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Freights and Fares Not to Be Again
Dragged Into That Body,
Grangers Petitioning for a Mutual Fire
Insurance Law —Work In the As
sembly Side.
Sacramento, Monday, Feb. 9,1891.
The Senate met at 2 o'clock p. X, Lieu
tenant-Governor Reddick in the chair.
Roll called and quorum present. Prayer
by Rev. A. T. Needham. Journal read
and approved.
The special order for 2 o'clock was Mr.
Wilson's S. B. 267. to regulate the interest
on money.
On motion of Mr. Wilson, the consider- |
ation of the bill wub made the special
order for 11:30 a. m. on Tuesday.
Mr. Ostrom presented two petitions i
from Lodi Grange. One favored the bill
relating to dealing in futures, and the
other favored the passage of the mutual
insurance bill.
Mr. Mahoney, from the Committee on
Commerce and 'Navigation, reported
back S. B. 332, relating to the Harbor
Commissioners of Sun Diego, with the re
quest that the author of the bill be al
lowed to withdraw it. -
Mr. Streeter, the author of the bill, ex
plained that he had been requested by
the City Council of Riverside to withdraw
the bill. It was so ordered.
Mr. Fraser, from the Committee on
Agriculture, reported back S. B. 550, re
lating to the formation and government
of agricultural districts, recommending
its p;issnge as amended.
Mr. Preston, from the Comnutteo on
Prisons, reported back the bill relating to
■the appointment of a.'State agent for the
employment of discharged convicts, rec
ommending its passage.
Mr. G. H. Williams, from the Commit
tee on Federal Relations, reported back
S. B. 560, relating to the registration of
Chinese residents. Passage recommended.
Mr. DeLong, from the Committee on
Finance, reported back favorably the bill
appropriating money to pay the salary of
the Executive Secretary for the forty-first
and forty-second fiscal years.
Mr. Campbell, of Siskiyon, called up
the first special order—the bill repealing
the Act declaring Klamnth River navi
Messrs. McGowan and Ostrom wanted
the matter postponed, and after some dis
cussion it was made the special order for
2 o'clock P. M. on Wednesday.
On motion of Mr. Dray, the Senate took
up for consideration messages from the
Assembly. Ainoug these was one inform
ing the .Senate thut the Assembly hail re
fused to concur in the Senate amendment
to A. B. 211 (the Jpolice bill), excepting
cities of tho third class from its operation.
Mr. Dray moved that the Senate recede
from its a'mendnient, which it did. He
then moved to amend the bill by provid
ing that in cities of the third class there
shall not be to exceed one policeman for
each one thousand inhabitants. This, he
said, would entitle Sacramento to 27, San
Jose to 19, and San Diego to 16.
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Denison ottered a resolution pro
viding that S. B. 478 be amended so as to
reduce the sum to be appropriated there
by from S42(i to £>00. flije lull appropri
ates money to p:*y for tho services of cer
tain attaches performed by direction of
the Assembly in 185.3, but for winch Con
troller Dunn refused to issue warrants.
The bill had been recommended for
passage, but it was deemed advijjable to
reduce the sum to be appropriated! ]
The resolution was amended.
A message was received from the Gov
ernor, announcing his approval of S. C.
A. 10, amending Section 2, of Article IV.,
of the Constitution.
V By Mr. Ileacock —Amending Section
1243 of the Penal Code, relating to stay of
execution in criminal cases on appeal to
the Supreme Court.
v.- By Mr. Mead —Creating police relief
funds in cities and counties.
i By. Mr. DeLong—Authorizing the em
" ploymeut of otherwise unemployed con
victs on roads at San Quentin.
By Mr. Broderick —Providing for the
appointment of health and market in
spectors in cities of 5,000 inhabitants or
By Mr. Dray—To protect owners of
bottles, kegs, etc., used in the business of
the manufacture of beverages.
Also, providing for the establishment
of titles to real estate by the judgments of
The next special order was Mr. Mead's
constitutional amendment repealing
Sections 22 and 23 of Article XII., of tho
Constitution, creating the State Board of
Railroad Commissioners.
Mr. Dray said he was not prepared to
vote intelligently on the measure. It had
been said in some quarters that the Rail
road Commission had not b6eu vigilant
in the discharge of its duties, but he did
not know such to be tho fact. If the com
mission were abolished the old scenes
about the legislature would, he feared,
be re-enacted. He had hoped that Sena
tors would discuss the question, in order
that he might be enlightened on the sub-
Mr. Wilson said ho had recently ex
perienced a change of heart on. the propo
sition, and was now in favor of abolish
ing the commission. In his opinion it
had not worked as well here as in other
Mr. Goucher said he was opposed to the
proposed amendment, abolishing the
commission, on two grounds. One was
the fact that itH effect would be to legislate
three officers out of one-half the terms for
which they were elected. If the amend
ment had been so framed as to permit the
members of the commission to serve out
their full terms, lie might see his way to
overcome his scruples in other respects
aud vote for it. Possibly the commission
had failed in ihe past to meet public ex
pectations, but it should not be con
demned for that reason, as all depart
ments of the Stale Government had been
failures at some time or other. Governors
had been failures, and so had Legisla
• lures —even the Supreme Court. The
remedy lay with the people. If they fail
to choose wisely in selecting their public
onieials, the fault is their own. The
Railroad Commission takes the vexed
question of fares and freights out
of the halls of the Legislature and
thus relieves that body of fruit
ful source of annoyanco and inter
ference. If good and efficient commis
sioners be elected in the future, the work
of the board iiuty be satisfactory. The
intricate subject of rejjulating tares and
freights should not again be dragged into
the Legislature. Besides, when a man is
elected to a public office it is under an
implied contract that he shall be allowed
to serve out the term for which he was
chosen, and that contract should be above
Mr. Mead said he had no objection to
amending the bill bo that it should not
take effect until ISSo—after the expiration
of the terms of the present commission
ers. He felt himself as if it would be
- liardly right to legislate men out of office
after they had passed through an expen
sive campaign; but of the utility ol the
commission itself he had not a very high
Mr. Drayithen offered an amendment
providing'tnat the bill ahonld not go into
effect until January 1,15H5.
Mr. Heacoc-k spoke against it. He said
that if it were well to abolish the_ com
mission at all it should be done without
regard to the men composing it. They
were bat toe servants of the people. If
he commission is a good thing it shouh
ye retained, and if not it should be abo]
shed. The question to be determine
ft'as not as to whether or not the three
officials should hold for two or four years
It was the interests of the people tha
vvere tO'be sul>served.
Mr. Sprague' indorsed Mr. Heaeock'
riewß. He held that the general interest
rf the people were'of paramount oonsic
thoso of a lew- individuals.
Mr. O«trom ■vtas i*1 favor of removin
the commission^ but did not want to dis
:urb the tertp* of the present tfiem
•jers of the boarcf.
Mr. Campbejl of Solano disagreed -with
the latter view-of the question. Infect,
hv was opposed to both the amendment
mil the bill itself. When helooked back
md reflected on the farr-s and freights
legislation by the Legislature, he saw
:hat body in a turmoil over railroad bills,
while lobbyists swarmed throughout the
Cupitol. The commission is a good
;hing, provided the people select good
nen to compose it. Abolish it, and you
will relegate back the whole question to
oe the bane of the Legislature, and be
baunted by the old lobby.
Mr. Laneford wanted the commission
ibolished. bec&uso of the expense attached
to its. maintenance.
Mr. Dray said heiiad come, the conclu
sion that tho members of tho commission
were entitled to their positions' lor the
terms for which they weri? elected. It was
proper and safe tosubJnit all questions of
public import to a vote of the people.
The amendment offored .by Mr. Dray
wsi's lost—ay en 7* noes <£•. .
The roll was tiien called oh the main
question, and tho Senate refused its sanc
tion to the proposed constitutional amend
ment by the following vote:
Ayes—Berry, Crandall, Langford, Mc-
Cro\v:m, Mesui, Ositrom and Wilson—7.
Xoes— Bailey, Banks, Britt, Broderiok,
Byrnes, Campbell qf Solano, Campbell of
Siskiyou, Carpenter, Dargie, Denison,
Dray, Evorett, Flint, Fraser, Uouoher,
Hautill, Harp. Heacock, Maher, Ma
honey, McComas, Kngsdale, Shippce,
Simpson, Sprague, Streeter, Voorhies,
Welch, W. H. Williams, G. H. Williams
On motion of Mr. Heacoek, the Senate
then adjourned.
The House met at 2 o'clock p. M., aftor
a recess .-; m.<- Friday afternoon, Speaker
Coombsin tha chair. Roll called, quorum
pntsont. Prayer by the Chaplain. Jour
nal approved.
S. J. R. 8, relative to memorializing
Congress to loan money to farmers at the
rate of 2 pa rent, per annum, which had
been made the special order for Satur
day, was taken up.
Dr. Martin of Placer offered a substi
tute which included miners in the bene
fits to be derived from the resolution.
Dr. Martin's substitute was voted down.
The resolution was adopted by a vote of
52 to 19.
8. J. R. 8, relating to the same topic,
was lost by a vote of 27 noes to. 40 ayes.
A. C: A. 7, amending Section IS of
Article XL, which had been lost, cafttte
up on a ponding motion to reconsider,
and was made a special order for Wednes
day at 2 r. m.
A. B.s 114 and IKi, "electric railway'"
bills, came up, with amendments pend
On motion, Air. Dibble was appointed a
special committee of one to so amend the
bill as to give San Francisco tho privilege
of electric roads, excepting those run by
overhead wires.
The amendment was made a special
order for Wednesday.
"A. C. A. 9, providing for the repeal o
Sections 22 and 2;i of Article XII. of th
Constitution and abolishing the Board o
Railrond Commissioners, gave rise to
lengthy debate. Mr. Dibble desired t
add to what he said the other day, tha
the Railroad Commission, having bee
under a Democratic administration lo
the past four years, that party was re
sponsible for the blunders and.faults o
the commission; that now, haying elected
a Republican board, ho desired to see
them given a chance to right all alleged
wrongs, and therefore called upon nis
fellow-Republicans, to vote against the
extinction of the board.
Mr. Clark wished to support Mr. Dib
ble, and called attention to the fact that
the present commission is already at
work, reading extracts from the daily
press giving an account of their work.
Mr. Bruner desired to know how much
better off the people of the State would be
when the commission was abolished and
who of those who now condemned it was
prepared to suggest a remedy for the
evils which the board has not been able
to arrange. He reviewed briefly the his
tory of railroad legislation from 18(58 to
1880, claiming that about one-half of eacli
term, then 120 days in length, was con
sumed in fruitless efforts to settle
freights and fares. This lasted for twelve
or fourteen years, when the people con
cluded that the Legislature was not a tit
place to discuss freights and fares, tho
Constitutional Convention was called,
mainly to wrestle with railroad matters.
The result was that the Board of Com
missioners was created, and has existed
ever since. It is now claimed that the
peoplewant it abolished, but if this is
done all complaints against the railroad
which come up between the sessions will
■will have to wait—some of them two years
before rodress can be had. But, by tho
Constitution, there can be no legislation
with respect to special eases, so that much
hardship to the people will ensue. He
said that out of one hundred and sixty
seven complaints submitted to the lato
Board of Commissioners, one hundred
and forty had been decided for the com
plainants and against the railroad. He
asked the House to consider the question
carefully before deciding to throw the
State back into the condition which ex
isted before the Constitutional Conven-
Mr. Doty spoke in favor of abolishing
the Commission.
Messrs. Gould and Shanahan supported
the bill.
The vote, on final passage of the bill,
stood, ayes 34, noes 40, the names being
as follower. „ „,
Ayes — Arms, B^ugliman, Beecher,
Bledsoe, Brown, Cunningham, Doty,
Dunn, Durner, Estey, Fowler Gar
ver, Gordon, Gould, Hail, Harloe,
Hocking, Jackson, Kellogg, Lacey, Lewis,
Lynch,. Marion, Martin, Matlock,
Mathews, Mordei'ai Murnan, Murphy,
Rice, Robertson, Smith of Butto, Smith
of Orange. Sturtevant, Weston—34.
Noes — Alexander, Ames, Barnard,
Barnett of San Francisco, Bert, Bru
ner, Brusie, Bryant, Carter, Clark,
Coffey, Cram, Culver,, Daly, Dennis,
Dibble, Dow,.Freeman, Galbraith, Glynn,
Hawley, Hayes, Hersey, Hoey, Hune
will, Johnson, Jones, Low, Lux, McCall,
Phillips, Shanahan. Stabler, Steltz, Ten
nis, AY entworth, Windrow, Young, Mr.
Tho following bills were introduced,
read by title and referred:
Mr. Mathews —Relating to high
, Also, concerning highways, and to pro-
Tide penalties to injuries thereto.
vßy Mr. McCall—To provide for the de
ficiency iv the appropriation for the ex
penses of the State Board of Railroad
. _By Mr. Ames—Relating to entries in
'official books and records.
, By Mr. Weston—Relating to County
By Mr. Wentworth—Relating to settle
ment of accounts of deceased executors,
administrators and guardians.
'•Cy Mr. Galbraith —To provide pensions
for teachers of the public schools.
üßy Mr. Cram—To make train-wrecking
VBy Mr. Barnett—To create a police re
lief, health and life insurance and pension
fund in counties and cities.
By Mr. Dibble—Authorizing the State
Prison Directors to employ unemployed
prisoners to construct roads at San Quen-
By Mr. Johnson—To create and organ
ise and define the powers of a Board of
Shipping Commissioners, for the purpose
of securing and chartering ships to carry
the surplus wheat and other surplus farm
products to foreign ports.
By Mr. Hu.il —Relating to mining in
rin California.
Air. Gould presented a petition for a
wagon road to Yosemite Valley. Re
The Judiciary Committee reported
back a large batch of Assembly and Sen
ate bills.
Reports were also received from Com
mittee on Rules and Regif ations, Joint
Committee of Senate and Assembly. Agri- j
culture and Forestry, Ways and Means,
Municipal Corporations.
The reading of the special file disposed
of the third reading of various bills which
have already been mentioned, and
shortly after the l>ejfinning of the'first
file the House adjourned.
A sketch of the Career of Sacramento's
Second Baseman.
Edwin Hutchinson, the man who will,
guard second b*se for the Sacramento
Club during the coining season, will ar
rive in this city shortly. Captain Mc-
Closkey has signed him, and, in doing so, I
he says he considers himself lucky, as
Hutchinson's services have been sought
after by Colonel Robinson and other
managers of Western clubs.
Hutchinson was lx>rn in Pittsburg, Pa.,
in lSo"7, and is therefore 24 years old. He
stands 5 l'oet 11 inches in hight, and
weighs 180 pounds. He is a lelt-handed
batter, and has an excellent record as I
a hard hitter, expert base runner
and clever tielder. Ho is unmarried.
His lirst engagement as a professional
was with the ZaaesvQJe, Ohio, Club.i of
the Tri-State league in 1880. His posi
tion was right field and when the season
closed he led his competitors in fielding
and ranked as the second-best batter in
the league. In 18S7 he played with the
Savannah, Ga., Club of the Southern
Lraguo. While with the team be did.
shortstop work, being assigned to that
position by Manager Morton, now of the
Toledo Club. He ranked filth as a batter
and in base-running captured the lirst
With the Columbus, Ohio, team in 18SS,
he played at short and again distin
guished himself by gaining a batting
average of Z:Si, and* finishing as second
best batter in that ".swift" league. In
ISS9 he guarded second base 'or the Aus
tin Club in Texas, and rankerlas the lead
ing in-ficlder.
Hutchinson played with the Houston
Club until last June, when Manager Me-
Closkey sold him to Captain A nson of the
Chicagos. He played second b:ise for the
latter team until one day ho sprained his
ankle badly in running a base, and was
compelled to retire from the club. While
with the Houston Club ho led the league
in base-riming and ranked fifth as a but
Thcfr Third Anniversary Pai*ty "Was
Quite a Success.
Young Ladies' Institute Lodge. No. 17,
gave its third anniversary party at Turner
Hall last evening, and the affair c< rlainly
proved how successfully ladies ea.n man
age a party of the kind.
It was a success in a social way and
also from a financial standpoint, and ono
of the most respectable gatherings of
young men and ladies that one could
wish to see. There were over one hun
dred and fifty couple in the grand march,
and although the dancing floor was some
what crowded, it did not hinder any one
from enjoying the party. Tho dances
were fourteen in number, and tho music
was furnished by an excellent orchestra
of six pieces. The success of the at/air
was due to the energetic work of the ibl
lowing committees:
Reception—Miss L. Conrad, Miss A.
O'Rielly, Miss M. Stack. Miss K. Golden,
Miss Mollie Walsh, Miss M. Boylan,
Miss J. Haggerty, Mrs. Mary Stack and
I Mrs. Susie Maley.
Arrangements—Mrs. J. W. Willeni,
j Mrs. M. E. O'Callaghan, Mrs. Rosa
Moore, Mrs. D. J. Considinc and Misses
N. Denny, Minnie Kent, Maggie Halla
nan and Mary Gleeson.
Floor Director, Miss Josie L. Regan;
Managers—Mrs. M. A. Nagle, Mrs. Al.
j Wulff, Mrs. Kate Dolan and Misses Mary
Morley, Mary Popper, M. Brannan,
Mamie. Whyte, Lizzie Long, Lilly Denny
and Mamie Costullo.
The Father of a Family Accused of
Criminal Assault.
Sunday evening Mr. mid Mrs. Furbie
who live on Eighteenth street, between M
and N, called at the police station and
asked a private interview with Captain
Lee. Mrs. Furbie was very much excited,
and she told a story to the effect that a
neighbor named Fred Brown had com
mitted a criminal assault on her by
threatening to kill her if she did not com
ply with his request. She said her family
and the Browns were on very friendly
terms and visited each other often, and
she did not for a moment suspect that the
father of a family would take advantage
of her. Mrs. Furbie hesitated about
swearing to a complaint against Brown
Sunday night, fearing that her family
would be disgraced, but yesterday morn-
I ing she resolved to do so, and Brown was
I arrested.
Mrs. FurbiS has four children and
I Brown has a wife- and a number of chil
The police are inclined to doubt the
story of the complainant.
Shrink ftucl Mater Are Held to Answer
by Judge Cravens.
Ed Shunk and James Mater, two of the
men caught by officers Brissell, Frazee
and Alter, in the faro-room over the j
Bank Exchange, were held to answer for.
gaming yesterday by Judge Cravens, and
bail was fixed at 91.000 in each case. The
testimony introduced by the prosecution
wes similar to the account of the raid, as
-published 'in the Record-'Ujvlon when
| the men were arrested. The' attorneys
for the defense moved that the defendants
be discharged when the prosecution
closed, but Judge Cravens- denied the
Tho charge against Walter Emery was
dismissed on motion of the prosecution,
and the case of Angus Ross, accused of
leasing the house for gaming purposes,
went over until Friday at 1:30 p. M.
A New Class Is Created, and Several
Promotions Follow.
The City Board of Education held a
special meeting last evening and made
several new changes.
A new sixth-grade class was created at
the school at Tenth and Q streets, and
Miss Tenbrocck was elected teacher of
the class.
Miss Johnson was elected to fill the
vacancy occasioned by the promotion of
Miss Tenbroeck.
Miss Tracy, first substitute, was elected
assistant at the night school, and the va
cancy on the substitute list was filled by
the election of Miss Anna Stanfield.-
Mrs. Coon was elected janitress of the
High School, to fill the vacancy occa
sioned by the death of Mr. Otis.
State House Airaii:.
D. Dierssen, assignee of Wilson & Kin
ney, late lessees of the State House Hotel,
has brought suit against Charles A. Jen
kins for the recovery of an omnibus, two
horses, fixtures and other hotel property,
valued in all at $13,000. Jenkins is the
owner and present manager of the hotel.
Diersßen also sues for $1,000 damages.
When Wilson A Kinney went into in
solvency, Dierssen was appointed assignee
by the court, ana he alleges that Jenkins
unlawfully seized the property above
More Light Wanted.
That portion of the Capitol Park in the
rear of the building is greatly in need of
an electric light. Many persons have to
cross that i»ortion of the grounds at
night, although the darkness there is in
tense. Besides, it would be a great aid to
the watchman about the building aad
grounds to have the place well lighted,
as a protection against rough characters
a*d vandals.
Contestant P. J. Murphy Likely to be
Out His Expenses.
The Sacramento Bond Bill Will be
Beported Favorably—Action
on Other Bills.
The Wayß and Means Committee of | i
the Assembly at .^heir meeting last night ■
had under consideration tho general ap- :
propriation bill. Before going into -ex- j
I ecutive session the committee listened to
I Senator DeLong :in behalf of the
I appropriation far • £an Quentin State
Prison; Captain'•■Auil for an appropri- '
atiou of 9240,000 ftjr maintenance of '
Fotsoni Prison, together with i? 05,000 for
additions and repairs; to Mr. Lowe, •
brother of Assemblyman Lowe of Santa
Clara, on the appropriation necessary for
the State Normal School at San Jose, and |
to Mr. Barnard on behalf of the Normal |
School at Chico.
Chairman Dibble hopes to have the bill |
ready to report back ~totlio Assembly by j
next Monday at the farthest.'
The Assembly Republican caucus held
last evening was brief, the apportion
ment bill was discussed uud it is said that
. a substitute.was agreed upon, to be pre
sented to the AsfiuttiMy to-day.
■ Another story is to the effect that the I
caucus merely agreed upon plans lo push
ahead the apportionment bill, and that a
joint caucus of Senators and Assembly
men will be held in a day or two to agree
upon a bill.
♦ The bill affecting tho bonded debt of i
this city was again considered by the Sen- j
ate Judiciary Committee last evening.
At the previous hearing arguments
against thy bill were made by bondholder I
j Hates and Bond Commissioner Boatty.
I Lasteveninj' iinrunients in its favor were'
! made by Judge McKune and W. A.
] Anderson, who have both acted as attor
neys for the city in its litigation with the
The points dwelt upon by the gentle
men —while new to the committee—are
familinrtoall Sacramenlans who followed
the bond litigation in years past. Major
Anderson laid particular stress upon the
signiticancti of Supreme Justice Patcr
son's dissenting opinion in the case of
Bates vs. City Treasurer Porter, in which
four of the seven Justices held that th«
bondholders were entitled to 86 per cent.
of the gross income of the water works.
| One paragraph of Justice Paterson's
opinion, although frequently quoted, is
worty of reproduction. It reads:
In view of the uncertainty as to the mean
ing the Legislature intended to attach to the
, word "revenue," in the Act of Issß, the
, amendatory and supplemental acts may he
regarded as simply rendering its true mean
ing certain, and as in no way chunv"iiif", ;idd
ing to, or tuking from it. They should not be
declared void because ol the insertion of the
word "net." unlrss it is clearly repugnant to
the sense in which the words "revenue from
1 water rents" had been used in the originul
; Act.
. In support of Justice Paterson's opin
, ion, that of Justice McFarland was also
quoted, in which he said:
The water works )s a business, like the busi
ness of other water notnpanies, mining, rail
roading, merchandising, etc. In such case
••revenue" is, of conrae, the excess of receipts
over expenditures. If other financial mira
cles could lx; wrought as easily as the turning
of the gross receipts of a business into revenue,
"the chapels hud been churches, and poor
men's cottages, princes' palaces."
Messrs. McKune and Anderson were
submitted to a rigid course of questioning
by members of the committee, and when
the hearing was concluded the commit
tee, without a dissenting vote, agreed to
recommend tho bill lor passage.
The Judiciary CoVnmittee of the Senate
also considered last! evening the bill relat
ing to unlawful conspiracy. It re-ena'-ts
the present provisions of the code on that
subject, with the addition of a new sec
' tion, as follows:
To injure any person in his business, or to
prevent uny person from exercising a lawful
l employment, calling or business.
Tney are punishable by imprisonment in
the county Jail not exceeding two years, or by
a line not- exeeeuiDg §3,000, or both.
I The committee at one time voted to re
, duco the term of imprisonment from two
years to one year, and the tine from $2,000
to $1,000. Subsequently arguments against
the bill were made by Eugene Hough
and C. M. Harrison; after which the com
mittee decided to postpone final action on
the bill until its author, Senator Cainp
i bell, could be present.
, At a session of the Senate Committee
on Irrigation and Water Rights, A. B.
[ -Ifti, providing for the disorganization of
• irrigation districts, was considered, among
. other bills relating to irrigation. The bill
i in question was one far-reaching in its
scope, as it virtually repealed, or nega-
I tared, the provision's of tho Wright Irri
-, gation Act of four years ago, under
which so many districts have been formed
s and are now operating.
The bill was, on motion of Mr. Camp
bell of Siskiyou, indefinitely postponed.
Ex-Senator Wright was present, and
secerned to be immensely pleased at the
• action of the committee.
economy's the word.
3 There was a caucus of the Republican
} Senators last evening, called for the pur
pose of considering what action should
be pursued in regard to the bills of cost
fj returned for the Murphy-Mahoney con
l test. Mr. Murphy's claim is for §3,333 90,
3 and Mr. Mahoney's for £5,534 40.
! The caucus last night decided, it is said,
5 to vote against allowing any portion of
! the" Murphy bill escept for the work of
j tho stenographic reporter, and also re
-3 duced the Mahoney bill some $1,200.
, Evidently the Republican Senators are
; of tho opinion thsU. the contest on Mr.
Murphy's part was without any founda
, tion. •
A Charivari Pnrty That Got Itself Into
Manuel Perry, who lives in the
"pocket," down the river, called at the
District Attorney's office yesterday and
had a complaint drawn up against Frank
Cardoza, Manuel Silva and Antone
Hacks, charging them with disturbing
his peace. The complaint was sworn to
before Justice of the Peace Henry, and
warrants were placed in the hands of
Deputy Constable Swift for service.
According to Pewy's story, his daughter
is contemplating marriage, and the
young men above mentioned were a little
"too previous," and treated her and the
rest of the Perry household to a charivari
Saturday night. In the course of their
orgy the young men discharged pistols
and did other things to terrorize the
Perry family.
They will /be arrested to-day.
A Coming Entertainment — A New
Hand-ball Conrt.
The Board of Directors of the Sacra
mento Athletic Clnbheld a regular meet
ing last night.
A committee was appointed to get esti
mates on the cost of building a new hand
ball court in the gymnasium. Hand-ball
has become very popular among the
members of late, and as the present court
is inadequate the board has decided to
have a better one.
The Entertainment Committee was in
structed to arrange for giving another
"Ladies' night" at the rooms within a
There was some informal talk regarding
a couple of amateur boxing contests that
are on the tapis, after which the board ad
journed. /
Is 1850 "Brown's Bronchial Troches"
were introduced, and their success in re
j lieving coughs and bronchial troubles
has been unparalleled.
Hon. G. G. Blanchnrd, of Placerville, is in the
E. B Ryan, Tax Agent for tbe Southern Pa
cific Company, Is in the city, having come up
from San Francisco last evening.
Arrivals at the Golden Eagle Hotel yester
day : \V. J. Ctendennis, E. A. Shaver, Bulti
7uore; J. H. Sehafer. Cedar Rupids; D. \V.
Waser, Chico; 11. D. Howard and wife, Stock
ton; H. J. Hazard and wife, F. H. Seeley, Los
Angeles; Mrs. A. Seeley, Santa Barbara; W.
A. Shippee. Avon; E. Paean, Gridley; John
Landis J. M. C. Jasper, WheHtland; Charles
Aull, V olsom; M. C. McLennen, Auburn- W.
C. Uood, Santa Rosa: John G. North. Red
lands; Charles A. Swisler, Placerville; S.
Baden, Cincinnati: L. F. Moulton, Colusa;
J. M. Wentworth, Oakland; John J. McDon
ald, Boca; T. J. Fields, Monterev; J. N. Holm,
P.. \V. Ha user. F. W. Titus, W. D. Valentine,
8. B. Schroeder, A. H. Emery, Lyman Bridges,
General Evans, M. T. Moses, .T. S. Dr\ er, E. B.
Ryan. M. H. Falkenstein, J. Henry Smith, H.
I. Willey- J. Krtilcer* \V. H. Morun, SI. E.
Fntnk, Sam Hayman, .1. T. Peters, San Fran
Arrivals at the Capital Hotel yesterday:
Mrs. A. C. Newcomb, Tehama; F. F. Chase,
Dutch Flat; N. Coombs, Napa; J. A. Egan,
Jackson- J. L. Stawell and wife, Colusa;
Byron Waters, Sun Bernardino; Ciurcnce
Camp. Perkins; \V. \V. Bowers. San Diego;
W. A. Brown, J. D. Daly. Sim Francisco; F. M.
JOBfIS, I'erlcins: A. R. Bidwell, California;
J. Churchill. Yuba; D. M. Cantrell, Arno, Cal,;
Dr. 1,. Bunwell, Orovllle; T. W. H. Shunahan,
Anderson; A. M. Wilber, Yuba City; Geo. A.
I Knight, Sun Francisco; T. M. Noster, Berkeley;
B, H. Beamer,Woodland; L. Matavia,Truckee;
John F. Stephenson, Franklin;■«. H. fallen,
Banta Rosa; W. S. Green, Colusn; W. A.
Bean, Fresno City; Win. F. Burbunk, New
York; ('. P. Berry. "Whcatland; J. Harris,
IE. H. Tucker, Colorado; M. Van Gilder,
I Acuinpo; John Brown, San Francisco; W. H.
j (Sulbraitn. Santa Cruz; C. K. Mack, Jr., Union
House; F. kCcGoimSCB, Florin; J. H. Curley,
I Boston; • Clement Bennett, San Francisco;
Arthur I. Gray, Elk Grove.
Alpine County paid $3,007 13 into the
Stale Treasury yesterday.
Two Chinamen were arrested yesterday
Iby the officers for discharging fireworks
i promiscuously on I street.
Este Brothers, who run the big lumber
mill above Grizzly Flat, have recently
put two jmmcp.se steam wagons on the
road between their null and Diamond
i Springs. Each of the monsters carries
i 40,000 loot of lumber.
Dr. G. A. White held an autopsy on.the
I remains of Christopher Kelly, who was
| found dead Saturday morning" at ihe foot
Jof a flight of stairs on X street. It was
found that death resulted from a fracture
of the skull caused Ity the fall.
At the meeting of the Board of City
Trustees yesterday the Chief Engineer of
the Water Works reported that 25,741,000
gallons of water woro pumped during the
week ending February Bth. The Holly
engine was in operation ii;>J hours and the
Stevens 80 hours.
On last Saturday evening Union Lodge,
Xo. 2L Ancient Order United Workmen,
elected as RepresentatiTes to the Grand
Lodge, A. O. U. W., Which meets in San
Francisco on April 7, ISyi, 11. J. Norton.
J. K. Barlow, J. 0. White, Joseph Judd
and C. W. Baker.
Most of the Cases Continued—Five
Finos for Drunkenness.
Yesterday's calendar in the Police
Court was a lengthy and varied one.
Peter Sheldon, William Freeman, Frank
Pierson, Harry Lee and M. M. Clegg,
charged with drunkenness, were fined #5
each. The cases of Joseph Dias, charged
with seduction, and William Gillson, ac
cused of receiving stolen property, were
continued until the 13th inst.
The charges of disturbing the peace
against Daniel Redding and Joseph
Qarcher were dismissed on payment of
costs, as was also the case of Andrew
Lichi, charged with a similar offense.
The Hollingsworth grand larceny case
went over until Friday next.
S. W. Butler, charged with misde
meanor, was ordered to appear to-day for
"Of Which a Callfornlan of Any Sec
tion Might Be Proud."
[Santa Rosa Leaf; February Bth.]
The- Sacramento Record-Union is
among the most prized and the most
carefully scanned of our State exchanges.
It is dignified without starchiness, live
without being indelicate, and as a harv
ester of news about the Capital City,
there are no fences to prevent it going all
over the field. The daily has been en
larged to six pages and the Sunday
Union to eight. With its new Goss per
fecting press, it is now handsomely
enough equipped to bo regarded as a
State institution, of which a Californian
of any section might be proud.
Thrown Out on His Head.
A Chinaman was thro^vn from a wagon
on I street yesterday morning in conse
quence of his horse becoming uumanag
able. He alighted headforemost on the
cobbles and received an ugly cutftjust be- !
low tho left eye. He was takWn to the
receiving hospital, where- .Dr. Nichols
dressed tho wound. The discharge of
Chinese fireworks frightened the horse.
Jeweler (examining it) —"What on
earth has-e you been doing to this watch?"
Owner of watch—"Nothing, sir. Nothing
at all. I wound it up awhile ago, good
and tight, and it stopped. I shook it for
half an hour and couldn't start it, and
then I opened it and poked the balance
wheel with a toothpick, and still it
wouldn't go. I want to know what's the
matter with the blamed thing."— Chicago

Prevention* is better than cure, and
you may prevent attacks of rheuma
tism by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla,
which will keep your blood pure and free
from acid and germs of disease.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head- j
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 m 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 Fig 3 is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
j wishes to try it Do not accept any
j substitute.
(Channel* £)<*Ug f<«r the f£Ul» fjemee.
*f specialD
Belated styles are never meaner than
in Millinery. We want no hold-overs
to begin a new season with. We have
no shop-worn or worthless goods to dis
pose of, but the same fashionable styles
that you ladies gathered so freely a few
weeks ago. What remains from those
busy days are to be closed out regardless
of cost. Everything in the shape of
Winter Millinery MUST GO at some
price. No dilly-dallying when this sale
begins. A quick pulse must reach to the
edge of every stock, and ours not won
derfully large.
We commence this sale, and we list be
low a part of our offerings. Every
Trimmed Bonnet or Hat at some price:
Beaver Flats, reduced from $i 75 to 35 cents
Felt Flats, reduced from $1 to 35 cents
Felt Hats, latest styles, all colors, reduced from 75c t0...i0 and 15 cents
Children's Trimmed Hats, felt, reduced from $1 to 40 cents
Hammock Hats, felt, reduced from 75 cents to 38 cents
Astrakhan Caps, with plush trimmings, reduced to 15 cents
Velvet Majestic Caps, reduced from Si to 50 cents
Large Wings, u\\ colors, reduced to 3 cents
Ouills, all colors, reduced to 1 cent each
Fancy Trimming Pins, reduced to 1 cent each
Jersey Caps 1 cent each
Everything of winter stock in our Millin
ery rooms—the best, the poorest, all
at quick-moving prices.
RECEIVED YESTERDAY.—A carload of Floor Matting. The same
will be on sale to-day at Clearing Sale prices. Several different qualities.
Red House, Sacramento.
We start the ball rolling for the year 1891 by quoting a few of our prices,
and to be convinced that our stock is by far the best selected and cheapest in this
city, we invite you all. As our goods are marked in plain figures, we have but
$17 50 —100-piece Real China Decorated Dinner and Tea
Set. Reffular price, $27 50.
$10 00 —100-piece English Decorated Semi-Porcelain Din- 1,
ncr and Tea Set.
25c— Half-gallon Heavy Glass Jug.
sc— Plain Heavy Goblets.
35c —Heavy Glass Sets, four pieces.
25c—Lava Decorated Cuspidores.
(fiQ tSf Come and see the THIEBEN ELECTRIC LAMP—simplest, safest CV *i
j^/, and beat In the world, and to introduce our lamp we oiler it at the same J*n /^, .
""K*-*" p r i Cc as the Banner and all other cheap lamps In the market. *Tr~~
PAY J° c es *'ie m^ific Company:
■ * * ■ We wish to direct their attention to our SEV
( .j \ |~"a blast The aim of everyone is to make the $go
* *■ * ■ 'its farthest, and at the same time get the moneys
worth. We say that with us you will always find us up to the times.
At our sale we have cut everything in price, and the buyer is the
gainer. Come to us for Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats and Caps,
Boots and Shoes, etc. MECHANICAL CLOTHING STORE, 414 X
street. H. MARKS, Proprietor.
We offer you the largest Cook Stove, with the 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.
OKAIXEBEIRLiasr gfc CO., 813 :&£ gtrggt.
Sporting Goods, Shotguns, Rifles, Standard Loaded
Shells, Powder, Shot, Etc.
IOOS and 1010 Second St., Sacramento,
Delivered to any address, city or country, In Quantities to suit.
Telephone 87. P. O. Box 83.
Fit*, dealers in WATCHES, JEWELRY and DIAMOND*. REPAIRING in all its
branches a specialty, under Mr. Floberg. Agents for ROCK.FORD WATCH COMPANY.
I 4 CO.'X WATCHER—best in the world. Sign ot the Town Clock, No. 816 J Street,
Timothy Hopkins,
Carnations, Roses, Chrysanthemums
and Cut Flowers.
V^ Buggies and Spring Wagon*.
910, 81S, 914 Ninth St., Sacramento.
Oils Fitters. Roofing and Jobbing. Term*
reasonable. IST J Street.

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