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1,000 Chickens and 4 Horses
Die in Mysterious $125,000
Night Fire
OAKLAND. April 24.— The Hall ware
house company's big warehouse and
nine cottages in the block between
Adeline and Chestnut and Third and
Fifth streets were burned to the ground
.by a fire which broke out mysteriously
and suddenly shortly after 3 o'clock
this morning and burned until late in
the forenoon. The loss is fully $125.
000. of which perhaps half is covered
by insurance policies.
Had there been a breath of wind the
fire would have wiped out more than
one block. The heat scorched the paint
on dwellings, factories and the Tomp
fcins echool across the street. Ap
paratus in the warehouse for fire pro
tection was inaccessible, and with sev
eral hose streams the firemen sum
moned were not able to quench the
flames, but could only prevent adjoin
ing buildings from being ignited.
Nobody was hurt, but the families
. living In the cottages escaped with only
their clothes and in some eases clad
only in nigrht garments. Twenty-seven
. horses stabled in one end of the ware
.house were led out. and four ran back
to be burned to death.
The suddenness with which the ware
house, a three story building 100 feet
.by 254, covered outside with corrugated
.iron, took fire made the firemen's
task seem hopeless.
The night watchman, J. W. Macken
zie, was half a block away, having
Just made the rounds of the. premises,
when he chanced to glance back and
. saw flames leaping high in the air.
He ran back to the warehouse to try
to reach the interior fire apparatus, but
flames barred his way. He then ran
down Adeline street to Third and across
to Chestnut, screaming "Fire!"
He awakened Tom Kelson. the stable
. rr.an, and the two men drove out the
horses. They could not prevent four
from running back into the burning
etalls, and it was after getting the
horsts out that Nelson remembered the
fire alarm boxes. Not having a key,
he and Mackenzie broke the iron box
door with a hammer.
AH the downtown fire companies an
swered. The firemen wisely turned
much of their hose on the threatened
- buildings near by and kept the lire
.confined to one block. Nearly all that
block was left in ashes. •
Most of the cottages burned were in
the north side of Third street. At 1126
Third street lived A. R. Corrallo and
his family, the cottage owned by J.
Montroy. Corrallo and his family es
Living in other cottages were J. J.
Hayden of 1122 Third, who owned his
home; Mrs. Anna McClain, owner and
dweller at 1130 Third street; Mrs.
Ouerin. living at 111S Third and owning
• the adjoining cottage at 1116. Fred
Manise of 1114 Third owned two of
the homes, and Mrs. H. Evans of 1106
Third street owned her little residence.
V H. Peterson lived in Adeline street
just north of the warehouse, and bis
home, his barn and 1.000 chickens klpt
in the large rear lot were burned.
The flames reaching over Peterson's
home licked the roof of the Pacific
shade cloth company, but only shin
gles were burned.
Stored in the warehouse were goods
owned by manufacturers in the east and •
by San Francisco shops which were
worth a fortune. The northeast corner
of the building was leased to Jessup
& Wheelan of San Francisco. They lost
j their stock of cleaners for agricul
j tural purposes, of electric motors and
of 10,000 kegs of nails.
Several other local concerns had
goods in the place. They have their
own- insurance, and the Hall company
held policies of a total of about $60,000.
E. E. Hall, the president, estimates the
whole loss in the warehouses at $100,
000. The cottages with their furni
ture and the damage to other buildings
amount to an added loss of about
'Benevolent Society Will Raise
Funds at Parties
OAKLAND. April 24. — The St. Fran
cis benevolent society of Fruitvale
•will give a whist tournament at St.
Elizabeth's hall. Bray avenue, tomor
row night. The affair will be the
first of a series of whist parties to
be held during the spring, and the
committee in charge is doing every
thing in Its power to bring about
successful results. Prizes will be
gwarded, and after the games re
freshments are to be served by the
young women of the society. Ad
mittance "will be by ticket. «and the
• proceeds go to the benefit of the or
• ganization.
Engs Is Guest at Banquet by
Athenian Members.
OAKLAND, April 24. — Edward ."W.-
Engs, former president of the
Athenian club of Oakland, was guest
at a banquet given in the parlors of
the club last night, which was at
tended by more than 80 members.
Engs was succeeded by James P.
.Kdoft*. Under the direction of Engs
the club made progress both finan
cially and in membership. A program
was rendered during the affair, and
the retiring president was called upon
to deliver a short address.
Seniors at State University Are
Completing Final Work
BERKELEY, April 24. — Tomorrow
will be the last day for the students
preparing for masters' degrees to file
theses for their graduation, according
to the announcement of the university
The thesis Is the last requirement
necessary to the obtaining of a de
cree and by looking over those turned
in tomorrow It will be ascertained
by the university authorities how
many degrees will be granted this
term. About 50 papers have already
trn filed.
Theses for bachelors' degrees will
i be called in next Saturday afternoon,
j.on which day senior examinations will
(( also be held. .--^ ..- .;
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We have furniture, style like mother's,
and also some tip to date. , H bchell
iaas. Eleventh street. Oakland. •, •
Mrs. Lorenzo Dow Inskeep Is
Chosen President of Califor«
nia Collegiate Association
OAKLAND, April 24.— At the annual
meeting held at Stanford university
Saturday the women of the Collegiate
Alumnae Association of California elect
ed the following officers, a large per
centage of whom come from this side
of the bay:
President, Mrs. Jx>r*nzo Dow Inskwp.
Vice president. Miss Emma Noonan.
Itecordlng secretary. Miss Nora K. I>Unn.
Corresponding secretary. Miss Elsie Middlehoff.
Business secretary, Mrs. \V. S. Gould.
Treasurer, Miss Winifred Bangt>.
Directors— Miss Mary Meyrlck, Miss Jane Gay !
Dodjje. Mrs. A. F. Lange, Miss Estclle Young. ;
National director, Mrs. A. F. Morrison. i
The association intends to make ,
Saturday afternoon, April 30, a notable
occasion. On that day Miss Lucine
Finch of Columbia university will give
a program of song and story in the ball
room of the St. Francis. Miss Finch is
an Alabama woman who draws her
knowledge of the negro people, their
superstitions and beliefs, from a negro
•"mammy" who served in the Finch
family for three generations. She is a
clever entertainer, telling the unpub
lished stories her mammy told her and
singing the folk songk of the negro.
Among the college women arranging
the unique affair are:
Hazel Pedlar Henrietta Stadtznuller
Cornelia McKinne Marguerite Ogdeu
Madeline Varney Mrs. H. B. Torrey
Edith MacFarland Mrs. B. V. Cowell
• * •
Alfred H. Brown of Boston will ren
der an interpretation of the Ibsen play,
"The Master Builder." Tuesday after
\ noon before the members and guests of
Ebell. Mrs. Edwin C. Morrison, as
hostess of the day, will be assisted by a
large receiving party.
Mrs. George Hildebrand will read a
paper before the women of the litera
ture section Wednesday morning, dis
cussing the essay as developed in
Steele's "Tattler" and Addison's "Spec
tator." The "Sir Roger de. Coverly"
papers will be considered by the mem
In the "Work of the First Legis
lature" and "The Present Laws in Re
gard to Women," the California history
and landmarks section will lind its in
terest Thursday morning. The follow
ing papers will be read: "Vallejo"^ Re
port on the Derivation of County
Names," Mrs. C. W. Kinsey; "Admission
into the Union," Mrs. George W. Percy;
"Derivation of the Names of the Streets
in San Francisco," Mrs. E. C. yon Helms.
Miss M. Lillian Trimble of Mills col
lege will be the speaker Monday after
noon before the' Alta Mira club, her
theme being "Home Economics." Mrs.
C. L. Best will contribute the musical
The latest organization to come into
the Alameda district Federation of
Women's Clubs is the Alameda county
nurses' association, which has -a large
and important membership among the
professional women.
Members of the Players* club will be
entertained Tuesday afternoon with an
interesting program at the residence of
Mrs. Gustav Gutsch in Alameda.
The Boys* club of San Leandro is one
of the youngest organizations planning
a season of strenuous work under the
direction of Joseph N. Neal of the Boys'
pastime club of San Francisco. Tues
day and Thursday afternoons of each
weeks are to be given up to the meet
ings, amusement and physical instruc
tion. The members intend to organize
a boys' band.
Miss May V. Haworth will give an in
formal talk before the members of the
tourist section of the Adelphian club
Tuesday afternoon, discussing "Ireland,
Scotland and England."
Prof. A. V. Stubenrauch, expert in
charge of the fruit transportation and
storage investigation, will address the
women of the Oakland club Wednesday
afternoon. The speaker's wife, Mrs.
Stubenrauch, will give the vocal num
bers. Mrs. Abraham Lincoln Frick will
be hostess of the day.
All the women's organizations on this
side of the bay, irrespective of color,
have been included in the invitation for
Thursday afternoon when the commit
tee of the Oakland club that planned
the Child's welfare league will outline
the scope of the new branch of proba
tion work and ask for a formal organi
zation. The meeting will be held in
Pythian castle.' The committee consists
of Miss Bessie Wood, chairman; Mrs.
Leon Hall, Mrs. Cora E. Jones, Mrs.
John Mole, Miss Theresa Russeau, Mrs.
Nellie Nelson, Mrs. B. Sturtevant Peet.
La Encina chapter of the American
woman's league held its weekly meet
ing Friday evening in Alameda. The
chief business was to plan for the large
gathering to be held In Adelphian club
house within the fortnight, when promi
nent men of the Encinal City will an
swer the question, "What is back of the
American woman's league?" Members
and those interested in the movement
have been invited to be the guests of
the Players' club Tuesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Gustav Gutsch.
The earliest of the summer fetes will
be given by the Ladies' relief society
Saturday afternoon. May 7. Mosswood
will be the scene of the notable event,
which is inspired by the needs of the
children and elderly women cared for
by the organization. Miss Matilda
Brown has named the following com
mittees to assist her:
Table of doll's furniture and millinery made
by children of the horno — Mrs. J. A. Hill and
Miss Patterson.
Ice cream— Mrs. Frank Weston, Mrs. Fred M
Greenwood, Ml** Edith Getcell. Mrs. Charles
Butters and Miss Marjorie Moore.
Tea booth — Miss Ann Miner. Ming Maury and
Mrs. R. A. Wellman. ,
Lemonade — Miss Halite Bskewsll and Mrs.
Frank Gtae*.
Homemade candy — Mfss Iconise de Fremery,
Mrs. Gilbert Graham, Miss Marjorie Steele, Mrß.
Thomas Olney. Mrs. Henry Martinez and Miss
Amy Lon?.
Fancy articles — Miss Helen Campbell, Mrs.
D. H. Matfies. Mrs. Vance McGlymonds, Mrs.
Thomas Fheby, Mr#. George Morrow and Miss
Florence IlalL
Palmistry — Mrs. Harry East Miller, Mr». Dud
ley Klnseli, Mrs. Sam Pratber and Mrs. C. F.
Dunsmoor. *
Assistants — Mrs. U. G. Hrnwno, Mrs. Richard
Hardln, MUs Jessie Campbell, Miss Elizabeth
East Richmond Park Is Scene
of Festivities
BERKELEY, April .24.— Almost the
full membership of the Berkeley lodge
of Elks were the gruests this afternoon
at the big Elks' barbecue' held at East
Richmond park. Three special cars
were chartered for .the occasion," run
ning to the park direct from the'lodge
room, and besides the -lodge members
a large number of their . friends- at
tended. The barbecue was given' under
the auspices of the Berkeley lodge, and
was under the "supervision of P. M.
Carey, H. M. Shuey, George D. Pren
tice and A. D. Nelson. Several quar
ters of beef, sheep' and pork furnished
food for the 500 guests- •
Contest for Alameda County
Field Apparently On to a
OAKLAND. April 24.— War has been
declared between tho People's water
company, controlled by Frank C.
Havens, and the Bay Cities water
company, headed by William S. Tevis.
capitalist and land owner of San Fran
cisco. Failure of long continued ne
gotiations for the purchase of the Peo
ple's holdings by a combination of Tevis
and eastern Interests was followed by
the entrance of Tevis into the Alameda
county field as a purveyor of water.
The gauntlet was picked up by the
Havens' corporation and the battle is
on apparently to a finish.
Tevis has made public announcement
that he is in the field to stay; that he
has water to sell and that he pur
poses to try to sell it to the con
sumers of Oakland, Alameda and
Berkeley. His plan of campaign has
been to establish permanent headquar
ters In Oakland, and thence to send
fortlr an army of canvassers to obtain
contracts with Individual consumers to
supply them with water. The Bay
Cities company has established a slid
ing scale of rates, based upon the total
amount of water to be delivered — the
larger the supply, the lower the rate.
According to reports from the com
pany's offices contracts are being signed
with \u25a0 satisfactory progress. Tevis
claims a virtually unlimited supply of
water at his command. His first source
is in the watersheds he owns adjacent
to Mount Hamilton district southeast
of Alameda county. His company also
controls other sources, location not
made public, which will bring the total
up to a daily capacity of 300,000,000
The activity of the Tevis organiza
tion was marked at the outset by the
offer to Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda
of a proposition to wholesale water to
these cities, to install distributing, sys
tems and to guarantee to sell them at
cost plus a reasonable profit, to the
municipalities, if desired. The alterna
tive of supplying water directly to con
sumers at rates ( to be fixed on the
basis of quantities delivered, was pre
sented in the original programs out
lined by Tevis two months ago.
His appearanec as a competitor of
the ; existing company started the
Havens interests. There was near at
hand, the time for fixing water rates
in Oakland, which is the storm center.
Negotiations were opened with the city
in an effort to offset the approaching
contest over water supply. The Peo
ple's water company, anxious to post
pone the day when Tevis should actu
ally be a competitor, submitted a-mu
nicipal ownership proposition to the
city council in the form of an option
of purchase of control of the People's
water company for $16,000,000. This
option runs until January 1, 1911, and
Is conditional upon the assumption by
the city of the existing bonded indebt
edness of the company and the.pur
chase of a control of the stock.
Besides this the company has signed a
memorandum of agreementwith the city,
which is now under consideration. This
agreement clears up several points of
dispute between the corporation and
the city. In the first place the company
seeks to secure a continuance of exist
i ing water rates for two years. In re
turn it agrees to dismiss all litigation
on rates now in the state and federal
courts, pay the city $200,000 for excess
collected- under former rates and to ex
pend $2,000,000 in developing an addi
tional 8,500,000 gallons daily /supply
from its San Pablo watersheds.
This memorandum is independent of
the proposed option of purchase, which
was made to all anj>earances as an off
set to the Tevis proposals.
The city council has not settled upon
the memorandum as yet. It has been
discussed and considerable argument
on both sides has been made at the
several sessions of committees. The
proposal will be taken up tomorrow
evening in committee of the whole.
Meanwhile the Tevis forces have con
tinued their campaign. They have pub
licly declared that the People's water
company can not supply the demand for
water on this side of the bay, but that
Tevis not only can produce an abundant
supply, but can bring It from pure
mountain sources. The People's com
pany has denied that its supply is in
adequate and 'has made various statis
tical announcements in support of its
assertions. The People's company has
attacked the proposed contract. It has
warned the public against the Tevis
plan and has enlisted attorneys to fight
its opponents.
Tevis has declared that he has come
to Alameda county to stay and that
there will be no sjurrender. His posi
tion has been put thus:
"I have water to sell and I propose
to find a market for 1 it. I believe that
Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda need
more water, and I am here to supply It
at a reasonable figure."
Will Present Comedy in Mother
BERKELEY, April 24. — The Circulo
Hispanico, a club of Spanish students
at the University of California, will
present tomorrow night in Hearst hall
the comedy, "La Muela del Jico," at a
"velada dramatico muslcale," or musical
and dramatic entertainment. Besides
the play. In which several members of
the club will take part, recitations,
songs and other numbers will be on the
evening's program. Spanish will be
spoken throughout the entertainment.
Cheerfulness • and a bright disposition during the months before
baby comes, are among the greatest blessings a mother 'can bestow
upon the little life about to begin. \ Her happiness and physical com-
fort will largely* govern; the proper \u25a0development of the health and
nature of the child. > Mother's Friend contributes much to the moth-
er's happiness and health by the' relief and mental -comfort it affords.
It is a liniment: composed of penetrating oils and which
lubricate the muscles and tendons of, the body, soothe 'the swollen
mammary glands, cause a>gradual expansionof the;skin and tissues;
and aid in ". the relief : of nausea. The 'regular use of j Mother's Friend
greatly lessens the pain arid danger v^ienbabyVcomes, and assures a
'quick : and natural recovery. for; the: motHerl Mother's^ Friend is sold*
at drug stores.' i.y^rite for, w
Louise T. Bereni, a
Grand Opera^inger,
At the Bell Theater
Attractions From Abroad Form
Strong Card at Popular
Vaudeville House
OAKLAND. April 24.— N0 vaudeville
enthusiast will deny that the new bill
at the Bell theater this week is one of
the- best that has filled the boards at
this popular house for many weeks. It
might be called "foreign week," for a
number of the high class specialties are
direct importations from leading, places
of entertainment on the continent.
Meier and Mora present a unique act.
It combines singing.^dancing, musical
and juggling features. Miss Mora is a
Scotch lassie and one of that country's
cleverest comediennes.
Mazus and Mazette, "the Lady and
the Tramp," are sensational acrobats
who furnish a running fire of comedy
In a novelty Interspersed with ludicrous
and side splitting situations.
Louise Stickney's dog and pony. show,
a real circus in miniature, is a delight
for the little tots. The animals are
well trained and disport themselves
with the air of professionals.
Grand opera by the brilliant Berinis
is a bright spot on the bill, the reper
toire including selectiows from the
great composers/ " li\\Ai' Street, known
as the rubber ball, 'manipulator, and
Edwin Winchester, the musical monolo
glst, complete the bill.
Alameda County White Ribbon
Wearers to Meet
HAY WARD,, April 24.— The Woman's
Christian Temperance union of Alameda
county will hold a convention at the
Presbyterian church In this city Tues
day. The principal theme for discus
sion will be, "Training for Citizenship."
The first meeting will begin at 10
o'clock in the morning, led by Mrs. C.
Mansfield, who will -preside during the
organization business and the appoint
ment of committees, after which she
will deliver an address on "The Object
of the Institution." This will precede
a lecture by Miss Julia Wilson relating
to. what women should know of legis
lation. Other addresses will be made
by Mrs. S. M. M. Woodman, Mrs. L. W.
Farish and Mrs. N. E. Hansen. Mrs. S.
Renowden-Balley will furnish musical
selections throughout the convention.
At 1:30 o'clock In the afternoon the
second session will begin, with Mrs. L.
M. Worth presiding at devotional serv
ices. A general discussion in lecture
form relating to the commission form
of government as a factor in municipal
reform, and the advisability of draw-
Ing up a new charter for Oakland, will
be participated in by Airs. S. C. Borland.
Mrs. M. R. Thomas. Mrs. Sturtevant-
Peet and Mrs. L. H. Coffin will also
speak oh allied subjects. Mrs. Christo
pher Ruess will give an address on
"The Child's Welfare League of Ala
meda County," and. Mrs. A. C. Bain
bridge will bring the meeting to a close
with a lecture, "Citizens to Be.",
S The last session will convene at 7:45
o'clock in the evening, led by Mrs. Wil
cox. Following appropriate musical
numbers the meeting will be addressed
by Miss Marie C.-Brehm, who will lec
ture on "Glimpses of the World's Con
Ferdinand Meyer to Be Laid at
Rest Tuesday -
SAN. LEANDRO, April 24.— Funeral
services for Ferdinand Meyer, pioneer
and Mexican war., veteran, who " died
at his home last night, will be held
Tuesday morning at the family resi
dence, thence .to St.: Leander's church,
where a solemn \u25a0 requiem high r- mass
will be celebrated at 9:30 o'clock. _ In
terment; will take place in' St. Mary's
cemetery, Oakland. :
J. Maxwell Taft Explains Rea
7 son for Withdrawal From
OAKLAND, Aril 24.— Difference of
opinion and strife among members of
the Oakland kennel club., in matters
pertaining to various kennel clubs of
the bay cities, which recently led to
the withdrawal of J. Maxwell Taft, a
dog fancier and merchant, from the
Oakland \u25a0 organization, has resulted in
an open letter campaign between Taft
and George B. M. Gray, secretary • of
the club and a real estate man of this
Immediately following Taft's with
drawal Gray published a letter, in
which he took Taft to task for his
act, branding him as a "blackslider,"
a "revolutionist breeder" and an "un
sportsmanlike" fancier in • seceding
from the Oakland club and becoming a
member of the Golden Gate kennel club
of San Francisco. .
According to Gray, Taft was one of
the s prime movers in bringing about
the incorporation of the Oakland ken
nel club, which took place several days
ago," for the purpose of placing the
club on a firmer financial basis,'; and
proved himself unsportsmanlike
withdrawing from the club at the time
of the incorporation process.
In reply to Gray's criticisms Taft
explains his withdrawal in the fol
lowing statement:
I have always maintained that
Oakland should have a representa
tive c : ub in the American kennel
club, which stands over all sub
organizations throughout the coun
try, and I believe it right that not
merely one man, but all members
of a club should have equal voice •
in its affairs, I was in favor of
incorporation for the Oakland
fanciers, and was ready to give ray
support, but when I found that
there was a scheme on foot to vest
all the power in one San Francisco
; man, whose dealings with the
American club and the old San
Francisco organization had caused
his name to be' droped from the
former body, and the charter of
the latetr to be taken away, I felt
justified in withdrawing.
My conectlon with the recently
organized Golden Gate kennel club
Is that of director, and I am the
only Oakland man in the club. It
has been customary with the ken
i nel clubs of this city and San
iranclsco to include among -their
directors one man from either city,
to look after the interests of Oak
land and San Francisco fanciers
respectively. Gray's reference to
me is entirely uncalled for and is
no doubt due to his absolute ig
norance of my reasons for with
An all rubber automobile wheel has
been patented, rigid at the center and
with the hardness lessening gradually
until the circumference is reached.
A handy couch. All styles and prices.
H. Schellhaas. Furniture. 11th St., Oak.*
"Last Saturday afternoon we received a letter and rolled under the supervision of the engi- M
from a man in Vallejo who wanted to know neer in charge. * §
what kind of street work we proposed to fur- The best of Portland cement curbs are to be j
nish in "Eastlawn," the tract that we open installed upon the main streets and 3x12 inch §
next Saturday and Sunday. redwood curbs upon all side streets. I
"I have been stung two or three times in Cement gutters, concrete culverts, wooden 81
buying lots, by poor street work," he wrote, crosswalks, sanitary sewers emptying into the £3
"and I don't want to get it in' the neck again/ city main, hard burned brick manholes, IS inch h
Your idea of building restrictions is fine, but storm sewers, catch basins, lamp holes. 5 foot M
your price of $16 a front foot is so very low cement sidewalks and parking spaces between n
that I was a little afraid of the street work. the sidewalks and the curbs will be charac- B
How is it to be done?" teristic of the street work at "Eastlawn." n|
I We' were mighty glad to get that letter! We have a pride in giving our buyers some- |J
We wrote and told him all about.it and of- 'thing particularly fine and an object in. our B
fered to show him the contract made with the pride — for we want to sell the property R
Ransome-Crummey Co., which contract was QUICKLY. n
drawn up according to restrictions set by the Street work is a vital feature to every tract. S
Oakland City Council. Something every buyer should investigate. |
THE STREET WORK, SEWERS, SIDE- Why, do you know that tracts have been .1
WALKS, WATER, GAS AND ELECTRIC sold in Oakland that were, not even SEW- fl
. . All that purchasers got was a lot of flashy a
The streets are being constructed under the cement sidewalks and a string of promises! I
supervision of the Oakland. Superintendent of v . Why, it got to be so bad that the City Conn-, n
Streets and upon the official line and grade of c il had' to pass an ordinance prohibiting con- h
the City Engineer.' nections with the city sewers unless the street |
The contract calls for macadam formed of work was done properly ! . y
the. best hard rock~ not v over 2l2 l / 2 inches in di- "Eastlawn" is going to be famous all over- X
ameter and not under 1 mch — This rock is.to the country for two things: E
- belaid at a depth of 6 \nches at the gutters Its street work— g
and 8> inches at the crown of the r,oad and , And its building restrictions. » *]
"rolled with a 10 ton roller— The top surface is , Opening Saturday next.
; to be filled with one-eighth inch rock, watered Get ready!
I 1060 Broadway, Oakland, Cal.— Phones Oakland 147, Home A 2957 |
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Lays in Wait for Victim and
Stabs Him With Carving
BERKELEY. April 24.— X. Yamakura.
a Japanese house boy employed in this
city, last night laid in wait for George
Ishikara, employed at the home of H.
R. Hopps, 1231 Bonita avenue, and as
saulted him in his own rooms with a
carving knife. Ishikara now lies at the
hospital with several severe cuts about
the face and throat, and may not live.
Yamakura, who was captured near the
county. line after a chase by the Berke-
Jey police, is in the city prison. The
police say he was crazed from drinking
sake, and sought revenge as the result
of a dispute ovjr a card game.
Hopps was awakened about 2 o'clock
this morning by a scuffle in the ser
vants' room. Going down stairs he
found. the orientals struggling for pos
session of the knife which Yamakura
had obtained from the dining room be
fore hiding in -wait for his victim. On
Hopps* appearance- the assailant fled,
running toward th 3 county line.
The' police were notified, and found
the man attempting to gain entrance
to a house at 1452 Stannage avenue.
Albany, where he said a friend \u25a0 lived.
During the struggle Ishikara had
seized his assailant's finger between
his teeth, and blood , was flowing pro
fusely from the wound.
Work Fraud on Saloonman and
Are Captured in Berkeley
BERKELEY, April 24-— After fleecing
Sam Fisher, who runs a saloon at the
county line, by cunning manipulation
of "loaded dice," Joseph Gleason and
J. W. Kimball were arrested early this
The men had, been playing "26," a
dice game, with Fisher, and succeeded
in -winning $250 before the saloon
closed at i o'clock. Fisher, suspecting
that her was the victim of a fraud,
telephoned the Berkeley police and the
men were caught as they arrived in
this city.
Twenty dice were found in the pos
session of Kimball, while a revolver
was found in Gleason's possession. The
men were identified this morning by
Fisher, and were taken to Martinez
by Deputy Constable R. Davidson of
Contra Co3ta county, Fisher's place
being on the other side of the line.
Steal Wines and Valuables From
Mackinnon Residence
OAKLAND, April 24.— Burglars en
tered the home of W. H. Mackinnon, a
capitalist of 151S Brush street, last j
night and carried away several bottles «
of wine, a fiir coat, revolvers and i
Burglars cut a panel of" the rear 1
door at E. C. Pringle's drug 1 , store.
Fifty-fifth and Grove streets, but did,
not get into the place.
A camera and other small * articles
were stolen frqm W. Everett's home at
IS4I Nineteenth avenue. A satchel
containing $10 and papers was lost by
Mrs. Mary Warren of 3212 Hopkins
street. ;!'.;;\u25a0
I Standard Q Alkaline 1
I Natural ji Water I
|T atef I
S Medicinal j&J*S*?M and f
gf Owned by and bottled under t>.e direct ,£!
f| i control of the French Government m
That's Trhat the Fa»t«»rn V»ndf-
Tillf Manager* think ttt ar> for
giving you th» rlnnn of vandrvlHf
who-vrw rrf do for tht» lott an-
mlawlon price.
A rfgnlar
One Dollar Show
all the way — anil all -we ask 1»
15«« and 2.t«- — Mntlnee* 10c nml 21V.
Don't nilnw thin vrefk** \u25a0horr.

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