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POLITICS UP AND
DOWN THE COAST
Hon. F. X- Schoonmaker
Addresses Two San Jose
Exposes Democracy's Record as
a Foe of International
STOCKTON'S RALLY TO-NIGHT.
Republican Marching Clubs of Sacra
mento Will Attend-Talks on
SAN JOSE. Cal., Oct. 9.— Hon. F. X.
Schoonmaker, Congressman for New
Jersey, addressed tv.o large audiences In
this city to-day. On the grounds of the
Hotel Vendome this afternoon he deliv
ered a forcible address illustrating the fal
lacy of the free-coinage of silver doctrine;
and this evening, at the pavilion, he de>
livered au exhaustive argument in favor
of a protective tariff.
In regard to the silver question, he said
the Democratic party in annuling the reci
procity laW of Blame had destroyed the
only hope by which this country could
force foreign nations into an international
acreement for the free coinage of silver.
The election of McKinley, he said, would
restore this law and enable the United
States to say to foreign countries that if
they failed to sign an international agree
ment tbis country would fail to have com
mercial relations with them.
Secretary of State Brown Sends a Certi-
fied List to AH County Clerks
in the State.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 9.—Secre
tary of State Lewis B. Brown has mailed
to the various County Clerks through
out the State his certified list of nominees
to be voted for at the coming election.
These lists are as follows:
First Congressional District— Representative
to the Congress of the United States: John A.
Barham (R.), Fletcher A. Cutler (p.), George
Wilfrid Monteith (People's party), B. F. Taylor
Second District: Representative to the Con
gress of the United States— F. £. Coulter (Pro.),
Marion de Vries (D.), Marion de Vries (Ind.
Pop.), Grove L. Johnson (R.).
Third District— Representative to the Con
geess of the United States, Warren B. English,
Democrat: Warren B. English, People's party;
John H. Eustice, Socialist Labor; Samuel G.
Hiiborn, Republican; W Shafer, Prohibition.
Fourth District, Representative to the Con
press of the United States: E. T. Kingsley,
Socialist Labor; James G. Maguire, Democrat;
James G. Maguire, Peoples' party ; Thomas B.
O'Brien, Republican; Joseph Rowell, Prohibi
Fifth District— Representative to the Con
gress of the United States: Henry Daniels, So
cialist Labor; Joseph P. Kelly, Democrat; A.
B. Kinne. People's party; T. H. L^wson, Pro
hibition; Eugene F. Loud, Republican.
Sixth District— Representative to the Con
gress of tha United States: C. A. Barlow (D.),
C A. Barlow (People's party), Job Harriman
(Socialist Labor), James 3icL»chian (R.). H.
Clay Needham (P.).
Seventh District, Representative to the Con
gress of the United States— William W. Bowers,
Republican; William H. Carlson, Independent;
C. H. Castle, Democrat; C H. Castle, People's
party; J. W. Webb, Prohibition.
In speaking of the matter this evening
Secretary of State Brown said:
"In preparing these certificates I have
endeavored to act fairly and impartially
toward all, without the slightest tinge of
party feeling, believing that if the
question of fusion admits of cavil
under the law it is far better
to have it fully settled by the
courts in order that no voter be misled in
casting his ballot, and I believe that I will
be upheld in this statement by all those
members of the Democratic State
Central Committee who have met
with me on the question. I have
waited as requested by the latter
until the last moment required by law,
according to the opinion rendered by the
Attorney-General, oefore mailing my cer
tificates to the various County Clerks.
I would also state that I have never
been requested by the leaders of
either the Democratic or the Populist
parties to group their Presidential electors
under a combined party heading, nor were
my intentions in the matter inquired into
by Chairman Alford until several days
after the certificates had been filed in my
LOS ANGELES SOMINEES.
Republicans Comple'e the Xaming of
Their City Candidates.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct, 9.— The Los
Aneeles City Republican Convention com
pleted its work to-day, after passing rinj;
ing resolutions indorsing the National
platform promulgated at St. Louis and de
claring anew its fealty to McKinley and
Hobart, the National standard-bearers of
the party. Following is the completed
Mayor— Julius H. Martin.
City Attorney— William E. Dunn.
City Treasurer— W. H. HartwelL
City Clerk— Charles L. Wilde.
City Engineer— Charles G. Comptor,
cUy Assessor— James M. Meredith.
Cfty Tax Collector— John H. Guh.
Street Superintendent — John Drain.
City Auditor— Thomas E. Nichols.
Councllmen— First Ward. C. W. Stockwell •
Second, Fred L. Batter; Third, Z. D. Matthews •'
Fourth, D. P. Klley; Fifth, C. H. Toll;Sixtb,
Rollin S. Loveil; Seventh, Edgar Smith-
Eighth, George T. Cline; Ninth, X L. Blanch
Board of Education— First Ward, W. F.
Poor; Second, H. P. Conrey; Third. H. G.
Bartlett ; Fourth, L. C. McKeeby ; Filth, Louis
Thorn ; Sixth, Dr. V. N. Mashis; Seventh, E L
Grubb: Eighth, George P. Phibbs; Ninth,
Walter L. Webb.
WILL INFARE STOCKTON.
Republican Clubs of Sacramento to At'
tend To-Aiffht's Rally.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 9. — The
streets of this city were thronged to-night
by the various Republican clubs busy at
their finishing drill before raiding Stock
ton to-morrow night. The . echoing foot
steps of thousands drew half of the in
habitants of the city out of doors to criti
cize and admire those of their acquaint
ances who were in line. . . ■ . . .. „ .
At the various club headquarters ' the
secretaries were kept busily employed
during - the entire evening enrolling new
names on the club rolls, applicants stand
ing patiently in line until they could
reach • the enrolling-desk. At the bead
quarters of the Assembly District /clubs
over seventy names were added within a
half-hour, and ail of the newcomers de
manded suits, that they might take part
in the parades scheduled for the balance
of the month. . .
It is, now believed that at least three
trains will be necessary to convey the
crowd to Stockton to-morrow night, and
it has been found necessary to refuse hun
dreds of applications for tickets to persons
who were anxious to take part in the
demonstration. The Employes of the
State Capitol Club will appear with a very
unique design la U* w«* *>i yy^raiij and
the railroad shop^' club.«, over 1700 strong,
will all be represented. In addition to
these, there will be the Army and Navy
League, the Resolutea and several other
NAILS ANOTHER CANARD.
Chairman 1 1 arm a tin the Statement That
He Had Given Up the Fight.
MARYSVILLE, Cal., Oct. 9.— The fol
lowing dispatch was sent to Mark Hanna
to-day by the president of the local Mc-
Kinley and Hobart Club:
The San Francisco Examiner quotes you as
having given up the nght. Please answer.
The following reply was received this
Chicago, October 9. 1896.
To O. H. Hall, President of the McKinley and
Hobart Club. Atarysville, Cal.: Your telegram
received. That is only a sample of the lies
beinK told of a lost cause. McKinley'a election
is assured. M. A. Hanna.
Oratory on Stockton's Plata.
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 9.—Representa
tives of the American Protective Associa
tion, who have candidates in this county
for the Assembly and the State Senate,
held an open air demonstration on the
plaza to-night. The speakers were Major
T. C. Ryan of Columbus. Ohio, and H. V.
J. Swain, candidate for the State Senate.
Police Commissioner Hall called t^e meet
ing to order and W. J. Coldsworthy, can
didate for the Assembly, acted as perma
nent chairman. The members of the local
branch of the American Protective Asso
ciation paraded the streets and escorted
the speakers to the stand.
Pennoyer'* Frost at Pendleton.
PENDLETON, Or.. Oct. 9. - Sylvester
Pennoyer, ex-Governor of Oregon and the
present Mayor of Portland, who achieved
National notoriety a few years ago by tele
graphing to President Cleveland, "You
attend your own business and I will at
tend to mine," spoke on the public square
to-day. Seats were provided for 1000 peo
ple, but no more than 300 were present.
Fully four times as many were in the city
last Saturday to listen to Senator J. H.
Mitchell, who spoke for sound money. It
is generally believed that McKinley will
carry Umatilla County by from 100 to 200
Silver Sleeting at Orange.
ORANGE, Cal., Oct, 9.— Hon. W. P.
Stradley of San Francisco addressed a
silver meeting here last night. He said:
"Why are the mills closed? Is it not be
cause there is a lack of demand for their
products? This lack of demand is caused
by the fact that for years past producers
in the South and West have been raising
croDs at an absolute loss. If we want to
open factories we should commence at the
bottom and make more money and thus
stimulate the demand. We will open the
factories by first opening the mints."
DaviMville Republicans Aroused.
DAVISVILLE, Cal., Oct. 9.— A very
enthusiastic meeting was held here last
evening by the Republicans. Among the
speakers were Judge SwinnertOD of Colusa,
S. G. Hiiborn, candidate for Congress, E.
E. Gaddis of Woodland, nominee for
County Judge, and A. W. North, for the
Assembly. There was a large crowd pres
ent, and close attention was paid to what
the speakers said. At the close of the
meeting three rousing cheers were given
for McKinley and the Republican party.
Colonnl Eddy at Clorerdale.
CLOVERDALE, Cal.. Oct. 9.— Colonel
T. V. Eddy spoke for protection and sound
money in Union Hall here last night to the
largest audience of the campaign. He re
viewed the financial system of this Gov
ernment from the revolution to the pres
ent time, and showed the Republican
party to have alwajs been on the right
side of the question. This being an ex
tensive wool-growing section, he was
wiidly applmnded when he scored the sup
porters of free wool and free trade.
The Campaign in Humboldt.
EUREKA, Cal., Oct. B.— Hon. James C
Campbell and J. A. Hosmerot San Fran
cisco concluded a most successful series of
Republican meetings In this county with
a rally here to-night, preceded by a torch
light parade of the McKinley Club. The
gentlemen have held meetings in Arcata,
i-'erndale, Fortuna and Scotia, and all
were remarkable for the enthusiasm and
large attendance. But the demonstration
here to-night broke the record for the
campaign. The immense new fair build
ing was packed with people.
Deuprey Talks at Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 9.— Hon.
Eugene Deuprey of San Francisco ad
dressed a large audience at the old
Pavilion in this city to-night on the is
sues of the day, as seen from a Democratic
standpoint. He is a pleasing speaker and
held his audience well in hand from start
to finish. He was nreceded by Hon. Ed.
D. McCabe, secretary to Governor Budd.
Butterurorth at Fresno.
FRESNO, Cal., Oct. 9.— Hon. Ben But
terworth, the statesman from Ohio, ad
dressed the people of Fresno at Armory
Hall to-night. The nail was packed, and
the speech aroused the greatest enthu
siasm. Frank H. Short presided over the
OIL SEIZED AT PESCADERO.
Revenue Officer* Secure a Portion of the
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Oct, 9.— Stage
Driver Littleneld, running between Santa
Cruz and Pescadero, brings information of
an investigation by revenue officers of a
portion of the cargo of the steamship Co
lombia, which was wrecked on Pigeon
Point in July. The greater portion of the
cargo has been removed, but one valuable
part of it was overlooked. It consisted of
a large amount of Lucca olive oil in cans
from Italy for San Francisco. A great
deal of this oil is being secured by persons
along the coast. Some of it has been
brought to tbis city and bas found a ready
sale at $1 25 a gallon. More has been sold
in Pescadero and some smuggled into San
There would have been a duty payable
on the oil had the Columbia reached* her
destination. Tne revenue officers at San
Francisco learned of the find and one of
them, Officer Bed ban, went to Pescadero
recently and seized 300 gallons ot the oil
which was held by a prominent citizen of
The revenue department will hold all of
the oil it can find until the duty is paid on
it by the persons to whom it was con
Joung Robertson Extradited.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 9.— Deputy
Sheriff Bowers arrived in the city this
afternoon from Colorado Springs, Colo.,
having come to take back with him Ed
Robertson, a young self-confessed stage
robber, captured at the postoffice in this
city a few days ago by Detectives Bradish
and Goodman. Bowers brought with him
requisition papers for Robertson, although
the prisoner has declared himself willing
to go back and stand trial for his crime.
To Free l>r. Shorb.
LOB ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 9.— A motion
was made by Senator White this morning
to set aside the information charging Dr.
A. 8. Shorb with the murder of Mrs.
Jennie Bnyder, late of Seattle, Wash.,
upon the ground that it was not filed
within the statutory limit of thirty days
from the commitment. Judge Smith took
the motion under advisement and will
rule upon it soon.
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tfpm* Hirer side Suspect Liberated.
RIVERSIDE, Cal.. Oct. 9.— Antonio
Ashman, an Indian who was arrested
three weeks ago upon suspicion that he
was implicated isi the murder of Mrs.
Platt, the Pachango Reservation teacher,
was liberated to-day, as there was no evi
dence to connect him with the crime.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1869.
Colonel W. W. Likens Is
Missing From the
Left a Eill of Sale for His
Office Furniture to a
HIS WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN.
Had Bjen Threatened With Criminal
Prosecution by an Insurance
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 9.— Colonel W.
W. Likens, a prominent lawyer of this
city, who came to Tacoma eight years
ago, mysteriously disappeared last Tues
day, leaving a note in his office stating
that he had gone to Seattle. He also left
a bill of sale of the office furniture to a
friend who had gone on his bond to the
State Insurance Company of Oregon.
Likens recently received several thousand
dollars from the insurance company to
satisfy a judgment recently entered
against it in this county, and the com
pany and other creditors have been de
manding a settlement, while Likens has
been sparring for time to avoid a threat
ened criminal prosecution.
Between 1871 and 1875 Likens was a
prominent lawyer in Mineral Point, Wis.,
being associated with ex-Congressman
Amasa Cobb, afterward Justice of the
Supreme Court of Nebraska. Likens in
1874 got into trouble with some of his
clients at Mineral Point, who were mem
bers of the Masonic fraternity, and the re
salt was that he, a thirty-second degree
Mason, was expelled from the order.
Likens then drifted to Colorado, where
he served four years in the penitentiary at
Canyon City for forgery. By those who
knew of the circumstances, it is said he
was a "fighting prohibitionist" and was
"railroaded" into the penitentiary by
saloon men. He refused to ask for a new
trial or a pardon, but the warden of the
penitentiary declined to lock him up.
Likens was taken into the penitentiary
as a boarder, where he continued to prac
tice Jaw until his time was served.
Judge Stallcup of the Superior Court in
Tacotna knew Likens well in Colorado,
and says of his prison experience: "That
scrape was aa unfortunate affair. Likens
was strong willed and would not allow
anything to be done for him. The Su
preme Court refused to debar him and his
name stands on the roll to-day."
Likens was a law partner of Judge
Amasa Cobb in Mineral Point When he
first came to Tacoma he made from
$10,000 to $40,000 a year, all of which went
into disastrous real estate speculations.
When he It- ft Denver his wife was matron
of the State Reform School for Girls. At
the time of tne accession of Governor
Waite Mrs. Likens' head fell into the
basket, along with three other Republican
office- holders. IX is said Mrs. Likens has
recently secured a divorce.
Likens was a member of the Grand
Army, though not prominent in the or
ganization. He enlisted as a private in
the Seventh Wisconsin Volunteers, and
before he was 18 years of age was captain
of a company. He was soon promoted
and for the greater part of the service was
colonel of a Wisconsin regiment and
fought in many of the battles of the cam
paigns in Tennessee and Mississippi, lie
was always prominent', in political gather
ings in this county and State and this
year was an adviser of the silver Republi
cans in the movement toward State tusion
and was disappointed in not receiving a
nomination ior State office at the fusion
VALLEJO GUESTS DEPART
Grand Lodge of Good Templars
Ends Its Deliberations
Pasadena Selected as the Place for
the Next Convention of the
VALLEJO, Cal., Oct. 9.— The fourth
and last day's session of the Grand Lodge
of Good Templars of California convened
at 9 o'clock this morning. All of the dele-
Kates were exceedingly happy over the
previous night's work. $369 42 having
been received in gold and silver (or the
Orphans' Home, and hundreds of dollars
pledged by members individually or on
behalf of their lodges. Boxes of clothing,
cows, fruits, butter and various articles
were freely offered, and were as freely ac
cepted by Chief Templar Webb on behalf
of the orphans at the home.
The number of memberi of the board of
management of the Orphans' Home was
reduced from fourteen elective members
and four executive officers to eight elective
members— four women and four gentle
men — and the grand chief templar as ex
officio member. The grand secretary's
salary was fixed at $720 per year, with a
corresponding reduction in the amount of
labor he heretofore has had to perform.
The salary of the grand superintendent of
juvenile work was placed at $200 per year.
The grand chief templar is allowed to
draw from the contingent fund not to ex
ceed $300 annually.
A number of amendments were made to
the Grand Lodge constitution. The rep
resentation to the Grand Lodge from su
bordinate lodges was changed from one
delegate for each thirty or a traction
thereof to one for each twenty and a frac
tion of ten.
The following were ejected officers for
the ensuing year:
Grand chief templar ft* Webb of Fresno,
Grand vice-templar, Mrs. E. J. Chamberlain,
Grand counselor, W. I. Hull, Santa Monica,
Grand secretary. W. P. Ketherton, Santa
Cruz, re-elected, sixth term.
Grand treasurer, Volney Taylor of Byson.
Grana superintendent juvenile work, Mrs.
M. E. North of San Francisco, re-elected.
Grand Lodge trustees— J. W. Walling of Ne
vada, R. Thompson of San Francisco and A. M.
Drew of Fresno.
Trustees of the Orphans' Horne — C. L.
Winchell, Vallejo; 'William Simms, Winters;
J. M. Walling 1 , Nevada City; R. Thompson, San
rrancisco; Mrs. M. M. Carpenter, San Fran
cisco; Mrs. L. H. Kellogg, Newcastle; Mrs. M.
V.. North, Sau Francisco; Mrs. J. D. Thompson.
Delegates to International Supreme Lodge,
which meets in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1897—
Mrs. E. M. North, Han Francisco; Mrs. M. G.
Wright, Ventura; alternates— J. \\. Wtbb,
Fresno; Ja;ae.s M. WUeou, Los Angeles.
The appointed otheers of the Grand
Lodge were announced as follow.*:
Orund messevger, Jans Neilson, Ban Fran
Grand rrartairt, \V. M. llutton, Isleton.
Orand deputy marshal, M. E. Nugent, Sweet
Grand chaplain, Rev. W. L. Gaston, Vallejo.
Grand guard, Selma Newman, Santa Cruz.
Grand sentinel, E. A. Baldwin, Pasadena.
There was a spirited contest over the
selection of the place for the next session
oi the Grand Lodge, the date of which has
been changed from the second Tuesday in
October to the second Tuesday in Novem
ber. San Francisco and Pasadena were
each aspirants for the honor, and Pasa
dena won by a vote of 68 to 64.
A risine vote of thanks was tendered to
the San Francisco Call, the press in gen
eral, the churches and the people of
Vallejo, who assisted so much to make the
meetings of the thirty-seventh session of
the Grand Lodge so successful.
Installation ceremonies were conducted
by the past grand officers, and late this
afternoon the Grand Lodge adjourned.
The board of managers of the Orphans'
Home met this evening in tne Bernard
House parlors, and effected an organiza
tion with the following officers: J. M.
Walling, president; Mrs. E. M. North,
vice-president; Mrs. M. M. Carpenter, sec
retary; Volny Taylor, treasurer. Admin
istrative committe— W. Bimms, R. Thomp
son, 0. L. Winchell, Mrs. w. M. Carpen
ter and Mrs. J. D. Thompson. Purchasing
committee — Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Carpen
ter, Mrs. Nortn, Judge Thompson and
Charles Winchell. Auditing committee —
Mrs. North, Mrs. Kellojyg and Judge
SAN RAFAEL'S BOULEVARD.
Governor Budd and Party Inspect the Re-
cently Constructed Highway to
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., Oct. 9.— Governor
Budd, accompanied by a party of gentle
men to-day, in an inspection of the drive
way known as the San Rafael andTiburon
boulevard. Prison Director Wilkins, who
has done a great deal to promote the en
terprise, was major domo of the party,
which included, beside the Governor,
Prison Directors Hayes and Fitzgerald,
Warden Haley, A. W. Foster, Captain
Ellis, Supervisors Burbank, Scown and
Gardner, Editors Pryor and Barstow,
District Attorney Martinelli, Auditor Ben
son, ex-Sheriff Tunstead and others.
The work has been done by prison
labor, the Legislature having passed a law
to authorize it, under special conditions,
and without which it would have been
impossible to secure this splendid high
way for many years. Several gangs of
these laborers were passed on the way, en
gaged in constructing two or three links,
or places not completed wnen the main
work was done. The finished part of the
road extends from Green brae station
northward nearly to a point opposite
Schuetzen Park, where the city has taken
up the work, and will continue It to Irwin
street, at the head of which is the en
trance to the Hotel Rafael.
Governor Budd and the directors were
highly pleased with the work done. The
grade over the hills is very light— about 6
per cent. The road is cut along the side
of the bills and macadamized, and makes
a magnificent drive, commanding pano
ramas of splendid scenery cf the bay and
opposite coast. When completed to
Tiburon, fourteen miles, it will afford one
of the most inviting drives and bicycle
courses in the State.
SANTA ROSA DESIGNATED
State Grange Will Meet Next
in the Sonoma County
Degrees of F.ora and Pomona Con
ferred on Candidates at
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Oct, 9. — The
Grangers enjoyed life this evening. The
degree of Pomona and Flora were con
ferred. They feasted sumptuously and
tripped the mazy waltz and the intricate
figures of the quadrille in their own ball.
The tiav had been a fatiguing one, men
tally, and a vast amount of business was
rushed through. E. W. Davis of Santa
Rosa was elected State lecturer, to fill the
unexpired term of the late George Ohleyer.
George Ohleyer Jr. of Sutter County was
nominated, but he withdrew in favor of
Davis, whose election was made unani
G. P. Loncks of Martinez was elected a
member of the executive committee.
After considerable discussion Santa Rosa
was selected as the place for the next
meeting of the State Grange, but no date
was fixed upon, as there is now a proposi
tion before the grange to change the time
of holding the annual meetings.
In its report the committee on the good
of the order made recommendations for
the promotion of farmers' institutes; op
position to high salaries, high rates of in
terest and exorbitant profits in trade; to
encourage cheap transportation; to pro
tect the weak and restrain the strong; to
oppose tyranny in public office or private
enterprise; to put down bribery, cor
ruption and trickery/, to secure the nomi
nation and electionof men who will stand
by the industries of the country.
SUES FOR A RE WARD.
Captor of Bandit Hrady Tiring* Action
Against Ihe Southern J'acijir.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 9. — Senator
Fiank Spraeue began suit to-day against
the Southern Pacific Company, on behalf
of Alexander McDonald, who while acting
as Deputy Sheriff effected the capture of
Bandit Brady, who was concerned in the
great Yolo train robbery and also the at
tempt to rob the train at Reeds station
when Sheriff Bogard loit his life. Prior
to the Reeds station affair the railroad
company had offered a reward of $5000 for
the arrest and conviction of any person
guilty of train robbery on its line.
Now that Bandit Brady has donned
stripes and is rapidly gaining form in
Warden Aull's stoneyard, at Folsom, Mc-
Donald has demanded the reward and has
met with a flat refusal. In consequence
he has filed the complaint and begun suit.
W. A. Johnson, who was present at the
time McDonald made the arrest, has been
made co-defendant in the suit, an-1 will be
required to show cause why the whole
amount should not be paid to plaintiff.
SANTA BARBARA TOLL-ROADS,
A Decision Bailed With Delight by the
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Oct. 9.— An
important opinion has been rendered by
District Attorney Oglesby to the Board of
Supervisors to the effect that the tolhoad
franchise can now be annulled and the
road thus revert to the county. The board
passed a resolution authorizing him to
submit the matter to the Attorney-General
with a view to procuring his consent to
commence suit in the name of the people
for the annulment of the franchise,
Should this effort carry, the picturesque
San Marcus Pass, beloved of travelers, will
once more be open to public travel without
I.iva Among Molakai Lepers.
PENDLETON, Ob., OcL 9.— Father Con
rady, tha Catholic priest formerly in
charge of the Catholic mission on the In
dian reservation in this county, has re
turned from the island of Molacai, where
he lived for seven years among lepers.
He is planning now to go to the province
of Canton to establish a hospital for
GlUrii'ih Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
D. H. Wilson Murdered at
the Threshold of His
He Responds to a Knock at the
Door and Is Shot is
ASSASSIN BENT ON ROBBERY.
Believed to Have Planned the Killing
to Secure Money Belonging to
SUISUN, Cal., Oct. 9.— Daniel H. Wil
son, a well-to-do Suisun Valley orcbardist,
was assassinated to-night at his ranch.
The crime was a cowardly one, the rancher
being shot down on the threshold of his
Meager details of the tragedy were re
ceived at 9 o'clock from the Hatch ranch
by telephone. Two women who* lived at
the Wilson residence ran to the Hatch
residence, about a half mile distant, and
gave the alarm soon after the murder.
They said Mr. Wilson responded to a
knock at the door at about 8 o'clock, and
was shot down as he stepped outside. But
one shot was fired.
The murdered man was in Suisun late
this afternoon and left town after he had
received some money, amounting to sev
eral hundred dollars, for his almond crop.
It is supposed he carried the money to his
home, and the theory is advanced that
robbery was the motive for the murder.
Under Sheriff T. L. Robinson and posse
have left for the scene of the tragedy.
BAPTISTS AT LOS ANGELES.
Officers Elected by the Convention Proper
and the Woman's Missionary
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 9.— The
Woman's Missionary Society of the Bap
tist churches of Southern California
elected the following officers to-day:
President, Mis. Mary Mott Jones, Ontario;
vice-president, Mrs. W. B. Scarborough,
Los Angeles; secretary and treasurer, Mrs.
Victor A. Henry, South Pasadena; vice
president of home missions, Mrs. J. F.
Jackson, Los Angeles; vice-president of
foreign missions, Mrs. Leonard Merrill;
superintendent of missionary work. Miss
At the afternoon session of the conven
tion proper but little other than routine
business was done. The officers elected
were: President, Robert, Los Angeles;
first vice-president, Rev. A. E. Knapp,
San Diego; second vice-president, I. S.
Ford, Redlands; clerk, Key. George E.
Dye, Los Angeles; assistant clerk, George
Taylor, Pasadena; board of directors — C.
A. Grant, Santa Barbara; J. H. Garnett,
Los Angeles; A. W. Rider. Los Angeles;
A. P. Brown, Monrovia; W. F. Harper,
Redlands; G. E. Dye.'.Los Angeles: N. C.
Hudson, Corona; C. T. Douglas, Pasa
dena; G. A. Cleveland, Riverside; A. E.
Knapp, San Diego; J. B. Wade, Santa
Advisory committee —E. B» Barnett,
F. J. Cressy, A. P. Griffith, T J. Wood,
C. Hubbard, O. T. Barker, A. j. Frost, W.
F. Bmney, Samuel Manchester, M. B.
Shaw, Mrs. H. A. Baldwin aud Mrs. Mc-
Rev. E. K. Cooper, the aced minister at
tne Soldiers' Home, was recom mended <or
admission to the Home for Aged Ministers
at Germantown, Pa.
Powers of Corporation* to Collect Assess
ments from Shareholder*.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Oct. 9.— The Su
preme Court has affirmed the decision of
the lower court in the case of the Ven
tura and Ojai Valley Railway Company,
respondent, vs. J. S. Collins, a banker of
The defendant bought twenty shares of
stock of the company at the price of
$2000. He paid several assessments, ag
gregating $600, but refused to pay one
called June 6. 1895, of which his propor
tion was $800, and the company brought
suit to enforce payment.
The defendant's demurrer having been
overruled and he declining to answer,
judgments went against him for $800.
The Supreme Court, in the opinion re
ceived this morninc, sees no reason for
overturning the decision.
The decision is far-reaching and has a
very important bearing respecting cor
porate powers to collect assessments on
shares in a corporation wherein, as in the
present case, the shareholders are respon
NEE DS O FSTOCKTON ASELUM.
Director* Want lan Appropriation of
9401,000 for Two tears.
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 9.— The directors
of the State asylum here to-day re-elected
Superintendent Asa Clark to ] serve for, the
ensuing four years. The chief , business
transacted , was the framing of ' the ' bi
ennial report to Governor Budd.
This caused considerable discussion, as
the original draft of the report asked for a
general appropriation of $440,000 for the
maintenance : during i the • next two fiscal
years of 1700 patients. :
: This was vigorously opposed by Di
rector J. D. McDougald of Stockton, who
claimed that the instituation could be run
for much less money, as shown by the ex
penditures of the past year, which are
nearly $10,000 below the appropriation.
He argued that even 1700 patients could
be supported for very little more money
in view of the many improvements made
within the past year for caring for patients.
Directors McDonald and Steffans came to
his way of thinking, and the request J was
cut down to $401,000. The report showed
the asylum to be one of the best managed
of the State institutions. v. ;
PASADENA, Cal., Oct. 9.— A youth,
about 18 years old, was found shortly be
fore midnight last nignt lying uncon
scious beside an electric-car line on South
Fair Oaks avenue, where he had appar
ently fallen from a car.
It was found he was suffering from con
cussion of the brain. He remained un
conscious all night while a doctor worked
over him. This morning some one recoc
nized him as Roy Bike, whose parents
live on California street. He is still in a
dazed condition and can give no particu
lars of the accident. His injuries are
serious, but it is not believed they will
Monterey's Fish Shipments.
MONTEREY, Cal., Oct. 9— The fishing
industry of Monterey Bay has been yield
ing fine results during the summer, and
lately the catches have been exceptionally
gooJ. During the month of September
180,000 pounds of fish was shippeu to ban
Francisco and intermediate points by
Wells Fargo & Co. alone, besides what
went by steamer, and that kept for home
consumption. The shipments for the past
week were 28,100 pounds.
GTPSI NG DRIVEN FROM KERN.
Escorted by a Posse to the Los Angeles
BAKERSFIELD, Cal., Oct. 9.— A posse
of officers returned to-day after escorting
a band of thirty or forty gypsies across
the mountains through Tejon Canyon to
the Los Angeles County line. These
gypsies have been in the valley for some
time, and have committed ail sorts of
depredations. The Sheriff drove them
out of town several times, but as often
they came back. Finally, as their thievery
became unbearable, the" Supervisors depu
tized a posse to escort them out ot the
county. This wts done, greatly against
the will of the gypsies, who offered bribes
to be allowed to return.
Will Convene at Prtaluma.
PETALUMA, Cal., Oct. 9.— Two hun
dred delegates are expected to attend the
session oi the State convention of the
Woman's Temperance Christian Union,
which will be held in Petaluma (where the
organization first came into existence in
1879), beginning next Monday and ending
on the 16th. The convention will be en
livened by addresses from noted speakers,
among them Rev. Anna Shaw, Mrs. Peck,
Mrs. Blanche English, Mrs. Sanford of
Alameda, Miss Severance, Miss May G.
Hay, chairman of the State suffrage cam
paign committee, and Rev. G. \V. Webb.
Children's Day at Salem' m Fair.
SALEM, Ob., Oct. 9.— The Oregon State
Pair was open to-day to the chil
dren of the city. All public and
private schools were closed. One unex
pected feature of the entertainment was
the presence of six companies of the Four
teenth Infantry and one troop of the
Fourth Cavalry, Vancouver barracks,
under command of Colonel T. M. Thomas,
en route to Eagene on their annual
Consul de Lalande in Town.
Colonel A. de Lalande, Consul of France to
San Francisco, accompanied by Mrs. de La
lande and children, arrived here last night,
and are at the Palace. He has been absent in
Paris for about a year. During his absence the
cross of the Legion of Honor was bestowed on
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All People Not Alike.
A letter-carrier said his wife liked coffee
so well and seemed to really need it at
breakfast it was too bad for the doctor to
order her to discontinue it. He told her
that her bad complexion, dyspepsia, ner-
vousness and occasional palpitation of the
heart all came from one cause and : that
was coffee drinking. The good man went
on farther to say : "My child, it you were
as strong as your husband and had- the
miles of outdoor walking to do that he has
daily you could drink one cup of coffee, or
perhaps two, at breakfast and dinner with-
out any very bad effects, but the same
poisonous alkaloids exist in coffee as are
found in tobacco, whisky, strychnine and
morphine. There is not so great a pro-
portion of them in coffee as in the other
drugs, but a sufficient amount exists to
seriously injure any one whose constitu-
tion is a little below par. All of these
drues can be U3ed for a time by perfectly
healthy people, but if their use is per-
sisted ■in long enough the human body
finally gives evidence of the effect of the
steady poison, and many people who do
not know tbis fact die because of their un-
natural habits. ■' If you could use a hot
drink in the morning made from the
nourishing grains that nature has pro-,
.video for the use of man it would satisfy
your appetite and fatten your body."
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kind that old doctor referred to is found
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the Postum Cereal Company (limited) of
Battle Creek, Mich.; it brews the rich
color of Java or Mocha, has a grand fra-
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by all coffee drinkers. No poisonous al-
kaloids are found here, and man is only
safe when be sticks to nature's food, fur-
nished by the Creator, prepared in a num-
ber of different ways, to be sure. : Ruddy
health and red blood will follow the dis-
continuance of unnatural drinks and the
substitution therefor of the Cereal food
drink. Its use will tell the facts more
plainly in the body than words can be
made to express. Grocers furnish it and
experience teaches that it goes aDout three
times as far as coffee.
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