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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO
WEDDING IN THE
EARLY EASIER TIDE
Hiss Genevieve Chambers Sets
Date for Her Marriage to
F. E. Case
OAKLAND. March Z.— Miss Gcneyieve
«'hambers, -whose marriage with Frank
Klwcll Case of Sea tile will be solem
nized at a beautifully appointed house
wedding immediately following the
Eastertide, has chosen a trio of the
g-irl* of ih<? smart set to attend her in
her bridal party. Miss May Coogan
and Miss lima Chase will serve as
bridesmaids. Miss Madeline Chambers, a
young niece of the bride elect, taking
the place of maid of honor. Robert
Watson Boyce of Seattle will assist the
bridegroom 'as best -man. his groonis
inen being .lobn A. Brewer and Thomas
Karl Palmer of San Francisco.
The wedding is announced for the
Evening or Tuesday, April 5. the Cham
hrv= resMerice in Wajstrorth avenue
lendine t!«<" sAiting for the interesting
f.f-m. Alter their honeymoon Case
will take hi* bride to the northern
<-it\ wh*»re lli€ new home is to be pcr
mancnlly esUblished.
• * •
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Braden, who
toured this southern part of the state,
enjoying- a sojourn in Santa Barbara
last month, returned -to town, joining
iheir young daughters. Miss Winifred
*nd Louis*- Braden. at the Key Route
hotel, where they have lived for the
Mrs. Annie Ilpstetter will leave for
Lof Banos next week, where she will
sjiend the early summer as the house
guest of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Jay
Weicn. at Copa. de Ora. the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Welch in the Ban Joaciuin
vajtey. Before her marriage la?t suni
nfr Mrs. Welch wa^ Miss Blanch Ifos
letter, a gil'tod pianist of the bay cities.
• * *
MofsK'ood. the handsome old estate
Jn Broadway. where Mrs. George I*'.
< 'Mlds is making her home, will be the
<=f'ne of «n Interesting berembny this
month, \u25a0when Alvin Rue of Alameda
claims Miss Helen Godfrey as his bride.
The »-ercmony will be read by Rev.
Howard L. Parsons in die presence of a
few of the closest friends. Miss fcll
eanor Godfrey will be her sister's only
attendant. Arthur Rice of Santa "Rosa
assisting the bridegroom. The mar
riage will unite two old and well
known families. The bride elect is a
Sttri of unusual charm and gifts and
claims a wide circle of friends about
the bay. who are interested in her liap
plncsE. Rue is the son ot Mr. and Mrs.
1". T». Rue. a. prominent family in Ala
meds. Mrs. Rue is especially known
in club circles, where she has been
active for many years.
Thursday afternoon Mrs. Thomas Ol
n*\ will give one "f the larger bridge
parti** Of the •nveU. making Mrs. Nel
son Cnffman her complimented guest.
During this first visit to the bay cities
in a half score years. Mrs. Coffman,
who wns formerly Miss Margaret
Knight, liasbecn feted by her former
The score of girls who make tip the
personnel of the Linda Vista club, trill
go out to the country club Monday for
mi hour about the bridge tables, fol
lowed by « buffet supper. Mrs. Irving
I.unrtborg und Miss Bessie PaJmcr will
Bliare in entertaining.
• # •
L». C Allen has formally anounced
lb»> marriage of his daughter. Miss Vir
cinia Allen, and Ralph Cotter, wiiich
took plH<'e Wednesday evening at the
family home in Valdez street. Only
\u25a0^!ati\'e. <i witnessed the ceremony, which
was rc*d by Rev. W. E. Vaughan of
Alameda, a cousin of the bride.
.- ,•;•-;•;/: •.•;\u25a0'-:
The matrons of the Monday club will
meet with Mrs. Charles Minor Goodall
next week for an informal game of
auction bridge. Mr?. Go'odall and her
husband, C^>tain Goodall, will leave
«oon *for an extended Kuropean tour.
EURYDICE CLUB TO
GIVE SECOxND CONCERT
Program Arranged by Mrs.
Grace Davis Northrup
OAKLAND. March 5. — The Eurydice
:lub trillTiflve its second concert, sev
enth season. Tuesday evening, March S.
it S:ir. o'clock at Maple hall. The
concert will be under the direction of
Hrp. Grace Davis Northrup. The pro
tram follows:
•lrM:»n r>nim"\. Sir Henry R. Bishop
•The Dart" I»arirl Stanley Smith
"King i'h»rle«" Mend Valeric W'Uite
li«th«»r >farx'h)tni.
"I»anf«> nf ihp Kay!<"' I"r* > <j' > riotr Sterenson
"S-jmmer WinW Fdtranl McDowell
\u25a0\ieune»p S»i»r»d' 1 " Frederick Sterensi-nj
'Dunk Witrh" T'aul Ambrose
\u25a0 i \u25a0•Iyarjrb« > rto" Pi«»»r»> Nardini
hi •"!>> Rarojet Flnuam Francis" C^uperin
r- •\u25a0MeuDett""' a. It. (irazioli
Martou* IyTtjrn.
'firrroan r»nid»>" Keiniiold I>. Hermnn
r» "I Will Sins NVw Snnps of Gladness". Dt-orak
I•\u25a0 Cradle Sonp Wallace Sabin
Mrs. Joseph }*. Mills.
Jeijo oblisato Malm Lanpftroth
•Waken. Lord* and LadiM Gay" x
Harry Alex Matthews.
INTERMEDIATE HIGH
SCHOOLS CONSIDERED
Directors May Make Changes
After Bond Election
OAKLAND. March s.— The question of
fstablißliin;? intermediate high schools
& to be considered by the board of edu
ration in connection with the proposed
»ond issue for new school buildings.
The idea has just been taken- up, and
»o plans, have y»>t been made.
A policy for such innovations may be
!ormed after a tour of the city is made
»y the directors and Superintendent of
Schools McClymonds. The purpose of
;he tour will be to select sites for such
lew schools as may bo established.
COUNCIL INSPECTS OIL
PLANT IN OAKLAND
Sains Knowledge of the Tanks
Which Company Plans"
BERKELEY. March 5. — The city
•ouncil of this city made a trip to Oak
and this morning to inspect the Stand
ird oil plant at Ninth and Cedar streets,
vhich is modeled after the one which
:he big corporation contemplates erect
ing: here. On account of some opposi
:Jon to the plant the council will thor
• ughly consider it from all points of
••lew-; ''-.-VV--'. ' - "
WIFE SAYS HUSBAND
CURSED AND BEAT HER
OAKLAND, Marcir 5. — Suit for dl
•orce i was beprun today, by Mrs. Albina
tlarcon aprainst John Maroon, on the
;roun'J of cruelty. Mrs. Marco n dc
\u25a0lares that her husband struck. her and
mrsed her.
The pair were married in= Austria in
'PO2 and have one, child. r \u0084
Tillie Ahlin was granted a final de
ireeof divorce against Nils. E.-Ahlih
ta the- ground of cruelty. 4
Fair Hands Will Spread
Dainty Repast lor Quests'
! Miss Pearl Kcnyon, a member of the sophomore class at ' the state.
| university. '
« ». ! _ _ ''..'.'..' '. '...'' " TTT. — *'\u25a0+\u25a0
WOMEN ARRANGE
FOR CHARTER DAY
Sophomores Will Prepare Feast
for Men After Ceremonies
Concerned With Big "C"
BERKELEY, March .".—The sopho
more women have decider) to hold a
luncheon on the basket ball court of
Hearst hall charter day, March 23, and
arrangements for th<" celebration of the
class of 19 12; that day are being made
under the direction of Miss Ethel IjOck
hart, vice president of the class. Fol
lowing the luncheon, which will be
served in "the afternoon, an informal
dance will be held in I-irarst hall.
The arrangements of the women, de
pend on the program of the men of the
class when they take over tho big "C"
on charter hill. ' This event has been
planned by a committee,; which J. A.
Stroud heads, to take place late in the
afternoon of charter day. although it
has generally been held in the morn
ing. . - :fi-
When the big letter is officially given
over to the freshmen the sophomores
will return to Hearst hall for the
banquet which the women will prepare.
On the committees of arrangements
for the. feast are:
TINANCK
Jranie Brork, rhairmaiilMa.v Chas«-
May Van Marrn i<;«ildio Hnilvrt
Gr»c«» Hamilton Mildred Porter
Helen Uwkwilli
. ' ARnANGKMEXTS
Charlotte Kett, cliair rhriKtino Malk>ch
man Kmilif llsrrold
MlldrH \u25a0 JoMau Uli-o Enrl?
Pf.irl Kenynr. ICOitb Ponce
Dorvtby Fiah 1
REFRESHMENTS
Anna Kirtdor. Plmirniati|Dnlnrpj< Bradley
Mar>- Kairrbild - (Holpii I'hplan
Fl»rp'n<-*( 1)o.t!<» 3 jMab<»l Wliite
I^orrainc Amircws lAllcc Morse
HoJlace Sliaw |;
P«ulir.« Ruth, chairuianiMabfl Ix<ckhart
Alice M'toro Alien WVlvr.
Mildred Norcross •- Annie Ostrandor' \u25a0\u25a0' .*
Alice Hiestand [Ora Mnir
UKCORATIOX
Laura Jlobson, chair-] Katlierinc Walkor/^'
man . ' (Fern Andnisn
Ellen Orri I - jlto-sie Millor
CLUB RAISES BONUS
TO SECURE CARLINE
Euclid Avenue Extension to
Reservoir Assured
BERKELEY, March s.— The $2,500
cash bonus asked by the Oakland trac
tion company from the hillside resi
dents before.the Euclid avenue line was
extended, to the North Berkeley reser
voir has been raised, according; to the
report' of the ways and means com->
mitten of' La Loma improvement club.
President Heron of th* .-'traction com
pany promised George H. Richardson
of the club that surveyors would bo im
mediately put to work and the line
completed within the next month.
CLUB INDORSES BONDS
FOR NEW HIGH SCHOOL
Asks City -. Council/, for More
Street Lights'
OAKLAND, March a."— The Broadway
to, Market improvement club voted', 'last
night to support bonds for a-'new poly
technic high school;. A resolution- was
adopted asking the city council' to place
electroliers, around the; high \u25a0 school
grounds -at 'Eleventh and Jefferson
streets," and also to permit
to be placed in Eighth-, and; Sixteenth
streets. ..' - .-. •' >
I Marriage Licenses |
, ' OAKLAND.: March rJ.—Th^ following marriage
llren** 1 * wcr<> IssiimJ- rodaj :4: 4 ...--. v. .-..-\u25a0_\u25a0
-Joseph' rmueis./Jl^and Adelines X; Cabral, iO,
both of. Oakland. . '...-'..•.-.. , : ,:
(.corse ' lt.' Kirk. ?'•>«,' and Vir.iot A. Norwood,
33. both nf Oakland. . .^ --
-. Gcorce IT.' Allen.. .ll: Mountain View.* and Opal
L. Blodpctt, 9, f- Walla /Walla. MYaMi. .
. .Furniture:, sale coiner, Eleventh;
Franklin" "sts. .«H.«Schellhaas"-; corner,
store, i Oakland. : S^&3gI&g2BBBBUM£M
THE; SAN FRANCISCO : GALL; SUNDAY. MARCH \u25a0; "\u25a0 6, 1010.
BURGLAR TRICKS
HIS VICTIM AGAIN
Thief Gets $75 on Promise to
Restore Stolen Goods and
. Disappears:
OAKLAND, March '5. — yjdltional Hght
upon the clever trickery- of ;H.J.
I^ewis, a burglar whols now serving
a 12 year-sentence in Folfoiti. was shed
today by the discovery, by Assistant
District Attorney Hynes, of a trick that
Lewis. worked on Dr. .Tames Fer Don,
his victim. 'Lewis was bold enough to
get 575 out of P>r Don after robbing
him of valuable jewelry,, furs and.lin
gerie. ...'. -.;' '.--, .,. -.-,.. 1.\...\:\--
The Fer ; Don home- was robbed one
night in December, 1908. A few days
later For Don received a telephone
message to be in a drug store the next
day and answer- to the name of "Mr.
Loser" when that name was called 'on
the telephone.. He did so and was tolJ
over the telephone that if he met the
next day a; man at Clay and Twelfth
street who - ; would accost him he could
have. his property back for $75.
Fer Don took" the money -with him
to the trysting place, paid: it; over, and
never saw the man again. He did not
recover his property until' the police
found it: for him.
MONEY DISAPPEARS : •;;•'
FROM PARLOR TABLE
Women Report Thefts From
Homes to the Police
OAKLAND,*; March \u25a0S.^Mrs. A. now,
living .at 112J; Brush >treet;, haY re
port <?d to t h e pol ice tha t ' ?'» 2\u25a02 \u25a0 was'' stolen
from the parlor-" : tablo some -time yes
terday. 'She left- : the - money on 7 the
table in a purse and went, into Uhe
back yard to talk to lier husband.
When, she re-entered .the .house -the
purse wasfgone.
Mr.«. . Milton Clunp of 554 Jefferson
street, reported^ that tli^e .suits of
clothes were-stolen from her basement.
X.: E. ! Rodriguez, of 'street
reported ~tiiat ". he ilost;atrurik. contain
ing ?1 00 worth or clothing- because of a
dishonost expressman, fie said he-met
the driver .in) the [street, gave him the
baggage^ »:hock.and ;told . hinii whei-c to
haul the' trunk. . : \u25a0 ' ~
That ', was "."rfdne several. days ago, but
neither, the : expressman nor, the apparel
and trunk lias 'appeared.' -.^
WOMAN DEFRAUDED
/Q ON A FAKE DRAFT
Asks Police to Find Young Con
fidence-Man \u25a0
OAKLAND, - March s.— Mrs. A. Ander
son, keeper; of 'a notion- shop; at'll7s
Twenty-third . avenue, reported .to the
police this- morningv that; she ;was i de
frauded by : means:- of a^ fictitious 'draft
out! of 5 525. She^said a* youngmanlwho
represented ;f; f himself J as •* JohnJ H.^ Peck
presented the .draft, {which was; drawn
on' Charles i E.';Peck r of- Milwaukee. ; The
woman -accepted ; the : paper," but '\u25a0 it ;has
been repudiated^ by,; the, banks. /
SENIOR CiiASS^PLANS"
PURCHASE OF PIANO
Need Funds for Continuation: of
i / : : : V Noon : '\u25a0:' 'i
t BERKELEY,: March ;s:^To: • buy -a
•piano;, needed \u25a0> to /continue - the -." noon
concerts .which y are •a \ feature *a t '< the
Jiigrh-.school.sthn members of; the i senior
class • plan to ; stapre a • play .; in ? the'" near
future. . : .V- .: :^. -'^- ' '. .";.-: •'."; '"-'";\u25a0\u25a0:'-\u25a0''. \u25a0'\u25a0;:;
\u25a0 . Pfesiden t ' Pohlni'a n o f he ; seniors has
made tho : following: r ; appointments:;. &,%<
/•\u25a0.\u25a0'Amusenieut».*«r6mniittcc~Royi''J i H.un'ti*
chai rmH.n ::•-'; Florence v-.Uatrs,i:: ; Be yard
Si ncla i r,' Rose ißar ker.*Ray | Math ey/- Roy
Gurr.-. and i Cynthia vMcCarth y : s- musical
director.- Ernest f,; La ssell;^ advertising:
ms*naser,"{~Neil & Cornwall : ;-l'sta ge % man -
afiers: \u25a0;< Esmond ; .Wiley,? and
Wood ; r s .••' program :h 7 mana ger.j yy G eorge
DENTAL SOCIETY
TO OPEN CLINICS
Alameda County Organization
Will Provide Free Treat
>, meni and Lectures
OAKLAND,- March -5. — For the bene
fit of the poor of > the city the Alameda
County dental society \u25a0\u25a0 will open ; free
clinics in : Oakland and Berkeley about
theniiddle of the coming month/./
'For the present the Oakland insti
tution will be \u25a0 established in - rooms
offered by the Oakland College of Medi
cine in their building at. Thirty-flrst
and Grove streets. The details of the
Berkeley institution are not arinountcd,
but both will be equippedjby the society
and each member of. the I organization
has agreed to devote half ,a day every,
month, to attendance upon the work. ;
The society has SS members'' at the
present time. .. It was organized in IS9I
and/now embraces practically all : the
reputable dentists of the county. Its
ofneers are: -Dr. C. O. presi
dent; Dr. K. K. Evans, vice president;
Dr. ; Paul :T. Ca rrington, secretary; Dr.
,E. E. r Vicary. treasurer. "
A committee Avas appointed to carry
out the" various suggestions and the
members are_ working enthusiastically
to that end. .They are Drs. Paul T.
Carrington, chairman; K.E. Evans. J.
U Pease, C. F. Jarvis. M. T. Rhodes,
Walter . R..' Hjugh.es and E. P. Carlton.
The Berkeley, clinic will be conducted
by the dentists of that city, but under
the direction of a subcommittee of the
dental society.
The movement is purely, a charitable
one and will be maintained by the so
ciety itself. An effort was recently
made to secure an appropriation from
the : board of supervisors to carry on
the' work, -but it -was unauthorized by
the society.V
Furthering' the work of education
the- society will delegate its members
to tUe lecture field In addressing the
classes' of the' schools of the county and
to the mothers' clubs which have been
formed in connection with the schools.
MORE CANDIDATES SEEK
TO SECURE COUNTY JOB
Present Themselves as- Willing
to Succeed Auditor
OAKLAND, March s.— Candidates to
succeed County Auditor George S.
Pierce; whose resignation will go to
the board of supervisors Monday,; con
tinue to. crop up. Besides the several
Berkelcyans and Oakland citizens al
ready mentioned there have appeared
J. C. I ledemark, a property expert in
County Assessor Dalton's; office, a
Berkeley resident,' and Julius C. Lut
gen, (in accountant, livfng at 2320 Web
ster street, -Berkeley. ' '!'
Walter Gompertz assured some of his
friends today that he felt confident
that the- plum would fall to him. The
supervisors have been noncommittal
thus far, and they assert that no de
cision has been, reached. Pressure is
being exerted on behalf of the men now
in the fight, including Walter Woolsey.
As a" possibility Jesse' V. Mendenhairs
name is being presented.
All. of. the foregoing are Berkeley
patriots. .In Oakland E. F. Garrison of
the city assessor's office, now campaign
ing for, the republican nomination for
county auditor at the August primaries,
hopes to land, in event of a plethora
of college city candidates leading to a.
deadlock. City Councilman Harold
Kverhart is likewise not hiding him
self in event of such a contingency.
- Berkeley on the face of it appears to
have .the better of the situation, ac
cording to the politicians.
CIVIC LEAGUE URGES
STREET IMPROVEMENT
Meeting Called to Discuss Main
Highway's Pavement
OAKLAND, March 5. — The Civic
league, an organization of property
owners and residents of the annexed
district, has invited' Councilman R. C.
Vose, other city officials, contractors
and property owners to 'attend a meet
ing- Friday evening, March 'IS, for dis
cussioa of the proposed asphalt paving
of East Fourteenth street from Twen
ty-fourth avenue to the eastern bound
ary of the city. /
"The. committee on playgrounds has
been 'instructed to urge the municipal
playground commission to recommend
•?10,000 in the proposed bond issue for, a
pla yprround In the annexed territory. .
The improvement. of gas supply: near
Redwood road will be taken up with
the.gas company by the Water and gas
committee.-
The league^ -will discuss with the city
authorities the advisability of munici
pal supci'Vision of weights and meas
uros. A resolution was.adoptedasking
the city : council, to .revoke a .license
granted' to the Theodore Gier wine
company.
SIT SERENELY KNITTING
WHILE WORDY WAR RAGED
Women Keep on Stitching Dur
ing Formation of Congress
BERKELEY, March ?.— \u25a0 In the midst
of the wordy war. which ensued at the
meeting of the; mothers of the: bay
cities in -the effort, to effect the,forma
tion of the bay cities;: federation yes
terday were two elderly looking women
who sat quietly knitting.
The storm of \! oratory V grew * i n
'strength and violence; there -seemed
imminent a clash /almost of personal
force, yet the women, who refused , to
give their hamcs;never missed a stitch,
but."s miled on; as the war :of .words
subsided. .' < *
.. This was. but one of the. incidents
of the battle, in which the Berkeley
delegations scored - yesterday infgtlijt
formation of the congress with;Mra.
Elinor Carlisle: as. president.: , . \ \u25a0
- The' withdrawal of ; all but two _ of
the San PVancisco delegations,! will
probably mean . the organization; of ; an
other congress t: in < Sari Francisco.tbut
the Berkeley rvwomen i think -1 that 'tithe
,war, as far as they are "concerned, is
over.- :; i".-{-;,'^*^W- ; :----, -..:-\u25a0\u25a0 "• \u0084'• \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0[
POLICE FALL DOWN
: "ON SIMPLE TEST
Unable to Accurately Describe
. \u25a0_\u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0 Furnishings of \u25a0 :
: BERKELEY,; March', 5.— -City> Attor-'
iVeyJ Frank ;> D. ~'r Stririgham, : , after? deliy-f
erin'g ai '^lecture -I before the police^on
"Evidence,"' put; the"^ department
through theirVpaces :yestefday.r by>call
ing upon \u25a0 each, 'man ; to;;: describe ;s the
furniturejin; the; police; station offhand."
.The : answers ; he ~i received v were i. various
and inaccurate: :'.'\u25a0? and ; the "\u25a0\u25a0department'
\vill3 probably be"; drilled in using t heir
\u25a0eyesr to'detoctjevidence. A- - _..
EDWIN A. DURGAN '\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0.. SUCCUMBS— Alameda;
" > >I nrch ! s.— Edwin fcAJJ Purgim,'! local * cashier! for
\u25a0'-\u25a0> the % I'aciflo a States 5 ; telephone j.' and .« telegraph
' v , company." died ! lnnt nightuin ' FrnitralcM H« S g
if a i sen * of; Mrs.^HftrrietiA ".*» PnrKan -of J Los |'Ab
;';' jsplos - and h ; brother i of .William H. Harjan of
r^tlic.sameicitj-.;; -- • 'f- : ",-• •\u25a0 -,7--, :: -
. v \u25a0 - ' . \u25a0 '
CITY PLANS OWN
LIGHTING PLANT
Municipal Electric Rower Sys»
tern Contemplated by the
Council of Berkeley
i BERKELEY, March s.— The city
council .of Berkeley may establish a
municipal electric light plant, accord
ing .to the announcement of Commis
sioner Wilbur F. McClure, head of the
department of ; public; works, today.
The Tcouncil lias- been considering, the
matter for the last three months and
has, -had competent engineers ' looking
into the matter.
.Twenty years ago the city owned a
municipal electric lighting plant, but
turned it over to the. Berkeley electric
lighting company under a contract,
which is. said to be still in effect, al
lowing the city to have its .offices
lighted gratuitously. . This matter is
now being investigated.
' Thepresent system here has
been a/matter. on which the improve
ment clubs, have argued, by the hour.
The improvers are of'the opinion that
the 220: volt system is "expensive and
not as effective as the 110- volt current.
The question has been frequently agi
tated here,~ but no change, has been
ordered by the public, service corpora
tion, in spite of the numerous .pro
tests. /; \u25a0 ;:-': . • ' » r
Alameda has a' municipal plant for
lighting purposes which is operated at
a profit, 1 and the council believes that
Berkeley can build such a plant, both
for supplying lights for the city and
for the residents.
.Under the new charter the acquire
ment of the plant meets with no legal
difficulty, and* the coifncilmen are en
thusiastic over the scheme for cheaper
lights.
WOMEN CALLED TRUE
ECONOMISTS OF HOME
Lazy Housewives Make Cost of
Living High
. Ft is lazy, women who mnke the cost of Jiving
high, so says an ciniDent tnultlmiUiouairp who
oughtto know better. He saysjhat wives do not
go to- market, but Ui'p** ll^ on Vjutchf r boys and
the telephone to. do .'marketing, -with the result
that they set the poorest sort of foodstuffs at the
highest prices, shjts the Philadelphia Inquirer.
It is, a terrible imlictment; if true, something
ought to be. done to the lazy wives. But is it
true? We thiDk not. The multimillionaire, from
the vantajte point of his private car or limousine,
may jet a wrons* perspective of t-oclety. He U
senernlly seeinjr pictures of things instead of the
things themselves.
-It is quite- tcue that there sre some women
who do not go to. market, but these are, they
who care not whst the prices be. Ther ran
afford anything. 00 per c-;ut of the women
who supervise the domestic table know pretty
well wliat Is in the market and where to cot the
ehojipest. -The allowance for the table in nrist
bou^eboHs has not increased In. the. last few
years. In the meantime." bribi^s have- come alons
and with more mmiths to feed, the economic
problem lias become ' arutet ' There are michtr
few wives who do not know to a fraction where
tli* fx-st anil cheapest or the poorest and only
available, foodstuffs arc -to be found. AslcSanjr
btitcher or grocer whether women do not know
about prices. '.
Tlie pr>vif lies in the fact that women are the
economists of the borne. If. it were only a mat
ter of food the situation .would be. simpler, but
In these days. women have to dress better than
ever before, and the only way they con do so
in by exercislnc tbe closest scrutiny over e*ery
expenditure. It if a libel on the sex to say tbnt
ther spend lavishly and extravagantly on the
table. \u25a0 when there are, so many things to be
bought for personal adornment. The truth is
that women are very keen 'economists. They
may not know so much about the chemistry of
cooking as th'-y. should, may- be . deticieut in a
knowledge of the way in which a great variety
of foodstuffs might be. used to advantage, but
they are not spending a cent which is unneces
sary. '• The causes am further to seek and are
pretty well known to every Intelligent person.
NEW ZEALAND OBSERVES
SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY
Just. 70 years ago New Zealand first became a
part of the British tnipire, observes the West
minster Gazette. Rumors of an intended French
occupation 'and trouble between the natires and
the British settlers who had crossed over from
Australia were the chief reasons for the annexa
tion of thn islands, which was carried out by
Captain Hobson. R. X.. on behalf of the cot
ernor of Se.w South Wales. Captain Hobson
landed, in the north island January 29, IS4O. and
February 0 the famous treaty of Waltangt,
signed hv nil: the principal Maori chiefs, made
Queen Victoria sovereign of New Zealand. Tha
Knclish government was only just in time; 'for a
few weeks later two French warships arrived
with orders to annex the islands. New Zealand
was made a separate colony In May. IS4I. and
self -government was granted to the colonists in
1«2. - \u25a0 • .v-
CONCRETE BRIDGE BUILT
IN 56 B. C. STILL STANDS
In' the of Frnr.ce is "a concrete arch
brldse. known hs the Pont dn Gard, which was
erected in the year T><\ R. c\ ;~ The concrete in
this, says the Cenieut Age. -was not composed of
crushed sione or other small acstregate of the
variety now employed In : concrete vbrldse workT
but was of the old style, consisting of alternate
lnyers of large and small stones, gravel, etc..
and "f c«>rot-ntltiou* materials. .It is very Improb
able that the Point duGard would have with
stood the rigors of climate of the. northern
United States, but its actual state of preserva
tion, as well as thatof ;man.v other specimens
of ancient concrete work, proves that if. modern
work ( is honestly executed . it; will' many times
outlast any reasonable bond period, so that a
very small yearly-sinking- fund, per cent is. all
that" is required , for - properly _ designed and
erected concrete worki- „•;».' •."*-'*•\u25a0-> ,
UNNATURAL THINNESS
EASILY CORRECTED
By^ Clever Prescription /Which Can
Be Filled at Any Drug
Xo'-XeeA -to Be Thin 1 >*ow'asj Reports
\\ Show This Method Ef-
\u25a0l-3 People who are very thin-; and
scrawny -.ought not' ,to be ; so. Un-
doubtedly: they are. more subject: to
disease and than .the nor-
mally fleshy. "Thinness is - usually ac-
companied by'-i-weakness. and weak-
ness | subjects : any one .to i colds, coughs,
consumption, o pneumonia, -etc. :•;'. It has
been v' discovered, ; : almost -* by - accident,"
that 'i tincture-; cadomene.V when ' com-
bined ; in' a -prescription 'with ; proper ac-
eelerative«-mediclnes. : becomes \u25a0> one * pf
the : . most ; valuable; l effective T and .* relia-
ble, nutritive' or,^ flesh making'medicines
known ; to' science. < Jt : is \u25a0£ especially
beneficial v. to : men; and : women: between
the i ages of : sixteen '\u25a0_ and | fif ty-flve, \ who;
fromiilack' of -proper . nerve" forced and
digestion, -sremainiundeveloped- in, body
limbs,' j arms f and'^bust. > A r : well '.rounded
symmetrical .; figure -in man or,:- f woman,
indicates -^health, 'magnetism, stamina
and -happiness. -.;'-•' ;,,.'-• r »,
i*, The "reader, who - wishes -to •.. add from*
ten to i forty ' pounds '.should ; not ; f ail to
begin ? with •. this ,> valuable 5 prescription :
i-u' First, v. obtain ;:; of C~ any. ; : well : ; stocked
druggist^ three bounces : of .*- essence of
pepsin iand". :three j ounces , of .-- syrup ,ot
jrhubarbTin-an^Sioz.^bottlc. ; Then add
one ;\u25a0* ounce f-' compound:-: essence c card iol.
. Shnkei and .; let.- stand '-two? hours.'V Then
add ; one n'ouncc; tincture^ oHdomene; com-
pound Knot cardamom ):' Shake Avell; and
takpl one Ueaspoonfuli before 'each; 1 meal.'
-one,*; after J eachlmeal. ; ~r Drink i plenty^of
.water between "i meals ; and 'i when iretir-
lng.'Sr;Keep\uplthis'ttrea.tmentiregularly.
; andi of j; a * certainty i from" one to a three
poundsgwlllifbeV added"; to -the i weight!
each>week, r ; and? the -areneral^ health* will j
ialso|improve.T -; - . ', " •>\u25a0 -->J
PLAN PROCESSION
OF SUFFRAGETTES
Women Students, and Possibly
Graduates, to Have Public
Demonstration
"BERKELEY. March Z.— The suffra
gettes are to make their first' public
demonstration on the campus of the
university during the celebration inci
dent to .the semicentennial of the col
lege of . California, the precursor of the
university, in May. The women will
carry banners in the procession appro
priately marked and will probably
adopt some dress which will be signifi
cantof the occasion.
Mrs. William Keith, president of the
Berkeley political equality society, has
planned^, the procession of the suffra
gettes at the pageant of the classes
which will be part of the celebration.
Mrs. Keith is a graduate of the univer
sity and will take part in other activi
ties connected with the semicentennial
events besides the procession.
. The matter is to be laid before Prof.
William Carey Jones, chairman of. the
pageant, and every effort made by the
women interested to, have the demon
stration held on the campus. If the
committee gives consent Mrs. ' Keith
will at once summon the. graduate suf
fragettes to take part.- •'"
RUSSIAN UNIVERSITIES
SCORED FOR LAXNESS
\u25a0
Example of Loose Methods
Cited at Examinations
Some of the Russian universities are
conducted in a very perfunctory man
ner. In fact, some despise their func
tions, says the London Globe. The ex
aminations are passed before a single
professor, assisted at the most by a
deputy, and sometimes the deputy alone
conducts the degree of examination.
Recently the examiner at one seat of
learning, having another engagement,
arrived at the "schools" before the
hour appointed. His assistant was not
there. The chief examiner proceeded
with the "viva voce." Out of 27 can
didates he plowed 24. The other
three did not dare to come forward.
"Xo more?", asked the examiner, but
there wjas no v response. The "bour
reait"' took his hat and cane and de
parted.
Almost before the unfortunate can
didates had recovered from their cruel
disappointment the assistant arrived.
He apologized for being late and for
the absence of his principal. One of
"the -7 had by this time run away. The
assistant commenced the examination
afresh. Of the 26 candidates' whom be
examined he let through 23 with the
observation. "Very good," and the re
maining three lie marked "Passed."
The senatus was very embarrassed
when It received the two contradictory
reports. To save the professorial face
the .senatus declared that both report"
were correct and congratulated the
candidates on having made such prog-j
ress In so brief an interval. It was de
cided to delete the "very" and to enter
in the books that 23 ha<l acquitted
themselves well, and to grant them
their degree at once; the three "pass
ables" were retrograded to "weak."
their degrees being conferred aft^r IS
Half of the world's production of
nickel comes' from Ahe United States.
TAFT & PENNOYER
Stylish, Splendid Quality, Tasteful,
X Fair Priced
These Are the Qualifying Words Used to Describe
Our 1910 Spring Stock of Merchandise. No Others
Would -Be So Honestly Appropriate. Thirty-five
Departments Offer Boundless Selection.
1910 FASHIONS IN THE CLOAK AND SUIT
'V SECTION.
A\ ELABORATE DISPLAY OF EASTER DRESSES—
.".- LINGERIE .DRESSES from the dainty, inexpensive models to the
most elaborate of hand made Lingerie. Lace, embroidery and tucks
used in profusion, yet tasteful withal.
PRICES from $!U^»o to $7.w«M)
SILK DRESSES. Taffetas. Messalines. Satins. Black and Whke Checks
and Stripes, .Tunic, Accordion Plaits and all the latest effects.
. * PRICES from $17.50 to $67Ji»
SUITS— AII -the staple as well as the novelty models, including White
Serge. White with hair line Black Stripe. Black and White Check
. 'and all shades of Gray. PRICES from $2.">.«0 to $r>o.oo
SKIRTS— White Serge, Black and White* CJaeck. Blue. Black and Gray
Prices from $."^"»o to $12^0
SPECIAL SPRING LINGERIE WAISTS.
At ?-.20, $2.75 and $3.75. We show an exceptional line of Waists
finest material, tucked, embroidery and lace trimmed, at the above prices
Our regular spring line of. Waists embraces all materials styles
sizes, etc., at the widest possible PRICE RANGE. * *
DAINTY YET DURABLE WASH GOODS.
PRINTED SWISS MUSLINS— Dotted weaves, in new colorings and floral
'effects. i, n CEXTS the yard
SCOTCH MADRAS— New shadings in Stripes. Checks and Fancies- S2
.inches wide. 35 to 50 CEXTS the yard
GALATEA, "HYDEGR^UJE" and other good brands in complete assort-
ment - 15 CEXTS the yard
WHITE DAMASK WAISTINGS— About 200 styles in these popular and
staple goods. * 20 to 50 CEXTS the yard
PARASOLS FOR SPRING- AND ; SU3VIMER.
Xovelties From Paris and »w York
Many new effects are being shown this season, includingHhe Novelrv
Ruffle Edge. Parisian Combination Fan and Parasol, Auto Para<*Ai« rVI
tachable Novelties; etc. .- r«*sois, ue-
CHILDREN'S PARASOLS, at. .... .50 CEXTS to $<\5O
MISSES' PARASOLS, at. .$l.OO to $«U0
LADIES' PARASOLS, at .$l.OO to $15.00
TOKIOrPARASOLS. at". $2.00 to $V* "»0
IMPORTED -PARASOLS, at. $5.00 to $10*00
-AUTOMOBILE PARASOLS, at. . . . . . . . .*. .$lJiO to sSVfMI
CARRIAGE PARASOLS, at.........."... 51Ji0 to" IsSo
CHINAWARE AND ART DEPARTMENT^
; CHINA— Many new' lines in OPEN , STOCK DINNER -WARE Fn'-H k
French, and. German manufacture: White and Gold Plain \Ta«> *>,,",'
,>Bands, .Acid- Etched and Encrusted patterns, all latest shaDe« " ° ?
>:fservice t foT twelve persons may be had at $35.00, $50.00, $7»^>o, $96 "0
f ELECTRIC 'VXD OIL L.UI PS VXD SHADES-^ ~*
; ELECTRIC LLVMPS— New," artistic effects, lamp bases in Brnn^» t>
peiian, Grecian. Antique and Brass finish, beautiful Wn nP "i -somr.5 om r.
Glass Shades. PRICED at $1»n« f *i\ a m
We.areVsole agents: must be seSS •
' ;-; ciated ; for - Electric or Oil * Lamps ; resemble leaded glass »-^? pr |T
Glay Street i4th to lsth sts. Qatklandi
DESIRE FOR RAPID
TRANSIT GRATIEIED
Hillside Residents Travel Fast
Over Greased Tracks on
Steep Grade
BERKELET. March 5.— Residents of
the hillside district, who have been
trying to secure rapid transit from the
Oakland traction company, had the If
desire gratified last nisrht when the
Euclid avenue car. in chars* of A. i*-
Taylor, motorman. shot down the Hearst
avenue bill from in front of Doctor
Wheeler's future mansion to Arcn
street Some calculated that th<-y
were traveling: 90 lnilos an hour. ir.»
more caaaervatlve saying it was at
least 60 miles.
Had it not been for Taylor's prompt
ness the car. laden with passenger*
just at the theatf-r hour, would hate
jumped into the ditch at Oxford -street. J
Taylor applied sand and managed t<>
make the brakes hold.
A "practical" joker was the CJ^"*
of the trouble, baring jrreased r^y
tracks at the top of the hill for tliej
purpose of making the car so fn*:*
It did.
CANADA HAS WORLD'S
LARGEST ASBESTOS BEDS
Fireproof Fiber is Really Quar
ried, Not Mined
Strictly speakinjr. asbestos is n«>c
mined: it is <{U;irri<»d. Instead of bur
rowing into the jßrrourwl .md dlgglnc
out the rock, as coal Is produced, the
work of securing asbestos Is done in
open pits, similar to stone r|uarrio."».
The fiber is found in the cracks an.l
seams oC the rocks, where it was de
posited countless centuries aC;>. soon
after the creation of the world. The
rock bearing: asbestos is cut out,
hoisted from the pits i:t box's by
means of cable way 3 and is plaee»l in
tars at the surface. Tt Is then carried
to- the mills, where the rock is crushed.
dried and pulverized. aft»r which it
passes over shaking screens and under
-vacuum pipes. Durins: this trip thf
fiber is, literally speaking, sueke.l
away from the 'sand, to be blown into
; dusting and cradinp machine*. It is
then ready to be packed in basjs for
: shipment.
The most extensive scale on which
asbestos is pro-luced is at fh^ quarries
of the Amalgamated asbestos company
in the province of Quebec. £eveiit>
p«»r cent of all the asbestos supply ' n
the world comes from these five quar
ries, and in th<* opinion ft experts thy
yield is practii-ally inexhaustible.
Twenty-five yt-arr. a£<"> tl;^ demand
for asbestos wan very limited, the r«-
sult beinc tiiat the production was
' small and priors low. Bttt as the uses
i for this only known fireproof fiber m»il
t tiplied and the demand grew, f.rixlui'
tion and prices both ini-rens«-d rapi.lly.
In lSi»i* the ereat Canadian asbestos
belt, from which comes nine-tenths ot
the world's supply, produced only ?,WMI
tons. In lf*0! tlie production h;ul ri.seu
to 24,0M1 tons, while last yf.ir it *;i -
7<».nof» tons. In the early days the be;»
crail* of asbestos brought f-V> » fn.L
Today it brings 5-f l^- r
Asbestos is now r <1 > - <'cniz'''l as >•
necessity ot modern life, and Is use-l
throusbout the worlJ for flreprooQps
and insulatins against h^at and ele'.
triiity.

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