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OAKLAND ALAMEDA BERKELEY SODERBERG'S TRIAL SLOW IN STARTING Alleged Matricide's Case Called Before Superior Judge Melvin Attorneys Allen and Hynes Are Again Pitted Against . Each Other OAKLANT). Feb. 4. — Erlahd Soder berg, a young longshoreman, was placed on trial In Judge Melvin's court today for the- murder of' his mother, Mrs. Sig'rld ' Martha Soderberg. The finding of her body, mutilated and hacked al most beyona semolance of a human be ing, in a closet in their home in B etreet nearly a year ago led to the ar rest of her son, Erland, and the police alleged that they secured a confession from him after several days' persistent sweating in the city prison. Since then he fcas been in the county jail, but the long delay in bringing him to trial was allowed at the request of Attorneys Al len .and. Walsh for the defense, who pre pared to base their case on a plea of insanity and sent to Germany for depo sitions regarding the alleged Ineanity of Soderberg's father, as it was said that his father died in an asylum for the insane. ' .••:.\u25a0;.••:.-\u25a0.' The body of Mrs. Soderberg -was dis covered by neighbors March 25. They missed her about the place, entered her house and on searching the premises discovered that she had been murdered and her body, wrapped in blankets, had been placed in an upright position in a locked closet. Her throat had been cut in several places and her right thigh also bore a long, deep gash. Soderberg hud been seen about the place on the evening before slightly under the influ ence of liquor. Upon his return at 2 o'clock in the afternoon he wes arrested and accused of the ci-ime. He showed grief and de nied that he had committed the deed. He Eaid he had gone to bed the night before and had- slept until 6 o'clock the following morning, when he ate a hasty breakfast and went to -work in San Francisco. :; .v Upon investigating the colice found epots of blood on hi 6 undevshirt, they alleged, and also discovered the key to ilie locked closet in his pocket. He was sweated by Detectives Hodgkins and Flynn and two days later was said to havft uttered a broken confession. The police theory was that Mrs. So dorberg had upbraided her son for drinking, it was known she had r.i.r.e previously, and that in drunken i i£«s he murdered her. Traces of a Struggle in the kitchen, where the deed was supposed to have been committed, wore covered up with some care. The young man's demeanor when ac cused of thef v crime was of- surprise and grief rather than guilt, is the state ment of some who were present." Examination of jurors proceeded slowly and none was secured during the day. A. G. Davis was excused by con sent of both sides, as he said his wife was a sister in law to a cousin of At torney J. J. Allen, who is conducting Soderberg's defense. The prosecution is carried by Assistant District Attor ney W". H. L. Hynes. A bitter struggle is anticipated, as Allen and Hynes be came embittered during the trial of Olive Scully. REDWOOD DEMANDS S. P. RIGHT ALLEGED WRONGS Grievances Are Aired Before Meeting of the City Council REDWOOD CITY. Feb. 4.— The meet ing. of the city council last night took on the aspects of an amicorporation fight before it was many minutes old. P. Foley complained that the South ern Pacific company was In the custom of allowing trains to block ade Etreet crossings for a much longer time than was allowed by law, and with this as a starter complaints against the railroad company rolled in thick and fast. The corporation was accused of not paying its water bill for water fur r-iEhed the station here by the munici pality, of not installing culverts that it. had promised to place and also of not keeping the footbridge in repair running along. lts right of way south of the station. It Is alleged that the footbridge Is In a. dangerous condition and that in the past few months more than one citi zen wending his way home late at night has dropped suddenly from its board walk into the ellme of the marsh. After a prolonged discussion on all of these alleged ills. City Attorney Archer Kincald was ordered to com municate with the Southern Pacific company and demand instant relief. PIONEER VALENTINE HUSH NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE Prominent Californian Citizen Lies Critically 111 at His Fruitvale Home OAKLAND. Feb. 4.— Valentine Hush, pioneer and a prominent figure In the business, political and social history of California, is critically ill at his resi dence, 1340 East Fourteenth street, Fruitvale, and the attending physi cians hold out no hope for his recovery. Valentine Hue). Jr. has . been sum moned from Tonopah to the bedside of his father, and a daughter, Mrs. Frank Richardson Wells, is on her way here from Vermont. Thomas Magee, a son In law, is hurrying back from New York, where he went recently in the Interests of Mrs. Herman Oelrlchs. Mrs. Thomas Magee and the Will Magees are already at the Hush home. DORICS HAVE LADIES' IVIGHT Doric lodge No. 216, Free and Ac cepted Masons, for the first time since Its organization had a ladies' nigh* in Golden Gate hall , Monday evening, which v. as attended by nearly 500 persons, all In full dress. During the early part of the evening there was a program of musical and literary numbers con tributed by Mrs. Gomez, Mrs. Leon, G. Goldberg, Billy Hynes. the -Golden Gate ruartet, "William Trebeli, D. Levl.' M. Emmenon and M. Pecter. Then fol lowed an order of dances and at 11 o'clock supper was served In the ban auet hall. The affair was under the Sirection of Benjamin Levl, W. S. Scott and J. D, Hamraah. •\u25a0' -> MULCREVY REPORTS, The monthly, report of County Clerk H. I. MuJcrevy, Issued yesterday, 6howed receipts during January to have been $17,222.85, and expenses 57,320. 50, leaving an excess of receipts over expenses of $10,002.05. Slayer of Mother on Trial Classify Bancroft Library Erland- Soderberg, who went to trial yesterday on charge of having murdered his mothen DAILY CALIFORNIA IN DIRE STRAITS ' — \u25a0 \u25a0: Management to Discontinue Student Paper if Financial Aid Is Not Given BERKELEY, Feb.- 4. — The manage ment of the Dally Californlan, the stu dent daily paper of the University of California, made the announcement to the student body today that unless 150 subscriptions to complete the 500 neces sary for the publication of the paper for the remainder of the term were re ceived the college daily will be discon tinued after tomorrow, as even the "panic" edition at the expense of an alumnus will not be published. Up to date more than 350 subscrip tions have been received, but a total of 500 is necessary for the paper to pay expenses, although a debt of 9800 is outstanding. If the student body will not rally to the support of the paper | the student daily which was established in 1597 will go out of existence. ' The Callfornian company suspended publication of the college journal a week ago on 'account of .outstanding debts and because of the little interest the students took in the paper. For the last week a "panic" edition, printed in dodger form at the expense of a former student of the university, has been issued with the hope that the stu dent body would realiie the plight of the Californian and lend support. WANTS CRUISER SILVER SERVICE TO BE REGAL L. P. Crane Believes People of Oakland , Will n Show . Generosity OAKLAND, Feb.. 4.^-Colonel L. P. Crane, who has" been authorized by the Oakland chamber of commerce to so licit and receive subscriptions in this city with the hop* of raising $3,000 toward a silver service for the new United States cruiser California, this afternoon said: This movement will lead -to a test of the public spirit, state pride and national pride of. the people of Alameda county. The people of the state of California are being Interested In the buying of a ellrer service for the United States cruiser California. That ressel was built in San Francisco harbor by the- Union iron works and is specifically a California product. She will In time -go into all the ports of the civilized world and her officers will entertain the dignitaries of the nations of the earth, who will sit at h.er table. And her table should not be Inferior to any table which can b« set on any cruiser or battleship which bears the name of any other state In the onion. Oakland has been asked to raise $3,000 as her share to that contribution and -we Intend to raise It. CHAUFFEUR IMPLICATED IN KIDNAPING ARRESTED Wanted in Fremont Older Case and Will Be Brought From Chicago Pete Callander. the chauffeur who was implicated with Luther Brown and Porter Ashe of Patrick Calhoun's de tective and legal bureau in the kid naping of Fremont Older several months ago, and who was later indict ed In connection with that matter, was arrested in Chicago yesterday by George E. Burns, son of Special Agent William J. Burns. Callander was spirited out of the city by some of Calhoun's agents at the time the Older kidnaping case was under investigation by the grand jury, but he thought better of the matter after leaving and returned to give his testimony. So contradictory were Cal lander's statements, however, that a true bill was found against him. Soon afterward he disappeared for the sec ond time. He was traced to Chicago, where the arrest. was made yesterday. Callander was released on ball, his bonds being furnished by an attorney named Mill, but arrangements will be made to bring him to this city at once, and he will probably be held in jail here or else freed under heavy bonds until he is needed as a witness. FORESTERS TO DANCE The companion and the subordinate courts of the Independent Order of For esters of this city are to give a ball in Cotillon hall tomorrow night. The grand march has been scheduled for 8 o'clock. Army and Navy; Orders WASHINGTON, Feb. 4— The follow ing orders were today Issued at the war department: - Captain H. B. .Clark, coast artillery corps, will proceed to Portland. Ore., take station there and report by let ter to the commanding, general of . the department of the Columbia for duty, relieving Major John Els ter Baxter, quartermaster. Captain Clark, in addi tion to his. duty as disbursing quarter master, will report to the commanding general of the department of the Co lumbia for duty as assistant quarter master. \u25a0 Major Richmond McA. Bchofleld, quar termaster, haying reported at San Fran cisco, will proceed to Jeftersonville. Ind.," and reporjtto depot quartermaster for duty. Chaplain Edmund'P. East erbrbok, coast artillery -corps. Is Tre lleved ' from duty :at Fort Worden, Wash., and 'will proceed about March 1, 1908, to the Presidio of San Francisco and report to commanding = officer for 'duty^ "\u25a0' ' \u25a0",' -\u25a0• \u25a0 • .\u25a0• •; "-: -\u25a0-\u25a0;\u25a0. - XAVY ORDER Paymaster ' Clerk AY. H. Normand has been appointed paymaster clerk In the navy' for duty in California. TL^:SJJSvF^ SEEK MANUSCRIPTS ON EARLY HISTORY Students Delve Into Immense Collection Composing the Bancroft Library Task of Classifying and Segre gating Papers 4 to Occupy Many Months BERKELEY, Feb. 4.— Delving Into the mass of historical data gathered from all parts of \u25a0 the Pacific coast, which I forms the Bancroft library, recently purchased by the University' of Cali fornia for' $150,000, but now said to be invaluable, five students of the Uni versity of California are classifying and segregating the great collection forming the nucleus of the Pacific Coast Academy of History -instituted by Professor Henry Morse Stephens in hopes of finding manuscripts bear ing on the history of California, and the southwest. The lost Carondelet pa pers, missing for 150 years, were found j recently and the history of the south- | west, and particularly "Louisiana," will have to be revised. Miss Mabel Chubb of the class of '07. Miss Louise F. Scott '06, N. A. Ricciardi '07 and Gordon C. Davidson of the Uni- | verslty of Toronto are ..the students: engaged in the task of classifying the i storehouse of historical matter, the ac cumulation of years of labor on the part of H. H. Bancroft. The Carondelet papers have* been segregated and partly calendared,; also the Larkin historical papers. The labor of the students in search of forgotten lore is tremendous and will require months for the complete classification, after which the task of cataloguing will be begun. The work is being done under the di rection of Frederick J; Teggart, curator of the Bancroft library. TWENTY-THIRD TO SAIL; ON THE BUFORD TODAY General Chaffee's Daughter Is a Passenger on Transport Bound for Philippines The Twenty-third infantry will sail for the Philippines this morning on the transport ! Buf ord." "This regiment has been stationed at the Jamestown exposition. Colonel Philip Reade goes as commander, but it is not likely that he will be in the islands long, as he is about to be promoted to the rank. of brigadier general. The regiment arrived early yesterday morning, and at once went , on board the transport. Following is a list of the Buford's passengers: W.'Jl* Colonel Philip Reade, Twenty-third Infantry. and wife; Colonel G. A. Booth, Twenty-sixth Infantry: Major T. C. Goodman, paymaster United States army; Major Franklin I. Hatton, Philippine scouts; ' Chaplain J. H. Sutherland, Twenty-third infantry; Captain .Samuel . Seay Jr., Twenty-third Infantry, wife and son; Cap tain J. M. Slpworth, Twenty-third infantry, wife and daughter; Captain C. B. Hagadorn, Twenty-third infantry; Captain T. r, Schley, Twenty-third Infantry; Captain H. L. Lanbach, Twenty-third infantry,' wife and daughter; Chaplain John T. Axtpn, Eighteenth. Infantry: Captain E. A. Gretnofffh. paymaster, wife and Infant; Captain H. A. Drum. Twenty-third In fantry and wife; Captain Joel R. Lee, Twenty third infantry, wife, and Infant; Lieutenant W. W. McCammos, Twenty-third Infantry; Lieu tenant W. E. Bennett, Twenty-fifth Infantry, wife asd Infant; Lieutenant W. 11. Noble, Twenty-third Infantry; Lieutenant F. S. Young, Twenty-third Infantry; Lieutenant R. E. Grin stead, Twenty-third Infantry, and wife; Lieu tenant G. V. S. Quackenbush, Twenty-third in* fan try. and wife; Lieutenant Fred H. Turner, Twenty-third Infantry, wife and son; Lieu tenant William Krueger, Twenty-third Infantry, wife and son; Lieutenant John R. Brewer, Twenty-third infantry; Lieutenant - Pat M. Sterens, Twenty-third Infantry, and wife; Lieu tenant K. L. Pepper, Twenty-third Infantry; Lieutenant Fay TV*. Brabson, Twenty-third In fantry; Lieutenant Harry S. Adams, Twenty third infantry; Lieutenant Charles .A. Thuls, Twenty-third infantry; Lieutenant F. C. Miller. Twenty-third Infantry; Lieutenant C. A. Don aldson. Twenty-third Infantry, and wife; Lieu tenant C. R. Lewis, Twenty-third Infantry; L*u tenant Roderick Dew, Twenty- third Infan try; Lieutenant W. A. Blain, Twenty-third in fantry, wife and son; Lieutenant W. G. Miller, Twenty- third Infantry; Lieutenant R. E. Clarke, Twenty-third infantry; Lieutenant H. B. Cla gett. Twenty-third Infantry; Lieutenant W. T. MacMlllan, Twenty-third Infantry; Lieutenant John W. Lang, Twenty-third Infantry: Miss Chaffee, daughter of General Chaffee; Robert G. Nunan and wife, G. C. Brigham, Miss Clara Hague, Mrs. Otto Mejewskl and daughter, Mrs. F. E. Miller and daughter, Joseph Miller, Mrs. F. J. Yopp and son, Mrs. Joseph Houston and daughter, Mrs. W. G. Qulnn and two children, Mrs. Guy Coulter, Mrs. William Welch and son, Mrs. William Smith and son, Mrs. W. L. Chiles and daughter, Mrs. Larry Patten, Mrs. E. FondeTllle, Mrs. J. W. Buerkle, Mrs. J. O. Mitts, Mrs. T. C. Hamilton and daughter, Mrs. K. R. Beidel and son and Mrs. J. C. Rector and son. I \u25a0 General A. R. Chaffee arrived. with his daughter yesterday' from Los An geles. They "are the guests of General and Mrs. Frederick Funston. Miss Chaffee will sail* today for Manila on the Buford. 3i . \u25a0. v^iV>:v \u25a0"' Mrs. John B. Bellinger, wife of Col onel Bellinger, and her four sons have returned from the east, where they have been visiting relatives.. They have taken a house at Van Ness ave nue and Filbert street • , The Third cavalry, whloh has' been in the Philippines for two years, is on the transport Thomas, due to arrive here February 13. On - arrival the headquarters band and the first and second squadrons will proceed to Fort , Clark, Tex. The Third squadron . will i go to Fort Sam Houston, Tex. CELL ENGULFED BY TIDE MAN NEARLY DROWNS Cries for Help Coming From Jail Roused Entire Popula tion of Belvedere • , BELVEDERE, , Feb. 4.— "Help l Help! For God's sake, help! I'm' drowning!" were cries that-aroused the 'entire community \u25a0 last night \ and [ brought out parties to search .for drowning man. . Vainly "they sought until, by chance, a man passed the, Jail. Inside was Duncan Kennedy floundering in a cell almost engulfed" in^the tide. " Old residents \u25a0\u25a0 say : that . last night's tide .was \u25a0 the highest on record.^: The water rose »so^:rapldly rthat Kennedy, soon had to wade^ about; his cell. In a Bhort time the -cot /and'ichair were floating, when ; he ;^nas- rescued. DINNER FOR PRESIDENT -r \u25a0'. In honor of their retiring" president, J. H. Welnstock,^ to;whose psrsonal,ef forts arid'administration they attribute much of the success of their organiza tion during his four; years as president; members of the Commonwealth,; club will 'hold! a'dinner,; at; the! Fairmont-ho tel Wednesdays evening-, February .',: 12. The ." occasion twill ; also ; be the ? "ladles' night'V of the; club." ; The : program, will Include addresses .by President David Starr Jordan « oft Stanford and, Professor Henry Morse Stephens.'™ :. WOMAN : rOtrih)' INSANE— Oakland, Feb. 4. Mrs. -, Tlllle ! Peterson fof -• Harw&rd » was • declared Insane "after> an examination -i held .before' Su perlor. Judge Waste > today. , She I was ; conunlttw] to Uie Mate hOßpital at Stocktea. Miss Mabel Chubb and N. A: Ricciardi, two students of the University of California who seek manuscripts in the Bancroft collection bearing on early his tory of the state. *'.'*' POLICE SEARCH FOR ALLEGED FORGERS Two Men Working Singly Are % Accused of Issuing Many Worthless Checks OAKXm^TD, Feb. >4.— R. T. Board, alias Ward, an alleged ex-convict and forger, and an unidentified man, who, operat ing singly, have within the last week, it is alleged, bunkoed nearly, a dozen persons in this city and San Francisco, are being sought by the police of both cities for the misdeeds charged to them. To aid in the hunt for Board the police have had a photograph sent out 'by the prison authorities at Folsom; when. the accused forger was imprisoned* there. Board is said to have forged the name of J. B. Crow, a contractor, to several checks for $100, all of which he passed. The 'other man, who uses the names of Joseph Walsh, W. M. Whalen and K. M. Burns on his alleged . fictitious checks, passes as a brakeman and rents rooms In various portions of the' city. He is said to present in payment for a week's room rent a check for more than the amount due, and having departed with the change is not seen again. The checks left by the two men be gan to come in together, aggregating half a dozen already. From the alleged victims of Board, who is said to have forged the name of Crow to three $100 checks, complaints .were received both In Oakland and San Francisco. He is accused of passing forged checks on C. Donovan at Alcatraz and Telegraph avenues, on J. Price of 405 Fifth street and on J. V. Jones, a jeweler 'in San Francisco. The other confidence man swindled Mrs. Stevenson. of 655 Sixth street out of f 13. a Mrs. Granger at 625 Sixteenth street, and Mrs. M. Greenfeld at 808 Grove street of $14.75._ URGES IMPROVEMENT FOR THE MISSION Promotion Association Names Committee to Interview City Officials/ ,At a meeting 1 of the Mission-promo tion association BSonday night in Rolph's hall a special committee was appointed to look after the Interests of the Mis sion in connection with the projected bond Issue for municipal improvements. The committee will ask the, supervisors to increase the apportionment for : sewers so as to Include the district south of Twenty-ninth street The committee also will request that a pro vision- be made for parks in the Mis sion. The suggestion •will be made to the supervisors that the different items in the bond issue 1 be- segregated and voted'on separately. A committee was appointed to appear Wednesday before the board of public works, and Thursday at the meeting: of the street committee of the supervisor? to invite representatives of the mu nicipality to Inspect the College hill viaduct with the view of ' making: per manent , improvements at this point. The attention of the city's" representa tives also will be called to- the washout on the . Mission road . near Onandago ; avenue, where a temporary; wood via duct , has been c constructed.', ; The ) same committee will urge the improvement of Nineteenth street between Guerrero and Valencia; " . ' - .-" A. B. Maguire, who, had been ap pointed to urpe on behalf of the asso ciation the improvement of Army street, reported that he had held a conference with Engineer Rogers 1 of the , Ocean Shore railroad. ' ' Rogers had k agreed,; on behalf -of his s : company, 'to /donate '^34 feet .of : roadway.? onhthe* south" , side 'of Army.^street between :; Vermont street and the bay, so that Army ' street might be imade 100 'feet wide at -this * point." Maguire r will consult; with /property owners in the.; vicinity in an effortito have street .widened between Mls sion street and the : bay. . ";";;'- . >'.CV.> •The association 'selected a committee to; ; protest against^ the* : ordinance re quiring that ,.? all i; buildings /be Vcon structed '\u25a0-. with .I cement:-; floors. ' It >was stated' that this Cwould. work "a hard ship on the Misßlon"dlstrlct.\. . :^"'" SET END OF CONTEST . BERKELEY, Feb.- 4.r— The ? oompetl-, ,tion ; of ; students f In ' ; the design , for, th« .title' ':\u25a0 pag:©- of • the Blue and - ; Gold"; of 1 1906 -•-' will V' close] February," 10.'" George L.v Bell.^manasingr^ editor of i the ;1 art department,' in the interests' , of peUtora, postponed ; the \u25a0 original ' date. Thugs Pursue and Rob Women Police Hunt JGonficlerice r Men WOMEN PURSUED; ROBBED OF PURSES Followed Many Blocks at Night When They Miss Oakland Streetcar Mad Thug Strikes Out With Club, Which Crashes Through Saloon Door OAKLAND, Feb. 4. — Mrs. M. Miller and Mrs. Gako, both of North Oakland, reported to the- police this morning that they were pursued for. some dis tance late last night by two highway men, who robbed them of their purses and, when one of the women screamed, struck viciously at them with a heavy club. The club crashed through the door of Landregan & White's saloon at Sixty-first and Adeline streets and roused the bar tender, Nicholas Colle gun, who' came to the aid of the women and called a patrolman. ' ', The women informed Policeman Nor, who answered the call, that they had missed the last' car and started tojwalk home. Soon they found that they were being followed by two men. who crossed streets and blocks as the women did. When finally the women began to run the men did the' same and overtook their' victims and robbed them at the place where Collegun was aroused. WOMAN'S CLUB FORCES ACTION ON SMALLPOX Aroused Over. Epidemic Trus tees Will Segregate the % r/ &! Afflicted . SAN MATEO, Feb. 4.— Lax methods on the part of attending physicians in not properly quarantining cases of smallpox is charged by citizens and public sentiment has reached auch a pitch that the city trustees, the board of health and j the health offlcar have been made to take official cognizance of the disease and to begin active meas ures to stamp it out. For two months the disease has been scattered through out the .city and the failure of physi cians to Insist on strict quarantine In all: cases has caused a spread of the disease which is regarded as serious. A communication from' the board of health asking that a pesthouse be pro vided was backed up by one from the Woman's club of San Mateo, which charged that the failure of some physi cians to concur -in the • diagnosis of smallpox and of the health officer to confirm that diagnosis has led to a disregard of prevention C'hi***! in much milder and less menacing diseases is considered criminal laxity. After a prolonged discussion tha city council adopted the petition of the board of health and ordered that body to oversee the construction of a pest camp In the corporation yard. A small house will be built .for cooking pur poses.and.for the use of the attendants of the camp, which will- be surrounded with tents with board floors for the housing of patients who have con tracted the disease. NEW LAW ABOLISHES TRAIN AUDITOR SYSTEM Rule Holding Ticket Scalping Illegal Ends Usefulness of Extra Employes iV^ The Southern Pacific as result of a recent court' ruling to the effect, that the scalping of railroad tickets is il legal will abolish; its train auditor sys tem. For years each train has had, in addition to ' its conductor, an auditor, whose duty it was to go through the cars, inspect the tickets of all passen gers I and satisfy himself that theso tickets were being used by the people to whom they were originally sold. These men were ticket experts and caught many a passenger who was rid ing on a ticket that he had bought cheap from a scalper. On the other hand, they sometimes made errors that resulted in damage suits being brought against the company by passengers who had. been unjustly put off trains. Under the new decision the selling of scalped tickets will come under police surveillance, so the auditors, of whom the company employed about 200, will be dispensed with. ' ; '<\u25a0;\u25a0*)?. BREAKS AGREEMENT TO CURE HAWAIIAN LEPERS Opportunity Offered J. L. Wai- lach Rejected at the Last Moment HONOLULU. Jan. 29.— J. L. Wallach. who created such a furor among the natives of Hawaii by his claims, that he can cure leprosy, "has refused to sign the agreement with the board of health, by which he was to be given permission to treat experimentally 12 lepers from the : settlement. The • conditions of the experiment were agreed on some time ago by Wal lach, and a committee of 10 representing the Hawallans. But at the last moment 'Wallach ; refused to sign the agreement and undertake the treatment. This, ; It is believed, will forfeit for him the confi dence of. th«' Hawaiian people. v APPROVE HARBOR PLANS | WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— The war de partment haa informed Representative Knowland and Senator Perkins that the specifications \u25a0 for 'the < Improvement of Oakland harbor have been 'approved and sent west. , Bids for the work will be called for ; soon.. HU 7>fv Mw*k^T&iiTa9/nm * s to * ove C^^ c^ ren > anc * no .},'-,: -k% : : .. : ,.: •--\u25a0 \u25a0;•.. ordeal throu^li which the cx- f3kl<?fcfjFiißinik<£h pectant mother must pass usually is l^tflfiliafill la so full of / suffering, danger and fear I MB §8111 11 •\^ that 'she looks forward to the critical " ; , , - hour with apprehension and dread. Mother's Friend,^ by its penetrating and soothing properties, allays i nausea, nervousness, and all .unpleasant feelings, and so^ prepares the \u25a0 system for, the -^ --'\u25a0 v v __ A ordeal that she passes through |aJ|| £& \$ p^ JH^ W^^^? worth its weight in gold." $1.00 per jK^Ef|£M/O^*^ifi bottle of druggists. Book containing g H Bw^H S^ I valuable information mailed free. „ MB . sS^^SMhI WE BBADFIUD RtGUUTOR CO., AU*nta, Ga- , Miss Ellen .Witman and Chaf fee E. Hall,' who are members of committees in charge of sopho more class hop at university. SOPHS ARE READY FOR CLASS DANCE Second Year Class Will Hold Hop in Harmon Hall Thursday Night - - BERKELEY. Feb. 4.— Under the leadership of. Chaff ee E. Hall, general chairman-- of \u25a0: the committee for the sopohomore hop, which will be given in Harmon gymnasium Thursday night, arrangements for the elaborate func tion of the "sophs", are now complete. The dance Is one of the four regular class dances of the college y^ar and is considered an exclusive social event. It has received the approval of President Wheeler and the executive committee, as has always been th.* custom. The Informal dance of the sophomores which will be given, on the night of April 25 has not as yet been officially recognized by President Wheeler. The committee in charge of the hop for Friday night ar.»: C. E. Hall, gen eral, chairman; arrangements commit tee — B. L. Bell, Allan Van Fleet, Earle Grant. C. A. Stlllson. W. K. Rowell. G. G. Steele, Marguerite Ogden, Elizabeth Wolfe, Helen Bancroft. Ellen Wltman, Hazel Burpee and Shirley Perry. Recep tion committee — W. I. Hechtman, chair man; Walter Iben, Leland Adams, Frank Baxter, J. R. Fairbanks, W. Les lie, H. S. Johns, G. A. Spelmeyer, Edith Slack. Louise Watters. Carolyn Rock well, Gladya Courtain, Mary Van Gul pen. Floor managers — S. W. Cunning ham and W. Keyes. t " BRANDS GOAT ISLAND EYESORE TO VISITORS Architect Wants Barren Brown Spot Made More Verdant by Government BERKELEY.. Feb.. 4.— Architect B. R. Maybeck, . ex-member of the faculty of the department of architecture of the University of California, declared at the last, meeting of the Hillside club, the organisation of artistic society folk of North Berkeley, that Goat Island, with Its brown barren hills, was an eyesore to visitors in the bay cities. Maybeck told the club that the Island should be made a verdant beauty spot by the government. He said: ! The peoplt of this ' state par too little atten tlon to the home beautiful and the house beau tiful. Everj-thlns (raws la tills state. So we people of California should hare Tine* and ar bors, trees and flowers In . the greatest of pro fusion. \u25a0We need, not spend .. the hundreds of thousands of dollars that the citizens of Rome, Brussels and' Paris spend to make their cities beautiful. It would coat little money and take tout » little time to make Berkeley and other cities of the state nature's playground. TRAINER FOR WRESTLERS STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Feb! 4.— Wrestling; enthusiasts of Stanford uni versity, who formed a club last semester have engaged a professional trainer. R. B. Cornell of the Olympic dub.,; Cornell will not remain, on the campus, but will devote special days to the Instruc tion of the local wrestlers. CONFESSES THAT GUEST IS ROBBED Woman Companion Admits That A. R. Pedder Steals Money From Sleeper Victim Declares to Police That He Was Drugged Before Retiring OAKLAND, Feb. i.— Audrey R. Ped der. arrested under the namo of Peddler, with a woman supposed to hava been his wife, for tha alleged robbery of. W. E. Bryant, a guest In their home, was arraigned In police court tnls .morn ing on a charge of grand larceny, to which Pedder pleaded not anility. His examination was set for next Saturday: Th« police allege they have learned ; that Pedder is a brother to Wllmer W. Pedder, a Los Angeles millionaire, and that the woman supposed to hava bean Mrs. Pedder is Alice Marguerlta Hewitt, a stenographer, from Tacoma, where she was reported missing some time ago. She is a woman of remarkably striking 1 appearance. It is not likely that the woman will be charged aa an accomplice, she hav ing informed the police of a trick, by I which Pedder Is alleged to have at tempted to clear himself of suspicion. Pedder was at one time a partner of ; Bryant In the tea business in Sacra mento and when the couple Invited Bry : ant to pass the night In their apart ments at Sixteenth street and San Pablo avenue he accepted. Next morning: Bryant missed 170 and accused Pedder of theft. Until the woman confessed the police were at a loss to account for the money. Miss Hewitt, under exam ination in Jail, informed Detectives Kyle and McSorley that Pedder had mailed the money to himself in San , Francisco, after changing it into paper currency. The detectives secured an order for the letters and found them in the general delivery in San Francisco. Bryant declares to the police that he was drugged. He admits that all drank liquor v .ale in tha Pedder apart ments and he alleges that a drug was given him in his drink. A few months ago Pedder waa re ceiving an income of $1,000 a month from a real estate business in Los An geles. Later he went to Sacramento, where he and Bryant became partners. Bryant is now living at 435 310.5s avenue. WILL CONTINUE TO PRINT LIST OF "UNFAIR HOUSES" Labor Clarion Believes It Is Not Affected by the Supreme Court Decision Andrew J. Gallagher, secretary of the labor council and one of the promi nent local labor leaders, announced yesterday that the decision of the su preme court against boycotting, filed Monday, would have no effect as con cerned the weekly list of shops against which the council had grievances. which Is published in the Clarion, the labor council's official organ. "The council at all times seeks to maintain the law." s-ld Gallagher, "and has never yet found it necessary to resort to any other methods to carry on its struggles. However, the ruling deals with picketing and other drastic methods of keeping union sympathizers away from houses that are not tfcd la boring man's friends. The list in the Clarion falls outside the ruling and we shall continue to warn away Its readers from such places." STOP DRINKING Orrine Destroys Desire for Drink "How to Swear Off" It was formerly customary for tha habitual drinker to take the pledge regularly, sometimes once a year, and sometimes in every fit of remorse that followed his debauches, and then- break it. But now it is gradually dawning on the world that pledges do not stop drunkenness. When a man takes a pledge voluntarily he expects to keep it. Every man expects to keep his word, and every broken pledge costs the drunkard many a heartache. But he cannot help it. He fights as long as he can, then succumbs to the crav- ing. The neryous system of the ha- bitual drinker is diseased and he must hare treatment that will cure this condition. This Orrine will do and is sold under a positive guarantee to cure the drink habit or the money will be refunded. No other treatment for the liquor habit is sold with such a liberal guarantee. Orrine is prepared in two forms: No. 1, a powder^ perfectly tasteless and colorless, which can be given secretly^ in any food or drink. Orrine Na 2, in pill form, is for those who' wish to be cured of the habit, and it should be taken by every one who swears off. No matter which form of Orrine is used the iruarantee is the same. The" price of Orrine is $I.OQ per box, mailed in plain sealed wrapper on re- ceipt of price- Write for free booklet on "How to Cure Drunkenness" (mailed in plain, sealed envelope), by The Orrine Co., Washington, D. C. Orrine is sold by The Owl Drug Co.'s stores, Sutter and Van Ness, 916 Mar- ket St.. Sixteenth and Mission sts. :*t— — -h> —Want to Trade, Buy or Sell?— —USE CALL WANT ADS— *' ". ' , —i' \u25a0 ' PROPOSALS .PROPOSALS tor St««a»er— Office of tfc« Quar- termaster General. C. S. Army, Waahlnjton, D. C, February 3, 1903. Settled proposals, la dupli- cate, will be received bare until 2 o'clock p. "a.. eastern time, liarch 10, IOO.s. and tbca op«av<l la the presence of bidden, for tb« construction and complete equipment of a twin screw steel iteamer for army s«rrlee. lea^tti ISS feet, load Un« 154 f e* t. breadth 32 feet, depth 17 Net, lv accordance with the condition*. «pectdcationa and drawing*, wnicn can be obtained by addrestlng this office. The Government r«s«rvi»s Uw rixht t» accept or reject any or . all proposals. Pro- posals to be marked "Proposals for Steamer for Artillery Service, to be opened March 10. 1905." and addressed to J. B. ALES HI RE, Qoarterma»-> ter General. . . • PROPOSALS for cable rattwa** and duplex cable waji. office of General Purchasing Of- ficer Isthmtan Canal Commission. Washington. D. C. -The opening of bids for 'above ma- terial "Clrcalar four fourteen," bad been postponed from t>brnarr 3, 1!V>8," to • February " IS. 1903. \u25a0 H. F. HODGES. Uent- \u25a0 Col; Corps vi :::uu»eers, V: a. A., General Purcoaslag Officer.