San Francisco Call, Volume 81, Number 97, 7 March 1897 — Page 10

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To-morrow Oakland will cast its ballots md maKo its choice of otiicials out of a wide variety of nominees — a wide variety of men and parties. It will close one of the most notable campaigns the city has seen. The great question of the campaign is of course the anti-saloon movement. The result of it is in doubt, the pros and cons being equally confident. Following is a word or two concerning the candidates on the three principal tickets, as to who they are and upon what grounds they ask the suffrages of the people. A few independent candidates are making the canvass, but their chances of election are small.


Captain Thomas, Seth Mann, S. t Coodenough and A. C. Henry. Captain W. EL Thomas, the Republican cand.iiate for Mayor, is in business as a real estate broker. He was at one time Chief of Police of the city and as such 1 made an exce^ent record. He has been a ; long time resident of the city, i-< a man of family, has the estopm and confidence of ! his fellows nnd is well in the lead ia the j mayoralty race. This is true dpspite the | fact tbat he i* confined to his home by illness and has been since receiving the nomination, tie has not been permitted to mnke one speech. His many able and irfln»ntial friends, howeve-, prominent nmong whom fa Pr. Pardee, have been taking that active part in the light which i would have been his to do if he were able, i Setn Mann, Democratic candidate for j Mayor, is an attorney with an office in ban Francisco. He is about 38 years of a^e. lie ha-> hitherto not appeared prominently in the politics of either side of the bay. He rides a wheel and has Oeen a worker for goo't roads and is indorsed by the irood roads association. He has been handicapped, however, through being so little known. He has oeen making up tor this as best he can by an active canvas. He is a man of family. S. Goodenough, People's party candidate for Mayor, is a resident of the Fifth Ward. He founded the First Universalist I Church, ana was pastor until three years ano, when he resigned from the ministry. He is a fruit-grower, and was for several years State lecturer of the Patrons of Husbandry. Two' years ago he ran for the Assembly on the Populist ticket, anil increased the party vote in the Fifth District from 385 to lUJO. He wa« born in Vermont, came to California fourteen years ago and is a man of family, A. C. Henry, who is making an independent run for Mayor, is one of the oldest residents of Oakland. Mr. Henry and bis wue came aero*< the plains in pioneer days, and his business enterprises in this city pave been very successful. He has, at d Keren t times, founded four of the most substantial of Oakland's bunks. At present Mr. Henry is president of the California and Nevada Meat Company, and he is still active in his business ventures. He owns much real estate and is one of the wealthiest men in this city. He has always been a Republican and has always supported the party financially. He did not approve of the manner in which the last convention was held, and decided to run alone. Mr. Henry was once Mayor of Oakland and he has also been Tax Collector.

The Republican Candidates.

Auditor — Roland W. Snow is serving his fourth term as City Auditor, and surh is b's certainty of being returned again that the Democrats made no nomination. Mr. Snow comes of an old line. He was born in 1850 on Marthas Vineyard, Mass., which was purchased by his ancestors in 1640 from Lord Sterling. He is a descendant of Governor Mayhew, but was adopted 83 a child by Joshua Snow, a shipmaster. He came to Oakland in 1875. He was the first and has been the only City Auditor Oakland has had. City Treasurer— Z. T. Gilpin has been City Treasurer for several years, and like Auditor Snow he practically is without opposition in this campaign. He is a business man rather than a politician, and is respected as such. He makes no speeches, but attends to business in such i ash ion as to enlist the confidence of the electors of cl 1 , parties. The Democrats have made no nomination for this office. City Attorney— W. A. Dow is a w«>lltaovo attorney of this city. Four years ago he was elected to the City Council by the Municipal League at the same time Dr. Pardee was elected Mayor. He served laithfully during the period of activity in the water-front litigation and has won public favor by his official conduct. He is familiar with the work that falls to the office of City Attorney and has been heartily indorsed by several organizations. City Engineer — Anhur R. Wilson, the incumbent, is the Republican nominee. He is an experienced and energetic official. He has effected improvements during bis term of office as Engineer and member of the Board of Public Works in the Street Department and in the Police and Fire departments. He is recognized as the friend of organized labor. t Councilman at Large — H. D. Talbott is an attorney. He presided over the last Republican convention. He is not an old resident of Oakland, and the prominent place he has taken in Republican politics is an evidence of his native force and abilities. He is an old veteran and a prominent member of the G. A. R. Councilman at Large — B. C. Cuvellier lives in West Oakland, and it is to his energy and perseverance that that part of the city owes its park. He labored asiiduously for the improvement and the marsh at West Oakland will soon be a thin? of the Dast. He has always been identified with progressive interest! in the city. Councilman at Large— W. D. Heitmann Is a member of the Council, and West Pairland gives him a large measure of

What They Would Do If Elected Mayor.

If elected to the office of Mayor of Oakland I will striye to give the city an h onest economical and businesslike administration. I will strive to keep the taxes as low as consistent with the public good. I favor good roads and will approve a" reasonable expendlWHAT - tare of public funds for street improvements, and bend my energies m the direction of obtaining for the city a full dollar's THOMAS worth of irajrovement for every dollar expended. I am in favor of beautifying the city parks and keeping our WOULD DO. public buildings in good repair. . ; I favor protection in National, State and municipal affairs, and. to this end, I am In favor of employing citizens of Oakland to do all improvements which must result in keeping the money thus expended in our own beautiful city. I will encourage home industry and the establishment of manufacturing enterprises, and do ail in my power to develop our extraordinary commercial facilities. I will encourage competing railroads to make their terminals in Oakland and favor the prosecution of the present water-front suits to a final issue. I regret that the state of my health will not permit me to make an active personal canvass, but I have every* confidence in my friend?, the voters of Oakland, and fully believe the result will bs for the best interests of the city. Very truly yours. . W.K. THOMAS. Oakland's hope of becoming a great commercial and manufacturing city rests in a large degree upon the improvement in a practical and substantial way of her great natural harbor advantages. To this end I shall in the future, as I baye in the past, do all in mv power to urge forward the water-front litigation to the court of last resort or until the city is auain in possession of her WHAT entire water iront. • On thi?, to the people of Oakland the all-important question, DAVIE my record is without qualification. The initiatory step which led to a decision of the 'Supreme Court that the party that had for WOULD DO. thirty years held the city's water front had no title to the property was taken by Councilman Bassett and myself and we pushed the contest to a decree sustaining the city's title. There had previously been much litigation on the water front, but, in every case, at the critical moment, the city's interests were either abandoned or sacrificed to other interests. Our contention was on the merits of the case.

We made the contest on principle, and upon principle we were determined either to win or lose. At the end of six months' litigation, which, it will be remembered, was carried on at our individual expense and did not cost the city a dollar, we nonsuited our opponents and obtained a decision, but for which it is more than probable the city never would have made another attempt to regain her water front, without which she conld not hope to become what she will with it — a gruat commercial port. In the prosecution of this water-front litieation, the result of which promises bo much to the people of Oakland, and in building a wharf and bulkheads upnn the property, which on the final decision will pass to the city, I expended some $40,000. On this exDenrtiture I have received no return, and I have been compelled to assign the property as security for some of the money expended in its creation. My record on the water-front issue is well known to every citizen of Oakland, and the facts above mentioned art merely noted as evidence of my unfaltering purpose to in every way aid the city in her efforts to regain her water front In this connection I will call attention to the fact that the opposition ferry established by myself and associates, while a pecuniary loss to the projectors led to a reduction of passenger fares and freight rates between this city and San Francisco which saves the people not less than $1000 per day. These fares and rates can never be increased except by c >nsent of the Board of Railroad Commissioners. This benefit to the public is not only substantial but permanent. I shall in the future, as I have in the past, advocate economic government. In my mes-ege to the Council vetoing the $1 18 tax levy I offered to guarantee an expenditure of $75,000 per year on permanent improvements out of a $1 tax levy besides meeting all the legitimate claims against the city. After two years' study in municipal affairs I am satisfied that upon a $1 limit of taxation $100,000 may be annually expended on permanent improvements without impairing the usefulness and efficiency of a ninele department. My two years' experience as Mayor goes far to convince me that during the last five years enough of tr.e people's money has been frittered away through $499 resolutions and by other means, for which there has been comparatively no return to have done much toward building a substantial City Hail. I have been, and shall continue to be, a strong advocate of public improvements. During my term of offiue I have signed ordinances for the construction of the boulevard, for the purchase and improvement of a park for West Oakland, for the construction of East Twelfth street as a main thoroughfare, for a new engine-house on Sixth street, for the purchase of a steam roller— this lpst can, I am conlident be manufactured by a local firm— and for the repair of Telegraph avenue. I shall continue to urpe the importance of making all improvements, particularly of streets, bridges and buildings, of so solid and permanent a riatufe that the outlay for maintenance will not be so considerable as heretofore. I belive it is possible for municipalities to select from public officials who are able and willing to manage the city's business with the care and economy that private business is managd and to handle the money of the taxpayers with prudence judgment and economy that characterizes the handling of their own money. So far as in my power I have endeavored to act upon a policy based on this belief and if the people re-elect me to the office ot Mayor I shall continue the support of this policy A glance at the high rate of taxation that prevailed for the past six years will satisfy any one that it has not been for want of funds that.Oakland's improvements are "n general, of such an unsubstantial nature. The taxpayers have supplied the funds but they have received little in return that is solid and enduring. The salary and maintenance claims have often depleted, the treasury. I believe economy and progression may go hand in hand. I believe more may be done than has been done with a lower tax levy than has, as a rule, been imposeJ upon the taxpayers. One of the first questions asked by persons seeking investment is what is your tax rate for city purposes? We should so conduct or municipal affairs that we can answer this question to the satisfaction of the questioners. I am and shall continue to be an advocate of as low a rate of taxation as will meet the requirements of an economic but progressive government. If elected Mayor I shall, as heretofore, devote mv entire time to the business of the city to the end that I may act intelligently in all matters affecting the city's interests in the many duties pertaining to the office of Mayt>r, of Police and Fire Commissioner and member of the Board of Public Works. The annual election of public-school teachers is not, in my judgment authorized by the Btate law. It is a custom that should be abandoned. Teacher* should be permanently employed during their competency. This would take the School Department out of politics. The cost of maintaining the city's public schools could I believe, be materially reduced without in the least impairing its usefulness and efficiency If I am re-elected I shall do my utmost to advance the interest* of the whole city* keeping ever in mind the important lact that the exigency of the times demands as low a rate of taxation as is consistent with that progression essential to the due and proper standing of our beautiful city. j l ijaVIE

In accepting the nomination for the office of Mayor for the city of Oakland I hare carefully considered the duties and responsibilities of the office, and am prepared, if elected, to devote my time, my energies and my best abilities to the faithful

performance of the Mayor's duties. My sole hmbition would be to mak« a record for faithfulness, efficiency and devotion to the public interests, bo that all citizens, irrespective of party, would join in saying at the end of my term of office: -'His work has been well d °s e; bis atteD, tion to the duti «sol his office has been vigilant and constant; he was at all times accessible to the humblest citizen; he was the tool of no person or corporation; he was

WHAT i.. »t»t MANN tx/^rrrn n« WOULD DO.

energetic, firm and watchful.' lam under no pledge or promise of any kind to any one. I shall so continue henceforth, and prefer defeat in this way to election'in any otuer. If elected I shall enter office free and untrarumeled, prepared to act in accordance with my best judgment for the good of the whole city. The study and practice of the law for the past fourteen years will assist me in mastering the details of the water-front litigation. These suits should be pressed forward as speedily as possible, lor at best such litigation is too lengthy. The city's title to the water front cannot be too soon recognized and determined by the courts for Oakland's commerce and industries are impatiently awaiting the time when the city •ball be restored :o ncr own and shall control and manage her harbor facilities. The competing railroads of Los Angeles and Spokane constantly present tons the industrial and commercial advantages of additional railroad facilities. It should be the foremost ambition of the Mayor to procure for Oakland the w< stern terminal of the San Joaquin Valley Railroad. All legitimate inducements should te held out. The bonus heretofore subscribed by public spirited citizens has lapsed by expiration of time. The institution of a new subscription list siiould be one of the efforts of Oakland's next Mayor. In facilitating the procurement of rights of way for the new


road Oakland should sot allow the interior cities to excel her. She should win and wear the palm. Oakland has a great industrial and manufacturing future before her. With additional railroads and the control of her water front restored, great factories, mills and foundries would line her shores. The Mayor of Oakland as its chief executive otficer should endeavor to induce the location of such industries here. In the present time of financial stringency and commercial depression Oakland must be particularly active in these directions and. the spirit of enterprise and advancement aroused and encouraged. We are not now in a condition to bear an increase of the tax rate. Incomes are diminished, and business is not as profitable as formerly. We must practice economy in our city as well as in onr household affairs. But let it be a wise economy. Let not the cent saved obscure the dollar lost thereby. A tax rate of not to exceed $1 10 is under economical expenditure sufficient to pay the interest on our bonds, carry on the city government and at the same time produce a substantial public improvement each year.

We must not allow what we have procured at the expenditure of millions to decay and become useless for lack of repair, nor is it wise economy to neglect the sanitary and commercial conditions of the community. Under a tax rate ot not to exceed $1 10 the city can preserve its present possessions and add year by year to its improvements. The West Oakland marsh should be reclaimed as a sanitary necessity and to remove from the eyes of visitors here the blot upon the landscape that first greets them upon their arrival. The streets of the city are its commercial arteries. They should be restored 10 the condition they were in some twelve years ago as rapidly as possible. It has been demonstrated that a substantial improvement in this direction ran be made each year by the fact that by reason of the energy and activity of the Good Roads Association, the Board of Trade and the Merchants' Exchange $25,000 has been this year set apart by the Council for the pavement of East Twelfth street, from First avenue to Eleventh avenue. The reclamation of the marsh is also in progress. As much and more can be done every year, until in a few years Oakland's main thoroughfares, at least, shall be in rood condition. It is the squandering of public funds that must be guarded against, and the Mayor's chief duty is to be ever vigilant in this direction. If elected Mayor I should personally supervise ail public work and require its performance in strict accordance with specifications. I should at all times favor the acceptance by the city of streets put into the re quired condition at the expense of the property-owners. An ordinance has oeen prepared by a committee of which I am a member which covers this matter specifically, and which will shortly be presented to the Council. Upon public wort I favor the employment of bona-fide residents of Oakland. The public schools should be liberally supported. Horace Mann, the celebrated educator of New England, was a member of my family. lam a graduate of the public school system of this State. I graduated from the University of California in 1881. My brother, A. L. Mann, was Superintendent of Public Instruction in San Francisco and is now principal of the Denman Grammar School. These connections ought to bespeak for me my views upon the public scnool question. Such in brief is my position upon some of the matters which I consider of importance to Oakland. Space forbldi me from referring to other matters or going more into detail at this time - SETH MANN.

First— l will so arrange my business as to give the fullest attention to the duties of the office and give to the city a practical business administration. Second — I will cultivate harmony between the executive and legislative departments of the city government in order that the interests of the oitv may be most effectually promoted. WHAT Third— l will carry a like spirit into my relations with the Board of Public Works, Board of Police Commissioners and GOODENOVOH Board of Fire Commissioner!). The most important administrative interests of the city are embraced in th- specific duties of WOULD DO these three organizations, and therein the Mayor will be expected to find the fieid of his largest usefulness. Fourth— l shall co-operate coidialiy witu the Board of Education Board of Library Trustees and Board of Health on the important duties of heir respective department!). Fifth— lt will be my pnrpose to keep in close touch with the peopie and acquire the clearest possible understanding of their interests and needs; hence suggestions coming from the people will always receive candiu consideration. Sixth— l am impressed with tne great morit of the plan which Mayor Josiah Quincy of Boston has adopted. He has formed a sort of cabinet or advisory committee of seven gentlemen, selected from as many different lines of business and industry who voluntarily meet with him at stated times and advise concerning all questions of larf.e municipal importance. The plan has worked admirably and is growing in popular favor. I believe that representatives selected from the Board of Trade the Merchants' Exchange, the Good Roads Association, the Federated Trades, the' Builders' Association and, it may be, others, could and would give the Mayor most valuable aid and counsel. By this or some other equally practical method I shall aim to secure the complelest possible understanding of all important matters requiring my official action. * Seventh— l am unqualifiedly in favor of a generous policy of public improvements, with rigid economy in expenditure. What tli taxpayers of Oakland want is that every dollar paid out of the city fumis shall be for 100 cents' worth of benefit to tne city. Upon this basis there will never be a high rate of taxation, and all expenditures will be in the nature of permanent investment. Eighth— l am in hearty sympathy with the pronounced demand for good roads. We have already made a small beginning in the way of permanent street improvement, and I shall promote its extension as rapidly as possible. Good roads are a sure index of advance and advancing civilization. Ninth— l shall give earnest attention to the subject of sanitation. Oakland can be made to take the highest rank as a city of healthtui homes. Tenth— l shall endeavor to secure the early acquirement by the city of municipal public utilities in order both to reduce the cost of service to the people and lighten the burdens of taxation. Eleventh — I shall press the water-front suits to a decision favorable to the City by every resource at the command of the Mayor's office. Twelfth— The question 01 a public park commensurate with the present and prospective needs of our city is beginning to attract the attention that Its importance deserves, and I can do no more than promise to assist in reaching a satisfactory solution of the problems which it involves. . Thirteenth — I shall urae the economy of providing employment for as many resident workingmen as possible in needed public improvements. It is cheaper than charity, because the city gets value received for money thus paid out. The worst uae that can be made of men is to support them in idleness. Fourteenth — In these and other ways I shall aim to foster and encourage the commercial, manufacturing, mercantile, industrial and social interests ot Oakland, and rouse our city from the lethargy into which she has fallen. This should be the great railroad center of the Pacific Coast. We should not miss our present opportunity of facilitating the terminus of the Valley road at our own water front. Other lines would follow until the transportation system of our country will meet at our wharves the commerce of a hemisphere. S. GOODENOUGH.

I will endeavor to conduct the affairs of the city as I would my own private busi nest. In fact, I think it is the duty of a public official to use greater discretion and more Vigilance in looking after the business of the municipality over which he is

selected to officiate than over his own affairs. With the private citizen, he is handling his own money and has no one to account to but himself. • On the other hand, the official in whom the trust of the people Is reposed act* as tne representative of all, and must use great care in putting out the money received from the many. All must be treated alike, and tne judgment of a practical business


man is needed to inure an economical yet progressive administration. For every dollar of tax paid in this city should receive the full 100 cents' valuation. The condition of our streets is a matter of grave moment. I would try to see that every one of them is put in first-class condition. Not paved as in the past, sometimes, with large rocks at the bottom over a faulty bed and screenings on tcrp, bat with honest material—good, substantial rock of uniform size that shall form a compact and solid surface. If the paving is done properly it will last for years and save the city thousands of dollars. Then, too, the streets should be beautified. Along the business thoroughfares and main arteries the streets should be bituminized. Take for instance Ninth street. Ten years ago I saw that this was properly bituminized and it has not cost the city one cent for repairs since. Some other streets on which work has been done much later have been a continual burden and are now in a bad condition owing to hasty and faulty paving. When the streets are once thoroughly renovated the city should take charge of them and see that they are nicely kept. I would encourage all manufactories, industries and competing railroads. One line wants to come in here now and there should be no stone left unturned by the city to get it. Being tne terminus of another railroad means much to Oakland. It will give employment to many citizens, help increase the population and is certain to have a beneficial effect on commerce. As far as the water-iront suits are concerned, tney should be rushed on to a speedy and certain termination. Oakland must have her water front and I would never sign a release of it in any way. The cases have now been in court off and on for forty years and they should be kept there until we get a definite answei, one way or the other. Doubtless they will be decided in our favor. Wlien once the city nets possession of Its rightful property there shou d be no delay in improving it. Next I would try to buiid the city up in population and commercial importance. I would try to give out the public work to our own laborers and mechanics, thus keeping the money at home as far as possible and giving tne needy ones an opportunity to earn an honest living. The improvements which should be made are many and home labor should be recognized to the exclusion of outsiders. In municipal affairs I would seek harmony between the executive and legislative departments to the end that the best interests of the city may be subserved and so that no internal bickerings shall be as a stumbling-block in the onward march of progress. Lastly, I would urge an economical, conservative, yet progressive administration of affairs. I would do all in my power to advance Oakland until it finally reaches the high plane of prosperity which its natural advantages have preordained for it. Yours respectfully, A. C. HENRY.

credit for securing to it a park to take the place of a swamp. He is public spirited and widely known, and bis record in the Council is his campaign document. Councilman, First Ward — J S. Cdlburn, the nominee of the People's party, is indorsed by the Republicans. Councilman, Second Ward— D. F. S. Bodle is a physician and a practical ma:: of affair?— in no sense the typical politician. He never ran for office before, but is widely known and Has a large share of public confidence. Councilman, Third Ward— M. W. Upton is an insurance agent. He is a man of 1 ro^-ressive ideas and his campaign has created a very favorable impression in his behalf. Councilman, Fourth Ward— P. J. Boyer is a cigar merchant. He has figured in business circles in the city many year Althougb very popular and enterprism he has never taken a very active part i politics heretofore. He is a member of number of fraternal societies. Councilman, Fifth Ward— F. M. Parcells is an attorney and is another of the large contingent of candidates in this campaign who has never had public office. He was chosen by the Republican convention for his fitness alone, as it was reaiizjd that there was a strong independent candidate from tiie same ward. Councilman, Sixth Ward— William Watkinson lias been a leader in political and fraternal circles in Oakland ior several years. He became prominent at the time of the great railroad -tnke. Previous to ibe strike he was yardmaster lor the railroad. He went oat with the union and never went back. Councilman, Seventh Ward — Harrison D. Rowe is an insurance man. He has lived in the Seventh Ward many years, and was nominated because the convention wanted him to serve rather than because he wanted the office. In i'a.ct, he did not know that he was to be considered until shortly before he was nominated. School Directors: Dr. Myra Knox, nominee at large, has been a School Director for two years, and has been foremost among them, being chairman of t: c High School Committee. She has no opposition, being indorsed by all the tickets. John A. Britton (at large) is manager of the ga-^ works. Twenty-five years ago he shoveled clinkers in the gas works, and has gained his present position, step by step, under the eyes of those who did the promoting. As to his ability and capacity nothing more need be said. John Russ and J. W. Evans, the other two candidates at large, have both been in the board before and are well known. C. H. Redington has the respect of the First Ward; Mark A. Thomas has the unanimous support of the Second; Dr. J. H. Todd is the choce of the Third; Giles i H. Gray, a leadinc lawyer, lias been nomi- I nated from the Fourth; David Rutherford, who made a good record a few years ago on the School Board, comei from the ] Fifth; C. L. Ingler, a successiul business man, is the choice of the Sixth; Dr. W. J. Wilcox has been put forward from the Seventh. For Library Trustees the Republican nominees are: B. A. Rabe, John G. Hoyt, F. 8. Page, William D. Armes, L. J. Hardy Jr.

NEW TO-DAY. A MASS OFSOREST Eczema Quickly Cured by the Electro-Medical Treatment When All Else Failed. THIS WELL KNOWN OLD PIONEER OF CALIFORNIA, I through whose veins courses the stanchest blood of the Revolutionary days, who resides at 905 Fillmore street, in this city, wrote to a friend a few days ago as follows : •A.XJO2STSZ O MORROW. ' San Francisco, February 23, 1897. "Dear Sib: I have just been cured of eczema by the Electro-Medical Cure, which recently created such a Juror of excitement in the scientific world. For many lons months I had suffered intolerable itching on my chest, back and neck. Haying tried m*ny remedies and doctors, I whs astonished at the rapid relief I received at the State Electro-Medical Institute, at 3 Eddy street, near Market. The eminent specialists of tne Institute, who discovered this combined ; treatment of medicine and electricity, have not only effected a complete cure of my ailment, but have made a number of cures in other diseases that I know of which are truly wonderful." ALONZO MORROW, 905 Fillmore street, San Francisco, Cal. ONE AMONG MANY. Mr. Morrow's statement is but one among hundreds that have: been received from people who are overjoyed at being cured of ailments, such as Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Neuralgia, Heart Disease, Dyspepsia, Eye Disease, Skin Disease, Rheumatism, Malaria, Nervous Diseases, Kidney Diseases, Insomnia, Hysteria, Dysentery, Paralysis, Rickets, Scrofula, Consumption, Liver . Diseases, Diseases of Bowels, Ovarian Diseases, Sciatica, Tumors and Abnormal Growth, Deformities, Spinal i Disease, Varicocele and Rupture, which have proved too stubborn for other medical skill. . SCIENTIFIC APPLIANCES. In the administration of the Electro-Medical Treatment the Institute uses the most complete and costly Galvanic, Faradic and Static batteries, the Static battery alone costing over $1000. The X-Ray, too, has proved itself of inestimable value in determining the location, extent and character of disease. . HOME TREATMENT. # If you cannot visit the Institute write for . the neat and effective body battery, which can be worn under the clothing, next to the skin, day and night. The poles of the battery are placed on the medicine-pads ; the electricity passes through them, carrying the medicine right to the diseased parts, giving almost immediate relief and. effecting cures where all other kinds of treatment have failed. STATE ELECTRO-MEDICAL INSTITUTE, Market, Powell and Eddy Sts., Entrance 3 Eddy St.» SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

The Democratic Nominees. The Democrats did not nominate a lull ticket. No nominations were made for Auditor or City' Treasurer or Councilman lor the Third Ward. Neitner was there a straight ticket nominated for the Board oi Education. City Attorney— Thomas F. Gnrrity is 35 years of age. He was a candidate for Superior Judge at the late general election ana made an excellent run. He polled more votes in the city than did the Republican candidates who were elected, their votes in the county outside the city overconiin • Garrity's vote in the city. The Democrats expect him to win this time by repeating his performance of November. City Engineer — R. M. Clement is about i>3 years oi ajie. He was educated in Oak.and, took a thorough course of civil engineering and has been at the bend of sev* eral large projects, one particularly at Salt Lake. He is very popular. Councilmen at Lur«e — George I. Earl served two terms in tiieCouncl representing the Second Ward and counts upon liia record >.o elect him at large. He is making an active canvass. Henry M. HaLht is a nephew of exGovernor Haight. He is a young man, a resident of the Fifth Ward. He is highly esteemed by all wtio know h.m. He is not. making a very active < auva-s. R. M. Turner is an old and respected citizen. He has large interests in me city and county. He is also largely interested in Napa County. Councilman First Ward — James Henneberry is an olu resident of the First Want, This is bis candidacy for any public (.'fflee. He is a lar^e property-owner of me vvt.rd and is looked upon as a safe, conservative man for the office. Councilman Second Ward — F. R. Girard is a prominent merchant, president oi the Girard Piano Company. He is .1 candidate for a return t<> the office. He made an excellent record as Counc Imiiii and also as member of the Board of Education. Councilman Fourth Ward— C. 11. Brosnafcan is the incumbent from the Fourth Ward atia has served lor sev; ral terms He is a member of the Democratic Slate Central Committee and is widely known as an active factor in Democratic politics. Councilman Fifth Ward— A. Fibush i? a prominent merchant. He ran for the same office at the last city election and he was beaten by so slim a majority as 48. Councilman Sixth Warn — Edward A. Stanley is a young man who grew up in the ward which he seeks to represent. He is a capable young man and high.y esteemed. Councilman Seventh Ward— H. P. Cai eil is the son of tie Councilman who represented the Seventh Ward for two terms. He has the commendable ambition to follow in his father's footsteps, and is being seconded in the same to an extent only to be determined to-morrow. Board ot Education — E. B. Clement is the Democratic and Citizens' Municipal

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