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Testimonials from Wm. Steinway, A.
Weber, and Decker Bros.
Betts & Silent,
We hayj for rent:
A nice 7-room cottag", bath, bam, etc., on
Hope street, near Ttnth, $25 with water. ■
Elegant 10 room partly furnished house,
Buntcr Hill svo., $50, to private family only.
In the Harper tract, two completely furni-hed
houses, S and 10 rooms, $l>o and If HO per ir.outb,
respectively. Theso aro what you want.
Call aud Bee what, else we have for rent.
BETTS & SILENT, Second and Broadway.
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Lard Signs, Muslin Signs. Wire Sisns, Braes Signs, Signs of every description.
Political work don** at short rtotioe at reasonable rataa.
Those HIGH-PRICED fellows.
125 Men's Working suits ... $3.50
125 Men's Working suits - - - 5.25
125 Men's Business suits - 6.85
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Men's Linen Bosom White Shirts - - 25c
132 N. Main Street.
WE Lave tbe Goods that your
Eastern friends will appreciate.
We pack and attend to shipping free
of charge. Buy early so your goods
will reach your friends in time.
,110 South Spring St.
(Opp. Nadenn Hotel.)
Special—Wo have for sale SOO acres at iftiO
per acre, not '-'0 miles from this ci'y, mar
liueua Hark: best of soil; lies level, and is cross
ed by both tho southern Pacific and SnntaFe
rail TV ays. Some flno mesa land witb water.
We oner today: Bus;uess property on ,-pring
street and hrondway. We have tw •> or three
choice bargains which are not ou the geneial
raanct. 11l on are not prepared to buy do not
call for particulars on this property.
Reassembliug of the Fifty-
Second Congress.
It Promises to Be a Very
Windy Session.
Appropriation Bills Are About All
That Will Pass.
Possible Kxceptlona Are i.kwh Relating
to Immigration, Protection of
Railroad Employes and tbe
World's Fair.
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 4,—The second
session of the fifty-Becond congrees,
which begins tomorrow, is likely to he
more remarkable for discussion than for
action, principally because of the lack
of opportunity for the latter. One thing
that will be done iB to provide means
for the maintenance of the government,
and it is generally believed the regular
annual appropriation bills will represent
nearly all tbe positive achievements
that can be credited to the session.
There may, however, be several im
portant exceptions. One of them
relates to tbe subject of immigration.
Public interest in the subject has been
stimulated by the radical suggestions of
the senate immigration committee
that all immigration be suspended for
bac year. Undoubtedly powerful
influence will be brought to compass the
defeat of a hill embodying such a propo
sition, but may be the great public sen
timent behind it will oblige congress to
pass the measure. A strong effort will
certainly be made to procure the repeal
of the Sunday closing clause of the
world's fair .bin. It may be that some
action will be taken to protect railroad
employes from the numerous casualties
that result from the insecure devices to
couple and stop freight trains. These
mattera comprise what the best judg
ment concedes will be all the probabili
ties of original legislation on the part of
the second session of the fifty-eecjnd
So much is involved in the revenue
question and in the appropriations to be
made, thai more or less division on the
topic may be expected.
Tbe senate finance committee has not
yet completed tbe compilation of its
series of elaborate reports upon the dif
ferent tariff systems tried in the United
States. Ihe reports wiil probably be
most interesting, and may come under
discussion at some period of the session.
Then there are the bills to admit
Arizona and New Mexico to statehood.
The house haa passed both, and the
New Mexico bill is on the senate calen
dar, faverably reported from the terri
tories committee.
The anti-option bill is advanced co far
as to havj become unfinished business
in the senate. It is known that a large
majority of that body were in its lavor
last session, but it is threatened with a
renewal of determined and skillful ob
structive tactics, and the result is still
doubtful. *
There will probably be many proposi
tions and talk looking to reforms
in the national banking laws. Tbe state
bank tax may also be a fruitful theme
of discussion.
A strong effort will be made by the
bouse appropriations committee to re
trench expenditures at every point, but
as this must be done with great care in
order to avoid embarrassment to tbe
incoming Democratic administration,
there may be many stormy debates and
much feeling aroused before the desired
result in obtained. In connection with
the appropriations is tho pension list,
and there will be no lack of suggestions
looking fo a change in the laws designed
to regulate more closely the enormous
expenditures under that head.
Tuesday the president's message will
be read, and is likely to fill out the leg
islative day in the senate. The anti
option bill is unfinished business, and if
the measure is taken up tomorrow the
entire week will be consumed in discus
sion, unless it is displaced by other busi
When the house meets tomorrow it
will find itself confronted with a large
calendar, containing some bills of con
siderable imoortance, but the prospects
of their being enacted into laws are not
bright. Not less than 1000 pension and
claims bills are languishing upon the
private calendar. It is probable that
nothing of importance will be taken up
for action by the house during the first
Annual Report of Secretary Klklns-Thc
>'efds of the Army,
Washington, Dec. 4.—The secretary
of war in his annual report urges the
passage of tbe bill for infantry reorgan
ization which haa already gone through
the senate and is now pending in the
house. A plea is made for the revival
of the g.-ade of lieutenant-general.
The secretary Bays while the enlisted
personnel of the army is, as a whole,
very much better thau at any time pre
vious, much remains to be accom
plished in this connection. If good men
are wanted for the army they
must be paid something nearer
what wage-earners receive in the
ordinary pursuits of civil life.
Under the present conditions there is
scarcely any pecuniary benefit to attract
men to the ranks. Promotions to com
missioned officers are hardly appreciable
when considered iv the light of an in
ducement to enlistment. It is recom
mended, at least, that the pay of the
non commissioned grades be increased
to the extentof making promotion there
an object of legitimate ambition.
Tho secretary recommends tho con
tinuance ot the policy of abandoning
smail poßts, and the establishing of
regimental posts in the larger
states now without them. In ad
dition to the decided saving in
the expense of maiutainance, there
would be more uniform and better dis
cipline aad positive improvement in in
struction and military administration.
Such posts will also be of advantage in
connection with the training and in
struction of the national guard.
The high standing of the West Point
academy was maintained during the
year; its capacity is not over-taxed, mid
the secretary recommends that the
president be given authority to appoint
10 cadets-at-large each year, as it is
probable that with this increase there
would still be vacancies, and the num
ber of graduates not exceed 75 per an
The post-graduate schools of artillery,
infantry and cavalry and light artillery
and engineers made encouraging pro
gress, and the secretary makes numerous
recommendations with regard to them.
As to the national guard, he calls at
tention to the necessity of an increased
appropriation, saying receht ones have
been utterly inadequate. Iv 1808 the ap
propriations for the militia of the states
was if 200,000. The highly improved
arms and equipments of the present
day} cost for the* same number of men
more than treble what this did 84
years ago. While the pop
ulation of the country is
many times greater, as well as the de
mand for equipment, an appropriation
of at least $1,000,000 for this purpose is
recommended; also that the pres
ent law be changed so that arms
and supplies which have become unser
viceable, in the hands of the militia,
may be sold and the proceeds used for
furnishing new supplies instead of being
converted into the* treasury.
The inspector general reports to the
secretary regarding Indian soldiers that
they show remarkable aptitude for
military service, are amenable to discip
line, generally of good habits and proud
of being soldiers, and, considering their
ignorance of the English language, their
progress in drill has been extraordinary.
Reports at inspections Bir.ce tbe new
drill regulations were issued bhow com
mendable alacrity on the part of the
men learning them.
The surgeonJgentral takes deep in
terest in a more perfect organization of
the medical department for the na
tional guard, and it iB hoped this may
bo accomplished through the medical
department of the atmy'and the associa
tion of military surgeons of the national
The report of the chief of engineers
contains information concerning fortifi
cations near the seaboard and the im
provement of rivers and harbors. The
construction of emplacements for
modern high power guns and
n.ortats in some of the larger harbors is
well under way, but notyei co extensive
with the construction of guvs or the
needs of coast defense. The secretary
hopes sufficient appropriations will be
made for this purpose and for the pur
chase of sites needed upon the advanced
headlands of our barbers for long
range guns.
The secretary devotes some space to
the report of the chief of ordnance.
The chief Bignal officer reuorts con
tinned improvements in his branch oi
service, and among other things men
tions a practical test of a field telegraph
train, in the construction of a flying
field telegraph line, 35 mileß 'long, in 24
The estimated appropriations sub
mitted by the secretary for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1393, are 143,
Tolice Guarding Gould's Residence
Funeral Arrangements.
New YortK, Dec 4 —Quietness reigned
both without and within the Gould resi
dence today. Only broad and long
streamers of crape attached to the door,
which floated on the eniliy breeza out
ride, indicated that the gloomy visitor
recently invaded tbe household. When
darkness descended the police guards
resinned their vigil outside, which
will be kept up until after the remains
are removed for interment. It has
been decided to permit the personal
friends of Mr. Gould, who will be un
able to get in the house during tbe
funeral service?, to pass through it after
ward and look on the face of the dead.
The funeral, which will be as quiet as
possible, and so quite in the line of Mr.
Gould's unostentatious preferences, will
be held at the houso at 4 o'clock in the
D»ath of George Washington.
Nashville, Term., Dec. 4.—00 i.
George Washington, one of the leading
capitalists of this state and a man of
large wealth, died at hie homa at Cedar
hill, Robinson county, this morning, in
his 78th year. He was the father of
Hon. Joseph E. Washington, member of
congress from the Sixth Tennessee dis
Senator Gibson Dying.
Hot Springs, Ark., Dec. 4.—lt is ap
parent that only a few hours of life now
remain to Senator Gibson of New Or
leans, who lies upon his death bed at
the Park hotel here. He has been grad
ually sinking, and his death ia only a
question of a few hours.
Dr Graves Going to Lecture.
Denver, Col., Dec. 4.—The appeal in
the case of Dr. Thatcher Graves is Bet
for tomorrow, when it will, without
doubt, be heard. Dr. Graves feels confi
dent that the court will give him his
liberty. He has already signed a con
tract to lecture throughout the coun
try on Colorado Justice and Prison Life.
To Restore Order In Samoa.
London, Dec. 4.—Tbe Berlin corre
spondent of the Daily News has learned
that the governments of England, Ger
many and the United States have agreed
to common action to restore order in
A Riot at Ichang.
London, Dec. 4. —The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Times says there was
a serious riot at Ichang on Friday. Sail
ors were landed from navy vessels to
quell it. No Europeans were injured.
II led a Monk.
London, Dec. 4.—The Paris corre
spondent of the times announces that
Prince Maleateata, who participated in
the rising against the pope in Romagno
in 1832, died as a Trappiat monk at
Death of a Noted Engineer.
Paris, Dec. 4.—M. Bonaparte Weyse,
a well-known French engineer, died in
Cannes today.
This annoying scalp trouble, which
gives tbe hair an untidy appearance, is
cured by skookum root hair grower,
All druggists.
Secretary of the Interior's
Annual Report,
He Boasts of the Amount of
Work Accomplished.
A Review of the Reports of the
Several Bureaus.
A Great Volume of Business Disposed
of by the Tension 'Jllloe—Various
Suggestions and Recom
By the Associated Press.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 4.—The an
nual report of Secretary Noble says the
work accomplished during the adminis
tration is ehown to greatly exceed any
like preceeding periods in the history of
the department.
In the general land office June 30,
1888, were pending 350,953 final entries,
aud the accumulation was steadily in
creasing. Thetie have all been disposed
of. During the present administration
398,128 agricultural patents have been
issued, against 102,754 in the preceding
four years, representing an excess in
acreage of 30,659,840 acres.
During the past year six forest re
serves have been created by presidential
proclamation, making an area of 3,252,
--200 acres. The policy will be further
carried into effect. The public parks in
the United States, under the control of
the interior dapartment, except ths
Hot Springs reservation in Arkansas,
are under guard of special deiails from
the army, and are well protected and
rupidlvgaining in natural beauty and
The boundary line between the states
of North and South Dakota has been
surveyed from the eastern end of tbe
line to the Missouri river, and the re
mainder of the line will t>3 completed
before the close of the present surveying
season. The line is marked by monu
ments of quartzlte and will remain one
of the most conspicuous marks of the
land office.
Educational work among the Indians
has been greatly inert ased and improved
in efficiency. An increase of over 13 per
cent in attendance is noted. New In
dian reservation boarding schools were
established during the present admin
istration, and more are in progress and
will be opened soon.
Under the policy of Indian allotments,
negotiations with 14 tribes during the
present administration, resulted in the
opening up for public settlement of
nearly 20,000,000 acres of land. Other
negotiations which are pending will,
when ratified, add 10,000,000 acres more.
Allotments of land in severalty to In
dians were made iv very large numbers ;
and 5000 to whom patents were issued
by the operation of the law|tiave be
come citizens of the United States. A
very important agreement was. negoti
ated in December, 1891, whereby the
Cherokee nation cedes its rights to the
Cherokee outlet for the sum of $8,597,
--730.12. The ratification of the agree
ment by congress will open to settle
ment about 0,000,000 acres of land,
which is very fertile and valuable fcr
asjficultural purposes.
The taking of the census in 1890 wa9
recognized at the beginning as a most
important and difficult task, but it has
been accomplished. Tho census publi
cations are received with favorable en
dorsement throughout the civilized na
tions, and the work stands au acknowl
edged success and great scientific
achievement. A mass of statistics is
now in process of completion, and much
of it is already in the hands of the
printer. With the exception of a small
amount of work on vita: statistics and
population and statistics on manufacto
ries and agriculture all the regular work
of the eleventh census is about com
pleted. The farm mortgage report will
be completed in about 12 mouthß.
There has been no marked change in
the business methods of the patent
office. The number of applications for
patents during the year was 45,945. The
total number await ; .ng action Julyl,
1892, was 9447; number of patents
granted, 23,020 ; total receipts,
$1,208,724.35; expenditures, $1,114,
--134 23; amount in treasury to the credit
of the patent office now, $4,102,441.
The secretary states that the work of
the geological Burvey has been cariied
on with great efficiency. The report
states that it baß been determined by
triangulation that the summit of Mt.
St. Elias has an altitude of 18,100 feet
above the sea, making it the highest
point on t>;e continent, unless certain
unmeasured volcanoes in Mexico should
prove to be higher. This great land
mark lies just a little on our side of the
boundary between Alaska and Britieh
America, and will bear the United Stales
The volume of business handled and
disposed of by the pension office during
the past year is shown to be enormous.
On June 30, 1892, 020,008 pensioners
were on the rolls, 199,198 more than
at the close of the preceding fiscal year.
The total amount expended for pensions
during the year was $139,035,012.08, and
it is estimated that the appropriation
fcr 1893 of $144,950,000 will leave a de
ficiency. There had been filed up to
Octobei 12,1892, 920,957 claims under
the act of June 27, 1890, and there had
been issued thus far of these claims
403,839 certificates. The total number
oi certificates issued during tbe year
was 311,589; the total number of pen
sioners dropped from the rolls, 25,200.
The average annual value of each pen
sion on the roll was $133.41. Under the
provisions of the act of June 27, 1890,
many claimants who could not establish
proof of original disability have beeu
enabled to secure much needed assist
ance and financial relief. Tbe commis
sioner recommends the appointment of
an actuary to collate certain statistics
relative to the question of the effect of
army service upon the expectation of
the lives of the soldiers, and the prob
able duration of tbe pension roll, which
it is thought will be a valuable contn
nution to science. The estimates for
the deficiency for this year is $10,558,
--081, and the estimate for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1894, $165,000,000.
The bureau of railroads has been em
ployed in seeking conclusions as to the
best treatment the government should
give to the debt of the subsidized rail
roads now approaching maturity. Full
reports are submitted to congress aa to
the guarantees of stocks or bonds and
the payment oi the indebtedness of the
various roads. The suggestions made
in tbe commissioneiV report, lock to
the extension of the debt and increase
of security.
The report of the government direc
tors of the Union Pacific railway hliows
that they coincidtjwith the railroad com
mission in recommending extension
rather than foreclosure.
Great satisfaction has been produced
in the territory of New Mexico by the
organization of a land court r.nd the
character of the judges selected. A large
number of claims, covering enormous
tracts oi laud claimed under Spanish
aud Mexican grants, have been pre
sented and a number confirmed. Tho
healthy and natural growth of the pop
ulation of the territory is noted, espec
ially in the Pocos valley, where gruat
inducements aie offered by the excellent
system of irrigation, which supplements
the natural advantages of the section.
The assessed valuation of the property
in the territory in 1891 was (45,329,668.
There are Btill large areas of public land
open for settlement. In the Santa Fe
district there are 10.820 389 acres. The
establishment of the I'eco? national
nark has been a source of gratitication
to the people.
The population of Arizona has consid
erably increased, and the class of immi
gration is more desirable. The total
debt of the territory is $8,331,725 81.
The floating debt has been successfully
funded at 5 per cent, under the author
ity of the act of congress of July, 1892.
Agricultural products have increased
about 10 per cent. The gold product for
the yeai wuh 13,000,000; silver, $2 200,
--000; copper, $4,500,000. Some compli
cations are reported to exist between the
Navajo Indians and white settlers,grow
ing out of the question as to what rights ,
the Indians may have iv the public do
main off their reservations. The gov
ernor estimates the increase in popula
tion at 1G 025 since the taking of the
census. The average of the foreign im
migration has decreased.
The records of the land office at Salt
Lake City show that the entries for the
year comprised 229,000 acres. The total
area surveyed was 13.188,203 acres. The
metal product taken from the mines of
the territory of Utah tor tho year IS9I,
in gold, silver, lead aud opper, had an
aggregate export value of $12,240 885.
The mining companies organized in the
territory have an aggregate capitaliza
tion of $00,185,000, and miscellaneous
corporations have a capitalization of
$52,110,500. The governor of Utah ex
presses his belief in the good faith and
honesty of purpose of The Mormon lead
ers and people in the abandonment ol
polygamy, and obedience to the laws of
ongress on the subject.
Alaska ia virtually without an organ
ized government. It is difficult to pun
ish perpetrators of outrages and the
smugglers that infest the coast and de
bauch the natives. The secretary rec
ommends au appropriation for a steam
police vessel. Only a nucleus for a mil*
tary organization exists. Additional
commissioners and deputy marshals are
earnestly requested nnd represented to
be necessary, in order to furnish court
facilities to the territory.
Tbe international complications aris
ing from the killing of seals in the
ocean and Bering sea has greatly em
barrassed the le?ses of the seal islands.
In 1890 no less than 50,000 seals were
taken in the open sew, and more than
that number in 1891; during last season
only 7500 seals were killed on the
islands, aud the diminished number on
the rookeries shows a terrible waste of
seal life by the destructive methods em
ployed in pelagic sealing.
The cod and salmon fisheries of
Alaska constitute a great enterprise,
I employing a vast capital and a large
number of men and vessels. Additional
mail aud transportation facilities have
b?en secured during tbe past three
years, which have done something to
ameliorate the hard conditions of life in
thin dreary country.
Tbe secretary presents a bill framed
to give Alaska better government, and
he ia very earnest in his recommenda
tion that the condition of the territory
receive the attention of congress.
The present officers of the Nicaragua
Canal company are Hiram Hitchcock,
president; Charles P. Daly, vice-presi
dent, and Thomas B. Atkins, secretary
and treasurer. The majority of the
board of directors are citizens of the
United States. The officers nre all citi
zens and all residents of the United
States. Mr. Gonzales S. S. Spinoza Is
resident agent at Managua, in
Nicaragua, and Mr. Louis Chable
represents the company at San
Jose, iv the Republic of Costa
Rica. The secretary expresses
the opinion that the enterprise is of the
utmost importance to the welfare of our
countryin either peace or war, and
should have most favorable recognition
by congress.
The report is replete with information
as to the great bureaus mentioned, and
c«n bo fully appreciated only by a care
ful perusal.
Festive tos Angeles Students.
San Francisco, D»c. 4—Los Angeles
students at tbe state university and
thoEe from the south generally will
unite in a party to go south for the
Christmas holidays, and will charter a
couple of cars to carry them. A glee
club will accompany the party aud will
make a tour of the towns of the south
during vacation.
Your fall suit should be made by Geta.
Fine tailoring, best fitter, large stock,
112 West Third Btreet.

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