OAKLAND, Dec. 31. — There will be
only one delivery of mnl by the car
riers to-morrow and the office, will be
open only between the hours of -7. and
10 a. m. Public offices, banks and
business houses will remain closed
during the entire day. - v
Xew Year's Mall Delivery.
Miss Florence Young of 5147 Channlng way
gave an informal fat home"' Wednesday after
noon, many young people being the guests The
house was handsomely decorated : for the occa
sion -. and refreshments were served after a
brief entertainment. . Miss Hop« White assist
ed Uie hostess in recetviug he* — ;-—,-
BERKELEY, Dec. 31.— Mrs. George Lowe
was the hostess at an "at hoiie" yesterday
afternoon at her residence. 1904 Louisa street
the honored guests 'being membra, of Enclnal
Circle, Women of Woodcraft. 'The hours were
passed In . the enjoyment of .instrumental and
vocal music, after which refreshments were
Sam Knowles. the son of Mrs. VT. T.- Veitch.
aiul Senator Perkins" son. Fred Perklr*^ are
expected home on the Alameda. finishing a tour
of the world, which they made -on the- United
States cruiser Albany. They have be«n away
almost two years. '
Mr Perkins has been assigned to she nava]
station at .Yerba Buena as paymaste/ and Sir.
Knowles will be his assistant. Both young
men have many friends in Oakland and their
homc-eoml-is will di uttless be signalized by
much en*— Ttal.iing. • •/
"A Spanish Cavalier." Professor Vv\ W. Chap
man as "A Gentleman of Leisure." Mr. Hamp
ton as a football player. Miss Lola Hall as
"A Cowboy Girl." Mr. Feise as a Chlnaroan
and S. A. Lumsden as "Little Lord Faurtle
Tli*» fancy dress ball of the^Maple Hall As
sembly Club Tuesday evening was one of the
year's social successes. Th* decorations were
most elaborate and the number of pretty cos
tumes worn was very large. A few grotesque
figures added zest to the general fun and
A few vt those In ccHume were M!«s Mary
Dobfoson as Martha Washington. Miss Maud
Myall as "tfwee.t Sixteen," Mrs. J. O. F*alkin
hiini as a Japanese lady, J. O. Kalktuham as
"Uncle Sam." the Misses ¦ Fryer, representing
cards and paper, the tatter's colors being pink
and white, the colors of the club, Mrs. Lock
wood &s "Bow- Knots." the Messrs. Lockwood
in knee pants and blouse* Ttpnotntlug 'Little
Boys," Miss Rose Campbell as a colonial dame.
Miss Maud Damcron as "Night." Miss Falkin
ham as "Evening." Miss Prather as a Jockey.
Mrs. Center as "Evening." Edward Myall a*
• • •
The hospitality- of Arbor Villa will be ex
tended as usual thla year and New Year's call
ers will be received both afternoon and even
ing. Mrs. FVM. Scott will be assisted by her
daiiKhtcr. Miss Marion Smith. Miss Florence
Nightingale. Miss Mae Burdge. Miss Winifred
Burdge, Miss Grace Sperry and Miss Evelyn
Ellis. >; •
The home of Mrs. V»\ T. Veitch was the
scene of a Jolly watch night gathering this
evening and the big rooms resounded with the
laughter of young people until a late hour.
A few intimate friends assembled at the
homeof the Dan Beldena this evening to watch
the old year out and the new year in. In the
party were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Farr. Mr. and
Mrs. Irvins Lundbory. Miss Chrlssle Taft. MI33
Bessie Palmer. Miss Marlon Smith. Miss Anita
ami- Miss Caroline Oliver. Miss Edith S-lby.
Prentlss Selby. Rowland Oliver. Will Russell,
Ueorge Jensen and Ralph Jones.
WilMam Carson Shaw. Mr. and Mrs. William
Angus. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Downey. Mr.
and Mrs. William Backus. Miss Coke Johnson,
.Miss Julia Wel»b. Miss Atlle Ballard. Miss
Elizabeth McDonald and Messrs. Geoocc-
Walker. Carlton Wall. Alton Dayton and
¦Clurl'?!. A. McDonald.
The resolutions' were presented by
a committee from the Letter Carriers'
Association, composed of Joseph S.
Kenny, Fred Berger and William H.
Through the Postmaser's work at
special census of the city was taken,
showing a population of 82,974, or
nearly 8000 more than the 75,000 nec
essary to put the city in first grade.
By the advance the first carriers re
ceived a raise of $150 a year in pay.
OAKLAND. Dec. SI. — In token ot
his successful efforts to hare Oakland
raised to the position of first class in
the Postofflce Department the car
riers at the postofflce to-day presented
a beautifully engrossed, set of resolu
tions to Postmaster Thomas T. Dar
Charged With Mayhem.
OAKLAND, Dec. 31. — V. Cirulla. a
workman at the Judson Iron Works,
has been arrested on a charge of may
hem. It is said that Cirulla, during
a flght with L. Falasco, a fellow work
man, bit his opponent's finger so bad
ly that the injured member had to be
The plumbers' apprentices held a
New Year's eve smoker and jinks at
Kohler & Chase Hall this evening.
Following was the programme: Tum
bling by William Sullivan, Al Blakeley
and Charles Conlon; horizontal bar
v.ork by J. Kelly; Highland fling
dance by William Dalzie!. The jinks
commenced at 12 o'clock and lasted
OAKLAND. Dec. 31. — The Plumb
ers' Union last night elected Dwight
Durant to represent the local union at
the - natio'nal convention, which will
be held in St. Louis on January 21.
1904. The union allows its delegate
5700 for expenses.
The ne\y wage and hour schedule
of the Carpenters' Union will go into
eftVct on January 2. 1904.
The Newsboys' and Carriers' Union
has elected the following officers:
President, Warren H. Pillsbury: vice
president, Clyde Warren; recording
secretary, Henry Greenough: financial
secretary. Harry Armstrong; treas
urer, Charles W. Petry of the Feder
ated Trades Council; sergeant at arms,
The Housemovers' Union has elect
ed the following officers for the en
suing term: B. Thompson, president;
Charles S'nger, vice president; B. Ma
lone, secretary; P. H. Spencer, treas
urer. They will be installed at the
next meeting. -
Hotisrinovers and New*pa|>er Carriers
Choose Their Officers — Plumbers'
Apprentices Give Smoker!
PLUMI1KRS ELECT DELEGATES
TO NATIONAL CONVENTION
Clara W. Hester has filed an action
for divorce against Charles G. Hester
on the ground of cruelty. They were
married in Denver in 1900.
OAKLAND, Dec. 31. — A. R. Cope
was granted a divorce to-day by Judge
Melvin from Eleanor F. Cope on the
ground of infidelity. They were mar
ried in London several years ago.
Hannah "Hoffman has begun suit
for divorce, from Frank Hoffman on
the ground of desertion. He Is the
proprietor of the workingmen's re
treat on Sacramento street in San
by Discontented and Un
Actions for Separations Arc Beffun
A- K- COPE GRANTED
DIVORCE BY COURTS
Trainmen on Key Route Local
and on a Southern Pacific
Freight Act Just in Time
Court Holds the Charge
of Burglary Agaiust Young
Man Was Not Substantiated
REAL <KSTATE TRANSACTIONS.
Albert and Elizabeth Rhoda to Aususte L.
Meyer (wife "of Albin). lot on X' llrre of Hop
kins etrcrt. 4(S3:7 W from stake at Intersection
of said line of said ntre«t with W line of lane
20 feet wide known as Peralta avejiue. thence
X 125 by W 50. Brooklyn Township; $10.
Albert" E. a^d Mrs. M. E. Oleson to Jules
ind .Ui'.ift Tcussaint. let beginning 50 E from
intersection of Xcrth Holyoke street with E
.Sixth. E 25 by X 100. block 50. tract B,
Berkeley Loan and Town Improvement Asso
ciaiion. Berkelry. warranty deed; $10.
' Harvey 8. and Laura S. Haseltlne to E. M.
a'nd I. W. Bridenbecker (wife), lot on W lino
of .Kelsc-y street, 1U9 8 of Stuart, S 45 by W
120, block C. map t'niverslty Villa Tract,
Berkeley; $10. • .' .
Evergreen Cemetery .Association (a corpora
tion) to Emma F. Jacob!, lots In cemetery,
Brooklyn Township; $51.
Derby Estate Company -(a corporation) "to
George Lydlksen, Jot on X line 'of East
Eighteenth street. 450 W of 'Frultvale. avenue,
W 50 by X 15<». lot 19. 'Derby Tract. Brooklyn
Township; also lot on S line of Sherman street,
300.7 W of Frultvale avenue, W 50.C3. S. 106.95,
E 50. X 157.54. lot 13 fame; $10.
John and Sarah B. Yule to Christian and
Louise Bauder. lot IP. block 2. revised map of
Eden Park. Brooklyn Township; |lw.
John Kelleher (administrator eetate oT Julia
Kelleher, deceased) to Thomas Murray, lot 15,
block H, map of Andrew Jones' subdivisions,
Brooklyn Township; also all Interest of estate
of Julia Kelleher therein, quitclaim deed; $10.
Ednie c. Jones as trustee under will of An
drew Jones (deceased) and Jane C. Jones
(widow), by Susie E. o Smythe, attorney, to
same, same; $10. •
Florence A. or Florance A. and William A.
Patterson to Isaac T. Cole, lot on W line of
Mlnturn street. 150 »S of Eagle avenue, S 25 by
W 108. lot 15, block 51. map restvbdlvlsion of
block 5S and portion of block 51, Enclnal, Ala
-Millie A. Leach (widow) to Fred L. Button,
lot on XW corner of Eighth and Harrison
otreet*. \V 100 by X 10O. lots 1» to 2.T block
MS. Kellertbergers m*p (recorded December
2!*. l!*m. Oakland ; c $10
Daniel and Alice Ho'gan to John Centino.
lot on N line of Sixth street. 100 W of Jack
son. W 25 by X 100. lot 24, block «2 same
(recorded December 29 1003) Oakland; $10
Frederick and Mary Thornbury to Mary F.
Xichols. lot on N"E line of East Xineteenth
Ftreet. 166 PE of Thirteenth avenue SE C8
by XE 75. block 113. Clinton (recorded Decem
ber 23. 1903). East Oakland: $1450
Viola M. Summerford (widow) 'to Flllppo
Pinjritore. lot on E line of Alice street. 6<» S
of Sixth. S 25 by E 75, lot 6 block 59 Ket
lei-stKTger's map Oakland: |10"
J. \Y. Grant (single) to Ajrostlno FIrenie,
lot on X line of Forty-fourth street 140 \V of
Grove. TV 100 by X 100 lots 20 and 21 block
2102. Alden Tract at Temescal Oakland; $5.
Charles A. Bailey (by Raymond H. Bailey,
attorney) and Alice C. Bailey (wife) to J R
eimpton. lot on E line of Fifth street 20^ jj
of Channln* Way. N .*> by E 13(5 lot 23 block
120. corrected map Raymond Tract Berkeley
Goldpn Oate" Syndicate fa corporation) to
Mary L. Swain (widow). TV 108 feet of lot
19. block 7. map Graven and Taylor Tract con
talnlnjr 40 acres, and belngr S\V U o f plat S3
quitclaim deed. Berkeley: $10
Hetty T. and William G. Henthaw (and as
attorney) to Margaret G. Dickinson lota 10
and '£1. block B, resubdlvlsion map Frultvale
Tract, Brooklyn Township; $10.
Samuel S. and Josephine E Brower to Ern
est Willis m C. ChrUtlanwn lot on S line of
Ea*!e avenue. 232 E of Willow street E 42
by S 147:6. block 17. map resubdlvislon' blocks
15. 10. 17. etc.. Alameda; *5.
L,. G. and Mary I. Burpee to James Daly
lot on E line of Adeline street. 310 S of Thir
ty-fourth. S 10 by E 12T. block 07«, Oak
D. M. Colburn (single) to Market Street
Bank, lot on ,N line of Mariposa avenue loo
\V of Racine street. W 50 by X US being E
'4 of let 2. map portion BrumaeinT Tract E
of Shattuck avenue. Oakland; $10 - '. ¦
Edson B. and Elizabeth A. Spitfer to Chris
tine II. and Thomas J. Bennett lot on SE
corner of Vino and Henry streets E 95 bv S
40. block 8, Graves and Taylor Tract, Berke
Could Find Xo Poison.
OAKLAND, Dec. 31. — Dr. - B. T.
Mouser held an autopsy to-day in the
case of Jerome Pujol, and Oakland
Transit Consolidated conductor who
it was reported to the Coroner, had
committed suicide by taking mor
phine. The autopsy surgeon said he
could find no trace of poison and he
gave his opinion that acute meningi
tis had caused death: Morphine had
been prescribed for Pujol by the phy
sician to alleviate pain and his wife
thought he had taken enough of the
drug to cause death.
OAKLAND, Dec. 31. — During the
Christmas entertainment at the
Swedish Lutheran Church, at Tenth
and Grove streets, last night sojne of
the decorations caught fire, creating
a .great deal of excitement, but the
blaze was extinguished without calling
out the Fire Department.
Decorations Catch Fire.
OAKLAND. Dec. 31.— John W.
Mott, clerk of the Police 'Court, de
partment 2, has filed a report show
ins'that since December 19, the day
court opened, 1145 was turned into
the city treasury from criminal ca«*»
fines and forfeitures and" $56 25 for
fees in civil cases.
Record of-Xew Police Court.
OAKLAND, Dec. 31. — The wills of
Terrence Monaghan and Edward Hol
land, former residents of Eden Town
ship, were filed for probate with the
County Clerk to-day. Monaghan
leaves an estate valued at $15,000:
Holland had property which is valued
at about 520,000. v.
File Wills for Probate.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
• 1118 ¦ Broadway, Dec. 31.
A serious collision between a South
ern Pacific freight train and th'e 9
o'clock westbound Key route Berkeley
local train was averted this morning at
the crossing at the new Southern Pacific
freight yards, Shattuck avenue and
Adeline streets, by the prompt action
of '.the -motorman -on the electric train
and the engineer of the freight train.
As it was, the motor car and the
freight engine were, within five feet of
each other when they were" stopped
on the curved tracks. Engineer John
Williams and Fireman Charles Mc-
Kehzie, both jumped, so close to a
smash-up did they believe they had
come. '•'¦ -.-. r
The electric train was running rapid
ly, and had pulled into the .crossing
before the warning flag, waved by the
crossing '* man, was noticed. Running
out of the spur track from Hunter's
lumber yards was . freight extra . 1080,
with engine and three flat cars. Just as
Engineer Williams poked his head out
of the cab . window he saw the . motor
train booming squarely across . his
tracks. Conductor. Hawkins yelled to
jump, and jump the trainmen did.
The motorman jammed on his reverse
and his air brakes and brought his
train up standing. - , :
.After the crews recovered from the
shock , they found the electric car so
far over on the. steam railroad tracks
that the motorman was compelled to
back away to clear the tracks that the
freight ' train I might pull out on ¦ the
The Southern Pacific trainmen claim
ed that the motorman had not observ
ed the flagman's : signal and did not
slacken, speed when he , reached £ the
curve. The steam road people claim
right' of way over the crossing.
Shipbuilder's 4 Sudden * Death.
• OAKLAND,' Dec.; 3 1.— William D
Cameron, &0< years old, a shipbuilder!
died .suddenly this: afternoon at. 5
o'clock at his residence,^ 472 East
Eleventh; street. Death was caused
by heart disease. , Cameron was a na
tive of Nova Scotia. The, Coroner took
charge 1 of - the: case. : : ' .'.:•.
Thirty-seven per cent of the Ameri -
can people now live in cities of more
than 4000 inhabitants. " - •
ALAMEDA, Dec. 31. — Theodore
Hartley, prominent in local social cir
cles and a member of a prominent
family, was to-day purged at his pre
liminary hearing in the Justice Court
of a charge of burglary preferred
against him by Livingston Taylor, a
boatkeeper at the Webster street
bridge. Hartley was arrested Christ
mas day at the Instance of Taylor,
who alleged that the young man had
stolen a boat, anchor, oars and jib
from his place on the night of the
Attorney A. F. St. Sure, who rep
resented Hartley, brought out in evi T
dence that the craft taken by Hartley
was his own and that the defendant
had kept it at Taylor's house for some
months, had paid for its storage and
was entitled to use it when he 'de
sired.- It was admitted by. the de
fense that the anchor was the prop
erty of Taylor, but the latter had
often permitted Hartley to take- it
when necessary, as it was always re
turned. Hartley testified that on the
night when it was alleged that he had
burglarized Taylor's boathouse he had
waited for two hours for Taylor to put
in an appearance at the place in or
der that he, Hartley, might secure his
boat to row around to the . south side
of Alameda. When the boatkeeper did
not return Hartley stated that he
raised the latch of the door, entered
the house and launched his boat, takt
ln£ Taylor's anchor, as he hadv often
done before. It was his purpose, he
said, to bring the anchor back' with
the boat. When the prosecution en
deavored to prove that Hartley, had
broken into Taylor's with intent to
commit , burglary Attorney St. Sure
asked the complaining witness, if he
did not hav« a sign on the, door of the
house which read: "Open "day and
night." Taylor admitted that ¦ such
was the fact and that the sign meant
as it read. This admission. shattered
the charge of burglary and Justice of
the Peace P. S. Cone immediately dis
missed the case against Hartley/Since
the arrest of . • Hartley • the Rev.
Frank S. Brush of th [First Presby
terian Church has taken • a 4*een : in
terest in .the case, -_ as ¦ he firm 1 ™, be
lieved that the young man iwas inno-i
cent of ,. the '. accusation and that -i the
issuing of . a warrant : qn a • charge of
burglary^ hiy the_ District Attorney's of
fice was J a mistake'." • ?
BERKELEY, Dec. 31. — A Congre
gational Chinese Mission -School has
been opened in Berkeley and, already
gives promise of being a successful
institution. The first session was held
last evening and was 'well attended.
Dr. "W. C. Pond has been elected prin
cipal of the school, and Mrs. Carnall
will be the first teacher. For the pres
ent the work* will be .confined to two
Opens Chinese School.
OAKLAND, Dec. SI.— The trouble
between the Puget Sound Lumber
Company and the Building Trades
Council of Alameda County has been
amicably settled, the company agreeing
to employ only union tallymen in its
Oakland yards. The action of the
Building Tr&des Council declaring the
Puget Sound Company unfair has been
rescinded. . .
Business Agent J. B. Bowen of the
Building. Trades Council has issued the
The difference between, the Building Trade*
Council and the Puget Sound Lumber Ccm
pnay has been" Adjusted, the Puget Sound
Company agreeinK t-> employ union tallymen,
carrying B. T. C. cards, hence the Building
Tiailfs Council has removed the ban from tha
company. J. Bk BOWES,
Business Agent for Building Trades Councu.
BOYCOTT AGAINST PUGCT
• SOUND COMPANY IS OFF
Union Tallymen AV111 Be Employed
and Building Trades Council
Rescinds Recent Action- -
•BERKELEY, Dec. 31.— Now it is
clubs for men as w'ell as clubs for
women -that it is proposed to found
for house students of the University
of California. The people back of the
scheme believe that it is just as nec
essary to look after the comfort of the
boys as. the girls, so the scope of the
proposition has been enlarged.
The scheme had its inception in the
petition of a. number of 'co-eds. to Dr.
Mary Ritter of the physical culture
department to assist them in raising
the necessary money to sjtart a club.
Out of this petition grew a committee
of men and women, who assumed the
task of raising the necessary money
to form the nucleus for a loan fund.
Then some one conceived the idea of
organizing a permanent committee,
which would seek tb provide. the money
for as many clubs as could be formed.
At first it was intended to assist only
the women, but now the men will be
The forming of these clubs is by no
means a chafity, as .'the money fhust
be paid back in time. The money is
loaned to any regularly organized club
that applies. It takes about $1000 to
purchase the furniture. A clubhouse
is to be rented. The great benefit s
that the members are able to live it
"There is no reason why there
shouldn't be as many .men's clubs as
women's. The men really need more
looking after than the women, and
clilbs -would be of great use to them.
The club promotes good fellowship and
at the same time reduces the cost of
The committee having the loan fund
idea in charge consists of Dr. Mary Rit
ter, chairman; Mrs. M. L. Cheney. Mrs.
Leon J. Richardson Professor George
C. Edwards, Dr. James Torrey Allen,
Professor C. H. Reiber, .. Professor
William Carey Jones, Warren Olney Jr.
and Mrs. Benjamin Ide Wheeler.
cost, the funds for the living being
furnished pro rata by the.n. In some
cases the cost is not . more than ?15
a month for a single student.
"One club for girls has been formed,"
said Colonel George C. Edwards, a
.member of the committee. ",It is to
open at the beginning of next term and
will be conducted along the same lines
•as the. Pia del Monte and Enewah
clubs. We have ¦not gathered enough
money to start as many clubs as we
would like, but. that will come in time.
The funds we have may. be -used over
and over again, because as the older
clubs repay the amounts advanced we
may loan the money to form .other
• OAKLAND, Dec. 31. — The follow
ing marriage licenses were issued by
the County Clerk to-day: Frederick
Page, 'over 21, and Alma M. Schmidt,
over 18." both- of Oakland; Joseph J.
Cuneo,' 23, and Annie Davis, 26,* both
of San Francisco; Rollin K. Morgan,
over 21, and Alice" Busk, over 18. both
of Oakland; Bruno Steinmetz, 21, arid
Ida Schumann: 18, both of Alameda;
Allan C. Burdick, over ill Oakland,
andi Grace Penwell, over 18, Ber.ke
ley;V Jasori B. , Morse, over 21, and
Adele J. Mills, over 18, both of Oak
land; Walter T. Kellogg, over 21. and
Florence A. Britton, over 18, both of
Oakland; Nikolai Nilson. 45, San
Francisco, and Anna B. Sanderson. 40,
Oakland; Jose V. Marcos, 23, and Ma-'
ria Silva, 17, both of San Leandro.
TWO MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE "HAVING IN * CHARGE ; THE
• RAISING OF FUNDS TO BE LOANED \,TO UNIVERSIT.Y STU
. DENTS WITH WHICH* TO START- CLUBS. • ' . .
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McDonald entertained
a merry party of friends this evening In their
East Oakland hcrne. The early hours of the
evening were. devoted to 500 and as midnight
approached ; the . New Year, was . greeted with
music and merry making. •
'The guests were Mr. and Mrs. W.-W. Crane.
Mr. and ¦ Mrs. J. * V. \Nearon. ¦ Rev. aad Mra.
The list of suests Invited to the wedding
Includes Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Adams of
Stockton, Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Adams.
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Adams. Miss Almy H.
Anderson. Mrs. Jane Brltton, Mrs. E. Brew
er. George Randy. Mrs. Bis-, Mr. and Mrs.
Gilbert I.. Belcher. Mr. and Mrs. David
Ewald Brown. Miss K. Bostwlck of New
Voik, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Blxley. Mr. and
Mrs. George Baldwin. H. Brown. ¦ C. G. Bag
nal!. Dr. and Mrs. K. Erwin Brlnckerhoff. Mr.
and Mrs. K. Bryan. Captain and Mrs. F. M.
Baes, Mr. and Mrji. Charles W. Coullck, Mr.
"and Mrs. John F. Conner*. Mr. and Mrs. H.
Chamberlain. Mr. and Mrs. ¦ H. Chamberlain
Jr.. MIsb Emily Chamberlain, Mr. and Mrs.
Conrad. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cartwright. Mr. 1
and Mrs. S. Covert. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Cot
ton, Mr. and Mrs. A. F\ Coffin. Miss MoIIIe
Conners, Mr. and Mrs. R. Connell, Miss Con
nell, Mr. and Mrs. E. da Sabla Jr.. Mr. and
Mrs. F. B. Dallam, Mr. and Mrs. de la
Montanya. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Dargie.
William E. Darsie Jr., Miss Dargie, Robert
Davis, Dr. and Mrs. E. L.. Dow, Mr. and Mrs.
G. B. Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. AIfr*i Eastland.
Miss I^oulse Earle, Charles Robert Kgelly. Mr
and Mrs. John D. Eby. James "P. Edoft, Mrs.
A. J. Eastland,* F. H. Elchbaum, Joseph East
v lahd, Thomas Eastland, Wallace H. Foster,
Mr and Mrs. Charles Foy. Mr. and Mrs. E.
D. Flint. Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Gallndo, Mls»
Katherine Gray, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Uunnlson
W. M. Goggln. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Hol
t «rtqn. Mr. and Mrs. J. Hutchlnson, Mr. and
Airs. C. A. Hellborn, Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Hub
banl, Mr and Mrs. E. A. Heron. Miss Helen
Hallowell. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hosmer, Mr.
ond Mr3. George H. Isenon. Mr. and Mrs. F.
S. Judah,' Miss Gertrude Jones, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur B. James, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Joy
ner. Miss Joyner. Mr. and Mrs. James John
son Miss Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. W. Kergan.
Mr.' and Mrs. W. F. Kelly. Miss Emma Kel
logg. William Knowles, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank A. Leach, . Mr. and Mrs. W.
Lyraan, Mr. and Mrs. - William McMur
ray, Mr. and Mrs. James Watson McClure,
Mr", .and Mrs. John Martin. Mr. and Mrs. A.
S. MacdonaM. Mrs. D. E. Martin. A. Mltchler,
Miss Mltjhle;*, Benjamin Mltchler, Mr. and
Mrs. Will Meyers, Mr. and Mrs. William Mil
wain, Dr. and Mrs. I. Emmet Nicholson. Miss
Laura NIcootson. Mrs. M. B. Nicholson. J.
Newman.' Claience-- Oliver, Mr. and . Mrs. G.
Pohlmann, Miss Pohlmann. . Governor and Mn.
George C. Hardee. MIS3 Penntman. Miss Cecilia
Prltchart, Mrs. E. Payne. Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
Ray. Mr. arrt Mrs. George Ryno. John' li.
Reed, Mr. nnd Mrs. Lawrence Reed, Miss Ger
trude Ruddlck. Harry Rinn. Mr. and Mrs. Jchn
Ross, - Mrl' and Mrs. J. Walter Scott. Mr. and
Mrs. W. D. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Smith.
Clifton' A. Sause, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Smith. - Mrs. Sherwood. Mips Sherwood. Edwin
L. Smith, Mrs. N. Stevens. Miss M. C. Stroud.
Miss Summers, Mr. and Mrs. Allen D; Sloan,
Dr. and Mrs. M. Splnk,-Mr. and Mr*. M. P.
Smith, E. L«. Spatn, Dr. and Mrs. John Thomp
son, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Taylor, Mr. and Mr».
J. Thompson. Miss Grace Thomas, the Mlsso*
Thompson. Mrs. Brlggs Utuely. Mr. Vose. Mr.
and Mrs. William Veltch. Mr. and Mrs.- George
E. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Walsh, Dr.
and Mrs. Wall.. Miss Wall. Mr. and Mrs.
James ¦ Wiggins.- Captain - and- Mn'. - John T
Wright, Miss Edna White, Mr. and Mrs L
White, Hume Wllhoit. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. M
Wate. Robert Westdahl, Harold York, Mr!
and Mrs. E. C. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Leon
P. Low of San Francisco.
The sroom was attended by his brother Wal
lace Foster. The nuptial knot was tied by the
Rev. William Carson Shaw, pastor of the
Church of the Advent. He was assisted by the
Rev. John Thompson, the groom's grandfather.
The bride's mother. Mrs. John A. Brltton.
wa3 radiant In a very becoming gown of smoke
colored zamallte, elaborately trimmed with
gray and white cluny lace and coral jewels.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelloeg will enjoy their honey
moon 'In picturesque Mexico and expect to b«
there two. or three weeks, after which thev
will «reside in Oakland. Their artistic little
cottage home Is a wedding gift from the
bride's father and Is situated on Walsworth
avenue a few doers from the family home.
Nearly all of the furnishings are "wedding
presents nnd few Oakland brides have been
to happily and bountifully remembered.
Mr. Kellozg holds an- excellent position in
the general passenger agent's office of the
The wedding of Miss Brltton and Mr. Kel
ijgK has been anticipated with unusual inter
erf In Oakland, owing to the- prominence of
the bride's father, John A. Brlttfjn, «who is
r resident of the Oakland Gas, Light and Heat
"Company, and general manager of the Califor
nia Electric Corporation, and also on account
of the ijcpulartty of "the* young bride and
groom. Tretr romance 'began eight years ago
in the Lincoln school, when they learned the
first lesson in love from a. teacher not on the
county's payroll — HUJe Dan Cupid.
The scene of the wedding, this evening was
the home of the bride's parents on Walsworth
avenue- and the artistic residence was like a
bit of fairyland. . The Interior was a perfect
bower of . palms and huckleberry foliage,
through which scarlet berries occasionally
gleamed, while through th'e garlands and from
every nock and corner tiny electric bulbs
shed, a soft light.
The ceremony took place In the library,
wheie me whole side of the room was cov
ered with graceful follagf, through "which In
candescent lights shone- "like stars. In the
center ot this green panel, from the garlanded
celling, hung a large white bell, the clapper of
which was formed by an incandescent bulb.
As the stringed orchestra -played the wed
ding march the white-robed ribbon bearers,
Miss Louise Earl nnd Miss Edna Pohlmann,
formed an aisle through which the bride
passed, leaning en her father's arm.
Her gown was a beautiful creation of cream
silk crepe, i It was simply but exquisitely made,
a : deep shirring- forming the skirt yoke and
four wide tu:ks finishing the long train. The
well-fitting hoalce was low on the shoulders,
the yoke being of lucked net. studded with
penm. A wide collar of point lace outlined
the .joke, on which was pinned the groom's
gift, an exquisite brooch of pearls.' The con
ventional veil of tulle and the shower bouquet
finished an unusually beautiful costume.
Miss Alice Brltton was her sister'a only at
tpndant and wore a irown that was much ad
mired. It was of white novelty cloth and
made with a triple skirt and low bodice thii
transparent yoke being jeweled and finished
with a deep cobwebby collar of rare point
lace. The short undersleeved were covered by
angel sleeves, which fell from the shoulders.
Mls3 Britton carried a great bunch of red
OAKLAND, Dec. 31.— JVhile the present year
was still in Its infancy Miss Florence A. Brit
ton announced her engagement to Walter F.
Kellogg and to-night, standing at the threshold
of tfie new year? the happy couple were made
man and wife. *
EVENTS IN SOCIETY
George W. Meeker, a saloon-keeper
at 4364 Telegraph avenue, would be
pleased to know the whereabouts of
an affable and well groomed young man
who represented himself the day be
fore Christmas as the Pacific Coast
representative of the Kentucky Eag!»
Distilling Company of Cincinnati. Ohio.
Detective William Quigley would also>
be glad if he could find the aforesaid
affable "and well groomed young man.
It is the old story of a clever swin
dler and his victim. Meeker parted
with $31 88 so easily that It is whispered
in police circles thdt it hurt the confi
dence man's feelings to take the money.
At any rate, he got the coin and has
not been seen in these parts since. And
the saloon* man is waiting fc-r two- bar
rels of whisky he purchased from his
missing caller that have failed of de
livery. In short. Meeker has been eas
ily -separated, fro'm bar receipts aad. he
has told his tale of woe to the police.
. Ori December 24 it occurred. Enter
salesman, presenting card. Treats the
crowd. Goc-d fel)ow. And then to busi
ness Meeker he requires a
couple of barrels*, of • fine whisky in
bond! Sale is made. Visitor gets an
advance of $31 58 to pay warehouse
charges, etc., and save Meeker trouble.
Whisky to be delivered in a few hours.
Nothing dofrns yet. Charge it to profit
and loss and credit experience, said
Meeker.' . * •
Oakland Office. San Francisco Call,
111S Broadway, Dec. 31.
Police Requested to Assist in
the Search After a Missing
Bunko Distillery Salesman
BUYS PHANTOM WHISKY
Saloonkeeper Is Induced to Part
With His Coin at the Be
hest of a Confidence Man
They bought a ring- in San Francisco
and then started for Berkeley in the
afternoon. They could not buy a li
cense there, and were directed to Oak
land. They went to the City Hall in
stead of the County Clerk's office, and
finally arrived just in time to catch
Cupid Hanley, who Issued them the
necessary license. With the important
document landed, 'they journeyed to
Alameda, where they were married by
Judge Cone as quickly as the statute
It took Charles Landers and Sylvia
Messe, two young people "of San Fran
cisco, an entire day and a chase over
the better part of three counties to gel
the matrimonial knot satisfactorily
tied, and they only succeeded in their
purpose late last evening after a day
spent in misdirected effort. They were
finally married in Alameda, after visit
ing San Mateo, Berkeley and Oakland.
According to the story told by the
bride they started off early yesterday
moming with the intention of being
married ip Pan Mateo. Upon their ar
rival there they visited "a jeweler's for
the purpose of buying a wedding ring.
He told them wedding rings were no
longer in fashion, and tried to sell them
a watch. It transpired he had no wed
ding rings, and for the want of one they
had to go back to San Francisco, as
she would not be married without one
and there was no place in the county
where a wedding ring could be pur
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
1118 Broad-nay. Dec. 31.
Fire Chief James Kenny and Town
Marshal Kerns investigated the prem
ises afterward and concluded that the
fire had been set by an incendiary, who
had some motive. The investigation
will be continued in the hope of appre
hending the criminal.
The house was occupied until yester
day by R. W. Alcorn, a plantation own
er of Missisijini, who with his wife and
sister and brother-in-law, J. H. Wise,
had been there a month. The Alcorns
moved to-- 593 'O'Farrell street, San
Francisco, yesterday afternoon,. and the
Wises to 1152 Regent street, Alameda.
They had originally rented the house
from Mrs; J. E. McMahon of San Fran--
Cisco, who owns the furniture in it. Be
fore going they had arranged with Dr.
arid Mrs.. -TV. A. Wilson of Oakland to
take the house, and the Wilsons moved
in to-day, though unaware that an in
cendiary had been there a. short time
before them. • " •
A determined attempt was made this
morning by some mischievous or re
vengeful incendiary to burn the cottage
at. 2633 Shattuck avenue, belonging to
Mrs. M. W. Mather of Oakland. That
the miscreant did not succeed was due
to the prompt efforts of George McCall,
whose home is next door to the Mather
cottage. No motive is assigned for the
crime and there was no one in the
house at the time. There was appar
ently no effort at robbery, and so far
as known there is no insurance on the
house. :- ; \
The fire was discovered at 7: SO o'clock
this morning by McCall. who turned in
an alarm. George Heggerty of the Per
alta Fire Company came upon the
scene first and put out the fire, which
was blazing in the basement of the
house. Heggerty found that the fire and
Smoke were coming from a pile of shav
ings, shingles and broken laths that
had been saturated with coal oil. The
house escaped injury, as the flames had
not time to reach the woodwork.
Berkeley Office San Francisco Call*
2148 Center Street. Dec. 21.
Hugh J. Corcoran, formerly a prom
inent, steamboat man of Stockton, has
begun suit to have his divorced wife re
strained from shutting him oat of his
house. A short time ago she had him
arrested for disturbing the peace, and
he was given his liberty upon furnish
ing. $100 cash bail. In his complaint he
says he is ill and fears she will carry
out a threat made by her of ousting
him from the premises.
After ten years of married life Cor
coran and Ella M. Corcoran were di
vorced about two years ago. The d*fe
cree made no provision for the division
of the property. He says that he bought
his home, at 389 Twenty-second street,
on the installment plan, and that It is
still subject to a $2400 mortgage. He
claims he paid for it out of his own
money, but that his wife now maKes
a claim for it, has threatened to "oust
him— to catch him out of the house, and
lock him out and keep the furniture."
He says he believes she will do it, and
as he has a paralyzed leg he cannot
combat her. He has appealed to the
courts' to decide their dispute.
111S Broadway, Dec* 31*.'
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
At thr- Church of the Advent in«East
Oakland hofy communion w.111 be cele*
brated at 40 o'clock. 'with a sermon" by
tbe rector. Rev. William Carson Shaw.
The Laoies' Aid Society and the Ep
worth Leagu" of the Eighth-avenXie
Methodist Episcopal Churcli will keep
open house on New Year's day from 3
to 10 p. m. During the. afternoon re
freshments will be served. »
An oripinal Xew Year 'service will be
held at the Eighth-avenue Methodist'
Episcopal Church next -Sunday even
ing by the Men's Sunday Club of East
Oakland. A "New Year's Welcome"
has been planned by the club, and a
long programme of musical selections
ond addresses has been .arranged by
the following eommitee: Frank Tr&wer
< chairman), T. Wall and Stuart W.
A special music programme was ren
dered at the watchnight services of the
First Congregational Church -this even
ing, and to-morrow mornine sunrise
communion will he celebrated at 7:15
o'clock 0 in the chapel., -at which the
church motto for 1904 will be am
nounced by the pastor. Rev. Charles
' In nearly every church in this citjy,
ts well as in Alameda and Berkeley.
the majority of the congregations at
tended the waichnight services, and
v\ith song and prayer celebrated the
advtnt of the new year. Owinc to the
fcerere illness of Clement P. Rowlands,
the oratorio '"The Holy City." which
was to have been rendered at the
watchnight service of the First Pres
byterian Church, was postponed, and
instead a watch social was held in the
parlors of the church from 9 to 11. to
night, and from 11 until midnieht a
religious v.-atch service was held.
A young people's meeting and love
feast service, followed by a social inter
mission ami ah address by the Rev.
E. R. Dille. marked the watchnicht ser
vice at the First Methodist Church.
The annual business meeting and roll
of the First Free Baptist Church were
held this evening. Following the meet
ing refreshments were served by the
ladies in the vestry of the church, after
which a' watch service of prayer and
praise lasted until midnight.
A social and religious watch service,
lasting from 8 until 12 o'clock, was held
at the Xorweprian-Danifh M. E. Church
at 547 Twentieth street.
.Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
111S Broadway, Dee. 31.
At midnight to-night a Ions scream
from the big siren aL -Boole's ?hip
yard, and a ch«rus from every factory
whistle ixr.ti every bell in the city, aid
ed by the din of hundreds of h<>rns of
all descriptions, announced the death
of the old year and the birth of the
Special Music Is 'Arranged for
Services at Many of the Down
town Houses of Worship
Charles Landers and Sylina
Messe Visit San 3Iateo, San
Francisco and Other. Towns
Steamboat Man Asks Judge
for Order Restraining Woman
From Interfering With Him
Discover No Plausible' Motive
• for the Miscreant's Attempt
at- Wanton .Destruction
NEIGHBOR SEES FLAMES
APPEALS TO THE COURT
CHOCHES KEEP WATCH
INVADE THKEE COUNTIES
Young: Couple Spend a Day
.. in Efforts" to Have Matri
monial Knot Suitably Tied
Bells and Whistles, -Led by
Big- Siren at Boole'-; Shipyard,
Sound a Salute ill Chorus
Hugh J. Corcoran Declares
Former Spouse Awaits Chance
to Shut. Him Out of Home
Incendiary Piles Shavings and
. Laths To«retheE, Then Ap
plies Torch to Kerosene
Male Students Are to. Be Aided to Establish Habitations,
Where They 0 May Live Cheaply and in the Same
Spirit of° Goodfellowship as ; Is Afforded- the Girls
TRIES TO SET
HOUSE ON FIRE
SAYS HE FEARS
CLUB FUND IS STARTED
FOR BOYS OF BERKELEY
THE NEW YEAR
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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL,. FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 19U*.
NEWS OF THE COUNTY OF ALAMEDA
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