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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO PLEASING WELCOME FOR POPULAR GIRLS Entertainments Are Planned in Honor of Miss Harriet and Miss Marion Stone OAKLAND, May, 4.— Miss Harriet Stone and Miss Marion Stone will re turn next week from New York, where the two popular youns sisters have been atttndiiij? one of the exclusive Jinishinß schools. They will be cor tlially received by the younger set, who j are already planning a round of social j gayety by way of welcome to their midst. As soon as Miss Helen Stone is con valescent after the. serious operation to : ivhich s?hc- submitted a week or so ago, the Stone family will go to their coun try place, for the summer, expecting to return early in October. Next winter they will lease a San Francisco residence, when the formal : Introduction of Miss Harriet Stone will be among the brilliant events of the tarlier season. Miss Marion Stone will return to the Atlantic coast for another year in school, her debut being post poned until the following winter. Witt Dougherty was a host over the week end. entertaining friends at the country place of the Doughertys in Pleasanton. Among those from town who enjoyed the house party were Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Crosby, Miss Emma I Grimwood, Miss Elsie Marwedel and I Mrs. A. L. Snyder will be a hostess of the week, extending the hospitality of her Linda Vista home to a number of yuests Saturday afternoon, bridge and tea offering the pleasure for the hour. "'- - •-;\u25a0. •• \u25a0 "• •-. •' Tomorrow Mrs. August Schilling will preside at one of the most elaborate luncheons of* the week, her guests in cluding a large number of the exclu sive matrons of the smart set from both sides of the bay. This afternoon Miss Helen Dornin was the Inspiration for a charmingly arranged affair. Miss Lucy Fennessey asking .several friends to greet the j bride elect, whose wedding with Wil liam S. Childs is announced for the early fall. • . \u25a0•'\u25a0 : \u25a0" *l . After two months spent at Carmel by the Sea, Mrs. William S. Farley has re turned to her Clareinont home. The home of the William Pierce Johnsons in Monte Vista avenue was the scene of a unique affair this even ing, when Miss Josephine Johnson en tertained at a baby party, the guests from both sides of the bay appearing in the garb of infants. A dance and sup per rounded out the occasion. \u25a0,• • • Miss Isabelle Morris, one of the sum mer's brides elect, is the motif for the large tea over which Miss Marjorie Stanton presides this week at her home ! in Berkeley. . i • , * ',*'\u25a0':'-- I The closing concert of the Eurydice club this season is announced for the evening of Wednesday. May IS, in Ma ple hall. The chorus of 40 women's voices, under the direction of Mrs. Grace Davis Northrup, has made a dis tinct place in the musical circles of the bay cities and the occasional evenings of song are reckoned among the not able events of the . winter. The club will be assisted in the program for the May concert by Mrs. Alma Berglund Winchester, soprano, and Miss Irene Howland, contralto. One of the inter esting numbers will be "Sea Faries." by Mrs. H. H. Beach. Miss Elsie Marwedel. a gifted Fruitvale girl, is president of the large musical organization which has its quarters in Maple hall. • • • \u25a0 \u25a0< \u25a0 An event of interest to society and musical circles takes place in the Town and Gown club house tomorrow even ing, when Miss Edna Cadwalader gives a violin recital, assisted by Miss Lena Frazee, mezzo soprano; Frederick Man rer Jr., pianist; Thomas .Dobeon, ac companist. The patronesses for the important musical event of the week are: l^> Mrs. Henry Martinez |Mrs. C. Loxubardi Mrs. Jessie Wilson Tsy- Mrs. J. M. Pierce lor (Mrs. Georg-e A. Morris Mrs. James 1«> Conte Mm. Charles Dutton . , Mre- John Galen .How- Mrs. Edward Horton ard Miss Eleanor Conneil Mrs. Clark Bornham Mrs. S. C. Self ridge Mr*. R. Rising * Mm. Charles Hnjrjrins Mrs. William E. Colby (Mrs. A. S. HallWie Mrs. Charles Mohrhardt Mrs. L. A. Hodman Mrs. Elizabeth Wittpr I Mrs. W. H. Dow PENINSULA TOWNS TO GET NEW LOCAL TRAIN Southern Pacific Will Improve Evening Service [Special Dispatch lo The Call] BURLINGAME. May 4.— As a result of the efforts of the transportation committee of the Burltngame property owners* association, representatives of the various civic bodies of the penin sula towns, held a meeting 1 with F. .E. Batturs of the Southern Pacific com pany in San Francisco this afternoon, but little was accomplished. Batturs consented to put on an ad ditional local train, which will arrive In San Francisco at 7:35 p.m. He de clared that the company would not put on a train leaving San Francisco at 10 p.m., because the -travel did not warrant it. A reduction in rates for peninsula points is impossible, acording to Bat turs, who .said that the local rates were no higher than those across the bay, anJ that the high cost of main tenance of the road to San Jose makes low rates impossible. Among those who attended the con ference were F. S. Glunk, and H. H. Hubber of Burlingame, Captain H. Is*. Hoyden of San Mateo, J. W. Farns worth of Redwood City and \V. H Kelly of Palo Alto. NEW COURTHOUSE IS ; ' READY FOR FURNITURE San Mateo County Formally Ac cepts Structure [Special Dupaich lo The Call] REDWOOD CITY, May 4. — San Mateo county's new $223,000 courthouse was formally accepted by the board of su pervisors in special session this morn ing, and the H. S. Crocker-company and W. & J. Sloane were notified that they maj' begin to install the furnishings. The total cost of the unfurnisheJ building was J220.327.26. Glenn Allen, the architect, was allowed 5 per cent of this sum, or $11,016. James N'ealon, secretary of the O'Brien construction company, • an nounced at the meeting that his firm will give, a banquet in honor of the opening of the edifice. The supervisors appointed Charles H. McGlynn and William Kelting of Red wood City watchmen on : the court house premises. Same old etory. but new prices dally at H. Schellhaas' furniture sale. 11th st. at Franklin, I. O. O. F. building. • GIRLS SURPASS BOYS IN CLASS Show Better Scholarship at Berkeley High School, but Attendance Poorer BERKELEY. May 4.— By figures which he has compiled since he took charge of the high school work several months ago. Principal Gilbert N. Brink shows that while the girl pupils are less regu lar in their attendance than the boys their scholarship is higher. He submit ted a report of the data he had collected to the board of education. He reported: "The striking fact indicated by the tables is the very direct and immediate bearing that Irregular attendance has upon the number of pupils failing. While the mean number of days' at tendance per pupil is 86.23, an average of but 4.77 days' absence per pupil, it carries with it failures 8 per cent jn excess of failures among those whose attendance is perfect. "With reference to the boys, the tables show that an absence of only five days during the term increases the percentage of failures by 11 per cent; an absence of 10 days increases them by 24 per cent; while of the boys who were absent as much as 15 days during the term no less than 70 per cent failed in at least one subject. The data for the girls gives the same results. "Another interesting fact brought to light is that the boys are more regular in their attendance than the girls, but that the percentage, of girls securing satisfactory rating in their subjects Is greater than for the boys. It appears from this that the girls are better scholars than the boys, but less reliable in the matter of attendance." KING'S DAUGHTERS RAISING BIG FUND Effort to Secure $100,000 Meets With Encouragement OAKLAND, May 4. — When the work ers, in the- 10 day $100,000 King's Daughters' campaign brought in their day"s subscriptions this evening it caused the immense hand on the giant illuminated clock in City Hall square to point to the 527,000 mark as a re sult of the three days' canvass. That the sum for the new home for incur ables will be secured is now practi cally assured. As the campaign' grows apace the enthusiasm waxes warmer and the 200 campaign workers, all members of the organization, are determined that the amount will be pledged by midnight, May 12. , The results have been highly grati fying. Thus far only the outlying dis tricts of Oakland, Alameda and Berke ley have been canvassed. By tomor row the workers will be busy in the business sections, when it is expected that many of the larger commercial institutions and individuals of means will subscribe amounts of generous proportions. In addition to many sums ranging from $25 and upward secured by the workers today, H. C. Taft subscribed $1,000, Sherman, Clay & Co. $500 and H: C. Capwell company $500. Director General Noel H. Jacks will tomorrow address the Rotary club at its noonday luncheon on the work the home has accomplished and what its aims are for the future. It is likely that it will be the means of swelling the subscription list considerably. At a meeting of-the building trades council last evening Mrs. H. C. Dow, one of the prominent leaders, secured* more than- SIOO in small subscriptions from the members. The friendly ri valry between the two divisions, one under Mrs. Matilda Brown, the other under Mrs. C. C. Clay, grows warmer as the campaign progresses. .: TO PARTICIPATE IN FESTIVAL— Hayword. May 4. — With floats, fraternal bodies and dec orated automobiles. Hay ward plans to take a prominent part in the cherry fcstiral to be held in San Leandro in June. Senator E. K. Strobridße. James S. French, Dr. C. Corwin, ,A. W. Beans. Jesse H. Woods and John A. Park hare been appointed by Mayor . C. W. Heyer to make arrangements for the display. If WALTER S. MACKAY & COMPANY 1 X C&rpsts &t* Cost* 'A' -. .: •, \u25a0- . : ; . ... " On Monday morning and for two weeks are offered at actual landed cost two of the best known makes and qualities of Carpet. A large assortment of desirable patterns and in quantities to suit. BIGELOW AND LOWELL I | BIGELOW, AND LOWELL . Axminster Body Brussels $;\u25a0 1 : O X per Or | *\ c pcr '\u25a0'" * •~«' yard <P .1 • » JT yard ...; '..' __' Stickley -Bros. \u25a0«*\u25a0«>\u25a0 fßTMtiu! : : c=^^^^y Arts and Crafts $ I*J I j |p S HI pv\. . '.. 't l I | Recent; arrivals of raj \u25a0 ;/• fsfli \u0084' |!!J • v'| I car shipment permit us j |||i^^ f | I i^g|ls!!ggiii \l Vy\ to show -unusually . -j^^^^^sk^ : ft | • B*-* 1 " complete line of this '• jEJBfJJJ'' \u25a0 '.'.\u25a0 W-\u25a0 V \u25a0\u25a0-- high grade, low priced \u25a0;.; I i^^^^S'B-V-' d* | O f\f\ Furniture for all pur- I [ W^\ lL^_ f\_ f, Something new: Overtufted Bungalow Art Furniture, covering in Craftsman Cloth— Chairs, Rockers, Settees; well made and inexpensiyeV See Display in our window. '-$, : WSm \u25a0 " ':'"\u25a0: \u25a0- /. .\ ' \u25a0- \u25a0\u25a0 •v : ;tm,,M^tom_ | 418-424 FOURtEENTHfST, I s'''^' THE iSA^T FRANCISCO GALLy- THURSDAY- MAY 5; 1910; SENIORS TO GIVE PIANO TO SCHOOL June Graduates of Berkeley High to Raise Funds and Purchase Instrument BERKELEY. May 4. — The students of the senior class of the Berkeley high school will stage the three act comic opera. "His Excellency the Governor" at the. school auditorium Friday, night for the purpose of securing funds with' which to purchase a grand piano. : The instrument. will be left with the high school as the gift of. the class which will be graduated in June. : _ Preparations for the opera have been under way for some time, : and the entire student body is actively inter ested. , ' Two rallies will be held in the school yard Friday, when the student band and several performers will go through an Impromptu show, the object of which will be to attract the attention of every one to the event of the even ing. In addition to the comic opera the management has arranged for two spe cial acts to be given during the wait between scenes. During the first inter mission the Florodora sextet will be given and during , the second a musical act, "The Six Matinee Girls,", will' be produced. , . The cast of the opera" includes Miss Rose Barker, Miss Ruby Mays, Ray Gunn, Roy Hunt and Kurt Steindorff. Marion Scott, Fannie Thompson, Paula McGibbon, Winona Moore, Leota Bare and Lucille Wickson will consti tute i the. sextet, and the matinee girls will be Miss Lucy Pray, Miss Anita Truman, Miss Belle Bowen, -Miss* Mil dred Clark** Miss Ruth' Bowers and Miss Paula McGibbon. The orchestra will be under the direction of Ernest Lacell, one of the students. SAN RAFAEL OFFERED A NEW. ELECTRIC ROAD Real Estate Dealer and Capital- ists Ask for Franchise [Special Dispatch to The Call] SAN RAFAEL, May 4. — W. L. Court right, a real estate man, has filed a pe tition with the town trustees in behalf of himself and San Francisco capital ists, asking for a franchise to operate an electric railway in Fourth street as far as the town limits toward San Anselmo. Merchants here have been advocating a street railway from San Rafael to Ross valley towns for many months and Courtright's petition is regarded as the initial step in that direction. The board passed the matter up to City Attorney Joseph Hawkins for his opinion. i FORMER TRANSPORT ENGINEER IS DEAD Frank V. James Dies at His Home in Alameda ALAMEDA, May 4.— Frank V. James, a marine engineer, died this morning at his home in Park avenue. He was at one time chief engineer of the trans port Warren and later chief engineer of the steamer Frisbie. James was a native of Sacramento and was 43 years of age. He is survived by his wife 'and three children. He was a member of the Masons, Royal Arcanum and the marine engineers' association. RELIANCE CLUB ELECTION— OakIand, May 4. Reliance athletic club will hold Its annual meetiiiß Thursday evening for the' election of officers and directors. • MRS. ELLA M. McCAIN SUMMONED— A la roeda, Mdy 4. — Mrs. Kiln M. .McCain, a resi dent of this city for IS years, died ' today .at the home of her niece. Miss Clara K. Uc>in mel. She was the widow of .tunics S. Mc- Cain and mother of Arthur L. Greene. MERCHANT CALLED BY DEATH— Oakland, May 4. — George Fritz Dlede.l, a pioneer mer chant of this city, died yesterday at his home, 12fi2 Eichth street, at the -age of r.« years, and will be buried Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the funeral to' be under tue auspices of the Odd Fellows. Miss ißuby Mays, Who Will Appear In Comic Opera EAGLES' NIGHT IS HELD AT CARNIVAL OAKLAND, May 4.— A faternal pa rade half a mile long, participated in by 3,000 members of the Fraternal Or der of Eagles, 'marching from : Mel rose to Fruitvale avenue along East Fourteenth' street, marked the observ ance this evening. of Eagles' night at the Fruitvale street fair and carnival. Every aerie in the bay counties was represented in the procession, which was led by acting Captain of Police E. T. Brown, with a platoon of mounted men, Supervisor W. B. Bridge, director general of the festival, and Queen Ada and her attendants on a handsome float. MORE COMIXG TODAY Large delegations and drum corps represented the following aeries in the parade: San Francisco Nos. 5 and 61, Oakland No. 7, Alameda No. 1076, Cali fornia No. 1432 of Berkeley, Fruitvale No. 1375, ' San Jose No. S, Eden of Hay ward, Livermore, Sausalito and San Mateo. Tomorrow night the delega tion of 500 Eagles who are to at tend the grand lodge at Ukiah will pay an official visit to the carnival. . This afternoon three exciting races, participated in by athletes from va rious schools and colleges on this side of the bay, were held, handsome cups being awarded the winners. The re sult of races was as follows: Five mile race — Lester Manning (Acme ath letic club), first; 26 flat; 11. Young (Fre mont high school), second; C. Walters (Acme), third. One mile race — C. ,B. Cole. (Fremont), first; A. , King (St. Mary's college), second; G. -Martin (un attached), third.- 440 yard dash — Thomas R. (Miller (unattached), first; Ed Martin (St. Mary's),; second; MV: Whitney (University of California), third. BABY SHOW TODAY The baby show and baby buggy pa rade, in which the prettiest and rosiest of Alameda county infants! will partici pate, will be held tomorrow afternoon. The ;procession of decorated baby car riages will pass from the Fruitvale library to the carnival grounds, where the judges will, award a score of valu able prizes. The judges, who were se lected today, are: Mrs. J. H. Callen, Mrs. J. C. Holland, Mrs. John Mac- Donald, C. Leidecker and Supervisor W. B, Bridge. The program tomorrow evening will be in charge, of the various camps of the, Woodmen of the World in Alameda county. WHALER'S WILL IS ON SLIP OF PAPER Reverse Side Bears Infantile \ Drawings of Animals by OAKLAND, May 4.— On a small slip of paper, covered on the reverse side with crude drawings his children had made of , dogs,, cats and pigs, the late, Captain Bartholomew Koehler made his will last October. He lost his life a few weeks ago, when the whaling vessel which he commanded was wrecked off the coast of Alaska. The, will was read today in Judge Wells' court. It . is singular In its con tents as well as in its form. Koehler made It one day while he was watch ing, his four children at play at his home. 1107 Tenth avenue. , It reads as follows: "This is to certify that Mrs. Mary Walker, is to share. alike with my chil dren in my estate in < case of my death. Also to be the guardian of my chil dren." \- Mrs. Walker is the children's aunt. Acting under the . instructions of the dead .mariner. Judge ' Wells I today ap pointed her guardian over the four motherless little children of Koehler. The estate has a value of about $4,000. HEALTH BOARD DEMANDS BETTER CITY WATER Steps Taken to Compel Com- pany to Clean Reservoir BERKELEY, May 4.— The* city board of health: decided today, to take steps to force the People's water company to clean the reservoir in tha northern* part of the city that the water shall not have an unpleasant , odor and contain weeds and other vegetation." A number of complaints have been made recently of the water from the North Berkeley reservoir and, although. the water k has been analyzed and found to contain nothing detrimental to health, tha board of health has nevertheless or dered the company to clean the reser voir or. else place a roof over it that the sun's rays may not strike the water. '\u25a0\u25a0-,' \u25a0 . \u25a0 ' " \ * On February 26th Mr. Pendleton said: "The people of Oakland may feel as- sured that into this plan Mr. Tevis can bring financial backing, experience, gained through his presidency of other water companies, and a reputation of incorruptible character. V \ Jm - • The other point I would emphasize, and that is, Mr. Tevis has the water." On 1 May 2d Mr. Pendleton said: "If the Pteople's Water Company breaks with the city in this proposed compromise I, for one, see no way in which the city is to be pro- tected in the event of a water famine, which may come in any one dry year!" If Mr. Tevis has the water, the financial backing, and is coming into Oakland, why raise this horrid specter in our quiet midst, Mr. BAY CITIES WATER COMPANY First National Bank Bldg. ' Telephones: OAKLAND Oakland 1309: A-2795 MAYOR OBJECTS TO WARD PATRIOTISM Mott Adjures Councilmen to Work for Whole City In stead of Sections OAKLAND, May, 4.— Councilmen were adjured, by Mayor- Frank K. .Mott to work less for their separate wards and more for. the city as a whole at a meet ing, of. the board of public works this morning. 'Councilman R. C. Vose ap peared before the board to secure its sanction for the city council resolution ordering .^electroliers in Twenty-third avenue from east Twelfth street to east Twenty-seventh. Vose was told that the city lighting bill for the coming fiscal year would be so high that the city could ill af ford-so many electroliers. The mayor and City Engineer Turner opposed the placing of many more of the decorative lights in the streets. "I- think council action in this mat ter should be mandatory," contended Vose. "We eleven men pass a resolu tion to have It' annulled by you three in this board. When the board of pub lic works asks for,' an appropriation It usually gets It." ' . "You have the wrong, point of view, Mr. was the mayor's response. "Councilmen should" work less for the wards they are elected from and more for the: city they serve. I am willing to see electroliers. in the business dis tricts, but I am. against placing them In Twenty-third avenue, not in the shop section, . but up to the foothills. The city electrician has. informed me that the municipal street lighting expenses next year, beginning July 1, will ex ceed $128,000.- To put all these electro liers in Twenty-third avenue would make.an. added expense of $2,500." After further parley, the board left the matter in the hands of the mayor, who will tour the avenue with Vose and report at the next meeting. | Marriage Licenses ] OAKLAND, Slay 4.— The following marriage licenses were issued today: • . Vincent Maßglo, 2G. and CamelHe Messina, IS. both of San Jose. Hllllard W. Lewis, 21, and Ethel R. Mclntier. 17.- both of Oakland. HUFF HEIRS PAY $600 FOR TAXES OAKLAND. May 4. — County Treasurer M. J." Kelly's suit against the heirs of Socrates Huff was compromised today in court for $600. Kelly sued to collect inheritance taxes on property that Huff had transr f erred to a company before his death. He gave his children a number of shares and kept 12,220 of them. A memorandum directing: the distri bution of the remaining shares was found after his death. His heirs re sisted the payment of inheritance taxes on the score* that the instrument was not a will. CLUB BACKS BOUD ISSUE— Oakland. May 4.— Tlie First Ward Improvement dob ha 9 adopted a resolution supportinff the $3.200.0t>0 pro^wMi bond issue for school improvements*. It objects ' to any -reduction in the sum named^ . \u25a0 '"' ' "™TnPflltil vullul llvLutll A Pleasing Sense of Health and Strength Renewed and of Ease and Comfort follow-3 the use of Syrup of Figs an<l Elixir of Senna, as it acts gently on the kidneys, liver and bowels, cleans- ing the system effectually, when con- stipated, or bilious, and dispels colds and headaches. To get its beneficial effects, always buy the genuine, manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co.