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THE 52D CONGRESS. Both Houses to Assemble at Noon Today. The Session Destined to Be a Remarkable One. Many Fierce Political Battles Are Likely to Be Waged. The Speakership Contest Remain* Un changed— Bustnesa Apt to Be De layed Till the Deadlock- Is Broken. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, Dec. fl.—Tomorrow noon tbe fifty-second congress will assemble. With one branch of the national legisla ture in possession of each of tbe two great political parties, and both striving to shape the course of legislation so as to affect in their interests the approach ing presidential campaign and secure supremacy in the control of tho govern ment, it may fairly be assumed that the fifty-second congress will take a promi nent place in the history of legislative assemblies. In view of the conflicting majorities in the two branches, it ia not possible that when it has concluded its labors it will bave added to the statutes many measures of national importance, but beyond doubt many tierce battles will be waged upon the leading issues be tween the two great parties—tariff and silver coinage—while tbe members of the small but lively Alliance element may be counted on to lose no oppor tunity in debate for. bringing their de mands and principles before the country. ASSEMBLING OP THE SEN ATI;. The usual decorous quiet is expected to characterize the assembling of the senate tomorrow. An unusually large number of senators will stand before the vice-president to take the oath of office, for thirty-two (nearly half the member* ship of the senate; are either new to that body or begin new terms of service. David B. Hill, governor of New York, is not expected to appear for some time, and hie credentials" have not been filed with the secretary. Kedtield Proctor, late secretary of war, has also failed in this respect, but he may yet hand his letter of appointment to the secretary in time te have it presented tomorrow. In two cases there are rival claimants for seats. Mr. Dubois of Idaho is chal lenged aa to the validity of his title by Mr. Claggett, but, aa the name of the former appears upon the secretary's list, he will beaworn in, and Claggett'a claim will be examined by tiie committee on privileges and elections. Mr. Call of Florida also finds a contestant in Mr. Davidson, who is armed with the gov ernor's certificate, and his case may pos sibly be referred to the same committee to report, before either party ia ad mitted. Should the house fail to organize to morrow, the senate will not be able to transact business, for its inability to notify the president through a joint , committee, of its readiness to receive his communications, will operate to de fer for a time the presentation of the annual message, as well aa the laige ac cumulation of recess appointments that must be sent to the senate for confirma tion. Conferences will be held by the sen ators of the diffiereut parties early in the week, to exchange memberships of committees, a task of more than ordi nary importance this time, in view of the incoming of fifteen new senators. Till! SPEAKERSHIP DEADLOCK. Unless there ia a radical change in the speakership situation tonight or early tomorrow morning, the houae. for the first time since the thirty-sixth con grass '.when the last deadlock over the speakership occurred) will meet with out tne previous selection by the dom inant party of the presiding officer for the popular branch of the legislative department. Though thia condition of things has not existed in recent years, it waa not so rare in the stormy years between the Mexican and civil wara, when the conflict over the alavery ques tion drew the lines without and within the parties tense and close. Thus, in the twenty-sixth congress the speaker was not elected for eleven days, a chair man in the meantime being appointed to administer the rules of the house. In the thirty-ttrat congress nearly a month elapsed before a speaker waa - elected, and this period of a practical interregnum - waa prolonged to two months in the thirty-fourth and thirty sixth congresses. Iv the two laat named cases the clerk of the houae presided. Should there be a failure to decide ' upon a speaker nt the caucua tomorow forenoon it will be necessary for the •house to adopt one or the other of the two methoda establiahed by precedent for such events, namely: "Temporary chairman," or "temporary speaker," or else commit the duty of president to the clerk. In the absence of an agreement for tbe perfection of the organization of the house, the course of the proceedings during the coming week ia a matter of pure speculation. In any event very little businesa will be transacted in the house during the week. The president's message will be received and road ac cording to custom, on Tuesday, if the ■ house completes organization tomorrow, and for the rest of the week brief ses sions and adjournments over for a day or two at a time are probable. The committees are not expected to be ap pointed before the Christmas holidays, with the exception of the committees on rules, enrolled bills and mileage, which are usually named within a few dayf after tbe speaker is inducted in office. Both Mills and Crisp expressed them' selves aa confidentjof ultimate success and would say nothing further. « THE SPEAK ERSHIP. ', Interest la the' Content Unabated—Mo Change la the Situation. Washington , Dec. 6.—The speaker ship contest haa lost none of ita interest within the last twenty-four hoars. Since the adjournment of the caucus laat LOS ANGELES HERALD. night, more than one member has for gotten a'eep or rest in tho tireless strug gle to promote the success of his favor ite candidate. Tonight finds little change in the relative strength of the various candidates. A dozen combina tions have been attempted, but they have generally fallen to the ground, be cause of the general conviction of the minor candidates that they held the balance of power, and that all trades and compromises should be rejected. Enormous pressure all day haa been brought to bear jipon the followers of Springer, McMillin and Hatch by the two leading candidates, in the effort to win accessions from their tanks, but they have signally failed, if the state ments of the minor candidates are to be relied upon. "I have seventeen followers who will stick reaolutely by me to the end," aaid Mr. Springer tonight, "and I bave the confident expectation of materially in creasing this following early in the balloting tomorrow. All talk about combinations or withdrawals is ridicu lous, so far aa lam concerned. Every minor candidate has more in the situa tion to give him hope tonight thau he had hours ago. Night before last our friends Mills and Crisp were each as suring the public bow mathematically certain he was to be elected on the sec ond ballot. Well, tbey have had exactly ten hours of balloting, and both have not only failed of election, but our forces have gravitated to them so little that they are each about twenty-one votes abort of an election." Said Mr. McMillin, cheerily : "I am in the fight until a speaker is elected. I have today received not only renewed assurances of support of those who stood by me through yesterday's caucus, but promises of support from dozens of other gentlemen who are to come to me aa their second choice, when convinced of the inability of their candidate to win." "No candidate can make a combina tion with me," said Mr. Hatch. "I am in this fight to win, not to trade. I ex pect an increased vote on the first and all succeeding ballots tomorrow." SILVER'S CHANCES. A Free Coinage Bill Can Not Be Faaaed Over Harrison's Veto. New York, Dec. 6.—A morning paper (Republican) states that, on the respon sibility of a Republican United States senator, it is able to announce tbat a bill providing for free and unlimited 1 coinage of silver can not pass the fifty second congress over the veto of Presi dent Harrison. The paper affirms tbat it has made a poll'of the entire congress, and the result announced above ia baaed on replies in writing from 280 members of the senate and house. Tbe result in dicates tbat since the last congress there has been no abatement of tbe free silver sentiment at tbe west and south, and the Democrats and Republicans in the silver states are stated to be, with few exceptions, bent to try tbe doctrine, but an overwhelming majority of tbe Re publican party in congress ia pledged to .maintain the single gold standard at all hazards, and limit the output of silver. BEGGING VS. BORROWING. World's Fair Directors Will Aak for • •5,000,000 Appropriation. Chicago, Dec. 0. —Tbe Tribune thia morning prints the following: The world's fair directors have almost de cided to ask an appropriation from con gress of $5,000,000, rather than request the loan of tbat amount. That the pre ponderance of the sentiment of the di rectors ia in favor of an appropriation, ia due partly to the fact that the direct ors are careful readers of the newspa pers and have come to the conclusion that the general expression of opinion favors an appropriation. Then a recent interview with Chauncey Depew, in which he strongly asserted the fitness of an appropriation by congress, has had some weight. The general belief now is that an appropriation, rather than a loan, should be granted hy congress, and the board of directors will, it is believed, when tho matter ia presented for de termination, vote for the appropriation idea. DEADLY FIREDAMP. A Terrible Mine Disaster In France— Seventy- tin e«> Live* Lost. Paris, Dec. ti.—The report of a terri ble mining disaster cornea from St. Etienne, in the department of Loire. An explosion of fire-damp occurred at noon today in one of the numerous coal pits in that region, and many workers were unable to escape irom the mine. According to advices so far received eighty men perished. Midnioht.—lt haa been ascertained that Beventy-three| miners perihsed. The wives, children and relatives of tbe entombed miners surround the mouth of the pit and the most heart-rending scenes are witnessed aa the bodies of the victims are brought to the surface. If the accident had happened on an or dinary working day, instead of on a fete day, the loss of life would have been much greater. Rescuers are greatly harrassed in their work by the collapsed galleries, which prevent access to the imprisoned men. The first miners taken out, eight in number, were resus citated. STRUCK ON A REEF. The Steamship Nicaragua Lost on Her Maiden Trip. San Fhancisco, Dec. ti. —A dispatch was received by the Pacific Mail Steam ship company today tbat the new steamer Nicaragua, Captain Connors, had struck on a reef below Acajutla, on the coast of Salvador, Friday night, and was wrecked. Arrangements were im mediately made to send the tug Vigilant to the scene of the trouble. She was about to start when a second dispatch was received stating that the Nicaragua was a total loss, and the orders for the tug were counteimanded. The steamer was on her maiden trip when the acci dent occurred. She was launched at Philadelphia last June, and sailed for Panama in August. She was designed for the Central American coffee trade, and was magnificently fitted up. Fire at Rhonervllle. Riionerville, Cal., Dec. 6.—By fire at 3 a. m., Lamb Bros.' butcher shop.C. H. Brewer's blacksmith and wagon shop, the Bbonerville Herald ofßce, Wallace's boot and shoe store, Waite Bros.' har ness rfhop were destroyed. The cause of tbe fire is unknown. L. Feigenbaum & Co.'s store had a narrow escape, and by hard work was saved. Losb, $8000; insurance, $500. MONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 7, 5891. A CRUSHING DEFEAT. Chinese Rebels Routed hy Imperial Troops. Eleven Hundred Men Left Dead on the Field. All the Prisoners Taken Massacred in Cold Blood. Seventy-Three Liven Lost by Fire-Damp Iv a French Mine—Dom Pedro's Remains Lying in State—Oth er Foreign New.. Associated Press Dispatches. London, Dec. 6.—The Chronicle's Shanghai correspondent telegraphs that the rebels have met a comple and crush ing defeat. He says 4500 imperial troops met a force of 3000 rebels at a point fifteen miles from Chooyang. The latter were very daring and had better cavalry than tbe imperial forces, who were at first compelled. to move back somewhat. The conflict that ensued was long and stubborn. Finally there was a spirited charge from the imperial Bide. This threw the rebels into confusion and they began retreat ing, keeping up a running fight, how ever. No quarter was given. Eleven hundred rebels were slaughtered on the field, and those captured were immedi ately executed. SPANISH AMERICA. I..ate»t Advices From Mexico and Her Southern Neighbors. City of Mexico, Dec. ti.—The state of Chiapas is sending large quantities of coffee to San Fiancisco. Following are tbe latest advices from the Central and South American na tions : HARD TIMES IN GUATEMALA. Guatemala, Dec. 6.—The financial condition ia atill bad. The election ex citement ia increasing and there is much speculation as to who will be the dark horse candidate for the presidency. So far there ia no revolution in sight, but it is apprehended that there will be one before the next president takes his seat. FUNDS NEEDED IN HAN SALVADOR. San Salvador, Dec. 6.—The minister of finance ia preparing a plan to raise funds, which are very much needed. The people in general oppose any loan abroad, and should one be arranged, it would probably lead to a revolution. AFFAIRS QUIET IN COSTA RICA. San Jose, Costa Rica, Dec. The country ia perfectly quiet aud will not be drawn into the difficulties of tbe neighboring nations. Money is scarce, but crops are larger than usual, as more extensive planting has been done. The government will soon commence pre paring an exhibit for the Chicago fair. NICARAGUA FEELS HOPEFUL. Managua, Nicaragua, Dec. 6. —There has been a more hopeful feeling here abont the construction of the Nicaragua canal,as the United States has now seen ita importance, in case of war with Chile, in moving ships of war quickly. Nicaragua is suffering financial depres sion, the same as her neighbors, but with the commencement of active work on the canal, timea are expected to be come brighter. HONDURAS IN BAD CONDITION. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Dec. 6.—Op position to Beivas, the newly-elected president, is becoming more pronounced daily. There is but little money in the treasury, crops are partially abandoned and small-pox and typhus fever are causing great suffering among tho peo ple. PANAMA ALMOST DEAD. Panama, Dec. ti. —Business is almost dead. Sickness is prevalent. Most of the merchants remaining are preparing to move, as everybody has lost or is los ing faith in any improvement. PERU'S OPPORTUNITY FOR REVENGE. Lima, Dec. 6.—lt is reported here that in case of war with Chile the United States would support Peru, and that it would be easy to form an alliance with Bolivia. TRADE TREATIES SIONED. America Will Be Benefited by the Euro pean Zollvereln. BERLtN, Dec. 6. —The German and Austrian commercial treaty has been signed in Vienna. The remaining treat ies will be signed during the coming week. They were discusssed by the Bundesrath yesterday. Tbereia no doubt that the Reichstag will ratify the treat ies. America will derive the greatest advantage from them. The Boursen Courier saya the duties on corn will be reduced from 60 to 35 shillings per ton. Russia, excluded by tbe favored nation clause, will be adversely affected by tire new treaties and virtually compelled to make overtures to Germany to prevent the total exclusion of Russian grain from German markets. Komi:, Dec. 6. —The new commercial treaties between Italy and Germany and Austria have been signed here. THK DEAD MONARCH. N<> Official Action Taken in linw.il on the Death or Dom Pedro. Paris, Dec. 6.—Cable dispatches from Bio Janeiro say the news of tbe death of Dom Pedro met with no official recogni tion in tbe Brazilian capital. A number of merchants and shopkeepers in Bio closed their places of business for the day out of respect for the ex-emperor, but otherwise the death of the former ruler was.marked by no demonstration. The king of Portugal in a telegram of condolence, offers the use of the vault of the Braganza family for the burial of the ex-emperor. Dom Pedro waa fully possessed of his mental facultiea till tbe end. During his last hours be repeatedly exhorted hiß heir, Princess Isabella, to pray with him for the peace and prosperity of Brazil. Hia body haa been embalmed, and other preparations have been made for the funeral, which is to be held Thurs day. The body of the cx-eraperor, attired in the uniform of a Brazilian general, is lying in state in the room in which he died. The king of Portugal has ordered royal honore to be paid the lemains. The Duke and Duchess D'Eu insist that any political attitude is likely to offend the government of Brazil. Dotn Pedro left no will. Louise Albema, the artist, had just completed a picture of Dom Pedro be fore he died. New York, Dec. ti.—The Herald's Rio Janeiro cable says: The death of Dom Pedro was sincerely felt in thia city. Business was suspended all day, and Hags were at half-mast on the main buildings. Albert Victor Betrothed. London, Dec. ti.—Prince Albert Vic tor, duke of Clarence, eldest son of the Prince of Wales, ou Friday became be trothed to Princess Victoria Mary, ouly daughter of the duke of Teck. The match pleases all the members of both families, and is said to be quite a love match. The marriage will probably be celebrated at an early date. Prince George of Wales waß not feel ing well today, but his condition causes no uneasiness. Sawtelle's Head Found. Great Falls, N. H., Dec. «*.—The head of Hiram Sawtelle has been found at the point, indicated by Isaac, who killed him, and will be produced by the latter's attorney to corroborate the as sertion that the murder was committed in Maine. i , ' If Alaska really wants to secede from t.he United States it could probably feeze itself out.—[Buffalo Express. EARTHQUAKE FORETOLD JAPAN FOREWARNED OF THE RE- CENT GREAT CALAMITY. A Correct Forecast of the Earthquake on File in the Government Archives—Par ticulars of the Disaster Still Coming In—Terrible Suffering. Yokohama, Nov. 12 (via San Fran cisco, Dec. ti). —News of the earthquake continuea to come in. Mr. Iguechi, director of the Glfu observatory, baa been examining the diatrict where the shock waa most severe. At this place itome years ago boles appeared in the gronnd to which no bottom could be found, and it was believed that they communicated with immense cavities far below. Mr. Iguecbi now believes the earthquake was caused by the Fu jiya mountains slipping into these cav erns. In the district of Ono, an immense landslide took place, damming the Mina river. A lake is now forming, which ia already fifty feet deep. An other large lake ia now being formed in the same way by the Ashiba river. At Nagoya earthquakes were still going on November 9th, 730 ehocka being felt in the twenty preceding hours. This is more than two per min ute. The great want in the earthquake regions, is shelter. There ia sufficient food to prevent actual starvation, but over 400,000 people are homeless, with almost no clothing. Winter is rapidly approaching and the suffering will be very great. A section of about thirty miles of the railroad from Tokio to Kyoto is so mnch damaged that it will Jprobably have to be rebuilt, and not be open again until next June. A curious fact is that an anonymous writer sent a letter to the cabinet two months ago, announcing that a national calamity would take place on October 28th. This waß the very day of the earthquake. The letter is preserved in the government archives, and is un doubtedly authentic. miles'* Nerve and l.lve-r i'm«. Art on a new principle—regulating the liver, stomach aud bowoltt through the nerves. A new discavery. Dr. Miles's Pills speedily cure biliousness, bad taste, torpid liver, piles, con stipation. Unequalled for men, women, ct 11 --dre:\ Smallest, mildest, surest! SO doses, 25 cents. Samples freo, at C. H. Hance. We have a speedy and positive cure for catarrh, diphtheria, canker mouth and head ache iv SHILOH'S CATARRH REMEDY. A nasal injector free with each bottle. Uae it if Sou desire health and sweet breath. Price 50c. old wholesale by Uaai>, Baruch <fe Co.. and .all retail druggists. Mullen, Bluett & Co. carry the largest and best line of children's clothing in Los Angeles. Good Opportunity. A Spanish gentleman Bpeaking also French and English, will leave Los Angeles for the City of Mexico, about Dec. 10th, and offers hia services as interpreter during tbe trip to trav elers, and will execute any commission en trusted to htm. For reference, apply to Prof. A. Cuyaa, at 520 Buena Vista street. Dr. O. C. Baldy, Veterinary Surgeon, has returned to Loa Ange lea to stay, and has his office at the Eureka Stable, on Fifth, between Broadway and Hill streets. Telephone 71. The Los Angeles Lumber Co., On San Pedro atreet, between Fourth and Fifth are selling best English Portland cement at lowest prices ever known in this market. The Eintracht, 163 N. Spring Street, Is the place to get the Anheuaer-Busch St. Louts Beer on draught. Ring up telephone 467 or 316 for tho celebrated bottled beer. Best and cheapest in market. Sensible Christmas gifts for fathers, sons, hus bands, brothers, at Mullen, Bluett A Co.'s. Horse blankets, clippers and buggy robes at Foy's saddlery house, 315 N. Los Angeles street. Silk umbrellas at Mullen, Bluett & Co.'s. Good values in Fine Tailoiing a Perfect Fit, and a large New Stock at 12fj W. Third street. H. A. Getz. The Union League club has endorsed the Agnes Booth cigar. Mothers will please remember that Mullen, Bluett <fc Co. keep an Immense stock of suits for boys, dross garments in profusion, and an over stock of school suits at low prices. Everybody is pleased witn Wesner's photos. 127 West First street. Silk umbrellas at Mullen, Bluett & Co.'s. Drink Dblbkck Champaonk, H. J. Wooila con. agent. Christmas gifts at Mullen, Bluett & Co.'s. THK NEW IRA, No. B Conrt street. Fine w'ne« and liquors. Ed Weuger, proprietor. 811k umbrellas at Mullen, Bluett A Co.'s. UNDER THE HAMMER I A NAI I t ' The following is a plain statement of facts, not fiction, and need not be taken with sauce or seasoning ; take 'urn plain, just as i they are intended : We will offer induce ments to the purchasing public through the i coming month that have never been, never will, landI and cannot, be equalled, by any clothing house in existence today. Read that over again and commit it to* memory, for we will quote prices on clothing that will cause our name to be handed down to coming generations as Benefactors of the Present Day. Visit Our Store, That's All. New Golden Eagle Clothing flow, ADLER & FRANK, Props. ED. B. WEBSTER, Manager. Corner Main and Requena Sts., UNDER U. S. HOTEL.. FOUR POINTS& --S ON £- -}|OUR COMPASS! We will be glad to I»A*WMf styles. v you have not de _ have you inspect our mj cided upon your Christ line of dainty Christ- f )Ql a mas presents, you will mas presents. Our « 0 find what you want in Q - stock is well selected « a-m Tr-"^= , C our exquisite aesort and varied, and well v cs£--<u £ m ent of holiday goods; worthy of an examina- \ Z Don't wait until the tion. You can find J £3 * line is broken, but come what you want in the • I™ at once and inspect onr W Of LARGE ASSORTMENT. Stock of EASY CHAIRS RUQS FANCY TABLES PORTIERES LOU NO ES LAC E CURTAINS DINING CHAIRS DRAPERIES HAT RACKS CARPETS No matter whether you buy or not, you will find our salesmen obliging and accommodating, and willing to show goods. No sour looks at our store. BAILEY & BARKER BROS., THE BUSY B'S, 326V330 SOUTH MAIN STREET. SOME OF THE REASONS WHY The Mutual Life Insurance Company 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 the world. It haa paid more Caßh aurrender values to ita retiring members than any other company. Ita total payments to policy holders exceed the combined payments of tbe next two largest companies in the world. It haa more Insurance in force in the United States than any other company, and baa more policies in force in the State of California than the next two largest companies. It haa abown actual reaults of profits on policies already paid and on contracts now in force tbat 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 ita policies am the moat liberal aud profitable known to underwriting. For ratea or description of the company's bonds, console, and investment secur ities, or life and endowment policies, addreaa, giving date of birth, Southsrh Dkfabtmint, Pacific Coast Agency, Los Anoklbs, Calif., 214 Sooth Broadway. Telephone 28. ALBERT D THOMAS, Manager. DOBINSON & VETTER, Local ianm, FIVE CENTS.