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News of Four of the Counties About the Bay
Real Estate Dealers of Alameda County
Report That Business Outlook Is Bright
CATION. ' ;!:--\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 ' ;^i-;-:'-> . . '. :\u25a0-\u25a0; - - . '. '
. OAKLAND, Sept. 22.— Reports from
real estate dealers in all parts of Ala-
Tneda county Indicate that the next
few. months will be amongf the busiest
in the history of the realty market on j
the cast chore of the bay. Local bro
kers say that during the la^t -week {
more business has been transacted than :
at *ny period within i£e last five years. •
-n-lth the Exception of the s-x months j
immediately following: the disaster in;
gan Francisco, when 'thousands of per-;
sons sought shelter and business loca- j
tioi» ©n this side'of the bay. I
Within the last ?.O days conditions in j
the Jocal money market have improved. j
This has ; had' the effect of stimulating j
the improvement of -real estate in s!l ;
Its of the' ejty. Private capital is
liable for- business project*. -
nnouncemoiit-haV been made that a
i of $l:O0fl;O<j© -ha* -been' negotiated
n Chicago Capitalists through the i
estate firm of Lloyd & Stein. This j
tlje first loan of such magnitude j
ntiat^d In this county. Among the
tures" this money is to be devoted to
a modern sanitarium." for which;
ie has been secured and plans for
buMdinps drawn, and a large busi
; biock in Berkeley.
, ovrry'rartof the city new bust- j
I and'! residence' structures are (
nfn'ng -up.^aTid man>- of these are J
roni^d or leased before they are!
Plctcd. This is especially true of j
? and apartment houses, of which
c is a scarcity, despite the number
such buildings erected in the last
r- . ' .
onstruction .work on the new cora
cial buildings which are being
-ted -in the business center of the
is progressing with remarkable
idity. ' The new Orpheum theater is
practically completed and will be ready
for occup'a.Hcy by the last .of this
month. The. reinforced concrete frame
of the Fjm" national bank. building, at
the juncture of Broadway.' San Pablo
avenue and Fourteenth street, is com
pleted and the granite walls are being
rapidly reared. The brick work of the
Oakland' Barrtc of Saving* building, at
Broadway and Twelfth street, Is on a
level with the top floor of the building.
The foundation work of Taft & Pen
noyers new building in Clay stTeet be
tween Fourteenth and Fifteenth la
rapidly nearing completion; and the
framework of tire first story of. the
McNear Wilding, -at the junction of
San Pablo «ventse and Grove street, is
in -place.' -• : - ' ! V?" ; - \u25a0 . '
The work of excaVating for the foun
dations of Ine Bankers' hoteL which Is
to be erected in Thirteenth street be
tween Harrison ; and Alice Is rapidly
progressing. Nearly 20,000 cubic yards
of earth' have been removed. As fast
as the earth is taken from the site of
the hotel If ts loaded on flat car« fur
nished by the Oakland traction com
pany and hauled to the site of the city
park at the northeastern end of Lake
Merritt, where it Is being used to fill in
the marsh land which is to become a
public pleasure ground.
During the last week work was com
- menced on the new home of 11. H. Hart,
• who Is heavily interested in the Coa
linga oil fields. Whrn completed the
Hart mansion, which is to cost *4 5.000.
1 will be one of the most beautiful In
Alameda county. The site chosen for
the residence is situated above and
south of the new Claremont hotel, on a
knoll which affords a magnificent view
«f Oakland, Berkeley and San Fran
cisco bay and covers a space of ground
e<j«al to" a' city block- The mansion Is
to be in the old mission style of archi
• tecture. The plans were prepared by
, Architect Samuel B. Zimmer. The
\u25a0 building is being erected under the.di
1 rectlon of H. Roy Wright.
-The municipal government is per
fecting plans for the immediate acquisi
tion of the lands specified In the park
bond Issue, and no time will be lost in
taking the first steps to furnish to the
people of Oakland one .of the finest
systems of public parks In the west.
Other influences have also borne a
part in stimulating building operations
in Oakland and everything indicates
that the' coming winter will witness no
cessation of the improvement of prop
. crty In this city. Following. ls a sum- i
mary of permits for new buildings and -
alterations issued last week by the]
, board of public works, which was com- I
' piled by Walter B. Fawcett, secretary j
of the board:
Amount, j
J ftorr dwellings ?1fi.046.00
l»i «toir dwelltncs 2.000.< X) !
' 2 rtwry dwelling* 25.!>00.(t0
'2 story !l«t* 12.750.00 I
I 2 rtory fl»t» *n'l *ti>rr« \u25a0'\u25a0 7.rß:t.tx) j
I «torr wurfhfHjscs 1.^r.0.00
' J eVarf billiard room '. \ 1.000.00 j
' MStrellsneons ..'• '-•- 700.00.
Tibt-Cf. worfcsbops and tank
Hop«lrs. «Iter«tion* «od sdditioo* .. 10.R33.00 '
Total - $111,752.00 l
First ward *.".5.571.00 !
Senxtd wart - 15.453.00
TMrt-wmrd 1.553.C3
KOurth ward •". 258.00
I'iftb ward - 15.22ft.00
Kixtb ward «.215.<«
S'-vcntli ward 14.150.00
TeUl '. /.-.\u25a0.,..'....;-W11.13a.00
Much interest is being manifested by
Oakland real estate dealers in the Ala
meda county exposition and carnival,
which wM open tomorrow; at Idora
park. Berkeley and Alameda brokers
«re also "evincing interest in the big:
commercial and industrial display."
Threa booths on the grounds have been]
; reserved' by Oakland real estate men,
two Ly ttie firms of Berkeley and one :
by the brokers of Alameda. • From
these booths wftl be distributed de
scriptive literature concerning the .bay
shore cities and surrounding territory
and properties- on the market.
The arrangements for the installa
tion of th«? booths and the display of
the real estate dealers is in the hands
of the following committees from the
three cities named: ;•'\u25a0••'•
From Oakland-^Joß»p)> 3.' Ito»bf»n«jsb,' chair
man: O. E. Hutle. William J. I.xrmsttfe »u.\
George Lewis.
From Berkeley — W. B. KDipp. chairman: H.
A. Sulier, Charles L.- Hedemark and Knvmoml
From A!un»'s — William Hsmmond Jr.. chair
man; Ralph A. Russell, L. W.- JlcGlauflla and
Carl PhUlppL
Plans and specifications for the salt
water fire fighting plant to beinstalled
by the city have been completed and
are now In the hands of City Engineer
Turner for revision and approval. As
soon as the plans have been approved
by Turner they will be presented to the
city council for final adoption. It is
hoped that the work of Installing the
salt water plant will be commenced
during the present fiscal year, as the
need for such auxiliary fire fighting ap
paratus is growing more apparent.
The plans which have been prepared
provide for a pumping plant, a build
ing In which the pumps,, motors and
engines will be located and estimates
of the cost of the neces3ary distributing
mains over the area to be covered- by
the auxiliary system. The estimated
cost of the pumping plant and the
building In which it is to be installed
is $50,000. The cost of the distributing
system will depend upon the amount of
territory covered by the salt water
One of the events of the year in Oak
land financial circles was the opening
last week of the Bank of Germany, one
of the newly organized financial insti
tutions of Alameda county. On the
opening day a number of prominent
merchants of this city expressed their
confidence In the new institution by
making deposits at the bank, and since
that time the deposits have rapidly in
creased. The officers and directors of
the Bank of Germany are:
President, Theodore Gler; vice presi
dent. A. Jonas; cashier, T. H.'Schulze,
formerly of the San Francisco national
bank; attorney, George E. 1 de Golia.
Directors — A. Schleuter, the "Washing
ton street merchant; R. W. Gorrill, vice
president of the Bullfrog" bank and
trust company; S. A. Knapp, a mine
owner; Herman F. Muhr; Robert Kuer
zel, wholesale cigar merchant; F. C.
Senram. Broadway shoe merchant; Ben
O. Johnson, contractor, and) P. N. Kuss,
dealer In paints. '
BERKELEY. Sept. 22.— Interest In
realty circles centered this week In the
plans of Harold Havens and the Fer
rier-Brock company for the opening
sale of the Cragmont tract property in
North" Berkeley. .The land was put on
the market today, and as thousands
made the trip to the* tract the ground
resembled a great fair or street car
nival scene. From all parts of Ala
meda county and San Francisco visit
ors came, and the cars were taxed to
accommodate them. . . v .
Havens' automobiles and those of
Ferrier-Brock company, with a score
of added machines,, conveyed visitors to
Cragmont, the procession creating such
excitement as rarely is witnessed in
the staid college town. The offices of
Havens and the Ferrier-Brock com
pany were the headquarters of the visi
tors, and there a "scene of extraordinary
animation was witnessed.
. The home sites laid out In Cragmont
appeared to meet with unqualified ap
proval. The magnificent view to be had
from the tract pleased all. The many
advantages of the location required no
emphasis from the company's salesmen
on the ground. All' eyes took in' the
Improvements made under the direction
of Superintendent John McLaren of
Golden Gate park in • San Francisco.
The graded streets were attractive and
the winding roads not less so. The
tract made an emphatic hit with thous
ands of Investors. ,
: The Reed realty company reports a |
i splendid business for the 30 days ended'
! September 15, one of the best 30 days'
! business in their real estate experience,
1 Their sales for this period numbered 15,
I including a" 7 room house in Russell
street near Regent. t sold for Oliver
! Youngs to Mrs. F. J. Hodge; a lot in
; Shattuck near Forty-seventh,- sold ;to
| Camillo Ceringho; lot 7, block C, Elm
! wood park to Mrs. A. J. C. Tinker; lot
j at the northeast corner of Grove and
j Berkeley -way .to Emma F. . Hey wood;
j lot 29,. block ' 3, Fairview park, for W.
i C. King; lot 16, block H, Leonard tract,
Ito J. A. Wilson; a 5 room bungalow onj
j Prince street near Wheeler for C. E.
JMiller; lot on Grove street opposite
1 Haste to J. J. Cox: lot 5. block A, Du-,
tard. for C. J. McClain; lots 12 and 13,
block 16, B. L. & T. I. association tract
for C. E. Miller; lot 37:6x126 in Addi
son street near McGee to Georgian*
Hodgman; lot 31, block 3, Fairview
park, f or. Zetta W. Hardlsori; lots 8 : and
9, block 16, Home park tract, to, "A.; G.
j Page: lot on the north -side of Uni\*er- !
! sity avenue running. through. to Berke- 1
I ley .way cast of_ McGee to. the; Varsity
j creamery company: -lot on the south- i
[cast corner of. Berkeley way ajid Me-' I
•Gee avenue 1 to the Towson coal com-"
pany.^BMßnH "
• "In; addition, to the above 15 sales the ;
'company Is building a 6 room colonial I
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home- on the north side' of- Virginia
street below Grove for. Mrs. ;F. LoVflal
of San Francisco.
ALAMEDA, Sept. 32.— Joy has* come
to the hearts of. the Alameda real
estate dealers because of the passage
of the bonds,- which means that $305,000
will be expended in improving the city
and; in adding to its numerous attrac
tions. V . • :\u25a0 . -\u25a0 :'"
The Fifty Thousand, club, which is
the outgrowth of the old real estate ex
change, is justly taking to itself much
of the credit of the success which at
tended the bond election Saturday. .The
club had representatives out from 6
o'clock in the morning until 6 o'clock
at night, and to their work more than
to the efforts of any other organiza
tion was due the large vote that' was
The announcement made by "W. S.
Palmer of the Southern Pacific con
cerning the details of -the; proposed
transformation of the local steam roads
of that corporation into electric lines
has also tended; to make the realty
dealers and property owners Jubilant
over the future outlook for Alameda.
According to Palmer the Alameda mole
will be made the starting point for all
of the company's suburban trains that
will be operated in the county east
of Fruitvale. This means that all of
the electric trains from that: territory
will pass through Alameda, and as they
will stop in the city, the merchants and
businessmen figure that the travel will
bring them additional trade.
The sale of lots continues in the
Mastick park tract, which is being rap
idly.built up with a fine class of dwell
ings. -.Thla tract is already built around
on three- sides. | It "contains about 25
acres of fine home sites and was held
\u2666until recently by: the late Judge E. B.
Mastick, who selected the spot In the
early days because of. its particular
beauty and location. The value of the
buildings erected and In course of con
struction upon the property fully equals
half of all the lots sold. i
Funeral of Wing Lai Lung
Attended by Oriental
Ceremony 4
OAKLAND, Sept 22.— The funeral of
; Wing Lai Lung-, a rich Chinese mer
chant of 305 Eighth street, was held
this morning-, and a long procession fol
lowed the , hearse from Ch'lnatown to i
th« temporary resting place in Moun
.tain View cemetery. More than 60 car
riages , were .included .in the cortege,
while numerous attendants on foot'
marched alongside the hearse. About
20 of the attendants -.were dressed-* ln
white, the Chinese color for mourning-,
; and they carried "in their hands; sym
bols *of grief. The hearse was f drawn
by four black" horses. A. portrait of
the departed merchant .was borne. in a
--. jnspicuous - placed while in the. imme
diate vicinity eight. women held places
of honor as chief mourners; -.'„ .
The procession was "headed "by an
American band playing a French funeral
march, while toward . the rear dirges
from a Chinese orchestra : distributed in
several carriages touched the ear. ' .-.. '-.'.'
Plans are being perfected for; the re
moval of the . bones of \ Wing Lai : Lung
to the Flowery Kingdom, where alonft,
among the ashes ofhisfathers, he can
rest in peace, the Chlnese^believe. .
Thief Walks Off With Suit
case Containing Notes
for Sermons:
OAKLAND, Sept 227— -Rev. G. \u25a0 M:
Richmond/ the newly, appointed ' pastor
of Centennial ; Methodist church, ar
rived;'from Sacramento last evening
and an; unpleasant welcome,
A large bundle^of sermonnbtes, a. frock
suit and other > personal X effects;! were
stolen from him. \u0084 The J articles were
contained in : a suitcase "which Dr.
Richmond left on the counter at the
Hqtel" Crellin . temporarily* last: •• night.
he; started' tojpick up hisihand
bag It^had 1 . disappeared: ",
Pastor Richmond hopes that*; the mis
creant will i be : _led ,to i peruse; some -of
the material for sermons i which .was
packed irf 'the .suitcase, j, thereby, „ per-"
haps,--belng~ moved ; to' return the manu
script, Avhich""" represents, several^ years
of study arid thought .:
, "Rev. Mr. Richmond ., preached : : this
morning from the f Centennial : .: church
pulpit. '; "y A": reception will •be ' given:" in"
his .honor' Tuesday evening:.' . \u25a0/.'\u25a0.. .
\u25a0 -Trusses -fitted ,b, by 'expert .fitter/ Os
goodsV Dept;: Drug. Stores," Oakland.iCalJ 1
Price fI.SO to: ? 5.00. .-. _,/_.. .-':• n
news of Women 's Clubs
in the Cities Across
the Ba?
j; OAKLAND. Sept. 22. — The member*
of.- the ' Horn -club "are anticipating tvvo
interesting- lecture 1 ? in October, which
have been arranged for by the lecture
committee. On.Thursday evening:, Oc
; tober 3, . Professor Bernard Moses wiil
give the first address, to be followed
oh. Thursday, evening. October 31, with
a slernoptlcon lecture by Dr. ;• Hutchin
son. South Amersca w-lil be me tiems
of each d?scours£. bora men fcavlns
mii(:h m -*ay of life and condition-. 1
•there, hftviny bat recently returned' to
j Calif orni.i after a J.-islt made In jtearcli
lof knovrledffe. Last Thursday after
ino*on the women 'of the Home club as
jsembled for th» first luncheon of the
(season. 150 quests bejr.g present. Mad
same Neustadt ,K«ve -«n Intensely, "nitpr-
Sesting. tail: on ""tSotTie Monetn Aspects
lof .Vocal Art." aiadmr.e Neustadt holcJa
to the theory that a sJneer should -sins
as much- With tli<* brain as with the
lips, sliouid interpret as an actor and
should f*el the mood of the. ?ong in all
its r phases. : Tn . illtsstratingr \u25a0 her talk
Madame Neustadt was generoui? with
her own selection.", singing a group. o*
a': dozen goners \u25a0 as only an artist •can
sing. She "will be "rcmernbered "as Mis*
Sophia Xewland,- Avhosi* .^'O-tce- several
years ago .was much- pr;iise<l by local
critics. r?!ie has spent hiucli' of j her
time abroad dtirin ; g ; t;ie "last" lif ; '-ycara;
devoting herself earnestly ;to •Htudyr
Her. husband is one of the distinguished
professors in the University of" Edin
burgh^ filling th» chair of music". ' :
' Madame Xeustadt is prep&rlns-.for a
concert next month' in Ebell hall, which
will give an- opportunity to- her. rhdny
friends of agalh hearing- her : in v recital.
She will be assisted on this occasion by
Frederick Maiire'r .Tr.,'.pianist.: '
"'Mrs. H. C. Capwell ' presided' at
Thursday's luncheon. Assisting : her
were Mrs. Ferrier, "Mrs. Samuel Taylor,
Mrs". George' Wheaton, Mrs:" Harry P.
Carleton, Mrs. .Tames A. Johiison, Mrs."
M. O. Morgan", Mrs." R." A. Wellman. Sfrs.
Georgre Gllson.'Mrß. A. vi r . r Moore, "Mrs.
Granville Sh.u*»j% Mrs. H.HJShlnn. Miss
Mary Alexander and Mrs. Philip fR.
Boone. ' \u25a0 ' ' • " \u25a0 : : •
Mrs. Phebe Hearst will*be the guest
of honor at an elaborate reception Tues
day afternoon' at 'the Ebell club house,
when the * several hundred- members
will .receive at one of the brilliant
events of the early* season. \ Each win
ter the club give's one o£ .these' de
lightful receptions, introducing new
members. Mrs.: Hearst, # who recently
returned from , an extended sojourn
abroad, was one of the early members
of the club, _and the affair will be by
way of a welcome ". home. Assisting-
Mrs. William G. Palmanteer, -who will
preside as hostess, will be Mrs. J. B.
Hume. Mrs. Charles J. Woodbury, Miss
Eva Powell,. Mrs. Harry P. Carlton,
Mrs. Frank Hurd, Mrs. E. C. yon Helms,
Mrs. Willard. Williamson, Miss 'Jennie
Hill, Mrs. Melvln Chapman, Mrs. Thom
as Crellln, Mrs. George H. Wheaton,
Mrs. Charles Rodolph. Mrs. Hay ward
Thomas, Mrs. Edward Taylor, Mrs. Gor
don Stolp, Mrs. Edgar Stone, Mrs. Al
fred T. Eastland, Mrs. G. W. Klopp,
Mrs. Harry M. Maxwell, Mrs. Alexander
Hutchinson, Miss Leslie Manuel," Mrs.
M.K. Miller. Mrs. N.W. Bunker.- Mrs.
Henry Wilson, Miss Imogene .Hawley;'
Mrs. Pierre'de li." Olney," Allss ißradetta
Smith. Mrs" Alpheus 7 KendalirMrs. John
McEwlng, Mrs.' Charles Glrvari, Mrs." A.
H. Hlggans, ;Miss Rosemary ".Dobbins,
Mrs. ;H. S. Kergan,- Mrs. Raymond L.
Levensaler, Mrs. Percival.-J.,. Walker,
Mrs. Charles L. Morey, Mrs.'. Hugh Ho
gan and Miss Georgia L. Barker. -..":
Tuesday, evening the' composition pu
pils of iW. J. McCoy gave an .interesting
recital before the club, a lengthy ; pro
gram being ; rendered -by a coterie of
talented young musicians.- ; Mrs.J H. \u25a0CI
Capwell -was hostess . for - the : affair.
Among those whose compositions",were
played on this occasion were Miss Edith
Treanor, Migs Rita Slater, Mrs. Susie
Taylor and E. G. Stricklen. W..J. Mc-
Coy closed the program with, two num
bers from his opera "Cleopatra,'' .which
were; sung by Miss Catherine Belle Mc-
Coy and Vail Bakeweil: '.:'\u25a0-. : ; ; " t \. ..;'.'
There will be no meeting of the Oak
land club during the coining week, the
women devoting .all, of their energies
to making', their part In the' Alameda
county carnival a success. As a phiN
anthropic organization^ the" : ; club was
invited . by the management of the . car
nival to take charge .of .several of- the
booths, the proceeds being, credited .to
them for. their own? Undertakings. •- \A.
French booth .In ..which: a: French" chef
will serve French" sandwiches, dough
nuts and coffee will be directed by Mrs.
G. J. Marslly. Novelties of all varieties
will be the care of ; Mrs. \ W. D. , Smith,
assisted by a coterie ! of the" club mem
bers.., Horoscopes "" will •';' be cast ' in"
concession over, which Mrs. E.F. ' Cole
wlir preside. 'Among j the women who
are actively engaged in the preliminary
work of the carnival- are- Mrs. Cora
Jones; Mrs. ,W. D.. Smith, who^ ls Tgen-.
eral -chairman; 'Mrs. 'W. ; N.; Kleeman,
Mrs. William A/ i Schrock, ;\ Mrs. \ W. S.
Peters, Miss Lillian > Cole, Mrs. "Mel vin
Tobriner, -Mrs. B. N..de \u25a0'.. Leon, • 'Mrs.
James Melvin, Mrs/ F.% W. ; Lauf er, Mrsj:
John Ronald,- Mrs. H.-L. -Whitehead,
Mrs. .A. EEn. n Kroenke and - Mrs. Marsily.
Mrs. Reginald Holmes presided as
chairman over, a delightful afternoon. of
music, 1 Wednesday, which was followed
by - a short I talk" by Harold t Eyerhar t.Va
member of the city; council; who I chose
as his theme * "Woman's . Part ; ',in ' Good
Government." Mr. Everhart, while- not
a • woman's suffragist, was . emphatio in
his ideas as to woman's "influencct^^S
_. The -Orpheus -club' concert will ,be
one; of the Interesting, musical events
of -_ the :week, taking \u25a0".: place .-'.Mohaay
night; Madame -Sophia Neustadt , will
be the'sololst for.the event., vvail Bake- a
well and Mr.! Jones also will contribute
several numbers.t- One of the Interest
ing choruses will' be a lullaby, arranged
by. Professor "Crandell, :'| leader i of*, the
club: ; The club;quartet will. render two
numbers. " ' The : Orpheus concerts ""are
largely .attended • by -the \ smart set and
musical folk on this side of the : b&y.
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The members; of the 'collegiate alum
nae ; wiir. be the -. guests %of \u25a0. Miss . -Lucy.
Sprague- Saturday V afternoon,' -Septem
ber 28, at; an. out-of-door luncheonat
her. residence in Ridge, road. . ".- :
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- The alliance,* which has'lts
clubrobms in W : endte hall at Four
teenth and L Castro i streets, is 'planning:
for.; a ; luncheon s.Fridaylaf ternoon, Sep-'
_teriiber. 27. _ Mrs.;H."L.,Cutting iai;presi- ;
dentxof' this r Interesting ; philanthropic
organization.; v The "luncheons^ each"
month r are made Jai- delightful . feature
"of {the j club ; work, the ' proceeds being
"devoted Ho -the\various ' ob jectß; which
*thel; members v nave; "under their ? f care.
Assisting l Mrs".: Cutting, at [ the JSeptemf
ber -1 event will be -Mrs.; F.V H. Barnes,
Mrs.; J.I G." Pope/ Mrs." C. ! H. , Cutter,* Mrs.
M.'j C.'r Blote. Mrs.- A: :\u25a0 W. Burrill." Mrs':
U"P.\ Baker, \u25a0 Mrs. . M. E. - Clough. : Miss
Theda .Carters-Mrs. "', X. '• B. • Car soil ;^ Mrs.*-
A? C.Schlesinger.-Miss Kate Wanl, Mrs.
Ai Wendell.' Mrs. *A; ; D." yV'ilsoh'an'd Mrs.
'v . '\ : '(-: " v : .
Automobile Guts Stem of
Giant at the Estudillo
Luther Burbank Msy Try to
Revive Grape Growth
by Grafting
. OAKLAND, Sept. 22.— -By the prank
of a- child. Ihis afternoon .the', magnifi
cent grapevii:« in the -Estudillo house
grounds at S:;n Leandro ,Tf;.« virtually
destroyrvj.- and ©tie of the roost famous
vine?,ln CaMfbrnla left to.die ..unless the
arts of lisiGier.BurDank, the* wizard of
i horticulture",' can, he; lnvoked- to'- save It.
.".At s :o'clock: o'clock this evening: ah automo
bile., drove" into, the back: yard: of the
Estudillo house. -The chauffeur, whose
; riarneMs .Charles s. Watson, got out of
the.' machine. As he was • standing In
front "of the" auto a child In. the front
seat rcacrted over and turned the gaso
line on at full flovv.'- The engine was
i still running, andv.-ith .ths-added fuel
! the .autoradbile. dashed - forward like
! mad;;;;:.- ']:j_ ,-,:^ 'j}\ -•:•:'\u25a0\u25a0:
i 7. Besides." "running over, the chauffeur,
| breakinfr his collar. bone-and leg. It cut
; off th"c .trunk _ or' the grrapevine, < several
I inches. "In. dlarrieter.'-as-clean',. as an ax..
! _ .This grapevine. covers ;nearly ; an acre
I and is known" for Its beauty • from - one
end. of_ the country, to the other.. -An
attempt will be made to ; brinV Burbank
: from'Santa.Rosato see if he cau graft
:_it back. It Is so' late In the fall and
' the sap so high in the vine that little
; hope is entertained of saving: It:
Watson was given sursrical.Tattention
at once. . . ' ' - .
The vine was the growth' of scores
of years. It was sorted in the days
when the Kstpdillo house was the cen
ter of gayety of the old Spanish
grandees, and throughout the length
andj breadth.: of.- the state' it "Is one of
the rarities of vitlcultural* growth, even
In the country where the grape flour
ishes like the bay tree.
Falls and Breaks Several
Dozen of Them While
Trying to Escape
SAN T RAFAEL/ Sept. 22.— Dripping
eggs from, pockets, trousers and even
his soft felt hat, Henry Graber was
captured by [Night] "Watchman Peter
O'Brien and William Foltz to be booked
at the city hall as "the human egg
shampoo" and held : on a charge! of
burglary.v Graber had. . so many eggs
outside that when his breakfast of
coffee _ and eggs '.was . taken to him
this /morning he';, turned his head and
asked that they be taken away quickly.
O'Brien, whose skill as a raconteur is
well known, Uells of. = his capture of
Graber in -this: way: .i: . - '; -
"Foltz and -I were passing' Herzog's
market when we saw a - light inside an<f
started to Investigate. Foltz went to
the front and I. watched a rear window.
When. Foltz. rattled the • front door,
there .was an eruption from the win
dow. Graber came out ; head first, and
bless me If -he" didn't blow right up -on
the spot. He was a human egg ca^e
and when he hit the ground you could
hear him squash. He Tolled over and
squashed some more and •when I turned
the torch on. him I- thought: it was an
egg .shampoo, that had escaped from the
barber s hop next ; door:; ,•':'".\u25a0
"Graber was one goosey-mass of egg.
He T ihad -.tied his .trousers legs - and
stuffed thcm;fnll: ; His shirt was packed
with vthem. and his soft hat also, arid
nptone of the eggs was whole when
he was picked up. There must hay©
been'a case of eggs hid on him. al
, though he says he only. took 10 dozen.
Ho had v a-. sack of. sliced ham and a
couple* of -sides /of ;•: bacon, which .we
uncovered i from, the uncooked omelet
he -made as he : lay upon the.grounQ."
/ When Graber reached the station he
was so saturated with egg that the
sheriff's deputy 'who booked him took
* him for. aChlnsse. '.The night watch
men state that Graber's small-sons as
sisted In^"the 'robbery, but they were
not seen on the Jstreels 'today.
•OAKLAND, Sept. _22.— Peter Capo
natoi a .laborer; who lives in Allendale,
lost -his^footing after alighting from a
streetcar on the Twelfth street dam
early this morning, and his rightt- foot
and ; ankle ; were crushed -under the
\u25a0wheels. -; Surgeons found It necessary to
amputate the Injured L leg' below the
knee.- "": : ;-' :'.'; ; '-: -- ; •\u25a0\u25a0" ' ''/J
M Bracing food for steady ffi
P Nutritive food for heal- |
|| Strengthening food for 1
|1 sturdy muscles— ffl
I Uneeda Biscuit' 1
P fEE&fI n motsture ane ? '-
I \ ,, .;. . . %J? nationXl biscuit company m.
Coronation Ceremony
/Will Take Place
This Evening
OAKLAND." Sept. 22.— The Alameda
county^ exposition and carnival, for
which the commercial organizations and
business nw>nof Oakland have been pre
paring .for the last month, will open,
tomorrow evening with trte royal
pageant' of Queen Lida to the carnival
grounds af Idora park and the crown
in jr. of' the T queen by Governor Gillett.
The coronation ceremonies, -which have
been rehear.sed carefully by the queen
and her ladles under the direction of j
Maurice Stewart." will begin at 8 o'clock, j
when Queen Lfda .with' her retinue will
start from Broadway and First street, j
"The queen and members ©f the royal
court will' make the trip from the start
ing point . in Oakland to the carnival
grounds 4ri « roynl float, which has been
provided by the Oakland traction com
pany and, which consists of a motor car
and"two flat cars, all of which have
been beautifully decorated and will be
ablaze with, electric light?. Accompa
nyinsc the " quee"n will be the ladies of
the "court— Miss "Veva Whalen of thi»
city. Miss Gladys Adams of Berkeley.
Miss Isabel Burdlck of Ffultvale. Miss
Marguerite Coit of Hay ward. Miss Hazel
Dennis of Niles. Miss "Laura Miller of
Pleasanton. Miss Mary Garbena of Liv
ermore. Miss Frances Enop. Prime Min
ister Francis and Court Jester Jones.
The route will be from Broadway and
First street" up Broadway to Fifteenth
street, thence out Telegraph avenue to
the grounds. On arrivlng-at the park
the queen and her retinue will leave the
float and,' led by heralds and a band,
will proceed to the coronation siajhd in
the "Gladway." Here Queen Lida will be
welcomed by Mayor Frank K. Mott, who
will introduce" Governor Glllett; who
after a- brief address '"will receive the
crown from the "bearers and place It
in the hands of MJss Hazel Dennis, the
first lady of court, who in -turn will
place the royal diadem on the head of
the queen.. Afterward a reception will,
be held by Queen Lida and her. ladies.
In preparation for the event the mer
chants and businessmen of Oakland are
decorating their places of business in
the carnival colors and when the ex
position la thrown open tomorrow even
ing the citywlll-be ablaze with color.
Among -the philanthropic organiza
tions which will have charge of at
tractive concessions are the West-Oak
land Home, the Oakland New Century!
club, Fabiola hospital; the Oakland
club, the Associated Kindergarten, the
Ladies' guild .of St. John's Episcopal
church.'^ arid several others. .""-•".
;." A' French sandwich booth, novelties
and the 'casting of horoscopes will be
the attractions upon which the women
of Oakland -will -count during the two
weeks.- Among the club members deep
ly Interested in the outcome of the con
cessions, the profit of which will be
devoted to the clubhouse fund, are:
Mrs. . >V. D. Smith, Mrs. Cora Jones.
Mrs. J. G. .- Marsily. Mrs. , "William A.
Schrock, Mrs. -W. S. Peters, Mrs. B. X.
de" Leon, Dr. Lillian Cole. Mrs. H. L.
"Whitehead. Mrs. J. K. Rltter/ and a
host of others., '•.*.
/Tea and sandwiches served by the
members of St. Paul's guild will be an
attraction. '-...; Among, those In charge will
be ,Mjs. " Hanaherry, Mrs. Barry. Mrs.
Brick.'.; Mrs. . Oliver,' . Mrs. Strobridge;
Mrs.Crowley. _"" ;
Mrs. .8.. N. Sloan of Berkeley, assisted
by a number of. the members of
the ' Oakland New Century club,
are Interesting^ a large number
ih ;I their' part- of- the carnival, hop
ing toreaHzie a considerable sum wltft
which -to "carry"; on -their work Jn that
part of West ' Oakland below the rail
road. * -"\u25a0 \u25a0"-' -.- :\ "\ ; „.;
": Mrs. I. A. Beretta and the directors of
the West Oakland home have some
unique .plans 'for- the time of the carni
val. : ;. Assisting \u25a0:-. Mrs. Beretta . will be
Begins Pastoral Duties at
the First Methodist
! Rev, J. O. Duncan Occupies
in Melrose
OAKLAND, Sept. 22. — Ri»w George V?.
White,, the n,ew pastor of th* First
t Methodist church, commenced h!» pas
\u25a0 toral duties today. He preached his first
sermon this evening.
: Dr. ;W. F. Anderson, -secretary of the
•Methodist board of education., occupied"
the pulpit this mornlnsr. .. .
\u25a0 -Rev.; J.,0. Duncan, who was.'trans- **
ferr»d;.rfrom the- -Meth«dtst conference
of Kentucky to California, preached to
i his new: flock. at Melrose Methodist
t church"today.
• The third commandment was th* buJ>
| Ject-of-Rev. H, J. VoaburslVa discourse
i at the First -Baptist church ."tonight.
} Rew C. - s W. Brlnstad «nd,Jlcr.^C. T.
j Jones preached today at ,- 'Calvary. '.Bap-
I ti*t churcb. . . - , .., .
S.Mlas Mabel Ellis of .lowa was.com
' missioned to b^ a mlisionary.'to India
f with- appropriate . service* this evening
\ at. Pilgrim Coogregatlonal ciiurclii JAd
1 dresses were delivered by Rev. TL C.
Brooks, the pastor; Rev.H. iL" Tenney
and others. \u25a0 < :~\ . \u25a0\u25a0-'.. -
. for the Society of'-the King's
Daughters -were held ,this\evenlns, this \evenlns at
the Fourth Con greeatioaa,!" church.
"A Noble Sisterhood.'-* was. the *-.xb.le<*t
of; a discourse by Aev. Frederick 11.
Maar. the pastor.
Rev. J. R. Knodell. »up#rlotendent of
the Antlsaioon league, delivered an ad
dress this e\-.enlng- at- the Southern
j Methodist church on the organization's
iworfc: , --\:z \u25a0 .\u0084: -.-. - \u25a0 C
Site and Plans for New . Church in
Berkeley Will Be Selected
-\u25a0 Soon
I OAKLAND. Sept. 22.— Annonncemsnv
havlnr been mad* of the creation ct
the' new parish of St. Augustine In
Berkeley- and ' the selection of Father
James McDonald as pastor.: steps will
be taken Immediately to organize. The
parish lines as outlined by Archibi3hop
Riordan extend from the hills at in*
cemeteries, west to Shattuck avenu*». be
tween Sixty-first street on the south
and Parker street on the north. The
paripfi will Include the new Clareinont
hotel. - ' . » -
The site for thefchurch building will
be selected at an early date "and com
mlttees'wlll be chosen from prominent
Catholic families living in the vicinity.
Plans for the church will be drawn
at once and it is expected that actual
work on the structure will be begun
within a few weeks.
Miss Grace -Trevor. Mrs. -William
Schrock. Mrs. Charles Heeseman. Mrs.
Westphal. Mrs. George Pardee. Mrs. H.
B. Mahrmann and a score of prominent
So many ailments are
purely nervous affections,
that you can hardly miss
it if you try Dr. "Miles'
Nervine. It restores nerv-
ous energy— and through'
its invigorating . influence
upon the nervous system,
the organs are strengthen-
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better; digestion improv-
ed, the sluggish condition
overcome," and healthy, ao
ti vity \u25a0 re-established.
"Dr. IKeV Nervine Is wortli it«
weight In sold to me. I did not know
what ailed me. I had a good physician
but . got .tio relief. . I \u25a0 could - not- eat.
sleep, work, sit or stand. I was nearly
.craiy. One- day I picked up a paper and
. th« first. thlnar that. met my eyes was
an advertisement at Dr. Mile*** Xerv-
Inc. • I concluded to try it and let th«
doctor co. and I did so." After takinc
two bottles I cocld dress myself.- Then
I began taking r>r. : MKes' Heart Curs
and now I can work and go out, and
nave told many the benefit I han re-
ceived frora tfcesa remedies and sev-
eral -of them have been cured by -It
\u25a0»nee. -. I am flfty-nlne years old and
pretty pood. yet." •\u25a0- * - *
AXS, A. .. R. PALMER, l>wlstowa. Pa.
Dr. Miles' Nervine Is sold by your
druggist, who will guarantee that th«
Tirst bottle wfll bsneflt. If It falls, h«
will refund your . money.
Miles Medical Co., Elkhart,ind
Subscriptions ; and Advertise/
ments will be received in : San
Francisco at following offices V
Open until 10 o'clock every night
Parent's Stationery S tors. .
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