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V0L.37.—N0.
WORK OF CONGRESS.
The Immigration Laws to Be
Investigated.
Stanford's Scheme to Establish
the Value of the Dollar.
March 22d to Be Set for Consideration
oi the Bland Bill.
Pugh's Overpowering Argument In tha
Idaho Case—roster and the Gold
Keserve- Chairman Springer
Seriously 111.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Washington, Feb. 2!).—ln the house,
today, on motion of Stump of Maryland,
a concurrent resolution whs agreed to,
authorizing the house and senate com
mittees on immigration jointly to inves
tigate the workings of the immigration
laws and the importation of contract
labor.
Catchings of Mississippi, from the
committee on rules, reported a resolu
tion providing that Tuesday, March 22d,
immediately after the morning session,
the house proceed to consideration of
the silver bill, and should said bill not
be sooner disposed of, the house shall
continue tbe resolution during Wednes-
day, the 23d, and Thursday, the 24th.
The resolution was ordered primed
' and Catchings gave notice that he would
ask the house to consider it Monday
next.
The house went into committee of the
whole on Indian appropriations.
Holman of Indiana| moved an amend
ment making the appropriations for the
Carlisle school applicable to the pupils
now in attendance. Rejected.
Pending action the committee rose
and tbe house adjourned.
SENATE PROCEEDINGS.
Vice-President Morton was in the
chair once more today, and laid before
the senate a number of petitions ad
verse to the free coinage of silver.
Stanford introduced a bill to deter
mine tbe value of a legal-tender dollar.
Laid on the table for the present. It
provides that tbe value of 25.8 grains of
gold be the standard by which shall be
determined the value of the dollar; all
dollars to be received and paid out in
the discharge of debts, both public and
private, at par, measured by tbat stand
ard, whether the stamp of the govern
ment making the dollar be in gold, sil
ver, paper, or any other material; also
the legal-tender value of each dollar is
sued by the United States shall depend
alone on the stamp of the government,
and t! eve shall bp au obligation on the
part of the government to exchange one
dollar for another.
Vilas introduced a bill to amend the
pension lawe. Referred to the commit
tee on pensions. It proposes to bave
the pensions ot invalid pensioners who
desert their families paid to their wives,
(if any) or to the guardians of their
children.
Voorhees presented a petition from
Stillwell post, G. A. R., for the defeat
of the free coinage of silver.
PUGH'S POWERFUL ARGUMENT.
The Idaho election case was again
taken up, and Claggett resumed bis ar
gument in support of his claim to the
eeat.
Dubois gave a detailed account of tbe
election.
Pugh, who signed the minority report
in favor of Dubois, made an argument
in defense of it. While he was speaking,
the chair of Vance, who sat close to him,
broke down, letting the North Carolina
senator fall to the floor with some force
and much noise. As Vance picked him
self up, apparently unhurt, he said: "I
beg your pardon for interrupting you,"
to which Pugh rejoined, lie had not
supposed his argument would be so
overpowering.
At the close of Pugh's speech the
senate went into executive session and
soon adjourned. .
Mitchell gave notice that he would ask
the senate to sit out the Idaho case to
morrow.
HOW ABOUT THE GOLD RESERVE?
At the instance of Representative
Dockery of Missouri the house today
adopted a resolution directing the com
mittee on judiciary to inquire into and
report to tbe house, as to the right of
the secretary of the treasury to use the
|100,000,000 gold reserve for current ex
penditures. The question is held by
the Democrats to be of the utmost im
portance. They say if the gold reserve
should be held not to be available for
current expenditures, it simply means
that the fifty-second congress has
$100,000,000 less to draw upon in the
matter of appropriations than has gen
erally been understood. The Democrats
Bay in that case their declaration that
the country is confronted by a deficit as
the result of the appropriations of the
fifty-first congress, will be justified.
They will argue that all the protection
of the McKinley bill has been unable to
save tbe public treasury from the verge
of bankruptcy, and point in contrast to
the generous surplus that existed at the
close of Cleveland's administration.
FREE COTTON BAGGING.
The report of Turner of Georgia from
the ways and means committee, in favor
of the bill admitting free cotton bag
i ging, etc., says tbe right to resort to im
ported bagging and ties will, it is be
lieved, protect the farmers and laborers
engaged in the production of cotton
against the corners and combinations
among those who, under the present
tariff, control the Bupply of these indis
pensable articles. The effect of the Mc-
Kinley rates upon bagging and ties is
not yet fully developed. The first re
sult has been to cut off importations of
these articles. The next step will be
the augmentation of the price.
SPBINGEB SERIOUSLY ILL.
Chairman Springer is unable to see
; anyone but the immediate members of
his family. His features are swollen al
most beyond recognition and have as
sumed a purple hue. He has requested
McMillin of Tennessee to assume charge
of the tariff bills in the house and make
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
the opening speech. He hopes to suf
ficiently recover to make the closing
speech.
In the pension office investigation to
day, young Katun was called to the
stand. He eaid Secretary Noble and
Assistant Secretary Bussey had declined
to allow him to make any defense to
their charges.
SHERMAN IS A STAYBR.
. Senator Sherman this morning de
nies the report that he is to resign from
the senate.
BEKING SKA NEGOTIATIONS.
An Arbitration Treaty at Last Defi
nitely Agreed Upon.
Washington, Feb. 29.—Negotiations
between the United States and Great
Britain looking to the submission to ar
bitration of the controversy between
the two countries in regard to the Ber
ing sea seal fisheries, reached a favora
ble conclusion today. Pauncefote, Brit
ish minister, signed the treaty of arbi
tration, today, in behalf of Great Brit
ain. He said ho was fully authorized
by Lord Salisbury to take this action.
Blame signed the document in behalf of
this government, and tho matter
was consumated, so far as the
diplomatic part of the business is
concerned. The treaty is still subject,
however, to the action of tbe British
parliament and the United States senate.
The exact terms of the treaty cannot
now be stated, but it is known tbe board
of arbitration will consist of seven per
sous, two representing the United
States, two representing Great Britain,
one of whom ib to oe a Canadian, aud
one each representing the neutral gov
ernments, France, Sweden an.t Italy.
The joint commission considering the
pealing industry, held another meeting
this afternoon. It will probably clohc
its sessions this week.
THE BLAINE SCANDAL.
IT PROMISES TO BE A PROLONGED
CONTROVERSY.
Mrs. Nevins Says Blame's Narrative of
the Bar Harbor Interview is Erroneous
-Old Mrs. Blame Cut Up Ugly—Young
Mrs. Blame Will Publish a State
ment.
New York, Feb. 29.—An evening
paper says Mrs. Nevins, mother of Ma
rian Nevins Blame, in an interview to
day, said the story told by Secretary of
State Blame of their interview with Mrs.
Blame is largely erroneous. Mrs.
Nevins says she accompanied her daugh
ter to the house, the nurse and child
being witb them. When Mrs. Blame
came in. they asked to see her husband,
but she replied they could not see him.
Mrs. Blame insisted on the nurse leav
ing the room, and then matters were
talked over for some time.
"When Marie spoke of going away
again," said Mrs. Nevins, "Mrs. Blame
said: ' Well, you can leave your baby
here if you want to.'
"If Marie had been some poor out
cast, whom Jim Blame had seduced,"
added Mrs. Nevins, "Mra. Blame could
not have spoken in a more brutal man
ner. A moment or two later Mrs. Blame
turned to Marie and said, in an ex
tremely significant way: 'Well, your
marriage was all wroug anyway.'
"Then," said Mra. Nevins, "I pro
tested. Mrs Blame flew into a fury;
rang the bell, and a servant appeared
with surprising speed. 'Show these
persons out,'cried Mrs. Blame, and then
she added, 'and watch tbem.'"
At the door of the carriage the nurse,
who waa crying out of sympathy for
Marie, said: 'Mrs. Blame, you are a
goose to go away like this. You are hie
wife. Go right up to his room. No one
has a right to stop you.' "
Marie went back into the house while
Mrs. Nevins etayed in the carriage.
Then it was that the Ecenes took place.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Feb. 29.—Judge
Palmer, counsel foi*> Mra. James G.
Blame, jr., said today, in due time his
client will make a reply to the letter
published by Secretary Blame. She has
been ill since her return from Dead
wood, and is not yet in a condition to
make such an answer as tbe circum
stances call for.
FATHER DUCEY'S LETTER.
Washington. Feb. 29. —A reporter to
day asked Blame for a copy of his reply
from Father Ducey. Blame replied that
it was Father Ducey's privilege to pub
lish it. He added cautiously, the letter
did not amount to anything.
CHILEAN ADVICES.
Purchase of War Vessel* — C hargea
Against McCreery and Harlow.
New York, Feb. 29.—The Herald's
Valparaiso, correspondent says: The
actual condition of affairs relative to the
purchase by Chile of warships from
Oreat Britain, iB that thia country has
the option until June." One of them is
in Armstrong's yards, the other a(
Laird's at Birkenhead. It was built for
tbe Portuguese, but not taken.
Tbe charges against McCreery and
Lieutenant Harlow, which have been
mentioned in cable dispatches, have
been forwarded to the United States by
mail. Dr. Ttumbull bas also mailed a
statement that McCreery gave out the
news' for which Admiral Brown was
blamed about the landing at Quinteroa
bay.
Eire's Ravages.
Albany, Feb. 29.—Fire, which broke
out among some oil barrels in the store
house of Mather Bros., .wholesale gro
cers, Broadway and Dean, tonight, de
stroyed about a quarter of a million dol;
lars worth of property and gave the fire
men great trouble to get it under con
trol.
Milwaukee, Feb. 29.—Fire tonight on
West Water street destroyed I. Leiser's
dry goods store. Bowers' toy store and
several other smaller establishments.
Loss, $100,000; partly insured.
Danville, Va., Feb. 29.—Information
ia received that Hillsville, the county
seat of Carroll county, is half destroyed
by fire. No particulars.
Gladstone's Return.
London, Feb. 29.—Mr. Gladstone and
wife returned today from France.
YOl!N<i UAUM's TALK OF WOE.
MRS. BLArNK, JR., WILL REt'LY.
TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 1, 1892—TEN PAGES.
THE M'KINLEY LAW.
Fully Ratified by the U. S.
Supreme Court.
Test Cases All Decided in Favor
of the Administration.
Tom Reed's Method of Counting: a
Quorum Also Endorsed.
The Say ward Bering Ben Case Decided In
Favor of the Government - Flelden
and Sehwab Left to Their
Fata.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Washington, Feb. 20.—Three cases in
which importers sought to test the con
stitutionality of the McKinley tariff act
were today decided by the United States
supreme court. The court affirmed the
judgment of the New York and Illinois
circuit courts of the United States in
favor of the constitutionality of the
act.
The three cases in which importers
sought to test tbe constitutionality of
the McKinley tariff act were thosd of
Boyd, Sutton & Co., and Herman,
Steinbach & Co., each versus the United
States, and Joel B. Eberhardt, collector
of the port of New York, and Marshall,
field & Co., versus Clark, collector of
the port of Chicago. The grounds on
which it was maintained the tariff was
unconstitutional, were that the tobacco
rebate section of the bill had been
omitted in its enrollment after passage
by congress, and therefore tbe bill
signed by the president was not the
same bill passed by the legislative de
partment of the government; that the
reciprocity feature waa the transmission
to the executive'of law-making power,
and therefore void, vitiating the whole
act, and lastly that the act was void be
cause of the sugar bounty provision.
the ■■resident's signature.
Justice Harlan read the opinion. He
said the court had given the most care
ful and deliberate attention to the ques
tion now raised for the first time as to
the court's determining whether the act
signed by the president was actually the
law passed by congress. The object of
the journal required to be kept by ■ di
gress was not that it might be consulted
to determine the authenticity of an act
of congress, but that there might be
publicity of the proceedings. The sig
natures of the two presiding officers, and
of tbe president was the complete
authentication of the bill, providing
that the forma required had been com
plied witb. The suggestion that there
might be a deliberate conspiracy be
tween the presiding officers and the
president to make a law not passed by
congress, the court said, could not hold.
The enrolled act, the court held, was
conclusive.
AS TO RECIPROCITY.
As to reciprocity, the court says tbe
various decisions of the court and the
practice of years establishes the right of
congress to give the president power by
proclamation at a future day to revoke
or modify certain clauses of an act. It
holds that it was not the transfer of
legislative power, but simply gave the
president power to determine whether
the time which the requirements of con
gress as to the act taking effect specified
had arrived. The president, the court
says, is not vested with any real legisla
tive power; congress prescribed the con
ditions under which the president should
act. All he hnd to ascertain was that a
particular fact existed, and then it was
directed that he execute the act. The
president was the mere agent of the
law-making power.
SUGAR BOUNTIES.
With respect to sugar bounties, the
court says the argument that the valid
ity of the whole act is involved in the
question as to whether or not this clause
is valid, is so obvious an error as not to
warrant argument. There is no such
connection between tbis part of the act
and the other sections as to warrant the
court in assuming that the rest would
not have been adopted, but for the adop
tion of tbe bounty system. They are
entirely separate in purpose.
A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION.
Justice Lamar and Ohief Justice Ful
ler concurred in the finding of the court
but dissented from that part holding
the reciprocity section constitutional.
They held tbat it was a transfer of leg
islative power, but concurred in the
conclusion on the ground tbat there was
no vital connection between the reci
procity section and the tariff portiona of
the act.
THE "NO tiUOBUM" CASK,
The "no quorum" caae in which the
legality of the Dingley worsted act waa
attacked by importers, waa also decided
today. The Dingley act waa passed
through the action of Speaker Reed in
counting a quorum when a quorum
when a quorum of members were pres
ent, but not voting. The importers
maintained that Speaker Reed's action
was in violation of the constitution, and
that an act paased in this manner waa
void. The court in an opinion by Jus
tice Brewer, holds that the act ia valid,
and that the house of representatives
had a right to make such a rule.
The constitution provides, says the
opinion, that a majority of each house
shall constitute a quorum to do busi
ness. In other words when a majority
ia present, the house ia in position to
do busidess. Its capacity to transact
business ia then established, created by
the mere presence of the majority,
and does not depend upon the disposi
tion or assent or action of any single
member or a fraction of the majority
present. All that tbe constitution re
quires ia the presence of a majority, and
when a majority ia present, tbe power
of tbe bouae ariaea. Tbe constitution
haa prescribed no method of ascertain
ing the presence of a majority, and it is,
therefore clearly within tbe competency
of the house to prescribe any method
that may be reasonably certain to ascer
tain the fact. There was a quorum
present when thia bill waa paesed, and
the question then is, whether a quorum
being present, the bill received a suffi
cient number of votes, and here the gen
eral rule of all parliamentary bodies
is that when a quorum is present the act
of the majority of thequorum ie the act of
the body, ln the United States consti
tution there is no such limitation as is
found in certain state constitutions that
a majority of all the members elected
shall be present and necessary to the
passage of a bill, and therefore the gen
eral law of such bodies obtains.
BARBED WIRE PATENT.
The court also affirmed tbe validity
of tbe barbed wire fence patent, held by
the Wasbburne & Moen manufacturing
company.
THK SAY WARD CASK.
The Political Issue Dodged In the De
cision of the Court.
Washington, Feb, 29. —The opinion of
the United States supremo court, in the
case of ex parte Thomas H. Cooper,
owner of the Canadian schooner Say
ward, by which the government of
Great Britain and the Dominion of C an
ada sought to obtain from the highest
legal tribunal in the United States the
determination of the question of the
right of the United States to exercise
exclusive jurisdiction over the seal fish
eries in Bering tea, was today ren
dered.
The court first took up the question
of the right of tbe supreme court to is
sue a writ of prohibition against the
Alaska court. It says, although the
Alaska court ia not mentioned in the act
giving the United States supreme court
power to issue writs of prohibition
and to review the decisions of district
courts, yet, .nevertheless, where the
Alaska court is acting as a district court
of the United States, and in admiralty
proceedings, it comes within the pur
view of the act giving the supreme
court power to review by way of a writ
of prohibition.
It then takes up the next question,
and says the libel on ita face states that
the court found that the sealing had
taken place within the limits of Alaska,
and the waters thereof, thus making
its jurisdiction appear fully on the face
of tbe proceedings. The owner oi tbe
vessel, the court says, could have ques
tioned the right of the court to exercise
jurisdiction and try the case. He did
not do so, and the court holds that it
cannot now, on the ground that the pri
vate rights of the owner were involved,
issue a writ of prohibition to determine
whether or not the Alaska court had the
jurisdiction clearly asserted on the face
of the proceedings.
Justice Field dissented in thia caae,
and also from the decision in favor of
the United States in the caae of the
schooner Sylvia Hany, an American
vessel seized for illegal aealing, and in
which the pointa raised were the same
as in the Say ward caae.
Tbe political question the court did
uot actually decide, thought it conveyed
a very broad intimation that had it had
narrower ground on which to refuse the
ffrit, it would bave declined togrant tho
writ on the ground that thecourtshould
not pass upon a question political in na
ture. It aaid the matter had long been
in controversy and negotiation between
tbe two governments.
It recognized the honor paid the court
in the willingneaa expreaaed to have it
review the merits of the facts as to
whether or not this country's jurisdic
tion extends over the whole of Bering
eea, but did not think legal tribunals
should interfere with assumption of ter
ritorial sovereignty made by other de
partments of the government.
VIELDKN AND SCHWAB.
The Supreme Court Refuses to Free the
Anarchists on a Technicality.
Washington, Feb. 29.—1n the cases
of the anarchists Fielden and Schwab,
now serving life terms in tbe Joliet,
Illinois, penitentiary, for participation
in the Haymarket riots, the United
States supreme court confirmed the de
cision of the eupreme court of Illinois
that their sentence was not in violation
of the constitution.
Justice Harlan, who delivered the
opinion of the court, first took up the
ground that the prisoners had been de
nied due process of law, because not
present when the Illinois supreme court
passed sentence. The supreme court of
Illinois, says the opinion, was not one
of original jurisdiction. Sentence was
pronounced by the court of Oook county
and the supreme court of Illinois merely
fixed the date in conformity with the
criminal code. No constitutional right
of the prisoner was denied by the state
supreme court refusing to enter oh its
record tbe facts that Schwab and Fielden
were not present when judgment was
pronounced. The sentence of death waa
not pronounced by the supreme court.
The latter body simply affirmed the
judgment of the Oook county court. No
well considered case supports tbe con
ten 1 ion of the appellant. Neither reason
nor public policy require that the de
fendant Bhall be personally present
pending proceedings in tbe appellate
court, whose function is to determine
whether there were errors in the record
to the prejudice of tho accused, and
especially where, as in this case, he bad
counsel to represent bim in tbe court of
review. The judgment of conviction was
not vacated by the writ of error; its
execution waa only suspended, pending
proceedings in the appellate court. The
Joliet penitentiary is made the place for
the confinement of persona sentenced by
the courts, so that the detention of an
appellant by the warden of the peniten
tiary, iB not in violation of any right
secured to him by the federal constitu
tion.
In reading the opinion the justice
made no mention of the point taken by
the appellent, that the government could
commute a sentence, but could not pro
vide for its execution.
The above decision was given in the
case of Schwab. In the case of Fielden
the same doctrine is applied by the
court to meet the point of absence of
the accused when resentenced.
The court also shortly disposed of the
constitutional point raised, that tbe
rights of the defendant under tbe con
stitution were violated by the refusal of
the supreme court of Illinois to amend
its record to show that be was not
present in person or by counsel at the
time it affirmed the judgment of the
trial of the court.
New gaits at 126 W. Third at. , Select
from oar large new stock and too are
■are to be fitted. Gets, Fine Tailoring.
STORE TALK!
ONE WEEK MORE AND OUR GREAT SEMI-ANNUAL CLEAR
ing sale will be over, aud we will be ready to show you our immense stock
of SPRING GOODS, which is now coming in. In light-weight suits of the latest
patterns, coats and vests of the latest make, trousers and spring overcoats, our
stock will be the most complete in Southern California; while for haberdashery
and everything that men and boys wear underneath their outside clothes, together
with the ornamental things that fashion requires for appearance's sake, we will be
as. ever the leaders.
The most artistic footwear manufactured by the best makers in the land,
will be found in our stores; nothing new in fashion adapted to this line escapee
our notice. We are always on the "lookout" for new things and our buyers are
quick and active to secure the first of dame fashion's caprice.
Although our boys' clothing department has been the best in Southern Cal
ifornia, we are not satisfied, and we are now building additions that will more
than treble the original space; nothing in the line of boys' clothing will be found
lacking in this new department. When you have been to every store in ycur
reach and don't find what you are looking for, then come to us, or come to ua first
if you're in a hurry, we've always got it ready for your immediate use.
We will have more to tell you on this subject next time. In the meanwhile
come and see the bargains we are giving this week.
Acknowledged Leading; Clothiers and Shoers in Southern California.
P. S. —Our stores are open until 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 p. m. _ .
HARD TIMES IN EUROPE.
BRITISH MINERS TO QUIT WORK
FOR A FORTNIGHT.
A Million Men Will Be Thrown Out of
Employment—High Frioe of Coal Caus
ing Much Suffering—Thousands Starr
ing in Austro-Hungary.
London, Feb. 29. —It ia now estimated
tbat 460,000 minera will cease work in a
fortnight in their effort to prevent a re
duction in wages. Should the present
intentions of the minera be carried out
and a strike be inaugurated, branch in
dustries will be adversely affected, and
it is estimated a million men will feel
the effects of the struggle. The price of
coal is rapidly rising in London, the
figures today showing an advance of 3
shillings a ton above Saturday's rates.
The increase will fall heavily on the
poorer classes. .
SUFFERING IN VIENNA.
Vienna, Feb. 29.—The authorities of
this city have at last been compelled to
recognize the urgency of the situation
among the poor, and now permit Social
istic committees to circulate appeals,
hitherto prohibited, for donations. It
is estimated tbat 5000 shoemakers, 3000
carpenters, 1500 metal workers, 7000
stone workers and 2300 unskilled labor
era are out of work, and much misery
exists as the result. Aa the alleged re
sult of the McKinley law, 12,000 pearl
workers are thrown out of employment
and are now classed aa unskilled work
men. There ia great suffering in thia
city, and the charitably inclined bave
incessant demands made upon tbem to
assist families who are on the verge of
starvation.
SLAVS STARVING.
London, Feb. 29.—Famine prevails in
Northern Hungary and 20,000 inhabi
tants of the county of Arva are in a
state of distress equaling (that prevalent
in Russia. The government will not re
lieve the sufferers because they are of
the Slav race.
ALL QUIET IN BERLIN.
Berlin, Feb. 29.—8ince Saturday
night the city has been perfectly quiet
and there has not been a single dis
turbance that called for armed police
interference. It is believed no further
trouble is to be apprehended.
FKKNZKL OVERTHROWN.
Indianapolis Street Oar Employee* Gain
a Signal Victory.
Indianapolis, Feb. 29.—Tbe street
railway strike waa practically aettled at
midnight tonight, when Judge' Taylor,
of the auperior court, appointed Thomas
Steele, the assistant superintendent,
recently discharged by President
Frenzel, receiver of the company.
Tne petition for a receiver was
died by W. P. Fishback, and aeta
forth that the company performed ita
duty aa a common carrier until Frenzel
waa elected president; that be is wholly
unfit for the position; that a continu
ance of the strike will result in Wood
shed and destruction of property; that
the directors supporting Frenzel are un
fit to operate the company. Receiver
Steele will start the cars in the morn
ing.
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FIVE CENTS.
VERY TICKLISH.
Silver Mine* at Butte, Mont., ia a Fr»
carious Condition. .
Bi'tte, Mont., Feb. 29.—Tbe silver
mines in this district ere in c ticklish
condition, owing to the low price of sil
ver. The Alice has closed its stamp
mills and reduced its force to ten men,
laying off about 250 men. Tbe
Blue Bird, the largest silver mine ie
the district has been closed by an at
tachment for $70,451, on an overdraft to
that amount. The concern is ah Eng
lish corporation. The reverses of the
mine are said to be due to the low
prices of silver and litigation in which
it has been involved for several years.
Over 100 men are thrown out of employ
ment by tbe attachment.
Trade With France.
Paris, Feb. 29.—Whitelaw Keid, the
American minister, and Jules Roche,
minister of commerce, today arrived at
a definite agreement for the establish
ment of a commercial treaty between
Prance and the United States. Roche
will, on Tuesday next introduce a bill in
tbe chamber of deputies to ratify the
agreement.
Washington, Feb. 29. —The secretary
of state has given official notice of a def
inite agreement for the establishment of
a commercial reciprocity treaty between
France and the United States.
Hard Times In Costa Rloa.
San Jose, Costa Rica, Feb. 29.—The
events of the past few weeks portend a
serious economic crisis. The govern
ment appears so much impressed with
the gravity of the situation that it haa
suspended, for the present, efforts to se
cure loans* The coffee crop ia bnt two
thirds the amount, of previous year's
harvest, and the price ia stationary at
$35 per quintal. There is much anx
iety in commercial circles, and it ia
feared will fail.
Yon Moltke's War Letters.
London, Feb. 29.—The first volume of
Count Yon Moltke's war correspondence
is of interest chiefly to students of mili
tary tactics. The Volume contains 146
letters relating to the Danish war of
1864.
DENTAL PARLORS.
Special attention Riven to the performance of
all dent il operations in the evening by the use
of a Special System of Klectrlc lights. All
work guaranteed. Prices consistent with first
clsbs work.
Office Honrs—B a,m. to 5p m. Evening
hours. 7 to 10 p.m. .•
DB. J. A. CBONKHITE Dentist,
455 SOUTH BROADWAY
1-ao 3m Corner Fifth street-
TO INVEBTORB.
We have for sale a fine traot of iaufl, about
1000 acres, being
CLOSE TO LOS ANGELES,
On the Redondo Ball way, This is extra. One
soil, lies level, all under cultivation, and water
piped over the traot. A townslte, station and
several buildings also included.
If yon mean business, oaU aad learn further
particulars; the prloe is surprisingly low.
We have several "good tßlngs ,f to offar, both
In city and country property.
BETTB A sULENT,
Beal Estate, Loejis tpd InveetaMtata,
Com. BaoaewAT AJtp aacora -mm..

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