Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on July 29, 1889 · Page 1
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s'7 1 1 - r, 4 C . i VOL. . OAKJLiAOT, CALIFORNIA, MOK DAY, JULY 29, 1889. NO. 10. Cm 7 - - lit: i- inn i j .... i 'i. i f i I . ! y ) V 0DIITY BUSINESS. V1J 1 ReceiYing Hospital Steward - Appointed. -" ; . m PIEDSOST; CABLE FRANCHISE. - Indigents : and Requisitions -Bond Fund Apportionments-Other Road :., Matter." ". . , " ' - , , At this morning's session of the Board ot Supervisors all the members were present. The following indigents 'were granted relief: Mrs. Hattie 6walbe, Mrs. Dolan, Mrs. Sarah wEos-einir Alfred F. Case, and H. Peterson. Under the head of reports from county -officers W. 8. Pelbuze reported that he " had granted aid to the extent of $58 to in-digeats in his district aacing themonth of June, and fiupervisor Brown's report for the month of Jane showed that ie had allowed indigents in Ms district the sum ot $223 for their support. Tbe semi-annual reports of toe various road overseers, showing work done since last January, were read, and all were placed on file. ' . ' John McCoy, overseer of the Castro Valley district, reported that a bridge in front of Mr.;8trawbrfdge'e place on the Kay wards road required replanting. The report was referred to euper-Tisor -v- Martin ".. with power to act 'Then came John McCarty, overseer of 'the Bay Koad district, who called attention to two bridges on San Pablo road ..and one on Dalton avenue which badly seed replanting. -The matter was referred to (Supervisor - Pelouse with -.power to act tv'----, -.-..i---,-Road master Peter Hoar of the Palo-., mares district reported two bridges, one in Palomares canyon and the other in Crow canyon, badly in need of repair. The matter was referred to Supervisor JJailey with power to act. " In tbe matter of the ordinance of the "Oakland Cable Railroad Company the ' District Attorney reported that he had ' revised the ordinance and inserted a - section providing for bonds to be given by the company for the faithful per-formance oL their worlr. I The matter bad been - in : the . hands - of the ; conimittee for the proper ' time and he would ". prepare to sut anit" it this afternoon., in the matter of abating the nuisance of a Qbinese wash house in the Fruit Vale Koad i district on the 8ather property, Mr. Reed reported that the board could not act, but that if the complaining parties would come to bin be would give them ' a complaint against the Chinamen. As to the petition to have Moss avenue de--clared a public road, he said he would prepare a resolution to that effect In time for the afternoon session. County Treasurer Huff reported that there is now in the County Treasury to the credit ot the Road Poll Tax fund, subject to apportionment, the sum of $9634 02.' The repurt was filed, and the following resolution was then adopted: Xttolved, That the County Treasurer he and he is hereby directed to set apart 15 per cent of the money in the Koad Poll Tax fund to the General Road lund and to apportion the balance among the several district road funds of the county. -. ...-.. Treasurer HufTs apportionment of the money in accordance with the above resolution is as follows: To the -General - Koad fond, 15 per cent, .sin 10: to each of the twenty-three district road funds, $356 04; total, $8-- jj2 . - ' ' - TheCommiitee of the Whole of the .board reported in the matter of the proposed public road in the Mount Eden Road district, petitioned for by Henry Petermann and others on June 24th. that the proposed route of the v road would greatly damage the prop- rtv f C. A. iieier. and they recora mended that the report be referred back to the viewers with instructions . to change the location of said road so as not to injure Air. seier s property. : report was adopted. : t - Annlicattons for appointment as - steward of the Receiving Hospital vice John B. '. Kincke, resigned, were received from R H. Larsen, H. P. West, Charles Morten, . Robert Clark, nd R. F. Mason. .All were fUed. Mr. Larsen, -one of the applicants;- was formerly a , steward at the County Infirmary, where he remained for five years, ,and his petition was indorsed by Judge W. K. -Greene, E. T. Henshaw, Mrs. Walter Blair, Montgomery ; Howe, Dr. A. 8. DnBois. and others Mr. Larsen was nted bv the following resolution Metolvtd: That R. H. Larsen be and he herebr is annotated steward of the Alameda County Receiving Hospital at sulirv of 170 per month: also, that ' Wn -R. H- Larsen be aDDOinted matron nxid hnsmtai at a salarv of $25 per month, said appointments to take effect -and be in torce on ana aiier A.ugua ut, The contract of the California Bridge Com nan v ; to build a wooden bridge -over Sausal creek in Brooklyn township, for $1351, accompanied by a bond in the sum of $1000 for the faithful per- foimance of the work, .was received , nd olaced on file. t ; W. B. Hard v 's contract to supply the county with stationery for the ensuing Tear for $542 90, accompanied by a bond in the sum of $500. was also re- " -ceived and filed. .; ; s. P. Hall appeared before the board and requested that all the proceedings jn tue peuuon oi x a. quu uu -others for a publie road in Brooklyn rtnad district be abandoned, as he had discovered an error m the papers. He nrMntel a resolution to this effect which was adopted, and then be filed a aornnd netition with S. A. Haines -and H. C. Talbot as sureties on the bond to pay the incidental expenses of viewing the road. The petition was received ana viewers were pwiuvu. . Th. P.-mntT clerk oresentea a requi sition for a suitable record book for re--rvtrrimff th hnrUl of deceased ex-sol diers, as required by a recent act of the lust TFislatnre. and a caiigrapb ma chine tor the County Clerk's offlje for tbe purpose of eopyina papers.-- ? -Kecmisitions were also received from -other county officers for sutionexy, gro--ceries, etc., and all were granted. V J.K. rjnnlan. bridee tender of the IVehster street bridge, called attention -tt th hd condition of that atructare and requested that it be replanked. Referred to Supervisor Brown. An adjournment was then taken un til 2 o ciocx wis aiiernoon. . Afternoon Seetlon. The board convened at 1:30 r. M. The franchise committee reported that they had examined the ordinance granting to Oakland Railroad Company a fran chise to extend their road on San Pablo aveuue from Park avenue to Klinkner-viile. The bonds of the company were tied at $5000, and under a suspension cf rule 6 tue ordinance was passea, ! n the matter of the private road in ' a v.-inft F,in R.aaA district, peti- t ... i tor bv Daniel Cclp. the Road t f -- -r. John Cocb. of taat district t f-i a uvit showiP? tiat he - j a notice oa a.l the cb;e 1 were examined, and the matter was taken under advisement i -v The following ; resoiuiiocs ' were adopted: Declaring "Linden avenue" in the Piedmont Road district, a public county road. . . Transferring $116 from tbe General Road fund to tbe Mount Eden Road fund, r The matter of the bids for constructing a bridge over Bausal creek was next taken dp. The bid of the American Bridge and Building I Company, which arrived ten -minutes after the specified time, was rejected.: Bids were received and opened ,. from Randall Hunt, the San Francisco Bridge Company, and the California Bridge Com-pany.; - v : . : Randall, Hunt & Co. bid tot a bridge capable of sustaining 1600 pounds per lineal foot, $1147; for a bridge capable of K sustaining -1800 -., pounds per lineal w foot, $1187. , The - San Francisco r Bridge Company's bid was for a 1600 pound bridge, $1187; for an 1800 pound bridge, $1202: for a 2000 pound bridge, $1217. Tbe California i Bridge Company . bid $1037 i for a 1200 pound bridte and $1084 for a 1600 pound bridge. The bid was awarded to- the California Bridge Company for a 1600 pound i bridge and bonds were fixed at $500. Other unimportant business was transacted and the board adjourned to meet at z:3U p. x., as a Board ol juquauza : tion. j All t Hie Wife. : The will ot Ernst Louis Probst, deceased, has been filed for probate. The estate, valued at $7000, is bequeathed to bis wife, Maria C. Probst, during her life, and at her death it is to go to the children., . ALAMEDA. George Fisher Dangerously Hart by ' J Hoodlums. . Halcyon Parlor Instituted Tappan's Borro The Haranonle Club Other Notes, The monthly social of the Harmonie Club will take place next Friday evening in the hall on Para street. - -'r A concrete foundation for an iron fence is being laid in front of the Park Street Methodist Episcopal Church. ' R. B. Tagpan is now the owner ot a sckass a regular mountain, borro. He is having a buggy built in propor- Hon to the sise of the animal, and in tends to ride in it every dnv irom his home : in the West End to his office on Park street The members of Alameda Parlor No. 47, N. 8. G. W came to tbe conclusion (Saturday, that there was no ground upon which to protest against Halcyon Parlor, and the ceremony performed by the erand officers was not interrupted. The new parlor has a charter member ship ot :, tortyfour. it meets every Tuesday nieht in St. George's Hail, cor ner of Park street and Webb avenue. . Tbe protest azainst the assessment for tbe improvement of Broadway will beard at tbe meeting ot tne inty Trustees this evening. J. A. Leonard objects to the assessment because be has been called upon to pay itu ior improving the street in front of a lot owned by him which is assessed at $50. The worst fight of the season at Nep tune Gardens occurred 1 yesterday. Several hoodlums of Oakland and Ala meda, who had been . drinking heavily, came in contact with one another, and a general row followed. George Fisher, until a week ago foreman of the ! I Alameda Macadamizing Com pany; was with some friends tn : the? garden when t tbe row commenced and essayed the role of a peace maker. For his trouble, be was pounced upon by the fighting hoodlums andtbrown down. Three men then jumped upon him, stove in three of his nos, Kiciiea ms cntn aimost on ot mm and loosened nearly all his teeth. The hoodlums then made their escape.' He was picked np unconscious and carrtea to Caldwell's drug store. Dr. Bull was summoned who sewed up; a big gash under hla chin aua oanaagea ms oiner wounds. He was then removed to his room in the Tosemite Hotel. He is in ereat nain. but the doctor thinks that he will recover, tie may, however, be Internally injured. : f THE DEATH RECORD. Jrilv 26th Infant . son of Thomas H. and Louise Branson, ot 1730 Thirteenth street; buned July 27th. i - J nip 25th Elisabeth Williams, aged 45 years, native of Pennsylvania; residence 1464 Seventh avenue; cause of death, nhthisi: buried Julv 27th. July zttn nenry xiaiiiin, ageu oi vears. native oi - rennsyivania; at Conntv inhrmarv: uuriea jatvztn : Jnl 25th Elizabeth Gamble, aired .12 rear. 10 months: a resident of Pied mont: a lea at uieu raien: cause vi death. consumption: buried Julv 27th. Jniv 2(ith. JUizaoetn Kuetn vase. aged 14 years, 4 months; native ot C tah : residence. 364 second street; cause of death, cerebro spinal menin gitis: buried July 29th. i July 27th. Mrs. Josie Cjueiroll, aged 28 years, 9 months; residence, Fleming's Jfomt; cause oi deatn, neart disease. July 27th. John Clifford, aged 45 years; native of Ireland ; residence, 813 Cheater street; cause of death, interstitial nephritis. ; " A Bold Cavalry Loader. . . i Watkingtom 1M. A prominent Conf ederaie once told the writer : that rrwnen Sherfaan's army assumed the offensive there were three or four regiments of cav alry which would wheel i on the Con federate flank like chain lightning and strike like a whole division. It was General J. T. 1 Wilder bngade of mounted infantry.' armed; with Spencer repeating rifles. They had come down from Koflecran's army, and went back with Thomas, and those repeating: rifles made music. General Wilder was a f New Yorker by birth, learned the iron business In Ohio, and after .the war, in 1867, built two blastfurnaces atRockwood, near Chattanooga, the first furnaces ever erected in that country which used mineral fuel, and they are still running. General Wilder is at the Ebbitt, a tall, vigorous man, with short, white whiskers, and a bluff, heartv manner. He has disposed of his interests in Chat&nocKra, and is now building the; Charleston,' Cincinnati, and Chicago Railroad. He has done many things in his event ful life. ,. - .y:;;iU:-::X. J. B. Dayton's Xstate. ' , George W. Grayson, John . Dixon, and R. R. Gravson have appraised the estate cf Jeremiah B Dayton, deceased, Forty ca-tr-t: ' - llr.-.' i . i c - Carpenter, s are at work on tbe i: f ' : i crist t) push ;' THE LAND QDESTIQy. - It Will Be iMecaaeed at Bamlltea Halt Tonight. The debate between L. H. Irvine and Burnette O. Haskell will be resumed this evening. The special subject for consideration JU "The Nationalists are guilty of an error in assuming that the present system of real property, commonly known las private ownership, is responsible for the oppression of the poor," Air. Irvine will maintain tbe affirmative, Mr. Haskell the negative of the question. .' It is expected that this discussion will be even more interesting than the former one. as it will not involve so much statistical matter. The theories of Henry George will aoubtiess receive. consiaeraoie attention. . to Correct a Deed. Leonard Beck has sued Samuel Levy, as administrator of the estate of Dor-ohan levy, in order to correct a deed to some lots in Liyerraore. , SHE DOES NOT CARE. Martha Yu Arman's Strange Statement to the Court. 'Good By, Fapa," Says Baby Van Ar-man, ae She la About to Be Sepa-rated From Her Father. it? When John R. Van Annan entered Judge Greene's department of tbe Superior Court this morning he failed to say "good morning" to his pretty wite Martha, who Was seated in the lobby with her 8 year old daughter. She, in turn, ignored her hushand. The little girl looked suspiciously at her father and seemed to fear, his presence. Mr. Van Arman was before Judge Greene in order to secure , a divorce from his wife on a statutory ground which is seldom resorted to in cases wherein parties sue for a divorce. The husband told his story to the court, but hi? evidence alone was not sufficient. Then the little girl was called upon to be sworn. "Oh no." remarked Mrs. Van Arman, as she pressed the little one to her breast. f "Madam," remarked his Honor, "you will please take your arm away from the child and change your seat so that we can hear her testimony." The little girl then told what she knew about tbe troubles between Van Arman and his wife, but Judge Greene was still of the1' oninion that the evidence was insufficient upon which to grant a divorce. Then Mrs. I Van Arman was called upon to testify. "You heard the testimony of your huband," remarked the court. "Yes. sir." i "Is it true?"! "It is all true," said tbe lady, as a slight b(ush passed over ber pretty face. Mrs. Van Arman stated that during the past two years be had cooked her husband's meals, and they had eaten at the same table. It was not until a month ago that they bad separated. judge Greene stated that he would require- more evidence, and so the case was continued until tomorrow morning in order that tbe family nurse might be exam ined on the subject as to whether Mrs. Van Arman bad neglected to perform the duties of a wife. The couple and their attorneys held a consultation in the corridor and it was decided to hunt up the nurse and have her in court tomorrow morning. Mr. Van Arman took his little girl by the hand and attempted to caress her, but the child withdrew from his embrace and ran to her mothers "Good by, papa." said tbe child as tbe father left tbe Courthouse. The parties have evidently had an understanding, and as Mrs. Van Arman failed to put in an answer to the complaint it would appear that she is quite willing to secure a separation from her husband. . Wllkle Colllns's Wondrous Talent. "t f JXew Tort Metropolis. Dininz one ; eveninar with WQkie Collins, he spoke of the difficulty of imagining a place, or character which had not its original in real life. After he bad described the house in "Armadale" a gentleman called upon him and upbraided him for putting his residence! into print. Tbe description was exact, althouzh Wilkie Collins had never seen the place. He invented a man who was so careful about his foodl that he weighed it in little scales at tame. A gentleman was introduced! to Mr. Collins and said : "You had no right, sir, to caricature me. I weigh myfood in little scales, sir!: Here theyaoe, sir! I always carry them about with me by advico of my physicians. ; But is that any reasonwhy I should be held up to ridicule, bitt" m vain air. uoi-lins protested that he had never before heard of such a habit. Comes' From Petaluma Mostly, - Washington Prut. , u Lovers of Kocraefort cheese will not be pleased to hear that they often do not get the real article, thanks to the quantity j of illegal : imitations. Keai Roquefort cheese nas been made since the middle ages at Rodez, in Southern; ,r ranee, where tne natives in olden times paid a heavy tribute of cheese yearly to the abbey of Conques. The industry occupies an immense Inumber of persons in this district, and is worth 400,000 yearly, most j of the cheese being exported to England- and America. But so many rival manufactures have sprung up., in the neighboring departments as to seriously injure the original industry, bo Bodei and its manufacturers are going to prose cute their imitators. , , She Harried Somewhat Late. - " ' London .TUtgraph:-. i Froin Warasdin, in Croatia. I bear that a spinster named Catharina Do- minico, azed 83, has Deeniea to tne matrimonial altar by a tramway conductor of that district, 'thirty-seven vears her iunior. To make the case " . -i . ai i : 1 - Bull more imposing, iu uriuo was ac companied to church by ner mooter. who is no less than 117 years ot age ! The old lady is said to have been in an ecstacy of delight at having been allowed to live long enough to see her "child" married! . - : :- Hen's High Frieed Joke. ' s . Philadelphia Prtt. . Hon. RosweU Q-. Horrs declina tion of a $0030 place in the diplo- ; matic service is generally regarded as one of the fannies- performances I in that renial bunrorist'a public ca- ' reer. Oar own view is that llorr ha3 playd a rather L'. 'i priced joke on tisaseX A HEW DEAL He 'Ghost oL tie ' Lanndry Farm Kailroai DOES IT MEAN THE ONION-PACIFIC? Bush 8. Dennig Bays the -Laundry ' Farm, the Ball road, andthe Ala- - aueda County Terminal Company. I . For a few days past a quiet gentleman in a blue suit, a grey flannel traveling shirt, russet shoes, and gold glasses, has been taking notes in Oakland. He has been out to tbe Laundry Farm and up to George De Golia's office, and to other places of interest in Oakland. He looked at the land aud water, front and right of way land railroads,! and even surveys through the hill into Contra Costa county. After having done al this the quiet gentleman went back to Mr. De Golia's office. ' i ! Who was the quiet gentleman? : He was Rush B. Dennig New York." :, - ' Who is Rush 8. Dennig. of New York?i - i - , ' He is a very prominent railroad con-tract3r. ; . Has he any money T i ' Yes, or he wouldn't be investigating tbe Laundry Farm and its railroad. What did he want at the Laundry Farm?: I He wanted the Laundry Farm and the Laundry Farm railroad.. Has he got them? ' He bas got the Laundry Farm and tbe railroad he will get today. There will be a railroad deal In Oakland today. It may mean a great deal and it may mean nothing. This is the railroad deal, and by the time The TKIBU5Z is being read the deal will hare been made. George De Golia. who has been nominally the owner of the Alameda County Railroad since it was sold at Sheriff's saiej will this afternoon sell that road to the Alameda County Terminal Company. At the same time a con-troliDg influence in the : Alameda County Terminal Company will be transferred to R. S. Dennig of New York. With the road Mr. Dennig trill take a contioling interest in the various land, water, and rock schemes that the various members of that company have engaged in. I The next question is : Does Mr. Dennig represent an overland road, and if he does, -what road is it? ! That question is bardly answerable, but it may be well to go into a little history. It was about three years ego when Colonel J. H. Woodard began to look with loosing eyes at tbe Laundry Farm. The colonel; who is a great railroad man, soon organized a railroad company to build a road to tbe Laundry Farm. Then the Oakland,; Alameda and Laundry Farm Railroad Company was; formed, and after several long waits and considerable trouble, operations i were j begun on the road. The: operations were very simple, and i consisted, of buying a lot of land in the Laundry Farm, and some rights of way. The land was cut up snd put on the market, and some of it sold. Then for some reason the Oakland, Alameda and Laundry Farm Railroad became a little incorporated aneel. It was succeeded by tbe Alameda County Railroad Company, who built tbe road to the tunnel and a short distance into the tunnel, and then went under. It helped to wreck the California National Bank and then was sold to Mr.! De Golia. i This was all that appeared on tbe surface, but there was a great deal done besides. When the Alameda County Railroad was actually built, everybody said: "It's the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad." For a wonder, the people were not far from wrong. R. W. Snow, the City Assessor, was then a director of the Alameda County Kail-road Company, and Mr. Snow says: "It may not be generally known, but it is a fact, that negotiations were pend ing between tbe Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe road and our company looking : to tbe purchase of that road. This would probably have been completed be'ore now if it bad not been for the fact that the1 Atchison people suddenly found themselves very seriously embarrassed. At that time tbey could noteven borrow money, and so it fell th lough." But to come back to Mr. Dennig. On Saturday a deed was filed from R. W. Snow to Mr. Dennig, transferring 104.12 acres ia the Laundry Farm to the latter gentleman. Mr. Snow was this morning asked if he would tell why the land was sole, ana what be knew about it. "Since the other plan fell through, said Mr. Snow, "I have held that piece of land, and while it might have been to my advantage to continue to hold it. l ieit that l could not stand in tbe way of a big improvement. Mr. Dennig is a heavy railroad contractor from new York, and be bas been contracting for the last twenty years. He has considerable money of his own, 1 understandnd represented some very moneyed gentle men in the East. I understand that he has letters from Calvin & Brtce. who, 1 believe, is estimated to be worth $22,000,000. 1 This land that I held was tne plot on which the tunnel is and the stone ouarrv." 1 "Had the Alameda County Railroad Company anv water front?" 1 -At tbe time the negotiations were tn progress with the Atchison road we had tbe water front along the south side of Alameda bonded, and that ia water front that can be obtained." "Couldn't thev have an outlet on tbe tidal canal or along the East Oakland basin?" r :' "Very easily, for the right of way could be obtained without tronble." ; Visn't tbere a route through the hill into uontra uosta county I "I believe that there is a eood route.' VIS there any prospect of Atchison's coming here in the f uture ?" f - . "They have hopes, though the road is in bad condition at present. We expected them to come here tbrongh tbe Corral ; Hollow canyon and; the Hay wardspasa.''1; ' ,: ; 4 Rumor has it that Mr. Dennig has a railroad deal on hand. If he represents Brice it is believed that he represents the Union Pacific for Brice and the Yanderbilts are closely connected. ; i' Harrison and His Partners. 8. N. Harrison has sned W. H. Lee and I. H. Warren for an accounting and dissolution of partnership. ' The partners were engaged in the business ot building at Xe mescal. ' (,.,.' 4 1 Fell Won tnoTValn. .John Scully, a bosuer in ; San Fran dsco, fell from the Berkeley train as it was rounding the curve at West Oak una yesterday afternoon, ana uns tained slight injuries about the head, it. Spread tne; th Tracks. ' Work was begun tbis morning spread' ing tie tracks of tbe Seventh s'rest lo cal rosi toal!ow tliecafcla rcaicross- i"2 t3 te put ia. Prisoners Arraigned, r ' - The following ' prisoners were " ar raigned in the Superior Court this morning: James Marshall pleaded not gunty to a charge of burglary, and : his case was set for trial August 21st; Louis Healey, burglary, trial set for August 20; H. B Czarnecki. assault with a deadly weapon, given one week to plead ; William Stack, burglary, one week lo plead; E. B. Lopez, grand larceny, will plead to-morrow, and, Tim Donovan, burglary, trial set for August 20th. : .. , ., . G.W. Silver, charged with felony, will be arraigned Thursday next : J Killed hy the Wheel. A teamster reported at the Morgue this afternoon that a man by the name of Taylor had been driving in from San Leandro when his horses became lne-ht- ened and threw him from the waeron. He fell under the wheels and was killed. Paeifiee Aaalnat .Emerald. : The Pacifies won a gane from the Emeralds yesterday by a score of & to 5 IMPROVEMENTS. A Beport to Be Presented to tie CU? Council This Evening. The Eatimates and Plans of th Board of Puulie Works and the Engineers of the City.: The Commissioners of Public Works will present to the City Council this evemug their complete report upon proposed public improvements, a mat ter referred to them for advice and in formation. Accompanying .the report of the board will be presented the esti males of the engineers, T. W. Morgan and G. F. Allardt, ot the coat of tbe proposed improvements the boulevard, an Intercepting sewer; e tc. and their plans for the works under consideration. Both the report of the Commissioners and the report of tne Engineers are elaborate and complete, and contain the information tbe Council has requeued. Mayor Glascock has called together the Committee of Attorneys appointed at a conference of tbe City Council, the Board of Public Works, and the attorneys who served upon the charter commission, to meet on Wednesday evening. The question the Council propounded to this committee is, at a special election at which the electors shall decide whether or not bonds shall be issued, can more than one proposition be -submitted, or must the bonds proposed to be issued be to provide monev for one district improvement only?" This committee consists of Mayor Glascock, City Attorney Johnson, R. M. Fitzgerald, Commissioner of Public Works, and the lawyers who served on the charter commission. , THE TIDAL CANAL. Work Being. Pushed Rapidly For ward The Future of the Work. A number of gentlemen from Oakland and San Francisco went to Alameda on Saturday afternoon to view the work of the San Francisco Bridge Com pany on the tidal canal. Tbe work is about half completed, the cut being down to grade and about half through. Vice President Krusi of the San Francisco Bridge Company says : "When the tidal canal is completed it will be connected with San Leandro bay. It will be 300 feet wide at the bottom and 400 feet wide at the top, and will be faced with stone. Wharves and slips will be constructed all along this canel. By this time the East Oakland basin will have been thoroughly dredged and the harbor will bave been put in good condition so that tbe deep water vessels can enter. All the freight will then be sbipred here. The wheat depot will be brought down from Port y Costa and wheat vessels will be brought in here to load. Freight that comes to akland by sea can be run in here and : unloaded direct, whereas it now has to : be unloaded and sent over by ferry and handled twice." Tbe work is very complete, and is progressing nicely,, senator otewart, who is interested in Alameda, will press the $500,000 appropriation asked for. through Congress. Among those who attended were: J. P. Sheldon, Vice President of tbe American Bridge Com pany, A. J. rauiseii ot tne can rran-cisco Harbor Commission, Charles Webb Heward of the Spring VaUey Water Company. William Ede, A. C. Freeze, L. B. Benchley of the Pacific Rolling Mills, W. D. renne, j. Xl. Uobbs, P. L. Carter of Carter Bros., car builders. Mr. Ublig. Mr. Chandler, Mr. Hp'ersof Hinckley. Spiers s Hayes, A. P. Van Dusen, Captain Bruce, B. Jpost, J. McMullin, H. RrusL, P. G. Daniels, J. E. Barber, and rrea Krauth. Hay wards. Hayard Journal. George Davis has returned from Grange ville, Cat. . Miss Annie Haas is enjoying the sea breeze at Pacific Grove. Architect Shea of the new N. 8. G. W. building was in tewn Sunday. Miss Alice Luce returned this week from her sojoarn in the East. L. Linekin was laid up this week with a severe attack of colera morbus. -James D. Hutchinson of Colorado is visiting Mrs. S. H. Parsons of this place. Manager T. 9. Kussell, of oar Fruit Growers' Association, has his hands full just now. Miss Katie M onsen has returned home after a two weeks visit to her friends in San Francisco. Fred Allen returned ' from. Pacific urove weanesaay. A he seaside ap pears to nave agreed witn mm. J. Kuday was confined to his home this week with a severe attack of cholera morbus. He la now on his feet again Our Congregational castor. Rev. W. W. Madge, and wife and son, departed Monday for a month a rest at Facine Grove. Mrs. Alex. Allen was taken down with a tooch of malaria Wednesday, but Dr. Dean reports the patient now raptcuy recovering. ,,- ' Alex Alien visited San Jose Wednes day to seen re Quarters for a number of our natives, lor tbe Admission Aay celebration on September tbe via, Supervisor David Martin paid a visit to Redwood canyon 'Thursday, and having his gun along succeeded in kulinx one hundred rabbits ana two wild cats. : v ' Mr. and Mrs. "W.- Ai Hurrell and family, and 'a few friends departed July 1st on a camping trip to Stockton, and returned in about two weeks. They had a grand time.- i ":: Nearly $1000 worth' of stock to tbe new Native Sons of the Golden West building was taken by a number of enterprisire citizens Inst week, making atctiicUioutj::- J. THE M USHERS SQUELCHED. we afore Remarks About the Girls ". When the Band Plays. The Fifth Infantry Regiment band was playing its best in the City Hall park last Friday evening and a crowd of boys stood near the band stand. A couple of younggirls passed and one of the boys, A. J. Robinson, said, "Ain't sne got one nau-i umcer craft lighted upon him and arrested him for disturbing tbe peace. This morntnff he leaded guilty, but said he thoaght he isturbed nobody's peace. - He just made a remark about a young lady's hair. h.: . ' - . IX'Putv District Attorney Church said to the court that many young men are accustomed to gather in tbe City Hall park and adjacent streets when , the band ia plaving and make remarks about passing yeung ladies, and sometimes their language is insulting. The police are determined to stop this practice, and Chief Tompkins instructed his officers to watch for tbe disturbers and to arrest any one who speaks to or about girls they do not know. Judge Jbsiaiaw nned young Kobinson fur. 4 I Q) latest Style of Hair Iresalnf. tow York Bum. The latest feminine craze, that for wearing tne hair in a single braid, doubled up once and tied with a piece of ribbon, school girl fashion, bas sense on its Bide in this hot weather, although it is rather harrowing to see when adopted by a shrinking,, timid young mies of thirty or forty summers. It isn't fair for women with really long hair, though, for their braid is so long that it doesn't look nice, and is in the way besides. MRS. H. L EVANS Replies to Some Misstatements Printed. as She Does Mot Seek a Reconciliation Bat n DivorceErrors Which Appeared in Print. Mrs. Homer Evans gives the following card for publication : I wish to state through the columns of The Tribdnb that the representative of the Timn who attempted to interview Mrs. Evans in regard to ber trouble with her husband did not find her tbe wreck he attempted to portray her for tbe sake of writing up something sensational, nor is there one word of truth in the entire article. I did not return to sees: a reconciliation, but to secure a divorce, anything said to tbe contrary notwithstanding. 1 do not wish for newspaper notoriety, and I think it a disgrace to some newspapers of Oakland that they cannot nil up their papers with something more honorable and instructing than falsely written hp interviews with people whose business should be their own when they do not wish to co rue before the public Mrs. F.VA38. Oakland, July 29. 1889. BABY BLYTHE. ? r Grandpa Perry and W. H. H. Hart Appear in a Damage Suit. W. H. H. Hart, one of the leading attorneys for Florence Blythe, who claims the estate of Thomas H. Blythe, was in Department Two of the Superior Court this morning. Mr. Hart was v ry anxious to have a case disposed of in which he is interested to the extent of $50,000. It is the case of "Private Detective" Frank Kerne, who is seeking to recover from Mr. Hart and James Crisp Perry the sum of $50,000 damages for alleged malicious prosecution. It will be remembered that Heme was arrested some months since and hanred with an attempt to abduct little Florence Blythe, who was living Berkeley with her grandfather, smes C. Perry. On the first trial of tbe case the jury disagreed, and on the second trial the defendant was discharged. Perry swore to tbe information against Renie, and Mr. Hart prosecuted the case for the people. Attorney Hart believes be can demur the plaintiff out of court, but as Judge Gibson was ill today the argument on demurrer was continued for two weeks. A NEW BUILDING hat F. E. Shattuck Will Erect On Broadway. F. K. Shattuck has decided to tear down his old brick building on tbe southwest corner of Eighth street and Bioadway early nexti spring, and he will erect a handsome modern build ing, at least three stories high, thst will throw tne ueiger Duuamg in the snaae. Mr. bhattuck is improving all bis prop erty, and is making many improve ments in uaxiana. 'COME HOME, MAMIE.' That's George Bamee' Gall to HU : Pretty Toting Wife. George Eames the railroad conductor has been remarking "Come home, Mamie," bnt the young and pretty wife cometh not because she prefers to remain with her mother where she says she hash pleasant borne. She has commenced a snix aeainst Eanes to compel him to pay her $30 a month ali mony, alteeinc that ne ueceiveu ner. and Bjuertad that before marriage be promised her a home and alter tney went married he compeuea ner to uve t th home of his -mother, greatly to her displeasure.' But since Mamie will n.ii return nome ueonre says ne will not support her, and has therefore commenced his fight to prevent her securing an order ot court. - ue asserts that it is true b' promised her a borne, bnt avers that it was not possible for him to give her a mansion on- a salary of $65 a month. . ' -' He Type. 4 AvierieaM Analytt. , . 'A new French invention, the ther mographic press, is made for printing on wood by means oi not type. as neat an impression is claimed as is obtained in lithography, and by the use of a specially prepared ink it is said that cold tvpe may be used with equally good effect. Its speed is 400 impressions an hour on flat wood. Failed tOrPreaecnte. - The defendant in the suit of George Atkinson against William B. Merrill will; move the court to dismiss tbe action for want of prosecution. The complaint was filed ia 1883. For the Hospital. " The ladies of the Fabiola Hospital Association will give a quilting bee at the residence of Mrs. Pedsr 8ather. 1 he ladies will work all day making quilts for tne winter at tne hospital. SHOT BY SERIS. An Excited Frenctanaii Kills Louis Gallagher. ; THE ALLEGED CAUSE OF THE CRIIE; 9. H Betle Says He Was Bzasperatedl , hyBoysamd Tbey Heeded Not Hi Warning. 3. M. Serfs, a Frenchman, was lodged in the County Jail this morning and charged with morder for having caused ; the death of Louis Gallagher, a lad o fifteen years, at Temescal, Tbe pris oner seemed very much excited when -seen by a Xbibu-b reporter at the Jail this moraiag and was anxiows to know -, if anything could be done with him. For tbe past 'fonr years ' Sens bas been residing with his : wife and three children at tha - corner of Forty-second street and Tele- ' ; graon avenue. He is a mattress repairer, and has a store in the front ot tbe building and lives in the rooms in ' . tbe rear. He claims that for the past year a gang of boys, who Uve in the neighborhood, bave rendered his life a burden, and be has often warned them to aeep away. Home months ago, he says, they broke all tbe windows in his store and be was unable to get any sat -isfaction. Yesterday afternoon . tha gaug commenced their operations as usual. The boys would .come to tbe front door and push it open and - cry, "Ot I you old Frenchman. . Sens says that he chased them away ' several times, and when he would re turn to the bouse the boys would throw stones at the building, and in proof of ms statement be asserts that bis back yard is now covered with stones thrown by the gang. "ist nient about S o'clock." said Serfs, "about six bova congregated in front of my house. "I paid no attention to them until ther kicked at mr door, and then "I - came out and they ran away. Tbis ' was repeated several times, and finally I warned them that if they came and opened my door again I would shook them, l noticed a boy, lxuis Gallagher, among tbe gang and had seen ' him at my place several times before. ! He was contmuallv annoying me with - the other boys. After I had given them, the warning I returned into tbe house, and bad not been tbere long before beard a racket' at my front door. Sam '. . one opened tbe door and l oom- ' menced to call me , all - kinds " of names. I again went our and " chased the boys away. When I re turned t3 tbe house I got my shotgun. It has been about a year and a half , since I ha ve used it, and I did not know whether it was loaded or not. I laid in wait to see if tbe boys would aeain re turn tomnoy me. I did not have to wait long, for the boys soon came in front of tbe store again. I saw Galla . gher walk up and open my door, and as be did so f ran oat and fired. Gallagher fell to the ground, and ' I, returned to tbe store. I did not intend to shoot him, and my object in shooting was to scare the boys in or- . der to prevent them from annoying me, 1 I did not know that tbe eun was loaded- Gallagher was the only boy shot be- w'. cause be was the only one wao happened to be in the line of the gun. I think I have a right to protect my property and believe I will come out of this all right." Tbe charee of bird shot struck tbe brr in the right knee, inflicting a painful wound. He was removed to his home near tbe scene of the shooting, and a physician was summoned, and it was found necessary to amputate the leg. The youth failed to recover from tbe shock, and died at 3 o'clock this morning. Seris was arrested by Sheriff Hals e-and will now have to answer to a ' fc charge of murder. He has not as yet employed an attorney to defend him. Dr. Overend was called to attend the wounded boy at the residence of bis parents. Dr. Crowley was suinmoned to assist Dim. ibe surgeons found that the shot and wadding entered the bend of the leg, carrying away tbe bone above the knee joint, severing the fe moral artery. Before Dr. Overend arrived there was copious hemorrhage -from the severed vessel, and the first care of the physician was to arrest the now of blood. When Dr. Crowley arrived tbe two doctors made a careful examl-nation. The patient was in collapse. The leg was pulpy and the doctors deemed amputation expedient. After re moval ot the leg tbe pulse returned and tbe patient was better than before tbe operation. Tbey directed the attendants to stimulate the patient, aud left. - Tbe surroundings were bad for success-'-ful tseatment of a surgical case,: the house being small and the oocupanta poor. Ibe inquest will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. v , Jimmy's Sunday Jag-. Jimmy Neiian is only 18 years old. but he is old enough to get drunk. He . celebrated yesterday in bis -own style. ua a Berxeiey tram he had too mucn fun to suit 'Conductor Graves, who ejected him from tbe train at Golden Gate. The boy retaliated by throwing- green quinces at the conductor. Finally Jimmy was arrested for drunken . ness, and Conductor Graves also charges-' bun with a misdemeanor, xne bov this morning confessed his drunkenness be fore Judge Laid law, and received tbe usual penalty, $6 or three days. He will be arraigned to-morrow on the other charge. : , ' Edward Beynolda Sentenced. Edward Reynolds, forger, robber. and bigamist, was sentenced to serve a term of three years in Foisom Prison last Saturday in , San Francisco, having pleaded f uilty to v a charge of bigamy. Reynolds is well known to Oakland, having practiced as an attorney here. - In 1884 he was sen tenced to serve a term of ten years in 8an Qnentin Prison from this county. a a a. . ew navmg oeen con vie tea oi lorgery. Th Christian Brothers. Studies will be resumed at St. Joseph's Academy on Fifth and Jackson streets ' on Monday next The Christian Broth era to-day took charge of tbe bovs' department of St Francis de Sales echoot . in Father McSweenev's parish. St. Jo- sepn's Academy wm hencerorth serve as a preparatory school for St. Mary's College, which will be dedicated August ' FatlmaUng Bapenaee. - " r The Board of Public Works and tha Board of Police and Fire Commission ! era are called to assemble in special session this afternoon to consider the i estimates of expenses for the current year of tbe department under the con trol oi tne noara. ' A Park for Alameda. : . The city of Alameda baa brought suit against E. B. Mastick. as Trustee, and many others, to condemn a block ot land, which it is proposed to convert into a public psrtr. Sydney Davis Xusane. Sydney Davis has been conis.Vtrl t- the fetotkton Insane Asylum,

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