The San Francisco Call from San Francisco, California on March 4, 1900 · Page 25
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Mermaid Sighted. PORT TOWNSEND, March 3.— A1l fears for the safety of the overdue bark Mermaid, which sailed for Unalaska thirtyseven days ago for Puget Sound, were allayed to-day by the arrival of the ship St. Nicholas, which vessel having spoken the Mermaid. The captain says she should arrive in a few days. The Mermaid should have arrived here three weeks ago. The St. Nicholas was ordered to the quarantine station for fumigation. Mrs. Rich Sentenced. EL PASO. Tex.. March 3.— Mrs. John D. Rich, the Chicago woman convicted last month of murdering her husband in Juarez, Mexico, last May.' was to-day taken to Chthuahua, Mexico, . by .-: two guards. She was sentenced to fourteen years' Imprisonment, and the case was appealed to Chihuahua and Is now pend- Insv - ';_; _ ' '- :.¦¦ ¦ Joe Pete Convicted. CARSON. ¦ March S.— Joe Pete, the Indian who murdered William Dangberg September 27. .was convicted In Genoa today of murder • In the first degree. 'The case caused unusual Interest, as the murdered ¦ boy ; Was ' the son of a prominent rancher and threats to lynch the prisoner have. been openly made. -- — • ARGUMENTS IN CLARK CAKE. Both Sides Given Two Wwka for the Preparation of Briefs. WASHINGTON, March 3.— The Senate Committee on Elections to-day held a consultation with counsel on both sides in the Clark Investigation and decided to eive them two weeks for the preparation of the argument to be made in the case. Argument will begin on the • 20th inst. Counsel • was requested to prepare printed briefs and also to ¦ present oral arguments, the latter to occupy six hours for each side. The memorialists are to have the openlnr and closing. Former Senator Edmunds - and Mr. Blrney ) will , make . the arguments for the memorialists and former Senator Faulkner, and - Roger. Foster will speak for Clark. Faulkner said that he was having a comparative statement prepared showing the evidence on all given points in parallel columns contrasting the testimony for the prosecution and defense. He said that It would take a week to complete the work. SUNDAY-SCHOOL AND TEMPERANCE BANQUETS OAKLAND. March I— A banquet will be given next Thursday evening at the First Presbyterian Church, Franklin and Fourteenth streets. The guests will be the mission and church Sunday-school teachers of the city, who. on that occasion, will organize a Sunday-school Teachers' Association. The banauet will be given In Brigade' Hall and will be a large affair. a • • The prominent temperance workers of Alameda County will enjoy a banquet Monday night at the Albany Hotel. There will be speeches and music. Among those who will address the banqueters is Dr. E. R. Dille of the First M. E. Church. PRESIDENT WHEELER TO BE HONORED University Men to Meet Their Chief on His Return From the East. BERKELET, March 3.— The students of the University of California will welcome President Benjamin Ide Wheeler home next Monday evening. There will be a general rally early in the afternoon on the campus and the students will form one of the "serpentine marches" and move to the Berkeley station. There the president will be formally welcomed by his charges. President "Wheeler has been East nearly a month, visiting the various large colleges and addressing large audiences. He rave several lectures and advertised the University of California In the most elaborate manner. He has collected a great many Ideas which will largely ben. eflt the new university. From this on many changes and improvements will ua. doubtedly be made. K3' CPfeJlVfl *^sss ssssssss^^^^^^BssP^^sssT^^T fi:* *i m> -' rinrri^sgssssssssslsWssssßsH J To remind } t ou — buying \ groceries on credit is a priced accommoda- tion. Buy from us for cash. iH. O. Oatmeal pkg ioc Tie kind the children are crying m for. Being distributors of uieoe good*. «• gir« tt>u the exact C wholesale price Monday sad Ta-wda y. 4>Roval Savon Soap $ ISSSgSSb 8 bars 2 5 ci a Babbitt's and nearly double the i f size, la any quantity, r r'Schepp's Shredded 0 # Cocoanut pound 15^ d New and fresh. Snow w" .t*>. A ' S»m« good* in pkg cost S >c 'Point Reyes Butter f ' r>acious grasps* vor. square 3o c a r Beginning tomorrow cur V .0 Market street store will Q a remain open evenings till a " 12 o'clock. " Kofiko ffi?, J f 3 for 3c z p Oun( l pkg IO( ,f r The origtnul nuklt«d cereal ooSee, f 2iak*« nh, h«*ltny blood. The «ick 1 9 and the conraleecest as vrcD »i child f a res caa drink it, and grow fat and a f etrosg- oa It- f & B. Pickled Walnuts 0 4 SStfJK&SSr- bottle 3 oc^ 4 patent top. B*gT^«x*3c. i Corned Beef } : i h^fo^ 2 pound caa iBci ' \ hand »™v+"r In a hurrj * f B«gular :sa. f Fresh Ground Coflfee Our hotel blend. rutiinri rrvd 9 C»ei by the largest pOUUa lOCf a ' coß_itnn«r« is 6an Francisco. . J i New Teas pound 35ci .' \ ' Formosa Oolfnr. EngEoh Break- A '• O f ast,Uaoolored Japan and Gre«n a . Japan. Begular&ts. \ •J Young America Cheese J f MildT rich a»d creamy. corf > Very popular. caCfl SOC\ f Befftdar 753. r Wheat £23 t * Sff 13 pounds 2 5 c^ ¦ J wheat. Same aa in package— J .. V only mnch cheaper. \ Stone Whiskey ** A e»*SS gallon $ 3 .00f I in America. Ueguiar J4.00. f . -\ X grand drink for fan and pleasure. \ Golden Crescent Whiskey \ SSSf 1 ' bottle 65c : r wtiskey for medicinal n»e. J Porter..dozen 95c ..'d Good as imported. Regular Brandy. $1.10 -x. KOTfctew. Usually f i«TerSed»t $L6J. : Reisling— quarts f f i^tofS-t dozen $ 3 .00f ¦ i Begular»l^». # ins Market St. B. rEhattuek Xr, E.rkalevi roth * Wa«hlnr«»a.O» kC « Itr * 1 Ar,Al««jedaT >l^ Broad^afT^ - :th * Wood. Osk i Oakland Office San Francisco Call. 1118 Broadway, March S. JO. MORGAN, an engineer at the Eureka Tannery in East Oakland, miraculously escaped death this morning. While about to slip the belt on the fly wheel, a set screw on the driving rod caught In his clothing and In another instant his body was revolving in the air and being I pounded on the floor. M. Kelley and Dave Murdock heard his cries and stopped the engine as soon as possible and picked up the apparently lifeless body of the engineer. Morgan was quickly removed to the Receiving Hospital. His head was badly lacerated and his right leg was fractured below the knee. He was bleeding so profusely that It was feared he would succumb from loss of blood. Drs. Rowe and Ewer were promptly summoned, and after reviving the injured man, dressed his wounds, reduced the fracture, and he was later removed to his home, 1214 Tenth avenue, East Oakland. MATRON BANDY ATTACKED BY AN INSANE WOMAN Kittie Peterson Planned to Kill Her With a Heavy Cobblestone. Alarming Increase, in "Weight Drives a Woman Violently Crazy and Results in a Murderous Attack. • Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1118 Broadway, March 3. Mrs. E. E. Bandy, matron at the County Infirmary, was murderously attacked by Mrs. "Kittle" Peterson, an inmate who had suddenly become violently insane. Matron Bandy had Just entered the woman's ward to look after Mrs. Peterson's wants, when the latter delivered her a Jslow in the face with her clenched fist, felling her to the floor, and then securing a large cobblestone she had secreted she tried to kill the matron. The commotion brought several attendants to the scene, and Mrs. Peterson was finally overpowered. She was promptly taken before the Lunacy Commissioners Drs. Tlsdale and Legault adjudged her insane, and later Superior Judge Greene committed her to the insane asylum at Mrs. Peterson is about 60 years old. She was admitted to the Infirmary nearly two years ago and her affliction was most peculiar. She had previously enjoyed good health at a weight of 150 pounds. Suddenly she took on flesh at an alarming rate and soon she tipped the scales at 2*o pounds and her mind became affected and has gradually been falling, while her weight Increased. HE WANTS HIS PRESENTS BACK, SO BRINGS SUIT W. A. Brown Desires His Land Returned by His Hypnotic Bride. Declares She Defrauded Him Out of Half His Property and Much Money Under Protestations of Love. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1118 Broadway, March 3. After squandering about all his fortune on the object of his love, William A. Brown says that he has been the victim of the hypnotic powers of Anna Marie Whitney, whom he has presented to the world as his lawful wife for over two years. He is now satisfied that she Is flickle and he wants his presents back by way of a suit in the Superior ' Court. The hypnotic romance of Brown's love dream had its Incipiency in September, 1897, when he and Anna Marie Whitney conducted a lodging house on Golden Gate avenue, near Polk street, San Francisco, where the innocent William furnished her with every necessity of* life and, as he asserts, "treated her in every manner as his wife." And as for her, "during all the time and up to September of last year she expressed great love and affection for him and his welfare." Frequently, he declares, he promised to marry her, and his love grew so strong under the powers she exerted over him that last May he executed and delivered to her a bargain and sale deed for an undivided one-half Interest In his Golden Gate avenue property. At divers times he also bestowed upon her Jewelry and money amounting to $6000. In a suit begun In the Alameda County Superior Court thla afternoon . against Anna Marie Whitney, he says he made the conveyance of part of his real estate to her, "because of the undue Influence and power exercised by her over him: that all her expressions of love and affection for him were false: that at no time did she have any feelings of love or affection for him, but all such expressions and statements were made for the purpose of fraudulently and wickedly obtaining his property." , In his prayer Brown appeals to the court, to have Anna M. Whitney adjudged guilty of fraud: that he be given Judgment for the $5000 she has on deposit in the banks and which money he claims is identical to that he gave her. He also asks that the court declare the Fruitvale tract as being held by her in trust: that all his gifts be revoked: that a receiver be appointed to take charge of the personal property, and that an injunction issue to prevent her disposing of any of it. I. J. Truman Jr. and J. E. Segur appear as Brown's attorneys. ATTACKS ON CITY ENGINEERS STILL CONTINUES Rowe Is After Clement and Schaffer Out for M.K. Miller. President of the Council Declares the City Engineer Negligent and a Councilman Declares Miller Incompetent. Oakland Office San Francisco Call. 1118 Broadway. March 3. The bombardment of Consulting Engineer M. K. Miller and City Engineer R. M Clement. In the line of battle now waging at the City Hall, still continues and there is no cessation to the hostilities. When the fight was in Its Infancy It was so conducted one side would fire a shot, and then there would be a few days of rest, followed by a shot from the other side. Now the bombardment is continuous on each side, and there are Indications that It will be brought up In the Council on Monday evening and the courts President H. D. Rowe of the City Council has been slugging City Engineer Clement and accusing him of not finishing city work and drawing money for work which he was instructed to do but which he has not completed. Mr. Clement replied, explaining some of the delays as due to his sickness, and asserting that his apparently large fees were caused by the platting of the annexed district for new sewers, which was a large and expensive piece of work. While this was going on. Councilman Louis Schaffer was throwing shot into the camp of Consulting Engineer M. K. Miller, and Miller was replying as the occasion warranted. To-day President Rowe returned to the bombardment with the charge that City Engineer Clement has neglected his duties and a demand will be made at the Council meeting on Monday that he shall report the exact condition of all work that has been ordered by that body. In his letter to-day Mr. Rowe says: My letter was not an attack ea Mr. Clwnent. but •> plain statement of fact* to refuu the statements of thoss who were not pleased with the action of the City Council In employing Mr. Millar as coniultln« engineer- Many were of th« opinion that It was all aa extra expense. I deslr* to show that It Is economy to employ Mr. Miller on a salary rather than to hay« th* work dona by the City Engineer and his deputies under the fe« system. My figures from tha City Auditor** effle* show, that the amount of his bills for engineering work presented In the name of th« By EDWIN MEESE, Councilman Fourth Ward. TO MY mind the question of bonds or no bonds is a plain business proposition. If the city of Oakland is to maintain its place among the "progressive cities of this coast it must show the outside world not only that it possesses natural advantages, making It a desirable place of abode for the retired gentleman as well as for the merchant, the artisan, the laborer, all struggling for a home, but also that it is alive to its. future possibilities and willing to contribute toward attaining the same. The only question then" arising Is, What can and should be done In this regard? That nothing in the way of "betterments" can be done with funds received from the tax' levy has been abundantly shown. I believe, to the satisfaction of every taxpayer, the only avenue open to accomplish anything: bein? the Issuance of bonds. As to the nature of the Improvements for which bonds should be Issued, the contemplated sewers. Intercepting, continuation of main lake from Adeline west, east side outlet, etc.. appeal most strongly to my mind. EDWIN MEESE. perhaps because as chairman of the Street Committee I have become familiar with th» present condition. The salt water sprinkling plant speaks for Itself. Any venture which will return the outlay In a very few years because of the difference in cost from the present system need? no urging. Bituminous crosswalks will suggest themselves to every pedestrian, while the merchant delivering his wares, the business man In his buggy, the wheelmen wending their way along our streets, will all be a unit for street Improvements. Oakland has never appealed In vain to Its citizens for funds to carry on the educational department and the including of school houses and sites In the proposed list will meet the approval of the public, while more engine houses and sites are a matter of protection. Our western shore offers splendid inducements for wharves. Had this been taken advantage of in former years Oakland would now have competlns railroads and would undoubtedly stand farther ahead In the ranks of commercial cities. Could our voters, before casting their ballots for or against a new City Hall, be Induced to take a survey of the interior of the building In which the business of the city Is now transacted, noting the Insecure manner in which records of Incalculable value are now of necessity kept (records which could not be replaced in the event of their destruction by fire), noting further the fact that ladies having business with the city officials are compelled to wade through a throng of Police Court habitues, and still further noting the apology for a City Prison and the rooms of the Police Department. I feel confident the ballots In favor of a new municipal bulldlntr would far outnumber those against. I have taken up the main propositions which might be Included In an election held under the general Improvement bond act and claim that In all these matters a vote for bonds means a' vote for progress. -X, Municipal ownership of water works is an assured fact as soon as a certainty of a sufficient source of supply Justifies the submission of this proposition to the voters. :. . , : EDWIN' MEESE. WALKED TO HIS DEATH BENEATH HIS UMBRELLA Frank King, an Aged Laborer, Killed by a Backing Special Train. Gross Carelessness on the Part of the Railroad Regarded by Friends as Responsible for the Sad Affair. » Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1118 Broadway, March 3. Frank King, an employe at the Judson Iron Works, aged 60 years, was run down and killed this afternoon by a Southern Pacific special train that was backing up from the Oakland mole to the racetrack at Emeryville. . The aged man had quit his day s labor at the iron works shortly before a o'clock, and. with his umbrella spread to protect him from the rain, was walking in a southerly direction between the railroad tracks, near B street station. He was bound for home, and had his umbrella against the wind and rain. He did not hear the approach of the backing train and was struck full force. His body was horribly mangled. ,¦'„. W. T. Burns, L. Alveres and Manuel Ross, who were eye-witnesses to the accident, state that a brakerhan was stationed on the rear platform of the approaching train and that he tried to signal to the engineer to stop the train, but all to no avail, and that before they could apprise King of the rapidly approaching danger or reach him to prevent its fatal culmination the train was upon him. They attribute King's death to the gross carelessness of the railroad company In backing Its trains from the mole to Emeryville. -^ The body was removed to the Morgue and Coroner Mehrmann has ordered that an Inquest be held next Monday evening. Deceased was a native of Portugal and leaves a widow and several children residinf at 38 Helen street. North Oakland. Launching of the Milton. OAKLAND. March B.— A. ¦ McAnUey** newly completed yacht, the Milton, will be launched In the estuary from the foot of Webster etreet to-morrow morning. Imagines He Is Dead. OAKLAND. March Z.-C. W. Courtright, a cook, 24 years old, was to-day committed to the Agnews Insane Asylum by Judge Hall. Cqurtrtr ht resided with his mother at 628 Eighth street. Last New Year's eve, while suffering from a high fever, the noise of . the thousands of tooting horns drove him to Jump out of a window In bis eagerness to escape from the din. The young; man Imagines that he Is dead. JNo lying about j 5 the merit of CABCAEETS. Millions use them and tell theh* «; *:•' friends how good they are. We want to give back the purchase • • price to anyone who fails to get satisfaction from the use of > 5 CANDY CATHARTIC * £ X t VE9okW ;;^^s.^[ssV^ssssssssssr -'^Bsssssssss^-'-^^Hssssss^^sssssssssr^Hsssssr if )»* % _— Bsst^sH^sss,*^^^ • I ¦ I £ Now that sounds like a liberal offer, but these single 10c sales alone 3; 5 • don't count for success. It's your cure and your good word for F € Cascarets that will make them famous in the future as in the 9 5 past. Start with a box today. : 10c, 25c, 50c, all druggists. Free jtf £ sample and booklet. Address Sterling Remedy Co., Chgo. or N.Y. £ $ Best for the Bowels J <s»^s»^is>^s>^s»^«^<s»^ Grayson Owen Incorporation. OAKLAND, March B.— The Grayson Owen Company to-day filed articles of Incorporation to conduct the business of buying and selling livestock, slaughter and prepare live animals of all kinds, and canning or packing the same.. The capital stock Is stated at 1100.000, of which JSOO nan been actually subscribed by the following directors: J. W. Phillips, J. C. Mitchell, P. B. Lynch. H. F. Westphal and Irving C. Lewis. Mrs. Hearst Entertains Students. BERKELEY, March I— Mrs. Phebe A. Hearst entertained the faculty and the members of the junior and sophomore classes at her reception in Hearst. Hall this afternoon. Dancing was indulged in and a general good time was had. The faculty and members of the freshman class have been invited to attend the holiness concert to-morrow. These concerts have become very popular and the Invitations are much sought after. Bain Prevents Field Sport. BERKELEY. March 3.— The interclass field day of the Lowell High School of San Francisco, which was to be held on the university cinder path this afternoon, was postponed on account of the rain. Several events were run off, however, in the rain and the school record for the 60-yard dash was reduced from 6 seconds to 5 4-6. The baseball game between the varsity and Fireman's Fund teams was called off because of the rain. "IN PARADISE" WELL RECEIVED IN OAKLAND OAKLAND, March. 3.— The Frawley Company, supporting L. R. Stockwell, opened at the Macdonough Theater tonight In the French farce, "In Paradise," to a very good house. Prominent among the members of the company is Mrs. Neville Castle, a society belle, whose brother lately married the daughter of Admiral Sampson. HOUSE WARNING AT THE UNIVERSITY BERKELEY, March B.— The young ladles of the university who are Interested In the college settlement work In West Berkeley rave a supper to the young men workers at the clubhouse on Eighth street The supper was in the nature of a house warming, as the club has only recently secured a house. Classes in cooking and sewing will soon be started. New Telegraph Line. Special Dispatch to The Call. CARSON. Nev.. March t— The Western Union Telegraph Company has had a corps of engineers Investigating the tele- graph service of the Carson and Colorado Railroad, lately purchased by the South- ern Pacific They are making calculations on the necessary material for service be- tween Mound House and Keeler and are also making arrangements for runnlsa; wires from Keeler to Mo Java, Kellogg in Quarantine. PORT TOWNSEXD. March B»— The schooner O. M. Kellogsr arrived at Ho- qularn to-day from Hilo. She was or- dered by the United States quarantine of- ficer to come here for Inspection and fu- migation. The Kellogg sailed from Hllo February M- employes from January 1), ISW, to January IC. 1300. ax/gregata U533 50 Instead of $4193. as ha claims. Including his own and his deputies' salaries the total cost to the city was J&33 SO; and I repeat that, exclusive of sawer plans for the annexed territory, which he promised to present to the Council six or eight weeka ago. and upon which he has been at work more than six months, thera has been no work of Importance to show for all this money. The city records prove my statement, and I challenge Mr. Clement to deny It. If Mr. Clement desires a controversy la regard to his official acts I shall b» pleased to present to the public at least a partial list of his shortcomings. Tha Council has tolerated his official nezlect until patience has ceased tobea virtue, and now that we have a large amount of engineering 'work which must be done In connection ¦with tha bond Issue and have employed a maa for tha purpose. I do not propose that he and his political and official supporters shall -successfully Interfere with It. The Council desires to submit the bonding proposition to the people, and It appears that Mr. Clement and his friends would tie the whole thing up because he has not been given engineering;; and I think I have shown good and sufficient reasons for not doing so. H. D. ROWE, President City Council. Councilman Louis Schaffer attacks the proposed fee system for Engineer Miller and attacks Miller as an engineer. He says: The Irrepressible tax eater. M. K. Miller. Is again trying to tret another and a larger hold upon the public treasury. H« found his hold at $290 a month upon tha public treasury was slipping away from him. Tha public as well as some of the Councilmen were trying to break his hold, owing to the extremely low ebb of the city treasury, but he Is apparently not to be shut off. as ha is advocating a fee system for preparing plans and estimates for contemplated Improvements. That Is a cood plan for M. K. Millar. H» would manage with th« assistance of the chief knockers of the city to mill dowa from ISOOO to $10,000 with the pretense that It would only cost J*CO or 5500. Thla Is common history, as can b« rerlSed by hundreds of taxpayers, who were beg-uiled by his Slppact statements, to hay» streets Improved In front of their property that he said would only cost 13 cents per front foot, but had finally to pay |3 SO. Soma have threatened him with suit for tha difference, aa he guaranteed the cost to be ninetenths less than they had to pay. They found that his ruarantees were about as unreliable as the many statements that h« made on the platform at the last election, when h» was defeated by an honest, competent graduate for the position of City Engineer. I think the Council should decline to act ia this matter until the committee of one hundred, composed of some of the b«st and most practical men In our city, who have mors Interest In putting our city in the front rank than they have In doinz politics and providing soft soars for Incompetent political bosses. LOUIS SCHAFFER. Sixth Ward. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED OAKLAND, March 3.— One of the merriest children's parties of the year was given by Mrs. Walter Hunt last evening at her home, 543 Thirty-third street, in honor of Miss Fannie Greene, her protege. It wu a surprise birthday celebration, to which twenty-five boys and girls were Invited. Entertainment was afforded by games and a Jolly supper. There were pretty favors for the guests and not a few dainty gifts for the little hostess. Those Invited were: Vincent Wltcher. Frankie Hawkett, Freda Button, Mildred Kelley. Leonard Platt, Mabel Gates, Will Cassiline, Morrell Westover. Edith Emigh. Anita Armstrong, Rodney Sinclair, Alice Voice, Mabel Sinclair. Millie Greene. David Hartly. Harry Dixon, Edgar Sinclair and Blanche Murphy. •. • • The Woman's Exchange has In contemplation an af ternon tea or musicale for the benefit of the oragnizatlon's fund. The house warming given recently proved such a succes in every way that the ladles interested are eager to further advertise their charity. The : exchange has never been better patronized nor was it ever in a healthier condition than now, and it has> been found that the move to Thirteenth and Franklin streets, the present location, was wise. g^-'. . The prettiest event of the week was the entertainment given on Thursday evening by Oakland Chapter No. I*o, Order of the Eastern Star. They called It "An Evening in Japan," and everything In the way of decorations, music and costumes was In harmony with the central Idea. The room was decorated in imitation of a Japanese tea garden. The music was from "The Mikado" and the participants were all costumed In the flowing robes of Japan. There was a drill by young ladles In costume, under the command of Captain Henry Levy, in which the following participated: Edith Batchelder, Christine Cameron, Emma Cameron Mabel Crowell, Ada Cockerton, Rose Champion, Inez Dynes, Etta Eiben, Eleth Hollenbeck, Bessie Kellogg, Belle Kendall, Estelle Llghtner, Rose Laughland, Laura Leber, Betta Muller. Sophie Muller, Lois Mendenhall, Mabel Moseley, Mabel Ross, Mabel Ransome, Leona Shaw, Charlotte Towle, Dora Wishart, Lillian Warner. There were several other numbers on the programme, some specialties by three little maids— Essie Church, Ethel Roberts and Gladys Church; song for trombone, John Laughland; the "Goldfish Song." Mrs. Lin Church: Juggling, Charles Slamberg; and "Chon Kinav* from "The Geisha," Miss Etta Eiben. The success of the entertainment was due to Mrs. Al Kendall, Mrs. E. L. Warner, Mrs. Edith Batchelder and Mrs. Carrie H. Bassett. The past matrons and past patrons of the chapter acted as a reception committee. The present worthy matron Is Mrs. W. S. White, and the worthy patron is John Towle. ... Mrs. "William Murcell of Sacramento, formerly Miss Mabel Walker, la visiting her parents In East Oakland. Mrs. Mason Whiting Mather of the Plumbago mine Is spending a few weeks with her aunt. Mrs. M. K. Blake, at 628 Eleventh street. Oakland. • • • HAYWARDS, March. I— The Haywards Social Club Is progressing In a satisfactory manner with its arrangements and the board of director* is showing great energy. The entertainment brought $107 to the dab. and Secretary Prowse has collected nearly $100. The furniture is being Installed, the rooms tinted and frescoed and new members are coming In constantly A ladles' annex has been organized with the following officers: President, Mrs. C. W. Heyer; vice president. Mrs. J V. Haley: secretary, Miss Julia Kinsey: treasurer, Mrs. .P. J. Crosby; financial secretary. Miss Ethel Welsh; property clerk. Miss Ella Garretson. • • • KILBS. March B.— Mrs. H. A. Mayhew rave a luncheon this afternoon to some of her friends from around the bay. Among the guests were: Mrs. George F. Alardt, Mrs. Fred Alardt, Mrs. Mary Arnold. Mrs. Will Arnold. Mrs. Carrie Ward and Mrs. Frances Galwlck of Oakland Mrs. Warren Meyers, Mrs. W. A Yates and Mrs. H. 6. Parsons of Berkeley. Mrs. A. W. Pattlani of- Alameda and Miss Mary Painter of Palo Alto. . , . Mrs L. E. Osgood celebrated her sixtyfifth anniversary to-day and Invited a. number of the older residents of A\ ashln«ton Township to her home to meet Mrs. Mary Threlfall of Irvlngton. PATRIARCHS AT THE FESTIVE BANQUET OAKLAND. March S.— Golden Gate Encampment of Odd Fellowa celebrated Its thirtieth anniversary with a banquet at the Galindo Hotel last evening. There was a sumptuous repast, at which George B. Waddell. chief patriarch, presided, while Dr. F. E. Prince was tcastmaster. There were toasts by ex-Supreme Justice Fci, Superior Judge F. B. Ogden, P. G. P. Harris, C. A. Broad, L. L. Alexander. W. H. Barnes, Mr. Modsen of Haywards, Robort Graham. L. W. L. Downs and C. 11. Weaver of Alameda. George T. Shaw. George Kirk. John Tisch. Patriarchs Loggie, Brower, Jeffries. John McVey and La Ballister. The committee of arrangements was composed of John Tlsch, Dr. Pierce, John McVey. G. M. Waddell and S. P, Scow. The guests were as follows: G. B. Wnddell. chief patriarch of Golden Rule Encampment; Dr. F. E. Prince. P. C. P.. district deputy grand patriarch and treasurer: Judge Charles N. Fox, P. G. M., P. G. P., Unity; L. L. Alexander, senior r-a&t grand master. P. C. P. Golden Gate; George T. Shaw grand secretary Grand Lodge, P. C. P. Unity; James W. Hanls. P. G. P. Oriental, San Francisco; C. H. Wever, grand senior warden, Sunset. Alameda; Colonel H. O. Brower. P C. P.; L. W. L. Downs, P. G. P. Unity. San Francisco: William H. Barnes. P. G. M., P. G. P., P. G. R. and grand scribe; A. P. W. Pulclfer. P. C. P.; W. Hamerin, Dave Tisch. P. C. P.~ Robert Graham, P. C P.; T. W. Leßallister. P. C. P.; E. A. Davis, P. C. P. Unity; 6. Madsen. P. C. P. Alameda; M. P. Forbes, P. C. P. Unity; C. F. Ealmonson, George A. Wilson, P. C. P.: William Chalmers, P. C. P.; Jacob Mueller. P. C. P.; Samuel Samuels. A. H. Broad. George Kirk. C. P. C.; Hugh Martin, A. M. Drinkwater, Thomas Sebastian, Major G. S. Kaismith, P. C. P.; John Tisch. P. C. P. and treasurer; John Mc- Vey. P. C. P. and scribe. Golden Rule; 1-L C. Kidder. Robert Martin, Woodland; William Megeriu, Unity; J. A. Gollett, San Leandro; James Pye, Golden Rule; W. W. Beckley, Grand Unity; C. J. Wler, Oriental, San Francisco; L. G. Schord, Unity; M. T. Holcomb, Golden Rule; Charles Roeth, Golden Rule; J. C. Stout. Enterprise, Los Angeles; R. C. Rasrrrisscn, Hay wards; G. C. Pape, J. Warden, Golden Rule: C. H. Cole. George T. Burtchaell. J. A. Mullen. Unity; Oscar Basney, Unity; E. R. Alden. Berkeley; S. P. Skow. senior warden. Golden Rule; R. A. Archibald. F. M. Farwell, D. Sewell. J. J. Foggie, guide. Unity; C. D. Zigler, illustrious dpputy grand patriarch. Unity; H. Rogers, Unity; J. W. Floyd. Berkeley; G. B. Clifford, high pries! and nigh past chief patriarch: P. E. Jeffries. P. C. P.. Vallejo; Judge Frank Og-ien. P. C. P.; Nets Offerson, Haywards. Y. C. P.: I. Powers. W. Cuttlngham, Occidental, Sacramento; B. E. Underwood, T. Cornelius, Berkeley, and J. H. Hickox, P. G. R. cuts were made In detail It Is Impossible to discover until the ordinance is presented on Monday evening. There will be a cut, however, and It will be between 10 and 20 per cent on the gross Income of the company. Councilman B. C. CuvelUer will present the report to the Council on Monday evening as chairman of the Fire and Water Committee, but he positively declines to make any statement as to the details of the ordinance. There will b« an Interesting recommendation made by the committee that the Contra Costa Water Company be compelled to itemize its bills so that the rate payers can easily figure their own bills and see that they are correct. BONDS OR NO BONDS. WHIRLED DEATHWARD ON A FLYING WHEEL COUNCIL COMMITTEE TO CUT THE WATER RATES Income Allowed Only Upon the Original Contra Costa Plant Refuse to Recognize the Consolidation of the Two Plants and Will Make a General Reduction. :. O&klaad Office San Francisco Call. 111S Broadway. March 3. THE Flr» and Water Committee of the Oaklajid City CouncU held a secret meeting last evening and fixed the water rates for the coming year. But the members of the committee pledged each other that they would say nothing about the new water rate ordinance until It was presented to the committee of the whole on Monday evening next, and so a doee watch Is being kept In order that the proceeding* may not leak out. The Fire and Water Committee settled one thing, as far as they are concerned, that Is most Important. They refused to allow the contention of the Contra Costa Water Company that payment should be made upca the combined Contra Costa and IMngee artesian plants, and the rates that will be reported by the committee will be based upon the value of one plant. The committee took for Its basis In the fixing of the new rates what Is known as the "original plant" — that is, the Contra Costa Water Company's plant, which originally fumls-hed Oakland with water ts.d which Is considered sufficient to furr.ish the town with water stilL The value Of the artesian plant at Alvarado. which has been absorbed by the Contra Costa Water Company, was entirely discarded and was not considered In the fixing of the new rates. When the water fight began this year the Contra Costa "Water Company wanted the city to allow Interest upon the amount Invested In both of the plant* that they now own and arguments were presented by President J. H. T. Watkinson of the- Contra Costa Water Company to show that two plants were advantageous and necessary to the city. This would have nearly doubled the Income of the company, for one plant Is considered nearly •¦qua! to the other. The Cret thine that the Fire and Water Committee of the Council decided at their secret session of last night was that they ¦would allow an Income upon only the . riginal Contra Costa Water plant, with <r-;ch additions and betterments as had b*en made during the last year. Then tho :":xing of the rates was proceeded with and there was little difficulty in harmonizing the opinions of the different members of the committee. Substantially the same form of an ordinance was prepared this year as last year ar-d the came method of figuring water rates was adopted. There were some ad<-.:stmentß and changes made which will amour.t to a cut In the aggregate Income of the company, but to what extent these THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 1900. NEWS OF THE BAY CITIES OAKLAND ALAMEDA COUNTY BERKELEY 25

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