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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO SOCIETY MATRON TO VISIT OAKLAND Mrs. George Doubleday Will Spend Spring With Mother, Mrs. J. Moffitt OAKLAND. Fob. S— Mrs. George DouModay arrive tomorrow from h«r home in N>w York. She plans to remain during tb*» spring with her mother. Mrp. James Moffltt. Mrs. 1 »oubl^<3ay. sin<*e her marriage, when lit homo was psfablishck] on t!io At l^nlio «'oast. has lir^n^a frequent visitor :n California, k^pinsr up h^r former fri^n'lf=!iips in the bay oilie?. The .Mnflitts will tak»» possession of Ihetr :irjr Piedmont rpsi<lrnce in the near fmurf, R'ivinp rip th? fine old family place at Twfnty-second street and Broadway, where they have lived for many years. >lrt=. William Clift and Miss Jean ("lift left today for the oast and Europe, wh^r^ they are expecting to spend some months iii travel. Mrs. Clift and her daupliler returned two years ago from a residence abroad. They remained for the most part in California. This winter they enjoyed a trip to Tahiti ;tnd a tour of th^ southern part of the state. Miss Clift is on? of the popular society girls who will be greatly missed Ourins: her absence. She has been the, honored guest at a delightful round of | enif-rtainments during the last few weeks. ' * * • Arbor villa was the scene of a large jereption this evening, Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Smith receiving 250 guests in tiieir East Oakland mansion. There was no formal receiving; party to assist the host and hostess in greeting their friends. The Smiths will leave in April for abroad, where they will remain during the summer. Mrs. J. \V. Nelson will be a hostess Thursday, entertaining the score of i members of one of the winter's «ard rltihs at luncheon and an hour of bridge at her home in Linden street. * .*\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0-•". Announcement is made of the mar- \u25a0 riage of -Vance MoClymonds, son of; Mr. and Mrs. .T. W. MrClrmonda, and Miss Treasure Sterling Kllis. The cere mony took pia«e today at the Petaluma residence of the bride's parents. In the presence of SO smests. Mi^s Ellis wore n handsome robe of white satin and i duchesse lac and carried a shower of; lilies of the valley. Miss Ethel Mor ton of Los Angeles was her maid of honor, wearing a charming prown of pal* green. Merrill Kinsey assisted I MeClymonds as' best man. Both the bridegroom and his bride' .ire graduates of th<» University of Cali fornia. McClymonds is the son of the superintendent of schools of this city. * • • At -a prettily appointed hous* serv ice this evening at the residence of the. hride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. John V\\ Richards. Albert Lester Baker and , Mis-* Ruby Richards were married in the presence of the members of the 1 families an,] the closest friends. At tending: the bride were her sister. Miss Ruth Richards; Miss Marjorie Roberts. and Miss Florence Wilson. Rev. Oeorg* C. Eldredjre read the marriage service. ./ Mr. and Mrs. Baker will live in Cin cinnati, where the. bridegroom has his business interests. Mrs. G*»orsre Amos Scott entertained 1« friends at a dinner Saturdaj- evening at her home 5n Twenty-third street. Those for whom covers were laid were: Mr. *n<l Mr?. S<-«M :.\lr. ami Mrs. Henry V.r. »ml Mrs. J. Wxl- I lattinc t<T S.-o»t iMr. and .Mn=. ITcor.r Mr. and Mrs. \\~. $. ! Milirr Rb«-m Mf- *w J Mh. V»". RJiick Mr. avi Mrs. I.«Uh«r :Mr. nn<l Mr^. Frank ! ! «ew« The last dance of the se a en n was gi»-en this evening by the patronesses Of the Lore! -Cosmos club. 200 guests enjoying the elaborate assembly, which closed a delightful scries of winter's affairs. Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor is en joying an out of town visit with friends, having left last Thursday on a short trip. * * * Mrs. Charles Minor Goodall will leave in April for abroad, joining the Oak land travelers who will spend the sum mer on the continent. Among others of the smart set who have planned European tours this year are Mr. and Mrs. John L. Howard. Mrs. Wallace Ev.-rson. Miss Marion Everson, Miss E'.sie Everson and Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward M. Walsii. * . • . *.'.• -" The February luncheon of Ebell -was an event of the day. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Holroan of tsan Francisco and Mrs. Cora K. Jon"? sharing in the hon ors of the occasion. Mrs. James A. Johnson presided as hostess. Assisting: her were tho board of directors and ilio following: Mrs William I^iv h |Mr#. IT. O. Kendall M;V Hurry 1-raHi _iMrs. <\ W. Kin«/ Mrs Jobn «'. l.yixh iMr*. Ralpli Kinnrr Mrs. «;cort«' louden |Mr». KlenilfT M»rt*ni" Kett ;Mr>. C. J. I/ins >Jr> Fnvlorifk J<-wrll 'Mrs. V. V. I^k" !.,;>,: |Mr». ltf.b.-»rt t^. kii> Mi*« I<!ji 1.«.i-r 'Miss H. K. l.oring Mrs. llerfjert h»ns [Mw. J. I". I«utz The musical numbers were contrib uted by Mrs. Albert K. Phelan. vo cali«t, and Mrs. Edna Willis Wellman, p!anist. PARK IRRIGATION PLANT TO BE PUBLICLY TESTED Commission Postpones Accept ance Until Next Saturday OAKLAND, Feb. 8. — The park com missioners decided at - a special meet ing today to hold a public test of the municipal irrigation plant at Lakeside park, or Adams Point park, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The plant is. com pleted and. ready for. u!"\ and the city enpineer and park superintendent are about prepared to recommend its ac ceptance by. the city. ,_.', The meeting of the commission was really called this morning to make the acceptance, but the commission de cided to exhibit the system first. The members of the board of public works and of the city council have been in vited to attend, and the public will be welcomed. The irrigation system is of gre.at im portance in the development and main tenance of the lake chain of parks. Its source is artesian springs, which were' discovered in the" property after the •\u25a0ity had undertaken the improvement. Tlie supply in ample for the park irri gation and for tlio watering of the drives through the grounds. RAILWAY CONDUCTOR IS STRUCK BY LOCOMOTIVE Watch-ing ' Own Train and Did Not See Engine OAKLAND. Feb. 8. — While occupied in f-igrnaling: to his own train this morn- Ing* Henry Penno^k, a conductor in the employ of the' Southern Pacific, was Ktruok by th<» -engine of the Fresno local train at Frnitvale station and wa*s knocked unconscious. His injuries; while serious, are not expected. to prove fatal. : Pennock,. who lives at 3214 En- Hnal avenue, Alameda, was taken* to the r«cclving:. hospital.- < . . : Ba.walTihili Mam' tf 1 11 ffiawiMtw **7ml* m tTTHV I jrraHTTlMfflOnMlirHi DEAN OF SUMMER SESSION CHOSEN Office of Prof. Charles H. Rieber Is Made Permanent in University Faculty BEP.KELEY, F^b. S.— The position of permanent dean of the summer session of the university has been created at the university, and Prof. Charles H. Rieber. who has so successfully con ducted the summer courses for the last three years, has been offered the posi tion. He has announced his intention of accepting 1 it. Professor Rieber is a member of the faculty; of the department of philoso phy and was formerly a faculty mem ber at Stanford. He is president of the Philosophical union and, is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. He rs a brilliant logician, philosopher and thinker, and is exceedingly popular with his colleagues. Extensive, plans and preparations for the summer school of 1910 are be ing put under way by Professor Rieber. The importance of the summer session of the university has been steadily in creasing under the direction of Pro fessor Rieber, and last year an excellent program of courses was offered to the S3O students who attended the ses sion. Another important innovation in the summer session is that by vote of the academic council the work will here after count as fulfillment for residence requirement in obtaining a degree. The summer session will count to those tak ing the regular university course as half tlie value in residence of a se mester. This will make it possible for students, after obtaining, the junior certificate, to attend two summer ses sions and three semesters and thereby satisfy the requirements for residence formerly only satisfied by two full years of residence. ./>'.- Credit for full time will be given to candidates for the bachelor's degree, and half time to for the master's degree. Courses will be list ed as free electives, upper and lower division, major and graduate. The scope of the work will be wid ened s>nd extra courses added. The op portunities offered in the summer courses are being taken advantage of by a greater number with each suc ceeding year, and the new arrange ments will increase the attractiveness and popularity of the university's sum mer school. SANITARY OFFICIALS OPPOSE RUMMAGE SALES Health Board Drafts Ordinance to Abolish Them ALAMEDA. Feb. S. — Rummage sales will be barred in this city in the fu ture if the ordinance prepared by the board of health for submission to the city council is passed by the latter body. The sanitary officials declare that the rummage sales have been a cause of spreading contagious and in fectious diseases. It has been required in the past by the board of health that all goods offered at rummage sales be thoroughly fumigated. Even with this precaution the sales are considered by the health authorities to be a menace. Under the proposed ordinance a per son found guilty of conducting a rum mage sale or a general sale of eastoft clothing will be punished by a fine of not more than $50 or by imprisonment In the city jail for a term not exceed ing 25 days. WILL TEST LEGALITY OF LAUNDRY ORDINANCE Council Believes- It Can Regu late Their Locations BERKELEY, Feb. B.— lf the Japanese who have rented the premises at 2064 Center street flnder the name of the University laundry company attempt to open their office tomorrow warrants for the arrest of the proprietor will be issued, according to a declaration of the city council . today. The ordi nance recently passed confining the limits in the city for the operation of laundries will then be tested before tl«e courts. Charles Mills, agents for the owners of the premises which the Japanese have rented, declared tha.t the ordi nance is unconstitutional and that he will fight It to the end. But for a technicality the* arrest of the Japanese would have been made today. COUNCIL WILL FRAME LAW FOR BILLBOARDS Berkeley Board to Regulate Ad vertising Signs BERKELEY. Feb. S.— An ordinance regulating and fixing the traffic on bill boards erected in this city is under advisement by the city council and will probably be passed in the near future. Pending the passage of the ordi nance the council will endeavor to col lect $400 due in back licenses for ad vertising from Varney & Green of San Francisco, who are the largest con cern of the kind operating here. They have already paid a license, of $-200 for posting bills this year. That the billboard is unsightly was the declaration of Mayor Hodghead to day and he said that if the act wore legal he. would endeavor to have this method of advertising eliminated. -* BLESSING OF ASHES AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH Season of Fasting to Be Fit tingly Ushered In ; OAKLAND, Feb. B.— Special services will mark the beginning of the Lenten ispason tomorrow morning at St. Mary's church. The Ash 1 Wednesday morning masses will "be celebrated at 7 and 9 o'clock. The blossing and distribution of ashes will take place after, the sec gnd mass. .The . evening services will consist of devotions, a sermon' on the Lenten liturgy by Rev. Father Dempi sey, benediction- of the blessed sacra ment and the Riving of; ashes. During I^ent thoro. will be special devotions every Sunday, Wednesday "arid Friday evening. HONOR MEMORY OF LATE RECORDER A. K. GRIM Deputies and Employes Pass Resolutions- of Sympathy ;. OAKLAND, Feb. B.— Resolutions o£ sympathy for "the. death' of~ r A. :K; Grim, f or,many. years recorder of Ala meda county,; wercadopted/andjeigned todays by* the deputies \ and "employes of his -.office,''-; all r of 'whom 'have been re-* tained. in' their poaitlonsiby Grim's suc cessor, j John v.W.- Mott. .;; The i resolutions* of sympathy, will; be engrossed and sent^toGrira"s family. .' .••;( THE^SA^^ ERNST BOHLENDER, BLIND BARYTONE, WHO SANG LAST NIGHT CATHOLIC PLAYERS WORK FOR PARISH Stage Comedy in Berke'ey Be= fore Large Audience for Gymnasium Benefit BERKELEY, Feb. B.— The third the atrical production of the St. Joseph's dramatic society was staged in Wil kins hall tonight and was largely at tended. A feature of the evening was the pinging of Ernst Bohlender, a blind barytone, formerly a student of the California institution for the deaf and the blind, but now enrolled at the university. "A Night Off," the play staged, was a complete, success, as was the accom paniment played by an orchestra under the direction of Kurt Steindorff, son of Paul Steindorff, the veteran leader. The proceeds of tho evening will be devoted to a fund for the building of a hall and gymnasium for St. Joseph's parish in Addison and Jefferson streets. It is probable that other plays will be staged and entertainments given for the benefit of the fund, which is rapidly growing. BUTCHER CASES WILL BE BROUGHT TO TRIAL State Authorities to Prosecute Meat Market Owners BERKELEY, Feb. S. — According to Deputy District Attorney Satterwhite the cases against 10 firms of this city, arrested for violating the stato pure food laws, will be tried Monday morn ing. The cases have been on the books of the local court for several months, being postponed from time to time un til the decision of the appellate- court was'heard in similar cases in Oakland. The butchers against whom the state will now press charges are: Charles Fischel, Agbert^ and George Annand, Joseph and Samuel Whitehouse, M. G. Gist, E. S.'llicks, T.'II. Nevins, Fischel & Bauml, L. L. Stein, W. A.- Cox and TV. A. Pettit. All, with the exception of Gist, who faces two charges, were re leased on the payment of $25 ball. Gisfs bail was $50. NO MORE SALOONS FOR SAN LEANDRO Trustees Refuse to Issue Li censes for New Resorts SAN LEANDRO, Feb. B.— Tlie board of trustees has decided to issue no more licenses for saloons in Sari Leandro, thus keeping the number at 16, instead of 18 as in the past and as provided in the license ordinance.- The' trustees last night denied the petitions of J.. F. Murphy, and Schetter & Chase for saloon, licenses. • In regard to raising the. amount of the saloon license from -S3OO. a year to $500 or $1,000," the trustees decided to takea straw, ballot on the question at the regular municipal election in April. SCHOOL TEACHER SUES BOARD OF EDUCATION OAKLAND, Feb. si— Suit for the. re covery of $900 was brought today by Alice Dougherty against the board of school trustees of Livermore. . The plaintiff , who is \ a^school teacher, al leges that she was engaged by the trustees to teach school -at a;. monthly salary of $90 for 10 months, but that the school -board afterward refused to live up to Its agreement. CONVICTED OF NEGLECTING FAMILY— Santa Brvsa. Feb. S. — Frank Nunies'. was convicted Id this city ; tnniglit -' hy a jury . for \u25a0 having failed t» provitlcfor liis wife and '2. year old child. ThU is. the. first 'conviction: under r tbe now law In tUls county. . : - A LINIMENT FOR EXTERNAL USE. V b^T^m > No woman- who bears children need suffer during (fbzsU ?.* : ¥ the period of waiting, nor at any time of baby's com- ing.'if Mother's Friend is used as a massage for the '^ *^^-'->*; muscles/ tendons and glands of the body Mother's Friend 'is a pene- trating, healthful liniment which strengthens the ligaments, lubricates and renders pliant/ those muscles on which the strain is greatest, ; pre- vents caking of : the breasts by keeping the ducts open/ and relieves nausea, backache, numbness; nervousness^ etc. Its * regular use will -prepare every portion of the system for the safety of both mother and | child and reduce the pain : and (danger .-when the little if one j comes. • Mother's /Friend ; is sold: at drug- stores; .Write i i for^our; free book containing valuable information for^expectant mothers. \u25a0 SPEAKERS SCORE PARENT'S ATTITUDE Educators and Jurist Decry the Training of Pupils to Avoid Manual Labor BERKELEY, Feb. B.— The attitude which the average parent takes toward the education of his child was the sub ject of scathing criticism by various speakers at the "public school evening" of the Welfare Workers in the Town and Gown club building last night. "The average parent." said Superin tendent George W. Fri«:k of the-Ala meda county school department, "send hia children to school with an utterly mistaken object in view, namely, to train the child so that it will not have to work. The schools, also, are not doing what' they should to fit the child for life. HALF WORK AMI HAMS' STUDY "The recent proposal made ., by an educational reformer to have all chil dren quit full day sessions in school at the age of 12 and continue there after with a half a day of pracical work in the or professional world and a half a day of study until they reach their legal majority, is, still worthy of our serious consideration. It would at least afford the necessary connecting link between the school room and the outside world." Judge W. Jl. Wells of the superior court declared that the. whole .trend of the present day public school sys tem was to lit the exceptional child for the university at the expense of the average child, who would never go there. r "Too few of our boys and girJs have any definite idea of what they want to do or to become," said the jurist. "The schools should fit the child to make a living and piny a part in the world." EX'PLAIXS BERKELEY SYSTEM The new system of vocational infor mation now in vogue in the Berkeley schools was explained by Superintend ent Bunkepr .who said that each pupil was, made familiar with all the dif ferent trades open to him and enlight ened as to the characteristics neces sary to success in each of them. By this system it is hoped that the average child's choice of a vocation will be come more intelligent, and less haphaz ard. ' -^/. r " The other speakers were Principal O. E. Keys of the Oakland high school, School Physician Hoag of the Berke ley schools, Dr. Florence Sylvester, as sistant school physician of Oakland. Principals Biedenbach, Imrich and Pres ton of the Berkeley grammar schools. Vice Principal Downing of .' AJameda, Probation Officer Christopher Ruess, Mrs. Frances B. Leinmon and Mis 3 Grace Graham of the Oakland Associat ed Charities and Miss Bertha Fright of the Berkeley charity organization so ciety. . DISCUSS QUESTIONS ON SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK Delegates Conclude Convention in Methodist Church OAKLAND, Febi s! — The delegates from the Methodist Sunday school of the bay counties held the; second and last day's sessions of their convention at the First Methodist Episcopal church in this city- today. ..: \ In the. morning Rev. J. E. "Wright, pastor: of the . Twenty-fourth' avenue Methodist Episcopal church, presided. The devotional exercises were led by Rev. Frank P. Flegal, and a prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. George Smyth. Mrs. M. S. Lamoreaux conducted a round table service and answered vari ous queries about the conduct of Sun day school work. She; suggested that children should be graded according to their ages and that the lessons taught should be made suitable to the pupils. ? In the afternoon Mrs. Lamoreaux lectured on "Youth." Doctor, Downey spoke on "The Teacher's Equipment,' and Rev. Dr. Edward Blake discussed "Sunday School Evangelism."- Rev. W. S. Matthews was chairman of the aft ernoon and the devotions were led by Rev. Alfred J. Case.; The final session' this evening was presided over by Harry Morton, super intendent of the Sunday school of the First Methodist- Episcopal church and California, representative oC the na tional board of Sunday schools. WANT PERMISSION TO RENT BUTTERS HOME Maintenance Too Expensive for Allowance of Heir V OAKLAND. Feb. B.— Petition • was made today by R. A. Bray and David S. Edwards, special administrators of the estate of the late Lucy Beebe But ters, to rent Alta Vista, the Butters home, in Piedmont. Representations were recently made by the administra tors that this home, which was left to her youngest son, Henry Butters Jr., could not be maintained by him with the allowance out, of his mother's es tate that the court gave him. ..The pe tition-filed today sets* forth that the home can be rented at a monthly rental of $100 if $400 is spent in painting it and putting it in repair. JUSTICE WILL SPEAK ON ABRAHAM LINCOLN OAKLAND, Feb. B.— Justice Henry A. Melvin of the supremo court will speak on "Reminiscences* of Abraham ; Tiin coln". at the ; Tri-City rotary : club luncheon at noon next .Thursday at the Hotel Athens. : Places a.t table are being reserved v for the members by the secretary, C. W. Mattcrn. . E., R. Talt. president of the club, will preside at the dinner. TOYE SUCCEEDS WILLIAMS— AUmeda; Feb. 8. A. C.-Toye has been elected to the, vacancy on the board of trustees of tlie Alameda lodge of Klks to succeed J."= S.> Williams,- deceased. ?.f, SALOONMAN DRANK HIS OWN LIQUORS Wife Brings Suit for Divorce on the Ground of Habitual Intemperance ; OAKLAND, Feb. 8. — Not content with selling liquor, Allen L. Zumwaldt in sisted, on consuming it in large.quan tities at-home, according to his wife, Louisiana : Zumwaldt, who brought suit, against him for divorce today on the ground of habitual intemperance. Zumwaldt is -a Los Angeles saloon keeper. \u25a0 , Carrie A. Peterson brought suit for divorce against Leland Peterson on the ground of cruelly. -She accuses him of threatening her life to such an extent that she was; forced to leave home. The following suits, for divorce were begun today: Ignacia J. de Rosa against Jose de .Rosa, desertion; Eva M. Raine against Robert Ralne, failure to provide; Edward F. Giudice against May A. Giudice, desertion. \u25a0 The sum of $3.10, and no; more was received by Mrs. Anna M. Rudolph from her husband, George C. Rudolph, since December 11, according to the wife's affidavit. It was filed in support of her motion* to make Rudolph pay her alimony pending the trial of the divorce suit she brought against him recently. Previous to that time, Mrs. Rudolph alleges, lie gave her $5 a week with which to keep house, al though ;he was well able to afford to support her well. OFFICIAL CLASHES WITH CONSTRUCTION AGENT J. Nealon Accuses Board of Un duly Delaying Payments [Special Dispatch to The Call] REDWOOD CITY, Feb. B.— A clash be tween Supervisor D. E. Blackburn and Secretary J. Nealon of the J. J. O'Brien construction company enlivened the meeting of the board of supervisors this afternoon, when the official of the courthouse contractors accused the su pervisors of holding up the monthly payments due on the new public build ing. Nealon asked the board to pass two claims, December's for $11,550, and Jan uary's for $9,075. Blackburn asked for more time in which to look over the bills, but the secretary of the construc tion firm objected, saying that by the provisions of the contract it was obli gators- i/pon the board to pass the claims if accompanied by the architect's cer tificate. Nealon was upheld in this by District Attorney Bullock. After the two claims of the contrac tors had been reluctantly passed Nea lon said he intended to send in a bill for $136.07 to the board for interest that his company had been compelled to pay for money borrowed. When questioned by the board. Archi tect Glonn Allen asserted that it would require, about $3,000 or $3,500 to finish the new edifice, which has cost the county about $200,000. , X MARIN COUNTY WANTS BIG PANAMA EXPOSITION San Rafael Chamber Holds Im portant Meeting [Special Dispatch to The Call] SAN RAFAEL, Feb. S.— The chamber of commerce held an important meeting here last night, after which officers were elected for the year. Steps were taken toward obtaining a freeholders* charter. E. L. Merwin of Corte Madera addressed the meet ing nnd- proposed that the citizens of Marin county get together and endeavor to have the, Panama exposition located in this county. Merwin argued that property east of the railroad tracts at Larkspur would be an ideal place, asserting that ,1,000 acres of marsh land was obtainable, and that by dredg ing the small salt. water channels it would make easy access for deep water ferry boats from . San Francisco, Oak land and Point Richmond. \u25a0A resolution was passed to have 2,500 buttons made with the words, "Boost Greater San Rafael." The following officers were elected. : E. S. Rake, president; V. J. B. Cheda, vice president; 11. C. Gieske, treasurer; S. H. Olmstead, secretary. EAGLES GIVE BAlX— Oakland. V*»b. S.—Oak land aerie No. .7,. Order of Eagles, gave a .. ladies' nlsht' last evening at Maple hall. Pausing was the program. Announcement of . .the coming vaudeville suovr of the Eagles was received nnd a number of box reserTations •-.were made for tbo evenings of March 2 and 3, \u25a0 when the big entertainment will be siren. • Like getting money from home. Pa tronize . Oakland's furniture dealer, H. Schellhaas. Eleventh st. \u25a0 \u25a0 • Exceptional WALItK d« JVIALIIAY Muslin and Hem- Quality, of Scrim. _______#> f*fi stitched Scrim Cur- Special, 171/ o > -..- & VsU. tains. Spe- 01 qr "*-\u25a0 HI»NmiBF-r»»PFTC-ItIMPf»IK I "*\u25a0 "" "'"" SPECIAL CUR.TAIN SALE This is the second week of this sale in which we are offering Lace Curtains and Por- -tieres at^greatly reduced prices. Special attractions are shown in the inexpensive curtains, v and the offerings in Portieres and^^ finer Curtains should command the attention of every one. The prices below speak ; for themselves. ~ jj \u25a0 ' .-.\u25a0\u25a0.. > '* \u25a0 . . . \u25a0 _ _ . . . . - Irish Point Curtains Ruffled Net Bedroom . Heavy Fringed Portieres : rII^iS S?3 *s^ipecffi R'w Eh- • CuHainS Regular $4.23-SpeciaV ,»« 9alr :t: t Regular $lo..o— Special $8.1- pair Regular S 4.7s— Special fa.l 3 pair Byzantine Curtains Bonne Femme Curtains „ . ResUlar «-00-spe C iai was P ai# J Regular $13.00— Special *, 8.25 pair . Heavy'floiince across bottom. TflneSfrV PorflPWC " "I yV': Regular, sl9.so— SpeclaKsll.oO pair. Values $4.25 to $6.00. now *3.«r» pair iwj/woiijr rviucrw ; ?^:-:;-"'^^^ ; . C - ;^^^ : i- v^v:-:;vU .Values^so;to-sB.oo.no»T_f4^spair- Regular $12.00— Special' *UM> pair Cauterized Curtains Pairs Regular $u.oo— special »7.H3 p«ir : po£!Jw fr>o-£?r- § pec ! a , 1; !U-5!J pa ! r Arabian. Irish Polnt.^ " Novelty R*SUlar 120.0©— Special '*9.50 p«| r f . rKegular $.'2.so— Special «15.40 pair . French - Nets' and- Nottingham. \u0084 - . . _ \u0084 i-.L- rt >_„« w =_ --4- r..-*«:««. Re?. $ 2.00H0 $ 4.25 at »i.cs pair mercerized Portieres Arabian a,nd:Lacet Curtains Reg. $4.50 to $6.50 at $2.45 pair \u25a0\u25a0Wm. v . ' RegularSHOO— Sneclal * so« oair Repr. $8.50 to $12.00 at *4^5 pair . Wlt!j Vandyke ed^e. ? ; Rliula?Jls:7s-i-Special % :£so Salr Reg. $13.50U0 $20.00 at *OAS pair Regular $10.00-Speclal * 3.83 pair - $16.50— Special f 9.75 pair A A •'--'\u25a0 Wl • Regular $12.50 — Special 9 5.13 pair Regular $25.00— Special fill.OO pair £© &ty% i^llXT Re = ular 520.00— Special fU.t3 pnlr ! co^uoia? r !i C no r^^^ Bordered Portieres J, ;>. signs'- on heavy .iFrench* Net/ . - .. ... «^ Regular $ t.so— Special 93.00 nnlr Rgiffi 418-424:14tirSTREET *£*" i«o4^iS:SS 1% 1 \u0084jßegular:;sl2.so— Special *7.sr» pair', AAVfAWri Regular $7.50 — Special f4.-«S pair 2 : Regular Special >ys.Us:palr . ; y AIM- AINU . Regular $o.oo— Special 3?.«3 pair | FANNIE USHER , WHO APPEARS INSKETCH ON ORPHEUM STAGE HUNGARIAN PIANIST IS ORPHEUM'S STAR Julius Steger Is- Engaged to Present His New Musical Playlet Next Week OAKLAND. Feb. 8. — Vilmos Westony, a Hungarian pianist, is the star at the Oakland Orpheum this week. His play ing has a unique originality and a strange foreign air that stamps it as a sort of curiosity, strangely excellent. Westony gives a fine performance. Tlie famous slang classic, "Fagan's Decision," is presented again this week by Claude and Fannie Usher, and the reception which they receive at each performance stamps their act and themselves as popular features of vaudeville. New acrobatic stunts .that are de cidedly sensational are presented by the Four Readings. Th^ir gymnastic and athletic Work is probably superior to anything ever seen -at the Orpheum. Cook and Stevens are two real fun makers: one poses as a Chinese and the other 'impersonates a negro. The eight Geisha girls continue to charm their audiences with an act composed of dainty singing and dan cing, with selections on Japanese musi cal instruments. Jean Clermont's burlesque circus continues to amuse both younj? and old, while Brown, Harris and Brown manage to keep their audiences in an uproar of mirth. • The Doherty sisters, better known as the "ginger girls," contribute 13 minutes of sparkling entertainment. The Oakland .Drpheum announces an important card next' Sunday In the ap pearance of Julius Steger, who }s to present his new musical playlet, "The Way to the Heart." CALL FOR BIDS ON NEW MARIN COUNTY BRIDGE Will Replace Old Belvedere- Tiburon Structure [Special Dispatch to The Call] SAN RAFAEL. Feb. S.— The super visors have decided to advertise for bids for a new bridge to take the place of the present drawbridge connecting Belvedere and Tiburon. The present bridge Is unsafe and Belvedere has con tributed $2,000 toward the new bridge. A bill presented by the Pacific tele phone and telegraph company for tele phone tolls during December and Janu ary, charged to the county was rejected, upon an objection by Supervisor L. C. Plstolesl and G. Pacheco that it was not itemized. SUPPOSED PAUPER WAS WEALTHY MAN Death Reveals Aged Carpenter as Miser With Property and Bank Account OAKLAND, Feb. 8. — Dying as a. pau per in squalid quarters in a tankhouse at the rear of 1650 Fifth street, George A- Young; a Kentuckian 72 years old. was revealed as a man of considerable wealth this morning. He had been sick for a month, and during that tim« , neighbors had attended him, bringing him food and medit-ines. They be lieved tl£ old .man was penniless, and offered, to procure medical advice for him witliout expense, but Young stead fastly refused. At 5:3ft o'clock this morning he was found dying, an<! passed away before aid could be sum moned. The coroner was notified and went for the body. In the room of the tankhouse where Young lay was found a bank book indicating that the old miser had kept a deposit for years an>1 had steadily added to the sura. ThP public administrator took charge , : nf the estate, and is now trying to de termine what the man's possession* amounted to. Young owned the prop erty at 1660 Fifth street. During the last few months the ol.I Kentuckian has kept a. merry go round, in front of his lot, hiving built the clumsy contrivance himself. School children patronized this and his income paid his living expenses until he fell ill. • Young years ago •worked as a car penter. He had no intimates even in his active days, and it is the belief oC his acquaintances that he had no rela tives. CHINESE PREPARE TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR Everything in Readiness foe . Gay Celestial Festival OAKLAND, Feb. ?. — Final prepara tions for the celebration of the Chinese new year season, which begins tomor row, were made in the celestial quarter today and everything is in readiness for a period of gay festivity. Thou sands of dollars worth of firecrackers and other explosives will go up in smoke during the celebration, and there will be a number of elaborate banquets given by the wealthy Chinese mer chants and societies of the city. ENGAGEMENT OF MISS GLADYS LOWE ANNOUNCED Will Marry Edward C. Vierra of San Francisco [Special Dispatch to The Call) REDWOOD CITY, Feb. 8. — The an nouncement was made today of the en gagement of Miss Gladys G. Lowe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lowe and sister of Deputy County Clerk Al bert Lowe, to Edward C. Vierra of San Francisco. The wedding will take place at the home of tne bride's par ents in Wellesley park on the evening of March 5. • REMOVES POLES — Berkeley. Feb. 8. — BaildJnsP Inspector B. P. Bull reported to the city coon- *j cit thi» morning that he bad ha«i r*moT»«l a row of nawlxbtly telephone and telegraph poles which lined Shattnck a»enne between Center street and Planning way. Balmwori in Mixture Recommended For Kidney, Blad- der and Rheumatic Sufferers. New Drug Compound Very Fine. The function of the kidneys is to filter and strain the impurities from the blood. Pains in the urinary re- gion and the small of the back in- dicate that the kidneys are sick and need treatment. Neglecting such symptoms, brings rheumatism, dia- betes, dropsy and heart trouble, while a simple home treatment will restore and keep the kidneys in fine working order. Being a mild, balmy healing tonic, old and young can use with perfect safety. One-half ounce fluid extract Buchu ; compound fluid Balmwort, one ounce: compound syrup Sarsaparilla, two ounces; mix in a bottle. Take a teaspoonful be- fore each meal. At night take an- other dose, drinking plenty of water. A local druggist says he fills it frequently for the best physicians.