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Oakland Man Charges Alfred W.
Wehe and C. A. Runels
With False Pretense
Alleges That They Swindled Him
Out of Ranch Valued
at $17,000
OAKLAND. Oct. 9. —Charged with ob
taining property valued at $17.000, un
der false pretenses, Alfred W. Wehe
and C. A. Runels, real estate dealers.
wars arrested today and this evening
were taken to Santa Rosa to stand trial
for the alleged felony. The warrants
■were sworn to by O. M. Smithers of
5512 Market street, who accuses them
of giving him encumbered property in
Oakland for a farm near Santa Rosa,
valued at $17,000.
According to Smithers he agreed to
exchange his property near Santa Rosa
for four pieces of Oakland property.
He claims that Wehe and Runels told
him the property was unencumbered
and as valuable as his ranch property.
He then turned over the deeds to his
property, but was not successful in ret
ting the deeds to the Oakland property
in exchange, Wehe and Ruoeis delay
ing the transaction with various ex
cuses. He says that he then investi
gated and learned that the Oakland
property was worth but half the value
placed on it by the defendants. Smith
ers claims that Wehe and Runels, as
soon as securing the deeds to the prop
erty mortgaged it for $35,000.
Wehe and Smithers were among the
first victims to Thomas B. Henry, who
fled from Oakland after securing large
sums of money from a number of men
and women on <ake mortgage deals.
It was upon the complaint of the realty
operators that Henry was arrested in
Chicago and returned to Oakland for
trial. Henry has been convicted on two
counts in the superior court.
OAKLAND, Oct. 9.—Captain .1. F.
Lynch, general chairmen of arrange
ments for the annual benefit ball for
the Widows" and Orphans' Aid associa
tion of the Oakland police department
today announced additional name* tor
the numerous committees which have
charge of the details for the big dance
which will be held in Piedmont pavil
ion next Wednesday night. From all
indications the affair will be the most
successful in the history of the organ
ization and a large amount of money
will be realized. It is planned to hold
the ball next year in the new municipal
The additional committees announced
Lynch are as follows:
Reception committee —Chief «f Police Walter
3. Petersen. chairman; Captain of Inspectors L.
F. Agnew. Captain of folic* T Brown. Eieutan
ant of Police W. F. Woods. Inspector D. Hoi
land. Inspector W. F. Kyle, Patrolman M. Moore.
man T. Duane. Captain of Poller - 7 . F.
T.v.kd, Captain of Police C. R. Bock. Inspector
H. H. Caldwell. Sergeant J. F. Sill. Corporal ,T.
S. n-iffop, Patro'iman N. Williams, Patrolman C.
.1 Keefa. Patrolman W. Tillotson.
rniform reception committee—Lieutenant B. h.
'''irtiM, -Sergeant R. F. Ahem. Patrolman E. J.
iv.iroy, patrolman George Ely. Patrolman H. I>.
'Mlhert. Patrolman W. H. Smith. Patrolman
filar!'-* Jorzensec. Patrolman James EMan. Pa
ri J. E. Gannaw. Patrolman A. C. Gillen.
TaTolmun J. J. O'Connell, Patrolman A. Dieke,
Fatrolman J. W. Havocs.
Floor manager. Captain J. F. Lrnoh; assist
ant 3oor manager. Inspector T. J. Flyon; assist
sut?. Patrolman Milton Emigb, Patrolman Albert
Floor committeeA-Inspector W. B. Qnigley. In
—r J. T. Drew, Inspector Thomas Gallagher*
-tor W. J. Ensign. Sergeant James Walter*.
Sergeant William Bracken. Sergeant A. (f.
F.ccW. Corporal C. F McCarthy, Corporal John
Murray, Corporal James Flrnn. Patrolman J. E.
Murphy, Patrolman J. Gardiner. Patrolman W. I.
Mocjrklne, Patrolman George Doolaa. Patrolman
G. J. G. Gargadennec. Patrolman Robert Berg
ion. Patrolman George Muibollaod. Patrolman L>-
I. Proxy. Patrolman P. McTigue. Patrolman C
\. Fife, Patrolman M. O'Reilly. Patrplmsn H. J.
Tbornbury. Patrolman J. F. McCarthy, Patrolman
'ieorge D- Powers, Patrolman C. B. OBrien. Pa
trolman James Pullman, Patrolman James Mr
I'ormlek. rafrolman J. A. Rllrr, Patrolman
'.eorge Erlckson. Patrolman A. Seydan. Patrol
man J. E. McC'nmber. Patrolman H. Pratt: Pa
'rolman J. R. L*onhardt. Patrolman M. P. Riley.
Pitrilman Thomas O'KeiU. Patrolman H. Brown.
Pstrolnian H. O. Rumer*cb. Patrolmau D. \.
"Tonne!!, Patrolman W. J. Paris.
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OAKLAND. Oct. 9.—An invitation has
been extended by the manufacturers'
committee of the Chamber of Commerce
to Edwin Gould, prospective head of
the Western Pacific railway, who will
arrive October 2J to be the guest here
of the committee. It is planned to take
the visitors on an automobile tour of
the points of Interest about the east
bay shore, including visits to the chief
industrial plants and the water front-
A dinner will be served at the Country
club. In the evening Gould will be
nvited to deliver an address at the
•"'hansber of Commerce on transporta
tion topics. The reception is in the
hands of W. W. Keith of the Oakland
Traction company: W. B. Townsepd,
oeal representative, and Secretary
'! Boegie of the committee.
BERKELEY, Oct. 9.—Humane work
probably will t« introduced Into the
local schools by the Federation of
Mothers' clubs and the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The
S. P. C. A. was requested by the fed
lon to join in such a movement and
.i committee to act with the mothers
accordingly named, consisting of
Mrs. Edna Coryejl, Mrs. William Haley
and Mrs. Herbert .Jones.
'•AKLAND, Oct 9.-—Mrs. J. L. Wright,
•_ -ears of age. whose skull was frac
yssterday when an automobile
-trick her. is improving, and attend
ants at the receiving hospital today
said that she hwd an excellent chance
recovery. W. S. Wright, a son.
Ned at her bedside throughout the
-night. She lives at 1930 Brush street.
auiek Lunch «» 151 Capltan.
The Southern Pacific has installed
lunch counter ssrvics on tbe steamer
¥A Capltan, plying between Valleje
Junction aud North Vallejo. Passengers
via this route can now obtain luncheon
-"K»ie crossing the bay.—Advt.
Oakland Belle Becomes Bride
At Beautiful Church Wedding
Mrs. Roy Reed, formerly Miss Laura Judge, who became a bride at a
wedding last evening.
Iwq Hundred Guests Witness the Nuptials
Of Miss Laura Judge and Roy Reed
OAKLAND, Oct.. P.—Two hundred
guests witnessed the marriage service
which was read in the Plymouth Con
gregational church at which Roy B*e&
claimed Miss Laura Judge as his bride
this evening. Rev. Albert W. Palmer
was the officiating clergyman. Garlands
Of pink roses against a. background of
ferns were used In the decorations of
the quaint edifice, and the same floral
decorations were used at the Judge
residence in Ridgeway, where 40 guests
were entertained at a wedding supper.
The bride's gown was a combination
of white charmeuse satin, lace and
pearls, and she wore a Song" tulle veil-
She carried an armful of p>pk roses and
lilies of the valley caught with knots of
Miss Frma Judge 'attended her sister
as maid of honor and Miss Theresa
Mr Ken n.i was the bridesmaid. The
girls wore gowns of pale green chiffon
over satin slips of a darker green, and
carried large bouquets of pink roses.
In their hajr'they wore gr« e n, iri
descent ornaments.
Henry Claudiu# assisted Reed as best
After the bonyrn/son'the young couple
will take of a home pre
pared for them in Howe street.
Reed is a business man of this city.
His bride haß been extensively feted
since the announcement of her be
trothal in summer. , She hap for sev
eral seasons been a prominent mem
ber of a number of the larger assem
bly clubs. •
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Several guests crossed the bay this
afternoon to accept the hospitality of
Miss Cora Smith, who entertained at
luncheon in honor-of Miss Clothe. Mc-
Gee. the fiancee of David B. Willis of
San Francisco. Mrs. Sidney .V. Smith
assisted her daughter In entertaining.
* # *
Mrs. C, E- Hume has sent out 100
cards for an elaborate bridge party, at
which she will entertain on Friday
afternoon. October 25. at the Claremont
Country club.
* * *
Mrs. Philip Alexander Miss
OAKLAND % Gc.t. 9.—Dr. B. J. Klotz of
Vallejo. coroner and public administra
tor of Solano county, was arrested to
day as a defaulting witness on a bench
warrant issued by Superior Judge T. W.
Harris today. Doctor Klotz was a wit
ness in a divorce action between Ar
thur W. Goodrich, ship draftsman fit
the United States navy, and Mrs. Maude
L Goodrich. Doctor Klotz was present
when court was called for the after
noon session, but when he was wanted
to testify he could not be found- His
name was shouted several times by
tbe bailiff and search was made for
Mm about the buildings- Bailiff
Higuera started out with a warrant
and encountered Doctor Klotz in the
corridor. •
'1 saw several other witnesses ahead
of me,"' paid Doctor Klotz, "and I
thought that I would have tlm» io run
out and cell on my aunt, who lives
in Thirty-sixth street." He was let oft*
with a-reprimand,.
Doctor Klotz testified that he treated
a burn below the knee which Mrs.
Goodrich said had been inflicted by a
hot hurled by her husband.
| The burn was slight, he said, and as he
remembered it, she told him It had been
The Goodriches have filed balky
charges against each other. Goodrich
initiated the action by charging her
with nagging him, with neglecting the,
house, with hwving an affinity and witl? r
writing to the secretary of the navy
and other officials regarding their pri
vate affairs-
In turn «he denied his accusations
and accused him of staying out nights,
of. choking her so that she had several
hemorrhages, of beating her and also:
of neglecting and deserting her.
Monica Fores) will be the inspiration
tomorrow, for the large tea at which
her mother. Mrs. Henry William Fores.
will receive. Several hundred guests
have been asked to greet the young
bride, whose marr*ag* ■% month ago
was a surprise to the smart set. Mr.
and Mrs. Alexander *re living in Sausa
lito. : .
* * *
A group of friends w»r* entertained
by Mrs. Wickham Havens today at her
Piedmont .residence, luncheon, followed
by bridge, lending the diversion to the
second in a series of affairs she is
giving this month. Friday Mrs. Havens
again will entertain at a bridge,
** . *
With Mrs. yVilliam J. Bovee (nee
Putzker) as her guest of honor. Miss
Alice Burdick yesterday entertained
informally at the Burdick residence in
Vernon street, a group of friends en
joying the occasion. Mrs. Bovee, since
her marriage, has made her home at
Oxnard. She is spending the early
season in the bay cities, where she Is
being feted.
* * *
Mrs. Joseph Reef has asked s large
number of guests to meet her daugh
ter. Miss Helen Reef, at a tea Satur
day afternoon. Miss Reef is a bride
eject of the season.
Dr. E. G. Smith Married
ALAMEDA, Oct. 9.—Dr. Elmer G.
Smith of this city tok as his bride
today Miss Myrtice Haynes, "the wed
ding being solemnized in the First
Presbyterian church in San Francisco.
The attendants were Miss Lillian Gard
ner of Mill Valley and Dan Bronsoo.
of Alameda. Rev. A. R. Guthrie offi
ciated. The bride is a. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William Haynes of Berkeley.
She is a graduate of Miss Head's school
and a member of the Cresco club. Doc
tor Smith is a graduate of the dental
department pf the University of Cali
fornia. He is a member of the Elks,
Masons, Odd Fellows and Of the Pst.
OAKLAND, Oct. 9.—Mayor Hugh
Craig of Piedmont petitioned the board
of supervisors today for rebates of 40
per cent on ail taxes collected by Ala*
meda county In his town. He was in
formed that 'if he believed that taxes
in Piedmont were too high ho should
have started action when the board
was sitting as a board of equalization
several weeks ago.
"Taxes from 1,100 acres included In
the town of Piedmont will amount to
$69,446.86," said Craig. "Assessments
Were raised from $3,642,000 last year
to $5,676,626 this year, an increase of
60 per cent; whereas in Oakland the
rate was raised only 17 par cent, in
Berkeley only 6 p,er cent and in Ala
meda 4 per cent."
''On this ground we feel justified
in asking cash rebates of at least 40
per cent on the taxes we shall pay
into tho * county treasury," tie con
tinued. "W# estimate that the popula
tion Of the various cities shows that
Piedmont is assessed for $1,888 per
capita, against 4148 in Oakland, $62*
in Alameda and $756 in Berkeley, and
that Piedmont, with a population of
only 2,000 is saddled with one-fifteenth
of the.total increase In assessed valua
tions of the county."
Members of the board called Mayor
Craig's attention 4o the fact that ths
Piedmont trustees had employed an
expert to appraise property holdings
there and that his figures were used
by Assessor Homer for the county and
subsequently cut by the trustees in
their town assessment.
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UCiatATdJt A uargCT Celsaioas. 0.. Oct. ».
Dr. *. Ny# of WaTerly, rsprtMuttstrre
in. Onto legislature ..from PUta,coast*, pleaded
g«H«6 to bribery in the u*t" ls*taUtur« this
afternoon. Sentence wu deferred.
\ Mrs. Marcianna Wagner Says
v■; Husband Made Her Fear
; for Her Life >;
OAKLAND. Oct. 9.~Trtere was no
honeymoon for Mrs. Marcianna Wagner
• when she married fldward Wagner of
San Leandro 'Attfttftt 2* of 'this ■ year,
she .alleged in. an faction, for divorce
- filed %Oday. A few days later she said
he awalened her tn ? *he morning by ex
plosive epithets, waved a butcW knife
in her face and drove.her,fear, of her
, ; Iffe to ; a neighbor. Mrs* Wagner said
that be called- her bard names and was
•:j much under the Influence of liquor.
She had several banks restrained from,
''\ permitting him to withdraw cash on
! deposit and she also aak«d a'division
i of their- home -property and $100 a.
; month .'■ ajrntony. - Mrs. Wagner also
t \ asked to be permitted to resume her
maiden name, Mareianna Van Horn.
! WUhelmina Mllfer : sued for divorce
I from Louie A. Miller today, alleglng
Sr. that he deserted her June 20, \9lfi, fol
lowing their marriage December 1%,
iftiii&t -.-..•-- - y%m
% | Rudolph Wallmanrt obtained an in
terlocutcrry decree from Annie Wall
! m%nn on his testimony that she ran
i away with an affinity, : '
| f Clara t P. Evans obtained an inter
r, i Joeutory decree from Hilton S, Evans, s
I j plasterer, for neglect '! and \ desertion- A
If | ! decree of separate maintenance was
| issued to Marie Deponte from Antone
I j Deponte for cruelty. - .---.*^^S
Helena E. Cassel sued Jonathan L
Cassel for divorce today, alleging de-
I sertion and neglect. ~^.l
OAKLAND, Oct. 9.—The county
teachers' institute will be held at Idora
park on October 28, 29 and 80, when
1.100 instructors in the county will
assemble in convention-
The convention will be called to or
der by County Superintendent George
W, Frick. Lectures will be delivered
by Dr. E. O. Sisson of Reed institute,
Oregon; Prof. C. E. Rugh of the Uni
versity of California and Dr. Richard
G. Boone of the University of Califor
nia. •
A trip of Inspection will be made to
typical industrial plants throughout
the county.
OAKLAND, Oft 9.—President Ben
jamin Jde Wheeler of the University of
California will deliver the address of
welcome at the Columbus day cele
bration Saturday afternoon and even
ing on the Shores qC Lake Merritt. Jo
seph Scott of L<# Aafeles will be among
the speakers. Philip M. Carey, chief
deputy district attorney, will deliver
the principal address, and Dr. G.
Chiglieri will speak in Italian.
Joaquin Miller's poem. "Columbus."
will be read and the musical program
will include solos and duets by Signor
ina Prelra, soprano, and a basso of the
Lambardi grand opera company. Pa
triotic songs will be sung by school
children in chorus and they will appear
in folk dances. A. J- Capeill's band of
20 pieces will play selections afternoon
and evening.
The contest for queen between Miss
Rosa Arina and Mlsa Virginia Mauttno
is exciting. More than 30,000 votes
have been cast, and It is estimated that
more than 80.000 votes will be turned
into the. baliot box in the Oakland Bank
of Savings building before the polls
! close Friday evening, at 6 o'clock.
The regatta and water sports will
consist of rowing, shimming and high
diving. . The three ships, the Santa
Maria, the Nina and the Plnta, are
ready for the voyage of discovery. Co
lumbus afcid his men will be welcomed
by Queen Isabella and her maids of
honor will be on the bandstand at
Adams point, which will seat 6,000
- J. E. Fugazi, honorary president of
the committee of arrangements, came
ito Oakland from San Francisco yeeter
-1 day to confer with tho other members
of the committee. Hugh Hogan, Ghlg-
Herl, Leo. J. McCarthy. Judge W. R.
Geary and T. I. Casey. F. N. Belgrano
la.chairmsn of the literary and musi
cal committee.
OAKLAND. Oct. ».—An invitation
has been received by tbe Oakland
Chamber of Commerce to send dele
gates to the ninth convention of the
national rivers and harbors congress
at Washington. D. C December 4. 5
and «• The main subject to bo con
sidered will' be an attempt to secure
action by congress In comnietins; work
on the Inland waterways and equip
ping the harbors with adequate ter
minals to prepare for tho opening of
the canal.
OAKLAND. Oct. 9.—The organisation
of the board of managers of the Chil
dren's hospital, a new charitable Insti
tution, has been affected with the elec
tion of a board of directors, as follows:
Mr*, r. 6. Run, Dr. Msrj Stosrt, Miss Edna
B. Kennedy. Mrs. Albert CykM. Mrs. B. fleenor,
Mr». Wslter Reed and Miss Bessie J. Wood.
The next meeting will ba hold in the
First Presbyterian church Wednesday
morning. October If, at 10 o'clock, at
which time officers will be elected.
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lightened if she wOf turn to Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription. A soothing and
strengthening nerrme-rubdemg nervous eneitability, prostration, hysteria, Hot
(lathes and the many symptoms which may be caused by distressing ills peculiar
to women. Por those er distress and for the derange
ments and irregrigritiev the "Fevorite Prceeristieu" has had many theneej*ls{e<
testimonials from people Irving in every ptrt of America. Another Jvportnnt
! thing to seer* wesjen is that this medicine It made from emment medievalroots,
wilhout the use of alcohol, nereotics, or any iokrfcms agents. FulMn* ef <$*£*-
eats given on battle-wrapper end sworn to by Dr. R. V. Pierce—who U Prjiifrifl
fiTenon huti^f s^ng,,
N.Y. Beery woman is invited te write to this Tostta^end
\ reeerve oonftdeedel end sosmd sdvifes, entirety
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Prize Whist Party to Precede
Fair for Catholic Orphanage
Young women who will assist at whist peri? in interest of St. Anthony's
•a— — . — i r— ' *
Beyy of Popular Young Wofnen of St.
Anthony's Parish Will Assist Hostess
OAKLAND, Oct. .B.—One of the many
preliminary functions to the fair to be
given by St. Anthony's parish of East
Oakland for the benefit of St. Vincent's
orphanage will be a prize whist party,
which will take place tomorrow even
ing at the home of Mrs. J. J. McDonnell.
1319 East Twenty-sixth street. The
function is in charge of the hostess,
assisted by members of the Sacred
Heart booth ef the fair.
The proceeds of the party will be
added to the fund* realised from sev
eral other successful entertainments
preceding the fair, which will be held
In St- Anthony's hall, East Sixteenth
street and Sixteenth avenue, Saturday
evening, Qctor«er 26. Many Valuable
OAKLAND, Oct. &.— County Surveyor!
P. A. Haviland. who has taken prelim- ,
mary soundings and borings in the
estuary, said today that he believed \
! that the work of constructing a tunnel
I to connect Oakland with AJarneda was
not a difficult one from an engineering
Viewpoint. He gave, it aa his opinion
that the driving of the tunnel was
merely a matter of raising the funds.
Haviland has not completed his In
vestigation, but has done a portion of
the work which was assigned to him
several months ago, when the board of
supervisors appropriated, a sum of
money for his use. He said it would
be three months before he would be in a
position to render a final report. That
report will contain a recommendation
to the effect that the project is feasible,
unless Haviland finds some unlooked
for obstacle in the meantime. He Will
f«e with the board of supervisors an
estimate of the cost. Haviland believes
that the bore under the estuary Is a
necessity in the life of the two cities
and that it is sure to bs built sooner
or later.
The tunnel may be either a steel or
a concrete tube, and probably will be
located at some point just east of the
Webster street bridge.
Thomas H. Reed Will Discuss
Tax Association Plan
OAKLAND, Oct. 9.—Speakers for the
mass meeting to be held tomorrow
night under the auspices of the Tax
association of Alameda county In the
Chamber of Commere. Thirteenth and
Harrison streets, will include Prof.
Thomas H. Reed of the University of
California, District Attorney William
H Donahue, Harrison S. Robinson,
president of the Oakland civil service
commission, and Mark L.
dent of the Tax association.
The meeting ha* been called for dis
cussion of the proposal of the Tax
association for t. federated city and
county government.
Requa will present the report of the
executive committee of the association,
recommending such a consolidation of
officers as Is proposed.
OAKLAND, Oct. 9.—Rev. Willium C.
Poole Of Wesley Methodist chareh. Ban
Francisco, will speak at the Youns;
Men's Christian association Sunday aft
ernoon on "Bankruptcy on Ten Talents
V-the-Tragedy ot Saut" Tho lecture
is the second of a series of four to
be given by Rev. Mr. Poole during the
present month at the T. M. C. A., the
general topic being "Representative
Tragedies and Triumphs in Human
Life" The address will begin at *:30
o'clock after a program of Instru
mental music by the association trie,
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A spinster is a woman who has nun
away from the men. or. has run after
prlsea nave been donated for the whist
party and a splendid program will be
. given.' Musical selections will be ren
dered while the play progresses, and
the affair will be brought to a close
with refreshments. The following is
the committee in charge:
Reception—Miss Winifred Donoyan. Miss Vir-
SDIS Forrest, Miss Awia Lacey. -Miss Josephine
wotih, Mrs. J. A. Marshall. Miv Bvelyn Gor
an. nn. 3. H. Walters, Miss M. Cordon. J. .T.
McDonnell. Joseph P. Laeey and Frank Howard.
Scoreglrls—Mi»« S, Millett. Miss G, Center,
Miss E- Center. Mis* O. Maloney. Miss B. Whe
lan. Miss A. Conroy and Miss E. Toole.
The officers of the Sacred Heart
booth are:
President, Miss Josephine Kesbftt; rice presi
dent, Mrs. Al Cordon; secretary, Miss May
Lacey; treasurer. Mrs. .T. J. Agnew.
BERKELEY. Oct. 9.~-Berkeley police
are seeking trace of Miss-Sadie Aladalo,
18 years old, a student of the 'Berkeley
high school, who ran away from her
home at 1920 Tenth street Monday and
who is believed to have eloped with
Lea McNeill. 23. years old. a realty
broker from New York. For the last
six months McNeill had been working
in Oakland, and during'that time Miss
Aladalo's parents watched the girl to
prevent an elopement.
The girl feft a note to her family,
explaining that she had gone with Mc-
Neill to -Sacramento to be married. Xo
word of them has been received since
and It is believejd that the couple have
gone to New York, where McNeill's
family Is *ald to reside.
Miss Aladalo is the daughter of
Eilert S. Aladalo, an insurance broker,
and is an only child.
Twenty-six Sample Pianos,
The Very Choice of One of
Chicago's Big Factories,
Will Be Sold Below
Actual Cost
New Player Pianos, Magnificent in Style and Tone,
As Low As $342—Most Modern Designs. Twenty
Uprights at Prices Ranging From $165 to $272
—Every One Easily Worth Double the Money.
You Can Pay a Little Each Month
The Very Latest of Designs—A Ten Year Guarantee
| With Each
i —— __
Last week one of Chicago's biggest out the Coast States at $650 —tho,
piano factories closed its distributing sample pianos, absolutely brand new,
headquarters for the Pacific coast. ,at $382. Another in plainer case but
This iietory for some time has main- rich In appearance, and glorious in
tamed a wholesale agency %n San Fran- tone. $344. Other players at similar
Cisco, supplying pianos to dealers drastic price reductions.
throughout the states of California, The price of any one of these player ,
Oregon and Washington. pianos would net be exorbitant if you
The entire lot of sample pianos— paid double what we are permitted to
twenty elegant uprights, and six hand- Sell these samples for.
some, latest model, 88 note, Player it won't take more than two days to
Pianos, ware turned over tp us to be dispose of the twenty sample uprights.
convartod into cask or good interest
bearing contracts* JfoV the benefit of the A TElf YEAR GUARANTEE
Thti morning wo wttl *ut those 26 A , If you have been waiting for a long
magnlftcent sample tnstmments on sale " me to * et » really good piano—so
in our store at-tW Market street/" « ood we n gl»dly guarantee it for ten
m \ Atmsmm r'wmMr.m, years—you will 'have no trouble J in
. - A I. *mmm. vwoicb being satisfied as to quality, style, price
pianos are ellke-*each and terms when you call at 975 Market
In diilinaVva style and Caee, Qnly one street today.
reservation'.,#*• placed, upon the sale We will have in this sample lot
of tha^te^sian^CtftaHt*»t is their names pianos from $165 to $272, and every one
ware not $© be published In the papers, of them is worth absolutely double the
inasmuch a* the ask* of these' Pianos at price that you will be asked to pay.
these sfenply impossible prices woifld We must dispose of these 26 pianos
interfere with the rights of the dealers within 48 hours. Will you be one of
, threnajiiout t»*-ata,f»*i ifho pay even the fortunate twenty-six buyers?
more for the stock* than the retail pur- The prices given above are abso
chaaer can now'boy thept from us. lutely net cash, but those preferring to
Moreover, this Is a standard line of pay on time may do so by merely pay
piaWoe of permanent value. ing simple interest on the deferred
n*W 88 NOT* PLAYERS . Payments. J
Come at once—bring your friends
It is enough for us to say that you we will not, ask you to buy. We will
can now get a fine, large, magnificent only ask you' to look at the oianos
phwo. f«u 18 not*, playing The buying will follow as a matter of
standard rousieVrells, with tha most course. Ellers Mueie House. The w«m«
modern expression devices—a piano of the 975 Market stMit
pae been sold retjUiarly through- San Francisco. awaet,
Warren D. Allen Plays With
Accuracy and Warmth, but
Lacks a Little Abandon
The only criticism that I can de
cently urge against the Bailey- Allen -
Riley concert l.'st night at the Town
and Gown hall in Berkeley is that the
audience was too small. Otherwise tho
affair was a success. A slender youth.
with acadt.mic training and a disposi
tion, not altogether triumphant yet, to
throw off the evidences of his schooling.
played the piano with accuracy ter- •
pered with warmth.
When Warren D. Allen find)! out that
he has within him the bigness of a
creator in tone he will play the piano—
as they say in vaudeville —"for fair!"
Meanwhile he is a pianist, dt.-orated
with an impeccable technic. adorned
feeling and competent to play anything
frpm Beethoven to Claude Debussy. AH
he lacks is the freedom of his own soul
in music. The fire Is there, but tha
flames are lacking.
I noted the fact recorded in the Liszt
"Funerailles," which, developed on a
regular Chopin theme, almost com- !
passed splendor in the last measures. ;
A little more abandon, a little more of
the uncertainty of genius, and the work
would have been superbly played. A- ]
len came within a fraction of the lin»
that divides talent from genius. I hay»
an idea that he will cross it some day.
Herbert Riley, the cellist, exhibited a
fluent technic, a warm tone and a fine
spirit in Beethoven's A major sonato
for 'piano and cello. Riley can even
draw a beautiful tone from the open
strings of his instrument. When he
closts them he pulls forth legato love
liness. Although the Beethoven work
was not made to challenge execution,
what difficulties of technic it includes
were overcome with ease and an yndH
minished beauty of tone. Riley ts weU
come to our midst with his cello.
Miss Fanny Myra Bailey, soprano*,
sang Brahms' "Thought About Music" ;
with vocal charm, but without climac-j
teric effectiveness. "Wie Melodien >
ziehte es mir" was suavely beautiful,;
but uneventful. It lacked a climax, j
Miss Bailey has splendid possibilHes, as.
yet undiscovered by herself. Her Schu- |
bert song, "Gretchen am Spinnrade,
was her best number, and it was ac
companied by Allen with a limpid and;
nicely modulated accompaniment.
The program presented by the trio of;
instrumentalists and singer was most,
creditable and effective. The only way]
we pan make great artists Is to givej
artists a chance to grow and become
great. Concerts like that of last. night,
are doubly important, and.- like Shake-;
speares definition of charity, they bless
them that give and those that receive.
OAKLAND, Oct. P.—At the election
of directors of the Security Bank and
Trust company for the ensuing year
no change was made in the personnel,
save the addition of the name of P. J.
Walker to fill a vacancy. The direct
orate stands as follows: H. C. Cap
well, A. D- "Wilson. T. W. Corder.
Charles K. Snook, Charles J. Heeseman,
John A. Beckwith, TV". H. L. Hynes, Carl
plaut. Frank K. Mott, Dr. H. G. Thomas
and P. J. Walker. The officers were
re-eleot&d In a body and are as follows:
President, H. C. Capwell; vice presi
dent. A. T>. Wilson; cashier, C. A.
Smith; assistant cashiers, IT. I* Winston
and J. R- Westdahl.

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