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NEWS OF OAKLAND, BERKELEY, ALAMEDA, HAYWARD AND SAN LEANDRO
ALICE TUBBS IS
AGAIN A BRIDE
Becomes the Wife of a Well
Known San Francisco At
torney and Politician
OAKLAND, April 25.— Mrs. Alice
Meader Tubbs. widow of the late Her
man Tubbs, and Lewis A. Hilborn, for
mer secretary of the state senate, at
torney of gan Francisco and nephew of
ihe late Congressman S. G. Hilborn,
.^cre married this morning at the home
of the brides mother, Mrs. A. L. Hinds.
--ti Eleventh street, in the presence of
members of the two families. Justice
Henry A. Melvin of the supreme court
•i^iiciated.
Only a few close friends were ad
vised of the approaching nuptials. The
ceremony took place In the parlor at
Ihe Hinds residence, which had also
beet} the bride's home for several years.
'i he bride w.ore a traveling gown of
: Hue broadcloth and a picture hat and
carried a bridal bouquet of roses. After
the wedding congratulations Mr. and
:Mi>\ Hilborn departed for the east on
t honeymoon trip, which will take them
:to N>w York. Upon their return they
\u25a0will live in San Francisco.
•'. The bride's former marriage to young
Herman Tubbs was romantic. Tubbs
-v.as a son of Hiram Tubbs. founder of
the Tubbs cordage company of San
. Francisco, director in many other cor
porations and a wealthy land owner of
.Cast Oakland.
\u25a0•' Young Tubbs secretly married pretty
-'"ice Meader. The union was disclosed
\u25a0 by bla death 5n a runaway accident nine
r.-vears? a?o at Sausalito, where he had
his wife unknown to any
Jrtembera of his family.
Kor a time the relatives of Tubbs
[•Refused to recognize his wife, but his
\vill leaving a considerable estate to
\u25a0i:<r, was probated, and her right estab
"^;j-;hec!. • Mrs. Tubbs returned to her
\u25a0}\u0084•\u25a0:!«\u25a0• In Oakland and has lived here
: <:-'i>t!y, dispensing much of her Income
'.In philanthropic work- She is an at
ir*Lctfve woman.
Hilborn was a University of Califor
\u25a0 via. BtCdent and played on the varsity
football team with the class of 1R96.
2 iJs- college sobriquet of "Kid" Hilborn
as stu -k to him. He is \u25a0well known
in political circles, through his legis-
Lative work. Hilborn's home is in San
REMEDY SUGGESTED I
FOR TREATING HABIT
Independence Killed Scheme of
Henry Ward Beecher
There have been Americans who have
. 'i ••.vov.ized the evil of treating, and
\u25a0 I kvp sought to provide a remedy. Thir
ty years ago the legislature of Wife
' ••\u25a0\u25a0risiij o.naried an ar.ti-treat law, but it
.was pronounced unconstitutional — an
'infringement upon personal liberty —
.•.and perhaps it was.
At about the anne time Henry Ward
. r>eeher propor-ed that instead of con
" " : : idering bibulosity as the standard.
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 Americans fooling kindly disposed to
\u25a0their friends sfeould adopt other
V.fprmuXa than the hacknpyVd. stereo
*? \u25a0 vperi. moss grown invitation "Come '\u25a0
; ; nd have a drink." He saw no reason
\u25a0 why men feoling the impulse to buy
" should not drag their companions up
the steps of the postoffice and say,
JTCpiae and have \u25a0 stamp," or take them
into dry goods stores and treat them
\u25a0 in neckties or suspenders, says the Mil
vraiejcee Wisconsin.
The Henry Ward Befcher plan faile.i
-: to work heca^jse the average American
". (s too independent to let any one place
\u25a0in in under obligation by contributing to
' his support. The average American,
who would' resent the offer of a friend
to buy him a thing he needs, will let
his friend buy him a drink which he
jfK-3 !iot need and often does not want,
anfi. having taken the drink which he
does not want, tho average American
will insist upon buying a drink for his
: ; : icr.'l. who docs not want it, and for
;ill li is other acquaintances who may
a;*pptn to he standing at the bar. many
< -f whom may be convinced that they
hay« had as many drinks as they need.
but who, when they have -accepted a
treat] Will insist upon treating and buy
another round, which nobody desires,
bat which everybody drinks and which
serves as a starter to more treating.
CENSUS SHOWS COUNTRY'S
GROWTH IN LAST DECADE
Population Estimated at From
88,000,000 to 91,000,000
The year which brings the count of
th*» country's inhabitants has a peculiar
interest for most of us. It will tell us
the growth of the decade and will point
oat to us the relative place which we
hold among the world's peoples. That
\u25a0 year is here now, and, so the census
authorities inform us, the count having
be*-UJj..April 15. Quicker work is prom
ised than we have seen thus far, for
by June 1 according to present plans,
we are to know the grand secret, sayp
the New Haven Palladium. Guesses
among the census experts as to the
aggregate population range from 88,
000,000 to 91.000,000 for the continental
part of the United States, as compared
-with 76.000.000 in 1900. In any case
the United States will be found to be
The most populous of the countries ex
*jc£»t China and Russia. It will be far
in the lead of both of those nations in
volume and variety of activities. In
•wealth it will exceed China and Russia
combined twice over.' Practically this
will be the growth of a century only,
•for in ISIO the country's population
v.-as 7,000,000. Pennsylvania has more
people today than the entire country
isad I^o years ago. New York city has
several hundred thousand more inhab
itants tlia.n the whole United States had
at the .time of the inauguration of the
" country's first president In 1789. Mil
lions of people remember the year of
Lincoln's, election, yet the country's
population has almost tripled In that
half a century.
AGRICULTURAL RETURNS
IN MANITOBA PROVINCE
Area Prepared for Crop This
Year Less Than Last
Consul General John E. Jones of
Winnipeg quotes from official figures
just compiled the following represent
ing agricultural returns for the prov
ice of Manitoba last year:- Total grain
trop, 113,504,484 bushels, of which
45,774,708 was wheat, 50.953.056 oats
and 16.416.634 barley. There were
5.450.200 bushels of potatoes and 2,659,-
H2S bushels 'of other roots. ©airy
butter, 3,002,633 pounds at 20 cents
-t 5609,527 value): creamery butter, 2,613,
r/j4 pounds at 23 tf, cents ($607,660); fac
tory cheese, 1.451,824 pounds at 11U
cents ~ <$163.330). 'r Livestock: Horses,
159.132; cattle. 372,520; sheep, 17.922;
pigs. 155.5*1- There was , expended
$2,589,780 for new farm buildings In
3 5*09, compared with $2,054,490 in 1908.
The total area prepared for the crop of
3*910 is 2.171.102 acres, against 2,275,802
acres In 1909, .
Wealthy Widow Becomes
Young Politician's Wife
Mrs. Lewis A. Hilborn.
LAWYERS COME TO
BLOWS IN COURT
Oakland Attorney Slaps Rival
Who Accused Him of Un»
professional Conduct -
OAKLAND, April 25. — A lfvely fistic
encounter started in Justice Quinn's
courtroom today between Attorneys
James P. Montgomery and John F.
Watt, '•"ho were representing opposite
sides in the case of the Merchants'
adjustment and collection company
against W. P. Grant, defendant. Be
fore the bailiff had time to intervene
Montgomery was struck a heavy blow
in the face by his opponent. Judge
Quinn assessed a $50 fine against "Watt,
with the alternative of a day in the
city jail.
i In the midst of Montgomery's testi
mony Watt suddenly arose and de
nounced the rival lawyer for permit
ting personalities to enter into the
proceedings. The altercation followed.
Judge Quinn quickly restored orJer,
but not before Watt had succeeded in
striking Montgomery a resounding
slap across the face. Montgomery said
that he merely made mention of one or
two cases in which he felt that Watt's
conduct had been unprofessional.
BRITISHERS LIKE SUGAR
BETTER THAN YANKEES
Larger Quantity Consumed in
England Than in U. S.
The consumption of sugar in Great
Britain is greater per capita than in
the United States. The per capita con
sumption in the United States in 1907
was 5f2.61 pounds, while the per capita
in the United Kingdom, was 55.19 in
1900 and 6G in 1900. In 1860 the United
Kingdom imported 434,000 tons of sugar
and the per capita consumption was 34
pounds. Per capita increased to 47
pounds in IS7O, 60 pounds in 1880, 71
pounds in IS9O. S5 pounds in 1900 and
66 pounds in 1909.
The imports last year aggregated
1,760,000 tons of 2,240 pounds each.
In 1870 refined sugar sold per 'hun
dredweight of 112 pounds at an average
price of $8.27. This price was reduced
in 1830 to $7.02, in 1890 to $4.74, and in
1900 to $4.01, which was the lowest
average annual price. In 1905 It rose
to $5.43, while in 1909 it was $4.98. In
1910, so far, reflned sugar has sold for
$5.41, with a fair prospect of a fur
ther advance. Sugar was retailed *in
London the first week in March at from
5 to S l^ cents per pound.
BILBOA PLANS TO HOLD
WORLD'S FAIR IN 1912
Consular Agent Harry A. Mcßride
writes that the propuosed international
exposition to be held at Bilboa in 1912
is now practically a certainty. He
gives the following details:
The total cost of the -exposition is
figured at $1,280,000. The following
are the edifices, etc., which it is pro
posed to erect and their estimated cost:
Building of state, $36,000; palace of
line arts (which will be a permanent
museum after the exposition), $155,
000; palace of industry, $Gtr,ooil; pa
vilion of mines, transportation and met
allurgy, $50,000; agricultural, $22,000;
floricultural. Including six large green
houses, $10,000; corporation, $23,000;
women's, $22,000; grand casino, $52,000;
stadium, with track, grand stands, tri
bunes, fountains and gardens, $69,000;
monumental arch, $17,000; terraces, en
trances, lnclosures, sustaining walls and
leveling and preparing the grounds,
$180,000; building for amusements, $43,
000; aerfeodrome, $7,000; pavilion for
automobiles, motor boats, etc., $16,000;
Btalrw-ays, "paseos," wharves and quays,
$17,000; royal pavilion, $35,000; sundry
expenses, $39,000; administration, pro
motion and advertising, $268,000.
The committee already has $172,000.
The city of Bilboa and the province of
Viscaya together propose to give $603,
000 toward the project, and, therefore,
with the $517,000 which the \ national
government will In all" probability ap
propriate th« entire amount will :be
raised. m£Ss£&igBSBBM
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL/ TUESDAYS APRIL 26, 1910.
COUNCIL FAVORS
WATER AGREEMENT
In Committee o! the Whole Rec
ommends Acceptances of
Proposed Memorandum
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, April 25. — The city coun
cil, in committee of the whole, recom
mended tonight that the memorandum
of agreement between the People's
water company and city officials as to'
water rates .be adopted. It will be
acted on next Monday evening.
The board of public works and the
city's attorneys in water rate matters
will be present at that meeting. The
memorandum, which provides for the
ending of present litigation, was
amended in committee of the whole in
two particulars tonight. Section 4,
which provided that an option on the
company's plant be placed at the dis
posal of the city, was stricken out.
This does not affect the status of fu
ture negotiations as to a purchase of
the plant between the city and the Peo
ple's water company, for thje clause in
the memorandum of agreement was
fulfilled when F. C. Havens of the com
pany put a controlling majority of the
stock of the People's water company in
escrow with \V. WJ Garthwalte, pres
ident of the Oakland Bank of Savings,
and gave Garthwaite an option on the
plant to run until January 1, 1911. The
banker acts for both the city and the
company and. if a water district should
be formed to buy the plant the district
would take over the option.
The other alteration in the memo
randum was the elimination of sec
tion 3, by which J. H. Dockweller, the
city's consulting engineer, was to be
come a director in the company.
Announcement was made by Pondle
ton and Dbtkweiler that the company
will be prepared to carry out the agree
ment next Monday evening, when the
deed to Mosswood park will be submit
ted to the council. • y» "'
The memorandum requires the com
pany to dismiss all litigation over
water rates; to buy Mosswood for the
city and pay the difference between the
cost and $200,000, as settlement of over
charges to the city for water.
The San Pablo watershed is to. bo
developed, and the existing rates are
to be maintained for two years.
Mosswood with improvements will
cost about $98,000, of ; which the pur
chase price was $62,500. The company
will place .with the council next Mon
day a certified cheJk for the rest of
the $200,000 and will then have com
plete arrangements for dismissal of
rate suits. : .
The question was raised of requiring
a bond to insure the development of
the San. Pablo watershed according! to
the proposed agreement. .Councilman
Vose was named to confer with the
company officials regarding the
of a bond for $350,000, the amount
which- the company Is w to expend in
1910, on the watershed. \u25a0" S.< H. Marks,'
secretary of the company, said that the
company, he thought, would willingly
guarantee to the city' by bond what
ever if should promise. Vose will re
port Thursday evening. \u25a0
According to the last' census there
were in Holland about 3,620,000 head of
livestock/nearly, half cattle. The dairy
ration is composed largely of oil meal
oroll'cake and grass or -hay. ' :
Gold pieces are the only coins of the
United States which are worth ' their
face value intrinsically.'. A'double eagle
contains $20 worths of gold,- without
counting the tenth part. of copper.'
The Porto Rlcan agricultural experii
ment station , reports* that Jaya,; coffee
growing-is now being introduced intb
the island , to meet the demand in the
United States for "a highly : flavored
aromatic. «offee." - »r
, The Marblfchead, one of ; the oldest
cruisers %in \* the navy, * has < been com-"
missioned "-in- the service \ of :the' ; Cali
fornia .state v naval* 'militia -at Mare
island. \u25a0> ' - . . -.- >
DIRECTORS NAME
ELIGIBLE LIST
Fiftyfive Teachers Are Chosen
by School Board to Fill
Vacancies
OAKLAND, April 25.— Fifty-five
teachers were agreed upon by the city
board of education this morning as the
eligible list which will be chosen at
the regular meeting 1 of May 14. The eli
gibles will be considered for appoint
ment to positions in the department to
fill whatever vacancies occur, and will
be selected in the order in which they
are named in the following list:
Receiving class teachers:
Adele Walsh Anne Altken
Alice Jespcrson Amanda ltlnkel
Isabella Stuart Anna T. Haley.
Grace Hussey May Slmms
Aagustlna Clark Ellen Burlingame
Ellen Cockefalr y
Intermediate class teachers:'
Blanche McNeal \u25a0 Harriet Smith
Orace Harris Kllxabeth Sargent
Julia Leigh Belle Megslnger
Edna Karle Margaret Owens
Helen Winchester Harriet Madden
Phyllis Rosenthal Blanche Doane -
Lejia Harry Augusta Syraons
Martha Tallifson . Mrs. Mary Millzncr
Julia Smith Leigh Dorothy SehultheU
Cora Thomas Alice Withlnflton
IMlt'j Archibald
Grammar grade teachers:
lessle Smith Pearl Cotnstoek /
Effle Nugent Kmma Blaiier
!,uln Sbelton Floy Pedigo
Adelaide Hainlin Lulu Klein
Alice I)ud>n Edith Jewett
Mary Rector May Carr
Ernestine Kraft . Kdith Hlrsch
Katherlno Drlscoll I<yln Fleck
Angle Webster Elma Swain
Mrs. Helen Skinner Vera Jones
Selma Floyd Jennie Richardson
Ida Parker
FUGITIVE WILL BE
TAKEN BACK TO KANSAS
SACRAMENTO, April 25.— Governor
Gillett today honored the requisition of
Governer Stubbs of Kansas for the re
turn to Kansas City of Philip M. Faris,
now under arrest in Oaktend for ob
taining ?65 on a worthless check.
PREDICTS SOCIALISTIC
AS COMING SOCIETY
BERKELEY, April 25. — The coming
society, according to the statements of
Prof. Walter Rauschenbusch, in his E.
T. Earl lecture before the Pacific theo
logical seminary, in the First Congre
gational church tonight, will be the
co-operative or the socialistic.
ZOO MONKEYS GIVE
MATINEE PERFORMANCE
Happy Family Attempts to
Mimic Keeper's Somersault
Several interesting exhibitions were
given recently at Bronx park zoo, New
\u25a0 York city. These exhibitions were de
vised, as one of the keepers declared,
"to keep up a respectable competition
with other circuses in town." .The few
who saw them were well paid for brav
ing the weather. . - \u25a0' ....... ; . '\u0084
The principal exhibition was unique.
The authorities of the zoo had been
perplexed 'for' weeks dri account of the
popularity of the northern rotunda of
the monkey house, where -Baldy and
Maggie, the humanlike chimpanzees,
have held the crowds enthralled, says
the New York Times. So much over
fed with peanuts were these particular
specimens of the monkey family that it
was considered wise to keep' them from
the public view . altogether. .'
But Keeper Reilly came to the rescue
with a suggestion. He. proposed to
make the southern wing o£, r the pri
mates' headquarters just as attractive
as the northern wing, and hoped thus
to divert th 6 attention from the over
taxed chimpanzees. His idea was to
put into one large outside cage nine
species, of monkeys of the smaller type,
selected according to their congeniality
and their ability to be clever. In all,
he assembled 37 monkeys, including
the species known as the Indian Man
gabey, the Red • Faced Mangabey, the
Moor Macque and the black ape. This
collection he called his "happy family,"
and he relied on them to make his plan
a success. \u25a0 m \
In the large cage he installed a. fully
equipped gymnasium. There was, first
of all," a springboard. Reilly himself
is somewhat of an athlete # and acro
bat, and. placing himself in the center
of his "happy family," he eet an ex
ample by making a complete turnover
in the air from the end of the spring
board. •
This proved too much for the imi
tators, however. In single file they ad
vanced to the end of the board, which
Reilly set into motion, but somehow
they could only tumble and jump, all
very amusing, however, for monkeys.
In, the reptile house Curator Dltmars
had arranged an education exhibit in
three parts, aiming to show how dis
eases are spread by rodents and how
certain reptiles do mankind a great
service by exterminating such harbing
ers. . ,' : '.».": '--\u25a0
A Pittsburg widow, who was com
pelled to sell her beautiful : hair in
order to keep her children from starv
ing, ; has received an offer .of mar
riage, from a rich man in Oklahoma..-
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CHOSEN MANAGER
OF FENCING TEAM
Miss Italia de^ Jarnette to Ar
range for Athletic Contests
With College Women
BERKELEY, April 25. — As a reward
for her clever work with th"c foils, with
which she -defeated all comers in the
recent class 'fencing matches, Miss
Italia Janita de Jarnette, a member of
the sophomore class of the university,
has been elected manager of the fenc
ing team by her colleagues. She will
arrange for matches next year, as well
as lead the women fencers in bouts.
Since entering the university two
years ago Miss de Jarnette has been
known as an athlete. She Is an ex
ceptionally clever fencer and won out
In the bouts for the university cham
pionship. Her ability as an oarsman
was shown in. the races woman's day,
February 22, on Lake Meriitt. ;
Miss de Jarnetto Is one of the few
women pursuing a law. course at the
university. . She, was a speaker in her
freshman year at the Friends church
when college students occupied the pul
pit. At that time she made a plea lor
a college chapel, a movement which
has been partially realized by the in
stitution of chapel services at Stiles
hall under the university faculty.
CENSUS WORK WILL
, CLOSE IN FOUR DAYS
Postoffice Department Offers
Free Mail for Enumerating
OAKLAND. April 25.— There remain
only four days in which to finish the
taking the census for this city.
At the postofflce a notice has been
posted to the effect that all Information
of a character sought by the census
bureau may be sent through the mails
free..
Persons who are uncertain as to
whether or not their names have been
entered properly by the enumerators
may make use of this plan or call up
the office of Superintendent Burke. The
telephones follow: Pacific phone, Oak
land 2736; Home phone A 1317.
COUNCILMEN TO TALK
ON ASPHALT PAVING
OAKLAND, April 25. — For the pur
pose of thoroughly discussing the pro
posed paving .of East Fourteenth street
in Fruitvale and Melrose with asphalt,
a mass meeting will be held Wednes
day evening in the Central hall of Mel
rose. under the auspices of the Melrose
Citizens' club.
Councilmen R. C. Vose and Oliver
Ellsworth and Superintendent of Streets
Howe will address the meeting.
City Councilman A. H. Elliot will also
deliver an address on the new charter.
PROPOSES TO HAVE ,
BERKELEY BOYS' BAND
BERKELEY, April, 25..— Attendance
Officer' Frank McAllister of the Berk
eley school, has been in consultation
with Sidney S. Peixotto of the Colum
bia Park Boys' club of San Francisco
regarding the establishment of a boys'
band composed of pupils of the Berke
ley schools. . ~ i •
Suburban Brevities
SIGMA PHI MEMBEK DlES— Oakland. April 25.
<Juy park Needham, son of Hot. Arnold T.
..Necdbain, who was seoretary of the oxecutlre
. committee during the Grand Army encampment
held last week in Ujls olty, died a fortnight
. Hjro In Philadelphia." whore ho was nttenditiß
• the University nt PennsylTanla. Needham was
a menibw of the Sigma Phi Sigma fraternity.
MOTHER OF TEACHER DlES— Alameda, April
23. — Mrs. Susie A. Dyer, mother of Miss Susie
X. Dyer, n member "f the faculty of the
- Alameda high .school, . died last night after a
brief attack of pneumonia.' The body Is to
be sent to Ottawa, 111., for Interment. Mrs.
l>yer bad lived in Alameda for nine years.
TO RECEIVE GRAND OFFICERS— OakIand.
. April 25.— Fruitrale parlor. Native Daughters
of the Golden Wost, will receive an official
visit Thursday-night from Mrs. Kminn W. Lll
lie. grand . president of the order, and Mi*s
\u25a0 I,Hiira J. Frakes, grand secretary.
WILL INVESTIGATE DEATH— Oakland, April
' 25.— The coroner will hold :an inquest Thurs
day, May 5, into the death of Dr. E. George
Stfatton, the. physician, who was found dead
by bis wife last night In bis bed at bis home,
122 Lake street.
SALVADOR VALENCIA DlES— Berkeley. April
23. — Salvador Valencia, a barber of 1367 AsEby
avenne. who fell off a streetcar Saturday night v
sustaining a fractured skull, died this morn
ing at ' the Boose velt hospital. :
WILL BUILD CHURCH— Oakland. April 2.'>.—
.Her. P. M. Mcllngh. the pastdr of the newly
created parish of St. Jarlath. Is taking pre
liminary steps toward securing funds for the
•erection of a church. . . . :
RUESS WILL TALK— Oakland. April 23.—Chris
topher Rues*, probation officer of Alameda
county,' will deliver an address Wednesday aft
ernoon on - "Home Influence" before the Wash
ington school mothers' club.
PASTOR TO GO ABROAD— Oakland. April 25.—
Uev.' Charles R. Brown, pastor of the ' First
" Congregational church, and • Mrs. Brown will
\u25a0 leave May 3 for. a vacation tour of Japan.
PASSOVER -SERVICES HELIi— Oakland, April
. 25. — Passover services were held yesterday and
.. today In .the, Hebrew synagogues. : . ,
i\Ais3 de Jarnette,
Who Is Champion
University Fencer
MANDOLIN PLAYERS
READY FOR A TOUR
Fifteen Members Will Make
Journey to Chicago This
Summer With Glee Club
BERKELEY. April 23.— After a series
of tryouts the 15 students who will take
the trip to Chicago this summer with
the mandolin club have been selected.
The start will be made from Richmond
May 18 by the glee and mandolin clubs.
The latter organization will be made
up of: y i
R. Hill E. It. PlckCTer
K. n. Fcrtig U H. Hlbbard
K. K. r;rnnt H. G. Adams
I-,-»K. I'fau S. t\e la Cuesta
S. H. Day K. Wolfsohn
11. D. Maxwell S. f: Brjan
I>. de KrPtnpry C. E. Elliott
J. de Freniery
The personnel of the glee club will
be announced in a few days.
• • •
The Blue and Gold, the class annual,
appeared on the campus today from the
pen of Editor I*. A. Langstroth and his
staff, and under the "management of
John Pike. . /
PAPER CARRIER SAVES
HOUSE FROM THE FLAMES
Vacant Cottage Set on Fire by
Incendiary
OAKLAND, April 25.— The police and
fire warden are investigating the re
| port of a supposed incendiary fire in
a vacant cottage at 16S Klghth street
made this morning by C. E. Oxford of
170 Eighth street. Oxford said the
blaze was discovered by a newspaper
carrier, who saw smoke in the base
ment of the cottage and who put out
the fire before damage had resulted.
The room was filled with a kerosene
odor.
MAY ESTABLISH NEW
STEAMSHIP SERVICE

Government Pacific Coast Line
to Panama Probable
OAKLAND. April 25. — That a govern
ment steamship line to operate between
the isthmus of Panama and Pacific
coast ports may be established in the
near future was announced at the
Chamber of Commerce by Secretary
Denison today.^jvho is in -receipt of a
letter from Congressman D. E. Mc-
Kinlay, in which McKinlay asserts that
the conditions at the capital for carry
ing out the proposed scheme are very
favorable.
OAKLAND ATTRACTING
EASTERN INVESTORS
Party of Prominent Oklahom
ites Coining in June
OAKLAND, April 25. — T. O. Halgrln.
a businessman of Oklahoma City, has
written to the Oakland chamber of
commerce that he will make up a
party, including many influential men
and women of his city. In June for the
purpose of making a trip to Oakland to
inspect the east bay property and
probably invest In property.
-NATIVE DAUGHTERS' MEMORIAL— OakIand.
\u25a0 April 25. — All the. AMm "In county parlors of
the JfatWe Daughters of the Golden West will
combine in memorial serrlces Sunday after
noon at 3 o'clock, at the First Unitarian
.church. Fourteenth street, at Castro. The ad
, dress of the day will be delivered by A. L.
Frlck. . "•\u25a0;.-.
HUSBAND DENIES
HYPNOTIZING WIFE
Q. H. Nevatt~Files Cross Com»
plaint in Suit for Divorce,
Alleging Desertion
OAKLANT>. April 23. — In an answer
filed today Gordan H. Nevatt denies the
allegations made by his wife. Myrtle,
that he often hypnotized her while
they lived together and made life mis
erable for her by his hypnotlce influ
ence upon her. She also accused him
of kidnaping their child and deserting
her. .
Nevatt accompanied hia denial with a
cross complaint, in which he says she
deserted him.
The following new suits for divorce
were begun today:
Gertrude against Bert Thomason.
desertion; John \V. against Florence I.
Chlcou, desertion; Clara against Albert
Frontier, desertion.
The following were granted decrees
of divorce:
Marion against Cornelia Hall. Inter
locutory, desertion; Mary against Al
bert Cox, interlocutory, desertion;
Jeannette against Pierre final,
desertion; Jean against James H, l:ob
bins, flnal, desertion; Grace against
Charles Mumaugh. interlocutory, de
sertion.
DEMURE LITTLE WOMAN
THRASHES BIG MAN
Mrs. Roberts Whips Former
Poundmaster G. A. Roff
OAKLAND. April 25. — Because she
said he called her vile names. Mrs. Olga
Roberts, a "demure little woman living
in Pine street In Elmhurst. this morn-
Ing thrashed big, husky G. A. Roff, for
mer poundmaster of the district, until
he begged for mercy. The woman de
clared that the man used unprintable
language to her during the course of
an argument.
Later in the day Roff, lm face look
ing as if it had been used by Jeffries
for a punching bag. appeared at the
Melrose branch police station and
swore to a complaint charging Mrs.
Roberts with battery. The woman was
released upon deposit of ball.
George St. Clair was arrested at 2905
Hopkins street, in upper Fruitvale, last
night for selling liquor without a. li
cense. .He was admitted to bail In the
sum of |100.
EAGLES' STREET FAIR
PLANS ARE MATURING
Carnival to Open Monday Night
at Fruitvalc
OAKLAND. April 23. — AH is in read
iness for the opening Monday night
of the big street fair and carnival to be
given under the auspices of the Fruit
vale aerie of Eagles and the mer
chants of F*uitvale and Melrose.
The work of decorating: East Four
teenth street with gayly colored flags
has been completed.
Fruitvale avenue will also be gayly
decorated for the big street fair. In
candescent lights in vari-colored fes
toons will be strung- across the streets
between Fruitvale and Melrose.
SAN LEANDRO SELLS
POWER FRANCHISE
SAN LEANDRO. April 25.— For the
small sum of $5S the People's power
and light company have been granted a
franchise to operate in this city.
J. J. Gill, who was re-elected pres
ident of the board of trustees, has ap
pointed the following committees for
the ensuing year:
Ordinance nnd Judiciary — Dr. C. L.
Coleman. L. J Andrade and M. J. And
rade. Fire and water — Andrad«\ Fred
Schmidt and Coleman. Street — Schmidt,
Andrade and Coleman. Finance — Toffel
mier, Schmidt and Coleman.
Chief Engineer John D. Vogt of the
fire department has resigned.
Marriage Licenses
OAKLAND. April 23.— The following m.irrai-.;
licenses were Issned today:
Lewis A. IlUDarn. :?". Saa Francisco, ami
Alice L. Tubbs. 33. Oakland.
Alonsa A. Henderson. 24, «nd OlWe C. Foun-
tain. IS. both of Oakland.
Robert U WUbtmaa. 26, and Alma THltnan.
24. both of Oakland.
Edmund A. Powell. 1!>. Alrarado, and Ellz
abeth F. Campbell. I*. Berkeley.
Joaepb A. Vennet, 40. ami Alice Van Keutei.
S3. both of Oakland. , .
William T. Wagner. 35. Stockton, ami AHoe
McFadden, 25, San Francisco.
Charles Lee Easterday. 3t>, and Margaret Jl.
Boa, nt. both of San Francisco.
Frank W. Hartley. 20. Alameda, and Jessie
; B. i?trobrldft<». 2^. Oakland.
Joseph 11. Thomas. 43, and Mary E. Edwards.
3S. both of Emeryville.
William Kelday, 43. and Margaret J. Soollte.
40, both of San Francisco.
Ayres J. Senna. 22. Oakland, and Sablna Ftsrro.
IS. Berkeley.
Kay O. Lorentzen. 23. Oakland, and Frfctla C.
Stettin. 22. San Francisco.
Samuel A. Jaeger. 23, and Lillian Flak. 2S.
both of Oakland.
Giovanni Maecario. 23, and Caroline Rainpeor.
22. both of Oakland.
CATHOLIC LADIES ORGANIZE— Oakland. Aj.rl?
25. — A new branch of the Catholic LaU'o*
aid society has been established In St. Joseph's
church parish. Mrs. A. Martins has been elect-
ed president.
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