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THIRD DAY'S SESSION.
THE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
San Francisco Chosen Unanimously
as the Next Place of
The third day's session of the State
Teachers' Association commenced in
the Assembly Chamber yesterday after
noon, all except voting members being
excluded from the floor, so that the
gallery was well filled.
The first business was the election of
officers, Richard D. Faulkner of San
Superintendent J. W. McClymonds
of Oakland was nominated and elected,
the Secretary casting the vote.
For Vice President R. D. Faulkner of
San Francisco, O. E. Erlewine of Sac
ramento, F. E. Perrin of Stockton and
Mrs. May L. Cheney of the State Uni
versity were nominated.
O. W. Erlewine and R. D. Faulkner
Mrs. Fitzgerald was re-elected Sec
retary by acclamation.
C. C. Hughes of Alameda was elect
ed Assistant Secretary.
Frank F. Bunker of Santa Rosa was
elected Railroad Secretary.
Philip Prior of San Francisco was re
President Bergerot of the San Fran
cisco Board of Education addressed the
association. He regretted that Mayor
Phelan was unable to appear before the
association and invite it to hold its
next annual session in that city, when
its citizens and its 1,200 teachers would
welcome it. He promised on behalf of
San Francisco that the members
should receive half fare on the railroads.
On behalf of the new people of the
new San Francisco, he extended a cor
dial inviation to hold the next session
State Superintendent Kirk moved that
the invitation be accepted.
Ex-President Burke said it was a
business proposition and the question
\ always considered by the association
was: How much the meeting there
Bvould add to the membership of the
Assistant Superintendent Mark of
San Francisco said he could safely
guarantee an addition of over 1,000 to
Ex-Superintendent Stout of Butte pre
sented the invitation of Marysville. It
had been thought by the members of
the Northern Association that if the
association would hold its meetings
there it would do much good to North
ern California. He supposed they
would have to resign themselves to see
it go to San Francisco. He could as
sure the association, however, that if
It would ever visit Marysville, it would
be most heartily welcomed and shown
all the courtesies possible.
The motion of Superintendent Kirk
A fine vocal solo by Miss Frances
Nourse was rendered with excellent ef
fect when the regular session was
opened, the business session being over,
and she was encored.
THE TEACHERS' INSTITUTE.
"The Teachers' Institute" was the
subject of Harr Wagner's paper.
He said the problem of better pro
fessional training for teachers already
certificated has gradually come to be
recognized. California teachers are in»
terested in this discussion because there
is a consensus of opinion that our in
stitute laws should be amended, and
the next Legislature may make radi
cal changes in providing further fa
cilities for further training of teachers.
The present institute law has done
much to give our teachers better meth
ods of instruction and greater profes
He considered that trie evils complain
ed of in the present system are largely
due to method, not to the system. State
Superintendent Kirit thinks the insti
tute has served its purpose and laws
abolishing it will probably be passed
in the next Legislature. The first pro
vides for an institute to be held in each
oounty. the time to be fixed by the
State Superintendent and the instruct
ors and programs to be selected by
him, the State Board of Education to
be the judge of the qualifications and
fix the compensation; two instructors
to be from the University of California
and one from each of the normal
schools. The institute is to be in ses
sion for ten days and the attendance
to be compulsory, the penalty of non
attendance to be the loss of certificate,
and teachers to be allowed half pay.
The second contemplated law pro
vides for ten normal institutes for
teachers, one at Berkeley, one at Stan
ford and one at each of the California
State Normal Schools, and three places
to be selected by the State Board of
Education. The State Board of Edu
cation is to appoint a general director
of the Normal Institute, the instructors
are to be appointed for the university
and normal institutes by the State
Board of Education by recommeda
tions of the President of the university
and the normal schools, the other in
structors to be named by a committee
of the State Board of Education.
The other provisions are:
No one but teachers holding general
certificates will be enrolled as students.
Teachers who have had professional
training do not need to attend a ses
sion only once in four years.
Last but not least, said he, it recom
mends the appropriation of $00,000 for
the maintenance of these ten California
normal institutes. Both these laws are
inadequate and defective, yet they
raise several very important questions.
What is wanted of soap
for the skin is to wash it
clean and not hurt it.
Pure soap does that. This
is why we want pure soap;
and when we say pure,
we mean without alkali.
Pears' is pure; no free
alkali. There are a thou
sand virtues of soap; this
one is enough. You can
trust a soap that has no
biting alkali in it.
All sorts of stores sell it, especially
ituggists; all sorts of people use it.
First comes the centralization of power
of conducting the institute into the
hands of the State Board of
The trend of legislation is to take the
power away from the people and place
it in the hands of the few. Because
this is true it does not follow that this
is for the best interests of the people.
I believe the County Superintendents
are more familiar with the needs of
their teachers than the State Board of
The State Board of Education acts
without compensation. Each member
of it is paid from $3,000 to $10,000 a
year for other work that requires all
their time. Again, to make it compul
sory that a certain number of the in
structors shall be selected from the
University of California and from each
of the State Normal Schools would seem
to indicate that they need the power of
the law T in order to get employment
from Superintendents and the State
Board of Education.
Again, a ten days' institute is entirely
too long for lecture work in institutes
as conducted at present. It is very dif
ficult indeed to keep up the enthusiasm
for five days, but for ten long days
Superintendents would actually have to
keep the doors locked to keep them
within hearing distance of the in
structor. Again, if the institute is for
practical instruction, ten days is too
short. You cannot conduct an insti
tute in class work as at a normal
school within any degree of success in
so short a time as ten days. So if the
institute is for enthusiasm, inspiration,
for higher professional ideals, then ten
days is too long. If the institute is
for teaching teachers history, nature
study, fractions, spelling, drawing, etc.,
then it is too short.
Then the clause "Teachers while in
attendance at County Institutes shall
receive from their school authorities
one-half their regular pay." Are you
in favor of such a law? I think we had
better stop right here and say that this
rich empire of California will not per
mit her teachers to serve her on any
half-pay plan. If the State has a right
to say to you "attend an institute and
pay out twice as much as your present
salary amounts to," it has no right to
take away half of your pay.
The second contemplative Act is de
fective, first, in that it gives the power
and direction over the normal institutes
to the State Board of Education. Sec
ond, it does not allow anyone but
holders of legal certificates to be en
rolled as students, a narrow and use
less limitation, third, no State has
a right to make attendance at a nor
mal institute compulsory and not pro
vide for the teachers' time while so en
gaged. Further, the State is so large
that after locating the seven at the
normal schools and the universities the
other three would not at all be ade
quate for the mountain, valley and
C. W. Marks, Deputy Superintendent
of San Francisco schools, delivered an
address on "Practical Problems in th*
Administration of a City School Sys
He spoke of the difficulty of carry
ing out civil service In our cities and
the ingratitude of the people in not
re-electing officers who have served
them faithfully. He gave data in re
lation to the educational system of
different cities, with the constitution of
their Beards of Education and the
manner of their election or appoint
ment. The leading cities, with few ex
ceptions, are governed as regards their
schools, by Boards of Education. In
most of the largest cities they are ap
pointed by the Mayor. In some of the
cities, the Board of Education has the
levying of the school taxes. In all
the leading cities except Buffalo and
San Francisco the Superintendent is
elected by the Board of Education. The
speaker advocated the election of Su
perintendents by the Board of Educa
tion, or appointment by the Mayor.
They should, after being appointed, be
independent of the power appointing
them, and should hold office for a
term of years, unless removed for
cause. He also advocated a Board of
Supervision for the course of study.
,Many educators, he said, are advo
cating an ungraded class in each city
in which could be placed not only the
dull pupila but the brightest ones, and
where each can make progress accord
ing to their ability. In some places,
also, there is a six months' promotion.
He believed the best plan would be
for the Superintendent to appoint the
teachers and the Board of Education
to elect them.
"SPIRIT OF SCHOOL LAW."
"The Spirit of the California School
Law" was the subject of the paper of
H. M. Bland of the San Jose Normal
He said that the growth of the
schools in California for the past twen
ty-five years had been remarkable. Not
only has a high school system been
developed and broadened, but the
grammar and primary schools have
made great progress.
He should assume that teachers
would uphold such improvements of the
school law as would tend to uplift the
efficiency of the schools. The old
system of culture and the old methods
of teaching are passing away and hew
ones taking their places. He thought
the old teachers' institute had seen its
best days, and that a larger institute
was now needed. A new spirit has
sprung up and a new ethical system.
There is a demand for the election of
teachers on their merits. A better
and stronger tenure of office for the
teacher is also demanded. The coun
try is the greatest sufferer by the pres
ent system and it is very rare to find
the best men holding positions in the
The standard of admission to the nor
mal schools is low—too low for the
times and with certification of teachers
by county boards is flooding the coun
try with teachers whose educational
qualifications are not high enough. Su
pervising Boards might be appointed,
or the present county boards might be
changed into supervising boards to
remedy the present state of affairs. The
best and most capable men should be
called to this field.
How shall the common schools be
kept up to the popular standard? It has
been proposed to place the election of
all school officers in the hands of a
commission or a convention held at a
separate time from the conventions to
nominate ordinary officers. It is
thought this would remove the school
system from dishonest politics and en
able the State to secure better men
for the great work of teaching its chil
dren. It Is to the aroused moral sen
timent that teachers must look to cor
rect the evils of our present system.
President Benjamin Ide Wheeler of
the State University next delivered an
address on "The University and the
He said that, if he was not mistaken,
he had found the people of this State
rather fond of competition, and that
they thought of progress in the light of
rivalry, as, for instance, between the
universities and between the normal
schools. He liked sport him
self —liked boxing, or a contest between
Tttß BECOBD-imiOy, FBLPAY, DECEMBER 29. 1890.
animals. But those things were past
now, and there is no time for them.
There is too much pressure of necessity
to need any rivalry of the colleges. The
question is, "how to do the work?"
The accommodations of the State Uni
versity and .Stanford are not keeping
pace with the demands on them. Their
growth is about 50 per cent., and the
demand is 70.
There was no way to conceal it. It
is a serious situation. If the increase
of students at Berkeley continued, he
did not know what it would do. Stan
ford is almost at its limit. He had
been told that at the most there were
not accommodations for a hundred
more. What are we to do?
It seemed that California is go
ing to demand a larger, higher edu
cation for her sons and daughters in
proportion to her population than
any other State in the Union. It ought
to be so. It is bright and agressive,
and it has no lower class. All wish to
rise. It is not a question, therefore,
of competition. It is a question of
who shall do the work. We must have
understanding and co-operation. The
Education any individual ever receives
is in the period when it is acquiring its
mother tongue. It catches the speech
tag and then adjusts to it the concept
it thinks belongs to it. In thus ad
justing, thei little thing becomes a
member of society. Language is used
to convey to the child the stories on
which the race is fed, and it gradually
becomes a partaker of the traditions on
which the stories were based. Give it,
if possible, stories that will interest it;
that have form. It is surprising to see
the little human being drinking in folk
lore. He must be taught to observe
and discriminate. We start childhood
on two lines, the humanistic and nat
ural. One is destined to make him an
historical being, the* other a child of
nature. The schools and universities
must understand and co-operate with
There is no real break between the
university and the high school. For
merly a boy entered at 16 or 17 years
old. Now he enters at 18 or 19, with
a tendency to go back to 18, showing
that there is no break. We must real
ize the fact that education is a con
tinuous thing. We must remember in
providing food for growth in the child
that there is growth. From the be
ginning we should feed the child with
that intellectual and spiritual food that
shall enable it to grow normally.
He had seen the tendency to push
back the learning of the university
upon the college and then upon the
schools. It is not necessary that the
high school should be a duplicate and
miniature of the college. He would
be sorry to see the various departments
of the colleges in the high schools.
Each part of this whole must have a
completeness of its own. Secondary J
schools should not be called prepara
tory schools. It was a vicious appli
cation of the word. He had been par
ticeps crimlnis—one of the teachers to
study college examination papers, but
he had never believed in it. Some
schools in the East have gained repu
tations by studying examination papers
and the fads of professors of colleges.
Do not let the university intrude its
differentiation of work in the schools.
Jlt is a very serious thing that a stud
ent should be committed, as German j
' gymnasiums commit him, to a definite
coarse of life. It is contrary to the j
American idea to create a class, as in ;
Germany and England. We cannot in
this country tolerate the idea of the
creation of class.
He should like to see the high school
course four years, all to study some
, things for the first two years, and at
I the third year the differentiation to
; begin. He would like to see another
halting point at the end, so that all
high school graudates could select their
work. Then another halt in college,
so that they could select their special
ties. Much had been said about the
accrediting system. There are many
difficulties in the way. The greatest
evil he could see was the making of the
school dependent on the college. The
advantage of the accrediting system is i
j that the school can deal with the pupil 1
! educationally. It does not apply to!
private schools. The proprietor nat- j
| urally feels that his accrediting has a J
i commercial value —is worth something,
jlf he is not willing to pass a pupil on
|to the university because he deems him
I unfit, the parent can hold over his j
head the threat of a rival school. It
is not so with the public school.
The university has a right to halt
a young man who is not properly qual
ified, but it interrupts his course, and
make a waste of part of a year. The
general tone of a school might be a
very important thing. It is not cer-
I tain that the dealing with it by de
j partment is, in the long run, safe or,
Let not the university take the pupils
away from the schools until the schools
; are done with them. The high school i
i is, from beginning to end, a course in \
the development of individuality and j
we must treat Its work as complete in j
itself—as having a mission. The bar
rier between the collegiate and non- |
collegiate standards in the high school
must be brokn down. The college must!
| urge on the high school the teaching
\of subjects that will be utilized in the
| A difficult question is, shall the col
j lege teach the beginning of subjects?
jHe thought the matter of elementary
studies really lay in the elementar
ism of the student. The beginnings of
. Hebrew and Sanscrit are taught in col
| lege, why not the beginning of Greek?
He introduced the practice at Cornell \
against the shaking of wise heads, and i
lit had the result of turning out six !
! professors, and good ones, too. School
| time has been too much frittered away
i from a desire to teach everything. Let
j the teachers stand by their rights. They
j are professional men and let them
stand by their profession and make
their own course of study.
The colleges must provide for differ
j entiating studies. He did not believe
in the elective system. He believed In
grouping courses of work. He had
seen the evil of mixtures at Yale. A
I college, in the first two years of work,
I should provide lines of work and the
J student should start all over again. He
| found it well to begin to make choice
I between natural and humanistic
studies. In the last two years the
work should tend to specialization. The
aim should be to turn out well rounded
How do the normal schools stand?
There ought to be some way for utiliz
ing the normal schools. They seem
to be in other States frittering away
their capabilities. - They seem to be
trying to be psuedo high schools. That
is not their mission. In New York
they are a glorious failure. They are
a professional school, maintained by
the State for that purpose, not of giv
ing an education to persons, but to
train up teachers for the schools of the
State. The trouble is that normal
schools do not require a high school
preparation. The university ought to
be the possible goal for any graduate
of the public schools.
What we want is to recognize the
fact in California that we are face to 1
! face with a great emergency. We are
going to meet it by economy without
waste of our capabilities. All our
teachers axe going to stand in and
work together for the glorious cause
and the possibilities of the glorious
State of California.
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC.
Papers on Its Relation to Educa
The most enjoyable session of the
California State Teachers' Association
by far was that of the Department of
Music, which convened in the Supreme
Court room yesterday morning. Every
paper presented was replete with rhyme
and rhythm, and each subject had
every symptom of dryness and dullness
eliminated. Interspersed with the read
ing of the papers, songs were rendered
by some of the sweetest voiced singers
of the Pacific Coast, and the humorous
yet pointed speeches of the President,
Mrs. Juliet Powell Rice of Santa Bar
bara, aided materially in the enjoyment
of the session, as did the sweet voiced
rendition of child song by the Secretary,
Miss Estella Carpenter of San Francis
co. The opening paper, "Voice in Spir
itual Education," was read by Dr. F.
B. Dresslar of Berkeley.
In his introductory the speaker quoted
the words of Martin Luther, "To keep
music in the school is a necessity, and
youth ought to be kept practicing this
art, for it makes skillful, genteel peo
ple of them- A schoolmaster must be
able to sing, or I would, not recognize
him." At the time he wrote thus, music
was cultivated exclusively for churh
services but Luther's keenness of ob
servation and his interest in education
led him to recognize the true value of
The child is born physically deaf and
its ears are not unstopped until from
three to ten days after birth. When au
tomatically perfect, the ear offers op
portunities for cultivation far beyond
that attained by our best musicians.
Mr. Gelman, curator of the Boston Mu
seum of Fine Arts, during the progress
of his valuable study of Chinese music,
found It necessary to recognize and ap
preciate difference in pitch equal to one
eighth of a tone, and yet the vast
majority are satisfied if they can read
ily distinguish a half tone.
It is a fact, made clear by scientific
investigations, that there are fewer
people functionally disqualified from
learning to sing than there are those
who are color blind; some are quick to
acquire, as are pupils in all branches
of study. The ability to express the
emotional life through song and chants
is one of the most fundamental and
deeply rooted instincts of the race, and
when given opportunity develops into
a higher and more spiritual yearning.
In this fact music finds its chief claim
as an educational agency. It is capa
ble of molding and developing the
sensibilities of the race.
The speaker urged that little ones
be taught to hear music and sing it
before they are drilled in the use of
notes. Better singing is obtained in
the schools of Hawaii than in this
country because time is given to songs
instead of notes.
Each teacher' should have at her
command a score or two of beautiful,
ennobling songs which have grown
up out of the hearts of the people, and
they ought ;to be selected to suit the
advancement and special needs of the
classes. In closing the speaker urged
that more time be devoted to ear cul
ture and Instanced this need by stating
that the California meadow lark was
similar in appearance to his eastern
brother, but his notes were far richer
and sweeter, and he claimed that he
who has been taught to listen and has
learned to estimate and interpret what
he hears can go as deep into the mys
teries of life as he with scalpel and
microscope. True, it is another phase
of life, but who will dare say that it is
After a brief discussion of the sub
ject by the President, Mr. Foshay, Su
perintendent of Schools of Los Angeles,
related an example of the power of
music in an instance that came under
his personal observation. A certain
boy in his school was eternally in trou
ble, both at home and in school. The
boy possessed a very heavy voice and
eventually he was enabled to interest
the lad in music with the result that
he became one of the best pupils in the
school, and to-day was drawing a sal
ary of §123 per week in opera.
Miss Estelle Carpenter, Supervisor of
Music of San Francisco, followed with a
charming paper, the subject chosen
being "The Songs to be Taught Chil
dren and Where They Can be Ob
tained." In introducing her subject Miss
Carpenter said: "If we study the his
tory of the various nations of the earth
we find that song has been closely con
nected with their most notable events.
W T ar, peace, life, health and religious
and secular festivals have been com
memorated by song." After illustrat
ing the power of song amongst the un
civilized tribes all over the globe, she
said: "The love, the joy, the sacrifice
and the religion of a nation Is uttered
through its song. Children, old and es
pecially young, quickly take and hold
songs that are rhythmical and melo
dious. Songs should be selected that
appeal to the affections of the children,
such as the house, the mother, the
father, the sun, the moon, birds, flow
ers, pets, playmates, etc. Give them
songs of this nature and then lead to
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
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they are to become strong
men and women. A defi
ciency of fat makes children
thin and white, puny and
nervous, and greatly retards
full growth and develop
ment. They need
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SCANDINAVIAN BENEVOLENT So
ciety will give a ball at Pythian Castle
THIS EVENING. Admission, 25 cents,
Including refreshments. It
COAT AND FASCINATOR.
A LADY GOT A SHAWL INSTEAD OF
a fascinator at Art Gallery reception. A gen
tleman got acloth, velvet-collar overcoat, too
small for him, and left his own. Please make
j exchange at Art Gallery early to-day. that
| strangers may get their own before leaving
j the city. (It) TEACHERa' COMMITTEE.
Report'of LS. Greenlaw, Treasurer,
TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
Sacramento County, for the month end-
I ing November 30. 1899:
Balance from October 31st $23,523 99
i Sale of old table $2 00
I Fees 1,174 76
i Fines 39 00
i County license 6,503 50
: Penalties (on county ll
] censes) 48 00
; State and county taxes. 48,941 27
State redemptions 30 77
Glen Ellen school tui
tions 130 00 \
■ Personal property taxes 322 46
j Returned insurance 11l 10
: S. & O. land assessment. 5 85—557,358 71
; Total $80,882 70
! Disbursements —
' School fund $17,546 84
Road fund 2,714 30
Salary 4,728 65
j Law Library 56 00—525,045 79
i Balance $55,836 91
Apportioned as follows:
State fund $35,526 94
! General fund 3,207 77
t Hospital fund 1,859 76
1 School fund 1,758 61
, Road fund 1,341 82
i Salary fund t 78 11
; Law Library 176 44
Estates deceased persons 510 84
Sinking and interest fund 5,84180
Fire Department 138 34
;S. & O. land fund 3,898 8S
Unapportloned 1,497 60
A. S. GREENLAW.
Treasurer of Sacramento County.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
6th day of December, 1899.
It W. B. HAMILTON, Clerk.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
OFFICE OF STATE CAPITOL COM
mission, Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 21, 1899.
Under and in pursuance of an Act en
titled "An Act providing for the con
struction and furnishing of a residence
for the Governor of the State of Califor
nia, and appropriating the sum of $50,000
for the erection and furnishing of said
residence, and of all expenses connected
therewith" (Statutes 1899, page 73), the
State Capitol Commission hereby Invite
and advertise for sealed proposals or bids
for performing the labor and furnishing
the materials necessary to the erection
and construction of a residence for the
Governor of the State of California, to be
erected in the City of Sacramento, and
on the grounds of the State Capitol Park
set apart for such purpose by the State
Capitol Commissioners, to wit, on the rise
of ground east of the State Capitol Build
ing, near Thirteenth street, which resi
dence shall front toward N street, In ac
cordance with plans, descriptions, bills
and specifications prepared therefor by
Messrs. Morgan & Walls, architects, and
that contracts based on such sealed pro
posals will be let, made and entered into.
Said plans, descriptions, bills and speci
fications can be seen and examined be
tween the hours of 10 o'clock a m. and 4
o'clock p. m. of each and every business
day from the date hereof to the date of
said contract or contracts, at the office
of said State Capitol Commission, State
Capitol Building, Sacramento, California.
Separate bids will be received and sepa
rate contracts let and entered Into, as
hereinabove set forth, for each of the fol
lowing parts of said building, erection or
structure, including the furnishing of la
bor and materials necessary therefor, as
required by an Act entitled "An Act to
regulate contracts on behalf of the State
In relation to erections and buildings,"
approved March 23, 1876 (Statutes 1875-6,
page 427), and the Acts amendatory there
of; that is to say, for the following parts,
First—For the masonry work, including
all brick, stone, terra cotta and concrete
work and all necessary excavating and
Second—For the iron work.
Third—For the carpenter, plastering,
"electric and glazing work.
Fourth—For the plumbing and gasflt
Fifth—For the heating work.
Sixth—For the tinning, galvanized Iron
and slating work, and
Seventh—For the painting and graining.
A separate contract will be let for as
many different kinds of work as are here
No bid or proposal will be received un
less made on a blank form furnished by
the architect, and unless accompanied
with a bond of said proposer or Didder
equal to ten per cent. (10 per cent.) of his
proposal or bid, with sufficient sureties,
conditioned that If satd proposal or bid
shall be accepted, the party proposing or
bidding will duly enter into a proper con
tract and faithfully perform his or their
contract or contracts in accordance with
said proposal or bid and the plans, de
scriptions, bills and specifications, which
are hereby made a part of this notice,
and of any contract to be let hereafter.
Said sealed bids or proposals must be de
livered to the said State Capitol Commis
sion, or to the Secretary thereof, at the
office of said State Capitol Commission, in
the State Capitol Building, In the City of
Sacramento, State of California, on or be
fore 12 o'clock, noon, on SATURDAY, the
27th day of January, 1900, which Is here
by designated as the time and place
where said sealed bids or proposals will
be opened by said State Capitol Commis
sion and said contracts let and made.
If in the opinion of said State Capitol
Commission the acceptance of the lowest of
said sealed bids or proposals shall not be for
the best Interests of the State, said State
Capitol Commission hereby reserves the
right to accept any of said sealed bids or
proposals opened, as in their opinion may
be for the better Interests of the State, as
provided by the terms of section 4 of the
Act entitled "An Act to regulate con
tracts on behalf of the State In relation
to erections and buildings," approved
March 23, 1876 (Statutes 1875-6, page 427).
or to reject any or all of Said sealed bids
For further information competing con
tractors are hereby referred to the Sec
retary of the State Capitol Commission,
at his office, as last hereinbefore set forth.
By order of the State Capitol Commis
sion. HENRY T. GAGE, President.
W. H. Davis, Secretary. d29-5tF
Sacramento, Friday, 29 December, 188 ft
Thin blown glass water sets hand
somely decorated with raised flow
ers ; set consists of pijcher, 6
tumblers and tray; price, complete,
Imitation cut glass decanters, with
handles, 50 cents.
Imitation cut glass water bottles,
Full size lead blown, gold band
water tumblers, 50 cents the set of
Cut Greek and star water tumb
lers, 63 cents the set of six.
Cut Greek and star stem gob
lets, $1.25 the set of six.
LAf Cut Greek and star finger bowls,
111 $1.25 the set of six.
■I vl Cut Greek and star champagne
tumblers, 63 cents the set of six.
l/ Berry or fruit dishes, with silver
111 Li Ami ¥ |C plated frame and glass lining,
'» IVCIIO Silver plated tea sets, $5.00.
Silver plated napkin rings, 60 cents.
Nut sets, extra heavy silver plated,
in handsome oak case, satin lined,
Carving sets, $1.25 to $15.00.
Round nickel trays, $1.00 to $3.00.
Nut bowls, 50 cents.
Large turkey platters, 65 cents to
Carlsbad china decorated dinner
sets, the decoration consisting of a
neat spray of flowers, one hundred
and one pieces, $20.00.
Cottage dinner sets of 59 pieces,
Carlsbad china, with violet decora
Cor. Sixth and K.
lift 111/ EVER TRIED OUR i
HI IKK Boston baked pork and |
I Ulll\ beans and brown bread,
or baked bean 3 with to
-1 lilt mato sauce? They are
A Mil mighty fine, a whole
fill U some food, prepared with
the* utmost care and
nrialO cleanliness, just as they
If L■ ■ V would be in your own
ULnllO kitchen. Try them and
you will have none
others. You can buy them in any
THE DELICATESSEN, SSiSSSXs.
81-4 l<. Street.
i: NEW YEAR'S f
]| GIFT j:
\\ At Reduced Rates. J[
J > We have a few of our beautiful <,
i ► calendars left that we will sell < >
** at a great reduction. , (
i: Chinese Scenes, \>
<! Among the Redwoods, ::
China Lily, Etc. !j
< ' All typical of California. < ►
I H. S. CROCKErTCOMPANY, j!
o 208-210 J Street. |
A large and beautiful
New Holiday Goods
Best Printing al Lowest Rates.
D. JOHNSTON <fe CO.
Up-to-date Printers and Stationers.
Snsuess Houses, Contractors and Public Met
FURFISH ED WITH
NEWSPAPER INFORMATION OF ALL KINDS
PRESS CLIPPING BUREAU,
510 Montgomery street San Francisco.
TWO RIGHTS, COHHEHCIHG TO-NIGHT,
The Famous Original Irish Comedians
MURRAY and MACK,
Presenting the Funniest Play of the
Times, the Lively Hurrah
Extraordinary Specialties, Tuneful
Melodies, Large Chorus. All Sunshine,
Mirth and Melody.
Prices 25c, 50c, 75c and $1. Seats are now
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31st,
Rlcharda & Prlngle's
-:- FAMOUS GEORGIA -:-
Cfl PROMINENT KINGS Kfl
ou OF MINSTRELSY JU
*s- street Parade at 12 Noon-e»
PRICES—2Sc, 86c, 50c and 75c. Seats on snle
Chico Normal School
NEW YEAR'S DAY, AT 2 P. M.,
At Oak Park Grounds.
fldmleslon. 28 Cent., d27-6t
jt Mutoscopes, Artoscopes.
Artistic, Cultivating and Entertaining.
Permanently located at
603 K. Street.
♦ The well-laundered shirt Is the I
♦ one that gives the wearer ftie , >
♦ greatest pleasure. Our shirts are < »
♦ well laundered and you have pleas- < ►
iure In their wearing. No feature < >
about the work more popular than < ►
the care we take with your orders. < ►
If we have never done any laun- < >
dering for you. you should send us < >
a sample package—we know we < ►
do the best work in town, and we < ►
want you to know It. I'
♦ Ring up either 'phone < >
X and our wagon will call. ~
v Steam Laundry* O
X Twenty-tint and U Streets. J t
X MAIN OFFICE. - - 038 J STREET i >
STOP THAT COUGH
with Hammer's Glycerole of Tar, 50c a
bottle, certain and speedy. Hammer's
Pharmacy, northeast corner Fourth and
We have a full line of fancy cakes tor
the holidays, also extra fine fruit cakes
and mince pies. Order by either 'phone,
and we have free delivery. Pacific Grove
Bakery, 823 J street RICE BROS.
coal of all kinds, coka and charcoal, hay
and grain. Our new yard and office is 1420
J street. Both 'phones.
JOHN G. McCULLY,
the shoemaker, removed from 405 J st.
to 1011 J. Customers please take notice!
Best work, lowest prices.
VIKING CYCLERY g"^
1017 Ninth street, Odd Fellows' Building.
'Phone. Sun. red 681. M. B. Landreth,
UNION LAUNDRY. a^ e q K
est. Tenth and O streets. Both 'phones.
1 LOAN HONEY m N O ? d A 8;
watches, jewelry, pianos and furniture
Reasonable rates of interest. Strictly con
fidential. EMIL STEINMAN, 1012 4th st.
OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, CAR
pets, etc., SATURDAY. December 30th, at
10 o'clock a. m., at residence. No. 912 Sev
enteenth street, I will sell all the nice
furniture comprising in part 2 oak bed
room sets, mattress, pillows, parlor chairs
and rockers, folding bedl Brussels car
pet extension table, chairs, cooking
range, kitchen utensils, etc. Sale posi
tive Terms, cash. W. H. SHERBURN,
Pacific Auction Co.
1001 X, CORNER TENTH.
BELL, Auctioneer and Manager.
WILL PURCHASE YOUR HOUBE
hold goods, bric-a-brac, etc. Consign
ments solicited. Cash returns made day
of sale. Sales days, Wednesdays and Sat-;
urdays at 10 a. m.
Wright & Kimbrough,
6Q7 J STREET.
D. J. SIMMONS & CO.
1016 Fourth Street.
ONLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR—THE}
WEEKLY UNION. The best weekly.