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Events of a Day in Four Coun ties About the Bay
TOAQUIN MILLER invests dedication of church to be used
J by orphans with striking interest by reading a poem which calls
attention to the achievements of unknown babes since time of
Moses. ,
-j \u25a0
Joaquin Miller Pays' Tribute to
World's Unknown Babes;
Jocquvn Miller reading his poem in praise of orphans at dedica
tion of in Frwtvalc. , \u25a0 "- .
Composes Poem for Dedication of a
Church to Be Used by Orphans
. OAKLAND. May 26.— Joaquin Miller,
the '"poet of the Sierras." took parti
this afternoon in the dedication and]
cornerstone laying: of the Higgins
Methodist Episcopal church of Upper'
Fruttvale. reading an original poem ad. j
dressed to "The Fred Finch Orphans ;
end Their Friends." The poet has ren- j
dered material assistance in the erec
tion of the church, which will be at
t-sndrd when completed by the children
of the Fred Finch orphanage.
The dedicatory exercises were held •
under the direction of Rev. W. C. i
V&mon and a conmittfe of Methodist 1
ministers, the address of the dedication <
»>• ing delivered by llev. K. R. Dille, pas
tor of the First Methodist church of!
this city. who. after appealing to thf- j
people who have made the erection of !
the new house of worship possible, to;
support it Sn future years, introduced ;
Joaquin Miller as "a man who has |
made California famous wherever the;
English larigruag-e is read or spoken,!
and who has himself rendered great?
assistance in the building of this!
Miller. after acknowledging the
tribute paid by Dr. Dille, briefly ad-j
dressed the audience. He said:
"It Is not to those of you who have j
reached majority that I wish to talk — (
ft i* to these little ones, these children j
in whose veins runs the blood of no j
Jiving man or woman, and whose w^l- )
fare is intrusted to you. and to me. Re--j
member, you little children, that you I
are not to bo. down because you 1
are orphans aiid because you are de- {
prlv-d of iht> fMiMitiff. hand of father;
/jrsil nioiher. . IJ^TiTr.bpr also that some'
of ihofo Xo wi,o',a t'sc worlil owes much'
\7fte UirrasfHvs o^phans «nd were*
compelled to ftsi-t the battle of Ufe \u25a0
"Many of those whose names are in- j
delibly engraven on the tablets ofj
American history never knew the care i
end love of father and mother, and j
one, whose name has reached the utter- i
most *>nfls of the earih as an intrepid i
*rplorer, was also an orphan. This j
raan was Henry M. Stanley, who be- j
Town Is Offered the Univer
sity Avenue Pier for
BERKJEX^EY. May 26. — Propositions
covering the purchase by the city «)f
the University avenue Wharf, ownef
by W. B. Hey wood, were consid
ered by a committee! of the boartf
of trustees today, including President
Francis Ferrier and acting Town At
torney R. C Staats. Heywood has of
fered the wharf to deep water for
A question has arisen concerning the
title to the land from the end of the
wharf to deep water. It stands In thd
name of Horace W. Carpentier, while
tbe Black "Diamond coal company
claims a right of way. .The land was
formerly state tide Itnd. subject to
private title as far waterward as ship
The trustees will consider the pro-,
posal !n connection with others look
ing toward the construction of a ne.v
municipal wharf by the city.
BERKELEr. May 26. — The town I
trustees will consider the bids for the
construction of a city hall at \u25a0 their
meeting tomorrow night. Bonds In the
Bum of 1100,000 have been voted- Eleven
bids have been .submitted
fore his death was raised to knight
hood because of his gallant efforts to
rescue a fellow man from the depths
of Africa, So you. the children whose
Hves are in our care, are not to bear
the name of orphan with sorrow, but
with pride."
In* closing Miller then read the poem
which he had written for the occasion.
It reads:
Not rbaritr. not dole of bread, *
Not doubtfiil rsimfnr. mCf roof n-ee
We ark for tho** of wuatn 'tw»K Mid,
"l^t little ones cense unto me."
Bnt we ioToke r«»spfrt <3«»sr lore*.
For those He cives us here to keep —
Wb«f lowly, loti»!y. tnnrl«>»« «k>T»>s!
M'Lat mute Lnr;»s iriaiz where willows weep!
E«^r sweet lot** M(.r*.ed -wUh respect.
"Reti room U ri?r. a reach abroad.
Beg room to stand, to walk erect.
To booie with (iod. to wor&Ulp God.
I>i. crphaned IjDiKsln. fJarfleld, yea,
TTje orphan Barely 1» God'ti own.
Aye Mot (he crfihan's detds tway.
And elory were a p»i-c unknown.
Ttr!ce orphan*^ R« • us. Romtilas.
Thn«'t rak"«l forth irom mother, horne —
TLp the v.t.i.X'9 dags, ati'l suckled tbnt!
And yet they rearrd inijbty Roice.
Tbe teliT jlws In t!:e reeds:
NuUe orphan, hidden from the sword —
And yet. what deeds, what mighty leeds,
i tkoKB orphan of the Lord!
Think, thlni J the Christian world today.
The Cecalo3tse. all laws, nil creed*.
Hank where that W>y orphan lay
Low bidden In tbe lotcs reeUs!
Dimf>n<l. Cal.. May 2T>. 1007.
A copy of the poem was inclosed in
the box containing the records of the
church, which was sealed In the corner
stone of the structure, as was a list of
those who bad aid<-fl in the raising of
the fund for the building. Most of the
money was raised by the sale of-cer
tificates entitling the . holder to a free
pew in the church.
The members of the. committee in
charge of the" dedication were: Rev.
W. C. Damon. Rev. J. C. Bolster, Rev.
A. J. Hansen, Rev. F. C. Gale, Rev. J. E.
Clark and G. NYXash.
Town Trustees Hope to Re
move Cause of the
BERKELEY, May 26.— Steps have
been taken by the town trustees look
ing toward the abatement of landslides
In North Berkeley, which have been the*
cause of considerable trouble in the
neighborhood of Cedar and Arch
strelts. A committee of the board,
with Superintendent of Streets Turner
and A. M. Hunt, consulting engineer,
examined the locality today. Engineer
Hunt suggested that a series of
trenches be dug to'carry awas* the sur
face wat«r, flow- from the - hills west
ward . Instead of - south. . as the natural
courses run. This he . believed would
protect .the ground from, the eroding
effects of the heavy surface flow which
occurs; every; winter." j
Superintendent of Streets Turner will
make a. series of cuts, and borings to
determine how far it will be necessary
to - go; to reaah bedrock. *_\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0
The [board is confident that by proper
engineering the long standing cause of
landslides in the hill district can be
eliminated.' "' *\u25a0\u25a0
By an Imperial Russian decree about
20,0*0,000 acres of land in Siberia" ar«
to be sold .to the peasants. J CountlVo- '\u25a0.
rontzoff Dasnoff has offered ":thls es^i
tate, : near Parlograd, about 80,000 acres, i
for sale to the peasants. i
THE;>SAy:-rEBA3fCTSC6:?::GJ^,^\3IQ^A:Y;.:-MAY: : : 2", 1907.
News of the Women's
Clubs in the Cities
Across the Bay
OAKLAND." May 26.— Last week was
marked by elaborate luncheons"" in sev
eral of the clubs. On Tuesday Ebell
gave a brilliant reception in its Har
rison street clubhouse. _ Several hun
dred women gathered about the attrac
tive board with its decorations of La
France roses. Professor and Mrs. 'J;
Frederick Wolle were the ; guests of
honor. Mrs. Harmon Bell was assisted
in her, duti«s as hostess by Mrs. J. B.
Hume, Mrs. Charles J. Woodbury, Miss
Eva. Powell, Mrs. Willard Williamson.
Mrs. C. E. Cotton. Mrs. Harry P. Carl
ton, Mrs. E.. C. yon Helms, Mrs. Frank
M. Hurd. Mrs. Edgar Dow. Mrs. A.;N.
Burrell, Miss Grace Burrelf. Miss Jean
nie "Gregory. Mr 3. T.L. Barker. Mrs.
Charles" Kellogg, Mrs. E. Benjamin.
Mrs. Walter Manuel, Mrs. W. E. Mont,
On Friday the members of Ebell
opened" its club quarters and ex
tended their hospitality to the women
of Oakland in honor of Mrs. John A.
Logan. The hour was made most, in
formal and delightful, and while the
affair was Impromptu about 250 women
\u25a0were present to greet the distinguished
visitor. Mrs. Logan is the widow "of
the famous statesman and soldier and
has won honor on her ability in the
field of letters. She is one of the most
widely known club women in the na
tional federation.
On Tuesday afternoon a stereopticon
lecture will be given by William Nor
man Guthrie. "William Blake, Poet.
Prophet and Engraver." will be the
theme of his address. Dr. Guthrie Is
lecturer in general literature, at the
University of Chicago. During the last
several years he has given extension
courses in the bay cities, which have
proved to be most popular to the stu
dents of literature. Mrs. T. C. Coogan
will be presiding hostess on this occa
• _*- ' - • - r^ .'-. \u25a0 •
The May luncheon of the Oakland
club on Wednesday at the Piedmont
club house was an enjoyable affair. One
hundred and eighty guests were pres
ent. Mrs. M. J. Laymance as presid
ing hostess was assisted by a score of
prominent club women. The musical
half hour which followed the discus
sion of the menu was under the direc
tion of Mrs. H. L. Whitehead. Mrs.
Robert Hughes, pianist, and Mrs.
Llewelyn Hughe3, soprano, contributed
the numbers. ' .
Two events are programmed 1 , for
Wednesday, both of which promise to
be of exceptional. Interest. "An after
noon with Mrs. Herbert Sanford How
ard, reader, assisted by Mrs. Charles
Colfax Hughes," singer," is the form of
invitation sent out. Mrs. Howard "is a
talented woman. , In the production > of
"Lady Windemere's Fan" by , the
Shakespeare club of Alameda recently
she took one of the most difficult roles
on three days' notice and won un
stinted praise by her rendering of the
part. It was in large measure to her
that the success of- the Oscar Wilde
drama was due. Her numbers will. In
clude a group of songs from a reader's
viewpoint, among which will be. "An
Apple Orchard" (Anon.). "Crossing the
Bar" (Tennyson), "My Rosary" (Nevin);
"The. Bridge" (Longfellow). "The Lost
Chord" (Adelaide ~ Proctor), -"Forf All
Eternity' (Angelo Mascheroni).': Other
numbers will be "Absolution" (E. Nes-r.
bit) and "Aux Italiens" 'Owen Mere
dith). In the latter she will-be assisted
by Mrs. Margaret Davis Hughes at the
piano. The musical numbers which
have been announced by Mrs. Hughes
are "Der Isra" (Rubinstein). "Good
Night" (Rubinstein); "The Vain Suit"
(Brahms), "In Autumn" (Franz) ."Were
My Songs With Wings" (P. Hahn) and
"Dawn" (D^Hardelot).
The choral section has Issued cards
for a musical on Wednesday evening,
when its members will give a program
of sons. Under the leadership o-f Mrs.
H. L. Whitehead the eection has been
doing some excellent work. Percy L.
Dow is the • newly elected director.
Dancing will be enjoyed at the con
clusion of the program and a light
supper is to be served.
On Monday afternoon Mrs. B. N.
de Leon will receive? the membersj of
the choral section of the Twentieth
Century club; at an .informal musical
at her home in Berkeley. Mrs. da
Leon has bean curator of thi3 section
since its beginning. Press of workln
the state federation made her resigna
tion necessary. It was with deep regret
that the section was compelled to give
up its enthusiastic. leader;
On Tuesday afternoon one of • the
elaborate receptions of the week was
given by Mrs. Anna Little Barry, re
tiringv president of the Twentieth Cen
tury club in honor of Mrs. :J.H., Wood,
the president. The members of the
club enjoyed the hospitality of the
Barry home. .
The concluding meeting"' of the club
will be a business-session, when the
reports of. the officers and chairmen of
committees will be read.
Another charming luncheon of the
week took place in - Berkeley on j Sat
urday afternoon, when 30 members en
tertained at their annual breakfast <n
the Hillside club house. The "women
vrnqmake up the personnel of this de
lightful cot-erie of friends are. excep
tionally clever, so - that the hour about
the luncheon.b oard- was of "unusual in
terest, the witty toasts being alternated
with musical numbers | by the I guests.
The.: Etude Club Is among the- best
known of the women's: musical organ
izations on tWsiside~;of the bay.;: "Al
though they have' been.'organlzed but
three Beasons they : have accomplished
much in their: fortnightly meetings. /
Mrs. J. H. Wood; will entertain. "at
the regular; session on Monday ]at har
home in Berkeley.' when | an interesting
program of song will be given.
.An- industrial Institute, "where, i'l
branches of music, . drawing,; painting,
embroidery-and; sewing will be [taught,
is the plan of a .new association i which
has been formed by a group of Oakland
women. The school is designed for tal
ented ; women and \ girls;! ;The officers
who t have been elected to [ take charge
of 'the.' new dub are: President,' llr^.
C. Lindsay; first vice .president, Mrs.
S. i C. ; Dunham; [. BecondLvice president,
Mrs. G. S."de Perh;; third vice-president,
Mrs. J. Errington; secretary and treas
urer." Miss Alice Fernandez; correspond
ing ; secretary.; Miss ,M. Murphy. .""\u25a0'
.Tiidße Frank B. Ogden, who was
elected grand .master of th«- order. '.of
Odd 1 Fellows at the' late meeting; In -Los
Angeles/ and! Mrs. = Ella Van; Court, the
newly : elected r grandj president "of > ;Re
bekahs," .will ybejthe honored ' guests *•» t
an elaborate > reception : wnlch\ the local
lodges, afe o planning* in* their 'honor for
Thursday - June ;> 6.'; •• Odd) Fel
lows and - Rebekahs about the bay. will
beUhe) guests. T^ That > both J the \ highest
officers . .were ; :, f rom '\u25a0\u25a0.;* Oakland
lodges f were -appreciatea
greatly by; the.; local- members. " v \u25a0
CBUBHED BY TRAlN— Oakland, . May 26.—
M. \u25a0 GoTolk,: a cook, ft dipped '. in ' jumping ton <*
Webster street' train xat i Twelfth :; street: this
eTenlog " and bis : left \u25a0. foot '• was \u25a0 crushed. - • •
Increased Impetus Follows Lull in the
Activity of Realty Trading in Bay Cities
I OAKLAND, May 26.— Within the last
week the . Alameda county real estate
market seems to have fully recovered
from the depression felt during ths
early part of the present • month, which
was dues >n: great part, according to
local real estate men. to the disturbed
conditions or the labor world in
San ;, Francisco, which led toe the
fear'that the industrial paralysis might
be felt in this city, but as nothing of
the kind has happened, and there ap
pears to be no likelihood that there
will be trouble bete, investors are
again keeping the local and suburban
dealers busy. . \ A
Besides a large number of sales of
residence property and small business
locations, there have been several, largo
deals lin -centrally located commercial
property reported, the most important
oftthese being the sale of a two story
brick business block in Tenth street
between Broadway and Franklin, which
was purchased by John D. Pasmore.
The property was so sold. through the
office of George W. Austin, and the
price paid for the lot and building was
f 60,000.
; Another large sale reported last week
was that of the Montana block in
Seventh street near Adeline, which was
sold by James F. Kapp, for Joseph
T. Hindi," to James T. O'Brien, for ap
proximately $40,000. The property, has
Ja frontage of 100 feet in Seventh streat
I and consists of, six stores and six flats.
The purchaser bought the property as
[an investment.
| A'third important transfer was that
i of a large lot at Broadway and Twenty
j fourth, street, -which is occupied by a.
[two story dwelling and two flat builtl
j Ings: This property was sold by Leo
pold Levi to -Kate. Winzell of Nevada.
the * price paid for the holding being
522,500. .The sale was made through
(the office of George TV. Austin.
Two unusually large sales of resi
dence property are also, reported for
last week, the first being the sale of
a handsome residence on Fifth avenue
and East: Fourteenth street by H. Ep
pinger Jr. to John Morrissy, manager
of the San Francisco Orpheum theater,
who- will assume control of the new
Orpheum theater which is now in
course of construction in this city. The
property is 75 by 115 feet and the
price paid by' the purchaser was IS.OOO.
The 'deal was completed by the Lay
mance realty company. The second sale
was that of a lot and building on
Eighth and Chester streets, which was
sold-' by" the », est Oakland bank and
trust company to E. J. Bell, for $8,000.
This sale was mado by George W.
Austin. :; •;
1 Building operations continfe with un
abated activity, and even during the
depression \u25a0 In the real estate market
this branch of local industry was not
affected," as the' owners of property- In
this, city. Mother than those who have
bought- for* speculative purposes, are
impatient to improve their holdings: as
rapidly as possible. Besides the' many
buildings already in course of con
struction, there have been issued in the
last week, by the board of public works '
permits for new buildings; totaling in
value-$118,817.E0." Following Is a sum
mary of \the permits . issued and. £ho
character^, of the structures for the
\u25a0erection .of which they* were secured:
. ./ * .:" '""\u25a0' vrr ' : * , Permits. Amounts.
One story dwellings ...7..'..... .16 . f20.8C0.01l
Two story dwellings ......... 5' ;- 13,325.00
Two story' flats 4 10,380.00 I
[Churches V,. ..2 27.000.00!
Garagpa .:.'.......:..........'... 2 7.300.00 !
Planing mill ...:.:;.-...'...... .. -V? 17,000.00!
llepairs, alteration! and additions. SO \u25a0 12,170.00!
Sbeds, ; etables, workshops, etc... 16 t
Totals . . ....... . .*. . . . . /. .85 $118,517.50
First ward...-: ...,.....; ....2S XJ37.730.00
Second ward .... :io 17,005.00
Third ward ....-.: . H 2.705.00
I'ourth ward.. 5 19,5*5.00 J
Fifth ward . . .................. U ; 14.&4.V00 |
Sixth ««rd .. : 8 3,815.00 }
Seventh ward .11 .. 22.972.50:
Totals : S5 $118,817.50
After weeks of work in clearing the
site of oldT. buildings, ground has at
last been broken for the big hotel to
bo' erected on the block bounded by
Harrison and Alice and Fourteenth and J
Fifteenth streets by a syndicate .of
Oakland bankers. Plans for the new
hostelry have, been prepared by Archi
tect Hardenbergh of New York, who
was the designer of ; several of the fin
est hotels In the United States, notable
among them being the Waldorf- Astoria
of New York and the New- Willard -of
Washington; D.C. The plans are now)
complete In every detail, and as soon !
as the excavation work is completed j
the laying of -the foundations will
j begin. \u25a0 j
The estimated cost of the new hotel,
which when completed will-be one of
the most magnificent of its kind on the [
Pacific coast, Is $2,300,000, and this sum i
has been set aside for the" work 'by 'the ]
syndicate of bankers by whom the hotel j
Is to be erected.' It is the intention of ,
the 'builders to rush the .building to J
completion as rapidly as possible, r: j
Ground hasalso : been brbken for the
foundations of the ' new "Young Men's
Christian association building which* is
to be erected" at Telegraph avenue and
Hobart street, the last of the buildings
formerly, occupying ; the site having
been removed' last. week.* Plans for the
structured have moti not i yet been entirely
completed, but will be before the ex
cavation workis done. .
Work - on' the new . St. Mark hotel, j
which ; is being • erected" at Twelfth \u25a0 arid ]
Franklin streets, is progressing rapidly, !
and already.the outer walls of the three
lower floors -.are complete. \u0084 Close by,
in Fourteenth .street.' between Franks
Hn and iWebster, Is; the; new >
which ; is; to : be occupied by • the }Wine-; j
dale .company,, which is ;, now nearly
complete! - Within ; the last' week \the
granite wall of the new^buildlng of the
Oakland Bank 'of Savings at Broadway
and Twelfth street ihave risen almost I
to the- top 1 of : the -lower story. There
fs represented in j these buildings, which
stand within an; area of three' blocks,
an investment of? more than '\u25a0 $600,000. 1 ,:
• Theerection^of large business struct
ures Is not,' however, confined! to "the
central il district V(of - the-city.;- At San
Pablo avenue/ and Eighteenth street* Is
the > new story., brick ; and • steel
building' which Is; being, erected on the
Remilard \ property,- .the ' \ exterior Iwork
off which ', is "now, practically "complete,"
.Within- a' fewsdaya t work; will ,be coni-"
mencedoh^the Interior finish," and it Is
hoped to? havel the \ new; building ; ready
for bccupancyr.withln!a fewjweeks. , At
Fi rs t ' antlj Jackson •; streets ' the J Hogan
lumber .company is a' planing
mlll,\which' when "completed .will be one
of the^largest~ plants of \u25a0 Its: kind ion* the
shores Tof i San Francisco bay. z f The . new,
mill will ' bei ready^f or /operation I within
a^veryi short ttime \u25a0;: and ; will be a very
material addition 'to the Industrial^ ar r
chltecture'of VOakland. '
'East Oakland is!< also receiving ilta
f ull-. sharel of < the; present L , activity, in
building." operations. ?-.* Among; the ; most
Important "of rthej structures | now In
course of ? construction i cast -i of ;f Lake
Merritt? are s three* large >• flat : buildings
which :\u25a0; arer, being*; erected h on>. Peralta
heights,^ at VWayn'e i and iHanover J ave
nues, \byj Mrs.VA^Jludgeaf,' These' ! build,-'
ings 'are-,being constructed', under "the 1
REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE, w -.-.'_; j>- r
direction of Architect CM. Cook and
will cost when completed -$17,000.
Another large tract of East Oakland
residence property has just been placed
on the market, this being the old Ros
borough homestead in Glen avenue
near Highland park. The tract is now
being graded and subdivided and al
ready there have been a number of
inquiries as to lota. Plans are now
being prepared by Xewsome & New
some, architects of San Francisco, for
14 houses to be erected on. the tract S3
soon as the laying out' of the ground
has been completed.
In the near future it Is expected that
a number of largo business houses of
San. Francisco will open branch stores
in this city. Already several of. these j
firms are seeking locations in Oakland, |
among them being Wolf & Hawley and |
I. Magnin. Up to date, however, they j
Jiave been unable to secure suitable lo- •
cations, and they are now awaiting the;
completion of some of the new build- j
ings in the hope of * finding stores to I
suit, their needs. Within the last week!
.a large shoe company of San Francisco
has opened an extensive branch in the J
Bacon block, which will be a permanent ]
addition to the commercial llfe'of Oak
Application has been'made in the last
week , to ; the, board of public works by;
H. !N T . Cauwet,* vice president and man- j
ager of the American^ dye works, for i
I a permit to erect an addition to the
| present plant of the company, at Fifth '
and- Linden streets. It is announced i
• that as soon as the addition T ~is com- 1
j pleted the headquarters of the company !
will be permanently established in this :
city. j
One of "the best Indications of the!
! present prosperity of this city and Ala- !
; menda county is furnished by a state- 1
! ment .of the various banks of the i
i county, .which. In every instance, shows i
an increase over last year. Following ;
is the detailed statement: j
Deposit* Deposit* !
. April 18, 1007. April 14, 1909 i
Alameda-— . -,
Alaineda tarings
t, b i ok . :;•-;- W.sso.sifl.34 ii.260k558.73
\i Bank of AUmeda. 842.131.4S 347 51-> 14
I •Citizens' bank W " ~ i
•V-Alaineda :;;.-.,. 445.746.43 (Not open) !
Alvarado. — -;;-•" .
Bank of AWaredo 24ft.531.38 151 900 "5 '
BerkeJey — \u25a0"\u25a0.,' ~
Berkeley bank of j
S. and T. C 0... 2,230.871.46 1,345. r» 01 '
University savings ;
<i bank .......... 334,608.30 230,710.74
South Berkeley ,
bank .......... 289;467.52 123.717.15!
West Berkeley..
. , bank : 252.4C5.78 126,857.30 1
Bank of - Center- '
; Tille ........... 191.120.9S 66460i4!
Fruitvale— < . . • j
Bank of Frultrale 103.513.99 (Not ODfn> .
' Cltbiens' bank of t ' - v j
FrnltTale 91,273.87 (Sot open) i
Citizens', saring* . .
t\u25a0' bank of Fr'trale- 35,562.00 (Not open) i
i rJaj-wanJ-~ ' , \u25a0 .
|" Hayward bank of :
sayings ........ 113.427.06, 15,054.25
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i I in Chicago— -3-day light days en route. Smooth rock-bal-
| lasted track with heavy rails, the KB
1 sFo'r full information and sleeping car reservations see £
i 8. F. BOOTH.GeB. A*enV. A. S. MA3CX, DUt. Agent,
§1 Union Pacific. 42 Powell Street. Southern Paclflc. -Market and Powell '"
M ' ; Flood Bulldlnsr. Street*. . Flood Building.
Bank of HarwaKt. 304.994.5* 2<K5,325.5S
Farmers' tod lirr- ,« «,o «
chants' baui..; ' 1M,4«3.T* 19.215.65
bank 1J0.650.61 . 27.454.27
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Bank of I4T*mn>re 124,298. &« 1*3.501.23
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O-ntraTbank 8,707. \u266644.50 5,155,555.7S
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of sa»!np. 19.i67.337.57 12.794.H054
State S»r. bank.. 1.W0. 431.28 I§2^?T
I?ni*n Sar.'lMßk.'. 6,M8,22T.51 4.4.2,023.41
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of Oakland 3trt.357.2C
CaifforaJa bank... 431. 63. .13
pSSSS?£S^: P 76. 1W . 2 5 »0.440.50
Bank of PJea*a«- '_
t«n 333.^7.00. 555.780. 6
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Bank of San Lean
dro 771.5:4.54 450.50..02
The Holcombe realty company con
ducted a second successful excursion
yesterday to Decoto. where a large
number of lots were sold in the addi
tions to the town which the Holcombe
people have been handling. Owing to
the- rapid sale of lots prices have al
ready advanced 10 per cent over tha
starting point of $100 and $200 a lot,
(according to location. Decoto and the
neighboring territory are enjoying: a
mild boom. The coming of the West
ern Pacific railway has centered no
little attention upon the towns east of
this city- Decoto I* on the line of the
Gould road. The Southern Pacific gives
a commuter's rate and the current rail
road gossip is that the projected Key
Route road to San Jose will pasa
through the town. • a
ALAMEDA. May 28. — The recently or
ganized Alameda real estate exchange,
which includes in its membership every
prominent local dealer in reatfy hold
ings, is now in good working ord*r
and has begun to show evidence of
its coming activity.
The exchange has adopted a uniform
scale of commissions on sales, rentals,
leases and loans for the guidance ot
its members and has likewise adopted
a Sunday closing regulation to go into
effect on June 1.
In addition to these matters, put
through primarily for the advantage
and convenience of I themselves, the
members of the real estate exchange
have petitioned the city council to
enact an ami billboard ordinance and
another ordinance that' will protect
home owners from others who would
erect unsightly buildings close to resi
dences. .**i.
In speaking of the aims and purposes
of the exchange. William Hammond Jr..
It 3 president, said:
1 "The first and main object of the ex
} change Is to promote the general we!
< fare and advertise the many advantages
j of Alameda as a home city and also as
; a place that affords ideal sites for man
l ufacturlng institutions. Attention will
be drawn to the fact that sites where
ship and car can be brought together
at little expense can be very- readily
j found. We real estate men know. *s
! do the'2s,ooo persons who callAlameda
! their home, that we have a model place
;in which to live and enjoy life and
.we propose to let outsiders know it..
; "The exchange plans to advertise
; Alameda in the leading magazines and
i publications of. the east and middle
i west. "We will conduct a'wlde cam-
J paign of publicity, setting forth the
I attractions and ; advantages of our
j island city. The exchange Intends to
i work for- the passage of ordinances
; that will abolish the unsightly blll
• boards and deadwalls that disfigure
; many of our blocks and streets. It
i will also be an aim of the exchange
Ito induce the city council to frame
\u25a0 legislation that will prevent the con
i struction of shacks, barns, sheds and
i cheap buildings that will tend to mar
-', the beauty of residential neighbor
: hoods."
. The officers of the exchange are:
•President. William Hammond Jr. .of
'Hammond- & -Hammond; L." W. Mc
! Glauflin. vice president; Edward Shaw
iof Lewis and Shaw, secretary; J. .S.
i Hanley, treasurer. ;
! BERKELEY. May 26.— Real estate
j conditions here indicate that there will
1 be no cessation this summer In the de-
I mand for residence properties.- The do
j velopment of a large manufacturing
• district with the accompanying demand
[ for homes for mechanics near by Is a
i noteworthy feature of the progress that
j is being made along the bay shore.
The Warren Cheney company has In
i hand a > new tract for manufacturing
; purposes In the 15 blocks bounded by
War Veterans and Members
of Patriotic Bodies At
tend Worship
DrT Bulgin, Gifted Orator.
Preaches at the First
Methodist Edifice
OAKLAND. Hay 25.— Memorial rtay
service* were held today at sev*rat
churches. Veteran* of the civil war.
Spanish war soldiers and men»b«rs of
'other patriotic organization* attends
worship at the First Baptist church
this evening. Rev. H. J. Vosburgh. the
pastor, delivered an e!equ?nt memorial
At the - Fourth Congregation*!
church special lervlcea In observance cf
Memorial day ««r« conducted thla
evening by R»v. Frederick H. Maar.
the pastor. "T»j« istar r'pargl^ri Ban
ner" wa.< suns; by a \\rr.m male choru-
"A New Nation** was tn« subject of
a Memorial day »•:•:\u2666»*• fey R«v. Grif
fith at the Marlc«t £tr»<j Consrega
tiocal church umiiht
Revival servie«s w*r* b*:<J today at
the tent. Twelfth a»4 JUfca streets, un
der the auspices 9f tite .United Method
ist churches of.tbe eitf' This week th
invitation will b* jrtsert! to all of the
evangelical tcurche* to take part. Dr.
Bulgln. tc« eloqritot ev*nt?!ist of
southern California, preached this
evening at the First Methodist church
and l«d the t*nt serv!s*« this afternoon
and this evenlaff. Or. Buisin is one • t
the most earnest and jfifted evangel
ists In America, and h's work every
where is rewarded with many con
In the children's day exercises at th»
Fourth Congregational church *
choru* of canaries hidden !n tre fo'f.ns \u25a0
used in the decorations lent sweetness
to the choir of child voices.
Re-.'. Thomas I* Elliott of Portland.
Ore., preached this morninr at the
First Unitarian church.
Many Members and Guests Attend
Dinner and Entertainment in
Armory Hall
ALAMEDA. May 2S.— Alameda aerie
107*. Fraternal Order of Eagles, cele
brated the second anniversary of It*
organization with a banquet an i
musical entertainment last night at
Armory hall in Park street. The at
tendance was large, rrar.y guests of
the members being present. The com
mittee that arranged the banquet and
entertainment consisted of E. R. Tabor.
W. Walkup. Frank L Macauley} J.
Bargont-3 and .J. B. Kahn.
The oScers of Alameda aerie are:
Worthy president, E. O. Putzman: vice
president. F. B. Van Nostrand: chaplain.
Frank Haefner; recording secretary, E.
R. Tabor; financial secretary. W / . E.
Mitchell; treasurer. Q. Harold Ward:
conductor. Frank Harvey; inside guard,
G. Davis; outside guard. Asa Hutton:
trustees — F. I. Mxcauley. J. B. Kahn. J.
Bargones; physician. Dr. J. E. Clark:
organist. A. O. Her twee k. •-
BERKELEY. May 11. — An amended
petition for an advance la salaries m
$50 and $30 a month will be made ta
the town trustees tomorrow night by
the members of the police department.
Dwlght war. Carlton. Third street and
San Pablo* avenue. A spur track from
the Southern Pacific main line will'b*
run in Third street for manufacturers'
convenience. Close by is the Hardwlck
tract, which will be opened for horn«
sites. *•
The Mason-McDuffle company reports
show that the Inquiry for high class
residence sites and Improved properties
continues strong 1 .
The Ferrier-Brock company * has
closed sales of several lots in the
Byron-Jackson tract and has also dor-.
considerable In other sections with
residence properties during tha last
North Berkeley lots are In demand.
W. J. Mortimer and the Hackley-Yountf
company have closed out 75 per cent
of the lots la the Grand View terrace,
which was placed on the market last
week. -
Workmen in one of th» streets of
Madrid dug up on old walnut wood
chest containing $00 gold doubloons.

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