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4 Alameda Contra Costa Cotton Brothers Get Sheriff to Stop Railroad Grab Temporary Respite Pending Legal Battle OAKLAND, Dec. 13. — Contest b«-tivi><n the Southern Pacific Company and Cotton Brother*, contractors, for pt«seft»lon of tfac strip of land south «« Flrnt mtre+t, between Webster and Harrison utrcet bridge*, which began iitft rrrnloK. was resumed to-day. Gangs of railroad section bands, beadod by E. O. Corrlsan, n Southern Pacific Company roadmaster, continued the work of loading: the contractors' equipment on flat cars. Two carloads of material were run off the property before » halt was called by the forcible demand from Ernest J. Cotton that the company cease operations. To save his apparatus from what he holds to be unwarranted confiscation try the' railroad company. Cotton set a crew .of his employes at work removing the stuff into the warehouse, which stands u-ithin the disputed lines. Then the contractors appealed to Sheriff Barnet for protection. Deputy Sheriff John Reilly was sent to the scene and was instructed to keep the pea.ee. Cotton ordered his men not to permit any Southern Pacific men to molest the warehouse. At sundown he took personal charge of a patrol of armed guards who were stationed at the warehouse with orders to keep all persons off. It was current that the railroad company intended to attack the warehouse and remove it by sending a gang of 200 men to the site. DAVIS ACTS FOR COTTOXS Attorney William R. Davis, the eminent water front authority, took charge of the, legal phases of the interesting situation for Cotton Brothers and spent the day poring over the law books for light on the complication. It was late in the afternoon when Roaflmaster Corrigan withdrew the railroad forces. Two cars of material belonging to Cotton Brothers had been loaded and were apparently about to be sent after the two that were hauled away last evening. Ernest Cotton stopped that move and with his own forces unloaded the equipment and had it put in his •warehouse. After that the railroad hands were marched across Harrison-street bridge and they disappeared on the Alameda side of the estuary. Soon after noon representatives of third interests In the land appeared in the person of Samuel S. Austin, a realty broker of East Oakland, agent for the Webster Street Wharf and Dock Company, which claims title to most of the property lying between the bridges south of First street. This title comes down as a part of the old Dameron- Doane claim of years ago, the battle over which was one of the big -water front contests of Oakland. According to Austin and the Cottons, the contractors have been tenants of the Dock Company for many years.- They have recognized no claim of the Southern Pacific Company to the property, though the railroad company asserts a title gained through the Oakland Water Front Company. ORDERED OFF PROPERTY The dispute which culminated last night in the Southern Pacific descent upon the Cotton Bros.* possessions has b*>*n In progress some time. Ernest Cotton said today: * - "When I returned from the country last night I found tbat the Southern Pacific Company had run its cars down to a spur alongside our warehouse and had loaded a lot of our equipment, running the cars off to some hiding place which I did not discover until today. We had received a telephone message several days ago from some person who said he represented the Southern Pacific to get off the property immediately or we would be thrown off. "That sort of an order had no effect, even if the company could prove its claim to 'title to the land which we have peacefully occupied for sixteen years without a word of protest. 1 "We recognized* no right of the company to hand us such an order, no matter what rights or title they might have to the land. Nothing further came of the matter until last night. Today the company resumed Its attempt to remove our equipment and I stopped them. I notified the man in charge of the railroad crews that he -would take our property at his peril. I also demanded protection from the Sheriff, which was given. "So far as the legal phase is concerned, that is in the hands of our attorney. We do not propose to be bulldozed and so far as I am concerned its a fight to a finish." Cotton, made a formal protest and formal. warning to Corrlgan this * afternoon to keep off the property. "You will have to go higher up," replied Corrigan. But after confering with other Southern Pacific men on the ground the roadmaster withdrew his forces. As soon as Austin, the Webster- 1 street wharf company's man, was apprised of the situation, be made preparations to protect his claims. Surveyors from the City Engineer's office •were summoned and began to relocate the stakes of the property lines. Austin said the fight was between the Southern Pacific Company and Cotton brothers. He added: 1* < ATJSTIX'S POSITION "They can flght their own ; battle over the lands in fo far as it does not come up to us. There is a strip In here somewhere that is claimed by the Southern Pacific. If Cotton Brothers are on that piece it is no concern of ours. Though I want to be sure just where the lines run and I have ordered the resurveys made." Austin explained that his client, the wharf company,* held title to three acres In the space EQuth of First \u25a0street, that the title was part of the claims successfully maintained by Dameron and Doanc, and that he purposed to hold . it against the Southern Pacific or any one else. Among, occupants of the disputed site are th* Charles Butler cereal mills, the Bay Development Company, Hunt, Hatch & Cd., Cotton Brothers, the John Heinhold ] warehouses and barns used by some of these firms. ..,-.' Through the strip , In controversy and paralleling the. Southern '.Pacific Company's main line on First", street runs the line of the proposed Western- Pacific Railway's bay ' shore route. The point in;' contention is one of sei'eral along the water front which would be of strategical value. . WESTERX PACIFIC ACTIVE SAN LEANDRO. Dec. 13.— Western Pacific engineer* have finished the set- 1 News of Four Counties Bordering the Bay EMPLOYES of the Southern Pacific^ Company yesterday continued their work of removing Cotton Brothers^ equipment from JtHe; piece -of land on the water front of Oakland claimed by the corporation. Co ttons* men, assisted * by a deputy Sheriff, temporarily put a stop to .'proceedings. v Actiorij in the courts will probably soon be commenced to settle the difficulty. Map Khoivlnc: territory alone the Oakland EKlunry, olnlnyd by the . Southern Pacific, and photograph showlne company men at work. \u25a0 v \u25a0•• i . . • . . :\u25a0'•'.,. COIN STOLEN FROM DRUG STORE BERKELEY, Dec. 13.— The theft of a bag of gold from the University Pharmacy at Shattuck avenue and Addlson street last Sunday night became known today when the police took into custody for examination Charles A. Royer, a former employe- of the pharmacy, who figured last summer in a fuss raised by the drug store proprietor, James. Ewing, when .the latter, accused Royer of manipulating the business of the drug store to Ewing*s loss. Royer's past life was then brought up, and his marriage to a beautiful Berkeley girl, Florence Baron, who was said to have been ignorant of his record as a convict, was described. Royer then denied wrongdoing and no formal charge was made against him, Ewing deciding to drop the .proposed prosecu-. tion of his former clerk. The gold taken from the University Pharmacy Sunday night was contained in a canvas bag, hidden in one of the drawers of the store. The police decided that some person familiar with the habits .of the pharmacist and with the store stole the money. Officers Ison and Campbell saw a man lurking In the vicinity of the drug store Sunday night whom they declare resembled Royer, and with this for a foundation the police took him into custody while they conducted an investigation. No formal complaint was made against him. Royer declares that his wife's people, with whom he resides on Hearst avenue, will swear that he spent all of Sunday evening at their home. . He denies the theft of the bag of gold and says that he Is being hounded simply because of his prison record. Royer was convicted and sent to San Quentln from San Francisco/ several years ago on a charge of embezzling money from a branch postofflce In a drug store he conducted in San Francisco. The exact amount of the gold stolen from Ewing is nq% given, though it is understood that several hundred dollars was taken. James Ewing, who suffers the loss, is out of town, and when he returns tomorrow will have the facts laid before him. Royer was released from custody this evening on his own recognizance, after professing, willingness; to meet Ewing and assist the pharmacist In probing the mystery of the stolen gold. ' JAPA.VESB ASSAILANTS OF GRECCO ARB FIXED Upon Heartna; Their Story District At- torney Rccommeadi Redaction of Charge Made by Complainant REDWOOD CITY, Dec. 13.— The seven Japanese men who were held to answer before the Superior Court yesterday' for assaulting Victor Grecco, were allowed to plead guilty this morning to a minor charge and were fined $15 each. The charge was changed upon the advice of the District Attorney, ; after hearing the evidence the Japanese would, present. The Orientals admitted having frightened Grecco into signing the check," but said* he fell Into the;pond accidentally. The check was signed, the "Green Sauce Company," instead of Grecco Salt Company,; Grecco explaining this by saying that he did not know whether he had the amount named in bank. - >;'.'i/ SAYS MOTHER IS INSANE OAKLAND,' Dec. 13.^— Cornelia F. Hitch of Alameda v. was today charged with insanity by her son, W. T. Hitch, who made affidayitithat she attempted suicide, bit him In the' arm and has hallucinations. Mrs. Hitch will be examined before Judge Waste tomorrow afternoon. . ;, ting of • grade stakes 'on the company's depot site on Martinez street ":and" are busy running, levels on the right ; of way leading ,toward; Oakland.;*, toward; Oakland.;* Checks have been received byj several property holders for right of way through' their land and preliminary, papers have been served'on owners who are holdingoff. Indications are : that -track laying will soon be commenced. ln the vicinity. • Representatives of , the Southern Pacific Company requested Cotton tonight .to'; meet them'- in ; a : conference tomorrow, which was arranged. ' : Radke &. Co.. have the largest stock of and gold novelties Un- San Francisco. ;\u25a0 Mail orders receive prompt attention. Bush st. and .Van Ness aye.* ...... . r • THE SAN- .FRANCISCO. CALL, -FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1906. Society in Cities Across the Bay OAKLAND, Dec. 13. — Mrs. Harry Chamberlain will entertain on Friday at her home in Hamilton place in honor, of Miss Alice Brltton of San Franclscoi An informal luncheon will be followed by an afternoon at cards. One of the pretty features will be the "shower," of which the young bride-elect will be the recipient. Dr. Keeffe will not be forgotten, and each of the twelve -guests planning -a happy, surprise In the form. of a dainty remembrance for him; Those who will enjoy/ the occasion, are Miss Alice Britton.-Mrs. John. A. Brltton, Mrs! Walter'Kelloggr,"" Mrs. William D. Smith, Mrs.' Howard .Lackey, Mrs. Victor Robinson) Mrs. Clifford Bea-; tie, Mrs. Charles Schailenburger, Miss Louise Earl, Miss Jane Bedell, Miss Blanche Laymance and the ifOstess. \u25a0 \u0084 Cards were issued by the boardi of directors of Ebell today canceling/ the cards for the birthday luncheon ' and reception to Miss Marie Babson, which was to have taken place at the new clubhouse on Harrison street on Tuesday, December 18.- It was expected that the building would have -been completed by that time, but the work has been delayed. No date- has .been set for. the postponed event, although it will take place early in the new year. . • \u25a0 • % .»';.'•.;• Mrs. I. A., Beretta will be hostess to the members of the At Home Euchre Club on Friday, when they gather for their fortnightly afternoon "at ]' cards. An informal luncheon will-precede^the game. . The trophy will be an exquisitely hand- painted cup and saucer. Mrs. Beretta's guests. will include Mrs. George C. Pardee, Miss Penniman, Mrs. J. S. Emery, Mrs., Frederick Morse, Mrs/ Robert Boyer, Mrs. William A.' Schrock, Mrs. W. H. Wellbye, Mrs.. A. C. Dietz, Mrs. Chevalllef.Mrs. Thomas Wiriton, Mrs. Frank Wedgewood, Mrs. J. Cal Ewing, Mrs. Albert A. Smith, Mrs. Hammer, Mrs. Henry Bull, Mrs. H. B. Hehrmann, Mrs. Walter Moody, Mrs. J..Walter Scott and Mrs. Homer Craig.- One of the most .attractive of /the new East Oakland homes is, that which O. M. Vesper is building on the hills. It has a magnificent outlook fc.nd will be the scene of much entertaining. , Miss Alice Britton was the motif for a pretty, affair recently when her aunt, Mrs. William . D. Smith, ;enter 7 tamed with luncheon 'and an afternoon at cards ; at; her j home r- on Grove : street; At the unfurling- of a dainty Japanese umbrella over the: head of Miss Britton a shower ; of -handkerchiefs, ..the,- gifts of the •" twelve "^ intimate \u25a0 friends, ',. were added j to the" bridal' outfit.' ; " Among the guests of ' the .were « Miss Blanche LaymanceiV Mrs. 'Walter : Kellogg, Miss - Jane | Redellj [ Miss | Louise Earl and several others. • *\u25a0 ' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 The marriage* of Miss Brltton and Dr. Edward ;D. Keeffe will be ; celebrated ; at the home of tthe, bride's^parents, Mr.', and Mrs: .John VA.' \ Brittoii, -• in ." San Francisco- on -^ the /evening 'of \. Monday; December .: 31. :\u25a0. On -the _\u25a0 return .; from the i. wedding- trip Dr. Keeffe -and his bride will reside in San 1 Francisco. Oaklarid Personals OAKLAND, Dec. 13?— C. E. . Peebles of Calgary,' Alberta, is at the Athens. R. E. Richardson is at the; Touraine, registering from! Champaign, 111. ' r r John Stansbury.of .Washington, D. 'C, isTat the' Metropole. (; : , ; \ S. R. Seabarr ; and wife V of ; Milwaukee'are recent arrivals 'at the; Crellin.* : R. ; C. Bishop and B. J. Dougherty ; ;of Ottawa, '^Ont., are --' registered at , the Metropole..' \u25a0•'-. \u25a0• ," .'.- r -- . ,'\u25a0\u25a0**•*' \ -.- ' '\u25a0.',• William, Kitchen and wife of ,Goldfleld are atUhe Athens. . ' . ELECTED PRESIDENT OF CLUB STANFORD jUNIVERSITY," Dec. : 1 3 — At a meeting '{ of r the {Stanford I English Club 1 last ; night ißen^S.?; Allen;;^o7,i of Woodland , was: elected^ 1 president;! Miss D.iC.^ French, ? 'o7; of • San'.FranclscoJ vice president," I ; and" J. . E.^Cushing, , "08, of ;.-\u25a0* San- > Rafael, j"-*; 1 secretary --treasurer. Three, new; members jwere-' also"; voted : in at 'the 5 session-^-Miss I C.TL7 ;: Fields. of r ;Pal6rAltq;;C.lG. J 'Atw6od,Vo7rof^Los 1 Angeles,";^ and > E?j E.% HorowltziV'oB, l of Santa Barbara, •• - • \u0084•'' WOMEN TESTIFY IN KEOUGH TRIAL - OAKLAND, Dec. 13.— The prosecution in. the ease of aged Thomas Keough, .who" is accused: of murdering Georgeßedell as the result of jealousy over = their, landlady, Mrs. »Kate Taylor, concluded : . the | introduction of : its testimony,-\this af tern,oqn and | the hearing was continued 'to next Tuesday, when thej.def^nse;.will . presenti.its, evidence. The ' witnesses itoday i were JMrs.j Taylor, Mrs.'y f Jane I^Baumgrarten '"- andJ Deputy, District TAttoniey" Abe" \u25a0Leach;^;l^:^ 4 "Mrs.^Taylor jestlfled.;. to "witnessing a violent .quarrel between Bedell and Keough on- the, day"; the flatter <met his death. She. said that 'on. the 'evening of December^2o Keough .came to /her room and told" her;. that -he; had j found Bedell dead in bed.V Mrs. ; Baumgar ten testified that she ; saw -Bedell , chase' Mrs. ; Taylor .around ( her . yard , with ' a shovel' on December *20 and that she heard Keough and. Bedell quarreling later in the day. A. P. Leach testified to taking the dyingistatement of Bedell, In which Bedell accused Keough of stabbing him. > Keough's son, . L. ' R. Keough of San Francisco, made, his | first appearance at the trial today and occupied a seat beside his father. . / STILL DISCUSSING MORTAGAGE TAX OAKLAND, Dec. 13.— The morning session of the . second, day of the convention of the County. Assessors was devoted to routine business. Further discussion of the mortgage tax law : and the status of the Assessors -under the law was held, and a committee; on legislature was; appointed! to.draw;,up.ia resolution urging the.: Legislature ;; to prepare a Vrconstitutiohalv. amendment abolishing the tax, to ibe submitted to the " people at' -the election j.occurrlng two years hence. '; The committee consists,' of A. B. Nye,* State Controller, chairman ; H. hH. • Scott, Q. E. Mitchell and R. E: Collins. ... A -. At noon the" company, visited: Piedmont Springs and lunched at the" Country Club. Later the University of California was visited and the Greek' Theater; shown 'to J; the Sin fithe evening the members of the convention were the guests of Henry. P.-; Dalton, president of \u25a0\u25a0: the -association, at a banquet at the Forum: '- . . - r.r .< -S; OAKLAND WILL HOLD ITS » V*v INDUSTRIAL FIESTA TONIGHT Nine Additional Floats Will Be in Line .as. a Result of the Post- -.^^^» \u25a0"-.'" -.' \u25a0/.,-: ponement OAKLAND, Dec. 13.— The industrial parade and \ fiesta, ..which was I postponed from last night on "account .of the rain, will r : be \ held tomorrow •: evening -at ~\ B o]clock. C} The services '\u25a0; of ,, eight of the brass £ bands I secured; 4 , for.; the occasion could' not be ,had : for ; tonight. '> Entries for nine additional^ floats have been; received. V . ' : ':\u25a0 ' '\u25a0'. '-[ : ' . The, financial: end ; ; of the fiesta is ; in satisfactory condition. . \u25a0-1 ' 'Vr PLANS OPENING OF .STREET OAKLAND, "; Dec 13.— City?; Engineer F. C. ; Turner : has \u25a0; prepared ra ' plan , for the opening of Fourteenth street/ from Oak to Fallon^' He; 5 hopes to j also -.. secure;? the ./dedication - ;the through j the property, on\whichi the : new Oakland Hotel . Is' to , be [erected," between Harrison and Jackson streets. ,;^lt 'is; the plan'of ; the|City. Engineer to openSthe street In a; curve, -to connect with \u25a0 Thirteenth'street and the' Boulevard at Fallo 1 street."'; ? V- -'I;. ; ; .v. : - '"'\u25a0\u25a0': "" ' .' : '^:' '.-'- SKULL" FRACTURED jBY FALL .'j SOUTH I SAN^ FRANCISCO. Dec; , 13.— Robert '4 Edwards,*/; an * electrician,'.^ fell from \a . (sea ff old t to ! the j floo r, ) aVdis tan cc of about i six feet," while ;wirlrig the.new building % of -Hhe -. South -iCity^i Printing' Company.' today/and \ his [skull was ' f racr tured. V: ! : He;; was , removed ?: to \ the : % hos-{ pital;H ; V His \u25a0 chances of recovery/are re- 1 ported -. bad^ ';r - -."'. - \u25a0~\-fi''-l: i '- -.-"'"\u25a0"' : \'T I .. " Before 7. buying \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 your *table ' silver or carving set see what Radke & Co. have In > this- line. *»If|you" don't awe :both -lose money.'^ Mall borders;- receive attention. Bush et. and Van Ness aye.*; FEARS RICH YOUTH WAS MURDERED H. A. Jago, English Olobe- Trotter, Is Reported Missing by Anxious Friend CAHRIED LARGE SUM OAKLAND,. Dec. 13.— Mystery that seems, unfathomable surrounds the, disappearance in this city of H. A. Jago, the- son of a: wealthy dealer in precious stones of St. Albans, In Hertfordshire. England, and it is feared that he has been foully dealt with. Although but 22 years of age, Jago has already won some distinction as a writer and globe-trotter. "When he dropped from sight, he was on his way to- Shanghai, China. The disappearance of the young Englishman was reported to the police this morning by H. A. JJridg, who li]fres at 269 Sixth street. Uridg became acquainted, with the missing man on -a recent voyage from England, the pair arriving; in ; this city on November 9. They secured rooms at the Sixth-street address, and since that time had roomed together. Uridg declares that Jago was correct in his habits. He fears that his fridnd lias been % the victim of thugs. Jago had a big sum of money with him at the.time of. his disappearance. •All of Jago's personal property is at the rooms occupied, by^himself and Uridg, he having taken none of his effects with him when ' he left. The missing man Is 5 feet 6 inches in height, is smooth shaven and when last seen wore a dark suit, a brown felt hat and a gray overcoat. Detectives are at work on the case. WILL FUMIGATE AN OAKLAND SCHOOL OAKLAND. Dec 13.— Extraordinary precautions will be taken by the Board of Health and the School Department to prevent another outbreak of diphtheria at the Grant School, which will reopen on January 2. The entire building will be thoroughly fumigated and each pupil will be required to \u25a0.! procure separate pencils, drinking cups and towels and will be prohibited from using each other's books. j Superintendent of : Schools McClymonds declared today that the report that the outbreak' of diphtheria in the school had been caused by unsanitary conditions in Cemetery Creek, had been denounced as falsc-by the health officer, but that an effort would be made to at once have the discharging of sewage into the creek discontinued. Mayor Mott,"- in discussing conditions at the school, said, that an effort would be ; made: shortly to complete the Cemeitery;Creek'/sewer .to prevent \u25a0 further contamination V of i the waters ' - of ' ' the creek.. ~, - \u25a0 \u25a0• :• -,7 --;\u25a0/; \u25a0•"* WEDDING NOT INTERRUPTED U BERKELEY, >Dec. ' 13.— A. H.". Miller asked the policeto be represented last night at the wedding of \u25a0 Elvin W. Loomer and > Anna C." Dickinson at the Methodist Church in West Berkeley, as disturbances by young hoodlums were expected. Policeman McClintic attended the wedding, but the hoodlums did not appear. Around the Bay DISPUTE OVER DEED ENDS— Oakland. Dec 13. — Controversy over an agreement of sale between C. W. \u25a0 Merrill and C. J. Heeseman for transfer of property on Clay street near Thirteenth has \u25a0 been adjusted. A deed has passed Heeseman, the purchaser, the price being $60 • 000. property is L shaped with frontage on both streets. • : :._: ._ MACHINISTS ELECT OFFICERS— OakIand, Dec. 13.— Oakland Lodge No. 284. International Association of Machinists, has elected the following officers: John G.: Hill, president; J. J. Alexander, Tice president; William H. Irey recording l secretary; Thomas Bradshaw. financial secretary; Darid Moss, treasurer; F. Kilwlnske conductor; Joseph Sucber. inside sentinel; P. W Buckley, trustee; Alex. M. Cairns, member of the executive board.' .' SERVICES AT SYNAGOGUE— Oakland. Dec 13.— The First Hebrew Congregation will hold a special service tomorrow evening. Rabbi Friedlander will deliver an address on "Heroes and Heroism.',' There w jn be a musical service •under the direction of the Rev. Dr. Start. BAZAAR FOR CHURCH— Alameda, Dec." 13 The. ladles. of the Christian Church will open a bazaar tomorrow In the Tucker block on Santa Clara \u25a0 avenue and Park street and ; will conduct the -fair for two da.Vs. . The 'proceeds are to be applied to the building fund for the new church ! now in course of . construction. J - - ; - * ' SCHOOLS 'TO T CLOSE—^Alameda, Dec. 13 The ; public schools are to close on Friday, the 21st inst. for a holiday -vacation of twoweeks. There I will be twenty -eight graduates from the Alameda High. School and one hundred graduates from the grammar schools. UNIIAUAN \u25a0 CLUB -' ' OFFICERS— AIameda. Dec.-' 13. — Officers have ' been elected :bv ' the Unitarian Club as follows: President. Dr. w 0 Smith; vice president,' Herbert iX>. Clark ; tary -treasurer, "ißralnard C. \u25a0 Brown; executive committee. Dr. -W.. O. \u25a0 Smith. \u25a0 Herbert D. Clark Brainard C: Brown, Dr.'jW.- K. Scott. F. T. Moore, \u25a0« E. L. . Cave, H. C. Hacke, F. P. Boyle W.; H.' Cramer. ;v.-^ •-; "\u25a0\u25a0;..-. ...• —-' ..-;;,. BOY REPORTED MlSSlNG— Oakland. Dec i 13.— The parents of 13-year-old Earl Blair, who reside In a tent at Tenth and Fa lion streets, reported '-. to • the police this morning that the boy had disappeared. When last : seep the lad; who has, blue eye» and brown hair, wore knee pants a gray coal: and an automobile cap. : - . '\u25a0\u25a0 STUDENTS TO DIG NlTRE— Stanford University , , Dec. j 13.— Eighty , Stanford . undergraduates and a like number from the University of California have decided to wield. the pick and shovel during the winter vacation In Death Valley. Last night the recruiting azent of a mining company signed up the local collegians. to dig nitre during the holidays." The students will be taken to the scene of operations at the expense of the company - and r. will be ; cared * for by the • company. Prominent football • players and varsity athletes of all branches will don overalls and 'toll .for experience and remuneration. . : \ \u25a0 . ~v P... FINED j FOR" THEFT- : OF . BRASS— Oakland Dec.t 13. — Manuel - Fernandez, . . who : was found guilty of I stealing brass , from the «crap pile lof the Southern Pacific Company, was this morning fined $30 by Police Judge Samuels, i - • > >. FiNDS 't MISSING i MAN;«IN JAlL— Oakland, • Dec. -13.— Joseph \u25a0 Campbell. ' expressman, was reported I missing Ito the • police ; this \u25a0 morning.- but was •: later , discovered ; by his % employer. A.'- C. Johnson/- in the dock of * Department 2 - of : the Police s Court. • Campbell ' had >. been - arrested ' for drunkenness. i ; 'r.:..v,».y';.-;-- >.-;.-..,. - . . '\u25a0? CRUEL LANDLORD 4 PUNlSHED— Berkeley Dec: ' 13.— August Berta." a' laborer, <\u25a0 who ; ejected 1 Mr.\and;Mrs. J. v L!ghteuer:fronr their room*. in his i house*, at ; 1730 ; Dwlght *„ way during : - the last rain storm, was fined $50 today by Justice Edgar for; malicious mischief. vv r ; : . :"=-;\u25a0'.'\u25a0: —AFTER = JAIL" IDEAS— Berkeley; Dec. 13.— Chief of \u25a0 Police * Vollmer • has : gone to • Los Angeles , to :- inspect l the Jail < systems •' In Southern California. - and gain ' new • ideas - for \u25a0 use 'in % designing w the '\u25a0 Jail Berkeley; will \u25a0; have when < the new Town, Hall is built.' <% : ~'~ , \u25a0--;; :. >.»'-. : . \u25a0i" WINS DEATH AT LAST— Oakland. Dec. is!.— John • Lawler, -- a - laborer, • aged \u25a0 30 : years. - died '\u25a0 at ; the * County | Infirmary ti today 8 from \u25a0 -injuries »Inflicted by himself . on- December 5. hi; an effort to end his life.:-- Lawler,- who was a native of-Tre-i land, while 5 despondent . slashed s his - throat ' and wrists ; wi th : a r«zor/pi^N^a^{«M>^MM|inM|Mii|i • BREAKS ARM IN FALL— Oakland. Dec. 13.— George ' Hamilton, a 1 lumber ' handler of - 058 Stanford avenue. 7 Berkeley. " fell \u25a0on •, the , sidewalk : in. Oakland *. today-: and 1 broke t his \ right : arm. -..: The I fracture was reduced at the Receiving Hospital. >\u25a0 GRANTS 'A I NON-SUlT—Oakland. -Dec"/; 13.— Judge Ogden-.has non-suited i Daniel'- Mclvor,-^ a' carpenter, t, in - bis ;. action a tor 1 $25,000 -. damages against s the * e:~ B.'t & '*A. > l^ Stone • Company I for Injuries received by. failiag. through *n open dooc ,at the defendant's rocls crusher at Cordelia.-. • ;.!;.,-y,-,;!^-;..-.;-;' --,:.-.- ;v VJ - f - ..;-.'-a.»_-' -.--.^.;.-^-'' \u25a0 ADRIFT TWO DAYS IN OPEN BOAT Martinez Fishermen Suffer Severely From Exposure in the * Recent Storm LOSE SAIL AND OAES SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL "MARTINEZ, Dec. 13.— Adrift in an open boat, Vinceno Flores and Frank Lucido, two fishermen, battled for their lives for two days and* nights during the recent storm in the waters of Carquinez Straits and Suisun Slough. The fishermen left this city on Sunday. evening 1 for the lower waters of the San Joaquin to get the best of the early morning catch, but before they had been out three miles a heavy sea tore away their sail and washed an oar overboard. At the mercy of a strong tide and the wind and rain. Flores and Lucido 4 were carried rapidly across the straits' and into. Suisun Slough, where their craft became fast In the mud. All Sunday night. Monday and Monday" night they lay in the open boat unable to summon assistance. \u25a0 A gallon of wine and a little bread were all the sustenance they had. They were exposed -to the fury of the storm and suffered much from the cold. Plores managed yesterday morning to signal a passing boat, and' they were given an oar and foodi-^They pulled ten miles to this city through the rain of yesterday afternoon, and when the Grangers*. wharf was reached they had to-be helped from their boat. Flores was on the verge of exhaustion, and Lucido sick from exposure. They will be confined to their scows f<\r a week or more under the care of a physician. FESTIVE MANAGER OFFENDED GIRLS OAKLAND. Dec. 13. — Alleging that one! of the reasons for their strike against the Troy Laundry on November 19 was that A. L. Wolfe, secretary and manager, had Insulted them by frequently inviting them, out to French dinners to have a good time. May Hampton, Helen Bridge, Lizzie Hartz and other members of the International Snirt Waist and Laundry Workers* Union today filed an answer to the laundry's injunction suit. The fair defendants charge ' with ' Indignation that Wolfe frequently offended them during a period of 'three years by his solicitations that they accompany him to French restaurants in Oakland and San Francisco. . Judge Ellsworth recently issued a temporary injunction to restrain the members of the Shirt Waist and Laundry Workers' Union from picketing the Troy Laundry. The defendants deny that' they .-have intimidated any of the laundry's customers ' or employes or caused it $10,000 worth of damage.* ', j It is alleged that - the laundry violated Its 'agreement with; the union by employing non-union help . and ; by . paying less ;> than- the.- -'minimum * wage: agreed upon. The defendants ask that the ln- Jundtlon against them ' be dissolved, on the grounds of the plaintiffs violation of its agreement and of the misconduct of the manager. - BARRETT HELD TO ANSWER MAIXLY OS OWN TESTIMONY Man Who Shot l.anarlo lion turl In South : San Francisco Mast V Undergo Trial SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 13.— Bert A.' Barrett, who shot Lazzario Bonturl In a house of ill repute here on October 14 last, was bound over to the Superior Court by Judge Cunningham today and his bail raised - from $2000 "to* l4ooo. . , - \u25a0 The injured man was able to attend court and give his testimony, but it was - Barrett's own testimony that caused' him to be held. He claimed a right to shoot any man attempting to enter the house, regardless of its reputation. ' . ' PRESLEY IS HONORED STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Dec. 13.— George J. Presley," '07, "varsity football player and captain of the baseball nine, has - been elected to the presidency of the Stanford Guild Hospital, board. At a meeting of the directors of the hospital last night- the well-known student was named to succeed J. N. Stanford, '07, who will graduate this year. The position is one \u25a0of trust and is deemed an enviable one among the students. Presley' registers from San Francisco and -has -served on the board as one of the directors. Marin San iVlateo MOVE FOR FREIGHT FERRY SYSTEM \u25a0 BERKELEY, Dec. 13. — The Berkeley Manufacturers' Association has begun the preliminary work necessary to provide members with freight transportation facilities across the bay as a sub- I stitute for the present ferry system. Exorbitant rates "are now charged, the manufacturers allege, and a change is demanded. The association last night directed its committee on transportation to~ secure information on the subject. Tfie manufacturers believe It will be feasible for them to operate an Independent ferry line, thi3 plan Including the building of a wharf and the purchase of a steamer. About fifty manufacturing t firms are represented in the movement, and their Interests aggregate millions of dollars. -*''<* The amount of tonnage handled by these manufacturers will be the subject of a report now being prepared. and will indicate the amount of toll paid by the manufacturers to ferry steamers from Berkeley to San Francisco. Charles Heywood of the association is active In leadership in the movement. and Beauty I Beauty' is the external proof of health ; .\u25a0; with failing health comes failing beauty. Wom- an's* delicate organism is fre- quently over-taxed by arduous household duties, and the de- mands of society. The con- stant drain upon her vitality weakens her- nervous system. The penalty is a tired, worn- out, exhausted condition, which destroys her 'appetite, robs her of rest, and at intervals causes much suffering - and distress. When these conditions exist, the weakened ' nerves must be strengthened. Df.Miles'Neryihe ;will- do this. '\ It stimulates the . action : of ; all 'the organs, brings refreshing , sleep, and drives away that look of carer : - - "I , hare taken Dr. - Miles' Restorative _ Nervine ; for years; as did my mother before ; me. ;\u25a0;. Whenever ; I . feel tired. worn-out, or have headache, I always take the | Nervine * and - it < strenfthens me.".' 1 1 consider Iti a great remedy for nervousness or debility." \u25a0\u25a0 - ' <- •< - MRS.' C.L.* FREDERICK. ; .\u25a0-- ..., ,'.., Canton." Ohio. ; .'. Dr. MlJat* N«rvlne It sold ! by your . druggist.' who will guarantao that the flrst bottle will ! benefit. -If It falls, ha 'Will ; refund your money. - THE NEW WAY TO BUY PIANOS New York City Affords No Better Opportunity Than Eilers Stores There are no stores in San Francisco that show more signs of business ac- tivity than tho3e of the EILERS MU- SIC COMPANY. In spite of the rain of the past few days a goodly number of people visited these stores to make piano purchases, and yesterday, when the weather brightened, the crowds were unusually, large. Everywhere people are becoming alive to the fact that now pianos may be purchased < here In San Francisco at prices and terms even more favorable than the same instruments can be bought for in many of the large New York stores. With a line of more than forty well- known makes of pianos. Included among which are many of the best in- struments manufactured in this coun- try, the Ellers stores are conducting a DEMONSTRATION SALE that meaips much to piano buyers. In the past it has been too often the practice to sell pianos at any price that could be se- cured, regardless of intrinsic value or original cost. The sixteen Eilers store 3 now maintained on the Coast -have grown to such tremendous proportions upon the policy of selling pianos at the lowest possible prices and relying for profit upon the sale of tremendous numbers of - Instruments. As- a reault of this. well-defined policy., the business of this "house i has * grown In the past ten years from '.one insignificant store to sixteen large houses/. each one doing a tremendous business. -The San Fran- cisco business, -has 'become - so: large that it has been found necessary to establish a second store on Fillmore street. In the Arcade Building. BEAUTIFUL PIANOS In these stores there is now beins displayed some of the finest lines of pianos ever brought, to the Coast. The marvelous "Welte." made in Freiburg. Germany, which exactly produces the playing of the great - pianists: thay beautiful Krell Auto-Grand: the all ways popular Autopiano: the Hazel^ ton, the piano that .is found in the wealthiest homes in* New York: the well-known Kimball, Decker & Sons, Hobart M. Cable, Crown and , many ' other well-known makes are now on display in both grands and uprights of the most modern styles. If you have a piano, it will be worth your while to look over these beautiful Instruments and particularly to hear" the wonderful Welte player, which is attracting the attention of the best musicians on the Coast. If you have no piano, you can- not find a finer display or more reason- able prices than at the Eilers stores. During this DEMONSTRATION SALE, which will close on December 25, 1906. I the regular $550 styles of pianos will be sold at $412 and $418: $450 styles may be bought at $313 and $345;' $400 styles at $273 and $253, and $350 styles at $21.3 and $256, and so on through all the grades. MORE "EXCHANGED" PIANOS On Saturday we will also place on sale a number of pianos, most of them taken in exchange for the Autopiano. and many of Which have seen, but slight usage. This list includes an. A. B. Chase for $225: an elegant Behr Bros, at $275: a fine walnut Packard at $265; a Schroeder Bros., practically new, $167; a slightly used Kimball. $255; another Kimball. flarge size, ma- hogany case. $345; a walnut Lester, a splendid piano. $285;. a Boerner, $53: a mahogany Steinway, $248. These pianos may be purchased at from $8 to $15 down and $5. $6 or $10 per month, in case you do not want to pay cash. Remember that this DEMON- > STRATION SALE will continue only until December 25. 1908. and that pre- vious to that date ' all "Word Contest Certificates will be accepted at full face value. *EILERS MUSIC COM- PANY, The BIG Piano Store, 1130 Van Ness avenue and 1220 Fillmore street. San Francisco; 1075 Clay street, Oak- land: Mail Building. Stockton. Other stores at Portland, Seattle. Tacoma. etc. .. ; BKTQfc*' I&&9wi&tE&^m 1 "fcslsSr^Bf"^^"^\u25a0im^^^^^B^rTT^i*yfll sf I The ConneHey Liquor Cure -^ Is Indorsed by the leading men of the /.State* and la the only liquor- cure .that "cures. It effects a per- manent and- non-injurious cure in 'three ' weeks* time. - Send • for testi- monials fand' list of references. Cp^elle^ilqnorCore Institute 503 Telesrrapb. Aye, Oakland, Cal.

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