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FILTHY WATER Running Down the Gutters on Main Street SIDEWALK TO BE WIDENED BOARD OP PUBLIC WORKS MAKE A PERSONAL INSPECTION numerous Becommendatlons for Pub lic Work Made to the Council. Boom in Building Messrs. Ashman, Blanchard and Math uss of the board of public works, accom panied by Councilman Nickell and rep resentatives of the press, yesterday after noon made a trip of inspection out Main street for the purpose of investigating the nuisance created by filthy water flowing along ttie gutter on the. west side of the street from Ninth to Thirty-sev enth streets. Frequent complaints have been received of late In regard to the matter and the board decided to look over the ground for themselves with a view to applying the proper remedy. The party drove out the entire length of Main street and found that for the entire distance a large stream of filthy water was flowing in the gutter on the west side of the street. The stream has Its origin in the center of the city, on Broadway. Spring and Main streets, where the gutters and culverts are flushed for hours, daily. At Ninth and Main streets the streams center and flow ■outhward, having by this time become a turgid torrent, carrying with it all man ner of refuse and filth from the streets "over which it has passed.. All day long the stream flowssouthward. settling Into pools in the depressions and rapidly be comln.g malodorous and a menace to health under the summer sun. This was the condition of things as found by the party The east side of the street is dry. but the west gutter becomes worse day by day, as it is im possible for the street sweeping con tractor to properly clean it with water continually flowing through. No de cisive action was agreed upon by the counciimen. but it is probable that the daily flushing of culverts' will be cut to thrice a week and the intervals of com parative dryness will be utilized as op portunities to thoroughly sweep and. cleanse the offending gutter. From the gutter problem the board turned Its attention to the matter of a projeelng sidewalk on the west side of Main street, between Second and: First. About a year ago the council decided to widen the sidewalk on both sides of Main street two feet—from twelve to fourteen —and several property owners went ahead and enlarged their walks. Others protested and finally succeeded in knock ing out the improvement. At present the stretch of walk extending from Second street sixty feet north projects two feet into the street, with the result of forming a catch basin or dam for all the refuse of the gutter and backing up water so as to form a pool there.. After inspec tion, ami finding that a large portion of the sidewalk on the block was either above or below the established grade, the board decided to recommend that the council order the remainder of the walk widened to fourteen feet and at the same time placed on grade. When completed the pavement will be- In first-class shape instead of a series of ups and downs, a." at present. From Main street the board, were driven down Aliso street, where a faulty sewer, near the brewery, which needed flushing, was looked after to the satis faction of all. and the return to the city hall was made, where the rest of the afternoon was devoted to the-considera tion of other matters. Routine recommendations adopted by the board were as follows: Recommend that the draft of ordi nance amending ordinance No. 3146, new series, regulating the keeping of cows, •heep. etc., be referred to the board of health. Recommend that the petition from |Smith & Agin, asking permission to lay by private contract cement walk on thle east side of Flower street near Fourth street be denied. In the matter of the petition from O. C. Bryant et al., asking that Magnolia avenue from Pico to Sixteenth streets be graded, graveled, curbed and side walked, under the bond act, recommend the same be referred to the city engineer for estimate of cost and if the same x eeeds the amount required by law, then to present the. necessary ordinance of in tention therefor. Recommend that the petition from H. 8. Baer, asking that Cherry street be tween Washington and Eighteenth streets be graded, graveled and curbed, be referred to the city engineer for ordi nance of intention therefor. In the matter of the petition from Mrs. M. Kearney et al., asking that West Railroad street between Main and San Fernando streets be graded, graveled, curbed with wood and sidewalked with gravel, recommend the same be referred to the city engineer for ordinance of in tention therefor. In the matter of the petition from H. W. Hellman et al., asking that the grad ing and paving of Main and Fourth streets at their intersection be so changed as to prevent the accumulation of standing water at said corner, recom mend that the same be referred to the city engineer for investigation. In the matter of the petition from G. A. Ralphs et al.. asking that a cement sidewalk be constructed on both sides of Flower street between Tenth and Elev enth streets, recommend the same be re ferred to the city engineer for ordinance of intention. In the matter of the protest from J. A. Gardiner et al., against the proposed Improvement of Toberman street be tween Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets, recommend the same be filed, as it is premature. In the matter of proposals to sidewalk Eastlake avenue from Downey avenue to Main street, recommend that the bid of Frank Whittier at 8% cents persquar foot be accepted and the necessary res olution of award be adopted. In the matter of proposals to construct cement pipe in Arroyo de los Reyes, rec ommend the hid of John Genilla at 1476.10 for the work complete be accepted and the city attorney instructed to pre sent the necessary contract and bond. Recommend that the petition from E. I. Post, asking to withdraw Us name from petition No. 874 asking the council to Institute proceedings to construct a boulevard to Pasadena, be granted. In the matter of the petition from P. P. Tomeney, asking permission to con struct by private contract cement walk In front of his property on Turner street, recommend that the same be granted and the street superintendent instructed to grant said permit. In the matter of the petition from J. C. McMenomy et al., asking permission to construct a cement sidewalk on Tur ner street, between Alameda ani.Vignes streets by private contract, recommend the same be granted and the street su perintendent instructed to issue the necessary permit. Recommend that the petition from W. Wedemeyer et al., asking permission to grade by private contract a porMon of the alley In Block D, Dakeshore tract, be granted, and the city engineer in structed to present the necessary ordi nance. PARK COMMISSIONERS Let the East Side Park Boating Priv ilege—To Inspect Boulevard The board of park commissioners met in regular session yesterday morning. Mayor Snyder called the session to or- Aarsomewhat later than the usual hour, but the business transacted did not consume more than thirty minutes. The bids advertised for some time ago for the boating privileges'at East Side park were opened. There were only thre.; bidders. W. D. Baldwin offered $351.50. A. P. Flood $407 and J. J. White $425. The latter bid was accepted, the terms of payment being the same as in the old contract, and tb.e new contract to be for a period of two years. Mr. White holds the contract at present. The new agreement will become effective on Oc tober L Superintendent Garey reported that twenty loads of sand had been placed In the sand pit at East Side park, and as much more Is to be added. This is to be used as a playground' for children, and the cleanest sand obtainable is be ing used. Seven hundred plants had been eet out In this park, and forty loads of stone had been hauled- there to be us-ed in work now being done there. At Westlake park 225 feet of stone wall on the Seventh street side had been com pleted, 'Jhe work necessitating the build ing of 1000 feet of masonry. At Fre mont gate. Eiyslan park, 6895 plant? have been set out. The recommenda tion of Mr, Garey that a lavatory be placed at Westlake park for the use of ladies was referred to the finance com mittee with power to act. The secretary was directed to secure, if possible, the use of two acres of land adjoining East Side park, to be used a; a dumping ground for park material. The finance committee filed its re port recommending that the bid oi Harper & Reynolds to furnish 250 feet of four-inch pipe at 10 cents per foot, and the bid of the same company for clean ing and dipping STO feet of pipe at 2M> cents per foot be accepted. Adopted. The superintendent was empowered to purchase the necessary cement for the Westlake park wall at $3.75 per barrel. Commissioner Teed reported that por tions of the Eiyslan park boulevard w as giving way in places, and that when th? rains begin, unless the present break'? are repaired, the roadway will be ruined. He said the matter needed Im mediate attention, and suggested that the park commissioners, together with the city engineer and such members of the council as could go, visit the place and see what could be done. This was agreed to, and Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock was fixed as the time for the in spection of the boulevard. The board then adjourned. MORE THAN DOUBLED Large Increase of Building Shown by Building Permits Although the month of September is only ten days old, if the building opera tions in the city continue at the rate at which they have started, the month will be a record-breaker In the matter of the number and cost of new buildings contracted for. During the first ten days of the month of August the value of the improvements for which building per mits were issued was $34,538. During the first ten days of the present month per mits have been issued for the erection r.f $93,905. When it is remembered, that there have been two legal holidays in this month it will be seen that in eight days of this month nearly three times as much work has been contracted for as during ten days of last month. In each of these months there have been but one permit which greatly exceeded the average in the cost of the proposed buildings. Most of the permits have been for houses costing less than $2500. Property Owners' Petition William Wedemeyer and others yes terday filed a petition with the city clerk for submission to Ihe council asking that they as owners of lots in block D of the Lakeshore tract be given per mission to grade an alley in the rear of their property by private contract. Property owners on Pico street have filed a petition asking that the council order Pico street, between Pacific and Western avenues, graded, graveled and cement curbed. Bids for Fire Hose The supply committee yesterday pre pared a report to the council for submis sion at next Monday's session recom mending that the city clerk be instructed to advertise for 500 feet of 2V4-inch cot ton rubber-lined Are hose, in 50-foot sections coupled complete, the same to be delivered in this city and subject to the inspection and approval of the board of Are commissioners. TAILORS MEET May Go on the Warpath After Cheap Workmen A meeting of the Merchant Tailors' exchange was held last night in the parlors of the Nadeau for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year. Before the meeting was over the ques tion of cheap tailors, who are putting out a line of inferior goods, and how to deal with them, was brought up. Many of those present were in favor of taking some action to force these cheap mer chant tailors out of business, as it 1? claimed that they are demoralizing the trade of the first-class houses. The mat ter was discussed in all its phases, bu: it is not learned that any definite action was taken. The officers elected were as follows: President, W. H. Routzahn; vice-pres- Idient, H. A. Gets; secretary, O. C. Sens; treasurer, B. Gordan. • George P. Brown, son of the lateThos. P. Brown, appointed as a cadet to An napolis by Congressman Barlow, has passed examinations, both mental ane> physical, and is now a fult-ifledged cadet LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER ft, 1897 SAW THE CITY The West Virginia Visitors Take a Long Ride THEY LIKE LOS ANGELES WHAT SOME OP THEM SAY OP THE CITY AND ITS FUTURE Today San Pedro Harbor la to Be Inspected by the Members of the Harbor Committee "The longer we stay here the better we like the place and the people, and already part of our crowd want to move here," was the enthusiastic remark of Congressman B. B. Dovener, the leader of the West Virginia party now "doing" this section or the state, as he stepped from a carriage in which he had been viewing the beauties of the city yester day morning. It was not necessary to ask the other members cf the party their opinio-ns of what had: been shown them for they were as enthusiastic about th; matter as their leader and expressed themselves as delighted without being asked. The party had a busy day yes terday, and all of them seemed to enjoy every minute of it. The night befor: their arrival here had been spent on their special Pullman cars, and their first night in Dos Angeles, with its cool breezes, was all the more enjoyed be cause of the contrast with the' night be fore. Some of them showed how well they liked the- rest and the soft beds of the Van Nuys by sleeping late, and they had to make a hurried preparation for the entertainment which had been pro vided for them by the chamber of com ■ merce. The limited time which the party had to spend in the 1 city yesterday pre vented any oiher form of entertainment than a carriage ride over the city. The representatives of the reception committee of the chamber of commerce. Messrs. Griffith, Hughe?, Slauson and Foster, arrivtd at the hotel promptly at 9:30 ocloek with five carriages ard in ten minutes ail of the visiting West Virgin ians and those who accompanied them started, to see Los Angeles-. They went first to East Side park, thence through the other parks, the oil fields, and. lastly through the residence portion of the city in the West End. The gentlemen were greatly interested in the oil wells, for they came from a country w-here such wells are numerous, and they freely compared those here with their own at home. Mr. Griffith explained that the industry was comparatively_r.ew here and that it had reduced the price of fuel one-half. The ladies liked the palm lined avenues and the handsome resi dences best, and. spent their time in choosing the houses they wanted "wher they moved to Los Angeles." They asked numerous questions and fortu nately were in the hands of a committee which was able to point out all there was of Interest and to answer all of their questions about the city. The ride con sumed nearly three hours, and at 12:20 the party returned to the hotel. Hon.. Roswell P. Bishop, member of congress from Ludlngton, Mich., was as enthusiastic in his praise of what hehad been shown as was Mr. Dovener. "This is by far the finest city we have seen on the coast." said he. "I wasamazed a; the evidence of prosperity and of rapid, substantial growth. The homes here look like homes in all that that term implies and many of them are palatial. I pre dict a great future for Los Angeles." J. T. Koen. one of the wealthiest oil operators in West Virginia, speaking of the oil district here, Mid: "The oil fields cannot but bring prosperity to this city. The fields are much more ex tensive than I had" supposed, and I can see that they have not all been devel oped. I know nothing of the quality of the product, but such a natural source of revenue will, I think, bring lots of money here. This city'is a wonder to me. I came here expecting to fled that much of the praise I had heard of the city was exaggerated, but I find that it was only half true. The people here have a happy way of making a visitor feel at home. All of us greatly enjoyed our ride this morning. We saw more than we ■had expected to see, and we shall have only praise for Los Angeles in our descriptions of our trip to the West Virginia people." While the party was preparing for luncheon the following telegram was received by G. H. Ballou of San Diego, who is a guest at the hotel: SAN DIEGO, Cal., Sept. 10.—On behalf of San Diego chamber of commerce, extend a cordial Invitation to Con gressman Dovener and party to visit San Diego. Wire me result, PHILIP MORSE, President. This telegram was shown to Mr. Dove ner by Mr. Ballou. The acceptance of the invitation was impossible, as the itinerary of the party has been made out, and their limited time prevents their deviating from it. Mr. Dovener per sonally wired his regrets at not being able to accept. The following members of the party were entertained at lunch at the Cali fornia club by Mr. and Mrs. John D. Foster and Frank M. Kelsey: Con gressman Dovener, Joseph Spldel, Dr. T. C. Mofflt and wife, Mr. Ferrel of Wheeling; Mayor Lee Haymond anfl wife of Clarksburg, W. Va.. and Miss Catherine C. Farrar, of Washington, D. C. At 1:20 p. m. the entire party took a special car at the ihotel for the Arcade depot. There several special coaches were attached to the San Pedro train and plaoed at their disposal. At 1:45 they left for San Pedro, arriving there at 2:35. They immediately went aboard the steamer for Avalon. Today some of the party, among them the three congressional members of the river and harbor committee, will return on the flrsjt boat. They will be met at San Pedro by a committee from this city, composed of the following gentlemen: W. E. Hughes, A. M. Stephens, E. F. C. Klokke, C. H. How land, Col. H. G. Otis andl T. E. Gibbon. The committee will leave on a special train on the Terminal railroad at 8 o'clock. They will reach San Pedro before the steamer from Avalon ar-. rives. A tug has been chartered and* the congressmen will be taken out into the bay and shown the nature and ex tent of the proposed harbor and Im provement* at San Pedro. The other* of the party will return to San Pedro late In the afternoon, and will come at once to this city. Tomorrow Pasadena, Echo Mountain and Mount Lowe Will be visited. Monday morning a reception will be tendered! the visitors by the commercial bodies of the city. The ex act nature of this function has not been definitely decided upon as yet, but it will probably be after the style of the reception tendered to Congressman Hooker several weeks' ago. FRIDAY MORNING CLUB Informal Musicale—Talk by Mme. Cappiani A large number of the Friday Morning club members and their friends assem bled yesterday morning informally In the club rooms on Broadway to meet Mme. Louisa Cappiani of New York, the eminent teacher of vocal music, who Is here the guest of Mrs. Charles Parsons. Mrs. O. S. Salisbury presided In the absence of the president, Mrs. Sartori, and a short musical program of songs was rendered, a* follows: "Love Me, Sweet," Maud Valeric White, Mrs. Katherlne Kimball Forest; "A Happy Day," Goetz, Mr. Edward Quinlan; (a) "Berceuse," Augusta Holmes, (b) "Garden. Voices," Horrocks, Miss Beresford Joy. Mme. Cappiani was then Introduced, and, after gracefully expressing her ap preciation for the courtesy extended her by the club, she gave a very informal chatty little talk about her profession, contrasting her methods of teaching singing with that of others, in which stern fact and humorous fancy were most enjoyably blended. Among other things Mme. Cappiani said that the placing of the voice was most important, and the economical UsM nf breath aided greatly in artistic phras ing. She spoke of the natural method of singing; of opening the mouth naturally by relaxing the lower jaw at Its hinges; of the sounding board made by the bony part of the face; of her system of bring ing the breath up from the lungs by the guidance of the abdomen and through the throat, which is simply a chimney, creating vibrations in the vocal chorus which made sound; the difference in the vibrations determining the shading of the tones; and finally the voice, which was made up of tone, color and breath. The speaker impressed her points viv idly, and sang some deliciously rich, smooth notes in her tone illustration. At the conclusion of her remarks the meeting was adjourned, the members were presented Individually, and the rest of the morning was spent in informal chat. PERSONAL Ex-Sheriff A. T. Currier of Spadra was here yesterday. S. M. Haskell, editor of the Pomona Progress, is a guest at the Hollenbeck. H. B. Keeler. Santa Fe agent at San Diego, arrived yesterday at the Hollen beck. Charles B. Hutchinson, a well known young mart of Pomona, is here for a few days. H. L. Main and Clay Lambert, bcth representing Main's circus, are at the Hollenbeck. Mts. Leila Clinton Cline returned to Santa Barbara Saturday after a few days' visit In this city. Oscar Boldirman of the A. C. Bolde man company, of S?an Francisco, is regis tered at the Hollenbeck. Robert F. Harrison, one of the own ers of the Grant mine at Grant, Cal., is a guest at the Van Nuys. F. E. Sharkey, connected with J. W. Goodard & Sons, New York, is a recent arrival at the Hollenbeck. N. R. Cottman and L. Hache, who are interested in the Chino Beet Sugar fac tory, are at the Vain Nuys. Hale Miller, connected with the Cali fornia Furniture company, San Fran cisco, Is stopping at the Van Nuys, George Phillips, son of the millionaire land owner of Spadra, and owner of the Phillips block, is spending a few days in Eos Angeles. Miss Bessie Clinton, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. E. J. Clinton, left Fri day for a few days' visit at San Diego and Coronado Beach. Mark Plaisted of the Riverside En terprise is hare. Mr. Plaisted is secretary of the board" of trustees for the Southern California Hospital for the Insane at Highland. Mrs. J. L,. Latham of the Hotel Van Nuys, accompanied by her mother, sister and two little daughters, left for San Francisco Thursday night, Sept. 9th, for New York City, to be gone two months. Mrs. Latham will also visit Mr. Latham's people In Portland, Maine. All prices of wall paper greatly reduced. A. A. Eckstrom, 324 South Spring street OPEN TODAY Los Angeles' $3.00 Shoe House We've come to stay. Los Angeles people have been needing as 3 Shoe House for a long time and now they have it. We are going to sell Shoes for $3 a pair that m simply the "top notch" of Shoe perfection. If You Pay More than $3 for a Pair of Shoes After this You are Paying too Much We will also sell Shoes for less that $3, but every pair we sell will be warranted better than the same price will buy elsewhere Ladies 9 Shoes Men's Shoes . . . por ... jlr-N'S Wjfs\ • • • FOR • • • $1.50, $1.75, $2, $2.50, $3 I %Mj 3 $1-50, $1.75, $2, $2.50, $3 104 N. Spring St. I°4 N - Spring St. A MUSICIAN'S SUDDEN DEATH Fred Van Lew Stricken With Heart Disease at Masonic Temple Fred Van Lew, an organist 68 years of age, died In the receiving hospital at the police station last night of heart disease. In the early part of the evening Van Lew attended a meeting of the South Gate order of the Masonic lodge at the Ma sonic temple, where he played the for the initiatory service. A short time afterward he was taken suddenly 111 and started to go home, accompanied, by two friends. He was unable to walk, however, and had to be taken back to the temple. Dr. J. N. Mathis was sum moned and pronounced a case of heart failure. He worked over the stricken man for two hours, and then he was re moved to the receiving hospital, where he died a few minutes afterwards at 10:15 p. m. Van Lew was a Mason, and his re mains were taken in charge by members of that order. The body was removed to Howry's undertaking parlors. The deceased lived by himself In a little cablr at the corner of Sixth and. San Pedro streets. He has no relatives here, so far as is known. YELLOW FEVER Causes a Panic That Threatens to In- jure Business NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 10.—The announcement of twelve suspicious cases on one square In the city, and that three cases had developed since the death of the a young lady who had come from Ocean Springs, created a large measure of alarm in the public mind early in the day, but this was allaycj when 'he facts became, known. It developed that one man had ailed as the result of excessive dissipation In stead of yellow fever, as reported In the very pquare in which the suspicious case? had been found. At nightfall all reports received by Dr. Oliphant were so favorable that renewed confidence was infused In the officials of tbe board. This morning a party of doctors and officials left here over the Illinois Cen tral for Memphis, and will return via the Mississippi valley. They will stop at all intervening places to make known the exact i'tatus of affairs, seeking to allay the fears of the people In order that a panic in the country may be pre vented and the imposing of unreason able quarantine restrictions prevented. It is hoped that this visit of officials will .have the effect of checking undue re straint of trade. CHARLES IX.'S MISSAL May Now Be Bead Without Danger to Health NEW YORK, Sept. 10.—The Journal and. Advertiser prints the following: Charles IX.'s missal, the vellum leaves of which had been dipped In a poison as terrible as the one which the Borgias kept, was sold by a bookseller of New York a few days ago to a book lover, who is also an expert in poisons. He has analyzed the vellum pages one by one, and says there is no poison in the leaves of the missal. It must have evaporated In the cen turies, for Charles J.X. was King of France from 1560 to 1574, and received, according to the chroniclers, a missal, which w as poisoned, a short time after he had given the signal for the massacre of the Huguenots, and it was in this mis sal he had been reading a mass in the chapel of the Louvre the day before his death. He died of remorse, the histori ans say, but remorse was often a euphemism for poison in those days. A Coward's Crime NEVADA CITY, Cal., Sept. 10.—Mea ger details have been received here of a wholesale poisoning of woodchoppers at George Kohler's ranch on Washington Ridge, eight miles above this city. Koh ler died Wednesday, supposedly of chol era morbus, and was buried. Several neighbors called at the cabin and ate. This morning Aug. Amber died. Sol Am bers, O. P. Davis andi Dan Gillette and son are very sick. It Is believed the food at Kohler's place was poisoned. There has been trouble in that section for some time over land matters. Coro ner Hocking is investigating the mys tery. Santa Cruz Firebugs SANTA CRUZ, Sept. 10.—An incen diary Are today destroyed I. H. Sinkin son's box and shingle mill, ice plant and 300,000 berry and grape boxes. Wessen dorf & StafTler's carpet beating works were also burned. Loss, $10,000. Sinkin son was severely burned trying to fight the flames. No One Believed It NEW YORK, Sept. 10.—A special to the Herald from Panama says: Your correspondent Is in a position to state that the report cabled from Colon to the effect that a concession to complete the Panama canal had been granted to Eng land is false. Killed His Son CHICAGO, Sept. 10.—Vedella Sayers, burned by the explosion of a lamp hurled at his brother William by an enraged father last night, died today. The girl made an ante mortem statement exon erating her father, now In custody. It is thought by the police that the Coro ner's Jury will exonerate him. A Famous Critic Dead LONDON, Sept. 10.—Richard Holt Hutton, the famous literary critic and editor of the Spectator since 1861, is dead. He was In his 71et year. Will Hear Bryan LOLA, Kan., Sept. 10.—The manage ment of the Fair Association are rejoic ing over their foreeight in securing Wil liam J. Bryan as an orator. It Is esti THE VANDERBILT ROAD COMING Will Reach Southern California via Riverside, Red lands and Chino TO UNITE WITH THE TERMINAL NEAR LOS ANGELES ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION WILL BE BEGUN WITHIN THE NEXT THREE MONTHS Bonds Are Now Practically Disposed of—Work to Commence Upon tha Settlement of the Government's Claim Upon the Union Pacific—Elements of Prosperity On the 25th day of April last The Herald first made public the informa tion that the Vanderbilt system of rail roads had secured an understanding with the Los Angeles Terminal railway and that in the very near future the system would be extended across the desert from Salt Lake City to Los Ange les, thus completing the first transcon tinental railroad from New York city westward under one management. That statement was founded on reli able information, and created a sensa tion throughout Southern California. The information, was received from i resident of Los Angeles city who keeps in close touch with the railroad officials having this work in charge. From the same source of information The Herald is able to give another chapter in the progress of the work. The route of this new railroad line has now been definite ly located and a map of the road has been seen in this city by a very few. The road is to be extended in a south westerly direction from Milford in Utah through the southern portion of the state of Nevada, passing through Las Vegas valley, then across the Mojave desert, crossing the Atlantic and Pacific rail road a few miles from Ludlow station, thence is to run in. a direct line to the Morongo pass, through which the en gineers have found a line that does not exceed a 2 per cent grade at any point. Thence it heads for the San Gorgonio pass, running north of the town of Ban ning but passing through ths town of Beaumont. Thence It runs through the Tacaipa valley to Redlands; thence to Riverside, crossing the San Timoteo canyon and the Southern Pa cific railroad on, a high trestle; thence directly west to Chino; thence through the Puente hills north to Anaheim, malt ing a connection with the Los Angeles Terminal near the county farm, from which point the Terminal road will be used to reach Los Angeles city in one direction or San. Pedro bay and harbor in the other. Bonds for the building of this road have been practically sold, and before the close of 1597 active construction will have commenced. The public can esti mate about how long it will require to complete the line in these days of mod ern railroad building, when the enter prise is backed by unlimited money and energy. Those who are In position to know are thoroughly convinced that the work on the San Pedro breakwater has been de layed In the Interest of this new trans continental line, and that just as soon mated that 15,000 people from Southeast ern Kansas will be present to hear the champion of silver. THE TWO SUSPECTS Arrested for Assaulting Tom Lattery Brought Into Court The two men, Gill Young and W. H. Hoffman, arrested by Detectives Haw ley and Auble on a charge of robbing old Tom Lattery at the Eagle stables on ths night of August 22d, were arraigned in the police court before Justice Morrison yesterday. Their examination was set for today, with bail fixed at $2000. Three Belligerent Japs The three Jap cooks who broke a plate and a bottle over the head of a dead-beat customer in a First street restaurant a few days ago ar.d were then arrested for battery yesterday appeared before Just ice Morrison and pleaded not guilty. They have been released on ball and will appear again today for trial on the , charge. as the railroad builders are ready bids will be advertised for and the work of active construction will at once com mence. There are certain contingen cies which may delay active construc tion for a short time, but it is not thought probable that there will be any serious delays. It Is a well known fact that the Vander bilts own the Union Pacific railroad, subject to the claim of the United States; that a foreclosure suit is now In the courts to secure the payment of that claim and that the court has ordered a sale of the property to take place in Oc tober, Vanderbilt having agreed to make a bid for the property that would guar antee the government's receiving $45, --000,000 for its claim; that there is a movement on foot to secure a postpone ment of that sale until after congress meets in December. It is believed that active work will be gin soon after the settlement of the gov ernment claim against the Union. Pacific, which is only a matter of a little time, as if there is no postponement of the sale the claim will be settled next month. The building of this third transconti nental road into Southern. California will have the same effect as the build ing of the second had. It does not re quire a very long memory to call to mind the effects of that work. As a re sult of the building of the Santa Fe tHis section experienced a speculative boom unparalleled in the history of the coun try. Everything points to another period of great speculative activity. This activity will be stimulated by the following prop ositions: First—The building of the Vanderbilt railroad system into Southern Califor nia. Second—The spending of millions by the government In the building of a harbor of refuge and commerce at San Pedro. Third—The return of general prosper ity to the business world at large. Fourth—A 1 cent tariff on citrus fruits which will protect our leading in dustry from the ruinous competition from cheap foreign labor. Fifth—A mining development In Southern California which is destined to turn millions of the precious metals into the mints of the country. Sixth—And lastly, the same old South ern California climate, which Is consid ered of more value than legal tender* by millions of people who are able to enjoy it as soon as the business condi tions of the country will permit them ta reach it without making too great a sacr riflce.