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VOL. XXXIX. NO. 108.
George S. Marygold
—and that of the—
Fisher & Bovd Piano Co.
—have been —
and will be conducted at the old stand
Of the latter at
121-123 North Spring St..,
—under the firm name of—
Fisk Boyd & Marygold.
—who will handle—
Steinway & Sons,
Estey & Packard
©ST" The atten'loii of the publlo
is respertlully direcled to this mnc
ulflcent live of iußtrumenU, and in
Fisher, Boyd & Miirygold,
121 and 123 N. Spirillar St.,
L s Ansrele*. _____
I IUU"1 ■'«,!<" ™ >■»■■'.■!, j PUOEr SOUND FINE and
""" I HUMBOLDT REDWOOD,
-who will handle- Office and yard, comer Third street and Santa
—, . a 0««n Fe avenue, Los Angeles. Tel. 9*.
Steinway •& bons, 12-11 i yf
Sohmer, Gabler, MRS. A. MNDENHA.LL,
ESey S & n pacTa°rd Bairuressfrg and Hawcare Parlors,
r\ „„„ 107 North Spring street, room 23
V»rgatlS. Schumacher clock.
jpa»~ The attention oj the puhllo ShampooluK done at residences 11 desired.
is tespertlully directed to this m»c- | . .
i BUILDERS EXCHANGE
Fisher, Boyd I mm .
121 and 123 N. Spring St., business »f»^ R fS^TH*^SS&' ,
L S AngPlP". J | JOFtN SPIERP Secretary. 8-19 Hm
138-140-142 S. MAIN ST.
? ■ The Cheapest and Most
s*i' "\ Keliable Place to buy
/■ yW£ X China, Crockery, Glassware,
t(B Laraps, Gas Fixtures,
|| House Furnishing Goods, etc.
, - On Special Sale this week—
) Decorated Dinner, Tea and
' ) Chamber Sets
Jjf Of entirely new and handsome pa'-
terns I hey a'e, f r quality ant
(do no. TT ™Tw offered this week to. our entire
ly in south .how win Lamp Department.
20 PER iyl WI?!
OUR MR. BLUETT being iv New York selecting stocl<
for spring for which we MUST HAVE ROOM, we
are closing out heavy-weight goods at
This is the opportunity for customers and friends tc
get OVERCOATS, HEAVY SUITS and UNDER.WEAK
greatly under value.
mullen" liuiEiT & co„
COR. SPRING AND ST S
WILLIAMSON BROS., having purchased for cash, at a very
large discount, the stock of PIANOS and ORGANS carried
by W. T. Somes, are offering the same at greatly reduced prices.
These goods must be sold at once to make room for NEW STOCK
from the east.
Intending purchasers will do well to infpect these bargains at
WILLIAMSONN MUSIC STORE, 827 S. SPRING ST.
Largest stock of Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Books,
etc., in town. Standard and White Sewing Machines, and all supplies.
327 SOUTH SPRING ST.
We have a large and well-selected variety of new designs ir Parlor, Chamber
Dining Room, Library and Hall are showing many antique pattern!
in Chairs, Rockerß, Divans, Tables, Writing Desks. Mueic Cabinets, Pedes
tals, etc., in Antique Oak and other woods. Fine tables in great variety.
f A AXMINSTERS, WILTONS, MOQUKTTES, VBLVBTS
BRU3SBLSJ, TAPESTRY, INGRAINS.
We are now Bhowing a choice collection of handsome Rugs ana Carpets
These goods have been carefully selected and merit special attention.
DTTf C ORIENTAL, TURKISH, PERSIAN and SMYRNA
ISPAHAN and KENNINO.-TON ART BQUARKf
A large variety in all sizes.
An unusually fine assortment in Portieres, Lace ond Silk Curtains, Sast
« Silks, India Muslins, French Cretons, Plushes, etc.
Los Angeles Furniture Co
225-227>-229 S. BROADWAY,
Opposite City Hull . ' Lob Aneeles, Col
If You Have Defective Ryes
And value them, consult us. No case of defec
tive tftflOll WMrt glares are required ia top
corn plumed for us. The correct Hujustment of
frames Is quite ss important a* the perfect fit
ting of leuces, and ih■< tcientlno fining and
making of glasses, and frames 18 our only busi
ness (specialty). Have gat Wiled others, will
-1 . f y v. We useelectric power, a*id are the
only uouh 1 hem thai grinds g as&eH to order.
8. Q. MAU-HUTZ, Lca-ilne Scientific Opt!
clan (eptciaiiM), 107 North Spriinr St., opp. o.d
courthouse. Don't forget tue number.
Stimson Mill Co.,
Wholesale and Retail
PUGBT SOUND FINK aud
Office and yard, corner Third strent and Santa
Fe aveuuf, i.os Anireles. Tel. 9*.
12-11 1 yr
MRS. A. MM DEN HALL,
BaiiMng and Mawcnre Parlors,
107 North Spring street, room 23
SharnpooiiiK done at residences If desired.
Cor. Broadway and Second.
Open daily from 730 a.m. to 6i30 p.m. 01-
I flcial business meetings every Wednesday at
2 p m. J. M. GRIFFITH, president.
I JOHN SPIF.RP Secretary. R-19«m
LOS ANGELES: FRIDAY MORNING. JANUARY 27, 1893.
DON M. DICKINSON ON DECK
Cleveland Coaxing Him to Go
Into the Cabinet.
The State Portfolio Again at
Democratic Leaders Summoned' to
Senatorial Contests Wax lug Warm-John
I. Jin. h. 11 Carries (It tho Prize
In Wisconsin—Other Po
By tho Associated Press
N»W York, Jan. 26.—President-elect
Cleveland ran up to this city this morn
ing from Lakewood, N. I;, to look after
his law business. To persistent ques
tioning with regard to the make up of
his cabinet he steadily declined to give
any information, saying it waß yet too
early to say anything.
Lakkwood, N. J., Jan. 26.—President
elect Cleveland returned from New York
this evening, accompanied by M.
Dickiuson Dickinson's appearance
here haa caused no little surprise. He
went direct tv Cleveland's cottage, and
they were closeted together in his pri
vate atudy for several houra. It is now
said Cleveland is again insisting upon
Dickinson's acceptance of the state
portfolio, which waa offered him after
Whitney refused. Cleveland has sent
for several Democratic leadere, and an
important conference wili take place
Monday or Tueedav, at which Bayard,
Carlisle, Whitney and Harrity will be
Kansas Republicans Protest Against
Topeka, Jan. 20.—Tha Republicans in
joint session this morning decided to ap
point a committee to prepare a protest
against the seating of John MRitin by
the United States senate and adjourned
without -date. It wae expected to form
a combination on Carroll, Democrat, to
send to Washington against Martin, but
this was given up.
The protest is based on tbe ground
that the Republicans were not allowed
to vote at the ballot yeaterday.
.. it.(i hope,
discovered that there is no way of test
ing tbe the legality of the organization
of the Populist huuse excepting by an
attack upon the validity of the bills
which it may pass, and such action can
be brought only by the attorney gene.al,
and he being a Populist will decline to
The Populists tonight held a big mass
meeting to ratify the election of Judge
Martin as United States senator. After
the senator-eiect's speech Mrs. Lease
said she had judged the election of Mar
tin too harshly. She had since been
assured that ho was in line with many
<>f the Populists' principles, and she
hoped he would prove an ornament to
the party which had given him a seat in
A Woman Voted For—tieorg * W. Baxter
the Coming Man
Oikyenne, Wyo., Jan 20—Tho feat
ure in the senatorial balloting today was
a complimentary vote received by Mrs.
Mary T. Bartlett. She is the first
woman, it is said, who ever received a
vote in a state legislature for United
States Kenator. I'ive Popuiist" cast
their votes for her. Senator Warren
was again Dlaced on the active list, and
received 13 votes. The next highest
vote was polled by A. L. New, Democrat,
who received 11 The remainder were
scattered as much as at any nrevious
ballots, and the legislature adjourned
after the first ballot was taken. It is
conceded here that the leading candi
date has not been entered actively, and
will not be till next week, probably.
Hiß name is George W Baxter, and his
friends are being restrained for the
grand final onslaught, when they will
make a spurt and cany off the t takes.
J Sterling Morton Butrrs the List* as
au (live Candidate.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 20. — There was
little change in the senatorial ballot to
day. It stands: Powers, 54; Paddock,
Blj Mm j irs, 11; the rest scattering.
J. Sterling Morton entered the listß
actively today aud established head
quarters. The Independents, however,
have thrown a wet blanket on his as
pirations by declaring that no Democrat
of the Boyd-Morton type with no anti
monopoly antecedents can hope for any
assistance from them. They insist that
if the time comes that it will be neces
sary for them to give their vote to a
candidate of one or other of the old par
ties, that candidate must be a man of
well-known anti-monopoly tendencies.
Turney's First Message.
Nashville, Term., Jan. 26.—Before
the legislature today in joint conven
tion, Governor Turney's first message
was read. He recommends the build
ing of a new penitentiary and the pur
chase by ttie state of a tract of coal lands
and the working of convicts in mines to
be opened thereon.
Cleveland Joins a Society.
New York, Jan. 26—President-elect
Cleveland has been initiated into the
Sigma Ctii College fraternity. It is Baid
the elaborate ritualistic ceremony in
which the Greek letter college societiee
usually indulge were omitted.
North Dakota Balloting.
Bismabk, Jan. 26 —In tbe ballot for
United States senator today, eight can
didates were voted for. The Highest
were: Muir. 32; Anderson. 26; Oarr, 13
Carpenters ai d other mechanics, who are so
apt to fait Irom scaffold* and dislocate a limb,
will ph-ase reraew er that there is nothing ao
go d for 1 !i,ruination aa aivt.ion Oil, the
ureal cure ior .-pralns and bruises.
John I. Mitchell Scoops tbe Wisconsin
Madison, Wis., Jan. 26.—Gen. Edward
S. Bragg was this afternoon defeated in
the fight for a seat in the senate of the
United States by Col. John I. Mitchell.
The explanation of Mitchell's Buccess is
Colonel Knight, who from the beginning
had from 18 to 20 followers; this morn
ing he released tbe little band from ob
ligation to him, having evidently de
cided that his own canae was hopeless,
and enough then went to Mitchell to
give bim a victory. The first ballot
in caucus today settled the matter. It
stood: Mitchell, 46; Bragg, 32; Knight,
1; total, 79. Sampson, one of the Bragg
men, moved to make the nomination
unanimous and it waß done amid great
applause, The formal election will oc
cur at noon tomorrow. Tbe city ia wild
with excitement tonight.
Balloting in Washington.
Olympia, Wash., Jan. 20 -On the
t.hirty-tiret ballot today, the namo of B
0. Dunbar was added to the list of can
didates for United States senator by one
of Allen's supporters. The vote wbb:
Allen, 50; Turner, 25; Griggs, 27;
Leads, 9; others scattering.
No Choice in Montana.
Helena, Mont., Jan. 26.—The vote
for United States senator today wrb :
Banders, 32j Clark, 23; Dixon, 11; Col
lins, 2. No choice.
AN EX-PRIEST MOBBED.
A LECTURER ROUGHLY HANDLED
AT LAFAYETTE, IND,
A Mob Assaults Him While Speaking
and Stampedes His Aodlence.
Many Shots Fired, but
Lafaykttb, Did., Jan. 26.—Prof.
George P. Rudolph, formerly a Catholic
priest at Cleveland, O , attempted to
lecture at the opera house thia evening,
under the auspices of th? American Pro
tective association, The speaker's sub
ject was, Why I Left the Romish
Church. Boon after opening his dis
course a mob broke into tho rear door of
the house and rushed on the stage and
attacked the Bpeoker. Rudolph was
knocked down, and on rising he drew a
revolver and fired two shots. This
brought a regular fusilade from!
all parts of the house, which wat.
crowded. A stampede ensued, and |
while ccreams rent the air, a rush wa.
made lor the doors. Many ladies w.i
DTUJ m uuu uin>wnr>(.:vnin their c l
to escape, me crowd was „., s ii« eject,
from the house, and Rudolph continue!,
his lecture. Tbe sheriff appointed a'
number of deputies, but they were un
able to keep the crowd in the gallery
quiet, and thie meeting adjourned. Be
tween 15 and 20 shots were fired, but no
one wae hit. The mob waited outside,
but under a strong guard Rudolph was
placed in a closed carriage and escorted
to his boarding house.
BEATTY'S DOOM BE ILED,
An Unexpected Witness Gives Dauia<lng
Pittsburg, Jan. 86, —The common
weult.li, in the case of Rohert F. Beatty,
charged with administering poieion to
non-union workmen at Homestead,
sprung a sensation todav by producing
a witness, Charles McKinnie, whose
evidence is damaging in the extreme.
When McKinnie was called Beatty
turned in his chair, his face flushed
and bis hands trembled. As McKin
nie gave his testimony in a clear
voice and practically eealed the fate of
Beatty, the latter did not for a moment
remove his eyes from the witnesa. Per
spiration trickled down his flushed face,
and he sat as one transfixed. It was
plain that Beatty had not counted on
the prosecution getting hold of McKin
nie. The latter told how Beatty ap
proached him with a proposition to go
to Homestead and dose the men with
croton oil, and how the witness de
clined to have anything to do with the
sch«me. An effort was made by Lawyer
Brennen to confuse McKinnie, but with
The Llueoln Bank failure.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 20.—The failure
of the Capitol National bank took a new
pbase toilay, inasmuch as it wae made
the subject of an official investigation
by the federal grand jury now in session
here. The rumor that President Mosher
went before the jury yeßterday was con
firmed today. The grand jury at its
session today returned several indict
ments and District Attorney Baker to
night admitted that three were against
Mosher and that he would be arrested
tonight or tomorrow morning It iB im
possible to ascertain what the indict
Searles* Contribution to Soienoe.
Boston, Jan. 20.—At the annual meet
ing of tbe Bowdoin college alumni,
Professor Robinson of tbe chemical
department announced that Edward F.
Searles, to whom part of Mark Hop
kins' millions were left, had promised
to erect the flneßt and best equipped
building for tbe study of science that
could be had in thiß c mntry. Me etated
that Searles placed no limit on the coßt
of tbe building, but wanted the best
appointed building money can pro
Sirs. Lang-ley Denied a Divorce.
New Yokk, Jan. 26.—The case of
Mrs. Langley of Brooklyn against her
millionane husband for divorce on stat
utory grounds, and which has been oc
cupying attention here lately, was
closed today, the jury bringing in a ver
dict against her.
Given Up for Lost.
Nkw York, Jau. 20.— All hope for the
safe y of the steamship Donati, which
left this port December 10th for Lisbon,
is abandoned. E. J. Williams was mas
ter of the vessel and she carried a crew
of 33 men.
Successful man secure fine tailoring
witb pleasing fit from H. A. Gets, 112
West Third street.
HARRISON'S MIND MADE UP
He Has Decided to Appoint
The Nomination Will Be Made
With Indecent Haste,
And Confirmed at the Sacrifice of
The Panama Railroad and Canal Matter
and the Whisky Trnst to Be
By the Associated Press.
Washington Jan. 26.—N0 formal con-1
ference took place at the White House
today concerning the vacancy in the
United States supreme court, but it can
be stated on what is considered good
authority tbst President Harrison has
made up his mind to nominate a suc
cessor to the late Juetice Lamar. The
expectation is that the nomination will
bo sent in at the end of the week, and
the Bepublicans of the senate are deter
mined it shall be confirmed,even if they
have to resort to the cloture and cast
away "senatorial courtesy" to accom
plish the result.
IN THE SENATE.
A Resolution for the Investigation of
the Whisky Trust Introduced.
Washington, Jan. 26.—1n the senate
this morning Chandler introduced a res
olution directing the committee on
finance to investigate and report next
December whether there is a whisky
trust organized to control the manufac
ture and sale of distilled liquors; wheth
er a rebate system is used; whether
adulterants or drugs are used, etc.
From 1 to 2 o'clock the senate consid
ered bills on the calendar, when the
anti-option bill came up, and Mills made
an argument against it.
Cullom introduced a joint resolution
requesting the city authorities of Phila
delphia to lend the United States the
Liberty ball for exhibition at the world's
Casey of North Dakota moved to take
up and pass the senate bill for a com
mission of five persons to make a thor
ough investigation of the alcoholic
Vest of Missouri argued anainst the
Tbe morning hour expired without
action on tbe alcoholic traffic bill.
The following bill was passed: To
authorize the Missouri River Power
company of Montana to construct a dam
across the Missouri river.
The Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill
Washington, Jan. 26. — After the
house had been delayed, today, by
filibustering by Kiigore against con
sideration of the bankruptcy bill, the
Bundry civil appropriation bill was
The item authorizing the commissoner
of tbe general land office to detail
clerks in theoffice for protecting timber
on public landß was increased from $40,
--000 to $120,000.
Wilson of Washington moved to in
crease tbe appropriation made for the
survey of public lands from $100,000 to
Hermann of Oregon wished to increase
it still further to $809,000, but the
amendment did not meet approval, nor
Davis of Kansas moved to increase
the appropriation for the enlargement of
military j.oets froms2oo.ooo to $500,000.
In opposing the amendment, Dockery
criticised the recent report of the secre
tary of the treasury in regard to the
Pending a vote on Daviß's motion the
committee rose and the houee ad
The Panama Railroad and Canal Mat
ter to He Investigated,
Washington, Jan. 26. —The Demo
cratic majority of the committee on
rules have decided to report back Fel
lows' resolution providing for an inves
tigation of the Panama railroad and
canal matter, with an amendment lim
iting the inquiry into the effect of the
recent operations on American com
merce, aud providing for an examina
tion of the traffic agreements made be
tween the Pacific Mail Steamship com
pany and the transcontinental roads
and bearing upon the steamship subsidy
The senate committee on commerce
gave a hearing thii morning to the ad
vocates and opDonents of Representa
tive Hartet's bill relating to contracta
of common carriers on th ocean, which
is intended to prevent the inclusion in
bills of lading of agreements relieving
vesßel-owners from liability for indem
nity. A latge number of shippers and
representatives of steamship lineß were
present. Harter addressed the commit
tee in favor of his measure.
By mutual agreement before the com
mittee on ruleß, between the free silver
Democrats and the anti-silver Democrats,
there will be consideration in the bouse
on the t)th and 10th of February of a
silver bill, with the Andrew Cate b nk
ing and tbe Sherman bullion repeal bill
as the basis of consideration and pos
Hopkins of Pennsylvania introduced
in tbe house today a resolution direct
ing the attorney general to inform that
body why the persons originating and
controlling the American Sugar Refin
ing company, or the sugar trust, are not
proceeded against as other persons
charged with crime.
. oug - Chin Foo, representing the
Chinese Equal Rghtß league of New
York City, appeared before tbe houee
committee on loreign affaire today and
advocated the repeal of the Geary Chi
nese exclusion act. He urged the pa»
sage of the Andrew bill which leaves the
law ac it was 10 years ago.
The house committee on postoffices
have completed the ppstoffice appropria
tion bill for the year ending June 30,
1894. As agreed upon, it carries an ap
propriation of $83,869,367, an increase of
$3,538,081 over the appropriation for the
The legislative, executive and judicial
appropriation bill for the fiscal year
1894, reported to the house today, makes
an aggregate appropriation of $21,677,
--998, or $222,134 less than that for the
current fiscal year.
A New Forest Reserve.
Washington, Jan. 26.—Senator Squire
had an interview today with the secre
tary of the interior on the subject of the
Mount Ranier forest reserve in the
state of Washington. A proclamation
creating a reservation will probably be
issued by the president tomorrow.
The Chilean Claims Convention.
Washington, Jan. 26.—The exchange
of ratifications of the Chilean claims
convention negotiated by Minister Pat
rick Kgan was perfected today at the
state department by the representatives
of the United States and Chile.
Blame Seems Worse.
Washington, Jan. 28.—Dr. Johnston
visited Blame tonight and remained
some time. When he left he said Blame
did not look ho well or seem so well as
| he had during the past few dayß.
INVESTIGATION'S TO BK ORDIBED
The Honse Committee on Rales In Bes
siutt on the' Panama Affair
aud Other Matters
Chicago, Jan. 26. — A Washington
special says: The house committee on
rules was in seeeion today, coneideting
several important questions, but ad
journed without taking any definite ac
tion an any of them. Tne majority in
formally agreed on a course, and there
is a reasonable certainty ac to what ac
tion will be taken on the whisky trust
investigation, the Panama railroad in
vestigation and the silver question. In
lieu of the Fellows and Geary resolu
tions for an inquiry into the en
croachment upon the Monroe doc
trine by foreign control of
the Panama railroad, a substitute
will be reported providing for an inqui
ry ac to whether thera is r.ny tiis' o
ination by thiß transportation company
agamst American commerce (leaving
the Monre doctrine out of the question)
aDd as to the use made of the $2,000 000
said to nave been expended in this
omiucry by the Panama Canal company.
The most important feature of the in
quiry will be on a subject not treated of
iv the original resolutions. The com
mittee will report that, as part of the
proposed investigation, a very searching
and" broad investigation be made aH to
tbe character of the contracts alleged to
have been made betwoen the Pa
cific Mail Steamship company
and the transcontinental railroads,
for the purpose of diverting traffic from
the steamship and Panama route to the
transcontinental roads, to the subver
sion of the policyof congress in granting
a Biibsidy to the Pacific Mail company,
and whether the subsidy ehould be with
drawn. A resolution will thus be made
for tbe investigation of the transconti
nental roads and the Pacific Mail com
pany, A day will be given for the silver
repeal bill in the house, and the whisky
trust investigation will prohably be re
ferred to the judiciary committee to
consider, together with the general sub
ject of trusts, and nothing whatever will
come of it.
Nkw YobK) Jan. 26. —Referring to the
inveeiigtiiion of the Panama Railway
and Pacific Mail Steamship company,
the Washington correspondent of the
Herald says : The magnates who would
be made uncomfortable by the investi
gation have come here in force and are
taking a hand. The committee on rules
failed to act today, but it iB understood
the Democratic members have practi
cally made up their minds that there
shall be an investigation. Undoubtedly
the resolutionof Geary,which now ought
to be incorporated in the resolution of (Jo!.
Fellows, will have n tendency to divert
attention from the real issue, which iB
to determine how the interests of the
United States were injured through the
use of $2 500 000 of Panama canal money.
It is charged that the Gou'd and Hunt,
ington interests in the Southern Pacific
mail are estrer for an investigation into
Panama affairs, becmi-e they hope to
make trouble for the Panama railroad
and so got poßaeeßion of tho road.
A Railway Huinur Denied.
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 26.— The
rumor that a gigantic railroad deal wae
being negotiated by which the Pennsyl
vania Railroad company would secure
a through line from the Atlantic to tbe
Pacific ocean, by an arrangement with
the Chicago, Burlington andCinincy and
Union Pacific railroads, is denied by A.
J. Caesat, the only Pennsylvania rail
road official in the city who could be
seen. He ridiculed the story and said
there was no foundation for it.
Fire at Santa Monica.
Santa Monica, Jan. 26.—The Franco-
Italian restaurant and saloon at this
place, belonging to G. Scott of thiß place
and A. Mercadante of Los Angeles, was
burned this morning at 3 o'clock. The
fire was very mysterious, as no person
was stopping on the premises. The loss
is estimated on the building, fixtures and
stock at $1500; insured through a Los
Angeles agency for $2000.
Snow In Oregon.
Portland, Ore., Jan. 2ti —Light enow
fell this afternoon in western Oregon.
In this city it is very light, though
points south of here report from four to
eight inches. The temperatuie is below
the freezing point.
Produces baldness. It is cheaper to buy
» bottle of skookum root hair grower
than a wig; besides, wearing your own
hair is more convemsnt. All 9m?gt«ti.
FOREOABT FOR TODAY: The
Weather Clerk Says There
Will Be a Further Downpour
of Rain, With Warmer Weath
er and Southerly Winds.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TO BE OUSTED FROM OFFICE
Short Shrift for the Kail
The Assembly Declares Theis
A Motion to That Effect Carried by
a Large Majority.
CoinmtMloner Bea'a Charge* A gains!
Assemblyman Johnson to B«> In
vestigated— Other Dolus* at
the State Capital.
By the Associated Press.
Sacramento, Jan. 26.—1n the assem
bly today Speaker Gonld announced
that he had received a communication
from Railroad Commissioner Kea, which
he would not present, aa be had too
much regard for the dignity of tho
On motion of Bulla, the house decided
that Kea's letter should be read.
Johnson of Santa Clara, rising to a
Question of privilege, denounced ac un
true in every particular the charge that
he had offered to dispose of hie vote to
the railroad commission. He presented
a resolution asking the appointment ot
a committee of five to investigate tha
OUSTING THE RAILROAD COMMISSIONKBSi
• The resolution relative to the investi
gation of the railroad commission was
taken up. A substitnte • declaring the
offices of the commissioners vacant was
read and Alford moved its adoption.
Alter a long discussion on the substi
tute a recess was taken.
After receeß a call of the house wae
ordered. The sergeant-at-arma waa or
dered to bring in Blakeleyi Curtis, Mil
ler and Taylor, who had not been
A vote' on the substitute resolution
declaring the office of the commissioners
vacant was then moved, but amid some
excitement consent waß given members
to further discuss the question.
At 3:50 the previous question wae
moved and the vote announced as 60 to
14, Duckworth having changed his vote
to aye to give notice of reconsideration
The question then recurred on the
final passage of the resolution by the
The vote on the final paseage was
Ayes CO, noes 13, absentees 7. Duck
worth changed his vote from no to aye
in order to move for reconsideration
making the vote 61 to 12.
The speakers who discussed the reso
lution declaring the office of railroat
commiasioners vacant were Duckworth
Ad »ms, Anderson, Lynch, Price, Schlea
inger and Miller against the measure
holding chiefly that it was not just to
take Buch action without givtng the ac
cußed a hearing, and O'Keefe, Thoma
of Santa Clara, Kennedy, Bulla, Venn
Alford, Dodge and Taylor in favor of th
resolution. On the roll call on fina
passage of the resolution only Anderson
Barker, Harlow, Bennett of Santa Ciara
Blakely, Carlson, Duckworth, Lynch
Miller, Owen, Perkins, Raw and Stan
dart voted against it.
Shanahan moved that the resolution
be sent immediately to the senate, bu
Duckworth's motion to reconsider to
morrow was declared by the chair to
dispose of this.
THE BRETZ AFFAIR.
The report of the Bretz investigate
committee was made a special order fo
Duckworth introduced a resolution
out of order giving Bretz tbe privilege
of being heard by counsel of his choice
at the btr of tbe houee.
Petitions were presented from citizens
of Tulare protesting against the division
of that county.
The ways and means committee re
ported a number of measures favorably
In the senate today the committee on
public buildings reported favorably the
bill for an appropriation of $250,000 for
a building for affiliated branches of the
University of California.
A I'LEA FOR SAN DIEGO.
Carleon this morning addressed the
assembly committee on commerce ant
navigation in support of the measure
making an appropriation of $200,000 for
a deep water harbor at San Diego. He
said San Diego county had paid to the
state in the past 13 years $1,156,000 in
taxeß; for the past 40 years many mil
lions more, but had drawn nothing back
i from the state He claimed that thi
measure wae as much a matter of juetice
as a matter of investment. Action wa
deferred untill a full meeting of the
IRRIGATION DISTRICT DISORGANIZATION.
At the meeting of tbe joint committee
on irrigation tonight, Carlaon'e bill rela
tive to tbe disorganization of irrigation
dietricts was. on motion of Assembly
man Mordecai and Attorney Waters
representing San Joaquin land owners
amended so that disorganization ma;
be effected by fifty petitioners, or by i
majority of the district, providing the
question of disorganization shall not be
submitted to the people oftener than
once a year; the proceeds of the sale o
property to revert to the property own
COUNTY DIVISION ARGUMENTS.
The assembly committee on county
boundaries heard arguments tonight by
Dr. Gregory aud Mr. Wright of San Ja
cinto, and Assemblyman Barker in favor
of the Riverside county proposition.
TUB RAILWAY COMMISSION.
The senate committee on constitu
tional amendments heard the argu
ments of the representatives of various
roads tonight against tbe proposed <
amendment abolishing the railroad
commission and giving the legislator*
power to fix rates and fares.
foppek's ELECTION law.
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