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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO GAMBLER ENDS LIFE TO ENRICH WIFE Oakland Police Discover • Spo« | kane Man Shot Himself to Give Spouse Insurance OAKLAND, April 18.— coroner will hold an inquest tomorrow Into the suicide of •H. G. * Brown, the former (rambler and saloon owner of Spokane, who shot himself last night in the City Hall park. The police, examining sev eral notes today which were found on Brown last night, ascertained that Brown, finding himself almost penni less, bonght a revolver and killed him self In order that his wife might get his life insurance money. In Washington Brown was known as "Doc. He was celebrated in that state as a gambler and once had consider able money. He came to Oakland three weeks ago seeking an opportunity and was soot- pawning his jewels to buy food for his wife. Game to the end, he gave up last night and shot himself at midnight within earshot of the police station. "A nice legacy to leave you." he wrote to his wife, "a bunch of pawn tickets. If you get the Insurance money easily get back these things, then go to some city in Oregon or -Washington and get yourself a nice little flat 1 guess this is fate. Don't grieve over me, I am not worth it. But think of me once in a while." . MUSIC LOVERS ATTEND McFarland recital Program Is Given by Three Ar tists at Studio OAKLAND. April IS.—Miss' Ellse Mc- Farla pianist c, assisted by Miss Dorothy Churchill, soprano, and Miss Msybelle Anderson, contralto, gave a studio recital at 169 Albany block, this afternoon. The program: . Prelude in.i fng'.e V ItHch NoTPlette. op. 21. Xo. 2 Schumann (.il Prelude, op. CS Chopin ib) Nocturne, op. S2. No. 1 Chopin (ct Etude, op. 23, No. £> Chopin SotlEK— "0 Cresoartl" Scarlatti "Boat Song" . . Ware "Where Was H" ...:........... McCoy Ml*s Anderaon. Melody, op. 16. No. 2 Padcrewskl "Oanse of the Fireflies" ' -....McCoy Barcarolle, op. IS. No. 1 .. .McDowell "To a Wild Rone*' . McDowell "To a Water Uly" .. McDowell "In Autumn" McDowell "By a Meadow Br- .• McDowell Songs— "Dae Wonderland.* Schnhort "Irish Folk Song" Sanr "The Only Voice" '. McCoy Mian Churchill. Prelude, op. rt. No. 2 Rachmaninoff Fn]»hl!nr.-rH.!*,-r,»n. op. 32 Blading COUNCIL REFUSES TO FIGHT WRIT IN COURT Halts Plans of Berkeley for Cheaper Utilities BERKEiET. April ' 18.—The city council this morning refused to take the matter of the initiative petitions for cheaper water, gas and electricity to the supreme court as requested by the Improvement clubs: Mayor Hodghead declared to Francis W. Reld of the clubs that the superior court had declared that the proposed ordinances had not been filed in time and that On this account had granted the writ of mandate to the corporations preventing City Clerk Seaborn from placing the petitions on the ballot. He said that the court had made a ruling on this alone and had not given a decision on the constitutionality of the initiative as Reld supposed. STATE OF MAINE CLUB PLANS MUSIC PROGRAM Will Hold It in Old Y. M. C. A. Building BERKELEY, April 18.—A social and musical program will be given in the old Young Men's Christian Association building in Allston way tomorrow night by the members of the State of Maine association of California. The musical program will be In charge of Prof. Warren Lucy. Dancing will be a fea ture of the evening. F. W. Durgin ls general chairman of the entertainment. V. W. Lothrop of this city ls president of the association. CHURCHMEN'S LEAGUE TO HEAR LEGISLATORS Members Invite Senator Stet son and Assemblyman Smith OAKLAND. April 18.—The Men's t league of the Pilgrim Congregational church will hold an open meeting Thursday evening. State Senator John W. Stetson will speak on 'The Import ant Accomplishments of the Legislature of 1911" and Assemblyman Frank M. Smith on "The Duty of the Constituent to His Representatives." THE BOOKLOVERS' CATALOGUE IS NOW READY Judging by the rush to secure Booklovers' Contest cata logues yesterday, the demand, among; contestants * for* a hook list of this kind is greater even than th* contest editor imagined. The catalogue is copyrighted by the Booklovers'; Con test Company of New York. -It. contains the titles of ■ approximately 5,000 books,. with their "authors, and from it the contest editor has selected.the" titles represented by the pictures that have appeared thus far. The correct titles represented -by the 77 pictures to be published in this contest all will be selected from r this catalogue. - V It ib in no wise required that contestants secure a cata logue— they may :work out the contest without a, catalogue if'they, desire. The catalogue is issued only to < aid. con testants, and it should; prove a big help. For the 17 correct titles all will be in the catalogue.* Catalogues may be had at the San Francisco and Oak land offices of The Call. 35c Each. 40c hy Mail Teresa Dale, Who Divides Honors With Gillingwater ORPHEUM PLAYERS UP TO STANDARD "The Awakening of • Minerva" Heads List of High Class Vaudeville Attractions OAKLAND, April IS.— show at the Orpheum this week has a number of exceptional acts 1 which will appeal to all classes of theatergoers. Claude Gllllngwater is back with a little comedy called ''The Awakening of Minerva," which is beautifully staged and cleverly acted. Teresa Dale ably assists Gilllngwater in the sketch. The four Konerz brothers furnish a very interesting act. They are expert hoop rollers and dlabolo players and remarkably skillful in the feats they perform. The minstrel skit which Coakley, Hanvey and Dunlevy present Is full of funny songs and jokes'. A big hit Is scored by Blanc! Froe llch. the famous classical dancer, for merly at the head of the Metropolitan opera company dance corps. Shells a graceful dancer ■ and Is an - expert In both classical and novelty danc ing. "The Ranchman" by Burr Mcintosh and his players Is making, a decided hit. Alcide Capltalne is a graceful acrobat and is known as "the perfect woman gymnast." Blnns, Binns and Binns are seen'in a melange of melody and fun making. Mullen and Cordelll furnish, a clever comedy act. '. 1,000 MARK PASSED ; IN DETENTION HOME Monthly Average of 43 Juvenile Delinquents in Oakland OAKLAND. April 18.—The number of children received in the detention "home of the juvenile court in Nineteenth street passed the 1.000 mark yesterday. Tlie home -was. opened . June • 7, 1909, and this fixes the average monthly at : tendance of new children as 43 and ; the yearly attendance as 519. The lowest daily attendance at the detention, home has been two and the highest 23. Many more boys than girls are received. .*»_;... ,- ■• THE : SAy FRANCISCO * CALL, -WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1911. EDITORS CHOSEN FOR YEAR BOOK Work .Is Commenced on U. of C. Annual to Be Issued by Class of 1912 BERKELEY, April 18.—C. M Torrey. j editor of the Blue and Gold, the junior annual of the University of California, has named the students who will assist j him in producing the hook a year from •May. The managing editors are: J. L. (Simpson in charge of copy; E.'.F..Sulll , van in charge of photographs: Barbara j Nachtrieb, art; J. R. Douglas, printing, > assisted by H. P. Hibbard. ■ Other members' of the staff are: I """Diversity departmentC. TV. Snook, Emma j Black. C. W. Beyer. Classes—Enid Watklna. 1.. M. Foulke. Verona ' Spellmeyer. Pnbllcatlons—J. J. Beck. • Organizations- R. R. Randall, l.conor" Snl«ig. Helen Ayer, ■F. P. Stephens, .1. U. Stephen son. . . Dramatics—R. O. Ham. Sc)ciet.T—Ada j nine. Athletics— 1. McClelland. 3. J. Alexander, Harriet .Tudd. Rose Farrell. : Debating .1 J. Mitts* College year—lt, G. Bproal, ETelrn Meet. Mar garet lf..ripen. A. V. Turner, B. H. Trout FraternitiesT. C. Haver. X. _, Taliaferro, Chriatlne Turner Clubs—E. G. Hl*", E. W. Diitton.^Elaiedora . Brlnck. w Art— Gertrude Comfort. Rnth' Rvan. R. Jit. ■ Nelly. T. V. Mayo, R. A. Silent. A. W. Heen. ! • Photographs—W. W. Beatty. J G. Clark. Ar ! thnr Eaton, E. F. Mniiltnn. Aitir Watte.. Ruth | Ruddock. J Staff photographer —J. E. Garner Jr. .T.whes—L. A. Myers. Dorothy Brown. Gwen i dolyn Power*. R. W. Jeans, F. A. . Plant. H. > W. Sherwood. ! Literary hoard—Lyman Grimes; Clara Stow, ; H. P. Hihbard. .T. .1. Alexander. Manager R. W. Rnst has appointed his staff . as follows: . Associates—G. IT . Robinson. TV. R. ' Grieg, I", 11. Dyer. Marjory Glass; assistants—S. fl. i McFadden. Sam Stiead. J. A. Potter, Jay M- i Lean. F. G. i.inde. E. H. Harrison. ,1. H. Peas lee. W. M. Sahlberg. 1.. W. Nelawlnder. Cleri ; mon«l Withers. Fay Friable, Ethel Porter. , a I Have you got yonr Book Io verm* Con test Catalogue"' Each, IV, cents. 40 I rents by mall. • Even a modest girl has been known ; to engage in a flirtation, for the pur- I pose of making some other girl miser able, y* r > \ ' > V t^r^^o4j^Sl_____t^^ >^' m~S_ I irt^r '■ itf^S^*>r!©cESrs SlK>rafe-:fc»^Sal^—-<^2Zii4£fj* -Piedmont Manor is the only remaining unsold subdivision NOW within walking distance of the Key Route. We have pictured the artistic beau ties of Piedmont Manor to you. We have told you of its asphalt mac adamized streets and- the splendid im provements we are going to install. And we explained the advantages of the extra wide lots. And gave our reasons for asking only $20. $25 and $30 a foot for the property—the price of sand lots in San Franciscoand we stated why we were making terms of * only * 10% : down and charging ' no interest or - * taxes until July, 1912. But we haven't said much about its: proximity.to the Key Route and its ad vantages, to i businessmen who make •daily trips to -San Francisco. I ■ 'WITHIN '8; MINUTES' WALK ING DISTANCE OF PIEDMONT MANOR IS THE PIEDMONT KEY ROUTE STATION, with Key Route ; trains to San Francisco every 20 min utes, and, during the rush hours, every ;'l5 minutes. :. ■ c*A v man can live in Piedmont Manor; get up at a. m. have, plunge or shower; get down to breakfast at 7:30;, leave the house at 7:50; * walk to the depot and '■ get the ? 8 o'clock : train ; and >be at'the foot of Market "street,'- San -Francisco, at 8:35. t '*. His commutation ticket will cost him ■ $3.00 a I month,-allowing two rides a day. ■ ">■'■; "■■•':.';'_ A man living in .the residential dis tricts of San Francisco can't make-bet ter time than this: It : takes just as long to .get from -Pacific Aye. down town.as! it takes to get from Piedmont: Manor and * you '■_ arc , deprived * not only 1 of a quiet,*restful-home away from the noise, but also of the delightful and • healthy-bay trip—a big advantage: in ■itself,- as you will sec when you. travel: across. . y" * \ .";- ■ BERKELEY GIRLS IN CHARITY FETE Society Vaudeville to Be Given for Benefit of Oakland Nursery . BERKELEY,, April 18.— bit of old world .atmosphere will be introduced at the benefit given by the . society women interested.in.the Children's day nursery of Berkeley, when under the direction of Miss Georgie 'Cope, "The Pagoda of Flowers" presented last year at the Fabiola vaudeville show in Liberty playhouse will be repeated in the Auditorium Thursday evening. The benefit is planner to raise a fund to purchase the property where the insti tution.ls now located,' and where since its -organization it has accomplished so practical a work. . A group of the best known among the.local singers are cast for the lead ing roles in the Burmese sketch, among whom are Miss. Cope, Miss Alice An drews, Miss Katherine Sullivan. Mrs. C. W. Page. Lowell Redfield, Ernest McCandllsh. Robert Thomas." The fol lowing young society folk will have a.part in the chorus: .- SOPRANOS > I -ALTOS Miss Gladys Wick*o n i Mie s Rae Morrow Miss Gertrude Russell I Mrs. C. V. Page '■"■ < Miss Nethe Padaa Miss Muriel Martin Miss Enla Glyde Miss Florence Andrews Miss Roberta Lester Miss Lvllis Dongherty • Miss Katherine Sullivan Miss Alice Shlnn Miss Jessie Clark Miss Helen Madden Miss Vera Cope BASSES TENORS Walton Webb Hugh Williams Robert Thomas Mark White William Olney * Charles Brock Mr. Parry Harris Allen Austin Sperry Earl Borton Clarence Cass Oreo Chamblln WORSHIPERS •"; Miss Margaret Knox Miss I .nor Shlnn " Miss Ellen Ord Miss Mary Ord Miss Martha Webb Miss Margaret Gary Miss Vera Bieknell : Miss Helen Rlrknejl Miss Margaret McMur Miss Katherlne McMur ray "ray * -r •• Miss Margaret Clark > Miss Ruth Armstrong PRIESTS ---• Rosslter Mlkel ! I George Morrow George Edwards . I Harry Ord Mrs. Orrln Kip McMurray is acting as musical director with Miss Cope as stage and dancing director. Mrs. Low ell Redfield will preside at the piano. A pretty feature will : be the "Temple Piedmont Manor is the only remain ing unsold subdivision located close 'to. the EXISTING KEY . ROUTE LINES.';":-' ■• ,'" - * . \'■""■-/;. '■ "The Key Route right-of-way" runs right by the property and probably some day will be built, which will be an advantage, but whether this line is built or not the KEY ROUTE LINE is near enough and is already running to Piedmont.station.* DO YOU REALIZE THE BEAU TIES OF PIEDMONT? Piedmont is considered to be one of the most ) beautiful residential cities 5 in the State of California, and bears the distinction'of being the only incorpor ated city in the state that prohibits business concerns from encroaching upon its residential districts. It is solely and distinctively a" city of homes of refinement, and Piedmont * Manor is right in the heart ,of the choicest section of this charming com f munity.: -' ' ■ ; • . ■ -'' ' ' ' ■'* ':'•■ '\- SPLENDID STREETCAR • •,--. j- SERVICE JJE The Piedmont electric streetcars' pass the property and the Oakland Aye. line runs within two blocks of the entrance gates. * ; *. . Pleasant ;-'■ Valley •. Aye., the "'great; scenic highway between■ Lake Merritt-: and -„* Piedmont, runs the FULL LENGTH of Piedmont Manor. In fact, from a J__\. ' T^c idea of Pied transportation stand- " /WP\ * mont Manor'■ appeals point, we do not know , , Wm3am\_)X. ¥ to me* is m accord of a piece of unsold *__f t_\___ ____(£ ' .ance with modern property this side of J^S^^^__%%^m___n^^ik methods of tract de the bay that is so >^EflMWßwsM.^M.^M.^^ velopment and The •ideally served. • mm ■■ mmmm ?'^ Syndicate will make a REAL ESTATE --niTDT 1218 BROADWAY, OAKLAND Two of Workers Raising Funds for Children’s Nursery Dance," In which the girls of the "Pa goda chorus will appear. , In addition to the ."Pagoda of Flow ers," an Italian;street',scene will fur nish an hour of amusement. - Miss Cppe has arranged, the: number of nonsense and song, In which Italian music is Introduced. Those.who will have a part in the cast, are: . , . V\ Mrs. Orrln Kip MrMtir I Milton Schwartz >~ ray ' . A Lowell Redfleld Mias Cope- ; Robert: Thomas Miss Scotehler . j Walton Webb. . Miss Katherine Sullivan Frank Una Mrs. William Lawrence Harri« Allen tales ' ' '• . '. I*n Well ■;. WHAT OTHERS THINK ABOUT PIEDMONT MANOR As you probably - well "; know The '* Realty Syndicate has sold hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of property In Alameda County; yet in all our 'experience we have never : had i a .subdivision : that" has attracted attention , equal"to that of Piedmont Manor—Every one who sees our plan for its development be comes enthusiastic over .the project—We are -in receipt of hundreds of compliments ■' from -businessmen, civic officials,' clubwomen, land scape artists, gardeners , and. architects . to; : whom we have shown our soheme of develop , ment —the universal opinion is exceedingly complimentary, y ! For example, here is what some of Oak-. • land's ' prominent businessmen think of the idea: s ■ . 'T- have }, resided in Piedmont for 1L years, and hope to live here always.; -I am, therefore, thoroughly familiar with the location and advantages of Pied mont Manor. The property is shel tered - from the winds and ■ beautifully located;; when it is built up as* planned by The Realty Syndicate it will develop - into one of the most attractive and" de sirable neighborhoods in Piedmont. H. C. CAPWELL, ; "■ (Banker and Merchant). ",I want •to congratulate The Realty Syndicate, upon their enterprise in : planning \ Piedmont Manor. :. Such.y a * tract will increase the value rof all Piedmont "properties and ; will remain a monument to the progressiveness of the present management of The Syn dicate. ' C.J. HEESEMAN. MAYOR’S AUTO SAVES WOMAN - ■ - ■ i Friends of ? Would Be Suicide! * Hurry Her in Machine to Hospital I OAKLAND, April v 18.—Miss -" Mary Bettencourt, .40 years- of, age, of son Wood \ street, • tried to commit suicide this .morning by ' slashing her throat with.a- v razor. She was taken to the receiving hospital In, Mayor Mott's au tomobile, which was passing and there saved from bleeding to death. ' " J Miss Bettencourt made the attempt with the razor of Manuel Sllvarn. She inflicted four long gashes on her throat and narrowly missed the jugular vein. >.. At the hospital she was placed under control ' in .' the department for * the In sane. The . lunacy; commission will ex amine her mental condition.-. COUNCIL TO ESTABLISH BERKELEY WATER RATE Discussion at Regular Meeting Produces: No Results BERKELEY. April 18. —The city council.spent most of the session this morning discussing the water. question with a view, of fixing the rate which tm . i People's • water : company shall charge for the next,fiscal year. Mayor Elect J. Stitt Wilson, an observer :of the proceedings, which was at tended by representatives of the com pany. C. D. Maloney, local manager.for the company, said that its receipts the last year were $255,115,*; and. that the ex penses amounted to $156,577.11,'. leaving gross receipts of $98,537.89, This, he said, was but; 3.92 per cent on the cost of the system of : $2,574,087.48, without figuring Interest for general deprecia i tion. '-"-. ■_ '. , ■'.;,,.. In reply to questions of the council the manager stated that all watershed lanJs owned by the company used for I supplying water for Berkeley were | counted as part of the Berkeley system. I The council: will .-take-up the matter I in detail and fix the rate, which is now GRAND OPENING Next Saturday and Sunday Make Reservations Now '■;,;"v • - -■" : i.- * '"f"j big and well merited success. I in dorse the plans most heartily. E. BEARDSLEY, (Of Goldberg, & Co.). I see where Piedmont Manor-will be: a big success. Your plan is a good one, and \ the property, if developed ; along the lines contemplated, will make this one of the most attractive residen tial sections of Alameda. County. EDWIN STEARNS. If the Realty Syndicate will develop all .of their properties as they plan "to develop Piedmont Manor, .'. Alameda County will be known all over America for the beauty of its homes. GEO. W. HOWELL, (Of Howell-Dohrmann Co.). Piedmont Manor looks good to me. It will be a. great credit to The Realty Syndicate, for it will undoubtedly de * velop into one of Oakland's prettiest - ; residential parks. : . ;' y • ' y WMy INGRAM, y , (Of Ingram Hardware Co.).. 1 , The Realty Syndicate will make a _ great success of Piedmdnt Manor .be cause it meets a long-felt want: It is too bad you have only 72 lots ; to dis pose of. JOHN P. MAXWELL. : \ FREE VVc have , decided to • '^^^^^^fiirnitli . preliminary - ; • building isketches free:. to; every. ybuyer of a lot in Piedmont Manor, v ' Homes will be built on the easy payment plan. No houses" will'be erected costing less than 53.000.' $1.50 minimum charge, some tim«a dur* Ing 'the next two weeks. -*- ' HELPFUL HINTS ON HAIR HEALTH Scalp and Hair Troubles Generally Caused by Carelessness Dandruff is a contagious disease* caused by a microbe • which -also pro- I duces baldness. Never "use a comb or ] brush belonging to some one else.' No matter how cleanly the owner may be. ' these articles may be Infected with i microbes, which will Infect your,scalp. It Is far easier, to catch hair microbes than It is. to get rid of them, and a single stroke of an infected comb or brush may well lead to baldness. Never try on anybody else's hat Many a hat band' Is a resting place for microbes. If you happen to be troubled with dandruff. Itching scalp, falling hair, or baldness, we have a remedy which we believe will completely -relieve theM troubles. We are so sure of this that we offer it to you with the understand ing that It will cost you. nothing for the trial if It does not produce the results we claim. This remedy is called Rexail "93" Hair Tonic. We honestly believe it to be the most scientific remedy for scalp and hair troubles and we, know of nothing • else that- equals It for effectiveness, be causeof the results it , has produced in ; thousands of cases. Rexail "93" Hair Tonic Is devised to banish dandruff, restore natural color when its loss has been brought about by disease and make the hair naturally silky, soft and glossy. It does this be cause it stimulates the hair follicles, destroys the germ matter, and brings about a free, healthy circulation of blood, which nourishes the hair roots, causing them to tighten and grow new hair. We want everybody who has any trouble with hair or scalp to know that Rexail "93" Hair Tonic is the best hair tonic and restorative in existence,' and no one should scoff at or ' doubt this statement until they have put our claims to a fair test, with the under standing that they pay us nothing: for the remedy if it does not give full and complete satisfaction ln every particu lar. Two sizes, 50 cents and $1. s Re member, you can obtain Rexail Reme dies in San Francisco only at The.Owl Drug Co., Inc., 710 Market street, 778 Market street, Post and Grant avenue. Sixteenth and Mission streets, Fillmore 1 and Geary streets.