Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on July 19, 1910 · Page 9
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TUESDAY EVENING, " - OAKLAND TRIBUNE" 11 JULY 13. 1910 9 1 V ) laws STRONG ABM TO IB SPEED BUB Elmhurst Demands Fixing of Minimum Fine to Stop - Scorchers. - ORDINANCE IS ASKED TO REMEDY SITUATION Numerousccidents Recited in i Effort to Push the Request 'Through Council. , A determiiied effort to place a ban upon the speed burner ami so Insure protection to. pedestrians is to be made by the dity -jcour.cll if the expressions of opinion by members- of the city's legislative body, made at last night's meeting?' are j-arried into effect. The matter was brought out In connection with a petition, from'. the Elmhurst Board of '; Trade, presented to the council through Councilman R. C. Vose, asking that an ordinance be framed placing a minimum fin for; violating the speed limit, and raiding this minimum on a graduated scale for each succeeding offense. Numerous accidents of recent date resulting from reckless driving of automobiles were brought to the attention of the council, and the extensive ltst of violations of the speed limit which mark' the blotter In the police courts each week commented upon. The eoun-eilmeh expressed themselves as- determined to stop reckless driving at any cost, and to provide, if necessary, for" the levying Of a fine as high as $300 for violation of the speed .ordinance. In taking, up the matter, the advice of Judge Mortimer Smith Of Police Court No. 1. was asked, and' it is possible' that In framing the ordinance suggestions will be made by him based on his experience In dealing with (the speed burners in , court. C f REFER TO KILLING. The Elmhurst Board of Trade In presenting: Its- petition to the council, - referred to the killing of Christian Gra-zlno by an automobile, last week, and 'enclosed a clipping from a newspaper showing that" the driver of the machine was violating several rules of the roadi and that after the accident, he made , no attempt to assist his victim, but escaped 'without being arrested. Reference .was alro nade to the persistent speeding of pleasure parties In the annexed district, where the drivers feel that they are freer .from the surveil- ' lance of the police. J Councilman MT" R. Bronner spoke of the running down of a man on Seventh Ftreet recently, and of the reckless driving pf machines on streets carrying street cars and railways. lie asked that the matter be considered, seriously by :he council arid something done to miti- Orate the objectionable condition. The pe-tition Ifrom Elmhurst was finally referred to, the ordinance and judiciary committee; with a recommendation to frame a stringent ordinance covering thersltu-atian. ! . - ,- On the suggestion of Councilman Vose, T. C. Tillmanrepresenting the Elmhurst Board t Trade, addressed the council, lie sail: i VICIOUS HABfT. "Complaint after, complaint lias been made ;by residents of my . district of the recklers and "" vicious habit of automobile drivers who drive at a breakneck late in the. annexed district, 'without Vcare for the danger to life and limb or M of road vehicles. They go at a terrific r rate Of speed, and when arrested, th? small fine imposed Is but a joke to many of them. We have asked the police why the nuisance cannot be abated, and have been Unformed that while the present ordinance" places a.maximum of $310, no minimum for the offense Is specified, and a fine of $lr to $25 is imposed in court. This i we think is not enough to, curb this- nuisance." Councilman Elliot agreed that a heav-4 ler Sine should be imposed, especially for second ana third offenses. lie asked the advice of Judge Smith as to the possibility of imposing a minimum fine In the ordinance. Judge Smith said: MINIMUM DIFFICULT. "Itj Is difficult to fix upon a minimum fine as being Just to aU. There are some cases in which emergency Is the real reas-on for the speeding, and it would be unjust to Impose a heavy fine in such a case. There are other cases in which the offense is accidental, and Is committed for the first time. Here also a limavy fine-would be unjust. There has been only one case,' or a man being arrested twice for speeding that has come up In -my. ; court, and the driver was finen $100,'" - Councilman Elliot complimented the Jurist on the amount of the fine and stated that ho was unaware that so large a penalty had .ever been imposed in Oakland for this offense. 'lie suggested, however, that a few large fines might pert to discourage the speeders. If a few were used as an example Jn Oakland. TRAFFIC ORDINANCE. An ordinance, introduced some weeks ago. and passed upon favorably in committee and by the city attorney, regulating traffic and care of vehicles, was ordered passed to pririt by, the council last night. Points not covered In it, may be taken up In the proposed anti-speeding' ordinance suggested.. The petition from Elmhurst which raised the question is as follows: "To 'the Oakland CItv Council, Oakland. Cal. '' "(3ent!em4n: ' your petitioners.: respectfully show; "That at the last regular meeting-of the. Hlmhurst. Board of Trade we -were appointed ns a committee from raid board to present to your honorab'e body the following facts and to request that yoii take the action hereinafter prayed. "'That ever since the annexation of Elmhurst to the city of Oakland, and prior thereto, it has been, and now Is, the habit of automobillsts and motorcyclists to run their machines on East Fourteenth street, the main thorough- iic ji uui rL-iin Luc cit , ai a rate ?f speed exceeding the spejd limit -heretofore established by the city-ordinance. . t'That, of late. , several 'serious accidents- have occurred on account of fast Jnd reckless driving of automobiles and motorcycles. ' FATAL INJURIES. vTbat. the newspaper clipping annexed hereto is substantially a, true and correct account of one of J he most recent :f -a-i.l accidents, and that the said Christian Oirazlno, mentioned In said "lipping as the victim of said accident, is. still expected to die as the result of thev injuries sustained by him on account of said accident. "That, every resident of our section of he city and others who have occasion ;o be upon the said East Fourteenth ttreet. are in danger of life and limb by to being upon the said street. I "That since the Oakland city police i.vti been stationed In our community. Pastors' Wives Honored at Reception ah Church 3e29l L ' : 'A J Reading from left to right : former pastor of the United Brethren Church of this city, and . Mrs H'aller, wife of the ngwly-appointed pastor of the United Brethren Church. i Arrowsmith, Photos. Members of the various societies of the church and the parishioners pg the I'nlted Brethren Church gave a reception last evening In the parlors Of the s church, -Thirty-fourth street, to ReJ. Harry II. Ilaller, the newly appointed pastor xt that church, and his wife, and also gave a farewell to ! the retiring pastor. Rev. Marion Drury.ifand Mrs. Irury, "who will leave tomorrow for Oregon, where Dr. Tu-ury will head the Philomath College, a' denominational institution. The church; parlors were artistically decorated fori the occasion with choice cut flowers and greens, making an effective backgroxind. Many representatives of sister churches enjoyed the evening, which was considered one of the most successful in the history of the church. I ARRANGED BY, WOMEN.-- The affair liful been arranged by the women of the church, and refreshments were served by them iii a oharming manner. Th tajh-s carried out the color scheme of tlia reception room. During the evening Rev. S. E. Crowe presented th following resolutions in appreciation of the services of Dr. Drury, and they were adopted by an' enthusiastic standing vote: "Whereas. Rev. M. R. Drury of the T'nitea Brethren Church of Oakland has been called from the pastorate to a wider horizon and ever extending, field of labor, n theipresidency of Philomath College, Oregon therefore, ' "Resolved, Thar it is the sense of a common brotherhood, -both ministerial and lay, of this city, that in the goifrSLof J)r. Drury Oakland loses one of her lost rronoiineed leaders It individual-anflclvlc ilghtoousnss. a preacher of marked abll- j lty, a successful pastor and a brother beloved. "Second. We congratulate Philomath College in the "personnel of Its new president. Rev. Dr. Drury. whose broad and commanding scholarship, whose life of loyalty to God and the church. . whose splendid vision of the future of Christian education, whose grasp of men and of faith in God. we are convinced so eminently fit him for this new and exacting field of service, and in 'ouv congratulations we likewise goffer our prayer for glorious victory in! every field of conflict, till God sh3ll say !it is enough, land the crown is won." PROGRAM ELABORATE. An elaborate program was carried out undi-r the direction of J. II. Mitchell.: president of the boartPof trustees, as fol-; lows: Hymn, "Blest bethe.tle that binds";: prayer by the Rev.; Geo. Morris of Ala-: lneda; piano solo. Miss Ethel Ixmg; ad-; dresses by the Reverends Ievi Gregory: of the Friends Church, and S. E. Crowe: of the Golden Gate Methodist Church, on; behalf of the North Oakland churches;,' solo by Carl Anders.on. Richard Wilkins! accompanist: address, "The Community,"! repeated arrests of the -said offending; automobilists and motorcyclists . have been "made. -upon Ihe 'ground of violation' (it the said city ordinance. , But the saldj arrests have not accomplished the,, de-j sired results of curbing the said fastj traveling by renspn, of the'fact. as youp petitioners are informed and believe, tha the said iclty ordinance provides a maxl-f mum and no minimum punishmeivt fof tho said rffenders.. thereby giving them the opportunity to, escape with a email fine or reprimand. ASK MINIMUM. "That as it is necessary to prevent the said fast traveling within the saitf city limits that said ordinance be so amended as to provide a minimum puni-lshment for the first offense and a more severe punishment for a subsequent ofj-fenFe. "Wherefore, your petitioners pray that your honorable body amend- sai,d ordinance by providing such a minimuiln punishment for said offenders or thftt you take such action as you shall be advised and as to you seem just and warranted by the facts .set forth in this petition. (Signed) "T. C. TILLMAN, "CHARLES. S. MELTO, "PHILLIP REILIjEY. TWO AUTOS COLLIDE." STANFORD UNIVERSITY. July 19 Two autos collided at the campus gates Sunday night. .One machine was run by J. S. Smalley, a local chauffeur, '-and the other machine by P. J. Peterson, Palo Alto contractor and hay dealer. i -Both drivers were thrown from the machines and the big cars were so baijlly injured that they had to be carted away to the Palo Alto repair shops. Neither autoist was badly Injured. LEAP TO SAFETY". CHICAGO. July 19. Rare presence mind was disiCpFd yesterday when O. Nelson, driving In, an automobile with Miss Hellen Smakel. ' seized his companion in his arms and leaped to safetyjon the pilot of a train that threatened them with death. The Incident occurred at Roselle, Ills., where the Elgin road crosses the Paul track. Chicago. Milwaukee & St. The couple were drivin toward Chicago and, as- they were" on (the tracks a defect in' mechanism abruptly stalled the car. ,L,- . A rreight train was rushing towiarrj them. The engineer applied the .brakes, but the train maintained its velocity.) As it was about to crush the automobile and its occupants. Miss Smakel's otjly injury was in nervous shock. Mrs. Marion Drury, wife of the Mrs. T. J. Bauder; greetings from jthe t'bited Brethren Church. Portland, Oregon, by Mrs. R. R. Rohr; piano , .elections. Miss Hthel Ijong; reading by Miss Alma Wagner. "As the Moon Rose"; jad-dfess, "Charles W. Knights, for . the Shm-i?" School Unci Christian -Endeavor (Society; address by the Rev. T. J. Bauder, one of the early pastors of the church; address, J. A. Ft-kes, on behalf of the official board of the church. The addresses v?re all felicitous and were responded to by the new pastor, the Rev. if. II. Ilaller, and his wife. In words of appreciation for the cordial reception given them, and by Dr. M. R. Drury, and itrs. Drury. who spoke ' of their happv relations in Oakland and of their many lends whom they leave with regret. PRESENTED WITH LADLE. Mrs. J. II. Mitchell, on behalf of the iL,ai!iB.s Aid and Woman s Missionary Society, presented lr. and Mrs. Drury with a solid silver soup ladle' with the inscription, "From the Oakland Fnited Brethren Church. 1910." The gift was accepted lty Dr. Drury as only one among many Expressions of kin-Tly arid affectionate ij-egard, - which he and his wife have received from th.-ir "loyal people during their residence in Oakland. Bouquets were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Ilaller and tOTthc Rev. T. J. Bauder, k former pastor. Among those present were: Rev. and Mrs. S. E. Crowe, Rev. Devi Gregory, Rev, and Mrs. Geo. Morris. Rev. and Mrs. T. J. Bauder. Rev. W. II. Cooke. Mr. Cari Anderson. Richard Wilkins. Misa Ethel T.ong, Mrs. B. F. Long, Walter Bong. Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Mitchell. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Stephens.' Mr. and Mrs. C. S. M. Bartlet. Mr. and Mis. Fred Ting, Mr. hnd Mrs. John Xaismith. Mr." and Mrs. il.-Knights, Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Zuer-ner, Mr. and Mis. A. A. H iskill. Mr. and Mrs". jT.hos. W. Lee, Mrs. Amelia Blewctt. 1,11-jlian Blewett, Mrs. C. S. Warner. Miss jAlice Warner Mrs'. S. P. Wagner, Miss jAlma Wagner. J. A. Fickes." Mr. and !Mrs. John Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. At- weii, Mrs." Maggie Cobsirn, John Trotter, Mr. ami Mrs. T. M. Moore. Mr. and Mrs! AVm. Anderson. Mrs. Dora Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Yannke, Mrs. Win. Austin, Mrs. Jane Bowes, Margiic Bowes, Violet Johnson, John. Foster, Mrs, Caroline Foster, Mrs. Alice Be Tourneau AI-lred S. Dingle. Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Anderson. Mrs. J. R.-TJardner, Mrs. M. B. Gardner Air. and Mrs. David McCarron. Miss. May Cretser, Miss Blossom Cret-ser, Dr. W. R. Reud, Miss Xeva Rend.' Mrs. Bofs Falvey. , Miss Bessie G. Fal-vey, Mrs. A. M. Ptxilsen. Mrs. Annie Wright. Mr. and Mrs. Edward James, Brice Brown. Andrew Dunbar. Mrs Ellen Brown, Mrs'. York. Mrs. Ixla IIull, William Hull, Miss Emma Troxel! of Durham, Cal.. P.-of. and Mrs. i,i winter Sacramento. Mrs. U. B. McVkk-erv, Mrs' Katie De Aloy, Mrs..-Catherine! Spooner Mrs. Sanford. Miss Jocrlin Xewmann Mr. Sherwood, II. B. Dannis, and Mrs' R. R. Rohr. IRISH SOCIETIES IING TO JOIN Big Convention Now Being Held'by Hibernians of -J Country. . PORTLAND, Ore., July 10. Neither Dublin or Cork are more typically Irish today than Portland, for at ' noon the forty-seventh biennial convention xt the Ancient Order of Hibernians began its week's session. X'ntil the credential committee makes its report the number of delegates will n 'be---kftn.-n-hilerf: the convention formally opened Ml noon the Masonic Temple, the program of fthe j initial day began with . pontlficial higii mass at the cathedral. 1 Archbishop Alexander Crist! officiated and Bishop Carroll of Montana delivered the serntbn. ; Prof. P. E. Sullivan of this city called the convention to order at noon. Three important subjects are scheduled to come before the body for action. First is a proposition to unify the four great Irish societies the Fnited Irish League, the Seinn Feinn. the Gaelic Lesgue and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The main obstaMe td unification -probably will be in finding a common ground on which the Fnited Irish League and the Seinn Feinn cart unite. ' The circulation of a report yesterday that the Massachusetts delegation had split on the subject of tke endorsing of Matthew Cummings for r-e-elec'tion as national president caused a ripple of excitement. The delegation called a meeting today am! passed a resolution declaring a unit in favor of Cummings.- BLACKSMITH BURNED. H. McMenomy. a blacksmith- living at 121 Adeline street, accidentally drove a piece of hot Iron an Inch Into his knee today. He then went tp the Receiving Hospital for treatment. He was hammering -the iron vvhrn his tongs slipped in such a manner that the next stroke of the hammer caused the piece of Iron to fly from the anvil. FITCHBURG WOULD HAVE TAX RATE L Improvement Clubs Join in the General Protest Against the Property Assessments. FUTURE OF OAKLAND ALSO BROUGHT UP Secretary A. A.Denison Out lines Work of the Chamber of Commerce. ' .. I. -V FITCHBURG, July 19. At a joint meeting of the Fitchburg and Yocum Avenue Improvement clubs, .held In the hall of the former at the' corner of East Fourteenth and Gorge streets last night, a discussion which, started with the advantages of the proposed new commission form of government wound up in a lively discussion of the unjustness of the rates of taxation which have been levied in this dfstrict since the annexation. After Secretary A. A. Denison hffel been hartily aplauded in a talk iii which he outlined to the members of the club the work of the Chanber of "Commerce, of which ; he was the deputized representative, in the building of a "greater Oakland." and after Richard M. Hamm, freeholder, and A. V. Sefton, secretary of the Central Labor Council, had both had the floor. President C. Borree of the Im-improvement club challenged if there was a representative of the city government present. After a, prolonged silence and no movement on the part of the gathering he went on to saj that inasmuch as Oakland had prom-t lsed the people of Fitchburg before the annexation that the county-as sessed valuation of property woul4 be that accepted by the city for the next 5 years and inasmuch as In som cases the taxes had ben raised to aW most double within the last year the elu-b was desirous ofhaving tills interesting little knoj unraveled for them. i rxBrnPKNKD iikaut. As no representative seemed to be present for all of the fact that- It was understood that there would be someone, different members arose and unburdened themselves with a recital of the wrongs they had suffered since the annexation. It was shown in a great number of cases where the as-sesed value of property had ben considerably raised along East Fourteenth street, and one club member, J, N'. Chandler arose and waved In the air his receipt. for personal taxes for the last two years, claiming that these had increased 100 per-cent. These were passed around .and examined untU they reached II. Kinjg, deputy a,sessor for the city, who discovered that the last named document bore the- signature of his own name. In the confusion and cross talk which was going on he arose and finally made himself heard, and enlightened the plaintiff that the - city-could not enter into any agreement on personal property taxes to run over a period of rive years. lie explained that this could apply only to real estate. " I.KOXAK1) EXPIi VIXS. XX this Deputy Assessor A. A. Leonard arose and explained why certain property values hail ben assessed, higher this year than last. He stated that It had ben found that properties on Fourteenth street stood the same assessment as those farther back, which were rated at a great deal smaller value, and that the city in changing the! assessed value of the Fourteenth strc&t properties were only endeavoring to equalize the taxes amongst the property owners. Both King and Leonard said that they had dropped into the meeting without .'knowledge that any one was looking for their scalp, and had they known that they were running into the tangle they would have "steered clear" of the hall. The meeting ended in the best of feeling all -around. .Richard Hamm in a wellput talk explained his position and attitude towards the new charter, having been elected as one of the freeholders. He said that he was the nominee of the Union Labor Conference, but that when he met with the other fourteen freeholders who would bear in mind that he was serving primarily the interests of greater -Oaliland. AMALGAMATION OF. IDEAS. UThe result of the work of the fres-holdero will be I believe, an amalgamation of the ideas of all of the members, which will be for the best, I think. I have in mind that the present charter is a worn out article and that as representing . a progressive community the new charter will be better twenty years 'ahead of time rather than twenty years behind. The freeholders stand for progression and when they are drawing up the charter they will bear in mind the goal of the communities on this side of the bay, in an amalgamation of the bay cities into a city and county government. I am pledged to see that Oakland labor and industry ps to be given preference as much as is possible in public works." j Secretary A. A. Denison of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce talked along the same vein in putting forth the economic need of the city in patronising home industries. If the people would realize their dream of a greater Oakland. He pointed out the Cadantages of the city, its unexcelled climatic conditions that allow a man to do a good day's work without suffering from the extremes of temperature and enable him to come to work with the benefits of a good nisrht's I rest. Freeholders' Board To Organize Tonight Session Arranged to Be Held in Council- Chambers This Evening. The board of freeholders will meet in the council chamber at 8:30 o'clock tonight to organize by the election of a president and secretary. Who either will be cannot be .determined until th? nominations are madeand acted upon. In all probability the :- choice for president lies between George VVV. Iornin, a for- i mer president of the council sinrl ilhprf J H. Klliot. a member'of the present coun-- oil. As to tne secretaryship, there are four candidates in the field, namely: Roscoe S. Gray, who was slated last week for secretary with Elliot for president: Fred L. Button, secretary of the board of freeholders which framed the present charter of Oakland; Harry L,. Wuerth, secretary of -the late Greater Oakland charter convention, and Harry -- Encell. WEKED CITIES CELEBRATE TRAIN'S ARRIVAL First Passenger on Western Pacific to Reach Here on " August 27. The arrival of the first passenger train over the newly-;completed road , of the Western Pacific, which has been definitely set for August 27, will be made the occasion for a. monstrous civic celebration. The Chamber of Commerce will appoint a committee of fifty members in conjunction with other bodies to arrange for the celebration, which will Include all cities on this side of the-bay, and be-nation-wide . in its importance. - J The delegates from the various com- mercial organizations on the coast who will visit the commercial bodies in the large coast cities of China tind Japan will leave August 23, taking with them large quantities of California products, including fruit and wines, for distribution among their hosts pn the other side of the water. Dr. J. M. Shannon has been suggested as the other possible candidate to represent the local body and the appointment will be made within a few days. Other action taken by the chamber this morning was. the resolution to employ responsible parties to compile a complete statistics on the manufacturing interests of Alameda county. The body will also send - delegates to the International Irrigation Congress, which meets In Pueblo. Colo., September 26 to 30. and to the second - National Conservation Congress, which meets In St. Paul September 6 to 9 inclusive. The delegates have not as yet been" decided upon. Law and Part Played by Stan- : ton Advanced as Campaign Argument. j PAN FRANCISCO, July 1 9. Reverting to the good accomplished by his part in the establishment of the direct primary law, politically known as the Wright-Stanton measure, the campaign managers for rhll A. 'Stanton, candidate for governor, are materially advancing the aspirant's popularity throughout the state. The fact that Phil Stanton forced the passage of- the direct . primary measure, at '1 tinio , i - T . (tfl .1aao c ci 1 ....... - certain is oeing usea to great advantage. On the basis of results accomplished during Stanton's eight years in the California assembly, the Stajiton backers are obtaining widespread and effective publicity in the central and northern parts of the state. Dozens of interior newspapers are declared to be coming out In favor of the southerner. It Is pointed out by advocates of the direct primary measure that the first test of that law in California, which will be demonstrated on August 16, has ' been emphatically endorsed by former President Roosevelt, what recently took a decided stand in Nftw - Vork stater in favor of direct primary legislation. ' Negress Jabs Finger In Her Jailer's Eye Nellie Bryant the ', small negress who last week slapped Sheriff Barnet in the face when refused permission to see Mrs. Isabella J, Martin, today stuck one of her fingers into Chief Jailor "White's eye, and was promptly transferred to the detention department of the Receiving Hospital to wait examination for insanity. Tho woman has-been a source of troii-blo ever since she was locked up, and h'-is resisted the orders of the jail of-fic'als and created disturbances. MANIAC FIGHTS CAPTORS. C. A. Harries, who was arrested on a charge of insanity in Alameda, was transferred to Robinson's sanitarium at LIvermore yesterday, the trip being a fight ah the way from Oakland to his place of detention. The trip was made by automobile with two guards who, though Ilarri&s was hound hand and foot, had their hands full to control him. DIRECT PRIMARY USED IN BATTLE Half -Price Sale of Ostrich Plumes Begins Tomorrow (Wednesday:) Morning This special sale will be held in the Milliner' Section on the second floor take .elevator. We have taken several hundred Plumes from regular stock and have marked them at exact-, ly half price. The colors are black, blues, grays; white, madeira, red, , greens and some shaded : . $1.00'. Plumes NOW . $1.50 : Plumes NOW h $2.00 S2.50 $3.00 $5.00 Plumes NOW . . .; Plumes NOW Plumes NOW Plumes NOW Clearance of Hammocks ' Thirty-six of the best-values from" our big stock of high grade Hammock, all there are left. To insure a quick sale prices have been reduced : $1.50 Hammocks reduced to 90c $1.75 Hammocks reduced to .$1.00 And in the same proportion up to the $8.00 Hammocks reduced to $5.00. As the stock is limited it will pay to shop as early as possible tp secure one of these special values. Metal Fire Screens in Wrought Iron and Brass 23-inch. 4-fold wrought iron with brass knobs SPECIAL 27-inch, 4-fold wrought iron with brass knobs SPECIAL 31-inch, 4-fold solid Tsfass' with brass knobs SPECIAL ... Clay ! Flames Threaten Hoquiam; City Hall Burns; Many Flee j HOQUIAM, Wash., Julv i. The city hall Is burning. , A breeze Is blowing toward 1 tho t business section of the city. i Adjoining: buildings are threatened. The Waahlngtonlan office .is being va cated'. . . Piedmont News - : SISTERS TO MEET AT NEW YORK CITY Mrs. George Letter Decides Not to Go to South America for Summer. Mrs. George Leiter and daughter Kthel. who had Intended to visit villi Mrs. Letter's sister during the summer . in Buenos Ayres, have changed iheir plans and are at present in Seattle, where they will pass the summer. They will leave in the fall for New York, where Mrs. Letter's sister will meet them. j Miss Ruth Sharon has gone to Carmel, whew she will visit Miss Lillian Deven-dorf. The two young women will "continue their study of music during the summer. Miss Mira Hall lias returned from Europe and went this week for a short visit with friends in Brookdale. Mrs. AV. Iogan is enjoying, a visit from her sister, Mrs. Kloise Brown of Long Bea-h. Mrs. Mary Donnelly of Vernal avenue Is rapidly recovering from a" severe 111-iPess and is receiving; the congratulation of . her friends. ; After a visit of. several months with friends' and relatives in Australia, Mrs. Gorden Coutts has returned to her home. . Mr. and Mrs. Frank White have been enjoying a visit in the Yellowstone Park and the Grand Canyon. They will leave shortly for a visit In the Yosemite. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lvidwig and family will return shortly from a camping trip which they spent in the vicinity of St. ijEtelena. ; Mrs. G. Vandenpereboom has returned from a month's visit spent with friends i the southern part of the state. Mrs. E. D. Crandall and daughter. Miss Dorothy, have gone to Los Angeles and other points in the southern part of the state, where they will visit for some time with friends. Mr. and Mrs. John'Shuey have gtne to San Ramon, their former home, .where thev will visit for a short time. Mrs. Karl Nickel and children have gone to Sunnyvale, whej w they will visit with frlenda for several weeks. Mrs. YV. "VV. Briggs of Vernal avenue will arrive home this week from a visit with friends, in Carson City. Nev. Mrs. G. II. Perry has commenced the construction of a beautiful new residence on Downing avenue. It is on a hillside site and one of the most picturesque in ttte vicinity. Mi's, yilliarttA. Hanson. and daughters, Mif sfs "Grace and Neva, will return rhortly from an extended Eastern trip, most of their time having been spent In Philadelphia, where "they visfted with relatives. : Miss Mary ITanley has gone to Los Angeles, where she will visit with relatives and friends for a few weeks, after which she will go to El Paso, Texas, where she will spend the winter. GUILTY OF EMBEZZLEMENT. "VT. X. Gerald,; who, after renting a rig frrm a Livermtire livery stable, took tho outfit to San Jose and placed it in a stable there, was last night convicted of embezzlement by a jury In Judge Wells-court. The Jury recommended him to the mercy of the court. Gerald denied any intention of stealing the outfit, and said, that his queer actions iwere the result of intoxication. TAFT &PENN0YER $ 6.00 Plumes NOW ...... . $ 3.00 $7.00 Pluses NOW $3.50 $ 8.00 PI' ie? NOW i.$ 4.00 $10.00 Plumes NOW -. $ 5.00 $15.00 PlumesNOW' $ 7.50 $20.00 Plumes NOW' ....$10.00 .; 75c : . . .$1.00 $1.25 , . . . $1.50 .$2.50 Sonera Indian Pottery VERY SPECIALLY PRICED All are exact reproductions of Indian pottery so effective for the den or the bungalow ; rich tones of red, brown and tan : 10-inch Vase, now ... 75c 12-inch Vase, now ...$1.00 5- inch Han ging Basket,' now :$1.00 6- inch II a n ging Basket, now . w . . $1.50 7- inch- II a n gin,g Basket, now . . $1.75 Street, 14th and 15th, Oakland SUPERVISORS READY TO AHISIER ROADS Will Appear Monday Morning Before United States Judge Van Fleet. ACTION IS BASED ON OLD DECISION City Attorney Says He Is Not v Worrying Over Outcome of the Case. ,9 ".' SAN FRANCISCO, July 19. City At-.'" torney Long announced this mornlnj 1 that the board of supervisors and the " y other officials -concerned would be pre- ' pared Monday morningi to appear before United States District Judge Van Fleet and show cause why' the United Rail roads should not be granted an Injunc- tlcn restraining the municipality from selling the bonds fori the - construction ' of the Geary street, rallw'ay. Late yesterday . afternoon Judge Van.' Fleet denied the application of the Unit- " ed Railroads for an injunction, and dt-' rected the municipal officials to appear on next Monday and show cause why the' ' restraining order asked for should not Issue. , , 'i' ON OLD GROUNDS. City Attorney Jx5ng says that the Unit-.;; ed Railroads' . complaint is drawn upon,-, the same grounds as the suit filed for ' Horace G. Piatt, but that it goes further by alleging that thei grants of street (-railway franchises in 1879 gave the prlr vate interests a tacit assurance that they, would never be made to compete with" a municipal-owned road. ... The city attorney j declares that the corporation's case Is j absurdly .weak in " this point, and he says he is not worry- 'r ing over the outcome of the pending ac-tlon. The comnlaint.! he exnlained. will J J be argued along the lines of the Madera.- case, tne piainun corporation going on.. the theory, that a city cannot compete with a private corporation in business.'11 Long says that this question has been r settled time and again and that from the 7, standpoint of the city he has no doubt. . as to the outcome if these injunction proceedings. . . . ! Announce Colonist Rates on Santa Fa - Colonist rates to California will be av feature of October and September on the '. Santa Fe lines and an attractive list of. places Is scheduled" in the new pamphlet-Just issued by the; railroad company. ' Easterners will, no doubt, be attracted tV. this coast by the i low rates which will, hold good during the midsummer day. On the trip to and from the East and . up and down the weptern territory, stop- . overs will be allowed .at Williams, Flag- staff and Ash Fork, Arizona, also all points in California! not to exceed five . days at any point, except that stopover of ten days will be allowed at Ludlow. 1 1 Cal. -. - for ' the tourists and the excursion will in all probability be taken advantage of -by scores of travelers both here and across the continent! Bard of the Sierras Cqmplains of Roads Picturesque, as always, Joaquin Mil-', ler came down out! of his home in the ' hills today to register and com ah fom . tlje condition of roads. The venerable ,burd of the Sierras affirmed that consld- federation" ' for his horses impelled him to walkiall the way to Oakland and back, as he "feared the animals would be in-jured-1 -irt attempting to drive over the roitgh .. highwavs. ' . Miller-gave his true name, Clnclnnatus Heine Miller, and his residence as the Fremont trill "spell that with one he admonished .the deputy registration -clerk: He gave his age as 68 and his ' party affliation as Democratic. Then he went to the Supervisors to , complain about the roads. ' Andirons and Fire Screens The new stock will soon arrive, and room must be available for their proper , display. Twenty sets of Andirons and Fire Implements, brass wrought iron . and antique finishes; are specially priced as follows : ! - $ 8.50 Sets .$ 6.35 $ 9.00. Sets . ..-..$ 6.75 $10.50 Sets $ 8.85 $15.00 Sets ..... .$11.75 $25.00 Sets ........-...$18.75 $ 5.25 $ 5.50 $10.50 M NT '. r fx

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