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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO
'CALIFORNIA CITY'
IS RARE EXHIBIT
Formal Opening Will Be Marked
by Procession, Public Ad*
dresses and Music
OAKLAND, September 27.—'•Califor
nia City," the big exhibition of state
- products that for several "weeks has
heen in course of establishment by the
Hotta Industry league, will be formally
opened in the building at Seventeenth
street and Broadway tomorrow after
" noon at 1 o'clock.
A force of 150 workers has for many
dayp been busy at the exhibition site
bunding booths, streets and cozy cor
ners, placing the thousands of dif
ferent produce samples and displays
which, together with the unique and
elaborately arranged decorations and
surroundings, will make the exhibition
one of the heFt that has ever been held
in the Ptate.
Manag-er D. J. Alberga. who 1b direct
ing the display, said today that all the
120 booths erected had been taken, and
that if space \u25a0would have permitted as
many more could have found enthu
siastic occupants. The booths will be
occupied by about 200 demonstrators
and agents, most of whom are pretty
girls, who will 'tell and show, visitors
why loyal Californians should patronize
goods produced in the state instead of
allowing them- to be shipped east for
manufacture and then sent back to the
west for sale by eastern firms. The dis
play will include nothing that is not
strictly "Californian."* The streets have
b^en named after the first settlements
in the state in early days.
•At noon tomorrow 150 members of
the league, with accompanying friends
and representatives of civic and com
mercial bodies of San Francisco, will
cross the bay to participate in the
opening. The party will be met at
"Twelfth street and Broadway by mem
bers of the chamber of commerce.
Merchants', exchange, Tridty Rotary
club, and representatives of Oak
land's many c^-ic and commercial
organizations. The entire party will
form in line and march to the site of
the exhibition, where the formal ex
ercises In honor of the opening will
take place.
\u25a0 Mayor Frank K. Mott- in behalf of
the city of Oakland, and Walter S.
Mackay. as president of the chamber
of commerce, will deliver the speeches
of welcome an£ formal opening. There
\u25a0will be music by well known artists,
and the following will deliver ad
dresses: Secretary A. A. Denison of the
chamber of commerce: H. C. Capwell,
C. F. Gorman, C. M. "Wood, and in be
half of the Home Industry league.
President F. C. Parker, R. E. Queen, A.
C. Rulofson and E. L. Baldwin.
REPUBLICANS ORGANIZE
CLUB FOR CAMPAIGN
Arthur Arlett Chosen President
by Berkeley Workers
BERKELEY. Sept. 27. — A Berkeley
Johnson-Wallace club has been or
ganized in this city and steps are being
taken to enroll a large membership for
the approaching campaign. The initial
meeting of the organization was held
1n the rooms of the chamber of com
merce in Center street, and the or
ganization has a. charter membership
of 55.
The officers are: President, Arthur
Arleit: vice presidents, George H. Nick
'\u25a0 erson of Albany; J. H. Mahan, North
Oakland; Miles Standi6h, Piedmont;
Redmond Staats. Perry T. Tompkins
and Robert Greig, all of Berkeley; sec
retary. Elmer E. Nichols; treasurer,
William E. Woolsey.
A meeting will be held under the
auspices of the club tomorrow night
.In. the U-No skating pavilion in Allston
\u25a0 way. west of Shattuck avenue. It will
be addressed by A. J. Wallace, candi
date for lieutenant governor of the
\u25a0 Btat«% and L^e Gates. The committee
in charge of the meeting consists of P.
T. Tompkins, chairman; Harry Sully,
Redmond Ptaats, Senator Clifford Cog
' irins. Frank May. S. F. Whitaker and
Walter J. Burpee. V--" -
.Arrangements have also been made
• for the registration of voters at this
'meeting, under the direction of Roy
• Dempster, chairman; Dr. Lymen Allen
arid C. C. Young.
WESTERN UNION GIVES
NEW PLACE TO FOLGER
.Oakland Manager Made Super-
visor in San Francisco
OAKLAND. Sept. 27. — E. C Folger,
manager of the Western Union tele
graph office in Oakland for 19 years,
has been promoted to be supervisor of
the commercial department of the San
Francisco office. This department was
established recently, and Folger was
chosen as its chief, because of the busi
ness ability he has shown in pres
ent capacity. V,.;/."-,^;
Folger is chiefly responsible for the
growth of the local business of the
company to its present volume, and
ranks high among the men of the serv
ice. Upon him fell largely the' arduous
duties of the days following the San
Francisco fire, and he had a large part
in hastening relief here.
; j Folger Is one of the prominent busi
nessmen of Oakland. He will take up
his new Vluties at once, to be succeeded
here by F. Aubertin. for the last year
manager of the Berkeley office of the
Western Union company.
NEW-MARCH DEDICATED
TO FIRE DEPARTMENT
Selection Will Be Played at
Benefit Entertainment
BERKELEY. Sept. 27.— "Tha Fire
Brigade,** especially wrlten by Band
master Rice of the Refugee band for
the entertainment which the clubmen
and others of this icty will give In
Kellogg hall at th.4 Berkeley high
school the evening of September 30.
has been dedicated to the members of
the fire department and Fire/Chief
Jara^s Kenney.
Rice has announced the following
band selections for the muslcale: *
March, "Fire Brigade"; overture,
-William Tell" (Rossini); waltz, "Sold
and Silver" (Lehar); echoes of - the
grand opera (Tobanl); suite, from
Anthony and Cleopatra, "In the Arbor,"
~Dance of the Nubians," "Solo Dance,"
"Anthony's Victory" (Gruenwald) ; se
lection, "Three Twins," paraphase.
"Old Kentucky . Home," . solos for all
instruments (Dalbey). - -
THIEF DRIVES OFF WITH
TWO VALUABLE. DOGS
Two Irish Setters Stolen From
Berkeley Home
BERKELEY, Sept- 27. — A pair of
Irish setters, valued -at $50 each, were
stolen from F. P. Tuttle,' 2854 Garber
street, according to " his ' report to - the
police today. A~ man was! seen' driving
away, with them in Claxemont avenue.
Leading Professionalmen
Say Mrs. Butters Was Sane
Lawyers, Doctors and Judges Agree That She
Was in Her: Right State of Mind
OAKLAND, Sept. 27. — Lawyers, doc
tors and judges and a mining magnate
took the witness stand today in Judge
Wells' court to prove that the late Mrs.
Lucie Beebe 'Butters was sane when
she made her will, and that it should
not be set aside at the instance of her
children. 1 *-
Superior Judge Everett J. Brown. told
of ' many conversations he .had with
Mrs. Butters at Aetna springs. With
her Judge Brown talked, he said, of
social matters, and of her separation
from her husband,, the late Henry A.
Butters. He considered her. an-intel
ligent woman and certainly sane.
Attorney Seth Manni' president of the
Family club of San Francisco, gave
similar testimony. He also met Mrs.
Butters at Aetna springs, and^from the
conversations he had with her there, he
judged her to be sane.
Dr. Alexander Garceau, Mrs. Butters'
STORE LOOTED BY
SKYLIGHT THIEVES
Take $3,000 Worth of Clothing
Through Ceiling to Rented
Room Over Place
OAKLAND. Sept 27.— Almost the
whole stock of the Cherry credit cloth-
Ing store at 528 Thirteenth street was
carried out of the shop through a sky
light into a lodging house above by
two burglars who had been planning
their coup for a week. The value of
the goods stolen amounts to $3,000.
The burglars appeared a week, ago,
renting a room in the Abbey house, 524
Thirteenth street, directly above the
store. A lightwell led past the win
dows of the room to a skylight In the
store roof.
Some time last night the burglars re
moved the. frame of the skylight and
began their job. Letting themselves
into the store by means of ropes, they
looted the -shelves and several trunks
containing haberdashery and suits. The
garments were lifted to the room above
and this morning, when the owners of
the store arrived at their place of busi
ness, they found their stock badly de
pleted. ,«M. McLachlan, proprietor of the
lodging" house, found that' his guests
had departed during the night.
The police were informed of the bur
glary. Detectives are seeking the of
fenders, who were seen by several per
sons many times In the week and can
be promptly identified. Captain of De
tectives Petersen thinks the loot has
been shipped out of town.
DISCOVERY DAY TO BE
CELEBRATED ON LAKE
Yacht Races and Other Aquatic
Sports on Program
OAKLAND, Sept. 27. — The various
yacht clubs about the bay have re
ceived an invitation from the commit
tee in charge of the Discovery day
celebration that will be held on Lake
Merritt October 12 to participate in
the aquatic sports, which will form a
big feature of the program.
One of the water events will be i
race among boats from each of the
Italian flsh companies. There will also
be barge, canoe and swimming races,
and a number of tame ducks will be
placed on the water to be pursued by
expert swimmers.
A splendid literary program will be
carried out. the feature of which is to
be an address on the life of Chris
topher Columbus. The work on the
three boats, which are to be replicas
of the Santa Maria, the Pinta and the
Nina, has already begun, and every
effort will be made by those in charge
to see that the historic landing of the
great discoverer is realistically en
acted. ~; >;
ELMHURST BOARD TO
HONOR ITS PRESIDENT
Entertainment Planned as Ben-
efit to Leslie A. Louis
OAKLAND. Sept. 27. — The Elmhurst
board of trade will give an entertain
ment and dance at Red Men's hall,
Thursday evening, as a testimonial to
the family of Leslie A. Louis, president
of the, organization, who has been
seriously ill at his home for several
weeks.
The. committees in charge of the af
fair follow:
ExecntlT« committee— E. C. Lapham (presi
dent), Benjamin Wilson. Philip Reilly (secre
t«ry). H. G. Clayton. Frank Storer. B. F. Mc-
Lsughlin. S. F. Pitkin. George W. Murphy,
Charles MfltoD. J. O. Clark and A. F. Horst
man (treasurer).
ArranEements — Philip Reilly, H. G. Clayton,
George W. Murphy, Charles Thompson and A. F.
Horstman. !
Reception — E. C. Lapham. Philip Reilly. B. F.
MoLan rhlin, E. S. Pitkin and Benjamin Wileon.
Publicity — Frank Storer, J. O. Clark and Ben-
Jamln Wilson. \u25a0
STREET LABORER IS
STRUCK BY RUNABOUT
Broken Rib Pierces Lung as Re-
sult of Accident
OAKLAND. Sept. 27.— Chris Stanis-
Ich, a street laborer .living at 1409
Seventh street, was struck today at
noon by an automobile driven by T. J.
Lawrence at East Fourteenth street
and Twenty-second avenue, .suffering
two broken 'ribs. One of. the bones
pierced his lung. He was taken. in. the
machine to the office : of \u25a0 \u25a0 Dr.. W." M.
Beckwlth. 1269 Twenty-third -'avenue.
Doctor Beckwith gave treatment and
removed the patient to Merritt hos
pital." ' Stanisich will probably re
cover; ; :
ELECTION CONTEST
TO BEGIN FRIDAY
Morgenstern Challenges .Cros-
by's Right to Nomination
OAKLAND, Sept.. 27. — The contest of
the primary election fo^ the republican
nomination 'for assemblyman from 'the
forty-seventh district, which comprises
the city of Alameda, will be begun iFri-T
day" before "Judge Waste. l The contest
was , Instituted : by Alfred Mprgenstern;
who was' defeated for the nomination
by :47 ; votesby.Sumner Crosbyv •
Uncle • Sam's -jflshins .fleet numbers
'THE SAX FRANCISCO CALLi, WEDNESDAY: SECTEMBER 28; 1910.
physician for many years, and her
brother In law, Charles Butters, of
South Africa,- also testified that she
was of sound mind. Butters said that
his sister in law Impressed him as an
intelligent women • and a \u25a0 "woman of
ability who wanted whatvwas coming
to her." Dr. Garceau told of his many
efforts to. make peace between her and
her husband after the latter left her,
because she refused to giva .over her
fortune to him.
Somewhat of a blopr to .the contest
ants was ; struck in the form of; the
deposition of J. Paulding Edwards. ''son
of Mrs. Butters, and one of the con
testants. Edwards said on the wit
ness stand that he thought that his
mother was of unsound mind at tha
time she made her will. The deposi
tion told of her indorsing a mote for
$1,500 for him at about the same time.
Further testimony will be taken to
morrow. '\u25a0-...
COUNCILMAN SCORES
UNIVERSITY HEADS
Commissioner Berry * Declares
That Regents Are Delaying
Street Paving
BERKELEY, Sept. 27.— The failure of
the university to pave the north half of
Allston way between Telegraph avenue
and Dana street, or show a disposition
to take some action in the matter, was
commented on by' Commissioner R. A.
Berry at the meeting of the city council
today. Berry declared that the work of
improving the street was delayed by
t&e university, which had not made a
move in the matter.
The citizens of the assessed district,
however, had shown a perfect willing
ness to go ahead with the paving of the
two blocks.
"We have been beating around the
bush long enough with the university,"
said Berry at the meeting. "It is now
time for the university to act and show
its willingness to co-operate with us.
The citizens out of whose pockets will
come the money for^the improvement
of the street can rightfully protest
against , the of only half of the
street owing to the failure of the uni
versity to improve its half." ,
The question of widening the street",
which had long been In the courts and
was only recently settled after consid
erable litigation, seems, according to
Berry, to be further blocked by the
action of the university regents, who
have as yet made no move to pay for
the paving of the north half of Allston
way from the new Sather gateway west
two blocks. "
C. W. Shaw, secretary of the Alameda
milk dealers' association, addressed a
letter to the city council this morning
and asked for a conference on the ordi
nance governing the sale of milk. The
conference will be held either Septem
ber 30 or October 7.
TRIAL FOR ATTACK
ON WOMAN DELAYED
Mrs. Annie Evans Appears Jo
Prosecute for Attack With
Horse Whip
ALAMEDA, Sept 27.— Mrs. Eurilla
La Plant, wife of Aleo La Plant Sr.,
and her son Alec La Plant Jr., charged
with battery in connection with the
horsewhipping of Mrs. Annie Evans,
wife of Captain Charies Evans of; 2301
Clinton avenue, were not. in the police
court this morning when the-, cases
against them were called.'
The defendants were represented -by
Attorney A. F. St. Sure, who . asked
that the cases be continued'one week
in order that he might consult with
his clients, whom, he said, he had not
seen. The request was granted.
Mrs. Evans was present,' accompa
nied; by several women, j,
Mrs. La Plant Sr. is accused of hav
ing' unmercifully lashed Mrs. Evans
with a horsewhip while her : son held
Mrs. Evans' hands at the latter's home.
Mrs. La Plant said -that -..:'- she' V was
prompted to chastise j Mrs. Evans be
cause the latter, had alienated -the af
fections of her husband while Mrs. La
Plant was in New ..York.
Mrs. Evans is the wife of a master
mariner who has been at sea for 22
months. She expects her husband to
return soon and. has : said v that she
would not be surprised If. he went gun
ning for Alec La Plant Jr. for. the part
the latter took : in the horsewhipping.
COURT IS REQUESTED
TO DECLARE MAN DEAD
Brother Would Be~ Administra-
tor of Estate
OAKLAND, Sept: 27.— Although ig
norant of the fate of his -.brother,
Frank; O. Erwin. ; today asked- thel court
to', declare him dead, and i- to grant the
petitioner, letters,' of > administration ron
his estate. The petition recites - that
the* brother/ William"! H. Erwin, ; has
been \ missing 24 years, .and can legally
be presumed \u25a0to be dead. The estate
consists ; of personal effects of -little
value. - . .._'._' ' ' '
DR; WHEELER EXPECTED
BACK NEXT THURSDAY
Head . of , University ; Returning
- From Mexican Celebration
BERKELEY, \ Sept. \u25a0';'. .\u25a0• 27.-^President
Wheeler \u25a0 of . the - state v university, who
went , to the city iof j Mexico ito ; : attend
the: dedication of the :, Mexico > national
university.Vleft there Sunday. on- his re
turn"; trip, ft He " is . expected • to*; arrive
here Thursday.: -During , his stay in
Mexico ) : r Doctor V Wheeler a much
feted -guest,;'and deli yered many I ad
dresses.' :; ,; ;' :\\ '.'"K^f'J-':' '\u25a0 ?'? '
I-'^The : Navy i league *\u25a0 of J has : a
membership • of. 1,081,339,^ and s IU : funds
iamount to $8,395,950. ;v \u25a0 -
TRIAL OF ALLEGED
EMBEZZLER BEGUN
Leslie L. Barnard, Former Em
ploye of Sperry Flour Com=
pany, Faces Court
OAKIiAND, Sept. 27.— Taking of tes
timony in the trial of Leslie L. Barnard,
former employe of the Oakland branch
of the Sperry flour company, was begun
today" by Judge Brown. The witness
first on the stand; was C. S. Parker,
manager of the Oakland office of the
company. • Barnard was specifically ac
cused of embezzling \ $500 from his 1 emp
loyers. although • hiS total shortage
was said to run over $30,000. /
Parker, testified -that Barnard was
given; money to". deposit for the com-,
pany and that he. kept, $500 >of: it for
himself. This ; money, Barnard told an
other employe, according to Parker,
was used in .the 'purchase of .a- saloon.
Parker discovered that Barnard had
held it. out, and asked him to^return
it. Parker; received a check for $500,
but the: check 'proved' to be' worthless.
The testimony ' caused \ much legal ar
gument, Barnard's attorneys, Frank
McGowan and E.L. Cutler, contending
that the transaction did not constitute
embezzlement. >:; ;. ;
Chief Deputy District Attorney Carey
argned to ..the> satisfaction of Judge
Brown that it did, and the testimony
was admitted. \u25a0 -
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I Marriage Licenses 1
\u2666-— •.;•.; .• — — - 77 — — i-
OAKLAND,- Sept. 27.— The following" marriage
licenses were issued today :
John Marshall, 21. and Olive Dias, 16. both of
Newark.- . \u25a0
P. Cahill, 20. and Wlnnlfred Maguire,
28. both of Oakland. -
Richard Williams. 21. and Roth Kramer, 18, i
both of San Francisco.
Benjamin F. Baker. 42. Farmington, and
Frankie S. Smith, 37. Oakland. •
Hans Holmes, 25, and Lily C. Ohlson, 25. both
of Alampda. > \u25a0 . . \u25a0 \u25a0
William D. Ogilbie, 23, and Ida P. Barnes, 22,
both of Berkeley.
Robert P. Nicholson, 22, and Lubena E. Joost,
24, both of Alameda.- ,
GOVERNOR ISSUES
CALL FOR SESSION
State Legislature to Meet Octo
ber 3 to Make Change in
Amendment Error
SACRAMENTO, Sept. 27. — Governor
Gillett tonight, through Private Secre
tary Mitchell, issued the proclamation
calling the state legislature ' in extra T
ordinary, session to make a needed
change in constitutional amendment
No. l, ; which is to be voted on by the
electors of the state in November. The
legislature will meet in the state cap
itol- at .12 o'clock, noon, Monday,
October 3.
The proclamation was drafted. in San
Francisco: today and was signed and
Issued on the El Dorado train of the
Southern Pacific .line tonight. : The
leading point to .be, taken up in" the
session is shown by the" following pre
amble which is incorporated in the
call:
"Whereas, it appears that the said
amendment leaves uncertain the period
for which the gross receipts and gross
premiums mentioned In said resolu
tions are to be computed upon which
the taxes therein provided for are to
be levied, and -in case said amendment
should be adopted In its present form
by the people, such amendment would
Jeopardize the revenues to be; raised
by the state under such amendment."
ENGLISH FARMERS FORM
CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES
Associations. Sell Products and
Buy Supplies
The benefit reported to be derived, by
farmers from their co-operative socle
ties in continental; countries, especially
Denmark/has stimulated the formation
of like societies in the United King
dom. Consul Frank W. Mahin of Not
tingham says that many are now in
operation, one of which he describes:. . :
"The Midland farmers' co-operative
association was formed in 1906. -A It now
has 401 members. . '...;.
"The Midland association, through its
general offlce~lh Nottingham, disposes
of the products of Its members* farms,
excepting the livestock. For Instance,
a, member sends samples of his grain
to the office. Officials keep themselves
informed as to the best markets and
sell to the highest offer by means of
the samples.', Similar methods 'are used
with other products.- A small -com
mission is charged by the general of
fice for its service, which chargeis* be
lieved to be less than the grain to, the
farmer by dealing through the well
informed intermediary. The ( manager
of the association personally attends
the grain and cattle; markets held on
stated days in the district and*- thus is
always fully : acquainted with.; prices
and conditions.' ; '. ,
j "Through the general office the mem
ber buys 'supplies for his-farm—ma
chinery, fertilizers, seeds,; cakes . for
stock food, oil, coal, etc;, not,, however,
groceries or, other family; commodities.
The office issues . a monthly price 1 list
for members only, giving ; the cost '. of
the various articles delivered ,or. at sea
ports. All. the prices are said to be less
than .the member would be charged if
,he .individually .: bought % the .:. supplies. 1
In addition, the, member is assured that
his purchases will always be of the best
quality and character." \u25a0" ' v 1
"The monthly, price list contains, be
sides .the , cost of supplies, suggestions
and: -information' -regarding the:; best
farming devices andmethods and prob
able changes, in prices arid* trade r condif
tlons.^Thelannual cash business'of the
association is now about $125,000 and
has_ steadily increased 'each 'year. The
expenses are ; about' 3 per .cent* of • that
amount.", VV- iSffIBBBBiT-. 1 • • • -" ' : [email protected]?%
AMERICANS TO:EXCAVATE
: ; ANCIENT CITY OF SARDIS
Work Will: Take 200 Men From
Two to Five i Years
. . Consul General Ernset I* Harris writes
that: Professor (Butler/ of ; the y.Univer
sity 'of t Princeton,'? accompanied
American Pengineers/Pl has ?•. arrived i'at
Smyrna .nand^ will ? ;i lmmediately i^cbm-;
mencel work >\u25a0 excavating 's» the? ancient
city;" of • Sard is, which -is '. about ; five
hours v distant; lf romt Smyrna ;fby^ rail:
The vwork v will : last |two to s five « years,
and ;it?;is .' the intention of ..;those*; in
charge Tof :thls'interestlng;enterprlse:td
do f itS thoroughly - and I'lay.Jt; the 7 ,: entire
city I bare;? 200 " men V will .* be 'employed
eight*' months f- each'; year.- ''The : funds
for the, enterprise! will ; be supplied by
New- York; capitalists. '\u25a0":\u25a0•\u25a0'.. ; i - :
>;;?A:'j good', / talker •li -one- who \ knows
Coast Chambers of Commerce
Plan Mass Meeting on Fleet
Admiral Evans'' Plan to Establish Permanent
Naval Defense Arouses- Interest
j: OAKLAND, Sept. 27.— At. this morn
ing's meeting "of the directors of the
chamber. 'of commerce a comunlcation
w_as'' received from Secretary -Ruf us
Choate of the San Diego chamber to
the .; effect' that a*, movement .has-been
started among the chambers of the
Pacific coast to bring about a" mass
meeting of representatives in . the near
future to consider "Admiral Evans* plan
to secure the permanent establishment
of a Pacific" coast battleship .fleet. The
secretaries of the different' coast cham
bers have been 'instructed, to wire Gov
ernor , Gillett, asking him formally to
call" the meeting under his own presi
dency, the time and place to.be.'selected
at his option. The object of themass
meeting, will" be [to] indorse the admi
ral's plan and to petition congress that
the fleet be established in .the interest
of and 'for the r proper 'protection of
coast cities, as ;; outlined by A.dmiral
Evans., -,-. \u25a0. - : N'T- . -'.7.-..". "\u25a0'-- \u0084
."A- large hand woven; silk scroll was
received; from the honorary commercial
commissioners of "Japan, upon which
was .woven,,' ln Japanese | characters, an
expression of thanks by < the commis
sioners to - the chamber, members for
the hospitality and courtesy: shown the
Nipponese body, during its... visit to
Oakland while touring America in
1909. t ; - ... "..
P. C.^Frederic^on, with W. E. Gib
son. Ci M. Wood, R~ S. Kitchener and
B^P. Miller, were appointed to arrange
a program, including an auto trip
about the city, as entertainment for
the "delegates to the convention of the
Danish. Brotherhood at" Fresno, who
will visit Oakland at the close of the
CITY TO ACQUIRE
PARKS THIS YEAR
Mosswood and Lake Lands Will
Be Added to Municipal
System
OAKLAND, ' Sept: 27. — As soon as
money is available from the tax levy
for the current fiscal year, the city ad
ministration will purchase for the mu
nicipality Mosswood park and the Mer
ritt property at The Willows, on Lake
Merritt. . .
Realizing that unless the purchase
were paid this year the city would, lose
the benefit of its options, the council
has provided' $143,485 in- the budget for
the purpose of securing the park prop
erties. . . ;\u25a0- . :;\u25a0 f \u25a0•\u25a0 '- - : :: \u25a0 . . \u25a0
City Attorney John W. Stetson is now
framing the ordinances for closing the
deals. Negotiations between the board
of public works and the trustees of the
Merritt estate have been closed by the
agreement on the price. For the lake
land, which will' complete the chain of
parks on the west shore, the city will
pay $43,485. Something more than
$100,000 will be paid- for Mosswood
park.
Mosswood is being held in trust for
the city by the local banks. The trus
tees have advanced the money for the
construction of a pergola and wall on
the Broadway frontage, and have main
tained the grounds. The purchase
money will include the value of the
park when it was ; taken over by the
banks, taxes paid and the cost of im
provements.
These acquisitions were recommended
by the park commission, which consid
ered the lands among the most impor
tant sections of the municipal park sec
tion '
STRANGER GIVES BAD
CHECK TO OPTICIAN
Police Asked to Find Fraudu-
lent Customer
OAKLAND, Sept. 27.— George H.
Dickinson of California ; optical
company, 1113 Broadway, v reported to
the police this morning, that he 'had
accepted a worthless check.for $15 from
a'man who gave the name of CE. At
wood, giving the.- stranger J $10 as
change. -. The man. ordered .apair c of
glasses, for which he promised to | call
a few days ago.: He then drew out
the 'Check, drawn on R. B. Jones In
favor of H. C. Bryant, and said he
would pay a $5 deposit. With the $10
change Atwood disappeared, . : and I later
the-check ; was returned to"Dickinson
bythebank. . v ; • - ;\u25a0-,
, J. Murphy, : employed by the Leona
heights rock quarry"* company,. reported
that ? he> was drugged , last night and
robbed 'Of $15 -and a gold watch. He
said* he met a' young man- in ! a- saloon
and , took several ';\u25a0 drinks | with the
stranger. This morning •he . awoke In
De Fremery park. His companion and
his; valuables were gone. '4'
r Mrs. G. : Chambers, .proprietor of a
shoe store atV 1612; Seventh street," re
portedthat a black handbag was stolen
from her shop yesterday byj a sneak
thief,' who' e'nteredr while she was. In a
rear room: The reticule contained pa
pers worth $30." --
Mrs. M. Turner, 571 Eighth street,
reported the theft of. a suitcase from
the house. . , > . ;
CUP IS OFFERED FOR
BEST SHORT STORY
University English Club Opens
v Writers' - Contest
BERKELEY, Sept 27. — To stimulate
interest In the writing; of short stories
the English club, the premier brganlza- 1
tion: controlling 'dramatics .'on- :f: f the
: campus, : has \ announced ;a" short story
; contest; . which ; will ? close : October 20.
'.The/ prize; will: be a'sllver,cup,^the per
manent possession of. the' club, but upon
which jWill; be engraved < the Vnarnes of
each year's : winners, ; with the titles of
the>best story. in, the competitions.' *
The judges of the; contest willbe Dr.-
H. IE. 1 Cory.'; Dr./ G. Ar Smithson," nj W.
Cross, editorj of \u25a0 the . Occident magazine,
and Miss Cheryl Merrill, 4 literary editor
'of (thei publication.^.'^ .. - -*~,~- ' \u25a0/" '
. : In charge'; of the > contest will be a*
committee composed of Miss Marguerite
Ogden, ; chairman ;w'James Fiske, • Miss
Lillian ifßice, •} Miss ; Rose Gardner '-. and
Newton ;B^ Drury. _: ;..*. . -. .-;'' * .'. •'\u25a0; ••-\u25a0'
.The best stories will be printed iii' the
monthly. magazine.. >: \u25a0' v .•' : ,
DEATH "OF- JV E." COSY— Alameda,7 Sept. . 27.—
- - James = E. j Cory,'"/ a "i well V known " employment
-\u25a0. agent:- died ;lasr night ln< a local hospital. He
was 66 years of age i and; had; resided; here: for
:;i6 years.- 7 Cory; is said to h«Te left a daughter
\u25a0 who . It . supposed ; to -' be', lirlng , la ; tie \u25a0 northern
l part ofithe Bt»U* , ' ; -^ ,- - \u25a0-- --. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.. . \u25a0•\u25a0
conclave. The program will also in
clude a/ banquet and exercises."-.
. H. C. ; CapVell pointed out -that near
ly all text books; class pins and other
incidental, articles used in the schools
of-\Oakland were \u25a0 purchased ' from San
Francisco firms, and proposed that. In
asmuch as two of 'the largest manufac
tories -In . the country for ? articles of
this kind were /situated in Oakland,
action should be taken at once' to see
that; the home firms received the pa
tronage. . '• i ';. Vc A ':':''*
,A" resolution was adopted protesting
against the •< continuance of the rule
made by the. companies operating ferry
boats on the bay whereby^ the number
of automobiles carried by each boat is
limited to four machines. This action
was taken on the ground that the re
striction • worked an inconvenience and
hardship on the thousands of auto
owners of the community, which, in
proportion to its population, owned
more machines than any section in" the
world.' : '>.'v-
A committee of 10 members will ;be
appointed by President "VW S. Mackay
to co-operate with the Panama-Pacific
exposition committee on publicity, pre
paratory to the holding of a post card
week from October 10 to 17, to boost
the exposition. *
A. resolution was adopted Indorsing
the establishment in this city of the
First California battalion of zouaves,
and asking the state adjutant general
to allow, the organization the use^ of
necessary arms and~accouterments.*
Secretary A, A. Denison was appoint
ed as the chamber's representative on
the California development board, and
R. M. Clark was granted a leave of
absence for two weeks. ,
COUNCIL TO CUT
BOND ESTIMATES
School Issue With Reduced
Total to Be Submitted
in November
OAKLAXD,- Sept. 27. — Councilmen R.
C. Vose,» Oliver Ellsworth and L N.
Cobbledick have been named as a spe
cial committee to revise the estimate
made by the ; board of education for
the proposed bond issue for new
schools and sites. They were selected
by -President Pendleton of the -city
council' at a special conference of the
school directors, board 'of public works
and, council. . \u25a0\u25a0.
-Mayor Mott and several councilmen
were in favor of keeping the total
amount of the Issue low. The con
ferees decided that reductions would
b*e necessary to -make. up a bond issue,
which would be voted down because of
excessive Increase in the tax fate, but
would "supply funds sufficient to cor
rect the overcrowded condition of the
public schools.
To meet this exigency the school
board agreed that the council should
appoint the x revision committee. The
same body will also call the election
and probably will name a date between
November 15 and December 1, after the
charter .election.
JThe school board estimate puts the
total amount required at $3,400,050.
This Included $575,500 for enlargement
of sites. of elementary schools and Im
provements, $235,500 for new sites.
$1,620,000 for new buildings and addi
tions and $968,000 for the high schools.
A delegation of students -.from the
manual training and commercial high
school called on Mayor Mott to appeal
for their school. They pledged the
support of the student . body to the
bond issue as it would be submitted
to the voters. The' delegates were
Waldo Clark, Griffln Glsh. Herman
Greenwood. Wallace Kyte, Charles
Coffey, Alfred aßteman, Richard Woer
ner and eGorge HJelte.
GEOGRAPHER TO SPEAK
m*', ON AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
Dr. Eugene Oberhummer to
Lecture at University
BERKELEY, Sept. 27. — Dr. Eugene
Oberhummer, professor of geography
at the University of Vienna and one of
the world's foremost authorties on this
subject, will lecture before the students
of the university and the general public
in California hall either Thursday or
Friday night. . His subject will be "The
Principal Geographical Features of
Austria-Hungary."
Arrangements " for the lecture were
made by Doctor who met
Doctor Oberhummer In Mexico, where
he was a delegate to the congress of
educators. .
After the sessions Doctor Oberhum
mer-joined several archaeological ex
peditions. ..He is now in the Tosemite
valley and -is expected to arrive here
either tomorrow or Thursday.
PURSE IS STOlXN— Berkeley. Sept. 27.—Hanj
. Ing her purse.' containing money and Jewelry,
on the doorknob of her apartment at the Berk
shire. Telegraph avenue and Bancroft way,
yesterday while she conrersed with a friend
in an adjoining room. Mrs. M. Spencer found
.the purse on the hall floor and its contents
stolen on her return.
DIVOECE BUTT FlLE3>— Oakland. Sept. 27.—
\u25a0 ;Sult ,for dlTorce on. the grounds "of desertion
r and :' habitual \u25a0 neglect was begnn- today by
Roberta F. against John S. Hopkins.
YOUR UPSET, SOUR, GASSY STOMACH
IS RELIEVED IN A FEW MINUTES
Take a little Diapepsin now
and your Stomach will feel
fine in five minutes
'Every .family here ought, to keep
some t Diapepsln * in the : house, as any
one'of you -may, havo* an attacks of In-
digestion or Stomach trouble at any
time. • day. or. night. : , v
V: Thisl : harmless .preparation will 'di-
gest anything you eat and overcome a
distressed, k out"; of border stomach- five
minutes ; afterwards.;-
r ,If;your t <meals don't tempt' you,' or
what little you'do eat seems. to fill you.
or -.lays .like, a V lump, of . lead In your
stomach,; Tor ;If . you ; have 'heartburn,
that Us i<a" sign of ;•:' ;>* -/-.
'-:• Ask? your.; 1 Pharmacist for ; a 50 cent
caao jot ?. Pape's * Diapepsln*" and talta
VOTERS TO DECIDE
CURRENT QUESTION
Referendum Will Be Invoked »
Alameda Municipal Electric
Plant Matter
ALAMEDA. Sept. 27.— The question -
as to whether or not the city shall buy
electric current from an outside cor
poration for the municipal plant dur
ing the daylight hours and operats th©
city generating works only at night
will probably be decided by a referen
dum vote at the municipal election to
be held In April.
Petitions requesting the city council
to submit the matter to a vote of th«
electorate have been prepared by At- *t
toraey A. F. St. Sure and will b« placed
In circulation without delay.
The board of electricity, after re
porting to the city council that day
current could be bought from an out
side concern cheaper than it could b»
developed at the municipal generating
works, was authorized to negotiate- for
the purchase of day current from an,
outside concern. Bids were called fo»
and th** offer of the Great "Western
power company -was decided to be the*
best submitted. Arrangements are un
der way to close a contract with th©
Great Western power company, but it
is expected that the board of electricity
will defer. definite action until th© sen
timent of the • voters on the question,
has been ascertained at th© polls.
SUNFLOWER GROWING
COMMERCIAL INDUSTRY]
Oil From Seed Affords Russia
Large Revenue
The sunflower is grown In Russia, ac
cording to United States Consul John
H. Grout, to a considerable extent. th»
amount of seed crushed amounting
usually to over half a million tons.
At first the center of Its cultivation
was /In the provinces of Tehernigov,
Kiev. Poltava and Kharkov, but now
the principal cultivation of the plant
has moved farther southeast into the
Kuban territory and the province of
Stavropol.
Much of the seed is eaten by the pop
ulace similar to the way Americans use
peanuts, being eaten either raw or
roasted. The bulk of the seed, how
ever. Is pressed for its oil. 'which finds a
ready, sale here as a welcome lenten
fare. Since the introduction of Im
proved methods of refining a very pala
table oil with a clear and pleasant yel
low tint has been produced. The oil Is
sold at Odessa at $10 to $10.75 per 100
pounds. As a rule it is shipped in
ordinary wooden casks, although lately
tin canisters have been' used success
fully.
Small shipments have been made as
an experiment and. strange to say. to
such parts of the Mediterranean as are
famous for their production of olive oil.
Possibly the people there find it profit
able to export their more valuable oil
and to import for their own use surro
gate oils. Other than the above men
tioned shipments, very little sunflower
seed oil Is exported from Odessa, home
demand either being equal or mor«
than equal to the supply. At present
there can not be much of this oil In
storage, inasmuch as last season's har
vest of seed was almost a failure. (Only
about 288,000 tons were crushed in all
Russia.)
Sunflower seed cultivation Is much,
aided by the fact that It has been
found that the stalk of the plant makes
fairly good fuel and contains potash,
when reduced to ash. of a very good
quality, some of which is exported from)
the port of Xovrossisk. :.\ * ;V
BAKERS IN ENGLAND
RAISE THEIR PRICES
Four Pound Loaf Is to Sell for
1 Cent More
.The London bakers have decided to
raise the price of bread by %d (1 cent>
on the four pound loaf. A rise in the
price of beef and mutton, it is said, is
also anticipated.
A circular has been issued by th»
London master bakers* protective soci
ety giving as a reason, for the pro
posed* increase In the price of the four
pound loaf that no other course was
open because of the Increase of 3s to 4a
(73 to 97 cents) In the price of a sack
of flour (280 pounds). "When the addi
tional %d (1 cent) is added^there will
be' a minimum charge of 6d (12 cents)
for "a four, pound loafandof 6%d (13
cents) for the best quality.
A, London baker stated recently that
even at 13 cents a loaf, the flour cost
ing 33s (JS.O2) a sack, the profit was
only Is 9d (42 cents> per sack, as it
costs 14s ($3.41) to convert a sack of
flour into bread.
The additional charge on a four
pound loaf, it Is said, will be a great
benefit to hundreds of * small bakers,
who, with the present high price of
flour, have been conducting their busi
ness, if not at a loss, at least with a
slim margin of profit.
SANDALS AND SOCKS
ARE WORN BY HORSES
Japanese, horses wear sandals of ric»
straw, bundles of which are attached to
the sandal, to be renewed when neces
sary. The Iceland peasant shoes his
•pony with sheep's horn. In the upper
Oxus. valleys horseshoes made of the
antlers of the mountain deer, fastened
with horn pins, are employed. Horses
in the Sudan go in their stocking test
— their socks are of camel skin. ;,.,•,
BUSINESS MANAGES CHoSE2T— Berkeley. Sept.
27.— R. B. High, a junior (talent, has twea
chosen as manager of •'The Mikado," which
will be naag by the women of the Tr«ble43ef
society of, the nnlrerslty la aa Oakland tie
ater October, 20. E. D. Woodwmnl will b«
Blah's assistant in the business manasement
of the ' play.
A man doesn't mind being abused be
cause of his wealth.
a little just as soon as you can. Ther©
wlir be no sour risings, no belchlns
of undigested, food mixed with acid,
no stomach gas or heartburn, fullness
or r heavy feeling In the stomach. Nau-
sea. • Debilitating Headaches. ' Dizziness
or intestinal griping. This will all go.
and. besides, there will be no sour food
left 'over* in' your, stomach to poison
your breath with nauseous odors.
Pape's \u25a0 Diapepsln is a certain cure
for out of order stomachs, because it
prevents* fermentation /and takes- hold
of your, food and digests- it Just the
samp as if your stomach wasn't there.
Relief in five minutes from all stom-
ach misery, at^ any drug- store, wait-
ing, for you. '
These large -50 cent cases contain
more, than sufficient to cure almost any
chroniq case \ot\ Dyspepsia, : Indl«eatloa
or any. \u25a0 other- GtosuLcb - trouble^

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