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BIDS MADE FOR
MUNICIPAL RAILS
Firms Set Prices on First Con
tract of Material for Geary
Street Road
Bids for the first contract of mate
rial for the municipal Geary road were
received by the board of works yester
day. The offers were to supply ap
proximately ' $130,000 worth of steel
rails, the first shipment for the new
roadbed, and three firms made pro
posals. Those of Henry Ling were
thrown out as irregular. The bids of
the Pennsylvania steel company and of
the Lorraine steel company were taken
under advisement
The Pennsylvania company offered to
supply steel grooved girder rails, per
long ton. at $34.25; steel guard rails.
544.25. These prices were f. o. b. for
railway shipment from the point of
manufacture. For delivery at ship's
Fide at either New York. Philadelphia
or Baltimore, the offer was 535.40 for
both types of rail. For delivery at San
Francisco the prices -were $50 and $60
respectively.
The Loraine steel company offered to
deliver the grooved girder rails on
board cars at plant for $36.30 a long
ton: the steel guard rails for $46.90.
For delivery at ships side the offers
were $35.40 and $48.40 respectively.
For delivery In this city their prices
\u25a0were the same as those of the other
firm, $50 and $60.
Two firms also bid on the construc
tion of each of the city's projected In
cinerators of the garbage disposal sys
tem. The McDonald engineering com
pany offered to build them for $150,000
each. The Destructor company's bids
were $123,141 for the Islais creek in
cinerator and $132,075 for the North
beaoh plant.
The public utilities committee yes
terday authorized Supervisor Pugh, the
chairman, to confer with the members
of the board of works and fix upon a
definite route for the Geary street road.
The line in the western end of Rich
mond is problematical an regards its
course for 12 or 15 blocks, but the ad
justment will not be undertaken until
the successor of Commisisoner Broder
jck Is appointed.
AMUSEMESTS /
Columbia Theater
SPECIAL
TOMORROW AFTERNOON, NOV. 18, 2 O'CLOCK SHARP
Xlnth Bencnt in Aid of the
CHARITY FUND
—OF THE—
S. F. ASSOCIATED THEATRICAL MANAGERS
A PROGRAMME OF SURPASSIXG EXCELLENCE!
j TALE.VT FROM ALL THE THEATERS »
Columbia, Savor, Orpbruin, Garrictc, Princess, Alcazar, Chutes, "Wipprrain,
/ Xatlonal
! —And —
2 BIG FEATURES FROM
THE KIRMESS!
I Reserved >eat.«, $2.00 and 91.00
LIZA LEHMANNI
Atxl Her English Quartet
"In a Terslen Garden" and Other Works
Tonig-ht at 8:15, >"oreltT Theater
Sundar Afternoon at ColnmWa
Sears $1.50. $1. 75r. at Sherman. Clay & Co's
| Tomorrow, Oakland, Ye Liberty |
SEATS XOW SEIX.IXG
Sherman. Clay & Co."s, Sutter ami Kearny
fig^ PAVLOWA
W MORDKIN
With Imperial Russian Ballet and Orchestra
From Metropolitan Opera Hoase.
fi Mjrbtn. 3 Mats. (Thnrc, Sat., Sun.)
A* Valencia, Com. Next Hon.. X«>v. 21
Price* $3. f2. $I.&>. Si: Boxed. $32 and $40.
Address Mail Orders with Funds to
W. It. Greenbaum.
POliSf^E'OS? intAiK£
SI LOVCPICH. MANA&EJK
Ellts Pt. Near Flllroore. Class A Theater.
MAT. SATURDAY— LAST TIME SAT. NIGHT.
Ssm S. & Lee Shubert, Inc., Present
"THE
BLUE MOUSE
Clyde Fitch's Most Uproarious rarce.
First "time at Popular Prices. Nlpht Prices —
25c to $1. Sat. ana Sun. Mat^ Prices— 2s to 75c
SEAT SALE XOW OV
Commencing Sunday Metinee, Not. 20,'
BILLY (SINGLE) CLIFFORD
In "The Girl, the Man and the Gsme."
n A DDirV THEATER
liuKKIl t\. Bills at Fillmore
VJlz».iL\lVl Vil Phone West 1194
S. I>OVERICH. Manager.
A TREMEXDOIS HIT:
MAY nil I
In the Ciercr Plxley-I>uders Musical Comedy,
"The GIRL and
the_BARON"
Nlpht and Sun. Mat. Price*— 2sc to $1.
Saturday Mat. "Pop" Prices— 23c and 50c.
/dgfik RACING
z<^?7^. NEW CALIFORNIA
JOCKEY CLUB
\NuK li^v Oakland Race Track
n BAcma eveky
&S?^ j} WEEK DAY,
V SAIN OE SHUTE
BIX RACES EACH DAY
First Kace «t l:< 0 P; «=•
AdmUislon— Men. $2; Laoles, -$1.
For special trains etopping at the track. Uke
P P Ferry, foot of Market St.: leare at 12 m.,
thereafter erery 20 minutes until 1:40 p. m. No
unoking in tb« last two cars, which are reserved
fur OM b^ H^7 LUAMg \u0084p relll dent.
PERCY W. TREAT. Secretary.
' ' ..."\u25a0.\u25a0' *
J USE CALL WANT ADS j
To Eent/Your House [
WIFE FORGIVEN FOR
SAKE OF CHILDREN
Dentist Withdraws Divorce Suit,
but Refuses to Exonerate
Corespondent 0
"Willing to forgive' his wife for the
sake of his two children, Dr. Francis
Gruss, the dentist and former town
trustee of Mill Valley, withdrew bis
complaint for divorce yesterday, but
his forgiveness did not run to E. L.
Doherty, head of the Doherty lumber
company, who was named as core
spondent.
Doctor Gruss and his wife are rec
onciled and living together at 251 First
avenue, but with the understanding
that if Doherty crosses the threshold
there will be trouble. v
"I withdrew 'my complaint for\di
vorce." said Doctor Gruss, "but I do not
withdraw my charges against Doherty.
ThoFe stand. I simply have come to
the conclusion that I am not going to
allow the future of my children and
my wife's happiness to be wrecked by
the designs of a man of the stamp of
Doherty.
"I feel now as I did when I first, dis
covered the conditions. For nine years
my wife was all that a wife should be
and it was not until Doherty entered
our home as a guest and a' friend that
there was any change in her.
"i; told my wife that while I -was
quite willing to have her back in the
home I would not, under* any circum
stances try to clear. Dohertj^'s reputa
tion. What scandal and shame there
may fall on her I will share, but Do
herty must look to himself."
NEW CHURCH TO BE
OCCUPIED NEXT SUNDAY
BERKELEY, Xov. 16. — The new St.
John's Presbyterian church, which has
been completed at College avenue and
Stuart street, will be occupied for the
first time next Sunday, although the
dedicatory services have been set for
November 27. The chapel, which ad
joins the church, will be used for the
Sunday school room.
Y^®JJsS%£^fiaMZ Of 72R MarkPt 139
\-~*%a&X£IWSMZU£3aMf HomeJ2S22
"POP" MAT. TODAT— Prices from $1 to 26c
ONLY THREE NIGHTS MORE OF
WM. FAVERSHAM
JTJXIE OPP, and His Companj In
THE WORLD AND MIS WIFE
S*-«ts at the Theater and Emporium.
I SEAT Starting
_ . _ _ SUXDAV MGHT
-jjf- DeWOLFHOPPER
on I A Matinee Idol
A I TA7AD andSteiner
BELASCO & MATER, Owners and Managers
LAST FOUR NIGHTS
A Powerful American Play
THE GREAT
JOHN QANTON
Adapted by J. Hartley Manners from Arthur
J. Eddy's Novel, "Ganton & Co."
PRICES— Night, 25c to $1; Mat.. 25c to 50c
MATINEE SATURDAY AND STJNDAY
Seats for Sale at Box Office and Emporium
NEXT WEEK— Cljde Fitch's Finest Comedy,
"GIRLS"
NIGHTLY. INCLUDING SUNDAY. -
MATINEE SATURDAY
Special Matinee Thanksgiving Day— sl, 50c, 25c.
ISIK£ pf K0 a A H F&Vwk /i 9 £v
In Her Latent and Greatest : Success,
THE OTHER WOMAN
Next Attraction— LlLLlAN RUSSELL, "IN
SEARCH OF A SINNEB.". • "
Safpft and Most Majmiflcent Theater in America.
MATINEE TODAY AND EVEHY DAY
EVERY EVENING AT 8:15
INTERNATIONAL VAUDEVILLE
GEORGE BEBAN and Associate Players I Pre-
sent "The Sign of the Rose"; GRANT and
HOAG: JEWELL'S MANIKINS; THE GREAT
ASAHI. Assisted by the Asahi Quintet; Last
Week the Phenomenal Parisian : Vocalist," CA-
MILLE OBEK: NEW YORK TRIO;.' FELICE
MORRIS and CO. ; NEW ORPHEUM ' MOTION
PICTURES. Most Positively Last Week of. the
Greatest Terpslchorean Sensation Ever Known In
This City. THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN DANCERS.
Ere* Prices, 10c, 23c. 50c, 75c; Box Seats, $1.
Mat. Prices (Except. Sundays and Holidays). 10c,
25c. SOc./PHOXESrPOUGLAS 70.. H0ME CIS7Q.
LURLINE
DISH AXD LARKIX STS.,
OCEAN WATER BATHS
N n I m m t MET and ; Tab"; Baths .j-'VK. j-'VK
Salt walcr din-ct .-from"- tho, ocean; Open :
every, day and*, evening.", including Sundays'
and holidays, from 7 a. m. to 10 p. -m. Spec-
tators* • callery free."- .-•... .\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 ;• \u25a0 .
.r. r Natatoriura , reserxed Tuefday : and ' Friday'
"morning from. 9 -o'clock to noon : for • women
only. i •'\u25a0>-;'\u25a0 \u25a0'.\u25a0' \u25a0 ' \u25a0 - ' '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0<-.\u25a0- s - \u25a0 '
'•Filtered \u25a0 Ocean- Water -Plunge"
COMFORTABLY HEATED .-
Hot - Air Hair Dryers for Women '- Bather*.'
The • -populsr 'resort- for - a-, winter's ; day I or.
evening. ' . Temperature \u25a0: of \u25a0 building • adjusted :
to suit weather. - •'-\u25a0 t-:' -\u25a0 •\u25a0 v
BRANCH TUB BATHS. 2151 GEARY, ST.
./ \u0084 , NEAR DEVIEADERO \u25a0'\u25a0\u0084--. .. \ ,\, \ ± •,
SHE 'i SAX FRANQISGO GALL^ THURSDAY; yb^EMBER 17, 1910.
George Beban's First Appearance-
While a Little Boy in This City
" Some shining stars of the. theatrical world who 'are appearing, or will be^se^n,;atthe±locaVplayhoiisess
FATHER CHECKS
BUDDING ACTOR
George Beban Tells How His
Parent Caused Boy to Be
"Fired" Often
WALTER ANTHONY
George Beban's first appearance on
any stage was at Plait's hall in this
city years ago. He was then about 8
years old, and was a member of tn«
primary school- that Mrs. Griffith used
to manage in Filbert street under Tele
graph hill. It was a big entertainment
at Platt's, and all the school children
took part. George won the prize for
singing. His selections were: "Mary
and John," "A Flower From My Angel
Mother's Grave," "Warrior Bold," "The
Picture That Is Turned Toward the
Wall and ''The Little Hero.' When the
audience gave him big applause, he tells
me that he lost his wits to the theater.
Now that he comes back to his old
home again, and plays successfully at
the Orpheum in the pretty playlet he
wrote himself, around a familiar poem,
"The Sign of the Rose," he is entitled
to tell his story.
FATHER WAS PROUD _
It seems that his father, Rocco Beban,
was was a pioneer, was opposed to
George's going on the stage. ."He sat
out there in front at'Platt's hall," saia
Beban in his dressing room yesterday,
"and was a proud parent, you may be
sure, but after the show was over he
wanted me to, go home.and forget- it.
The theatric, virus was in ; . my .blood,
however, and- once~you"re infected, you
can't be cured. I went' to work at the
old Vienna gardens singing for \|l a
night and living with. my elder brother,
Lewis. When my father found out that
I was spending an hour anight at that
old time playhouse he got me 'fired.*
The manager— -I've forgotten his name
— -told me, mendaciously, that I was a
very bad singer. Then I went to the
old California and got a job as juve
nile with -McKee :Rankin and George
Osbourne. . If ;I couldn't. sing, I said to
myself, .at least I could act. 'Things
went well' until >my father, found out
that 1 1 was • there, and got . me' fired*
again. Later, Osbourne -opened at the
old Grand. Opera' house,.' and. I went to
work in 'Hands Across the Sea.' : Father
discovered- my ; identity >again ; and .1
got 'flr edv once more.' . '-'\u25a0 . . " ; < % . .
"FIRED'^ OXCe' MORE /
"So thenil went to Charlie Reed and
"Billy", Eraerson-.at- the-: old Standard
theater and.blacked :up.a.'lCobody,would
know, me. now/I said, under the cork.
I was a madrigal boy. Vln an e.vll mo
ment, however,' I agreed to take {part
in an afterpiece and. sang/a solo. : My*|
voice identified me,- and; father . got me ;
fired \ again/ 'Then • I ran away. \u0084J ohn
Morrisey;: subsequently found me. ; in
Chicago-and' put me in a musical com
edy company, "and -after. ; five- years il
landed r ln.rßroadway.. .That's .the stor,y
of myilif c, briefly,',' fsaid. the San j Fran
cisco bby^who" came ; back a great.char
acter actor, arid *who\now, according ;tb
the terms; of ;a^ contract '; which.-- he
showed- me,; is- engjiged by Klaw^'Er-'
langer toi- star Sunder., their," manage
ment for .two' years, .-.beginning ;nexf
April,-, at asalary of — but -that was con
fidential., ..\u25a0'."\u25a0.\u25a0 -. r '.' -,\u25a0.-.:.'. J, \u25a0\u25a0'.','. " \'\"-^'. : ''\" :
s The 'play; in "; which .Beban., will ap
pear next year is; built up vtrornithe
sketch" he. isj now. presehtlngrat j the. Or
pheum', "and ; Mil toh'-Royle \u25a0 is • at :work . on !
the -piece.- .It-will bo called: t'The • Sici
lian." " . :,:s.'~.'~ :.:'::;:". " ;\u25a0:\u25a0/ -
....- 1.*...-*......*...-
Barney Oldfield, .according;: to- infor- ;
matldnj.whtch '-'\u25a0 I * have ' recei ved;/exclu- !
slvely, has [ offered « to- back Miss Nellie
Butler, against "the; other", wogan," who
ever.. she'- J .is,^in l : an"! automobile -race!
While the 1 lady who^plays^frivolous Mrs v :
Harriet vyarnurri>in..?Blanche
production of !; '.'The' Other pWoman": was'
in Hot Sprlngs,jfArk; : irshe',wasHimed*by,
Barney<ln;his:machirie"andVmade'ia? mile
in '67, seconds. I'Barn.eyisquinted hlsleye
and . 1 ooked |atlhi s ; watch. '-"-\u25a0 He i though t
it'i>mustp,havef stopped. 'i-Vlf'' ever -you
give up^thei stage,"; Oldfield'.ls .reported
to' : have ; said, t, "you ! may f count", on r me
to" back •* you l against any;. woman- racer
in\theTv.-orld^">; "V .~, .. : . ,-^
LABOR LEADER HAS
TIFF WITH ROGERS
J-os Angeles Editor Asked to
Explain Attack on Jury and
District Attorney
LOS -ANGELES, Nov. 15.—Personali
ties instead of evidence occupied a por
tion of the time today of 'the. special
grand jury, which is investigating; the
Times explosion. Two witnesses. were
concerned in this phase of the case — •
Stanley Wilson, a Lios Angeles -labor
leader and editor, and \u25a0- C. M. : Feider,
organizer of the; barbers' union, also of
Los Angeles.
Wilson was asked .what' warrant he
had for publishing articles in his paper,
the official organ of organized labor.in
this section, attacking the good faith of
the grand jury, and for berating Dis
trict Attorney. Fredericks f or ' having
appointed Earl Rogers, the attorney, for
the Merchants', and Manufacturers', as
sociation, as ay special deputy district
attorney to assist -the grand jury.
The labor ..union editor was on the
stand for' more than an hour.:. and vwas
followed by Feider, who, it -is \u25a0 said, in -
terrupted the placid proceedings of tno
inquisitors. by'a personal tiff with Earl
Rogers; \u25a0 =:"v . ..,.\u25a0 \u25a0->" . \u25a0 •;"
According to statements' attributed, to
Feider, Rogers subjected Mrs. Feider to
the "third degree," and made it so se
vere that the woman collapsed and was
ill for sometime. ; ; ,, c > \u25a0;. :
Mrs. .Belle ; Laying garbed •\u25a0 in jj a new
and handsomely tailored costume, was
again a witness this afternoon^ " Since
her release from jail; where > she .was
held: for r several .weeks under' a war
rant s charging* her with , the murder, of
one of the Times. victims,, she has been
presentr'constantly in the jury room
corridor.;.. ' \u25a0•---— •', .
- Detective '.Thomas Carroll of the Los
Angeles -police; department, and ; a num
ber of 'Times who had t charge
of -the. ink. and gasoline: stores' of « tne
newspaper, plant^ at the : . time of ;'the ex
plosion, were also examined.^ - : 1
: E. AW. Miller. -organizer of the,mill
men's union,: who 'was . on :the :Btand
when.the special grand Jury, adjourned
yesterday, was' recalled today jj to con
tinue: his testimony, r . /'- " ;
v ,' Miller ' Is said to have : been j associated
witlr AntbnTJohannsen of San : Francisco
,while .1 the', latter, was?; financing! the
strikes of 'the iron, workers and-brew
ery employes*; ln >this^city. \u25a0 He was
subpenaed ;: while in . San , Diego) last
week." ' '. . \u0084]\u25a0'. )\u25a0'. , ' \u25a0 \u25a0 . ." ~.[ : :..'\u25a0.-.\u25a0 \u25a0;-,; ;
Mexico .. and - Return, $80
: - Oh -. the Christmas .holiday excursion
leaving San Francisco. December 14 and
Los 'Angeles .December 15. ''^Personally
conducted. ;i,Dlning,, parlor, and. observ
ation • cars- v and y: Pullman Westibuled
sleepers.:; Go 'via> Southern;: Pacific and
National,: Railways; of I Mexico,-^ return
via • Santa'; Fe.' ; .. Side • trip from; Williams
to '. Grand "canyon, if , desired, - $6.50 ad
ditional. -For details see agents South
ern i': Pacific, . Flood .building, ;; Palace
hotels Market, street ferry depot,tThlrd
and'Townsend, streets, rand? Broadway
and \u25a0 Thirteenth "street,- Oakland ; v Santa
Fe, i 673 Market i street; National^ Rail
ways of :Mexico.,iMonadnockt building.*
GEKMANY \u25a0 TO; /ADMIT ' UVESTOCK-i Berlin/
'./ Not.* 16.— Itvwas officially announced i that. 1 the
- imperial Z government ; oontemplated ' ' the); early
. opening of. the: f ronUerß for | the | importation lof
\u25a0foreign lirestook In order to counteract the high
! fcr,meat. V.-'lj: \u25a0', '. .'.' ,'r:'l\~ :-.'.'\u25a0 ' - '. 'r. \u25a0-:.\u25a0 c ;
TBAINMEN DIE IK COLLlSlON— ipayette, : "Idaho.
- Nov. <\u25a0 16.— 1n * a fcoulMonitblK between
\u25a0- two \ freight i trains '. of i, the : Oregon ? Short - Wne
T. four jtn lies ; went "< of * here i Fireman Ja mes .'. Frye
' amp BrßV"m'" ll ' t . tt '' l^ lar "'- '|t-"h.->rt:f \u25a0\u25a0 I »r<,.f.|ii.,i
CALIFORNIA OIL
PATENTS HELD UP
Great Difficulty Experienced in
Classifying Lands Ap
plied For
WASHINGTON, .Nov. 16.— A1l re
quests for the patenting ofllanus In the
oil country of California are being held
up by the government until.it is defi
nitely ascertained that they do not con
tain oil, or until congress - makes pro
vision "for their disposal."!'. " '. .
The ;- s : difficulties of ascertaining
whether lands contain oil are • greater
than' those 'experienced' In examining
lands for minerals,; it was said at "the
interior: departmen t today. Cases j have
been -known- where geologists have ex
amined lands and reported them as not
containing oil," although within a f ew
months oil gushers would appear.
The necessity "for action by congress
in 1 regard to" the California oil lands
will ,b, be -called -to the attention of that
body at -the coming session.'
'lnvestigatihg<Oil;lndustry .\u25a0 i -
-.LOS ANGELES. Nov.; .16.— George
Otis ; Smith", '. director "of '.'the United
States^.geologlcal;. survey; and special
agent of the government, r investigating
the oil. and other, mineral' resources of
California, ;left today- for /Bakersfleld
after a. tour; of Inspection < of ,th« oil
districts contiguous toi Los 'Angeles.
; Smith', says because^ the development
of ; copper, 'oU,',:water other re
sources i of.' the state; are so ..extensive,
his "department is doing more work-in
California than any other. ; state in the
union. -'He expects 'to: visit* all: of the
011-sectionssof..the' state ibef ore re.turn
lng-^to; the _east.r • \u25a0:\u25a0;'"\u25a0_'• / ; : V *. .
\ Smith ' arrived In Los.^Ang'eles last
night;: f : -. v -\u25a0..;\u25a0•.-' ;"u>:':v '.*" -';.*
! v "Th e .work (of '\u25a0 our 'department has to
do ' witli i^mineral rland.^ahd ; we here
to. inquire; lntOHthe.'olliland 'Situation,"
said \ W." C.v Mendenhall,\ ,who
panied* -Smith. '\u25a0"We":' are iv especially
anxious -; to .learn: thevrelation" of the
bureau J to; these problems, "and : Difec
tdr.'Smith;will \ conduct' his investiga
tion " along - line's" calculated V to . elicit
such i information. : We •will go : from Ba
kersfleld«to San j Francisco. -:'. We expect
our? investigation will j require •a \ week
or'lo da.ys.".r % > ;. :.";.'|.-i !•"-." "'-•;\u25a0'" r .^\-_ .' '
MOST GIRLS TALLER'
THAN THEIR^M OTHERS
High*. School;: Superintendent
Suggests -Cause
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[Special : Dispatch to] ThclCaU]
I ;SAN i' RAFAEL, r ; Nov. v16.-%Gfrls . are
now 'taller- than •.tlieir< mothers, accord-
IngCto ia\u0094 report' made vbyi.Prof.'.' A;
Anderson, 3 . 1 superintendent^ of "the ;; local
high t school, n •"Any ;« close observer. \u25a0 of
young r -women."i' says ..the J, report, ' ' "will
notice- the vast; difference 'between ' the
physical ; standard- today; and^that- of : 20
years -agol.l \u25a0\u25a0.>"\u25a0. ' -. '.„">\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0;'. : .'
• ."Statistics t recently . taken at: the -'San
Rafael'. -high? -school- from, amongij 292
girls^show^ that , 192 Vare "taller than
; theifjmpthers;v;:74^are:*shQrter / and^26
afe»of » the "same- Hetght.\t i The -average
Increase. inihetght'Js>twb"lnches." '
; -: Professor attributes rt >; the
height iincrease; to Hhe'r modern'empha
sis :- ohTathletlcs'i and'> outdoor ellfe. f3f 3 The
majority r of ;i students:: interviewed^: be
lieve ;that> the - fresh air-habit makes
;tjmerf.Kirl>'J|!Bsg§|i ""\u25a0",'-'\u25a0 , ! .V.."' V - •:\u25a0:--.' \u25a0\u25a0^.\u25a0\u25a0X '.-'
HODGHEAD MAY BE
MADE LEAGUE HEAD
Municipalities Convention Dis
; cusses Hygiene, Quarantine
Methods and Sanitation
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16.— This was di
rectors* day at the California 'munici
palities league convention. Hygiene In
the schools, quarantine methods and
general sanitation were the subjects
of interesting papers and . discussions.
It seems probable that at the election
of officers Friday Beverly L. Hodg-head,
mayor of_. Berkeley, and now vice presi
dent of the league, will be chosen pres
ident.
Four cities are now in ttfe field for
the convention- of 1911. These are San
ta Barbara, Vlsalla. Watsonvllle and
Berkeley. At present : Santa Barbara
seems likely to be chosen.
The commission form of government
for cities will be the topic tomorrow.
It seems that many of the city attor
ney s who are attending the convention
do not share In the. enthusiasm of the
other delegates "in, regard to .the com
mission plan. »
Little time was wasted by the dele
gates in settling down to business
this morning/ Th© department of en
gineers, councilmen and street super
intendents" heard- a paper by' William
B. Gester on "Cement and Cement
Testing," the department of city attor
neys a paper on "Commission Govern
ment in Small Municipalities." by
Charles N. Klrkbridgre. city attorney
of San Mateo, and many papers were
read by the- health officials of the. cities
represented.'
•At 10 o'clock the' delegates adjourned
to a local theater for moving: picture
demonstrations on "The Fly Pest." "The
Pure Milk Crusade," "The Tuberculo
sis Fight" and "The Child Labor Evil."
Statements were made by Prof. W.B.
Herms, University of California; Dr. F.
rt. Burnham. president of the San Diego
board of, health; Dr. George H. Kress,
secretary State Association for the
Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis,
and President O. K. Cushlng of the Cal
ifornia playgrounds association.
An address on "Reducing: the Fire
Hazard in Municipalities" was delivered
b>-\ George N. Robertson, engineer of
the board of fire underwriters of the
Pacific, and G. H. Reed, tree warden of
Riverside, illustrated with stereopticon
views a lecture on "Street Tre«s."
"Sanitation in California Cities" was
discussed by Dr.W. F. Snow, secrotary
of the state board of health; N. D. Ba
ker, engineer « inspector of the state
board of health; Prof. C. G. Hyde of the
state university. Dr. C. C. Browning: of
Los Angeles, Dr. Rupert Blue, United
States public health service, -and Dr.
E. B.,Hoag, . state university.
FIRE DESTROYS HOME;
FAMILY IS DESTITUTE
House Occupied by Martins Is
I Razed -by Flames
[Special Dupatch to The Call]
PORTERVILLE. Nov. 16. — Fire,
which originated from an unknown
cause, this afternoon destroyed the
houseat 119 C street, belonging- to An
ton Waiss, in which Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Martin a"nd family made their home.
The loss was $2,000. the damage to the
building of $1,000 being covered by
Insurance. ' ! ; V ; i
Every. possession of the Martin fam
ily -was destroyed by the fire, and, as
they carried no insurance, they were
left In a destitute condition.
Martin is at work In a sheep camp
on White river, and his -wife and small
children are being cared for by char
itable neighbors.
GIRL ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
AND CONCEALS MOTIVE
Belle Rogers, aged 22. who lives at
the Imperial hotel. 851 Eddy street, at
tempted suicide in - Jefferson square
early yesterday, by swallowing chloro
form. The unconscious form of the
girl was discovered by J. H. Page. 443
Turk street, who was passing through
the park. Page called -help from the
central emergency hospital near by
and the girl was carried to the hos
pital and revived. Miss Rogers v was
removed from the hospital to the home
of relatives, but , she refused to tell
what had prompted her deed.
BILL POSTER CONFESSES
BURGLARY AT PRINTERY
Richard H. Baldwin, 1153 Octavia
street, a "bill poster employed at the
Savoy- theater,, was arrested by Detec
tives Burke and Richards yesterday
morning and charged with robbing the
store of the Francis- Valentine print
ing company, -255 Thirteenth street.
After being put through the "third de
gree" Baldwin confessed that he -and
a companion had committed the bur
glary. The- detectives are searching
for the other man. Only $B. was taken,
although all " the , r desks in the place
were broken open.
CLTJBMAIT' COMMITS SuxuuluE— Kansas ClXj.
. Mo.. Nor. 16. J. Rid?ley Ward, clubman and
formerly manager of • a paint and *lass <rom
panj-jnere. committed suicide today. - 111 health
rauJed , the deed. , :
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Set for 6 persons from - - - - $12.50 np
Set of 36 pieces in glassware from - $ 7.50 np
; A* new line. of imported French shades just arrived;
: also, carving set^-epcTgnes and, other, table [necessities in
';-'\- great^variety. ' X .
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CLUB TO DISCUSS LEGAL
WEIGHTS AND iVIEASURES
The Stewards* club of this city,
branch 21 of the International -stew
ards* association, will hold a meeting
at headquarters. 43*> Powell street, this
evening. The meeting will be ad
dressed by J. J. Bliss of th« commis
sary department of the United States
army and by Henry W. Burmester on
the subject of. legislation to Unsure
honest weights and measures for the
protection of the public.
SLAVONIC SOCIETY TO
CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY
The Slavonic. ll lyric mntual benevo
lent society is to celebrate Its fifty
third anniversary by a banquet tn one
of the leading Italian -restaurants this
evening. Covers will be laid for 25"
persons. There will be a program
of entertainment, interspersed with
speeches for the good of the» order.
The committee in charge is composed
of M. Kalaslch. G. M. Santich. S. Far
covich and I>. Benclch.
MECHAMCS" rNSIIIUTK UECTUItE— Prof. H.
Storse Stephens will dellr*r a lwrnro at f.«n»
hall tonlstht on "Th« Surrender of the Bast!!f
and Its Effect on Europe.'" This will N» the
second lecture In the university extension '
course en "The End of the- Eighteenth Can
torr in Europe." which Professor Stephen* is
' delirerins for the Mechanics' Institute.
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