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A BROOM BRIGADE Advocated by Merchants and Manufacturers JUDGE SILENT EXONERATED COUNCIL CONSIDERS PUBLIC IM PROVEMENTS Specifications for Street Sprinkling;, Qas and Electric Lighting—Bond Issue Approved Routine business engaged the atten tion of the city council at Its regular aessiOn yesterday, to the exclusion of such unusual, not to say stormy, pro ceedings as had characterized the meet ing ef last week. It was a business ses sion strictly, and more attention was paid to the several measures of public importance which came up for consider ation than to wrangling over questions of minor concern to the taxpayers. The question of bow to secure clean streets was, in point of the number of citizens directly interested, the most Important matter considered. A dele gation from the Merchants and Manu facturers' association was given an au dience by the council at the morning seeeion and the wishes of the members of that organization, in the matter were plainly expressed in the form of reso lutions which had been adopted, as well ss In addresses made by members of the delegations. Ac ls well known, the as sociati:r. desires to try the plan of hand sweeping on the streets, and their pre sentation of the matter was very aßle. During the noon, recess thismatter came before a Joint session of the finance com mittee and the board of public works, and was there again discussed at length. No final action was taker, however, the matter being taken under advisement. A full report will be made at the next meelng of the council. No report was made on the boulevard matter by the board of public works. The Los Angeles members of the general boulevard committee called upon the council and presented (resolutions in which the position of that committee on the subject was clearly denned. In cidentally, this committee embraced the opportunity to vindicate Judge Silent of the charge of having assumed to rep resent the committee when be had no authority so to do, by a plain state ment that he had full authority. The charge was made ten days ago at a meeting of the board of public works. The only reference which was made to the wrangle at the previous meeting over the demand for the city attorney's report as to the validity of the water contract was made by Mr. Toll, who, having learned that President Silver had supposed that he had been included in the severe arraignment Mr. Toll gave the members responsible for the de mand, fully explained his position and intention in the matter and apologized to the chair for having aggrieved him by his remarks. New specifications for street sprink ling were adopted so that the new con tract for that service, which will go into effect January 1, may be prepared. The territory to be sprinifled is to be largely increased. The ordinance for the ap pointment of ten additional policemen was adopted. The matter of preparing a new contract for lighting the was not settled, the gas and light committee being granted another week in which to prepare the necessary ordinance. The proposedi bond issue for the Im provement of the fire department was approved and the city attorney will draw up the necessary ordinance of in tention. The proceedings to lay a new sewer ■long Spring street were abandoned and it now appears that one of the results of this action will be that that street will •be resurfaced. MORNING SESSION All members except Mr. Hutchison, who is absent from the city, were pres ent when. President Silver called the eouncll to order at 10 oclock. While the clerk was reading the minutes a delega tion from the Merchants and Manufac turers' association, entered the council chamber and was Invited within the railing. The delegation was composed of the following gentlemen: C. C. Wright, H. P. Anderson, A. C. Bilicke, J. J. Bergin, J. M. Schneider, Max Mey berg, R. W. Bonfilio, Byron Erken brecher, F. J. Zeehendelaar. The regular order of business was suspended and an audience was given the delegation. Judge C. C. Wright acted as spokesman. He began, his ad dress by presenting the following resolu tions to the council: CLEANER STREETS WANTED At a meeting of the board of directors Of tbe Merchants and Manufacturers' association, held September 25, 1897, the following resolutions were_ unanimously adopted; Whereas, a petition has been presented, by ths Merchants and Manufacturers' . association of this city to the honorable •try council requesting the sweeping by hand upon certain street* therein men tioned, and Whereas, an emergency might arise by which the said city council is unable to pay for said work when done. "Resolved, That the members of the Merchants and Manufacturers 'associa tion hereby agree to take in payment the warrants Issued toy the proper authori ties of this city for work done in sweep ing the streets by hand at their face value for any articles that holders of said war rants may desire to purchase on the lines of their respective members, provided' that the payment of said warrants shall be guaranteed by said city council." Mr. Wright also read the following: I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of the resolutions passe-d. by the board of directors of the Merchants and Manufacturers'association in compliance with the action of the general meeting of the association held on Monday, the2ot.h inst: Whereas, Section 17 of the specifica tions under which the present street sweeping contract is let provides as fol lows: "The city shall have the power and hereby reserves the right, and by Its council may at any time during the term of the contract, notify the contractor to suspend the work upon any and all of the streets to be swept hereunder, and instruct the health officer to immediately commence sweeping said streets by hand, upon twenty-four hours' notice to said contractor, and in event of said, city, by its council, asaforesaid. electing to sweep said streets by hand, as herein provided, said, contractor shall not re ceive any pay hereunder, nor shall said city be bound to pay any sum. or sums, to said contractor during the time which said streets are swept by hand by said city as aforesaid " And whereas, the present system of street sweeping has proven unsatisfac tory and Inadequate, and. Is injurious to the health of our citizens and detrimental to the best interests of thisclty; Resolved. That the honorable city council is hereby urgently requested to abrogate the present street sweeping contract as far as it relates to the streets hereinafter mentioned, and to substi tute In lieu thereof the sweeping by hand as an experiment, upon the following streets: Main street from .Temple to Third, Spring street from Temple to Third; Broadway from First to Third: First, Second and Third streets from Broadway to Main. A LENGTHY PETITION Judge Wright then presented one of the longest petitions that has been, filed with the council In months. It was an appeal for street sweeping from 338 business men, end when unrolled reached half way across the council chamber. An extract from the article in the current number of McClure's magazine by Col. George E. Waring, chief of the New York street cleaning bureau, was read and compared with the conditions here. The many advant ages of this city over others were point ed out and an earnest appeal was made to the council to try the experiment. President Silver stated that he whs sure the members of the council were In hearty accord with the view of the mat ter taken by the association, but pointed to their inability under existing circum stances to provide the necessary funds for the work. He said he had expected a more definite proposition, as to the pay ment for the proposed work. Mr. Toll pointed to the fact that the council was now $1067 behind financially for the first quarter and asked If the work could be performed at the same cost as the present work, $5.98 per mile. It was agreed that it could not. Mr. Burnham asked what would be done in event Los Angeles had to meet an emergency like that now being ex perienced at New Orleans. He asserted that an epidemic of typhoid fever here was threatened and thought it could In a great measure be obviated by clean streets. At the suggestion.of President Silver the matter was referred to the finance committee and board of public works to report if possible at the af ternoon session. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS The weekly report of the city auditor, which was referred to the finance com mittee, shows the following: Treasurer's balance, overdrawn September 18 $14,988.17 Treasurer's receipts to September 25 697.63 Total $14,290.74 Demands audited to September 25.. 2,567.28 Treasurer's balance September 25, overdrawn $16,858.02 The following communication was re ceived from the water company: "The ■ request of the honorable city councll transmitted by you relating to the laying of a twelve-Inch main on Figueroa street will receive prompt at tention. We have already got a main of that size there, but a portion of it is not in good condition." The following report was filed by the city assessor and referred to the finance committee: I hereby certify that the assessment of the Southern. Pacific Railroad com pany, the Southern California Railway Co. and the Pullman Palace Car com pany as fixed by the state board of equalization for Los Angeles city is as follows: Southern Pacific Railroad company, 11.79 miles of main line of railroad, roll ing stock, roadbeds, rails, etc., includ ing Santa Monica and Wilmington branches, at $9500 per mile, as fixed by the state board of equalization, $112,005. Southern California Railway compa ny, 6.83 miles main line of railroad, roil ing stock, roadbeds, rails, etcs., at $6, --019.67 per mile, $41,114. Southern California Railway compa ny, 2.01 miles of main line of railroad, rolling stock, roadbeds, rails, etc., through the annex portion of Los An geles city, at $6,019.67 per mile, $12,099. Pullman Palace Car company, 3.48 miles of roadbed of the Southern Pacific Railroad company over which cars of the Pullman company are run, at $61.77 per mile, $215. Pullman Palace Car company, 8.21 miles of roadbed over which the cars of the Pullman company are run, at $57.75 per mile, $474. Total amount as assessed by state board of equalization for Los Angeles city, $165,907. I further certify that the same has been entered upon the assessment roll of Los Angeles city for 1897-98, according to law. L. S. SEAMAN, Glty Assessor. The demands upon which the finance committee had reported favorably, and the requisitions which had been before the supply committee, were approved. EXPLAINED HIS MEANING As President Silver was about to leave the chair for a short time and called upon Mr. Ashman to preside, Mr. Toll aroae and claiming Mr. Silver's atten tion, said: "I wish to state at this time that at the last meeting of the eouncll certain remarks which I made upon the matter of tbe council's having demand- LOS ANGELES HERALDt TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1897 Ed of the city attorney a report as to the legality of the water question have by some persons been Interpreted as Includ ing the chair, and the strictures that 1 then expressed have by some persons been said to have been considered) by the chair as a reflection upon him. "I desire to say that nothing was farther from my thoughts or intentions than to ascribe to the chair any other than the most honorable motives, and in taking exception to the ruling of the president I simply did so for the reason that I supposed that he was in error in a parliamentary ruling. If what I said has been the source of any annoyance or aggrlevement I now wish to apologize for what I said". I have since been satis fied that the ruling was right In every particular." Replying, Mr. Silver said that he could realize that in the heat of debate a per son might say things that were not Intended and another might construe things said as having a different mean ing from what was intended. The fact that when asked whether he had intend ed to include the chair Mr. Toll had not answered directly led him to believe at the time that he had been Included in. the arraignment but Mr. Toll's explana tion removed entirely any such impres sion. He said that his words had re moved the temporary shadow that had fallen upon their friendship, and closed by thanking Mr. Toll for his manly statement. SEWER COMMITTEE REPORT The sewer committee submitted the following report: In the matter of the communication from the health officer recommending that sewers be constructed on the fol lowing streets: San Fernando street from Bellevue avenue to Alpine street; First street from Olive street to Bun ker Hill avenue; Grand avenue from First to Court streets, we recommend that the same be approved and the city engineer be Instructed to present ordinance of Intention for said work. Adopted. In the matter of the communication from the board of health requesting that your honorable body instruct the super intendent of the outfall sewer not to sell sewage where It is to be used in irrigat ing lettuce or strawberries, we recom mend that the request be granted, and that the instructions be issued to the superintendent of the outfall sewer in keeping therewith. Adopted. We recommend that the city engineer be Instructed to present an ordinance of intention for the construction of a sewer on Twenty-eighth street from Main street to Maple avenue. Adopted. BOND ISSUE APPROVED The report of the finance committee was with reference to the matters which were considered by that committee Sat urday, and which were published In full Sunday. AH of the recommendations were approved. The board of Are com missioners sent in a request that the council pass the necessary ordinance of intention for the holding of an election to determine the wishes of the people with reference to the proposedi issue of bonds flor the improvement of the fire de partment. The request was granted, and the matter was referred to the city attorney, with Instructions to draw up the necessary ordinance and' report at the next meeting of the council. The ac tion was taken, instead of referring ths matter to a committee, so that the elec tion might he held as soon as possible. The oil inspector reported collections of licenses since August 23 of $143, mak ing a total for the quarter of $1111. There are no delinquents in his department at present. The report went to the finance committee. Owing to an error In the specifications under which the contract for the im provement of Adams street from Con gress street to the western city limits, all bids for that work were rejected and the city clerk was instructed to correct the error and advertise for bids again. BOULEVARD COMMITTEE At this juncture several members of the general boulevard committee entered the council chamber and were admitted within the railing. Chairman L. E. Mosher, upon inquiry being made as to their pleasure, addressed the council briefly, and then filed the following self explanatory communication: Whereas, It has come to the knowledge of the Los Angeles members of the Los Angeles and Pasadena boulevard com mittee that some misrepresentations have been made to the board of public works as to the attitude of this commit tee in the location of a boulevard from Los Angeles toPasadena, and Whereas, an attempt hasbeen madeto show that the committee was not unani mously in favor of the adoption of the resolutions presented to the board of public works by its chairman—adopted September 13,1897 —and which said reso lution reads as follows: "Resolved, That we adopt the report of the engineers locating the boulevard from the plaza to East Side park upon the route selected by them, with such changes and modifications as furlher in vestigation may show to be necessary; and that we ask the council of the city of Los Angeles to grant the petition of the property holders of Main, Spring and Los Angeles streets presented to the council on Saturday, September 11, and today, September 13, 1897. "Resolved, that we recommend to the council the opening of Buer.a /ista street from Bellevue avenue to the river, to connect thence with Downey avenue in East Los Angeles, and through Downey avenue to the East Side park, to the width of 100 or 120 feet, as the property holders In the district may determine, and that an assessment district be formed of sufficient dimensions to in clude all the property benefitted by that Improvement. "We further recommend to the coun cil to consider the advisability of inaug urating immediately a movement for the extension and opening of Broadway for a connection with Buena Vista street and Bellevue avenue by means of a tunnel." And, whereas, it has been further stat ed before the board of public works that Judge Silent was not authorized to appear and represent this committee before said board on the 3d day of Sep tember, 1897, therefore, Be It resolved, that this committee unhesitatingly states that Judge Silent was duly authorized to represent said committee, ard. we bereby endorse and approve his action, and statements made at that time. A Resolved, That we deprecate the ap pearing of non-residents and non-tax payers before the board of public works and city council In connection with this matter, believing that It is a matter that should' be controlled by the wishes of taxpayers and residents of the city of Los Angelea Resolved, That the said committee reaffirms its action In. the adoption of tbe route selected by its engineers and urges -speedy action of council of the city of Los Angeles on the petition of property holders of Main, Spring and Los Angeles streets, already presented. We desire to say, further, that we do not row and never have Intended to make or Interpose any objections or opposi tion to the construction of a boulevard along what is known as the Arroyo Seco route, If the property owners inter ested desire to construct the same. The communication was 9igned by all the Los Angeles members of the general boulevard committee. Mr. Mosher stat ed that Judge Silent would explain, fur ther the reason for filing the resolu tions. The latter said that the commit tee Blmply wished to be placed upon record In the matter in the proper man ner, and as certain misrepresentations had been made before the board of pub lic works the resolutlors were presented in order that the council might know Just what the general boulevard com mittee desired and at the same' time place It beyond the power of any person to furthre misrepresent them. The matter was referred to theboard of pub lic works and the committee then with drew. MUST CONFORM TO TRADE As a result of the complaint that had been made to him by the contractors on certain street work, that the street rail way companies had refused or neglected to perform their part of the work along the streets where Improvements are in progress, Mr. Nickell offered two motions. The first was that the street superintendent be instructed to notify the owners of the line of street railway on Daly street between Pasadena and Downey avenues to make their tracks conform to the grade of the street and to improve be tween and for two feet on either side of the tracks. If at the expiration of ten days the work has not been com menced by the company, the street su perintendent is Instructed to have the contractor do the work, which will be collected for by the council from the company. The other motion was* a sim ilar one except that It referred to the company operating a railway on Pasa dena avenue from J street to the High land View tract. Both motions were adopted. WRANGLE OVER PEANUTS A simple motion of Mr. Mathuss paused the only wrangle of the day, and that was but a minor one. Ben F. Lang don, a cripple, sent in a petition to tire council asking that he be permitted to station a peanut stand at Third and Spring streets, accompanying it by a communication from property owners, who stated that they did not object to such a stand. Mr, Mathuss moved that the permission be granted. Mr. Toll wanted to know whether there was not an ordinance forbidding such street stands, and if so he stated that it would hardly be possible to grant the petition. Mr. Mathuss at once rose and made an earnest appeal for poor men who were trying to make a living, evidently mis understanding the purpose of the in quiry. Several members took part In the discussion which followed, all being willing to grant the petition If it was not contrary to ordinance. The matter was finally referred to the finance com mittee, of which Mr. Mathuss ls chair man and Mr. Toll a member. The several protests against street widening, changing of grades and gen eral street Improvements, which have been reported from time to time as they were filed sine the last meting of the council, were set for hearing next Mon day at 2 oclock, MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS The annual report of the finances of the Florence home was filed. The re ceipts for the year were $2,847.48 and the expenditures $2,845.65, leaving a balance of $1.83. The statement was made that there were bills to the amount of about $60 unpaid. In the building fund the re ceipts were $4073.61, in which is included a note for $200, and the expenditure of $4030.30, leaving a balance of $43.31. In addition to the note of $200, the home owes for the grading of Seventeenth street, $107, or $307 In all. Taking from this the balance of $43.31, leaves an In debtedness of $263.69. The report was referred to the finance committee. A communication was received from the postmaster calling attention of the courcil to the many Inaccuracies in the numbers on the houses in many parts cf the city and also to the conflict in the names of the streets, due to the recent changes made. He pointed out the diffi culty this caused the letter carriers and also the inconvenience caused citizens by their mall being misdirected as a result of this confusion. The matter was referred to the city engineer with Instructions to consult with the post master and ascertain the best possible remedy for the confusion. The gas and ligh|t committee was granted one week more time In which to prepare the report upon the new lighting contract. A petition from the residents of the vicinity of Sunset park, asking that an ordinance be passed forbidding the dril ling of oil wells within 2000 feet of that park, was referred to the same special committee which has had charge of several such petitions during the past few months. The following bids to furnish 5000 ?eet df cotton hose for use In the fire depart ment were received and referred to the supply committee: The Crane company: Imperial woven Jacket nre hose, 64 cents per foot. The Outta Percha and Rubber Manu facturing company, by C. B. Boothe & Co., agents: Pyramid brand, 75cen.tsper foot. The Union Hardware and Metal com pany: Paragon brand, 90 cents per foot. Harper & Reynolds company: Victor jacket brand, 80 cents per foot; Rellarce Jacket brand' at 70 cents per foot. Csss & Smurr Stove company: Bay State, 80 cents per foot; Tiger, 70 cents per foot. W. C. Furrey company: Dragon brand, 1 1 80 cents per foot; Keystone brand, 85 I cents per Coot; Glenwood brand, SOcents i per foot. j i California Hardware company: Mas- I lift brar d, 80 cents per foot. The council then adjourned until I j p. m. STREET SWEEPING AGAIN During the noon, recess a Joint meet- ! ; Ing of the finance committee and the j J beard of public works was held in the | ' committee room for the purpose of dls- j 1 cussing the matter of sweeping the streets by hand as proposed by the Mer chants and Manufacturers' association. The secretary of that organization pre seti.ted the following: I have the honor to submit for your consideration the following data in re gard to the proposed street sweeping by hand: , According to the maps on file in the City engineer's office the Length of streets mentioned in the communication, of the Merchants and Manufacturers' associa tion is as follows: Spring street, 2056 feet; Main street, 2040 feet; Broadway, 1143 feet; First, Se cond and Third streets.222o feet; t0ta1,7468 feet, or about 1% miles. Under the present contract the city now pays $5.98 per mile per day, or for the proposed territory $8.97 per day, making a total amount of $218.88 per month for the area covered by the prop osition. It is estimated that under the sweep ing by hand the number of men needed to carry out the project will be as fol lows: Spring street, three men; Main street, two men; Broadway, one man; First, Second and Third streets, three men.; total, nine men, with three carts. Under section eight of the specifications of the present contract the contractor is obliged to furnish the city with six men daily with hand brooms and two carts with horses and drivers to sweep such streets by hand as may be designated by the health officer. You have the power to direct where these men shall work and if these six menond two carts are ordered to operate on. the streets suggested by the Merchants and Manu facturers' association you will only have to Increase the force by three men and one cart. The additional expense will be three men at $2 per day, or $144 per month; one cart at $250 per day, $60 per month, and brooms and shovels estimated at $50 will make a total additional expense to the city, $254. WAYS AND MEANS The representatives of the association seemed to be under the impression that the council could- take the men now em ployed by the contractor to do sweeping by hand during the day time, as his con tract provides, and concentrate them upon the streets upon which it was de sired to make an experiment of the mat ter. President Silver held that this would be Impossible, for the reason that as soon as the council ordered that the contractor cease work upon that portion of the city where it ls intended to do the sweeping by hand, thenhismen would be as much subject to his orders as before, and If hand sweeping was attempted other men would have to be employed. In this view Mr. Silver was.supported by Mr. Burnham, who stated that the abro gation of that portion of the con-tract which refers to the streets mentioned lit the association's com munication earlier In the day would not carry with it the services of any of the contractors' men since he would get no pay for that portion of the city. The subject was discussed in one phase or another by nearly all the mem bers of the council who-were present, as well as by the representatives of the as sociation. It was finally admitted that while the council was heartily in favor of cleaning the streets In the manner pro posed, the Inability to provide for the cost of the work, now that the appropriations had been made for the year, might pre vent their taking any action In the mat ter. The proposition was then made that if the council would vote $500 to be used In the experiment, the Merchants and Manufacturer's association, would undertake to raise whatever additional amount would be necessary. Mr. Nick ell stated-that the members of the council knew that it would not be an experi ment, but that its success as a means of securing clean streets was a certainty, and pointed to the experience of other cities in the matter. TAKEN UNDER CONSIDERATION It was stated that the estimated cost of the work that the association Intended was $1000. In the absence of any ability to see their way clear to make a special appropriation the board and finance committee took no final action on the matter, but announced that they would take it under advisement. They assured the committee that this does not mean that the matter has been killed nor aban doned, but they earnestly desire to have all the streetsi swept by hand, and in taking the present proposition under advisement It is their Intention to secure legal advice as to what they can do In the premises. AFTERNOON SESSION Protests Against the Resewering of Spring Street Accepted The hearing of the protests against ithc proposed construction of a new sewer along' Spring street was the first order of business l at the afternoon ses sion. A number of property owners in terested in the matter were given an au dience. Charles Brodie first addressed the council and at his request the city engineer produced the profile map of the present eewer. Mr. Brodie pointed' out from this the reasons why In his opinion the new eewer was not necessary. Louis Boeder," Dr. Wills, Abbot Kinney and others spoke against the proposed sewer, the hearing of the protests consuming nearly, an hour. At Its conclusion Mr. Ashman moved that the protest be sus tained and that the proceedings in that direction be abandoned. This action will, it is thought, result in the resurfacing of Spring street. SOME CITY SUITS In the weekly report of the city at torney It was recommended that die- clalmers be Hied in several suits against the city to quiet title of certain parcels: of land, as the city has no right or inter est In such land. The actions referred to are those in which the following persons respectively are plaintiffs: E. W. Lewis, Robert H. Boal, J. G. McDonald and E. R. Reymert. In the matter of petition from E. W. Church and C. M. Little, the city attor ney recommended that If It can be ascer tained if all moneys collected by them have been accounted for and paid, into the city treasury and all duties of their office up to the time of their removal have been compiled with to the satisfac tion of the city council, that the prayer of the petitioners be granted. Referred to the finance committee. TEN MORE POLICEMEN Tbe city attorney submitted the ordi nance for tbe appolntement of ten addi tional polioemen, aa> was requested by, 1 the beard of police commissioners two weeks ago. The ordinance was adopted under a suspension of the rules after I having been read by title. CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT ' The city engineer presented In bis re , port final ordinances as follows, all of j which were adopted: Establishing the grade of Eureka ' street from Jefferson street to Fortieth ; street; establishing the grade of Jewel I street from Sapphire street to the north i erly terminus of Jewel street; establlsh i Ing the grade of Sapphire street from | Third street to a point 561.76 feet east of : the northeast corner of Jewel street; es '■ tablishlng the grade of avenue 41 from I Pasadena avenue to Mld.land street; es- I tablishlng the grade of Ellendale place; I establishing the grade of Flower street ! from Washington street to Twentieth street; establishing the grade of Thirty first street from Hoover street to Ver mont avenue. In regard to the protest against the ! improvement of Oak street between Sixteenth and Eighteenth streets, the city engineer found a® follows: Total frontage on street 1395.00 feet Necessary for majority.... 698.00 feet On face of protest 886.70 feet Not on assessor's books 175.00 feet Protest represents 711.70 feet The protest therefore represents a ma jority of the frontage. The protest was sustained. The report of the board of public works was approved by section. The contents of this report were published In full af ter the regular secssion of the board on Friday. No reference was made In it to the boulevard matter. CITY HALL HOURS Mr. Mathuss presented a special ordi nance designating the office hours of the city officers. The ordinance pro vides tihat all city offices shall be open for the transaction of business except on. Sundays and on legal holidays, every day in the week from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m., ex cept on Saturdays, when they may be closed at 3p. m. The ordinance was adopted. OIL BIDS REJECTED On recommendation'of the supply com mittee all bids for supplying the city with fuel oil were rejected', and the clerk was Instructed to advertise Tor new bide. The prices at which the oil was offered were considered too high. The same committee reported recommendling that the bid of the Genger & Paeschke Manu facturing company of Milwaukee fior fur nishing file cases and metal cash boxes to the department of Justice, the price being $300, be accepted. The report was concurred! in. On motion of Mr. Toll the clerk was In structed to extend the time for taking deeds to property sold for taxes prior to 1895 for thirty days. A MORGUE NEEDED The county coroner presented a rec ommendation for the establishment of a public morgue. The matter was refer red to the board of public works. The complaint of W. H. Joyce as to al leged violations of his contract to fur nish feed to the fire department, which was published, in full at the time it was filed, was referred to the board of Are commissioners. STREET SPRINKLING Specifications under which the new contract for street sprinkling ls to be let were adopted. The specifications In clude a large number of streets which are not now included! in the contract. An effort will be made, however, to make arrangements with the present contractor, so that these additional streets will besprinkled until the expira tion of his contract. The new contract will be for a period of three yearß, and the clerk will at once advertise for bide for the same. SURVEY AND IMPROVEMENT Mr. Baker moved that the city en I School Lunch Baskets | % \ Our display of Lunch Baskets for school is truly a hand- w % Q some one. When you are passing the store drop in and w % ) look them over. There's nothing so convenient or eco- SB /»\ nomical. Everybody who goes to school knows that mt m. Get your Lunch Basket at Jevne's. km* # 208-21© S. Spring Street, Wilc®x Bid?. Jj Grand Auction Sept. 29 and 30, will take place at ■ Agricultural Park, Los Angeles, These horses are selected from a large band, raised on the J. B. HAGGIN RANCH, BAKERSFIELD Kern Co., Cal. The horses and ponies are well broken to drive single or double; all four years old, including heavy Norman, Carriage, Team, and Roadsters. Sale positive. No reserve. For catalogue, apply THOS. Bi CLARK, Auctioneer. Office 232 W. First St., Los Angeles. jfev New and Secondhand Furniture, Carpets, Hatting and Stove* /fflB[ Bought, Sold and Exchanged 1. T. MARTIN. jji_3H_South Spring SL NEW FIRM | | Back Diamonds TT All Kinds by the | | and WeUineton Ton or Car Lot | V Weed ef aU farletlea eonsUntty on band. Olve as a trial. j > X TeL Main UMk CLABZ BBOSn Corner Seventh St. and Santa leTraek \ \ glneerbe Instructed to make a survey of Buena Vista street from Bellevue ave nue to the river, so as to ascertain the best line along which the street can be widened to 100 feet. The motion was adopted. Mr. Baker also moved that the city en gineer toe instruoted to prepare an ordi nance of intention for the Improvement of Castelar street from Alpine avenue to College street under the provisions of the Vrooman act. A large number of communications, petitions, protests, etc., relating to minor street Improvements were referred to the board of public works. The council then adjourned. THE HITCHING ORDINANCE The Crusade for Clean Streets and the Police Commissioners The regular session of the board of police commissioners today promises to be Interesting. The Merchants and Manufacturers' association will present the matter of the proper enforcement of the ordinance against leaving horses hitched on the public streets for more than thirty minutes at a time. This ef fort to have the ordinance properly en forced ls in line with the association's efforts to secure clean streets and It will be strongly presented. The same or ganization will point to the fact that the ordinance against expectorating.o(i the sidewalk be enforced, the crusade for clean streets also prompting them in this matter. The matter of the appointment of the ten additional policemen provided for in the ordinance passed by the city council yesterday will probably come up, al though Anal action is not expected until next week's meeting. The men who will be appointed will be those who were made special officers several months ago. The board will finally dispose of the matter of the applications for saloon, li censes and transfers of licenses at such places at which small back rooms are made a part of saloon premises. A li cense will probably be Issued to one of the applicants for that necessary docu ment who desires to succeed the present owner of the "400" saloon. Unless such license ls granted that hitherto notorious place will soon have to close its doors, as the revocation of the license will go Into effect next week. !STEINWAY PIANOS 3 —SOLE AGENCY- « Bartletfs flusic House I ~. Everything In Muslo 7 |j 288 8. SPRING ST. Established 1876 9 • . Auction • . All the Furniture, etc., contained In private restdtnce No. 739 South Broadway, between seventh and Eighth streets, Wednesday, Sep* tember 29th, at 10 o'clock a. ra snaip. In put, fine Eolian or Se.f Flaying Organ, with 120 pieces music, cost $300; fine Oil Paintings and other Pictures, odd pieced in Turkish Parlor Furniture, Leather and other Couchet; Mo quels, Velvet and Body Brussels Carpets. Rugs, Oil Cloth, Lace Curtains, Brass Bedstead; Chamber, Dining Room and Kitchen Furni ture; fine Haviland Dinner and Tea Set, Leather Dining Room Chairs. New Howe Ma chine, nearly new Gas Cook stove; also good Coal Cook Stove, two large Mirrors; lot Tur keys, Ducks and chickens, etc. No reserve; Parties leaving city. W. I. De Garmo, Auctioneer. Wo Bond the mnrr»lon» Frenrh /üBUt Home ly CALTHOS Trr*. »i, f ' i tn B> re \ legal guaruntoetbatCiLTHoa wilt ft/v 2" _ \ STOP Discharge* St EmtMtonft, V:; HE'S? V HRf. Sncrm.iWh<». VBrtcocclo \and nE&TOUEUwt Visor. V™Al mi L'uitandpayif satitfied. V Atidfoii,VON MOHL CO*, isLj 80,9 AnrritM *t»»W CUtU—U, Ohio.