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OAKLAND WHOSE ENGAGE MENT IS ANNOUNCED. BERKELEY, May 16.— An inquest over the remains of Edward M. Cottrell, who died suddenly yesterday at his home, 1333 Henry street, was held this morning, the jury returning a verdict of natural death. The deceased came to California fifty-one years ago and was a charter member of Golden Gate Lodge. F. r.nd A. M.. of San Francisco. His son, Christopher Cot trell, is a conductor on the local train. The funeral services will b« conducted to-morrow by the Masons. The Interment mill -be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. San Frarclsco. . - / Death Calls a Pioneer. OAKLAND. Ma'y 36.— The Bay Counties Power Company filed one of the largest mortgages ever recorded in Alameda County with the County Recorder to-day. It gives the Union Trust Company of San Francisco a lien of $750,000 on the electric concern's holdings in machinery, power lines, rightg-of-way and real estate. The document consists ol one hundred type written pages and bears $375 in revenue f tamps. Tho Bay Counties Power Company has just completed the line running to this city through Yolo. Solano, Contra Costa and Alameda counties from the generat ing station. BIG MORTGAGE GIVEN BY ELECTBIC COIilPANY Bay Counties Power Concern Places on Record Eeavy Lien to Trust Company. ' ' OAKLAND. May 1C— Four sisters of the Sacred Heart Convent had a narrow es cape from serious injury In a runaway accident which happened this morning while they were being driven In a cjrrriago to the parochial scnool of the Church cf the Immaculate Conception. On Eighth street the coachman lost control of the horses attached to the carriage and the frightened animals dashed up the street to the corner of Eighth and Brush, where they collided with a truck. The carriage was overturned and its occupants thrown violently to the ground. Although the rig- was wrecked the sisters escaped bodily injury. The accident was caused by a bridle breaking just as the horses started to run, thus rendering- the coachman power less to check them. SISTEES OF CO1TVE2JT IN A RUNAWAY ACCIDENT Thrilling Adventure Caused by Break in Harness of a Frightened Carriage Team. Luncheon was served after the relig ious exercises were concluded. Speeches wers delivered by the Rev. Lawrence Serca. Brother Theodorus and Brother Errair.cld, president of the college. Orsranirt. Profers-^r F. S. Schorcht; tenors— J. P. Plover. J. W. Solen, W. J. Kennedy: bary tones— Brother Agncn, R. S. McCarthy; basses— J. A. Blossom, A. T. Porter. The choir was composed as follows: , relevant, the Rev. P. T. CallODy, '94; dea ccr.. the Rev. Joseph McAuliffe. '90; sub-dea con, the Rev. E. J. Nolan, 'SI; master of cere monies, the Rev. J. J. Crcnwell. The Catholic clergy of Oakland, Ala rneda and Berkeley, with Fathers Casey. Harrington, Smith. Gallagher and Hickey cf San Francisco, occupied places in the sanctuary. Religious and Secular Observance of Founders' I?ay by Priests and the Brothers. OAKLAND. May 16.— The feast of St. John Baptist de la Salle, founder of the order of Christian Brothers, was cele brated yesterday at St. Mary's College with religious and secular observance. High mass was celebrated during the morning, the officiating clerg-vmea being as follows: ST. KASY'S COLLEGE CELEBEATF.S FEAST University TtLen to Undertaks Bio logical Survey of "Waters on California Coast. BERKELEY. May 11— The University of California will undertake this summer a biological survey of the waters of the Pacific Ocean alorg the coast of this State. The work wijl be commenced at the marine biological laboratory- at San Pedro. It has been made possible finan cially through the generosity of H. W. OMelveny. J. A. Graves. Jacob Baruch, ¦VV. G. Kerckhoff. V-:. R. Rowland, J. H. Shanklanc! and John E. Plater, all of Los Anat-ies. Associate Professor William E. RItter f.::l have charge cf the survey. He will be assisted by Assistant Professor W J Raj-rumd for hydrography. Assistant Pro fecsor C. A. Koford for zoology and Dr. x ¦ . W. Bancroft for physiolopy. Several 2c->logists will eo-oDerate with the uni versity men. The work at San Pedro will consist cf a study of the physical environment of rr.anne life In that sertion and of the sturiy of material coljpcted with dredge. traw! cr tew net. A large gasoline launch nas been secured for work at sea. In connection with the work courses will be offered at San Pedro for the benefit especially of teachers In biology. Lec tures will be given by those in charge of the survey upon the subject under re search. The course of instruction will begin June 27 and end August 7. PROPOSE TO STUDY . MARINE LIFE IN PACIFIC Her claims are being contested by the ]'e:rs of deceased, who left considerable property. The petitioner asks the court for a family allowance of $100 monthly. So far as appeared in to-day's hearing <if the .averred widow's application before Judge Melvin the union in question was never sanctioned by church or state. A witness, J. S. Carpenter, was put on the htand to relate the story. He told of see- Inc the petitioner and Cunniff coming out rif a saloon late one night in August, 18S6. together with a third party, a man whom ihe witness di.l not recognise. The three wer.t down Jefferson street until ooposite the Church of ,the Immaculate Concep tion. There they appeared to hold a con sultation. They shortly crossed over and rscenoed the church steps. Then said Carpenter. Cunniff and the pet'tioner *tood together at the church door facing their companion, who joined their hands f.n<1 v.crt through the form of marrying :h'm. The witness admitted that he was rot near enough to hear what was being said, but paid .^e knew that it was a mar riage by the way it was performed. The testimony cf the alleged Mrs. Cun r.:ff has not yet been offered, a doctor's <crtiricate being: produced to show that she is lyir.fx ill at a San Francisco sani tarium at tho present time. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, HIS Broadway, May 16. A weird tale of a midnight marriage, tvirh accompanying details of late convivi ality and consecrated portals, is brought forward by the claimant of a widow's Ehare in the estate of the late Frank Cun r.!ff. the former prominent East Oaklander v.ho recently Committed suicide at Ag r.ev.-s. Claimant for Widow's Portion Offers Evidence in Her Behalf Tale of Midnight Cere mony Is Related in Court. QUEER WEDDING AT CHURCH DOOR ITot ; a'' Drop 1 of English ¦ Blood. It is discoveredby tiie Sydney (N. S. W.) Times that no English. blood flows In the veins of -Edward 'jVIi; descendant .of Ed- OAKLAND, May 16.— Attorney H. - S. Aldrich has been retained as special 1 coun sel in 'the prosecution of -Walter S.Bax-. ter, 'who is accused of abducting , his daughter, Marojellene • Baxter. ¦- The case has been set i for. preliminary .. hearing in the Police Court on May 22.: '^- , C -~ Will Prosecute Baxter. V-. .;. — — — ; — • T ¦'. ~~~ "Water Company's' Valuation. ; OAKLAND, May. 16.— Arthur L. Adams, manager' of " the Contra Costa! Water Company, has nled with the County Re corder a report placing the value of the company's plant for rate fixing purposes at $7,077,527, exclusive of real • estate, and at $7,645,447. Inclusive of realty. 1 ¦ OAKLAND, May - 16.— W. ; A. Boole & Sons have-* sent -invitations ' to the • Board of Trade to witness the launching on Saturday at 12:57. o'clock p. m. at. their shipyards, 'foot of Adeline street, of the four-masted barkentine. Lahaina, which has been built for Hind. \ Rolph & Go. Will Launch the Lahaina. | OAKLAND, : May .' 16.— The" Ordinance and Judiciary Committee ; of the City Council recommended, to night, subject to the City Attorney's approval,' the pas sage . of an ordinance fixing a uniform annual . license of $3 upon ; all businesses that use : a sign attached : to a building, and "imposing a yearly license of $2 upon all sidewalk signs. . . - Impose a License! on Signs. ward the Confessor, and recently irrev erently dubbed > by an American para grapher; twitting: cruelly on past personal facts in the new monarch's history, "Ed ward the Caresser." The Australian an alyst proceeds to vivisect the heir ap parent and present occupant of the throne "at 'ome," as if it were Professor Witt haus and the poor King were Mr3. Ben ham's liver, and arrives at the follow ing result of its Investigations in his con stituent hereditary atoms: Scotch, two -parts; Scandinavian, two parts; German, one thousand and twenty parts. ¦ - Now we know the chemical composition of the English potentate, "upon whose head," as Bob Ingeraoll put It, "has been poured the divine petroleum; the kero sene of authority." The Dutch nav9 taken England.— New York World. Some of Evarts' Mots. "While Hayes was in the White House," remarked Mr. Evarts, "water at his din ners flowed like champagne." Another made in an elevator crowded with can- time and debasing coon songs that smite the ear. Let's get back to 'Old Hundred' and 'The Old Oaken Bucket" and *Auld Lang Syne" and 'Annie Laurie' and *Ben Bolt.' And I think we will confer an everlasting benefaction on the public if we have a law passed against such late so-called songs as 'Ah Got Chicken on th* Brain,' 'Jest Because She Made Them Goo-goo Eyes' and 'I Like My Pork Chops Greasy.' " Although the president and his song sters have passed the spring-chicken stage they think they can still sing and they hope to make their first concert a harmonious success. dldates for foreign appointments: "Thl3 Is the largest collection for foreign mis sions I ever saw." Still another, at a restaurant: "You can -always tell the difference between a red-headed duck and a canvasback duck by the length of the bill." One more: "Washington threw a dollar across the Rappahannock and a sovereign across the Atlantic." And again: "The French doctors tell me -I must not read, I must not write, I must not think. All I can do is to make speeches in the Senate of tho United States." And this one: "No; it is not the different wines which trouble me, but the indifferent one3." Also this, to a young man after an able speech: "Al though you nave laurels on your brows do -not think you can browse on your laurels." But' he sometimes got as good as ha gave. After he left public life his cousin, Senator Hoar, and he feigned a dispute as to which should precede the other at a social function. Said Hoar, "I am a Senator. You are an ex-Senator. You must go first. The x's always go before the y's." — Brooklyn Eagle. •'The decadence of the musical art i3 deplorable," said Mr. Boehmer. "It Is a blot on the present day. Nowadays we never hear such divine music as we did in the old. Now it's all that Infernal rag- tersen, M. F. Binder, A. O. Gott, B. E. Fisher, Ira Sanford, Frederick Volberg, Arnold Postel, A. P. Smiley, Sanford Bennett and Frederick. Brampton. In his opening 'statement the president said the society had two great objects in view. One is to give a concert for char ity as soon as the weather-beaten voices get in tune again, the other is to resur rect some good old songs that have passed into the beyond. OLD MAN'S CHORAL SOCIETY IS THE LATEST THING IN ALAMEDA, SOME OF- THE WARBLERS CLAIMING TO HAVE SAILED THE FLOODS WITH NOAH. ¦ Maloney was 70 years of age. While he was able to go about freely and was very strong for his advanced age, his years had been telling on . him of late. He caught cold about a week ago" and that depressed him considerably. • His suicide is attrib uted to temporary Insanity, caused by ill health. ' ¦- -.The family is one of the oldest and best known in Berkeley. They have lived at thb corner of Eighth street and Bancroft way for many' years. -CD. Maloney, - a son, has been a leading factor in Berkeley politics for several years. He was form erly Deputy County Recorder, then Town Trustee g of Berkeley, and now Superin tendent of Streets of the' town. ' OAKLAND,: May 16.— Cornelius Ma loney, father of C. V D. Malbney, Superin tendent of Streets of Berkeley, was found hanging to. a rafter in his barn late to night. Mr. Maloney was with the family at dinner time and appeared cheerful. He had been sick for about a week -but he did not complain. After dinner he said that he -would go out for a little while. When he did not return by bedtime, knowing that he was not well and that he was at an advanced age, the family went out to search for. him. As he had not been : seen in the neighborhood they decided to look in the barn. There he was found hanging to a rafter, dead. He hadv taken a piece of rope, swung it over a beam and after, tying the other end around his neck had jumped off a box. Time Resident ot Berkeley.' Sad Suicide of an Old- HANGS HIMSELF TO BARN RAFTER W. B. Story. r>avid Martin, Ralph Hamlin, J. C. Lancaster, Hugh GaJlagher, s John Conrad,- Theodore Vogt. Albert Victors, Fritz Boehmer. Henry Epstein, Bert Combs, . James Millington, Roswell G. AVheeler, J. B. Kessing, Dr. Thomas Carpenter, William Z. In^S, H. R. Taylor. Dr. J. H. Van Voorhies, Frank Kalis. J. J. Kellensber ger, E. B. Dunning, Frank Furey. F. S. Cone, A. B. Dexter. C. P., Magagnos, E. K. Taylor, Cyrus A. Brown, Hiram T. Graves, J. A. Burn ham, J. A: Munro, J. E. Boltj Frank Hally, Lew Vosburgh, T. ;D. Leydecker, A. A. Pe- The first meeting of the society was held 'in ' Blanding Hall last night, when Mr. Boehmer was elected president and Ralph Hamlin secretary. The will be named at the next rehearsal. All the members were present, as follows: ¦/.¦-¦¦. . • • 'a LAMEDA, May 16.— The Old Men's ,e\ Choral Society is the name of a /Lj\ . musical organization that has yf~^S\ just been- founded In this city. Its originator is Fritz Boehmer, a pioneer citizen, who has just celebrated his seventieth birthday. He circulated a petition and soon got forty-nine other old men to sign it, the limit of membership being. fifty. The minimum age limit is 70 years, but men over 100 are eligible to join. None of the men Mr. Boehmer has on his petition are less than SO years of age. According to his computations their combined ages make them more than 4000 years old. • This makes ¦ the society date back to the time of Barneses III. Ewing Loses a Diamond. 'OAKLAND, May 16.— J. Cal Ewlng, County Auditor and baseball magnate, has parted from his 5125 diamond shirt stud. Bwing thinks he was the victim of an expert Eastern pickpocket. . BERKELEY, May 16.— The board of di rectors of the California Wine Makers' Association has presented the State Uni versity library with 250 volumes on the subject of wines, and wine making. The collection is exceedingly valuable. *>It was presented to the library in recognition of the advice and Information received by California vlneyardists from the univer sity viticulturar experts. Gift to Library. The other organizations of iron workers interested are the Core Makers' Union, International Brotherhood of Bmov sm5ths. Iron Moulders' Union and the Pat tern Makers' Association. The' men af fected are all skilled mechanics. "We are prevented from raising prices cn our because of Eastern com petition," explained Mr. Booth. "There wages are on the average 50 cents a day less- than ours. While the wages. are cor respondingly increased, the Eastern man ufacturers are better able to meet the raiso thnn are we who are compelled to operate on a very narrow margin of profit. . . "Many of our men have been with us for 1 years and appreciate our position. We have had a number of large contracts on hand and to complete them the men have been working overtime that we might not be embarrassed- when the strike is called. The -work is pretty well cleaned up now .and if the works are closed down on Monday without loss to us on our con tracts the thanks will be due entirely to tho men. On Monnday we shall open the works as usual, and if the men do not choose to work we shall be compelled to close down. There will be no lockout." I do not anticipate any trouble. There have always been the kindliest feelings between myself and the men and I am as anxious as they to sp-j a settlement that- will bft satisfactory to all concerned." . President Charles S. Booth of the Oak land Iron Works, employing 180 hands, said to-day that he could not agree to the new schedule. The machinists employed by the Oak land Iron Works, the Judson Iron Works and the Best Manufacturing Company of San Leandro have made a demand for a reduction from ten to nine hours a day, with an increase of 12V£ per cent in pay on a nine-hour basis, to go into, effect on Monday, in accordance with the decision recently made public by the International Machinists' Association. The union which has charge of the light on this side of the bay. is Oakland Lodge No. 284, Interna tional Association of Machinists. Its com mittee is composed of Harry biers, Charles Oleanie and James Woods. They announce that all of the affiliated mechanics in their organization will re port at the shops on Monday to work under the new scale. If the demands are refused a strike will occur. Oakland Office, San Francisco Call, 111S Broadway, May 16. Machinists Ask For. Less Hours and More Wages. in Alameda, left special directions In his will to provide against the fate he dread ed. A clause in his testament reads: ,"I desire and direct that my body may be preserved sufficiently long to be absolute ly certain that -death has occurred and that It be buried decently in my lot In Masonic Cemetery, in the city and county of San Francisco, but without ostentation or extravagance." The will was filed -in the Probate Court to-day by the widow, Mrs. Annie L. Ab bott, who Is named as executrix. The principal part of the estate consists of land In Alameda and Shasta counties valued at about $2500. IN DBEAD OF THE HORBOR OF BEING BURIED ALIVE Will of Henry Abbott Makes Pro vision Agtdnst Premature Burial of His Body. OAKLAND, May 16.— Fearing the hor rors of a living entombment Henry Ab bott of Shasta County, who died recently Church. The cornerstone of Lisser Hall will be laid during the afternoon by Miss Hazel Moore Patterson. The family had some money on deposit in a savings bank; but Mrs. Fritz could not sret hold of the coin. Fritz came to town from Siskiyou County a few days ago, according to his wife, to draw, that meney and depart again. His caso will be heard to-morrow in the police court. The Fritzes, husband and wife, appear to have very different ideas concerning the responsibility of a parent to care lor his offspring. The complaining wife Insists that she has been compelled to take in washing to keep the wolf from the door, while Mr. Fritz in his capacity as butler in a wealthy family has gained some peculiar ideas about the place his family should occupy. Mrs. Fritz told Prosecuting Attorney Leach that last March her husband noti fied her that he would no longer support, his children. He was in close touch with the upper crust and he had discovered that his family's station in life was not In harmony with his new field. He .demanded that Mrs. Fritz should start' the children toward a higher sphere, but Mrs. Fritr. rejoined that she could not move in that direction upon their limited resources. '•I admit that my husband does mingle as a servant in the upper ten's circle," saifi Mrs. Fritz, "but that ought not to excuse him from falling to care for. his children." Fritz was arrested at Sixth and Clay streets by Policeman Woods. The hus band did not seern to be much inconveni enced by the affair, for he speedily pro duced $40 in gold as bail and displayed a gold watch and more coin at the police station. Emil Fritz refuses to support his wife and children because his spouse cannot reach the stratum of high social position in which he has been moving for several months. At least that is the story which Mrs. Fritz related when she secured a warrant for her husband's arrest for ne glect to provide* for his daughters, aged 6 and 12 years respectively. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1118 Broadway, May 16. Wants Children to Shine in the World of - Fashion. HUSBAND DRAWS SOCIAL BARRIER READY TO MAKE FINAL DEMANDS OAKLAND, May 16. — Commencement week at Mills College will begin Sunday, when the Rev. J. K. McLean will preach the baccalaureate sermon at 3 p. m. at the college. The closing concert will be held Tuesday evening. May 21, and the commencement exercises will be conduct ed "Wednesday afternoon, opening at 2 o'clock. The commencement address will be delivered by the Rev. Ernest E. Bak er, pastor of the First Presbyterian Hills College Commencement. OAKLAND, May 16.— An announce ment which has caused quite a ripple of surprise in Oakland's se lect social circles is that of the engagement of Ethel T. Gage and George E. Gross, two of the most popular ycung people of this city. Miss Gage Is a pleasant looking- girl with a sweet face and a charming manner. Her friends will be pleated to know that Oakland will con tinue to be her home. Mr. Gross is well krewn in this city and very popular. He is ¦ a prominent member of the Reliance Club and recently took an active part in politics. He now holds a position in tho City Treasurer's office. The engagement of Miss Bessie Ga?<\ Miss Ethel's sister, was recently made public. The two weddings will take place in the fall, not at the same time, how .ever. as that of Miss Ethel Gage will oc cur in September and will be a home af fair. The bride-elect is the second daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Gage of 1300 Harrison street, Oakland. Alameda County. J. Dunn and Margaret E. Dunn, all interest in lots S and 6, block B, Golden Gate .Tract, Oakland; $10. Margaret E. Dunn to Helen and Martin McHugh, same, Oakland :"«i ft. ' B. H. and Mary V. Sriell to Pacific States Saving*, Loan and Building Company, lot on SW line of Union place, 75 SE of Commerce street, SE 23, SW to a point which is inter sected by the continuation SE of NE line of lot 27, block £6, thence NW 25. NE to be ginning, being a portion of block 66 on map of James B. Larue's Addition to Towns of .San Antonio and Clinton, East Oakland; $25. A. W. Corliss to Mary A. Decrow, Emraa j a Troutman, Edward and William «M. Thompson, all interest in lots 12. 23 and 24, block B, Wool- Bey Tract, Berkeley; $1. Carrie E. Baker (single) to Benjamin F. Brown, lot on NW corner of Prince and King streets, W 120 by N 75:3. lot 17, block 9, Re grent-street Homestead, Berkeley; $10. ¦- Alameda Building: and Loan Association to Ellen Croshaw, lot on N line of Eagle avenue,. 173:0% E of Park street, E 25 by N 150 being the E half or 25 feet of lot 7, block F, Ala meda Station Homestead Tract, Alameda; $10. Henry Jensen . (single) to Mlllicent" Harbett. lot G, block 14, Map of Town of San Leandro, Eden Township; grant. Charles M. Cleverly to M. J. Kerwin, ¦ un divided one-half Interest in lot on E line .of Kirkham street, 29:6 S of Twenty-sixth, S 1S2, E 115. S 26, E 115, N 130, W 15, N 78. W 115 to beginning, being lots 7, 8, 9, 17 and . S • 26 feet of lot 10 and N 26 feet of lot 18, block X, Map of Northern Addition to Oakland Oak land; $10. v Lydia H. McFadden to Annie "Welder, all Interest in lot on NW corner of Taylor and Wood streets, N 67:6 by W 36:6, being a por tion of block 402, Oakland; $10. . . " Soren Paulsen to Joseph C. Petersen, all in terest in lot 5. block D, Map of Latham Ter race, Brooklyn Township; $10. ., . ' Frank G. Andrews (executor estate Thomas A. Smith) and Bank of Alameda (by J. B. Lanktree, commissioner) to Union Savings Bank, lot on SW corner of Pacific avenue and Park street. W 13S:0U. S 150, E 124:11 Vi. N 5fi:G% to beginning, being lots 10 to 13, block 47. lands adjacent to Enclnal, Alameda; $9311. Grace M. ICimball to W. H. Souther, lot on SE line of Broadway, 145:9 N of Santa Clara avenue, N 60, SE 206, SW 50. NW 206 to be ginning, being lot 7, block 5, Map of Hays and Caperton Property. Alameda; $10. ...¦..-¦ Mary F. and Charles A: Littlefleld to Oak land Bank of Savings, lot on S line of Syca mOre street, 145 E of Grove; E 44 by S 100, block L, Kelsey Tract, Oakland : $1500. ' ¦ ..- Ernest A. and .Elizabeth D. Heron to Samuel J. Taylor, lot on SE line of Mariposa avenue, 188.45 NE of Santa Rosa, NE-55 by SE 150, being- lot 6 and adjoining- 5 .• feet of lot 7, block D; Linda Vista Terrace map 2, Oakland; $6000. ' ¦ .. : ¦•, - ¦. •¦ ¦ ¦ '. • Catherine -McGee (as executrix of the estate, of James McGee) to J. A. Marshall, lot on SE' corner of Allston way and Mary street, S 6U0, E 2G1.76. N 600, W 258.21 to. beginning, being all of block 12, McGee Tract, Berkeley: $11,000. Robert and Annie Shannon to Joseph Anto nucclo, lot on N line of-Nlcol avenue, J 50 W of ' Taylor street, j W 50 by N 150, being lota 23 and 30. block G, Nicol Tract, Brooklyn Township; $5C0. ¦ ¦ . Annie M. Whitney (by J. H. W. Rtley, com missioner) to William A. Brown, lot, beginning at a point at NW corner of lands of F. K. Bechtel by deed of July 17, 1883, thence S along E line of Frultvale avenue 100, thence SE 380 to W line. of Bona Tract, thence l NE 100, NW 380 to beginning, Brooklyn Township; grant. ¦ • ¦ . ' ' • i Augusta H. Small (widow) to Richard C. afl d Elizabeth- B. Waterman, ' lot on N line of Highland avenue, 120 E of Laurel street, E 40 by N 132.50, lot. 4, block N, amendedv map of Moss Tract, Brooklyn Township; $1000. . - James and Martha A. -Barry to Margaret V. Cocks (wife of- Henry), lot on W line of Lewis street, 175. N of Lloyd avenue, N 87:6 by W 100, being lot 28 and S half of lot . 27. block C. Frultvale. Station •Tract,' Brooklyn ¦ Town ship; $ioco. .. - . , ¦- .-¦¦••-...•¦ George W. Austin to Edward J. Stewart, lot on E line, of Myrtle street,' 98:1^ S of Twenty-first, S 50 by E 125. lots 2Sand 29, on map of subdivision Wall Tract, Oakland ; $10. . . ¦ v , .-¦¦,-.. .y- ¦ Frank and Fllomena Fisher to Joseph' and Maw- Neves, alHinterest in" lot on E line of Hefry street. 100 Nof Third, N.25 by B 125, lot 11, block F, Bay .View Homestead, Oakj land; $10. - . ¦ . J . • ... . 7* James. Nolan to. Cecilia Nolan, lots 21 to 27, block 27, Kellersberger's,map, Oakland; gift. James C. McKee to Andrew and Sophia Pe terson all interest In lot on ; E line of Union street, 100 S of West Twelfth, S 23:6. E 133:6. N 25:6. W 40, N 4, W 98:3. to beginning, por tion block 662, - Boardman's j map, 'Oakland* $1000.. .-..-- Adallne ¦ N. Avery to Charles E. Talbot, lot on E line of Sixth street, 100 E of Page, N 30 by E 120, » lot 2S; ¦ block 36, .Tract, B, v Berke ¦ ley Land and . Town Improvement Association, Berkeley; gift. ¦ \ . - Amml R. Lord >, (single) to- Johanna L. Bus uenlus, all; interest In" lot • on NW corner of Blake and Dana streets, N 40 by W 106 Berkeley; $1000. '--• -¦•-" ', ; . Emil Fischer ¦ to : Gustav ' A. Wlese, ' lot on NW line of Regent street,* 213. 63 SW of Cen tral avenue, '¦ SW : 40 by : NW U8.83, portion Foloy>Tract, Alameda: $1300. ; •/ Polly 6. Halle ? to "W, - H.( Staniels. lot ¦ 4, block 61, •' lands ; adjacent to .; Enclnal, - ; Ala meda; $32S.V- • •-¦'.-. i >;>.;¦ • >-• .v. -¦ EEAL ESTATE - TRANSACTIONS Burglars in a Saloon. OAKLAND, May 16.— A pistol and ia bottle of whisky were stolen last night by burglars who entered Tamm's saloon, corner of Tenth and Franklin streets. OAKLAND, May 16.— The .Alameda County Teachers' Club has . elected the following 1 named officers: President, Miss C. P. Leet; vice presidents, Mrs. E. M. Bartholomew and C. E. Merwin; treas urer, Miss M. A. Sullivan ; corresponding secretary, Miss Esther Frank; recording secretary, Mrs. Elise D. Reynolds; pro gramme committee— Mrs. E. M. Barthol omew, Miss Abble Phillips, Miss Esther Frank, Miss Beatrice McDonald and Miss G. B.Playter. The club's financial con dition, already strong, has been im proved by the receipt of $234 from the Ernest Seton-Thompson lecture given re cently to the school children. The mem bership Includes half of the' teachers in the^Oakland School Department. Teachers' Club. Flourishes. Walford is^. Iwenty-two years of age, while Mrs. Struckman is nearly twice as old. She took her three children away with her. » -. In the yard the disillusioned husband found evidences that ail. the poultry had been killed ar.d dressed ready ror mariiei. Struckman applied for shelter at the house of a neighbor and this morning started out vowing vengeance. Up to date the trail ends at San Leandro, where the elopers turned the yield If their looting into cash. : . Oakland Office San Francisco Call, lilS Broadway,. May 16.; Herman Struckman, a Fitchburg dairy-,, man, Is looking for his hired man, Frank Walford, and Mrs. Struckman, who dis appeared from his milk ranch some * time between daylight and dark yesterday, taking with them all the movable articles' of value abo-Jt the place. Struckman traced the pair until he found they fiad sold the household goods at San Leandro; then he came to Oakland and asked Dep uty District Attorney Samuels to Issue a warrant for their arrest. He was sent back to Fitchburg to secure more evidence to support his charges. . Struckman said that-he had employed Walford for seven months. The two men cared for the_ cattle night, and morning, while during" the day Struckman went over the route delivering milk to his cus tomers, leaving his assistant at home to do the work about the place. "All this time," said Siruckman, "he has been abusing my confidence by making love to my wife, e If I succeed in catching him, something is going to happen." When Strucnman reached home last night, tired with his day's labor and ex pectant of a warm and savory meal, he arrived upon a scene of desolation. The house was dark and cold. Outside the cows were lowing hungrily. The cottage was despoiled of its furniture excepting a bed, two chairs and a table, too dilapi dated to be salable. Says Employe Eloped With His Spouse After Looting Household. Fitchburg Dairyman Is in Pursuit of . His Hired Man. : WIFE AND GOODS TAKEN FROM HIM WILL BECOME A BRIDE IN EARLY PART OF FALL Engagement Is Announced of Miss Ethel T. Gage, a Young* Belle of Oakland, and George E. Gross, Deputy City Treasurer NEWS drTMCj DmT CITIES. NEWS OF THE BAY CITIES OAKLAND ALAMEDA COUNTY BERKELEY [ -MEWS. ? . BAY CITIES. THE SAN FKANCISOO CALL,- FRIDAY, -MAY 17, , 1901. OldMen's Ghoral Society Formed by Fritz Boehmer With Fifty • Member Though None of Those Who Joined Are Under 80— Charity Concert Will Soon Be Given AGED SONGSTERS ORGANIZE GLUB TO RENDER STANDARD MELODIES 11 —.MAY THE NIHETEENTkL. PASSING OF THE GREATEST j « PRIMATE HARRIS I WILD ANIMAL HUNT COLOCT. IN THE WORLD. THE LATEST FADS THE HILLSIDE HOMES IN OF BATHING SUITS, BERKELEY. A THOUSAND -MILE BMDAL % r TOUR IN AN OPEN BOAT. * One ol the Most Unique and Adventuresome Honeymoons Ever Spent. DRIVEN INTO THE nCTION, FASHIONS, QUICKSANDS OF THE BOOKS | RIO GRANDE _ AND PAGES OF j Most Thrillma Indian Story o! HUMAN INTEREST \ the Day. STORIES. WHO WILL NEXT THE j RULE THE ABORIGINES OF j MORMON CHURCH? AUSTRALIA. j -^ THE SUNDAY CALL LEADS THEM ALL. i.