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STILL IN MYSTERY.
No Light Yet Shed Upon the Contents
ofthe Basket.
The Joint Lezlslative Committee ITenrs
Testimony, But the Paper Scraps
Not Opened.
The joint committee of the Senate and
Assembly appointed to investigate the
matter of certain scraps of paper found in
a waste-basket in the State Library,
wiiich were reported to contain evidences
of transactions supposed to implicate
members of the Assembly in some way
damaging to their standing as members
of that body, met last evening.
Chairman Voorhies called the commit
tee to order and explained the purpose of
the meeting.
Assemblyman Dibble asked tbe com
mittee to permit E. F. Saloman to repre
sent him, as he fk .sired to attend the ses
sion of the Assembly.
Tho request wa** granted, and Colonel
J. P. Jackson wars permitted to represent
. Hon. C. N. Felton. F. M. Stone ap
• peared as representative for _____ H. De
Young, and John S. Davis appeared on
behalf of Gr. G. Ulanchard.
Chairman Voorhies said tbe particular
duty of the comr.uittee would be to ar
-1 tinge the torn papers in such manner
that tlieir contents might be readable.
Attorney-General Jlart appeared with
the papers sealed in a package. He said
the papers wero delivered to him by a
committee of citizen s, including Senators
and Assemblymen.. Tlie papers hrul
been carefully sealei 1, and were now laid
before tho committee in the shape in
which they were giyon to him. He con
! sidered that he would not liave done his
duty had he allowed any person to ex
amine or handle tho papers before deliv
ering them to a properly constituted com
mittee of the Senate and Assembly. So
far as he was concern*-*!, so far as the per
sons said to be mi] »lieated were con
cerned, as well as the Legislature and the
people ofthe State, he desired to say that
a full and impartial examination of the
papers be had. If anj- person or persons
should be found to bo implicated in any
dishonorable traiisacuon, tho truth
should be known —<mo guilty person
should escape.
On the suggestion of Mr. Crandall, At
torney-General Hart aud W. S. Leake,
Deputy State Librarian, were sworn. Tiie
latter examined the sen led package, and
testilied that, to the best of his knowledge
and belief, the packagi? had not been
opened since it was left in the possession
of the Attorney-GeneraL
Mr. Hart testilied that the contents of
the package were placed iv his charge by
tbe gentlemen whom he found in the
State Library. The papers were sealtrd
in the presence of Mr. Lea '*_c and himself.
Tliey then went to tlie (ioveruor's office
and requested him to lukxs possession of
the package. The Governor's Private
Secretary took the packager, placed it in
his sale and receipted to witness for it.
The package then before the committee
was the one delivered to S jcretary Hig
gins.
In reply to a question by General Salo
man, Mr. Hart said lie wa.s on his way to
the Governor's oflice, on Tuesday morn
ing, when a young man informed him
tliat h^ was wanted in the .Slate Library.
Me went tbere, and in the Librarian's
private office some one remarked to him
tliat some Important pap..*r>s had been
found. There were present M. M. Estee,
Senators IKwock and McGovian, Assem
blyman Burt, YV. S. Leake, I>. M. Hums
and, he believed, some others, but in a
few minutes several other ge_ Ulemen ar
rived.
STATEMKXT OF MR. LRUiE.
Mr. Leake was asked about rt.he finding
ofthe scraps of paper, and he aadd he lirst
saw tbem *>n a desk in the pri -rate office,
where he had gone to get an envelope, in
. Company witb Librarian Pterkins. It
a;i.s not an unusual thing to fit;td bits of
paper about the oflice. The fragments
were in witness' way and he was about to
lemove them. Mr. Kstee, who liad come
i nto the room just after Mr. Peri-ins went
out. asked witness if he was not. destroy
ing something tliat he should not, and
called his attention to certain ii ; rures on
the papers, and also to a paper that
seemed to have inclosed a money package
of .11.1*00. Mr. F.stee asked wariness to
telephone tor Colonel Burns. Several |
ot.ier gentlemen soon OHM in, rind the
slips of paper on the desk, others on the
fldor, and some in the waste basket, were
gathered up by them. Witness s.i-shed it
understood that he had not paid s*.ny nar
tic liar attention to the papers uuril'Mr.
Esjtea called his attention to them. When
. tbe parties arrived for whom |__r. Estee
had sent, witness retired from the room.
M r. Leake further testified tliat __'.ssem
blyiiien Dibble and Marion had oo mpied
the room liefore he went in. He ki lew of
no person having been in the offico after
these gentlemen left before himse'r_f, nor
before they were there, liefore they oc
cupied the office no scraps of paper* had
been reft on his desk. Mr. Dibble -risked
witness for the use of the office, ii_i.ltwit
ness rrsked:
"Well. Judge, do you expect to ustke a
Senator to-day?"
"I do not know," replied Mr. DE'.ible,
"I am expecting a gentleman here piretty
soon, aud we are to do a little figuring."
Witness said that Librarian Perkins
and himself entered the oflice just as Mr.
Dibble und Mr. Marion went out. They
had been there nearly an hour. Mr. Per
kins soon went out, and Mr. Estee enter
ed. Tim latter had been in the hah it of
remaining in the private office for some
time each day since the balloting for Sen
ator couinienowJ.
"Witneirs did not see Mr. Estee lieur the ;
desk beflire he (Leake) began removing
the scrap**, of paper from his desk. Mr.
Estee, att>>r casually looking at tbe papers,
suggested to witness not to destroy ttumi.
"Witness did not know who sent forthe
Senators and Assemblymen who soon
came into the office. Mr. Estee was maw
ing about the room when he called wit
ness' attention to the papers. Senators
Heacock a*id McGowan were among the
tirst to arrive. As soon as those present
began to examine the papers and disciwss
them, witness lett the room.
Mr. Leake was then examined by ihe
Attorney-General, and said he generally
irrived 'at the library about 9 o'clot-k.
He said he found the office in gooff con
dition when he lirst entered the looia,
and he did not notice any scraps of paper
about. It vrat. about 9 o'clock when Mr.
Dibble arrived. Witness was in the of
fice until Mr. Marion arrived, and wit
ness went out. The fragments of paper,
afterward found on the desk, were not
there when witness left the room. Shortly
afterward he wished to go to the tele
phone, in the private othce, but found
the door locked.
Witness said he knew of no person
having a key to the hall-door of the pri
vate room, except Mr. Bledsoe, who had
been doing some writing there on Mon
day night. Tbe janitress enters ihe room
bvthe main door.
'Mr. Leake was cross-examined at
length by members of the committee and
attorneys reptesenting Senatorial candi
dates, but nothing material in addition to
the above was elicited.
HI.N IK.VI. hart's stort.
At the conclusion of Mr. Leake's testi
mony Attorney-General Hart asked to
lie allowed to resume his statement, and
explained the manner in which the-sei-aps
-werre nlaecd into envelopes aud the puck
'p scaled. As the papers were being
e-Uhered up some were found on the lioor
and others in the waste basket.
Mr Leake said that when Mr. Estee
spoke to him about the scraps of paper he
made some allusion to ata ly-list V\ _t
ness'had been keeping g^ *tbetal-
lots for Senator, at Mr. l-stee s request.
M. M. -ESTKE CALl*_*-I>.
Morris M. Estee was the next witness.
H S that when he went into the li
brar^ office on Tuesday ggj* *£
.pake «.-*.<_ there alone. Ho trustee) hatl
b"un%hehabr?of using the office daily
«_Sce the balloting for Senator eoni
_£iiced If? Leake bad been saving lor
him each day's roll-calls lor Senator. As
he (witness) approached Leake's desk he
saw some scraps of a roll-call, and re
marked : "Sani, you've torn up my roll
call!" Mr. Leake replied he had not,
and witness then began to examine the
papers, and found a piece of brown ma*
nila paper with the figures &500 on it, also
a piece of paper such as is used to inclose
greenbacks, with the figures "3-16," rep
resenting the month and date. There
were other wrappers with the figures
$1,000, $2,500 and $500.
Witness asked Mr. Leake who had
been in the office, and he replied that
Judge Dibble and another gentleman had
been there. Witness then sent for D. M.
Burns, Senators Heacock and McGowan
and others. After examining the papers
and consulting about them, Mr. Burns
sent for Mr. Dibble, but his interview
with tho latter was not in the library
office. Tho desire to have the Attorney
(ienenil called seemed to be unanimous.
There were scraps of a roll-call among
the papers, the one to which witness had
already referred.
Mr. Estee said there was no talk, that
he knew of, of any crime having been
committed, but he believed the papers
were turned over to the Attorney-Gen
eral for such use as he might see fit to
make of them. He (Estee) had made no
charges against anyone in connection
with the matter. Neither himself nor
any friend of his, so far as he knew, had
ever had a key to the private door of the
library.
To Mr. Craudall witness said he did
not think any paper., were taken from
the basket before the gentlemen arrived.
The reason they were sent for wa.s that
Judge Dibble, who was Mr. Eelton's
friend, had just occupied the room, and
the papers found tbere indicated that
money had been used for some purpose,
and ho confessed that—when be saw
dollar-marks on the wrappers—it o. corred
to him that they might have reference to
the use of money in tho Senatorial con
test, although he never lielieved that Mr.
Felton had himself used money to aid in
securing his election.
To Oeneral Hart witness stated that be
had not used a dollar iti his own behalf,
nor had any person for him, to his knowl
edge; furthermore, he had no knowledge
of money having been used or promised
In behalf of any other candidate for tho
Setiatorship.
To Colonel Jackson witness said ho
could not say why Mr. Felton was sent
for, unless it was that Mr. De Young was
out of the contest. He did not then be
lieve, nor does he now, that either Mr.
Felton or Mr. Dc Young had used money,
or authorized its use, in Iheir behalf, and
wished it understood that be was not
there as a prosecuting witness in this mat
ter.
During nil this time the mysterious
package of scraps had remained sealed
on the table before the committee, and
several persons remarked, sott'o aote, that
perhaps all the testimony taken might
prove to have been useless'when the con
tents we made known.
The committee decided, when Mr.
Estee had concluded his testimony, to
open the package. When this was done
a number of sealed envelopes were found
within, with a memorandum showing
that tho scraps had been sealed in the
presence of Senators Heacock, McGowan
and Preston, Assemblymen Hurt and
McCall, Speaker Coombs, Colonel D. M.
l.urns, M. M. Estee and Attorney-Gen
eral Hart.
It was suggested by some member of
the committee that the envelopes be not
opened until morning, which suggestion
Mr. Saloman com hatted, claiming that
it was only just to Judge Dibblo and Mr.
Marion that the contents be mado known
at once, as their names had been used in
connection with the affair in a way to re
llect upon their integrity.
Attorney-General Hart stated to tho
committee that the envelopes contained
probably two hundred scraps of paper,
and it would be a difficult matter, under
the most favorable conditions, to match
and paste them together so that they can
be read. The committee surely could not
do it then and there, and he advised that
the work be put off until morning.
This suggestion was finally adopted,
and the committee adjourned until 8:30
o'clock this morning.
m- —
DISSATISFIED HARNESS-MAKERS.
An Alleged Reduction of Pay Causes
tho Trouble.
There is trouble brewing between the
harness and saddle-makers employed by
A. A. Van Voorhies, and their employer.
According to the statement of one of
the employes of the establishment, the
men were lately told that they would I>e
paid by piece work, instead of receiving
a regular salary, and they made no ob
jection, but a few days ago they received
another reduction in the price of piece
work, which they did not think was
proper. Of the sevonty-fivo harness
makers, about liften have quit work, and
five of the fifteen saddle-makers have re
fused to labor at the reduced rates.
Others are threatening to leave, and to
night there will be a meeting by the har
liiss-makers for the phrpose of forming a
union. A general strike may be the re
sult.
NOT COLLAPSED.
Mr. Felter Says the Works at Carbon-
dale aro All Kisht.
The statement that the Carbondale en
terprise had collapsed has considerably
exercised tho stockholders, most of whom
are Sacramentans.
"Thero is no truth whatever in the
assertion," said W. R. Felter to a Rec
ord-Union reporter last night. "Now I
think I can explain how this story came !
to get afloat. The old Carbondale Coal,
Brick and Sewer-pipe Company, through
mismanagement, got iuto some trouble.
A new company was organized the tirst
of this year under the name of the Car-j
bond-dc Coal, Land anrl Improvement
Company, and this company took charge
of the plant and paid off all the old cor
poration's bills. Tne enterprise is now
m a flourishing condition as Sacramento
will find out when it begins to reap the
benefits pretty soon."
BRIEF NOTES.
The river marked 20 feet __ inches yes
terday afternoon.
There will be an "owl" party at Y. ____,
I. Hall to-morrow evening.
An orange special often cars went East
yesterday over the Central Pacific road.
The ladies of Sumner Relief Corps give
a cascarone party at Granger's Hall this
evening, and it promises to be a very
novel affair.
m-
Morrisey and Mulholland.
To-night at the Clunie Opera House the
much-talked-of glove contest between
James Morrisey, of this city, and George
; Mulholland, of Australia, takes place.
I Both are light-weights, and are very
evenly matched as regards skill, reach,
etc. Morrisey has defeated all comers in
his class in Sacramento, while Mulhol
land has made a good record both in
Australia and this country. Itis under
stood that both men are after the large
j end of the purse, and an unusually good
contest will no doubt be the result.
«.
Democratic Caucus.
There was a joint caucus of the Demo
cratic members of the Legislature last
evening to consider the course to be pur
sued by them in the mture of the Sena
atorial contest. It is said that several
propositions were suggested and debated,
bin that no conclusion was arrived at,
! and another caucus will be held to-day.
I The Democrats say they are getting tired.
To Have a Deputyship.
It is said that E. W. Maslin, late Secre
tary to the State Board of Equalization,
will soon be appointed to a deputyship in
the State Library.
Electric Railroad.
Notice—M-street cars will carry red flacs
and red headlights. Color of cars will not in
dicate which street they rnn on. L. I_. Lewis,
Manager. *
i
Wait for Paul Schoen, piano tuner, of Oak
land, at Hammer's, 820 J, lsioi every month.*
Ka ye your boots and shoes repaired at Sl7
X street. Lowest prices. •
SACRAMEKTO DAILY PiECOXIP-trSTKyS,, THUHSDAY, MATtCH 19, 1891.—SIX PAGES.
Something About the Reorganized
Undine Boat Ciub.
Reminiscences of Olden Times—Getting
Ready for tho Racing Season—A
New Boat-House.
About ten years ago the Undine Boat
Club of this city was recognized as the
foremost society and athletic organiza
tion in Sacramento, and its members were
composed of the aristocracy of the town.
The club had its boats aud boat-house on
the river and many a merry hour was
spent in the enjoyable and healthful
sport of rowing. Afternoons in spring
and summer and moonlight evenings
found scores of young Indies and gentle
men gathered on the river bank watching
the shells and barges race up and down
the stream amid the songs of the merry
crews.
But after a time, for some unexplained
reason, the interest began to die out, the
boats were seldom launched from the
house, and finally the club was almost
entirely forgotten.
Tba boat-house at the foot of I street
collapsed several months ago, and the
news of its wreck seemed to
RECALL PLEASANT MKMOr.IES,
And to arouse the old-time interest. The
members began to recite the exploits and
adventures they used to indulge in when
tho club was in it.s prime, _fud the enthu
siasm with which the stories were told
grew to be contagious and seized upon a
number of the younger men, whose ages
at the present time compare with those of
tho old Undines when the club nour
ished.
A few months ago an organization was
effected and a President, Secretary, Treas
urer, Captain, three Lieutenants; and
other officers were elected, and the
membership has been steadily on the in
crease, until at the present timo it num
bers about forty-five. Thu new club was
given the possession of tho old barge
"Undine" and one or two other boats lit
for use, aud it immediately secured sev
eral additional "water-cutters" and es
tablished headquarters about -"100 feet
abovo the bridge, on the Yolo side of the
river. The. boats are at present kept in
the cellar of a house on the brink, but it is
tho intention of the club to build shortly
a handsome boat-house on a lloat.
By invitation of one ofthe club mem
bers a ltKc-oun-UxioN reporter visited
the place yesterday where the apparatus
is kept, and was shown the several boats.
The largest the club has is a plunger
presented by W. A. Anderson, J. J. Ket
gan, J. I). Young and other gentlemen,
v. ho used it as a pleasure boat. It is
about iii feet in length and 8 feet in beam.
It is the intention of the club to have the
plunger placed in good repair, and it will
then be utilized as a "starter" ih the
racing season. A small-sized cannon
will be mounted on the bow.
THK OLD "UNDINE."
The barge "Undine" is moored in tho
river and will be overhauled. It can seat
ten rowers antl nearly as many more
persons in the bow and stern.
The lap-streak barge and pleasure boat
is in good condition, and gaudily painted
in the colors of the club, blue and white.
It is35 feet in length and _._ feet in width
at the center. To v many the word
"barge" would probably be misleading.
In this sense it does not mean a boat
shaped in any manner like the ordinary
large square low barges, which are seen
on the river, but a long, narrow boat
generally about fifteen times as long as it
is wide.
The only racing barge in the possession
of the club is one of the lap-streak pat
tern, of cedar wood, forty feet long, about
two aud a half feet wide, and provided
with sliding seats. It is manned by four
rowers, and rests very low in the "water.
This boat will be repaired, aud another
like it is to be purchased at a cost of about
£-00.
Besides these, the club has a canvas
canoe and some single and double wher
ries and shells, all in excellent condition.
One ofthe shells is about forty feet long
and ono and a half foot beam.
About thirty oars, straight and spoon
shaped, are also the property of the club.
The members are privileged to use the
boats whenever they choose, and many
take advantage of the opportunity on
holidays and Sunday afternoons.
The club will have crews formed by
next Fourth of July, and endeavor to in
duce the Celebration Committee to offer
prizes for a regatta. The Stockton and
San Fraucisco clubs will no doubt be
willing to contest iv some of tlie races.
It Closes Its Season in Style at Turner
Hall.
Turner Hall was nover so prettily dec
orated as it was last evening, the occa
sion being the closing party of the Club
of Fifty. The decorations were of Japan
ese style and most artistically arranged
about the hall. There were banners,
lanterns, fans, parasols and other designs
so placed as to appear to the best ad
vantage and to give a most pleasing effect.
The benches around the hall were re
moved, and substituted by elegant up
holstered sofas, reclining and rocking
chairs. Colorod globes surrounded the
electric lights and illumined the hall
with a faint reddish tinge of light. The
musicians, eight in number, were hidden
from view in a bower of palms, ever
greens and potted plants, and altogether
the scene was onchantiug.
Ten dances,given every other Wednes
day evening, constituted the season ofthe
club, which has been a most successful
one. The Floor Director last evening was
Granville C Freeman, and the managers
Will 11. Devlin, Fred. F. Broich, L. E. C.
Jordan and John C. lng, Jr. Those pres
ent were : Misses Grace Hatch, Jennie B.
Conn, Florence Burnett, Lena Danis,
Ella Danis, Katie McGivney, Mabel
Lyon, Martha lng, Mary Jones, Mary A.
<;ilkey, Annie* K. Mier, Louise Broich,
May Drew, Josie Flye, Annie Stanley,
Nellie Gray, Nellie Stanley, Minnie Wit
tenbrock, Alaye Conley, L. Bullock, So
phie Jones, K. Cavanaugh, Lillie B. Cut
ler, Mamie l'ettit, Kuby Brown, Miss
Conley, Miss Boss, Josie Drew, Nettio
Cantrell, Mabel Boyd, Alice Halev, Ade
iaide Youug, Bertio Howe, Louise K.
Strachauer, Emma Kunz, Louise Briggs,
Etta Freeman, Lucy Jones, Ora Tracy,
Emma Fritsch, Lizzie Fritseh, Miss
Skelton, Anna Coglan, Penelope
Murphy, Maggie Murphy, Edith
Flye, Emma Ehmann, Miss Paine,
Ida May. Miss Luce, Kittie Wit
tenbrock, Lucy Gett, Bertie Arnold,
Emily Ebert, Addie Stevens, Bertha
Ebert, Lottie Stevens, Effie Stanley, Mr.
and Mrs. C. Sf. Post, Mrs. R A. Lyon,
Mrs. McJineny, Mrs. C. M. Coglan, Mrs.
Charles E. Flye, Mrs. D. It. Flye, Mrs.
Paine, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Olvev Mrs. J.
B. Conn, Mrs. B. Howe, Mr. and Mrs. E.
G. Ebert, Mrs. Stanley, Mrs. J. W. Mil
lies, Mrs. I. M. Gill, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Metlar, Mrs. J. M. Kelly, Mrs. S. Spen
cer, Mr. and Mrs. H. 1). Sill, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Front, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hill, Mr. and
Mrs. Wesley Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
S. King, Mrs. Nath. Webb. Mrs. W. B.
Freeman, Mrs. G. T. Witham and daugh
ter, Mrs. John C. Ing, Jr., Mrs. J. W.
<;eoslin, Mrs. W. C. Hevener, Mrs. W\
BL Doau, Mrs. J. E. Rowe, Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Travis, and Messrs. E. M. At
kinson, H. P. Brown, F. Broich. ___,
Breuner, C. Brockway, G. Burnett, F.
Collins, C. B. Conn, J. T. Cooper, Dr. G.
B. Clow E. H. Cutter, G. H. Cutter. C.
Daly, W. H. Devlin, W. J. Elder, F.
Edinger, G. E. Ebert, G. C. Freeman,
C. Fothringham, H. Feldhusen. G.
Friehette, J. Gray, J. W. Gecslin,
R. Greer, F. H. Grider, G. Green, C. R.
Hayford, L. K. Hammer, O. A. Hoyt, W.
C. Hovener, H. Hornlein, J. C. Ing, J. C,
Jones, L. E. Jordan, G. W. Kramer, W.
E. Kleinsorge, G. Lavenson, F. A. Lyon,
C. S. Luce, C. McCleery, C. B. Martin, J.
W. Milnes, W. J. Meier, J. A. Moynihan,
A. B. Moran, L.W. Niekell, H. E. Owner,
PHOENIX LIKE.
CLUB OF FIFTY.
E.olney,R. H.Quinn.W.M. Rose. F.Roth,
J. E. Rowe, J. Skelton, ii. Sherman, W.
Sayres, E. Stevens, H. L. Sarchett, C. M.
Spaulding, A. Stoll, E. W. Sim, A. C.
Tracy, P. Todhunter, C. Tanquarv, C. F.
Trout, J. Travis, F. Webb, 11. A. Will
iams, H. Wood, R. L. T-Wt, J. G. Mar
tine, Samuel Hendricks and Nap. Will
iams.
ANOTHER PIONEER GONE.
Abraham Sites, tlie Veteran Hotel
Clerk, Is Dead.
Abraham Sites, the well-known and
popular day clerk of the Golden Eagle
Hotel, died in his apartments at the hotel
yesterday.
Mr. Sites was 75 years of age, and had
lived in California since 1860. He entered
the employ of D. E. Callahan, at tho
opening of the Golden Eagle, and has pre
sided over the register there ever sinee—
about thirty years. He was well known
to, and much thought of by, the traveling
public on account of his courteous and
affable ways, and leaves a wide circle of
lriends.
Deceased leaves a son, Corwin K. Sites,
who was formerly Deputy County Re
corder of this county, hut is now Auditor
at Rapid City, South Dakota. Tho wife
of the deceased died several years ago.
The funeral will take place to-morrow.
Mr. Sites was ill only a few days, and his
death was unexpected.
A Depraved Mother.
Mrs. Crosby, a woman who is addicted
to strong drink, and who has three small,
helpless children to care for, was brought
to the City Prison last evening for shel
ter. As stated in these columns several
days ago, the woman was turned out of
the shanty she had been living in be
cause of non-payment of rent. She is not
a tit guardian for tho children, and Police
Captain Lee stated last night that an ef
fort would be made to have the little
ones cared foi- at the orphan asylum.
«.
"Mystic Krewe."
The "Mystic Krewe" of the Capital
City Rebekah Degree Lodge, I. O. O. P.,
gives an entertainment and dance to
morrow evening at Turner Hall. Among
the features will he a costume drill by
the "krewe," tableaux, living statuary,
etc.
Fruit Trees at Auction.
On Saturday \\\ h. Sherbnrn will sell
at auction a surplus stock of fruit trees
and ornamental plants, trom tin 1 Rose
Spring .Nurseries, of Roseville, Placer
County. The sale will take place at 1003
Third street, between J and K.
Preservation of Sutter's Fort.
The Sutter Fort Trustees receutly ap
pointed by Governor Markham had an
informal talk in District Attorney Ryan's
office yesterday about their plans, and
then went out and inspected tho old
structure.
"Butch" on Deck Again.
"Butch" Van Tine was arrested again
yesterday. He went into the Popular
Restaurant, ate a bounteous meal and
laughed at tiio proprietor when asked for
puy. Ho was charged with petty lar
ceny.
Boycott Case Dismissed.
Tho injunction suit of McClatchy A Co.
vs. McKay—better known as the "boy
cott" case—w.is dismissed by Superior
Judge Catlin yesterday, on "motion of
counsel for the plaintiff.
Has the Right to Vote.
There is a Federal law which provides
that any idien of the age of 21 and up
ward who has served in the United States
army and been honorably discharged
therefrom may become a citizen on his
petition without any previous declaration
of Intentions, provided he has resided in
the country at least a year previous to his
application, and is of good moral char
acter. [This gives him tho right to vote,
subject, of course, to the State regulations
retrnding duration of residence in State,
city, precinct, etc., to which all voters,
native or foreign born, must conform.
Millinery Opening.
To-day the grund spring opening of Moore
& McGrath will be inaugurated. Extensive
nrr.tngeuie'.its are being made for the occa
sion, and the Mnest designs and novelties will
be on exhibition. An invitation is extended
to all. 420 J street. *
The Opening.
For the benefit of thos.* who wish to inspect
our spring goods, our atoreraill remain open
to-morrow evening, but no goods will be sold.
Moore & McGrath, 420 J street. *
(...NTs' fino shoes made to order for S5 and
SCat 817 X street. *
Labies' fine shoes made to order for §5 and
$Gat 817 X street. *
DIED.
MANLOVE-In Brighton, at his old home,
March 17th, Dr. W in. S. Manlove. a native
of Petersburg, Va., ii^td CO y*.i_rs, 3 months
and 8 days. (San Francisco papers please
copy.) *
*»"-Friends and acquaintances arc respect
fully invited to attend tho funeral, from
his late residence, Thursday. March 19th, at
10 a. m.; thence to St. Paul's Shnrch, where
funeral services will be held about 12
o'clock. *
BITES—In this city, March ISth, A. Sites, a
native of Ohio, aged 71 years. 7 months and
io days.
♦m-I* riends am invited to attend the
funeral, rrom Clark's undertaking parlors,
to-morrow (Friday j at lo A. li.
GEER—In this city. March ISth, Margaret
Geer, mother of Mrs. O. H. P. Tanqiiary,
grandmother ot Harvey Earton, Mrs. W. S.
Sorvoss, Sirs. Eva Myrick aud Walter,
Charles, liurtt and Nellie Tanquury.a native
of Ohio, aged 77 yeais.
*o-Reuiains cmi be viewed at her late
residence. 1412 Third street, to-day from
Bto 10 i*. m. Remains will br> shipped to
Millville, Shasta County, at 12:00 for inter
ment. „
CRAWFORD—In this city, March ISth,
Rufus Warren Cri-wford. a native of Cali
fornia, aged 19 years.
'spSria'^
ONE JS-JVJOYSa
Both the method and result* when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it iarpleasant
and refreshing to the taste„ and acts
gently yet promptly on tire Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand v.iU pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it Do notfaccept any
Bubstitute.
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
BAN FHANCIBJQ. CAU
lOUIBVIIU, Ktr / \ EW U IORKt „. r .
©hangefc gaily fov JJLict.i&tocU, gubin & (80.
Best for Three Dollars.
Ligh-weight Stiff Pelt Hats for Men, in a handsome shade of
tan, heavy silk bands and white satin linings, $>3.
In appearance and durability these compare favorably with
many higher priced lines.
i i i ■ 111 — _..__■,__.
Imported Dress Ginghams.
"^L ■•- The Latest Novelties in Fine Scotch
fro/l^oß.- Zephyrs can now be totind in our Do
-^-!___s_r- * =s* mestic Department. Rich Silk Striped
-*i_Hfe_ff^ "' Zephyrs in beautiful tints. Ask to see
s!^°~Sa^f?S^£_=*-^— them, l'rice, 50 cents per yard.
—Z^*******^ ■2-!^^__L = , About one hundred and twenty styles
5^ in Novelty Striped and Plaid Scotch Ging
___»'lams 'n new > desirable colorings, at 25
—^ «*Jr-^B^ An infinite variety of the best
"--"*; standard makes of American Dress
Ginghams in fast colors and new designs, at izV. cents per yard.
A choice line of Summer Outing Flannels, closely resembing our
finer grades of French Flannels in style and pattern, at 14 cents per
yard.
Shirting Prints, reliable makes only, in neat patterns, suitable
for Bays' Waists, Sacques, Wrappers, etc., 10 cents and 12% cents
per yard.
Natural Wool Underwear for Men's wear between seasons, at
£1 per garment Fine, Soft and Pure Wool.
The changing from heavy to light Underwear is often a danger
ous thing, and there is no doubt much sickness can be prevented by
wearing medium-weight goods like the above between seasons.
Small shapes, deep scollops and a _>*-*•^V__
profusion of fluffy trimmings are the main
characteristics in the new styles of Para- fc^u- i—^-^
sols. We show a very large collection of =\h==::=:::=^a'
such, in Silk Laces and Mulls, at pricesfS<Hp*^r§?-*MH \%T?
ranging from $5 to £12 50 for the novelties. J.--^***^^ ts^4i_s ________
=___. _____= 'H^^gi?
The new narrow Gimps for Dress w» \\^^ycv r
Trimming, in black jet, black silk tinsel and fancy braids. Also rich
braids with jewel trimmings.
Prince Albert Coats and Vests of heavy Twill, so soft and heavy"l
as not to wear glossy; Hat binding; £25 .
The Stylish Double-breasted Vests of Rich, Dark Brocades for
young men, $b 50, £7 50, >'8 50. First-class goods in even- respect.
Plain Gray Cassimere Suits, Prince Albert Coats. Price, £15.
These Suits are All-wool, and suitable for young or middle-aged men.

Weinstock, Lubin & Co.
400 to 412 X street, Sacramento.
STRAW GOODS!
The Finest Line of Straw Goods ever shown
in Sacramento.
TIIAT WILL SURPRISE MX
A beautiful Black Leghorn Flat for $1. Call and
see them at
MRS. M. A. PEALER'S,
621 and 623 J St., Sacramento, Cal.
TO DRESS WELL
Is more the result of good judgment and taste than
the mere lavish of money. Our new stock of
SPRING CLOTHING
Is adapted to fill the wants of those who, having
slender incomes, still desire to make their appear
ance creditable. We are unapproachable in
STYLE, QUALITY, PRICE.
MECHANICAL CLOTHING STORE, 414 X Street,
H. MARKS, PROPRIETOR.
Furniture
411-413 X St., Sacramento. j ry . __^. .. —_, _1_
' Wall Papkii of All, Kikds. Send fob N. s r^_l ____ X_) <_^ La. ,
Pkice List. JL
i^LTjr-isrE & flobergT
WATCHMAKERS AND JEWELERS, 428 J STREET, BETWEEN FOURTH AND
Fifth, dealers In WATCHES, JEWELRY and DIAMONDS. REPAIRING ln nil Its
, brandies a specialty, under Mr. Floberg. Agents for ROCKFORD WATCH COMPANY.
. _&a_. wachhorot7
LEADING JEWELER OF SACRAMENTO, AGENT FOR PATEK, PHILIPPE <_
CO.'S WATCHES-best In the world. Sign of the Town Clock, No. 315 J Street,
Sacramento.
MAIN OFFICE—Second street, L and M. YARD—Front and R streets, Sacramento.
TreeslTrees!
J. X. BOGUE,
Of Marysville, has the finest
stock of
RRUIT :-: TREES
Ever brought to Sacramento.
NURSERY, SECOND STREET, NEAR
depot—first Nursery from I street, ad
joining Reed __ Co.'s. These Trees are periectly
free from scale and TRUE TO LABEL. Call
aud examine.
_jmrla-lm J. B. NICKERSON, Agent.
JURGEN LUTERS,
(Successor to H. WITTPEN),
GENERAL' TRUCKMAN.
LEAVE ORDERS AT RESIDENCE, 916
Twelfth street, between I and J, Sacra
mento. Ail kind:! of hauling promptly at
tended to. feil-lm
A. MEISTER,
CARRIAGES, VICTORIAS, PHAETONS,
Buggies and Spring Wagons.
010, 912, 914 Ninth St., Sacramento.
BERLIN,
The Standard Trotting Stallion,
HA" PRODUCED MORE FAST TROTTERS
than any other horse that ever stood in
Sacramento, as can be proved. This is his
last season here, as he ls engaged to go south
after this year. Now is your time to breed,
l-'or particulars inquire of
H. a BEALS,
mrl-U 1213 F street, or at the Park.
STONE MASON.
pEMENT AND ARTIFICIAL WALKS
\y laid, in all colors, at lowest prices. First
class work guaranteed.
A. BO IX A NO,
No. 719, Alley bet. M and N, Seventh
and Eighth Sts., Saoramento, Cal.
. mriaf
HOUSE PAINTING AND PAPER HANQ
in-r in all its branches at reasonable rates.
A tl. ANDERSON, ao u9 I street. Orders loft
with M. Hirsh, at 1013 J stroet, will receive
prompt attention. mrlS-lm
itl-GcrUrtttC-nt-s.
FOR THREE HAYS ONLY',
Commencing Wednesday, March 18,189^
We shall offer a lot of Remnants in
Wall Paper
OF ALL GRADES,
At Prioea from ** Cents and Upwards
per Roll.
o.f^lH\^ I£?.U.i nclude ab°ut 1.000 roll*
CEN n T C! PE_.^_1 S at ,he IOW Prlce of W
Whittier, Fdler & Co.,
lo*o ana 1018 Second Street. 816-tT
FELTER, SON & CO.,
1008 and 1010 Second St.,
Dealers and Importers of Fine
Wines, Lip. and Cigara.
Special Inducements Offered to the Trad*.
"GOLD CROWN" ACT "POP-CORN" WHISKIES
FRESH ARRIVAL OF
KEY WEST CIGARS.
Telephone 87. P. O. Box 33. fe2l-t_t
H.S.CROCKER&CO.
208 and 310 J Street,
The Leading Stationers, Printers
and Lithographers.
Agents for Caligraph Typa
Writer and Supplies.
MAfflJPjUrnißEßg OF B-jHgE BOOH.
Baker & Hamilton,
—IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS OF—
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
COAL, POWDER,
Agricultural Implements and Machines,
BARBED WIRE, CORDAGE, BELTING,
SA(I.A.n_STO CALIFORNIA.
FTJIL,-L, STOCK
—OF—
FURNITURE
And the Lowest Prices Always
—AT—
W. D. COMSTOCK'S,
Fifth and X Streets.
2st:e;tx7" books
Received every day at the
California News Company
If you wish to be served satisfactorily, then
leave your orders for
ANY KIND OF LITERATURE
At £325 U Street.
MS- Country orders solicited and promptly
filled. Sacramento, Cal. fel_-tf
IF" YOU WANT
Tiie Finest and Freshest Box of Candy
In the city, you can be accommodated at
NO. 810 J STREET.
Celebrated New York Ice Cream and
Soda.
The Sweetest and Best.
\\v' I j(l&?^yyT£.
THE CAPITAL. HAM.
I_.indley_«fc_Co., Sacramento.
tJUST RECEIVED,.
A new selected stock of
SPRINGJiOODS.
Joe Poheim,
THE TAILOR.
TMMENSE REDUCTION
I Sales for the next 30 days.
Fine Tailoring and Perfect
Kitting Suits at moderate
prices. All garments made
by the best -white labor here.
Patronize home Industry.
Tlease call at
Z______ OOP J street, corner Sixth
C. EHMANN,,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In

(
Fancy and Staple Groceries,
PRODUCE AKD GRAIH COMMIS3IOH MERCHAIT,
ASD DEALER IN
FOREIGN anfl DOMESTIC FRUITS
1028 and 1030 J Street.
*3~ Goods Delivered Free of Cbarge.
Ja22-3n_
CAPITAL PHARMACY,
Under Capital Hotel, cor. Se.emu and, X Sts.,
J. S. O'CAX-bAGHAN, Proprietor,
AGENT FOR FRENCH TANSY WAFERS,
for the relief and cure of painful and
irregular men ses. Thoy aro safe and sure.
A SURE CUKE FOR THE LIQUOR AND
OPIUM HABITS. The East India cure for
these halilts tan be given without patient's
knowledge, and is the only known specific for
the purpose. NOT INJURIOUS. fel7-tf
HAMMER'S GLYCEROLE OF TAR
Ror Coughs and Cold*.
A SPEEDY AND RE___lAB_-_E CUKE.
Fourth and X streets and all Sacramento
druggists. Jal3-6n§_
DR. NELSON'S MEDICINES.
All medicines of the late Dr.
Nelson can be had at FRED.
KOLLIKER'S DRUG STORE,
S. W. cor. Sixth and J Sts. HKi-im
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