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STUBBS MADE CLAIM HE ONLY WANTED GOOD MAN Conference Devised in Yellow Building. Tricky Plan to Get Interstate Commissioner Who Should Represent Huntington's Interest and Not the Coast's. SOME surprise was occasioned by the publication in The Call Sunday morning of all the facts concern ing the conference in the Southern Pacific 'offices last week between H. E. Huntlngton, J. G. Stubbs and the ex- . ecutive committee of the Pacific Coast Jobbers' -and Manufacturers' elation. . The facts were correctly reported. Mr. Stubbs then and there declared that he j had nominated General N. P. Chipman i and further said that he would not with- ' draw his stiport from Chipman. That is | a pnrt of the current history of the move- j inent in which the mercantile interests j of the Pacific Coast are concerned large- , ly. But there is another chapter that has ; not heretofore, bfen told. Btubba knew earlier than did the merchants that there would be a vacancy upon the Interstate Commerce Commission. The merchants received the information through him. The story of the meeting, when they learned j the facts, is one of unusual Interest. Two leading merchants were requested | by Mr. Stubbs to call upon him on tne : Sd day of October. They went to the yel low building and there mot Stubbs. The subject matter was made known j with little delay. Mr. Stubbs told them . that he •■■■■■■ received a letter from the j East and that therein the news came that v. . J. Call) had sent In his resignation us a member of the Interstate Commerce ' Commission and that it was to take effect j upon the Ist day of October. The news j had not yet reached San Francisco by i wire. Stubbs had requested the mer chants to •■..■■ and talk about trie Inter- : state Commerce Commissionershlp, so he I said. He considered that it would be a j good thing to have the- vacancy on the ; commission tilled by a man from and rep resenting the Pacific Coast. "He need not j be a professional man to fill the position j well; not necessarily.*" said Stubbs. | "but he should be a business man— one , well acquainted with the business and traffic peculiarities of the coast. Stubbs then Invited th two merchants . to express their opinions in the matter. They both concurred with Stubbs that ! the coast ought to be represented by an | Interstate Commerce Commissioner. Then i one of the merchants asked Stubbs if he ■ had any choice tor a Commissioner. ; "No." said Stubbs, emphatically, "no, i I have no one to offer; all that I want is v Brood man for the place." The merchants believed that Stubbs was i net ing in good faith, and that he meant . what he said. j "Tlil' first thins to he done,' said Stubbs; "is to get the commercial bodies ! of the whole coast to petition the Presi- j dent to recognize the Pacific Coast in ! making the appointment. Some one must ; Be? the newspapers and get the ball to rolling. I cannot do that, for the news papers are in such a rabid mood concern ing the Southern Pacific Company that they would not listen to me." Some additional conversation took place, j Finally the merchants went away, having j it firmly Impressed upon their minds that j Stubbs « had no candidate. They realized j fully; then, that the selection of a busi ness man. conversant with conditions upon the Pacific Coast, would bo of bene fit to the commercial community. It never once dawned upon them that : Stubbs, acting for the Southern Pacific Company, would be guilty of trying to have the company's own attorney select ed as member of a commission before which the company might have to appear to answer charges, aa a defendant, at any | time. Tiie sequel shows how badly they j were mistaken. ; The mercantile organizations of this I city held meetings and recommended to I President McKinley that some Pacific j Coast man should be nominated as Com- j missioner. While they were doing this. ' and securing the co-oppration of the com mercl bodies in other cities, it may be, or may not be the fact, that Stubbs : "snickered ,'.' as the 'Ing is, "in his sleeve." Certainly, the Pacific Coast Traffic Association, the temporary body that Immediately : • ceded the Pacific Coast Jobbers' and Manufacturers' Asso ciation, did not know that Stubbs even. then had a Joker in his hand, when they were preparing to enlist the co-operation of th coast. When The Call first made known the fact that the Southern Pacific Company was taking advantage of the situation to try to got the President to name the rail road company's attorney general aston ishment was occasioned. A large num ber of leading business men of the city In Interviews named tho requisites for a I candidate who could do full justice to the busin< and transportation interests of the Pacific Coast. "He must be a business man; one ac quainted intimately with traffic matters —not a lawyer or politician. The last provision was dwelt upon by many merchants who are leaders in commercial circles. Mr. Stubbs, who says that he nominated Chlpman. Justified tho opinion of many public spirited men in California and else*- i where. concerning ths ethics of the yel low "knockery," by getting out and into circulation a petition to President Me- Kinley to name Chipman for Commis- Hiomr, and the merchants knew nothing of the matter. A number of merchants iind others were induced to sign the pe tition in behalf of Chipman, when it was I taken around in this city by H. B. Car penter, and in Sacramento by D. O. Mills ; upon the same sort of representation' FREIGHT RATES TO THE ORIENT SHOVED UPWARD The Roads Want More Money. Romp time ago the different transcon tinental roads, Inspired by the Southern j J'acific Company, decided to raise the on all the principal commodities shipped out of this country to the great distributing points In the Orient. This to be accomplished by an agreement <1 Into between the various roads and their ocean steamship connections, and the only reason for the move was found in the increased business be liik done between the I'nlted States and eastern world and the situation which, since the commencement of the war, has been a lack of vessels for char t«r. This scarcity of bottoms has placed the merchants In a position of being obliged to accept any additional burden that the roads decide to place upon them, for the reason that they control the only means of getting the goods, which, In cases have been already Bold, Eo the markets for which they are destined. As many of these sales were based on the old schedule of freight rates It is easy that tho coast should have a I tlve on the commission. More than oni merchant who happened trustee or preside nt of ■ zation of commercl il or Indu .: ■■ asked whether he ob ;in added to his name on th< petition. Merchants did not know that there would be anj oth< ■ the field. They per mitted their names to be slgi clals. Thus tho railroad appeared to have grained the indorsement of several Izations, when It really had only Individ ual signatures. One organixal thus was signed up, the Bigner h ivlng been misled, has since Indorsed Mr. Wheeler as a body. The president of an other organization signed as . . ual. but on the petition the institutl h he Is the official head was made ppear to Indorse Chlpman as a Pays passed and the Chlpman petition secretly circulated, and the great mercantile body of the Pacitlc Coast was In entire ignorance of what was gning un. Then the fact was fully realized that a sr.rakthief trick had ! een played on them. The two business men who had called upon Mr. Stubbs saw that he had used them only to pull his chestnuts out of the fire. Courtesy of the most common sort c suggested that they should hay been notified if Mr. Stubbs hi h« desi ribed his act at the meeting In the yellow "knockery" last week, nominated General Chlpman. They were as fully In \hf dark as were all the Other merchants and manufacturers of the coast It Is still the Southern Pacific Company nirnlr.st the en ess Interests of : aciflc Coast in the matter of the ncy on the Intersl I imerce Festerday a communication received from the Seattle i i immei ■by the P • -r Jobbers' and Manufacturers' Association. This signed by Thomas W. Prosch, secre tary. The •s: "This Chamber of Commerce has recommei Wiiliam R. Whe< ler to 1 I ir members of Congress representing us at Washing ton, iv C., for appointment as member of the Interstate Commerce Commission." In this city a Joini petition Is In prep aration, to be signed by 'he president and secretary of the various commercial ■ in San Francisco and to be for warded to President McKlnley. From ona ;' the coast to the other letters are coming- In from private Individuals and business firms Indorsing Mr. Wheeler. BUSINESS MAN WANTED. i LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30.—Notwithstand j ing the indorsement of W. R. Wheeler of I San Francisco by the Pacific Coast Job j bers' and Manufacturers' Association to j represent tne coast States on the Inter- I state Commerce Commission and his I backing of the Portland Chamber of Com ! merce, It is understood in commercial cir cles in this city that the present compli cated position the matter has assumed may end in no appointment being made from this coast. The Los Angeles com mercial bodies are a unit for 'Wheeler, but to-day they are Informed that General X. P. Chipman of Red Bluff is in the running and that he Is groomed by the Southern Pacific. The matter is further compli cated by the action of the San Francisco Manufacturers' an.l Producers' Associa tion that first Indorsed Chlpman by adopting resolutions favorable to Chip man, while to-day a letter is received from the same body containing resolu tions commending wheeler. The contest according to the Los Angeles contingent appears to be resolving itself Into one of the hammering affairs for which Califor nia has for years been noted and that usualy end in the aspirations of the coast being defeated. A prominent wholsaler to-night when asked to give an opinion said: "A polit ical string is behind this matter. If the Los Angeles business men are willing to trust Wheeler our representatives can af ford to do bo. As we are warring with the Southern Pacific and other roads we aßk for a plain business man, one who knows his business and who does not play Into the hands of the corporations." WHEELER INDORSED. Two Thousand Santa Clara Republicans Voice Their Sentiments. BAN JOSE, Oct. 30.— The Republican Good Government League of Santa Clara, which represents over 2000 Republican voters, at a well attended meeting- passed a resolution indorsing William R. Wheeler for the vacancy existing In the Interstate Commerce Commission. It was urged that the Pacific Coast needed a representative in that body. The follow- In?; resolution was passed unanimously: Resolved, That we heartily indorse the ap pointment of William R. Wheeler of San Fran cisco as a member of the Interstate Commerca Commission, believing sail appointment to be In the Interests of good government and the future of our Golden West. Copies of the resolution will be sent to the President and to the Congressional delegation representing California. The Good Government League is made up largely of orchardlsts, vlneyardlsts find farmers, and the resolution* shows the sentiments of these classes. A motion was also carried against the holding of a special session of the Legis lature for the purpose of electing a T'nited a Senator, as it was feared that Dan Burns or some other unsuitable person would be elected. to see the harm that a sudden increase reaching in many oases to over 65 per cent, has occasioned to the sellers on this side of the ' They are obliged to fulfill their con tracts, and the unexpected lump in the expense of transportation more than eats up any prolit they may have hoped to make. In nearly every case the goods that have suffered the greatest taxation are those for which there is the greatest de mand and which form the bulk of ex port from the United States, particularly the South and West. Thus canned Roods have pone up from 75 cents to $1 25 per 100 pounds in carload lota and from $123 to $1 75 per hundred In less than carload shipments. Boots and shoes are rated at $3 in carload lots and at $4 50 in lesser quantities. Cotton piece goods have gone from $107 to $135 and from $1 35 to $1 7. >. Electrical machin ery, appliances and supplies have been raised from $1 2." to $2 in carload lots and from $175 to $3 In other quantities. Gin ping nails, spikes, paper, soap, wood pulp, alcohol, high spirits and wines, raw cot ton, glue, tobacco In all shapes, packing house goods, such as bacon, hams, beef pork, pips feet and f In fact, everything that hna any call whatever in the Orient haiß been advanced from 45 to 65 per cent These figures when applied to the im mense shipments that are yearly made ™ o this country to China and" Japan alone mean hundreds upon thousands of dollars added to the already Immense »rnlnn of t\, he different companies ; "h1 H Is from the legitimate profits of "he merchants that this new source of reve nue is made to flow bo r a h rd"s c r r a sl? ppl^r frora all Atlantic sea nointq 'to PSn s°' e * teTn ttnd Southern Fn Cnma°and ia gU ' ar P ° intS ° entr^ Theodore Wores' Paintings. Pictures painted by Theodore Wore consisting of portraits and scenes In t m oTh b e er c Xl u' b iAon. ClUb WUI ""&&% THE !?a:N FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1899. MADHOUSE CLAIMS NOTED AMOS LUNT, THE HANGMAN AMOS I-t'N'T, the hangman of San Quentln, driven Insane by the specters of the twenty odd mur- derers around whose necks heß had placed the death noose in <>I»*ril-H ence to the law of which he was t):<-H servant, was yesterday committed '"I the Napa Asylum. The verdict of I>r1 >r H J. 11. Barbat, reinforced by the •-\ H pert opinions of Drs. Ruthers andH Windell and the sorrowful testimony^ of the unfortunate man's wife. wasH that the ex-hangman was suffering^ from melancholia, and upon this tes-M tlmoiiy Judge Hahrs reluctantly slgno.dM the order <<f commitment. Am"sl Lunt's friends and Mrs. I, tint tindH some consolation in the hope that un-H der skillful treatment the strlrkonM man may in time recover his m<\;i;i!l equilibrium, but this hope is .'loiulodM with the horrible tear that instead '.' : 'H recovering the demon-haunted brainH may bo completely wrecked by 'i'"H continued strain to which it la hoingH subjected and the tainted uim.'sphereM ci the madhouse. The Amos hunt of to-day Is a tarJM different ■■tin from the Amos I, mil 'H a few weeks aga The strong, st.vi-M nerved, hard-headed hangman hasH been transformed into a weak, tivmb-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H ling:,- nerveless, palsied wreck of humanity, afraid of his own shadow. His condition Is truly pitiable. The weird shadows of the night to his distorted vision transform themselves into a myriad of vengeful devils, each reaching forth a pair of claw-like hands to clutch his throat, while fiendish leers of triumph distort their already hideous faces. "With daylight the grinning de mons come to him in different form, but always with the same faces, the faces of the executed murderers who perished by his official hand on the prison gallows. The priceless boon of sleep is denied him. and his poor, specter-racked brain knows no rest or respite from the horrible nightmare. N i murderer among the long array of those around whose guilty necks Amos Lunt placed the deadly hangman's noose ever suffered such torture as Is being inflicted by an inscrutable Providence on the Innocent Instru ment of their taking off and probably not one among them would, even in his most vengeful moments, have wished such a fate to befall his execu tioner. SCHOONER SINKS AT STOCKTON Mishap to the Energy, Wheat Laden. Special Dispatch to The CBJI. STOCKTON. Oct. 30.— The schooner En ergy, with 9-" 1 " sacks of choice milling wheat on board, sunk at 3 o'clock this , morning in Stockton Channel, just op i posite the western end of the Union Transportation Company's shed. There are several reports as to what caused the ; vessel to sink. The crew of the Energy claim that rain Boaked into the deckload of wheat and added so much weight that the vessel was unable to float. Others : claim that the schooner leaked. It is de i cleared that she had on a cargo weighing en sixty and seventy tons, notwith iing that her registered tonnage is but slightly over fifty. The schooner arrived In the channel at about T o'clock last evening in tow of the tug Rush. The vessel tied up at the South Wharf, but the captain of the sen ■ i on sounding, that the water was illow next to the wharf that wiien thf> tide fell the boat would ground and Ily capsize. He therefore moved the Energy to the middle of the channel and anchored. But one of the crew was on the vessel when she went down. He was In the eah ! In and narrowly escaped drowning. Had i the water in the channel been a few feet i deeper the sailor would not have escaped. : As it was the top and companlonway of i the house of the schooner were not en tirely submerged. The wheat belong to Jacob Simon and was being shipped to the Sheperd Doyle Company for storage. The wheat swelled so that many of the sacks burst open. A barere was tnwed alongside the sunken ncr to-day and the work of trans ; ferring the grain from the schooner cora i menced. Dewey in His New Home. WASHINGTON. Oct. 30. — Admiral Dewey to-day took possession of his new home. The last of the furniture was ar ranged In the new house to-day and the admiral's trunks were brought up from the apartments he has been occupying at the Everett. 08^ k ~^^*3B I j^ll B 5 j^m MOM ■ HP" Ira. I ■■§ VA A j\^* frl^ IoNp^^LAND TtoNGKONO EDcrcle s .lhe with it*, world 'famed laxative remedy M^P i ■■uinMiMir for sale by the reputable- Dru^iststhroudhouf the world -Price 50 cents per bottle THE HIGHEST OBJECT I Of the art of advertising is to correctly inform the public of the merits of any article, and truthful statements always prove most effective In time. The val- uable reputation acquired by the Cali- fornia Fig Syrup Co., by reason of the excellence of the pleasant laxative rem- -1 edy, Syrup of Figs, which it manufac- i tures/ confirms the statement which the company freely makes, that the best of remedies only should be used when j required by the human system. If a j laxative remedy is required the most gentle and effectual — Syrup of Figs I should be given the preference over the AMOS L.T7NT. BOLD HOLD-UP ON CROWDED STREET Louis Footpads Make St. a Good Haul. Special Dispatch to The Call. FT. LOUIS, Oct. 30.— Robert B. Jen nings, secretary nnd manager of the Broadway Cable Company, was held up this afternoon on the corner of Washing ton avenue and Broadway nnd robbed of a large cum of money. The robbery oc curred on a crowded down-town corner. The thieves escaped with their booty. Mr. Jennings was coming from the Boatman's Hank, where he had drawn the money to pay off his men. When boarding a car to go to the company's office three men pushed him into a cor ner and took the money. The men got away with $1043 In cash and J45.275 In negotiable paper. A man who saw the robbery got a good look at one of the robbers, nt whom he gave a description to the police. Several years ago Mr. Jennings, who Is an elderly man, was robbed In a similar manner. His assailants were, captured and are serving terms in the pentlten tiary. VIOLATE THE FISH LAWS. Revenue Cutter Perry Has Returned From a Cruise. SEATTLE. Wash., Oct. 80.— The United States revenue cutter Perry", Captain W. F. Kilgore, returned home to-day from a five months' cruise in Alaskan waters. Captain Kilgore. says he found several flagrant violations of the fish laws and regulations on the part of certain can n< ry corporations; that they have fenced one particular stream, preventing the sal mon from renching their spawning grounds. The matter has been reported to the Government. Tulare County Teachers Meet. VISAL.IA. Oct. 30.— The Tulare County Teachers' Institute convened here to-day for four days' Beaslon. There were 154 teachers in attendance. Dr. Kendriek C. Kiihcock of the State University Is chief Instructor. old-time cathartics and liver medicines, which were disagreeable to the taste and frequently Injurious as well. The more one takes of salts and pills the more constipate! the system becomes; while on the other hand one enjoys both the method and results when Syrup of Figrs is taken. It Is pleasant and re- freshing to the taste and acts gently yet promptly on the kidneys, liver and bowels; cleanses the system effectual- ly, dispels colds, headaches and fevers and overcomes habitual constipation permanently; also biliousness and the many ills resulting therefrom. The great trouble with all other purgatives and aperients is not that they fail to act, when a single dose is taken, but that they act too violently and Inva- STAFFORD SAID "BOODLE" AND GEDGE GOT MAD Sudden Adjournment of School Board. THE SCAVENGER TO BLAME • MRS. BEANSTON REINSTATED IN HER POSITION. "I said boodle," grinned Director Staf ford. "So did I," echoed Director Stow. "You be careful what you say, sir," lisped the ladylike Director Gedge; and then to avoid the wrath to come from Di rector Conlon's business partner Director Eels moved that the Board (if Education adjourn and President Bergerot turned lot se a Bigh of relief and ordered it done. A matter of saving Director Cole some thing like VuO per month was behind it all. It is common talk in the School Depart ment that the present scavenger whose duty it is to keep the schools free of gar hires the wagon he uses from Cole, who, when he i 3 not attending school meetings, is In the teaming business. Last August one of the members of the Scav engers' Union offered to do the work for $5u a month less and furnish his own wagon. He has been offering to do it ever since. His proposition, however, has been combated from the ;start by directors Armstrong, Conlon, Gedge, Kemp and at times Bergerot. It came up again last night and Director Stafford got up to ask why, if hiring the new man would save the city $50 a month, it was not done, he Insinuated that only one reason could stand In the way of so commendable a measure of economy. Gedge got up to explain. "Boodle," laughed Stafford, and "-Boodle." said Stew. "You arc a lot of cheap guys," yelled Kemp, jumping to the assistance of Di rector Conlon' a partner. Gedge demanded that Stafford repeat what he had said and Stafford obligingly complied. Then. Oedge let loose his threateneing warning and Mr. Eels got nervous and the meet ing was out. Cole's scavenger, however, r'-mained. The board reinstated Mrs. Emily Bean- Bton In her position as teacher in the de partment and ordered warrants drawn on the Treasurer for her back salary. Mrs. Beans ton' a case was Introduced by Presi dent Bergerot, who announced the de cision of Judge Seawell. Director Stow moved that an appeal be taken to the Su preme Court, but Directors Brandenstcin, Gedge and Head objected on the ground that nothing was to be gained by such procedure. Gedge moved to lay Stow's motion over a week, but there being no second the vote was ordered on the or iginal question. There were six ayes and 6 noes and the motion was declared lost, as seven votes were required to pass it. A writ of mandate had been served on President Bergerot earlier in the evening, and pursuant to Its directions the board then ordered Mrs. Beanston reinstated and her back salary paid. Superintendent Webster reported that the Italian classes being taught In the Le Conte School by request of the Italian Board of Languages behaved so badly that the neighborhood would not stand It. . his suggestion the following resolu tion was adopted: Resolved, That the date of the vacation by the Italian classes of rooms in the Le Conte Primary School he November 4, 1899. Superintendent Webster submitted the following resolution, which was adopted: Rpsolved and ordered. That the following as signments of teachers made by the Superintend ent of Schools be and are hereby confirmed: Miss M M. Wood from the Hawthorne Pri mary School to the Moulder Primary, new class. Miss L. li. Harrlgan from the Spring Valley Grammar School (Vice Principal Mrs. A. C. Taylor having resumed her duties as teacher of the ninth grade) to the Hawthorne Primary School vice Mi-s M. M. Wood. Mr*. K. M. H.-nolll from the Hawthorne Pri mary School to the Golden Gate Primary, vice Mips Edna J. Scott, ffesißnod. Mrs Irene M. Reeves to the Hawthorn* Pri mary School, vice Mr?. E. M. Bonolli. Mr*. Mary J. Parollnl from the James Lick Gr>immar School to the prtnr-lpalship of the i John W, Taylor, vice Mr?. R. 'Jreonan. Mis? I>. A. Dowd from the Sherman Primary to the Sunnyslde School, vice Miss J. A. liwyer. Miss J. A. Dwyer from the Sunnyside School I riably tend to produce a habit of body requiring constantly augmented doses. The excellence of Syrup of Figs is due not only to the originality and simplic- ity of the combination, but also to the care and skill with which it Is manu- factured by scientific processes known only to the California Fig Syrup Co and therefore we wish to impress on all the importance of accepting the true and original remedy only. When buy, ing note the full name of the coirmanv -California Fig Syrup Co.— printed oh the front of every package. In the process of manufacturing the pleasant family laxative made by the California Fig Syrup Co.. and named Syrup of Figs, figs are used, as they to the Sherman Primary, vice Misß D. A. Dowd. The following resolution was also adopt ed upon Superintendent Webster's sug gestion: Resolved and ordered. That section 99 of the rules be amended to read: "Principals and teachers must not give instruction for pay, or any other compensation, to pupils of their schools, nor shall such lnstnutl"n be given in any building or room belonging to the Public School Department. " The resignations of Mrs. J. S. Drew (nee Fredericks) and Miss Edna J. Scott were received and referred to the committee. Director Holbrook, chairman of *he Finance Committee, reported that that body had authorized the purchase of enough coal for use in the schools until the middle of November. Chairman Hol brook also recommended that the board enter into a contract with the Remington Typewriter agents for the lease of fifty ' typewriters for twenty months at three dollars per month each. The contract pro vided that if the payments were kept up through the twenty months, ownership in , tho machines should pass to the depart- j ment. The action of the committee in or dering coal was indorsed and the type writer lease was adopted, with the pro vino that it be submitted to Attorney Samuel Knight and Director Eels 'or their approval. The buildings and grounds committee was authorized to expend dur- I ing November not to exceed $1600 in nee- j eesary repairs on school buildings. The" evening schools committee recom- ] mended that William Herrod be reinstat- | ed as a regular teacher in the evening schools under the date of his original ap pointment, July 21, 1897. Leaves of absence were granted the fol- i lowing teachers: Louis de F. Bartlett, I Florence P. Morrison, Louise A. ('ullen, i A. M. ECorteck, W. H. Edwards, Mrs. B. N. Loud Miss E. T. Holmes of the probationary list was elected a regular teacher upon | recommendation of the committee on > qualification of teachei-s. Miss Grace 1 Burns and Miss Lily Toomey were I granted grammar grade certificates. Miss j Viola Olcovlch was granted a High School certificate upon her diploma from Stan ford University. MANY PANTHERS FOUND IN MARIN COUNTY Dairymen and Farmers at Some Dis tance Removed From Towns Much Frightened. SAN RAFAEL, Oct. 30.— 50 many pan thers seem to be roaming around Marin County at present that the dairymen and farmers living away from the vicinity of towns and villages are kent in a state of apprehension. The latest instance of a panther frightening dairymen occurred this morning when two of the species, a male and a female, appeared at Dutaro's ranch near Point San Pedro and killed a yearling calf. Dutaro saw John Smith. :i well-known market hunter of this city, passing by and besought his aid In kill ing the ferocious beasts. Smith dis charged a shotgun at the panthers, which fled into the hills. Last week a panther chased the 10 --year-old son of Charles Orcutt in Chileno : Valley and was frightened away from the i intended victim by two dogs. A month I ago two of the hungry beasts attacked a | sea lion nn Hog Island, at the entrance to Tomales Hay. and succeeded in killing it after a terrific encounter, in which they j were both badly injured. STATE'S GOVERNOR ON THANKSGIVING DAY Proclamation Said to Be the Shortest of the Character Ever Issued in California. SACRAMENTO, Oct. 30.— The Governor to-day issued a Thanksgiving proclama tion, which is said to be one of the short est ever issued by a California Governor. It is as follows: "In obedience to the universal and praiseworthy American custom of setting apart a day for public thanksgiving and prayer to almighty God, and for the per formance of charitable works; and, fur ther, in conformity with the proclamation of the President of the United States of America, given at the city of Washington, D. C, October 25. 1599. I. Henry T. Gage, as Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim Thursday, the 30th day of November, A. D. IS3O, as Thanks giving day, and I do hereby declare the same a legal holiday." Two Men Burned to Death. TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 30.— An elec tric spark from a switchboard at the In diana Powder Company's plant at Fon taine, this county, ignited some powder on the cap of an employe, burning to death two men. The dead are Samuel Kiiiß. aerod 30, and Alfred Mcßride. aged 22. Dyke Overly was badly burned, but will recover. The men went Into the mo tor house of the plant contrary to orders. are pleasant to the taste: but the me- dicinal properties of the remedy are obtained from an excellent combina- tion of plants known to be medici- nally laxativ > and to act most beneficially. As the true and original remedy named Syrup of Figs is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, a knowledge of that fact will assist in avoiding the worthless imitations man. ufactured by other parties. The high standing of the California Fig Syrup ' Co. with the medical profession, and the satisfaction which the genuine Syrup of Figs has given to millions of families make the name of the com- pany a guarantee of the excellence of its remedy. POLITICAI/. CITIZENS' NON-PARTISAN PARTY. FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT. To the Voter* of Pan Francisco: The Non- Partisan pnrty was organized seven years ago to wrest from professional politicians the con- trol of municipal affairs and to separate en- tirely from national politics the selection of city and county officials. It hns at all times opposed machine politics. and sought to elect worthy men to office by in- dependent nomination or indorsement. The last Legislature passed a law express!? aimed at the "unwelcome Interference" in public affairs of non-partisan organization?. The Rioknrd act forbids any information on the I. allot concerning the indorsements that a can- didate may receive and makes It impossible for a man to he nominated by two parties. Sad a creditable occurrence as th" nomination last year by the two great parties of John L«ack- mann for Supervisor could not be repeatel. We regard this law as pernicious In prlnclpls and against public policy, and we intend to vigorously contest It. The adoption of a non-partisan charter. th» result of the last primary election, and the In- dependent character of the recent Republican and Democratic conventions, clearly Indicate, however, that the friends of good government have awakened to« their dut With these changed conditions we fee! thn- there is no occasion for an entire Non-Partlsar. ticket at this election. It is, however, a fundamental principle of this party to support those nominees who hay« faithfully and fearlessly filled their offices ana nre renominated for the same office. We would fall in our obligations were we to leave this work undone. ■ We therefore unqualifiedly recommend for your suffrage at the coming election: For Mayor JAMES D. PHELAN For Assessor. WASHINGTON DODGE For Auditor ASA R. WELLS For City and County Attorney... FRANKLIN K. LANE To each of these faithful servants of the people there is certainly due a generous meas- ure of credit and encouragement, for the able and honest manner in which they have ful- filled their public trust. This committee, furthermore, realising the difficulty for each individual voter to inform himself as to the qualifications of the many candidates for the Board of Supervisors, has given careful and impartial study to the rela- tive merits of the nominees on the several tickets. As the result of continuous work by this committee, extending over a month's time, re- garding this important department of the city government, we feel Justified in recommending for your support and vote, irrespective of party lines, the following eighteen citizens, se- lected from the Republican and Democratic tickets, to constitute the first Board of Super- visors under the new charter: Booth, James P. ; ToMn, Joseph S. Branflensteio, H. U. j Foster, Samuel (Me, A. Jr. I Gooisell, D. C. M. D'Ancona, A. A. \ Jeffers, Milo S. Holding, R. M. j King, Charles J. Jennings, Thomas | Morris, T. H. Pohli, Emil ! Sanderson, George R. Pntnam, Osgool | Watson, William Been, Charles Wesley [ Wright, Cyrus s. CITIZENS' NON-PARTISAN COUNTY COMMITTEE. GEORGE K. FITCH, Chairman. JOSEPH BRITTON, Vioe-Chairman. C. C. BURR, Secretary. San Francisco, Oct. 30, 1«99. FOR MAYOR HORACE DAVIS, REGULAR REPUBLICAN NOMINEE. FOR MAYOR, MIES D. PHELAN, INCUMBENT, DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE. FOR COUNTY CLERK, Ml A. DEANE (Present Incumbent,) REGULAR REPUBLICAN NOMINEE. FOR SUPERVISOR, CHARLES BLISS, Regular Republican Nominee. FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY, LEWIS F. BYINGTON, DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE. IF YOU WANT THE DEAD RE- SPECTED VOTE FOR C C. O'DOINIVELi- CORONER.