Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on April 8, 1892 · Page 1
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Oakland, California
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E5" " """"" ,MMM,, : The Haywards Sensation, The Intention of the Managers j J The.Pleasanton Mystery, -; ' of sdon Iron Works, .: ' j ".-'.'- : ALL APPEARED - " j : v ,:-$iOVER- DOUBLEj$- - ! p t O Q 1 VVas a11 1110 Want Als ia the Enquirtr April yj CO t JL Stli, while THE Tribune printed the same dav tJ tJ DMT'VnriDC tlTU TUr l irtni-rvj & : 1....:... 5 i vox, sxxiii. rOABLIiA-ETl 8,1892. NO, ' 64, STIRRING IT UP. Merest in Secnrlng tie Elsdoii to Th3 Proposition for a Subsidy Favorably Received. Tais If Iti Prominent Business Hen on tns SntyecL';1 The discussion of Th Taiaraa's an-- nouneement that tba' Bisdon Iron Worka might establish In Oakland a mammoth .Shipbuilding and manufacturing; plant , oontlnnaa with unabated aad even increasing interest. - Tba generous offer of W. J. Dingee and E. C. beationt, an noun cad yesterday, have set ' on foot ; tba project of aacnring a subsidy' to tempt: the Biadon people to loeata bara. In all probability a 'matting will be called In a few day t to ap-1 point a committee to obtain definite infor- -xaation on tbe subject and ' to raise the 'subsidy in case it -would bring about the 'Oeaired result. . . - T. ' . 1 Tbe manner in which tba project la regarded can be ascertained from the following interviews with welt-known financiers end business men. A unanimity of : opinion is evident in the community on the ubjtct and there is a manifest 'disposition to be generous in raising any bonus that may be found necessary j' 1100,000 rza vosra. - - A. D. Thornton of tbe First National Bankertainly the location of such a manufacturing en ttr prise should be en couraged in every possible wsy. I ebould like to see a mteting called for the purpose of ascertaining just what can be dona. If ' it is necessary to raise a bonus we should raise it. You see these mechanics would be paid something like $100,000 a month. Tbsy would spend their money here in . Oakland. It is tba generallr known fact that such people buy what they want right at home. Tbe spending of inch a lerjre amount of money in .Oakland will directly or indirectly benefit everybody. Why. in the bostung cities of the Northwest they think nothing ot raising a' million4 or so of dollars aa a subsidy. They raise it in iess than no time.' 1 think it would D a good .' thing for Oakland if we should raise ? 1,000, . 000 or IU250.000 among tbe citiiens just to purchase sites for manufacturing enter- prises and donate tbose sites to tbe proper concerns companies whose coming would ' benefit the city. I will gladly join in a raorement to secure tbe Kiadoa plant for Oakland. aa irrstnoATiBa coxvittek. Thomas Pratber of the ' Union National Bank-Of course we should . do everything .'. possible to encourage lheisdon people to locateheTe; .There can be no question that they would be ot tbe greatest behtfil To the the city. They would increase population and put money in circulation. But the first thins: to be done is to ascertain just what is' necessary to bring tbenVYo Oakland. A - committee should be selected to wait on thr Bisdon directors, ascertain just what rite is - satisfactory to them, just s how much is asked for it, and just bow much' they would be willing to pay for it. If $100 per front foot is asked for water front j property, and tbey are , willing to pay foO per front foot, we a honld aet about raising tbe extra $50. we should ask the owners to meet ua half way, and stir up the people to the importance of tbe i proposition. Bnt in order, to act int'elli- . gently, we should first ascertain just what the Bisdon people will do. I will be glad - to aid iu any . movement to ward such desirable end, and Will, if called upon, be one to go over and see tbe Bisdon directors. HE'S HAS XXPKKIKBCX. . W. Q. Palm steer of the Home Savings Bank Am I in favor of raisins: a subsidy to bring thej Bisdon Works, to Oakland? Of course lam. I come from places where tbey do such thugs, and 1 know tbe bene fits to be derived from them.; We cannot do too much of that sort of encouragement. I will gladly and heartily join In any movement looking to tbe bringing of the Jfcsdon plant to Oa aland. . . . xoas jtonrr thah tixe. - . . Ex-ifsyor Charles D. Pierce It would be : great thing for Oaki.na to bare that big . : plant located here. It would benefit every- . body. I ant too' busy to devote much time to tbe ralsiig of a bonus, but I will give i something toward it, and encourage it inn . every possible way. C W. Kinsey I ' will earnestly join In : any movement to bring these people to . Oakland. Oar large : property owners anouia vaxe a nana in iu Aney raite our renta and keep us on the mors for busi- . aass and I'd like to see them come to the xront in a movement or una iioi. l can be counted on to do ererytbiag in my powar. i i . . '.- ".. ' AU. VO IT. J. West Kartin of the Union Savings : Bank Of course we should encourage all such manufacturing eaterprieee to come here. If necessary we should raise a sub- ' aiiv for them,' though in some such In stances we have been hit rather hard. Though I loee all patience when I think of the way the city's water front was lost to us, and though I don't think tbe Water Front Company has any lsgai title to it, still I am in favor of using every possible . means to secure the location of 'such large and well established enterprises aa the Bis don Iron Works. Judge Israel Lawton laid that although all the workmen employed at such an in stitution as the Bisoon people propose to erect would not live in Oakland many of them would and would epend their wagaa - here. Bo, though a population increase of ; qva persons to every male employe could , not be counted upon there would certainly - be a large Increase. All such enterprises ahould .be encouraged he said, as tbey . would be ot direct benefit to tbe city. He t promised to lend himself to a movement to secure the works for Oakland. " conn uusx 1 100,000. CL A. Xiqrdhaaseia I should certainly favor raising a bonus to bring those work . here. I believe we could raise 1100,000 in ., Oakland. We raised money for the tb ater and for the electric road to Haywards. I contributed to tbem when I felt that it v wJ onlj 8wtpping money amonr our- ; selves. This project means the bringing in of outside capital. Now, it has been my czrenence as a merchant that such rae- cLicics as wonia be employed by tbe Tds- c" -3 ptcp'.s tra3 tatir money at hone T' -7 ' "t tv 1 l:cii n:rcL:ti a-i t:l buriness every wherev S 1 hope the peo ple will make an earnest effort to secure such a mammoth institution. W. A. Kenny of Whittier. Fuller & Co. andohn Cushing, he grocer, expressed similar sentiments. BtflX SLADLT YAT HIS 8HAKZ. George L. Fish of the firm of . Phelan & Fish I think tbe bringing of the Bisdon Iron Words to Oakland would be one of the grandest things that could happen to the city. I am ready to pay my pro rata toward a subsidy. 1 The . business men of this town should get together and subscribe toward that bonus in proportion to their business interests. , Tax Collector A. L. Btone This U an op portunity which ahould not be neglected. It is one of those things which doesn't come very often. I think It. would be a good idea to, get - up a eradicate among the people, purchase tbe Hays property and tbe water front, give tbe Bisdon people what they need, and . hold .the balance of tbe tract to give to other manufacturing enterprises seeking an opening here. Judge John Ellsworth I consider It the most important opportunity that haa been offered to Oakland in many years. ' The securing of those works would do more to benefit tbe city than any one thing Oak land has had in view for a long timer H. B. Houghton and Harry J. Gordon both said they considered the proposed eetablisbxnent of ithe great works of the very first importance to Oakland, and promised to subscribe toward a bonus. - THE PRIMARIES. ha Porter Uw Is lo loogsr ivailabls ; ' v in Tfcls State. A Sleeting of the Republican County Central Committee to Disease tbe Subject. j The point has been made and well taken that tbe Porter primary law. is' no longer available. ' This fact will be called to tbe attention of the Republican County Committee, which will' meet tomorrow afternoon and complete arrangements - for the county primary election to be held in this county. Tbe committee will be called upon to make nt w arrangements for, the primary. The Porter primary law nas peen changed to such an extent that it has practically been repealed. Tots law was found io chapter 14 of the Political Code, and comprised sections 1357 to 1365 inclusive. The first section named provides that any committee bavins authority may call a oiimarv under the provisions of certain sections of the Political Code, which are named, forty seven in number. Among tnese are thirteen sections lor wnicu new sections comprising the leading features ot the Australian ballot law were substituted when that system was adopted by the Legislature n. tne'last settion. The effect of this has been to eiect into the primary election law the system or nomination sixty days before election, tbe official bal lot by she State or ' county, the voting The subject will be discussed at lengtn at -the meeting tomorrow as it is an. im- port ant one to both political parties. -Deputy District Attorney A. L. Frick said this morning that the facts presented above are as bo understands the law. eiuce the new election law has been in effect no primaries under the Porter law have been held in this couaty, and bence no mistakes have been made that could .invalidate any election. iHestys that it is impracticable to try and; follow out tbe provisions of the Porter law, as amended. -- - A PROSPEROUS CHURCH. , Tbe Aasnll Report or the First Unitar ian Society. Tbe Unitarian .Church of this city has issued, a neat pamphlet of seventy six pages, containing its annual reports, for tne fifth year since its formation, together with lists of its offloets and members. Although one of the more recent of " the church organizations of Oakland, it' shows a degree of zeal and prosperity that does credit- to its founders.. Over 600 names appear on its parish list, including such weil-known citizens as ft. v . Bpauiaing, a. xj. Cutler. B. F. Dunham. George C. Perkins, John P. Irish, George W. Manuel, Francis Cutting, John Yule, Hugh Hamilton, w. B. Miller, w. C usiuett, u. u. vng-hani, J. 1 . Bromley, Arthur Brown, Dr. Burchard. A. W. Burrell. T. J. Carothers, S. P. Cbannell, Q. A.Chase, John Cuahing, & C Cnvellier, Ka S. Deoison, A. J. Dewey. 8. L. Everett, C N. Fox, 8. T. Gase. J. P. Uariick. John Williams. R. W. Gorrill. George E. Grant, & P. Hall, D. B. Hincklev, George W. riorum, j. a. Johnston, G.V. Lorlng, Walter Matthews, Calvert Meade, Daniel Titns, -J. A. Langstrotb, Orestea Pierce. K. Ik Bansome, C. H. Bed-ington, P. N. Bemillard, John Bnss, Warren Olney, J. . Rued, J. U. Torrey, Isaac upham, J. Lb wiicutt, ana u. u. x aie. The nnancial exhibit shows that, over $30,000 have been contributed to tbe treasury during tba past; year, chiefly toward the erection ot 1 the-.peautliui new stone edifice of tbe society. The reports of tbe various onraoizaaoni within the church disclose treat activity in educational, moral and religious causes, especially in the Sundav school, of which Georxe W. Horton is superintendent. It is a peculiarity ot this cnurcn that. 11 imposes do creedal obliiationi on its mem bers, wno areytt.il is ciaimea, m general doctrinal agreement. The preamble of the society may be held to set lortn tne prevail-in view of the membership. It reads: "In the love of truth and the spirit or Jesus Christ, we unite for the worship of Ood and the service of man." This waa originally written by Methodist Bishop Vincent. It is an onen secret in tne unitarian Church that the pastor. Bev. CW. Wendte, has recently . received very .flattering overtures from leading Unitarian churches In Eastern ' cities. . at twice his prevent salary, bnt be has not felt that he could In honor leave nit present charge. Mr. .Wsndte will go abroad lmmioiataly after Easter. . . 1 GRAY AND CLEVELAND. A Cam peas la la Faver of the Staffed ' Ivpiasatolis, April 8. It is stated here that the Gray and Cleveland factions have finally reached a compromise. Cleveland's supporters are said to consent that Gray shall have the Indiana delegation's votes for a few ballots, and the delegation will then go to Cleveland and stay .with him till the battle is ended. JL atreet Kallrearf DeaX. ; . IxPiASArous. April 8. Positive Inform ation is received that on May 10th Indian-apolis atreet ear . lines will pass from the hands of their preeent owners. Cyrus Me- Cormick. 8. WaUerton and other Chicago capitalists, to the control of a New York syndicate, headed by EL. 1 Belknap. An option given by the Chicago owners to J; C Shaffer, ex-pretident of the com pany, has been closed. The consideration la $3,500,000. . . .K COURT CALENDAR. roa arsa. 8, 1832. , Koproceeiinss. ; RvA. HUGHES. He Will Certainlj Be tbe New Commissioner. The Appointment to Be An nounced This Afternoon, Eauy Municipal Changes ire Liiely to : ! Follow.! -:l Robert A. Hughes seems to be a lucky man. He is the man who will be selected by Mayor Chapman for appointment to tbe vacant Commissionersbip of Public Works. Just after Tni Tbibuhx went to press yesterday afternoon his same was prominently mentioned in connection with the position, and later on the rumor wae strongly corroborated. Tbe Mayor, however, still refuses to positively state who tbemominee will be. "I will file his appointment at. 5 o'clock this afternoon," he-said to a Tbibuks man, "and until, then I must decline to state who I have decided on." , From the .many indications and side lights that have been thrown on the subject,' however, there seems ilttle doubt that Hughes is the lacky one. Mr. Hughes is a native of New York and came to Oakland ' in , 1868 and immediately engaged in business. Under Galen M. Fisher he served as Deputy City Clerk and Treasurer and retired on March 17, 1874. making way for Zach GUpfn, the present head of tbe financial department. From that time on Mr. Hughes engaged in business as an expert , bookkeeper, and in this capacity ; he has served the city and county for the pavt two years. He is an Independent Democrat. ' -. . . The appointment is of unusual interest at this time for it furnishes tbe first oppor tunity for the present regime to have a controlling vote in the board.. . As a . result of this . it is almost certain that changes will be made is the heads of the Police and Street Departments, while a host ot other offices may possibly be affected, for under the patronage of the board comes the estab lishments of the Fire Ctner. City JUectncian, Citv Engineer, City Wharfinger, Pound- master, Secretary of the Board, janitors, gardeners, sidewalk inspectors, and laborers. . Tbe contrsctors are, of course, also much interested in tbe result, and they have been as anxious as anyone to see who the Mayor would ; appoint. The struggle has been a keen one, as was to be expected with such prominent men for ' candidates as Councilman Bcosnaban, E. C. Chapman, Colonel John P. Irish. P. A. Dalton, Mr. Cameron. ex-Councilman-. .Kirk and Colonel Robert McKillican. The friends of all these gentlemen hn,ve made a gallant strnggls for them during the past few days. .The salary of Commissioner of Public Works is $200 a month. He is also ex officio Police and Fire Commissioner and member of the Board of Police Pension and Relief. GERMAN LUTHERANS BIOVE. They Have Bong-nt -Five Lots at tbe Cor ner of Twelftli and Mrtle. . The German Lutheran Church, on the corner of Clay and Thirteenth streets, has purchased five lots at the southwest corner of Twelfth and MyrUo streets, formerly a part of tbe Bradbury estate, tbe consideration being $110,000. To the latter site tney win move the edifice, tbe trahtfer taking place thortly after Easter. It is Intended to build a large addition to the church after jt shall have been moved, thus greatly increasing tbe capacity, which has of iaue been severely tested. It is also Intended to braid a residence for the pastor, Bev. J. H. Tbeiss, on tbe lot adjoining the church. There will also be outlined large playgrounds - for tbe school connected with the churcb. This is one of the strongest reasons urged in favor of the move because, in its present location in the basement of the churcb, tbe school is entirely without an open-air place of recreation. , i . FROM THE RECORDS. Dr. Frank L. Adams Will Build at Fine Home. ( Dr. Frank L. Adams has entered ' into a contract with J. P. Banden t Co., wherein the latter agree to build a house on the south side of Seventeenth street, west of Clay street, for $5356. f Clarence Havens bas declared a home stead on his property in the Golden Gate tract. N. A. Nickerson has made a crop mort gage to Anspacher Brothers for $732 33. , Mcuovern ot caniii have attacntd Mary A. Bird's property in East Oakland for $108.- THIRTY PERSONS KILLED. K 7ast Train en the Chesapeake A Ohio ' Wrecked. Ciscifhati, April 8. The fast train on the Chesapeake fc Ohio, Railroad waa wrecked near Huntington, West Va., to day. Thirty people killed. ' Settling a Lawsuit. Toledo, April 8. Sam Clarke, aged 60, was fatally shot last night by - George Leithart A lawsuit between the gentle men, both ot whom stand high in the community, is popularly s upposed to be the cause. . . The Prtee of Wheat. Sax Fbabctsco. April & Wheat, buyer season, $1 56. Barley. $1 11. NEWARK. New ask, April 7. Mrs. Boyd of San Francisco has been visiting her parents at Dumbarton Point for a short time the past week. " ' Miss Nellie Cockefair spent Saturday with friends in Newark. Miss Etta Graham continues her music class in ' Centerville, going up every Thursday. - . ' . Mrs. Baird intends returning to Can- ada in a abort time. Her health has im proved wonderfully since coming here. Newark isone of the busy, active towns of the State and has more "manufacturing interests than any town of its size in tne State. Darinz the storm of 'Tuesday and Wednesday the two sons of Frank Jarvia were afloat on the bay and much anxiety was occasioned by their absence. They were carital young sailors, however, and weathered the gale, coming safely into port on Thursday evening, without Harm. THE .PROPOSED SWEII v'; j;' ? -f"s y , ' ; i ..... , -7-f TOt16 At tletched from the plant now MUCH MIXED. . Tb. B8pnbUcan Politics cf South Carolina. ' - Delegates te Che Minneapolis Convention . ( Favor Harrison Various . Bolts. Ralkigh, S. C, April a Two factions appeared in the convention of the Sixth district at Rockingham yesterday; . one headed by Postmaster Brady of Charlotte and the other by a negro named Gordon. The Brady faction retired and nominated C. P. Lockeley of Wilmington for Congress and elected J. H. Yonng of Wilmington and Archibald Brady of Charlotte as delegates to Minneapolis. B jth favor Harrison. The Gordon faction named A. M. Long of Rockingham for Congress and elected J. M. Smith and J. M. Gordon delegates. The Republican convention of tbe Second district met at Littleton. H. P. Cheatham was indorsed for Congress by acclamation. C. A. Cook pf Warrenton and Willis Bag-ley of Scotland Neck were elected delegates to Minneapolis. There was a bolt and the bolters indorsed W. W. Long of Weldon for Congress. j "WILD AS WOLVES.' j A Texas Family round In the Baca-. ' woods. -Waco, Tex., April 8. At J ackson's Lake, sixteen miles south of here, in a tent made of an old quilt, a woman and four children were found last eveninsftflfarly nude and living on corn-meal, mush, fish and frogs. TSo 'mother said: "My name is Mrs. Murphy. My husband left ma here three months ago and told me to stay until he returned." . The children were . nearly as wild as the wolves that prowled around their bivouac. Tbe oldest girl wore one tattered garment and raw-hide moccasins of home make. The family were brought to town and provided for. FOURTEEN LOST. Some of"' the Crew and Some of. the Fn-sengera Drowned. LosTDOX, Apsil 8. A dispatch from Ham burg states that the loss pf life by the sinking of the steamer H ansa in collision with the steamer Falkenburger was worse than at first.reported. The dispatches .of yesterday said seven of her crew had gone down with the sinking vesseL . It now" transpires that fourteen lives were lost. Some of the drowned belonged to the crew, while the others were passengers, - '- OHIO CROPS. Wheat Shows an lneveaee Other Crops Decline. Columbus, O., April 8. The crop bulle tin of this State Board of Agriculture just issued estimates the wheat crop this year at 25,000,000 bushels, an increase over last year of 3.0000,000 bushels, Tbe barley yield is estimated at 78 per cent of last year's crop. Rye, 76 per cent. Corn, 85 per cent Fruit, 74 per cent. Killed far Little Cause. Chicago. April 8. Luke Shank was shot and instantly killed last night by William Kunlicb. Tbe shooting occurred in Shank's own home. The only provocation was the fact that the murderer wanted to spend the night under bis victim's roof, but waa denied this favor. Instructed for Cleveland. Lancaster, Pa., April 8. The Democratic convention here selected William B. Given and John A. , Cojls delegates to the Chicago convention, and nominated Jo&n A. Malone for Congress. Instructions far Cleveland were given tbe delegates. . Chleaar Market. Chicago, April 8. Close. Wheat, cash, 84Xc; May,84?884H. Corn, firm; cash, 41K: May, 41. Oats, cash, 29: May, 29. Pork, caab, $10 17; May. $10 27. Lard, cash, $6 20; May, JG 25. - Short ribs, cash; 5 57; May, $5 62. Barley, 5S62. To Bright the Blee Treat. Nrw OaiiAirs, April 8. The New Orleans rice merchants ' have organized a stuck company with $500,000 capital to fight the Bice Trust. A new rice mill will be erected here, aa all the present mills are in the trust. . T ' - ' ' Floor Mill Burned. Shxlbtvtllx, Tenn.. Apnl 8. The Victor mills, a large flouring establishment, situated In the heart of this town, was totally destroyed by fire. Loss, $25,000; insurance, $13.003. ' - Delegate - Front Arlsona. "Tucson, Arix April 8. The Territorial Republican convention yesterday nominated N. Murphy and Madison W. Stewart delegates to the Minneapolis convention. ' Klder Mtte Will right. Mracix. Ind.. April 8. A orixe fight for a purse af $2000 haa been arranged between Elder Pitts, colored, of Pern, aud Daniel Baiifrr "ii citv.r The Contest will come ofl within ten days. , . ':V .nether Bllzsard. Fow BoBiseow, Neb., April 8. A fearful now storm is raging here, and much dam age hss already: been caused. by the blixsard.. ' ' . :- : . .. TBE SEYENIOARD. ':..'jrr.. " --v.- on file by a "Tribune" artitt. SAYINGHEATHEN. Good Presbyterian Women W&o Ira to Hanags tba Work. ' ' i - i The Occidental Board Elects Its Officers and Managers and Adjourns : Bine Die. The Occidental Board of Foreign Missions resumed it3 sessions, this morning in the First Presbyterian Church. An hour was devoted to religious exercises, after which the election of officers resulted as follows: -' ) Mrs. P. D. Browne, Oakland, President; Mrs. J. Q. Adams, Mrs. E. Y. Bobbins, Mrs. George Barstow, Mra. Benjamin Douglass, Mrs. J. G. Chown,' all of 8an Franeiaco, Vice-Presidents; Miss M. L. Berry. San Francisco, Foreign Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. L. A. Kelley, San Fran-Cisco, General Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. I. M. Condit, San Francisco, State Presbyterial Secretary ; Mrs. H. B. Smith, 8an franeiaco, "Special Object Secretary; Mrs. Edgar Browne, Oakland, Finaucal Secretary; Mrs. H. B. Pmney, Oakland, Recording Secretary; Miss Deborah ftas-ton, San Francisco, Treasurer of the building fund. . Managers in San Francisco Mrs. P. Mc-Kenzie, Mrs. F. Chalmers, Mrs, A. J. Kerr, Mrs. A. W. Loomis, Mrs. T: B. Henshel-wood, Mrs. W. Stewart. Mre. I, 6. Van Winkle, Mrs. R. Dickson, Mrs. W. H. Gladwin,. Mrs. J. Matthews, Mrs. D. W. Johnson,' Mrs. E. H. Stevens, Mra. S. I-Elder. Mrs. M. H. Churchill, M . R. J. Mercer, Mrs. H. C. Minton, Mrr. A. B. Nixon, Mrs.. George Burroughs, Mrs. W. W. Fares, Mrs. E. B. Root, Mrs. Charles reIson, Mrs. M. E. Gornam, Miss L. a. Dockstrader, Miss II. Carey, Miss M. B. Haieht, Mrs. O. C: Weller. Managers in Oakland Mrs; H. H. Rice, Mrs. R. r". . Coyle, Mra. T. B. Simpson, Mrs. F. A. Bashford. Mrs. H. U King, Mrs. J. C Ainswortb, Mrs. . 8. Chapman, Mrs. W. A Hamilton, Mrs. John Morrison, Mrs. E.'Wplfenden, Mr. H. H. Lawrence, Mrs. H. M.-Whitehouse. Mrs. E. F. Fish, Mrs. G. R. Wiilisms. Managers in Alameda Mrs. W. A. Mc- Rae. Mrs. F. Heller. Mrs. F. S. Tisdale. Mrs. R. L. Tabor, Mrs. J. L. Williams. Miscellaneous Mrs. C. T. Mills, Mills College: Mrs. W. Cowperthwaite, Mrs. C 11. bireet. Mrs.. A. M. Ustes, Berkeley; Mrs. K. M. Stevenson. Sacramento: Mrs. J. L. Russell. Mrs. & Minor. Mrs. W. B. Herriott, Mrs. W. G. Cochran, Mrs. R. J. Forsyth. Mrs. E, C. Torrey. Los Angeles; Mrs. James Currv. Tamescal: Mrs. E. E. Clark, Salinas; Mrs. J. 8. Smith, Mrs. Ej u. wmie. Mrs. jucuau. etocKton: jars, au J. Barstow, Mrs. A E. Kent. Mrs. J. E. Wheeler, Mrs. C. H. Fish, Ssn Rafael; Mrs. C T. Pitblado, Miss M. E. Chase, Mrs. E. F. Shearer, Santa Rota ; Mrs. J. C. Burgess. Danville: Mrs. J. F. Ferry. Mrs. G. H. Phillips, 8an Dieeo: Mrs. E. S. Bab- cock, Mrs. A. C Reed. Coronado; Mrs. J G. Bray. Mrs. A Post, airs. Jd. Howell, Santa Clara; Mrs. M. fl. Field, Mrs. C. E. rJabb. Mrs. Dunsmore. san Jose: Mrs. J. M. Thompson. Napa: Mrs. J. C. Eastman, Mrs. K. Baliantvne. uoiusa; Mrs. J. x. Thompson, Mrs. M. D. A. Steen. Wood- bridge; Mrs. . U. Ma von. Mare lsiana; Mrs. D. Temple: Los j Gatos : Mrs. F. L. Nash, Virginia City, fNev.; Mrs. A H. Carrier, Miss M. V. Simpson, Santa 'Bar bara; Mrs. W. 8. Bsrtlett. Tusttn; Mrs. L. P. Crawford, Pasadena; Mrs. O. T. John son, Riverside; - Miss Lizzie iseach, St. Helena: Mrs. G. W. Lyons. Merced; Mrs. Sadie Lightner, Mrs. Lowe. Merced; Mrs. K. v. Dodge. Mr. 1. rs. liurd, uoncord; Mrs. H. A Ketcbnm. Berkeley: Mrs. D. H. Iryine, Mrs. H. B. McBride. Golden Gate; Mrs. J. Elliott, Condict; Mrs. Dal-ton, San Francisco; Mrs. W. J. Chicster, Los Angeles ; Mrs. M. A. Johnson, GUroy ;; Mrs. A. Bearaaiev, et. rieienaj Mrs. l. Heron, San Bernardino; Mrs. A. L. Linds ley, - Portland ; Mrs. George McConnellJ Alameda; Mrs. Merrill, East Oakland; Mrs. F. M. DimmicS, Los 'Angeles; Misa Arthur Crosby, San Rafael; Mrs. EarlJ Napa, . - Reports were then read from the Presbyterian societies ot Oakland, 8an. Francisco Benicla, Ban Jose, 8tockton, Sacramenta and Los Angeles. The report from this Presbytery showed a great advancement in the churches. The Berkeley society bad, raised $125 for a school in Persia. Tbe sen ciety at tbe first church had a member- ship of 150 and had raised $625. .sit anp. ?orts Miss Svmes. a medical missionary in ndia. Brooklyn church supports Miss Grace Russell in Persia. 'I This afternoon there was an unusually large attendance at the closing session, which was opened with devotional eervice by Mrs. J. tJ. Adams of San Francisco. Mrs. J. H. Dismore of San Jose read a Esper on "Why Have Womeu Work in eathen Lands?" Mrs. J. C. Chown, Mrs. C. 3. Wright. Mrs. E. N. RobbinS spoke on "Our New Headquarters." . A number of Chinese children, ranging from 3 to 13 years of age, attending the Mission ' school in Ban Francisco, then sang a bymn in English and their native tongue. , I Mrs. Frsser7 of Alameda discoursed on "Tbe Duty of ha Church to tbe Heathen.'! after which an hour wae devoted to missionary views with Mra. E. Y. Garrette of Alameda leader, the following missioned aiding: Mrs. 'Stocking, Persia, Mrs. Dr. Sturge, Siam: Mrs. C. T. Mills. India; Mrs. Dr. Scott. Persia: Mrs. J. D. Car- ro there. Japan: -Mrs. - L lit' Condit, Chi nese in California; Miss Culbertson, Chinese Home; Mrs. P. L. Carden, Siam; Mrs. B. L. Tabor, Mrs. Russell. The meeting then adjourned rine die 'WHAT did he do? A fait Agaleat . Harriet A Morris te .Reeorer S3500. -Joseph 8. Kern hes sued Mr. J. W. Morris, formerly Harriet A Moore, to re cover 13500 claimed to be due for services rendered the defendant, -Mrs. Morris, it will be remembered, secured a judgment for $75,000 acainst Moses Hopkins for breach of promise. The case was com- I promised for $50,000. in ' - - VIRES : DEMORALIZED. - - - k . . Telegraphic dispatches are short today because of another blizzard raging on the plains.' . ; : - ,-. , CENTERVILLE. Centebttixe, April 7. Mra. Crocker spent I several days 'in the city with friends, returning last Monday. ' j Hearvy frosta were felt in this vicinity several nights of 'last i week, and the winds vreie unusually ! high during the afternoon for several days, 'while the mountains near were white with snow, an unusual display of weather for California. ; ... - . ( -. ' '. . i : Mri Chadbourne, who has been ill for some: tune, is stall under the doctor's care, Dr. Allen being in attendance. Mrs. Robertson haa been quite ill for the past few weeks, but is now improv-ing. I . i , : -j - ! .-' D. LBeck of Centerville is doing a fine business in the way of selling harness, and the farmers seem especially busy in maging purcnases.f i . ,f Our streets are bezinninar to ha verv dusty again after the prolonged ' rain of last week, and the water cart will soon be a necessity if the rains do not come soon again. ! .- : Professor and Mrs. Wontworth are now; stopping with 'Hi Overacker Jr. r , Centerville High - school opened last Monday, after one week's vacation. . i . Appearances now J indicate a large fruit crop for the coming season.' The Centerville t Literary Club met with Miss Duster berry on Saturday evetning of last week, with . twenty-one members present. Quotations from Burns were given, and a song by the club. An essay oni"The Life and Character of Burns," by Miss Maggie Smith, was then given ; next a song , by Miss Martha Woelfel, and a reading by Miss Gertie Crocker, and duet by Misa Bessie Dusterberry and Miss Carrie Beck, which ended the programme for the evening. After some pleasant games were played and a vote of -thanks rendered the hostess,- the club adjourned, to; meet with the Misses Crocker on the 16th of April. i I j The Farmers . Alliance met at the home of H. Overacker Jr. on Monday evening the 4th inst. and a very interesting discussion was , held upon, the subject of "Rose Culture," and "Berries." A timely article on i the rjecessity of fruit growers matu ring their plans for disposal before the fruit season was upon tnem, was given Dy Airer Jonn Buntin, and a most singular specimen-of fojwl waa exhibited, by Mr. Overacker, and which was preserved in alcohol, consisting of a four legged gosling, hatched iq an incubator. .There was but. one head however. I ' I A turnout which peemed to attract much attention among men and boys appeared on our streets last Sunday. It was a team driven tandem and the hiorses-were by no means tractable, as tbey ran' around trees and otherwise entangled themselves and their driver, in gyrations manifold . Tbe ! rig ' hailed from Newark and was driven by Charlev Wildermuthi 'I ! Miss Roberta Grant of Washington College was the guest of Miss Lizzie Qveracker a few days last week. j Mr. and Mrs. Lernnardt are . rejoicing qver a newly arrived daughter. I . ( , The Busy Bees met with Mrs. John hunting on Saturday ; afternoon of last week. Tbey are doing some very credit able work for the Children's Hospital in the city. i r I I The St. JameB Bewing Society met With Mrs. H. Overacker Jr. last Thursday and a good deal of business was t.ansacted. j ; . ' , " I Rev. Mr. Lundy. was in Centerville Tuesday calling on old friends. " 1 ' Mrs. Frank Hawes has gone up to Virginia City, Nev.,;to visit her parents. John Bunting has established a branch lardware store at Niles. i Miss May Hardiinan of Alameda .is Bpending a few days with the. Misses iNorris. Liy&KMOKE. Ltcermohe. April 8.S. F. Laumeis- terand wife spent: Sunday with rela tives. : I . ! , I Mrs. Mellie Stevens of Oakland is visiting friends in this place. J Frank Robinson went to Santa Rosa Monday to visit his mother. . Mr. and Mrs. L. Peak of New York are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. Righter - Mrs. W. Colestock returned from Oakland on Tuesday last. 1 i Miss Lillie Cone, who spent last week In Plean&nton. has returned Professor E. H. Walker returned from the citv Thursday. Mrs. Dr. Savage was in the city sev- eral'davB of last week. - R. G. Williams, who has been visiting relatives in Wales for several months rtaat. rfitnrned last Week. Mrs. J. L Cross ia the guest of Mrs. J. Suf ren. - I '' . . A. Whitmore of Crow's Landing spent a portion of last week with his sister, Mra. William Grezorv. rrharlwt Wells of , Sacramento was in town last week. ! . . ; . Miss Lnln Aylward was visiting- her sister, Mrs. John Aylward, in ban ran- ciscalaflt weeic : . ; F. Ai Anthony is m San Francisco at tending the convention of the -Ancient Order of United Workmen. - J. P. Smith of the Ulivina nas gone 'Root r i . .. . Mr. and Mrs. J. O. McKown entertained a few friends a week ago tonight. Dr. and Mrs. Rowan are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Black. , Miss D elia Hewitt bas been compelled to return to her home in Pleasanton, through ill health. ir ' Friday and Saturday evenings oi mis week the ladies of tbe Presbyterian Church will give an entertainment and festival. One attraction will be baby show. - " ; ; Ten carloadi of lumber came to Anspacher Brothers this week. - ! On Saturday rain fell .all day. Over thirteen inches have fallen this season. The shipment of eggs during last month amounted to 14,580 dozen. A company of Epworth Guards of the boys' brigade was organized last Sunday afternoon in the Method ist Church. . -A atorage Wareheo.ee, Tbe R. Hickmott Canning Company intends erecting a brick storage bouse 50x 100 feet in size at tbe foot of Myrtle street, near their cannery. Arrangements are being made to build at once. i . Keeord of tbe Benda. The Piedmont Spring Water and Power Company bas filed a certificate showing that tbey have issued bonds in the sum of, $150,000- ' , " - The Forecast . Bak Feakcisco, Apru 8. Forecast, gen erally fair. , .' The Board of Healmwul he la session this evening. J . HE IHONB. . Bar. J. 1 Beaton 'Diss ia Sao Friaclsca . . s Today. . i . Head of the Paeifie Theelogleal Sem . ; inary The Flrst'congregatienal ' ' ' vl' ; I ' Minister. ' Special to The Tribune. -8ak Francisco, April 8. -The Bev. J. Ai i . Benton, D. D., died here at 9 o'clock this morning. - . r ., -Deceased was senior professor of the Pacific Theological Seminary and resided at 437 Hawthorne avenue, Oakland. Tbe deceased was born in Guilford. Conn '- in 1819, but removed to Steuben county. New York, in 1S23. There he studied in . the common schools until 1835, when he tookfa position as teacher. During this work he fitted himself for collece, and soon after entered . the Genieve Lyceum, - Ontario county, N. Y. In 1838 he was admitted to r Yale College and graduated aa valedict- . oritro in 1842. -. Entering the New Haven - Theological Seminary he studied until 1846 when he graduated with hih honors. He next stepped into the pulpit and preached at South Maiden, Mass., and at Uhariestown in tne same state, in January of 1849 he boarded the ship Edward Everett and sailed around the Horn for Califor nia, landing in 8an Francisco , on July 6th of the same year. In Septem ber he - took up ms reside nee on the land where Sacramento Is now situated and there organized the first church in tbe valley, which was) called .the -Church of Christ, now the First Congregational Church, in 1859-60 he took a tour of the world and settled in San Francisco in 1862, when he waa called to the Second Congregational Churcb. -One year after Bev. Dr.- Benton waa chosen president of -the Pacific Theological Seminary, and has held that office ,ap . to his death, over twenty-nine years. He waa also senior professor as- well as ; treasurer. He was considered ' as ! a -preacher without a rival, and was very ; prominent in the Congregational denomination. Three months ago the crip took hold on him, but he slowly recovered, natil two weeks ago, when a relapse occurred which resulted fatally. ' i i The only remaining relatives are a wife, a mother, Mrs. E. Sargent, and one brother, R. G. Benton. v The funeral - will ' take place i Mondtv at 11 o'clock from the Plymouth, 1 Congregational Churcb, Rev.' Dr. Moor officiating. . i . DR. WOOLSEY RE-APPOINTED Mayor Chapman Again Places Him . . on the Board of Healths - This afternoon Dr. E. H. Woolsey was appointed ' by' Mayor Chapman to succeed himself as a member of the Board ot Jlsalth. - V" - ' " ' : 1 ' ' The - doctor is one of tbe best known -citizens of Oakland, the organizer of the well-known hospital which bears hisnamejV and for several years past has been tbe most indomitable and energe'tic promo-tor of sanitory j reforms on the Board of Health of this city. -I - . He was one I of the most enthusiastic friends the bonds had during the late . campaign, and 1 ,his? : advocaey 1 -was based I upon, i r-Jhe sanitary benefits which he knew those bonds would t confer npoa the city. The doctor's re-appointment will : be hailed with delight by all classes of citizens, j '. f-. A MisPKINT IN SHAKESPEARB. i - - Discovery Ceacernlng King Richard's . . Iimom Exclamation. '-. Ignatius Donnelly, or some other literary sharp, how comes forward with the theory , that. King Richard's famous exclamation, generally supposed to be "A horse !jt horse! my kingdom for a horse!" is a misprint, and has somehow passed from on ' edition of 8hakespeare's works to another until today the line - bas come to be accepted as correct. -' , According to this morelfor less eminent authority the time at which the exclamation was made was during the spring, and Richard had been looking six weeks for a -new mansion. After riding throughout hi kingdom in search of a desirable palac with modern improvements' and set tubs, . he threw himself down in an agony of de spair and cried out; ' - "A bouse I a bouse I my kingdom for ( house!" i-"' "" i On the face of tbe matter this theory doei not seem so very improbable. No mat would exchange a kingdom, unless It be i very small one, for a horse. On the otbe: hand, any man who haa spent bis days ane, : ' nights for six weeks trying to findasuitt able habitation to move into on the 1st o( : May is in a condition, to give anything fof r a house, - from an ordinary full-fledge kingdom to his own head. It is strange that, with all the advance ia ; civilization made since tbe time of KIn4 Richard, not until a few weeks ago has this. : great annual nightmare, this regular spring horror, house-hunting, been reduced to the simplest possible system. , . Men have Studied the microbe, bacilli, . and the electrio spark; Concord haa wree tied with the "wbyness-of tbe wherefore,'' Ingersoll has grappled with the probiemi , of the great hereafter,- but the practical questions of today, like the simeiifylng ot house bunting, for Instance, have been nerlected. ;i - There has been a change, however. The man who seeks a nouse today need not sacrifice time, money, and life in so doing. All he needs to de ia to consult "the classified columns of Tbk Taisrirx, r advertise In them what kind of a house he wants. It will then be only a question of picking out the one which suits him best from tbe multitude of answers which suoh. an advertisement always brings. GOT A GIRL . Who Can't Bake Bread! . WHT NOT 1RY THB . : .. - LOG: CABIN. ; WHITE, . GRAHAM,': ; : RYE," ' GLUTEN? ' 4 -5 . ; . : TRAuS MARK ' X. " t . Eierp Loej UbeUS. 475 EleVenthV Street t OaUajidl . , , fits DtUvent rapwts, 4 l,

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