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SEASONS GAYETY OPENS
WITH SMART COTILLON
Society Gathers in Force
as Guests of Edward
M. Greenway
SCENE IS BRILLIANT
Unusually Rich and Hand
some Gowns Brought
to Light
With th? firPt of* the- Friday Kight
cotillons last night the winter season
;n society was formally commenced
end all of fashionable San Francisco
Taihered at the Fairmont hotel for
what is always the most brilliant af
fair of the opening season. Interest
has for weeks been centered in this
event, for these dances are a sort of
Mecca to which the maids and matrons
i of San Francisco make a yearly pil
jrrimage. and the season really be
gins with the first Greenway dance.
Everything last night conspired to
make the occasion an especially de
lijrhtful one.' The gowns and jewels
wore Incomparable and the spirits of
the guests were also at their highest
point. For many years the dances have
not had so handsome a setting as were
the softly <oned walls of the Fairmont
ballroom, and the contrasting green of
palms and potted plants. The large
doors were guarded with immense bay
*rees in tubs and the long room blazed
ivith hundreds of lights.
The uance was very late injcommenc
ing", for there were a score of big
. Sinners given to precede it, and it was
half past 10 before the first guest was
welcomed. An hour later, however, the
dance was in full swing and it \ was
rontlnued for nearly two hours after
the 1 o'clock supper.
To an easterner, imbued with ) the
idea of San Francisco's late troubles,
the gowns worn last night by San
2-Yancisco's women would have been an
amazing study. They were more hand
some than ever, more elaborate and
more costly. There was hardly a CO6
turae in the ballroom that was not
worthy of special notice, two of the
more notable being Mre. Oscar Cooper's
robe of •white chiffon silk, embroidered
in gold and silver, and Mrs. Peter Mar
tin's imported gown of dull blue silk
net, heavily Vp&ngled, and worn over
blue, the bodice trimmed with bands of
soft pink satin and silver. Miss Ger
trude Hyde-Smith wore a stunning
frock of scarlet crepe over scarlet, re
lieved only by & corsage bouquet of
orchids. The Vicomtes6e de Tristan
l^cre pale apricot velvet, simply made
\u25a0^\u25a0sd trimmed with bands of silver lace.
Mrs. L. L. Baker wore a pattern cos
tume of flowered silk illusion, trimmed
with deep bands of lavender satin and
black lace. Mrs. Joseph Crockett wore
a lace robe of exquisite richness.
Mrs. Thomas Driscoll was In blue
silk, trimmed with quantities of silver
t-pangles. Miss MacGavin was in a
dainty frock of pink silk, trimmed
with deep lace. Mrs. Henry T. Scott
was in white satin, with a deep collar
of Ou^hesse lace. Mrs. Vincent "Whit
\u25a0n'ey was in black spangled net. Mrs.
<iraham wore a gown of filmy, yellow
.'ilk. with an embroidered overdress of
white net. Miss Augusta Foute wore
white chiffon cloth, with lilies of the
valley. Mrs. Kate Voorhles Henry was
in* an empire costume of white silk
crope, spar, tried and embroidered with
gold. Mrs. Ferguson wore an exquisite
gown of solid Persian gold embroidery
cut in simple, falling lengths and made
ovpr green silk. Miss Louisiana Foster
wore a severely simple "but very hand
some gown of white chiffon silk. Miss
de Guigne wore a heavily spangled
gown of white net, with a hanging
st-.i.rf of spangles. Miss Kathleen de
Young was in a Paris gown of white
not. the \u25a0waist and the three deep
flounces of the skirt trimmed with
elaborate gold ball embroidery. Miss
Irwin was in deep pink silk chiffon,
and wore orchids.
...
ACTRESS' WORRIES OVER
FI NANCES LEAD TO DEATH
Clara Bloodgood's Friends
Tell of $250,000 in
Knickerbocker >
NEW YORK, Dec. 6. — Friends of
Clara B'.oodgood, the actress who killed
\u25a0 herself at Baltimore, state that she had
been somewhat worried^ju'er the finan
cial flurry in New York, although they
do not believe that this worry had j
strong enough effect on her mind to
i-ause. her to kill herself. It is said
. that a large sum of money recently
• left to her by relatives was deposited
! With the Knickerbocker trust company,
.'. that recently closed its doors. Intimate
friends state that the sum tied up in
the bank is at least $250,000. •
BALTIMORE, Dec. €. — The body of
• Clara Bloodgood, the actress who com
" mitted suicide by shooting in her room
. in the Hotel Stafford last night, was|
taken to New York today by her hus
band, William Laimbier of New York.
Laimbier 6tated through John Emerson,
stage manager of the company of
" which his wife was a member, that the
note left for him by his wife gave no
clew as to the motive for her act. It
merely referred to some business mat
ters.
Laimbier could not, he declared, as
sign any reason for the deed. Emerson
could only ascribe it to the fears of a
A possible physical breakdown, a lar^o
i amber of one night stands haying af
fected her nervous system. It was
learned today that Mrs. Bloodgood
bought two revolvers here. Only one
was foufld. so far as known, after her
death.
Army Orders
WASHINGTON", Dec. 6. — The follow
ing army orders have been issued:
First Lieutenant G. McCleave, trans
ferred from the Sixth infantry to the
Twenty-fifth infantry, will proceed to
.San Francisco and report to the com
manding general, department of Call
fornia, for duty pending the sailing
of a transport, for the Philippines, when
he will Join his regiment. .
Major John W. Heard. Sixth cavalry.
i? detained for general recruiting serv
ice. Upon arrival at San Francisco he
will proceed to Los Angeles and enter
upon recruiting duty at that place, re
lieving Captain James E. Bell, Second
Infantry, who will proceed to San Fran
cisco and report to the commanding
general of the department of California
for duty.
Three 3lerrj- Bohemians
An old photograph, resurrected for
fhe occasion, picturing Charles War
fen Stoddard. Clay Green and Frank
\u25a0 r.ger as they appeared In 1877, Is re
produced in the Christmas number of
Sunset Magazine, which also contains
"The Homing of My Heart," a notable
poem by Mf. Stoddard- Here is also
a story by James Hopper, with the
plot cf Jts telling -located in the 'Bo
hemian club grave. *
Mrs. v Oscar Cooper "(upper)"
and Mrs. Vincent Whitney, who
were present at the Friday night
cotillon at the Fairmont.
H. DE LA MONTANYA,
NOTED PIONEER, IS DEAD
Member of First Vigilance
Committee Here and Su
persivor in 1866
SAN RAFAEL, Dec. 6.— Hudson de la
Slontanya. one of th« best known
pioneers in the state, died at hlB home
here today, aged SO years, death being
due to natural causes. He came around
the Horn In the spring of 1860, accom
panied by his brother, and engaged in
th« hardware business In San Fran
cisco. He was- one of the original
vigilance committee in San' Francisco
and was a member- of the volunteer
fire department of 1851.
He was famed the state over through
bringing the first trotting horses to the
coast in 1860. As a supervisor of the
county and city, of -Sun Francisco from
1566 to ISBB he had. much to do' with
the affairs of the municipality.
De la Montanya came to Marin coun
ty about 25 -years ago, engaging in
stock raising, and after some 10 years
retired from business life. He leaves
a widow and two <jons, Pierre and Her
bert, the latter b*ing' a Journalist.
BROKEN SPRING IN GUN
CAUSED SILENT'S DEATH
Sheriff Believes Mystery of Student's
Death Has Been Solved by
/ Armorer
SPECIAL, DISPATCH TO THE CALL
SAN JOSE, Dec. 6.— Bert Schilling,
a San Jose gunsmith, has examined the
gu.i that belonged to Chester Silent
of Stanford university, and has found
a brcken spring, which clears the mys
tery surrounding Sllent's death a few
we^ks ago on Felt lake back of the
university. In the bottom of the boat
in which Silent is known to have gone
rov-lng was found a dent which might
well have been made by the butt of
a gun being rudely set down or the
recoil of its explosion, as Sending has
demonstrated. V.V- ',:'\u25a0:-,,
In the mind of the sheriff this clears
up all doubt surrounding the death,
and all theories of foul play, will be
given up.
E There's so little alcohol in good
beer that it will spoil if not used
x within from three to six mohth^ .
THE SANi; FRANCISCO: CALL, SATURDAY— DECEMBER 7, 1907.
Real Estate
Continued From Page 6, Column : 6
about $50,000; and only about > half of it
was farmed. „ '\u25a0" * \u0084
; In order to acquire this" vast area" of
reclaimed land Mrs. Drekler ..relink
quish^d possession Of her two splendid
holdings in, this city, which~she;pur
chased a year o"r so before the" fire.' -'.One
of these is a lot in New . Montgomery
street wfth- a frontage of "80 feet by.; a
depth of 60 feet on Minna, street, and
has Just been improved -by-the. eroetlon
of a modern six story and basehi^nl
building. The : second' piece, '.Potrcro
block No. 136. si?e 200x400 feet,',is in
tersected by the right" of way of > the
"Western Pacific railroad' and is passed
by the spur track of the Santa Fe. , •
Chatfield, Vinzent & Patterson also
report several additional sales of city
realty. >
IMPROVING ,NEW. TRACT
Burlingame Grove to Have . Many
Charms for Home Seekers
The improvements at Burlingame
grove are becoming manifest. This
tract •of land is really ' the-first tract
along the line of the bay shore. cutoil
which is strictly high class and rigidly
enforces its liquor .and building \u25a0; re
strictions, and while the improvements
are being made slowly they are of .high
character. A portion of - the improve
ments are now thoroughly completed in
the northern section of the tract),-' so
that it>can readily be seen what the
entire tract will look like when, com
pleted. These, improveemnts consist of
cement .sidewalks and-curbs, with wide
parkings and shade trees, as well as
sewers, water and gas. .. - \u25a0 ' \u25a0 \u25a0 .
One of the main features in -the 'im
provements is the celebrated , petfo
lithic pavement, which has been suc
cessfully tried and tested in Los An
geles county during the last five or six
years and ,has been adopted by- the
finest suburban tracts in Los "Angeles
county. This pavement. is considered
by H. E. Huntington, who has adopted
it for his Oak Knoll. tract, the acms of
perfection for residence purposes. Bur
lingame grove is the first to use this
pavement in' northern California. This
tract has all the comforts of city life
and none of the discomforts or hard
ships of country life. With railroad
facilities and 'climatic conditions un
surpassed and all modern improvements
installed, it is a desirable residence sec
tion. ' -
EIGHTEEN MINUTES SAVED
BY CUTOFF TO SOUTH CITY i
Train Service Will Begin Tomorrow
With Round Trip Rates on
New Line •
The new schedule -of the Southern
Pacific company for trains over the
now completed bay shore cutoff, to
South City will go into effect tomor
row morning. The schedule gives 17
minutes as the running time from
-Third and Townsend streets to South
City. This saves 18 minutes. Trains
will leave the Third and Townsend
streets depot at 6:20, 7:00, 8:20, 10:40
and 11:40 a, m. and 2:00, 3:20, 4:20; 5:40,
6:00, 6:20 and* 8:20. p. m. - - .
It is expected that hundreds of peo
ple will take the trip over the new line
tomorrow and see the wonderful \u25a0 sys
tem of tunnels and the new country, so
much talked of, which is now -opened
to quick communication. Round trip
tickets over the cutoff will be on sale
at the Southern Pacific offices.""
JURY TO TRY PETTIBONE £
. COMPLETED IN SIX DAYS
One Union Man in Twelve* Who Will
Hear Orchard Testify
Tuesday -
BOISE," Idaho, Dec. 6. ; — Tha jury
which will try the case of George A.
Pettlbone for complicity in the murder
of former Governor Frank Steuneriberg
was completed and sworn in this after
noon after six days' work. The Jury
is as follows: '
/J. H. Frasier, aged 25, student; E. L.
Evans, 38, farmer; A. A. Tilloteon, 29,
merchant; 'W. A. Palmer, 40, livery
man; William Stahl, 69, prospector;
Newton Carper, 36,- carpenter; Joseph
Singer, 4S, placer miner; A. CV Root, 52,
printer; Charles Wlltnot. 45, farmer;
Arthur Estes, 38, farmer; C. R. Smead,
\!9, liveryman: v. J. H. Garrecht, 40,
butcher. Boot is an active member of
the Boise typographical union.
- The .opening statement of the state
will be made Monday morning by-
James H. Hawley for the .state and
taking of evidence will. begin Monday
afternoon. Harry, Orchard will; prob
ably take tha stand Tuesday. 1
IRON WORKER COMMITS SUICIDE—Wil
liam A. Cahlll, a° Iron worker, committed sui
cide in bis home at 1449 Devisadero street, yes
terday morning by inhaling pas. He was 3!)
years of age. • . . . ...... . - . .
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!
PAYING -rent. AT the tremendous develop^ TO; the advice of successful
: MAKING money" for' your \u25a0 ment of the Peninsula. men.
\u25a0landlord. ' .AT tlie completion of the '™E grea^sr fortunes of the
, BEING a strap hanger. -•\u25a0 i Bay Shore Cutoff. \u25a0'\u25a0 f niin^;nn \u25a0 \u25a0-.
SAYING "If I had bougHt AT the prices and terms of- TO past experience of the
that lota year ago." NORTH MILLBRAE. result of Rapid Transit.
J Offers you the finest, opportunity to buy Peninsula property today
NORTH MILLBRAE is 25 minutes from San Francisco
NORTH MILLBRAE is being improved in the finest possible, way
•NORTH MILLBRAE prices are the cheapest and its terms the best
of any land on the Peninsula -
A NORTH MILLBRAE is on the lines of the Cutoff and the Penin- •
sula electric line. No Fogs^ No Ferry
NORTH MILLBRAE is absolutely the last opportunity x to secure
close-in lots^ at? the present prices
NORTH MILLBRAE lots will be advanced in price very shortly
Gome to our office
For Our Special Cars
Leaving sth and Market at 10: 15 a. m. and 2p. m. ' If you cannot call send in the
coupon NOW before you forget,. \ • j^&tM^
636 Market Street y^^s o^^
TRY TO STAVE OFF ALL
CHANCE OF PROSECUTION
Those Involved in Imperial
Valley Land Frauds
Seek Ruling
'LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6. — Exhaustive |
efforts are being made by those in
volved in the alleged land frauds In
Imperial valley tosecure a ruling from
the interior department which will re
lieve the holders of such land from
further Investigation and possible
prosecution.
Attorney E. A. Meserve, counsel for
the California*, development company,
recently submitted a lengthy brief. He
asks for> a ..ruling which would make
legal all filings whether there had been
a prior agreement by the entryman to
assign the : same or not, providing that
the limit / of holdings should be 320
acres. \u0084 , -
It Is contended by "persons opposing\
this move that such a ruling - would'
virtually throw down - the bars and al- \u25a0}
low an Individual or corporation to se-j
cure|through;.Vst6oirpigeons" as much i
land' as desired. '\u25a0\u25a0>. The brief of Attorney j
Meserve; eloquently.-, urges "that a band I
of contestants who have;
You can figure it mt for yourself
At Every Point a Distinct Advantage
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The Most Beautiful Home Place
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on the Whole Peninsula
Its City Advantages Now
With schools, churches, stores, paved streets— all EXISTING NOW In Redwood
City, of , which Dingee Park is a part— all within 5 minutes' walk.
Its Abundance of Magnificent White Oaks.
Its Superb Climate-— Wonderful Scenery— No Fog— No Wind.
fits Iron Clad Guarantee of Improvements
All written in the contract. Macadamized streets — sewers— water — gas— curbing —
\u25a0sidewalks.
jits Large HTree Covered Lots, up to one half acre in size.
Its Eow Prices—Easy Terms—No Taxes;
COME AND SEE FOR YOUR^l^ SUNDAY, DECEMBER 81
ENJOY THE FIRST BJDE OVER THE NEW BAY SHORE CUTOFF
* Subaßcnts / .„\u25a0•*-"* - Free Railroad :
vdnrMco. /^^^ tu*«.
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47T llth St. fT PHOSEKEAHXYIoiI or Salome,.
contributed neither value nor effort In
redeeming that now great and import
ant .valley from Its worthless deser.t
state are , bringing wholesale conte"sTs
against the titles of these courageous
conquerors of the desert."
SHIP SI2JXS; 30 BXLOW&.KD — R'.o Ja ieir>.
D*c. 6. — Tbe Brazilian eonstlng steamer Guasca,
Captain Ramos, 150 tons, has gone dowa off
Paranaqoa. Brazil, as a result of a collision wltH
an unknown vessel. Thirty persons on boar J the
Goases were drowned.
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