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IT WILL BE THE MOST BRILLIANT
EVER GIVEN HERE
The Capitol Bnllding Now ln the Bands
»f the Decorators—lnstructions
for the Guests.
The legislative and local committees
charged with the duty of preparing for
the inaugural ball to-night, yesterday af
ternoon took charge oi such portions of
the interior of the building as will be used
for that purpose, and went promptly to
work. The Senate and Assembly cham
bers are being cleared of their furniture;
also such committee-rooms as will be nec
Carpenters were busily engaged yester
day afternoon in setting up the supper
tables in the corridors, and at an early
hour to-day tbe decorators will begin tbe
work assigned them.
The Executive branch of the Citizens'
Committee has prepared the following in
structions for the guidance of those who
will attend the ball. By following them
closely much contusion and annoyance to
guests will be avoided.
Not being able to seat over 400 persons at
the supper table atone time, it will require
the tables to be reset three times, but the
committee ha 3 made such preparations
that those at the la-t table will be as well
and carefully served as th.se at the first.
It is expected that the Governor and the
invited guests will occupy the sea's at the
first table, which will be served at 11
Supper tickets must be presented by all
on entering the supper hall. This applies
to guests as weli as to those who purchase
The gentlemen's hat-room will be in the
The ladies will have two waiting rooms,
one in ;he Surveyor General's offk-e and
tbe other in the Adjutant General s office.
The seats in the Senate and Assembly
chambers ami their lobbies will be reserved
for tbe dancers.
Seats will be provided for spectators in
Ladies are requested to remove their hats
and heavy wraps before entering the Senate
and Assembly chambers aud lobbies.
Carriages wili arrive through the L street
entrance and df part thiough the N-street
exit, in order to avoid accidents or collis
Onl.v one gentleman and one lady will be
admitted on each complimentary or $10
Gentlemen desiring to take more than
one lady can procure an extra lady's ticket
by paying $2 lor the same.
An extra lady's ticket is not good unless
sbe be accompanied by a gentleman.
Tickets can be obtaiued of the Treasurer,
Wm. Beckman, People's Bank, Fourth
The graud march will occur at 9:45
o'clock I". M.
Persons desiring their hacks on leaving
will give their number to the officer a', the
Employes will be admitted at the north
Persons ''falling in" line for'the grand
march will be assigned positions as foi lows-
Escort of Floor Committee; Governor,
Lieutenant-Governor and State officers
elect: Senators, Members of the Assembly,
appointed officers, in the order of rank as
arranged in the Governmental State roster;
It is Governor Markham's wish that the
officers of the army, the navy, and the
National Guard appear in full uniform.
THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE.
The Reception Committee, which con
sists of twenty-five members of the Invi
tation and Beception Committees selected
for active duty in the reception of the
guests this evening, met last evening.
Mayor Comstock presiding. It was decided
that the members of the c-minittee wonld
meet in the State Library this evening at
8:45 and enter upon their duties.
The badges for members of the commit
tee were placed in the hands of Colonel
James McNas3er. and will be distributed
wtej the committee meets this evening at
the State Library.
The committee is composed of the fol
lowing named gentlenren: Eusene J.
Gregory, Chrii Green, James McNasser.E
B. Willis, L Elfcus, K. T. Devlin, Dr. G. G.
Tynell, C. MtCreary, Frank Miller, It. D.
Stephen.--. W. it. Glabra, W.P.Coleman,
P. E Piatt, J B Wright and B. U. Stein
man, of Sacramento, and the following
from San Franci'oo: F. S Chadbourne. A.
E Castle, Paris Kilburn, S. K. Thornton,
Charles S. Bassett, B M. Burns, J. D.
Spreckles, F. D. Barry, George A. Knight,
and R. P. Hammond, Jr.
A GRAVELED BLOCK.
The Trustees are sntKliod with It, But
John l.it-l is Not.
Eds. Rkcord-Ukiok: I am reported in
your journal this morning as having said
that "very little attention was paid to the
survey stakes," which,in such a case,signi
fies considerable from a lawye/'s point of
view. I said nothing of tbe kind.
The fact is this. Being one of the four
owners who have each to pay for 100 feet
of the so-called improvement (?), I ob
jected to the general style of the work; the
deficiency must be visible to any person of
common intelligence. Even a Digger In
dian would int'irrn you that the work is
done badly. The expenses will probably
be. after the deduction of 25 per cent, al
lowt.'. by the city, over $200 to each
"kicker" as they are termed at the "Water
In other advertisements the amount per
foot is mentioned, but in this case the cost
is not even known now. The little that I
had to say objections were made, tukirjg
medicine of this sort without knowing
wli-U one is entitled to, or what is in it. It
is true, with the City Engineer are filed
specifications, contract, etc., informing one
what kind of gravel to be used, also how
much for scraping and other work, but it is
one of those technical points not every
person oompiehends at a glance.
It i< something like the advertising con
test of yourself and Bee at present, regard
ing the city. Not every reader compre
hends, yet every compoßitor may.
The specification mentions "unscreened
gravel,' 1 and there is the loop-hole. Bean
soup may be termed bean soup when it
holds only 50 beans in a pot, but probably
it ought tb hold at least 500 beans. Now,
substitute tbe liquid, or rather let the dirt
represent Ihe liquid of the beans in the
unscreened gravel and tbe latter the 50
beans, and you have the material from
which solid work was expected.
I have already expended upon tbe sine
piece of property $85 or $SS for 40 feet on
O street, paying for crossings, etc. A peti
tion was handed in to diminish the ex
pense of this contract by omitting cobbling
and substituting strong planks at the alleys
for stone. The Trustees ignored the peti
tion, but what does all the extra outlay
amount to as it stands at present' If our
city authorises permit such improvement
to pass through their "official screener,"
then it may be expected that property
holders wiil do some "kicking" before their
property is ordered improved.
You published a communication in mv
behalf and L-street property-holders last
spring which spoke plain enough upon this
subject. The people, if expected to go ou.
must receive honest work, or as good as
some of our contractors executed for this
city,and then some urging may be done. The
man who has been compelled to swallow
such improvement pills will "ki-.k" when
any more of the same s:wt are pushed
down his throat—if he don't, then expect
the millennium soon. John Eitel.
STATE CITRUS FAIR.
Promising Outlook for the Citrns Fair at
.M;irysville Next Week.
The State Citrus Fair for Northern Cali
fornia will open at Marysville on Monday
next and continue five days. Cash pre
miums aggregating $2,500 will be divided
mong the successful exhibitors.
The iair is expected to far surpass any of
lie kind yet held in (his part of the State,
nd shonld do much toward attracting at
ention to the varied resources of Northern
md Central California.
The citizens of Marysville and other
dwhs in Yuba connty are manifesting a
!eep interest in the matter, and have rea
on to anticipate a good attendance from
ither sections, as well as of Eastern resi
lents visiting the coast. Everything in
heir power is being done to make the oc
:asion pleasant to all that may attend.
A committee representing the Board of
Trade of this city will visit the fair during
the week, and it is expected that there will
b; quite a delegation of other citizens from
A special excursion train will leave the
Pacific depot in this city on Sat
urday. January 17th, at 9 o'clock a. m., by
way of Davisville and Knights Landing,
over tbe new road through Sutter county.
Returning on Saturday evening, it will
leave Marysville at 9 p. m. Fare for the
round trip, $2 50.
President Gregory has appointed the
following-named gentlemen as a commit
tee to represent the State Board of Trade
at the fair. They are to meet at Marys
ville at 1 o'clock p. m on Baturdav, Janu
ary 17th: W. H. Mills. Vice-President,
San Francisco; John Q. Brown, General
Manager, San Francisco: James Morrisey,
Stockton; Tyler Beach. San Jose; John P.
Irish, San Francisco; N. P. Chipman. Red
Blnff; J. S. Emery. Oakland; A.T. Hatch.
Suisun; E. W. Jones, Los Angeles; E.
Greer, Sacramentc; A. A. Hibbard, Chico;
Mark L. McDonald, Santa Rosa; M. M.
Estee, Napa; Albert (iallatin, San Fran
cisco; E. W. Maslin, Loomis.
Some of the Outside Features of the
The complete details of the proceedings
of the Legislative Joint Convention yester
day, at which Colonel H. H. Markham
was duly installed in tbe office oi Governor,
will be found in tbe Record-Union's leg's
Shortly before the meeting of the Con
vention Governor Waterman, accompanied
by the members of the Senate and Assem
bly Inaugural Committee, left tbe Capitol
and proceeded in carriages to the Capital
Hotel, where Lieutenant-Governor elect
Beddick joined the parly, and they were
then driven to the residence of Governor
The first carriage was occupied by Gov
ernor Waterman, Mr. Reddick and Hon.
Elwood Bruner, Chairman of the Joiut
Legislative Committee. Companies A
(Captain Gias), B (Lieutenant Strong), E
(Captain Seymour), and G (Captain Hall)
of the National Guard, accompanied by
Brigadier-General T. W. Sheehan and
staff and Colonel Guthrie and s:aff, acted
as escort to the party.
After receiving Governor-elect Markham
the procession moved to the front of the
State Capitol, wh»re the party alighted aud
entered the building. The "Governor and
Lieutenant-Governor-elect were heartily
cheered by the vast throng of ladies and
gentlemen who had assembled there to
.Mr. Markham was conducted to the As
sembly Chamber, where both branches of
the Legislature were in session, while Mr.
Reddick was shown to the Sta'e Library,
his physical condition not being such as to
warrant him in remaining throughout the
inaugural ceremony. Judge Van Fleet
visited the Library and there administered
the oath of office to him.
The Assembly Chamber was crowded
almost to suffocation during the ceremony,
at the conclusion of which Governor
Markham was escorted to his office and
entered at once upon the discharge of his
duties as Executive.
RIGHT AND LEFT.
Police Judge Cravens Deals Out Jastice
10 a Hard Set.
Judge Cravens dealt out justice with se
verity to the offender who were convicted
in the Police Court yesterday. Of the nine
teen men arrested by the officers in their
raid on the dives yesterday morning, only
five were convicted. Jeff. Warcock and
John Kennedy were sent to the county jail
for ninety days for being vagrants, and
John Heppy got forty days.fora similar
offense. "Bill" Lewis arid Fred Worth
(colored), were also convicted of vagrancy,
aud at their request judgment was post
poneduntil to day.
Harry Bane got one hundred days for
stealing a p-jmp Irom a Chinaman.
The case of Wm. De Lore, charged with
grand larceny, was dismissed, the Court
holding that ir had no jurisdiction in the
case. The offense was committed outside
the city limits.
Following is the report of County Treas
urer Hunloon of the receipt and disburse
ments of his office during the month of
Cash on hand December 1, 1890 $18,310 06
State Fund 554.45S 50
General Fund 22,098 si
Hospital Fund 8.413 83
School Fund '. 9.922 39
Ro.id Fund 10.445 81
Sinking and Interest Fund. 3,193 69
Bondsof 1872 Fund 4,79 > B8
C. Pi R. K. Bonds Fund l.Tsi TQ
Bondsof 1884 Fund 1,315 65
Bonds of 18* Fund 1 032 2i
Hula:-;,- Fund 1,070 20
Swamp and Ovei flowed
Land Fund 1,594 60
Total KStJtO 50
General Fund $S,2SI 78
Hospital Jund 8,829 72
School Fund 7,629 22
Koad Fund 1,165 48
Salary Fund 3,825 95
Swamp acd Ovei flowed
Land Fund 1.903 17
Balance -$112,104 18
AJTORTIONET) AS KOLLOWS.
State Fund 854,488 50
General Fund 5,465 22
Hospital Fund 10,553 24
School Fund gMj |n
Koad Fund 10,971 2'
Sinking and Interest Fund 4*214 94
Bondsof 1872 Fund 6 481 25
C. P. R. R. Bonds Fund 2,078 70
Bondsof 1884 Fund 1,461 01
Bondsof 1888 Fund L 232 24
Salary Fund 4Y115 is
Swamp and Overflowed Laud Fund... 3.056 52
Cash on hand January 1,1891 $112,401 18
The Signal Service temperature at 5 a.
m. and 5 p. m. yesterday was 30° and 50°,
while the highest aad lowest was 53° and
35°, with brisk to high northerly winds and
a clear sky. The barometer readings a' 5
a. m. and 5 p. m. were 30 22 and 30.18
inches. In all likelihood this morning
i9h) will be the colde-t of the season. The
maximum wind velocity yesterday was 24
miles per hour.
The highest and lowest temperatures oae
year Bgo yesterday were 45° and 29°, and
one year ago to-day 45' and 30°, with no
precipitation, but with killing frosts.
There was quite a heavy frost yesterday
morning, and all prospects point (ftnr
heavier one on the morning of the Ola (to
A snow-storm raged yesterday in the
Piatte valley from Cheyenne to OmM
Installation of Officers.
District Deputy Grand Marshal F. H.
Nichols installed the following offi'sers of
Eureka Lodge, No. 4, I. O. O. F., on Wed
nesday evening: P. G, C. H. Holmes; N.
G., J. R. Childs; V. G . F. H. Dudea; W.,
G. G. Dsvis; C , W. G. McMillen; O. G.,
B. F. Chapman; I. G., C. Resmussen; R. 8.
N. G., S. M. Grimes; L. 8. N. G., E.
Schenpellman; R S. V. G., R. H. Peitit; L.
8. V". G . M. Sanderson, R. S. 8., G. W
Scribner; L. S. S , H. Nielsen.
The installation exercises were followed
by a banquet, congratulations, speeches
and a general good time.
Divorce Case Dismissed.
The divorce case of Weber vs. Weber
was dismissed by Superior Judge Van
Fleet yesterday on motion of tho plaintiff's
counsel. It was stated that tha cmse for
the dismissal was the inability on he part
of tbe plaintiff to prove certain charges on
account of the absence of witnesses. It
is understood, however, that a i^ew suit
will be commenced.
The City Directory of Sacramento is now
ready for tbe prin er; an .hangee, remov
als, or new-comers, wi.l h ■ pr.; ir, place if
information jg <^ut imme le'.v tc
* 3. 8. CBOCKBSTBTTU., f uWithuis,--
Ladies, wishine artistic hair-dressing by
S. Stro-^ynski and his assistants, will find
ihem at room 15, Golden Eagle Hotel. *
"CoilrousD Sulphur Powdeb" (out up
only by the W. H. Bone Co., No. 12 Bush
street, Ban Francisco) gives the best satie
faciiocjof any remedy on tbe market. It
thoroughly cleanses the blood, and for
habitual constipation, indigestion,, bilious
ness, etc., il hits no equal, Kirk,
Geary A Co. *
Ik »ur winter clearing sale sh>es and
clothing all on sale; dry goods and millin
ery, blankets and comforters, cases, of dress
goods] marked down one-half, at Red
Cm license and water rates now due.
Pay oil or before 15th instant and save
costs j •
&/Yv,KAr*JSNro I>AJ>iY HJSCOKIVUNION, Fill PAT, JAMIAEY 9, 1891.
THE CAPITOL "WELL."
! LIQUORS MUST NOT BE DISPENSED IN
I So Says Attorney-General Hart In a Writ
ten Opinion—lt ig Clearly Against
the Penal Code.
It looks as if the bar in the basement of
the State Capitol building will have to go.
Assemblyman Bledsoe, wbo bas been so
determined in his efforts to prevent the
maintenance of a bar within the walls
of the building, yesterday sought Attorney-
General W. H. H. Hart and requested an
opioion from him on the subject.
Tbat official last evening rendered the
following opinion, which appears to be
conclusive against the light ot any person
lo tell or give away liquors iuside tbe
Sacramento. January 8.1591.
Hon. A. J. Bloieoe, Assembly tecon'l District —
My Dear oik: i beg leave to acknowledge the
receipt of your communication of tbe Bih inst.,
iv wnich you mage ihe following inquiries:
"1. Has the Secretary of Stale, as the legal
custodian oi the state Capitol building, auy
legal right toreu:, with or without ccinpeusa
tion lor the use of. the basement ot the State
Capitol ior a resiauratt or saloon."
•■2. Has the Legislature of the State a legal
right to advise tbe Secretary of State, by proper
re-olntion. to order the removal of the restaur
ant and saloon now established in the basement
ot the Capitol, and request that the Stcietaiy of
State obey the law?"
Iv reply to your iuquhies I desire to call your
atteution to the law and statutes governing ihe
first proposition to which you refer. It is pro
vided by Section 1 of Chapter LXXXIII , oi tbe
Statutes of California ot ISSU, page SO, as fol
"Section 1. Any person or persons having in
charge orcontrol the State Capitol ouilding, and
allowing the same or any portion thereof to be
used for th» sale or distribution, in any manner,
ior profit. ■>! any mait or spirituous liquors,
shad be guilty of a misdemeador. and shall,
upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not
less than one thousand dollars."
Section 412 ol the Politic-dl Code provides as
' The .Secretary of State is the superintendent
and hss charge of the State Capitol, and he
must keep the same, together with all property
thereiu, iv good order and repair."
It is further provided by Section 17." ot the
Penal < ode of California, as foliows:
"Every peiscn who • * * in tho State
Capitol, or within the limits of the grounds ad
jacent or belonging thereto, sels, gives away,
or exposes for sale any vinous or alcoholic
liquors, is guilty of a misdemeanor."
From the ioregoing :aw I craw the following
1. That the Secretary of Sta'e is Superintend
ent and has charge of the Capitol building and
2. Thut if, as such, he allows the said Capitol
building, or auy portion thereof, to be used for
the sale or distribution, iv any manner (either
by gift or otherwise), for profit, of any malt or
spirituous liquor?, he will be guilty of a misde
meanor and subject to a hue ot Sl,' 00.
H. Any person who iv the Slate Cipitol, or
within the limits of the grounds adjacent or
belonging thereto, sells, gives away, or exposes
for sale any vinous or alcoholic liquors, is
guilty of a misdemeanor.
4. rt'here the law akes the doing of an act
a crime it is unlawful lor any nerson to do or
permit ihe act to be done.
a. That the Secretary of State has no right to
rent or give a privilege to any person to do
either or auy oi the acts or things prohibited
by Section 1 oi Chapter LXXXIII., Benton Laws
of INSO, or prohibited by the provisions ol Sec
tion 172 of the Penal Code.
In answer to your second proposition I will
say, that ihe people have reserved to themselves
(the Legislature), ail powers not relinquished
oy the provisions- of the Constitution. There
fore ihe Legislature can p-iss any resolution or
law il may deem proper, provided their action
does not conflict with the Constitution of the
Stare of Caliioraii, and the Constitution of ihe
United States, or the treaties of Congress made
I tiul no law authorizing the Secretary of
State, or any one else, to lease any pinion of
the Capitol building or grounds.
ily opinion is that no public officer or board
has the right or power lo rent any portion of
State property, for any purpose whatsoever,
without express authority being granted them
Believing that the foregoing answers all ol
jour inquiries, 1 remain yours, respecifullv,
William H. H. Hart,
Attorney General of the State of Calilornia.
Sacramento Gardens Now Producing
Kipe Strawberries aud Klackberries.
Sacramento county is holding her own
in fine shape as a producer of semi tropical
fmit?, berries, etc. Mr. John McNie, of
Florin, yesterday brought to the Kecord-
Ukion office a basket of strawberries
picked fresh from his own, George Tay
lor's and S. Kennedy's gardens near that,
place on the 7th diy of Jnnuary. ; .The
berries are large and of good flavor.
Accompanying ihe strawberries were a
quantity of ripe blackberries from the gar
den of Mr. Kennedy. The vines from
which they were gathered, writes Mr. \lc-
Nic, "are as green as they were in July,
and are in all stages of production, from
the blossom to the lull-ripe Derry."
There have been no frosts as yet in that
locality heavy enough to injure the straw
berry or blackberry vines or blossoms.
Some of the strawberries now ripening
measure four inches in circumference.
People in the East who are shivering
over their fires and looking out of their
windows upon barren gardens covered with
snow and ice, and on leafless trees, will
doubtless regard the above statement as a
newspaper "fake,"' but it is an absolute fact.
While strawberries aud blackberries are
not e-sential to a winter diet, tbe fact that
such tender berries will ripen here in mid
winter shows the wonderful salubrity of
our climate and productiveness of our soil.
THEY FOUND THEM.
Pickpockets Get Their Fingers Into Sev
eral Ladies' Pockets,
While the throng of people were crowd
ing into tbe Assembly chamber yesterday
afternoon to witness the inaugural ceremo
nies, the pickpockets got in some effective
work. Mrs. Coear, a colored woman, was
robbed of a purie containing $15, and Mrs
Governor Waterman had her pocket picked
of $10. Another lady was relieved o; $50
None of tbe ladies have any idea as to
who Hole their money, and the thieves
will probably never be detected.
A prominent member of the Legislature
was told of the occurrences last evening,
and after listening attentively to a recital
of the circumstances he coolly replied :
'Those fellows deserve credit, and I
wouldn't convict tbem if I was Judge of a
Court and they were brought before me. I
tell you what —a man who can find the
' pefeket In a woman* 4r*«i v au-uaustiallx.
patient and brainy individual, and it would
be a pity to class him as a criminal. State
prisons were not intended for such peo
Be Wires Bis Acknowledgments to the
Senator Heacock, Chairman of the Re
publican Senatorial Caucus, who tele
graphed to Senator Stanford r.t Washington
tbe fact of his receiving '.ne unanimous
nomination of the caucus !or United States '
Senator, to succeed hirrself, yesterday re"
ceived the following repij:
Washington (r. C ). January 8,1891.
Tv Hon. E. Heacock, CI airman: Your telegram
announcing my nomination is received.
I value the nomination because it expresses
the confidence and kiad feeling of the people of
It is beyond my merits, but would not b« if my
capici'y were equal to my affection and devo
tion to my fellow-e'tizens. •
But there is strength in a full heart, and I will
serve the State to the best of my abilities.
Please exorees my personal thanks to the
friends who ha' c so kindly given me their sup
Mrs. Stanford says she desires to join me in
appreciation of the action of tbe caucus.
The Supervisors Pass a Qaiet Day in Ex
amining and Passing Bills.
Tte Board of Supervisors resumed its
session yesterday forenoon, with all of the
"'r"""ll"l i"-"-ia\ TJ_JMr r -f°r in the.
It was "finance day and: i»t;e else was
attended to except the passttif cf bills.
The claim of B. L. Ed«fc#s for $11 55
rebate on an erroneous sch*i|tax levy, was
referred to the County SchctfSuperintend
The claim of W. O. Davisifor $7 was re
duced to $4 and allowed. Ts)e bill was for
some blankets purchased fir the Folsom
The petition of J. 8. Philips and others
asking for tbe appointmeg'.jbf G. L. Crab
tree to the office of Poifcdkecper was
placed on file.
The afternoon session wfd consumed in
the examination of bills only.
Knights and Ladies of Honor.
Equity Lodge, No. 1,219, Enights and
Ladies of Honor, installed; the following
' officers Wednesday evening, District Dep-
■utyj. H. Pierson presiding: Past Protec
. tor, A J Pneips: Protector, J. H. Medley;
Vice-Protector, Miss L zzie O'Brien; Re
cording Secretary, Mrs. Ida M. Russell; Fi
nancial Secretary, O M. Downer; Treas
urer, .1 D Lockhart; Chaplain, Miss Laura
McKay; Guardian, Miss Etta Hanson; Sen
tinel, Robert Bottoms; Organist, Mrs.
Laura Carlow; Trustees —T. H. Berkey, R.
Rooney. J. F. Russell; Captain of the
Guard, Wm. M. Thomas: Representatives
to the Grand Lodge, Mrs I. M. Russell, A.
J. Phelps. L. A. Kidder, R F. Rooney; Al
ternates—T. A Loudes, Mrs. E. A. Loudes,
Mrs. M. Spencer, J. H. Medley. The in
stallation dance will take place Wednes
BUNKO MEN IN TOWN.
They Take a et. Helena Man Into Camp
and Get SOS.
A man giving bis name as John Smith,
and claiming to be a recent arrival from
St. Helena, visited the police station yester
day and complained that he had been vic
timized by some bunko men.
He said he was standing in front of the
Western Hotel when a man approached
him, and after explaining that he was a re
cent arrival from Colorado, asked Smith to
take a drink. Smith did so. Then the
"Colorado'" man asked him to take a walk
Tbey finally stopped in a saloon on
Fourth street, where they met a third
pany, who proposed lhat ihey "shake tor a
dollar." They shook aid the new arrival
won. Thin the Colorado man suggested
that it was "only luck, anyhow," and
oflered lo put in half of the fm.da with
Smiih to best the new arrival
Sixty-three dollars is the amount Smith
He tben suspected that he had run
against bunko men, and raised a row. One
of the sharpers oflered to give him $30 ii
he would "keep quiet and go on about his
busiuess," but Smith wauied $-10. No
agreement being arrived at, Smith went to
the police station.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
The veteran journalist, J. I). Gilchrist, of Los
Angeles, is iv tne city.
Dr. li. p. Brown, of San Francisco, is a late
arrival, and will remain in town several days,
being here on business.
Kegiatrar of Voters Smiley, of San Francisco,
is in ihe city. He is interested in a reform elec
Governor Markham's law partuer. General VV.
H. Johnson, of Los Angeles, is the Governor's
gaqrt. He is accompanied by his wife and
Addi.-ou C. Hinkson. Jr., passed through this
city last evening, en route to Hopkins academy,
Oakland, wbere he is being educated by his
grandfather, Dr. R. M. Hunt, of Nevada City.
On the M instant, Mr. A. L, Fortson, tele
graph editor of tb^ Rkogkii-i'mon, was mar
ried to Miss Ida M. Caiou. The wedding took
place at the residence of the bride's mother, at
Corvallis, Or. Mr. and Mrs. Fortson arrived iv
this city last evening.
The following articles of incorporation
were filed in the Secretary of State's office
Pacific Coast New Church Association of
Simmons Law Company of San Fran
cisco. Capital stocK, $50 000. Directors-
John Simonds, Daniel Titus, T. F. How
arth, E. H. Simonds and H. A. Sargent.
Bee Creek Ditch and Water Company.
Principal place of business, Caswell's
Ranch, Shasta county. Directors—James
Reepan, VV". R Stewart. T. C. Vass, J. M.
Frank and William S. Kidd<T.
Journeyman Butchers' Protective and
Benevolent Association of tbe Pacific-
Coast. Principal place of bus;ness. San
Francisco. Directors—Ben Davis, John T.
Cumrnev, John T. Baxter, Geo. Hegleman
and A. D. Pratt.
Mechanics' Building and Loan Associa
tion of San Francisco. Capital stock, $2,
--000,000. Directors—Gustavus L. Spear, L.
P. Bolander. E Schwerin, Jr., Jas. Camp
bell, A. S. J D. Guerre, F. Fillmore, E
Martinani, W. W. Haskell and T. K.
Royal Mustard Oil and Drug Works of
San Francisco. Capital Stock, $50,000 Di
rectors—Adolph Boy kin, GustaveLeipwi^z.
W. Ciiff, Louis Han ler, Lonis Letenbaum,
Albert Kindler and Jere Dwyer.
Wnrmser-Merralls Placer" Mining Com
pany of Los Angeles. Capital stock, $1,
000,000. Directors—A. C. Wurmser, B. E.
Fryer, W. A. Merralls, William Scrim
glom, W. E. Fryer, G. W. Brown and M. L.
Luudy Furniture Company of San Fran
cisco. Capital stock, $250,000. Directors—
F. A. B-rlin, E. W. Skelton. Juiien Smith,
E. S. O'Connor ami C H. llerlin.
Redding Electric Vebl and Powfr Com
pany. Capital stock. $59,000 Directors-
Francis Smith, KuJ It. Salllzer, S. P. Fill
more, S J. R. Gilbert and W. W. Williams.
San Quentin Wardenship.
Hon. J. C. Campbell oi Stockton, who
was on Tuesday appointed by Governor
Waterman to succeed Patrick Ueddy on
tbe State Board of Prison Directors, was in
the ;ity yesterday ard had a conference
with Governor Markham.
Mr. Campbell conld not be induced to
discuss the matter of hia appointment, nor
the prospect of his confirmation, it is
said, however, that if he adheres to a de
termination to support McConab for War
den he is not likely to be confirmed by tbe
Better Late Than Never.
Street Commissioner McLaughlin is re
ceiving the thanks of pedestrians for the
improvement that is being made on the
inclines to street crossings. These hitherto
break-neck contrivances are being supplied
witb cross-pieces, so tbat in rainy weather
people will be able to climb to or descend
from the sidewalks without danger of
meeting with a fatal accident.
Bell's Saturday Auction.
At the salesrooms of Hell & Co., 1009 11
J street, there wiil be sold at 10 o'cluck a m.
tomorrow, horses, buggies, etc , and one
of the finest assortments of household fur"
niture ever offered at public sale here, con
sisting of the outfits of two residences,
list embraces everything useful in a house
hold, from a kitchen table to the most
elegant bedroom sets and parlor furniture.
Aiso, a lot of jswelry, etc.
Left no Will.
Public Administrator Bro..ner filed a
petition in tbe Superior Court yesterday
for Inters of administration on the estate
of Catharine Stephenson, who died iutes
tate. The property of deceased consists of
a piece ot resl esta'e at Tweuty-fifih and
N streets, and is valued at $500. The mat
ter will come up for hearing before Judge
Van Fleet on the 23.'. inst.
Somebody who either is not familiar
with the came law, or else has no regsrd
for it—a far too common failing of hunters
in tbis State—^persists in sending doves to
market at this season. The law prohibits
tbe killing of doves between tbe Ist day of
January and the 15th day of June, ft is
equally biniing on persons not to have
them in their possession.
Secretary Keegan Files His Bond.
J. J. Keegan. the newly appointed Sec
retary of tha State Board of Harbor Com
missioners, lias filed his bond in tbe sum
of $50,000. and taken possession of the
office. There are forty names on the
bond, and a^l the sureties reside in Sacra
Pages and Porters.
The following appointments of Pages
and Porters have been made for the Senate
by Lieutenant-Governor Keddick: Pages—
Charles Kean, Fred Goodwin, George
Short, Fred Ankener. Porters—Walter S.
Payne, A. Jt Noble, W. A. Saunders.
Governor Markham at Work.
Commistpns were yeacrday issued by
Governor Markham as follows: To M. R.
Higgles. atrPrivate Secretary to tbe Execu
tive; Georze E. Pratt, Secretary of tbe
State Board of Examiners: E. P. Johnson,
Probably Going to the Ball.
A pair of pantaloons were stolen from in
front of William Petrie's store, on J street,
last evening, and the matter bemz re
ported to tbe police, tbe officers are looking
for the thief.
A Pleating Sense
Of health and strength renewed, and of
ease and comfort follows the use of Syrup
of Figs, as it acts in harmony with nature
to effectually cleanse ibe system when
costive or bilious. For sale in SOc and $1
bottles by all leading druggists.
New cheap piauos from $275, superior to
game class sold through sub-agents for $325
and upwards. John F. Cooper, direct
laanulactnrsrs' a zeai. •
AFTER MANY YEARS.
A WAR VETERAN REVISITS HIS OLD
Colonel Robb, the Merchant, Councilman
and Warrior—The Friend and
Companion of Grant.
Among the visitors in the city at the
present time are Colonel Thomas P. Robb
and wife, of Santa Cruz. Colonel Robb
was one of the eariy pioneers of Sacra
mento, having come to the coast with Col
onel Fremont, and established himself in
business here in lsoO, as a member of the
firm of Paysou <fe Robb, wholesale mer
chants. He was a member of the Common
Council of Bacrameoto—while General C.
I. Hutchinson wa3 Mayor—and frequently
president at meetings of the Council when
the Mayor was absent.
He ltfi Sacramento in 1859 and was in
Illinois when the war broke out. Being an
old personal friend of Ulysses S Grant, be
bad the honor of introducing that illas
tious hero lo Governor Yates. One of the
historians of Lliuois leters to ihia incident.
General Grant himself often said to his
fiiends that he owed his career to Colonel
When General Grant entered upon active
service, tie appointed ColODel Robb to a
prominent place ou his stall, and the two
old friends were never separated until after
the last gun had been tirel and General
Lee banded his sword to Graut at Appo
matox. At the time General Grant whs
operating iv Georgia a rumor got abroad
that his command suffered a surprise at the
hands nf the enemy because he was under
the influence ot liquor.
When ibe rumor reached Washington
President Lincoln sent General tlnlleck
down to investigate the matter, and if nec
essary relieve General Grant of his oni
mand. General HMleck aud Coloinl Robb
were old California friends, and Robb
sought out she Commandei-in-L'nief in his
tent and told him some things about Gen
era! Grant. He said he had been constantly
with the latter, and assured Gensial Hal
leck lhat the report was utterly false. Hal
ieck invts:igated the matter, and then told
Colonel Robb that he found the latttr had
told him the truth, and General Grant
wonld not be disturbed.
After tbe war, when Grant became Pres
ident, he commissioned Colonel Robb tc
go to Georgia and superintend the recon
struction work in that part of the Sjuth,
and for ten years the Colonel remained at
Savannah. After filling o:her important
Government positious. he was delegated
under an Act ol Congress, as Commissioner
to Mexico to assist in straightening out
complicatious growing out of depredations
by lawless characters along the border, and
was for five years engaged in this work.
Colonel Robb was steadily in the em
ploy of the Government up to a couple of
years ago, when his heart began to yearn
for California. So he came here and pur
chased himself a vineyard on one of the
Sauta Cruz hills, and there, as Tom Fitch
so eloquently expressed it on a recent occa
sion in this city, "on the western rim of
the world he can watch the burning sun
sets caress the drowsy sea," aud dream
away his remaining days in peace and
When a Rfxord Uotob reporter met
Colonel Robb yesterday he was on his
way to call on his old friend, ex United
States Senator Newton Booth. He said he
had wandered about the streets in the hope
of finding some familiar face thut he had
nots*en for thirty-one years, but in vain.
"It looks," he said, "a? if nearly all the
oid-timers have been calltd away, but 1
suppose there must be a few her* yet "
Tbe reporter escrirted the Colonel into
th# office of T. M. Lindley, who was here
in '49 and has been ever since. V, 7hile Dot
personally acquainted, they lecalled many
eariy day incidents that were fsruilixr to
both, and Mr. Lindley remembered the
tirm of Payson it R >bb very well.
Speaking of some one who was in busi
ness near where the Sixth-street M. E.
Cbu.ch now stands, Colonel Robb re
marked that be collected a large sum of
money from the gamblers heTe with which
to er<-ct the first Methodist Church built in
theciiy. It wes locate il on Seventh sir. et,
between L and M He could not recall tbe
name of the pastor, but Mr. Lindley said
it was- L>r. Owens
"Well." said Colonel, "while I was sta
tioned in Sav;innih, a little old gentleman
came up to me one day ard threw himself
upon my seek in a burst of enthusiasm.
"'Are you not irom Sacramento?' he
"1 formerly livei there,' I replied.
" 'Aren't you the man that collected from
the sporting men there most of the money
tbat built the first Methodist Church V
"'I replied.' said the Colonel, 'that I had
some recollection of doing something of
"'Well, sir. I'm the man tbat dedicated
that church!' cried the stranger, as he
fairly bugged me."'
Colonel Robb says he intends spending a
couple of days in the city. Ke hopes to be
able to find a few of the old-timers whom
he used to know when be lived here. Him
self and wife are stopping at the Golden
Eagle Hotel. He is a pleasant, agreeable
eeotleman, and in his manntr shows a lit
tle ot the old soldier.
But She Got It.— A Sample of Let
ters Daily Received.
Only those who have tried It can know
what it is tbat prompts one to send I.SOO
miles for it to get it again. Here is another
of many snch instances: —
Dear Str.s: I send So, for which please re
turn a halt" dozen of your vegetable sarsapa
rilla. I have moved here from Sierra City,
Cal. I took three bottles before leaving,
hence I send all the way back to California
lor more. It was just before I lea Sierra
City, about a year ago, that I began to feel
very miserable. My skin was very yellow,
am! I was all pains and aches, especially un
der my shoulders and in my head. Tne doc
tor said it waa my liver, and gave me some
medicine which relieved me somewhat.
One of my neighbors happened in and told
me she had started fo take Joy's Vegetable
BarsapariDa, and advised me to try it. I did,
and with raeh good effect that I now feel
like a new being. I have persuaded one of
my neighbors here to take ir, so part of this
is for her am! pan for myself,
MRS. GEO. DELBRIDGB,
Butte City, Montana.
The reader, who ha 1? not tried it, has no
idea what the vegetable juices in this remedy
will do for disordered systems.
Beecham's pills act like magic on a
What Artists Say.
Bacramento, January 23, IS^7.
This is to certify that we are thoroughly
well pleased with the splendid Mathushek
piano from J. F. Cooper's music store,
which we used at oar concert last evening
its action and tone are as perfect as can be
obtained in a piano. Zelia Trebella, Paul
Musir, E. S'.eindort. •
We shall place to-d3y in our winter
clearance sale, ladies' walking-jackets in
twelve different styles and cuts the latest.
Prices $2 75, $3 50, aud up to $16 50 for the
extra quality, long sealette?. with cuff and
collar, at Red House. Read our ad. *
Fob a pretty embroidered card and cal
endar for 1891, call at 703 J street. Sikgeb
Sf.wing Machine Office. *
Schmidt's sarsaparilla and iron, the srreat
beveraee. J. McMorry. agent, 4th and M. •
Elk Oxov*, Deeeml>er 22—Wife of Gill. Coon«. a
Elk Grove, January B—Wife of Francis Mc-
Kenaw, a son. *
-acramento, January 7—At the residence ol the
bride's parpntt?, by Rev. Arnold T Needham,
F"rank \V. Naden, of Lincoln. Neb., to Kva L.
Weyant, ol Sacramento. *
Sacramento, January B—Patrick John Kenealy.
nephew of Jam'■- Ktnealy, of this cUv, a na
tive ot St. Faul. Minnesota, 1 j yean, 7 months
and 8 davs. (tan Francisco papers please
[Interment at San Francisco.]
Dearest brother, thou hast lefc us,
And thy loss we deeply feel;
Bnt it is God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heai.
• BEOTBF.Kr- AND SI-TEP..
When Eaby waa sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she waa a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When sbe became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
Whaa mm had Childraa, she gave them Caatoria
CH&NGED DAILY FOR WEINSTOCK. LUBIM &. CO.
! TO-NIGHT OUR STORES WILL CLOSE AT 5
O'CLOCK, ON ACCOUNT OF THE AN
The largest assortmentof Men's Clotniug and Furnishing Goods in the city.
From tha Men's Faioishicg Goods Stock we bave placed aside
A LOT OF ODDS AND ENDS,
Which we will offer for special Sale
SATURDAY MORNING at 9:30.
Included in the goods will be a line of Men's Car
digan Jackets, 59 cents; color, brown trimmed
An odd lot of Undershirts and Drawers, heavy
gray merino, drop stitch, silk faced, double
threaded, strongly made, warm aud durable,
49 cents each.
Scarlet colored Shaker Flannel Underwear. The
material and quality is excellent. Our only ob
ject in offering them at the price we do is on
account of the sizes being badly broken. Price,
A few Scotch Wool Shetland Gray Drawers and
Shirts, very heavy and warm, 99 eeuts.
Scarlet Wool Undershirts and Drawers, 59 cents.
Gold-mixed Undershirts, heavy merino shield
iront, double back acd front, double threaded,
strong and durable, 89 cents.
White Merino Silk-stitched Undershirts, 23 cents.
French Ribbed Undershirts and Drawers, close
fitting, finely finished, very warm, Drawers are
cut with a military waist, sizes in the lot are
all small, 99 cents.
Men's Neckwear. Sailor-knot Scarfs, neat pat
terns, 9 cents.
The largest asbortineut ol Men's (Jiothiru ami Furnishing Goods in the city.
BLANKETS AND COMFORTABLES.
Full-size Heavy Dark Gray Blankets, $2 25 per
Fine All-wool Scarlet Blankets, neat borders, $5
Bed Comforters, in strong calico coverings, of
new, pretty patterns, $1 each.
Extra quality Comforters, in finer grades, $2 each.
Real Eider-down Quilts, soft and light, $10 and
$13 50 each.
White Wool Crib Blankets, $1 50 and $2 50 a pair.
The largest assortment of Men's. Clothiusr ami Furnishing Goods in the ciny
Nos. 400 to 412 K Street. Sacramento.
sBBB*^ ■6*,,l>^!!!!? I',I^">I?!!"?," <,1881"^s^^
CAA?. SEIVII-rG aiACI-ll.v 'IS, 3yi^z*<s<si
- fr^^SJ— THE F •'• VORITE -f *\ s? ash- *40installment. STEIN WA V ,
f3HK§Q^ ms'f' *r"'"r- »,jn''E- ( High arm; Li^ht running. CABLER
S \ Jr~ss THE DOM-3Tin/ 5 '000uiedinth!'cl,y- Se:f p^.op '
iPI TS^ffiß"^ ineuu'vi-aIK.J setting attachment?. Tl '
2&^«3a • twp wr-w MnMr/LiBht Eunniner, Ponular 2* Installments',
gf ** THa NEW HOME j * and Kelid ' blc A from 532 upward,
,***£l!P&» ; THE NEW "STANDARD," i#lo permouth..
* ■*-. THE IMPROVED "AUTOMATIC." Children's Carri-
ALL SOLD ON INSTALLMENTS; Old Maehires taken m trade; Second- fires! atSrs^Buw
hand Machines of all kinds from SIO upwards. REPAIRING A !CloeSs- AH. ON
SPECIALTY. Needles and parts for all Machines. INSTALLMENTS.
A. J. POMMER, Kos. 829 aad 831 J stoat, corner of Until
NO^W ON SALeT
A FINK ASSORTMENT OF USTXOMMWB
GARNET, GREEN, BLUE, BROWN, TAN, OB AY AND RZO,
OI^HTST SO OJBKTTSS.
CALL AND SEE THEM AT
MRS. | A. PEALER'S, 621-623 J Street,
411 and 413 K atre«t,fSacr»mer.to. «T> A TTj J"\ T""* r*JT* £>
WALL PAPER OF .U.L KINDS. SEND Lj>/\jT%I EL I A*3 .
FOR PRICE LiST * V«/»
f^ o*———0 * —————a——■————■■paa— ——^i^ m ±jjiu_
Members of the Legislature!
THER FRIENDS AND TAB PUBLIC GENEBALLY,
-A.ro iiivitod to visit
THE: MECHANICAL: STORE,
JSTo. 414 IBL street.
HERE CAN BE FOUND THE GREATEST BARGAINS IN
BOOTS AX3I<3L SHOES,
HATS, CAPS, ETO.
H. MARKS Proprietor
CAST YOUR fl£ OVER THI;
I im^al—m™" 1 "r'4* ,nr free illtutrat
gf~~yT^^^W^S^S^Wfanii Ir I»per on a'ir-^ ;c;.
■a ®la I teal wSI ' fidtll'-a, I-iiea. varicocei
tSEH Cj 1 B^l a^asa. d-'oc,'le J brace*. Kffp . i
WA 1 * 11l Tfcl -^l..rtE.-ues. female cun-i'aint
confidential book tat a„
I explaining why thoueanda cannot get cured of apecia!, i riT*'
I chronic diaeaaaa, eyea, earn, lenga, aerainal weakneaa loaa
I manhood gleet, ayph ilia, unnatural iceeex, raaulu of abuse
exoeaere. Vhieh unfit aU for marriage. hapitiueaa, or lif.-> d,
tlea. OR. UEBI6-S WOKO£RFUt.IIEKHAH IHVIGORtTO
the greatest rented? I.>r above onmr.lainU. To prure iu n• i t
tl trial bottle lent free. Arfdreaa. OR. LIESIQ 6. CO. Mo Ocai
St.. Han fnacam. CaL, or 301 W. sth Bt, kauaaa City, Ma.
>4>aanfiK>tl«W M r'' ,t! °!s acknowledger^
jmWy i'-'-' lea'i-3e remedv fox
afVTr ;- r,?A"^ «s»n«»rrh«-a A ti«r-e«,
** «■;.: atrictnre. w ■^ncorrhoe»or\\ bites.
*Si I tireecribe Hand .eei
ga Mfioniybr safeinnecommendingit
aITHtSwHSgHEMKatICo. to all aufferor. >"^*'
Wk"-"-'"" T -^B* A. J. STONER M. D,
rr,;r^al^^»»»a ; rkl FUICE 81.00.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THr" - I
n.raenio Bank havtt declared a dividend for
th:? semi arnuil term ending Deeen: -
of five and one-third per cent, per ananru on
term deoosits and paid ud capital st?>ck ai.d
four per cent, per annum oa nrdmi y deposits,
payable on and nfier J A NU iRY 3,!891.
ja3-f.t Ef). H. HAMILTON, Cashier.
Dividend Hottce—People's Sayings Bank.
A DIVIDEND HAS BEEN DECLARED BY I
the People's Savings Bank for the term
ending December 31,1890, at the rate of five
and one-third (f>%) per cent, per annnm on
term deposits, and lour (l) per cent, per an
num on ordinarv deposits payable JANUARY
5,1891. Ija4-"tj" 5, W LORENZ, Cashier.
OF THE SIERRA SALOON. 529 K STREET.
The undersigned will open their new saloon i
on SATURDAY, January 10th, when an elegant
lnnch will be set for atl old and new customers, I
AU invited ta come. KONIG A DJLSMER jaB-3t
Prices will teH ! The public always
willing to avail cf a Genuine
Seduction in Prices.
O'DRIEN'3 REDUCTION OF FIFTFFN
O PER ''ENT. on his entire stock ol First
class Boots and Shoes appreciated.
Two hundred pairs Ch. Solar-tip Shoe*,
heel and spring beel, sizes 5 to 8, reduced
to 45 cents : worth SI.
O'BRIEN'S, 607 J ST.
THE LATEST DESIGNS
422 3" Street. dl?-tf3p
THE SWEETEST AND BEST.
LINDLEY A 00. Sacramento. Cftl.
Our New Stock Is Sow at HauiJ and
Open for Inspection.
We Offer a Special Line of NoYeltiet In
New Designs and Colorings
Not to Be Found
my Pnper hanging and decorating by skilled
workmen at reasonable rate-.
Whittier, Fciler & Co.,
1016 and 1018 Second street. s:7-tt3pfSn)
H. S. CROCKER SCCL,
208 and 310 J itreet.
THE LEADING STATIONERS.
-A.a=.<ri Xji*lao.yr/<tTp2* era
MAND ACTURERS'OF BLANK BOOK3.
The California News Co.
525 J STREET.
NEWSPAPERS, PERIODICALS. BOOKS,
stationery, Songs, Maps, Photographs,
Playing Cards, etc.
Subscription Agency for all Domestic and
Foreign Publications. Orders solicited.
K. B.—Postage stamp* received In pay
ment Books exchanged at fair prices.
jaS-tf HENRY FUCHS. Proprietor.
IF YOU WANT
The Finest and Freshest Box of Candy
In the city, you can be accommodated at
NO. SIO J STREET,
Headquarters for HA.iil y Candles, Nuta
and Nuvyl'ii'S. 3ptf
FOR FURE CANDY
W. F. PETERSON'S,
620 J STEEET.
TRY IHE CELEBRATEO
W. AND S. COOGB DROPS^
For Conghs and Colds.
JOHN C. SCHADEN,
Corner Fourth and L Streets,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Groceries, Provisions, Hay, Grain, Ete.
?ione« Marble and Granite Works,
iQQ J STREET, BETWEEN FOURTH AND
±40 Fifth, Sacramenlo. Motmiaeuiv, Tomb
rad Grave Stones, Mantels, Encaustic Tiling, Etc
>irect importer of Scotch and Eastern 'iranite
■loimroerus. CALL ANO EXAMISA dIS-tf
"JEW PROCESS CORN .vTeaJL
\TEUBOCRG* LAGIA, BEAR SOLM ARC
Jl tls.lt Honse, 1016 to 10i«f) Fitth street,
fcuiuiaciorerx of malt and all Muds ai meal
.lso, dealer* in hops, corks, pioftac . grain,
■ed and brewers' s.ipplies Specif Miention
) called to o ir new process cent En al and
ulna. Exchaapn sold on the T>rir>?ipal cities
i. LOTHHAfiiMBR, 1021^hith Sfe
(TUNING AND REPAIRING IN ALL IT3
branches. Pianos and Organs a specialty
fit like attention given to all musical instru
CtUCCESSOR TO CARLE A CEOLY. OON
E) tractor and BuUder. Orders colfc-itcd and
pomptness guaranteed. Office and shop, 11M.
poond street j>^-^sen Kand L tt^i.lT
fIIHE NEWS OF THB WORLD IS CONTA'N'*
|_. la tte WESKLY UNION. •