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ELVEDERE Is in a furor over
a Question that some resi
dents consider from a standpoint
of art and others from the
standpoint of their pocketbooks.
And while the fun is going on it Is not
pafe to ask a. Belvedere resident. "How
would you like to be the postman?"
The whole trouble centers around a mail
bnx. The Postmaster has the boxes on
s-ale and has kindly and politely Invited
the islanders to come and buy. With one
exception, however, they have said him
"Nay, nay," and have then proceeded at
once to violate the sacred laws of art, for
which aristocratic Belvedere is noted.
The trouble has been brewing for some
time. Late in March the Deputy Town
Marshal O. M. Olson sent the following
edict throughout the length and breadth
and height of the island and started the
mischief-making ball a-rolling.
To Whom It May Concern: On and aft^r
FYlday. April 1. 1S01. no mall will be delivered
tr> residents of Belvedere Dy the Deputy llar-
Fhal unless letter boxes are provided at a con
venient location on the line of the road for
the reception of the mall.
Sample of letter box approved by the Post-
Louis Silveman, proprietor of a store
at 1420 Polk street, was knocked down by
a runaway team at Geary and Leaven
worth streets yesterday and. severely in
jured. He was ' taken to the Receiving
Hospital, where it v.:is found that his coi
lar bone 'was fractured.
Louis Silveman Injured.
The young physician who . succeeds
Dr. Kinyoun has had much experience
in sanitary matters. He is credited with
having suppressed the bubonic plague
in Honolulu. He is of quiet manners.
He will enter upon his new duties at
Dr. D. A. CarmichaeU the newly ap
pointed Federal quarantine officer for
the r»ort of San Francisco, arrived here
yesterday from Honolulu and is staying
at the Palace. v
The will of the late John B. Mersing,
who died April 17, was filed yesterday.
Decedent's estate consists principally of
real estate, and is of large value. Dece
dent bequeaths his entire estate to his
widow, Helena Maria Dorethe Mersing.
The will of Micah Doane, who died re
cently, leaving an estate valued at $10,000,
was also filed for probate. Decedent be
queaths his entire estate to his widow,
Lizzie Doane. ,
A petition for letters of administration
upon the estate of the late Edward A.
Ready was filed yesterday » by Carolyn
S. Reddy, decedent's widow, i In the peti
tion it is stated that decedent's estate
will nof exceed $10,000 in .value.
Board of Prison Directors 5 Moves
Against Receiver of Bags Taken
by C. J. Walden. .
Joseph Levy, the water-front junk deal
er, to whose establishment 65,000 jute
bags, stolen from San Quentin Prison by
C. J. Waldgnr ex-clerk of the prison jute
mill, were traced, was made the defendant
in an action instituted yesterday by the
Board of Prison Directors to recover
$3552 50, the value of the stolen sacks.
In the complaint Walden's connection
with the theft is not mentioned. ¦ The
complainant -states that at various times
the defendant unlawfully took the bags
and unlawfully, converted and disposed of
the same to his own use, to the damage of
the plaintiff in the sum stated. . . ,
formed recently that some unknown per
son stole a valuable package of goods be
longing to a soldier while the goods were
being taken out of the Appraiser's build
ing a year ago last January.
The package was addressed to a United
States sqjdier named Abraham Simon and
consisted of lace, silks, etc. Another sol
dier was sent to the Custom-house for the
package and he paid the duties upon it,
amounting to $8 75. A man standing by
offered to take the package and ship it to
the-a"ddress of Simon in the East, and the
soldier, thinking him to be an expressman,
gave him the package. The failure of the
goods to reach their destination was re
ported *to the Custom-house only recently
and Detective Reynolds was put upon the
case. The person who took the package
gave the name of W. H. Phillips.
Valuable Package Taken by a Pre
tended Expressman, Who Is
Wanted by Police.
The customs authorities have been in-
- A meeting of the new. organization will
be held at 102 O'Farrell street Sunday at
2:39 p. m.
A committee from the Journeymen Bar
bers' Union visited the bosses and notified
them that their schedule of prices had
been indorsed. The prices will be strictly
adhered to, and in case of over or under
charging the union card will be taken
from the shop. . • »
. At a meeting of the boss barbers held
last night a permanent organization was
effected by the election of the following
officers: President, L. E. Conrad; vice
president, H. Bernard; secretary, M. J.
Sllva; treasurer, S. Stearns; sergeant, at
aims, S. Oppenheim; trustees, J. Lehman,
h. A, Webber and J. Bianchi.
dorsement of Their New Price
Elect Officers and Discuss the In-
Some men are selfish even Jn their pray
ers. They pray for rain so they won't
have to shovel snow.
Private George Fall of the hospital
corps, located at the General Hospital.
Presidio, has teen sentenced by a board
of officers to dishonorable discharge from
the army and to be confined for four years
at Alcatraz. Fall Is the nurse who stole
$300 from John Gates, coachman for Gen
eral Shafter, while Gates was a patient
in the hospital.
Heavy Sentence for Thief.
The individual who has been sending
false reports to the Morgue officials, get
ting them out at all hours of the night
to answer to "phony" calls, is under ar
rest. His name is Frank Buelna, and he
admits his guilt. He was arrested last
evening by Detectives Dinan and Wren
in a restaurant at Tenth and Howard
Last Thursday Buelna telephoned to the
Morgue officials that Mrs. Bielich of 153
Tenth street had dropped dead and asking
them to take charge of the body. When
the deputies arrived on the scene they
were surprised to find Mrs. Bielich alive
and happy. Several days before Buelna
caused the Morgue wagon to be sent to
a house at Sacramento and Taylor streets,
as he claimed that a man had been shot.
When the deputies drove up to the place
they were told that nothing of the kind
hftd happened. Buelna claims that he
sent In the false calls "just to make fun
for Tom Smith," the driver of the Morgue
Man Who Has Been Sending Them
on False Runs Is Under
The lecturer illustrated his talk with a
series of splendid lantern slides, the best
of which were the natural results of the
"new sportsman" in action. Thompson
will deliver two lectures on Saturday,
which will bring his series to a close. His
subject for the matinee is "Wild Animals
in Captivity," and in the evening he will
speak on the "Minds of Animals."
Most interesting and charmingly put of
all was his description of the new hunt
ing and the new sportsman.
"The new hunter," said Thompson, "car
ries a camera instead of a gun, and where
the old huntsman used to pull his trigger
the now huntsman snaps his camera."
Ernest Seton Thompson delivered his
third lecture at Metropolitan Temple last
evening and told in his sketchy but de
lightful way many facts and some inter
esting stories about "Wild Animals at
Stories of Wild Animals at
Lecturer Shows Pictures and. Tells
BOSTON, April 24.— The Post to-morrow
will ¦ say :• Neale McVeck,, senior member
of the firm of McPeck & Co., stock bro
kers, this afternoon commenced an action
for 'conspiracy -against .Randolph Sur
bridge, a prominent Boston attorney, and
Isaac Irwin, a mining operator of San
Diego, Cal., in the sum of $25,000. Behind
this action is a story which, according to
complainant, means that about $6,000,000
has ¦ been swallowed up in gold mining
operations. The Post further says that
the mine in question is the Fortuna.
•Twelve thousand stockholders are said
to have lost all they put In. C. B. Boyn
ton, a wealthy paper manufacturer of
New York, is reported, to have sunk $50,-"
000. The mining property of the company
has been " known by four separate and
distinct names— the Forzuna. La Re»ii!i
lica. the Fortuna-Republica and the Con
solidated Fortuna-Rtpublica. The prop
erties are located in Ensenada, Lower
California. * . _ ,
gaged in Mining.
ceeding Against Persons En-
Stock Brokers Begin a Big Legal Pro-
RIVERSIDE, April i 24.— H. J. Bidwell
was instantly killed. this afternoon while
at work in the -electric light department.
Mr. Bidwell climbed a pole to make a con
nection. He was working- with his pliers
in one hand and the wire in the other
when the wire broke and fell across his
neck, i The current was re-established and
2000 volts passed through his body. ,
Manager Worthly and Peter Ronsse,
who were close by, sprang up the pole, cut
the strap which held Mr. Bidwell to the
pole and bore him to the ground. J Bid
well gasped once or twice after reaching
the ground and then expired.
Bidwell was. for a, long time first lieu
tenant of Company M, National Guard of
California, and served- in that capacity
when the company was mustered in for
service in the Philippines. He served one
term as noble grand of Riverside Lodge.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and
at the time of his death was captain of
Canton Riverside and a member of the
Foresters. He is survived by a widow
and child. ¦ - i
Light Plant.
Loses His Life in, Electric
Prominent Lodgeman. of Biversida
REDDING, April 24.— But for up-to-date
inventions of this prosaic age— in this case
a telephone— a pretty romance of Trinity
County might not have reached a success
ful termination in Redding last night.
The marriage of Jesse Costa and Mary
Delano of Weavefville was opposed by
an unyielding brother of the girl. Love
found "a way in a hurried flight to Red
ding. The brother learned of the plan
shortly after the pair had left. Quickly
jumping- into a buggy behind a fast horse,
he started in pursuit, with the avowed
intention of preventing the marriage by
fair means or foul. He even said he
would swear the girl was not of age.
The sympathy of Trinity County people
was ' with the lovers. Sheriff! Bergin of
Trinity telephoned to Marshal Fisher of
Redding to instruct the County Clerk to
issue a license despite the brother, say
ing the girl was of age. The trio landed
in town after their fifty-mile drive at
about the same time, and they all met
at the dinner table in a local hotel. The
brother realized he had been checkmated
by telephone. A reconciliation followed,
and the lovers were married to-day.
Brother to Prevent Her
Checkmates Attempt by a Girl's
satisfied that the charges preferred
against Attorney J. N. E. "Wilson by
Frank Collins Tuesday morning were un
just, and that the attorney had used all
diligence in the premises. A bill of ex
ceptions had been prepared, but it did
not prove satisfactory to Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Greaney. An order of the
court was made last January for the
court stenographer to write up the evi
dence, but it had not been done. Greaney
is in Santa Barbara and his explanation
cannot be heard until his return.
Collins has written to the Bar Associa
tion. He tsays that he has languished in
Jail since 1S99, when he was sentenced.
At that time he had paid Wilson $200 to
carry the case to the Supreme Court, and
he had now found that no bill of excep
tions had ever been made or placed on
file and that his case stood just as it did
when he was sentenced. He said he
wanted to go to San Quentin without fur
ther delay and beg-in serving his term.
He also wanted to take steps to have Wil-
Bcn disbarred, as he believed the attorney
had trifled with him and misled him.
He had received a letter from Wilson re
cently In which the lawyer said he was
compelled to be absent from the city, but
he had found he was still here.
Frank E. Collins, Convicted of Grard
Larceny, Accuses J. N. E. Wil
son of Bsreliction.
Judge Lawlor stated in court yesterday
that after making an investigation he was
About sixty members were present and all
voted the occasion a most enjoyable one.
The clubrooms consist of a billiard parlor,
a reception and reading room and a card
The membership of the organization is
made up of the employing printers who
formerly composed the old San Francisco
Typothetae, the Employing Printers' As
sociation and the Printers and Allied
Trades. The unification of these separate
associations is inten-.ted to promote better
social relations between printers' em
ployers and to permit of better settlement
of general questions which from time to
time present themselves to the printers.
The following named officers have been
recently elected:
President, John Partridge; first vice presi
dent, James H. Barry; second vice president,
G. Spauldlng; secretary, Robert W. Nell;
treasurer. Max Schmidt; executive com'mlttee,
H. S. Crocker Company, Frank Eastman &
Co., Francis-Valentine Company, Gabriel
Printing Company, C. "W. Nevin & Co., T. J.
Davis & Co., C. A. Murdock & Co., Sunset
Press, Stanley-Taylor Company, Upton Bros,
and Valleau & Peterson.
San Francisco Typothetae Members
Pass Pl-asant Evening in Honor
of New Organization.
The newly 1 organized San Francisco
Typothetae celebrated the opening of its
clubrooms at 605 Clay street last night.
Mrs. Mary Law, wife of the machinist
¦who committed suicide on Monday, be
cause he could not endure seeing his •wife
and little ones starving, is prostrate as
a result of anxious months of worry and
privation, culminating in the shock of
her husband's tragic death.
The immediate needs of the family have
been removed by contributions from sev
eral people who saw the account of the
pathetic sucide In Tuesday's Call, and the
employes of Day's gas fitting establish
ment have also assisted the suffering
family. The Hackmen's Union, through
the efforts of President Coffey. J. Ullons.
J. Roe and Gus Kloppel, has been par
ticularly kind and benevolent. One col
lection has already been taken up by that
body and another is under way. In addi
tion to pecuniary aid the union has also
©fltred hacks for use in the funeral, to
take place at 10 o'clock this morning from
Suhr's undertaking parlors on Mission
street. The family Is still, however, in a
lamentable condition. Mrs. Law is ill and
discouraged. None of the family have
sufficient clothing. The lives of two small
children depend on the exertions of the
mother, who is not able to leave the
house and who will be physically unable
to earn a living for weeks to come. The
few articles of furniture which the fam
ily possesses will roon be forfeited to the
dealer from whom they were bought,
bpcaupp of delinquency in payment.
Mrs. Law is a quiet, delicate little wo
man, but she is trying to be brave under
her present misfortunes and hopeful for
the future of herself and her two little
Loss and Fears to Face
Law Family Is Overcome by Recent
SANTA ANA. April 24.— Q. R. Smith, a
druggist and capitalist of this city,- was
struck on the head by a boulder falling
down a mountain in Bear Canyon to-day
while he "was assisting some men at'Men
ses' oil well, in which he was interested.
His skull was split open from the top to
the base. He was brought home this aft
ernoon in a senseless condition and died
shortly afterward.
Killsd by Falling Boulder.
SAN BERNARDINO, April 24.— C. P.
Stone, a leading business man of this city,
was ejected from a Southern Pacific pas
senger train yesterday at Bloomington, a
small station twenty miles west of here.
He carried a commutation .ticket and Con
ductor Henry Kearney failed to identify
him. He has annouhced his intention of
instituting a suit • for $20,000 damages
against the company. : -V*' '
Ejected From a Train.
Student body officers were elected to-day
to serve the following semester as fol
lows: President, M. F.- McCormick; vice
president, C. D. Scott: secretary. W. R.
Hamilton; editor of Sequoia, J. K. Bon
nell;: business manager Sequoia, N. C.
Grider; executive committee— class 1902, F.
L. Siaker and E. "W. Rice; class 1903, P.
Parker and R. L. Brooke: class 1904. A.
S. Henley and R. J. McFadden; treasurer,
J. T. Nourse: editor Palo Alto, F. Hin
man: manager Palo Alto, C. A. Cantwell;
members athletic committee — C. B. Raitt,
N. E. Dole, R. S. Fisher, T. L. McFadden,
W. B. Barnhisel, R. B. Ball, L. P. Bans
bach and H. L. Hamilton.
Student Body Officers.
HELENA, April 24. — Samuel Karns and
Alise Misner,- employes of Johri Frazler, a
prominent Cascade County sheepman,
were burned to death last night on Six
Mile Coulee. The bodies of the men were
found under the dirt roof of their cabin.
It is supposed the cabin caught fire while
the men were asleep and the roof in fall
ing penned them inside the blazing build
Under the 'Dirt Roof of
. Their Hut.
Bodies of .the Unfortunates Are Found
The story told is borne out in some
part by the officers here, who say that a
deserter was returned to the Albatross
from San Francisco the night before she
sailed. . . !
The stranger said he had a friend who
was engaged to a young lady in San
Francisco. A short time ago the lovers
quarreled and the young man shipped
aboard the Albatross as a cook. After
ward they effected a reconciliation and
thereafter the sea had no charm for the
Albatross cook and he deserted. He 'was
captured and returned to- the vessel some
days ago. His friend to-day said that he
had vowed never to sail away from the
harbor and his sweetheart.
SAN RAFAEL, April 24.— The mystery
surrounding the drowning of a sailor who
leaped from the United States steamship
Albatross off Sausalito yesterday after
noon soon after the vessel had raised an
chor and started for Seattle remains un
solved. Along .the water front at Sausa
lito it is believed that the man was a de
serter from the Albatross, and this view
is shared by an unknown man who came
from San Francisco to-day to learn some
thing about the drowning. Hints dropped
by the stranger made it appear that there
was a romantic storv back of the drown
Not Part From His Sweet
Death Comes to Deserter. Who Would
Fernbrook being in Alameda County, the
committees are largely from this side of
the bay, though the celebration is a gen
eral one for Odd Fellows. The commit-
This will be followed by the address of
Grand Master W. W. Watson of the State.
At the close of this exercise there will
be an exhibition drill by San Francisco
Canton No. 5. Patriachs Militant, under
the command of Captain C. H. Korn
Patriarchs Militant of the State. The
three to be rewarded are Chevaliers John
H. Foster, George W. Farhner and Chris
tian T. Johnson. Brigadier General
Brower will be assisted by four ladies of
the Rebekah degree. Miss Jennie Wright
of Oriental Lodge No. 90. Mrs. Lizzie Stan
ton of Jubilee Lodge No. 239, Mrs. Alma
Jensen of Templar Lodge No. 19 and Mrs.
A. G. Beckley of Loyal Lodge No. 215.
Little Jessie Harris, daughter of Colonel
and Mrs. Harris, will be maid of honor.
Oakland Canton No. 11 and San Francisco
Canton No. 5 will assist. ¦ ¦ .
tee of arrangements consists of the fc*
lowing named:
C. H. Wever, G. II. P., Alameda; Major
George Kirk. Oakland; J. E. Strelghtlf, D. P.
G. M.. Berkeley; Lieutenant Colonel C. H.
Cole, Oakland: S. Samuels. C. P. Golden Rula
Encampment No. 34. Oakland: M. H. Morse.
D. D. G. M., Oakland; S. Madson. D. D. G.
P., Hay wards. .
The officers and members of Oakland
Canton No. 11, who have done much work
toward making this event a success, are:
- Officers — Captain. C. H. Cole; lieutenant,
George Kirk; clerk, John McVey; ensign, S.
Samuels; treasurer, . Thomas Powers.
Chevaliers— E. R. Alden. G. T. Burtehaell.
A. O. Bussenius, Thomas Cannon. William
Chalmers. C. A. Chandler. "William B. Clay
ton, F. H. Cook. Derfc Cornelius. L,. W. S.
Downs, H. A. Day. Robert Decker, J. W.
Eber, F. M. Farwell, Percy R. Fox. W. Ham
ilton. Peter Jorgenson. S. P. Knight. H. T.
Klnnard. H. C. Ktcider. William L. McKay.
S. Madsen. Hugh Martin. J. A. Munro. G. 8.
Nalsmith. F. B. Ogden. Xi;es OfTerson. F. E.
Pierre, D. A. Price. O. L. C. Pape. E. K.
Russell, C. Roeth, H. X. Rowell. J. F. Ras
mussen. R. C. Rasmussen, H. Schellhaas A.
D. Smith. S. P. Skow. J. E. Streightlf, John
Tisch, B. E. Underwood. Arthur Staney Ward.
C. H. Wever. O. B. Warden.
¦ • ; ¦ ¦
The ladies of Belvedere have a griev
ance all of their own in the postofflce mat
ter. It appears that the mall carrier has
been discourteous enough on certain oc
casions to refuse to wait while the ladies
penned a reply to the letters he climbed
several hundred steps to deliver to them.
The ladies, however, have taken no ac
tive Dart i" the dispute. They have been
heard to say what their private opinion
of Olson is. but that is all.
is the way the residents treat the post
office. They expect splendid service and
yet they do all they can to lessen the
revenue of the office, the only way thev
can make the perfect service possible.
Greatest among the grievances is this
one: The residents carry all their letters
to San Francisco and mail them there.
Whereas if they mailed them in their
own place they would not only benefit the
office but get prompter delivery."
order in the State of California, • ,
There will be special trains leaving San
Francisco at 9 a. m. on Friday and Oak
land at 9:30, and the return will be made
leaving Fernbrook at 5:30 p. m.
There will be something of interest dur
ing the entire day and those who go can
either take part in the exercises or follow
Alameda Creek and picnic in regular
Declares Boxes Inartistic.
Belvedere did not take kindly to the
edict. It declared that post boxes were
inartistic and would have none of them.
"When, however, the Postmaster declared
"N'o box, no mail delivery." it put aside
all question of art, nailed cigar boxes and
soap boxes at their very gates and laugh
ed at the "box approved by the Postofflce
Department for rural delivery service" at
the rate of $3 per box.
Only one man followed the Postmaster's
office Department for rural delivery service
may be Been at the postoffice.
It 6houl4 also be borne In mind that the
postmaster requires a.n order for the delivery
of mail to the Deputy Marshal for delivery to
the addressee.
• O. M. OLSOX, Deputy Marshal.
C. O. Perry has followed the advice of
the Postmaster, but he did not buy one
of his boxes. He got an old tin can and
with a few deft touches turned it into
shape so artistically that it looks like the
real thing to every one but the Postmas
Dr. Edward. "Will Pownlng and J. D.
Maxwell have agreed that a post box is
inartistic and therefore a thing to be dis
pensed with. These gentlemen have no
boxes and consequently are obliged to
send to the postoffice for the mail.
,' Postmaster Behrmeister declares he
cannot understand the artistic aristo
cratic residents of beautiful Belvedere.
"It is not the matter of the post boxes
that I am complaining: of," he said. "It
suggestion. M. V. Lacaze gave up $3 for
a box and placed it in a prominent posi
tion at the entrance to his home. Dr.
Dunbar showed a disposition to follow
the letter of the Postmaster's law, but
that is as far as he has got. Mrs. Mary
Bailey. O. A. Bernard and Mr. Tilden
went to town and boueht iron lock boxes,
which, according to the Postmaster, are
not so neat as tne one he offers, but cost
ing only 51. R. Wheeler, J. H. Miller, R.
Wrf Seeler and Mrs. Pew have neat little
rustic boxes nailed up on the trees that
guard the entrance to their respective
BAKERSFIELD, April 24.— A heroic act
was performed to-day by J. A. Bennett,
a young oil man from Petrolia, when he
rescued a two-year-old child from a bug
gy to which was attached a madly run
ning horse. The flying rig- with its little
passenger was. first seen by Bennett as
it crossed Nineteenth street, going south
on Chester avenue. Bennett dashed out
from the crowd, boldly leaped into the
buggy and within 100 feet had the. fright
ened animal checked and the child safe
In his arms.
Thunderous shouts went up from the'
spectators and soon a great crowd sur
rounded .man and baby, showering con
gratulations on the hero and sympathiz
ing with the child. . In a few minutes
more than $100 was contributed to pur
chase a token to award Bennett, in the
name of the people of . Bakersneld.
Charles Badger, a lineman, is also to be
remembered, for he tried the same feat
Bennett accomplished and got painfully
crippled in the act. He was knocked
down- and run over. ¦ . .
- The child was the eldest son of Mr. and
Mrs T. A. Moncure. His father had just
turned his back to the buggy. for a mo
ment in front of their home on G street,
when the horse dashed awav.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Bakersfleld Hero Saves Babe
Ffoiq Death in a
John Morrisey, manager of the Or
pheum, was the happiest man in town
last night. The members of San Fran
cisco Lodge No. 3, Benevolent and Pro
tective Order of Elks, appreciating the
many kindly acts that had distinguished
his interest in the welfare of the lodge,
decided to make him an honorary life
member. Last night a committee of Elks
called on Morrisey at the Orpheum and
presented him with a handsome en
grossed certificate of membership.
Morrisey was made an honorary mem
ber of the lodge several years ago and
is one of the few women in the world
who can claim that distinction.
Lodge No. 3.
Honored by San Francisco
Genial Manager of tlie Orpheum Is
La LIsta, introducing new and sensa
tional (Jances; "A Girl of Quality," the
talented and beautiful artiste; Zamora,
the Mexican daredevil; McKay and Law
rence, high class vaudeville entertainers;
Madeline Franks, singing and dancing
soubrette; the Callenders, character vo
calists; animatoscope, with up-to-date
views, and Leah May are the Chutes and
Zoo attractions.
Paraskova Sandolin, in her contralto
solos, is being very enthusiastically re
ceived at Fischer's this week. Others on
the bill are the Golden "West Comedy Trio.
Gus Leonard. Bregers, * Thatcher and
Chenoweth, Jack Symonds and Tom
Alf Grant, with some young jokes;
Barnes and Sisson in a rollicking farcette;
the charming comedienne, Francesca
Redding; Horace. Goldin in clever exam
ples of the black art; Clayton, Jenkins
and Jasper, with "A Darktown Circus";
Mile. Adelaide, an aerial marvel, and Jo
sephine Gassmann, with her pickaninnies,
provide excellent entertainment for Or
pheum patrons this week.
The Columbia is still dark and will re
main closed until May 6, when James A.
Herne's latest and greatest success, "Sag
Harbor," will be put on. ,
"The Idol's Eye" seems to be a peren
nial favorite at' the Tivoli, for it has far
outlasted the general run of comic operas
in popularity, and there is no sign of its
being replaced for some time to come. The
management promises a new piece next,
and the comic season will also see the
production of a jolly burlesque, for which
form of entertainment the Eddy-street
house is justly noted.
"A Fair Rebel" is the Central's bill. this
week, and pleases the melodramatically
inclined with its thrilling situations and
war-time pictures. Next week a grand re
vival of "Ten Nights in a Barroom" will
be the offering.
"The Evil Eye" is pleasing the Califor
nia audiences this week with its acrobatic
wonders and spectacular attractions. On
Sunday next Mr. James Neill and his good
company will be welcomed for a season at
the California, the engagement to open
with Sol Smith Russell's charming com
edy, "A Bachelor's Romance." ¦
"Under Two Flags" at Morosco's Grand
Opera-house Is playing to good houses.
Next week "Mr. Barnes of New York," by
Archibald Clavering Gunter, will be the
bill with Jack Webster in the title role.
Miss Mathilde Choate as Marlni Pauli and
Miss Florence Stone as Enid Anstruther.
"The Conquerors" at the Alcazar is the
most impcrtant dramatic presentment of
the week. Paul Potter's: play is not milk
for babes, but is a strong and stirring pic
ture of the minor horrors of war, as felt
by the French rolk in Brittany just before
the battle of Sedan. "The Conquerors" is
emphatically not a play for the young
girl. It is coarse and brutal in places as
befits the brutal subject, but in spite of
that and its numerous sins of construc
tion, has unquestionable truth and power.
The play is well taken care of by the Al
cazar stock, corrpany, Lila Convere, Jo
seph Kilgour arid Charles Bryant being in
particular well seen. It is playing to
standing room, and is apparently in. for
a run. - . -
James Neill's Splendid Com
pany Coming— Other Per
"The I Conquerors" Hav
ing Successful Run
at Alcazar.
Decline to Purchase Letter Boxes Approved by the Post
office Department for Rural Delivery Service and
Purchase Some That Are Less Artistic but Cheaper
Eighty-Third Anniversary of Order to Be Observed by an
Outing at Which There Will Be Special Exercises,
Including Oration and the Conferring of Decorations
OAKLAND, April 24.— The Odd Fel
lows of the bay district will cele
brate the . eighty-third ajiniver
sary of the order by a picnic and
outing in Niles Canyon on Friday.
There will be special exercises during the
day, including an oration by Grand
Master W. W. Watson, the head of the
country style. During the morning there
will be dancing in the big pavilion.
After luncheon at 1:30 o'clock the Deco
ration of Chivalry will be bestowed upon
two or three prominent Odd Fellows as a
reward of special services to Odd Fellow
ship during the year. The services will
be most elaborate and will be conducted
by Brigadier General H. O. Brower of the
There are other reasons why those who
eat Grape-Nuts look nourished and well
fed. The food is made of parts of the
f.eld grains which Nature makes use of 5n
rebuilding brain and nerve centers. Proof
will follow use.
Grape-Nuts food is pre-digested and
also helps in digestion of other food.
The doctor's plan might do for a variety,
hut Grape-Nuts and cream alone are
considered ideal by hundreds of thou-
sands of brainy people.
Dyspepsia and bad teeth are the results
if this practice is continued. True, one
can eat soft food witliout detriment if the
necessity of chew'ng is remembered.
Grape-Nuts food 1j so crisp and brittle
and withal so pleasant to the taste that
the user cannot fore-et to chew and thus
the teeth get the necessary use- and the
glands of the gums are made to give the
juices that Nature intends shall be mixed
with the food befort it enters the stom-
ach. A Xew York doctor says many
New Yorkers put a little sugar on oat-
meal and then cover with Grape-Nuts,
and this method compels the chewing
necessary to digest the oatmeal.
Dentists agree that teeth must be used
to properly preserve them and therefore
they urge people to chew their food
thoroughly, but tfcft nervous, hurried
manner of eating is altogether too com-
mon among people and when fed on soft
mushes they are liafclc to swallow the
food without chewing.
The finest specimens of teeth are seen
In animals and human beings who chew
the fo»d thoroughly.
Chewing Preserves the Teeth and
Helps Digestion.
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Extra large fancy
carefully seeded.
Res. 2 for> 25c
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Large, Plump nounH Cr
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i pound 20c.
j A favorite blend —
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I Jesse Moore Whiskey \[' :
| St. Julien Claret «
I gallon 3*5c. ]
{ A very fine table -wine — ;
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! Reg. 60c. 5
j Port Wine or Sherry \
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i bottle 65c.
' Distillery bottling—
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< Reg. 90c.
j American Club "Whiskey
j full quart bottle 50c.
] Reg. 73c.
I St. Lawrence Tonic Port j|
J Healthful, cheering, ;¦>
4 strengthening >'X
J stimulant. Thursday and Friday. '.•?
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