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PASSING " AWAY. "Those aforesaid Trousers. They are too good to last long. If you are lucky enough to get a pair, they'll last long enough. They are meant for all sizes of men, and are $5, $6 and $7 goods. Selling: This Week at $3. There is solid money for you in these little passing issues, if you will only be in at the dance. UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS IN COMBAT. THB FORMER ON TOP. MULLEN, ILIjITT j GO.. 101 NORTH SPRING STREET. 2QI -203-205-207 & 2Q9 W. FIRST ST. *»«♦*»**«>♦♦♦**♦♦» I GRIDER & DOW'S I fCENTRAL-AVENUETRACTIi *+ Adjoins their celebrated Briswalter and Adams-street Tract, and contains (>2 flne building ♦ a tou fronting on Central avenue, Thirty-flr*. and Thirty-second streets, which are graded + J und curbed and have cement wai its, shade trees planted aud water piped: sandy loam soil: 4} X iio mud. We have put the prices so low and the terms so easy that every lot will sell 4> X within 30 days. *\ I PRICES $100, $125. -$lvso to $225. t J TKRM3—if-f) down, balance $10 a mouth, or a liberal discount for canh. No interest 2 • will be charged on lots sold during tho next <iO days, Onco more you have an opportunity * to buy residence lots on a double electric car line, ♦ t ONLY 12 MINUTES' RIDE FROM THE BUSINESS CENTER, f X At one-half their actual value. Take the Central-avenue cars at corner of Second and ♦ X spring streets to our branch office at the comar of Twenty-ninth street, where our agents ♦ + Mil bhow the property. Free carriage to the trad. For maps and prices see ♦ | GRIDER & DOW, I I IOOh S. ♦ LEAHY TRACT 250 LOTS, situated on Shearer > Ei S hth > Enterprise George and Ninth Streets Is already subdivided and now offered for sale on reasonable terms. Inspect this tract before investing elsewhere. FOR INFORMATION APPLY TO OWNER, ON THE TRACT. 'DR. LIEBIG & GO.'S WORLD'S DISPENSARY When Everyone Else Has Failed ln consiant attendance. Kxamluatlon, with m£ UROSCOI'E, including analysis, FREETOEVERY ; 1h " poor treated fro* of charge from 10 ° ur lopg tx Pcrience enables us to treat tho worst MHr^^Pffir^~ffj*y '[ caB6s i ot secrot. or private diseases with absolute matter what your trouble Is, come and ;| THE LOS ANQELE6 I | Gas and Electric Fixture f % MANUFACTURING CO. ♦ \ I ' SALES ItOOMfl » J WE ARE NOW IN A POSITION TO SHOW ln (ormer prcm |, 0 . X Z AND MANUFACTURE A MOST ~ ♦ | MAGNIFICENT LINE OF FIXTURES r.JJ'I f S OI All Descrlptitus at a MACHINE SHOP, « t VKRY MUCH REDUCED PRICE, i 131-133185 S.Los Angeles st ♦ * f ♦ A PERSONAL CALL WILL SItPAY YOU, ♦ ♦ Copper, Brass, Sliver Metal Work In J * And Nickel Platingr. Brass and Iron. ♦ j. M Qrlfßiu, Pres. Joliu T. Griffith, V.-Pres. F. T. Griffltn, Secretary and Treasurer. Geo. K. Wanes, Supl of Mill. J. M. GRIFFITH COMPANY LUMBER DEALERS And Manufacturers of Artistic Mill Work •( Btery Description. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLIND 3 AND UTAIR3. 3D N. Alameda st-, Los Augeles. Cal. Baker Iron Works 9SO TO QUO BUENA VISTA ST., LOS ANGELES, - CAL. Adjoining B.P. grounds. Tel. 12* Burns, FOR MAN Bruises, MUSTANG LINIMENT Kfiemnatw, AND BEAST. Stiff Joints. The Herald ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦«X>*«>« i job : ! PR I NTI N G I ♦ ♦ T Executed With Neatness $ ♦ And Dispatch at the * | Herald Job Office j ♦ 309 W. SECOND ST. ♦ % J. W. HART, Manager. t ♦♦♦> ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦•>»♦« ♦♦♦♦ * LOS ANGELES. FRIDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 8, 1f195.| BOMBARDMENT OF WEI HAI WEI. Two China Warships Sunk by the Enemy. Strong Defense Made From the Forts. MANY DISASTERS REPORTED The Japanese Bar, China's Few Re maining; Wat- Vessels Within Their Grasp—Details of a Great Battle. London, Feb. 7. —A cablegram from Wei Hai Wei, dated February 5, cays the Chinese fleet hai practically ceased to exist. The ironclad Cben Yuen and her sister chip, the Tin;; Yuen, have been sunk aod the other vessels of the Cbineae fleet are within the grasp o! the Japanese. At daybreak on Fjnday the Japanese fleet opened fire on Ihe Liv Kung forts, whioh replied vigorously. The bom bardment became territio. Tbe firat Japanese division, including the flair ship, directed its force against the eastern island batteries, while the sec ond division shelled Fort Sehih. The Chinese fleet soon came to the assistance of tbe forts. Tbe Ting Yuen used her guns with effect, but succeeded in di verting soma of the Japanese fire from tbe forte to herself. The Lai Yuen, a smaller chip, also fought well. There were many casualties. Two Ghineee gunboats also assisted, bnt were not badly damaged. These four vessels fought desperately nntil dark, when the firing ceased on both sides. CHINESE QU.NS DISABLED. The Chinese forts, especially Fort Sebih, suffered immense damage. The Chineee fire toward evening indioated that the guns were disabled, that the gunners were killed or that ammunition was beooming scarce. The sea was rough Bandar, bat fearing that the Chinese would endeavor to escape, tbe Japanese fleet did not seek shelter, remaining to guard tha exits from tbe harbor. During tbe nlgbt the Japanese learned from a prisoner who had been captured, tbat Admiral Ting, the Chinese naval com mander, had ordered the captains of the various ships to remain inside the harbor, even il tbe islands sbould be captured, and endeavor to destroy the Japanese fleet. Every officer was or dered to remain nt his post nntil tho last, under pain of dishonor or death, WARHHIPS SUNE. The bombardment was resumsd today, Sunday's operation being repeated. Tbe fire from Fort Sshih continued weakly. The Chinese men-of-war were so re peatedly and badly hit tbat their guns were bandied with difficulty and with less spirit. Towards the close of the fight the Ting Ynen and Chen Yuen were disabled. They gradually settled and foundered, amid the shouts of Jap anese both on the land and bsb. Tbe other Chinese vessels were in distress. The dispatch concludes with ths state ment that tbe Japanese are preparing to carry Lin Kong by storm. The Chen Yuen and Ting Ynen were built at tbe Vulcan works, Stettin, Germany. The former was launched in December, 1682, aod tbe latter in December, 18S1. Chief Engineer King of tbs United States navy recently deaerlbed tbe vessels as follows: Tbey are armored ships of tbe bar bette type with a citadel amidships. Rising above are two others placed en esohelon, in each of which are mounted two 12-inch, 50-ton Krupp guns, while on the bow and etern one of Krupp'a long 5-8 inch guns is mounted. Ciikfoo, Feb. 7. —The Japanese forces today arrived near Ninghai, a town be tween Wei Hai Wei and this oity, and began a bombardment of tba forts on tbe western side of the town. The for eigners in Chefoo are under arms. Tbe gates of tbe oity have been dosed and barricaded. It is thought probable that the attack on Ninghai is a feint on the part of tbe Japanese to cover a new landing of their forces. COMING: TO CALIFORNIA. Kallroad Men May The-- Will Be Big Travel Thia Tatar. Ban Francisco, Feb. 7.—A party of railroad officials arrived here tonight in a special oar from New Orleans and Chicago, and are at the Palace. They are: 8, F. B. Morse, general passenger j agent at New Orleans of tbe Atjsntic system of the Southern Pacific; J. O. Scbriever, traffic manager of the same; W. G. Niemyer, general western agent at Chicago of the Southern Pacific, and H. W. Northen aud F. W. Brown, of Cincinnati. They left New Orleans January 30th, and have been coming leisurely, stopping at many points. General Passenger Agent Morse said it waa a trip made to get the latost facts and data about Oalifornia, as all indioai tions point to big travel to this state. "We are getting au enormous number ofinq.uinej," he said, "and our ooioes are thronged bs they have not bsen in a j long time. Already tbe tide is Rotting lin strongly. This morning, as I learn ! from a dispatch jast received, over 200 j people left on tae Sunset Limited train, all bound for California. Thoy are nearly all psople who have never been here before, and are ticketed for all sections of the state. Soma are tourists and some are coming to locate. This new train, which now reuchos Ban Francisco in 7" hours from Mew Orleans, ia fitted up especially for convenient, fast travel. We needed it, and in place ol deflocting travel we are creating it, The indications are that there will bo big business in California from this time on." THB WAGON MUST 69, Overhead Bleotrlo Cars to Carry tho Mailt. Special to TBI Hkrald. Chicago, Feb. 7. —P. M. Hesing is confident that the bell has tolled for the mail wagon and that overhead carriers will take its place. The scheme is the invention of Rich ard B, Sherman, n Chicago electrician. His plan is to carry mails through the air over the tops of buildings by means of electric cars, traveling on a wire cable. The inventor save he has discovered a new way of harnessing the electric enrront without the u«e of a return wire. He declined to explain the peculiarities of hit motor, which he says does away with the necessities of a return wire or storage batteries. He has succeeded in convincing tbe postal authorities that his plan is practical and all is ready to put the experimental line in operation aa soon as ths woathor moderates. BELMONT AND MORGAN. BANKERS WHO WILL FURNISH GOLD FOR UNCLE SAM. The Detail! of the New Bond Issne Will Bo Announced Very Soon. Special to The Herald. Nuw York, Feb. 7.— T. Pisrpont Mor gan and August Belmont want to Wash ington today. Mr. Morgan went in the aftornoon, and Mr, Belmont followed on tbe midnight train. They will bs there tomorrow arranging with Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Carlisle to supply the gold which tho treasury demands. According to a writer ia ths World who professes to have delink? informa tion, Mr. Morgau, Mr. Belmont and two other big financial men knew in advance today that the defeat of tha Springer bill was certain. The details of the new bond issue are to be announoed very coon, perhaps within 24 hours. It will be taken charge of by Mr. Morgan and by Mr. Belmont, who conetitate in t hem - celves or represent absolutely a syndi cate which will manage tbe issue. The original statement that August Belmont would do the whole thing alone on behalf of the Rothschilds was a mis take. Tbe later statement that Belmont bad retired and given the enterpriso over entirely to Morgan was also inexact. At present tbe two bankers are interested in the proposed issue and working in har mony. MR. KBII.I.Y'fI BILL. The Railroad Bill Ia Causing More Trouble. CniCAGO, Feb. 7. —A special to the Post from Washington says tha recom mitment of the Reilly funding bill has thrown tbe responsibility upon the committee on the Pacific railroad, which that aggregation of statesmen is struggling to get ont from under. The committoe met today in protracted and arduous session, and one result of the deliberation was to direct Reilly to con sult with the president, secretary of the treasury and attorney-general nnd ou obtain a statement as to what legisla tion, if any, will be necessary for the protection of tbe government pending action by the Fifty-fourth or subsequent congreßS. Failnre to do anything, it is felt, will imperil the interest of the United Stateß, and it is the deoire of the committee to get a clear and explicit statement from the administration and government giving the precise status of ! the matter, to be laid before congress I before it ia everlastingly too late for aotion. STOPPED THB WORK, Mayor Satro Checks a Southern Pacifio Steal. Pan Francisco, Feb. 7.—Mayor Satro, on learning that 500 men were construct ing a street railroad on Church street, under a lapsed franohise of the Market Street company, ordered the Btreot superintendent to stop the work, calling upon the chief of police for aid if neces - eary. The work was stopped. Tim Haaly Knslgns. London, Feb. 7.—Timothy M. Healy, member of parliament for the North Louth and leader section of tbe Irish parliamentary party known as the Healyites, has resigned from the new parliamentary oommittee in conse quence of the action of the anti-Parnel lite members olecting Condon and Abra ham, Dillonites, to sncceed Michael Davitt and Timothy Sullivan. Healy waa tbe only member of the committee re-elected. This is the season to get tho best values and attention in fine tailoring from H. A. Getz, 112 W. Third street. Hollenbeck hotel en'; ( and grill room. Eastern and California oysters on shell. Riverßido grnpo fruit at Althonses'. Dr. Price's Cream Caking Powder World's Fair Highest Medal and Diploma. HERE LINCOLN WAS NOMINATED. Litigation Over a Famous Baltimore Theater. 1 All the Great Stage Celebrities Trod its Boards. HISTORY WAS MADE THERE. Tha Democratic Convention That Pre ceded the Ksbellloa Was Held Within Its Walls. Special toTns Herald. Baltimore, Feb. 7."The superior court has been asked to appoint a re ceiver for the Front street theater, now owned by a company of New Yorkers. It was erected in 1829 and for many years was considered tbe largest play house in tha country. In February, 1838, when occupied by Cook's European circus troupe, it wae burned. The honse was rebuilt on a grander scale and was opened by Jennie Lind. McCrewly, Forrest, Junius Brutus Booth and Charlotte Cushman achieved their succoßfes in this theater and here Mrs. John Drew in 1812 made her first appear ance, playing the Duke of York to Booth's Richard 111. The roarbf the theater rests on tho eaßt wall of Jonas' fallo, and the elder Booth one night became co excited in playing one of hia tragedy roles tbat he chased a siipar with whom he was fenc ing oil tho stage and co frightened the lad that He leaped through a rear door way intojtha falls and narrowly escaped drowning. In June, IS4O, the old theater was the scene of a stormy Democratic conven tion, which preceded the rebellion when Virginia withdrew it.i delegates, othor states following suit, and Stephen A. Douglas wai nominated for presi dent. ! In Jtine, ISG4, it was the scena of tho union national convention which nomi nated Abraham Lincoln for president and Johnson for vice-president, The Front etreot was for many years tbe most fashionable theater in the south, bnt for a long time it has been given np to vaudeville and blood and thunder dramas. SQUARING A SHORTAGE. A BAKEBSFIELD INSURANCE MAN SHOOTS HIMSELF. W. K. Hooghton Preferred Death to the renttontlary and Mode a Dramatic Ead. Bakeebfikld, Cal., Feb. 7.— W. E. Houghton committed suicide tbis evon ing by shooting himself through the heart. He baa resided here for 2U years and has been engaged in tbe real eatate business and insnranoe business for the past 10 years. He became financially ambarrassed and collected insurance money which he had not accounted for to the general offices. Today R. G. Brush, of the Liverpool and London and Globe, and Robert Tyson of the German-American insur ance companies, arrived here and gave Houghton until 5 o'clock te settle. Accordingly he met the agents as prom ised at the Kern Valley bank, when be stated he was ready to settle, and poll ing a pistol oat of his pocket ahot him. self through the heart. He died in etantly. He leaves a wife and two children. sun, Horasrci.. Mexico Looking- ror Guatemala to Battle Feaeeably. Mexico City. Mex. Feb. 7.—Hon. Ignaoio Mariaoal, secretary ol foreign relatione in the Mexican cabinat, today officially denied the statement that Guatemala had retired from ita grounds and acceded to the demands of Mexico. "Bnt we are still hopeful that war may finally be averted," said the min ister. Sefior Mariscal did not indicate that tho settlement of the boundary question is any nearar an amicable settlement than at the beginning of the negotia tions. Daily drills of volunteers are being held in the event of war with Guatemala. A regular company haa been organized by the emplyees of the department of justice, which has been augmented by recruits from tbe outside. The company is composed of lawyers, doctors, newspaper men and representa tives ol othor professions, as well as a large number of clerks of departments. A number of young men are in jail for allowing their patriotism over the Gua temala question to get tbem into a riot yesterday. A student was haranguing a crowd in front of the circus, when some one in the company shouted defiantly: Long Live Guatemala! A pitched battle immediately earned, TEN PAGES. in which the Guatemalan sympathizer was attacked and beaten before ths police arrived. A number were arrested and their preliminary hearing for dis turbing the peace will be held today. Reports from many interior cities of the republic show that the celebration of Mexican constitution day was nsad in numerous cases as an opportunity for making patriotio manifestations in favor of Mexico on ths Gaatemala affair, the present question being made the subject of many fiery orations, and the volun teer spirit runs high all over the co un try. AMBITIOUS KZBri. He Will Fight With Mexlen and Claim Salvador. San Francisco, Fab. 7.—Antonio Ezeta announces hia intention to go to Munco and state his case to President Diaz and assume command of a brigade in the Mexican army if there should be war with Guatemala, with the under standing that when Guatemala shall be defeated, Salvador would again be given to Ez9ta's rule. Newspaper Claims. Sacramento, Feb. 7. —The senate oom mittee on finance and tho assembly com mittee on way a and means met in joint session tooigbt to consider tho claims of the many newspapers which pub lished the proposed amntidments to t he constitution previous to ths last elec tion. Newspaper publishers from aye ry section of the state were present to state their etiims. After listening to th c various statements the committee ad - journud without taking any aotion. CHARLEY WAS NAUGHTY THE PRIMA DONNA OF THE BOS TONIANS WANTS A DIVORCE. Mrs. Caroline Hamilton Files Complaint Against Her Mn.band In Mew York. Special to Tim Herald. New York, Feb. 7.—Caroline Hamil ton, tbe prima ponna of the Bostoniane, has entered a suit for absolute divorce against her husband. Chariot Edward Hamilton. The statutory grounds were alleged in a complaint which was filed early in January. Both are San Fran oißcans. Her maiden name was Milz ner. No co-respondent was named, but it is alleged that Hamilton registered I under his proper name with an un known woman between December 18th and 24th. Mrs. Hamilton makes the customary affidavit that she has not condoned her husband's offense or lived with him eince the discovery of his infidelity. The summons was sarved on Hamilton at tbe time the complaint was drawn, and the action will come up early next week. Hamilton haa filed no answer, and is said to be in London, so it is pos sible that no defense will be offered. WILL not strike. Ohlar Arthur Paolfylng Dlliatlsn.d 8. P. Knatlnecrs. San Francisco, Feb. 7. —Indications were favorable last night for a settle ment of the dispute between the South ern Pacific railroad and its engineers. The presence of Chief Arthur is having a pacifying effect, and while he dis plays the gift of prophecy, his words point to a coming togethsr of tbe two parties. A story ia afloat that tbe en gineers were in secret session; that they wore making preparations for a strike, and tbat some of the members hoped that one wonld take place. Chief Arthur expressed hia belief in compromises, and his hope that an amicable under standing would be reached. WASHED UP BY THB WAVES. Body of an Unknown Man Found at San Foilro. Special to The Herald. San Pedro, Feb. 7. —Yesterday Dau Beoker, a fisherman, found a naked corpse of a man floating in the kelp off tbe lighthouse. Ha brought the body to this place and an inquest was held today, the verdict being that the body was that of an unknown man and the cause of death drowning. There were no marks on the body by which it could be identified. No one here knew anything abont the man. Tbe remains were badly decomposed, having been in the water evidently for four or five weeks. THE OOTOIE CAN ROAM. Tba Anti-Scalp Bonntj Bill Signed by Budd. . Sacrcmento, Feb. 7.—Last week the legislature, by almost unanimona action, knocked ont the act providing for the payment of a bounty for coyote scalps, and Governor Bndd signed it. This morning Senator Gleaves of Red ding oaused surprise in the senate by introducing a bill providing for the pay ment of a bounty of tbree cents for the scalp of each jack-rabbit. Aa ths fes tive jacks roam tbs bills and valleys in coontless numbers the hunters could soon reap a golden harvest. The San .loaquin valley counties wonld speedily revive tbe old sport of rabbit drives. Senator MoGowati moved to strike ont the word "rabbits" and insert that of "senators" but did not receive a second. To Beeoant Votaa. Sacramento, Feb. 7. —The assembly committee on elections agreed tonight to ask authority from the assembly to visit Sau Francißco and recount the ballots of the tbree assembly districta ol tbat city from which contests have been reported. PRICE FIVE CE&TS BARRETT'S BILL REQUIRES BOOSTING Los Angeles Influence Needed for the Fair. San Pedro Harbor Site Memo rial Discussed. SAN DIEGO GETS LEFT Koportof tbo Senate Committee on Pats* tlo Batldinp;i--Money for ths lm provernent of the Iniens Asy lam nt Highland.. Special to Thb Herald. Sacramisnto, Feb. 6.—The assembly ' took ap the substitute report by the committee on federal affairs for a joint resolution offered by Kenyon asking congress to make an appropriation for San Pedro harbor. As the substitute was prepaaed by Weyse, Gutter thought it was in favor of Santa Monica and feared a debate bsaween Kenyon and Weyse on the subject. Therefor* he arose and said: "If I underttand this substitute, Mr. Chairman, it is in favor of Santa Mon ica harbor. While we all realiza and admit the need of a harbor in Southern California, the delegation from that sec tion is divided, and it is a federal matter for congress and not ths legislature to settle. I think it best, therefore, to lay it aside as we of the north know absolutely nothing of the merits of the two sites proposed." Tbe chairman pointed out that the substitute was not in favor of either San Pedro or Santa Monica, bat in favor simply of a harbor in Southern Califor nia, leaving it to congress to determine the location. On that explanation Cut ter withdrew his opposition and the sub stitute was passed nnaaimonsly. HARBOR MATTER'S. Gleavea of the committee on harbors and rivers is trying to make arrange ments for bia committee to visit all the harbors and rivers in the atate needing federal assistance, to report on the sab jeot tally and call attention to the need of more money for the rivers and har bors of California. Gleavss was in Washington last year urging appropriations for rivers, bat says the matter waa not energetically enough pushed by the California dele gation. He will ask the legislature to extend a apscial invitation to the con gressional committee on rivers and bar-. bors to visit this state this year, and will ask a special appropriation of $6000 to entertain them. A conference of all the representatives of counties with waterways in tbe legislature ia to bo held shortly, and every effort made to attract special attention to the needs of California. Major Barrett says that while he be* lievea the bill to create a state fair fot Southern California will pass, the peo ple ol Los Angeles must take more in terest in it and should lose no time in asking their senators and assemblymen to support it. Tbe chairman of the as sembly committee on agriculture favors tbe bill, but a majority of the committee oppose it. Every pressnre should ba brought here from Southern California on the subject. ASYLUM IMPROVEMENTS. Tbe senate committee to visit state Institutions in Southern California mada a lengthy report this morning. It fa. vors an appropriation of (80,000 for ths normal school, which ia $5000 more than the assembly oommittee on ways and means allows in the general approprla* tion bill. Senator Mathews seenred a favorable report for an appropriation for heating the old school and famish ing the new building, though ths amounts asked for were reduced slightly. The insane asylum at Highlands got a new female ward at a cost of $0500, a new dormitory and dining rooms, $15, --000, and a system of drainage, $20,000. Senator Androus very adroitly secured tbs passage of a bill under a suspsnaion of roles giving the asylum $10,000 to fur nish the new buildings. It will nn« doubtedly pais the assembly without difficulty. Ban Diego will hardly get her normal school this year, although the committee favor Pacifio Beach if one is established. Senator Withington ia fighting bravely against big odds for tbe bill. Many telegrams were received from Los An geles today abont the architects' license bill. It will hardly pass the senate, however, unless mors work is being dona for it than is now apparent here. Tha assembly judiciary committee, however, reported favorably on it. Senator Mathews today introduced a bill changing the Los Angeles city elec tion to the second Monday in March ia every even year. THE SENATE. Llqaor Hen Gly» Op the Fight fer That* Bin. Sacramento, Feb. 7.—ld tha tenata Smith caused a commotion by mOTioQ that tht judicial/ cemmittaa bt> n -1 4 !-. .