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OAKLAND. Jan. IS.— P. A. Johnson and O*»orge L. Holand to-day fll^d answer in the Buit brought against them by Johh L. Da vie, wherein the latter asks for an orrounting. involving the old Davfe Freight and Express Line. Defendants deny that there ever existed a ropart nersnip between themselves and Mr. Da vie, or that they owe the latter any thing. Tried to Beat Out His Brains. OAKLAND, Jan. IS.— Thomas Murphy, a live-day prisoner for vagrancy at tho County Jail. sitttmpt»>d to commit suicide to-night, trying to beat his brains out against the walls of his rell. He was re moved to the Receiving Hospital, where lie will b*» held for examination as to his f anlty. Murphy Is 30 years old and claims to hall from San Francisco. Sent to Insane Asylums. OAKLAND. Jan. 18— John Knos. a Newark youth of 16 years, whose father complains that the boy possesses a pench ent for destroying all hi;; hou.sehold furni ture, was committed to the insane asylum at Stockton to-day. Mm. M.-iry Shelter, who tried to Jump c»ff the ferry steamer Berkeley because »-he was homelcr*. friendless and too weak to work, was committed to Agnews Asy lam by .lu<lge Ogden to-day. She was ex amined by Or?. JJut^au and Webster, and Tho former said he ronsldered Die woman blameless for dfslrinjr rieath under the cir cumstances Fh* related. Philanthropist Notifies the Free Library Trustees to Draw on Him for the Money. CARNEGIE'S GIFT AWAITS OAKLAND OAKLAND. Jan. IS.— John G. Hoyt, president of the Board of Trustees of the Oakland Free Library, received to-day the following letter: NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 1900. John G. Hoyt Esq., President of the B ard of Free Pub lic Library, Oakland, Cal. — Dear Sir: I congratulate you upon the wise action of the city. Your drafts in sums of $5,000 each upon our R\ A. Franks, Carnegie Building, Pittsburg, will be duly honored up to the amount of $50,000. These drafts are to be drawn from time to tims to pay for the building as it prog resses. With renewed congratulations, always very truly your 3, Test Again Postponed. OAKLAND. Jan. IS.— The test of tho Kobcrts wells at San Lorenzo has gone over until next Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. City Engineer Clement has not vet selected a man to act as chief in- of tho trst. He will do so, how ever, before the work Is commenced. City Chemist Selected. OAKLAND. Jan. IS.-J. H. Hurd has been wlpctod by the Hoard of Health a« city chemist to till the vacancy create by the resignation of I. M. Tolman, who ha* entered the pervice of th« United Btatcs Government «t Washington. LODGE OPPOSES BENEFITS. The Applicant Is Bich and Is Now in an Insane Asylum. OAKLAND. Jan. IS.— The question of a rich man's right to sick benefits from a secret order while he In an inmate of an insane nylum is presented in the case of Frederick \\". Mowry, whore guardians. I'rank Otis and Thomas C. Huxley, to-day liled thHr fir.st report and account: Uovry w:is declared an incompetent last Z.lay and the inventory fiied by his guard- Is r:s shows his estate to be worth about i'.r>.Ki>). According to the guardians' re j>ort he was a member r,i Mission Peak Ixxipe No. 114, I. O. O. F.. at the time of Ms onmmitment to Agnews Asylum. The guardians made claim against the. lodge i<*r payment of sick benefits. Recently Howry attended the I. O. O. F. Jubilee in San Francisco ;ind then visited his old borne -at Irvingion. The lodge contends that a man without a business, having no on«» dependent upon him and possessed of a. $30.0:/j estate, and wiio is being treated at an asylum for his own bcnelit, is r.ot entitled to benefits from a lodge. « WOMEN'S EXCHANGE TO CHANGE LOCATION OAKLAND, Jan. IK— The sales and lunch rooms e>f the Women's Exchange <ir^ to bo removed from the present loca tion on Broadway to the building recently vacated by the Schreib^r hurr.itur? Com j ;;n\ , ;\t the corner of Thirteenth and Franklin streets. There will be more < "xr.tti'Xlious quarters at the latter place, iind the Iccteased business which has Utely come to the association will be more- easily handled. Special tables v.ill be reserved for pri vaU- p:irti<s and also for school children. Arrangement* will also b? made to sorve ;. Quick luncheon to business men who are in a hurry, and everything possible vill be done for patrons. LEFT HIS FORTUNE TO HIS DEAREST FRIENDS OAKLAND, Jan. IS.— Charles A. Post, formerly a conductor for the Southern Pacific Company, died in New York City on December 2, leaving an estate in Cali forr.ia valued at $25,000, but no kin to whom he might have bequeathed his for tune. On the day of his demise he Pigned his deathbed will, which was filed for rrcbato to-day by Albert \Y. Avery and Margaret L. Herriott of this city, who are named as executors. Their petition lor letters recites, that the estate ir.cludes Lot Angeles County realty worth $5000 and $15.<wu on deposit in an Oakland bank; that testator was never married and U ;>v< * r.n relatives. Mr. Post was El years old at the time of his death. The will was witnessed by Kmil Schneelock of Brooklyn and F. "\Vayland Ayerxf New York City, and by It* terms ?50>> oach is horju^athed to Mrs. I ¦ r 1< Ija A. Miner of New Haven. Conn.; Orson S. Harbor and ll rs. Margaret L. Barher <;f l*asadena; a go!d watch and cfeain to Osrar D. Miner of New York. i.nd the- residue to Mrs. Maria L. Herriott cf Oakland. Mayor and Councilmen Say It Opens the Way for Improvement of the City. . CHITTENDEN SENDS HIS BEST WISHES OAKLAND. Jan. IS.— Henry A. Chittenden. who first presenter! the needs of Oakland to Mr. Car negie and secured for the city the $50,000 gift. Is at present in Yuma. Ariz., where he has gone for his health. He is a newspaper man. and for years was with the New York Herald and was editor of the Mil waukee Times. Some years ago he took up his residence in Oakland. an*l It was with a determination of doing something for his new home that he made the move that secured the libr.i ry to Oakland. From Yuma Mr. Chit tenden has sent the following: "YUM A. Ariz.. Jan. I?.— Alameda County Bureau San Francisco Call, Oakland: It was like Oakland's great friend and well wisher to respond so promptly with his check to our city' 3 Compliance with his reasonable condi tions on behalf of our free public li brary. May the example of business like promptitude inspire and mold all the actions of our library authorities, kindle anew our citizens' proved pub lic spirit and speedily endow Mrs. Gleason and Mrs. Glnn with double the $5000 they are asking for a chil dren's room." HENRY A. CHITTENDEN. remainder of the city. It has moved Oak land to new acts and to a hearty support of the bonding proposition, that means co much. There were two unselfish acts In con nection with this gift of Andrew Carnegie to Oakland. One was the effort made by Henry A. Chittenden to secure the Rift from Mr. Carnegie, and the other was the effort of the lcdies of the Ebell Society to furnish a site for the proposed build ing. Mr. Chittenden came to Oakland a fc-v years ago and was impressed with the necessity of a new library. Knowing An drew Carnegie had endowed some public libraries and having an acquaintance with the great steel magnate, he, as a plain citizen of Oakland, laid these necessities before Mr. Carnegie. As a result Mr. Carnegie offered Oakland $50,000 for a li brary if the site would be furnished for the building. Then the ladles of the Ebell Society took up their work. After the men of Oakland had failed the woman's club went to work and raised $20,000. pur chased the site and presented it to the city of Oakland. Mr, Carnegie was noti fied, nnd to-day his answer was receivt-d Instructing the city of Oakland to draw upon li!s 1 rankers for the money promised Mr. Chittenden. And co Oakland's new era has dawned] and it remains for t'.ie city to bring the full noontide of pros perity ar<l improvement. The Information Mating that the gift fund from Mr. CRrnejrle was available wns received by President Hnyt of the lir.'inl of Library Trustees to-day. President Hoyt says plans for tho li brary will be asked for at once and build ing will be commenced as snnn as possi ble. No delay will be permitted and every eiTort will be made to have the work fully under way by spring. Councilman Felton Taylor commenced the necessary legislation at the last meet ing of the Council, when he introduced the following ordinance: An ordinance authorizing the use of cer tain land for the purpose of erecting and malntalnlnK thereon a building or buildings for the Oakland Free Public Library and Reading Rooms, and also authorizing and directing the Hoard of Library Trustees to equip and maintain thereon such buildinßs as may be necessary for such library and readlnsr rocms. the cost thereof to b« pay able from the library funds. The structure Is to be located upon the land presented to the city by the Ebell Society, at the southwest corner of Grove and Fourteenth streets. The proposed ordinance was referred to the Ordinance and Judiciary Committee. That branch of the Council will take fa vorable action upon the measure as soon as it meets. It will then go before the municipal legislative body and will I receive unanimous indorsement. The matter will then go before the Board of Library Trustees, which will secure the necessary plans and proceed with the work. OAKLAND IS GRATEFUL FOR THE GIFT OF CARNEGIE. GRAND JURY'S REPORT IS BARE OF SENSATIONS Makes a Number of Recommendations. ? Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 90S Boardway, Jan. 13. The Grand Jury Impaneled October 5, IS9O, to-day presented its final report to Judge Greene. The document contained nothing sensational, no indictments and makes the following recommendations: County Infirmary— That a new "women'i ward" be erected at once. County Jail— That minors be separated from other criminals ar.'l that three Jailers instead of two be emDloyed. County Coroner— That bodies b« not removed from private houses at the county's expense, except in ttie case of lnJlgent3. Justices of the I'eace — That payment of "John Doe" warrants not in correct form be. denieil and that the L*"si-*latur«? be urs?e.i to place Justices and constables uniier salaries. County Clerk— That money in the hands of Clerk Jordan received from "old probate fund" be banked in Frank C. Jordan's name. County Clerk of Alameda County. County Assessor— That hereafter the Assessor turn over the entire original personal property tax roll to the Auditor, j aid or unpaid. County Auditor— That he demand from the Assessor the complete orifftnal personal prop erty tax roll, paid or unpaid. The subjoined report of the Grand Jury's expert. N. G. Sturtevant. discloses nothing- more alarming than a few cleri cal errors in the bonds of some officers. County Expert Kullock Is complimented as "very careful, watchful, and rendering valuable services to the county." THE SAN FKAXOISCO CALL, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1900. WAS A DESERTED CHILD-BRIDE OF AN ALL-NIGHTER Susie Wigg Is Given a Divorce Decree. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, SOS Broadway, Jan. IS. Puprrior Judge Ogden to-day granted a decree of divorce to Susie Wigg, the chlld liride of George H. Wigg. on the ground cf desertion. The couple were married in Portland. Or.. August 4. 1696, after a short acquaint ance. Mrs. Wigg. who at that time wis Susie Wensley. had scarcely passed htr sixteenth birthday, and the" groom, aped £3 years, was a painter. When Wigg pressed his suit for the heart and hand of the girl her mother interposed objec tions, and when marriage was proposed Mrs. Wcnsley emphatically refused to jrive her consent to the union. The girl's lather. however. manifested a more lenient disposition, and banking their hopes on this the young lovers eloped and •were married. The season of their matrimonial biles ¦was of short duration, for attt-r a f« w lirlef months the husband began acquir ing the habit of staying out late of r.ishts. An investigation showed that he found more pleasure shuffling cards at a green covered table than in the comforts of Ms newly made home and status. Soon pro visions at the Wigg household became so scarce that the child-wife was compelled to knock at the parental door, seek fqr piveness at the hands of her mother, who had frowned upon her match, and ask for Finally in October IS?S. the erring all nighter absolutely deserted his young Vride. He informed her that he propose! to enlist in the Oregon regiment and sail for Manila. Mrs. Wigg and her parents promptly removed to Oakland, and after paining a residence he-re the deserted child-bride filed suit to have dissolved the bonds that had been so hastily entered into. The plaintiff was granted permis sion to resume her maiden name. Suit for a divorce was commenced to day by Marie Stewart against George D. Fiewart. The complaint, prepared by At torney D. Mitchell, alleges desertion. NEWS OF THE BAY CITIES OAKLAND ALMEDA COUNTY BERKELEY OAKLAND, Jan. 18.— In a drawing-room garlanded with pink roses • and smilax Miss Florence Mayhew. the beautiful daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Mayhew, became the bride to-night of Lowell E. Hardy. The bride's grandfather. Rev. H. A. Mayhew, of Sacramento, a retired min ister, performed the ceremony, in the presence of the two interested fami lies and a few very old friends. Miss Mayhew, who has been counted one of the most charming belles of the younger society set, was gowned In a simple but dainty dress of white organdie, trimmed with white satin ribbon, which had performed the same ofllce for her mother. She wore a veil of tulle and carried a shower bouquet of white flciir de lis, tied with tulle streamers. Her bridesmaid, Miss Rozelle Nicholson, was In white organdie over green and carried a shower bouquet of ferns. Mr. Hardy was attended by Fritz Catton, as best man, and received his bride from Judge Myrick of San Francisco, who. as a relative, performed this pretty ofllce. The wholo service was simplicity Itself, yet was one of tho prettiest of the year. Congratulations followed it, and then the guests were served with light refreshments. Mr. and Mrs. Hardy left later for Dutch Flat, where they will make their home, and where Mr. Hardy Is Interested In the drug business. They will take no wedding tour beyond this home journey, and will on their arrival at once arrange their residence. The bride is a graduate of the Oakland High School, as is Mr. Hardy. The latter extended his studies to the chemistry department of the Uni versity of California to fit him for his profession. He Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. I* J. IJardy and has numerous friends both hero and In his future home CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT ST. FRANCIS CHURCH The long deferred Christmas festival for the benefit of St. Francis Sunday school was held last evening In tho large hall beneath that well known church and netted a round sum. An excellent pro gramme, consisting of literary and musi cal numbers, was presented, as was also an operetta entitled "Tables Turned." and the efforts of those who participated were greatly "appreciated by the audience that tilled the hall. Following was the pro gramme: Selections, Orpheus Strlne Club; tenor solo, Richard Hunt; piano solo. Frank Lauinger; "Colleen and Lof>sli>," Miss Bessie McDevitt (pupil of Mrs. Orr); vlnlln solo, Rudolph RuefT; recitation. W. O'Brien; son*, selected. Fred O'Connell. Operetta, "Tables Turned"—Dra matis pereonae: Miss Kathryne Campbell, Miss Constance Fisher, Miss Anita Gleason, Miss Maud KUcommon. little Ella de Andres, Miss Charlott« Gand, Miss Helen Chase, Miss Afrnes Johnson. Miss Terea Wallace. Miss Edith Dayly. Froet sprltes-»lrene Thlele, Mary Gia- nettonl. Mamie Melntyre, Norah Bruno, Millie Black. Rnowflakes — Ella Melntyre. Anita Chris tlanson, PtPlla Hynes. Viola HefTrln. Nations- America, Miss May Markel; Ireland, Miss Delia McKay: Africa, Miss Ethel Hynes; France Mlrs Hazel Gleg; Germany, Mips Mary Peter con: Italy, Miss Hattlc Glanettonl; Russia Miss Eth"l Fchape; China. Mlbs Ames Mc- Mahon. White rabbits— Masters Ilyan and Dn Andres. TO CLEAR ITSELF OF DEBT. Benefit Entertainment Being Ar ranged by the Seamen's Cath olic Institute. A number of ladles and gentlemen who aro interested In the Seamen's Catholic Institute are arranging to give an enter tainment and dance at Native Sons' Hall during trie latter part of February. The object Is to pay off a debt that is now hanging over the organization. Among those who have the management of the benefit are Mrs. M. 11. de Young, Mrs. Richard Carroll, Mrs. M. A. Tobln. Mrs. Samuel Rainey, Mrs. Welch, Dr. W. F. McNutt and W. R. Whittier. Among those who will participate in the programme will be a number of favorites from the local theaters, besides such well known entertainers as Peter Howell. El ton Lambert. Edward Krelss, E. Hogan, George Cheney, William Moore, James Sullivan. Charles Nounan, George Wal lace. Mr. Nelson, Harry Sullivan, Frank Hergez. George Collins, Herbert Krelss. Dr. J. F. Smith. Clarence Berry, "William Radlgan, George Krelss and the Colum bia quartet. The Institute was established a little more than two years ago by the Catholic Truth Society, and Its object is to pro vide a place where seafaring men of every creed and color can spend their spare time pleasantly and profitably. The head quarters are at 9 Mission street. FRUIT GROWERS MAY DO THEIR OWN SHIPPING Object to the Rail road's Rates. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 908 Broadway, Jan. IS. The fruit growers of Eden Township have combined to fight the exorbitant frHght rates imposed by the Southern Pacific on their products shipped over that road. They will charter a steamer, which will make daily trips from Roberts Landing in West San Lorenzo to San Francisco. Not only do the fruit growers of that district, which comprises Hay wards, San Lorenzo and San Iveandro, complain of the excessive freight rates, but of the slowness of the transportation also. They assert that it takes twelve hours to ship a box of fruit from San Lorenzo to San Francisco, and it is nearly Impossible to get perishable vegetables to market be lorc they are withered. Nearly all of the loading ranchers of Kdr>n Township have signified their will ingness to enter into the scheme. It has not yrt I e?n determined what vessel will be secured for the purpose of opposing the Southern Pacific, but it is probable' that the steamer San Lorenzo will be char tered. / COURT NOTES. Next Wednesday Judge Troutt will hear the petition of Mrs. Nettle R. Craven for a family allowance from the estate of the late James G. Fair. Mrs. Genevleve Goad-Martin has peti tioned the Superior Court for leave to dis pose of certain stocks, horses, carriages and fixtures of the estate of her late hus band, Andrew D. Martin, In order that certain pressing claims against the estate may be met. OAKLAND. Jan. IS.— Andrew Carr.e gie to-day Instructed the city of Oakland to draw upon him for $5*, 000 for the new free library build ing, to be located upon the site purchased for the city by the ladies of the Ebell So ciety. With this act the future of Oak land'! dream, a new library building. !s assured. Nothing is now left but to be gin the work of preparing plans and ccn structir.g the building. This will be done at once. With this gift from a non-resident of the city a new era seems to have dawn?d upon Oakland. From the very moment, six months ago. when Henry A. Chltten den. an Oakland newspaper man. secured this gift from Mr. Carnegie. Oakland tooK on a new life. Following Immediately upon this gift was secured a public build ing and a tlte for the city, wth J300.000 to be Invested by the Federal Government In this work. Then came the awakening over the bonding proposition, with a new City Hall, parks, boulevards and better streets and sewers in the Immediate fu ture. The gift of so large a sum from a man who has never been within the borders seems to have acted as a stimulus to the UNION CLOAKMAKERS MEET. Consider How to Break Down the Barriers Set Against Them. by Employers. The Cloakmakers' Union of San Fran cisco met last night at 117 Turk street to devise means to meet the action of the three combined cloak dealers who locked out their employes yesterday because they refused to abandon the union. The three firms which. It was said at the meeting, are determined not to em ploy union men are Meyer Bros., 7 and 9 Battery street; Davidson & Miller, 731 Guests of Commercial Travelers. Union Square Hall was crowded last night with the members and friends of the San Francisco Commercial Travelers' Association, on the occasion of its an nual entertainment and dance. The af fafr was strictly Invitational. The dancing of two little misses— Queenie Tilton and Gladys Montague was the prettiest feature of the pro gramme. F. J. Byrne, Fred Grifflng Frank Weston. T. W. Hlckey and Messrs La faille. Hrackett and|Rhodes were each warmly applauded for their efforts. The success of the gathering was largely due to the general committee, composed of E. Dunn, H. 11. Becker. H. Heinz. Nick Marisch. B. O. Frederick, C. B. Tarrant and C. B. Torres. GRAND INSTALLATION. Last night more than 2.7 X) people In Na tive Sons' Hall witnessed the public In stallation of the officers of Golden Gat 1 ! Camp. Woodmen of the World. The main hall was tastefully decorated In white, pale blue and ferns and flowers, and over the stage were th» words "Welcome to Golden Gate Camp, Woodmen of the World." There was an overture, followed by the singing of the Woodmen's ode by the ono thousand members of the camp. Then followed a short address of welcome atid a drill by the degree team of the camp in full uniform. The following named of ficers were then installed by M. T. Moses. Fred T. Phelps, past consul commander: Thomas F. <Juinlan. consul commander; Ed ward R. Knceiman. advisor lieutenant; A. J. \v>lnert. banker; IV Oliver Jr., clerk; John Boyle. BFslytant clerk: F. E. Trimble, escort; l>r. Z. T. Malahy, watchman; David Brown, pentry: J. F. Hrleht. V. G. rtaymoure, E. B. Wlllcox. managers; r>r. C. J. Patton, Dr. E I* Battelle, Or. R. M. H. Berndt. Dr. A. D. Mcl>fnn, I>r. \V. IV Durnham. Dr. 7.. T. Mala by. Dr. A. Mll<*s Taylor, camp physicians. A magnificent jewel was presented to Pflpt Consul Commander F. T. Phelps. The. ceremonies concluded, dancing fol lowed, but the main hall not being largo enough to accommodate all who wished to whirl in the waltz, the banquet hall was turned into a dance hall, and more than three hundred couples danced there until midnight. The affair was a grand success in t-very Fpnsp and was under the control of the following named: General committee— l>. Oliver Jr., Oeorg* J FtmnK. A. T. ljove. V. O. Haymnure, J. 8. I'atter/win. Reception committee — George J Hlrovg. chairman; T. P. Qulnlnn. T. C. Galney, O. Olson. George 11. Wilson. F. K. Teeter, Hirhanl Fahy. F. T. Phelps, W. E. Klmball, Alfred J. Fritz, William Krause, Georire H Cabanlsx, J. F. Bright, E. D. Melvin. W. H Dick, W. B. Currier, L. 8. Iliab<\ John Boyle. Floor manager— V. O. Itaymoure. Floor com mittee—Dr. F. P. Ashworth. E. R. Enpelman, J. J. Mitchell. J. J. Peterson. J. J. McCarthy, Dr. A. D. McLean, A. E. Graupnec Home Rules the World. OAKLAND. Jan. 18.-Mrs. B. Fay Mills purprlsed the Oakland Club yesterday during a discussion upon the "New Woman." "The gr«»at reforms of the present day will not l»e effected by the suffragists of to-day," paid Mrs. Mills, "but by the woman who Is true to her home life and to her home duties. The greatest good will come from the. home. The woman in the home is the most powerful factor in the development of the times." Only In rare instances 13 corporal pun- ishment permitted in Russia. LOWELL E. HARDY WEDS MISS MAYHEW FENCING OFF A SECTION OF LAKE MERRITT Cutting Drives Piles Around a Claim. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 908 Broadway, Jan. 18. Another move was made on Lake Merritt to-day, when Francis Cutting, who owns the property at 14^4 Harrison street, backing upon Lake Merritt, began driving piles into the lake, fencing off a considerable portion of the water surface. The property thus fenced off is triangular in shape and is claimed by Mr. Cutting. The fencing is being done because Mr. Cutting fears that the city Is about to make some move to clear its title to the Lake Merritt lands and he wishes to bo in technical possession of the section of the lake frontage claimed by him. This driving of .piles into the lake was noticed by Street Superintendent M. K. Miller, who at once reported the fact to the Board of Public Works as follows: "I beg leave to report that piles are being driven in Lake Merritt (presumably by Mr. Cuttincr) on lhe south line of Twentieth street, from the shore easterly, with the evident intention of fencing in a piece of land not covered by the waters of the lake." This is now a piece of land above water, but It is in that section to which Coun cilman Taylor referred when he made his original move against those who have jumped the lake frontage. Mr. Cutting claims his piece by right of title, and Is not jumping the, frontage. He is pro tecting what he considers his interests. There are no maps of this section to show whether he is infringing upon city prop erty. . Market street, and M. Slminoff, 1223 Mar ket street. Simlnoff declared last night that all his force was working. About 100 men were present, and then* was much argument on the rights of labor and the measures necessary to secure best results. M. Scrift occupied the chair and J. Boyarsky acted as secretary. Ad dresses were made by Ed Rosenberg, sec retary of the San Francisco Council of Labor; Arthur R. Andre, organizer of the same; Walter Macarthur, and others. After a long discussion it was resolved to instruct the delegates of the union to meet the executive council of the Trades Unions, which convenes to-night, state the case of the cloakmakers to that body and reach some method of procedure by joint action. MARRIED ONE YEAR. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Plunkett Cele brate Their Wedding Anni versary. An elaborate dinner was given last night at a downtown rotisserle by Mr. and Mrs. William John Plunkett in honor of the first anniversary of their wedding. The banquet hall and table had been beauti fully decorated for the occasion with a profusion of flowers and evergreens, anil the many floral tributes of which the host and hostess were the recipients wore strewn about the room in picturesque profusion. A splendid menu, complete in every de tail, was discussed for several hours, dur ing which a string orchestra rendered some delightful musical selections. At the conclusion of tho dinner Judge J. F. Barry, who acted as tcastmaster, made a felicitous speech, in which he wisiied all sorts of prosperity for Mr. and Mrs. Plunkett on behalf of the assemble J guests. Mr. Plunkett responded appro priately, and there followed an im promptu programme of Instrumental ami vocal selections, which added greatly to the enjoyment of the affair. Among those who contributed interesting numbers were Mrs. Plunkett. John Woostcr, Mrs. Midh, Mrs. A. E. Chipperflcld and Misa L. A. Ferry. Toasts were also responded to by Dr. L. R. Rlgdon. John C Spinney and K. H. Hart. Following is the list of guests, most of whom were present at the mar riage of Mr. and Mrs. Plunkett one year ago: Mr. and Mrs. John B. Wooster, John Wooster, Misa Luella Munson, Mrs. Lu cia Douglass, E. H. Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Mish. Dr. L. R. Rigdon and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Chlpperfleld, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Spinney. Miss L. A. Ferry, Mrs. E. Dotie, Mrs. N. Loupy, Miss A. Loupy, Miss Rose Debonair and Juige Barry. be raised in the building we are about to erect. "If the ladies of the Ebell Society will lend their features, the men of Oakland will put their profiles in an ornamental frieze, that their civic energy may never be forgotten. "Let us hope that this donation will act as a spur to greater civic sacrifice on the part of our own citizens. This is a time to make history for Oakland. Parks, drives, wharves, docks, sewers, school houses, all necessary — all to be had for little sacrifice, and that only tem porary. "Thanks, Mr. Carnegie; thanks for your generous gift, but we are not passing the bat any more. You have been more than generous. You have done more than do nate a library. You have caused us to resolve and pledge one another as citi zens of Oakland to help ourselves." CITY COUNCILMEN LOOKING FORWARD OAKLAND. Jan. IS.— The invitation from Andrew Carnegie that Oakland mipht draw on him for its new library is looked upon by the City Councilmen as the herald of the dawn of a new era for the city. Their opinions follow: COUNCILMAN F. R. CxIRARD— A stranger has given $50,000 for a library building, thanks to Mr. Chittenden. The ladles of the Ebell Society have furnished a site on which to erect the structure. NEW INDUSTRY FOR SIGHTLESS WOMEN OAKLAND. Jan. 18.— The management of the Home for the Adult Blind haa started a new Industry at that institu tion. It 13 that of reseating cane chaira. and the work is performed by the female inmates of the place. The price charged ranees from 50 cents up to 11. which in cludes recaning and varnishing. All or ders sent to the home will be promptly looked after, and it is hoped that the patronage will bo liberal. Half of th? money goes to the State and the balance is given to the operatives. Claims aggregating SISOO have been ap proved by the Mate Board of Examiners for labor performed by inmates of the home. This will come out of the special appropriation made for that purpose. We have also been given a new postoffice by the National Government, and we surely ought to be able to get a new City Hall by means of taxation. The new career of Oakland has commenced, I think, and the efforts of the fossils to pre vent advancement will no longer prevail. The bond issue for public improvements will certainly pass, and the Xwentieth century will see us leaving the rear and forging to the front. COUNCILMAN B. C. CUVELLIER— The new century will commence with the new epoch in Oakland's history. We are now bound to go ahead, and I think that the building of the new library will be quickly followed by the erection of a new City Hall, new schooihouses, new fire engine houses, new pavements, new sew ers and harbor improvements that will enable deep water vessels to come tn here. When all this is done Oakland will be one of the foremost cities of the country. COUNCILMAN ANSON BARSTOW- The ladies of the Ebell Society should be congratulated and Mr. Henry A_ Chitten den should be thanked. To them Is due the fact that Oakland is soon to have a magnificent new public library. Other public improvements will soon follow, I feel confident, and it will not be long be fore the city is placed upon a ievel com mensurate with Its size and importance. The order for a forward march movement was given when Andrew Carnegie agreed to give the city of Oakland $50,000 for a new public library. We have abrogated the standstill policy which has so long prevailed and will now make up for lost time in going ahead. OAKLAND SHOULD HELP ITSELF NOW OAKLAND. Jan. 18.— Mayor Snow was informed of the receipt of Mr. Carnegie's letter soon after it had been opened. "If the president of the Board of Li brary Trustees," he said, "has received Mr. Carnegie's donation of $50,000, well and good, but I am not hurrahing about it nor advocating that this is the best way for Oakland to progress. If Mr. Car negie had been a citizen It would have put a different face upon the matter, but he is not, and I feel like a beggar. How ever. Mr. Carnegie is entitled to the more credit for his broad philanthropy and generous gift. And to Citizen Chittenden. who would have given a library outright if he had been financially able— who did the next thing possible and secured the donation for us— to him a tablet Hhould IN NEXT.... =j A CHURCH I = A CALIFORNIA WHERE PEOPLE VISITORS' LOGGING ARE DAY CAMP MARRIED AT IN WINTER. AT SAN QUENTIN. I WHOLESALE. | HOW TO LIVE HAPPY DURING YOUR WIFE'S ABSENCE FROM HOML By ROY McCARDELL. ROWING i =| THE BOOKS vs ' THE SUICIDE. 0F FOOTBALL. A Full , Pagc Dfaw , THE WEEK. By PROF. BENJ. IDE ing by By WHEELER and J. A. CAHILL RROR H B LATHROP DR. F. R. WOOL' cf SEY. ' ' Stanford University. i THE STORY OF JOU SING, THE CHINESE MAIDEN, FOR THE POSSESSION OF WHOM THE LAST HIGHBINDER WAR WAS STARTED. 9 ANDREW CARNEGIE. P. S. — I hope the library is to be fire proof. It contains precious treasures.