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Rev. Q. G. Eldredge to Deliver
Baccalaureate Sermon in
V Greek Theater
BERKELEY, April 2J.— Jubilee day.
May i 7. will be the red letter day of
\u25a0 lie celebration at the university this
year in honor of the fiftieth tlnniver
ary of the founding of the institution.
Besides the address which President
Arthur Hadlpy of Yale will deliver in
the morning there will be a "good of
Hie university", meeting at 2:30 o'clock
in the afternoon. James K. Moffitt,
president of the graduates, will preside
at the afternoon meeting. Among the
*reak«=-rs will be: Governer Gillett,
President Wheeler, John R. Glascock
<>f the class of '65. Charles S. Wheeler
>\'illiam 11. Davis. Iluss Avery, Mrs.
Grace Torrey and Max Thelen.
... A feature of the evening program
for jubilee day vi-ill be the pageant of
:the classes, in which 1,500 costumed
>-ttidents will take part, marching
Oirough the campus and Berkeley to
California field, where a monster rally
will be held. .v#> •
. Tt was announced today that Rev.
.<J«-orge O. Eldredge, pastor of St.
John's Presbyterian church, will de
liver the baccalaureate sermon before
;i:e graduating class in the Greek the
ater May 15 at 3 o'clock. The Orpheus
< lub of Oakland, under E. D. Crandall,
ulil contribute the mus>ical program
fur the occasion.
-I Gossip of Raihvaymen j
ANOTHER eastern railroadman
who is a recent addition to the
Flood building row has been taken
.'in. and on an old one at that.
C. Benjamin Condon, general agent
<f the Chicago and Alton and numer
ous other llawley lines, was recently
sriven several cars oX freight by Jim
Keller, traffic manager for leaker &
Hamilton. Among the list was a load
of endless chains coming from the
Endless chain company at Spring
r>!d, O.
Chains are pretty weighty and the
r;:tcs help the railroad companies to
k<?*p the wolf from the door. The
agent in Springfield was notified and
h few flays later Condon received a
wire asking the street location of the
Endless chain company, in Springfield.
Condon picked up the telephone to
call up Keller and then he realized
i hat he had bean stung. That's why
Condon and Keller were eating lunch
tog^th^r at the Transportation clvb —
on Condon — the other day.
Passengers traveling over the Sierra
railway are loud in their praises of
the scenery along the route. On the
main line the fields are filled with wild
flowers and the hills clothed with trees
and spring foliage. The scenery on
the Angels branch is at its best and
must be seen to be fully appreciated.
James J. Hill has assured the gover
nor and the railway commission of;
'A'ashlngton that immediate steps will
be tak*»n to avoid future trouble with
M-iowslides on the line of the Great
Northern. The points at which the
disastrous slides of the last winter oc
curred were thought to be safe, but
these and other points not already ade
quately protected will be covered with
sheds at once.
. \u25a0 • - • •
A. A. Hapgood. city passenger and
ticket agent of the Southern Pacific at
.San Jose, was in the city yesterday.
;* • • •
The Association of Railway Tele
graph Superintendents will hold its an
nual meeting at Los Angeles on June
instead of on May 20, as heretofore
• • '\u25a0• :
In the last two days of March the
\". movement of colonists westward and
\u0084\u25a0 northward through St. Paul was heav
: i*r than ever before in a similar length
; of time and the number of pieces of
baggage passing through the station
: was 4.000. During the month. of March
4.000 cars of immigrant movables
passed through, of which one-fourth
was destined for Canada.
Otto Meerfe, who was with the First
California volunteers during the civil
war and who is president of the Sil
verton and Northern and several other
mountain railroads in Colorado, is in
the city for a few days on his way
. horae from Honolulu.
T. M. Schumacher, vice president, and
W. J. Shotwell, assistant to the vice
president of the "Western Pacific, re
turned yesterday.
.."•\u25a0- • •
Among the recent informal rulings
: of the interstate commerce commis
sion is one to the effect that free
• transportation may not lawfully be
given to the officers and employes of
n bridge company which makes annual
'reports, but files no tariffs, because
jt is a nonoperating company.
A. £• Hughes, general traffic man
ager of the Denver and Rio Grande.
is in the city on his way back to
Denver. .
• • •
Phil K. Gordon, Pacific coast agent
of the Washington-Sunset route, left,
last night on a trip to Portland.
• • •
C. Haydock, commercial agent of the
Illinois Central at L.os- Angeles, Is in
the city in charge of the Los Angeles
delegation of Knights Templar.
• • •
Warren Holten, city passenger and;
ticket agent of the Southern Pacific at |
Oakland, has returned from a visit
through the east.
• • •
Rolling stock and equipment to cost
millions of dollars will be ordered by
the Oregon Short Line at once. Con- j
tracts are now being made ia the east;
for the delivery of 47 locomotives, 87
passenger curs and 1,473 freight and;
I maintenance cars. All of these •. cars >
will be of steel.
Hock Island's total expenditures on
r-qtfipment and betterments this year
will aggregate over $11,000,000. The
greater proportion of- this is to be for.
new equipment, some of which already
has been ordered. The appropriation
for equipment alone is $7,500,000. Lo
jeonialive orders will include 84 freight
engines and 50 for passenger service.
Klfty-nlne locomotive* are to be or
dered at once, comprising 25 Pacific
type passenger engines, weighing 226,
000 pounds, and 34 consolidated freight
engines, weighing 208,000 pounds.
The general improvement program
will involve the expenditure .of
$4,000,000, Including the construction of
about 250 miles of new track. The total
rail order will Include 35.000 tons of
r -rails, of which 20.000 tons will be S5
pound steel. One hundred miles of the
Illinois division, as recently noted, are
to be laid with 100 pound rails, the
heaviest manufactured. New ballast-
Ing will cost $800.000. -
Take the family for a Sunday outlntr
" on the Ocean Shore Railway. Miles of
tucerb scenery. *
Collegians to Appear In
Drama of Ancient Rome
A/iss Mildred Martin, as Agrippina, and George Manship, Nero, as they
will 'appear in the Greek theater tonight in the drama, "Nero."
English Club of University to
Produce Classic Drama in
Greek Theater Tonight
BERKELEY, April 21.— Scenes of the
Roman empire when Nero held sway
and defied the ghosts of his departed
predecessors will be enacted In the
Greek theater tomorrow night by stu
dents of the English club of the uni
versity. "Nero," the classic play, has
occupied the attention of the cast un
der Coach Garnet Holme for the last
two months, and aside from the spec-
I tacular end of the production creditable
acting is expected to be the result of
the constant drilling.
The costuming of the play will be
exceedingly elaborate, as no expense
has been spared by Manager C. E.
Brooks in securing Roman dress and
Roman settings for the play. The
supernumeraries, too, will be a feature,
chief among them being the Prae
torian guard of husky football and crew
men, led by D. P. Hardy of the varsity
crew. The cast follows:
Afrippina Mildred Martin
N>ro ..George Manshlp
Ticelllnus , E. G. Clewe
Seneca D. Y. Lamont
Burrns G. W. Jones
Ilrittanicus E. T. Harrison
Otho J. J. Miller
Slave to »ro B. Coleman
Seaman J. D. Ilartlenn !
l'oppaoa Barbara Nftchtricb
Acte Irene O'Connor
Locusta Gwendolyn Powers
Four Arrested as Assailants of
Railway Foreman
BERKELEY, April 21.— Because he
discharged William Papadakos, a sec
tion hand, from his employ, Peter Shon,
a Southern Pacific foreman, was at
tacked last night at Posen station by
four men and beaten into insensibility.
At the Roosevelt hospital, where he was
removed for treatment, three ribs were
found fractured. He has had Joseph
Kunes and the three Papadakos broth
era, Willlanf, Joe and John, arrested as
his assailants.
Assailant Sent to Jail and Vie-
Tim to Hospital
OAKLAND, April 21.— Stanley Bur
gess, living at 4 4 Fourth street, San
Francisco, was stabbed in the neck
this evening with a pocket knife by
Joe Whateley, also of San Francisco,
The men quarreled at the Seventh
street Southern Pacific station. Whate
ley was arrested. Burgess' wound,
which extended from the ear to neck,
was dressed at the receiving hospital.
Run Down While Driving His
Cows Across Railway Track
OAKLAND, April 21.— Joseph Pach
reo, living at 251 Louisa stret, was run
down by a west bound Key route train
at A street station this evening- while
he was driving cows across the tracks.
Two ribs on the left side were broken
and his head was hurt.iiow seriously
not being known. He may not recover.
Appeal Made to Railroads to
Curtail Service
The question of Sunday railway trav
eling is, according to the Christian
"World, exercising great consideration
in the north of England. , Some people
In and visiting Harrogate recently peti
tioned the Northeastern rallw*ay to put
on one Sunday train each way between
Harrogate and. York, one ostensible
reason being the opportunity it would
give to attend one service at York
cathedral. The company replied that
even this extension of railway travel
would involve the employment of 62
extra men and they refused. A me
morial has been presented to the Great
Northern directors for the limitation of
Sunday traffic, coming from share hold
ers themselves to the number of 2,629,
of whom.no fewer than 95 are qualified
for directorship. Richard Bell," late
member of parliament, put the number
of railway- servants required to work
on Sunday at 85^ per cent,of the total
number required., An earnest appeal is
now being- made, to religious people to
reduce Sunday traveling in the coming
Small upright piano = cheap for "cash
at H. Schellhaas 1 , Eleventh street- at i
Franklin. Oakland. V
Grandparents Who Want Child
Say His Father Has Never
Seen Him
OAKLAND, April 21.— A struggle in
court over the custody of 1 year old
John Martin Ernst, whose parents
eloped and were subsequently divorced,
was begun today. It promises to be
bitterly fought out between the boy's
father on the one hand and his moth
er's parents on the other. Mrs. Kath
erine Ellen Ernst, the child's mother,
died a few days ago.
\u25a0; J. M. Yore and his wife, the baby's
grandparents, filed a petition for let
ters of guardianship today before judge
Wells. They were opposed by John Nye
Ernst, the child's father, who disputes
their right, and who says, furthermore,
that he is prepared to show that the
Yores are not lit persons to be intrust
ed with the boy. Judge Wells con
tinued the hearing until May 5.
Ernst is the son of Mrs. Mary F.
Ernst, a wealthy milliner. He eloped
with Mfss Yore and they were married
at San Rafael over 'two years ago. Mrs.
Ernst was granted an \ interlocutory
divorce on the ground of extreme
cruelty. She went back to live with
her parents last December. The court
awarded her the custody, of the child.
Testimony was given today to the
effect that Ernst, who now wants his
boy, has never seen him and that he
has never shown any interest In him.
Marse Henry Suggests Statue
to "Lazy Bug"
Doctor Stiles says that half of the
population of the south Is afflicted with
the "hookworm," otherwise the lazy
bug, which Is- also known among the
erudite by a Latin name'of difficult or
thography and cryptic meaning.
If this be true, it is plain that the
hookworm, and not the patriots who
fought beneath the union flag, saved
the union. Historians sin equally with
journalists In the matter of inaccuracy
and narrative warping prejudice. They
disagree upon many points in. reporting
the civil war, says the Louisville Cou
rier-Journal. They agree, however,
upon the fact that the north was nu
merically stronger than the south, and
that the southern soldier's insatiable
appetite for debating the question at
issue until the number of perforations
in his anatomy precluded the possibil
ity of his remaining in the ring caused
a prolongation of the "rebellion" that
was wholly unlooked for by the north
when its sqns girded up their loins and
set about the task of convincing the re
calcitrants of the error of their posi
tion and the folly of attempting to
maintain it. \u25a0 -
It would be extremely Interesting to
know just how many degrees of heat
would have been added to the affirma
tive side of the question "Have States
the Right to Secede?" if the hookworm
had not permeated the chivalry of the
south and given "Massa Llnkum's boys"
the tremendous advantage of being un
handicapped by inertia traceable to' the
ravages of a specific micro-organism.
Even as matters stood, the discussion
that occurred between Sumter and Ap
pomattox was characterized by consid
erable -sprightliness. It titillates the
Imagination to attempt to picture the
briskness it might have" had but for the
hookworm's supremacy below the Ma
son and Dixon line. .
May we venture to suggest that a
niche in statuary hall should ,be re
served for a heroic statue of the hook
worm and a tablet with his Latin name
and vulgar popular appellations cut
deeply in its face above an acknowl-'
edgment In bas relief giving credit
where credit is due for the preservation
of our glorious union and the striking
of the shackles from .the hands of
4,000,000 human beings wrongfully en
slaved. \u25a0\u25a0-.' ' "\u25a0 :- ' ••:•. - -.*: ;: \u25a0 , . ;v :. \u25a0.. :
I Marriage Licenses |
• - — ~~ — rr : — 7— i
• OAKLAND, April 21.— The following marrlae
llcennes were issued tottay: , \u25a0
Ricbard T. Stone, 39, and Lulu M.ißrTan °n
both of Oakland. • - v - . '„' * '
Petor C. Petersen, 30, Oakland, and SoDhle M
Lehmann, 28, Harvard. » . •. . ; _ \u25a0-,
Joseph i D. SUra Jr., 27, .and Mary Santos 19
both of Newark. \u25a0" • \u25a0 . . •• " .
James Wee, 27, and Ida McChase, 37, both o
Oakland. - .
- De Forrest S. Griffiths. 25, Los Angeles,' an.
Grace Swept land, 20,, Carson City, NeT.
Emll A. Zcltfuc&B, 28," and Lottie Carlock' 27
both of Oakland. ,' : «-anock, ..7
C1 w r f.! lee » '/,• £«"n." 2V«n«l Agnes M. Traynor
19. both of Oakland. - , .. \u0084%.
v Joseph K. Short. 3«," San Francisco, and ' Leni
Schwartz, -27, Oakland.' *;. _.'..\u25a0 ;
\u25a0 The efforts made by the United States
governments to ?; establish -£\u25a0 a wireless
communication • between < Japan- and r San
Francisco.by way of Hawaii,- have ,been
in .; : the main unsuccessful, : although
messages have been .; successfully ' for-
.warded. \u25a0 "•' x .•-:•«-. •
Principals Summoned to Discuss
Work of Department by"Su
perintendent McClyinonds '
, OAKLAND, April 21. — Superintendent
McClymonds has called a meeting of
the principals of the public schools for
tomorrow morning, after -the Grand
Army parade. The pedagogues will
gather at the common school assembly
hall, Eleventh and Grove streets, for
discussion of the needs of- tho depart
ment. '
McClymonds has also instructed the
principals to send data £pr a school
census to his office. The age, full name
and date of the beginning of present
grade work of each pupil is wanted.
A sacred concert will be held at the
Fremont high school, Frultvale, Sunday
afternoon, April 24. Principals and
teachers are invited to attend.-
Adulteration Prevents the Slabs
From Becoming Sticky " v «
"This has been a great gum year, in
the Maine woods, so everybody says up
there," said a Bangor man to a New
York Sun reporter. "There are two or
three Bangor mercantile houses which
make a specialty of spruce gum in the
rough and buy large quantities of it
from the lumber men and those who
make a regular business of gathering
gum in the forests. ' \u25a0\u25a0 -.
"These buyers are supposed to give
the gum a process of refining to make
it fit for the chewing gum trade, but
it seems to be an open secret that the
refining is really a process of adultera
tion. The gum, unseparated from the
bark and wood of the tree from which
Jt was backed, is thrown Into a kettle,
where it Is boiled until it has been re
solved into a savory but by no means
pleasing looking mass of the consist
ency of molasses. The separated bark,
wood and often other foreign sub
stances that rise to the surface are
skimmed off. With the gum finally
freed from its, natural ingredients, to
the mass are added paraffine and rosin,
with sometimes sugar.
'"The admixture thickens the boiling
mass, and after all is well assimilated
by vigorous —stirring, the gum is
pounded on a smooth marble slab,
where while it is yet hot it Is rolled out
in a thin sheet a quarter of an inch
thick, which is separated into Inch
cubes by a stee^dle. These are wrapped
In parafflne paper, packed^.2oo in a box
and the famous Maine spruce gum of
commerce is ready.
"Not all the spruce gum is treated
In this way, though. Some is put up
unadulterated and with the natural fla
vor of the spruce intact. In this way,
though, the gum soon becomes sticky in
the chewer's mouth, and so, while ab
solutely pure, It Isn't as desirable in
an economic sense as the spruce gum
with its reinforcement.
"The impression that some gum gath
erers seem to want to establish that
gum from certain localities is of better
quality and flavor than that from cer
tain other localities is only sentimental.
The quality of the gum depends on the
sap of the trees— the bigger the tree
the better the. gum.
"There' is sentiment as well as com
mercialism manifest among the lum
berjacks in the ' gathering of spruce
gum during their long winter in the
wilderness, as is well known in Maine.
In their idle hours or by the campfire
they . whittle out of fragrant cedar
blocks miniature barrels, boxes cas
kets and the like, hollowing them out
and filling them with the choicest of
the gum from which they haxe expelled
and expressed every mite of Impurity
These they bring into the settlements
when they return in the spring as
gifts for sweethearts, wives, children or
friends. . . .'..
'Doctors up our way say that the
pure spruce gum Is an excellent tooth
preserver and aid to digestion/ The
adulterated article is known- locally as
patent gum,' and there Is always a
ready and profitable market for it "
Vandyck Stolen From Notre
Dame at Courtrai Recovered
It |s just two years ago that the art
world was aroused by the theft of one
?.L Vandyks most celebrated pictures
"The Elevation of the Cross." from the
church of Notre Dame at Courtrai It
was found some time. later under curl
°u^ h circumstances; says/ the London
Globe. - The canvas had been damaged
to such an extent that it was neces
sa.ry.to send it to a distinguished artist
at Antwerp to be restored. The work
has been completed, and the picture Is
once more in its old place in the ancient
church. There were Thanksgiving serv
ices in honor of the event, and- the
famed picture Is now, so we learn from
a Paris contemporary, attracting more
attention than ever among the tourists
M UAUrURNIA RAIIbIN DAY Market St. Ferry Depot. Broadway and 13th St, Oakland Bj;
Body of Supposed Floater of
Murderers May Be That
of Andrew Larsen
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
'ALAMEDA, April 21.— The body of a
man found in the estuary several days
ago with the pockets of the clothing
filled with rocks was partially identi
fied tonight as that of Andrew Larsen,
an employe of the Selby smelting works,
Vallejo Junction. The # identification
was made by Larsen's wife, who lives
on a ranch' near San Jose. She recog
nized him from the fillings in the front
teeth. The body when found was in
an unrecognizable cc-ndltiom >*f'3'
Lacsen worked for many years at
the Selby smelter and was a trusted
employe.. :^-.a-
-Larsen was said to have had enemies
at Vallejo Junction, and when he dis
appeared it was feared that he had been
murdered.'; Detectives were called in
on the case, but- their- efforts to trace
him proved fruitless.
Pieces of the clothing found on the
dead man's body have been sent to
the smelter works, where friends of
Larsen may be able to recognize them
as having been worn by him.
Acquaintances . who visited the
morgue today took that course, not
being positive as to the identity of the
body. • . .
Widow Divides Coin Among
Members of Man's Family
The finding of nearly $2,000 in shin*?
ing gold coins, hidden away in a hole
In the cellar floor of tlfeir dead father's
home south of Union City, Mich., came
as a pleasant surprise to the children of
D. B. Disbro, who died a few weeks
ago. The disclosure came about in
this way:
They, with the members of their
own families — for they are all men and
women grown, : were invited' to eat
dinner at the old Disbro homestead by
their stepmother, * who has been such
for nearly a quarter of a century.
After a bountiful meal, the elder Mrs.
Disbro invited the guests to accom
pany her to the cellar, says the New
York Herald. | Then, in their presence,
she raised a small stone from the floor
and took from a hole beneath a glass
jar, in which could be seen many gold
coins. Pouring them out into her lap
she divided the precious store into nine
equal parts and presented each of the
children a share, for there are just
nine children in the Disbro family.
Explanations followed, and it was
found that when the first Mrs. Disbro
died 25 years ago TJisbro found in her
pocketbook several hundred dollars in
gold coin, with the written request to
Disbro that he add to the store as he
felt able, and some day present the
whole to their children. He faithfully
followed the request, with the result
that there was more than $2,000 when
he died.
He confided the secret to his second
wife and after his death she carried
out his wishes and 'divided the money
among his children. As she had been
amply provided * for In Dlsbro's will
she refused any portion of the hoard,
but the children insisted upon her
accepting a few of the coins as a token
of their esteem.
"Nice Man" Comes Along and
Takes $99 in Roll
. Mrs. Dulsan Galuisan of 1607 Race
street, Cincinnati, rushed breathlessly
into police headquarters and told a
story to Detective Chief Crawford that
reminded him much of the homage
paid by the "Newlyweds" to their baby.
Mrs. Galuisan went to a butcher's
shop to pay a 20 cent meat bill, says
the New York lierald. She gave the
butcher a $100 bill and received 99 51
bills and 80 cents in change. The
butcher wrapped tfiie roll with a rub
ber band. When Mrs. Galuisan arrived
home her 18 months old baby caught
sight of \u25a0 the roll of new green bills
and set up a cry for them.
To hush him she gave the tot the roll
to play with, she says, and then for
got it. "King Baby" grabbed his new
found plaything and toddled out to the
street with it. Ten minutes later the
mother ; missed him, and, running out
to the street, came across the child
playing on the sidewalk minus the roll.
"Nice man, .mamma," he chuckled
when she asked what he did with the
money. The police are looking for the
"nice man." \u25a0 ; ?>:.V?
Bishop Green Ballarat complains
that there is too much praying for the
king. "While Anglicans are loyal, we
do not want to pray for his majesty
five times in the course of one service,"
says he. > It hardly seems loyal to imply
that King Edward needs so much pray
ing for.' -; : ,
GIVE ME 1915"
That's What You Say When You
Want to Talk to Panama
Fair Headquarters *
"Hello, Central! Give me 1915."
If you want the Panama-Paciflc in
ternational exposition headquarters,
just try this on your telephone.
Nobody in all San Francisco, or in
any other part of the world for that
matter, is being allowed to forget the
great event of five years hence, ana the
m/stic numerals, of the year already
have become a trademark.
Just to make it easy to remember,
and as-a reminder that up In the expo
sition offlcesin the Merchants* Exchange
building every thought and energy is
turning toward the accomplishment of
five years hence, the numerals of the
all Important year have. been assigned
even to the telephones. At the request
of exposition officials, the Pacific States
telephone tompany has given the desig
nation of "Sutter 1915" to. the trunk
lines reaching the exposition offices, and
the Home telephone company has been
asked to giva^the same number with a
proper prefix.
Arrangements have been made to
print, in pamphlet form, the speech
made by Representative Julius Kahn
before the house of representatives on
April 18, calling attention to San Fran
cisco's plans for a world exposition in
1915, and these will be distributed in
all parts of the country.
At a meeting of the finance commit
tee of the exposition yesterday Morris
Meyerfeld Jr., president of the Orpheum
theater, was made a member of the
committee. A meeting of the publicity
committee will be held at 4 o'clock this
afternoon, while at 3 o'clock the
directors will meet to consider the list
of 24 or more delegates who are to ac
company Governor Gillett to Washing
ton to present San Francisco's claims
before congress, r
Plans for the Washington trip have
been practically perfected, but the date
on which the party will start has not
been definitely decided. The plan now
Is that the delegation leave San Fran
cisco some time between May 1 and
May 5. , «
..In order to secure a general uniform
ity in the indorsements given by va
rious organizations, a blank form of
resolutions has been prepared at the
exposition headquarters and will be
sent out as a guide to various bodies
and to meetings and conventions where
such action is likely to be taken.
The form prepared is"" as follows:
Whereas, a committee of representatiTe
citizens is engaged at present In perfecting
details for the holding In San Francisco dnr
injr 1015 an exposition to celebrate 'tlie com
pletion of the Panama canal; and
' Whereas, the work of these citizens bas
already received the general Indorsement of
the press, the public and specifically of the
representatives of the 37 counties of Cali
fornia in convention assembled; now. be It
Resolved, that places itself on
record at this time as pledging its united
strength and untiring efforts in assisting in
every way possible arranged -plans for this
exposition; we pledge ourselves to rigorously
co-operate with the directing committee of
the Panama-Pacific international exposi
tion In assisting to raise the $5,000,000 of
capital stock desired, and offer at this
time to the committee the further pledge of
our enthusiasm and support, promising to
' give this undertaking every possible publicity
-and encouragement, both here and abroad;
Resolved, further, that we call upon our
representatives In consrress to aid in every
possible manner to secure federal support to
this undertaking, joining with the governor
of California, the Hon.vJames N. Gillett.
and any delegation of citizens which may be
with him, in personally presenting this mat
ter before congress.
Suburban Brevities [
April 21. — Lectures on tuberculosis, Its canses
v and prevention, will be Klren In the public
J schools nest week by local physicians.
21. — Emma Goldman, the anarchist, will de
• liver two lectures in this city Saturdar in
Armory hall, Addison street. At 3 o'clock she
will talk on "Francisco Ferrer, the Modern
Martyr." and at nieht on "The Modern
Drama." Dr. Ben L. Rletman will preside.
April 21. — The committee, that is planning for
the erection of a "clubhouse and rjmnaslum
for Alameda boys met last night. Dr. George
C. Thompson presiding. The chairman ia to
name a committee of fire to submit a plan
of action at the next meeting.
WOMAN DIES SUDDENLY— Oakjaad. April 21.
Mrs. Mary , Nicholson, a widow^ 50 years of
\ ace, who has been a ward of the Associated
Charities for several months, died suddenly
this morning at her home, 264 Fourth stieet.
A neighbor. Mrs, A. Katz, found Mrs. Nichol
son dying on the floor.
Ken port Arrives* From Anron
The Pacific Mall steamship Newport
arrived last night, 22 days 2 hours 33
minutes from Ancon, and 5 days 7
hours 35 minutes from Mazatlan. It
brought 20 cabin passengers and 12 In
the steerage. It also had on 873 tons
of general merchandise, $53,770 in
treasure and eight bags of mail. Cap
tain Russell reports that the weather
was excellent all the way up the coast
until two days before they reached
this port, when they ran Into a stiff
northwest breeze.
PASTOH CHANGES FlELD— Petalnma, April 21.
Rev. J. Irion, who for the last six year* has
been pastor of the local German Erangellcal
church, left today for Pomona, where he will
assume the duties of pastor •of the - German
church of that city.
Conditions Announced for Grand
Prize Contest of Automobile
Club of America "
The conditions and entry blanks of
the International road race for the
grand prize of the Automobile Club of
America have just been issued. The
event, which is to take place on Octo
ber 15 at the Motor parkway. Long Isl
and, is held under the auspices of the
Motor cup 3 holding company, of which
William K. Vanderbilt Jr. is president.
The president makes the following an
nouncement: ./:'
"The Automobile Club of America has
given its sanction to the Motor cups
holding company for running the inter
national road race for the grand prize
of the Automobile Club of America, th»
gold challenge cup of the value of
$5,000, to be run on October 15. 1910, on
the parkway of tha» company and ad
joining roads. This circuit Is one of
the best in^America for sustained high
speed. The highways are broad, even,
well oiled and without any hills. The
four turns on the course are well
banked and may be easily taken at
high speed. There will be cash prizes
for the drivers, as follows: First prize
of $4,000, second prize of $2,000 and
third prize oX $1,000.
The 'distance of the race will be ap
proximately 207.08 miles, covering tho
course of 12.54 miles 22 times.
As th_» international association of
recognized automobile clubs has no
formula for international racing In
force this year, no restriction as to
weight, cylinders, dimensions and so
forth will be made, the only condition
being that all cars must conform to the
technical ruling of the Automobile Club
of America as to" safety requirements.
The entry fee, payable on or before Au
gust 1, 1910, i 3 $1,000, and from August
to the closing date, September 1, 1910.
11,250. All entries are to be made
through the Automobile Club of Amer
ica. Unless 15 entries have been made
before August 1, 1910, I reserve the
right to declare the race off."
•• • •
C. W, Ayers, who recently purchased
a Knox tonneauette and started for his
* oil » interests at
IBakersfield. has
just written a very
interesting letter
on his arrival to
the Reliance automobile company.
Ayers says:- —
"We reached here last evening at
6 o'clock. Had delightful trip all the
way until within 50 miles of Bakers
field, when we encountered rain ami
muddy roads. /
"The Knix came clear through with
out a whimper and running smoothly
as velvet. Never made an adjustment
of any kind and she took the road like
a humming bird. The road was rough
in some places, but mainly good ami
we made sped of 55 miles an hour at
times. Engine perfectly cool and run
ning without jar or friction when we
"Everywhere we stopped a great
crowd of admirers gathered around,
and we could hear such expressions as
•Handsomest and classiest car I ever
saw,' 'Isn't she a beauty?' 'Bet she can
go. all right.' etc.. etc. Here at Bakers
field, where many. new cars of different
makes are exhibited on the streets,
mine attracted the greatest attention,
and I have o bump into the crowd in
order to get stared away.
"Jt is the smoothest and easiest run
ning car I «ver drove, and I think the
person who would not fall In love with
nightlnotwoa ror . bnoa i Ssatfl tif
it is not human."
Knox Motor Car
\lu>''i AdralrMJ
Following the announcement that the
United States motor company- would
. take Into Its big
selling organiza
tion concerns mak
. Ing pleasure ve
hicles selling from
$500 to $5,000, comes the statement that
the Alden Sampson manufacturing com
pany of Pittsfleld. Mass., makers of the
Sampson commercial vehicles, have been
taken Into and are now a part of the
organization. This means that the
United States motor company will de
vote its interests to the commercial
end of the industry as well as to the
pleasure vehicle field.
It Is President Brlscoe's Intention to
make a wide line of commercial ve
hicles, and the Alden Sampson plant
at Plttsfield, Mass., will be • enlarged
wfth additional buildings, machinery
and other equipment in the further
ance of this policy.
The Alden Sampson manufacturing
company has been identified with the
automobile industry for many years,
and while it has not turned cars out
in great quantities. It has always built
commercial vehicles that have sustained
a lasting reputation for the company
and its product.
There was probably no builder of
commercial vehicles who had spent
more time and money on experimental
work than the late Alden Sampson. Up
to his death about a year ago .he had
spent hundreds of thousands of dollars
in perfecting his product, and when that
stage had been reached and when ha
was about to reap the rewards of his
efforts his death occurred.
After looking over various commer
cial vehicle propositions President
Briscoe finally set upon the Alden
Sampson vehicle as being the nearest
to perfection of any on the market.
I Addn to United
I States Motors !

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