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THIRTY YEARS AGO.
Edgerton's Eloquent Apostrophe to
the Stars and Stripes.
Saeramentans "Who Responded to the
Call to Arms—Plxley and the
On the Ist of September, 1801, John
Conness, candidate of the Union Demo
cracy for Governor, and Henry Edger
ton, candidate for Congress, addressed an
immense mass mooting in front of the St.
George Hotel in this city. Newton
Booth presided, Daniel Whiploy w«a
V ice-President and George Haswell Sec
Edgerton's spoech was a marvel of elo
quence, and his hearers were so carried
away by his magnetic presence and fiery
oratory that their enthusiasm knew no
bounds. In his opening remarks Edger
ton paid a beautiful tribute to the women
of America. He said that, in view of the
graceful presence of some of Sacramento's
patriotic women, ho could not forbear to
remark that, as Republican institutions
gained ground, woman appeared less and
less prominently upon the theater of
events. She whose presence in this liv
ing world was like the lily among the
furze; whose smile was pleasant as the
morning light; whose eye was the gate of
hca\ en she whom nature so revered that
the lovely shrine of her spirit was the
best emblem of terrestial beauty—had
ceased to command armies or reign
supreme over nations. Yet the progress
of liberty, while it had rendered her less
conspicuous, had nevertheless redeemed
her into tho full possession of the dignity
of her nature, ami made her- not man's
slave, but his companion, his counselor.
or his fellow-martyr. For an occasional
ndeney in political affairs, it had sub
stituted a uniform enjoyment of domestic
equality, and while it closed against her
avenues of active public lite, it had
not impaired her power over man or his
fame. The lyre was as obedient to her
tom-h, the muse as echoing to her call as
to that of man, and truth found no more
honored interpreter than in her. He
therefore invoked woman's sympathies
the great and sacred cause he was
re to advocate, and her active aid in
behalf of the solemn mission he was there
The address, which was largely an
argunieni against the constitutional right
■ cession, closed with :;ji eloquent ex
hortation in behalf of the ilnii lor which
so many volunteers were daily giving up
Ir lives, and a beautifully painted
panegyric on Sacramento.
'•Who that has read history," said tho
ired orator, "can doubt the power of
.in emblem? For eighteen centuries the
..one and jilidye of immortality for hu
manity has been represented by the sym
f the cross; and so, in the loved and
cherished banner of our Constitution, we
behold the Bymbol of liberty. The
Frenchman reads in tho tri-color a whole
history of national glory and renown; the
Englishman, when he sees the red cross
of England, reads in it a thousand years
of sturdy manhood and indomitable
vigor. So with our own loved stars and
stripes. Who that has seen them in for
eign ports, waving proudly amid the em
blems oi'tiie bigotry and tyranny of other
nations —who that has seen them gleam
ing above some border town oflate, when
to display them was danger, and perhaps
death; who that saw the old flag's tat
tered folds as they floated from Sumter's
dismembered battlement, but has had his
eyes filled with tears and his heart over
flow with emotion ! The stars and stripes
symbolize the American idea, and now,
in its hour of peril, the heart of the people
Bprang to it like a passion. Let the peo
ple wrap each thread of theglorious t.
■<t their country's Hag around their
hearts, catch the spirit that breathed uj.cn
Lhem from the battle-fields of their
■is. and resolve that, come weal or
w. c, they will in life and in death, now
and forever, stand by the stars and
stripes! It has floated over their cradles
lei it be their prayer and struggle that,
when life's mission shall be ended and
they shall be laid at rest fozover, it shall
also float over their graves! This banner
is for us the emblem of all th:it is grand
in human history and inspiring inhu
man hope. If it is destined now
to be sacrificed upon the altar of Satanic
ambition—to be lost forever amid the
nighi and tempest ol' rebellion — then
lid v. c fall with it; and who can tell
the desolation of that falling! Then the
sun will indeed be stricken from the fir
mament of our lives, and we will be
thenceforth wanderers and outcasts upon
he earth, with only the bread <>f sorrow
and penury, with our hands outstretched
in feebleness and Bupplication, upon
which any tyrant might in any hour rivet
bains of never-ending and despair
ng bondage. May God, in his infinite
mercy, save us from such a terrible and
und< s. r\ ed <!i
"Under the mild ai i benign Influence
of th>' < Government ande"r which we live,
this proud and happy city of Sacramento
had -prung from the bosom of the beau
tiful plain like s fairy creation at the
touch of the magicians wand. Here
• nay it stand forever; here may the evi
dences of prosperity and happiness which
we see around us endure so lons as time
shall last and the seasons roll. May tem
ples of religion continue here to n ar
their sacred fanes; here may seminaries
of learning multiply and pour out their
mellifluous streams of benefits and bless-
Dgs, and here may this proud and beau
tiful city forever stand, loyal and patr
iotic, a place of homes, of wealth, of merit
and of joy the sojourn."
Tho Washington Rifles, one of the
military companies enlisted in Sacra
mento, was composed of the following
named officers and men: Captain, T. L.
rts; First Lieutenant, W. A. Thomp
son; Second Lieutenant, J. s. Hunter;
First Sergeant, C Kellogg; Second Ser
geant, .1. K. Dudley: Third Sergeant, s.
A spell; Fourth Sergeant, W. W. us
!. Poole, .1. Van Meter, a. J.
tain, < ■. I-. Eagan; <lerk, C. C.
Mien; Treasurer, N. v. Carson; Drum
mer, 1. McCormick; Privates 0. Adel,
i. Antelotti, J. Barr, T. Baxter, v
r.r.ggs, j. Brady, E. A. Bean, A. J. Cros
non, •'. Cunningham, P. Camppean, .'.
Castile. A. Conover, <;. W. Dement, I*.
FrieL J. Finegan, » . George, F. J. Gould,
\V. 11. H. Uarrett, '". Gerlack, H. Gore,
J. Gordon, J. B. Kenn, J. D. Hanks, W.
11. Hyde, E. W. Ha/en, F. Harder, F.
Hartley, I. Hawkins, W. HoUinghcad,
F. Hodges, N. J. Harrington, I*. P. Hoin,
Jr., i . Hale, H. C. Johnson, J. Jellings,
G. Kaley, .!. Kinney, .). Celley,l*.lf.
Ludlow, .1. I». Langdon, S. Miller, W.
.Mastt >re, .'. T. McNamara, C.S.
,J. Mclng, T. Melhause, G. Macv,
-. A.. Orne, a. ;'. Parkus, W. F. Proctor,
G. W. Phillips, T. Reed, R. W. Roberts,
J. P. M. Rainbow, J. Riley, W.Rader,G.
V. Sullivan. .J. Sullivan, W. Schramm,
C. Tubbs, 1-. Tran.il, ] . Wabaker, <.. A.
Warner,M. Welch, R,Wili •-.. E. A. Will
iams, M. Yager, H. Parish, Matthew
Sholtz, Henry Myers, Anthony Lorr,
George Kelley, Fred. HJllec, PhiloSopar,
Horace A idea, Adam Pearson, George
When the Twelfth Massachusetts
Regiment \\;;> on its way to Washington,
a week after the F>u!l Run disaster, the
rumor \\ as current at Harrisburg that the
bad opened an attack on the Na
tional t'apit:.!. Colonel Webster at once
d the engineer of the brain to
throw open the throttle and ::!sh things.
replied that his locomotive
\\a- out of order ami could make only
l'i\ c mih 8 an hour.
This aroused the Colonel's suspicion.
nn«l he called for a squad of machinists.
Five of his men responded, and he told
them to examine the locomotive. They
did so, and found it all right. Th< □
Colonel Webster arrested the engineer
and put a private In his place, and the
regiment was whirled Into Washington
at the rate of fifty miles an hour.
The Sacramento Rangers organ
ized themselves into a cavalry company
on th<> 27th of August, 180!, and t
SACRAMENTO DAILY BECOKD-TJNIOy, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. 1891.—EIGHT PAGES.
lowing officers were elected: Captain,
D. A. Do Merritt; Lieutenant, J. M.
Hopes; Second Lieutenant. A. \V. Burr;
First Sergeant. Henry W. Burnett; Sec
ond Sergeant, James Contell; Third Ser
geant, J. B. Slocum; Fourth Sergeant,
Frank Jones; Fifth Sergeant, W. E*
Campbell; Corporals—Morton, Keyser,
Thompson, Riplev, Perkins, Uaviland,
At the same time E. D. Shirland had
just recruited another cavalry company
at Folsom and in this city, and had eighty
men enrolled. The Lyon Guard was also
being formed in this city.
The Sierra Grays, a company recruited
in Sierra County, and commanded by
Captain Parvin, came down on August
28th, and were mustered into the service
at San Francisco.
A horrible butchery occurred near
Tehama on the 28th of August* 1861. Tt
seems that J. Thurman had some days
before shot and wounded a Mexican while
the latter was attempting to steal a horse,
and the thief's companions threatened
that if he died they would murder the
The horsethief did die, and that night
the Mexicans swooped down on the
Thurman ranch and butchered Alexan
der Britton and a man named Houston
with dubs and axes. They searched for
Thurman, but he was asleep in a hay
stack and they did not find him.
About fifty Mexicans were arrested,
and tho Tehamaites were scouring the
country for more.
A story was being told of Frank
Fixley that went tho rounds of the pa
pers. He was stumping the State for the
Republican ticket, headed by Leland
Stanford for Governor. At Strawberry
Valley he met a man who had some fine
looking setter pups. Pixleywas always
a keen sportsman, and he was quite taken
with tho looks of the pups.
"What are their names?" he asked of
"This one is Jeff. Davis and this one is
Beauregard," the. latter replied.
Pixley's countenance at once took on a
look of supreme disgust. "Jell". Davis
and Beauregard, eh ! A couple of mangy
sons of ! You had better drown the
While John Sharp was dealing
faro one night in the Verandah saloon, on
Second street, between J and X, R. C.
Gilchrist walked in and offered to make a
925 bet. Ila did not put down tbe money,
however, and Sharp said the bet did nbt
go. Gilchrist said it would, or tho game
must stop right there.
Words followed, and Sharp arose and
advance;! toward Gilchrist, who assaulted
him witli a cane. Sharp then drew a der
ringer and shot < ulehrist in the left breast,
inllicting a dangerous wound.
At the annual election of officers
of the Pioneer Association in isui the fol
lowing were chosen: President, John
11. Carroll: First Vice-President, K. H.
McDonald; Second Vice-President, J. D.
B. Stillman; Recording Secretary, S. B.
Robbins; < k>rresponding Secretary, N. A.
H. Ball; Treasurer, Edgar Mills; Direct
ors—N. L. Drew, James Queen, E. Mc-
Carty, Isaac Lohman, W. M. Harron, W.
F. Knox and C. E. Abbott.
On the 25th of August, 1861, Gen
eral McClellan assumed command of the
Army of the Potomac, and then com
menced that long period of "masterly in
activity" which so thoroughly wearied
the army and the nation, and resulted in
A Chinaman was arrested one day
on a charge of kidnaping. He was trying
to sell a little erirl for $50. A facetious re
porter suggested that if the charge of
kidnaping should not be sustained, the
fellow might be successfully prosecuted
for peddling without a license!
The Union Brass Band, which
was the principal one in Sacramento at
that time, was composed of : G. P. Wil
son (leader), C. York, J. N. Tnrpin. A. A.
Sanders, L. Lothharamer, T. W. White.
N. Christophel, A. Ponti, J. Galavotti, J.
P. Melchiorand J. J. Bauer.
The vote of this city in IStil was
4,150. In 1852 it was 5,000.
The Brave Officer Who Was Shot by
Be Was a Pence Officer Here Nearly
Forty Years Ago— A Mnn of
Nerve nncl Courage.
The many friends in this city of Len
Harris, the well-known and courageous
detective in the employ of the Southern
Pacific Company, were pleased to learn
yesterday, by private telegrams, that his
chances of recovery from the wounds re
ceived by him on the preceding night by
railroad robbers in Stanislaus County,
were quite encouraging.
Len Karris entered the employ of tho
railroad company fifteen years ago. Ho
was selected for the duty of detective be
cause of his well-established reputation
for courage. For nearly twenty years
prior to that time he had been a x>eaco i
officer In this city, with the exception of I
a few years that he served as Turnkey at '
the San Qnentin Prison.
In that time Harris had been in many a
"hot corner," but his pluck and bravery
always pulled him through. He was a
member of the; police torce here at the
lime Mortimer murdered Mrs. Gibson,
and proved himself to be just the man to
deal with so desperate and determined a
man as Mortimer.
Len Harris was a candidate for Con-
Btable at the election in 1861, when Leland
Stanford defeated McConnoll and Con
noss for the Governorship. The election
was held just thnty yean ago to-day, and
was one of the liveliest that ever* took
place in Sacramento.
Political feeling ran very high in those
days, and fighting was the feature of
ejection day from the opening of the polls
till the last hallo: was deposited. Harris
was in charge of the special police ap
pointed to preserve order, and was
always in The thickest of the fray.
Late in the afternoon he approached a
group of excited men in the Fourth
Ward, and found that a carpenter named
Whittier was endeavoring to persuade a
man to vote against Bourns, alleging that
the latter was ■ rank secessionist.
Harris had done a hard day's work In
quelling fights, and was not very ires!)
at the time, but when he heard himself
denounced as a secessionist his anger got
est of him. With one spring lie
Landed In the middle of the group mid
faced his enemy. Finding himself cor
nered, Whittier attempted to defend his
position, and in a moment Harris sprang
Whittier \v:;s a stalwart man himself,
and the crowd fell back to yive the com
batants a chance. The light waged
fiercely for a tune, but Harris finally
proved too much for his adversary, anil
gai -• him a sound thrashing.
For several years past the railroad
company has kept Harris on duty,
chiefly in southern California, Arizona
and Texas, the laud e,f desperadoes,
where has been a terror among that
Tho hope is earnestly expressed on all
sides that the brave officer may be spared
for many years of future usefulness.
■ His son, John Harris, went to Alameda
Later reports last night were to tho ef
fect that the wounded man appeared to
Accident to a Circus Train.
While Srlis Bros.'circus was on route
to Placerville yesterday morning one of
their cars jumped the track a few miles
i Folsom, and was badly damaged.
After a brief delay the train wont on to
The track was in good condition, and
with the car.
COLGAN WAS RIGHT.
His Refusal to Pay a Portion of the
State Engineer's Salary.
Judge Van Fleet Holds That the Leg
islature Did Not Make an
Superior Judge Van Fleet rendered a
decision yesterday in the case of State
Mineralogist Irelan against Controller
In 1889 tho Legislature established tho
ofliee of State Engineer, and provided
that the State Mineralogist should be ex
| ofiicio State Engineer. His compensa
tion was fixed at §6,000 for two years, and
the oihee was to cease to exist at the end
J of that time.
This law went into effect on tho 19th of
| May, 1839, and Irelau's term expired on
the 19th of May of this year. When it
came to settling up the Controller re
fused to draw his warrant for ?o">0 of tho
salary, this being tho amount due from
the 19th of May to the Ist of July—the
iirst of the fiscal year. Ho claimed that
the time included between May 19th and
July Ist was not included in the fortieth
fiscal year, and the Legislature had only
provided for the expenses of that year.
The State Mineralogist petitioned for a
writ of mandate to compel the Controller
to draw a warrant for the f350 due.
Judge Van Fleet decides that Controller
Colgan is right.
The Legislature of 1889 passod a gen
eral appropriation bill, in which it pro
vided that "the following sums of money
are hereby appropriated out of any money
in the State Treasury not otherwise ap-
I propriated for the objects hereinafter ex
| pressed, and for the support of the gov
eminent of the State of California for the
i forty-first and forty-second fiscal years,"
"It is conceded,'' says tho court, "that
the only appropriation made in terms for
the purpose oi paying said salary is that
made by the Act above quoted. The title
lof that Act is: 'An Act making appro
priations for the support of the Uovern
j inent of the State of California for the
forty-first and forty-second fiscal y< ars,'
j and the object expressed in the title is fully
borne out by the provisions of the Act
"There is no room for a construction of
the language of Section lof the A-t, as
contended by petitioner, which would
make the appropriation applicable to the
portion of his salary accruing prior to
July 1, 1889.
"The unexpended balance of the fund
appropriated is a balance remaining from
the amount appropriated for the forty
iid fiscal year. Against this fund the
i tpondent would not be authorized, and
cannot, therefore, be compelled to draw
his warrant in payment of an obligation
accruing in a prior fiscal year.
"Petitioner contends, however, that the
Act creating the"office is in itself a sum
it appropriation to sustain his de
l maud, and in support of this contention
cites Humbert vs. Dunn, supra. But an
I examination of that case will disclose
| that tho Act there under consideration
went much further than the Act upon
; which petitioner relies. Here the Act
fixes the salary and stops. In that ease
the Act provided that'each member of
said corumision should re< eive a salary of
82,400 per annum, payable monthly.
•; * * Said salary ■ to
be paid out of any money in the State
Treasury, not otherwise appropriated,'
and the court say: 'The question is
j whether these provisions of the Act con
stitute an appropriation within the in< an-
I ing of the term as used in Section 22, Ar
j tide IV. of the Constitution, which pro-
I vides that "no money shall lie drawn
from the treasury but in consequence of
appropriations made by law." : r *
The intention of the Legislature to pro
vide for the payment of the salaries of
the Commissioners as they accrued is
clearly manifest* d in the language used.'
"But no such intention can be gathered
from the Act under consideration. No
language of similar character or import
is found, nor anything to indicate such
legislative intent, unless it can be said
that the mere fact of creating an ofl
and fixing the salary is to be held by '
necessary implication to manifest an in
tent to appropriate a fund to pay it. This
would b>e carrying the doctrine of impli
cation to a very extreme limit, and be
i rather an A■•! of legislation than of judi
cial interpretation. As my conclusion is
that no appropriation has been made to I
pay petitioner's claims, the writ will not
lie and the demurrer must bo sustained."
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Send a Committee.
Eds. llecokd-Union: It has been an
nounced that next Monday the petition
business will be reconsidered by the Su
pervisors, and that they expert to do
away with that part of the new ordinance
which requites the saloon men to furnish
a petition, signed by a majority of the
resident taxpayers, in order to obtain a
saloon license. It is to bo hoped that no
such action will be allowed, If the voice of .
the people can have any effect. Elk
Cirovo Precinct ,is going to send a com
mittee of ten to wait on the Supervisors
on Monday, and ask that the petition be
not revoked. Also all others who are not
on the committee, and who can go, are
cordially invited to do so, and use their
influence in support of the petition. It
is sincerely hopt?d that each precinct j
throughout tho entire county will Bend
a committee of just as many as they can
get to go, to ask that tho Supervisors will
not revoke the petition, as it is by far the
best part of the new ordinance, as the
license is not enough higher to make any
We realize that this is a busy time, and
few will think they can spare the time,
but remember this is not a small natter,
but one which Involves the interest of
each of us, and the prosperity of
:.ty. Ifas not low licenses and
numerous saloons been tried long enough?
Why not use every effort within our
power (which la lawful to Lessen the sa
loons, and the evil which is derived from
them? If we have the interest of our com
munity at heart; if we have any pride in
county and State, let us be careful that wo
weigh this matter well, for small as it
may appear to some, much of the future
prosperity of the county rests with the
decision of this particular part of the
The Supervisors did a grand thing in
passing the ordinance in giving the tax
-1 payers a voice in saying how many sa
loons should be granted permission to
run In a precinct, but have only let us
! have the benefit two months, and"now* it
| is said Intend t<> revoke it, before it has
been tried long enough to see how much
good may be derived from it. It is very
' strange that some of our county oincers
always have the interest oi the saloon
keeper. BO much more at heart than they
] do the interest of the farmers and those
!In other branches ofbusiness. l under
j stand that tho Supervisors say this re
quired petition puts such a burden upon
the saloon-keeper. 1 do not see as it is
any great burden to call with their peti
tion around among their friends for their
signatures. They are only too glad to
have them call at their saloons and !
patronise their business.
1 wonder if the Supervisors ever think
ot the burdens which are laid upon the
mass of the people by the saloons?
Heavy taxation, broken of our necessary
rest by the drunken men's noise, and the
Sabbath's quietness broken, our fathers,
brothers, sons, yen, even our daughters,
are not safe from, the evil influence of the
I tulfl n th ■ r.re only a few «f the bur-
dens which are laid upon us to bear by
the saloons. Friends, take the time Mon
day and go before the Supervisors, and
let them know that wo realize the benefit
of the petition, and if they revoke it they
do so against the wish" of the people,
■whose servants they are, and that we
will not sit back with folded hands while
they aid tho saloon-keepers in their busi
ness, and do not look at the interest of
the better class. I know from experience
that this petition is a great help in sup
pressing the saloons. In our county seat
town, Indianola, Neb., we by tho aid of
the petition have been enabled to keep
the saloons out of our town for seven
years, as we always send a remonstrance
right after tho petition.
Mks. Ella Kilgore.
Elk Grove, September 3d.
Eds. Record-Union : I wish to givo a
few reasons why the city sprinkling
wagons should not have particular hy
drants fixed for taking the water, but
should carry from ten to twelve feet of
hose so as to take water from any fire
! plug whenever their cart is empty.
The present supply hydrants are a
nuisance on account of the stagnant pud
dles created wherever such is located.
Persons living on numbered streets
Buffer in this respect more than others,
but also sutYer in hearing thoso heavily
loaded wagons slipping from one so
called) gravel to another, and thereby
I shaking the buildings when passing, and
of course keeping us unlucky dwellers
in the neighborho >d of a supply hydrant
awake most part of the night.
It might perhaps do away with one or
two assistant city tappers, as tho
sprinkling cart would perform part of
their duty, and no doubt oftonor.
The city would bis healthier, and we
could also get rid of their loading plat
forms and "to covered wagons danger
ous" supply pipe.
It might benefit the firemen and their
engines in giving them cleaner water, for
i from some plugs the water might bo
| drawn daily instead of once a month as
Again, benefit the fireman in getting to
work quicker, by not being compelled to
first turn oil" the wator as now on a
sprinkling-cart hydrant, where it is al
ways turned on. These sprinkling-cart
hydrants have fooled many firemen in
i believing them broke (because tho water
j being turned on). This, of course, often
delayed them formerly in getting to work
quick and causes corresponding loss.
It will save the sprinkling contractor a
great deal of time in getting water in the
| immediate vicinity of his work.
Now that our streets are nearly all
graveled, the sprinkling carts can "take
and horses draw their load from most all
i hydrant plugs.
The only objection can be b$- a lazy
cart-driver objecting to making the at
tachment every time, or the owner of cart
being compelled to buy ten to twelve feet
of hose and one butt. A SrjFFKBEK.
CUT IN TWO.
An Unknown Man Throws Himself He
•foro a Locomotive.
About 7 o'clock yesterday morning the
local train from Red Bluff ran over and
kiiled an unknown man a short distance
this sido of Vina.
The supposition is that the man was
crazy, or deliberately committed suicide.
The engineer noticed him on tho track
when tho engine was within 100 yards of
him. He stepped to one side, but again,
just before the engine reached him, he
threw his body across 1 one of the rails and
was cut in two at the waist. < >ne ;half of
his body lay on one side of the track, and
the (-tiier on the opposite side.
The*C'oroner of Tehama took charge of
The regular monthly distribution of
testimonials at the Christian Brothers'
College shows the names of tho follow
ing pupils on the roll of honor: William
E. Murphy. Walter J. Hennessey. Ed
ward J. Kelly, George F. Keefe, Thomas
A. Kelly, William Morley, Daniel I.
Keefe, Charles E. Wells, Edward J. Me-
Bride, George W. Murphy, Charles J.
Criley, Joseph M. Brooks, Joseph M.
Murphy, Francis P. Klrpinsky, George
J. Billion, Henry K. Sheehan, Charles J.
Francis, Charles A. Booker, Joseph L.
Arscgo, George M. Foley, John Bulger,
Egbert F. Scully, George C. Welch, Ed
ward M. Lanagan, Nicholas M. Stephano,
James P. Cassiday, Patrick Lavelle, John
P. Reedy, John V. Welch, John Mc-
Guiro, John Lavelle, Walter B. McGinnis,
Coleman Flaherty, Henry A. Senf, Allan
R. Sweeney, Howard T. Sheehan, Fred
eric Burke, Thomas " Hall, Henry T.
Burke, Herman Kur/, .lames McGushin,
A change of Superintendents has taken
place on the Tiucsc.ee Division, according
to the Republican. Mr. Agler has been
transferred to the Shasta Division, and his
place at Wadsworth haa been taken by a
gentleman named Fraser, who lias been
in the employ of the Newport News road
in Kentucky, of which V. P. Huntington
is President. Mr. Fraser is now in
Wadsworth, and Mr. Agier will go north
in about a week.
Woods Didn't Want It.
J. M. Woods, one of the persons ap
pointed by the Police Commissioners to
act as a special police oJHcer during the
State Fair, declined to servo, and »li. P,
t'hu'nbers has been appointed to till the
Substitutions of well-known adver
tised articles seem to be the order of the
day. Wo deem it only justice to our
patrons to warn our readers against this
'form of piracy. When you want au
article, ask your merchant or druggist lor
it and don't accept a substitute.
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
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 ita
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 Figs i 3 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
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL
lQUfSV:it£ ■■. !.:■■/.' root .V.7-
OJhanttc^ £Utilti for the liefc
REGCLAR SATURDAY'S SALE!
Commencing at 8 A. M. and Closing at io P. M.
Selected Lines From Each Department Will
be Offered—all desirable and useful goods
for this season of the year.
Your last chance for a lot of Handsome Figured anfl
Striped Lawns and Challis at 2c a yard
All Remnants of every description in Cotton Goods,
Woolen Dress Suitings,' Flannels, Silks and Satins have
been marked down to one-half the original price to close.
Armenian Serges, in black and white hairline stripe,
double width, at 15c a yard
Americana Serge, striped, all-wool weft, double width,
in all the leading shades 25c a yard
Lot of Fine All-linen Damask Towels, fanev border,
18x34 12.} c
An extra-fine and large Honeycomb White Spread $1
Special line of 12-4 White Marseilles Spreads $1 25
Ladies' Half-striped Cotton Hose, full finished; regular
price, 40c; special price to-day 2Oc
Children's Solid-color Ribbed Lisle Hose; regular price,
4Oc; special price to-day 16Hc
Children's Fast Black Ribbed Lisle Hose; regular price,
40c; special price to-day lG§c
Children's Fast Black Ribbed Cotton Hose, double knee;
regular price, 23c; special price to-day 16$e
Lot of Ladies' Fancy Sateen Parasols 65c each
DRIVES IN GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Men's Extra-heavy British Brown Mixed Full-finished
Half Hose; regular, 23c; to-morrow 15c
Men's Extra-heavy Muslin Nightshirts, fancy trimmed
Men's Fancy-bordered Hemstitch Handkerchiefs lOc
Men's All-linen Cuffs, all sizes 15c a pair
One lot of Men's Suits, 3 patterns, medium and extra.
heavy-weight, dar<k colors and brown checks
$4 75 per suit
Men's Dark Self-stripe Worsted Dress Pants $2 5O
Boys' Plaited Knee-pants Suits, 5 patterns, neatly made,
ages 4 to 12 years $1 5O
Ladies' Kid Button Shoes, medium toe and heel, flexible
sole, worked holes, 2 to 6, C and D, $2 5O; sale price
Infants' French Kid Button, soft soles, 1 to 4 75c
Misses' Canvas Button, low heel, sizes 12 to 1 95c
Ladies' Comforts (glove calf lace shoes), soft sole, low
broad heel, sizes 3 and 4 95c
Ladies' B Calf Lace Shoes, riveted, 0 to 8 75c
Children's Pebble Goat Button, sole leather tip, low heel,
sizes 3 to 6$ 73c
C. H. GILMAN,
RED HOUSE, SACRAMENTO,
H. K. WALLACE, 813-815 J Street
Grest Reductions In Prlce9 at the
GOLDEN RULE STORE, 300 J STREET.
I^ANCV CASSIMERE SUITS, SI: FANCY CASSIMEBE PASTS, SI 75: BALBRIG
. sun l aaerwear Suits 75c; fancy Striped Socka at 5c a pair. Fancy Calico shirts at
2oc; lo Cundlcs for 2."c; Fancy Soup tor 25c a ciozeu; Face Powders,all brands, oc; Quilts
from 7uc upward; Blankets from §1 25 upward.
M. 2EMANSKY, Proprietor.
W. D. C OMS TOOK,
IMPORTER AND DEALER IX
FURNITURE, BEDDING, MIRRORS, ETC.
SOI and SO3 X Street. Corner FMftH*
W (! lilTO Furniture and Carpets.
y flu. U. Im HO Yd Paper of All Kin(k Seß(j fw Pria Lw
X Srteet, Sacramento.
KnuxusTE est flobergT
"IX7ATCHMAKERS AND JFAVELERS, 428 J STREET, HETWEFN FOURTn ATMn
W Fifth, dealers in WATCHES JEWELRY and DIAMOXDH.REPAIRING in aU^E
branches a specialty, under Mr. Floberg. Agents for ROCKFOKD WATCH COMPANY.
T EADING JEWELER OF SACRAMENTO, AGENT FOR PATEK PniLIPPP A m >*
JL WATCHES-best in the world. SIGN OF THE TOWN CLOCK,' 315 J STREET, Soc^
\IfAI D ATTTTT^Df KEEPS ON lIAKD~I7iNB UnTof"
WIVI. D. IVIILLI/KJ DIAMONDS, WATCHES AND JEWELRY
_ „_„ __. ' r , *T Repairing of Watches and Jewelry
>o. 628 J St.. Sncramento. Cal.. v made a, suecialty.
SACRAMENTO MiBR WMPM4^^^Sr«SST
HAIN OFFICE—Second street. L and M. YARD—Front and R streets. Sacramenta
-SEPT,.7=S IJF iB9J
T Tail Is *&hibit-
—L lilkLtb Attend.
FRIEND & TERRY
. Lumber Company.
MAIN YARD AND OFFICE, 1310 SEC%
ond street. Branch Yard, corner Tweiltil
ftjjj .T Mtrcrts-
THE TAfLCm Jb
MAKES THE EEST CLOTHES 4^3
IN THE STATE
At 25 PER CENT LESS
THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE. *H|| ;^|
SUITS Maae to Ci^er from $20
PANTS Made to oruer from $5 ||$
FINE TAILORING fife
AX MODERATE PRICES
49>Rnle3 for Seif-Meaauresnent,^ Hii Wi\
*nd Scimples of Cloth sent free
for all orders. gjr
No. 600 J St., cor. Sixth
Waterhouse & Lester,
Iron, Steel, Cumberland Coal, Wagoi
Lumber and Carriage Hardware.
TC9. Til, mio. 715 J St.. SacrameatO
GOLDEN EAGLE HOTEL.
Corner Seventh and X Streets.
OTRICTLY FIRSm2LAS& FItEE -BUS
O to nnd from the cars.
W. O. BOWERS, Proprietor.
Corner Scveath and X Streets. S.icnmento.
OTRICTLY FrRST^TLAS^. I REE" BUS TO
O «»'! Ir.-iu the ears. ):. B. BROWN for
merly of tbe State House Hotel, Proprietor.
'nllE LBADIMG HOUSE OF SACRA*
_l mento, CaL Ueals, 25 cents. WM. LANIX
Proprietor. Fret; 'bus to and from hotel.
<rcoud Stroet, ,J nml K.
COSBVCTMD os riu: Kir.orEAX Plan.
FINK COMMERCIAL LUNCH SERVED
dally from 11 A. K. to 3 i>. m.
an!9»tf BILVEYA MONTENEGRO, Props.
Corner X and Fifth Streets, Sacramento.
f^fKNTRALLY LOCATES AND OONVEN«
V^ H'nt to all places ol amusement. The best
ramiiy hotel In the elty. Tin- table always
supplied with tbe besi the market aUbrds.
Street i-ir-; from the depot pass the dcor every
tlve minutes. Meals. _'r> rents.
C. I. SINGLETON. Proprietor.
Corner Elshtb and .1 Streets.
TWENTY-TWO NEW ROOMS JUST
:iiut.-(i ana compl< te for occup incy. New
rarnltare. carpets, etc. Best occ mimodationi
tor (amiltes. Terms moderate. Electric can
pa-s the door every six mlii |
■eg-tf WEARY .v FLAHERTT, Props.
TRKMoxr 1 k 1 1:1..
MRS. P. BRYDING, Solo Proprietor.
( One laiuii^ botek a well^applled table;
airy rooms; termE moacrate: accommodations
excellent. 112 and 111 J street. at>!-.;tu
THE SADDLE ROCK
Restaurant and Oystor House.
THIRST-CLASS HOUSE IN EVERY RE
' ;. Ladies' dining-room separate ■
day rhcl ni^ht. BUCKMANN A IARRA
OHER, Proprietors. No. 1018 Beeond street,
bfi ween J and K. Sacranu nto.
VIE XX A CAPE,
X STREET. FIRST-* LASS lIOMR
')-wl cooking. Hoard by tfi<' week. EMIL
Ki.N rZLINQ, Proprietor, fornu riy chief cook
Saddle Rock Itostaurant. se4-lm
715 Howard Street, near Third, San Francisco.
A FIRST-CLASS LODGING HOTEL,CON
xI tiininpr'^oo rooms; water ati'i ng la each
room; no better beds tn the world; do ruest
allowed to u*-v the linen once used by another;
a large reading-room; hot and cold water
baths free. Price of Roonw—Per night, 50
and 75 cents; per week, from ?^> upward.
Open all ni«ht. R. m <;hfs, Proprietor.
*S=-At Market-street Ferry take Omnibus
Line of street cars for Third an.i Howard. 1 i S
BUSH STREET, BETWEEN MONTGOM*
cry and yansonu-, Pfin Pranctoco, con
ducted nn both the European and American
plan. This Hotel is under the management ol
Charles Montgomery, and Is the best Family
and Business Sien's Hotel in San Franc
Home comforts, cuisine unexcelled, Qrst-class
service, highest standard of respectability
guaranteed. Hoard and room ror day, $1 20
to §!2; single room, 50 cents to SI per night.
Free coach to and from the Hotel. TTSa
\V. K. STRONG CO.,
WHOLESALE DKALER3 IN
F'r-u.it and JProcLui-e:^
~S^ GERSON & CO.,
Fruit, Prodace and Commission Merchants;
P. O. Box 170.
W. H. WOOD & CO.,
Wholesale Dealers and Shippers of
California Fruits, Potatoes, Beans,
NO3. 117 to 125 J Street, Sacramento.
CURTIS BROS. & CO.i
General Comaission Merchants,
Wholesale Dealers in Fruit and Produce,
aos, 310, 312 X St., Sacramento.
Telephone 37. Postoffice Box 335.
EUGENE J. GREGORY. FRAN:; GREGOttY.
GREGORY BROS. CO.
SUCCESSORS TO GREGORY, BARNES ft
Co.. Nos. lUGund 128 .1 St., Sacramento,
wholesale dealers in Produce and Fruit. Fail
Btocits of Potaiocs, Vegetables, Green and
Dried Fruits, Beans, Alfalfa, Butter, Eggs,
Choose, Poultry, etc., always on hand. Oruers
filled at LOWEST ILATKa-
116-1 IS X Street, Front and Second.
TMPORTER.S AND WHOLESALE DEAL*
X ers in Wines and Liquors. Agent*, for the
celebrated Pommery and (ir>r,o'Champagnc»
830 X St., and 1108-1110 Third St.,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE DEA.LEB
in Fine Whiskies, lirandlcs and Cham*
FELTER & CO.,
No. 11G Battery Street, Sna Fi*nnclsco,
TM PORTERS OF AND WHOLESALK
1 dealers in Wines, Liqnors and dears. I.
(). Box San Francisco. se'2-lm
'HAMMER'SiLYCEROLE OF TAB
For Coughs and Colds.
A SPEEDY AND RELJABL.E CITRB.
Fourth and X streets and all Sacramento