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6 AKLAND, April 2 5.— Clarence A.
Rankin, who was caught in; the act of robbing the; till; of j P. A: Cox, a grocer on Market street,' was allowed to plead guilty to petty larceny in Police Judg^e Samuels'/ court^thls morning and : was given the- limit *ot ' " six~months' impris onment in the City Prison. Gives ; Till-Tapper Limit. "Auditor . Breed reports there will be eufflcient money in the treasury to pay the expenses of the improvement bond election, as well as to pay for the ser* \'ices of an engineer In appraising the value of the Contra Costa , water plant. OAKLAND. April 25. — According to figures submitted to 'Mayor Warren Olncy to-day by Auditor A. H. Breed there will be no deflcitMn the funds of the city for the fiscal year ending July J. . The Police and Street departments may overdraw slightly, but not. to -a sufficient extent to be a drain on the other funds." * OAKLAND. April 25.— The Oakland Revolver Club will hold two match shoots in the near future, the first a five-jnan match with the Pacific In door Club of San Francisco. • which will take place on Saturday evening. May 14, and the second with the Miles Standish Club of Portland, Me., the daje of which has no£ yet been set. At the last meeting of the board of directors . the club voted to change the nighty of the regular shoot_from Wednesday to Saturday, and the gen eral practice night from Saturday to Tuesday,^/, r :*>}- : ? .-; Oakland Revolver Club Events. FINANCES OF "OAKLAND IX HEALTHY CONDITION BERKELEY. April 25. — In a&empjt ing to kill a dogon the university cam. pus this morningAV L. , Bolton; super intendent. : of the grounds, narrowly missed . shooting a co-ed. Bolton had made several | ineffectual attempts to" shoot ..the-canlne intfrontof the agri r cultural ¦.building.' when' suddenly ; the co-ed - came around the corner! Bol ton was about" to shoot again, but hesi tated when he^aw. the young woman appear. '"' * ' , ¦' • Co-Ed Escapes Rifle Bullet. OAKLAND, April 2 o.-r- Joseph Keck, accused of haying, robbed the store of Mrs. E. F. Herat at Fruitvale of a box containing $200. in, cash, obtained his liberty this morning 4 through a "writ of habeas corpus. Judge Hall, in mak ing the order for the discharge of the prisoner,' stated, that, the evidence given: at, the preliminary examination failedto connect Keck with the crime and that there was nothing for the court to^do but discharge the prisoner. " Keck w # as seen around the store 'of Mrs.Rerat on' the evening of the rob bery and , the theory j of ; the prosecu-' tion is that while- the lad in charge stepped out of the store for a~ few minutes Keck took, advantage of hig absence and stole the box. The next morning the box /fras found with $128 in it under the porch of the house where Keck ¦ lives.- These -two ci rct;m stances, and no others; pointed- toward Keck. : , JOSEPH KECK GAINS HIS • LIBERTY THROUGH WRIT ALAMEDA, April 25.— rLocal poul-. try. fancWs have formed an organiza tion and chosen the following officers; President, A- H.' Gregory];/ vice presi dent. Arthur Mock; secretary, F. ; B^ Van Nbstrand; treasurer, C>T);;.Postel; superintendent, E. -JC Healey; -.execu tive committee, A. H % Gregory,! C. D/' Postel, F. B. Van Npstrand,,T. Nolile and A. Norton. Meetings will be held by the association in Linderman Hall on the first Tuesday of each month' and lectures delivered pertaining v to poultry. Poultry Fanciers Organize. OAKLAND, April 2. — The following marriage licenses were issued by the County Clerk to-day: George P. King, 38, and Alice A. Strong, 26, both of San Francisco; Norman L. Bishop, 24, Sacramento, and Rhoda M. Ballard, 19, Oakland; James A. Ryan, 26. New port. Ark., and Pearl E. Bandy, 39, St. : Louis; Albert J. Hoffner, 32, and Dorothy Flanery, 37, both of San Francisco;' Francisco J. Cavanaugh, over 21,' and Helen J.' Thomai, over 18, both of Oakland; John Hlllseth. 34, and Helen E. Borck, 32, both of Los Angeles; ¦ Charles H. Jenkins, 34. Berkeley,, and Janet Baxter, 24, meda; Martin H. Liebe, 26, San Fran cisco, and Emma C. Meese, 22, Oak land; Nathan Morris, 33, and Blanche Goldstein, 2 5, > both of San Francisco. Marriage Licenses. OAKLAND, April 25. — Mis* Teddy Howard of Berkeley, who . has for Borne time been considered one of the most talented amateur actresses on the Pacific Coast, msde her debut on the professional sta^re this evening with the Neill company at the Liberty Theater In Richard Mansfield's cele brated play, "A Parisian Romance." A large number of Miss .Howard's friends attended the initial perform ance and she received a most flatter ing reception. 4f A Parisian Romance," as presented by the XeiH Company, is one of the best productions seen In this city for come time. The scenery ha* been especially prepared and the furniture and properties used in the piece have all been selected with great - care. James NeiJl is at his best in the cbai acter. of Baron ChevrlaL Talented Ilrrkelcy Co-IikI MaLos De but as Professional "With the .NciH Company.' ': V ' TEDDY HOWARD APPEARS AT LIBERTY THEATER OAKLAND, April 25. — Mrs. Jennie Page is to jjet a divorce from Rufus B. Page of San Leandro, although the final decree In the matter has not yet been handed down. At the request of attorneys for both sides Judge Mel vin went over the testimony in an ef fort to see if there were facts' suf ficient to warrant the granting of a divorce, so that the lawyers would be free to devote their arguments to~the questions Involving the settlement of the property rights of the pair. ' Judge Melvin stated this morning that the matter of the divorce was one of fact rather than law and that after carefully going over the evidence of the various wiinesses he had come, to the conclusion that Mrs. Page was en titled to a decree. He, however, stat ed that he would like to hear argu ments from attorneys as to the divi sion of the property, as there were some technical points involved. The main fight in the case has been over the property, which is valued at about $20,000. MRS. JENNIE PACK IS TO BE GIVEN DIVORCE Oakland is nearly TO years of age and has a wife almost as old. The nged couple are anxious to get back to Boston and her friends promised that if Oakland could get his passage paid thpy would pay hers. , . It being represented to the board by Supervisor Rowe that the county would be relieved of the expense of their care if Oakland were given the money, the necessary. motion, was car ried and a sufficient sum wiJJ be ap propriated for th' purchase" of a ticket. OAKLAND, April 25. — Captain C. C. Oakland, who followed the sea for years and brought Ulysses S. Grant around the Horn when Grant, as a newly graduated lieutenant of West Point, came to California, was to-day allowed passage money back to his old home at Boston by the Board of Supervisors. Curiously enough Oak land had the same name .is the town in which he afterward located- He lost his money in bad investments and for the la^t few years has been de pendent on public charity. to Boston Captain That Brought Grant Around the Horn Given Passage Money WILL RETURN TO THE - HOME OF HIS YOUTH The right of way for the scenic boule vard to run from this city to Haywarda along the Contra Costa foothills is practically assured. At a meeting of the Board of Supervisors this morn- Ing Supervisor Talcott presented sev enty-four deeds to property along the proposed route, and it is announced that there are but eight objecting Own ers along the entire distance. The deeds were accepted by the board and will be filed, for record. In regard to the objectors, it is said several of these only involve small amounts, and with the exception of the Evergreen Ceme tery Association all differences will be easily, adjusted. The scheme of constructing this boul evard, it is be)ieved, will be one of the greatest advertisements Ala meda County has ever had. The mag nificent view to be obtained will rival the famous drives of the State, and its accessibility to San Francisco promises to make it a popular driveway for the inhabitants of all the cities about the bay. To Surveyor Prather is given the credit. of taking Into his surveys' the finest views and keeping in mind at the same time the avoiding of grades. The Supervisors are congratulating themselves on the promising outlook of the entire scheme, and work will be pushed as fast as.it is practicable. Oakland Office Sen Francisco Call, 1118 Broadway, April 25. Citizens . Present Seventy- Four Deeds to Right of Way to the % Supervisors Several months ago Miss. Cronin, who is employed in Hie 1 * family -'of -'Franz Owingt to the light hat that Mrs. Burns and Miss Holmberg say their as sailant wore and to' the fact that the attacks were but an hour and a half apart and the scenes six blocks distant from each other, the police are^ inclined to accept' the theory -that j thV assaults were made by one man and ! that -he 4s. either insane or afflicted.wlthla' mania for beating defenseless females.^ I MISS CRONIN BEATEN. I would know the man that < attacked me if I should ever see him again. He was not much Ur««T than I am and young. I cis tluctly remember #at he wore a light hat. ¦ Mrs. W. F. Burns has not yet recov ered from the shock she underwent when she waa felled twice by the noc turnal ruffian. Like Miss Holmberg. she can assign no i reason why she should have been attacked. No effort was made by the assailant in either case to rob or in any other way molest his victim*. In both instances he ap peared to have appeased his abnormal vicloueness by beating hig weak vic tims to the ground. Regarding the as sault Mrs. Burns said: I was not afraid at all. but when ho «ot within arm's length of me he hit me several terrible blows In the face that knocked me down and caused my Xace and nose to blcart. He said nothine and. when I got up he was walking away as If nothing had happened. . I remember that he was not a large man, and that he wore a light hat. When I reached the house I did not wake any one because I was so frightened that I did not know what I should do. I do not think I would be able to tell the man If I saw him again. -„ I was on my way home after vlsftlns a' girl friend who is employed in a family in • th« central portion of town. I was walking alon? San Joee avenue and when hearing Regent street I noticed a man coming toward me. STRIKES HER ON THE PACE. Miss Holmberg's face shows evidence of her encounter with the mysterious woman beater. One of her eyes is dis colored and the cuticle is broken over the right cheek bone, where the heavy fist of the vicious assailant struck. The waist she wore at the time of the strug gle is bespattered with blood that came from her nose and cheeK as a result of ' the ruffian's blows. To-day the young woman was in a hysterical con dition, and. asserted that she would never go out of doors again after dark.' Miss Holmberg recently arrived here from Denmark and is highly regarded by her mistress. The girl told the fol lowing story this morning: Miss Johanna Holmberg. aged 20 years, employed as a servant by Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Munthe, 1164 Broad way, AJameda, reported to the polic.-e that she was attacked and brutally beaten by an unknown man near the corner of San Jose avenue and Regent street last night at half past 10 o'clock, thus making the second woman victim to suffer at the hands of a male as sailant in Alameda, the other being Mrs. W. F. Burns, who was knocked down twice by an unknown individual close to the corner of Santa Clara ave nue and Everett streets an hour and a half previous to the assault on Miss Holmberg. OAKLAND, April 25.— Four women were attacked by footpads last night upon this side of the bay. Two wo men were assaulted in Alameda by a mysterious man who seemed satisfied with beating his victims ..unmercifully. Two were assaulted between Oakland and Berkeley, the apparent object be ing robbery. The Alameda women were badly injured, while the two from the district between Oakland and Berkeley were more fortunate. "I. do not know the name of the man that came to our rescue," said Miss Bodine to-day, "but I think he Is a mo torman. He searched the neighborhood for the man, but, of course, the fellow succeeded in getting away." It seems that Miss Bodine had ob served; a man enter a house in the neighborhood just a few minutes before the highwayman appeared, and it was toward this place that she made rapid tracks, followed closely by her friend. The highwayman called out for the quarry to halt, but they were deaf to his commands and hurried, on. At last the women reached their destination and /there they screamed for help which brought out the man they had previously seen. ' A moment's pause followed the meet ing of .the two parties, and then the highwayman said, after observing that the young women wore light dresses: "Humph! Just come from a party, I suppose. Well, I'm not to be trifled with, so give me' your money quick." •The man emphasized h'is demands by exhibiting, a shining pistol, but that didn't scarq the young women a bit. They were' thinking of escape* so hard, however, that they didn't find time for reply and in a moment had taken to their heels. The young women were returning from th« Golden Gate Baptist Church, having been carried to within a block of their homes by^the carriage of A. S. Parker of Claremont. Just as they reached the corner of Fifty-third and Adeline streets they were accosted by a man who Jumped suddenly out of the shadow of a tree. The fellow was masked and carried a dark lantern, which he flashed in the faces of his in tended victims, probably with the ob ject of blinding them. HIGHWAYMAN SARCASTIC. " The qulck-wittedness of-two young women saved them from being robbed by a bold highwayman while on their way to their Berkeley homes last night. Miss Tillie Bodine of 1035 Fifty-third street and Miss Clara Gittus of Fifty fourth street are the heroines of this midnight affair. In defiance of the bandit's commands and his terror-In spiring pistol they gave him the slip and got to their homes without so much even as being fired at. Collischon as a nurse, was attacked and beaten at the same place where Mrs. Burns met the ruffian last, night. . No attemp.t ( was fnade in"the 'case of Miss Cronin to rob ' her and her assailant, after knocking her Into the gutter, dis appeared. ALAMEDA WOMAN WHO WAS ONE OP THE VICTIMS OF A BRUTAL ASSAIL ANT SUNDAY NIGHT. BERKELEY, April 25. — M. Robert Dupouey, the Hyde French lecturer, delivered the second of his addresses this afternoon at the University of California. The subject was "Le Theatre Social," being a discussion , of the drama that attempts to deal with sociological problems. M. Dupouey approves of the idea of social dramas in the abstract, but disapproves of those that have been written'for the purpose. His principal reason for this position is that social problems should be attacked by reason, not by emo tions. He quoted from Nordeau and Rousseau, who declared that the social problems become insignificant when dealt with by the drama. But M. Du pouey saw no reason why, if the social problem is dealt with more lib erally, that it should not be acceptable. Because, he said, the drama is the most democratic of all arts. It appeals to more people than almost any other agency. And while the most demo cratic of arts it may be used to amuse and instruct more than any other art. . The chief objections to the social dramas already written, M. Dupouey said, is that they are to scholarly. In their efforts to prove their theses the authors neglect the dramatic side of the thing. Apparently the authors know nothing of the dramatic art. Thwr productions are not convincing. Most of them are simply sociological treatises and not dramas at nil. l^eneh Ijecturor Says Authors of So ciological Plays Know Little of 'the Playwright's Art. ROBERT DUPOUEY " TALKS OF THE SOCIAL DRAMA Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1118 Broadway, April 25. After having paid Tils house rent, se cured groceries,, wine and musio and some little cash by- issuing worth less checks, Edward O'Connell. residing at 931 Thirty-fourth street, was arrested last night by Police Sergeants Lynch and Clark at the instance of C. A. Rice, owner of the premises rented by the arrest ed man. According to the story told by Landlord Rice, his tenant gave him a draft on the State Life Insurance Company of Indianapolis, Ind." The draft was returned with the comment "No authority to draw." Since O'Connell's arrest the police have made inquiry into the method by which O'Connell earned his livelihood. According to the testimony he rented a piano from Sherman & Clay, paying for it by a worthless check, receiving $15 in change. Patton. & Brown, grocers, were next called on. They stocked the house rented by the pris oner with groceries and gave him some change, all for a bad check. For liquors O'Connell went to J. J. Hanifln, where he cashed another check. Despite the array of evidence the po lice have thus far uncovered O'Connell says he will prove his innocence. He says the insurance company, for which he claims to work, either has sent or will send enough money to cover all of his check transactions. WOMEN OF WOODCRAFT GREET GRAND GUARDIAN Grand' Guardian Carrie C. Van Orsdall of the Women of Woodcraft, Pacific jurisdiction, was tendered a grand reception in Native Sons' Hall last night by the membership of the local circles of the Women of Wood craft, assisted by fifteen camps of the Woodmen of the World. The guards of the circle of Woodcraft, each at tired in a natty uniform and wearing the red, white and green colors of the order, some sixty in number, formed a double line from the door to the stage, and, making an arch with their spears, remained : in that position while the distinguished guest passed under it,, escortedby Mrs. Hester B. Oliver, chairman of the evening, fol lowed by the leading members of the order and then the uniformed drill teams of the camps. Mrs. . Van Ors dall was greeted with cheers as she appeared upon the stage. . She was then introduced by the chairman as the woman who, in seven years, worked as the head of the order until it had grown from a corporal's guard numerically to a membership of 42, 000. After the introduction the fol lowing programme was carried out: Overture, Neighbor A. J. Tickner, orchestra; introductory remarks, Neighbor Hester B. Oliver, California Circle No. 178; contralto solo (select ed), Neighbor Sadie Davis. Golden Gate Circle No. 355; recitation, Neighbor Lee Craw, consul com mander Mission Camp; address, Grand Guardian Carrie Van Orsdall; contralto solo (selected), Neighbor Frances Mandler, California Circle No. 178; recitation, Neighbor Alice Perrin, Golden Gate Circle No. 355. The address of the grand guardian was very interesting. She praised the women of the jurisdiction for the in terest they have taken in Woodcraft. During the evening, the combined circles presented her a pair of silver covered perfumery flasks, and then the combined camps presented her a fine traveling bag, both of thes^, being in appreciation of the work she had done in behalf of Woodcraft. The ceremonies were followed by dancing. The following named were the com mittee of arrangements: Neighbor Theresa Ambrose (chairman), Annie Stanaert, Mary Perrin, Lizzie Estes, Madge Wilder, Mary Baltic, Juliette Love, Anna Forster, Mpllie Kaufman, Mary Mackel and Agnes Phelan. PERSONAL. Dr. J. A. Ascher of Eeno'is at the Grand. A. A. Young, a merchant of Seattle, is at the Palace. Samuel Henry, a contractor of Stock ton, is at the Grand. Mr. and Mrs. William Bacon, prom inent residents of Boston, are at the St.' Francis. W. A. Clark Jr., the young million aire of Butte, Mont., arrived at the Palace last evening. W..H. Kilpatrick, a mining man of Denver, arrived at the Palace yester day with his family. Dr. N. H. Morrison, surgeon for the Southern Pacific Company in Los An geles, Is at the Palace. B. F. DllHngham, a capitalist of Hon olulu, was among the passengers on the Sierra yesterday who registered at the Occidental. ;E. Owen Cox of London, manager and owner of several steamship companies, which have connections in .the colonies, arrived "' yesterday from Sydney and is staying at the St. Francis. He is returning to Mondon. Mrs. R. H. Hay Chapman, wife of the editor of the Los Angeles Herald; arrived ori^the steamship Sierra yester day from 'the colonies on : her way to southern part of the State and is registered at the . California. > Mrs. and Miss Dillingham, wife 'and daughter of the American Consul Gen eral at Auckland, arrived here yester day: on the steamship" Sierra and are visiting relatives in. this city. They are on their way to the St. Louia exposi tion. * NAMES FOR PRIMARY TICKETS MUST BE FILED BY TO-NIGHT New System of Poll Books Will Be Used for First Time This Election. In order for candidates, to be voted upon at the primary election May 3. to have their names printed on the official ballot the tickets must be filed with Registrar Adams not later than 11 o'clock to-night. The time for such filing was up yesterday according to the limit previously set, .but as some delay has been encountered In committee work the privilege was ex tended until to-night. An extra heavy vote is expected at the May primary, as the registration is almost five times as great as it was last year. The total number of voters on the list is 32,721, while but 657S were registered last spring. Circulars of instructions have been sent out to election officers calling their attention to the various sections of law governing their actions. Among other things required of those that will officiate during the election is that all officers are required to be at their respective polling places not later than 5:30 a. m., May 3, and to open the polls at 6 o'clock in the morning and keep them open until » o'clock in the evening. .A new system of poll books will be used at the coming election for the first time. Heretofore the different registrations were placed in different sections of the books, frequently caus ing loss of time in ascertaining the ap plicant voter's right of franchise. Under the new system each letter of the alphabet will be numbered ac cording to date of -registration, thus keeping each letter in one section. Mr. Adams claims . the system will mean a great saving of time in the casting of ballots and will insure greater accuracy. MARTINEZ CONTRACTOR SUFFOCATES WITH GAS Henry Rickmann, a contractor re siding in Martinez, suffocated with il luminating gas last Sunday night in a lodging-house at 1007^' Market street. He disappeared from Martinez last Saturday and shortly after he had gone a friend named Henry Murray received through the postoffice a let ter from Rickmann announcing that his body would be found ' In Golden Gate Park. Coroner Curry of. Contra Costa County, for whom Rickmann was building a house, no tified the police of this city and an unsuccessful search of the park was made. Rickmann's financial affairs were badly entangled and brooding over his losses made him desperate. The following note was found near his body. SAN FRANCISCO. April 22.— H. J. Curry. County Coroner. Marin County — Dear Sir: You and your foxy architect, Mllwain, drove me t> death. Somebody else will finish it now. . I hope you will be g-entleman enough to pay for It and not hold my bondsmen for It. I paid with my life for it. H. RICKMANN. Last night Rickman's bondsmen made'» statement that they had exam ined their late principal's affairs and found his criticism of Curry unwar ranted. They also say that they be lieve Rlckman had become dazed over his responsibilities and was temporarily insane. -. ;.?„ . . . , Attempts Suicide. "John Lucas Munches, residing at 30 Hunt street, attempted to commit sui cide at his home yesterday. Munches was injured about a year ago, since when ¦ he has acted strangely. During a fit of despondency yesterday he at tempted to cut his throat with a bread knlfg. He Is being treated at" the French Hospital., SCENIC DRIVE NOW ASSURED .Within one hour yesterday morning $11,000 was subscribed by the members Of the congregation of- the. Trinity Methodist Church toward the building fund for the proposed new church. It was all done at the regular Sabbath service and so easily and businesslike was the extraordinary thing accom plished that it all seemed to be Just a regular occurrence. t It really was all; done accordlpg-to rule. The board of trustees had first decided that it. would take $30,000 to build, such a church as is desired and then they proceeded to divide the seat ing capacity up into sittings at so much per sitting. According to the preliminary plans for the structure there will be 1000 sittings and so, of course, at that rate every sitting will cost $30. It. was like selling shares of stock and the Rev. C. K. Jenness. who pre sided, had no trouble getting bidders for the shares. Some bought a good many and some just one or two. Five of the congregation bought $600 worth. Others took $300 worth, and so on down to the minimum amount. At the end of an hour $11,000 was pledged to the building fund. But yesterday's bidding does not end it , all and the canvassing will go on until nearly the whole. $30,000 is raised. There have already been enough prom ises of assistance to reduce the deficit materially. It is the purpose of the church officers to carry as little a debt as possible. The money is to build a handsome stone church at the corner of Fulton street and Allston v way, upon the site occupied by the present place of wor ship. The old church will be used as a Sunday school meeting room. I Berkeley Office San Francisco Call, I 2148 Center Street, April 25. While preparing- to sell -Hall ..had been planning to keep up his fight from an other point, and as soon as the deal went through he erected warehouses of his own across the street arid incor porated a company, which has been a thorn in the side of his" old enemy until to-day, when It swallowed up its rival and combined the two. The date of the quarrel goes back to the early history of the Chadbourne Company In 1SS9. when the company was incorporated, with Joshua Chad bourne, Henry 1 J - Chadbourne. -William Harris, T. W. Harris and John B. Hor tenstein as directors and E. E* Hall as secretary. Hall afterward acquired nome stock in the company, but he was discharged from his position and a long 1 ght began. The Harrises sold out their shares to Chadbourne and Hall, leaving the two the only owners of stock in the cor poration, with Chadbourne ..holding' the controlling interest. He elected himself to a high-salaried position in the eom l-any and levied an assessment on Hall's stock. Hall answered with a suit, in which he alleged that Chad bourne had wrecked the company. He made Chadbourne refund. The case was in court for years, and finally a compromise was - effected -whereby Chadbourne bought out Hall's interest. With the sale 'of the Chadbourne Warehouse Company at Pleasanton to day to a rival corporation known as the Hall "Warehouse Company has end ed a famous Quarrel, which has been carried on intermittently for fourteen years. Not only this, but by a fine piece of finesse E. E. Hall, president of the latter company, has disposed of both rival and enemy and taken the ecalp of his former partner. The story of the deal is Interesting the people of that section. A short time ego Hall went to W. H. Donahue of the firm of Harris & Donahue and asked him if he could get an option on the business of his rival. The Chadbourne Company was originally incorporated for $50,000 and had Increased in value, but Donahue set about his task and engineered a deal by which Chadbourne Hgreed to sell. Even then Chadbourne >vas not told to whom bis property -was to go, and it was not until he had to t?ign the final deed that he discovered that it was his old enemy across the street who had become the possessor of his business. Oakland Office San Francisco Call. 1118 Broadway, April 25. Berkeley's Eliding: hill is becoming a spectacular thing'. It is 'slowly moving down toward the bay, though not ex actly at a perceptible rate, and it is putting more angjes and corners on the houses that adorn it than any architect ever dreamed of doing. This portable landscape may not land in the bay ul timately, but its unstable position in North Berkeley makes it unpleasant for the inhabitants of the two dozen houses that rest upon its ten acres of land. ; The City. Trustees have been in con sultation,, with two scientific men to as certain what ought to be done, to bol ster the h ill up. Professor A.-C. Law son, the geologist at the University of California, and F. E. Lloyd, the South ern Pacific Company's resident en gineer, both agree that the hill" needs fixing. It is known to everybody as Cedar Hill, and it has manifested its tendency to decamp by knocking all the houses on it out of plumb. '< Professor Lawson Is of the opinion that the hill is composed mostly of plas tic clay and that the water under it causes it to slide. Such hills, he says, are common in California, but rare in settled places. The remedy for the phe nomenon is to drain off the water by a pyFtem of tunnels. ; Engineer Lloyd is of the same opin ion as Professor .Lawson regarding the cause of the sliding, -and, for that mat ter, he proposes ¦ the same system of drainage. The Trustees have taken cognizance of what, the scientists say, and propose soon to take the first steps to prevent the hill from taking a vaca tion. Berkeley Office San Francisco Call, 2148 Center Street, April 25. After Fourteen Years of Fightings Combination. Is Effected in Rival Interests City Trustees Take First Steps to Stop the Earth From Rolling Upon Town Board of Trustees Divide the Capacity of Tentative Edifice and' Sell -Off Lots Asserts Money Is Coming From East to Take Up .the Obligations Against Him JUG" DEAL IS FJXISHED PURCHASE THE SITTINGS SAYS HE IS INNOCENT SCIENTISTS TO 31ESCUE End Comes of Long Life | igation Over, Wa rehouses N in the Livermore Valley Berkeley Phenomenon Puts New Angles and Nooks Into Homes and Causes Damage Edward O'Connell Pays for Eent, Wine and Grocer ies With Worthless Paper People of the Trinity Meth odist Church Give*$ll,000 for the Proposed Building SLIDING HILL RUINS HOUSES HALL SWALLOWS OF CHADBOURNE RUSE RIG SUM IN SHORT TIME FLOODS TOWN WITH CHECKS THE SAN 4 FRANCISCO ;i GALU; TUESDAY, -APRIL 20,^ 1904a NEWS OF THE COUNTY OF ALAMEDA Johanna Holmberg and Mrs. W. F. 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Full guarantee Post-Graduate Dental College San PrancHco— 3 Taylor Strert. Oakland— 973 - Wasninrton Street. San Jose— 45 East Santa. Clara Strati. «*cramento — 407 J Street. ADVE&TISEIStENTS. BKANCH OFFICES OF TILE CALL IN ALAMEDA COUNTY OAKLAND. 1118 Broadway. • Telephone 3fain 1083. BERKELEY. 2148 Center Street. Telephone Xorth «7. . ALAMEDA. 1435 Park Street. Telephone Alameda 4593.