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cause he sits in church."
LAND/ Aug.* 2.*-Public Administrator Georse
Gray has taken charge of the personal effects
of I Jr. Charles F. Hill, whose body was found
in the 'Piedmont hills with a bullet hole in the
back of his ¦ head. An investigation ts being
made to ascertain whether *br npt there is any
estate upon which to apply for letters of ad
ministration v «, r :. • • - ¦'» *
( OAKLAND, Aug. 2. — Mrs. Lizzie
[McCargar, who has resided in East
j Oakland for sixteen years, died to-day
at her residence, 1128 East Seven
teenth street, at the age of 74 years.
She leaves a family of four daughters.
Louis W. Monroe, formerly, of San
Fran«7CO, died this morning; at 1008
.Pine otreet after a brief illness. He
was 25 years of ace : •
Alameda County Deaths.
•'. OAKLAND, Aug. 2. — The Beklns
Van and Storage Company of San
Francisco has begun an action against
the Bekins Van and Storage Company
of thlscitv to stop its use of the firm
name of the. San Francisco . company.
It is claimed. that the local, concern is
taking the business of the branch of
fice of the San Francisco firm. Dam
ages are asked to the extent of $2300.
Van Men Are at War.
LAND. Aug. 2. — Application was made by
Public Administrator George D. Gray for let
ters, on the estate of the late Marris J. Spi
nello. professor of French at the State Uni
versity. • who died from the effects of injuries
received by being struck by a Key routs train
somo weeks ago. The estate consists of a
$3UOO life insurance policy, to go to the widow.
"Water Supply Committee Named.
OAKLAND, Aug. 2. — The , perma
nent special committee of the City
Council which will represent Oakland
in the work covering investigation of
a joint municipal water supply for the
bay cities has been named, as fol
lows: Councilman G. E. Aitken,
chairman; J. T. Wallace, B. H. Pen
dleton, B. C. Cuvellier and .A. H. El
OAKLAND, August 2. — After twen
ty-four years of married life, Mrs.
Hannah M. Subra has begun suit for
divorce wants to resume her
maiden name of Norman. The com
plaint was filed with the County Clerk
to-day, in which she charges Moses
Subra with extreme cruelty. They
were married in Michigan in IS 80.
The couple have no children.
Wants Old Xame.
BERKELEY, Aug. 2. — A report Just issued
by the Young Men's Christian Association
shows that the Institution is In a prosperous
state financially and socially. During the, last
year employment wag furnished to every stu
dent who applied for it and many were sup
plied with good positions. The .'association 1 was
largely represented at the .Pacific Coast | Stu
dents' • Conference at Pacific Grove and also
at the State convention at Fresno. The re
ceipts for the year wfcre $3215 and the expendi
tures were^the game, the association having
got through the 'year without contracting debts
Orville Fran. "02, has returned from Oxford
University, after two years of study with the
degree of ¦ 'Master of Civil Law," which wan
conferred on him by Lincoln College. Pratt
will spend the rest of the summer on the
coast and then go to Harvard University to
do some work in the graduate department.
Mervyn J. Samuels, manager of the '05 Bluo
and Gold,' has been elected -manager-of the
Pelican, the humorous paper. Eugene R. Hal
lett. editor of the '05 Blue and Gold, is also
editor of fte Pelican.
Efforts Jrre being made to secure, through
private mean*, the library of the late Profes
sor Marlus Spinello, which . consists bf 7000
volumes. The means are being solicited by a
committee consisting of Professor II. • Morse
Stephens. Professor A. F. Lange, Professor C.
W. Wells. ProfeRsor S. A. Chambers, Clinton
Day, H. P. Wright and T. XV, Koch. . .
OAKLAND, Aug. . 2. — John Scott,
who destroyed much of Mrs. E. Lar
sen's wardrobe while she was absent
Sunday night from her house at 419
Sixth street, was discharged in the
Police Court to-day. Scott showed
that he had made restitution and had
also apologized for derogatory state
ments he had made in his anger. and
while under the influence of liquor.
Makes Amends for Vandalism.
OAKLAND, Aug. 2. — Sheriff John/
N. Bishop has returned from a
month's outing in Siskiyou County
much benefited in health. Judge Ells
worth is also back from hl3 vacation,
which he spent at Castella, and will
take up the work of his department.
Judge B..F. Ogden will leave Saturday
for a hunting trip in the high Siski
Officials Return From Vacations.
ALAMEDA, Aug. 2. — Permission
has been granted the Oakland Water
Front Company and also the Pacific
Improvement Company to jointly re
pair Webster-street roadway from the
estuary to the carhouse of the Oak
land Transit Company in this city.
The corporations will do the work at
their own expense and plan to ma
cadamize a twenty-foot strip the en
tire length of the roadway. . t
Webster Street Improvement.
• OAKLAND. Aug. 2.— More than
: one-half of the cases against scaven
gers who were arrested for alleged
, violations of the law which prohibits
them from collecting or depositing
garbage in this city will be dismissed
to-morrow in the Police Court. A con
- ference 'between the attorneys for the
scavengers and those representing the
-Pacific Incinerating Company was held
, tr»-day on the subject of relieving the
¦ congestion in the courts which has
ebeen .caused by the garbage cases.
"It was decided that in all cases
; where .the evidence appeared to be in
sufficient from the statements of ar
resting policemen dismissal would be
requested. This will leave for prose
•'cution only such cases as seem to have
: merit in them from the Prosecuting
Attorney's point of view. " x
The cases selected will be pressed
to tr.ial as speedily as possible.
Aitbrnej-s to Ask Dismissal of More
. .-.'".Than One-Ilalf the Clxarzes
V;. : Aealnst Scaveneers.
BERKELEY, Aug. 2. — A burglar
entered the house of Robert H. Wet
more of 2323 Hearst avenue last night
while the family, was sleeping and
ransacked the rooms on the lower floor!
It all availed him nothing, however,
for he got only two bananas and an
apricot for his trouble. A satin piano
cover that he carried out of the house
was found after a search about the
PLEASANTON, Aug. 2.— The homes
of several well "known residents of
Pleasanton were entered last night by
a burglar, among them being the res
idence of Constable L. Locke. In only
one case did the marauder secure any
thing of value. He entered the house
of Fred Elliott and secured $2 50. The
other houses entered were those of F.
E. Adams, A. B. Philpot and H. E.
OAKLAND, Aug. 2. — Mrs. H. Kurz,
residing at 404 Twelfth street, has re
ported to the police that a burglar
Btole household effects from the place
last night.
Homes Ransacked In Oakland, Berke
ley and Pleasanton, but Little
. . Is Taken.
OAKLAND, Aug. 2. — City Council
man B. C. Cuvellier, after twenty-two
years' connection with the importing
house of Jamfs de Fremery & Co. of
San Francisco, has withdrawn from
that firm to take an interest in the
house of A. Vignier & Co. of San Fran
cisco. Cuvellier yesterday was elected
vice president and general manager
of the corporation. Interest in politi
cal circles was aroused by the an
nouncement, as the change in.Cuvel
lier's business may have a bearing on
his action next spring as to candidacy
for renomination.
Cnvellier Miikcs a Change.
i ALAMEDA, Aug. 2. — Before the
money from the next tax levy becomes
available in November the City Trus
tees figure that there will be a deficit
in the municipal funds of ' nearly
$8000 and have therefore decided to
pay nothing but salaries and smaller
bills until the city treasury is replen
ished- Several large bills of the Contra
Costa Water Company have been laia
over for payment.
City Funds Are Short.
OAKLAND, Aug. 2. — Mrs. W. N.
Benedict, who was said to have eloped
with Rev. Charles W. Hoag, pastor of
the Plymouth-avenue Congregational
Church, has written to her husband
under date of July 28 from Denver.
She says that she is with friends and
that she has not seen Hoag and does
not know where he is. Mrs. Hoag
says that she has received a letter
from her missing husband and that
he is in Los Angeles. .
Mrs. Benedict in Denver.
OAKLAND, Aug. 2. — A large the
ater party was given at the Liberty
Theater this evening by Alameda Par
lor No. 47, N. S. G. W. f the members
and their friends occupying nearly 800
seats In the center of the house. The
entrance of the theater was hand
somely decorated with "bear" flags.
The members of the Alameda Hospital
Corps attended the party in full uni
The officers of Alameda Parlor who
arranged for the party are: Past
president, E. J. Probst; president,
Charles Rock; vice president, A. T.
Sousa; second vice president, W. M.
Walkup" Jr.; third vice president, S.
Hyams; marshal;, Herman Bolte, re
cording secretary; A. V. Fishr; finan
cial. secretary, C. T. Rose; treasurer,
Louis Fischer; trustee, H. M. Pond.
Members of Alameda Parlor and Their
Friends Visit the Liberty
OAKLAND, Aug. 2. — The following
marriage licenses were issued by the
County Clerk to-day: Carl L. Carl
son! over 21, and Ina R. Cutler, over
18, both of Alameda; Wallace Alexan
der, 39, and Mary F. "Winn, 25, both
of San Francisco; Harry B. Chick,
over 21, and Effle C. Reid, over 18,
both of San Francisco; Charles A.
Miller, over 21, Coalinga, and Sarah
F. Woodruff, over 18, Oakland; Peter
J. Connolly, 24, San Francisco, and
Estelle A. Marsh, 19, Monterey.
Marriage Licenses.
Mrs. Hattle Tabor and her daughter. Miss
Alice Tabor, arrived home yesterday from
Honolulu, where they were the guests of rela
tives for several months. They came up from
the Islands on the nailing: vessel W. H Marston
and were thirty-eight days in making the voy
e^e. '
John Herrwood Clover. *on of Mr. and Mrs
Qeorec ' M. ¦ Clover I of ! 152S Alameda avenue!
took as hiw bride yesterday Miss Ethel Putnam
the marriage being celebrated in San Jose*
Among the wedding uruests were- Mr. and Mrs!
G. M. Clover, Emory V. Clover. MIws Clarice
Clover, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Greeley, Miss Verna
Grceley, Mia* Roberts and Miss Lola Hinckel
all of this city; Mr. and Mrs. Emerson and
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Clover of San Francisco-
Louis Fpaulding and Miss Lena Tiach of Oak
land: Mrs. F. C. 'LanK, Miss Mario Means and
George Cummerford of Indianapolis; Miss
Ksther Clover, Fred Thbmao arid Mise Ward • •
Miss I»u!s« Brampton of the local Bchool
department has returned from a vacation at
fc-iefcler's b'ptlrra.
g Stephen V. Costerio or San Francisco was the
guest yesterday of Mr. and -Mrs. A. J. Torres
t>f 21C5 Fan Jose avenue. » - ••
ALAMEDA. Aug. 2.— Colonel and Mrs. A.
C. Glrard received at their home at ihe corner
of Ban Jose avenue* and Grand street Monday
evening in honor of the sixty-third Bnniversary
of the -birthday of the former. More than
one hundre* friends of Colonel Glrard and his
wife were present, among whom were Mrs
Frederick Echwatka and Miss Frederlca
Schwatka, Mr. and Mre. Carpcntier, Mrs.
IJourn. the Mlssca Carpentler Mrs. • T J
O'Connor, Miss Belle O'Connor, Mins BeVsie
O'Connor. Mr. and Mrs. Percy O'Brien. Miss
Louise Maguire, Mr. and Mrs; Harwood Mor
gan. Miss Morgan, Miss Edna Montgomery
Edward Montgomery, Mrs. E. A. Koerper Mrs
C. B. Warraad.
ProfesFor and Mrs. Albin Putzker received
the students in Professor Putzker's claes in
German literature at the university last Friday
evening at their home at iltJOO Telegraph ave
nue. The guest9 were entertained during the
evening by Mrs. A. L. Wycoff and Miss Lucy
Blackman, who eang and played.
BERKELEY, Aug. 2. — Announcement Is
made of the engagement of Morris C Jame?,
principal of the Berkeley High School, and Miss
Juliet II. Lombard, a teacher In the Le Conte
Grammar School, the Interesting news having
been given out to-day at an Informal gather-
ing of teachers in the assembly-room at the
high school. No time has been set for the
weddinp, though it is understood that it will
take place Boon. Mr. James has been connect
ed with the high school several years, first as
Instructor in Greek and Latin and then as
principal. Mis* Lombard If- a daughter of Mrs.
S. W. Lombard of 11U3 Haste street.
Deputy City Treasurer W. H. J. Matthews
has returned from a trip through Lake County
and is aealn at work.
Ucyd Cathny. Lawrence Cadogan, Edward
Bray and E. C. Sessions Jr. have returned from
EUue Lakee.
Mrs. J. A. Folgrer has returned from a visit
to her son, Athearn Folger, at San Mateo.
Julius T. Prince and wife have returned
from a three weeks' outing at Cloverdale, So
noma County.
Mre. George Humphrey will give a reception
to-morrow In honor of Mrs. Asa Mendenhall,
formerly Miss Florence Hatch. Mrs. Humphrey
was matron of honor at Mra. Mendenhall' s re
cent weddir;.
Mrs. A. F. Trahan, son and daughter, ac
companied by Carl Will, have returned from
their vacation. They were gueFts of Mrs. C.
W. l>>r.£ of Truckee and visited Lake Tahoe.
O. B. Caldwell and his wife have Just re
turned from their summer home at Mesa
Grande on the Russian River. Mn. Caldweli
will be at home on the first Monday of tach
month. '
The Rev. Thomas Boyer, pastor of the First
Christian Church of this city, who has been
attending the convention of Christian churches
at Kanta Cruz, ha« just returned home, accom
panied by his wife and E. A. Hugrill. Ilev.
Mr. Boyer delivered the closing address of the
Charles E. Snook, attorney for the regents
of the State University, has returned from a
trip to the Yosemlte Valley.
Mrs. Charles Click of Marshalltown, Iowa,
1b In Oakland on a visit to her cousin, Mrs. J.
E. Whlnnery, who resides at 4o6 Tblrty-aeventh
OAKLAND, Auff. 2.— Rev. William Carson
Fhaw, rector of the Church of the Advent In
East Oakland, has returned from his vaca
'_.;OakIai}d Transit Files Blanket Appli
•--..cation Co'verius Portions of Streets
:•. .'. f:.*Xo Lonarcr Used for Service.
."'¦ OAKLAND, Aug. 2.— In a blanket
'.ajiplic'a'tion for abandonment of fran
,'ch-i'ses.; the Oakland Transit Consoli
/."dated .asks the City Council to relieve
¦'it .'of a- Tot of privileges that have be
¦ corY*. useless ' under the company's
".. pr'e'seht scheme of streetcar service.
.'; : ;'lnvluded in its petition are fran
.'.chises • covering portions of Second,
. ywrriSon, Alice, Madison, Eleventh.
/East. . E-levrrith, East Tenth. East
• >T\yeirth- and First streets and Sixth
',iVijq' Kighth avenues.
'. : The company long ago abandoned
X:uy service on most of these thorough
: ; fares. Some of the franchises were
•¦assigned -to the consolidated corpora
tion fn the- process of absorption of
. the former independent lines.
- The longest single stretch of road
'included in the application for aban
•dcr.mfenfis'the "Eleventh-street line,"
•whjch formerly was operated along
¦Twelfth street, from Broadway to
: Harrison, to Eleventh, to East
• Eleventh, to Eighth avenue to East
Twelfth street, to Thirteenth avenue.
.-This line has been eliminated 4n the
working out of a new system of ser
vice for East Oakland.
• ' Work has begun to connect the new
'.Fourth avenue Key route line at East
Eighteenth street with the East Oak
. l*»nd route along the latter thorough
OAKLAND, Aug. 2.— The commit
tee appointed by the Merchants' Ex
change to confer with the officials or
the Southern Pacific Company regard
ing the inauguration of an all-night
ferry service , between Oakland and
San Francisco reported at the meeting
of the directors of the exchange this
evening that they' had been unable
to see the proper officials up to the
present time, although they had made
two visits to the headquarters of the
company for the purpose.
Committee Makes Report.
Sacramento Parent Asks the Oakland
Police Department to Be on Look
out for Eloping Pair.
OAKLAND, Aug. 2. — N. H. Shaver,
residing at 1623 H street, Sacramento,
has asked the Oakland police to help
In a search for his daughter, Edith
Miss Shaver, according to her
father, has eloped from the capital
city with a man whose identity was
not disclosed by the father to the po
Shaver thinks his runaway daugh
ter and her companion are in hiding
either in Oakland or in San Francisco.
This is the only * unincorporated
town in the county that is lit by elec
tricity. Those who contributed to the
contract are W. D. Sanborn. W. A.
Leggett, C. A. Daehn, E. B. Freese, J.
H. Wharff, Theodore Schoefer, Her
man Goelich, T. E. Hooper, W. K.
Garrettson, Mrs. G. B. Starr, J. A.
Kane, W. B. Malick, Charles Critch
low, W. C. Galbraith, E. Hoffman, M.
Knauer, R. B. Myers, H. E. Sebolt,
Henry Hansen, G. A. Fricke, P.
Brown, D. Ervin, H. O. Olsen, W.
Mosttler, C. S. Alvord and W. A. Re
\V. D. Sanborn, general agent of the
Burlington Railroad system in San
Francisco, took the matter in hand
and interested a number of public
spirited residents. They made an
agreement with the Suburban Electric
Company, which had its wires near
Elmhurst, with the result that to
night, for the first time, a portion ofl
the town is as well lighted as its
neighbor, San Leandro.
OAKLAND, Aug. 2. — The citizens of
the thriving suburban town of Elm
hurst have taken the matter of street
lighting into their own hands and. the
beginning of an electric system was
put into operation to-night. Elmhurst
has arrived at the dignity of a town,
though it is not incorporated, and for
this reason there is no system of mun
icipal lighting. The population war
rants an electric system, but there is
no way that this could be acquired ex
cept by the work of individual citi
Citizens Tnke the Matter in Hand
with Higldy Beneficial
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Aug. 2.— John
C. Hoagland of McKittrick was shot
by Beverly English and Instantly killed
last* night at 10:30 in a camp near the
beach at Cayucos. Although an in
quest was held to-day no explanation
of the affair could be obtained, there
being no eye witnesses to the shooting.
English had lived with the Hoagland
family for the past three years. The
party arrived at Cayucos about i
o'clock yesterday afternoon from Mo-
Kittrick and pitched their tent among
other campers.
As near as can be learned, after
spending the evening together in the
Cayucos saloons the two men went to
their camp and quarreled. English
shot Hoagland twice with a 22-caliber
Mrs. Hoagland heard the men quar
reling: when they arrived and heard her
husband order English out of the camp.
The shots quickly followed, but in the
darkness little could be seen. English
gave himself up as soon as he could
find an officer. After the inquest he
was brought to San Luis Obispo and
lodged in Jail.
The Jury, after listening to the testi
mony of eleven campers, found a ver
dict of death from gunshot wounds.
Mrs. Hoagland has several children
with her and has come to San Luis
Obispo with her camp outfit. English
is a young man and a brother of Un
dertaker Robert English of Arroyo
Grande. Hoagland was an old man,
while his wife is quite young.
Mameda Counts
R. A. and Florence E. Uerry to Clarence M
Hardy, lot l.J and N half of lot 14. block -B,
map So. '2. ISateman Tract. Berkeley trecorded
August 1. 1WM); $10.
rierena A. Dowlinjr (single) to William Munn.
lot on S iine of Sherman avenue. 95« E of
Talegraph. E C4.K7. S Iir..,J7 W 64.51. M 117,
lot 21 and E 4 feet at lot 26. map subdivision
Mosswootl Tract, Oakland; $10.
J. S. and Clara Myers to Melanie Reeb
(widow), lot on S line of Twelfth street. IjXJ.-MI
W of Market. W 2T»:10. S 113:2. E 25, N 1W:1O
blwk Q. Oakland Central Homestead. Oak
land; $10.
Wellington Jr. and Leonie Greirs to P. - D.
and Carrie L. O" Brien. lot on SE corner of
Seventh and Chestnut streets. E 25 by 9 8U, '
block K4G. Oakland; J10.
William and Err.ma Thompson to Frank. J.
and Annie C. ilnnahan, lot on W line of Pin»
street, SI N of Taylor. N 27 by XV 93, portion
lota 4." and 4rt, plat of subdivision- of block
402. Oakland Point. Oakland: $1(>.
D. R. and Mary A. McN'elll to Genevra E.
Bopga (single), lot 25. Idora Park Tract. Oak
land: $10.
Giovanni and Matilda Gotelli to Pietra
Leonardinl. lots 2t> and 27 map Glascock and
Blow Tract., Oakland; $10.
Henry A. and Mabel L. Dodsa to Sophia and
Leopold Frauneder. lot 21. Piedmont Tract.
Oakland Township; $10.
Gforse and Carrie R. Sterling to the Realty
Syndicate (a corporation*, lot on W line, of
Adeline street at intersection with S line of lot
1. X 05. W 135. M 23. W 150. S 127.15. E 2^S
to beginning, portion lot 1. map H. C. Dohr's
Homestead. Emeryville. Oakland Township (ex
eepting email portion in SE corner, which con
stitutes portion 30-foot right of way of Can
fornla and Nevada Railroad Company); $10.
Same to same, same proj>erty as described
in twenty-fifth deed of transfers 4127. August
2. 1904, Rice to Sterling. Oakland Township ;
Edith M. and Joseph Pirns Jr. to Henry C.
McCabe, lot on K line of Wellington (now
Deakln) street. 150 N of Ashby avenue Jf
50 by E 1.15. lot 4. block C. Suburban Tract.
Berkeley; $10.
Mary A. Mler (widow) to Charles W. Mler.'
lot on NW corner of Sixth and Fallen streets.
N 23 by W 10O, lot 20, block 133. Dillon prop
erty. Oakland; $10.
Kcssuth Gor e to Thomas and William H.
O' I'rien, rerecord 007 D 50. lot on E line of
McCall street. 11S:'5 X or Martposa or Fifty
ninth. N 200 by E 107. lots 27 to 31, map
rcsubdiv'.sion block A, Brumagim Tract. Oak
land; $10.
The Realty Syndicate to Harlow P. Ban
croft, lot 15 and S 15 feet of lot 14, block D.
Alpine Tract. Oakland; $10.
Same to Alexander S. Fray, lot 7. block C.
Sather Tract, Oakland Township; $10.
John C. and Mary F. Lynch to Jonas I.
Bowers, lot on N line of K^rkeley way. 223
W of Grove (Sherman) street. W 75 by N
125, portion range 2. Hardy Tract. Berkeley;
Lillie Winters (sln«Ie> to Annie Jacpbson,
(widow), iota 1. 2. 5. \ o to 12, II. 20 and 22,
¦VVInfleld place. Berkeley ¦ $10
Northern Companies Will Profit by
Recent Action of Their South
ern Competitors.
SEATTLE, Aug. 2. — In view of the
action of the San Francisco and Port
land steamship companies in deciding
not to carry cargoes destined for ports
in the war zone of the Orient, the Bos
ton Steamship Company and the Nip
pon Yusen Kaisha of Seattle are pre
paring to increase their fleets in order
to handle the increased export and
import trade which they believe will
be deflected to this port. The Boston
Steamship Company has made offers
for two extra boats and states that
In case the trade demands it they will
secure others. Officials of both com
panies give it as, their belief that the
business of Puget Sound will greatly
increase through the action of the
southern companies.
Fresno Is Made Center of Xew Di
vision, AYhlch Embraces Stock
ton. Visalia and Bakersfield.
FRESNO, Aug. 2. — The expansion
in two years of the telephone system
in the San Joaquin Valley has . sug
gested a new division, with Fresno a3
headquarters. It is announced that
J. W. Tilkyson of San Jose, nh»'ha3
been district manager there, has been
appointed division superintendent.! J.
P. Moble will continue in charpre of the
Fresno district as manager. The new
division includes the four districts off
Fiesno, Stockton, Visalia and Bakers
field. Heretofore the valley has been
included in the division with the coun
try south of Tehachapi.
American, in Open Letter, Tells How
English Dowatcer Countess Charges
for Entertainment.
LONDON, Aug-. 2. — The Daily Mail
publishes an amusing letter . signed
"American Visitor," relating how,
through an advertisement in a Lon
don newspaper, for the sum of ten
guineas weekly the writer Is being en
tertained by a Dowager Countess for
the Goodwood and Cowes seasons. The
arrangement includes introductions to
titled people on condition . that- the
writer avoids American clothes and
American accents. He says he has
numerous similar offers from titled
people in response to his advertise
The Daily Mail says it possesses
documentary evidence of the genuine
ness of the statements.
Board of Supervisors Contracts for
Twenty-Nine Devices of the
Standard Type. • '..
SUISTJNV Aug. 2. — At its 'regular
monthly meeting the Board of Super
visors contracted for twenty-nine
Standard voting machines for use
throughout the county at a cost off
$650 each. The machines are to be
delivered on or before October 1 and
are to be used at the coming general
election. There are now forty voting
precincts in the county, but this num
ber will be reduced to twenty-nine to
conform with the number of machines.
Ranch Foreman Cuts His Throat.
SUISUN, Aug. 2. — While crazed
from a drunken debauch John Coyell,
foreman of the Captain Boynton
ranch, yesterday cut his throat with a
razor. Coveli is now in the County
Hospital. He haa a fair chance off
Bandits Shoot Chinese Farmer.
STOCKTON, Aug. 2. — Louis How, a
Chinese potato raiser, was held up by
a masked highwayman about 3 o'clock
this morning on the French Camp
read as he was on his way to Stockton
with a load of potatoes. He resisted
and was shot In the face. He will
probably recover. Ah Mby. another
potato farmer, came by a little later
and was held up and robbed of %2 50.
SAN JOSE. Aug. 2. — Captain Frank
Dunn,' one of the foremost farmers, off
this valley, died suddenly last night at
his residence near Lawrence "of apo
Prominent Farmer Dies.
LAND, Aug. 2. — Notice of appeal has been
given in the case of Elizabeth H. Hamilton
vs. W. T. Hamilton as principal and Louis
Gottshall and W. M. Kent as his sureties. A
decision was given for the plaintiff, which
Kent is now contesting. The case haa been
In the courts for years and the claim of Eliza
beth Hamilton against her guardian has
grown from $280 until the accumulation of
Interest and and principal amount to $S25 68.
LAND, Aug. 2. — A meeting of the executive
committee on Oakland's new tourist hotel will
be held to-morrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock in
the directors' room of the California Bank.
Chairman C. H. King will submit a report of
the work already accomplished, and it la ex
pected that the committee will consider the
proposition to Incorporate.
BERKELEY. Aug. 2.— Milton "Wilder, a eon
of J C. Wilder, superintend«nt of the coast
division of the Southern Pacific Company, Its
lying dangerously 111 at the home of hl«
parents having been attacked by muscular
rheumatism and pneumonia. The youth is a
student at the Berkeley High School and a
member of. the Theta Chi fraternity. ;
There is no way to save men except
by suffering with them.
Member of Truck Company Meets
Death While Handling Patent
JERSEY CITY, N. J.. Aug. *;—
Jeseph Campbell, a member of . the
company attached to No. 3 fire truck.
was killed last night by the explosion
of a fire extinguisher which he had
taken off the truck to use at a fire.
It is supposed that in taking the
extinguisher from the truck he shoved
together the acid and carbonater of
soda it contained and thus produced
combustion, the force of which blew
out the bottom of the cylinder. ¦>
SANTIAGO DE CHILI. Auff- 2— The Unit*
States cruiser Tacoma, which is searching fcr
the mlssinr American merchant vessel Con*,
tnaush, has arrived at Coquimbo, Chila.
There are contests in only three of
the four Assembly districts. In the
Forty-sixth District E. K. Strowbridge
of Haywards has no opposition. Oppo
sition to P. M. Walsh, incumbent in the
Forty-eighth District, has been stilled
and he has the field to himself. J. A.
Bliss will probably succeed himself in
.the Fiftieth, though a local Super
visorial fight cuts in at this point. W.
H. Waste will go back in the Fifty
second District. In the Forty-seventh
District in Alameda, R. B. Tappan is
making a fight against J. Clem Bates,
the present Representative. The pre
diction in. that city is generally of
Simpson for Senator and Bates for the
Assembly, as against Taylor for Sena
tor and Tappan for the Assembly. In
.the Forty-ninth District there is a de
cided fight on between J. J. Burke and
Morris Flynn. It Is understood that J.
W. Mott, present Representative, will
not again be a candidate. . In the Fifty
first District R. H. E. Espey and C. G.
Dodge are candidates.
. . There is only one fight jn the Super
visorial field. C. F. Hof ner will be re
nominated from the Fifth District and
H. D. Rowe from the Fourth District.
In the Fifth District there Is a fight
between John Mitchell, George E. Ran
dolph and George Fitzgerald. Mitchell
has most of the leaders of his district
behind him and the Indications are that
if Fitzgerald runs it will be with the
Union Labor nomination, which he can
have for the asking, leaving the fight
for the Republican nomination between
Randolph and Mitchell. ? •
An enthusiastic meeting of the Sec
ond Ward Republican Club was held
at Milton Hall to-night to* indorse the
renomlnation of Supervisor John
Mitchell. The club, 200 strong, received
his name with cheers and voted unan
imously to work and vote, for his nom
ination and re-election to office. His
candidacy was given hearty support
by Attorney C. E. Snook, Councilman
Elliott, Police Judge Mortimer Smith
and others and upon primary day every
member of the club will use all his in
fluence with friends to gain their sup
port of Mitchell's candidacy.
BERKELEY, Aug. 2.— The South
Berkeley Republican Club held a meet
ing last night in Lorin Hall and list
ened to impromptu speeches. Dr. W.
M. Rowley acted as chairman. A com
mittee consisting of R. C. Staats. R. A.
Nickel and Thomas Stevenson was ap
pointed to arrange with the Berkeley
Republican Club for delegates to the
County Convention. A special meeting:
of the club' will be held next Monday
The campaign in Alameda County is
moving apace as the time for the pri
maries approaches. Local political
clubs are being organized and old ones
revived; candidates are announcing:
themselves, and there are many indi
cations of approaching political strug
Not many officers will be balloted for
this year in Alameda County, rhe leg
islative ticket and three . Supervisors
constitute the county ticket this year.
While there is great interest in the
State at large in the United States Sen
atorial question this subject Is the least
referred to in Alameda County affairs.
The Senatorial question apparently
has little to do with the very few con
tests for Republican legislative nomi
nations, in every case the contests be
ing of a purely local character. i
Three Senators will be nominated,
one for the unexpired term of J. R.
Knowland. who will be the nominee for
Congress to succeed Victor H. Metcalf.
In the Thirteenth District J. G. Mat
tos Jr., at present an Assemblyman, has
no opposition. In the Fourteenth Dis
trict W. M. Simpson is pitted against
former Senator E. K. Taylor for suc
cessor to Mr. Knowland. This contest
is a local one between two factions of
the party. In the Fifteenth District G.
R. Lukens will undoubtedly succeed
himself, though there has been some
talk of an opposition candidate who has
not yet materialized.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
1016 Broadway, Aug. 2
"W. S. Melick, secretary of the State
Board of Examiners, has begun an ex
pert examination of the accounts of
various philanthropic institutions in
this neighborhood which are recipients
of State aid. This work inaugurates
a semi-annual inspection of all such
institutions in the State. >
Secretary Melick shows that 8530
orphan children are partly supported
by the State, which makes an annual
appropriation of 5512,000 for the pur
pose. -In Oakland and its environs
there are five orphan asylums or chil
dren's homes that receive State aid.
The amounts disbursed to these In
stitutions are as follows: Fred Finch
Orphanage, $11,000; Beulah Orphanage,
$2000; Golden Gate Orphanage, $2000;
Ladies' Relief Society Home,' $5500;
West Oakland Home, $5600.
These inspections will be carried on
as a check upon impositions which
Melick says are practiced by parents
on the homes. He declares that many
half-orphans are sent to the asylums
when either a father or a mother -is
amply able to support them.
Melick announced that of the school
bonds recently sold by Oakland the
State Board of Examiners had
purchased $320,000 worth at par, using
State school land funds to pay for the
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
1016 Broadway, Aug. 2.
Division No. 53 of the Order of Rail
road Telegraphers, which is the division
of that order covering the lines' of the
Southern Pacific Company, has followed
the recent moves of President Harri
man in consolidating his railroad in
terests, and hereafter Division No. 53
will include all of the Harriman lines
west of Green River, Wyo., New Or
leans, La., and south of Portland, Or.
An order has just been issued by Grand
President H. B. Perham of the Order
of " Railroad Telegraphers from his
headquarters at St. Louis notifying W.
K. Davidson of this city that from Aug
ust 1 his jurisdiction as chairman of
Division No. 53 would include not only
the old Southern and Central Pacific
lines, but also the Oregon Short Line,
the Oregon Railroad and Navigation
Company and that portion of the Union
Pacific between Ogden, Salt Lake and
as far east as Green River. This makes
Division No. 53 the largest in the
United States, both in point of mileage
and membership.
This change in the jurisdiction was
made in order to facilitate Davidson's
handling of the work of the order.
When Harriman divided his railroads
into a number of sections under gen
eral managers he changed the old junc
tion points that bad existed for so
many years. At Salt Lake City W. H.
Bancroft was given charge of the old
Central Pacific Railroad from Sparks,
New, to Ogden, and of the Union Pa
cific Railroad from Ogden to Green
River, and also of the Oregon Short
Line, while to E. E. Calvin at Portland
was given the Oregon Railroad and
Navigation Company in addition to his
lines of the Southern Pacific Company
in Oregon. Perham decided that the
work of Davidson upon this coast was
so satisfactory and his relations with
the official of the company were so
cordial that he would add this new ter
ritory to his jurisdiction, which may in
time extend over the entire Union Pa
cific system.
The headquarters of Division No. 53
is in this city, with Mr. Davidson as
the head and D. W. Koppikus as the
secretary. The divisions of the order
that formerly existed upon the Oregon
Railroad and Navigation Company's
lines and upon the Oregon Short Line
have been discontinued. The new divi
sion has over 2000 members.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
101C Broadway, Aug. 2.
The fire broke out early this morn
ing. There were ?only two people in
the house, / and they easily escaped
with their effects. As the fire alarm
system is not working in that section
yet, it was a long time before the fire
department could be summoned. Even
when the apparatus did arrive it was
useless, because the hose was not long
enough to reach the fire from the first
hydrant. All the firemen could do
was to let the building burn down.
Hugh McCall conducted the hotel.
The damage will be about $5000. There
is almost, enough insurance to cover it.
. The Bath Beach Hotel, a familiar
landmark in West Berkeley, blazed Its
way to a glorious death by fire last
night, and all the pioneers of the dis
trict saw the withered old frame ex
pire in the flames. It used to be the
San Pablo schoolhouse in the long
ago, and the people who knew it then
were sorry to see it fall a victim to
fire after serving its country so many
Berkeley Office San Francisco Call,
2148 Center Street, Aug. 2.
No. .53 Now the Largest
in Membership and Mile
age in the United States
Blot Out the Life of a
Withered Frame That Was
Long Ago a Schoolhouse
'¦'.Thj*r.e is some little doubt as to
whether ;Alameda County comes under
the : Carrie, class as Fresno County, for
wiitch -the recent Supreme Court de
¦«.{pioTi-A^as rendered, .and there is talk
Ht-jta VJn'g- jUw matter into the courts
here and getting a diract decision for
jjiis'-'tnunty. . <\>nstaD!ee Iloderick of
'\yashir.s*orr • Township. Ramage of
liM«?-p"'arid Locke of Pleasanton have
Interviewed'. District Attorney Allei^
"an<i--<LV->u.ni > y- Auditor Baoon. and it is
Ijk^Vy" th^at mandamus proceedings will
¦1be.fcfstit'yted;apainst the latter to com
t^l -¦him., to pay the salaries in the
4&t$til^Kay«/* This would immediately
.'bring' t"he issue before a local Judge.
./C'ohttabie II. A- Cramer. of Brooklyn
Township- : has. appointed L. B. Van
licr'Orift and A. S. yuadros as depu
;*««&;¦ Constable Joseph Olynipia of San
i;oan<iro - has appointed Manuel JJorge
a; ijojiuty "par Eden Township; "Consia
bfe 11. T. "llernrBtead has appointed H.
;ilniairuel a deputy for Oakland Town
*htjV Constable Tom Carroll has ap
.'¦jtoin'tVi.' J. 'H. Herald a deputy for
Brooklyn: Township; Constable Morris
iiane ¦ has ..' appointed Henry Happ a
depHjiytor Oakland Township.
:. The'. arrest of tramps is one of the
lijost lucrative .sources of revenue at
th^ oVjicTnand of the officials. Such a
c^cdo'n./vvHJ be thrown about each town
and- harrilet. '.as almost to preclude the
•j>psf<ib{]ilv' of a man with blankets
jiafcSiufr.'throug'h' the country without
TalKnz into the hands, again and again,
ol'. some. * >f these officials. When per
:syhs.Arrested, have served their sen
it<*&c.^-ihVy will be passed along to the
.•VUFreeTs" of -the next township.
Six deputy constables were appointed
io-divy.as a cUreet consequence of are
:tui-n i>-> tft<?-oMfc<? system under which
tuht-tahJeB ..and justices of the pea^e
*re;. riiu' far services rendtred. From
> : flat month iy * salary the constables
.have' suddenly been thrown upon their
yai> .ingenuity in order to make their
; l>iJiBl lions' • return ¦ them a living, and
xh^y.. are no\v- preparing to make these
j:ii>t : vfe-. as' profitable as possible. Depu
ties-are-to.be stationed alonjr the rail
'ruini tracks and " the . highway that
Lrar.ips -frequent. K\ ery arrest means
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
> ' 10]6 liroadway, Aup. 2.
vrijl IV /Impossible for a
; Man Carrying Blankets
(olio Through the County
Murderer Had Lived at Home
of Victim and No Cause
for the Crime Is Apparent
Meetings Are Being Held
and Candidates Are De
claring Their Ambitions
. «
Official Declares Parents
Impose on Institutions
That Care for Children
Constables Prepare to Fill
the Jails as a Means
•of Earning a Living
Secretary of Board of Ex
aminers Checks Up the
State - Aided Orphanages
Campaign Begins With, a
Very Few Fights in the
Eanks of Republicans
Beverly English Slays John
C. Hoagland After a Quar
rel on Beach at Cayucos
Bath Beach Hotel, After
Long- Career in Berkeley,
Is Destroyed by Fire
Local Division of Order
of Railroad Telegraphers
Absorbs More Territory
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