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PETALUMA. Sept 20.— A. M.
Phalin, for eight years School Superin tendent of Contra Costa County, died in this city to-day. He came here a week ago on business and was stricken with paralysis. Deceased taught school In Contra Costa County for twenty years. He was a prominent Odd Fellow • and his home lodge at Concord will have charge of his fu neral at the place. Phalin was a na tive of New York, aged 70 years. He leaves no relatives. Death Calls an Educator. RICHMOND, Va,, Sept. 20. — The Supreme Grove, United Ancient Or der of Druids of the United States, met In biennial session here to-day. It is understood that San Francisco will be the next place of meeting. LATE SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. SAN FRANCISCO TO GET NEXT DRUIDS' CONVENTION IDENTIFIED AS LENTHOU— Lcuis Hoda railed at the Monrue yesterday and identified as tUat of F. I^nthol the body of the man •who Jumped oTT Vailejo-street wharf last Monday morning with a paving t<tone tied around hti waist. I>?nthol was a native of Fwltserland and a cock. He told Uoda on Sunday that he had noth!ng to live for and that be Intended to throw hlmeelf into the tajr. THE HAGUE, Sept. 20. — Queen Wilhelmina reopened the States Gen eral to-day. In the speech from the throne the Queen said the home in dustries of the Netherlands were not competing satisfactorily with foreign enterprise and that the finances of the Dutch industries and the Nether lands needed strengthening. The Queen announced also the forthcom ing introduction of bills providing for old age pensions and higher education. QUEEN WILHELMINA OPENS PARLIAMENT M. Baraett, president of* the Pied mont Improvement Club, addressed the meeting. The officers of the Mas ter Builders' • Association are: Presi dent. P. H. Pinkerton; vice president, P. J. Brophy; secretary, F. J. Wilson: treasurer. C. W. WllWna. There Isn't one single Item In these eleven projects that you cannot vote for honestly and conscientiously. We are going to have a blr parade for bonds Monday evaalng. Every man In the city who believes In this city should be In line that night. »u°uia In opening the meeting President Pinkerton said the purpose of the ses sion was understood. Without pre liminary he introduced P. M. Fisher, principal of the Polytechnic High School. Mr. Fisher recalled the fail ure of the city to vote bonds for parks at Adams Point a few years ago. Professor W. E. Gibson spoke on "Greater Oakland, a City Reaching from Alameda to San Leandro," and G. W. Langorj claim that the bond scheme would benefit all sections of the city. _ Edwin Stearns, secretary of the Board of Trade, said: I am for the bonds. So far as the Central Park* r 11 • Is concerned, let any man look at the elte. Go for yourselves and see. That is the way to -settle It. If you do go you will not only vote for it. but will call your friends to vote for that Item as well as every other A park is one of th« very few things In the world which benefits the poor -man equally with the rich. The poor man gets this benellL but he does not have to pay for it. The Master Builders' Association of Alameda County heard a number of prominent citizens to-night at the as- BOciatlon headquarters, 425 Fifteenth street, on the subject of the proposed bond issue. P. H. Pinkerton, president of the association, was chairman. Strong ' speeches, advocating every item of the project, were made. Stress was laid upon the importance of the bond scheme as affecting the status of Oakland as one of the progressive communities of the Pacific Coast. Note was made of the benefits which would be derived from the expenditure of 52,490,000 among the people of the city. The park urojects were given special attention. ALAMEDA. S«?pt- 20. — While riding his bicycle at a fast clip early this morning, Frank Gottsteln, a newsboy 12 years of age,* collided with a cart driven by Peter Lane on Railroad avenue, near St. Charles street, and cusUJned injuries that may cause his death. Throe of the lad's ribs were fractured and the lungs punctured. Dr. A. A. Stafford, who is attending the patient at the Alameda Sanitari um, says that the little fellow's chances of surviving are about even. Boy Bicyclist Injnrcd. Michael Moore made an unsuccess ful attempt to destroy his family last night at his residence, 51 Shotw'ell street. Moore was frenzied with drink. Because his dinner was not cooked to suit him, he pulled a revolver out of his pocket and fired four shots through the door of a room where his aged father/ and mother and other members' of the family were seated. . Moore then left and was arrested by Patrolman James Doran and locked up in the Seventeenth-street police station. He recently returned from a sea voyage and bears the reputation of being the black sheep of his family. Michael Moore Finds Fault With Din ner and Fires Four Shots at Father anil Mother.' INDORSE BOND SCHEME. DRUNKEN MAN ATTEMPTS TO MURDER HIS FAMILY OAKLAND. Sept. 20. — In order to 'pet. S500 from the estate of his grand-uncle, George W. Burn ham, who died recently at Berkeley, George Walter Bootes changed his najne to that of George Walter Burn ham by the grace of the Superior Court to-day. He Is 18 years of age, and by a provision of his uncle's will if he thought enough of him to change his name for that figure, well and jrood. The uncle, however, thought that 5500 was enough to pay for a name even after he was dead, and al though he left an estate valued at about $17,000, this was all the boy can get. Georee Walter % Bootes Becomes Grarce Walter Bnrnliam for the Sum of $500. CHANGES HLS NA3IE FOR CONSIDERATION At the meeting of the Police Com missioners last night a communication was read from the Chinese Consul General protesting against the alleged invasion of- low opium Joints and dens by guides and patrolmen with parties of visitors and strangers. Commissioner Howell was loudly cheered by a contingent from Carville when he announced that he would op pose the granting of a liquor license to Newton C. Terwilliger or to others on the ocean boulevard. Action on Terwilliger's application went over. The licenses of Charles A. Neuman and Joseph Espittaller were revoked, as the police found evidence that they purchased quantities of stolen cigars. Chinese Consul General Appears Be fore Police Commissioners With ¦.¦ . "' . a Complaint. The crews of the two cars held up were brought down here to-day and they agree that Hall answers the de scription of the man who robbed them. Hall had a hearing before Jus tice Booth this morniner and was com mitted to await the action of the Su perior Court. He says he spent Sat urday night, the occasion of the last hold-up,- in Oakland, but cannot tell where. He Is a waiter by trade and according to his statement arrived in San Francisco from the Lucin cut-off last Thursday. SAN 1IATEO, Sept. 20. — James Hall was caught by Deputy Sheriff Bartlett and- Constable Sheehan at 2 o'clock this morning robbing the meat market of Brady, & Schick. He an swered the published description of the highwayman who recently held up the cars of the United Railroads and is believed by the officers to be the man. San Matco Officers Arrest Thief at Work and Believe He Is Street Car Banfllt. THINK' THEY HAVE MAN WHO HELD UP CONDUCTORS OBJECTS TO STRANGERS VISITING OPIUM DENS Berkeley Office San Francisco Call, 2148 Center street, Sept. 20. To the accompaniment of stirring words the shore blocks were knocked from beneath the Republican ship in Lorin Hall to-night and the voyage be "gun over the political sea. It was the formal opening of the Republican cam paign in Alameda County and 300 men and women saw it. The meeting was held under the aus pices of the South Berkeley Republican Club. R. E. Nickel, president of the club, presided. The speakers were J. R. Knowland, nominee for Congress; W. H. Waste, nominee for the Assem bly; Supervisor John Mitchell, Trustee R. C. Statts, Charles E. Thomas and J. R.Lord. ' ' •'}•¦'' f ¦*'¦¦¦ r •- In his opening remarks Knowland re ferred to the necessity, of immediate registration and complimented the South Berkeley Club upon its efforts to get every man In line. Continuing he said: The campaign will open formally for us on October 1. It seems to me that the burden then will be principally with the Democrats. They have not found one good reason yet why there should be a change of power. • That Is very discouraging. Indeed — for the Democrats. But U's hard to find vulnerable spots in the armor of a party that has ruled as splendidly and faithfully aa the Republican party, fulfilled all Its promises and given the country what It needs more than anything else— prosperity. If the Democrats could promise us prosperity and convince the people that they would keep the promise, they might win. But they cannot do this. In closing, Knowland pleaded for the re-election of State Senator J. R. Lu kens and Assemblyman Waste. The De Koven Club and Frank Argall assisted with songs, while pipes and tobacco helped to make the gruests of the club feel at home. Brief Items. OAKLAND TO HAVE SUNDAY PAPER.— Oakland. Sept. 20. — F. R. Porter, publisher of the- Oakland Echoes, a weekly paper of this city is preparing to begin the publication of a Sunday paper, which will be known as the Sunday Morning Echoes. SUES SUPERINTENDENT OTT. — Oak land, Sept. 20.— Suit for $5000 damages was begun to-day against Superintendent of Streets Ott arid his bondfimen for damages sustained by Mrs Rose McQueeney, ! who alleges she stumbled over a plank obstruction left on A crosswalk. WILL JOIN INTERNATIONAL UNION.— Oakland, Sept. 20. — The Longshore Lumber Handlers' and Tallymen's Union of Oakland ha» voted to affiliate with the International •Longshoremen's Union. A proposition to.af filiate with the State Federation of Labor was voted down. LEAVES FAMILY NOTHING.— Oakland, Sept. 20.— By the will of the late Aaron.Wil liams of 6091 McCall street, filed for probate to-day he leaves his entire estate to the Rev. James Campbell of 610 Folsom street, San Francisco. He says his wife has plenty, of money and his three sons in Australia are In dependently wealthy. ' SUES STEPDAUGHTERS.-^Oakland. Bept. 20.— Sarah L. Bump has begun an action against Sarah A. Dean and Jessie H. Thomas. as executors of the estate of her late.Jiusband's will, to show cause why they have not paid her $125 a. month alimony as ordered by Judge Greene. Nelson Bump her husband, died and left a 950.000 estate to'hls four daughters by a former wife, and. pending a will contest, Mrs. Bump eecured an order for a widow's allow ance. DARKNESS BRINGS INSANITY.—Berke ley. Sept. 20.— James Hlckey of West Berkeley secured a warrant In Justice ! Edgar's court this afternoon for the arrest of his eon. Michael Hickcy, on a charge of Insanity. The father says his eon has threatened several times to kill him with an ax. A strange feature of the youth's mania, according to the father's story. Is that he manifests a desire for blood only in the night time, being ' apparently do cile during the daylight hours. MARRIAGE LICENSES.— Oakland. Sept. 20. —The following marriage licenses were issued by the County Clerk to-day: Otto J. Lercher, over 21, anu Ada M. Lewis, over 18. both or Oakland; Louis J. Oksen, 25. Oakland, and Helene M. Valentine, .20, Haywards; William McNaraee, 36. and Coral Randall. 23. both of San Francisco: John Daly. 46. and Cassle P. Cantelou 30. both of San Francisco; John F. Martin, 20. Newark, and Rosle Silva, 21, Cen tervllle; Henry E. Hoffmann, over 25 and Georgle A. Fulton, aver 21, Alameda. CONFERENCE REAPPOINT8 JENNESS.— Berkeley. Sept. 20.— Out of deference to th« wishes of the conjrnpgatlon the Methodist Con ference has reappolnted the Rev. Charles K. Jenness to the pastorate of Trinity Methodist Church, the largest Methodist organization in Berkeley. Dr. , Jenness will now enter upon the sixth yea r of his pastorate here.- In order to relieve him of some of the burdens entailed by an Increasing congregation, the conference has also appointed him an assistant, the Rev Mr. Kennedy. IMMIGRATION IS DECREASING Fiscal Year's Eeports Show Falling Off in Spite of the Ocean Eate War OF INTEREST TO PEOPLE OF THE PACIFIC COAST New Postoffices — War Department Orders — Patents Issued to In ventors In This State. WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.— New post offices have been established at Wind ham, Alaska, Ira B. Taylor, postmas ter, and at Rawhide, Tuolumne Coun ty, Cal., Julius Alender. postmaster. The proposition of George E. Lund to rent room for postoffice at Fruitvale was accepted, and of James C. Lyons at Juneau, Alaska, : Orders of the War Department — Par ley V. Christensen, Hospital Corps, will be discharged from the army un der the provisions of i general orders No. 4S. Private Davbi-.F.- 'Murphy, Company F, Third Infantry;'. at Van couver Barracks, Washington,' will be sent to the Army General Hospital. San Francisco, for treatment by' X rays. Colonel Charles Smart, assistant surgeon, will proceed from San Fran cisco to Hot Springs. Ark., for- treat ment. Among the patents issued to-day are the following: California — Harry L. Alkus, C. A. Sinclair and W. T. Krtg baum, Oakland, collar; James N. Bos tick, Fresno, Cal., book clamp; John L. Buckingham, Laton, cultivator; Ed ward' J. Griffiths, assignor to Grif fiths, Los Angeles, heat and smudge composition;, Abel Henning, assignor to Dowey Navigation and Trading Company, San Francisco, gas meter diaphragm; Charles B. Huffmaster. San Leandro, steam dome and breech- Ing; Arthur P. Simpson. Sacramento, assignor one-half to B. H. Castle, San Francisco, adding and recording ma chine; Perry J. Waller, Los Angeles, pump piston; Arthur D. Whittemore, Redlands, tank car Indicator. WILD PLANS OF TWO BOYS FRUSTRATED BY POLICE Weapons and Tobacco and Start on Trip. . Alameda Incorriffibles Lay h> Stock of STOCKTON, Sept. 20. — George Kull and Walter Pyne, aged respectively 10 and 12 years, two Incorrigible run aways from Alameda. were arrested in this city thl3 afternoon. The little fel lows ran away yesterday and started out to do things on a • grand scale. George stole $30 frbm his mother and the two boys .went to San Francisco. There they purchased two 22-caHber rifles, and took the boat for Stockton. They arrived in this city this mbrn- Ine and started in to buy the - city. They bought another rifle. ' two tin watches and brass chains, pocket knives and a number of trinkets. When arrested: the youngsters were filling clay pipes. They had $1 50-l«ft. Special Dispatch to Th» Call. CALL BUREAU, HOTEL. BARTON. WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.— In spite ot the ocean rate war during the last few weeks of the fiscal year ending June 80, there was a decrease in immigra tion in 1904 of 44,176 over the previous year. Commissioner General of Immigra tion Sargent points out that while there has been a decrease in immi grants from other countries, those coming from England arose from 26,219 in 1903 to 38,626 in 1904. This is regard-, ed as showing the trend of a better element of immigrants coming "to this country- The total of all Immigrants for last year was 812.870. against 857,046 for 1903. The country sending the greatest number of Immigrants was Italy, for both years. That country. Including Sicily and" Sardinia, contributed 230.622 in 1903 and 193,296 in 1904, a decrease this year of 37,326. Austria-Hungary followed ! Italy closely with 206,011 for 1903 and 177.156 for 1904. The total immigration from Europe in 1903 was 814,507, as against 767,933 in 1904, a decrease of 46,574. Asia In 1903 sent 29.966 and 26,186 In 1904, a decrease of 3780. . V, CONTROLLER PUBLISHES LOCAL BANK REPORTS Will Fight Pear Blight. SUISUN, Sept. 20.— In response to the netition of the fruit irrowers of Solano the Board of Supervisors, to day appointed a county board of hor ticultural commissioners. consNtlrie of H. C. Blake, H. G. Boyce and J R Chadbourne. This action Is the re sult of the menace to pear trees from the disease known as pear blight." The commissioners will make prompt 'and careful inspection and if the disease- is found will endeavor to check it befor» any . destruction results therefrom. At National Instltntions in This City on September 6 Individual De posits Amount to $26,404,426. WASHINGTON. Sept- 20.— An ab stract -of reports made to the Con troller of Currency showing the con dition of national banks in San Fran cisco at close of business on Septem ber 6 makes the following: Loans and discounts f 27.145.225 Money reserve In bank, gold coin.. 8.C6.;.107 Total specie 7.422.471 I.otral tender notes 7.445,410 Individual deposits .' 26.4O4.42fJ Percentage of legal reserve to de posits S6.57 Antomobllist Reaches Count.' VANCOUVER, B. C. r8pp%: ' 20 — Chafrles Gliddon. , who is maitins a tour of the world In an automobile has arrived here from Boston, vfa Minneapolis, having made an averae* of twenty-three miles an hour :Ha was twenty-eight days. In. making the run from . Minneapolis to Vancouver Shortly before the County Clerk's office closed last evening Robert H. Countryman, an attorney, representing Frank A. Maestretti, Hied a suit to re cover 5175,000 from M. H. de Young, proprietor of the Chronicle. . Maes tretti claims he was damaged to that extent by alleged libelous publications in that paper. At a meeting of the Grand Jury last night It was decided by that body not to start an investigation regarding the alleged election frauds at the recent primaries. Foreman. LilUenfeld said the Grand Jury would riot Interfere with the Merchants' Association in the conduct of the case. Fairfax Wheelan and Frank Symmes appeared before the grand Jurors, but were not sworn. A ¦ number of witnesses from the precinct where Charles Wyman is al leged to have used Illegal methods at the primary election were present to give their testimony. S. H. Mann, whose name is alleged to have been fraudulently voted,, testified that he did not vote at all. Fight Against Alleged Violators of the Law. - 3Ierchants' Association to Conduct the OAKLAND, Sept. 20. — A citizens* corr.nittee, composed of M. J. Keller, Theodore Gier, D. C. Brown and D. F. Oliver, requested the Board of Kducation last night to make changes in th^ call for competitive plans for new school buildings. Oliver, as spokesman, declared that there was no intention to cast the slightest doubt ai»on the integrity of the board, but he thought some errors had crept into the call that had debarred many architects from submitting plans. He advocated the selection of a com mittee of architects to advise with the board in the selection of plans. Oli ver also favored a stipulation that Fueces5ful architects should be as sured that they would be appointed to superintend the work. Objection was raised because the board had made an allowance of only one premium for accepted plans. This point. Director Hardy asserted, could not be maintained, as the law re stricted the amount which could be appropriated. Touching the alleged boycott of the competition by the American Institute of Architects, Director George Ran dolph said he believed the board would have no trouble in getting plans. President Wilcox said the board would stand on whnt It had done. Committee Waits on Board of Ednca tion Touching Complaint of Arcliitects. GRAND JURY WILL NOT PROBE ELECTION FRAUDS FTVDS FAULT WITH THE COMPETITION ON PLANS BELGRADE, Servla, Sept. 20.— The representative of Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria at the coronation of King Pe ter here to-morrow arrived at Bel grade to-day, accompanied by 400 Bul garians. - The royal insignia at 5:30 o'clock this afternoon was solemnly conveyed from the palace to the cathedral, where it will be guarded through the night by soldiers. The procession passed through the principal streets, headed by a cavalry officer And two heralds and followed by a detachment of guards carrying the King's standard and the crown, orb and scepter, borne respectively by the Premier, President of the Skupshtina, War Minister and President of the State Council, in state coaches. The body guard company of the guards brought up the rear. The regalia was received by the Metropolitan and three Archbishops, who placed it on the' high altar and consecrated It according to the ortho dox ritual. Onlv invited guests were admitted to the cathedral during the ceremony. The regalia is simple. The scepter is ornamente'd with one large diamond. Soldiers Guard Royal Insignia Which Will Be Used In the Cere mony at Belgrade. KING PETER OF SERVIA TO BE CROWNED TO-DAY Kepublicans Hear Stirring . Words in Support of Their Cause and Its Leaders BERKELEY OPENS PARTY CAMPAIGN A bond rally was held at Idora Park to-night under the auspices of the cam paign committee of the Progress Fed eration. A. V. Feight, a member of the campaign committee, acted as chairman. Among the speakers were F. A. Stearns, John A. Brltton, Dr. E. H. Woolsey and H. C. Capwell. All spoke strongly in favor of the bonds. The land contained within these park grounds boundaries is much more desirable for development for park purposes than would be tn* elevated portions of the Sather tract, which are not included. It takes In Indian gulch, with thousands of flourishing trees (some of which are of great age), and on either aid* extends along, the hills to a height sufficient to giv« a view for many miles; the valley lend Is remarkably rleh, aa It contains the sur face washings for years from the hillsides; the present volume of flowing water can be developed, without doubt, to an extent suffi cient for all of the requirements of th» park; the valley Is wide enough to permit the con struction of winding, shady roadways and paths, on which f20,000 has already been ex pended: It is so sheltered that wonderful re sults may be attained In the growing of tropi cal plants and shrubs; tha tract Is so near the city as to be easily accessible and In every respect it Is an ideal site for Oakland's main park. As for the price — a little more than $1000 an acre — the land Is worth every cent of that sum. not for residence sites, or for vegetable gardening, or for orchards, or for herding sheep or cattle upon, or for general agricultural uses, or for the erection thereon of stores or factories, but for the exact, precise and specific purpose for which the enterprising, loyal ambitious, far-seeing citizenship of Oak land design buying it, to-wit for the creation of pleasure grounds which will. In the com ing y«ars, b* one of the most highly prized of their possessions, and that of generations yet to come. The opponents of the bonds are also endeavor- Ing to make such capital out of the fact that the Realty Syndicate reserves the right to build and oi>erate a railroad line across the extreme eastern end of the tract. It Is well known that one of the enterprises contemplat ed for years by this remarkably enterprising body of Oakland men is the extension of their «lcctrlc car system to San Jose, passing along the northern boundary of Oakland. The fa mous Forest Park, at St. Louis. Is traversed by steam railway lines and It affords a pleas ing entrance Into that city from th« west. An electric car line crossing Oakland's proposed park and reaching down to Santa Clara Coun ty 1 ¦ chief city, would be. not an Injury, but a material advantage to the park. It has been suggested that a grand basket picnic be arranged for next Saturday after noon at Central Park In order that th« peo ple may «e what a choice location has been selecfd for a park by the City Council. Certain It Is. that If this Is to be done many votes for the bond proposition will b« gained thereby. It should be remembered that this is the only large park site possible of acqulre niTt by Oakland for a park with trees and a water -apply, without going a long distance Into the country. , The Progress Federation has issued a statement in regard to the proposed bonds for parks and improvements, as follows: The statement is made by the opponents of the bond proposition that the choice building sites of the Sather tract are outside the boundaries of the proposed Central Park. That statement la correct, but Is In no wise an argument against the purchase of the park site. It is not building locations that aro o>s!red for pleasure grounds, but variety of landscape, vistas of woodland, fertile soil for the growing of plants and shrubs, lawns and flowers, and a flowing stream. The Progress Federation has ar ranged to allow all people of Oakland to visit the proposed park site. All who wish will be supplied with tick ets at the Board of Trade rooms, 510 Twelfth street, and transportation will be furnished from the end of the Fourth-avenue car line to the park and back. The charges that have been made that the site offered to the city aa Central Park Is not what it Is repre sented to be are to be Investigated by a committee constituted of the busi ness representatives of' the city, which will make a report on recent bond Questions. There was a general meeting at the Board of Trade rooms this morning of representatives of all professions and lines of business in Oakland. The meeting was called ; to order by- Judge John Yule, an attorney by profession, and M. J. Keller was elected chair man. Upon the motion of BL B. Bel den it was decided to ask the follow ing organizations in Oakland to each appoint a committee of three to in spect the proposed park site and make an official report upon its value and availability before the bond election on Tuesday next: The Progress Fed eration, the Board of Trade, the Mer chants' Exchange, the Real Estate Dealers' Association, the bankers, the landscape gardeners, the trades unions and the representatives of the local and San Francisco papers. Oakland Office San Francisco OaU. 1016 Broadway, Sept. 20. - Mrs. Bertha Williams,' 23 years old, became a thief to-night to save herself, and infant from starvation. With her husband in the County Hospital, the destitute and desperate young mother stole a $5 gold piece from Fred Hen sel's residence at 867 Campbeir street. Charged with the theft, the young wo man at first denied it. Her accusers called the police and Mrg. Williams,: with her nursing baby, was sent to the City Prison. Sobbing and broken hearted, the frail little mother unbur dened herself to Captain, of Police W.: J. Petersen. To him she readily con fessed her guilt and restored the stolen gold piece, which she had hidden in a shoe. : "For days I walked the streets with my babv, looking for work," said Mrs.; Williams, "but I could not find a place; where 1 I could take my baby, and 1, will not part with my child. I was worn out, exhausted and didn't know which way to turn. I knew the Hen sels and had worked in the house. The purse was hidden under a mattress and I knew It was there. My baby must eat and I was desperate. There were three five-dollar gold pieces in the purse and I took one of them, hiding it in my shoe. "No. I don't want to go to Jail, but perhaps it might be Just as well. I would get something to eat there, any way." So strongly did the story appeal to Captain Petersen that he arranged with Police Judge Mortimer Smith for the young woman's release on her own recognizance. She lives at 1420 Elev enth street. Oakland Office San Francisco Call. 1016 Broadway, Sept 20. The case went to pieces through the failure or Mrs. Annie Larsen, residing at 103 S Fifty-eighth street, to appear as a witness for the prosecution. She had been subpenaed to testify concern ing some of Mrs. Mein's belongings that had been left at the Larsen resi dence by Grace McNaughton, who had bc«n a guest there after she left the Mcin home. Mrs. Larsen's absence was explained by a physician's certifi cate of illness. Whether her evidence would hold the girl was uncertain. The District Attorney said a tech nical case had been made out, but In view of the possibly long delay in Mrs. Israeli's Appearance he did not feel that the case could profitably be taken before a Jury- Miss McNaughton, it was an nounced, would be taken in charge by her relatives and would, to all Intents, be placed on probation. The dismissal of the case. District Attorney Allen de clared, did not preclude the possibility of further prosecution if that course should later be considered necessary- Chief of Police Hodgkins testified this morning that at no time did Miss McNaughton make any statement to him that might be construed as a con fession of guilt. Grace McNaughton. charged wl£h the theft of finery from MrtL Thomaa Hcin. by whom she was employed as a maid, was «et free to-day on motion of District Attorney J. J. Allen- In dismissing the case t Justice James G. Quinn said it seemed evident that Mrs. Mein had relented In the prosecution. The fact that at best a doubtful case on technical ground had been made out against the girl contributed to the action that was taken. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1016 Broadway, Sept. 20. Berkeley Office San Frand«co Can. 2148 Center street, Sept. to. In defiance of the warning published by the ' Students' Affairs Committee, last night, the sophomores mixed arms, legs and heads with the freshmen to day in a fight for possession of ballot boxes at the University of California, Out of the melee came some wrecked polling places, some broken furniture, a few bumped heads and any number of water-soaked students. The fight was so hot that one youth fainted from over-exertion and had to b« carried off the field by his comrades and treated by a physician. The "rough-house" started soon after the poljs for the freshmen election were opened this morning. Immedi ately sophomores sprang up from all around and charged the ballot-boxes In North HalL A big crowd of freshmen was on hand, ready for Just such an emergency, so that there was no hesi tancy in beginning the row. In the preliminary skirmishes the freshmen were successful, a circumstance that so angered the "sophs" that they brought up reinforcements, in the hope of finally overwhelming their enemies. The "freshles" were prepared for this, too, and they called on enough reserves to helpUhem hold the fort. As the day wore on the fight grew hotter. Fire buckets and hose from the corridors of North Hall were brought into play by the "sophs" and the freshmen were soused. But the election went on in spite of water and broken furniture. Bevan Jones, a freshman, fell in a faint during one of the scrimmages and did not revive for an hour. A sophomore, who tried to cut the hose, was arrested by Police man Killon, but the crowd wrested th« prisoner away from him. When the' polls closed the freshmen spirited the ballots away and counted them without further molestation. For violating the order of the faculty committee a number of students are likely to be dismissed. The order reads: "Any forcible interference with the peace of any student, the destruc tion of property or any disturbance within or afound any of the buildings or halls during recitation hours is sub ject to punishment." The freshmen elected the following officers: President, Charles R. Brecjc: first vice president, Francis "White: sec ond vice president. Miss Fredrica M. Judy; secretary, Miss Sturgess; treas urer, Howard Gaines; sergeant-at-" arms, Oscar Kittenbach. The contract between the county of Alameda and the Ransome Construc tion Company for the building of the scenic boulevard between this city and Haywards was signed this afternoon by John Mitchell, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and the presi dent and secretary of the company. Thus the last obstacle to the road be coming a reality was removed. Work is to be begun Immediately. Accompanying the contract is a bond of $25,000 for the faithful performance of the work given by the Ransome Company, with the Title Trust and Guaranty Company as surety. The con tract was let for $300,000, and is for a road twelve miles long arid 100 feet wide. The drive follows the contour of the hills at an elevation of about 200 feet, and gives a splendid view of the country. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1016 Broadway, Sept 20. Part One — Music, "Hall to the Chief," orchestra; calling: of meeting to order and presentation of United States Benator Cteorse C. Perkins as chairman by A. Jonas, president Merchants' Exchange; singing, the Quartet; address, Geors* C. Pardee. Governor of Cali fornia; address, M. C. Chapman, representing Union League of Oakland; address, H. C. Cai.well, president Oakland Board of Trade; address. Benjamin Ide Wh«eler, president University of California: address, C. w. Petry, president Central Labor Council; song. "Auld Lang Syne," quartet, audience Joining in chorus, with orchestral accompaniment. Part Two — Music orchestra; address, war ren Olney Mayor of Oakland; address. Rev. C R. Brown, pastor First Congregational Church* address Robert M. Fitzgerald; ad dress. John Ellsworth, Judge of Superior Court; singing, quartet; address, A. A. Moore, representing the bar of Oakland; address. John P. Irish, United States Naval Officer; response, Victor II. Metcalf, Secretary of Commerce and Labor; singing, "America, quartet,"^ audience and orchestra. An informal reception on the stage will follow the programme. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1016 Broadway, Sept. 20. Arrangements are'now complete for the reception to Hon. Victor H. Met calf, Secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor. It will be held at the Macdonough Theater next Thursday evening. The executive com mittee has completed the details of the programme. The meeting will be called to order at 8 o'clock by A. Jonas, president of the Merchants' Exchange, and at the close of the exercises an Informal reception will be held on the stage. The entire theater will be open to the public with the ' exception of the boxes and the seats in the orchestra, which have been reserved for the la dies who accompany the "vice presi dents. The complete programme Is as fol lows: Miss Lottie Quinn. who was returning from. San Francisco, was standing In the forward car when the shock came. She was hurled over several seats. She was found unconscious In a mass of debris. Her wound3 are Internal and may prove serious. Bert Nichols, a Wells-Faryo clerk, was struck by an exploding fire ex tinguisher and thrown many feet, sus taining sever© cuts on his head. En gineer "Wlllard was bruised about, the head. FRESNO, Sept. 20.— The Southern P» clflo Fresno passenger train, due here at 3 a. m., was wrecked early this morning at the edge of the Fresno yards by running into a line of flat cars which had been left on the main track. The passenger train was going full speed and the engine wfes tnrown from the track by the collision and over turned Into a ditch. Several flat cars were. splintered. . Engineer "Willard Jumped from bis cab before his engine overturned, but Fireman Jack Madden was pinioned beneath the engine. For two hours the crew worked like demons clearing the debris to extricate him. He was in constant danger of being scalded by escaping steam or burned to death, as ,the oil from the engine was in a pool beneath him. His escape with only a broken ankle was marvelous. P^eclaJ Plr^atrh to T!ia CaJL Supposedly Strong Witness for Prosecution Unable to Appear at the Examination Governor Pardee, Senator Perkins and Many Others Are Down for Addresses Free Tickets Are to Be Provided for All Who Desire to Make the Trip At First Denies Her Guilt, but Finally Breaks Down and Tells Pitiful Tale Chairman John Mitchell Closes the Deal With the Construction Company When University Policeman • Tries to Arrest Fighter Patriots Wrest Him Away Fireman Is Pinioned Under Locomotive and a Woman Traveler Is Badly Injured TO ESCAPE STARVATION ONE WAEEI0E FAINTS MBS. MEIN IS FORGIVING PUBLIC TO VISIT SITE BOND IS SATISFACTORY MANY ORATORS TO TALK LEAP SATES ENGINEER Sophomores and Freshmen Fight All Day Over Bal lot-Box in North Hall Progress Federation Makes a Statement Regarding Parks and Improvements Young Mother, With Hus band in County Hospital, Takes One of Three Coins New Cabinet Member Will Find That Oaklanders Are Eager With Their Welcome Last Obstacle to Building of Oakland-Haywartls Scenic Driveway Is Overcome Grace McXaughton Is Dis charged on Request of District Attorney Allen Fresno Passenger Train Col lides With Freight Cars and Ungine Is Overturned ACCUSED GIRL GETS FREEDOM BOND ELECTION STIRS PEOPLE METCALF DAY PLANS READY SIGN CONTRACT FOR BOULEVARD STEALS TO SAVE LIFE AND BABE STUDENTS DEFT FACULTY RULES FOUR ARE HURT IN RAIL WRECK NEWS OF THE COUNTY OF ALAMEDA THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1904. •SAN RAFAEL, Bept 2O.i--The body picked up. in the bay between Point San Quehtin and Point San Pedro last Saturday night, .was identified to-day by- Philip .Walsh, an Oakland attor ney, ; as that ¦. of his brother, Frank M. Walsh. The deceased was a- sign painter by. trade and for some time had been a resident of San Francisc — Remains Are Identified. ARRIVED. Tuesday, September 20. Btmr Arcata. Macgenn, 60 houra from Coos Bay, via Port Orford 48 hours. ¦ ' Fr bark Anjou, Le Tellec. 145 days • from Swansea. G«r stmr NIcarIa, Ruberth. 123 day* from Hamburg. ¦. SAILED. . • . Tuesday, September 20. Stmr Phoenix, Odland, for — — . . .-. , i Stmr Gipsy, Leland, Santa Cruz. " FOREIGN PORT. VICTORIA — Arrived Sept 20^Stmr Uma tllla, hence Sept 17. Sailed Bept 20— 8tmr City of ,Pu«bla,'-for San Francisco. . . OCEAN STEAMERS. . NEW YORK — Arrived Sept 20 — Stmr Staten dam, from Rotterdam: stmr Island, from Co penhagen; stmr. Ethiopia, from Glasgow; stmr Vaderland, from Antwerp. . . . Sailed Sept 20 — 8tmr Kronprlnz Wllhelm. for Bremen; stmr Noordam. for Rotterdam; stmr Auranla, for Liverpool. • GLASGOW— Arrived Sept 20— Stmr Furnes sla, from New York. BREMEN—^Arrived Sept 20 — Stmr. 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