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BETTER LIGHTS Details of the New Contract About Completed SEVERAL IMPORTANT CHANGES TEN ADDITIONAL LAMPS TO BE PLACED IN EACH WARD All Lights Are to Burn Until Mid night, and All Night When Necessary—Committees When the present contract for lighting the city expires, Dec. 31st, a new con tract will take its place which will give to the city a much more satisfactory service. There are many features of the present contract that have been the cause ot frequent complaints, not so much because of any failure on the part Of the lighting company to fulfill it* contract as with the provisions of the contract itself As many of these ob jectionable features as possible will be eliminated in the new agreement which Is to be entered into before the expira tion of the present contract. For the pur pose of informally discussing these mat ters the lighting committee of the city council held a special meeting last nigh: at the mayor's office, and as a result of that meeting It is known what the most Important of the contemplated' changes are. In addition to the membersof the com mittee, which Is composed of Council men Baker, Grider and-Blanchard, there were present Councilmen Silver, Toll and Mathuss. andial'so representatives of the two lighting companies of this city. The meeting continued two and- a half toours.andithe subject of city lighting was discussed ln detail, each provision- of the present contract being taken up separ ately andi whatever was objectionable or had caused' dissatisfaction in any of then was so changed as to remove all objec tions and careful notations made of these changes,, so that they can be in corporated in the new contract. The fact that there are not now a suf ficient number of electric street lamp? was first discussed, and it was decided after the matter was carefully debated, that the new contract shall include ten additional lights for each ward., or ninety In all. These will be distributed as the members representing the' respective wards may decide upon. As the location of these lights will have to be incor porated! tn the new contract, the coun cilmen will at once make arrangements for placing 'them so that their location may be known, as >soon as possible. It had been s-uggested that the lights on the tall masts throughout the city be taken down and distributed on the streets adjacent to the present location of the high poles. This idea was abandoned., as it was thought that bet ter results would be had from the pres ent system being used about as It Is at present and adding the additional light? In the dark places in 'the streets where the light from these poles does not shine. The new lights will be placed in such places as the citizens desire them, this to he ascertained 'by the councilmen ir, consultation with their constituents. It Is probable 'that these additional lights may be put in before the expiration of th: present contract, so that the people may have the benefit of them between now and the first of the new year. This will be decided upon within- the next few days. The present contract contains a pro vision that the members of the council believe was included for political pur poses and which will be abrogated in the new contract. It is that the extra lights provided for shall be placed in service after the contract has been signed. The effect of this with the pres ent contract was to have the lights put in about thirty days before the contract really became effective. The contract was signed nearly two months before the one then in force expired, and the members who caused, it to be entered into had the benefit of the new lights •bout thirty days afterwat d as the con tract provided, although it was not un til thirty days later that the contract really went Into force. This year there will be an explicit understanding of just what is to be included, in the new con tract and none of its provisions will be come effective until the whole is in force. One of the most important changes to be made is that with reference to the hours each night that the lights shall be burning. At present the lights are not turned on when the moon is shining, however cloudy or foggy it may be; and on. nights when the moon rises late the current is turned off almost at the min ute that the almanac says the moon should rise. The new contract will change this greatly. It will provide that all lights throughout the city shall be kept burning until midnight every night In the year, moon or no moon. If even with a full moon, the sky Is overcast with clouds the lights are to burn a'! night if necessary lo furnish light. An other important change in the same connection is that the lights shall not be extinguished even after midnight until at leant ar. hour after the rising of the moon. Thus, if the moon rises just at midnight the lights are to he kept in service until 1 a. m. During the rainy season the lights are to be kept going all night and until sunrise instead of being extinguished at 6 a. m. Arrangemt nts will be made for fre quent tests of the power that is being used to light the city. It will be the duty of the city electrician to make whatever tests he may desire and as Often as he desires of the power, and for this the proper instruments are to be furnished him. He Is to make two re ports per month to the council of the result of these tests, and he is in no case to notify the company that a test is to be made. The amount of power to be furnished is to be carefully and com pletely specified in the contract in terms that any electrician will understand. The contract is to be for one year only. This is because of the possible improve ments that may be made in that length of time in electrical apparatus. The ad ditional cost over the present contract caused by the several improvements will not exceed 10 per cent. A most important matter which was discussed and which will have an im portant hearing upon the contract Is tbe tact tbat the ordinance defining a conduit district will go Into force April 6. After that It is provided that all wires must be placed under ground. Just what charges will be made so that the city street lights and wires will not be Included in that district has not been decided, but the ordinance will have to be amended in some manner. NOT TAPE GAMES Kansas City Bucket Shops Closed by- Police KANSAS CITY, Sept. 24—Marcus Mul len and Claude Hurd. who as telegraph operators transmitted fictitious mining stock quotations from Kansas City, Kan sas, to two "dynamite" bucket shops in Kansas City, Mo., have been arrested on bench warrants and placed under $500 bond. This was furnished by their em ployers. When the officers presented them selves to serve the warrants the opera tors refused to admit them and the offi cers were compelled o break ln the door. All the paraphernalia waeseized. When Mullen heard the officers kick the door, he tore up part of the squared slips from which he was sending and threw them out of the window. The slips bore the markings for the entire day's "fluctua tions" of the fictitious stocks in several so-called mining companies. The quota tions are prepared in the morning and telegraphed to the "dynamite" shop at intervals during the day. The charge against the two operators is setting up a device for the purpose of permitting gambling and the exchange of money on a game of chance purporting to be th'? fluctuations of mining stocks. RIFLE PRACTICE Scores Made by the Regular Army Soldiers CHICAGO, Sept. 24.—The- cavalry pre liminary competition on the Fort Sheri dan range was at skirmish firing. The score of the five leailing contestants fol lows: Sergeant Le-e, Third cavalry, 222; Sergeant Onalette, Third cavalry, 219; Corporal Murphy, Secondi cavalry, 206; Corporal Wilson, Third cavalry, 204; Pri vate Johnson, Sixth cavalry, 204. The average was, ITS and, the possible score 300. AT FORT WINGATE FORT WINGATE, N. M., Sept. 24.— The annual cavalry competition of the Departments of Colorado, Texas and California opened at the post today. The scores of the five leading contestants follows: Private Lindsay, Company B Seventh cavalry. 166; Corporal Bennett, Company B, Seventh cavalry, 164; Pri vate Oakley, Company X, Seventh cav alry. 163; Sergeant Dubowsky, Company C, Seventh cavalry, 162; Sergeant Mc- Elder, Company A, Seventh cavalry, 160. A New Indictment SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—The grand jury today investigated the charges of embezzlement against ex- District Attorney James D. Page, charged with having misappropriated $1400, the property of his Insane ward Otto Lichtnecker. Page was convicted once upon this charge, but the supreme court on appeal declared the proceedings were defective, inasmuch as no forma! demand for the return of the misap propriated funds had first been made. The second trial has not yet been heard, and so the grand jury will return a new indictment against Page to back up the information of the district attorney's office. A Vague Decision OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 24.—Some doubt appears to e-xlst in regard to the decision of the supreme court filed yes terday, declaring the act of the last leg islature granting one year's stay of ex ecution and sale under foreclosure of mortgages and allowing a minimum value to be placed upon mortgaged prop erty, which is not to be sold under fore closure unless it brings 80 per cent of such value. The doubt exists as to the effect of the decision upon subsequent contracts. The fact is. this question will not be directly raised, in the case decided and of course was not passed upon by the court. The Cervileta Grant DENVER, Colo., Sept. 24.—A special to the Rocky Mountain News from Santa Fe, N. M., says: The United States court of private land claims to day, in the Cervileta grant case, involv ing 224,770 acres of land In Soecorro county, overruled the objections to the approval of the survey, except as to the north boundary, and made an order confirming the grant for 25.5000 acres less than the claim. Turkey Is Hopeful NEW YORK, Sept. 24.—A special to the Herald from Constantinople says: A leading Turkish paper, the Sobah. after commenting on the Turkish diplo matic successes in the recent negotia tions, says that after the definite con clusion of peace, the Cretan question will come up for adjustment and that the success which began with the dispatch of Djered Pasha to Crete will be continued. Fierce Forest Fires SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Sept. 24.—A forest Are is raging near Glenwocd, and has spread over much territory. It started near Zyante, crossed the summit to the McKiernan place, and is now on A. C. Lay's land. Much timber has been destroyed beside fencing. A portion of S. F. Thorn's vineyard also suffered damage. The Are is now under control. A Town Destroyed MUSKOGEE, I. T, Sept. 24.—Every business house in the town of Afton, fifteen miles west of here, was destroyed by Are this afternoon. The Frisco depot was among the buildings destroyed. Fifteen cars loaded with wheat were also destroyed. The loss is stated to be over $50,000. Council of Friends LOUISVILLE, Sept. 24.—The Supreme Council of Friends this morning selected Baltimore as the next place of meeting and fixed the date for the third Tuesday in September, the committee having re ported favorably on an amendment to have biennial meetings. Refunding Bonds BAKERSFIELD, Cal., Sept. 24.—The supervisors have called an electiorfTor November 9th to decide the question of refunding county bonds. The Issue will be about $235,000 at V£ per cent Interest, payable Femi-ar.r.ually, the bonds to run ten to twenty years. A Rancher Killed TUBA CITY, Cal., Sept. 24.—Joseph Phillips, a prominent fruit grower, was thrown from bis buggy today, receiving Injuries which will probably prove fatal. Phillips has a state reputation as the propagator of many new fruits. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1897 MINERS KILLED A Fatal Gas Explosion at Marion, Illinois MARION, HI., Sept. 24.—One man was killed and three fatally Injured and six were severely burned and bruised by an explosion of gas in the Williams county coal mine today. An unknown miner is still imprisoned in the shaft anei was undoubtedly instantly killed. The dead: FRANK FARRAR, Italian miner. The injured: G. GRIETI, burned by explosion; will die. PETER CASPER, burned internally; will die. JOE BARLOW, driver, bruised about the head; will die. A shift of foi'ty-flve men went down the main shaft in the cage at 7 ocloek this morning. They ha 6 proceeded only a short distance up the main gangway when the lamp on the leader's cap Ig nited a large body of gas. A terrible ex plosion resulted. Farrar and the un known miner were knocked down, the latter being burled under a mass of broken timbers and rocks. Those who were able to crawl back to the foot of the shaft signaled for the cage which had been blown to the surface by the force of the explosion. Rescuers de scencied anei soon all the injured men were brought to the surface. M'KINLEY'S OUTING An Ovation Tendered by Citizens of Massachusetts LENOX, Mass., Sept. 24.—President and Mrs*. McKinley, with others mem bers of their party, who have been visit ing in Adams, reached Lenox this after noon. There was an immense crowd about the station, at Pitts-field to meet them. Cheer after cheer was given for the president tnd his wife as they ap peared upon the platform. Hon. John Sloane, whose guests they will be, wel comed them and escorted them to the vehicles waiting to take them to his home. The carriage was stopped in front of the park, which was filled with a strug gling mass of young Americans. Th" president had stated, when he received an invitation to stop the carriage for a moment at the park, that he would net make any remarks. The tremendous enthusiasm of the school children was too much for the president, however, and he rose in his carriage and made a short address to them, referring to the duties of citizenship before them and advising all to continue to live the lives of morality and virtue practiced In their youth. The president was then drivetj to Ike,! links of the Lenox Golf club, valXfo ht ' held a short reception. In the evening the presidential pr.rty dined at Wynnhurst, with Mr. and Mrs. Sloane, after holding a reception for the cottagers of the vicinity. THE LATIMER KILLING The Jury Retires to Consider the Evidence HAZLETON, Pa., Sept. 24—The cor oner's jury investigating the death of the Latimer victims met again today and heard additional testimony. Noth ing new was adduced. After a half dozen witnesses had been examined Coroner McKee closed the inquest and hte Jurymen retired. They will meet tomorrow evening to deliberate and de cide upon a verdict. It was the inten tion of General Gobin today to order the withdrawal of part of the militia, but the rain interfered. Battery C, of the artillery, broke camp today and returned to Phoenixville, and tomorrow, weather permitting, the Twelfth and Thirteenth regiments will leave. The governor's troops toured the re gion today. The city troops of Phila delphia will return home pext week. All was quiet in the region today. Odd Fellows' Session SPRINGFIELD, 111., Sept. 24.—The Sovereign grand! lodge. Order of Odd Fellows, held) three sessions today to clear up the work before adjournment to morrow. A resolution was passed, after a strong fight, as follows: "After January 1, 1898, no grand or su preme body shall receive any credit for old rituals, destroyed or returned, and shall pay full price for all rituals fur nished." During the afternoon the body con sidered the official certificate' question, but no decision was arrived at. There is little room for dioubt that the Reoekali ritual will be revised, as there has been much dissatisfaction over it. Conditions in Cuba MEMPHIS, Term., Sept. 24.—A spe cial to the Commercial Appeal from Chattanooga says: Owen McGarr, Unit ed States consul at Cienfuegos, Cuba, arrived here today, having left Cuba August 28th. As to the condition of af fairs on the island, the consul does* not agree with the Cuban, "junta in New- York, but confirms Gen. Weyler's utter ances in so far as his experience has gone. A Seal Expert OTTAWA, Sept. 24.—Prof. Macoun, the Canadian expert, who spent a couple ■of seasons at the Pribyioff islands studying seal life, was appointed by the cabinet today to go to Washington with the commissioner of fisheries and ma rine to attend, the conference there and give testimony in regard to the preser vation of seal life. Sealers' Claims HALIFAX, N. S., Sept. 24—In the Bering sea argument today Don M. Dickinson declared! the losses before the commission differed from those incurred in a railway accident inasmuch as the earning capacity of a person injured was partially destroyed and in such a case prospective damages may be awarded. Instead of Andrews SCHENECTADY, Sept. 24—Rev. Eliphalet Nott Potter, D. D., LL. D., formerly president of Union college ir, thi9 city, today informed the Associated Press that he had accepted the presi dency of the Cosmopolitan Educational University extension. A Village Burned LONDON, Sept. 24.—More than half the village of Ravenstone, near New port-Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, has been destroyed by fire. The flames con sumed forty cottages, with barns ,etc, leaving 150 people homeless. A Street Car Strike CHICAGO, Sept. 24.—Development* of the last twelve hours point to a general strike of all street car conductors, mo tormen and grlpmen in the employ of the Chicago City Railway company on Monday morning. A TEMPEST IN A TEA SHOP Hew York's Fashionable Tea Room Is Closed A tempest ln a tea shop ls what soci ety calls the latest news concerning the dissolution of the partnership of Miss Wilmerding and Mrs. Lowery of the business known as the Tea Rooms, or. Fifth avenue. The place is shut up t/;d there has been a "To let" sign in the show case, which, however, has been taken down. Rumor has it that Mrs. Lowery will continue the business, which should, ac cording to the showing of both partners, have been a profitable one, as there is a demand for Just such a place. Miss Wilmerding may go abroad. Her two brothers are in Paris, both of whom married daughters of Mr. Schenck, the rich whisky man. Mrs. Louis Wilmer ding is dead, but Mrs. Fred Wilmerding is one of the most popular women in the American colony in Paris. Mrs. Lowery has lived for some years ln a very pretty house in Thirty-fifth street, near that of her friend, Mrs. Richard' Irvin, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gebhard. A rumor in society runs that Mrs Lowrey and Miss Wilmerding will patch up their differences and open a tea place in Paris, as a rival to the one in the Rue Cambon. —New York World. SECURED HIS NOMINATION How a Lovely Kentucky Woman Cam- paigned for Her Husband One of the keenest and shrewdest poli ticians in Kentucky today is Mrs. James B. Camp of Louisville. Her ability to di rect and come out successful at the end of a campaign is recognized by all of the state politicians, and when she enters a fight few care to oppose her. Mrs. Camp, until a few weeks ago. was known socially only. She is the daughter of Judge W. B. Hoke, who for thirty years was judge of the Jefferson county court, and comes from the oldest families in the blue grass state. Her methods of campaigning are not Our Clothes for School Are full of wit and wearing; ""* <y They're made so strong T There is never a thought of tearing I Our Boys 1 We mean the boys who get their clothes at "The g5 London," will be the best dressed, the most economl- JJ» cally dressed of all the little fellows in the school- yards next Monday morning. !g 35 It Is safe to say there is no Los Angeles store Jjp 2g[ that takes the care to have its boys' clothes just right as we do. 3l «J It is safe to say that we show a greater variety of 5& cloths, a greater variety of fashionable cuts, and Ss[ S give a greater Intrinsic value for a stated price than m£ any other house in the city. Our line of Double -2g Breasted School Suits for boys from Bto 16 years of age, ranges in price from $1.50 to Js.oo the suit. St 5»5 All the latest novelties in Middy, Reefer and Sailor 2JJ Suits for the little fellows. j5 2j Boys' and Youths' Long Pants Suits from 85.00 3^ 3a up, unequaled in value and variety. Jg Mail Orders § Filled Promptly . . : g Hi 117, 110, 121, 123. 125 3j 3* North Spring St.. S. YV. cor. Franklin -HARRIS « FRANK, Proprietors 3r* Fortune Knocks Once — At every man's door. Hamilton Bros, are knocking at the doors of Southern California Homes. They are offering for sale the best shoe values ever offered before in this city. Low shoe prices are knocking At Every flan's Door . .. If you are wise you'll answer the knock today. «OnWKMS»»WWWMWW»ffi«HWMUM Ladies' Princess Oxfords, turned, were $j.oo. Now 75 C Ladies' Dongola Oxfords, to 4?£, were %z. 50. Now 50c Ladies' Dongoia Oxfords, turned, sizes 2% to were 12.5 a Now.. 95c Ladies' Dongola Button and Polish, lovely goods, were 14.00. Now.. .$2. 50 Men's Calf Bal., welt sole, were $5.00. Now j 2 .5o Boys' Casco Calf Bal., heavy sole, were $2.00. Now $1.00 Hamilton Bros. 239 South Spring Street only unique but daring. She made her reputation as a political worker in four short weeks. In the Louisville primary, just over, Mr. Camp was induced to enter for the Democratic nomination for tax collector. When he announced himself as a candidate Mrs. Camp began a polit ical canvass that opened the eyes of the Louisville politicians. She visited th" factories and shook hands with the men, who, when the dinner hour came, found a nice, wholesome dinner spread for them, with a freshly tapped keg of beer, She visited houses that were building and talked to the men, climbing high ladders to reach them. She went into the slums and distributed her husband's cards. She visited the levee and talked to the roustabouts, many of whom are Democrats, at the time of the primaries. She went to the tenement houses and made friends with the wives of work men. Her husband's rivals laughed and pretended to believe that her work was having no effect, but they were wiser when the primary was over and there suit announced, for James B. Camp was first, the rest nowhere. Few women can show Mrs. Camp th? way awheel, and she ls also recognized as one of the most graceful horsewomen in Kentucky. She plays tennis and golf, shoots well,swims like a duck and dances divinely.—Chicago Chronicle. A Pioneer Methodist TACOMA. Wash., Sept. 24.—A Monte sano, Wash., special to the Ledger says: Rev. W. I. Cosper, as a result of a fall has sustained a serious injury to his spine, producing paralysis of the lower part of the body, and it ls doubtful if he recovers. Rev. Cosper was a pioneer missionary of the Methodists on the Pacific coast, having crossed the isth mus in 1851. Bound to Have It A small boy, the Rev. Dr. Lambuth re lates, teased his father for a watch till he was forbldcVrn to mention the matter again. 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