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NEWS OF OAKLAND, BERKELEY, ALAMEDA, HAYWARD AND SAN LEANDRO
STAYS OUT O' NIGHT
Husband Also Accuses Her of
Threatening to Poison
OAKLAND. May 2S.— That his wife
Flora threatened to poison th<iir child
!« one of the allegations of cruelty
made by A. A. Curtis, a Southern Pa
ir.- freight conductor, in a suit for
divorce that she brought against him
today. She did put poison in the
whisky of one of her mother's lodgepn,
Curtis says, and made .him* very ill. He
accuses her of staying out all night,
and going to San Francisco on those
... . ii.-ioj-.s with other men. while he was
absent from home.
Mrs. Ella Clark, who sued her hus
band William for divorce today, re
. itcd a tale of cruelty on his part, one
< hajxer of which told nf her having to
walk the streets all night with her
daughter and sister, Clark having
driveii them out of their home in Thir
teenth avenue. She also said that he
! eat her 5n the face with his fist.
Mrs. Mary E. Burtchaell. • wife ,of
Oeo.rg.* T. Uurtchaell, a prominent
]>3:;ml>in^ contractor," showed today
Lhat she intends to fight the divorce
suit that he brought against her on
3-:<- gruund of cruelty. Mrs. J^urtchaeil
filed a motion for alimony^ costs and
ounsi'l fees, in which she alleged that
-hi? believed that"* 1 - she had a good de
iens'e against his suit. Sho asked the
criurt to allow her $IT>O for her attor
nievs. JIM" for costs and $100 a r^onth
alimony pending the trial of the action.
Anfa M. "Holland narrowly missed
being hit in th<> head by a lighted
Ifimp, she declared in a divorce com
plaint that she .filed today against
Jolin J. Holland of Berkeley.
Thf following new suits for divorce
were begun today: . Louisa C Burns
against William F. Burns, habitual in
temperance and neglect; Joseph J.
Webb against- Blanche Webb, cruelty;
Klizalxth J. Morrison against Hiram L.
Afttr Ten?se Littlefield had pawned
ii^r sealskin cloak and hor husband had
helped himself to her diamond ring to
pay his debts, and when he had failed
to provide for her support for a year she
crew tired of existence with him and
sued for divorce. George Littlefield,
the husband, is a draftsman. She was
jrranied an interlocutory decree today.
Mab«»l Ackerman, secured, a final de
cree of divorce against George Acker-
Mrs. Slagrht was granted an inter
locutory decree against Pamuel Slaght
on the g#>und of desertion.
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NEW TEMPLE BUILDING
BY LIVERMORE MASONS
Cornerstone Laid, by Grand
iMaster Oscar Lawler
LIVKIiiIORE. May 28. — The corner
stone of the new Masonic temple here
was laid 'this morning by the grand
lodge, headed by Oscar Lawler, grano
master, and Thomas J. "Baker, grand
lecturer. The'bullding is being erect
ed by the Masonic hall, association and
will cost, including the price of the
Sot, $-'7,000. Mosaic lodge. P, &A. M.,
;«n«i the local chapter of .the Eastern
."-'tar will occupy the lodgerooms *x
elussvely.: The officers of tlie lodge
Worshipful master, C F. Mess; sec
retary, T. K. Brady: senior warden,
I*r. F. L. Savage: junior- warden,
James TV. Clarke; treasurer, George E.
Kennedy; . senior deacon. W. V. John
son; "junior deacon, J. H; Wilson: niar
ishalj Judge W. If. 'Wright; stewards.
A. li. Henry aod V. li' McV^car; tyler,
< ;<-or?e Uruns.*
The building committee is composed
of W. H. Wright. V. R. Fasseit and
\u25a0> COMPLETE PLANS FOR
Pretty Features for the Kent
field Stadium Benefit
[Special Dispatch lo The Cell]
KEXTFIELD. May iS. — All is in
:. adine?s for the outdoor vaudeville
entertainment to be given tomorrow
nijrht at Kentfiold for the benefit of
the stadium which Mrs. Adeline Kent
presented to the citizens of Marin
county last year.
Workmen today completed stringing
the Japanese lanterns from the depot
to the grounds, where a temporary
staple has been erected and seats com
j-tructed on the hillsides' fronting the
•"r"ollow the lanterns" is all that
those attending the unique benefit will
have to do."
There has been a large pale of seats,
and those manasinsr the affair are san
.prulneas to the success of the enter
WHERE SLEEP THE DEAD
Program for Memorial Day Ob
servance in Oakland
OAKL.AXD. May 2S. — Monday will be
k "iept as a leeal holiday, bbserv
kance ««f Memorial day. The public
schools will be closed, as well as other
public offices. The program -is" com
j-Jer^ for the rxfrrises which will take
place at the cemeteries. \u25a0'
Th*- Grand Army of the Republic
lommittep has re'ju^ioted that flowers
for decorating the graves be delivered
Ht the following schools not later than
S-.20 o'<-10..-k Monday morning: Durant.
rr n \f, I'itdmont, Ijafayettc. Grand and
Mayor Frank K. Mott will- be chair
man of the day at the exercises which
will he ifeld at th<^ G. A. It. plot in
Mountain Vj*»w cemetery. In addition
1o t»i« prdßram ihi'Tf Catholic organi
zations vcill liav*» charge of the honors
- to l>* paid the de-ad in St. Mary's ceme
• t«>ry. - .
APPOINTMENTS TO THE,
OAKLAND POLICE FORCE
Promotions Made and New Men
oAKLAXD, 2s.— The board "of
police and fife commissioners _made
the, following appointments today, all
B. Curran, M- J. Schmidt and A. B:
.^t^bbins promoted to' Tegular patrol
nun; C.'-C." Pleasants, "i. 1.. ,W.? May.
George *K. Green.- J. E. McCumber.and
.). E. Forrest;' appointed -regular, pa
trolman; " .!. A: Iti ley. "acting # regular,
v ic<' Fenton Thorapson;. temporarily re
tir«-d; John H. Carter,' acting* regular,
vice' P. E. Hynes. temporarily retired;
W. H. Jordan and "James : JL. Chamber •
lain, specials : to b#; detailed as Fubstl
tutfs. \u25a0 \u25a0'\u25a0''.. "
w Take a.n outing on the Oceanr' Shoro
Willway and enjoy "beautiful
Caches and grand scenery. .Train serv
vice to Tunitas Glen (38 milee from San
Fram-isco). connect with stage : for : Saa
Greg^rio, Pescadero;and - Pebble" Beach.'
For schedules see published 'time card
\u25a0 ia tiiia paper. ti>3sti£S9S *
Geo. Wharton James
Dr. George Wharton James Ex=
plains Meaning of Weavers
to Adel-phian Club
ALAMEDA, May 2s.- — George Whar
ton James, the eminent authority on
Indian lore and industry, was the guesjt
of -the Adelphian club this afternoon.
During the day Dr. James delivered a
remarkable address on Indian basketry,
pointing out the wonderful conception^
of the weavers,. who used the crude yet j
marvelously expressive symbol* from!
natyre in_th*eir weav|ngs to express"]
their simple ideas. !
Dr. James related many of the In
dian myths and legends, their super
stitions and forms of thought, as they
were given expression in the handi
work'of the basket makers. V|
Mrs. Anne W. vßrigman,v Brigman, the gifted j
lens artist." ha^ asked "a number . o"f j
friends 'to be her guests in Oakland
Tuesday evening to meet Dr. James.
Mrs. Brigman intends to leave early
ta June on a camping trip in the vi- j
cinity of Shasta, where she is planning i
to do considerable serious work during '
the summer months. Recently this |
talented Oakland "woman 'was awarded!
a bronze medal by one of the English!
camera clubs aqd she was the only >
western artist invited to show studies •
at the international exhibition at Dres- '
den. . J
; REPORTED MlSSlNG— Oakland. May 2s.— j
William- Ilt-ndrrson, Jiviujj at ftin Oak street, has
Im-*mi reported to the polite as missinp.
LOSES DIAMOND PlN— Oakland. May 2S.— H.
Stria, room '.»'s, AUianr block, has r<-[>orted the
loss of* diamond stickpin valued at $I.V).
HEBREW CHILDREN'S PICNIC— Oakland,
j May US.— Thf First Ht'bro'V. , fongrfgatlou Sab
'; bath s»li<k>l wilj bold its. annual t>tontc Puudaj- at
| Trestle <iien.
I HEADER CASE SET— Oikland.-.MaV- 2S.— The
; pnlimiuary, "examination <>f I'hilip JJeader,
jrliar?mi wiili complicity in an nttiuipr fodrug
jMrti. Kdith AlrCrea. Us* l>een set for" June 5.
I WANT WATER RATES CTJT— Fruit valf, Mh.v
j 2*.— Petitions to the lioard of supervisors roquest
j ing a reduction !u water rates are in" circulation
jiii Fniitvale. Klmhurst, Fitchburg and Jieirose.
] WILL INSPECT SCEOOLS-7-Alameda. May ,2B.
I A <t>mmifte«" apjwinted by the cliamlwr. of ooiti
j jnerce will make alt«ur «f inspection, x>f all of
' the, «f]j(x>ls of Urp city Tuesday Mod reromtnend
!to ill-- city council that repairs fonnd to.be
j n«;essary" s>hall be made. / ;.
TO ATTEND CLASS RETaNlON— Berkeley.'
I May 2S. — : Prof. \u25a0. Clifton, |*rice of Hiejtleparriuent
icf I. stlii of the university willlcave June 1 for
n mi wf-fk«* trip ' flsrouc^i tlie cant to visit bis
mother in New York and to attend tbe twentieth
reunion 'of hJs-Ci>rtiell class at Ithaca. -
j* CHINESE CHARGED WITH MURDER—<>K
j land. May 28. — I.urn Mooti. a Clifne*c cojk,. vvss
I arrest !•<! "tills eveniuz at 253 Second street on a
j ciiarg<> of liarlnK jnurdercd - a Chinese at ' San
j >Jat«-o In IW7, He, was drliTtred Jo Sheriff
[-RJ Chatham, who was <-alledffrom^Rc<l>i"<>od City
for thp prisoner. " *
TRICKS OF THIEVES-'Rprkelcy. May 2s. -
A. lmmlict of complaints hare been niauereeeiMly
to "Uie police of the; operation -of fake "gas lv*
pnectors 1 ' who_ liave ; entered , homt-s here and
ouninHted petty ' jtj»efm. .Marshal Vollmer hn«
; te-vi out a warnins to honseholders \u25a0to -be on
! thrir cuard Ep»ln»t them.
I SPECIAL : MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES —
' Berkeley." ' May ; -**.— Metnnrial day will;' l»e nh-,
' cerri'd Jn -the First Christian church ; Sunday
lerenins Ijt FpeciM serriccs at which Mrs.' t'r'A- (
| Me<rk vrili have charse of the" musical proCTam
laud Her. l.'S. M»<;ash. pastor, will speak oa
(the Mihjeet of "Dead, Yet Hpeakinß." '
} WILL DELIVER GRADUATION ADDRESSES.
! Berkeley. May 2%.— Rer._l. N. Mi-Cash, pastor
]of :tlie Fiivt Chrfi'tian~chnreh,' will deliver* the
j graduation addresses at the \a* ContP- and'Wash
j injtton school*: TTj-dujjiday,' at ; the : former in the
j nioroins and, at the Tatter In the afternoon. He
j will; also ppeak Memorial day at I^os Gatrx*.- .-
I "'\u25a0 SCHOOL TEACHER WON V BY ] CtTPID—ASa
! nmta,'. May 2§.— l l»r. iJporpc^TUotnpson. principal
jof the fciph, schp«jl, has . announced \u25a0 the .eoga?e
j ment of. >ri»"s J.^ R: . White, teacher of \u25a0 English
iof tb<» I schotjL , M iss White _ departed .tonipht , fur
i New )Y>jrk." where ehe will" become* the- hrlde vof
Ji'lsa Hnnler. » bUKinessmian . «f that /city. - - -'
ANCHOR IS THIEF— Sau Kafael. May 28.—
Althooch.Oiptain .Henry <; aria nd pror«>d thnt he
was •" Dot the y thief > and - that k th«j anchor \u25a0of . his
burpe. was the ' miocreant ' responsible^ for the
"lifting", of 'a'.'coil-of ;ho»e; frwn the : de<-k ' of
thf Plover last " week, he • wa» : compelled %o pay
$.1.50 liffore he 'left the ourtroom' a Jfree, ffian
today.,;^ . . ,-". . : *.;.' \u25a0\u25a0 --,:-. ".:_.' ..
«- TTNEARTH SKELETONS— f«in liafael. / May
i 2S.— Two larjre 'skeletons ; and . a . number. . of.
\ stooi> clubs were \ unearthed by- laborers- today
1 while 'enfraced In- laying * the;; foundation- for '-. a
I him*- lv Brookdaje.park. • The reniHins are snp
]pi**d to be thtjw. of> warriors ofthe'l.icatiut
* trib**. '•' which once oe<-npi«l thLx - portion ': of
i M«rin onnty. ... ,. v , J
j JUST FAILS TO AGREE— Oakland, May 2S.—
\'So: afzrafiaent was,;reacJied »by,^ the -Jury , trying,
Jmepn t". Bilva on a'charpe.of assaalt: with in
tent to commit murder, and the 12 men-were ae
cordlngrly discharged ; la *t nf|rht by,"Jadj;e Brown.'
Silrn wts aeensed ofitfwotingl Josejih ,S!nimons
atXlles in tli«»thiEh.'- <i Te«timflnj;f wasipirenvat'
| the-tri«r toshowthat.tbe nhootiHJrorisinatetl'in
ISilva'f Jealousy.-.- 'Hp." accused- Simmons at-rtbe
ildw of the fipht nf !>^in? »n -too -friiTnlly ' term*
with his-nltr _
THE S^y:KRMCISGO v CAEL/ASATroa)^^'Sai^Y-29r \9m.
NO "PULL" TO AVAIL
IN SELECTING MEN
"v \u25a0 . \u25a0
Alayor Elect of Berkeley ; arid
Council to Select Only Com=
.-• , \u25a0 .' '\u25a0'*.'-'\u25a0'• ' ' ' \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 ." " \u25a0
v- petent Officials
\u25a0-,-.' - .~ . - .. /
BERKELEY. May 28.— That the ut
most'attempt at fairness will be made
by the mayor and council in selecting
j men for office under tlie new town
I charter 'is .evidenced by the "statement
(.made "\u25a0; today \u25a0• by Mayor, elect' Beverly L.
j Hodghead, acting as a spokesnian for !
| the council. Ability to .execute the:
work to»be performed, and not political |
\ ! "pull" or'services rendered during elecr !
! tton, he said, would be the ; criterion of .
•selection of the men to-; execute the \
| orders of the council. \u25a0 i
I — The statement s^t at rest the rumors \
! which have been circulated in Berkeley!
jby tlie "old push" asid their organs,;
I which have sought to ' discredit , -the \u25a0
\ good government officers. .-iJUnder 'the |
I new charter the mayor and the coun
i cil- will have large appointive, powers,
lor, with the- exception of the auditor; i
I every office • holder will .be? selected by j
j the four commissioners .and "mayor. j
I They include the city 'clerk. treas-"j
I v.ror, tax collector, 'assessor, chief %of j
police, fire marshal,. superintendent of j
streets, health officer, - <yty attorney,
who now draw . salaries, .and' health
board, civil service . commission, \u25a0 play
grounds commission, park commission,
civic art commission and commission
of public charities.
Mayor elect- llodghead;in his state
ment says: -. .
Tbe ' members \u25a0of the new council, with the
! exwption of- Mr. Norton. wlrt> 1^ In 'the east,
<lineil\ witli n:c Tuesday . eveniuff. W.e had an
\u25a0>l)l>ortuiiit.\- to exehHiipe views mi. a nuiiilxT' of
sulvjects which we will be renuirt-3 to i-onsidi-r
anil on the poliry in 'rpferenoc to the matter; of
making aiijMijntineuts to office." I am authorized j
to say; That it .'was the sense \u25a0of \u25a0 the members j
present that wo should aUhere"*tiictly to the pro
vision nf i In- charter and luakepll ajipointments
without regard to (volitical affiliations orservi^es.
I'sually there. arc many.'niore^ai>plleantsjtwr
places than there are positions to l>e filled, .and
those who fail of apixiintment, as well as their
Crteods Mud advocates. - are disappointed, and the
administration is bandicupped by their opposition.
We li.ij.e to avoid this difficulty. *•
We would not Ik? understood asifailinp: to aj
preclau- fully the untirinK efforts of many of our
citizens of Berkeley in our l>ehalf at' the recent
:' fleet iou. .lmt we do not attribute their activity
to selCs'n motives.^Oii tbe other hand, we believe
that those who were atnun£ the most active are
aiuons those, who are the least 'interested from
motives of personal paiu.;
. When the proper time arrives we shajl endeavor
to select persons who, after full ' conference of
the in«»mlH>rs of . the council. . seem to us to be j
•'best adapted for the particular work. J
SANTA CLARA FLORAL
•FESTIVAL IS CLOSED
Many Pretty Features Arranged
by Woman's Club i.
[Special Dispatch to The CalQ
\u0084 SANTA CLARA, May 28.—^The floral
festival under the auspices of the
Woman's cliib (if 'Santa Clara was
brought to a close -this evening in
Mission nark. It vras one of^the most
successful events in- the history of the
valloy town. The proceeds of "the fes
tival will be used in the erection of-Ja
large fountain in~the town park.
The town .presented a beautiful pic
ture tonight, and the throng of visitors
were entertained by the club. Myriads
of illuminated Japanese, lanterns' were
artistically strung throughout the
pleasure grounds. :. The booths were in
ch^-ge of a bevy , of the town's fairest
lassies, who went among, the crowds
selling various articles : to< help the
cause along, and their efforts nTet with
abundant rewards. .
'A Maypole dance was give.h by 24 of
Santa Clara's daughters. Miss" Fran
ces Kilian.was crowned the queen of
May. , The' members of the Eastern Star
scored a hit in their Japanese lantern
drill. There were 1C in the company.
. St. Joseph's cadet band of San Jose
gave an open air concert in the' park.
The affair was, a grand success and
Mrs. A. K. Osborne. president of the
woman's dub, is the recipient of many
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
AND Y.'Ai: I. WILL PLAY
Baseball Game for Benefit of St.
OAKLAND. May 2S.— Baseball nines
from Oakland council-Xo. 754, Knights
of Columbus, and Ignatiah council No.
.3.1, Youngr Men's institute. , will play
baseball Sunday afternoon at Freeman's
park, Sixty-sixth street' and San Pablo
avenue, for the benefit of St. Joseph's
home' for deaf mutes.
; Those; interested expect- a lar^e \u25a0 at
tendance, as the purpose of the game is
to -raise ..funds "for • one, of Oakland's
most worthy., philanthropies." The en
tire proceeds will be'turned : over to
the home. • The- teams will line up is
follows: s V ... ; ;-,' -J
' Ignatlan council No. .'».">, -Youn^ Jl«>n'ii institute.
R. D. Ulake, : inanaeer — IMtchor. <;., Knfelefielil ;
first bas». J. Caffney; .sec«>nd: Imse. .T.v. Smith;
third base. ,I. Ilubtx-r;. catcher, ;»J. Martini-11l
\u25a0 captain): left field, K. Labergc; rijrht field,. V.
Burus: center field. J. Touliey; shortstop.- F.
Skelly; gubstitutP, W. Boyle.
Oakland council .No."7s4. Kniehts of Columb'ns.
X.' L. MKiilian. njanajrer-^-Piteher, J. "Flrnn:
tirst base, P. \u25a0• Scott; 'second ba»e. :.C." R^Mulgrew
(captain) : third base. J. : Martinez; catcher ('.
Hurst; left neldr F."Hurd;-rl?ht field,* W. Mar
tinez; e<*iter field. \V. McGrath; .shortstop, T.
Rowc: substitute.' W, Drake. \u25a0 ' . ' -. -\u25a0<
Attorney General Wires Con
. gratulations to Prosecut©rs
WASHINGTON*. May is.r-Attorney
G.eneraT Wickersliarh today 'sent a tele
gram of congratulation /to' : United
States A ttornej-; Gre'^-g- and 'special As
sistant Hush at Tulsa; Okla., upon- their
success under adverse end itions : in "se
curing;" 'indictments v against Governor
Haskel! and others ciiarked 'with fraud
In. the Muskogee town lotjcases.
Haskejjl Gives Bonds
~ JIUSKOGKE. Okl&V MaV"2S.!— Gover
nor Haskell and others indicted v
with him for alleged I town lot' frauds
arrived here^todaj- and gave;bondsib»»
fore Commissioner Q; A. Nichols. ,:Gov- :
ernor.HaskeH'^ attorney-;announced : to- ;
daj- that^they-would prepare- motions ;
to quash ;the .indictments on Uhe: ground !
ofiimproperi influence; i alleged; to have i
been'; brought- to* bear i by.- the-, govern- i
ment attorneys and'Spcre^-' service ; men '\u25a0
on jurors and witnesses, -r* f :.!
SCHOOL BOND "ELECTION
AT SAN LEANDROVTODAY
Proposition to Raised $60,0001f 0r
SAX LEANDRO, MaivS^— An eVectioh
will be! held : Saturday _ on the question
of' a bond, ip^sue for $60,000* for '- the
erection* of a" .modern -public school
building. '\u25a0 Tentative plans" call ' for a
14; room * buildings of itwo f stories, I to fbn
constructed .of i J fireproof i material,'*? on
the, present site -of the sc.hool," * which
has: been. 'in-~ service. for. 20; years.' -. :
To' rent> your rooms place-a.wanfad
in^ The l Cap 1. \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0'< Phone :- Kear ny • 8 6. '-\u25a0 or* ad
dress Want' Ad jDeptr.v.ThejCallAand fa
representative will --b^-, out* to? see i you.'
It means money to you. . - "
FINE PROGRAM FOR
Seats Provided for 8,000 Per=
sons in Piedmont Park
V - Saturday Night, v
OAKLAND, - May 2 S.— Thousands are
j expecting to hear the memorial concert,
which will, be given : Saturday xe'v^n-'
jing by the famous Third United States
j artillery, band' at the beautiful Eucalyp
tus "amphitheater \u25a0in Piedmont park.
Patriotic airs, } with a medley of clas
sical numbers, interspersed with popu
lar , selections, comprise the program'
whjch'. Bandmaster 'Putz' has arranged.-
Besides there "-will .'"be-, voqal sqlos by
. Miss Lydia Sturtevant.i contralto, 'vritjn
Miss- Sue Chamberlin as accompanist.
That this program. will provQ unusu
ally attractive is assured, in view of
the splendid success of ,the band, last
-year atTthe Greek theater in Berkeley.
The arra ngemen^ts for handling a large
attendance are perfect. Full protec
tion from the Wind" has been /fixed in
Jahe adopting of the' natural conform
1 ation; of this 'i|fnphithea.ter. ' Seats for
i-STOOO persons have been provided. >;
| Special car service'to the' park has
been arranged, so that there: will; be
convenient traffic accommodations ;?for
the attendants at the>concert. ; \u0084 ;
.This affair is one of the most' ambi
tious of the season.' The program will
run for about two hours. Among the
concluding numbers will be. the'famous
military descriptive composition,' "The
Ambusea'de,", a fantasie depicting '"•the
military experience ."described ;by the^
title. The complete is as"
Patriotic airs of America,
j Mardi. "Caosar's Triinnpbal".. ....... .MitdMl
! Overture. "Poet an'l Peasant";. ....Vou ' Suppe.
j lnternn-zzo.' "In 3|>riiictiiup". ..;...... ...Brooks
1 Grand selection, •'MeHstofpleV:. v . . . .'. .Bolto
I • 'Intermission.-'
Vocal solos liy -Miss Lyilla Sturtevant. c<jn-
traltn. Piauo Ri-c<>rapanint, Miss " Sue
\u25a0 "The Omnipotent" ., '.' ".' Schubert
'•Don Juan's Serenade" . .". 'lVchaikowsky,
. " 'Selection ot Remick's -popular stmps. . .'. L'ampe
Patrol, ;';TUc Islu<* and. the Gray '.'... . . ; . . Daltiey
Finale anil sextet. **liacla"iir Lammcrraoor,"
Selection, "When Johnny- Comes I Marchln)??.'
Ilt.iue" ....... ..Edwards
Grand descriptive military fantasie, "The Aui-
Imscade" .- '....."... . .'.Uiurpmleau
Synopsis — Tlie oalm of nature: tho attacking
party niovinß. to cover;, the gradual ap- "
proaeb of the runny; - the attack; ' the
! - flisht.and pursuit. -
! "The Star . Spanseld lianner."
SCOTS TO GATHER
IN ANNUAL OUTING
---' ' ' '
Caledonian Club Will Enjoy Pic
nic anu Games at Shell Mound
- - .-— '.
Scotch and Irish games v<fU enliven
the forty-third annual gathering of
the ' Caledonian .club of this -.city at
SholT Mound park Monday next." There
will : b<? prizes for the; men. tiie lads,
and the lassVs iv appe~aring in the . best
Highland Costumes." ,
: Tlie highland reel, the. highland lling,
the sword dance, reel o' Tuloch, Irish
hornpipe and 'jig are events tor jthe
men and wqmen, while the men , will
toss the caber and compete in various
field and .-. track . events.^.. ;.
- An interesting feature, will be the
bagpipe playing contest, fort the . Jlc-
Gilvray medal, worth ?250. In the; dif
fprent -events there are medals for the
amateurs and cash prizes for the pro
fessionals. " '\u25a0';' " .
' Much interest, is being:, taken in th«
mile relaj* race for^tlie Caledonian club
annual trophy. This ;• event :;was r won
last year by the Lowell high' .school
team over ...the Olympic team. -
'The officers of the _ Caledonian club
are as follows: ..' . .
. James A. Macdonald. chiof ; Jamos H. Unncan.
Qrst plilrftaia; F.. K. Finlay. \u25a0 trpn<iiirer;; Charles
M«edonal<V secretary : Samuel \u25a0 McOrejror, luian-^
ctal Bpcr*>tarv; • Dr.- J. A. V .T.- -Macdonald. physi
olan; WilJlaniltae, T. K. Coriiruße/ J. A.jUrtd,
It. Huddlopton T and J.,M. : Macpherson. dirtx-tors;
> Tlie g-ames committee is composed of:
' Jnmen ll. Macdonald. James H. . Unncan,- K. F.
Finlay." C. ilacdtmald. S. MtHJregor, Ur.- J. A. J.,
Macdonald, Andrew • Harppr. I). X.. Campbell.- T.
K. Cwhranc, 1). P. v Meltae,- It. J. .-JTaedonalil.
T. W". Mniiroe..!^... Morrison. AViUiam Hnut, I).
H. -McXt-ll Jr., -Angus McLetxl uDd-W.'ll.
Christie. . '. ,• ; i \u25a0 •
The finance commtttoe is composed' of:
J. F. Macdonald: I). Montgomery and M. S.
Morrison. , .*
: The property committee, consists' of:
A. J. Mjc'dona Id. ' M. -I\ Forbes and Iliigli
Mai-doiial*l. '\u25a0\u25a0 "- ' ' -; . -" -".
On the literary committee are:';
.Tames 1i.% Duncan. T. W. Mnnrotv \V. 1':
Grant, ;K. I. Mautach, " I). CamiilK-11, 1). . H.
Fiuuie;andJ. A. Itfid. . , : - ; \u25a0 —
Following is the reception committee:
James L H.'-Dunean-.iPliainnan^. I>. A.^Macilmi-.
aid. Colin M . Hoyd. Anjrus M<-Ix>(.d, I>. K . Me-
XeiH:;UßneraUT. McGregor, U. -S. A. : A.^Lan
riston.sWilliam lUrquhart. Andrew McN*air,,J.,
A. - JUelyeod,* S.- McGreßor. I>. .1. McFarland,
(Ji'orgf .W.MillT. T. W.-Mnnrop, Hon. John I>.
McjCiilVray. William \Xlcol. , John Keid, A. M."
Macphers'on, - I). D- Mcltae. J. M ; \u25a0 Duncan,
IMc.liard Grntto, . John AMclyarcn. Captain • D.'-;Mc-
KecUnie. ' F . F . • Finlay, ~J . :\u25a0, W . Camerou. Wil
linin « Mitchell. . Donald Jlowat. i James Sinclair;
I . (Viiod, ..Taraes : McXab, , Hugh Fraser. -
, The. officials . of- the' gamesSJlo'nday,
will' be '-, as? follows: _**;• ; :: _.".: '. ';. • . -\u0084 ;
Judges ' of pamofl-^-John F. '\u25a0\u25a0' MacphprsonrCchair
nian) John F. Macdonald. Willfam lUckPtt,
John TJ-'Kidd.* Georgo Maedonald. H.rS. Alor
rison." W*. : V., Graut. ; Georpe W." Patterson, . John
M.- Spenco. Georgo j Dow'.; P. : D.'tFlulay.' -John
II.; -Sparke.v- James". linvden. George. Harris,
Austin ""D. - Macdonald. f John W. v King,;.; An?us
McKachcrn. "\u25a0\u25a0"'T'"-> '\u25a0'\u25a0-• \u25a0 ' -r \u25a0 '" '
- Startor \u25a0• of .',' races— Peter -Melntyre; Assistant
starter— Gwiw Macdonald. . . - ; \u0084 -,
f- Official : handleappcr— Walter M . ; Christie. . -
Club- pipor~Jameß»lx > mon.'! k ;;< :• .". \u25a0* \u25a0-' .
SHUBERTS MAKE DEAL i
FOR BOOKING SHOWS
I n te r- Alo u n tg i n ;(C i rc u i t to ; Han*
dleNew York Productions "
[Special Dlspatch^o^The Call] V ' '
XEWYORK. May'_2S.— Contracts Were
signed /yesterday, between 1 J. J. Shubert
and -A'. 11. Pelton'and:F.*C. SmutzefArepv
resenting. the'lnter-Mounta^n theatrical
circuit^by which the Shube'rts will book
all, "their ." productions next ; season", 1 ; and
those of tlfeir allies, in the. loo theaters
controlled iby.this: circuit..; ,• ; ". . ;V;
' The' iriter-MountainV-circuit has .its
main"* of ttceSin; -Denver,'; and embraces
Mexico.'** Arizona- Colorado; "ldaho.^Ne"
vadar 1 Wyoming, 2 Montana^Utah and Cal?
iforniaV: *ThCi circuit; -was^2B'ttheaters
in Utah; alone;.H = in J Arizona.Ul in Idalio
and; llMntNevada;:/. ,;'-.•:•\u25a0:•„:\u25a0!--';->-..•,. > U/^: ._-.- : .
v The* Shuberts* are -;no\v v able = toi"bool5:
ferenttroutes.; They; can take? airpute*
from /^ through New s Mexico^
td|Salt»L.ake?city.v-whe^re> s the'Grandlis
available; ami; thence directly to' Sun
Francisco; . . , • -.
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0j:\: The^ only San^Erancisco-GMcago^Limited Train. Its flight' X^ IBm
protected by miles of safety block signal' system in operation. I
'JIII2G 1 to 4: 1-i to 19 '^O to \t\O i
.SOUTHERN : RAglFIC^— - UNION PACIFIC
'\u25a0'• ' Flood Euiidins* ' • ; Ferry Depot. v 42 Po>»ell Street. Qgr \u25a0^LjoJ|Bl«fe^J^?rc J -^Vl«^i f .r.*'.. I'-.1 '-. ' "!.. i
DELAY CAUSED BY
DEATH OF OFFICER
Proposed Oakland .Bond \u25a0 Issue
Will Besßeady Soon for
Submission to Voters i
.'-.'•\u25a0 OAKLAXD, 'May : 2S. — Delay in r»re
paring: details for submission. of a. bond
issue project \u0084 for \u25a0 \u25a0 further, public,, im
provements has .been —explained by
Mayor Mott as' due 'to the ? unexpected
and untimely*- death -of the la-te City
Attorney Jolfn E. McElroy shortly be
for the time for him to- take up . the
work of his new term of office. ~
j It had beenplanned thatthe election
should .be held. in. May, but that, was
impossible. McElroy's successor. City
Attorney John" A\*. "Stetson. found,him
self confronted; with" a" mass -of *.work,
the.-details?of which *tte was-conipelled
tfl '"•. become^ closely acquainted witli
order tts' meet . the .'demand , for' early
submission of .the bond, plan. •'," •
\u25a0 The mayor, together with other mem-,
hers' of the board of: public works :and
the city cbuncilmen, willrbe ref^cly.'it^is
expected, to go forward &ojpn with the
work of puttings into shape the pam
fold details of the plan. Most im
portaiit'on the list is the harbor ,fiont
•improvement. : -.; , \u25a0'. \u25a0 \u25a0
'included will "be .the 1 plans for a new
city, hall, for more school' buildings,* for
garbage ; incinerators,' for " additional
park-sites, i ;
CITY HALL *£0 BE OPENED SEPTEMBER 1.
Berkeley, i May . SS.-^The •\u25a0 new . city: hall ' will be
officially opened by. the mayor, ' and councilinen
September- L : ..am>rd!ns; to an announcement 'made
today by "B. P. Bull, ' city^-buildins' inspectof. -'
fcpa is still a secret.
You may never
lea r n t li e secret
but yqfl can al -
, ways.get the co-
Always ,pure-:arid, \u25a0 \u25a0 -,' * '
whblespme^Maae - : .. -*jii O rv
'\u25a0'.; '\u25a0.- r :j''' \u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0,-. - '-. : r '.'^:-.«-i.V-. : \u25a0 ; \u25a0".' "", "\u25a0 -. ' : - r "i "' • c "oc oa beans arc •
beans the earth thoroughly/ ae^cd.
:i:*^' t 'r •\u0084-.'>-\u25a0-;.; :.i: .i '..-\u25a0 ""-'.•. -^--^ in routing sieves and •;>
xrifilrSa „. < ' then by means "of •
' ' ,'J ,*,.." - \u25a0.'..- powerful : electric
Don't .ask merely W^l^U
y~" % * */ r " * ore l^ c "cocoa is
om cocoa^ ask for : : f m*w-. \u25a0?**» .
, , ; :- ,\v/r.;.j .-:*\u25a0 ' • '.-.-- «/ -\u25a0• \u25a0 done to insure aper- s .
;;;\u25a0;- ;j.'Vl7 lt 'l \u25a0/ ,C*/Ctt'* f I \u25a0'( * J > •:-; --»* vfftnout even ac-
PROPERTY TO WIFE
Attorneys for Estate Deny That
Any Securities or Assets
OAKLAND, May 2S. — That the estate
of the late William G. Palmanteer.
former president, of the Central bank,
may not amount to much' more than
$250,O0O, ; instead of $750,000, as s -was
estimated at- the time of his death last
March, is \ due partly to the fact that
Palmanteer had* given his wife much
property in his lifetime, and partly to
the. fact, that the popular estimate of
the banker's wealth was excessive. It
is' not believed by ; Fitzgerald & Ab
bott, attorneys for the estate, that~any
securities or assets ,'ar'e missing 1 , in spite
of talk to that effecC : - •
. Palmanteer had some shares of bank
stock that were not found in his safe
deposit box. ;Mrs. Palmanteer said that
lie had an Insurance- policy for a laf&e
amount besides. _ The stock was found
inhis.desk. The insurance policy had
been surrenderail. . >
'What Palmanteer*s estate is worth is
largely a matter of conjecture at pres
ent. The personal property * fsv worth
abouts9p,ooo. But besides this he had
undivided interests* In \u25a0 valuable realty.
Attorney Fitzgerald said that it was
Impossible" 1 to ~ make) any estimate at
present. That it 13 ; worth upward of
$150,000 is probable. '
Palmanteer deeded property to h!3
wife many, years before his death, and
she was independently wealthy when
he died, having a. fortune of about
OP THE CONDITIONS AXO AFFAIES 03" THE
• INSURANCE COMPANY
OP XEtV YORK. IN THE STATE OF NEW
YORK, on the Slst daj- of December. A. V.
190S, and for the year eutlins oa that day. Pub-
llshed porsnant to the • Pmlsion3 of Secttpa
611 cf . the Political Code and compiled fronj
the annual statement died with the Icscraace
Commissioner of the State o* Csllforala.
Amoont of Capital Stock, paid cp
Is Cash ......: S3.fwo.rw.r-rt
ASSETS. = "~^~
Real Estate owned by Company.. $1,54.?,K)2.0S
j Loam on Bonds and Mortgage*. 97.500.00
Cash Market Value of all Stocia
\ and Bonds owned by Company.. 20,229,553.3.1
| Cash In Bonks ...;...... 1.763,003.75
I Premiuma la dae Coarse of Collec-
Billa . recelTable, not Matured,
taken for Fire Bisla ...? 1,440.49
Total Assets ??\u2666\u25a0>--\u25a0»\u25a0 WB
Losses adjusted and unpaid |222,1G3.41
Losses in process of Adjustment
\u25a0 or la Suspense 67(1. 346. 7i>
Losses resisted. Including expenses ia},llo.7S
Gross premiums on Fire Ki.-ks rnn-
ntns oner year or Ipss. $G,727.-
812.00: re-lnsurauce. s<> per cent. 5.333.903.00
Gross precilcma oo Fire RUle» run-
ning \u25a0 more than one year.
$11.541.059.00; .re-Insurance pro- ewBS
rata ............*... , 3.972.237.00
Gross premiums oa Marine l and
Inland Navigation Risks. <241.-
738.00; re-insarance. 50 per cent. 120,379.00
Gross premiums on Marine .Risk.*.
\u25a0 «T>8..545.00; . re-tnsutaßice, . 100
per rent . ;. ..."."r.*.....'._.. • 5.<».«45.00
Re-lnsTiraace i premium* ......... 4H4. 120.0a
Taxes doe or accrued" v. »; .•.-^.V. .' 100,000.00
Commissions or btoicra?? dot* or
" to ' become dae . .-. \u25a0. r. ..'...•..... K,O4X6t
Eeserre as a eon&agratlon * sur- *
piua ..............;.;;:,i.-... 500.000.00
Total Liabilities .'. '$i*.prv«rrr ~.t
Net cash actually received for Fire
premiums .'.;" f10,129,552.19
Net casa actually received for Ma-
1 rloe premiums v 264.178.18
Becelved for Interest on ilort- .
Received ' from Interest and divi-
dends on Bnnds. Stocks. Loans,
and from all other sources. $01.152.<£?
Received for Rents ....: 15 1 . T H. n 7
Gross Profit ' oa cale «p Maturity
of Bonds 85.11t.25-
Income froca all other soarcea.... 320.09
* Total Income ................ sii.4O.sf>>.^
Net- amount paid for Fire Losses /
• (Inchidlng $1,163,333.61. losses
of , previous years) J3, 133.5KJ. I \u2666
Net amonntpaid for Msrts? Losjaes' 11 2.112. W
Dividends to Stockholder* ...A.. 600,000.tX}
Paid or allowed for Commission or
Brokerase . .V: . .* 1.951.352.73
Paid for Salaries.. Fees and other
i charjres for officers, clerks, etc. 853, 482.63
Paid for State. National and Local
taxes *.. 302,710.23
i Expenses "of ; ad]asta>eat and wt- - .-* \u25a0 .
•tlesaent'Of losses / 113,361.32
; Gross loss -on «a! j or maturity of
1 Coed* ai5d. 5t0ck5. ...... ...... 101.fKV1.07 -
i All otlier expeadltures ..."."...... 554.720.4J
Total Expenditures ....\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0..... wq.yrT.m
• Fire. . ilaxiae. "
Losses inenrted dnria? BraS">sHH>
the year 1.:...... $3,450,737.30 $113,273.30
RISKS ANB PREMICM3. '
; .- ;j '. ,-. ' Fire Risis. ( Premlams.
Net amount of Risks ' •
i written ' dnrtasj the , -
i year \u0084;.......... $J.450.6G5.6C3 $11,729,167^3
; Net amount of Kiiksj --. •\u25a0'
1 . expired -darlac tne< :
1 year ;_.......-... I 1.350.591 .SS6 13,679.788.33
; Set amount In \u25a0 fort-e! \u25a0-.-.
! -PececabeT 31. 130 Si 1.ri5.252A«59 15.265.?51.0f>
i !Marlae Ulsts.J Premloajs."'
Net amount of Kiss.?- |
writtea during tie! s
year ;;.:....:...» $64.565^53 $528,408.23
Net a&ount of El«sts[ '
- expired during tie! #
- year . . . - . .~. ... . . ! eC,53?,417 523,406.23
Net ~~< amount to furce) t
Deceisber 31. ISOSi 9.877. 44« 300.e03.P0
E. O. SNOTT. Presld«nt.'
CUAS. L. TYNER. Secretary.
Sabi«crn>ed and sworn to before at, tcU 19C»
day of January, 19C0.
_ JOHN H. HATS.
1 Notary Pablic. Klnss Co.. N. T.
L . * .". \u25a0 Snn Franfwpu Dfflcf:
324 SANSOME STREET,
y Alaska Cemicerclal.- Balldias.
HABUVLiROFF. General Ajtent.J
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