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Hotly Contested Games on
the Berkeley Cinder
Honors of the Day Go to the
Oakland High School
Htffinan, 0. H. S.. Breaks the League
Records in the Hurdles, Pole
Vault and High Jump.
BERKELEY, Cal.. Oct. 10.— The aca
demic field day this afternoon at the uni
versity cinder track was one of the mo3t
exciting contents of the kind that ha 3 been
witnessed in Berkeley for some years, the
close fight between the Berkeley and Oak
land high schools arousing wild enthusi
asm among the adherents of both. The
winner was Oakland, but her margin was
only two points.
As usual a large number of records were
broken. In the course of the afternoon
seven records of academic athletics were
battered*, some of them beat n very con
One of the events of the day was the re
markable work of Walsh of the Lowell
Huh School, San Francisco, in the miie
walk. Walsh started at. a first-class pace,
and kept it up to the end of the race, dis
tancing his competitors by about a lap
and a half, and finishing in 7 mm. 28 4-5
sec, which is within about 2 sec. of the
university. record.
Hoffman of the Oakland High School
succeeded in raising the record in the pole
vault, held by himself, 3 inches, making
10 feet 3 inches.
• Other records broken were :
The 120-yard hurdle by Hoffman. O. H. a,
made in 17 1-5 seconds: the 220-yard dash by
Woolsey,- B. H. S., who -made the distance in
"3 2-5 seconds, trie old record being 24 2-5 sec
onds; the high jump by Hoffman, O. 11. S.,
who made 5 feet 0 :> 8 inches against a record of
5 feet 5 inches; the 12-pouud hammer throw,
record raised to 133 feet 9 incnes, by Smith of
Hoitt's School, San Mateo; the &hot-put rec
ord, raised by Woolsey, B. H. S., to 38 leet.
from 37 feet 5 inches.
The full list of events ana results is as
100-yard dash— heat; Lipman Hoitt's,
first; Carter, Stockton, . second. Time,
:1O 4-5. Second heat: Woolsey, B. H. S.,
first; Whitman, O. H. S., second. Time,
:10 4-5. Final heat: Carter, Stockton, first;
Woolsey, B. H. S., second. Time, 10 4-5.
440-yara dash — Cadogan, O. H. 1 8., first;
Scott, B. H. S., second; Hammer, P. H. S.,
third. Time, :54 3-5.
120-yard hurdle— heat: Hamlin. B. H.
S. , first. Time, :18. Second heat: Hoffman,
O. H. S., first; Pope, B. H. 3., second. Time,
:18 1-5. Final heat: Hoffman, O. H. P., first;
Hamlin, B. H. 8., second. Time, :17 1-5.
. One-mile Walsh, L. H. S., first;
O'Brien, L. H. a, second; Wills, O. H. 8., third.
Time, 7:28 4-5. . . ,
220-yard Woolsey, B. H. S., first; Whit
man, O. H. s., second; Dykes. P. H. S., third.
Time. :23 2-5.
220-yard hurdles— First heat: Kigps, B. H.
S., first; Warnicke, B. H. S., second. Time,
:29 4-5. Second heat: Spencer, B. H.S., first;
Syjnmes, L. H. S., second. Time, :28 2-5.
Final: Spencer first. Waruicke second, Mor
reil third. Time, :28^.
One-mile run— Smith, O. H. S., first; Duncan,
L. H. S., second; Hickman, L. H. S.. third.
Time, 5:14 3-5.
880-yard run — Pitchford, P. H. 8., first;
Suele, O. H. a, second ; Scott, B. H. S., third.
Time, 2:07
Mile relay race— Berkeley High School first,
Oakland High School second.
High jump — Hoffman, O. H. S., first; Brock,
B. H. S., second; Sampson, S. H. S., third.
Height, 6 feet 5% Inches.
12-pound hammer throw— H. S., first;
Plaw, O. H. S., second; Riggs, B. H. S., third,
Distance, 133 teet 9 inches.
" Broad jump Man, P. H. S.; first; Flussey, O.
H. S., second; Brock, B. H. S., third. Distance,
20 feet 5 inches. - :
Pole vault— Hoffman, O. H. S., first; Hamlin,
B. H. S.. second; Woodrum, O. H. 8., third.
Height, 10 leet 5 inches.
• 16- pound shot put— Woolsey, B. H. S., first;
Brock. B. H. S., second ; Nathan, P. H. S., third.
Distance, 38 feet.
Tom Carroll, the hammer-thrower, gave
an exhibition of hammer-throwing, and
succeeded in breaking iwo records, both
his own. The veteran thrower made 146
feet 8 inches with the 16- pound hammer,
using only one hand. The former record
was 132 ieet. With the 56-pound weight
Carroll made 36 feet 8 inches, raising the
old record by almost a foot.
The officers of the day were as follows:
Referee— B. P. Miller, U. C. ; starter— Harry
Torry, U. C. ; announcer— c. Goodlne, U. C;
scorer— Barnes, U. C. ; judge of walking— H.
Coffin, O. C. ; clerks of course — E. Brown, U.
C. ; W. A. Brewer, S. M. S. ; inspectors— H.
Hauser, P. H. 8.; K. F. Hoffmann, U. C; C.
Parker, V. C; W. B. Jackson, U. C.; field
judges— T. Carroll, R. Lloyd, U. C. McNab, U.
C; judges of the finish— Bruton, L. s. J.U.;
Barnes, U. C. ; Drum, U. C. timers— P. Mac-
Intyre,O. C. ; W. E. Dawson, U. C. E. Brown,
U. C. R.H.Webster, P. H. S. • measurers— J
B. Hughes, A. U. A,; B. Morse, U. C. ; F. Colby,
. ■ Berkeley's Taxes.
BERKELEY, Cal., Oct. 10.— Town Clerk
M. L. Hanscom has completed the com
putation of the tax rolls of Berkeley for
the. year 1896, with the following results:
Total valuation of all property in the town
$8,270. divided as follows: In the origi
nal Berkeley, 6, 109,223; in the A*hby-a venue
annex, $1,726,144; Lorin annex, $435,138
Of the total valuation, $294,880 is for personal
property. The amount of mortgages on prop
erty in ihe town is $1,947,594, divided in the
various districts us follows: The original
Berkeley 1,332, 699; AshDy-avenue annex
$470,065 ; Lorin annex, $144,830.'The total tax
is $76,620.72, computed in Berkeley, the first
district, at 95 cents, in the Ashby-avenue
annex at 86 cent 3 and in Lorin at 81 cent«.
Ashby avenue's ' total tax is $14,972 86. and
that of Lorin $3533 62, leaving for the rest of
the town $58,114 24. The first: installment,
now payable, and delinquent on the last Mon
day in November, amounts to $39,821 72. ;
A comparison of the foregoing with last
year's figures shows an increase of $9533 02
in the total tax. The increase in the tax rate
Is 10 cents in Berkeley proper 5 cents in
Soutn Berkeley and 2 cents in Lorin. Id the
value of city and town lots an increase of
$162,506 Is noted, and the valuation of Im
provements thereon Is $93,915 over that of
1895. ::v ;: '' ■'-
License Ordinance Evaded. #
BERKELEY, Cal., Oct. 10.— Several
evasions of Berkeley's new license ordi
nance - providing that outside dealers
should pay for the privilege of selling
goods in the college town have • been re
corded. The Town Marshal is making a
vigorous raid against the invaders. Three
arrests have been made, and in each case
the question ' Is involved of what legally
constitutes a "place of business," such as
is intended in the license law. Thomas
Pritchard, driver for Becker •of Oakland;
J. E. Smith, driver for George W. Arper
of Oakland, and J. P. Querk of Phelan &
Fish, also of Oakland, have been placed
und er arrest for driving delivery and so
licitors' wagons without the required
ITreahnien Tied. ' -'"
BERKELEY, Cal., Oct. . 10.— The football
game between the University freshmen and
St. Mathe w' School this morning resulted in a
tie, each side scoring six points. •
The contest was a spirited one from the
first. No scoring was done In the first half,
during which the visitors succeeded in keep
ing the ball most of the time in Berkeley's
territory, in the second half each side scored
a touchdown and each kicked the goal.
•Tne teams lined up as follows: 'Berkeley
fresnmen— McDermott, center; • Wilbur and
Barnes, guards; Graham and Enright, tackles;
lo ana and Masters, ends;- Austin, quarter;
Whipple and Anderson, halfbacks; Sims, full
buck. St. Mathew's School— Woolley, center;
Henion, leftgunnl; Curtuer, right suard; Bui
melster, left tucke; Dieckio, right tiickle;
Smltzer, quarter; AVumble, rifttit end; Jelvez.
left end; jM&nley, risht liali; Geissler, left
half; Johnson, fullback.
Prohlbitionifttg Begin I-egal Proceed
ings to Get Their Nominees On
the 5 allot.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.— The Pro
hibition party of Alameda County have
sued for an alternative writ of mandate to
compel County Clerk Jordan to file in his
office the certificate of nomination of the
Prohibition county convention and the
acceptance of the uuditing committee
named. Judge Ogden issued an order for
the County Clerk to appear October 13 and
show cause why the writ should not be
The affidavit sets forth in legal phrase
ology that the Prohibition nominations
were regularly made, that at the last elec
tion the party polled tne necessary 3 per
cent of the votes cast in the State and
county and that a certificate of nomina
tion was filed with the County Clerk. It
is alleged that the Clerk refnsed it without
designating any defect, writing or omission
why he should not accept it. On the next
day it was presented and refused and is
still refused by that official. On the sec
ond presentation of the certificate the
Clerk presented a written statement, giv
ing bis reasons for refusing the same. He
set forth that it was not properly attested,
that it did not state that the convention
was an organized assemolage of delegates
and that it did not give the auditing com
mittee as required by law.
Tardy Start and a Strong Breeze
at the Alameda Speed
Woodmen of the World Perform an
Act of Charity for a Widow
and Orphans.
ALAMEDA, Cal., October 10.— The sec
ond day's racing of the Alameda Driving
Association was held on the new track
this afternoon with & stiff breeze blowing
down the home stretch. Tlie attendance
was fully as large as first day, but the
rac^s were very slow in starting. The
first event was scheduled for 1 o'ciock, but
it was only a few minutes before 3 o'clock
that the horses came up 10 the line for a
start. The wait was occasioned by the
lateness of F. P. Thwaite, who was se
verely criticized by the officers.
The judges of to-day's events were I. L.
Boardman, T. J. Crowley snd C. S. Neal.
The timers were O. A. Gott, Ed. Lafferty
and Joseph Simpson. Dave Martin made
a most efficient marshal and was promptly
obeyed by the men and boys that thronged
the track.
The first event was the 2:27 trotting
race. Those coming to the wire for a start
were William Baehr's C. H. C., A. H.
Blow's Teekelar and F. P. Tnwaite's Clay
H. The first heat was trotted in 2:35^, in
the following order: Teekelar, C. H. O.
and Clay H. Second heat, C. H. C. first,
Teekelar second, Clay H. third. Time,
2:33?*. Third heat. Clay H. first, Teeke
lar second, C. H. C. third. Time, 2:37^.
Fourth heat, Clay H. first, Teekelar sec
ond, C. H. C. third. Time, 2:34J^.
The second race was a special naif-mile
race, Best two out of three. The entries
were Morris' Inez M., Dr. Bull's Much
Better and Bert Fisher's Derbrater. The
lir.<t heat refuted in Much Better coming
in first, Inez M. second, Derbrater third.
Time, 1:26. Second heat, Much Better
first, Inez M. second, Derbrater third.
Time, 1:22^. Third eveDt, 2:25 pace, A.
H. Cohen's Sable Steinway first, C. C.
Gardner's King Cadenza second. Time,
2:23J4. Second heat, same. Time, 2:28^.
Tue association will arrange for Thanks
giving day races, provided the weather is
looses a liOt.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Oct. 10.— The claim
of C. F. Carlson, assigned by the Joseph
A. Leonard Company against Mrs. C. S.
Baker, was satisfied to-day, when Consta
ble yon Kapff gave him a constable's deed
to lot 23, block £, of the Piedmont tract.
Some time ago, Mrs. Baker had a house
built, and when it was completed she
owed $54 on it. As it was never settled,
an attachment was levied on the property
in question, and six months' ago it was
sold* for the costs, amounting to over
f 100. To-day the time to redeem expired,
and a final deed was given. The lot is
worth from $500 to $600.
Xlect Officer*.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Oct. 10.— The gentle
men's exercise club, which has not yet
been officially named, met last evening
and elected the lolloping officers for the
first term: Al Cooper, president; E. A.
Mudgett, vice-president; H. F. bheldon,
secretary; A. G. Burns, treasurer. These
four gentlemen, together with Perham
Nahl, A. P. Smiley, J. Sohlfce, John Beat
ly and Mr. Cramer, constitute the board
of directors.
For Widow and Orphan*.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Oct. 10.— The Wood
men of the World, besides paying the
$2000 insurance upon the life of the late
Thomas E. Brennan, will raise enough
extra to complete the payment upon the
home of the deceased and provide for the
widow and orphans. Spence Camp of tnio
place has the matter in charge and has
called for contributions.
Keceived Xheir Chief.
ALAMEDA, Cal.. Oct. 10.— The recep
tion tendered Dr. Oronhyatekha, supreme
chief ranger of the Independent Order of
Foresters, by Alameda Court So. 1251 was
largely attended to-night and thoroughly
enjoyed by all. The music was excep
tionally fine and was liberally applauded.
The Alameda Firemen-
ALAMEDA, Cal., Oct. 10.— The Board
of Firemen and Engineers of the Alameda
Fire Department met last night and re
elected all of their officers without opposi
Sustained the Teto.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.— The City
Council sustained the Mayor's veto of the
tuberculin test ordinance last evening by
the following vote: Ayes — Brosnahan,
Buckland, Dow, Manuel, Towle and Mott.
Noes — Bapsett. Kaufman and Watkin.
Absent— Heitman and Marshall. The
Council was addressed by Drs. F. L.
Adams, C. M. Fisher, Larkey. A. H. Pratt,
Beckwitb, Chamberlain and Bradley, and
Dr. Spencer, City Veterinarian of San Jose,
all of whom favored the passage of the
Safe Crackers.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.— The first
attempt at safe-cracking for sometime was
made early this morning at the office of
H. M. Cameron, but was unsuccessful.
Entrance was gained through the cellar
from a sidewalk entrance. The desk
drawers in the office were overhauled and
their contents scattered over the floor.
All that was taken were two overcoats, a
lot of keys and a few small articles from
the office.
The Jury Disagree.
OAKLAND, Cal.. Oct. 10.— The jury in
the Mrs. Moir damage case against the
Southern Pacific Company for $4000, were
discharged just before noon to-day after
being out since 2:20 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. They stood eight for plaintiff
to four for the company from first to last.
During the morniug hour they asked for
the reading of certain parts of the testi
timony and the explanation of certain
points of law, but were still unable to
Effect of Chief Crowley's
Parade on Captain
Will Drill the Oakland Police
men Until They Can Do
A Patrolman Predicts That His
Brethren Will Look Like Guys
by Comparison.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call.)
908 Broadway, Oct. 10. |
Captain Willard F. Fletcher of the
Police Department has become fired with
Police Force to Make as Good a Showing Against San
Francisco at Drill as at Shooting*
an ambition to instill into the local police
men some military ideas, and practice will
commence at once.
For a long time Captain Fletcher has
been trying to make a presentable appear
ance with the force when on parade, but
so far he has always been glad when it was
over and he was able to enjoy* the
seclusion of his office. He has now
reached the conclusion that only a course
of drills can produce the desired result,
and so the drills will begin at once.
All this extra work for the Police De
partment is the direct result of a visit
made by Captain Fletcher to the San
Francisco parade of policemen last Thurs
day. The Oakland man watched with
envy the display of gold braid and the
beautiful regularity of the evolutions and
brightness of the numerous buttons, and
decided that the Oakland bobby was a long
way from par. He returned to this side
of the bay, and he has been talking of
uniforms and counter marches and
"threes'" and "fours" ever since. The San
Francisco parade convinced the gallant
captain tha: if all the police forces in the
State could march in such stately columns
and fix their eyes rieht as quickly as Chief
Crowley's men do, Blanther and Dunham
would not now be enjoying their liberty.
No one knows better than Captain
Fletcher the magnitude of the task he
has undertaken. There are only fifty
men on the Oakland force and not more
than forty can ever % be available at one
time and eight rows of fives .can only
make a showing that will not compare
very favorably with Ban Francisco's 400.
"That sight last Thursday was a
grand one," said Captain Fletcher, "and
there is no reason why Oakland should
not make as good a showing in proportion
to our number. A police torce is a semi
military organization and the members
should at least understand the rudiments
cf ordinary drill."
"Captain Fletcher's ideas are quite
proper," said one of the force to-day, "but
we shall only look like a brigade of guys.
We are too shortbanded and have no time
to spare to go and drill. The efficiency of
•i police department is not displayed by a
dress parade anyhow nnd I would rather
land a good burgiar than stand still and
let the small boys admire me wliile the
sun shines on my buttons."
The drills will be conducted in the High
School grounds and very soon the percent
age of the force for dress parades will be
largely increased.
"We have proved our ability to shoot all
around the San Francisco force," said
Jailer Swain 10-nisht, "and there is no
reason why w cannot walk and march all
aiound tliem."
I Rev. B* J. Waugh Attacked Editor
Wilson in the Secular Press.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.— Rev. B. J.
Waugh of Winters is to be tried before a i
conference jury for publishing articles in
.the secular press detrimental to Editor
Wilson of the Advocate, the church organ.
The Eev. J. M. Weems will preside over
the ten men who will try the case.
The Pacific Conference of the Methodist
Church South to-day tabled a resolution
pledging the organization to the use of un
fermented wines at communion services,
but adopted another indorsing the work of
the Anti-Saloon League.
William Seton, P. T. Ramsey, James
Bovie, L. C. Smith and Guy H. Frazer,
having completed the requisite probation
of two yeurs, were addressed by Bishop
Hargrove on the responsibility of their
work, and after the usual disciplinary
questions had been satisfactorily an
swered they were admitted into full con
nection in the conference.
On the report of the committee on con
ference relation J. Gruwell, B. C. Howard,
D. M. Rice, B. H. Russell, L. D. Harem
and J. G. Shelton were Placed on the
superannuated list, and G. H. Newton, A.
L. Hunsacker and H. Neato placed on
supernumerary relation.
Charles R. Leamas of the Texas con
ference and Charles If. Black of the
Illinois conference were received into full
connection by transfer.
The following appointments were made
for Sunday: Asbury M. E. Church, 8:30
a. m., love feast, led by J. C. Pendergraat;
10 a. m., communion service, conducted by
Ivev. J. C. Simmons, D.D. ; 11a. m., preach
ing by Bishop Hargrove and ordination
of deacons.
Republican Dates.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.—Announce
ments on the bulletin board of the Repub
lican County Central Committee show
that John H. Roberts will .speak Monday
at Haywards, Tuesday at Alvarado,
Wednesday at Sunol, Thursday at Golden
Gale. Friday at Mission San Jose, and
Saturday at San Leandro.
Hon. Frank L. Coombs will speak Mon
day at Livermore, Taesdav at Pleasantm,
Thursday at Elmhurst, Friday at Fruit
vale, and Saturday at Irvngton.
Louis Titus will speak Monday at West
Berkeley, Tuesday at Montana Hall in
W*st Oakland, Wednesday at Centerville,
| Thursday at Lorin, and Friday at Temes
Colonel T. V. Eddy will speak Tuesday
evening at Berkeley.
A. F. A. Convention.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.— The A. P. A.
councilsof Alameda County, some twenty
six in number, have been notified that
there will be a convention in Oakland
Saturday next, composed of delegates
selected by them under the Australian
ballot system, to receive the report of the
county advisory board res;ardini; the
nominations made by the various conven
tions and to act upon it- The councils
are to have one delegate each and one for
each twenty-five members, which will
make a total of 219 delegates. The meet
ing will be executive and only delegates
will be admitted, whi ch will prevent lob
Defeated the Barbecue.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.— The Repub
lican County Central Committee at their
meeting this afternoon killed the proposi
tion of having a grand barbecue in Eden
Township. The committee offered to put
up $125 cash and let Republicans of the
vicinity raise the balance, but this was
not acceptable, and the whole matter was
tabled. It had been estimated that the
affair would cost about $300.
Independent Candidates.
OAKLAND. Cal., Oct. 10.— L. W. Ken
nedy is circuiting a petition of nomina
tion for Supervisor in the Fifth District as
an independent candidate, as is Lewis N.
Hagen of Te mescal. Fred A. Campbell
has filed his petition of nomination for the
same office, and D. C. Brown as Super
visorial candidatein the Fourth District.
Warren Heaton has riled his nomination
by petition for City Justice.
First Football Eleven Ever
Seen on the College
Manager Greeley Has Arranged
a Match With the Univer
sity of Nevada.
Greatly Encouraged by Their Success
in Their Match With Santa Rcsa
High School.
Oakland Office San Fbancisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Oct. 10. J
St. Mary's College expects great things
from its football team and Manager J. J.
Greeley promises that they shall be forth
coming. Their success with the Santa
Rosa High School has greatly encouraged
In speaking of the prospects of the team
Manager Greeley said: "The boys have
vastly improved since their last game,
when they easily defeated the Santa Rosa
boys, and much credit is due to Coach
Wyckoff, who is laboring daily to improve
their team work. At present about
eighteen men are endeavoring to make
the team, and from the outlook it will be
a stern contest. The team is not as heavy
as last year's eleven it is true, but never
a grittier or faster eleven has graced the
portals of St, Mary's than this year's
"McGuire and Ferdinanz are the candi
dates for center, and both are quick and
cool men. Brady will hold down left
guard, and if ne continues to piay his
dashing game he will rank as one of the
best men on the coast. Butler and Mc-
Guire are trying for left guard and both
are putting up a snappy game.
"Cone and Haywards are fighting for
right tackle and are leading each other a
merry chase for the position. Hastings,
one of the best men on the team, and
Ferry are candidates for left tackle, and
both are first-class men. Mahoney and
Flood, both old-time men at the college,
will hold down left end, while either
Armijo or Huff will in ail probability be
selected for right end.
'-Behind the line the star material of
the team may be found. Captain Mogan,
the right half, is one of the best men that
has ever played in the college eleven,
and as a line backer he has no equal.
Rathgan. the left half, is a well-known
player. For quarter Welsh or Holmes
will be selecteu, and they are quick, cool
and valuable men. McCartney, the full
back, is a valuable addition to the team,
and as a punter aud line bucker he is a
The schedule of games includes matches
against Santa Clara College, University of
Nevada, Vallejo and Stockton.
Pomeroy Sends a Formal C?aim
to the Southern Pacific
Attributes His Freedom From Per-
sonal Injury to B: ing a Foot*
Oakland Office San Fbakcisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Oct. 10. )
Edward B. Pomeroy of this city has
presented a claim to the Southern Pacific
Company for $100 or a new Spalding
bicycle. He says the company should
feel that it is getting off very cheap at that
and pay without delay. He says bis escape
from personal injury was due to his being
a football player and not easily affected.
Pomeroy was the only passenger on
the Hay wards local Tuesda. evening
when it met and was wrecked by a run
away freightcar of fruit from Hay wards.
The wheel being in the baggage-car was
badly demoralized and wrenched out of
all semblance to a wheel. Mr. Pomeroy
escaped with a few bruises, from which he
has fully recovered.
The runaway car was the result of a
train switching at the station. A car was
•kicked" in on the siding and the brake
man failed to "catch" it. The road is on
a grade and the car gathered momentum
as it continued on its run. The engineer
had orders to run ahead of time so as to
let the freight get out without delay and
was making the best time possible, when,
without any warning, he saw on the trsck
the car. The engineer and fireman
jumped and saved themselves, but the car
and engine were perfect wrecks. The
trainmen also escaped with bruises
although Conductor Gotbed was seriously
cut about the head by broken glass.
The freight engine came down the road
for the car and expected to find a number
of dead and wounded people, but was re
lieved to find that all had escaped. After
some delay the track was cleared and the
trains brought in.
Wai Shown to Visitors.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.— With the sale
and removal of the Sixth-street engine
house will go an old landmark that was at
one time the Dride of Oakland, and was
shown to every visitor to this city by either
the Mayor or City Council or both. It was
built twenty-two years ago, and at the
time was considered a model structure for
a fire department.
Will Try Again.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.— The Board
of Health has eliminated all reference to
the tuberculin test in the pure milk ordin
ance and requested the Council to pass it
in order that dairymen may be compelled
to keep their dairies clean. It will com
pel them to secure permits from the
board, and while they could not enforce a
tuberculin teat the board would give
every dairy a clean bill of health that uad
the test applied.
Army and Navy Bally.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.— Tfte Army
and Navy Itepublican League conducted a
bie mass-raeeting to-night at the City
Hall steps. Judge J. P. McElroy pre
sided and Jupge H. C. Dibble of San" Fran
cisco made the chief address. The uni
formed clubs of the city turned out and a
brass band piaveti in the hail entrance.
P. J. Feeley and Judge Adams spoke and
there was a large crowd.
Clifc Convicted.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10— William
Clift, the capitalist, was convicted in the
police court this afternoon by a jury of
battery on Attorney C. T. Johns, who is a
cripple. The affair»aros6 over criticisms
made regarding Justice Frederick Clift's
methods of conducting court made by
Johns, and the yonng man's father took
it upon himself to call Johns to account.
Oakland Theater.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.— The Oak
land Theater closed a week's successful
engagement with a large attendance.
About 200 O. H. S. boys attended in a
body and made the house ring with their
mirth. .Next week the Misses Kate and
Queena Pursell will play their thrilling
border drama, "Queen of the Plains."
Will Honor Old Glory.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 10.— The mem
bers of St. Francis de Sales Parish are
creatly interested in the rally of the
League of the Cross Cadets to-morrow
afternoon, when they are to have a flag
raising at the school building at 2 o'clock.
There will be addresses and music.
German Festival.
OAKLAND. Cal., Oct. 10.— Tho German
societies of Oakland unite in giving a
grand festival to-morrow at Shell Mound
Park. They will all meet at Germania
Hall and headed by the Fifth Regiment
band parade at 9 a. h. before going to the
Alameda County Happenings Told in
Brief Chapters.
Oakland Office San Fbancisco Call, |
908 Broadway, Oct. 10. j
The Fourth Ward McKinley Club has made
arrangements to hold a rousing meeting at
Montana Hall, Seventh and Adeline streets,
on Tuesday evening.
The Board of Health at its regular monthly
meeting last night decided to abandon that
part of the milk ordinance which provides for
the tuberculin test.
The ten mile road race of the Associated
Cycling Clubs, which will start to-morrow at
11 o'clock over the High-street-Haywards
course, is attracting attention all over this
coast among wheelmen.
Four lads giving the names of Henry Uniatfk
and Otto Uunbonad of San Francisco and
William Passmore and Joseph Copeland of
Oregon were arrested this morning and
booked as runaways.
Dr. M. Linezser, the new rabbi of the Syna
gogue Beth Jacob, will be installed to-morrow
afternoon. Tne church is being specially dec
orated for the occasion by the ladles of the
congregation and the programme for the day
is being carefully rehearsed.
Health Officer Dr. Bradley has made a trip
through the local Chinatown and has discov
ert'd 50...c conditions which may cause him to
recommend the same overhauling of the build
ings there that those in the Oriental quarter of
San Francisco are undergoing.
There will be a big Republican meeting in
Berkeley Tuesday evening, under the auspices
of the joint Republican clubs, at Shattuck
HalL General W. H. L. Barnes and other
orators will be heard. The university band
and glee club will assist.
The Proposed New Home on Tan Ness
Avenue Will Involve an Outlay
of $325,000.
The active and progressive members of
the Pacific-Union Club are still full of the
moving spirit and earnestly in favor of a
club home on Van Ness avenue. Since
the general meeting last week the en
thusiasm has somewhat subsided, and on
reflection many of the members are con
vinced that $325,000 is a large sum of
money when it comes to actually raising
it. When it is simply discussed in mo
ments of enthusiasm it does not appear
prodigous, but talking of money is one
thing and making money talk another.
The proposition to move the club to
Van Ness avenue cannot be closed until
that sum of money or its equivalent in
bonds is actually in sight. The land on
the avenue formerly owned by the late
Fred Castle, but now owned by Colonel C.
F. Crocker, possesses many advantages for
a clubhouse. It is generally regarded as
the ideal site. At one time there was
great talk of building a magnificent tem
ple for the Masons on the land, and a Ma
sonic syndicate was organized and nego
tiations for the purchase were concluded.
When the time came for execution of
the deed the Castle people wanted an in
dividual rather than a society to become
responsible for the payment under the
terms of purchase, It was feared that the
society might change its bylaws, disincor
porate or do something else to cause liti
gation. Then Colonel Crocker, as the
representative of the temple syndicate,
stood in and became personally responsi
ble for the future payments. No one
stepped forward to deprive him of the
distinction of paying the whole amount of
money necessary to obtain the site and
hence he is now the owner.
The Pacific-Union Club's lease of the
building now occupied will expire next
April, but the club must signify on or be
fore October 30 whether it will surrender
the premises or extend the lease.
The committee having in charge the
bond subscription may report any day
that bonds to the amount of $325,000 have
actually been subscribed for.
Auction Sales
';; See Advertisement Page 2. \ „ . .
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Oakland's System of Taxing
Local Products Rcundiy
The L'gis'ature Will B; Asked to
Hep California to Protect
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
90S Broadway, Oct. 10. J
A movement is on foot to introduce a
bill in tne next Legislature to forbid any
municipality taxing the State products.
M. J. Keller, vice-president of the
Manufacturers' Association, is entirely in
favor of the measure. Said he:
"License regulation in California towns
is not in the interest of the State's natural
development. It seems there is a waste of
a good deal of valuable time and money
in the way of legislative and license para
phernalia in trying to find out how much
neighboring merchants and manufac
turer" can cinch encli other. As a matter
of fact tueir licenses are entirely inopera
tive, as against representatives of houses
or manufacturers outside of the State,
and even inoperative against representa
tives of California agents of outside con
"The case, therefore, narrows itself down
to preventing the sale of California-made
goods to consumers. Is this wise in view
of the efforts being made to induce the
purchase and consumption of California
made goods? Is it wise in view of the
tendency of the times toward the abolish
ment of middlemen? Is it fair that the
Eastern competitor of a San Francisco
manufacturer is allowed to go scot-tree
from license, while the neighboring dealer
and manufacturer must be punished,
thwarted and run out of business because
of an absurd idea of State's rights which
permits California towns to impose such
antiquated barriers to the natural develop
ment of home products?
"Take, for instance, the towns on this
side of the bay. How much time, energy
and money "is expended in trying to tax
each other, and is not the impression left
on the consumer that the Oakland, Ala
meda and Berkeley merchants need pro
tection from San Francisco; that it is from
lack of ability to compete with the bigger
"I am in favor of a law being passed by
the next Legislature that will forever pre
vent any municipality from taxing the
State's products — at least, so lonu as the
National constitution prevents our State
from taxing or hampering the sale of
goods from another State."
The Mission Defense Union
Expresses Its Preference
by Resolutions.
The Proposed Fundamental Ltw of
San Francisco Spoken Of as a
"Pist" Destroyer.
The Mission Defense Union resolved it
self into a mass-meeting at Turner's Hall,
on Eighteenth street, last night to advo
cate the adoption of the new charter.
Judge F. W. Van Reynegom presided,
and in his openins remarks he showed
from a chart \?hich hung back of the
platform an approximate vote of the City
as cast at the last election: First ward,
1497; Second Ward, 3134; Third Ward,
640; Fourth Ward, 1302; Fifth Ward, 464;
Sixth Ward, 1725; Seventh Ward, 1595;
Eighth Ward, 5634; Ninth Ward, 3546;
Tenth Ward, 7028; Eleventh Ward,
18,631; Twelfth Ward, 15,852; which
gives to the Eleventh and Twelfth wards
34,483 out of a total of 61,548.
These figures were advanced to prove
the necessity of a more equal division of
not only the ward boundaries, but also the
representation in the management of the
municipal government.
Ont of the eighteen Assembly districts
in the City five are located in the Eleventh
In conclusion he claimed that the new
charter will wipe out these ancient ward
vVilliam Metzner on being introduced
spoke at considerable length on the char
ter, and by the way of saving a good word
for his neigbbor.James Phelan, sandwiched
m bis fitness for the oiiice for which he
has been nominated.
H. N. Clement, one of the frsmers of
the proposed charter, pointed out its good
qualities by drawing attention to the bad
ones of the present consolidated laws that
now contain 110 amendments put there
by the Legislature from time to time.
He claimed that if the charter should be
adopted it wonld "forever destroy the boss
power and kill the political pests that now
infest the City Hall."
D. W. Thompson, Charles Wesley Reed,
Dr. J. A. Anderson, J. R. Freud, S. J.
Theisen and George D. Shad burn followed,
all of whom. made telling points in favor
of the adoption of the charter.
Judge F. W. Van Keynegora offered the
following series of resolutions, which were
unanimously carried:
Resolved, That we, tho residents of the
Eleventh Ward of San Francisco, assembled in
muss-meeting this 10th day of October, 1890,
for the purpose cf promoting the development
and prosperity of the C:Ay in which our homes
and business interests are centered, do hereby
indorse and ratify the proposed now charter
for San Francisco and pledge ourselves to vote
and work for its adoption at the coming elec
tion, on the 3d of next November.
Resolved, That we hail the proposed charter
as the only available means of releasing San
Francisco from the present weak, contused,
corrupt, inadequate and chaotic mass of laws
under which the citizens of this metropolis
are struggling for its government.
Also this one regarding the high school
Resolved, That we, the citizens and taxpay
ers of the Mission district, urge upon the
Board of Education to take such immediate
action as will expedite the object fur which
we have so long labored; be It turther
Resolved, That we ask the Board of Educa
tion in selecting a site to in so far as possible
select one that will most fully satisfy the ma
jo ■ ity ot our people as to location as weil as to
sanitation. We unhesitatingly condemn the
graveyard sites as in every sense unsatisfac
tory, and would recommend that the site be
located within the district bounded on the
north by Eighteenth street, on the west br
Dolores street, on the east by Mission street
and on the south by Twenty-sixth street.
Sued the Street Railroad.
George Hodgkiss and Catherine L. Hodgkisi,
his wife, yesterday sued the Market-street
Railway Company for $25,000 damages for
personal injuries sustained by Mrs. Hodgkiss
in a streetcar accident on Market street, ue r
Grant avenue, November 19, 1895.
The ashes of coal from the mines of the
Transvaal Coal Trust and other companies
in South Africa have been analyzed re
cently ana found to contain nine penny*
weights of gold to the ton.

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