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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO
EAST BAY REALTY ACTIVE
Permits for Homes Lead Market
Big Buildings for Downtown
Also Keeping Pace With
OAKLAND, Nov. 15.—The weekly
realty market was characterized by a
large number of permits issued for the
construction of dwelling places and
supported the statement of the realty
dealers that there is na lack of ac
tivity among the home builders. Cheer
ing reports continue to come in re
garding the condition of the market.
The suburban residence properties
Ehow no signs of decreasing activity.
Great development along the water
front sections and the continuation of
the extension of the business section
northward and westward from Four
teenth street and Broadway, are in
The week brought forth an expendi
ture of $108,577.50 for 34 permits. For
the one story dwellings the figures were
142,900, with 21 permits. For two fetory
dwellings $10,700 was expended. The
loan reports for October and Septem
ber have been compiled arid show a re
markalble increase for October over the
month previous. The report for Sep
tember, including mortgages, deeds of
trust and releases and conveyances, to
taled $2,938,554.83. For October . the
same items amounted to $4,352,060.13.
This evidences a gain in one month
lIfTERIRBA\ READY MAY 1
Reports of progress 1 made on the
Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Electric
railway indicate that the line, which
will connect this city with Sacramento
via the Mount Diablo and Contra Costa
county country, will be in operation by
May 1. Work has been started on the
right of way between Sacramento and
the Sacramento river and is being
pushed to be completed by the time
the ferry slips and subway are ready;
The construction work on the sub
way at Avon, which will allow the
cars to pass the Southern Pacific and
Santa Fe lines also has been started.
The contract for a ferry boat te trans
port the cars across Sulsun bay from
Pittsburg to the Solano shore has been
swarded to an Oakland shipbuilding
firm. The war department has Issued
a permit for the construction of the
bridge at Chlpps island. *.
The management of the new line
hopes to make the run between Oak
land and Sacmmento in two hours, and
to obtain through traffic. The line will
open up a vast amount of territory
in the Mount Diablo country, which
has needed a method of marketing its
goods in the bay section.
The Southern Pacific company Is also
actively double tracking its road be
tween here and Sacramento and build
ing another ferry boat larger than the
Solano. This will be used in the
straits of Carquinea to transport trains.
Street rumor has it that the South
ern Pacific company has reopened con
sideration of plans for an arcade sta
tion on its' property bounded by Four
teenth, Thirteenth, Webster and"Frank
13 STORY BUILDING PLANNED
Another Improvement in the same
section will be a steel and concrete
building at the northeast corner of
Fourteenth and Webster streets, on the j
present site of Maple hall. Plans for
the building are being prepared by D.
Franklin Oliver. The building will be
35 feet square, the entire property be
ing 100 by 103 feet. Maple hall will
be moved to occupy the part of the
property facing Webster street. Oliver
Is one of the members of the Oakland
The first of next month will, see a
start on the demolishing of the old
First Presbyterian church building at
Fourteenth and Franklin streets. It
has not been determined yet what sort
of structure will succeed it, but the
owners have propositions for a theater
building, a business structure for
wholesale and retail purposes and a
store and office building.
Another building for the retail busi
ness section will be a 13 story building
at the northwest corner of Fifteenth
street and San Pablo avenue. It will
cost $160,000. being erected by the
United Cigar Stores company. The
company has leased the property, which
will have a frontage of 46 feet in Fif
teenth street and 69 feet in the ex
tension of Washington street, for 50
years, at a total rental of $800,000
from the Dunn estate. The frame
building now occupying the corner will
be torn down immediately.
SAX FRANCISCO OWNER SELLS
A lot In the west side of Broadway,
26 feet south of Seventeenth street,
has been sold by William Edwards of
San Francisco to W. B. Dunning, Sam
uel Bell McKee and Arthur G. Tasheira,
the consideration being $60,000. The
new owners have refused an offer for
the property, and say that they Intend
to build. The lot has a frontage of
26 feet in Broadway and extends
through to Telegraph avenue, on which
It has a frontage of 26 feet. The sale
was conducted by F. B. Maiden.
The William Delaney property, which
adjoins the Bauer apartments at the
southeast corner of Nineteenth street
and Broadway, will soon be improved
with a two story brick structure to be
built by F. T. McHenry. The building
will connect with two stores in Broad
way and have a frontage of 50 feet in
street and Broadway.
iipt bf the most Important of the
recent sales in the wholesale district
Is that of a lot 100 by 50 feet In the
south side of Fourth street, 75 feet
west of Webster street, by D. F. Mtn
*ey, for the account of J. Llchtenberg
to Kratz & Neppach. The price was
19,000. The new owners Intend to
erect a large building covering the lot
and the adjoining property, which Is
already owned by the purchasers, run
ning to Third street. The building will
be leased to a wholesale firm.
PIEDMONT OV BOOM
The city clerk of Piedmont reports
•Si buttdlng permits for residences Is
sued since January 1. the total value of
which is close to $500,000 and will
*r*acly exceed that before the end of
Anmng tha beautiful residences just
completed or In course of erection are
*i\4 James Moffltt house, costing about
*"Cs.»Cf>-. the Samuel Taylor hou«e, cost
tag about the same sum; the Arthur
Breed residence, which will cost $40,
--60 v, tlso Wiggtnton Creed place, costing
$20,000; the Al Higgins place, costing
about $20,00©; the residence of A. A.
Koore Jr., costing $35,000; the Starr.
Martin, Dow, Chlckerlng. Bliss and
Barnard places, costing between $10,
--»©0 and $20,000 eacfi.
■rb* Wallace M. Alexander residence
Is one of the show places in the
Parson* who have not visiasd Pled-
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j View of Wallace M. Alexander's residence in Crocker tract. Piedmont, j
Mont for six months will be amazed to
see the changes that have taken place
and the ever increasing beauty of this
hillslope park. Nowhere in California
are there more beautiful residences
than In the Crocker tract. €"he spacious
grounds, luxuriant foliage and ever
blooming gardens, Jhe beautiful back
ground of hills and the panorama of.
city and bay make this residence park
Mandana boulevard fu now complete
through Crocker highlands fcito Crocker
tract, so- that residents In this suburb
have direct access along the shore of
Lake Merritt from the heart of the
So rapid is the growth in Piedmont
that there is now comparatively little
of this high class property vacant and
The Wickham Havens firm reports
the completion of three miles of oil
macadam pavement in Its great Ha
venscourt property. One and one-half
miles Is composed of boulevards 80 and
100 feet in width, the remainder being
streets 50 feet In width. This firm also
reports the completion of two miles of
sidewalk. All sewers and water pipes
have been laid several weeks.
The recent rains have put the ground
In such condition that it is now possi
ble to place orange trees and palms
along the avenues. Palms to line 8,000
feet of boulevard have been ordered
and will be delivered this week. Orange
trees will be planted later in the sea
NEW STREETCAR LINE
A wide parking strip has been laid
out in East Fourteenth street and
planted with grass and shrubs.
Soon the East' Sixteenth streetcar
line will be added to the other trans
portation facilities of Havenscourt. Ac
cording to the agreement of the trac
tion company with the city, this line
must be in operation to Ignacio and
Trask avenues next month, and work
is being rushed.
This streetcar line will pass through
the center of Havenscourt, giving
transportation facilities at three points
in the property.
"When the annexation amendment
was defeated we were positive that we
had lost one sale, although we knew
we had made another to make up for
it," said Fred E. Reed of the Laymance
Real Estate company. "Not long before
election we had shown a beautiful
homesite to a man from the Interior
part of the state who had virtually
made up his mind to live in Oakland
and who had selected Rockridge. An
nexation talk was (hen getting warm.
Simplicity Marks Services at
Bier of Oakland's Pioneer
ALAMEDA, Nov. 15.—With the sim
plicity that was characteristic of his
life and which he- requested mark his
funeral services, the last rites for Jo
seph Knowland, pioneer lumberman
and father of Congressman Joseph R.
Knowland, were held this afternoon in
his late home, 2426 Lincoln avenue.
During the services the house was
thronged, and many who were unable
to find room remained outside until
the conclusion of the rites and then
entered the residence to pass before
Among the mourners were United
States Senator Perkins, state, county
and city officials, members of frater
nities with which Knowland was affili
ated and neighbors of 40 years' stand
ing. The floral offerings were numer
ous, many of them being of rare
beauty. They were sent by relatives,
friends, fraternal lodges, church or
ganizations, public officials, charitable
associations and business concerns with
which he had been connected.
Rev. Frank 8. Brush of the First
Presbyterian church delivered the eu
logy. In his remark* the mlniater re
ferred to the charitable disposition of
Knowland, his rugged honesty and
broad humanity. His home life was
pointed to as a model.
Rev. Horace E. Becks of the First
Methodist Episcopal church assisted.
Officials of Masonic societies of which
the pioneer was a member preceded
the cortege. The honorary pall bear
ers were Philip S. Teller, Elmer E.
Johnson, F. W. G. Moebus, D. W. Mar
tin, E. K. Taylor, F. H. E. O'Donnell,
E. C. Robinson, E. H. Morgan, all
Maaons. The casket bearers were D,
L. Randolph, James Cuzner, E. C.
Hutchinson, J. E. Baker, C. C. Steven
son and Harry Strachen.
The body was taken to an Oakland
crematory, where brief services were
held, Only relatives were present at
the cramatory. They were Congress
man Knowland, his daughter Eleanor
and Mrs. Lucille B. Knowland. The
widow waa unable to go to the cre
matory and remained at home with
Mrs. J. R. Knowland.
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FAIR OPENS TONIGHT
OAKLAND, Nov. 15.—St. Joseph's
Portuguese church will open ita fair ror
the benefit of the orphana this evening
at St Joseph's hall, 1102 Seventh street.
Four booths have been provided for the
dlaplays. The women in charge of
the fair are working hard for its auc*
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FranciMco and California in The
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1912,
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and he refused to, make a deposit on
the lot until that was settled.
"Just about the same time a man
who has been living on the other side
of the bay for several years, whose
business interests are all over there,
told us that he was prepared to buy
one of the large lots in Rockridge near
the Oakland and Antioch station, but
he qualified It by stating that If the
annexation amendment was defeated
he intended to stay across the bay, so
that he could have a voice in the gov
ernment where his business was situ
"Two days after election the first
man made his payment on the site.
We had expected him, but when the
second man walked into our office last
Tuesday and made his payment we
were somewhat surprised. He said
that after thinking it over he had de
cided he would rather Jive on this side
of the bay, whers his family could
enjoy all the beauty and comfort of
living in a place like Rockridge."
Several handsome homes will soon
be started in the Rockridge property
near the Oakland and Antioch. Work
on two homes in the eastern part of
the tract close to the Claremont Coun
try club car line is in progress.
BUILDING PERMITS SUMMARY
Following is the summary of build
ing permits for the week:
Classifications— Permits. Cos*.
One atory dwellings zl $42,600
One sad one-half stois- dwelling.. 1 2.000
Two atory dwellings.... 3 10.700
One atory sloree 2 2,600
One atory workshop 1 180
One atory garages.. 8 380
One atory stable..: 1 350
Concrete foundation 1 2.500
Total 34 $01,580
Berkeley Business Good
BERKELEY, Nov. 15.—George Friend,
sales manager of the Newell-Murdoch
company, holds a moat optimistic view
of the realty situation. 'Prospects
were never brighter than at present,"
he said. "Thousand Oaks properties
are in such splendid shape that we can
take our clients out, rain or shine.
Streetwork is about complete in all our
tracts and the sidewalks are being
laid In Thousand Oaks Heights. There
has been a noticeable increase in busi
ness since election. We closed several
large sales last week that had been
held up pending the outcome. We
I sold a block of lots in Northbrae tract
the first part of the month to an Oak
land contractor, who Intends building
model bungalows to sell on the easy
payment plan. When we took him out
to show him the property he was
amazed at-the amount of building and
the good transportation.'*
TO BE EXPLAINED
Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
Will Familiarize Voters
BERKELEY, Nov. 16.—1n order that
Berkeley citlsens may be fully in
formed as to the proposed municipal
water district, election petitions for
which are being prepared, the Berkeley
Chamber of Commerce has appointed a
special Investigating committee, which
will confer with city officials and water
experts in Oakland and Berkeley.
On the committee are Howard H.
Krueger, G. L. Schneider and T. H. Fal
lon. They win obtain complete data
as to the intent and scope of the water
district law, and will make their in
The chamber voted to send delegates,
who will be named later, to the coun
ties session of the California develop,
ment board in Oroville, December 9,
where a Butte county citrus fair will
The directors of the Berkeley Cham
ber of Commerce have adopted reso
lutions urging the federal government,
through the geographical bureau, to re
store the name of Yerba Buena. to the
bay island, which recently was mapped
officially as Goat island.
The reasons advanced by the cham
ber are those put forward by The Call,
that the distinctive nomenclature of
California cities, rivers. Islands and
mountains, derived from the old Span
ish occupation era, should be retained.
The directors voted unanimously in
favor of Yerba Buena, thus giving tha
hearty support of the organization to
The Call's flghf.
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OAKLAND GIRL IS
BRIDE IN NEW YORK
Marriage of Lyman F. Young of
San Francisco and Miss
OAKLAND, Nov. 15. —From New York
comes the announcement of the mar-
j riage of Miss Ann Woodbridge and Ly
j man Foster Toung of San Francisco.
The wedding took place Tuesday, the
service being read by Rev. George Clark
Houghton, rector of the Church of the
Transfiguration. The news of the mar
riage is of wide interest to many
friends about the bay, where the young
bride received her education. After
finishing in the Oakland high school
she entered Snail's seminary. The
Woodbridge family formerly lived here,
later going to Roseville. where they
had large property interests. The
daughter of the home was a frequent
guest In town and entertained a num
ber of the girls of the younger set
at her country home! Young belongs
to a well known family across the bay.
He Is a graduate of the University of
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After a summer's sojourn abroad,
Mrs. A. Lowndes Scott Is planning to
return to tha United States shortly.
She will not come to the coast this win
ter, to the regret of a wide circle of
friends in the smart *9t. She has ar
ranged to spend the season in Morris
town, N. J. Mrs. Scott before leaving
for Europe was widely feted by society.
She closed her Piedmont home for an
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The University assemhly
San Francisco will attract
a large number of the younger set
from this aide of tha bay, among whom
Miaa Etta Scbrock I Miss Helen Bonyon
Miss Grace Laymance IMisa Margaret Morblo
Miss Nina Hellbron Misa Dorothy Egbert
Mias Bernlce Taylor Miaa Margarita Baum
Mlea Carol Pardee
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The first dance of the Winter as
sembly was a function of the evening
which brought together 150 of the
younger set in Maple hall. The series
of dances which will take the place
of those given usually by the Junior
assembly will be under the patronage
of Mrs. William High, Mrs. Edward
M. Walsh, Mrs. Edgar Stone, Mrs. Louis
Cockroft, Mra. Louis GbirardelH. Mrs.
C. W. Armes Jr. and Mrs. George Borne
man. Among those who have been
asked to participate In the winter's
Miaa Helen High Miaa Edith M. A rones
Miaa Alison Stone Miaa Thoda Cockroft
Miaa Elva GnirardeM Miss Helen Coogan
Miaa J. Ghirardelli Miaa Gertrude Adams
Miaa Nellie Adam* Miaa Dora At water
Miaa Etna Muasei Mica Llla Lorell
Miaa Helen Acker Miss Phyllis Lovell
Miaa Dorothy Capw.-ii Miaa Anita Crellin
Miaa Helen Dabs*/ Miaa Lois Beekwith
Miaa Helen Brack Miaa Beralce BromwaU
Miaa Helen Goodall Miaa Priacilla Hall
Miaa Beth Hart • Miaa Blna Moaeley
Mias Martha Earl Miaa Ellae Posey
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Miss Ethel Moore, the fiancee of Clar
ence Woodbury, was the motif for a
lavender luncheon yesterday, over
which Misa Doris Fuller presided as
hostess. Covers were laid for:
Miaa Moore Miaa Clair* Bowen
Mra. rhlllp Hesa Jr. Miaa Vinton Bowen
Mra. George Freer Miaa Katharine Fink
Misa Alice P. Smith I Miaa Fuller
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Friends "showered" the bride to be
with dainty handkerchiefs to add to
Wednesday Miss Caro Simonson hon
ored Miss Moore at a linan shower at
her home In Alameda, when she asked
a dosen friends to meet her informally
at a thimble bee. Among the guests
were: Mrs. Shirley Meserve, formerly
Miss Edith Porter, who, with her hag
band, has been spending a fortnight in
the bay cities from her home In south
ern California; Mrs George jrrear, Mra
Frederick Stuart, Mrs. William Clark.
Miss Pauline Baldwin and Miss Edith
Mrs. Elliot B. Davis will t*ye an in
formal dance tomorrow evening; at The
Ferns, and has asked a half hundred
of the married set to accept her hos
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Mrs. Carl Rhodin has sent out cards
for a tea at her home in Alameda on
Friday afternoon next. Including friends
from the cities bordering the bay.
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With Mra. Beverly Wilder and Mrs.
Richard Stuart Dyer-Bennett as her
guests of honor. Miss Elsa Schilling
entertains tomorrow at a tea. In Mrs.
Dyer-Bennett's honor Miss Mildred Kel
logg has Invited a half hundred guests
to a house dance tomorrow evening.
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Miss Margaret Moore and Miss Hazel
Palmanteer will share In the honors of
the large tea which Miss Anna Spring
Will give tomorrow afternoon In Town
and Gown clubhouse in Berkeley. Miss
Palmanteer, who returned from abroad
but a few weeks ago, will Join the
ranks of the January brides. Miss
Moore and her mother, Mrs. A. A.
Moore will leave shortly on an ex
tended tour, which will take them to
the canal sons before continuing their
BERKELEY, Nov. 15. —Engraved
cards sent to her intimate girl friends
aerved Miss Florence Beck, the daugh
ter of Mr. end Mrs. Madison Beck of
1613 Scenic avenue, to announce her en
gagement to Frederick Earl Eastman, a
civil engineer of Fresno. Miss Beck
has fixed no date for the marriage.
The bride elect is a popular society
girl of this and other bay cities, and
is a talented musician.
Her fiance, tha son of Dr. and Mrs.
W. Eastman of Sonora, was graduated
from the college of engineering of the
University of California in 1910.
"U" ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY
PLANS ANNUAL CONCERT
BERKELEY, Nov. 15.—The Uni
versity of California orchestral society,
conducted by Choragus Paul Stelndorff,
will give its fourth a/inual concert at
Hearst hall next Wednesday evening.
Miss Fannie M. Bailey, an. accomplished
soprano, and Herbert Riley, cellist, will
be the artists.
Miss Bailey sang in the Greek the
ater performance of Rossini's "Stabat
Mater." Riley recently returned from
Europe, where he studied under famous
The orchestra last appeared in pub
lic when the English club gave "Sher
wood." the organization providing the
MEETS IN OAKLAND
County Branch of League Begins
Two Days* Session
OAKLAND, Nov. 15.—The two days'
session of the Epworth League alliance
of Alameda county opened this evening
In the Eighth Avenue Methodist church,
Eighth avenue and East Seventeenth
street. Tomorrow the session will be
held In the West Berkeley Methodist
Episcopal church. Byron street near
University avenue, Berkeley, where an
afternoon and evening program will be
given. The program In the Oakland
church was Instituted with a praise
service led by A. J. Williams, chorister.
The program included musical numbers,
stereopticon views and an address on
"The Picture Gallery of the Bible," by
Rev. H. E. Becks, D. D.
The Saturday afternoon program,
which starts at 2:30 o'clock, includes a
debate, sketches from books and a
banquet. The guests of honor will be
Rev. H. E. Becks, D, D.; Rev. W. P.
Grant, Rev. W. H. Lloyd, Rev. H. X
Hamilton, Rev B. B. Connor and Rev.
George A. Brlce, new pastors in Ala
meda county. The evening will Include
department conferences, music and an
address on "Eye Witnesses of Christ's
Majesty," by Rev. J. H. N. Williams.
The following is the cabinet of the
President. Percy F. Morris. Oakland; secre
tary, Harry Flnkle. Berkeley; spiritual de
partment. J. Homer Woolser, Oakland; world
evangelism. Misa Elsie Gonn, Oakland; mercy
and help, Misa Alice M. Hay. Alameda; social
and literary, Mies Blanche Bowers, Oakland;
finance department. E. L. Bnzseli, San Leandro;
chorister, A. J. Williame, Oakland; Jnnlor league
superintendent. Miss Jessie M. Cole, Berkeley;
financial secretary Seamen's Best, N. P. F.
THREE TRAINS CRUSH
FIREMAN OF BERKELEY
Wheels Further Mangle Thomas
Fallon's Body After Death
BERKELEY", Nov. 15.—Death under
the wheela of a Southern Pacific train
was the fate of Thomas Fallon, a mem
ber of the Berkeley fire department,
who was taking his day off duty. Fal
lon was struck by a train at Third and
Cordelia street and his body was not
found until two other trains had
passed over the remains.
Because Fallon was on his day off he
was not missed from his station, engine
house No. 6, a block from the crossing
where he was killed. It Is presumed
that he was on .Mis way to the fire
house when he was run down.
J. F. O'Keefe, a flagman, found the
body early this morning, Just in time
to flag a fourth train and prevent fur
Fallon was 26 years old and was un
married. He lived at 1311 Second
street, across the tracks from the fire
house. He had a high record in the
department for service and sobriety.
PROPOSED NEW MEAT
BERKELEY, Nov. 15.—Dr. A. F.
Gillihan, president of the board of
health, announced this morning that
the proposed new meat Inspection ordi
nance prepared by experts for the
healtli board would be submitted to the
city council for passage next Tuesday.
A food, meat and milk Inspector will
be appointed to enforce the ordinance.
Lincoln Market. Berkeley fliir fithor MurfcpfS Lincoln Market. San Franclsjco
Saratoga Market, Snn Jose UU| UU,B ' mfll R « ls MentDept.. Long's Mkt., S. F.
Mm fiffJc \m A «S> mT^F/1
Con Sts, Oakland
Trade Here and Cut the
High Post off Living
MEATS HAMS, ETC.
SPRING LAMB Sugar Cured California Hams,
Hindquarter 15c per lb. 1754 c per lb. by the ham.
Forequartcr 10c per lb. Eastern Sugar Cured No. 1 Hams;
MUTTON " every one guaranteed; Washihg
ru',~m n t m.~* .»»■*-—.««. ton or Lincoln brands, 19c per
Choice Legs Mutton.. .1254cper lb. .. X .. . *
Mutton Loin Roast.... lie per lb. Q '°\ °J £'Vf'S* . „xl„ „.. Ik
Prime Racks of Mutton 10c per lb. Sir, \I?A S2 k
Mutton Shoulder Roast 6c per lb. ? a °" c J r c n ss £?"**« *°" s r S£j ?£
Mutton Stew sib..for2sc *£j™ £&' CUred ' 24c
Choice Steer Beef Quality FRESH PORK
Prime Rib Roast 15c.perlb. Pork Shoulder Roast., lie per lb.
Prime Rib Roast Rolled; Pork Shoulder Chops.. 1254 c per lb.
all bones out 17$»cperlb. Fresh Legs of Pork or
Shoulder Roast, boned. 1254 c per lb. Fresh Hams 14c per lb.
Sirloin Steaks 1754 c per lb. Loins of Pork, by the whole
Round Steaks 15c per lb. or half loin 1654 c per lb.
Rib Steaks 1254 c per lb. Pork Loin Chops 1754 c per lb.
OYSTERS Leaf Lard 12*acperfiT.
Eastern Oysters, select.2oc per do*. " TURKEYS
Extra select ..30cperdoz. Fresh Dressed California
WILD GAME TODAY Turkeys 25c per lb.
Mallards 75c to 90c each Fresh Dressed Eastern
Sprig 75c each Hens 2254 c per lb
9th and Washington Street*, Oakland.
Miss Fannie M. Bailey, who
will be one of the soloists at uni
BRIDGE WORK END
Rains Will Menace Uncompleted
Structure in Miles; County
OAKLAND, Nov. 15.—That $30,000
worth of work paid for by the county
of Alameda to tbe Locke Construction
company on the new bridge in Niles
would be Jeopardized by the winter
freshets if continued, was a report by
County Surveyor Haviland to the board
of supervisors today. The construction
is so far in arrears that the erection
of false work and the pouring of con
crete for the five arches might result
In the collapse of the structure in case
of high water.
"The county has paid for those piers,"
said Haviland, "and they probably
would be damaged beyond repair if
the false work or the green concrete
should be carried away." Haviland
suggested that work on the bridge be
held up until next year after the rains.
A. C. F. Locke, head of the Locke
company, explained that be lost much
time through changing from a plan of
driving concrete piles on which to place
the piers, to the alternative plan of ex
cavating to bedrock for solid concrete
Supervisor Daniel J. Murphy, In whose
district the bridge lies, accused Locke
of failing to get his force working at
good speed, of poor management and
of inconveniencing the public in. case
the bridge is not completed before the
"Persons living south of Niles, who
wish to use the road to Oakland, will
be cut off unless the bridge Is finished,"
Murphy said. "I believe the bridge
can be completed in time if the Locke
The board decided to let the matter
rest until Monday. Hiviland suggested
that the Southern Pacific company
might consent to a temporary foot
bridge on the railway bridge at Nllea.
The providing for a temporary bridge
Is up to the Locke company. The con
tract expires December 1.
HOTEL BALE CALLED OFT—Oakland. Nor. 13.
Tbe highest bid en the old Hamilton hotel, a
three atory structure at the Intersection of
Fifteenth street and San Pablo avenue, which
la to be moved to make way for the opening- of
Washington street to Fifteenth street, was
$275. as announced today by W. J. Baecu*.
commissioner of streets. Baccus thinks that
the building Is worth at least 12.000. He called
the sale off and blda will be again asked for.
TO KEEP BABES
Divorce Defendant Makes Pa
thetic Appeal When She Fears
Losing Children 4
OAKLAND. Nov. 13.— Hugging* child
of 3 years, Mrs. Mabel Hart wept at
the county clerk's office today, in the
belief that she had lost the custody of
three other children while nursing an
111 sister. Mrs. Hart is party to a di
vorce action filed by Emmet Hart, busi
ness agent for a teamsters' union.
"How can I get my children back?"
•she exclaimed, sobbing. "I had to leave
the three with Mr. Hart's mother.
"My v husband only wants to get rid
of mebecause he likes another woman
better. His charges are not true,
have four children, and he said I spent
most of my time staying out nights.
When did I get time to stay out. with
such a family, and my ) slst-r so far
gone with consumption?"
A. E. Johnstone, deputy county clerk,
looked up the action and reported that
no default had been recorded. He ad
vised Mrs. Hart to consult an attorney
and told her that she would not losie
the custody of her children, for the
present, at least.
Gladys R. Church filed a complaint
for divorce against Robert G. Church
today, alleging that he threw silver
ware at her, broke furniture and
slapped her face.
Desertion was alleged by Marie Hun
ter against Vernon V. Hunter ip a
Christana Gehb secured a final decree
from Julius Gehb today.
Minnie Port sued for divorce from
Charles Port, charging cruelty, staying
away nights, and that he told her he
was sorry he married her.
Cruelty was alleged by Nellle'Gilles
pie against W. S. Gillespie, a carpenter.
There ffe only one Independent
newspaper In San Franclnco—The
Announcement is hereby made
that Sydney Ayres will give the
snm of $1,000 in gold, for a
vaudeville sketch, which will be
suitable for his use over the Or
phenm Circoit, next season.
Sydney Ayres begins a ''Wei
come Home" engagement of one
week at the Oakland Orpheum
next Snnday, in his own western
play, written and staged by him
AH sketches in this one thon
sand dollar competition should
be forwarded to the Orpheum at
A committee of newspaper and
theatrical men, including Leigh
D, Bruckart, W. A. Curtis, Adam
H. Shirk, Leo LeTy and Guy
Smith will pass on all sketches
submitted. This committee will
select the ten best sketches.
These will be submitted to Mr.
Ayres for his final approval.
No sketch should be over 80
minutes long. The sketch should
take into account Mr. Ayres' per
sonality, his style, manner and*
the roles in which he has had
most success. The competition
will close on Saturday, Novem
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