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   Berkeley Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1895, Berkeley, California                                I I THE GAZETTE circulation and   1 C ft fl C circula' in populnrity has the M. CVU1C are in a mint don't gef^hcUftZCttCl 	TOWN"  OFFICIAL PAPER.	 VOLUME II.	BERK.E' EY, CAL., MONDAY  MAY 20, 1895.	NUMBER 25  ESCAPED FROM DEATH The Little son of John J. Higgins Narrowly Escaped Death Yesterday. Work was Commenced This Morning Letter  List. GAZETTELETS. Letters advertised Monday, May 20, i�95- Andrews, Thos Mahoney, John Andrews J, Miss Myers, Mr, Bronellet, P. H. (Berkeley way) Brown, Miss M Mayall, E E Downing, Maud Morris, Annie Ennis, Loretta Moose. C A Edwards, E M Fross, H E Geary, Clarence Resenstreter, Mrs Hamilton, W E Redderton Boh Mrs Houser, Emma Sherwood, Luinell Keith, John Williams, Jennie C ! J. P. McCarthy. Upon the Berkeley Electric Road Between West Berkeley  and College Avenue. Narrow   Escape. Yesterday afternoon the overland train rushed through West Berkeley at a rate of speed that would equal easily thirty miles an hour. Just about the time it was to pass the corner of Third and University Avenue" little Johnnie, the son of John Higgins, proprietor ot the Franklin House was pkrywg on the porch and a gust of wind ,-amc along and carried his hat out on to the track, and the little fellow, unmindful of the train which was then dashing down upon him, rushed out on the track to recover it. William Davis and the fa ther at once saw the danger to the child and rushed to the rescue. Mr. Davis reached it first and snatched the bov from the track and staggered off just in time to miss the cowcatcher. Two or three seconds more and the lives of both Mr. Davis and the little boy would have been ground out by the merciless wheels of the locomotive The father who rushed to the rescue of his child was almost paralyzed with fright, and a more grateful man does not live in Berkeley today than he, knowing that the precious life of his little boy Was saved. Indeed he has not gotten over the shock yet, and hereafter will take the utmost pre cautions to see that his child does not get near the track In this connection it seems as though there might be some ordinance passed restricting the rate of speed of all trains ~that run through West Berkeley.*       � At present they go through like a flying meteor and no one is safe. Lost and Found. A man who has found employment on the dumps at Oakland picking up old bones and selling them for 30 cents per hundred and old rags for which he got 20 cents per hundred thereby enabling him to mnke $5 to $6 per week, turns out to be the son of the well known owner of Bates Landing on the Sacramento river. The son got mad with* his father and left his home determined not to go back for thR'e years. The time has about expired. He was discovered by the mate of one of the small crafts that plies on the river who knew him well when at home. The fellow at first denied that he was the man but afterwards admitted that he was and will soon go home again. At Last. A large force of men commenced work this morning at the corner of Third street and University avenue raising the track of the C. U. and F. street railroad track. It is understood that this is the forerunner of the electric railroad from West Berkeley to College avenue, with transfers on either the Oakland Consolidated or the Telegraph avenue electric lines. The open meeting of the Altrurian Council of Berkeley on Saturday evening was of more than usual interest. Explanation was given of the new Oakland movement for local co-operation, which is attracting so much attention, after there was a general expression of satisfaction at the promise of its success. Mrs. C. S. Preble gave an interesting account of a recent visit to the Mark West colony. Some changes ot lhe personnel of the colony have been made owing to the differences of opinion, but these will tend to make the experiment more success-fulj ' While the progress has been slow, and some features of the movement are not just what was anticipated by projectors of the work, still there is no discouragement manifested and no | thoughts of failure entertained. The old Board of Trustees will wind up their business this evening and the new Board will organize and elect a Chairman. They will then decide upon the bonds to be given by the incoming officials. The Board will then in all probability adjourn until tomorrow evening when the bonds of the new officials will be accepted. The Chairman will then name his committees and then the Hoard will be ready for business. Missouri Democrats have refused to have anything to do with the currency question. The Woodmen of the World will meet in regular session at Woodmen hall this evening. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine will attend the water carnival at Santa Cruz in a body. George H. Strieker and bride re turned home on Saturday evening and have gone to housekeeping on Virginia street. | A State conference of negroes is to be held in Houston, Texas, in order to concentrate the colored vote, which is said to be in the majority, The schooner Bessie K. arrived at j Taylor's wharf today and commenced [ discharging her cargo of redwood tim- |lK>r- A new barber shop and jewelry store has been opened in one of Cassabone's stores on Delaware street in West Berkeley. Professor Harold T. Whiting, who recently resigned his professorship in the University, left on Friday for New York, where he will reside. The Supreme Circle of the Companions of the Forest convened in San Francisco today. Delegates from 60 circles will be in attendance. ABOUT OUR BEACH. A Gazette Reporter Continues his Rambles and Visits Organ Factory. the The University Team on Their Metal. They Win a Victory over the Pennsylvania Team, only Entering Eleven out of Fourteen Events. Berkeley Buildings. Samuel Roberts of Butte was elected President of the Western Fed eration of Miners, which closed the session in Denver on Saturday. The Iroquois club held a picnic at Glenwood in the Santa Cruz mountains yesterday. A lot of democracy got loose on the occasion. The United States Circuit Court ol Appeals has decided in the Bell Tele-Quite a number of people from! phone-Berliner case that the Berliner Berkeley went over to San Francisco | patent is valid. This decision is favor-yesterday, where they secured a large j able to the public, barge and sailed to Angel Island, I (;eorge \y. '['aft recently from Eu-where they picnicked until late in the reka; Humboldt county, died yester-afternoon, when they once more cm- j day at ciaremont.    His funeral will more wharf just; uke place They all| o'clock, delightlul i tomorrow morning at   10 barked and arrived at the as darkness was setting in. say that they had a most trip. Rev. Mr. Provost, an Episcopal missionary from the St. James Mission of Alaska, preached yesterday at St. Mark's Church, giving an interesting account of his work. His church is situated 900 miles up the Yukon jiver, and his efforts are principally directed toward converting the Indians.   He | are under way for a grand time. The funeral of Peter H. Burnett, first Governor ot California, took place today at San Francisco. His remains will be ii^terred in the Catholic cemetery at Santa Clara. Berkeleyans must keep in view the fact that Beacon Fire Engine Company will have a picnic sometime in the early part of June.    Preparations will return to his labors on June 6th The mammouth ferryboat Salano is still receiving repairs at the Long Wharf near the mole, and it is stated that within a few days she will make her way back to Port Costa and resume her old business of transferring trains and passengers across the straits. The Poor Man's Friend. A first class sewing machine complete, four drawers, solid oak or walnut for $25. Sold by agents for $65. Call and see them at Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland.   Girard Piano Company,   x The King's Daughters held an interesting meeting last evening at the Presbyterian Church, at which addresses were made by Mrs. Clark, State secretary; Mrs. J. C. Smith of San Francisco, and Miss De Fremery of Oakland. Quite a number of Berkeleyites were visitors to Saucelito yesterday. The day was perfect, their just being wind enough for the different yachts and small sail boats to navigate about Richardson's bay. Scarlet fever has become epidemic in the Preston School of Industry at lone. Pneumonia and typhoid fever are also said to be prevalent. Tents have been provided for placing the children in. The yacht fleet took a run up to Vallejo yesterday. A good breeze wa* in the air and sent the boats'along at a lively pace. The Ramona appeared to have the advantage on the home trip. The twenty-second stated meeting of the Supreme Lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen will take place at Chicago instead of Atlanta. It will convene June 11, 1895 at 9 o'clock a. m. Mrs. Jennie Mathews of San Francisco died very suddenly in her home on Saturday. There is some mysiery attached to her death. She was 27 years old and left a husband and two children. The different butcher shops of Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco will be closed on Wednesday' next, upon which date the butchers will hold the picnic ol the season at Shell Mound It is expected that there will be 1200 or 1500 butchers in the parade to the wharf. Miss Cora Feeder will go to Berlin as a pupil ol the celebrated violinist, Ysaye, who appears at the McDon-ough theatre tonight Misses Grace and Adeline Feeder, sisters of Cora, graduated from the medical department of the. State University last July; Matters being propitious the representative of the Gazf.itk and his friend resumed the trip commenced last Friday to walk about the town in short daily trips to see what there is to be seen, make notes and then let the public know through the channels of this paper what is going on and what may be viewed in Berkeley. The air was good, as usual, when the trip was commeuced at the place last visited, that is, Stewart's Tannery. Walking southward a short distance the first attraction was the large sign of Paine's   Organ   Factory situated on Third and Page streets.    The building is of one   story and   of some length as we found on entering the enclosure.   Mr. Paine, the proprietor, ! extended a welcoming hand and in-' vited us to look through his place of j business as well as residence.   Having , these two combined was what made j the two so long.    Mr. Payne has a I large   bump   of order   and   consequently neatness, and he is well sec ! onded by his wife.    In  the house I everything   betokened the   thorough j housekeeper.   Well furnished, it was 1 made very attractive by pictures, books j bric-a brae and in a hundred different j ways that an educated and artistic lady knows how to make.     Mrs. Pajne's travel in Europe has contributed a great many little ornaments which go to the grand make up. While we were chatting one of the children played upon the piano for our entertainment. The proficiency was remarkable for one so young. With thanks for the kindness shown we went into the factory for observation and there found everything necessary, in the way of machinery and material, to build any sized organ for which an order might be obtained oh the Coast, Hawaii, Japan or China. The organ pipes are all made at this factory. At present there are no orders for large new work. The business consists ot making repairs, furnishing pipes to other repairers, looking after church organs and keeping them constantly in good order. The outlay for the buildings, machinery and material has been quite large but Mr. Paine considered it necessary, in order to be able to meet any orders which might be given and not to be dependent upon the East for furnishing the supplies. Mr. Paine has several patents of his own in connection with organ building and all the new work he builds has all of the latest improvements. The organs built at this factory can be found all orfr the coast, Everything about the establishment denotes that tbe proprietor thoroughly under- stands his business and is well known to all of the principal organ manufacturers in the Eastern States. Taking our departure after a longe stay really than the time allotted, our next course was to view the water front at this end of the town. While the sea front extends two or three miles, the northern end of it appears to be the best, from the fact that there is a long sandy beach upon whi^h it is pleasant to walk and watch the sportive wave as it curls up, dashes on the shore and breaks into a white foam. This is a splendid location for the erection of bath-houses and swimming basins. It would take but a small amount of capital to found an excellent paying business. The beach is good and hard and the water is direct from the Pacific Ocean. It could be used both cold and hot. Physicians say that no bath is equal to that of salt water when properly taken. Recreation grounds could-be easily made. A small hotel would attract visitors and with verandahs about it so that one could have a place of rest and view the ships which pass in and out of the Golden Gate, it would soon make a name for itself and consequently money for the owner. In a clear day steamers and large ships can be seen nearly twenty miles away. In a warm dap the light salt sea breeze, which naturally comes from the westward, there would be no place like it in such a short distance from San Francisco or Oakland. The soft air and the many vessels that could be seen out through the Heads, the small craft that go up into San Pablo bay and still further beyond, as well as the ferry boats passing to and fro and an occasional war vessel passing on its way to the Navy Yard or on its way to sea, make the view so charming and exhiliarating that more time was spent here than was intended. However, the Gazette's space is well filled in calling attention to this natural, unimproved section of the town to visitors and capitalists abroad who are more quickly able to discern the beauties and availabilities of this kind of property than thoseVho live'in the immediate vicinity and soon become so accustomed to the sight that its real value is lost. Probably an expenditure here judiciously made of $15,000 would bring in an income from $3000 to $5000 per annum. Eacjj year it would increase. Of course the expenses of keeping an institution of this kind up to date would amount to something but it would come back double fold. At present quite a business is done here in the sale of sand, which is used all over Berkeley for building purposes. Gravel is also taken from some parts oi the beach and used for concrete sidewalks and garden purposes. More anon. It Was a Tie. The dual athletic games between the University of California and the Univerity of Pennsylvania were held in Philadelphia Saturday afternnon. Fourteen events, nine on the track and five in the field. The weather was cloudy and the track heavy. The attendance was abont 4000. The first event 100 yard dash, was won hy C. T. Bucholtz of Pennsylvania, T. L. Barnes of California second; C. H. Judd of Pennsylvania and J. W. Scoggins of California, third; tied.   Time 10 1-5. Half mile run G.. W. Orton first, C C. Sichel of Pennsylvania second; Phillip Bradley of Galitornia, third. Time 2:08, Putting sixteen pound shot-Arthur Knipe Pennsylvania first, F. W. Koch California second. Forty feet 8 1-2 inches. One hundred and twenty yard hurdle race. Dead heat, first place E. Dyer and H. B. Torrey, both of Cal' fornia; H. Schlief Pennsylvania third. Time 16 1-5. Mile walk-L. Mervin California first; A. B. Gadvis Pennsylvania second.   Time 7:37. Running high jump-J. D. Winsor Pennsylvania first; A. A. Koch second and W. fC. Patterson third of California.   Height 7 feet n incees. Two hundred and twenty yard dash -*-Ti L. Barnes first J. W. Scoggins second, of California; Parker Freeman Pennsylvania second. Time 22 3-5 seconds. The one mile run was won by Ov-ern of Pennsylvania; the only other starter dropped out after the first lap. Time 5:57 3-5. "Running broad jump-C. H. Wool-sey of California first; C. Bucholz of Pennsylvania second; W. Warren of Pennsylvania third. Distance 21 feet 3.3-4 inches. The Grand Lodge of Elks convened in Buffalo, New York today. President Hill of the Great Northern railway proposes to increase the profits of that road by raising the rates and cutting down expenses. Through the discrimination of railroad rates in the West New York has lost control of the export grain trade. Secretary Gresham is reported to be improving in health. It will probably be sometime before he ean attend per-sonaly to the duties of the office. Heavy frosts in North Dakota and Minnesota did a great deal of damage to'grain last night and the night before. The people of Santa Cruz are showing signs that they intend the coming festival to excel anything yet held on the Coast. As a note of progress the California Woolen Mills of Petaluma have resumed work today. When the force is full there will be eighty men employed. In Chicago the Woman's Club has, obliterated the color line. Now character, and character alone, backed uy intelligence, is the only condition of membership. Race, color, creed and political leanings go to the wall. At the present time over 800 men are employed at the Mare Island Navy Yard. Now that these employees live in Vallejo the disbursement each pay day of a large amount of money will tend to make Vallejo take steps forward.   Good for everybody. Mohns & Kaltenback, who have the big wine vaults at 29 Market street" in San Francisco, especially invite their friends to call and inspect what they have for sale. It costs nothing to look at the place and you will see something that will surprise you. The Special Committee at Salt Lake, appointed to prepare instructions for the organization of State, district, city and town unions throughout the country, have issued an address to tha* effect and propose to send any quantity of literature all over the country corresponding with their views. A suit has been commenced at St. Louis, Mo., by prominent Catholic clergyrne'n and laymen against Archbishop Peter Richard Kenrick to divest him of all title and control in the valuable church property of the archdiocese of St. Lours held by him in lee. It is on account of his age, 89 years, and infirmities. "Birdie" Sunderland whose real name is Annie Louise Walkins, a chorus girl in the Gaiety theater, London, has sued Hon. Dudley Churchill Majori-banks, eldest son of Baron Tweed-mouth for breach of promise. Miss Fortesque, the actress, won $50,000 from Lord Garmoyle on the same kind of a layout Secretary Carlisle has gone South for the purpose of making speeches on "Sound Money" Subscribe for the GazktIS. .' ;   

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