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Assemblyman Bruner Charged With
Selling Police Appointments.
Alleged Detective Work by a San Fran
cisco _>. ewspaper Reporter —
Eruncr Denies It All.
■ Tlio citizens of Sacramento, as well as
the visiting members of the Legislature,
were thrown into a state of intense ex
citement yesterday, the causo being the
publication in one of the San Francisco
newspapers—the Examiner —of a sensa
tional story to the elfcct that Assembly
man Elwood Bruner, of Sacramento, had
accepted a bribe of $400 in return for his
services in securing a place on the San
Francisco police force for an individual
supposed to be named Stoley.
Mr. Bruner, it will be remembered, in
troduced the bill to increase the San Fran
cisco police force, and, the newspaper
mentioned says, that in exchange for this
work he was promised a number of ap
pointments on the force, and that he bar
tered these appointments at §400 each.
Till: CHABCHIS IN DETAIL.
The San Francisco journal states that
a man named Jones, alleged to be Mr.
Bruner's agent, was found oil'ering posi
tions on the police force for sale.and that a
reporter made the acquaintance of Jones
and ottered to buy one of the positions for
a friend named Stoley.
A report of tho interview between
Jones and the reporter is given as fol
"You sec," he commenced, "I'm a great
friend of Lieutenant-Governor Roddick,
and did a great deal during the campaign
to get him elected. Consequently when
tho new Legislature went in Reddiek
created a position for me in the House as
a bill clerk at _& a day, besides what 1
could make, and 1 tell you the salary was
nothing compared with what I used to
getct out of it in other ways.
"Well, when I was up in Sacramento I
cot onto the ropes pretty well, and know
how things are done.
"The Senators and the Assemblymen
are all working for 'stuff'—that's'what
they're there for. Now, you know there
is a new bill passed, which was signed by
the Governor the other day, giving
Boards ol Supervisors in cities of the
first, second, third and fourth classes dis
cretionary power in the appointment of
policemen at the rate of ono man to every
600 of the population. This will give
San Francisco about 200 additional
policemen. The maker of the biil
has control of six appointments, and
1 can get you one or moro <of these for
The reporter said he thought tho figure
very reasonable, and told Jones that he
had a friend who wanted to get on tho
force aud for whom he would readily put
"Very well," went on Jones. "The
thing has to be done through a friend of
mine in Sacramento, who works the
scheme out for the Assemblyman. You
see, 1 had a couple of fellows ready to
take up to Sacramento the other day to
put through, and when everything was
ready and wo were about to" leave they
found that they couldn't raise the 'stuff'
and tiie thing it'll through. But see here.
Here is a telegram I received from my
friend tolling ns to come vp—that every
' tiling was all right."
AN ENOOUBA-Ora TELEGRAM.
Mr. Jones then drew from his pocket a
telegram, which read as follows:
BacRAKEKTO, February 24,1891.
Zb Louis Jones, tits Mission street, San Fran
cisco, Cal.: The party says it goes for two.
Four hundred. Come up to-morrow and
bring stun. ijick.
"Now. this shows that the thing is dead
sure, and if you like to go up with me on
Monday we can get your friend in uni
form and on the streets in less than
twenty-four hours. All 1 have to do is
to introduce you to my friend and we
will then go together to the Assembly
man, and the thing can be tixed iii five
minutes. If you are not perfectly satis
fied with what the Assemblyman will
give you, why you needn't turn over the
money. He has the appointment of six
men altogether. He can get two on now to
fill vacancies, and four more a little later.
when the Supervisors vote for an In
crease, and if you havo another friend
you'd like to get on the force on the same
conditions, why we may as well put the
two through together."
SATISFIED WITH ONE.
The reporter said that one appointment
was all he cared about at present, but
would let him know if he heard of an
other person anxious to get on llie force.
An appointment was then mado to meet
on the following Monday at the corner of
California and Montgomery streets, when
it was understood the reporter was to
have the "stutf" and Jones would be pre
pared to accompany him to Sacramento
and work out the scheme with "Dick"
and the Assemblymen. Jones stated that
be had influence with the railroad people
and would secure a couple of passes.
At 1:30 o'clock on Monday afternoon
last the reporter met Jones at the place
appointed, and the latter in order, as he
explained it. that everything should go
without a hitch, sent a dispatch to "Dick"
in Sacramento, informing him that "he
had tho party with the stun'," and asking
whether they should come on. This done
the two went to the Crocker-Woolworth
National Bank, and the reporter laid
$400 in gold before the receiving teller and
asked for a certificate of deposit for that
"That's tho stuff that makes tho mare
go! Jehosaphat, doesn't it make a fel
low hungry," enthusiastically remarked
The reporter replied that it did, and
opined that some people got lots of money
very easily without working for it. while
others worked hard and secured very
After they left the bank, so the story
goo*, they had another talk.
"During the last campaign," went on
Jones, "Del Yalle, who is a Native Son,
came up here and got a great reception,
and everybody thought he was going to
poll a big vote. After he went away my
friend Reddiek came to me and asked me
ifi couldn't suggest someway to counter
act this influence. I told him I was
pretty near a Native Son myself and
would turn in and see what I could do for
biin. I then went among the Native
Sons, and what I did may be judged
from the fact that Reddiek ran away
ahead of his ticket on election day."
"'Wonderful." said the reporter.
"Well, yon see," continued the man of
influence, "it was in recognition of this
that Keddick created the position of Bill j
Clerk for me."
"Po you know of any other appoint
mems being made similar to the one you
aro getting ior my friend?" asked there
_ "<iood gracious, yes. But the thing is !
done so smoothly that no one knows
the first tiling about it until the men ap- I
pear on the street in uniform. I may SS I
well tell you that it's Assemblyman
Bruner of Sacramento that is doing the
work for us. But for God's sake don't 1
mention this to anyone." The reporter
said he wouldn't.
"Bruner, yon see," he went on, "is the
maker of this bill, and he showed mv
friend a letter from several of the Police
Commissioners here guaranteeing him
six appointments, and possibly eight, if
the hill went through. That ought to be i
straight enough, and you may be suro I
wouldn't be monkeying with this thing
unless I knew it was dead right."
A TBIP TO SACRAMENTO.
The story then goes on to the effect that
Jones and tiie reporter arranged to leave
for Sacramento on Tuesday. Jones had '
his brother with him when they met, but
did not have the railroad passes he was
so confident of getting. Jones said every
thing was '-working lovely," and in sub
stantiation of this he showed a telegram
which he said he bad just received. It
Sacramento. March 3,1591.
Louis Jones, fjan Francisco, Oil.: Will call.
It goes. Come up to-night and bring doe.
"Doc," it was explained, meant moucy,
and it would be useless to go up to the
city without it. Jones the second, whose
first name was afterward* ascertained to
be Daniel, suggested that the reporter had
better go back to the bank and get the
deposit certificate changed to one for J2OQ,
so that the other half could \xi taken Dp
in cash, as there was a certain "divy" to
be made, and it would be hard lo get
the certificate cashed unless there was
someone there who could "identify" the
The reDorter said he would see about it,
and an arrangement was made whereby
Daniel Jones was to accompany the re
porter to Sacramento-to do the "busi
ness,'' and the two were to meet at tho
ticket oilice of the Oakland ferry at 4:1.3
that afternoon for that purpose.
When the train arrives at Sacramento
"Dick" was on the platform ready to re
ceive Daniel and the man with a friend
who wanted to purchase a place on the
San Francisco police force.
"Did ho come?" was "Dick's" first
"Yes, here he is," was Daniel's reply.
He motioned with his head to the reporter
to follow, and the three boarded tho elec
tric streot car. It was then that Daniel
Jones introduced the- Sacramento man to
the reporter as Mr. Richard Belau
THE MKETING WITH IJIU'X Kit.
Walking down the corridor, the trio are
alleged to have passed Mr. Bruner, who
was with several other gentlemen.
"That's Bruner,!' s-.-.id ISelau. hurriedly,
to the reporter, ami then turning sharply,
shouted to his distinguished friend: "Are
you coming back?"
"In a minute," replied the statesman,
and ho disappeared with his friend
through a side door in the corridor.
"He's gone into the library, let's follow
him," said Belau; and the three at once
retraced their steps and made for the
library by way of the public entrance.
Once there the reporter was conducted to
one of the alcoves antl jvqmste.i t.> bo
seated until the Assemblyman could be
secured. Daniel and Dick then went out
and the newspaper man was left alone
for about five minute;-. Then Helau re
turned, rubbing his hands, and evidently
well satisfied with something that hall
just taken place, and seating himself op
posite the reporter at the small table used
in the alcoves ofthe library, said:
"It's all right. Have you got *the
"Let me see it."
The reporter produced the certificate of
deposit and handed it to him.
"Ah, a certificate," lie said. "That's all
ri^ht," after examining it critically.
"Now, I suppose you understand Low
this tiling is. Mr. Bruner is a very prom
inent man here. In fact, one of tho lead
ers. Whatever lie says goes. This po
lice bill was put through by him, and lie
and some others v. ho assisted in rustling
it have been guaranteed, a certain number
of appointments. Of course it wouldn't
do for the public to know this, so be very
careful and not mention a word about if.
As you know, his figure is $400, but it
wouldn't do for you to pay him the money
in his hand, so you will just give it to me
and I'll hand it over."
188 I.KTTKK OF RECOMMENDATION.
A few minutes later, continues the story,
Mr. Brunei- put in an appearance in the
library and was introduced to the Exam
iner man. After some conversation Mr.
Bruner sat down ton table and wrote a
letter to the San Francisco Police Com
missioners as follow>:
Kac.-amk.xto, February 3,1891.
To the Police Commissioners ofßom Francisco—
Dear Sirs: I very much desire tliat you
would appoint -Mr. Thomas Stoley upon'the
police force of your city.
lie is a man of good habits, a Qtorongta Be
publlcan and am satisfied would give entire
satisfaction. Very respectfully,
It is stated further that as Bruner was
signing his name to tiie letter, Belau came
forward and asked the reporter to "sign
that thing." The reporter thereupon in
dorsed the certificate.
While the reporter was reading over
this precious document Brunei- took from
his purse two twenty-dollar and one ton
dollar gold pieces and from his pocket a
small wad of paper bills.
"Now, let me see if I've got money
enough to square this business with," he
said, aud proceeded to count his money.
Belau then came forward and put out
his hand for the certificate, and when the
reporter handed it to him he went
straight to Bruner with it. The two ex
changed a few hurried words in a sort of
half-whisper, ami then the three left the
alcove for tho maiu part of the library.
During all the talk no evidence was pro
duced to prove tliat Brunei- had any
guilty arrangement with the Police Com
missioners, nor did he claim that he had
any idea of what he was doing.
BKCXKK DENIES IT.
Ho Promise*. Al.so, to Maku Somo In
terestintir statements To-Day.
Assemblyman Bruner appeared to be
in his usual good humor yesterday and
did not seem to be at all worried over the
affair. He laughed and joked with Ids
friends and acquaintances about it, and
assured them that he "would come out
all right," and that "there was lots of fun
A Eei-oko-Union reporter interviewed
tl'.e Sacramento Assemblyman in the
afternoon and endeavored' to get a state
ment from him. '
"Xo," said Mr. Rruner, "I do not con
sider it proper that I should make any
detailed statement of the matter before I
do so in the Assembly chamber.
"You can say. though," he continued,
"that I will absolutely and positively ex
pose this whole thing, and 1 ask mv
friends just to wait for my statement. It
will be given at the proper time and r.i
tho proper place—and that will be in the
Assembly chamber to-morrow. I prom
ise to expose one of the most damnable
plots that was ever heard tell of. In
stead of this being their [the Examine)**]
play, it was mine. I intend, also, io give
my attention to another matter which
will be rather sensational."
"Butyou willsay whether or not you
are guilty ofthe charges?" asked the re
"Why, certainly," was the reply. "I
deny tiie accusations absolutely ami posi
tively, and I will expose the whoi" plot
But, there, now—thai is all I will* say.
now, I will make a complete statement
EQUAL SUFFRAGE BILL.
A Woman Expresses Her Thankfulness
for the Senate's Action.
Ens. Record-Union : When the equal
suffrage bill passed the Senate, I won
dered in my mind if any oncof those who
voted in its favor realized how much their
simple "I," so carelessly spoken, meant
to the women of this State. The action of
to-day's Senate in sustaining the vote of
Wednesday on the equal suffrage bill,
will carry on telegraphic wings glad tid
ings to many thousands of anxious wait
ingiy women, not onlj- in California, but
in all parts of the nation. And whiie tho
thanks, the blessings and the prayers of
thousands of noble women aro being
borne on waves of thought to ihe Senate
of this State, the faces of perhaps the ma
jority of the women of this Republic are
"turned towards California, and with
Stifled breath, and hearts that almost for- '
get to beat, arc listening to hear the final
decision of tho precious measure, which.
if carried, will enfranchise the women of
this Golden State.
Ji:nxik Phelps Pckvis.
Sacrstmento, March 5,. 1891.
New England Dinner.
The Women's Christian Temperance
Union gave a Xew England dinner at
their rooms on X street, between Fifth
and Sixth, yesterday afternoon, and
many persons enjoyed a hearty meal.
— . __^ __—
Ah Ling was convicted of petit larceny
in the Police Court yesterday and sen
tenced to sixty days in the County Jail.
Michael Hayes and John Dough were
fined $2 50 each for getting drunk.
Louis Caffaro. proprietor of Roiua Hotel,
will giveagi-and opening at his new saloon,
corner Second and J streets, Saturday even
ing, March 7th. *
SACRAMENTO DAILY BECORP-IjyiOy, FKIDAY, MABCH 6, 1891.—SIX PAGES.
The Senate Holds to Its Position in |
Favor of Woman Suffrage,
Senators Carpenter and Preston Pny
Eloquent Tributes to Woman,
Bnt Voto Differently.
S,_cr.AM_.NTo, Thursday, Mar. 5,1891.
The Senato met at 10 o'clock a. m.,
Lieutenant-Governor Roddick in the
chair. Roll called, and quorum present.
Prayer by tho Chaplain. Reading of the
journal dispensed with.
Mr. DeLong oli'ered a resolution pro
viding that tiie deficiency bills on the lilo
bo considered cases of urgency and placed
on their passage. So ordered.
Mr. Everett called up his motion to re
consider tho vote whereby tho woman
suffrage bill was passed on the preceding
day. A call of the Senate was ordered.
and Messrs. Britt and Mead were found
io be the only Senators absent without
When tlio former was brought before
the bar of the Senate Mr. Bailey moved
thai ho bo excused, provided ho would
promise to vote agaiust reconsidering the
vote. Without giving such promise the
Senator was finally excused.
A Iter considerable delay, and Mr, Mead
not having been found, tbe call was dis
pensed with, and business resumed.
_ Mr. Carpenter addressed the Senate on
(he quostion of woman suffrago, sneaking
in favor of the bill. Ho delivered an elo
j quent tribute to womanhood, and ridi-
I cti.e.i the argument that woman would be
contaminated by going to tbo polls. .!•■
hoped to see lite day when the ballot
i would not be considered merely a priv
ilege, but its use (lie noblest aud highest j
duty ofa citizen. Women could not'be
degraded by attending the polls, for had
they not visited tho prisons and hospitals
o;i missions of mercy, where they had i
met men not always of the highest char
act- r, and who ever heard of one of these
angels of mercy having been contami
nated? Woman, in he;- noblest efforts
for the elevation of her sex, and the good
of mankind, could perform no higher
nor nobler duty than in voting to frame
laws for tbe benefit of mankind, she is
I intellectually the equal of man, and
j morally as high above him as heaven is
j above the earth. Some men did not want
i women to voto because the intrigues of
I bosses and scandals ofthe ballot-boxes
j would be at an end whenever woman
ascends the tin-one of citizenship.
The gentleman's remarks wero greotcd
Mr. Preston addressed the Senate at
length against the bill in favoringjthe mo
tion to reconsider, lie said the advo
cates of woman suffrage would make it
appear that they alone espoused the cause
of woman—that they only are the advo
cates of her rightful privileges and social
prerogatives. They had spnkon of hor
intellectual qualifications, her property
rights, her social prerogatives, of her in
fluence in the purification of politics; of
her heroic and self-sacrificing deeds of
mercy on the battlefield, and her efforts
to relieve and reform the unfortunate and
the degraded. They of the opposite side
ofthe question didn't yield to their oppo
nents one iota in a due appreciation of
thoso admirable qualities aud noble mo
tives that prompt woman to those deeds
lof heroism, mercy and reformation. He
I ventured to assert that no one had a
higher appreciation of that moral courage,
intelligent action and heroic fortitude that
has prompted woman to engage in
these acts of mercy than himself, and
that no one placed a greater value
on those indefinable charms that consti
tute the crowning glory of trod woman
hood thai: he. !t was because of his
reverence for the mother's self-sacrificing
devotion; the sister's unsuspecting oonfi
l dence; the wife's restraining affection,
I and the daughter's trustful faith—it was
because of these hallowed relations that
! lie lifted his voice and cast bis voto in op- ;
| position to the bill. It was because he
would not subject them to the blighting !
I influences of political intrigue, and the
corrupting associations of political
I ambition, that he desired to lift his voice
I and cast liis vote in favor of preserving :
i in woman that indefinable charm which, j
once lost, is never regained. The advo- '
cates of tliis bill had asked of their op- !
ponents if walking up to a ballot-box
and depositing a ballot on election day
would corrupt a woman, lie answered,
.:._• qulvocally, no. It was not the ballot, !
but political intrigue, inordinate political i
ambition, the corrupting influences to
which the unprincipled politicians resort
to carry their measures, that made the
' measure objectionable His own experi
ence, as well as his observation, con
vinced him that influences corrupting
!to men could not be otherwise
; than corrupting to woman, lie had
i been in politics more or less for
j the last twenty years, and was
! confided! that the politicians with whom
he had mingled and the political influ
ences to winch he had been subjected
were not worse than the politicians and I
political influences of other sections of
this State, hud yet he was constrained to
admit that the tendency had been to de
grade rather than to elevate his own
moral standing. In admitting that much
of himself he was certain that there were
many of his honorable colleagues who, if
i the truth were told, would make like
i confessions. The associations of political
life were of such a character that no hon-
I orablo man would wish that his wife, I
sister or daughter should be subjected to \
■ them. If it be true tliat woman by her !
; presence may exert some influence to
| ward purifying the ballot, it was equally
true that she may become the viccim of !
political intrigue, and lose that good I
name which is the immediate jewel of
j her soul. To invest women with tho bal- I
lot would be to subject her to the poliii- |
: cal influences and methods which the
; ballot carries with it. Kor these reasons, !
I he felt it ids duty to himself, to .his priii- j
ciples, and to his onfagnedly high regard j
for all that is pure, admirable, ennobling
and holy in true womanhood, to oppose
the passage of the bill. [Applause.]
* In the roll-call on reconsideration there I
were 20 ayes to 15 noes, and the (.'hair
ruled that the motion was lost, on the
ground that it required as many votes- to
reconsider the vote on a bill as it did to
pass it—namely, a majority of all the
members of tho Senate.
Mr. Britt appealed from the decision or
Mr. DeLong upheld the ruling, and Mr.
Seawell argued that it was wrong; He
claimed that a motion to reconsider a
vote was a purely parliamentary matter,
and did not come under the rules govern
ing the passage of bills.
There was some (hither debate on tlio
subject between .Messrs. McGowan, Pres
ton, Crandall, Dray, and others. Mr.
Goucher stoutly supported the ruling of
the (hair, which he held to be strictly in
accordance with the silent but no less
potent rule of the Constitution.
By a vote of 24 ayes to 12 noes the decis
! ion of the Chair was sustained, and the !
Senate refused to reconsider the vote cast j
on the passage of the bill, at which there
was considerable applause on tbe part of
the ladies and other friends of the meas
Mr. Crandall offered a resolution re
quiring the clerks of the Judiciary Com
mittee to prepare a list of Senate and
Assembly bills that are identical in char
acter, with the histories of the same.
Assembly messages coming up for con
sideration, a conference committee con
sisting of Messrs. Carpenter, Crandall
and Seawell was appointed on the As
sembly's amendments to S. B. 19, relat
ing to chattel mortgages.
Ou motion of Mr. DeLong the roll was
called and each Senator was allowed to
call up one bill to be placed on the special
Recess till 2 p. m.
On reassembling (President pro tern.
Fraser in the chair), the Senate took up
tho special tile of Assembly bills, under
the joint rule.
A. B. OH, relating to municipal organi
zations ofthe fifth class. Passed.
A. B. 110, authorizing the incurring of
indebtedness by municipal organizations
for certain purposes. Passed on file.
A. IJ. l(! r to prevent the sale of intoxi
cating liquors to cliildivn under 18 years
of age. Passed.
A. B, :-iol, relating to life, health, acci
dent and annuity insurance. Passed.
A. 15. 584, declaring Petaluma Kiver a
public way, Passed.
A. J\. "219, relating to judgment and or
ders in cases of contempt and appeals
A. li. 896, amending the incorporation
Act of San Jose. Read second tiuie.
A. B. 238, relating to Hoards of Health
and Health Oflicers. Passed.
A. B. 745, relating to the incurring of
indebtedness by municipal corporations.
A. 15. 400, to pay the costs of certain
suits in which the State is a party.
TIIK UROENf'Y nr.E.
A. B. 079, relative to the duties ofmem
b-rs of the State Board of Examiners.
A. Is.'s 411, 117, 425, 709, 4R3, f>23. 007 and
424, and s. B.s ood, iw, 663, G64 and 085—
deficiency bills appropriating small sums
ol money—were all passed.
The Senate reconsidered the passage of
S. P.. 371, providing for certain improve
ments at the Stockton Insane Asylum, in
order tliat the title might be corrected.
:-'. P». 212, fixing the rate of tare on baled
hops at two per cent, ofthe weight of the
bale for the cloth and other materials used
in baling. Passed.
S. j.. .'it's, to prohibit the adulteration of
beer ami other malt liquors. Bead
■•< cond time, amended, and ordered en
.Vt 5 o'clock p, m. Mr. Dray moved to
THK MT'UPIIY COXTKST.
The Committee on Contingent Ex
penses reported back the resolution offered
some two weeks ago by Mr. Goucher,
allowing P. J. Murphy the sum of $1,000
ior expenses incurred in his contest for
the seat hold by J. 11. Mahoney, with an
amendment providing that Mr. Murphy
shall, on receiving the said sum, file an
acquittance with the state Treasurer of
all clairfis against !he State growing out
of such contest.
As thus amended, the resolution was
adopted—ayes 20, noes 5.
8.15. 597, empowering persons having
claims against tho state, cities or counties
to sue for the same. Passed.
s. 15. 482, creating the county of River
side, was taken up at 5:20 o'clock, and a
motion to adjourn was lost.
A lo;jg wrangle ensued over points of
order, and finally the roll was called on
the Question of considering the bill at
that time. There being more objections
thereto, the biil was refused considera
Mr. Sprague moved that it be made the
special order for 11 a. m. on Friday. Car
At 5:40 r. m. the Senate adjourned.
_ [The Assembly stood adjourned vester
ciay, out of respect to the memory "of the
late United States Senator Hearst.]
This and to-morrow evenings at the
Metropolitan Theater, W. J. < Mlmore's
New York Opera Company will present
the spectacular comic opera "The Sea
King." The troupe is a very large one,
and includes in the leadership Mark
Smith, 11. E. Graham, Frank A. Howard
Thomas 11. Pusse and Kitty Hill, Mamie
Cnbi and Kate Gilbert, with a chorus of
forty and increased orchestra. Tiie cos
tumes arc by liaron de Grimm, anil the
scenery byMacder and Schaeffer. The
opera met with a flattering reception by
the critics and public of Xew York and
Philadelphia, it bving particularly well
received in the former city, where at
Palmer's Theater it nearly ran all lastaum
mer. "The Sea King" is in three acts
Music by Richard Staid, and the libretto
by Webster C. Pulton. The scene of the
opera is laid in Spain, the period of action
being the latter part ofthe thirteenth cen
tury. "The Sea Kins" is the principal
character. His throne has been usurped
by Don Bambnla, and he supports him
self by smuggling. "The Bea King" is Im
pelled to both honor and render handsome
all witii whom he associates. Bambula
has a niece, Dolores, a beftuty, ami pro
poses, to let Mateo,the Sea King, marry
her, if he will confer a tine personal ap
pearaneeon himself, Bambula being de-
SiroUß of beauty, so tha! Uosita, a villus i
belle, will wed him. Bambula is really
his niece to somebody else. The opera is
full of intrigues, captives and smuggler's
caves. Disaster alter disaster overtake
Bambula, who finally gives up the strug
gle for a wife. He at last succumbs to tiie
inevitable, and acknowledges Mateo as
his son-in-law. Mateo permits Bambula
to reign on condition that he never again
attempts to get a wife, and, with tho
finale, sails away with his beautiful bride
in the ship of the Sea King.
At tho .Metropolitan Theater Monday
and Tuesday evenings next, Manager
Hall will present the company now play
ing in San Francisco in the comedy "A
Barrel of Money." The San Francisco
Bulletin of Tuesday last said of the com
pany and comedy: "There is a great va
riety of entertainment in 'A Barrel of
Money.' The loading people Introduce
themselves with a son... which winds up
with a dance. The first act is mostly oc
cupied in this way. The audience settle
down to a feeling that they havo been in
vite;! fo a variety show, and are taking
the situation with more or less good
humor when the thread of the story will
be caught up and continued until some of
the actors step forward and perform a
song and dance, lv the •second act a dude
comes on the stage alone and sjn^-s a
character song, and as he proceeds the
company drop in, one by one, and tho
song becomes a duet, then quartet, and
dually a cnorus.
"There are several clever specialists in
the company, among whom ari , ,;,.. v .; ( .
Lmmett and Will H. Kelmlc V de-'
scriptive song by Miss Emmett in the
second act won a round of applause. The
lady is a sprightly soubrette, but passes
with Cneiiity from that kind of work to
lurid melodrama. The sensational scene
of the play is where the iron mill is at
work, aud characters arc gliding in and
out in search ofthe barrel of money that
the villain is trying to steal. 'Koxy' finds
hereoll suddenly in tho villain's powe
and, after a fierce struggle, allows herself
to be laid on the band of a revolving
wheel, with an excellent prospect of be"
liur drawn in between the band and the
wheel. Pieces of this character are not to
be taken seriously. All they purport to
be is a vehicle of amusement."
Julian Magnus, manager of the Marie
Wainnght Company, now in San Fran
cisco, is in the city. He says Miss Wain
right will present here "Twelfth Nieht"
and "The Honeymoon." '
Whether on pleasure bent or business
should take on every trip a bottle of
.? WV' "fV ils ll _ ■■_• moßt Pleasantly
and effectually on the kidneys, liver and
bowels, preventing fevers, headaches and
other tonus of sickness. For sale in 50e
ami .jljiottles by all leading druggists
GUTIIRIE-In this city, March 4th Walt-r
John, only son of Henr.- A. and \mclia
truthrie, a native ot Baeramento city a"cd
4 years. 8 months and y days. " =
A«- wnxaetai private.
C.'M.i.-in this city, Marcli sth. Fred Goll a
"mi sU.tav5 U.tavV r"1:ll'y ' aged 31 years, 3months
4»* Funeral notice hereafter. *
When Baby -rag sick, yre gave her Castoria,
When she km a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Mfas, she clung to Castoria,
Whea oho bad Children, she rare them C actoria.
(Change** fpaUw for QUlnatoch, Snbitt & ©a.
TO-DAY, AT 9:30 A. M.
Special sale of Men's and Ladies' Umbrellas, in 26 and 28
inch sizes, good, strong frames, ebonized handles and
fancy gilt aiid oxidized caps.' Price, 70 cents.
SATURDAY, AT p: 3 o A. M.,
SPECIAL SALE IN NOTION DEPARTMENT
Turkish Toilet Soap, good quality and perfumed. Price,
3 cents a cake.
Clothes Brushes, solid hardwood backs, seven inches long.
Price, 9 cents each.
Open-face Imported Xiekel Watches. Swiss movements, and
good time-keepers. Price, $2 40.
\ MILLINERY OPENING. V
NEXT MONDAY, March 9 th, will be
the occasion of our ANNUAL SPRING
OPENING OF MILLINERY. The display.
will be very large, and comprises the latest
and choicest things to be found in the
leading markets of the country.
Displays will also be made of new
Fancy Goods, Dress Goods, Jackets,
Blouses, etc., making the occasion one of
Weinstock, Lubin & Co.
400 to 412 X street. Sacramento.
Ml LLIWteF.Y"-- OPENftsIQ
French Pattern Bonnets,
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, March ii and 1,
TO WHICH YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED, AT
MRS. M. A. PEALER'S,
621 and 623 J St., Sacramento, Cal.
TIME LEVEE: B_R.EjPs.PCSI
And serious consequences are feared, but all should re
member that the cheapest and best bargains in
Spring Lines of Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Gaps, Furnishing Goods, Etc,
—Can be obtained at the great—
Mechanical Store, 414 X Street.
4-ply Linen Cuffs, ioc per pair. 4-ply Linen Collars, 5c each.
ALL STYLES AM) SIZES.
___ H. MARKS, PROPRIETOR.
v ",*S^ >'£:'§RRB&e35 — W» r. coyes* * TLmmW qsg? •%\*W
when me. wind blows your
*|!||&-.}j fire..*" Is useless ho Hre yourself
w^j/g^Abou* half of your toil can be
j «Il_s^&avoidBd by itie use of S&p@U&
It doesn't make us tired to tell about the merits of SAPOWO. Thousands
of women iv the United States thank us every hour of theu: lives for having
told them of SAPOLIO.
Its use saves many weary hours of toil in house-cleaning.
BEWARE OP IMITATIONS,
Grocers often substitute cheaper goods for SAPOLIOto make a better profit
Send back such articles, and insist upon having just what you ordered.
ENOCH MORGAN'S* SONS CO.. NEW YORK.
Wtilii&BßffiiJfi- ELY'S CREAM BALM-f>anw_ tbe Na al |j&3^ «C73H
rn^___^ I'agaagex, A. 1..y-i i-n..ii and Inflnmmatlon, IL_li)3Vja»^ ***•=• 'xTyiXj
Sglr r>or<s, Kcxtorea Yaßte and Smell, and ':ir,'H_Hf*^*'^TA!R?;VQl
"KLUNE' "est" FLOBERG,"
TTTATCHMAKEBfI AND JEWELERS. 42.1 .1 BTBSET, BETWEEN I'OITKTH AND
>> Kiltli, dealers In WATCHES, JEWELRY and DIAMONDS. REPAIRING in all IU
brandies v sptoiulty. umK-r Mr. Floi*;rg. Agnnts li»r ROCKKORD WATCH COMI'ANY.
LEADING JEWELER OF SACRAMENTO, AGENT FOR PATEK, PHILIPPE <fc
CO.'S WATCHES—best iv the world. Sign of the Town Clock, No. 315 J Street,
Alain Office—Second gtrcet, L and M. Tard—Front and R streets, Sacramento.
OUR NEW STOCK fc Wl A_ HAND MD
OPEN FOX INSPECTION.
WE OFFER A SPECIAL LINE OF
Novelties in Sew Designs and Colorings
Not to be Found Elsewhere.
«3» Riper Hanging and Decorating by skill,
ed workmen at reasonable ratoa.
Whittier, Fuller & Co.,
j.olonnd_lolB Second street. s!7-tf
H.S. CROCKER &Ca
SOS and 210 J Streot,
The Leading Stationers, Printers
Agents for Caligraph Type
Writer and Supplies.
MANUFACTURERS OF BLANK BOOKS.
Baker & Hamilton,
—iirroitTKßs axd joaaaiffl ov—
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Agricultural Implements and Macliines,
RARBED WIRE, CORDAGE, BELTING,
IF" YOU WANT
The Finest and Freshest Box of Candy
In the city, you can be accommodated at
NO. 810 J STREET.
Celebrated Xew York Ico Cream and
The Sweetest and Best.
Mr £*b mm '?^.— '^/T^Sk.
THE: CA.F>IT J\ l_ HAM.
Llndley <fe Co.. Saemmonto.
And the Lowest Prices Always
Flftli and X Streets.
A new selected stock of
Immense Reduction Sales
For the Next 30 Days!
FINE TAILORING AXD PERFECT FlT
ting Baits nt moderate prices. All gar
ments mr.di by the best white labor hero.
Patronize home industry. Please call at
600 J Street, Corner Sixth.
C. EH MANN,
Wholesale and Retail Dealerln
Fancy id Staple Groceries,
PRODUCE AID GRAIN COMMISSION MERCHAHT,
AND DEALER IN
FOREIGN aud DOMESTIC FRUITS
1028 and 1030 J Street.
JUT- Goods Delivered Froo of Clmrge.
A Kentneky Colonel 50 cents
The Woman of fire 50 cent.!
Balzac's Droll Stories 50 cents
I'assion 25 cents
In Darkest Kngland S3 cents
iiop-aiiie.o.i.. 50 cents
His La-t ration 25 cents
Sent postpaid on receipt of price.
CALIFORNIA NEWS CO., 525 J Street.
N. li. -Orders solicited forany paperorbook
Under capital Hotsl, cor. seventli art X sts.
J. S. O'CALLAGHAN, Proprlotor,
* GENT FOR FRENCH TANSY WAFERS.
/_. lor the relief and cure of painful and
irregular menses. They are safe and sure.
A SURE OTRE FOR THE LIQUOR AND
OPIUM HABITS. The East India cure for
theno habits can be given without patient's
knowledge, and is the only known specillc for
tin-purpose. Not iNJUiuoua. 'iolT-tf
HAMMER'S SIYCM* OF TAR
"or Coughs one! Colds.
A SPEEDY AND RELIAIJLJ: CUKE.
Fourth and X streets and all Sacramento
druggists. jal :5-.;m
"NO HUMBUG," SCENTS
"Spnnlsh Ulossiom," 1(> Cent-*.
TIIE BEST 5 AND 10-CENT CIGAR EVER
PLACED ON TIIK MARKET.
Dealer in Cigara and Tobacco, No. B*2o IC St.
FRIEND & TERRY
MAIN YARD AND OFFICE 1310 SEfV
ond si reet Branch Yard, Corner Twelftli
and J streets.
Waterhouse & Lester,
Iron, Steel, Cumberland Coal, Wagon
Lumber and Carriage Hardware.
TOO, 7 11,71:;, 715 J St.. Sncminento.
CAUTION AGAINST FEAITD.
XN TIIK MATTER OF IHE ESTATE OV
Thomas Horrigan, deoenaed, now pending
in the Probate Ooort, no anal account has ever
been made nor no linal settlement as yet.
MARORET HARiUGAN, executrix and ad