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THE DAILY RECORD-UNION.'
T.ESHAY.... JAM HIT ! 13, ISBO.
The San Francisco office of the Daily Uscord-Umou
an I Weekly Uxio.n is at EOS Montgomery street. J
NEWS OF THE MORNING.
Ik New York yesterday Government bonds were
quoted at 104} for Is of 1907 ; 101! for 5s of ls»l ;
1,-71 for -tls ; sterling, ti -3,-fi s.'.^ ; silver bars,
113» . silver coin, J discount buying, par selling
:■.-•. f.k in ie mi a yesterday, 52]; consols,
07 ; 6 per cent. United States bonds, 100J ; 4s. 106} ;
4»s,iioi. :zz' Ziz-fz'_.
In sun Francisco hall dollars are quoted at par ;
tr.de dollars, 05 buying, 96J selling Mexican dol
la. ;-. ii: buying, 96$ selling. Z:'Aff '"',
At Loerfiool jester lay wheat was quoted at 10s
8d soils tid for average California white, and 11*
6d , lis 10d for club. S
The following bullion was shipped from Virginia,
U.v, last night : Union, $100,713 -ii ; California,
850,473 ft ; Consolidated Virginia, $48,451 5«. .
Uia Ufa stocks were Vjlerably interesting in San
Francisco yesterday morning. Union Consolidated
sold up to *53, a gain pf 92 50 over the best price on
Saturday, l-ut subsequently till tack loii-i. Alpha
rose $1 and Belcher *1 If}. Th : variations in other
kinds were moderate.
l'iKF. at Orovijli.
A tkuriiile disaster was averted yesterday on the
N'.wYcrkiuid Mew England Kailroad by the vigi
- 1... .. of the- engineer and the use of an air-brake.
At Milwaukee, Wis., unlay night, Captain W.
G. Wilkinson killed his wife and then committed
suicide. . V' #
M. L. 11. Jaottoam fell dead ycster.'ay in San
Fr 1 1 it isco.
a Limine hurricane at Port laud, Or., did great
da_ nge to property and I a ned the loss of several
Tins corner - iu grain at New York is producing
treat excitement ther?.
Indian affairs in New Mexico are still serious.
" Isa light at Grass Valley, one of the participants
Suffered a fracture of lhe skull.
The annual election of the Sau - Prancisco Stock
Ii ...id took place yesterday.
Pitke'll. lii QUI has retired from the Presi
dency of the Pacific Dank at San Prancisco, and is
■ntpeeded by R. li. McDonald.
Is Joint Convention yesterday the Maine Legisla
ture proclaimed John I). Lamson Acting Governor.
A Ca.vi.AHAB dispatch announces that the leader
of the Ilerati troops has been pal to death by Ayoub
Khan. -fiifffZ, fef'.
Joseph Hal ysy.u, charged with murder, commit
ted suicide in Jail at Doyleatown, Pa., yesterday.
1 t.K distress in Ireland is incr using.
The Louisiana Legislature organized yesterday.
Tun Kellogg-Spofford inquiry was resumed at
i.n.\iti.fcs Fosrsß wa. inaugurated Governor of
Ohio yesterday at Columbus.
Tiik funeral of Sarah .Smith Stafford was largely
attended yesterday at Trenton, N. J. -.'- -\: -
Tire Commissioners of Arapahoe county, Col.,
In. v. decided to build asl2j,ooo Court-house.
Tiik Ilepublicans executed a Hank movement at
Augusta, ile. , last evening, by taking (tosscsaioti of
.the State House and organising a Legislature. -
In the .Slate So.— yesterday * largo number <f
bill .i were introduced ami most of the time was <!e
--to: •! to discussing the reference of the Act ref oal
ing .he Rogers Act. It was referred to the San
Francises delegation. In the Assembly yesterday
a number of tills were introduced, and bu-incss till
th, general file taken up and the bills acted on.
DRIFTING IN MAINE.
"They appear to be drifting in Maim
toward more and more serious difficulties.
The Fusionists, reluctant to abandon the
vantage ground won for them by Garcelon,
but unable to effect any legitimate organi
zation by themselves, are said to be con
templating father usurpations. They
think of securing a quotum by the very
practi al method of causing enough Re
publican members to be arrested and
dragged into the House ; and they also
talk of conferring upon the President of
the Senate the functions and powers of the
. Executive office. As they have no author
ity for either of these step* ; as they are
not in any proper sense an organ
ized legislative bo.ly ; it is inevitable
that their opponents, should be
strongly exasperated by the report of
what is intended. It is consequently inti
mated that an attempt to oust the Repub
lican members would almost certainly be
met with forcible resistance, while lien
cr.il Chamberlain is said to have declared
- his intention of refusing recognition to the
proposed sham Acting Governor. The
significance of these proceedings lies in the
evidence they afford of the extent to which
the people of Maine are drifting away
from constitutional and legal government.
Every new step taken by either side is
bringing them nearer to the danger . f
anarchy. Probably the best thing that
could happen at this juncture would be
t : 3 occurrence of some event which would
justify the intervention of the Federal
•G '.-eminent. For if the Fusionists do not
quickly abandon their illegal attitude, and
a' v. the people's lawfully elected repre
sentatives to take their seats and proceed
constitutionally to the election of Governor,
it is plain that they must in their very
embarrassment be tempted to take further
unwarrantable steps, and that in so doing
they must sooner or later reach the limits
of Republican patience and forbearance,
and thus bring about a collision.' If the
leaders of the national Democracy have any
intluence with their friends in Maine, now
is the time for them to counsel submission
to the law, and abandonment of a course
■which all the country sees to be untenable
sa . from the standpoint of sedition.
A TRIUMPH FOR THE AIR-BRAKE.
•Our dispatches this morning record one
- of the most signal triumphs ever won by
thn' air-brake, without the aid of which a
hideous catastrophe must have occurred.
A large steamer was approaching a railroad
bridge near Boston, when the pilot rang to
atop her, but the bell-wire breaking the
engineer failed to receive the signal, and
ao sent the vessel with great momentum
ful ! on to? the bridge. .The blow shook the
structure ' very -much, throwing the rails
diteen inches out of place. At that mo
ment a train was within its , own length of
the bridge, g The engineer saw what had
happened ; instantly applied the air-brakes,
reversing his engine at the same time, and
- brought the traiu to . a standstill some fif
teen feet from the wreck. It is perfectly
apparent that- nothing but the air-brakes
could have averted the accident in this
case,. With the old hand-brakes the train
could not have been stopped in less than
six hundred yards, and it would therefore
lave plunged lon to and through the
broken bridge, and a great loss of
human life would have followed. The
efficiency of the air-brake was perhaps
never demonstrated in so striking and con
clusive a manner. . It literally saved the
_. train under circumstances when nothing
else could have done so. It is possible
that the account .'of ' this case may have
some effect in determining the contest
which has been going on among the English
railroad men for, » long time, 'as 'to the
relative merits of different kinds of brakes.
?In that highly conservative country there
are still/according to Mr. Charles Francis
Adams, railroad superintendents who main-.
" tain the superiority of : the ancient hand
brake. It is ' certainly time that ; they
were enlightened on so important a ques
tion, and an occurrence like that in Boston
is peculiarly well calculated' to open their
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OTE- 590 ' rOSTCFFIOES IK California
Alone.— Semi-Weekly . TJkiou circu-
I lata at over 500 Postoffices in California. No
other journal approaches it iittht extent of itt
LEGISLATION AGAINST LOBBYING.
Section 35, At tide X '.*. , ci u.o new Con
stitution,- declares lobbying to be a felony,
ad prescribes jthat "it shall be the duty
"of^tfce Legislature to provide, by law?
" lor the punishment of this crime."' The
Constitution^ declares- that -"any person
,\ho seeks to influence the vote of a
" a.ember of the Legislature by briber
'•promise of reward,, intimidation or any
" jther dishonest means, shall be guilty of
"lobbying." Assemblyman Braunhart has,
i.. pursuance of this constitutional direc
tion, drafted a bill to punish the crime of
lobbying. It covers more ground than the
c institutional clause upon which it i 3
ostensibly based, for whereas the latter
ii fines lobbying as the influencing of mem
bers of the Legislature by improper means,
Mr. Braunhart has extended it bo as to
include not only legislators, but all public
officers, State, county and municipal. We
observe in much of the new legislation
now beino introduced a disposition to
ignore the limits of constitutional pre
scription. Members appear to imagine
.at the Constitution is merely an
outline or skeleton framework, which
tiiey are at liberty to fill- up,
to amplify, and to extend or
alter, as they please.' Mr. Brauuliart's bill,
however, declares that "any person or per-
MMM, who shall directly or indirectly, by
" offer or promise of money, office, appoint
" ment, employment, or oth»r thing of any
" value or who shall by threats or in timid a
'• • ion endeavor to influence any member of
"the Legislature, or other public officer,
"whether State, county or municipal, in
"the discharge, performance or non-per
" performance of any act, duty or obKga
" tion pertaining to such office, shall be
" deemed guilty of the offense of lobbying,
"and be liable to indictment for felony ;
"aid on conviction thereof, shall be sen
'• ten eed to- imprisonment in the State
" I'rison for not less than one, nor more
"than five years." It will bo observed
that this ingenious and sweeping measure
not only aims at the suppression of lobby
ing as it is generally understood, but con
templates a veritable revolution in Ameri
can politics, and a practical regeneration of
the whole business from beginning to end.
The Legislature, when called upon to pass
this bill, must, if satisfied of its
constitutionality, experience considerable
embarrassment. For this case is one of
those in which members, however pure
their motives, can hardly escape calumny
if they oppose the measure. Opposition
to it is tolerably certain to brand those
who take that ground, as defenders of the
lobby ; and though it is very well known
that the relations usually existing between
the members of the three houses are the
reverse of hostile, it will require much
moral courage to offer any resistance to a
law which is supposed to possess so strong
a popular indorsement. It is said that
they have in Pennsylvania a law some
.-, hit'siinilar to this one. That being the
case it would be both interesting and im
portant to ascertain whether the thing
called lobbying has been eliminated by the
passage of the statute.
As the Constitution has decreed it, of
course there must be legislation in the
premises, and we do not suppose that any
factious opposition to it will be offered.
Mr. Brauuhart's biil may not bj quite the
right measure, but some law on the subject
must be enacted, and it really docs not
greatly matter what it is. For no legisla
tion can put a stop to lobbying, and every
man capable of reflection knows this to be
true. Legislation may render the business
more difficult and dangerous ; may drive
it from the open daylight, and compel it to
burrow underground ; but statutes are
powerless to control a practice which has
been engendered in the venality . au.l cor
ruptness of human nature. Given a per
fectly "pure "and incorruptible Legislature
and lobbying would die of inanition, with
out any legislation at all. But perfectly
pate and incorruptible Legislatures never
assemble. All such bodies have their
black sheep, and wherever there are black
sheep there will be found means to pur
chase them and to use them. Attempts to
suppress lobbying are in the nature of ef
forts to cure wounds by putting medica
ments on the weapons with which they
were inflicted. That sort of vicarious sur
gery was commonly practiced during the
Middle Ages, but it has been abandoned
now for several centuries. Laws against
lobbying are indeed calculated in some re
spects to render it more dangerous, by giv
ing to it the cover of a deeper secrecy.
Under such a law the professional lobbyists
would -cease to be seen in their old
haunts. They would no longer .- be
regular attendants at legislative sessions.
To all .outward semblance they would
have withdrawn. But the motives which
bring them here would be as strong as
ever, and unless the venal members were
all regenerated by the operation of the
statute, there would be no difficulty iii
bringing together the itching palms and
that " Balm of Gilead " which is supposed
to possess such sovereign virtu* in allaying
this kind of irritation. The proposal to
put down- lobbying by legislation was one
of those attempts to solve difficult problems
by sheer force, which are very apt to be
made by ignorant men who find themselves
confronted by such difficulties when they
have the power to legislate. Such people
commonly believe that if abuses and evils
exist it is only because they have not been
attacked with sufficient vigor and violence,
and their first impulse always is to solve
the Gordian knot by cutting it.
We anticipate no substantial benefits
from the legislation proposed in this direc
tion, because we know that human nature
cannot be molded by statutes. The only
infallible method for doing away with lob
bying is to see to it that none but honest
and intelligent and fair-minded men are
elected to the Legislature. So long as this
cannot be done, or is not done, there will
be as much lobbying as there has ever
been, no matter what laws are enacted
against the practice. So long as the
majority of men are rulel by self-interest
there will be legislators who are amenable
to bribery of various kinds, and if they
are not sought out they will themselves go
inquest of a market. There is a certain
quality of childishness in the idea that
what is called lobbying can be swept out
of existence by the wave of the legislative
wand but the Constitution has ordained
that the experiment should be made, and
so we must be prepared to contemplate
it patiently. One result . is ' certain to
flow from the experiment, and that is the
enhancement of the value of the services of
lobbyists. When a stigma is placed upon
their business, and they are compelled (in
theory, at least) to encounter the risk
of the Penitentiary while pursuing it,
it is obvious that they will have to be paid
much higher rates than heretofore. For
this reason among others they may not feel
disposed to offer any objections to the pro
posed legislation. It will please the simple
minded folks who believe .in the plenary
I • ver of ' statutes, and it will not apprc
j i ably discompose the class at which \it is
airred. At the close of the session, how
' ever, it will be in order to review the effects
of. .the new law ."-and f to ascertain wh. th.r
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■ any marked improvement" in the character
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iirrtd quality of the work-done has resulted
j from this crusade upon the Third House.
SENATOR MORELAND'S PRISON BILL.
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Senator Morelund has introduced a bill
~i,ifilling" this "duties-of 5 the State "Prison*
.Directors, and providing for the manage
: ent of the. State Prison. We shall not
at this time examine it at any length, but
we deSire to point out that in the very first
section itconfravenes the Constitution. Sec
tioa 1, Article X., of that instrument, pro
vides that." There shall be a State Board
"of Prison Directors, to consist of five
"persons, to be appointed by ths Gov
" ernor, with the advice and consent of the
" Senate, icho shall hold office for ten years,
'except that the first ■ appointed shall,
" in such manner as the Legislature- may
"direct, be so classified that the term of
"one person so appointed shall expire at
the end of each two years during the
"first ten years, and vacancies occurring
"shall be filled in like manner." Senator
Moreland's bill provides for the appoint
ment of live Directors, " one of whom shall
"be appointed for a term of one year, one
" for a term of three years, one for a term
"of five years, one fora term of seven
"years, and one for a term of nine years."
It will puzzle Senator Moreland to show
how this arrangement can be made
to consist with the language of the
Constitution: We notice also that he
provides for the letting of contracts
for employing convict labor, for two
vers. Governor Irwin in his late mes
sage pointed out that contractors would
not undertake to invest capital in. ma
chinery for such purposes for so short a
time, and we have no doubt that this will
be found to be the case. Practically the
contract system is dead already, and there
fore it would be useless to calculate upon
the employment of the convicts in such a
manner. The State will have to employ
them henceforth itself, beyond a reasona
PACIFIC SLOPE NEWS.
DISPATCHES OF LAST NIGHT.
WESTWARD - B'JUSD PASSENGERS-
Several Buildings Destroyed by Fire at
THE SUIT AGAINST TJE BONANZA FIRM.
A Destructive Hurricane Reported from
Election of Officers The Kiiiian/ji (use —
Pacific It.ii'k Presidency.
San Francisco, January 12th. — The elec
tion of the San Francisco Stock Board to
day resulted as follows : President, E. I*.
Peckham ; Vice-President, Geo. T. Mayre;
Caller, B. H. Coit; Treasurer, J. M. Shot
well; Secretary, Charles S. Xeal.
Judge Sawyer, of the United States Cir
cuit Court, to-day rendered a decision on the
motion to remand back to the State Court
the case of John H. Burke vs. Flood,
Mackey, Fair and the Pacific Wood. Lam
er and Flume Company, which has been
taken to the Circuit Court on an application
of all the defendants under the- recent deci
sion by the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Sawyer decided that plaintiff and part
of the' defendants, being residents of Cali
fornia, his Court could not acquire jurisdic
tion, and the case must go back to the State
l 'ourt. Mackey and Fair having made a sep
arate motion for transfer as to them only.
the matter will be argued Wednesday.
Peter H. Burnett retires from the Presi
dency of the Pacific Bank, wliich position he
'.a* filled since the Bank was organized, and
K. H. McDonald, formerly Vice-President,
Body lon nil Tell Terrific Hiirri
ease ill Oregon.
San Francisco, January 12th. — A body
was found in the bay to-day, supposed to be
that of one of the boys recently drowned by
the upsetting of a skiff while duck-shooting
near the Potrero.
M. 1,. H. Jacqueline, a native of Texas,
aged 55 years, formerly quite a wealthy citi
zen but lately in reduced circumstances, fell
.lead in his room, 017 Mason street, this
A dispatch from Roseburg, (Jr., says a ter
rific hurricane has prevailed in Portland.
Several houses are reported blown down and
some lives lost. The wires are down, and no
further particulars are obtainable at present.
Change or nulla:;, in.
San Fkancisco, January ll'th.— Messrs.
Barton & Hill have retired from the Railage
ment of the California Theater, which is as
sumed by Samuel Colville.
Fire at OroviUe— Losses and Insurance.
Orovili.e, January 12th. —A fire broke out
at about 2 o'clock this morning in Klein's ci
gar manufactory, on Montgomery street, be
tween Myers and Downer, which burned the
row of frames extending from the Union Ho
tel to the corner. The origin of the fire is
yet a mystery. The losses and insurance are
about as follows : J^riesleben, two frame
buildings and damage to brick hotel ; loss,
• §1,000 ; insurance, §500. Martin, shoemaker
shop, tools and stock ; loss, §500 ; no insur
ance. Cardy, harness shop ; loss, §400 : no
insurance. Klein, cigar factory ; loss, $300 ;
fully insured. I'resley, watchmaker ; loss,
$250 ; no insui ance. Thomas Johnson ; loss,
? : li,ooo ; insurance, $4,000. When the water
works were established here, two years ago,
our town voted against paying anything to
establish fireplugs and hose. Frieueben put
one in at the Union Hotel himself, and to its
use alone last night is due the preservation of
the hotel, and also, in all probability, the
greater part, of the business portion of the
■ San Rafael, January 12th. — On the 10th
inst. a body was ' picked up in the bay near
Saucelito. It was that of a man aged about
511 years, five feet ten inches in hight. bald on
the top of the head, brown hair, slight gray
goatee, had on a brown frock coat and over
alls, striped woolen shirt, blue undershirt,
1 iw-cut shoes, gray striped vest and canton
flannel drawers. -
skull .:., luretl.
Grass Vallet, January 12th.— Billy Wills
and Sam Blight had a misunderstanding late
last night. The former was struck with an
ice-pick, fracturing his skull. His recovery
is doubtful. .__-,,•_: "•,.-;.-•
Passengers Passing Carlln Tor California.
Cablin, . January. ] 2th.— The 7 following
passengers passed Uarlin to-day, to arrive in
Sacramento to-morrow : : K. E. Paraga, New
York ; E. W. Ilitcbins, Indiana; S. Woot
ten and wife, California; Dr. A. S. Adler,
San Francisco; F. Silver, Paris; James Coe,
Brooklyn, N. V.; B. F. Baker, Philadelphia;
Dr. G. P. Lee, Merced, Cal.; O. H. Perry,
Texas; T. E. Champion. San Francisco; G.
VV. Colton and wife. South Australia ; O
Smith. Oakland, Cal.; Mrs. S. M. Xorcross,
Syracuse, M. V.; Annie E. Turner,' Wash
ington, Me. ; Kittie Haherme hi. New York ;
Sarah Veitch, .1. li. Lewis, Michigan ; W. S.
Johnson, New York ; Mrs. S. Disuiond, Oak
land, Cal.; K. H. Smith, Salt Lake ; 53 emi
grants, including 35 males, to arrive in Sacra
mento January 14th^^_.
The' (Srlrher Mini-- t . lion Shipments.'
Virginia, January 12th. — A prominent
mining magnate of the Comstock, I whose
opinion is entitled to full weight, but who re
fuses to allow his name to be used, says of the
Belcher development that it is a tine pros
pect and that he thinks very well of it. It
has bunches and stringers of good ore. ..
Bullion shipment" to-night : Union, $40;),
--713 23; California, 350,473 47; Consolidated
Virginia, 543.451 56. ' . ../_ '":'
See This.— The Semi- Weekly Union ' is
sent in clubs of from ' 10 to 125 copies to ora
500 Postoffica in California. It stands un
rivaled as an advertising medium. '
'A recent picnic was turned into a hol
low mockery by every fellow remembering
a corkscrew and depending on somebody
else to furnish the bottle.*
Last nights DISPATCHES to THE' record-?
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NATIONAL" - - CAPITAL- - "AFFAIR-
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Bill Reintroduced in the House Concerting
,*;„_._.. ..., Chinese Immlgi ation.
p_Mm_____ COMIX« WEST by uaml.
I.'arrow Escape from a Terrible Disaster
THE INDIAN SITUATION IN NEW MEXICO.
Presidential Preferences in Pennsylvania
and Indiana. j
MKOIMEMS ITEMS OF FOREICN NEWS.
Increase of the Distress In Ireland— People
on the Verge of Starvation.
Etc .....". .Etc mc.
.1 Hairs al Ihe .National Capital. 2 ?
[Special to the Rbcord-Uniok.l
Washington, January 12th.— The bill in
troduced by Horace Davis to-day concerning,
Chinese immigration is a' ropy of a bill in
troduced by him in the last Congress, provid
ing for the collection of a capitation tux of
-■jIOO on every Chinese passenger landed in
the United States in excess of one passenger
for each 100 tons measurement of the vessel
on which they arrive. His object in re-intro
ducing this bill is simply to stimulate the at
tention of the Education and Laboi Commit
tee to the Mongolian problem, and help to
furnish them with all possible aids tp its solu
l'acheco introduced a bill j appropriating
$6,000 for the erection of a fog signal at the
entrance of the harbor of San Luis Obispo.
Page introduced a bill for the relief of
Green & Trainor, of Sacramento, for a bal
ance claimed on contract for furnishing
supplies to troops in 18G2, and for the relief
of Melinda Thurston, the hitter's claim being
for property captured by the Indians.
Representative Page to-day received from
Collector Win. Higby a protest against his
removal, signed by Murphy, Grant & Co.,
Win. T. Coleman & Co., Sisson & Wallace,
and about forty other business firms of San
Francisco. Senator Booth appended a certifi
cate as to the high standing of the signers
of the protest, and then handed it to the
Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee
serve as an additional block against any
favorable action on Morton's nomination,
now awaiting consideration by that commit
tee. A remark is made concerning this pro
test, however, that its signatures do not in
clude any liquor or tobacco manufacturers, or
other persons engaged in branches of busi
ness which have brought them in contact
with Collector Higby's administration of his
Bepresentative Belford to-day introduced
a bill providing for the creation of a Mining
Bureau, somewhat similar in its organization
to the present Department of Agriculture, its
chief officers to gather information, in person
or by competent deputies, concerning the
mineral resources of the various regions. of
the United States, the processes for reducing
ores, etc., and report annually to Congress.
He is also required to respond to the applica
tion of any citizen for specific information,
by furnishing whatever may be on file in the
Bureau in regard to the special subject of in
Delegate Otero to-day introduced a bill to
give the Probate Courts of Xew Mexico
chancery as well as common law jurisdiction
in all causes involving amount's less than
§2,000. Writs of error are to be allowed to
the Supreme Court and appeals to the Dis
trict Courts. '
An intimate friend of Governor Tilden,
who has very recently conversed with him
in Xew York, expresses a firm belief that
TildfcU does not desire the Presidential nomi
nation for himself, but that he would like to
be in a position where he can decline the
nomination gracefully in favor of some candi
date known to be acceptable to him. Who
Mr. Tilden would really prefer iji not devel
oped, but the indications point to General
McClellan, There is no foundation for the
widely published statement that bis influence
will be exerted in behalf of Speaker Randall
for the Presidential nomination, other than
the suggestions of some personal friend of
Kandall. It seems to be generally believed,
both here and in Xew York, that Tilden is
opposed to Senator Bayard, for some
reason or other, but many "of the
most influential X'ew York Democrats
in Washington have expressed their decided
preference for Bayard, and August Belmont
is credited with the assertion that Bayard can
carry Xew York by 50,000 majority. The
.minion is prevalent among the most sagacious
Democratic leaders that if Horatio Seymour
will take the nomination he will certainly get
it, but that if he decisively declines, all the
probabilities point to the nomination of Bay
ard. There appears to be no longer any ap
prehension of a split in the Xew York De
mocracy this year. The friend of Tilden
above quoted says that Tilden spent at least
§100,000 in the late State canvass for election
expenses, and that he will spend a still larger
sum in the coming Presidential canvass, if
the nomination be acceptable to him.
Denis Kearney left Washington last night
for Xew York. > ■ '
Delegate Cannon and family have arrived
from Utah. ZZ. f. ** ■
A. local paper reports that the wife of Con
gressman Pacheco is writing a play for Fanny
Davenport. . . f - ...
The. lie Question..
Washington, January 12th. — Secretary
Schurz says that he does not at present de
sire to say anything regarding his conference
with Ouray. He has not yet decided whether
he will hold an open council with the entire
delegation or not. Inasmuch as it has been
stated that the Indians are being guarded as
captives, the . Secretary desires to announce
that such was not the intention of the De
partment. The Indians, he said, were here
as a delegation, and would be treated as
such ;' but, in view of the rough treatment
they received at several railroad depots while
.in their way, and as seme of them are un
well, he has adopted his present course. The
Secretary says there wil. be plenty of mate
rial for publication in this connection in a few
The kidlug j-Spuirortl Case Again.
Washington, .January 12th.— The Senate
Committee on Elections to-day resumed its
work in the Kellogg-Spoffiird case.
General J. H. Sypher, Ex-.Congressman,
was called in further rebuttal of the testi
mony of Barney Williams, given before the
sub committee at New Orleans, one of Will
iams' statements being that Sypher was pres
ent in Senator Kellogg's room at Willard's
Hotel on the night of June 4th last, and wit
nessed the distribution of money by Kellogg
to live specified witnesses, whom he (Will
iams) had conducted thither. Sypher this
morning testified that he was in Kel
logg's room twice during the evening between
the hours of 7 and 8, and also at 10 o'clock,
but swore positively that he did not see any
of the five witnesses, and that neither then
nor at any time had he seen Kellogg give
money to these or any other witnesses. The
only two persons he remembered seeing in
Kellogg's room that evening besides . the
Senator and perhaps . Clark, his Secretary,
were John A. Walsh and William L. Randall.
He contradicted Williams in other particu
lars. '':-.--. :- ■: -".-'. - 1 .
I Williams, recalled, admitted that he was
in New Orleans in November to defend him
self in a criminal suit for defrauding the
Government in a distillery. , , -■
Indian Affair* In Mew Mexico— Srhnrz and
-,--■,?' h • -. Wnray. .. ■■.,•;, . ",..■■•
: Washixotojt, January 12th.— telegram
bearing date. Mescalero Agency, New Mex
ico,' January Bth, at Mesilla, has been' re
ceived by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
announcing serious trouble between the Mex
icans and Indians and Agency employes, but
the property is reported all right. General
Pope has order all the cavalry in southern
New Mexico to march rapidly against these
Indians. Advices at the War .Department
state that the renegade Apache Indians, re
cently followed across the border into Mexico
by l_r__n»ral Morrow, have returned. .' The
Mexican authorities have requested that they
l,_ permitted to assist in the pursuit of those
Indians on the American side. The Secretary
of War has granted the request, w -'.■'"-
Secretary Schurz had a long conference '
to-day with Chief Ouray.
I The Isthmus Canal ' Scheme.
New York, January l'ith. — Post this
evening says : It is not premature to say
that the people of the United States expect
their Government to*- take | suitable action
forthwith respecting De Leraeps and bis pro- '
posed Isthmus canal. To neglect it longer is
inconsistent with the national honor.
A -Washington special to the Post says :
Secretary Evarts says : the dispatches as ert
iug that he, as attorney of the Panama Rail
road Com] any, had , advised j Grant not |to
accept the Presidency of the Darien Canal
Company, are false." The Panama Railroad
Company l.a- never, he says, been a client of
his. -Personally he favors the Nicaragua cut
as the mo-t' feasible, although the geograph
-1 ie_l superiority of the .Tehuantepec rouie for
an American canal is obvious. The high levels'
and limited! supply of water, however, seem
to make that, route impracticable. : He has
little faith that De Lesseps will put through
his Panama scheme.' • :;'j -4-;
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Narrow ____.. p.- from a Terrible Disaster.
" Boston, January 12th. — The sudden break
ing of the bell-wire on board the steamship
Lancaster came-'near- resnlting in a terrible
disaster to a passenger train on the New York
and New England Railroad. The Line—
a large iron vessel, heavily loaded wit— ' coal,
bad passed tne CongTess-strest draw and was
approaching the railroad bridge, when the
pilot rang to stop. The engine-wire broke,
and the engineer failing to receive the signal
the vessel kept on, striking, the bridge with
great force. The timbers were badly twisted^
the bolt which locks the draw when closed
was.broken, and the railroad tracks upon the
bridge were bent eighteen iuches from their
proper position. The passenger train was
approaching but a train's length from the
break when the engineer noticed the discon
nected rails, reversed the engine and applied
the air-brake, bringing the train to a stop
about fifteen feet from the edge of the wreck.
Denis [ Kearney on the . Lake* Merced
•>.!:. i.i. , etc. —ff,
New YORK, January 12th. — Denis Kear
ney is in the city from Washington. lie ex
presses himself well satisfied with the result
of the Greenback Conference there. He ex
pects to remain here a week, and probably
will speak before leaving. . He denounces the
Merced water scheme as outrageous, and be ;
lieves the Legislature will repeal the law,
and the Courts will declare the Commission
illegal. He says he has the utmost confidence
in the honesty and integrity of the Mayor
and Auditor, but don't go a cent on the
District Attorney." He said to an acquaint
ance this morning: "I'll be home to take
care of the water question in the Legislature.
The people are to blame for electing a rotten
Board of Supervisors, but the Constitution
settles ths water question for all time to come.
When the voters get ready to fix the rates,
they will lie fixed, and uot before." He has
confidence .that the sand lot will protest
against the scheme, and that the people of the
State will rise up against it. •
Wile Murder and Sulfide.
Milwaukee, January 12th.— Captain W.
G. Wilkinson, leader of the band at the
National Soldiers' Home, shot himself and
wife sometime during the night. Both are
dead. Cause, domestic troubles. Wilkinson
had been on a spree for ten days past, and on
Thursday night his wife got General Hincks
to stop his beer. Sunday night he procured
several drinks ot whisky and went home,
where his wife had been answering I ad
vertisements and writing .to her rela
tives, and both were dejected. Both
were high-tempered, and the meeting was
unpleasant without doubt. The manner of
the murder and suicide is, however, merely
conjectured. A jagged hole was found be
hind her left ear, from which the brain pro
truded as she lay with both hands clasped
across her breast, and he was lying in a
ghastly heap, with his head near the young
babe's crib. Three children sleeping in the
next i room heard nothing of the affair.
Wilkinson is from Pennsylvania, and his
wife from Chicago.
Presidential Preference* or the Pennsyl
Chicago. January 121.h.— A Tribune Phil
adelphia special says : The Times has polled
the Pennsylvania press on the choice for the
Presidency, and will publish this ' morning
the replies of CO Republican newspapers, as
follows : For 81aine,, 26 ; foi Grant, 22 ; for
Sherman, 3; for the field, 5; for the best
man, 3 ; for the nominee of the National
Convention, 7. A considerable number of
those expressing a personal preference for
Grant, name Blame as the second choice, or
report that the sentiment of the Republican
portion of the community is in favor of the
latter rather than Grant. The returns from
the Democratic and Independent newspapers
will be printed in a subsequent issue of the
• Westward-Round Passengers.
Omaha,- January . 12th. — The following
through passengers were on to day's train,
leaving at 12:15 P. it., to arrive in Sacra
mento January • Kith : C. Bernstein, New
York; F. B. York and wife, St. Louis; C.
1.. Dimon, Mrs. C. L. ] limon, Oakland ; J.
M. Taylor, Joe Gain, Sau Francisco ; An
thony J. Miller, Baltimore; M. _y.. Godfrey,
Louisville; W. H. Homer, Cleveland ; Henry
Cummings, Syracuse, N. Y.
Twenty-nine through emigrants left on Sat
urday night's emigrant train, to arrive in
Sacramento January 18th, and 23 last night,
to arrive January 10th.
Sew fork Stock Market.
Nkw York, January 12th.— stock
market was _@1_ per cent, lower early in the
day, but the decline was followed by an active
buying movement, under which an advance
of ito 6f per cent, took place. The feature
'of the late dealings was Western Union,
which advanced sharply under purchases of
round amounts. ~ The syndicate have paid
Vanderbilt $5,000,000 on account of the last
batch of X'ew York Central stock.
Silver bars, 113;} ; money, 0 ; Governments
strong ; stocks dosed strong ; Western Union,
1041; Quicksilver, 23.1. ; Pacific Mail, 30;
Mariposa, -' ; Wells, Fargo & Co., 101 ; New
York Central. 1335; Erie, -434; Panama,
170; Union Pacific, 88j; bonds, 109; Cen
tral Pacific, 10l'± ; Sutro, 3J ; Leadville, 4£ ;
Assassination In kansiis.
Fort Scott (Kansas), January 12th. —
special to the Alonitor says : Last night, at
Weir City, Charles' L. Wallace, a young law
yer, was waylaid, shot and mortally wounded
while passing along the street. Wallace re
fuses to give any account of the shooting, or
any information regarding its cause. It is
stated, however, that there is a lady in the
case, and the assassination last night was the
result of a contest for her haud.
The rosluiamtrr-Ucnrral nnd the Lottery
Washington, January 12th.— Postmaster-
Genera! Key, answering the congressional in
quiry to-day, submitted a mass of evidence
and information respecting the lottery swin
dlers, all of which are more or less open
facedand palpable. He calls attention to the
Texas Gift Concert Association, of Denison,
Texas, as the most successful and fraudulent,
and also to the Denver Land Company and
Kansas Land Company, and denounces them
in strong terms.
The Next Presidency in Indiana.
Chicago, January 12th. — Returns received
from 5,338 interviews in Indiana with Repub
licans of all grades of opinions give the In
dianapolis Journal the following result for
choice for Presidential candidates : Blame,
1,882 Grant, 1,000 ; Sherman, 1,i52 ;
Hayes, 874; Washburne, 71; Gaifield, 37;
Thompson, ' 12 ; • Colfax. 18; Harrison, (i ;
Bristow, 11 ; Conkling, 17 ; Edmunds, 10 ;
Fremont, C. The Journal says the strength
of Sherman among the Republicans of In
diana is a great surprise to many.
Reading Railroad Company.
Philadelphia, January 12th.— The report
of the Reading Railroad Company, and of
the Coal and Irou Company, shows a cash
deficit in the operations of the two compa
nies of $970,958, as against ?82-1,950 the
previous year. To this cash deficit must be
added §1,846,899, the amount of the year's
fixed charges previously paid in scrip. At the
annual meeting to-day President Gowen and
the other officers were re-elected. ■*•"
Inaugurated Governor. ".
-Columbus, January 12th.— Charles Foster
was inaugurated Governor to-day.
The Solar Ipse In Colorado.
.■■ Denver, January 12th. — The partial eclipse
of the sun here yesterday was observed by
many. At a few minutes j past 4 o'clock it
began and was under headway at sunset, the
sun being at that time half obscured.' '
Sarah Smith Stafford* Funeral.
, Trkktos (N. J.), January 12th.— The fu
neral of Sarah Smith Stafford took place this
afternoon. ' Thousands of persons visited the
residence and church. A wreath ' of flowers
from President Hayes and the flag of the
Bonhomme Richard lay on the coffin. A
message of condolence was also received by
the family from President Hayes. ... ,.
The treat Corner In train.
- New . York, January 1 12th. — The excite
ment is very great at the Produce Exchange
over the corner in grain. Crowds of persons
interested .in cereals are ' eagerly ' discussing
I the .ways and means to defeat the action of
. Tr.ieps Called lpon to Quell a Mob.
West Huntington (Va.), January 12th. —
| The military are expected here to quell the
mob,' who are intimidating those miners who
wish to work in the Hawk's Nest mine. . The
State troops will arrive to-morrow..
Tennessee Climate. A i'l:
Nashville (Term.), January 1 2th. — Dur
ing the past, ten days strawberries have
bloomed aifd all kinds of trees began to bud.
To-day a cold snap set in.
-V-!. ■■■-■- Suicide in Jail. V ""'
'.■ Doylestown (Pa.), January — Joseph
! Halfner, of Andalusia, was committed to
I jail Sunday evening on a charge of murder-
I log Jacob Gerber. His wife and chili! called
; to see him this morning, but when the cell j
door was opened he was found dead, having
cut his throat from ear to ear. * , • -■:. — ,
- Louisiana Legislature.
New Orleans, January — The Legis
. lature organized to-day, Lieutenant-Governor
j Wie— _ presiding in the Senate. • V. N. Ogden,
; of Now Orleans, was. elected Speaker of the
House. *~- : — * ,L iJ f-i ■---■ . :•••:- j
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Marauding Oyfcternien. .>"-.> V'
' Richmond, . January 12th. — Marauding
nysteruieii have invaded the Rappahannock
river in armed j vessels,' and are driving the
citizens from the oyster beds. Two citizens
i were killed. The Governor has "petitioned
i the General Assembly to scud State militia to
the rescue.'-. . ..«. '.'. . , j ;'-.
Vi ...i'i: .-.'...-.:•__ Elecl 'en.
SedalUlLMo.),. January 12 It —John A.
Phillips, fori 'ongress. receives 3,soo majority.
.The Greenback vote was not one-quarter that
of 1870. - .
__._ Arrive*! Nt Washington. -
Washington, January ?I2thr=i' General"
Adams, of thi Los Finos Commission, arrived
t.J-llliV. , Jj_ jfo .r «. -. • _?_
Keneral -trite OrJered.
-.^^ Pitts wßG," January — A general
strike was ordered this morning of all the
miners of Allegheny county, to secure a uni
form rate of 3$ cents per Dupe! "for si! the
coal mined. . -- r.'fff.
BuRLiN-CASiEfKs.), January 12th.-^Grad
ing was commenced to-day on the Manhat
tan, Alma and Burlingame Railroad. The
new road runs from Burlingame, on the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, to
Manhattan, on the Kansas Pacific.
. Senator Lamar Paralyzed.
Jackson (Miss.), January 12th.— Senator
Lamar was stricken with paralysis last night.
His attending physicians pronounce his case
London, January 12th.— A dispatch from
Candahar says: The leader of the Herati
troops has been decoyed into the city and put
to death by Ayoub Khan.'- •
No reports have reached here confirming
the announcement that Abdul Rahman
Khan, pretender to the Afghan throne, had
arrived at Balkh. _ Hi:.. .'. ;.„.
The Russian press and continental corre
spondents freely discuss the probabilities of
British occupation of Herat.
The Distress In Ireland
London, January 12th. — Correspondents
of. the Press Association report the distress
iv Ireland as increasing. Five hundred in
habitants of Skulebog District, County Lim
erick, are on the brink of starvation. They
proceeded to-day in a body to Croom and ob
tained four cart-loads of bread by an urgent
representation of their extremities. The
streets of Cork are patrolled by mounted po
lice, and the magistrates of that city have
passed resolutions urging greater activity in
suppressing demonstrations partaking of the
nature of bread riots, and asking for the ap
i ointment of additional police. At a meet
ing at Birkenhead yesterday, the Mayor pre
siding, it was resolved to raise a subscription
for the Duchess of Marlborough fund. Da
vitt, Daly, Killen and Brennan to-day re
ceived notices commanding them to appear
before the Court of • the Queen's Bench at
Dublin on the 16th instant.
• ■ -■ '.•
Russia and England.
Vienna, January 12th.— The Presst is of
the opinion that a collision between Russia
and England is inevitable. The Presse says
that Geueral Skobeloff recently declared at a
banquet that Russia is on the eve of a national
Preparing lo March.
Lahore, January 12th. — A Persian corre
spondent writes that the Herat ami Balkh
regiments of Afghans are preparing to inarch
to Ghuzni to join Mohammed Jan.
Summoned to Rome.
Rome, January 12th. — The Pope has sum
moned all the German Bishops to Rome, to
confer ou the affairs of their respective dio
Chinese Emigration to Cuba.
Havana, January 12th. — Among the pas
sengers by the Spanish mail steamer is De
Espana,- Spanish Minister and Plenipoten
tiary to China. The object of the voyage of
the latter is apparently in relation to Chinese
emigration to Cuba.
In the Catholic churches in the diocese of
S.mthwark, Eng., Sunday, a letter from the
Bishop on the subject of . the distress in Ire
land was read, and a collection taken up.
The amount receive! was about £1,000.
Steps are to be taken for erecting three new
elevators in Chicago, with a capacity cf 2,000,
--000 bushels each.
The wea'-her continues mild and delightful
in Xew York, resembling mure that of Sep
tember than January. From all quarters
come apprehension of the ice crop. Sunday's
trains to Coney Island were so crowded that
many passengers were obliged to stand — a
fact unprecedented in winter.
A stay of proceedings has been granted at
Xcv/ York in tbe case of Pietro Balbo, sen
tenced to be hanged on Friday next.
Two of the teasing hotels at Denver, <...
have discharged the members of the Waiters'
Protective Union and substituted colored
waiters ami females. ' ft:
The County Commissioners of Arapahoe
county, Col., have decided to build .1 Court
house in the soring. Estimated cost, (125,000.
St. Louis yesterday sold $475,000 in 5 per
cent, bonds at from Sl 25 to §1 30 per
THE C OURTS.
San Fraxcisco, January 5, 1550.
Chief Justice It. F. Morris,. anil Associate Jus
tices J. D. Thornton, S. B. McKee, M. H. Myrick,
E. Vi. McKinstrv, J. R. Sharpetein aud E. M. Ross,
respectively elected Justices of the Supreme Court
of California, under and by virtue of a general elec
tion held throughout the State on the 3d day of Sep
tember, A. D. 1*79, appeared and produced their
Frank Wi. Cross, Clerk-elect of the Supreme
Court, having duly qual tied, appeared and assumed
the discharge of his duties as Clerk, and appointed
John B. Martin, Charles X. Post and John O.
Wheeler as Deputy Clerks.
This being the first meeting of the Justices, they
proceeded,' pursuant to the provisions of Section 6
of Article 111. of the Constitution of the State of
California, to classify themselves by lot so that two
Justices shall go out of office in three years, two in
seven years and two in eleven years, with the fol
lowing result : K. \V. McKinstry drdv a term of
eleven years, J. 1). Thornton drew" a term of eleven
years, M. 11. Myrick drew a term of seven years, J.
11. Sharpstein drew a term of three years, S. B. Mc-
Kee drew a term of seven years, and E. M. Ross
drew a term of three years.
Ordered that a calendar of all cases be prepared
and called on Monday, the 19th instant.
10,463— Ex parte Julia Francis Elvira Melvin on
habeas corpus — Upon reading and filing the verified
petition herein, it is ordered that a writ of habeas
corpus issue returnable before the Superior Court
ill and for the county of 1-akc forthwith, at the
Court-room of said Court at Lakoiwrt. ;• i-ij
Tuesday, January 6th.
It is ordered that the Clerk prepare a calendar of
all criminal aim from the city and county of San
Francisco, and from the counties of Humboldt, Del
Norte, Calaveras, Mendocino, Lake, San Joaquin,
Stanislaus, . Mono, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Santa
Clara, Solano, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare, Fresno,
Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo,
Alameda, .-- in Mateo ami Contra Gotta. .
Ordered, that Thomas F. O'Connor, Secretary and
Librarian ; Henry C. Kinkier, Baliff ; Charles A.
Sumner, Phonographic Reporter, and John J.
Crowley, Janitor, be and each ■of them is hereby,
continued in ollice until further order of this Court.
Hon. Robert K. CLASS, presiding.
, '•'■-" ' ' » ' - Mosdav. January 12, 1889.
The People- vs. John J. Meighan et al., alias — '
Peter ilcGraw vs. Creditors— appointed
John Keel vs. His Creditors— Same order.
Estate of Neilboiirg, deceased— Hearing continued
for one week. .
Eva llissell vs. Charles T. Bissell —Defense of de
Estate of Frank Aschnauer, deceased — Decree of
Estate of Joseph Friend, deceased— Order of dis
Creditors vs. Albert Aekerman— Xotice to cred
,J. J. Amnions vs. P. A. Miller Cost bill stricken
James Edgar vs. His Creditors— Sheriff appointed
i I. S. Moore vs. Creditors- Same order.
: - Estate of Frederick Boggs — Decree of final distri
W. E. Trigg, involuntary insolvent— Hearing , set
for Monday next.
Susan E. Hunt vs. William ______ Hunt— Decree of
Estate of Eliza Olsen, deceased— Annie Olsen ap
pointed executrix, and IV. P. Coleman, E. K. Alsip
and Jacob Olsen appraisers. Notice to be published
in ItKixißii-Uxt'iv. -. ■ ■•- . '—-.. r v.l
IV. T. Wilson vs. Miles et al.— Leave to withdraw
original mortgage. .
: V. H. Kreidervvise vs. His Creditors— of
final distribution entered. • ' - I ■•
In the matter of the application of James Brady
for a writ of habeas corpus — Writ granted and pe
— m-- »
Vertebk.« of a Whale. — Many thou
sand years ago. before . the Coast Range of
mountains was elevated, and when the Pa
cific Ocean laved the base of the Sierra Ne
vada, a large hale met his death in the re
gion'. now known as Tutt's Bar, on the
American river. He left his carcass where
he met his death, or at least that is the
view of scientists. This theory rinds con
firm— in the fact that the vertebra
of a whale was found a few days ago,
a short distance below the ' surface, on
a mining claim at Tutt's Bar, and was
sent •to the Academy of Sciences by
B.N. Bugbey. : It is down in B. B. Bed
ding's office now, but will soon be placed
in the Academy's collection. - This vertebral
may not be that of a wfiale,' but if it is, it.
may have been taken up there in prehistoric
times to be added to the collection of the
Academy of Sciences, at Tutt's Bar. Still,
the scientists will prove some way that the
whale went up there with the title of the
Pacific Ocean and got stranded, and if one
dares dissent from that view of the ques
tion they will convince one that he knows
very little about the Pacific. Ocean, and less
about the . habits iof j the frolicsome whale.
• [San Francisoo Bulletin,* January 10th. ff\
Passenger trains over the new railroad
line between Salinas and Monterey com
menced to run Thursday, the Ist
The SorREME Court.— following
is from the San francisco Bulletin of Janu
ary 10th% >? : --,^..f. * ■ fi '''''■' \
The Supreme L'jurt has been organized
into two j departments, in accordance with
Section 2, Article VI., of the Constitution.'
One or both of the departments [always
open- "for ..the- transaction of biisiinss,
and three Justices will be assigned to each
department by »the Chief Justice.' The
Justices are comoetent to transict ' busi
ness in -cither- department, '-or* to inter
change _, business by agreement, bnt in
all mattes except such business as- could
be . transacted in _ Chambers, : the - pres
ence of three Justices is necessary, and
no judgment can be rendered without the 1
concurrence of three Justices. -The Chief j
Justice will apportion the business to the
departments, but he may order any cause 1
to be transferred from either department,
and be argued and decided by the Court in
bane, , A second court-room has not yet
been procured, and until one is obtained,
one department will be held . in the
chambers of one of the Justices. THere
i.v ill practically be two Supreme Courts
fur the transaction of- business, as
the departments can hold Court in this
city, in Sacramento or Los Angeles, or in
any two of those places at once. Chief
Justice Morrison has designated Justices
McKinstry, McKee and Kiss to constitute
Department No. l,«of the Supreme Court,
and Justices Thornton, Myrick and Sharp
stein of Department No. 2* Justices Mc-
Kinstry and Tliomtou were elected Pre
siding Justices of their respective depart
Admirable in Arrangement. — In con
formity to long established custom, the
Record-Union printed a holiday edition
the lst of January. It contains sixteen
pages of reading matter and tables of
events of the past year, arranged in admi
rable and convenient style for reference.
The New Year editions of that journal
have long been noted for thtir superior ex
cellence, and the present number is equal
to any of its predecessors. — [Merced Ex
Near Weaverville, December 28— Amos S. Moss to
Weaverville, DecemDer if, William Coetzer to
Sacramento, January 10— Wife of Al. Heinrichs, a
daughter. ■ ■ *- -
Eurek*, January . s— Wife of Edgar H Vance,
Near liams, January 4— Wife of Henry P. Eakle,
Williams, January o— Wife of B. G. Balcom, a
sycramento, January 12- Eugene F. C. Skelton,
youngest son of John ami Elizabeth A. SkcLon,
11 months and 20 days.
[Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited
to attend the funeral, which will take place from
residence of parents, N street, between Thirteenth
and Fourteenth, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.]
Windsor, January 4— Mrs. Ida M. Jerome, 29 years.
Mprrlal nii'i'lingorCiincortl I .>.!•'<■. -
No. 117, F. aim A. M. THIS (Tuefdavl -^k-
EVENING, January 13th, at 7 o'clock. "jCST
Visiting brethren are cordially invited. /.™.\
By order of SAMUEL H. GERRISH, W.M.
W. H. Hrvbto, Secretary. "jal3-lt
Officers »nil iiirnibrr-orili-rl- _!>_________.
denud Encampment, No. 42, 1. O. O. -^99_BfiSt_i-
F. are especially requested to beiJS^sS?
present at the meeting, THIS (Tues- iwm*^:
day) EVENING, January 13th, as there will be
installation of officers. Visiting Patriarchs cordially
invited to attend. JOHN .sW.X'EKTj ■, C. P.
1 lie regnlar meeting' of the ItrllUh
Mutual Benefit and Social Society will beheld 'IHIS
(Tuesday) EVENING, at 7.-30 o'clock, at Pioneer
Ball. Installation of Officers this evening.
EDMUND ELLIS, President.
E. I. Ami _toi.ru. Secretary. jal3 It*
MurvcN.of sptriliinlUiii.— Mr. kmd Mrs.
A. BARTON HILL will bod another wondcntil
Musical and Test Sen,.-.., THIS (Tuesday) EVEN-
ING, January 13th, in the light, at International
Hotel Parlors, at 7:30 c/doclt. ...1. 1-1 reduced
to 50 cents, Sittings daily reduced to $1. No test,
no charge. - jal3-lf
Aascssniinl Sale — Ke«_M l.'old and Silver
Mini Company. Location of principal placed
business, Sacramento city, Cal. ; of works. Hum-
boldt county, N.v. There is delinquent upon
the fol'owing described stock, on account of assess-
ment levied on the !«th day of NOVEMBER, A. D.
is;'', tin- several amounts set'opp:site the names
of the respective shareholders, as follows:
Names. Cert. Shs. Amt.
Elw. Cadwalader 307 10 ts 00
Joseph -I. Agatd :>ot', 5 250
I.M.Hubbard 2<S 55 27 50
L.M Hubbard 299 30 15 00
Hubbard 300 - 10 5 00
I.M.Hubbard .301 10 500
Mis. G. A. Little -.-_' .5 250
Bradley & Seymore -231 5 2 50
Bra ley & Seymore 275 15 7 50
.11. Bradley... 188 5 2 50
J. 11 Seymore 2.9 50 25 00
J. 11. more 302 70 35 00
J. 11. Seymore SOS 02 31 CO
Mary Tuck Cl 6 300
And in accordance with law (and an order ot the
Directors, made on the 28th day of NOVEMBER,
A. D 1879), so many shares of etch parcel of said
sto-.k as may he necessary will be sold at public
auction, at the office of said company, No. 401 J
strei t (Quinn's Building, Room No. 3), in the city of
Sacnuuento, Cal , on the .'loth day of JAN CAU
A. D, 1860 at 1 o'clock r. m. of that day, to pay the
delinquent assessment, together with costs of adver-
tising and expenses of sale.
D. W. WELTY, Secretary.
Office, Room 3, Vuinn's Building, No. 401 J street,
Sacramento, (al. -_^ . . jalli-4 lot
WANTED- TWO BEDROOMS AND SITTING-
room, n'ccly furnished, with kitchen and
dining ready furnished f r house-keeping ; or
a small house corresponding. To be near the
Cap toi, or center of town. Address 'X V.," this 1
Pflfas. ■ . jal3-2t*
LO XT— PURSE, ON X STKKET (NORTH ft n.
—de), between Severn hand Thirteenth.
ihe Purs*, with the KEYS, without XlivaJ^U*
money, can be returned to "H. H. II.," Jr. ifS
No. 4SO M stref, between Fifte. nth sad Sixteenth,
where the finder will be rewarded. j.il:i it"
LOST— SATURDAY, A BLACK JET EAR
Drop, in shape of a Cross. Cold tpped and
Pearl setting. A suitable reward will he paid on
returning to this office. jai.i-it
fTIOR SALE OR TO LET-A FRAME Mfh
If . House, located on Thirteenth street, IV*'!
between I anil J. Containing seven ™i... WMII
with closets. Inquire No, il22Hs'rect . Jal'll- i*
t^OR SALE OH TO RENT-A FIKSTCLASS
l 1 Restaurant, 'with Oyster Stand attached, in
the town of Woodland, Vu 0 county, Cal. For
particular* inquire of A. DENNERY k CO., N"»
520 J stree*. Sacramento. . i3.;it-
' BATHS. -. «^^^&
Northeast cor. Seventh and I sts. fa.jf_aAT.-i s/#
__fc_tTßnt!i Gentlemen ami L-, ■■ v Attendants at all Hours.
New. Singing Class for Beginners,
OPENS WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY
lKh, at 7:30 o'clock. Come, and brine your
friends. J. L. SKINNER, northeast comer sixth
and J streets. jal.l-lt
CIHARLE3 MITCHELL IS NO MORE DEPUTY
1 Poundmaster for P. Branirm, and will show
cause in to-tiiorrow's paper. C. H. MITCHELL
JOHN R. MEISTER,
APOTHECARY, ODD FELLOWS'frf
Temple, corner X and Ninth streets, \B
Sacramento. Jal3-3plm OP
UK. WALLACE A. BKWCIS
HAS REMOVED HIS OFFICE AND RE-I-
dence to Dr. G. L. Simmons' Building, J
street, between Second and Third. - Office hours : 8
to 9a. M., 1 1 a. M to 2r. M., and 6toBr. _. jal.l tf
■em%\m\m\ ■ ______ ■_■ The wonderful siic-
**_E?SJ_ Km W«ss .f in -is
agent " e*E% ¥ »•*"■**■• hs ln
■^ _ J B a VI I dtKcd a great many
to advertße their
■ worthless prepara-
Bm- —. — — _ - .. tions for the cure
DV B fil MM B *" 'I Kidney Diseases,
UWm m - '* Xl hoping to sell tbem
£*__£__._ ;""'. i! * **" "'"'
■"• m^* Mm, m . lished. reputation.
Do not risk your health by using any of these
injurious preparations, but try at once HlM'il
I! .1! IH'.Vhit him ; st.i.id the test fur .Id years.
N«. __MW_ Ms_. ihi SB st_. !i.,.r._.K.NCK, R. 1., 1
» October i:;_ 1-7:.. f
WiLt.'.M E. Clarke— 1 1. a.- Sir : I hive suffered
eery much with my Kidneys and Liver for years
In January, 1-.71, I grew worse, bloating fearfully.
My physician, oi.e of ihc be«t in l'r. vi fence, wi-hed
met try HUNTS REMEDY, as safe and rclia-!e,
as be bsd known it to car* Kidney D'neises « hen
-11 other medicines had failed. I did so, aaid in
twesty-four hours.;! passed four or five Kili.ns of
water, the bloat was r Basset)- and the great relief
marie me feel a well num. Were it not for 11 UN
REMEDY I would not be alive to-day.
E. E. bHEPARDSOM.
____ b a n ■_. h eaa ■ tr%. - m > « '"-■* ' j:em-
SJI 1I »H ET ? I-* Kll V -is prepared
5M I B RWJ _ " W E.\ PR ESSLY for
Bill? -3 BM 1 BlS'he Diseases of the
ssafWHu i* Kidneys, Bladder,
,': f- ' Liver and Urin-
Sfl. F3n m mm t_^ m m '"•' Organs, Dropsy,
- 'J* -*. Kit* HZ fin _« Gravel, Diabetes.
ITO 1" •_!_?_ X* fl ■ I'.rr-hfs Disease of
\MEs 1 B ____■ ______P a '•"'-' Kili neys, Inconti-
. - ... _• -, .s "J nence and Retention
of the Ume, and is u*d hy the Medical Faculty.
Send for Pamphlet to WM. E. CLARKE. Provi-
DK.ICI, R. I.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. . I
Ja7-1 > s- .. , owl
rl NEW ADYSETISEME-TTS.
f \ RAILROAD^
A MEETING OF I'IIOP«*RTY OWNERS ON
S the line o' the proposed extension of the
j Street Railr.od down Tenth and -Eleventh streets
I tn the i liy Cemetery, will he held at the County
, Court-room, on
Mrdnrsdny Evening. .1 .mini If 111.
I At 7:30 o'clock, to consider the hostile action of th*
i Trustees relating thereto. .. (_.'. _____ jai'l-'-'p-'t
j HOME MUTUAL INSURANCE CO.
: or ijiuroitMi
••■'.. / 1 1 1 ' ■■ . _- - : ■ - '
. - "LZXffVfr
j Capital Asset*... t.ISSfI'.OOO
i. V. HOUGHTON .. ,. President
i_'II.UU.E.S R. STORY.... Secretary
Office^ No. 1006 Fourth street, Sacramento i'y.
D, W. EARL. C. W. CLARK,
C. ' W. CROCKER.
JOHN T.CAREY „... Manager.
A J. WETZLAR HAVING RESIGNED THE
A J. WETZLAR HAVIVi; R^SIONED THE
__C_ . management of the 11-, we .Mutual Insurance
Company of i alifornia, JUIIX l. CAKtY has been :
appointed this day. A continuance of the liberal
patron: of the property owners of -Sacramento,
which Ess ln-'ii heretofore extended t > the well-
known and reliable Company, is respectfully solicited
by the oft— of the Company, and
J. T. CAREY, Manager.
11. H. BIGELOW, Gei.eral Agent, j
Sacram* nto, January •_', 18S0. jal3-4plm
— or — ; . ,
CARPETS AND MAT! IXG,
FROM THE STATE CAPITOL.
M. J. SIIIMOX-. A CO. AinillMLltS
WILL SKI.'. OX
Wednesday, January 14th, at 10:30 o'clock.
At salesroom, No. 412 J street, between Fourth and
Fifth. 300 yards of Rope Matting, 175 yards of
lirussels and Three-ply Carpets. All of the above
are in good condition, and will positively be sold
without reserve. M. J. SIMMONS,
jil.i-_t Auctioneers, No. Hi J street.
AS I INTEND TO RETIRE FROM BUSINESS,
I offer my stock of
CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS,
WALL PAPER, CURTAINS, ETC.,
Ar_ — ■
COST FOR, CASH.
tS Persons indebted to me will please call and
settle their accounts at once.
So. 514 J street, bet. F Tib and Sixth .
Notice to Creditors of Insolvent,
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT, SACRAMENTO
; county. State of California. HIS CREDITORS
vs. ALBERT ACKERMAN. lursuant to an order
of the Superior Court of the county of Sacramento,
State of Califor ia, notice is hereby given to all
ereditorsof thesaid insolvent, ALBERT ACKERMAN,
to be and appear before the said Court, in open Court,
at the Court-room of said Court, at Court House, in
the city of Sacramento, and said county and State,
on the mill day of FEBRUARY, A. D. HjaO.at 10
o'clock A. M. of that day, then and there to show
cause why the prayer of the petition of the creditors
of said insolvent should not be granted, and an
argument of his estate be made, and he be dis-
charged from his de ts un I liabilities, and why
they should not appoint an Assignee.
Dated Jauuary 12, 11:80.
[seal.] T. ______ BERKEY. Clerk.
I.v J. H. Parskll, Deputy Cletlt.
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELEY
J. Ht.HA\, JK.,
IXTATCHMAKER AND JEWELER, NO. 1*
» V 135 J street, between Fifth ...id **\
iix'l. Ju-,. receive.!, a very fine lot of sl**.sL
ffatc.ies and Jewelry, which v.ill I* sold at ■ 3*—
a very low price. Watches aud Jewelry fully
M ILLI A ll K. HILLEB
(Late with Floi-.-r^).
NO. 190 J STREET, NEAR SEVENTH, £3
lfi Watchmaker and Jeweler. Importer jC^V
»nd dealer in Watches, Silverware, Jewelry, _vVi,
Etc. ileniirnig a specialty, under Robert*^**"
Mareb. All country orders promptly attended to.
d . »-l nt
JOHN . ■- M. . ...
DEALER IN WATCHES, CLOCKS, «
JEWELRY, Etc., 11" J street (op- tffV
posite Kirk & Co.'s). All Watches and Ft 3^
Clocks sold in my establishment warranted. •***»*
•,/ 1.'1... itii Watches n.v specialty, d:'-lntf
9 J. B. Kl.i'V-
(Late with Wachhorst, and successor to Floberg),
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER, NO. -x,
60 J street, between Second and yfh\
rhird. Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Silver- p-i%
'ware, Jewelry, Etc. Repairing in all it>B£.t_.___i
Branches a specialty, under .Mr. FLOBERQ.
V E « E TABLE
STEINWAY & SONS' PIANOS
AHEVMAN, SOLE AGENT, I ,rt*rfT'.,
. street, bet .Svtb and Seventh, fIEBH
apposite Court-house. PIANOS TorejgfTj I
LET. Pianos sold on installments. " ■ * *
1 d '-•.■plii.
G. L. SIMMONS M. D. <HARV.)
SURGEON, IS J STREET, SACRAMENTO
Oltice Honrs -9 to 10 a. m., » to 1 ml
at a p. ii d.»--.ii
»o. at-; J Street flatramtiM.
New Warerooms- No. 31 Post street,
Mechanics' Institute building Sab Francisco.
L. K. HAMMER,
SOLE AGENT FOR THE PACIFIC COAST.
Pianos sold on installments, if desired, and toi
r.-nt. Old instruments taken in exchange for new.
Or-'iTA fortuning oars— attended to. dSO-lpltu '
'■IHE GENERAL AGENCY OF THE RECORD
J. UNION for San Francisco, both for circulation
ml advertisements, is in the office of Theodore
Slancey, No. »8 Moutsromory street, Hooms 8
»•*'' "*- '8-1
SWEETSER & ALSIP,
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE ACENTS
ITotary Public snd Commissioner of Deeds.
Real Estate Bought and Sold on Commission.
ia"Houses rented and rents collected. "KJ
Agents for the following Insurance Compaaies :
LONDON of Lonooa
NORTHERN, o Loo__k>n
QUEEN..'. of Liverpool
NORTH BRITISH akdMERCANTILK t jgjjj"^
ATNA ;..... of Hartford, Conn.
AKSi-es-le Capllal. #.'Vt.;i6,swt.
. rSSo. 47 Fourth street, between J and K. Bao-
rim into, corner of the alley. dg-jrtf
I'JIVSIOXS, im-. NTV AND .muni:>:
Attention given to. Land Claims, Scldian* Bounty .
ami tension Claims,
f P. J. HOPPER,
ATTORNEY AT I.A * AND NoTART rUBLIC,
U. S. Laiul Cl— cc Building, Sacramento.
"VTOTICE IS HEREBY SITES THAT TIIE
Xl copartnership heretof re existing between
THOMAS LOFTIW and BCD BULLARD, Jr., under
Hi.- linn i:-jiii! cf Piilii.rd i Loftus, ih this day by
mutual i: :.-, lit .lis- l-.^.t. Mr. I— ftas retiring there-
trom, am Mr. Bollard rtma'.ntng to continue tba
bi_j._iiies.-i iid linn. BEN. BULLARD Jr.
. .-..■' TIL'S. LOFTUS. t
Dated at Sacramento. January 9, 1880. - lal2-lw
WHEREAS ON THE NIGHT OF T«E 22»
day nt NovenUr, 1879, "--- *
-PATRICK O'LOruilß AX '
Was killed by a. fall from a window in the Russ
House, San I rancisco ; and, whereas. lib suspected
and alleged that he was Meaioadj thrown from
said window, by some one with lwcnt to murder
him. Now, therefore, if it -had 1,« established thai
the said PATRICK O'i.OlO .. HAN was so mur-
dered as alleged ; I. William i in. Governor, will
pay a reward of *500,tpr the arrc-.l and conviction
of the murderer.
; In witness whereof, I Vit ye hereunto let my hand
and caused the Great ,-vai 0 f t j, e state to be affixed,
this the 2tth D-cer^'bgr 1879. \
| IsiAL.] WILLIAM IRW N, Oovornar.
Attest: Tho fiscs. Secretary of State.
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