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SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-UNION.
VOLUME LXXX.--NO. 118.
To-day at 9 O'clock A. M.
—OPENING OF OUR GREAT—
Winter Clearing Sale.
Success in 1890 is the dynamic power that
forces the projectile of demonstration into
1891 with energy never before reached in our
store life. The evidence will confront you
A CLEARING SALE in the fullest meaning
of the words. Reductions as never before
made in the history of sales in this city.
No extended price-list is possible in this
WE CALL A FEW FROM THE THODSANDS OF BARGAINS:
Boj->> .Scarlet Knit Undershirts and Drawers, 2.5c eacb Mod's All
wool Scarlet Shaker Socks, cut from 20c to 12_c a pair M^n's
Heavy Derby-ribbed Orershirts, with collars, cut trom $1 25 to
<-3c Men's Unlanndried Shirt>, reinforced linen botonts and
bauds 42c Men's Wool Cardigan Jackets, finished, 7oc Men's
All-wool, Dark Drown Check, Four-bnttou Cutaway f uits, $« J>s
Men's All-wool, Dark fcfray, Hair-line Sack Suits, sizes 35 to
40, 95 05 Doys' Dlack Diagonal Heavy Cotton Cassimere Knee
Pants, 25c Doys' Dark Brown Fancy Kuee Pants Suits, Ssc
Boy*' Heavy, dark patterns, Long Pants Suits, 10 to 13 years,
¥- tt Men's Extra-heavy All-wool Cassimere Pants, dark
brown and fancy stripe patterns, down from $1 to $2 "5 A large
lot of Men's Soft and Stiff Hats; sale price, 50c each.
THODSANDS OF PAIRS OF SHOES—A CDT PRICE ON ALL.
Ladies' Best Curacoa Kid Button, medium toe and heel, worked holes,
sizes 3to 6_, onr $2 25 shoe, for %125 a pair Ladies' Genuine
Cork Sole Pebble Goat Button, low, broad heel, sizes 2_ to 4J,
$2 50 ladies'Fine French Kid Button, square toe, long vamp,
French last, sizes 2_ to 4, price cut to $2 50 a pair Ladies' B
Calf Lace Shoes, riveted, reduced to 98c a pair Misses', sizes 11
to 2, of same, reduced to 90c a pair.
PRICES AS NEVER BEFORE,
Jersey Caps, with aud without tassel, lc each Beaver Flats, in five
colors, SOc each Fine Felt Flats, 50c each Hammock Hats,
in soft felt, suitable for women, girls or boys, 45c Dird*, all
colors, reduced from 50c, 75c and $1, to 25c each Large Wings,
3c each Long Quills, lc each Aigrettes, in all colors, 15c
each Children's Plush Caps, 15c Infants' Plush Bonnets 50c,
Etc., Etc Ladies' Lambs'-wool Jersey Bibbed Vests, long sleeves,
50c Same quality, sleeveless, 40c Children's Scarlet Wool
Kait Vests, 25c Children's All-wool Hose, 10c Ladies' Heavy
All-wool Hose, 25ej former price, 40c a pair Ladies' Solid
Color Cotton Hose, 5 pairs for 10c Fine and Heavy Unbleached
Muslin, regular 9c, for 6c a yard.
No room to write more. In every department prices
rule like above. See show windows.
C. H. GILMAN,
RED HOUSE} BACE^T o X: oet, cal.
r'ESIL.TD'ESn., SON dfe CO.,
1008 and 1010 second Street, Sacramento,
Jobbers and Dealers in Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
BE'Delivered to any address, city or country, ln quantities to suit.
Telephone 87. P. O. Box 33.
FBUITS, BEED, PRODUCE, ETC
And ALFALFA SEED in lots to snit.
W. H. WOOD & CO.,
Nos. 117 to 125 J st., Sacramento.
S. GERSON & C6T^~
Frnlt, Pro^ce & Commission Merchants,
P. O. Box 170.
CURTIS BROS. & CO.,
General Commission Merchants and
Wholesale Bealers in
JPr~ts.±t ctaxca. JE'x-oeS-w.o*.
SOS, 310 and 312 K St., Sacramento.
Telephone 37. Pogtoace Box 336. tf
W. R. STRONG COMPANY,
Fruit and Produce
SACRAMENTO [lpl , CAL.
BuesNß j. eßzeoßY. fe.vns seksoby.
GREGORY BROS. CO.,
(Successors to GREGOET, BARNES A CO.)
Km. I*6 > -d 138 J Street Sacramento.
WHOLESALE DEALEBS IN PBODUCE ANI
Frnlt. Pull Stocks ol Potatoes, Vegetables
Green and Dried Fruits, Beans, Alfalfa, Butter,
Eggs Cheese, Poultry, etc., always oa han,l.
my- Orders filled at Lowest Bates. tt
JOE PGHEM, THE TAILOR,
tHas jast received an im
mense line of the latest
novelties for the Holiday
Trade* Fine Tailoring at
moderate prices. Perfect
fit and best of workman
ship guaranteed. Rnles
for self-measnrement and
samples of cloth sent
free to any address.
600 J street, corner Sixth,
Sacramento. Branch of San
THE BEST SELECTION
J BYMAN~ JR.,
006 T STREET.
Sherwood Hall Nurseries,
IEILO PARK, SAM MATEO CO., CAL.
Carnations. Boses. Chrysanthemums and
SWEET fEA SEED A SPECIALTY.
free. EXTRA! free
A PACKAGE OF DELICIOUS CREAM
CHOCOLATE given extra with our
Celebrated Teas, Coffees and Spices,
In addition to the milliona of other useful and
ornamental presents we are giving a»av. TRE
MENDOUS CUT IN PRICED OF CROCKERY,
GLASS, CHINA AND TINWARE.
READ AND REMEMBER OCR PRICES.
English China Tea Set f44 pieces) 52 K
Euglish China Dinner Set (114 pieces) 6 75
English China Chamber Set 1 £0
English China Breakfast Plates, per set 30
English China Cups and Saucers, per set 40
44-piece Tea Set 52 75
Complete Toilet Set 2 75
Handsome Hand-painted Tea Set 5 75
Dinner .Sets, complete 10 00
Cups and Saucer?, per set 55
Breakfast Plates 35
Majolica Cuspidores 25
Water Pitchers 15 and 20 cents
Water Sets 50 cents
Cake Stands 15 and 20 cents
Fruit Bowls 15 and 20 cents
A visit to onr store will pay you.
GREAT AMERCAH IMPORTING TEA CO.,
617 J street, Sacramento. lp
PLIZA OASE GROCERY
HOECKEI, • CO., Props.,
Choice Teas and Coffee.
LOOK AT OUR BARGAINS:
Choice Comb Honey, in 1-lb frames, lOc.
Fresh California Ranch Eggs, 35c per
Choice packed Tomatoes at 10 cents per
Extra Choice Early Rose Potatoes, Sl 20
per hundred pounds.
Give us atrial, we are sure to suit you.
Bulk Teas and Coffee a Specialty,
And the Lowest Prices always
W. D. COMSTOCK'S,
FIFTH AND K STREETS.
822 J STREET,
Between Eighth and Xinth—A: Capital Woolen
—ALWAYS OS HAND A—
First-Class Stock of Imported Suitings.
Perfect Fit Guaranteed in Every Case.
FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. HAND
EMBBOIDEBIES. School of Art Needle
work. MISS L. SCHUBERT.
J&-U No. lou Eigtuh stree
SACKAMENTO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JAJSTCJAKY 7, IS9I.
Advertisements ol Mteiinc notice*. Want*, Lea
Found, lor Sale, To Let and similar nonces vndt
IMs head ore inserted for 5 cents per line ihe tru
Usie oiid 3 cents per line each eubaequent time. AU
notices oi this character vC be found under this
Y. M. 1., Xo. 11.—Regular meeting this
• VI ednesday) EVENING.
-, , W. F. GORJILEY, President.
J. J. O'Cosrson, Secretary. a*
A French lady, jast arrived from Can.
ada. Most powerful spiritual healer in the
world and trumpet-medium, at 12\ J street
room 6. ja7-7t«
Mrs. l:r. French, the reuntroert fortnav
telier. This woman tells wonderful thicjjs,
also brings troubltd parties together again
Brown House, corner Fourth and K streets,
room 11. Just arrived from Chicago ja"--t»
Stated meeting of Cmon Lodge, A
No. 58, F. and A. if, will be held at Ma- J$S.
sonic Hall, THIS EVENING. JinusryXA^-J^
7th. at 7 o'clock. Visiting brethren cor V/
dially invited. B. W. FLYE, \V \I
John McArthch, Secretary. j t «
Eureka I.Mljf, No. 4.1. O. O
F„ meets TO NIGHT. A full attend- .rfffikv'-
ance desired. Installation ofoffi-^Ef^Sgp
cers. Visiting brothers invited to ■J**-Mk&'
attend. It* C. H. HOLMES, N. G.
O. C. F—lnitiation, Installation,'; y
Entertainment and Social by Sacra- V^*'
mento Council, THIS EVENING. Couu- *_T
cil will open at 7 o'clock. Installation -ffifc
and entertainment at t:l5.
GEO. D. IRVINE, Councilor.
CH. Deston. Secretary. it*
WANTED-A SITUATION BV A STEADY
man as servant, or will do any kind of
work. Address A this office. ia7-2t*
*1Q L STREET - NEWLY FURNISHED
I It/ sunny front room, suitable for one or
two gentlemen. tf
TO LEI CHEAP- A FURNISHED FRONT
room. Inquire at 7C2 Twelfth street. ja7-2t«
TO LET-A FURNISHED FLAT OF FIVE
rooms. Inquire at No. 11'2>> Ninth si. ja7 Ht*
TO RENT-A PARLOR SUITS:. 3 BLOCKS
from Jtate Capitol. Apply at 1017 I st. j.i7-4t*
TO LET-DURING LEGISLATURE. A i.AR'IE
furnished suite of rooms at 716 J st. ja7-7l«
FOR SALE-A NICE SUBURBAN HOME.
One acre of land; good six-room house;
outbuildings, windmill, fruit trees and grape
vines, furniture, tools and live stock, at a very
low price. Inquire oi Strobe!, 317 J st. ja7-St*
WA XlfcU>— jW>ST—FOCSIh
WANTED-BY A GIRL A PLACE TO DO
general housework Please call at 3U'A
J street, between Third and Fourth. jaC-4t» "
WANTED IMMEDIATELY - TWO LADY
ageuts to sell our new book of art, music
and literature. Outsells ail others of its kind
fifty to, one. For exclusive right of territorv
address J. MCLAUGHLIN, Room 101, Flood
Building, Sau Francisco. ja6 7t*
YC ANTED - GENTLEMAN WITH SOME
Tf cash to join advertiser. Big Monev. Ex
perienced canvasser Dreferred. Address'No. 25,
this office. ja6-3t*
WANTED— GOOD CANVASSERS - EXTRA
inducements offered. Can make $■> a day.
Apply 171s O street, Sacramento. _a6-3.*
WANTED-IN A PRIVATE FAM!LY-^ONE
or two boarders. Call at tag G st. ja6-7t*
SITUATION WANTED BY A YOUNG MAN-
O To trim grapes, or to do general farm work.
Inquire at Hfth-street Hotel, Filth street, be
twgga J and K. ja*>-2t*
ANTED, AGENTS I - GOOD ACTIV
gentlemen or ladies for something entirel>
new; light and profitable: takes with every
one. Apply 1023 Eigata st, from Ito 9 F m. ja4 tf
WANTED-PARTIES TO TAKE AN INTER
estinthe Sectional Giant Quartz Mill, of
meritorious qualities; patented. JAMES A.
SCOTT, Golden Eagle Hotel. Sacramento. d25-tf
WANTED— MEN FOR FARMS, VINEYARDS,
dairies and all kinds of labor. Women
and girls for cooking and general housework.
Plenty of work for desirable help. Apply at
EMPLOYMENT OFFICE. Fourth St., K and L.
FOB SALE—TO LEI—ETC.
TO RENT—THREE HANDSOMELY FUR
nished rooms at 711K street, up-stairs,ja6 3*
TO RENT-A NICELY-FURNISHED ROOM
convenient to Capitol. Inquire at this
TO RENT—FURNISHED ROOMS IN SUITE
or Eicgle, 714 L street. ja6-2t«
FOR RENT-A NICE DWELLING-HOUSE OF
S rooms: Eighteenth and F streets; cement
sidewalks and iron fence; rent, SIS. MILLS i;
HAWK. 3'Jl J, jafi Ct
TO LET-HOUSE ON THIRD STREET. BE
tween Q aud R containing 6 nice rooms;
has large yard with fruit trees and stable. In
quire at 301 J street, S. RQjENFELD. jao-7t
TO LET—FURNISHED ROOMS IN S^ITE
or housekeeping; with gas and bath; hlso
single ones: half olock from Uar/itol, 622 M. ja2t*
A HANDSOMELY FURNISHED ALCOVE
suite; 1015 L street, opposite Capitol. ja6-3t*
"V[ICELY-FURNISHED ROOMS AT lOli'J^
1.1 Fonrth street, between J and K. ja6-7t*
NOTICE.-HAVE YOU ANY INTENTION
of investing in 2, 4, 6 or 10 acres rich land
just ontside the city and only short distance
trom terminus of New Electric Railway .' If so.
it will pay you big to see me and find what I
have to offer, if. J. Dillman, 1120 O 6treet: at
305 J street, between 12 and 1. ja6-tf
mO LET-A NICELY FURNISHED SUIT~O]
J. front rooms, aud one large front room, witl
bath and gas: but two blocks from the Capitc
building. Dig Eighth street. j a3-st*
TO RENT-315 ACRES ON THE COSUMNI
river in Sacramento county; 95 ecres of
ready for a fine corn crop this year; part can b
sublet at 515 per acre; the balance is good for
wheat or barley: good house, barn and water.
Apply to FOSTER A SHIDELER, o2i J st ja3-tf
T)OOMS TO RENT — FURNITURE NEW,
JX L-om g6 up. _og< K stree'.
SACRAMENTO COUNTY POULTRY Y'ARDS;
leading varieties for sale; eggs for hatching:
for further particulars send for catalogue. GEO.
E. DUDEN, proprietor. Box 370, Sacramento.
TO LET-FURNISHED ROOMS IN SUITE OR
for housekeeping: no children; 1 block from
Capital. Apply at 900 L street. d3l-7t«
FOR SALE OR TO REXT-33 ACRES GOOD
garden land on Riverside road, one mile
below toll-gate. Apply to J. W. RICHMOND,
IblB P street, Sacramento. d3l-7t*
FOR SALE-CHOICE AND RELIABLE FRUIT
trees. Call on O. O. GOODRICH, Riverside
Nursery, three miles south of city. P. O. ad
dress, Sacramento. d3l-tf
FURNISHED ROOMS AT THE RU3S HOUSE
also front parlor suites; pleasant location:
only two blocks from Capitol. 1009 and 1011 J
CHOICE LOT OF CANARY BIRDS FOR
sale, 1112 F street. d2i-lm*
a it-l COR. L AND FOURTH—ROOMS BY
•iUI the day, week ornonth. LANGHAM.
TO LET—SMALL TENEMENTS AND ALSC
JL unfurnished rooms, cheap; suitable foi
housekeeping. Apply to D. Gardner, at wood
yard. Fourth and I streets. my!7-tf
FURNISHED ROOMS AT CENTRAL HOC3'
from 85 per month upwards: also fami.'
rooms at low prices. HORNLEIN BROS., Pr
T7KSR SALE—ONE OF THE FINEST AN
£ largest saloons in the city; extra family ei
trance, best location; stock and lease. Inqnii
at this office. 05-tl
DRESSMAKING — MRS. MAY STEVENS,
formerly with Mrs. Schirmer, hos
opened first-class dressmaking parlors at 916
Seventh street, back of Cooper's music stores
Ladies,' children's and infants' white under
wear a specialty: plain sewing solicited, 0'22-t
That depends upon the Liver,
for if the Liver is inactive the
whole system is out of order—the
breath is bad, digestion poor,
head dull or aching, energy and
hopefulness gone, the spirits are
depressed, a heavy weight ex
ists after eating, with general
despondency and the blues. The
Liver is the housekeeper of the
health: and a harmless, simple
remedy that acts like Nature,
does not constipate afterwards
or require constant taking, does
not interfere with business or
pleasure during its use, makes
Simmons Liver Regulator a
'• Have tested its virtues personally and know
that for Dyspepsia. Biliousness and Throbbing
Headache, it is the best medicine the worl*
ever saw. Have tried many other remedies
before Simmons Liver Regulator, and none
gave more than temporary relief, but the Regu
lator not only relieved but cured me. H. H.
Joses, Macon, Ga."
«- See that you get the GENUINE, prepared
by J. H. ZEILIN A CO , Philadelphia, Pa.
_.•<£_• »QE Sealed rr«-uti.s<.-. eirlalnin* abso
#|^M_*J_,_%ltit<?anJ perfect lIBE nithoul
"lomarh drugging, for Lost Man
WinUriV i:'—i. Nervous Debility, Lack oi
Viporanti lk-vel<»pnient. Premature l>ecllne. Funo
tis'tiai Disorders. Kldnev and Bladder biseaies, eta
IMrm IE! IiXZW CO., 13 Firk P!tt», K*» Tort, 1 I
MATTERS FOS THE CONSIDERATION OF
Recommendations Made by the Retiring
We present herewith a brief synopsis of the
Second Biennial Message of Governor Water
man to the Leeislature. which was presented
Governor Waterman congratulate* the State
on the prosperity of California, the large sums
to the credit of the people in the savings banks,
end the fact that under his administration tbe
State has been placed on a cash-paying basis,
also that the Stale obligations have been
promptly met and that the State warrants hare
not been floated upon brokers.
The funded indebtedness he finds to beS2.t;i2,-
COO, the total interest-bearing iunded debt,
*2,63T,0J0, of which Hoß.foo has been called in,
leaving outstanding !2,t9_SOQ, He advises the
payment or rounding of the bonds of 1ST::,
which mature July 1. US L
The county indebtedness is increasing too
rapidly, and he advises that the brakes be put
on at once by constitutional amendment. He
explains in detail what action has been taken
concerning bonds held iv trust for the State
school fuud, the bonds purchased, with the
interest they bear: the bonds held in trust for
the University, etc. He advises a constitutional
amendment restricting the po<ver to create a
State debt. He retrets that the -^tate Board of
Equalization has been crippled in its important
work by lack of means.
EXPENSES OF QOVXBXKBNT, ETC.
The Governor discusses the cost of maintain
ing State Government, aud defends the expen
ditures made in founding State institutions.
Upon the subject of municipal prosperity, he
dwells upon the government of San Francisco.
He finds "that never before in the history of the
city, and particularly duriug the last two years,
had there been more real and substantial pro
gress made. La'jor of all kinds was better paid
and more fully employed. Substantiality had
taken the place of weakness, aud there was an
absolute resurrection of vital forces in even- di
rection of the metropolis. Lethargy had given
place to strength and vitality, and therefore had
given the people a brighter hope for the future,
which was being fully realized. While great
improvements had been inaueurated and car
ried out in other cities of the "State, San Fran
cisco had excetded the most sanguine expecta
tions. During my Inanities I lound that in 1889
improvements involving 19,000,006 had been
entered into and brought to a successful conclu-
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sion; and in 1890, in the same direction, 815,000,
--000 had been expended, making a toi-i. valua
tion of 524,000,' 00. In 1887, the building im
?rovements amounted to $6,605,054; in ISBS, 50,
---I4,2i<i; In 1889,19,895,001; and during the pres
ent year, 515,000,000, making a grand total of
837,444,275. Never before in the history of the
city were better prices obtained for real estate
in San Francisco than in tnevears ISSB.ISB9 and
IS9O. The sales in 1888 were 522.91i'\302: in 18S9,
829,373,833; and in 1890 not less than 524.080,000.
"Kever before in the histery of San Francisco
has there been more money seeking invest
ment in real property than in the last two
years, and to-day there is very little first-class
property for sale in the market. Agents can
only supply tbe demand for good investments
by constantly soliciting owners, and it is
considered a fortunate thing to secure property
at market rates. In view of the fact that the
pessimist is always engaged in the profitable
employment ot depreciating everything and
everybody, and might lead the unwary and
thoughtless to believe the stories they relate of
ths decadence of municipalities, the fall In
valves, the loss of business, the depreciation in
real estate, making San Francisco their point
dapi»ii, I consider it but just and right, and en
tirely within my province as Chief Executive of
the State, and in its interest to place upon
record, and in this official document, an abso
lute denial of all that has been said in autag
onism, and to reiterate, as strong as language
can convey its meaning, tbat to-day no istate in
tha Union is more thoroughly progressive and
prosperous in every Department than the State
The Governor doubts if the State Government
can be supported on a 50-cent limit of State tax
ation, but advises that it be tested and that
legislation be limited to fit it. He advises ex
amination of proposed changes in the collection
of taxeE. He advises that during the temporary
stringency due to tax collection, the State
money should be Ist to banks for an interest
He warns the Legislature against waste of
public funds in the expenses of the two houses.
He would have the attaches few. some ol the
committees consolidated and tbe clerkship per
cliems reluced. He points out the recklessness
with which tbe last Legislature employed
attaches and squandered money on local "ex
He reviews the condition of the State Treas
ury at length, and advises that tie number of
funds be reduced, accounts for which are now
kept by the Treasury. He advises that the
members of the State Board of Health be paid a
per diem when on actual datv, as it is not befit
ting for the State to ask tte members to work for
RETRENCHMENT AND OUTLAY.
While commending retrenchment, he would
not have it practiced at the expense-of state
needs, nor to the poor construction of State in
stitutions. He urges that the tax levy bill
shonld be framed to meet every cent appropri
ated, that the State may buy as cheaply and
well as the private individual. The asylums
should be brought under more direct control of
the State Board of Examiners.
He urges that California be represented at
the World's Fair at Chicago, and that she have
a separate space lor a cumulative exhibit. He
advises the appropriation of 81.000,000 for the
purpose, divided equally between the tax levy
of 1891 and the tax levy of 1892.
"I urge this with all the more confidence,
after studying the experience of Kansas, which
State, although possessed of infinitely fewer
resources, deliberately appropriated and ex
, pended, during a period of five years, one mill-
ion of dollars annually for immigration pur
poses. Erery dollar oi the amount so spent
came back two fold, owing to the rapid settle
ment of the lands and the growth of tiwns: the
taxable valuation ol the State was increased to
such an extent that taxes were lowered, al
though expendi ues were greatly increased.
"The same process has been noticeable,
although nu a smaller scale, in tr.is State. Ow
ing to the influx of well-to-do immigrants into
the southern section of California, a large
amount has been added to the assessed valua
tion, permitting larger necessary expenditures
witneut greatly increasing the general burden.
If tbe number of desirable immigrants could be
increastd tenfold—and our -tate could easily
accommodate a greater number—the result
would be su'h an addition to tbe taxable values
of California that taxation would inevitably be
much lighter than at present. It is lor you to
de'erruine how lame a sum will be required to
acconjp ish the desirab'e result of exhibiting to
the world how well adapted California is Vj the
niakiuj of prosperous and happy homes. 1
have indicate^ a million of dollars because a
thorough exhibit will entail a large expendi
ture for the transportation of our products to
and from Ch (.ago, for the erection of necessary
buijdings and for the salaries of officers and at
"At least two large buildings should te pro
viced; one to house the exhib ts which misht
be designated as the California Exposition
Building, and the ot^er to serve as the head
(parttrs of the California Commission, where
all the papers ol the State would be kept on file,
and where a register ol all California visitors
wonld be a conspicuous feature.
"Both of these buildings would reqiire
numerous attendants to satisfactorily explain
to those desirous of securing information all
about our resources, and to distribute printed
matter describing the capabilities ol the State.
••In considering the question of transporta
tion, it wiil be necessary to bear iv mind tnat
the cost of moving the chief exhibit to and
from Chicago is not alone involved, but that, in
order to >.a!isfae;orily display our capabilities in
the fruit-producing line, large quantities will
have to be forwarded during the entire period
that the fair is in progress. A large staff oi
men will be necessary to care for these and ex
hibit them properly by day. and watchmen will
have to be employed at night."
He dwells upon needed reform of the election
laws, and advises nonpartisan election com
missions in cities of ICO ouo inhabitants. :He ad
vises abolition of the provision requiring an
election officer to be upon the assessment roll.
He urges such refirm as will give us a better
class ol election officers.
A OOVEBNOU'S MANSION.
The Governor strongly urges the State to pro
vide a Governor's mansion, aud says:
"The building inteuded for ihe purpose ought
to be located in the center of a block of land,
well and couvenientl; situated, and on ground
as elevatf d as fe typography of the Capital
City will permit. There should be plenty of
space for gardens, shrubbery aud lawn, and the
entire combination should be of a character
possessing a liberality in accordance with the
I position of the one destined to occupy it, and
" THE SEW YOSEMITE RESERVATION.
the greatness oJ the State represented by him,
tor it is not expetly right to compel the Gov
ernor of the state to go out on a house-hunting
expedition the moment after his election or in
auguration, compelling some reluctant, and at
the same time speculative citizen to abandon
his residenc; to Gubernatorial occupancy,
mulcting the Executive in a sum, for the rental
tbere'or, almost equal to his entire income pro
duced by bis official salary. It is not right. It
is not dignified. It is not decent for a State so
righly endowed as is California.
"The State of South Carolina furnishes her
Governor with a mansion and grouuds, occupy
ing one entire square. The State supplies fur
niture, silverware, etc.. ice and fuel, and sppro
priates from SSOO to 81,000, as necessities may
arise, to keep the mansion and grounds in order.
The State of Florida has provided most liberally
for the same purpose. The State of North Caro
lina has a fine mansion, costing ?75,f100. It is
kept in repair and furnished elegantly by the
State. It occupies a commanding position, situ
ated in the center of an entire square. The
State pays the running expenses ot the same.
The State of Nebraska does not provide a man
sion, but pays house rent for the residence of
"Maryland provides a large and handsome
mansion for the Chief Executive, containing
twenty-six rooms, elegantly furnished by the
State. It also provides a janitor for the "man
sion at IBM per annum, and pays for heating
and lighting the mansion. Virginia gives the
Governor a large and handsomely furnished
residence, situated on a square, supplied with
gas, electric liehts and fuel. Michigan has a
875.000 Governor's mans'on, fitted up at the ex
pense of the State. Missouri maintains an Ex
ecutive residence. It cost 575,000. and is con
sidered one of the finest residences in the coun
try. Ihe State furnishes servants, fuel and
lights. The Legislature appropriates bienni
ally StIO.OOO for the maintenance of the mansion.
In IS-9. 512,000 was expended in refurnishing
and repairing the Gubernatorial residence.
"A Governor's Mansion has been erected in
New Jersey, at a great cost, aud elegantly fur
nisbed throughout. Wisconsin has an Execu
tive Mansion, which was purchased in 1885 for
520,000. Illinois provides a home for the Gov
ernor. It is magnificently furnished with
everything necessary for housekeeping by the
State; the monogram of the State being on table
and bed linen, silverware and cutlery; 53,000
per annum is appropriated for heating and
lighting the regal borne of the Executive. Geor
gia provides a home for the Governor, properly
and handsomely furnished, and pays the wages
of servants employed to take care of it. Fuel
and lights are also provided at the expense of
"Pennsylvania furnishes a mansion for the
Governor. It is completely furnished with
everything necessary to keep house. The State
also supplies fuel, light, one messenger, and a
watchman. MlssissipDl supplies her Governor
with a mansion, furnished at the co«t of tbe
State. Louisiana is provided with an Executive
Mansion, well furnished, at the expense ot the
State. The Governor is allowed a messenger
and a porter, paid by the Sate. New York pro
vides her Governor with a residence, in addi
tion to his salary of $10,000 per annum; with an
appropriation each year of 52,000, for repairs
and incidental expenses.
NATIONAL GUARD—STATE INSTnTTIONS.
The Governor warmly commends the Na
tional Guard, and advises its liberal support.
He reviews the newly established State Institu
tions, and dwells especially upon the nigh pro
mise of usefulness ol the two juvenile reform
institutions. He reviews the work of re-estab
lishing the Some for the Careot Feeble-Minded
Children, and advises that the old grounds and
buildings be sold.
Under this heading the Governor says:
"The Yosemite valley and the Mariposa
Giove of Big Trees, which were ceded to the
Stale of California by the Government of the
United Sta es for park purposes, is an impor
tant State interest. The Yosemite valley is ad
mitted to be the grandest natural wonder of
the world. Its exisience within the borders of
California has attracted tourist travel to our
State, and has assisted greatly in advertising to
the world the naio grandeur of our coast.
The valley and its interests have occupied a
greater share of public attention within tiie
past two years than in any former period, owing
to the effort in certain quarters to secure a revo
cation of tha grant to the State, and a restora
tion of the grant to the Federal Government. In
the accomplishment of this object.it is a mat
ter of sincere regret that misrepresentation liss
biL:: resorted 10. It has been charged that
the State has violated its trust, has faikd
to preserve the valley as required in the Act ot
Cession, and has in msnv respect < violated the
conditions of th>» Act of Cession. I perform a
simple act of official duty in declaring that
these charges are unfounded aud untrue. As
to the policy which should control a trust of
this character, there is room tor a great diverg
ence of honest opinion, but it may safely be
assumed that no policy could be adopted by any
set of men which would meet with universal
approbation. The valley comes under the ob
servation of visitors from all parts of the
w-.rld. There is, petheps, as great a diversi:y
of opinion as to wh.;t constitutes •preservation'
as there are persons to express opinions. These,
however, may be classified under two general
conceptions of policy.
"One view is that the valley should be im
proved; that its stupendous cliffs should be
made accessible from the floor of the valley
below by easy, safe and convenient means; that
th_' natural wildness of the scenery should be
subdued to a park-like appearance: that art
should comoine with nature in emphasizing the
striking bi amy of tbe place; thi.t the cons ant
encroachment oJ the undergrowth in the valley
should be resisted; that vistas should beopened;
that the aucient fores s should be given a p?.rk-
like appearance; that, in short, the skill ot the
landscape gardener should be involved to sub
due its natural wilduess to that order and
symetry pleasing to cultivated taste. Opposed
to this is the view that nature needs no direc
tion, and the precincts of the valley no adorn
meflt: tbat the true policy of-preservation is to
permit the fill, free course of the natural
growths upon the floor of the valley. The sup
porters ol this latter view are much incensed a',
the removal of any part of the rank under
growth. They are opposed to any artificial
feature whatever. Their contention is that
natural wildness will giveemphasis tograudeur
"One of the leading magazines of the country
is essaying the self imposed mission ol accom
plishing what It is pleased to term the rescue
of this great natural wonder from the vandal
ism which has control of it. If a policy worthy
to be characterized as vandalism has in the
pas: controlled the affairs of the valley, the
people.of California should welcome and en
courage any assistance to rescue the place from
destruction. lam not unconscious of the value
of intelligent criticism upon the conduct ol
public affairs, nor am I ungrateful for the as
sistance such criticism has been to me in the
conduct of the sflairsof this rommonwca'.th.
The criticisms of the very able megazine above
alluded to are, however, open to the objection
that they seek to establish the policy of land
scape gardening as the method of preservation
to he adopted, by showing that the policy of
leaving nature to its own devices has been vio
"Every charge against the administration of
the valley, which has come under my observa
tion, comprises allegations of acts in line with
the policy of giving direction to and putting
limitations upon the natural growths of the
valley. Careful consideration ol these mattters
leads to the conclusion that the charge of
vandalism is wholly unfounded, and that the
general management of the valley has been in
a general sense consistent with its preservation
and improvement, and that in no respect has
the Act of Cession been violated. The aßairs of
the valley have acquired additional importance
in an Act of Congress, reserving for national
park purposes all the lands to the very head
waters of the streams which supply the falls of
"The new reservation surrounding Yosemite
comprises an area commencing at township 3
norm, range 19 east, running thence due east
thirty-six miles, thence south twelve miles,
thence east six miles, thence south twelve miles,
thence east six miles, thence south twelve
miles, thence west forty-eight miles; thence
north thirty-six miles to the place of beginning,
embracing an area of forty-tour townships of
lind, or one thousand five hundred and eighty
four square miles. It embraces portions of
Tuolumne and Mariposa counties. This reser
vation has the original cession, made by the
United States to the State of California, at about
its mathematical center. Its eastern limits pass
beyond the central axis of the Sierra Nevada
Mountains. Its western boundary lies along
the boundary line of townships U east from
towmhip 4 south across the base line to town
ship 2 north. In addition tothe great 'Vosemite,
it Incloses in perpetual reservation for park
purposes the grandest and most remarkable
mountain scenery perhapson the earth. It pre
serves in natural grandeur and sublimity vast
forests of pine, Including every variety of con
ifera- known to the Sierra Nevada.. In my
opinion, the reservation is an act of great wis
dom, for which the people of California should
be grateful to the Federal Government. The
reservation is not, however, a cession to the
oeople of the State of California. The park, by
the Act. is placed under the exclusive control of
the Secretary of the Interior, who has promul
gated rules and regulations for the government
of the park. These rules, so far as lam ad
vised, do not in any respect interfere with the
cout.-ol of Yosemite valley through Commission
ers appoint d by the State
"In addition to this, another reservation,
known as the Sequoia Park Keservation, is lo
cated in Tulare county. It embraces seven
townships, commencing at the northwest corner
of township 15 south, range 20 east, running
thencf east two townships to the northeast cor
ner of township IS south, range 80 east; thence
south three townships to the northeast corner of
township 18 south, range 30 east: thence east to
the northeast corner of township 18 south, range
31 east; thence south to the southeast comer of
the same township; thence west two townships
to the southwest corner of township 18 south,
range 30 east; thence north to the northeast cor
ner of township 17 south, range '29 east; thence
west to the northeast corner oftownshipT sou h,
range 28 sast; thence north two townships to the
place of beginning, embracing 252 square miles.
This park is also placed under the management
of the Secretary of the Interior."
STATE PRINTING OFFICE.
The message commends in the most flattering
teins the management and work of the State-
Printing Office. The Governor recommends
that "the amount of printing required by the
State departments has grown rapidly year by
rear, and is constantly increasing. The laws I
regulating the State printing should be careful! v
revised by your honorable bodies, and so
amended that necessary restrictiojs and limit
pan be enforced upon the several departments
iv regard to taeir demands upon th* State
Printing Office, and a plain d?fiuition given as
:o what is or is not legitimate Sate printing."
On th-s subject the Governor fays:
'•The frequency ot train wrecking during the
last four ir live years must have eerraiolv im
pressed your honorable bodies, as it has awak
ened a realization in my mind that the punish
ment forthec mmissiouof so Urinous an offecse
is entirely inadequit". It would be useless for
me to elaborate upon the disastrous remits
flowing fr.:m such dasraidly acts, as they are
too palpable and appalling to contemplate: cer
tain it is, however, human life must be pro
tected and property made secure from attacks
ot the kir.d to which I am now alluding, and I
see no other curse in order to reach such a
consummation than tbe adoption of 'he severe*'
measures, and. iv my judgment, truiu wrecking
wn.-re hurnau life is involved sh uld be made a
capital offense, punishable with death, and
where human life was not involved, the pun
ishment should be imprisonment for Ire with
no change in the sentence in either event ex
cept by a unanimous vote of the Supreme Court,
so there migh not be a repetition of the crini
in the future b7 those detected at the present.
"I respectfully request your honorable bodie
to give these suggestions your most serious au
intelligent consideration, and evolve scm
method whereby the transportation of life an
property may be made sate and secure, so fa
as legislative action can do."
His Excellency calls attention to the nefar
ous business, carried on in the State under sur
methoas and practices as those organization
known as '-Endowment Associations,-' and re
otnmends legislation that will put an end
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS.
The Governor hods that there is a great fla
in the system of bu.-iuess at present used in th
state. He says: "Ihe Board of Examiners
wnof c duty it is to pass upon tbe justness an
legality of . v.;ry debt contracted by every Com
mission, Board, or officer of the State is com
posed of the Governor, the Secretin-'of Stat
aud Attorney-G jneral.
"The duties required of these officers in the
own offices are tedious and arduous enoug
without endeavoring to perform these adc
tional duties, to which they can only give
few moments where hours ehou d "be co
After reviewing the mu'titudinous duties
these officers, he says:
"I strongly recommend and earnestly reque
that your honorable bodies provide for the ere
ation of a Board L>f Examiners, which shall ta
the place of the present ex r.thAio Board, who
duties will he the same, witn some few adi
tions caused by the growth and demands of t
State's business, and whose powers will not
so circumscribed. This new Board should n
alone take ihe place of the Board of Exami
ers, but should also perform the duties of t
State Capitol Commissioners, anri act as a Sta
Board of Charities. They should have t
power and authority to (at least once eve
fiscal year, and as often as they deem nece'saryj
expert the hooks of the different institutions ot
the State. They should have the power toeoin
pel any institution to change its form of book
keeping, to conform to a geueral system that
should be introduced throughout the different
departments of the State Government. They
should have the power to inaugurate and com
pel the introduction of a perfect and thorough
system of business in all departments. They
should exercise a supervision over all public
buildings in the course of construction, and ap
prove all contracts made by auv department or
institution of the State, and they should super
vise the management and control of all orphan
asylums and homes for aged indigents."
SALARIES OF STATE OFFICERS.
The Governor says that after careful consider
ation he has come to the conclusion that there
is not a State officer that is paid a salary com
mensurate with the labor and duties he is
called upon to perform, especially Justices of
the Supreme Court aud Superior Judges.
the cope .
Several pages of the message are devoted to
showing the necessity for a revision of the
Codes, with the recommendetion that a Depart
ment of Government be erected to biennially
report to the Legislature such changes and alter
ations as are needed.
THE STATE UNIVERSITY
Is referred to as "the noblest institution in our
State," and considerable space is devoted to it.
It is recommenced that an additional e'erk
to be known as "Stenographic Clerk," be ap
pointed for the Governor's office.
His Excellency 6trongly recommends the
prompt abolition of every useless Commission
drawing support from the State, and says •
"From my knowledge of the matter, I am
clearly of the opinion that the operations of the
State Board ot Trade, representing every county
in the State (as that institution does),"working
ably and well to Rdvance the interests of Cali
fornia, with its adjunct and offspring, 'Cali
fornia on Wheels,' and both the outcome of pri
vate enterprise, have done more, much more to
the advantage of California, than all the ex
travagant, wasteful and useless Commissions
sanctioned by legislative enactment."
THE STATB LIBRARY.
An entire change in the conduct and manage
ment of the State Library is recommended One
proposition advanced is tbat the appointment
of Trustees should be vested in the Governor
snd the number reduced from five to three
The money that goes to make up the revenue
that supports the State Library should be paid
into the general fund, and all billstakethe regu
lar coune. The Governor's second proposition
is that the whole management of the otate Li
brary should be placed in the hands of the Gov
ernor, who shall have the appointment of the
State Librarian. In this case the Board ol Li
brary Trustees should be abolished.
The work of the Board of State Earbor Com
missioners is warmly commended. The pur
pose of the Board to erect a magnificent pas
senger depot at the foot of Market street is
warmly approved, and it is recommended tha
space should be set apart in it for the u=e of
t!>e state Board of Trade, the horticultural dis
play aud the M-ning Bureau.
Attention is also given to the belt railroad
and the man*tement of the San Francisco
water front. The improvements contemplated
wi.l necessitate the issuance of State bonds to
the amount of Sl ,000,000
Some amendments to the Constitution are rec
ommended, to relieve the Supreme Court of ac
cumulated cases, in regard to municipal rov
ernments, and in regard to
On which the Governor says: "The subject of
railroad taxation is one that should be defi
nitely settled. The claim is made by the nil
mad companies (and very justly so) ihat they
are subject to unjust discrimination under the
Stste Constitution, because they are not allowed
to deduct the amount of their indebtedness as
are other debtors; and, in mv judgment their i
rights under the Constitution are the same'as in
dividuals. This que'ton will remain a debat
able one for many years to come, unless set
tied by some amendment to the Constitution."
INSANE ASYLUMS AND PRISONS.
These institutions ara all fully considered
and at great length. The condition of each is
pointed out, and various recommendations I
made in regard to them.
The purchase cf" Sutter's Fort is announced
and the communication to the Governor by the
committee oi the Native Sons (heretofore nub- i
lished) is submitted.
Attention Is called to irregulations in weights
and measures, and considerable attention is
givf n to the question of irrigation.
Gratitude is expressed to the other State offi
cers and attaches, and the Governor concludes
"In conclusion, I sincerely and cordially
welcome my successor to the exalted position to
which the people have callea him, assuring
him of my earnest interest in the success of his
administration, which I feel confident will be
conducted solely for the public good, pledging
him as a citizen, and one of his own political
faith, my heartiest co operation."
Cure of Wrenched Spine.
How many men -jmy.i to heavy labor go
through life with a kind of hitch in the
backbone caused by wrenching at some
period in their younger diys. Let all such
take heed from the following letter.
C. R. Bentley, Lyndonville, Orleans
connty, X. V., write-:
"Some jrean ago, while loading sheep
on the railroad, I badly wrenched my
back. I was corjfined to my bed for four
weeks, being partially paralyzed. A3 I
could get no relief, I put on my spine
three Allccck's Pl istees from the email
of my bfcck up between my sh-julde-s.
From that day I bsgan to ge f. better, suf
fering I<'S3 pain all the time. I put fresh
plasters on every ten days, and in a
month I was we.l and atte ding to my
C. E. Wileoxson wab yesterday appointed
by Governor Waterman a Notary Public,
to reside at Satter City, Sutter county.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.— U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 188$.
WHOLE NO. 12,359.
THE CONVENTION TO MEET IN THIS
CITY ON MONDAY.
Important Legislation Nf eded—The Gov
ernment Engineers to be Here
About Next Thursday.
The members of the Executive Cous
in'tee of the California liiver Improve
ment Convention hove had a sub-com
mittee at work for several weeks preparing
a bill for cor.siueraiion by the present
Legislature. There have been several
meetings of the Executive Committee to
receive and consider the reports of this
sub-committee, and they have finally
caused to be framed a bill which it is be
lieved will be approved by all interested in
river improvement and valley drainage.
In view of the great importance of the
interests involved, of the present oppor
tune time for favorable action by the Legis
lature, and to enthuse the tnenibsra of the
Convention with the spirit ectuating the
Committee, they have decided to call the
Convention to meet in Sacramento on
Monday next, the 12t'u, at 2 o'clock r. m.,
when the Executive Committee will report
the bill and au outline of ita work during
the pas: year, and ask for the approval
and instructions of tbe Convention.
It is expected that the new Board of
Army Engineers recently appointed by the
Secretary of War to examine and report
upon the condition of the Sacramento aud
Feather rivers will meet in Sacramento on
the loth and proceed from tbis point to
make the proposed investigations. The
Biard consists of Coljnel U H. Mendel!
(President i, .Major Alexander McKenzie and
Captain Dan <.'. Kingman, all engineers
familiar with Western rivers.
It is deemed of great importance that
every facility be afforded these Commis
sioners, so that in the limited tune at their
disposal they may be fully impressed with
the great need of Governmental expendi
tures for the restoration and improvement
of the navigability of these rivers.
It is expected that at the meeting of the
Convention some action will be taken look
inz to the proper reception of these en
gineers, and abo to secure the appointment
of a strong legislative committee to urge
such legislative a"lion as will prepare the
way for valley drainase and such work as
will naturaily devolve upon the local
authorities, but which, to be fully success
ful, must be in harmony with "the work
done by the general Govern men.
Dr. G. M. Dixon, of the Executive Com
mittee, states that, while its attendance at
the meeting on Monday of every member
of the River Convention is earnestly de
sired, the doors will be opened to all citi
zens who are interested in the important
measures to be considered, and all such are
cordially invited to attend and participate
in its discussions.
The river marked 1C feet 10 inches yes
Supreme Court Clerk Spencer made his
final settlement yesterday ot $1,152 50.
M. A. Murphy has been appointed by the
Governor Trustee of the Southern Hospital
for the Insane at San Bernardino.
C. A. Jenkins, proprietor of the State
House Hotel, is having the interior of tha'
popular caravansary renovated and im
There was bat one caae on the Police
Court calendar yesterday. James Patter
son, a healthy beggar, was sent to the
County Jail for thirty days.
The Board of Trustees of the Masonic
Cemetery has organized for the ensuin
year, by electing George F. Bronner Presi
dent, and Edwin Glover Secretary.
Orlando E. Jones, an old Sacramentan,
and at pre&ent publisher of the Bodie
Miner, is here on a visit. He was badly
bruised last night by slipping and falling
down a pair of ata'rs.
Letters of administration on the estate
of W. S. McLaaghlin, deceased, have been
petititioned forT The estate consists of
$530 in the Sacramento Bank. The peti
tion will be heard January 16th.
A man named William Dufore was ar
rested by officer Frazee last evening an*
charged with grand larceny. The com
plaining witness, a woman, afterward
called at the police station aud wanted the
By consent of the parties interested, the
second contempt case, in which the pro
prietors ot the Bee are the plaintiffs and
G. W. McKay Bnd others defendants, has
been indefinitely postponed in the Superior
Court. The case had been set for hearing
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
S. K. Thornton is here from San Francisco.
Ex-Senator MofTatt, of Oakland, is in the city.
Among the visitors iv the city is Mrs Addie L.
J. D. Spencer, ex-Clerk of the Supreme Court,
was in tne city yesterday.
Colonel Murray, of Stockton, the new Assist"
ant Adjutant General, is In town.
Captain Oliver Eldridge and John McKee, Di
rectors of the Capital Gas Company, came up
from San Francisco last night.
King Kalakaua will dine with Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Gillig at their residence in this city on
Friday next. There w.ll be several other
Conroy and Fox. the two well-known comed
ians, whose acts added so materially to the Bos
ton Howard Athena-urn Company's perform
ances, called at the Becori> Union office lost
evening to pay their respects to the reiiorter
whom they met at Shady Run last winter, while
on the snow-bound train. Koth are jovial tel
lows. and by their fnc-making while on the
train they did more to cheer the passengers, and
cause them to forget the situation, than the con
soling words ot everybody else in the snow
A very pleasant surprise party was given on
Saturday !a«t to Mrs. v\'m. Noethig at her resi
dence, comer Twentieth and i_ streets. Games
and dancing were enjoyed tiutll a late hour,
when a bouatiful repast was spread aud par
taken of. The following friends attended : Mr.
and Mrs. F. tV. Schnaus*. Mr. and Mrs. Al
Wu.lT. Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Koegel, Miss B. Ben
nirjg, Mrs. Gus Bennlug, Mrs. S. Thielen, Mrs.
L. Schmaelzle; Miss Lena Thielen, Miss Frieda
Noethig, Mr. Herman Noethig, Mr. Wm. Noe
thig, Jr., Master Clarence Koegel and Ado'ph
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wright,
805 M street, yesterday, J. M. Henderson uni
lUta Edna Wright were united in marriage tho
Rev. John F. yon Herriich.of St. Paul's Episco
pal Church, officiating. There were present
thirty-five persons, members of the families of
the contracting parties, and intimate friends.
The ceremony was performed under a floral
lover's knot, with a horseshoe in the center,
made of white Cornelias and marigolds. The
beautiful bride was aTrayed in white silk and
presented a most charming picture. The pres
ents were numerous and costly, that from the
groom to the bride being a necklace with five
pendant forget-me-nots, each having a diamond
mjthe center. The happy couplefdenartcd for San
Fiancisco on the afternoon train.
•- • . ■
United Workmen's Installation.
The following-named officers of Union
Lodge. No. 21, A. 0. IT. W., have been in
stalled by District Deputy James E Har
low: P. M.W.. Walter V*o Guelder; M W.
W. T. Gore; Foreman, S. R. Trefrey Over
seer, John Vope!; Recorder, C. W.'Baker-
Financier, H. J. Norton; Receiver, James
G. Davis; Gnide. Val Miller; I W L E
Lohman; 0_ W.. Denis Hickev; Trustee,
Joseph Jadd; Medic.l Examiner, W. A
Brings, M. D.