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Mrs. Robert Lee Stephenson
Asks Friends to Play Bridge
at Her Home
OAKLAND. Feb. 23. — Mrs. Robert
Lee Stephenson has asked a number of
friends to be her guests next Tuesday
at her home in Perry street for a game
of bridge and to meet Mrs. George
Doubleday, who has come on from her
home in New York to spend the early
spring as the house guest of her
mother, Mrs. James Moffitt.
• • •
Mrs. Bernard Ransome will receive a
large number of guests Friday after
noon at her home on the boulevard.
Mrs. E. L. Ransome will be the com
plime!it?d guest at the elaborate Len
ten affair, which will be enjoyed by the
smart set with whom her hostess is
a • »
Mrs. Coffman. who has come from
*her home in Los Angeles to spend
some weeks with her former friends
in the bay cities, will be entertained
at a series of reunion? of girlhood com
panions that is being planned by a
number of Oakland hostesses. Mrs.
Coffman has not, visited Oakland since
her marriage a half score years ago,
when as Miss Margaret Knight she was
immensely popular. For Wednesday
afternoon of the coming week Mrs.
Wallace Alexander has invited friends
at luncheon at Gray Gables, her Pied
mont residence, to meet Mrs. Coffman
.md enjoy a game of bridge. Miss Mona
Oellin grave a buffet luncheon at the
Creilin residenre in Alice street today,
making Mrs. Coffman her guest of
Mrs. Wallace Alexander was a host
ess of the evening, sharing her hos
pitality with a dozen friends whom
she entertained at dinner at her Pied
mont home. "
• • •
Cards have been issued for the mar
riage of Ralph Cotter and Miss Vir
ginia Allen at a house ceremony
Wednesday evening, March 2, at the
Allen residence in Valdez street. It
will be attended by a group of friends
of the young people.
• • •
Mrs. Irving Ayres will entertain, a
score of matrons tomorrow afternoon
atluncheon and bridge at her home in
the Lakeside district, her guests being
members of one of the card clubs of
• • •
Miss Edith Warner, whose betrothal
to Harold M. Burnside was announced
a fortnight ago, and Miss Harriet
IVhisner, who is visiting in California
from her eastern home, will share in
the compliment which Mrs. Fred Heim
bold is offering Saturday afternoon at
the Heimbold place in the Claremont
hills. This attractive hostess is plan
ning to round out the day with a pret
tily appointed dinner.
• • *
A number of friends went to Vaca
ville today to attend the wedding* of
Joseph Koford, a prominent young at
torney of the bay cities, and Miss Kath
erine Buckingham at the home of the
brides parents. Mr. and Mrs. Koford
will live in Oakland. The bride is a
graduate of the University of Califor
nia and has a wide circle of friends in.
this vicinity.
Mrs. George Hammer was a hostess
Monday afternoon at her Adams point
home to friends who meet fortnightly
for an informal game of bridge and
• • *
A few of the representative club
women from both sides of the bay
have been included in the invitation of
the California development board for
the regular Friday luncheon this week,
which will be held in the clubrooms
of the American biscuit company.
"Home Industries" will be discussed
by Governor Gillett and other promi
nent public men. Among the guests
of honer will be Mrs. James'B. Hume.
Mips Blanche Morse, Mrs. Cora E.
Jones Mrs. Annie Little Barry. Mrs.
L. P. Crane and Mrs. I. N. Chapman.
Auditor M. L. Hanscom Asks
for Closer Accounting System
BERKELEY. Feb. 23. — Auditor M. L.
Hanscom raised the point before the
city council this morning that many of
the city officials were buying supplies
before requisitions had been secured
from the council.
He asked that ways and means be
deviped whereby he could be kjept in
formed of moneys spent that his books
will show the actual indebtedness of
the city.
Under the present ordinance any
commissioner is allowed to spend sums
not exceeding 5100 without the author
ization of the council, and in cases of
emergency he may spend up to $250.
Hanscom believes that some closer ac
count of expenses should be kept, and
at his suggestion an extra memoran
dum of purchases will be, made and
submitted to him. "
. burglar robs cook
employed by jurist
Vaudeville Actress 1 Reports the
Theft of Signet Ring
OAKLAND. Feb. 23. — A burglar who
broke into the home of S. P. Hall, a
judge on the appellate bench, at 1184
Fourteenth street last night, stole $3
and three rings from the room occu
piel by Lam Gin, the jurist's Chinese
rook. Tessie Boswell, a vaudeville per
former appearing at a moving picture
liousp. reported this morning that a
signet ring, set with a diamond, was
stolon yesterday from her dressing
Berkeley High School Organiza
tion Will Hold Meeting
BERKELEY. Feb. 2l — Assistant Su
perintendent of Schools Morris. C.
James, Mrs. Elinor Carlisle, a member
of the board of education, and C. L.
Biedenbach. principal of the McKinley
school, will be the speakers before the
parents' club of the Berkeley high
school In the high school auditorium
tomorrow night. :
BERKELEY, Feb. 23. — Miss Donal
dine Cameron, a noted Chinese mission
ary of San Francisco, whose work In
rescuing slave girls Is well known in
the.b ay cities, will address the con
gregation of St. John's Presbyterian
church of this clty-and the general
public In the church tomorrow after
noon at 2 o'clock. She will discuss
come phase of "missionary work.
18 rooms first class furn.must be sold
at H. Schellhaas sale, 408 11th sL •
People's Water Company Ac
cuses Students of Spoiling
Young Trees in Outings
BERKELEY, Feb. 231 — Grizzly peak,
the highest elevation of the Berkeley
hills, and the objective point of pic
nickers all the year around, will be
closed for the hill wanderers unless
students of the university and others
stop meddling with ' the . new tree
shoots planted by the People's water
company, in 'aa effort to reforest the
hills, and protect their watershed.
During the last two weeks a number
of' the younger trees just removed from
the nursery and placed in the ground
have been uprooted by vandals, and
complaint has been made to the uni
versity authorities by the corporation,
which owns a large part of the land
in the Berkeley hills.
Grizzly peak Is one of the most
famous elevations of the bay region.
Besides the picnic parties of the stu
dents and residents of * Oakland and
Berkeley, the annual pilgrimage of the
Sierra club is held there just prior to
its trip to the mountains.
Berkeley Ministers Will Give
Discourses on Tuberculosis
BERKELEY, Feb. 23.— The Berkeley
ministers will preach on the study and
prevention of the white plague April
24. according to an announcement to- i
day. Every minister fn the city has
signified his Intention of delivering a
sermon on tuberculosis on that day,
which will also.be observed all over
the United States. Berkeley will heart
ily co-operate in the movement of na
tional scope.
An effort is also being made to en
list In the fight on tuberculosis all the
fraternal organizations, labor societies
and other clubs and associations.
The Y. M. C. A- and the Y. W. C. A.
of Berkeley are much interested in
the movement, and will take an active
part in the program for April 24.
First Alameda Society Named
After Susan B. Mills
BERKELEY, Feb. 23. — As a. com
panion organization to Joseph H. Me-.
Court camp of Berkeley of the veterans
of the Spanish-American war. the first
ladies' auxiliary of the order has been
formed in this city.
In honor of Mrs. Susan B. Mills,
founder of Mills dollege, the organiza
tion has been called the Susan Lincoln
Mills auxiliary of the Spanisji-Ameri
can war veterans.
The officers of the auxiliary are:
President, Mrs. J. Martin; vice presi
dent, Mrs. L. A. Hanscom; junior vice
president, Mrs. P. Leadley; treasurer,
Mrs. A- P. Hanscom: conductress, Mrs.
P. Webster; assistant conductress, Mrs.
N. Bush; guard, Mrs. Phillip*; assistant
guard, Mrs. Caherly.
Commissioners Recommend the
Creations of New Positions
OAKLAND, Feb. 23. — The board of
police and fire commissioners adopted
a resolution today asking the city
council to create by ordinance the po
sitions of superintendent of police,
salary at $250 a month, and of inspec
tors of police, at monthly salaries of
$175. Ther« are to be two inspectors.
The intention is to make Chief Wilson
superintendent and promote Captains
Lynch and Bock to the inspectorships.
The salary of the chief is fixed by
charter at $175 a month, while the
captains' pay is limited to $125. By
creating the new jobs the city admin
istration will be able to pay salaries
commensurate with the positions.
Man Struck^by Train in Rich
mond Fails to Revive
RICHMOND. Feb. 23.— John Johnson
of Crockett, who came to this city
yesterday to attend the prize fight and
was struck by a train, died .this morn
ing from his injuries..
One of his legs was' terribly crushed
and death resulted from hemorrhages
and shock. He did not recover con
Johnson was a member of Carquinez
lodge of Redmen at Crockett and the
funeral will be held underj.he auspices
of the order. At a meeting of the lo<Jge
tonight resolutions were adopted to
have the body removed to Crockett.
Assert That Scale Fixed in Octo
ber Will Prevail
OAKLAND. ' Feb. 23. — Denial was
made today by the searchers of records
that formed a combination last October
that. they intended to raise prices. All
prices for pirnishlng certificates of
title and extending them were fixed at
the time the agreement was made last
October, they declared, and they would
not be\changed again for the present.
The companies that took part in the
agreement are the. Alameda county ab
stract company, the Leckie-Abrahan.
title company, the Stocker and Holland
company and the Oakland title abstract
Police Declare Defendant Guilty
- of Several Forgeries
OAKLAND, Feb. 23.— The trial o£
Cora B. Rice on a charge of passing a
fictitious check was b«jun today before
Judge. Murphey,. of ;Mono county, sit
ting in the place 'of Judge Waste. Ac
cording to the police the defendant has
passed a number of worthless checks.
The 'particular charge on which she is
being tried is that she signed the name
of. R. W. Lovelace to a. check for $150. \u25a0
OAKLAND, Feb. 23.— Prof. Earl Gar
field Llnsley, acting head- of ; the^de
partmeht of commerce and, 'geography
In the University of California, will
lecture at California . col Lege.^ Friday
evening on "Here and JTHere* In Cali
fornia," The lecture will beiillus'trated
with stereopticon views. The public is
Invited to' attend.; , No; admission will
be charged. ;VV> .. - • '",'\u25a0'\u25a0
Wife of Emmet Cochrane, Con
victed Counterfeiter, Obtains
Decree of Divorce - /
OAKLAND, Feb.. 23.— Another chapter
in the life of Emmet Cochrane, former
ly of Alameda but now a prisoner In
the Fort Leavenworth federal peniten
tiary, who caused one sensation'by pre
tending that he was drowned at Long
Beach and another by counterfeiting
notes of the Argentine Republic, was
closed today by an interlocutory decree
of divorce granted to his wife, Jessie.
Desertion, failure to provide, cruelty
and conviction of felony were the rea
sons'alleged for divorce- by Mrs. Coch
rane. - ' \u0084
Cochrane left his wife in .'Alameda
September 10, 190S, borrowing $1,000
from Dr. A. A. Stafford and the latter' s
brother when he left.. The next that
his wife .heard of him was a few days
later, when she read in a newspaper
that he had been drowned in the surf
at Long Beach.
His wife set about collecting his life
insurance, but. the insurance companies
were suspicious and at last diecoveTred
that Cochrane was not dead at all. In
stead of that he had been arrested for
counterfeiting and was awaiting trial
in Chicago under an assumed name.
\u25a0Francis Healy was granted an inter
locutory degree against Clara Healy,
who, he testified, was unfaithful.
May ElizabeTh Higuera was granted
an interlocutory decree against Milton
Higuera on the ground of failure to
Suit for divorce on the ground of
cruelty was begun today by Lesa John
son against Sven Johnson.
The following new suits for divorce
were begun: Mary H. against 'Domin
gos Terras, cruelty; Henry. C against
Laurel Suender, desertion; Emma K.
against Warren' Johnson, failure to
Greek Employed by Railroad Is
Killed as He Rejoices
MARTINEZ. Feb. 23.— After years of
toiling, thrift and industry, Peter
Zavas. a Greek section hand on the
Southern Pacific company lines, had
prepared to quit work tonight and to
leave for his native Hellas with his
savings, there to rejoin his family,
from whom he had been separated for
"a long time. i
This morning while digging in bal
last on the tracks near Rodeo, . ZZavas,
one of 50 men in the gang, was struck
and instantly killed by an eastbound
passenger train. Only 'a few minutes
before he met death Zavas had been
rejoicing with some of his countrymen
over his plans and had said that this
was his last day of labor.
The body was taken to Hansen's un
dertaking parlors at Martinez, where
effort was made to get into communi
cation with Zavas' cousin, Louis Cop
sidas. Green Interpreter in .the San
Francisco police courts.
Will Raise Funds for Reception
by Elaborate Entertainment
. OAKLAND, Feb. 23. — For the pur
pose of raising funds to assist in de
fraying expenses of the encampment of
the Grand Army of the Republic,divi
sion of California and Nevada," to be
held in Oakland in April, the local
Grand Army posts and allied organisa
tions will give entertainments in the
Idora . park theater Thursday, Friday
and Saturday nights of nex4, week.
Camp and prison, scenes or tffe civil
war will be depicted and the stirring
songs of the days from '61 to '65 will
be heard again. Views showing mem
orable events "in the great struggle
will be shown through a Stereopticon.
Comrade S. P, Babcock is billed to tell
"How Jeff Davis Brought -These Hard
Times Upon Me." There will be views
from the principal battles of the civil
war exhibited and explained.
The ladies' auxiliaries of the Grand
Army of the Republic have arranged
for headquarters in the "Hotel St.
General Robert Wanwokski At
tends Oakland Feast
OAKLAND, Feb. 23.— Brigadier Gen
eral Robert Wankowski, .head of the
national guard in California, was the
guest of honor at a banquet given In a
local cafe last night by the officers of
the First battalion of the Fifth 'regi
ment. Lieutenant Colonel E. G. Hunt
of the fifth, regiment officiated as
toastmastcr. .
Among the guests were Colonel
D. /A- Smith of the First regi
ment, Major W. W. Simpson of the
First battalion; Sumner Crosby, bat
talion adjutant; Colonel Thomas "Wil
helm'of the United States army, and
Lieutenant Charles .P. Ma^agnos of
Company G of Alameda.. \
The First battalion of the Fifth reg
iment consists of Companies A and F
of this city, C of Berkeley* and G of
Secretary Leaves 'the Oakland
Chamber of Commerce
OAKLAND, Feb. 23. — The resigna
tion of Secretary Homer Boushey was
accepted by the directors" of the cham
ber of commerce this afternoon with
out comment. Boushey ,; announced
that he was resigning no engage in a
private business -venture. .'\u25a0".. ...
Bernard' P. Miller, chairman of the
Alameda 'county exposition,
tee, urged the. chamber of commerce
to use its Influence to secure the
support of the city in bringing,., the
auxiliary state fair, here again ', this
fall. '
As a result of the post card day held
by the chamber of . commerce 10 j days
ago inquiries are beginning to be re
ceived the; east ; concerning op
portunities for.: securing V manufactur
ing and business sites itt ; this f*. city.
About 40 queries have 'been received
from large manufacturing concerns
during the v past two" or three days.
Stutle nts Ask :\u25a0 Pol ice to , In y est i»
/Thefts Clothing J
; OAKLAND/iFeb: 23.—MltchellCTuck
er,; a :student% at- the- Oakland hlgn
school,' reported : to •, the police,'-' on v be
half of j the ) students'.'; association," that
six \u25a0-overcoats - : were £ stolen- •• from" /; the
halls^ today. ; He": himself .was .one', of
the}/ victims.-!; During*; thei.last •/ three
months there :• have; been 7 , nearly., a : score*
of overcoat; thefts/ at the school; j'v .
Makes Audiences Laugh, While
Julius Steger Touches
Heart- Strings
OAKLAND, Feb. 23.— The funniest
monologue which has been heard on
the Orpheum stage in many a moon is
the street faker sketch presented by
Charles Kenna. Armed with a fly brush
which he kept in incessant motion vfqr
the detriment of imaginary insects,
Kenna has succeeded in keeping his
audiences laughing. He is an admir
able mimic, and keeps up a rapid tire
harangue which would do credit to the
dean of the curbstone medicine orators.
There is an undeniable charm in the
song "Castles in the Air," which Julius
Steger uses as the musical. motif 01? his i
playlet, "The Fifth Commandment."
The song caught the town last year
when Steger sang it at the Orpheum,
and its popularity has been renewed
again this season, j Steger sings the
song 'as no one else could, and it is
woven so skillfully into the story of
"The Fifth Commandment" th,at the
blend of music and sentiment ap
proaches perfection. At the conclusion,
of his act last night the audience gave"
Steger an ovation. ,
The collection of models which Paul
Seldoms uses for his living statuary is
said to" be. the "finest which the 'studios
of Paris and Berlin could provide, and
they make a series of pictures which
delights ajl those who love the artistic.
The Kate Watson-Gus Col)en com
pany opens the show with a lively farce
entitled "The Hoosier Girl," in which
singing and dancing are mingled with
snappy -bits of comedy.
Other features of the bill are the
Five Mqwatts.. Gus Edwards' . Kountry
Kids, Prato's Simian Cirque and Arthur
Whitelaw, the Irish-American mono
Bert Leslie is coming to the Oakland
Orpheum next ? Sunday. Among the
other new acts will be Emma Francis
and her Arab boys. \u25a0
Theft of Boat Follows Release
From San^Quentin .
[Special Dispatch to The Call}
SAN RAFAEL, Feb.. 23. — Found guil
ty today of stealing a small skiff, for
which he was indicted last month,
Charles Dußois, alias Charles Cozzens,
faces for the eighth time a sentence to
San Quentin. ."
He had just been released from San
Quentin when, he took a fancy to a
skiff belonging to* Fred Lewis, -a boat
man, and made away with it. He was
caught near California City.'
: Hje has spent the. greater part of his
life in prison and testified that he also
spent a year at the Napa state hospital
in 1879. " His case was tried before
Superior Judge Lennon, James S. Keys
representing -him.
I Marriage Licenses ]
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' OAKLAND,' Feb. 23. — The following marriage
licenses were Issued today: •
Samuel A. Clement, 25. navy department,
Washington, D. 0., and Agnes M. Taliaferro,
24. Rapidan, Va. -
William T.< Long, 2S. Berkeley, and Mary C.
Waddell. 21, East Oakland.
"George Andere on. 23, and Catherine Cain, 23,
both of San Francisco. , ' • : .
Joseph. M. Little. 3S, Oakland, . aud Louise A.
Follett, 34, Newark. \"< ' \u25a0
• Victor Nelson, "><f, and Fannie Richards,' 48,'
both of- San Francisco.
\u25a0 Ernest L. Mailer. 24. and Helen H. C. Pcter-
eon. 18, both of Oakland.
"Harry P. Fish, -21, aud Bonnie Howard,' 18,
both of Oakland. • * ; \u25a0
\u25a0 Edward ('oy. 04. Ran Rafael, and 'Teileaca
Perinonol, GO, .< Santa Rosa.
William Wolf, 21, and Haeel A. Ackerman,
18. both of Oakland. : ;
\u25a0- Ouvld. B. \u25a0 Walton, 2."!. I,lvermore,' and Lilly
M. Farmer, 2.", l'leasauton.
Tony Alberto, .10, ; and : Augusta .Walz, ;,2C,
both of • San Francisco. ' ' '• . /
• Charles . W. Bauer, 25, and Edith Hall, 30,
both uf, Oakland.' -; , s,: ' .;. , .
Don't Persecute
your Bowels v
Cut out cartia rh'cs and gurgatiTe*. ; They are brutal
— hanh— unneceaary.:.- Try-. '^\u25a0I^/' :
UVER PILLS JgßSm \u25a0\u25a0^V
Purely reeetaUe. ' Aa =^f»
gently on the liver, MstSBSSO | ADTFD'^
eliminate bile. ! and V*MK I tCw - -
loothe the delate B | TTLE
membrane of J^SS^S^ HIV V O
ot »he bowel. JKJSaoylfflf. \u25a0 I H» » tl\'' '
Core Cob- .^HBKwV H P| LLS.
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Side Headache and Indigestion, a> millions know.
Small PHI, Small Dose, Small Price
GENUIA'E aiOßt bear signature:
Berkeley Officials to Study the
Status of Public Service
BERKELEY, P'eb., 23.— T0 determine
the rights of the city to regulate the
quality of Electricity and compensa
tion to be charged by* the eletcric light
ing and telephone companies the city
council this morning referred a peti
tion from \u25a0 the Central improvement
club asking about measures to
the city attorney for solution.
Attorney Stringham will examine the
franchises under which the public serv
ice^corporations are operating in this
city and if j any provision has been
made for the regulation of the rates
and the quality of service given he
will advise the council.
• Unless there is such a -'provision' in
the franchises Mayor Hodghead is of
the opinion that nothing can be done
by the city authorities, as the fran
chise is a contract whicl* can not be
altered without' the consent of both
parties making it.
There is a section in the new city
charter regulating and controlling the
compensation of the public service cor
poration for service, but this is held
not to be effective, as the franchises
were granted under the old charter.
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Loveland Says That Charges Are
\u25a0 Due to Spite\^ork
[Special Dispatch to The Call}
X REDWOOD CITY, Feb. 23. — Justice
of the Peace Walter G. Loveland of
San Mateo will appear before Su
perior Judge George H. Buck in Red
wood City tomorrow to answer the
accusation of malfeasance in office fljed
against him by the- San Mateo county
[grand jury. Loveland has employed
Ross & Ross as his attorneys.
The chargesagainst Loveland are:
That he prepared and filed a crimi
nal complaint of Calogera Siracusa
against W. D. Lindsay, and caused
the constable to arrest Lindsay, al
though Siracusa never made the com
That he gave judgment to W. L.
Chesbrb in suits against C. L. Wet
more and other persons for' amounts
due the Early-Eckley grocery firm, in
order to carry out a compact for- the
Julge to give judgment and Chesbro
receive the proceeds.
Loveland denies all the accusations
and declares they are the result of
spite, work upon the part of W. D.
Lindsay, who was a witness before
I the grand jury.
May field Trustees Favor Local
War Over Lower Bidders
[Special Dispatch to The Call}.
MAYFIELD, Feb. 23.— Trouble is
brewing in Mayfleld over the action
of the town trustees in voting to
award a contract _for the construction
of a municipal, sewer system to Son
nicksen & Birkett for $1,573 higher
than the lowest bid received. Threats
of injunction have been made by the
three contractors, whose' bids were
lower than that of the successful' firm.
Fifteen bids were received, the four
lowest being us follows: William
Heafy, Oakland, $22,890; Dubrow &
White, San Francisco, $23,002; C. D.
Vincent, Oakland, $24,3334; Sonnicksen
& Birkett, Palo Alto and - Mayfield,
$24,463. \u25a0 <... -
The members of the board who .voted
to let the contract- to Sonnicksen &
Birkett declare that It was^ their de
sire to give Uie work to a local con
Thirty «twd_: Charter Members-
Receive Their Degrees
'[Special Ditpatch to The Call}
SAN RAFAEL, Feb. 23.— A lodge of
the oijder of Druids has been organized
here, to be known as San Rafael grove
No. 208. The lodge will work in the
Italian, language. Thirty-two young
Italians have been initiated as charter
members. The leaders . are Michael
Zamechi of Point Arena grove No. 200
and Peter Canchini of El Dorado grove
No. 35. Noble Grand Arch Dan Gio
vanini and Grand Secretary C. A. Gus
heilmoni of bin Francisco conferred
the degrees. ' n
OAKLAND j. D A .'r
Our Annual $pring Sale of
Guaranteed "S. H. & M."
Silk Petticoats
On Friday and Siaturday
This season's styles^ I QPFPIAi
A Great range of colors. /
Extra sizes in black only. - tfW 1 AP°
Each petticoat guaranteed. %L > #1 ©a-
Regular $7.50 values. U^a ill
This is the annual event in Bj3 =
yvhich ;the v rnanufactiirers join " Q ™ F^«
vvvith us in sacrificin g al 1 profit \ for !•\u25a0 "' :: ' ' \u25a0
I the purpose of giving - a more iprceful introduction* to
the new »seasqn ? s 'styles./ , - ?£:^
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J^U^P^ailsi in Tpmorravv's Paper
Mayor Explains Plan for Elec
tion in Ajiswer to Petition
From Elrahurst
OAKLAND, Feb. 23.— Mayor Mott an
nounced at the board of public works
meeting this morning that the admin
istration contemplates a bond election
soon for the erection of fifehouses In
the annexed district. This statement
was brought forth by the petition of a
committee from the Elmhurst board
of trade for the establishing of a fire
company in their section, with the
proffer of a $1)000 lot to be deeded to
the city as a site.
The request was made by a commit
tee composed of J. C. Hood, secretary
of the Elmhurst board of trade, and
J. O. Clark and Philip Reilly. They
explained that the Elmhurst citizen's
have pledged the money required to
buy the lot and asked for a definite
promise that the city would form the
company to, build -the firehouse.
The cost of^the project was explained
by City Engineer Turner, who remind
ed'the delegation that the city has
no money available f on the work and
that the board of public works could
only recommend that an item be in
cluded in the budget of next year for
the purpose.
"We will do all that is possible in
this matter," said the mayor. "We
intend to bond the. city shortly for the
erection of fire houses in that section,
but this is a matter of Immediate neces
sity and we will confer with the chief
of the fire department regarding what
can be done. We will not neglect the
protection of the people of the sec
1 The matter was continued for a week
for consideration. The Elmhurst board
of trade is planning to make a public
celebration of the deeding of the lot to
the city. Mayor Mott is to be invited
to a banquet, at which the presentation
will be made. • ' • " * • \u25a0\u25a0•
The board of public works wa&, in
formed that petitions are being circu
lated in the annexed district to 'bring
about the dissolution of the Melrose
and Fruitvale tire district, so that the
money credited to the district in the
county treasury can be turned over to
the city. In the Melrose district the
fund is $2,000 and in the Fruitvale
district $17,000.
The board ordered the installation of
five arc lamps in the Yoakum tract.
Melrose, by the Suburban light and
power company.
A protest was received against the
erection of a fence by private persons
in Twenty-fifth avenue near East
Twentieth street. The communication
did not nam« the offenders and the
matter was referred to the city at
. A resolution was adopted requesting
the city council te direct the Oakland
traction company to use vitrified brick
in all Its pavements adjoining car
Rev. Homer. J. Vosburgh Will
Address Tri-City Rotary Club
OAKLAND, Feb. 23.— The weekly
luncheon of the Tri City rotaryV club
will be held at the Key Route inn to
morrow at 12:30 o'clock. Rev. Homer
J. Vosburgh will address the club, hi 3
subject being "Washington."
Charles E. Keyes, principal of the
Oakland high school, will also speak.
There will be an election of new
members, as well as three delegates to
the preliminary charter convention and
five to the charter convention.
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Lads Cling to Small Craft After
It Overturned
ALAMEDA. Feb. 23.— Four youths—
Stephen Lewis, Ignatius Imbruglia,
Johnson Mitchell and"L. J- Swarts —
while giving a new sailboat a trial
trip yesterday in San Leandro bay,
were capsized near the Bay Farm island
drawbridge and narrowly escaped
drowning. The boys managed to cling
to the overturned craft until their
cries attracted attention and they were
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OAKLAND. Feb. 23. — Dr. O. L. Jones
and his student, Rodney McCliye. who
are charged with battery by Miss, Ruth
Chamberlain of 580 Thirteenth street,
appeared before Police Judge Samuels
th*s morning and demanded jury trials,
which were set for March 29, The ac
cused men are. at liberty on bail of
$100 each. ' .>ty~w
Mayor Otters to Defray Hospital
Bill-for Prisoner If It Is
OAKLAND. Feb. 23.— ~1f the city
does not pay for the support of this
woman, I will," declared Mayor Jlott
at a meeting of the board of police and
fire commissioners this morning; when
Probation Officer Ruess* had explained
the plight of Mary Estudillo, a city
prisoner who can not be confined in the
city jail.
The woman was arrested several
months ago and sentenced for vagrancy.
Later It was necessary to send her to
a hospital, and she was transferred to
the county infirmary. She escaped, but
was recaptured, and ia now in the cus
tody of the probation court.
Ruess wanted her sent to St. Cath
erine's homein San Francisco, and was
ashing the board of police and firn
commissioners this morning to pay the
It was suggested that the probation
officer contract the expenses at -the
home, and submit a bill to the city.
When the question of payment of the
claim was raised, the mayor, touched by
the woman's case, stated his position.
"How Alark Won Paul" Will Be
William Ingram's Subject
OAKLAND. Feb. 23.— William In
gram, president of the Ingram hard
ware company of this city, will address
the Men's league at the Pilgrim Con
gregational church Sunday evening.
His subject will jbe "How Mark Won
Paul." This address will be the tiftli
of the series of services held under the
auspices of the lien's league of the
church under the general subjet, "The
King's Service Needs Men."
Boy Fatally Shot While Teasing
TV a Dog
OAKLAND, Feb. 23. — The preliminary
examination of Charles Barromeo. a
wine store clerk charged with the
murder of Egldlo Fornichi, 6 years
old. was set this morning by Police
Judge Samuels for tomorrow. Bar
romeo shot the boy last week with a
revolver while in anger, it is" said, at
Esridio for teasing hfs dog.
ALAMEDA. Feb. 23. — The prelimi
nary hearing of A. J. Madalena, who
held up four persons in the office of th~
Alameda steam laundry, was conducted
today before Justice of the Peace Elmer
E. Johnson.
When all of the evidence had been
taken. Attorney Reuben G. Hunt for
the defendant asked that he be. given
an opportunity to make an argument
for the reduction of the charge of rob
bery to one of grand larceny.
Hunt's request was granted and next
Saturday morning was set for hearing
the argument. v- : -
Oak Panels
Do you realize that for the
trifling: sum of 520 we can provide
you with handsome hardwood
panels for your dining room? Do
you know that the beau^ful hard
woods, such aa maple, mahogany,
ash. walnut or birch, once costing *'
hundreds of dollars, are made pos-
sible now at a trifling cost by oar
new process of built up unit-panels?
Do you "know that we Issue and
send to all who are building or who
contemplate building or remodeling *
A Free Booklet, Saving
Hundreds of Dollars in
the interior Decoration
df Your Home?
. ' ASK FOR. IT ]
Pumps «nd .Motors. Splral-rlTete«t Plp» amf Ftt-
ttusrs. Foot Vslvea. Dmlcliig Slm>yp», l*n«h Tar*.
ReVolving Svreen Serttmis fr>r Root: Cni«!n»r,
Steel. Iron Swlti-he*. Tmofc Kros*. Tie Plate*.
Angle Burs. Track Bolt* ami Spikes. VTnnden Tie
PJiik*. Pile*, ttr. Sesk>.l pri»posaN will he rp-
celveil at the of tW of tbe General Purehasin;
Of fleer. I-thniian Canal Commission. Washing-
ton. I>. C. until 10:.">o a. m.. March 21. 19Iw, at
which time they will be opened In public-. f ( >r
furnishlnjt the aboTe mention*! article*. Blank*
and general Information relating to t!»la Clrrular
(No. -."•**> may ne obtalced fr««u this ofttr* or
the offices of the Assistant Purvhaslns Asrent*.
I' 4 State \u25a0 fltreet. New Y«rk City: Zi National
Realty BulMinz. New Orleans. 1.a.. -and lC^rt
North.' Point street. San Fram-lsco. Cal.: ah*n
from the L\ !». Engineer Offl^s In tlic folJo\»-
inp eltlen: Seattle. Wash.: Los Anje»»»» Cal.-
Baltimore. ,Md.: Philadelphia. F*.; Ptttsnurv.
Pa.: Boston. Maw.; BuS.iti\ N. Y.i Cl«r»lamt
Ohio; Cincinnati. Ohio; Chlraatv UU: s«t» Lout*.
Mo.; Detroit. Mich.: Mttwunlte?, Wt*,: St.-
Paul. \M tan.: Chattanooga. Tena.; l.*uu»m<\
Ky.: Mobile. Ala., and T»vt Com-
mercial Club. Kansas City. M»\; Clta&tot of
Commerce. Qulney. 111.. *a<l Cbumtot «tf C»ro
nierce and Board of. Trade. Tnv*m** v w*»tk— JV
C. Bogss. Captain. Corp* <\( Kwsl !'.#•><•, i; % & A.,
General Ptirchaslnsr Offletc.
OFFICE Contracting Quarterm**^ Ffett Ma-
»on. ' San Francisco. Cal., Jtmmr $\ i:>tiv—
Sealed proposals. In trli'lt.-ite, fc<* .M\««<ruotln/ M
reinforced concrete rr t»inina *«» ** *V*t Ma- —
»on.' C*!.. will b« reeelTwl U««-o «»u| It •. m..
febrnary 25.. 1910. and tben »<t<o<v.i. PUna and
«pevi&cations. , blank (.wit of prepo**!* and
necessary Information can t><> oMatned bar*. - A
deposit of $10. will be % r*«tttlr«d to laauro r*tura
)f plans, etc.' Envelop** e«>nt*tntaff pp>p»**la to
t>e marked ."Proposals for ' Ketalnlns Wall. Fort »
Mason.** and addressed to XUIor tin*, ilc*. W*
liamson. Qr. Mr.. U. 3. A. :

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