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FOUR PROMINENT CITIZENS OF OAKLAND TVHO WERE RECENTLY
ELECTED DIRECTORS OF THH MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE, WHICH
HE1D ITS ANNUAL BANQUET LAST NIGHT.
BUFFALO. May 19.— At the second <Jajr"»
session ct the Women's Baptist Home Missions
Society resolutions were adopted placing the
society on record as opposed to the seatins of
Reed Smoot ia the United States Senate and
pettttenliwe the Senate to exclude Smoot from
its councils. . '." ..•"•» •¦
Joseph L. Kelso was convicted by a
jury in Judge Cook's court yesterday.
Judge Lennon of Marin County presiding,
on a charge of burglary in the second de
gree and will be sentenced on Saturday.
He entered the millinery store of Mrs.
M. B. Qulgg, 406 Sutter street, on Feb
ruary 9, and was discovered by Miss Laillle
Perigo, one of the assistants, who fol
lowed him till she met a policeman.
Convicted of Burglary.
. In '. the early' part of last evening the
headquarters were thronged .with the yIs-
Itors, and the committee had a. busy time
Introducing the delegates from the differ
ent sections of the country to one an
-The convention will be In session every
morning until Saturday, when a tour of
the bay cities will be made, while Sunday
will be devoted to taking in points of In
terest in and about the city, including a
visit to the park, . ocean beach and a
luncheon on the broad verandas of the
Judging from those who have already
registered It is fair to estimate that about
250 delegates will be in attendance, repre
senting every State in the Union.
Prominent among those who " arrived
yesterday were George Bowers, the na
tional counselor of the order; Edward 8.
Deemer, who has for forty years been the
national secretary, and Le Roy Van Horn,
who has the honor of being the founder
of "flag day" and who is also past State
counselor of the order and president of
'the National Association of Civil War
Musicians. ' * ' f >
Everything Is In readiness for the open-
Ing session of. the annual convention of
the Junior Order of the United American
Mechanics, which will take place this
morning at 10 o'clock in Crystal Hall in
the Pythian building, 909 Market street.
All day long yesterday the reception
committee was kept busy receiving and
registering the different delegates as they
arrived at the handsome headquarters In
the Lick House, which are elaborately
decorated with a great display of Ameri
can flags and a profusion of golden pop
ples. In the afternoon a large party of
the visitors, accompanied by the national
secretary of the order, Edward S. Deem
er, took a trolley ride around the city in
the parlor car Hermosa, and all expressed
themselves as being surprised and de
lighted at the magnificent blocks in the
business portion of the city and the grand
panoramic views they obtained from the
heights as they were whirled along to the
Golden Gate. \ . .
TO BE ELECTED
bringing trade into Oakland from the sur
rounding country and developing the re
sources of the city.
R. M. Brhire, who was the host at the
banquet, ppokc upon the necessity of
Iringing tourist travel to Oakland. Mr.
Briare has done much to bring tourists
to this side of the bay during the winter
and he Is anxious to see some of the
travel from which Southern California
prospers come this way.
Those present were:
Warren Olney. Theo. Gler, A. Jonas, w. H.
Weilbye, H. C. Capwell. D. E. Collins, G. F.
Kieher, Cary Howard, F. G. Eibcn. E. F.
Muller, A. II. Sehlueter, H. N. Card, J. U
(.'hamplain. T. W. Corder. Irving Lewis, J. W.
Illain, J. A. McKinnon. H. D. Cushlng. F. J.
lve, D. C. Brown. Fred Becker, . William
Moller, II. M. Hanborn, C. W. Klnsey, H. Q.
Williams. H. D. Rowe. J. F. W. Sohst. J. B.
Taylor, Ceorjie Humphrey, G. J. Kerchner, R.
M. Briare and F. M. Farwell.
Wilbur "Walker, secretary of the ex
change, read a report showing that the
exchange was in. excellent financial, con
dition and dealing with what had been
done in the year just gone and what was
hoped for . in the year to come. Mr.
Walker supported Mayor Olney in his
suggestion of a combined municipality
upon the Oakland side of the bay.
James P. Taylor dwelt upon the neces
sity of hnrbor Improvement and urged
the securing of Congressional action to
J. F. W. Sohst gave an account of the
work of securing the intercounty tunnel,
which 1« noTK^being completed.
m. c Can-well had much to say about
In the existing programme of improvements
everything would seem to be provided for ex
cept that of cuperior hotel accommodations.
The Realty Syndicate, which is to be congratu
lated for the enthusiastic xnanrer in which
It is carrying out its many projects, has al
ready taken the preliminary steps toward build
ing a large tourist hotel at Piedmont Springs.
However, this is not all that Is required; there
n:u.st be one or njore hotels in the heart of the
city for commercial and transient business.
The attention which Oakland is now command
ing amor.fr -the cities cf the Union justifies us
in expecting that we will be chosen quite often
&s a place for holding large State, perhaps na
tional, conventions. To insure this very profit
able business we must be able to care for our
visitors and also to provide them with an
auditorium of fitting Fize and dignity, and I
cannot at this time think of anything that
would be better calculated to gve Oakland a
pronounced ' boost. . . .
The Merchants' " Exchange has always given
Its assistance to' everything tending to pro
mote interest in home affairs. I recall with
pleasure and satisfaction tho moral assistance
that we extended last year to the Elks' street
fair, and which we are again extending to the
street carnival to be held this summer. All
these things are farreachlng in their Influence
and tend to promote the general welfare of
our city and vicinity. • '
In conclusion I would like to paraphrase ont
of the great sayings of our President of the
United ' States, which he uttered recently in
San Francisco: "The place . of the United
States," said Mr. Booeevelt, "Is among those
nations that dare be great." I would simply
say. gentlemen, that . the place of Oakland
among; municipalities of the Union should bo
those that dare be greater. Respectfully sub
mitted. • TliEO. GIER.
Our share of the money which w-e promised
to raise Is almost complete. We should tender
our hearty thanks to tiin Boards of Supervisors
of both counties for the material assistance
they gave this project as soon as we convinced
them of its great value, and to all who have
subscribed so liberally when called upon by our
committee. ¦'¦'¦¦* , - "
Should Tender Thanks.
joying a perpetual boom, the relatinpghlpB ex
isting between employers and employes are
with a few exceptions absolutely harmonious,
and Oakland is fast rising in importance in th«,>
eyes of the great eitiea of the Union.
Our very capable and energetic secretary
will in his report deal in detail with all that
has been accomplished by the Merchants' Kx
change during the past year, fo it will »>e un
necessary for me to go over the same ground.
We all have cause for congratulation over the.
progress made by the lntercounty tunnel. Thi*
matter was taken up by the Merchants' Ex ¦
change early in the year 18!tS and has been
prosecuted with unabated energy 6lnce that
time. Now ultimate success is assured, and I
feel that by far the greater portion of the
credit for the carrying out or thie big under
taking la due to your honorable body. This
tunnel will be of inestimable benefit to both
Alameda and Contra Co?ta counties and will
open v\> to settlers a large tract of country
now vacant because of the Impossibility ot
The year Just closed has been without ex
ception the most memorable and proirressive in
the history of Oakland. It has witnessed the
foundation of irroater municipal progress and
of extended private enterprises; much new cap
ital has come into our city, and on either hand
we>ec a great deal for which we can honestly
• onpratulate ourselves. General business is
pood: the building industry api^ears to be en-
year. As my fellow-directors have honored mo
l<y acaln electing me president of the Mer
chants' Exchange. .1 .hope it will not be mis
construed if I take advantage of the privilege
conferred by precedent.
To the Honorable Board of Directors of the
Merchants' Exchange of Oakland — Gentlemen:
On the occasion of our annual meeting it is
customary for the retiring president to make
a lew remarks relative to the work of the past
FBESIDENT GIEB'S BEFOHT
¦ President Theodora Gier read his an
nual report, in which he advanced many
good ideas, among them the following:
eJit of the city.
Theodore Oior. the re-flectcd president
r ; f the exchange, introduced the various
Fpeakrrs. George W. Arpcr welcomed all
rf the guests In the name of the organi
zation, and then Mayor Olney was asked
lo say a few words to the members. He
complimented the exchange highly upon
Its practical work and its successful re
sults. He said:
. As a business man accustomed to business
principles it eecnie to me to be the greatest
Jolly tor the municipalities or Oakland. C^rke
]<-y «nd Alam«*ia to pull ai-art. But If you
voters of 'Oakland cannot manage the affairs
of your city upon business principles you can
r.of expect others to consolidate with you. The
paramount rn-^es^ity of the city of Oakland is
pood government. The power by which Rood
povernment may be obtained lies in the hands
of tb« naerchar.t* and citizens of this city, an<i
this ro*er. if rightly u«-d, will result Jn bring
4- r about one of the (rrandest municipalities in
the £tate of California.
OAKLAND. May 19.— The Mer
chants' Exchange pave Its annual
banquet at the Hotel Metropole
this cvoning and had for its guest
Of honor Mayor Warren Olney,
who arnounced flatly fc'.r desire to see
Oakland. Alameda and Berkeley under
one government. The new directors of
The. exchange have just been elected, and
the exchange decided that It would make
this event more than urually elaborate
because of the success that has attended
its work for the past year and because
of the prosperity that is looming ahead.
•There was much said for the benefit of
Oakland, and the members of the ex
rliarp" all indicated a hearty desire to
work in harmony with and in support of
the municipal administration for the ben-
OAKLAND, May 19.— The following
marriage licenses were issued to-day:
John A. Young, 29, and Sophronia A.
Hull, 22. both of Fruitvale; Frederick A.
Storm, 21, San • Francisco, and Jessie M.
Sciple. 18, piedmont; Julius W. Morton,
over 21, San Francisco, and Susie Gawne.
over IS, Alameda; Manuel Rose Jr., 23,
Oakland, and Mary C. Alves, 20, Redwood
The bride Is a very bright and lovable
girl and has a host of warm, admiring
friejids, both here and In Berkeley, al
though her home is In Fresno. Her father,
Dr. W. N. Sherman, Is a successful phy
sician, of that place.
Mr. and airs. Chlckering will be away
on their honeymoon trip about two weeks,
and on their return will reside in San
over pink silk and carrying large bou
quets of pink Duchesse roses.
The four bridesmaids. Miss Mabel Don
aldson, 'Miss Emma Moffat, Miss Myrtle
Sims and Miss Edna Wemple, were at
tired in pink crepe de chine gowns with
silk roses appiiqued on the skirts. They
carried Duchesse roses, anil the whole ef
fect was very pleasing. Miss Emily Chlck
ering, a sister of the groom, acted as maid
of honor and wore a beautiful gown of
white lace over white silk and trimmed
with chiffon. She carried white roses.
The ushers were George Whlpple, Frank
Ballard. Stirling Carr, Eugene Hewlett,
Roger Chlckering and Walter Sherman.
A small reception to the immediate rela
tives and the bridal party only followed
the church ceremony at the home of the
groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Both bride and groom have been stu
dents at the University of California, and
a pretty feature of their wedding was the
fact that the majority of their attendants
were fellow members of the respective fra
ternities, the Delta Kappa Epsilon and
the Kappa Kappa Gamma, with which
Mr. Checkering and his bride are asso
Chlckering Is one of the best
known young men on this side of the
bay, being very popular socially. He was
graduated from the university In 1S38, at
tended Harvard for a couple of years and
later finished a law course at Hastings.
He is now associated in the legal profes
sion with his father, being the Junior
member of the firm of Chlckering & Greg
MR. AND MRS. ALLEN LAWRENCE CHICKERING. WHO WERE
JOINED IN WEDLOCK LAST EVENING. THE EVENT BEING THE
LARGEST CHURCH WEDDING OF THE SEASON IN OAKLAND.
AKLAND, May 19.— The wedding
of Miss Alma Sherman and Allen
L. Chlckering at the First Con-
gregational Church this evening
was one of the most brilliant af
fairs of the season. Every available seat
In the spacious edifice was occupied, over
700. guests having been bidden to the "cere
mony, and as the young people- are both
very popular few of those invited sent re
It was a pink and white wedding, the
decorations of the pulpit and organ loft
being very artistic. The decorating was
done by Miss Glover of San Francisco,
and under her magic touch a tall haw
thorn tree laden with pink and fragrant
blossoms grew in rosy beauty at one side
of the platform, and under its branches
the happy couple plighted tbelr troth.
The organ loft was almost concealed be
hind great plumes of the date palm and
a wealth of pink hawthorn and white
and La France roses.
Rev. W. C. Sherman of Sacramento, an
uncle of the bride, tied tho nuptial knot,
assisted by Rev. C. R. Brown, pastor of
the First Congregational Church. -
The bride entered the church leaning on
the arm of her father, Dr. W. N. Sher
man, and was met at the altar by tho
groom and his best man, Harry Chicker-
Ing Her gown was an exquisite creation
of white panne crepe with a wide panel
down tho front of duchesse lace, which
also formed the wide collar. The long
trained skirt was shirred to a deep yoko
and heavily embroidered with white silk
roses. The veil was held >ln place with
orange blossoms, and a shower of white
iris formed the bridal bouquet.
Misses Pattie Chlckering and Llllle Sher
man, the young sister and cousin, respec
tively of the groom and bride, led the
way for the bride's attendants clad in
pretty gowns of white mousseline do sole
surancea from the Gould people that It
the proposed road is built to Rtoche they
will extend the Rio Grande frofn its west
ern terminus at Maysvllle in Utah down
to a point of connection.
When seen at the Palace yesterday
Pettingell was not over pleased at the
Idea that his plans were about to be aired
in the press and for a while he was.op
posed, to discussing them. He finally ad
mitted that the purpose, of his visit was
to consult with Dr. Flint and arrange for
the perfecting of his title to the Monterey
and Fresno line.. Ho said:
I am not planning the building of a railroad,
but I am preparing to furnish the way for one.
In the two routes which we propose to combine
we believe that we possess a valuable holding
and that others share this view. Myself and
associates have six different offers for the
SotwayM soon as we are prepared to
ihow^ that they rightfully belong to U. which
I wHl be able to do in a very few weeks. An
Amsterdam concern is prepared to assume tho
entire ? bond l«mo and the other offers come
from Eastern sources.
NO STOCK PROPOSITION.
.Davis and Stevens, who returned yes
terday from a several days' conference
with Senator and Dr. Flint at their home
in San Juan, were not so communicative
La their financial associate. It was learn
ed however, that they represent Boston
capitalists, whom Pettingell Interested in
his project and are accredited respective
lv to the Suffolk. and the Merchant banks
of Massachusetts. They were sent here to
look over the scheme and report upon it.
q o far it Is »aid, they are well satisfied.
Suggestions made to Pettingell that pos
sibly his scheme might be accepted here
or in the East as a stock proposition were
met with scorn, his reply being:
¦it te not a matter that local people will be
..li.d to consider. As" I have already stated,
w* havo guaranteed offers awaiting us . tn u»e
Fast and all that Is now necessary is for us to
nJrfect our claims to the Monterey and Fresno
fine and make good our option >on the West
chore franchise. I am expecting . a telegram
now -from the East, which will have an Impor
tant bearing on the disposition of the fran
chises The "West Shore route has for years
ii, n 'regarded as a valuable > one. In fact,
way backMn 1877 Jay Gould, then looking; for
ward with much favor to. plans for invading
the extreme West, had a survey made- into
San Francisco, almost Identical with the one
made In the interest of the "West Shore road,
but he never went any farther with his "plans.
It. is said. that he and the late Collls P. Hunt
ington. arrived > at an understanding that kept
Gould. away, from .this city. . ,
With these two rights of way merged
Into one, Pettingell, or whatever syndi
cate'takes over his .property, "will have a
route beginning at San Francisco and run
ning southward past Cblma and thence on
to Santa Cruz. From ".there it is planned
to expend the road around the bay of
Monterey to the town of Monterey, the
most northerly terminus of the proposed
Monterey and Fresno Railroad, whose
franchise will be utilized as far as Fres
no. From the latter town it is planned
to run the road across the State, through
Minaret Pass in. the Sierra Nevada Moun
tains, over the State line into Nevada and
in a northeasterly direction " to Pioche.
Although Minaret Pass is available, in 'a
way, Pettingell claims that in order to
shorten the route. and 'lessen the grades,
it" will be -necessary, to construct a tun
nel of six miles through, the : mountains.
At ... Pioche he figures that connections
may be made'/with the Clark. road and he
states that he .baa already, received = as^
While planning this* action, however.
Pettingell conceived the idea of making
his prospective holdings part of a trans
continental project and he found his op
portunity inr the charter of the West
Shore Railway, which was organized by
local men in 1900. In the following year
the West Shore Company asked tho Board
of Supervisors of San Francisco for right
of way privileges into the city along a
route that would give- it terminal facili
ties within eight or ten blocks of the City
Hall. Actively promoting this scheme,
which met with formidable opposition
from the Southern Pacific people, were
R. Hermann, the North Beach .capitalist,
and Robert S. Thornton, a Wealthy resi
dent of Colroa. The application for a
franchise aroused considerable specula
tion as to what interests were behind the
latter gentlemen and it was strongly sus
pected, and especially after tho opposi
tion of the Southern Pacific had develop
ed, that Gould or the Vanderbilts were
supporting them. The franchise was
refused by the Supervisors of this city
but granted hj the adjoining counties.
Eventually the Scheme was forgotten in
the excitement over the San Francisco
and San Joaquin Valley road and it has
since lain dormant.
Some months ago Pettingell entered
into a deal with Dr. Flint, wherein the
latter was to-secure an option on the
West Shore Company's rights with the
understanding that if he were successful
the right of way should be used in con
junction with that of the Monterey and
Fresno Company for establishing a line
from San Francisco to a point on one of
the connections of a transcontinental
road. Dr. Flint succeeded in his part of
the undertaking and is. now under bond
to deliver to PettlnKell In the event of
the latter securing his title to the Mon
terey and Fresno holdings.
ROUTE INTO METROPOLIS.
WEST SHORE FRANCHISE,
Briefly, the plans of Pettingell are to
unite two old railroad charters under one
heau, and make It possible to furnlsn
railroad builders with an available rouuo
intc, California and to the waters of Sin
Fr?i.'cisco Bay. Some years ago a num
ber of Southern California capitalists,
among them Dr. Flint, had surveyed and
secured a title to a right of way for a
road from Monterey to Fresno. A. com
pany was formed under the name of the
Monterey and Fresno Railroad Company,
and its agents were sent to the East to
floaf the bonds' of the'eorporation. Fin
ally the bonds- .were turned over to Pettin
gell, who soon had them placed to the ex
tent of $7,000,000, . but for reasons which
were never clearly understood by those
who had agreed to advance the neces
sary capital for the construction of the
road, the project was never carried out.
Later Pettinj?ell brought suit for hia com
mission in the deal, and in January last
the Supreme Court vf New York State
gave him a ju'djv.ent In tne sum of
JS7D 900. With tisis judgment as a weapon,
he was enabled to dictate his own terms
as a means- of settlement. He finally
concluded that his beat move would be
to secure control of the valuable fran
chises which were owned by the com
pany and his easiest method to accom
plish this end was to proceed to enforce
his judgment. Under the latter an at
tachment and sale of the property is the
natural course, and one of the purposes
of Pettingell's visit to the coast at this
time is- to appeal to the courts for an
execution of Judgment and an order of
sale which will result In his bidding in
the company's rights and titles for him
self. ... , . /
TO UNITE OLD CHARTERS.
; If • the . undertaking is successful, ' a
right ol way from San Francisco south
ward along tho coast to Santa Cruz and
•Monterey, thence to Fresno and' thence
in an easterly direction across the Ne
vada line to the town of Pioche, where it
is claimed that connections may be made
with the Clark road and eventually with
one of the larger of the Western lines
touching at Chicago,.wlll be open to some
About three weeks ago there arrived at
the Palace Hotel from the East three
gentlemen who have since been ; quietly
working out a scheme for which they
have been guaranteed ample financial
backing in the event of its success. On©
of the gentlemen is F. E. Pettingell of
New York, who has been prominently
Identified with the promotion of railroad
enterprises in the East for a number of
years, and the others are James A. Da
vis and George L. Stevens, well known
financial agents of Boston, who' havo
como here as the representatives of. a
syndicate which is interested in the rail
road project of which Pettingell is tho
father. Associated with the trio aro
State Senator Thomas Flint Jr. and hfs»
father. Dr. Thomas Flint of San Juan,
tiuougb whose instrumentality the men
from the East have been able to over
come many of the minor obstacles whicn
invariably He in the way of financial un
A . project is under way In this city
which may" ultimately " result In San
Francisco, obtaining another transconti
nental railroad connection. Part of the
¦plan has, in fact, been already carried
out. Those behind it do not contemplate
bullUinp a road themselves. They intend
perfecting title~tb. a valuable right of
way and. offering it. to the ' highest bid
ders ambng^the : railroad magnates who
'are eagerly seeking a feasible route Into
the/estate and to the gates of its fore
most commercial city. •¦
Coast Line to Monterey, Thence to
Fresno and" Across Eastern
Boundary of State to
Use of West Shore Charter
for Local Terminal
After havinir spent a short time in
Southern California, Mr. and Mrs. Julc3
Clerf ayt have taken apartments at the
Palace Hotel, where they will remain for
the Bummer. ¦ . -• * ,
Mrs. J. F. Schemp, who has been spend
ing the past month at Redland3 with her
sister. 13 a' guest at the Arlington", Santa
Barbara. - .
Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Dundon and two
daughters have gone to New York and
will go to Europe before returning. - ¦ £,
Mr. arid Mrs. Charle3 If. Sherman and
daughter, Jennie, have returned to the
Hotel St. Nicholas after spending two
weeks In Southern California visiting va
rious points of interest. . „
A. C. Bird, general passenger agent of
the Gould lines, with headquarters in Chi
cago, was entertained last evening at din
ner in the red room of the Bohemian
Club by C. L. Canfleld, general Pacific
Coast agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee
and St. Paul Railway. Those present" at
the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Bird.
Miss Bird. Mrs. Lipplncott, Mrs. Dyer.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Towne. Mr. and Mrs.
Frank A. Vail. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Vail.
W. J. Shotwell and Mr. and Mrs. C. I*
Mrs. H. E. Huntington, Miss Hunting
ton and Miss Marion Huntington havo
taken possession of the Barraclough house
at Piedmont for the summer.'
The Woman's Auxiliary held a meet
ing yesterday afternoon at the Richelieu
to make arrangements for the garden,
fete,' which takes place next Saturday at
the Presidio fcr the benefit of the Sea
min's Institute. The benefit will be a
popular society affair, as pretty girls will
preside over the booths, while others
dance to the music of military bands. Th«
fete will be 3 to 7 o'clock. Among
those Interested are Mrs. McCalla. Mrs.
Merrill, Mrs. Pratt, Miss Harrington,
Mrs. Miller. Mrs. Oulton. Mrs. Gowing.
Mrc. Pond, Mrs. White, Mra. P. B. Corn
wall and Mrs. Eleanor Martin.
• • •
Mrs. Harry Gray entertained a few
friends at luncheon on Monday in St.
Dunstan's grill room. The decorations
were sweet peas. «*
• • •
Mrs. Cadwallader and Miss Linda Cad
wallader gave an informal tea on Mon
day for Miss Pleasants of Philadelphia.
Miss Pleasants is the fiancee of R. T.
Devlin, now of thi9 city, foraierly of Sac
The ladies of the California Club heard
an instructive and entertaining lecture
yesterday afternoon M the club rooms by
Miss Jessica B. Peixotto upon "Impres
sions in Russia." The civic department
was in charge of the day. Mrs. George
.Law Smith, president, presided.
Light refreshments and a social chat
closed the afternoon.
Mrs. Ondep>Jhone«. Mrs. Charles Mason:
Sierra Bengaline, Mlsa Kleanor Dlxon: Lady
Guinsvere Llandpoore, Miss Mabel Mason: Ld
ward Ralston, Mr. Reginald Mason; Chauncpy
Oglethorpe, Lieutenant Clarenc© Carr1«an. u.
8. A. >.
Between the two plays the two musi
cal numbers rendered were encored to
the echo. Miss Polke's "Legende" en
the violin and the song. "Love Me If I
Live," given In the rich contralto of Miss
"Wheeler, were of the highest order.
The people who Insured the success of
the evening by their patronage were;
Mrs. "Wilfrid B. Chapman. Mrs. William Col
lier. Mrs. Florence Atherton Eyre Mrt. Mar
paret Eyre Glrvln. Mrs. Emma Shatter Howar 1.
Mrs Milton S. Lejtham. Mrs. Eleanor Martin.
Mrs. Charles Mason, Mrs. Janet Porteous, Mr-.
C P Robinson. Mro. Monroe- Salisbury, air*.
a" B Williamson, the Ilev. Fred Clampett.
D I>'; the Rev. R. C. Foute. D. D.: William
Grecr Harrison; Courtenay Walter Benneit.
C. X. E-. H. B. M. Consul General.
The old standby, "A Box of Monkeys,"
carried the audience by storm. The gen
tlemen were given much opportunity to
display their talents, and the three ladles
of the cast, with vivacious characters
to depict, fully satisfied the audience.
The cast was as follows:
Society elected to make the amateur
theatricals given at the Republic Theater
by the British Benevolent Society last
night a notable function. All of the
prominent members of the local British
colony were in attendance, besides many
other members of the exclusive set, who
came to applaud the efforts of their
friends on the stage.
Contrary to the rule of amateur dra
matics, the two comediettas staged by
the society folks were acted wtih a
finesse which came as a happy surprisef
to an audience prepared to mingle Indul
gence with their appreciation. Besides
the two playlets, "Sunset" and "A Eox
of Monkeys," the programme was ren
dered charming by a violin solo by Miss
Daisy Polk and a vocal solo by Miss Gei
In "Sunset," the touching little com
edy by Jerome K. Jerome. Mrs. Arthur
Browne as "Lois" and Miss Claire Deu
prey, cast as "Joan," created a distinct
hit with their sympathetic rendition of
the parts. Misa Eleanor Dixon carrieii
off "Aunt Drusilla" well and Reginald
Mason. Arthur Browne and Eric Roberta
won applause in the roles allotted to
Merger of Franchises Is
Project of Boston
Two Sparkling Comediettas
Give Opportunity for
Amateur Theatricals of
British Society Cre
ate a Hit.
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