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Oakland Parks Plans
Realty Market Good
Two Notable Men Die
Chabots Will Aid the City
in the Proposed Im
Realty Market Is Stronger
and Dealers Are Cheered
by Bright Prospects
OAKLAND. Dec. 8. — Realty market
conditions during the last week showed
no special features. Among large
brokers the opinion was freeiy ex
pressed that ihe situation has shown
improvement. ICo important transac- ,
tlons have been recorded, though ther«
is Inquiry for home sites, which tends
to keep before the public desirable res
idence properties. Dealers look for- i
ward to a steady bettering of the finan
cial outlook. They are watching the
trend of events closely, and several of
the b!g handlers of real estate do not
hesitate to say that in their judgment
the financial situation is returning to
In the line of general municipal de
velopment the city government has
commenced to outline a plan of adorn
ment of some of the newly acquired
park sites. Word has been received'
at the city hall from one of Oakland's
best known families, the Chabots, that j
they will be glad to have a part in this,
work of beautifying the Lake Merritt j
parks. Mrs. EmilU Chabot has an- j
nounced that ehe will give to the city j
the materials for the erection of an I
artistic pagoda on a site to be selected
by the board of public works.
The structure will be a duplicate of a
summer pavilion which stands on the
shore of an artificial lake at the Cha
bots' country home. Villa Remi. This
will be the first of a number of orna
mental structures which are to be erect
ed at suitable locations in the park
grounds around the lake. Mayor Mott
is hopeful that public spirited citizens
will take interest In the plans of adorn
ment as they are worked out.
Among the ambitious projects In the
hands of the administration is the erec
tion of a splendid boating pavilion
across the north side of Twelfth street
dam. It is expected that the work of
reclamation south of the dam will go
forward in the spring .without delay."
Condemnation suits covering prop
erty not yet secured by the . city are
under way in the courts and will be
pressed to conclusion. With title in the
city the improvement of the large tract
between Eighth and Twelfth . streets
will begin.
Following is the summary of building
permits for the week as compiled by
Walter B. Fawcett. secretary of the
board of public works:
.. * "' . „, .Permit*. Atnoonti.
One «tor.r dwellings 12 $15,600
Two tctory dwellings ...3 » 000
Two «tory flat 1 4JOOO
Fhe<J« and workshops 8 1605
AltcratiOßS, additions and repairs. 19 ti!l~0
Totals 18 $37,363
First ward 13 * $15,200
StT^* 1 3 1.7«5
Third ward ...2 2 075
Fourth ward ..- i *100
Fifth ward 5 RiPOO
Sixth ward- 10 2.770
SeTenth ward io 8,925
TotaU - 18 $37,365
The John P. Maxwell company has
completed a four Etory building in
Fourteenth street between Grove and
Jefferson streets. The three upper
floors will be utilized as a hotel.
A. L. Duncan has completed a bun
galow in Tallant street near Frult
val« avenue.
W. P. Mercier of Bangbr, Me., has
had plans prepared for a $35,000 apart
ment house to be erected In Oak street
north of Thirteenth. Henry F. Star
buck Is the architect. '
George W. Austin is handling a
project for the erection of a five story
apartment house at the southwest cor
ner of Telegraph avenue and Sycamore
street to cost $150,000. J. Cather New
som is the architect.
Extensive construction of warehouses
on lands facing the Southern Pacific
company's tracks west of Webster
street on the marsh lands are in con
templation by A, D. Wilson, who has
already erected a number of ware
house buildings there. The land is
beiag reclaimed.
A. large Increase in population in
Frultvale has compelled the school
trustees to make provision for exten
sive additions to their school buildings.
It is proposed to add 24 more class
rooms to the three school edifices, eight
rooms to each building. Estimated,
cost of the improvement is $75,000. "'
The Shroutt-Shortt realty company
has opened offices at 1357 Broadway.
iAs to the general market, Wickham
Havens, president of Wickham Havens,
Inc.. said:
The f»tt Influx of gold into thla country, com
b'.ot-A with the gOTernment \u25a0 issue of securities
has placed the financial situation in a much
more faTorable light. Already the investors are
beginning to feel the Influence of thia condi
tion and we find that the sales are Increasing,
both in size and number.
The demand for moderate priced homes still
continues unabated. We find that at least 75
per cent of the people who are looking for homes
are «tr»ngerß in the town, having come, jaot only
from the small towns of the state, but also from
all part* of the east. This Is enough to convince
the most skeptical that Oakland has begun a
uteafiy growth which will eonttnue "' and In
crease as the years go by. There is. no 1 deny
ing the fact that a city of 200.000 people when
It once begin* to grow never entirely stops.
William J. '.Layman ce of the Lay- i
mance real estate company "said:'
Any city., that can go through • comUttons— and
I say '\u25a0throngh.V for there" is a. general eastn?
np all along the line— and still maintain realty
values as Oakland has. that city, in my-judg
ment. Is a mighty, good place for an'lnvent
ment. We find that a great umny people nrt J<-r
to hold their property instead of selling or are
at the best rather indifferent. While this week '
with us has not had the apparent ' activity of
Isnt week, still the apgrregaie amount of sales
will be far in excew of It. One reason for this
is that the, person who makes inquiry about, or'
wishes to get the particular* «>f a property, hi a
buyer, and will buy If the broker has the,prop
erty that meets the purchaser's ideas.
There eeems to be an equal, distribution in
sale* as to lucation. do one. section or class of
property having Jbe preference. I am pleased
to nous this, ns It shows "an. equal srnw«b and
desire for holdings throughout QaecJty. if re .
ports are true Es»t Oakland is to be' congtat-
Hated upon gettlnjr terminal rates from the
tlir«-e transcontinental railroad*. . ' The. Twenty,
third avenue district and .'Session* ; l»ssln h.ive
« Urge anmlier of manufacturles and cnuiin«T<-lal ,
interns and tfcls conepfion- menus inarh to this'
already favored district, and of necessity, to
Oakland* .industrial advam-enient. I certainly
look forward to a steady demand for realty.
George W. Austin said:
This is a time when it would be almost a crime j
Pergola to be erected in Lake Merritt park, the materials for the pavilion to be given
to the city by, Mrs. Emilie Chabot. The structure will duplicate one built for Mrs. Chabot
at Villa Remi, her country home. ...
I for a businessman to be pessimistic. What is
I needed now is the most pronounced, robnst op
timism: confidence, like the rock of Gibraltar,
unshaken. Immovable, indestructible; faith,
strong and resolute, , like that which will move
mountains, surmount all obstacles and carry one
through to a victorious ending. These, are the
elements in one's mental makeup essential to
enable him to rljhtly perform his part in the.
stirring drama of life's vicissitude*, now being
played on the world's stage of business activity,
adventure, and daring. .
All of which may be poetry expressed in prose,
but which means that tlie day of clearing bouse
certificates is about spent, the banks will re
sume busiaess as usual, and real money — coin
of the realm — will again circulate freely and
the merry rondelay of ChrUtmss shopping will
be on. -
My sales report follows:
House and lot In West street near Thirty
seventh, for Victoria E. Armaxost to Herman
Harris, price $5,000. Lot in Adams street ia
Alataeda for H. S. McKeen to W. Wenham, pric«
$650. Lot In Lake street near. Paralta avenue,
east of Lake Merritt. East Oakland, for Susan
Welch to T. J. Thompson, price 51.000. House
and lot in Thirty-fifth street near Grove for W.
J.. Baker to L. E. Atkinson, price $3,500. Tract
of marsh land at -the foot of Mound street •in
Alameda for L. E. Atkinson to John Andersen,
price $ 10.000. House and. lot in Ninth street
Bear Peralta avenue, for E. Markovltz to A. M.
Wilson, price $3,000. House and lot in Orchard
street above East Fourteenth street.. In Fitch
burg, for L. Bartlett to Stanley Murray of San
Francisco, price $1.500..: House ' and lot : In :' Or
chard street north of East Fourteenth street, for
L. Bartlett to M. C'r Smith . of San Francisco,
price $1,500. House and lot in East Fifteenth
street near Twenty-third avenue.' East Oakland,
for E. Sllvelra -to J. Kronenberg, price $4,000.
Lot in East Fourteenth street near Twenty-fifth
avenue, for W. H. Daley to F. Borel. price
$2,000. Bench of 320 acres Jn Colusa county for
W. E. M. Stewart to George L. Woodford, price
and terms prirate. -Business property, including
an ice; plant In Tuolumne county, for J.! T.
Thompson to B. MeManan of Berkeley, price
$15,000. Lot 50x103 feet in Fifteenth street near
Jefferson, occupied by a building formerly used
as an armory, later, as a -garage, for H. S.- Mc-
Keen to J. P. Putnam of Berkeley, price $30,000
Ranch of 26 acres at Morgan Hill. Santa Clara
County, for B. McMahan to J. T. Thompson.
b prlee $5,000. Tract of 180 acres in Tnlare county
for J. P. Putnam to.H.S. McKeen, price $30,
000. Two lots in the Claremont hotel tract at
Claremont for B. McMahan to ' J. T. Thompson
price $3,600. •- Houpe and lot In Tenth avenue
near East TweDty-tbird street, for C. H. Daly to
A.' Chanquct. price $3,500. Country borne of
Mrs. L. . R. Bassett, located Just north of Hay
ward, to H. G. Rogers of the Giant powder
company of San FraneUeo. price $3,500. -
- I established a 'country land department and '
am payinz particular attention to Alameda conn- 1
ty properties, and as a result have done con
siderable business In this locality.
BERKELEY, Dec. 8. — The annual re
port of the building inspector, 8.. P.
Bull, of this city shows that Berkeley!s
building record for 1907 is >.$3, 073,000,
a gain over the figures of 1906. Public
buildings erected or now under course
of construction total upward of $501,
000. In 1906 public buildings*valued at
$352,000 were built.
Al though the real estate firms re
port a quiet week-' during the seven
days just past, the Mason-McDuffle com
pany announced that all but two of
their 52 lots in Dwight way terrace
have been sold.
A contract for the erection of a five
story business block in Shattuck avenue
has been given to Ripley & Reynolds,
architects of this city. The ground
floor of the new structure, will be de
voted to stores, the second floor to
offices and the remaining floors to
The foundation of the- new home for
the . Berkeley national' bank "on the
northeast corner of Shattuck avenue
and Center street has been completed
and work on the superstructure, de
layed by- the nonarrival of steel, will
commence in about 10; days'.
The new Dwight way cross car line
of the Oakland traction company has
been started , and the; work will be
rushed to completion. The new line
will extend from College avenue on the
east to Sixth : street "on" the west. The '
extension of the Grove street line north
of University avenue : has . nearly been
Porter L. . , Howe, president of the
Manhattan laundry company has. com
menced the erection of a large plant
in Dwight way between -Grove and
Grant streets at a#ost of $20,000." The
building, will be ready -for "occupancy 1
by the first of the year.
ALAMEDA, Dec. B.— Building con
tinues active here despite therstring
ency in financial, circles, , and work is.
being hurried; on. several pretentious
residences. The beautiful home - of
Robert. B. Mott at the northwest corner
of .Grand streetand Santa' Clara avenue
is nearing „ completion. '.
Work on the; large Kane residence :
at Union : street and " Central avenue : is j
being rushed.
.*The Combs and Fisher business block
in Santa Clara avenue between Park
and Oak streets, will-soon be ready for
occupancy. • The firm that > owns the
building expects. to move its large: mar-,
ket into the structure shortly after the
first' of the new ; year/ '-
D/*'-.D /*'-. 8^{ l / rkl? J.* r - l>Jirlor ' No - • 21 °- ' Native Sons
of the Golden, A\i»ft.- has elected of Hp/ts: for the
eimiins year" as follow*: Psst p^fWi-ot Oli^
MiriieliofT;. preßWcnt.Fred C. Wrlpht: recording
B.trft*ry. Frnnrlß >[arlon. MrAllistir; '-'-flnanotol
t.(H-ret»r.r. George Slutt: (reamrt-r. Theodore
Cr«d.r:. marshal, A. I>. .I:h;iih; truslees. S J G
Wright: K. H..W, Maioney.-F. P. Wells: Stir
(twmß. Dre. r C«n>entrr. Shafer and • Wooiaey ; in
side sentinel, James- Moore ;out»lde sentinel *Ed
News of Women's Outs
in the Cities Across
tKe Ba/
OAKLAND, Dec. B.— ln : the approach
of Christmas the women of the Oakland
club. find the inspiration for one, of the
most delightful : gatherings ; of the club
year. The reception on Wednesday, will
be no exception to ; the precedent which
has been set for several. seasons., Mrs.
C. S. ~- Chamberlain, chairman :of ! the
day, is counting herself most fortunate
in having received the consentof Mme.
Verra de Blumenthal, a'noblewomanlqf
Russia, to tell of .' the';Chrlstmas- cus
toms of ihe.ipe.ople of her own coun
try, particularly, the celebrations among
the peasantry. Mmc/ de \u25a0 Blumenthal
has interested a herself ;.in'. the condition
of ; the - : lower classes of » Russia. . . .She
is a eoworkier with Princess Tenoschess,
through , whose ; eTfprts ' much ; goodl has
been wrought. In addition to meeting
and hearing Mme. de, Blumenthal, the
guests and club, members will have the
pleasure of ' : viewing* the unique collec
tion of novelties, made by the -peasants
which will be displayed, v A program of
song has been arranged by Mrs. Jessie
Dean Moore appropriate to the Christ
mas celebration. . The club members are
including all of their friends in the
invitation to their - holiday jfestivitles.
Mrs. J.-N." Brown*' will preside as host
ess, Mrs. Cora, Jones, Mrs.. W.S. Peters,
Mrs; W. D.; Smith, Mrs. S.F.Mtkel, :
Mrs Frances Gray, Mrs.' William A.
Schrock,. Miss Lily Cole. Miss Lucy
Kendall. Mrs. Charles Booth, Mrs. Harry
East, Mrs. E. H. Forester, = Mrs. A. W.
Baker, Mrs. C. H. Aikens, Mrs." F. R.
Chadwick, Mrs. L. P. Crane, Mrs. E.
M. Gibson assisting in the receiving
There will . be* no meeting of -the
Ebell club this week, save the gather
ing for the various class studies. The
remaining event on the December calen
dar is the .birthday breakfast, iwhich
will take place on Tuesday of .the fol
lowing week. Covers will; be laid 'for
members only. The program is. being
arranged so as to be appropriate 'to the
thirty-fourth .anniversary of the club.
/In the. receiving party for the occa
sion are Mrs. James B. Hume, Mrs. Eva
Powell, Mrs. Charles J.'Woodbury, Mrs.
Willard Williamson, Mrs. Harry Carlton,
Mrs. Frank Hurd, Mrs. - E. C. yon : Helms,
Miss Jennie Hill, ' Mrs. Rosenf eld,
Miss Belle Nicholson, Mrs. George- de
Golia, Mrs. James Tyson, Mrs. George
Hammer, Mrs. Louis Ghlrardelli. 7 Mrs. 1
Harry Maxwell, Miss Georgie ; Strong,
Mrs. Wickham Havens, Mrs. Edward
Engs, Miss Florinne Brown.
The December union' meeting of the
Adelphian club, the exclusive woman's
organization of Alameda, was - the at
traction for a large number, of members
on' Saturday 7 afternoon, \\ when Mrs."
Henry Rosenthal presided as hostess at
a delightful muslcale.\ ,The program
was given as follows: Violin solo,
"Scene de . BaJJet" (De/ Beriot), 'Miss
Eleanor: Todhunter; reading,*;' '/Over the
Telephone,"-" Miss .Ether Price; '{piano
solo, ."Au, : Printemps'.' ' (Siglsmund
Nos2kowskl),T. Mrs." Fred .Slavan; songs,
"Jean"'. CBurlelgh), "Ecstasy*" (Beach);
Miss Alice- Davles; violin": solo, '.'Hun
garian "Dance" ;,(Boehm);" Miss iTodhunf
ter; reading, "A Party Call,". Miss Price;
piano solo, "Marche • Militaire*' ' (Schu
beri-Taustg);':Mrs."Slayan; song, "With
out , Thee".; (D'Hardelot),; Miss ;;Davies*.
Miss Sherwood and , Mrs. ;Fred Mooreac
companVed - the ; instrumental ; numbers.
Following : the prdgram* an" lnformal: ret.
ceptlon - concluded: a delightful after
noons. .'' .\u25a0.'*,:\u25a0...\u25a0 '; ; •>;." f -J.*r ;. '\u25a0\u25a0
'. To"celebrate;the ; tenth; anniversary of
the \u25a0 club \u25a0 an /elaborate " luncheon .will ; be
the event of Monday,' December* 16.-^ The
Adelphiari club -has : : taken -an ' Important
place , in \both the ' social 'and }ci vie ;> life
of the Encinal City and has 'contributed
to;;' the", art kTheXv luncheon
promises'; to be the: brilliant" affair': of the
winter."" ' . .
;VThe" history and. landmark
of s , the i" stateT^federatlon sof
women's clubs is : annouricingithe; pub
licatlon: ot : an interesting Xlittlepbook
called "The' History.' arid ; Landmarks of
California." -Mrs.-. Buntlngjofi the, Couni'
try il club,-, a woman .\u25a0; known?.' in
club/ -circles/"; throughout {ithe'-state.'Jls
chairman of I this ; ambitious i'commfttee,"
whose* personnel- includes, 1 half : ; a' dozen
clever. -women;. For.several-months they
have devoted: much .; thought Jand] time
to the volume, : , which .sets I forth i the
events t in early "days /of "the? stated
1 1 ; . coiiißs ii n '.attractive : f orm; 130 : pages
6f valuable: material.; .The coyer; is,; a
unique poster design '; in ' tones f of i'grayj
The. proceeds ," of -the v sale will* be r the
Initial ; step! toward creating": the? needed
fund; to; carry/on* local If ederation", work;
The \u25a0"•" landmark?! committee,,' of ;"\which
there are .several auxiliary groups fin
the individual clubs of the state, is en
gaged in an important work— searching
out and disseminating knowledge of
early days in California. >/; ,\u25a0 'I
On Monday afternoon last the dra
matic section of . the Town and Gown
club of Berkeley entertained the club
members at a delightful affair, con
tributing, a clever program "to the hour.
Mrs.-Calkins, Mrs. WiHiam Carey Jones,
Mrs. Sellni, Woodworth, Mrs., Henry
Martinez, Mrs. Hall and several others
were amongthe hostesses. An informal
reception .in the, dining hall," where a
tempting, collation was served, rounded
out the December function^ k
The -elaborate club luncheon of the
week will -take place Tuesday .when "the
members of the Twentieth Century club
entertain^at an interesting affair. Mrs.
J.H. /Wood; is president of the club.
The; presiding hostess of the day will
be'Mrs.B.vN. de Leon. Friday after
noon last Miss Winifred ;Lawton, re
ceivedja' score the ; unmarriefl- mem
bers of. the- club at her home JnDurant
street, the Vevent > - r being an Informal
raußicale' and ; thimble . bee.;. Another
memberJof the' club'i who had sent^ out
cards for *a ' two Vdays'. reception at her
home the past week was Miss May Mor
rison, a : gifted keramic artist; who.dis
played an exhibit of her work to friends
on Wednesday .and' Thursday after
noons.'"Assisting, her In receiving her
guests were her mother, Mrs. J.T. Mor
rison. Miss Mabel Lockett and Miss
Ada Lockett.. .Miss Morrison Is.' one of
the popular girls of the army and navy
circle. , "
Monday afternoon the exhibit and
sale- of -the 'private collection of an
tiques; and art treasures. which Freder
ick Dakin has gathered during the last
20 years will open in the studio build
ing in Berkeley under the direction of
Miss Sally • Dalngerfleld. The exhibit
will be open v each jmorning,' afternoon
and .evening,, continuing .through the
week. •
. . * . •. \u25a0 •'.-:..,
Coslderablo attention is directed to
the promised exhibition of the work'of
the students enrolled in the arts and
crafts school,: which" will take- place In
the Studi- building on December. 17, 18
and 20. Some I; 'clever and original
things are : to! ber found in the collec
tion. On Thursday evening, December
10. , the; students. are planning an "elab
orate "jinks" to close. the term's work.
The evening : 6f song which Is to be
given on Friday of .this week by the'
pupils of Edward Xavier Rolker : will
draw a large audience • to Ebell audito
rium." Cards for/the, affair have been
issued, several hundred" friends having
been *, included lin the invitation; Not
oniy ' is the event of . interest in musical
cm:lc3; where ' Mr. Rolker is well
known, but the : smart set is taking a
deep interest *in L the '•, recital.i tal. Several
socially prominentVhames appear on;the
program, among < them that ,of Joseph
San Rafael Residents Among
yicti-msj of Woman
arid Daughter
tSAN RAFAEL,. Dec; B.— Mary Thlmm^ '
a*, .middle 1 : aged "woman," and' her
daughter, Ann,' a girl of 22,- are "\u25a0, held at
the. county, jail s here accused 1 of larceny
; by. Edward A^Neame," a resident 'of this
; cityj.who } is \u25a0;, well '. known' in San Fran
cisco .business ' circles. iThe^elder.; woman
jisicharged^with/haylngJ stolen > goods
.from \u25a0 the ? \u25a0Nreame"'household,";.where : she
s was emplpyediTas iaTdomestic, and *\u25a0' the
, daughter S,'wl th"rr stealing property^ be
longing^ to';;- Mrs. 'I D.I. ;Duncan~ of : San
Rafael j and^ Miss; Lucile \Wilkins, a : so
ciety .- girl 'i of \u25a0 San ; , Francisco .. - . . .- .;-._• ; ' '
i '\u25a0\u25a0'} Mrs. sThimm^was • arrested ; Friday': by
Constable j"*iGeorgeiVAgnew,V;",who also
found rai'quehtltyj of the stolen '; property
at- L thevThimm •; home, :< 6ol6 VCaliforniai
streetr.Sahj Francisco. "" Much* additional
property,' ! , not ':« ldentified fby t Neaoiii; or.
the ' two ] women* victims,"' Is I believed \u25a0- to
have stolen; i f romli other y. places
,where"theTThimms have'; been. employ ed. £
v.-.. Beyond. the! fact^ that ;the women'; came
.from i New.^jYork f: several "- month's Tago j
[nothing; is fdefinitelyiknown'aboutitheir,
operatl oris* and t neitheri ther I will { talk. -^ Sevr ' I
eral. boxes of plunder.were found, by Agi
; new." j This 1 consisted of cut j glass;
. bric-a-brac^arid 'other"; articles.'vjione
identifledVexcept; the: portion belonging'
to fNeame,';, Mrs.J Duncan « and r Miss ?;Wll- ]
kins.",: "^Quantities f of .'; laces r«a'nd vsilksl :
lricludihgillngerie'a.nd i .wearing; apparel;^
are; amorig^the property, held atrthe \u25a0
jail.; -• ; ;\u0084- -. \u25a0]
Highbinder Societies Take
: ? Sides. in Fight Begun
in Oakland
Police Expect Most Vicious
Feud in Local Chinese
v -History. .
.•OAKLAND, Dee. < B.— Despite stren
uous- efforts ;, on ! the part of. influential
, Chinese, representing - the J six com
panies ( 'and-- the \u25a0 peaceable of
the.locar Chinatown^ to' Tend ,the war
fare, between^ the Hop Sing and' the
Bing , Kong tongs, the pollceare- pre
paring for a war "that will involve
every? existing , tong on one side or the
other.. The first 1 intimation of this
came. in- the coalition of the Hlp'.Sln'gs
• with the. Hop Sings,; and wlthin^the last
f e,w hours At has been ,'learried that ; the
Bing Kongs have gained the ally they
sought. * ; v -«
\u25a0The ".truce", movement -at present con
sists' of negotiations with!, the Hop
Sing and 'the Bing Kong leaders with
a view of a conference. in the interests
of " peacel 'The consummation of this
endeavor is doubtful, and! If it fail the
outcome will be bloodshed never before
equalled <ln -the society wars of the
local Chinese. '\u25a0\u25a0
In ttie ; overtures for peace promi
nent and influential Chinese are said
to have' advanced to the Hop Sings
the proposition of allowing the, death
of Wong Foon, secretary the Bing
Kongs, in' San-Francisco/ to counter
balance the slaying in Oakland of Lee
Bock Dong, president of the Hop Sings.
Lee .Bock' Dong was killed nearly ;a
year ago' In his home in Webster
street .by two Hop Sing fighters and
his blood was the red "signal for the
strife that has -spread, to v the coast
cities of California.
Wong- Foon; killed two days ago,
was \ interpreter for the rival Bing
Kongs and his word bore weight in. the
councils of the tong. The interme
diaries aver that; he was high enough
to compensate for the Hop Sing presi
dent, but their word thus far has failed
to the Hop SLng thirst for
revenge. Someo ne higher than Wong
Foon musV die, say the Hop Sing
leaders, yet the balance of the warfare
inclines to their side by. five lives.
= This is; the very reason the police
have for fearing a spread of the war.
The Bing Kongs unddubtedlyj will try
to ' avenge the five . men slain . since . Lee
Bock Dong .was murdered, and the Hip
Singsong allied itself with them yes
terday' to .effect this. . \u25a0:-. ,-'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•
' .The ; Hip Sings are frantic for a fight
because there is a price on Sam Kee, tho
Wealthy .Webster ;. street' merchant; of
that'organizatiQn. Ult.was thought that
the See Yupa, would be the allies of the
Bing : Kongs, ' but ! the \u25a0 police \u25a0 were ' as?
sured today • that the Bing Kongs had
another, confederate tong, although the
name is still unknown to the authori
ties. .i3SB9f
Peace overtures are still pending
and the outlook is growing more
dubious. Against the six companies
and .the peacemakers are the entire
number vof, tongs, ready to coalesce
with;one or the other of the two that
opened the battle. ,
. The tongs expected . to maintain the
fight if/ the .'truce fall are the Hop
Singsi Hip Sings. Bing Kongs, See
\u25a0Tups and'Suey Yups^ : Here in Oak
land ,the~Blng Kong tong is strongest,
having its headquarters in the local
section and v maintaining many gun
fighters. The Hop Sings direct action
from San Francisco, with branches
here, in. San Jose and in Walnut
Grove/. Their tactics are to plan action,
import a hatchet man. or a gun fighter,
and, after the crime is, committed, aid
the criminal In escaping. So far most
of 'the Hop Sing shooters have been
taken by .the police before they could
.leave the city. . : :
It is ' known": that the 'shooting in
Harrison -square was .done by.; v. Hop
Sings, lying in wait for a BLng Kong
man,;as;;yet unidentified by the police.
Police interference ' prevented 'the - tong
fight, although Won . Leung of the Hbp
Sings was killed by Deputy. Sheriff
Moffat.' ; In 5 that fray were three white
highbinders, the first ever known,
brought by the Hop Sings from San
Jose. ; ':>.. ; '\u25a0
"'Special vigilance is being maintained
in Chinatown by the police, under
direction of Chief .Wilson.
Obtain Little of Value From
Strong Box Blown Open
in Irvington
OAKLAND, Dec. B.— Teggmen entered
the dry goods-store or I. Hirsch of Irv
ington -at 3 o'clock this morning and
blowj. open the • safe \ with nitroglycefin,
according; ,* to . a 'report.- received by
Sheriff • Frank t' Barnet < today. : .The -safe
blowers? are "; supposed "~* to : ' have : \ been
three ; Jn* number, as a '•: resident \ of
nearby/ country J district ?saw 'three men
in; a^ buggy driving rapidly ; toward San
Jose 1 at; about thaf Ame. :San Jose'"offi
cials;" have communicated \u25a0;; with
and'are ; on the ; lookout *\u25a0 for- the -trio
and i Barnet \u25a0? has ; organized \ a- • posse /of
constables and • deputy ; sheriffs to assist
in the 'search. fSM3Em9BBBBHE&Lv^ r
"^Nothing; '\u25a0- of : ',.:. value .beyond' a few
pocket-knives . was -obtained from : l the
saf e,l although i the 1 receptacle 'was badly
smashed? by ithe Heavy;' charged of ex
plosive ] placed ; against Ail . ': Entrance to
the : store iwas : gained -by prying '. open a
rear J window." feafiß!
/\u25a0OAKLAND. Dec. 8.--H. R. Wood, a
civil, engineer,! hasibeen, reported 'miss
ingn g to - the ] police. He : is "> 3 6 r year*- old.
[ 6,^ feet y tall' -.; and Weighs \ about 175
pounds.^ Hells of ;faircomplexlon,;-inflth
brownjeyesr and f brown" curly hair, - and
was ;* well:: dressed • in I a brown ? cheviot
suit and) a; black ;i derby \u25a0 hat: '-. His ; rela-;
,tives ; are -at a loss to account ;.f or his
' iLorettaCShannon, the girl. who. was
arrestedlf orjburglary : ; on \u25a0 Friday.! night;
hasjconf essed : to," having committed : the
crime. ;Loretta Shannon is but .' 18
years of > r age. r
San MaTeo
Miss Sallie-Daingerfield,.who is
prominently identified with com
ing exhibition of Berkeley Art
Dr. William Q. Bartlett. Dies
at His Home in
Oakland .
OAKLAND. Dec. B.— Dr. William C.'
Bartlett, a 'distingnished .figure in jour
nalism, letters, and educational: affairs
in California, and a pioneer editor ~f or
nearly. 3o years of the Bulletin." died to
day at his home, 477 'Twenty-ninth
street.' at the advanced age of nearly
89 years'.
Relatives and intimate friends who
had been apprised of "the approaching
end were with the veteran "writer when
the last summons came.
William Chauricey Bartlett was a na
tive of Haddam.' Conn., born December
30. 1818. While a young man he went
to Ohio,. where he won his first- literary
prize, the degree of A. B. In the early
fifties ?Dr. 'Bartlett- practiced law, be
ing associated; with some of Ohio's most
eminent phblitrmen.- He : came to Cali
fornia -.Id - t 1860 / and entered - the-min
istry, bein^" ordained "Into the 7Congre
gational,* churchY He occupied pulpits
in! Nevada City, Grass Valley and \u25a0»> at
Santa Crut' About 1867' Dr. Bartlett
became * a; correspondent ."for. the- Bul
letin and- subsequently accepted .a -posi
tion as chief editorial writer, which- he
held' for 27 years. "After his-retlre
ment-,he continuedfor a short time In
newspaper work. " -
His activities were turned into a
new channel when the" forestry depart
ment of the United States government
was organized; Dr. Bartlett was ap
pointed to an important' post 'and held
it until his resignation a few years
ago. He was then well toward 80 years
of " age,'-; but a . remarkable physical
strength held him in active service. It
was told- of Dr.' Bartlett that shortly
before he ' retired he rode' 40 miles in
a day on. horseback over wretched
mountain trails.
During his literary career. Dr. Bart
lett receive! the degree of LL. D. from
a". Maryland? college. In his' editorial
woik.'he was managing editor of the
Overland Monthly at the commence-,
mentof its fame through the connec-"
tlon of Bret Harte', Mark Twain and
other notables in California's litera
ture. He was the author of a volume
of esVays, "Aißreeze From the Woods."
Dr. Bartlett was for years chairman
of the board of trustees of the institu
tion [ for the^deaf and blind In Berke
ley and was also chairman of the Mills
college board of trustees. .
The funeral will be held Tuesday,
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bart
lett residence.
Fails to Rally After an
Operation Performed/
for Appendicitis
OAKLAND. Dec. 8. — Professor Colum
bus Brier, one of California's foremost
educators and a pioneer in the educa
tional-work of .the state, died yesterday
following an;operation for appendicitis. :
Professor Brier was with the Urban
school. more than 30 years, and for the
pasOOyears was the principal of that ;
- Among Professor; Brier's ' former ' pu
pils are many prominent men of today.
He,taught George C. Pardee, the formSr
governor; Walter S. Hobart,' -William' v
O'Connor, Alexander George, William
H. "Taylor,; Richard M. . Hotaling. Hall
McAllister." Timothy Hopkins. James L.
Floyd,'. Alfred, Austin, William Tubbs,
Vanderlyh Stow. Judge W. B. Cope; Jo -
seph'D.' Redding and Gustav, Alfred
and: Oscar. Sutro.
; The Brier family was . one of • the
first to come through Death valley in
the- pilgrimage to. California. Pro
fessor-Brier; was stricken about six
weeks: ago and 'an was per- \
formed,",buti he failed to, rally. He was
68.' years :of arid leaves a .widow,
two daughters and a son. The funeral
will take place tomorow from the home,
522 .Twenty-second street.
\u25a0 BERKELEY. Dec. 8. — Financial and
moral: aid is asked -of the. citizens of
thisrcityvby the newly organized Berk
eley/charitable' association. Letters
have been 'sent throughout the. city, tell
ing '. of ,. the ;• work ; done', by : Miss Wright.
secretary of^the organization. .The let
ters bear the signatures .of "the * direct
ors,.as: follbws: \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0•"•Benjamin side Wheel*
er, Frank M.- Wilson, sAnsonM. Blake.
Rev. v Edward L. : Parsons. : Rev. :J. H.
Lathrop^ Mrs..C.-H.' Reiber,' Miss Jessica
Peixotto, iDr. 1 " Emma -.McKay and Pro
fessor Adolph^C." Miller.;' :
Tongs Ready To]; War
Yeggmen in Irvington
; Women Thieves Caught
Association Prepares , \ for
Holding Interesting
Varied Displays to Be Made
by the Newly : Formed 'i
'. ** -\u25a0 j, • •*- w- . \u25a0 \u25a0 . . *
BERKEXET, Dec. 8.-^— Preparations
for- the first- annual exhibition •of the
Berkeley Art association, whtch will be
held in the parlors of the First Congre
gational" church ofthia city "on "the af
ternoons, and evenings of December 13
to 16, have . been placed in' the hands
of committees. "If is" announced' that
there will &c exhibited^ the~ worlc of
local artists, of note; a' large collection
of loan .pictures, the works- of the
various crafts, a department of photog
raphy and a \u25a0 section devoted to - art in
the public schools.'
The heads of the committees'* h&v«
been announced as follows: To secure
pictures from the artistj. PerhaJm N'ahl;
loan pictures. '. C C. DaJtin; crafts, E.
Meyer; school, art. Miss Kldder; cata
logue, Miss~ Sallle Datngerfleld; photog
raphy. Oscar/Maurer; finance, P. F. Con
ner; " program. C. • L. Bledenbach; lit
charge of exhibition rooms, Mrs. Elinor
Carlisle. \u25a0 " " . -' : •
The Berkeley Art association is a.
newly formed society for-the promotioa
of "Art for Art's Sake" In -this citr.
George*- P. Baxter, : president of • the
Berkeley national 'bank, is head of th«
SALT LAKE CITY,- Utah. , Dec-^—
Following the death . of hi* wife today
in. a local hospital, Thomas Vance w.aa.
arrested on the charge ot murder. Be-.
fore her death Mrs. Vance said that h«r
husband, after beating 1 her until .-she
wai obliged to go to -bed, "put some
thing" in a glass of -water at her bed-,
side. An . autopsy held today reveale^
traces of bichloride of mercury in. the
woman's stomach.- Bichloride tablets
found in Vance's trunk, are a part'of
the evidence against him. v -
The day Is past when everything
that purrs or mews Is considered a cat
worth' having".
"With the ever Increasing cult of the
cat owners j are becoming, more partic
ular about good points, and consider
able study 13 expended by fanciers on
the necessary; qualifications.' "--.,"-\u25a0
Such qualifications, of course. '.varx
witlr-'the :breed. -r-Jn ..jongf haired cats
the ruff 'Is^the-i first ,thfng to bei con-.
sldered, Jh© tufts'bf . hair between ths
1 6e> 5 . tlie ear.- tufts : a^id \the .flexibilf ty
of the tail come. ne^t. says Homa Chat.
With the' short h&lredvcala 1 the" color
Is. of great importance^ and. so .are the
eyes, ears and ."the ' shape, of the head.
"White . cats should .. have~ blue ' eyes,
black cats yellow eyes and those of
other colors- green eyes. .
Here are some of the good points to
be. taken Into consideration when buy-
Ing a cat:
Head — Great breadth between, the
Eyes — Round and wide open.
Nose — Short and tapered.
Frame—^Light. deep cnestedL )
Legs— Straight- . '
Ears— Small and rounded.
Neck— Thin and graceful.
Tail — Bent at the end In longjh&tretf
cats. \u25a0 \u25a0 '-'"':'• \u25a0'\u25a0 '-•• -
t>i t^ n 1
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Sleeper Excursions
. Personally Conducted
To St. Louis, SL Joseph,
Every Thursday , I*l
Salt Lake— Scenic Colorado i -°"*t
. *
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-Every Thursday
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To Omaha, Chicago,
-Every Tuesday
Salt Lake--Scenic Colorado
To Chicago, Omaha and East,
\u25a0 Daily Tourist Sleeper Service, via'
Salt Lake, Scenic Colorado and Denver.
Through Standard Sleeper* Every Day,
San Francisco to Omaha, Chicago,
via Salt Lake, Scenic Colorado, Denver."
-These new schedules give, you half Zj-
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scribe your trip and let me show yotr
how to make it the most attractive
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the route.
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iTii'imiii ' W * SANB ?^
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raQif^^^^ San Francisco, California.
Do Not Trifle
With a Gold
•Is good advice for men and women." *; It .'
' may be vital in the case of a child. Long
experience has proven that there is noth-
ing better for colds in children than •
GpxigK Remedy;
\u25a0 .It is a favorite with many.mothers'^a.'i
never disappoints them. It contains no-
opium or other narcotic and may be gives
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