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12 TUESDAY EVENING OAKLAND TRIBUNE A MAY 17, 1904 Si 1 7 I) -I 1 WS College "mm pianos old to Mill mm -t i mmmmmm. MILLS COLLEGE. CAL. A BRIEF DESCRIPTI ON OF MILLS COLLEGE THE BEST PIANOS HERk. 4 I I IB sat a.

tnmm. a i i i Pcmmer-Eilera Music Company controls the sale of the very choicest pianos, and among these is the staunch-ad time-tried Davis of Rnston. In hundreds of California's, proudest -Cornea tJie Hallett Davis was sold by ouK worthy predecessors; in business here, and these same instruments are giving perfect service today. Almost dally we receive most flattering words of praise a to the beautiful tonal qualities and marvelous- durabilits; of the Hr.lletii Davis piano. No piano will outwear it.

CHICAGO'S BEST AND PATTI'S CHOICE. Then we have the" Kimball the preference of hundreds of the great artlats and musicians of the civilized Every member of the Tiyoll Opera Companv has, for two seasons, used and endorsed the Kimball pianos e'xcluslvely. Adeline Pattl, who wr.a here recently and who has two Kimballs at her castle, Craig-Y-Nos, saya of the Kimball: Craig-Y-Nos CMe, Ystradvnlsis. B. S.

Breconshire, South Wales. July 2S, 189T. Dear Mr. Kimball: It is with great rleasure tht I to acknowledge the safe arrival of the Kimball baby grand piano. It.

ts "indeed a beautiful piano and haa an exquisite tone. It haa already been greatly admired by many connoisseurs who are all united In pronouncing it a chef-doeurre; With kind regards, believe me, Yours very truly. ADEI.INA PATTI. Hundreds of teachers, schools, colleges and convents have purchased the Kimball piano from Pommer-Ell "rs Music and all testify to the superior merits of these now famous pianos. PHILADELPHIA'S BEST.

Then there Is the beautiful Lester fu? Philadelphia. Several good pianos are manufactured in Philadelphia, but the Lester ranks as the leading and foremost fine piano made in the Quaker City. See the new styles of Lrsters now arriving, and more than a dozen other mikes at 5 Pommer-Eilers Music Co. 'a to cbwse' Office of the President. P.

O. Address Mills College P. Cal. POMMER-EILERS MUSIC 653 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. After carefully considering the piano question, we have decided to accept your bid, and to entrust you with the present order for all of the new pianos which the growth of our college has made necessary; and you will please supply at the earliest possible moment twenty-three of the latest Style A pallet Davis upright pianos.

These instruments to be delivered by you in the various buildings at Mills College, in perfect tune and. condition, accompanied by ihe Factory Warranties which are to be countersigned and. endorsed by you. Most respectfully, Vv4 I t.w 4 MDla Seminary was established at Seminary Park, Alameda County, In 1871. In accordance with the set purpoae preriously announced, the Seminary ceased to be private property In 1877.

It was incorporated under the lawa of the State, and deeded br Dr and Mrs. Mills to a Board of Trustees to be held by them and their successors forever for the specified purpose of educatlong young women. In 1885 the institution was incorporated as a college and a charter granted by the State of California, which authoriied Mllla College to confer honors and degrees upon its graduates. The name of the Institution waa then changed to Mllla College and Seminary. The glorious work that has been done and ia being done by this college for the higher education of women is too well known to require any further mention.

Without question, no institution anywhere commands such beautiful location and so many uriequalled advantages. The grounds of Mills College, comprising 150 acres, are simply ideal for tbo purpose, being beautifully Improved and located in the foothills of Alameda County, enjoying almost perpetual sunshine. Thousands of beautiful tree, among them flue natural extensive lawns and wonderful profusion cf flowers, add to the natural beauty of the alte. MILLS SCHOOL OF MUSIC. That the Department of Music occupies an important place in the college la evidenced by the order mentioned above.

Mills College offers the very best advantages to both professional and amateur students for the study of Instrumental and vocal music." This department is prepared to receive students who may desire to combine the study -of music with the scientific courses of the college, as well as those who devote exclusively to the study of music. Twice a vear, before the close of each term, demonstrative examinations are held by Dr. Louis Llsser, the Director of the School of Music, and the Instructors of the faculty, in each branch of the department, piano, violin and vocal classes. Concerts are given Just before the close of each term, where the proficiency of students in the study of the piano, violin and voice is shown by the performance of works of the best classic and modern composers. These semi-annual concerts have been ao generally attended that it has been found necessary to build 'a beautiful concert ball, accommodating an audience of about one thousand.

ji Llsser Hall was opened on January 25. 1802. THE STORE, ITS AIMS AND THE RECORD. The Pommer-Eilers Music Company, who have been ao signally honored by being entrusted with the order for this Immense number of new pianos. Is Just commencing the third year of its business career.

During the two years of its existence in California Pommcr-Elien Music Co. have scld more flue pianos than any other Western concern, not only to nearly six thousand prlvtte homes in the cltV and the State, but also to such institutions as St. Gertrude's Academy, Bio Vista, Sacred Heart Convent, Oakland; St. Franciscan Sisters, Sacramento; Academy of the Holy Names, Pomona, Sacred Heart Convent. Bed Biun.

Cal. as well as to the University of Oregon, Eugene. Dlerke Musical Institute. Portland, University of Idaho, Moscow; St. Mary's Academy, Portland: Brunot Hall, Spokane; St.

Mary's Academy, Spokane; Oregon Agricultural College, Corvallls; Hill Military Academy, Portland; Willamette University, Saleru; St. Mary'B Academy, The Dalles, etc. This Is a record that cannot be equalled by more than two of the other Inrgist r.ud oldest established piano houses In the United States. It has been accomplished because. Pommer-Eilers, breaking away from old prejudices and old traditions, boldly undertook the marketing of pianos on the same up-to-date principles that are applied to other modern enterprises.

New methods, new ides, the One Price principle, the idea of quick sales at small profits, were employed in the retaillrs of line pianos and people patroniied Pommer-Eilers Music Company and are patronizing them today sfmply because they could end can obtain a better piano for less money than can be secured elsewhere. If Pommer-rilers were not in position to do this, there would be no excuse from. i Among the entire selection th're is nSt a poor piano, not a single snide or stencil piano is permitted on. the floor. Every piano sold is unconditionally warranted and the Pommer-Eilers Music Company is the only House that guarantees the price of each piano sold, as well the quality.

"Money back if not satisfactory "that is, the distinct understanding under which and every one of our pianos and organs are sold. Easy payments for those in t'je city or out-of-town who are not prepared to pay all cash. AND THE DECKER, TOO! The Decker Is another fine piano thrt has been sold in San Francisco for upward of thirty years. In onr "Decker" parlor hangs a diploma awarded by the New York Agricultural the best pianos to Mr. Myron A.

Decker, the founder of the ho-jse- The dioloma was granted In 1S58. foo.r years pri'-r to the founding of another htreaeof similar name, which has since passed out of existence. There is bnt one Decker piano today, the original and only Decker Sons of New York. Decker pianos today' are not only letter pianos than were ever made by any Decker, but are without question as fine and beautiful as any other high-grade Amrrican pianos. poWer-eilers music company 473 TWELFTH STREET.

(The Bacon Arcade.) Oakland's modern, busiest, largest and best piano Emporium. The letter and order of which the above Is an exact copy require no comment, Anlrte from being the largest order for hleh class pianos e-placed by an educational Institution, representing In Talue the aggregate sum of $SW4, it also a most elcsant tribute to the merit and ff 'mr-ii SEK I high class character of the staunch old Halletf Duvia piano, and the most sincere and unqualified endorsement California's Youngest and Biggest Music Concern, Fommer-EUer Music Sacra Other stores at San Francisco. Stockton. Eureka, mento, Portland, Spokane and Seattle, I for its existence in California a nd no hope for its continuing in business. WATER RATES ARE SOCIAL.

pany's plant and as to tnelr values. Councilman Cuvellier stattd that it was not clear to his mind why-' 10 per ent had been added for contractors' profits. Adams This refers to the cost of con-struction in the matter of materials useu. The charge of 10 per cent is one mat is always made whether you are constructing a building or a water works. Cuvellier il he other night you said the re-duplicatirig theory was not tn proper one on which to proceed to fix water rates.

Adams I do not think that it is. But in some Tristances you must resorr to it. Cuvellier Why do you use it here? Adams Because there is other way of getting athe amount invested. Elliot tfrom the chair) Can you give the contractor's profits for 1900? Adams No; the company cfrd the most of its own contracting work, thus saving this amount. Elliot What is the amount of the contractors' profits? Adams Ten pep cent.


mind his colleagues that they Were drift ing. He said: "While we may appear to have accomplished something tonight, we havs not. The question has been at random niici not in line with any The only way we can get through this business to- have f. fixed purpose and carry it out. A cer.oin newspaper has likened- tha Council to a flock of sheep without a bell aether since Councilman Howard hns left.

Now. what we want is not for every Councilman to pose as an expert on this water question and try to examine Mr. Adsras, but we do want a leader who v. ill take hold of this question in a way and carry it througn. It will teqtiire careful consideration on the part of this leader to map out a plan and follow it.

I think there is no one tetter able to do this than Mr. Dornin, the president of the Council. I hope he will accept the task and carry i.t through." President Dornin in reply said: "I will accept the position only on one condition. That is that I be allowed to proceed after 1 get started. On a former occasion I tried to do this very thing at the request of the Council but failed to carry It through on account of the numerous interruptions.

I will only attempt to do the cross-examination on the condition that I sm r.ot interrupted." It was tacitly agreed that Mr. Dornin should have the floor at the next meeting, and a motion making him the leader in the matter of the water rate fixing was carried. When the committee convened last Eianche Levy and Mrs. M. G.

Lachmund. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. The party of young people who have enjoyed a ten day' I outing at Invernes returned Saturday evening and are enthusiastic over the delightful trip. The party included Miss Evelyn Craig. Miss Elizabeth Havens.

Miss Letitia Barry. Miss Clarisse Lohse, Miss Irene Bangs, Miss Jessie Craig and Miss Carmen Sutton. Dr. M. H.

Woft'enden and her daughter. Mrs. G. M. left Thursday for a three weeks' tour of the East.

During their stay they will visit tne St. Louk-Exposition." Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Stanford left for the East last Saturday and plan a visit of several weeks. i Mrs.

Edward von Adelung and children left this morning for the Santa Cruz mountains for a month's vacation. They will the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. Earl for a time at their country home, 'Hillside." in Ben Iater they will occupy a cottage at Pacific Grove.

Miss Sarah Bercovich of Oakland waa the guest of friends' In Vallejo recently. Mrs. Preshaw and1 her daughter. Mis Ruth, have returned to their home in Petaluma-after a visit in this city. M.

S. Schenstein was in Nevada City recently on a busine-ss trip. Mrs. H. J.

Curry of Martinez was a guest in this city last week. Company A. Fifth Regiment. N. G.

C. will give a social dance at their armory at 419 Twelfth next Tuesday evening. Tho committeei of arrangements is making extensive preparations to make the affair a success. the water to the consumers, Is valued at J5.0S2.171. The real estate, rights of way.

Sausal water fights and other outside property essential to the running of the plant brings the total value up to $6,940,489. Added to this is the amount of money required for administrative purposes, which brings the total to more than After this report was read by Mr. Adams, F. M. Huston was called to testify as to the real estate owned by the Contra Costa Water Company.

Adams You are familiar with the real estate holdings of the company? Huston Yes. sir. Adams I will ask you if the blue prints I have handed you represent the properties or not? Huston They do. There being no more questions asked by Mr. Adams, the witness was excused.

E. Vandercook was then called by Mr. Adams. He examined the blue prints above mentioned and stated that he was familiar with the properties indicated. Adams; Did you place the values opposite the various pieces of real estate? Vandercook I did.

Adams Did you make those appraisements with any special regard to the water supply attained from the land surface. Vandercook I made the values without any reference to the water. Adams I have no further questions to sk Mr. Vandercook. The Councilmen may question him if they wish.

Mr. Vandercook then occupied half an hour in explaining to the Council theCg-cation and value of the properties as indicated in the report. His principal testimony was as an expert on the values of the real estate owned by the company. In the aggregate he testified that the property of the company in this regard amounted to J201.000. After Mr.

Vandercook was excused Mr. Adams took the stand and testified as to the various portions of the Water Com- H. Dunn, Wickham Havens, Mrs. Henry Dieckman, Mrs. Jean.

Clift, Miss Gertrude Allen, Mrs. Montell Taylor, Miss Edith and Miss Bonnie Downing, Miss Clarisse Lohse, Miss Belle Nicholson, Mrs. D- A. Proctor, Mrs. James Tyson, Mrs.

Roy Mauvais, Mrs. Vernon Waldron, Mrs. Newton Koser, Mrs. George Hammer Mrs. E.

J. Cotton, Mrs. George Gross, Miss Carrie Nicholson, Mrs. Robert Moore. Miss Maud Pope, Miss Alma Brown, Mrs.

Churchill Taylor, Mrs. A. A. Long. Mrs.

Fred Morse, Miss Eva Langworthy, Mrs. Charles Lovell, Mrs. Felton Taylor Mrs. Frank Watson, Mrs. O.

P. Downing. Mrs. W. S.

Page of San Francisco. Mrs. Lee Cole Mrs. Edward Engs. WHEELOCK WHIST CLUB.

Mrs. Charles G. rale entertained the Wheelock Whist Club last Friday at a delightful meeting held at her home. Mrs. Yale was assisted in receiving her guests ber daughters, Mrs.

Wilton D. Bailey and Miss Enid Yale. After an enjoyable game the two pretty souvenirs were carried 3ff bv Mrs. Andrew Fine and Mrs. Edward Palmer.

The substitutes at this feasant meeting included Mis. Arthur Crellin. Mrs. Charles Minor Goodall. Mrs.

Edward Palmer. Mrs. Samuel Brech and Mrs. Louis Tasheira. WHIST TOURNAMENT.

Arrangements are now complete for the large whist tournament to be held tomorrow evening in St. Francis de Sales Hall for the benefit of the church fund. Among the handsome prizes secured are a jeweled laanp. two rocking chairs, pictures, silver spoon, painted plate, handsome leather oag, china cup. saucer and plate.

Eohemian glaf3 vase, jardiniere, gas lamp; Japanese sh3des, sofa cushions and other handsome prizes. A bevy of pretty girls will act as including: Miss McNamara. Miss Hazel Journal. Miss -Margaret Rice. Miss Gertrude Hanly.

Miss Laura Canty, Misses After the meeting of tjie City Council last night the Committee of the Whole met and took evidence relative to the value of the Contra Costa Water Company's plant for rate fixing purposes More than two and a half hours were consumed in questioning Engineer. Arthur L. Adams. E. Vandercook and V.

M. Huston. Some of the necessary ground was gotten over, but mos: of the questioning was without objective and 6s a result much 'of the ground charged up as being valued at J19.000. Do vou add 10 per cent to that? Adams Yes. Pendleton Does not the constitution of the State give you the right to lay these pipes? Adams Yes, under I.

certain conditions. When the pipes iare laid underground. Elliot I see you have made a charge for the good will of the company. Adams it is more than the good will of the business? It is what is sometimes called franchise value or going As the hour was then late the committee adjourned until next Thursday evening. covered las1 night will have to gone over again when the Committee or tin: night Engineer Adams had the tabulated report of the properties of the Water Company.

A copy of these figures was submitted tc each of tbe Cminrilmpn. tn Whole mfftf rnursaay evening. During the last three sessions of th" Committee of the Whole the original plan of "allowing one of the members of the Council to conduct cross-examination of Mr. Adams has not been adhered to. This plan, through some mischance, has miscarried on every opportunity.

The fact that little progress was being made toward fixing the wate rates led cllman Cuvellier. just before the committee adjourned last night, to gently re I assist in tin- comprehension of the vexed 1 problem before them. The aggregated value the water pipes, mains, real i-s-: late and other holdings of the company foot up, according to the figures of Mr. Adams, at J7.000.6oo and a trifle over. The total structures of the company.

I which includes the pipe lines, wells and of the equipment necessary to convey k-jt mc srtlfl WEAK MEN Our treatment will quickly and naturally restore the fire and vlg-jor of yduth. We want A- pretty wedding took place last Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. Ernst of 888 Forty-fifth street when Miss Hattie Ernst became the bride of "George Anderson of Val-lejo.

The ceremony was performed by i.e Rev. Mr. Yoto of the German Lutheran Church and was witnessed by only the relatives and intimate friends of the young people. The house was beautifully decorated with roses, ferns, palms and fruit blossoms. A canopy was formed of palms and bright foliage in the bay window of the drawing-room and a massive bell of La Marque roses marked the scene of the pretty wedding ceremony.

The bride' Wore a dainty gown cf white organdie and carried bride's roses while the maid of honor Miss Annie Ernst and the' bridesmaid Miss Ethel Wallace wore white gowns trimmed in. blue. Little Gertrude Chappell and Gertrude Rademan acted as flower girls. The groom was attended by Hugh Bankhead and Thos. Price.

After the ceremony a supper was rerved and those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Madison, Mrs.

McKnutt, Mrs. Bowls, Mrs. Rademan, Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Stottmeister, Mrs.

Martin. Mrs. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. P.

O. Ernst, Mr. and Mrs. Goldspring. Mr.

'and Mrs. Phillys, Mr. and Mrs. Fallmer, Mr. and Mrs.

Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Bankhead, Mr. and Mrs. Geikie, Mr.

and Mrs. Holden, Mr. and Mrs. Rankwltz. Mr.

and Mrs. George Anderson, Mr. Campbell, MissP3 Annie Ernst, Ethel Wallace, Annie Goldspring, Jessie Martin, nil 4" lull fowl 12. tf I a to appeal to your Judg- la ment and Intelligence. s'Stk Call on ua or write for '3 our Illustrated book.

No. 18- lt uily explains our remarkable treatment. BROS. GO, HAS THE LARGEST LINE SHOWN ON THIS SIDE OF THE BAY OF 5k Sent securely sealed. ii: i rreo.

ueea wun our Soluble Medicated Ur ENDEAVORS AT SOUTH BERKELEY. i The program for the next quarterly convention of the Alameda County Chris-tion Endeai'or Union, to be held at the Park Congregational Church in South Berkeley, Saturday, May 21st. is as follows: AFTERNOON SESSION 3 P. M. Praise servies.

led bv.H. E. Keifer. Quiet Housed by H. W.

Miller. Address of welcome, Doremus Scudder. Response, H. W. Miller.

Address. "Vjhat Is the Mission of Chris -tioo EndeavQ?" J. E. White, President Of California C. E.

Union. Solo. "The "Voice, of the Father," Miss Ruth Address, "Has Our Mission Been Rev. H. J.

Vbsburgh. Alice and Mae Kenton. Miss Marguerite O'Connor. Miss Katherine Fleming, Miss Stella and Miss Eva Slavich, Miss Nellie Shea, Miss Katherine Dougherty and; 3iiss Grace Madden. The tournament will begin at 8:15 Wednesday morning.

Old Butoh mstsS Mission Furniture To appreciate the attractiveness and rich appearancej this kind of Furniture gives a room, you should comer in and see, even if you don't buy and don't intend to buy. We are glad to show ethral Crayons, will quickly cure all drains, losses, gleet. a strictures premature decay, prostatic enlargements, etc. A safe and simple home cure. Given or sent on 10 days' trial and-approval.

Dr. Llewellyn, one of our staff of physicians, has discovered a mysterious remedy (applied locally), will give action and produce results in 5 minutes. Hours 9-9. Sundays 10-1. Don't hesitate, write today.

HEALTH APPLIANCE 6 O'Farrell San Francisco, Cal. MUSICAL EVENING. Miss Jlibel Gray Lachmund has ent out cards for a musical evening and dance to be given Saturday at the Town and Gown Club in Berkeley. The-artists who will contribute to the program include Miss Florence Young, Miss Pearl Tuttle Mrs. J.

L. Tiernay. Mrs." Belle Parsons Ockenden, Miss Minnie McAvoy, Miss Address. "Tfee Future of Christian En- i 6 ft a-fbibSSWA-tfu (ft: May Goldspring, Gennie Geikie, Lizsie Geikie. Emil Rankwitz.

Jennie Buchanan, Margaret Buchanan; Daisy Flynn, Florence Fallmer, Irene Fallmer. Ruth and Elva. Phillvs. Ger trude Chappell, Ellie Rademan, Ger Jeavor; what" will we make of it?" Rev. H.

Maar. i- -x Santo Rosa 1904," Rev. Dwight E. Potter. Question Box." conducted by J.

W. Hatch and A. M. Sutherland. Basket lunch, S.

Rodgers, toastmaster. EVENING 7:30 P. M. Praise led by aJ T. Sutherland.

Devotional, led by" George O. BordweU. Anthem. "Ashamed of Jesus." "Santa Rosa. 1904 J.

tE. White. Solo. Charles W. Brock.

Address, Spiritual Problems of the Society," Rev. Dwight E. Potter. Hymn 789. Address, "Splritua Problems of the Individual." I.

N. Hallidayf Consecration service led by Dr. Sara E. Wise. Mispah.


Harry Goldspring, Albert Anderson, Sturrick Geikie, Sam Goldspring. George Ernst, Robert Fallmer, John Martin and George W. Goldspring. i' -U 1-. v- i Vl f.

ALL OLD RIGS HAVING BEEN DESTROYED LARGE CARD PARTY. To Mrs. Henry Rosenfeld belongs the distinction 6t planning the prettiest luncheon of the monn given yesterday at the HoteUSL Francis BY FIRE LAST JULY. BRAIN-FAG Native Ash. Finished fti it we rp or Fumed Brown.

Dutch Tile and hand painted. Desk 36 inches wide. MISSION CHAIR. Beauty does not imply elaboration or ornament. Simplicity in character and design is characteristic of the Mission style and TUDEBAKERllROS.

fjQMMKY OF CALIFORNIA. I MARKET AND TENTH STREETS, SAN FRANCISCO. across thebay. The color scheme was pink and satin baskets of that' exnui- site shade were laden with trailing pink and white sweet peas and feathery ferns and were grouped at intervals on the circular table. The guests numbered forty-ftve fend after the dainty luncheon in he-red dining-room a game of five hundred was enjoyed in one of the large parlors.

Mrs. W. S. Gage of San Francisco, carried off the first prize and Mrs. Ernest J.

Cotton secured the, second while Mrs. George De Golla was awarded the consolation Among the guests yesterday were Mrs. Emmet Nicholson. Airs, J. lias no terrors 1for the one who eats Grape-Nuts The Brain Food Get the little book.

"The Road to Wellville" In each pkg. -Won4' Fair space 103,. Agricultural Building. that is demanded in the interests of utility and art. The framework is selected grain quarter Sawed Oa lc in weathered inish.

Covered in genuine Mission Roan Leather. HQOK BROS. GO. We will mail you our catalogue. 415-419 TWELFTH STREET AND 414-418 ELEVENTH STREET, OAKLAND..

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