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NEWS OF THE COUNTIES ABOUT THE BAY
Employers and Employes Are
to 3leet and Discuss the
Grievances With a View
to a Peaceful Settlement
G-BAVE DOUBTS EXIST
AS TO THE OUTCOME
Though Courteous Letters
Pass There Is Evidence
: - That Contest Between Men
and Company Is Due
OAKLAND, March 30. — The request
of the Carmen's Union for a conference
with th« Oakland Traction Consolidated
has been granted. A committee from
the union will meet Monday morning at
II with General Manager W. F.
Kelly, or in event of his continued ab
sence from the city, with E. A. Heron,
president of the Oakland Traction Con
solidated. The meeting will take place
at the Syndicate building, 121 S Broad
The Carmen's Union representatives
infrißt that they purpose to ÜBe their ef
forts to procure a peaceful settlement.
The Traction officials do not waver in
their attitude so far aa the main issue
William H. Ellison, president of the
unrion. declares that the request for a
conference Is in line with the latv of
AVhile a strike has been averted un
til after the meeting, there is activity
on both sides.
Effort was made this morning by the
union to reach W. F. Kelly of the Trac
tion Company to arrange. If possible, a
conference. The absence of Kelly was
• reported to the union executive com
mittee, so this afternon President W. H.
• Ellls.on prepared a letter, which was
pent by special delivery" to the Traction
•Company. It asked for the conference.
CONSENTS TO CONFERENCE.
To that letter a reply was sent to the
effect that E. A. Heron, president of the
Oakland Traction Consolidated, would
confer In lieu of the absentee.
. As" soon as President Ellison had been
informed of the reply, he said he was
pleased with it.
President Heron said concerning the
The Oakland Traction Consolidated has
never refused to tn««t lti men. For that rea
•on Mr. Ellison's request tv Granted. We
ehall be glad to hear what our mm have to
cay to us on the present situation, as -w# have
always been «;lad In th» pant to listen to our
men on any occasion when they cared to come
to ua. So far as the attitude of the company
i» concerned toward pending subjects of pos
sible discussion, it Is absolutely unchanged.
Whether there \rtll be any change depends upon
what the men eey to u». I repeat, we are al
.waya glad to meet and talk with our men.
; CARMEN* COMMITTEE MEETS.
The executive committee of the Car
men's Union was in conference this
morning at the headquarters, 10€8 Broad
way, with President W. D. Mahon of the
International Carmen's Association, and
Richard Cornelius, president of the San
. Francisco Carmen's Union, who represent
the general executive board of ; the In
ternational Association. President Elli
son of the local union took part. Shortly
.«fter noon the conference adjourned and
there was made public a statement is
eued by Ellison to the. local union, di
vision No. 132, which reads: .
OAKLAND, March 30. 12:30 p. m.— to the
members of Division No. 192. A A. of S. and
E. R. E— Brothers: In order that you may
"understand exactly what your committee Is
<!oln«; and what the situation is at the present
.time, I Issue this statement:
' Since the close of your meeting on Thursday
morning we have been working hard to secure
a conference with the railway company for the
purpose of laying before them your requests
and securing. If possible, a satisfactory und«r
\u25a0tandlnc with the company on the same. But
.up to the present time we have been unable to
reach any of the company's official*. But we
«xc still continuing and will continue our ef
forts along this line wntll we are satisfied
•that no such conference can be secured.
\u25a0Afid when that hour comes we will notify
you. -In the meantime we would ask that you
pay no attention to the many fain* rumors
.that are afloat, but to continue to do your
'duty «s you have heretofore.
• Your committee desires to Impress upon you
the. importance of this great question and its
baring to the general public, who would be
directly affected by a lockout or strike And
, It Is the duty of both cur organization and the
company to consider the welfare of the public
la this matter. And you cao rest assured that
your committee Is going t 0 make every effort
to secur* a peaceful adju»tm«nt and one that
.\u25a0will not discommode the public if U Is in
. th«ir power to do so.
\u25a0Feeling assured that this policy will have
ycur .approval, we ask you to continue to do
' your duty aa yon have.
w". H. ELUSON, President
RESIXT IX DOCBT.
Until the conference is held the con
£JUonB will stand unchanged. "Whether
%he conference will result in a settle
ment by which a strike can be averted
Is a" question neither side will answer.
Bo far cc the outward indications point
there has been nothing done . today that
would tend to ease the situation other
than that time has been rained for con
sideration. The Traction Company has
\u25a0evidently decided to establish headquar
ters for men and supplies at its big shops
at Emeryville, near the Key Route power
•tation. In the event of a strike. There
.if no question that the company has
• made arrangements to throw a. large
force of new men Into Its operating de
partment as soon as the road Is tied up.
Though the officials for obvious reasons
will not admit this It is a certainty that
ordinary business prudence would dictate
advance preparations for what dlplomati
catly would be termed an eventuality
Mn short the company is preparing to
meet a t>osslble emergency,
i J. P. Potter, superintendent of trans
-portation of the Traction Company, re
' quested Sheriff Barnet to deputise a
dozen men of the company's selection
this morning. The Sheriff declined to do
to on the ground that he did not think '
the occasion j required. It Is understood
the men were to be employed as watch
men at some of the car barns.
E. M. Skalne, M. O. Saxe, I. 8.. Cum
mir.p, A. W. • Henning, E. McHale. H. T.
Erobeck a»d H. . Fisher have withdrawn
f rcm the Carmen's Union, having been
appointed Inspectors by the Traction Com
pany. , (
The Carmen's Union tonight made pub
lic the following reply, to President Her
on's letter granting a_ conference: "
OAKLAND. Cal., March 30. 1006.
E. A. Heron, President Oakland Traction
Dear Sir : We beg to acknowledge : receipt
of your letter of March 30. replying to our
communication ot even date addressed to Mr.
W. •F. Kelly, general manager of the Oakland
Traction Consolidated. Naturally we much re-
Sret that you require delay in the holding of a
conference for the amicable consideration of
our proposals, but If you cannot see your way
KING.'S DAUGHTERS WILL ERECT NEW
HOME FOR INCURABLES.
Modern Structure With Enlarged Accommodations Is designed by a; Woman and
Will Be Built by Alameda Couh'ty Charitable Organization.
MODERN FIREPROOF BUILDING TO BE. ERECTED BY THE ALAMEDA COUNTY KING'S DAUGHTERS' HOME FOR INCURABLES.
OAKLAND, March 30.— T0 construct a
modern fireproof bulldlr g to accommo
date 100 patients Is the purpose of the di
rectors of the Alameda County King's
Daughters' Home for Incurables. Mrs.
Matilda Brown, president . of the institu
tion, made public today the *>lans for the
projected I structure, . which have been
prepared by Miss Julia Morgan, an archi
tect of this city, who won high honors at
Paris as an artist and architectural de
The home at 3900 Broadway, ; where
, ir.any. patients are cared for, is inade
quate and has long lacked the proper re
qulreme.nts for ...the .peculiar work that
Is done by the organization. Many of
the patients suffer from infirmities which
render it impossible for them to be
given attention In ; the hospitals. For
many years • the home \u25a0 has gave the
community great service by caring for
those afflicted persons who cannot be
taken into other institutions.
The plans for the new building are
based on the- most modern theories, of
hospital construction. The material used
will be brick, concrete and slate. The
estimated cost is between , $40,000 and
$50,000, including money,, which -will have
to be raised to meet 'extensive" i sstreet : Im
provements now under way around the
home property, - ' . "\u25a0"--\u25a0 \u25a0'."'
Invitations have been Issued by the di
rectors to an '"Easter ' reception, which
will be- given Friday. April 6,:.from 2
to 5 o'clock p. m., at the home; 'At this
time the project will be fully presented
to the friends of the institution. -
In presenting her appeal for financial
help Mrs. Brown said today:
It is a well-known fact that our accommo
dations are totally inadequate for our present
needs and purposes, having frequently to re
fuse those . who are worthy and deserving of
a home In this institution.
Our great need Is to provide larger and more
suitable accommodations for the many who
are incurably ill. often being crippled and so
helpless they cannot help themselves.
The home's officers and directors are:
Mrs. Matilda Brown, president; Mrs. C. C.
Clay, first vlc« president; Mrs. A. H. Hills,
second vice president; Mrs. H. .L. Corson,
recording secretary; Mrs. I. M. Van Slyke,
corresponding secretary; Mrs. A. J. McKnlght,
financial secretary; Mlas Jennie Coop, treas
urer; Mrs. F. H. Lawton, custodian Lord's
fund; Mrs. G. /A. Willard, Mr*. T. A. Wil
liams, Mrs. Everett J. Brown; advisory com
mittee — James A. Johnson, John H. Stevens,
Charles- E. Cornell. Dr. John Fearn. > Dr. 'T.
A. Williams; matron, Mrs. K. J. Simmons;
physician. Dr. T. A. Williams.
WORRY HASTENS DEATH.
ALAMEDA, March 30.— Mrs. Theresa
Webb passed away last evening at the_
family residence, 1234 Regent Htreet,
after an- Illness of six weeks. She was
the mother of Andrew C. Webb Jr., the
champion young oarsman of the • Ala
meda Boating Club, who was . recently
found guilty in the Superior Court of a
felonious attack upon twelve-year-old
Flossie Cook, and who was later grant
ed a new trial' by Judge F. B. Ogden.
Her demise was hastened, it is said,
by the worry and trying ordeal she un
derwent during the trial of her • eon.
When the' Jury returned" a' verdict of
guilty in the Superior Court Mrs. Webb
was present, and her utter .prostration
after the result was announced was
Mrs. Webb was a native of New.Or
leans and. the wife of Andrew C.Webb.
She loaves, besides her husband, four
children. Elizabeth C. Webb.'Lydia F.
Webb, Atwell C Webb and Andrew C.
Webb Jr. She had resided in this city
for many years. The funeral will be
held Monday. "J.
DECLARES CHARGES FALSE.
OAKLAND. March 30.— J. A. Harvey
was brought to this city this morning
from Marysvllle by Detective George
Ky te to answer to a charge of petty
larceny preferred by George E. Faw,
an insurance agent of Oakland. Harvey,
who bears an excellent reputation in
Marysvllle, declares that Faw borrowed
some money from him in Grass Valley,
giving as security a check on the First
National Bank of Oakland, j and j that,
when- after repeated attempts to collect
tlie-d<?bt, he came to .this' city.',, and
cashed the check, Faw .swore -_ to . the
complaint which caused bis arrest. \u25a0-
clear to an earlier meeting- . than oa -Monday,
April 2. we shall welcome a conference .then
a* suggested, provided, of course, your com
pany ehall not utilize the delay injuriously to
affect our position. We there-fore \u25a0 accept - the
time mentioned, on this reasonable condition:
• That, ourselves promising- to rnake-*no move
meanwhile to alter the existing status, you, on
behalf of your company, aesure us that r the
company wilt meanwhile make . no move to
alter the existing status.
We frankly say to you that we propose » thla
condition because reports era In circulation to
the effect that your company. Is busily hiring
non-union men to take our places, and is wir
ing. Its car barn and \u25a0 preparing places for the
quartering of men to' be used in a lockout of
our members. ' ..
These reports are exciting- our men" and are
causing a , general . impression that a lockout
may be looked for at any hour.. Expecting
your prompt and full assent to the conditions,
and trusting that in the ? public : Interest and
for the mutual advantage of • employers and
employes all differences may -at • the < proposed
conference be settled in a friendly way, we re
main, respectfully yours, . ,r'. :. - -.-\u25a0 \u25a0
Division No. 192, A;- A. of S. and E.R . E,
- -,W. H. ELLISON.'.- President.
This reply/ was/ drafted by^ theTagree
ment committee; "composed of President
Ellison, J. Smart, W.* B. Hamilton, E. C.
Straub; T. Sawyer and S. ,F. Connelly!
President: Mahon and President Cornelius
of. San Francisco took part in the com
mittee meeting. . ,
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY. -\u25a0 MARCH/, 31 , 1906.
ALAMEDA COUNTY NEWS
WORKMAN LOSES WATCH.— Oakland,
March 30.— J. W. Taylor, who . lives at 2218
Peralta street, reported to the police this morn-
Ing that a watch had been stolen from the
pocket of his vest yesterday while he was at
work. -\u25a0 \u25a0 ' . .
MORRA SENT TO ASYLUM.— Oakland,
March SO. — Charles Morra, who f was \u25a0 recently
suspected of being ths man who shot Giacomo
Canile on the Henry Borghi ranch near Hay
wardß, was committed to the "State- Hospital
at Stockton today.
PRELIMINARY HEARING SET.— Oakland,
March SO. — The preliminary examination of Al
bert L. McDonald, charged by- a Coroner's
Jury with the murder. of Joseph Mello, will be
held ' next Tuesday morning before Justice of
the Peace William R. Geary at Pleasanton.
BOY REPORTED MlSSlNG.— Oakland,
March 30. — Alexander Breen, a ten-year-old
boy residing at 510 Sixth street, ha* been
miseing for two days, and this .- morning the
police were asked to locate him. .
LUMBER COMPANY TO SELL OUT.—
Oakland March 30. — The Bay Shore Lumber.
Company has agreed to sell Its stock and
yards, located at Adams wharf, to James
Tyson of San Francisco for $100,000.
YOUTH ADMITS CRlME.— Oakland, March,
30. — Clifford Foster thla morning expreesed a
wish to- plead guilty to -tha . charge, of having
forged, and passed a check' 'en John Leckus, a
merchant. Judge Smith could not accept' the
plea and set Foster's preliminary hearing for
Tuesday. . . • • - - .
B; L. COPY'S DEATH.— Alameda,-,, March:
30. — Benjamin F. Cory, a well-known contract-
Ing mason, died this morning at his home, 2222
Buena Vista avenue, from apoplexy. He waa
a widower, 77 years of age, and is survived by
threa children. Miss Mary M. - Cory, Lincoln
V. Cory and J. F. Cory.
BAREFOOT MAN ARRESTED— OakIand,
March 30. — W. H. Hill, who says that he lives
on Langton street, between Seventh and
Eighth, In San Francisco, waa arrested today
near San Leandro on suspicion of being Insane.-
He says that he was simply doing a penance
by walking to San. Leandrb barefooted.
, STUDENT GUlDES.— Berkeley, March 30.—
A student guide service at the university la to
be Inaugurated by Eugene Hallett, private sec
retary for President Wheeler. Tourists who
desire to be piloted about the campus will be
able to avail themselves of the , service at
nominal rates. . - '\u25a0 .
DR. DUNBAR FlNED.— Oakland, March 30.
J>r. W. A. M. Dunbar, a local veterinary sur
geon, was fined $100 this morning by Police
Judge Smith, for having -neglected to destroy
a -horse afflicted with glanders, - after having
been instructed to do so. by City Veterinarian
Archibald. Dunbar announced that he would
appeal from the decision. ' .
MARRIAGE LICENSES.— OakIand, March
30. — The following marriage licenses were is
sued by the the County Clerk today: Jean
Vernadou, 45, and Ana Ponjonanine, 27, both
of Berkeley; William A. Ahers, 21, and Evelyn
L. Fraga, 15, both of Oakland: Rasmus Ben
dlxsen, 28. San Francisco, and Pauluna Svend
een, 25, Oakland. • . «
MUSICALS AT MlLLS'.— Oakland. March
30. — A delightful organ recital and concert
was given this evening at Llsser Hall. Mills
College, under' the direction , of Uda Waldrop
for the benefit of the new library furnishings.'
Lowell Redfield, Mm. Ashley Faull, Miss Mabel
Stewart. Miss Belle Sanford and '\u25a0 Miss Irene
TO SELL SIMS' HOME.— Oakland, March
30. Mrs. Alice E. Sims, -iwidow of the late
Fletcher Sims of Berkeley, obtained an order
of court today to allow her to sell and get rid
of the establishment her late husband main
tained at Buena Vista avenue and Stanford
street in Alameda. where he lived a dual life
under the name of Williams.
YOUNG BURGLARS ARRAIGNED.— Oak-
Iand, March 30. — William Graff,' Thomas Rich
ards and Antone Zrowe, charged with bur
glary; were arraigned this morning in Depart
ment 1 of the Police Court, and Judge Smith
set their preliminary hearing for . April 4.
The mother of Richards was in court and wept
bitterly ac «he saw her son brought before the
liar. . .
DENTISTS IN COURT.— Oakland, March 30.
Klnsukn Ohteubo, a Japanese dentist, has gone
to trial In the Police- Court on a charge of
practicing his profession' ' without a license
from the State Board of Dental Examine™. ••
d. Hornef, charged with the same offense, will
be tried April 10. W. P. Winning's case has
been continued to ADril'2. \u25a0 ' , " \u25a0
STRUCK BY SWITCH ENGINE.— Oakland
March 30. — George McGrath, aged; 17 year*!
employed aa a mall wagon driver by the post
orflce, was struck by a switch ; engine at Six
teenth-street depot at 7:30 tonight, his left leg
being broken In two places. His injuries were
dressed at the Receiving Hospital, after which
he was removed to hia home at 1411 Klrkham
street. : , . .
ELKS ELECT OFFICERS.— OakIand, March
30.— Oakland Lodge No. 171,- B. P. o.
E.,' has elected • the following officers for the
ensuing year: Exalted ruler,* J. Harrison Clay;
esteemed leading, knight, - Dr, . C. L. \u25a0 Tlsdale*
esteemed loyal knight, Arthur. 8.-Tarpey; es
teemed lecturing knight,* Clarence .M. - Reed;
secretary, J. J. Hannifin Jr. ;\u25a0 treasurer,'. W. W.
Landon; tiler, F.J.; Johnson; 'trustee, .--A. C.
BURGLARS ARE ACTlVE— Oakland, March
30. — N. 8. Wirt, a San Francisco attorney, re
ported to the police : today that » burglars had
made five . attempts , to < enter s his • home j at . 209
Second street in : the « last few days, but had
been -, frightened - away .». each .: time. . Mrs. W.
Tobln reported that ' burglars ; had \u25a0 entered her
room at 3791 Broadway and stolen a- purse con
taining ' $50 . In gold ' and " a small amount in
silver. .- \u25a0\u25a0 • ' ...'\u25a0- - ; j.->-.- : . >\u25a0\u25a0*•-..\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0••' ' '...;--
CONDEMNATION SUITS .UP.— Oakland,
March ' 80.— The demurrers ; of * the Southern Pa
cific \u25a0 Railway,-, in 1 condemnation ' proceedings
brought ' against '\u25a0 it \u25a0: by ?\u25a0 the i Western :• Pacific
Railway for a right of way ; through. Altamont
Pas*, near Livermore, were overruled by Judge
Ellsworth : this afternoon.'-! The trial- of the con
demnation proceedings, against "Antone. Rogers
of San • Leandro, brought \u25a0by \ the -Western . Pa
cific for a right of way,, waa ; set for June- O. r v
MEAT WAGON WRECKED.— Berkeley,
March \u25a0 30. — A Y big r meat -.wagon, >\u25a0 stacked * high
with dressed : beef, > mutton , and i pork, \u25a0 collided
f with a : Bhattuck-avenue electric car today,/ at
'Ashby and Bhattuck avenues, and thousands of
pounds of fine fresh, meat;. went flying in every
direction.' The wagon '. waa ' ruined. * . The ' driv- J
er, Lester Collins,', and -his team escaped* un
hurt, as did;: the. car. passengers.-. . ,
BIG • < C"-ABLAZE.-^-Berk4ley, March 30.—
The big r.'.'C" \u25a0:: on Charter ! Hill.v \u25a0', the '\u25a0\u25a0 emblem
which the university freshman ; class regards as
Its \u25a0 very, own ; to , protect"' and ? make f prominent"
waa ablaze with ; red fire • tonight In anticipation
of the ; freshman -/victory i In*, the ' intercollegiate
track r5r 5 inset - with ~: Stanford -_,\ tomorrow.:; -"The
freshmen >• numerals— "09V— were 1 .* lit * up, ,. and
bands ; of : faithful' freshmen ' stood j guard, ' built
flrea • and ; turned f colored ? powders < to \ Indicate
FRANK SHORT LOSES
LIFE IN THE CANAL
Drowned While Trying to
Eecover What He Thought
I ALAMEDA, March 30.— While paddling
out In askiff. to recover what he thought
at first sight was ,the body of 12-year-old
Edwin Anderson;-' who was drowned- in
the tidal canal last Monday. Frank ,T.
Short,' 22' years of age, today .lost "his
own life in the big ditch through the cap
sizing of his frail and waterlogKed craft.
The floating object that Short took to be
a corpse was In- reality a sack containing
a litter of dead pups. Short's death in
the waterway; was witnessed by F. C.
Brandon and Louis Garrlck, who strove
to rescue '\u25a0 the > drowning man y>y diving
into the canal in response to' nls cries for
help. They were unable to reach the
sinking Short before he disappeared be
neath the surface for the last time. The
body was., recovered three hours' later.
The drowning occurred about 1:15- o'clock
at a point midway between the Fruitvale
avenue and High street drawbridges, y; :
. Short was .employed by the j National
Dryanthln Company, of which ; Brandon
is manager. Short and Brandon eame'to
Park \u25a0 street" and* Lincoln avenue? at- noon
for lunch and were returning to the com
1 pany's Plant on the north side of the
tidal canal, «near Fruitvale avenue.rwhen
they observed an object drifting in the
great ditch a hundred and fifty yards
east of the Fruitvale avenue draw.' Short
remarked to Brandon that It might be
the body of the Anderson boy. Short un
moored a leaky skiff from beneath the
bridge and paddled out into mldchanhel,
Brandon and Garrick walking along: the
northern bank of the canal in the mean
time. When Short neared the object in
the water he stood up in the skiff and
in an instant the treacherous little ves
sel overturned, leaving . Short struggling
in the. water and trying to make his way
to the north bank, of the canal. \u25a0 He was
not a proficient swimmer, and, with heavy
clothing and shoes .was handicapped in
his battle for life. , -
Short was the only son of Mr. and Mrs.
William J. Short of 1902 Broadway. His
parents ara. prostrated; .When : Edwin
Anderson was drowned j last Monday -a
few rods from where ..Short lost .his. life
today. Short was quickly on ; the scene
and was heard to ] remark : ; "I only wish
that I had been here when that poor little
chaD. fell , in.> He, would; never have
drowned. I could have saved him." • ,
FARMERS MAY STUDY.
BERKKLEY, .„. March SO.— Farmers
throughout tho State may soon: study
the problems of irrigation without leav
ing their homes, Prof essor "W. T. Clarke
and Professor Elwood Mead being
now at work upon a. correspondence
course; in irrigation. Professor Clarke
has Just returned from a tour, of the
State, and his experiences will serve to
guide him in preparing matter on ir
rigation that will be of most benefit
to farmers who would study irrigation
difficulties. Thejcourse will deal, both
.with; the laws regarding irrigation and
the practical difficulties. .An
tion will be given at the end of tho
course. . " \ , ,
S This course. will be similar in form
to the reading course in entomology,
which Professor- Clarke inaugurated
and carried on with, success two years
ago.' r: Recent arrivals, from the East,
ignorant of Irrigation work, are ' 'ex
pected to find the ; lrrigatlon course par
ticularly ' valuable".':'-.- ' -
WAST I1OYS ? CAPTURED.
OAKLAND,' March/, 30.— -Fearing that
Orral Griffin and John McAtee have run
away from home :to ;become boy high
waymen, Ray Griffin, a brother, of J one
of ' the lads, living' at .6075 Canning
street,, visited the Sheriff's oflice! and
police 'authorities today and asked them
to look out'for the boys.-. The -boys'left
homo with a shotgun 'and :J3 In; change.
They had been reading robbery- stories, 1
and i t \u25a0 Is • thought may; possibly \u25a0 have
been led astray by them.
their expectation of triumph .tomorrow. The
blg;"CT'.was turned over to tha' freshman claas
last Friday, when Charter day wav celebrated;
The'ceremony took the place <of the- rush on
Charter Hill, which of< old was wont to be re
garded as a .fitting stunt for I Charter day * fes
tivities. \u25a0";. \u0084 :..-/:.•; " .;\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 .'.. \u25a0 ; \u25a0.:.;?. < ..•
i>- Qlßl, ADMITS GUILT.-- Oakland, ; March 30^
Lena Lancaster, who ; under the ; name ', of. Lena
Sll va," was arrested in San Francisco yesterday
on a: charge of stealing i a: silk skirt and some
other articles : from Mrs." Anna > B«ngston, : this
morning I laughed ', as ? she • pleaded , guilty ;to a
charge of petty larceny in Department " 1 of the
Police \u25a0 Court. She ' waa * sentenced , to a term
of thirty: days in 'the -City 'Prison. .
1 RUNAWAY GIRL<\ 'FOUND— Berkeley,
March > 30. — Myrtle Fonso, the - 16-year-old ? girl
who -; disappeared .last ;-,Wednesdayj,.. from \u25a0 the
home of '\u25a0 her ; foster/ parents,* Mr. -an d H.
P.'l Nelson," in < North 5 Berkeley, • was \u25a0 found ;by
Mr.- Nelson last ; rtlght at ' tho i horn« sof ar girl
friend, i ; Viola tvTome.-v in / Mill >Valley. > • Miss
Fonso left her, home In: a pique after -being re
proved-for'some' slight offense ? and- went^ at
once ' to Mill 1 Valley, remaining j there until : last
nlsht. -.*-\u25a0'. ;\u25a0\u25a0--.'*-.-_: *.;'\u25a0\u25a0 r . N-;j ;\u25a0 .;,.;.\u25a0 \u25a0-'\u25a0-_
\ LICENSE ATTACHED.— OakIand, March 30.
• The ; license : committee of . the City. Council I has
• continued | investigation I for 1 two \u25a0 weeks ' of i the
1 Maison ; l -de ; l'Opera, I restaurant 'which $ con
ducted \u25a0 rooms containing i boudoir ; accornmoda
i tions. . •; The ; objectionable * features f have % been
removed, but the ; liquor license , is» still .under
fire.i G. /.Cuneo, la naloon-keeperi" at & 323%
: Eleventh etreet, whose " license : was Jln ;*'ques
tion,-" fainted • last >. night \u25a0: while '> before? the com-"
mlttee. •; When he : recovered ; the \u25a0\u25a0 license * wai
granted. • . \u25a0 ;.- v; :
SUIT EIGHT YEAES
OLD IS DISMISSED
Anglo - Calif ornian Bank
Loses an Action Involving
Land Worth $25,000.
Special Dispatch. to^The. Call.
SANTA . ROSA. March 30.— Judge Em
mett Seawell of the Superior Court today
granted a motion to dismiss the action of
the Anglo-Californian Bank brought to
foreclose a mortgage against ranches near
and town lots In Kenwood owned 'by Nor
man W. Griswold and involving about
$25,000. The action was filed April 28, 1898.
Summons was issued and served, and on
July 14, ; 1898, judgment was obtained by
consent. This consent was withheld from
the records until September 28, 1903, when
it was filed. After; giving consent Gris
wold moved to Honolulu, where he died
in December, 1904. No further, action was
taken until December 17, 1905, when credit
ors and successors in interest filed the no
ffce for the dismlssar of the action;. , The
bank failed to take the necessary legal
steps, hence the dismissal. .
UNCLE SAM'S SHIPS
TO VISIT MONTEREY
Pacific Squadron to Take
Part in Deweyl Day i
Special Dispatch to The Call.
jj MONTEREY, March 30.— The Pacific
squadron of the navy will be in Monterey
and take part in the Dewey day celebra
tion. These warships, which number near
ly a dozen, have been engaged in the reg
ular spring target practice. 'in southern
waters. 'President Gunzendorfer received
a letter from Congressman Needham to
day in which it was stated that the Navy
Department had instructed the Pacific
squadron will stop at Monterey on its way
north. The fleet of warships will leave
Long Beach on April 23 for Monterey Bay.
This- will bring the vessels here for. the
Dewey day celebration. The naval officers
will be entertained by the citizens of Mon
CONTROLLER .Vf IIVJVER IX ACTIOX
AGAINST HIM BY MADERA
Appellate Court Decides That County
Has No Right to Money Paid State
. an ' Penult!**. V
SACRAMENTO. March 30.— The .ap
pellate court today affirmed the Judg
ment of the Superior Court of Madera
County in favor of State Controller, E.
P. Colganjn the suit brought against
him by A. S. Honeycutt, Auditor of that
county/ Honeycutt brought suit to re
cover $8000, the aggregate *of seven
teen semi-annual payments made by
Madera County into the State Treasury
from. May. 1895, , to December, .1903.
These payments were, made upon the
demand of Colgan, as Controller;of the
State, in the form of punitive penalties
collected upon > the redemption of real
estate sold to the State for delinquent
taxes. Colgan held that these punitive
penalties should be distributed between
the. State and [county in" the. same ratio
that the State rate of taxation bears to
the, county, rate.. ..' ; V. -
ACCIDENTALLY SHOT WHILE
.EXAMINING A REVOLVER
Woodland Youth I* Seriously Wounded
v by Storek*«per ; With a Ne*r
. , WOODLAND, i March 3 0.— Troy Barr,
a young son \ of , Harrison ", Barr, lies \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 in
a t hospital ; in .this city at the, point of
death as the result of a gunshot wouhj^
mV the ; abdomen- accidentally .inflicted
by,. Mr. . Murphy, a storekeeper \u25a0at Es-'
parto.V Last night ; the . boy was' in the
store .and Murphy- showed him; a new
revolver. ; The' weapon was "accidentally
discharged, the ball "entering young
Barr's, abdomens. "Barr vwas" brought to
thlsUcity- for medicals attention.. His
life-Is despalrediof.: I --- ; ; > ; \u25a0
HUNDREDS OF CHICKENS BURNED
IN FIRE: ON A COLUSA. RANCH
Flnmes Bnr n to".; Ground* Buildings
Sheltering Hens null Many
\u25a0 Carrier Pigeons.
> COLUSA, March i3o.'i 30.'— Tho -buildings
on * the Feather j chicken '• ranch "owned
by Mrs. Ida : Nesmith ; at- Princeton were
destroyed by lire early; this morning. A
loft containing. over 300carrler pigeons
a,brooder : h6usewithl 3ol.l chickens,-in
cubators^ and! brooders "and six tons of
grain: were -also burned." *
SELL'JOCKEV CLUB STOCK.
OAKJJAND/ March' 3o!---The sale of
100 Shares of .the New California' Jockey
Club l stock : belonging; to the f estate, of
the; late FrankJ Mofritt *to Charles '"E/
Paxton .; at * $112 S a",' share* Twas . confirmed
by^Judge Melvlnthis^inorning; -.The sale
was ', made ; over: a " year; ago ; and ; the'* b id
was ; raised last 'week * by ;; J. .: J. ; Lennan;
who ; offered $115 a : share, but asked" to
recall ? his \ bid (today, 'as ; he ; said X he ; did
hot * wish 4to :buy • a '\u25a0; lawsuit.' i* as ' there
.would "be : cohsiderable; difficulty -in; put
ting him' in possession of: the- stock. \u25a0 >\u25a0\u25a0
See the Lawn, in Berkeley
Where Dorothy: Olsen Says
She Was Cruelly Attacked
WOMEN- , COKKOBOKATED
View From Window Bears
Out Story of Girl of the
Place She Was Assaulted
OAKLAND. March 30.— The jury that
is to decide the guilt or Innocence of Les
ter C. McNulty, accused of- assaulting
Dorothy Olsen on a Berkeley lawn, vis
ited the scene in a special car.thls after
noon and received ocular proof in sup
port of the girl's story and that of Miss
Janet Forbes and her »ister-lri-law, Mrs.
Edith Forbes, I whose timely .interference
is alleged to have frightened McNulty
Accompanied . by Judge Harris, j Deputy
District Attorney Brown, Attorney A. L.
Frick. J. F. Glover. Clerk of the Court,
and J. F. W. Riley, the tetenographer,
the Jury was allowed to look through
the window at the Stoddard home, where
Miss Forbes says she saw McNulty and
Miss Olsen -on the lawn. The jury was
in charge of Bailiff J. F. Scanlan, who
pointed out the different points In dis
pute. . ' *
Both sides requested the court to have
the jury view the scene, but It was a
harmful proceeding for the defense. Mc-
Nulty swears the girl willingly accom
panied him twenty. feet from the corner
to the coping en the Stuart-street side of
the house. He admits that he heard Miss
Forbes call out after Dorothy screamed,
and says he saw her at the window. Miss
Olsen says he threw her upon the lawn
on the Telegraph-avenue side, and she Is
corroborated by the Forbes women.
After examining the two sides of the
lawn the Jury went to the window, where,
it Is admitted. Miss Forbes stood. There
it was found that the window could not
be raised more than two feet, and there
It was further found that one could see
the point on the lawn where McNulty
says he was only with the utmost diffi
culty and by leaning far out of the win
dow, whereas the view on the other side,
where : the women say the struggle oc
curred, was unobstructed.
Brown will make much of this point
when .the arguments begin Monday, al
though It Is admitted that McNulty. could
have seen the window at which , Miss
Forbes stood from the Stuart-street cop
It was intended to take the jury on a
car tonight to ascertain whether Miss
Olsen could have seen McNulty's reflec
tion In the car window, as she claims,
but Brown and Frick have decided to
take: the trip alone and settle the ques
tion by stipulation.
The taking of testimony drew near, the
close today, when the defendant's father
and brother, and several character ' wit
nesses tf stifled. --There .will be other char
acter witnesses called Monday morning.
The prosecution will recall Conductor. A.
G. Alvis in rebuttal, and it is expected
that the arguments will be reached Mon
day . afternoon.
J. M. McNulty, the^ father, was the
principal witness this morning, and he
llatly •J. A. Marshall, the
star witness for the defense. Marshall
absolutely denied that the elder- McNulty
had complained about- paying money to
Dorothy Olsen. J. M. McNulty today
testified * positively that he had com
plained bitterly about* the girl's demands
and had accused her. of being a black
The elder McNulty was also positive
that he 'had never told Marshall to
"square" the case with the girl for $500,
but, on the contrary, insisted that Miss
Ol3en had repeatedly made - 'demands
upon him and that it was at her request
that he went to the Marshall home to ne
gotiate with her.
It was at her suggestion, he said, that
she signed the statement that Lester Mc-
Nulty was not the man who attacked her.
McNulty Sr. was followed by Dr. H. J.
McNulty, who was . recalled, ; but who did
not throw any more light on the subject.
Ke In turn was followed by the char
acter witnesses, all of whom testified to
the good character of Lester McNulty.
They were Superior . Judge , W. J H. Waste,
Superintendent of Schools f S. D. "Water
man of Berkeley, Judge W. H. . H. Gen
try, Postmaster George Schmidt of Berke
ley, Major J. D. Morrison, F. W. Foss,
H. H. Johnson, C.R. Lord, H. J. Squires
H. B. Phillips, John W. Havens, C. S.
Merrill, R. C. Staats, William Moran,
County Recorder A. K. Grim, W. B.
Woolsey, C. R. Morse. William. . Hoessli,
Judge: Robert Edgar. F. W. McLean, Dt.
C R. Russell and H. J. Marston.
Just before court adjourned this after
noon Attorney Frick suggested that the
testimony of Sophie Peterson, a missing
witness, given at the first trial, be read.
Brown objected on the ground that only
the 'testimony, given at the preliminary
hearing was - admissible. Miss .. Peterson
was called by the prosecution, but proved
a hostile witness. 'It will ,be decided
Monday whether her testimony shall be
read. . —
CEDAR RAPIDS. lowa. March 80.— Cedar
River touched 15 feet 6 Inche* today, a foot
over the . highest point previously recorded
The damage, however. Is nominal. The water
Is slowly receding. * - \u25a0
1 vllltdgli aflr^ Jjd&l
ffl Are easily reached by the through train serv-
||rice of the Chicago, Union Pacific and
I North- Western Line. Three daily trains
mm firorh ' California points the most direct
over the only double-track railway
between the Missouri River and Ghicaga
Personally Conducted Excursions i^Psyf?jj
I in Pullman Tourist sleeping cars through t^f\Y\uXs^ST^
1 to Chicago without change. Double LlggSffifij^y ,
berth only 57.00. Choice of routes.
Free information, booklets, maps, time schedules, sleeping VfSjjTjrSj
I car reservations, tickets, etc., on application. gg*»SMiif7l •
Ksm3 R. R. RITCHIE, 8. F. BOOTH. ft
G*aTlg«itPidaeC<iMt,a«S.-'W.R7. 1 6«T lj«t Pws'r D«pt. U. P. 1L B. C|^2ffl?rS«
617 Mirkit Stmt, W«. Hotd,' 1,. 1 lontgoowry Stn*. \| ¥^F*^F .
g^| / P.a 124 6AN FRANCIBOO, GAL.; S «J'-T
Rapid Growth of Halfmoon
of Another Depository
STOCK IS SUBSCRIBED
Institution Will Be Styled
cern by Its Promoters
Special Dispatch to Th* Call.
HALFMOON BAT. March 30.— 50 rap
idly has this town grown, since work be
gan on the Ocean Shore Railroad that the
need of another bank has been felt keen
ly and capitalists have been found to
satisfy the need. The bank now here Is
less than one year old, but business Is
great enough for two financial institu
tions. The new bank will be known a 9
the Portuguese-American Bank and will
be under the direction of J. R. Pereire.
Stock has already been liberally sub
scribed and a policy to issue shares only
in small amounts to individual purchas
ers will faithfully be carried out.
WORK ON COSTLY. COUNTRY
HOME OF DE SABLA IS BEGUX
Structure to Cost fIOO.OOO la Being
Erected at El Cerrlfo
SAN MATEO. March 30. — Work has
commenced on the magnificent country
home of Eugene de Sabla Jr. at El Cer
rito Park. The structure will cost more
than $100,000 and when finished will
be, perhaps, the most Imposing home in
San Mateo. The mansion will be of
brick and stone and is being erected on
the land purchased by De Sabla from
"Walter Martin.' This site is on the land
originally owned by "William Howard,
who was the first of the wealthy Call
fornians to make San Mateo his home.
It is announced that the old and now
historic Howard home will be moved to
a spot adjoining the George M. Howard
place and will be occupied by "W. S. Ho
bart while his own splendid residence
In the foothills is being constructed. It
is planned to begin work on this
building at once.
GOES TO JAIL FOR A YEAR
FOR ROBBING TOM ALES CAHI.Y
Shotgun Thief. Who Contended Crime,
Is Sentenced by .Maria
SAX RAFAEL. March JO.— Xiconar
Gonzales. who pleaded guilty to a
charge of burglary, was sentenced to
day to one year in Folsom by Judge
Thomas J. Lennon. He and Joseph
Sandoval were charged with taking
from the cabin of Mrs. Mallory on To
males Bay two shotguns, one rifle and
some clothing. Sandoval was tried first
and was exonerated by the confession
->-.: DECIDED TO BE BRUTAL
"Wife Obtain* Divorce on Ground That
He Tried to Kill Her
OAKLAND, March 30.— A unique
charge of cruelty upon which Mrs.
Bertha F. Kruckeberg was granted a
divorce today was that her husband
had pulled the bridle off a horse while
she was sitting in the vehicle to wnlch
it was attached and allowed it to run
away. She says she was dragged over
a large field a number of times by the
maddened animal, while her husband
took evident delight In his fiendish
pastime.. She was finally thrown out
of the vehicle and her arm and nose
were broken, besides which she was
The defendant to the action was Ed
ward W. Kruckeberg, a laundry-wagon
driver. His wife stated that, while he
had abused her before, his last effort
nearly resulted in her death. She said
the animal. was a vicious one and that
her husband had been warned against
- Suit for divorce was begun today by
Amelia J. Stow against John W. Stow
on the ground of desertion. They were
married at Redwood City June 7, 1333.
but after twenty years of life together
have agreed to separate.
UNIVERSITY FARM SITE.
BERKELEY. March 30. — Tha trip to
Sonoma County by the university farm
site commission, which was to have
been made today, was postponed be
cause of the wet weather. If tha skies
clear the members of the commission
will examine the Wickersham site to
morrow. This farm contains 1500 acres,
of which 400 are said to be splendid
farming land and the remainder avail
able for grazing. The property, with th*
improvements, la offered for $75,000. A
tract containing .600 acres, which In
cludes the best part of the ranch, with
Improvements and water rights. Is of- \u25a0*
f ered for $80,000. There are springs
and irrigating ditches on the land. Rob
ert Halt of Petaluma makes the offer
to the State for the "Wickersham heirs,
who have agreed to sell the farm to th«
LAND FOR PARK EXTENSION.— Tt« City
Attorn«y yesterday adviwd tha . Board of
Supervisors to accent tha offer of James IX
"Whitney to sell a lot on, Fotmaenth avenue tc»
the city for $9COO as a portion of the Park and
Presidio Extension, and also tha offer of Mary
Ellen .Tanner, to aell another lot on Fourteenth
avenue for f 4750.