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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO OUTLOOK IMPROVES IN REALTY MARKET Public and Private Improve ments Encourage Brokers to Expect Rapid Advances *; ' OAKLAND, July 1. — With the rapid maturing of plans for big municipal, corporation and private improvements, the. sale of .valuable close in business property as weir as choice suburban tracts and a- substantial increase in the "number of building permits. _ real estate business in Oakland has gone forward with a rush during the last .seven days. . The -board of public* works has ad vertised for. ;bids for the" JSO.OOO lire alarm and 'police telegraph building ttsat is lo be erected at the northeast corrrer of Oak end" Thirteenth streets. The city officials are signing $1.7tt0,000 worth of bonds, which were received frojn the' printers tuts week, and the harbor commission will be !n a position to- push the water front improvements along soon. More than $500,000 C. the bond issue will be, expended for the improvement of thfc western." \u25a0 wan-r front in what Is known as the Key Iloute basin, and the remainder will be epont for The construction of the south side seawall, the dredging of the chan nel to a depth of 30 feet, and in grad ing the kind behind It. I'RQ«RE«S WITH BLIL.DI.XGS Work on the new 10 story Realty Syndicate bidding in Broadway is to be rushed on receipt of the specifica tions from Architects Woollett & Wool <ett.. The plans provide for an eight ctory addition to the present two story structure between Fourteenth and Fif teenth-streets in Broadway which, when completed, will be one of the most at tractive buidings on the coast. The s-truclure will be of cream colorea Roman brick. With the completion and opening of fhe beautiful new home of the P'arm f rs* and Merchants' savings bank at the southeast corner of Franklin and Thir teenth streets yesterday the attention of the public has been called to one of the best banking rooms west of Chi cago. The design of Grecian architec ture and Corinthian buildings, the ex cellent material used in construction and the palatial appearance of the building stamp it as one of the most beautiful structures on the-, coast. One -of the important realty sales of the week was that whereby the Lay mance real estate company disposed of- the northeast corner of Telegraph avenue and Twenty-lifth street to J. F. Street, an attorney of this city. The consideration was $16,500. The prop erty is 50 by 100 feet. Designs and plans for a six flat three f lory .frame building, to be erected on the south side of Tenth street, between Grove and Jefferson, have been com pleted" for James L. McCarthy, who will expend 5-10.300 on' the structure. R. A. Perry is to erect a seven story modern business block in Thirteenth Ftreet, west of Franklin, and among the many new residences to be com menced at once is that of D. W. Gib son, which will be erected in Bay View tract. • • • PERMITS FOR BUILDINGS' — — - — — _.___\u25a0 _.-^ v v . The summary of building permits applied for at the board of public works during the week, as compiled by the secretary, Walter B. Fawcett, is as follows: No. of Classification of building, permits. Amounts. On<» Ftorr dwelling.... 16 524,7.70.00 One «n3 one-half Kt«ry dwell ing* 2 . 3.000.00 Two story dtreJliugs 9 0tt.000.00 Two story flat 1 3.600.00 One etory moving pfrture show 1 l.«> 60.00 one and one-half fjory parade. 1 2,030.00 Workshops and tjnk frames... 4 700.00 iiarnt, *li<»ds and stables 4 \u25a0 ' 410.00 Alterations, additions and re pairs 2S 5.824.50 Total P,!5 $101,314.50 REPORT BY WARDS Kii>t w*rd IS " 54.375.00 hwond ward . '. 4 3,300 00 Third ward Z 1.052.50 I'ourth wnrd \u25a0.......\u25a0 Kiith ward : 11 24.307.00 Sixth ward 5 1,000.00 Seventh ward 23 . 17,250.00 To;,! .... CG $101,314.50 SAU3 OF SCATTERED I,OTS The Realty Syndicate has decided to dispose of its Piedmont holdings, com-! prising some 300 scattered lots In the i choicest sections of this favored resi dential district. ... ; ." The syndicate has held these lots for 3 5 "or 20 years, allowing Piedmont to grow up around them, without making j any attempt to find buyers, preferring to hold the property and take advan tage of the increasing value. However, the interests of the Oak land traction company, which is largely responsible for the success of Pied mont, requires the complete settlement of the neighborhoods through which their lines run. and in order to ac complish th;s Nat M. Crossley, manager of the real estate department of the Realty _ Syndicate, has decided to offer all- the remaining Piedmont lots at prices that will insure immediate sales for" building. Crossley said: Wr vould make a ?reat deal of money ttr re taining our Piedmont lot?. Values In this dis trict are increasing and will continue, to In creas".' but oar beet Interests lie right now la getting the district settled up and we are mak ispr an aggressive effort to do so. . -The erection of 300 more homes in Piedmont in tbe next six months wonld mean an added population of at least 1.500 persons along the car lines end possibly orders for the erection of 100 homes, ns we arc now erecting homes on Installment* for purchasers of car properties. We are offering lots in Piedmont for as low an $25 a front foot. ' It won't be lons before there will be nothing in Piedmont less than $45 or ?50 n foot. The time to buy is right now while the ttealty Syndicate is felling these last 300 lots, because resales must always carry a lirofit.' PROSPECTS OF OAKLAND William J. Laymance- of. the Lay mance real estate, company said:. The prediction that Oakland \u25a0 would eventually l;ave official porensment recognition a* a mari time port ha* again been emphasized. While Oakland stands alone ac a city among cltl<»e. It 1« erident that she has again prored herself one of the most yaluable assets to her larger sifter rlty. Ran Francisco. I speak of the contract awnrd«»d by tbe United states government to ttie Moore &. Scott iron. works for the overhaul- Ing ft the United States transport Thomas. Heretofore 90 per cent of this work done out side Mare Uland ban cone t* Seattle and Los Angele*. : By one of Oakland's firms reeelrlns lfcls contract $450,000 will be. expended in. the bay cities. It will .tire employment to 800 men for nine months, and glres notice to the trorld th&t Oakland has a harbor and facilities to berth and repair the largest seagoing ships. It is a matter of congratulation Jhat labor Is so plentiful and -conditions, among our artisans and mechanics- no evenly balanced that a work of this nature can be undertaken and finished ttree months before tbe nearest competitor wag prepared to do it. -\u25a0 • -\u0084"•\u25a0 The leasing of Adam* wharf by the American- Hawaiian steamship t-ompany Is ' a:i Indication lh*t other - lines . will com^ nrre. . The lnistruc tions to our city engineer, to hasten the plans and specifications fpr the estuary quay wall and \u25a0wear? .between^ Myrtle and Castro streets, being a portion ct the water front Improvement scheme and for trilch bonds have T already. been sold. Is evidence that the administration* means to rush tie work with the least possible delay.' ',;.,.-;,, : I From vott oo rapid strides will be made along onr. water front. .-Every.' ship coming .to our port- poesont «s 'a proclamation to the : world that we are ready to dock "a. vessel, transfer its onreo from hold- ; ,to "ca.rs" < o£ \u25a0 transcontinental railroads, or. vice Tersa;. mcklng this a dis trllmting point to, the orJeßlal 'markets and entire <*ountry. I .belfeve '-tni;t.,thl3 ,is one of the mediums. thonsJi only in . the itna king, that Is piving the realty •market.* .'better tone. - LOTS FOR; AVERAGE -HOMES ' E. B." Bull; '< manager " of the : Frank JC. Mott company, eald:- : , : , . ; . " ' v \u25a0; .".\u25a0-• ,\ Abont tb* hardest purchaser. to pi »a*e In the matter vt residence property .Is one whose iuvest Bank's New Building Open For Business in Oakland Home of the Farmers' and Merchants' savings 'bankiand design: for' the -".: \u25a0-• \u25a0"\u25a0 \u25a0 • Realty syndicates building 'in Oakland. '.'.'/.[' > : uient must not exceed ?3,- > 00. Prerailins prices of $:*.-< and $40 a front foot render it an luii>os sibiiity on a 40 foot lot to build a jiretty. resi dence within the means of the average- family, which rarely exceeds the $3.oCo',tnark. In East lawn, however, with, ?2o a front foot as the.pre vailing price. 'the man of modTate ' income x % an buy and. build comfortably within the popular price. And in this tract -he is- assured of only desirable neighbors and home surroundings. \u25a0 for this feature is well taken care of by our restric tion-clauses. ' . - \u25a0\u25a0" r '•\u25a0\u25a0-. --" There |is really no legitimate . reason why i the mn joulty.- of people should .be" compelled to live, pv^n in urban centers, in closely crowded locali tir.« und'he deprived of the necessary luxuries as they may be called,' which many think can be procured only by the wealthy classes. \u25a0 In East lawn we have taken all these things into consid eration. Parked sidewalk spaces, sewer, water and pas for every lot, with the electric light and telephone poles in the center of thej)locks. thus eliminating the unsightly poles from the streets; entrance \u25a0 gates at the main roadway opening aud every other' modern convenience that city building calls for are being given lo every purchaser as fast as a heavy force of men can work. And with these privileges we are selling quickly. ! ... Ui«iht on a double track electric. car line on which three different routes run, Ea'6tiawn buy ers are within 22 minutes of Twelfth street and Broadway, while the Western Pacific and South ern Pacific railroad at the extreme west end of the tract afford transposition- facilities to San Francisco that can not be. exceJled. . That la why Eastlawn is selling and selling well. . There is. too, a marked increase of interest in business property. Th«\ retail center of the city is following a decidedly northwestern trend, all of which will better conditions in Fourteenth. Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets In tbe neighbor hood of Clay and Jefferson streets, and San Pablo avenue. The decision' of the new city hall plans committee.' so quickly made, and the assurances of an early, commencement on this new" home for our municipal government tend to strengthen the Interest in that section of the business district. Conditions are as. good .a« can be expected for this period of the year, but I firmly believe that the latter part' of. August and continuing through the fall months there will be an increased move ment in realty throughout this county thnt will surprise even tbe most sanguine property owners in Oakland and tbe surrounding cities. ' RESIDENCE PARK FAVORED - Fred Reed, subdivision. manager for the Laymance real estate company, said: \u25a0 ' '"'I:. •:':;"" -' Rock Eidge' place. r the new residence .park re cently opened by the^Laymance real estate -com pany I U- ' already accorded a loading position among the few first class home districts in and around Oakland. The list of owners to date in cludes 1 the- names of many prominent m^n - and women from both side of the bay. Kvery one who' has bonicßfiri.tbe property so far has ap preciated the distinctive: qualities of this ex clusive district and is "delighted with the. way the owners are developing it. \u25a0 •' - The treatment of Rock Ridge place is alto gether different from that given any; other resi dence tract. Perhaps the most unique feature of the whole plan is -the provision the owners have made for large grounds at' each of the Broadway entrances. - Three villa sites have been \u25a0 set apart and each .will - be sold Ito one buyer, who will have the privilege of erecting oniy one residence on each" property. One of these larg<» private parks ir 217x197 feet and will sell fpr |9.000. It is on the corner of Broad war and Ocean View drive. The other two, which flank Rock Ridge boulevard at Broadway, are 183x163 feet and 179x230 feet, respectively, and are each held at $6,000. When all these properties are eet'out with lawns and phrubbery the tract will be given -a privacy -which would otherwise be unattainable. While Rock Ridge • boulevard, the main thor oughfare in the place, .waa originally bordered by lots having a frontage of 60 feet, these lots hive. wJth one or two exceptions, been sold two to a buyer, with -one -home to be built to each 120 foot" frontage. This means a series of large lawns and gardens on. either side of the cnrvlng street, with its own beautiful parkways. Among the owners of these doubly large homesltes are H. H. Sherwood of Sherwood & Sherwood of San Francisco;. Edith Stege. owner of the Stege prop erty In Contra Costa .county; Mrs. Prentlss Selby, Ida B. Forward and William Bluett. Everyone who gt>e* to Rock Ridge place is amazed at the beauty of the property and the way it is being treated to bring out all its good points. Xo money is being spared to make Rock, Ridge place the most desirable place for homes in the bay district. \u25a0-'.'\u25a0 Berkeley Market Normal BERKELEY, July 1-— The. market shows no special i features this week, owing to the vacation season. Sales of residence properties and the building records are normal. \u25a0'. f'*£: \u25a0 '\u25a0 Alameda Houses Tin Demand , ALAMEDA, July -1. — Realty condi tions are satisfactory in that a steady inquiry .is maintained for residences; No large deals were reported this week. 5 IRRIGATION EXPERT -^HEADED FORXOAST Prof. Elwood -/yiead May ; Rej6in Faculty ofltfie ;University- ; BERJECELEY, June -I.—^Savants "at .the university are wondering whether.'Prof. Elwood, Mead, now.'.on a- leave of jab-; sence of five years'from ; the university, who wiir shortly arrive -on- this coast; intends to 'forsake Jiis ..position.-; with the Melbourne, •Australia,; water com mission • and rejoin- the 'faculty. " Pro-* fessor ."Mead J was? formerly head -of* the department of 'irrigation iof th« United States government, and' his ".friends , had believed that . he;. intended" to complete his life work there- Professor Mead left, Australia! several weeks ago/; according, to; word received here, to' make a tour -of-Europeand'the" United States to promote Immigration to". Australia.. . With .him. are traveling a larg*. party of citizens; of "Melbourne and other ', cities of - the antipodes. - \u25a0':\u25a0 > He is not expected to reach, the; uni versity until late this year or early;in 1911. . . . -»-'-' " ' - — . * .'. ; " ""..': .'.' — "" " " '*v j Alameda Church Services :| Alamfda. July < 1. — Plrst Baptist church; Santa Clara.avenuenear.rßenion street; lie v. L. P;-Uuf?sell. minister. -•-, \u25a0. »\u25a0• \u0084,.,. . ; i \ll"o'clock— Morning worship and 'sermon; sub ject. ."Four .Great -Traits. of ,(7od.V-'- The Lord's supper -will be -celebrated -at' the .close of worship : and tbe band \u25a0. of fellowship - extended to new, members. -. ,:. \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0.-."^ .\u25a0».'. '. Kindergarten - for, children -from \u25a0 2 rto - 6 • years «f ajre. conducted 'by Miss ' Susie Starkweather of Berkeley.: •/'.-... .\u25a0 "".^-\u25a0-V, ' '.<\u25a0',' '\u25a0...\u25a0-\u25a0 \u25a0;'< •;\u25a0 Mothers "can attend : worwxlp • and place- chil-* qfn' In kindergarten. \u25a0 '.' .' -, r , \u25a0; . „ .-., -; .. i \u25a0'« 7:30 -o'clock— Evenlnp "praise, and -senjr.i with sermon: fciibjeet/- "Our i National* Birthday.": Spe cial music . forr the.- occasion. ' ; Star '\u25a0 Span gledßanner". wlll-besung-aaiaisolo." ; ' * J \u25a0 \ Blhle - • echool^— ft;4s . o'clock s. morninp, • H. vT. Ctrrln.- superlntendeot." \u25a0 This ; will* be a" patriotic' session. •- -.--\u25a0- '\u25a0>/\u25a0* .-....: -s ;' • . ;\u25a0; - . -\u25a0 Opportunity ' Spend^yourjpummer? ln* the-woods in San ; Rafael,.: close >; to ;statlon f^in - lands Just opened; -beautiful?" surroundings; all-Improvements; where family may be together- and v'dad": commute r.iessithan 1 an- hour "to 'thci: city. TW. IV;Courtright,' opp. Union ; Depdt, .'San'; Rafael.v: :.v \u25a0* :* < \u25a0 SAJURBA^;' /JtJLY^2y;;l9lO, FLOOD PARDONED AND AT LIBERTY Served Six Months for Forgery in Office of the Public Administrator OAKLAND, July, I.— A. J. Flood,, for mer clerk of former Public Adminis trator , George . Gray, appeared on . the streets of. Oakland .today, -having, been pardoned by Governor Gil lett on the recommendation of the board of prison directors.. He served half of a year term at Folsom, where .he was sen tenced for forging the name V of- ;E. James Finney, an undertaker, to a re ceipt in the estate of 'A. L. Poundstone, which was handled by \u25a0 the- public, ad ministrator. ; -,_>, \u25a0'.;- . flood's first visit was to District' A ttorney; Donahue, who assisted; in', se curing -his pardon. .He was ;of . great assistance to the district attorney -at the time of. the disclosures in the af fairs of Gray, which resulted in the dis covery of large defalcations ; and in ; the conviction of Gray's.^attprney, >John S. de Lancey, for/embezzlement. Flood .'showed, great' ; remorse "for *:.his iirime,; ;came back ..voluntarily; from Seattle to face his. punishment ~. and pleaded ; guilty. Flood r will.; live ;oh* a ranch -for, a while," after .which, he will accept a. position -In which has been offered him. . FORTIER ON WAY TO STATE UNIVERSITY Chief of the Federar Irrigation Service Due mi Berkeley : ' BERKELEY, July.'l.— Two irrigation' experts are; expected* to: arrive oJi the state university campus in' the' near future, and plans for 'state' irrigation work will. be. discussed. " ' :1 "'- ' ! Dr. .Samuel Fortier,: still; a -member of. the university faculty, but now chief Of- the.service; forrthe 'federal gdvern ment,"*will reach i.here in a. month; after delivering a course •of • lectures', com mencing July ,10 , at the graduate ; school of agriculture at' Am?s*:la;'' . ' ' .' \u25a0; . \u25a0•: - ;F. L. Bixbj%- a graduate, now -.head "erf j the 'Newi Mexico . statipn, will, visit the; campus- early this .month to confer, .-v\'ith. the local fof the government ;'. oh v ; adequate v water meters." for ; measuring .'fluids ' in ' irriga tion ditches, a problem 'Whioh has'not yetbeen solved.. '*./"-.;'•-\u25a0/." ; /; . . .'%»"/•;' PROBATION OFFICER :££\u25a0 )* INVESf IGATES CASE Police Judge ; May; Show .Leni ency; to -Fence : :'\u25a0:.\u25a0 •OAKLAND. I July ; l.— Probation Officer Ruess was"". lnstructed X by. Police" Judge Smith' .'.this^morningri toy investigate Uhe circumstances ".'of - Charles;: Benson's f al leged', purchase Vofl "stolen^ goods i from minors,'; as Uhe resulti.of ; appealsTmade by attorney,^' George^ McDon ough, ;and.^by :his\wife,V for for the; prisoner.^ Benzoh?ha"dTpleadea guiltyi to ' the 'i charge;* and?; was ; up" for sentence' yesterday.' jnbrnlrig-,% when his wife appeared YinTthe^police^cojirt: and tearf ully^beggred- -for - ;mercV r :*on- \u25a0 the ground r; that .she "and .her 7 two V s"mall children .would;be;destitute;if'her;hus band-were sent todaiLr* "*\u25a0••• ' '•*:?'?.;">• ALLEGED SWINDLER HAS HEARINQSET George ;; Stevens :>;: > ; Faces -Charges -by Two .Women .-\u25a0'\u25a0 ;; r • OAKLAND... July>.l.— Police 1 ; Judge Smith,- set '; the! preliminary: examina tions ;pf: r George \u25a0 Stevens': thls."Tmorning : f or ' July 7' and ,: 8. ; -* Stevens,* a^carpen ter,, 68 . years \u25a0: old,' r - is .: charged i by ;' Mrs; Mary ryreitreiser,-;27sH^Fourth¥street; SaniFrancisco;>'and?Mrs^;Ella>Jliggtne,' 202S VBuenaX-^yista avenue, with obtaining property-and : money 'un der./false;: pretensesJi->^^* \u25a0:;"•\u25a0 \u25a0'.. .-,• : •v A. trip 'with 'the. family -to Half: Moon Bay^. on « the ; Fourth i will ] be, 1 enjoyable. Oceans Shore '.trains?*; leaved 12th * and Mission : daily ;-' at .? B \ a. * m..'. 9:3o,' a: ' m ', 110:30 a: m.',* r 3; p.* m.* s and:s :4o, p.- ml • "> Low excursion rates..- ;~; ~ " •- ' r. v - '•\u25a0'?.•'".' ( " \u25a0*,* ; \u25a0\u25a0? ' ARGENTINE ANTS INVADE BERKELEY Large Colony Discovered by University Entomologist in Business Center of City "\ ; BERKELEY, ; July . I.— The Argentine, ant, "the- dreaded pest' of the .southern states and South - America, -which has caused, considerable •\u25a0/lamage in 'East Oakland, has reached Berkeley, accord ing 'io an announcement made. by' Prof. Charles "W.. Wood worth,, head of. the de partment of, entomology, of the univer sity, today. The . savant had been ex pecting the insect to reach this -city 'and had predicted j that • it ' would easily travel, here' in'- five years. ' : "^ .: now) believes ; that through some agency it has been accidentally brought to Berkeley and that the residents, un less ;they" take rigorous 1 measures,; will be greatly' troubled by the' sharp toothed ant. . --\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0' . FOUND IX CENTRAL BLOCK > .Attention', was ; brought % to 'the ant's presence in. Berkeley' by .residents in the block bounded by. Telegraph' ave nue,' Bancroft rway.vDana street : and Durant; avenue. -.In /this block are sit uated several big hotels; as » well as fine homes, - fraternity houses and: business places." \u25a0'\u25a0'•. i s^;-"<- \u25a0 ' ..-•..-\u25a0 • -;\u25a0'• '- '. So far. Professor Wood worth | has dis covered the ; ants occupying about an acre , of, the block and commenced.this 1 morn ing to apply J vigorous I methods -to exterminate them. ' He ; will ; place in and about their habitations' arsenic arid other poisons. \u0084 ,: . - .- * Small quantities of the poisons will be ;iised so that the ants.^will carry It back to. their homes instead -of dying Immediately .without spreading .the poison to >the ; entire • FIRST FOUND IN OAKLAND The Argentine ant was nr&t noticed in "this "portion *of the state in East Oakland last year.- : The. university at once established- a . laboratory there and greatly; assisted the residents in fight ing the pest. ; ; ;.. ;• Professor Woodworth- last year pre dicted that the ant would- travel through;,. . Oakland and reach Berkeley in at least five years. He believes that the insect has" been accidentally-trans portedto this city by some carrier and that it is now here, to develop and colonize. ,'\u25a0 ... - '. . He has summoned several entomolo gists^ to aid him in fighting the pest. The merchants, of the Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue association will probably take up the fight, -which af fects the district In which themenibers have business houses. EPWORTH LEAGUERS DEBATE ON CHARITY Annual Election of Officers to Be Held in Berkeley BERKELEY,. July I.— Charity wt»rk In connection with the Epworth league was- the main' theme, of the "discus sion today of the delegates who gath ered .'; hi \u25a0: ' the \u25a0',: Methodist \u25a0 Episcopal church, South, fin this. city, for their annual convention.- .Rev.; J.« A. 'Bach elor,/presiding elder of the Oakland district," was ; the principal speaker of -the,; morning, > arid laid , stress on the 'personal •"element;' : in 'charity.' -Guy Smith and"- Rev. , J. E. Squires of San .Francisco '. also' spoke!,..' ' . . Rev. W. E. -\u25a0\u25a0 Vaughan of Alameda, Prof.i.W. B. Herms, who is presiding, and\Rey. W. .C. Poole of .the First Methodist church .of _Oakland, , were the speakers of the, afternppn and evening. ; A feature for the sessions -tomorrow will>* be the selection ' of ; officers. - -Pro fessor Herms has been 1 mentioned 'for the presidency. _-, % ' PIEDMONT PREPARING v for; fire protection Trustees Receive Plans :f or City Hall and Station OAKLAND, July L— Plans have been submitted by; several architects to: the board^of^, trustees -of • Piedmont for .the proposed $10,000 city hall and- flrehouse in^Vernal avenue -near Oakland. The lot -has been purchased by the town. . The , trustees >; have already ordered from a .S an Francisco firm an auto mobile fire engine and - hose cart; .to cost ' $6,850, ; This •.will be'- delivered ' in 30 Vlays.... The; fire; alarm boxes willlba installed in a short time. . .vf ' \u0084 . ; The fire. department, 'when organized; will consist of .two men to operate the engine anda-voluntaer force." NEW RECORD MADE FOR WEDDINGS AND DIVORCE Nearly Eleven -Brides ; Each; Day :-U .;;- :of Juheviri- Oakland = OAKLAND. .July I.— -The: year ,igio holds the'record in 'Alameda county; for June brides, .' acording ; to | figures com piled " today ; by "Chief; Depufy., County Clerk;A.;E.'JohnstoTie. ,' - -\u25a0 : ?' ,;\During'that'm'onth':322 marriage = 111 censes- /were :vi3sued,^an-;ayera,gejof nearly 11 >a^day,. whereas 'in. June^of last'year - only 291. licenses were . ob-* tamed.: : v :::\u25a0..:' '>\u25a0 .-•>*; •; l ;'; .\u25a0: V. \u25a0\u25a0; "-if.: ',-:.\u25a0 :\u25a0; The ;pon'tti. was'eqtially, record.break ing as I to' divorces, "however,, •As \u25a0 many as..46^cauples were by final decrees, while.ln June,,. 1909,- only; '36 such ; decrees t werelfgranted. L' ' . GRAIN STATION^ATS ? CERES IS ABANDONED Apparatus;of "University Is Re- moved Ho/ -Kearney^ Farm •'; BERkELEY.j'Julyll^The.: Ceres : ex?.' periment 1 ; station* of : the- University (of California- has ; been 'closed.'Vaccprding to ; : Prof . " : i George >"VV. ). Shawf; agronomist of the; university, who; returned today after,; directing. the'.'.reniov'alV.of 'Zappa* ratus j from the V station .to :\u25a0'_'_ the , new Kearney farm fat y Fresno, where V the workiwiir.be carried ,on:, on: oh -a* larger scale;:. than Lbefore.:;.:The>, experimental laboratory for. cereal and | pathological problems .was established'at-Ceres- four years.;ago by the -regents.'-; -^.., : ;;;/; OUTDOOR ART CLUB TO ERECT^BIG^FLAG STAFF [Special 1 DUpaich to The Call] '\u25a0-\u25a0 VALLEY, i'JuIy. I.'— A. number of interesting features* have\been».arranged' for^the;local;fourthfbf \u25a0 July celeb ration, 4 the" most important'being the^flag^rais iriglceremonyitOitake place in -the, depot' plaza/* where ; a staff £ over|l 00 } feet *> in height 7 wilUbe 'erected sby^thoXOutdoor. art, club.tI s Speeches,* 3 "music;by.;the? Fifth! regiment^band^llterary/exerclses atUhe 1 picturesque fold tmlll, \ games, -races , and' a. grand: ball.: will"; form a -part of : : the' festivities."^ \u25a0-:" 'vV=\ \ • . ':', \u25a0'"'\u25a0:'•'. i- , -V' I ,^ l^ POISONiTAKEN/ BY - ; MISTAXE^-Rpokane. July, f/il.— Swallowing i af mixture : heavily loaded \ with r ; strychnine 'under 5 the 'belief * that; it; was; rpsbm ;"' Baits, 1 ,-FJorence '\u25a0 Beatty.^ 10 > years * old.'* wti ifa-"i fa-" -J tally ; poisoned j Wednesday-; • Mrs. j John ; Beatty.l '•' , ajred ; 50,-^ grandmother t of i the J child;? and j the :-.-•' mother; <? Mrs. * Emma i< Beatty,^' aged !• 23,f,were *( made critically^ 111 by the came medicine. , , ', PLAYGROUND OPEN AT DURANT SCHOOL Mothers 1 ! Club Provides . •; Equip ment and Commission Pays V Salary of Supervisor; v OAKLAND," /July .' I;— The ' sixth : mu nicipal > playground.\was; opened by^the playground commission, this. morning at the'D*urant 'school, .Twenty-eighth and West streets. . with \u25a0 Miss Bernice Cham r bers in) cliafge temporarilyJv She .was transferredvfrom her regular; placed at DeFremery playground because ;of;her experience* in- 1 /-playground!* work," and will remain at-Durant school' only until the-new. children's, garden 'is organized as.,' a* "romping" place 'it or '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 the nelghbor h'obdi'.- 1 .'\u25a0:..:\u25a0 [\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0;\u25a0\u25a0'*'''\u25a0:"•*\u25a0 <: .* •\u25a0\u25a0.-•\u25a0- ' " ' -^' -; The -establishment \u25a0of the new play ground .is.due'to the Mothers'.club of the 'Durant v 'school; as- much as to . the playground 'With.; the hope of providirig!a gathering place for the, children. of .the : section' ther mothers appealed r to .'the -commission for- use>of the. grounds, some ; time ago. The com^ missloners replied , that they had"; not theifunds to equip'ithe lot. 4 '. . Mrs. Hancock. .presidents of the, club, pledged the 'members to buy f the equip T ment. 'and^the'-commission promised to provide ' the ', salary, ,;f or-'.a supervisor after July 1, thebeginning of the v new fiscal /year. «... These promises were kept and the- playground was. opened .th,is morriing'by Playground Superintendent "The Mothers* club has arranged for a ;band concert at the new ground the afternoon of 'July ' 4.- ..«/ \u25a0/.. , -.- - . ELOQUENCE TO FIGHT HOOkWORM'TO FINISH Court Gives Legal Sanction to • Dead ly Com bat [Special- Dispatch to -The Call] ' SAN RAFAEL,- July I.— The '. hook worm played " a" prominent part in* an action brought before; Superior Judge Lennon this, morning by Mrs. Henrietta 8.-Almy : in an : , effort to collect $12.50 a week from. Thomas B^Almy, a 'local .contractor.. . Since Mrs. " Almy secured a divorce over a year ago Almy admits having'lost all ambition "y: to work;, *.;/. ,; -' '. ' . . ' - "I dd not see what. l can do to as sist you, madam,", said Judge. Lennon sympathetically. "Your husband ap-. pears to -have lost his ambition, work seems to be hard" for" him to~get;and the, hookworm' has claimed him for its victim. > What can' the law, do against the. hookworm? ...' I, might put him in jail '\u25a0 for . contempt .because he has not obeyed the -court In pay ing. your al lowance, but-that would bri^ng you no money. As against the influence of the hookworm, I can only adviseithat your distinguished attorney, Senator E. B. Martinelli, .devote some of his fiery campaign eloquence in an,effort..to in still renewed: spirit into your, husband." "Martinelli promised the court to'fight the hookworm;in. Almy: with his .best line of oratory. . The . case was con tinued two weeks. - -".< •- • EXTORTIONIST GIVEN LIMIT OF THE LAW \u2666'SoVry I ; Can't AJakeV It -More," : JudgeyTells Prisoner [Special DUpatch to The Call] — SANTA- CRUZ, July. I.— Judge L. F. Smith in imposing '.sentence onH.'.T. Farnsworth f or" e.xtortion gave him five years 'at San ; Quentin ; and said that he was sorry that' he ; could not ;glve him five times "as much. ' ~ The defendant: pleaded, guilty and waived time for sentence. His accom plice, '- it' is . alleged, is May Cavanaugh, who will plead next, Friday."' -o. Farnsworth "forced" John" Hodges at the; point of a revolver -to sign a note for J500.' He arid the Cavanaugh woman arrangedj/a trap,* Vit^ is ;; lalleged, ". Into which Hodges .fell.; .V. \: . .- c- i-: ANNEXATION FIGHT - PLANS ARE OUTLINED Consolidation Committee Starts Preliminaries. in Campaign VOAKLAND. July I.— -Members' of; the joint .committee, on consolidation have commenced 'to "outline a plan of ' cam paign for the; election September 15,- at which the question; of Berkeley's annex ation' to iOakland, will be /.-decided.' A' delegation ;• from the t Central;improve ment;club of ißerkeley, appeared atyes terday's 'committee meeting for a con ference. '/According to." the reports re r ceived; by^the- committee the annexa tion '•\u25a0• project". , ls , favored in West | and South/Berkeley.",: The main "opposition is^from, the. 1 east and north districts of the -college "city. ' '"'_ [ ":"-:;' ••; | ];\u25a0 ; - "-. Marriage ' ; Licenses -V ;:.;; ,'[[ •-\u2666••-._.'. ..'.7i. .'.-'' "- < V".'.-".--''-T:»-'v-] \u25a0'.,.'.!..:\u2666• .* OAKLAND, -July' I.— The following -tntnlaye licenfjfs. were lsspfid' today: '-' \u25a0"-. V: . ',.; / '\u25a0 '. '\u25a0 \u0084' , " § Joseph ; Furtado;'. 22/' and' Rnth', D. • Btnjhlll. 10. both ht \u25a0 Oakland. ; <«*, -..;\u25a0\u25a0,. . . • \u25a0 '£\u25a0\u25a0'; Robert 0 Hertnaiison^.-S",' and^Emlly'S.' "Ander- .Bon;'23. = both : of s Oakland.' r ;.-\- : rl i •.-\u25a0.:- \u25a0< M -i- John A. - Holmes. 30, - Oakland, and .Teresa C. Bonbam,' 20; San^Ffanefgw.-s' - • . • < . — : John; Williams,'; 21,". Oaklahd,, and • Gertrude Bargar, :' lS. - Elmhnrtt. s . - . ' - - • ' . "• James O. Lfswi*. 24, ; Pacific GroTe.'and Raz«l 5A.-McPJke,'.24,.Oakland.v^^^y5 A.-McPJke,'.24,.Oakland.v^^^y - •• • ; .-. 1 »\u25a0 -Edward E. - Kerby. 1 . 27 r -and . Julia H.< Johnstoij, 23," both of Oakland. • • - . .. . . - '.' , Arthnr P. -Seldel, -.-2«, \u25a0 and \u25a0 Majdellae E. Klenscb. 26, both of Berkeley.' \u25a0•<-\u25a0\u25a0> » rCftrnelius- S.'vWhitehouse. 21. \u25a0 Berkeley, - and . Charlotte i l>. I >f»gee, ,19. » Oakland. > : ; . . : Dcwi't Persecwte^ your \ Bowels ' I Cut oat c«»li»rhcs and Mra»tT«. They arelfßkl • CARTER'S UTTLE^^^feK UVER PILLS^^IV Purdy testable. Aa^MHPBF* >. T^> genlly on im Kvct, ' 'AmEß* rADTFP^ eliminate bfl*. and jfiWP \u25a0 V#HK I LFW membrane ol 'jmjSrzSSßr^' B^ |\/ CD .Sick Hecdeelie hA USif^Um, <u mi!3ion» know. Sm*ll Pill, Sin«ll Dote. : SnuJl P»ie« '.;-'; ; GENUINE must bear signature: DR. TOM W A! TONG \ \u25a0;:\u25a0-'- \u25a0.';\u25a0--.- Removed* to 60S 17th , st. -near San " .^fl^^.' Pnbloav.. Oakland. Cal. - . , fIiPA TO WHO^f IT MAY CONCERN:^ K^K^^fcfVOnSthcUSth'off Jannary I broke SBi-Mi'W my leg and' bad blood poUonins " • IR^g - throughout myisystem. I consnlts.l ;.;^E£? :,: Dr. Tom; Wai -To«g>for - a short '-'-H&^ ,tlme.' Treatment has restored me . * .' to \u25a0 perfect h°altb , withont the aid of "^%i|ii^^ : the. knife, for-whifh I- am -.truly ?* v-vi.i.v^; -^thankful. V-L .\u25a0 . ; C. D.'.HYDE.. ; . ", , 7lh st. : Phone. Oak. 1 "4114." -"\u25a0 J Robert H. Thomas, Who, Will /ing In The Greek-Theater BARYTONE SINGER TO GIVE RECITAL St. John's Soloist Will Appear in Sunday Musicale at f^; the University BERKELEY, July I.— Robert H- Thomas, barytone soloist in St John's Episcopal church, Oakland, will render the half hour of music in the Greek theater Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, assisted by Vincent de Arrillaga, pianist./ -?", Both musicians have previously ap peared In the theater for a Sunday con cert and both are favorites here. The, program which will be rendered follows: . .. "Honor- and Anns," by request (Handel); "The ' Publican" (Via df W«t«i; dedication. Robert Frayne: "Th«» Birth of Morn" (Franco Lfoni).*'TboraV (Stephens Adams ». Mr. Thomsn; "Flnlander" (Salx?lens) and ••Orsyola." Spanish dance (S. Arrillapa), Mr. d*« Arrlllasa; "A. Jollr Old Caraiier" . »S. . Alrlex -.Dix>. "Torp«dor'"' (from ""Carmen," Blzeti. and "My Own United States" (Julian Edwards). Mr. Thomas. BIG REPAIR CONTRACT IS CAUSE FOR THANKS Chamber of Commerce Activity Appreciated by Firm OAKLAND. July 1. — The Oakland chamber, of commerce,' President Wal ter S.;.Mackay; Secretary A. A.. Denison and the directorate were the recipients today ofV letter of. congratulation, and thanks, fro "mthe Moore ,& Scott Iron works for signal efforts in securing the contract to the local ship building firm for the repairs on the United States army transport Thomas. The work will aggregate $500,000, of which more than half will be used for. labor. From 700 to 800 men will" be employed for seven months' on the' job, -which is the largest ship repairing contract ever handled .by a Pacific coast shipyard. The- same company is now dredging in front of- the plant at the foot of Ade- line . street to .<\u25a0 receive the British steamer Waitemata, which will be, fit ted to handle a cargo'of 1,200 mules. REV. P. C. MACFARLANE V TO REVISIT ALAMEDA Minister to Deliver Sermon in , His Old Church X" -> -ALAMEDA. July 1. — Rev. P. C. Mac farlana, former pastor of the First Christian church and now general sec retary of: the . Disciples of. Christ of the Christian' church, .will- visit here Sunday, July 10, and. will deliver an address ;jn' his old- church : In the even ing. Reverend Mr. Macf arlane is now stationed at Kansas , City.' He is the editor of the ' magazine^ "Christian Men." ' ' ; ' - THEWAYOIITof aSOCi^DIIEMMA /^ ETTING' a fourth hand for "bridge** is V^ on ly one °f a thousand social uses of the and Telephone Service promotes sociability and good fellowship because it brings heigh- ' .. bprs closer together. Your friends all live within talking .:.*;\u25a0;.-'; It; is the -same with your out-of-town friends— the' -universal service of jhe' Bell System makes them your neighbors, too: Your [voice can reach all 'by means of * isSiSiiP^K'' tv ii t r^ # m. c ''*---' \u25a0 - • \u25a0 ~- - : the Bell L-ong.lJistance oeryice. ;• \^kjj and Telegraph Company l( f i^^^^:: ExeryßellT.clcphonehthe Center of the System BEGGAR BEAT HER, DECLARES WOMAN Alleged Vagrant Knocks Down Shop Keeper Who Refuses to -Give Him Alms OAKLAND. July 1. — When Edward Williams* plea for food and then for money, made with an exhibition of his maimed right leg,' was denied by Mrs. Clara Benjamin, a shop keeper of. 802 Webster street; Williams attacked the woman last night with a cane, accord ing to Mrs. Benja/nin's complaint to the police. •'. After felling her with his heavy stick tne beggar, ran from the place, and on being accosted by Sergeant Forgie and Patrolman Berj^son half' an hour later at First street and Broadway, he turned on them savagely with his crutch and cane and was subdued only after a struggle. Williams, it is alleged, waited near Mrs. Benjamin's store until she was alone.' Then he entered and asked for food. The woman said the man's mlta so frightened her that, she refused and ordered hftn to leave the shop. In stead. Williams climbed over the coun ter, and demanded money. Again tha woman refused and he struck . her on the head and shoulders several times with his cane. Williams pleaded not guilty to va grancy by begging and to battery in the police' court this morning, and his trials were set for July 12. MADRONE PEST CAUSED • BY EGGS OF INSECTS Plant Pathologist Finds "Dis ease" to Be Purely Local BERKELEY, July I.— Prof. W. T. Home, plant pathologist of the state university, returned to the campus to day after visiting Marin and Sonoma counties, where he was called to Inves tigate a pest which attacked the ma drone trees with great damage. He found that the "disease" was caused by an insect laying its eggs at the end of . twigs, which withered and died. N»,V insects or eggs were found by the sa- ** vant. who thinks the trouble a purely local one. "NINETY-THREE" The Story of a Famous Name and How It Originated The foremost dermatologist In France, Dr. Sabourand of Parts, and I Professor Unna. Hamburg". 'Germany, ; discovered that a microbe caused bald- • ; ness. To prove their theory. Di\ Sa- i bourand Infected a guinea plgr with some of these microbes and In a com- paratively short time the animal was denuded of every hair that *vras on tta body. • Some eminent" hlstoloprists and chem- ists .were employed by the United Drug 1 Co.,' Boston. Jlaas., to find the means of destroying these microbes and a rem- edy that would create a new growthot hair Where the hair root 3 had not been entirely destroyed. After months of study. experiment- Ing' and research work, they discov- ered what they claimed would do what was demanded. .To unquestionably prove their theoiry, 100 leading drug- gists, located In as many different cities, were requested to each fur- nish .the name of a responsible per- son .suffering from falling hair and baldness. Each of these 100 persona was furnished three bottles of the . preparation with a request to give It 1 a thorough trial and report results. *t Five of these people failed to report. i Two- declared they had been .bald .for ; years; that their hair follicles had long been closed, and their scalps were smooth and glossy. Ninety-three, of the 100 sent In en- thusiastic reports, stated .that they were delighted "with the hair-restor- ing qualities of the preparation, and - expressed sincere thanks for the. won- | derful benefits brought about by Its use. In commemoration of this, the 1 new preparation, was named Rexali "93" Hair Tonic. "We sell this remedy with the dis- tinct understanding: that it Is free of cost to the user in every case ' Where It does not completely remove dandruff, stimulate the hair follicles.' revitalize the hair roots, stop the hair from fall- ing out, grow new hair and make the scalp free from irritation. Rexali "93" Hair Tonic comes in two sizes; prices. 50 cents and $1.00. Re- member you can obtain Rexali \u25a0 Rem- edies In San Francisco only at our store— The Rexali Store.' The Owl Drug Co.. Inc.. 710 Market St., 77S Market St.. Post- and Grant aye.. 943 Kearny St.. Sixteenth and Mission sts.