Newspaper Page Text
fOX THE DISTRICT OP SOUTH ERN CALIFORNIA: HAIR W I. A III ER; NEARLY STATIONARY TEM PERATURE; WEST WINDS. VOL. XLI. NO 48. WE ARE NOW SHOWING OUR HOLIDAY LINES In Neckwear and other useful Christ inas Gifts. Our line of Suits is handsomer than ever, at prices as low as the lowest. We can show you a beautifully made, woolen lined Kersey Overcoat at $13. Our Boys' Department is stocked with the nobbiest and latest styles for dress and school wear. [ISPBear in mind that this is tbe month for our Grand Gift Distribu tion. See the gifts in our window. , 1 Mullen, Bluett i Go. LEADING CLOTHIERS, OPR. SPRING & FIRST STREETS Crystal Palace. 188-140-142 SOUTH MAIN STREET. FOR CHRISTMAS We Now Show a Magnificent Display of Novelties in Every Line. Fine Ornaments in Art Goods, Rich Cut Glassware, Choicest Decorated China, Elegant Piano and Banquet Lamps, Rogers Bros.' Silver-Plated Ware and Cutlery. LOOK FOR THE BARGAINS On Oar 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c, $1, $150, $2 Counters. M EYBERG BROS. Two Gold S> AWARDED World's Fair Convention of the Photographic Assoc'o. |The ONLY Photographer ol the Paclflo Coast Exhibitors tieoelvlug au A war!.] WORLD'S FAIR MEDAL OF HONOR. Four Silver First-Prize Medals, San Francisco, February, 181*:>. All Premiums and Diplomat Awarded at Late Los Anyelea Fai STUDIO 220 SOUTH SPRING ST OPP. LOS ANGELES THEATER AND HOLLENBECK. BARKER BROS., SUCCESSORS TO BAILEY & BARKER BROI, Stimson Block, Corner of Third and Spring Streets. J n Furniture, Carpets s Draperies 3El&tfcl iLILrrJaSIQ I—l And see how many new and sonelble jjJJIJKjlfw; "Gap. S?J things from which lo select CHRIS ™ AS PRESENTS ImPS-felLSJflfflW tor your loved ones. This is the season for LUir- | g J " o(>a dinners and general thanksgiving. •ft. L i hum »—,. - "TfT J He thankiul thst you can have so good a FIHUCzEX selection of sensible, enduring and neces «J eary articles to give- articles ihat make a •wskWW FHJ caatle of joy out of cvi ry home they entiT, ***- fir -«a -«oa_j. and at prices within the reach of all. The STANDARD Sewing Machine took first prize at the World's Fair. Fastest 1 Quietest I iiasiest on earth I Try it and you will surely buy it WILLIAMSON BROS.' MUSIC STORE, 327 S. Spring st. == ' ■ ~—• 11 The Abbotsfoixl Inn, COR. EIGHTH AND HOPE STS., LOS ANGELES, CAL. The moat attractive, sunny, comfortable Family and Tourist Hotel • in the city. 100 rooms, en suite or single—all new, with superior fur nishings. Incandescent light and steam radiator in every room. American Plan. Transient rates $3per day; special rate 9 by the week. BY J. J, MARTIN. The Herald LOS ANGELES. FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8. 1893. BLOODY WORK IN BRAZIL. Continual Roar of Cannon in the Bay of Rio. Rebels Repeatedly Repulsed in Attempting to Land. How Admiral Mello's Ships Ran the Gauntlet of the Forts. The Nietheroy and America to Staer Shy of tha Adqaldaban—lnsur gents Confident or Ulti mata Success. Copyrighted, 1803, by the Associated Press. London, Dec. 7. —The Timee tomorrow will publish the following: Rio de Janeiro, Dec. 3., via Monte video, Dec. 7. —Govern ment troope oc cupied Armacao, which waa abandoned by the insurgent sailors. Sunday after noon insurgent launches attempted to land a force of men at Armacao, under cover of lire from the guns of the war ships Trajano, Jupiter and Aquidaban. They were resisted by the government soldiers, who kept up a heavy rifle fire. The Bailors were unable to land and re tired with a loss of one killed and three wounded. The same day there wae • heavy artil lery fire from the government Sorts on Fort Villegaignon. The fire of the lat ter was well directed and many ehells buret within tbe walla of Santa Cruz and Sao Joao. Villegaignon was also bit by many shells, and one man was killed and two wounded. Monday, 800 government soldiers from the shelter of walls and housee at Armacao again successfully opposed an attempt of insurgent Bailors to secure a landing. The insurgent ships tired npon Armacao an hour and then tbe parties in the launches made several attempts to land. The tire of tbe government forces was bo heavy that tney were com pelled to return to the ships. The Bail ors lost tour killed and five wounded and heavy caeualities are reported among tbe troops. The artillery tire of the forte continued on Monday. Riflemen on the chore in front of Santa Lucia fired upon the gunners at Vallevaignon and wounded one. Vilievaignon replied with ma chine guns and rides, killing aud wounding 20 men. Tuesday evening the insurgent launches again attempted to make a landing at Armacao and were again re pulsed. Tbe government reporte many casualties among the troops. Wednesday the new torpedo boat Aurora, purchased by Peixoto in Eng land, was delivered at Pernamlyico. ( The government hae renamed her Gus tavo San Daio. Tho Aquidaban weighed anchor on Thursday at midnight and proceeded elowly around the harbor. Tne Esper ance was 400 yards in advance. The search lighte on Gloria lull and Fort Soa Joao showed the whole scene distinctly, Forts Bege, Santa Cruz and Sao Joao opened tire on the two vessels at 12:30 a.m. The ships made no reply at first. They passed Fort Bage safely. When :.breast of Fort Santa Cruz the Fsper anca opened a heavy tire ou the fort, and then the Aquidaban, when 700 yards from tho fort, gave it a lull broadside. The fire on the chips con tinued with machine and quick-firing guns until they were abreast of Fort Sac Joao. Then both opened etarbaard broadsides. While the ships were pass ing the forts the insurgent gunnere in Fort Villevgaignou opened a well directed fire on Fort Bage and Sao Joao, bursting seven shells over one search light and damttgiug it to euch au extent that the light was stopped. After the first broadside oi the Aquidaban, heavy smoke enveloped the ships and the searchlights were unable to penetrate it. The Aquidabau did not use her searchlight in passing the forts. I visited the Aquidaban before ehe left aud foultd Mello aud hiß officials and crew cheerful and confident of ulti mate success. The Aquidaban has gone to Desterio to join tne Rspublica and bring troops north. Alter clearing the forts, the Aquidaban threw her Bearchligbt upon the military school, which shs bombarded half an' hour, doing great damage to the build ing. The government fears that Admiral Concalvee, with the warships T iradentes and Babia, now at Montev:deo, will probably join tne insurgents. Admiral Gama has assumed command of tne in surgent vessels here. An insurgent manifesto says the victory of the insurgents is certain, and calls upon the Brazilian nation to remedy, by force of urine, tbe mistakes made in a moment of temporary mad ness, November 15, 1889. General Pago, a strong monarchist, command ing the government troope in South Sao I'aulo, is reported in sympathy with the insurgents. The government is unable to rind crews for new warships. The state of siege haa been prolonged until December 26th. PICKING REPORTS. The Situation Unobangxti at Bio—Will There Be a Naval Battle? Washington, Dec 7.—The secretary of the navy today received the following dispatch: Rio db Janeiro, Dec. 7, 1893. The situation is unchanged eince the departure oi the Aquidaban. Firing between the forts and between the in surgents' vessels and the guns on the Nietheroy Bide continues daily. The insurgents have been forced to" anchor farther from shore. (Signed) , Picking. The Niciheroy referred to is a town on the other side of the bay from Rio, and not the veeeel fitted out in New York. The opinion prevails at the Brazilian legation that Meilo's ship Aquidaban is in a more or lees disabled condition, owing to the terrific fire she was sub jected to when she escaped from the inner harbor. The fact is pointed out that her machinery or turret equip ment could hardly escape injury from the (ire of the many heavy gnus of the two forts. There is no expectation among the Brezilian officials that ■ great naval engagement such as has been predicted will occur when the America and Nietheroy reach the local ity of Admiral Mello's ship. It is said that the Brazilian government would not be likely to order the two light cruisers to attempt an engagement with the ironclad. MIDWINTER FAIR. Fine Weather Admits Rapid Progress With Holloing.. San Francisco, Dec. 7. — The fine weather which hae prevailed here dur ing th* pact week has been improved to tbe utmost advantage by the builders at ,the exposition grounds. In a tew daye the roof trusses of the manufacturers' building will all be in place, and the work of completing that building will then be but a matter of a very short time. The fine arts building is about completed and tbe roof for the horticul tuial building will all he in place Sun day. The Colorado gold mining struc ture is practically finished and the Heidelberg castle is pushing forward rapidly. The Vienna prater ie also growing apace. The iron work for the electric tower has all been manufactured and the work of erection will begin Monday. A NEW TOURIST ROUTE. ALL ROADS SEEMINGLY LEAD TO LOS ANGELES. Tha Mlsaoarl Pacific and Chicago and Alton Will Inssgarats a Line of Throngh Tourist Sleepers Via Xl l'aso. St. Louis, Dec. 7.—The Missouri Pa cific December 12th, in conjunction with tbe Chicago and Alton, will inaugurate a line of through Pullman tourist sleep ers from Chicago to Los Angeles. The cars will leave Chicago at 11 a.m. daily, via the Alton, and St. Louis at 9:30 p.m. the same day by the Iron Mountain route, going via Texarkana, Dallas, Fort Worth and F.l Paso to Los Angeles, ar riving at latter Dointat4 p.m. the fourth day out. This line has been established to meet the demand from the east and north for better through facilities via the oxtramo southern linos. ENGLAND DON'T CAKE Boy Many World's Fair Awards Ger mnny Got. London, Dec. 7. —In the house of commons, tonight, Robert Hanbury, member for Preston, asked whether attention had been called to the very large proportion of awards won by the Germans at the world's fair, and wheth er it wan .a lact ihat Gercaany had ap pointed a commercial attache in Amer ica, and whether the government intended to appoint a eimilar attache in America. Sir Edward Grey replied that the attention of the government had not been previously called to the proportion of awarda made to Germane at the world's fair, and he added the government did not know whether Ger many had or hod not appointed a commercial attache in America. In any case, said Sir Edward, the British government did not intend to appoint such a representative. BIGAMIST COG ULAN. Wife No. 1 Brings Suit for Absolute TJlvorce. New York, Dec. 7. —Mrs. Cbarleß Ooghlan No. 1, known on tho stage years ago as Louisa Thorne, has begun a suit against her husband for abeointe divorce. The summons and complaint have not been served yet, and it is ru mored Oozhlan will have left tbe juris diction of the New York courts by to morrow morning. The rumor is even expanded to the effect that Coghlau, with M ibb Kuehne Beveridge, as wife No. 2, and her mamma, Baronese yon Bahde, will sail for Europe tomorrow. The Coughlln Trial. CniCAao, Dee. 7. —Hundreds of people gathered about the crimial court house this morning in the hope of getting into tbe room in which tho Coughlin trial is in progress, in expecta tion of sensational developments, but few were admitted. Attorney Bean lan resumed his opening address on be half of the prosecution. When the opening address was concluded on be half of the state, Attorney Donohue opened on behalf of the defense. Tlio Malts Oases. New Orleans, Dec. 1, —The jury in the case of the suit for damages of $30, --000, against the city foi the death of Abagnatto, lynched during the Italian Mafia troubles here, returned a verdict this morning Hsseesing the damages at $5000 in the United States circuit court. Six more similar cases will be tried. All will be beard by tho same jury, doubtloßß with similar re suits. England's New Warships. London, Dec. 7. —The Westminster Gazette announces that five new battle ships and a first-claßs cruiser will be built immediately, and the designs for three additional first-class cruisers, similar to the Renown, are In prepara tion. The Westminster Gazette an nounces that 13 improved "havocos" have been ordered. A Caucus Will Be Held. Washington, Dec. 7.—Boatner ol Louisiana, in charge of the movement to hold a caucus of Democrats who want changOß in the Wilson tariff bill, says positively a caucus will be held. A conference to arrat;:<e for it was held tonight. The intent.on is to hold it before the bill ia reported to the house. Stop that coui'ti by using Dr. St. John's cough syrup. We refund your money if it fails to cure; % For sale by Off & Vaughn, corner Fourth and Spring eta. Thurston's Millinery and California Straw Works, 264 S. 2dain etreet, oppo site Third. THE INFORMATION READY. Bat Will Cleveland Send It to the Senate ? If Not, What Will the Senate Do About It? The Whole Question May Have to He Settled by Coiitrresß. It Is Bald the President Has Not Au thorized the Kfstoratlon of the Queen by Force—Tlinrston Leaves Washington. By the Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 7.—Some memberß of the Semite have been asking them eelvee what the eenate will do in caee Cleveland should fail to take notice of the request for information concerning Hawaii, but most of those epoken to upon the eubject say it ieuot a probable contingency. They admit, however, that it would not eurpriee them if Cleveland declined to transmit farther information until after the next steamer shall arrive from Honolulu. TUB INFORMATION READY. It ia not certain yet what course the executive will take in response to the resolution of tbe eenate calling for in formation on the Hawaiian episode, information will be given, but whether it will be a formal response to the senate resolution, or a special message from the president, which will take no note of the resolution, has not yet been determined. The information ia pre pared and can be sent in at any time. It waa apparently put in shape to ac company the presidents forthcoming special message before the resolution passed the senate yesterday. There ie an excellent authority for saying Minister Willie' present orders are to employ no force of arms. It ie probable that the instructions by the Corwin are for him to pro ceed in his efforts to persuade the provisional government to allow Liliuokalani to be vectored. It is inti mated from a reeponoible source that tbe ex-queen declines to go back on the throne, unless by consent of the provis ional government leaders or a guarantee of protection by the Cnited States. THURSTON LEAVES WASHINGTON. Hawaiian Minister Thurston left here today for Honolulu. Beiore leaving he called on Gresham. He was not eei>t qutot tbe country, and doee not go at the sug gestion of the secretary of state, but goes of hia own accord to advise and consult with those he repreeente. At the Hawaiian legation, Secretary Hastings eaid no significance was to be attached to the minister's departure. He had not left word that he was going to Honolulu, and Hastings doubted if the minister would go beyond San Francisco, where the Hawaiiana are now arranging their exhibit at the midwinter exposi tion, though perhape he would continue on to Honolulu. Thurston's mother and aon remain in Waehington. CONGRESS MUST SETTLE IT. Prominent members of the house com mittee on foreign aff'trs evidently ex pect congreaß to be called upon Boon to decide the Hawaiian question. Chair man McCreary yesterday had an extend ed interview with the president, and it is supposed matters relating to Hawaii were under discussion. McCreary would say nothing about the conference but from auggeslions h« mado it ie evident he expected congresa would deal with the matter. A member of the committee said the president would not think of using force while congresa waa in Besßion, as that would be an act of war. THE l'RenAllLE CAUSE. There has bein a theory advanced that after iiearing again from Minister Willis, and learning poseitively that the queen cannot be restored, except by the use of United States troops, tbe president will present to congress the case of the queen as a wronged monarch whose government has been overthrown by this govern ment, und assert that it is no v. the duty of thu United Slates to restore the for mer condition, even by using force. This is the idea that has been advanced by the friends of the administration. THE HUT RESOLUTIONS, Tbere will be great opposition in the house committee ou foreign affairs to the resolutions of Hitt of Illinois, on tho ground that it would not be right in view of a further promised communication from the executive ou the subject, for the house to give expression to the Bentiments contained in the Hitt reso lutions. Hitt will make every effort to secure a favorable report from the committee on his resolution, but as it will take at least three Danio cratic votes to bring about euch a result, itie doubtful if ho will be successful. THE AROWA COMING IN. A Ship from Honolulu Enters Pucet Sound. Seattle, Wash., Deo. 7. —Advices from Victoria are to the effect that the steamship Arowa from Honolulu is now in the straits, and expected at Victoria before morning. San Francisco, Dec. B.—At 2:15 this morning, Seattle reports a thick fog iv the. straits, and no prospect of the Arowa arriving at Victoria before day light. _ The O'ltrlun I>emocrftoy. Naw York, Dec. 7. —The new O'Brii Democracy met tonight and formally named itself the "National Democracy." It resolved to affiliate with any organi zation opposed to Tammauy. There was little ?peech-makiug aud not a very great deal oi enthusiasm. A lino of fine cut elses bottles and manicure sets jußt received at Little boy's pharmacy. Call acd see them, illl South Spring street. TEN PAGES. BATTERED HIS BABY. A Brutal Father Fiendishly Beats a Little Child. Sacramknto, Dec. 7 —This morning in Justice Newton's court, in Washington, Charles P. Brown pleaded guilty to the charge of battery upon his live-tnonthE o!d baby, because it disturbed him by crying. The child was beaten in a moat fiendish manner, its face being badly bruised and its body black and blue. The people of the village are highly in censed arid on ly lack a leader to mete out severe punishment to Brown. The de fendant's wife pleaded for him, saying: "1 conld not exist without his Btioport." Justice Newton lined Brown |sv, with the alternative of serving 50 days in jail. The court regretted that Califor nia did not have a law providing for a whipping post for such brutes aa Brown. SPAIN'S ULTIMATUM. General Campos Dictates Terms to tbe Soltan of Korooco. Melii.i.a, Dec. 7. —Campos discussed the situation today with the Sultan's brother and submitted peace conditions calling for Arab evacuation of the neut ral zone, the snrrender of the chiefs and 12,000 rilleß and the punishment of the leaders of the rebellion. It is believed the proposals will be rejected. DEPEW AND THE POPE. THE AMERICAN NABOB VISITS THE HOLY FATHER. His Holiness Gives the Railroad Presi dent a Few Pointers on the Relations of Capital and Labor. New York, Dec. 7.—The Wor'd'a die pitch from Nice gives Chauncey M. Depew's description of a visit to the pope. When Depew mentioned the famous encyclical on the relations of capital and labor, his holiness etraight ened up with all the vigor of a man of 50, his eyes flashed, he grasped the arms of his chair and leaned forward ac though intensely interested. "That encyclical," he declared, "was no new thing in the Catholic church, It laid down no new doctrines; it simply reaffirmed and en forced what had always been the doc trine and policy of tbe church ac to the relations of rich and poor, employer and employee, the right of property. The right of man to retain and enjoy that which he has earned by the sweat of hiß brow, or by genera! fortune, has never been queetioned by the church and never will be." WAITK'B COINAUR HOBBY. Uncle Sam Wonld Interfere Should Colo rado Begin Silver Coinage. Washington, Dec. 7. —Acting Secre tary Curtis of the treasury department hae intimated plainly that the govern ment would interfere should an attempt be made to give a practical effect to the suggestion of Governor Waite of. Colo rado to make silver legal tender and provide for its free coinage at the etate mint. Curtis said Waite knew very well the United States alone bad the right to coin money, and that coinage by a state would be contrary to the constitution. The attorney-general, he added, would be asked for advice as to tbe proper course to take should the case require action, which he did not think would be needed. Denver, Dec. 7. —Governor Waite to night gave out for publication a letter from President Diaz regarding Waite'e coinage scheme, and expressing a deep interest in the project to make all silver dollars of full weight let)al tender in tho western states. City of Mkxico, Dec. 7. —The rpport that the Mexican government had been treating with the government oi Colo rado for the purpose of opening the Mexican mititß to Colorado eiiver, which is to be coined in hybrid dollars, is only partialiy true. Colorado persons did come here with such a proposition two months ■go but were promptly informed by the federal government that it could not undertake io treat with states of the American union separately. There is no intention here of coining the dol lar suggested. ei.eutkii r.y Fit At; i). A Lively Scene in the French Chamber of Deputies. Paris, Dsc. 7. —The chamber whs this evening; engaged in the verification of the election of members. When the name of De Voge was called, the Ridi cais set up shouts of dissent. De Vogo indignantly declared that no act of bribery coald he laid to hie charge. P.oissy de Anglais violently denounced Do Vogue's election os secured by cler ical preseureand bribery, and demanded an inquiry, which was agreed to aiter a lively scene. TIISC UAHBLXBSAD'S SPIED. She Wlnl a llonuaur SSITS.OOO Tor Her ttn.lt tl o*4. New London, Conn., Dec. 7. —The new cruiser Marblehead, on her official trial trip made 18.94 knot?, for the whoie dis tance, with the wind and tide in her favor. The first 15 miles of the return trip averaged 19.:;. The last sis miles averagad 21.(10. The whole course was 72 miles. The contract requirod 17 knots, and for every qnarcor knot over her builders receive $25,0110. The totol bonus is about $175,000. Attacked by Rebala. El Paso, Tex., Dec. 7. —A Deming special to the Times aays: -Last Sun day, between Chihuahua and Ascencioa, a small body oi regular troops was at tacked by rchhls. One officer was killed and 25 eoldiera joined"tiie insurgents. Removal sale —Musical goods. Prices uo object. i'itzgerßid'a, comer Spring anil Franklin AGUILAR ARRESTED. HE IS READY WITH FRIENDS TO PROVE AN ALIBI. MRS. AGUILAR DIED YESTERDAY MORNING. PRICE FIVE CENTS. GRIM PORTENTS OF WAR. The Strained Condition of Affairs in Europe. All the Powers Preparing for a Great Conflict. Russia Wants Constantinople and Is Going to Take It. France Means to Get Bock Alsace-Lor raine and Is Hotter Fitted to Fight Than Kver Before. War Is Inevitable. Copyrighted, 1S;13, by tho Associated Press. London, D»e. 7.—An important dis patch from Vienna, which tho Times printed thia morning, set forth that the Russian government had declared it imperative that the Killa, an arm of the Danube, he made navigable; the object of which demand was to secure the exemption of the Killa branch from the control of the Danube commission, and served to attract renewed attention to the situation of affairs in Europe, which would need only a spark to kindle into flame. That the various countries are fully alive to the difficulties ahead, there can be no doubt, and numerous incidents have come to light within the past few days which indicate that all tbe powere are making preparations to meet any emergency. In connection with these recent de velopments, the statement made today, on the authority of the Westminster Gazette, that five new battleships, a flret class cruiser and a number of smaller vessels have been ordered to augment tbe British navy, is not without signi ficance. Tbe Globe tonight, commenting on the Times dispatch, asks if we are on the eve of a revival of the state of things produced by tbe Crimean war, and says Russia's demand that tbe Kilia be made navigable ie the most alarming of the ugly portents of trouble which have besn numerous of late. At the request of the Associated Press correepondent, Poultnen Bigelow, whose intimate relations with the highest offi cials of Germany is well known, and who has just returned to London after'a stay of several months in Germany, wrote the following on tbe situation iv Europe: "Russia wants Constantinople, and is preparing to take it. Russia cannot succeed in accomplishing thia desire without first fighting Austria. She can not fight Austria without lighting Ger many at the same time. Russia wants the mouth of the Dr«ube, a desire as strango as if France should wish to re occupy Louieiana. Russia, therefore, has one enemy particularly in mind, that is Germany. In this hatred of Ger many was born the comical friendship between Russia and France, for France means to get back Alsace-Lorraine. That Franco is thirsting for war admits of scant doubt to those who saw the de lirious behavior of the French people in welcoming the Russian sailors at Toulon and Fans; nor is there any doubt that she is now better fitted for war than ehe has ever been. Russia sounded France and wae well satisfied with the result. When war io declared tho two are one, army and navy. "The Russian government has now massed all its active army west of Mos cow and the great bulk in Poland ; iB persecuting the German language and Lutheran religion iv the Baltic prov inces, aud is fanning, rather than allay ing, the prevailing hatred of Germany. Russia h.is been obseiving great secrecy of late in regard to its move ments on railways, borne times several days bave passed when all traffic on roads hue been stopped, save govern ment. Oddly enough the money ehe has been spending upon forts aud stores hap nearly all been expended against the German Irpntjer. She knowe sire must eettle with Germany before she can get the Bosporus. The German emperor, meanwhile, iB awake and knows what ie passing about him. but knows also that he has much to lose and itttle to gain by a euccessful cam paign. German business men feel this too, and that the next war will be largely devoted to pulling chestnuts out of the tire for England." Victim or oitlP. Missouri "Itatn OfHolals and Rlchaid M'»' ■ M ■ I Prostrated. Jefff.eson City, Mo., Dec. 7.—Quite an epidemic of grip ie prevailing here. Among those disabled are Governor Stone, Secretary oi State Leseur, Auditor Seibert, Treasurer Stephens. Nearly half of tho clerks about the departmenn are on tho sick list. Cincinnati, Dec. 7.—Richard Mans field waa compelled to break his engage ment here last night and touight ou ac count of an attack of grto. National Hank Circulation. Washington, Dec. 7. —The eub-com rr.ittee of the house banking and cur rency committee has agreed to report favorably the bill allowing national hanks to issue circulating notes to the inll amount of the bonds deposited to secure their circulation. IMver mid Harbor K«timatee. Washington, Dec. 7 —The secretary of the treasury has sent to congress an estimate of the imnrovementß of rivers and harbors, amounting to $3,416,000, in addition to the estimates heretofore fur nished fo* the yeßr 1894-95. A Deuvrr Attachm-ut. Denykk, Dec. 7. —The E. F. Halsck Lumbar and Manufacturing company was attat'lied today by E. P. Halack, ita ex-president, on a claim of $99,600. Ths attachment in no way involves the firm ol Halack, Sayre it Newton. A llualii*-aR Iranifnri Chicago, Dec. 7. —The wholesale and retail dry goods eetablißhment of J. H. Walker <& Co. was today Durchaibd by W. A. Mason of Chicago for $915,000.