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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.
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. ';
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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. '
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.
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
Breach of Promise Case Will
Not Be Tried Until
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.
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. '
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.
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
: 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± < »:
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
\**m dm djrTLM^&TkL X^yJBLJli
\ These Great Specials Will Be on Sale in
Our Cloak and Suit Department Today
Made of La\wis,"Crepes and CKaliies— <tj> -| Cri
worth from $2.50; t0 $5.00 . 7 . . : \u0084 . . . . . *P 1 •UU
Made opfirie Percale and Flannelette—^ C%jrk^»
>, $1i25,55.00 and $2.50 values ; .. ;....... .pvQ
Reduced to .; (py.*7O
WAI^TS-~-For-. . ... .... . . . . . . A . . ...
U THE,?AUA^%BU^^;;STORB;=: :
n '.: :: TwelftK and Washington Streets, Oakland
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.
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.
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..
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
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.
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
"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. ".
> 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..

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