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B. W. Haskell, Oakland Saw|
Filer, Insists Idea Would
Revolutionize Wharf
Authorities Asked to Give
Scheme Trial Before
Contriver Dies
OAKLAND, Feb. -. — ln a tntftll, dark
room at 2113 Linden street lie..s B. W.
Haskell, a dying inventor, who de
clares he has v device which will revo
lutionize the wharf and dock facilities
of the world.
Having failed time and again to find
any one to listen to him, he now offers
his secret to the world free of charge
in the hope, of seeing it adopted before
his death. It is fully patented and a
model has been manufactured.
Haskell's invention is for the im
provement of wharves and docks of all
kinds, but particularly of ferry slips.
The bapic idea is n set of rollers f->r
the piers. The rollers are in a frame
and are held two or three feet out
from the structural part of the wharf
by weights which hang behind.
The benefit to be derived. Haskell
says, is that the rollers will reduce
the friction to a minimum, thereby
lengthening the life of the wharf, and
that the play back and forth will en
tirely eliminate the shock and prevent
the breakage of piles.
"I have tried several times to get
the state to adopt my plan," said the
dying inventor. "The last time was a
year ago, when I had an interview
with the harbor commissioners of San
Francisco. They refused to listen to
me, Baying that the plan was Imprac
ticable. I have practically given up
hope of seeing the patent in sue in
my lifetime, but I am so anxious to
see it tried that I am willing to give
it to the state free of charge.
"The model can be seen hare at any
time, as well as the papers showing
my patent right. Both are at the dis
posal of the state if theauthorities
will give the thing a trial."
Haskell went on to say that before
the lapse of 10 years his idea or a
similar one would surely be on the
wharves of every port in the world.
Haskell is unable to leave his bed
and is in straitened circumstances. Hβ
is a saw filer by trade and has lived
in Oakland for -0 years. He has spent
the last few years working on his in
ventions. He now has &ix patents and
four pending.
President of International Union Sug
geeta Means o* Arriving
*it Peace
OAKLAND, Feb. 2. —The dissension
between the Oakland Traction com
pany employes and the Key Route em
ployes, the two divisions of the Car
men's union in Oakland, was scored at
a meetiug in the headquarters of the
union at Castle hall, which lasted from
rnidnlffht until 4:30 o'clock this morn
ing. All the members of the union
Mere asked to be present and several
hundred attended.
nieeLingr was called in order that
V. D. Manor, of the Interna
tional Street Carmen's union
take a hand in the controversy in the
union. Mahon deplore: k of
nion and Find tlip diffi
culty should be speedily adjuster]., He
;i!so spoke against the proposed for
mation of an independent union by the
Key Route employes and suggested
nii'»ns of arriv?r;z at pearo.
The disturbance of the harmony
B the union has been brewing for
through the strained feel
ing between the Hayward division of
the Ouliiaiid Traction employes and the
• '-armen, the cause being the
on of seniority on the East
Twelfth street run.
Bishop Watrrhoune of Pnolfl<- Confer
ence, Sosith. IlelpM Raise Money
at Sunday Service
OAKLAND, Feb. l>.—Bishop R. G.
"house of Los Angles, head of
. "v itic conference of the Methodist
Rpiitcopa.] church, South, occupied the
pulpit of the First Methodist Episcopal
church, South, Thirty-fourth and Elm
• is. thiM morning.
uup Waterhouso is here in the
sient to secure a new §73,000
cfeurch <-<iiriee for the denomination in
th:s city. A pledge of $10,000 was
taken from members of the coiigrega
tlon toward the fund. The bishop was
.it at a meeting last Friday, when
plana tor tb« churcli were discussed
site was <;liosen for the building.
It is said to be in Telegraph avenue
»r Thirty-sixth street.
rhouse tvas for many
- president of Henry and Emory
■iiocese embraces the Pa
cific roast country, with headquarters
In Los Angeles.
lM<*roN*lns T:.\er<-rK<'» AHenl Formal
luiiiiKiirntioii of Haymtfi Branch
«f Wdl K*9 II ■ Society
KAYWABD, Feb. 3.—Court H&yward
of the Daußhter« of Isabella vrat in
stitut . The exeixises start,-d
with the caadidatea receiving holy com
munion jn All Saints' church, and the
Kβ Were conferred in the after
itooa In the Bank • rd bundles
by Mrs. J. Mellon, grand rtgrent of Oak
land court, assisted by a team. The
■ were fallowed by an entertain
ment in Mission ball.
'I ho officers elect are:
Grand r*gent, Mr*. C. E. H ■ rtjgent.
Mi-- Mi-, m> k-'l'M'l; n.ointo,-. :.!■>- IwbeUe Cul
. l ' x • -■-. Mi>.
treasurer. Mr«. EmuM IVrrefta;
- I rolyu KfU.r; en*aeial *eewtars
- Dtinpl, w*e ;.!.ii-y uttch
i,l: guii'e>, AH?- Julia SUvh sad ili>. Uo««
rer. Mrs Amelia Audi
h Sllva: trustees, Miss >! ;ir y
t'oJt, \ .'iiiry Varna,
Ura. llerj I in. Lμ
; liver.
<-AK!.An B.—Members of Pieri
i.arior, X. D. G. W. t will gather
at Bi ' Ji, . v evening, at
3 prize ball masque. Extensive plans
have been completed by a committee
headed by Past President Lena M. K!i«
- i-ted by Mrs. Winifred
Halter l Kankin, Mrs. Beda
Mrs. Eliza Kendiff, Airs. Ida
, Mrs. Parsons, Mrs. Gretta
Mtirdtn, Miss Lillian Hurhelln. Miss
I'rancea Maynard. Miss Claia Wemmer,
rlAsel Ward. Miss Irene Gernitiin.
Miss Mabel Jewell, Miss Elsie Wemmer
and* Miss Josephine Irwin. *
More Than 200 Members of
Cleveland Party Guests
of "My City"
Points of Interest Are Seen
and Luncheon Given
OAKLAND, Feb. 2.—More than 200
members of the round the world steam
er Cleveland were guests at Oakland
teday. A train of five special cars was j
turned over to the visiting excursion- ;
ists for their trip about the city and its j
environs, and a big spread laid out at
the Hotel Oakland.
The day was ideal for the trip and
members of the party were unanimous
In their praise of the development and I
beauty of Oakland and the climate,
which was praised by A. D. Her
mance, a member of tne party and
spokesman at the luncheon as "oh all j
our trip we have never had a more j
delightful day." Every spot of beauty ;
was visited, including Northbrae. Thou- j
sand Oaks, Berkeley, the university i
grounds and Greek theater and Doe j
library, the Hotel Oakland, Piedmont i
park and tbe Havens art gallery. .
The entertainment was in charge of
the Chamber of Commerce committee, j
and a reception committee met the j
members of the party at the Key j
Route ferry in San Francisco at 10 i
Mr. Hermance, who is from Pennsyl- ]
var.ia."acted as spokesman and thanked
the Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Mott
and the city for their entertainment.
"Your hospitality is superb," said the
speaker. "On all our trips we have
never had a more delightful day. We
have bee: l , most highly impressed with
the scenery of your magnificent hills,
the Greek theater and the university
grounds, and also the Hotel Oakland,
which is the finest iv which we have
been entertained.' .
Secretary Denison of the Chamber of
Commerce replied: "We are glad that
we have impressed you favorably, but
I guess you knew what to expect in
California and especially in. the finest
city in California and the most hos
Lecturer R. B. Wheeler of the Cleve
land welcomed the members of the
party who accompanied him arcund the
world to his home city, and Mayor
Mott then officially welcomed the vis
itors. As- there were several natives
of Germany in the party, Theodore Gier
spoko in that language and was re
el to by a member of the party.
During the trip over on the ferry
and up the Key Route mole the harbor
.schemes were explained by Mr. Deni
son and an outline given of the harbor
development and manufacturing inter
ests for the benefit of the manufactur
ers arid capitalists in the party. Sev
eral o!' the party expressed their inten
tion of returning to take m their
abode here for the 1915 exposition.
The Cleveland tourists will today be
the guests of the Marin county officials
and members of the chambers of
commerce cf the several cities of the
county. The visitors will be met in
Sausaiito on arrival of the ferry boat
and taken in special cars to San Ra
fael. A trip to Mount Tamalpais and
luncheon at the tavern will be part of
the program.
Hundred or More Autos AMU Parade In
Oakland and San Francteco to
Advertise Carnival
HAYWARD, Feb. 2.—Tentative plans
were made at a meeting last night in
the Hayward hotel for a fruit blossom
festival to be given the first week in
April, and the Hayward Blossom, Fes
tival association was formed.
A parade of 100 or more automobiles
decorated with fruit blossoms will be
held in Oakland and San Francisco.
The committee in charge of the pro
posed festival consists of A. W. Wil
liams, M. R. Robertson, A. W. Beam,
Mayor Charles Heyer and J. D. Arm
WOODLAND, Feb. 2.—On account of
the increased attendance at Woodland
public schools, the board of education
has appointed another teacher. Miss
i;dna Williams, a graduate of the
Woodland high .school in 1910 and a
student of the San Jose normaL who
will begin duty Monday. w
Oakland Brevities
The Oakland police kwwi been asked liy the
slicritt "? Santn Clara cuirity to !<«>k out fo , "
Jullu* Attoixlorf, 74 yi-ii!- old, an ioniate of
tlie Odd r'tflowe , h<i!..c at s.ui Jon#, who eacuMJ
. luition several liays iigo. lie for
merly lived Ii Oakland run! it is believed Uβ
viii return here. He i« fi-'-blt , raimleil.
A pune suatiber sral>l*:«l the pooket bonk of
Mrs. T. ('. Arnold or 77«! Sixth street Ht Flftu
and Brush street* uuti n>il before the woman
could (.'ivv the alarm. TJm pen* contained flu
. .lin.ii.'io paper*.
Jewelry aiu! ot!i<-r articles worth $85 were
stolen from the liutu« of W. W. Ediogtoa of
TwfiitT-stfond street and S.m PaWo avenue.
John Shay." a Inltorer, :>0 years oH. was in
stautiy killed by fallins froia ■ rapidly moving
car at. Slxty-eeweth etreet an<l 8:i;i Pablo utj , .
uik>. Bbay'a nock Va- broken in tb* fall.
C. W. Beck, tvlio aitenijitnl te couiinit suicide
yesterday by inimlhiie khs. was rtUl alive at the
recetrfaK boapital today, but small hopes were
Ueii , cut for Uis rocovt-r; .
Hennhanea Shlmatori. a child. 4
rears old, wes run down »t Kiftii and Wotet«T
str-'('t« tUia after 8008 t>y h rumor truck driven
by Robert gpears. m»s taken to the rccelv
iii>r bospital iiifTcring from m fractured skull aud
v brokea left lea- IHs recovery is'doubtful.
Details Being Completed for
Luncheon to State Lead
ers February 15
i Women to Present Bills and
Make Plea for Their
OAKLAND. JF«b. 2.—Details are be
ing completed for the luncheon Feb
ruary 13 at which the Child's Welfare
It-ague of Alameda county will enter
tain the governor, members of senate
and assembly from this county, su
perior judges, mayors of the neighbor- |
ing cities and representative women
iof the state.
Tli- affair will take the place of the
annual banquet of the organization and
will give opportunity for the women of
J Alameda county to discuss proposed
! mr-apures with their representatives
during the recess of the legislature.
Miss Bessie "Wood is president of the
i i<ague. Mrs. John Mole is chairman ]
of the general committee on arrange
Those who have thus far accepted the
invitation of the organization, which is
maje up of delegates from clubs to
taling a membership of nearly 6,000
i women, are:
Governor Johnson; Senators , A. H.
i Breed, E. .1. Tyrrell, E. K. Strobridge,
[George Hans; Assemblymen 1 ,, . M.
Smith, C. ('. Young, George Beck. W.
C. Clark. Daniel FergOSOn, George Fitz-
I gerald. George Gekler. Alfred■■MargiTi
etein, Mayor Mott and Mrs. Mott, Mayor
Xoy of Alameda, Judge F. B. Ogden.
Judge Everett .J. Brown, Judge William
H. Donahuo, Prof. Richard Booue. Chief
of Police Petersen. Mrs. Cora K. Jones,
Mrs. H. N. Rowell. Mis.? Beatrice Me- I
Call, Mrs. Lloyd Osborne. Miss Anna '
Chase, Mrs. James W. Orr, Mrs. Olive
M. Metlock. Miss Anit.n Whitney.
Miss Wood will Introduce Mayor
Mott, who, in turn, will introduce Gov
ernor Johnson. Miss McCa.ll, Mrs. Lloyd
Qphorne and Miss Anna Chase will
present to the luncheon guests those
btllc in which the women are most in
terested. Brief addresses will be made
by the senators and ussemMymen.
Among those who have already made
reservations for the luncheon are:
.Mrs. (ieorpe Fredericks |Mrs. Jaiws Mellon
Miss K.r.Di Booth !\irs. i>. Mattewi
.Mrs. Jenuif .lonian j.Mrs. T. C*ttM
Mrs. E. M. Sherman |\lrs. James Martin
.Mi-- KU'flcr Mrs. T. C. D-'Wi]
Mr*. Qcorga Oakea Un. James Crcilin
Mrs. Kai-inl llayward Mr*. H-rU rt Cepp
Mrs. Preaeea Almiud !.\irs. .\li-ert Smith
Mrs. Van VVjaiau |Mrs. K. Maher
Mr>. ('. J. Bruguiere | Mr*. Koftler
Mis. E. S. Kfiiton Mrh. \ an der Xi'lilen
Mr*. C. 8. Chamberlain Mrs. W. T. Morton
Mrs. J. W. Mct'l.vinonds i-Mise Ma Vjusdergavr
Mrs. K. 1.. l'.f>:jaiiiia Mrs. Embury
Mrs. Uelco Kiil<i Mrs. M. 0, Kendall
Miss Lecy Kendall Mrs. John GoodJ
Mr*. F. (i. Harrison Mrs. .John William*
Mrs. Kdwin Nott tin. - : .i I', Conner*
Miss Mollfe Couners Mr*. A. I). Thomson
Miss Grace Trevor [Hi*. Jamus Mi-Mauua
Miss Annie F. Brown j.Mrs. A. L. Leber
Mr-. Mahel I.ittlo ! Mrs. T. K. V, - i!son
Mrs. R. P. Reno Mrs. CUarlos Nuisinitll
Mrs. Krcl R'.isrs; I Mrs. J. Colqnhon
Miss Elsie Craig Mrs. C. W. Child
Mrs. C. P. Dowt.lES Mrs. 11. ('. IVtmy
Mrs. A. B. P»cbeco ;Mrs. M. Debrman
Mrs. George Schmidt iMrs. J. T. Kelley
Miss Mary Uimbert (Miss Carrie McUce
Or. IyUf>lia SwaD?cr ]Mrs. John Cox
T>r. Lillian Shields [Mr*. C. Morse
Dr. arj'l Mrs. J. K.Mtl. B. W. Reese
Crump I Mrs. C. L. Soule
Miss Elinor Johnson i.Vlrs. Julps Rooe
Miss Mary Ileaton 'Mrs. B. V. Pray
Mifcs Matilda Brown jMiss Sut-pard
Dr. Susan Fenton '.Miss J. i^mon
Mrs. Herbert Jump Ifn. Abbott
Mr. and Mrs. Chrlsto- George W. Fri<"k
pher Kuess | Mrs. C. P. Marlin
Mis. Cbumpreanx |Mrs. Carrau
Mrs. 11. J. Thompson i-Mrs. C. Cleveland
Mrs. V. Lindgard Mrs. K. GarrUon
.Miss .!o-ip I'onovan Mre. Kenyoo
Miss Aniile May Mr?. L. Curtiss
Mrs. Heury Barker Mis. B«:kwith
Mrs. E. A. RiokPr Mrs. Gus Snyder
Mrs. (irant Millar Mrs. George Hal!
Mrs. Aarou Turacr I Mrs. Isa Crawford
Mrs. ]".. C. R.iVjinsun IMIU Alii'f BOMftll
Mrs. Johu Kelley Mi.-s Lillian Murden
Mrs. Hugh B<**S lMrs. H. G. Block
MIM Ethel A.vr.-s IA. J. floutl
Dr. Minora Kihbe Miss Myra Miller
Mrs. A. C. l'owj Miss AcMiiie I'rowll
Mrs. C. K. Baker Miss Jeanetu- Avpry
Miss Margaret Kosrr |Miss A. C. (.'lsr'.Rtianson
Mrs. Theresa MrJCeao |Mrs. Charles Calhotiii
Mrs. (ioorge IngTahaiu JMrs. l>. J. Si»>nser
Un. T. C. N. Walter IMlss Edith Kiuiball
In the receiving line will be:
Miss Brssie J. Wood 'Dr. Susan J. Fenton
Mrs. John Mole ;Mrs. Neilte Nelson
Miss Thfresa Hussau !Mrs. S. L. Case
Mre. J.t'un iiall Mrs. l'Yances .Vlmind
Mrs. Jennie Jordan • Mrs. E. S. Hunch,
Mrs. Peter Orinnimi Mrs. Ida CaiMß
Mrs. <:. J. Alexander Mrs. M. H. Ci.ffee
Miss Annie F. Browu Mrs. (". F. Ilurk
M!:-s Ida Green Mrs. Sturterant-Peet
* * *
February 18 and continuing through
Thursday afternoon, the Alameda dis
trict of the California Federation of
Women's Clubs will meet in the twelfth
annual convention at Rbell club house,
with the Oakland clubs acting as host
esses. Tuesday will be given entirely
to social pleasures.
District officers, club presidents, dele
gates, alternates and members of com
mittees will gather at luncheon in the
cluhhouse Tuesday noon.
The clubwomen will adjourn to De
Fremery park later in the afternoon,
where they will be entertained by the
Oakland playground commission. In
j the evening there will be a reception
iin Ebell club house. The regular work
of the convention will begin Wednesday
morning. Reports will be made by the
chairmen and district officers.
The rumor is abroad that Mrs. John
C. Lynch declines to consider another
term for the presidency. Precedent
gives two terms to the president. It is
probable Richmond will make a bid
for the honor.
■J? * *
In February will be held the state
meeting of the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution, and while the conven
tion will take place across the bay,
the strength of the Oakland, Alameda
and Berkeley chapters will be Impor
tant factors in the vital matters sched
uled for consideration. The session
will convene in Native Sons' hall Feb
ruary 20 for a two days' deliberation. '
* * *
The Mothers' ciubs have planned sev
eral events for March, the reciprocity
luncheon of the Oakland federation
being announced for March 6 at "The
Ferns" in Telegraph avenue. One hun
dred guests will be entertained at this
get together feast.
* ft *
At the Home club March 29 the
Parents and Teachers' association of
the Franklin school will give a card
party. The immediate reason for this
event which follows Easter is the ambi
tion of the club to establish in the
East Oakland school a cafeteria. Mrs.
Samuel F, Rutter is president of the
organization. The general committee
on arrangements includes Mrs. Rutter,
Mrs. E. T. Robinson, Mrs. F. S. Porter,
J Mrs. A. M. Beebe, Mrs. Jules Roos and
j Mrs. J. C. Bohm
The committee and seven guests will
meet February 12 for luncheon to dis
cuss plans for the benefit.
* * *
Seven speakers will attempt to "Find
the Blue Bird In Oakland" Tuesday aft
ernoon at Ebell. The program is given
under the civic section of the club and
is open to the public. On this commit,
tee are Mrs. Sarah Borland, Mrs. Edwin
Booth, Mrs. A. A. Denlson, Mrs. M. B.
Carroll and Mrs. M. de L. Hadley. The
seven minute talks will be given by
j Mrs. Charles J. Woodbury, Mrs. Cora
K. Jones, Miss Mollie Conners, Prof.
Edwin Booth, P. M. FiKher, A. A. DenU
son and Rev, A. W. Palmer.
* * #
The Walters' and Travelers' section
of tlie Twentieth Century club will
Tentative Constitution Is
Formed for Civic Coun
cil Organization
Central Body to Aid Action
on Municipal and Improve
ment Questions
OAKLAND, Feb. 2. —A tentative con
stitution has been drawn up for con
sideration of the Civic council, now
being formed by the United Improve
ment clubs of East Oakland and the
Federated Improvement clubs of North
Oakland. The organization will be
known as the Oakland Civic council.
Its aim is to .constitute a central body
of the civic organizations of Oakland
to further united action on civic and
improvement questions.
F. 1,. Shaw is temporary president
and C. S. King temporary secretary.
The council will consist of delegates
from the civic bodies and meetings
will be held twice every month.
* # ■*
Through its secretary, the Bona Tor
race Improvement club will ask the
street department for plank crossings
at Palm street in Sunset avenue, and
from the north side of Bona street to
the west side of Sunset avenue.
The street committee of the club
has been instructed to obtain the es
tablishment of a grade from Lynde
to Bona street in Sunset avenue, and
to report on the utility of curbing ma
terials. A hearing , whs given Doctor
Carl who was recalled from
acting as a delegate to the United lm
provement ciubs, and F. F. Anderaofl
was placed in his stead. The other
two delegates are W. J. Uownie and 11.
J. Moore.
Through Assemblyman !'. M. Smith,
the United Improvement ciubs east ot
Lake Merritt have petitioned the Ala
meda county delegation for an amend
ment to the publif utilities Jaws. The
amendment provides for the payment
for only actual services rendered. The
protest of the club was caused by the
minimum rate charged users of water,
gas and electricity.
At the meeting of the Thirty-fifth
Avenue dub addresses were made by
W. A. Warm of th? Afameda County
Civic association anil TFTotnas I Casey,
secretary of the Tax association. E. B.
Wiltermeed, Theodore Mason and G.
W. Graham were appointed to co-oper
ate with the civic association.
The speaker at the meeting of the
Melrose Civic center was Mrs. A.
Green, assistant superintendent of the
Emporium and secretary of the Em
ployes' Welfare association. Mrs.
Carolyn G. Holmes, president of the
Fruitvale Woman's Improvement club,
and the secretary, Mrs. llaokins, o£
the same club, also spoke. Refresh
ments were served.
The following officers have been
elected by the members of the Central
Improvement club.: President, R. H.
Clarke; vice president, L. Heinz; secre
tary. C. R. Tinsley; corresponding sec
retary, W. H. Looke; treasurer, E.
A. Nygren; sergeant at arms, J. F.
Dietzman. Reports were received from
the committee o« lighting and fire
* * *
Attorney George Ingraham of the
South Melrose Improvement club spoke
before the meeting of the Galindo
club at its regular meeting.
* * *
Members of the Latham Terrace Im
provement club today took up the
question of the dangerous condition
of the Foothill boulevard, between
Twenty-sixth and Fruitvale avenues.
An effort will bo made to sign prop
erty owners up to give a strip of five
feet to the street, as the street Is
too narrow on either side of the tracks
for teams to pass.
Visiting Churchman Explains the War
Problems Balkan Allies Are
Solving With Turks
BERKELEY, Feb. 2.—Rev. Joseph
Keosseyan, a priest of the Armenian
church, officiated at the late mass at
10:30 o'clock today at Newman hall,
2630 Ridge Road avenue.
Father Keosseyan, who is the first
native Armenian priest to visit the
west, came here to investigate the re
ligious condition of his countrymen
who are resident about the bay. He
will go to Fresno tomorrow.
The priest delayed his departure two
days on being invited to speak to the
Newman club students. He told them
the history of the church and its posi
tion under Moslem rule. He himself is
a survivor of the 1895 massacre, being
saved by a friendly Turk.
He said the Turks were fanatical and
oppressive masters for Christians, and
that their officials nearly all were cor
rupt. He said the sympathies of the
Armenians were overwhelmingly with
the Balkan allies in the present war
against the sultan.
Music at the mass was rendered by
U. I* Ettinger. barytone soloist, and by
the Newman Club Male quartet.
Rev. Thomas Lantry O'Neill, C. S. P.,
chaplain of the club, celebrated the
benediction of the blessed sacrament
at ~ o'clock this afternoon.
Feats Witnessed by Large Crowd;
Japanese to Fly
ALAMEDA, Feb. 2.—Harvey Craw
ford made several flights in his biplane
at the local aviation field today, his
feats being witnessed b£ a large crowd.
G. T. Takasow, a Japanese, has ar
rived here from Seattle with a new
biplane, which he is assembling. Taka
sow Js to install in the machine an
engine owned by Crawford. He will be
the first .Japanese birdman to appear
at the local field.
Aviator Fowler has his large biplane
here. He flew the craft from Tanforan
to this city yesterday. Fowler is mak
ing alterations in his biplane that will
permit the installation of a seat for a
unite in presenting the Tuesday after
noon program this week. At the busi
ness .session preceding the reception
plans for the contemplated clubhouse
will be offered and a report will be
given by the building committee. On
Thursday night Mrs. Stephen J. Sill, a
club member, will give an illustrated
lecture on Italy in Unity hall under the
patronage of the travelers' section.
* * #
California Writers' club will hold an
informal reception Tuesday night at
the Key Route inn, making Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert Bashford the gueats of
honor. BSshford has recently taken
the direction of the dramatic section.
February II a special meeting of the
dub is called to consider the advisa
bility of incorporating. It is proposed
within the year to build a clubhouse
for the accommodation of the members.
* * *
The February dinner of the Home
club Thursday night will be followed by
an illustrated lecture by Prof. William
Dallam Armes of the University of Cal
ifornia. Professor Armes iias chosen
as his theme "The Nile From Cairo to
the Cataract."
Transbay Electric System Comprises One-half as Many
Miles as That of New York City and Fares
Proportionately Are Cheaper
OAKLAND, Feb. 2.—Oakland has half
as many miles of street railway eys
tem as New York city, according- to
figures produced by W. A. Alberger,
general manager of the local system,
who appeared at tho midyeaT confer
ence of the American Electric Railway
association in New York.
Mr. Alberger showed with his figures
that this rity is ahead of the average
municipality in the efficiency of its
urban line?.
It was shown that tho average ride
hi Oakland for a r> cent fare was 6.4
miles from live different directions and
that this distance might be doubled by
transferring , .
In New York the average ride for the
same price is only 5.3 miles.
Mr. Alberger's report takes into con
sideration the fact that Oakland has a
population of only 150,000, while New
York has more than -1,000,000.
"A Fourth Ward Romance"
Is Gripping Bit of Tene
ment Life
OAKLAND. Feb. -.— A girl specialty
crowded the Pantagcs theater this aft
ernoon, attracting the usual amount of
interest that a New Wayburn act al
ways produces. This time it 5s a Bβ!
of girls from across the water, the
original English Bony ballet.
Real heart interest is aroused in the
playlet, "A Fourth Ward Romance."
The act of Janet Louden and her com
pany is a gripping bit, telling a story
of tenement life in all its sordid fea
tures. .Sadness and pathetic < omedy
vie in "A Fonri.li Ward Romance."
There is an abundance of flae music,
the musical feats being led by the
Serenade Trio, three expert performers,
whose work deais with the harp and
the guitar. The instruments blend
perfectly and the repertoire of selec
tions is well chosen. Tom arid Edith
Almond, a pair of talented musicians,
have a musical a< t.
Guistet and Berrie, billed as the
"Sweet Singers From Sunny Spain," ap
pear in a well arranged singing act.
A demonstration of the superiority of
the old sweet s<>ngs is given by Hazel
Folsom, The act of Rice, Bekl_ and
Baldwin, contortionists, id a .spectacu
lar pantomime laid in the everglades of
Marry K. Hill, monologist, is a re
freshing intermission on the bill.
Proprietor Swindled—After arrang
ing , to rent a room for a week for $1,
an unidentified man persuaded Thamaa
Caduff, proprietor of a rooming house
at 546 Third street, to cash a $2it
check he tendered. drawn on the
"French-American" Savings bank. With
the $28 change, the prospective lodger
bought a round of drinks and then dis
appeared. The check was worthless.
Thug* Rob Mariner—Three masked
thugs took $80 from the pockets of
Thomas Davis, second mate of the
steamer Winnebago, in Portsmouth
square Saturday night. The trio,
after stepping , from behind a clump of
bushes, worked swiftly and methodi
cal iy, one holding a hand over Davis'
mouth, while k second stood guard,
leaving the third man free to go
through the victim's pockets.
Saloon Meld l"p—A masked highway
man entered the "Three Brothers" bar,
501 to 507 Washington street. Satur
day night, ami made Juano Guaraldi,
one of the proprietors who was tending
bar, and two guests deliver $35 in cash
to him. The man worked alone and
made his escape.
Patron* Rob Saloon—Three patrons
or a saloon at 5100 Mission street took
advantage of the absence of the pro
prietor, Giacoma Carugli. when he whs
tending to a sick friend in a rear room,
yesterday and stole a sack containing
$275 from behind the bar.
Salewman Kills Himself —Percy E.
Parkhurst, a salesman who recently
came here from Presque Isle, Me., com
mitted suicide yesterday in a hotel at
255 Kearny street. Parkhurst, who was
, about 45 years old ami single, blew out
his brains with a revolver.
Old ( lothen for New—Mrs. A. P. Day,
1550 Fell street, lost three suits of
clothing belonging to members of the
family, after renting a room to two
lodgers named Feller and Fisher. The
lodgers left old clothes in place of
those taken.
JlrasM Tube* Taken—James Moffat,
foreman of the Enterprise foundry, re
ported that 1.3 brass tubes had t>een
taken from the foundry's yard at Fre
mont and Folsom streets. Entrance
was obtained through an unlocked
Thief Taken Raion—H. M. Donahue,
proprietor of a drug store at Market and <
Noe streets, reported to the police that
a burglar had taken seven razors,
valued at $20, and $54.80 in coin. En
trance was by an unlocked window.
Holdup Attempted—A holdup man
with a red bandana mask and a toy
pistol tried to rob George Howard, 17♦>4
Leavenworth street, Saturday night on
Leavenworth street near Green, accord
ing to a report made yesterday.
Sneak Thief Huk.v —Mrs. Ec
deston, 1818 Baker street, told the po
lice a sneak thief had taken ?S0 in
bills and $25 In coin from her home.
The money included a rare $5 gold
piece coined in 1852.
Stout Man Fired At —Hearing , some
one fumblins at his front door with a
k«y, Elmo Maroharid, ]2S Texas street,
Saturday night fired a shot fre-m a rifle
at a stout man in a long overcoat, who
fled down the street.
Hides Are Stolen—S. Bloom, of S.
Bloom & Sons, 2734 Army street, re
ported yesterday to the police that a
burglar had taken half a dozen green
hides from a shed in the Army street
Tool Kit Stolen—\V. A. Tracy, 525
Twenty-eighth street, reported the loss
of his tool kit from the first floor of
a flat building under construction fn
Post street near Polk.
1,o««k Diamond l,ookc<—Theodore
Straven, Alta hotel, 165 Third street,
complained to the detectives that he
had lost a $40 watch and a chain and
diamond locket.
Money and" Watch CJone —Carmalee
Caugwalder of the Kathryn house,
1574 Folsom street, reported tfye theft
of a $40 watch and chain.
Steal Four Hpiih— J. Shian, 666 Ham
ilton street, reported the theft of four
hens from his yard.
Alameda News Notes
♦■ •■
Rev.. K;itlier J. B. I'ra ugbt, Uh> new rector of
St. .Toeppli's parish, inaile his first appearance In
tht> local pulpi;. He itnnounceil tbat hereafter
two masses would be sakl on week days, instead
of one. Tile inat«PH will begin at 7 a:nl 8
i.'eiwk. The blessing of throats will take -place
.M;iiufila renter of the California Civic league
will ii'sM au open forum In Adelpnlan club on
Monday evening. The bills tunt have Iwen in
troflucwl lv the legislature will be iIIbOIIWiT.
Mm. T. 11. Bpadtfr will preside.
Piles, diseases of the lower bowel.
Dr. Reeves, 830 Market, S. F.—Advt.
It was shown that a ride of Iβ miles
rnipht tie liad on the cars of the San
Francisco-Oakland Terminal railways
for 5 cents. This could be done by
boarding a car at the San Leandro sta
tion and debarkinpr at the terminus of
the Arlington line in North Berkeley.
Twenty-seven per cent of the passen
gers in New York take transfers and
the same condition prevails In Oakland.
The conference discussed the estab
lishment of a '"fare zone," similar to the
parcel post zone, by means of which a
system would be put Into effect raising
the farts on streetcars for lonK dis
tances. One suggestion was that a
charge of S cents should be made for a
four mile ride and a few cents addi
tional for all lilies beyond that dis
It is believed that an Oakland man
will bo made a permanent member of
the committee.
Episcopalian and California
Society Services Held in
Berkeley Home
BERKELEY, Feb. 2.—ln the pres
ence of two score former business asso
ciates, pioneers and Masonic members,
the funeral of Jerome Madden, retired
railroad man, was held this afternoon
at the family homo. 2720
avenue. Rev. Edward Lamb Parsons,
rector of .St. Murk's parish church,
offici&ted, assisted )•/ Key. 'l\ Augus
tine Martyn, vicar of fc't. Clement's
chapel, Claremont
The services were dual, first the
formal Episcopalian rites, prayers bs
ing read by the clergymen. Then part
of the ritual of the Society of Cali
fornia Pioneers was read by W. "\V.
The bier stood in the Madden house,
draped with a purple pall, and with a
Masonic emblem in flowers at the foot.'
Nearby sat the pioneers who came to j
California with Mr. Madden, and who I
were his life long associates.
The body was removed from the
home and sent to Sacramento, where
interment will take place tomorrow
under the charge of the Masonic
The pallbearers were: Frank Mil
ler, Berkeley; Philetua Everts. San
Francisco; Captain 11. O. Hamlet of
the revenue cutter service; Francis
O'Donnell, San Francisco: J. L. V.'il
cutt, Oakland; W. C. Morrow, San
Francisco; Arthur Brown, Oakland;
Ernest S. Simpson, San Francisco; W.
W. Hobart and Charles Hale of the
Pioneers' Society.
Spring Designs Make Appear
ance in Park Promenade
Spring headgear of gorgeous plumage
and intricate* design made its appear
ance for the first time in the year 1913
yesterday afternoon in the fashionable
parade on the beach and through
Golden Gate park.
Over there, walking with that y< unsr
man in the light checked suit and
fancy green gaiters is a maiden wear
ing the latest thing from gay Paree.
It Js a huge torpedo shaped affair,
colored like an overripe plum. Straight
from the crown shoots a varicolored
f«--ither, resembling a hodge-podge of
In that bevy of pretty girls who are
looking at the ducks several hats of a
Turkish effect may be seen. One looms
up above the others. It is dome shaped
and crinkly, wriggly, astonishingly
contorted little things like painted
spaghetti, compose the trimmings.
But the hats for spring, 1911:, are
pronounced very chic.
Local Lodge to Be Joined by Interior
Herds in Their Pilgrimage
To Truekee
Snowballs will fly in Truckee Feb
ruary 8 and 9, when the members of
San Francisco lodge No. 267. Loyal Or
der of. Moose, will hold their annual
midwinter migration.
One hundred and fifty member? of
the local lodge will join a large dele-
Ration of Moose from the interior in
Truckee, whore a genuine old fash
ioned snow tight will be stag-ed between
two regiments of Moose. The ICooM
from the interior will protect an im
provised fort, which will be attacked
by the Moose from San Francisco.
The local regiment will be reinforced
by a party of young women of this
city, who will join the migration and
help to roll and hurl snowballs. Among
I the latter will be Miss A. Connolly and
Miss A. Mangini. Among the wives of
Moose who will accompany their hus
bands will be Mrs. C. IC. A. Creighton,
: Mrs. Frank Devlin. Mrs. W. 15. Dorn,
Mrs. L. A. Eaton, Mj - s. T. C. Gray and
Mrs. J. «T. Sweeney.
The delegation will leave here from
the ferry Saturday evening , . February
8, at 7:20 o'clock and will return Mon
day morning at S:3O »clock.
>( iIF- i e v(WHIKr * \ V I fit» ■
Tw*lftb Btrwt Ht;d Broadway, Oakland
"A Fourth Ward Romance"
IEUMADB TRIO, Instrumentalists
"A Nlylit In t!"- Sv,-.imps"
MfRRV K. HII.I<, Monoloffist
Sjif't'ioii'.M- Mofipal Novelty
HAZEi. roi.soM. That Sweet Singer
cilisTAT v\n hi:; Mio
"the I'n.Giinrs progress"
I»ni!y Mati:
Tn-ico Nic'ritlv. 7:i-"i and ft:lo—IOC, We, 80t
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Signature of l^U^^^Uc^ig
Oakland Visitor, Confused,
Is Pulled From Harm as
Car Rushes Past
OAKLAND, 1-Vb. i— Mr«. If. Hark of
j ltcjiii lvi.l a miraculous escape yes
j tecday %viif*n she became conrur.ed on
J the ear tracks of the OakJanU avenue
line at Orange street and Fairaeount
avenue, and si.i' owes lier life I
bravery of If. A. J>o\vn, a conductor.
Down, at tee risk of his own life,
pulled her from the track and out of
the way of a southbound car alter the
i h*M given
ii t> all hope.
Mrs. Hark had loft the home <>f
relatives at 215 Orange street, where
she is visitiuyr, to take a northbound
ear to Piedmont avenue. Down, in
charge of the northbound far, saw the
Wf man on the opposite track, and hie
motorman stopped th<> car just opposite
Mrs. Mark.
AI. Modesia. motormas Of the south -
bound car. s.i\v the woman standing
on the track as he. started do*wn from
the top of the hill into Wran, , ,'" street
and threw on all the brakes. He found
it impossible to stop the c; , r and was
about to run down "Mrs. IFark, when
Down leaned over from his car and
i grasped he*
.Mrs. Hark pulled Down from the
cur and the couple fell !'• the ground
in the narrow space between, the two
cars and rolled under the siu
of the southbound car. Neither Mrs.
Hark nor Down was injured.
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