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NEWS OF OAKLAND, BERKELEY, ALAMEDA, HAYWARD AND SAN LEANDRO
GOLDEN CARD TO
INVITE PRESIDENT
Taft Will Be Told He Can Have
First Job on the Big
Fair Site
Meanwhile the Directors Plan
for Three Day Ground
Breaking Celebration
Continued From Pajte t
from the Presidio to Fort Mason;
North Point street from the Presidio
to Fort Mason; Bay street from the
Presidio to Van Ness avenue; Fran
cisco street from the Presidio to Van
Ness avenue, and Chestnut street
from the Presidio to Van Ness ave
nue."
, The seolution was referred to the
military affairs committee of the
** house for report.
"I do not expect any action on my
resolution at this session of congress,"
; said Kahn tonight, but I will make
every effort for special action when
, congress reconvenes in December, and
I believe the prospects for passage are
very bright in view of the fact that I
am a member of the house military af
fairs committee, to which commute the
resolution has been referred, and the
•further fact that the resolution was
drawn by and with the approval of
, the secretary of war."
Taft to Visit Oakland
OAKLAND, Aug. 21.—Advices received
today by Mayor Frank K. Mott from
Congressman Joseph R. Knowland in
Washington say that President Taft, in
response to urgent.requests of the city
authorities, the Chamber of Commerce
and Merchants* exchange, had promised
to participate In the ceremony of lay
ing the cornerstone of Oakland's new
million dollar city hall.
The details of the. dedication cere
mony will be arranged when Congress- j
man Knowland arrives from Washing
ton in a few days. The telegram is as
. follows:
Washington, D. C. Aug. 21, 1911.
Mayor Frank K. Mott, "
Oakland. Cal. —
Called on President Taft this
morning relative to participating In ■
the laying of the cornerstone of the
new city hall in Oakland. He in
formed me he would accept. Will
look up details with Secretary
Hllles, who has itinerary in charge.
Tentative plans will bring presi
dent into California via Los An- 1
geles October 6 and San Francisco
about October 8. Will take up de
tails with you on my arrival in
Oakland.
JOSEPH R. KNOWLAND.
Gold Invitation for Taft
Plans for President Taft's visit for I
the ground breaking ceremonies of the
ceremonies of the Panama-Pacific In
ternational expositio nwere discussed
at a meeting of the executive commit
tee of th« exposition company yester
day morning, and as soon as the defi
nite date for the chief executive's ar
rival is fixed the program for the three
pr more days of festivities will be ar
ranged. It is planned to send the
president a formal Invitation engraved
on a plate of solid gold, and a com
mittee of citizens is to be appointed
to work with the exposition officials
in arranging the details of the cele
bration.
The tentative date for the president's
arrival has been set for October 8, and
it is expected that the itinerary will
be completed and the time definitely,'
chosen within the next day or two.
Upon this selection depends the an
nouncement of the date for the ground
breaking for, the exposition.. The last
day of the president's stay will be set
aside for the formal ceremonies, while
the two others ■will be given over to
festivities of various kinds In honor of j
the event. •" '•
Members of the exposition commit- !
tee on architecture met yesterday with j
the architectural commission and pre- ; j
pared a report which will be submitted
to the exposition directors at \ a special
meeting Thursday morning. This re
port outlines a plan for the selection
of a permanent architectural commis
sion and the general scheme of its I
work. .
"EXPO" DAY AT STATE FAIR
Preparations are being made for the j
Panama-Pacific excursion of the com-, I
mercial organizations of the city to
Sacramento next Tuesday : for "San
Francisco and 1915 Exposition day" at
the state fair. It is planned to make
this day the greatest of state fair
week, and hundreds are expected to
go from San Francisco for the occasion.
The exposition special will leave, San
Francisco at 8:40 o'clock Tuesday
morning. The return will: be made so
that the excursionists will reach this
city by 7 o'clock, the next morning. X
The special train for Exposition day
at the fair will consist of Pullmans
and an observation \ car. upon which
excursionists may sleep Tuesday night.
A round trip rate of $1.50, including
admission to .'; the fairgrounds and
grandstand, has been obtained,^ but
berths on the train; win be extra. A.
luncheon will be served Jon the ■„' train
i Tuesday noon, dinner being obtained
In Sacramento. The excursion is open
: to women as . well as men. : r . Reserva
• tions may be made through the: presi
dents of the Merchants' association,
the Chamber of Commerce, ; the Mer
chants" exchange, the .Board of Trade
and.the Downtown association.
DELEGATION RETIR>S
** A majority of those who made the
special excursion trip to the Astoria
Centennial celebration returned yes
. terday morning after a most «, success
ful trip. The welcoming delegation at
Astoria and ,the, leading boosters in
that ; city and ■ Portland made i many
; pledges to urge: the Oregon legislature
to set aside $500,000 for exposition pur- j
poses. ; '■/:, "v'Vi;;U ' , ; .'.■ ■ -: *. : "' :-'■■-. ',
On the return from Astoria the mem- 1
bers of the delegation drew up the fol
lowing resolutions to be presented to •
the exposition directors for approval: !
Resolved, "that the . members of £ i
the; Chamber, of Commerce of San : i
Francisco ] Panama-Pacific Interna- !
tional ' exposition r. excursion to &. the
Astoria centennial, in meeting to- vi
.:dayi assembled, do hereby recom- /
• mend to the directors *of the v Pan- '■■■"-?'■
amaPaciflc; International v Exposi
tion company that, in adition to
the 'resident * reception J committee U*
- already being organized and which 1
we properly indorse, a committee
of approximately 800 residents rof
the state of California be appointed ; •
to constitute what is known as-the =
. "Flying Legion," the appointees on ;t;
suchi committee pledging i them- |
■-'-selvesi to be subject i to the call f of i
the directors of , ,the■■>-• exposition
' company/ to ? take i part: in at least -'^
- a. ,percentage'of i such; excursions >to :
? various points in the state :of Cal
ifornia cand * the.-United States as
may be planned from time to :
by the directors ; df." the exposition
company. ".■■": , ; , T; :
The plan vis to organize many boost-
Ing excursions during the next 1 few
. months and the object of.the formation
Mrs. J. W. Manuel,
Who Was Formerly
Beatrice Bentley
of a "flying legion" is to have a list of
those who may be counted on from time
to time for such trips. Among the ex
cursions that probably will be sent out
in the near future will be an extended
one that will make a swing through Ne
vada, Utah. Colorado. Montana and Brit
ish Columbia cities to create interest in
the exposition and emphasize the neces
sity for large appropriations.
In response to the action of the expo
sition directors in taking up the New
Orleans plan of obtaining permission
from the secretary of war to send the
first American merchant ship through
the Panama canal when it is opened, a
most cordial telegram was received yes
terday by President Moore. The tele
gram, signed by M. B. Trezevant. secre
tary and manager of the New Orleans
Progressive union, read as follows:
"The New Orleans progressive
union thaoks you and your asso
ciates and the people of San Fran
cisco and California for the broad,
liberal and thoroughly American
spirit in which you have acted
upon our petition to the secretary
of war to nave the distinction and
prestige of sending the first Amer
ican merchant ship through the
Panama canal when opened. We
feel absolutely certain that Amer
icans on the "Pacific coast gloried
in the ambition of Americans in
the Mississippi valley and south
to have this signal honor, and we
consider your action as settling all
doubt as to what the outcome of
our respect will be. New Orleans
has long since forgotten the heat
of the battle in Washington except
as a glorious fight and from the
moment >of your victory we have
been with you heart and soul to
make your celebration of the
opening of the Panama, canal the
greatest event in the world's his
tory.
ASK INDORSEMENT
"As you ask us to inform you how
you can best aid us in our celebra
tion, we request that you urge
favorable action upon our petition
with the president with the secre
tary of war and with Chairman
Goethals of the Isthman canay
commission and many others,
whose indorsement might have to
be secured. We ask you to re
quest the California and Pacific
coast delegation in Washington to
aid us also. We particularly ask
that you urge the commercial or
ganization of the Pacific coast to
i o-operate with us as some of them
have stated they desire first to
know what San Francisco would
do. We again express our most
hearty and cordial appreciation in
the name of the people of New Or
leans. Louisiana and the Mississippi
valley for by this act and other re
sults it will accomplish these two
widely separated sections of the
country will find a closer tie of
friendship."
Governor Eugene N. Foss of Massa
i chusetts, who is a guest in the city, was
i taken on a tour over the exposition
I site yesterday by Directors A. W. Scott
i Jr., Thornwell Mullally and Andrew M.
I Davis, and spoke most enthusiastically
of the trip and the beauty and possibil
ities of the location. He said that on
his return to his home he would do
everything possible to obtain a large
appropriation for an exhibit.
BODY IN THE HILLS
IS HUNTER'S VICTIM
Unidentified Man Was Shot
Down by Game Seekers
OAKLAND, Aug. 21.—A rifle bullet of
lO.SQ caliber, fired at sofne distance,
caused the death of the' unidentified
man whose body was found near the
Thorn Hill road, back of Piedmont, yes
terday afternoon. An autopsy held this
evening disclosed the cause of death.
Tti* bullet entered the back of the head
and was located in the frontal region,
shattered into bits.
Police inspectors have been detailed
to find the hunters who were shooting
in the vicinity shortly before the man
was found dying from the wound. Edna
Elliott, 759 Howard street, San Fran
cisco, whose name was on a bit of
paper found on the body, was located
today in San Francisco. She saw the
body tonight, but was unable to iden
tify it.
The theory that the hunters caused
the fatality was borne out by the au
topsy. Every effort will bfe made to
find-the rifle users. It was believed by
the police that the shooting was acci
dental. Measures will be adopted by
the authorities to check indiscriminate
shooting in the hills, where there is
considerable pedestrian and vehicle
| traffic, especially on Sundays.
FIRE DESTROYS TWO
HOMES IN ALLENDALE
Morning Blaze Causes $3,000
■- L.OSS' „ ... - -,■„ .. ' f.«,
-jt OAKLAND, A us. ; 21.—Fire broke out
this, morning in a three room cottage
at; 331 Over street/owned by Mr». A. ;
Benedict of 1554 Liese avenue and occu
pied by J. Gross and J spread to an ad
joining ir house owned ( and i occupied by
E. R. «Durkey; , ; ; Both \ buildings were ; de
stroyed at a loss of - $3,000. The- blaze
-started in '"- the kitchen of the Gross
home by the explosion ;" of a gasoline
stove. ,v * "- ■-' ' .•'*
SUPERVISORS ASKED TO
PROVIDE DENTAL CLINIC
Tax Levy Demanded for Benefit
of School Children
OAKLAND, Aug. 21.—A plea for a
free dental clinic for school children
was made today by Dr. N. K. Foster
before the board of supervisors. Foster
asked that a room be set aside at the
receiving hospital for the purpose, at
the county's expense. The question
will be taken up by the committee of I
th« whole in connection with the levy!
of taxes for school purposes. j
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1911.
FATHER OF BRIDE
READS CEREMONY
Pioneer Clergyman Unites His
daughter and Southern
Business Man
BERKELEY, Aug. 21.—The marriage '
of Joseph Warren Manuel and Miss
Beatrice Bentley was solemnized this
evening at the residence of the bride's
parents. Rev. and W. P. Bentley and
Mrs. Bentley, at a ceremony which was
witnessed by the members of the fami
lies and a number of close friends. The j
bridal robe was of heavy ivory satin !
made in the empire model and finished |
with a Jong train. The bodice showed '
an exquisite arrangement of rare old j
lace and hand embroidery. The tulle '
veil was held in place with a coronet j
of lilies of the valley. A combination
of bride's roses and lilies of the valley
with maiden hair fern formed the
shower bouquet.
Miss Bentley was given into the
bridegroom's keeping by her mother,
who wore a fttendsome gown of pale i
gray crepe de chine over satin. The |
bride's father, a pioneer clergyman of
the state, read the marriage ceremony.
Neither Manuel nor his bride was at
tended.
After an informal reception and sup
per they left on a honeymoon trip. For
the present they will remain in the
•outhern part of the state, where Man
uel's business interests claim his at
tention. Manuel is heir to a large es
tate in the San Joaquln valley.
OAKLAND, Aug. 21. —One of the new
homes of the Piedmont district will be
that which Mr. and Mrs. John McNear
contemplate building in the near future.
The McNears spent last year in San
Francisco, although Mrs. McNear was a
frequent guest at functions here. The
autumn months they will spend in Mill
Valley.
The marriage of Carl Whitmore, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Welles Whitmore, and
Miss Elma E. Edwards will be solem
nized Thursday in Salinas at the resi
dence of the bride's parents, Dr. T. C.
Edwards and Mrs. Edwards. It will be
a simply appointed ceremony witnessed
only by the closest friends of the young
couple. A home in San Francisco
awaits the return of Whitmore and his
bride from their honeymoon.
The board of directors of the Ladles'
Relief society is sending out cards for
the annual reception of the early fall
for the afternoon of Thursday, Au
gust 31, from 2 to 5 o'clock, in the
society's "building in Forty-fifth street.
Miss Matilda Brown, as president of
the' helpful philanthropic organization,
will be assisted in receiving the- sev
eral hundred guests by:
Mrs. William G. Hen- Mrs. Jefferson Maury
shaw '--■■-,/., . -\: Mrs.' Henry: Wadaworth
Mrs. Cbarle* Butters Mrs. Arthur H. Breed
Mrs. B. A. Wellman Mm. Henry D. Bull
Mr».;Spencer Browne .Mr*,. E. C. Williams
Mrs. A. F. Cornwall _ Mm. J. A. Ulll
Mr». R. G. Brown . • Mine Jeasie ■ Campbell
Mrs. F. F. Wegton . MJm:Helen;Campbell'
Mrs. J. J. Valentine^. Miss Louise da Fremerj
Mrs. \F. M. Greenwood f Miss ] Elva -■ McOraw .*•.-*
Mrs. H. 8. Kergan : ' Mies ■ Ann .E. Miner •'* t -
Mr*. r Thomas I'heby '■- Miss Halite Bakewell :.•
Mrs. P. H. Mathes - Mrs. E. H. Gartnwalte
Mr«. . Louis Ghirardelll;•■■ . • v
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McDuffie have
been enjoying a part of the late sum
mer in Aix les Bains after a sojourn
of some length in Paris. They are not
planning to return to California until
after the holiday season, when their
Claremont residence will be made ready
for them.
Mrs. Thomas Pheby is enjoying a
stay at Santa Monica, where she is
voicing with a party of frienJs.
Last week Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Luninff
left on a motor tour of Lake county,
closing their Telegraph avenue resl- (
dence for a fortnight or more.
Early in September Mrs. A- A. Long
will close her Santa Crux mountain
home and return to town for the sea
son.
After their tour of the Swiss coun
try Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leonard Smith
are expecting to make an extended trip
through the interesting places of Italy
before returning to Paris. Mr. and Mrs.
Smith have planned to spend a part of
the later season in London previous to
sailing for California.
RESIDENTS OF NILES
WANT BETTER ROAD
Ask Supervisors^ to Improve
Thoroughfare Through Canyon
OAKLAND, Aug. 21.T-Res!dents of
Nlles appeared before the board of su
pervisors today and asked that a dur
able road be built through Niles can
yon. A petition signed by residents of
Sunol, Pleasanton, Niles, Centerville
and Decoto also was presented. Super
visor Murphy supported the project,
which was referred to the committee of
the whole and the connty surveyor.
I Th*"-supervisors decided today to con
struct a concrete bridge across Alameda
creek near Niles.
Marriage Licenses |
OAKLAND. Aug. 21.—The following: marriage
licenses were Issued • today: •;••: .' :•••-- r
*'Fred> P. Ha«rii». 30, *■ Alameda. . and Mary A.
Howl*. 23. Oakland. -. ■ :
v» Frederick > IV,: Par»on». 47, : apd - Adeen :M. Os
tood;- 47, both of Oakland." . -. ,r."
* John A. Costello t Jr.. s s 22. San Francisco, and
Ruby ;E, - Seerleg,"- 22, Hay ward. 5.-..: — - * -- ;
■■"■■■ Frank t/. Harflestyi and > Mildred A, Booth, 18,
bothtot-Facrainento.-■-,;..• ,". V ' ... - ...,>;,••■/ .
Harry P. Jthinc, 2R, and Ina ST.- Goodwin, 38,
both: of San PrancUeo. - -- ■■:.--.'.'-••■■ -- - >. ;.;
u,Edward' J. Allen, 23, Oakland, • and Helen John
pon, 19, Hay ward. * ' \ -..:.-■ - , •-^^lSJfi
•v-■ Peter 'Beck.;6o,- Oakland, and Helena Johann
eenrts2,| AlamfUa. •" - j : , „;- i
■::V Howard *O. Brown, 28.*- Mendoclno, ■ and Eliza
beth M. Ballard. 2*. Oakland. •. . ;.. ; ;
—s Thomas I Murnien, 40, ?, and . Olsa; P. *i Quist, 34,
; both of Oakland. ■ j : . • - :- . .
wQakland
MACDOOUGHNo TS
, Friday an* Saturday, August 25 and 26
MATINEE 15 SATURDAY
HENRY MILLER
"THEHAVOC"
With Origins! New York Company.
SEATS NOW ON SALE. «
Commencing »xt Sunday—MAX DILL
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Gladys Buchanan,
Who Is On Guest
List of Sorority
GRADUATES TO BE
HOSTS OF CHAPTER
Alumnae of Kappa Kappa Gam=
ma Will Entertain Its
Active Members
BERKELEY, Aug. 21.—Active chapter
members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma
sorority of the University of California
will be guests of the alumnae chapter
at an informal tea next Monday after
noon at the home of Miss Mary Downey,
2717 College avenue.
Graduates from both sides of the bay
who were members of the sorority will
be present, besides the young women
of the present college chapter and novi
tiates. I
Active members of Kappa Kappa
Gamma are:
Anita Geraldlne Ebner Gladys Buchanan ..',-
Margaret Frances .Wit- Bessie Mildred YaUs-
ter.;•■»■'■■' •■«"-, : ■'* I Helen GouJdWe*too . .-»
Hazel Virginia Hotch-j Marianne- < Glasgow .."•>'
■ ki«B "■■■"■ -„•■"'" ':".";■■ .'■ L Brown ".">•»■ ■<■ ■■>'■-■ ■:-.<-.:-".
Marlon'Gay "• ? t j Marior!* Ward Stanton
May OenevleTe Van Ma- Emtlfp E. Harrold '.
~ ren -;r '; Juliette Perrln
Marjory ; Gardiner s i- ; Georgia Adelaide • Wise-
Myrtle Ignore Salslc v, „ man „-■.■■ . •-
Anita'Margaret'Crellln Mabel M.Cowell
Myrtle Adelaide 5 Water* Dorothy Parker
Beatrice Evelyn'Megmer Loin Voawlnkel : ' ..
KJtb Re« Christ!* ■ .*, Helen G. Batman
Marguerite , Aoioss -. I,Milan Barnard .- ;
Camllle Bone Adams ' Winifred Jewett
Lucille «Wickßon;> Ruth Griffith"-
Electra Bam- Florence Yoclc ; ,
phrey , ' .^.^ : : ■ • • ; -
PROFESSORS RETURN
FOR COLLEGE TERM
W. A. Setchell, Lecturer at Har
vard During Summer, Arrives
BERKELEY, Aug. 21.—Several mem
bers of the university factulty have re
turned for their work during the term
which began today. E. W. Whitney,
associate professor of mathematics,
spent several weeks of the summer in
New York, engaged In an insurance In
vestigation. He came back today.
\V. A. Setchell, professor of botany,
who delivered several lectures at the
Harvard summer session, has also re
turned. Prof. Chaffee Wells, assistant
professor in English composition, came
directly to Berkeley from an European
tour.
Lincoln Hutchlnson. assistant profes
sor of commerce, made a tour of the
Philippine islands in the vacation, re
suming his duties this morning.
WATCHMAN COMPLAINS
HE WAS ATTACKED
Asserts Attempt CWas Made to
Wreck His Home
OAKLAND, Aur. 21.—Following the
arrest of Joseph Lawrence, a watch
man, for disturbing the peace, he has
accused guards at the Sunset' Lumber
company's yards of attacking him* Sa
turday evening. Lawrence said he was
returning with an armful of groceries
to his home, an ark on the estuary. He
also said that during hie absence an at
tempt was made to wreck the ark. His
case was continued today in the police
court.
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BERKELEY AUTOIST
RUNS DOWN WOMAN
Employe of Local - Publishing
Firm Seriously Injured
in Oakland
OAKLAND, Aug. 21.—Miss Ruth Stur
! tevant, living at the California hotel,
San Francisco, was struck by an auto
i mobile at Fifty-fifth street and Shat
'. tuck avenue shortly after 2 o'clock this
afternoon and was removed to the East
i Bay sanatorium in a critical condition.
The automobile was driven by R. H.
I McCarthy of 1154 Oxford street, Berke
ley. After picking up the unconscious
woman and seeing that she was placed
in the care of Dr. R. H. Carter, Mc-
Carthy drove to the police station and
surrendered himself to Captain of Po
lice J. F. Lynch.
The accident took place at the cross- j
ing of the Key Route and the Shat
tuck avenue Var line. According to
McCarthy, he was bound north and
; had swerved inward slightly to make
j the crossing on the tracks. Miss Stur- ,
, tevant approached from the west and
I apparently became confused by the
j sudden turning of the machine. Before
j McCarthy could avoid her she was |
| struck by the corner of the fender and
j hurled to the ground.
She was picked up unconscious an<l
I hurried to the office of Doctor Carter,
and from there removed to the sana
torium, where she was found to be
suffering from concussion of the brain,
besides a badly lacerated scalp. Her
condition was considered serious.
Miss Sturtevant came here from
Seattle, where her mother lives, about
four months ago and has been em
ployed by a publishing firm as a sales
woman. It was while she was in Oak
land on business for her employers that
she was run down-
MINING ENGINEER
REPORTED MISSING
No Trace Can Be Found of Scott
Beaser, U. of C. Graduate
BERKELEY, Aug. 21.—Scott Beaser.
a mining engineer, graduate of 1904
from the University of California, has
been reported as having mysteriously
disappeared August 9 from a placer
claim on the Feather river, in Plumas
county, that he had been" working for
several months.
Beaser's disappearance was reported
by E. M. Lombard!, a mining engineer,
who went to Plumes county from "San
Francisco to spend his vacation with
Beaser. Lombardl arrived at Table
Rock on August 15 and went to Beaser's,
camp. He found his cabin In order,
with food prepared, as though the oc
cupant intended to return in a short
time.
Lombardl went on a half mile fartehr
to Beaser's claim. There he found his^
friend's working tools m the placer pit
and his gloves on the side of the bank,
but no trace of Beaser. Inquiry among
stockmen nearby disclosed that Beaser
had not been seen for nearly a week.
liombardi remained there several days,
but secured no trace of the missing 1
man. Word was sent to Harry Beaser,
a brother, living at Fresno, with others
of the family, and he departed for Plu
mas county to organize a searching
party In the mountains after the miss
ing engineer.
Scott Beaser had been in the Kern
Trading and Oil Company's employ be
fore going to his own rlaim in Plumas
county. He and Lombardi worked to
gether in that company, which is sub
sidiary to the Southern Pacific com
pany. \
SWIMMER SWIMS OUT
OF HIS BATHING SUIT
Bert Harbin Arrested After
Trying for Record
ALAMEDA, Aug. 21.—While exerting
nimself last evening to break the swim
ming record for crossing the estuary,
Bert Harbin of 1532 Park street, hit up
such a high speed that he swam out
sf his bathing suit. When Harbin
reached the Alameda chore wearing
nothing but his first birthday attire
a call was sent in for the police by
E. A. Wright.
The swimmer remained standing In
the water until Patrolman A. V. Huff
arrived with the police automobile and
bundled -Harbin into an overcoat and
then into the patrol vehicle. The
swimmer was charged with violating
the ordinance regarding the wearing
of bathing suits and was released on
bail to appear In court tomorrow.
POISONING OF MARINES
IS LAID TO CHEESE
Two Hundred Men Made 111 Are
Recovering
VALLEJO, Aug. 21.—Two hundred
enlisted men on the cruiser Maryland,
who were stricken with ptomaine pois
oning last night, are recovering today
and there are no serious 'cases. It is
thought the poisoning was due to
cheese served for dinner.
Leipzig, Conjurer,
Who Is Mystifying
Vaudeville Crowds
DICKENS' CLASSIC
SCORES AS PLAY
Characters of "Christmas Carol"
Live Again at Orpheum
Theater
OAKLAND. Aug. 21.—Every lover of
the great Charles Dickens should take
a little journey to the Oakland Or
pheum this week and see the adapta
tion of "The Christmas Carol," which
is being presented by a select company
of English actors. The miserly Scrooge,
Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchitt and the other
characters which have made this little
story one of the most beloved classics
ever written appear and make an ap
peal which the playgoer will remember
a long time.
The dramatization of the Christmas
story was made by Tom Terriss, and he
has succeeded in preserving the beau
tiful spirit and flavor of the tale and ;
gives a play which is wonderfully real- )
istic and full of compelling charm. ■
Wallis Clark as Scrooge gives a per
fect interpretation of Dickens' classic.
Amelia Stone and Armand Kalisz are
featuring a miniature operetta, "'Mon
Amour,' 1 a delightful love story played
by two splendid artists. It is a de
licious bit of musical comedy and is
finding ready favor with the large au
diences which are attending the Or
pheum.
The four original Londons give a re
markable acrobatic act. These English ]
artists, brought to America by the '■
Orphejum company, present a variety of
sttxnta full of skill and daring.
Lou Anger, the quaint monologist,
who tells the story of the soldier's life
and experiences, is back again. He
keeps the audience laughing during the
time he is on the stage with his witty
lines and amusing stories.
"Ths Darling of Paris" is in its last
week, i This high ciass production is
proving a great favorite.
Horace Wright and Rene Dietrich are
still singing themselves into the hearts
of the playgoers.
lieipzig, the royal conjurer, continues
to mystify the spectators with his skill
with cards.
M. Nederveid's simian Jockey, one of
the best animal acts in vaudeville,
closes one of the finest bills seen at the
Orpheum for months.
WITNESSES CALL
BORRIES INSANE
Slayer of Captain Madison Ends
Defense in Trial for Murder
OAKLAND. Aug. 21. —Testimony tend
ingl to show that Gustave Borries was
insane and was not responsible for
the killing of Captain Banned 11. Madi
son, was given today before Judge
Bledsoe of San Bernardino county.
Attorney Albert H. Elliot testified
that Borries had consulted him several
times about claims he said he had
against Madison. Miss Margie Ix>gan,
the lawyer's stenographer, testified
that the accused man acted so queerly
that she was afraid of him.
Others who testified were Guy C. Cal
den. J. R. McGufflck, J. \V. Msstick.
L>ouis Berilockway. F. O. Calden, Ralph
W. Fiege and John P. Hendricksen.
All of them declared that Borries was
in the habit of talking to himself on
the street, accompanying? his words
with wild (features.
The testimony of Dr. O. D. Hamlin
will be given tomorrow, when the case
will close and go to the jury.
Borries shot Madison several months
ago at the latter's home at Hayward.
Madison died several w«elcs after. Bor
ne? said that the victim had defrauded
him.
PROGRAM ARRANGED
FOR ANNUAL PICNIC
Admission Da 3 Outing by St.
Anthony's Parish
OAKLAND, Aug. 21.—Reports from a
number of committees were heard at a
meeting last night in St. Anthony's
hall, Sixteenth avenue and East s ,
i teenth street, upon the annual picnic to
be given Admission day, September 9,
at Emeryville park, by the parish. An.
excellent program has been arranged
under the supervision of joint commit
tees from San Francisco and Oakian.l.
Features of the program will he
horse racing, fancy riding, and exhi
bitions with trained saddle horses.
Open air dancing will also be an at
traction of the day's outing.
Among the speakers at the meeting
last night were:
Judge William H. Geary. Leo J. McCarthy.
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