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We nse electric power, and are the only houss hero that grlLds glasses to order. Established 1882. 8. Q. MAR9HUTZ. Leading Scientific Optl clan (specialist), 167 North Spring St., opp. eld courthouse. Don't forget the number. Stimson Mill Co., Wholesale and Retail LUMBER DEALERS PUGIT SOUND PINK and HUMBOLDT REDWOOD. Office and yard, coiner Third street and Santa Ye avenue, Los Angeles. Tel. 94. 12-11 1 yr MRS. A. MENDENHALL, Uairdressing and Manicure Parlors. 107 North Spring street, room 23 Schumacher block. Shampooing done at residences if desired. BUILDERS' EXCHANGE Cor. Broadway and Second. Open daily from 730 a.m. to 5;30 p.m. Of ficial business meetings every Wednesday at 2 p.m. J. M. GRIFFITH, President. JOHN SPTWRS. SooTPtarv. «-19 Bm ■ ——r TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 1893. PANAMA CANAL SCANDAL. The Trial of the Great Case Begins Today. A Large Number of Witnesses Summoned. Enemies of the Republic Try to Be smirch President Carnot. Ei Minister Baihut Arras ted—His Wife Create* a Scene—Charles do seps Furnishes Import ant Bridenoe, By the Associated Press.l Paris, Jan. 9.—Ths great Panama canal trial begins tomorrow. The gov ernment has summoned a large nnmber of witnesses, including Lucien Napoleon Bonaparte Wyee, the engineer who claims to have originated the idea of the canal, and who is supposed to know a great many secretf in connection with the scandal. The men to be tried to morrow are: Charles de Lesseps, di rector of the Panama canal; Marine Fontaine, secretary; and GustaveEiffel, the famous engineer. The charges in the indictment are, in effect, obtaining money from subscribers to the caaal loans by false pretences and misappro priating the funds when obtained. Baihut, ex-minister of public works, was arrested today. It is said this ac tion was taken because of reports con necting President Carnot's name with Baihut's, to show that the government is not afraid to take action against anyone. Clemenceau was, at his own request, examined by the magistrate today in relation to his knowledge of Panama canal matters. The examination lasted a long time. No details have been made public. ATTEMPTS TO BESMIRCH CARNOT. Anecdotes are rife of how the leading men in parliament and the president were bought over. Some of them are very typical and throw a dash of humor on the gloomy record. The attempt to involve President Carnot in the Panama accusations causes much excitement. So far as made apparent, there is not the slightest evidence of corrupt complicity in the Panama swindling on the part of Carnot, the utmost alleged in any defi nite way being that he may have per functorily given official sanction to transactions on the paTt of other offi cials who were corrupt. The enemies of the republic have from the first been endeavoring to involve Carnot, believ ing by bringing about a presidential criris that they might strike a iatal blow at the republic. Besides, there are several candidates for the presidency in the field, who would be delighted to see Carnot forced to resign. A PATHETIC INCIDENT. Ex-Minister Baihut was accompanied to the office of Examining Magistrate Franqueville, this afternoon, by his wife. She waited outside the office a long time, looking much worried, and when finally her husband came out in charge of two detectives, she threw herself at his feet and attempted to cling to him. She was almost hysterical and it was with the greatest difficulty that her husband and the officers per euaded her to rise. She followed her hußband to the police bureau, weeping bitterly, but there she was compelled to separate from him. IMRORTANT EVIDENCE. Charles de Lesseps has given Magis trate Franqueville a pocket book in which he kept notes concerning the relations of the Canal company with many public men. This evidence is ex ceptionally important. It shows con clusively the connection ot many sen ators and deputies with the illegal operations of the company. Two cele brated writers on economic and interna tional questions and two ex-ministers are said to be among those compromised. These revelations are expected to lead to more arrests. The indictment against Gustave Eiffel states that he secured 90,000,000 francs of Panama canal money. Heretofore it was supposed he obtained but 62,000,000 francs. ' MISSINO STUBS. The parliamentary commission of in quiry has discovered a hiatus in the sequence of the canal company's check stubß. More than 250 of the stubs are misßing, and it has transpired that in every case a large sum is involved. If the stnbs of these checks are not found, Felix Cottu and Marcus Fontaine, as directors of the canal company, will be liable to imprisonment of three years. They are suspected of having destroyed the stubs to protect their reactionist friends. The reports of the company for 1886 and 1888 have been presented before the commission of inquiry. They show that President Carnot refused to sup port the lottery bill, and Sarrien also disclaimed all responsibility in the mat ter. De Freycinet admitted that the money asked for would not finish the canal, and when reproached by a com mitteeman with being frightened by the responsibility which the government would incur, explained that the govern ment granted merely permission, with out assuming an aid guarantee. AN ITALIAN ALARMIST. Rome, Jan. 9 — Seflor Ropman, Ital ian ambassador in Paris, sent to the government a very pessimistic dispatch as to the state of affairs in France on the eve of the reassembling of the chamber. The crisis, he says, has reached an acute stage, which quite possibly may be followed by a revolu tion. It behooves the triple alliance, he continues, to be prepared for any eventuality. A manifesto to be issued by Prince Victor Napoleon he regards as a probable source of great danger. COLOMBIA SUSPENDS ACTION. Panama, Jan. 9.—ln view of the Pan ama canal scandal in France, the Col ombian government has suspended action in the matter of extending the concession. COURT OF LAST RESORT. Ad Injunction Against Secretary Noble Confirnaad-Other Rulings. W ashing ton, Jan. 9.—ln the case of the Union River Logging Railway com pany of Oregon for a bill of injunction against Secretary Noble of the interior department, the United States supreme court, in an opinion by Justice Brown to day affirmed the judgment of the district court granting an injunction. The in junction was applied for by F. D. Mc- Kenney, counsel for the company, to restrain Secretary Noble from revoking the approval of bis predecessor to the railway location of the company. Sec retary Noble's action was based on the ground that the company was not a gen eral transportation company, as contem plated by congress when it made the land grant to the corporation, but a private logging railway concern. Counsel claimed that by the original approval it acquired vested rights which could be taken away only by judicial proceedings. It was maintained, therefore, that no discretionary right lodged in the secretary. Ths court upholds this view. It is said this is the first time in which the court hag affirmed a grant ot an injunction against a cabinet offi cer. It heretofore accomplished much the same thing by way of mandamus, but in cases heretofore before the court avoided the grant of injunction, though never stating it would not under any circumstances do so. The United States supreme court, in the case of the Delaverge Refrigerating company against Featherstone, today ruled that the patent was not void, be cause of the death of the inventor be tween the time of his application for the patent and its issuance by the patent office. The court holds that the patent should be granted to the heirs er assigns of the inventor. The court de nied a motion to advance the case of Merrick ex. rel. vs. Charles sec retary of the treasury, popularly known as the silver brick case. BLAINE NEARINU DEATH. HB IS LMBIK TO DIE AI ANY MO MENT. A Chans* for the Worse Last Evening. The Attending; Physicians Say He Is Gradually Los ing; Strength. Washin«ton, Jan. 10.—At 3 o'clock this morning there is every appearance of quiet within the Blame mansion. Blame's physicians being asked as to whether there was any immediate dan ger of Blame's death, replied~"that~he was liable to die at any time. At 1 a. m., Tuesday, the doctors give out the following bulletin: "Mr. Blame passed a comfortable day, until 3 o'clock last evening, when he became worse. At this hour, 1 a. m., he is still loßing strength." THB PATIENT'S CONDITIO!? YBSTEXDAY. Washington, Jan. 9.—Dr. Johnston, after remaining in Blame's house all night, left shortly after 6 o'clock this morning. He said Blame enjoyed a peaceful sleep during the night, and was only awakened at such times as was necessary to give him medicine and nourishment. The doctor put a much more hopeful aspect on the case this morning, but would not go into details further than to cay the night hae been a satisfactory one. At 9 o'clock the attendant at the door of the Blame mansion said the patient was resting very easily indeed. Blame was showing remarkable vitali ty. In yesterday's sinking spells it was thought he could not survive, but bis system responded to the remedies ad ministered with much readiness. At 11 a'clock Dr. Johnston, who had just come from a visit to the statesman's bedside, said: "Blame is very much better. He is as well as he was four days ago, and has entirely recovered from the relapse of Saturday night and yesterday morning. He is quite cheer ful this morning, and I feel very much encouraged respecting him." Members of the family and others spoke in the same strain. Di. Johnston paid a visit to Blame he twee;, 6 and 6 o'clock p.m. He said Mr. Blame rested comfortably all day and was much better. He had rallied con siderably, and there was no reason, ao far as Dr. Johnston could see, to expect a fatal termination during the night. Dr. Hyatt, after a visit, reiterated what Dr. Johnston had said about the condition of Blame during the day, and added there were no signs of a fatal turn during the night. THB I.IQUT OS LIFB dOlNd OUT, One of the closest friends of Blame, who was admitted to the sick chamber last night, said today: "The light of the life of Blame is going out. Ido not think he will survive the next 24 hours. His present condition is a struggle between life and death, and the end is likely to come at any time. He is oblivious of his surroundings, but fre quently arouses from bis comatose state, and though too weak to manifest interest in hie family, yet gives evidence of con sciousness. The Montana Benatorshlp. Helena, Mont., Jan. 9. —Both sides of the legislature held cauenses tonight. The Republicans took a ballot for choice of United States senator and on the second ballot nominated Senator Sanders by a vote of 18 to 11 for Lee Mantle, chairman of the state committee. The Democrats did no balloting in their caucus. Clark is conceded to be the leading man among them. The Democrats today brought their sick representative, Da vidson, into the house on a stretcher and had him sworn in. Lewollrne; Inaugurated. Topee: a, Kan., Jan. 9.—The triumph of the Populists of Kansas, made possi ble at the polls in November, was ful filled today by the inauguration of Gov ernor Lewelling, The ceremony took place in the hall of the house of repre sentatives and was witnessed by prob ably the greatest crowd ever assembled in Kansas,on a similar occasion. Successful men secure fine tailoring with pleasing fit from H. A. Gets, 112 West Third street. TEN PAGES. SOLONS AT SACRAMENTO. Yesterday'B Doings in Senate and Assembly. The First Real Work of the Session Done. Congress Urged to Pass the Cami netti Bill. House Committees Announcer! —A I.»rt,« Number of Bills Introduced — A Republican Honatorfal Caucus. By the Associated Press. Sackambnto, Jan. 9.—The assembly was called to order at 11:36 a.m. by Speaker Gould. The roll call showed bat few absentees. The reading of the minntes was dispensed with. Chairman Drees of the mileage committee moved a correction in the amounts of mileage of certain members, as given in Thurs day's jonrnal. A number of petitions and resolutions were introduced. The assembly joint resolution urging congress to pass the Caminetti bill was referred to the committee on mines and mining. Shanahan moved an amend ment for the immediate transmission of the resolution to congress. Miller of Alameda requested an ex planation of the provisions of the Cam inetti bill. Price of Oroville and Vann of Colusa briefly expounded the benefit of the bill. Durst of Wheatland said his district had no objection to hydraulic mining under proper restrictions, but he did not think the Caminetti bill provides proper relief. Shanahan paid the matter had been discussed by the representatives of vari ous sections in convention and the bill unanimously endorsed. Aid to miners had always been met with blind, un reasoning opposition. Senator Stew art's committee would meet in Wash ington on Tuesday to consider the bill, and there was urgent need that the Cal ifornia legislature should declare itself. [Applause.] After further debate the roll was called on the adoption of the joint reso lution and resulted: Ayes, 73; noes, 5. A motion to consider the resolution as printed and to transmit it immedi ately to congress also carried. The committee on rules reported the adoption of the rules of the last session, with slight modifications. Kahn of San Francisco moved the substitution of the committees of the twenty-ninth session, 31 in number, for the 43 committees asked for by the ma jority party in the house. Thy motion provoked a warm debate, participated in by Kahn, O'Keefe of San Mateo, Dodge of Alameda, Duckworth of Mon terey and Sbanahan. A recess till 2 p. m. was then taken. On reconvening, the debate on the matter of increasing the number of com mittees was resumed. Kabn's motion wae lost—s4 to 44. PERSONNEL OP TUB COMMITTEES. Speaker Gould then announced the committees as follows, the first named of each committee being chairman : Agriculture—J. M. Larue of San Francisco; Jacobs, Vann, Perkins, O'Neill, Owen, Duffy. Apportionment and election laws — F. G. Finlayson of Lob Angeles; Hen drickson, Price, Blakeley, Sims, Simp son, Thomas of Santa Clara. Attaches and employes—J. M. Hurley of San Francisco; Mareton, Kahn, Ham ilton, Bennett of Orange. Chinese immigration and emigration —W. T. Boyer of San Francisco; Cusick, Bretz, Drees, Pendleton. Claims—T. W. Burke of San Francis co; Tendall, Godchaux, Duckworth, Mathews of San Benito, Adams, Bennett of Santa Clara. Constitutional amendments — Bert Schlesinger of San Francisco; Hamil ton, Sargent, Bretz, Mathewß of San Benito, Thomas of Nevada, Taggart. Commerce and navigation — God chaux,Carlson, Boyce, Burke, McGowan, Edmond of San Francisco, Buckley, Pneschel, O'Keefe, Dodge. Corporations—W. H. Alford of Tu lare ;Emeric,Godctiaux,Mordecai, Kerns, Mathews of Tehama,Schroebel, Bledsoe, Lynch. Counties and county boundaries—E. B. Price of Butler, Emeric, Luttringer, Taylor, Pueechel, Vann, Bennett of Santa Clara. County and township governments— Schroebel, Alford, Mordecai, Emeric,, Johnson of Santa Clara, Barlow, Talbot, Duckworth, Thomas of Santa Clara. Education — Sargeut, Hendrickson, Sims, McElroy, Miller, Simpson, Ben nett of Orange. Engrossment—Kennedy, Duffy, Con way, Wade, Johnson of Humboldt. Enrollment—O'Neill, McCauley, Gal lagher, Bledsoe, Perkinß. Fish and game—Emeric, Tendall, Schroebel, Alford, Chipman, Thomas, Androue. Federal relations—Sims, Brownlie, Gately, Raw, McGowan. Homestead and land monopoly—W. H, Gately, Marks, Huston, Kerne, An drous, Taylor, Talbot. Internal improvements — Gallagher, Gately, Duffy, McGowan, Raw, Cir. Irrigation—Carlson, Mordecai, Ham ilton. Finlayson. Curtis, Lynch, Stand art, Pendleton, Casterline. Judiciary — Shanahan, Hamilton, Sims. Kennedy, Schlesinger. Hendrick son, Mack. Finlayson, Alford, Anderson, Bledsoe, Miller, Dodge, O'Keefe, Simp son, Pendleton, Mar»ton, Bell, Thomaß of Nevada. Labor and capital—Conway, Burley, Boyce, Marks, Jacobßon, Barlow, Stand art, Johnson of Santa Clara, Bennett of Santa Clara. Military affairs—McCaulev, Shana han, McElroy, Carlson, Jacobson, Tay lor, Bennett ot Santa Clara. Mines and mining interests—Hamil ton, Price, Mack, Sargent, Shanahan, Raw, Standait, Carlson, Thomas of Nevada. Municipal corporations — Buckley, McCauley, Burke, Curtis, Conway, O'Neill, Bull, Kahn, Anderson, Wade, Androus. Public buildings and grounds—Curtis, PRICE FIVE CENTS. Gallagher, Sr.rgent, Mack, Larue, Tag gart, Caster'.ine, Duckworth, Bennett of Santa Clam. Public expenditures and accounts— J. ii. Mataews of San Benito, Mareton Hutson, facobson, Johnson of Hum boldt. Public Linda— Mack, Kennedy, Schles inger, Cunic, Larue. Jacobeon, Owen, Wade, The mas of Santa Clara. Public morals—Bledsoe, Luttringer, McElroy, Adams, Caeterline. Public printing—Hendrickson, Cu sick, Price, Putjchel, Barker, Durst, Talbot. Retrenchment—Marks, Hurley, Lut tringer, Owen. Barker. Crimes and penalties — Luttringer, O'Neill, Simpson, Durst, Bennett of Orange. Roads and highways—Duffy, Marston, Drees, Barlow, Barker, Bennett of Or ange, Johnson of Humboldt. State prison and reformatory institu tions—H. H. Johnson. Buckley, Schroe bel, McCauley, Alford, Gate)y,Androus, Taylor, Perkins. Swamp and overflowed lands—Pueß chel, Mack, Jacobß, Sims, Cusick, Me- Govern, McGowan, Otven, Durst, Cas terline. State hospital •-Mordecai, Tindall, Brownlie, Marks, Mathews of Tehama, Cbipman, Dodge. State library—Jacob, Puesche"!, Fin layson, Anderson, Vann. Ways and means—Mathews of Teha ma, Mordecai, Larue, Mack, Tindall, Kerns, Lynch, KahD, Barker. Water rights and drainatre—Cnsiok, Shanahan, Conwav, Hurley, Brownlie, Miller, Bretz, O'Keefe, Dodge. Viniculture and viticulture—Hutßon, Drees, Jacobs, Adams, Taggart, Mathews of Ban Benito, Blakely, Durst, Cbipman. \ osetnite valley and Mariposa grove of big trees —Marston, Larue, Johnson of Santa Clara, Blakely, Duckworth. Forestry—Brownlie, Burke, Conway, Miller. After announcing the standing com mittees. Speaker Gould said he would claim :U! the responsibility of the ap pointments on the county division com mittee, and he thought the committee absolutely impartial. He then asked the chairmen of the committees to in stantly dismiss any clerk found lobbying. A resolution by Mathews, empower ing the appointment of two clerks each on the ways and means, judiciary and appropriations committees, and one to the San Francisco delegation; alßo for one clerk to each of thH other 40 com mittees, carried 41 to 36. BILLS, ETC., INTRODUCED. After this subject was disposed of, the introduction of resolutions and bills followed. One hundred and forty three bills were introduced, among the more im portant being the old i.laim of D.Jor dan for $79,000 for work done at the Fol som state oii .. i; also bills by Larue for the preservation of fish and game; by Talbott, appropriating $10,000 to tend an expert into foreign countries to import parasites in the interest of horti culturists; by Simpson, to amend the mechanics' lien law; by Bennett, increasing the number of judges of the superior court of Santa Clara connty; appropriating $10,000 for sup plying beating and ventilating appar atus for the normal school at San Jose; appropriating $35,000 for furnishing the training department building of the San Jose normal school; by Conway, creat ing a police court in San Francisco county; by Anderson, appropriating $45,000 to purchase a residence for the governor; by Burke, appropriating $300,000 for 'a state building in San Francisco; by Carlson, for the organi zation and government of irrigation dis tricts ; by Baker, for the organization of Riverside county ; by Thomas, that the national guard shall not be used to quell disturbances growing out of strikes or lockouts, unless the corporation asking aid has first agreed on arbitration; by Androus, to prevent the overflow of streams and confine them to their natural channels ; by Sims, providing for the establishment of high schools in the state. Vann introduced a joint resolution favoring the free coinage of silver. Adams and Wade introduced joint resolutions relative to the construction of the Nicaragua canal. Shanahan introduced a bill abolishing the railroad commission, reassessing railroad property, the "scalper" bill of last session and a bill for the purity of elections, limiting the amount to be spent for election purposes to 5 per cent of the salary attached to the office. THE FEATURES OF THE DAY. The features of the day were the de bates on Price's concurrent resolution for the endorsement by the legislature of the Caminetti bill, now pendirg in congress, and on Kahn's motion limit ing the number of standing committees to 31, the same number as at the last session^ The passage of Price's resolution was opposed by Durst of Yuba, who said 'he Caminetti bill had been carefully exam ined by his constituency, and they did not want it. The farmers had never been in favor of its passage, said he, and it, would be tin just to the agriculturists along the Sacramento, Bear, Feather and American rivers. In a vigorous speech Shanahan said two mining conventions held in San Francisco were composed of mining and business men, agriculturists and people from all portions of the state. The elec tion of Caminetti in a Republican dis trict by a majority of 4000 shows con clusively that the people endorsed the bill. Sbanahan's speech was liberally applauded. Thomas of Nevada claimed that Durst did not represent the popular sentiment of his new constituency. Anderson of Sacramento asked that the resolution be referred to the proper committee, and go over for one day. He thought this action would give better satisfaction. On roll call the resolution carried, the only ones voting on the negative being Barlow, Durst, Jacobs, Thomas of Santa Clara and Vance. Kahn of San Francisco, speaking on his substitute to have the Standing com mittees number 31, said more commit tees would be a waste oi about $4000 of public money. Shanahan said that last seteion, al though there were only 31 committees at the start, special ones were afterwards created, with clerks and stenographers. Furthermore, the session was prolonged to 60 days, and the attaches got pay for all that time, increasing the assembly's [Continued on Filth Page.]