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THE ELECTRIC RAILWAY.
A LAWYER'S DEFENSE OF A SEHSELESS
Where His •' Motives of Personal Gain "
Came In—Meeting of Citizens
Called for To-Mght.
Attorney George A. Blanchard rushed
into print last evening in defense of the
senseless amendment proposed by Trustee
McLaughlin on Monday to the franchise of
the Central Street Railway Company. He
starts out upon his lengthy defense of this
ridiculous amendment by admitting tbat
"the ordinance granting permission to the
Central Street Railway corporation to put
up poles and wires in the streets for the
'overhead' system is a reasonable and
proper one," and then goes on to defend
Trustee McLaughlin and incidentally him
self for introducing an amendment which
they must have known would defeat the
granting of this reasonable and proper
franc:hise?~Mr. Blanchard then sajs:
The ordinance, which was prepared at the
request of the Mayor and Secoud Trustee, has
not been published, nor have the one or two
newspaper gentlemen, who have so freely de
nounced the so-called objectionable portion,
taken the pains to tell the people what it is or
why the reservation of the right to order the
wires and poles taken down—if they should
hereafter be found to be unsafe or dangerous to
lite or street travel- is unreasonable or unfair.
Every reader of either one of the daily
papers knows this statement to be false,
for while neither of them cared to waste
valuable space in printing a lot of sense
less rubbish, both papers have "taken the
pains to tell the people what it is and why
it was unreasonable and unfair." But,
since Mr. Blancbard would like the people
to know just the language used in his won
derful produclion, we will print so much
of it as was objectionable to Air. Henry,
and ask any man with an ounce of brains
if he would not have refused to agree to it
aa promptly as that gentleman did. Here
is the little joker under which the Central
Street Railway Company might be deprived
of its property at the whim of two Trus
tees, whose late actions have not been such
as to warrant any discreet man in placing
himself and kis property entirely in their
"Tne Board of Trustees of the city of
Sacramento shall have the right to annul,
amend or alter, either in whole or in part,
this ordinance, and the terms and con
ditions upon which permission is hereby
granted to said railroad company to put up
said poles and wires; and also the right to
order the same or any part of the same to
be taken down and removed from the
street or streets iv which they may be placed,
and the street or streets through which
they were placed to be put in the same
condition in which they now are; the same
to be done at the expense of said company,
under the superintendence of the Street
Commissioner; and in case the same is not
done by the company within the time
limited therefor, then the Board of Trustees
of said city may cause the same to be done,
and the expense thereof shall be paid by
said company, and the city shall bave a
lien upon said street railroad within its
limits for snch payment.
"Said Board of Trustees shall give at
least ninety days' notice to said company
of any intention to alter, annual or amend
the terms and conditions of the permission
hereby granted, or of their intention to re
quire the said poles and wires to be taken
down and removed from tbe streets, and
whenever said terms and conditions shall
be altered, amended or annulled or said
company shall be required to remove its
poles and wires it shall have at least the
period of ninety days from the passage of
the order making such alterations or re
quirements to comply with the same."
Now let the reader refer to the above
quotation from Mr. Blaochard's card and
see the unfairness, not to say dishonesty,
displayed, when he leads the reader to be
lieve that the proposed amendment pro
vide .- that the wires and poles could be
ordered taken down only "if they
should hereafter be found to •be un
safe or dangerous to life or street
travel." The amendmect contains
no such provision. It gives the majority
of the Board of Trustees, without any
cause whatever and at their own sweet
pleasure, power to arbitrarily take away the
franchise and compel the company to take
down its poles and wires at its owu ex
pense. Was ever before such a monstrous
propositiou proposed to a body of men
supposed to have ordinary, common sense?
It is entirely logical and reasonable to con
clude that when Mr. Blanchard stated in
his card tbat tbe poles sbould be removed
for certain causes, be intended, and so im
pressed his readers, to have them under
stand tbat such proviso was in tbe ordi
nance, which we have shown to be untrue.
Up to tbis time tbe press bas been disin
clined to reveal the authorship of this re
markable amendment, out of regard for
the honorable profession to which its au
thor belongs aud the high judicial position
he once held, but since Mr. Blanchard has
himself made the humiliating confession
of its authorship the public will excuse the
press for tbe charity it has exerc sed here
tofore towards him.
But Mr. Blanchard is not satisfied with
defending Trustees McLaughlin and Wolf
and his ridiculous amendment, but must
needs throw mr<* at those who have hon
estly and fairly criticised it. He says that
"there is more reason to believe that those
who have raised such a hue and cry about
nothing do so from motives of personal
gain." Now let us see if there is not at
least one person wbo may have been actu
ated in tbis matter by "motives of personal
gain." and who tbat person is. One week
ago last Monday, when the original amend
ment was beiore the Board, Mr. Blanchard
appeared, presumably at the request of
some member of the Board, and was asked
what he thought of the amendment as it
stood. He found various objections to it,
and said that while he was not seeking the
job, yet he btlieved he could draw an or
dinance that wouid be good, if he had time
to study theq'i—tion, but frankly admitted
that be knew nothing about electric rail
way franchises. Just before the matter
was taken up by the Board on Monday
last Mr. Blanchard appeared before the
Board and presented a bill for $25 for draw
ing up this wonderful amendment now
under discission, and which at that time
had not yet been drawn from Mr. Mc-
Laughlin's pocket and pre»ented to the
Board. Tbe item of $—• for this amend
ment was included in a bill for $80 for
other legal services, and when tbe Mayor,
in elancinc over tbe bill, came to th it item
he said he thought it ought to lay over for
further consideration, as no such amend
ment had yet been presented. 80 it ap
pears that Mr. Blanchard was not allowing
any grass to grow under his feet in getting
his persona, gain" out of the transaction.
Yesterday afternoon President P. E.
Piatt. C. H. Hubbard. T." Enwright and D.
A. Lindley, members of a committee ap
pointed by tbe Board of Trade to wait upon
the Trustees and urge them to grant the
privilege of erecting poles ss required by
the Central Street Railway Company,
waited upon Trustee McLaughlin and in
a courteous manner asked him what he in
tended to do in the matter. He replied:
"You'll know what I am going to do when
the matter c«mp. up oefore the Board next
Monday.' When asked if that was all the
sait^l»ction he would :.*ive the committee,
be replied, "That's all."
The committee then waited on Trustee
Wolf, and although that gentleman stated
that he considered the amendment offered
by Trustee Mclaughlin to be "foolish," he
would not give the committee any informa
tion whatever as to the course be intended
to pursue. Of course the committee,
representing as it did the entire commer
cial interests of tbe city, retired in disgust.
The Board of Trade has called a meet
ing for to-nigbt at which citizens generally
are invited to be preseut and express their
views upon the question. The meeting is
called for the Board of Trade rooms, but it
is doubtful whether they will be large
enough to hold all the indignant citizens
who will attend, and it may be necessary
to adjourn to a larger room. This matter
is one of the highest importance to this
city, and the citizens shoula turn out *>i
to-night and give voice to their stni!
nients. There is still time fur the Trustees
to come to their senses and pass the neces
s:i-v amendment, as it bas been discovered
that Mr. Henry j contract with the Central
Street—ailwt*. Comoany does nol expire
until the llth'inst. which will be Thursday
of next week. The Board will probably
meet on Wednesday next, as Monday and
Tuesday are legal holidays.
BOTH PLEADED GUILTY.
Two Burglar* Who Do Not Care Abont
George Cornell, the burglar who broke
into Sherburn's auction house a couple of
weeks ago and carried off a quantity of
jewelry, and who was subsequently cap
tured at Tinckee, waa arraigned in Depart-
ment One of the Superior Court yesterday.
He pleaded guilty to the charge of burglary
preferred against him, and Judge Arm
strong will pronounce sentence to-morrow.
John Landers, who broke into Mrs. S. 8.
Parkerls place at 312 J, last month, also
pleaded guilty to a similar charge, and
will be sentenced with Cornell to-morrow.
THE NATIVE SONS.
The Local Joint Committee Completes
The Admission Day Celebration Com
mittee of the local Native Sons has com
pleted the arrangements for joining in the
festivities at San Francisco on the 9th, and
Chairman W. W. Greer has sent copies of
the programme to all of the local parlors.
It has been decided tbat all parlors in
Sacramento county attend the celebration
and parade in a body.
All parlors are requested to meet at the
depot at 2:30 o'clock p. m., Sunday, Septem
ber Tth, to take the 3:05 r. m. train for
San Francisco. Ali members not being
able to go at that time will join their re
spective parlors upon their arrival in San
The different parlors will form for pa
rade at Pioneer Hall, 24 Fourth street,
San Francisco, at 9 o'clock a. _ Septem
ber 9th. Tbe Hussar Band, of Sacramento,
bas beeu engaged for the parade, and will
report to the delegation at Pioneer Hall,
September 9th at 9 o'clock a. J£.
The following uniform has been adopted:
Black coats and pants, white vest, black
derby hat, black necktie. The different
Carlors will procure tbeir own suitable
adges. No headquarters have been en
gaged and no attempt will be made to do
The Southern Pacific Company (includ
ing the Southern Pacific Railway and Coast
Division) will grant a one-third reduction
on all round-trip tickets to San Francisco,
to all persons attending the celebration,
whether Native Sons or not. Native Sons
and Daughters, and the dependent families
of both, will be granted special privileges
in regard to the time said tickets will be
honored, upon presentation of certificate
properly filled out by the Secretary of the
Tickets issued to the Native Sons and
Daughters will be good on all trains de
parting for San Francisco from the sth day
of September until the 9th, inclusive; and
returning, tickets will be honored on ali
outgoing trains from September 9th until
September 15th, inclusive.
The tickets sold to the general public will
be good from the Gih of September until
the 12th of September, inclusive. The
Secretary of each Parlor will be provided
with certificates by tbe Grand Secretary.
The committee having the Admission
Day celebration in charge will make every
effort to see that all persons in attendance
are properly cared for. The Committee on
Hotels and Accommodation will have
central headquarters in San Francisco, and
messengers will be in attendance to escort
the Natives to their respective hotels or
In order that Sacramento county will be
well represented the committee earnestly
requests that every member of the Order
possible be in attendance.
THE DRAINAGE CANAL.
McLaughlin and Wolf Would Not Attend
the Second Conference.
When the conference between the Board
of Supervisors and the City Trustees in
reference to the drainage canal broke up
on Tuesday evening, the Supervisors an
nounced that they would be on hand in
their rooms for a short while the next
morning, and they hoped the Trustees
would think tbe matter over and attend,
too. The Trnstees all said they would—or
at least gave the Supervisors so to under
stand. The Supervisors were on hand
yesterday morning, and so was Mayor
Comstock, but neither Trustees Wolf nor
McLaughlin showed up. A number of the
residents of the vicinity of the canal were
there, too. After a half-hour wait, and no
signs of the missing Trustees, the meeting
adjourned, as tbe Supervisors had to catch
the 10:50 train for Woodland, where they
were to attend the slickens conference.
Two Delegate* to the State Conference
There was a meeting of the Sacramento
County World's Fair Club yesterday after
noon at Mayor Comstock's office. The
Mayor announced tbat the object of the
meeting was to elect two delegates to at
tend the State conference at San Francisco
on the 11th inst.
On motion of L. L. Lewis it was decided
that the Mayor, being President of the
club, sbould make the selection.
While Mr. Comstock was deliberating, a
general discussion of the prospects of Cali
fornia's exhibit at the great exposition
was indulged in.
Mayor Comstock then announced David
Lubin and C. A. Luhrs as delegates to the
Convention, and the meeting adjourned.
The Directors of tbe California Museum
Association has selected David Lubin and
James E. Mills to represent the Associa
tion in the World's Fair Convention to be
held at San Francisco on the 11th inst. at
Dangerous Target Practice.
Complaint is made by persons who
travel over the road which runs through
Oak Park from the Lower to the Upper
Stockton road that their lives are constantly
endangered by the military target practice
there. The target is not large enough to
catch all the bullets from the rifles of bad
marksmen and the deadly messengers go
straight across the road. It is said tbat in
some cases persons have had very narrow
escapes from being shot. Tbe matter cer
tainly ought to be investigated, and if it is
as reported the target ought to be moved.
The Signal Service temperature at 5 a. m.
and 5 i*. m. yesterday was 59° and 78°,
with gentle northerly winds and a clouded
sky. The highest and lowest was SO ° and
57°. as against 100° and 06° for the same
date last year.
Tbe highest and lowest one year ago to
day was 100° and *>2°. This month is starting
out much different tban September of last
year, for that month was cloudless through
out, with the Atmosphere hazy and hot.
Everything appears to point to eaily rains
The examination of Cbaoce Smith, ac
cused of stealing a watch frum Jobn Hogan,
was concluded in the Police Court yester
day. After Hogan had testified and Smith
had given his version ofthe affair, City At
torney Hart stated tbat he did not see the
sense of going further in the case, as the
testimony did not sustain the charge
agaiDSt Smith. Judge Buckley thought so,
too. and discharged Smith, who imme
diately left arm in arm with Hogan.
Republican County Campaign.
The Republican County Committee will
meet to-morrow evening, when the dates
of the county meetings will be fixed and
other matters pertaining to the camoaign
agreed upon. The committee employs two
clerks at registration headquarters, who
copy all registrations and compare tbem
with the corresponding entries in the < .resit
Stanford Cox, a colored man, was tried
before Superior Judge" Armstrong aDd a
jury yesterday on a charge of burglary.
Cox was accused of having, on the 21st of
last montH, burglariously entered the house
of John Deny in the alley, between Third
and Fourth, X and L streets. The jury,
however, could not agree, and Cox will
bave to be tried again. ft
About fifty cords of wood lyiDg along
side tbe railroad track a short distance
above Blue Canyon were burned Tuesday
evening. The beat was so intense that
the railroad train was not able to pass by,
and was delayed three hours.
Didn't Care for Jewelry.
Burglars broke into the residence of E.
J. Boden, 1522 G street. Tuesday night, and
made a haul of about $70. The thieves
took onl? coin, though they could easily
have secured several watches and some
Wi aU know that the Domestic Sewing
Machine gives universal satisfaction. Ol-
See is corner of Ninth and J. •
Ask your grocer for Yankee Baking
Powder. Purest and best. Without a peer.-**
Stoi— fixtures for sale cheap, almost
new, at 817 J street. •
HACJ_AMKtfTO DAILY H!?OOJin-ir_-llO_-, THtTKSDAY- SEPTEMBER 4. JSi-HJ
BIVER COUNTIES AGAIN CONSULTING
The Supervisors of Colusa, Tuba, Sutter,
Sacramento and Tolo Talk
Over the Subject.
The Boards of Supervisors of Sacramento,
Yuba, Sutter, Colusa and Yolo counties
held a conference yesterday afternoon at
Woodland, for the purpose of forming an
association to inaugurate a vigorous cam
paign against the hydraulic miners, the
expense of the undertaking to be borne by
the five counties jointly. The conference
was held in the Hall of Records in the of
fice of the Yolo County Supervisors, and
there were present the following officials:
Supervisors Tebbets, Ross, Greer, Bates
and Black, of Sacramento county; Han
nnmy, Kernan, O'Hara and Zumalt, of
Colusa; Bradley, of Yuba; L. P. Farmer, of
Sutter; Snyder, Guthrie, Yorke, Schurley
and Clark, of Yolo; George Ohleyer, Mana
ger of the Anti-Debris Association, and
G. W. Hutchins and T. B. Hull, of Sutter
county, Directors of the Anti-Debris Asso
ciation. Before the conference it was un
derstood that Sutter, Yuba and Sacramento
were favorable to the project, bnt Colusa
and Yolo were doubtful.
The conference waa opened by an address
from Supervisor Tebbets of Sacramento, who
stated the reason for which the meeting of
tbe several Boards had been called. The
intention, he faid, was to form an Anti-
Debris Association to be controlled by Sac
ramento, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa and Yolo
counties, and that tbe sole endeavor of the
Association was to be the suppression of
hydraulic mining. Mr. Tebbets then re
cited what Sacramento county had done in
the past and also the efforts put forth by
Sutter and Yuba counties. The proposi
tion now was to have each county send a
delegate to the Anti-Debris Association
and that the expense of arresting and prose
cuting the miners be borne equally by each
Mr. Hutchins of Yuba county was pres
ent to represent the Anti-Defris Associa
tion which was already formed, and he
made a very pointed address. He com
pared the rivers to a line of sluice-boxes
and contended tbat unless a man was kept
at the end the boxes would eventually fill
up. The Feather river had been ao in-
jured by hydraulic mining that it ran up
stream for several miles at times. The
Anti-Debris Association had fought the
miners for fifteen years and be believed
had fought them successfully, having
stopped work on many of the mines. The
spies sent ont by the Association had
caught the North Bloomlield mine run
ning several times, but so it—requently
that tbe owners were able to stand a line
of $500 once in a while for contempt of
Court, and they continued to mine again.
They had a catch basin, but it was a mere
pretense. All the matter went over the
dam and into tbe river, and the people of
Marysville would know it next day from
the color of the water in the stream. All
the principal mines, he believed, were
closed down, but many were running on
the sly. Just as soon as tbe Association's
watchmen would retire the mines would
start up again. Yuba and Sutter counties
had already paid out $200,000, and at the
present time Sutter county was consider
ing a proposition to expend $20,000 in
strengthening the levees "along the Yuba
river above Marysville. Just as long as
mining continued money would bave to be
laid out in repairing the levees, for the bed
of the river was continually filling up, and
as a natural result the banks would bave
to be raised to hold the volume of water.
He wanted the five counties to join hands,
and even the moral effect would be of
Mr. Bates, of Sacramento, suggested that
if the counties did agree to work together,
the tines which would be collected from
time to time ought to go into tbe general
fund out of which the expenses were paid.
Heretofore the county that prosecuted the
case got tbe fine whenever any was col
MAKAGEB OHLEYER TALKS.
George Ohleyer, of Yuba county, the
manager of the present Anti-Debris Asso
csation, taid be agreed with Mr. Bates on
his proposition. Yuba county collected
tines from Chinese miners who were caught
and prosecuted: but Mr. Bates' plan was a
good one, and there could be no objection
to it if tbe counties agreed to join tbe asso
Mr. Ohieyer reviewed the work of the
present association forthe past fifteen years,
and contended tbat while lots of money
was wasted and no benefit was derived by
its expenditure, yet a great deal of good
was accomplished. Many worthless spies
had been employed, but then the men had
to be tried before the association could
judge of their abilities.
Addressing tbe Colusa and Yolo Boards
especially, the speaker said: "The first
thing for you to consider is the question :
'Do you want to joint such an organization
or no? and what share of tbe expense
will you agree to pay?' At present we are
expending about $6,000 a year for attorneys'
fees, and from $6,000 to* $8,000 for watch
men. If all five counties wiil agree to
work together, 1 can almost assure you that
the expense of litigation will not be in
creased, and although at first we may need
a few more watchmen, yet as the work goes
on and the hydraulickers are prosecuted,
they will thin out aud we at the same
time can reduce our force of spies.
The most necessary thing to do
is to watch tbe territory and pay
less attention to lawing. It is no trick to
get an injunction. The main point is to
arrest tbose wbo violate the law. I know
now that there is a disposition on the part
of some white men and Chinese lo mine at
Cottonwood and French Gulch, in Colusa
county. We can't wait for the Govern
ment to move, for they are too slow. The
Government some time or other will have
to reimburse us for tbe money we have ex
pended, but we have not time to wait for
it to prosecute offenders.
"The forming of an association by the
five counties will have the effect which bas
been long desired by the valley people and
the expense will amount to a mere noth
Supervisor Tebbets said the proposition
ought to be readily agreed to by every one
ofthe five counties. Yuba and Sutter, with
a taxable wealth of $17,000,000 were doing
the work alone, while Bacramento, with an
assessed valuation of $;!2,000,000, Yolo with
$20,000,000, and Colusa with j 23.000.000,
stood by and did nothing, when the matter
was of as great importance to them as it
was to the other two counties. Tbe breaks
in tbe Yolo and Colusa levees showed this.
He assured the Yolo Supervisors tbat Sac
ramento was going to keep building up her
levees, and they would have to do the same
as long as the river continued to fill up
Supervisor L. P. Farmer of Sutter county
said his county had good levees and he
was not afraid of the water, but still Sutter
waa bearing half the expense. He thought
Yolo county ought to help themselves
and aid the Association for the moral ef
LAST WINTER'S EXPERIENCE.
Mr. Ohlever remarked that Yolo and
Sacramento "had quite a lesson last winter
when the levee broke on the Yolo side
nearly opposite the city. The break was
now point: to cost the county $20,000, aud
tbey would have to build a very strong
levee. Yolo county's tule seemed to invite
the river through it.
Chaiinian Guthrie of the Y'olo Board
said he believed the river would ultimately
be running through the tule.
Mr. Hutchins insisted that the counties
were obliged to stop hydraulic mining.
Thi-v represented to" Congress that it had
already ceased, and had to tell a falsehood
in order to get the appropriation of $60,000
from the Government to check the tiow of
water through the Paine break. If the
Supervisors of Y'olo were going to let tbe
river run through the tule they would find
that their drainage wonld be gone and a
big levee would be needed around Wood
land. Should ju*-t one freshet come down,
property in the county would depreciate in
value nearly 50 per cent.
Supervisor Greer knew tbat Sacramento
county had paid out considerable money
and gone to a great deal of trouble without
accomplishing much. Since the county
had turned its money over to the Anti
debris Association it had done some good.
The bills against Sacramento county for i;s
share ot the expense were so insignificant
as not to amount to a "drop in the bucket."
He knew how hard it was to get evidence
enough to convict the miners, and how
great a risk it was on tbe part of the spies.
The Sacramento Board had had experience
enough lo know that the money they were
expending was doing some good, and the
outlay would be less and les? every year.
The navigation of the Sacramento river
would be improved and the city thereby
greatly benefited. It was wastine time to
make* any furtbsr argument. The cause
shonld be prosecuted by all the counties
Mr. Bites of Sacramento said he had
been a member of the Board six yeais. and
when the county was looking after the
law-breakers on its own hook it accom
'We paid two men $10 a day," siid the
speaker, "and they never got farther than
to look over the top of a hill and see where
the pipes were. I got disgusted and wonld
not put up another cent in that way. The
two fellows came back with a bill of $300,
and right afterwards Supervisor Tebbets
and I went up and for $4 80 apiece saw ten
times as much as our two hired men."
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL DO*.
Supervisor Rcss wanted the Supervisors
to remember that $300,000 had been set
aside by the Government for dredgiDg the
river, just as soon as they were convinced
that hydraulic mining was stopped.
Mr. Huichins said he learned that s
miner said when informed that the five
counties were going to join hands against
hydraulicking, that the jig was up and they
might just as well stop the mines.
Supervisor Kernan of Colusa had noth
ing to say more than that Colusa would
contribute as liberally as she saw fit.
Colonel Moulton of Colusa addressed the
conference in a vigorous speech. He re
lated his losses and scored several persons
for their inactivity and apparent opposi
tion. He and others had been reduced al
most to beggars by hydraulic mining.
Alter more argument the desire was ex
pressed that Yolo and Colusa counties
make some answer as to whether or not
they were in favor of joining the Associa
The Supervisors of the two counties, af
ter confering together for half an hour, an
nounced their decision.
Chairman Guthrie, of tbe Yolo Board,
said that the members bad agreed thai they
would not object to doing something. They
were not very well acquainted with the
situation at the present time, and besides
had to lay out a large sum of money in re
pairing the Paine break. Consequently
they were not prepared to say to wnat ex
tent they would be would be willing to as
sist, but could give a definite answer in
about a month.
Supervisor O'Hara of Colusa said his col
leagues did not want a representative in the
Association, or to go into any combination.
Colusa was willing to pay a fair proportion,
but they wanted to be the judges ss to what
the contribution shonld be. They were
williDg that the Anti-Debris Association
should spend the money for the general
It was estimated that the expense that
would be incurred by tbe Association each
year would be $12,000.
The meetfhg adjourned at 8 o'clock, and
the Sacramento, Yuba and Sutter county
delegations hired a four-in-hand, and were
driven to Davisville in time to catch the 8:40
train for Sacramento.
A MISERABLE BRUTE.
A Case in Which the Whipping-Post
Would Coma in Handy.
Andrew Walker made his reappearance
in the Police Court yesterday in the role o*
a wile-beater, and a miserable spectacle he
His wife, a comely, middle-aged lady,
with a sad face, took the witness-stand and
reluctantly told of the constant abuse in
flicted upon her by her unworthy spouse,
of how she had to labor to support herself
and child. The particular assault for
which Walker was on trial occurred on
Monday. Walker demanded that his wife
give him money with which to purchase
liquor, aud upon her refusal cruelly struck
her over the head with a pail, and raised
such a row that the police had to be sent
Walker had no denials to make, but
hung his bead and admitted his guilt. He
tremblingly begged ior mercy, and whined
about his inability to get work. He will
be sentenced to day.
Slater, the medium, drew another
packed house at Pythian Castle last even
ing and bis exhibition was even better
than his previous ones. On Tuesday even
ing before dismissing his audience he gave
it out that the next entertainment (last
night's) would be something out of the
usual line, and he requested that those
wbo attended would bring with them pho
tographs, either of themselves, their rela
tives or friends. About sixty photographs
were piled up on his table last night when
he commenced his exhibition. During
the evening he would now and
then pick out some person in the
audience. and, after telling him
or her about some dear friend, or relative,
giving the name, age and description,
would conclude by going through the pack
age of photographs and picking the iden
tical one of the person he had been refer
ring to. One of these—his last test —was
particularly astonishing. He stepped over
to Mis 3 Mohr, daughter of L. B. Mohr, the
well-known wholesale butcher, and told
her tbat she had a brother in the spirit
land; that that brother's name was Kich
ard; that be died in Germany. Then he
turned to the package of photographs and
picked out tbe picture of the dead brother.
Miss Mohr was visibly affected, but ad
mitted tbat what Slater had said
was true. At the medium's request
she told the audience that 6he had never
spoken to him in her life regarding her
dead brother, and tbat he could not have
known anything about him. Slater then
proceeded to tell her of other deceased
relatives, calling them by name, and also
told her of other relatives who were living.
The young lady admitted tbat he was cor
rect in each case.
Mr. Slater has decided to give ont* more
entertainment before leaving for San Fran
cisco, and may be seen again at Pythian
Castle this evening.
The box-office for "Prince and Pauper,"
Mark Twain's famous story in drama,
opens at the Metropolitan Theater tbis
A valuable horse belonging to George
and Charles Meisler, became frightened
and ran away Tuesday night. In crossing
Eleventh and I streets the animal fell, and
was so badly injured that it had to be
Tbe neighborhood of Sixth and X streets
was startled last night about 11 o'clock by
a pistol shot. Investigation proved that a
young man who was walking up X street
bad discharged a revolver accidentally, and
another man, who was passing at the time,
was given a bad fright.
The First Artillery Band will render the
following excellent programme this even
ing at the Plaza, commencing at 7 o'clock:
March, "Distant Greeting"- Boring
Selection, "—nam—sla" Bellini
Gavotte, "lhe Lover's Dream" J. C C'asev
Waltz, "Beautiful r.lue Danube" Strauss
Duet for two cornets, "Larboard Watch"....:
Comic selectiou. "The Darkies' Patrol"..Laoslng
March, "l'heGolden West By Julius Oettel
(Composed for and dedicated to the N. S. G.
Vi. for the 9th of September.)
Overture "Martha" Flotow
Schottische, "Capital City"
A. S. Silveiraof Sacramento
Galop, "Der Sehnell— gler Galop ' Herman
"Spanish Wedding Serenade" Pedro Silva
"Star Spangled Banner"
Young Men's Christian Association.
List evening, at tbe Y. M. C. A. rooms,
a very erjoycble business and social meet
ing was held. About ninety persons were
present, and the following programme was
rendered: Song, by the audieuce; prayer,
W. \V. Willis; instrumental solo, Mrs. a.
W.° Wadsworth; vocal solo, Mr. Philips; re
marks, W. 8. Basseti: vocal solo. Miss
Pnipps; recitation, George Purnell; re
marks, A. W. Wadsworth; piano solo,
Miss Belle Carringlon.
After tbe programme ice cream and cake
were served, and a general good time was
At 10:30 o'clock to-day D. J. Simmons it
Co. will sell at auction, at the residence of
C. A. Maydwell, 111S H street, all the fur
niture and carpets, on account of removal.
To morrow at 11 o'clock Bell & Co. wili
sell on the premises, tbe east half of lot G,
>" and O, Sixteenth and Seventeenth
streets, with the improvements, consisting
of a house of eight rooms, with all modern
improvements, and a barn; grounds
nicely improved, a good lawn, shrubbery
i - ■
Accident to a Carpenter.
A carpenter named Dillis, while working
ia the snowsheds near Tunnel 13 yesterday, |
met with an accident, hy which one of his
ankles wss badly sprained. He was brought
down to the Railroad Hospital.
Elk Grove, August 21—Dorcy W. Parker, a na
tive ol Califurnla, 21 years, S days. »
Changed Daily for Weinstock, Lubin & Co.
The displays of goods and decorations in the Millinery De
partment still continue in place as on Opening Day.
The largest assortment ot Men's Clothing aud Furais —ng Goods in the city.
Stylish Bouele Plaids, new colorings,
$2 50 per yard.
Large Broken Wool Plaids, $1 25 and
$1 per yard.
Scotch Plaids in fine quality, $1 a yard.
New Ombree Wool Plaids, $1 a yard.
Tartan Plaids, in choice Patterns, 65
cents per yard.
Fall Plaids, in large variety, 50 cents
The largest assortment ol Men's Clothing and Furnishing Goods in the city.
N. S- G. W, Decorations.
We are supplied with samples of the special
flags and decorative shields designed for the ap
proaching celebration ofthe N. S. G. W., and are
prepared to quote prices for any quantities.
The largest assortment of Men's Clothing and Furnishiug Goods in the city.
New Four-in-hands, Sailor Knots and Windsor
Ties —being Fall and Winter styles in Men's
Neckwear —just received.
The largest assortment of Men's Clothing and Furnishing Goods in the city.
In Boys' Knee Pants our line is almost com
plete, as far as new Fall styles are concerned. We
particularly call attention to the 45 and 75-cent
goods. Boys' Clothing Department.
The largest assortment of Men'B Clothing and Furnishing Goods in the city.
We have just received a line of Choice Black
Goods from world-famed English manufacturers,
and are most pleased with the patterns:
Black Hairline Diagonals $1 15
Black Diagonal Stripes, new weave... 1 25
Black Polka Dots 1 OO
Rich Black Satin Stripes 1 OO
Tn addition to the above, we have an unusually
fine assortment of Plain Black Dress Goods, at
75 cents andsi.
The largest assortment ot Men's Clothing and Furnishing Goods iv the city.
WEINSTOCK, LDBIN & CO.,
Nos. 400 to 412 X Street. Sacramento.
FOR FAIR-PARTIES FURNISHING ROOMS
WUI do well to Call and get oar Prices on CARPET*-*, FUBNITURE, BED
1.'.l sin:-, Etc. We furnish complete. BLANKETS, COMFORTERS.
Tbe linest BOWL and PITCHER In town for SI.
CHARLES M. CAMPBE .L, 409 X Street.
MILLINERY * OPENING.
As I have just —'turn**'! front York I will show my line of
TRIMMED FRENCH BONNETS and HATS
On Wf DRE9DAY, THURSDAY. FRIDAY and SATURDAY,
August _£7tl_, _53tl_, 25©til and 30t__.
Wag- ALSO, A FULL LINE OF NOVELTIES, AT -%H\
MRS. I A. PMLERU ZZZ :!",
SEASON IS ABOUT HERE—SEPTKMBKrt BEING THE COMMENCEMENT—AND WITH
the opening of the fall season we are enabled to aanounce a fall
Of CLOTHING. FPKNISHING GOODS, ETC. We have just received a very large —Ipment
of Furnishing Goods from the well-known hou eof HELLEE Jj CO.. and we are
In announcing to our patrons that this stock has not its equal anywhere, and that we offer it
at SIXTY CUNTS ON THE DOLLAR. Remember we are now in the midst of our GRAND
CLEARANCE SALE. We give below aprice list, showing great reductions in Clothing, etc.,
that will bear close Inspection :
Men's Union Cassimere Suits, reduced from Men's Dress Pants, reduced from $6 to H 50.
110 to 86 Men's Bus(Less Suits, reduced Irom 89 to $6 90.
Men's Cassimere Suits, reduced irom $12 to Men's Ureas Suits, reduced from 825 to 818 90.
37 50. Men's Fancy Striped Pantaloons, reduced
Men's Broadwales, teduced from til 50 to from SS to 86. ,
j l7 go 1,000 pairs Mcu's All-wool Cassimere Pants,
M<*n's Fancy Striped, straight cut, reduced reduced from 85 to $3.
frcm Sil 50 to 816 50. Good Working Pants, reduced from $1 50 to
Men's Working Suits, reduced from 86t053 50. 81.
A line line of Strip* rt Shirts, reduced from 65 cents to 45 cents.
I mbroiilerert Striped Shirts, reduced from $1 io 50 cents.
Woolen Shirts, reduced from $ L 25 to 75 cents.
xj p>j_jje__xv"e:-^— __.
A very large stock, reduced from $1 to 75 cents.
B Calf Shoes, reduced from R to 81 25. | Fine Call Shoes, reduced from $3 to 82.
Remember, 414 X Street. Call and be Convinced.
:_=_.. iwr a t=_ t=_ s Proprietor
FAMOUS DEW YOBK ICE CBE.H SODA.
SUPPLIED IN ANY QUANTITY
To all Parts of the City and delivered
Free uf Charge.
<_/.-4.xi.rJ_- JS_it o I_on,
81Q J ctrpet..r3i*tf"l.-Sacramento
428 J SI., Sacramento, Cal.
(Branch of San Francisco).
A PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED.
aul2-ly J. A. FK.KR, Manager.
4-0 TONS ENGLISH LUMP SALT
r»R SALE BY E. P. FIGG, 1118 FOURTH
iJ fakes the best-flt- «g|te
ti ting Clothes at 40 gl|l
t B*r cent, less than it Y;-
I any otlior honse on jRI
H ihe Paiidc Coa.-t. J|l
AN IMM ENSE CLEARANCE SALE.-I HAY«
bnugi-.i ■•"■' yards ot Hudderfield Serges
aud Cheviots in bine and black, at au immrnse
bargain. I have more then 1 can use, and will
offer a genuine reduction sale for the nest
thinv days that has never been oCjred beiore
ou the —.cine coast. SCITS to order for
8-2 an that are worth $30, and other goods in
pmiwrtinn See windows.
600 J St., Sacramento.
NEW PROCESS CORN MEAL.
NEOBOURG 4 LAGES, STAR MILLS AND
Malt House, 1016 to 1030 Fifth street.
Manufacturers of malt and sil kinds of meal.
Also, dealers In bops, corks, produce, grain,
feed end brewers' supplies. Special attention
Is called to our new process corn meal and
f«i7-ii>»_ Exchange sold on tbe nrincipal cities
of Ktirons. **l-fa
HORS-S FOR SALK OB EXCHAHGE.
APPLY TO CE.-JTRAL STREET RAILWAY
STABLES, Twenty-eighth and J streets
Sacramento, CaL mylU-lttf
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BREDNER'S KITCHEN TABLE-PRICE, $5.
EXPLANATION: .1— Table-top, SBz4A B— Knead-g bovd. _*—Linen Drawer.
Fand (."—Mice-proof drawers for meal, sugars, etc. Jf —Flour bin, holding '>i>
pounds. Each table is furnished with a rolling pin. lt is tlie only Table made
that has the large drawers running on rollers, which prevents the drawers from
binding. No kitchen shonld be without one. I*3_HO__l, SS.
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PINE BEDRROOM SET - - - - PRICE, $18.
J@- A STRONGER MADE PINE SUIT THAN THE ABOVE
IS NOT MADE. AND AT THEPRICE IT IK A BARGAIN. "%M
WE ALSO SHOW A VERT HANU'O— DESION—O SET FOR -m
WOVEN WISE MATTRESS TO FIT SCIT S 3
WOOL MATTRESS JO U— ON WIRE MATTRESS • 4
UPHOLSTERED BOX MATTRE—. »0, *8. 910, SIS
It Pays to Deal with Us! Have Yon Seen Our $3 50 Bed ?
F\lj) _r § 'yuP jf. - y y *
MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED. Please state where 7011 first saw our a.lvertisenient,
and through what other medium your attention was called to our gocds and house.
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GRAND OPENING! MILLINERY EMPORIUM,
C~/? yf/ r QIQ J
isr/D/rfsi-a^/4> LatfSt Sly!es ia Goo!?s aDfJ Hove,tiBS*
MRS. G. PAMPINE_t_A, Prop.
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—m if ._mi.^— 1 ,i. ...i 1 . I^ll—M———_...—ii_ii..'i . m.l*» —.1 n 1 1 -l*r— -~*T
411 and 413 X «trect,!S>.CT>tmento. j^~*V A^ iw-T3 -j-a " i
WALL PAPITR OF ALL KINDS. SLND V>*/"m. »» I *—«• * d? ■
FOR PRICE LIST. :
HYTT_ _.TTnnTTT_ _1 I REDUCTION IN PRICE OF
J_ *> J.? 3. _ 1 J •■''__ II ! Cpholstered iv leather, for dining-—o_, o_e«
■" "*^ _i *Af_L _k v A»_i> r orlibrary.at
W. D. COMSTQCK'S, Fifth and X streets, Sacramento.
BRAND, LAWTON. BARNETT & CO.,
REAL ESTATE, ISSORANOE, LOANS NEGOTIATED, Houses to Kent, Collectlona.
402 J Stroot SaorA2Uouto, Cc—L "■-■' A
JEWELER OF SACRAMENTO, Em
Agent for PATKK, PHILIPPE & CO. WATCHES. Beat in the world.
SIGN OF THE TOWN CLOCK, NO. 316 J ST., SACRAMENTO.
~^jY _3L2_iXJKr_3 e*s J7,l_<_>_3_l3_?_C_-, J~
V^^ WAiCUMAKF.KSand .IKWfJI.KRS, 4*iB J at., bet. Fonrth and Fifth. fFt\
_%m_9 DEALERS IN WATCHHS, JEWELRY and DIAMONDS. REPAIRING in rs! its W—■>
Branches, a spec aity, under MR. FLOBERG. Agents lor KOCKFORD WATCH COMPANY.
COHSOMERSJF COAL OIL.
YOUR LAMPS WILL NOT EXPLODE IF
"Extra Star" Kerosene
Because it is full 180° fire test, aud
Every can is stamped and labeled with the
name and trade mark ot tbe manufacturers'
agents, who fully guarantee its quality and fire
test to be as repieseuted.
. as-Aak your Grocer for "KXTRA STAR"
and accept no other.
Whittier, Filer & Co.,
SOLE IMPORTERS. s!7-tl3p
FURN ITER K.
The best bargains
can be obtained at
t/A.JACOX A CO.'.*-,
920 and 932 X St.
H. 8. CROCKER _ CO.,
208 and 210 J atreet.
THE LEADING STATIONERS,
MANUFACTURERS OF BLANK BOOK—.
NEW FALL MILLINERY
Velvet Caps. 75 Cents.
MINER, COYLE t FOX,
Ho. 3S» J Street, au6-tGp
Schaden & Tanpary,
—Wholesale and Retail Dealers in-
Choice Family Groceries,
Flour, Hay, Grain,
Cigars and Tobacco
S. E. Cor. Fourth and L Streets.
COUNTRY ORDERS SOLICITED.
*S- Goods delivered to any part of the Citr,
Steamer Landing or Railroad Depot FREE OF
NEW THIS WEEK.
PORE CREAM TAFFY
(ALL FLAVOR 3).
Do Not Fail to Try This or You
Will Regret It
FISHER'S, 510 J St.
(Retail Department), Je*jj__
TBE SWEETEST AND BEST!
T__e *C«_>±t«— __:«.—•_,
LINPI.KT A CO.. Sacramento. Cal.
rr. o. -lOTriXiTEii,
(Snccessor to Hotfllter & Graftililler)
Manufacturing Jeweler, 808 J Street,
DEALER IN DIAMONDS, WATCHES, JEW
elry, Clocks, Etc Medals and Jeweliy
made to order. Watches, Clocks, Jewelry ro
ai red and warranted. ap_-6m
FRIEND & TERRY
Main yard a_| —ice 1310 Second street.
Branch yard ...Corner Twelfth and J street!.
VO __ _TV» __. OOZV-D
OF BTOV_ WOOD, OS A TON OF COAL
lor an. Get -raAt winter's irapply now M
he a O D. Ta-a. irmaft tod I ——tt*