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He Weeps and Moans Over the Re-!
mains of His Dead Wife.
Jfhe Coroner's Jury Charges Him. With
Murder—Forgous Does 2Jot Mako
a Statement.
Coroner George Clark held an inquest
last evening in the case of Mrs. Marie |
Forgous, who met a tragic death Sunday
afternoon, presumably at the hands of her
husband, Auguste Forgous.
The examination-room was uncomfort
ably crowded with witnesses, jurors and
epectators, and outside a large crowd j
gathered to hear the verdict.
Forgous arrived shortly after the tak
ing of testimony began, and was accom
panied by Police Captain Lee and officer
Lowell. Forgous seemed calm enough
at this time. When asked if he desired
to see the body of his Mile before testify
ing, ho answered in the attirmative, in
French. He. was led into the rear room
and the corpse exposed to hip view.
For a few seconds Forgous stood and
■fared at the marble-like face and uttered
not a word. Then with a moan he fell
upon the corpse and began kissing the
cold lips with fervency, and sobbing the
"Oh, Marie! Marie!" he called, and
then ioll upon the floor in an apparent
paroxysm of grief,
Officer Lowell lifted Forgous to his feet,
and led him back into tho exa:nination
Forgous Bat upon a chair and continued
to moan piteously. Se could not be com
forted, and when asked if he wished to
testify, replied that he was too aide —that
he fen too bad. lie s:iid lie had already
made a statement to the police and would
not say anything different now.
Finding that it would be impossible to
■get him to testify at thai dime toe Coroner
axcnwe.d Forgous, and he was taken back
to prison.
Captain Lee was then sworn, and the
Statement made to him by Forgous
Shortly after the shooting, ;':ml which
statement was published in yesterday's
]i»:oKii-L'xiiiN. was read. Captain Lee
laid it was a correct reproduction of Por
g-ous' stafc ment. The< feptainthen showed
Bra jury bow Forgone bad iihisi rated tho
Bcome between himself and wife, and
how, as he claimed, she had shot herself.
"i aski >i ii;.n.:' :-aid the Captain, "if si>c
kept on shooting herself in the heart,
and ho said'yes.' « >n Sunday night he
told me that his wife fired first at him
ami tiio bullet just missed his head. Then
he seized her by the ana, and she shot
herself. To-day : told him ilua :'.d bullet
had been found in the walls, and !!:<..1 he
•si id that she did not liru that first shot at
M is. <;. 11. H( [sch, daughter of the dead
.vo'!i:m, was the next witness. "The de
teased was my mother," she said. "She
wasabout forty-three years and eleven
months of age. 1 called on her j esterday.
Her husband was there. They bad a
Quarrel in my presence. Ho was under
the influence of liquor. She told him to
behave himself in regard to drinking. Pie
told me that my mother was drunk, but
I knew thai mh- was riot. There were no'
threats made by him then, but he has
threatened her at other times. I left,
Bjboaf ■! o'clock. As 1 was going oat, For
eons followed me and called out: 'Mamie,
don't you ever come back here —youor
your husband —as I will kill you. He
had hi* pistol then and 1 believe that had
I remained there he would have shot me,
■ ■ "•
••; >!■! you eve,- have a conversation with
your mother about a pistol?" asked Coro
jir; 1 < 'i:irk.
"Yes," replied Mrs. Heisob, "Fcwgoca
had shot a dog, and my mother told me
that he got soexeited that she was afraid
he would shoot her, too."
The witness then west onto saytliat
Forgous ami her mother quarrelled fre
quently—or rather thai he gave her no
peace. Witness had advised her mother
to bide l 'orgous' pistol, as she was afraid
he would use it.
"Al another time (hey quarreled," she
Baid. "and 1 ran out of the house. My
mother came <>v; Utter and gave me a
pistol, as she was afraid he would use it
on her. I know thai be has threatened to
kill my mother and himseif— that nothing
would part them."
lii answi ■ to questions by City Attor
ney Hart, Mrs. Seisch said thai thequar
r.-'.s between ForgouS and hia wife were
mostly <>n account of his drinking. "She
would remonstrate with him," she said,
"an,iask him not to drink. He was also
very jealous. He was jealous of myhus
■ and me. My mother went up-stairs.
Where the pistol was kept, once while I
was al the house Sunday, but she only
went op to get some baby-clothes forme.
Fhe did not get the pistoL 1 am .sure.
Forgous went :ij> afterwards, and, 1 be
lieve, u<>t the pistoL When my mother
banded me the package of baby-clothes he
pot angry, and told me not tocomntond
mother not to do anything tor me. Then
be ran ap-stairs and cam. down very
rapidly and excitedly. That was just as
I was going out, and when he told me not
to <■■ me Lack or he would shoot mo. For
zous is say stepfather. My mother had
1 ■■ n married three times."
Airs. Schiminger, the next witness, said
plie wasa neighbor of the Forgone family.
Sunday afternoon she saw Mrs. Heisch
leave ti>e house and heard Forgous call
after her something In French, lie was
very ex. Lted. "After she leit I heard the
doer slammed and bolti d." said the wit
ness. "Then 1 heard some4oud talking
inside, and a little htera scream followed
liy a pistol shot. Then there was another
■cream, und
In rapid succession. I ran over toward
thehouseand \-\>:-^<\-^ .-nine oul Into the
front garden, i naked him what I
'.lone —what had become of bis wife. He
■aid, *Oh, she's all right She's got a
little too much in the head. 1 I asked him
to let me go in and see her, but h.' sai l
s-V.i was asleep and would be all right
pretty a oni He said she was drunk, but
I knew that was not so, because I saw
her about 1 o'clock and slie was sober."
"I|>< .Mrs. Forgous ever say her hus
bixu i.i ' ehreatened to shoot her?'' ask< .1
Coroner Clark.
"Yes, she has told me that he got excited
■when he was drinking and threatened to
ose'the pistoL l advised her to hide it. I
have seen Forgous intoxicated many
times, but F never saw Mrs. Forgous uii
der the influence of liquor, and 1 have
known her fourteen or fifteen years, i
always knew her to \>>- a hard-working,
honest woman. The scream that I heard
was that of a woman. 1 could not be
mistaken—it was no< man's voice."
Police officer Lowell testified regarding
the manner in which he arrested Forgous,
and the fin ling of the smoking pistol on
the floor near the dead woman's body.
He added that Forgous was very much
■ t the time of his arrest. Forgous
told the witnt bs that his wife fired at him
first, and he dodged the bullet. The
prison.-- w:-, also very abusive in speak*
fngof his wife. He applied rile names to
her: said Bhe was "drunk and no good."
Witness took the pistol and examined it.
It was a British bull dog, and (bur shots
had been filed from it. "\\ Etaesa had
since examined the <!' ceaaed's body and
fouud four bulk I',1 ', wounds upon it.
\.!T \ i ! IBGOCS SAID.
George 11. Kunz. wlio lives at Tenth
and T streets, testified that shortly after
tii" shooting he was walking down Tenth
street, and saw some people gathering
around Forgous' house, lie asked what
was the matter and somebody said For
gous had shot his wife. The witness
wanted to go in, but the bystanders told
him not to, as ForeOos might shoot him,
too. Pretty soon Forgous came outside
and the witness asked him what he had
done. Forgouszapliedthat his wife had
tried to s.i ■■■>! him. but mi.-s, .1 him.
When the witness asked to be allowed to
go in and see Mrs. Forgous, the prisoner
riifu-jed to permit it. but after sonic
further talk he said he would go inside
and see her, and then let the witness
come in. While he was inside the officer
George H. Heisch, son-in-law of the
deceased, was the next witness. He sail!
he had heard frequent quarrels between
Mr. and Mrs. Forgous, but did not know
what it was about, as they talked in
French. He had choked and struck her,
but she would never tell of "He was
a man that drank a great deal," said
Heisch, "and had a bud temper. Once he
drove her out of the house and I kept her
at my brother's house for two weeks. He
has,often said that if any one tried to
separate him and Us wife he would kill
them all oif."
In answer to questions from City At
torney Hart, Mr. Heisch said that on
Christinas Forgous wrote something on
the back of a photograph and gave it to
his wife. She read it, and tore it up iir;
uiediateiy and put the pieces on a shell,
where he (the witness) found it to-day.
Tho pieces of the photograph were
produced and handed to Interpreter
Barron, who put them together
and read it to the jury. It read,
in effect: "You are looking for some
thing, madam, thnt will end badly for
you—bad for me, but worse for you. You
are going against my will. Time will
I'll that lam right." It Was signed by
Eugene Laniet testified that ho was ac
quainted with Mr. and Mrs. Forgo;::-.
Th.' latter was employed by him during
the last twelve years as his cook. So far
[as he knew she was a woman that never
drank. She had complained to the wit
ness that her home was not a happy one.
She had said something about her hus
band having a pistol, but witness <!i'i not
remember of anything having been said
al ml bis osing it upon her. On New
Year's Day they were both at witness 1
house, and Forgoua was drank.]
Alexander Hoefer testified that he was
in the vicinity of Forgous' house when
the shooting occurred, and saw Forgous
be came out In the front garden, as
testified to by Mrs. Schiminger. His tes-
I timony was mainly in corroboration of
that given by Mrs. Schiminger.
Coroner Clark read the statement of
Dr. White, who made the autopsy on the
I body of Mrs. Forgous. Three pVnetrat-^
■ Lng wounds we're founcLanyone of which
i would have been fatal. Besides these
there was one contused wound near the
I others. All of thei a tirst-named penetra
tions extended through the left lung.
Tius concluded the testimony, and the
Coroner turned the case over to the jury.
After about in minutes' deliberation
the jury returned a verdict to the effect
; that "Maria Forgoaa came to her death
| on tho 11th day of January, 1891, from
three wounds inflicted by a pistol in the
h:;nds of Augoste Forgous," and charging
Forgous with murder.
I Another Citizen "Who Would Have the
Stores (!0.-c EBrly.
Eds. RecobS-Uhlos : lem glad to see
some one stand up for tne poor, over
worked saleswomen and men of this city,
and I wish to publicly thank General
Martine for the noble stand he has taken
in this mutter —not only for myself, but
on behalf of every co-laborer in our
i midst. Why cannot the merchants of
our city, irrespective of their lines of
goods, close their places at Bp. rr., as is
the custom throughout the Eastern cities?
If needs be. let the la. lies of this city hold
a mass meeting and resolve not to deal
with any firm who refuses to join in this
laudable movement, and God will bless
them for their good work.
P.oys and girls remenber the long,
tedious evenings—until 8 or S», and even 10
o'clock —that you, who have to toil for
your living, had to spend in the shops
where you were employed, before this
early-closing movement went into effect;
:.ikl remember now that unless it is sus
tained the same state of affairs will pre
vail. Let us till join hands and victory
will be ours.
A FoRMF.n 16 Hours' 'Work^kk.
The Result of ::n Argument as to the
«;oaulueness oi'n Gi-cc-nback.
Sum. Edwards and Frank Everdall
were arrested yesterday a tier noon by on
cers Lowell and Carroll and charged with
rol >bery.
The complaining party is a one-armed
individual named iliggins, and he claims
to have been robbed of about $20. He
says he went into a saloon on Front
Btreet yesterday, and tossing a -Siio piece
on the co;inler culled all hands up to the
bar and treated them. The barkeeper
gave him a :>U> gold piece, a $5 greenback
and some silver in change, and he was
about to Leave the place when one cf the
"hangers on" suggested that the green
back might be a counterfeit. Biggins
thought it a wise plan to examine the
currency and he endeavored to take it
from his right side vest pocket.
Having only one arm he could not easily
do so, aiM one of the gang present volun
teered to assist him, and kindly took the
greenback from his pocket. The crowd
gathered around to look at it. anS in his
enthusiasm Higgina forgot to take .care
of the gold which he had in his pocket.
The result was that he bad all of bis
money stolen, ami the man with the
greenback got awny with his swag also.

Building and Loan Association.
T!ic annual meeting of the Gtermania
Building and Loan Association was held
last evening at 1011 Fourth street. L.
Phillips, J. Halm, and Albert Elktw
were elected Directors for the ensiling
three v\ an-. The officers of the associa
tion are: L. Neubourg, J'resident; J.
! ffahn, Vico President: H. J. Goethe,
Secretary; Xationul Bank of I). O. Mills
[ <fe Co., Treasurer; Matt F. Johnson, At
torney. According to the Secretary's rc
port,the value of t;-,e stock December,
IS9O, was as follows: Third series, $138 ."i;
Fourth Berii -, >!il 82; Fifih series. $56 19;
Sixth series. £12 53. The net earnings
for the past year are 5.23 per cent.
Notarial Appointments.
The following Notaries Public wore
appointed by Governor Morkh&m yester
day: <r. B. Montgomery, Hollister; A!> in
LJ. Brttner, Sacramento; (icrgo R. Ifol
brook, Ontario; F. A. Dorn, Bah Luis
Obispo; F;. W. Xwiaii,Santa Maria; Wm.
K. Wise. DavisvUle: H. i".. Makinm v,
Santa • !ruz; J. ('. Tuobs, Sacramento; !!.
S. Fl< th. r, Santa Cruz; Hanford 13.
(iriuiih, Fresno.
Officer Snook Takes a Shot.
A horse belonging to the proprietor of
■::r.:'\ian Dairy wis taken sick yes
day and the animal laid down in tho road
near Twenty-aeeondand II streets. The
owner left it there, and officer Snook,
b ■ ing the condition of the horse, shot i;.
ri be question now is, "Who will pay the
bill for hauling the animal to the bone
Oak Park Alliance.
An enthusiastic meeting was hold at
Capital District School-house on .Saturday
evening and a sub-Alliance was orga
nized. C. i>. Brooke was elected Presi
dent and W. S. Willis Secretary. The
A! I iancc is to be known as Oak Park Alli
ance, "No. -.
Sacramento Inventors.
E. Heinrich. of this city, has been
granted a patent fora combined match-
Box and cigar-punch. A. McDonald, of
Franklin, mis a patent for n str.w-dump
attachment for a combined harvester.
Our Great Winter Sale
la Intended to sweep everything before it.
Blankets, blankets, comfinten and aha s;to
day again on Sale what is 1.-ft. Kuneruberthe
cut and when tiicgcodsgiveout at
Bed House. *
"CoMrorxn SuiPHra Powdeh" (put up
only by tho W. H. Bone Co.. Xo. la Bctsa
siivet. s>au Fnuieisoo)gives tbvbeat nathrtar
tion <>f :u.y remedy on the iiu-.rkit. It thor
oughjy cleanses the bUKHI, und for habitual
consttpation, indigestion, biliousness, piles,
t-lc. it has no equal. Kirk, Geiiry <£ Co. •

Trx Sacramento Galedonlfla Club will give
<>:i( of their good, i.M-time concerts and ball on
Friday evening, January -J3d. at Turner HaiL
Bo itch songs and dances und a good time fur
all who attend. % *
The City Advertising Proposition Laid j
Over Again.
.Tolin Eltel's Protest—George E. Bates
Wants His Bonds Refunded—
Grading Contracts.
When the Board of City Trustees met
yesterday morning, Mayor Comstock first
exiled up the matter of fixing the price
ibr city advertising. He stated that the
committee appoint**! to establish the rate
had not yet met, but would this week.
For his part, he would favor fixing the
rate the same as was charged the county
by the Record-Union hist year, as fol
lows: One square (210 cms), first inser
tion, §1; next two insertions, 78 cents
each ; and subsequent insertions, 50 cents.
Joseph P. Wiseman, representing the
Kk'.i md-Union, reminded the Mayor
that the schedule of prices which he read
Avas an old one which the paper charged
il: ■• county some time ago. The ReooBTH
Union had since changed the size of its
- [nare, reducing it to about 150 ems, and
was charging its new rate lor all of the
county advertising.
V. S. McClatchy, of the Bee. said ho
knew that the Bcnedule as r.-:i<i by the
M :yorwasnot the Record-Union.-; r . > 8
for advertising, nor was it the Bee's. Both
papers had reduced the sfcra of their
squares ovetr a year ago, and ware charg
ing the county by their new rates. T&
papers were charging the samepric*
the county as they required of all mer
chants in Sacramento, and they did not
think the city E)hould demand or fix a
tower rate than was charged to all other
Upon motion of Trustee McLaaghlin,
the committee was given another week ;<>
John E.tel appeared before tho Board
and read a protest which he hud prepared,
si:-. Ijp tho manner in which Fourteenth
street, from X to O, hud been graded. lie
said he did not believe ii was right for
him to pay out money unloss he received
a just equivalent for it. He would not be
satisfied until a large number of wagon
loads of the mud was hauled away, and
good gravel put in its place.
Trustee McLaughlin said he believed
tho work on the street had been prop
erly performed, and he proposi d to ac
'•'.).! it. He thought Mr. Kitol and Mr.
Scott, who were objecting totheac
anee.of the work, were a little sore 6 •
cause the work had been donu at all.
They did not want the street gravelled in
the first place.
Upon motion of the Street Commis
sioner, the objections to 1 lie grading and
gravelling of the street were dismissed, by
the unanimous consent of the Board.
A. Ratke presented a petition, mitring
that he be allowed to establish a saloon
on E street* between Fifth and Sixth.
There being no objection, ho was author
ized to procure his license.
bates' bonds.
George E. Bates, who holds a large
number of Sacramento city bond-, apv
peared before the Board and presented
$5,200 worth of 10 per cent, bonds of the
years 1864 aod 1866, and asked that they
be refundod by the city and new 6 per
cent, bonds issued to him instead. Ho
said thai almost all of the old red bonds,
amounting to nearly a million dollars,
had been refunded and new white boi dfl
Issued by the Act of 1801. There was at
present outstanding about ?U,5<X) worth of
the old bonds which had not been re
funded, and he held |6,200 worth. The
bonds were valid and the only question I
which stood in the way of their redemp
tion was the statute of" limitation.
The Mayor said he thought that if the i
Board did exchange Mr. Bates' bonds, he
ought to be willing to accept 50 per cent.
on the dollar, as he had in all probabil&y
purchased thorn at a very low figure.
Mr. Hates did not say at what figure he j
bought the bonds, but he told the Board
that he paid considerabyl more than 5)
percent, for them, and of course did not
want to let them go for less than their
At the request of the Mayor, the matter
was laid over for consideration.
Extensions of time were granted for
completing the work of givding M street
from Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth, and V
street from Tenth to Twenty-first.
J. W. Outhrie asked that the bonrd
give him permission to connect the drain
pipe from the new Postofflee building,
with the main sower on Seventh street.
; ii • s:iid the sewer in the alley would not
carry off the drainage satisfactorily, as it
did not have the proper fall.
Tho matter was referred to the Street
The board decided to consult with the
Superintendent of the City Cemetery
Borne day this week and fix the price oil
some new lots in the cemetery.
A. J. Croly suggested to the board that
it extend au invitation to King Kalakaoa
to visit Sacramento City and enjoy him
self at the expense of the Board of Trus
tees. He said the Masonic order would
in all probability entertain him for a
Trustee McLaughlin said he was op
posed to the city's allowing any of its
funds to be wasted on the King." li' he
came here he ought to pay his own bills.
The other members of the board felt in
clined the same way and no action was
The board adjourned after allowing a
number of claims.
Russell's Comedians will appear at the
Metropolitan Theater Friday and Satur
day evenings next. The loaders in the
combination are the brilliant soubrette
and widely-known vaudeville actress,
Fay Templeton, and the old-time favorii b
and thoroughly capable man. Char]
Reed. The piece— a ferce cornedy — In
which they will appear in entitled '"Miss
McGintvj of the Comedle Fr.-.ncnisc," If
i-- said ni the piece that it is the climax of
farcical fan, m which every line creates
!: aghter, and every situation a
paroxysms] convulsion of minJi. In
the company there are twenty people, ail
of metropolitan reputation. The com
pany is a very expensive one, and so
much so Unit no engagements will be
written fbr it on this coast except for Sac
ramento and San Francisco. A dispatch
of Sun lay from Cincinnati to the San
Francis* o press says lint since "Shenan
doah's" sacoess there have been no such
targe throngs of people in the theaters of
Cincinnati ;;< h:ive crowded in to s. <■■
"Miss McGinty," The company, it is
added, played in that city for a week,
and the bii>im s> done was the largest on
record. It is added that several times on
the last night the action of the play had
to he interrupted to give the audience
opportunity to exhaust its manifestation
of approval. At the conclusion, there
was a presentation of llorr.i pieces and an
informal reception on tho Btage, large
numbers of people going forward to con
gratulate toe actors. The company left
Cincinnati Sunday Aight in special cam
direct for Saeramettto. The box sheet
opens at the Metropolitan Thursday
A largo number of ladies related to St.
Paul's Church, begin an entertainment at
the Clnnie Opera House to-night, entitled
"The Fete of Nations." Every night this
this week there will be a change of pro
gramme. The parquet has been floored
over level with the stage and prepared
for dancing. Between 150 and 200 people
are to take part, mainly young women
Miss Keren's drill corps' of thirty is to
takr part; there are to lie line scenic
effects nightly; Greek statuary, a temple
of Flora, dances of all nations, instru
mental and vocal music, selections from
English operas, tableaux vivants and
characteristic melodies; a cosmopolitan
section with a score of children in fancy
costumes; Columbia receiving the na
tions; exercises in the DeLSarte system of
posing, and on the last night, Saturday, a
mind TnafilcfMt hnti. Amr-T"* .>*>.,-.,.
features a chess game with living "pieces"
is to be played. It will be a complete re
production of the game played at the
Royal Concert Hall, St. Leonards, Lon
don, last week, and which the telegraph
reports to have been a great success. The
Opera House has been decorated and
made every way comfortable for the
week. The ladies have been at work upon
this affair for a long time, and have gone
Lo groat expense to make it the most suc
cessful af&ir of the kind ever given
here. Nearly the same management that
produced the "Carnival of Nations" at
Armory Hall two years ago, with such
signal success, is in charge on this occa
sion. Seats can bo reserved at the Opera
House from and aiter 9 o'clock this morn
ing. It is announced that Governor
Miirkham and party have expressed the
intention to be present this evening.
At the Congregational Church next
Tuesday evening, the Swedish Ladies'
Octette will appear for the benefit of the
Gtood Templars' Home for Orphans. Mel
vir. R.Day.a Boston humorist,indorsed by
the Eastern press warmly, will also ap
pear. The concerts of "the Octette are
highly commended by the press where
the troupe has appeared. The company
is now en route from tho F.ast. to appear
at the Baldwin Theater, San Francisco,
but has been secured for one night here
first. The St. Paul News declares that
the Octette is one of "Swedish nightin
gales," and the Chicago Evening Journal
says of these Stockholm Bin : r i that they
are pupils of no less a personage than
ProtßSsdr August Edffren, Choirmostec
of the Royal Swedish < >p,■:■;>. It adds
that the singing is more artistic, marked
by natural freshness of quality and char
acterized by superior I'mish, while tho
voices of the singers arc of phenomenal
range, from high soprano to an alto that
is baritone in quality. The tickets for the
entertainment have been placed al SO
oonts, which is but a third or the charge
that will be made for dress drelo seats
1 i the troupe appears at the Baldwin
Theater. San Francisco.
The Sacramento Lecture Association
had a very large audience at the Congre
gational Church last night. Miss Lida
Low is a pleasing pianist, with, a delicate
touohand manifest feeling in interpreting
the score before her. FTefla Brown-Pond
is ngood dramatic reader. Sheisa woman
of fine presence, is very graceful and oa i
a charming voice,'a genuine womanly
voice, soft, yet strong, nicely modulate a,
yet resonant, she roads with great
vivacity, and her mimetic powers are
notably superior. In pathos she is less
Bta ■ ■ - fa] than In descriptive and comedy
efforts. !":ho lias the wisdom to introduce
the singing voice a good deal, and who
docs it with admirable effect He:- recita
tions and intoning to the accompaniment
of the piano were as neat effects as any
elocutionist could Wish for.
Tho "IT and I" Company had a good
house at the Metropolitan Theater last
night. The audience was apparently well
pleased with the force comedy.
San Jose, Ix>s .Vi'so'ies and San Fran
cisco Companies File Articles.
The following art&lea of incorporation
were filed m the Secretary of State's office
Los Angeles Mining Company. ('upital
stock, £1,000,000. Directors — James E.
Withrow, W. A. Mj/rralls, W. E. Fryer,
>'.. 1,. Graff and 11. W. Lattiam.
Central America Republics and Califor
nia Development Company. Principal
place of business, San Francisco. Capi
tal stock, |5,000,000. Directors—J. "il.
Hawthornthwaite, 0. |S. Mxutdt, Bf. L.
Craw lord, F. M. Crawford and W. L.
Los Angeles Schoofe* Art and Design.
Directors—S. J. Flenfing, M. A. Alter', S.
H. Weller, L. E. Garden Macleod, Mal
colm Macleod, H. T. Hayard, V. A.
Forthman, D. Desmondand Henry Koch.
San Jose Dried Fruit Company. Capi
tal stock, $200,000. Directors —W. M.
Wright, Stillman A. Moulton, Silas N.
Johnston, Henry Ward Wright and Ber
uard D. Murphy.
Tho Baker-Devlne Contest Not Panning
Out for the Contestant.
The contested election case of C. W.
Baker against J. B. Devine, involving
one of the City Justiceships, was com
menced yesterday in Superior Judge
Catlin's Court. Clinton L. White ap
peared as counsel for Baker, and J, A.
Bruner for Devine.
It was agreed to first take up precincts
other than those whoso ballots were re
counted in the Hamilton-Bhoada case
and the first envelope opened was that of
precinct one of the Third Supervisor Dis
'ill.-ballots of three precincts wore re
counted, and the result was a loss of seven
voteS i'or the contestant. Tho recount
will be resumed this morning.
Solano Natives.
Solano Parlor, ?To. 39, BT. S. G. W
entertained ?. large number of invited
guests in their new hall at Suisun on
Saturday evening last. The newly elected
officers were publicly installed, the - -
monies were witnessed by the pioneers
of Solano County. At 11 o'clock all par
took of a sumptuous banquet, during
the progress of which an interesting
literary programme was presented. Sev
eral grand officers were present and par
ticipated in tho pleasures i f the occasion.
Shows Good Management.
Notwithstanding the liberal scale on
which the inaugural ball was managed,
tho Executive- Committee found last
evening—after settling all its bills—that
there would be a clear surplus of about
The committee took no action looking
to tlae disposition to bo made of this
money, but there are plentyoflocal char-
Ities to which it can ! q well applied.
Descent From the Cross.
T-ie beautiful copy of Rubens "Dc
bo ni from the Cross," recently presented
to the Museum Association by Mi>r.
Margaret E. Orooker, has just been
upon the cast wall <n th* central section
of tha pity's art gallery. It is an import
ant addition io tno collection and is well
worthy a special visit to the gallery.
Our Great Winter Sale
T; Intended to sweep everything before !t
i-h nkeU, blanki ■ . coinfoi ■] - and shoi s; to
day again la siii v.!:.-ii istlctt. ttpmember the
i ut nnri slash st->i>s w hen the sootis jjivu out at
ltcd Hotise, *
Citt license and water rates now due Pay
on or before the 15th instant and nave costs. *
15 h(." !m~ ln thta oi;v- January iifu. Mrs. De
•,,(!!' !r>1";, 1!lr'lll<-11°'' Mrs.Sol. Rnnyon, a.
; ■ ..;.i.>:ii Mr*. T. I. Taylor, Mr*. JamesKi-
l c ty ai/. (1 v\ IrrV %v-I-°cUi»n. grandmother of
Mr., c. H. Uippon, a, native of Btantown
Mlama couuty. Ohio, aged 07 yeara 4
montns and 14 days. [San Francisco pa
-1 en please copyj x
*/. rnemisand acqaitintaneea are Kspoct
fuUvmvitcdto attmdthe ftineml, tromthe
CUrtstlan ( hurch, Eighth street, between N
and o, i)i:.- atternoon at 1 o'clock.
ForuGors-i;, ti.is city. Jairuarj nth.
m^' ¥?H gonrgpas, betovert mother ..r
1-*, l!'"!^. Mrs. Kamle Heisch
s*^ TRADE jjEillf^^ MAR"^^
Humbafro, Headaolie, Tootliacho,
rar a v r /^ x« G E A
Soro Throat, STfaUia^, rrost-bitog^
SpifiiiM, Brnißse^jßnrjjs, BealcJa.
©hanpefe fJaiitj for gitlnn & (£O.
at 9:30 we shall have a special sale of
Odds and Ends in
• Including the large number of Odds and
Ends and Remnants brought to light by
our recent stock-taking.
There will be Remnants of Embroid
Remnants of Dress Trimmings,
Ladies' Hosiery,
Muslin Underwear,
Bustles and Knitted Vests,
Remnants of Ribbons.
"iP'""*^ ""*^ <&. "Ww, ezama aninn ■fßinm LUini»|Mira artaackjj
jtrSi JLj j£3 r?Z. f^ I
We invite the attention of Blanket
buyers to the following values in our reg
ular stock. In addition we have full lines
of White, Gray, Blue, Brown and Scar
let Blankets at all prices, covering all
grades, from low-priced to costly.
Clear Gray California Blanket, actual
size, 72x76 inches, and full five pounds
weight, $8.
Clear White Blanket, free from grit
and greasy wool, 72x82, Bf pounds, $8.
This blanket is selling rapidly.
Blue Gray Blankets, good size. Price,
$2 25.
Gray Blanket, 67x83 inches, weight
71 pounds, $6 25.
White Blanket, 78x82 inches, weight
71 pounds. Price, $9 50.
Weinstock, Lubin & Co.
400 to 412 X street, Sacramento.
THE FAVORITE {^-ash ii «,Oi^al ! n ] ent. =**
HI W^ TKIS DOMSSTIC{ s>ooos^, i] 1tt l i^o Cnt: Sel> Scents,
, W^^NrKl- 1 f3E N3^W iTovp f Light Runnlnu'. Popular and trom, 9-i23 up
aST tI ■ " HOM*1 Koliublc. wr.nl, §10 per
Sp^S&K--'' :• ' '-fHE NBW STANDARD. month.
ALL SOLD ON IXSTALL>rKNTS. Old Chines taken in trade. Scc-'php.'^-
2^!v'TT^- I:'-ik i -"': nOf aH ,? indJV 1"!'"!!\/ n::> "Pwards. REPAIRING ARujs, Clocks, all
!-i'ECIALI\. Needles and Pftrta for nil Machines. on installments.
A. J. POMMER, Nos. 829 and 831J street corner of Ninth.
W ELTHIii, SON & CO.,'
3008 and 1010 Second St., Saci-amento,
Dcllvei-cd to any address, city or country, In quantities to suit.
Telephone ST. 1\ O. Box 03.
NOW ON Sale;,
A Fine Assortment of Dntrinel
IhEMli FELT HAT^^rf|li|^^
Garnet, Gree-j, Blue, Brown, Tan, "^c^ : y 'SS&iSf
MRS. M. A. PEALER'S, 621-623 J Street.
FROM $2 SO TO $8.
Also a Full Line of Medicated Underwear
E. LYOisr & co,, egg j st,
411—113 X St., Sacramento. j '■, ~y X-
Wall Pai-ku of Ai.i. Kixds. Se^d V y C - -L Xj U>O t
Fifth. .! :il« rs in WAT( I!':-. JEWELRY and DIAMONDS. REPAIRING to 111 its
branches a specialty, under Mr. Flober<,-. Agents for HOCKFORD WATCH COMPANY.
CO.'S WATCHES—best in the world. Sign ot the Town Clock, No. 313 J Street
Sacramento. •
WVIUWmtV LLJiULU UUIHIAIU Windows and Blinds.
Main Office—Second street, L and 11. Tard—Front and R street^, Sacramento.
Geo. Wissemann, j f~" X A r—\) /*S St. Louis~Beer.
Aoest ro B «- I U- l\ /I L_/ V^^ Always on tap at Wiase-
A Grand Success!
The Public Always Willing to Avail of a
Genuine Reduction in Prices.
AV/^af'vTr J.« On his entire
>* Rrr:!r^ fx,l ** —J stock of nrst
«Tt«<^RlEN's l^sca « class BOO'ra
08 l/li-t AND «HOEB
i ' *^^ "" appreciated.
Two hundred pairs Children's Solar-tip
Shoes, heel and spring-heel, sizes s to 8,
reduced to 45 cents; worth $x.
Novelties in Niw Designs and Colorings
Xot to bo Fonnd Else^vhere.
Fg* Paper Hanging and Decorating by skill*
ed workmen at reasonable rates.
I Whittier,. Fuller & Co.,
■ IOIG and 1018 Socoud street. Sl7-U
The Finest and Freshest Box of Candy
In the city, yon can be accommodated at
Celebrated Xew York Ico Cream ftud
Stylish Xew York and London Cut Suits.
best of style.
S3O 00 Buits now on sale §20 00 to 522 50
$35 Oo Suits now on sale 525 00 to §27 50
?40 00 Suits now 011 sale $30 00 to 532 50
§4 500 Suits now on s:ile §35 00to$3<> 50
■SO 00 Suits now on sale $37 50 to S4'_J 50
856 00 Suits now on sale $45 00 to S4G 50
!jj!GO 00 Suits now on sale $47 00 to SSO 00
Stylish cut and best fitting Pants, S5 to $8.
Fine New York and London Trousering,
§10 to 812—the best in the State.
A perfect fit gnanuiteed or no sale.
All garments made by the best White Labor
here. Patronize home industry.
Please call at
Xo. 800 J street Corner Sixth
Merchant Tailor,
823 J St., bet. Eighth and Ninth,
J\_ stock of Imported Suitings. Perfect Fit
Guaranteed In every case. dIG-lm >
And Lovers of Good Meats.
specially selected quality of
(Dui'ham cattle), purchased from the STAN
FORD RANCH, which is to be sold at regular
prices. It is tbe finesi lot of Beef ever brought
to Sacramento. Our supply is large, but the
demand is great.
MQHR & YOERK, Sacramento.
The Sweetest and Best.
ft '*■•■■•*4^#*p*7s)
-CIXDI,EY & CO., Sacramento. .j '
F"crr,i^ stock:
1> Stationery, Songs, Maps, Photograph-i.
Flaying Cards, etc.
Hubscription Agency for all Domestic and
Foreign Publications. Orders solicited.
N. 15.—Postage stamps received In
payment. Books exc-lianged at llilr
JaMf HENRY FUCHS, Pioprictor.
Ifisurance, Loans NeptiatS'l, Honsss to E.ai, Collscaoiii
■ 403 J street, Sacramento, Cal.
Plumber and Gas Fitter, 413 J street
Gloves and Plumljere' Hupplies. Agent for
the celebrated Clevel and Hydraulic Beer
Pump. AU orders promptly attended to. Tclo
• phone No. 143.
Jalo-lm» t
Museum of Anatomy,
it)X. Francisco. Admission,2s
cents. Oo and learn how to
avoid disease. Consultation and
treatment personally or by let
ter on snerniatorrhea or genital
weaknesses and all diseases of
men. Send for book. Private
olflee, 311 Geary utrnet. Con-

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