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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
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.
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. : ,
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 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 '
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Dr. J. A. Ascher of Eeno'is at the
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. *
New System of Poll Books Will Be
Used for First Time This
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.
Henry Rickmann, a contractor re
siding in Martinez, suffocated with il
luminating gas last Sunday night in
a lodging-house at 1007^' Market
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.,
.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
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
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
Johanna Holmberg and Mrs. W. F. Burns,Beaten by
Thug in Alamed'a and Tillie Bodine and Clara
Gittus Frightened by Berkeley Highwayman
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