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A NEW HAND AT THE HELM. Full Text of Governor Gage's Inaugural Address. Able, Vigorous State Paper by California's New Governor Gage was inaugurated at 1 o'clock p. m. yesterday, and his address, which follows, was a masterful marshaling of ideas which clearly set forth the course he will pursue in his administra tion. He favors appropriating money enough to support State insti tutions, hut no more, and asserts that "Splendor is never a State neces sity." Gentlemen of the Senate and Assem bly of the State of California, and Fellow-citizens: To faithfully fulfill the solemn duties imposed upon me by the official oath just administered is my Unalterable purpose. Individuals are, at best, but weak instruments to guide the destiny of a State. Conscious of this truth, and being fully aware of the grave responsibilities incident to this sacred trust of office now imposed Upon me, in order that I may be right ly guided in my public duties, I humbly repose my faith in that Omniscient Power which alike directs the course Of nations as of individuals. THE WAR WITH SPAIN. Our country has just emerged from a foreign war. Springing from the highest and noblest motives, the war, through the gallantry of American sol diers and sailors, and the grand policy of the National Administration, has been waged to a victorious end. WTiile we deeply mourn our heroes who died In that great cause, we know that their deaths were not in vain. History will be tender to their memory; our flag will more proudly wave above the soil that •belters them; our country will en shrine their marvelous deeds. THE EFFECT OF THE WAR UPON OUR COMMERCE. As a result of that contest, Spain, crippled and bankrupt, pays its debt to America by the cession of territory. The peaceful acquisition of the Ha waiian Islands, extending our empire beyond our Pacific shore, should be followed as a political necessity by the annexation of the Philippines. The center of commerce must move west ward. California, favorably situated, will, among other advantages, reap the harvest of trade with these new terri tries, developing our many, varied and growing resources, creating a Western merchant marine for the carriage of our imports and exports, and luring to our markets the' nations of the world. The Nicaraguan Canal, soon to be opened under the fostering care of j America, will give us a short eastern j outlet, and the great feat of our ocean j fortress, the Oregon, will never again be a necessity. Under these promising prospects the Philippines,'must be retained. No short sighted policy should yield the land crimsoned with American blood. The construction of the Trans-Si berian Railway will bring the wealth of Russia to our shores. Australia, Japan, China, Asia and Africa will be bound to us by the golden cords of j commerce. Within sight of such a fu- | ture, we, ourselves, must assist in the j development of this State. We must be neither niggardly nor extravagant. Parsimony in governmental affairs is as dangerous as extravagance. THE PARIS EXPOSITION. The year 1900 will usher in a great commercial theater —the Paris Expo sition. It has been suggested that some appropriation for this great event should be granted, in order that Cali- j fornia may be properly represented in ! the exposition. If this matter is to re ceive legislative consideration at all, • Since our Legislature meets only every two years, the propriety and expedi ency of an appropriation for this pur pose should be disposed of at this leg- j Islative session, for it would be too | burdensome upon the people to call hereafter an extra session to deliberate upon this subject. The question of such an appropria tion Is respectfully submitted to your consideration, to take such action in the premises as you deem advisable. If any appropriation should, in your Judgment, be allowed, it ought not to be so large or unreasonable as to be come onerous to the taxpayers; nor, in legislating upon this subject, should you provide for numerous high-salaried officers, with a long retinue of salaried attendants, whose traveling and other j Disease is a great and treacherous ocean. Man ever stands upon its shore and gazes out over its calm surface without a thought of danger. It licks his feet —it advances and recedes almost playfully—but all the same it will crack his bones and eat him, and wipe the crimson foam from its jaws as if nothing had happend, as it ha 9 been doing ever since the world began. A man who carelessly saunters along the shore of the insatiate sea of disease, will some day encounter a great storm in the form of some fatal malady and will be en gulfed. Because a man does not have to go to bed when he suffers from a trivial indi gestion, because he docs not have to give up work when he gets nervous and cannot sleep at night, because he can still force down an unsatisfactory meal when he is suffering from loss of appetite, because by strong effort he can add a column of figures with aching head —is no reason that these disorders are trifling or to be neglected. They are the warnings of serious sickness. A man who promptly heeds them, and re sorts to the right remedy, will speedily re cover his usual health. The man who neg lects them will find that he is in the grip of consumption, some nervous disorder, or some other dread malady, due to improper or insufficient nutrition. Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discoveiy is the best of all medicines for men and women who suf fer in this way. It restores the lost appe tite, facilitates the flow of digestive juices, invigorates the liver, purifies and enriches the blood and tones and builds up the nerves. It cures 98 per cent, of all chronic, bronchial, throat and lung affections, and is an unfailing remedy for nervous prostra tion. Medicine dealers sell it Chief Executive. expenses •would squander the public money. . If you should determine In favor of an appropriation for the payment of the expenses of a commission to rep resent California at the exposition, it will, certainly, be necessary to prac tice economy in other directions, so as to reduce the State's expenses else where in an amount equal to the sum so appropriated, if any, because the general rate of taxation must hot be raised in consequence of such an ex penditure. COST OF ADMINISTERING OUR STATE GOVERNMENT. Complaints have not been infrequent respecting the cost of administering the public business of the State, and comparison is sometimes made with our own as to the cost of conducting the governments of other States. While these complaints are not alto gether unfounded, yet the comparison itself is unfair. This State, territorially speaking, is of vast proportions, being in width 300 miles, in length over 800 miles, and skirting almost the entire western boundary' of the) United States. Having so extensive an area, so di verse a climate, and so great a variety of agricultural, horticultural and min eral resources, we should not expect to find the expense of governing this State no greater than that of other States of less territorial extent and fewer resources. WASTE AND OVER-LEGISLATION. The great extent of our State, its wonderful resources, the number of of ficial departments, and the important provisions in our Constitution and laws have) hertofore afforded opportunity for I waste and prodigality in the conduct 'of the government, to which my dis tinguished predecessors in office have often but vainly called attention. In my opinion, among other things, we suffer much from over-legislation. ! The best laws are not usually the most i complex. The aim and art of govern i ment is to attain simplicity .The best ! governed State has the fewest laws, ! and the wisdom of legislators may j sometimes be shown to the advantage jof the public weal by refraining from legislation. If our Constitution were amended so that our legislative ses sions should be held every four in stead of two years, the people would derive much benefit and a more stable and economic government would fol low. Scarcely have our courts, after ex pensive litigation, construed and inter preted the acts of a preceding legisla tive session, when the same laws are amended or changed by a subsequent Legislature. Were our lawmakers to spend more time In repealing than in enacting surplus statutes, the public interest would be better subserved. Al ready we have too many State boards and commissions, with extensive lists of subordinate employes, drawing larger pay than could be earned by them for similar services within the lines of private business, and this should be corrected. EXCESSIVE APPROPRIATIONS THROUGH LEGISLATIVE BAR GAINS. It has sometimes happened in pre vious Legislatures (and I trust no such instance will here occur) that Senators and Assemblymen have pledged them selves to secure appropriations for the public institutions situated in their par ticular districts, without a thorough in vestigation of the immediate needs of such institutions. 1 In the heat of legislative business, agreements have been made with fel low-legislators having other measures to be passed, by which votes have been exchanged, and thereby excessive ap propriations have passed both houses. On account of this system of bartering In votes, and the facility with which large appropriations have been ob tained, the officers of these public in stitutions have become reckless and prodigal in the expenditure of public money. APPROPRIATIONS MADE PAYABLE IMMEDIATELY INSTEAD OF OUT OF FUTURE REVENUE —TRANS- FER OF FUNDS. Another mistake on the part of leg islators has been to make all appropri ations payable immediately out of the general fund, instead of authorizing Such payments to be made, as they should be, at least six or ten months thereafter out of future revenue re ceipts. Such mistaken policy depletes the treasury, by adding to the existing demands the amounts of such new ap propriations. This is a grave financial wrong. By this improper practice, the money In the general fund, which ought only to be expended for the pay ment of justly accrued demands, is diverted from its purpose, so that a transfer of money from special funds is required to make up the deficit, it being necessary afterward to reim burse such special funds from the tax receipts of the next fiscal year. This system Is not only unwise, but not warranted by good governmental policy. Each fund should remain intact, to be devoted to the special purposes authorized by law. The State, as well as each department of it, should live within Its actual means. CLOSING OF THE STATE PRINT ING OFFICE—REASONS FOR ITS GREAT COST. The State Printing Office, having been by my predecessor denied certain appropriations, has been closed, and the additional expense consequent up on reopening it will be shifted from the outgoing to the present Administra tion. While this is an essential de partment of the Government, through some unfortunate circumstances it has been a source of much waste. In thus expressing my views I do not here intend to reflect upon the ability and integrity of the distin guished incumbent. The fault lies else where, and will require legislative rem edy. Chief among the causes of this extravagance is the unlimited power THE BECOBD-TTNIQy. SACRAMENTO; THURSDAY. JANUARY 5, 1899. allowed the various public State offi cers of ordering, at will, the printing of books and documents for their sev eral departments. The expense of such printing, which should properly be charged against the account of the of ficers of the departments and institu tions ordering the printing, is unjustly arrayed against the State Printer's ac count. Some proper check should be imposed upon the expense of printing incurred by the various officers, boards and departments. Each public institu tion and office should be charged for its printing out of its separate appro priation or fund on hand. The door of the State Printing Office is too ready of access to public officers. It should be remembered that public money is a trust fund, which public officers are obligated by them oaths to protect from waste. Again, too many copies of public books and documents are presented, many of which are distributed through out the State to persons who neither read nor use them. Added to this is the unnecessarily voluminous charac ter of the reports presented by public officers. I find that conciseness is a rare rhetorical beauty in official reports. Another source of great expense which may be corrected by proper leg islation is the printing of school books. It should be the aim of our Govern ment to assist free education by sup plying, if possible, free school books to the children of the public schools. Until such object can be economically attained, the printing of school books under the present system of selling them at cost price should be made self-sustaining, instead of requiring new appropriations therefor to be made at every session of the Legislature. This was the theory of the present law, and seems not to have been ac complished. EXCESSIVE COST OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS. It has sometimes happened that cer tain public officers, desirous of in creasing the grandeur of the particu lar public institutions under their charge, have gratified their desires by erecting unnecessary palatial struct ures, and indulged in accompanying ex travagances. This misuse of the pub lic money should not be tolerated, but only reasonable buildings, additions and repairs allowed. The money of the State should be limited to the State's necessities!—and splendor is never a State necessity. Legislation should be directed to the end that all money received by all pub lic officers, boards and commissions should be deposited in the State Treas l ury, which, in some instances, I un derstand, is not now the case. All claims and demands should be audited by the State Board of Exam iners and drawn out on warrants of the Controller, as is usual in other pub lic accounts. Such a method would be a check upon wanton expenditures, and a vast benefit to the State. This mat ter has been referred to in the last re port of /the Controller, and is worthy of yourlserious consideration. ' STALE CLAIMS. With each new administration there is a revival of stale claims which for mer Governors have vetoed, or former Legislatures disapproved. Strenuous efforts have been made to lobby through each new Legislature the bills which have failed to pass each preceding session of the Legislature. The spirit of lobbying is too prevalent, and should be checked. It fosters a corrupt sentiment that it is lawful to rob the State. # Some people, who are scrupulously conscientious in their private dealings , with one another, actuated by this spirit, do not hesitate to demand im proper or excessive appropriations, or to attempt to secure the approval of dishonest claims. The interest of the State should be the interest of every citizen. The money of the State is as sacred in ownership as the money of the Individual. BOUNTY ON COYOTE SCALPS. Although the Act providing for boun ties for coyote scalps has long since been repealed, claims aggregating $257,61y are likely again to be pre sented at this session of the Legisla ture. In the second biennial message of Governor Markham, January 7. 3895, attention was called to the fact that the State had been "shamefully defrauded by the payment for scalps that had been shipped into the State from Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico." Governor Budd, in his first biennial message, January 4, 1597, recommend ed that in any appropriation made for the payment of these coyote scalp claims, amounting to §287,615, provi sion should be made that the Beard of Examiners should take evidence as to the validity of the claims before allow ing them. In that connection he said: "I am convinced that frauds have been perpetrated on the people in the presentation and manipulation of these claims in several of the counties of tke State, and while the claims from many of the counties of the State are un doubtedly Just, if the Board of Exam iners be given the above power, and false swearing thereunder be made per jury, I am confident that there will be effected a large saving of money to the State." In the last report of the Controller for the fiscal years ending June 30, 189", and June 30, 1898, attention Is again called to these claims, in the following language: "I have again included in my esti mate the amount due to creditors of the State for bounty on coyote scalps. The greater part of these are legiti mate claims, and the State is morally and legally responsible for their pay ment. I have no doubt there are among them many that are fraudu lent, but these may be segregated from the honest claims, and the latter should be paid without further delay." From the foregoing reports it will be observed that these claims, amounting to $287,015, are, as a whole, tainted with fraud and the honest claims. If any, are not segregated from the dis honest demands, and should be segre gated before any appropriations there for be made. The holders of these claims must not expect from me more leniency than they have received from my predecessors. I trust that you will closely scrutinize these claims before allowing any appropriation whatsoever. It is my inflexible resolve to oppose all unjust and excessive appropriations, as well as all other improper measures, with, a firm veto. COST OF ELECTION'S. AND EX CESSIVE NEWSPAPER CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE. It may not be out of place here to call attention to the exorbitant cost of our elections, by referring, among other matters, to the single item of advertising Constitutional amendments. Although the newspapers of the State, as public censors, have usually been valuable assistants in urging economy in the administration of government, yet some of them appear to overlook this matter when presenting their own claims against the State. Self-interest Is often morally blind. Newspaper claims Csome unauthor ized) aggregating over $60,000 have been presented against the State for the mere publication oiAhe constitu tional amendments votea upon at the last election. When the newspaper proprietors now urging these claims properly reflect upon the matter their good sense will, I think, suggest that even newspaper claims against the State may be excessive, and in that sense unjust. I have approximately estimated that the people of this State are taxed un der the present election system at the rate of about $2.50 for every ballot cast and counted at each general election. It Is astounding that such expense should go along for years unchallenged. If we are now to have a primary elec tion law, such primary elections should, under no circumstances, be made a tax upon the people, as under the present general election system, otherwise it would largely increase the present extravagant tax burdens. Some immediate action should be j taken to relieve the people of this State from the enormous expense of conducting elections, rather than in creasing them. COUNTY CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE FOR COMMISSIONS FOR COLLECTING TAXES. This Administration is confronted by startling claims of various counties against the State, amounting to about $1,500,000, for commissions alleged to be due such counties from the State for collecting State taxes. Although these commissions were abolished by the Act of the Legisla ture, approved February 23, 1893, con tracts have been made by these coun ties with attorneys to enforce the col lection of such commissions. The spirit of the county officials which inspires these demands is neither patriotic nor business-like. The officers of the counties should remember that these suits, if successful, will "return to plague the inventor" in the form of increased taxation. The people of the State will be, moreover, ultimately compelled to pay through taxation whatever amounts may be expended by the several counties for the com pensation of counsel and the payment of the other expenses incident to the litigation; and since the counties form a part of the State, it is clear that they will gain nothing by the litiga tion, but sustain a loss of whatever sums are paid in their attempts to col lect these commissions. Furthermore, should these suits suc ceed, the State Treasury would be drained of the necessary money to pay its current expenses for at least six months, and until the receipt of money from the State taxes of the next fiscal year. One of the technical points raised by the ingenious counsel for the counties against the State is that the Act of February 23, 1893, last referred to, was hot passed by a majority of twenty-one Senators. Assuming that the Supreme Court should decide that it could look behind the enrolled bill (which, however, should not be the law), my personal examination of the original roll-call shows that the Act in question was passed by the requi site vote, namely, of twenty-one Sen ators, but a mistake arose in the print ing by the omission of the name of one Senator. This leads me to say that laws passed by the Legislature should be most carefully and closely examined in both Senate and Assembly before final action thereon, otherwise serious er rors may arise, entailing expensive liti gation,, as in this instance, and, also, possibly jeopardizing public rights. LIST OF CONTROLLER'S WAR RANTS SHOULD BE FURNISHED TO THE STATE TREASURER. The State Treasurer is obliged by law to pay all warrants of the Controller out of the funds drawn upon, and to report these payments to the Controller at the last of the month. Section 433, Subdivision 18, of the 1 Political Code, specifying the duties of ! the Controller, requires him to furnish the State Treasurer with a list of war rants drawn upon the treasury. The language of the section is certainly ambiguous as to the time when this list should be furnished to the Treas urer; and, I am informed, that it has ' not been customary to issue such lists \in advance of the presentation of the j warrants. This is a very serious mat i ter for the State Treasurer, as it | would not be a difficult task for a ; forger to alter the face amount of ■ these warrants, which are frequently I assigned by the holders, and pass from j hand to hand. The subdivision referred to should be amended so as to require the Con troller to furnish the Treasurer with a list of the warrants and their amounts as soon as drawn, and in advance of their possible presentation. This will enable the State Treasurer to compare the warrants presented with the lists furnished by the Controller, and avoid all possible criminal frauds and im positions. CALIFORNIA WAR CLAIMS. The claims of California against the General Governmerft for furnishing, equipping and paying volunteers dur ing the Civil War, aggregating over $4,000,t100, are still unsettled. Various bills have been from time to time in troduced in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives, but they have been either abandoned after introduction or referred to com mittees without final action taken thereon. On June 9, 1898, the United States Senate adopted a resolution In the matter of H. R. 4,936 respecting these claims, and appointed three Senators, viz., Teller, Pascoe and Stewart, to con fer with the House of Representatives. A provision for the payment to this State of $3,951,915.42, in full settlement of California's claims, has been includ ed in the Senate amendment. California cheerfully furnished to the Federal Government soldiers in defense of the Union, and, while the nation had the right to this support, it had no right to the money, amounting to over $4,000,000, which the State advanced for the equipment of its volunteers; and this money should now be restored to the State, with interest. Our Senators and Representatives in Congress should be requested to use every lawful effort for the passage of a bill allowing these war claims, for at least $3,951,915.42, the amount allowed in the Congressional bill to which ref erence has just been made. These war claims are both just and I GREATEST CHEMIST.' (I* j\ lOf THE <CNTURY.( \±J" I VOW WIIE SEEJI) Wif / I ACROSS EVERY ' m~JT~---S,, | Jar oi rat a *■ ~ 1 _AJ Extract beep 1 SEND THE WEEKLY UNION TO YOUR , friends in the East. equitable, and the State has long and patiently waited for this settlement. IRRIGATION AND THE WRIGHT ACT. The drought of last year again illus trated the great necessity of the stor age of mountain waters and winter rains for irrigation purposes to meet the contingency of dry seasons. The expense of such an undertaking is so far beyond the means of the State, and the advantages are so great to the Fed eral Government for the irrigation, re clamation and sale of its public arid lands within the State, that the money to be raised for such purposes properly falls within the domain of Congress. The construction of storage reservoirs would induce settlers to take up loca tions upon the publio arid-lands, en hancing, through settlement* and culti vation, the value of such land, and add ing largely to the population and wealth of the State and nation. Our Senators and Representatives in Congress should be requested to intro duce a measure to secure Federal aid in this direction. Our State has not been materially benefited through the laws enacted in respect to irrigation districts under the Wright Act. Un favorable results have followed the so called Wright Act, burdening the land owners, imposing additional taxes and causing perplexing litigation. While some portions of the State have been favored through it, other parts have been injured. Bonds aggregating a large sum of money have been issued upon the doubtful securities afforded by several irrigation districts, and in many cases even the interest on these bonds has not been paid so that the bonds them selves are practically unsalable. Some measures should be adopted which will prevent the continuance of such undesirable conditions, and put aa end to the litigation and loss conse quent upon this class of legislation. SAN PEDRO HARBOR. The completion of the work already begun upon San Pedro harbor is of great importance to the State, and (Continued on Fifth Page.O Save money by buying your tea and coffee of J. McMorry, 531 M. * Aged A No. 1 port wine, $1 a gallon. Theo Blauth, 407 X street. Tel. 297. * Ellington pianos. Wiley B. Allen Co.* Try McMorry's Blend coffee. 35c * NEW TO-DAY. CAPITAL CONCERT SERIES. THIRD CONCERT CONGREGATIONAL Church. Tuesday evening, January 10th, 8:lo sharp. Following San Francisco art ists will appear: Arthur Weiss, 'cellolst; Beresford Joy, contralto; Rebe Levison, soprano; Robert Lloyd, baritone, and Hild Newman, pianist. Subscribers can reserve Friday. January 6th, at 9 a. m. Single admission 50c; no extra to reserve. On sale at Pommers, Ninth and J, Satur- a ?y- j5-ftt Semi-Annnal Statement and Dividend Notice of the Sacramento Bank. DIVIQENDNOTICE. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE Sacramento Bank have declared a divi dend for the semi-annual term ending De cember 31, IS&S, at the rate of 4 per cent, per annum on term deposits and 3 per cent, per annum on ordinary deposits, free of all taxes, payable on and after Janu ary 5, 1899. j5.6t DIVIDEND NOTICE. Farmers' and Mechanics' Sayings Bank. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE Farmers' and Mechanics' Savings Bank have declared a dividend for the semi annual term ending December 31, 1898. at the rate of four (4) per cent, per annum on term deposits and three (3) per cent, per annum on ordinary deposits payable on and after January 5, 1899. jo-6t DIVIDEND NOTICE. People's Sayings Bank, Sacramento, Cal. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE People's Savings Bank has declared a dividend for the semi-annual term ending December 31, 1898, at the rate of 4 per cent, per annum on term deposits and 3 per cent, per annum on ordinary deposits pay able en and after Thursday, January '5. - GEO. W. LORENZ; lc Cashier. NOTICE. THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE stockholders of the Farmers' and Me chanics' Savings Bank will be held at the office of the corporation, corner of Fourth and J street, in Sacramento, Cal., on Thursday, January 19, 1899, at 7:30 p. m.. for the purpose of electing a Board of Directors for the ensuing year, and to transact such other business as may come before the meeting for consideration j5-td W. E. J. BAUGHMAN, Secretary. NOXICE. THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE stockholders of the People's Savings Bank of Sacramento will be held at the office of the bank at half past seven o'clock Tuesday evening, February 7, 1899. 35-td GEO. W. LORENZ, Secretary. NOXICE. THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE stockholders of the Capital Gas Company will be held at the office of the company. Front and T street. In Sacramento. Cal.. on Tuesday, January 17, 1899, at 12 o'clock m., for the purpose of electing a Board of Directors for the ensuing year, and to transact such other business that may come before the meeting for consldera' tio ";. C. H. CUMMINGS, J 6-td Secretary. AMUSEMENTS. ONE — ■ - — ™*°£f TO-NIGHT. HELD BY THE ENEHY. BY THE HOEOSCO'S HAH OPERA-HOUSE STOCK COMNY. I FRIDAY, prices. Passion Slave. * J C EXTRA 25c souvenir Matinee Saturday 35C when the Great Eastern Sue I S n„ cess, The Cherry Pickers, will oUC be given. Each lady attending mm—~—l the matinee will be presented with a beautiful photograph of Miss Lorena Atwood as Trilby or Mr. Jas. M. Brophy as Svengall. Cherry Pickers, Held by the Enemy, with the original scenery and effects from the home theater, San Francisco. Matinee prices—lsc,2sc and 35c. 5 Sights and Wednesday Matinee, COMMENCING MONDAY, JANUARY 9th. Jules Grau's Opera Go. MONDAY BOCCACCIO TUESDAY SAID PASHA WEDNESDAY MATIN EE...FRA DIAVOLO WEDNESDAY. OLIVETTE THURSDAY FALKA FRIDAY BOHEMIAN GIRL PRICES: 15c, 25c, 35c and 50c. Bp Arnold burned Richmond—l7Bl. M Harping again on a popular subject j ra Eighty-five cent "Tap." \ \ ffi Doubtless you wonder if we will* ia 9 "ever tire" singing the praises of Jf M this particular carpet. And we an- 5 1 swer, not as long as it remains the j § £ best-for-the-money Tapestry on the W ur market. A , When you take into considera- * tip tion that this carpet has the highest HI «| guarantee from the mills of any X « Tapestry Brussels sold at the price; J) if that it has exactly ten rows of wor- g) ?S sted to the inch on its face; and that VP fit it is made up in all the latest color- ffl g ings and patterns, we think you ©J (£}-, will agree with us that it deserves v fl "talking up." I H The price (85 cents) includes-. I jj both sewing and laying. X I j £ CORNER SIXTH AND K. $ NEW TO-DAY. Sacramento Bank. Statement of the capital stock and re serve fund of the Sacramento Bank, a corporation, doing business in the City of Sacramento, State of California, on the morning of January 1, 1899. Capital stock paid up in gold coin $400,000 00 Reserve fund 51,000 00 Total £451,000 00 State of California, County of Sacra mento. W'm. P. Coleman and Ed R. Hamilton, being separately sworn, each for himself, says that Wm. P. Coleman is President and Ed R. Hamilton is Cashier of the Sacramento Bank, the corporation above mentioned, and that the foregoing state ment is true. W. P. COLEMAN, ED R. HAMILTON. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day of January, 1)899. (Seal.) M. K. BARRETT, Notary Public in and for the County of Sacramento, State of California. Sacramento Bank. Statement of the assets and liabilities of the Sacramento Bank, a corporation doing business at the corner of J and Fifth streets, in the city of Sacramento, State of California, on the morning of January 1, 1599. ASSETS. Loans secured' by deeds of trust, mortgages and con tracts on real estate and im provements in the State of California $2,077,407 67 Bank building and fixtures 25,000 00 Other real estate and improve ments 955.953 52 Personal property 12,655 53 Cash on hand and due from banks 49G.554 74 Total $3,597,601 46 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $400,000 00 Reserve fund „ 51,000 00 Profit and loss 13,775 40 Term deposits 1,56;i,672 19 Ordinary deposits 1,499,047 57 Apportioned for dividend 59,000 00 Collection account 5,106 30 Taxes paid $42,283 00 $3,597,601 46 State of California, County of Sacra mento. Wm. P. Coleman and Ed R. Hamilton, being separately sworn, each for himself, says that Wm. P. Coleman is President and Ed R. Hamilton is Cashier of the Sacramento Bank, the corporation above mentioned, and that the foregoing state ment is true. W. P. COLEMAN, ED R. HAMILTON. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day of January. 1599. (Seal.) M. K. BARRETT, Notary Public in and for the County of Sacramento, State of California. it SEMI-ANNUAL STATEMENT —OF THE PEOPLE S SAVINGS BANK or Sacramento, California. WM. BECKMAN President J. L HUNTOON Vice President GEO. W. LORENZ..Secretary and Cashier A, L. HART Attorney STATEMENT, of the condition of the People's Savings Bank, a corporation, doing business in the city of Sacramento, State of California, at the close of business, December 31, IS9B. ASSETS. . Loans on real estate $727,30S 68 Real estate owned 185,442 09 Furniture 500 00 Bank premises 11,220 00 I U. S. bonds and other assets 10,165 78 Cash on hand and due from banks 132,705 10 Total assets $1,067,341 65 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in coin 225.500 00 Reserve fund 85 313 33 Contingent fund 14,686 67 Apportioned for taxes 4,446 52 Stock dividends 8,386 44 Due depositors 729,008 69 Total liabilities $1,067,341 65 The loans of this corporation are se cured by trust deeds on real estate, situ ated in the States of California and Ne vada. STATEMENT. |of the capital stock and reserve funds of the People's Saving* Bank at the close of business December 31, 1896. •Authorized capital $500,000 00 ■Japltal stock subscribed 410,000 00 Capital stock paid in coin 220|500 00 Reserve and surplus 100,000 00 State of California, County of Sacramento —ss. Wm. Beckman and Geo. W. Lorenz, be ing separately sworn, each for himself says that Wm. Beckman is President and Geo. W. Lorenz is Cashier of the Peo ple's Savings Bank, the corporation above mentioned, and that the forego ing statement is true. WM. BECKMAN. President GEO. W. LORENZ. Cashier Subscribed and sworn to" before me this 3d day of January, 1899. (Seal.) H. J. GOETHE Notary Public In and for the County of Sacramento, State of California. it SPECIAL NOTICES. BAKER & HAMILTON, wholesale hard ware, bicycles, carts, buggies, carriages, phaetons. Bain farm and header wagons. Bend for catalogue WHY IT IS I BEST ♦ We have the best equipped plant ♦ •J- in the State, fitted up with all the 4> ♦ latest improved machinery. ♦ + We employ white, skilled, labor * ♦ only. # i We have an overseer that sees all * X Work is done properly before sent JL A home. A T We give you your choice, either 4. T polish or domestic finish. a J That is why we do the biggest I X laundry business in town. Send us A T a trial bundle and let us convince 4. J you. 4 I MASON'S i 7 Stenm Laundry, J 4, Twonty-ilrit and O Streets. V ♦ MAIN OFFICE, - 588 J STREET X + A We stamp Bee shopping coupons. ! Umbrellas, f I $2.50 up. I )| If you have a good ur- aj breila you are less likely f 3 w to lose it. You always m (I place your good umbrella \si (\V where you cannot miss 1* \g it. We have a big line of j them. Most of the new cy & ones have steel rods by (£ va which the umbrella may SL W be tightly and compactly X wrapped. V IKLUNE&FLOBER6 E M JEWELERS, fj> Oj-j 528 K. Street, fe^l ♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦»»»♦»*> J SPECIAL ♦ : HOLIDAY * REDUCTION f % ON A LOT OF ♦ 128 Pattern Hats.: t 4 were $17,50 each. Now 810 X 18 " $15.00 " " $8 T « 6 " $12.00 ■ - $7 X I VAN ALSTWE'S MILLINERY | I 817 X Street. ♦ TO THEPUBLIC The Golden Eegle Hotel OF MARYS VILLE HAS CHANGED hands and is now one of the Leading Hotels in Northern California. The Rooms Have Been Completely Renovated. Dining-room Serves the Best in tha Market. Room and Board from $4 to $7 a Week. GIVE US A TRIAL, B. LAGEMAN, Prop, Free* Bus meets all trains. 4p AUCTIONS. AUCTION SALE OF TWO PIECES OF REAL ESTATE, By order of the Superior Court, we will sell at public auction on, Tuesday, Janu ary 10th, at 10 a. m., the following real estate: First piece—House and lot, No. 1221 C street, 40 by 160. Second piece—Full block. Nineteenth and Twentieth streets, A and North B, with all the Improvements thereon. The sale will take place at No. 1221 C street. D. J. SIMMONS & CO., Auctioneers. Devlin & Devlin, Attorneys for Estate. W. H. SHERBURIM. General Auctioneer. Office and Salesroom, 828 X Street. Auction' Bales for Household Furniture* etc, Wednesdays and ttaturda/s.