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IN CITY REAL ESTATE CONTINUE
BRISK, WITH AN INCREASING
DErIAND FOR SNAP BARGAINS.
SEE SIXTH PAGE.
VOL. XXXIX. NO. 136.
-L TO OUR SPRING OPENING,
WE ARE OFFERING A LARGE LINE OF
! MI'S PANTS i BATS CMXI
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
MULLEN, BLUETT I GO.
COR SPRING AND FIRST STS.
138-140-142 S. MAIN SX.
ON SPECIAL SALE THIS WEEK:
A LINE OF FINK ENGLISH PORCELAIN
In stx-Diece or ten-piece sets. We are selling them at a lower price than
* * ever beiore.
WE SHOW THE LARGEST AND FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
In the city, at prices that cannot be beaten.
CALL AND SEE THEM AND BE CONVINCED.
| MEYI3EKG BROS.
SPRING AND SUMMER, 1893.
Silk, Stiff and Soft Hats
D E SMO N D,
THE .HATTER AND MEN'S FURNISHER,
No i4i S. Spring St., - Bryson-Bonebrake Block.
♦ "T jr TILLIAMSON BROS., having purchased ior
nT/T 2 VV cash, at a very huge discount, the stock oi
r\\\i * PIANOS and' ORGANS carried by W. T.
L/I\J ♦ Somes, are offerina: the same at groatly reduced priceß.
»~ n n ,un £ These goods must be sold at once to make room ior
DilDPlllMV * NEW STOCK irom the east. Intending purchasers
NHltllt\ \ 11 U * wi " do woll t0 inB P ect ' be se bargains at
_in— I Williamson's Music Store,
rjrniTrxn I % 327 south spring st.
1 lUMI l< \ I i Largest stock oi Musical Instruments, Sheet Music,
1 lilllUU I £ Music Books, etc., in town. Standard and White
215 lm <a Sewing Machines, and nil supplies. 327 S. Spring st.
Fred. A. Salisbury
WOOD, COAL, HAY, GRAIN AND CHARCOAL
AND THE CELEBRATED
No. 345 South Spring Street. Tel. 226
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Wholesale and \>,-t ,v Sealer ln
WELLINGTON LUMP COAL
And Catalina Soapstone Wall Finish.
This material la lire prool, has a beautlf al tint, ana can be washed without Injury.
OOca: 130 W. Eeeond street. Tel. 36. -:- Yard: 836 N. Main street. Tel, 10*
HAWLEY, KING & CO.,
Columbus Buggy Co. New Haven Carriage Co.
Bingliamton Fancy Buckboards. Geneva Carriage Co.
Branch Carriage Repository, 210-212 N. Main St.
At Our Store, 164-168 North Los Angeles Street.
LOS ANGELES: FRIDAY MOENING, FEBRUARY 24, 1893.
THE FIGHT WILL COME OFF
Charley Mitchell Seems to
The Sports Believe He Is Acting
in Good Faith.
He Will Not Meet Brady in Canada
to Sign Articles.
A Battle Agreed Upon Without Further
Dickering— Corbett Reported 111 at
By the Associated Press.
New York, Feb. 23.—Charley Mitchell
has made a public declaration that he
will not meet William A. Brady, Cor
bett's manager, in Canada Saturday to
sign articles, despite tbe fact tbat he
gave his word that he would. This
afternoon he said he wants the $10,003
stake money deposited in New Orleans.
Beiore Mitchell left the Gedney house
this afternoon he issued a letter in which
he says he came to this country ior no
other purpose than to fight Corbett. In
order to complete the arrangements ior
a tight he conceded point after point to
Corbett. After conceding practically
everything, he says the police
threaten to arrest him if his deposit
of $10,000 ie made or articles
signed. Mitchell says he is not anxious
to be sacrificed upon the law's altar for
violation of the statutes against pug
ilistic encounters, and proposes that
Corbett shall meet him in some state
where articles may be signed without
transgressing tbe laws. To this end he
euagests New Orleans. It virtually
means that Mitchell wants to light in
Louisiana and not in tbe north. It is
said Corbett will insist upon fighting
before the Coney Island Athletic club,
so it is most likely tbe match will fall
through. Brady, it is said, will drop
Mitchell and make a match with Peter
Jackson on Monday. Brady and Mitch
ell met tonight and the meeting resulted
in the proposed trip to Canada being
abandoned, and tho matoh being virtu
ally declared off.
LATER —THE FIGHT WILL TAKE FLACK.
Judging from the latest developments
the Mitchell-Corbett light will take
place. William A. Brady, Corbett's
manager, and Mitchell, accompanied by
Squire Abingdon, met at the Gedney
house tonight, and hid a conference.
The result was tbat both men agreed to
fiat.* and do away with further dicker
ing. Mitchell has already deposited a
certified check for $iO,OOO with a well
known sporting man whose name both
parties refused to make public, leßt he
be arrested. The stakeholder is satis
factory to both Brady and Mitchell. The
articles of agreement will most likely be
signed in private and not at New Or
leans or in Canada.
Mitchell has not gone to Canada, as
given out this evening. He will not
leave the city for several days at least.
Brady left on the 12 o'clock train for
Boßton. Beiore going he said he thought
Mitchell is now sincere in hia desire to
arrange a match. The match may be
made tomorrow or Saturday.
MITCHELL WANTS A SMALL KINO.
Mitchell said tonight the smaller the
ring in which he meets Corbett the bet
ter it will suit him. He eaid be would
give Corbett $1000 for every foot he will
allow the ring to be made smaller than
the regulation size. He says he is going
to New Orleans to witness the Hall-
Fitzßimmons fight, and not to make a
The opinion prevails here among sport
ing men that Mitchell does not want to
fight in the north, but prefers to go
south. Mitchell denies this, and said
be would as soon fight here aB in New
POLICE WILL NOT INTERFERE.
Niagara Falls, Ont., Feb. 23.—There
is no truth in the report that the chiei
of the Ontario police has received in
structions to arrest or in any way inter
fere with the Mitchell-Corbett party
when they come here to sign articles for
a fight. The town council unanimously
decided not to interfere with the fight
ers on their arrival and the mayor says
be will not rebel against the action
taken hy the local authorities.
CORIIETT SICK ABED.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 23.—Fighter
James Corbett is sick at his hotel here,
Buffering from the effectß oi a severe
cold contracted Tuesday after taking a
five-milo run. Hie company gave no
A Light Weight Fight.
Buffalo, N. V., Feb. 23.—8i11y Welch
of this city and At O'Brien of Philadel
phia, light weights, met in the arena of
the Buffa'o Athletic club tonight for a
purse of $1000 and a side stake of a like
amount. O'Brien was the favorite in
the betting and won in the tenth round
by a knock-ont blow.
A Self-Coiifcssed Umbesaler.
Wilminggon, Del., Feb. 23.—I'eter T.
E. Smith, paying teller of the First
National bank of this city, is a self con
fessed embezzler to the amount oi
$55,900, and he is now in charge of the
United States marshal and will be given
a bearing tomorrow. Smith pleaded
that the money was spent on his
family. His method wae to take can
celled checks from the Bate and put them
on the spindle through the old cancella
tion holes and pocket the amount of the
check, the last payment not being
charged against tbe depositary. Bank
Examiner Stone says tbe bank ie solid
and fully able to pay the depositors
every cent. Smith had been taking
money for 15 years.
Dropped Doad tn the Street.
Dcs Moineb, la., Feb. 23.—Gen. W.
R. Ankeuy, one of the oldeet and moat
prominent business men of the city,
dropped dead on the street this morn
MORE FORGED PAPERS.
Further Frauds Unearthed In the Cap
ltol Bank Failure at Lincoln. Keb.
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 23.—The Bee's
special from Lincoln, Neb., Bays: An
other lot of forged papers, aggregating
$200,000, has been brought to light in
the Capitol National bank case. One
batch oi notes is now in the hands of
attorneys for collection for eastern
banks, amounting to $Ivtooo, signed by
an ex-employee of MoshJK named Hurl
hut, ami endorsed by Jrfeher as presi
dent of the Oapitol NstioHtl bank,floated
by Mosher and the monefsequoetsred by
him. Mosher admits thatsne pot the cash,
but refuses to say of it went.
It is now stated by cafaervative men
who are intimate with fjse affairs of the
institution, that the bakk'a liabilities
will exceed: $1,200,000, ijßh assets prac
tically nothing. Moshi* admits that
his efforts to raise niongy to settle the
shortage failed. It is nqjj expected that
the bank will pay to oJ69ed 10 ssnts on
the dollar. It has alee come out that
the amount of county fßfl city funds on
deposit was greatly in sxcess of what
was first given out, and the treasurers
are accordingly greatly ."concerned. In
the legislature today a Meolution order
ing that immediate slips bs taken to
protect the Btate passed*
RICH FLACKRB JDHFED,
* 1 ■*
Desperate Prospector* Fighting for
Clalm* ln I'taii.
Qkkbn Rivmt, Utah, Feb. 23.—Re
ports are just received of the jnmping of
0000 acres of rich placers at the foot of
Orescent gulch, in the Henry moun
tains. Three hundred desperate pros
pectors are on the gronnd gnarding the
claimß with Wiuchesteir). A townsite ie
also involved. Desultory shooting is
frequent. No one $ias yet been
killed. Two saloons outfits from
Salt Lake city i add iuel to
tho flames. The prospectors aro de
termined to protect at jail hazards their
new locations. Rurnoys also prevail re
garding shootings on Gardner's Bull
Creek townsite. This cannot, however,
he corroborated at the present writing.
More than 100 prospectors I aye crossed
the Colorado river botmd for the Henry
mountains within the last week.
NOTHING TO SH*»W FOR IT.
The South Dakota Wo*3d's Fair Commis
sioner ln Trouble.
Rapid City, S. I)., 'Feb. 23—M. 11.
Day, world's fair commissioner from
South Dakota, and president of the
Rapid Valley Horse Ranch company,
was arrested on the charge of selling GO
horses to the company, which were
already mortgaged. \He waived ex
amination and gave Vii.il. An attorney
for the eastern .str* rjoldera. ii hero.
He alleges that his clients have been
victimized and makes charges of forgery
and fsjse pretenses. It is asserted that
$50,000 has disappeared in the ranch
with practically nothing to ahow for it.
SILVER AT A DISCOUNT.
Vancouver Banks Discriminate Against
the Dollars of ihe Daddies.
Vancouver, B. C, Feb. 23. —On and
alter March Ist the chartered banks
here will only except American silver
at 20 per cent discount. The iormer
discount was five per cent. The reußou
is to get rid of American silver as their
is too much in the country at present.
The merchants intend to take Bilver
at par and ship it to the United States
A Steamship Company Involved.
New Yobk, Feb, 23 —The directors of
the United States and Brazil Steamship
company held a meeting this afternoon.
It was learned afterward from C. P,
Huntington, one of tbe directors, that
the matter of a receivership for the com
pany was discussed, but no definite ac
tion taken. Another meeting will be
held tomorrow, which it is expected will
result in an application for the appoint
ment of a receiver. Four more libels
were filed today in the United Statea
district court against vessels of the
steamship co/npany for vegetables and
fruit furnißhed the Bieamer.
Au Asslgumcnt Deed.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 23,—The as
signment deed of the Beaupre Mercan
tile company to Theodore Borup was
tiled in the district court this afternoon.
From outside sources it is learned that
the assignment iB general in character,
with no preference; that no releaser
from creditors would be required, ond
tbat tbe assets would foot up about
$200,000. The liabilities will approxi
Must Rlevate Their Tracks.
Chicago, Feb. 23. —The city council
tonight passed an ordinance that all
railroads shall elevate tbeir tracks within
the city limits, bo that vehicles and pe
destrians may pass under. The last of
the work must be completed by July
i, 1897. The measure will probably be
bitterly fought by the roads on account
of tlie enormous expense.
A Kate on Shingles.
Sioux City, la., Feb. 23 —The Great
Northern and Sioux City and Northern
roads have issued a joint circular an
nouncing that the rate on shingles, lum
ber, logs and similar commodities irom
North Pacific coast points to Omaha and
Sioux City will hereafter bo 5 cents per
A Now Divorce Lav,
Sr. Paul, Minn., Keb. 23.—A Pioneer
Press bpecial irom Pierre, 8. D., says:
The divorce bill, requiring six months'
residence in all cases and one year whero
personal service cannot be had, is a law.
Death of Arthur Leavy.
New York, Feb. 23.—Arthur Leavy,
for a generation a social leader and who
made an enviable reputation as a law
yer, financier and politician, iB dead.
A Triple Murderer Hanged.
Brazoria, Tex., Feb. 23. —Frank Hol
laud was hanged here this morning. He
was the murderer of three travelers on
the San Bernard river, for whom he waß
acting as guide,
Successful men eecnre line tailoring
with pleasing fit from H. A. Gets, 112
West Third atreet.
CRIME OF THE CENTURY.
American Bimetallista Pass
The Demonetization of Silver
Free, Unlimited Coinag-e of the White
Senator John P. Jones Explains the
Proceedings and Other Do.
lugs at Washington.
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 23. —At today's ses
sion of the American Bimetallic league
the committee on resolutions made the
Whereas, The great moral and finan
cial crime of the nineteenth century was
the demonetising of silver ir. 1873 by the
congress of ihe United States, acting
under the influence of British per
suasion and British interests; and
Whereas, Said act 1b destructive of
the interests oi the American people
and in disregard of the financial policy
inaugurated at tbe beginning of the
government under the wise guidance of
such statesmen as Washington, Hamil
ton and Jefferson, and formulated in
the act founding the mint of tbe United
States in 1792, and which established a
just ratio between gold and silver as
Therefore, in behalf of the wronged
people and Buffering industries of the
We demand free and uulimited coin
age of silver at the present ratio of 10
We denounce as unconstitutional and
revolutionary all legislation which in
any way discriminates between silver
and gold as money metals.
We denounce it as inconsistent wilh
sound public policy to confer or advise,
directly or indirectly, with any foreign
nation as to what the money or currency
of the United States should be.
We denounce the recent attempt to
repeal the act of 1890, authorizing the
treasury department to make monthly
purchases oi silver, as a menace to the
prosperity of the country and an at
tempt to repeal an emergency compro
mise forced upou us then, and we will
resist its repeal by all legitimate meas
ures at our hands, unless there be sub
stitute in lieu thereof free and unlimited
free coinage of silver.
We also denounce the measure now
pending before congress to authorize an
additional issue of government bonds as
vicious and wholly unwarranted by the
present financial condition of the coun
try, and as an attempt to extend and
perpetuate industrial servitude.
We declare it to be our purpose to
continue our struggle until justice is
secured, and to this end we will make
an unremitting effort to educate and
arouse public sentiment. We will im
mediately open a contest in the middle
and eastern states, and we call upon all
iair-minded people of all sections of the
union to aid us in the struggle for indus
The report gave rise to considerable
discussion, but was finally adopted
R. F. Kolb, candidate of the Populists
for governor of Alabama, indorsed tbe
aims oi the convention. ,
Senator Jones oi Nevada explained
the Brussels conference. He said 1G per
cent of the population of London were
living upon charity and yet the English
commissioners asked the United States
delegates to agree in their estimation of
tbe value of silver and adopt tbe policy
that brought about this wretched con
dition. The proposition now before con
gress to issue more bonds, he said, waß
a deceptive trick. It means simply that
the banks want to control the circulat
ing medium of the country.
General Field, candidate for vice-pres
ident on the People's party ticket,
spoke, severely criticising the presi
dent-elect for trying to defeat the elec
tion of candidates before the various
legislatures, who represented the wishes
of the people on tbe silver question.
GETTING VERY LOW.
Only 813,000,000 Free Gold Left In tho
Washington, Feb. 23.—Secretary Fos
ter is advised that $1,000,000 in gold was
taken today irom the sub-treasury in
New York, for export. This leaves the
free gold in the treasury $3,000,000. If
the free gold is much further reduced, it
iB believed Secretary Foster will sell
bonds to protect the reserve.
Whisky Trust Investigation.
Washington, Feb. 23—In the whisky
trust investigation today H. U. Ferrell
of New York, one of the directors, said
the rebate system was not a contract
but merely an understanding. The
purchaser could quit whenever he chose.
A New York chemist told of finding by
analysis that some of the essential oils
used in adulterating whisky, would de-
stroy life if a tablespoonful were taken.
Washington, Feb. 23.—Thurston, Cas
tle and Carter, members of the Hawaiian
ann xation commission, have deter
mined to remain in Washington until
the senate has disposed of the treaty of
annexation in one way or another. It
had been their intention to sail from
San Francisco for Honolulu on the 3d of
March, but within the past few days
they have changed their minds.
Internal Revenue Receipts.
Washington, Feb. 23.—The total re
ceipts from internal revenue for the
firßt seven months of the present fiscal
year were $96,414,780, being $7,715,757
more than for the same period last year.
Washinoton, Feb. 23. — The eenate
rejected,the nomination of John V. F.
Find lay of Maryland to be arbitrator for
the United States in the matter of the
THE CITY'S ALLEGED JAIL.
The House Continues Consideration of
the Indian Appropriation Bill.
Washington, Feb. 23. —In the house
today, Hatch again antagonized the
Indian appropriation bill with the anti
option bill, bnt was again knocked out,
the house deciding to take up the In inn
A bill was passed for the relief of
George W. Jones, first United States
senator from the state of lowa, and late
minister to Columbia.
The sundry civil bill, with the senate
amendments, waß referred to the com
mittee on appropriation. Bland asked
that it be reported back as soon as pos
sible, as be proposed to have the amend
ments finally discussed in committee of
At this point, Hilary A. Herbert of
Alabama, the new secretary of the navy
in Cleveland's cabinet, appeared and
was recognized, and was accorded a
hearty round of applause. So persistent
was the applause that he was obliged to
come forward and acknowledge it in a
lew words of thanks.
Then the conference report on the
army appropriation bill was presented
and agreed to.
Without disposing of the Indian ap
propriation bill tbe committee rose and
the house adjourned.
The senate, without a hitch or delay,
passed the diplomatic and consular and
military appropriations bills, then took
up the executive, legislative and judicial
During the discussion the house
bill ior the opening and adjustment oi
the accounts of George W. Jones of
lowa was laid before the senate. Sher
man said the committee on foreign rela
tions had already considered the matter
favorably, and asked that the bill be put
upon its passage. That course was
taken and the bill passed, its venerable
beneficiary being present in tbe cham
ber at the time and bowing his thanks.
Without disposing of the legislative
bill the senate adjourned.
THE SUNDRY CIVIL BILL.
The house appropriation.} committee
authorized the chnirman to move non-
concurrence in all the senate amend
ments to tbe sundry civil appropriations
bill, including the Sherman 3 per cent
bond amendment. The silver men will
insist on a vote on the latter before the
bill goes to conference.
Death of Edward S. Hoar.
Washington, Feb. 23.— Edward S.
Hoar, elder brother of Senator Hoar and
Judge Rockwood Hoar, former attorney
general, died in this city last night of a
pulmonary disease. He was in his sev
entieth year. In the early days of the
Pacific coast he waß district attorney in
California and one of the most noted
Washington, Feb. 23.—The president
has sent to the senate the nominations
of Benton Hanchette of Michigan, to
succeed Judge Jackson as United States
circuit judge for the Sixth district; J.
E. Cochran of Nebraska consul to San
A I.LIE SAME ItKLIOAK MAN.
A Distinguished Celestial Applies for
Citizenship in Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 23.—Moy Ah Kee, 17
years an officer of the state of California
in the position of court interpreter, now
wealthy aud a resident of this city, to
day applied for citizenship, presenting
his first papers granted in New York
City in 1880. Ths court took the case
under advisement. He was educated
very well in English by Governor Stan
ford in whose service he was engaged
formerly. The case is peculiar as the
Brat papers were issued before the act
of congress forbidding naturalization to
The Same Receivers.
Utioa, N. V., Feb. 23.—The federal
circuit court appointed as receivers of
the Reading railroad for the northern
district of the state the same men re
cently appointed in Philadelphia.
W. S. Ilobart's Wealth.
San Francisco, Feb. 23.—The estate
of the late W. 8. Hobart has been ap
praised at $5,273,000.
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH
ERN CALIFORNIA, FAIR WEATH
ER, WITH COOLER NORTHERLY
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE PEOPLE CINCHED BY THJt
No Other State or Country Could Stand
the Kates Imposed on Us, Says Mr,
Leeds—The Faolflo Mall
Washington, Feb. Panama*
Pacific Mail investigation was resumed
today and tbe Pacific Mail end was
taken up. Leeds, formerly traffic man
ager of the Gould roads, now a repre
sentative of tbe Merchants' Traffic asso
ciation of California, which proposed to
put on a line of steamers In oppns'tios
to the Pacific Mail, testified that thero
had been a compact between the trans
continental railroads and tho Pacific
Mail. The railroads paid the Pacific
Mail a subsidy and reserved the right to
say what classes oi freight the steam
ships should carry, and fixed the rates
to be charged. The management of tha
Pacific Mail was absolutely in the handa
oi the Transcontinental association, as
lar as rates and business were concerned.
His recollection was that the only right
the steamship company reserved was
that it should deal directly with the
public after the rates were fixed. The
effect of the agreement was to keep up
freight rates. The shipment of mer
chandise around Cape Horn by clipper
ships was, to some extent, due to the ef
forts of merchants in the interior, who
were compelled to see their freight gp
clear through to tbe coast from the east,
paying the through rate, then have it
shipped back to them at a high local
'ate, instead of having the freight deliv
r ed on the through trip.
Witness did not think the Panama
railroad ought to be made free to all and
all agreements stopped. He would not
recommend to his company to go into
the scheme at all without a
Panama railroad agreement. The
object of the Transcontinental as
sociation had been to destroy
competition between tho seaboards, in
order that tho railroads might charge
higher rates. In pursuance of this pol
icy the association had paid the Pacific
mail company $65,000 a month in con
sideration oi the steamship company al
lowing the railroads to fix freight rates,
and the Pacific Mail paid tbe Panama
railroad $55,000 a month for exclusive
transportation rights over the railroad.
Leeds said be had made a calculation
of the burdens paid by tbe people of
California for transportation within the
state only. The gross annual earnings
of the Southern Pacific railroad company
alone in the state of California amount
ed to $30,000,01)0, or $20 per bead of the
population. Freight rates in California
should be decreased 25 per cent, or $7,
-500,000. Over tbe Southern Pacific,
for carrying freight front San Francisco
to Fresno, 200 miles, 75 cents per 100
pounds is charged, which would carry
the same freight from New York to
Wichita, Kan. No other country than
California could stand such rates.
E. L. Openbeim, secretary, treasurer
and director of the Panama Railway
company, was examined. He said the
reason the Panama Railway company
did not renew its contract with the Pa
cific Mail company was because the
railway company wished to gain its in
dependence. He further said in the ne
sotiattons for a new contract with the
Pacific Mail, his company insisted on
making rales, but the non-renewal was
the result of the actions of C. P. Hunt
ington in the matter.
Gen. John Newton, president of the
company, corroborated tho testimony ot
Openheim, and the committee ad
Caught In "the Act.
Dks Moines, la., Feb. 23.—Five men,
among them Dr. John Overton and J.
W. Shaffer of the United States signal
service, have been arrested for body
snatfhing. They were caught in the
act, and put into a hack with tho corpse
and taken to the police station at th*
point of cocked revolvers.
i- A Premature Blast.
Denver, Colo., Feb. 23.—Two ItallasM
were killed and two injured in the coal
mines at Kings, 0010., by a prematura