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   Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - March 20, 1889, Oakland, California                                VOL. XXVII IN PIONEER DAYS. The First Minister Settled t in Oakland. Church and College Founded in the AV When wife carne out here she came Dr. Bell's Reminiscenses of Early Eimes en the Oak Clad Encmal of Centra Costa. "W V f s ilev Dr H. P. Bell of Karsas City was pottering around the roses this mornuiK at the house of his so'i-in-law, 1'rank C. Havens, on Prospect t'eiglHs. Sometimes he bent the bushes in search ot there.l spider, mid sometimes his eyes wandered over thf-city which lay beneath him, a city of ereen tree.- and domestic reefs, with nfores' of spires and steeple' jutting into the air. forty-two of then, accord- ing to the count of thai othei hillside observer. Joaunin Miller. Th broader attracted Ur. Bell's attention more lhau the spiders did. for even though he does hail now trim. Kansas .r-'tv he is in truth Dr. Bell of Oakland the first minister of the infant CUT, and the founder o: the lirst church, th- same society ever which Horton -now exercises pastoral ciiargi. Heu-among the roses Dr. Bell was found full ei antique new: ot that Oakland long si.iee uu-.erown anil al- most save by a few old timers, wno still hang on at er seemp their little village grow into i wealthy and prosperous, ity. Front his homi n tiie hill the founder of the lirsi church looks down upon the halt hun died churches which have grown from the seed he planted thirty-six year: ago in "this petty camp of c it-tle roj bers land as he calls it. WHS indeed the first n inister o the gospel settled in Oakland, and yoi are rightly informed, i did :'ound th. f rst church in tnis city." I' was lira that 1'r. Bell began bis reminiscence of Oakland as he knew it froi i the thin to the thirteenth year ot its existence -There were eight of us a', told lef Kew York in November of ahoan the full clipper ship Trade Vi .nd boum airound the Horn loSan F.-anr-co. were sent out by the Amen, an Horn- Missionary Society to look alter th- spiritual wants of the neiv State t. which so ninny adventurous men wer flocKing. The Trade was tti largest ship that had ever b'-en laid e-i the berth for California at lhat tinn and we made a fine voyage of U excep that we were alire for ten houifi whe Home of the embers from the galte 'dipped down into the hold alongsid the foremast and kindled a th It was February 'Jl, ISM. whe we landed, t can fix the date, becaus the pilot brought us copies of the Ail Ualii'ifnin describing the eel Oration Wash'.i'gton's birthday. Th.it's a glor ous name for a newspaper, -jut what become of McCrellishV Wlr when t lefl he was in Ihe hngtit ol h usefulness. "Well, we landed in San i'rancisc consigned to the few Presbyterian an Congregation..! ministers idready i the neld-and they assigned is .oui st: tions. two being sent to Oregon. I can over to Oakland am', made i ly first e fort to gather a flock together justabo this lime of ths year. As cl-.se as I c. fix it without the old .record it was the middle of March. This part of t: city where we now stand was uothii hut a trackless ivilderness carpeted kn deep wilh poppy blooms, and the t. c.inal below was ex. .usively live oal The only settlement was d iwn by ti at the foi.: of Broadway, whe there about a houses. K sou Adams, Horace W. a: Mr. Mhoon were the mos pr.innne men. Naturally there was no char. in existence. "I began my Irarch. the I-irstPn byteriau Chun-h, by buyim: a hell fro an old ferry boat that was no longer use. Th.s'l hung up from a rail la across n fence corner on Broadwa and bv its tones called tl.e people their first religious meeting under t branches of a big live After tl wer :nle use-of '.hs little si 10! house the -eil hand ..f Boadway, which we worshipped until my chur was imilt. Tin'my hell vas not t OIIIT iii.-lrnnictr. tlu-re wa: for calli the' people uiEether. Do vu on t Wharf was a litt'.e camion which w iired to call trie setlle.-s to inns wUi the I'erait -i. men made :i raid. "Kilson A.turns was the first man met when I landed in Oakland, am! well lemem'.ier tin- cordial reception gave me. Whv the tirit he d was to invite 'me to dinm-r. And through my ten years' panteratc he w constantly" atlbrding me material i Of course, m my position, had to keep aloof from a 1 their troubles. "Then car.ie the Imilcing of I church. Adams, Mhoou. arid Carpt tier contributed liberal1..-, and nreaohed thro'Jiih the minitx camps raise funds. Tfiey came in quite ru idly, and. soon we had e: ough tc ahead with. For a we chose a on Harrison street, near a facing the it was av.-ay out town, to be jure, but we w-jre in ho; of making it attractive to the Uan A tonio people across the arm of the cs1 but I'm sorry say they took much interest. out -j lumber in these lulls back of the c now bare, but then covered with n The i-h'.ireh was lOxfid fc and very tine indeid for those tii.i It's stiii existence, tho igh mov from its original site. It is now Fourteenth street, nearly i pposltfc t present First terian .'hiirch. a Is used, I think, by a pi nnber. original parsonage is still i pposite t souare where we built it. hell was given us >y friends Brooklyn, Long Island, snd it r.. hangs in the steeple of the :iew chnr. Jt bears an inscription stating thtr presented to the ,'resbyter: Church of Contra Costa. That was t original name of the city, and then quite a little story about l ie change Oakland. 1 like the ol4 Spanish na- best. Itrls odd that when I first ca to Oakland they were squibbling o- the charter, and ibal wh.'ii I retur- find myself in the end of tae fight o the charter. Well, for m> 1 settlors had laid out a tow u on the cinal. had named it Contra Costa, a were hard at work in Bemoia trying get a charter. There was r., bitter sti 1 between the squatters and the 1 era men. and th'! latter engaged t-aperi U to see that the charter was kill- Capertoti watched the Legi -lature m; ondday, mull he was caded awaj San Francisco one day. Tien the C tra Costa men saw their c'oance. Tl .scratched out that naun- and put Oakland in its place, an i with t Change the charter wentthro-agh.il the TYralta men were n.-ne the wi until it all accomplish. d. "Friend Adams helped is manfi In those early days. He used tope piece in the plate .retularly ev "Sunday, and when the exterior of was completed but the ins was nothing but rough rollers, no n tne whole expense of rinubinR it in 1 ano. oiaatrr. It made it lock better, tt echo, whereas jnerly H was an excellent auditont bdj! positSd the usual foundation record, Fhorei but one night a rascal came along n the dead of night and pried f he church IIP wilh biR lever und the records. I didn't discover the loss until I saw the lever lying the church in the morning, ri a IT, as not our only mishap, vv e didn t know anything about northers then, and b, when the lirst norther came alo. g t i.lewonr church into a heap ol splin- lers Itwasverv pretty, architect.ir- as at lirst pUnned, but we had to make it over iu the Grecian style. 1 started there were some twenty families in tho little commu- idtv and enough smglo men to br is the total population up to what would correspond with say. fifty a mil es After making a beginning I 1 au less ihann families enrolled in the church. theft you must remember that eighty people made a very laige longrel tioi auvwhere in California, not even excepting San Francisco. This was one ol the strongest churches in he State, and it used to br a byword I among mv fellow ministers to speak of as "Bell and  ast of. JPUFJLK; PATRONAGE. Tlie tmportuot OtttueH to I'.o I'illed by the JVInytir. People on tha streets still wunt to knov.- who will constitute the. Board of Public Works. Mayor-elect John II. i Gins-lock hns'us yet made no sign that j he has selected his board, and ir. all probabilities he will not announce them until he is installed on the li.'st day of April, one week from next Monday. Aulnir D. Thomson is one of the mos, popular candidates with the peo- ple They regard him with confidence, mid feel that lie could conduct the i i.tlice with greater satisfaction to the i city than almost any o( the others who ha'v.- bcBii mentioned. His financial I atjU ty seems particularly to recom- j mei.d him.und the business men are a l unit in indorsing him. John I Tompkins is also a popular I candidate. and there are mauy re-iets exprcssc-d that the present I Ma-.-or, C. fierce, is out of the ques- tion, for Ihe general impression is that if hi would accept he would have ihe THE OLD SOD. be appointment-. Bnt there are other olTiccs to Illleti. Tnere is theCi'.v Clerk, who is now api oiuted bv the City Council. 1' rai.K Bn oks, the'present City Clerk. has been mentioned, but thtre is some dm bt as to whether he wou.u accept. C M 1'1-rjib, the Secretary of uie Board of Trade, has been spoken ot as i a v.-rv able mau for the position, a man I who would be able satisfactorily'to con- I du, t the office. Mr. I'lurnb is a lawyi-- Father McNally's Visit to the Scenes of His Youth. By Kiila-mey's Rocks and Rills, and at tlie lila-rney Stone. A Now Branch of the Young Ladiee In- stitute Entartiined ty tto Rec- tor of St. Pttriok's. The inclement weather did r.ot pre- vent the admirers of the Kev. J. 15. Mc- Nully from iilling Montana Hall last night in expectation of iiearii 15 a humorous ami instructive lectur that genilemau on his trip to F.-.i ope. The Young Ladies' Institute No. 1 i, o West Oakland, which was orjja during Father McNa'.ly's absence its liisc upeu me.eliug and invite. Father t'j deliver an address. .Miss M. the I'.-esidcnt, few appropriate remarks, introi Father McNally to the audience, pentleinan remarked that he wa going to give a lecture hut was go ta.k about his travels. Before lie com -need, however. hi usel n held Hit ucet The in 'oud siead iu this ]7 H Jttiijainin, at present a Deputy Ciiy Marshal, is frequently mentumfcd always successful in any under: of which they had charge. While walking down the str was thinking Unit every lirne 1 et h ha :lan BI BILL OR RESOLUTION. i Tte New Charter of Oakland Is Inci- dentally Attacked. Tlie I'olnt at ISH.MI tho Cnimtltu- "f Ajuiroval l.y tlio tliinul Methort State Ijeglslut Tlie very important problem of the cc nstitutional manlier of approving charters of cities hy the Stale Legisla- u re will be solved by the Supreme Court of the State. Tlie Supreme Court yesterday, on banded i n otioa of W. T. iinggett, attorney for i around tl some of ihe member! I 11 u t r-r- nn.lifintirl thiif T n I'V (I pleasure trip. He sug. that he had never been guilty of anyone that ho was taking a trip liKiV.th, but he had to confess i was necessarv for bin. to make apologies, for traveling around, first remarkable incidenton his j'. occurred on the train a short tin: he had left Oakland. He was I I in a ger.tleman in the. s-nokii when a man who was sitting u who had been silent for sor.ic ho terrupted by saying: "May 1 question, please.''' The speak nounced that he would he pie: a-.iswcr anv question, and UK man cuntimied and said "You priest 1 have ever s to in my life. I have beer, out c a Catholic church. Now ther question that is troubling me. to the minister of my and him to giv ttie doctrines of Ins faith. He them out on a piece pap. them to me'. 1 tool-- I Marlon Hrooks, issued au alternative 1 writ of prohibition, directed to J'.bn i Fischer, City Assessor of Los Angf.les, a id returnable before the court in b ink on Tuesday April i Brooks alleges lhat he is a resilient a id taxpayer of the city of Los Ange- i h s. and lhat respondent, an Assessor o -aid cilv. is attemptiiiK  r hi. lilt ii The irney after ilkiug K by rs in- you .1 ar.- scd to silent re thR joken i.-.e is a went hurch m e wrc-ie r nn.l then- c.i the d not ent 10 e doc- sick benefits, and nt their death their beneficiaries receive fliiO. The speaker aiso gave an account ol the rapid growth of the order. During the evening the following pro- gramme was carried out: En-trtnaentr.l ......MisBUB Teresa nii.l UUB.I (.rrjiien ..ml ........Miss Porn Hanson tcituuoti, "Kriii'H .................Miss Tillle Uaincy ................Miss It. THE UVKHMOKK FAILUKK. i infix ami i.r tlie iMiriin-rs' I'lllUtl. A careful investigation of the lie i'ned yesterday by the assignee of he Farmers' I'nion of Livermore shows hat the- liabilities amount r.o i-'O, bile their acrvial assets are set forth ii valued ar Mauy of tlse arges; creditors o: the firm are sc- c-ired. The assets of ihe firm, as set forth in their are as follows: Notes, f real estate, judgments, .slock. book ac.'.onnts, horst and wagon, rant-, w.ne, miles of ?-S'On; note of flay, personal property, noil's, tc., The, L.f her creditors are Hoi ten stein it 01 -Mrs. .France's Schwier. 7H: .1. li. Hor.enstein, ,-iL ot 1'leasaiilon; Hardware Company of Si.. Louis. HU; AII- ,t Of S.UI .lose, S. 11. Munkii-.s of same pluce', I'.... and H. C. Shaw >V Co., J.'i, iiolh of fck.jckt.in; S.nyihe of San VMI i-I; Stock- ton Am-iciiHural .'ifi; Khr- niun it Leareclit uf Mission tinn Jose. The crcdtlors iu Oakland are: l-'irst National llai.k, Oaklr.n 1 Home htsurance Conipanv. .'.L'; K. i'Yanki: iVr Co., -10; 11. JI. l.'allon ,t Ti.c'.-rtditors in Livermore are Mrs, Laun.eistpr, II. i'ouken, SJ.'iS ,1. 1'. Keliiiy, Native .-'ons of the (io'.den y.'H '.Jem-pi. True. -J1': H. Crane. f i Mrs. 10. J. Mai-tin, Sild'J Con. unnon. Native Daughters (of the (ii.lder. .f.il 07; J. I'alla- si; 10. if H. M.idscii, .filS; S.-un tl'i'i iL t'J-s-J .1. 1'opken, Miss Mollie Klack. Mrs. A. K. us; J. Kt-t.timr, J. M. Jor.es, C. C. Wilder, if." I L'-l K. Leh- DOCTOR VAN EI'EN. ofu Vuiiper Hdiliuiil Cnl- IOKC f- ticer of Alameda. .vas then read to the jury. It is unite long, and is in sub- stance as full jws: My nalni.- i> Mary 1 :in'i vi.-ry sii-K 1 hi lieve J sh.ill-lie, I.IH! I lii in.iki- this st.'ti'aiou: in view >f ini'l li.'fc.-L- iK'itl-.. J my lies- e Mr-. F.niki: .m I" ri' her jit her lie I'.'-'l wl-.ell 7 c.iuld i went to her huiisc- .-miuat nad ptrfurineil an wv-'iit to II.T nn-1 nld 1 ami t when I .lid see llut'. i Mar.-h I on Ilinvll Kooleil tin- israke H was Ihe from Hnmdvay to she an llir'..-. she eiii.-e tu my Ij.r.ih.: la.st 'J'linrK.l.iy and stuyed tip nil i.i-jhl i.se. [lefnre she lef: I'rMiiy slie toM lae lu tell Ur. Kuyno'.iln thin I iiiul l.iken fold iiml ;liis sieknest. vs'Ks tl.e Mir- lirKhn-ly (-harmed i.nl thi.l she !i.ul MSe-1 nil in-lMimeMt me. My [.r L- .-on-eniii'iu-c uf her j.i-ts. Bi-f.'.-i- t wen! to see Mrs. Kcnke on March -Illi I wus "'ell. If I should I tndievi: my .lentil will ilie resllil of Mra, Funiu-'.s Testimonv was also given by Dr. Mc- Lean and Dr. who perlormed the autopsy, describing ih.. cause of death to Ihe jury. Mrs. I-'unke had also been summoned as a witness, lr.it of course she did not put in an appearance. The jurv. after a short deliberation, brought iii the verdict NV-- find ti.ut Mr- M.iry cni.ie l.' hrf tenth, thr'iv.-h lilt- nieiuts ,-il :i i-rii.l :mt'. iijieriit i-erfurme'l on l.'T M" 11 blmu !.y K. I'linke. which ennhC'l is. fr.rlhi-r Iiiul thill -ui'l Mrs. Mi.ry in A'.iu.M.-ii... A luTiiO'i.-. .'oi-. li.y. i-nl., u-.i IT'h of M.iruh. l.-s'... We. us nn.l la.'' -iii'i Mrs. K. l-'-.nke l.e nri-csle'l and will; I., the oi tlie inw. Jlistrict Attorney Heed was present and tisU'i.eil carefully to tho te.Mimnny. of mnl o Iv tn'd BAD BKEAD. was tilled with people, were going and some coming. Thi-ri' were groups a-.on: -1 the platform- were taking tin- r Hin.s in the steps. Ol'ii- -r .lohn Han-1 t; vntehed the crov d surge to iind fro. and With a slimy---1..-1 :'i: :.t the .is they skii-prd up and Ihe -.he'trai-i and n-c.i.-iomil Ha of a d..l uot lausea; 1 wink. iddunly Ul'.icer I'.arnett fur tl.e He pushed W..y I through I'lHil he reached the I front platform. Sumethinir was WHU: When he saw its ten- JusiiC'j I'.yler's In -1 compliiint charging if that dis- was on a Sunday morning aftei sence ol eiKhtecn and one ha'" that he again saw dear oh He watched and waitet in due time landed at Tpon Ins arrival in that c lirst thing that greeted his j'liintiiic car. He jumped abo i told the driver to diive him ill) illl and down bill. He roue around for half an of respectable lirnts o: hour, and the; driver charged wel to of s.n.plying a-id lie paid well for the ride. J experience was at Blarney While walking I'.ronml the yount: pointed out to him t ney stone, and suggested to bin ivo'uld hold his heels while the kissed the stone. the spea not going to take any such cha he took a stick wh-.ch he heh hand and touched the stone ai kissed the end of the stijk. 'j veiled the Lukes ot Killarm friends asked him what he tin the lakes, and he replied tbat li only lish ponds. He asked they bad ever seen the Lake Tahoe in the a lake where in places they have been able to Dottotu. Ttie speaker, faowe never seen anything that conic the preen fields of Ireland. had been in Ireland ten days uieuced to rain and continued during the remainder of his sta Then he went to England and 1 rain, mud and smoke'. The nt he visited was Taris an there on fete day, the 1-lth From here he went to Bordeau he found tbut much California bought, and after going thro'Jj process it was shipped away ag speaker then described at len visit to Lourdes, and told his of the wonderful revelation wh place there when the miracle Ladv of Lourdes was perforn the "healing waters were di: which now draw thousands o thitner. to drink of the waters ceive their benerit. The l.iiion Says Xiuit Oulclaiul Is Alllirtcil. A. Sau Francisco paper says American Bakers' I'liion, No. cussed Ihe necessity a', supplying West Oakland with good bread instead of the inferior article at present made there by laborers who are not members of the Union. A decisive majority favored I the project. Tl.e 1'resident, while j the inconvenience people of that di.-trict were pill to hy hav- ing to use unsatisfactory bread, deemed il in the interest of respectable linus o: Oakland to devise means of snnplying Castle i the The willingness of joiirney- men, as expressed hy thur vote tu j up money enough to furnish means of ihifho Mippiv.np the demand for the product neak'er i of la'oor. should not be availed of until private enterprise had been .ea o( given a chance. He was always ready 1 -'n 'liis to 1" movement calciliate.t to ,i' i hencfit their' union. In this case he was not satisfied that the to attained jusiified the trouble and ex- pense that would be A tour of bakeriGs of AVcst land fai'ed to show that auv fault was found with the West Oakland I.read, and the origin of the story could not be ti'aeed. i v Hi ey were- hem if greal Sieiras souu nd iht- er, hud eclipse .fle'r lit- it com raiiiinf U.ere. e found place i was July. where ine was h some dn. The :th his hearers ch took uf our ed and covered peoplo ano re- Laved only a few moments. Three work trains are out between here and Port Costa ballasting the track to prevent such occurrences. A Wrecked Tent. At o'clock last evening, while a was in progress in the circus tent recently erected on the lot at the corner of Foarteenth street and Uroadway, a gust of wind rent the canvas in twain and lifted it part over into Franklin street. The accident brought the performance to a sudden termination. Tbe wreck was strewn over the ground this morning. 'in concluding, tho sceake wished the young ladies much succt t -js, and thanked them for their kindue i in in- viting him to address them. 1'resident Miss M. Young tl en told of the growth of the Oaklar. 1 order, which now has sixty-seven n embers. and invited those who are uot j lembers to inspect the constitution anc by-laws of the organization. She .Iso an- nounced lhat Father McNally lad con- sented to continue his discour e on hn travels abroad. Miss Carrie Gallagher oi S >n Fran- cisco. the Grand President of t ie order, then stated the objects of the rgamza- tion. The members receive t a wees OJFMCK.ll M'CLOUO. Another Inntaiice or Slionting atTlione Who Fled. Though held to answer on a charge IV.'.'lt IO Irew up :l with murder. Tl.'P compl.-nnt. sworti to hy H.'nlti) iini-i-r Le.ni inid was servi-d hy i'l'piny Sherill' Jamieion while 11..-ni'.U..--1 wissYl m progress. Mrs. i-'.inke'had I'V.demly anticipated arrest Mr. .Li-nk'son c.illcd upon her she requested lhat V.-fore stie be taken into VV'illiam I'.elt.'n I'hilip li..' jio'ii- f'V'l, us itic-y iiad lo art as her bondsmen.' .luM'.-T liyl-.-r n-fu-ed to relea-e the defen bonds, and the in-dli'ered services of these two men tiiat evident, fur :u one ev--r j were uf no avail ;u her. Mrs. li'inike saw John I'.arnetl in a hurry t-pt I bad also engaged yesterday uxirmug when was the matt.-r, am. a I the services of Attorney A. A. Mour.'. crowd followed in his wake. Over tie J'Ue belief is gaining gr.nind in went Ul'icer liarnet over the platform went a sniad crov d regardless of each others toes ciotlies. OH'r-er Jiarnett struck Lie other side and hurried down towards a crowded platform. 6omcthing must >e the matter in the crowd, tor '.tie brai man was watching something, iiiliier liarnett reached the brakemau. and tl.at unifonned wheel twister reiiK'taui.y lurned from the plt.tfur and the crowd that'had followed MIL- ;r Biirnett, ai.d which had grown larg-r, awai'.ed a desperate struggle with sin .e murderer. Afler a moment's cons il- lation Ollicer llarni'lt turned away, the b-akeman's eyes returned to I ie crowded platform, while the cro-.d waited. "What was the matter? ie going to arrest any one1.'' asked one of rj-e crowd. "He wanted to sec about checking a repdei', the brakeman, er n.uving his eyes from something on t ie plall'orn. above were vou watehing'.'" Tl.e hrakeman blushed and sta :i- mered. J usl ieu 'renninrarily toeliL Mimlid. How suine men will lie wueu they get in'.o a tight place! And there is 10 one that will do it with a f; ''e or a firmer voice than the average a grant who finds himself face 10 ai d mcda that if a fuil investigaii-i been made into iheea-eof Mis.? Meyers uf Han wh.j died revenlly in Mrs. KUIIKC'S pci- ilon-tis. Mrs. Fuii-ti! would have been taken inlo .-'.istody then. The girl, s.) Mrs. l-'unke claimed, gave birth to a child. but -when asked where the i In'ld is she told a gauzy story about, a wo.nan '-.11110 to her after tlie cf Miss Meyers, and under the pretence ...f being a relative of. the deceased, took the child away. Mrs. i-'unke is ii-. Jail. She located in v in the County A lamed i about n_..... :i'i-e of manslaughter Police Oilicer Me-I with 'ustice in the police docK. C. li. Cloud, who killed Jacob Schreiber, still Harar. a red headed, wdd eyed yi g, retains his pe h of i .I- s.is i who was bronchi into the City Pris.n etaiashis star, not having been sus- ycsterllav uflerirjmi iuathorou.jh ended from the force ner.dmg trial. j state of inebrielv, assured his Hoil'.r, As showing that he has oeen rather Her.shaw. this rm.rning that it andy with hii pistol. H former instance hi and bis first i p- such practice is related of him. Shortly before the November elections, on the'night of the big Republican oar- ade, an Oakiand boy was scuflling about 10 o'clock with two Han Francisco boys on Broadway, between Seventh and Eighth streets Officer McCloud approached and the Oakland bov ran away, with the ollicer in chase. When near the rner by Barnum's restaurant the ofli- cer fired and the bullet whistled ctcse ovar his head. McCloud then tripped on a pile of rocks and fell headlong, his pistol Hying some fifteen feet away. Now for the ratrol Wagon. On one of the overland trains which reached this city last nisht was a women who resides on Telegraph ave nue. She expected her husband would be at the mole to meet her, but was disappointed to find that he was not there when the train cot in. Instead of summoning a hack, the station au- thorities rung up the patrol wagon, and in that vehicle she was conveyed to ter home between 11 and 12 o'clock. pearance in court, yet more than t-ie in the courtroom remembered him r, .3- ing in the same dock as a vagrant i many monihs ago. He promised tt.at he would never get drunk again a id the Judge generously suspended ju  er seeing the man before. Italn ami the Trfiitcrti. Last night, tho last meeting of ihe current year of the Oakland Board of Trade, the first year of its corpor ite existence was to have been held. seven years ago. a lying-in hospital, but her place has always been looked upon with suspicion by her neighbors. i'KiWON.-U, MK.YIIO.N. Dr. Joseph whu has been seriously ill. is slowly .Mrs. and her veslerday lor and expect to be gone about ye.ir. A. Yuell, mother of Mrs. J. M. Putin, expect-1 tu leave during tin: latter part of the month for Kcrope. and will remain abioad until tcner. Ceorge W. Heavier of the I'a.-ific Press Publishing Company will leave for Porllaud. ''r., iu a few days-, and will spend the summer in the north- west. A. Tucker of '.'ape Town. South Atrica. who has. itin HT F. 'ape brother. L. U. Briggy, and Mrs. Williams, leavts to-morrow for Town. L. L. llradbury and his sou John have gone on an" extended tour ot" Kurope, after whi.-h the young man will EMiter Kton College in tu pursue a five j ears' course. i-'. Hamilton, wife.ami son of Syrr.- cuse, N. Y.. are visiting Mrs. Hamil- ton's brother. K. II. Hulbrouk, on Thirteenth and Ma.hson streets, ami expect to locate m this fitv. Tilt- TJ.Inl There is euoiign water in the cutting at Park street to make the Sail Leamlr a tiavigable waterway if i.nly owins to the severe .m j to "lead anywhere. A steam was not in attendance. The j been keeping the down of the Board will meet afternoon atSo'cluck. on Thursday Indiana State Association. The Indiana H'o.te Association i.as grown beyond Ihe capacity of the r si- dences of ita members, and it has b--en compelled to hire a hall. Its next re- union will be held Friday eveuin; at Odd Fellows' Hall, corner of Fran! tin and Eleventh streets. that the mucbinerv of the steam shovel might not be dam iged. As ?oou as there is reason to suppose that llys ram has definitely ceased :he ditch will he (.uimped dry and tiie wurk of excava- tion He Thought a Nail. Adam H. Wall of this city was yes- terday granted letters patent on a uail ol his own invention.   

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