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Notorious Gang That Operated
in Emeryville Is Taken
in Raid
Fake Sporting Crowd and Three
Card Sharpers Are Run
to Earth
OAKLAND, Dec. 14.— There are:ninc
burkomen. members of two notorious
gangs, confined in the city Jail. A man
and woman, who have obtained many
hundreds of dollars from victims by
trsckery in every part of th* state, are
»elng trailed. This is the result of a
movement against the sharks made by
he poli.e last night under the direc
tion of Captain of Detectives Peter-
* e £" \u0084 S ' x ass °csates in a "sporting
r&Ke crowd, who for months worked
openly in Emeryville, were arrested
tnis morning- in a raid by detectives
and patrolmen, their removal to a new
location bringing them into the city
limits of Oakland and Into the juris
diction of the police.
The man and woman escaped arrest
because their victim was sent on a
trip and delayed in reporting his losses
to the police. Descriptions of the
couple have been obtained for distribu
through the state. This couple worked
tne time honored "dummy handker
chief" trick.
The capture of the Emeryville gang
was the most important. Detectives
Kyle and Emigh and Policeman Conroy
raided their headquarters in a barn at
Forty-second and Linden streets.
Knowing that crooked roulette wheels
and faro layouts were being used to
fleece victims, the police surrounded
the place and caught the gang. Their
roulette and faro layouts were con
fiscated: ?SSO was gathered from the
tables, and Henry B. Canell, a Santa
Rosa farmer the gang brought from
San Francisco, was kept from losing his
For months the Oakland detectives
have known of the activities of the
gang. They remained in Emeryville for
some t?me and believed their new lay
outs at Forty-second and Linden streets
\u25a0were In the racetrack town, where the
authorities did not interfere.
Victims would be found by the
scouts Sn Oakland or San Francisco
and invited to a "training camp." At
the resort the boxers would go through
the motions of a contest, and when the
gloves were put away the roulette and
faro layouts would be produced.
The members of this Emeryville
sporting fake gang arrested are Thom
as Farnon. Edward Parker, Joseph
Rogers, 'U'iniam McCarthy. Harry Roy
al\ and Harry Price.
John Bianchini, a rancher of Black
Diamond,! was the "lamb" found by the
man and woman with the handkerchief
John Petrovich of 016 Jackson street,
Fan Francisco, mpt trie card sharks last
night. They took him to a room at
the St. Charles house, where they ob
tained $3*o from him- He went at
onc<* to the police after. -the game,.and
Inspector. Bock found the sharps in
lodging houses last night. : They were
Ed Edgerton, who had a harness for
concealing cards in his clothes; Dossan
Hdzick, an Armenian, who had colored
inks for marking the backs of cards,
and Bob Babrick. a well known card
sharper. They will be charged with
grand larceny by trick and device.
Says Walter's Half Sister Un
duly Influenced Him
OAKLAND. Dec. 14.— Dr. Aaron W.
Gamble began a contest today of the
will of his son, the late Walter H. Gam
b!<^ of Fruitvale, who left an estate
worth 520,000. The contest follows a
!cng struggle in the Gamble family for
control of this fortune. The will has
been admitted to probate. Charles E.
Donnelly, husband of Walter Gamble's
half sister, Kate Donnelly, being named
executor. -. " ;"~
The will. leaves the bulk of, the estate
to Mrs. Donnelly. According to Doctor
Gamble, the' latter' -took advantage of
her half brother's mental weakness and
of the influence she had over him to in
duce him to make the will in this way.
Doctor Gamble was arrayed against
his wife, the late Maria B. Gamble, in a
f.ght for their son's property. Mrs.
Gamble died a few months ago.
Mrs. Genevieve J. Gorham Re
ceives Four Lots
ALAMEDA, Dec. 14. — Four pieces of
realty have been transferred by Mrs.
Theresa Gorham. wife of former Mayor
TVilliam J. Gorfiam. to Mrs. Genevieve
Gorhara, recently divorced
from William R. Gorham, son of Mr.
and Mrs. "William J. Gorbam. The prop
erty was given to the divorcee in lieu
of alimony, in accordance with an
agreement made before the divorce was
The marriage of younjr Gorham fol
lowed an elopement. The union was
opposed' by the parents of the bride
groom, who was said to be under age.
The Gorhams separated a month af
t.er the marriage. The property trans- ,
ferred to Mrs. Genevieve Johnson Gor
ham is valued at $3,500. .
Modest Aitschuler Will Lead SO
Musicians at University
BERKELEY, Dec. 14.— The Russian
pyniphony orchestra of New York will
give two concerts in the Greek theater
next spring, according to the announce
ment made today of Prof. William Dal
lam Armes, chairman of the music and
dramatic committee. Modest Ait
schuler, leader of the orchestra, will
render Tschaikowsky's "Marche Slav."
A symphony concert will be given on
tie afternoon of Thursday, May 4, and
a popular concert on the evening of
Saturday. Hay 6.
It is probable that the program at
The latter will be made up entirely of
works by Slav composers, though pos-
Eibly one or two Wagner numbers may
)<ft introduced.
Suburban Brevities
tttttariak CLUB' JTIKKS— AUtDeda. I>c. 14.
The^StfriS Tclub celebrated . tte annirmfty
«f lhf« oS"l«iti«*« fifteenth rear tonight
with a bfjrh'JSnV*. f«r. members. -
C^ D ?rE?S anr « f thft Flfth reglmtnU
Ir r S« « •*\u25a0* whist tmirnament
ta*:lU company* armory ""f^ «!£»*,
TEA.CHXR S FTO *«*££„„. \u0084„ A b* Mastic*
Mies A "^HjJ, 'h*. reported to. the police
fl^tT'^^7ir«- "as *tPol«t P ol« from ber.ia: the
scliool a-few «lay» as°-
Miss Cora E. Long,
Who Will Be Bride
of Jenator-elect
E. J. Tyrrell Will Claim Berke
ley Girl Prior to Departure
for Legislature '
BERKELEY, jDec._l4.— Letting.; but
few friends in. the secret. State Sena
tor-elect "Edward J. Tyrrell has been
making quiet plans to take a bride
with him when he assumes the toga in
Sacramento after the holidays. 'He is
to- marry Miss Cora Elizabeth Long,
daughter of the late Maurice Long,
December 2S. Mayor Mott.of Oakland,
for whom Tyrrell has been private sec
retary for six years, will be the best
St. Augustine's Catholic church will
be the setting for the wedding. Rev.
Father Francis Long, a cousin of the
bride elect, will perform the ceremony,
which will be of a simple nature owing
to the recent death of the bride's
father, a retired businessman of San
Miss Mollie Long- will be the attend
ant of the bride. Only the close rela
tives of the couple will attend the cere
mony, among them being Miss Kather
ine O'Leary of Worcester, Mass., an
aunt of Miss Long, who has come here
for the wedding, and Mrs. J. S. Myers
of Sacramento, a sister.
The bride elect is a tall girl of the
orunette type, who has lived, at 2917
Florence street since the fire. , She was
educated in San Francisco and met
Tyrrell several years ago.
The groom to be is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Tyrrell of Kirkham
street, Oakland, and is a member of
the bar. He recently entered the polit
ical arena. His defeat of Frank Lcavitt
for the republican nomination for state
senator from the sixteenth district was
a big primary fight" in August. Tyrrell
was elected over his democratic oppo-.
nent by a large majority.'
McFarlaNd- Attell Bout
Looks Uncertain
CHICAGO. Dec 44.— From present
indications the- 10 round bout between
Packey McFarland, lightweight, and
Abe Attell, feather weight champion,
scheduled to take • place before-, either
the Fairmont athletic club or the Na
tional sporting club of New York, will
not be held, owing to the inability of
the fighters .to agree on the club before
which they wish to fight.
McFarland already has signed an
agreement with the Fairmont athletic
club, while Attell wants to fight for
the National sporting club.
McFarland said yesterday that he is
willing to light before either club, but
does not intend to go east until the
final arrangements are made.
International Billiard
Tourney Played
NEW YORK. Dec. 14. — Arrangements
were begun here tonight by the Xa
tional Association of Amateur Billiard
Players for an international champion
ship contest «arly next year, it was
said that the champions of France and
Germany may compete against the ex
perts of this country. National cham
pionship tournaments for class A and
class B also are being arranged by.com
mittees. These tournaments will _take
place early in the year. Class Bls com
posed of players not of championship
caliber. ,
ISpecial Dispatch. to The. Call] ". .
SANTA ROSA. ;Dec. ; , 1 4.— The , resigna
tion of Rev. L#ender~Turney,.of ; the First
Baptist church has been,accepted.:Tur
ney came here from; Chicago five years
ago/ Tie haS -several 'calls s Under con
sideration,- one - at ; Moscow, :Idaho, ; and
anotherat Spokane. Wash. ; \u25a0
Marriage to Charles Phelps
Greenwood Will Occur
End of Month
OAKLAND, Dec. 14. — The formal an
nouncement of the betrothal of Charles
Phelps Greenwood and Miss Ethel Ath
erstone, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Shelton Atherstone, is an
nounced. The marriage will be
'Wednesday, December 28, the "cere
mony to take place at the family resi
dence in Twenty-third street. The
service will be held In the morning
and will be attended by the members
of the families only. .
; Greenwood and his bride will leave in
the afternoon for their honeymoon.
i Their home will be In Monterey. \u25a0
Greenwood came to .California; a. few
years ago from Chicago. He is .con
nected with the Monterey lime, com
pany. Miss Atherstone belongs to one
of the early families-of the bay cities.
At a simply appointed house cere
mony at 4 o'clock this afternoon En
sign Allan G. Olson. U.S. N.. was mar
ried to Miss Genevieve Pattiani in the
presence of a score of- the members of
the immediate families and n half
dozen close friends. Neither the bride
nor bridegroom was attended. Miss
Pattiani wore a handsome tailored
gown of gray cloth with a large black
velvet hat She carried a bouquet of
violets and lilies of the valley.
The marriage service was read by
Rev. Everett Couper, rector of Christ
Episcopal church. Following the wed
ding supper, the couple left on their
honeymoon, which will include a tour
of Yosemite. Early in the year En
sign Olson expects to be ordered to
Panama, whither his bride will ac
company him.
,Mrs. Olson is the' daughter of. Mr.
and Mrs. A. \V. Pattiani of Alameda.
She is a beautiful girl, and has been
a favorite with the younger set. The
wedding was arranged for a week later,
but the uncertainty of the young naval
officer's orders hurried the plans. En
sign Olson is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. O. Olson of Chicago.
-\u2666 . \u2666 •
Mrs. H. C. Taft and Miss Chrissie
Taft received attea this afternoon with
Mrs. George Whitney the guest of
honor. Mrs. Whitney was formerly
Mists Maude Sholes of Cleveland, O.
Assisting the hostesses and Mrs. Whit
ney in the receiving line were:
Mrs. Readshaw Mis* Kthrl Valentine
Mrs. Maxwell Tftft Miss Klsie Marwedel
Mrs. Clarence Shuey Miss K<Jith Selby
Mrs. F. M. Smith Miss Alice Knowlcs
Mnv James Moffitt Jr. Miss Ransom
Mrs. Walter Starr Miss Rridses
Mrs. Irving I^undborg Miss Grace Sperry
Mrs. Walter Scott Miss Effiip-Kroll
Mrs. Henry Chase Miss Bfssie > Palmer
Miss Virginia de Fre- Miss Florence Solhy
niery Miss Hazel R«ld
Miss Jane Creilin '
Another large tea of the afternoon
was that . over which Mrs. Frederick
Stolp presided as * hostess, her guests
numbering nearly 200 of the smart set.
* * • - .
Three hundred guests have been In
cluded in the invitations of Mrs. Wick
ham ; Havens, for tomorrow -afternoon,
when she will entertain at the largest
bridge party of the year at: her home
in Piedmont.^
, \u0084 \u25a0 - • . .. * .*\u25a0-\u25a0• .J \u25a0 ---' '. " ;.--"\u25a0
"\u25a0 Tomorrow evening Mrs. Jessie Wilson
Taylor*, will entertain- at a miisicale at
her'studio in Berkeley. " '\u25a0\u25a0
Exporters, Could, Be Aided by
Securing Commission Agents
American exporters 1 of apples might
find it to' their advantage to procure
commission agents in Leeds, to repre
sent them, writes Consul Benjamin F.
Chase of Leeds. V • :
The apples sold in this market are
mostly procured from Liverpool; The
custom' is to sell them there by auction,
and the dealers either make thejour
ney r or have brokers make- their pur
chases. This involves auctioneers'
commissions, freight charges from
Liverpool to Leeds, and the traveling
expenses of the purchasers; in theend
it all must come off the exporter in
the way of less returns for his- prod- ;
ucts. The exporter, though, has the
advantage of having sold his 'apples
and received his money promptly, while
with agents he would have to wait for
his money and must take the' chances
of loss by" decay and a changing mar
ket. He should be able to get through
freight rates into Leeds much lower
than the amount of total rate' when
the journey is broken at Liverpool and '
a reshipment made, and should be able
to make terms with the transportation
companies which will warrant his
sending -through.
The apple season for eastern United;
Stales, Canada and Nova Scotia begins
in November and extends to February.
During this season the apples' are
shipped in barrels, and from 2,000 t6
3,00*5 bushels find their way into the
Leeds market. -
The shipment from Oregon and other
parts of western United States extends
from February to May and amounts
during the season to \u25a0\u25a0 from 1,200 to .
1,500 bushels, mostly put up in boxes
of 40 pounds weight. -
From May to July apples are re?
ceived from Tasmania and Australia,
in about the same quantity and condir
tion of packing as our western fruit.
The apples most acceptable are the
Baldwin, Greening, King and Northern
Pacific Liner Sails
The stoampr Malta! sailed for Wellington.' ~IC
Z.,' via. Papeete yesterday with carso rallied at
$4».45.>. to be distributed as follows: For New
Zealand, $15.14.1; Australia. '•$20,832: Tahiti
$12,033; Friendly Islands. $1,477; The principal
shipments and their destinations were as follows*
To New Zealand— 2.26fl bxs oranjre*. 234 ctls
barley. 15,000 lbs dried fruit. 372 rs canned fruit
24 pkgs machinery. 7S bales broonicorn, 6 c«
drnjrs. 4S bbls and 2 es oils, 15 pkgs paints. 97
rolls rooflnjr. 200bdls shingles, l.sno lbs seeds. $5
To Australia — 2.500 lbs dried fruit. 4.000 ib«i
codfish, 29.550 lbs hops, 28 ea canned Roods, S
rolls leather. 6 pkps machinery.
To Tahiti — 343 bbls flour. 18.400 lbs . bread.*
1.967 lbs peas and beans.; 33 ctls barley 757 lbs
lard, 20 eh canned goods. 54 bales hay." 2.500 lbs
salt. .23 ctl* wheat. S casks . beer, 1,085 ' jrals
wine. 7,620 lbs rli-e. 54S lbs and ft.hxs cheese
SI pkp« potatoes, 27 pkprs onions, 155.es and' 2
bbls salmon. 223 lbs dried fruit, 32 pkss fresh
fruits. 30 pkjrs vegetables, S.pkjrs drugs, 17,446
ft lumber, 48 doors, 7 pkps r window*,, 18pk«rs
sewing machines, 41 bdls steel and iron.' lo pkgg
paints and oils, 10 pkgs wagon and carriage ma
terial, 432 lbs shot, 2 cs shoes. . - t '-,,^.-
- To - Friendly islands — 80 cs • salmon,': '453 \u25a0 ibs
cheese, 13 pkgs potatoes and onions. 3 cscanned
goods. S pkgs fruit, 5 pkgs sewing 2
pkgs machinery, 5 cs shoes, 2 pkgs saddlery/
Dy United Wireless
STEAMER MAITAI— Dec. 14,' 8 p. m. ", 45 miles
from Hfthtahlp: southerly wftirt;.. weather miid
- and hax.r; barometer 30.24; ; temperature 54 . -
STEAMER ADELAIDE— Dec- 14, S p. m.. '144
\u25a0 miles Bouth'of San-Fran^ißoo; ; aU'weH.' -
STEAMER SANTA ROSA— Dec. 14, arri ye \u25a0at
4 p. m. :\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.'\u25a0 -;.. , /\u25a0\u25a0 " -\u25a0\u25a0,"\u25a0 \u25a0:.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0..\u25a0
STEAMER ASIA— Dec. 14, S p. m., 1,025 miles
from San Francisco; all well. \ f : ' \u25a0 •
Buffalo i.W'lll /Arrive ; Today
The.cruiser Buffalo,' on Its way home
from the orient, will reach;: this^lty
tomorrow.. According 1 , to a; message •re-"
ceived by. wireless .last; nighty the = ship
encountered J 8 no J ; storms "after -leaving
Honolulu and : all t on " boards were \u25a0 wellr
The; Buffa lo >re turns, .to'.! the coasti for* a
thorough* overhauling/,. - _, _\u25a0•-'-
Miss Maude Raffin,
Who Will "Become
Instructor's Bride
Member of Berkeley Younger
Set Will Marry Instructor
of Classics at Belmont
BERKELEY. Dec. 14. — Members of
the younger social set are interested
In the announcement of the engagement
of Miss Maude Raffin, a graduate of
the university, and J. C. Paltridge, in
structor in the classic languages at the
Belmont military in San
Mateo county. •• No date has- been set
for the wedding, but it probably will
be an event of the spring. .
Announcement of the engagement
was : made recently- at -a 'tea given
in the home ; of Miss Katherine
Blackwell, a friend of the bride
elect in the presence of a number of
close friends of the young woman.
Many prenuptial affairs are being
planned for Miss Raflln. g She is a
graduate of the university with the
class of 1907 from the college of social
sciences, and was popular 'as an under
graduate. Her, mother, Mrs. "B. Raffln,
lives in Grove street.
Paltridge is a University of Michigan
graduate and fraternity man. He took
his postgraduate work, at the. Univer
sity of Chicago, and came to the coast
a few years ago. He'is at present in
structor in Latin* arid Greek at "Ber
mont. ' -
Beach Stones Shipped to United
States in Sacks
The Newfoundland government has
given a concession for handling the
pebbles on its shores to a company
which is shipping them to the United
States, writes Consul" James S. Bene
dict of St. John's.
The government granted to the At
lantic pebble company for three years
from May 1 the exclusive right to ex
port pebbles and beach stones from the
colony, and also for 25 years from the
same date the' exclusive right to enter
upon any crown' lands' within 100 yards
of high water mark along the shores
of Conception bay, between Cape St.
Francis and Splint Point, near Bay de
Verde, to. search for pebbles and beach
stones, but their sole right, of export
is restricted to "Conception bay.
After three years, exploitation of
pebbles for the rest of the island is
open to everybody, and only in Con
ception .bay has the company, any ex
clusive right. \u25a0
Only a certain kind : of pebble Is re
quired, and they vary in circumference
from three to nine 'inches and are; di
vided into three grades. They are
packed In sacks weighing .168 pounds
each when filled. The first cargo of
1,650 tons', valued at $13,200, . "was
shipped to Philadelphia.
. It is not/generally ; know, what the
pebbles wjjl v be used for, some asserting
that they wiir.be employed in concrete
buildings, as they are harder \ than
broken rock, and that the smaller peb
bles of flint' will' be used in the grind
ing of tale.
Brides Will Be Taught Cookery
and Other Arts
The new department just opened in
the School of Domestic Arts and Sci
ences in this city, in which prospective
and young wives are to: be taught how
to make' prospective and young hus
bands happy, ought to be an attractive
and useful one, says the Chicago Tri
bune. The most hopeful sign is, the
practicability of the new scheme.
-Instead of the various political, philo
sophlcal t suffragetical and ethical re
forms which : have been agitated as
antidotes for the divorce; habit, the au
thor oi' this scheme gets far; down to
the roots;of- Benedictine happiness by
establishing a curriculum to which the
prominent items are making model bed
rooms, disposing of socks, ties and
vests, preserving trouser : creases, -iput
ting- away shirts, airing rooms; decorat
ing them, matching -furniture, etc.
V. All ' this : satisfies the - outer man, -but
It does not provide for the cravings of
the' inner 'man. The kitchen should not
be omitted. vUnhappiness *of ten begins
atbreakfastand culminates at dinner.
Tough- biscuits- and- burned: roasts have
been the; source -of much; domestic 'un ;
doing.- Domestic dyspepsia, s for which
no pepsin remedy. has; yet been found,
is asfrequenfjcause.of dissatisfaction,
derangementjidivorce, etc. :"- -
\u25a0\u25a0\-'; RUNS^TpjARGENTINA
Consul ; , Genera- George. 8.-McGoogan
of Progre'so '\u25a0 reports,<that a ; line : of ; Bri
tish • steamers > has been ; established i.be
tweeri the' -Mexicari- ports- of; Progreso,'
Vera Cruz ; and i Tamplco.V and ; Buenos
Aires", "Argentina. r The;first''steamer.'ar
rived in'>Progresb: August "l2,l l9lo. ,AThe
cargo" consisted V of alfalfa, oats- and
;- : ;'A Cincinnati^policemanvsaysithatihla
club" is \u25ba no protectlqni.whatever.i against
his.'wife-strollins pin. / ' -' '
Sheriff and District Attorney
Report Gamblers Observe
Supreme Court Decision
OAKLAND, Dec. 14.— An investiga
tion" into the method of betting at the
Emeryville racetrack was begun today
by the grand jury. Although the in
quisition found that betting -was con
ducted for the most part in accordance
with the law as the supreme court con
strued it, the grand jury probably will
ask the. legislature to amend the law
so that gambling at the racetrack may
be stopped.
Sheriff Barnet and .District Attorney
Donohue were the witnesses called by
the grand jury. Both of them had
watched things at Emeryville, they
said, and were familiar with the bet
ting system. Donohue said that he was
powerless to do anything under the
present law.
Barnet described the method ®f tak
ing and recording of bets. This was
done by three . men without violating
the law.. One has the odds on his pro
gram, takes the- money from a layer
and hands it to a stake holder and an
nounces the bet in a loud voice to an
other man, who hashis back turned,
as a rule, but who is the real "sheet
writer," and who keeps the record of
the transaction, triough not ostensibly
acting in conjunction with the "layer."
Prize fighting came in for more dis
cussion, although no decisive action
was taken. Many of the jurors ex
pressed themselves as not opposed to
six. round bouts of a spirited nature,
but opposed to anything that might be
called a prizefight and not a sparring
exhibition. The grand jury will ask
the legislature to remedy the law by
enacting a definition of prize fighting.
Many Articles Will Be on Sale
at Booths
OAKLAND, Dec. 14.— The ladies' aid
society of Grace Methodist Episcopal
church, Thirty-fourth and Market
streets, will hold its annual bazaar
Thursday and Friday of this week. To
morrow evening a dinner will be served
from 5:30 p. m. to 8 o'clock and Friday
a luncheon from 11 a. m. to 2 o'clock.
Many articles of fancy work will be
on show at the different booths.
Those, in charge of the booths are: -
Mrs. W. X. Russell |Mrs. I.ane
Mrs. A. Pipenburs IMrs. R^nshaw
Mrs. R. E._Veall - Mrs. X. Jenkins
Mrs. 'Iy. Jloore ! Mrs. Charles Armstrong
Mrs. Clara - Haddocks Mrs. Robert Scott
Mrs. Pickard Mrs. A.- Palmer
Mrs. Chapman Mrs. A. Stromberg
\u25a0 Mrs. Lena Watkins Mrs. Dyke
Mrs. C. D. Mooney
The oak is one of the best known
natural sources of tannin, although it
Is found in many other trees. At pres
ent.the spread of industry , has in
creased the'call for tannin to' such an
degree that search has been made all
over world "for some new tree
capable of I supplementing .the oak,
hemlock and other trees in furnishing
this indispensable .substance. A' cer
tain degree of success has attended the
search in Argentina, where there is
found a tree called the quebracho, from
which excellent tannin can be ob
tained. The wood of this tree is very
hard and durable,.and It grows in large
forests. It has been known as a
tannin producer for 20 years, but only
recently has the extraction of the tan
nin been conducted in Argentina, For
merly the wood itself was exported.
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Rev. Harold Kelley,
Who Was Ordained
By Bishop Nichols
Curates of Episcopal Church
Made Members of
OAKLAND, Dec. 14.— With beautiful
and solemn exercises Rev. "Harold
Hitchcock Kelley, curator of St. Mark's
church, -Berkeley, and Rev. Richard
Franklin Hart, curate of St. Paul's
Episcopal church, Oakland, were or
dained to the priesthood at 10:30
o'clock this morning by Bishop Xich
ols. The ceremony was -witnessed- and
participated in iby more than 30 of the
visiting clergy from San Francisco,
Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda.
Tho sermon was preached by Rev.
D. O. Kelley of San Francisco, father
of one of the men ordained. The music
was furnished by the chior of St. Paul's
church. The epistoler was Rev. Ed
ward L. Parsons, rector of St. Mark's
church, and the gospeler was Rev.
Alexander Allen, rector of St. Paul's.
Kelley was presented by his father
and Rev. Hart by Rev. Herbert H. Pow
This service Is the first of the kind
seen in an Oakland church for a num
ber of years and the church was filled
with people of various parishes to wit
ness and assist in the beautiful office.
* At the conclusion of the service an
Offertory was received for the disabled
clergy fund.
BAKERSFIELD. Dec. 14. — Mrs. W.
"W. Stephenson. wife of the superin
tendent of the Black Jack lease in the
Kern river oil fields, died this morn
ing after a week's illness from pto
maine poisoning. Mrs. Stephenson con
tracted the disease from a glass of
milk a week ago and suffered in
tensely. Five physicians worked over
A school devoted exclusively to the
study of motor boats has been started
at New York. . '. : -;S-'
Death Comes to Grain Mer»
chant After Month's Battle
With Pneumonia
ALAMEDA, Dec. 14. — L. C. Sheldon
of the L. C. Sheldon company of San
Francieco and a member of the Mer
chants' exchange of that city, died
this morning- at his home. 1415 Union
street, after a month's fight with pneu
Sheldon was one of the most prom
inent hay and grain brokers and deal
ers in California and was widely known
throughout the state. He had exten
sive business interests In both San
Francisco and Oakland. His Oakland
business wa3 at Second and Market
streets and his San Francisco offices
were In the Merchants' Exchange build
He had belonged for many years to
the Pacific Union club. The widow.
Mrs. Gracp Sheldon; two daughters.
Clarisse and Florence Sheldon, and a
brother. \V. D. Sheldon, are left. He
was a Native Son. 39 years old. and had
lived in Alameda for 11 years.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock
Friday afternoon from the Sheldon
Two Vacancies Filled by Ap-
pointment in Board
OAKLAND. Dec. 14. — Arthur G.
Tasheira. an attorney, and Rev. Albert
W. Palmer, pastor of Plymouth Con
gregational church, have been ap
pointed playground commissioners by
Mayor Frank K. Mott to succeed A. S.
Macdonaldand.C. E. Hudspeth, whos?
terms have expired. Macdonald and
Hudspeth were appointed by the mayor
when the playground commission was
created two years ago.
To Grow Hair on a
Bald Head
By a Specialist
Thousands of people suffer from
baldness and falling: hair who. having-
tried nearly every advertised hair tonic
and. hair grower -without results, hay
resigned themselves to baldness and
its attendant discomforts. Yet their
case is not hopeless; the following sim-
ple home prescription has mad© hair
grow after years of baldness, and la
also unequaled for restoring gray hair
to its original color, stopping hair from
falling out, and for destroying the dan-
druff germ. It will not make the hair
greasy, and can be put up by any
chemist: Bay Rum. 6 ounces. Lavona
de Composee', 2 ounces; Menthol crys-
tals. % drachm. If you wish it per-
fumed add half to one teaspoonful. of
To-Kalon Perfume, which unites per-
fectly with the other ingredients. This
preparation is highly recommended by
physicians and specialists ana is abso-
lutely harmless, as it contains none of
the poisonous wood alcohol 'so fre~
1 quently found in hair tonics. Do not
apply to the face or where hair in not
The above ingredients are all stand-
ard and are kept by almost any up to
date drug store. Baer Drug Company,
for instance, state that they are obliged
to fill this prescription many times each
week and that all of their patrons
have reported the greatest degree of

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