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Both Branches Show a Disposition to
Dispose of Their Bills.
Governor Markham Sends in a Batch
of Appointments—Respect to
the Dead Monarch.
Sacramento, January 21,1.991.
The Senate met at 10 o'clock a. ML, Pres
ident pro tern. Fraser in the chair. Roll
called and quorum present. Journal of
Tuesday read and approved.
reports of committees.
Mr. Banks, from the Committee on
Public Buildings Other than Prisons, re
ported back the resolution relative to the
removal or consolidation of unnecessary
commissions and boards of public offi
cers, with the recommendation that it be
referred to the Finance Committee. So
Mr. Simpson, from the Committee on
Education and Public Morals, reported
back S. B. 45, including hokey-pokey in
the list of prohibited games, and recom
mending its passage.
Also, S. B. 154, providing for free text
books for public school pupils, recom
mending its passage.
Also, S. B. 113. authorizing tho estab
lishment of county high schools, recom
mending its passage.
Mr. Dennison, irom the Committee on
Hospitals, reported lavorably S. B. 84,
relating to pharmacy and the sale of
Mr. DeLong, from the Finance Com
mittee, reported favorably the following:
S. B. 41, relating to the deposit of pub
lic funds.
Also, S. B. 72, relating to the form of
requisitions for stationery for public offi
Also, S. B. 91, pro-adding for the sale of
State bonds for the erection of a general
passenger depot on the San Francisco
water front.
Mr. Mahoney. from the Committee on
Commerce and Navigation, reported back
S. 15. 9, providing for repairs to the quar
antine launch Governor Perkins, recom
mending its passage.
Also. X. IJ. SO, relating to the San Fran
cisco water front.
Mr. Carpenter, from the Committee on
Corporations, reported back S. B. 121,
authorizing the formation of coumy
niuuial Insurance companies, recom
mending its passage.
Mr. Heacock, from the Committee on
Claim.-., reported back favorably the bills
to pay the claims of W. 11. Murphy,
George Mothersole and J.W. Hankin.
Mr. Voprhees, from the Committee on
Mining, reported back favorably tho
resolution repealing the Act declaring
the Klamath River navigable.
By Mr. W. H. Williams—To create a
Stale Board of Funeral Directors and to
prevent the spread ofcontatgiousdiseases.
l By Mr. Harp—Providing for tho re
demption of property heretofore sold to
irrigation district-, in ca rtain cases.
ufiyMr. Voorbeei—A mending the State
Sc-ii 01-book law.
Bj Mr. Dargie—Amending the Code of
Civil Procedure, relating to the power of
guardians to settle claims upon tho estates
of their wards.
Also, amending Section 25 of the Civil
Cede, relating to the age of minors.
Also, relating to the operations of life"
insurance companies.
By Mr. Streeter—Amending the Act
establishing the Southern California Hos
Also, appropriating 5i5,345 for the salar
ies of members ofthe San Diego Board of
Harbor ('ommissioners.
Also, amending the Political Code, re
lating to the powers and duties of said
By Mr. Maher—Establishing a State
Board of Ramie Culture, and to encour
age the grow ing ofthe ramie plant.
By _M r. < 'r.uidall—Appropriating money
to pay the claim of W iiliam Guttinberger
for the loss <>t'tools at the Folsom Prison.
Also, to regulate the sale and use of pe
troleum and its-products.
Also, amending Section 3 ofthe Act re
lating to the erection of public buildings.
v- By Mr. Welch —Providing for estimat
ing the cost aud selling price of State
v Also, providing for the free distribution
Of BChOOI books.
By Mr. Flint—For the relief of Wallace
'Green for injuries received while an in
mate of San Qnentin.
v ity Mr. Fraser —Providing for the ap
pointment ofa Guardian for the Marshall
monument and grounds, and prescribing
the amies and salary thereof.
i ly M r. Seawell —Constitutional amend
ment changing the fiscal year.
Also, adding a new section to the Penal
Code, relating to the time of marriage of
divorced persons.
' Also, repealing the Act authorizing
Supervisors to declare certain streams
un navigable.
By Mr. Met tow sin—Appropriating $3,
--100 for the purchase of certain lands ad
jacent to San < ''dentin Prison.
v-AISO, amending the Political Code, re
lating to the payment of taxes.
By Mr. Carpenter—To pay the claim of
• William Garble
Also, relating to the promotion of horti
v-Also, providing for the formation of
new counties.
\__. By Mr. Mahoney—Providing for depu
ties to certain officials in cities of 100,000
inhabitants or over.
By Mr. llamill —Relating to tlie powers
of Court Commissioners.
Mr. Preston introduced a bill appropri
ating |10,000 to meet a deficiency in the
appropriation for the Secretary of State's
office in the purchase of supplies and for
certain repairs. He moved that the eon-
Ntiuui-.mai provision be suspended, the
hi!! lie declared one of urgency, and read
the first and Becond tune.
Mr. Campbell ot Solano opposed the mo
tion. He said the but Legislature passed
an Act providing that the expenditure
of no State officer should exceed the ap
propriation tor such officer's use, without
the consent of the State Board of Exam
Other Senators wished to know Whether
or not the deficiency bad been legally
Mr. Preston explained that the appro
priation asked lor was to enable the Sec
retary of State to purchase certain sup
plies and make certain necessary repairs
about the Capitol. He bad absolutely no
money at his command for these purposi m,
the former appropriation having been
consumed in the renovation of the Capi
tol under the direction of his predecessor.
U ;-. (e.rpenier moved to amend the bill
by making the sum to be appropriated
&000 instead of .510,000. Lost.
The bill was, on motion, referred to tho
Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Wilson offered _>concurrent reso
lution, "lu-hutve to the Great Corpora
tions and Giant Monopolies," and moved
its adoption.
The bill was read for the information
of the Senate. It was found to be a gen
eral and promiscuous arraignment of
corporations as being responsible for
most of the imaginary ilis which utllicta
certain class of people, and asks Congress
to make the interstate law more binding.
Mr. Simpson moved to refer the resolu
tion bo the Judiciary Committee, to which
Messrs. Seawell and Ostrom objected.
The motion prevailed—ayes 20, noes 17.
By Mr. Ostrom—Providing for theap-
E ointment of a clerk to compile a weekly
istory ofthe bills before the Senate. Re
ferred to the Committee on Attaches.
By Mr. Mailer—Appointing Martin
Steinmitz to lake charge ofthe lighting of
the Senate Chamber. Referred.
By Mr. Heacock—Authorizing the
Sergenm-sit-Arms t<> p: y certain bills for
ice, water-cooler, etc. Adopted.
Recess till 1:30 o'clock p. ai.
Afternoon Session.
On reassembling, Mr. Ragsdale, from
Committee on Engrossment, reported
S. B.s 10, 11, 18, 14, 30, 32, and the substi
tute for S. B.s 18 and 25, as correctly en
A minority report was submitted by
Mesas. Ostrom and Dray against the
passage of the bill repealing the law de
claring Klamath River a navigable
stream, on the ground that a portion of
that river is navigable.
The following bills were read the third
S. B. 10, relative to the claims by third
persons of property levied upon under
writs of execution and attachment.
S. B. 11, relating to the appointment of
receivers and the care and disposition of
the property of insolvent debtors during
tlie pendency of insolvency proceedings
and before the election of an assignee.
Lost—ayes 7, noes^T.
.S. B. 13, relating to the crime of obtain
ing money or property by false pretenses.
Passed —ayes 30, noes'o.
S. B. 14, relating to the fraudulent pre
sentation of claims to public officers.
Passed— ayes 83, noes 0.
Sub. for S. B. 18 and 25, relating to the
dismissal of actions and to appeaLs. Passed
—ayes _i, noes 11.
Mr. Seawell gave notice of a motion to
S. B. 29, in relation to the adoption of
children. Laid over for correction.
S. B. :'_, to relation to the office of
Treasurer of the Deaf and Dumb and
Blind Asylum. Passed—ayes 29, noes tf.
S. B. 30, relative to the collection of
property taxes. Referred to a special
committee (Crandall, Carpenter, DeLong,
McGou an, Ragsdale, Seawell and Ostromj
for revision and correction.
' By Mr. Harp—Amending tbe County
Government Act, relating to the salaries
of Deputy Superintendents of Schools in
counties of tho twenty-ninth class.
By Mr. Ostrom—Amending the Politi
cal Code, relating to methods of nominat
ing and electing candidates for public
By Mr. Simpson—Providing for certain
improvements at the Stockton Insane
Also, making an appropriation to meet
tlie deficiency in the appropriation for the
forty-first and forty-second fiscal years.
By Mr. Langford—Amending the Bank
Commission Act.
By Mr. Campbell of Siskiyou—Relat
ing to the government of irrigation dis
By Mr. Dargie—Authorizing the Attor
ney-General to dismiss certain actions
pending in the Superior Courts of San
Francisco, on the payment of certain
A message was received from the Gov
ernor announcing the following appoint
Obed Harvey, to be a Director ofthe
Stockton Insane Asylum.
A. I*. Overton, to be a Trustee ofthe
lb me for Peeble-Minded Children.
Warren Olney, to be a Trustee of the
Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb and
On motion of Mr. DeLong, the message
was included in the special order for 2
o'clock p. __ on Thursday.
On motion of Mr. Campbell of Solano,
S. J. It. No. 2, memorializing Congress
relative to the erection of a factory at
Benicia for finishing and assembling
high-power guns, was taken up, adopted,
and transmitted to the Assembly.
Lieutenant-Governor Reddick took the
chair long enough to announce the fol
lowing additions to the membership of
Standing Committees caused by the con
solidation of certain ones:
On irrigation aud Water Rights—
Messrs. Shippee, Carpenter, Ragsdale and
On Public Buildings, other than Pris
ons—Messrs. Shippee, W. H. Williams,
Dray and Ragsdale.
On Labor and Capital—Messrs. Mc-
Gowan, DeLong, W. 11. Williams and
ihi City and County Governments—
Messrs. Maherand Welch.
On Federal Relations and Immigra
tion—Messrs. G. J. Campbell and Harp.
On Roads and Highways—Mr. Shippee.
On motion of MrrMaher, the Senate
took up for lirst reading the bills that had
been reported from committees, and sev
eral bills were read, when Mr. Goucher
objected, on the ground that the pro
cedure was not in the interest of progress.
He moved that the Senate adjourn so that
committees might do some necessary
work. Lost.
The first reading of bills was resumed,
when Mr. Goucher moved that the tirst
reading of bills that are not on tile be
dispensed with. Carried —ayes 16, noes 0.
Mr. Mahoney offered a resolution to the
effect that when the Senate adjourn, it be
out of respect to the memory of the late
King Kalakaua, who was always tlie
friend of America and American institu
tions. Adopted.
At 3:30 p. m. the Senate, on motion of
Mr. Goucher, adjourned.
House met at 11 o'clock A. M., Speaker
Coombs in the chair. Roll called; quorum
present. Journal of yesterday approved.
At the request of Mr. LoAve, the Com
mittee on Corporations was granted fur
ther time in wiiich to report certain bills
referred to them.
Mr. Shanahan stated that the press
representatives made complaint that the
terms of the resolution adopted by the
House, directing that a copy of every
printed bill and document belaid on their
desks, were not being complied with.
The Speaker called the attention of the
Sergeant-at- Arms and pages to their duty
in tho premises.
S. B. 207, specifying the number and
compensation of the officers and attaches
of the Senate and Asssembly, was read
tin- third time.
Mr. Bruner moved that the bill be re
committed to a special committee of one
with instructions to amend by substitut
ing for Section 8 a new section placing
the compensation ofthe officers and at
taches of the House at the following fig
ures :
The Sergcant-at-Arms, clerk and book
keeper of Sergeant-at-Arms, Minute,
Journal, Enrolling and Engrossing
Clerks and their assistants. Secretary of
Senate and assistants, Clerk of Assembly
and assistants, each $S per day; Assist
ant Sergeants-at-Arms, each $t'~ porters,
S4; committee clerks, £5, except Clerks of
Judiciary Committee and Chief Clerk of
Finance Committee of Senate and Ways
and Means and Appropriations Commit
tee of Assembly, who shall each receive
98- pages, -53; Ppstm&ster or Postmistress
and assistants, 94; to all other employes,
not exceeding $5, to be fixed by the reso
lution authorizing them, except sten
ographers, who shall receive the compen
sation allowed by law to reporters.
Agreed to. Tlie Speaker appointed Mr.
Bruner such committee, who reported the
bill back so amended. The amendment
was agreed to, the bill sent to the State
Printer to be reprinted, and made a spe
cial order for to-morrow after the reading
ot the journal.
By Mr. Culver, from the Committee on
Rules—Recommending adoption of reso
lution adding two more members to Com
mittee on Municipal Corporations.
By Mr. Alexander, from Committee on
Irrigation—Recommending passage of A.
J. R. 7, relating to irrigation.
By Mr. Carter, from Committee on State
Library—Recommending passage of As
sembly concurrent resolution relative to
supplying free libraries with State docu
ments. Adopted.
•/By Mr. Wentworth —A constitutional
amendment to Article 4, relative to ses
sions of the Legislature. Judiciary.
By. Mr. Martin (by request)—To pay
c-laini of William Gutenberger for mechan
ics' tools destroyed at Folsom. Claims.
By Mr. McCall—To amend Police, Re
lief and Pension Fund Act. Municipal
(Mr. Freeman in tlie Chair.]
By Mr. Young—To amend Political
godo relative to San Francisco Harbor
ommissioners. Cominerce^md Naviga
By Mr. Hersey—To authorize Adjutant-
General to issue arms to the Order of Sods
of Veterans. Military Affairs.
By Mr. Gould—Relative to redemption
of land sold to irrigation districts for non
payment of irrigation taxes. Irrigation.
By Mr. Ames (by request) —To pay
claims incurred by Examining Commis
sioners of Rivera and Harbors.
To pay claim of James A. Green, ex-
Sheriff of San Benito County, for ex
penses incurred in conveyance of prison
ers, Ways and Means. To. pay claim of
Henry Maher for superintending grounds
around Marshall monument, Public
Buildings and Grounds. To pay claim of
. Spirit of the Tvnxcs for advertising election,
Claims. To pay claim of Journal Clerk of
28th session, Ways and Means. To pay
claim of Henry Bogan. To pay claim of
P. C. Rossford, ex-Sheriff of Modoc
County, for expenses. Claims. Making
appropriation to reimburse Japanese
Government for money expended in ex
tradition of Calvin Pratt, Ways aud
Means. To equalise compensation of
attorneys employed by State in cases in
volving constitutionality of Chinese Ex
clusion Act. Judiciary.
By Mr. Galbraith—To authorize the es
tablishment of county high schools and
provide for their support. To amend Sec
tions 144S and others of the Political Code
relative to public schools. Education.
By Mr. Bibble—Twenty-one bills, by
request of State Board of Examiners,
making appropriations to pay deficien
cies. On motion of Mr. Dibble the read
ing of their titles was dispensed with and
they were referred to the Ways and Means
By Mr. Bibble—To provide for the gov
ernment of building and loan associa
tions. Corporations.
- To amend Section 25 of Civil Code rela
tive to aid of minors. To add new sec
tion to Code of Civil Procedure relative to
powers of guardians to compromise
claims. Judiciary.
To provide for furnishing assistants to
District and City Attorneys of San Fran
cisco. San Francisco delegation.
By Mr. Bruner—To amend Act for re
lief of insolvent debtors. To amend Code
of Civil Procedure relative to taking of
depositions. To amend sfime Code rela
tive to appeals. Judiciary.
By Mr. Clark—To limit number of Jus
tices of the Peace. To more fully secure
the freedom and purity qf the ballot and
prevent fraud and intimidation at elec
tions. Judiciary.
• By Mr. Johnson —To pay'claim of Jas.
W. Rankin for service in State Treas
urer's office. Claims.
vßy Mr. Bledsoe (by request)—To amend
the Civil Code relative to the obligations
of coterminous owners, and providing
for construction and maintenance of di
vision fences. Judiciary.
Also, to amend Section 970 of same
Code, relative to liability of employers,
Capital and Labor.
Asssembly Constitutional Amendment
Fo. 9, abolishing Board of Railroad
I 'ommissioners.
On motion of Mr. Shanahan passed
until to-morrow, retaining same place on
a__vs___x, FILE.
A. B. 25 (Clark), amending Section 14C3
of Code of Civil Procedure. Passed.
A. B. 101 (Kellogg;, amending Sections
3780 and 3785 of Political Code, relating to
redemption of land sold ut tax saie.
A. B. 50, amending Municipal Corpora
tions' Waterworks Act. Read second
time, committee substitute adopted and
ordered engrossed for third reading.
Afternoon Session.
House reassembled; Speaker in the
chair. 801 l called; quorum present,
[Mr. Brusie in the chair.]
By Mr. Matlock—To amend charter of
Red Bluff. Municipal Corporations.
By Mr. Carter—That the Committee on
Roads and Highways bo increased from
nine to eleven members. Rules.
By Mr. Gould—That the Assembly
postoffice shall remain open from 9 a. m.
to 5 P. U., and from 7 p. v. until 8:30 p. m.
Assembly Constitutional Amendment
No. 3, relative to right of suffrage.
The amendment was debated at length
by Bledsoe, Clark, Murphy. Sturtevant.
Martin. Dibble and Galbraith.
Mr. Galbraith said: After an experi
ence of twenty years in tho schools and
colleges of this country, if I had the power
to impose a restriction upon the right of
francmse, I would place a property quali
fication upon that right, rather than an
educational one, because the man who
has property is interested in the legisla
tion ofthe country arid he will be careful
how he exercises his suffrage privilege.
Where you show tne one man who cannot
read and write who is dangerous to the
institutions of this country, I will show
you twenty who can read and write who
aro individually far more dangerous.
[Great applause.] That is my opinion.
Mr. Bledsoe moved a ea>i ot the House,
wiiich motion prevailed. The roll was
called and but one member being absent
without leave, on motion of. Mr. Dibble,
further proceedings under the call were
dispensed with. The roll was then called
on the passage of the amendment with
the following result:
Ayes—Barnard, Beecher, Bledsoe, Cargill,
Carter, Dow, Durner, Estee, Gordon, Hail,
Harioe, Hawley, Hersey, Hoc-kiiiß, Hunewill,
Kellogg, liicy, Marion, Murphy, Shanahan,
Smith of Butte, Smith of Orange, Sturtevant,
Windrow, Young—2s.
Noes—Ames, Anns, Barnett of San Fran
cisco, Barnett ofSonoma, Bert, Brown. Bruner,
Brusie, Bryant, Clark, Cram, Cunningham,
Daly, Dennis, Dibhle, Dunn, Eaklo, Bowler,
Freeman, Gulbraith, Garver, Glynn, Gould,
Hoey, Johnson, Jones, Lewis, Lowe, Lux,
Lynch, Martin, Matlock, Mathews, McCall,
Mordeeai. Murnan, Phillips, Henfro. Robert
son, SUibler, Steltz, Tennis,Tully, Wehtworth,
Weston, Mr. Speaker— 46.
Mr. Shanahan moved a reconsideration
of the vote by which A. B. 22, amending
tho code with relation to the power of
courts to punish contempts.
The motion was debated by Shanahan,
Bibble, Clark, Barnett of San Francisco,
Gould, Bruner, Martin, Bledsoe, Matlock,
Renfro, Hail and Galbraith.
Mr. Hail said: I am the editor of a little
newspaper, and I believe In the libcrtv of
the press. But Ido not believe that dur
ing the progress ofa trial the press should
be privileged to make all kinds of attacks
upon the court and jury, thus influencing
the decision of that court and jury. But
alter the trial is concluded 1 believe a
newspaper or any person should have
perfect liberty to criticize the action of the
court aad jury. [Applause.]
The roll was called and the Assembly
refused to reconsider the vote by which
the bill passed, as follows:
Ayes—Barnard, Brusie, Cargill, Dunn, Bur
ner, Galbraith, Garver, Gordon, Gould, Hall,
Hocking, Lacey, Lux, Mathews, Murnan,
Murphy, Renfro. Shanahan, Stabler, Tully,
Young and Mr. Speaker— __.
Noes—Alexander, Ames, Arms, Barnett of
San Francisco, Barnett of Sonoma, Beecher,
Bert, Bledsoe. Brown, Bruner, Bryant, Carter,
Clark, Cunningham, Dennis, nibble, Dow,
Estey. Fowler, Freeman, Glvnn, Harioe, Haw-
Icy Hersey, Hoey, Hunewill. Johnson, Jones,
Kellogg, Lewis, Lowe, Lynch, Marion, Mar
tin, Matlock, McCall, Phillips, Robertson,
Smith of Butte. Smith of Orange, Sturtevant,
Tennis, Wentworth, Weston and Windrow—
The following Assembly bills were read
a first time: 03, amending Section 2251 of
the Political Code, relative to the office of
the Treasurer of the Deaf, Dumb and
Blind Asylum; 34, concerning costs for
serving summons and subpsenas in civil
actions; 30, adding Section 4_59, relating to
qualifications of District Attorneys; 35,
amending Section 542 of Code of Civil
Procedure, relative to mode by which
real and personal property shall lie at
tached; 197, amending Section 2i>B' of Po
litical Code; 155, defining qualifications
of persons performing labor for the State;
102, amending Section 752 of Municipal
Corporations Act; 211, increasing the
police force of municipalities; 199, add
ing Section 887 to Municipal Corporations
Act, relative to illegal salaries and fees;
209. authorizing cities of not less less than
20,000 or more than 30,000 population to
vote on paying the indebtedness incurred
in 1889 aud 1890; 214, amending Section
874 of Municipal Corporations Act; 215,
amending Section 777 of Municipal Cor
porations Act; 110, amending Act author
izing the incurring of indebtedness by
municipalities for water works; 138, pro
viding for levy and collection of taxes by
municipal corporations other than those
of the faret to the fourth class inclusive;
IG, to prevent sale of liquor to minora;
123, amending Sections 55 and 75 of Civil
Code, relative to marriage; 51, relative to
District Attorneys and their assistants
and clerks in counties of more than 125,
--000 population; 174, relative to a paid fire

A "Man Vp a Tree" Discerns Some
Trouble Ahead.
Eds. Record-Union : I notice that
there is a probability of favorable action
on the part of the Committees of Educa
tion of the Assembly and Senate, upon
the proposition to furnish free text
books, and it would seem to a man up a
tree that no better bill could be passed
for tho purpose of doing away with
the State publishing its own text-books;
and while this movement for free text
books may be introduced in all sincerity,
it will be well for the friends of the pres
ent system to consider the consequences
that would attend upon its passage. The
State now publishes certain books and
aims to supply others needed, at prices
fifty per cent, lower than the same grade
of books were furnished before the com
monwealth became a book publisher,
and in all comparisons but of prices be
tween those of the Slate and the book
ring, it should be insisted that those pre
vailing three or four years ago be taken,
and not those at which the latter says it
will now furnish them. At the present
time the book ring claims that the former
disparity in price no longer exists, but it
may be assumed that the State, as a
factor in competition, had an important
bearing in bringing about a reduction in
price, if such really has been accomplished,
and that the latter removed from tlie field,
we should experience a return to the
f< inner high prices. Too much money has
already been expended by the State* and
it has too valuable a plant for the present
system to be lightly east aside, and tho
duty of our legislators is not to enact laws
that will cripple the text-book industry,
but if there be defects, and no one will
pretend that none exists, to apply reme
dial legislation that shall effect a reforma
tion. Should the free text-book bill pass \
an expense will be enhuled of not less I
than |L 50,000 a year, which on top of
1100,000 a year now allowed the State
Printing Office would entail an expense |
that the general run of the taxpayers j
would not stand long before a very de
cided protest. Two or three years of this I
Would bring the time rife for the success
of the machinations of the school book I
ring, and the further publishing of text
books by tiie State would be most se
riously menaced. If the parties desiring
that the Stale shall provide free books are
friends of the publishing interest of the
State, would it not lie well for them to
pause and count the cost before pressing
their measure to a successful issue. There
is no great clamor coming from parents
as to the great cost ofthe Stale books, and j
provision is already made for scholars
whose parents are unable to supply their |
wants in this regard. The parents know
that the state is furnishing books at a I
price greatly reduced from a few years
ago, and in time these prices upon books
alrcudy issued can be made less, as the
cost of composition, illustrations and
plates will be eliminated. In a newspaper
communication but the bare outlines of j
an argument can be given, but I trust i
that enough has been stated to cause the |
movers of this measure to give the matter
serious consideration, and if so I am sat- !
isfied that it will be found that the project
is not for the best interest ofthe State.
X. X. X.
Stlil tho Festive Heathen is Conspic
uous by Ilis Absence.
The case of Ah Gin, the wily heathen
who helped swindle W. I*. Harlow by
■means of n bogus check, and has since
disappeared, leaving Harlow, who hap
pens to be one of the Chinaman's bonds
men, in the lurch again, was called once
more in Superior Judge Van Fleet's court
Ah Gin was not on hand —nor was he
K. M. darken stated to the court,
however, that he was Gin's attorney, and i
be ottered an apology ibr not being pres
ent when the ease was called on Tuesday.
Mr. ClarUon asked for another contin
uance, and expressed the hopo that his
client would bo on hand.
Judge Van Fleet then continued the
case until Monday, at which time, it i.s
said, he will declare the Chinaman's
bonds forfeited if he does not put in an
Three ofThom Brought to tho Notice
of Judge Catlin.
Superior Judge Catlin untied three nup
tial knots yesterday iv a very short space
of time.
The first case taken up was tho suit of
Mrs. Theresa Moreland for a legal separa
tion from her husband Frank Moreland.
Mrs. Moreland testiiied that her husband
had will fully deserted her, and Judge Cat
lin granted her a divorce.
Herbert G. Melvin was granted a di
vorce from Alice J. Melvin, he also alleg
ing desertion as the cause.
The third unhappy marriage brought to
the notice of the Court was that of Lydia
and David White. She testified that her
husband had been cruel to her. Dr. Bald
win also testified as to White's cruelty, in
having abused his wife while she was in
ill-health. The divorce was granted.
Senator Goucher Asks an Important
Question of tho Attorney-General.
The following letter from Senator G. G.
Goucher of Fresno was received at the
Attorney-General's office yesterday:
7/od. W. H.H. Hart, Attorney-General of Cal
ifornia—Deai: Sin: Is it in the power of a
Governor of California to withdraw a name
presented by the preceding Governor for the
Senate's consent, before the Senate has acted
thereon? If the Governor has this power,
from whence is it derived? As a member of
the present Senate,lrc(|utresomcauthoritativc
legal opinion upon the above matter to the
end that I may properly perform certain Sen
atorial duties which are rapidly approaching;
and knowing your willingness to aid public
officers lam induced to thus seek your aid.
Very respectfully, G. G. Goucher.
General Hart is expected up from San
San Francisco to-day and he will iv all
probability reply to this and several
other important letters that have been
addressed to him.

Caused a Commotion.
There was a lively runaway on J and X
streets yesterday aftertioon that caused
considerable commotion among pedes
trians and persons driving teams. The
horse attached to H.Lages' delivery wagon
took fright at Third and Q streets and
started on a wild career toward X street.
Turning into the latter street, the animal
dashed up to Fourth, up Fourth to J, and
up J to Sixth, where it collided with a
heavy farm wagon. The wagons were
damaged, and Lages' horse cut and
bruised somewhat, but beyond this no
serious damage was done.
No Wreck Ashore
Wag ever more hopelessly stranded than
a wrecked constitution, whether its dis
aster be the product of some formidable
malady, or that slow, premature decay
that seems to fasten upon some constitu
tions without apparent adequate cause.
An excellent means of checking this grad
ual drain of tho sources of vitality is the
beneficent tonic, Ilostetter's Stomach Bit
ters, which promotes digestion, enriches
the blood and gives substance as weU as
stamina to an enfeebled frame. Consti
pation, feebleness of the kidneys and
bladder, fever and ague and rheumatism,
are among the bodily ailments which it
remedies promptly and thoroughly. Per
sistence in its use is well merited by it.
"How many revolutions does the earth
have in a mouth?" said the teacher of as
tronomy. "Do you mean in South Amer
ica or Europe?" cautiously inquired the
boy who reads the paper.
Angostura Bitters are used by mothers
to stop colic and looseness of the bowels
in children. Dr. J. G. B. Siegert & Sons,
Why City Justices on Salary Do No
Tlie Belief That Sacramento Is Not a
Township—Judge Starr's Reasons
For a Reform.
Eds. Record-Union: I read in your
valuable paper this morning the follow
lowing: '"We trust that there will bo left
unturned no stone by the Sacramento
delegation in the Legislature to rid Sac
ramento ofthe intolerable burden of pay
ing the salaries of two Justices of tiie
Peace for whom wo have not the slightest
use." If you had called upon the said
Sacramento delegation to do away with
Township Justice of this city I think it
would be more like the right thing to
have said. I will give you my reasons
for what I think.
There is no township in the city of Sac
ramento, and ought not to be any such
Township Justice in this city or any in
corporated city having 10,000 or more in
habitants. Judge Clark, our former
County Judge, so held years ago and
knocked out the Township .Justice. That
oflieer interferes with the City Justices,
and takes the business and the fees which
rightfully belongs to the city of Sacra
mento. There are no City Constables in
Sacramento City, but there are two
Township Constables, ami each Constable
has two or more deputies, ahd each Con
stable also has his office with the City
Justices free of rent or fuel.
Tho Township Justice depends on the
patronage of the lawyers and' Constables
I together, and on the public generally.
j The Constables are dependent on the
I three Justices and the public for their sup-
I port. As a matter of course, each Con-
I stable expects the patronage oi the City
] Justice with whom lie has his office, and
| strives hard for the patronage of the
! Township Justice. Which over Consta
j bio can bring tho most business to the
! Township Justice, has a right to expect
the most favors from him. Therefore the
Township Justice and Constables are all
interested in each other's welfare to the
detriment of the City Justices. Also, tho
lawyers, merchants "and the people gen
erally favor the Township Justice, be
cause he gots fees in lieu of a salary.
But you may say: "Why not do away
with the t Sty Justices altogether?" I an
■ swer: Justices of the Peace are judicial
! officers, as much as aro Superior,
Judges or Supreme Justices, and should
be kept free from all contaminating inilu-
I ences if you desire pure justice. Thi v
I should not be made dependent upon the
patronage of thoso who brine, suits before
them. Every lawyer who has had much
i practice at the bar, and in the Justices'
Court, who tret fees for their services,
know too well how this thing works.
If tho party defeated does not like the
court's decision he may appeal to a higher
tribunal, but to appeal makes more foes
for tho Justices. There cannot be any
such motive or influence brought to bear
on a City Justice who receives a salary.
All cities of over 10,000 inhabitants should
have City Justices and City Constables
with salaries, and not fees, like Superior
Judges and Sheriffs, then there would be
no rivalry for business among them.
Tho way things are running in this city
now the Township Justice must be niak
, ing more money than would pay the City
I Justices and Constables combined, with
a decent salary to each. If tho Township
Justices were done away with, and two
City Justices and two City Constables re
tained, with salaries, they would make,
for the city, not only their salaries, but
money besides, alsojt'or the city. If you
had the third Superior Judge receiving
fees in place of a salary, think you there
would not bo a similar howl and desire to
do away with the two salaried Judges?
j There is ono other reason why tho
Township Justice i.s patronized in prefer
ence to the City Justices: The former does
not have to require his foes in advance,
while the City Justice must collect his
fees and return them every month to tho
city, under oath. Parties cannot always
advance the costs, and therefore go to the
Township Justice and commence their
suits, for that reason alone.
I know the City Justices, for I am one,
are not only willing but anxious to do
business and make all they can legally
for the city, and we could, if there -\ as
not a Township Justice and none of tbe
iniiueiices existed which now aro ex
erted to prevent us. If I had to receive
fees for my services and had to scramble
for patronage to get business to make a
living in a judicial office, as a Township
Justice usually does, I would not hold it
any longer than it took to resign.
Henry Starr.
Department One—Catlin, Judge.
Wednesday January 21,1591.
Moreland vs. Moreland—Divorce granted.
MatteSof Charles Reams, an Insolvent—Or
der granted to sell all property.
Melvin vs. Melvin—Divorce granted.
| "White vs. White—Divorce granted.
Department Two—Van Fleet, Judge.
Wednesday, January B_, IS9I.
People vs. Thomas Moynahan, charged with
grand larceny—On trial.
People vs. Thomas Moynahan, charged with
attempted rape—Continued.
People vs. Daniel Gardner, charged with at
tempted rape—Continued.
People vs. Ah Gin, charged with grand lar
Perfect health is seldom founds for im
pure blood is so general. Hood's Sar
saparilla really does purify the blood and
restores to perfect health, wheu possible.
Try it yourself.
Bf.echam's pills act like magic on a*
weak stomach.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
fently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
-iver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Fies is for Bale in 50c
and $1 bottles Toy all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wiahes to try it. Do not "accept any
tOVmilU. NT. NEW rORK, ft.*.
©he *ici» -Q-3USC.
In connection with our Winter Clearing Sale
We commence a four-days' sale to close out
All who are conversant with OLir methods of
doing business recognize in it an unusual
Fur Beaver Hats, reduced from $3 50 to $1 75
French Felt Beaver, reduced from $2 75 to 75
Beavers, in all colors, reduced from $1 to 45
Fine Scratched Beavers, reduced from $1 75 to 50
Black Felt Hats, reduced from Jl 25 to 65
Silk Crown Felts, reduced from $2 soto.. x 95
Fine French Felt Dude Hats, reduced from $i 50 t0... 95
Your choice of Felt Hats, in all colors and^ latest
styles, for 15
The Tyrol, in line felt, $2 25; reduced to 1 55
Hammock Hats, in fine felt, all colors 38
Black Tips, reduced from 35 cents to 20
Black Tips, reduced from 25 cents to 15
Birds. 75 cents and $1, reduced to 15
Birds, in all colors. 5i 25; reduced to 25
Elegant Trimmed Hats, #10 75; the price will be 5 50
New style Toque, 56 50; the price will be 2 45
Fine Beaver Trimmed, with fan cascade of ribbon, tips
and birds. 515; sale price 6 65
Large Black Velvet Hats, trimmed with plume, tips
and birds, 58 50; sale price 3 75
Large Velvet Hats, with tips, birds and wings, 514 50;
sale price 5 15
Large Fine Silk Velvet Hats, two large plumes, bro- "
cade ribbon and bird, 5i6 50; sale price 9 95
and MA_sr_r other styles in trimmed millinery.
Large Wings, all colors, 15 cents; reduced to 3
Large Black Wings, 25 cents; reduced to 10
Large Black Wings, 15 cents; reduced to 5
Remnants of Ribbons at less than half the price from the bolt,
The 5i and $1 25 Majestic Caps will be 45 cents each
The $1 50 Baby Bonnets will be 75 cents each
The 51 Baby Bonnets will be 50 cents each
Astrakhan and Piusb. Caps, 50 cents, wiil be ..15 cents each
Jersey Caps 1 cent each
To-morrow Morning at 9 O'clock This Sale Opens and Continues Four Days.
Red House, Sacramento,
The Leading Crockery House in Sacramento.
With one years' experience we can safely say, by carrying
the best selected stock and selling goods at a living profit, and a
all times catering to the wants of the trade, we have succeeded
in establishing ourselves before the people of this city as a
at all times is to please our customers, and as our goods are
marked in PLAIN FIGURES, -we invite you all to give us a call
before buying goods in our line.
jos. T_sa:iH:___.___:]sr crockery co.,
$i0~n677 cook^STovE--$Td
We offer you the largest Cook Stove, with tbe largest and
best oven to be found in the State, for #10. Come and see
it. Every one warranted. New price-list free on application. t
C^^MBIE^LinNT -5. CO., ei3 PC Street.
Sporting Goods, Shotguns, Rifles, Standard Loaded
Shells, Powder, Shot, Etc.
(^/^&^ Furniture
411-41:1 X St.. Sacramento. f ' y—. -p. .*~^ *~y, dL
Wall Paper of All Kinds. Send \+^S CL _L L-) L» •
for Price List. JL
mmm wm mm '^s&ggsn^
Main Office —Second street, L and _L Yard—Front and R streets, Sacramento.
Geo. Wissemann, I r^ jl A [""}) f~\ St. Louis Beer.
Agent for /tS- I |— |\ /! I—"' Always on tap at Wissc
___"_ . j } t\/ll I lniann's Saloon. Saloons
1020 Fourth St, Sacramento. L— |_—_ |V I I V^/and Families Supplied.
P~" runkehiCess
Liquor Habit.
mjiunre wopia mafe/ssifTOffia'xs
It can be given in coffee, tea, or in articles of fc_,
without the knowledge of patient If necessarj
It Is absolutely harmless nnd will effect n \w\ ml
nent and speedy cure, whether the patient is
moderate drinker or an alcoholic wreck. ITK"
£X FAII_". Itoperates so quietly and with sc
certainty that the patient undergoes no Incc
venience, and soon his complete reformation
effected. 43 page book free. To be had ot
JOSEPH HAHX _ CO., Fifth and J Streets.
early decay, wartlug weakneaa, lost manhood, etc-
I will send a valuable treatise (sealed) coatai_ln_
full particulars for homo euro, FKEE of charce.
_ splendid medical work; should i>o rea-I by every
man who is nervous and debilitated. Address.
Prof. F. C. FOWiSB, IKoodns, tonal
eaayroyal PillsT
mammi _i—i i iim i ■—■_!—jii_u«j
Belo a»4 la__llal_ UuaniinJ .0 per mt .iriuim
tr.M tile ...-<.Il-u tr;:'.:x- __>_, —J ' abuluUl/ hire
>•■*• t)rl»rg!»tt«v«/vwitere, or by mmll. ft. Maud 4_
a«-_dTic« u> __-_»." sy«_i«»c_co.,rm_,i'_
Sold by Klrk, Cieary & Co., Saoranionto.
"■ ■■ ■ ■- — ...I - ■ , » , ■ i ■ — ■■ —-
HOECKEL _ CO., Proprietors,
Choice Teas and Coffee.
Gilt Edare Butter at 75c; per roll.
Frosh Ranch Butter at OOc per roll.
Fresh Ranch E-j-rs at _5c por dozen.
Tomatoes, lOc per can.
"Wo aro still selling that flno lot ol
Honey at 10c per comb.
Give us a trial. We are sure to suit you.
Bulk Teas and Coffee a specialty
Waterhouse & Lester,
Iron, Steel, Cumberland Coal, Wagon
Lumber and Carriage Hardware,
700, 711, 713, 715 J St., Sacramento.
tained In the WEEKLY UNION.

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