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Deny They Were Partners.
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....
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LOGGING ARE DAY
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HOW TO LIVE HAPPY DURING YOUR
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By ROY McCARDELL.
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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.
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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.

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