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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO
BUYERS LOOK FOR
DOWNTOWN REALTY
Many Business Blocks Are to
Be Added to the Central
District of Oakland
OAKLAND. Nov. 18. — With another
:-,<?\u25a0«- business block to be erected at
the southeast corner of Broadway and
Nineteenth street by Max Koenig, the
plans for which have already been
drawn, the structure to b*» five stories
in height and cost $80,000. and work
gr-ing on steadily on the eight story
fidition to th<» Realty Syndicate build
!ng. the northern section of Broadway
is undergoing many rhangeg.
The walls of the new municipal elec
tricity building, in Oak street between
Thirteenth and Fourteenth, are com
peted and the structure will he one of
th<» handsomest on the Pacific . coast.
The machinery will be moved into the
building within the next three weeks.
Work <>n the ste*-l frame of the Oak
land "hotel is progressing rapidly and
but for th«* nondelivery of steel from
the Lonpr Island. N. V.. rolling mills
v.ould have been completed by this
time.
C J. Keeseman has contracted for
the building of a three story business
b!ock on the south side of Fourteenth
street between the buildings now occu
pied by Sherman. Clay & Co. and the
Metropolitan furniture company. A,
seven story rmildlng is being: erected
on the north side of Thirteenth street
between Broadway and Franklin street.
owners isrcMxeb to hold j
Oakland 's experiencing a buiMing j
boom and there is Brood demand /or
central realty, with owners inclined to
hold rather than sell. The growth
along San Pablo and Telegraph ' ave
nues. Broadway from Fourteenth street
to Twenty-second street has been rapid
and thm demand for property in this
section fs especially brisk..
ifany new homes are goinj? up In the
residential district, especially in the
subdivisions on the northern shores of
the lake al<">njr the boulevards into the
Piedmont hills, and the newly annexed
sections.
RAILROAD CONCENTRATION *
With the centralizing- of the local
passenger traffic by the Southern Pa
cific and an electric street railway ex
press to be built into th*e suburbs, the
•lemand for property in the outlying
districts will be greater than ever. The
cntral station of the Southern Pa
cific's proposed system of electric rail
vays will be at Fourteenth and Frank
lin streets, where all the lines will
< onvergre so that the population from
?ny section of the city can get into the
!i n art of the city rapidly and without
inconvenience.
I'KnMITS FOR BUILDINGS
The building permits for the v.eck
total 75, calling for an expenditure of
$S€,9OL The summary follows: ',
No. «f I
BtriKU&C*-* Permits. Amounts. |
<':i» unrjr ijTreliinj::.. 1» $:ifi.7M)
"no and » b«lf story dTrpllings. . 2 4..V10 j
Two Btocy dwpllir.jrp ~> 20.050 j
i-vo mot? sparsnipnts an-1 *tnrrs 1 , 14.500 j
r i* 1(3 housop - 5i.631 I
<;srg£:es - !."..";<
P.xrns an<l fheds -- . 0 1 ,51!'J 1
Aiiemiions. additions an'] r»- <
jia !rs ::*\u25a0 1 r..:;c,5 ;
T..;ai :... 7r. 158.901
ItKrullT BY WARMS
No. ***r
tVnoltsl Amnnntii.
Fir*t wsr.i 27 $27,145
ti*C(MM) wan] 5 4,tH>s ,
ThinJ.-ra.vl .'. 4.32« i
T oiirlh * «r<l 2 1 UK3 !
fifth w*r.l 12 lO£3S\
vrar.l <i 4.01.'i
s. •< mli n.ir.l is 15.700
T :.-iI "> SSO.OOI
t:i IL.DIXG IN PIEDMOXT
l-'blldwlhs is a iist of houses now in
\u25a0;•• hands «.>f architects- and to be built
.: n»r«ln Kast Piedmont heights ex
'\u25a0\u25a0- . ;:-.r. iiy the Kast Piedmont Heights
. : \u25a0\u25a0-> : '\u25a0< J i:i :~ g' company :
i".»v:»»-r. 'Howard HmiMon or Shr«>v*e k C<i.«£aii
: \u25a0 :•! «-i*i-»: 'ci>st. $G.<wo; architect, L. c Mul
tarJr.
• " .i-r. Karl B. Scott, architect. San Francisco;
\u25a0 •— \u25a0:. fi.7t<*>: arcfait«ctK. CrJiu & Scott.
<>.\:i>t. Il#>rtx>rt N. I,ec. <-aphicr. Tubbs cords ire
. .1 Bay: «-ost. f'.-VK); architects, A. M. &. Vf.
.: ". "iiinain.
'wiser. C E. Oilman, mansprr Ray Cities
\u25a0r.ir.r company: cost, $l.o<.Ki; architects, A. M.
«V •»V. E. Milwa!n.
• •v.ncr. .T. M. On?Vi. St. Mark hotel; cost,
>\u25a0 \u25a0'•*>: architects. A. M. & W. E. Milwain.
"•vixrr. W. .1. Wyth*. ar«h;te<-t. Oakland;
• •-: $4.so<'t: architect*. M<HTaI! & W.rthe.
«;«nor. Willis R. Dutihar. \\>i=»in«rhnuse *><••
:\u25a0!\u25a0\u25a0 .-onsranj-; cost, » SJ.WO: architect, J. H.
1 *>.>.-!**.
<inn»r. Karl Nickel. <i<>si£ner and builder,!
<!>!.i«u»l: cost. $4. .".c0; arrhitect, Karl H. Nickel.
Houses are now being designed for
:: c Extension building company, to be
i»tnit within a few. months by: Bake
w. \\ & Browh 2, IVank Stimson 1, Al
t'oit Farr 6. J. V. Mattcson 9, Harris
Alien 10 and Albert Farr 6..
The following purchasers in the
Bast Piedmont heights extension intend
«o build on their lots within a few
months:
Nr-wton A. Knzer. Bowman drnit company; T.
X. Allardr. assistant cashier. Oakland Bank of
Ssrinc*: C. TT. Sroner. Vallejo brick und tilrf
<'>inpsn<-; 3. H. Rf*^. builder. A lameda; 3. 3.
NTitr-he]]. Kahn Brothers. Oakland:' B. B. T^cach,
l'niti»<i States mint. San Francisco, and W. R.
Atberper, Tire president Oakland traction com
jiany. ,
Thr#e houses are now being built
by li. 11. Van Sant for the Extension
building company, which will cost
512.750.
SALES DURING WEEK
Sales reported this week by George
W. Austin are as follows:
Mr. Hammond t" John Andereen. lot at Flitj
srfTid and Porer streets.
!!'\u25a0•;«\u25a0> and lot • at rifty-ser>ond and Grore
to Mr. Oreijrhton.
I»t at ThirtiHh and Mscnnllt street*. C. F.
F!eind'"il!ar to Mr. (ireenhood.
H. S. M<Kean to T. A. Crawford. 150x240 feet
in TwenTy-i^Tenth street near W«>l>ster.
N>w fl^'» room bimcaion- in Ransome ?treet
ii'-ar «'arringrt>'n. 10 Kavld l>oti'-an.
House and lot at east corner of Tenth street
arid Seventh sTenue. from Hattie H. Miller to
Harrj- R. Nielsen.
BimsaloTT 1n I.awton avenue. Herman S. Mc-
Kcmi to -<J. B. I,eon»rdini. '
«"ottaj:e st Twenty-sixth and Grove streets,
Mr. Douglas to Mr. Kiiumell.
Ix>t at Slxt*>enth and Adeline streets, W. J.
M«-K<»e tn M. Stratick. ' * •
r,ot. 200x113 fe^t at TUirteenth and Toplar
*tr*»«-ts. J. J. Toomey t<» A. W. Kelleher.
Hoiitie and lot In Carlt«n Ftreet, Berkeley,
Mr. Uolkenhaner to Mr. Ford.
11. R. Landerkin to A. W. Bates, cottage and
lot at .Sixty-second and «'»nninc: streets.
OPINIONS OF DEALERS
Jn speaking of the realty situation,
Wickham Havens said: v .:.-.•
One of thf most rapid, developments of ony
residence property in the Oakland district lias
l>een tliat of the Wickham-Havpns company.
Tliouffh th» property has tven on the market
.>:ily a little more than a month, the East Pied
in«int lifJglitfi extension tract has establirb'd a
ref«ird lv the building of homes. There Is 1
t«»tal of 24 houses either In the cour.«e of con
>tructit"in or for \u25a0which plans are beln? prepared.
Tfcere are 14 for which plans are being com
pleted by the architect* for immediate construc
tion. TrhUe there are seven others who intend to
tiuild in the course of a few months and six
houses'* have been stirted 00 the tract this
month. '
NEW ERA OPENING .;
George W. Austin said: /
Tliere is a new era opening to Oakland in the
assurance of the interchange of shipping be
tween this city and Sacramento valley points.
Residents here Uttle realize the eagerness \u25a0 with
wiiich mercbanr* of the Sacrament© valley are
counting upon the promise of belnjr able to land
their rtipments on the newly developed water
front and to taVc their cargoes direct instead
of being forced to deal with San Franciwo.
TThile this plan Is still In the future. It is
assured by the plans for the water front Im
proTercents. and the real estate dealer In , the
man who most quickly realizes the full value of
the cii&£ge< Investors from out of town remark .
HOUSE OF WORSHIP DESIGNED BY
WOMAN FOR BIG CONGREGATION
St. Johns Presbyterian church at College avenue and Derby street,- Berkeley.
pverj- wcrk on thp promise of the future, and
count upon ihts and thp rapid development of
downtown Oakland in negotiating their Invest
ment?.
STIMULATING BUSINESS
P. W. Morehouse of the Realty syn
dicate said:
. We are Piwleavorfnc to stimulate business in
order to offset the handicaps' of- buildin? oper
ations around our entrance. Vnless we offer the
people PomethinK unusual they will -not take
the trouble to come in. because the building is
cluttered with waffoldinc and noisy with the
soond of the iron workers' automatic riveters.
W> realize this, and are adoptinc radical meth
ods to overcome conditions. The lots we offer
are In the heart of the Santa Fc districts. clAse
to the Key Route and carlines. Such property
is petting scarce, and we. have no doubt that
we will sell every lot before the week is up.
We expect to keep thinps humming for six
months, while our building Is under construc
tion, and thouch the lots to follow may not be
as desirable to some people as the Rronp we
are now specializing, they will all be good buys,
well worth lookinjr into.
The Syndicate is in a position to offer some
preat inducements in miscellaneous lots.
STREETS COMPLETED
F. E. Reed, subdivision manager of
the Laymance real estate company,
said:
The street work in Rock Ridpe park is now
practically completed and the drives have been
thrown open to the public. - The wide streets,
•with their oiled macadam pavements, are al
ready . becoming a favorite drive for nutoists?.
Orean View drive, thp* street leading from
Broadway direct into Hock Uidjre park, is a
popular road, as it loads to the highest part of
the property. Bfllovue terrace, from which the
view is superb.
TVhen the water pipos arc all laid in nook
Ridge place the oil and rook will be- laid on
th« streets tbpro. When these roads are com
pleted there, will be. in all. four miles of splen
didly paved roads In the Rock Ridge properties.
Tbere. are no square corners or sharp ancles.' as
all the rwds wind in and out. following the. con
tour of the land. When, the large frontages
which face these streets are built up with fine
homes — and -many are now being ' built — thore
win not be another "such residence park as Rook
Ridge in the. we^t.'
COURT WARNING FAILS
TO HALT MRS. MARTIN
Would Be Glad to Go Back to
Jail
OAKLAND, Nov. IS. — A threat by
Judjre Wells that he would continue
the trial of Mrs. Isabella J. Martin for
a month and that she would have "to
stay in jail that time if she did not
cease her tirades In court brought
from Mrs. Martin today the response
that she would thus obtain sufficient
time to prepare her address .to the
jury.
Mrs. Martin interrupted a witness to
declare that she was being outrage
ously treated at the county jail and
that she was being spied . upon.
The principal witness at today's trial
was Harry East Miller, an expert on
explosives, who testified as« to the
cause of the explosion by which Mrs.
Martin is accused of having wrecked
Judge Ogden's home.
S*AN JOSE MUSICIANS
TO SING AT BERKELEY
Miss Lulu Pieper and Chester
Herold Will Give Concert
BEIfKELEY, Xov. 18. — Miss Lulu
I Pieper and Chester Herold. San Jose
musicians,' will give the half hour of
music in the Greek theater Sunday
afternoon at 4 o'clock. Herold is well
known in the southern part of the
state as a concert singer.
The program follows:
"Forsake Me Not," from Sopbr's "The Last
Judgment." Miss I'Jeper -and Herold; aria from
Wfber'e *T»<»r Frritschutz" and Pasraore'g "The
Weathercock and the Maiden," Miss IMeper;
Campbell-Tipton's "The. Crying of Water", and
Hammond's VReeompense." HeroM; Thomas'
"N'ijfht Hymn at Sea" and Tostl's "We Will
Welch." Mlfs Pieper and Herold. *
Earl Towner of Kan Jose and H. B.
Pasmore will be the accompanists at
the musicale.
COAL OIL FIGURES IN
AN ARSON CHARGE
'Fireman Tells of Finding Faucet
Wide Open
OAKLAND, Nov. ,18. — When Fireman
McGovern broke into the store of Lazor
Brooks and Hyeman . Friedenberg to
save It from being destroyed, by flames
he found a coaloil can with the faucet
open. . *: \u25a0 '
The can was tipped so that the oil
ran out iv. the Jirection of the f/re.
lie also found a jet pouring out gas In
the direction of the flames.
McGovern "save his testimony today
in Judge Brown's court during . the
trial of Brooks and Friedenberg on, a
charge of arson.
BASKETBALL PLAYERS
WILL HOLD LUNCHEON
Season to Be Closed With
Feast on Campus .
BERKELEY. Nov. ,18.— The basket
ball season of the women of the. uni
versity will be closed Saturday with a
luncheon at Hearst -hall under the 'aus
pices of £ the , Sports and . Pastimes
society of the women. ;
In charge, of the affair are commit
tees as follows: * / - '-\u25a0* . .
nefre«hments— Madjce Sp«»n<**r, '''Craee ' JBamil*
t«n. Cora Wieder. Clara MoLaurin < and Oral
Wolfe: pprTiog — Agues Madden. ,'Zella F>idy.
Alice Taylor. Irene James, Elizabeth 3r|sscnden
end Ora Prentice. . . \u25a0• \
TREASURER SUES FOR '
INHERITANCE TAXES
Ferdinand Myers Transferred
Property Before His Death
OAKLAND, .Now 18. — A suit -to' en
force the payment of inheritance taxes
out of the estate of Ferdinand Myers
was begun today by ' County, Treasurer
M. J. Kelly. The. estate has a value
of $68,500. Kelly claims that Myers/in
contemplation of death; transferred his
property to his children a few Cweeks
before he died. v . " \u0084 ,
THE SA^- FRANGISCO GALL; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19. 1910.
PRESBYTERIANS TO
OPEN NEW CHURCH
St. John's of Berkeley to Be
Used at Special Services
Tomorrow Morning
BERKELEY, Nov. 18.— St. John's
Presbyterian congregation of this city,
which has outgrown its chapel at Col
lege avenue and Derby street, will open
its new church adjoining the chapel
Sunday with special services. The rapid
growth of the church is due in a large
measure to the work of Rev. George G.
Eldridge, pastor for the last two years.
\ The chapel in which the congrega
tion has been holding its services is
simple in design, with rustic beauty.
This is the keynote of the new build
ing, which was planned by Miss Julia
Morgan, and is carried N one story
higher, with a large central vestibule.
The interior of pine and redwood is
in stof t tones of brown. A choir space,
seating 40 singers, is behind the pulpit
and in front of a Kimball or^an of
wonderful quality. Pastor's study.'
choir room, clubrooms, private class
rooms, a large ladies' parlor, with com
plete kitchen equipment, and janitor's
apartments, are provided.
The furnishing throughout In pews,
fixtures and carpets is simple and. rich.
The motif of the "St. John's CrosV. is
cleverly suggested in design for glass,
fixtures and the carving of the. pews.
A regular communion service in the
church will -be held Sunday morning
and a praise service .in the .evening.
The formal dedication w}ll ; take place
Sunday, November 27.'
AGED WOMAN DROPS
DEAD IN HER HOME
Mrs. Lunt Stricken While Pre-
paring to Leave House
ALAMEDA. Nov. 18.— Mrs. Susan
Lunt, a resident of this city for 25
years, was found dead last night -on
the floor of her room in the Empire
apartments at the corner of. Paru
street and Encinal avenue. The aged
woman was stricken when she was
about to leave' the place, having
dressed in preparation for going out.
Mrs. Lunt was tho- widow of Oliver
A. Lunt, who was a prominent dancing
teacher in the bay cities. She was the
mother of Mrs. Olita-Lunt Youngberg.
Mrs. Lunt was a native of Maine and
70 years of age.
,Mrs; Lunt assisted in ''the organiza
tion of \u25a0 the First Unitarian church of
this city and-was the first president of
the Unitarian society. .... .'
PROF. BADE SPEAKS. ON '
HEBREW DEVELOPMENT
Theologian Addresses Philo
sophical Unfori at University
BERKELEY. Nov. 18.— Speaking on
the subject of "Hebrew Moral Develop
ment" before the members , of the Phil
osophical union of the University in
the philosophy building tonight. Prof.
William F. Bade of the Pacific "theo
logical, seminary showed" the result of
modern scholarship in determining the
age in which different parts of the Old
•Testament were , written. He showed
how the growth of morality, in Israel
ran parallel with the growth of the
literature as interpreted by modern
biblical scholarship, .f. *.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- ' .'/'\u25a0'"
ARMY OF SOCIETY
WOMEN TO WORK TODAY
Berkeleyans Will Collect Funds
to Aid Charity
' BERKELEY, Nov. IS.— An army of
society women will go forth tomorrow
In behalf of r the/ Berkeley; dispensary,
charity, organization and day nursery,
and work through the day to gather
$12,000 needed for the maintenance of
these organizations, which have Vac-,
complished much here. 'Arthur
Arlett Is the commandant of -the work
ers and will have charge of the-dis
tricts into r which .'the city -has been,
divided for the purpose of the collection
of funds. , \u25a0
LADIES OF KNIGHTS
PLAN ORGANIZATION
BERKELEY, » Xov. 18.—^A ladies'
auxiliary jto Berkeley commandery, No.
42, Knights vTemplar, .'will; be .organized
here Monday/afternoon in .the. Masonic
temple at 3 o'clock. Interested in the
movement, for the formation of \u25a0 the
auxiliary' for the-,:--. wives",
mothers, •daughters; and sisters of 'the
members of the local : lodge are: , Mrs.
Walter A.. Gompertz, Mrs. Robert .L.
Reid. Mrs.. Melville a Threlkeld. Mrs,
Edward ! S. Valentine and Mrs. William
H, Waste. . \ - <
PEACE CONFERENCE IN
•;b£RKELEY IS URGED.
BERKELEY,' Nov.- : 1 S.-^Cyrus Street,
peace advocate, -spoke .before • the.'di
rectors: of the. chamber ; of commerce
last night, annual peace
conference similar to I that; held? at Mo
honk, N.\Y:,lbe?heldsinvthis , city each
year. His ; project: was" deferred to 2 a
committee composed; of ,W."J. 1 Mortimer,
v H.\ D.lrwin,.E. ;T. Harms,; Walter A.
.Gomaertz and B F. Kdwirda. •
DEATH COURTED
TO END SORROW
H. W. Ballard of Alameda Takes
Morphine After His Wife
Leaves Him
• t ALAMEDA, Nov. IS.— With his mind
temporarily broken by conflicting emo
tions and his body racked by illness
brought on by nights of unrest. 11. W.
Ballard,, whose wife left him and her
children, attempted to end his life last
night at his apartments in the Cres
cent hotel by swallowing six grains of
morphine,' sufficient, his doctors say, to
instantly kill a man under ordinary
circumstances. Ballard, however..paced
his room after' taking the drug, and
this saved his life, according to Dr.
W. J. Hosford, who first attended him.
Doctor Hosford worked for four hours
before, the patient revived. Ballard is
still In danger. .
•In delirious moments Ballard cries
out against his wife, claiming that she
has unjustly accused him of undue fa
miliarity with a stenographer , who was
in his employ and was known as the
"merry widow" in the Metropolis Bank
building in San Francisco, in . which
Ballard's offices are located.
W. A. Ballard, a brother of H. W.
Ballard, said today that he" had had. a
conference with ,Mrs. Ballard in San
Francisco. last night and that, she had
reiterated fyer "charges against her. hus-'
band and again declared her intention
not to : r.eturn to him. Mrs. Ballard
said that she -would return to her home
in Colorado. ~ • >
When her husband was told of her
statements, while not delirious, he as
serted that he did not wish to have
anything 'more to do with a. woman
who would desert her husband and chil
dren and intimated that enemies ..were
influencing his wife against him.
BANQUET ENDS FIRST •
' SESSION OF HISTORIANS
Pacific Coast Society Meets at
the University
! 'BERKELEY. Nov. IS. — With a ses
\ sJon in California hall this afternoon
"and a banquet at the Hotel Carlton
tonight the -members of the Pacific
coast branch of the American histor
ical society opened their j conference.
Meetings will be held tomorrow, the
morning session being devoted to ad
dresses and an election of officers, and
the afternoon to a teachers' seminary.
The speakers at today's session were
Prof. A. B. Shaw, Prof. L. E. Young
and' Prof. O. H. Richardson. Tonight
Prof. , Henry M. Stephens of the uni
versity .was the toastmaster at the ban
quet, at which Profs. E. D. Adams, B.
E. Howard' and others- spoke, b
« Professor Adams is president of the
association. '.-'',
WIFE SAYS HtJSBAND
POISONED HER FOOD
Mrs. # ' Catherine. Miller Granted
Divorce on These Grounds
OAKLAND, Nov., IS.— That he had
poisoned her food" was the testimony
given by Mrs. Catherine Miller against
her husband, Williany from whom she
obtained a final decree of divorce to
day. Mrs. Miller. is 64 years of'age and
her husband 70. She said she became
ill as the result of eating food which
he had prepared.'
' The following suits for divorce were
begun today: May against JamfesvL.
Skifflngton, failure to provide; Charles
A. against Katherine Elliott, desertion;
Edith C. against George S. Adams, "de
sertion;. Fred against Frances. Dewhirts,
desertion. ;.' - FrtH. ;. i :
Concepcion Tlret was granted an In
terlocutory decree ",pf -../divorce' .today
from John , P. Tiret on the ground, of
extreme cruelty. :
THIEF ESCAPES WHILE
TWO MEN FIRE SHOTS
Man Who Raids Poultry Coop
Probably Is Wounded
I OAKLAND,: Nov. IS.— A chicken thief
whom R. P. • Williams /caught • late last
night filling a ; sack, with his poultry
in;,' Williams' yard |at i. 5009 ? Boulevard,
Melrose. i'is believed to have . been
wounded by a doubled charge of bird
shot fired by the owner Tof- the poultry.
- The thief was;pitched \ from a fence
by the. impact of the stiot J as' he was
escaping, ; but had' regained his feet 'and
was "; again runnlns '.when '.Williams
reached \u25a0 the fence.'-- , ; '^ • • ,
V Patrolman Chamberlain saw'the thief
fleeing" across' a lot. He' fired several
shots with his revolver at the : fugitive,
who escaped in the fog. \ *
I .;, Suburban Brevities f |
RED MEN TO * PLAY CARDS— Alam^a. Not.
IS.— Pawnee tribe. Improved Order: of Red
\u25a0 Men. will bold a whist, tourney following it*
f regular meeting- Tuesday night : in Pythian
: v castle.- • \u25a0•\u25a0\u0084- ..-:, \u25a0:. ,> -\. •. ' . -"- - "-\u25a0" : -/" '-'_'i
ALAMEDA WOMAN DIEB-^-Alameda,; Nov. If!.—
>- Mrs.- Harriet •0. McHenry, , widow of Samuel \u25a0
' McHenry, died last night at her home."': 817'
- Mneoln - avenue. .-• Mrs. -* McHenry : bit 4 v been
.resident of th<s'city for 30 years.' and was 67
- years old and amative. of, New York.) , 1
WOMAN; DIES' SUDbENLY^Oakland.:; Not."'lß.
> 1 3Irs. \u25a0C. 8. . Stanley, \u25a0 wife of ; Dr." C.i B. Stanley.
manager j of » a ; directory ; publishing •of flee.-i died
suddenly "last 'night : of.' apoplexy . at 'her '.home,
3 8-*>s l Jackson i street. ." She left; beside j her I bus- [
-;'- ( band ytwo : children Jbv ' a \u25a0'\u25a0 previous marriage;
: \u25a0 Mrs.'.Hagen' of St. Joseph. Mo.r "and Charles
\u0084 Nelson of Minneapolis.. . :".
MRS. MILLS' NATAL
DAY IS CELEBRATED
Graduates and Students Do
Honor to Venerable Founder
of Girls' College
; OAKLANI^, Nov. 1?. — Loving hands
pulled at the great bell in^ the clock
tower of Mills college at noon today.
and made it peal 85 - times in honor
: of Mrs. Susan L. Mills," the founder
j of- the institution, whose birthday . it
i was. The rope that made the bell
ring was in ( the hands of the girls
j of the graduating class of the semi
| nary.' \u0084
i : Graduates from many places gathered
together today . tp- pay honor to Mrs.
; Mills. Many were matrons who have
" made similars! pilgrimages; each year
: for a long time. Mrs. Mills greeted all
warmly. \u25a0% »
This evening the Student's dramatic
club presented the play. "The Countess
Cathleen," by William Butler Yeats, the
Irish poet, jklt was an ambitious ef^
fort, but the performance was voted
a success. The story Is based on an
old Irish legend that when famine was
on the land the devil sent agents to
purchase souls of tlie starving peas
ants. The Countess Cathleen, to save
the souls of the peasants, offered her
own for sale, but an angel balks the'
sale at the last moment.
Clever dancing was.' a feature of the
performance. The following was the
cast: V
o -
Tho Countess Cathleen Doris Foote
Aleel the hard . . Lurlta Ston«
First merchant (demon) Hazel Altman
Second merchant (demon) Eleanor Jone*
Oona. Cathleen's foster mother. .. .Alice Coleman
Shemus, Rua. a peasant Mildred Smith
Malre, wife of Shemus ....Jovce Lobner
Teig, their 50n. . .: Josephine Cressey
Mainteen, a gardener ......Mildred Ritchie
Steward of eountessv ' Elsie Laboree
Servant of countess Bessie Becktell
Chief musician ....Hazel Lathrop
First peasant Ruth Wood
Second peasant £.\ .Amy Buell
Peasants — Misses Frink, Ross, Hackett, Wort,
Mills. Germain. Moores. Hill. Folger, Clarke.
Glidden.' Redmond, Wilcox, .E. Ferrier, Hen
derson.
Court Indies— Misses Lnndy. Henderson, E.
Ferrler..lllU. Moores, Ojmatn. Atherton. Clarke.
Court gentlemen — Misses Redmond, Mothorn,
MJllward. Bray. Guernes. Glidden.
Fairies— Misses Crawford, G. Fowler, Buell,
Schorer. Homage. Hackett. Mills.
Demons— Misses Ross, Smith. Wort. Cress«.T,
Haekett, E. Fowler, Folger, Lobner, Lundry,
Smith. -
BRITTON COMPARES
THE LIGHTING RATES
Says That Comparison With
Alameda Is Erroneous
Pacific Gas and Electric Company,
445 Sutter street. San Francisco.
November 18. 1910.
Editor Call: I note an editorial in
your issue of October 27 subheaded
"Plundered by the Lighting Company,"
which apparently had its origin in a
communication In the Alameda Times-
Star, in which communication it is stat
ed that the rate charged In San Fran
cisco, Oakland and Berkeley is from
9 to 11 cents per kilowatt hour, against
7 cents in Alameda. This you repeat in
your editorial, and comment thereon.
; The statement in the Alameda Times
Star is an erroneous one. The rate pre
vailing in San- Francisco is. fixed by or
dinance, of the board of supervisors,
having for a lighting rate' a maximum
of 9 cents and a minimum of 5.4 cents.
In none of the cities mentioned is. a
rate" charged in excess of 9 cents, and
the majority of curr#it sold under the
ordinance in San Francisco, and by the
same rates In Oakland, is less than the
7 cent rate charged in the, city of Ala
meda. The average rate "for all cur
rent, sold^in both cities is between 5
and 6 cents per kilowatt hour.
I ask that you will, in fairness to the
companies involved, publish 'this com
munication in order that the erroneous
statements,^ arid upon which you relied
for your article, may be corrected.
Yours ; very truly. .
JOHN A. BRITTON.
Vice President and General Manager.
CENSUS OF HAWAII
SHOWS INFLUX OF JAPS
Anti-Asiatic Laundry League
Here Comments on Figures
The secretary of the Anti-Japanese
laundry league in his report at Thurs
day night's meeting called attention -to
the official census figures "for. the Ha
waiian, islands.
These figures show an increase of
15.54S Japanese in the last 10 years
and a decrease of 3.65S Ha'waiJans dur
ing the same decade. The -totals are:
Japanese, 1900. 61.115, and 191(L 79,663.
Hawaiians, 1900. 29,787, and 19™, 2^,099.
"This," said the secretary!" "is the In
evitable result 1 of the encouragement of
Japanese industries and should be a
lesson to every Callfornian.'
"There is no longer a race problem
in theislands. * The Hawaiian's have ac
cepted their._ f ate and have resigned
themselves to the fact that. while the
full blood Hawaiians are decreasing,
Asiatic-Hawaiians are ' .increasing,
which condition will prolong, the ex
istence of Hawaiian blood.",
MAN SEEKS $28,000
FOR HIS INJURIES
'\u25a0 Suit -for- $28,000. damages against
Isaac Grant, Barbara L. ; Grant, R. N.
Burgess. company and J. S.:Ourlsh com
pany was begun In the superior "court
yesterday.-; by A. . H. Hall, who claims
he ' was permanpntlv injured through
falling into an excavation In front of
the property of the defendants In Bush
street, between Powell and Mason.'-;
HOYT'S 'CONDITION UNCHANGED— Washinß
. ton. | Kor. 18.^TTje condition \u25a0 of Henry |M.
;iloj"t." counselor of tbe state department, who
. is ill here -as 'the result of an -intestinal
\u25a0 , trouble, j was • reported | unchanged today.
IS YOUR SKIN OH FIRE?,
r We are so confident that we can
furnish relief for. indigestion and dys-
pepsia that we promise to supply the
medicine free of all .cost- to every one
who- uses it according- to --directions
who" is; not perfectly -satisfied with the
results.' , We exact , no promises and : put
no^one under any obligation, whatever.
Surely - nothingjcould be fairer. "We
are right here, ; where :; you live,
and our "reputation should be sufficient
assurance of the genuineness |of 1 our
offer:- \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 '\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 : : '_ '"• \u0084: *: ' ' .-.: .' ""'.
*v .TVeV want i every one who. Is troubled
with indigestion or dyspepsia In j any
form ; to -come Ito our ; store and j get a
box.of Rexall .Dyspepsia, Tablets.' Take
them home and give them a reasonable
trial/accordlng-to directions. "They. are
verV- Pleasant: to ;take;; they , soothe the
irritable,- stomach, f strengthen and ;In-
vlgorate : the digestive organs, promote
a' healthy arid natural ' bowel a ction, al -
mqst'iimmediately" relieve;' nausea, and
stomach^irVitation; produce* healthy; di-
gestion;: and assimilation and :\u25a0' promote
nutrition.? .Three i sizes, 25c, wsoc • and
.sl.oo.^ Remember ''.you can ; obtain Rex-
all i Remedies^ in i San Francisco .only at
The : Owl « Dru g: Co.Ji Inc.;"r7 lo}Market » St.,
778 Market St., Post and
teenth? and - Mission* sts.,' Fillmore ', and
WOMEN VOTE RULES
FOR CAMPUS CALLS
Agree to Limit Entertaining and
Tell Where Evenings
Will Be Spent
BERKELEY, Nov. 18. — No opposition
developed at the meeting of the women
students of the university In Califor
nia hall this morning and the new reg
ulations . and "suggestions" went
through triumphantly.
It will now be a breach of good faith
on the campus If women have callers
after 10:30 o'clock or if they k*ep
evening engagements without telling:
where they are'going.' Incidentally all
walks on the campus or otherwise must
end at 10 o'clock.
Miss . Rose Gardner presided at the
meeting and Miss Lucy Sprague was
one of the speakers. The way had
been carefully oiled, however, and the
only suggestions made were by Miss
Leigh Stafford, who asked if tlie 10
o'clock rule was compulsory- She
was informed that such was not tha
case, only the sentiment of the women
being in favor of it.
The suggestions were drawn up by
the new women's students affairs com
mittee, composed of Miss Rose ~Gard
ner, chairman, and Misses Cheryl Mer
rill, Mabel Sadler, Ann iHunt and .Irene
Patchett, and every woman In the uni
versity will receive a copy by malk
At the beginning of next term the
regulations - and suggestions, adopted
without a dissenting vote, will form a
prominent part of the study sched-'
ules submitted by the faculty.
The rules are the result of agitation
on the campus among the women for
the last two years, and point to the
taking over by the women of their own
affairs, now In the hands largely of the
general student body, composed of men
and women.
MORE DEPUTIES TESTIFY
IN BEHALF OF DALTON
Grand Jury. Continues Investi-
gation of Assessor's Office
OAKLAND, Nov. 18. — A number of
deputies of County Assessor Henry P.
Dalton added their testimony today to
that previously given by other deputies
before the grand jury to the effect that
it was not the practice of their chief
to exact contributions from them out
of their salaries.
Those who testified today were James
Bargones, G. W. Westlake, E. E. Hunt.
R. E. Colburn, O. L." Hasse. H. C. Alns
worth. J. F. Pirie. C. A. Jackson. J. C.
Oole, Jm S. Hughes, A. L. Thompson, E.
O. Tuttle and Charles Cummings. All
testified that they had never paid Dal
ton anything out of their salaries.
This testimony was given In refuta
tion of the charge made by Frank
Shay, a former deputy of Dalton, that
he had given the assessor $23 a month
out of his salary.
Thomas M. Robinson, who collected
the money.. according to Shay, and who
is Dalton's chief deputy, is still out
of town. He will return In a few
days, when the "grand jury will ex
amine him. The hearing was continued
until Tuesday.
-•Leslie Blackburn, instigator of the
charge against Dalton, also gave testi
mony today, but did not finish.
LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
NOW VOTING ON STRIKE
Local Receives Ballots From
Chicago Headquarters .' >^
OAKLAND, Nov. JB.— Strike ballots
have been received by Leland Stanford
division No. 283,- brotherhood of loco
motive engineers, on which the mem
bers of the brotherhood have been
asked ' to vote on the question of a
general strike if the demands of the
engineers for increased pay are not
granted. s
WATCHMAN ASSASSINATED— .VeeriHe, Kj\,
Nor. 18. — R. F. Blankensbip. a night watch
man, was assassinated as he lay in t»4 asleep
at his home. His wife and H. Collins, an
• alleged friend of hers, were arrested, charged
with murder. . \u25a0 •
Holiday Shopping Has Begun
In Earnest
all LiUl UvJi
The entire establishment is one gorgeous display of -appropriate
Merchandise for the Holidays. Do not make the old mistake of waiting
until the last week to do your shopping. Buy right now at the time the
selection is unimpaired, at the time when you can take time to buy
intelligently.
CHILDREN'S HAND BAGS KNIT UNDERWEAR SECTION
imported xovelties Second Floor
A. complete assortment of ba-gs t\- c arc showing an exceptionally
for little misses. These are usu- large variety of ladles* and chil-
ally,hard to find, but 'we have a dren's Knit Underwear in fall and
complete display of models from winter weights. The following well
Germany and France at popular known manufacturers are repre-
prices. sented In this department:
Novelty leather bags with, chain CARTER'S sterilized. bleached
handles, Dutch figures, .etc. ' Priced yarns; cotton, wool and cotton, and
at 25c each. . silk and wool Vests. Tisrhts and
\u25a0Novelty medallion purses, appro- Combination Suits. 50c to *5.00 the
Priced a S t Z |5o llnCd ' assorted eofo "' ""merooß hand finish Underwear.
\u25a0d . \u2666\u2666 i >\. v- ~\* \u25a0 \u0084' •» Vests. Drawers. Tights and Com-
I Pretty leather bag. double strap blnation Suits.
handle, assorted colors— red. blue. MUXSI.NG plaited Underwear,
black. _A dainty bag for a little Vests, Drawers and Combination
miss— .oc ~ Suits.
•Choice" leather bag In fine nov- SWAN brand imported Swiss
elty leathers, all- the best colors, ribbed Vests, Tights and Comblna-
lined and fitted. Sale price *1.0©.. tlon Suits. * .
'Stylish \u25a0;.; bag :in seal leather and - . So ' e a ,?^ 3 "l tt n c ' Un w C/ a " ( , fa ''J"
morocco, German silver frame.' {°™a, rlbhed c otton. wool an 3 cot-
vaTu'e-J? 75 fiUed ' Rn « Ce P tlonal TJ°n r \onf Slu«tfS 1 u«tfa d nd WW T OO t Igh1 ght a S n<l *" «
* DR. JAEGER'S sanitary wool
HOSIERY DEPARTMENT ?«B3a&Sli L inen m m ,
U£&v?f£ *?£** cashmere MESH CHAIN BAGS
and *^il "b?ack^ an °vv a f w A new shipment of German Silver
50c pair. blacK * . a " excellent \ alue, Mesh BaffS . . gome exceptional values.
i/*nißsj' ri irK ¥ ipht mr'Ti-'urn We . place this lot on sale at these
Co'T^^HO^Hermid'oTf^?^- P'lceJ for \u25a0 early holiday shoppe r*
pair. Wayne knit,- indestructible All fine finished lined bags at a
yarn, 25c pair. special saving.^
Extra value, ladies' Black Hm« , Gnar.nterd German >lWe?.
(Taft & Pennoyer's Special)— Fall, > Lot >0.1-A pretty mesh chain
weight. Black, with. 4 Inch hem hoda *'- od dc . c * f ! * e « *ouf Inches
top: black. with Crib top: black, with wid f: « n /« , with k i d , : *liT?I iT ? .V^ nS
white 'sole or all white foot; plain chain and c\asd9. Priced at *a.«vo.
lisle or silk .lisle, 3 palm - f 1.00. I>«t Xo. 2— l^arge German Silwr
Special. — • • ' \u25a0 Mesh Basr; six inch stitched top;
An exceptipnally large variety of llned with kid: good, deep bag:
Ladies' Black U*le Hose; embroi- extra strong chain handle. Priced
dered> ankle. -• colored or self -em- at M.OO. "
broidered.-BOc pair. . Lot Xo. 3 — Beautiful German
LACE, AXKI-R HOSE, in' newest Silver Bag; all designs of : novelty
effects. medallions... stripes and tops: extra- fine mountlnsrs:- kid
conventional designs./ ."HJc pair. lined; guaranteed chain mesh: de^p
CHH,DRE.VS STOCKIXGS bags, extra strong. Specially priced
Sole \u25a0 agents^ for- "Pony** Stockings at.H5.00.' . .:
for.«bftys -and.' girls— the Rind that Novelty ile&h .Chain Bass . for
wear; all 'sizes;- 5 different '.weights children, withpretty chain'handle;
25c pair. - .;« /" *• " assorted designs. Priced from 9L50
\u25a0\u25a0" : • '^^^^^ mm^—* to H2JIO. ' . '
| SL. 14th to 15th, OAKLANRI— V
BOYS BAND WILL
PLAY ON A PIER
OAKLAND^ JTov. IS.— Through the
courtesy "of "Mr., and Mrs. A. Schilling:,
the Boys\RetreS*t Concert band will give
a concert Sunday afternoon from .2:43
to 3:45 o'clock on the pier extending
into LakAMerritt from the Schilling
estate. \u2666 , '-\u25a0\u25a0.:'- : -k'--'-'
CLEANSES THE SYSTEM
EFFECTUALLY; DISPELS
COLDS, AND HEADACHES -
DUE TO CONSTIPATION.
BEST FOR MEH, WOMEN
AND CHILDREN-YOUNG
AND OLD.
TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL
EFFECTS-ALWAYS BUY
THE GENUINE. #*
MAHUUCTDaSD - BX THE
SOLD BY'ALFtEADING DRUGGISTS
tne size okly. Regular price so e Aßoni;
CAN YOU ASK
MORE?
Does it seem to you that you can't'
stand another minute of that -awful,
burning itch?
That it MUST be cooled?
That you MUST have relief? .
Get a mixture of Oil of TV'intersreen.
Thymol, and other soothing Ingredients
as compounded only In D. D. D. Pre-
scription."
The very first drops STOP that awful
burning instantly!
The first drops sooth© and healT
The first drops give you a feeling nf
comfort that you have not enjoyed for
months, or perhaps years.
Take our word on it as your local
druggist.
Get a $1.00 or a 25 cent bottle today.
The Owl Drug Co.
M 1 N U T E S-~
SOMETHIXG YOU SHOULD KXOW
SEE PAGE 10
DR. TOM WAI TONO
CHINESE TEA AND BERB DOCTOR.
Pulse Diagnosis Free.
60S 17th »t. near Saa Pablo aT.. Oakland. CaL
f TESTIMONIAL*. .• \u25a0
Mountain House, Sierra Co.
Or. Tom Wai Tobz.
Dear Sir — I 'can not flad words to
thank you for.wnat 70a na?e doas
for me. I tad stomach trouble fur
taree years, but »lnce I doctored t«»
months with 70a I am entirely weli.
Very gratefully /oars,
M. HENBT SMITH. ,

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