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IN CITY REAL ESTATE CONTINUE BRISK, WITH AN INCREASING DErIAND FOR SNAP BARGAINS. SEE SIXTH PAGE. VOL. XXXIX. NO. 136. PREPARATORY i -L TO OUR SPRING OPENING, WE ARE OFFERING A LARGE LINE OF ! MI'S PANTS i BATS CMXI AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. MULLEN, BLUETT I GO. COR SPRING AND FIRST STS. crystalTalace, 138-140-142 S. MAIN SX. ON SPECIAL SALE THIS WEEK: A LINE OF FINK ENGLISH PORCELAIN CHAMBER SETS, In stx-Diece or ten-piece sets. We are selling them at a lower price than * * ever beiore. WE SHOW THE LARGEST AND FINEST ASSORTMENT OF DINNER SETS In the city, at prices that cannot be beaten. CALL AND SEE THEM AND BE CONVINCED. | MEYI3EKG BROS. (OPENING DAY SPRING AND SUMMER, 1893. Silk, Stiff and Soft Hats -2NOW READY.i^- D E SMO N D, THE .HATTER AND MEN'S FURNISHER, No i4i S. Spring St., - Bryson-Bonebrake Block. ♦ "T jr TILLIAMSON BROS., having purchased ior nT/T 2 VV cash, at a very huge discount, the stock oi r\\\i * PIANOS and' ORGANS carried by W. T. L/I\J ♦ Somes, are offerina: the same at groatly reduced priceß. »~ n n ,un £ These goods must be sold at once to make room ior DilDPlllMV * NEW STOCK irom the east. Intending purchasers NHltllt\ \ 11 U * wi " do woll t0 inB P ect ' be se bargains at _in— I Williamson's Music Store, rjrniTrxn I % 327 south spring st. 1 lUMI l< \ I i Largest stock oi Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, 1 lilllUU I £ Music Books, etc., in town. Standard and White 215 lm <a Sewing Machines, and nil supplies. 327 S. Spring st. Fred. A. Salisbury DEALER IN WOOD, COAL, HAY, GRAIN AND CHARCOAL AND THE CELEBRATED WELLINGTON COAL. No. 345 South Spring Street. Tel. 226 TUi ■■' - ■ ■-- ~ss.T"" v 1 ""™.,"'i". v"■ r.y '~'.* •-.••::"-. m .'2z:r——jiTZ\r. ~'jb Harjcock Bariqing, Wholesale and \>,-t ,v Sealer ln WELLINGTON LUMP COAL And Catalina Soapstone Wall Finish. This material la lire prool, has a beautlf al tint, ana can be washed without Injury. OOca: 130 W. Eeeond street. Tel. 36. -:- Yard: 836 N. Main street. Tel, 10* FINE CARRIAGES HAWLEY, KING & CO., Columbus Buggy Co. New Haven Carriage Co. Bingliamton Fancy Buckboards. Geneva Carriage Co. Branch Carriage Repository, 210-212 N. Main St. FARM IMPLEMENTS At Our Store, 164-168 North Los Angeles Street. The Herald LOS ANGELES: FRIDAY MOENING, FEBRUARY 24, 1893. THE FIGHT WILL COME OFF Charley Mitchell Seems to Mean Business. The Sports Believe He Is Acting in Good Faith. He Will Not Meet Brady in Canada to Sign Articles. A Battle Agreed Upon Without Further Dickering— Corbett Reported 111 at Minneapolis—A Light- Weight Contest* By the Associated Press. New York, Feb. 23.—Charley Mitchell has made a public declaration that he will not meet William A. Brady, Cor bett's manager, in Canada Saturday to sign articles, despite tbe fact tbat he gave his word that he would. This afternoon he said he wants the $10,003 stake money deposited in New Orleans. Beiore Mitchell left the Gedney house this afternoon he issued a letter in which he says he came to this country ior no other purpose than to fight Corbett. In order to complete the arrangements ior a tight he conceded point after point to Corbett. After conceding practically everything, he says the police threaten to arrest him if his deposit of $10,000 ie made or articles signed. Mitchell says he is not anxious to be sacrificed upon the law's altar for violation of the statutes against pug ilistic encounters, and proposes that Corbett shall meet him in some state where articles may be signed without transgressing tbe laws. To this end he euagests New Orleans. It virtually means that Mitchell wants to light in Louisiana and not in tbe north. It is said Corbett will insist upon fighting before the Coney Island Athletic club, so it is most likely tbe match will fall through. Brady, it is said, will drop Mitchell and make a match with Peter Jackson on Monday. Brady and Mitch ell met tonight and the meeting resulted in the proposed trip to Canada being abandoned, and tho matoh being virtu ally declared off. LATER —THE FIGHT WILL TAKE FLACK. Judging from the latest developments the Mitchell-Corbett light will take place. William A. Brady, Corbett's manager, and Mitchell, accompanied by Squire Abingdon, met at the Gedney house tonight, and hid a conference. The result was tbat both men agreed to fiat.* and do away with further dicker ing. Mitchell has already deposited a certified check for $iO,OOO with a well known sporting man whose name both parties refused to make public, leßt he be arrested. The stakeholder is satis factory to both Brady and Mitchell. The articles of agreement will most likely be signed in private and not at New Or leans or in Canada. Mitchell has not gone to Canada, as given out this evening. He will not leave the city for several days at least. Brady left on the 12 o'clock train for Boßton. Beiore going he said he thought Mitchell is now sincere in hia desire to arrange a match. The match may be made tomorrow or Saturday. MITCHELL WANTS A SMALL KINO. Mitchell said tonight the smaller the ring in which he meets Corbett the bet ter it will suit him. He eaid be would give Corbett $1000 for every foot he will allow the ring to be made smaller than the regulation size. He says he is going to New Orleans to witness the Hall- Fitzßimmons fight, and not to make a match. The opinion prevails here among sport ing men that Mitchell does not want to fight in the north, but prefers to go south. Mitchell denies this, and said be would as soon fight here aB in New Orleans. POLICE WILL NOT INTERFERE. Niagara Falls, Ont., Feb. 23.—There is no truth in the report that the chiei of the Ontario police has received in structions to arrest or in any way inter fere with the Mitchell-Corbett party when they come here to sign articles for a fight. The town council unanimously decided not to interfere with the fight ers on their arrival and the mayor says be will not rebel against the action taken hy the local authorities. CORIIETT SICK ABED. Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 23.—Fighter James Corbett is sick at his hotel here, Buffering from the effectß oi a severe cold contracted Tuesday after taking a five-milo run. Hie company gave no performance tonight. A Light Weight Fight. Buffalo, N. V., Feb. 23.—8i11y Welch of this city and At O'Brien of Philadel phia, light weights, met in the arena of the Buffa'o Athletic club tonight for a purse of $1000 and a side stake of a like amount. O'Brien was the favorite in the betting and won in the tenth round by a knock-ont blow. A Self-Coiifcssed Umbesaler. Wilminggon, Del., Feb. 23.—I'eter T. E. Smith, paying teller of the First National bank of this city, is a self con fessed embezzler to the amount oi $55,900, and he is now in charge of the United States marshal and will be given a bearing tomorrow. Smith pleaded that the money was spent on his family. His method wae to take can celled checks from the Bate and put them on the spindle through the old cancella tion holes and pocket the amount of the check, the last payment not being charged against tbe depositary. Bank Examiner Stone says tbe bank ie solid and fully able to pay the depositors every cent. Smith had been taking money for 15 years. Dropped Doad tn the Street. Dcs Moineb, la., Feb. 23.—Gen. W. R. Ankeuy, one of the oldeet and moat prominent business men of the city, dropped dead on the street this morn ing. MORE FORGED PAPERS. Further Frauds Unearthed In the Cap ltol Bank Failure at Lincoln. Keb. Omaha, Neb., Feb. 23.—The Bee's special from Lincoln, Neb., Bays: An other lot of forged papers, aggregating $200,000, has been brought to light in the Capitol National bank case. One batch oi notes is now in the hands of attorneys for collection for eastern banks, amounting to $Ivtooo, signed by an ex-employee of MoshJK named Hurl hut, ami endorsed by Jrfeher as presi dent of the Oapitol NstioHtl bank,floated by Mosher and the monefsequoetsred by him. Mosher admits thatsne pot the cash, but refuses to say of it went. It is now stated by cafaervative men who are intimate with fjse affairs of the institution, that the bakk'a liabilities will exceed: $1,200,000, ijßh assets prac tically nothing. Moshi* admits that his efforts to raise niongy to settle the shortage failed. It is nqjj expected that the bank will pay to oJ69ed 10 ssnts on the dollar. It has alee come out that the amount of county fßfl city funds on deposit was greatly in sxcess of what was first given out, and the treasurers are accordingly greatly ."concerned. In the legislature today a Meolution order ing that immediate slips bs taken to protect the Btate passed* RICH FLACKRB JDHFED, * 1 ■* Desperate Prospector* Fighting for Clalm* ln I'taii. Qkkbn Rivmt, Utah, Feb. 23.—Re ports are just received of the jnmping of 0000 acres of rich placers at the foot of Orescent gulch, in the Henry moun tains. Three hundred desperate pros pectors are on the gronnd gnarding the claimß with Wiuchesteir). A townsite ie also involved. Desultory shooting is frequent. No one $ias yet been killed. Two saloons outfits from Salt Lake city i add iuel to tho flames. The prospectors aro de termined to protect at jail hazards their new locations. Rurnoys also prevail re garding shootings on Gardner's Bull Creek townsite. This cannot, however, he corroborated at the present writing. More than 100 prospectors I aye crossed the Colorado river botmd for the Henry mountains within the last week. NOTHING TO SH*»W FOR IT. The South Dakota Wo*3d's Fair Commis sioner ln Trouble. Rapid City, S. I)., 'Feb. 23—M. 11. Day, world's fair commissioner from South Dakota, and president of the Rapid Valley Horse Ranch company, was arrested on the charge of selling GO horses to the company, which were already mortgaged. \He waived ex amination and gave Vii.il. An attorney for the eastern .str* rjoldera. ii hero. He alleges that his clients have been victimized and makes charges of forgery and fsjse pretenses. It is asserted that $50,000 has disappeared in the ranch with practically nothing to ahow for it. SILVER AT A DISCOUNT. Vancouver Banks Discriminate Against the Dollars of ihe Daddies. Vancouver, B. C, Feb. 23. —On and alter March Ist the chartered banks here will only except American silver at 20 per cent discount. The iormer discount was five per cent. The reußou is to get rid of American silver as their is too much in the country at present. The merchants intend to take Bilver at par and ship it to the United States A Steamship Company Involved. New Yobk, Feb, 23 —The directors of the United States and Brazil Steamship company held a meeting this afternoon. It was learned afterward from C. P, Huntington, one of tbe directors, that the matter of a receivership for the com pany was discussed, but no definite ac tion taken. Another meeting will be held tomorrow, which it is expected will result in an application for the appoint ment of a receiver. Four more libels were filed today in the United Statea district court against vessels of the steamship co/npany for vegetables and fruit furnißhed the Bieamer. Au Asslgumcnt Deed. St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 23,—The as signment deed of the Beaupre Mercan tile company to Theodore Borup was tiled in the district court this afternoon. From outside sources it is learned that the assignment iB general in character, with no preference; that no releaser from creditors would be required, ond tbat tbe assets would foot up about $200,000. The liabilities will approxi mate $400,000. Must Rlevate Their Tracks. Chicago, Feb. 23. —The city council tonight passed an ordinance that all railroads shall elevate tbeir tracks within the city limits, bo that vehicles and pe destrians may pass under. The last of the work must be completed by July i, 1897. The measure will probably be bitterly fought by the roads on account of tlie enormous expense. A Kate on Shingles. Sioux City, la., Feb. 23 —The Great Northern and Sioux City and Northern roads have issued a joint circular an nouncing that the rate on shingles, lum ber, logs and similar commodities irom North Pacific coast points to Omaha and Sioux City will hereafter bo 5 cents per 100 ponhds. A Now Divorce Lav, Sr. Paul, Minn., Keb. 23.—A Pioneer Press bpecial irom Pierre, 8. D., says: The divorce bill, requiring six months' residence in all cases and one year whero personal service cannot be had, is a law. Death of Arthur Leavy. New York, Feb. 23.—Arthur Leavy, for a generation a social leader and who made an enviable reputation as a law yer, financier and politician, iB dead. A Triple Murderer Hanged. Brazoria, Tex., Feb. 23. —Frank Hol laud was hanged here this morning. He was the murderer of three travelers on the San Bernard river, for whom he waß acting as guide, Successful men eecnre line tailoring with pleasing fit from H. A. Gets, 112 West Third atreet. CRIME OF THE CENTURY. American Bimetallista Pass Resolutions. The Demonetization of Silver Denounced. Free, Unlimited Coinag-e of the White Metal Demanded. Senator John P. Jones Explains the Brussels Conference—Congressional Proceedings and Other Do. lugs at Washington. By the Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 23. —At today's ses sion of the American Bimetallic league the committee on resolutions made the iollowing report: Whereas, The great moral and finan cial crime of the nineteenth century was the demonetising of silver ir. 1873 by the congress of ihe United States, acting under the influence of British per suasion and British interests; and Whereas, Said act 1b destructive of the interests oi the American people and in disregard of the financial policy inaugurated at tbe beginning of the government under the wise guidance of such statesmen as Washington, Hamil ton and Jefferson, and formulated in the act founding the mint of tbe United States in 1792, and which established a just ratio between gold and silver as mint metals: Therefore, in behalf of the wronged people and Buffering industries of the land, We demand free and uulimited coin age of silver at the present ratio of 10 to 1. We denounce as unconstitutional and revolutionary all legislation which in any way discriminates between silver and gold as money metals. We denounce it as inconsistent wilh sound public policy to confer or advise, directly or indirectly, with any foreign nation as to what the money or currency of the United States should be. We denounce the recent attempt to repeal the act of 1890, authorizing the treasury department to make monthly purchases oi silver, as a menace to the prosperity of the country and an at tempt to repeal an emergency compro mise forced upou us then, and we will resist its repeal by all legitimate meas ures at our hands, unless there be sub stitute in lieu thereof free and unlimited free coinage of silver. We also denounce the measure now pending before congress to authorize an additional issue of government bonds as vicious and wholly unwarranted by the present financial condition of the coun try, and as an attempt to extend and perpetuate industrial servitude. We declare it to be our purpose to continue our struggle until justice is secured, and to this end we will make an unremitting effort to educate and arouse public sentiment. We will im mediately open a contest in the middle and eastern states, and we call upon all iair-minded people of all sections of the union to aid us in the struggle for indus trial emancipation. The report gave rise to considerable discussion, but was finally adopted unanimously. R. F. Kolb, candidate of the Populists for governor of Alabama, indorsed tbe aims oi the convention. , Senator Jones oi Nevada explained the Brussels conference. He said 1G per cent of the population of London were living upon charity and yet the English commissioners asked the United States delegates to agree in their estimation of tbe value of silver and adopt tbe policy that brought about this wretched con dition. The proposition now before con gress to issue more bonds, he said, waß a deceptive trick. It means simply that the banks want to control the circulat ing medium of the country. General Field, candidate for vice-pres ident on the People's party ticket, spoke, severely criticising the presi dent-elect for trying to defeat the elec tion of candidates before the various legislatures, who represented the wishes of the people on tbe silver question. GETTING VERY LOW. Only 813,000,000 Free Gold Left In tho Treasury. Washington, Feb. 23.—Secretary Fos ter is advised that $1,000,000 in gold was taken today irom the sub-treasury in New York, for export. This leaves the free gold in the treasury $3,000,000. If the free gold is much further reduced, it iB believed Secretary Foster will sell bonds to protect the reserve. Whisky Trust Investigation. Washington, Feb. 23—In the whisky trust investigation today H. U. Ferrell of New York, one of the directors, said the rebate system was not a contract but merely an understanding. The purchaser could quit whenever he chose. A New York chemist told of finding by analysis that some of the essential oils used in adulterating whisky, would de- stroy life if a tablespoonful were taken. Hawaiian Commissioners. Washington, Feb. 23.—Thurston, Cas tle and Carter, members of the Hawaiian ann xation commission, have deter mined to remain in Washington until the senate has disposed of the treaty of annexation in one way or another. It had been their intention to sail from San Francisco for Honolulu on the 3d of March, but within the past few days they have changed their minds. Internal Revenue Receipts. Washington, Feb. 23.—The total re ceipts from internal revenue for the firßt seven months of the present fiscal year were $96,414,780, being $7,715,757 more than for the same period last year. Confirmation Refused. Washinoton, Feb. 23. — The eenate rejected,the nomination of John V. F. Find lay of Maryland to be arbitrator for the United States in the matter of the Chilean claims, THE CITY'S ALLEGED JAIL. FIFTY-SECOND CONGRESS. The House Continues Consideration of the Indian Appropriation Bill. Washington, Feb. 23. —In the house today, Hatch again antagonized the Indian appropriation bill with the anti option bill, bnt was again knocked out, the house deciding to take up the In inn bill. A bill was passed for the relief of George W. Jones, first United States senator from the state of lowa, and late minister to Columbia. The sundry civil bill, with the senate amendments, waß referred to the com mittee on appropriation. Bland asked that it be reported back as soon as pos sible, as be proposed to have the amend ments finally discussed in committee of the whole. At this point, Hilary A. Herbert of Alabama, the new secretary of the navy in Cleveland's cabinet, appeared and was recognized, and was accorded a hearty round of applause. So persistent was the applause that he was obliged to come forward and acknowledge it in a lew words of thanks. Then the conference report on the army appropriation bill was presented and agreed to. Without disposing of the Indian ap propriation bill tbe committee rose and the house adjourned. SENATE ntOCEEDINGS. The senate, without a hitch or delay, passed the diplomatic and consular and military appropriations bills, then took up the executive, legislative and judicial appropriation bill. During the discussion the house bill ior the opening and adjustment oi the accounts of George W. Jones of lowa was laid before the senate. Sher man said the committee on foreign rela tions had already considered the matter favorably, and asked that the bill be put upon its passage. That course was taken and the bill passed, its venerable beneficiary being present in tbe cham ber at the time and bowing his thanks. Without disposing of the legislative bill the senate adjourned. THE SUNDRY CIVIL BILL. The house appropriation.} committee authorized the chnirman to move non- concurrence in all the senate amend ments to tbe sundry civil appropriations bill, including the Sherman 3 per cent bond amendment. The silver men will insist on a vote on the latter before the bill goes to conference. Death of Edward S. Hoar. Washington, Feb. 23.— Edward S. Hoar, elder brother of Senator Hoar and Judge Rockwood Hoar, former attorney general, died in this city last night of a pulmonary disease. He was in his sev entieth year. In the early days of the Pacific coast he waß district attorney in California and one of the most noted lawyers there. Presidential Nominations. Washington, Feb. 23.—The president has sent to the senate the nominations of Benton Hanchette of Michigan, to succeed Judge Jackson as United States circuit judge for the Sixth district; J. E. Cochran of Nebraska consul to San Salvador. A I.LIE SAME ItKLIOAK MAN. A Distinguished Celestial Applies for Citizenship in Chicago. Chicago, Feb. 23.—Moy Ah Kee, 17 years an officer of the state of California in the position of court interpreter, now wealthy aud a resident of this city, to day applied for citizenship, presenting his first papers granted in New York City in 1880. Ths court took the case under advisement. He was educated very well in English by Governor Stan ford in whose service he was engaged formerly. The case is peculiar as the Brat papers were issued before the act of congress forbidding naturalization to Chinamen. The Same Receivers. Utioa, N. V., Feb. 23.—The federal circuit court appointed as receivers of the Reading railroad for the northern district of the state the same men re cently appointed in Philadelphia. W. S. Ilobart's Wealth. San Francisco, Feb. 23.—The estate of the late W. 8. Hobart has been ap praised at $5,273,000. TODAY'S FORECAST. FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH ERN CALIFORNIA, FAIR WEATH ER, WITH COOLER NORTHERLY WINDS. PRICE FIVE CENTS. CALIFORNIA'S BURDENS. THE PEOPLE CINCHED BY THJt BAILBOAD COMPANIES, No Other State or Country Could Stand the Kates Imposed on Us, Says Mr, Leeds—The Faolflo Mall Investigation. Washington, Feb. Panama* Pacific Mail investigation was resumed today and tbe Pacific Mail end was taken up. Leeds, formerly traffic man ager of the Gould roads, now a repre sentative of tbe Merchants' Traffic asso ciation of California, which proposed to put on a line of steamers In oppns'tios to the Pacific Mail, testified that thero had been a compact between the trans continental railroads and tho Pacific Mail. The railroads paid the Pacific Mail a subsidy and reserved the right to say what classes oi freight the steam ships should carry, and fixed the rates to be charged. The management of tha Pacific Mail was absolutely in the handa oi the Transcontinental association, as lar as rates and business were concerned. His recollection was that the only right the steamship company reserved was that it should deal directly with the public after the rates were fixed. The effect of the agreement was to keep up freight rates. The shipment of mer chandise around Cape Horn by clipper ships was, to some extent, due to the ef forts of merchants in the interior, who were compelled to see their freight gp clear through to tbe coast from the east, paying the through rate, then have it shipped back to them at a high local 'ate, instead of having the freight deliv r ed on the through trip. Witness did not think the Panama railroad ought to be made free to all and all agreements stopped. He would not recommend to his company to go into the scheme at all without a Panama railroad agreement. The object of the Transcontinental as sociation had been to destroy competition between tho seaboards, in order that tho railroads might charge higher rates. In pursuance of this pol icy the association had paid the Pacific mail company $65,000 a month in con sideration oi the steamship company al lowing the railroads to fix freight rates, and the Pacific Mail paid tbe Panama railroad $55,000 a month for exclusive transportation rights over the railroad. Leeds said be had made a calculation of the burdens paid by tbe people of California for transportation within the state only. The gross annual earnings of the Southern Pacific railroad company alone in the state of California amount ed to $30,000,01)0, or $20 per bead of the population. Freight rates in California should be decreased 25 per cent, or $7, -500,000. Over tbe Southern Pacific, for carrying freight front San Francisco to Fresno, 200 miles, 75 cents per 100 pounds is charged, which would carry the same freight from New York to Wichita, Kan. No other country than California could stand such rates. E. L. Openbeim, secretary, treasurer and director of the Panama Railway company, was examined. He said the reason the Panama Railway company did not renew its contract with the Pa cific Mail company was because the railway company wished to gain its in dependence. He further said in the ne sotiattons for a new contract with the Pacific Mail, his company insisted on making rales, but the non-renewal was the result of the actions of C. P. Hunt ington in the matter. Gen. John Newton, president of the company, corroborated tho testimony ot Openheim, and the committee ad journed. Caught In "the Act. Dks Moines, la., Feb. 23.—Five men, among them Dr. John Overton and J. W. Shaffer of the United States signal service, have been arrested for body snatfhing. They were caught in the act, and put into a hack with tho corpse and taken to the police station at th* point of cocked revolvers. i- A Premature Blast. Denver, Colo., Feb. 23.—Two ItallasM were killed and two injured in the coal mines at Kings, 0010., by a prematura blast today.