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Alameda Officials Declare That
the Water Magnate's Letter
Evades Vital Issues
ALAMEDA, July 6.— President Wil
liam 8. T<?vis of the Bay Cities water
company has. in accordance with a
promise he made to Mayor W. H. Noy
and the members of the public util
ities committee of the city council at a
conference held in the city hall last
week, reduced to writing and forwarded
to the mayor answers to requests then
made to the water magnate that cer
tain changes be made in the form of
contracts being circulated here. Mayor
Noy and Councilman William Hammond
Jr., chairman of the public utilities
committee, have jointly replied to Pres
ident Tevis. Both communications are
here given:
San Francisco, July 1. 1910.
Hon. William <H. Noy, Mayor of
Alameda, Cal. — Sir: Referring to
the several matters to which you
have directed attention in connec
tion with the water contract now
being presented to the citizens of
Alameda by our solicitors, we beg
to say that you are no doubt fully
aware of the impossibility of so
framing a document as to forestall
suggestions of modifications. Also
that no matter how complete it is
thought to be when adopted, expe
rience is certain to show some
minor points at least wherein it
might have been made more ex
On the contrary and especially in
connection with such efforts as we
are now putting forth, it is a funda
mental prerequisite that all with
whom we enter into contractual
relations should stand upon identi
cally the same ground. It, there
fore, follows that the form of con
tract once adopted and used must
stand to the end. However, this
condition does not in any way re
strict us from defining our under
standing of the true intent and
meaning, both of the spirit and the
- letter of the document itself, and
such definition by us, jwe are ad
vised, is quite as obligatory upon
us as is the document itself.
It has never occurred to us that
any one would entertain a doubt re
garding our intention, in the event
that a justifiable amount of busi
ness was pledged, to provide Ala
raeda and other communities from
\u25a0which we are soliciting, with a sup
ply of water procured from sources
entirely separate and apart from
all sources from which present
water supplies are obtained. We
I have advertised this feature re
peatedly and certainly will stand
squarely by our representations. In
other words we regard all of our
contracts, whether with the citi
zens of Alameda, Oakland or
Berkeley, or other east bay shore
communities, as if they contained
clauses specifically defining our po
sition in this respect. And. if it
were practicable, we would be en
tirely willing to specifically amend
*>very contract made by inserting
therein a clause, as suggested by
your honor, and reading about as
"It is contemplated that the
waters herein provided for shall be
procured from a source or sources
•of supply other than those from
• which the existing water supply
of the city of Alameda (or other
town in which contracts are being
taken) is now obtained. Otherwise
this contract may be rescinded and
declared null and void by the party
of the second part."
But, for reasons given, ft is en
\u25a0 tirely impracticable to amend any
one contract without similarly
amending all, and to do this .is
quite impossible. "'" ' . " . .
Regarding the clause in the con
tract that refers to rates, we beg
. to explain that the maximum
charge only is fixed thereby, such
maximum charge being governed
by Use legally established rate.
\u25a0 That is. if the water company were
furnishing 11,000.000 gallons of
water per day under the contracts,
they would preclude a greater
charge than 29 cents per 1,000 gal
lons. But if at the same time the
legally established rate was only
£7 cents per 1.000 gallons, then, ac
cording to the language of the
contracts, such legal rate would
The contract was drawn with the
express purpose of compelling the
delivery of water to coi»tract cus
tomers at the legally established
rates regardless of the rate for the
time being applicable as provided
by the contract. For instance,
Alameda has now established a
legal rate of 30 cents per 1.000 gal
. lons, which rate will certainly con
trol maximum prices charged to
\u25a0 customers under contract, until
either a lower ltgal rate is fixed or
until the quantity supplied to con
tract customers automatically
brings a lower rate into effect.
We hope we have made ourselves
entirely clear in the foregoing and
we assure you. and through you,
I not only the citizens of Alameda,.
but all who have entered into con
tract with us, that we feel our
selves ap firmly bound by what Is
here stated as if it were framed in
the most formal legal language and
embodied in all of the .contracts
with which we have been favored.
I have the honor to be, sir, most
Alameda, Cal.. July 5. 1910.
William S. Tevis, President Bay
Cities Water Company, San Fran
cisco, Cal.:
Dear Sir — Your favor of the first
inst. dealing directly with form
of contract, together with explana
tion as to rates, came duly to hand.
Our idea was that* the subject of
option would be satisfactorily an
swered. "
We expected a definite agreement
that the company would sell to the
I city the. distributing plant, at any
time within 10 years of installa- '
tion. for the cost price thereof plus
interest: also an agreement that
water would be> sold to the city
thereupon at a rate to be, deter
mined by arbitration. These de
tails were not in agyway referred
to, and we are at' a loss to deter
mine whether you have withdrawn
them entirely or whether you pro
pose to submit them In some 'other
form. . .' .
We might explain our position
by stating that these two questions
interest us far more than does
yiur form of contract. Our citi- v .
zens expect us to take such steps as
are in our power to make such con
tracts or arrangements as may be
beneficial to our city in the future.'
We would therefore • request • that -
these matters be given immediate \u25a0
attention bj' yourself, and board of E
• directors. -Your 6 very truly,
Mayor of. Alameda: "\u25a0'
Chairman of Public Utilities Com- -
Nearly 100 Defendants Were
Named in Lawsuit
' OAKLAND; July 6.— Title to property
at the southwest corner of Broadway
and Twentieth street "was cleared to
day by Judge Wells, who handed down
a decision in' favor of Mrs. Ida H. Gor
rill..' The suit was a "friendly one.
Nearly a hundred defendants were'
named, as it was necessary, to trace the
title back to the old peralta grant and
clear away all cloud* \u25a0
Some of the choice pigeons exhibited' at the Hayward poultry show.
First prize and cup winner, Eng
lish pouter pigeon. J. H. Crow,
Mrs. Diana Greenset Dies in
Infirmary Conducted by
Alameda County
ALAMEDA, July 6.— Mrs. Diana
Greenset, a relative of Andrew Carnegie
and a resident of this city, died today
at the Alameda county infirmary,
where she was taken last evening from
her home, 2560 Encinal avenue. The
woman who succumbed in the poor
house and the multimillionaire had the
same maternal grandmother, it is said.
Mrs. Greenset had long been in re
ceipt of an allowance of $25 a month
from her famous relative. The money
was forwarded to her regularly from
an eastern bank in which, it is said,
the steel king had placed a deposit suf
ficient to draw interest' to the amount
of $25 a month, : with orders that the
interest was to be paid to Mrs. Green
set as long as she lived.
Mrs. Greenset was a widow, 54 years
of age. She was born in Scotland and
came to the United States when a
young woman. She had lived in Ala
meda for some years, making her home
with her daughter, Mrs. William Gar
dener. Her health began to fail re
cently and* as the allowance she re
ceived from Carnegie was not suffi
cient to procure her proper medical at
tention and care it was decided to have
her enter the county infirmary. She
was very low when she reached the in
stitution last evening and failed to
rally, but expired this afternoon at 4
o'clock. The funeral will be held from
a local undertaking parlor.
Oriental and Occidental Jinks
Features of News Writers' ;
With a banquet and an oriental and
occidental jinks given at the Press
club of San Francisco last night the
the visiting newspaper men and writers
who. came from all parts of the world
to v r witness; and- report the Jeffries-
Johnson fight /were bidden ' farewell
by their local brethren.';-* '\u25a0£
The oriental Jinks, arranged by Otto
Schiller, took place during the early
part pf the evening. Chinese perform
ers, musicians and swordsmen banged
and" whacked . and squealed In their
iccepte'd* fashions of the artistic and
histrionic until 1 a. m., when the occi
dental jinks were opened, the second
part being ushered in 'with the sing-
Ing of the Press club ode.
The formal ' speeches were ."made by
General Tirey L. Ford; W. W. Naugton,
sire of the Jinks; William Woodhead,
president of the club, and Gus Keened
Assistant Postmaster General
Raises Salaries of 15 Men
gfOAKLAND, July 6. — The first assist
ti&t postmaster general at "Washington.
,D." C.,' /has authorized ' the following
promotions of carriers at the Oakland
-."Paul A. Bourquin and Charles Hoag
lahd, to $800 per annum.
;\u25a0 William H. Alton, George D. Hand,
William«E. Leaves, Irvin C. Pauter and
Erancis G. Quinn, to $900.' "
--. George A>Barnett, Albert N. : Brown,
Reginald W. Hassard, Herbert G. Jor
dan. Bernard : P., Murphy and Ralph R.
Roseborough, to $1,000.-
Baxter Arnold • and • Arthur E. Holt,
to $1,200/ <\u25a0\u25a0",::>''
The American legation at. Lima for
wards a translated;, copy of 'the 1 Peru
vian government's announcement 'of
December 13, 1909, granting a monop
oly in, foreign', manufactured * tobacco^
The selling l price is to be fixed' by (the
government* in accord -with' the monop
oly company, . .
A rat a avis. One of > the very
jcto black Maltese pigeons' in the
world. W. L. Culver; owner. - :
J. H. Crow of Oakland Awarded
Cup for Pigeon Shown in
HAYWARD, July 6.— That the breed
ing of pigeons has not lost its in-terest
among bird fanciers was manifest at
the poultry show which ".was held as a
part. of th« holiday, festivities in this
city. . . :
Several noteworthy, exhibits were
made, among them being displays 'of
runts and English pouters, which were
admired for their fine breeding. :
In the. runt class, Dr. W. J. Smyth of
Oakland.exhibited several of the white
variety. His coop took credit for the
largest white runt and -the largest sil
ver runt hen in the shpw. .
In the pouter class the first" prize cup
winner was an English pouter, pigeon
exhibited by.J. H.jCrow of- Oakland. W.
L. Culver of Oakland-e ntered : a fine
specimen, the only black Maltese pigeon
in the show. ',
Many other; varieties were also dis
played and attracted much attention..
N. J. Feibush Becomes-Consult
ing Chemist of Sugar Company
BERKELEY. July 6.— N. J._Feibush,
expert in chemistry for the cereal | de
partment, of the college of agriculture
of the university, has resigned his posi
tion to act as consulting chemist; for
the Amalgamated sugar company of
Utah.- He will be the consulting chem
ist for four factories of the company,
and the position Is; one of the greatest
importance. Feibush is a graduate of
the class of 1902 of the university.?
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| Suburban Brevities ' |
Martin Joost Sr.. 1 a weir known resident and
grocer,' died: this 1 morning at his: home." 2172
Encinal avenue: He was a native' of "Germany,
58 yearn of age, and Is survived by a wife and
six . children. • '
6.- — Congressman 'J. R.. Knowland . and;_hls
family are - expected to arrive here : Friday
"mornlnK." They \ arrived "In ' California ,.' from
• Washington 10 ..darn ago, and have' been-so
journing at' Deer Park inn." : " _ \u25a0*
' July, 6. — Louie I. Reed, '• paying • teller 'of ;,the
First National-b ank \u25a0; of this •» city. •\u25a0(hos 4:ac
.,:\u25a0 cepted the position of assistant cashier of ; the
* Bank of Willows, and will leave here. August
VI to: take •up <hls \u25a0 new; duties. .: :
BANK TO'BE OPENED— Berkeley; July 6.^fln
" response to the request of a number, .of- mer
chants in the vicinity of Telegraph; avenue fand
,; Bancroft wey.. the; directors .of the- Berkeley:
savings bank and' trust company' have. ? decided
to establish, a bank as near that corner as
V possible.' '. !"''"*.'.•
POLICE' INSPECT ClTY— The '"; annual sanitary
\u25a0 . inspection : of.- the •> city, . by, the police force
is nearly ". A . large number of
• notices have been sent - out |by Chief or \ Pol Ice
\u25a0"' Vollmer.t and y as many ha ve \u25a0 not • been obs-prved
at least 'l3o: arrests are expected to.be, made
: vrithin three weeks: -:.v '.: ]"-
CLUB WILL 7 , TAKE) TRlP— Berkeley, Jiily 6.—
. With Prof. V. V. Lldgajof • ths physical , cult
* ure department "of the university, summer' ses
- 'slon setting the pace,', members of < the t Pedes
'. trian 5 clubr will" walk, to 1 the >top of,; Mount
. Tamalpals., Saturday morning and return *to
•- tii6 clty^ in : the : evpninp.> ;r' ; , ;;'; &_- '\u25a0'\u25a0 >•."•\u25a0
TO OOiTO STATE* SHOOT— Hayward. .Ti/ly. iff.—
. .-. As .t he result iof the. ; high ; trores , made ': at • the
" regimental \ shoot C Sunday.- Capjain ' Tl.t Borre<\
iEarli Brunner.i Charles -Pimentel; ami •; 'Andrew.
. ; , Sorensen - will t represent • Company.? H; ; ' national
"; guard "; of/ California. ;, at 1 the estate;: shoot*. In
T . Anuust; atiwnich -the* roam .to • enter the na
.: tional ; contest will <be selected. '? \u25a0-• ", \u25a0 ;#.4espß*fs
Largest white runt (in front) ,
and largest silver runt hen. Dr.
W. J. Smyth, owner.
Oakland Prepares for Big Indus*
trial Exhibit at Idora Park
in September
- OAKLAND, July "i «.— The s Oakland
chamber of commerce has definitely
decided to hold an industrial exhibit at
Idora park from September 17, to 24,
Inclusive, as an auxiliary show to the
state fair to be held at Sacramento
earlier in the same month. The exhibit
will be; held under the auspices of the
state agricultural society with" the co
operation of the chamber of cpmmerce.
Agricultural exhibits from, various
parts of the state and county will: be
brought to Idora, and also many "of
the features of the Sacramento fair.
The principal feature, however, will
bo exhibits of the industries and manu
factures of Alameda county. .A nom
inal admission price to the fair, in
addition to the usual fee for entrance
to the park grounds, will be asked..
The state society has notified the
chamber of , commerce that the sum
of , ?5,000,' jias been appropriated for
the holding of the auxiliary fair, and
is now available for . that purpose.
Members' of ; the executive and exhibit
committees .of the chamber, have al
ready planned , an extensive ' campaign
for the event, and preparations are to
start at once. • . ;
Detective Stops Battle After
Many, Angry Blows
The question of whether or not Jef
fries would have licked the smoke
when: the former was in his. prime
brought about the usual argument be
tween John P. Donaldson, president' of
the", patent developing company,' with
offices in the Humboldt building, and
Albert Dennison, head of the Dennison
plurrtbing supply company,, and culmi
nated in both businessmen squaring off
in front of the Flood building . yester
day evening and pounding each other's
faces until the police jumped in.
Both were arrested and charged with
disturbing the peace.. The argument
started in a barber, shop while they
were, having their faces shaved. So
heated became the wordy battle that
for a few minutes -it was a tossup be
tween 1 shaving and. suicide. The ques
tion was taken up in a nearby saloon
and continued in the street.*.-': ' c
Donaldson maintained that Jeffries
would have 'jenocked the nigger into
the middle of , next week ; in the. early
days, while Dennison declared that the
Afro-American would have wiped the
floor with 'his white brother at any
sta,ge of the game. Then they clinched.-
Donaldson, poked a right ito the eye
of the' plumbing president, and'^the
latter | drove a left hook to the abdo
men of the patent developing man. The
exchange was followed by a' gouging
of eyes, punches; of varying .'degrees,
kicks on the shins and many . swear
words." Then Detective Bailey stepped
in : and caught each by the back of the
neck.;. " v. .• " : v -' r " ". \u25a0\u25a0:-:\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•
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The Best Optical Service
Fossibie to Supply
I '\u25a0"-/.•.The following instructions have' been: sent to the managers of each 1
of.our six California; stores: .. :, y~ :.:\u25a0-)\u25a0. -^ •\u25a0'.:'\u25a0 ': : ..' ._
?L . V.We iwant every patron ,:of .'our; establishment '> in^your city to. b"e ab-"
solutely; satisned*withievery . transaction they^have with .us.-r - \
\u25a0• \u25a0 !'We ; expect .you ; to .personally ?\u25a0 every./departmerit of ', your es-
"tablishmenUand test's every 4 >lens-; before < it goesrto^the.customer. .
-' '.'Norman; or ! concern; is It you are: lnvwrong,' acknowledge
it andsmakevadequate' ands satisfactory^ adjustment.. '-.'\u25a0 •:'\u25a0\u25a0' .. ; :..'\u25a0
, "If your' customer \u25a0 think* * you tare v* wrong ; ' consider ' his "decision final;
'the^patroniand-notryou who must, be pleased. :
r '"Sacrifice 'anyt;hing;but;-aiCustqmer*s;goodlwill.V/ ;- - \u25a0',
;.V . IsnH; it ; a "satisfaction : to? enter, and; to. patronize an establishment gov-?
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v , '\u25a0 Doesn't ;safety.-lie,in. locating such- concerns, to deal with?. .
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-l«« ; 13th.. Oakland, \u25a0'::. . - 43» Georsrla. >.:, U\u25a0-
?ols;Mariposa^'; Fresno i; ! :::\u25a0"*\u25a0.: '.?• :T: T v. ; J»2rt'K v ; Street, , Surrawp"*-
Son of Eminent Jurist Succumbs
to Disease After Long
BERKELEY, July 6.— After a linger
ing illness of over a which pre
vented him from continuing his law
practice, Joseph Baldwin Garber, son of
the late Judge John, Garber, eminent
jurist, died late this afternoon from a
complication of intestinal troubles at
his home in Claremont. At his bedside
were his widowed mother, sister, Mrs.
Frank D. Stringham, wife of City At^
torney Stringham of this city, and other
members of the family. He was 41
years of age and a native of this
state. ;
The son of the first member of the
bar In California, Garber started life
with the intention of following Jn the
footsteps of his father, who was attor
ney, in some of the biggest cases Cali
fornia and Nevada have had.
.Garber entered "the university with
the class of 1892 and commenced the
study of law and general culture. He
was a member of the Chi Phi frater
nity. : • - -<~.'i \u25a0'^\u25a0;~'~ "v---v-v= "
So well did he apply himself with his
studies that he was chosen a member of
the Phi Beta Kappa society and on
graduation" won .the. university medal
for the highest standing in' college.
-After receiving his degree he entered
the law office of his father, then known
as Garber, Boalt & Bishop, and read
law.- In a short time he was admitted
to practice, and soon after was taken
In the firm, which became Garber, Cres
well and Garber.
jj As a member of the -firm and prac
ticing attorney, in San Francisco Garber
was known for his legal talents. He
handled some of the biggest cases of
recent years and was actively asso
ciated with his father in others.
Garber is survived by a mother, Mrs.
Juliet "White Garber, and three sisters,
Miss Lida | J. Garber,- Mrs. "Whitney
Palache and Mrs. Frank D. Stringham.
He was also . related to • Judge Joseph
Baldwin of the supreme court of Cali
fornia, after whom he was named. He
was never married.
City Assessment Rolls to Be
Open to the Public Until
July 16
As a board of equalization, the super
visors will convene tomorrow at 2 p. m.
to hear any protests of property owners
against the real estate and personal
property assessments fixed by Asses
sor Dodge. ?. For two weeks the board
will'meet from time to time, until all
petitions- have been heard.
Yesterday the books of the assess
ment roll were opened to public in
spection at the rooms of the board, 60
Eddy street, but the 12 clerks ap
pointed to assist J. F. Ahem in the
job of looking up assessments were lit
tle employed by the public. books
will be, on : exhibition till July 16.
Nine Persons Hurt \u0084\f
The California street railway com
pany filed with the supervisors yester
day its statement of those injured by
the operation of its lines during Janu
ary, February and March. Nine per
sons were injured slightly.
Seven Bids for Bonds
.Bids upon ...the'-.' Geary-street road
bonds are coming in slowly to the
supervisors, seven offers hav
ing'been' received to. date. The bids
will.be opened at next Monday's meet
ing of the board, bids being: received
up to 3 o'clock of the afternoon of that
day. .. \u25a0 .i "-'. . 'V . .\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0
It is understood that the state board
of , examiners will make an offer for
$50,000 of the bonds, investing state
school money. The bids already^ re
ceived are from private parties. and are
supposed to be for j small lots of the
The entire amount offered next Mon
day is $260,000. The bonds bear In
terest; at 4^ per cent and are non
taxable in California.
City Contracts Let
\u25a0Bids on the. first job, of laying the
pipe of the fire protection system were
received by the board of t works .yes
terday.. The Keystone construction
company was the lowest of the four
houses offering to 7 do the work and
will get -the award. . Seventeen miles
of. cast iron "pipe will be laid : in the
district north of Market street and i be
tween Powell • and East streets. For
this the company will receive $129,000,
the city engineer's estimate having
been $135,000.- .; -
William Bruce was the lowest of. six
bidders for the job of : installing the
concrete swimming tank in the North
Beach playground,: at Lombard street
and i. Greenwich alley. His bid . was
$5.775.\"- .-.V.---' \u25a0\u25a0'.:":.\u25a0'"\u25a0 H .\u25a0:,.:,.:\u25a0•;'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0;
':. -The % construction of . the Kentucky
street sewer will, go to. the Federal
construction company; for $34,600. .
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Men Who Will Supervise Con
struction of Oakland Build
ing Due July 18
OAKLAND, July 6.— Two represent
atives of the firm of Palmer & Horn
bostel, the. New York. architects whose
plans for the new clty\hall, accepted
by the board of public works, won
the first prize of $5,000 in the munici
pal competition, will be irj Oakland
July 18." Mayor Mott received a tele
gram ' from the firm, which he read
at the board. meeting this morning, an
nouncing that the representatives will
be Hornbostel, partner in the firm, and
Jones, one . of the draftsmen who
worked on the design of the building.
,The arrival of these meji will speed
the project. They will familiarize
themselves with the situation and
draw up the detailed plans and speci
fications, upon which bids for con
tracts will be advertised. Palmer &
Hornbostel will be made supervising
architects and will, consult with John
Galen Howard, advisory architect of
the city. .Their fee of $5.000'a9 win
ners will be paid out of the bond issue
money and they will receive a per
centage payment for their labors as
The board of public works ordered
paid this morning $13,000 in bonus and
second prizes. The firms of McKim,
Mead & White, New York; Cass Gil
bert, New . York, and Peabody &
Steams, Boston, each will receive
$1,000 paid them as bonuses' for sub
mitting plans. The 10 special prizes
of $1,000 go to these competing archi
Bakewell & Brown. San Francisco;
A. W. Brunner, New York; Delano &
Aldrich, New York; J. H. Feedlander.
New York; J. TV. Kelham. San Fran
cisco; H. Van Buren Magonigle, New
York; F. H. Meyer, San Francisco;
Rankin, Kellog & Crane. Philadel
phia; Ward & Blohme, San Francisco,
and York & Sawyer, New York;
Former Football Player Tackles
Naked Sprinter and Lays
Him Low
Many women, children and loungers
in Jefferson square shortly before 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon were
thrown into great excitement by the
sudden appearance of a naked man
running at full speed.
The cause of the commotion was
Charles Johnson, a husky sailor, suf
fering from. delirium tremens. who" had
been held . at the central emergency
hospital; which borders on the square.
The man made his escape from his cell
by feigning to be asleep when the
nurse. Miss Mary E. Maher, entered to
give him medicine. When he saw the
nurse well Into the room he made a
spring from his bed which put him be
tween the door and Miss Maher, but
she managed to slip by him before he
could recover his balance and rushed
out.- shutting the door after her. The
sailor throwing his, weight against the
door forced it open before the nurse
could snap the padlock into place.
The nurse called for assistance, but
Johnson escaped to the park before
other hospitaf attaches could arrive.
Edward Kugelberg. the orderly, after
a dash of 100 feet, seized Johnson by
his arm, but the latter kept running as
if unimpeded and soon broke away.
Meanwhile. Dr. Edward Topham. hos
pital surgeon, had run around the
Golden Gate avenue side ot the hos
pital and soon caught hold of Johnson.
The sailor kept on running, though
much hampered. At this Juncture
Harry A. Hargrave, a former Princeton
football player, happened through the
park and. taking in the situation, made
a flying tackle, upset doctor and sailor
and the three wrestled for some seconds
on the . ground. Steward O'Day then
arrived and the naked fugitive was
soon a prisoner.
. - The ambulance, which had been
driven at a furious pace by James
Tobin up Golden Gate avenue to Inter
cept the runaway, dashed Into the park
and amid a .hasty covering of dead
tree limbs and a small blanket John
son was put in and taken back to the
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Wife Sues for Divorce, Alleging
; Desertion and Difference
Over Religion
OAKLAND, .July 6.— Three days att«r
her elopement with Charles A. Eckart.
his bride, who was Minnie E. Il*»
trawser, returned to 661 Sycamore
street, where her parents lived. She
had had enough of married life, and
sued for divorce on the ground of de
sertion as soon as a year had elapsed.
She was granted a final decree today.
Acording to the story she told, a
difference in religion was at the bot
tom of the trouble between her and
her husband. She naver saw him again
after she left him. #«W
Gertrude Hemler brought suit for
divorce today against Charles C. Hem
ler, a salesman, on the ground or
cruelty. She accuses him of dropping
hot cigarette ashes down her neck, by
way of diversion for himself and their
guests. She also said that he had the
habit of spitting in her face when he
was angry at her.
Millie "W. Warrington sued Horace
A. Warrlngton for divorce, alleging
that he left her and their infant child
penniless in Seattle while he went to
The following suits for 'divorce were
begun today: Emma H. Hochstrasse
against A. A. Hochstrasse. desertion
and failure to provide: Lillian Cavallo
against Adolph Cavallo, failure to pro
Accident Results in Death of
Mrs. Martha A. Ellis
BERKELEY, July 6. — Mrs. Martha A.
Ellis, nee Adams, wife of E. B. Ellis,
an Instructor in the. department of
woodwork In the Berkeley high school,
died last night in her home, 1121 Vine
street, after an illness of more than a
Mrs. Ellis, who was married a month
ago, came to this coast from Dorches
ter. Mass., In April in the hope of re
gaining her health. Her illness was
brought as the result of an accident a
year ago.
The funeral was held this afternoon.
Rev. "W. H. Hodgkin conducting the
service. The body was cremated at the
Oakland crematory.
July B.— Alfred H. Brown. 1220 Moss aTenue.
charged with assaulting Hilda Gonzales, the
g year old daughter ot Mrs. Henry Gonzale*
of 850 North avenue, was captnred this after
noon at his home and charged with battery
at the city jail. HOl
Marriage Licenses [
OAKLAND. July 6. — The following marriage
licenses were Issued today:
Albert Wiedemann. 24, and Elizabeth Caasse.
21. both of Oakland. ,»_~2' v."
Knf <m H. Harper. 23. and Emily C. Orerton.
23. both of Oakland.
Carl A. Johnson. 29. Piedmont, and Pauline A.
Hammsrbersf. S2. Oakland. » - .
Ererett E. Llnthlcum. 22. and Gertrnde Gatses,
19. both of San Francisco. , \u0084 . .
Richard Holte. 30. "Saa Franelseo, and Martha
A Warner. 20. Berkeley.
Robert E. r.riffin. 21. and Ida Stranlgan. 21.
both of Oakland. . ,
The Important
confronting anjone In need of a laxa-
tive Is not a question of a single ac-
tion only, but of permanently bene-
ficial effects, which will follow proper
efforts to lire in a! healthful way, with
the assistance of Syrup of Figs and
Elixir of Senna, whenever it Is re-
quired, as it cleanses the system
gently yet promptly, without irritation
and will therefore always have the
preference of all who wish the best of
family laxatives.
The combination has the approval
of physicians because It is known to
be truly beneficial, and because It has
given satisfaction to the millions of-
well-informed families who have used
It for many years past.
To get Its beneficial effects, always
buy the genuine manufactured by the
California Fig Syrup Co. only.

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