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LEGISLATURE —29TH SESSION.
The Senate Votes that Train-WFeck
ing Shall be a Capital Offense.
Defeat ot Mr. Dray's Anti-Poll Tax
BlU— Tho Assembly at "Work on
the Appropriation Bill.
Sacramento, Tuesday, Fob. 17,1891.
The Senate met at 10 o'clock a. m.,
Lieutenant-Governor Rex Hick in the
chair. Roll called, and quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain. Reading of the
journal dispensed with.
On motion of Mr. Dray, the eloctric
railway bills, three in number, were
made tho special order for Wednesday
Mr. Ostrom presented petitions in favor
of a reform ballot law.
Reports wore received from tho Com
mittee on Education and City and County
Governments, of bills relating respect
ively to tho increase of indelitedncss by
cities, counties and Boards of Education,
and for the levy and collection of taxes
by cities under the fourth class, recom
mending their passage.
Mr. G. H. Williams, from the Commit
tee on Federal Relations, reported back
S. J. R. 14, requiting Congress to permit
the taxation of treasury notes; passage
Also, A. J. R. 10, relating to tho foster
ing of American shipping; passage rec
Also, A. J. R. 3, relating to foreign im
migration; passage recommended.
Mr, Denlson, from the Committee on
Education, reported back S. B. I.M, to
provido for paying Win. Carey Jones for
his services in compiling the Stale text*
book on Civil Government; passage
Mr. G. J. Campbell, from the Commit
tee on Counties and County Govern
ments, reported back favorably S. 15. lid,
prohibiting the side of lottery tickets.
Also, S. B.s 018 ami 019, relating to the
time of settlement by County Treasurers
and Auditors with the State Controller.
By Mr. Crandal!—Amending Section
610 of the Political Code, relating to in
By Mr. Denison—Providing for the
deficiency in the appropriation for the
expenses of the Stato Board of Railroad
By Mr. DeLong —Amending Section
737 of tho Political Codo, relating to the
salaries of Superior Judges in certain
By Mr. Mahoney—Providing for the
employment of destitute citizens.
By Mr. Maher—Relating to the Bureau
of Labor Statistics.
Mr. Heacock gave notice of a motion to
so amend Rule 24 that no Senator shall
speak longer than live minutes on any
question, without unanimous consent.
A resolution was offered by Mr. Dc-
Long, providing that a committee of
three be appointed to confer with a like
committee of the Assembly, to arrange a
plan for facilitating legislation. Adopted.
Mr. Crandall offered a resolution au
thorizing the Secretary of State to pro
vide each member of the Senate with a
copy of the debates of the Constitutional
Mr. McComaa presented a petition for
the support of ex-Governor Pico. Re
Mr. Britt ottered a resolution author
izing the Controller to draw warrants for
§18 20 each for mileage of three members
of the Committee on Public Buildings.
CONCERNING POLL TAXES.
Mr. Dray addressed the Senate at con
siderable length in support of his pro
posed constitutional amendment abolish
ing poll taxes. He declared the operation
of the poll tax law to be equivalent to a
speeios of slavery —it practically
amounted to involuntary servitude. It is
a burden upon tho laborers of the State,
from the profits of whose toil all taxes are
paid. Capital does not pay its just pro
portion of taxes, and to this burden upon
the laboring classes is added that of the
unjust poll tax. There are any number
of men in the State who pay no property
tax, and hence escape paying even tho
poll tax, because there is no wav to reach
them. But wherever laborers are em
ployed there the tax-gatherer hies him
salf and garnishecs their wages, if neces
sary, in order to get his percentage of the
Mr. Preston differed with Mr. Dray.
He held that tho laboring classes should
pay their just proportion of taxation. If
they did not, there would not bo sufficient
revenues to support the Government, and
hence the enterprises that now afford em
ployment to men could not bo main
tained, and the laborer would have noth
ing to do. The men who enjoy the bless
ings of employment should pay their
share of the taxes necessary to secure
them those blessings. In the mountain
counties, where the population la sparse,
the road poll tax is necessary for the
maintenance of public roads.
Mr. Ostrom also spoke against the pro
posed amendment. He admitted that
labor produced capital, but denied that it
paid the taxes. The poll-taxes wero nec
essary for the support of the public
schools, and more than bait the revenues
from that source came from the Chinese,
■who otherwise contributed very little
toward the expenses of government.
Mr. Dray again spoke in support of the
measure, reiterating the assertion that it
was in the interest of the poor man and
designed to compel large landholders and I
corporations to bear their proper burdens
Tho amendment was lost—ayes 17, noes
,S. B. 480, relating to the appointment of
a married woman as administratrix of an
estate of a deceased person.
The roll was called, and the bill was
passed—ayes 30, noes 2.
Mr. Berry gave notice of a motion to
WORK ON THE FILE.
Senate Constitutional Amendment No.
14, relating to the framing and adoption
of charters by cities of more than 3,500
inhabitants. Adopted — ayes 29, noes 0.
Senate Constitutional Amendment No.
17, relative to juries in Justices' and Po
lice Courts. Adopted—eyes 28, noes 0.
At 12:30 the Senate took a recess until
2 p. si.
The Senate reassembled at 2 o'clock p.
M., President pro tern. Fraser in the
chair, and at once took up for consider
ation the special order, S. J. R. 20, rela
tive to the examination and allotment of
the lands of the Round Valley Reserva
tion. The Assembly joint resolution,
which had passed that body, was substi
tuted and adopted. It provides:
Resolcccl, 6.1/ the Smfttt tf tic State of Cali/or
?ii(i, the Assriiihl;/ conctirrinr;. That wilt Teas.
the Consress of tiie United Suites has passed a
law at the present session of Congress, pro
viding for the allotment in severalty oi the
■valley land to the Indians of the Round Val
ley Indian Reservation,in Mentiocino County,
California, and providing for the reserving of
tx reasonable amount of grazing land for the
use of said Indians, amounting to twelve or
fifteen thousand acres or thereabouts, and
providing for the appointment, of a commis
sion for the faithful execution of the pro
visions of said Act; and whereas, said
commission, in violation of the provis
ions of said Act, intend to reserve and
Bet aside an unreasonable amount of the
grazing lands of said reservation, and a
very much larger amount than is neetssary
for the use of said Indians; and whereas, the
Indians have a large body of fine fanning
Ing land, one-hull or more of which they do
not use, and as the Indians are rapidly de
creasing in number,and they themselves nave
jinphatiially expressed a Ui!e:-iuiuation not
to settle on lands outside of the valley, and
desire only a small i>ortion of the grazing
lands reserved; and whereas, the reserving oi"
the large and unreasonable amount of'the
rrazing lands, as contemplated by the com
mission, would be greatly in excess of what is
letually required, and would be disastrous to
she community and against the interests of
me county und" the State at large; now, there
fore, be it
Jietolved, That the people of the State ol Cal
)forula direct their Senators, and request their
SACRAMENTO DALLY RECOBP-ITyiOJST, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1891.—SIX PAGES.
Representatives in Congress, to wait upon the '
President of tbe United States and the Secro- ■
tary of the Interior, and protest against the
reservlne for the Indians of tiie Hound Valley
Indian Reservation, in Mend<x-ino County,
California, more than twelve or lifteen thou
siind acres of the grazing lands in addition to
the valley laud of i-aid reservation; be it fur
lirxolred. That this joint resolution be com
munlcateti by tbe Governor, by telegraph, to
the senators and Representatives of California
The liill appropriating £10,000 for the
uso of the Secretary at .state for the re
mainder of the fiscal year was called up
by -Mr. Dray from Assembly messages.
The bill was amended In the latter body
by inserting $i,OOO instead of $10,000.
The amendment was concurred in by
THE FILK RESUMED.
S. B. 151, relating to the promotion of
horticultural interests (destruction of
Mr. Ostrom opposed the bill, and Mr.
McComas spoke in ite favor. He said it
was intended to correct deficiencies in
the law enacted two years ago, and was
indorsed by horticulturists throughout
The bill was passed—ayes 27, noes 1.
S. 15.214, relating to the closed season
for salmon and shad fishing.
Mr. Dray moved to amend by limiting
the closed season to the month of August.
Carried, and the bill ordered re-en
S. B. 4JB, to pay tho Assistant Journal
Clerks of the Senate for completing the
journal of the twenty-sixth session.
Passed. . *>
S. 15. f)i, authorizing the transfer of
cemetery' lots by deed. Passed.
S. B. 71, relating to the competency of
and protection for witnesses testifying as
to crimes against the elective franchise.
S. B. 87, relating to the punishment for
fortune telling. Passed.
S. 15. 120, relating to the husband's con
trol and disposition of community prop
erly. Read and ordered re-engrossed.
S. is. I(>7, making train-wrecking a
capital Offense, was passed. It is as fol
Section 1. Any person or persons who shall
unlawfully throw out a switch, remove a mil,
or place any Obstruction on any railroad in
the State of California, With the* intention of
derailing any passenger, freight or other train,
or who sim'.l unlawfully board any passenger
train, with the intention of cobbing the same,
or who shall unlawfully ptaceany dynamite
or other explosive material or any other ob
struction on the track of any railroad In the
State of California, With the intention of
blowing up or derailing any passenger. Freight
or other train, or who shall unlawfully sit
lire to any railroad bridge or trestle over
which any passenger, freight or other train
must i«iss, with the Intent of wrecking said
train, upon conviction shall be adjudged
K'-iilty or felony, and shall be punished with
death or imprisonment 1n the State Prison
for life, at the option of the jury trying the
Se.-tlon 2. This Act shall take effect from
and siller ius passage.
S. B. 90, giving additional powers to the
San Francisco Harbor Commissioners.
Substitute for S. B. 92, providing pen
alties for failure to pay wharfage tolls, or
for making false returns. Passed.
Mr. Sprague, from tho Committee on
Judiciary, reported back S. 15. 57t> (the
boycott bill), recommending its passage.
The Committee on State Prisons report
ed back S. 15. 593, providing for the em
ployment of convict labor on roads at
San Qucntin, recommending its passage.
On motion of Mr. Ostrom, the substi
tute for the, ballot reform bills was made
the special order for Wednesday at 3
BILLS OX SECOND READING.
The following bills were road a second
S. B. 135, relating to estates of deceased
S. 15. G'l, requiring insurance companies
to report to assessors lists of property in
sured by them.
At 4::;o o'clock p. m. tho Senate ad
House, resembled at 10 o'clock, Speaker
Coombs in tho chair. Roll called and
quorum presont. Prayer by the Chaplain,
Approval of tbe journal postponed.
Mr. Phillips ottered the following reso
Wiikhkas, By an Implied understanding,
the member* of this House have constituted
themselves a committee to pass their judg
ment on the merits of the play now In pro
gress at ontvpf our t heaters; and whereas, by
reason of tbe smallness of said theater many
members are unable to obtain admittance to
View the same; be it
RemOved, That the Chairman of the Oom
mittreon Public Morals, who was an Inter
ested spectator at said performance last even
ing, be and is hereby required to report buck
to this douse, at M P. m. this day, a full und
complete report of the proceedings as ob
served by him.
Mr. Hail moved that the Chairman of
the Board of Education bo added to tho
Mr. McCaU moved the resolution be
spread on the minutes. Lost.
Mr. Shanahan moved that the author of
the resolution be immersed in the Sacra
mento River. Lost.
The resolution was unanimously
adopted by the 1 fouse.
Mr. Bledsoe offered two petitions
from citizens of Humboldt County repre
senting property valued at 1700,000, ask
ing that Senator McGownn's bill provid
ing fora Stute Board of Harbor Coniinis
sioiv.rs lor Humboldt Bay bo defeated.
RKPORTH OF COMMITTEES.
The Committee on Commissions an
nounced that it will bo ready to report
some time this week.
The Committee on Commerce and Navi
gation reported favorably upon A. B. Cl 4,
relating to the leasing of wharves, land
ings, etc., under the control of the Harbor
Commissioners. A. R. 000, providing for
j the creation of a Board of Shipping Com
missioners, was reported back without
The Committee on Judiciary reported
favorably S. B. 41, relating to the deposit
of public funds.
The Committees on Finance, County
and Township Boundaries, Ways anil
Means, and Elections and Privileges also
The Committee on Elections and Privi- I
legos reported upon the Brown-Daly con
test, recommending that J. H. Daly be
allowed $2,750 for his expenses.
This committee also recommended, in
a majority report upon the Eakle-Camp
bell contest, that John C. Campbell be al
lowed §.'5,250 for his expenses in the con
test. The minority report recommended
the allowance of §1,744 BS.
The Committee on Ways and Means re
ported back favorably the bill for tho
non-insurance of any State buildings,
except those built ot wood, and it was
made a special order for to-morrow after
the reading of tho journal.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
By Mr. Shanahan—To prevent frauds
upon unsuspecting travelers perpetrated
by unauthorized agents who sell railway
tickets fraudulently. The bill provides
that all authorized agents of transporta
tion companies shall be furnished with
certificates, and any one selling tickets
without such certificates is guilty of mis
The first bill under this head was the
general appropriation bill, reported back
on Monday from the Committee on Ways
and Means with ninety amendments.
Mr. Dibble moved "that the House go
into Committee of the Whole for consid
eration of the bill. Carried.
The clerk read the original bill by sec
tions, reading the committee amend
ments as they occurred. Before the ris
ing of the Committee of the Whole the
larger portion of the bill had been read and
forty-three of tiie ninety amendments
had been adopted.
PRESENT STATUS OF THE BILL.
As the bill stood, on the rising of the
House from Committee of tho Whole, it
is as follows:
For per diem and mileage of Lieuten
ant-Governor and Sqjiatars, ?20,500; per
diem and mileage of As?elnblyinen, $41,
--000; pay of otlicers and clerks of Senate,
$<;,U00; "pay of officers and clerks of the
Assembly, §6,200; contingent expenses of
tho Senate, 812,000; contingent expenses
of the Assembly, §LS,OOO;' salaries of Jus
tices of the Supreme Court, ?»i,000; State's
portion of salaries of Judges of Superior
Courts. 825>7,000; salary of Clerk of the
' Supreme Court, $0,000; salaries of Deputy
I Clerks of the Supreme Court, $18,000; sal-
I ary of Reporter of Decisions of the Su
preme Court, $5,000; salary of Deputy Re
porter of the Decisions of the Supreme
Court, $4,500; salaries ot Secretaries of the
Supreme Court, £9,000; salary of Bailiff
and performing the work of Porters of
Supreme Court, SO,t 00; pay of Porter for
office of Clerk of Supreme Court, 1000!
postage and contingent expenses of Su
preme Court, £50<>; postage and contingent
expenses of Clerk of the Supreme Court,
$700; expenses of Supreme Court, under
Section 47, Code of Civil Procedure, §38,
--000; salary of Stenographer of the Su
preme Court, £0,000; salaries of Supreme
Court Commissioners, &X), 000; salary of
Secretary for Supreme Court Commis
; sioners, £4,800; salary of Governor, $12.
--j 000; salary of Private Secretary to the
I Governor, SS.OOO; salary of Executive Sec
| rotary to tho Governor, §5,200; salary of
: Stenographer to the Governor. $3,200;
pay of Porter to the Governor, JSi,liK.>;
special contingent expenses of Gov
ernor's ofiice (secret service), §5,000; post
ago, expressage, and telegraphing of the
Governor's oflieo, 12,000; salary of Secre
tary of State Board of Examiners, $."5,000;
postage and expressage, State Board of
Examiners, fSOO; salary of Secretary of
State, $0,000; salary of Deputy Secre
tary of State, $4,800; salary of bookkeeper
to Secretary of State, $4,000; salaries of
clerks of Secretary of State, |9,600; pay
of porter to Secretary of State, OpM); pay
of keeper of archives, $4,000; postage, ox
pressure, and telegraphing of Seerotary
of State. $1,000; contingent atid traveling
expenses, Seeretarv of State. Sf>oo; salary
of Controller, jti,O(lO; salary of Deputy
Controller, t;4,*00; salary of bookkeeper
of Controller, $4,000; salary of clerks of
Controller, Sli>,UiX>; pay of porter of Con
troller, $>00; postage, oxprrssage, and
telegraphing of Controller, §700; travel
ing and contingent expenses of Con
troller, £750; salary of Treasurer, 86,000;
salary of Deputy Treasurer, Sl.XitO; sal
ary of bookkeeper of Treasurer, $4,000;
salary of clerk of Treasurer's office, from
January to July of each year, $1,600: sal
aries of watchmen of Treasurer, -$4,800;
pay of porter of Treasurer, I960; postage,
expressage, and contingent expenses of
Treasurer, $800: salary of Attorney-Gen
eral, !*0,000; salary of Deputy Altorney-
Genoral, j4,8<)0; salary of'clerk of Attor
ney-General, $s,£o<;; nay of porter of At
torney-General, $900; postage, expres
sage, and contingent expenses of Attor
ney-General, $750; traveling expenses of
Attorney-General, SI ,0(10; costs and ex
penses of suits wherein the Slate is a
party in interest, $5,000; salary, of Sur
veyor-General, &i,00<); salary of Deputy
Surveyor-General, §4,800; salaries of
clerks of Surveyor-General, $12.ki0; pay
of porter of Surveyor-General, fBOO;
postage and expressage of Surveyor-Gen
eral, fc.-oo; contingent expenses' of Sur
veyor-General, $!i>t); purchase of and
copying maps for Surveyor-General
91,000; traveling expenses ot Surveyor-
General, and Attorney-General, when
engaged in contests between the State
and the United States, in rela
tion to public lands. S*>oo; salary
of Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion, ir'ii.ooo; salary of Deputy Super
intendent of Public Instruction, £4,800;
salary of clerk, Superintendent of Public
Instruction, $3,200; salary of clerical as
sistance in distributing Stato Bchool
books. £3,200; pay of porter. Superintend
ent of Public Instruction, I860; postage
and expressage. Superintendent of Public
Instruction. fl,800; contingent expenses,
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
S2O0; traveling expenses. Superintendent
of Public Instruction, £2,4C0; salary of
State Librarian, £<>,090; salaries of "two
deputies, State Librarian. $7,200; pay of
porter, Stato Librarian. $!,8t>0; salary of
Adjutant-General, §0,000; salary of As
sistant Adjutant-General, $4,nk/;* salary of
clerk for Adjutant-General's Office,s3,2oo;
pay of porter, Adjutant-General, sSMi 1);
postage, «xprossage and telegraphing,
Adjutant-General, 9500; care of Stato Ar
mory, cleaning and transportation of
arms and traveling and contingent ex
penses, Adjutant-General, £1.500; armory
rents and other expenses of the National
Guard, ;«214,!»27; expenses of encampment
of the National Guard, $70,."i20: target
practice, National Guard,97,ooo; purchase
and repairs of uniforms of National
| Guard, S5.000; salary of Superintendent
of State Printing, 18,000: support of state
! Printing Office, including pay of em
ployes, purchusins of supplies, type, ma
chinery, etc, $200,000, not subject to the
provisions of Section 4 oi'this Act; pro
vided, that in the purchase of quantities
of type and printing material, except
power presses, all purchases shall bo
made after advertising and from the low
est responsible bidder, agreeable to Sec
tion 532 of the Political Code; and pro
vided further, that any such bids may bo
rejected in whole or in part; salary of
Secretary of State Board ot Health, £5,000;
traveling and contingent expenses. Slate
Board of Health, &J,000; salary of Insur
ance Commissioner, 8o,000; salary of Dep
uty Insurance Commissioner, s>3.Gof); sal
aries of Railroad Commissioners. £34.000;
salary of Secretary, Railroad Commis
sioners, §4,800; salary of Bailiff) Railroad
Commissioners, §2,400; salary for stenog
rapher for Railroad Commissioners, 81,
--200; ottico rent, Railroad Commissioners,
*2,040; fuel, lights, postage, expressage
and incidental expenses, Railroad Com
missioners, $1,000; traveling expenses
of Railroad Commissioners, and other
persons in their employ, when travel
ing in tho performance of official duties,
Ss<»o; salaries of members of tho State
Board of Equalization, £24,000; salary
of clerk, State Board of Equalization,
S4,SX); pay of porter, State Board of
Equalization, $!Mio; postage, expressage,
telegraphing and contingent expenses,
State Board of Equalization, 31,000;
pay of employes of State Capitol building
anil grounds, 854,300; salary of special
policemen, Capitol grounds, £7,200; salary
of Guardian of Yosemite Valley, $3,000;
traveling expenses of Yosemito Valley
Commissioners, $3,000; traveling ex
penses of State Board of Education. §700;
education and care of deaf, dumb and
blind, ;$8j,000; the support of Homo of
Adult Blind, $50,000; support of Insane
Asylum at Stockton, $415,000; support of
Insano Asylum at Napa. i? 408,800; the
support of the Home for the Care of
Feeble-Minded Children. $85,000; the sup
port of AVhittier Reform School, §00,000;
the support of Insane Asylum at Agnews,
8170,000; transportation of insane, #35,000;
support of State Prison at San Quentin,
j £200,000; support of State Prison at Fol
soin, §240,000; transportation of prisoners,
140,000; support of State Normal School
at San Jose, $50,500: support of Stato Nor
mal School at Los Angeles, $44,000; sup
port of State Normal School at Chico,
£41.000; use of library of San Joso Nor
mal School, §1,000; care of grounds of
State Normal School at San Jose, §3,000;
use of library of Los Angeles Normal
School, ?l,000; care and improvement of
grounds of State Normal School at Los
Angeles, S2.000; use of library and mu
seum of State Normal School at Chico,
$3,000; salary of Commissioner of Labor
Statistics, 84,800; improvement of grounds
Stato Normal School at Chico, §2,000; care
of grounds State Normal School at Chico,
$1,000; furniture State Normal School at
Chico, $1,200; scientific apparatus State
Normal School at Chico, $1,000.
The amendments were adopted without
debate, except in the case of the appropria
tion of $70,520 for expenses of encamp
ments of the National Guard. Mr.
Dibble requested Mr. Phillips to explain
this amendment, as the sum was larger
than for the same purpose heretofore, al
though the whole appropriation for the
National Guard of California is $20,000
less than last term. Mr. Phillips ex
plained that a Division Encampment for
one of the two years for whicn the ap
propriation is made had been deemed
desirable by the authorities, and this sum
was positively necessary in order to en
able companies from remote parts of tho
State to take part in the encampment.
Mr. Clark thought the amount entirely
Mr. Bledsoe moved that the amount of
the appropriation be changed to SOO,OOO.
On Mr. Bledsoe's amendment a lively
discussion ensued. Mr. Clark supported
the amendment and believed that sum
was amply sufficient.
Mr. Garver opposed the larger appro
Messrs. Matlock, Mordecai, Johnson,
Shanahan, and others spoke earnestly of
a division encampment and for the larger
Mr. Bledsoe asked leave to withdraw
his resolution. Granted.
The committee amendment appropri
ating g70,020 was then adopted.
The bills and amendments on this file
were passed until A. 1% (309 was reached,
which was read tho second time. The
bill relates to tho powers of Boards of
Recess till 2 p. m.
The House assembled at 2 o'clock,
Speaker Coombs in the chair, and got di
rectly to work on the second-reading file.
A. B. 185, to create the county of Glenn,
to establish the boundaries thereof, and to
provide for its organization, alter being
temporarily passed on file was read tho
second time and amended on motion of
Mr. Shanalnut, by striking out all after
the enacting clause and substituting sec
tions offered by him.
A. B. 218, relating to boards of health,
was ordered engrossed and to third road
A. B. 19, limiting the time in which an
action to set aside, annul, or vacate tho
charter of any city, city and county, or
town can bo maintained, to six months,
was read, ordered engrossed and to third
S. B. 7, to provide for the completion of
all untinish:;d county, city, city and
county, town, and township buildings,
was ordered engrossed and to third read
A. B. 233, to authorize tho sale of the
site and buildings of the Home for Feeble-
Mindr-d Children, was ordered engrossed.
A. B. 37, relating to the annual pay
ment of fees by minors ; also, relating "to
life membership and to the support of a
State Hospital and Asylum for Miners,
was ordered engrossed.
A. B. (SO4, to give preference to honor
ably discharged Union soldiers upon all
public works and all public departments
of this State, was ordered engrossed.
A. B. 440, relating to the liability of em
ployes, was ordered engrossed.
A. B. 455, to provido for the employ
ment upon public works of honorably
discharged ex-Union soldiers, sailors and
marines of the war; was ordered en
grossed. The reading developed tho fact
that Mr. Clark and Mr. Murphy had in
troduced nearly identical bills, which arc
now both gone to third reading. This
bill was substituted on tile for A. li. 11KI.
which was withdrawn by Mr. Weston.
A. B. 287, to amend Section 0-17 of tho
Penal Code, relating to vagrants, was or
A. B. 596, relating to the assessment ol
property, and the collection of such as
sessments. Ordered engrossed.
[Mr. Doty in the rhair.]
A. B. 588, relating to what was doomed
conclusive presumption, was, by consent,
substituted on the file for A.B. 107, re
lating to tho sale of cigarettes to minors,
and was ordered engrossed.
A. B. 1)92, relating to system of street
improvement bonds. Read the first time.
A. B. 353, to create the county of San
.Tacinto, was substituted for A. B". 375, and
[Speaker Coombs in tho chair.]
A. 15. ti7, for the protection of soa birds
and land birds on the Farallone Islands,
was ordered engrossed.
A. B. .r >24, to authorize tho Fish Com
missioners to import game birds into the
State for propagation, was amended by
striking out the appropriating clause, and
A. B. 270, relative to the appointment
of a State SaniUiry Inspector, was ordered
A. B. 407, relating to public schools,
was ordered engrossed.
A. B. 99, requiring corporations and
persons doing a banking business in this
State to file with the Controller of State
certain statements, was ordered en
A. B. ;3!>, relating to the obligations of
coterminous owners and maintenance of
division fences, was ordered engrossed.
A. B. 520, to establish a State Board of
Insurance, was ordered engrossed.
A, B. ."47, to abolish tho grammar
school course in tho public schools, was
read the third time and passed—ayes 40
A resolution was offered by Mr. Gal
braith providing for an evening session of
tho House at 7 each evening of the re
mainder of the term. It was amended
to enable recess to begin at 4:,'iO p. m., and
A. B. 482, to provide for assistants for
law officers of cities of the fifth class, was
road the third time and passed—ayes 4.J
The House adjourned at 4:30 p. m.
The Committees on Education of the
Senate and House held a joint session
after adjournment yesterday at which t.'ie
pension bill for teachers was considered
Mrs. Mary Prag, head of the department
oi history of the Girl's High School, of
San Francisco, and Cliairman of the Ex
ecutive Committee, appointed by about 400
teachers of San Francisco, appeared be
fore the committees and made an earnest
ploa for the pension, not as a charity, but
as a justly earned reward for service to
tho State and to its future citizens. Mr.
Robertson spoko in behalf of tho idea
but thought tho bill would have to be
State Superintendent Anderson thought
he could trust the Legislature to take care
of the matter.
Senator Britt was strongly in favor of
Mr. Raymond, editor of the State scries
of text-books, presented strong argu
ments why the State, which had vir
tually monopolized the business of edu
cation, and offered moderate stipends
which the teachers could do no other than
accept, owed it to her employes to re
ward long years of service in this way.
Others spoke in favor of the bill. "The
committees will consider the bill in sep
arate session before, reporting.
"Diseases of Eyes, Ears, Throat and
Tho special physicians of the Liebig
World's Dispensary will be at 1007J
Fourth street, Sacramento, February 19th,
anh and 21st, lor the purpose of contract
in? with all desiring to be cured of chronic
A BAD SKIN DISEASE
On Limb 5 Years. Bedridden 3 Years.
Doctors and Medicines Useless.
Cnred by Cutieuro at a Cost of $3 50.
Xow Does Her Own AVork.
A Wonderful Cure.
I must write and tell you of the success I
have had in using the Cutici'ra Ukmedif.-;
I had been troubled for nearly five years with
skin disease In the right limb, and all tin
doctors in this city could do nothing for it. I
tried overything, until at last I thought I
should have to have the limb amputated at
the knee. It m swelled to twice the natural
size, and I eouiil barely hobble around on
crutches. I was in the house, part of the time
bedridiien, for three years, and could not get
out. I happened to look in the newspaper and
sew the Cuticura advertisement, and as n
last resort tried that. I used two bottles of
the Resolvent and three boxes of the Cuti-
CCRA. lam now able todo all my work, both
in house and out of doors, and my limb is as
natural as could possibly be under any cir
cumstances. It is a most wonderful cure. I
had given up hopes of ever being well turuin.
If tliis will benent you, you are welcome to
use It to the best advantage. Any one not
crediting this can ,flnd me by addressing me
at the above-named city.
Mks. HARRIET STICKLER, lowa City, la.
Are the greatest skin cures, blood purifiers,
and humor remedies of modern times. Ccti
cura Resolvent, the new Blood and Skin
Purifier, internally (to cleanse the blood of all
impurities and poisonous elements), and
Cctici'ra, the treat Skin Care.and Cuticpra
Soap, an exquisite Skin Beautiner, externally
(to clear the skin and scalp, and restore the
hair), instantly relieve and speedily cure every
species ot itching, burning, scaly, enwted,
pimply, scrofulous and hereditary diseases
and humors of the skin, scalp and blood, with
loss of hair from infancy to age, from pimples
Sold everywhere. Price, CmcrßA, 50c;
Soap, 25c; Resolvent, SI. Prepared by the
Potter Decg and Chemical Corporation,
*3- Send for "How to Cure Skin Diseases."
G 1 pau't-s."lOillusti-ationsand 100 testimonials.
pniPLES, black-heads, red, rough, chapped
* v* and oily skin cured by Cuticuba Soap.
« ACHING SIDES AND BACK
Hip, Kidney and Uterine Pains and
Weaknesses relieved In one min
nto by the Cutleura. Antl-Pnln
Plaster. The Orst and only pain-
©hmtgcfcr g!«U» for the ifovtae.
There's a shiver in the thought of a cold wave
on the hunt for you; there's another in the fact
that this Clearing Sale of Winter Goods will
soon be of the past (Saturday next last day) and
prices resume their normal condition. There's
an old adage, " Make hay while the sun shines."
Winter goods are always useful and a good in
vestment at any season at 50 or 60 cents on the
From now until the closing of business Satur
day evening the greatest bargains of the winter.
Shirting Flannelettes, in fancy stripes, 8 cents a yard.
Skirting Flannelettes, in fancy stripes, extra heavy, 10 cents a yard.
One lot of Towels, 0 in a package, 22X42-inch size, 62 cents for a package.
Ladies' Lambs-wool Jersey-ribbed Vests, long sleeves, 50 cents. The
same, short sleeves, 40 cents.
Infauts'Jersey-ribbed Vests, neck finished with baby ribbon, 10 cents.
The Daily Dress Goods Story Ik Touched Many Rich Things, hut
There is Much More Untold.
Silk and Wool Plaids, 40 inches wide, the price was 75 cents, but now
39 cents a yanl.
All-wool Plaids, 38 inches wide, reduced to 37}^ cents.
Double-fold Plaid Dress Goods, 10 cents.
Boys' Fine Quality White Merino Undershirts, regular 45 cents, TO-DAY
Bright New Goods Join the Clearing Sale and Go at Reduced Prices.
Boys' Navy Blue Flannel Sailor Suits, ages 3to 12 years. These Suits
arc superior in quality an') make, and special bargains at Si.
Boys' Navy Blue Flannel Sailor Suits, handsomely trimmed, ages 3 to
12 years, 5i 50.
Boys' Navy Blue Sailor Suits, from fine all-wool ladies' cloth, 52 50.
Boys' Combination Kilt Suits, ages zj^ to 5 years, extra well made and
neatly trimmed, £2 50.
At this time of writing rain is falling. You'll
not forget that our RUBBER STOCK is quite
complete, and a clearing price on every piece.
UMBRELLAS—a dozen qualities; closing
C. H. GILMAN,
Red House, Sacramento.
fjjotclsr anJ> Jlcataitx*ant3,
GOLDEN EAGLE HOTEL,
Comer Seventh and X streets.
STRICTLY FIRST-CLASS. FREE 'BUS TO
and from the cuvs.
W. 0. BOWERS, Proprietor.
Corner Seventh and X streets, Sacramento.
STRICTLY FIRST-CLASS. FREE 'BUS
to and from the Cars. B. 15. BKOWN, for
merly of the State House Hotel, Proprietor.
mHE LEADING HOUSE OF SACRA-
X ment«, Cal. Meals, 35 cents. \VM. LAND,
Proprietor. Free 'Bus to and from hotel.
CHEAP FURNISHED ROOMS BY THE
d;vy, week or month.
_J6-tf_ __W. A. CABWELL, Proprietor.
THE SADDLE ROCK~
Restaurant and Oyster House.
T7IIRST-CLASS HOUSE IX EVERY RE-
J; spect. Ladies' dining-room separate. Open
day and night. BUCKMANN & CARKA
GHER, Proprietors. No. 1019 Second street,
between J and X, Sacramento.
Corner X and Fifth ste., Sacramento.
pENTRALLY UX^ATED, AND CONVE
\j nient to all places of amusement. The best
family Hotel in the city. The table always
supplied with the best the market affords.
Street Cars from the depot pass the door every
five minutes. Meals. 25 cents.
C. F. SINGLETON. Proprietor.
MRS. J. W. BOYD
HAS REMOVED HER DRESSMAKING
business from residence to 910 Seventh
•treet, between I and J, where she will be
pleased to meet her patrons and ail others
who desire latest designs and first-class work
in dressmaking. felft-lm
M^rV*OC Stall <1 Treatiso, explaining abso
ft^^T"^./i lute and perfect CtRE without
VTOAnIS«4 momarh ilruncina. forLott Man
Vigor Bad Development, Premature Uecltne, i'uco
Uonal Disonli-rv. Kidney and Bladder lJUcases, eta
i litm IU HUM CO., 1» tut. Flue, bw Tork, XI.
1017 and 1019 Foiinii street, Sacramento.
EMBALMING A SPECIALTY.-GEORQE
H. CLARK, Funeral Director and County
Coroner. Telephone No. 134.
W. J t KAVAHAUGH, Umtetaker.
No. SIS J st.. bot. Fifth and Sixth.
A LWAYS ON HAND A LARGE ASSORT-
J\_ ment or Metallic and Wooden Caskets.
Burial Cases, Coffins and Shrouds furnished.
Coffin orders will receive prompt attention on
short notice and at the lowest rates. Office
open day and night.
Stoves and Ranges
Have ovens ventilated on the right prin
ciple and are superior to
FINE POCKET KNIVES.
Scissors and Razors.
The only complete stock in town
we invite XKsracxxnr of our
6io J STREET,
TN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE
I County of .Sacramento, State of California.
In the matter of the estate of HENRY G.
KAYS, deceased. Pursuaut to an order of
sjiid Superior Court, made on the 10th day of
February, 1891. notice is hereby given that
FRIDAY, the 27th day or February, IS9I, at
10 o'clock a. m. of said day, at the court-room
of said court, at the court-house, in said
County cf .Sacramento, has been appointed as
the time and place for proving the will of said
Henry G. Hays, deceased, and for hearing the
application of iSarah Ann Ha.ys for the issu
ance to her of letters of administration, when
and where any person interested may appear
and contest the same.
Dated February 10, 1891.
gZAXj W. W. RHOADS, Clerk.
By J. F. Doody, Deputy.
J! !.yKYjTABR, J Attorney for the Estate. fel6
Waterhouse & Lester,
Iron, Steel, Cumberland Coal, Wagon
Lumber and Carriage Hardware,
709, 711, 713, 715 J St., Sacramento.
mHE PRELIMINARY COURSE OF LEC
L tures In the Medical Department, of tho
University of California will begin MONDAY,
March 2d, at 9 A. N., at the College building,
Stockton street, near Chestnut, Han Fran
cisco. R. A. McLEAN. M. D., Dean,
603 Merchant Street,
fel4-2w-SW San Francisco.
|tml (Batatc, ©tc,
8 Desirable Fruit Farms
-10 ACRES EACH
Monday, February 23,1891,
At 11 o'clock a. jr., at our salesroom, No.
1015 Fourth street.
EACH TRACT HAS A CHOICE SELEO
tion of bearing Fruit Trees and Table
The Fruit Ridjre obtained its name from
adaptability of the soil to the raising of fruit.
It being deep and sandy loam.
A dwelling and horse-power are upon one
tract; a stable upon another.
It is rarely that an opportunity like thig is
offered to purchasers to secure a small farm
1 with n selected orchard all bearing, purchaser
securing this year's crop.
THE TERMS ARE REASONABLE.
Only ono-tlitrd cash, deferred pay
ments In live annual Installments at T
per cent, interest, purchaser paying
#S~-.T. A. Lnflerty's fine wagonette will leavo
our office on FKIDAY and SATURDAY*
AKTKHXOO.VS at 2 o'clock, carrying thoso
who desire to look at these choice places DO
NOT NKGLKtT TO SKK THEM.
Parties desiring to driveout will take second
lpft hand road on Lower Stockton Road be-'
low Twenty-eighth and V streets.
For farther information apply to
EDWIN K. ALSIP & CO.;
Real Estate Agents. Managers,
Offia^\'o.jois_Fourth St, Sacramento.,
W. P. COLEMAN,
Real Estate Salesroom, 325 J st.,
We have for sale 240 acres of
the old Sargent Ranch, front
ing on Vine street, east of.
Stockton road. This is the
cheapest land adjoining Sac
ramento. THINK OF IT!
$6O PER ACRE FOR 240
ACRES. We only want a
small amount down, balance
at a low rate of interest. |
Look at it or call and we will
take you out.
160 acres near Loomis; good
fruit land; $5O per acre.
MONEY TO LOAN.
P. BQETXm E. A. CROUCH.
GOING! GOING! GOINGf
DO NOT DELAY TILL ALL ARE GONE!
You will regret it if you don't
secure a tract of this rich land,
only four to eight blocks from '
Electric Railway. $240 to $300
Two-acre Tracts, £50 cash, £10 per
Five-acre Tracts, £125 cash, £25
INTEREST, 7 PER CENT. NET.
Warranty deed given when'
one-half of purchase price is
paid and mortgage taken for
balance. Apply to
FLINT & THOMPSON,,
305 J STREET,
Or to M. J. DILLMAN, 1420 0 street, after 6k
___ p. at.
MILLS &T HAWK,v
Real Estate Agents,
301 J STREET, CORNER THIRD,
OFFER A SPLENDID PLACE FOB A
home almost in the city. Four acres, with :
dwelling house, barn, sheds, etc.; windmill,
two wells; situate Thirty-second and T streets,
two blocks from Outhrie's Station, where one
can take steam cars, or five blocks from elec
tric street road; price, 92.200. This Is an op
portunity to get a good home at a very low
_Agonoy Union Insnrance Company.
LAWTON, BARNETT~& CO.]
Insurance, Loans Negotiated, Honses to Rent, Collections.
402 J street, Sacramento, Cal.
Baker & Hamilton,
—IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS OF—
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Agricultural Implements and Machines,
BARBED WIRE, CORDAGE, BELTIXG.
WHICH MENDS KVKRYTHINO—
wood, leather, paper, ivory, glasg, china,
rubber, stone, mcUiU. l>rie-a-brac, I 111 ■lIIMH.
as *ron, solid as a rock.
Price, 15 Cents a Bottle.
CALIFORNIA NEWS COMPANY,
feiMf 535 J STREET.
MANHATTAN LIFE INSURANCE COM
pany of New York desires B local agent
in Sacramento. To one who will give his
whole time, or v good share of it. to the com
pany's interest, and furnish satisfactory M*cr
enci's, agood<'mtnict will t>e made. .Addrc-s
JOHN LANDKUS, Manager, 240 Montgom
ery street, San Francisco. feiS-Tt
"look out for'burglars
—AXD SECUKE THE—
Excelsior Burglar Alarm I
Can be adjusted in a second without tools.
CROUCH Sc L.VTVIAIM.
General Agents, - [Jag-tf] - 511 J street.
A. LOTHHAMMER.^2I NIXTH ST,
mUNINU AND RBPAHEDTO IN ALL ITS
X branches. Pianos and Organs a. specialty,
but like attention given to all musical iu»iru-