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VOL. 37.—N0. 33.
RUSSIAN REPRISAL.
A Purpose Behind the Wheat
Export Ukase.
The Czar Playing Even With
Germany.
Failure to Secure a Loan iv Berlin
Warmly Resented.
The Fiasco of the French Syndicate In
Making a Loan Has Inoreased the
Financial Difficulties
ef Russia.
A oorilled Press Dispatches.
Bhblin,Nov.2l. —[Copyrighted by the
New York Associated Press.J—The pa
pers of this city tonight associate the
Russian ukase prohibiting the export of
wheat and wheat products, with tbe
failure of the overtnres of Vishnegradsky,
Russian finance minister, to Berlin
financiers to reopen the German market
to Russian loans. The financial houses
have again been in consultation with
the government, and the Kreuz Zeitung
states that this time the government
definitely intimated that the guarantee
offered by Russia did not suffice to jus
tify the* official approval of German
credit being ventured in loans. It is
understood that diplomatic approaches
through Count Yon Schouvaloff, Russian
ambassador, received an equally decisive
rebuff.
The fiasco which the French syndicate
made of the last Russian loan has enor
mously increased the financial difficul
ties of Russia. Viahnegradsky has
been forced to relieve the syndicate
of eight out of twenty million pounds
sterling offered. One public official
denied that tbe Rothschilds have taken
over five million nounds is partly true.
Bonds amounting to £8,000,000 have
been placed in the Rothschilds'a keep
ing, with no responsibility attached to
their future issue through the firm, and
the French syndicate is relieved of a
burden of £0,000,000 sterling, which the
Russian treasury hoped to receive.
Thus Russia, instead of having realized
£10,000.000 on loans, obtains only £9,
--000,000.
The refusal of the German govern
ment to permit bankers to bolster up
Russian credit, ends for a long time to
come tbe chances of Russia borrowing
money abroad, and strengthens the
chances of peace.
A statement published by the st. Pe
tersburg Official Messenger, on the con
dition of the imperial finances and its
relation to the famine, was telegraphed
here tonight, as an authoritative declara
tion, aiming to minimize the dan
gers of the situation. The state
ment begins by announcing that
the stocks of grain, after the prohi
bition of export will be sufficient for tbe
population until the next harvest. As
the people in the agricultural districts
depend on the sale of grain, they will
find their position embarrassing, and
the government has therefore assigned
to them 6,000,000 roubles from the cash
reserves in the treasury. The reserves
amount to 220,000,000 roubles, which
sum is sufficient to meet the redemption
of the debt for the current year, aud all
expenditures, and still leave a cash bal
ance equal to the needs of 1892. It is
denied that there is any likelihood that
the treasury will be required to purchase
gold abroad, unless such a course is
necessitated by the flowing back of Rus
sian securities to Russia. The gold re
serve amounts to 80,500,000 roubles in
the treasury, and 129,000,000 roubles in
the imperial bank, besides 75,000,000
secured by the recently issued provis
ional credit notes. These totals do not
include the receipts from the last loan.
Tbe sum of the Official Messenger's
statement is that Russia has plenty of
grain and abundance of money for the
time being. This is reassuring to the
Russians who are under the scare of the
famine. This class includes Count
Tolstoi, the great social reformer, who
had published an energetic demand for
the government to declare without de
lay whether the stock of grain were suf
ficient to last through the next summer.
Count Tolstoi advocates the purchase of
corn in America in time to protect the
country from famine and the terrible
social disturbances certain to attend
such a condition of affairs. Tolstoi con
tends from bis own personal calculation
that the stock of grain will not be suffi
cient, and tbe government's reply guar- ■
anteeing enough to feed the people until,
next harvest, if falsified, will lead to a
revolution in which Tolstoi says he will
aid.
Count Tolstoi's daughters have opened
a free refectory for the famine' stricken
near his chateau.
A fresh instance of the hostility-en
tertained in St. Petersburg for the Ger
man element has been given. An order
was issued today forbidding persons to
practice as lawyers in the Baltic prov
inces, unless ol Russian extraction.
Many Germans are thus debarred.
Emperor William gave a state dinner
tonight in the new palace at Potsdam,
in celebration of his mother's birthday.
Nelson P. Cook, who claims to repre
sent a Boston newspaper syndicate, was
arrested here, and claims trial, charged
with fraud, by the proprietors of the
Pfaff Minerva hotel, where he lived for
a month without any financial resources.
Cook states that he started from Boston
with 1 cent in his possession, to work
his way arouud the world.
Mark Twain today gave a luncheon to
Mrs. General Hancock, Hon. W. Walter
Phelps, the American minister, and
other notable Americans.
PORTER'S FIGIIiKS.
Ten Year*' Growth of 'Woolen and Cot
ton Manufacture*.
St. Louis, Nov. 21.—Superintendent
Porter of the census bureau, delivered
an interesting address tonight before the
Commercial club, in the course of which
he gave figures regarding the growth of
' the woolen and cotton manufacturers'
interests made public for the first time.
The total value of all woolen manufac
■ turea in 1890 waa $344,299,666, and in
crease of $77,046,748 to the ten years
since 1880. Cotton products show a to*
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
tal value in 1890 of $257,704,529, an
increase since 1880 of 105,674,419.
"The Southern States," said Mr. Porter,
"may well be proud of their magnifi
cent showing. They are now employ
ing in their cotton mills nearly as many
hands as Massachusetts did in 1870. In
the ten years just closed they have more
than doubled the number of persons
employed and the value of tbe product,
and have nearly trebled the amount of
cotton consumed and the number of
spindles. The showing for the United
States is most satisfactory. Nearly
50,000 more persons employed, an in
crease of 105,000,000 in the value of the
product and upwards of 15,500,000 spin
dles, is a decennial progress we may all
rejoice over.
Timber Cutting Regulations.
Washington, Nov. 21.—Commissioner
Carter, of the general land office, has
issued a form of permit to be granted
persons applying to cut timber from
public lands. Among the stipulations
is one forbidding the cutting of more
than 60 per cent of the timber of each
class growing on any acre. Monthly
statements under oath are required, giv
ing descriptions of the tracts from which
the timber is cnt, the amount cut and
how disposed of. No trees shall be cut
or removed less than a specified num
ber of inches in diameter, except for
needed roadways through tiie timber.
A person cutting timber is required to
cut, remove and burn, or otherwise dis
pose of tbe tops and brush of the trees,
etc., to prevent forest fires, and will be
held liable in damages for the spread
of any fire attributable to his neglect.
WORKING LIKE BEAVERS
THE CONTEST FOR THE REPUBLI
CAN NATIONAL CONVENTION.
Representatives of the Rival Cities Push
ing Their Claims at Washington—All
Are Hopeful —De Young Says San
Francisco Will Qet the Prize.
Washington, Nov. 21. —The members
of the Nebraska delegation now in
Washington for the purpose of urging
the selection of Omaha as the place for
the. next Republican convention, called
in a body this morning and paid their
respects to the president. The visitors
were cordially received, but were un
able to persuade the president to ex
press preference for their city.
The members of the delegation for
Minneapolis called later in tbe day, but
were equally unsuccessful in causing
the president to commit himself.
The New York city delegation reached
here this afternoon, upwards of 100
men, representing the Republican clubs
of New York, the Hotel Men's associa
tion', general citizens' committee and
others. ' They have headquarters at the
Arlington, and are working hard to
night.
Minneapolis js making a grand push
for the convention. California is mak
ing a splendid show under the guidance
of Editor De Young, of the San Fran
cisco Chronicle, and Omaha's demand ia
being vigorously pushed by Editor
Rosewater of the Omaha Bee.
Colonel Blethen, of Minneapolis, re
viewing the situation tonight, said:
"fhe west objects to New York, believ
ing no political aid could come from
holding the convention in New York.
The west believes if the convention were
held in the Mississippi or the Missouri
valley it would give the Republican
cause great aid, and insure absolute
control of tbe western and northwestern
states, even to the reclamation of lowa.
But the west just as radically believes,
that to hold the convention in New
York is to surrender to Wall street.
While this is puerility so far as effect is
concerned, every man here from Min
neapolis, Omaha and California would
swear that it would cost the Republi
cans of the Mississippi and Missouri
valleys from one-quarter to one-third of
the granger vote, which simply means
defeat in lowa, Minnesota, Kansas, and
doubtful results in Wisconsin and Mon
tana."
Blethen thinks these arguments are
having effect with the committee.
Minneapolis, Omaha and California are
emphatic for an Open ballot, there hav
ing been, Baid Blethen, a rumor that
the committee was discussing the pro
priety of a secret ballot, This the west
construes to be in favor of New York.
All the contestants tonight aver with
much confidence that they have every
reason to believe their affairs are pro
gressing smoothly, and each one thinks
bis city will capture tbe convention.
M. H. De Y?nng, member of the na
tional committee from California, is
gratified at the progress San Francisco is
making in her tight for tbe convention.
"There ie going to be a long drawn out
contest," he said tonight, "but San
Francisco will get the prize. The pros
pects for it never looked brighter than
they do tonight."
BAKKR AFTBB BOODLE.
The President's Leg; Pulled In the Inter
est of the World's Fair.
Washington, Nov. 21.—President Ba
ker, of the world's Columbian exposi
tion, had an interview with President
Harrison today. He described at length
the progress and future prospects of the
greit undertaking, devoting particular
attention to the subject of the proposed
$5,000,000 loan. The president showed
the deepest interest in the subject, and
expressed his intention to do all that
could properly be done by him to help
along the exposition, and said if he ulti
mately concluded to recommend that
congress extend further aid to the pro
ject, he would do it from the conviction
that it was his duty, and would give no
half-hearted support to the measure.
■astern Snowstorms.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 21.—A hurricane
prevailed this forenoon, which changed
to heavy anow that continued till this
evening. Telegraphic communication
with the east was cut off for several
hours. The weather is very cold. The
storm is general throughout the state.
St. Paul, Nov. 21.—Over half a foot
of snow fell in this city and vicinity this
morning.
A Pennsylvania farmer hung his vest
on a fence while he tilled the grateful
soil. A pet goat extracted from a pocket
of the vest a wallet, which contained
$420. The goat was killed, and the Wal
let found in his stomach, somewhat
1 chewed, but still fit for uae.
SUNDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 22, 1891—TWELVE PAGES.
SUD AMERICAN NEWS
Chile Rehabilitating Its Fi
nancial System.
President Montt Proposes to
Cut Down the Army.
The Situation in Brazil is by no
Means Improved.
The Government Unable to Land Troops
at Porto Alesrre—A Movement to
Form a Northern Republic.
The Dictator's Health.
Associated Press Dispatches.
New York, Nov.' 21.—The Herald's
Valparaiso cable says: The government
is considering the subject of finance
with the v iew of resumption of a metal
lic basis and the gradual withdrawal of
paper issue. The following programme
is proposed by the council of state: To
rehabilitate Chilean finance gradually,
and at the earliest time advisable retire
the issue by Balmaceda of $21,000,000 of
paper; also to repay banks $9,000,000
obtained in forced loans by Balmaceda,
and authorize President Montt to issue
$30,000,000 bonds ior the purpose
of retiring the above paper and
paying the banks; government bonds
to bear interest a r 5 per cent, with
an amortisation of 2 per cent annually;
banks to guarantee bonds and all paper
issued prior to '91; reduction to go on
until it reaches $18,000,000, and the
government to withdraw the fractional
metal coins which now are only 2 per
cent silver.
President Montt has proposed to con
gress to cut tbe army down to 6000 men,
and the navy to first, second and third
class ships, two transports, two school
ships, eight small launches and two tor
pedo boats.
Tbe crew of the British steamer Kaiso,
which foundered at sea, arrived here on
the steamer Ecuador.
THE SITUATION IN BRAZIL.
The Herald's Montevideo cable says:
Passengers from Dcs term say tbe three
generals sent by Fonseca to-Rio Grande
have returned. They found it impossi
ble to land troops at Porto Alegre, owing
to the obstructions placed in the bay by
the insurgents. There is" a general
movement to form a new republic
throughout the ■ northern part of
BrSzizil among those who op
pose Fonseca. Volunteers from
Montevideo are flocking to the army cf
the junta. General Alliston, with a
large force of troops, has left for Rio
Grande to engage the insurgent army in
battle. General Ossorio, <Jhief of tbtr.
military forces of tbe junta, declares his
intention to march upon Rio de Janeiro,
overthrow Fonseca and restore liberty.
Within eight days the army of the junta
will amount to 50,000 men. The junta
has six ships stationed at the entrance
of the Rio Grande river. The dictator's
health is better.
AN OFFICIAL REPORT.
Washington, Nov. 21.—Senhor Men
donca, Brazilian minister here, today
received the following from the Bra
zilian minister of foreign affairs: "Tele
grams daily received confirm the reports
of complete tranquillity in all the states
except Rio Grande, where the constitu
tional authorities have been deposed and
a provisioral junta proclaimed, presided
over by Dr. Brazil, who declares himself
hostile to the federal government. The
government is taking measures to sup
press the anarchial movement. A
blockade of the port of Rio Grande will
be decreed. Tha government proceeds
with all moderation."
REBELLIOUS PROVINCES.
Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 21.—The gov
ernment has issued orders for an addi
tional force of troops to proceed at once
to Desterro, capital of Santa Catherine.
At San Palo a popular outbreak is mo
mentarily expected.
THE MAN FOR THE OCCASION.
London, Nov. 21.—Today's advices
from Rio Grande do Sul. by way of San
tiago, add very little to what is already
known. It is again asserted that the
man whose influence is greatest at the
present juncture is Caspar Silveira Mar
' tins, atone time governorofthe province,
who was exiled at the. time of Dom
Pedro's dethronement, and afterwards
permitted to return. It is believed hia
views as to what is the best policy for
the state to pursue will prevail. Mar
tins is admitted by all parties to be
both able and energetic. He is in favor
of a republican form of government,
while personally very friendly to Dom
Pedro.
An official dispatch from Rio de Ja
neiro, this afternoon, says the govern
ment dictator is continuing to take
active measures to suppress what
is termed the "anarchical move
ment" in the state of Rio
Grande do Sul. It is proposed
to establish a close blockade at the port
of Rio Grande, and so attempt to cut the
state off from communication with the
outside world. It is said the govern
ment will use moderation in its treat
ment of the seceded states. The dispatch
says nothing about Fonseca's reported
illness, or the possibility of plots to make
away with him.
WIRE WAIFS.
Major Wiseman is lying seriously ill
in Cairo, suffering from pneumonia.
Rev. Thomas Hill, ez-prosident of
Harvard college, died in Waltham,
Mass., on Saturday morning, aged 73.
While David Cooper (colored) and
wife were absent from home, in Savan
nah, Ga., the house burned, and their
four young children perished.
William Blash (colored) was hanged
at Mt. Vernon, Ga., Saturday, for the
murder R. T. Bonex, October sth..
Blash confessed his guilt on tbe gallows.
Fragmentary returns from the special
election to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Congressman Houk, of Ten
' nessee, indicate the election Of his son,
John G. Houk, over J. C. Williams,
Democrat, by a majority »f between
6000 and 7000".
Secretary Sherrin, of the national
democratic committee, has, by direction
of Chairman Bryce, issued a call for a
meeting of the executive committee at
Washington Dec. 8.
At Lexington, Miss., the prisoners in
jail overpowered the keeper and made
a break for liberty. Four of them who
recently robbed the express office at
Durant, Miss., escaped.
The Cornell-Ann Arbor football con
test at Detroit resulted in favor of tbe
Ithica boys, 58 to 12. A hard rain fell
all morning and during most of the
game, and made playing rather difficult.
Mrs. Moore Won Her Salt.
Cm< ago, Nov. 21.—A Bates, Me.,
special says the announcement is made
there that Mrs. liattie Moore, formerly
a resident of that city, finally won her
breach of promise suit against Moses
Hopkins, the California millionaire,
brother of Mark Hopkins. The suit had
been pending in the California courts
for three years. Mrs. Moore was at first
awarded $75,000 damages, but the case
was appealed and the amount reduced
to $50,000. This sum, it is said, has
finally been paid.
Governor Hover Dying;.
Indianapolis, Nov. 21. — Governor
Hovey, who is suffering from asthma,
had a sinking spell tonight, and his
condition at midnight is alarming.
FARMERS AMALGAMATED
THE F. M. B. A. ABSORBED BY THE
ALLIANCE.
t ■ "X ■
Confederation With the Knights of La
bor and a Dozen Other Orders Also
Favored—The Anti-Sub-Treasuryites
Outlawed—A Clothing Boycott.
Indianapolis, Nov. 21. —The Alliance
and F. M. B. A. have practically amalga
mated, though each refused lo adopt
resolutions looking to a consolidation,
but the two organizations are as firmly
united as if formal resolutions had been
adopted. The arrangements look to the
disappearance of the F. M. B. A. before
its next national meeting. Last night
and today the Alliance initiated into its
membership many of tho moßt promi
nent oi the members of the F. M. B. A.
Tbey go back to their homes to prose
lyte among tbe sub-lodges. The Alliance
agreed to admit sub-lodges of tbe F. M.
B. A. into the Alliance upon the pay
ment of $1 for blanks. It is reported
that before the next annual meeting of
tbe F. M. B. A. nearly all the lodges
will have joined the Alliance.
The supreme council of the Alliance
adopted a resolution instructing tbe Al
liance congressmen- not to enter the
caucuses of their old political parties.
It was amended instructing them not to
Vote for any for speaker who does not
support the Ocala platform.
The report of the committee which
had tbe protest of the anti-sub-treasury
people in hand reported that tbe antis
refused to present their case, and the
matter had therefore been dropped.
U. P. Duncan of South Carolina was
indorsed for appointment to the inter
state commerce commission, vice Bragg,
deceased.
Several changes were made in the con
stitution. One disqualifies business
agents from membership, the reason
being that it may become neceasary for
the council to ait in judgment on agents.
Other changea permit women to pay per
capita tax, thiß becoming the basis for
representation; repealing the clause
allowing persons of mixed occupations
to become members; restricting the
membership to farmers and farm labor
ers ; abolishing the provision by which
the presidents of state Alliances are made
a national legislative committee, and
providing for a special committee to act
as an advisory board to the national
president.
The council today listened to General
Lecturer Wright of the Knights of La
bor, who set forth the troublea of the
Clothicg union with the Rochester
Labor exchange. It will be remem
bered that Master Workman James
Hughes was arrested and convicted of a
charge of conspiracy in this lockout
case.
The council adopted resolutions con
demning the exchange, expressing belief
that the jury was packed, and calling
"upon all fair-minded people to let the
goods of these Rochester manufacturers
alone."
The charges made by McAllister of the
anti-sub-treasury committee, against
McCune, were laid on the table.
The committee on federation reported,
recommending confederation with the
Knights of Labor, the F. M. B. A. and a
dozen other orders. The report waa ac
cepted and a delegate from each state
chosen tf represent the council at the
February aasembly of theae confederated
orders.
A reaolution waa passed favoring the
granting of pensions by the issuing of
full legal tender paper money to all
honorably diacharged union aoldiera
who are disabled or in needy circum
stances.
The report of the committees appoint
ed to confer with the anti-aub treaaury
people,'briefly referred to above, takea
occasion, in cloaing, to deny that the
supreme council abut the door in the
face of Dr. Yeanian and his frienda.
The report asserts that two or more of
them were Alliance men, with the pass
word, and could have taken seats with
the council, and presented their com
plaint. This would have been the or
derly and brotherly way of set
tlement, "but," aaya the report, "the
refuaal of Dr. Yeaman to join in
public diacuaaion, involves hia proteat,
and the Ocala platform aettlea one fact.
That waa not tne deaire of the anti-sub
treaauryitea to inform or convince this
council of their error. Your committee
recommends to the brotherhood that for
the future no attention be given or recog
nition granted to any one claiming to be
an Alliance man, while at thesame time
affiliating with the band known aa the
U. S. Hall, McAllister and Yeaman anti
aub-treasuryitea."
. The petrified bodies of three women
were found in a vault in Greenlawn
cemetery, near Indianapolis, the other
day.
NEW GOLDEN BAOLR CLOTBINO HOUSE.
we may get it. STAHTLIXG DISCOVERY
Los Augeles After the Big Scientists Completely Baffled.
Convention.
The Atlantic Ocean Turning to
HER SHOW OF SUCCESS. Fresh Water.
Opinions of Prominent People what the results will be.
Who Know. ———
Gjeat Excitement in the East—What
EVERYBODY HOPEFUL. * Has Become of the Salt.
Special to the Hkrald. J Special to the Kbrai.d. I
Chicago, Nov. 21.—A report has gained New York, Nov. 21.—1t can truly be
circulation here of a startling character, said thal wonders never cease. In these
being none Other than a fully denned da - va U seema to be to have
, . . T . , „ , .. anything happen that causes consterna
plan whereby Los Angeles, Cal., gets the • , , ~
r . tion and excitement to last longer than
next big convention. Her prospects are a few llours> But a discovery was made
bright, and the matter is in capable here this morning which will cause the
hands. Several cities on the coast have entire world to pause and wonder, for it
made large bids for it, but Los Angeles ia trul y wonderful. The Atlantic ocean
is far ahead of them all. Prominent is tne caUBe - An incomin g ocean liner
... . . ... ~ was boarded this morning by the cus
citizens think that Los Angeles is justly tomary o&cMe> when th * in .
entitled to it, being centrally located, f orme d them that the day before, while
and having abundant facilities for hand- passing through the gulf stream, they
ling a large crowd, her new Tenth-street were surprised to find plenty of fresh
hotel, just completed at a cost of $2,500,- water, which lasted until they reached
000, together with the Natick and sev- the lowe , r h *?- Man y reaaonB were
, , , . , . . ... given and surmises made as to the prob
eral other large hostelries, give her tne , . , . ...
B ' B able cause for the strange and startling
preference in the way of hotel arrange- phenom ena, but the nearest is that the
ments. She has large, spacious halls water is undergoing a great change and
for convention purposes, among them that a submarine company is running a
being Hazard's pavilion, tbe City hall, salt factory in the bottom of the sea.
and eeveral large store rooms, which This aeemi » ver y plausible, as the price
. . , . . • t. of salt has taken a tumble in the past
can be turned to good use. By the way, few week(j) and fa cauged nQ doah Z by
the convention we refer to, is the con- the large output of this big company.
vention of clothing buyers, who will But tha * is nothing-nothing at ail,
,"..*. compared with the gigantic tumble in
soon be here to take advantage of the p r i ces that has taken place at the great
great bargains offered by the bargain givers, the
lew Mien Eagle Clothing House,
ADLER & FRANK, Props.,
Corner Main and Requena Streets,
UNDER U. 8. HOTEL..
ED. B. WEBSTER, Manager.
SOME OF THE REASONS WHY
Tie Ihtoal life Insurance (kpp
OF NEW YORK
IS THE BEST LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE WORLD:
Because it is the OLDEST active Life Insurance Company in the UNITED
STATES and has done the most good.
It is the LARGEST, STRONGEST and BEST company in THE WORLD. Its
assets exceeding one hundred and fifty millions of dollars.
It has paid in dividends alone over eighty-five millions of dollars, an amount
greater than the total dividends of the next two largest companies in tbe world.
It has paid more Cash surrender values to its retiring members than any other
company.
Its total payments to policy holders exceed the combined payments of the next
two largest companies in the world.
It has more Insurance in force in the United States than any other company, and
has more policies in force in the State of California than the next two largest
companies.
It has shown actual results of profits on policies already paid and on contracts
now in force that have never been equalled by any other company in the world.
From organization to January 1,1891, it has paid back in cash to its members and
now holds securely invested for future payment $451,370,159, OVER SIXTY
TWO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MORE than ever received from them, besides
paying all taxes and expenses for the past forty-eight years. A record not even
remotely approached by any other company.
It issues every legitimate contract connected with human life and its policies are
the most liberal aud profitable known 'o underwriting.
For rates or description of the company's bonds, consols, and investment secur
ities, or life and endowment policies, address, giving date of birth,
Southern Department, Pacific Coast Agkncy, Los Angeles, Calw.,
214 South Broadway. Telephone 28.
ALBERT D. THOMAS. Manager. DOBINSON A VETTER. Local Aosjotp.
SAN BERNARDINO NOTES.
Consolidation With Colton Talked of.
Other Items.
San Bebnahdino, Cal., Nov. 21. —A
slight earthquake shock was felt in this
valley, on Thursday night at 11:30
o'clock.
There is two inches of snow on the
mountain top at Bear valley, but no
rain has fallen to speak of in the valley.
The cities oi San Bernardino and
Colton talk of consolidation, and a
committee is being appointed to arrange
details and consider the advisability of
such a step.
Adolph Wood, manager of the Arrow
head Reservoir company, is now on
duty, having arrived with his family
from Cincinnati a few days ago. The
reservoir system will now be pushed
toward completion as rapidly as possible.
The works will cost over one million
dollars.
Yesterday John C. North commenced
suit for $20,000 against the Bear Valley
Irrigation company. Damages are
claimed by him on account of the Bear
Valley reservoir flooding a portion of a
quarter of a section. This land has
been flooded for nearly eight years.
North purchased the tract last May,
knowing it was flooded land. North
was president of the Bear Valley Irriga
tion company, but about one year ago
his management was very unsatisfac
tory, and hia relations with the com
pany ceased: since then he has pur
chased the land referred to' and com
menced suit for damages.
Ask for the Agnes Booth Cigar.
FIVE CENTS.
May Resume Business.
San Diego, Nov. 21.—1t is now be
lieved that the recently suspended Cali
fornia bank will be enabled to resume
business in a short time. Arrangements
are understood to be about completed
between the depositors, directors and
eastern capitalists, by which the doors
of the bank will be reopened, and the
depositors paid in part or perhaps in
full. A meeting of prominent business
men tonight canvassed the situation
and a feeling of great confidence pre
vails.
Tired of Being Insane.
Prescott, Ariz., Nov. 21.—Notwith
standing the fact that eight jurors ac
cepted the insanity plea of Thomas Gal
ligher in his recent trial for the murder
of Constable Hawkins, the defendant's
attorneys have offered to allow their
client to plead guilty of manslaughter.
The proposition was rejected by the dis
trict attorney, and a venire issued for
fifty additional jurors. Tbe case is set
for retrial November 27th.
Cut Hl* Wife* Throat. •
San Diego, Nov. 21.—Several weeks
ago Oliver Conley assaulted his wife
and cut her throat with a razor. His
trial, which had been in progress several
days, was concluded today. The jury
found him guilty of assault with intent
to commit murder, and he will be sen
tenced next week.
A Suit fits well and proves Fine Tail
oring when selected from the large New
Stock of H. A. GeU, 125 West Third
atreet.
Hone blanfteta and buggy rob 3* at Fof*
aiddlery home, 815 N. Lw Angeles itreet.
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