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SACRAMENTO BOILER AND IKON WORK?,
I street, between Front and Second, Sacra-
mento. Manufacturer of Steam Boilers, Sheet Iron
Work, etc. Also, ah kinds of Repairing. I banging
Portable Boilers fiom Wood l* Straw Burners a
Specialty. 16-4 ptf
MRS. DX. S. I. BOWER.**,
I-*-LECTI'O-TIIEIIAPI*UTIST. — OFFICE AND
li ' It* .ii.l. in-*-. No DP.) I street. Office hours —
10 a. M. to 4 p. M. Consiiltaton free. fs*lni*
ii. M. Ol\W>. "I. ».,
SURGEON AND HOMEOPATHIC PHYSIC'AN.
Office and residence, on Eighth street, between
11 and I. Office hours, is to 9a. m., and 12 to 2,' and
6toB P. SI. I'll as, of tbe Eve and Ear a specialty.
OFFICE 84 .1 STREET.— OFFICE HOURS: 9
__ A. M. and 12:30 to 2p. m. ja29-tl
CHARLES T. JONES AND ED. M. MARTIN,
Attomeya-at-Law and Notaries Public, have
removed their offlce to No. 607 I street, between
Sixtii and Seventh. la2l*4plm
E. -KEOKUK EBEBT,
TIIE LEADING MERCHANT TAILOR, NO. 529
J street, between Fifth and Sixth. Choice
line of French and English Goods to select from.
All work guaranteed, prices lower than any other
MRS. I'ETER ZACUARIAS,
MID WIFE.— GRADUATE OF THE UNI
versity Lying-iu-Hospital of Berlin. Resi-
dence, Masonic Building, Sixth and X streets.
ISM. F. FOSTER. 1879.
BOOK BINDER, PAPER RULER AND BLANK
Book Manufacturer, No. 83 J street, between
Third and Fourth, Sacramento. . ja2o-lpti
DR. WALLACE A. BRH-iGS
HAS REMOVED HIS OFFICE AND RESl-
dence to Dr. G. L. Simmons' Building, J
street, between Second and Third, Office hours : 8
to 9A. M., 11 A. M to 2r. M., and (i to Si-. M. ja!3-tf
Kit > mi: BROS.,
IMPORTERS AN D WHOLESALE DEALERS FN
fine Brandies. Wines and Kentucky Whiskies.
Airrnts of the real Chris. Schroeder's Nordhaeuser
Whisk}", and of the genuine Imported Culmbacher
Beer. No. 1009 Fourth street, Sacramento.
d 25-4 Dim
D. E. ALEXANDER.
A TTOUNF.Y-AT-LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC.
/V Office: Northeast corner of J and Fourth
streets, Sacramento. Ja-Mplm
TRON AND BRASS FOUNDER AND MA-
ei't.ii.'-' . Castings and Machinery of all kinds
made to order at the lowest prices. Guttenberger's
Horse Powers the best and cheapest made. Comer
of Frout and N streets. Sole manufacturer of the
California Giant Quart! Mill. d26-lplm
_ C. U. K« ERS -A CO.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN PAINTS, OILS,
Glass, Varnishes, Brushes, Wall Paper, Window
Shades and Wax Flower Goods, Pictures, Moldings,
Painters' -nd Artists Materials, No. 626 J, and 1006
Seventh street, Sacramento, c.l. ; d26-4ptf
nr. a. niiciiso!*, m. d.,
HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
"J^ Office, southwest cornel of Seventh and J
ecu in Bry-e's new building, up stairs. Resi
deuce, southeast corner of Seventh ami N rfreetH,
Sacramonto. Office hours : 1 .... 3 and 6toBP. K.
E. L. BILLI.\«.» A CO.,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS
in Fino Brandiea, Wines and ...nor?. Agents
for Dr. Jaffe's Celebrated Cinchona Bitters ; also,
airei.ts (or Litton Springs Seltzer Water, Sonoma
couuty, California. No.lll X street, between Fourth
and Fifth. .I'-.-iol".
II F BOOT. ALEX. NSIL3ON. J. DRIBCOL.
K.;«»T. IfXUUOH A CO..
UNION FOUNDRY— IRON AND BRASS
Founders aud Machinists, Front street, be-
tween Sai 10. Castings ana Machinery of every
description made to order. d*2l-"plm
*»TANUFACTURER OF IKON DOORS, SHUT-
Ifi. te I*3!1 * 3 ! Ra' -tugs. Gratings, Houae-wurk and
rilaeksnuthingln pencnj. No. US X street, between
Fifth and Sixth Second nand Doors for sale
_____ vr. R. r.m«;«ts,
/"-(eRNER OF FRONT AND L STREETS
Highest OF FRONT AND Pelts and
Highest pric-" for Hi.'es, 8 Felts and
Tallow. Supplies Butchers with Salt, Paper, latest
mproved Batitiagfi Machines, Stuflen, Lard Presses,
Etc - Prompt cash returns made for all consign-
ments. ; d!8-*ptf
J. CARLS. * J. CROLT.
CARLE -* CKOI.T,
CONTRACTORS AN BUILDERS, ARE PRE-
pared to do all kinds of work in their me, in
city or country. Princi'ol place of business, Sacra-
mento. Shop, S2 Second street, between X and L.
Post-office Box, 110, Sacramento. dIC-lptf
~~~ , BOCA bee::.
the only lagfr beer brewed on the
Pacific coast equai to tne best imported, at
H'l'lll-EK'S, 152 J street, between Fifth and Sixth.
Also, the best of Liquors and Cigars." dIC-lmtp
CKf.r.ll BATMOSU. PARWIS C. ALLEN
lIATMOVD A ALLEN,
A TTOr.N*EYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW
/V Office in Quinn's new building, corner of
Fourth and 3 streets (up stairs), Sacramento. ! ja7-lp
SUCCESSOR TO FOX & STRUTZ, IMPORTER
and Wholesale Dealer in Wines and Liquors,
No 11 J street, Sacramento. Sole agent for Falk's
Milwaukee Beer. ■'_ dll*-iplm
A. B. SOLOS,' it. I*.,
SURGEON-IN-CHIEF CENTRAL PACIFIC
Railroad Hospital. Office. No. 9Crt .1 street,
over Gogimts' drug store. Read-eve, No. 920 M
street. Visits Rai road Hospital daily at 8-30 a. K.
- dll epic
GROVE 1. JOIIJSOJi, .
ATTORNEY AT OFFICE, FIFTH ST.,
between I and J. Residence, No. 807 I
street, between Seventh and Eighth. tHO-lDlm
DR. C. A. WRITE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.—
southeast corner Sixth and J streets, over
Bell k Kolliker's Drug Store. Office hours : 9a. M ;
2t04 r. it. ; 7toSP. m. Residence— 2l7 N* street,
between Seventh and Eighth. d;)-lni
T. B. McFARLAND, 1
A TTORNF.Y AT OFFICE, SOUTHWEST
_^V corner of J and Fourth streets. Residence,
H street, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth. *Md*
Miss . J-. J. K.F.LLOK*-. M. D.
HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN— OFFICE AND
residence, Nathan building, corner of Seventh
and I streets. ... Office nours, 8:33 a St.. 2 -•* 1
and 7 to 8 p. » dMplm
E. B. WILLIS.
LEGISLATIVE AND COURT STENOGRAPHER
Office in Rscord-Umos Building. Orders for
ny kind of shorthand work promptly attended to.
Fifteen years' experience. Residence, No. 1,507
Tenth street, near O. apl.'.-4ptf
" : ■;.- R. U. FETTir, . ~~
NO. 65 X STREET, BETWEEN SECOND
and Third, Cigar Manufacturer, acd wholesale
id retail dealer in Havana Cigars, Chewing and
Smoking Tobacco, Gilt Edge Fine Cut Chewing To-
a-sco Pity-., etc ■ le*t-4plm
■ ' " BATUS. 7 : V ..-. Asa£ == =^
Northeast cor. Seventh aid I sts. -fcah B * TH -La
t3-lioth Gentlemen and L-viyAtter.d'Uiu at
THE MECHANICS' STORE, -*
& Cm/ &$" \o\
mt^S' "x mfmzT^^mt I a*. **"-**.----■- >. -•-'-'■ •I ■ 2^-li : '***'*i'*t'i3-fci''i= 1 Li*"^; r*i Nt*^.
*^i 4 ■*■"'■**■ raj J B-^^^*- r K•' J I J?*»"*.l*'-I'* **■ fclf-r-l-S 1 tm W Wi KC^
•I *&& i .. 0 ', y^§g£^ -. a e a §:
"The Goods Ordered from yon came safely and. promptly to
" hand. We find your Goods perfectly satisfactory, and yonr prices
"so much lower than what we have been paying that we shal
" certainly recommend your house to our friends, and do our future
"trading with yon."
t3~ The above remarks are quoted from a letter received from one of our cus-
tomers in the interior, and is a fair sample of the compliments we daily receive from
people living in all parts of the Pacific coast.
The time has past when people living in the country were forced to pay enormous
prices, and content themselves with the small and meagre assortment of goods usually
found in interior stores. It now lies within the reach of every man, woman or
child en the Pacific coast or elsewhere to send to us, and thereby obtain any article
of wearing apparel as low as it can be bought in any part of the United Statess
New York, Boston or Chicago not excepted.
We have abundant proof of this, 'from the fact that thousands who formerly-
sent orders to Chicago and other Eastern cities, now find it more profitable to-order
their goods from us.
S^OUR COUNTRY ORDER DEPARTMENT
IS WELL AND THOROUGHLY ORGANIZED,
very order received being promptly and carefully attended to, a 25 cent order receiving
„ the same care and attention as one for a §100. t
tf REM* VOIR ADDRESS, ASKIM' FOR A PRICE LIST. A>D IOI! "WILL
RECEIVE OXE GIVING YOB A COMPLETE LIST OF OLE PBICES A.YD THE
DIFFER!. XT LI.YES OF GOODS WE CABBY, COXSISTIXG OF:
MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
MEN'S AMD BOY'S
t OSCY GOOD Bl
0 0?S and Sffo-Sfc
TRUNKS, VALISES, ..ETC.
-'-v. * . - ■» - '
• " ■'
S3T As we have bnt one and the same price to all, those sending orders do" just a
well and buy just as low as if they stood in front of our counters.
S3 ur.*i em nr.a, we have NO bbaxciies. oik HOI SE IS | TnE
- * .'• — -- . - • ■ ---
rf 1 * ll W \&l 1 1 1 o *o •
NEW NUMBERS— 402, 404, 406, 40S X STKEET, SACRAMENTO.
.if Samples ' of [DRESS GOODS or DOMESTICS sent FREE on application.
Address all letters* Y'TYY \:
Weinstock & Lubin - - Sacramento, Cal
lTiiiilir*iwii'lfMi)'»»ifiiMriiiii uth i fli r^Trri iTrn^niTlii ■ ..ii ■ *i**-*Aa--^;v.,,<-.*-'.4
SACRAMENTO, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1880.
ZZIII. THIRTY-SIXTH DAY.
[Phonographically Reported for the Record-Union
I-.. Willis & Stockton.
- .:'••.'■'" *■•"<
Sacramento, February 9,1880,
The Senate met in regular session at 19 A. a.,
President Mansfield in the ch..ir.
Roll called an.' a quorum resent.
The journal of Haloids** was read and approved
Mr. Baker, f.om the Committee on Federal Rela
tions, reported back favorably Senate Concurrent
Resolution No. 11, with Intents.
Mr. Nye, from the Uomnri -.v..- on Judiciary, re
ported back adversely Senate Bills Nos 113, 114,
115, lie, 117, LIS, 61 and 60, known as the Uoagland
Sir. Johnson presented a minority report on the
same, an.l both were ordered printed without read
ing, ami the till made the special order for Thurs
day at 11 A. VI.
Mr. his also reported bo!. Senate Bill No. 6— An
Act to ) rohiblt the employment of Chinese by cor
porations, etc., and Senate Bill .No. 213— Act to
prohibit the issuance of licenses to pti*.oi.s not eli
gible to become citizens ..: the State of California—
with the recom'luendaiioii that they be passed, and
holding that they are in accordance with the pro
visions of Article 19 of the Constitution ef the Ota
of California. .
Mr. 11 tTrELL presented a minority report against
the passage of those bills, on the ground tliat they
were in conflict with the provisions of the so-called
Burlinganie treaty. . *.
.Mr. -W-*, from .he Committee ou Judiciary, a'so
reported back Senate lail No. -an Ac*, relative to
testimony in erin ii.al cases— with the tweumaasnds
tion that it be indefinitely postponed. "** -
RETAINS HIS SEAT.
Mr. Neumann, from the Committee on Elections,
reported that the committee had thoroughly Inves
tigated the contested election case of Harrington vs.
Nut-on, and that they found that Mr. Nelson is a
citizen of the United --.tales aud ..i the State of Cali
fornia, and is entitled to his seat in the Senate.
On moti ll of Mr. Zuck, the report was adopted.
Mr. .Viirklaxd gave notice that on to-morrow he
Wou d Call on the Committee on Corporations for a
report on the Railroad Commissioners bill (Senate
Bill No. 54), and on the Committee on Finance for a
report on Senate Bill No. 101 -An Act to provide
for the assessment and collection of taxes.
The Senate took up ihe Assembly messages and
bills were read tirst time at length, and relcrrtd as
Assembly Bill No. 37— An -Act to amend certain
sections of the Political Code. Committee on County
and Township Governments. -*
Assembly Concurrent (teeofbtloo No. 11— Relative
to the establishment of a |K«tal telegram system
throughout the United States. Concurred in.
Assembly Bill No. 42— An Act to confer upon the
Superior Courts of each county, and the Judge
thereof, the powers heretofore possessed by the 111
trict Courts and Probate Courts, and the Judges
thereof. Committee on Judiciary.
Bills were introduced, read first time at length
and referred as follows : '
By Mr. Zuck— All Act to amend Sections 763 and
939 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to pro
ceedings in parliiioryind appeals thereform. Com
mittee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Neumann— An Act to confer power upon
Boards of Supervisors of cities containing more
than 100,000 inhabitants to extend street sewers,
etc. Committee on Cities -and Township Govern
• By Mr. Hittell— An Act to amend Section 1491
of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to claims
against the estates of deceased jiersons. Committee
By Mr. Johnson— An Act for the relief of John
Johnson. [Appropriates §2,817 for 919 days' service*
as watchman at the Slate Capitol.] Committee ou
Also, an Act to amend Section 639 of the Code of
Civil Procedure, relating to writs of attachment.
Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Oman —An Act to amend Sections 1211
and ISM of the Civil Code, relating to homesteads.
[Provides that if an attachment was levied upon the
property before the homestead was filed upon, then
on a judgment rendered on the action in which the
attachment levied, the property shall be subject to
sale, etc., uuder said judgment, notwithstanding
the homestead. It ruuuces the amount of home
stead exemption from §5,000 to §3,000.] Committee
By Mr. Davis— An Act to amend Section 1200 of
the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to homesteads.
[Amends present law by substituting 82,. for
85,000.] Committee on Judiciary.
Also, an Act to amend Sections 1475 and 1476 of
the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to homesteads.
[Makes them harmonize with the other bill, Com
mittee on Judiciary.
Also, an Act to amend Section 690 of the Code of
Civil Procedure, relating to property exempt from
execution. [Reduces the amount of exempt prop
erty in certain cases and increases it iv others.]
Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Conger— Act to provide for the organ
ization of Paid Fire Departments in any city or city
and county of over 100,000 population. [Provides
for the election of Fin* Commissioners by districts.]
San Francisco delegation.
■ COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE.
A message was received from the Assembly, an
nouncing the appointment of a Committee of' Con
ference on Senate hill No. 56, relative to the salaries
of Deputy Clerks of the .Supreme Court.
Tne President appointed on the part of the Senate
Messrs. Johnson, Hittell and Satterwhite*.
MORE BILLS. '
By Mr. West— An Act to discourage and prohibit
corporations and individuals from holding large
tracts of md. [Of this hill the author says: "It
does not affect the lights or holdings of any person,
but allows each to have and possess all the acres
that he owns, however many ; but at his death the
heirs ■-. ho receive more than the limit (5,000 acres)
must dispose of the surplus within five years. In
tlie meantime those who possess the limited area are
debarred ir.lm adding to their possessions. Thus,
in a generation, without Infringing upon any rights
or disturbing any property, land monopoly can be
entirely destroyed without injury to any one."J
Committee on Judiciary.
By .Mr. Johnson-— An Act to appropriate money
for the support of orphans, half-orphans and aban
doned children. [Appropriates §100 for each or
phan, $75 for each half-orphan, and §75 for each
abandoned child— payable semi-annually. Gives the
State Board of Examiners the right of examination
into the affairs of -II orphan asylums, etc.] Com
luilteee en Finance.
The Senate took up the general file for the second
reading of bills. - •
Seuate Joint Resolution No. 2— Relative to free
coinage of silver : making all gold and silver coins
equally a legal tender ; retiring all nati.nal bank
notes, and replicirg them with treasury notes re
ceivable for all public dues (by Mr. Chase)— was read
a second time and ordered engrossed.
. ON PASSAGE.
Assembly Bill No. 12— An Act to repeal Chapter
IV., Title 1., Part 11., of the Political Code, and all .
laws creating judicial districts in this State, defining
the boundaries thereof, and fixing the terms of Court
therein (by Mr. Fox)— was read a third lime at
length, and recommitted for correction of title.
By Mr. JOHNSTON— An Act to amend Sections 34.".",
3453, 3454, 3155, 8456, 8467, 3161. ,14(«, 3171 and SUM
of the Political Code. [A very-long hill, relating to
reclamation districts.] Committee on Public, Swamp
and Overflowed Laid. . * • •
There being no further business, at 12 m. the
Senate took a recess until 1:30.
The Senate reassembled at 1:30 p. m., President
Mansfield in the chair.
I: .1! called and quorum present.
By Mr. Ryan— An Act to authorize the Boards of
Supervisors of the several counties of this State to
transfer certain funds. Committee on Finance.
The Senate took up the special order for 2 p. M.
Senate Bill No. 119— Au Act to provide for the re
demption of bonds of the State of California held
in private hands (by Mr. Baker)— read a second
time and recommitted to the C. mmittee on Finance.
CORRECTED AND PASSED.
Mr. N'TE reported back, with its title amended ac
cording to the instructions of the Senate, Senate Bid
No. 12, recommitted this morning. The amendment
was adopted and the bill passed by a vote of 25 ayes
to 0 noes.
On m .lion of Mr. Nye, at 1:50 the Senate ad
• Sacramento, February 9, 1880.
The Assembly met pursuant to adjournment at
9*30 a. m.. Speaker Cowdery in the chair.
. Roll called and quorum present.
Prayer by tbe Chaplain
Journal of Saturday read at length.
* MESSAGE prom the SENATE.
A message from the Senate was received announc
ing the passage of im,tc Bills Nos. 118, 04, 141, and
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17. . "
Mr FaUTKW moved to reconsider the vote by
which the House refused to recede from the amend
ment to Senate Bill No, 56.
Mr. KiNLAYsox said the hill has reference to the
salary of the Supreme Court-room deputy. Tlie
Senate bad ri fu*ed tv concur, and he hoped the
House would recede.
Mr. Hardy thought a better plan would be to ap
point a Committee on Conference. ■
'Ihe motion to reconsider was lost. -
- A QUESTION OF PRIVn.EOE. "
Mr. Coscoßis— iir. Speaker, I rise to a question
of privilege. - -
The Speaker— State the obj.ct of the privilege.
»;r. Corcoran— Tlie-e have been allusions made in
this hall and al*> published in the daily press re
flecticjrnpon me and certain other gentlemen in this
House who have <le;e;,*atcd me to represent them in
The Speaker— yo-jr name been used ?
Mr. Corcoran— Ye-t sr ; ard even had not my
name been used, I claim that I have the privilege.
The Speaker— The Chair will rule that anything
that has been raid in any Republican or Democratic
or Workiii^ineii's caucus is no-, a matter for the
consideration of . this House ; that it is not a
qneMion of privilege ; that the time of the
Assembly cannot be taken up by a ■ Republican
or DemocrAt, or New C- institution man, or Work
ingnun in tli<ott.«in? am thin* that has been said in
any caucus or assemblies outside of this body.
The Chair will lot hold that this is a question of
privilege, for a member to reply on this floor to jny
th'r^- that has been said in any caucus. If the
Chair allows a 'Democrat to rise and reply to what ,
Ids been said in a caucus, lie will bass to allow
» >'.".„1. | ;■,: to ris.- and reply to something *'-*
-that has tieen said. By allowing this the entire*
■ess i will be taken up in discussing matters that
have no reference bo legislation. Aid the Cbair
will rule fiat you have no more right to reply to
what has beans ... any ■-: -us or assemblage out
side of this b-idv than you have to discuss hat has
betn said a: some poittical meeting— we are
-* ii' here for the purpose of attending to tbe busi
ness of the State and not to make Capital for any
Mr. COKOOSAS— the Chair permit me to ask a
The Speaker— No, sir; the Chair rules the whole
matter oat of order.
Mr. Corcoran— l appeal from the decision of the
Mr. Braunhart— I second the appeal.
lhe Speaker — The gentleman from San Francisco,
Mr. Braunhart, appeals from the ruling of the
Mr. Braunhart— l lil not appeal ; Mr. Corcoran
appealed. Please state the question correctly.
The Speaker— You will address the Chair in a re
spectful m-iiitier, sir.
Mr. linn NiiAKT- I intended no disrespect to the
The Speaker— Chair made a mistake in call
ing the name of the gentleman taking tbe appeal,
and you knew it very well, sir. Now, a question of
privilege, under the rule, is this : Under Rule 43
any member may rise and explain a matter personal
to himself, with leave of the Chair. It is p. matter
left entirely with the Chair. The question is, Shall
the decision of the Chair stand as the decision of the
Mr. Corcosax— Mr. Speaker, I believe it is a
principle of parliamentary law, as old as tile law it
belt, that when a person, or a number of persons,
ate attacked iv any public journal, or by any indi
vidual, upon the lloor * I a legislative hall, that he
has a perfect right to reply ; that they have a
perfect right, when their actions are impugned, or
when false motives are attributed to them, to rise
and defend themselves. Now these gentlemen have
been grossly attacked **.",
The BsaasSS The gontleniau is out of order.
You have no right to discus) any matter outside of
this body. The questi 11 now is as to your right to
doit. Confine yourself 10 this question. You have
no right to discuss what has been said iv a private
Mr. Coii.'oKAX — I said there hail been published in
the papers •
The Speaker— same objection applies. It is
what is said outside of this hall. You may re; ly to
anj thing that has been said in debate.
Mr. Corcoran— We have been called ob
The Speaker -If the gentleman cannot confine
himself to the question, without referring to whit
has been said, and what he has been called, he will
take his seat.
Mr. Corcoran— lf the Chair will jot down what I
have a right to speak to, I will try and do it.
The Speaker— Yoa will confine yourself to the
question as to whether, under parliamentary law, a
member has the right to defend himself' against
what has been said in any political meeting outside
of the Legislature.
Mr. Con. ax— I will put a hypothetical
The Spevker— No sir, you will not put any hypo
thetical case at all. The question is one of pure par
. Mr. Corcoran— Take it then upon pure princi
ple of law. You are a lawyer, sir, and you know the
principles of law; and you know that it is laid down
as a principle in the law of libel, that although no
names arc mentioted, and the author is known, and
it call be proven to refer to a particular person, he
has a right of action in the Courts.
The Speaker— in the Courts, but not here.
Mr. Corcoran— question is, have we a right
to defend ourselves here Have we a right, alter
our motives have been impugned, to reply to these
The Speaker— lf the genii man will not confine
himself to the question he will take his seat. ' He is
discussing what has been said outside of this body.
Mr. Corcoran — I ask the House if I have not the
The Speaker— l rule that you have not.
Mr. Corcoran— l ask the House if 1 have not that
right. It is a principle of parliamentary law. as old
as the law itself, that a member, when attacked, has
a right to defend himself ; that when assertions are
made by the papers, or by any individual, reflecting
upon the honesty, or integrity, or purity of motives,
of any gentleman, the gentleman who is under a
cloud has the right to have the sunlight of truth to
shiue in upon him.' They have the right to vindi
cate their motives and to show, if they can do so,
that they have been misrepresented and that false
statements have been made. It is a right founded
upon every principle of natural justice. -It is
against every parliamentary usage, every constitu
tional right, that a member representing the people
should be denied the right to explain himself on any
question. It is a right which is laid down ill every
work on parliamentary law. Now we have been
. The Spbakrk- I call the gentleman to order.
Mr. Corcoran— l Bay a man has the right to ex
plain his motives. We hate that riirht. no matter
how disagreeable it may be to the Speaker of this
House or •*-'
The speaker (rapping loudly)— The gentleman
will take his seat. 1 rule that you are insulting the
Chair. The gentleman imputes to the Chair inter
ested motives. The gentleman has insulted the
Chair, and he shall not be allowed to speak any
more on this quest! -n The Chair so rules. Your
language is disrespectful to the Chair.
Mr. Corcoran — Let me explain *
'1 he Speaker— No, sir, no explanation from you.
Take your seat. -...
Mr. Corcoran— l ask to have the language taken
down."-*-'-' — *■-**-- -r*** ;.'. . , :'.--^'„:.^,c.,..4^;*^.-.. : .
The Speaker Chair proposes to enforce the
ru'ings. Toe gentleman attributes to the Chair that
it is disagreeable to him to hear this' matte.-. The
Chair says that it is an insult to the Chair. The
question is on sustaining the decision of the Chair
on the second appeal by Mr. Corcoran.
The ayes and noes were demanded by Messrs.
Braunhart. Corcoran and M.ivbell.
During the calling • f the roll .Mi*. Corcoran said :
I insist that Mr. Garibaldi shall vote.
The Speaker Take your chair, sir. WIU the Ser
geant ins come in here: 1 will have use for
The decision of the Chair was sustained by the
following vote :
Ayes— Anthony, Bass, Bennett, Braunhart, Brown
of Sonoma, Brown of Yuba, Brunjr, Cainron,
Chamberlain, Chandler, Coleman, Del Valle, l.'i
mood, Downs, Dußrats, Bates, F"nla*-son, Fox,
Frink, Garibaldi, Gorley, Green, Hardy, Hereby,
Hynes, Leach, Leadbetter, McCarty of Lake, Mc-
Comas, Mcintosh, Merry, Messenger, Morse, Mnl
holland, Nelson, Sayle, Spencer, Stanley, Stoddard,
Streeter, Sweetland, Ward, Wason of Ventura,
Wesson of Mono, Watson, York, Young— l 6.
Noe~— Bums, Carr of Yuba, Cooper, Cuthbert,
Guffey, Josselyn, Lane, Levee, Maguire, Maybell,
McC.iilion, McCarthy of San Francisco, McDade,
I'icket, sinon, Walker— ls.
Tne question was then upon the first appeal from
the decision of the Chair.
. Mr Braunhart— Mr. Speaker, 1 propose to ad
dress the Chair on this proposition in the most re
spectful manner, as I generally do.
'lii" Speaker— We will judge of that by what you
Mr. Brain'Hart— Now, sir, this is simply a ques
tion ..f the right of a member upon this floor to rise
and us'; th.it he be heard upon a question of privlc-e
involving a personal attack. Of course! recognize
the fact that a member cannot speak unless he
have leave of the Chair. But whether it is a custom
which ha.*: been observed by all legislative bodies in
the past, is a mailer for this house to determine.
If a member who has been elected by the sovers'gn
people of this State is attacked in a most vile and
infamous manner by the public press of
the State, or by any individual, as to
whether that member has the right, in
self-defense, if not to defend his own character, the
people whom he represents, is the question to be '
decided here. We all recognize the fact that we
are representatives of the people, and when insults
ore cast upon any member, they are indirectly cast
upon the people whom lie represents. Now. sir,
what are these questions of privilege ; to guarantee
members from attack, not alone in the Legislature
of the State of t-klifornia, but in the halls of Con
gress and in the Senate ot the United States? We
have the constitutional right to rise upon this floor
and defend ourselves from infamous attacks. There
fore, if any paper, or any member of any party
attacks a man's character, he has a light upon this
floor to denounce the language used, and the author
of the language as an infamous liar [rap, rap, rap],
scoundrel [rap, rap, rap;, and a d -g
The Speaker The gentleman will take his seat ;
the language is unparliamentary. " '**' :
TAKE VOIR BEAT.
The gentleman is attempting under the guise of
speaking to tha appeal, to speak of certain things
which were said outside of this hall.
■ Mr. Braunhart— Mr. Speaker •-'.-■■
The Speaker— Take your seat. If you will con
fine yourself to the question, and not by innuendo,
and under the pretense of speaking to the appeal,
attack those whom you think have done you an
injury outside of this hall, you will have leave to
proceed ; if not, take your seat.
Mr. ltiiAt-.MiART— I did not say anything under
any pretense. I I deny it, anil I desire the Speaker
to understand it, and I desire that his language shall
be taken down. , .
The Speaker— Go on.
• Mr Bracnuast— I will not permit, as a member
upon this floor, any member, whether it be the
Sjieaker of this House or any member, to impugn
my motives. Neither the speaker nor *'' -
The Speaker— Take your cha r.i The Chair rules
th.t the gentleman is questioning the decision of
the Chair in regard to his motives again. It is left
to the Speaker to judge Impartially between mem
bers, and he has the right that his motives shall not
be impugned. / You will take your seat. • You can
appeal it you want to. - :...--.' *
Mr. Bral'miart— No, sir; I have no desire to ap
peal. 1 now rise to ask '.: question. '- * .
The Speaker— No, sir; you cannot discuss this
question without leave of the House.
WHAT CfSIIINO SAYS. .
Mr. Cooper— Mr. Speaker, I desire to read to the
Bouse Section 1506 of dishing* Law and Practice :
'■ It ii immaterial what the evidence is on which a
complaint for a breach of privlleg? is founded, pro
vided it satisfies the member making such com
plaint. The rule on this subject was laid down in
the fallowing terms in the House Of Representatives
by Mr. Speaker VVinthrop : 'If a member rose and
slated a breach of privilege committed on himself or
a fellow member, whether ar sing Irom facts within
his own knowledge or - reaching him by rumor,
whether crowing out of debate in this bouse or of
circumstances which happened a Ih-u-A »d miles dis
tant, the chair decided that, upon the a legation
being made, it was for the house to Uke up the
question and deter ..ine whether such a breach of
privilege had occurred as t.i require its interp.'-f-ition,
and whether there was sufficient ground for its being
entertained as a question of priviicg**.' "'■'.-
Now, I think that this 'maiK-r-shouid be brought
before the bouse so that a determination can be
Mr. Carr of Yuba, with all respect for the "rood
intention-* ol the Speaker, ttiou-fUt him in error,
and that these gentlemen snboM have a chance to
Bet themselves ri jht. * . '- ' "-;-■-.*'.. >. *.' ■' - -- * -'-.
• ■ iir. Yo: no t!.«»:,*',it the. p-uh'.-in taken liv the
Chair the only one that could be taken, and quoted
froia " Casbin-r's Law ani Practice" to lortily his po
sition, i'j'-.^;.*^"; --^,-V: "' -^**-" ' '■'-'. -' * ; *.-'
:i Air. Maviif.ll thought if the lans-u-.se hid bfen
used by a member at any lime thai it «< a proper
subject for a question oi privilege, ar.J that the
members hart a perfect right to set themselves ri*,*ii!,.
./' The ayes and noes were demanded. The roll was
called, the Chair was sustained by the following
vote : ■ ■ : . "
Ayes— Anthony, Bass, Bennett, Brown of 'Sonoma,
Brown of Yuba, Broiler, Camron- Chamberlain,
j Chandler, Coleman, Del Valle, Down*, 1> ißruts,
. Bates, Finlayson, Fox, Frml:, Gorlev, Green, Hardy.
i Her. by, Hynes, 1.c., I. i.i.-. ':. r. M -C.irty of lake,
McComas, .Mcintosh. Merry, Messenger, Horse, Mul- -
holland. Nelson. Sayle. S)*ei cer, Stanley, Stoddard,
Streeter, Sweetland, Ward, Wason of Ventura, Was
son of M. ..... Watson, York, Young— ll.
-•' - -Braunhart, Burns, Carr of Yuba, Cooper,
Corcoran, Cuthbert, Gaffey, Josselyn, Lane. Levee,
McGuire, Maybell, McCalliou, McCarthy of San Fran
cisco, McDade, Picket, sinon. Walker— lS.
Mr. Morse presented a petition asking for the
1 passage of a local option law.
INTRODUCTION of BILLS.
By .Mr. Lane— An Act amending the Political Code,
conccrnlnc the Board of Health of San Francisco.
[The Board if Health of San Francisco con
sists of the Mayor of the ctv and county
and four physicians in good standing, residing in
the eiiy and county of Sun Francisco, appointed by
the Governor, and holding their offices for a term of
two j ears, liable to suspension or expulsion if
. proven inefficient : and any man while actually en
gaged as professor of any medical college shall not
become a member of 'the 80.-.rd of Health for sain
city .md county.]
By Mr. Maybell— An Act creating an annual
county license tax u|»n liveried family servants, of
fifty dollars per year ; also, upon private family con*
rtyancei marked with any taa'l* heraldic device.
Mr. Braunhart offered t c following joint
WHEREAS, The discrimination practiced l.y the
Union and Central Pacific Railroad Companies in
their charges of fares and freights has hem a source
Of inju-y to the mercantile and industrial classes of
the State of California and ot the Pacific coast ; and,
whereas, the enactment of the it tgan bill into a
law of the United States is earnes. iy demanded by
the people of California ; and, whereas, said bill is
now in the Lu*. ,* ot a committee of the Congress of
the United Sates ; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly, the Sentto concur
ring. That our Representatives are her- by in
structed and our Senators requested to call for the
report of said committee at the earliest possible mo
ment, and to use their nigst strenuous endeavors to
have said hill put upon its final passage.
Resolved, That the Governor be requested to tel
egraph these resolutions to our Senators and Repre
By Mr. Mkssenokr— An Act' relative to forfeiture
of abandoned ditches on public or private lauds,
where the original owner had no water right.
Also, an .Vet relative to lien of laborers on thresh
By Mr. Lane- An Act relative to lodging-houses
(cubic-sir law). [Any person or persons found shap
ing or lodging, or who hires or uses for the purpose
of sleeping in or lodging in, any room, apartment,
wash-bouse or laundry which contains less than 500
cubic feet of space, in th*- clear, for each person so
occupying. such room, apartment, wash-house or
laundry, shall hi- deemed gu'lty of a misdemeanor,
ar.d shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of
in t Lis than 82Sor more than >'7.'i, or by both fine
FIRST RK DING OP BILLS. .
All the bills which were int'oduce-1 on Saturday
were read a first time, and referred to appropriate
Senata messages were taken up and read :
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17- In refer
ence to exempting steam plows from Import duty.
Senate Bill No. 91— An Act to amend Sections 265
and 260 ot the Cod •of Civil Procedure. Co. i. mittee
Senate Bill No. Ill— Act to amend Chapters I.
and 111. of the Code of Civil Procedure, Committee
Senate Bill No. 11 J— An Act to amend Part I. of
the Code of Civil Procedure. Committee on Judi
Mr. Fox gave notice that he would on Wednesday
move the adoption of a new rule, reading similar to
the one proposed by Mr. Mcintosh.
Mr. Fox moved to take up Assembly Bi.l No. 62—
An Act to declare valid writs, pmcess and certificates
issued by the Superior Courts of this State, or the
Clerks thereof, before such Courts shall have been
legally provided with seals (by Mr. Brooks). So
ordered, and the bill was passed. .
Mr. Fox moved to take up Assembly Bill No. 203- An
Act to provide for the taking of appeals from judg
ments or orders given or made in the Courts
abolished by the Constitution (by Mr. Fox). The
bill was taken up, read a third time and passed.
THE RAILROAD BILLS.
Mr. Del Valle moved to , reconsider the amend
ment to Assembly Bill No. 84, which makes it a
felony to accept a free pass on the railroad. He
moved to recommit to a committee of one, with in
structions to strike out that amendment.
The bill was taken up, and a motion made to re
commit to Messrs Spencer and Del Valle, with in
structions to strike out that part of the amend
ment, to report immediately.
Mr. Del Yalle-- My reason for making this motion
is, that I believe that the section i** unconstitutional.
Secondly, it i* goinir to place in an enabling Act
such matter as ought to be placed in a separate Act.
I am afraid that it might invalidate the Act.
Mr. Hardy— Mr. Speaker, there ]-j no provision in
the Constitution which compels the ComD-issioners
to ..;>■ :. free* rile. It forbids our accepting free
passes. It says that the railroad com
panies are not ' prohibited from granting
free passes to the Commissioners. There j may
be something in the other point. ■An Act
should relate but to one subject. But I don't know
but what we might, whil * we are arranging their
mileage, put in a provi.-ion in regard to their ac
cepting free passes. If we can, why not also attach
a penalty for accepting a pass. The Constitution
provid-.-s that we shall receive 10 " cents mileage.
They also .leeiared it to be a felony to accept a pass
from tho railroad company. The object was to
place us in a position where wo would not be de
j pendent upon tlio company, because when a man
accepts a favor from any one he always feels under
obligation. The same reason will apply to the gov
ernment of the RuQroa I Commission. """* have in
creased their salary to 91,000 in order that we might
place them in an independent position. We allow
them 10 cents per mile to cover their travelingxx
pc.ises, in order to
MAKE THEM ENTIRELY in:-ki'i:nio...t.
We now* wish to say to tiicm, You shall not accept
free pisses, because if you do it will he but natural
for you to feel under obligations to the railroad
company, and from that moment they cease to be
independent. I think there can be no argunieut
raised in behalf of the attitude assumed by the
tn:.Mii, that they should be allowed to accept free
pas •-. Whether it is unconstitutional or not, I .un
no: prepared to say. if it is, I hope that a provision
will be. inserted in another bill making it a felony for
them to accept pases.
.Mr. SrxsCKH 1 hope that this motion will not be
misunderstood. lam perfect!] willing to vote for a
separate bill containing this prohibition, but we are
afraid to include this matter m the enabling Act.
Mr. TYLER— If the object of this amendment is to
prevent the Commissioners from having free rides,
then it fails of its object. The railroad company
can sell a member of that Commission a ticket over
its road for live cents, and thus evade* he law. If
you are goiir.r to put in an amendment of that kind,
why not put i* in such terms a**that they will bo pro
hibited from riding at a less cost than any other
The bill was recommitted and re-reported with the
amendment stricken out.
, SECOND REACING OF BILLS.
Assembly Bill No. 151— An Act to organize and
define the powers of the Board of Railroad Commis
sioners (by .Mr. Brown of Yuba).
Mr. McComas said that bill No. S4 covers the fame
ground, and lie saw no use in spending any more
time on this, end he moved thai the enacting clause
be stricken out.
Mr. Cooper "add the other bill is simply an en
abling Act. ami this bill is to prescribe their [lowers
and duties so that they can go to work.
Mr. Merry thought the l.ills should be cm sidered
together, and what is good taken from both.
.Mr. Fox said they ought to stand together and be
The motion to strike out the enacting clause was
lost by a vote of 35 ayes to 111. noes.
The Chair said there had been so much changing
of votes that the roll would be called over again.
The House refused on the second call of the roll
to strike out the enacting clause, by the following
- vote : ■ ' ■. . ■
•Ayes— Anthony, Bass, Braunhart, Brown of So
noma, Burns. Carr of Yuba, Cook, Corcoran, Cuth
bert, Del Valle, Dußrutz, Garibaldi, Gaffer, Green,
Hash**, Hynes, Josselyn, Lane, Masruire, Mathews,
Maybell, McCallion, McCarty of lake, McCaitliy of
San Francisco, McComas, McDade,' Mcintosh, Morse,
Picket, Savle, siiion, Spencer, Stoddard, Streeter,
Sweetland, Was-ui of Ventura, Wasson oi M0n0 57,
Noes— Bennett, Brooks, Hi own of l"uba, Brunei-,
Brusie, Caiuron, Carr ot Sacramento, Cham erlain.
Chandler, Coffman, Cooper, Diinond, Downs, Dur
ham, Estee, Felton, Finli-yson, Fox, Frascr, Frink,
Gorley, Hardy. Hartson, Leach, Leadbetter, Levee,
May, Merry, Messenger, Mulholland, Nelson. Slier
burn, Stanley, Tyler, Walker, Ward, Watson, York,
Young, Mr. Speaker —
The bill with its amendments was then ordered
printed, to come up on its third reading to-morrow.
irm;ii:it READINa'or BILLS.
' Assembly Bill No. 231— An Act to add a new sec
: tion to the Civil Code, relating to corporations (by
j Mr. Burner}
Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. Relative
I to the protection of the rivers, cities and agricul
i tural lands of California (by Mr, Carr of Yuba).
' Adoi.ted. - - --..'- •'-*-' ■' - -
Assembly Dill No. 134— An Act to regulate the
, hours for closing barber shop*!, bath-houses and
I hairdr^ssuig saloons on Sundry (l.v Mr. Sinon).
- . Mr. FDJOX moved to strike out the enacting
I clause. . He (aid it was a bill in the interest of seme
I barber who d-.n't want to work after 12 o'clock.
Mr. Stxox— Mr. Speaker, the gentleman from San
i Mateo sa\s this is a measure in the interest of some
| one barber. it is no such thing. 1 will state, in
I connection with this matter, tha'. there was a peti
| tion s:nt here and referred to the Committee on
Public Morals, signed by 450 of the barbers of San
! Francisco. I have also talked with the barbers of
Sacramento and other places, and they all seem to
be in favor of the bill. It is usual among barbers at
the present time to close up at lo' lock. They are
a hardworking people, and they wish to have half a
day of rest on Sunday, and it is nothing more than
right thai they should have it.
- Mr. Fox moved to recommit the bill, with instruc
tions to make it an amendment to Ilia Code. So or
dered -- ".- - ,; ,
Assembly Bill No. 163 An Act to- add a new sec
tion to the Penal Code of the State of California, to
be known as Section 30S, relative to the sale of in,.
icating liquors at retail (by iir. Tiler).
j Mr. Lane moved to strike out the euactin * clause.
*; Mr. "Tyler spoke at length in favor of the Ijil!,
Eayrag that it would prevent drunkenness. r ! ii .
■". Mr. York opposed it because it was 'not strong
I enough, and did not strike directly at the root of the
evil. - ■ .;•.*._>.-.",--■.. :..-■-. . .: --— ■-
.'Mr. L.'.:;r. opposed it. ..,< . V ,'.: ,*•-.
' Mr. Mclxiostl spoke in favor of the measure as
being a step in the right direction. '•• . *•. -'V
Mr. Coos also favored '.he bill at some length. -
BOn ..in: of Mr. Fox it was recommitted to the
Judiciary Committee. .;;■ -■>;-■-.
Assembly Bill No. 261— An Act to aim I Section
CO of the Civil Code of Califeirnia, relating to the In
tcriuairi ge of whites with negroes und jK*rsoi:s'i
other races (hy Mr. Merry). Amended and ordered
read a third tine, i '.<
Assembly Bill No. 1",7— Act to provide for a
.'ay of rest in certain cases (by Mr. (Jo.-lev). This
bill refers to bake: s.
Mr. Yor.K moved to strike out the enacting clause.
Be wanted to know who was holding those people
who want to rest on Sunday.
■ Mr. HARDY said it violated Holy Writ, which says,
" Give us this day our daily bread."
Mr. OosbKT defended bill, and gave bit reasons
for introducing it. It a., a hill in the interest of
poor workingmen. ! The men bo own the bakeries
are generally rich ni. and do not care how long the
poor men are worked. They know no such thing as
rest, and unless soma such Act as this is passed
they will have no relief. They cannot get th.- rest
which they need so sorely, because ti.ry are obliged
In toil for the support of themselves and families.
The man who would vote against such a righteous
Measure ought to he* put in a tread-mill and made
J-/ work for seven days in the week.
The cnactinz clause was stricken out.
Assembly BID No. 120 -An Act to repeal an Ait
entitled an Act to amend Section I*9o of the Penal
Code, approved March 29, 1878 (by Mr. McCarth>).
Mr, MCCARTHY said he would withdraw the bill.
Many of his friends seemed to think their credits
might be cut off, and he would withdraw it.
Assembly Bill No. 106— An Act to amend Section
1.".:) of the Penal Code, in relation to persous impris
oned in the State Prison (by Mr. Fox) withdrawn.
AstembW Bill No. 227— An Act authorizing the
Boards of Snpervieors of the counties in which water
is sol. l fur irrigation, to fix rates at which such jva
ter shall be sold (by Mr. Streeter).
Substitute recommended for passage.. The sub
stitute was adopted.
Mr. Dr.L Valle moved to amend by adding : "No
iierson, company or corporation selling water for
irrigation shall he permitted to exercise any control
over the use of water after it has been delivered."
Ad.., , ted.
Mr. Ooxcoran said if the bill is allowed to take
its regular order it wi'i 1 c printed. So ordered.
Assembly Bill No. 175— Act concerning home
stead corp..' in ions polar used of water and water
rights, providing for the regulation, control and
distribution of water for irrigation and other pur
poses, and for the construction and improvement of
irritation works connected therewith (by Mr.
The commit cc's amendments were adopted, the
bill further amended, and ordered read a third
At 5 o'clock, on motion of Mr. CAMSOS, the
House adjourned until to-morrow morning al9::i0.
At a meeting held yesterday afternoon the Senate
Judiciary Committee considered Senate Bill No. 2,
and struck out Section 2, which provided for accu
mulative taxation on lands. With this ebsuge the
bill was agreed to, and will be reported to th* Sen
ate Wednesday morning.
At a joint meeting last evening of the Senate and
Assembly Judiciary Committees, Senate Bill No, 131,
otherwise known as the Insolvent Bill, was under
cons iteration, and with slight amendments to tin*
virion, sections about one-half the bill was passed
over and adopted, when the committee a Ijourr.e.l
The Committees of Finance of the Senate and
Ways and .Means ..I the Assembly in joint ses-inn
last evening substituted Section 1 of Senate Bill
No. 280 iii place of the committee bill previously
considered, by a vote of 11 in favor and t)
oppo**od. This bill is upon the subject of taxation,
and the effect of this section is tnat real and per
sonal property of mining and other corporations
shall he assessed lor taxation and not the stock of
such corporations. Further regress was nude
upon the subject, but without completing the bill
the committee adjourned until this evening.
Tne joint meeting of the Senate and Assembly
Committees on swamp Lands considered Senate Bill
No. 191, i.» repeal the Act of 1577-S creating Swamp
Land District No. ' 205. Testimony of parties
representing both sides was taken, when the com
Assembly Committee on Chinese Immigration an 1
Emigration considered Assembly Bill No. 104, to
prohibit employment of Chinese by corporations,
and a substitute was adopted which provides that
contractors and sub-contractors shall be deemed
agents. The Attorney-General to commence action
upon his own Information, proceeding in the name
of the people, against any corporation violating the
provisions of the Act, and, if found guilty, judg
ment shall be rendered against the corporation,
which shall forfeit nil rights, privileges and im
munities obtained by its charter, dissolving the cor
poration, and the Court to appo'nt a receiver to
take charge of all its property, as by the Code of
Civil Procedure. This substitute to be reported to
the Assembly and passage recommended. Assem
bly Bill No. 135 was also considered, and the Senae
bill upon the same subject, providing for removal of
Chinese dangerous to communities to outside of city
limits, was adopted as a substitute.
[SPECIAL BY TELEGRAPH TO the RECORU-I'NION.]
Washington, January toll. — Resolutions of the
Louisiana Legislature favorable to Spofford were in
Logan, from the Military Committee, presented a
minority renort on the bill for the relief of Fitz John
Porter. Tabl-*d.i». •-. * - - .
Davis of Illinois spoke on the bill reviving the
Court of Commissioners on the Alabama Claims.
Davit said *9,533.500 of the t1£,600,000 awarded
by the Geneva Tribunal remains in the United
Slates Treasury. He argued that by the principles
of marine insurance lav. underwriters who have in
demnified owners of vessels for loss become entitled
to all the proceeds afterward recovered, whether
from sea, from capture or from the justice of foreign
State", for property on which insurance was paid.
Edmunds wiabed to express his admiration for the
very exhaustive and ingenious argument of the
Senator fre.m Illinois (Davis) in favor of insurance
companies, but be hoped every Senator would ex-
I amine '.!.-■ subject on all it-*, sides before re* ising the
! former act mi of Congress, excluding insurance
claims except the total war losses exceeded the war
profits, which action was taken after a lull and care
ful consideration of thesubjec*. •
.Mr. Blame desired to protest in ti i name of his
constituents, and in the name of Justice, on the
very threshold of the discussion on th subject,
against the passage of this hill. He saw no logical
basis of justice on which it rested. The men v.'ho
had gorged themselves on profits from the mi.-for*
tunes of their countrymen were now to be author*
ized to thrust their bands into the treasury, in * rder
that their gains, air.-, .iv exorbitant, may be made
extravagant, and frightfully so, ...it of money that
call be paid tlictn only by a repeal of a statute en
acted Iter the most elaborate discnss'on and ma
Garland supported the bill.
Th;irma:t a-ked why th*. principle now applied to
underwriters could Dot with equal justice be applied
to vessel owners " who insured selves," as the
phrase is. If a merchant vessel made nine KIOCI W*
in! trips an.l wad lost on the tenth, why not deny
his claim for damages on the ground that 1..- made
more by nine trips than be lott on tiie tenth No
li ov pretended that li j was obli"ed to present .i
hr.lance-slicet showing the net profits on all his war
business. He hoped the Senate woula not refuse
justice to the insurance companies simply heci.u*e
they were rich corporations. The senators' oaths
required Ihem to do justice to rich and poor alike.
The bill was then laid aside, and the sp.cial or
der—being the bill to authorize the Secretary of the
Interior to ascertain and certify the amount of land
located with military land warrants— was taken up,
ill order to have it before the Senate to-morrow.
Alter un executive session the Senate adjourned.
Washington, February 9th.— The following bills
were introduced :
By Kelly— For the issuance of new bonds in place
of the Sis.
Bi Speer— To prevent general legislation on ap
By Young— Creating a Department of Manufac
ture -, Mechanics and Mines
Bliss offered a resolution giving the use of the
new National Museum in the Smithsonian grounds,
Washington, to the National Democratic Conven
tion, heferred. -
By Barker— To promote colonization on (the pub
lic domain. .; . '
By Buekner— To reduce the duty on printing anil
other paper.. 'Also for refunding part of the aix-per
centa of 1881. .-•
By Phillips — Conferring* on the Court of Claims
jurisdiction over the ms now prosecuted before
the tjuartermastcr-Geueral, the Commissary-General
and Thtrd Auditor.
By Deuster— For a uniform rule in regard to cer
tificates of naturalization.
By White- -To reduce and reorganize the army.
All the States end Territories having been called,
the Speaker stated that he had been notified of sev
eral motions to suspend the rules to be made from
committees. He therefore recognized ' Ryan as first
to submit such nioti n on the part of the* Committee
on Public Lands. ...
Weaver rose to a point of order, that under such a
rule individual members of the House would be
forever excluded from the right to make such a mo
tion. , - *
lhe Speaker stated that he had last session and
this sessi n laid down a rule for himself, that where
a member representing a committee rose to move to
suspend a rule, the C air would recognize him in
preference to any individual member. He thought
that that was not only rieht and proper, but that
it was in the direction of legislation. -
Conger reminded the Speaker of the point made
by hi in (Conger) hist Monday as to the right of mem- 1
bers of the minority to be recognize 1. ,
The Speaker said he had taken that point Into
considerat on, and had now recognized a member of
the minority. Whenever the gentleman from lowa
has amotion to submit from a committee, the Chair
will recognize him first. *, . * .
Gillette l want to knowhow the party of the ceo.
ter can represent a committee.
The Speaker— There is no such conmiit'ee known
to the n«m«e or rules as a Committee of the Center.
The Chair lias no doubt of the fairness, equity and
propriety of his position.
Ryan thereupon, from the Committee on Public
Lands, moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill
creiting an dditional land district— the .Southwest
ern— in X nsas. . Passed. *-.
Thomas*, trom the Committee on Revision of
the Laws, moved to suspend the rules and pass the
bill to regulate the practice in suits brought to re
cover damages for infringement of patents. Agreed
to, and the bill passed. - .
* there was a long discussion on the Hot Springs
bill, but without action the House adjourned.
5 Disinfectant .fob TnE Breath, etc.
A very weak solution of permanganate of
potash is an excellent disinfectant for light
purposes, such asriusingspittoons, neutral
izing the taint of diseased roots of teeth,
cleansing tie feet, and keeping the breath
from the <Y< rof tobacco smoke. Perman
ganate is not poisonous. '
• roe Boston Courier, s ijs it's a eneczy
thi-ig to taL*- snuff. .-: > ,
DAILY CF.COBD-VXIOX SECIES.
»• Eli •»**-. .MJ.*... .... ■■'.'
A MODERN SAMSON.
He Lift? Men Upon One finger tr'th Ease.
Tbe Reno (Net-.) Gazette of the 7th in
stant tells this lug story*— which the reader
is at liberty to believe or not— of an Ital
ian now employed as cook at Louis' res
taurant, on Virginia street, !: ne It says :
Last evening, in Dr. Dawson's office*, the
meeting with the man took place -by ap
pointment. There were present Dr. Daw
son, Bianci, the saloon keeper, a Gazette re
porter, and the subject. He gave his mine
as Angela Cardera. He "speaks little
English, and the conversation was mainly
carried en through the medium of Bianci.
Cardera stated that ho was born in Caaarle,
Italy, is .'IS years old, and weighs at pres
ent ICO pounds, but his weight has been as
high as 220. He left Italy in 1875, anil
has since been living at various places on
this coast. In Italy ho had been, a loco
motivo engineer, but can get no em
ployment on American railroads, be
cause ho understands so little En
glish. He bcian cooking for Loui3
about a month ago. Last summer he
was lumbering in the mountains.
When asked if he were not a very strong
man, Cardera smiled and answered that he
had never found his match. He then, by ,
request, gave a marvelous exhibition of his
incredible strength. He said he would
lift the little reporter (weight 125 pounds)
with one linger. This he proceeded to do
in the following manner : The reporter
was directed to stand with one foot upon
the floor. In this position, his arms
were extended sideways, and the tips
of his fingers held by Drs. Dawson and
Bianci, in order to prevent a fall. Caderi
then stooped, and thrusting the third finger
of his right hand under the heel of the re
porter's foot that was resting upon the
lhior, he lifted liim upon that one linger
with apparent cage, and so carried him to
a table across the room on which ha
placed his burden. A few minutes after
wards, Cardera lifted Dr. Dawson
(weight 180 pounds) in the same man
ner, upon cue finger, and deposited
him likewise upon the edge of the
table. (Dave McParland, weight 210 C
pounds, has been lilted from the floor of f
ins saloon by Cardera iv like manner, and -
set down upon the counter. ) The Italian
dees these amazing feats without any ap
pearance of exertion ; as easily as an ordi
nary man will lift a bucket of water. Ho
was easily prevailed upon to strip, when
the muscles of a Hercules were revealed.
Cadera is five feet ten inches in hight.
His muscles arc hard and firm and sur- •
prisingly developed, particularly about the
chest, neck and forearms. A thnjk growth
of black hair covers his breast. He must
he able to strike a blow with bis list that
would fell an ox. Ho says himself that
he can strike a blow that will mark 500
pounds on an indicator. His chest
is . very broad and - deep, indicating
great breathing capacity.. I Bianci
speaks of him as "double breasted,"
because of the great prominence of the
muscles -which overlie his chest. His.
joints are all massive, i and the >*.-'
--seeus points in his frame are all
Cardera says his diet has always con- <
sisted of plenty of meat, and that he drinks
plenty of wine, but does not get drunk.
He does not practice gymastics, and is at
present taking littlo exercise. ... His father
was also a man of surpassing strength. He
could stsikc a blow with his naked fist that
would register 1,000 pounds on an indi
cator. Cardera is au easy-going, good
natured sort of a fellow, but the Italians
say he is a "Holy Terror "when roused.
He never wants to fight, but when he hits
anybody, that he be considered " knocked
out of time," and, perhaps, into eternity.
His acquaintances tell many stories of hia.
immense muscular power. Carders says
that for $200 he will perform this feat : He
will carry two men 200 yards on his two
lingers, one man to be carried on each third
linger. This he will do with hia arms ex
tended from his sides, the two men to sup
each other with their arms,' over. his head.
AN AMADOR MISER.
Fifteen miles west of lone City, on the
Sacramento road, is situated the little vil
lage of Sebaatopol, now composed of a
dozen small buildings, which was at one
time one of the noted mining camps in the
early days of gold mining in California.
About twenty-six yean ago Thomas
Hughes, a native of Ireland, located there
and elected a little cabin, Bxlo, in which he
resided up to the day of his demise. It
appears that he prospered as a miner and
saved up some of his lucky finds for a
"rainy day." On Saturday last, after an
illness of but a few days, he expired, at
the ripe old age of 81 years. For a num
ber ot years he has ltd the life of a hermit
and miser. A few days before his death
some of the neighbors for whom he usee! to
work occasionally to obtain a livelihood
during his hitter years, receiving in
payment for his labor the neoessr.ries of
life, called to see why hi had not made
his usual daily strolls and fi and him on a
sick bed. They offered to tend fur a doc
tor, but he declined, saying that he would
be up again in a day or two ; but being so
old tiie time of life had become ex. .ait-ted
and run down, and the hour of death struck
the parting hour before the dawn of an
other morn— the last spark of life had
slowly ebbed away— he was dead. When
the neighbors entered the tittle dingy hut
and found him ill, his stock of provisions
consisted of 200 pounds of potatoes, 25
pounds of Hour and half a pound of tea.
His clothing was patched with potato bags,
and his bed was made of old sacks an.l i
sheep pelts. Underneath the bunk were
found four old worn pipe?, and one at
the head of his bed, almost as bad, all in
dicating many yean of usage. Hanging up
in one corner of the room were two pair of
good pantaloons, but they had been in his
estimation too good to wear, and were kept
only to look at. It has always been sup
posed by many that he had quite a sum of
money hid in his cabin, and not long ago a
man entered the hut one dark night and
demanded his money or his life. The old
fellow swore that he was penniless, aid
begged to be spared from being put t*> -
death as he had nothing in the world. But
after he died and was being prepared for
burial, a buckskin belt, containing .s2*lo in
gold coin, and 31 ounces of gold dust, in IS
separate packages, were found encircling
his body. The gold coins were made iv
1854, by Kellogg & Co., of San Francisco,'
an assay firm, previous to the establish
ment of tho United States Mint, and are of
almost pure gold. He received a very de
cent burial, and his remains were followed
to their last resting place on Sunday after
noon, and ' interred at Live Oak, a little
settlement mar by.— [Amador Times, Feb
ruary 7th. :.v - ' ■ • ' .■..-:
_ **. , . m ■
. Table Salt an — Physicians
have for a long time ' known that common
table talt is an efficient aperient in ordi
nary cases of constipation. In a lectnro
on a case of nervous affection, Dr. Weir
Mitchell, of Philadelphia, said that he had
recommended • the patient to take each
morning on rising a tumblerful of water —
cold, to prevent nauseating— in which was j
dissolved a teaspoonful of table salt.,
" This simple' aperient,'" the doctor adds,
" I frequently employ in cases of constipa
tion, and generally find it efficient. • There *
is great advantage in starting the bowels
and in keeping them in a soluble condition,
particularly iv cases of nervous disorder in
women, as it sometimes clears up obscure
points in tim case, and at all events elimi
nates one source of error."
An indefatigable mamma, who has * suc
ceeded in getting her own seven daughters
"well off her hands," has determined to
extend the benefit of. her system. *, She Li
going to open a class for the instruction of
young la lies in the art of husband-catch-'
in?. . It is to be called the "school of de
sign." ■ ■■■Y-'--Y •"••■• •_• y •- '•' ■' ■'•- ■-- -* y
*** _ ,-—-,,» # ■■-—-— ... ■
They were out driving. Said Theodore :
" What tree, Angelina, bears the moefc
precious ' fruit?"' Angelina : v "Oh, Dory, 1
I can't ) tell, j unless it's -a ' cherry-tree."
Theodore looked unutterable sweetness aa
he ' gazed . into Angelina's eyes ami said,
The axle-tree, darting." ,