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The Blowing Up of the Nipsic Discredited. MR. BLAINE DISBELIEVES IT. Probability that Captain Mullan and His Gallant Tars are Still to the Fore. ? I Associated Press Ulsoatchcs to the HxaaLD. I San Francisco, March B.—Great prom inence is given by the papers to the rumor that an American man-of-war waß sunk in Samoan waters in a fight with the Gorman 'corvette Olga. While no credence is given to the report, the pub lication has occasioned a sensation, fol lowing the report from Kiel, a few days ago, of a reported engagement. The fact that the name of the vessel, alleged to have been sunk, is omitted, adds to the disbelief in the report, but it is assumed that the vessel is the Nipsic, Captain Mullan, commanding. Captain Schenck, Quartermaster of the United States Marine Corps, verifies the state ment that the Olga was supplied with torpedoes, which is not the case with the three American war vessels dispatched to Samoa. The steamship Alameda, of the Oceanic line, which left here for Aus tralia February 9th, touched at Tutuila, the southern island of tbe Samoan group, February 25th, and arrived at Auckland March 3d. Had any engage ment occurred at Apia she would prob ably have learned the fact at Tutuila and carried the news to Auckland, where the fact would have been cabled. It is con ceded that the information might not have reached Tutuila, as Apia ia seventy miles dittant, in time for the Alameda to carry the rows to Auckland. The steamship Zaalandia is due at this port March 16th, with news from Samoa down to March 2d. Washington, March B.—The story of an engagement between the German man-of-war Olga and an American man of-war in the harbor of Apia is generally discredited at the Navy Department. No information upon the subject has been received at the Department of State. It was said that news of an event of snch importance would surely have reached the United States at least as soon as a German sea coast city. New York, March ft—No credence is given to the Schlessische Zeitung's story cabled from Breslau to the Herald about a fight between American and German men-of-war. Even the Herald character izes it as sensational. Washington, March 8. —The Nipsic, which is supposed to be the American vessel referred to in the German publica tion, is rated as a wooden vessal of the third class, with six guns. Tho Vandalia and Trenton, which have, doubtless, reached Samoa by this time, are also wooden vessels, carrying eight and ten guns, respectively, aud their main bat teries. Most of these guns are smooth bore, but naval officers say that, at short range and against an unarmored vessel, such as the German vessel now in Sa moan waters is, these cannon are just as efficient as rifled ordnance. (Jnlesa the German gunboats have also been re inforced, the American fleet now at Apia is regarded as superior in offensive power, as its vessels are fresh from the repairers and the crews are strong in number. Washington, March B.—Sacretary Blame, this evening, in answer to an in quiry, said that the report of a conflict between the German and United States war vessels was, in his opinion, un worthy of credence. He regardod it as a mere stock-jobbing rumor, having no foundation whatever. Commodore Walker, of the Navy Department, held similar views. New York, March B—The Herald of this morning printed three columns of comment relative to the reported blow ing up of the United States ship Nipsic at Samoa by the German cruiser Olga. This report was printed in the Herald of March Bas a dispatch from Breslau, where the information of the encounter was first printed, is the basis of much comment, according to the Herald, in Washington, where its correspondent in terviewed naval officers with the re sults printed in the Herald this morning, and from which the following epitomiza tion is made: Commodore Sicard has no knowledge of the Nipsic having been sunk by a German torpedo, save such as is fur nished by the Herald's Breslau dispatch. Referring to tho torpedo armament of the German gunboats, Commodore Sicard said: "The working range of these torpedoes, to be fired witli accuracy, is about 400 yards. The German navy uses tho Schwartzkopff torpedo, which is made in Germany and nowhere else. It contains about 93 pounds of gun cotton, equal in force to 300 pounds of gun powder. They are launched from the side of the ship and after being properly aimed are shot into the water. They travel at a rate of 25 knots per hour, and if the Nipsic was within a short distance of the Olga it would have been impossi ble for her to have gotten out of the way." Commodore' Sicard said the Nipsic might have been in such a position that it was impossible for her to get out of torpedo range, premising that the re ported engagement actually took place. If such was the case it would fare very badly with her. Concluding, the Com modore added: ''The Trenton and Van dalia must be there by this time and if anything should have happened to the Nipsic, you may rest assured they will be beard from. Admiral Kimberly is a courageous officer. He will stand no non sense, and if there is any trouble will give an oxcellent account of himself." Commodore Harmony, Assistant Sec retary of the Navy Department, was dis posed to doubt the correctness of the re ported sinking of the Nipsic. He said: "Of course I do not think there ia any truth in the report, but npon the state ment of the possible condition I make my comments. If the Olga did bom bard the town and injure American property and American citizens, the commander of the Nipsic would protest first, and then, failing to secure protec tion to oor interests, would open fire. A naval officer has all the discretion any one has. He can make war without orders, if in his judgment the circum stances demand it." To the Herald correspondent Admiral Porter said: "As I understand it, the officers who were sent down there were under instructions to be very careful and conservative, and therefore, it is not likely they were provoked into such a rupture. I do not think tbe report is true, for many reasons. I have noticed several sensational items in. the German papers of late of a disparaging nature as to the United States. Again, if an eleven-inch shell exploded between the decks of the Olga, it is not likely she was in a condi ; ion 13 have used torpedoes on the Nip THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 9, 1889. sic. An officer, knowing his business, would have fired at the Olga's water line, lying, as they were, close together and that would settle her." Regarding the authenticity of the news of tbe encounter, the Herald refers to the fact that a German ship with the news might have reached Auckland within four or five dayß of the occurrence and cabled the fact to Germany, while the American dispatch officer, stationed there by the Navy Department, would be ob liged to await the arrival of the regular steamers. Washington, March B.—The perplex ing feature of the Samoa report is the ab-enee of the date on which the en gagement is said to have taken place. This once established, it would be easy to determine whether the Nipsic was the only American vessel in the harbor at the"time or whether she had been re inforced by the arrival of the Tronton aud Vandalia. THE STATK SOI.O-NS. The Hill Dividing: I.os Angeles County Uocs to tbe Uovernor. Sacram knto, Maich 8 —The Assembly bill, making appropriations for the pur chase of additional jute machinery and the erection of additional buildings for the manufacture of jute goods for the State prison at San Queutin and provid ing for fixing the price at which jute goods shall he sold •by the State, was taken up and passed as amended. The third reading of the Omnibus County Government bill waR taken up and the reading continued till recess. In the Senate, this afternoon, the sub stitute for the Constitutional Amendment relative to the framing and adoption of charters by cities containing lees than 50,000 inhabitants, was adopted. The Assembly bill, an act to authorize County Surveyors lo survey the unsur veycd lands of the State, was read a third time and pasfed. The bill tocreate the county of Orange, pasned by a vote of 37 ayes to 7 noes. The Omnibus County Government bill was then taken up again and finaliy passed. In the Senate to-night, Moftit intro duced his Mutual Insurance bill and will, to-morrow, ask that tho rules be suspended and it be speedily sent to the Assembly.^ Moflit, of Alameda, was given permis sion this evening to reintroduce the Senate bill for mutual insurance, which the Governor vetoed recently, and put ting the Insane Asylum bill of Agnews on the same footing as the other State asylums, to be declared a matter of urgency and passed. Wilson called his motion to reconsider the votes by which certain appointees of the Governor were refused confirmation, but after debute i' was made a special order for to-morrow. THE ASSE.MIILV. Sacramento, March B.—ln the Assem bly this morning, after a long discussion on tbe State Alining Bureau bill appro priating $100,000, it finally passed. The Assembly refußed to reconsider the Glenn ccunty bill and it now goes to the Governor. In the Assembly this afternoon, Lowe's resolution to adjourn at midnight to- | morrow was made a special order for , Monday. The naval militia concurrent | resolution was adopted. Three San j Qoentin bills, appropriating $20,000 to build an asylum for insane prisoners, was | made a special order for to-morrow. A lengthy discussion on the bill ap i pointing a Board of Examining Engineers was made a special order for Monday . afternoon. The Act closing the sash and ; blind factory at San Quentin was passed. Second reading of bills till recess. The Assembly to-night reconsidered the vote which defeated the bill of the Fi.*h Commissioners to introduce game birds, and amended it to protect them for ( ■"> years. The Senate bill was finally , passed. The Adult Blind Fund bill making an | available appropriation of 'f(>5,000 to sup- ; port the Home of the Adult | Blind, and the bill for appointment of a State veterinary surgeon wer* pissed. Three bills for the improvement of the State Capitol grounds, to enlarge the State printing oflice, amending the Stockton Insane Asylum Act. fitting a vault in the State Capitol, the appropria tion for the employees of the State Capitol grounds, to provide stone steps 1 for the Capitol ground, to pay tho claim of Mrs. Lemmon, to pay the deficiency in the appropriation for armory rent, uniforms, etc., of the National Guard, were passed. , The Assembly to-night passed the fol lowing Assembly bills: Providing an additional insane asylum (Agnew'si; providing for the maintenance, support and discharge of persons in insane asy lums ; to provide for the erection of new buildings for the Stockton Asylum; for furnishing a boiler-house and repairing the buildings of the Stockton Asylum; the Senate bill making an appropriation for printing California pure wine labels. The Reform School BUI. Special to tho Hf.rald.l Capitol, Sacramento, March 8, 1889. The Damron Reform School bill passed the Senate to-day. Stephen M. White. Santa Ana Kejoicea. Santa Ana, March B.—Great rejoicing followed the reception of the intelli gence to-night that the Orange County bill had passed the Senate. Flags and banners were thrown to the breeze and Ihe noise of firecrackers mingled with the* strains of music from bands parud ing the streets. Fireworks illuminated the sky and calcium lights the streets, while speeches were made in the open air or toasts drunk at an improvised ban quet. doing for MclJoiiib. Sacramento, March B.—The prison investigation was resumed this evening. J. X Luttrell testified at length in regard to the juta mill at San Quantin, and said it was a failure. If transferred to Folsom where water power could be used it would pay. He also related instances of mismanagement of the prison under McComb. Disputed Shrievalty. San Francisco, March B—The con tested election case of Lord against Duußter, for the office of Sheriff of Nevada county, came up before the Su preme Court to-day. On behalf of Dun ster the proposition was submitted to the Court in bonk as to whether it had juris diction in the matter, and argument on this point will be continued to-morrow. A Heward for the Murderer*. Sacramento, March B.—The Governor has offered a reward of $250 for the ar rest of each of the murderers implicated in the killing of Gabert and Bentley, in the l'ixley train robbery. Sent Mown I'or l,tfe. Woodland, Cal., March B.—Lew Kit, the Chinaman who murdered hie countryman, Lew Haw, at Knight's Landing, last November, was to-day sentenced to imprisonment for life. A Mexican Suicide. i Yuma, A. T., March B.—Augustine Hico, a Mexican, committed suicided i here to day by shooting himself through the left breast. Despondency is supposed - to be the cause. AT THE WHITE HOUSE. How the President's Time is Fully Occupied. PESTERED BY MANY VICTORS. The Claims of the Candidates for Office Vigorously Pushed by Delegations. I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. , Washington, March B.—The' rush of visitors to the White House continued to-day, but they were much less numer ous than on previous days. For the first time since be entered the White House, the President waß able to devote the en tire forenoon to visitors having business with him. He received upstairs in his office and was with them from 10 o'clock until nearly 1. Among those who called during that time was Vice-President Morton, with Senator Hiscock, General B. F. Butler, Smaters Quay, Paddock, Dolph, Stewart, Mitchell, Sherman, Stanford, Representative McKinley, Lew Wallace, F.x-Senator Saunders and Xx- Ssnator Druce. Senator Palmer, General Lew Wallace and Mr. Clarkeon, of lowa, took lunch with the President and Mrs. Harrison to-day, after which the President gave a public reception, which, on account the large number of people who had assem bled outside the White House, was held' upon tho portico, the President merely bowing his acknowledgements as tbe crowd riled before him. He then retired for rest and subsequently gave an audi ence to a thousand or more persons who obtained access to the Red Room. No hand-shaking was indulged in. The entire recepuon lasted from 1:80 to 2:30 o'clock. At the latter hour Mrs. Harrison held a card reception. The Indiana delegation called in a body on the President this morning, and urged i nut ex-Congressman Johnston, of Indi ana, who was defeated for re-election last November, be made Commissioner oi" Pensions. The other candidates for this office are Coporal Tanner, of New York, General lirowne, of Cincinnati, and private Vaughn, of lowa. Tire Pacific coast delegation called on the President in the interest of John F. Swift, of California. It is said they are, tit yet, undecided what oflice they want for him. WASHINGTON DRIFT. Notes ol movement* and Incidents at tbe Capitol. Washington, March B.—Secretary Blame received a number of diplomatic representatives of foreign governments this morning. Ex-Secretary Whitney left Washington for New York this morning. All the chiefs of oureaus, of the Navy Depart ment and many personal friends were at the station to say farewell. Postmaster-General Wanamaker has purchased from the Frelinghuysen estate the elegant residence which had been, until recently, the home of ex-Secretary Whitney. The price paid for the house and part of the furniture is understood to have been $80,000. Congressman Townsend, of Illinois, who has been seriously ill for several days, with pneumonia, is reported to night to be dying. Secretary Windom assumed active charge of the Treasury department to day. He was busy with callers mo3t of the day, and found a difficulty in the transaction of the necessary routine busi ness of the department. He informed the Associated Press reporter that the purchase of bonds would be continued, for the present at least, and added that he had not yet had time to give the sub ject proper consideration. It is now regarded as practically set tled that Charles E. Coon, of New York, will be appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury to succeed Governor Thompson, aud that Geo. C. Technor, of Illinois, now special agent of the Treas ury, will be appointed Assistant Secre tary to succeed Judge Maynard. It is expected that these names will be in cluded in the number of nominations to be sent to the Senate Monday. Ex-Secretary and Mrs. Fairchild left Washington for New York, and ex-Sec retary Endicott for Boßton, to-day. In the United States Supreme Court to-day, ex-Attorney-General Garland in troduced to the court his successor, Wm. H. H. Milier, and his letter of com mission was placed on record. Washington, March B.—Assistant At torney-General Howard has tendered his resignation. It is understood he will be requested to continue in office until the adjournment of the Court of Claims in June. Ex-Secretary and Mrs. Fairchild left this afternoon for New York. Secretary Windom had a long inter view with Fairchild last night in relation to the business of the Treasury Depart ment. N. T. N. Robinson, of Louisiana, law clerk to Attorney-General Garland,to-day tendered his resignation. Tin; inter-state conimissio n. Stringent Rules to Be Strictly Obeyed b> Common Carriers. Washington, March B.—The Inter- State Commerce Commission to-day issued a lengthy circular calling the at tention of common carriers to the pro visions of tho recent amendments to the Inter-State Commerce act, and urging that especial care be taken to avoid vio lations thereof. Among the declarations of the amended portions is one to the effect that no advance shall be made in joint rates, fares or charges, except after ten days' notice to the Commis sion, and no reduction shall be made except after three days' notice. The time in each case is to be computed from the day when the no tice of the change reaches the office of the Commission in Washington. The transportation of passengers or the right over continuous lines or routes operated by more than one carrier upon through tickets or through billing, necessarily implies the existence of joint tariffs. In the future, all advances and reductions in joint tariffs will be given the same publicity as required in the ease of indi vidual carriers. Another amendment m.kesitnow an indictable offence for any carrier to participate in the recep tion of compensation either above or below the established rates for the transportation of any joint traffic what soever. The Commission is required 1 to execute and enforce the provisions of ' the act, and it is made the duty of any district attorney of the United States, upon the request of the Commission, to institute ana prosecute all necessary pro i ceedings for that purpose. These rules apply equally to joint and individual i tariffs. ! Regarding export traffic, the commit tee understands that the through rate is determined by the addition of the ocean rate prevailing from the point of export; therefore the inland rate to euch point of export is subject to the foregoing regula t Hons. SWIFT IN FAVOR. lie Uets Ilia Less Cudcr tbe Presi dent's Mahogany. Washington, March B.—John F. Swift of fan Francisco, dined en famille with the President and Mrs. Harrison at the White House to-nigbt. Swift denies most strenuously that he is an ap plicant for a foreign mission or any other office, though there is gossip in well-informed political circles that Mr. Swift can have any posi tion within the gift of General Harrison to which he may aspire. A Disastrous Blaze. ■ Louisville, Ky., March B—The most, disastrous fire, in respect of loss of prop erty, that has occurred here in Beven years broke out at noon to-day in the basement of Kleinhaus & Simouson's clothing-house, West Market Btreet. In fifteen minutes the blaze had spread ttirough three large stores and was leap ing through the roof. Soon after, the roof fell, and, a little later, two large sec tions of the side walls. With one of these, the rear of H. Strauss's dry goods house went down. A strong west wind was blowing, and when the rear of Strauss's store fell in, sending a mass of flames upon the loose structures in the block, it seemed inevitable that the block would all burn. After a hard fight, however, tho firemen gained control and confined the flames to the Strauss place. One fireman was painfully and another slight ly hurt, Kleinhaus it Simonson's loss on the stock is $285,000, on the buildings $67,000, the Newcome building $25,000, Strauss's stock $40,000, and the Churchill building $6,000. The insurance amounts to about $255,227. The Disputed C.overnorship; Charleston, W. Va., March B.—The Gubernatorial cases began this morning in the Supreme Court. Tho position taken by the counsel for Governor Wii- Bon ia that a declaration of the result is absolutely necessary to give General Gofl the title and, without such declara tion, no Court has the right to declare him Governor; and that the whole mat ter is in the hands of the Legislature. The Republican side insisted that the peo ple have selected Golf and that thecerti ficates sent up show it, and if the Legis lature did not do its duty, the Court must see that justice is done. To Widen the liaugc. Denver, Colo., March B.—TheDenver, Rio Grande and Western have placed with the North Chicago Rolling Mills an order for the first lot of heavy steel rails in furtherance of their plans of widening their gauge and furnishing a neutral con nection from Colorado to Salt Lake and Ogden free, on equal terms to all lines east and west of the Rocky Mountains and of a uniform gauge with them. Secretary Tracy Dined. Washington, March B.—Colonel Elli- 1 ott F. Shepherd, of the New York Mail ' and Express, gave a dinner this evening at rhe Arlington Hotel to Hon. Benjamin i F. Tracy, Secretary of the Navy. Among the guests were a number of prominent i men. ' THE SOLDIERS' Home. A Hundred Recruits Drafted From the Yonnlvllle institution. San Francisco, MarchNf—At a meet ing of tho Veterans' Home Association this afternoon, Colonel Brown of the National Home at Ssnta Monica, ad dressed the gentlemen present on the situation at his institution which he described at some length. In conclusion, he said he was present in pursuance of instructions to accept any of the inmates of Yountville which the Association may desire to send to Santa Monica. Secretary Rock well, of the Association, and Col onel Brown will go to Yountville to-day to arrange for the transfer of about 100 veterans "to be sent south. The Yountville home is now overcrowded, and the idea is to make room for appli cants who are refused admittance because there is no accommodation for them. THE NEVADA SOLOS*. The Oovcrnor Reads tbe House a Lecture on Its l.nsslness. Carson, Nov., March B.—The session of the Legislature closed last exening. President of the Senate Evan Williams was presented with a diamond locket, Speaker Coffin with a gold-headed cane, and H. H. Beck, Speaker pro tern., with a gold watch. Williams gave the mem bers of tbe Senate a banquet at midnight, after adjournment. The last sensation of tbe session was the Governor's message scoring the House for indefinitely postponing the Wells Revenue bill. The bill passed tbe Senate, but required five hours to read, and as the session was drawing to a close the House decided to shelve it. Thomp son, of Reno, denounced the action of tho Governor in a speech, and made a motion not to spread it on tbe minutes. Passed by 22 to 13. The Flume Company Sued. San Francisco, March B.—John T. Little, real estate dealer and broker, of this city, has sued the San Diego Flume Company for $2,500 commissions for ne gotiating a loan of $100,000, at 12 per cent per annum interest, from the capi talist, James Phelan, for the company. Superior Judge Lawlor has rendered judgment in favor of Little for $1,000. Towne Won't Resign, San Francisco, March B—Colonel Crocker, of the Southern Pacific, again makes a positive statement that there is no truth in the re ported statement that General Manager A. N. Towne will resign his position to devote his attention to the duties of Third Vice-President. Towne will con tinue to be Oeneral Manager. "Jim" mcC'ord Dead. San Francisco, March B.—James Mc- Cord, formerly superintendent of the Sutter Street Railroad Company, in which capacity ho was tried, with Robr. Morrow, for jury-bribing, but acquitted, died to-night from the effects of cancer of the stomach. Spinal Disease. DX. FLINT'S REMEDY should be taken whenever there is feltpsin or soreness iv the back, or uneasiness in the extremities, In creased by motion, as these aro the premoni tory symtoms of spinal congestion. Descrip tive treatise with each bottle; or, address Mack Drue Co., N. Y. Vas Fixtures! t.as Fixtures! The largest stock of gas fixtures in the oltv; the most beautiful pa terns at S. M. Perry's, No. 30 Sonth Main street. Try tbe monarch Paint, The only absolutely pure lead, oil and zinc paint in the city. Por sale by J. M. Blaokburn, 310 South Spring street. Each little brook, esch mountain river. Smoke Grand Republic Buffos once, and then forever. Don't Pay Si.AO for Otber Brands When yon can get the Crown lor less. PARNELL SPEAKS OUT He Shows the Only Way to Rule Ireland, CALLS BALFOUR A MUSHROOM, | And Asserts That Ireland is Indis solubly Linked to the Rest of the Empire! I Associated Press Disparehes to tbe Hkeald. I London, March B.—A banquet was given by tho "Eighty" Ciub this even ing in honor of Lord Spencer. Mr. Lock ' wood presided. Lord Rosebery, Sir Wil liam Vernon Harcourt, Mr. Parnell, Mr. Morley, Sir Charles Russell and other 1 prominent gentlemen wero present. Par nell received an ovation. Lord Spen cer, responding to the toast of his health, congratulated Parnell upon the vin dicalion of his character against attacks which, in vehemence and wickedness, surpassed any that had ever been made against a living man. He dealt at length with Irish affairs and expressed confidence that Gladstone would live to carry au improved Home Rule bill. In response to loud cries for a speech, Parnell rose to his feet and was greeted with enthusiastic cheers. He referred to Lord Spencer as "Gladstone's policy of conciliation," and said hiß opinion was worth more than the judg ment of a hundred mushrooms like Balfour. Loid Spencer, after all his expetienco, had acknowledged the truth of what he himself maintained, that the only way to govern Ireland, within the Constitution, was to allow her to govern herself in all matters that do not interfere with the wellbeiog of the rest of the Empire, with which Ireland is indissolubly linked. Lord Roseberry, in proposing a vote of thanks, also con gratulated Parnell. Tbe Flurry In Copper. Paris, March 8, 2:30 p. m. —Comptoir il'Escompte shares are falling, and are now quoted at 480 francs. Boefete dcs Metaux shares are quoted at 105 francs. The Bank of France has advanced 100,000,000 francs to the Comptoir d'Escom pte, sufficient to cover the amount of deposits withdrawn from the latter bank. The Englieh copper companies have accepted a proposal made by the copper syndicate to reduce the output during 1880 20 per cent., and postpone deliveries two months. The failure of the syndicate is not thought likely. The Rothschilds, if not directly interested, have fostered it by proxy and would be unwilling to have any concern with which they are con nected collapse. Paris, March B.—The bourse closed better. Comptoir d' Escompte shares 520 francs, Rio Tinte Bhares 380, Socie c dcs Meteaux shares 185. New York, March B.—There is much ' speculative interest in copper to-day. '■ The fact that the Bank of France had come to the assistance of the Comptoir d' Escompte staggered the bears, but prices are fractionally lower. April, $14.00; May, $13.50. Boston, March B—The directors of all the Boston copper mining companies have ratified the action of their execu tive officers iv New York in regard to the French syndicate. New York, March 8. —Late in the day the following cable was received from London : "Operators in London predict that tho end of the copper trust is near, and a scheme, devised to keep it up iv tho eyes of the public, merely processes to arrange for easier liquidation. It is apparent that th se securities have been forced by artificial means upon the Con tinental markets, and heavy realizing is inevitable." In reference to the situation a promi nent bear operator who, at one time, held very close relations with the syndi cate, prophesied the early downfall of the French corporation, lie argued that, even if all the mines stopped producing, it would not change the result, as the present stock was far in excess of the consumption. The failure of the syndi cate, he thought, would not materially affect the American market. John Stanton, treasurer of the Central Mining Company, one of the American mines with which the syndicate con tracted, expressed his belief in tho solidity of the syndicate. The Bank of France. Stanton, added, would certainly not make money advances in excess of the value of the copper held ao security. Paris, March B.—lt is understood that the Bank of France's advance is com pletely covered by discounted bills which the Comptoir d'Escompte holds. A European storm. London, March B.—A fearful storm has been raging in tbe south of Russia for three days. Vessels in Black Sea ports aro unable to proceed. Railway traffic is stopped in a part of Austria. Anarchists Blown Up. Zurich. March B—While a party of students were making bombs to-day, an explosion occurred, killing one and wounding several others. Many arrests wero made. The Samoan Conference. Berlin, March 8. —Several papers an nounce that the Samoan conference will open about the 13th inst. Ten Per tent Off. Tha above reduction win be made on all boots and shoes seld by us this day. Mkykb, Lewis & Co., 101 aud lo:t North Spring street. The Grand Republic, Cigarro is the only cigar that pleases everybody. 5 cents apiece. EXECUTORS' SALE. Valuable Farm :}:2<i;} ACRES ON BRAN NAN ISLAND BEI.ONOINH TO THE ESTATE OF THE lute DX. F. /.KILE, situated iv Sacramento county about one mile below and opposite the town of Rio Vista, fronting about oue mile on the Sacramento river and extending along the north bank of Seven-Mile slough nearly three and a half miles, and including valuable im provement?, such as honses,barns, warehouse, etc , with some personal property. About 700 acres now under a lease which expires Decem ber. IS9O. —ALSO, — 1004 acres, more or lees, situated on ANDROS ISLAND, at the junction on Oeorgiana slough and the Moquelumne river, with about two snd a half miles of navigable water froutate. These lands are thoroughly reclaimed, con venient to market, and are unsurpassed fur productiveness by auy in the State. To be sold subject to the approval of the Pro bate Court. Bids will be received at the office of the ex ecutors, IHT Montgomery street, can Francisco, I where maps of the property may be se»n and snch further information had as may he re quired. 0. LIVERMORE, K. U. TAFT, Executor*. San Francisco, February 25,1880. ■ m2tf FINAXHH4I.. BONDS MR SALE. We take pleasure In offering to the Investing public a limited riainber of the first mortgage, (i per cent, coupon bonds of the Lowe Gas and Electric Co. OF LO9 ANGELES. Funds to be used for the farther extension of I the company's plant and street mains to various parts of the city, Including several large sec tions not vow supplied with ga«. The past year's business of the company has t h wn its ability to supply the public with a very Superior Quality of Uas for both l.ieht and Fuel. At such rates that all can use it, and at the same time return satisfactory profits to tbe holders of its securities The fact that gas is one of the prime necessities of the people makes this business gnr>d even in dal) times, snd hence the reason why investors generally give preference to this elans ot securities The London Economist, in a recent number, stales that "after a long and carefnl invtstiga tlon as to the be-t payiugandsafcstiuvehtments presented during the past sixty years, gas in vestments have proved tbe moßi satisfactory." To remove all doubts as to the desirability of the investment, WE RKFEB TO NUMEROUS HOLDERS OF THE SECURITIES AMONGST THE UEST CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES, to gether with a statement of the growrn of the company's business and its prospects for the future. Each purchsser of tbe present issue of bonds WILL RECEIVE AS BONUS A LIBERAL STOCK INTEREST IN THE COMPANY, which, in time, is likely to become more valuable than the secured bonds themselves. We (hall be pleased to furnish all further in formation that may be desired. Los Angeles Safe Deposit anil Trust Co. J. H. BURKS, Secretary. Northwet-t corner Temple and New High sts. Gas, Water and Street Railroads Are the best paying institutions on the Pacific Coast. They bupply three oi the prime neces sities nf the people, and iv goou towns, never fail to pay large dividends. Three openings, in different cities, now exist where parties with from $10,000 to $50,000 can make safe and exceedingly profitable in vestments, with paying official positions, if de sired. For lull particulars call on or address C. F. CRONIN, Attorney, Lanfranco Building, room 40, No. 118 North Main street, Los Angeles mltf 'lIM i.l.i. \ M.i;l m. REMOVED AND CHANGED HANDS, THE AGENCY FOR THE LIGHT RUNNING Domestic. The only place in this city to get new DOMES TIC MACHINES is from C. D. FOWLE, 207 South Spring Street. (Near Third Street.) fl2 lm Our Next Popular EXCURSION Leaves the First-street Depot at 10 A. a. On Saturday, March 9,1889, On Special Train from LOS ANGELFS TO HOTEL del CORONADO. ROUND-TRIP #3.50. Good for three days, or extended at the rate of $1 per day. GRAND BALL ON SATURDAY EVENING, And various other pleasures during the stay of the excursionists. Tickets for sale at Santa Fe Office, North spring st. or at First st. Depot. For further Information call at the Coronado Agency, corner of Spring and Franklin streets. n!6-3m REMOVED -TO— No. 17 North Spring St., Where we will continue to sc'.l Diamonds, Watches —AND— Jewelry AT REMARKABLY LOW FIGURES. Money Loaned on Collateral. M. M. LOEWENTHAL, PROPRIETOR, Union Loan Office. no lm CALIFORNIA LANDS NEAR LOS ANGELEB! THE 81mi Land A Water Co., of Los Angeles Csl., have for Sale a Urge body of fine fruit, Icrmiug aud grating lands, well watered, and located In one of the most attractive and health ful portions of Southern California. They offer lands from •.. to **HI Per acre on very i easy terms to actual settlers, and will make special Inducements to Colonists. For Maps, Price Usts, and full information, address H. W. POINDEXTKK, Secretary, IS West First St., I.os Angeles, Cal. ja22 3m 5