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MORE GOOD WORK.
Selections Last Night. JAMES McNAB FOR SHERIFF. Antone Roman Is the Chosen One for Recorder. A PLEDGE FOR CANDIDATES. Mayor Ellert and County Clerk Haley Formally Accept the Nominations Tendered Them. : The good work of the Citizens' Non- Partisan convention was resumed last evening at the hall, 217 Sutter street, and two wore candidates were added to the ticket which is being prepared to submit ] ■to the honest voters of San Francisco on the 6th of November. It is well that tha convention has se lected a larger and more commodious all for the deliberations, judging by the ■ attendance of interested citizens last night The space outside of that occupied by the • delegate*' chair* was filled to the very doois, and the throng even extended out into the ball. •; Those in attendance were, to a man, reputable citizen?, who were actuated by .motives of sincere interest in all the pro ceedings, and not by idle curiosity. '•'. Toe delegates themselves could not have taken more interest in all that transpired than did the spectator?, who craned their .-' necks over each other's shoulders to catch ."=' every word that was spoken and watch every move that was made. ' ; One marked feature of the convention « liich has made itself evident is the spirit of fairness which animates the delegates . in regard to each worthy candidate who comes up for the various offices. There are no narrow prejudices, ex pressed, and no covert movements in be half of one candidate any more than another. Although committees report In favor of some one candidate, their judg ment is by no means final when it comes to the selection by the convention. ' ". . This was evidenced last evening when the office of Recorder came up. Henry Langrehr was reported favorably on by the committee, but Antone Roman bad friends who spoke in bis behalf on the floor of the convention. The result was . that Mr. Roman won by a eood majority. The spirit of fair play in the cause of irreproachable selections was made ap parent, too, in the contest for the Shriev alty nomination. Richard I. Whelan, who is the Democratic nominee, bad many friends and received some good words in his favor, and the contest between him and James McNab was one of fair, open rivalry, with no taint of slate methods or underhand work anout It. When McNab won, Frank Sullivan, wno had. nominated Wnelan, was the first to move that the nomination of McNab be made unani mous. The spirit which animated the resolu tions pledging candidates as to nomina tions wat appreciated by all present,, and , there was not a dissenting vote upon the proposition. It is expected that considerable work will be accomplished when (he conven tion meets again on Monday night, as by that time the committee will have sub mitted their reports fully, and nomina tions will be gone on with as rapidly as possible. WORK OF THE EVENING. A Strong Pledge for Candidates to Sign — Two Nominations. Stewart Menzles, the chairman, called the convention to order at 8:10 o'clock, and at once proceeded to the reading of reports of standing committees. The Com mittee on Judiciary, through the chairman, P. G. GalpiD, desired more time so thai careful Investigaiion could be made In re card to candidates. Further time in which ' to report was granted. • ', Next in order was the report of She Com mittee on Supervisors, Charles A. Laton c.nairman. The following gentlemen were ■ named from tne various wards so that the - delegates would have a good number from • • which to select the best timber: •■'• First Ward— John Klein, Edward Hol land. •, Second WarJ— Jeremiah Erower, Wil liam Raubtnger. '. Thirl Ward— C. W. Nevin. ";■ Fourth Ward— Arthur M. Ebbets, J. P. Kennedy, J. M. ElberL Fifth Ward— William A. Murison, A. B. .Spreckels. Sixth Ward— C. Hughes, Samuel Newman. ! Seventh Ward— Thomas H. Vivian. Eighth Ward— A. Koenig. Ninth Ward— No recommendation. Tenth Ward— William M. Hiuton, Fred J. Vetter. Eleventh Ward— James Eva, J. K. C. ■ jlobbs. Twelfth Ward— H. W. Smith, Charles B. Perkins, William Steinhart, George B. Billings. The committee asked for more time in which to consider new names that have been submitted. The chairman also re - quested all members of the convention ' who knew of any reliable, able citizens who would make good Supervisors to hand . In the names with full information as soon - as possible. Further time was also granted this committee. Joseph BriUon, chairman of the commit tee on Board of Education, asked for fur ther time. Granted. ; #'^V Thomas Magee, chairman of committee on municipal nominations, nominated Henry C. Langrebr for Recorder, James McNab for Sheriff. Over the Assessor snip and Superintendent of Streets the committee bad had some discussion and more time was requested. Granted. At the conclusion of this report Frank J. Sullivan was recognized by the chair and stated that in a letter addressed to him by Mr.McDade the latter gentleman . had concluded not to let his name go De fore any convention and would not accept the nomination for Sheriff at the bands of any party. Mr. Sullivan, as chairman of the com mittee on elections and registration, held the floor and offered a- resolution to the ef fect that I). J. Marioney br> authorized to represent the Non-Partisan party before the Election Commission. It was adopted unanimously. Mr. Sullivan then brought up the mat tor of fifteen freeholders for tbe purpose of drawing up a new char'er fi.r ihis city. lie was in favor of the chairman appointing a canimiitee t> confer with a like committee from each of the other rar tes t> appoint like committees for the formation of a churter. The Legislature could then p \ss upon t ie matter next Jan uary, and Ihe whole subject could come up before the people at the f ollowiug elec tion: "Is not that matter covered by Mr. Milli ken's resolution of last night?" asked tbe chairman. The secretary rend the resolution of Mr. Milliken, which was to tha effect that a committee of five be appoin'ed on the city charter whose duty it will be to prepare th 3 necessary application to the Legisla ture to secure the required amendment to the State constitution as outlined by the committee on platform. "This Is not the same," said Mr. Sulli van. "This is not a political matter and 1 think it is necessary to have a meeting with the other parlies. I move tuat we have a committee of live to confer with com ru it tees from the Republican, Demo cratic and Populist parties to agree upon fifteen freeholders to draw up a chart*! to be voted unon at the next electjm." Mr. Mllliken moved that the whole mat ter be referred to the judiciary committee, with power to act, aud report as soon as possible. It was earned. The following restitution was presented by Joseph Brttton and adopt 'd: Resolved, That eacn aud every candidate STEWART MENZIES IN THE CHAIR. nominated for a muoic ipal office be required to sign a ratement iv the irords following: To the members of the Xon- Partisan Con ventioti: I do hereby represent on my word and honor, and assert that I have not in.vie any promise or pi dge, or antlioi ized any one In n;y behalf to make any promise or pledge, and that 1 do not know of any promts • beine made in my behalf to any person or person', that I will appoint to any deputyship, or to any position In the office for which 1 have been nonutiated ana lor which I am a candidate, in tl.e event ol my election, any one whomsoever; and that II her after it is ascertained that auy peisou has made any promise for me I will repudiate the same. And I do represent and assert that I am fiee from any promts** or pledge In reference to any patronage connected with the office for which I am a candidate. And I do represent and ansert that I have not promised or pledged myself, nor has any oue on my behalf promised that I will appoint to a deuuiyship 10 any position In the office for which I tnve been nominated and for which 1 am a candidate, in the event of my election, any person or persons who may be lecom mended to me for appointment by the vote of any club or committee. And I do hereby pledge myoelf that I will not make an) promise or agreenint, or authorize any one in my behaif for me to make auy prorni»e or agreement, iv the event of my elec tlou, to give to any persou or persons. Him or tirms, club or clubs, committee or committee* any part of the patronage of the s id office, or to make any ai .pi. mi mem ot any person to any deputytliip, or portion, or employment Id the i-aid oftice for which 1 am a candidate. And I do hereby pledge my«eif to appoint to deputysuips and to positions only such person or persons as are qualified to perform the duties devolving upon them; and I do liereuv pledge myself that in the event of my elec iou I will not couu enance or permit assessments to be levied or collected from any person ap pointed or employed by me for auy political or personal purpose or objec . Thouias Magea said that it was time to pledge toe nominees of the convention in some way that they might make do bar gains with other parties. He wanted every candidate to be his own boss and conduct his office, if elected, as economically as postlM* He offered tlin following resolution, which was adopted: KetolveJ, by the Citizens' Non-Partlsan con ventlou, that its member!, individually and col lectively, hereby pledge themselves not to ask for any office for themselves or for any one in their behalf, or for any official favor that woulJ in auy way interfere with the freedom of action in Hie management of his office ot any candi date nominated by this convention. Delegate Trueman made a motion that ball >ticg bar Sheriff begin. Ha stated that t c committee had recommended Mr. Mc- Nab for the office, but thero was no pur pose to d.ctate what should be done by the convention. The otiier candidates | were KicharJ I. Whelan, P. L. Archibald, James McNab, Thomas P. Woodward and W. D. Rudiiick. Mr. Sullivan spoke at some length in eulogy of Mr. Whelan, whom he thought was the best person to nominate. Lipman Sachs was heartily in favor of Mr. McXab, whom he spoke of as a thor ough business man and one thoroughly qualified for the office. Wallace Bradford said that the members of the convention we:e eatnerod together uot because t'iey were Democrat?, Repub licans or Populists but because they were business men. He wanted Mr. McNab as a successful business man selected because lie would perform the duties of bis office in a business-like way. Dr. Hirst said that he had investigated the record of Mr. McNab, and thought that he was a good man and the best representative for the office of Sheriff be fore the conven:ion. Delegate Mahoney said that Mr. VVhelan was a good business man, and would con THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1894. duct the i nice in a manner that would ! find favor with any business man. The balloting then began, and it was ; soon verr evident that tha chosen one of | the committee— Mr. MrNab— was to come out a wiuner. There were 49 votes cast in aIL Of these Jamas McNab received 34, which was the number r«qu f red for a choice, Whf-lan 15 ami Rmldick 1. Mr. McNab was then deciaied by Chair- I mau Menzies as the choice of the conven tion. The announcement was received witii applause. Mr. .suliivan then moved in behalf of Mi. \Vheia:i that the nomination of Mr. McNab be made uuauimous, and the motion was carried. The next order of business under the report nf Mr. Magee of the committee on nominations was the presentation of names for Recorder and balloting upon the same. The committee recommended, of five candidates, that Henry C. Laogrenr be selected. The (trier parties presented were An tone Roman, Peter Van Felt, Victor D. Duboce and Thomas Glynn. A delegate announced that Mr. Glynn | had withdrawn Irom the contest. Dr. llii>' arose aud read a biographical sketch of Henry Langrehr. Several delegates spoke in favor of An ', tone Roman, whom they thought was more deserving of the nomination be cause he was an old-time Cnlifornian 1 and was known as a man of integrity and high standing in the community. As the result of the balloting was being announced it was eviJent that Mr Roman was in t v .e 1-ad. Tiiere were fifty ball 'ts cast. Roman received 37 vote?, Langrebr 11, and Glvnn (although withdrawn) 2. As the com mi tee on nominations had only reported on two offices lurther nouii uatlons were laid over until the next meet ing, ana new business was declared in or<ler. The chaitman announced the appoint ment of a committee on campaign consist ing of th« following dele2at-s: Tiioina- Msdep (c 'airman), Charlea Ashton, Joseph Hrtton, El J. ],* P.reton, T. A. Burn-, D. J. Mahoi.ey, N. P. Cole, I* S. IVa>«, A. F. Bridge, Beujamin Romaine, P. G. Gal nin, William A. Shadde, Dr. A. C. Hirst, Wallace Bradford, <}*drge A. Story, Wil -lam Ilollig, F. J. Sulivan, Sheldon Ke! loc, I. J. Trunian. Livell White, J. W. Whit i\g, L. Aitschul. L. A. Berteling, W. B. Bourn and George Cuinming. Commit cc on finance— J. G. Es.land (chairman), Daniel Mey^r, Lipman Saclis, I. T. Miiliken, Joseph Button, Wiiliam R. .Sherwood, Frank A. Swain. Ernest Brand, L. EL B ne»tell, Robert Coulter, W. H. (rinim, F. llevwood, C. G. Hooker, Uv Kinitzer, C. A. Laytou. Dr. Hirst reported, as a member of the ••cjinmi ttro appointed to wait on Mayor Ellert. that the duty had s been perfurn.ed. Ti>e Mayi r nad received tbe committee cordially and accepted the nomination. He expressed a high appreciation of the honor which had been conferred upon him, both as an official and a citizen. The fol lowing letter from bin wa« then rend: I/on. Stewart Menzies and Member* of tha Xon-I'artiS'in I'onvention— GESTLEMKN: lv lesiiciiw to your notification of my nomination for the ofllce of Major, let me say that I sin cerely thank you for tbe honor you have ecu* terred upou me. 1 accent Ike nomination as a sign that you approve my course la mo position duriug the last two years. Coming from a body of citizens who, as to political oflic s, have no political aftilialiou«, and whose opinions are not swayed by any consideration of availability or partisan service, this is especially complimentary. In oilier words, I accept your indorsement as a carefully considered recommendation to my fellow-citizens and as a declaration that you ate satisfied witb my course during the past two yeitis. I cau assure you that 1 shall continue to try to deserve your commendation. If tbe citizens ol lliis ciiy again select me to discharge the duties of l lie high office which I vow bold I •ball endeavor. M in the past, faithfully to at tend to their best Interests. TliHiiking you again for your kindness, I am your obedient servant. L. R. £llkkt. Mr. Sullivan next reported having waited upon M. C. Haley, the nominee fur County Clerk, together with the other members of the committee, and having in formed that official of bis nomination. Mr. Haley had expressed fell appreciation of the honor, and requested the commit cc to express to the convention his heartfelt thanks. He stHted also that w!. lie he, had done bir< best during his two years of offi cial work be would try to do better, if pos sible, if he was re-elected to the office of County Clerk next year. Delegate Bradford than made a motion that a committee of three be appoint, ed by the chairman to wait on the geatie men who were nominated during the evening and iaform them of the.r nomina tion. The motion caused some little discus sion, and the general opinion seemed to be that it would be best to let the nominees appear before the convention and accept the honor tendered them, and also express their sentiment* regarding the resolutions which had been passed. "Well, 1 withdraw my motion," said Mr. Bradfird. "and offer a substitute to the effect that the secretary inform the gentlemen of tbe fact of their nomination ami Itata t iat the convention awaits their acceptance; nlso that they appear before ibe convention and express' themselves the resolutions." This motion was carried. A delegate in tbe rear of the hall next announced that he wanted to withdraw the name of Will am M. Hintoa as a candi date fi r Auditor. Thomas Alngee said he was glad of this, because Mr. Ilinton had mnae such a good Supervisor from the Tenth Ward that he wanted to see him renotninated and elected as such. An adjournment was taken until Mon day ni/lit after the charman had re quested thai all committees make their re ports on that evnniog. TURNED ON THE GAS. Suicide -of Jacob Zahnd, a Midwinter Fair Contractor. Jacob Zilind, the young Swiss contrac tor who constiueted t!>p Guatemala build ing at the Columbian Exposition and the Rival Pavilion at the Midwinter Fair, committed suiciio at 1-7 Turk street yes terday by inhaling illuminating g»s. Zilind tried to obtain a contract for the erection of a building at the Tacoma fair and became very despondent wnen it was given to another. Little was known about him at the lodging-house in which he died. He was aDout 35 years old ana came from Switzerland when the exposition at Chi cago was proposed. Friends of the young man believe that Zilitii] met his death through accident. Tifoy scout the disappointment theory, declaring that he hail not learned the result of his bid for a contract, which he had a good chance of securing. KEPT OPEN HOUSE. Mrs. J. I. Sabin's Musicaie for Charity. An Entertainment to Benefit St. Paul's Episcopal Church Was Quite a Success. A successful musicaie was nivru yester day evening a' trie resilience of Mrs. Johu I. Sabin, 2828 California street, for the benetit of S . Paul's EDiscopal Church. Mr-. Sabin had thrown open tbe entire CTound floor of her iiandsome residence for tbe occasion, and all the spacious ooms were needed for the accommoda tion of the guests, who numbered be tween two and three hundred. The hostess, who wore an elegant gown of white and gray silk, heavily embroid ered, received the visitors. She was as sisted by a number of the prominent ladies of St. Paul's Church. The spacious din ing-room was u-ea for the concert hall, but as all the. late arrivals could not be accommodated there many people found seats in tbe billiard-room or in the cozy nook* that abounded in the receptiou rooms. Several well-known local singers assisted in the entertainment, an • an eveut that v* as locked forward to with a gool deal of interest was the debut o[ Miss Grace Sabin as a vocalist- The young lady, who was stylishly dressed in white; and blue velvet, quite came up to the high expeciations of tier friends. Indeed, her singing was pretty and full of expression. The following is the programme, wiicn all through excited considerable applause: Trio /<"> "Slßlif .....Franz AM lrl °- (('.) ".Minstrel lloy" .....Thomas Moore airs. Malmsren, Miss .bin. Mrs. Story. Ptsuo iluo. ■•l.'Kiifilre o'Aiuour" ."Vilbac Alms Hessle Katzenbain, F. Katzenbacb. Contralto solo, "I'rayer" Handel Mrs. Story. lUojo Reliction Mr. Ashton P. Sterem Soprano/ (n)"Winilj In tbe I re^s" l . . nn ... solos.. UoV'TDrHearv'sFancles"/ A> ° Ttloln *» Mrs, Maluigren. Quartet. "Serenade" Marscbuer Messrs. Frank Cofllu. Hutiiiuk Somers, l.or lug Klx-orii. Power ilutcbiai. Soprano solu, 'Impatience". Iran/. Schubert Miss bablu. Tenor iolo. "Holy city" Adams Mr. I- rank MUcbeli. Harp, selections from "William Tell" Mis* N. spMv. (a ••Wanderer's Night Soujj'*....^ Duo-) b '•Maidens Through the Me*- >■ Rubinstein (. (lows KoamliiK" J Mrs. Mar] , Miss Salilu. The entfrtaiuiueni ended with an Inter esting exhibition of selections from the phonograph by Louis G!as% after which icecream and other refreshments were served to the guest*. On all hands the "muiicale" was declared to have teen a complete success. As the tlrkets wero a dollar each, and Mrs. S-ibiti bore all the ex enses. the church must have benefited considerably. Among those present were Mr. and Mr». Lnoit Glass, Mr. and Mr-. W. Per kins, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perkins, Mr. and Mr*. Henry Euler, Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward Selfridge, Charles Hawthorn and Miss Hawth m, F. McGraw and daughter. Mrs. T. B. Merry, Mr«. Thorns. Ms* Nel lie Conroy, Mis* /Belle Mayer?, Mr, and Mrs. Jame.* Wallace, Mr. and Mr*. J. H. Richards, Mr. and Mr?. J. Cut-u. Mrs. Dutton, Mrs. McKinnou. M>i»s Evelyn Miarpr, Mr*. O. G*. Clarke. Mrs. James Ne.wlandi and daughter, E. Lave)', Mr. and Mrs. Haight, Miss Thomson andJ. N. K>eley. " I'lrlnrrfqne Cniiforuin " i* .-. ■taixl atd publication that tlmuld bo Id ever? Hbrnrjr. Harry op If you whui the com plete *«t. Amateur Tug-ot-War Pullers. The tug-of-war team if the lenient Grammar School is anxious to have a pull with some other m mi: in .r erode team, but since it pulled the. Hamilton Grammar team, which weighed 45 pounds more than il, uvci the cleats in 11 minute*, about a month ago, a ma cb has been difficult to arrange. Now Hie (lenient boys issue a challenge to any grammar team la the city of equal gross weight of 11 ( J7 pounds to pull for the championship of the city, and will give their competitors 26 pounds in excess of its gross weight if necessary. The Clements have a walk and tackle iv the schoolyard, and will meet their opt u nents there, or on a v other walk in the city which may be acreed upon. Royal W. Locke of the Clement team has been delegated to arrange the Pielituinaries, and a letter will reach him at his home, 33b O'Farrell street. New Corporation. Articles of inc-irporatien of the Olivet (V nerHtiational Clurch has been filed with the County Cieik. Dirre or?— Janus J. li.iveu, Isabel T. Barto, Frank \V. Kau dnlrh, Frank W. Finch, Lun!la Lamb. "Awarded Highest Honors — World's Fair." DR; MOST TERFECT MADE. A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. 6om Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant, 40 YEARS THE STANDARD. FIVE JUSTICES. (Continued from Third Page.) to thank you for the honor you harp con ferred upou me. I indorse your ilat form, particularly that portion of it which re iers 'o the County ( lsrk. 1 propose to hold down tie ex, enditures of the office and at the same time give efficient service wiibout shaving down salaries of conip- tent men or impairing tbe efficiency of the work. Gentlemen, I tbank you." P. F. Dunne, who nominated Chris Reis for Treasurer, stated 'hat Mr. Reis was not present, although he was desirous to indorse the party's platform. He volun teered to do Ii in Mr. R*is' stead, but was promptly sauelcned by the chair. Deiega'.e Braunhart for the committee on nominees for Supervisor reported aud asked for further time. Cries of "Oh !" "Oh I" erected the gentle hfammy and nettled the chair. "You needn't say 'Ol;! oh!' exclaimed the chair reprovingly, "there is just this pri-p M'iou: it will be i : posible fur any report t> be given io this convention un:il n>-xt 1 ursday night." "They don't seem to know, Mr. Chair man," said a sweet-voiced delegate, "mat we may ■< t meet to-mr rrow and that Mun dav is a legal holiday." 'Xo, sir; they don't," saki tiie chair, with a sort of comic-opera intonation hi tiis \i i -c. "They don't know that we may not meet to-morrow, and that Monday i a 1-gal holiday, and that we couldn't think of sitting on that day." "1 move," said P. F. Dunne, as i c wetted the index finger of his right hand on iiis tongue and ran it lightly over his bang, "that tbe request nf Mr. Braunhart be granted." '1 he chair did that now celebrated tattoo with tils t ick-hannner, moved his lips in h r hi i : fashion aud clinched the motion clean through the boiler p ate. The committee on permanent organiza tion, through Delegate James F. bmitli, submitted (lie following report: To the municipal convention of th« Demo cratic -party, in the city and county of San Francisco, and to the Hon. Eugene N. I)eu prey, its chairman: Tbe committe- on perma i.en organization and order of business bee. leave to lecummend that to tbe order of busi ness, and especially that part theieof relating to the nominations, be added the following: A Judge of the Superior Court, unexplred term. Kesolieti. That a committee of five, to be r> potuted by tbe cbalr, be, and is hereby authorized lo fill any vacancy which may exist or occur Id the list of nominees of tbi» convention and In all matters where this cou-< vt-utlon has failed to act, or on which Its action may bereafter become ineffectual for any reason, to act lv the name, place aud stead of tbls convention and witb all tbe powers thereof. The report was adopted. Delegate A. S. Foote offered tbe follow ing resolution, wl ieh was adopted: Reto'red, That the chairman ot this conven tion be authorized ;.nd empowered at bis pleasure and at such tun as be may deem act visabl , to appoint an auditing committee of five i ci suns, citizens and electors of tins State, to receive, expend, audit and disburse all moneys in auywisfl raised or furnished to promote the election of the municipal ticket uomln ted by tbls cony ntion. The same gentleman also offered the f.illowine, which was ad<pted without deSmt", as a motion: "That the Assembly district conven tions be requested to authorize their re spective chairmen to appoint an auditing committee of five persons to perform the duties required by the provisions of ihe purity election law of thin State, and that such authorization be done by a resolution regularly adopted by each Assembly dis trict convention." The following resolution was then of fetc i and the chairman's hammer clunged its immediate adoption: That tbe chiirmau of this convention be authorized and cmi owered to confer wlth.the representative or iei resentation. If any should be appointed by other political conventions now in umlm for thai purpose, to sel ct can didates for a board of filteen treeboldeis, who shall haw been for at least six years qualified electors thereof, to be voted for for Ibe im pose of ft anting a new chaiier for the city and county of ."-an Kranei^co, and should other con vpntlom now in session decline or neglect to take action tn the matter, then the chairman of tbls convention Is authorized and emiowered to name rilteen freeholders for tbe purpose in utlon d, who shall be returned as caudl da:es of tbe couveatioa lor ibe purpose beiein named. The chair announced that the conven tion would proceed witt the rollcall on the vote for nominee* f < r Justice of the Peace, but a b*ld-fa«-ed delegate iv the Fortv-fmirtli Pis i iet delegation, with his eyes aflame with indignation, jumped to his feet and interrupted the proceedings. He wanted to know by what right any body had "rilled a substitution" of a va cancy in that district. He bubbled so with wrath that he stuttered for word-, and somebody was unkind enough to re mind the chair that be had squelched the MM d« legate on the same proposition the night befure. The chair acted on the sug gpt-tion and sat so hard on the baid-faced delegate that be remained speechless dur ing the remainder of tbe evening. Delegate James Britt then wanted to know if the nominations for Justice of the Peace had closed. 1 lie chair said he thought they Had. Then Mr. 15n t asked if it would be proper for him to make a motion that they be reopened. The chair said he could not answer that question un til such a m«tion was put. "On behalf of the Thirty-first Assembly District," said Mr. Britt, taking the mid die of the aisle, "tho banner Democratic district, I move you, sir, that nominations fur Justice of the Peace be reopened, that we may have an opportunity to present the name of a candidate." Chairman Di>uprey, in a tone that con veyed tbe impression that be was per forming a Boirnwful duty, said he would have .0 hold to his ruling that the nomi nations I) id closed, although he disliked to <io so. The only course he could suggest yet open was in an appeal from the chair. Mr. Britt uid not seem willing to take this course, but a delegate from the Thirty seveutn was not so squeamish. •■Uid all doo respect to de chair, I want an appeal. See!" "I hope the gentleman will withdraw that motion," said Mr. Britt, deprecat ingly. "Ii doesn't make tbe slightest difference whether ha does or not," satd the chair. "1 failed to hear a second." Things niignt have remained in this siate for an indefinite length of time, an appeal appearing to be the only method ■ .pen, and nobody seeming willing to take that step, bad not Sammy Braunhart showed in the b .tile's front. He r..se ina j'stically, looked lovingly on tbe Pretorian juard, and moved that the rules be sus- tended aud th« nominations be reoieued. Mr. Britt didn't think that would feicli, and ventured the assertion th it the record did not show that the nominations had been closed. "Lerunie see tbe record," said the chair, t ;ruing on the shivering secretaries, and hey Lauded him tne yellow roll. He .lanced at it v few moments and then handed it back. He had found no record in tha minutes, ho s.iiJ,to show thai the nominations had dosed, but he was cer tain that such a nution had been put and cmied. However, he was bound by the r cord and would declare that tbe nomina tions weje -til open. Delegate B'itt brightened up at this and walked forward a few feet and braced hirasalf for an effort. "On behalf of tne Thirty-first Assembly District, the banner Democratic district of San Francisco." he s;iid, "i wish to nom inate for your consideration a young man who has served a term in the Legislature win honor to himself and to his constitu- ency. We are south of Market street and are always found fizliting and struggliug for the Democratic party. Give us some body that we know to vote for; somebody that we can take around among the people who will gather votes and add strength to the Democrat!' 1 ticket. Gentlemen, I place before you the name of John J. Kennedy." The nomination was received with ap plause, the nominations were closed, this time with a motion that Ci airman Deu prey clinched with bis little tack-hammer and a biting adjuration to the secretaries to keep awake long enough to record it. The conventou then proceeded to roll call on Justifn of ihe Peace with the fol lowing candidates: John J. Kennedy. Al fred J. Fritz, Kenneth Williams, ('. Wes ley Reed, Jobu A. Carroll, A. T. Patton, A. F. Benjamin and E. L. O'Conuor. The understanding was that the five candidates receiving the highest number of votes Mould be declared elected nominees of tic convention. The vo c proceeded through the same old familiar nsises, wbicn the chair was obliged a number of times to protest against, and which have characterized the calling of **• roll on i ther occasions, but with no particular interruptions. Wlien the call of the dis tric s bad been concluded tbi, vot«: showed Kennedy. 349 votes; Fritz, 304; Williams ol6 — all more than necessary for a choice. Carroll wtii 254 votes and Reea with 276 had sufficient so that none of the others could overtake them. The call of the del egates at large was begun, however, and at the end of another weary hour was concluaed, with the five named away in the lead. The vote was as follows: The Thirty-ninth Assemlly District delegates reported the .'••-lection of Samuel Has Kins as their nominee for the Assem bly. The Thirty-eighth Assembly District named Thomas F. Clark to represent their district in the Assembly. Both reports were adopted. The chair declared the next ordpr under the report of the committee on permanent organ zation would be nominations for Supsiicr Judge fur the short term. P. P. Dunne arose to place in Domination Frank Dunne, already rrguarly nominated, but Delegate Charles liaggerty arose and stated that he had been instructed by Mr. Dunne not to allow his name to be used in collection with the short term. It was withdrawn by general consent. Thenoiui na ion went over till Tuesday night. "shall we qow take up," asked the chair, "nominations fox £uperintenuent of Pub lic Instruction?" "Yes ye?," oarue from all over the hall. "Let'er coiiiel" and one delegate c ruestly moved the chair to go ahead. The chair, however, heaid the siren voice of Delegate James !•'. Smith, who had denounced Can didate Simmons the evening before.and he gave him the floor. "1 will make a motion," said Mr. Smith, "ttiat the ui:itt?r of uomina lon for the of fice of Superintendent of Public Instruc tion stand over until Tuesday evening as a matter of justice to one of the gentlemen who wishes to make a statement. I think he ought to be permitted to make such a statement." The motion was seconded and carried, and another that the convention adjourn until Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock was carried with a rush. The seusational ruction the delegates had been looking fur was postponed and many went away disgruntled. INDEPENDENT REPUBLICANS. J. J. Calish for the Assembly in the Fortieth District. Tne Inde endeut Republicans of the Fortieth Assembly District heid a conven tion at the Wiswam, on the corner of Sac ramento and Steiner streets, last evening. The purpose of the meeting was to put io the field an independent candidate for tiie Assembly. J. J. Calisb called the meeting to order. In a few words Mr. Calisn reported what had transpired at the Twenty-second Sen atorial conveuti <n in Franklin Hall last Wednesday evening. He thought the prospects very bright for the election of Air Firebaueh, the independent candidate i r Senator. . Mr. Alexander thought as a large num ber of the delegates were anxious to attend the different municipal conventions that it would be policy to transact the bust ness before the convention and adjourn at once. He iherefore placed in nomination for the AssemUy J. J. Calisii, a man, he said, worthy of the support of every voter in the district. As there were no other names placed in nomination Mr. Calish was declared the nomiuee of the convention. In thanking tbe delegates for the honor Mr. Calish said that he would go before the people with tbe determination to win and to win by fair and honest means. He thought his chances of going to Sacra inanto next wiDter very good. He said there was a great deal of dissatisfaction over the bosses* high-handed ruling in politics this fall. Boating at El Campo. One of ihe features at El Campo, that ever popular resort in Mann County which so many vi-it on Sundays, is the number of rowboats which are moored close to the landing. Iv these those who are fond of handling the oars can en j >y a few hours on the pi xid watprs of San Pablo Bay if they d<> not care to remain under the shade of the trees untl it is time to return. The Ukiah will to-morrow ujake four trips to accommodate the many who will waut to visit El Cam do. The Young Men's Service. To-morrow afternoon at the usual I, our, 3 o'clock, in the new building of the Young Men's Christian Association, cor ner of Mason and Ellis streets, there will be an important religious s*rvlce for young men only. between the ages of 10 and 40. Sever. tl -hurt addresses will bt> delivered and good singing provided. Seats free to young men. Tlie Government of New South Wales propose to mil an end to the nbsolutp sule of putl'c lands, ajid to introduce a sysiein of long leases instead. But paints, oils ana glass of F. N. Woods & Co., 51 First street. Lowest price. * ROBBED THE MAIL. An Assistant Postmaster Sent to Prison. * EUGENE KELLY'S DOWNFALL Sentenced to Three Months at Hard Labor. YOUNQ AND VERY RESPECTABLE. He Stole the Contents of a Regis. tered Letter, Forged a Receipt and Embezzled $160. Eugene Kelly, recently assistant Post master at Decoto, Alameda County, was Indicted by the Federal Grand Jury yes terday for robbing the mail. The assistant, who is oniy 22 years old, was subsequently arraigned before Judge ilorrow, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three mouths' imprsonment at hard labor at San Quflutin. A much heavier sentence would doubt less have been imp >sea if tne court had known all the facis of the case. Top iris oner appeared with his aged grandfather, who is the Postmaster at Decoto, at the close of the session when few were pres ent. United States Attorney Kn'ght en tered witu him and urged the Judge to deal leniently with the prisoner because his relatives were highly respectable people, keenly conscious of the digrace the youth had brought upon them, and for the further reason that it was the culprit's first offense. Kelly's grandfather, a venerablo old mau, sat with downcast eyes while his young relative pleaded for m?rcy. The prisoner conC?ssed that on Anil 11 last ho w;iß given a registered leiter containing ?3030 to forward to the Assistant United bt*ies Treasurer in this city. Unmindful of th? law against p eking and stealing, He opened the envelope and pocketed the contents. "1 intei'ded to return the money," Kelly remarked, in subdued tones. "Most young rihd who steal intend to re turn the money," his Hoik r replied. Keliy Uild the Judge that bis mother was dead and that he lived srtib his grand f i ti.er. who paid him from $;5 to §5 a month ior his services in the Fostiffice. His Honor ask**d now mucli the old gen tleman was allowed ior his services by the G vernuient, and waa informed In reply that the posiiiun of postmaster at Decot > was woiti about $20 a month. The old postmaster promised to pay back the money stolen by his grandson, and the lat ter solemnly declareu that he woull never steal again. Jud:ie Mnmw expressed profound sym pathy for K> ■liy'.-j family, and said ihat he would gladly limit the prisoner's Dun sh meut to tiie payment of a fine, bat he felt. that it was his duly t • muke an example of the young man, so that others would not follow id bis steps. The oil gentleman sobbed when sen tence wa^p;issed upon the (.ff>n«ier, but Kflly showed no symptoms of mental de pression. Alter the prisoner had b en taken frum the courtroom the /nil extent of ti is guilt was made known. When lie stole t:e reg istered leUer he forged a receipt for it, and thus prevented t'ue detection of his cjiine when it was Committed. It was also made known tfiatsome lime after this theft he stele SIGO fiom the offiec and de stroyed the proofs of his guilt. DEATH OF A VETERAN. James Joyce, a War Volunteer, Passes Away— The Funeral. James Joyce, an employe of the United Stales Mint, died at his residence, 905 Sut ter street, at 11 o'clock Friday morning, September 28. Mr. Joyce served in volunteer service throughout tne War of the Rebellion with distinguished record, and entered the reg ular array as a first lieutenant of the United States Infantry July 2, l&tiU, and resigned June 30, Is"-, for ihe i utuo.ie of goins: iuto business in i'nicago, wnerw lie was very successful until the great fire in that city ruined his busiuess. Sin^e then he h;>s been in the employ of the Government for a number of years as quartermaster's agent on toil coast, b*>ing stationed much of the time at Eureka, Cal., and for the last few years had been in business in (San Krancisco, and was ap pointed by Suoerii.teudent Daggett to an office in the Mint abou a year ago. His son, Lieutenant Joyce of the Fifth Uni ed Sut«9 Artilleiy. graduated with honors at the West. Point Military Acad emy in June last, and foi tunately was able to be present with his father at the time of the. latter':) death. The fuueral of Lieutenant Joyce will be held at St. Mary's Cathedral io-umrr«w at 0 o'clock A. M.. and his remains wid be de posited with that of other regular army officers iv tiie Presidio Cemetery. It is hi;pe l that at the tuneral services ot this old solder there will be a Urge attendance of old volunteer officers, as well as those of the regular army. AMONG THE REDWOODS. An Interesting Lecture Before the Camera Club. The fifty-secoud illustrated lecture of the California Camera Club was given to a crowded audience at the Metropolitan Hall last night, the lecturer being George D. Gray. Tbe subject, "Among the Red woo'is," was most happily treated, and, needless la say. the many illustration* were excellent. In the course of his in troductory remarks the lecturer dilated upon the nature, use and enormous de m.iud for redwood, and relieved u>e dry ness of the statistics by many a quip and laughable anecdote. During an intermission the platform was taken by a male quartet, whose pleas ant itffcdrgals were repeatedly encored. The vocal hit of the evening »a< a plain t t;ve oae iv praise of a noted soothing syrup. _ APPOINTED BY McCOPPIN. Major R. H. Lucas Is Superintendent of Station D. Postmaster McCoppin yesterday ap pointed Major R. H. Lucas superintendent of station D, in the place of Lewis Miller, removed. The position is worth $1400 a year. The new superintendent had been employed by he Harbor Coin;ni»si..ners. The office of assistant superintendent of city delivery has been abolished, and E. W. Peabody, who was the incurs cent, 13 looking for another job. Midwinter Fair Awards. The following notice to Midwinter Fair exhibitors Gas been issued: The committee on awards has completed the engrossing of diplomas awarded successful ex hibitors, and alter Monday next t-uese diplomas can be secured by calling at room 70, lit tit floor, Chronicle building. Extiibi ors Id foreicu sec tions will apply tv tbe commissioners repre senting their sections. All t lie American ex ulbitoiV diplomas will be dim Ibuteu direct' by lu d comnuti' c. The medals have not yet ar rived. Notice will be eivru to the public when lliey are ready for distribution. 7