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PEELER IS GUESSING Will He Be Appointed Assistant Adjutant- General ? A RATHER RASH REMARK The Candidate Quoted as Say ing He Had a "Cinch" on the Place. GOVERNOR BUDD CORRECTS HIM. So the Democracy IsAM in a Muddle ■as to Who Will Get the Shoulder-Straps. SACRAMENTO, Cae., April 6.-Once more the Democracy is all muddled. This time it is about the position of assistant .'adjutant-general. Even before the Legis lature adjourned it was stated definitely thai K. L. Peeler of Fresno was to get that j place. Now, according to the tales spread abroad. Mr. Peeler is wondering '"where he is at. " This is the third time when those who "know it all" have been found to be at fault. Senator Seymour, it Avas declared positively, was to be appointed to the .wardenship at San Quentin. The Senator is now mourning the promises which never matured into the full flower of realization. Then Mr. Prirtill of Pomona expected to be adjutant-general. The wise ones an nounced that the appointment was as good as made. Why it is not so only the Governor and a favored few know. They have not yet given the information to the world. Mr. Peeler knows what has influenced his destinies. In this instance, if general Tumor is true, if* was a case of talking too much. It seems that Mr. Peeler informed his friends that he was sure of the place. In fact, he is credited with having announced that he had a "dead mortal cinch" on the assistant adjutant-generalship. This was overheard by James Ward, also a Fresnoan, who has been taken by the Governor into the secret service. Mr. Ward is a friend of Major W. D. Crichton of Fresno, who looks with hungry eyes at the place coveted by Peeler. This may not have affected the detective at all, but he is said to have given the Governor In formation of Peeler's boastful words. Asa result Peeler was called before Mr. Budd, who announced that s-o long as he occupied the position of chief executive of the State no man could honestly claim to have a "dead cinch" on anyplace till he had been appointed. And now Mr. Peeler is wondering what the outcome will be. W. D. Crichton's friends have taken great encouragement from the circum stance. They hope to see their friend get the place which seemed for a time hope lessly beyond him. It is asserted by those who know that the Chances of ex-Senator Goucher for the place grow less as time progresses. Mr. Goucher at first wanted to be Harbor Com missioner. He was disappointed, but re mained hopeful. It is announced that he is to be disappointed again. The man who is to get the place is said to be T. C. Barr .of San Francisco, a newspaper man. BUBEAU OF HIGHWAYS. Governor Budd Appoints the Three Metn- hers of the Commission. SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 6.— ln ac cordance with the act passed by the last Legislature establishing a bureau of high ways, Governor Budd to-day appointed Joseph Lee Maude of Riverside County, H. C. Irvine of Sacramento County and Marsden Manson of San Francisco to act •on such bureau for the next two years. These gentlemen, whose office will be in the State Capital building, will expert the whole road question throughout the State, advise the different counties, search out all uneconomical methods existing and disseminate information on economical road construction. In connection with the Governor and the State Prison Directors this bureau is to establish a rock-crushing plant at one or both of the State prisons as soon as satis factory ratfc of transportation can be agreed upon and when 50,000 cubic yards cf road material have been subscribed for, the Boards of City Truestees and Su pervisors of Sacramento city and county have already agreed to take 45,000 cubic yards, and no difficulty will be experienced in placing the remainder of the requisite amount. Mr. Maude, who will probably act as head of the bureau, was formally surveyor of San Bernardino and is a grad uate of the military engineer depart ment of the University of Pennsylvania and also of the Washington University of St. Louis, is the author of the bill under which the bureau was called into existence and is an ardent advocate of good roads for California. R. C. Irvine was formerly Assessor of Sacramento County. He is a thorough agriculturist, and a pioneer agitator of the good-road question. As president of the Sacramento Humane Society he called together the first good-road convention ever held on the Pacific Slope, and raised the amount of money needed to defray its expences. Marsden Manson has been prominently identified for years with some of the larg est engineering problems of the State, such as irrigation and drainage. He also held the position of civil engineer for the J^tate Harbor Commission, the Sewer Commis sion and the Board of Public Works. The bureau will organize next Tuesday and immediately proceed to their work. DIES OX A STOCKIOS BOAT. Apoplexy Kifd a Steersman While He Is at the lilirrl. ■STOCKTON, Cal., April 6.— As the eteamer Captain Weber was at the head reach on her trip from San Francisco to Stockton at 2 o'clock this morning, Albert Hansen, the wheelman of the boat, dropped dead. Besides him there were in the pilot-house Captain Potvin and Pilot Cun ningham. Hansen seemed in his usual health and had not complained to any one. Apoplexy was the cause of his death. Hansen was 20 years old and a native.of Gutenburg, Sweden. He was engaged to be married to an Oakland young lady in Ktbout six weeks. He has relatives living in Oakland. Attempt at Assassination. STOCKTON, Cat.., April 6.-G. Tewess, an erratic young fellow, made an attempt to kill James A. Kelly, a prominent real cst.'ite agent, at 10:45 o'clock this morning. He entered Kelly's office and fired a shot at him from a small revolver. The ball grazed Kelly's hat. Tewess then fled, but was captured by an officer and lodged in jail. He married a cousin of Kelly's, and he accused the real estate man of defraud ing him of some property. REDWOOD CITY HHEELXEX. Formation of a Bicycle Club by Young Business Men. REDWOOD CITY, Cal.. April 6.-A number of our best young men, active in business and county matters, met this evening and formed a bicycle club. For an exercise-track they will use <• the three quarter mile track, now being laid off in the north part of the town. The * club will co-operate with San Francisco; and San Jose wheelmen in advocating better coun try roads. ' •,-:'•; Great interest is taken in the 100-mile relay race. Will Lovie of the California Club is the local favorite for the third re lay from San Mateo to Menlo Park. * SAX JOSE CYCLERS. Rating Board of the League of American Wheelmen Appoints Referees. SAN JOSE, Cal., April 6.— The racing board of the League of American Wheel men met here to-night at the clubrooms of the Garden City Cyclers, and appointed a few of the official referees of the various meets for this year. Al Cole was chosen referee for all meets i to be held in San Jose, and Walter Sheldon of the Bay City Wheelmen for all meets to be held in San Francisco and Oakland and vicinity. A referee will soon be chosen for Sacramento. It was decided' to inaugurate a series of Pacific Coast championships, and an en deavor will be made to secure the half-mile championship race for San Jose on July 4. SACRAMENTO JUDGESHIP Democrats Importuning Gov ernor Budd on Behalf of Candidates. Three Aspirants Are In the Run ning, but None of Them Are Sure of Appointment. SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 6.— The most absorbing matter of interest to the local Democracy at the present time in this city is the third judgeahip. Hon. H. M. La Rue headed a delegation of the re organized party to-day and received an audience with the Governor in the interest of D. E. Alexander for that position,' but his Excellency refused to state who would receive the appointment. Joseph Hughes will probably receiv c the appointment, although the friends of W. H. Devlin are by no means disheartened and lay claims to having the inside track. Grove L. Johnson while disclaiming all knowledge on the subject, says that Mapor Steinman of Sacramento will succeed in electing his candidate. On the other hand Hughes" friends are extremely confident of his ultimate success. In the meantime the result is awaited with great anxiety by all parties concerned. CHASE OF SUSPECTS Oif WHEELS. Officers in Yolo County Following Alleged Cleica to Train-Robber Brady. SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 6. — Sheriff Griffen of Yolo County received informa tion yesterday which led him to believe that the murderer of Sheriff Bogard, who is supposed to be secreted in the vicinity of Sacramento, would attempt to make his escape on the train that leaves this city at 2:30 o'clock p. m. He immediately notified Railroad De tective Al Gibson of this city, who joined him at Davisville, and on the arrival of the train at that pla:e they made a thor ough search. They failed to find the sus pect, however. While in Davisville they were informed by two prospectors that a man answering the description of Sheriff Bogard's mur derer had been seen by them on the road between Madison and Winters in Yolo County. He was going north against the heavy wind and was evidently greatly fatigued. The officials of the surrounding country were immediately notified, and have gone in pursuit. TO CAMP AT SANTA CRUZ Officers of the Fifth Regiment Making the Necessary Arrangements. Election at the Convention of the Y. M. C. A. for the Northern Cali fornia District. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 6.— Colonel Fairbanks, Colonel Whitton, Colonel Mer ton and other officers will be here to-mor row to make arrangements for the encamp ment of the Fifth Regiment, N. G. C, in this city during the summer. T. M. C. A. District Convention. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 6. -At the Northern California District Convention of the Y. M. C. A. to-day the following offi cers were elected : Dr. H. C. Hayes, presi dent; Dr. J. P. Parker and F. L. Wharff, vice-presidents, G. L. Eikens, secretary. Addresses on the subjects named were delivered as follows: D. G. Collins, on "Mind"; H. L. Dietz Jr., on. "The Body"; D. P. Barrows, on "From Now to the State Convention " ; State Secretary Speares, on "Some New Ideas About Ex tension Work." Delegates will take charge of services in churches to-morrow morning, as follows: Methodist, D. E.Collins; Presbyterian, Dr. H. C. French; Baptist, J. L. Speares; Ger man Methodist, R. Homer and F. L. Wharff; Congregational, N. H. Jacks; Ad vent, G. L. Erkins. \atire Sons Seehing Quarter*. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 6.- A delega tion from Pacific Parlor, N. S. G. W., of San Francisco, arrived this evening to make arrangements for that parlor, pro viding Santa Cruz is selected as the place for holding the Almission day celebration. Poultry Association Meeting. SAN JOSE, Cal., April s.— The Santa Clara County Poultry and Pet Stock Asso ciation at its meeting last night appointed Messrs. E. W. Sanderson, Thomas F. Mor rison and Tyler Beach a committee to make arrangements for the entertainment of the executive committee of the Stete Poultry Association, which will meet in this city on the 10th of this month. Diphtheria in Alamtda County. DECOTO, Cal., April 6.— Diphtheria has broken out in "Washington Township, mainly about Irvington, Mission San Jose and Centerville. Several deaths have been reported, Many schools have been closed in consequence. It is spreading. A quar antine has been established as far as possi ble. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 1895. POPULAR EVERYWHERE. Statements of Prominent Drug= gists Concerning Hood's Sarsaparilla. It Is the Only Blood Purifier. Amazingly Large Sales Indicate Its Wonderful Merit. San Francisco Pharmacists Heartily Indorse It and Say That Hood's Sarsaparilla Is Prescribed by Physi cians Here. "In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love," wrote Tennyson, but love is not the only matter or the most im portant one to engage attention in the spring. The statements of well-known business men WHOLESALE DRUGGIST A. MACK. of San Francisco, which are printed here to day, suggest that spring is a season for purifi cation of the blood. Every housewife gives her dwelling an annual cleaning, and if she lets the duty go unfulfilled beyond a certain month she does not feel contented. What the employment of brooms, dusters, carpet-beaters and all the rest of the paraphernalia is to the house the use of Hood's Sarsaparilla is to the body. If a residence of brick or wood deserves such attention each year certainly the structure in which the mind lives is worthy of similar care. The mind, like the housekeeper who inhabits the dwelling, has a sense of discontent if the cleaning be not done. Spring is the time set by nature for this renovation. That the process of purification Is best ac complished by Hood's Sarsaparilla nobody who lives in this city can doubt after reading what the prominent druggists quoted in this con nection say. Wherever these gentlemen are known their utterances will have influence. They are leaders in the drug business, and their judgment in relation to Hood's Sarsa parilla is based on facts and figures. Each of their statements is not simply the expression of one man, but it is the consensus of the views of thousands. The demand for this pleasant and effective medicine has, they say, been wonderfully great. The public has become satisfied that Hood's is the only blood purify ing preparation, and the sale of it has been continually on the increase. The observations of these business men are better than loads of testimonials of the old-fashioned kind. REMARKABLE SALES. Mack A Co., Wholesale Druggists, Prais* Hood's Sarsaparilla. The name of Mack &, Co. is known far beyond the confines of California. This firm isengaged in the wholesale drug business, and it has a reputation along the coast from the Canadian line to the Mexican border for its ability, en terprise and square dealing. During the fif teen years of its existence it has built up a great trade, which is rapidly extending. Com mendation of Hood's S&rsaparilla by men of this character is noteworthy. Their esteem of that remedy is most high. The firm is composed of A. Mack and L. Guggenhimc. They have been together since the house was started. Both are comparatively young yet, and are now among the foremost wholesale merchants in this part of the country. The firm began business at 11 Front street. It now occupies all of the large build ing there, and also the adjoining one at 0 Front street. Mr. Mack happened to be disengaged for a few minutes when the reporter visited th<> store, and with him a chat was had. He readily gave the views of the firm about Hood's Sarsapatilla. "The remarkable sale of Hood's Sarsaparilla is the best proof to my mind of the intrinsic merit of the preparation," said Mr. Mack. "This sale has not been merely due to a temporary demand, for it wajs noticeable years ago. I remember the rapidity with which it sold in 1892, for example. There was dis posed of through our house alone one gross FALACE HOTEL DRUGGIST JAMES G. BTEELE. for each of the three hundred and odd business days of that year. As there are 14.4 bottles in a gross the total for a single San Francisco firm, as you see, was about 45,000 bottles. We are no longer surprised at the growth of the demand for Hood's Sarsaparilla, and the sales which will doubtless be made this year would be simply phenomenal for any other medicine. My experience has beeu that no amount of ad vertising could produce such a result unless the rcmely really has all the virtues claimed for it. If its use were not beneficial people would soon discover the fact. "Harsaparilla," continued Mr. Mack, "is a household remedy, and what people want to know is, which of the different makes is the best. I do not hesitate to say that Hood'B leads all the others by a very large percentage. From a trade standpoint, I can speak in faver of Hood's Sarsaparilla, because it sells so read ily. It is true that we do not make as large a profit on it as on other such preparations, but we dispose of it bo quickly that we keep turn ing our money, while the goods with other labels remain on the 1 shelves. The people want only Hood's, and it goes so fast that we like to handle it better than goods on which a far larger percentage is given to the jobber, but for which there is not the constant demand that there is for Hood's." AT THE PALACE HOTEL. James 0. Steele Says Hood's Sarsaparilla Is Par in the Lead There. James G. Steele gave an interesting state ment concerning Hood's Sarsaparilla. Mr. Steele, who is of the firm of James G. Steele & Co., the Palace Hotel druggists, has been in business in this city over forty-two years. There is probably only one other druggist in San Francisco who has as long a career here as his. The guests of the Palace Hotel are Mr. Steele's patrons whenever they require any thing in his line, and as they come from ali parts of the world and all the States of this nation, his observations in relation to their requirements are as cosmopolitan as if he were constantly traveling himself. To supply the wants of Europeans and other foreign visitors, he has familiarized himself with the methods of prescription and compounding in vogue in France, Germany, Spain and all other coun tries, and he keeps a stock of the local remedies and other preparations to which tourists from abroad may be accustomed. He has found that there is one thing for which people who come from all sections of this broad land ask for and that is Hood's Sar saparilla. It is a national remedy with, a na tional reputation. "One might think that a hotel drugstore like this does not sell much proprietary medicine," remarked Mr. Steele, "but it does. I have been informed by the wholesale dealers that my orders have been very large in comparison with those of other drugstores. I have sold Hood's Sarsaparilla ever since it first came out. I soon found that Hood's was a very meritori ous preparation, and instead of being over shadowed by any other remedy its fame has so spread that it is now in greater request than any other medicine. "I have from time to time opened bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla," continued Mr. Steele, "and, as I have made all sorts of pharma ceutical preparations, I could judge by exam ining its properties whether it was com pounded according to the statements made on the labels and in its circulars and advertise ments. I satisfied myself that it was. It is composed entirely of vegetable remedies. The Sarsaparilla is not unpleasant to take; it leaves no disagreeable after taste in the mouth, and it does not unduly disturb the stomach or di gestive system. I consider it a fine alterative and corrective of abnormal symptoms in either sex and in old or youne. We sell much more of this excellent preparation than we do of any other of the so-called sarsaparillas, tonics, alteratives or compounds." Mr. Steele is fitted to pass judgment on me dicinal preparations. His studies and investi gations have been deep and thorough. In 1874 and 1875 he was official chemical analyst of this city and county, and he won encomi ums for the completeness and reliability of his work. The sounduess of his official re ports was made manifest in an important court trial at that time. He came to San Fran- Cisco in 1832, when a boy of 13, and he is a lively, good-natured, hale and hearty man to day. druguist s. a McDonnell. He Has Found That Hood's Sarsaparilla It Considered the Best. S. A. McDonnell's pharmacy, at 110 Grant avenue, between Geary and Post streets, is one of the handsomest in the entire city. Mr. McDonnell is among the oldest druggists in San Francisco, he having been in the business here since 1861. His character may be judged by the fact that he was employed by one house for seventeen consecutive years, and he could have continued holding his high-salaried position during the remainder of his life if he had not concluded to branch out for himself. His store is fitted up in the most modern style, is complete in every respect, and the business which was begun there in 1887 has grown rapidly. "While I manufacture many preparations myself," said Mr. McDonnell, "I buy large quantities of proprietary medicines, and I have no difficulty in selling all of my stock of Hood's Sarsaparilla veiy quickly. Conse quently my orders for it are numerous every year. The demand for It, is constant all the year round, and the sale of Hood's is annually on the increase. This month I have purchased double the usual large quantity which I get from the wholesaler, and I expect that the call for it will keep getting greater. So far as I have observed, it gives entire satisfaction to everybody. Although it is used by so many people, I have never yet heard a word spoken against it or a doubt expressed oi its efficacy. When I am asked by customers for an opinion of its merits my usual answer is that the DRUGGIST S. A. MCDONNELL. amount sold is the best indication of its value. If it were not very good, indeed, the sale of it would not keep on getting larger and larger. The constant and increasing demand is a sure manifestation that Hood's Sarsaparilla has benefited all who have used it. "Now, let me tell you a little trade secret, j Myself and other druggists make nothing on | Hood's Sarsaparilla at present, on account of trade conditions which the druggists here have brought about themselves. As there is no profit in it for me, there is no inducement for me to handle it, but I cannot avoid doing so, for people come in and ask for Hood's, and it is business policy for me to give them what they want. They will not take any other, they want only Hood's, and if I have not got it they will go elsewhere. I might try to sell some other preparation on which I would make a profit, but the customer would not feel satisfied." These remarks not only show the solid repu tation of Hood's Sarsaparilla, but give a sug gestion of the keen business sense of Mr. Me- SAMUEL WALLER OF WALLER BROTHERS, DRUGGISTS. Donnell. He is determined to please his cus tomers. That is one reason of his sue cess. THE BEST OF ALL. What the Prominent Firm of Waller Bros. Say* of Hood's. "Of all the sarsaparillas, Hood's is by far the best, judging by the sales," said Samuel Waller of the well-known firm of Waller Bros., drug gists, at the southwest corner of Geary street and Grant avenue. "It Is a preparation for which there has been a wonderfjil demand. If it were not of the highest merit it could not have maintained its prestige for years aslt has done. The call for it at our store has been steadily increasing. It is a poor day for busi ness when we do not hand over at least two dozen bottles to customers. It is the great spring medicine, you know, ami we expect to sell a great deal of it this season." Tlie firm is composed of Julian L. Waller and Samuel Waller. They are clearheaded young men of ability, and their words have weight. To give an idea of their business capacity it may be remarked that the large drugstore which they conduct was en unprofitable ven ture until they took hold of it. As soon as the name of Waller Brothers appeared above the entrance fortune smiled on the place, and for years the young men have been prospering there. It was not luck which brought about the change, but sagacity, knowledge and en« terprise. At the Midwinter Exposition Waller Broth ers had the proud distinction of carrying off three gold medals for their own productions. They are the official druggists for thirty-five societies, among them being organizations of the Foresters of America, the Ancient Order of United Workmen, the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, the Red Men and other equally prominent bodies. Their standing has always been high. The brothers are graduates of the College of Pharmacy of the University of Cali fornia, are competent analysts and assayists, and when they agree with the public as to the virtues of a remedy even confirmed skeptics may well admit the worth of the medicine. "The fact is that some physicians prescribe Hood's Sarsaparilla in the formulas which they have sent to our drugstore," said Samuel Waller. "It is the household regulator of the poor man, but it is used not alone by people of moderate means. We have sold a large quantity of Hood's Sarsaparilla to rich fam ilies. The banker, as well as the humble laborer, is acquainted with, its good effects. If there is any panacea for diseases I really believe it is Hood's Sarsaparilla. It cures more ailments than any preparation I know of, sim ply by purifying the blood and toning up th« system. Though it is used by more people in spring than at other times of the year, gener ally speaking, there is a large demand for it here even during the winter months on ac count of its tonic properties. Many young ladies who go to entertainments night after night and thus weary themselves, find, as they have told me, that Hood's Sarsaparilla keeps h eir system in order and acts in a gentle way which restores their energy. Before they be gan using It they were troubled with ennui, and all that has vanished. Its blood-cleansing qualities are too familiar to be mentioned by me. It is the best selling article of any kind that we have in the store, and we keep all the preparations. There is nothing that druggists sell which we don't have, and so you can see that this comparison concerning Hood's Sarsa parilla means a good deal."