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LANDS IN TEXAS WERE UNLAWFULLY OCCUPIED Attorney General Filing Suits Agains Stockmen for Thousands of Dollars in Back Rentals. 0 AUSTIN, Oct. 6.— The investigation recently begun by the two State land ( O agents who were appointed two months ago on authority of the Legislature < ** reveals that not less than 18,000,0 if State land are being unlawfully j i coupled by stockmen in West Texas. A number of suits have already been j y instituted by the Attorney General against these unlawful occupants for re- ■ 'S covery of back rentals. The total number of suits yet to be filed aggre- < O gates over 400. < It Is estimated that the State will derive a total of revenue from these j §back rentals as a result of these suits of not less than 1600,000. These State j lands have been unlawfully fenced and occupied by stockmen, who have j • been grazing their thousands of head of cattle thereon for many years with- ■ 5 the State a cent of lease money. The money derived from these \ • back rentals will be applied to the State permanent school fund. to carry the cup across the ocean, the j American yacht which would go across to | win back the cup would be at as much ; disadvantage as the Shamrock is over here. He paid they rarely or never had | the light breezes over there or the calm seas which have characterized the first two attempts at races on this side, and that a yacht built for such light airs would stand little chance abroad, where the breezes were heavier and the seas more boisterous. It Is evident that Sir Thomas and his friends are modestly confident that the Shamrock will make an exceedingly good showing against the Columbia in a breeze and are greatly pleased at her good per formances in the light weather hitherto prevailing. Sir Thomas smiled when he was told j that the forecast for to-morrow promised j a fair day and plenty of wind and Bald j that such a day as to-day, without the | rain, was what he was longing for. Among i the most prominent of the guests aboard , the Erin during to-morrow's race will be j Admiral Sehley and the Governor Gen- ■ era] of Canada. Lord Minto. Admiral j Dewey, it is stated, will not be able to I accept Sir Thomas' invitation before j Tuesday any way, and nothing definite has been settled upon for that day. but It Is Admiral Dewey' s hope and Sir Thomas' most earnest wish that th for mer will be free from other engagements bo that he can witness at least one race . from the bridge of the Erin. INVESTIGATION OF DEWEY STANDS Witnesses Before the Mazet Commis- sion Testify That They Were Poorly Built. NKW YORK, Ot. 6. The most Interest- Ing discussion at to-day'e I the Mazet Investigation committee was the ! >r. i "harlea F. ■ th< i ■!, submitted certain wing that the I ... tructed in a sanitary i F. Bern . <-v. df th'- I •<• •■■ ■ that r settled matters by giving an Tne day bpi ■ wound up with an attempt to c: ■ Meyer, a fc Commissioner and partner In the jtate business with Richard Croker. Mr. Meyer broke out with a ; tion to being examined by Mr. Moss. ■ reputable man examined by him. CIRCUS WRECKED NEAR WATSONVILLE Two Cars Thrown From the Track and One of the Circus Employes Injured. WATBONVILLE, Oct. 6.— Main's circus trr.in was wrecked last night near this while on its way from Santa Cruz. Two cars were thrown fi^m the track and f the employes of the circus injured. One car was turned over and smashed badly. A it in the oar caused consternation by its cries, as it was thought many men were under the car. ]• :. believed ■ - on the part of the train men was the cause of the acci dent. STORING FLOOD WATER. LOS ANGELES, Oot B.— A State water convention will be held in the Chamber ommerce rooms to-morrow. Ways and means for the impounding of the ruins of the coming winter will be dis cussed. The conference will be a large one, Judging from the scope of tho present plans, including all the commercial bodies of Hit* city, the Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade and the Merchants' and Manufacturers' Association. In addition the Forestry Association, ;lto <'i:y Coun cil Ji ml the Board of Supervisors have been invited to take part in the discus sion. The gentlemen from the north, who represent the leading interests or Central California, will . plan for - supervision of the Impounding of water. The suggestion has been made that <'aii fornia Join with th<> Government in shar kil- equally the expense of ;i survey of "ir und dam sites and areas of drainage. Tho work could be done under lirection of the I'nited States Geo logical Survey. GRANGERS ELECT OFFICERS. KAPA, Oct. C— At the meeting of tho Statf Grange- the following officers were ! for the ensuing two years: Master. G. W. Worthen, 53.11 Jose; over seer, Charles W. Emery, Oakland; lec turer J. S. Taylor, Napa; steward, E. C. Lker. VI alia; assistant steward. J. C. Steele Jr., Pescadero; chaplain, Mrs. S. H. Dowev, Oakland; treasurer, A. D. Logan, Sa:i Francisco; gate-keeper, M. L). ::is. Petaluma: Pomona, Miss Belle Johnston. Courtlaad; flora, Miss Ella Cor nel!, Routiers; ceres, Mrs. John Bucker Jr.. Stuckton; lady assistant steward, Miss Delma Green. Courtland; organist, Miss Lena Lull, Sheldon. 1 Ami Interesting paper was read by Mrs. S. H. Dewey, chaplain, on the "First State Grange, recollections of the session held in California at Xapa." Extrn Tram Service PORTLAND. Or.. Oct. 6.— On October 15 the Southern Pacillc will inaugurate a double train service daily between this city an<i San Francisco. Fur several so heavj that It hns ! Eary to run the train In two section* south of Roseburs;, whore U train service ends. The second through train will leave this city at S:.1O a. no., arriving in Hun Francisco at s p. ro. : ■ ■ ' iv. The train will leave San • 7 In the morning and arrive in Portland at 7:15 t>. m. No Trace of Blacklesr. WOODLAND, Oct. C- Dr. Alexander, a veterinary Burgeon sent by the Supervis '^a'.c the lvixiris that black leg exists .iinniig the cattle in Capay Val ley, reports that he found no Bymptomi of the disease. He thinks the in, usual number of deaths was due to stagnant water. Machod Convicted. TACOMA, Wash., Oct C. - All or! M;i ehori ■ y •j f murder In the first degree, the jury being out but ten minute*. IJis crime was the brutal murder of his former wife. ■ ♦ . Still Another Oil Company OAKLAND, Oct. B.— Articles of incor poration were filed to-day by the Century oil Company of California, with Oakland iiiai-c of business. The capital stock is Btated of which $60,000 has been subscribed In s-.ims of 17500 each i>y the following, all <li: ye the last one named: William P. Todd, Edgar Bishop, Harry Newton, W. A. O. Mc- Kenzle, j. Prank Smith, j. Benson W-rean, H. K. Browne and John TituS, all of Oak laud. HARMONY IN THE OLO BAY STATE Massachusetts Republi cans Name a Ticket. Special Plspntch to The Call. BOSTON, Oct. fi.-The Republican State Convention to-day was exceedingly enthu c and harmonious and nominated the following ticket: Governor, William Mur- Dalton; Ueutenant Governor, John L. Bates. Boston; Secretary of State, William M. oiiii. Boston; Attorney a M. Knowlton, New Bedford; r. J,,hn W. Klmball. Fitchburg; Treasurer and Receiver General, Edwa.rd S. Bradford, Springfield. The platform op< ns with fell Itatlons upon the results which have followed the n of the R< ; •■.:'• llcan party to ;■ in all branches of the Federal Gov ernment. On the subject of national finances and the currency the platform says: 'i'-'ii'ls and notes payable In d>ln must be established by law to be payable In and provision made for supply of when required. Tin Republican party a unreservedly pledged to maintain the listing gold standard, and we look with confidence to th< Fifty-sixth Con : r the ( nactment ol i. • asurc s to bo t our monetary sj stei shall be ample monej for thi expanding business "i i)k- rountrj', and i" so arm ■be Tn asur> i h at all times protect th< credit." The pi.ii i'.n m irq • pening up of new markets for the manufa* I i nets of th . States; the develop ment of the merchant marine of thi< country, and such improvements of the principal hai tlie United shall . them acc< ble to the largest \ c -• 1< afli at. On the subject of trusts the platform says : "The Republican party of Massachu setts is unqualifiedly opposed to ;i monopoly and the capitalization of Uctftious and speculative valuations." The national administration is indorsed In tin- following paragraph: "We express our confidence In the pa triotic i leais of President William McKin ley and the high qualities of statesman- Bblp wirh which he has lmj i em <>.i his administration. He has enforced an ent conduct of affairs in every de partment of the Government: he lias ro cted the diplomatic Bervice as i>> win for th<^ United States the reaped and ad miration of foreign nations. The i war with Spain, which » by humanity, has been overwhelmingly vindicated by the results bo speedily and splendidly attained. We commend th»» tact, the patience, the skill and the statesmanlike spirit with which the Pres i.it nt has approached the perplexing prob lems arising fp>m the- war. I'nder th<> treaty with Spain the law of nations put upon the I'nlted States the responsibility for the peace and security of life and property, the well being and the future government of the Philippine Islands. Ac cepting this responsibility, it is our pro found trust that the present hostilities be brought to an early termination, and thai Congress, guided by a wise and patriotic administration, will establish and maintain In these nations, hitherto the h'ime of tyrants, a government as free, as liberal and as progressive as our own." Kuhn Answers Tobler's Suit. OAKLAND, Oct. 6.— Charles Kuhn to d ty filed nn answer to the suit brought by John and Christina Tobler to recover _ ■ damages on account of the alleged false arrest and malicious prosecution of Mrs. Toliier on a charge of disturbing the peace, growing out of an effort to subdue a cats mewing with a brickbat. Kuhn denies that he instituted proceedings against Mrs. Tobler maliciously and al leges that the arrest waV made in good faith and only for the purpose of pro moting the ends of justice and the public welfare. He asks that the case be dis missed with his costs. Football Man Hurt. BERKELEY, Oct. 6.— A football game between the teams of the Berkeley High Bchi ol and Boone's University Academy. played on the University of California Held '.his afternoon, resulted in an unfor tunate injury to one of the Berkeley men. George Elliot, playing center, became. wedged in at the bottom of a mass on tackle play and when the heap became [angled it was found that his leg \\;ts broken. Young Elliot was carried oft the field and placed under the care of Dr. J. S. Eastman. The injury is a com pound fracture of the right leg below the knee. Small Blaze at the Crellin. OAKLAND, Oct. 6.— A small blaze in one of th» rooms on the second floor of the Crellin Hotel, on Washington street. early this . evening caused consternation among some of the guests and might have resulted in a panic but for the prompt ac tlon of Paul Hoffman, the horseman, and Nick Perata, who hastened to the room, in question and dumped out through the window a lot of burning bedclothes which had Igrritod from the explosion of a coal cil stove, left standing in a strong draft. Lake Front Realty Deal. OAKLAND, Oct. 6.— The well-known Newton property, occupying a prominent location on Ihe lake front, has been pur chased by San Francisco pnrties for $30, --000, the sale being- negotiated by \V. P. Todd. The purchasers, whose names have not been given out, expect to extend Wayne avenue through the property and construct a stone wall on the boulevard frontage for a distance of 1200 feet It Is asserted that ?20,CM) will bo spent on the improvement of the property. Three Ten-Round Events. OAKLAND. Oct. C— The Reliance Ath letic Club has arranged a gentlemen's night for next Friday evenintr, 13th inst., when the following boxers will appear In ten-round matches: Charles Viekers of Son Francisco vs. Mike Morllss of San Francisco Athletic Club, at 135 pounds; Pote Recounl of the Olympic Club vs. Hilly Springfield of New York at 14"> pounds; Jnek McMahon vs. . Mortimer Meyer, both of San Francisco, at 130 pounds. Streitberger's Attorney's Fee. OAKLAND. Oct C— Judge Hall to-day awarded to Thomas F. Graber ISOOO i ul of the $3<>0.000 estate of th« late Christo pher Btreitberger as attorney fees lor ser vices rendered prior to Streitberger's death. Lectured on Child Study. An Interesting- lecture on "Child Study" was given last night at J^aguna Honda School by. Mrs. Green, president of the State organization of Mothers' Clubs. The classrooms were tastefully decorated with ferns and flowers, and light refresh ments were served during the evening. Mrs. Burr, Miss Klrvan of the Wash ington Grammar School and Miss Wil son of the Emerson Primary School also addressed the meeting. -• THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1899. McKINLEY DEDICATES A MONUMENT TO SOLDIERS Most Interesting Ceremonies Occur at Peoria During the President's Western Tour* PEORIA, 111.. Oct. 6 - A good part of ; the population of Peoria, the sec- ' "nd city of Illinois, to-day took j part In an elaborate demonstration ( to welcome to their city the Presi- | dent of the United States. The | | great event of the day was the unveiling ! of a beautiful monument erected by I Peoria's citizens, as a memorial to the sol- I diers of the Rebellion, living and dead. \ | The monument is a tall shaft of marble i ornamented at the base with bronze groups commemorating scenes of the j Civil War. It Is erected on an elevation ' : In front of the Courthouse, and by Its j base had been constructed a platform i i upon which the President and the mem- i i bers of his party took seats to review a i i long procession of militia, veterans of the i ! war and returning volunteers from the ! Spanish war. The concourse of people ! surrounding this platform and pack ing every street in its vicinity was by far the largest which has thus far greeted the President on his Western tour. After his review of the parade the President took his seat facing the veiled monu- i ment, by the side of Hon. Martin Kins man, chairman of the exert The monument was unveiled by S. A. Kinsey, who has been chairman of th> monument committee since its in ception in 1883. A great cheer burst from the multitude as the ! folds of canvas fell away from the J shaft. The President, leaning on the arm of Mr. Klhgman, and followed by | the Cabinet officers, made a tour of the open space surrounding the monument. In- : spectlng its beauties carefully on' all ! The sculptor of the figures at the base. Frita Triebel of Peoria, also walked by the side of the President during this ; Ins] tlon. The formal exercises of ; dedication were then proceeded with. An address wa'= given by -Mr. Kingman, followed by the President, who dedicated ihe monument In a forma! address. Al the conclu lon of the exercises a brief opportunity was given the crowd to j SOLDIERS' MONUMENT AT PEORIA, ILL. The visit of President McKlnley to Peoria yesterday was made the occasion of the unveiling of a granite and bronze statin?, a memorial to the heroes of the civil war. The monument stands at the southwest corner of the Court house square. It is the work of Fritz Triebel of Peoria, and cost J3:,000. The Ladies' Memorial Day Association raised this amount. shako hands with the President, although i the press of time did not allow more than an infinitesimal portion of the surging crowd to be presented to him,. The party I was next driven to the Corn Palace, a building wholly constructed of corn, j where the Peoria corn festival was in augurated by t' n >- President. An informal reception and dinner at the residence of ; J. is. Greenhut was the closing event of the President's visit to Peoria. The party | boarded the train at vir. and was rapidly carried to Galesburg to spend the night. The exercises which will take place at Knox College, Galesburg. to-morrow will ■ commemorate the forty-first anniversary of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas, one of i which was held at Galesburg. The Presi- i dent will participate upon the invitation of Dr. John M. Pinley, former president of Knox College, who urged him to be present at the instigation of the citizens of Galesburg. Mr. Pinley joined the party ai Washington, but will leave tho j train when Galesburg is reached. Colonel \ Clark E Carr, former I'nited States Mm- ■ tster to Denmark, will preside during to morrow's exercises, and the oration of ! the. day will be delivered by Postmaster | General Charles Embry Smith. Addresses will also be given by President McKinley, Senator Shelby M. Cullom and Congress man George W. Prince. PATRIOTIC SPEECHES MADE AT VARIOUS PLACES QUINCY, 111., Oct. 6.— Cannon boomed and bands played "Dixie" as President McKlnley alighted from the Campania, his private car. at the grounds of the Illi nois Soldiers' Home this morning. Fifteen hundred old inmates of the home cheered enthusiastically as the President and the members of the Cabinet took carriages to be driven between long platoons of sol diers around the beautiful grounds. Tho p-estJent was first esc.ort.-d to an impro vised platform, from which he bowed in TRANSPORT ASHORE IN THE BAHAMAS Haytien Government Steamer De fense Will Probably Prove a Total Loss. NUEVITAS, Cuba, Oct. 6.-The Hay tien Government steamer Defense, used as an army transport, has gone ashore near Fortune island, in the Bahama:-:, and will prove a total wreck. All on board were an ved. The Defense, which was formerly the Belize, was built In Glasgow In IST!. She had a displacement of 11D0 tons, was 231 feet In length and 28 feet ;i Indies in beam. She had the following armament: One 3 9-inch sun behind a shield, Lanet, qnick-firlng; two 3.9-lnch Krupp breech loaders; two 12-poumler howitzer and two Catling guns. _ Says She Met a Footpad. OAKLAND, Oct. 6.— Mrs. J. Cone of Mission San Jose has reported to Consta ble Gallett of San Leand.ro that an at tempt was made last night to rob and as sault her as she was riding home from Haywards. Mrs. Cone says that as she was passing the Zelle place on .he Hay ward's rood on her wheel a man stopped her and attempted to throw her down. He held her by the throat, attempting to choke her, but she managed to shake off her assailant, and picking up a rock she struck him between the eyes, rendering him unconscious. Mrs. Cone got on her wheel and rode through. H:iywards to San Leandro, where she told of her experi ence. Constable Gollett can find no ciew to the man who was left unconscious by the roadside. Free Delivery for Emeryville. OAKLAND, Oct. fi.— A free mall delivery service Is being agitated by the residents of Emeryville and a petition will be pre pared to be presented to Congressman Metcalf urging early and favorable ac tion. At present the Oakland Postofflee is credited with a considerable revenue which the Emeryvilleans claim rightly belongs to their town. acknowledgment of the veterans' greet- Ings, shaking hands with as many as pos sible. The Presidential party was then driven from the Soldiers' Home to the city propi r. Company F. Fifth Infantry, the Naval Reserves and Company F, Eighth Illinois Infantry, escorted the party through the business district. The sailors were sup plied with Hotchkiss guns, and as soon as the President arrived i:i sight of the public square a President's salute of twenty-one guns was Bred. Six thousand school children were massed on the east side of the Courthouse, waving Hags and Binglng national airs as the President ap peared. The streets of Quincy were liter ally packed with people. A swoet fair was In projection and along the line of march booths and arches had been erected. moßi of which flaunted tin stars and stripes and immense pictures of McKiniey and Dewey. The procession went by a circuitous route through the principal business streets of the city until the public; square was reached, where the President and members of the Cabinet ascended a platform to review long tiles of veterans from the Soldiers' Home. The President and several members of the Cabinet delivered brief addresses from the reviewing stand. The President said : "I thank you one and all for this pa triotic welcome. It has given me uncom mon pleasure to meet this morning at the Soldiers' Home the nun of 1881— the Vet erans who Bl l in the trenches and be hind the guns iii that year of grrat emer gency, when the life of the nation hung in the balance. (Applause.) It has given me like pleasure also to meet with the ex-soldiers ol the Spanish wars from the city of Quincy and the Naval Militia, representing the patriotism of isns. (Ap plause.) And it is gratifying to me to learn that you sent from this city one of the gallant young officers who fought with Dewey in Manila Bay. This is an era of patriotism, my countrymen. The United States has never been lacking in gratitude to its soldiers and its sailors who have fought in its cause, and the cause of the United States has EUROPE'S POSTAL SYSTEM STUDIED Congressman Loud Back in New York. Special Dispatch to The Call. NEW YORK, Oct. 6.— Congressman Eugene F. Loud, chairman of the House Committee on Posuoffices and Post Roads, and Superintendent Victor J. Bradley of the Railway Mall Service, who have just I completed a six weeks' tour investigating | the workings of the postal systems of ! Great Britain, France and Germany, are ! busy compiling a report of their observa i lions. The principal object of the excur- I sion abroad was to learn the amount of ; compensation paid railway companies ! there for carrying mails. Results in this ; direction are not satisfactory, as both the English and Continental systems of book keeping are different from the American system. Generally speaking, there is ! hardly a foreign idea that can be adapted to the American service with beneficial results. In one respect, that of prompt city deliveries, London and European citl?s generally are ahead of New York and American cities. London has about three times as many carriers and clerks as are attached to New York's postofflce, but the pay of the men is much less than in this city. Su perintendent Bradley has arrived at the conclusion that it takes three foreign car riers or clerks to do what one American does. "In England." said Mr. Loud, "we found | tho operation of a telegraphic service by . the Postoffice Department a costly thing for the Government. During only two out of the twenty years, 1 believe, that the 1 Government lias operated lines have tlia never Jacked defenders in every crisis of Its history. From the revolutionary days to the present the citizens of the L'nited States have been ever ready to uphold at any cost the flag and the honor of the na tion and to take all the responsibilities, born of duty, that can never be repudi ated. Duty unperformed is dishonor, and dishonor brings shame, which is heavier to carry than any burden which honor can impose. My fellow citizens, I thank you for this more than gracious •velcome and bid you all good morning." Secretary of War Root, Secretary of the Navy Long and Attorney General Griggs also made short but patriotic speeches. PEORIA, 111., Oct. 6. -Between Quincy and Peoria three brief stops were made at Macomb, Canton and Bushnell. At each of these stations the President was es corte*d from the train to platforms erected for the ocasion. The entire population of these towns appeared to have turned out to greet the chief magistrate, and he was invariably welcomed with boundless en thusiasm and applause. At Macomb the President said: "My fellow-citizens: I thank you for this cordial greeting and generous wel come. It is a pleasure for me to look into your faces, to feel your warm hearts and to know that you are interested in the prosperity and honor of the Government of the United States. These great assem blages of the people teach patriotism, and patriotism Is the mighty power that sus tains the Government in peace and unites us in war. (Great applause.) The patriot, loves his home, his family, his profession, his farm, his books, but he has a great love which includes all these— he loves his country. (Great applause.) No more splendid exhibition of patriotism was ever shown than was exhibited a few days ago in the distant Philippines. (Appiause.) That gallant Tennessee Regiment from our Southern border, that has been absent from home and family and friends for more than a year, was embarked on ship homeward bound. When the enemy at tacked our forces remaining near Cebu these magnificent soldiers disembarked from their ship and Joined their comrades on the firing line and achieved a glorious triumph for American arms. (Groat ap plause.) That is an example of patriot ism that should be an inspiration to duty to all of us in every part of our common country." The speech of President McKinley at Bushnell was as follows: "My fellow-citizens: I thank you for this warm welcome. I thank the chil dren of the schools for coming to give me greeting with the Hag of our country in their hands. The last two years have registered not alone our martial triumph, hut have recorded equal triumphs in peace. We have not only overcome In the war with Spain, but we have overcome the enemies of prosperity and scattered their forces, and to-day the I'nited States is enjoying an era of prosperity unprece dented In our history. No man rejoices m<>re in that fact than do I, because it bus taken blessings to the homes and the firesides of seventy millions of my coun trymen." PRESIDENT M'KINLEY MEETS COLONEL BRYAN PEORIA. 111., Oct. B.— Colonel William Jennings Bryan sat directly behind Presi dent McKinley this afternoon at Canton, 111., while the President delivered a brief address to the citizens of that town. A street fair is in progress at Canton and Colonel Bryan had been secured to de liver a two hours' speech. The Nebraskan was among the first to greet President McKinley as ho left the train and ascend ed the platform. Whea the President ion eluded his address he turned and neartily grasped Colonel Bryan's outstretched hand. "(Jood-by, Mr. President," said Colonel Bryan, and the President responded with a word of farewell. This closed the short meeting between the former rivals of 1596, as the Presidential train lc-ft immedi ately. Colonel Bryan delivered his address after the departure of the President. wires paid Interest and operating ex penses, and the service is relatively no cheaper than here. The minimum charge is G pence for twelve words, including ad dress and signature, and they have to use cipher and codes and keep within the limit. A man hardly thinks of signing his full name to a telegram. "Owing to the high paper rate news papers make little use of tho mails. A charge is made for forwarding letters on the train after the mail intended for that train is closed. Six o'clock in the evening is the general mail-closing time and trains start at 8 o'clock that will reach all parts of the country by morning. If a. man posts a letter after 6 o'clock for one of these 8 o'clock trains he has to pay an extra fee." Colgan Brings Suit. SANTA ROSA. Oct. 6— The State of California, by State Controller Colgan. brought action in the Superior Court here to-day to recover $6035 for the maintenance of persons sent from Sonoma County to the Glen • Ellen Home for the Feeble- Minded. The Crystal Hot Sea Baths. Physicians recommend the Crystal warm sea water tub and swimming baths. North Beach. • " You Can't Catch the Wind in a Net" Neither can you cure catarrh by local applications. It is a constitutional disease, and is cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla be- cause it is a constitutional remedy. It expels from the blood the impurity <which causes the disease, and rebuilds and repairs the inflamed membranes. ENGINEERS ARE ROW UP IN ARMS Object to the Personnel Law of the Navy. \'. • RESIGNATIONS THREATENED > LINE OFFICERS ARE SHOWN THE PREFERENCE. . * Engineers Qlaim That the Ruling of the Secretary Does Not Follow the Intent of the Law. Special Dispatch to The Call. CALL HEADQUARTERS, WELLING TON HOTEL, WASHINGTON. Oct. 6.— The operation of the new personnel law of the navy, which went into effect on July 1 last, does not meet with the approval of a large number of Jhe former engineer officers. One able member of that corps has already resigned, and others are likely to follow. The Engineer Corps:, it will be remembered, was merged with the line corps, taking rank with the latter, and the Engineer Corps has ceased to exist. The duties hitherto performed on board ship and ashore by engineer officers solely will In the course of time be distributed among officers who, without being spe cialists, show an aptitude and preference for such service. In other words, it will be attempted to make the line officer fit for all-around duty on deck and In the engine-room, and there are already mis- ; givings as to the practical working of j this plan. Of the 170 officers of the defunct Engin- j eer Corps there were on July 1 ten who | became captains and sixteen ranking as ', commanders. The average ages of these j two grades were 60 and 56 years, respect ively; their tour of sea duty has termin ated, and they will hencetorth perform engineer duty on shore only. Twenty eight lieutenant commanders of 49 years ! average age are to perform engineer duty i at sea or on shore unless they qualify for general duties of the line by examina tion, in which latter event they will be eligible for command and other duties of the line. Next follows forty-five lieuten- i ants, of which the hrst twenty-five aver- | age 43 years and the other twenty about i 40 years, who are in the same category as the lieutenant commanders. Seventy-one lieutenants of the two grades and ensigns are slated to perform iine duty, but are | required to qualify by examination for j such duty after March 3. 1901. General order No. 524 Issued by the Navy ! Department formulates and defines the j duties of former engineer officers, and also those of the warrant machinists, of < which latter a corps of one hundred war rant officers is in course of formation. A certain number of the former engineer officers, embracing seventy-three lieuten ant commanders and lieutenants, are up in arms against the new law, claiming that the Secretary's ruling is contrary to the intent of Congress. The Secretary has already issued orders to about thirty of these officers to prepare for sea duty and for a course of instruction in line work. It Is evident that none of the lieu tenant commanders and at least twenty five of the lieutenants are suited for such change- of work, and that it will simply be a waste of time for men on the shady side of 40 to attempt to learn a new pro fession. On the other hand, no line officer | has as yet been ordered to qualify for en gineering duty, but upward of seventy of the recently appointed warrant machinists have been assigned to ships and will per form the duties hitherto carried on by engineer officers. The line officers are evi dently getting even with the former en gineers for the lntter's assurance to de mand positive rank, and the Bureau of Navigation is doing some artistic Italian work. The engineers were only after the rank of line officers, but did not wish to perform the duties of line officers. Much against the wishes of the greater number, they are now forced to go through a course of line duty instruction, for which they have no taste, and failing in the (nullifying examination— which the major ity are surf tn do— their position is some what humiliating. It has always been contended by the ma- ] jorlty of line officers that the duties of a high priced and highly scientific officer on board ship could be equally well per formed by a warrant engineer at $100 per month. This is now being done, and i places the scientific commissioned en gineer officer on a level with the warrant machinist. It would appear as if the whilom engineers made a bad bargain when they bartered their substantial ex istence as a special corps for the empty honor of military titles. As for the war rant machinists' corps, composed of prac tical engineers competent to care for and to run and repair their engines, it is only a matter of a few years when it will clamor for commissions as regular officers in the navy, and It is sure to succeed just as the recent engineer corps had pro gressed from plain "greasers" to commis sioned officers. CRUSHED IN A HARVESTER,. J. Draper Killed by the Machine He Invented. MERCED, Oct. 6.— J. Draper, the In ventor of a combined harvester, met his death last night at the Inglesbe ranch, a MRS. NETTIE HARRISON'S FOUR-DAY HAIR RESTORER. Safe to use. Easy to ap- ply. Certain in its results. Magical in its effects on gray and faded hair. Re- stores the natural color of youth without any incon- veniences or disagreeable effects. It is not a dye and is not in any way injurious. $1.00 per bottle. All drug- gists. THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS RECEIVED FROM DELIGHTED USERS. MRS. NETTIE HARRISON, DERM VTOLC GIST, 40-42 GEARY ST. . SAN FRANCISCO. BAJA CALIFORNIA Damiana Bitters Is a Ureai Kesiurutive, lnvigoraior anu .Ncr- Vine. The most wonderful aphrodisiac and Special Tonic for the Sexual Organs of both sexes. The Mexican Remedy for Diseases of the Kid- neys and Bladder. Sells on Its own Merita. NAUER. AI..FS * BRUME. Agents. 523 Market street. 8. F.— (Send for Circular.) fc£sl Glilokeatai'a Encllsh Dlaiaood Brand. - f ENHYROYAL FILLS ENNYROYAL PILLS 9 ■~^*~X Original and Only Genuine. A r y»7^>.\ sure. alw»,T§ Mliable. la o i i t> ask /^V fi> 71 lu-jiifu Drngtist Ibr ChUKatert BnqlUh Dia-tZn"* £J*it£}Qfips\'n<>n.l Brand in Kcd actf Gild m«ullle?\>9 *ES. italad with b'.uo ribbon. Tnke V&T MA ig^ -Jflo other. Refu-f dnngtr:*.! mbititw V I"I — fw tions and imitatu nt. At Uruggittt. or tend 4«. I C- Jit tn (tamps for p '.rtlculari. tc»timoalilj sat \w 19 " Kcllof "or Lodlcn," in w.ier, b» re tnr» ■Skf - /T Midi. 0,000 TntlßesUlt. Una, Paper. •*"*/ Chli>b^*>rC>ieitllOßlOo.,MnOl»«aBQa«»r% mi all i>r«<fUth m . JPH IL ADA- few miles north of Merced, while oiling the machine he invented. The harvester was sent to the Inglesbe ranch for trial and was not working properly so Draper was sent for from Stockton to place it in running order. He was oiling the machine while it was in motion when his arm was caught in the chain and he was dragged in and crushed to death before the horses could be stopped. Draper was 6.3 years of age and spent several years working on his invention. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 fl. Palpitation 6 of Heart, ""vu^j^' ■ ?• ladies. Dizziness, /HUDYAN FOR NERVES :\ ■ V fILL DRUGGIST S-50c. ) All the above symptoms denote nerv- ous disorder. That HUDYAN cures is proven by the letter of MRS. WAT- SON, who writes: Dear Doctors: I am so well pleased over the result of HUDYAN in my case that I want you to know of It. I was in poor health. My nerves were affected, and besides I suffered with an illness pe- culiar to my sex. 1 had no appetite, suf- fered intense headaches, could not sleep at night. Was pale and thin and so weak that I could scarcely walk. HUDYAN removed every indication of my trouble and I am to-day in -perfect health. I do recommend HUDYAN. U-V/v;;. MRS. H. T. WAToON. Los Angeles, Cal. HUDYAN is palatable, pleasant in effect and cures permanently. Get HUDYAN from your druggist, 50c a package, six packages for $2.50. If he does not keep it, send direct to HUD- YAN REMEDY CO.. cor. Stockton, El- lis and Market sts., San Francisco, Cal. CONSULT HUDYAN DOCTORS- FREE. CALL OR WRITE. JlllllllllMllllllllllimilllllltlllllllllMllllllllllllllllllk E|^ Dl II Q ■ I am &■ = I Cure I ! Constipation I I and I I Siok Headache ! i • Quicker than anything else. S | 10 cents and 25 cents— Druggists. i nun iMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiMiinir UNITED STATES BRANCH. STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION AND AFFAIRS —OF THE- — — " V QUEEN INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. IN THE STATE OF NEW York on the 31st day of December, A. D. | 1898. and for the year ending on that day, as made- to the Insurance Commissioner of the State of California, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 610 and 611 of the Political Code, condensed as per blank furnished by the Com- missioner. CAPITAL . Amount . °. £ Capital Stock, - Pa - up In %mm °° ASSETS. Real Estate owned by Company...... $721,770 68 Loans on Bonds and Mortgages...... Cash Market Value of all Stocks and Bonds owned by C0mpany............ 3,491,531 Amount of Loans secured by pledge of Bonds. Stocks and other mar- ketable securities as collateral Cash in Company's Office 11.759 3. Cash in Hanks VVI- •• 102.503 4o Interest due and accrued on all Stocks and Loans ....... 44,04297 Interest due and accrued on Bonds Premiums In due * Course of Coflec-. 2g9860 M Premiums in due Course of Collec- Bl"^recVlVabje"noV 'matured, taken 289,560 61 I BIIH receivable, not matured, taken for Fire and Marine Risks 228 50 Rents due and accrued 3.599 31 Due from other Companies for rein- surance on losses already paid 4jw Total Assets ..$4,668,340 78 LIABILITIES. Losses adjusted and unpaid •••••••• $57,650 83 Losses In process of Adjustment or _^ iissefrelisted.Vincluding'jxpenses:: 17.102 45 Gross premiums on . Flre «'!:** In- ning one year or less. $1,330,013 77. reinsurance 50 per cent ]■■■■•■;- .°°« « Gross premiums on Fire Risks run- ning more than one year. $1,650,- -225 81: reinsurance pro ........ 86 . 22 15 Gross premiums on Marine and In- , land Navigation Risks. $ ; — ; Gro^8 SU premlums on Marine Time Risks $ '• reinsurance 50 Due" "ml ' ' accrued" " " for salaries; rent etc 10,39S 09 All other demands agalns the Com- - pany 116,497 71 Total Liabilities .$1.844.865 S3 INCOME. ' Net Cash actually received for Fire premiums .............. ..$1,868,588 Z3 Net Cash actually received for Ma- * rine premiums ;;•••: •:' Received for Interest on Bonds and Received for Interest and dividends or. Bonds. Stocks, Loans and from all other sources 122. 41 Received for Rents 8.224 30 Total Income ..$1.959,934 96 EXPENDITURES. • Net amount paid for Fire Losses (Including $144,662 43. losses of pre- vious years) $1,030,573 09 Net amount paid for Marine Losses (including $ ; — . losses' of previous years '. Dividends to Stockholders 100,000 00 Paid or .allowed • for Commission or Brokerage 309.74113 Paid for Salaries. Fees and other charges for officers,, clerks, etc 187,158 83 Paid for State, National and local taxes 51.549 71 All other payments and expenditures 119.551 73 Total Expenditures $1,858,874 60 Fire Losses Incurred during the year.... $1, 07*. 446 60 Risks and Premiums. Fire Risks. Premiums. Net amount of Risks written during the year ............... ... j $233,266,210 $2,363,90185 Net amount of Risks expired during the year- 230,970.758 2.491,132 05 Net amount In force December 31. IS9B 256.9fi3.211 3.015.239 58 JAS- A. MACDONALD. PresT" G. W. BURCHELL. Sec. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 25th day of January. 1899. , T. LIVINGSTONE KENNEDY Notary Public. PACIFIC COAST DEPARTMENT : ROLLA V. WATT, Manager, N.W. Corner Pine and Sansome Sts., SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Pacific Coaet Department— Alaska, Washing- ton, Oregon. Montana. Idaho, Nevada Utah. Arizona. California and the Hawaiian Islands. Agencies everywhere.