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CAPITAL CULLINGS. Congressmen Protract Their Christmas Spree. Only Fifty Members in Their Seats Yesterday. The Honse Meets and Adjourns Till Tuesday Next. Steps to Preserve the Big Trees—Statistics About the Jews—World's Fair Difficulties. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, Dec. 26.—About fifty members were present when the house was called to order this morning. It was agreed that when the house ad journ it be to meet Tuesday next. An adjournment was then taken. PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS. The president today appointed E. Darwin James, of New York, and Philip 0. Garrett, of Pennsylvania, members of the board of Indian com missioners, vice W. H. Morgan, re signed, and Clinton B. Fiske, deceased. He also appointed Joseph \V. Paddock, of Nebraska, government director of the Union Pacific railroad company, vice Tames W. Savage, deceased. PAN-AMERICAN BOOMERS. The senate committee on commerce today gave a hearing to F. L. Dana, of Denver; Howell Jones, Topeka; J. B. Clark, Chicago, and A. P. Chamberlin, of Dcs Moines, upon the bill introduced by Culloni to incorporate the Pan- American Transportation company. These gentlemen appeared as a sub committee appointed by tbe interstate deep harbor commission. Ihey said the committee was backed by fifteen million people, and was created to look after the welfare of the west before congress, but especially to secure an adequate appro priation from congress to build a deep water harbor on the Texas coast. The sub committee was appointed with the spe cal object of establishing a line of steam ers between the various ports of the Gulf of Mexico and ports of Central and South America. It was determined to apply to congress for a charter. The incorporators, they said, were men of wealth, with acapital exceeding $15,000, --000. Tbe committee on commerce has not yet taken action on the bill. TO FACILITATE FENSINON BUSINESS. Representative Cutcheon, from the committee on military affairs, today re ported favorably to the house the bill that passed the senate some days ago, to establish a; record and pension office of the war department, and appoint the officer now in charge of that work, a colonel in the army. In its report, the committee states that the establishment of the office will greatly facilitate the wori of the pension bureau, and of all branches connected with or depending upon the examination of records of the volunteer army. AMERICAN MONETARY UNION. The recommendations of the inter national American conference for the es tablishment of an American monetary union, and the issue of common silver coin, has been adopted by all the Ameri can republics, except (iuatemala, Ura guay and Paraguay, which have not yet been heard from. The first meeting takes place at the department of state, Wednesday the 17th of January. HUSTON WILL NOT RESIGN. The Star says United States Treasurer Huston has reconsidered his resignation, aud will remain in his present position until the end oi Harrison's term. WOMB'S FAIR DIFFICULTIES. The Management Embarrassed by the Wording of the Creating Act. Washington, Dec. 26.—The secretary of the treasury wrote the attorney gen eral a few days ago that the board of management of the World's Columbian Exposition is seriously embarrassed by the construction that hao been placed on certain provisions of the world's fair act; that it is desirable, ,if possible, to overcome the difficulty by executive action, under the present law, rather than encounter probable delay should application be made for congressional interpretation. Section 16 provides, among other things, that "the president may also designate additional articles for exhibition." The opinion of the attorney gen eral was requested as to whether the president is authorized to designate additional agents not already in the ex ecutive depaitmental force, to prepare and take proper care of such articles as he may designate, and perform other necessary duties. There is also a difference of opinion as to the disposition of the fund of $1,500, --000, provided for the governmentexhibit, etc. Two wholly independent bodies are now dispensing from, this common fund, and the board of management is unable to even estimate what part, aside from the $400,000 set apart for the gov ernment building, will finally be at its disposal. An interpretation of this ques tion was also asked. The secretary wished to know whether or not the president has the power, with or with out the consent of the national commis sion and board of management, to divide or apportion said sum between them. The attorney general replied today in substance, that as to the first question, he is of the opinion that the power vested in the president includes that asked for by the secretary. In regard to the apportionment of the moneys, he does not deem it advisable at this time to determine w hat rights the president may possess, in virtue of his general ex ecutive authority, and says it is prob able the attention of congress should be called to the question. JEVTB IN AMERICA. Interesting Statistics Concerning Tbis Historic ltaee. . Washington, Dec. 20. —The division of *' ital statistics of the census oflice has repared a bulletin containing a sum .nary of the results of the special in quiry concerning the Jews in this coun try. The inquiry resulted in the return of 10,618 completed family schedules, embracing 60,630 living persons on the 31st day of December, 1880, and in these families there had been 2148 marriages, 6038 births and 2062 deaths, during the five years ending with that date. The social condition of the families is indi cated to some extent by the number of servants kept by "them, and as •bout two-thirds are reported as keeping one or more servants, the /fam ilies reported may be said to be in/ easy r cijpumstances. The average number of '" .sons to each family on December THE LOS ANGELES HERALD; SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, £90 31st was 5.71, and the average annual number for the five years covered by the statistics was 5.45. The average annual number of marriages per 1000 of the total population was much lower than the general rate, being but 7.4, and the average age at marriage greater than among the general pounlation. The low marriage rate anil tbe in creased average at marriage, are the principal reasons for the low birth rate. The deaths reported for five years give an average death rale of 7.11 per 1000 of population, being about half of the average rate for the general population. Contrasting the birth and death rates for those of native born parents, indi cates that the birth rate is decreasing aud the death rate increasing with pro longed residence in this country, but the general results indicate that the Jews here retain many of the peculiarities which have been noted among them in j Europe. SEQUOIA GIGANTEA. Bellamyltes Trying to Get Away With the Big Trees. Washington, Dec. 20. —Andrew Cald well, special agent of the general land office, appointed to make an investiga tion as to the giant trees (sequoia gigan tea) in the Stockton and Visalia land districts, in California, reports that in the Visalia district there is one small and one large grove of giant trees. The latter is virgin forest, and contains over twelve hundred sequoias and many more small trees. Some five years ago a co-operative colony located about forty entries in the neighborhood, and are constructing a road to this tim ber belt. The colony, it is asserted, numbers about she hundred members and has recently ingrafted the Bellamy ideas as its leading attraction. There is danger, the agent believes, that these people, if unmolested, will soon destroy this most wonderful and most perfect body of gigantic trees in the world. In a table giving the number and size of the trees in the groves visited, only those forty-five feet in circumference, and more, measuring three feet from the ground, are classed as giants. Of these 2675 were found. Forty-four are over eighty feet in circumfrence,and several are more than on hundred. One is 106 feet in circumference,or more than thirty-five feet in diameter. Secretary Noble has requested the sec retary of war to station a company of cavalry in the Sequoia national park, to prevent depredations on the mammoth tree groves. It is stated that the so called Bellamy colonists, who have in part perfected title to the lands on which these trees stand, have expressed their purpose to hold their claims in spite of all opposition. AMERICAN REPUBLICS. IMMENSE COMMERCE OF THE AR GENTINE STATE. Large Immigration to That Country—A Valuable Railway Grant in Colombia. The Panama Canal Concession. Washington, Dec. 26.—The bureau of American republics has received a dis patch from the Argentine Republic, giv ing a brief summary of the commerce of that country for the year ending June 30th, last. It appears, notwithstanding the revolution, that the imports for the year amounted to $175,955,000, and the exports to $15i),627,000. The wheat crop for the year has been enormous, and will probably be the largest ever grown in the country. During the year 280,000 immigrants landed at Buenos Ayres, of whi< h num ber 109,000 had their passage paid by the government. Information has also been received by the bureau that the government oi Co lombia has signed a contract with J. L. Cherry, of Milwaukee, for the comple tion of the Cancan Valley railway, from Buenaventura, the chief port of Colom bia, to the cities of Calli and Manizales, with the privilege of continuing the road to the gulf oi Darien on the north and the frontierof Ecuadoron the south, and eastward to the navigable waters of the Amazon river. This road, when completed, will give a portion of Colom bia,that is very rich both in agricultural and mineral resources, access to tide water. The government guarantees interest of 5 per cent, gold for eighteen years upon the expenditure of $38,000 gold per mile, and the exclusive privilege for seventy years of operating a railway within twenty-four miles on either side of the route surveyed and accepted, the title to all gold and other mines that may be discovered within the twenty four miles, and freedom from all duties and taxes for ten years. The bureau lias information regard ing the renewal of the Panama canal concession by trie Colombian govern ment. From this it appears that the company is allowed two years from the Ist of January to reorganize and resume operations; is .required to pay for lands on the isthmus which under the original concession were granted them without cost, also the ex pense of sustaining whatever military or police guard may be found necessary to protect the works and maintain peace along the line of the canal. It is also to pay the government of Colombia a bo nus of ten million francs, and give it first preferred stock in the company to the amount of five million francs. BOGUS DOLLARS. A. Big Counterfeiting Conspiracy Un earthed at Pittsbui-g. Pittsbi'kq, Dec. 20. —A conspiracy to flood the United States with counterfeit silver dollars has been unearthed. Nine teen persons are already tinder arrest, and 11100 spurious coin has been se cured. The money waß brought from the central depot in New York to Pitts burg, by a gang of Italians employed to pass it. The money was all in silver dollars, and is the best counterfeit standard silver dollar ever made. Two Italians and their wives were arrested while trying to pass some of the spurious money. The house where they lived was surrounded and fifteen other Ital ians were arrested, and the counterfeit money secured. According to the infor mation given by the prisoners, a sim Mar gang was sent out from New York to other cities, but tbe men could not tell what particular cities were being oper ated. The National City Tragedy. San Diego, Dec. 26. —Joseph Parisi de llochkoffler, whoM death occurred at National City yesterday, was the eldest son of an Austrian banker who lives at Trieste. His wife, who attempted sui cide at the time of his death, is some what improved, but is still very low, and there is little hope for her recovery. She is an artist of considerable merit, and a native of Germany. They were married in this country. PACIFIC BREEZES. Advices From Honolulu and Samoa. Oceanic Steamships to be Re placed by Others. A Monument Erected to German Sea men Lost at Apia. King Kalakaua Going to Visit Los An geles—A Disastrous Storm at Seattle. Associated Press Dispatenes. San Francisco, Dec. 26.— ship Australia arrived today lulu. On the 13th inst. t ment was announced in j Hon. Henry Carter, mmii United States, as delegate i to the international moneti be held in Washington, D. C Hawaiian papers quote a ment in the Sydney Herald that tbe Union Steamship steamer Monowai would le December 24th, for San Frai place the vessels expected to oe witn drawn at the termination of the Oceanic Steamship company's contract for a mail service between the United States and Australia. The Union Steam ship company has another steam er, the Mararoo, which, together with the Monowai, would be well suited for the service. The Oceanic steamship Zealandia, which was to have left Syd ney, December 20th, is stated to be the last vessel of that line to perform the service between the two countries. She will touch only at Honolulu on her trip here. Captain Foss, of the German man-of war Speiber, last month unveiled a mon ument at Apia. Samoa, to the memory of the men lost on the German warships during the hurricane of March 16, 1880. Oonsul-General Steubel and the German residents of Samoa were present at the ceremonies. KALAKAUA COMING. The Dusky Sovereign Going to Fay a Visit to I.os Angeles. San Francisco, Dec. 26. —King Kala kaua will leave here tomorrow afternoon for Southern California, to be gone ten days or two weeks, when he will return to San Francisco, and take his departure for Honolulu, liming his absence he will be accompanied by Colonel McFar lane, royal chamberlain ; Colonel Baker, of his suite ; hieutenant Blow, of the Charleston, and one or two others. A special car has been placed at the king's disposal by the railroad company. Among the places he will visit are Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego and Santa Barbara. THE BKBEZY SOUND, A Terrible Windstorm Visits Seattle. Much Damage Done. Seattle, Wash.,' Dec. 26. —This city was visited yesterday by the heaviest windstorm ever known. The storm continued all day. Vessels in tho har bor were torn from their moorings and tossed about like corks. Large trees and telegraph and electric wires were laid low. All railroad travel was sus pended. Many buildings were demol ished. The damage will be heavy. George Bell, a woodehopper, was crushed to death in his tent by a falling tree. Miles's Nerve and Liver Fills Act on a new principle —regulating me liver """I' " "VV> IMIUIIIMI 11-.UIUULIIIK lUtUltl stomach and bowels thrmiah the nerve*. A new discovery. Dr. Miles's Pills speedily cure bil iousness. bad taste, torpid liver, piles, constipa tion. Unequaled for men, women, ohi'dren. Smallest, mildest, surest! Fifty doses, 25 ets Samples free, at ft. W. Ellis & Co.'s. A New Floral Store. W. Simpson, formerly with Gari y's, can be found tit 238 South Spring, where he will be pleased to sei! all of his old customers needing anything in the floral line. Wedding and funeral pieces B specialty. Halls decorated on short notice. Wall Paper.—New design l :, nt 7c, 10c. and loe. a roll. White blanks ana gilts. Samples sent. Dealers supplied. 237 S. Spring street. F. J. Bacek. Eastern Produce Co., 123 East First St. Best eastern hams, 11c and 13' 2 c; bacon, pork, lOe; lard. fie. Creamery bu'ter, 25c and 30c. Best roll butter always on hand. Bakery. Eblnger's bakery and ice cream and dining parlors, cor. Thiid and S. Spring sis. Senour's Celebrated Floor Paint A Bcnve' it Quinn, l<i(i South Main Btreet. Removed. L. B. Cohn, the pawnbroker, has removed to I+o North Main street, opposite the Western Union Telegraph office. lm "O, all, let me see, what do you (rive for a cold on the chest? " asked Jones, in n sort of indifferent tone, of a doctor with whom he was slightly acquainted, as he met him on the street. "Advice," was the laconic reply. So do we. We advise you not to neglect that hacking cough and drowsy feeling, the coated tongue, tho failing appetite, the indigestion and general lassitude and debility—that "tired feeling," as so mnny express it. 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Both tho method and results when Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant UAN MAIHJtSVV, til, IQUISVILLF ' ■■ NEW YCRK, HI. IT. ALL FOR CHRISTMAS —AND— NEW_YEAR'S! Ready Framed Etchings, Engrav ings and Pastel Paintings, Parlor j Easels, Portrait Frames, Mirrors, ; Plush Albums and Toilet Sets, Writing Tablets, CHRISTMAS CARDS —AND— | HOLIDAY NOVELTIES. ! Sanborn, Vail & Co., 133 South Spring: Street ma-25su-wB-12m AT AUCTION. REAL ESTATE. RHOADES & REED Will sell, Ht their salesroom, corner of Second street and Broadway, at 2 p. m„ on TUESDAY, the 30th day • f December. 1SIH), 29 elegant building lots jn the Mount Lookout Tract, all Inside the mile circle, to the highest bidder, without reserve, on the very liberal terms 01 SIO cash per lot; balance. $5 per month; in terest only 7 per cent. This is a grand oppor tunity for investment, as these lots will sell very cheap a d without reserve. REN O. HHO A DES, / .„„«„„„„„ 12-27 B. H. MATLOCK, i Auctioneers. AUCTION SALE OF FINE RESIDENCE PROPERTY. ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 29TH, At 11 o'clock in the morning, By order of the owner, there will be sold, at Auction, ou tho premists, the beautiful Cottage ! situated at 750 East Twelfth Street. Sale positive, to highest bidder. This is a lovely home, between two car lines, and within easy walking distance from First and Spring streets. Modern house of live rooms, bath,hall, pantry, closets, French plate glass window, stable, chicken yard, lawn, (lowers, shrubs, fruit trees, etc. i.ot 40x150 to 20-foot alley. School house within jtwo blocks. For further particulars, apply to rl°M??t°0 A Auctioneer., Corner Second and Kroadwav. or VV. G. & F. A. BKaPSIIAW, Agents, 110 N. Spring street. 12-27-Kt CLARK & HUMPHREYS, Dealers In all klndsjof L U M B E R! YARD—San Mateo and Seventb-st. Bridge. General Business Office, 12.i West Second st.. Burdick Block. P. O. Box 1285. Telephone 178. 12-27-3 m in p TO CONTRACTORS. /\FFICE OF THE BEAU VALLEY LAND AND v" Wattr Company. The Bear Valley Land aud Water Company hereby invites sealed pro posals for roekini: and cementing its main canal from the junction of the Judson A: Brown ditch to a point about 4<>o feet south ol Colton avenue, in the town of Redlands, a dis tance of about one mile, In accordance with speeifi at inns on file with the secretary of the company at its office, iv Redlands, Calif., bids to be opened January Gth, 1801, The com pany reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bond for the construction of the work will be required dec2o to jan 3 TO CONTRACTORS. THK BEAR VALLEY LAND AND WATER Co. hereby Invites sealed proposals for tbe construction of about 2000 feet of woodc pipe, 48 inches inside diameter, lo be built from the Santa Ana cam on to the head of the Bear Valley Stone Ditch, near Redlands, San Ber nardino county, California, in accordance with specifications on file in the office of the company's secretory in Redhinde, Bids to be opened January 0, 1890 The company re serves the right to reject any aud all bids. Sat isfactory bond for the construction of the wor« will bdrequlred. 12-19-16t TIME IS MONEY! IF YOU INTKND I!TYING A LOT IN ALESSANDRO! Tiriie is Money to Yon ! YOU Cannot Afford, to Wait! MONEY SAVED IS MONEY EARNED. THE PEOPLE TODAY KNOW THE -:-VALUE -:- OF -:- LAND << ALESSANDRO I >> And require no urging to buy. They know tbat every acre of land sold in that beautiful valley for less than $150 or $200 per acre Is Less Than Half its Value. The 250 acres advertised today may be all sold before this reaches your eye, although we positively refuse to sell more than 40 acres to any one party. The Town Lots at Moreno Will soon be put on the market, due notice of which will be given. For further particulars, call on or address the Bear Valley and Alessandro Development Co, REDLANDS, CAL.. A. P. KITCHING, Gen. Manager. Send your address to our oflice and have the December number of the Ornngo Belt mailed In you. DON'T MAKE A MISTAKE I Call on us before purchasing elsewhere. We will sell FANCY GOODS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Positively cheaper than any house in this city. GOWNS AND SMOKING JACKETS At extraordinary low prices. Ladies', Misses' and Children's Cloaks 215 PER CENT BELOW COST! As we are retiring from tbis line. |jIgCITYOF PARIS, North Spriuo St. "The Beautiful are never desolate, For someone always lores them." fg£~ A SMOOTH SKIN f Clear Complexion -?i make the plainst face yßFi}6sWs%- attractive. Beauty jl V ■'■'■'} /V a comparative—not ' - absolute. We may have a nice smooth skin and a clear com plexion, which are in themselves tiie lirst elements of beauty. Nothing con duces to this end so thoroughly and com pletely as the daily use of Mrs. Graham's Cucumber and Elder Flower Cream. Asa protection from the effects of sun and wind, and for cleansing the face from cosmetics or other impurities, it is superior to anything discovered. Price, $1.00. All druggists sell it. F. W. Braun & Co., Los Angeles, wholesale agents. WAGON MATERIAL, HAItl) WOODS, IRON. STE EI L_ Horseshoes and Nails, Blacksmith's Coal, Tools, Etc. JOHN WIOHOKK, 117 and 118 South Los Angeles Ntree lul tf THE FARMING AND FRUIT LAND COMPANY. NOTICE — THE ANNUAL MEETING Ol' the stockholders of the Farming and Fruit I,and Company will be held on Tuesday, the Gth day of January, 1891, at 8 o'clock, p. in., in the office of the company, corner of Temple and New High streets, city of Los Angeles, for the purpose of electing a Board of Directors for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of such other business as may come before it. Los Angeles, December 24, 1890. 12-24 lot JOHN GOODE, Secretary. Holiday Photos. Christmas Presents. Only $3.60 fc- —Only $3.50 Everybody desiring Photographs for Holiday Presents should remember that Dewey Is mak ing his elegant and linest finished J7.00 Cabinets for $:t 50 per dozen. "Nothing liner in the State." Large photos for framing at very low prices. Family 'groups, babies und children's photos a specialty. Developing, printing nnd finishing for amateurs. Old pieturis copied and enlarged. Come early and avoid the rush. DEWEY'S ART PARLORS, 11-27.51Q 147 B. Main street. PHOTOGRAPHER! Will make you as fine Photographs ns you can get anywhere in the city, aud will guarantee them as such or refund your money and make you v present of the pictures besides. Price, only %.\ 50 per dozen; try them; if not good will cost you nothing. WESNEK, 127 W. First Street. 11-30-lm Annual Meeting 1 of the Azusa Land and Water Company. \TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ll annual meeting of the stockholders of the Azusa Land and Water company will be held at the oflice of the Company, room 57, Bryson & Bonebrake building.l.os Angeles. California, on the first Monday after the first day of January, 1891, at 3 p. in. MORRIS A LUKE, Dcc-13-Sats Mons-Tues-2-wks. Secretary Animal Meeting of the Azusa Agri cultural Water Company. "\rOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE annual meeting of the stockholders of the Azusa Agricultural Water company will be held at the office of the company, room 57 Bry son St Bonebrake building, Ix>s Angeles, Cali fornia, on the first Monday after the first day of January, 1891, at 3p. m. MORRIS ALBEK, Dec -i3-Sats-Mous-Tues-2 wks. Secretary.