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SILVER MEN ELATED. Free Coinage Is Making a Successful Fight. The Bland Bill Will Sorely Pass the House. Harter and His Friends Will Oppose It to the Bitter End. J*ut Their Kftorts Will Not A»all- Ye» terday's Doings In Congress—The Democrats Increase Their Major ity In the House. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, Feb. 26.—The free coin age men of the house feel elated over the action of last night's caucus in re fusing to consider any proposition for the delay of free coinage legislation. Harter and his friends contented them selves today by simply announcing that they will oppose the Bland bill by every parliamentary tactic in their power when it comes up in tbe house, and that it will never pasß the lower branch of congress if the generosity of the Demo cratic committee on rules has placed at their disposal the parliamentary weap ons of obstruction necessary to tire out and weary the friends of tbe measure by weeks of delay. The free coinage people openly deride these pretensions, and tj*y the Democrats who oppose the free coinage bill will, for tbe most part, merely content themselves by recording their votes against the bill. Bland, Pierce and other leaders of free coinage were today compiling and ar ranging petitions to be presented to morrow to the committee on rules, ask ing for a day for the consideration of the free coinage bill. These petitions con tain tbe signatures of all tbe friends of free coinage. Representative Pierce today said there ia no doubt that tbe rules committee will report an order at an early day, and the day will also be set when the final" vote will be taken. So far as the free coinage men are concerned, he said tbey did not want more than three or four days' debate, certainly not more than a week. Bland will insist, however, that final action be taken when the bill cornea np. "We will pasa it through the house," eaid Pearce, ''send it to tbe senate and the reaponaibiiity will reat with that body. The bill haa a clear majority of forty votes in the house, ao there ia not the slightest doubt of its passage. With ten Republicanß favorable to free coin age, there will be about 210 votes for the bill. The remainder of the Repub licans and thirty-five or forty Democrats will vote against the hill." Harter of Ohio denies that he ie -dis couraged with laat night's cauot-s, which, .he aaid, showed that the "strength of the craze was not aa great ac was at first supposed," and that reason ia asserting itself. "If all classes of eitbens throughout the country reach their members of congress here, with protests against anch measures, the ulti mate defeat of the outrageous demands of the silver people will be assured. The passage of the Bland bill would dis rupt the Democratic party aa as did the a lavery question in i860." IN TBE SBNATK. «Blaajg«tt Advocates Hia Claim to taw Seat. Bald by Dubois. Washington, Feb. 26.—80 th the vice president and the president pro tern, being absent today, the chair waa occu pied by Harris, who laid before tbe sen ate a special message from the president on tbe subject of the claima of the Wichita and affiliated tribee of Indiana in Oklahoma territory. Referred to the committee on Indian affairs. Among the bills reported from com mittees and placed on the calendar are the following: An appropriation of $500,000 for an additional lire-proof building -or the .national museum. Authorizing the purchase of a site for a building for the accommodation of the supreme court of the.Ueited States. Dawes introduced a bill to punish in truders on landa of either of the five civilized tribes in Indian territory. Re ferred to the committee on Indian affairs. Frye introduced a bill to make a daw relating to shipping commissioners, seamen, owners of vessels and other parties, and aaid it was aent him by the secretary of the Sailors' union of the Pacific coast. He asked that the bill be referred to the committee on com merce. So referred. Frye made a statement for tbe infor mation of the senate and tbe public, in relation to the bill now pending in the committee on commerce, to carry into effect certain recommendations of the United States delegates to the inter national marine conference. He aaid the country might rest assured tbat the committee on commerce would report to the senate no bill changing or affecting tbe exiating laws unless that committee were fully satisfied by tbe evidence be fore them that such changes and amend ments ought to be made. A conference waa ordered on the cen sus deficiency bill, and Hale, Allison and Cockrell were appointed conferees on the part of tbe senate. The joint resolution to provide for an international bimetallic agreement hav ing been reached on the calendar, it was laid over without action. Consideration of the Idaho election case waa resumed, and Vancy of the minority committee continued his argu ment, begun yesterday, in support of the claim of Claggett. Much of his argu ment was devoted to the refutation of Turpie's claim that the organization of the Idaho legislature was complete when its members met, and holding, as Du bois's election took place a day before the formal organization, tbat the elec tion was null. At the close of Vance's apeech the conference report on tbe cenaua defi ciency bill was presented and agreed to. A bill was reported and placed on the calendar appropriating $200,000 for a public building at Boise City, Idaho. Claggett of Idaho, the contestant for Dubois's seat, then addressed the senate at length. He discussed the details of the question and criticized tbe majority report. He was frequently interrupted by questions, and ao much of hia time was occupied in listening to and reply ing to them, tbat tbe limit of time waa withdrawn. He created general laughter when he wound np hia description of Dubois's election tactics, by saying tbat, So use a western phraae, the sitting man was bound to "get there Eli." After be had spoken about two houra, but without finishing hia speech, Claggett THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 27, 1892. yielded the floor, and the Idaho case went over without action. A bill appropriating $60,000 for a public building at Grand Island, Neb., waa reported and placed on the cal endar. Adjourned till Monday. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. The Democrats Increase Their Majority. Stewart Ousted -Craig Seated. Washington, Feb. 26. —The Democrats increased their majority in the houae of representativea today. Andrew Stewart of the twenty-fourth Pennsylvania dis trict waa unseated, and Alexander K. Craig, hia Democratic contestant, de clared regularly elected. The first vote was on the minority resolution confirm ing the right of Stewart to the seat, and it was defeated, 58 to 150. The majority resolution seating Craig was adopted without division. Cockran of New York and Babbitt" of Wißconsin voted in favor of the Republican conteßtee. Sayres submitted the conference re port on the urgent deficiency bill, and it waa agreed to. The bill appropriates $458,664, being $149,483 more than aa it originally paseed the house, and $39,333 less than aa it passed the senate. Unfinished business (it being private bill day) was a bill for the relief of Aquilht Jones, and it paseed, 118 to 65. A recess was then taken until 8 o'clock thia evening. THE KAUM INQUIRY. Secretary Noble Narrates the Facts About tbe Removal of Young Raum. Washington, Feb. 26. — Secretary Noble was examined today by a special committee appointed to investigate the management of the penaion office. The Becretary narrated tbe facta, now well knowu, in regard to the removal of young Raum, son of the commissioner. He said he gave him time to find some thing else to do before hia resignation would take effect. The secretary said he asked for Raum's resignation upon receiving the report of the civil service commission upon bis case. The secretary was asked if opportun ity had been given young Raum to de fend himself from the charges made. The eecretary replied: "No, I thought the good of the service demanded that he ahould go, and I sent him." Enloe then aaked the secretary about filing charges against voting Ranm and Howard and Engle, electa in the penaion office, charging Raum with demanding money from them. The . eecretary said the commissioner declared that the charges were circulated to injure him, and filed counter chargea for the re moval of these men and Special Exam iner Taylor, who waß suspected by tbe commissioner of being connected with the matter. The secretary said he thought the chargea about balanced each other. Young Raum was out of the ser vice, and he refused to remove Howard and Engle. Taylor, he asked to resign, because he (Noble) had previously come to the conclusion tbat it would advance the government's interests. Noble said all removals were for cause. Tbe secretary waa next aaked about re-rating, which occasioned much com ment. He said the responsibility orig inally rested on Commissioner Black, and when he found Commissioner Tan ner proceeding to carry into effect his predecessor's rule to a degree highly in jurious to the government, he promptly stopped it. Re-ratings were not for latcge amounts each month, but as they went back a long time the aggregate wae oea aiderable. Noble said he wished to aay that so far as the efficiency of Commissioner Ranm waa concerned, he thought he waa run ning the pension bureau with great effi ciency. Anti-Option Hearing. Washington, Feb. 26.— The senate sub-committee on judiciary today (re sumed hearing on the anti-option bill. John B. Parsons of New York opposed the bill, terming it unnecessary inter ference by congress with the mercantile interests of the country. Regarding tbe .so-called evil effecta of boards of ttade and exchanges, he asserted that al though thousandaof persona were proba ■bly ruined every year by speculation, that was no reason why theae channels of business should be interfered with by congress. Farmers today would be in a miserable condition bat for the exist ence of boards of trade and exchanges. C W. Davis, of Wichita, Kan., argued in favor of the bill. He opposed both long and short selling aa detrimental to trade. Respite From Official ;i,!fe. Washington, Feb. 26.—The president left Washington this morning in a apeeial car for Virginia Beach, Va., where he expects to enjoy a week's re spite from the<xres of official life. He was accompanied by Mrs. Harrison, his two grand-children, Mrs. IMmmiek, and Private-Secretary Halford. Noefqmc, Va., tFeb. 26.—The presi dential party arrived here this evening, and the light artillery fired a salute of twenty-one guns. The party was taken in charge hy General Groner, who es corted them to Virginia Beach. It ah Local Government. Wabhingiow, Feb. 26.—The bearing in the Utah government and statehood bill, by the be&se committee on territo ries closed today. Rev. J. A. Smith, of Salt Lake, a Re publican in politics, and one of the twelve apostles ■oi the Mormon church, made the only argument. He is op posed to the local governouent bill. He thinks that if any change at all is to be made in the existing order of govern ment, it should be in the direction of, absolute statehood. Washington Notes. Washington, Feb. 26. —The wool bill will be the first of the tariff bills to be taken up in the bouse, the members of tbe ways and means committee reach ing this conclusion today. Senator Dolph, from tbe committee on foreign affairs, today reported to the senate adversely the bill introduced by Sherman to prohibit the coming of Chi nese to the United States. The treasury department today pur chased 100,000'ounceB of silver at $.9080 ®$.9085. No further purchase will be made until March 2d. Tbe San Juan's Speed. Santa "Barbara, CaL, Feb. 26.—The steamer San Juan, on the way to Pana ma, arrived here at noon today. Cap tain Kepf, Is. 8. N., came ashore and reported ber speed at 13.17 knots per hour, which places her in the fourth class mail service. Smuggled Cattle. Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 26.—M. F. Shaw, ex-sheriff of Pima county, waa arrested by United States Marshal Paul thia morning, charged with smuggling cattle bought in Mexico, and evading the payment of duty at Tree Bellotes. He waa released on bail of $2000. Stylish Hats. Men who wish to be well dressed should go to Desmond's and secure one of the celebrated "Duniap" hats. Spring and summer styles now ready. LOAN ASSOCIATIONS. The "National" Concerns Se verely Criticised. Several Los Angeles Institu tions Hauled Over the Coals. Report of the State Bank Commis sioners to the Governor. The Imputation Made That the Inducer mouts Offered By Certain Build ing Societies Are a Delu sion aud a Snare. Associated Press Dispatches. Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 20.—At the last annual convention of the atate league of building and loan associations a resolution waa passed authorizing the bank commissioners to make a thorough investigation of the purposes and prac tices of building and loan associations working under what ia known aa the "National" plan. It waß further re eolved that the reault of the inveatiga tions should be reported to Governor Markham, and yesterday a report was filed. It contained the following aec tiona: "The Fidelity Savings and Loan asso ciation of Los Angeles claim that shares will mature in Beven yearß, and that the profits in that time will about equal the amount paid in by members, which, in our judgment, is a very alluring induce ment, and it remains to be seen whether or not tnese promises will be verified at the end of seven years. It appears that tbe expense fund, as usual, is tbe best part of the business. The majority of borrowing members are deprived of any voice in the management of the association. Whatever advantage the National Building and Loan association of Los Angeles offers to its patronß is shown by the amount it costs to maintain the company, which foots up the neat sum of $1,594,767. Thia ia only for six months. It appears that the manage ment receives annually $30,000, and under the circumstances, the question arises, what is there left for the investor? It is evident that the public is being deceived, and yet all moneys are being handled in perfect accord with the by-lawß. The shareholders cannot complain, aa virtually they are doing • tbeir own business; their only defense is their ignorance of the National sys tem. A deficiency of $1500 is made up of furniture which cannot be deemed as assets. The amount due from members, which it is claimed is $381,520, may be very doubtful. There may be a possi bility that loana are bad, but admitting that they are good, thia association haa not sufficient assets to meet its liabilities. The monthly receipts are $10,705, and aB long aa theae continue there will be no trouble, but any enter prise that absorbs -25 per cent in ex penses must, in the end, work injury upon ita contributor. "The report of the Imperial Savings and Loan company of Los Angeles was received after repeated requests. From tbe figurea given it would appear that thia company is Being about twice as much borrowed money aa it receives from its members. Nearly one-fourth of ita membership is delinquent, which is remarkable, when it ia generally be lieved that prompt payment is an es aential feature of bank and loan associa tions. Fines and withdrawal penalties are more or less similar to those of other national institutions, which appears un fair, in alleging unreasonable expenses, and yet promising to investors greater returns than are obtainable. "While the so-called local building and loan associations offer to tbeir pa trons the advantages of co-operation,the so-called Nationals, although identical •in their purposes, seem to deprive their patrons of the very objecta for which building and.loan associations were or ganized." LAMAKirS LUCK. All the Cases Against Him Fiznled for Lack of Froof. Mebckd, Cal., Feb. 20.—The grand larceny case against Julian Lemarie was finished in the aueeriorcourttoday, and much indignation ia manifested over the result. Lamarie was accused of stealing twenty-eight hogs from Miller & :Lux, and the proeecution relied upon. Henry Miller to prove the ownership of tbe hogß. . Miller, while a witness in a former, case, told the district attorney not to subpoena him; that he would appear whenever notified by telegraph that he was wanted. He waa notified yesterday, but his only response was that dt would inconvenience his busi ness to come here. The prosecution was eempelled to rest, and 'the defense submitted the case without -evidence or argument. The judge instructed the jury to acquit the defendant. Nicaragua Canal Delegates. San Fkanciscq, Feb. 26.—Mayor San derson this morning appointed the fol lowing twenty.five delegates to attend the meeting of the convention to be held in thia city, March 29th, ifor the purpose of devising ways and means for aiding the early completion of the Nac aragua canal; Horace Davis, John Merrill, Henry J. Crocker, L. L. Baker, C. L. Taylor, D. H. Sweeney, Wendell Easton, Robert Vandercook, John R. Spring, Robert Watt, Samuel Suasman, Domingo Chirardelli, (jr., M. P. Jones, Mareden Manaon. Prof. George David son, T. G. Phelpa, W. B. Harrington, William H. Talbot, Col. R. D. Ranlett, Louia B. Parrott, A. Ruef, Barry Bald win, Joseph Spotwell, A. P. Bacon, Frede/ick Castle. Northern Citrus Belt GjsJl. , Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 26,—The Northern California Citrus Fair associa tion instructed a committee to apply to T. L. Thompson, world's fair cornmie aioner, for half of the five acres allotted to California for horticultural exhibits and growing trees. The directors ad journed to meet at Sacramento, Satur day, March 19th. Abe Jones's Trial. San Fbancisco, Feb. 26. —In the United Statea district court thia morn ing, the second trial of Abe Jones, for the Redding stage robbery began. About three weeka ago the firet trial of the robbery waa concluded, the jury be ing unable to agree. Pioneer Horticulturists. San Fbancisco, Feb. 26. —This after noon at the rooms of the state board oi horticulture there waa held a confer ence of a number of persona intereated in horticultural matters. Tbe call for the meeting waa issued by the California state horticultural society, and the invi tation was extended to all pioneer horti culturists of the state to attend. Presi dent Hilgard presided, and stated that the object of the meeting waa to secure information regarding horticultural mat ters in California in early days. "Those who laid the foundation of the present great horticultural industries of Califor nia are passing away," aaid the speaker, "and many of their important under takings and accomplishments are not upon record, and it ia. important, in view of the great present and still greater future extension of these indus tries, that their early history ahould be better understood. For this reason the horticultural society has aaked persons to meet and discuss matters relative to thia subject, who were engaged in horti culture in California previous to 1865." CLEARING HOUSE RETURNS. Clearings of the Principal Cities During the Past Week. New York, Feb. 26. —Bradstreet's re turns show the following clearings, with the per cent of increase and decreaae, in the principal cities of the United States during the past week: Increase. D'crease Clearings. Pr cent. Pr cent New York ?652,348,000 44.8 Boston 73,341,000 4.1 Chicago 53,858,000 2(1.0 Philadelphia.. 71,854,0(0 20.4 ..... St. Louis 21,121,000 18.9 San Francisco. 11,573,000 ..... 10.9 Cincinnati ... 13.021.000 .... 4.0 Baltimore 28.0 Pittsburg 13,14(1,000 4.7 Minneapolis.. 7,300,000 50.3 Kansas City. . 8,034,000 7.0 New Orleans.. 10,709,000 .... 5.9 SLPaul.. 4.534,000 50.7 Denver. . ... 4,150,000 •... 9.3 Omaha. 4,310,000 14.5 Portland, Ore 1,521,000 1.6 Salt Lake... . 1,489,000 12.9 Tacoma 720,764 ... 18.9 Seattle 885,070 1.0 .... Los Angeles... 884,208 23.7 Galvestoi 5,531,000 4.4 Total for the leading cities cf the United States, $1,072,468,401; an in crease of 32.8 per cent over same week a year ago. HAZARD'S SAY-SO. THE MAYOR DIFFERS FROM MR. M'ILMOIL. He Vetoes the Ordinance for the Opening of Sixth Street—The Commissioners Severely Criticised. Mayor Hazard yesterday cent the fol lowing veto message to the council: To the Honorable Council of the City of Los Augeles: I return herewith without my signa ture the ordinance directing the opening of Sixth street between Fearl street and west line of the Galpin tract and ap pointing commissioners to assess the damages consequent thereon. I have heretofore complained to your honorable body of the practice of ap pointing these commissioners without any limitation on the amount they are permitted to charge for their services. It ia now going on three yeara since the firat appointment of commissioners to open streets waa made by the council, and not a final report haa yet been filed on any of these streets, and in reply to a communication to your honorable body of a tenor similar to this, Mr. Mcllmoil, one of these commissioners, said: "In each case we (the commissioners) esti mate the value of our work according to the time consumed;" and now let us see what time is consumed, taking thia commissioner's word for it. In the same communication he says: "Our experi ence haa been that it waa neeeasary that we should constantly be present in our office in order to do the work satisfac torily." Read these two sentences to gether, in connection with the fact that no final report has yet been filed on any Btreet, and you can realize what it means to make these appointments without any limitations on the feeß they are au thorized to credit themselves with. In. a former attempt to open this same street a charge of $600 was made for services of commissioners alone up to filing of trie report; clerk, $100; subse quent estimated expenses, $326.09 and other expenses making a total of $1145.09, and there were no improve ments to be damaged or houses to be re moved, simply the computation of what ten small pieces of property, to be taken for street purposes, was worth. I do not believe with Mr. Mcllmoil that it iB necessary for them to remain constantly in their office while theae proceedings are pending, and to charge for the time spent waiting for some one to come in and get a warrant. ' The clerk who drawe a salary for tbat purpose is amply able to attend to all Buch duties. Mr. Mcllmoil saya: "We find it neces sary tbat we should remain in our office during the opening of a steret so that property owners can receive any in formation wanted; besides, we are re quired to be present so that warrants for damages to land can be signed by us." That these commissioners are re quired to atay in the office and charge a salary therefor that they can "be pres ent to aign warranta," plainly shows the necessity for some limitation in this behalf. It does -seem to me tbat theae com missioners with attorneys, experts, clerks, and all assistance necessary which ia paid for by the property own era, under 'their direction, ahould be able to get these matters in such shape as to enable them to appraise these limited amounts of damages without spending all (their time in doing ao. They have gone through this matter onoe and have been paid for it, they are able with tbe assistance of their clerk to approximate what their feea should be in doing whatever is neceeßary, and the amount, if reasonable, ought to be the limit which they are permitted to charge these property holders for their services in that behalf. Respectfully, etc., Henry T. Hazard, Mayor. I.oa Angeles, Feb. 26, 1892. MIRR O R S Of all Styles, Sizes and Prices. PICTURES Framed and iv the Sheet, embrac ing- Etchings Engravings, Fac-Sim ilesand Water-Colors. SKETCHING! OUTFITS for Artist and Amateur. New articles for painting. SANBORN, VAIL & CO., 138 South Spring Street, LOS ANGELES. Portland, Ore. San Francisco. EAGLESON'S Great Eeduction sale OF Winter Underwear - - AND HOSIERY :—at — ftpaatly Radnpod Prim THE LARGEST^- AND -?i BEST STOCK WEST OF CHICAGO. 112 S. Spring Street, Opposite the Nadean Hotel, FORMERLY AT 146 NORTH SPRING ST. 1-13 6m I m SPECIAL J|2.fi | 1 | -FOE- 8 I THE NEXT 6 DAYS. 1 Our entire lines of Gents' Clot hing, which we have If I been selling for $15, $16, $17.50, to be reduced to the low 3 |J unitbrm price of $12.45. Suffice it to say among these 11 H goods will be found suits that would grace the form of B II any well dresser. REMEMBER : For the next Six Days H I Only will these beautiful and stylish goods be sold at 1$ mt this unheard-of price. S I*' See Our Show \1 /AS See our Show H ■ Windows. Ujly Windows. M M our entire line of Overcoats will be offered for the §| |/| next six days at 15 per cent discount. You will be sur- M I prised to find among these goods fine, nobby, lightweight WM i| Meltons and Cheviots cut in the latest styles, just the Iff Hg proper thing for spring and summer wear. REMEMBER: 9 H For the next Six Days Only will these goods be sold at B 8 the discount of mt P See Our Show Ik PER See Our Show P I Windows. I I C£NT Windows. M I£ Ourjentire line of fall Underwear is cut in trw*jn by |§ ( I the reduction on these goods. In this department will be | M found medium-weight Cashmeres, Vicuna's natural wool. Ij II The prices on these goods, you will find them displayed j || in our massive show windows. If m Special inducements at the CHICAGO for the next I f ■ 6 days. Home of Low Prices. Birthplace of Great and fjk I Honest Bargains. g| coj —ST H Efc— BEAR VALLEY Irrigation Company (Main Office at Academy of Music, Redlands, CaJ.) Are still offering great inducements to settlers on the Mill Tract of 21,000 Acres Which lies only eight and one-half miles from Redlands on the east and the same distance from Riverside on the west. Ten thousand acres are already sold; 5000 acres are being improved. Between three and four hundred families are living there today, with Churches, Schools/ Stores and Hotels. The Alessandro tract of 21,000 acres is equal to 35 square miles, and is 12 miles long by from 3 to 4 miles in width; a most Magnificent Valley With the finest Boil in the world for orange and fruit culture, with the beat water right in Southern California. No stone or brush on tbe land. • People wonder at the great success and rapid growth of Alessandro until they have driven over the tract; then they are not surprised,, and all exclaim THE HALF HAS NOT BEEN TOLD! Nature has truly been lavish with her gifts at Alessandro in regard to location and climate, and we predict a much more rapid growth during the next two years than in the past year and a half of its existence. Full particulars, pricea, maps, etc., can be obtained by calling on or writing to • THEODORE CLARE, Manager Land Department,. 13-3-tf REDLANDS, CAL.