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Interesting Report of Important Up-to-Date News Items in Alameda County
Rival Bands at the Tabernacle
Entrance Persist in
As Both Were Originally One the Feel
ing of Hostility Is Hard to
Oakland Office San Francisco Call
908 Broadway, Jan. 21. '\
The final crowing of the roosters and the
cackling of the hens in the Tabernacle
last night was entirely swallowed up in
the volume of music that was created at
the doors by the two rival halves of the
original Fifth Infantry band. For a
quarter of an hour the two bands played
different airs only a few feet apart, and
not until after a conference with the di
rectors was peace and harmony restored.
For a long time there has been dissatis
faction between the two bands, which
were originally one. Stories differ as to
how the trouble started; but about a
month ago the seceding faction, which is
styled the Oakland Professional band,
threatened legal proceedings against the
Fifth Infantry band if some music which
was joint property was not restored to the
Place from which it had been taken. This
widened the breach, and when the Poultry
Show was opened both bands applied tor
the privilege of supplying the evening
music. In order to prevent any friction
Superintendent Sharpe made an "arrange
ment by which the two bands should play
on alternate nights.
This arrangement was satisfactory, and
had the show closed Wednesday night, as
was anticipated, there would have been no
complication. But the show decided to
keep open another night, and by some
misunderstanding both bands were* told to
report for duty last night.
The Fifth Infantry band arrived first,
and taking up their stand at the entrance,
under the leadership of Director Mc ßain,
they commenced playing the Boulanger
march. A few minutes later the Oakland
Professional band, under the direction of
Mr. Richardson, made its appearance, and
without paying any attention to their
rivals they took up a position on the other
side of the entrance and opened up with
one of the liveliest of Sousa's productions.
For a quarter of an hour the two bands
played, and each manipulator of a brass
instrument exhaled martial music as if his
life depended on the volume of sound
emitted. *
When the exhibition officers arrived they
called the two directors into their office
and a consultation was held. While the
negotiations wore pending the music
struck up again and the two leaders rushed
to the Tabernacle entrance to see who had
broken the temporary truce.
Directly across the"street from the show
entrance is the entrance of the Oakland
Theater. A band also plays outside the
bouse prior to the curtain-raising, and
when Directors Mcßam and Richardson
arrived at the entrance they found that
neither or their band"* bad been discourte
ous, but that the music came from the
band controlled by the man across the
Eventually it was agreed that one band
should play the hrst hour of the evening
and th« diner band" the second hour. It
was found out that both bands had been
ordered by mistake and a 3 there is a pros
pect of much music being required at the
Tabernacle during the coming eix-day
bicycle race the superintendent did not
experience much trouble in adjusting the
difficulty. The incident, however, has not
produced any harmony between the two
Alameda County Federation of Trades
Goes on Record.
OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 24.— The follow
ing resolutions were passed at last night's
meeting of tbe Alameda County Federa
tion of Trades, with a preamble reciting
tbe condition of affairs and showing the
attitude of the railroad company toward
the men who took part in the strike of
Resolved. the Alameda County Federated
Trades, representing the working people of
this county, are unanimously opposed to the
funding bill or any kind of a compromise
whereby the payment of this debt is extended;
and we call upon all labor organizations, In
the name of the blacklisted railroad men and
their suffering wives and families, to pass
similar resolutions and urge upon the Con
gressmen from their district to vote and work
iig»instthe passage of any funding bill; and
be it further
Retolrtd, That a copy of these resolutions be
forwarded to our Representatives in Congress
and to all central labor bodies in the United
Trial of Mayrisch.
OAKLAND, Cal.. Jan. 24.— Mayrisch .
Jr., who was indicted on account of charges
growing out of shortages in the office of
the Tax Collector, was on trial to-day.
The defense will be that the mistakes were
clerical ones made without any criminal
intent, and that when they were discov- i
ered the defendant offered to make the
shortage good. W. W. Foote is counsel
for the defense, and was permitted to make
his opening statement after the District
Attorney had concluded. There was no
objection made to evidence, and the de
fense will ask for an acquittal as soon as
the prosecution rests.
Burglars and Thieves.
OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 24.— Burglars
battered in the rear door of a grocery-store
at 777 San Pablo avenue and robbed the
cash drawer of all there was in it.
A safe-cracker broke into the office of the
National Ice Company on Eleventh street
last night. A hole was bored into the safe i
near the lock, but, like the other two re
cent cases, the cracksman appears to have
been frightened away before attempting to
blow the door open.
Married in Haste.
OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 24.— Mrs. Rickets
of Fruitvale was surprised to-day when
bar daughter claimed to bo wedded to Earl
Seymour Halsey of Berkeley. Mr--.
Rickets went to the County Clerk's office
and found that the story was not true. A
couple of hours later- Mr. Halsey, aged
21, and Miss Leila Belle Rickets, accom
panied by their mammas, entered the
clerk's office and obtained a license. Deputy
County Assessor Rev. Van de Mark per
formed the wedding ceremony..
"Lottery Test Case Decided.
OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 24. —Judge
Greene rendered his decision to-day in the
Chinese lottery test case. He has upheld
the decision of Police Judge Wood and has
found the conviction to be warranted.
1 here are scores of other cases depending
upon this one, and they will be at once
brought to trial. The Chief of Police also
intends to renew the raids now he finds
that his action will be sustained, by the
courts. .
The Puy Car Behind.
«,°*i KL A ND . Cal., Jan. 24.-The South
ern 1 acme paycar that was due to-day did
,K„."ir nv^,' and the report has gone out
ai? JVM. 1 - not be here again till the mid
ale " *ebruary. The company never pays
till one month -"-" the money is earned.
ana when it was around on December 24,
i! ™ - ****** November salaries. No
reason is assigned for the delay, and the
employes have no alternative but to wait.
Doctors as Experts.
OAKLAND . l -' Jan. 24.-The trial of
the case of Colonel A. Wettstein against the
bouthern Pacific Company is developing
into a series of arguments between doctors
and attorneys. Drs. Woolsev, Hamlin,
uutin and Kuckein are giving testimony
as witnesses for Wettstein, and Attorney
Moore wants Drs. Shiels, Selfridge, Rabe
and Lane to answer the plaintiff on behalf
of tho railroad company. The case will be
continued next Tuesday.
Bassett May Keaicn.
OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 24.— 1f Council
man Bassett should be sent to Congress to
light the refunding bill there will be a va
cancy in the Council. The Mayor will
have to till it and he will, if necessary, ap
point a man who will resign when Bassett
Alameda County Happenings Told In
. Brief, Chapters.
Oakland Office Sax Francisco Call, (
.'-••■: p.; ': 908 Broadway, Jan. 24. \
Ex-Judge J. H. Lucas of this city is about to
remove to Mariposa City, where he will engage
in the practice of his profession.
The Grand Jury has been called together to
indict H. Menzenmeyer, who shot J. Perkins at
Lorin on Christinas day. Perkins' condition
is critical.
Deputy County Clerk Charles Arnold super
intended the destruction by fire at the foot of
Castro street this morning of 20,000 ballots
and numerous other material used at the last
county election. pp. A. ■; -_-.; -yy
The Coroner's jury in the case of Henry Hook
was unable to determine how the man hap
pened to be drowned. The funeral took place
from the residence on Jackson street this after
noon, the funeral being private.
This afternoon County Clerk Jordan revoked
the appointments of all deputies appointed by
him for registration purposes. new deal will
be made .throughout the whole county when
the work on the new register begins.
The driver of the wagon which carries the
United States mail, owned by Fred Morrison,
was arrested this afternoon by Mrs. Sanford,
secretary of the Humane Society, on account
of the unserviceable condition of the horse.
The Progressive Brotherhood of Painters and
Decorators of California NY». 2 will hold an
open meeting at Becker's Hall, Washington
street, next Monday evening. There win be
an entertainment after the meeting and all
painters and friends are welcome.'
The trial of Officer Eci Lamping will come up
before the Board of Police Commissioners to
morrow at 10 o'clock. The prosecution has
subpenaed about fifteen witnesses, and Lamp
ing has secured the services of Attorney XX. It.
Davis and has summoned as many morel
A new industry will soon be established in
Alameda, where the big Clark pottery will be
enlarged and will go into the manufacture of
brick. A contract has been let to Walker
& Walker for .*t'lK>H to build an addition to the
factory, including two kilns for tiring the
Word has been received nere of the sudden
death of Mrs. D&llie Harger of Chicago last
Tuesday. She was a former resident of Oak
land and has many friends here. She was the
wife of Jay P. Harger and a daughter of Charles
E.Young of this city. She was a native of
At the recent ©onltry show held in this city
a chicken with three legs was exhibited as a
freak. A few day* ago F. M. Farwell of this
city had a chick hatch out at his home, which
can go the exhibited freak one better. The
little bird has lour distinct legs, and is ap
parently as healthy as the other chicks
hatched out at the same time.
Schaffer Erected a Building but
His Plant Was Re
Captain Hackett Awarded a Contract
That Is to Cover the Next
Ten Years.
Oakland Office Sax Francisco Call,)
903 Broadway, Jan. 24. {
Louis Schaffer, ex-Chief of Police, has
lost his prospect of getting the garbage
contract. On the strength of certain ex
pected support, tie says, Schaffer built an
extensive scientific garbage crematory
near the Peralta marsh, and last night the
Council awarded the bid to collect and de
stroy the city's garbage to Captain John
Hackett for ten years. .
"Before erecting that crematory," said
Mr. Schaffer to-day, "I talked with many
members of the Council, and they all en
couraged me to go ahead. I heard of Cap
tain Hackett's plan and wentto San Fran
cisco to make inquiries, and was informed
that the Government authorities would
forbid any dumping of garbage i:>
side the heads. The Health Office
sent in an estimate to the Council
that $15,000 would be required to
build a crematory, $1000 for a site and $500
per month for expenses. I offered to build
the crematory free '. of charge to the city,
; and to destroy all" garbage for $350 per
month. After building the crematory, the
contract is awarded to others.
"Captain Hackett cannot possibly fulfill
his contract. He intends to load the gar
bage on a barge and tow it out to sea. His
contract says it has to bo taken away every
day except Sundays. There has not been
a day this year when a barge could be
towed outside the heads. The contractor
evidently thinks that. he will be permitted
to dump into the bay, but the Dredging
Inspector informed me that such a method
would not be tolerated."
City Attorney Peirsol advised the Coun
cil that tne contract to Hackett for ten
years is not legal, out Peirsol, as a mem
ber of the Hoard of Works, has been au
thorized to award the contract for ten
years, so he is at present a little uncertain
as to his future action.
Captain Hackett has agreed that he will
not charge any more for collections than
is being charged at present.
A special meeting of the Board of Works
has been called for to-morrow morning to
consider the matter.
| No Agreement Reached Last Night at the
Meeting of Authorities. -*";'.'
SAN LEANDRO, Cal., Jan. 24.— The
meeting of the Town Trustees and the offi
cials of the Haywards electric road was
productive of no agreement . to-night.
When the trouble of Wednesday was over
there was a disposition on the pan of all
concerned to compromise the difficulty by
making a circuit of a couple of blocks.
To-night the Trustees. stated that they
had decided to grant no new privilege to
the company, as they believed that the
railroad people only had a right to lay one
track on Haywards avenue, and they pro
posed to see that this privilege was not ex
ceeded. As there was no possibility of
amicably adjusting the- matter, the meet
ing adjourned. -
"We shall now have to apply to the
courts for an injunction against the town,
restraining it from interfering with what
we consider our rights," said a railroad
man to-night. ''This will bring the matter
to a head. We consider that we have a
franchise to lay double ; tracks, but
we are . willing to do • anything that
will ' enable us to improve our ser
vice. : Of course, we shall, now be
guided by the courts. 'We shall not at
tempt to do a single thing till we have a
decision. - ■- y ■--■-.. .
"We shall make the actions of the Town
Marshal the basis of a petition for an in
junction. We thought the Trustees would
have been willing to arrive at some kind
of an agreement, but we now see that
nothing is to be done in that way. We
shall make no : midnight descent on the
streets and provoke Another row, but shall
at once take steps to -ascertain just what
our rights are."
There is a feeling of uncertainty , in the
town that the railroad will; make another
attempt to lay the hated double track, and
several men are constantly on .-watch to
give notice of any such movo. If the fire
bell should be rung or a pistol ; shot be
heard all San Leandro would be around
the plaza in five minutes.
Maedonough Theater Thronged
by the Leaders of Society
at Oakland.
The Young Actress and the Old Charity
Company to Say Good-By to
. the Amateur Stage,
Oakland Office San Feancisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Jan. 24. )
At the Reliance Club's benefit perform
ance of "7-20-8" at the Maedonough The
ater to-night every seat was occupied,
every box" was full and as many as dared
to brave the danger of arrest from a some
what indulgent lire warden, stood against
the walls with the stiffness of statuary,
trying to create the impression that they
were not legal obstructions. The new city
ordinance prevents the placing of chairs in
the aisles. :y/'A' *'"**
It was a great house, a fashionable
house. Warde and James, who are cred
ited with being able to draw larger and
more fashionable houses at the Maedon
ough Theater than any other stars, hav3
never been honored with such an outpour
ing of society as greeted the Charity com
pany to-night. It was an enthusiastic
house. Oakland's first-nighters are prov
erbially frigid, but were not so on this oc
casion. The spirit of gratitude burst
through the prevalent iciness of Athenian
etiquette and hundreds of pairs of dainty
hands clapped, and did so in such a man*
The Artistic Poster Page of the Reliance Club Souvenir, Given to Patrons at the Benefit Performance
in the Maedonough Theater, Oakland, Last Night. *
ner as to give the impression that they
enjoyed it. .
The Reliance Club has given many
benefit entertainments for the swelling of
various beneficent funds, and society
cheerfully embraced the opportunity to
respond when the club was to be the bene
A glimpse of that vast gathering from
the stage was all that is needed to remove
any doubt that may exist as to whether
Oakland has a society- of her own, inde
pendent of the bis,' City across the bay.
The lakeside set was there, the East Oak
land contingent was present, the Filbert
street delegation and the Piedmont clique
were all generously represented, and the
elegant toilets were as diversified as the
degrees of the claims to beauty of their
owners. The aristocracy of the boxes, the
dignified' galaxy in the dress circle, the
genial occupants of the balcony and the
somewhat awed deities under the roof, all
taken/together, presented an interesting
study. .
The play "7-20-8" is a comedy drama.
Courtney Corliss and Signor PalmiroTam
borinl see a painting of a youns lady and
her doc In a picture gallery. They both
fall in love with the picture and hunt for
the original. She is found by Corliss and he
energetically makes love to her. 'She hears
that a signor is also in love with her, and
dallies with Corliss. At last the' signor
arrives, and to the .great; disgust of Flos,
who [isj the •' original of the picture num
bered"7-20-8," the signor blandly inquires
how much she will take for her dog, there
by showing that the hound and not the
lady was the object of his search.
Miss Maud Morrell takes the part of
Flos, and as she joins the Frawley Com
pany next Monday this is her last appear
ance as an amateur. The various mem
bers of the company had so thoroughly re
hearsed that their lines were perfect and
their action such as would bo creditable to
professionals. > . •'',..
The.Charity company has been in har
ness so long that many of its members
have fully attained the rank of prolession
als. The whole play was very [carefully
! rendered, and, whether taken as a whole
j or whether viewed from the individual:
' parts of each member of the company, it
! was an unqualified success. ' ■
Saturday evening is to be turned into a
j good-by to Miss Morrell, who will then say
! adieu to the amateur stage, preparatory to
I her joining the Frawley company. Miss
| Morrell was ono of the original members
of the Charity company in "Held by the
Enemy," and those for whom she has
worked as an amateur in numerous ben
efits showed their appreciation of- her ef-
I forts.
Her friends and those whom she has
labored for in the past are going to take
charge of Saturday night in her interest.
The members of the Reliance Club and her
old companions in the original charily
company will make her farewell to the
amateur stage a royal one.
While Saturday, night is a farewell to
Miss Morrell as an amateur, it rs also a
general farewell to the charity company.
The members will retire to private life for
some time, ana if they ever return to the
public view of Oakland there will be
changes in its personnel. Louis Cooper of
the Columbia Dramatic School, who has
coached the amateurs, is very proud of
his work and its' results.
VI could take this company as it stands
to-day, and go on the road and make a hit
with it. It is a wonderfully strong little
company, and their performance is'excel
lent," said Mr. Cooper.
The souvenir programme contains 80
pages and is profusely illustrated with
views of the Reliance building and photo
graphs of members of the club who have
gained distinction. It also contains a
photogravure of the charity company and
a short history .of football. Altogether
the souvenir is one of the handsomest
that has been given out in any theater.
The front and back arc very unique
posters in the Aubrey Bcardsley style. The
front poster represents Palnuro Tainbo
rini gazing at "7-20-S," and beneath is
the hound that took the fancy of the
Signor. The setting is very artistic. It is
the work of H. P. Merritt.
The poster on the back represents bur
lesque comedy and tragedy and is very
finely drawn.
The complete cast in* the comedy is as
follows :
Courtney Corliss, a. gentleman of leisure with a
theory concerning boomerangs. . J. C. Wilson Jr.
Mr. 1 auncelot Barglsi, a retired party, who.be
comes the victim of the inevitable
...........Alex J. Kosborotich
Paul Hollyhock, his son-in-law. .Harry \V. Thomas
Signor PHimiro Tamborini, iate inaitre de bal
lei co vent Garden — Frank Ma* h!ea
A postman on bid round *...."W. 11. Qui mm Jr.
Professor U&alelgh, inventor anil founder of a "
refuge <'..?. Hickman
Mia. Hyputhia Bargiss, a lady possessed of an
ancrstor.. *. Mrs. J. Cal Kwlng
Dora Holiyl-.o.'k, her daugnter, with a Erier- ■
ance .'.*.. Daisy Belle Miarpp
Flos, the mnOb-SOOght "7-20-8"..... .Maud IMorr.-il
Jessie, with yearnings beyond her station.
■ — •■• .**■■■ I" d a Elsemere
Officer Ely Single-Handed Captures
Two Armed Men Suspected of
Beiuji; Burglars.
OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 24.— T0-night
Police Officer Ely made a daring capture,
which the department considers .im
portant. For some time Oakland's busi
ness community has been terrorized by
safe-crackers, and the patrol force, was in
structed to look out for suspicious
characters. '•'•■...
Late in the evening Ely observed three
men acting suspiciously on New Broad
way. Advancing on them »he drew his
pistol and ordered them to hold tip their
hands. One of the fellows broke and ran,
but Ely held the remaining two in check
uiuil a pedestrian named Parker came up
and searched the men. r „
Each man had on his person two loaded
guns, silk masks, cramps with screws for
forcing knobs off safe doors, monkey
wrenches and, ;in fact, - complete safe
crackers', outfit. . .'p^i^^&yßßßSßtti
A; the station they gave the names of
William " Fountain and Clarence Miner.
They are about 20 years of age I each, and
are unknown to the police. They sac
knowledge that they were in a "bad box."
j | Officer Ely is being complimented on his
'smart and courageous capture.
. ■■....■■ .-.-■ -r^-v- ..
Mrs. Allen Breaks Down Men
tally After Bringing Up
a Big Family.
In Early Years She Was a Prominent
Figure in Social Circles in-. .
Oakland Office San Francisco Callj
;■/.//'■.-. „ 903 Broadway, Jan. 24. ,
The commitment of Mrs. Louisa W.
Allen to the Napa Asylum for the Insane
has- brought to light a remarkable career.
Mrs. Allen was born in Washington, D. C,
in 1825. She was married in 1838 to Mr.
Allen, who was then about 20 years of age.
The two have lived together nearly fifty
eight years.
The illness of Mrs. Allen has nearly
prostrated the aged husband, who is an
employe of the Southern Pacific Company
and has been for many years. He and
Mrs. Allen have been residing with a son,
W. S. Allen, at 912 Filbert street, for more
than a year past. . -
Mrs. Allen; is the mother of seventeen
children. The youngest of these is a son,
who is now 34 years *of age and the head
of a family. The children were all born
in a period of about twenty-five years and
were remarkably strong and healthy.
Most of them have lived to grow up, but
several have died since childhood.
• Mr. and Mrs. Allen came west in the
early days of the State and were settled in
Nevada for some time. Mr. Allen was an
engineer and made a great deal of money.
The family was considered well-to-do and
was prominent socially. Mr. Allen was
among the very first engineers to run on
the Central Pacific road over the mount
ains and lias never severed' his connection
with the company. A number of his sons
have; been brought up working for- the
company from their boyhood days. They
all are considered good citizens and are
highly. respected. T/.y/Z ■; •
Among the .seventeen" children there
were four pairs of twins. After the chil
dren were born the family came to Cali
fornia and have resided here ever since.
W. S.Allen, next to the youngest son,
said to-day:
"I have desired for sometime past to
have mother placed where she could not
injure herself, or any one else, but have
been deterred by dislike for publicity. She
was likely at any time to attack any mem
ber of the family and had ' to be watched
all the time. She has been found with a
knife hidden on her person, and whenever
she could get a stick or cane she would
attempt to use it on any one within reach."
Brotherhood of Andrew .and
Philip Will Have Their
Annual Banquet. .
■• "- '
Narrow Escape of a Liveryman Who
Was Driving a Fractious
• Team.
' ALAMEDA, Cal., Jan. 24.— The annual
dinner of the Brotherhood of Andrew and
Philip.Twenty-ninth; Chapter, will take
place in the parlors of the Congregational
church next Tuesday evening. - Rev. W.
\V. Scudder Jr. will deliver an address of
welcome 1 and informal greetings will fol
low. The * theme of the evening will .bo
"The Divine Life of Men."- There will be
ten speakers, limited to eight minutes
each, H and their subjects will be as follows:
"Pre-eminence and Supremacy of the Di
vine Life," Rev. William Rader; "The Di
vine Life. Under Fire.V Hon. J. M. Haven;
"The D.vine Lf e Smothered," Rev. J. K.
McLean; "The Divine Life at Work in
Personal Development," H. C: French,
M.D.; "The Divine Life at Work in Busi
ness Life," D. Gilbert Dexter; "The Di
vine Life at Work in Social Regeneration, "
Rev. G. B. Hatch; "The Divine Life at
Work in National Life," Rev. J. K. Harri
son; "The Divine Life at Work Minister
ing to Man." Rev. E.S.Williams; "The
Divine Life at Work Saving Men," Rev. L.
D.''Rathbone; "Whence Gained, How Se
cured and Maintained," Rev. E. S. Chan
A Narrow Escape.
ALAMEDA Cal., Jan. 24.— D. W. Mar
tin, liveryman and ex-Supervisor, had a
close call from death this 'morning. He
was driving a pair of colts to a light cart
on Central avenue, near. Sherman street.
A narrow-gauge train was coming toward
Park street, and thinking to avoid the
chance of an accident he . attempted to
rein his team into Sherman street. But
the spirited young animais had also seen
the train and it frightened them so that
they began to rear and plunge. Then they
began to back and succeeded in getting
the vehicle .upon the track. Just then
Mr. Martin's attention was attracted by a
roar in the opposite direction and looking
up he saw a train approaching that way.
Redoubling his efforts hefinally succeeded
in throwing the outer horse, and the other
falling over it, swung the vehicle around
so that it cleared the train as it rushed
past by about a foot. The escape was very
narrow and pretty well unnerved Mr.
Martin. — -/py- : : p-.:P:
*A*p A Preacher's , Marriage.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Jan. 24.— Rev. Henry
Victor Morgan of the First Christian
Church will be married to-morrow at 3
o'clock to Miss Christine Rhodes. The
ceremony will take place at the residence
of the bride's brother, , Harry Rhodes,
Encinal avenue, between Fountain and
Court streets. The bridegroom will occupy
his pulpit in the morning, but not in the
evening. Rev. W. A. Gardener of San
Francisco will perform the ceremony.
Rev. and Mrs. Morgan will for the pres
ent reside at 878 Cedar street with the
family of F. W. Thompson, where Mr.
Morgun has made his home ever since his
pastorate in Alameda.
V*;- Anna' Shaw to Come.
" ALAMEDA, Cal., Jan. J24 — The Politi
cal Equality Club will hold its regular bi
monthly meeting in Grand Army Hall
next Monday evening. A paper will be
read by Emma Seckle Marshall, entitled
"Snapshots at the Suffrage' Question."
The "club announces that it has secured
the services of Rev. Anna Shaw for the
evening of March 18, 1896. The title of
her lecture will be "The New Man."
Berkeley's Deputy Marshal Buys
r ~ the Old-Time San Diego
Professor Hudson's Lecture on Walt
Whivman— State "Viticultural
Commission Apparatus.
BERKELEY, Cal., Jan. 24.— Deputy
Marshal Fred Rawson has purchased the |
gigantic mummy, 8 feet 4 inches in height,
found at San Diego last year, and he pro- i
poses to travel with it through California j
as soon as it reaches Berkeley. The I
mummy is now in Washington, where the j
previous owners have been for some time !
trying to sell it to the Smithsonian Insti- I
tution. The only thing that stood in the I
way.of a sale was the price, and upon this j
the owners and the institution could not !
agree. Rawson,: who is a .professional
taxidermist and a lover of curios, watched
the progress of the deal, and when he found
"that there was difficulty stepped in and
purchased the skeleton of the freak. Raw
son has a small fortune invested in curi
osities and rare specimens from various
sections of the globe, and he proposes to
put the best of these into a wagon with the
bones of the giant and traverse California
in real "dime-museum-ou-wheels" style.
He expects that the mummy will reach
California in May.
' "Lecture on Walt Whitman.
BERKELEY, Cal., Jan. 24.— Professor
William H. Hudson of the English depart
ment of Stanford University lectured at
Stiles Hall this 'evening on "Walt Whit
man." . This was the first of a series of
six lectures to. be given within the next
three months under the auspices of the
Unitarian society of Berkeley. Professor
Hudson was well received, the audience
being large, and made up largely of univer
sity professors and students.
The professor is Spencerian in his phil
osophy, and accordingly Whitman was
criticized along the lines of Spencerian be
liefs. The lecturer criticized the pantheis
tic tendency in W'hitmau, and showed the
superiority of Sp-nceriau philosophy of
the unknowable to the vague platitudes of '
universal brotherhood and the world spirit
of Whitman. He .vas also criticized from
the artistic point of view, and illustrated
by reference" to Wordsworth and Brown
Viticultural Commission Apparatus.
BERKELEY, Cal., Jan. 24.— Professor
E. W. Hilgard of the chair of agriculture
at the university and his staff are busily
engaged in arranging and properly cata
loguing the valuable books and apparatus
of the recently abolished Viticultural Com
mission. The department has found
among the property many rare scientific
works and expensive instruments which
th*y were sorely in need of.
Before Governor Budd had revealed to
him the condition of the commission Pro
fessor Setchell of the botanical department
ordered from the East a $300 work on
fungi. He has . now countermanded the
oruer, as the work he was in need of has
been found among the books received from
the commission.
University "Dogs Boycotted.
BERKELEY, Cal., Jan. 24.— The free
dom and sway of some of the University
of California professors' dogs was threat
ened to-day.
• Poundmaster Louderbach with a retinue
of canine chasers took : by storm the small
band of curs which inhabit the university
corridors during the greater part of the
day. The specimens of the i enus evidently
knew what was coming, for; there was a
scattering in all directions of sheep dogs,
skye terriers, bull terriers and woolly curs.
They were too quick.for the Poundmas
ter and by their swiftness escaped nn taken.
The dogs about the buildings have long |
been a subject of disgust to the students,
but they .have' been powerless to do any
thing in the way of ridding them, as most
of them were the property of professors.
Official signs prohibiting dogs from enter
ing the buildings have been posted for the
past year, but to no. apparent purpose, so
now the noundman has been* given the
privilege of ridding the campus of all un
tagged dogs regardless of ownership.
Sophomore Class Election. -
: BERKELEY, Cal., Jan. 24.— The sopho
mores held tneir semi-annual class elec
tion this afternoon.. Following were the
officers chosen for the ensuing term:
President, Arthur L. Dorn; first vice-pres
ident, - Percy 'M: Newhali; , second vice
president, Miss L. G. Booard ; secretary, A.
C. Olney; treasurer, R. F. Hill; executive
committee^— Graham, Reeve, Miss Pheian,
Thayer and Leggett. ;
' President Dorn says that he proposes to
go to work at ouce on plans to breaK up
the "freshies' bourdon," which will be held
in. May. "They will never reach the
campus with their procession and = red
lights,!' said he, "as we ; propose to give
them the game medicine that they got in
the last rush with us.".
Baseball Next "Wednesday. .
BERKELEY, Cal., Jam 24.-The Uni
versity of California freshnien-sophomora
baseball ' game will take , place next
Wednesday afternoon on the Varsity
diamona. Blasingame will captain the
sophomores and Spence the freshmen.
This will be the first U. C. baseball con
test of the season. Harry B. Qninan, '97,
was to-day elected assistant manager of the
Varsity team. ■ : '
The Oakland Board of ) Trade
Adopts Resolutions About
Dredging That Will Enable Deep-Sea
Vessels to Reach the New
Port of Entry.
Oakland Office San Fka>*cisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Jan. 24. j
The following resolutions were unani
mously adopted by the board of directors
of the Oakland Board of Trade at a special
meeting held to-day: *Vr -'7:7:
Whereas, The Government of the United
States has expended large sums of money on
the improvement of the Oakland harbor, and
is at present deepening the channel to twenty
feet at low water between the wharves of this
j city and the deep water of the bay of San
Francisco by dredging of the Ihardpan, which
in many places is equal to the hardness of
.sandstone and cannot be removed by the tidal
currents or any process but by dredging; and
whereas, we have been informed by reliable
authority that to complete the dredging be
tween our wharves and the deep water of the
•bay will cost about $250,000; and whereas,
the deepening of this channel will allow ves
sels loaded to come to our wharves without
first unloading a part of their cargoes in San
Francisco; and whereas, the one article of
coal alone costs every householder and con
sumer at least 50 * cents pet ton extra,
in consequence of not having deep
water as aforesaid in sad channel; and
whereas, a Custom-house has been opened
in this city by the Government where impor
tations from foreign countries are receiving
attention at the hands of our Collector; and
whereas, the Government engineers have
recommended in their last report to the Sec
retary of War that this channel aforesaid be
deepened and extended westerly to the bay of
San Francisco ; .."••-.:-• *
Resolved, That the board indorses and ap
j proves of the recommendation of Colonel Men
t dell of the Government engineers to continue
this year the deepening of the channel from
our wharves to the bay of San Francisco.
Resolved, That we respectfully call the atten
tion of the city government to the above facts,
and request our repiesentatives in Congress to
vigorously urge "an appropriation to be made
for the purpose of deepening said channel dur
ing the present year. . -•.*:.-M*-r-,- : —
But Made No Complaint Against the
Bluocoat Who Did It.
Once upon a time General Grant was
beaten. He was beaten in less than half a
minute, and he made no attempt to fight
back. As a result of this beating there is
to-day in New York a trembling police
man, and here is the story of the affair:
Jacob Riis tells it. When it happened
he was a reporter at police headquarters
for the Associated Press.
"The Masonic Temple was on fire," says
Mr. Riis. "The temple is on the corner
of Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue,
and the fire happened mOre than ten years
ago. The fire - lines were formed, snow
was falling and the police were out of ter
n' per. Along from the Fifth Avenue Hotel
I there came a small man, with his hands in
| his pockets and a big cigar sticking out of
j the corner of his mouth. He did not no
■ tice the fire lines or anything, but walked
j straight ahead with his head down.
jHe ran into the arms of a big
j policeman, who had tired himself
I pushing people back. 'Blank, blank,
blank 1* said the policeman. 'do you take
I me for a wooden Indian?' Without wait-
I ing for an answer the policeman seized
the small man by the collar and, with ; a
few more blanks, brought his club with a
loud whack across the small man's back
below the waist. The small man said not*
a word, barely looked up and resumed bis
walk, with his hands still in his pockets.
I said to the policeman, whom I knew:
'Great heavens, man! do you know what
you've dene? Do you know who that was
you clubbed?' 'Naw,' said the policeman.
'I don't.' 'Well,' I said, 'it's General
Grant,' and his face fell almost a foot."
The man who clubbed old General Grant
is still on the force, and Mr. Riis knows
him. At present General Grant's son is a
Police Commissioner with the power of
blighting policemen's lives. The police
man who clubbed the Commissioner's
father is now wondering and trembling as
he wonders whether by any chance his
name or number was handed down in the
Grant family. He need not wonder, for it
was not, and Mr. Riis does not propose to
tell who the policeman was. Besides, savg
Mr. Riis. General Grant set a good ex
ample when he took his brief clubbing like
a little man and walked on without a
murmur. He knew that he had run into a
sentry on duty and was pleased to escape
so easily. General Grant's, son would
probably not take as calm a view as Mr.
Riis does of General Grant's clubbing, but
it is not likely that he would be very
vengeful. He is a mild man, not anxious
for gore or trouble.— New York World. •
Several of the Ishperaing (Mich.) miners
who recently emigrated to South Africa
write that they are earning big wages, and
that the country isn't half as rough as they
expected. '
Gladness Comes
With a better understanding of the
" » transient nature of the many phys-
ical ills which vanish before proper ef-
forts—gentle efforts— pleasant efforts—
rightly directed. There is comfort in
the knowledge that so many forms of
sickness are not due to any actual dis-
ease, but simply to a constipated condi-
tion of the system, which the pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt-
ly removes. ' That is why it is the only
remedy with millions of families, and is
everywhere esteemed so highly by all
who value good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which-, promotes internal
cleanliness, without debilitating the
organs on which it acts. It is therefore
all important, in order to get its bene-
ficial effects, to note when you pur-
chase, that you have the genuine article,
which is manufactured by the California
Fig Syrup Co. only, and sold by all rep-
utable druggists. , . r
If in the enjoyment of : good health,
and the system is regular, then laxa-
tives or other remedies are not needed.
If afflicted with any actual disease, one .
may be commended to the most skillful
physicians, but if in need of a laxative,
then one should have the best, aud with
'-. the well- informed everywhere, Syrup of j
Figs stands highest and is most largely
used and gives most general satisfaction.

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