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DR. D. O. CROWLEY
OFFERS HIS HOME
His Wife Refuses to Return
to the Scene of Alleged
IS ALLOWED ALIMONY.
Attorney Foote Says the Com
plaint Is That of a Crazy
FIRST HEARING IN COUET.
The Doctor Denies Being Nearly So
Rich as His • Wife Says
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, April 7. j
The first inning in court of the Crowley
diTorco case was had to-day. The petition
of Mrs. Alma A. Crowley for alimony was
heard and decided. The doctor's wife,
t rough her attorneys, W. It. Davis and
Fred 1.. Button, asked for $250 a month
and |400 for counsel fees. After W. W.
Foote and R. M. Fitzgerald had concluded
their argument Judge Ogden decided that
$150 a month was enough for Mrs. Crow
ley and her two children and $250 was
enough for her attorneys.
Attorney Davis opened the proceedings
by setting forth in general terms the alle
gations in Mrs. Crowley's complaint for a
divorce. Mr. Foote protested against this.
He said that when the proper time came
they would show that the charges of adul
tery and cruelty were those of a crazy
Mr. Davis then read a lengthy affidavit
that set forth all the allegations in the
complaint. It stated that on the 24th oi
March she had left her home on Franklin
street and had gone to reside with her two
little children at the Hotel Metropole.
Mrs. Crowley is said to be destitute, and
one of her children needs a nurse and med
ical attendance. She has already run up
a bill of $oS at the hotel, and is also in
need of clothing. Dr. Crowley is said to
be in receipt of an income of $1000 a month
and to have bills outstanding to the
amount of $20,000.
Mr. Foote then stated the doctor's side
of the case. He set torth that Mrs.
Crowley, with unjust cause, had, on the
2 li h alt., left her home on Alice street and,
taking her children with her, had pone to
lire in an expensive hotel; that the de
fendant had informed her that she might
return to her home and that she would be
free from annoyance on the part of the de
fendant or any other person; that the
defendant would protect her there; that
he had repeatedly made the same offer to
her; that he now made the same offer
again and that he is willing to guarantee
l.er any protection which she may need or
demand; that he will keep her supplied
with food and clothing, care for her chil
dren, pay all her hills and surround her
With the neces-ary attendants to make
L-eriife comfortable. At the same time,
he denied that it was necessary to sup
]uy her where she is stepping at the
present time with nurses and medical
attendance for the special care of his chil
dren and he bases this denial on the fact
that he is himself a medical man. For the
tame reason he denies that it is necessary
to provide * certain amount of money with
which to pay for medicai attendance, be
cause the courtesy which exists in
the medical profession renders such an al
iowanee unnecessary. He also asserts she
was not in any manner restricted in what
she wbs to purchase for herself, her own
tense of propriety and necessity being her
governing power, and that she had always
been the sole judge of what she was to
purchase. The doctor further denies that
ne has an income of $1000 a month, or
that his income will exceed $950 a month ;
that his expenses for office, help, horses,
material" and other expenses exclusive of
those of a personal character average $500.
The doctor further denies that he has
rr.ore than $15,000 in outstanding accounts
on his books and says only 20 per cent is
Mr. Fonte concluded by offering counsel
JiijO and alimony of $150 a month. He
said that Dr. Crowley would agree to leave
the home to his wife and live elsewhere,
and that she could not say she was home
Mr. Davis said the court could not force
Mrs. Crowley to return to the theater of
her troubles. She should be made a rea
sonable allowance and be at liberty to
choose her own home.
After hearing all the evidence Judge
tvden said that Mrs. Crowley should be
able to prepare her divorce case on $250
and to live on $150 a month.
The attorneys for Dr. Crowley stated
that within ten days after the filing of the
complaint the an.«\ver would be hied and
the innocent woman whose name had
been bandied all over the State would be
Failed to Provide for His Wife and
OAKLAND, Cal., April 7.— Solomon
Buumgarten was found guilty of neglecting
his wife and infant child, in the Police
Court to-day by Judge Wood. Several
. witnesses testified that he refused to secure
■ a physician or do anything for his wife
when she v.as ill. When one of his neigh
bors told him mat he should get food to
nourish his wife he replied that it was
holiday weeK and she could not eat any
thing but matzos and flour.
Baumgarten took the stand in his own
benalf, but insisted on keeping his nat on
while testifying. He said he was not ex
pecting an addition to his family and had
purchased twenty-five pounds of maizos,
which was enough for one person, but he
had not counted on the infant. He
claimed that a neighbor was trying to
ruin biro. He will be up for sentence to
Called Upon by the Assessor and His
'Toll Tax Demanded.
OAKLAND, Cal., April Deputy
County Assessor Tyrrell called on Joaquin
Miller at his home :n the hills to-day to
ascertain what value he placed on ills
earthly surroundings and belongings.'and
was met with this reply:
"Well, I puess there is not any more
earth or water or sky or flowers around
here now than . there was a year ago, so I
guess you know as well S3 I do how much
. you ought U> asses? me."
A request from tho polite Assessor for
.the poet's poll tax was met with a plea for
further time, which was granted. The
deputy assessor has not yet made his re
turns to his superior.
ACTIVEX^ AT WORK.,
The Oakland Co-operative Colony at
OAKLAND, Cal., April 7.— J. Greg ,
president of the co-operative colony which
was organized in this city last year and
secured about GOO acres of land on Winters
" Island, in Sacramento River, came down
yesterday for a visit. He says that a
great deal of farm work is being done and
that the outlook is very promising. The
membership is limited* to 100 ana the so
ciety has now eighty-seven members.
A temporary canning establishment is
to be fitted up, he says, In order to can to
matoes, corn, beans," etc.. when prices at
Sail Francisco drop down below the noint
which leaves a reasonable profit to the
Ho Will Return .
OAKLAND, Cal., April 7.- A. F. Wfl-
l ' a ?s. the daylight burglar captured by
Orncer Green, has been identified by the
police as Harry Lewis, who was released
from San Quentin last November after a
three years' sentence for burelary com
mitted in San Francjsco. He has since
served a ninety days' sentence in San
Francisco foi petty larceny, under the
name of J. T. Jones. He denies these, but
the photographs are very damaging evi
dence against him.
Before he entered Franklin's room,
where he was discovered, he had com
mitted another burglary at the Winters
Hotel. The nickel alarm clock found on
him has been identified as the property of
Albert Sanders, cook at the hotel. Two
charges of burglary will be placed against
him, and it is likely he will spend some
time behind the bars.
W. A. Uoloomb Very 111.
OAKLAND, Cal., April 7. — A. W. Hol
comb, president of the San Francisco
Produce Exchange, who has been seriously
ill for several months, was the principal in
an interesting operation to-day, which it
is hopsd will hasten his recovery. Mr.
Holcomb has been suffering from dropsy,
and at to-day's operation fifteen quarts of
water were taken from him at his resi
dence in tliis city. He is resting easy to
night, and feels confident that he will soon
be about again and be able to resume his
business. slr. Holcomb is well known
here and resides at 522 Seventeenth street,
with his wife and family.
OAKLAND, Cal.. April 7.— The report
of the Board of Works as street opening
commissioners has been filed for the e.\^
tension of Brush street from First street
to deep water in t' c estuary. The total
expense figures up $2439 80, ana property
on both sides of Brush street to Twentieth
is assessed for the opening.
The property to be taken belongs to the
Central Pacific Railroad and Pacific Im
provement Company, and they are
awarded $2349 damages. Secretary Kauf
man and Engineer Wilson are allowed $125
each for their fees.
The Girl Detained.
OAKLAND, Cal., April 7.— Detective
Williams met and took into custody to
day as she alighted from the train Miss
Emma Wagner, a ltj-year-old girl from
Visalia, in response to a telegram from her
father requesting that she be held. When
questioned by Cnief Lloyd the girl said
she was a tr.iloress, and becoming dissatis
ied with her home life decided to leave.
She will be held awaiting her father's ar
Editorial Chair Vacant.
OAKLAND, Cal., April 7. — Willis
Ketcham, the high school boy suspended
by Principal McCnesney, has not re
quested to be reinstated, but, on the con
trary, has said he did not want to return.
The -Egis Publishing Company will there
fore hold a special meeting "Wednesday
week to select an editor to till the vacancy
caused by his absence.
HISTORY OF A DAY.
Alameda County Happening* Told In
Oakland Office San Francisco Call. »
908 Broadway, April 7. j
Piedmont Parlor No. 120, N. S. G. W., will
give their seventh anniversary party at Mili
tary Hall on Wednesday evening.
The estate of Kate B. Trowbridtje has been
appraised at $7634. She owned stock in sev
eral local and San Francisco corporations.
The taxpayers are coming in with their sec
ond installments and the uepleted funds in the
City Treasurer's office are beginning to grow.
John Broadbent, the old man who was try
ing to entice little girls into a vacant house
in North Temescal, was fined $60 or thirty
days in jail.
County Tax Collector Barber has commenced
hia work in real earnest as collector of county
liquor licenses, the first work being done this
morning, four licenses being issued.
Mrs. Alice M. Stoeker, county president of
the Political Equality Club, has returned to
her home in Sunol. and is now actively carry
ing <m the political campaign in that place.
Areao Guiseppe, an old cobbler, who lives at
423 Second street, was thrown from a wagon
to-day on Twenty-second street, near Grove,
and sustained a severe concussion of tne brain.
The friends of Mrs. Louise Faessier are mak
ing another attempt to secure her release from
the Ukiah asylum. An application for a writ
of habeas corpus was reiused about six months
Charles Bain, the bicyclist from Fruitvale, is
being feted and dined in Yokohama, where he
is winning races and trophies without num
ber. He ih called the bicycle champion of
Charles Merrill, who was arrested last night
by Officer Cooney for robbery committed on a
Chinaman in June, 1895, was not in the police
dock this morning. The Chlnarnan has not
been yet found to swear to a complaint.
The litigation over the estate of the late Dr.
Hood oi Hay.yards has come to a close. The
ostaie will now go to Mrs. Bessie Hood, who
resides in the East and who satisfactorily estab
lished the fact that she is tne widow of the de
Professor K. 11. Griggs cf Stanford Univer
sity will address the teacher* of the Oakland
School Department and their friends at the
High School building Thursday next at 2:30
p. m. His subject will be, '-Literature and Gen
The suit of A. C. Hammond Jr. against the
Trustees of San Leandro ;o restrain them from
proceeding to construct an electric-light i>lant
was set for hearing before Judge Ogdsu to-day,
but neither party appeared and the case was
dropped from the docket.
Many People and Towns Hare Already
Accepted the Invitation to
OAKLAND, Cal., April 7.— The ladies of
the Fabiola floral fete auxiliary met this
morning and those engaged in canvassing
for the souvenir reported that they had
met with success and that the work will
be a county programme.
The programme at the Oakland Trotting
Park will begin before noon. In the
morning the exempt lirernen will hold
their anniversary parade downtown,
assisted by the exempts of Stockton, San
Jose, San FrancUco end other towns.
After this the crowds will go to the park
and the exercises will be kept up till night.
Following is a list of those who have al
ready promised to decorate their carriages
and turn out in the parade :
Mrs. Isaac L. Itequa, Mrs. George EL Whcaton,
A. Q. Glenn, Mrs. James .Stanley, Mission San
Jose, Mrs. Archie Borland, Hrs.lL L. Ratten
berg, Mrs. James A. Kolger, Mrs. Gordon M.
fctolp, Mrs. Paul Lohsc, Mis. J. M. Driscoll, Mrs
K. M. Smith, Mrs. Hugo Abrahamson, Mrs. E.
W. Marston, Mrs. F. W. Havens, M. J. Keller
U / s - ^? stes I>ierc e. Mrs. Oscar Lunine,
Mrs. William J. Landers, Mrs. P. If. Kemfl
lard, Mr?. Alexander Mcßean, James K. Moffitt,
I. J. Kciler, Mrs. E. B. Stone, Miss Grace Gor
rflL Miss May BurnhaiD, Miss Strong, Mrs. J.
U. Merril!, Mrs. Remi Chabot, Miss Mamie Bar
ker, Mrs. Albert Brown, Mrs. Henry Wethcrbee
Mrs. A. .Schilling Mrs. Sherman, I). B.
Hinekley, Walter O.Manuel, U. B. Daniela. Hou
J. L. Davie, Mayor; the Misses Denison, Fred
Prinze, Cnptaln John Wright, Mrs. Edward
Hackett, Mrs. Robert Knight, Henry Fine, Abe
P. Leach, Miss L. E. Ward, equestrienne; Miss
Lanra Fenton, equestrienne ; Upper Fruit Vale
Improvement Club; California Mandolin Club
Upper Fruit Vale; town of Haywards, float;
Mission San Jose, float; Ladies' League of Liv
Would >ot liat tho flag.
An Englishman, in Washington, at din
ner, declined to eat an ice frozen in the
shape and colors of the American flag.
This he did because he held it to be bad
form to abeorb the National emblem. The
incident was significant as showing the
distinction and the difference between the
British idea of patriotism and our own.
Englishmen lift their hats when their flag
is carried past, and rise when the national
anthem is played in theaters and music
halls. No true Briton, in trade or out of
it, would use the flag of his country for ad
vertising purposes.— Boston (Saturday
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1896.
Pronounced More Danger
ous to Health Than Pro
MUST BE DISINFECTED.
An Oakland Physician Thinks
the Board of Health Should
LITTLE TOWELS NOW IN USE.
An Apparently Trivial Matter That
Will Interest All Users
Oakland Office San Fkancisco Call,[
90S Broadway, April 7. J
There is danger in the telephone. After
one of the little hello boxes have been in
general use for a few months the accumu
lation of promiscuous breaths on the inner
plate of the mouthpiece contain microbes.
Everybody who has used a telephone
much knows how offensive is the odor of
a mouthpiece of a 'phone in general use.
Men in the act of chewing tobacco will
frequently talk and breathe into the
mouthpiece, and it is very common to see
a telephone on which the hot breath has
been condensed, and presents the appear
ance of dew. Often people place their lips
inside the mouthpiece and find the ma
chine is all wet witn somebody's offensive
This fact has been recognized for a Jong
time in this city, and in many offices and
stores a neat little towel is suspended from
the mouthpiece, with which everybody
that talks is expected to wipe the 'phone.
Dr. O. L. Jones has made a careful ex
amination of the mouthpieces of various
telephones and is very pronounced in his
opinion regarding the danger that larks in
the innocent-looking machines.
"Too much care cannot be shown in the
use of the telephone." said the doctor to
day. "I have seen some of the most offen
sive matter in the mouthpiece of a public
telephone. Breath from diseased lungs is
breathed into them and in fact anything
that comes out of the mouth of men and
women. It does not need a physician to
see the wide field it affords for the dissem
ination of disease. Many times you will
see one person step up to a telephone ]ust
as soon as another has finished speaking.
After a conversation through a telephone
the mouthpiece is almost invariably "damp
and many times the condensed breath runs
out in drops.
" I have frequently unscrewed the
mouthpiece and found a vile secretion in
side that was decidedly nauseating. It is
not only objectionable, but it is dangerous
and represented probably the accumula
tion or thousands of offensive breaths.
It is strange to me that this matter has
not been taken up before, as it is of far
more importance than many matters that
have been investigated. I remember not
long ago an agitation being started about
school-children getting the wrong caps
and its attendant evils. This matter of
telephone mouthpieces is of vastly more
"It is a matter that should be takon up
by the various Boards of Health. It
would be a comparatively easy matter to
arrange a disinfectant at the mouth of a
telephone that would at once destroy any
injurious particles that might be breathed
into it. It would be a good plan for every
telephone to be supplied with a little
medicated towel, with which the mouth
piece should be wiped before beini: used.
Much has been said and written about the
dangers of promiscuous kissing, but they
are very slight compared to what lurks in
the mouthpiece of a telephone."
LIQUOR IN BERKELEY.
An Amended Ordinance That
Threatens Men With
University Field Day Preparations.
Foresters Mcct — The Columbia
BERKELEY, Cat,., April 7.-Town At
torney Hayne has just completed the prep
aration of a number of amendments to
tbe famous ordinance regulating the sale
and stora* eof liquor within the one mile
limit of the university grounds. The pro
vision as to the storage of liquor, upon
which the recent successful attacks upon
the liquor men was principally enacted, is
retained in the proposed amendment to
the ordinance, but has a slight modifica
tion so as to correct the extreme severity
of the regulation.
The amendment referred to names a
definite amount of liquor which is to be
the limit that may be kept without a
storage license. This change, it is argued,
does away with the objection that the
ordinance prevents the keuping of liquor
for private use, as the amount allowed
will be fully adequate for such purposes.
It is assumed that parties who are ac
customed to keep more than the amount
named in the amendment are selling
liquor to others. Those who Lave been
fighting the liquor ordinance and those
whose statements had weight with Judge
Frick when he decided that the ordinance
was unconstitutional argued that the law
was tyrannical in the extreme, and that,
from the reading and sentiment of the
ordinance, no ono was allowed to keep
even a small flask of liquor for his own
Joseph Doran of the California Hotel
was arrested yesterday afternoon under a
clause of the ordinance that is still in
force, the charge against him being that
of maintaining an establishment in which
intoxicants were sold in violation of the
Doran was arrested once before under
the unconstitutional storage clause of the
ordinance and the ca^e against him was
thrown out when tbe clause was declared
invalid in the appealed case of Strieker,
but this time be comes under the "sell
A. Berg of the Acheson Hotel was ar
rested this afternoon for maintaining a
place where liquor is sold.
University Field Way.
BERKELEY, Cal., April 7.— The an
nual championship field day of the Uni
versity of California will take place next
Saturday afternoon on the Berkeley cinder
track. Captain Merwin says that there
will be more entries for this field day than
at any other in Berkeley for several' years
past. This is attributed to the fact* that
another Eastern trip of representative
university athletes has been planned for
tbi3 summer. The work of the men on
Saturday will largely determina who will
be able to make places on the Eastern
Berkeley is strong this year iv the
weight and Jong-distance men, but is
somewhat weak in the sprints and middle
distances. Both Captain Merwin and
Manager Friend express hope that the
sprints may be much strengthened. Those
who are doing the most promising work in
this event at the present time are Chick,
Hupp, Dickie and Stevens. In a try-out
the other evening Hupp covered the 100
in 10 4-5 seconds. Up to the present time
Chick's events were the fifty and seventy
five yard dash. It is believed that all four
of the men mentioned 'vill make the dis
tance on Saturday in less than 10 4-5. but
what Captain Merwin is after is a 10-sec
ond man such as Scroggins.
Town Board Meets.
BERKELEY, Cal., April 7.— The Town
Board held a meeting last night.
The opening of Sixth street over its entire
length in the town limits and one-half
block east and west was decided upon, and
Engineer Huggins was instructed to pre
pare a resolution of intention to do the
work. Town Attorney Hayne reported in
the matter of the water lots offered to the
town by W. B. Heywood, that the latter
had declared himself willing to deed the
lots to the town at any time for wharf
purposes. The lots are at the foot of Dela
ware street. A deed for them will prob
ably be secured from Mr. Heywood and
placed in escrow to await Berkeley's readi
ness to build a wharf. President'llichards
announced that the water companies have
not yet jeached an agreement to divide
the town, buc that negotiations are still
No I)eci«ion Vet.
BEKKELEY, Cat-, April 7.— The Board
of Town Trustees have not yet decided
what to do with the Columbia* Fire Com
pany for their alleged violation of the
liquor law. The committee appointed to
investigate the matter asked last night at
the board meeting for further time. The
firemen, in anticipation of a possible re
port against them ard action by the board
looking to their disorganization aa a fire
company, have organized themselves into
a Columbia Social Club. The new club's
officers are Robert Steedman, president;
Connie Graham, vice-president; James
Kenn y, secretary; E. G. Axx, treasurer;
Andy Frick, master of ceremonies.
BERKELEY, Cal., April 7. —An excep
tionally fine literary and musical pro
gramme was presented last night at Odd
Fellows Hall to a crowded house by Court
University, Ancient Order of Foresters.
Following were the numbers rendered:
Instrumental quartet, North Berkeley or
chestra; jiiano solo, Miss Berntce Kelly; piano
solo. L)r. A. de Mareonnay ; overture to "Poet
and Peasant" (Suppe); address, Mr. Francis;
mandolin and piano duet, "Angels' Serenade,"
the Misses Hess; Hddress, Mr. Nulty; vocal
solo. "Ben Bolt," Miss Bornlce Kelly; overture
with chimes, Berkeley orchestra; address, Mr.
Faulkner; reading, Mr. Chr.se ; piano solo, Dr.
A. de Marconnay; humorous reading, Mr.
Will Katlfy His Plans.
BERKELEY, Cal., April 7.— A meeting
of the associated students of the Univer
sity has been called for next Thursday
afternoon to ratify the plans of Manager
Friend for the "conduct of the Eastern
athletic tour, and to take definite measures
with regard to supportiner the bia benefit
field day which will be given on May 2 at
Baseball at Berkeley.
BERKELEY. Cal., April 7.— The Stan
ford Var-ity baseball nine will piay the
Reliance Club team next Saturday after
noon on the University of California dia
BOY BURGLARS ARE FREE
Now They Want to Meet the
Man Who Promised an
Anxious to Know if Ke Will Hold
Out on Them Because They
Were No 1 . Spank-d.
Oakland OrFirE Saw Francisco Call,)
!K>3 Broadway, April 7. f
The trio of little burglars who have bpen
in the City Prison for over two weeks was
released by Judge Wood to-day. The ac
tions of the boys were thoroughly boyish
and did not indicate any developed crim
inal traits and the Judge thought their
present experience in a prison cell was
sufficient punishment. The little fellows
gave as their reason for committing the
burglary that they wanted for once to
have all the candy they could eat, and
they also had a desire to go and see a big
city. Two of the boys had never crossed
the bay. Consequently when they saw the
means to fulfill both their desires in a
grocer's shop they threw a stone through
the window, crawled in and helped them
While in prison a very generous offer
was made by John T. Bell, who is well
known in this city. The offer will have to
be kept, as the boys have announced their
intention of taking advantage of it. Mr.
Beil published a statement in which he
"I have a feeling of sympathy for those
young rascals and believe that if Chief
Lloyd, with the consent of Judge Wood,
would spank them and send them home
tne safety of society will not be jeopar
dized. Later on when they have added a
decade or two to their ages it may be neces
sary, perhaps, to round them up again and
send them to the penitentiary, but the
spanking would just about meet the needs
for this occasion. When I was a young
ster 1 had the same craving for candy
which these little fellows have (and which
was seldom gratified), and also a desire to
see a big city, and when, at the ace of 10, I
was taken to Quincy, HI., with its teeming,
swarming population of 20,000 and was
Riven a whole half-dollar with which to
buy candy there was not a happier boy in
fourteen counties than I was. Arid then,
too, L was something of a thief myself at
the same tender age.
"I hope that Judge Wood will release
these embryo malefactors this time, and
if they will hunt me up I will gladly pro
vide funds sufficient to pay their way over
to San Francisco and out to Golden Gate
Park and return, with a margin larce
enough to buy all the candy they can eat
during the day."
The boys said to-day that Mr. Bell
would certainly be hunted up, and that he
would be lucky if he kept his promise and
was not out more than $5.
"A trip to Golden Gate Park — Where's
that?" asked "Chicken" Paeheco.
"Guess he never seen me eat candy,"
said Frank Dellaroco. But Robert Ash
could not speak for a iDoment. Presently
"Didn't the man say that he'd treat if
we were let off with a spanking?"
"That's what," said two disappointed
voices. Now all three are considering if
Mr. Bell will try to save his "treat" be
cause there was no trouncing done.
ABUSED HIS WIFE.
Mary Alaineda Divorced at Twenty-
Two, After Six Years' Wedded
. .. ... Life. ■ ; ■ ■
ALAMEDA, Cal., April 7.— Mary Ala
meua was granted a divorce to-day by
Judge Frict, the custody of her little girl
and the community property, valued at
$1500. in lieu of alimony. The husband
was given the two boys. He made no
contest to the proceedings.
According to the evidence she married
Manuel P. Alame<ia about six years ago,
when she was only sixteen. He was her
senior by several years and had a place
near Mission San Jose. He promised to
make her happy, but soon after the wed
ding he became abusive, attempting to
make her a druds:c and slave. On many
occasions he struck and beat her.
England's national anthem was first
sung in public in 1740.
LIBRARY MEN TO MEET.
Convention of the Central Cali
fornia Association at
THE INFLUENCE OF THE BOOKS.
Debate on the Relative Value of Pul
pit, Press and Library in Ele
ALAMEDA, Cal., April 7.— The Library
Association of Central California will hold
its convention in this city on Friday even
ing. The Council chambers of the new
City Hall, on Santa Clara avenue, have
been selected as the place of meeting.
The subject for discussion is "Pulpit,
Press and Public Library as Means of In
fluencing Public Opinion and Elevatine
Humanity." The speakers are Rev.
George R. Dodson of the First Unitarian
Society; T. G. Daniells, editor of the Aja
meda Argus; D. J. Sullivan, Superinten
dent of Schools in Alameda, and Principal
Ergo Majors of the Alameda High School.
The Library Association of Central Cali
fornia was organized on February 22, 1895.
The officers are: J. C. Rowell, librarian
University of California, president; George
T. Clark, librarian, San Francisco, vice
president; A. M. Jellison, secretary Me
chanics' Library, San Francisco, secretary ;
A. J. Uleary, Odd Fellows' Library, San
Francisco, treasurer. The members are:
R. O. Craven, Miss Genevieve Green and
Miss Caroline G. Hancock of Sacramento;
E. M. Clouasley of Stockton; Miss Bertha
Kumle of Santa Rosa; Henry F.
Peterson, Miss Jennie M. Fenton and
Miss Lily C. Cole of Oakland; W.
D. Armes and J. D. Layman of the
University of California ; E. H. Woodruff
and F. J. Tejrgert of Stanford University;
John G. BricK, I. P. Allen, John Lutgen
and J. W. Harbourne of Alameda, ana H.
R. Coleman, L. B. Wetherbee, Miss Emily
J. Wade, Miss Laura E. Morton, J. H.
Wood, D. M. Murphy, Frank Morton, A.
E. Kellogg, C. 0. Young, Miss Celia A.
Haywerd, James F. Snelling, Ed Larde, L.
P. McCarty, Miss Nettie Wade, Miss Anna
L. Sawyer, Ed E. Sawyer, Will E. Fisher,
P. Rea, E. J. Casey, E. J. Dupuy, Miss
Lita McKenty, William Doxy, P. J.
Healey, A. B. Davis, Mrs. E. C. Ainsworth,
Joy Lichenstein, C. K. Rosenberg, W. P.
Kimbali, Frank Vaslit, Miss J. S. Klink
and William C. Mysell of San Francisco.
John W. Harbourne, one of the most
prominent members of the association, is
the Alameda librarian. Hia assistants
are Miss Mary C. Harbaugh and William
Work on the Extension of the Electric
Light Plunt Stopped.
ALAMEDA, Cal., April 7.— Work on the
extension of the Alameda municipal elec
tric plant was stopped to-day at noon.
Last night the Board of City Trustees
managed to allow two bills of $450 and
$2.*>00 respectively on account of the con
tracts entered into for the extension be
fore a Deputy Sheriff could serve notices
of the second injunction against them.
The first injunction had been dissolved
during the day because of an informality,
but the second injunction was issued im
mediately thereafter. It was not of force,
however, until notice had been served
upon those whom it was directed against,
and there was therefore a hiatus. The
officer with the writ was in the City
Halt for some time before the board
opened its session, but was not alert
enough to perform his duty until after de
mands as above stated had been formally
The contractors did uot get their money,
however, as Treasurer Wheeler was noti
fied by the attorney who sued out the in
junction not to honor the warrants, and
abided the notification. He will pay no
money on account of this improvement
until its legal status is settled in the courts.
The Board of Municipal Trustees passed
a resolution, af ier they had been enjoined,
notifying the contractors to knock off
work. The contractors, however, were not
served with it in the morning, and went
on as usual. At noon, however, tney re
ceived notification, and all work ceased.
About $15,000 worth of work has been
contracted for, and an engine has been
ordered from the East. Electrical machin
ery has also been ordered and one side of
the old building has been torn out to re
ceive an addition, leaving the machinery
exposed. The plant is in a very bad shape,
and unless the question at issue is speedily
decided, damage is likely to result. The
matter is creating factions and is regarded
by all conservative citizens as most un
fortunate in every respect.
THE WOMEN TOTED.
An Innovation in the Election of Vestry
men at Chri«t Church.
ALAMEDA. Cal., April 7.— Women
were allowed to vote at Christ Episcopal
Church last evening. The occasion was
the annual election of vestrymen and it
was the first election at which such a
privilege has been granted to the women
of the congregation. Many well-known
ladies took advantage of the new oppor
tunity and the vote cast was exceptionally
large. The vestrymen elected are: Thomas
A. Smith, senior warden; William liigby,
junior warden; L. T. Burd, E. B. Phelps,
F. B. Graves, Edwin Booth, Frederick
Michaels, F. E. Mason and C. B. Russell.
Other elections at the church resulted as
St. Agnes Guild— President, Mrs. J. C. Mc-
Kane; vice-president, Mrs. A. Victors; secro
tary, Mrs. A. M. Hickox, and treasurer, Miss
Young Ladies' Auxiliary to the League-
President, Mlfs Marie Victors; vice-president,
Miss Emily Mason; secretary, Miss Charlotte
Deas: treusurer, Miss Maud Russell; directress,
Mrs. M. R. Wiggtn.
Senior Warden Thomas A. Smith has
been a vestryman for upward of twenty
years. He stated that for that reason he
did not desire to be renomiuated, but he
was renominated and was unanimously
St. Agnes Guild received and distributed
over $1000 in charity work during the year.
The receipts and disbursements of the
church for the year ending on Monday
were about $6000. The Easter offering was
The Boys' Brigade Hospital Corps of the
church has organized an infantr}' company
of the younger members, with Edmund
Cordes as captain.
A Reported Burglary.
ALAMEDA, Cal., April 7.— Roy Powell,
a cigar dealer, claims to have lost $45 last
night through a burglary. He lives at
2200 Central avenue. Powell sleeps on the
ground floor. The burglar is believed to
have effected an entrance through ihe
kitchen door. The money was under
Powell's pillow, and the fact that it was
taken without his knowing it indicates
that he is a very sound sleeper. The burg
lary was reported to the police, but no clew
has been obtained of the burglar.
ALAMEDA. Cal.. April 7.— Five pro
posals were received at the last meeting of
the Municipal Board to finish off rooms
and build additions to the two engine
houses of the fire department on Webster
and Sherman streets. They were as fol
lows: O. Larsen, $1255; D. Straub <fc Son,
FRANK W. BUTTERFIELD
WII.I, SEtL THIS DAY, AT 11 A. SI.
ill PACIFIC STREET, NEAR MONTGOMERY
5762; D. S. Brehaut. $749; James A. Col
lins, |690, and J. H. Scholten, $688. They
were all referred to the building com
ASKED TO ASSIST.
George P. Morrow Says He Is Not
Anxious to Dictate to His
OAKLAND, Cal., April 7.— The Seventh
Ward Republican Club bay been asked to
name its choice of delegate to the Sacra
mento convention. Committeeman George
P. Morrow has sent the following letter to
Mr. W. A. Dow, President Seventh Ward Repub
lican Clvb — Dear Sir: Pursuant to our conver
sation of even date, I beg to say again thnl as I
am unfamiliar with the names of your leading
Republicans \vhodesire;to attend the State Con
vention called for the purpose of naming dele
gates to the National Convention, and further,
having no desire whatever to dictate to my
fellow Republicans, I would request that your
club, which, I am informed, is large and thor
oughly representative, meet and select names to
serve as delegates, with this assurance, over
my signature, that they will be appointed.
I cannot at this writing inform you how
many delegates your ward is entitled to under
the State Central Committee's apportionment,
but as soon as ascertained I will communicate
with you. As the names do not have to be
handed in before April 25 ample time Is allowed
for careful selection.
Trusting this will meet with the approval
of the club, I beg to subscribe myself, very sin
cerely yours, George P. Morrow.
The Seventh Ward Club will meet to
morrow night to consider Mr. Morrow's
THE CONTEST ENDED.
William F. Rnsiunte I« Selected as
San Leant! id's Post
SAN LEANDRO, Cal., April 7.— W. F.
Rasiante received word to-day from Wash
ington, D. C, that he had been nominated
by the President as postmaster at thin
place. This ends a most bitter contest
between local factions, but leaves a breach
that it will take long to repair.
This is a Presidential office that pays
$1200 a year. Mr. Gray, the incumbent,
has not kept it up to the condition it was
when he took it. His term expired De
cember 16, 1895. The successful candidate
is a saloon-keeper and was indorsed by
John P. Irish, John Glascock and Governor
The other candidates were Fred Meyers,
a merchant of the town, and Dan Mc-
Carty, editor of the San Leandro .Re
porter. The latter was indorsed by
Senator White and Warren B. English,
but his opponents tiled charges at Wash
ington againßt him to tbe effect that he
had voted for Blair.e in 1884. This was
strongly denied, and numerous affidavits
were presented in support of the denial,
but prejudiced the authorities against
JERE LYNCH IS HAPPY.
He Telegraphs That the Hale &
Norcross Mine Will Open
" All Is Brilliant" en the Ccmstcck,
and Jnmes Cronan Will Be the
If all goes well in Virginia City the Hale
& Norcross mine will be in full operation
within a few days and work resumed to
day. Such was the information received
at the office of the company in this City
yesterday in the following telegram :
Mine will reopen to-morrow. Everything
"I would conclude from that dispatch,"
remarked the secretary, "that Mr. Lynch
has got things running his way. We ex
pected this would take place just when the
rieht time came.
"James Cronan, an old-time mining
man, has gone up there also to take charge
of the woik. We don't know, however, if
he will be the superintendent, though
that is pretty well understood at the pres
Tangerman, who had to leave Virginia
City at the request of the miners, has evi
dently taken a back seat, and Jere bynch,
the mining reformer, was forced to respect
the wishes of the people on the ComstocK.
With James Cronan in control no com
plaint is expected from the Miners' Union,
and the Hale & Norcross mine will con
tinue operating without opposition.
Il was stated at the City office yesterday
that about 500 tons of valuable ore was on
the surface. Arrangements had been made
with Colonel Bob Logan, superintendent
of the Brunswick mill, to crush this rock.
"We ought to get $10,000 out of this
body of ore," the secretary explained,
"and that should pay all expenses for the
current month and leave a nice bonus.
The stock was run down to $1 15 and then
it went up to $1 40; it is $130 to-day and
may do better now."
BURIED DULL CARE.
£1 Dorado Parlor Celebrates the Ob-
■equies With More Than Usual
"Universal Trouble" was buried deep
last night, and his interment celebrated
by a banquet at Native Sons' Hall. The
members of El Dorado Parlor No. 52 and
their guests were the merry mourners, and
the "luneral baked meats" were of the
best, while, as for the drinks, it would be
hard to say whether quality or quantity
was most to be admired.
The invitations were printed in silver on
a black, coffin-shaped card, and included
an announcement to the effect that the
moon would be half full, and mourners
were expected not to outdo the orb of
During the evening a fine musical and
literary programme was rendered. Pro
fessors Burke and Emil Graeber on the
piano and Charles Graeber on the banjo
were much applauded. Jules Kahn gave
some humorous recitations, while T. Eck
ert and Ferris Hartmann's songs were
worthy of the singers. A mandolin and
guitar trio, by M. Perrin and the Dietz
brothers, was auother fine number. A.
Poole, Segommerof theOrpheura, P. Daly,
J. Sparks and other singers and special
ists also did their part to render the even
The success of the affair was due in
great part to the painstaking endeavors of
tne committee on arrangements, Dr. W. J.
Haw Kins (chairman), L. Mayer, F. Bragg,
T. Brady, J. iMuehe and H. Schumacher.
Xl Dorado Parlor's entertainments have
the fame of bein^ "all around good times,"
but last night's social was said by many of
those present to have outshone its pre
~ NEW; WESTERN : HOTEL. :
W A Bcott, Slnbad Co Chas Pick, Monterey
Cottcl, Ban Jose V\Wm Brockman, Tracy
Miss Ji Saulter, Oakland J M McKenzle. Tulara
Jas J Johnson, San Jose P S Murphy, Modesto
X M Baldrlck, Toledo ;,:■ J LLacv,Galway, Ireland
Mrs J C . Gray & son, Mrs P Bennett, Chicago
Blooruingtbn, Til ' r H James &f, Toronto
C W Rice, The Dalles Mrs Burley & child, Ogdn
Ed Casey, Portland • ~s@&gg& '"■'"'-
PAVILION AUCTION HOUSE.
319-321 Slitter Street, above Grant aye.
AUCTION SALE EXTRAORDINARY AT
780 BUSK STREET,
Wednesday April 8. 1898.
At 11 o'clock a. m., I will sell
THE MAGNIFICENT FURNITURE,
OIL PAINTINGS. - BRIC-A-BRAC and WORKS
OF ART contained in residence of 8 royally fur-
nished rooms, consisting of: one Grand Upright
Piano (New England Piano Co. makers) in ma-
hogany case: Odd Pieces Parlor Upholstery, grand
I des'gns; Rare Collection of Genuine Turkish
Ruks: Oil Paintings by prominent artists; Grand
Brlc-n-Brac ana Bisque Statuary ; Elegant Collec-
tion of Chinaware an Bohemian Glassware; Solid
Brass Bed, canopy top, and polished oak bureau to
match; Desks, Chiffoniers; Qutmer-siwed Gak
Chamber . Set; : Finest Cnried-hMr. Mattresses;
Eiderdown Comforts and Pillows: -New Sheets
and Mission Woolen Blankets; Magnificent Mas-
sive Quartered Oak Sideboard ; Extension Tablo
and Chairs to match: singer Sewing Machine,
good as new; Very Costly Tableware of all kinds;
Royal Prize Waterback Range; Gas Stove: Fine
Cooking Utensils and Agateware of all kinds.
8. BASCH, Auctioneer.
Intending purchasers of good furniture
will do well to attend this sale, as these goods are
the very finest and I am instructed to sell.
J Redmond, Decatur J Mulqueeney, Livermore
J W Spellenberg.Arcata I) C Blandish, Eureka
X Aim, Cleveland Sergt Martin. Islnd
W E Gates, Cleveland D Connolly, Cleveland
w Rodgers *w, Sacto (i Case, Votta
J S Copland, Honcut J S Labelee, Alameda
Jj Miller, Sn Luis Oblspo P Kelly & w, 8 L Obispo
C T Church, Moro Bay C. Fletcher & <v, Boston
W H Hamilton &w, 111 J W Dunning* w, Del
J Greenwood&w.KasCy JC Moffett, Ottawa
F McLaughlln. Ottawa J Gallagher, San Ardo
Miss C liter, London J L Faskett, Portland
H Warren, Los Gatos
Mrs Eaton, Sacramento J Barrett, Stockton
B Fairfleld, Alameda W E Miner, Santa Cruz
W II Noble, Dallas, Tex J J Sullivan & w, Traver
Miss i. Foray th, Traver B Cirlle, Chicago
ML WiUard * w.Hartfrd H E Delllo, Girard, Pa
A Dell:o, Girard, Pa J P Diggs, Woodland
.1 F Dennlngerdt w.VallJo O W Taylor <fe w, Portlnd
J C Ezzell, Kern C \V Jefferds, Sac
C Herrman, Los Angeles J Mahoney, V C Co
Miss Maber, Vallejo H Bullard, St Paul
C Miller, Phoenix H P Wells, Phoenix
J 8 Maude, Bureau of ,T J Cotton, N V
Highways . . H Norton, El Paso
Mrs R S Grant, Chicago W it Wilbur &, w, Cal
H 8 Demlng, Los Gatos M.l Gardner Aw, Cal
J F Sweeney, Chicago 8 McKenzie <fe w, L Ana
J D Howard, Sacto J X Mason, Sacramento
M S Sullivan. California I Kurth. North San Joan
A C Griffin. California G W Lane. Wrights
A J Hell man, California E D Goodrich, N V
H J Finger, S Barbara E C Apperson, » Clara
811 Upham, Martinez J D Lynch, Los Angeles
F A Fee, Madera . E T Mutton, NY
N M Markwell, N V Mrs J D Young, Stockton
R H Brown, Pescadero Chas Wood, Davlsvllle
W J Stockton, Los Banos William Sexton, San Jose
Geo Grant Jr. Saginaw Geo Grant Sr, Saginaw
URSpaldlng. Truckee L 8 Cackins, Nevada City
W A Gett, Sacramento W J Stllwell, California
H 8 Blood, Los Angeles John Warswick, Armond
G S Hinsdale, S Barbara I L Delano, Rocklln
Hy Fuhrman & w, Wash Miss Z Howard, Oakland
Ed N Buck, S Bernardino Harry Smith, Oakland
Geo Pearce, Santa Rosa Ed I" Purser, Healdsburg
Dr .1 D Young, Stockton S T Black. Sacramento
Dr A M Gardner, Napa W C Walker, San Jose
Dr E Crutcher, Montana
. GRAND HOTEL.
A R Orr, Vlsalla B Martin, Cal
J Berry man, Berkeley J T Green &w, L Angles
J W Ramaze, s Rosa C H Barden, Sonoma
I Horton, Livermore Mrs Lake, Napa
Miss Lake,. Vallejo Fran Lake, Valleio
Miss Jennie Lake, Valjo II G Owens, C&l
Miss owens, Cal J T Hook. Fresno
A X Mason, Redwood T V Morgan, Montreal
Dr F W Madison, Peorla J M Wood, Pasadena
Sarah E Brown, NY D Clock, Kockford Pa
Miss Jackson, Cal Miss Ida Jackson, Cal
Miss Ada Jackson, Cal Dr T Flint. San Juan
Mrs T flint, San Juan L Daniels, Cedar Rapids
Mrs Daniels, G Rapids P McDonald, Cal
E Harris, Oroville H A Bates, Los Angeles
Miss E Richards, NY .Mr <fe Mrs Richards. N V
F Smith & w, Cal Mrs Parker, Ban Jose
G Lissenden. Stockton C H Gay, Stockton
J B Black, Los Angeles C C Grove, Los Angeles
J C Travis. San Jose E B McNear & w, Cal
W F Stagier, Clements X H Plater &-v, San Jose
J D Tate, Sacramento J Home &w, Cal
G Don, Stockton H N Gustin. Chlco
P Kavanagh. Vallejo W Read, Cal
Miss F R Foley, Cal J H Stives, St. Helena,
i" C Swearin?er, Cal Mrs White. Cal
W H Cross, «_al W P Booth & w, S Mateo
J J C Leonard. Cal II Cobb, Gilroy
H E Adams, Stockton A Lowe, Wooland
Mrs Johnson, Riverside Miss Johnson, Riverside
C Latta, Chicago a Hanell, Vlsalla
A Weel, NY HE Hirllng, Berlin
W Mlelzschke, Berlin E W Wolff, Berlin
E S Tucker, Sausalito Mrs Tucker, Sausallto
FF Crosby, Ogden Mrs Crosby, Ogden
E V Strong, Fsabylon Mrs Strong. Babylon
J Reeve, Green port " A Baruch, N V
Gen Fersenden. Portland W il Brldgemann, N V
J H Hubbard, N V Mrs Gait, Chicago
Miss Gait, Chicago S L Dows, lowa
L Daniels, lowa Mrs Daniels, lowa
M Hullo, Chicago Mrs Hulle, Chicago
H F Hahn, Chicago Mrs Hahn, Chicago
C Harris, Jamestown Mrs Harris, Jamestown
Mrs Tucker, I.ockport Miss Robinson, N V
Miss Fargo, NY F P Virgin. Boston
W McCreery.BurlinKame W H Davis. Los Angeles
Mrs Davis, Los Angeles J A Yard, Mexico
A Clemens, Texas Mrs Clemens, Texas
J R Chace, Santa Cruz A Hammond. Monterey
Mrs Hammond, Monterey E M Young.Sliver City
J B Bancroft, Hopedaie Miss Bancroft, Hopedala
L J Bancroft, Hopedaie F Knowles, Worcester
Mrs Knowles.Worcester W R Rust, Tacoma
M Siegel. LO3 Angeles Mrs Siegel, Los Angeles
G A Bigelow, Worcester ' Mr & Mrs Foote, Oakland
Miss Gordon, NY E Moller, N V
E Wilding, London J Giltnore, London
T W Stryker & w.Chicago
RUSS HOUSE. '
Dr .T 8 McQueen, Bishop C C J Vanlcek, Nebraska
W Velmers, Trln Center Mrs Cramer, Red Bluff
Philip Duffy, Reno J C Holloway.Cloverdale
J A Hays, Harbin Spngs E H Robinson, Sta Crtz
J C Vallegas.Los Angeles Don Mills, Santa Rosa
W \V Greer. Sacramento Wm Holmes, Chicago
W Richardson, Truckee G P Soucke.Contra Costa
E C Peclr. Racine L 8 Judd, Chicago
J A Van Ordel, Plttsburg Cyrus Jones, San Jose
Mrs D Perratt, Mexico J C Charters, Downlevill
W Buell, Sacramento J H Hill, Port Townsend
A H inemann, Uklah P J Jerom, Cal
Miss L Devenport. Wash G H Gordon, Phlladelpha
E Devenport, Wash, DC F H Pay w«s, Oakland
MB WauEer & w, Ind W B Webber. Oakland
L F Hastings, Visalla E M Hunsacker, Visalia
J A Gallagher, Bacto A J Drynan, Redding
P D Desmond, Virginia j;D Grant, Healdsbnrg
J Turbot, Philadelphia P H McDermottiw, N fIT
S Sileerloh. Healdsburg H Helser, Chicago
G C Gaylord, Nev City C C Hpenc, Beggs
R X Leonard, Nevada L Koster, Pescadero
O M Moody, Martinez L A Lees, Sonora
GII Davis, Pleasanton J F Castelle, Sacto
J X McClelland, Almda W H Larew. Madera .
C E Ho'.lenbeck&w.Chgo Miss Lottie Wetmur, C*l
J II Mumsen, Cal Frank Paul, Sebastonol
F B Ruff, San Diego D Z Holloway, S&cto
A R Jeffrey & w, S Jose Watson Allen, Seattle
■1 H Bokle. Napa E F Mattlsop, Rocklin
A smart Broadway, New
/ V York, druggist has
this sign hanging outside
his store; it marks the
new era of drug selling.
Is it any wonder that he
has to enlarge his quar-
ters, that his clerks are
busy, and that his store is
one of the most popular
along the leading thor-
You can afford to trade
with a druggist that has
such a motto as that
a Dr. Gibbon's Dispensary,
625 KEABNY ST. Established
( In 1854 for the treatment of Private
' Diseases. Lost Manhood, t Debility or
| disease wearlngcnbodyandmlndand
I Skin Diseases. The doctor cures when
I others fail. Try him. Charges low.
IMr. 4, JT. UJUsBQsT, Box 1907. Sao Franciaoo.