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News of Four of the Counties Bordering On the Bay GUESTS TAKE COIN OF THEIR HOSTS Jolly Taf-s Ask Convivial Strangers Aboard Ship to Bunk and Are Robbed SLIP AWAY IN NIGHT Jjf OAKLA*TD, # Jan. 2.— Three f members of the crow of the schooner Itavalli, .flocked' here, are regretting the good nature which led them to Invite two strange Frenchmen to spend last night an board the vessel. This morning the bailors discovered that the Btrangers had .left early and had taken with them nearly all die coin on the schooner. George Kimball was poorer by $51. Charles Fisher by Cll and Albert Turffes-on by $11 when they awoke thU morning. lli P. Sierritt . reported to the police •that a diamond ring was stolen from him try a stranger last night. The stranger Invited Merritt to dinner at the Centre! restaurant and there in duced Merritt to let him. examine his diamond ring, valued at $125. While looking at the stone he dropped the ring on the floors/and although both searched for. It they, could not find it. Merrltt'e .companion : then le"f t the box, earing that he would get one of the waiters to sweep the floor, but he failed to return- .'.-\u25a0'-. C. Duncan, residing on Telegraph avenue, near Eighteenth street, re ported that Ills overcoat pocket wm open at the ICov^lty Theater last night and $30 In change stolen. Mrs. J. M. Drace of 615 Fifteenth street reported . that burglars forced open the. front floor of her home last night and stole a quantity of silk. 1 \ Harry Gather, proprietor of a saloon p* 4SI Ninth street, reported this morn ing that a .nickel-in-the-slot machine was stolen yesterday afternoon from a rear room of t:_«! saloon. The machine contained about $10. Marian Dennis, residing at 118 Elev enth street, /reported that a bicycle be longing to him was stolen yesterday from in .front of the Union National Bapk, and R. D.Eilerson of 10G8 Fifty ""eiehttivstreet reported; the • theft of a wheel . from in front of 1142 Stanford av-enue. : -. .. MAYOR ANGRY OVER BUILDERS DELAY ' OAKLAND, Jan 2. — Mayor Mott this rilO'rning scored the Ransome Construc tion Company for its delay in complet .rhg. the- -work on -the Harrison b6ulevard and: declared, that he would oppose any • farther ..extension of. time- for the com •pleti'ori-o'f the work* A representative •of 'the . (company 'this morning applied ib the Board l of Public Works for fur. .ther. tfme and the petition was favor ably, recommended, but wJth a warning tha,t. no further time woajld be granted on this' or any other .contract that has been 5 secured by -the company. Bids .were -received this morning for the. erection of -a fixe engine house on Magnolia street! for wWch $15,000 has \u25a0been appropriated by the City Council. 1 Knox.& -Co'bid $19,998. for the house and $1225. for the f&nce, and'J. F. Hos •trosser .bid ?19,972 .for the house and $1250 for the f once. Both bids will probably be rejected, as they are" in ex .ip.ess' of . tb<" . amount: appropriated for the. structure^- ' ' : . The Police Commission took no action .s*ils afternoon regarding the appo.int iments of' three sergeants of police and three .detectives, : for which provision has been ' made by the City Council, postponing the" matter -until Friday .morning.- ' •; " • \u25a0 .- KILLED BY FALLING DOWN STAIRCASE BERKELEY.- Jan. 2. — As she was to retire . for the night Mrs. Mary Land, 221.6 ICintn street. ; lost her footing at the -top Of a stairway In .her home -and .fell . to ' the." bottom; her head striking against the" sharp point of a newel post at- the bottom- Her 6kull was fractured and she, died .almost instantly. ' Victor Land, her husband, heard, her fall and ran to the scene of the tragedy. Mrs.' Land was dead when- he arrived. She was <?? years old. . \u25a0 hEV| CO TiTlt ACTOR SEEKS LIBERTY OAKLAND, Jan. 2.— Louis S. Legg of Berkeley, who was. sentenced to spend six months in the County Jail and to pay a fine of • ?500 by Justice of the Peace Edgar upon- conviction of Im proper behavior .in the presence of Miss Constance Jordan, a- university student, has .retained" Attorney John 'L. McVey to bring habeas corpus- proceedings. FIRE IX RESIDE\CB A fire 'was discovered in v residence -at 426 Waller street at. 7 o'clock yes- Iterday moniing, and it had, done dam age to' the extent of $50.0 before it was extinguished •by the department. . A defective flue is believed to have been .the- cause. JNo certificate of Inspec tion had been issued for the chimney. TWO INSURANCE SUITS Two KuitF to obtain unpaid insur ance on property destroyed in the April nre were filed yesterday by Bak er &'. Hamilton, one against the Aachen and Munich for 513,000 and the other against the Imulu -fs Fire Insurance Company of J?oughkeepsie for $16,000. NEW INSURANCE COMPANY Another fire insurance company will enter the local field a.t an early" date. Articles of incorporation were filed yes terday by the SMfcwnee Insurance Com pany of Topeka, Kansas; with - the County Clerk, and the new company will begin operations soon. REVOLUTION WILL NOT DOWN WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.— The State Department was advised today by one of its officials in Central America that a revolution had broken out in Teguci galpa,* Honduras'. No details were given. BLOCK IN KILAKEA ZJEETKOTED— roIer, Minn., Jan. 2.— l'Jre destroyed a «olld mquare In . tin- Im^ineaa - district of Milanca today. Minneapolis lias been aeked to send aid. LIQUOR KEN LOSE SUlT— Cincinnati, Obio. Jan. '2. — T»e Superior Court today «u*t»in«*<i tlip Ttlidit.v of tlie AiLin law. which raised the Ufluor ta« from $300 U» JlOOO. LONGSHORE MAN IS SHOT IN FIGHT James Bradley, Union Man, Wounded by j. J. Walker, Lumber Firm Employe THEIR TALES DIFFER OAKLAND. Jan. 2. — James Bradley, a union longshoreman, 29 years old, was shot through tbjc-left kneecap this afternoon at Clay-street wharf by J. J. "Walker, a non-union man employed by .the Hammond Lumber Company. Walker, who is 27 years of age, claims that he was Bet upon Bradley and three other men as he was leaving the wharf and that he was knocked down and kicked. His nose was broken and he sustained a laceration- of the scalp that it took three stitches to. close. He declares h» does not remember firing his revolver. Bradley and one of his companions denied that they had attacked Walker. Both of the Injured men were treated at the Receiving Hospital by Dr. Irwii. Bradlcy's knee cap was shattered and he was removed to Providence Hospital for further treatment. Walker was taken to the City Prison by Policeman Jorgensen. Each man said he would swear to an assault charge against the other. Bradley resides at the Victoria House, while Walker lives at the boarding-house on the ship Sea Home, at Long wharf. Society in Cities Across the Bay OAKLAND, Jan. I— Miss Mollle Mathes was hostess this afternoon at an "at home" in honor of Miss Have meyer and Miss Vera Havcmeyer, who leave on Thursday for an extended Eastern trip. In the receiving party were Miss Llta Schlesslnger, Miss Elsie Everson, Miss May Coogan, Miss Clair« Chabot, Miss Arline Johnson, Miss Jose phine Johnson, Miss Anita Thomson, Miss Lilian Reed, Miss Katherine Brown. Miss Carolyn Palmanteer, Mrs. John Overbury and Mrsi Sylvamis Farn ham. • Among the guests who called during the afternoon were Mrs. Whipple Hall, Mrs. John J. Valentine. Mrs. Oscar Fitzlan Long, Mrs. Murray Orrick, Mrs. William Morrison, Mrs. Irving Burrell, Mrs. Hugh Goodfellow, Mrs., Stanley Moore, Mrs. Traylor Bell, Mrs. George Chase, Mrs. Ernest McCandlish, Mrs. Charles Bates Jr., Mrs. J. Loran Pease. Mrs. Allan Chickerlng, Mrs. Roland Oliver, Mrs. George Rodolph, Mrs. George Hammer, -Mrs. Vernon Waldron, Mrs. A. L. Stone, Mrs. Dan Belden, Mrs. Hiram Hall, Mrs. Bernard Miller, Mrs. Philip Clay, Mrs. Roger Chickering, Mrs. Chailen Parker, Mrs. Charles Win gate, Mrs. Aldrlch Barton, Mrs. Ken neth Lowden, Mrs. George Davis, Miss Alice Knowles, Miss Ruth Knowles, Misg Jessie Fox, Miss Bessie Palmer, Miss Marian Walsh, . Miss . Ruth Kales, Miss Rose Kales. Miss 'Johanna - Volk man, Miss ". Anita Oliver, Miss Carolyn Oliver, Miss Gladys . Meek. Miss Alia Henshaw. Miss Ruth Houghton. Miss Elsie Ivereon. Miss Louise Hall, Miss Chrissle Taft. Miss Cornelia Stratton, Miss Viva Nicholson, Miss Gertrude Russell. Miss Evelyn . . Hussey, Miss Mary Downey, and many others. Mrs. R. O. Auerbach will hostess the Monday Whist Club when it gathers next week for its first after the holidays. Those who will take part in the informal fortnightly game are Mrs. Emll Nusbaumer. Mrs. Melvin- C. Chapman. . Mrs. William H. Hall, Mrs. J. C. Lynch, Mrs. F. O. Atwood, Mrs. Wells W. Whitmore. Mrs. J. W. Stev ens, Mrs. J. F« Judson, Mrs. W. ,R, Pond. Mrs. A. Conant, Mrs. J. P. Winchester, Mrs. J. H. Todd. Mrs. M. Day, Mrs. M. L. Hadley. Mrs. A. H. Pratt and the hostess. • • • Mies Abba Sanborn entertained this afternoon at an informal sewing bee, her guests, numbering a dozen, being members of one of the smaller of the season's clubs. A dainty menu con cluded the hour's enjoyment. Miss Sanborn's guests Included Miss Sue Dunbar, Miss Bertha Hunter, Miss Ida Lackie, Miss Ida Brooks, Miss Olive Bennetts, Miss Grace Campbell, Miss Grace Gllbertson and several others. Tomorrow afternoon Mrs. A. C. Dietz- will entertain the score of members of the At Home Euchre Club at- an informal luncheon and an hour at cards. Covers will be laid for Mrs. ; George C. Pardee, Miss Penniman. Mrs.. J. Walter Scott. Mrs^ Homer Craig. Mrs. Frederick Morse, Mrs. J. S. Emery, Mrs. J. Cal Ewlng, Mrs. Frank- Wedge wood, Mrs. Thomas Wlnton, Mrs. Hammer. Mrs. Albert A. Smith, Mrs. Walter Moody. Mrs. Cbe valller, Mrs. L A. Beretta, Mrs. Robert Boyer, Mrs. William A. Schrock,. Mrs. W. H. Wellbye. Mrs. Henry Bull. Mrs. H. B. Mehrmann and the hostess. Miss Eva Powell -and Miss Helen Powell will return this week from a short out-of-town visit, at Del Monte, where they are guests of the new year ;«MK*Hra* Miss Mac Sadler leaves early In; the month for an extended visit In the East. She will then make a tour of Europe. She will not return to her home in Alameda until late in the fall. Miss Sadler ,Is prominent .in musical circles of the bay cities, where she will be missed during the coming months. •. • • ALAMEDA, Jan. 2.— Miss Anna An derson, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Anderson, and Erik Mat thlsien were wedded J New -Year's eve at the residence of the bride's -parents, 232S Cleirfent avenue. Miss Johanna Anderson attended the~bridp as maid of, honor and/Alfred Johnson * sup ported the groom. The marriage service was read by Rev. Mr.. Carlson of Oakland. Mr. and Mrs. Matthisien will reside at 2825 Clement avenue, this city. . JjgSE • Miss Grace Cfomley of 1132 College avenue surprised her parents. Mr. . and Mrs.' Charles Crpmley. New Year's eve by slipping away to Oakland and be coming the wife of ? Richard Ford. After the marriage the bride-, tele phoned to her relatives here and re ceived the parental blessing and good Vißhes. RELATIVE OF DEWEY INJURED MARTINEZ, Jan. 2. — Ten-year-old Percy; Lyford of '> the Alharnbra Valley and the eon of George Lyford,"; a Lwell known resident of this; city, 4 waa «erl ously and.perhaps fatally injured by being crushed under a wagon from which he fell. The lad's- hips were mangled and he Is injured internally. The boy Is a relatival of "Admiral George Dewey.ltefflSßMWPffiSßß^SSS .THE SAN. FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY,. JANUARY 3,' 1907. GREENWOOD SEEKS RIGHT OF WAY \u2666 \u25a0 \u25a0. \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0'\u25a0:.*:\u25a0 Suit to Condemn Property in Alameda Indicates' He Means to Build Railway PUZZLE IS UNSOLVED OAKLAND. Jan. 2.— F. M. Green wood, who obtained a franchise from the city of Alameda in March to run a steam railroad- over Clement avenue as part of- his project to build a rail way line from Haywafd to San Fran cisco, filed a condemnation suit against T. L. Barker, an paklar.u capitalist, and Llnwood Palmer today for a right of way over tracts in which the avenue has not been opened. up. The condemnation case will renew speculation as to whether Greenwood is not acting for some big transconti nental concern in building a road from Hay ward to San Francisco. He has thus far preferred to leave the public in doubt as to his ultimate purpose. It has been suggested that he was. act ing for James, J. Hill and again that he was acting for the Western Pacific interests In securing terminal facili ties on San Francisco Bay. Greenwooß is a San Francisco capi talist. According to the plans set forth In his' complaint, the company, will build ~ a mole out from the Alameda shore parallel with the Southern Pa cific narrow gauge mole and about 2000 feet south of it A ferry, line to San Francisco will be established. *%.4; : The main line of the proposed road is to run in Clement avenue through out Its length in Alameda. A branch line will extend along Broadway to a point at or near the High-street bridge. The right of way on Clement avenue has a width of sixty feet. At the same time that Greenwood was applying for his franchise last spring, Attorney W. H. H. Hart was seeking a franchise In opposition to him. It was supposed that they repre sented rival railroad Interests that pre ferred to . conceal their identities. Greenwood won out befor-s the City Trustees, but was required to put up a bond of $50,000 as a guaranty of his good faith. «•, He had not complied with this re quirement at the time of the lire in San Francisco and an extension of, time was subsequently granted him. The bringing of the condemnation, suit to day is evidence that he intends to pro ceed with the building of the' road. Attorney Oliver Ellsworth represents him in the action. • FUNERAL OF LATE GEORGE B. YOUNG i 1 \u25a0; » • • " • \u25a0 ALAMEDA, Jan. '2.-^— The funeral of the late George B. y/oiing, architect and building contractor, who, was killed In a. collision -between his automobile and an "electrip car " in East Oakland yesterday morning,- Is to .be- held" from the family, residence,; 1401" High istreet. tomorrcw afternoon at 2 o'clock.' I.'Ser vices are to be conducted by Rev. "Frank S. Brush of -the First Presbyterian Church.': The Interment isto take place in Evergreen Cemetery. Young -was -a member of Encinal Lodge of. Odd Fel-' lows of this city.* . Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Marline /of this city and "Mr. and Mrs. Albert, P. Swain " of East Oakland, who were Young's guests In the automobile when the smash-up occurred, and who were all injured, are resting well. Mrs. Mar tine, who was the/most seriously in jured of the quartet, is a patient at a local sanatorium, and is said to be-im proving. Swain, who was also severely hurt, was reported stronger today. The inquest in the-Young case- will .be held at the Oakland Morgue Friday even- Ing at 7 o'clock. QUIETLY MARRIED IN PALO ALTO STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Jan. 2.— Two Stanford graduates,. Carl S. Mc- Naught '04 of Hermiston, Ore., and Miss Ruth Taylor '02 of Palo 'Alto, were quietly married at the home of the bride In Palo Alto today. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. Hayc*. Miss Taylor is a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority and while in college- tra.s one of the most popular girls in social circles. .McNaught was prominent as an undergraduate, being a , member s of the. Chi Psi Fraternity and belonging to the Sigma Sigma and Senior Honor societies. :. ,' ; The wedding was a very quiet affair, only the immediate friends of the bride and groom being present. The newly married couple left immediately after the wedding for Del Monte, where they will spend a short honeymoon before going, to Hermiston,.- Ore., to live. SUES FOR LOSS OF ARM OAKLAND, Jan. '2.— William Bennett, formerly a miner, employed by the.E. B. & A. L. Stone' Company in the construc tion of 'a tunnel In Niles Canyon, - filed suit -today against the Stone; Company for $20,000 damages for : injuries- toUils right arm by an explosion: The . plain tiff states that on June (ls of last year some of his fellow "employes negligent ly discharged so large a blast of pow der that a rock was hurled. against his arm and tore away the muscles; and permanently.' crippled him. He Is "a married man and he and his wife were wholly dependent upon his earnings. WILL HEAR ELECTION CONTEST OAKLAND,- Jan. '2.— The trial of 'the election contest instituted by. Charles Heyer : against ; W.\. B. : Bridge, - who was officially declared elected Supervisor for the Second' District, > will commence , to morrow morning;before; JudgeWells of Contra Costa County,: "sittlngVln De partment ; 2 ; of i the Alameda' County Su perior Court. Bridge, who had the Re publican nomination, 'won ; out by .the small plurality, of forty- threes accord ing - to the \u25a0 bfneial : returns." - Heyer • had the Democratic, Union Labor and Inde pendence League nominations. Oakland Personals OAKLAND, Jan.* 2. — P.' Hospers,) with hls'.wife and /daughter,:; is atrthelCrel-" lln; : registering from, Armours,"; S. D. ' A.C.'.Burton'of 'Fallon; Xev.,- ig at the Athens.", r.- ' : ." ' , .. ; ', : '.'\u25a0';.' ; - W. B.,Ten Eyck and;wlf«, of Billings, Monti', ' are recent arrivals at the Metro pole.^|JßSHHm ' • \u25a0- 1 " .David S.. Jordan^ IsTat the LTouraine. •••glstering from "Stanford University. WNEELER TELLS OF THE UNIVERSITY His Biennial Report Shows . Need of -More' Money to Meet College Expenses CAPT. NANCE PRAISED BERKELEY, Jan! 2— Bouquets for Captain • J. T.*: Nance, ;a : flower ' for the university V student's "who 5 have, de creased rowdyism!' among" themselves during the last- two. years and| a : sable wreath - for - the > financial : end of the university— these /stand" out; prom inently in the.biennial report of Pres ident Benjamin>lde' Wheeler of the University of California to the " Gov ernor of the State. * The .report was issued from ; the 'university press to day. It consists 1 0f; 274 pages and deals exhaustively^with'tlie history .of the university: during the last" two years. Especial " attention/: is given by Pres ident Wheeler Jin ihls. report to the ef fect upon vtho l university's finances, of the San Francisco disaster of last spring. '-. He \u25a0*, "declares "that the uni versity's income 1 - for -• the next two years is to be v , reduced from one-sev enth to one-sixthbecause of the calam ity, and describes :thls prospect / of loss as "appalling." -: He. says that the finances of 'the 'university suffer «d a much severer^ blow, than has gener ally been recognized.': The immediate losses arising 1 from "damage to' build ings In San Franeisdo and from loss of income- up 1 to" January, l; 1907, were in part made -good 'by special appro priation of the* Legislature. -The re port explains how this' appropriation of $83,800" was- allotted for the repair of losses to the -various departments and to make up' the estimated loss of income from; the 2 -cent tax". Emphasis is laid ; on the i fact, however*,' that the university suffered: v ln the disaster many losses of, a- more permanent char acter, losses/ the effect 'of which will be felt more. greatly in the near fu ture. \u25a0 . ; y - , Discussing ".this situation, President \u25a0Wheeerisays: - • - \u25a0 -*^ S,? lvere 'ty On* the ornier of 100 sharpn ?5 I -V^nyn's Fund Insurance Company given It by Mr*. Jane K. Sather. as a; portion of an rndowment t ana ' for ; a professorship. These * hare » V re valued at $43,400. To this/ must be added, on 'assessment of $30,000. makinjr a total less' of over, $70,000 and nearly wiping *, ,T ']***"*' fund.* Our Interest In the yet undivided portion of . the diaries F. Doe estate, under bis bequest 'i for '«\u25a0 a\u25a0> unlTerslty library, would, it liquidated .at present probably suffer a shrinkage, of > $150,000 \u25a0 to 5200.000. yielding a total for the bequept- of p'erhapn $575,000 in stead of ' seten ' to eight -hundred thousand,' as had been , hoped, and ; as is absolutely - necessary! for the construction even of the bare shell of a building, sueh 'as is' demanded. \u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0•-. The. insurance on the Johnson buil.Jing (Sutter street) bas returned, us $108,474.87. while the appraised value of the building was $148,845. A new building such ; as • would be fitted to* the site, and \u25a0• suchr'as - would •' be.. Indeed, \u25a0 suited to a; proper lnrestment.- would cost $500,000, and the withdrawal; of - snch a sum from the In vented capital of the unlversltr would there fore involve a loss of $30,000 or annual Income for at least one j year. The insurance on the Sacramento buiMlng; (First street) has returned us $54,5§0,; while the appraised value of the building was, ' according to one estimate. $105.-! 600; and a -ilew'-and' suitable building "would cost $300,000 .to". $350,000. -Leaving out-of-ac count .- any ." new constructions. . • the plain .-\u25a0 loss on the»e. two, bulldlri(ts;hasbeen^ approximately. at< moderate 'Estimate,- JSOjOOO.;. The" value of the two lots ' before the ! fire "was : about $000,000. TUe Mlejjees . of « the Jnnrl" nlnne < means . a 1a 1 - loss <of $35.000',a year Id iriepmefdn the., two properties entire \ we, must' presumably ,r in ; Vme form or \u25a0 an other.- faceia ,hws :, of , income -during -the; next. two years/of soipewbat .over .$125,000./, Addlnc to this the decline 'ln the amount to be receited from s the 2-cent \u25a0 tux. • especially^ 'as '. compared with the \u25a0 natural - increase .< which '*Tpm r year >" lo year with-, the - prtmperlt.w of ..the.' Suite- we had reason to expect, we.- find purselves face to If ace with the ' appalling * prospect 'of a loss for . the next >two yeara of one-spventh 'to ; one-sixth :of the entire Income available .for 5 the support -of the" colleges- at Berkeley: • .;<;\u25a0"\u25a0- ,\u25a0 \u25a0. - As an., apparently;, irreparable /loss to San Francisco an<f the State must ibe mentioned last' of all the destruction of the bulldinsr 'and equip ment of the • Mark Hopkins \u25a0. Institute -of » Art, which bad cost certainly not less than $2,000,000. 'President.-. Wheeler's , cop tains a fine -tribute- to .\u25a0 J. -T. Nance, , whose military, riilo'; so an noyed the' undergraduates \u0084two years ago that*., they J rebelled »* and created trouble , on the campus. After making, a plea .for a; permanent .drill ground, Wheeler says: The standard of discipline • and . the soldierly tone, of*. ttJe department. Is higher than. It has been at i any time^ during my connection -with the university. I have,) tberefdre,- requested \u25a0 the War. Department that * the /detail 'of \u25a0\u25a0 Captain Nance be prolonged," and in accordance therewith his detail has been extended to October,'. 1908. . ' President "Wheeler > ."notes 'with, grat ification" the: marked I progress .in stu dent 1 self-control v and t self-government during/ the' last* two f : years.'.'/: He' says: There has been ' a ; '\u25a0 notable "; development . of student public opinion in favor. of. the supression of - dlsordcrty. ruslns and other . outbreaks \u25a0 preju dicial to the .welfare^of^ the university.- The erection of Senior- Hall,- a building constructed of redwood" logs and, the \u25a0'gift of the Golden Bear Order, is doing \u25a0 much to foster . this good work. .The senior men have; here an opportunity to assemble - and \u25a0' talk ' t hines , ! over frankly . to gether. The institution of what is known asthe Ktudent muss meeting i marks ' progress -in. the Mime \u25a0 direction. This >is/ a^lanro gathering open to all men of. the university in which thc-prob- Icmsof •Rtndent.llfCfare freely and frankly dis cussed by any whotso desire. The president States that. he believes the conjunction ,of*SenioriHall and the student mass meeting . will \u25a0 do more > to solve j the : problem} of how to ; create , a public ..'opinion "among, students even than;* could;, the.; much commended dor-, mitory; system.! ;"\u25a0 v '.-:.• The /success'- of the" department of music Sunder Professor J..F.; : WoIIe. the high' standing;:of r the: college : of mining,"* which^ has ' a. larger attend ance \u25a0 than, any ti.otherj. mining, 'school in. the : country; "the:, acquisition,! of/- the" great Bancroft 'library, .the - 'gift - of the Boalt Law .V _ School /building and other 'donationsjUo the' universjity are described 'in 'the Z report."; The president calls/ attention' .to '.the decided * iricrease'iih 4 - the ; number /of ', of ficers of - instruction . and f ln?the> num-i ber ,'"-: Qf -.} students.i undergraduate -; and graduate. , ;The trepbrt^of £ the I recorder of "the' faculties 1 showsT that /the -yea/ 19,05r06' witnessed -.the^largest enroll-" ment/ of /students. ln\thejhistory of the university, iln'splteiof the^ San Fran cisco disaster, "•\u25a0, It > ia --i interesting •j to know ' that ': the ii freshman*' class ' was larger/in August; :i9o6, i thanirn"AuguBt, 1905. A; steadyjdrift^pflmen^to- the colleges, of "engineering, ;£commerce and agriculture: Is iveryjnoticeable." " • , :; Discussing/ the?progress "of; the dif ferent of /the"/ university,' the president says:" .;./!/; •', \u25a0"> WS&Gi \u25a0 There? arc -certain 'changes ». and -> developments which *! during : the i past 1 two * years *ha ye affected the t whole j life of the I unlversltyi rather; than ! any sincle .department." Among- ". these the . en-ctlon and » occupation ' of i the; new J California- Hall . is prominent. ; The administrative; offices; are now congregated i together ton r. the f second f floor; of I the hall; in convenient relations one) to i another.'.^ This has added immeasurably 'to the.. efficiency of the administration; of. ikhe^university: and to > the con venience of. the students: 4The \u25a0 first i Boor . is given over ; principally :- to » the i departments . of ; econom ics, \u25a0*, commerce, » political F science i" »nd - history, with • the resu4t - fbnt « the I. work Jin t all i of «, these branches •' Is * conducted s far, more » efficiently ,-'- than was ? possible in - the •"old j? crowded t qnarters ;in North Hall. .'-The - professor : of j commerce. ' reports „ thM i "the 1 work ; of i the j college * haa i undoubtedly ! gained.; much s, efflciencyJi from * t the ; spacious * and dignified i home '.which \ has v Just - been , provided - for I it • In ; California ; Hall.' •'»* lt ; . would s be ; hard : to : ex aggerate the \u25a0 fine influence >of 5 the s neiv i surround ; tneH on- the tone - of « the . work of both instructors and students sin this department." * v* /."".' ; ; .' President J. Wheeler t £ devotes ;_a '.page ; of ;tho'- report '- tO;Uootbail/j^concluding: his; discussion rofJfthe^Tßport^with^ a paragraph "S that 1 .; indicates /-hist purpose /to' stand Jsteadily'j for;- Rugby/; as l^the only^footballFgameltotbesplayedfatithe university^ hereafter. '\u25a0:-'\u25a0 He* says:);f .;?: •\u25a0_: The ; i faculty, \u25a0 cinlt^l L ''iw^S«tl*h<l*^* u ? MOTHERS AT WAR OVER SONS Mrs. Nettie ' Springer. Says Mrs. Goldberg Threatened to Km b Her Little Boy ASKS FOB: WARRANT • - \u25a0 ~~~- / -, ye .. \u25a0 OAKLAND, Jan. \ 2.— Mrs.'. Nettie Springer,' residing- at 621 .Third . street, mother of eleven-year-old, Jacob Springer, who, ; on December- 28, shot Joseph Goldbergr.i-a lad'of his own age, in Hhe eye .with fan ' airgun.t destroying the* sight of \u25a0 thfc> organ, - this, -afternoon applied to the : Prosecuting Attorney for a'warrant for the arrest of jMrs. Annie Goldberg, the mother, of ;,the injured boy. _' : Mrs. Springer charged Mrs. Gold berg with ' having threatened to kill her "son. She, said that , Mrs. Goldberg had come to her home on the afternoon of DecoraberJ.3o.' and declared that at the first opportunity she .would kill the boy: who had wounded her son. As the Prosecuting Attorney had al ready left his office when Mrs. Springer called ~ this I afternoon to secure a war rant, she failed to swear to a complaint, but declared that it was her intention to cause the arrest of ; Mrs. Goldberg to morrow. \u25a0\u0084,. " .' ADVOCATE BONUS FOR RAILROAD SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL. MARTINEZ, Jan. 2.— An effort , is being made to" raise" a bonus of $20,000 among the business men of Stockton and Byron to promote an electric -road from Byron to Stockton, tapping the suburban towns In both Contra. Costa and ' San Joaquin counties, and - from information received today It Is thought that the" money will be sub scribed; within" a few weeks. If the bonus can be 1 raised the proposition of financing, the road will be taken up by ; the Central California .- Traction Company,., which owns the new * car lines, in Stockton and has intimate business relations with the American River Electric' Company. .Manager Hilborn of the Traction Company .went over the ground a few days ago to get an iflea^of the volume of business which might J be obtained iand the approximate cost of th,e pro posed line. \u25a0 A subscription list was circulated yesterday for the first time and already has many : signatures.- LIBEL IS CHARGE AGAINST HIM OAKLAND, "Jan. .2.— Alleging.-, that her "Richard Mitchell, a"; busihesg 'man .of p Grass Valley, -li beled her," in' connection* with* his suit to'o'Oust - her, from "the" administration of% her ' husband's estate, . Mrs: :; Mary Mitchell :of Oakland began suit against him .today for $10,000. The plaintiff ls v the widow of the late Edward W. Mitchell,' who died in December, 1904. The defendant was one 'of "his' heirs. ; -3JM September,'' 1905, 'the defendant filed^-a .petition "to have ; Mrs. Mitchell removed as administratrix of Edward Mitchell's estate, charging that she had embezzled all. of it except, some shares of stock ?of the Contra Costa Water Company.. The/ petition was brought;; to a hearing and the court held that L the charges 'were not true and refused to remove Mrs. Mitchell from the management 'of . the estate. ", Considerable publicity attended * the suit'of'the Grass Valley man and Mrs. Mitchell declares" that her reputation was \u25a0 much ' Injured thereby." She ascribes 1 the; suit to malice on the part / of '\u0084h er relative. .'Attorney Fred L. Button represents her. ; . DR. WILLIAM G4,LEDYARD .. CHARGED . WITH IXSAXITY Pbyniclan'a Brother Swear* to Com '\u25a0v , plaint Viceuslnff ' Him of .Trylog to Injure Hln Slater OAKLAND, Jan. 2.— Dr. William E. Ledyard, a : physician J formerly of; Oak land, who has lately. been residing with his - sister in Alameda, -was charged with ."-." insanity; this afternoon. His brother, John ; . E/- Ledyard oT- Berkeley, swore to a complaint "charging him with •: trying, "to injure his sister. Dr. Ledyard is 62 years of age. ' Theodore Trysac .of Llvermore ..was brought* to the- insane "ward /of- the Receiving Hospital >; today, to be ex amined as to his .mental condition; He- is 32"years' of age; and ls;alleged to be very violent 'and dangerous.; • Mrs. Margaret ;C6n*aney,';, widow . of a- former -- undertaker.^ of /this.; county, who died ; about' a"; year /ago, will be, examined for .insanity; before Judge Ellsworth i tomorrow morning. ' Mrs. CoffaTiey . has : been -In- the" asylum \ be fore.'*: /She ' c lsV3s^yearS: of age,\ /the mother : ot '>. a.% number iof * children • and a resident iof t Mission : San ? Jose:; ; GOLFER'S BODY FOUND IN LAKE ii NEW»: YORK, ;i; i Jan. 2.— The L body of Robert Dunlop,; a noted -Scotch profes sional -golfer, , was»\found s in * the i la^ce in ;_\u25a0 Vancortland ;ParK ; today. .; Dunlop has .;-beenXmissing 5 -for several V weeks; He^was'about 37- years ; old:; Itjis be lieved; that he i fellytnto the .lake- when walking" across ithe park' at night. "" t GOLL MUST SERVE! TERM :, CHICAGO, ".'"-. Jan. 2.— The v 7j Federal Court'of Appeals affirmed the* judgment of : the lower : court \u25a0; today/; in . the i case of Henry •'. G.i Goll. t former : cashier of the \ First National •; Bank of - Mil waukee," who '.was v sent L to -the , penitentiary, for offenses I committed'! in \ connection with the .defalcation , in that \ institution, committee, decided that the Intercollegiate game should be -discontinued and in it* mead should He played the Hnprby same. This action . waa \u25a0 taken in concert y with \u25a0; Stanford i University .'• with • the rrsult that Ituphy lia« bpcome the standard frame of ; football \u25a0 to be ; recojrniied ; in : the future among the universities and schools of the Pacific Coast. , Included^ ,ln the report Is -a iplea from el Miss • 'Lucy * j Sprague, ;\u25a0 dean -of university! women.V for.' the building of a' girls' /dormitory, on] the * She deprecaLteB;thelhouslng f of r student 'girls In tboarding-houses, ;and^declares :. that a?dorraitdry? l ls y-a '. ; crying^, need:/; f A tribute 4to'f they girls?) is = found;, in tbe following of Miss Sprague's .writing:: ;.. ! ::;/.:\u25a0 ")-. ':'\u25a0"'::_'\u25a0- i ;>.:;\u25a0;\u25a0':<' V- ; ."That; there i has been so little trouble among l the * boarding-h ouses Us ; a » great testimony 7 to -the . self-reliance and selff respect ; of the 'university^ students." \u25a0 ~'£ SNOWSTORM r IN, 'KOBTH—RetldinK., Jan; 2.-— Snow ?ia * f alllnc throughout '*. Northern Call fornia«' tonight.r :? An ftqnupually *;' cold g storm f-la preTalling » ln ; every.- direction. ---\u25a0\u25a0> .- \u0084- ..-. POSTPONES ACTION ON FRANCHISE City Attorney Announces AgreementiEas Not Been Reached With Railroads BELT-LINE SITUATION OAKLAND, Jan. 2.— At the request of City Attorney McElroy the committee of the whole of the City Council tonight postponed action on; the Wood-street applications of the Santa Fe, the West ern Pacific and the San Francisco. Oak land and San Jose railroads for fran chises until January 14. The City At torney Informed the council that he with the attorneys for the various ap plicants had discussed the matter at length.Jbut had been unable to. agree as to a- solution. \u25a0Regarding the applications of the Belt Line Railroad and the Western Pacific for a franchise along the south harbor \ front from Nineteenth avenue to Broadway,. Attorney -Charles E. Snook announced that the attorneys for the applicants had agreed to draft an ordinance conforming with those grant ing? franchises 'for belt lines In other cities, which will be presented January 14.' Edson F. Adams, who had protest ed against the granting of the Western Pacific franchise, was requested to be present 'at the meeting to examine the new \u25a0 ordinance. An application of the Key Route for a franchise for a single-track line on Peralta street ,from Louisa to' Eight eenth street was referred to the com mittee of the vhole. "A resolution introduced by Council man Aitken ; requesting the City Attor ney and "City Engineer to Investigate the reported encroachment of the new First National Bank building on Four teenth street. Broadway and San Pablo avenue on city property and to report the result of their rnvesti,gation to the council was adopted. WILL REORGANIZE UNION BANK OAKLAND, Jan. details of the sale of the Union National Bank control to the Western Pacific Rail way, represented by J. Dalzell Brown of the California Safe Deposit and Trust Company, - have been made pub lic . It is announced that vie only di rectors Who, will retire are Bush Fin nell and George Levlson of San Fran cisco; that Thomas Prather, the presi dent,".will • remain as -a director, though retiring from the head of the bank; th^at the others, Edson F. Adams. R. S. Farrelly, John C. Adams and Charles E. Palmer, will remain on the board. Palmer, as heretofore announced, being president.. Not less than 751 of the 1500 shares of - the bank's capital..- stock / have been. sold. The. market value haa been $200 a share, hence $150,000 and up .ward. has ."been, paid" to, the stock holders. . The president prospective has been with the bank as its cashier for twenty-five years. / After/the "Farmers', and Merchants' .Bank' occupies, its new .building on Franklin street, the Union -Bank will take the quarters to be vacated, which adjoin it on thTe north. ." TWO AUTOMOBILES CRASH . AXD "OCCUPAXTS IXJITRED Macblne /Driven . by William Moore Is DemnliKhrd In Collision With ' >; That of S. H. Mott OAKLAND, Jan. 2. — Two automobiles collided early yesterday morning at the corner of Thirteenth avenue and East Twelfth > street while speeding h,o'me with belated revelers. S. H.. Mott gt lSij ; Harmon avenue, Berkeley, was operating one machine and William Moore of Oakland the other and both were running at a lively speed when the accident occurred.^ * - /The shock of. the collision threw the autoists"; In a heap, severely bruising them and^ injuring. Moore's left. hand. Moore's machine was • practically wrecked. "-^ SHOOTS iWHE.V BARTEXDER : REFUSES TO SERVE DRIXK Thirsty Stranger Starts an Affray In v..« \u25a0 Water 'Front Saloon, bnt Xo One la Hurt An exchange ' .of shots in which neither' party .was . injured took place last night in the Bulkhead saloon at the corner, of Mission and East streets between' an unknown man and ; Bar tender Harry. Johnson. The stranger drew a. revolver and fired three shots when a drink was refused him. John son/dodgea beneath the bar in time to escape /the^bullets and then he opened fire. His aim Was 'wide, however, and the thirsty.'man fled. ".. Th,e bullets fired by the; stranger, shattered" the mirror behind the.bar.* /^Detectives; Conlan and McGowan have been detailed to find the assail ant.- He is described as being about 30 years 'of age, 5 feet, 7 inches talL XO « DECISION" CONCERNING • PANAMA CAXAL LABORERS ' \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 — _- -ft' \u25a0 Chairman Shonts Says Matter Cannot Be Determined ' Until Contract ; r :\u25a0:\u25a0'. Is Disposed Ot 9 WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. — Chairman Shonts .T. T of „ the Isthmian Canal Com mission: when*; asked today concerning dispatches .from" Panama announcing that -Chinese labor '".would not be used onTthe canal said:; • "No decision" has been reached to what ; sort !r! r of labor will be employed in the' canal zone. It will be impossible to - arrive \ at* any, decision until ' after the canal contract has been dis posed -'.of.'*. - ~ *• *•". v . DEFEAT CAUSES SUICIDES BOSTON, Jan. 22.— Depressed, . it is believed,, over his defeat for. re-election for* '?. Registrar/ 'of ' Deeds,: an "-office which ., he had held for twenty- five consecutive jV years,. * Thomas Temple, 70 : years .'bid, committed suicide today by inhaling 'illuminating- gas. BULGARIAN RAILROAD STRIKE SOFIA; Bulgaria; .. Jan. 2.— The em ployes the; Btate railroads have gone on? strike,; because ;of the .refusal of •their demands for increased wages.. The Government ~ has ; : taken ;. prompt " meas ures, to insure the continuance of .traffic and willtuse; military, locomotive driv ers ; to this .end. ,\ . TERRORISTS KILL GENDAR3IES • .^.WARSAW, j Russian t Poland, Jan. 2.— Two; terroriBtB vshot killed -two gendarmes dn: Granitina" street .today and j fled. — Soldiers • started *-. in pursuit and? opened j fire on the, assassins. - The bullets went wild and • wounded- four .pedestrians. ' .£§EBBBA : ' ; \u25a0 - GIRL GIVES BACK RING TO MINER P. Shelby of Beatty Charges Miss; Hutchinson With Embezzling the Ornament DROPS PROSECUTION OAKLAND.. Jan 2.— Charging that Miss Doris Hutchinson. of 16 Lynn avenue, Fruitvale. had appropriated- a diamond ring valued at $700 and had' refused to return it. P. M. Shelby^ a wealthy miner of Beitty. Nevl, swore out a search warrant a few days ago for the recovery of the jewel, and als? svore to a complaint charging . ills* Hutchinson with felony emberzlementl. This morning both charges were dis missed. Miss "Hutchinson haying re turned the ring to Shelby... and .the. latter refusing to. press the embezzle ment charge. . " .' • "*; -t. : • Shelby, when he swore to the felony, complaint, informed the prosecuting at torney that he had handed the ring to the young woman that she might .ex amine it. and that she had slipped U on her finger and refused • to . return it to him. Miss Hutchinson said; how ever, that Shelby had given her the ring to replace one' that she 'had lost, and that he .had. "never asked her to return it her first knowledge that he wished to get It back, corning to her when the officers served, the search warrant. . * ' ' '-• '-.. . CO3IPAXY FORMED TO BtTILD ANOTHER HOTELLV BERKELEY Fonr-Story Hostelrr to. Be Ejected at Southeast Cprn.er; of Addlson and "Oxford Street* : BERKELEY, Jan. 2^-A: new hotel en terprise, " designed to provide : Berkeley with a flrst-class hotel in the center of the town, , has . been- launched by E. L. : Coryell, senior member .of the firm of realty operators known as/ Coryell. Hackley & Young. Stock has been sold and a site purchased by, the new hotel company. .".".. .. .' .• • The building will stand at Addlson and Oxford -.streets; -on .' the southwest^ corner. The location Is- directly. across^ from the university campus and within a block of the- heart, of Berkeley. The building will be' four -stories in height, containing; at • least . 200 apartments, each with a bath;, a. dinlhgr-room seat ing 150 persons and a}i modern hotel conveniences.-' ••;:•.' . "; CALIFORNIA. -PATE'XTS . WASHINGTON. Jan. 2.— California patents were Issued today as follows: Julius M.. 'Alexander-, and -H. -Fox, Healdsburg, ruling pen;. William F. Ar nold. Oakland. 'carpehter's. plane; Hiram W. Blaisdell. Los Angelesi scraping ma chine for closed -filters'; Cornelius Col lins, San Francisco, fireproof .building construction ; John L. Dufran'e, Oakland, tape punching " register; Isaacs- X.- En-: right. San Francisco, combined gas seal box and .washer; MiltoiT^A. Fe.sler,. Vl^ salia, : crude oil burner; fSlmon ' . J." Gray and J. Horning 1 , Oakland;.- sawing- ma chine; Lawrence Holmes, Ljos Angeles." apartment- house 'disappearing. \u25a0 beds ; Thomas Husaey. % Hollywood. ." ' .miners' gold pan; Lewis- iL Kellogg', - Los An geles, motiv : e power eiiglne; ; Leon .H; Lowe, San Francisco, ; . : -apparatus -for making gas and cookl.ngr.Matthew. R." Lyle,- Oakland, -ore- separator; William F. Morris, Los Angeles, /frosting ; or Ace-] ing, peri; Albert G. Perkins. Vallejo. safety rubber heel; Fre3 \u25a0; Starr, : San Francisco, wave motor; Fred .C. StevehV son, Los Angetes; • check .- for' safe, keep- 1 ; Ing of articles;- Ross H. Stollar." LosAn^ geles, fluid pressure engine; Cyrus W: v Waymlre, NorwalK, acetylene gas ' gen r erator; William. W. Word;. San Fran cisco, hammer controllin|r. means; \u25a0."'•;' . FREEDOM. FOB GROSS i "ij BOISE. Idaho, Jan. 2«— The . BOard 6T Pardons set A. J, Gross at liberty to day. He • was sent up., from Lincoln' County in 1894 under, a life :sentenc;e: for murder, having killed two .men In the j Hagerman Valley. ,'. He. had .bee-ii arrested .and shot the deputy- sheriff and another man. " ' •-. ' • .'"'\u25a0;. ••.. YTRECXEa IS DEltArXEX^Beddlnjc; J«a.. 2. While a bis wrecker was battling up a Poll? man coach that . went down aa . embankment at Kennet yesterday the wrecker got bit the track and nearly killed one man. \u25a0 -Traffic, was- de layed another half day". . .• : . • -. =..'•:.. DR. PIERCES REMEDIES. \u25a0;\u25a0 '. •] /They Stand Alone; : '^ ' Standing out in bold relief.- all aionet-. and as a conspicuous example 'of open, frank and honest dealing with the sick and afflicted, are Dr. Plerce's Favorita'. Prescription for weak, over-worked,- de- bilitated, nervous, "run-down," pain- racked women, ana Dr. Pierces Golden " Medical Discovery; the famous remedy for weak stomach, indigestion, or dys- pepsia, torpid liver, or biliousness, all catarrh al affections whether of the* stomach, bowels, kidneys, bladder," nasal . passages, throat, bronchia, or other nra-'- cous passages, also as an effective remedy for all diseases arising from this, watery . or. impure blood, as scrofulous and skin affections. Each bottle of the above medicines bears upon its wrapper a badge of hon- esty in the full list of ingredients com- posing it— printed in plain English. This frank and open puUicitv places, these medicines in .a class all by them- *cir«, and is the best' guaranty of their merits. They cannot be classed as patent nor secret medicines for. they are neither — being of known composition. ' Dr. Pierce feels that he can afford tcr* take the afflicted into his full confidence and lay all the ingredients of ; his medi- cines ' freely before them because these ingredients are such as are endorsed and most strongly praised by scores of the most eminent .medical writers as cures for the diseases for which these medi- cines are recommended. Therefore, the ; afflicted do not nave to rely alone upoa Dr.. Plerce's recommendation ! as to the curative value of his medicines' for cer- tain easily.' recognized diseases. A glance at the printed formula on each-wttle will show. that no alcohol and no harmful or habit-forming drugs enter Into -Dr. Plerce's medicines, . they being wholly, compounded of glyceric extracts of ; the • roots of ' native, American forest plants. These are best and safest for the cureA)f most lingering, chronic dls* eases. Dry R. V. Pierce can be consulted free, by addressing him at Buffalo, JS. \ ., and all - communications are re- garded as sacredly confidential -. \u25a0 ", It is as easy to be well as ill— and much more comfortable. Constipation is the cause of many forms of illness. Dr Pierces Bleasant Pellets cure constipa- tion. They are tiny. «ugai-coated gran- ules. Onellttfe "Pellet -Is a gentle faxa- tive, two a mild cathartic All dealers to, , medicines sell them. ( IjCAßfEfe] GenolneM^Bear- '\u25a0 •Hir—.p rac-Simile Signature Ipills. /yZ£<a^^^tt^ ]™i IREFUSE SUBSTITUTES.