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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO STREET WORK PLAN MAY BE ALTERED Board of Public Works Asked to Make Concessions to Con tracting Firm OAKLAND. May IS. — Attorney Charles E. Snook and Bernard Ran some, representing the Ransome-Crum mey construction company, appeared before the board of public works dur jng this morning's meeting and asked that in the paving of Broadway, as proposed and awarded to their com pany recently, the company be allowed to proceed in the same manner In which other streets in the city had been paved, arguing that the plan proposed by the superintendent of streets would lie up traffic in Broadway and would also result in an unsmooth piece of work. Ranfome said: '"To conform with the requirements of the superintendent of streets cover ing this work would necessitate the construction of one block or piece at a time, and we would have to Jump about from one place to another in the construction work. This condition is caused by the fact that the Traction company grants us only seven days, cuspension of traflie in any one section. If we were paving one section, and this period elapsed, car service would again start and the work would be blocked, and we would have to commence in a new section to secure the suspension of traffic again." Attorney Snook said that the com pany wanted to pave the street, as the other thoroughfares had been paved. He said that such a method meant to pave one side of the street from end to end, leaving the other side open to traffic in the meantime. When one side became completed it would be opened to traffic, and work commenced on the other in the same manner. The work on each side would be left off two feet from the car tracks, and when both sides ' were completed the tracks Khould be finished as a separate job. City Attorney Stetson indorsed the proposition, but the city engineer did not favor it on the ground that a ridjse would be left on either side of the tracks two feet from the outer rail, extending the length of the street. He cited the trouble that had been caused by such a state in Sixteenth street. Ransome pointed out that if the street were paved in sections, ridges would result at intervals clear across the street. The matter was finally referred to the city engineer and city attorney, with instructions to avoid the blockad ing of traffic in any event. The matter of providing plans, speci fications and estimates for a salt water system to protect Peralta heights from fire dangers, which resulted f roni •an appeal on the part of residents in that section that their water supply had been shut off once too often, was re ferred to the city engineer. ..- X V Bids for t-he extension of a pipe Eys tom of the salt water plant along Sec ond street between Market and Oak, \u25a0and the construction of an outlet at Webster street for connection with the fireboat, were referred to the city at torney for investigation. CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE WILL HOLD MEETING Continues Work for New King's Daughters' Home OAKLAND, May IS. — Sections of this city not already carefully covered by the King's Daughters' campaign com mittee, which is endeavoring to raise $100,000 for the erection of a new home, •n-ill . for the next two days be the object of a severe coin getting cam paign and Friday afternoon at the I'irst Presbyterian church at Fourteenth and Franklin streets the results of the campaign up to date -will be announced. The sum of $55,000 has already been secured and it is hoped that the full amount will be gathered by May 20. The second week of the fight for funds for the new structure began Monday when an army of women started on a crusade to swell the build ing fund. A branch office has been established at Fourteenth street and San Pablo avenue in a small tent and all subscriptions will be received there either by telephone or in person. The business office and campaign headquarters for the campaign com mittee are in the building at the Junc tion of Telegraph avenue and. Broad way. GRAND ARMY MEN TO HONOR THEIR DEAD Committees Are Named to Ar range Memorial OAKLAND, May 18. — The fallowing committees have been appointed by the • Grand Army posts, to take charge of the Memorial day services: \u25a0 Transportation — Z. >'. Goldsby, Porter post; John O. Little. I^on post; L.. C. Gould, Lookout Mountain post. Program — L. C. Gould. Rev. A- T. Need ham. Porter post; H. H. Woodruff, Appomattor post. T. O. Crawford has been invited to deliver a five minute address during the exercises at the new soldiers' plat in Mountain View cemetery. John C. . Spellman, past commander of Lyon post, pwill have charge of the work of obtaining flowers. Revl J. H. Curry will deliver the In vocation, and J. W. McClymonds, su perintendent of schools, will Dead Lin coln's* Gettysburg address at the ceme tery. JUDGE HARRIS' FATHER IS CALLED BY DEATH Pioneer Resident of. Pleasanton Had Reached Advanced Age OAKLAND. May IS.— William Harris, father of Superior Judge T. W. Harris, died this morning at his son's resi dence, 255 Perry street. He was 86 years of age and a pioneer of Pleas anton, where he resided until his wife died, a few years ago. since which time he lived with Judge Harris. The elder Harris was stricken a few days ago, and on account of his old age was unable to rally. The superior, court adjourned out of respect for his mem ory this afternoon. lawyer surrenders to police Sergeant J. F. Watts Charged With Bat- tery by Attorney OAKLAND. May 18.— J. T. Watts, an attorney of this city, surrendered him self to Sergeant \ Walters today on a charge of battery preferred by James P. Montgomery. He was released "on $30 ball. The arrest came as a result of a personal encounter between the two attorneys during a case recently held in Justice of the Peace Quinn's court, at which time the defendant struck Montgomery in the face. Comet has: come "and "gone, but" H. Echcllhaas is. still at" llta su,' Oakland. \u2666 Claremont Hills Scene of Al Fresco Performance Ttdo notable additions to cast of "As You Life It," to be played in Claremont hills. . . . CLEVER AMATEURS CAST FOR PLAY Dress Rehearsals of "As You Like It" Are Begun This Week BERKELEY, May IS. — The best amateur histrionic talent of Berkeley will join with some of. the most promi nent businessmen and social leaders in the production of "As You Like It" in the Claremont hills May 30. Mme. Ada Dow Currier, who is di recting the rehearsals, has assigned roles in the play to Mrs. Walter Man chester and Miss Louvia Rogers, two prominent Berkeley r wpmen. With Mayor Beverly Hodghead and the other amateur thesplans, they are working daily toward perfecting the coming presentation. There will be 21 leading characters in the cast, besides the lords and ladies, shepherds and shepherdesses, pages and court attendants, who will frolic through the hillsiJe vale chosen for the performance. • The entire cast will be given dress rehearsals this week or next. So far the director has given her attentions to individual performers. CAFETERIA SUCCESS TO BE CELEBRATED Breakfast Fete at Y.\W. C. A. Building Wednesday Next OAKLAND, May 18. — A May morning breakfast will be given Wednesday, May 25, in the gardens of the Young Women's Christian association build ing at, Fourteenth and Castro streets to celebrate the second successful year of the association cafeteria. The break fast will be served between the hours of 7 o'clock and 1:30 o'clock that day. Tables will be spread in the. parlors of the administration building and.un der the trees and rose arbor In the gar den. Japanese umbrellas will be used for the decorations. Each. table will be under the direction of a society woman, who will use her ingenuity in devising attractive decoration. Miss Ethel Olney is chairman of the committee in charge of the cafeteria.' She is personally responsible for the success of the cafeteria and for much of*the plans for the breakfast- Members of the arrangements com mittee are: Miss Edna Olney. lMrs. F. M. Hnni chairman • Mrs. Cbarles Helsen ' Miss Era Powell Miss Kate Cole Mrs. E. H. Vance Miss Henrietta Brewe Mrs. Charles Kellogg Miss Bessie J. Wood MARDIGRAS TO CLOSE HAYWARD CELEBRATION Elaborate Plans Made for the Fourth of July Fiesta -HAYWARD, May 18.— It has been de cided 'to close the Hay ward fourth, of July celebration with a mardi gras ball in the open air on the B street pave ment- Every one will be masked and a regulation confetti battle will be the feature of the evening. . ; Plans for the celebration are being perfected rapidly. The poultry show promises to be the most Interesting feature, and the finest: hens and chick ens In Alameda county will be exhibit ed. ,In addition to valuable prizes for the finest breeds awards will- also be made for the largest eggs and the best individual display. J. W. Burge of the illumination com mittee has made arrangements for six pyramids and strings of lights in Cas tro, B and Main streets. A.,L»indenberg of the fireworks committee is receiving bids on $500 displays, while H. E. Brunner is planning to give $300 in prizes for the parade of horribles. PROHIBITIONISTS -TO FORM COUNTY LEAGUE Friends of Movement to Organ ize on May 20/ OAKLAND, May 18.— The prohibi tionists are laying plans '.for* the or ganization of the temperance forces of Alameda county . and already a league has been perfected in ;Berkeley.\ : The friends of \u25a0 the .- movement will meet Friday evening, at the- corner, of Thirty-fourth and Adeline streets to or ganize a central prohibition' league." .;;' Bripf addresses will^.be^. delivered/ by G. H., Spangler. county.lfleld'Secretary; H. E.'-,Walcott and H. iW. i Meads.' i Each will discuss "Why I -Am :ai Prohibition ist." J Musical i selections **»wl]p be'-ren dered \by Mies ) Lida Goodrich/-"" the;:sM.fr^ngisg6 cai^ JAIL FOR PARENT IF CHILD IS BAD Proposed Curfew Law Would Punish Guardians of Youth= ful Transgressors OAKLAND, May 18'— Parents will be punished instead of- their children for violations of the curfew law,, if the recommendations of the executive com mittee of the Child's Welfare league become a law. Thei executive- com mittee has drafted a proposed law, which it hopes to have enforced throughout the. county. The proposed, measure will go before the main body of the league for con sideration Monday, June 13. The hours of curfew are put at 8 o'clock in winter and 9 o'clock in summer. Parents are to be^advised by policemen and town ship officers against allowing their chil dren to roam the streets later than those hours, and those adults who dis regard the law "will be liable to arrest and punishment in the police courts. The law is modeled on the "Berkeley and Pasadena ordinance. \ he" league has appointed standing committees as follows: On securing membership, Mrs, Mi>]lio ; Nelson; publicity," Mrs. Goorge' B. Byrd; auditing, Mrs. I^eon M. Hall: legislation, Mrs. B. Sturterant- Peet; log book. Mrs. Rix: , press, Mrs. F. A. Pedlar; courtesies, Mrs. Eleanor Carlisle: reso lutions. Mrs. C. R. Krone; program and nuance, Misa Bessie J. Wood. SALOONS IN DANGER : OF LOSING LICENSES Two Liquor Men Accused of Selling Drinks to Youths OAKLAND, May 18. — In a'communi cation received by the police commis sioners from Probation Officer Ruess today. It was set forth that Samuel Sweet, aged 15/ and Fred Graham, aged 17, who were arrested for drunkenness April 10, had secured their liquor, from Henry H. 'Kleis," who owns a saloon at San Pablo avenue and -Sixty-first street. Officer Reuss also said that; the boys purchased liquor at** a saloon at the southwest corner of Sixth street and Washington. The'boys are on pro bation, and the city council is. contem plating taking steps to. revoke the li censes of tne two saloons. . V ;V.: « : ;v !:i SEMINOLE CLUB DANCE PLANNED FOR TONIGHT Miss Lotha Josslyn \u25a0\u25a0 to Grand March OAKLAND,;. May 18.— The annual "shirt waist? dajice. by the Semlnole club will -take place tomorrow evening at Maple hall. "The members of the club are Oakland young men, ;60 in number. . . -. . . v . .The grand march will beled by Miss Lotha Josslyn and Henry, Claudius, as sisted by Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ludeking. The members of 'the ' arrangements committee .are \ Eugene Van Antwerp, Edward Bennett and Albert Mazurretti. Delicately \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0; *r _\u25a0 - . Eornted and gently reared, women will find in all the seasons' of their lives, as maid- ens,' wives and mothers^that the one simple, . wholesome ;laxatiye^remedy, which acts gently and pleasantly and naturally and which- maybe\ taken at any time, when * the system needs , a laxative, with , perf ect?saf ety and \u25a0real- ly beneficial effects, is Syrup of! Figs and Elixir. of Senna.; , \u25a0 : It has that true delicacy of \u25a0 flavor which is so refreshing r to \u25a0 the taste, that warming and grateful toning to the \ stomach; which responds so j favor-; , ably to its; action and ,the laxative', ef- fect 1 which is so beneficial to the - sys-; tern • when; • -i occasionally, "its ?gentle cleansing is required.". : • The [ genuine, always bearing, the name of the California Fig r Syrup Co.; may :be purchased i^froin '-\u25a0 all % leading druggists iin - original packages of /one size only, : price fifty i cents; per bottle, j ENTERTAINMENT FOR BRIDE ELECT Mrs. Edgar Sanborn to /..Give Luncheon for Miss Edith OAKLAND, ' May 18.— In honor of Miss Edith Emigh,' who is' to be one of the brides of [the.-l ater summer, Mrs. Edgar Sanborn will entertain at a pret tily appointed .luncheon .Tuesday after noon of the coming , week, asking.sev eral friends .to share in her. hospitality. Early in the last winter" Miss>,Emigh announced her betrothal •to Herbert Pierson of Sacramento since when she has been extensively feted. The bride elect is the daughter o£ the late T. P. Emigh and Mrs; Emigh of- Vernon heights. Her wedding is being planned along most beautiful lines. The -coming: Monday Mrs. Hay ward Thomas will entertain at bridge and tea, claiming as her guests, the score or- so of matrons who make up the personnel of the Cosmos club. Miss Jane Crellin is in Portland, where she is enjoying a delightful visit as the house guest of lier cousin. Miss Eleanor ' Gile. The attractive Oakland girl is being most happily feted during her sojourn in the north. Mrs. Herbert Mills made Miss Eliza Bauimthe. motif for a delightful affair yesterday afternoon, the friends whom she included in. her Invitation shower ing the charming young bride elect with some dainty handkerchiefs. An informal game of \u25a0 cards -and supper rounded out the hour. The marriage of Miss'Baum and Percy Wood will be an event of "Wednesday evening of the coming week, solemnized at a,- most beautifully appointed house service at the family home in Vernon heights. '.:-r :.\u25a0\u25a0 . r - i \u25a0 ' •':'-\u25a0\u25a0>.' -)^--- .\u25a0>•\u25a0•.'' - \u25a0 Miss Lucy Fennessy was made the guest of honor at the informal thimble bee and tea- bveri, which "Miss Helen Dornin presided this afternoon at the Dornin residence in Webster street. .It was at a prettily planned event ", in compliment to Miss Dornin, the fiancee of . William S. Clillds,. that Miss Fen nessy announced,, her .own betrothal to Harry Earl Leach a fortnight ago. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Rice, who have been, enjoying a fortnight's sojourn at Aetna springs.'have returned to town. They are expecting to commence work on their own attractive home this sum mer, taking possession by the early winter. Since their marriage of a cou ple of seasons ago Mr. and I ' Mrs. Rice have resided with Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Laymanco in Fifth avenue. .' " - ; Cards are being issued announcing the marriage 'of Samuel Haight and Miss Rbsetta Rich, the ceremony hav ing been solemnized : Saturday last at the home of the. bride in AVheatland. Mr/and Mrs. Haight will establish their residence in Berkeley. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Haight of the college town. afternoon Miss Mildred Porter will entertain a grotip of friends at bridge, followed by tea, the affair being looked, forward to with pleasure by those of the: younger set included in the invitation. t , -- The most notable musical event of the week will be the concert! of the Eurydice club tomorrow v evening In Maple hall, the program with the cho rus of 50 women's voices, assisted by Mrs. Alma Berglund Winchester and Miss Irene Howland, exciting an un usual interest by lovers of music as well Fas the smart set. Mrs. Grace Da vis Northrup is the director, of the im portant organization which is, closing its seventh season; of ambitious -.work. Miss Elsie Marwedel is the club's pres ident. v,iv \u25a0\u25a0-... [ Marriage License's % j OAKLAND. May IS. — The following marriage licrnse was Issued here today: , Edward Sullivan. 25, ~ and May Quinn. 23, liotli of San Francisco. g||||fc * This Season s New f*smZjl^ $22.50 and $25 in l|||i TAILORED :CtC I^Wlm Pr^ Strictly Tailored. / \u25a0'\u25a0'lllu I ii U'\u25a0 Ir ' ' ' \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0• \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-'\u25a0 vV^fl I ' I^l- Newest of Serges; ; : ' illiiliUlir I J SJ Newest of Worsteds. vW^ • Also Black and Navy. SAVE $10 TODAY 1058 Washington, bet. 11th and 12th, Oakland TRASHY READING CAUSED HOLD UP Judge Brown Sentences John Schaetz to San Quentin for Four Years \u25a0 \ OAKLAND, May 18.— Reading dime novels, full of. blood and thunder, and detailing in lurid language bold crimes, was . responsible for the holdup of Adam Kraftts saloon by John Schaetz, according to the. story the latter told today. He was given a four year sen tence in San Quentin by Judge Brown. Schaetz told Judge Brown that on the/night "of the holdup he was com ing home from work at' the Palace brewery in Alameda, and was thinking about a story of robbery and crime that he' had begun to read and had not yet ' finished. . He was hurrying to get home so that he might resume his perusal of ; the , work when he . passed Kraft's saloon,' on Park street near the tidal' canal bridge. Irresistibly, he de clared, he 'was led : to crime. Almost unconsciously he wrapped.his handker chief about his head, pulled his pistol from . his pocket and strode into the bar room. The occupants* were ordered to hold up their hands, and the robber secured $5.25 from the cash register. Schaetz said that he was accustomed to carry a' pistol because he . frequently went home late through sparsely in habited _ territory. He declared that this .was his first. criminal venture. In this a number of ; well known .citizens bore\ him out, testifying to his good reputation. . Schaetz was shot as he made his es cape from the saloon, the bartender slipping out on him from a side door. His wound was serious, and for weeks he hovered between life and death at a hospital under the surveillance of the police: ; . Judge Brown was impressed by the story of his good character told by Schaetz' friends, and he said in pass ing sentence, that he might have con sidered placing, him on probation -if it: were not for the heinous nature of the offense to which Schaetz pleaded guilty.- BROTHER FEARS THAT GATTO KILLED HIMSELF Young Man Leaves Home, In tent Upon Destroying Self . OAKLAND, May IS. — Fearing that his brother had destroyed himself, Charles Gatto, Eighteenth and Cypress streets, appeared before Captain -of Detectives Petersen yesterday, asking, that a search be begun for the miss ing- man, John Gatto. The missing Gatto was a laborer at the Ju,<ison iron works. He was" 22 years ojd and of dark complexion. Charles Gatto said that he feared his brother Jiad ended his life, as he- was heard to explain upon leaving home, "I am tired of life." Gatto said that, his brother had recent ly developed a melancholy disposition and,' refusing to be comforteJ, had avowed that ;he - intended to destroy himself. Captain Petersen has insti gated a search.,: . . ' POLICE WILL AID kv- IN PERFECTING CENSUS Oakland Officers to Make House to House Canvass OAKLAND, May 18. — The action of the city council in- deputing the. local police department' to take up the cen sus question in conjunction with the members of- tho street and fire depart ments has/ been ratified by the board of police commissioners. A house \to house canvass will be made by the men on their, respective "beats." -The names of those hot al ready secured will -be reported -to the central station, . from which place Su pervisor. Burke will be notified. Blanks for enumeration of these names .will: then be. forwarded -to the officer, and the necessary information listed. R.'L: Me Williams Who Will /erve City of Jpokane BRILLIANT DEBATER HONORED BY CITY Robert Lafayette McWilfiams Chosen Assistant Corpora tion Counsel of Spokane BERKELEY, May 18. — Robert La fayette McWilliams, brilliant debater and one of the most promising mem bers of the class of 1904, has been ap pointed first assistant corporation coun sel for the city of Spokane, according to news received on the campus by members of hi^s class. McWilliams has for his chief J. E. Blair, formerly a member of the Stanford law school. . As a member of the class of 1904, McWilliams was known as a bright student and a brilliant debater. He was twice a member of the intercol legiate debating team and won honors on the rostrum. He was a member of the Golden Bear honor, society and other student organizations. Besides receiving the degree :of bachelor of arts from the university, he also received the degree of 'doctor of laws. SUITS FOR DIVORCES— OakIand. May IS.— Suit for divorce on- the ground of cruelty was begun today by Emily against Warren Dooley, Arthur. M. Eubank sued May Eubank for divorce on the ground t>f desertion. ' Fprr finest prizes fiLL EVER OFFERED Hl*' »H" 500 Boxes of Choice JlEsii And 1000 Art Pictures And $2500 in Credit Purchasing Orders for Successful Participants CSFF for Solving This Puzzle There are three birds on Nellie's hat, can you find them? To the person sending in neatest correct answer to this puazle will be given. a brand new Upright Piano. To the next neatest correct an- swer, one fine Morris Chair and Purchasing Order . for 1125.00; next neatest correct answer, one Clock and Purchasing Order for 1115.00; next neatest answer,: one Gold Watch' and Purchasing order for 1115.00; next neatest correct answer, one" Pair Oold Cuff Buttons; next neatest correct answer, one Watch Charm; next neatest "correct answer, on* Stick Pin; next neatest correct answer, one Ladle** Comb. . '_, Th« next correct answers will be Riven free 500 boxes of Ghofc* Ckod? cod 1000 Art Pictures In order of tbeir merit. • Trace out the birds on the hat on this or a nr pa rate sheet of paper, and be very careful' that your name mid address are plainly Written. .Ml nnnvrerft mu*t be.ln our store by May 24th, 1910. Only one answer will be accepted from each family. HAUSCHILDT MUSIC CO. Address Desk No. 6 51-53 Grant Av n San Francisco 650 VOICES TO SING IN CHORUS Bach Festival Under Dr. J. Fred Wolle to Be Given in Greek Theater BERKELEY, May IS. — The second. Bach festival, which will be given Saturday afternoon in the Greek the ater, will be the last as well as the greatest musical event of the univer sity season. Dr. J. Fred Wolle. dean of the state university department of music, will lead the chorus —of 150 adults and several hundred children and the orchestra of 45 instruments. \u25a0 A pipe organ has been brought from Portland and will be placed in the Greek theater for the occasion. At the organ Mme. Aurora Thompson, recently from Guild hall. London, will preside. Hother Wismer will act as concert master. In every detail the festival arranged for this year is far more elaborate than that of last. Ten old German folk songs will be sung by the auxiliary rhoir of 500 children from the Berke ley and Oakland schools. Tomorrow afternoon the final re hearsal for the festival will be held in the Greek theater. OPTOMETRISTS CLOSE ANNUAL CONVENTION Officers Are Elected for Coming Year by Delegates OAKLAND. May IS. — The annual con vention of the California State Associa tion of Optometrists, which began in thi3 city Monday, came to an end to day with the election of officers. G. L. Schneider of Berkeley was elected president; A. B. Wilson of Martinez, vice president; H. W. Clark of San Francisco, recording secretary, and 'A. J. Scholay of San Francisco, financial secretary. The directors are: J. Lee Fuller of Los Angeles. W. L. Goldberg of Sebastopol, E. A. Benson of San Francisco. John W. Forsyth of Long Beach was elected sergeant at arms. Fred Detmore of Los Angeles was elected delegate to. the American asso ciation of optometrists. Fresno was confronted with no op position for the next meeting place of the association and so was awarded the convention which will take place in May, 1911. A banquet was tendered the dele gates and their wives at Idora park tonight. The afternoon was spent in a trolley ride about the bay cities.