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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO SPRING OUTLOOK MOST FAVORABLE _____ Dealers in Real Estate Look Fonvard to a Big Develop* ment and Improvement OAKLAND. Jan. 14. — Building work has been progressing with gratifying regularity during the winter season At spite the rainy weather and the pros pects for a prosperous season as soon as dry weather sets in are bright. Since annexation became effective in the middle of December, about $30,000 has been spent for building construc tion in the new districts of the city, despite the fact that the season of the jrar is not favorable to building. T>ni estate men predict that with the opening of the spring construction in the annexed district will go ahead at a very surprising rate. Kruitvale leads a'J the other annexed districts in the number of permits applied for during the first month following the election. Nearly all the new buildings were cot tages and dwellings which cost on an average of between $2,000 and $4,000. AI'ARTMEXT HOUSE SOLD The l>ig apartment hou»>e on the west side of Brush etreet. just south of .Nineteenth, was sold this week by Mrs. William F. Schroeder to Clark & Clark, a legal firm of this city. The ti<*al was negotiated by D. F- Minney. Thirty thousand dollars was the price r»aid for the building, which contains about 60 rooni6 and was built less than two years ago. Big improvement schemes are under way in the district west of Market street and north of Sixteenth street. Oae of the most important of these is ihe proposed reclamation of the marshes in that territory. Two years ago the city forbade further deposits of refuse on the garbage dumps in the Neighborhood of Twentieth and Wood streets, and it is now reported that this area will be dressed and topped with soil, preparatory to the inauguration of extensive improvement schemes. '; SAXT.I FB BETTERMENTS Pince last fall the Santa Fe has been building in this district and now has its lines completed from the Emery ville yards south to Twentieth street, and nearly out to the proposed freight terminal station at Adeline. The proposed electric line of the Southern Pacific will also run through the west side marsh section, and the iraction company, has a line connecting with the Key Route in Poplar street \u25a0which cuts through the same district. A little nlMng and spweri g work will be all that is necessary to make this entire territory one of the choicest manufacturing sites in Oakland. Near by lies the Key Route basin, where gi santie water front improvements, which will make it ?.n important industrial and commercial quarter, will be made within the next fwf years. The De Fremery property is now be ins converted into one of *llie mopt at tractive parks and public playgrounds in this city. This estate is located on the odge of a district wi Si seems destined to an important industrial fu ture, and it will undoubtedly prove to be the dividing wedge between the old residence section and an important new business tract. HIGH CLASS RKSIDKXCR PROPERTY The Laymance real estate company reports continued lively Interest In Rock Ridge park, their new subdivision in the Broadway hills, one block east of College avenue. The Instantaneous success that met the placing of this property on the market last October lias proved conclusively that the Oak land real estate market Is strong and that the demand for high class resi dence property la a. location where the property is desirable and buyers are protected by suitable building restric tions is unabated. In this connection Fred E. Reed, sub division manager of the Leymane real estate company, said: Give the public what they want and at prices that they can see are right, and If it's in Oakland or Berkeley there's no difficulty in selling. The chief trouble has been either that property offered for sale was not In ltielf desirable or was not protected by suitable restric tions or that prices were too high. Claremont park, Just across the ra vine from Rock Ridge park, was offered five years ago at prices from $20 to $30. The assessed val uation of all of Claremont park at that time was made on a basis of $300 an acre. Five years later <"laremont park Is selling for from $50 to $100 and the assessed valua tion has risen to $3,500 an acre, an inr.rr-a.ee of over 1,000 per cent. The reason for this remarkable increase, which has clearly been accompanied by the taking of enormoui profits by the original buyers in Claremont, has been merely that Claremont park has m*>t the desire of large numbers of buyers. The forethought of its original ownerg in creating such a magnificent subdivision with nuch splendid restrictions has added an immense number of new homes to Berkeley, not only in Claremont park, but in all of the districts immediately adjacent. Not only have assessable values been created in Claremont by reason of the manner In which this splendid subdivision was laid out by its owners, but the entire city of Berkeley and Oakland an well'have felt the Influence- and both cities are far wealthier today as a con sequence of Claremont parJc Likewise in Piedmont. Five years sro what is today the best 'repj. dence property in the city of Pied mont was assessed by the county fi^sessor at $500 an acre. The last assessment, that of 1909-10. was made on a basi>» of $3,500 an acre an increase of 600 per cent in five' years- This tremendous increase too, represents only about half of the in«rease in intrinsic value, as the assessor's figures- are usual! v taken at about half of the real valuation. Piedmont started five years ago at $20 to $30 a foot. To day It is selling from $50 to $100 The increase ha* come for the same reason that It-came to Clare mont park — merely because these two properties have met the desire of buyers to have their homes on properties beautiful in themselves and protected by restriction against - undesirable home builders. > V/ork was started Thursday on the second house in Rock ridge. It is an eight room Swiss mountain cottage and 1b being built for "R. S. Harris from Mans by A. W. Smith, architect. The cost will be $5,250. COSTLY IMPROVEMENT The two story addition to the Oakland Bank of Savings building is now nearly complete and will. soon be ready for occupancy. The outer walls have been finished and the new. cornice, which is much larger and more elabo rate than the one which formerly sur mounted the building, is now being constructed. The addition has cost ap proximately $100,000. The salt water plant- on Lake Mcrritt which hap been installed as an auxil iary to the fire department has been under official test for the past fortnight and Is proving to be satisfactory. ; One of the new engines, located in Lakeside park, Is now in working order and fur nished a steady, pressure of more: than 2MO pounds "to the, square inch. - ,Tb« other, however, is 'not yet in "coiuraia Alameda County Realty Continues in Active Demand 'Handsome residence which W. A. Sleep is building in Berkeley. J." Cather Newsom is the architect. sion, sonic minor defects remaining to be corrected.- This auxiliary fire pro tection plant is of immense importance to Oakland, as mains and hydrants have been laid throughout the business dis trict. It will have a favorable effect upon realty values, as well as being a practical asset for property owners. ' George Wj Austin, the Broadway real estate broker, believes that the present is a favorabie time to build in Oakland, and Leo L. Xichols, his architect, has just completed plans and specifications for a^ine building at the southeast cor ner of Grove and Twenty-eighth streets. The building is to be two stories in height and will contain a store and three t flats of four rooms each. It will be modern, and up to date in every detail. Austin thinks that Grove street has a fine future and intends to build on the adjoining property in the near, future. Work -will be begun the first part of next week. The contract price is about fS.OOO. The bank clearings for Oakland dur ing the week were $2,227,374.93. as com pared, with J1.947.575. 67 for the corre sponding week In 1909. BUIL.DIXO PERMITS Following is a summary of the build- Ing permits applied for at the board of public works during the week as com- | I piled by AValter B. Fawcett, secretary: \ No. of i Permits Amounts ; One *torj- dwellings 20 *2f.^3 j One and half f-twry dwellings 1 •J.^W Two story dwellings - \u25a0»•-•"' One story dwelling and store 1 «H> : Two Ftory flats - k'.'JS Two story flats with More 1 > *•-\u0084*'. Three story 7A> room apartment?., l " ", .!„ ! Bams, sheil* an«l sarases •• ..'.-•,.! i Alterations, additions and repairs. 3t \u25a0; 13.t>4J -rwal 71. ?f»r.,769 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0UEPUKT BY WAUUB • -" m ' |Kir»t ward «A *r^ I Second ward •• "'7Sa iTiiird ward '-.'^ jF"<irth ward rj -'^ Fifth ward " "*iS Sixth ward „* in t^n Serenth ward - w 40.?>"0 Total ' „ ..' Activity in Berkeley BERKELEY, Jan. 14.— A deal of im portance to the realty market here \u25a0was the purchase yesterday by the Dodge-Ver Mehr company of 640 acres comprising the Sutton ranch, a few miles south of Walnut Creek in Con tra Costa county. The property was formerly owned by Recorder James Sutton "of the, university. The realty company has announced Its intention of cutting the old' ranch Into building lots in a district fully protected from cold and fog. and which will soon be |n easy communication with Berkeley and Oakland by a new electric road now being built. The $35,000 deal of the Southern Pa cific and the Warren Cheney company of this city has Interested the local! market. The announcement of the 10- : cation of the station in Xorthbrae has set at rest speculation on this point, and divulged the intention of th 6 com pany not to render Xorthbrae lands uninviting by the presence of the loop system. Building here is progressing at a normal rate and many permits secured. W. A.- Sleep is building a handsome home at the corner of Woolsey and Duncan streets in Berkeley. J. Cather Newsom is the architect. The house will be fitted with all modern conveni ences and will contain eight rooms. The exterior design is particularly at tractive. Look for Big Business : ; .^ ALAMEDA, Jan. 14. — Realty condi tions are normal. Spring business is expected to be big. Dealers look upon the rapid comple tion of the new electric train service of the Southern Pacific company as one of the important events of the new year. M. A. Miller, formerly of the firm of Miller & McN'aughton, has severed his connection with the old firm and Vf 1b doing a realty business in his own name at 1344 Park street. ' FAREWELL RECEPTION \u25a0; . TO RETIRING PASTOR Rev. H. J. Loken Quest' of Ala meda Congregation ALAMEDA, Jan. 14.— Rev. H. J. Lo-. ken was given a farewell reception to night by the congregation-of thelFirst Christian church. Rev. Mr.' Loken: will assume charge of the, pastorate of the First Christian Church of Berkeley Sun day, preaching his flrft sermon in the Berkeley church Sunday morning and returning to Alameda \to preach his farewell sermon here Sunday night. He will move to Berkeley next week. Th«? vacancyin the Alameda church Is to be filled during the next two months by Rev. ' Herbert ( P. Shaw, a Christian church foreign missionary who is returning to China In the spring to resume ' his . missionary work after being in America several months on leave, >'".\u25a0 Shaw comes to Alameda from Illinois, where he spent most of his leave. FORM INCORPORATION FOR CHURCH ADVANCE Congregational Clergymen and Laymen Organize Committee; OAKLAND. Jan. 14. — The prudential committee- of the -Bay Association of CoAgregational churches filed itsarticles of Incorporation today. -It is an asso ciation composed of prominent Congye-' gatidnal divines] and laymen.'; The gen eral purpose of the organization is to promote the welfare'; of "the congrega tions'that now : form i the ,Bay Assocla'-" tion of Congregational churches. The ln corporators are Rev. Charles ; R. Brown, Rev. Miles • B. Fisher. Rev. L. t P. Hitch cock. E.T. Leiter. C. Z. Merrltt, L C. Frlckstad; H. N. Wyckoff, F. "W. Dorri and C. S. Nash. Read- the ads for. Business Chances In .the '^ classing '; section , and co into buslnessifor yourself. Rooming houses restaurants, . groceries... saloons, s etc!' Many-good! bargains yare advertised dally In -The Call: » If .you: have la place to cell advertise it In. The^CalLr v.T THE S AX FRANCISCO CAJjL, SATURDAY;^ JANUARY 15, -1910. LONG CONTINUANCE FOR HAGGETT SUIT Breach of Promise Case Will Not Be Tried Until September OAKLAND, Jan. 14.— The ?50,000 breach of promise suit brought by Clara Haggett against P. E. Bowles Jr., son of the Oakland banker, will not be tried before September 19. This date was chosen today fn Judge Waste's court by the attorneys' "on both sldes_ as the earliest one convenient. Originally the case was set for trial for the last week' of last month,' but a squabble between the attorneys of -Miss Haggett broke up all chance of a speedy trial. Oren R. B.' Leidy. whom Miss Haggett first engaged when she wa"s in New York, in an affidavit ac cused W. \u25a0 H. Kiler, who was employed to take charge of the case in the Cali fornia courts, of working against the interests of his client. Miss Haggett supported Leidy with it similar affidavit. When the case came to a hearing before Judge Waste last week the latter peremptorily or dered Leidy to keep silent, as he had not been admitted to practice in Cali fornia. Judge Waste ordered the case stricken from the calendar. It was re stored today by consent •rtfcthe attor neys on both sides, but Lei'ly did 'not appear in court. Miss Haggett was represented by Kiler. The plainUff in the case accuses Bowles of breaking the promise, she says he made to marry her, after living with her for a long time as his wife. PYTHIANS* CONTINUE CLUB PASSING GAMES Teams Will Soon Make a Trip to San Jose OAKLAND/ 'Jan. 14.— -The Pythian club passing'tournanient, "second serier, was played last night at, Liberty lodge No. 35, Fraternal hall. Live Oak team won three straight from Oakland lodge and went to seventh place. University and, Piedmont met in a sharp contest, which the first named team wbn.-Dlrigo captured three games from Berkeley. Liberty and Alameda each won and held second and third place. , The standing of the teams follows: TMrlgo, .!»55<: Übertv-. .702: Alanifda. .7(>0: T:ni»ert=!ty, .Gift; Live; Oak. .470;. OaUliiiid, .4<r.; FniitTsle.N .2""; Piedmont. .224; AfbQns, .Io3; Berkeley. .054. These teams «nd their ,friends will ; leave Oakland bs' special, train at 7:SO o'clock for San Jose the evening of Jan- i vary 22. where they will visit San Jose lodge No. 125 to .install a club passing ; 'tournament in. Santa Clara county. ; The next, contest .will be heJd with I Live Oak lodge No. , IT even- , ; ing, January 19, at Pythian castle. All i brother Knights are cordially Invited 'by the committee. to attend. ' NOTORIOUS BURGLAR IS PROMPTLY FOUND GUILTY Jury Out Only Few Minutes in Case of Henry' J. Lewis OAKLAND,;Jan; 14.— Henry. J. Lewis, whom the 'Oakland; police declare to be. one of the best known crooks "in the United, States, \u25a0 was: found guilty "of burglary, today on the . first ballot by the jury in Judge Brown's court. The jurj- was out' only .a few - minutes! '.'J^ • Lewis' was accused r of , robbing ;the home of Dr. James Fer Don of jewelry, women's. lingerie, furs and other valu able articles, " many': of .which = were fojjnd in Lewis' home in San .Francjsco, and some, in pawnshops. .With him: at the time of h is : arrest was;. Anna; Flea gal, his supposed accomplice, who acted as | a domestic* at the house ; of .Doctor Fer Don. •It is said 'by the'pollce' that it has, been her function in the "past; .'.to' secure employmentrinVthis; way . so> as to;tell: Lewis what^there^was to' steal and '.where to »flnd^it.\ ~ Sentence .will bepronounccd onLowis next Monday, by Judge Brown.' Anna; Fleagal's trial on the-same .charge- Is' scheduled to begin" shortly. CHECK PASSER FREED ;t : - JAILED'FOR FORGERY Arrest Follows 'Release^ on De murrer to Complaint .-'OAKLAND, Jan. .14.— Franklin K. Rickett, was discharged from custody, on a charge of passing '-. a spuriousi check today, by. Judge Brown, only; to re arrested at once on a charge of .forgery.' This action .was takenjas' the result of the. sustaining of a ; . demurrer, by,"' Judge Brown to the information laid against 'Rickett:/. .;.;: \u25a0•'v/'T i -./; \ -\u25a0'•V '\u25a0\u25a0;, v ' The charge against: Rickett is that he gave Tat Berkeley \u25a0; grocer,* a/checklifo?' $12, signed "Oakland . traction; company;* peri X ,W. Evans." .; '* Judge' Brown 'held that- this :>was; not* a \ fictitious! check; fas' the purported "drawer? hadi funds; In the bank.'but a forged .'check. ':.'-/ . penal * code now has. separate I sections 'for- each offense., \u25a0";"''"- \u25a0 DAMAGE SUIT^READY .. TOQOTOITHE^JURY : OAKLAND.' Jan" 14.V-Takinff of,testi mony in" the $25,000 damage suit brought l?y /James H/jDay is againstithe" Oakland traction; companyTfor; the; death f of his wife was- finished" today.: LnfJudtrt; Opr den's -; courts and y.hefca.«e; will- foe'sub^ Emitted ;.toi the 'jury;' tomorrow^ morning Davis = alleges J that ;his*yWi^e'; was], killed: by.- the, fault' of ; the stroetcaf (employes," the ccarr r on which fihp7s was [ridihjj^beihe started-, suddenly,-; a"ndKwlth'out; warning "as she, was aboutlto alight. ".,.'X:; i:...J± < »: MANY ARE BIDDEN TO BRIDGE PARTY Members of Younger Set in f Oakland Will Entertain ', Groups of Friends f -OAKLAND, Jan. 14.V- Miss Frances Amann a nd Miss Gladys Amann, have sent /out cards for one of the ;•; • larger card par tleV of \u25a0 the comi rig niorith.^ask ing. a, numb"er. of to. accept/of the ftospitality of the Amanri. residence In .Twenty-third street Tuesday, Febru ary: I. 1 Bridge, will fiiAish the" diver sion :of the hour. The Amahns for'f merly; lived in Alamerta, but caine^to Oakla nd to , take possession 0f ... their homo a few. seasons ago. Both V the girls. arc exceedingly popular with; the young set ' in •'. Oakland as well *as "in the Encinal City. Mrs. William Watt has returned ..to her home in Xapa- after a visit with Miss Jane-Crellin at the Crellin .resi dence In Alice street. Early in .; the week Miss -Crelliri; entertained a dozen friends of her , house guest at bridge and a dainty: supper. ' v - \u25a0 . The last dance of the Friday Night club for.the winter will take place next week'-and will be largely attended, by the youngerisetof the bay cities. The patronesses have arranged a charming affair, toroundlout the season's assem blies. A series of informal dinners will be given early. In the evening for the guests who attend the dance. Mrs. Edward Hall Dodge will leave tomorrow for her home in Portland after ,a: fortnight's visit as the. house guest of her parents,: Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Lay ma nee. • \u25a0 '-.*. Mrs. Roy McCabe has been enjoying a brief visit in the bay. cities, having come down from her home near Byron Springs. Before her. marriage _ Mrs. McCabe was Miss Edith Gaskill, one of the well liked girls of the smart set. Her occasional visits to town are made the occasions of a round of informal pleasures which her friends arrange in her. honor. • . ; v'.f"'"!^.? •Two. of the ntore elaborate bridge parties of the month will be those for which Miss Edna. Siegfried has issued cards, asking 30 guests for each affair. The first will be given Wednesday, Jan uary 26, the next taking place the>day following. The. young hostess will'on tertain' at -the family home in Alameda. The wedding of Miss Kitty Bucking ham and Joseph Koford will be sol emnized next month. ; The bride, to - be and her , fiance are graduates of .the University of California. The betrothal was announced several months ago and Miss Buckingham has since been the recipient of a' number of compliments. A coterie of music lovers has been en joying the series of matinee concerts which arc being given by the Mlnetti quartet fortnightly at the residence of Mrs. James de Fremery. Tiie.Sunday afternoons devoted to the program of chamber music and guest list includes a group of friends. The second in the series will be given next week. . • •\u25a0>*>' Miss Kvelyn Adams, who. will attend Miss Elsie Campbell as maid of honor on the .occasion of her' wedding with Maurice Walsh January, 23, has planned a. compliment in honor of the" young bride to.be' for. 'Tuesday afternoon, when she will entertain at luncheon at the Palace hotel. CovrrK^vri!! " be laid for Mrs. Alexander Campbell, Mrs. Kd ward'M. Walsh, Mrs.' W. H.Adams'and four bridesmaids whom Miss Cam pb'ell has chosen to complete lier bridal party, Miss Ruby Richards,' Miss Alice Powell, Miss Jessie. Craig and Miss Edith Beck. • • • •-, \u25a0 ' . .' > , . ALAMEDA, Jan. 14.— The engage ment of Miss Lena Schneider and \ Ed. ward M. ;Rider \u25a0' was announced . last night at a dinner given by Mrs. C. : J. hammond, sister of the bride to be, at the Hammond home -In Pacific, avenue. Miss Schneider [Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 11. P. Schneider of 2013 Clin ton avenue and is a ; sister of v Henry Schneider, a Park street merchant. Rider is in the employ of the Oakland traction company. The wedding!. 'will not take place' until fall. Alameda Church Services ALAXIBDA, Jan. 14.— First Baptist rhurc-U, Santa Olura avenue and Benton street, liev. It. V. Hussell minister, t • , . .•ll o'clock — Morning worship and sermon; bul> ject. "A Meditation on the ilj-stery of -(.'Lrist." 7::>0 o'clock — Kvrnliiß praise -and sons, \rlth pennon; subject, "Winning, by Losing." - (;:30> o'clock, eTenlnR — Quiot \u25a0 hour, conducted by. the "Young J'eople"s Baptist nnion: snlijuct. "Candles Under Bu«hels.V Leader, .Miss- Ketta Blflckwpll. , \u25a0 - . ' "Bible cchool. morning 1 , 9:43 o'click — II.; T. CarTln. cnpcrlntendcnt. .Organized classes for j-oung jieople. . . f , •• • \u25a0 The ' Lftdles' : aid society -is planning n General (Jeorgp; Washington and Martha : Washington re ception ; «nd social for February \u25a0 22. \u25a0 • \u25a0,''.. KAHNS— The Always Busy Store-»KAHNS y . . It Pays >to>: Trade m Qakjand. . . v J I4MIARY \**m dm djrTLM^&TkL X^yJBLJli \ These Great Specials Will Be on Sale in Our Cloak and Suit Department Today ,WOMEN'S WRAPPERS AND LONG KIMONOS-^ Made of La\wis,"Crepes and CKaliies— <tj> -| Cri worth from $2.50; t0 $5.00 . 7 . . : \u0084 . . . . . *P 1 •UU WOMEN'^DRESSING SACQUES AND KIMONOS— Made opfirie Percale and Flannelette—^ C%jrk^» >, $1i25,55.00 and $2.50 values ; .. ;....... .pvQ WOMEN'S $750 BLANKET RQBES^ tf» o Q BT Reduced to .; (py.*7O WOMEN'S $3.^0 ALL S^COATC-grF^ WOMEN'S $7^50 SILK AND NET <tQ QC WAI^TS-~-For-. . ... .... . . . . . . A . . ... U THE,?AUA^%BU^^;;STORB;=: : n '.: :: TwelftK and Washington Streets, Oakland STREET RAILWAY TO WIDEN TRACKS More Space Between the Rails in Broadway to Lessen" Danger to Life P OAKLAND, Jan. 14.— Attorney Ed [ward W. Engs, counsel for the Oakland traction company, . announced to the city : council, last night that , his com-: pany, is. completing plans for : widening the space •between the Broadway tracks. The council had taken up 'the subject, which has been pendlng<for some;time, <at the'reciuesfof the grand-jury, a.com munication from which body, condemned the present track arrangement as a menace to life. •; \u25a0*.' . r ;' 'Engs was.on hand with, several blue prints showing, the general plans' for the- 1 work." .:•' He explained that-.the com pany '.would A not be prepared to; begin .work until the winter storms are at an end,, but added : that General Manager Kelly ot the. traction company is now negotiaiing .with a- ?Tew York firm-to close a contract, The operations, said Engs, can not be undertaken until- the surveys^ have been completed to the minutest degree. ;'.;.'\u25a0 •The present trolley lines In Broadway were " ; built j ust \u25a0. after the consolidation of the street, railways, when narrower cars were in use than now. The ' old concrete bed for the cable lines which used to operate in Broadway was not entirely removed and to change the tracks will require blasting out of. the underwork. The. construction of, new tracks at the points where other rail ways cross will cost nearly $50,000 Vind the ; work in blocks will be additional. The relaid tracks will be at a regula tion distance apart, that is, 12 feet will intervene the center^ of. the two tracks. s \u25a0 Several persons have been killed, in Broadway since the present big cars were put into service by being caught between cars on opposite tracks. » Engs at the request of President Pen dleton promised to 'inform the council next week .what/ date the company would, be. prepared to begin its work, making the changes. SANTA FE BUILDING INTO PULLMAN SHOPS Spur Track Laying Commenced to the* New Site RICHMOND,, Jan.- 14.— The Santa Fe railroad has commenced the construc tion of a- spur track from the main line into the site of the Pullman car company's new shops, work on which will begin soon. The shops are to be connected with both the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe railroads in order to. facilitate the handling of Pullman cars. V. The Western Pacific will also be able to reach the -shops. by way of the other lines from Oakland. It; is fairly well .authenticated that the Pullman company intpnds to make the- plant _ one of the largest repair centers -in* the west, taki tig from Den ver the bulk of .work .now done there. The favorable climatic conditions " are prime reasons for the' selection of the new site. ROYAL ARCH MASONS INSTALL THEIR OFFICERS Alameda Chapter Ceremonies Attended by Past High Priests' ALAMEDA. Jan. 14.—^he installation ceremonies of Alameda chapter N». 70. Royal Arch Masons, were held tonight at Masonic hall.V A- banrfuet followed the Installation of officers. - ; The officer* were installed by Otto Reihl, 'past high priest, while P. W. Barton, past high" priest, acted as mas ter of ceremonies. The following officers were installed: Henry Lassen, high priest; Henry H. lUckfefson.' king; Elbert C. Clintsman. scribe: D.W. Martin, treasurer; Oswald Lubbock, secretary; Henry M. Ham mond, captain of-host; H. F. Ptrachan; principal sojourner; J. J. Ferrier. royal arch captain; W. E. Bunker, master of third veil; James Fowler, master of sec ond veil; I. J. Gutte, -master of first veil; -H. P. Decker, sentinel; J. P. de Teller, organist: Philip S.. Teller, trus tee. ;•:\u25a0<\u25a0 . ; , : . . The 19 past high priests of Alameda chapter were present jand took part in the ceremonies. They are J.;H. Eick hoff, F. W. G. Moebus,- Elmer E. John son, B. S. McFarland, J. A. Sansom, W. B.i-StoreyV C.' J. Hammond, A. C. Pat^ls melr, W. A.- Ij. Knowles. John Tablon sky. P. W. Barton; P. S. Teller, J. -E. Yourigberg, M.' E.. Galnes, P. Chrlsten sen,\ George- H. Fox, J. C. Bates Jr., George.S. Williams and Otto Riehl.. ARRESTED FOR , DESERTION— BerkeIey. .Tan. 14. — Joseph, Harris, a. hod carrier 'of West Berkeley, was arrested today for beinj; a-de serter from the l'nlte<l States navy. Herßert S. Johns, of Book OBJECT TO PRICE OF JUNIOR ANNUAL Graduates Complain That the Charge Made for Blue and } Gold Varied BEPwKELEY, Jan. 14.— Having re ceived protests seating that copies of the Blue "and Gold of the class of 1910. Issued last May, -were sold at a higher price in LOS Angeles, Visalla and other cities of the southern part of the state than on the 'campus, the alumni council ' pf the graduates has made a decided rullng^that hereafter managers of the junior annual shall not obtain lists of the .graduate students except under conditions made by the council. • The action of the council has been the talk of the campus, and Manager Herbert S. .Johns is the center of the discussion. His friends, however. de- Clare that Johns is not at fault, as his agents in the southern cities must have misunderstood instructions. • The graduates in the southern part of the sftate, however, did not look upon the matter in this light, and after, placing it in the hands of- the alumni council may also present their case to the faculty for adjustment. \u25a0-They say that the price of the Blue and Gold seemed to varywith the dis tance from., the, campus. • There" the regular price was $3, but In Berkeley, off the campus, it frequently was sold for $1.50, while under pressure it might lie obtained for $4. The graduates In Los Angeles who were anxious to obtain the publication had to pay %~> for it in .most cases. They declare thaf there was a delib erate attempt on the part of Johns to take advantage of them. According to the' complaints made to the alumni council, the price of the book should have been only $3.50. • The officers of the alumni associa tion are: President. James K. Moffitt; first 'vice/president, William H. GorriH; second " vice president. Mrs. May L*. Cheney; treasurer. Lewis T. Reed; sec retary, Mllten T. Farmer. Marriage Licenses OAKLAND, Jan. 11.-^ The following msrriaje licenses were issued tcxlay: Edwin O. Morrow. 2:!. ami Loraine C. Tally, 18. both ..f Oakland. Prank It. Jardln, 2."J and Mary Silts, 17, both of Oakland. * . Henry B. DaTin, 2*J. and Bertha Doll, 22. both of Oxkland. .Elliott T. I'luromer. \u25a0 2t. and Caroline B. Schenrk. 20. both of Alameda. William Sharps, SI, and Anna Nicholson. 21. buth of Oakland. .' Arthur F. MrCall. 04, and Nellie Hansley, 32. both of Oakland. " .-•••-. Con "9t K ft WdLsfun^f^6mxm In a Class by Ourselves Prices Unequaled i^Jl ET fflk T"^2t Quality Unsurpassed iff! IraJ^% 1 <&& ...- ... • A Partial List of Our Money Savers for Saturday: YOU rig Pork , Legs mutton .... 12% c lb. Pork shoulder roast . Loin mutton chops Y. /. . . . .;. . . , \u008412y 2 clb. . . . .... .V: ... . . .12^clb. Legs'pork 14c lb. Mutton shoulder chops. Pork 10in5. . . . . . . . .15c.1b, .3 lbs. for 25c M^p: Pss v.V^ C S- Mutton shoulder roast Neck T bone spare ribs 6c lb. . 4 lbs for 25c Iglliiirlf: Hin^rt^-la^lSclb. • c6nb7:tKestrip;6lbs.tb -^ orequarters lamb lOclfc : B^lbs^ average at. .20c lb. \u25a0:\u25a0 Beef Eastern bacon, 10 lbs.^ v Best Steer quality. : av^ge . . . . . . rl7^4c lb. Shoulder roast.. . Bj4c lb. Mutton Pot roast/:6c and 714 c lb; ; Choice Nevada, yearling Sirloin steaks ... 12^c lb sheep. a RibVsteaks. ...... 7%c lb. Corner NinthandWashm Oakland; Cal. COURT IS IGNORANT OF WORD 'AFFINITY' Judge Ogden Refuses to Take Official Cognizance of Pop ular Meaning in Suit OAKLAND. Jan. 14.— Having an affin ity is a thing that the- law does not take cognizance of. No judge is . offi cially supposed to know what the phrase means. It is neither a crime nor. a misdemeanor in. the eyes of the law; neither is it ground for divorce or anything else. In fact If one uses the phrase In a courtroom he will not be judicially, understood. Judge Ogden so ruled today from the bench, and his ruling was disas trous, for the time being at 'least, to the case of William I>. Copeningr. who in a divorce cross complaint accused his wife, Lucy Lucille, of "bavins an affinity." Judge Ogden said that such language was ambiguous, unintelli gible and uncertain and he \u25a0 sustained a demurrer to the cross complaint on that ground. The court declared that to have an affinity might mean a variety of things. It might mean to have a brother in law, a sister in law. a cousin by mar riage, and even a poodle dog attached by a string to a fondly foolish woman, but that there was no good reason for any court to believe, much less take it for granted, that it meant for Mrs. Copening to have transferred her altec tions to some man other than her hus band. "According to the Standard diction ary," said his honor, "an affinity is a relationship by marriage, in contra distinction' to -relationship by blood, etc. The plaintiffs brother In law. if she has one.' ls then her affinity, and I don't believe she can be charged- with unwifely conduct just because she has a brother in law." Attorney ilejvyn Samuels, who was responsible for the phrasing of the cross complaint, attempted to show that the document contained the word affinity used in a popular sense. "That may be," responded Judge Og: den, "but popular use has resulted in making any one and anything that lives the 'affinity' of some one or some thing else, to suit the desired end. On this hypothesis a poodle dog attached to the fur coat of a weak minded woman could be her affinity and the term would not be misapplied.'* So Romeo may know that when hfs heart beats for Juliet she is his affin ity, but if he Is going Into court about it he must not use such language. If he doe 3 the demurrer will be sustained. In like manner Judge OgtU-n declared in the same case that "playing the ponies." was a phrase - that he could not take judicial cognizance "of. Mrs. Copening was accused by her husband of going to the racetrack .and squan dering his money there In company with Alex Jones, who is alleged to be the affinity, or whatever It is. At least Samuels explained that he meant that when he wrote "playing the ponies." Attorney Harry .Eneell. who was on the other side of the controversy, said he did not know what was meant and presumed that Judge Ogden would not know either. Judge Ogden did not — judicially. ". WAR OF WORDS OVER EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE > Accused Freed and Rearrested for Larceny OAKLAJfD, Jan. 14. — In Judge Smith's department of the police court this morning W. C. Lawton, who was ac cused of embezzlement by Georse W. Graydon of the Pacific Coast ho«p!tal association, was discharged •by the court. Lawton and Graydon then en paged in a stormy passage at words, during which threats of phy_ .al vio lence were made. Bailiff Charles McCarthy ordered them to fight out their differences somewhere else. Lawton was charged with appropriat ing $1 collected la the name of the hos pital association. He proved that he was not in the employ of the associa tion at the time. Graydon preferred a charge of ob taining money und»r falsa pretense* against Lawton and he was r«arr«sted. T. J. Dufflcey, an Insurance agent, was arraigned on a charge of misde meanor" embezzlement preferred by his employer, James Henderson, whose of fices are in the Bacon block, and hin hearing wqs set for January 29..