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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO MANY PRIZE HENS IN POULTRY SHOW Blue Blooded Pigeons and Fowls Win Ribbons at Oakland Exhibit * 0 . Lords and Ladies of the Roost Strut Haughtily Before Throngs OAKLAND. Nov. 23.— With the open- j In g at 9 o'clock this morning of the I «e\ - enth annual exhibition of the Ala meda County poultry association, and I the fifth annual exhibit of the California pigeon club, more than 2,000 birds were on show for the pub!lc. The show is by far the best ever held in Oakland. Many of, the awards have already been made by W. E. Stansfield of Hills dale, Mich., judge of the poultry, and a large number of perfect birds have been found. Of the many varieties shown by owners from all parts of the . Pacific coast almost every bird has been award ed a prize, an unusually large number of firsts being awarded. The pet of the show Is a Rhode Island red cock, the property of Mrs. E. H. Healy, secretary of the association. This bird, one year old. h«s taken five first prizes. A white Orpington, Alice by name, the property of W. H. Ingram, has also taken five firsts, at San Jose. Stockton, Sacramento, Hayward and Oakland. James Stansfield of Frultvale has a splendid hen of the buff Wyan dotte variety on show which has taken 30 flrst prizes in exhibits in all the ; coast cities. This hen took first prize In the show of the Alaska-Yukon expo sition in Seattle. C. J. Siegfried of Alarneda Is showing a Columbian Wyandotte hen which has taken two firsts. Vincent C. Smith of Napa has a splendid Houdan hen on dis play which has taken two first prizes. The silver penciled Wyandotte hen of Mrs. George Grindall of Hayward has taken three firsts. V. M. Smith of Ala meda has a partridge "(Vyandotte a year and a half old which has taken firsts th£ two times it has been exhibited, in SaPcramento and in Oakland. Other prize winners, which" have been pro nounced perfect by the judge, are the ' single comb white leghorn of E. R. Everett of San Jose and the black leg horn of S. F. Jones of San Mateo. Following are some of the pigeon awards: # EnpliKh ruats. first and second prizes to F. J L. Alri'well of Oakland «nd third prize to W. [ T. Fron of Oakland; old blue runt hens, all j awcrds \.<\ F. I/. Alborell; Toxing bine runt cocks. , first rrizp. F. M. Jones of Oaklacd; young blue nint 'ien*. first and second prizes. F. L. Al br<»n. and third prize. \V. J. Head of West Br-rfceler : «!d sllTPr runt cocks, first and second prizes. (T. T. Frost- of Oakland, and third prise to T. L. Alborell; old Rilrer mat hens, all awards to F. L. Alborell: yoonr stiver runt j lions, first prize to W". J. Head of West Berke- j Ipt- and s«»cond prise to T. M. Jones of Oakland. 'itf-d and yellow Maltese — All awards to I-. L. Campbell r.nd C. It. KJne: Jacobins. «11 •. atrF.rfi« m Thomas R. Qnarle of Piedmont and Johi R. Brook of East Oakland. Show homers — All awards to C. R. Klnp of I»os Angeles, also cup and special for best show homer. Drapnon* — Old cork, first prize. E. B. Bees. aid second prize. J. Brenton: old hen, first prize. 3. J. Victory: young cock, second prize. H. Olsrn; old hen. third prize. J. Brenton; ol<i Crirza cock, first special cup for best dragoon* Jn show. J. Brenton. Lo» Anjteles. The following additional awards in the poultry division were made today: AMERICAN CLASS j R. C. R. I. REDS Mrs. E. K. Healy— First. <y>ek. R. G. Gish. Oakland — First, hen; second cock erel. Manual Roberts. Antioeh. Cal. — First, third ' and fourth, cockerel; first and second, pullet. S. C. R. I. REDS Frank C- Bllven, Santa Cruz^ — Fourth, cock erfl: fonrth. pullet. i TV. E. Gibson. Nlles — Fourth and fifth, cock; third, hen; fifth, /*oekerel; second and fifth. I pullet. I Goodacre brothers. Compton — First, cockerel. Ti\ W. Hlrsch. IrTinpton — Second and third, cock; first, second and fifth, hen; third, cock- . erel: first and third, pullet. E. O. James, Berkeley — First, cock; fourth. , hen. E. E. Miller. San Francisco — Second, cockerel. WHrTE WYAXDOTTES L. K. Cobbledlck. Oakland— First, pen. ASIATIC CLASS LIGHT BRAHMAS L. N. Oobbledick. Oakland— First, pen. t' Xieen F. Doaglass, San Rafael — First, cockerel: ftrrt. pullet. F. P. Jacquette. R. F. D. No. 1, Hayward — Second, cock. Mrs. Perham XT. Nahl. Oakland — Second, pal let. P. J. Shyster. Burliajrame — Third, cock; sec •, ond. hen. , Miss A. Sohncke. Frultrale — Fonrth, cock. BrFF COCHIKS C. E. Ross. Elmhurst — First, cockerel. PARTRIDGE COCHINS D. A. Cohen. AUmeda — All awards. BLACK LAXGSHAXS D. A. Cohen. Alameda — Third, cock; third and fifth, hen: first, cockerel. 8. F. Jones. San Mateo— Second, cock; flrat and fourth, hen. C. E. Ross. Elmhurst — First, cock; second, ben; second, cockerel; flrst. pnllet. WHrTE LANGSHANS CL E. Ross. Elmhurst — All awards. HEDITERRANEAH CLASS BLACK LEGHORX EeII Kesaler. box 61, route 2, Sacramento — AH twtrds. BROWN LEGHORN William Reuter. Berkeley — Third, hen; third, cockerel; first, pullet. Williams brothers, Los Angeles — First, cock; second, hen; first and. second, cockerel. WHITE LEGHORN F. E. Baldwin, San Jose — Second, cock; fourth, hen; first, cockerel; fourth, pullet; sec \u25a0 ond, pen. E. Royal ETerett. San Jose^ — First and second, ten; fourth. 'cockerel; second and third, pnllet, L. Goodal. Alameda — First, cock; fiftn, cock erel. - . - • . Gunther & Schmidt. Suanyrale — Third, hen; third, cockerel. Arthur A. Schroeder, Halfmooa Bay — Second, ca-kerel. E. A. Willing, Alameda — First, pen. O. J. Ropen, Alameda — First, pullet. SILVER DCCKWING LEGHORNS Bailey brothers. Hayward — First and second, fcea; first, cockerel; first, second and third, pul let; first, pen. BUFF LEGHORNS Manual Roberts. Antloch— First, cockerel. B, C. BLACK MIXORCAS Charles L. Trow. Oakland — AH awards. W. F. B. SPANISH A. A. Corrle, Oakland — All awards. ANCONAS Oooflaere brothers — First and third, pnllet. Un. M. E. Plaw, Oakland — First, cock; flrst. * -fcea; first, pullet. *t ANDALUSIANS V. Moore, Oakland — First, pnllet. \ FBEXTCH CLASS t HOL'DANS rf I* Hall tc. Hon. Oakland— First, second sndlfoorth, cock; »econd, bea; second, cockerel; tblri «nd fourth, jiullct; firm and second, pen. Elizabeth Tedrlck. Frtiltvale— Tlilrd and fifth, cork 1 ; fourth and fifth." hen; fourth and fifth, pen Vincent C. fimith, Napa— First and third, hen: first, cockerel; first, second and fifth, pnllet; third, pen. BCFF COCHIN BANTAMS F. A. Arnold, Stockton — First and second, cock. * William H. Bniok. Oakland; Fifth, ben; third, Vorkerel;* two, pen. W. M. Hlreoh. lrvlnjrton — Third, pen. Mr*. Ellen Jaeque — Fruitrale. Henry A. Hoyt, Santa Bo«a— Second, hen. H. B. Noack, Oakland— Fourth, cock; third end fourth, ben; first and second, corkerel; sec end, third, fonrth and fifth, polletc fourth, pen. Beo M. Woodhull. Stockton— Third, cock; first, lien: first, pullet; flret. pen. BLACK COCHIN BANTAMS F. A. Arnold. Stockton— First, cork. William H. Bnink, Oakland — Third, cock. Henry A. Hoyt, Santa Rosa — Second, hen; sec ond, cockerel; first and secood, pullet. W. W. Hlrwrh — Second. e»etu» lirst ond third, hen; fourth and fifth, pullet, IT. B, Noack, Oakland— First, cockerel; third, pullet. pABTRIDGE COCHIN BANTAMS Hecry A. Hojrt. Santa Uotsa— First, cockerel; first, P«^ kiTE - cocms BAICTAM s Henry A. Hoyt, Sanfa Rosa— First, cork; first end second, hen: s*coml, cockerel; tecoud., third ' *n«l foortli. pullet, - - H. E, >'oack, OtkUafl— Viitt, . cockerel; first, Barnyard Aristocrats Proudly Gaze on Public Four prize hens at the Oakland poultry show. THE SAN FR^ CLUBWOMEN WILL GIVE A LUNCHEON Leaders m. Federation Work in the^ Bay Cities to Take Part BEP.KELEY, Nov. 23.— Mrs. .Elinor Carlisle, president of the .'Bay Federa tion of \: Mothers'..- Clubs, will be the toastmaster at the reciprocity luncheon which will be - served at the Carltoh hotel Thursday, December 1, at 1 o'clock, for the clubwomen. , The ' speakers of the afternoon will be: "Social Amenities," Mrs. WJ T. Blackburn, Oakland; "Oakland Federation." Mrs. H. W. Sperfcer, Oakland; "San Jose. Federation," Mrs. .T..0. Hayes. San Jose; "Berkeley Federation,' Mrs. H. N. Uowell. Berkeley; "Social Work of thf City Club*." Mrs. E. L. Baldwin. San Fran cisco; "Playgrounds." Mls a Ethel Moore, Oak laud; ' "Kindergartens." Mrs. E. W. Parst. \u25a0 Berkeley; '."Probation." Miss Beatrice McCall. i Oakland: "The Child's Welfare League," Miss S Bessie Wood. . Oakland; "State and National" j (federations).,, Mrs. Thomas Seabury, Berkeley; "What the Schools- Have a Right to Expect of the Home." Mrs. Clara Partridge, , Berkeley: "The College - Woman's Relation to the Social Fabric." Miss Kate Ames, Berkeley; "The Press," Miss Olive Hume,. Oakland.* - ;>>; j The committee on arrangements ln j eludes': vj-|-.\ \u25a0 I Mrs. F. *W. Pierson. Mrs. Louis. Engler, Mrs. • E. I.eland and, Mrs. George Wheeler. . • ! The personnel of the committee on ! hospitality follows: ! Mrs. W. 'T. Blackburn, Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. C. ' M. Perkins. Mrs. A. J. Battee. Mrs. A. Felt, • Mrs. W. E Stale.y. Mrs H. N". Rowell. Mrs. C. R. Rellly and Mrs. E. W. Darst "V (V GRAND BALL GIVEN BY . ORDER OF HIBERNIANS Step Dancing by Gaelic Clubs Is Feature of Evening OAKLAND, Nov. 23. — The SVncient Order of Hibernians gave a ball tonight at Castle hall. Twelfth and Franklin streets, the hall being- beautifully deco rated with American and Irish flags and the Insignia of the .order. A special feature was the step dancing by. mem bers of the Gaelic dancing clubs of this city and San Francisco. The committee of arrangements- was composed of R. J. Heaney, chairman; J. ! J. Cox. E. J. Murphy, F. J. Youell^and ; M. C. Ring. Reception committee — D. S. McCar thy, chairman; D. P. Spillane. , W. Le nane, E. J. Kilmartin, C. J. Twomey, J. J. Pepnon, P. Dooley, James Corley. C. Dwyer; floor: manager, Joseph Laville, assisted by J. A. Lewis and Frank J. Youell. Floor committee — P. O'Brien. Victor James Fleming, M: Buckley, Robert Nolan, M. C. Ring, J. F. Barry ! and T. J. Desmond. ; Door committee — B. McManus.^James 1 Quirk, E. J. Murphy and Martin Dooley. REFERENDUM CALL IS PROPOSED BY EDITOR Initiative Ordinance Is Opposed by Richardson i v BERKELEY, Nov. 23.— Editor F. TV. ! Richardson oa.nd other^members of :the i staff of a local paper filed a petition j with the city clerk today asking for the i appointment of verification to secure signature to' a referendum call In opposition to the initiative ordi nance which the council has passed. ! The Initiative ordinance qualifies the call by requiring signers of an initia tive petition to present reasons, where as they may withdraw their names without stating the reason thereof. The proposed referendum probably 'will come before the people at the next city election, in : four months. The verification deputies appointed today were: James Alphonso, G. B. Ocheltree.E. A. Phillips. John E. Boyd, R. A. Weldt and , A. H. Weber. STEVENSON CHILDREN CAPTURE BABY HONORS Boy 'and Girl Win Prizes ,at Church Competition BERKELEY. Nov. 23.— Two Berkeley families by. the, name of Stevenson have won prizes for having on -display the babies which captured the most votes at a baby show ; held at the; College avenue M. E. church. The highest honors for boy babies went to Richard Guy Stevenson, 11 months old son of Thomas D.^nd Ethel' Stevenson, 1829 Prince streeC The prize for girl babies was won by Elizabeth Emily Stevenson, daughter of Herbert B. .and Elsie Stevenson of 3028 Prince street. Both babies are the grandchildren/)* Thomas Stevenson,: 3o2B Prince street.. .' WOMAN APPOINTED AS AN ASSOCIATE EDITOR Will Assist in Work on Com mercial History OAKLAND, Nov. 23. — Mrs. Zoe Green Radclifte, daughter of \ the ;iate WUI S. Green, founder of the ColusaSun, and a prominent figure in "the development of the Sacramento valley, has been ap pointed associate editor of Davis' Com mercial * Encyclopedia, which Ellis A. Davis, a former, student at- the Uni versity of California,- has been icom plling.. The work -promises to, be a comprehensive commercial and: indus trial history of California,' Utah, Ne vada and Arizona. The author has re ceiyed^ high Indorsement* of his effort. SEGREGATION THEORY SUBJECT OF LECTURE ' BERKELEY, Nov. 23.— Prof. Charles W. 'Woodworth, headlof- the depart ment of entomology. oL-the university, whose recent announcement of ; a theory of the > segregation :;.of f human classes, "like bees, ; -created? some inter r " esti 1 will be the : speaker before the . Open *Forum \u0084in Jefferson : Square .hall,- 1 San Francisco, tomorrow,: night.- "His; sub ject willbe "Human Social : Problem." ;' POWER COMPANY IS GRANTED FRANCHISE • RICHMOND.Nov. 23.— The city coun cil 'last; night' adopted the 'ordinance 'granting the Great Western power com-l pany'af franchise to operate a power and electric -'lighting 'system^ in; the streets ofthe'eity by the erection of poles and the stringing of wires. Su bu r ban Brevities ; \u25a0»\u25a0-; _ "... _/" ".;_ ." •"'.: — "_".*•' ' '" ' _.' >-, i ILLINOIS ' SOCIETY I PARTY-MJakland." Nov. 23. : -'•: The \ monthly . public '•' whist * tournament iof :• the , Illinois society . of -, Oakland : will ' be :, held Mon : ;" : . day,' evening rat Woodmen , hall. : MIS 3"; SCHNEIDER', IS "i BHIDE— Redwood : City, ; Nov. 23.-^-W"iniam,'W". Price," 1 son of Postmaster William ? 'A.- Price of this i c(ty ,1 and ; Misi Urene ;M. Schneider were. married last night, in; San • ;-Mateo.v ;;::/: ; ; :.-f ;,. *\u25a0: -v .-\u25a0 - - \u25a0 •;-_.\u25a0 - PRIZE i FOR DRAWlNG— Berkeley;;: Nov. 23.-; A ".prize of ?s.ha« been offered by; the art "depart ) ment of ) the Blue ' and • Gold 3 the | Junior. 1 annual , \u25a0:•': ofil9l2.",for'tbe',best;draw}ng'aecpnipanyinsrfa V joke.- :-'; T. ; W.'> Veltch 'As s in * charpe "-. of \u25a0 the cbn ~\ test,; which will; close 20.- ; :*: * v r VETERANS HEAR OLD WAR TUNES Grand Army Night Proyes Big Success at • Orpheum V Theater OAKLAND, Nov. 23. — Grand Army night proved a great success at the Oakland Orpheum this evening, vejer ansifrom all-over the county being in to hear the old soldier fid dlers In the old fashioned, tunes' which have proved a great drawing card at this playhouse for the . last 10 days. Grouped about a campflre these five old time soldiers gave a realistic, and at the- same 'time entertaining' perform ance which will be long remembered by the many old time soldiers present. A European artist, -who made her debut .on the local stage yesterday and bids fair to prove extremely popular. Is Mile.' Camllle Ober. She is a, singer with an extraordinary range of voice and -her vivacity and charm make her a hit from the start. • The imperial Russian dancers, se cured: through special permission of the czar of Russia, are also proving very popular. Theyhave performed In all the large European cities and have met with nothing but success since playing, in America." . Miss Felice Morris is on the boards with a good -comedy sketch called "A Call for Help." The New York trio play various musical instruments to the delight of the audience. "The White Slaver" and Frank Morrell. the Califor nia minstrel, are In their last week. The Gus Onlaw trio of . Parisian wire performers runs out the big bill. HOLY NAMES COLLEGE STUDENTS ENTERTAIN^ Interesting Musicale Given in School Auditorium OAKLAND, Nov. 23. — The students of the college of the Holy Names gave a musical program yesterday after noon in the auditorium of the school," which was largely . attended by the students, their parents and the mem bers of the faculty. The choral class, with Harriet French as the soloist, opened the program with a "Homage to St. Cecilia." The pro gram: v Improtnptn mazurka (Tr. Lack), B. Bloomer; "Barcarolle et Piizleatl (Dellbes-Marsick). rio lln H. French, piano Ft Foreater; "Ode to St. Cecilia." Alice C. Smith, and second mazurka (Godard), Hazel Campbell; "Dttet of the Stars" (Chamlnade), choral class; '.'II Chanson" (Dudez), harp solo. Sabina Molanos; "Humoresque" (Dvorak), P. Crawford: "BerceuseS* trio (Ver brugghe). first violin \u25a0 \u25a0H. French, second violin D. Wright, harp S. Mojanos; Rhapsodle No. 5 (Liszt). B. Maher; "The Prayer of the Flower" (Gounod), choral class, J. Ench soloist, accom panists — violins, H. French and D. Wright, harp S. Molanos, piano F. Forester. ... ; m \u25a0 WORKMEN CLEAR SITE FOR NEW CITY HALL Preparations Made to Excavate - for $1,000,000 Building OAKLAND, Nov. 23.— Laborers -em ployed in the park department began work this morning at clearing the -site to be excavated for the s proposed "41,000,000 city, hall. Shrubs and- flower beds in a triangular • section of the plaza on the Fifteenth street side were removed to other parks, thus making space for the patrol house and stables of the police department, which are to be moved to the east side of the old city hall. \u25a0 ' The small building occupied by de partment 2 of the police court also will bejshifted eastward, and the police sta tion building will be taken to the front and east of the old city hall. The old library building. Fifteenth street flrehouse and structures on land acquired: by the city will be razed in a' few weeks. FOUNDER OF BRICK WORKS DIES SUDDENLY Robert. W.Spence Succumbs to Hemorrhage of Brain _; BERKELEY, Nov. 23.— Robert TV. Spence, a commercial man well known on the Pacific coast, died suddenly to day at his home, 1627 Todd street, of hemorrhage -of the 'brain. He was 42 years of age and a native of Canada. He came to this state a number *of years ago, and founded the Port Costa brick works and was interested In other commercial projects. He lived here for five years after removing from San Francisco. Spence was a member of Charter Rock lodge of the Masonic order.. The funeral wll be held under the auspices of the Masons. A widow, Mrs. Lida Spence and one soni Robert H. Spence, survive. TRAFFIC AGENTS TRY BURNT CORK Transportation Club to Join Forces With Promoters Of Minstrel Show BURNT cork is soon to absorb' the attention of the railroadmen, for the Transportation , club, and the Cali fornia, traffic agents* association are making elaborate plans for a minstrel show. , Beyond the fact that the show will be held in the Transportation club rooms : in , the : Palace hotel in January, little has been"decided upon in detail. It is known, however, that the. rail roadmen will give the. affair every at tention. /Just ; whojthe ''chosen: few for the cast of ., the; show. -, .will be /is as yet unknown.' -.lt Is , rumored that a.num ber,have been trying. exercises "in facial expression, 'as ' well as negro dialect, to gafn headway in the race for the best positions.' \u25a0'..\u25a0 - '\u25a0 ""\u25a0 .-\u25a0 Robert I. Lynas, freight rate claims clerk;, for the Union Pacific company in , the localf office/: has "accepted- a posi tion 3as i contracting /. freight agent - for the Wabash, railroad f in this city. Lynas has'; been * with ;;the ? Union ; Pacific com pany; f of/five years : and As well : known and -liked all; over the,, state.' He; is succeeded by Owen Plant, tracing clerk for the company. Henry: Avila. cky> ; ticket agent for the Union Pacific, left yesterday for Fresno, V where", he will ;\u25a0 spend Thanks giving.: with relatives. .*,-\u25a0\u25a0'-\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0-' : '*.•\u25a0-..'\u25a0.\u25a0"\u25a0••.\u25a0\u25a0.\u25a0:'"•. •'.\u25a0""\u25a0*• ' •\u25a0 .'. J. H. P. Mason, traveling [passenger agent Uor.the. Washington-Sunset route; arrived - here } yesterday' from" the/ north! \u25a0H'ejwill'- remain in ; : the city'" for.' a few days:. -'-;\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0-; :\u25a0;' -,/Y ; ;-; /'. V'• .' \ . \u25a0 J. F. Burch^of ; the terminal office of ,« the /Washington; Sunset , system ' at \u25a0Atlanta; is ; visiting 'the .coast \u25a0'> with ; his wife*.h .They varrived in 'the '"'. city^' yes terday.,*;-".'*•.\u25a0'. \u25a0 - ' ,'. \u25a0 " Mile. Camille Ober. \ Who Has Voice of " Wonderful Range "PLAY POKER? NOT I!" SAYS INVENTOR Ignorance of Ganie Might Cause ' Him to Lay Down a King Full —.George Gates of San Jose Is not a poker player, although he is holding a hand at present which will bring him and his associates something like $17. 000,000 when the pot Is opened. Gates Is the man who has invented the con crete railroad tie and who has' sud denly bounded from the quiet distinc tion of living In San Jose to the inter national honor of having invented what is believed to be the first practical sub stitute for- wood railroad ties. The Gates concrete tie company of San Jose and the National concrete manufactur i ing company of Stockton have Just been Incorporated with a capital of $17,000, 000 and for the purpose of revolution izing the railroad tie business. In reporting the achievement of Gates In disposing of his patent so ad vantageously The Call suggested, by way of a figure of speech, that the. In ventor was a poker flayer. While the close friends of Gates know that he is not a card player and, as he himself admitted, never "sat into a game," Gates Is apprehensive lest those who do not know him so well might asso ciate him with the elusive three of a kind or the, disdainful king full on aces. > "I understand."- he said yesterday, "that the reference was a. figure of speech, but others might believe that I am a poker player, and I do not care to sail, under false colors." The final negotiations for the Gates patents have not yet been made, but will be concluded soon and then Gates and his wife will take a trip to_Eu rope. At present Gates is planning to dispose of another patent he holds, that for a continuous Tail,' which he Invented with George A. Stark. / Gates is a man of 70 years, but is remarkabjy well preserved. If « is a veteran of the civil war. having served for four years in an lowa cavalry reg iment. He was wounded three times in action. He is a member of the Grand Army of. the Republic and'of the Santa Clara county pioneers' association. He came to California in 1851. He is mar ried and he and his wife and grand children will share the fruits of his in ventive genius. STRIKE SITUATION IN ALAMEDA AT STANDSTILL ALAMEDA, Nov. 23. — There were no developments today in the strike bf the four union, linemen of the municipal electric light plant. Superintendent J. B. Kahn said that the work which the linemen were en gaged In has been completed and that all repairs could be made by the four nonunion men still In the employ of the city. , The electricity commission, which is composed of Wynn Meredith. Charles Adams and Robert Christy, will hold a meeting November 29, when the strike will be considered. The commission holds that It can not unionize the plant under the provisions of the charter. HUSBANDS THREATEN THEIRWIVES' LIVES Two Women Get Divorce De crees Because of Cruelty OAKLAND, Nov. 23. — Two wives ob tained decrees of divorce today be cause their husbands threatened to kill them. Elsie Cooper was given a final decree because Henry Cooper threat en ted to 'shoot her, and Letty "Foster got an interlocutory decree against Fred Foster because he said he was goingto end her life." Suit for divorce • Suit for divorce on the ground of desertion was begun today by C. "W. Mann against Ernestine Mann on the ground of desertion. " PLAQUE NOW PREVAILS * • INSTEAD OF CHOLERA ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 23.— The whole of Manchuria is officially de clared to be infected with the bubonic plague, but hot with cholera, as was erroneously reported recently. Make the Liver Doits Duty Nine times in tea when the liver n right tha ttomach and bowels are tight. CARTER'S LITTLE /£g&>± i UVER PILLS .^l||F|\ gently but firmly coffl-jgjjp^gjßfcil pel a Uzy Iwer to jSJ&jB&WkTyTCZJW do iu duty. J*&&s£im *\u25a0*"** I LfW Cure, CoaV(§@^neiTTLE Indigea- ifo||p<a^ ! C j^ PILLS. Headache, and Distress after. Eating. -Small Pill. Small Dots. Small Prie* Genuine must bear signature. BOY'S MOTHER IS SUED BY SCHOOL Woman's Change o! Mind Al leged as Ground for Dam ages by Institution . OAKLAND. t Nov. 23. — Because Mrs. A. C. Campbell changed her mind about . sending her son Raymond to the Mount Tamalpais military academy, the insti tution has brought suit for damages. The suit, which was begun today, asks for $400 because of Raymond Por ter's failure to go to the school. Ac cording to the complaint. Mrs. Camp bell agreed in August. 1909. to send her boy to the Mount Tamalpals mili tary academy and wanted a special room for him. > • This room was fltted up at an ex pense of $50. The parent also agreed to pay $350 for tuition until December of the same year, which forms the other item sued for. PIONEER WOMEN OF ALAMEDA PASS AWAY Widows, Both Over 80 Years, Die Same Day ALAMEDA. Nov. 23. — Mrs. Deborah Norton, widow of Moses Nofton. died today at her home. 2132 Lincoln avenue. aged 84 years. Mrs. Norton was a na tive of Pleterkova. Poland- She is sur vived by Mrs. Fanny MendelsSn of Yo kohama, Japan, and Julius ana Simon Norton. The funeral will be held Friday morn ing at 9:30 o'clock from the Norton residence. Mrs. Dlrike Henriette Diel died this morning at her home. 2314 San Jose avenue. She was the sister of Mrs-. Albertlna Schroeder and mother of Adolph T. and Albert E. Diel. She was the widow of Valentine Diel and was prominent as a church worker in this city. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the Diel residence. FOREIGN ASTRONOMERS PRAISE UNIVERSITY BERKELEY, Nov. 23. — The foreign astronomers who recently visited the university observatory and the Lick observatory have written to Director W. W. Campbell of teh latter station thanking him for the courtesy shown them during August and September. Compliments were also paid the work of the local astronomers and the ex cellent scientific equipment of the uni versity in this department. '*Jf .-. : MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE INDORSES FRANCHISE OAKLAND. Nov. 23. — The Merchants' exchange at a meeting last night pas sed a resolution favoring the franchise asked for by the Southern Pacific com pany in Seventh street. This was done upon the petition of the Seventh street improvement club, headed by Rev. E. P. Dempsey. C. E. Strom. Louis Schaffer. Charles P. Pierce and George L. Teager. NEWS OP THE OCEAN Exports for the Orient The Japanese steamer Nippon Mara sailed for Hongkong and way ports Tia Honolulu on Tues day with cargo rained at $333,210. exclude of treasure, nnd to be distributed as follows: For Japan. $2fM.600: . China. $27,731: East Indies. $8,075: Vladirostok. $1.750: South Africa. J623: Korea, $350: Philippine islands. $4l>. The prin cipal shipments and their destinations were as follows: To Japan — 2.977 bales cotton. 455 mils and 14 cs leather. 152 pkga agricultural Implements. 03 pkgs machinery. 20,100 lbs tan bark. 2.250 lt>* old rubber. 13 cs stationery. 3O cs canned "Jrooda. 77,100 Iba sugar, 3.40H gals wine. 630 lbs dried frnit. 2.648 lbs raisins. 1.356 lb« nuts. 27 bMs oleomargarine. 156 pkgs fresh fruits, 6*> bales scrap leather. 7 pkgji drugs. To China— s.ooo lb« pearl barley, 1.4«« lbs and 5 cs cheese, 132 cs canned goods. 911 lhs meal*. 7.410 lbft dried fish. 557 lbs beans. 2.4*57 lbs and 10 cs dried fruit. 1.939 lbs raisins. 4fiO pkes fresh fruits. 2.202 lbs hams and bacon. 3.875 lbs sngar, 41 pkgs drugs. 27 rolls and 1 es» leather. 136 bbls oils, 22.411 lbs nitrate of soda. 11l pkgg arms and ammunition. 20 cs typewriters. 24 pkgs machinery. To East Indies— 2l,7Bo lbs coffee. 520 cs canned goods. 419 cs salmon. 1.250 lbs drle<l frnit. 20 cs honey. 1.275 lbs meals. 10 cs wine. 139 pkg 9 roofing material, 1 cs machinery. 1 c* leather. 3 pkgs drug*. To VladlTOstok— 27.42s lbs dried fruit. To South Africa — 125 cs salmon. To Korea— 3 cs canned goods, 23 es ink, 1 cs leather. Tonnage Encasements The Norwegian steamer Aagot. which arrired here from Newcastle. Australia, on Tuesday. In under time charter for himber and merchandise from Eureka and Posret sound to Australia, h.iv Injr been engaged prior to arriral. The schooner Edward R, West ls» chartered for lumber from Gray* Harbor to Australia. FOR DYSPEPSIA You Risk Nothing 1» Trying Remedy We want every one troubled with in- digestion and dyspepsia to come to our store and obtain a box of Rexall Dys- pepsia Tablets. They contain Bismuth- Subnltrate and Pepsin prepared by a process which develops their greatest power to overcome digestive disturb- ance. Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets are very pleasant to take. They soothe the ir- ritable, weak etomach. strengthen anJ invigorate the digestive organs, relieve nausea and indigestion, promote nutri- tion and bring about a feeling of com- fort. If you give Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets a reasonable trial we will return your money if you are not satisfied with the result. Three sizes. 25 cents, 50 cents and $1.00. Remember, you can obtain Rexall Remedies in San Francisco only at The Owl Drug Co.. Inc.. 710 Market street, 778 Market street. Post and Grant avenue. 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