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CITY NEWS IN BRIEF TlMrsnvrunE—Rerort oi observations taken at I.os Angeles, March 23. The barometer Is reduced io sea level. I Bar. AiM a. m. 30.12 57 6:00 p. m.,30.12 To Maximum temperature, 70. Minimum Temperuture, .14 Rainfall past twenty-four hours, .01. Rainfall for season, 7.02. Ban Frr*Not.co. March 23.—1'0r Pouthern Cal ifornia: Cloudy weaoner: lisht westerly 'winds. Rooms $2 a week and up. V. S. hotel. Easter cards at Langstadter's, 214 South Broadway. Dr. W. K. Lee haa resumed practice at 505 S. Spring street. Get your mussels at Leon Escallier's place, Vignes and Aliso atreets. Orr .v. Hines, undertakers, nemoved to 647 South Broadway. Tel. Mtdn 65. Sharp A Samson, funeral directors (in dependent,) 530 South Spring street. Tel. 1020. G. T. Marsh of San Francisco ia at 250 8. Broadway with a magnificent collection of Japanese art. A fine collection of rarra Japanese curios is to be sold at auction by C. A. Sumner this week. See about it. All Interested in choice works of art must see the Japanese bjouzes on exhibi tion at '250 S. Broadway. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Forbes Parker is asked to communicate the same, to the occupant of room 30, Bry son block. Wonderful specimens of Ceramic art are to be sold at auction this week by C. A. Sumner. Now ou exhibition at 250 S. Broadway. • Strictly flue watch and jewelry repairine. Wesolicit thsinost complicated »i-rk ami assure the best results. W. A. Free berg & ,Son, 400 S. Spring. A young man 1 0 or 20 years of age, giv ing the name of Joe Abhors., was last night arrested for begging on the streets, and 'will be tried for vagrancy. Adams Bros., dentists. 239Vf South Spring street. Painless filling and extract ing. Best sets of teeth from *t> to $10. Hours. f> to 5i Sundays 10 to 12. BA Columbia bicycle' wan laat evening stolen from in frojit of the Western Union telegraph office, wijile the owner was inside for a moment. The polico w ere notified. Gendron 'Oil model bicycle. $100; Reli ance 'OH model bicycle,*?.": Juvenile*" '00 model bicycle. $:*■» and $35, at Southern California Arias Co., 113 W. First st., Los AngeUs. Reauirg by Robert McLean t'unmr.ck, A. M., Marcli 2:1-20, Turkiverein hall. 321 South Main strict. Ticliets may be se cured througn patrons. Apply 723 West Twenty-third street. The Santa Fe Railway company w ill run an excursion around tho kite-shaped track on Saturday. Marcli 2 at Red landa, for tho benefit of the Newsboys' Home. The fare has been placed at $2. Br. Rebecca Leu Horary. Stimson bloc's:, first floor, rooms 133, 134* 135. Special attention given to obstetrical ease 3 and ail diseases of women and children. Elec tricity scientifically used. Consultation hours, Ito 5. Tel. 1277. Two Italian candy peddlers, Peter floolii »nd Peter Comachi, waio arrested yester day afternoon at Wetslake park for ob structing tho street. They placed their stands so as to interfere with travel and objected to moving on v, hen required. School teachers of city atidcounty schor.ls should take advantage of the special offer at Liobtenberger's art emporium, l<t7 North Main s'reet. This week you can pur chase a beautifully framed' picture of any patriot, author or comonser for only $1. The Stanford Mandolin and idee club boys will occupy the stugoof the Los Ange les theater tomorrow evening. They have appeared to good business in San Fran cisco, San Jose, Fresno and other points, and they will doubtless find a hearty greet ing awaiting them here. Free exhibition of Symons' great paint ing, Sunset from Mount Lowe, with anow scenes aud numerous; other view s just taken along the line of the Mount Lowe railway, at office of Mount Lowe Sprmgs company, dealers in the purest of all -waters, corner Third and Broadway. I.os Angeles, Cal. If you would onjoy good health you must filter your water. To do tliis properly you must get a Gate City Stone Filter, easily cleaned and cheap, for sale hy the Par melee Co. They are also offering special inducements on dinner sets, to make room for their immense new stock now on the road. 7.. L. Parmelee Co., 2!Si2 and South Spring street. Officer Stevenson prevented what might have been a largo tire last night. Pawn broker Myers left his store locked and a lighted lamp upon the wall. While petrol ing First 6treet the officer saw the lamp had blazed up and that the canvas or cloth covered ceiling had just caught fire. He broke open the door and extinguished the blaze before any damage had been done. PERSONAL Hon. T. K. Hampton of Washington, D. C, is at the Ramona. Mme. and Mile. Materna and Dr. Franz Ondricek and wife are at the Westminster. G. F. Van Woert, of the Murphy Var nish company of Chicago, will be here the first of this week. H. C. Parke. Benior partner of the great drug house of Parke, Davis & Co., De troit, is at the Westminster. J. W. Dawson and wife and Mrs. Dawson of Las Cruces, Mexico, are at the Ramona. Mr. Dawson is a well-known grower of va nilla and caoutchouc. Rev. (1. A. Mallory, editor of the Church man, New York, is at the Ramona. He was in the chancel at St. Paul's yesterday with his friend. Bishop Johnson, and at night assisted the rector of St. John's. Misses Burnett. Beatrice ( 'handler, May Carson, Sadie Lilly, Genevieve Smith. Lou Winder and Miss Harding of Oakland will entertain in honor of tho Stanford Glee club, from II to li. Tuesday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. Frank Burnett, corner Eighth and Beacon streets. On Tuesday evening Mrs. Aldcn will give a theater party, followed by a supper at her home. Hon. Anson Phelps Stokes of the New York Yacht club, director in the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western and New York Central and Hudson railroads, came in on his private car yesterday with Mrs. Stokoa, John G. Hovt, Mrs. Hoyt, Miss Phelps Stokes. Mis< Caroline M. Phelps Stokes, Miss Mildred M. Phelps Stokes. Harold Phelps Stokes, Miss Young and servants. C. 0. Bye. a prominent capitalist of Hiekson, North Dakota, accompanied by L. Bssnbgem of Kindred, the same state, have been visiting Southern California for the past three weeks. They express them selves as charmed witli the salubrity of tho Climate and richness of the soil, and de clare their intention of shortly leaving their cold northern home and purchasing ranches (n the neighborhood of Los Angeles. Last Thursday they took an extensive drive through the San Gabriel valley, and have almost decided to purchase a fine alfalfa ranch near El Monte. Both gentlemen say there will be many investors in Southern California lands from North Dakota within the present year. Are the Tools Stolen? George Blockenberger and John Vance were arrested on Los Angeles street last night on suspicion of petty larceny. The men had in their possession several sticks of solder for which they did not satisfac torily account. Later a bundle of plumb ers' or tinners' tools was found, wrapped in a workman's blouse, in a cigar store where it had been left by them. They c'aim to be tinners by occupation, and let te»s found on them would seem to bear out their statements. However, they will be held until it is definitely ascertained that tbe stuff was not stoleu. Angoitnra Bitters, the world renowned South American appetizer and invlgoralor, riif*'. dysoffals. <tfarrhoea. fever estrife. LABOR NOW IN POLITICS A CONFERENCE OF THE TRADES UNIONS HELD YESTERDAY A Platform of Principlea Adopted Comprising Four Planka—Socialists Are Declined Rec ognition—The Funding Bill Is Resolved Against—R-port Resolutions The political conference of the labor unions of the city was held yesterday at the hall of the council of labor. The ses sion lasted from 10 a. m. until about 5 p. tu. barring a brief interval for luncheon, ami it was beyond question harmonious. The question which caused the most dis cussion and the greatest dissension was ns to whether or not two institutions should be recognized which stand for Sociali-jm and eocialistic principles. But tho confer ence tlecided not to reccgnizi either of tbem. They were the International Edu cational Labor association nnd the Socialis tic Co-operative Mercantile and Producers association. Both had delegations of live on hand applying for admission, but neither were permitted to emer and par ticipate. The committee on credentials reported tho following delegates entitled tn seats: Clerks—A. M. Green, E. R. Dolman, A. Z Taft, H. Cowan, J. Travis. Tin, Sheet Iron and Cornice Workers- William Henderson, A. H. Srttttstoesser, David Fikes, F. Kendler, William Steflen. Cigarmakers—C. W. Sonneman, H. E. Martens, J. H. Figge, E. H. Jacob and V. J. Baader. Carpenters—Ed. Arnelstein, A. Vinette, D. O. Freeman, H. E. Dewey, G. W. Givens. Shinglers—Chris. Baker, E. f,. Hoyt. John K. Walker, C. L. Blair, S. Howard. Bakers —William Dorman.Cbarles Holm, J. Ainswortli, Arthur Roby, c. Kartman. Electiical Workers—.!. S. Marsh, George McClure, W. A. Woodis, C. P. L oft house, P. Buchanan. PEIER MCNAMARA President of Council of J abor and delsfdte from the Phimfers' union Plumbers—G. Hutcheson. P. McNamara, T. liishop, C. Russell, J. Coyle. Typographical Union —J. B. Lirergood, Joseph Phillis, Ferd Week. C. E. Fisk, F. Li. Colver. Painters—William Wilson. .1. H. Mc- Williams, Charles Stewart, W, M. Guan less. Cooks—H. O. Wells. Gus Bogan,Thomas Scornxton, John Thomas, Gus Sternberg. Bricklayers—J. Leach. P. Palmer, C. Leace, J. Larson, S. Qurnsey. P'armers' Alliance,Gardens,—L. H. West, F. Shultze, S. S. Smi'h. F. M. McC-eßty. Labor exchange—Elma E. Shaffer, J, L. Evans. 11. J. Stevens, Mrs. M. Barra, G. W. Savory. Knights of Labor— E. M. Hamilton, Fd Hutchison, M. Morns, Mrs. Benson, H. Helander. Temporary officers were elected as fol lows: Chairman. T. H. McWilliams; vice chairman, C. E. Fisk: secretary. E. R. Hol rnsn; sergeant-at-arms, Joseph Coyle; official renorter, Richard J. Colver. Committees on resolutions and on rules, order of business antl permanent organiza tion were ordered appointed and they were aa follows: Resolutions, Chairman F. B. Cclver, P. McNarama, W. L. Moore, J. D. Bailey, W. Wells, E. E. Shafer. L. Kiddle, W, M. Uueniess. Rules, order of busi ness and permanent organization, E. M. Hamilton, C. W. Sonneman, D. Freeman and W. Wilson. The committees retired to perform their work and adjournment was taken for lunch. At 2 p. m. the convention reconvened and the committee on temporary organiza tion reported, recommending tbat the tem porary organization be made permanent, and the motion waa adopted. Th* committee on platform and resolu tions reported as follows: We believe that the time haa come when the labor forces of the United Statea should make themselves hoard in tbe political management of this republic in order that they may be in position to enforce their demands we hereby adopt the following as our declaration of principles and pledge ourselves to aupport tho party that most nearly represents the sain;: Eirst—Direct legislation by the initiative antl referendum and imperative mandate and proportvnal representation. Second—The free and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at the present legal ratio of Itito 1. The issuance of paper currency by the government directly to the people without the intervention of banking corporations. Third— Believing that the time has come J. H. MCWILLIAfIS Chairman of the Conference and delegate from the Painters' union when the railroads will either own the peo ple or the people must own the railroads, we demand the government ownership of all the means of transportation and com munication. Fourth—That we favor governmental es tablishment of postal savings banks. After some little discussion the report was adopted. Joseph Phillis offered the following reso lutions. They were adopted, although not unanimously. Resolved, That we recommend the passage of a bill making it compulsory to label all articles within the state upon which any labor has been done by Chinese, Japanese or convicts; also upon all articles made in foreign countries or mado here from materials partly or wholly prepared abroad. Resolved, That we support the passage of a law mnkfng rnmrmLorv t.h« nerinrilcaj LOB ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING-, MARCH 23, 189 ft. sanitary inspection of factories and work ahops in the state of California. Resolved, that we aupport the passage of a law increasing the powers of the commis sioners of labor and appoint a salaried deputy in each city of the state having; a population of over 30,000. A resolution advocating foreclosure of tho mortgages of the Pacific roads was adopted. The platform was referred back to tbe local unions for approval. Tho organization was made permament, and an adjournment was taken until April 10th. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONALS The Local Labor Organization on a Recent Rall.oad Meeting The International F.ducationat Labor association has addressed a cotnmnriica tion "To our representatives and senators In congress assembled." It bears the official seal of the organization and the signatures of the secretary and other offi cers: It reads as follows: To our representatives and senators in congress assembled: WHEREAS, William Carlson, mayor of San Diego, held a public meeting in this city en Match sth, the expenses of which the press has expressed the opinion were paid hy tho Southern I'acilie Railroad company, whicli was addressed by Mayor Carlson and Col. A. B. Moiolikiss, attorney for tho Southern I'acilie company; this meeting was called ostensibly for the pur- I pose of creating a public sentiment i.i | favor of a short line from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City, via. Manvel and Milford; but ths real object of the meeting may beet 09 jiulgsd by the following clause la a set of resolutions submitted by Mayor Carlson : '*We Irolieve that the congress of the Cnited States should take heed of the pending legislation before it, and that the application of the Central Pacific and Ciiioii Pacific railroad* for an extension of the time of payments of the debts of those roads should be met in a just and business lika manner, and accepting additional tin! lull securities for tho pay ment of those debts, should so Ii gislare as not to revolutionize or ex periment in new and strange methods, hut si adjust and secure the amounts dua ihe I'nited States, and at the same time not hinder and disturb the orderly course of business of the .treat national arteries of commerce; but to promote and foster the extension of the same by means of new branches and extensions into now and un developed Ileitis of the great west, among them tho exiension of the I'nion Pacific railroad from Salt l ake lo Souihern Cali fornia by means of the shortest and most direct route, thus giving a competing tin) to the great linoa of the northtveat, con verging from Chicago to Omaha and other western points to Ogdsn." Although this meeting was ponrly at tended, there being not to exceed 175 i present, and quite a number of those weie employes of tue railroad company, and ari attempt was made to secure the adoption of the resolutions without discussion, this clause met with determined opposition. Therefore, as citizens, taxpayers and representatives of the labor interests of this city, while we aro henrtily i:i favor of any legitimate enterprise whereby wo may secure a direct route to Salt Lake City, we earnestly protest against agents of tho Southern l'aciflc company misleading our ropresenta ives to congress by the implica tion tha*. tho citizens of Los -Angeles fa vored the funding bill. We are emphatic ally and unalterably opposed to '.his mea sure for the following reasons: First. We regard it as tho grossest form of class legislation, inasmuch as it dis criminates in favor of corporations in con tradistinction mail other debtors. Second. As railways are public utilities, we deem it for the best interests of the people of the United States fur Ihe govern ment to assume the management of such aa rapidly as possible to be operated in the interests cf the whole people, and there fore urge the immediate foreclosure of the government mortgage on the Union Pacilic and Central Pacific railroads. A FOUR-VOLUME LIBRARY Wisdom and Intormation Condensed for Those Who Act Promptly Many busy men and women have longed for a ready book of reference, at once an encyclopedia and a dictionary, an indis pensable "at one's elbow" servant. This need ia supplied by the Pacific Coast Newspaper syndicate, which offers a carefully prepared work, in four volumes, under conditions that will commend it to every discriminating user of books of ref erence. 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Two hundred sets are offered upon these terms: One dollar as first payment, with immediate delivery, of the four vol umes, and monthly payments for one year of $1.25. Tbe publishers expect to make in this manner 200 nuclei of voluntary advertising for the work. The price of the dictionary after the 200 introductory sets have been taken will be from $42 to $72, according to the style of binding. it should be borne in mind that this of fer is not confined to Los Angeles, but applies to all sections reached by the great Los Angeles dailies. Annlveraary of Charter Day The University of California club, in cel ebration of the anniversary of charter day of the university, held its annual reunion and banquet at Jerry Illicit'b on Saturday evening. H. W. O'Melveny, the president of the club, acted as toaatmaster. The following toasts were responded to: Our Alma Mater, by W. T. Craig; Col lege Juris piudence, .Max Lowenthal; The Faculty, Leslie R. Hewitt; The Non-Professional College Man. E. W. North; The New Wo man, vV. J. Variel. Those present were: H. W. O'Melveny, Leslie R. Hewett, Max Lowenthal, Senator Guy Karl, E. A. Me serve, F. M. Kelsey, W. J. Variel, W. T. Craig, K. W. North, Lee Stepens, Sheldon Borden, Charles Houghton, Shirley Ward, Dr. Edelman, E. J. Gates, M. B. Hinckley, H. Allen, L. A. Mendelson, W. F. Bur bank and S. M. Haskine. Thrown From a Wagon Mrs. H. Morse, a bride of a week, went out for a ride with her husband in his wagon yesterday. On the homeward wav, al the corner of Main and Fifth streets, something went wrong with the harness of one of the horses. Mr. Morse got out to fix it, when the team gave a jump and swung around the corner so quickly as to throw the lady to the street, one of the wheels of the heavy vehicle striking her in the aide. She was taken into a drugstore at the point where the accident occurred and medical assistance rendered. No bones were broken, but her aide was painfully bruised. The patrol wagon was called and conveyed her to her residence on Short street. Best ol All To cleanse the system iv a gentle and truly beneficial manner, when the spring time comes, use the true and perfect remedy, Syiupof Figs. One bottle will answer for all the family and costs only 50 cents; the large size $1. Buy the genuine. Manu factured by the California Fig Syrup com pany only, and for sale by all druggists. The finest wedding Invitations or announce, mems either printed or engraved, at reason able prices, furnished by 11. M. Lee 4 8r0.,140 N. Spring st. All pieces of wallpaper greativ reduced. A A. Kelts.-om. :tli pn.tth Pnr< t. «tr-.t HON. ZACH. MONTGOMERY ON SUITS TO SET ASIDE FRAUDULENT LAND PATENTS His Ststement to the Settlers' League of Cal ifornia, Arizona ar. 1 New riextco—The Classes of Void Patents-What Congress Should Do In the ."latter Hon. Zachariah Montgomery, who in con junction with the Hon. A. 11. Garland, ex- United States attorne; •general, has been engaged in an effort to have congress ex tend the time wherein suits may bebrought J by the United Sta/os government for tho MOOTery of land wrongfully patented, has i just isatio 1 to his clients, the officers I ami members of the Settlers 1 League of California, Arizona ami New Mexico, a statement of tho "present legal status of ! those Spanish und Mexican laud claims in i California and elsewhere that are covered Iby lUegslly procured United stetos pat l ems." Ths Settlers 1 league is nnorganlza j tion that is interested in having tho [an Is held under patents of the kind noted re stored to the public domain in order that they may bo scoured by bona fide settlors. The leagua has a strong membership scat tered throughout California, Arizona ami New Mexico, and tho statement of Mr. Montgomery will be of irreat interest to thousands of people that have been watch ing the light being made in Washington by himself aud associates, .Mr. Montgomery says: Gentlemen:—A failure to obtain eidier a repeal or suspension o? tho act of con gress passed March li. 181)1, providing "That sultl by the Cnited States to va cate and annul any patent heretofore is sued shall only ba brought within live years from Ihe passage of this act," rentiers it proper that its one of your at torneys who ssalously worked for said re peal 1 should briefly and candidly state to you my opinion as to the present legal status of those Spanish and Mexican land claims in California and elsewhere that are covered by illegally procured United States patents. lv order to make myself clearly under stood It will ho necessary to say, as was said in my petition to congress, that there are two classes of Illegally procured pat ents, namely, patents that ate absolutely void and patents that are not wholly void, but that are voidable, and ought in justice to lie made void by a court of equity, be cause of the fraud or collusion employed in their procurement. To Illustrate, tho difference between a thing that is void and ! one that is only voidable we will Bitppose that A gives to 11 a power of attorney au thorizing him to sell or otherwise dispose of a certain piece of land, describing But suppose that Instead of selling ihe particular piece of laud described in hia power of attorney he undertakes to sell antl convey another, antl wholly different ! tract of laud. Such an unauthorizsd convey ance would be utterly void, and would re quire no suit and no decree of eour; to make it void. But suppose that instead of attempting to sell laud uot embraced in his power, ho seils and conveys the right land, but in doing so he colludes with the purchaser to swindle his principal, aud conveys the laud for only 10 tier cent of its real value. Here the deed would not be wholly void, but only voidable, and would require a decree of court to annul or set it aside. Because, although procured by fraud and collusion, it was executed by one having power lo execute it. This illusiralc-s the two classos of illegal I'nited Slates land patents by whicli tiie government and people have been wrong fully despoiled of millions of acres of liieir best laud. All such illegal patents as are not wholly void, but only voidable, aro now fully pro tected by the limitation law of 1.801, and there is no use to fret or spend any money ou them. In view, howover, of all the facts that have been brought to light, chiefly through the laborious aud thorough investigations of Mr* 0. C, Grove, an abbreviated state ment of whicli facts are appended to my recent petition to tho president antl con gress, I am convinced that many hundreds of thousands, aud even millions, of actus of the best lands in California and else where are today held under patents that are utterly void, and that require no suit and no decree of court to annul them; and if the law is enforced they can find no pro lection under the limitation law of 1801. Such, in my deliberate judgment, accord ing to repeated decisions of the I'nited States supreme court, are all patents rest ing on Governor Pico's pretended sales of mission lauds, m cases where tho petitions asking for confirmation showed these facts. As set forth in my petition to congress, there are two classes of void patents, for Mexican land claims, namely: First—Patents that are void because rest ing upon void decrees of confirmation, as in cases where the land commissioners had no jurisdiction, and Secondly, patents that are void for want of an actual survey of the lands, attempted to be patented, lv this opinion I am pleased to say that the distinguished ex- Attorney-General Garland alter the fullost deliberation, entirely concurs. So far as void patents of the first class are concerned; uamoly patents that are void because resting on void decrees of confirmation my opinion is that they are io all intents and purposes government lands, and ought to be dealt witli as audi by the land department at Washington. But as regards a land claim over which the board of commissioners had jurisdic tion but the confirmation of which waa pro cured by fraud and collusion, followed up by a patent that is void, for want of an ac tual survey; my opinion is that, in such cases, the patent being void requites no suit, as already stated, to make it void; and furthermore, while all land patents not void, however fraudulently procured, that were in existence on March 3d, 1801, are now protected by said limitation act; yet said limitation act does not protect, nor does it even purport to protect, iliegal decrees of confirmation obtained by fraud and collusion, unless followed up by a real, that is to say, a valid patent. Therefore in order to make myself clearly understood, I reiterate, that iv all cases where lands are now claimed under patents that are void for want of an actual survey, and also under decrees of confirm ation, that are voidable because of fraud and collusion, my opinion is that suoh de crees of confirmation are not protected by the limitation law of 1801, and may yet be attacked and vacated by the govern ment, as effectually as if said limitation act had never been passed. My opinion further is that what is mostly needed in order to arouse both the Ameri can congress, and the laud department at Washington to a realizing sense of their duty in the matter of rescuing from the hands of illegal holders tiie vast bodies of government lands now wrongfully held by fraudulent claimants, is for the honest patriotic citizens of the Pacific states arid territories of every parly, and calling, to make a united and duiermined effort to expose in ail their horrid ugliness, the foul means that have been and are being re sorted to by unscrupulous corporations and multi-millionaires, for the purpose of swindling tho government nnd people out PANTS of the richest lauded heritage on the face of God's earth. As one evidence of what can be done, if the people who feel a patriotic interest in tliis matter will act promptly, energetically and unitedly; I may refer to the fact that, although it was about the middle of Janu ary, that my petition opposing the perpetu ation of the limitation law of 1891 reached Washington: and although tbe entire sev enteen members of the house committee on public laud, (with probably but one ex ception I were at first opposed even to sus pending tho operation of that law, in its application to Spanish and .Mexican land claims, yet after a brief statement of the facts by General Garland and myself, that same committee, by an almost unanimous report, presented a b ; ll suspending lor live year- the operation of that law in its ap plication to patents for Spanish and Mexi can claims as well as other patents. Hut tin* house iisclf, not having learned and not having had either time or oppor tunity to learn the facts touching these j fraudulently procured land patents, struck ! out that portion of the committee'a report and therehy forever estopped the govern ment from interfering with any of those patents not already void. In conclusion I can only advise the mem bers of the Settlers' league that in order to successfully oppose the spirit of lawless ] ness by which the government and people ; havo been plundered of their property, it will be necessary to carefully refrain, themselves, from everything savoring of lawlessness. Nothing would better please the heartless wretches who have grown rich on tho spoils of crime than to be able to divert attentiou from their own gigantic misdeeds by pointing to some trivial act of violence on tho part of some settler, which they themselves had provoked. There fore my advice would be to maintain your organizations, continue the work of gather ing end placing facts before the people I showing and proving the vile frauds ami ; official collusions on which rest the void ! titles of many of the purso-proud nabobs | that now rule this land, until the rotten i ness of those titles shall so stink in ttie . nostrils of the people that neither the land I department nor congress nor the courts 1 can respect them without themselves for i feiting tho respect of all honest men. By fighting our battles on this line we | may yet win, and most assuredly shall de- I serve to win. RUPTURE Professor Joseph Fandrey. European | specialist, formerly of Berlin, Germany, : now permanently located at 821 South : Broadway, Los Angeles, is a practical | rupturu specialist and manufactures the i latest patent trusses (his own invention) I for curing rupture, also corsets for etirva i turn of the spine, female supporters, etc. ! Each case will be made to tit. Over forty almost helpless cases of from two to twen i ty years' standing, none twice broken, are today cured and hive no more use for ] truss. Patients from two to seventy-five : years of age. Information aud testimoni als will be sent free on implication. Tiie Smith Premier Type Writer i Ifflee has been removed to our new Crystal parlors in tho Muskegon block, cor. Third and Broadway. L. & M. Alexander & i Co., general agents. Wm. H. B. Uayward, manage-. An Ideal Water Is Sparkling Puritas, Five gallons, 50c, delivered. The Ice and Cold Storage com pany of Los Angeles: telephone, '228. JOTTINGS Our Home Brew Blaler A Zobelein's lager, freih from tholt brewery, on draught In all the principal ea .'ooiis; delivered promptly in bottles or kegs. Cfliie end brewery,4l4 Allrostrseti telephone 01. Hanlman Pish Co., San Pedro j Fiesh tlsh snd lobsters shipped diroct to all points in Arizona, Texas ami Mexico, from cannery in ban Pedro, nt lowest wholesale fIIOSSi Pabst a Mr! Pabst Beerl On draft. Olympic Hell, 121 \V. Flrit St.. IV. (jarms, prop. Tel. 274. Finest commer cial banco. Leave orders for bottled beer. Eagle Brand Oysters Call for the liagle P.rand of fresh frozen cysters. Yonr grocer has them. They are » great delicacy. Free Dispensary for the poor daily. Drs. Lindley and Smith, Broadway aud Koui th. I'lrtle Block. Hawiey. King & Co., 210 N. Main St., agents genuine Columbus Buggy company's buggies arid bicycles. Advance Davis sewing macbiues removed to 407 S. Broadway, opposite Chamber Com merce. Largest variety Concord business wagons and top delivery wagons. Hawiey, King & Co. Pabst Beerl Pabst Been On draft at Joe Arnold's, 358 8. Sprint sc. Eig Tree Carriage Works, 12S San Pedro St. Concord business wagons a specialty Dr. D. S. Dlffenbacher, dentist, rooms 4 and B, 119 S. Spring St., Los Angeles. 1800-10 lbs. Keatiiigs—"Stis days ahead ol them ah." Hawiey, King & Co. Everything on wheels, Hawiey, King & Co., 210-212 N. Main at. Sewing Machines rented $2 per month. 407 irouth Broadway. fr. Harriet Hilton. 424 4 Hill street. DEATHS Notices of deaths, without comment. Inserted under this head free. Funeral noticea 10 cents per line. I 22, 1896, at N, Hill street, city, aK-'d ST.vpafs. Funeral Irom residenci l today at 2 p.m. Friends find acquaintances Invited to attend. Louisville, j Ky . papers pleasecopyj 8 Peck a Chase Co.i lifH£ BROADWAY ■ ■ UNDCRfAKItRj: ■ 39 a BROADWAY. I Ever Troubled With Your Eyes Ever tried ml W« hae* Sited (Its*** to thou»nds to their entlrs satisfaction Why aot give ua a trial? Wo \vil» satisfy you. £j e> telled free. Lowest prices. S. O. MARSHUTZ, Scientific Optician M 5 8. Spline atraet, opp. Stimion Bloefc. Established hor* nine yaara. gtW Looa tor th* Gwn on th* HUM. I. H. Griffith, Pres. John T. Griffith. V.-r/raa, F. T. Griffith, Secretary and Treasures. Goo. R. Waltes, *upt. of Mill. J. M. GRIFFITH COMPANY, Lumber Dealers, And manufacturers oi Artistic mil work ol Every Description Boon, Wirjdons, Blinds and mat™. ■84 ». ALAktECA AT.. L*a Angelas. Oak Poland Address t?nnlr PARISH'S iS.ULK. UKUfi STORE, W/ntff 502 & BROADWAY. ———————— —————— I About This I nay isth Morning fl We will add to and occupy We Open Our || the present quarters of I H. Jevne, BfOkeil |J8 Giocer li Into which we will remove I-** Ine HI all of our shoe departments. If This added space will give 4SIIOC M us three times the selling M room of any store in South fl em California mS m Shoe Selling en Is Now in Order All Broken Lines of Johnston and " Hurphy's Men's hand-made Shoes, and Laird, Schober & Mitchell's Ladies' Artistic Footwear must posi tively be closed at once. Every other "broken line" receives the same fate. Prices Will Tell the Story for Us The Massachusetts Benefit Life Association of Boston Lsues policies ICICO* to $20 000 at lowest possible rates conr-istont with safety. Also $300 to 9900 on monthly payments, specially Adapted to persons of small means. In case of perma nent total disability we pay half the iaceof policy. Cosh surrender values; non-forfeituro clause; no leatrictions on residence or travel. We want an agent in everytown in Southern California. Pint-class inducements. Correspondence solicited. J. ff. HANEY, General Agent, Currier Building. 212 W. Third st., Los Angeles, Cal. 1 SENOUR'S FLOOR PAINT | A Paint for Floors 1 U. R. BOWERS & SONS, 451 5. Spring; eaTOtaVMsaVy*^^ FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS . STATE LOAN & TRUST COMPANY OP LOS ANGELES CKPITHL PHID UP IN GOLD OOIN $500,000 A GENERAL BANKINGS BUSINESS TRANSACTED Inlersit paid oa Urns deposits. We set as trustees, guardians. admtaUtratava, mm, Safe deposit boiss for rent, DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS: H. J. WOOLLACOTT, President; J. F. TOWELL, First Vlss President: WARREN Second Vloa President; JOHN W. A. OFF, Oashlor; M. B. LEVTIB. AsSUtaast CaikMM OKOu iK II h'>SkOR.KE, F. PoRTaH. F. C HOWKS, R. H. HOtylLJ* AUuilM W. P. UABDKEa. B. F. BALL OLDEST AND LARGEST BANK IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Farmers' and flerchants' Bank of Los Angeles, Cal. ~.„,,.,,_.,,,„_, ainnooo! I. w. Hellman. President: IL W. Hellaaaa, Capital (paid up) *.„„'„„„ Vlcs-Presldent; H. J. Fleishman, Cashier; £ Surplus and reserve | u e u mlni Assistant Cashier. Diiectors—W. 11. Perry, O. W. Chllds, J. F. Franola, 0. S., Thorn, C. Dueomntua, H. Vf. Hellman, A. Ulasjell, T. L Duque, I. W. Hellman. Special collection department. Correspondence invited. Safe deposit boxes tor real THE NATIONAL BANK OF CALIFORNIA 1 AT 1.03 ANOKLCS niRrrToRS O H CHURCHILL, JOHN WOLFSKII.L, OKORGE IRVINE, W. S. BE VAN* it FTC KLOKKB, M. H. SHERMAN, N. W, SIOWELL. T. E. NEWLIN, 0. t! JOHNSON, FRED O. JOHNSON, JOHN M. C. MARBLE, JOHN E. MAR Slat. A. IIAPLI*.*\ Merchants' National Bank OF LOS ANGELES NADEAU BLOCK W. L. GRAVES President WILLIAM F. BOSBYSHELL Vice-President C. N. FLINT Cashier W.H. HOLLIDAY Aasistant Cashier Capital, paid in goid coin SiM".<io> Surplus and undivided profits '».♦»> Authorised capital Ht,»N DIRECTORS L. N. Breed, IL T. Newell, William H. Avery, Silas Hoffman, W. H. Holliday, Wm. F. Bosby shell. W. L. Graves, Frank Rader, D. Iterates, ThomaaOoas, E. P. Itoshysheil. UNION BANK OF SAVINGS | CAPITAL PAID IN 528.500 223 S. Spring St., LOS ANGELES, CAL. orriccsa and director? M. W. Stimson Wm. Ferguson V. E. Mr Van Prpit. Vie* riett. ca.hier C. 0. Harrison S. H. Mott R. M. Baker A. E. Pomerou S. A. Butler INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS GERM AW AMERICAN CaaVINOS BANK. Cor. Alain r :A First sts., Has Angeles, Cal. Paid op capital llOOmjo Ot Surplus and undivided prollts 37,45t) 58 Victor reset, President; L. W. Bllnn, First Vice President; C. N. Flint, Second Vlee President; tt. B. Avery, Cashier; P. F. Schumacher, As,Uvant Cashier. PlrectOFs—Dr. Joseph Hurts, 1.. W. Bllnn, Hugo liuber, C.N. Flint, H. W- stoil, M. N Avery, O. Brodle, Victor Fotiel, I. A. Lothian Emanuel Eyratid. Interest allowed on deposits Money loaned ou real estate. MAIN STREET SAVINGS BANK AND TRPST COMPANY Junction of Main, goring and Temple sts. (Temple Block), Los Angeles. Capital paid up 1100,0110 Officers and directors: T. L. Duojie. Presidentl I. N. Van Nu.vs, Vice President: J. V. wachteL Cashier; H. W. Hellman, Kaapare Colin, 11. W. O'Melveny, J. B Laakerahim, v. T. Johnson, AS* Haaa, W. G. Kerckaon*. Money loaned on real eetate, _Ftvs per cen interest pal* on term _ OP LOS ANGELES. Capital etoclr. 1400.800 Surplus and undivided profits over.. 234,009 J. M. ELLIOTT. President. W. o. KKItCKHoFF, V. President FRANK A (IIBSON, Cashier. O. B. SHAFFER, Ass't Cashier. DIRECTORS: J. M. Elliott, J. D Bicknell, P. Q. Story, H. Jevne, J. D. Hooker 1 W. C. Patterson, Wm. a. KerckbolT. No public funds or other preferred deposits re* reived by this bunk. , — < T/ 38 ANGELES NATIONAL BANK. United States Depository. Capital IMO.aos Surplus «2,5W Total . 1542,500 GEORGE H. BONKBRAKE President WARREN GILLELEN Vice President F. C. HOWES Oashlei E. W. COE Assistant Cushlef DIRECTORS: George TT. Bonebrake, Warren GHllelen. P. M, Green, Charles A. Marriner, W. 0. Hrown. A. Francisco, E. P. Johnson, M. T. Allen, P.c. Howes* This bank hits no deposits of either th* county oh rity treasurer, r.nd therefore no preferred creditors* AttGEIfES SAVrSftS BAWf. 230 N. Main st. J E. Plater, Pres. 11. w. Hellman, V. Pre* w. m. Oaawell, cashier. ~ D rectors—l. w. nellman, J. E. ruter, H. W\ Hellman. I. W. Helhn, t,j, w. fl\ Caswell. H Interest paid on deposits, Money to loan oa Oasts class real estate. v..™—.