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towney Avenue Protest
Not Acted Upon
is Views on the Water Question
Guarded—Charter Ia Ordered
i Printed—City Hall Newt
It took the board of public works but
short time to dispose of the business
ifore them at their regular session yes
rday. There were few matters that
■quired personal examination and these
id been looked into earlier in the week,
he routine business waaeasily disposed
What had been considered the most
tlportant matter which had been re
rred to the board was the protest
calnst the proposed improvement of
owney avenue. It had been expected
tat there would be a number of the pro
stants In attendance at the meeting,
it none of them appeared. The board
d not care to assume the responsible y
the settlement of the matter and re
rred it back to the olty council without
commendation. It it considered aj
ost certain that the petition will be de
led as the protest appears to represent
is owners of a majority of property
The several protests against the re
irfacing of Main street were disposed of
r the following report to the council:
In the matter of the. protest of Louis
ottschalk et al., and of Abbot Kinney
jainst the resurfacing of Main Street
om First to Ninth streets, we would
■port that, the total frontage upon said
ortlon of Main street is 9165 feet; nec
■ isary for majority 4578 feet; there are
■presented on said protests 2268 feet;
c recommend, therefore, that said pro
mts be denied and the objections to the
■surfacing of said Main street be over
It was recommended that the petition
! Frank Sabichi and others with ref
•ence to the sidewalks along Thirty
•st street between Orchard and Ver
ont avenues be referred to the city en
neer for investigation and for the
•esentation of the necessary ordinance
! intention if he thinks it advisable.
The petition of Lud Zobel & Co., for
emission to stretch a private telephone
ire along Broadway was denied, as
ia time when all wires must be placed
lderqrround is only a few months dis
The alleged violation of the labor law
r the contractor In charge of the pres
tt work on First street which was men
oned in a petition from W. B. Swift
as referred to the superintendent of
The petition from M. M. Levering nsk
ig that certain changes be made in the
tundaries of fire district No. 1 was re
rred to the board of fire commisslon
8. .
The acceptance of proposals for street
ark from the following persons was
commended: First street, sidewalk to
'. A. Frlok; Magnolia avenue, general
iprovement, to Robert Sherer; Yale
reet, general Improvement, to F. C.
annon; Kip street, general improve
ent, to Charles Stansbury; First street,
111 to Broadway, general Improvement,
Conrad Sherer.
is Views on the Water Question Will
Be of Interest
Mayor Snyder's annual message will
i delivered to the city council early
the regular session of that body on
onday. It has been almost completed;
1 that ip required to finish it being a
neral c iting and close examination,
see th it no mistakes have crept in.
Ie message will contain a resume of
c work done in the various departm
ents of the city government during the
ist year, particular attention being
yen to the finances of the city.
The subject in which the greatest in
rest is centered is that of municipal
vnerahip of the waterworks system.
The mayor has closely guarded his
commendations on this subject, so that
:ey will first be known when the mes
ge Is delivered. It is understood that
j will advance a plan by which the
aterworks may be secured easily by
ie city, and some feasible plan by which
lis can be done is greatly desired by
c council. The message will not be so
aluminous as have been some former
ayors' messarat,, the announcement
lvlng been made that it will not covet
ore than three newspaper columns.
!lty Clerk Hance Authorized to Pub
lish 200 Copies
At the meeting yesterday of the sup-,
ly committee of the city council the
squisltion of the city clerk for the pub
cation of 200 copies of the city charter
i book form was approved, and, upon
s adoption by the council, the work
111 be done. There will be 180 copies in
iper cover and 20 copies bound in sheep.
It was called to the attention of the
■mmlttee that the clerk is allowed, un
fr the law, to charge 50 cents for the
leap edition and 81 for the other, and
Is charge will probably be made. If
1 of the issue Is sold, it will bring 8110.
Ie cost of the publication will be 1145,
Here were but two bids for the work—
ie from the Klngsley, Barnes and Neu
ir company, at 8147, and the other from
°5T 1(le * Son ' ** * 146 - The Dric es of
red were considered high by the com
ittee, and hereafter on all suoh mat
rs bids will be advertised for.
»• * Member of the City Board
* j of Education
C. J. Kubach, the newly elected mem
(r Of the board of education from the
■venth ward, qualified yesterday by
king the oath of office in the office of
c cltjf clerk, Captain Hance hlmaelf
iminlsjterlng the oath. No bond is re
ired Of a member of the school board
d Mr.vXubaoh haa only to present his
rtlflca** of election at th* regular
meeting of ths board Monday night and
enter upon the discharge of bis duties.
No Benefit to Him
Wesley Clark will oppose the confirma
tion- of the report of the commlsloners
appointed to assess the benefits and
damages resulting from the opening of
an alley between Main, Spring, Fourth
and Fifth streets. He filed a protest
against that report yesterday. The com
mission assessed his property 880, on the
grounds that he will be benefited in that
amount by the opening of the alley. He
claims that his property Is 73 feet from
the alley, and that a dozen alleys that
far away could not benefit him. He
therefore asks to have the assessment
set aside.
Want Better Street
The business men along Los Angeles
street between Second and Third have
petitioned the council to order the im
provement of that block with asphalt or
bituminous rock and by placing granite
gutters the*& The petition Is signed by
the owners of more than two-thirds of
the property frontage.
Underground Wire System
The Sunset Telephone and Telegraph
company filed yesterday Its plans for an
extension of its conduit system along a
portion of Seoond street and on Central
and Mott alleys. Accompanying the
plans are maps showing the extent of
the extension. The council is asked to
approve tho plans.
Only Boutins Business
The finance committee of the city
council held its regular weekly meeting
yesterday. Only routine matters, con
slating of the approval of demands for
the past 'week, were considered, and the
session did not last more than half an
Holes in ths Streets
T. Weisendanger filed a long com
munication in the clerk's office yesterday,
addressed to the board of public works,
calling attention to a number of holes in
some .of the streets, and also to the fact
that the street car rails are not on a level
with the streets in places.
Ask for a Sidewalk
A petition for a 5-foot cement walk on
each side of Twenty-third street between
Main street and Maple avenue was filed
In the clerk's office yesterday. It is nu
merously signed.
Steals Everything Portable and
Promptly Disappears
NEW YORK, Dec. 81.—The Times
says: James A. Riley, manager of the
.V. >eri :un Gstateg Association, has no-,
t d tb? police t iat his clerk, Jos. Lock
le h i.s iib.;>p]'i ; i cd.after securing thou
( of dollars by means of raised
tt, cks on the association, besides steal
ing ail the title deeds, books and papers
|m uglng '.o the association from thie
bflli • sate.
Jos. Lockley Is about 23 years old, tall,
rien ier and smooth shaven, with dark
hair and . yes. He has been in the em
ploy of 'he association for over seven
year«. >lis rtputation was excellent.
The American Estates Association Is
composed of the heirs of James McHen
i y an.'. Thomas W. Kennard, who over
thirty years ago built the Atlantic and
Great Western Hallway. This road Is
knowi a* the New York, Pennsylvania
ami Olio and Is a part of the Erie sys
t in. 'Jlien- are heirs of these men both
in this -ountry i, ad England. The asso
ciations property is valued at over
$2,060,000, vhich is invested in Cleveland,
O.; Bui il, and Jersey City, and in 125,
--000 acre? of coal and iron lands in Penn
East Side News
Ther* re < aristmas exercises and a
watch meeting -irvice at the Christian
Advent church, "n North Truman street,
last evening.
Rev. E. H, Brooks, pastor of the Bap
tist church, on Hawkins and Workman
streets, is acajiging for a special New
Year's service Sunday evening, at which
there will be a number of speakers from
the west side and music especially pre
pared for the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Roberts of North Sichel
street left this week for Alaska, where
they go In aursult of gold.
The s Eureka Rebekah lodge gave a
pleasant entertainment last evening In
Mores' hall, a which a large tree well
filled with presents for each member
added much to the enjoyment of all. A
short program of music and recitations
was well received, the remainder of the
evening being spent In a social time.
Mr. Howe of Grandin street Is ex
peoted home from Randsburg, where he
has been engaged in mining for the past
H. Alms, after a short time spent with
his family on Sichel street, will return to
Garlock next week to attend to his busi
ness interests there.
A Careless Engineer
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 31.—Through
carelessness in backing a shifting engine
on a track in the yard of the Warden
Boiler Works, at Nineteenth street and
Allegheny avenue, this afternoon, Walter
Gregory and Phillip McNeiley were in
stantly killed. Patrick O'Malley and
Patrick McHugh received injuries which
will likely result in their death and John
Halllhan was severely hurt. The men
were loading an. empty car, when the
shifting engine entered the yard and
struck the car. Ail five men were thrown
down and the car ran over them.
To Keep Open House
Company A will hold a reception at the
new armory today, from 2 until 5 and
from 9 until 10 p. m„ at which thelrhand
some new quarters will be open for In
spection. In the afternoon the occasion
will be for the ladles, while the evening
will be in the nature of a "stag smoker,"
when an informal program will be ren
dered. Refreshments will be served
both afternoon and evening, and all
friends of the company are cordially in
vited to be present. ,
- - -■
A Burglar's Haul
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 31.—While the
family of Bolney T. Mallott, President
of the Indiana National Bank, was at
dinner last evening a thief went through
the house and took all the diamonds and
jewelry belonging to Mrs. Mallott and
two daughters, valued at $4000. Many
other articles of value tvere taken and
the total loss is estimated at $6000.
Tug and Tow Missing
FRANKFORT, Mich., Dtc. 31. — The
tug E. D. Holton and the steamer Law
rence left this morning in search of the
steamer Alice Stafford, which has not
been heard from since she left Manis
tlque last Monday, heavily laden. The
Stafford is a Milwaukee boati Bar Cap
tain la C D. Ross. y
No. 141 S. Soring: St.
Bryson Block
Happy New Year
With health and prosperity to all. We couple
our wishes with efforts to have them realized.
The plan we adopt is to keep the public of Los
Angeles well supplied with Hats and Men's
Furnishings at low figures.
Our method of treating our customers is
square and business like, and our stock of Hats,
Underwear, Shirts, Neckwear, Gloves, etc., etc,
consists—entirely—of gilt-edged merchandise.
Just to make things pleasant for purchasers,
we've turned our figures over to our barber and
had 'em shaved 'way down.
No. J4I S. Spring- Street
San Diego and Riverside Demand a
Portion of the Tourist Travel.
Fast Train to Former City
"The last six months of the year just
ended mark the most prosperous period
ever experienced by the Atchison, To
peka and Santa Fe Railroad company,"
said a prominent official of that system
yesterday afternoon, "and if the ensu
ing six months are as good, you can put
it down in your diary that before the
end of the new year there will be some
improvements Inaugurated by our com
pany in Southern California that few
people of Los Angeles now ever think of.
I am not at liberty to express myself fur
ther on the subject, but you will in time
ascertain that my prediction will come
to pass. The Southern California road
is conceded to be the most profitable
branch of the great Santa Fe system,
and you may rest assured the stockhold
ers have their eyes open fully to the sit
uation. They are ever ready to make
any Improvements that will bring them
more business, and the rapid develop
ment of Southern California will in a
short time necessitate building to sev
eral important fruit-growing districts
not now reached by our lines. Then there
is another important shipping point that
the Santa Fe is watching with consider
able interest, and that is the rapidly
growing town of Chlno, where the larg
est beet sugar factory In Cali
fornia is located. That town ships ten
times more freight than any place in the
state, taking her population into consid
eration, and at present the Southern Pa
cific enjoys a monopoly on all the busi
ness. I believe that by the time the
sugar campaign opens for the next year
the Santa Fe will build a line there either
from Azusa via Covlna or from Clare
mont, passing through Pomona to Chino,
and should they build that far the line
would be extended to Riverside, as a sur
vey over the route has already been
"As an evidence of the rapidly-in
creasing business on our road, an order
has just been placed.for the immediate
construction of 100 furniture cars, 100
coal cars, 100 ordinary freight, 25 mod
ern day coaches, which are to be equip
ped with electric lights, with fan at
tachments for comfort in summer travel
over the desert, and 15 baggage cars.
The latter, which have already been
commenced at the Topeka shops, will be
sixty feet long and will have no end plat
forms. It is also reported that a large
order for up-to-date fruit cars will be
placed soon, to meet the increasing de
mands of fruit shippers.
"The passenger business to the Pacific
coast over our line this season so far has
been the heaviest for years, and freight
business has also been in excess of any
previous time. Taking all in all, and
with but one exception, that Is the recent
freight wreck near Grant Pass, New
Mexico, at which time our company en
tailed a $100,000 loss, but which was part
ly covered by Insurance, the company
has every reason to feel thankful, as
few railroads have shared In a more sub
stantial manner."
For several weeks past the people of
San Diego have been sending In all kinds
of protests to General Passenger Agent
Byrne of the Southern California rail
road because the California limited did
not ?nd its journey at their city instead
of Los Angeles, claiming that the rail
road was discriminating in favor of the
latter city, and such a storm of indig
nation arose that yesterday Mr. Byrne
announced that commencing on January
20 a special train would leave here at 6
oclock p. m„ to be known as the Califor
nia limited annex, and would carry a
sleeper, day coach and baggage car,
making the run to San Diego in three
hours and forty-five minutes. This will
be the fastest time ever made between
the two points by a regular train. Stops
will be made only at Orange, Santa Ana
and Oceanslde. On the return trip this
train will leave San Diego at. 8 a. m.
Riverside people have also been com
the eastern tourists to Los Angeles, and
it has been decided to run an additional
train, similarly equipped, from San Ber
nardino to Riverside upon the arrival of
each California limited.
The car accountant department of the
Santa Fe Pacific railroad was yesterday
moved from the fifth floor of the Brad
bury building to the floor below, under
General Manager Nevin's office, in order
to give additional room to General Su
perintendent Wells and his clerical
force. The business of the company is
constantly increasing, more employes
are gradually being added, and it is only
a question of time until larger quarters
will have to be secured, as at present
each department is complaining of being
overcrowded. The entire upper floor
and a part of the fourth floor of
the building is now used by the Santa Fe
Pacific and Southern California roads.
The following passengers arrived
at the Arcade Depot on the Sunset Lim
ited at 4 oclock yesterday evening:
W. .F. Bunger, Mrs. W. F. Bunger,
Poughkeepsie; L. W. Peels, Los Angeles;
Ben Laut, Louisville, Ky.; M. C. Mead,
Mrs. M. C. Mead, Marion, O.; W. W.
Curtis, Mrs. W. Curtis, Chicago; "W. T.
Batton, Redlands; G. R. Grant, J. F.
Seguln, Fort Worth; Mrs. White, New
Orleans; C. E. Wheeler, Mrs. C. E.
Wheeler, Anna L. Webster, W. B. Owen,
Mrs. W. B. Owen, Miss Owen, Herman
Eaton, all of Los Angeles; Grace Emery,
Maricopa; O. D. Painter, Mrs. O. D.
Painter, O. H. Painter, C. P. Camp, San
Francisco; Thos. E. Work, L. Work, C.
E. Pott, Miss Stuart, New York; Mrs. E.
Garner, Alameda; Elsie A. Mcßrlde,
Chicago; Mrs. Wm. Giles, Toledo, O.;
Mrs. F. Jones, Monrovia; Mrs. William
Thomas, Miss Thomas, New York; D.
A. Chester, Mrs. A. D. Chester, M. A.
Chester, Mrs. M. A. Chester, A. R.
Kearney, all of Buffalo, N. V.; Pearl
Stone, Emma F. Stone, New York;
Emma V. Post, James V. Post, Charles
V. Post, George V. Post, H. A. Weeks,
San Francisco; H. H. Rosenbaum, G.
W. Northern, Jos. Mychell, Los Angeles;
T. Page, C. Pargitt, Woodstock, Can.;
A. H. Humall, Mrs. A. H. Humall, Hones
dale; W. L. Standish, Mrs. W. L. Stand
lsh, Plttsburfjj W. E. Humble, Dallas,
Tex.; J. M. Homes, Mrs. J. M. Homes,
J. Makend, Mrs. L. H. Smith, F. Rich
ardson, all of San Francisco; J. N. Hig
glns, and family,; Santa Barbara; G.
P. Mathes, Mrs. G. P. Mathes, Jollet,
111.; W. G. Anderson, E. B. Andrews,
Mr. Pearsen, Chicago; P. M. Kemp, Ala
meda; Miss L. Furbish, Boston.
The California limited over the Santa
Fe, which will arrive this evening, has
on board a party of seventy-eight east
ern tourists.
Captain Steere, commercial agent for
the Southern Pacific company at Rands
burg, has come down to spend New Year
with friends.
Division Superintendent W.B. Beamer
is here from San Bernardino on busi
ness in connection with the new train
service to San Diego and Riverside.
H.G. Thompson, formerly general pas
senger agent for the Southern California
railway, but at present assistant to
Passenger Traffic Agent W. F. White of
the Santa Fe system at Chicago, arrived
here yesterday on business for his com
pany. He will spend several days In
Los Angeles and then proceed to San
All the railroads expect to do a big
passenger business to Pasadena today,
on account of the tournament of roses.
The general passenger department of
the Southern Pacific company has just
issued a neat and valuable pamphlet on
"Recuperating Resorts in Southern Cal
ifornia," which was compiled for the use
of physicians. The edition numbers
10,000 copies.
Not a Prisoner
CALCUTTA, Dec. 31.—The mutilated
body of General Sir Henry Havelock-
Allen, It is announced from Fort AH
Musjld, has been found and la being
conveyed to Peshawur.
Sola agency if
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The Herald'sr~ —
New Year Edition
To Be Published Next Sunday, Jan. 8, 1808
A Comprehensive Review of 1897
Reflecting the Progress and Development of Southern California
A Gospel of Native Wealth
Brief and Bright Contributions from Well-known Experts
on the Resources of "The Land of Sunshine"
A Magazine of General Interest
The Regular Sunday Service of Valuable Fea
tures of a News Character from Eastern Cor
respondents and of High-Class Art Work of
Leading Illustrators
AMONG the Special Contributors will be the following well-known citizens,
each of whom is eminently qualified to deal with the subject he has selected:
A. H, NAFTZGER Citrus Fruits L. T. GARNSEY Deciduous Fruits
JOHN ALTON Canaigre W. H. HOLABIRD Sugar Beets
HON. ABBOT KINNEY Arboriculture
HON. C C WRIGHT Irrigation T. S. VAN DYKE The Rainfall
HON. ROBERT N. BULLA The. State's Legislative Needs
W. C PATTERSON The City's and County's Needs
SPURGEON V. RILEY .. -County Schools PROF. J. A. FOSHAY Public Schools.
PROF. EDWARD T. PIERCE . Higher Education
Attractively Illustrated Articles on
Climate and Health, The Olive, The City's Parks,
Ranching in the South, Our Wines, Water Power,
Cost of An Orange Orchard, Our Mines, Street Railroads,
The Most Complete Story Ever ToV 4 of
One Year's Development
More Than a Score of Illustrated Articles from Special Correspondents
on Important Points in the Seven Counties of Southern California.
The Sunday Magazine
U. S. Government's Aerial Experiments
Written by Willis S. Moore, Chief of the Weather Bureau, the greatest living authority on
Upper Air Exploration.
Important Photographs of Sun Spots
Taken at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England. Tull details of the remarkable phe
Society's Latest Craze
A Sensational Cotillion Figure that is now the rage in Gotham.
Blood-Bought War Dispatches
The Most Thrilling Contribution yet published in Crittendon Marriott's Narrative. General
Gomez's description of the Death of Charles Crosby.
Best Wishes for the New Year
Clarence S. Russell indulges in a few Straightforward Prophecies.
Morag of the Glen
Conclusion of Fiona Macleod's Absorbing Story of Scotch Life.
New Year in County Kerry
Merry Irish Pranks in honor of Father Time's Anniversary.
For the Women
Our New York Letter describes the prevailing fashions.
Our Paris Letter tells of twenty original dance gowns designed by the American Girls' Club.
Ellen Osbom's bright letter on Christmas fashions in the East.
Annie Laurie Woods on the temptations of the bargain counter.
A Bicycle School in Paris conducted by girls. Mrs. Grey Canfield writes of an
academy where French heiresses exploit the mysteries of the wheel.
The New Year Toilet of a Japanese Belle —Ralph Cruger portrays
the interesting process.
For the Young Folks
Playing the Fool—Singular outcome of a New England boys' New Year's resolutions—
By Lawrence Boone.
Boys at West Point—Surprising number of fighters by inheritance as well as by choice—
By Grant Hamilton.
All the Regular Features
The News of the World by Associated Press and The Herald's Special Telegraph Service.
Every Point of Importance in Southern California Represented.
The Local Field Faithfully and Graphically Covered.
Society «£ Music Drama
Literature The Investor
Brevities of Science %a* Churchly Notes
A Great Missionary for Your Eastern Friends
A Revelation of Southern California's Industry
and Charms
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