Empty Seats in the House
Speaker Crisp's Return Delayed
By Rough Weather.
The Silver Question in Statu Quo for
lOus Hydraulic Mining; Subject Brought
to the Attention of the Senate.
A Bumor That Garza
Has Been Shot.
Apneas tort Press Dispatches.
Washington, Feb. 23. —There were
not one hundred members present when
the house was called to order today.
Owing to the continued absence of the
speaker, on account of hia sickness, Mc-
Millin, of Tenneßsee, was elected speaker
pro tern. A few reports were made
irora committees and placed on
the appropriate calendars, and the
house then adjourned.
■crisp delayed by rough water.
Sough water prevented the boat from
Fortress Monroe from leaving that
place for Washington last night, so
Speaker Crisp did not return to the city
today. His health is better and he will
return to Washington tomorrow.
SILVER IN STATU QUO.
The silver question appears to be in
statu quo pending the return of Speaker
Crisp and the Chicago excursionists. So
far as learned, Holman has not deter
mined the date on which the caucus
requested by Harter will be held. The
anti-silver men will not be bound by any
conclusion reached in caucus as to tbe
silver question that may be objection
able to them, bo it is probable that the
canons will be no more than a confer
OATUS's PENSION BILL.
The house judiciary committee today
authorized Gates, of Alabama, to report
favorably his bill to repeal the provisions
of the revised statutes, making loyalty
'during the late war a pre-requiaite to
securing pensions on the part of persons
oAerwiae entitled to pensions. No
however, is to be received by
perso&s affected by this act. The act
is also L"mt to apply to persona under dis
ability of the fourteenth amendment to
the federal" .constitution.
SPECIAI ' BATES FOB MILITIA.
Representative Powers of Vermont
has introduced a bill making it lawful
Jot any transportation company to make
special rates for the transportation of
military organizations to the world's
iair, regardless of the interstate com
DELEGATE SMITH'S BILL.
Delegate Smith of Arizona today re
ported a bill from the house territories
committee to ratify the act of the Ari
zona legislature authorizing the issue of
bonds to the extent of $300,000 to enable
the territory to be properly represented
at the world's fair. The report ac
LOTS FOR NOTHING!
Among the ASSETS OF OUR FIRM are 708 LOTS, in Chicago Park, South Monrovia. We have
never seen them, know nothing about them, will name no value on them, but know they are
worth something. The size of each lot is 25 feet by 150 feet. The title is good, we hold the Sheriff's
deed, and Certificate of Title from THE LOS ANGELES ABSTRACT CO. Taxes are paid to March,
1892. were compelled to take this property to secure an account due us. We have no use
for these lots, and will therefore give them away (charging nothing for deeds) on the following
Tbat all purchasers of goods to the amount of Twenty-five Dollars (in any one day) during the continuance of
OUR GREAT LIQUIDATION SALE!
Shall write their names upon our receipted sales tags, and hand the same into Qur office, receiving therefor a
BARGAIN AND SALE DEED FOR A LOT!
THIS PROPOSITION IS GOOD FROM AND AFTER
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 1892,
Until all of the 708 Lots are deeded away to purchasers of goods.
OUK GOODS AEE SOLD REGARDLESS OF COST. PRICES NO OBJECT!
,All goods are marked in plain figures, and are sold for less than any other house on the Coast will sell them. We mean to
RETIRE FROM BUSINESS.
Dry Goods for Less Than Cost! CITY OF PARIS,
LOTS FOR NOTHING! 203 TO 209 NORTH SPRING ST, Los Angeles.
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 24, 1892.
company ing the bill Bays congressional
authority is necessary, because of the
law forbidding territories to incur an
indebtedness exceeding 4 per cent, of
the assessed valuation of the property
in the territory. The report saya Ari
zona's assessed valuation in only $30,
--000,000, but ita taxable value really is
A statement was laid before the house
today from the commissioner of customs
showing that $1,711,061 drawback waß
allowed by the government on tin cans,
etc., manufactured from imported tin
platea and exported from Octo
ber 1, 1890, to December 31,
1891. Another statement chows
tbat the amount of the drawback al
lowed on imported salt used in curing
meat, exported from October 1, 1890, to
December 31, 1891, aggregated $92,201.
Included in a third statement was a
table giving the quantity and value of
salt imported and withdrawn from ware
houses, for the purpose of curing fish,
the duty on which ia remitted under
the act of October 1,1889. The quantity
aggregated 112,995,600 pounds, valued
GARZA DISPOSED OF.
Ills Band Dispersed and Himself Caught
Washington, Feb. 23. —The secretary
of state has received the following from
Minister Ryan of Mexico, regarding the
condition of affairs in that country:
"According to advicea of the Mexican
government, Garza's band, organized
solely in Texas, haa been completely
dispersed, in consequence of the pursuit
set on foot by the United Statea forces.
Whenever the insurgent forces croased
into Mexico, the precautionary meas
ures instituted by this government were
sufficient to preserve the people and
railways from harm."
The statement in the telegram regard
ing the safety of the railroads, ia in
tended to dispose of the report that
traveling is unsafe in Mexico on ac
count of tbe Garza outbreak.
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 23.—f he re
port has reached here that Garza has
been caught and shot by Mexican
aoldiers, but nothing is known of a con
Washington, Feb. 23, —The president
today sent to the senate the following
nominations: Wm. B. Gilbert, Oregon,
United Statea circuit judge for the ninth
judicial ciacuit; Henry H. Smith, Michi
gan, assistant register of the treasury;
Charles F. Roberts, collector of customs
at Humboldt, California.
Portland, Or., Feb. 23.—The appoint
ment of W. B. Gilbert of this city as cir
cuit judge of the ninth judicial district,
while altogether satisfactory, waß never
theless somewhat of a surprise. Gilbert
waa born in 1848 in Fairfax county, Vir
ginia. At the age of 23 he entered the
atate university of Michigan, and grad
uated from the law department in the
year 1872. He came to Oregon, locating
in this city, where he has since prac
ticed his profession. He is senior mem
ber of tbe firm of Gilbert & Snow.
Carl Schmidt Arraigned.
Napa, Cal., Feb. 23.—This morning,
in the superior court, Carl Schmidt, tbe
self-confessed murderer of Mrs. J. G.
Greenwood, waa arraigned. Attorneys
William G. Wynn, A. J. Hull and O. R.
Coghlan were appointed to defend him.
Next Monday waa fixed aB the time to
plead to tbe information.
WEST COAST NEWS.
Testimony in the Curtis Trial
Arguments of Counsel Submit
ted to the Jury.
Arizona Cattlemen Anxiously Watch
ing the Weather.
Bleached Bones Found of a Man Who
Disappeared Fifteen Years Ago.
A Confessed Burglar Given
Associated Press Dispatches.
San Francisco, Feb. 23. —Ihe taking
of testimony in rebuttal in the Curtis
case closed today. Only two wit
nesses were examined, both being for
the defense. District Attorney Barnes
then opened argument to the jury, aud
said he would only attempt to state the
evidence fairly, without any appeal to
the prejudices of the jury, leaving them
responsible for their verdict. In pur
suance of this declaration, he reviewed
the testimony,- laying stress on the fact
that Mrs. Holden and Mrs. -Johnson,
both residing across the street from
where Officer Grant was shot, heard
shots, saw flames, saw one man fall
and only one other man run away.
A pistol of the same calibre
as the one owned by Curtis was found
near by with three empty chambers.
When arrested Curtis exclaimed: "Oh,
my God! If I could only recall the past
three or four hours!" When arrested
Curtis had on hia wrist the nipper
placed there by Officer Grant.
The diatrict attorney then rehearsed
the etory told by Curtis to the effect
that he was asaaulted and that the
officer was killed by a footpad, and in
closing asked if it waa possible for in
telligent men to believe the story as
Attorney Knight made the opening
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that Curtis was known by reputation to
the people of the United States every
where,and that his reputation had always
been good. He claimed it impossible
for a mind tjSfuddled as was Curtis's on
the night of the tragedy, to concoct a
defense that has since withstood exam
ination, unleßß there was truth in his
statements, and he waa convinced Cur
tis had never been prompted aa £o what
defense he should make.
Knight said only one witness, Sergeant
Coles, testified that Policeman Grant
had hia star on when the body waa
found, and it waa further claimed that
Grant was in citizen'a clothing. Knight
claimed that the prosecution had sup
pressed material evidence, though for
what purpose he could not atate. He
criticized the statements of a number of
witnesses for the prosecution, and said
on the other hand Witness Harrington
and Mrs. Abbott positively testified to
three men being engaged in the struggle
at the time tbe shot waa fired.
Harper Held Without Ball.
San Francisco, Feb. 23.—Judge Rix
today held Park Policeman Samuel W.
Harper to answer without bail for the
killing of Harry De Greayer, the Btreet
Preparing For the Editors.
San Francisco, Feb. 23.—A joint
meeting of the California Press associa
tion, and tbe Southern California Edi
torial association, waß held today to pre
pare for the reception of the National
Editorial association, which will meet
here in annual eesaion in May next. A.
B. Lemon, of Santa Rosa; J. A. Fitcher,
Auburn ; Scipio Craig, Redlands; George
Vernegham, Paaadena, and Arthur
Briggs, representing the chamber of
commerce of this city, were appointed
an executive committee to prepare a
programme. G. M. Francis, O. A. Bell
and W. M. Mills were made honorary
members of the committee.
No Evidence to Convict.
Santa Rosa, Cal., Feb. 23.— G. Zol
izzi, an Italian fisherman, of San Fran
cisco, charged with the murder of hia
brother-in-law, Sabeli, and convicted
here of murder in the first degree, in
which case a motion for a new trial was
granted two weeks ago, was thia morn
ing discharged by Judge Crawford. Dis
trict Attorney Burnett informed the
court that there would be no additional
testimony at the second trial. The
court held that the evidence at the last
trial was not sufficient to warrant con
viction. Sabeli'a body was found on
Petaluma flats, the head horribly
Nonella's Second Victim.
Cayucos, Cal., Feb. 23.—SilvesNonel
la shot D. Firanzi with a Winchester
rifle near here last night. The bullet
entered his ear and passed out at the
back of hia neck. Firanzi may die.
There had been trouble between them
for some time on account of slighting
remarks said to have been made by
Firanzi regarding Nonella's wife, which
the latter resented. Both are said to
have been drinking when the quarrel
occurred. Nonella ia the man who
killed a Spaniard named Heguera here
sixteen months ago.
San Francisco, Feb. 23.—The physi
cians this morning pronounced the
wound of Wm. Weigel, step-son of Rob
ert McMurray, a well known capitalist,
who was shot over a game of cardß at
the Laurel Palace saloon last night, to
be dangerous and some doubts of his re
covery are expressed.
Murder or Suicide.
San Francisco, Feb. 23.—The body of
a man believed to be that of Savarre, an
old French resident of El Dorado
county, was found near the Cliff House
today. It has not yet been determined
whether it is a caße of murder or sui
The New York Bound North.
San Diego, Cal., Feb. 23.—The Pacific
Mail steamship City of New York en
tered port here at 10 o'clock this morn
ing, and left for San Francisco this
afternoon. . She has eighteen passengers
and one thousand tons of freight aboard.
San Francisco, Feb. 23.—The miners'
convention of the city and county of
San Franciaco organized today with W.
McMurray president and Charles G.
Mrs. I.lebes Granted a Divorce.
San Francisco, Feb. 23.—Judge Finn
today granted Mrs. Hannah Liebeaa di
vorce from her husband, Herman Liebes,
the well known wealthy fur dealer, on
the ground of cruelty. Liebes with
drew his crosscomplaint, charging his
wife with adultery. It was understood
a compromise was reached whereby
Mrs. Liebes receives one-third of all
WATCHING THE WEATHER.
People of Southern Arizona Anxiously
Looking For Bain.
Benson, Ariz., Feb. 23.—The people
of this section are anxiously watching
the weather. The failure of rain for the
next three weeks will be a serious
blow to the cattle interests of Arizona.
The past year has been very dry. Up
to the last three weeks practically no
rain has fallen for nearly a year, and
the losses of cattle throughout the terri
tory are already larger than for seven
years previous. Joseph Band, cattle in
spector for Benson andPantano district,
estimates the losses along the San Pedro
river above Benson, at 12 per cent, and
on the lower San Pedro at 50 per cent.
New grass has been started by the re
cent Bhowers, and if more rain falls dur
ing the next three weeks to aid it air
will be well.' If not, the grass will die
and probably very few cows and calves
on the range will survive the summer.
Steers are hardier and will not suffer
Look here, upon this picture, nnd on that.
One a happy boy, dancing aud jumping with
his little friends. The other bent with suffer
ing and pain. The happy child's motheruses
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Cake a week old is dry if
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