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ALAMEDAI
WHEELER DECLINES TO
INSTRUCT BOSTONIANS
University Regents Declare
Educator Will Stay '
in California
REFUSES $15,000 YEAR
Wife Reported Responsible
for Decision to Re
main Here
BERKELEY. June 18. — President
Wheeler Is not to teave Berkeley for
the east. He has declined definitely
the offer of the presidency of the
Massachusetts institute of technology.
Announcement to this effect \u25a0was made
at his office in California hall this aft
ernoon.
Professor Carl C. Plehn, who is serv
ing as secretary of the regents in the
absence of Victor H. Henderson, has
received a communication from Presi
dent Wheeler, addressed to the regents.
Informing them that Dr. Wheeler is
not to be the head of the Massachu
setts institute; that he has declined
the offer made by the directors of the
Boston corporation,' and that his resi
dence will be in Berkeley for some
time to come.
The Massachusetts people offered
President Wheeler $15,000 a year,
which is $5,000 a year more than he
receives frc^i the state of California.
It la understood that Mrs. Wheeler's
predilection for a home In California
swayed Dr. Wheeler in making his de
cision. The Boston offer came to
Wheeler a few days before he started
for the east. He conferred with the
Bostonians and his letter to Professor
Plehn is a result of the conference and
of the receipt by him of the resolu
tions recently adopted by the regents
requesting ~»m to remain here and
praising: his work.
President Wheeler is txpected to ar
rive from .he east the latter part of
this month.
YOUNG HIGHWAYMAN IS
GIVEN TWENTY YEARS
OAKLAND. June 18. — Ira Butler, a
slender youth who was convicted by
a jury of holding up seven men In the
Albany cafe in Broadway, was sen
tenced by Judge Melvin today to serve
20 years in San Quentin penitentiary.
Before passing sentence Judge Melvin
asked Butler if he had anything to say.
Takine- a grip on the railing to steady
himself, Butler said:
"I know It is the regular thing for
convicted men to stand up like hypo
crites and say they have not had a
fair trial and claim they are Innocent.
but I am not going to do it. I thank
you. Judge Melvin, for the fair trial
I have had and ask that I be sent to
San Quentin instead of Folsom."
In reviewing the case Judge Melvin
emphasized the fact that Butler had
fired a shot from one of the pistols be
fore leaving the saloon, and this was
taken as an evidence of his murderous
Intentions.
The crUne for which Butler was con
victed was particularly bold. He en
, ttred the rear door of the Albany cafe.
near the corner of Fifteenth street and
Broadway, about 9 o'clock at night
and presenting two heavy pistols lined
up the seven men in the place against
the wall and robbed them of their val
uables. He broke open the cash regis
ter and took its contents, and in leav
ing fired a shot to discourage pursuit.
The police at once began a thorough
search of the neighborhood and dis
covered Butler in a shed within two
blocks of the cafe. Near by were found
his belt and the brace of heavy pistols
he had carried. His coaW containing
the money and watches, was found
later in a garbage barrel.
That Butler had a criminal record In
the east was proved by the receipt of
his photographs taken when a convict
In the penitentiary at Nashville, Term.
He served two years there for gram!
larceny.
RALPH E. PARR IS HELD
IN JAIL AT OAKLAND
OAKLAND, June 18.— Ralph E. Parr,
former assistant secretary of the Bur
lingame club, who wa« arrested In Den
yer on a charge, of having cashed a
check which had been raised from $6
to f6OO on the Bank of Alameda, arrived
tonight with Sheriff Frank Barnet and
was lodged at the county Jail. He was
not accompanied by Lillian Lorenzo, ;
the woman to whom it was said he had
been married.
Parr denied that he had either forged,
raised or cashed any raised check pre
sented at the bank. He said that he
had not fled to Denver to escape arrest,
but had gone in the hope of bettering
his health, which had been poor for
some time.
He also said that he had been in
formed a day and a half before his ar
rest that a warrant had been sworn
out against him, and had be cared to
do so he could easily have made his
escape before he was arrested. Re
garding the attempt to block his ex
tradition be said that the writ of
habeas corpus had been sworn out by
S. A. de Bolt, an attorney of Denver,
without his knowledge or consent. Parr
was in partnership with De Bolt in a
law and collection agency at the time.
Parr denied that he was married- to'
the Lorenzo woman and in explanation
of the etory of his marriage which
came from Denver he claimed that the
report had been griven out by De Bolt
and had not come from him.
The young man bitterly upbraided his
parents. Both his father and mother:
Insisted that Parr was mentally incom
petent. \u25a0 He will be held in Jail as far
as they are concerned.
SEEKS CREDITOR'S ARREST
SANTA ROSA. June 18. —^Mrs. Ma
tilda Geer today secured an order for
the arrest of E. Perfetti of San Fran
cisco on an affidavit that Perfetti would
leave the state for the purpose of de
frauding his creditors unless placed
under restraint. Mrs. Geer also . filed
an action against Perfetti . to recover
$490 alleged to be due for the lease of
property in San Francisco.
Lake Tahoe Exconlon
Second excursion of the season leaves
Ban Francisco Friday evening, June 21,
1 o'clock. Exceedingly low round trip
rates include rail fare Truckee to Ta
hoe and steamer trip around the lake.
Five days' sport at the lake, >Ask
Agent Southern Pacific. ••-
News of Counties Bordering the Bay
Marin Contra Costa
Sadler-Mead Nuptials
Will Be Held in
Alameda Today '
MI?S MAE SADLER. SOCIETY GIRL OF ALA
MEDA. WHO WILL BE MARRIED THIS
EVENING TO LOUIS RISDOX MEAD,
OWNKR OF BYRON SPRINGS. (Genthe
photo.) - .
OAKLAND, June 18. — One of the most
elaborate weddings of the week /will
be -celebrated tomorrow evening in
Christ Episcopal church in Alameda,
when Louis Risdon Mead and Miss Mac
Sadler will be united in marrfage. The
bride has chosen pink and green as
the color scheme of the arrangements,
both in the church' and at -the Sadler
residence, where a reception will be
held after the ceremony. Miss Ruth
Sadler will attend her sister as maid
of honor, while Mrs. David Edwards
will be matron of honor. The brides
maids will be Miss Winifred Burdge,
Miss Myrtle Wood, Miss Esther Sad
ler and Miss Mabel Sadler. Ralph Jones
will be best man. The. four ushers
will be Dr. Percy Gaskill, Albert Gil
lespie,. Dr. Bruce Foulks and "Charles
Trlpler. Dr. S_ W. Bugbee,of Alameda
and Dr. William Bade of Berkeley will
officiate. Samuel 'Mayer of San Fran
cisco will preside at the organ.
-\u25a0•^ After, an elaborate reception and
wedding supper Mead and his 1 bride
•will go to their bungalow at JByron
Springs for the first part of their,
honeymoon.
The bride Is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. CM. Sadler of Alameda. She is
a musician of ability, who has been
heard frequently in affairs of the smart
set about the bay. Since the announce
ment of her engagement last Eas
ter she has been entertained by a host
of friends on this side of the bay and
in San Francisco. Mead is well known
throughout the state. He is a
prominent clubman, the owner of
Byron Hot Springs and holds an in
terest in the Risdon iron works of San
Francisco.
SCHOOLBOY KILLS HIS
FRIEND BY ACCIDENT
A charge of shot from a gun in the
hands of Arnold Wyhs, a 14 year old
: schoolboy, yesterday put an end to the
life of 7 year old Max Dillar, his com
panion, and barely missed- killing Ella
Wyhs, the 6 year old sister of the older
boy who- was standing near *watching
the two cleaning up the weapon in
preparation for a hunting excursion
which they had planned. \u25a0 . ' l
; At the time of the accident young
Dillar was standing but a few feet from
the Whys lad and the contents of the
weapon when it was discharged en
tered his left side almost tearing out
his entire heart. The charge missed
the little girl, who was standing be
tween the two boys, by a few inches.
With his sister and his mother Whys
lives In the rear of a restaurant which
his mother keeps at 1407 Devisadero
street. The boy now dead lived next
door at 1415 of the same street and
was a constant companion of the Wyhs
children. The trio planned a hunting
trip in thfe cemeteries near their home
yesterday morning and Arnold Wyhs
was cleaning the gun In preparation for
the event-
He did. not know that it was loaded
and carelessly raised the hammer while
the muzzle was pressed against the
breast of his playfellow. The report
which followed when the hammer
slipped back Into place brought the
mothers of both lads, as well as a crowd
of passcrsby, into the back yard where
the accident occurred.
Although the tragedy was plaihly ac
cidental it was necessary to take the
lad who fired the shot into custody and
he was accordingly locked up at: the
detention home by William Flynn, the
ju^nlle officer.
FRYE ABOUT TO RETIRE
FROM EDDY HOUSEHOLD
CONCORD, N. H., June 18.— Residents,
including: members of the cult, noted
with surprise today a mysterious
change In the personnel of Mrs. Eddy's
household. TheVmah on \u25a0 the box" to
day, instead of being: Calvin . A; . Frye,
for 20 years Mrs. Eddy's footman, was
Secretary Hornell Wilson, who]- holds
the - office of assistant secretary fit
Pleasant View. Wilson belongs In New
York. ' : '\u25a0.-;•;\u25a0
: There is a persistent rumorthat it is
the beginning of. the end of Frye's con
nection with the Eddy household. While
Mrs. Eddy and her new ' footman | were
out driving, Frye, : it has been learned,
was engaged In an animated discussion
with Archibald? McLellan, . Mrs. Eddy's
publisher and one of. her new- trus
tees.- It Is. believed that" Frye Ib ar
ranging to quit Pleasant View, f or. good.^
Although Frye was nominally , Mrs.
Eddy's secretary} for 20 years, he was
a real power hr church, affairs and I his
word was law to; a large extent; to the
Christian Science leaders.' understrap
pers and rank and file."
THE ; SAN GAIiL, WEDNESDAY, JUNE :,I9, I^U7,
CHINESE AND HIS WHITE
BRIDE INVADE BERKELEY
Fashionable District Shows
Perturbed Feeling Over
New Residents
PEOPLE MAY \ MOVE
Mr. and Mrs. Chang Rent
Fulton Street Flat
for One Year
BERKELEY. June 18.— Should. -the
residents of a fashionable district in a
university towg accept without pro
test the/ coming., into their midst of a
cultured, -wealthy \ Chines© and his
American white bride, or does such a
'situation call for "alarms and protests?
That 'ls the query which, presented
to the fashionable folk" ; of ; Fulton
street, close to the university campus,
draws forth answers \u25a0 of different hue
and centers attention upon the circum
stance of Don Luis Chang's entrance
with his white bride into the aristo
cratic purlieus of the town. .-:, ';',?\u25a0'
There are mutterlngs by perturbed
Berkeleyans anent this- so called in
trusion of the couple Vwho "disturbed
conventions by their, wadding a year
ago, and the mutterings take the form
of threats to "desert the neighborhood"
and thus rebuke the landlord or real
estate • agent who t made possible the
entrance therein of , Chang and his
white bride. '.'" - :r: r
All of this is a 1a 1 sequel to the romance
of pretty Dorothy, Trescott. who mar
ried* a distinguished' oriental last year
and now finds herself the object of "at
tention from her neighbors in Berke
ley because of the fact that she is the
bride of . a Mongolian. The marriage
was celebrated a year ago and the news
of the nuptials was blazoned abroad.
There was little or no condemnation
heard then, for the white girl" and the^
oriental did not come close to the con-"
vention loving folk of Berkeley. Now
it is different. The home of the rich
Chinese and his bride is an upper flat
at 2328 Fulton street. The dwellers
below resent that circumstance and
hence come murmurings of displeasure.
Dorothy Trescott married her. Chinese
husband on May 28, 1906, shortly after
the earthquake. She had been his pri
vate tutor in English in Sari Francisco.
Their friendship bloomed into a ro
mance and the wedding followed. Th«
Chinese youth purposed graduating
from Stanford university and then pur
suing a career in the diplomatic-ser
vice in China. He took his bride to
Stanford and she continued to coach
him in his studies. The world lost
sight of them, or .ignored them during
the year, but now that the days ,at
Stanford supposedly, are over , the
couple have returned to Berkeley. ; .
A week ago the bride rented of a
Berkeley agent the .upperi flat in the
dwelling at 2323 Fulton street. The
rent was ( paid in advance for one year.
The agent, supposedly, knew no more
of the identity of his patron in this
case than that she was an attractive
appearing American- woman. It was
when the Chinese husband appeared
that the gossip began. 1: \u25a0 " ., , .\u25a0'
Dorothy .Trescott .Chang, was not; at
her flat today. , Her husband has sailed
for China, to be absent .until^August.
For two months the folk in the vicinity
will have nothing more formidable near
them than pretty, dainty :Dorothy Tres
cott. After that the Chinese husband
will be of the household menage.
WIFE BEATS HUSBAND
TOO OFTEN IN PUBLIC
OAKLAND, June 18. — The frequency
of the .thrashings that he received: in
public at the hands of his athletic wife
caused James Flnlayson to seek the di
vorce courts for relief from her minis-,
trations, and In accordance with his
request Judge Ogden gave him an in
terlocutory decree of divorce today,, on
the ground of extreme, cruelty. Fin
layson cited only two specific Instances
of assault; one was when his wife
struck him a blow In the face with
her fist in front; of . atheater and the
other when she \u25a0 gave' him a trouncing
in the ferry building: in San* Francisco.
They were married in Vancouver; In
1892. :'\u25a0 ..\u25a0' ' -:'_\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ;;:-'"\u25a0 }'. \u25a0- : \ :•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0..: .
Willful neglect; was the ground on
which Mary Kennedy was granted an
Interlocutory decree against Jaraies W.
Kennedy. She was also given the cus
tody of their 17 year old daughter,
Gertrude Kennedy.
La Myra Frey was awarded a similar
decree against Charles A. Frey on the
ground of failure to provide. She was
allowed to resume her maiden name of
La Myra Kendig.
Rosle '. Reichert, who . filed a suit for
divorce | against John A. Reichert last
September, charging him with beating
her on- many occasions, filed notice to
day of her intentions to drop the pro
ceedings. The Reicherts kept a~ store
in Fruitvale and since this .was burned
In January they; have been reconciled.
Regard for the children had mych to
do with the . patching .:up- of the diffi
culties. „ '. • . . \u25a0 '
Mary iFlynn asked to have her suit
for divorce against James" Flynn dis
missed today. Flynh Is a blacksmith
and was accused; by his. wife of beat
ing her .while intoxicated.- y.
Suits for. divorce < were filed by<Cora
Samuels against; /Jsador "- Samuels, : by
Lorene -A. Pride .\u25a0; against \u25a0:. Dilbert f M.
Pride, and by .Adeline \u25a0 M. . Sorenson
against ; Louis M. : Sorenson. ;
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Telegraph
STREETCAB \u25a0. IS I NOVELTT— Klamathf Falls,"
June 48. — A large \u25a0 crowd gathered - here today
to witness the arrir&l of, the first streetcar erer
brought into southern \ Oregon.T It was •: carried
In by a freight • team ' and . will > not be put In
operation until July . 4, when It will be used " In
I the . grand street . parade. : -- :'
HANDKERCHIEF JAILS TRlO— Sacramento.
June 1 18. — A handkerchiefs dropped ' in : front \u25a0 of
a safe which they were trying to crack has led
to the : arrest of Leonard : Woodson, Jessie Marks
and Raymond Hancock, : the - youngest being aged
17. and the - oldest ; 23 years,', all .formerly re
spected iyounjE . men i of * this ' ;. .-.
; FLAMES ! CAUSE LOSS— Sacramento, June IS.
A fire '\u25a0- shortly ; before noon today ; destroyed if n
frame building at 1004 ; X i street, ' occupied : a s
a * garage ; by : the ) Western motor . car j company.
AH of the cars were remoyed; but the company's
loss 'on • machinery i- will be - about ' ? 1.000. \u25a0 The
loss on the building' will: be about. s3,ooo. . ; •
\u25a0 S. P. TRACK UtPKOVED— -Red: Bluff. Jnne
IS. —^The Southern Pacific *• has 'a ; small < army •of
men : , employed C In ';.• repladns v the f rails ' of \u25a0 Its
track from thU city, to J DeTis . wi th the , beaTlest
type * manufactured, x- vThe ; had : been under
consideration; for; some time,"; but w«» prerented
by the delay : In : the ; arrlral of t the ; steeLT
• •--. TWAIN : AEKIVZS ' jDT^ ENGLAND— London,
June \u25a0; 18. — A -.-; number lof # friends cand i admirers
met \u25a0\u25a0 Mark ! Twain : (Samuel \u25a0 Li* Clemens) :on i bis
arrWal' herelthis- morning^ from New > York.
Among ' those \u25a0 Introduced to the 3 humorist - was
George Bernard Shaw, »the •' author, t. with - whom
1 twain : encased In &<*\u25a0— \u25a0\u25a0»Uon ta* 4 *am %*\u25a0•»• -;.-. \u25a0
DECLARE THAT AOKI
WILL NOT BE REMOVED
Japanese in San Francisco
Say Ambassador Can
,v not Be Recalled
REPRESENTS MIKADO
.':\u25a0-\u25a0 V.- '\u25a0.'.".,\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0• < /
Rank Makes Him Immune
. From. lnterference by
Cabinet at Tokyo
Japanese in San Francisco discredit
the reports* from Tokyo and Washing
ton relative^ to -the impending removal
of Viscount 'Aoki as ambassador to the
United States -and the appointment of
Baron* Kaneko to suceed him. ,
I 'According* to Japanese "here," Aoki's
recall :ls not discretionary with the
cabinet ; in : Tokyo and , can be effected
only by a* decree of the mikado.
.'\u25a0:, Ministers to : foreign countries are
subject to recall by the cabinet, the
Japanese! declare, but it 'is different
with ambassadors, who are direct rep
resentatlves-of the mikado and are.for
that reason-ilmmune t rom interference
by the state. -"Said one Japanese:
\u25a0 The mikado 'would-be led to remove Viscount
Aokl only. 1 In? the event of some grave Ind tscro
tlon or neglect reflecting on the dlpnity of Japan.
Aoki has less than a to serve as ambassad >r
to Washington, -and It is Tory improbable tint
anything will occur to prevent him from finishing
out his term. • His .influence in Japan is xrjit,
and, although he has some very commanding po
litical enemies at home, it is not.likely thnt
they will be able to have him recalled. | • •
. Discussion" continues In the Japanese
colony over. " the, plan of sending an
envoy to Tokyo to explain the situation
in San Francisco to the foreign, office
and enlist its 'sympathy with the view
of having the -recent agreement ex
cluding" Japanese, laborers from \ the
United States abrogated. Japan can
hope to have no commercial . or other
interests of importance' on the Pacific
coast, it is argued, while this agree
ment remains "An- force. \u25a0 \ . : \ \u25a0
-:-,.. President.; Abiko "of the Japanese; As
sociation of "America was selected for
this mission <to Tokyo, but he has not
consented to .assume the responsibility.
The. Japanese newspapers continue to
criticise, andicartoon him in his in
decision. One of the cartoons printed
In the Japanese Daily New World
shows Abiko 'V: addressing his compa
triots on the importance of the mission
and soliciting 'subscriptions to defray
the expenses it will entail. Behind him
are figures labeled /.'supervisors" raking
in the coin solicited by Abiko, who is
portrayed' as\.aVßuef. The -Japanese
cartoonists frequently -employ the po- j
litical situation "among the white men*
in : San Francisco ;t», point their morals
and adorn their tales,- and this instance
is one of them. -About $6,000 was col
lected by the Japanese" association to
pay for the mission to Tokyo, and since
Abiko has refused to accept it his crit
ics are accusing, the",organlzation with
obtaining, money." by. '/false pretenses,
and grafting.- v. .--: . ; . .-. ;. \u25a0
CHARTER OF TELEPHONE
LINEMEN IS REVOKED
The (pleadings' of Grand'.Vice-Presi
dent Sullivan, I. B. E. W., did not avail
last night at the, meeting: of the line
men who went out; on sympathetic
strike. Electricians' union No.- 151 de
cided , to,, stay by-' the • telephone . girls,
and their. charter, was taken away.
;- The members 'were 'given'untilmid
night last night to -to : «work for
the telephone company. > If "they did
not go back, M. J. Sullivan, the inter
national official, warned them that their i
charter would be revoked.
Sullivan- attended the meeting last
night and .implored the: men to stand
by the agreement- signed by j the" com
pany, and' their 'district council. '- But
the girls won and Sullivan had to tele
graph the news of the; rebellious atti
tude of the local to Grand President
Frank J. McNulty, \u25a0 who "will come jto
this city as soon as he can leave his
duties in Boston. .. 7 -
The meeting was :. a stormy one. A
coniittee, of ,the ; telephone girls was on
hand to | encourage the . men . to stand
by their- 1 systematic j strike • action, j ' Sul
livan was there to plead- with the men.
The linemen decided to stay by the
girls,, and Sullivan revoked their char
ter.":,. •\u25a0\u25a0 \u0084 \u25a0"-:.":': \u25a0\u0084-"-\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 - - '\u25a0* ;/-'\u25a0
This means that there will be an
other charter . in' this- city under the
jurisdiction of which ' electricians •will
be gathered to work for the .telephone
company. Sullivan says -that men can
easily ;. be secured. The linemen of j No.
151 say they, cannot. . ;
CONFIDING ITALIAN
ROBBED OF HIS MONEY
"OAKLAND, June 18.— Bunkoed out of
$2,000, the savings of years, Alexander
Cortese, an Italian laborer, appealed for
help tonight at police headquarters to
capture '- a , pair 'of - swindlers i who * had
persuaded hi mto part "with his cash
by an : old • trick. \Cortese \ came v from
McCloud | flve\ days^: ago i and > deposited
his ! money in^ the Union '\u25a0 savings bank.
While "looking ', for ; work '\u25a0 at the South
ern Pacific railroad: yards this morning
he • met a fellow, countryman. The
stranger, with glib: tongue, ; told how
he v had inherited > a ; ; fortune in • Italy.
He -proposed !• that" Cortese^ should ""Join
him ; in a trip ';.toC- the old 4 country. %By
appointments the;- pair? met" this .after- "I
noon at a restaurant; ; "
'A companion of the .first bunko man
appeared. \u25a0? 'After.' further
Cortese was \ induced togo; to, the .bank,
draw his monty and put it in a tin box
along with an equal ; amount furnished
by his new friends. ;^v' ; ; \u25a0
'.- The box was > p.laced ' in a . valise and
a ; valise ..which ' \u25a0: Cortese '.'\u25a0 thought fi was
the/- one 5 ; containing I V, the ::'; money.?;, was
handed ;to; him.; ; He;started:-for.:Sacra
mento, where he was to meet his fellow
traveler. ; tomorrow. 'vAt 7; Port \u25a0 w Costa,
needing \j some .[money,, jCortese '\u25a0\u25a0 opened
the valise and * found- a" chunk of ; iron,*
old " rags : and several r packages of Iron
washers .; In * the \u25babox.'. ;The valise -• had
been*, "switcned'.'/on^hlm.^* Cortese j has
tened back, here and -reported the rob
bery;. to ,^ the 'police 'tonight. •>'. . \u25a0 »\u25a0»\u25a0\u25a0;
A. J. COPKLAND APPOINTED
. ; MARTINEZ/ June , 18.— -A/much covet-,
cd ] honor/ has just been | conferred on A.
J.ti Copeland - of '/ Byron/^Contraj Costa
county.^ by,! M.t T.; Do,oUng,'.{grand i presi-J
dent of '.the '\u25a0 Native " Sons >of the " Golden
Wester who I has /appointed? him
deputy] for_ Contra Costa county. Cope
land conducts a large . grocery business
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WOMEN \»rHROWI| ; PII6MjBT7GGY
, '; EUREKA, ' t June -, 18.— Mrs. i Haste . and
Mrs.^ Reginald Mills -were jthrown] from
a buggy. In -; a]runaway 5 hear J Montague
this \u25a0 af ternoon^ and " bjadly \u25a0 injured.
MERCHANTS' EXCHANFE
SUBMITS AMENDMENT
Advice of Financiers Upon
Proposed Measure V
. 'i Solicited -
BOND PLAN ADVANCED
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Corrections m the Charter
Are Desired by the; v
Organization. :
The charter amendments committee
of the merchants' exchange has com
pleted, its work and is sending the re
sults of its 'investigations and proposed
changes to the civic league, all the
banks and other financial Institutions,
as well as to the city and county at
torney.
Advice and suggestions are asked
for. Accompanying the charter amend
ment proposed is a series of questions
relating to it and a request that the
recipient express his judgment in the
matter.
The bonds proposed to be Issued un
der the charter are, the subject of the
attention of trie amendment committee.
In the opinion of the latter there are
many corrections ,to be made in the
charter regulations governing the issu
ance of the bonds. Following is, sec
tion 10 of the charter as amended by
the merchants' exchange amendments
committee?
i Section 10— The bonds lssuetl nnder the pro
*l»iop.s.of this article shall be of such form
as the supervisors. In the ordinance calling the
election^ tbei-efor, \u25a0- shall determine: but such
R"!iL 8 J 1 f Interest and principal,
ia go!d coin of the United States. The interest
on such bonds shall not exceed 4V, per cent
per annum and shall be redeemed at such
times and In such amounts as the «UD«r
v sors shall determine, as sste t forth In the or
dinance submitted to thp electors: provided
that redemption of such bonds «hall begin In
n fV.P o f e " tn an .18 -years and shall be com-
Sati of l«» nOt mOre than T5 Teara from the
The bonds so issued shall be exempt from
all taxation for, municipal purposes and shall
£?a i ", ed In den o«>ination.s of not less than
in th a , not mor , e than ?1000 - «nd preference
in the sale and allotment thereof shall be given
to subscribers for the smallest amounts and
the lowest denominations.
.Such bonds, when issued, may be sold by
the supervisors from time to time, as required.
When the bonds are offered for Sale they shall
be advertised In the official .paper or / other
wise and sealed proposals for the purchase of
the whole or any part thereof shall be opened
at the time specified in such advertisements.
Bonds. shall \u25a0\u25a0 be sold to the highest bidder for
not less than par. but the supervlsore shall hate
the right to reject any or all bids.
_ If .'less than the amount of bonds offered shall
be sold -the supervisors may. with the concur
rence of 14 members and the mayor nlaoe
such unsold bonds on sale at the city treas
ury, or at branches thereof^ and such bonds may
i * oM _ any applicant at such pfice as may
be Oied by the supervisors, provided that such
E!,£ ., baU ?otl>?? otl> ? l^s than par and accrued
interest, or less than the highest bid received,
or less, than the current price of sneb. securi
ties in the open bond market. "
\\hen no bids are received for bonds and none
can be sold-for-casn at par or above, the super
visors shall so declare by resolution. They shatl
then have power to call for bids for the con
struction or acquisition of any public utility pay
able In the bonds Issued for the purpose and su'-h
bonds may be paid In lieu of cash. .
proceeds of- any sale of bonds shall be
placed in the treasury to the credit of the prop»r
fund and shall be applied exclusively to the pur
poses-, and objects mentioned in .the' ordinance
authorizing ..their tissue, until 'such objects are
fully accomplished.; after \ which. 'If any snrpJus
remains, -such, surplus shall be transferred to -the
general ftmd. .Payments made In bonds shall not
be applied >\u25a0 to any -other; purpose than that for
which, they were issued and any bonds remainlns
after such purpose is accomplished shaU be can
celed and destroyed at the time and in the man
ner determined by the supervisors. > ; .
.If the bonds or any of them offered for sale
shall remain unsold the supervisors may, with
the concurrence of: 14 members andthe mayor
cancel such. unsold bonds, provided that no bonds
shall be. canceled unless the same have been of
fered-for sale by advertisement as above pry
vided at least three separate times at intervals
of not less than 30 days, and provided that no
bonds shall be ( canceled by the supervisors as
aforesaid, at which cash at par or above has
been bid by bona fide, responsible bidder or bid
ders, i unless the ordinance canceling the same
shall be submitted to the vote of the electors of
the city, and county at the next election, and un
less said ordinance shall at said election receive
In its favor a majority, of the votes cast thereon.
Said, ordinance shall be submitted In accordance
with the provision of section 20 of chapter 1 of
article 2. :i :>".'l - \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0' • v \u25a0 \u25a0
FATHER RICARD SEES
TROUBLE IN SUN SPOTS
SAN JOSE, June] 18.— Rev. Father
Rlcard. the Santa "Clara college astron
omer, whose articles on sun spots have
attracted considerable attention,, pre
dicts some extraordinary terrestrial dis
turbances between June 23 and June 27.
He said today in the Mercury: - /
The huge sun spot observed - here ' on June J 3
at 4:45 p.m. has been reobserved several time*
and remeasured. Today at 5:15 , p. m. its length
was 2.6 centimeters, its wldth'l centimeter on
a projection of ' 10.1 centimeters In diameter' :
Hence the present length of the erouo ti
117.051.6 miles, Its width 45,366 mUea, Its area
5,350.932,285.6 square mile*. ; , , -
The ; lower > part of the spot Is an Archlmedan
spiral,- with an Intensely dark center; the middle
portion Is i a parallelogram ; the upper, .a nonde
script form resembling a charred old stump with
a projecting Jet above. . .
This group is so large and so fall of virulent
activity that It will easily stand two or three
rotations and bring back again the troubles that
we expect • from June 23 to June 27, the day
on which it .will pass into the invisible beyond.
; The present meteorological effect of thla enor
mous phenomenon Is the neutralizing of 'the cool
waves of the smaller spots and groups that pre
ceded. . ' '\u25a0•..\u25a0 • - •: \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0-•'\u25a0;- ..\u25a0-\u25a0- v .._-"•
| It Is a.pleaanre to note that the great naval
observatory at .Washington has taken cognisant*
of the fact, and others throughout the country
have done the same, prognosticating the same
effects that were announced from thla observa
tory on the 13tS inst. ' \u25a0
BALL IS HELD FOR TRIAL
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
ii SOUTH SAN, FRANCISCO. June 1 8.-—
Johnfrßall^Ja^former,- employe \u25a0\u25a0 of tthe
.Western Vmeaf company, who is charged
with : an assault uponj Fannie Monlz, a
young ': Portuguese gltl, -was .examined
before : Judge ' McSweeney ", today and
held;to answer ; with | bail: fixed at $10,
000 i cash. ' " Ball ; fled to Arizona, ' when
nrstVeharged with the crime, and was
recently ' returned here by - Sheriff '• R.
Chathan/>' - * 4 " ;\u25a0.; ;
}\u25a0,'\u25a0 Ball has ; a / wife and ; family living
here. -Fanny Moniz la still In her teens.
f Sick Headache
BB f ;;'; : y: ;]Watch for the first indication of an ttttck and ts soon 1
\u25a0£\u25a0?. you feelit coming^bn take three of Chamberlain's Stomach I
1 ;and : Liver Tablets and the attack may • be warded I
B '"j'r- <^- »• Wrieht, of New LondoM, Kew York, Bay* >* *r several ye*rs s» 'wilt H
B '2£!! tro !J bl^ i " with what V^r^eUoM caUed sick headache of a Tery t«T«re cfiaracter She B
B ! SS^f^? • e^f*l and at a rreat earpenae, only to grow wvrw 111 1
iL.^^he -was oaable to do any kind of work.v About a year ago she began taEaTttaa- B
\u25a0*i»:'^ £ r raini am • S lolo *^ «nd Lfrer.TabUU and today welgha more thaa ah« rrer did
\u25a0;3F* \ before aad i* real welLV - :* \u25a0\u25a0 : -r.' -». . r^ s ;. .~T- . 7\ . n > '
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Berkeleyites ' Select
James M. Koford
as Attorney
TAMES M. KOFOUD. UNIVERSITY GRADU
ATE. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED DEP
UTY. TOWN ATT'JttNEY; FOR BERKELEY.
BERKELEY. June 18.— The boar* of
town trustees has apointed James 11.
Koford, . a university graduate of the
class of 1903, to serve as deputy town
attorney. Koford is a law partner of
Assemblyman J. M. Eshleman, with
offices In Oakland. His residence is
in the college town and his activities
since his graduation have been in*
Berkeley. ,
Koford will serve under Redmond C.
Staats, who was given the place made
vacant by the death of H. H. Johnson.
The two- men will have omces in the
"First national bank building. Their
first- work \u25a0will be the codification of
the ordinances of Berkeley, putting all
the statutes in such shape as to make
them available for reference and so
classified as to permit of needed amend
ments, with little trouble.
HENRY K. FIELD DIES
AT HOME IN ALAMEDA
ALAMEDA. June 18. — Henry K.
Field, prominent in the Insurance world,
and a cousin of the late poet, Eugene
Field, died this morning, at 6 o'clock
at his residence, 717 Paru street, of
heart disease. The end was unexpected,
although Field had been in poor health
for some time and was brought home
from Boye's hot springs in Sonoma
county 10 days ago in a weakened con
dition.
Field was a native of Vermont and
59 years^of age. He was a graduate in
the law and upon coming to California
26 years ago was admitted to the bar,
but never practiced, embarking in com
mercial life J instead and - becoming 1 'the
general agent for the New England Mu
tual 5 insurance J company. Field r was a
Yosemite valley commissioner under
Governor Markham. . He was a mem
ber of the Bohemian club of San Fran
cisco, Columbia lodge of Odd Fellows
of this city, Myrtle lodge of the
Knights of Pythias, and.was also affil
iated with the United Workmen and
with the Knights of Honor.
Field is survived by his widow, Kate
D. Field, and the following children:
Charles X., H. Willard, Kussel 8., Alan
D. and Kate Field. .
ACCUSES HER BROTHER
IN SUIT TO BREAK WILL
Within a few hours of the expiration
of the time allotted by law for the
filing of opposition to a will, a contest
was begun yesterday by Mrs. Augusta
C. H. Weber Spranger to set aside the
order by which the last testament of
her father, Ado.lph C. Weber, was ad
mitted to probate. Weber, who was a
bank official, died April 5. 1906. at the
age of 80 years, leaving an estate val
ued at $160,000. Mrs. Spranger charges
that her brother, Adolph H. Weber, con
spired with Maximilian Bender, one of
the executors of the will, to deprive her
of a portion of her rightful share of the
estate. \u25a0 .
\ Under the terms of the body of the
will Weber bequeathed half of bis es
tate to his son outright and the other
half in trust to his daughter. It was
stated expressly that previous gifts
should not be taken out of the share of
the .two heirs, but a codicil provided
that advances ; to Mrs. Spranger,
amounting to $15,000, should be deemed
part of her Inheritance.
- Mrs. Spranger charges that while
her father was old and feeble and of
unsound mind her brother and Maximi
lian Bender used undue Influence to In
duce him. to make the codicil. She de
clares In her complaint that Adolph H.
Weber went to his father and demanded
that the change be made. The will was
admitted to probate on June 19, 190$.
and the time of filing aD contest expired
at midnight last night.
FREIGHT TRAIX BtTRXIXG
PASOROBLES. June 18.— A freight
train was wrecked one mile south of
here this evening. Six - cars were
ditched, but no one was injured. Th«
cars caught fire from an oil tank car,
andy atja late hour were burning
fiercely. Traffic cannot be resumed, for
some time. .
rntK IK OIL FZAHT— Bakenfl«ld. Jnne 18.—
Th« " plant , of the Eastern consolidated oil com
pany . here w»» damaged by fire tots afternoon.
The cooperage boom, two cooler* aad more than
100 barrels of asphaltua were destroyed Loss.
$7,000. • -, , • ,
MIIA3IO.
PALO ALTO TRUSTEES
FRAME NEW LIQUOR LAW
Ordinance, if Passed, Will
Make the College Town
an Arid Spot
PENALTIES HEAVY
To Visit Place Where Drink
Is Illegally Soid Is a
Misdemeanor
PALO ALTO. June IS.— The quiet
back rooms in certain restaurants here
will be closed* if the new liquor ordi
nance considered by the trustees of
Palo Alto last night goes into effect
and the college town -will become aa
dry as the most arid spot of the Sahara.
The new ordinance ia similar to the
one in force at Pasadena and will work
great hardship on the man with a
"thirst." The collegian from Stanford
will be forced to travel to Menlo Park
for his tipple and the commuter will
have to bring home his wines and
liquors from the city.
The ordinance is far reaching in its
effect. Section 1 makes it a misde
meanor for any person, firm, corpora
tion, club or association to sell or in
any way furnish or deliver any kind of
liquor. Liquor may be furnished by
a drug store only on prescription, and
the prescription shall only be used once,
and then within 24 hours from the time
after it Is dated. Any physician who
gives a prescription- to a well person
shall be deemed guilty of a misde
meanor.
A person who purchases liquor or
visits a place where liquor 13 illegally
disposed of is guilty of a misdemeanor.
It is also made a misdemeanor to solicit
orders for liquors or transport or de
liver liquors In the town.
The penalty provided for violation of
the ordinance is a fine of not less than,
$25 and not more than $300, or im
prisonment in the Jail of Palo Alto for
not more than three months, or by both
fine and imprisonment.
It is expected that If the ordinance
goes Into effect a test case will be
made. The measure is strongly backed.
WILL NOT ALTER JAIL PLA.\S
OAKLAND. June 18. — No changes
will be permitted in the plans for the
new county Jail, according to a decision
reached at a special meeting of the
board "Of supervisors today. Proposal j
Involving an additional expenditure of
about $20,000 had been' submitted by
Architect W. P. Miller which affected
the heating, ventilating and flushing
systems of the JalL Further changes
were proposed to give more room in
the sheriff's office for the use of the
deputy sheriffs when on duty. Dis
trict Attorney Brown opposed any
changes in the plans and to his opposi
tion in large measure the action of the
board is due.
ARRAIG.VED FOR ROBBERY
OAKLAND, June l&.-^Tohn M. Peder
sen, who was charged with having as
saulted and robbed Chris . Petersen, a
carpenter, and claimed he was after
ward set ; upon and. robbeti by. a man
named Ruddy, was arraigned in depart
ment 2 of the police court this morn
ing and his preliminary examination
was set, for June 21. Pedersen declared
that his family was in want and asked
that the trial of his case be hastened.
BETOB3CEK CBEMATE3 Hl3lSEl.F—Copen
hagen. June 13. — A land owner named Chrls
topbersea, i said to be a religious .fanatic and
desiring to- die as did the reformer. Jotm Hum.
saturated himself with oil - and set *Mt»»«»lf on
fire. He was cremated. ... ...
Weak
mm AvVU I^o
Upon the Heart action
depends not only health,
but ,life. Over-work,
worry, great mental ef-
fort, sickness, or any un-
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nervous system, affects
Jhe heart, by increasing
Its labors. In this hustling
age it is not surprising
that one person in four
hasaweakheart. Dr. Miles*
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the heart nerves ana mus-
cles and restores healthy
activity.
"X wrote the MUes Medical C&. ask-
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heart trouble and had been for two
rears. X bad pate to, my heart, back
and left side, and had not been able
\° **££.* «togg.b»»M> tor two years.
Any mtle exaction wouM cause palpi-
tation, smd I couM not 12* on my l«ft
side, without suOerlnff. They advised
Dr. Miles' Heart Care and Nervine,
which X took wtt* the result thatl
am in better beaitii than I ever was
before, having gained 14 pounds since
I commenced takteff it. I todi about
thirteen bottles of the two medicines
. and haven't been troubled one bit
with my heart since. I recommend
it to every one suftertnar as I did."
MRS. LrLLCB THOMAS.
Upper Sandusky. Ohio.
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