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DULY rxio\ SERIES -t'OL.XLI'C— XO. 14.7.
DAILY RECORD SEU.l£*}-Yl»l. XV I -NO. 24.9.
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Sacramento Publishing Company,
M. U. HILLS, General Manager.
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events or 75 cents per week.'
J 1 Bank Book and other valuable papers, which
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between Fifth and Sixth. jai-.i nt*
TAKEN DP DECEMBER 28, 1879, BY<s\_
the undersigned, at Weber Creek t.'.."^i***».
Bridge, Coloma li. ,ad, one small UAYr't. j^ \.
HORSE, shod on all four feet, star on the l'ureiie-'a.i,
small white spot on the nose, some white on right
fore foot, and branded with what seems to be a ciicle
on left hip. About eight years old. The owner is
requested to prove property, pay charges aud take
the same away.
January 10, ISSO. WM. E. CAYLORD.
from Kentucky to Calitorni;. in 1840. Those having
knowledge of him will confer a favor by writing to
SAMUEL GRAY, at Bardstovvn, Nelson county,
Kentucky. Postofii'-e Boa 4. Jalt-2w*
l-.vl'Klt of the sizes used in the publication of tbe
Record-Union and Weekly Union, for one year.
The quantity needed and other specifications will
be tarnished upon application. Samples must ac-
company bids, ami guarantees given that all paper
will be equal to the samples submitted. Address
XV. H. MILLS, General Manager Record-Union.
jo!) If
Advertisements of five lines in this department are
Inserted for 25 cents for one time ; three times for 50
cents or 75 cents per week.
r.-| (Win TO 81. .100 - A NORTHERN
O Iff)**"'-' county Newspaper for sale cheap,
at a bargain. Good location. Good reason, for
selling. Address "li. Z. X.," this office. uIT-tf
Dixon. For price and terms, address Djo
CARL STROBEL, Commission Agent, Sacra- JaJJJi
mento ; or, .1. W. COTTEN, Dixon. Cal. jal'-at 1 -
* taining 20 rooms, well furnished. Terms t'jo'f
easy. Apply to SPINKS & ACOCK, No. mi v .LIL
J street. jicl(>-lw
} of nine elegantly furnished moms, in {JJfijj!
one of the most desirable locations in thcl-Jit.
city. Reasons for selling, owner is going tost.
MRS. M. A. HALL, northeast corner Third and X
streets. jal » Jw*
quiet, home-like rooms, neatly furnished. To
rent by tbe clay, week or month, at prices* that
cannot fail give satisfaction. Northwest corner
Third and J. Entrances on J street, and on Third,
between J and I streets. MRS. TENIEYCK. jalO-tf
" brick building comer of Fourth and 1. streets,
live stories high, including basement, suitable for a
first class hotel ; will be rented on favorable terms
to a good tenant.
160 feet deep, No. 58 ■' street, between Sccoud
and Third streets, Inquire of E. P. FIGG,
jalo-2w Corner Fourth and i. streets.
- IBM to suit, fja'.-tfl P. BOHL,
of a H-erdware, Tinwaro and-^c^^^p
Agricultural implement St.. in the^^-fAA
. town of Chico, i- offered for sale at a ZZi3ii.'^iTi>K
bargain to dose the business. '!•. a responsible
party a good opportunity is offered to obtain con-
trol of an old established business .- a very low
figure. Capital required, $1,000 or 45,000.
Address W. J. BLACKWELL, Chi,-,.; or
SI. C. HAWLEY & CO., Sacramento, or San Fran-
cisco. Jan iplm
son), successor to T. I!. Reid, No. SITcWrW
J street, between Tnird and Fourth. Artificial Teeth
Inserted on all ''..-. Improved Liquid Nitrous
Oxide Gas, for the Painless Extraction of Teeth.
It. It. I'.iitwm,
_!_/ Seventh and J streets, in Bryte's newslsStO
building, upstairs. Teeth ex:rac'-od without pain
by use of Improved Liquid Nitrous Oxide Gas
diO-lplm 2__
H. H. riEBsoN.
¥-_I"NTisT 415 J STREET, BET*A-EEN*rXf™e>
If Fourth ami Fifth, Sacramento. Arti-cSgrO
clcisJl Teeth inserted on Gold, Vulcanite and all bases.
Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas administered for the
painless extraction of Teeth. dl4-lm
**Wjgi|3 j ! I PEXBYN, CAL:
«WLj£irf%3" milß BEST VARIETY AND
*E lLiUftM_ JL largest quarries on the
•£ = 31Si3| Pacific Coast. Polished Grani
Monuments, Tombstones and Tat lets made to order
Granite Ralldina Stone
Cut, drtused and po'ished order. jvll-lnUm
Attention given to Land Claims, Soldiers' Bounty
and Pension Claims.
J\ V. S Land Off. Building, Sacramento.
diO-lptf -'-•-- ■'• "'- '-.-'
UNION for tf an Francisco, both for ci.-cuia.tiot:
«ud advertisements. Is in the office of Theodore
Glancey, No. 2CS Moutgo-nery street. Rooms 8
and Id. 'tv-livt
J_ MONTE DIABLO COAL, the most economical
that can be used for r*! am, ia for sale in lots to suit
at Black Diamond Landing, Contra Costa county,
and at the office of the Company, southeast corner
of Folsom and Spear streets, San Francisco.
,»ll?.t ■ - IVwri^Ant R H CI M . I"*-.
N Pure, strong, stocky. Parent stoclc^
from ore of the best growers. Price low.
jal93t* O. M- SMITH, Brighton.
' ' ■ ■...-■" --
Its Different Departments,
From the Annual Business Review of the " SACRAMENTO
RECORD-UNION," published in their issue of
January 1, 1880.
' : * :
A few Practical Considerations worthy careful perusal and thought.
There is scarce a man, woman or child of intelligence in California but has heard of the
MECHANICS' STORE, Sacramento (WEINSTOCK & LUBIN, proprietors), X and
Fourth streets.
Its history is phenomenal, but not more so than its methods of business.
Its growth has no parallel in the commercial annals of the State.
• But this growth has been the legitimate result of the strict application of business
principles all men should understand and practice.
The trade of the house is both wholesale and retail, and is conducted exclusively and
unwaveringly upon a CASH BASIS.
More than this, "ONE PRICE" is the uniform rule with rich and poor, high and
low, friend or — a rale as unalterable as the laws of the Medes and Persians.
The firm is a direct importer, and recently has so perfected its system that with greater
truth than ever it may be said it has almost entirely done away with middlemen, and brought
manufacturer and buyer face to face at the counter in Sacramento.
Whoever buys at the Mechanics' Store does so on a level with all other buyers and
under the assurance that neither favor, affection, patronage or friendship gives one an ad-
vantage over the other, and under the guarantee that at this establishment all men are treated
alike as purchasers.
A child can comprehend the justice, independence and fairness of this system.
But in matter of judgment favor is shown, not to one, or a class, but to all. How !
By placing all buyers upon an exact level, as all goods are plainly marked and unde-
viatingly rated, the poorly-posted or ill-judging customer stands exactly in the same relation
at the counter of the MECHANICS' STOKE as does the most skilled expert. Whatever
either buys he get therefor his moneys worth, for he pays no more in any ca^e than the fairly
and lowest possible rated value of the article.
It is a manufacturing firm, and makes up Men's and Boys' Underwear, in all lines;
Boys' Suits ; Ladies', Children's and Misses' Cloaks ; Clothing for the Shop, the Laborer,
etc., working up cotton, linen, woolen and mixed roods in large quantities.
Its Factory Machines are operated with an engine, and is upon one of the lower- floors of
the house. In this Department twenty-four operatives find constant employment, with a
Forewoman, Cutter, two Special Workers and two Boys.
The MECHANICS' STORE embraces twelve distinct Departmeats, which are noticed
separately in this review in the proper sections : First, Dry Goods ; 2, Fancy Goods ; 3, Men's
Furnishing Goods ; 4, Men's Clothing ; 5, Boy's Clothing ; 6, Yankee Notions ; 7, Hats and
Caps ; 8, Millinery ; '.', Boots and Shoes; 10, Wholesale Department ; 11, Country Order
Department ; 12, Manufacturing Department.
The WHOLESALE DEPARTMENT is distinct from all others of the store, em-
braces all lines kept in any of the Departments, and is conducted upon the principles hereto-
fore set out. The package rates are the same to all wholesale buyers, and respond only to
CASH. The capacity of the Department is equal to any demand the trade of the coast can
make. Orders are tilled with greatest dispatch, and as faithfully when sent in as if the
buyer were present in person.
The COUNTRY ORDER DEPARTMENT is a phenomenal one. It represents a
vast business. Between one and two hundred orders are filled daily, and the goods dispatched
mainly by mail. The selectors act for the customer, using the same judgment as if buying
fur themselves, and being responsible to the proprietors for the slightest deviation from the
exercise of the fairest and best judgment in behalf of the intending buyer.
At this establishment the Department of DRY GOODS occupies a spacious, admirably-
arranged and popularly-located re-room at the corner of Fourth and X streets, which is
stocked from Hoor to ceiling, and along the balcony running along one wall, with every
variety of DRY GOODS, including Calicoes, Dress Goods. White Goods, Waterproofs,
Linings, Felt Skirts, Shawls, Curtains, Domestics, Shirtings, Muslins, Silk, Cotton, Woolen
and Mixed Goods of all grades, Blankets, Linens, Cloaks. House Linen, Ribbons, Toilet
Supplies, Threads, Buttons, Dress Trimmings, etc. The Country .Order Department sup-
plies any Goods of this Department in any quantity. The must distant purchaser is
afforded equal advantages with the one at the counter.
The Second Department is the FANCY GOODS DEPARTMENT comprises Hosiery,
Gloves and Ladies' Handwear, Corsets, Laces, Ribbons, Notions, Embroideries, Articles of
Personal Adornment, Edging, Combs, Ties, Jewelry, Collars, Caffs, etc. Orders are rilled
from abroad for single articles or by the package.
cl O "S 1 -IK X 3SH" "C - 1
■^JJSJDJKJSSSJEIS t<o jbsjjejeq-.
The Third Department contains MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS, including Hoisery,
Handkerchiefs, Jewelry, Neckties, Collars, Cuffs. Gloves and Haudwear of all descrip-
tions ; all classes of Shirts, Umbrellas, Bags, Trunks, Valises, etc.
The Fourth Department is the Men's Clothing Department, and includes all kinds of
Cotton, Woolen, Silk Mixed and Rubber Clothing, and every possible garment worn by
men, and kept even with the best styles. Any of the«e good 3 are forwarded to any section
in large or small quantities, or by the single article. The absent buyer is treated in exactly
the same spirit of fairness as if he or she stood at the counter.
Parents in California and throughout the land alike are interested in the purchase of
Children's Clothing — especially in Boys' Garments. It is demonstrated that this class of
Clothing can be purchased cheaper (and of as good stock and make) than if ordered made
at home. At no place is there a more complete assortment of Boys' and Youths' Ready-
made Clothing to be found than at the MECHANICS' STORE. The stock is constantly
freshened, and the styles of the day in these garments kept pace with. Any of the goods
are forwarded to order, by mail or otherwise, as desired.
"S"-**2L3StfI"3sS3E!3ES ESrC3> , !3?3:O3»'S I
" YANKEE NOTIONS" is a very comprehensive term. In order, however, to
comprehend what Yankee Notions means, a visit should be made to that Department of the
MECHANICS' STORE. The Department includes all kinds of Yankee Notions known
to this trade, such as Soaps, Stationery, Pocket Goods, Novel Personal Utensils, Brushes,
Combs, Pocket Cases ; a full line of Pocket and other Cutlery, Perfumery, Portemonnaies!
Purses, and a variety of like goods far too numerous to be classified now. These and all
other goods of the store are forwarded per order to any section in any large or small quantities.
The Seventh Department of the MECHANICS' STORE is the branch of the estab-
lishment devoted to the Hat Trade. It embraces full lines of Men's, Youths', Boys' and
Children's Hats and Caps, including all the newest styles as soon as put upon the market,
and in endless variety. J Any article or package of articles forwarded in response to order,
and selection is made with as much exactness and care in judgment as if the purchaser stood
beside the salesman.
To Ladies of Sacramento, and to all those ot the interior of California aud adjacent
sections, the Eighth Department of the Mechanics' Store addresses itself. The Department
is an important feature of the business. It is stocked with all goods usually found under that
head. Employing fashionable milliners and competent assistants, the goods and work are
sent out in the best styles. The lines in Hats, Bonnets. .Velvet*, Ribbons, Feathers and
Artificial Flowers are complete, and one or many orders are filled with equal dispatch. •'•!' ;
Of the Twelve Departments of the establishment, one is devoted exclusively to Boots
and Shoes. It includes very full lines of Men's, Youths' and Boys' Boots and Shoes, Infants',
Misses' and Ladies' Shoes. Slippers, Ties, etc., and full lines of Rubber Foot Wear. There
is no fashionable, serviceable and novel article in this line which the department cannot
supply. Country orders receive as much attention as if the buyer were present. ...
The above review speaks for itself, and needs no comment on our part. We will content
ourselves by simply saying that although in the past we have worked hard for the benefit of
patrons and the public, yet for the future we intend to work still harder, and give to all the
full benefit of our efforts. To those living in the interior we cheerfully send a Price List
and samples free on application. . . %
Weinstock & Lubin,
Nos. 460, 402, 404, 406 and 408 X st., Sacramento, Cal.
[.If. <■««,. WHEEL mat BY STEAM,* AXD
COD'S <.Ki:i:\ EARTH.
of Tun mm
ta Since our advent in business, we bave been
amazed at the flattering' success of our efforts to
place before the public
Solid and Substantial Goods
C .i.-;**. '/Li L~ZI ?RICXSS!
And again we quote the annexed list, at figures
that are alive and speaking: '
50 Pieces Wash Pcplins (boir.-tte styles), at 12Jc
a yard.
3S Pieces Brocades Colors, plum brown and garnet,
at 10c a yard.
15 Pieces Canada Greys (wool filling), at 15c a yard.
Another Case of Fancy Novelties, on which we had
such a run, at 19k- a yard.
60 Pieces Silk Mixed English Tlaids, at 25c a yard.
8 Pieces 45-inch "Patines"— Navy Blue,
Brown and Grey, at -2*c a yard.
16 Dozen Good Goods (high neck and Ion:* sleeves),
at 50c.
8 Dozen Extra Fine Merino, at 66c.
10 Dozen Superfine Merino, at 75c.
0 Dozen Lamb's Wool, at 90c.
Children's Merino Underwear, at 26c, 80c, 35c, 40c,
45c, 00c. »
And have just received direct from Hartford, Conn ,
onr first line of
"White Shirts !
100 Dozen rnlitciiitlcrcil While Shirts, at
95 routs each.
It is a well made Shirt, of Heavy Muslin and Fine
Linen Bosom and Cults.
35 Dozen Fine Laundered Dress Shirts,
at .SI 50. ",.''"
Made of Wamsutta Muslin, and Beautiful Fine Irish
Linen Bosom and Cuffs.
NOTE.— The above SHIRT is really worth $2, and
cannot be purchased at less in any other house in
the city.
Canton Flannel Shirt* or Drawers, .".".-
Extra neavy (411 Wool. Twilled) Bed
Flannel Shirts or Drawers, $1 10.
"Hen's Merino Shirts at SOc and 6,"c-
-(Splendid value). '
Cents' Linen Collars at I '2 l «• each.
A roll line of MEN'S SOCKS, at all prices.
, S3" Those living at a distance can be supplied
with the above articles by Express, sent to any
address C 0. D.
• i
' ta Samples sent on application. . Address :
No. 600 J STREET,
Southeast Corner Sixth....... Sacramento
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[Photographically Reported for the Record-Unioh
by Willis & Stockton.]
Sacramento, January 19, ISSO.
The Senate met at 10 a. m., pursuant to adjourn
ment, Pros d 1 1 Mansfield in the chair.
Roll called and a quorum present.
Journal of yesterday approved.
Leave of absence for one day was granted to
Senators Hudson and Langford.
The Senate took up the Assembly message. As
sembly Concurrent Resolution No. 9, expressing
sympathy with the peop c of Ireland, was read.
On motion of Mr. Satterwiiite, it was referred to
the Committee on Federal Relations.
Bills were introduced, read first time at length
and referred as follows :
By Mr. Johnson (by request) — An Act to provide
for the government of the State Library. [Repeals
certain sections Of the Political Code, and provides
for the election of five Trustees, etc., and defines
their duties ] Committee on State Library.
Also (by request), an Act to amend Sections 1181
and 1182 of the renal Code of California. [A bill
covering the points raised in the Sprague case.]
Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Kane— Act concerning Boards of
Health. [Provides for the election of Boards of
. .-..'. -i instead of appointment, and makes their pay
•SIOO per month. 1 San Francisco delegation. . -
By Mr. Mcreland— An Act providing for the as
sessment and collection of taxes. [ Provides a general
system of taxation under the new Constitution, in
220 sections.] Committee ou Finance.
On motion of Mr. Davis, the Senate took up out
of its order Senate IJ 11 No 83 An Act authorizing
the Controller and Treasurer of State to transfer
certain funds.
The bill was passed by a vote of 32 ayes to 2 noes-
Messrs Johnson and Kane.
more bills.
By Mr. Sattkrwhitb— An Act to amend that part
of the Political Code relating to schools and to repeal
other Acts relating thereto. [Provides a new organ
ization of the school eyatem.] Committee on Edu
Also, an Act to amend Section. 245,248 and 21!)
of the Political Code, relating to Clerks of the Senate
and Assembly. [Same as present, except that it
leaves out the Enrolling Clerk. ] Committee Con
tingent Expenses.
By Mr. Wendell— An Act to amend Section C 34
of the Penal Code, relating to violations of the law
for the preservation of fish. Committee on Fisher
ies and Game
By Mr. — An Act to repeal an Act entitled an
Act to confer further powers upon the Board of Su
pervisors of tlio city and county of San Francisco,
approved March 30, 1878. San Francisco dilcgati n.
Also, an Act to repeal an Act appropriating money
for the conservation of the public peace. [Provides
for returning the fund to the General Fund.] Com
mittee on Finance.
Also, an Act relating to and defining to whom
licenses shall not be issued. [Licenses shall not be
issued to persons not eligible to become citizens of
the United States.] Committee on Chinese and Chi
nese Immigration.
state raisoN work.
A resolution was offered by Mr. Johnson and
adopted, directing the Committee on State Prisons to
inquire into the failure of the contractor at the
Branch State Prison to pay laborers employed iv the
By Mr. Johnson- An Act granting relief to tax
payers whose lands have been sold to the State.
Committee on Finance.
Mr. Enos introduced a concurrent resolution re
questing our Senators and Representatives in Con
gress to oppose the Franco-American treaty. Re
ferred to the Committee on Federal Relations.
Mr. Baker offered a concurrent resolution request
ing our Senators and Representatives in Congress to
procure the passage of such measures as shall allow
the entry of jute at the port of San Francisco free of
import duty, to such amount as can be made up
into sacks by prisoners in the State Prison,
The Senate reassembled at 1:30 r. M., President
Mansfield in the chair.
Hod called and a quorum present.
the water bill.
The Senate took up Assembly Bill No. I— An Act
to repeal an Act entitled an Act to authorize the city
and county of San Franc sco to provide and main
tain public water-works for said city and county,
and to condgmn and purchase private property for
that purpose, approved March 27, 1876— 0n its final
Mr. 'I'ravlor spoke in favor of the passage of the
bill. He hoped the Senate would decide in favor of
the wishes of the people 01* San 1- rancisco. All the
parties who went into the lost campaign promised to
favor the passage of an Act to repeal the " Rogers
Act " He recited the history of th.- Act at length,
to the same effect as in the speeches heretofore pub
lished. He knew that the water was not worth one
tenth of the amount demanded for it.
Mr. ZITCK ha I been led to ike some special exam
ination of the question,. He had found that the
" Rogers Act" appeared to bo an Act in favor of the
people. He could not see a ything in it which
ought to lead Sen.i to use so much haste in the
repeal of that Act. Spring Valley asked the repeal
of this lav.' i'> day because the Lake Merced scheme
had conic to the front. The motive of Spring Val
ley v. is that they would hai ■ to pay taxes to assist
in purchasing a rival water privilege. This bill had
not yet i- m explained to his satisfaction. The
question wi -. Who represented San Francisco? The
legislative delegation favored the repeal of this Act,
while the B .ard of Supervisors of that city thought
it best that Lake Merced should be purchased. Ha
read the Act proposed to be repealed, and thought
it. was an Act- in the interest of the people of San
Francisco. The people of San Francisco in their
sovereign capacity were the best judges of the value
of Lake Merced. The Senate should allow the peo
ple of Sail Francisco to vote up.m the proposition
as to whether they would pay 41,500,000 for that
lake or not. This law had been on the statute
books for four years, and the people of San Fran
cisco had never before discovered that it was such a
bad law. He was in favor of letting the " Rogers
Act* 1 remain on the statute books. By the repeal of
this Act the Legislature would tie the hands of San
Francisco in the future and place it at the mercy of
Spring Valley.
Mr. Dickinson said that he had taken the steps he
had in favor of the repeal of the Rogers Act, because
public opinion was in favor it, All the legislative
representatives on the Republican ticket in San
Francisco at the last election pledged themselves,
among other thinjs, to the repeal of this Act. lie
would undertake to say that in its present form
the question never could be submitted to the people
of San Francisco. lie read the Act, and snowed
that there were two Boards of Commissioners pro
vided for. Re gave the proceedings under the law
at length. He held that after the powers given by
Section 5 bad been exercised by the Board <_f Com
missioners, the people had nothing more to do wi h
it. They could not then vote up the question.
Tost was the present condition of affairs. There
was nothing in the whole Act that provided for tho
award of the s c md Board of Commissioners, being
submitted to the people. Private property could
not be taken for public use without due process of
law. Private property could not be condemned by a
popular vote. He did know whether the Spring
Valley Company were interested in this Act or not.
He did not think public opinion had changed much,
and read from the Bulletin and Call 'in support
of that position. He disagreed entirely with the
last speaker in regard to submitting the question
to the people.
Mr. Bros deemed tiie question an important one
to San Francisco. The. water question was one
which had interested the people of San Francisco
for many years. Three hundred thousand people
were at the mercy of a single gigantic corporation.
This '* Rogers Act " had its inception and conception
in that corporation. He first wanted all the facts
placed before the Senate, but he as in favor of the
passage of the hill and the repeal of the "Rogers
Act" in accordance with his pledges to his constitu
ents, and he would be in favor of it until the people
instructed him otherwise. He read from the report
cf Colonel Mendel! In regard to Lake -Merced. He
was not affected by the interest Spring Valley might
have in this matter one way or the other. He
quoted a larce number of authorities upon the sub
ject and held that it was necessary under the law
that the Commission should consist of seven, He
believed the acts of the Commission, constituted as
it was, were illegal, null and void.
Mr. Kane still felt the same about the hill as he
did when it was up last. This measure was in the
interest of Spring Valley and he should vote against
it.. , He did not i are for the opinion of the press of
San Francisco much. The papers of that city were
" neither fish, flesh nor good red herring." He was
instructed by his constituency to vote as he thought
best, and he would vote against this bill.
Mr. Sattkrwhitb thought that the arguments
against the validity of the process of the Act were
fallacious. He did not think Senator* could be very
far wrong in voting to keep the Rogers Act on the
statute books. He argued the legal aspect of the
case at some length. He held that the power of
eminent domain could be exercised outside of the
Courts. The State could delegate its power to pub
lic or quasi-public corpora-ions. He cited various
authorities in support of his position. He believed
the Act to be constitutional.
Mr. Dickissox explained that he agreed that it
was in the power of the State to authorize property
to be condemned and to provide the manner. B'lt
he held that in the Rogers Act the second Com
mission had been constituted a Court.
Mr. Sattekwuit. held that if thn Act san re
pealed the proceeding's under it would fall to the
ground, and cited authorities on that point. There
was some doubt about the policy of repealing the
Act. and he should vote against the bilL . ' ' ,
Mr. Hrrrsu. was just as strongly in favor of tbe
passage of this Act as he had ever been. He came
here, with the other Senators from San Francisco,
publicly pledged to the repeal of the " Rogers Act."
He held that the question could not be subjected to
a vote of the people under the present stage of tbe
proceeding. If this Act was allowed to stand upon
the statute books, San Francisco was compelled to
pay $1,500,000 for a pond of water she did not
want, and which was not, fit for domestic purposes.
He then took up the Act and discussed the legal as
pect of the case. The question could be submitted
to the pe.iple under the proceedings of the first
Board of Commissioners, but not under those of
the second. It was necessary to repeal the Act in
order to prevent the further proceedings which were
necessary to complete the Judgment against Sau
Francisco. n- - -■ • £ i
Mr. Nsi mans did not think the question could bo
submitted to the people. He was not one of those
who believed that all subjects should be submitted
to a vote of the whole -pie. ' The disbursement.*
of large amounts of money should be voted vpon
only . by those who have to pay it. . The power of
eminent domain was vested in the Legist ture by
the new Constitution. He thought it was proper
that the bli should pass i . •■■• ■"• ' '-■ - j
, Mr. Georoe spoke in favor cf towns owning their
own water works. There bad b:en, he said, 00 ob
jection to the Rogers Act when it wis first intro
duced, on the grounds of unconstitutionality. He
was Opposed to putting a law on the statute books
and repealing il before giving it a trial. He favored
considerate legit] -.ti in. If this Act is incorrect why
repeal it ! It can do no harm if it should be re
pealed another will be introduced.
Mr. Baker spoke in favor of the passage of the
bill. He thought from all the testimony that the
amount propo ed to bo paid for this lake was far in
excess of its value. He believed that the riirht of
eminent domain ought only to be exercised by the
Courts. He did not believe ii. a property qualifica
tion, but he did believe that those who pay the taxes
have a more vital interest in some questions than
Other .people did.
Mr. Conueb spoke again in favor of the passage of
the bill. The Commission ha.i acknowledged the right
of property in water which was expressly prohibited
by Section 1 of Article IV of the Constitution.
There was no property In water, and San Francisco
could take the water if she wished to. He was op
posed to heaping a debt of §1,500,000 upon that city.
Mr. Chase thought the right policy for the Senate
was to pass the bill and leave the question with the
people of San Francisco.
Mr. Pardee favored the passage of the bill. Yes
terday at 12 o'clock he stood on the banks of Lake
de la Merced. He tested the water and gave it as
his opinion as a man and physician that if the water
was turned into tho troughs in his yard, he would
not permit his horses to drink it. It was a weak
brine, containing vegetable matter and the chloride
of sodium He denounced the scheme of foisting
that lake, upon San Francisco. He did not think
there would be much opposition to the passage of
the bill if there were no such institution as the
Hibernia Bank. .- . ,
Mr. Johnson Sj)Oke in favor of the passage of the
bill, because it was the desire of the people of San
Francisco that it should he passed. He did not
agree with Senators Dickinson and Hittell on the
legal proposition. He believed under the Act the
people would have a vote on the question. He be
lieved in submitting all questions to the people, and
that they were the best jud;es of iheir wants.
The bill was read a third time at length, and
passed by a vote of 28 ayes to 11 An de -son,
George, Hill, Kane, Kelly, Langford, Morelaud,
Nelson, Ryan, Satterwhite and Zuek.
On motion of Mr. Pardee, at 6.*06 P. M the Senate
' Sacramento, January 19, 1550.
The Assembly met pursuant to adjournment,
at 2 o'clock P. m., Shaker Cowdery in the chair.
Roll called and quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Journal of Saturday approved without reading.
A petition was presented from Assemblyman Dv
Brutz, asking further leave of absent* .>, on account
of the death of one of his children.
Mr. Young presented a report of the Committee
on Roles, recommending that the resolution making
a substitute to be treated in all respects as an
amendment, be adopted. So ordered.
Also, in favor of the resolution calling f r a Com
mittee on Homestead and Land Monopoly, and the
resolution was adopted. It is understood that Mr.
York will be Chairman of the committee.
Mr. Cameron presented a report from the Com
mittee on Attaches, in favor of the resolution to
pay E. I-'innell for two days' services as Page, and
the resolution was adopted.
Also, in favor of allowing the Committee on Pub
lic Buddings: »nd Grounds to employ a cletfi and
take testimony, and the resolution was adopted.
Mr. Brown of j Yuba, Chairman of the Committee
on Inauguration, reported that the total expense in
curred amounted to 5324 75. Of this amount, it was
agreed between the Senate and Assembly Commit
tees that .-;'^!t7 50 was to be paid out of the Contin
gent Expense Fund of the Assembly. of this
am unt $125 was for carriages and the balance for
By Mr. Torso— An Act to exempt certain prop
erty from forced sale. |Is Intended to exempt h >me
steads to the value of 95,000, as is now exempt from
forced sale under execution.] Referred to the Com.
mittee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Gorlev — An Act to provide for a day of
rest in certain cases. Referred to the Committee on
By Mr. Corlkv -An Act to make appropriations
for the National Guard. [An appropriation of money
(*!),000) for the use of National Guard armories, etc.,
The amount is allowed by law.) Referred to Com
mittee on Military Affairs.
By Mr. Corcoran— An Act to amend Section .407
of the Code of Civil Procedure. (Prescribes that ten
days shall he allowed to answer summons served in
the county where an action is commenced, forty
days if served outside of the said county.]
By Mr. Corcoran— An Actio relation "to mortgages
an J deeds of trust. [Providing that County Re
cordon, .shall furnish to County Assessors a list of all
uncanceled and unsatisfied mortgages and deeds of
trust on record in their counties at 12 o'clock M. on the
first Monday of March in each year, with names, dates,
amounts, and description of property mortgaged or
granted.] Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. V alls— lt repeals the whole of "An Act to
provide for the extermination of squirrels in certain
counties." These counties are Los Aflgsles, Stan
islaus and Santa Barbara. Referred to Committee
on Agriculture.
By Me, Tyler— An Act to amend Section BSB
of the Penal 'ode, relative to pawnbrokers. Re
ferred to Commit on Judiciary.
By Mr. Tvler— An Act relating to the sale of in
toxicating liquors. Referred to Committee on Public
By Mr. Mavuell— An Act establishing a legal rate
of interest. Referred to Committee on •■>: hciary,
By Mr. Bass— An Act in relation to the orthogra
phy of the name of a certain town in Shasta comity.
Referred to the Ale.
By .Mr. Fox— An Act to amend Section 1593 of the
Penal Code. (Repeals the "Goodwin bill," and re
stores the former l.w.]
Also, an Ait to amend Sections 2"21 and 2053 r.f
the Code of Civil Procedure in relation to the tak
ing of deix'si ions and perpetuation of testimony.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. S A VLB -An Act to amend Sections 537 and
538 of the Code of Civil Procedure in relation to at
Also, an Act to amend Sections 030 and 685 of the
Code of Civil Procedure in relation to executions.
Also, an Act to amend Section 529 of the Code of
Civil Procedure. Referred to the Committee on Ju
By .Mr. McCallion— An Act to prevent the impor
tation of coolies. [Provides that the master or
owner, consignee or commander of any vessel shall
pay into the State Treasury (200 for every coolie
landed in any part of the State.) Referred "to Com
mittee on Chinese Immigration and Emigration.
By Mr. BaAUNDAaT -An Act to provide a uniform
series of text-books, [Provides for ■ free school
books, to be printed at the State Printing office. Nc
County Boards must adopt text-books unless fur
nished free.l
By Mr. Harris— An Act to amend Sections 1310
and 1345 of the Code of Civil Procedure, in relation
to the probate of wills. ■
By Mr. Green— An Act in relation to homestead
corporations possessed of water. rights. (The bill
authorizes homestead corporations owning water
and water rights, by their Directors, to prescribe
rules and regulations for the distribution of water,
fix rates and enforce their collection In Courts of
competent jurisdiction, anil authorizes the stock
holders to vote for the construction of irrigating
works, or for repairs on works already erected, the
expense to be borne by the stockholders in propor
tion to the amount of stock owned by them, and
perpetuates the corporate existence of all such the
lands of which require irrigation] Referred to the
Committee on Water and Water Rights.
Mr. Tyler gave notice that he would on to-mor
row move to amend Rule No. 2, so as to provide
that business shall be taken up each day where it
was left off on the preceding Jay.
SECOND READING Ol- RILLS. ''.. \ :, '■?,
Assembly Bills Nos. 53, 54, 65, and Joint Resolu
tion No. 2 'were read a second time.
Mr. Anthony moved to amend Assembly Bill No.
55, fixing the pay of members of the Legislature at
48 per day, by striking out $8 and inserting 40.
Mr. Anthony— Mr. Speaker, it is well understood
by my constituents, though tliev represent a very
small port of the State, that it should be the
duty of this, the first Legislature under the new
Constitution, to make a vigorous effort for the re
duction of salaries. We have given to the people
certain pledges— at least some <■:" us have— t oat we
would stand up in favor of retrenchment as well as
reform, and it is a fact that cannot be successfully
gainsayed, that the great masses in this State, so
far as rands meats are concerned, are poor. It is a
fact that all over the State there are a vast number
of talented, honest, energetic men, who are endowed
with every quality necessary to fit a man for public
life, who would be glad to perform the duties de
volved upon us here in this Legislature for much
less than 40 a day. They would be willing to do it
for $5 a day. They wou d save mosjay also, by being
prudent aud careful in their expenses, and meet all
the demands of the people of Sacramento, get good
quarters in which to live, and save more money
than . they could at any other business.
In view of these facts, I say, here and now, that
when the Constitution says here is a limit beyond
which the Legislature shall not go, but as much lens
as they choose, that we ought to cut off $2. I say
we can well afford to drop off &*. It would not be
very much, it is true, but it would amount to con
siderable in the aggregate, and if we do not start in
soon in the direction of economy, and begin *o cur
tail expenses, that we will toon find ourselves in a
worse condition financially than we are to-day.- 1
am very much in earnest in regard to this matter,
ana if we adopt this amendment it will be the beet
day's work we have done. Let us begin the reform
at the top; let us commence with ourselves, and
then we shall show to the people that we arc sincere
in our efforts to secure a more economical adminis
tration of the affairs of State. The days of high
salaries have passed.
Mr. Mayrell— Mi* Speaker, I am in favor of re
form. But, sir, there are two kinds of reform, and
one is political capital reform. What better thing
could monopolies want than to have the pay of
members of the Legislature reduced down to noth
ing? Why would monopolies want that ? Why, be
cause it would place it beyond the power of any poor
man to represent a poor constituency upon this
floor. It would be an easy thing to find men who
would come here and serve for nothing. They could
afford to serve gratuitously. The power that Bent
a man here could afford to pay him a good and suf
ficient per diem. Talk about eight dollars a day;
why, air, I, as a mechanic, within the last eight
years in this State, until these hard times have per
vaded tin State, have earned eight dollars and ten
dollars a day at my irade. lam always in favor of
laying i..m tuch wages as his work deserves. Eight
dollars a day is not too much for any man. .When
ever there has been any attempt made here to cut
down the pay of attaches I have opposed it. Why,
sir, you take into eon side rati the labor-saving
machinery and the prolific soil, any man, if it was
not for conceited taxation would make eight dollars
a day fur his labor. Then why not pay a represent
ative of the people eight dollars a day ? Ido not
think that the gentleman's' constituency wants bio
to work for any less. Ido not think they are clam
oring for reform with such a vengeance. Why, sir,
if a man does his duty to the people it is necessary
for him to labor at least three months before he
takes his scat in the Legislature. ' It is necessary
for turn to read up and prepare himself. ; There is a
cry of ; reform that is a sort, of hypoocritical
cry, generally styled political molasses to catch flies.
Tliis kind of reform I want nothing of. I represent
the nobility of labor, and I contend for a just com
pensation for labor, and I shall never vote to cur
down the pay of a solitary individual who earns his
Mr. Anthony called for the ayes and noes. (No
The Question was put and the amendment lost.
Mr. Anthony said he thought his call bad been
The .- r?:\KKR— Is the call seconded *
Messrs. May and Levee seconded the call. *- J .
Mr. Tylbr— I raise the point of order that the re
sult has been announced, and the ayes and noes can
not now be demanded.
Mr. Tvler— Mr. Speaker, before that vote is taken
I want to make a few remarks. 1 agree very thor
oughly with my friend to the right from San Fran
cisco, that there are various kinds of reform. Iho c
that 'his Asser.bly will be just as nearly unanimous
as it may be upon this question. I say that a man
who is tit to occupy a seat upon this floor earns to
the people more than $3 a day. And if it was com
petent under the new Constitution to put it higher
than that, I would be in fa. or of it. I have uodoubt
that members upon this floor will vote up this
question just exactly in accordance with the estimate
that they place upon themselves, and if there is a
man upon this floor who thinks his services are not
worth 48 a uay
The Speaker— gentleman is out of Drifter, It
is not in order to allude to the motives which ac
tuate any gentleman in voting. ,-
Mr. Tyler— This is my expression, that they will
be governed by the estimate they put upon them
selves, and if they do not think their services arc
worth 4S a day then they will vote for putting the
services of others at the same price. Now all these
people who think their services arc not worth SS a
day will vote for the amendment. -
The Speaker (interrupting)— gentlemimnust
c me to order. That language is not parliamentary
and it is intimidating the gentlemen who desire to
vote. ' Any man has a right to vote as he sees fit,
and no man bass right to impugn in advance tiie
motives cf any other gentleman on this flooi.
Mr. Tyler— l am not aware that I have impugned
the motives of any gentleman on this floor.
The Speaker— No member has a right to cost any
imputation upon any other member.
Mr. Tyler -I most respectfully submit that I have
done nothing of the kind.
[At this point the Speaker called upon the Record-
Union reporter for the words spoken by the gen
tleman from Alameda, which were furnished.]
The Speaker— gentleman will take his seat.
The Chair orders the gentleman to take his seat.
Mr.'ITLER— Mr. Speaker
The Speaker— The gentleman from Alameda, Mr.
Hr. Tylsk— Mr. Speaker, I said this: I suppose
every member on this floor has the right tops] to
every legislator who comes hereafter just exactly as
much as he is entitled to receive under the Consti
tution, provided it is not more than he thinks bis
services are worth. I suppose every gentleman upon
this floor, if he believes his own services are not
worth more than that will be governed in his action
to a certain extent by that estimate. I say that all
those who believe the services of legislators who are
fit to occupy seats upon this floor arc worth 48 a
day will vote down that amendment.
Mr. May— Mr. Speaker, I am sincerely in favor
of the amendment offered by the gentleman from
Santa Cruz, Mr. Anthony, aud it would have pleased
me better if he had said 95. 1 would vote for $.">.
And I want to say now, that when I cast my vote I
don't wan" any gentleman to suppose that when]
vote for ;*.• a day I consider my services worth that
amount. It baa been my fortune to he a merchant
for some years past, and 1 have not been able to
make 45 a day. Now there may be gentlemen here- -
no doubt there are— whose ponderous intellects
would be cheap at 4100 A day, but the State is too
poor to pay them what they are worth. The ques
tion to be decided i**-, what is a fair per diem for
members. I might be dear V- the State at 50 cents
a day. Another gentleman might be worth 4500 a
day. That is not the question. The question to be
decided here is, all things considered, what is fair
and just to members of the Assembly as well as to
the taxpayers of California. Now I shall vote for
the 44. a day for members. I think it was a master
stroke in the honorable Convention which framed
the Constitution to say that while they themselves
were drawing 410 a day, the members of the Legis
lature should only draw 48. 1 look upon it with
feelings of admiration when I turn over the little
volume that I carry always in mv pocket, con
sulting it until it is well nigh worn out,
and every time 1 see that clause where it
says " nothing herein contained shall be construed
to prevent the incoming Legislature from paying
us ten dollars a day," and then in another place Fay
that the Legislature shall never pass any Act to give
themselves more than eight dollars a day. my heart
swells in the contemplation of it. lam in favor of
going them two dollars better, and say that we will
work for six dollars a day, and when their little hill
comes in for us to pay, why, I won't do it.
Mr. Mclxtoku— Mr. Speaker, I don't believe in this
talk about reform and cutting down wages. The
last Legislature fixed it at eight dollars a day, and
the people are satisfied with the price. I did not
conn- here to make political capital. I came here to
work for the people. I think it is to the interest
of the State 'hat the members should be paid for
their labor. Why, sir, I can make more at farming
than I can here. lam perfectly willing to go upon
the record. I am for eight dollars a day, because
that is the price recommended by the State Gran ;
that is little enough. It is harder work here than it
is on the ranch.
On motion of Mr. Mcliiolland the previous
question was ordered. The roll was called, and re
sulted us follows :
Ayes Anthony, Chamberlain, Cook, Felton,
Hardy, Levee, May, Stoddard, Wat-..
Noes— Adams, Bass, Bennett, Braunhart, Brooks.
Brown of Sonoma* Brown of Yuba, Bruner, Bruaie,
Burns, Cameron, Can- oi Sacramento, Carr of Yuba,
Coffman, Coleman, Cooper, Corcoran, Cuthbert, Del
Visile. Cumond, Downs, Durham, Estee, Finlayson,
Fox, Eraser, Prink, Garibaldi, Galley, Gorley J Green,
Harris, Herein , Hynes, Josselyn, Lane, Leach,
Leadbetter, Maguire, Mathews, Maybell, Mc-
Callion, McCarthy of Pan Francisco, Mc-
Comas, McDade, Mcintosh, Merry, Messenger,
Morse, Mulbolland, Nelson, Picket, Sayle, Sinon,
Sherbuni, Spencer, Stanley, Streeter, Sweetland,
Tyler, Walker, Ward, Wason of Veutura, Waesouof
Mono, York, Young, Mr. Speaker—
Mr. Cameron moved to strike out Section 3, thai
the Act shall take effect immediately. Adopted.
Assembly Bills Nos. 45, 50 and 51 were read a
second time.
Mr. TVXKR introduced a bill to amend Sections
C 54, (Mi, 867 and IMS of the Penal Code,
Also, an Act to amend Section 54 of the Penal
Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
Also, an Act to amend Sections 251 and 252 of the
Penal Code, relative to libels.
■ • RESOiXTioxs.
By Mr. Ttlkr Authorizing a warrant drawn for
$50 41, mileage for the state Prison Committee.
Also, authorizing the committee to take testimony
in conjunction with theSenatecommittee. Adopted.
By Mr. Cooper— Appointing a committee to in
quire as to the cans of delay in printing bills, and
also into the cause of errors in printing. Adopted.
By Mr. WsiSOS of Ventura— Authoizing the Com
mittee on Education to employ a clerk.
By Mr. McComas- -Authorizing several comm'.ttecs
to appoint one clerk jointly.
By Mr. McCarthy — Allowing John Ireland %i I for
ten days' services as Porter.
Mr. Cameron called op his notice to amend the
ruleß so as to change the hour of meeting from 11 to
10 o'clock.
The resolution was lost.
Mr. Del all", called up his notice and offered a
resolution to appoint Messrs. Corcoran and Green on
the Committee on Corporations.
< The House refused to .suspend the rules, and the
resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.
- At 4:10 o'clock, on moti.-n of Mr. Merry, the As
sembly adjourned.
Note. — On the question of reconsidering the vote
Saturday, by which the report of the Committee on
Mileage, fixing the mileage at fifteen cents, was
adopted, the i- .'- a'l stood as follow.-* :
Ayes Adams, Anthony, Bass, Bennett, Braun
hart, Brown of Sonoma, Brown of Yuba, Bruner,
Prusie, Burns, Cameron, Carr of Sacramento, Carr
Of Yuba, Chamberlain, Chandler, CotTman, Cook,
Corcoran, Cuthbert, Downs, Durham, Fiulayson,
Fox, Frink, Garibaldi, Gafiey, Gorley, Gre-eu, Har
ris, HyneS, Lane, Leach, Leadbctter, Levee, Maguire,
McCaithy of in Francisco, McComas, Mcl ade,
Morse, Mulhnliand, Sajie, Snon, Sherbum, Bnsncer,
Stanley, Stoddard, S.reeter, Sweetland, Vail ,Ward,
Wason of Ventura, Watson, York, Young.
Noes— Coleman, Cooper, Dimond, Estee, Hardy,
Mathews, Maybell, McCallion, Mcintosh, Messen
ger, Nelson, Picket, Tyler, Walker, Wasson of Mono.
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■ v. asi'!mit,.\. January nub.— Ferry Introduced a
Joint re-.-..:..:... i, proposing au niuendment to the
Constitution, that suffrai >..:. bs restricted cm
account of sex or any other reasuii tilt docs not ap
ply to all citizens. Referred.
i'latt introduced a joint resolution, requesting
the President to Invite the co operation of foreign
maritime Governments in the construction of a
canal across the Isthmus of Darien. Laid on the
tabic. ; '
A number of private bills were passed.
Thefjiei ..I order, the bill to prevent cruelty to an
imals in transportation, was. called np.
Davis of Illinois said that any bill imposing condi
tions, upon such an important baseness as the trans
portation of livestock to the seaboard was an im
portant one, and "hould be scrutinized by the Sen
ate before it bee-aim- a law. !;■..,,,; •--.„') that the
interests of the shipper and owner of live stock
should lend sufficient protection from cruelty, hut
it was a lamentable fact that abuses had existed
and that cuttle bad reached their destination in an
unlit condition— unfit to be used (or food. The peo
ple could force Congressional legislation, and a bill
was accordingly pasted in 1872. '!... question was
whether that law was not batter than the proposed
una. By the existing law cattle must be unloadad
once in every twenty-eight hours for food, water and
rest for at least five hours, unless] they are car
ried in ■ boats or ears in which 'they .an
have food, water and space and opportunity
to rest. The bill proposes to take sway the obliga
tion that cattle be unloaded except at intervals of
sixty boms, if they can obtain i...jd on the cars.
This prevents their getting rest, because they .-an
not rest on the can, sod be believed rest as neces
sary as food and water. ' To keep animals standing
sixty hour, was iTutl.
Thurmau spk. at some length against the bill,
as it stands, though lie favored its object, and would
support it if amended. It stretched the power of
Congress to regulate commerce further than any
bill had done heretofore. Seme of the provisions,
too, seems unskillfully drawn.
(in hie motion, the bill was allowed to go over
until to morrow, to be printed, rather with the
amendment!; proposed to be I tier. I by several -sena
The Chair appointed Senator Pryor to replace the
lute Senator Houston on the Committees on Kit c
tions, Claims and Postofliee.
After an executive session the Senate adjourned.
Washington, January ltfth. — Immediately after
the reading of the journal, tin Speaker ailed the
States tor bills, and the following were introduced
an.l ret, rred :
r.y Bailey of New York— Relating -.- liilnuiieaalii
canal. 1 1 requests the President to invite the co
operation of the Governments of the principal mar
itime nations of Europe in the selection of a route
for Isthmus ship transit which shall be -unci to
serve moat largely the Interests of maritime na
tions, and to communicate to such Governments the
desire of this Government to rome to under
slamting relative to the neutrality of such inter
occani. transit.
By Townsend of Illinois— l .-oposiiig constitutional
amendment in regard to the election of President
and '• ice-President. Providing for their election by
» majority .i votes of the people, and tor the aboli
tion of the Electoral College.
• I.y Wells— Creating J . B. Eads and his associates
a body corporate, under the nun,, of the Inter
oceanic Transit Company, authorizing it to acquire,
such right of way as ft may need, provided that tin
work of construction shall be commenced within
two years Brad completed within seven years from
the passage cf this Act, and tiiat if said Work be si»
commenced and completed, no .. ....- shall be
granted by the United States to an-, other company
or corporation within fifty years, it authorizes the
President to tie-tail two ships of -...,- -,. assist hi. tis '■
in making such full and complete sarvej as may
appear necessary, and appropriates $200,000 to be
immediately available to defray tbe cost incidental
to such surveys.
An invitation frcm the Clan >'.. -....: Association
to the House, to be present at the address by Chas.
S. Parnell, the 2d if February, in aid of Ireland, was
accepted on motion of Young of Ohio.
Cox offered a resolution tendering the hall of the
House to Parnell for an address The proposition
met some -sit-in. 1, but was finally agreed to by a
vote of f.G to lit.
Kelly moved to suspend the rules and adopt the
following resolution :
Resolved, That it is the sense of the n.msc that
the negotiation Uf. the Executive Department of the
Government of a commercial treaty, whereby rates
of duty tube imposed on foreign commodities enter
ing the United States (or consumption shall be fixed,
would he, in view of .-t ction 7 of Article I. of tho
Constitution, an infraction of th- Constitution and
an invasion of cue of the highest prerogatives of the
House of Representatives.
Springer moved that the resolution be- adopted"
Wilson of Virginia— ls it in order to move to lay
it on the tabic ?
- Ths Speaker — It is not.
Cox i would like to get tbe ear of the gentleman
from Pennsylvania.
The Speaker— lie-hate is not in order.
F. Wood— Nobody lias ever proposed such a thing
as the resolution suggested.
Tho question was taken ... noes ami ayes, and st
the close the roll call, which stood 111' to 31, but
before the completion of the vol. the floor was at 2
o'clock claimed tor the business .1 the District of
i-'inal action on Kelly's resolution remains deferred
till Monday next.
San Francisco Produce Market.
San Fs- men January lfi-.h— l r. v.
FLora- About, 2,000 bbls was received to-day
from Oregon by steamer. We quote the various
brands a» follows : Beat (it.. Extras, 58 Hie, ; in
kers' Extra, $5 bTJoiO li ' : baperfine S4 25(34 50;
interior Extra, 16 62JfiO; interior Superfine, (H@
4 86; Oregon Extra, *6C'rS 62J ; choice do, S5 50(a0 ;
Oregon Superfine, S3 75(84 ; Walla Walls Extra,
$'i 03)Q0 9 bbl. Purchasers of round lots can ob
tain concessions on the above rates.
Wheat — Apparently there is no inquiry for ship
ping purjK.s..-s, and it is difficult in tbe absence of
sales to give a standard quotation. Holders seen
to think that it will pay then: to c .rrv their stocks,
and therefore do not press the market. Sales to
day were chiefly on milling account, as follows :
1,700 ctls choice milling, 52 OS ; 325 do and 235 d0
at the same figure : 500 do good No. 2 shipping,
Sl 03. We quote No. lat S2v(J2 05 for choice ehii>
ping and milling respectively, No. -J, Sl 92*v?'l 97*.
y ctl.
ltvi.i.Kv— Only one sale was reported on 'Change
this morning, consisting of 300 ctls good ast feed
at 72Jc. Brewing is quota! at S2^@67rC . feed,
65(e»75c or coast and 77J'(iS0c ■> ctl for hay ; Cheva
lier, fl 0i....'l 70 for Choice bay end SltJil 25 for
Oats— No sales reported to-day. We quota Hum
boldt at >! 1.'.-.I 37J; coast, $1(81 25; Oregon
and Washington Territory, $1 1581 35; Surprise,
si -iojcl 50 v ctl.
1..-. Meets with fair inquiry. Sales of 590 ska
small round yellow at j;l Ozj : 217 do larpe whito
and yellow, St ; 1130 do large yellow, Sl V ctl,
Ryi -Quotable at from Sl 10 to Sl it V ctl.
i; ...in... 1 rom *JI 20 to Sl 35* ctl for ordi
nary- to choice.
Hay— Cargo lots on the wharf range from SS to
$12 V ton.
BriTXß— Supplies are plentiful, and quotations are
easy at 21'..-_ , 'i-, with fancy brands at -i''"-7c: in
ferior to ordinary, 17@21c, inside rate for mi\c*l
lots from country stores ; California firkin, I -'file ;
pickled roil, *■-!.-.
Wool— Stock iB all exhausted. Quotations are nomi
nal, as follows ; Humboldt free. ';-.'." : slightly burry
and seedy, 21(324c; very hurry and seedy, IS***
20c ; San Joaquin and southern, ;.'.-:-.- tor burry
and seedy ami 18(>c21c for free: Oregon Lambs, 111
■ ::.. V lb.
Eastern and. Foreign Harksts.
New York, January IMb.
BanAMlurfa Floor is dull and wheat is irregu
lar; the latter at $1 li'-i.fl 48.
Groceries— Kin Coffee is dull and nominal. Re
fined Sugars are in moderate demand and steady.
Crushed, powdered, out-loaf. 10<!il0Jc ; granulated,
flJdicDJc ; Coffee, A standard, ftJtallSc . ditto off A,
Hirttijc ; white Extra 0, 0.,.- ; Extra C, B!<3Bjc ;
C, ■"-;..• ; yellow, 7;... J >-. lei are quiet. Holders
do 'not press sales, and are firm.
Hides— Buyers and sellers apart, but prices steady.
California dry are quiet at 2 IV .'-.-.
Leather— irregular, with tendency in favor if
Hops - e-.iict,at 35<34Cc for Pacific coast.
Wool— California is quiet at 18(322c for fall
burry and t'lacctc for clean fail ; spring hurry,
•>_.>; clean spring, 80@38c ; pulled, SotttlSc.
Oil.— Whale is steady at UgWc for southern aud
o2tofi. r .c for northern ; sperm is strong at $1 05<r«?
1 10 for crude and $1 15@1 23 for refined.
Hardware axd Metals— Hardware is in good,
active demand. The price lists continue under re
vision, and pretty much ' all changes reported an
toward a higher level. Nails arc higher, Being DOW
quoted at •JBtgf 25 V keg The advance has cheeked
the tegular demand, but has stimulated speculative
inquiry. Pig Iron is quiet, con m - considering
prices artificial. Ail-largo holders insist upon $40
for No 1 »c Scotch Pig. English Pig is in good dl
mand, and very firm. ' Manufactured Iron is in
active demand at full prices. Lead is in firm demand,
and holders axe Ann at Hoc. Tin plates ..reactive,
but the firmness of holders restricts business.
. Cine ago, January 10th.
Wheat— tl 24J for February.
Bacon— Bo 70 tor short rib Bides.
Pork-.«12 (BJ for February. .
Lard-*7 tto(«7 *t\ tor February.
: i I Liverpool, January 19th.
WiiKAT-C'alifnrnia, 10s 6d<sflls 4d for average,
and lIaSdQIIS Sd for club. Sift lots are buoy
ant ; floating cargos are firmer ; cargoes on passage
Bill for shipment are quiet, but firm ; French coun
try markets arc firmer, but eatit-r.
1 ■ ... '
, It is said thcro are 40,000,000 acres of
public lands in the Statu of California yet
unsurveyed. Most of this is mountain and
foothill land, and though most of this is
considered good only for . pasturage, there
is enough good lansl in it for homes for
thousands of persons. In Lake county
alone there is a large quantity of unsur
veyed land. In the noithern part of the
county there are two or three townships of
it cove with as fine sugar pine as can be
found in the .Stat?, and even within three
miles of Lakeport, the county seat, there
is a .'considerable' territory unsurveyed.
Wo believe tho neglect of the Government
is a serious impediment to the, prosperity
of the State, and wo hope the matter, may
be presented to the proper authorities with
such force that' it will be neglected no
longer.- Bee. ... , ;_; . -... -,. : -,-'; tips
.. I — aa.-.-. ■—■ . i _ '
' : A man ' with a wheelbarrow ' carries 'Jail
before him.

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