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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Oakland Begins New Year With
Prospects of Wonderful
OAKLAND, Jan. 6.—The greatest im
petus given to the Oakland realty mar
ket for a long time la the incorpora
tion of the United Properties company
of California, with a capitalization of
$:00.000.000. This gigantic company
hns made plans which call for an ex
penditure of an Immense amount of
incur and a large portion will be used I
in Oakland and contiguous territory.
"Work will begin as soon «rs feasible
on the Key Route basin, where $5,000,
--000 is to be spent and long before it
is completed many other Improvements
■ni:i be Inaugurated. The public state
ment made by F. M. Smith, head of the |
company, that he would spend money
lavishly to make the Key Route and
; the Oakland traction company two of
the finest systems in the country-has
'. had a good eftect on Oakland real
The business for the year Just closed
hns been of high order and the com- ,
mercial district and residence districts |
• have been Improved substant!:'';y.
Property values have been wrM sus
tained. Tenants were secured for cv
• cry modern building Improvement be
fore the foundation was laid.
1 3IVXICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS
For the first time in the history of
Oakland the Twelfth street dam, the
main artery between the business cen
ter of Oakland and the territory east
of Lake Merritt. is being improved
permanently. During the last two
years the dam has been raised many
feet and widened to take care of the
Increase in traffic caused by the great
growth of population in the annexed
district and the eastern part of the
Among other municipal improve
ments which are maturing is the new
municipal electricity building on the
Lakeshore park lands at the northeast
corner of Oak and Thirteenth streets.
The interior is being finished and the
machinery to equip it for the operation
of the fir 1? alarm and police telegraph
is arriving- from the east. When the
work is completed the Instruments now
operating the fire alarm and police tele
graph system will be removed from the*
Fifteenth street fire engine house where
they have been installed for twenty!
years and that structure will be torn
down to make way for the new city
Other buildings upon the site the
new city hall is to occupy are being
razed and work upon this million dol
lar structure soon will be commenced.
B.WK CLEAniXGS INCREASE
Nothing shows more clearly the pros
perity of Oakland than the bank clear
ances. The total for the year as com
piled by the Oakland clearing house
was $157.480,685.92, an increase of $00,
--•933,600.83 over the clearings of the
year 1309. The largest previous record
was In 1907 with a total of $140,416.
--038.93, hence the increase over the best
previous year was $17,064,649 94.
A comparative statement of the bank
clearings for the years 1909 and 1910
- Month*— 1909 1910
January $7,831,461.91 19,636.636.30
J^l.ruary 8,699,110.07 12,038,510.00
March 8.077,923.71! 15,071.417.69
April 7.601.905.92 13,145,»47.23
May 7,737,935.63 12,675,519.20
June 8,258,001.95 12,400.320.86
July 8,768,237.67 18.663.909.47
•August 7.074.310.71 12.887.011.64
September 8,062,173.79 13,159,179.38
October 7.866.041.88 13.996,656.
November 8,413,837.01 18,384,039.2(5
December 8,037,445.43 15,476,540.85
YEAR'S BUILDING RECORD
There were 3,945 building permits
issued for the.year, calling for an ex
penditure of $8,695,748. For the five
years ending December 1, 20.184 build
ing permits were issued, involving
The summary of permits applied for
in December shows a total of 252 build
ings to cost $481,201.25. The details
No. of '.;-''i--
Buildings— ' permits Amounts
One storj dwellings til $96,014.00
One cod a half story dwellings 10 21,467.00
Two story dwellings 15 50,580.00
Two story Oats 4 23,138.00
Two story brick dwelling 1 33,950.00
Two story, nine room lodgeroom
building, with store* 1 17.480.00
Three story apartments, with •
"torts 2 47,800.00
Seren story brick and steel
building, with Mores 1 75,000.00
One story 'Stores 4 8,950.00
One story reinforced concrete
crematory aod columbarium.. 1 85,000.00
Motordrome 1 (12,000.00
One story gymnasium l 880.00
Corrugated Iron garage and re
pairs (bop I 2,500.00
One story factory 1' 8,300.00
Two «tery warehouse 1 400.00
One story office 1 6000
Cook bouse 1 . 450 00
.Greenhouses 2 ' 650.00
'Concrete foundation .'. l 333*00
"; Tank frames and barn 5...;..., 12 1,875 00
; Oarages and sheds 19 4,956.00
■Alterations, additions, repairs. 11l 88,427.25
Total 252 $481,201.25
TOTAL NUMBER PERMITS AND COST
• New- construction. 141 $422,774.00
! Alterations, additions, repairs. .111 68,427.25
Total 253 $481,201.25
WEEK'S mrn.nrvfj permits
The building permits Issued during
the week ending: January 4 were:
Buildings— ; permit* Amounts
One story dwelling* 22 $33,175.00
Two story dwellings .....\2 5,500.00
Two ttory Bats and stores 1 8,500 00
Two story brick building...... * 1 ■ 22,950 00
One »tory »tore 1 450.00
One story factory 1 8,300.00
Corrugated Iron garage and re
pair •bop 1 2,500.00
Bars*. shed* and stables I 655 00
Workshops and garages -2 610 00
Alterations, additions, repair*., IS . 8,428.23
■ Total 51 $82,868.25
A large force is at work on the ex
tension of the Southern Pacific elec
tric line from Fourteenth and Frank
lin streets, along Franklin to Twen
tieth street. When completed the road
•will connect the present Webster street
terminal with the Sixteenth street de
pot and form a loop on the mole.
' BRISK DEMAND FOR REALTY
The demand for business and resi
dence sites continues brisk. The Frank
K. Mott company has secured the serv
ices of Chester C. Borton. for the last
18 months . a member of the firm of
L V. Ralph A Co. and a prominent
member of the progress and prosperity
committee of the chamber of - com
OPINIONS OF BROKERS
E. B. Bull, manager of the Frank K.
Mott ; company, said: '
Conditions for the continued progress of Oak
land hare never been as. bright a. they are at
.the opening of 1911. The realty new* of the
. week in connection with the extension of the
Frank M. Smith Interests ha* spurred local buy
ers on to an activity that is remarkable. <-,-v. ■
In no partienhr department of the rent estate
world Is this activity felt more strongly. than In
tract propertiesproperties opened tip under re
spooalDl* handling and Is which buyers receive
the very . beat that money ' can give In the way
of Improvement* and conveniences. -
In Grand avenue heights, as well a* in other well
regulated tract* in the section of Lake Merritt,
. : there baa been considerable activity, A view
which we have Just had taken shows four houses
built on the crest •of Boulevard way by one
man—one of the flrst barter* in ; tin- tract.'-. •-■
He booclit > cautiously at first. built . hl« otrn \
tiome in the tract, and when be mw that lie was
Elegant Houses Erected
In Residential Districts
View showing types of artistic dwellings that are being erected in Grand
successful he added to his purchases one by one. '
bnrinj, building and selling with a regularity
which has proved profitable not alone to himself,
but to those with whom he has done business.-
In Grand avenue heights no pains ha.ye been
snared to provide the buyers with every conceiv
able convenience. Streetcar service direct to the
main entrance pates, macadamized streets, ce
ment curbs, sidewalks- and gutters, water, gas,
electricity, sewers —nothing has been overlooked.
And vet property in Grand avenue heights can
be bought, within one and a,half blocks from the
car line, .for. $35. a front foot.
The class of homes erected on our properties
there is not excelled in any portion of Oakland.
We have Insisted Inflexibly upon builders living
up to the terms of their restrictions, and in con
sequence then- are no more attractive bouses In
any residence section of Alameda county than In
Grand avenue heights.'
Fred E. Reed, subdivision manager
of the Laymance real estate company,'
reports good progress for the week.
He said: '-■:■-":
" The new year has started most,auspiciously
I for Rock rldgp, but no one who knows the
i property will be surprised at any developments
the year may bring about in this Broadway bill
property. ■"• - ■ '
In addition to the many fine homes under way
numerous others are to be built at once. The.
most important transaction affecting the property
Is the sale of seven lots to Cederborg & Ander
son, the contractors. This firm had already
built one residence in Rock rldire, and finding It
such a desirable situation for the kind of homes
they desired to build determined to invest more
extensively in Rock ridge..
The. lots bought by Cederborg * Anderson are
In Broadway and Warren street. Home* costing
55,000 each will be built at this corner of the
property, thus adding greatly to tba beauty of
the already lovely entrance to Rock ridge. As
thi» location is only one block from the College
avenue car line, and directly on th* main artery
of the city, there Is no doubt that the -beautiful
homes to be built will find a prompt sale.—
"OAKLAND HAS ARRIVED"
George W. Austin says: ■.•';'
There are but three words 'that adequately ex
press the new conditions for Oakland In respect
to the gigantic corporation, the United Properties
company, and these are that "Oakland has ar
rived." No matter what the exact operations of
the new company are there Ik sot a resident or
businessman of Oakland but will benefit immeas
urably from the execution of its plans.
One of the most noticeable features is the
the fact that Oakland is taking it* place as a
winter resort. There are more visitors here this
winter than I have ever noticed before, and they
are being won both by the One weather and the
promise of Oakland's future.. We can not begin
to supply the demand for furnished houses.-.
FURNISHED HOUSES WANTED
Taylor Brothers & Co. have noticed
the increased number of winter visitors
to Oakland. Charles Taylor said:
Oak-landers have not been accustomed to boom
the city as a tourist resort for winter residence,
hut real advantages are winning, despite the ad
vertising which other sections of the state have
W# have had a heavy demand for furnished
houses and have been unable to meet the re
quests for finished homes in the Peralta heights
district. - - .
Just recently I I have been in - contact with
residents of New Orleans and different southern
and eastern cities, who were customers previous
ly as renters and who are now anxious to pur
Activity in Berkeley
BERKELEY, Jan. 6.—The annual re
port of Building Inspector B. P. Bull
shows an unprecedented activity and
growth In Berkeley during the last four
years. From 1907 to 1911 the average
cost for the year of buildings con
structed her« was more than $2,250,000.
During the year building permits for
the erection of structures costing
$1,478,500 were Issued from Bull's of
The total for ■ the • four years j ex
ceeds $8,000,000, not Including public
buildings erected to the extent of more
than $500,000 a year.
The report shows that most of the
permits were issued for dwellings,
showing that many Berkeleyana have
built their own homes. ■ : -:
The estimated cost of buildings for
the last year range from $86,500 in
January to $206,000 In December. The
average cost of each permit was $2,290,
as against $2,090 in 1907.
UNITED BRETHREN ARE
CLEARING CHURCH DEBT
OAKLAND, Jan. «. — The United
Brethren church has raised $1,063.80
toward payment of a church debt of
$2,500. The money was subscribed at
a special meeting Wednesday evening,
over which Rev. H. H. Haller, the pas
YOU'LL BUY IN ROCK RIDGE THIS YEAR
• You're going to live in Rock Ridge sooner or 1 But we warn you that every one who sees Rock;
later—if you're a person of discernment. And the > Ridge becomes a salesman for us.
longer you put off buying that ideal home&ite the . You want to live.in the choicest residence sec
more you're going to pay for it. You'd be sur- tion of this fast growing community. Today you :
prised at the advance prices ; already.being; aid . J^g £*& tSn.?°lf
to first purchasers.. Just this week- one lot was - until the remaining third is sold you wilf havTto
told at an advance of $800 .- pay a pront to a man who had more foresight
The natural beauty of Rock Ridge, its situation ~ than you. The enormous profits made in' Pied
in the Broadway hills just beyond the Country mont and Claremont were made *by first pur-
Club, its magnificent plan of subdivision, the chasers. It will be the same in Rock Ridge "
splendid improvements now practically completed Buy today at $15 to $30 a foot. And you will
and the costly homes under construction have make money whether you resell or build In this
combined to make Rock Ridge the finest residence restricted home park,
suburb in the bay district. v- : ,-' , , \ Take the College avenue car this afternoon. Get
If you doubt it, visit the property and make "off.at Lawton and walk one block east to the
. your own comparisons. We like nothing better. || Broadway entrance. - ' / .;-
Laymance A Real Estate Company
HRH EXCLUSIVE AGENTS
1214-16 BROADWAY - - - OAKLAND
THE SAN FRANCISCO OALL, SATUBDAY, JANUABY 7, 1911.
LIFE TO SAVE BOY
Special Policeman, Leaping Into
Marsh, Rescues Lad Knocked
OAKLAND, Jan^ 6.—Joseph Arias, 12
years old, living at 623 Chestnut street,
was knocked from the Seventh street
trestle, over the north arm of the
estuary in East Oakland, shortly after
8 o'clock last night, and for four hours
floundered around in the mud before
his cries for help were heard by Special
Policeman "Williams and he was res
cued. The rescue was effected after
the officer had hlms^f plunged head
first into the mud when his foot slipped
as he climbed down a pile of the
At the receiving hospital, where Will
iams and the boy went after they had
worked their way out of the mud, it
was learned that Arias, had sustained
internal Injuries when he was struck
by the train. He is at his home and
the phylsiclans attending him say that
he has a chance to recover, although
he Is threatened with pneumonia.
Arias had intended to get off the
train at Adeline street, but fell asleep
and did not wake until Melrose station
was reached. He had no carfare and
started to walk hark to his home, a
distance of six miles. He was In the
middle of the Seventh street, trestle
when he was met hy an eastbound
train. The boy Jumped to get out of
the way of the train, hut was thrown
Into the mud by the engine.
AUTO AMBULANCE '
SERVICE IS PLANNED
Berkeley Negotiates With Own
ers of Garages
BERKELEY, Jan. 6.—The frequency
of auto accidents in this city has caused
the council to negotiate with a num
ber of local garage owners with a
view of having machines handy In the
various parts of the city for emergency
cases. The plan will be a temporary
one as the council intends to put the
matter of buying a combination ambu
lance and automobile patrol to a vote
of the people. The mar-hine will cost
several thousand dollars and mainte
nance has been figured at $300 a month.
AVERAGE FIRE LOSS
IN SIX MONTHS $173
BERKELEY, Jan. fi— Every alarm of
fire turned in during tjie last six months
In this city meant the average loss of
property valued at $173, according to
the semiannual report of Flr« Chief
James Kenney, which was filed with
the council today. The total loss dur
ing the last six months was $21,463. or
about 4 per cent of the total amount of
the property endangered by the flames.
There were 124 alarms of flre.
BY CITY OFFICIALS
BERKELEY, Jan. 6.—Chief August
Vollmer, Commlslsoner Hoff and Ser
geant Charles Becker inspected the po
licemen of the Berkeley force thU ait
ernoon in the squad room. Guns,
books, handpuffs, clubs and other para
phernalia were examined by the In
spectors. The department has adopted
the regulation blue uniforms Instead
of the olive drab.
WINTER EXODUS OF
SMART SET BEGINS
Mrs. Havemeyer and Daughters
Leave Vernon Heights for
OAKLAND, Jan. 6.—Mrs. Havemeyer
and her daughters, Miss Ethel and Miss
Vera Havemeyer, have closed their
Vernon heights residence for the sea
son and have Joined the colony of smart
folk in Santa Barbara, where they are
planning to remain until the early sum
mer. They have leased a cottage ad
joining the Country club at Santa Bar
bara. The Havemeyers have with them
the young sons of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Stone. The Stones have closed their
Burlingame estate for the winter and
taken apartments at the Fairmont.
* • •
Mrs. A. Lowndes Scott has sent out
cards announcing an "at home" Thurs
day afternoon at her Hillside avenue
residence. During the last few years
Mrs. Scott has spent moat of her time
in the southern part of the state, re
turning occasionally on brief visits.
Her friends are glad that her Piedmont
home is again to be opened.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Smith are spend
ing a fortnight in San Jose as the
guests of relatives before returning to
Oakland to take possession of a suite
of rooms at the Peralta apartments.
They are planning to build a handsome
home. Mrs. Smith was before her mar
riage a popular Chicago girl. The
honeymoon was passed abroad. Mr.
and Mrs. Smith returned to Oakland
before the holidays. Smith is a brother
• of F. M. Smith.
Miss Harriet Stone will be hostess
Sunday afternoon for a number of the
season's debutantes and the younger
men at an informal tea at the Stone
residence across the bay.
Mrs Charles Wingate gave a dinner
recently for 14 guests at her home In
Piedmont. The later hours were de
voted to cards.
The wedding of Charles (Howe and
Mlso Erma Morris will take place the
evening of February 7 at the Morris
family residence in Chapel street,
Berkeley. A large number of cards
will be sent out. Miss Morris will be
attended as maid of honor by Miss
Helen Howe, a sister of the bride
A brilliant dance was given tonight
by Mr. and Mrs. H. C. CapweU and
Miss Dorathy Capwell In honor of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Kennedy Jackson. Mrs.
Jackson, who before her marriage waa
Miss Gladys Maxwell, first met Jack
son at a house party which the Cap
wells gave at their summer home In the
Panta Cruz mountains. Miss Dorothy
Capwell was maid of honor at the wed
The new home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
son in Piedmont is nearing completion.
This afternoon Mrs. Raymond A.
Perry entertained a dozen matrons at
luncheon and bridge at her home in
Monday afternoon Mrs. John L. How
ard will entertain the matrons of the
Cosmos club at her home in Vernon
heights at luncheon followed by bridge,
The tea at which Mrs. William Ede
will entertain in honor of Miss Jeanette
Deal, the fiancee of Alan Dlmond, will
take place Saturday, January 14, and
will be attended by nearly 200 guests.
COMMITTEES TO REPORT
PROGRESS OF BERKELEY
City Club Appoints Investiga
BERKELEY, Jan. 6.—Two commit- |
tees, one to investigate the practical i
working-s of the ne-W Berkeley charter '
and the other to tell of the conduct of I
the city's affairs by the present city !
administration, have been appointed by j
President J. P. Galloway of the City I
club of Berkeley. On the former com- j
mtttee are Max Thelen, S. N. Wyckon, ]
J. A. Elston, Arthur Arlett and R, E. I
Bush. The latter consists of B. J.
Blther, C. C. Juster, Wbj J. Mortimer, <
Perry T. Tompkins. William Carey !
Jones, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, F. L. •
Naylor, F. F. Connor, Arthur Arlett, '
H. D. Irwin and C. H. McCullough.
DIRECTORS WANT ONE
FARE TO NEW SHOPS
BERKELEY. Jan. 6.—Efforts are
being made by the chamber of com-1
meroe ©f this city to secure from the ]
Oakland traction company a single rate '
of fare between Pullman, north of here,
and Berkeley. The argument Is made
that many of the workmen of the Pull
man shops desire to live In Berkeley
on account of the superior educational
advantage* offered their children. Di
rector H. D. Trwin brought the matter
before the meeting of the chamber last
———i / ' ■" «
Marriage Licenses |
I OAKLAND, Jan. B.—The following marriaf*
licenses were issued today: - -
Leonard B. Penbale. 26, Berkeley, .' and Helen
J. Bru, 20, Oakland. . . ...
Manual M. Cabos, 31. and Mary HÄ« SU>a, 23,
both of Oakland.
Joseph Sllva, 21, Oakland, and Marie J. Perry,
Frederick G. Ko#nljr, 43, and Henrietta M. L.
VVlfdershlem, 3*. both of Oakland.
Harry S. Miller. 21, and Leila M. Pettlnglll,
21. 'both of Oakland. . .
Laurlston C. Fish, 27, and Isabelle O. Dobbie,
21. both of Oakland. lpii|lB l iH]|iiaH(''|jriitTiiinniiii
FOR FAST RIDING
City of Berkeley Collects $130
for Violations of City
BERKELEY. Jan. 6.—Berkeley auto-
Ists contributed $80 to the city today
for their fast driving, and more will
be collected tomorrow when additional
cases are called. Ten violators of the
statute requiring- numbers on automo
bile lights were found guilty by Judge
Robert Edgar this afternoon and fined
M.lss Ruth Flynn, daughter of a
physical culture professor of South
Berkeley, who complained that Police
man Davis poked a gun in her face
when she was arrested for running
her machine along Telegraph avenue
at express speed, did not come up be
fore the local court, as she is but 15
years old. Her case will be handled
by Probation Officer Reuss.
Thomas Corder was fined $20 for
speeding. Dr. W. P. Bush and George
W. Cushlng were each fined $30. The
cases of Robert Dickson, Robert Hart
well, Stanley Neville, Napoleon Doug
las, Richard Powell, William J. Hoyt
and Horace Watson will come up later.
Those fined for not having numbers
on their lights were: Victor Inger,
Chester Ekstrom, J. C. Ryan, C. Mc-
Carron, C. W. Sleeper, H. J. Lederer.
Henry P. Squire. Lo U i B Engler, H. J.
Dygert and C. W. Teller.
Mrs. W. S. C. Schmidt and two
daughters had a narrow escape from
injury yesterday afternoon when ,an
automobile, after being cranked,
backed into them as they were walk-
Ing along Grove street near Berkeley
way. The machine knocked down and
bruised one of the children.
CHARLES KEELER TO
Poet Will Talk on "Arts and
BERKELEY, Jan. 6.—Charles Keeler,
the poet, will address members of the
Hillside club Monday evening. He will
talk on "The Arts and Crafts Move
ment." An interesting feature of the
evening will be the display of book
plates, photographs, sculpture, book
binding, wood carving, hammered brass,
ceramics, Jewelry, and furniture.
HIDDEN GOLD FAILS
TO ATTRACT VICTIMS
BERKELEY, Jan. 6.—Several resi
dents of this city have been annoyed
during the last week by the receipt of
letters from the old swindlers In Mad
rid, who still have the proberblal chest
of gold which awaits the receiver of
their letter. As usual the epistles con
tain the information that the writer Is
confined in a Moorish castle and needs
aid. In return he will give a third of
$380,000 which he hae hidden some
where in this country.
CUPID CALLS TEACHERS
FROM ALAMEDA SCHOOLS
ALAMEDA, Jan. 6.—Miss Alice Hou«
ton and Miss Eleanor Montgomery,
teachers, have resigned from the school
department to take up matrimonial life.
Miss Houston was married last evening
in San Francisco to Charles R. Rob
erts, principal of the Longfellow school
of this city. Miss Montgomery is 'to
marry a young businessman of San
195 th Saturday Surprise Sale
jo^oo^^^^^^^^^^^^^^. *p* Hand-Painted
This hand-painted dish is 5 inches wide and 7 inches long; trimmed with
burnished gold and-decorated with sprays of roses. , See them in a 13th street
NO TELEPHONE NOR CHILDREN'S ORDERS .
MRS. H. N. CUNNING, 725 Forty-third street, received the Bungalow with ticket 20502.
* N We shall give another Bungalow this year—watch for announcement.
liver this useful and elegant Bed Davenport to your home. ■
Our;s2nd Annual Clearance Sale is. now in full force. Profit is forgotten during this sale I
Come and help us clean our stock of all odd pieces before we take our annual inventory.
YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD I
FELON'S CELL IS
Q. Vanderveers Will Probably
Be Admitted to Probation
Despite His Objection
OAKLAND, Jan. 6.—The reasoning of
George Vanderveers that he preferred
to be sentenced to San Quentin peni
tentiary on a charge of burglary rather
tljan to have the probation officer in
vestigate his case, as his friends would
learn of his wrongdoing, availed him
nothing in Superior Judge Brown's
court this afternoon.
Vanderveers was arrested for rob
bing a blacksmith shop. He said he
i was forced to steal to prevent starva-
I tion. Judge Brown learned that the
j burglar was a court stenographer and
suggested that the probation officer in-
I vestigate his case.
"That would never do," said Vander
veer. "It would get to my friends in
j that way, and I don't want them to
j know. I would rather be sentenced to
I San Quentin, and when my term had
expired I could then begin all over
Judge Brown argued:
"If your friends are real friends they
will stand by you. If they are not
that kind .they are not worth having."
The case was referred to the proba
$150 A MONTH ENOUGH
FOR WIFE, SAYS COURT
Dr. Jones Excused From Paying
Divorce Suit Expenses
OAKLAND, Jan. 6.—That the pay
ment of $160 a month for the last year '
to his wife, from whom he was separ- i
ated, was ample to defray her expenses
Ua her divorce suit, was the Judgment
of Superior Judge Waste today when
Mrs. Agnes Jones appeared in his court
and asked that her husband, Dr. Oliver j
Jones, be ordered to pay her enough to |
meet the expenses of the pending suit.
Doctor Jones produced evidence show
ing that for nearly a year he had been
paying his wife $150 a month.
Cora \V. Brewer was granted an in
terlocutory decree of divorce today |
from Frank A. Brewer, a dentist, on J
the ground of intemperance.
Francesco Durando began suit for
divorce from his wife, Lasanga, today,
on the ground of habitual intoxication.
Emily Ville obtained an Interlocutory
decree from John Ville on the ground
PUBLIC MEN TO TELL
WHAT CHRIST WOULD DO
Lectures to Be Heard at College
BERKELEY, Jan. 6.—"Christ and
Present Day Probems" will be the
general title of a series of addresses
which will be given at the College
Avenue M. E. church commencing Sun
day night. The addresses, which will
be under the auspices of the brother
hood of the congregation, will be de
livered by: Dr. W. W. Guth. president
of the University of the Pacific,
"Christ and Education"; Commissioner
W. F. McClure, Chief of Police August
Vollmer and Arthur Arlett, "Christ and
the City"; Secretary H. J. McCoy, San
Francisco Y. M. C A., "Christ and the
Young Man"; Captain W. J. Petersen
of the Oak'and police department,
"Christ and the Criminal."
Directors of Oakland Y. M. C. A.
Will Arrange Campaign to
OAKLAND. Jan. 6.—Architects' plans
for" the two additional stories, whirh
will be constructed upon the new Y. M.
C. A. building at Twenty-first street
and Telegraph avenue, are now being
prepared. The details of the plans and
of the campaign to raise funds, will be
discussed by the trustees of the asso
ciation at their next regular meeting,
Thursday evening, January 12. i ,
The money for increasing the build
ing by two Btories has been provided by
F M. Smith and Wallace Alexander,
who each gave $25,000 for the con
struction work. The finishings and
furniture will cost $3,200 additional,
of which $2,000 was given by George
W. Collins. The campaign for funds
will be to raise by public subscription
the $30,000 yet to be obtained.
Secretary F. L. Starrett said today
he believed the $30,000 would be sub
scribed in a. few days after the cam
paign is open. The two floors are re
quired for dormitory uses. There are
now 98 rooms, with 140 young men ap
plying for quarters at the new build
FOUR PATROLMEN ARE
APPOINTED TO FORCE
Commissioners Will Hold Ex
amination This Month
OAKLAND, Jan. 6.—Four more pa
trolmen were added to the police force
this evening by the board of police
and fire commissioners to fill two new
j vacancies and two vacancies caused
;by resignations. The men will be as
signed to duty by Superintendent Wil
; son as soon as they have qualified.
I The appointees are: W. R. Tate,
| George Berner, M. P. Riley and W. A.
Their appointment now makes the
police number more than 150 men, of
whom nearly 6n have been added In
the last three or four years.
Today's appointments exhausted tlip
eligible list. To select more eligiblr-3
the commission will hold an examina
i tion during the month.
IT IS CURABLE
Dyspepsia may be completely eradi
cated if properly treated. We sell a
remedy that we positively guarantee
will completely relieve indigestion or
dyspepsia, or the medicine used during
the trial will cost the user nothing.
This remedy has been r.amed Rexall
Dyspepsia Tablets. Certainly no offer
could be more fair, and our offer should
be proof positive that Rexall Dyspepsia
Tablets are a dependable remedy.
Inasmuch as the medicine will cost
you .nothing if it does not benefit you,
we urge you who art suffering with
indigestion or dyspepsia to try Rexall
Dyspepsia Tablets. A 25 cent box con
tains enough medicine for 15 days'
treatment. For chronic cases we have
two larger sizes, 50 cents and $1.00.
Remember you can obtain Rexall Rem
edies in San Francisco only at The Owl
Drug Co., Inc., 710 Market street, 778
Market street. Post street and Grant
avenue, Sixteenth and Mission streets,
Flllmore and Geary streets.