The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on October 10, 1915 · 73
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THE SAN FRANCISCO "EXAMINER- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1913. 51 1 ESTATE HAS Former Magnificent Home , of William Dingee Passes to Control of Doctor Nelson Percy SHOW PLACE OF HAYS VALLEY Most Historic Estate in Alameda County Has Beautiful Setting; Purchase Price Is Not Known "Fernwood," the former home of . William Dingee, president of the old Contra Costa Water Company, the scene of many social gayetles In, the days of long ago, one of the most historic estates in Alameda county, has been purchased by Dr. and Mrs, Nelson Mortimer Percy of Lincoln Park, Chicago. Announcement of the purchase of the old Dingee homestead Is the moet significant sale of residence property recorded In Oakland for a decade. Comprising approximately thirty. eight acres, "Fernwood" for years was one of the show places of Ala meda county. It passed from the hands of Colonel Jack Hays, famous in the annals of California pioneer history. Into those of William Dingee. TROPICAL GARDEN. Dingee laid out the estate In at tractive tropical gardens, utilizing the natural rock formations, the oaks and the evergreen trees in his decorative effects. He built a mansion for a home. He , filled It with rare collections of art. He set beautiful statuary throughout the gardens and constructed picturesque walks through the grounds. A little more than ten years ago the Dingee home was destroyed by fire. It was never rebuilt. Bui the property has retained much of the glory of Its past In wood and floral beauty. The purchase price Is not divulged by the Realty Syndicate or the R. N. Burgess Company, the latter acting as agents in the sale of the property. Nor have the purchasers told what the purchase price was. It is safe to ay that it ran up Into many thousands of dollars. Mrs. Percy, wife of the Chicago aurgeon, made a special trip to Oakland to close the deal. She had been attracted to the picturesque estate a few weeks ago on a short visit to this part of California. "Dr. Percy and I will come out to Oakland again In January, said Mrs. Percy at the Hotel Oakland yester day, "when we will announce our plans for the future Improvement of 'Fernwood.' "We have no definite plans at present, but when I return to Chi cago the doctor and I will talk things over and when we arrive In January we may have some interesting announcement to make." IN HAYS VALLEY. "Fernwood" lies In Hays Valley, It Is bounded on the east by the old Thornhill road, leading Into Moraga Valley. This road was for years conducted as a toll road and was the last toll road In Alameda county. It is an entrancing spot and pos sesses a rare climate, warm and even In temperature. That the purchase of "Fernwood1 Indicates the coming of the Easterner to Oakland to buy summer homes is the feeling expressed In Oakland realty circles. E. B. Bull, associate of D. H. Mc Laughlin in the management of the R. N. Burgess Company's local offices, conducted the sale. The purchase of the Dingee place opens up a new territory for large country estates and is significant of the recent activity expressed throughout the Oakland market. Italy's King Thanks Yankee Fotographer Pleased With Illustrated Copies of Luther Burbank's Books. GREENCSTLE (Ind.), October 9. -Robert John of this city, whose studies in color photography enabled him to Illustrate adequately twelve of Luther Burbank's books, has received a letter of appreciation from the King of Italy. John Is secretary of the Luther Burbank Society of the United States. The text of the letter from Rome, as translated, Is self-explanatory: "Minister of the Royal House, First Division, No. 5,268 Mr. Secretary: His Majesty, the King, my august sovereign, has received the honorable copy which your society ih homage has sent him of the work of three volumes, 'Luther Burbank's Methods and Their Practical Application.' His Majesty has accepted with great pleasure the gift and has been pleased at the very courteous thought which prompted it. He has condescended to charge me with expressing In his name heartfelt thanks. I honor myself complying by the present letter to the royal desires and take the opportunity to express to you, Mr. Secretary, distinguished consideration." 88 Pounds of Honey Found in a Tree BELLOWS FALLS (Vt.), October Eighty-eight pounds of hgney, the largest amount taken from wild bees In recent years in this locality, was found by John P. Lawrence and Ralph M. Durfee in a hemlock tree a short distance north of Bellows Falls on the farm of L. C. Lovell. Some of the honey was made this season and the remainder two or three seasons ago. It was In excellent condition. The honey filled three large galvanized Iron palls and an ammunition box and the two men left a large amount in the tree. Lawrence has had many years experience hunting honey, but this is the largest find he ever made. He owns several swarms which he found wild In the woods. 1 m WN REALTY DEALERS HAPPY OAKLAND IS BOOMING " .,'-T" : - Building Permits for September Showed Total of $522,597, Permits 368. OAKLAND realty dealers are united in declaring that the last week , has been the busiest for the last six months and, in the probably successful consummation of negotiations started during the last seven days, that It will far excaed any similar period during 1916. ne Duiming permits for the month of September totaled 86 with a. to tal investment of $522,697.70. Of this amount f 474.203 waa for new con-struction, there being 174 permits issued under this head. ABOUT TRANSACTIONS. In speaking of the increase - in transactions during the last week. George W. Austin says: . The surprising uplift the past seven days was more than even the most optimistic could expect. Actually, the demands on my sales force this week were stronger than at any time during the year. The Investment calls ranged from residence lots to the largest apartment houses. True, there is still more trading than cash sales, but a great deal of out-of-town property is now being traded for Oakland equities with no objection to mortgages on the local property, ., There is a great deal of money to loan and borrowers are fewer and harder to find. A great many loans are now being paid oft and not renewed. This plentiful supply of money has had a tendency to reduce the number of big bargains that were to be had a couple of months ago. One of the best Indications of the increasing market Is the good , demand from home builders for vacant lots. One of the most cheerfully opti mistic statements regarding Conditions in general and the local situation was voiced by W. J. Laymance In an interview yesterday. Mr. Lay mance said in part: That the fundamental conditions of this country are sound cannot be questioned by anyone; The increased activity is characteristic of the manufacturing and mercantile situation Money is now plentiful in banks, corporations and private Individuals for loaning on real estate and . building developments. All commodities show an Improved trend of prices. High-class securities are going up, week by week. Twenty per cent of the railroads have advanced five points within the past two weeks and are yet 85 to 40 points below the high point of 1906 to 1909. SURPLUS MONEY. These facts are based upon the -report of one of the most expert statistical ' authorities in the United States on national and international conditions, whose reports are based on statistics gathered from forty or more detailed compilations of facts, from surplus money in banks, railroad . earnings and crop situations to labor conditions, and general confidence. This service reports to mo that the general business conditions of the United States have moved from the depression " period which began in March, . 1913, which area of depression, the country has been gradually overcoming, that within the last ten days general business has moved along tho line into a new area of prosperity for the first time since March, 1913. This, same organization informs us that increase in new buildings and the higher real estate values now evidenced are another sign ot the times. Throughout the agricultural and business districts In the East and Middle West also shows Improvement. OAKLAND CONDITIONS. Now, as for the Oakland conditions, there is no improvement In the general sections of the United States that cannot but affect the great Pacific coast sec-tion. That Oakland bank clear- lngs and Oakland building permits ere increasing Is evident to ail. There Is more private money for loaning on real estate than there are applications. There are constantly more Inquiries within, the last thirty days from advertisements than for some time previous and cash sales of medium priced properties are already beginning to be-made. That owners of clear property are much more willing to trade their property clear and assume a mortgage or pay a cash difference is considerably more evi -dent The last ten days has shown an Improvement with us and some satisfactory business has been concluded between buyer and seller, on which titles are now being searched and which we hope to announce during the coming week. BUILDING PERMITS. The building permits for the week totaled 92, aggregating $83,653. They are as follows: R. Qoh, (Iterations to 1S97 S. J8th straet, 'jin Dup.nqifr, one-story was, southwest comer tagiuie itnd PimiiUi streets, $50. . 15. V. Harrrtt one-story fiB-roora dwelling, poith side Cliforni street, 660 west of Maple, 12000. M tr MUn. alteration to 1T2S Ninth ars- cn. '". . .... I F. B. Jordan, cre-storr nr-Tonm qweiunir. w-ex side Aysla street. 80 amiUi of Fnwci atrert. 12.500. F. K Jordan, onr-ntorr fle-room dwelling, west side' Avals stmt, 12l south of Boss, B.S0O. W. Kuhlft reshinjrlin IRS Ninth street, JV). K N. Marquis, one-story fire-room dwelling, weet si'le Forty-Ant srrnue, 820 acuta of Santa Rita, $1.S0. Mrs. F. Bsro. repairs to northeast comer of Twelfth snd West 21. Mlly X. Omo, alterations to 660 Bobart street, fdi. Mn. Attcsi Phillips, addition to 714 Fifth arena-, 1700. Mrs. J. A. Tawnoea alterations to 433 Vernon street, I ISO. n Raneri one-arory two-room dwellint ) M. Market. f0 south 42d street. $4W. U M. Hrandt. addition to 671 62d street, $2Ss. C E. tluieley, ope sViry esrape. northeast corner lafceehore and Xlsndaoa bonlerard. ll.V). V. P. Yonnt. one story sii-ronm dwePins, south side 63d street. 323 west Olbr. fl.Ron. Mrs. Morfcan, twr-tory eeren -room dwl?- tnu. south side resn View drlre, 830 east of Cones artnue. $3.Itl. 8t. Anthony's Church, Iteration to ehurrH. north nd- K. 16th street, bstwven 13th snd 16th Sfenues. I1.2O0. Georire Fenmaon. rne-story rowr-irjurj dw-lltrtr, srnthesst corner Uh srenoe and Cherry street, JQOO. Mrs. T- A. Stivers, brie chimney it 340 63d street. $fn. A. Phillips, alterations to 1 703 18th tTenne, $!25. Kmil Class, onsstorr shed, west side 47th a renin, W northeast toth street, 16. J. N. YailK one-stoer rsrare, south side of 86th street. ISO east Teiegraoh arenue, tK. P. A. Soderstrand, on fVr-T garage, west side Chetnirt. lo north 24th stieet. 6W. airs. R. Obhen, oaeatory Srw-rgoai dwelling. north side 82d street, TS east Linden, $1,600. Mrs. R. Cohen, one-story flTe-room dwelling, ncith side 82d street, 1(H) east L4ndn. $1,500. Jrarnh Klittner. one-storr five-room dwelling. west tide 89 th avenue, 800 north Canon street, 1.600. C, Keineman, alterations, west side 84th are- nue, irxi south Jt. 14th street. 450. rrsaa ana Arery bcouue, two-story DricK raws, west aids Piedmont arenue, 3u0 north of uroBUway, Jo.two. Diaries V. loiuift, one-story two-room dwelling St n?!6 Brown avenue, $300. Je. Uarelle, tank frame, northeast corner 100th avenue sod Ix.ni-'fellow, $2S. Mis. 1. Bawleieh, repairs to 734 40th street, W. 3. Gamble, one-story shed, south aids 23d etiect, 100 west Broadway, $50. II. Franke, resbingUng 717 Sycamore street, $50. . A. Hanssen, ouesstoiv garage, south side Ocean View drire, "50 east of Collsge avenue, S-tKJ. J. Gulstl, wagon shed at 417 4Sth street, in rear, $175. A. Kiets, two-story serin-room, dwelling, esst side 6anta Clara, 400 north Perry street, J.1.OO0. Jos. J'eto. a.itUUon, 61S Kennedy street; $150. Ben. Btsudenmeyer, addition, 2253 East Fourteenth street: $400. Barton's Pharmacy, tile floor' 6611 College avenue; $260. Mrs. Wright, reshingling. 11TT blxteentn street; $115. 10. han, reshlngUng, 1117 Eighth street; i. Calli. $80. Orrln Merritt, one-story three-ronra dwelling, south sids Marion avenue, 150 Meat Thirty-eighth avenue: JWO. San Franrtano and Oakland Traction Railways, one-ttory bunk house, southside East Eierhtsenth street, 200 feet east of Hecond avenue; $S00. Ban Francinco and Oakland Traction Railways, one-story cook house and dining-rotsn, southfllds corner Bast Eighteenth and Third avenues: $720, San Francisco and Oakland Traction Ball wars, one-story bunk house, smitiiads Bant EeisrHtaenth street. 300 feet west of Third avenue; $800. San Francisco and Oakland Traction Railways, one-story bunk houe. southwest corner Telegraph avenue and Fifty-first street; $375. San Francisco and Oakland Traction Railways, one-story cok house and dining-room., southside iioit. 15 feet west or Mnetv-mxLU svenue s.i.o. P. R. Barth. one-story shed, northeide Men ials. 175 fret eaxt of Tmrtr-third venue; $50. Arthur Tashera, one-story garage. 636 Wals- worth avenue: hl2a. D. T. Gtllman, fire repairs, changed to one- story six-room dwelling. 10T4 Klghty-tirst avenue, dditional noat. gMO. Hans Jensen, alterations and repairs, 1210 Adeline afreet: 2."iL Axel Land, one-story four-room dwelling. westV strt Adeline street. 100 feet north 01 iniriy-second street; $1.45S. A. Boyson, reshingllng. 786 Eighteenth street; 165. P. O. TVrvd oneetorr office, northeast mmer or fnaremont sveniie and Hudson street; i O riirvtm.w, Ruilriintf AfMOcintinn. alterations. southeast corner of Thirteenth and Clay streets; $10. n TC. Warren, one-storr fire-room dwelling, northslde Evans, 120 feet west of Everett; S3 TSrt Norman Kllsworth. one-story garage. 65 Monto Vista avenue. In rear: Mrs. Flood. rBshiiiiUui 10OT WHh street: ITS, R. Mlfhel, onestory four-room dwelling, north east corner 68th and Bersog; gl.uuu. CI R. Wnnilow. nne-storr six-room dwelling, northwest corner 23d avenue and E. 28th street; $2,000. . J, F. Chambers, one-story five-room dwelling, .H. Viesr street. 876 north Mather: $2,000. A. - T. A 8. F. Ry steel crane, west side yi.kon tre. 110 south of First: S8.600. Oakland Investment Co., one story four-room wellln. northwest corner S9th avenue and Kinnlne rreet: $1,600. J. N. Eknerins, ore-story gsraee, eouthwest cor- war Ttfmkril and Rartlett: 75. R. W. Tutt, tank frame at 1712 2d avenue; M." R Vil reshinalina 220 Tth avenue: $70. J. 8. Johnason, one-story two-room dwelling at 2806 Ford street. In rear; Z2B. Walter Packard. one-t r six-room dwelling, west side lOSth avenue. 194 north of Bancroft; $2,800. Walter H. Packard, one-story sfx-room dwelling, east side 103th avenue, 120 south of Voltaire; $2,600. H. Scarborough, one and one-half-story five-room dwelling, south side Wellington, 600 west Park boulevard; $2,500. J. McGurrin, two-story bstn, north side 41st street, S2 east Undeo; $300. M. F. Johnson, reahlngling 262 Wayne avenue; $100. W, F. Howlett, alterations at 3409 E. 14th street; $300. People's Bread Co., alterations at 2S40 Broad way: $160. liarles U. Mann, one-siory garage ai oiw Aileen street, In rear: $50. . S. A. Potter, alterations at 6606 Edgerly itreet; $1,000, . Joe A Hvman, two-etorr slirteen-room apartments, esst side Linden, 139 north 10th; $5,000. Harry Bshtole, tans frame at to nixn; ,i tk. Mnf Mnalrlnv a , tinrtieaat Anr- , i , - ner 12th and Jefferson streets; $50. Herbert Smith, resmngung luti wu street; J, A. neilopTT, onrBWCj ii.H-njinn uwriinig, north tide Hearst avenue, S60 east Lincoln; $1.5110. Gilbert token, alterations at 1134 Second ave . ,.,.. nue; $'l. . raul aua nose ph-jiidiuix. nne-auirj nTe-roiin dwelling, east side Minnesota avenue, 435 north Foothill boulevard; $1,620. N. A. Martaiey. root repairs at umh iam street; $T5. t f. AcTuTOe IWI CTTIIaUTB eVV riMlllin slreet: $40. . William rl toean. Olio bw.it nre-room oweii- Ing. north side 60th street, 316 east of Grove; $2,000. B. Rstto, ' one-story four-room dwelling, east aide P4th avenue. 60 south of C street; $1,000. A. v. Beck, restungung ai am cruan street $W. v Kenneii. njixraiimiB ai tui aurrt: eoo, .Tack Knutsch. addition to 1329 96th avenue 1150. - nobert N. MacFarland. one-story seven-room dwelling, esst side Park boulevard, 890 south of Everett; $3,000. George Miller, roof repairs at northeast corner ot 14th and Aitoe; iiu. Campanile Clock Is Due in Berkeley The clock for trie Sather Campa nile.' In the rrounda of the Univer sity of California, has been shipped from the manufacturers in Boston and will arrive In Berkeley within two weeks. It was made in Oer many. The chimes, which will be installed In the tower above the clock, are about ready for shipment from London. 2S00. BUYS THIS CASH ELEGANT HOME GREATEST BARGAIN IN CITY Total price $7,230. Terms. $2,600 cash, balance flat mortgage at 6 as lonr as desired. Lot alone la worth ,000, is 25xl?7. House cost $1,00$ to build, contains li rooms, furnace, basement and attic; could be made Into flats or apartments at low cost. Located In best section of city, at 8019 Jackson St., near Baiter. Owner on premises Sunday afternoon. CHARLES G. COOrER, Owner 71 and 721 PbelaB Bldg. Ph. Douglas W. A I ft J VI - i I FEW MORTGAGES FOB SEPTEMBER Aggregate of $2,591,122 Filed No Individual Paper of Great Amount. There were 673 mortgages and deeds of trust recorded against San Francisco real estate during the month of September for a total of 12,591,122. " During the same period 489 releases of mortgage avid reoon veyances of deeds of trust were re corded. Since the fire it has been impossible, owing to the destruction of the public records, to ascertain the total Involved in all releases and reconveyances from the office of the City and County Recorder. However, 461 of the releases and reconveyances recorded during the month stated the amount involved, and showed a total of $1,986,182. Only 25 of the releases and reconveyances recorded did not state the amount Involved. .. 1 ' No very large mortgages or deeds of trust were recorded during Sep. tember, the largest mortgage recorded, during the month . being one for $75,000, given by George D. Toy and Ella B. Sonntag to the Hlbernla Bank on the southeast corner of Ueary and Powell streets. SOME LARGE MORTGAGES. Among the larger' mortgages reT corded during the month were the following: ' The Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. loaned $66,000 to Robert K Whitney, et ai on the east corner of Fifth and Bluxome streets; the F. E. Hesthal Company -renewed a mortgage for $50,000 to the Hlbernia Bank on pr.operty at the southwest corner of Sutter and Steiner streets and four other parcels of, real estate; the German Bank loaned $48,000 to Charles W. Sutro on the northwest corner of Pine and Front streets; Winslow Anderson gave a mortgage for $45,000 to the German Bank on property on the north side of Pacific avenue, between Gough and Octavia streets, and eight other parcels of real estate in San Francisco; and the Hibernia Bank loaned $10,000 to John A. Grennan on property on the west side- of Hyde street, between OFar-rell and Geary - streets, and the northeast corner of Fell and Octavia streets. THE LARGER RELEASES. Among the large releases recorded during the month were the following: The German Bank released a mortgage for $125,000 to John Daniel on property on the south side of Sutter street, between Grant avenue and Stockton; the Union Trust Company reoonveyed to Charles Schles-singer for $100,000 on property on the south side of Market street, between Second and New Montgomery, streets; the Hibernia Bank released a mortgage for $100,000 to Charles and Harry Bush on the southeast corner of O'Farrell street and San Carlos place; the Jonas Schoenfeld Company released a mortgage for $8Q,000.to Patrick J. Gartland on the southwest corner of Geary and Lar-kln streets; the Portuguese-Ameri can Bank reconveyed a deed of trust for $50,000 to James Kitterman on property on the north- line of Broad way, between Stockton and Powell streets; the Hibernia Bank released a mortgage for $50,000 to Ferdinand E. Hesthal on the southwest orner of Sutter and Steiner streets and four other parcels, and the Joseph Estate Company released a mortgage for $43,000 to the Jacob Heyman Company on property in the Outside Lands section. INTEREST RATES. Interest rates on mortgages and deeds of trust remain at 6 per .cent at the savings banks. The demand for good loans h.$s not been sufficient to absorb the money seeking investment on loans at ruling rates. Some new loans were recorded at 5 per cent net for amounts under $5,000, the greater number being for larger loans at 6 per cent net Some larger amounts on good business locations have been offered at 5 per cent net. NEW HOMES AT MENLO PARK MENLO PARK, October 9. Henry Meyer, the San Francisco banker, is to build a $12,000 home on Glenwood avenue, he having recently purchased a site from Timothy Hopkins. Jefferson M. Moore of J. J. Moore & Co. has also purchased a home site from Hopkins and will shortly begin the construction of a palatial residence. YOURS for $275 Cash ' ' Balance like rent Artistic Oakland JHome A most artistic and unusual Home. Different from the ordinary run of bungalows. Price, for Immediate A bargain for somebody. Five rooms, cosy built-in features. Hardwood floors. Dining and living rooms paneled in elm. Attractive rustic fireplace in natural stone. Beautiful big south porch with solid stone piers at corners. tation in restricted district of modern east exposure. Garage, yard all in lawn. All Btreet improvements complete. . ' We have sold homes to the value last two weeks, because we have the Oakland. Better see this place TO-DAY Telephone Oakland 1750,' and we your disposal to inspect this bungalow. Office open to-day 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. WICKHAM HAVENS INCORPORATED Entire Top Floor Oakland Bank of Savings Building, Oakland - i September Realty Sales San Francisco Transfers Section. Number, Amount. .$718,300 326,600 49,861 244,405 428,013 695,147 Fifty vara One hundred vara Potrero and South San Francisco Mission Addition Wegtern Addition Outside lands and homesteads 257 Total 481 $2,462,326 Flees Miles Through Streets Almost Nude Youth In Swimming Pool Becomes Insane From Old Injury. JOHNSTOWN (Pa.), October 9. Seized by a sudden mental derangement, the result of an injury to his head a year ago, Walter H. Pribek. member of a prominent Westmont family, escaped from the swimming pool of the Y. M. C. A., and clad only in a union sultsocks and one running shoe, ran two miles through the populated district of the city .before he disappeared In the Lauref Hill Mountain foothills, being captured Ave hours later. He is in a serious condition as a. result of the exper ience. " . , . .. Hundreds joined in the chase for; young Pribek, but when they carffle within earshot of Pribek he would disappeared with the speed of a deer, The capture, seven miles from Johnstown, was purely accidental. Among the searchers was his father, who carried the clothing the son had left behind. Exit from the building was made by means of the fire escape while the elder Pribek waited in the office. . Chicago Policeman Reinstated at 70 Aged Judge Says "That's Not So Old." rT-TTr A nr n.tnh. a rerun vi. heart going thumpety-thump fop pure Joy, his head erect and step springy, John Cramer, aged 70, Is back at work on the police force. Cramer was first appointed to the force in 1878. when Chicago was not much-bigger than a village. In Sep tember, 1901, he was a first class de tective sergeant and was discharged by order of the Civil Service Com mission. Fourteen years passed. Cramer made application for reinstatement He alleged Irregularities in his dis charge. Judge John Gibbons, himself a sen tuagenarlaan and not so lonsr ago siatea ror "Osierization" by his ene , mies, heard the case. He took one look at the youthful bearing of John Cramer and decided that Cra mer should be reinstated. "Seventy isn't so old," mused Judge umDons as ne entered the court de cree. , Farmers Get Boooze From Their Silos One Drink Is Made From Dates, Corn Meal and Yeast. CHARLESTON (W. Va.), October . 1 he very newest method of securing intoxicants in a dry state has been uncovered in Braxton county, an agricultural community, where it was discovered the Juice from the, ensilage of the silo contained a large percentage of alcohol. The Juice strained and mixed with water, it has been found, gives a drink with plenty of alcohol and much headache. It is declared the discovery has caused much Intoxication among the farmers of Braxton where, when a man is seen intoxicated he is declared to be "full of silo." It Is said every man who owns a silo and stores up winter food for his stock is also storing up his winter supply of "booze" at the same time. Reports come to the state depart ment of prohibition daily showing the inventive genius of those with a j taste forstrong liquor. One deputy reported intoxicants were being made ! nf Aaiert rnrn mool on1 vaaot .. ! Sutton. This makes a drink similar to the liquor known as "Old Hen." sale, at least 1750 below actual cost bath and sleeping porch. Clever, Two blocks from S. F. transpor homes. Nice level lot 4100. south of many thousands of dollars Jn the BIGGEST and BEST bargains in before somebody else buys it will gladly place an automobile at , . D RAILROAD IN STANISLAUS San Franciscans Back Line to Give Rail Outlet to Big Magnesia Deposits. The improved demand for manganese, magnesite, magnesia and quicksilver caused by the war has brought about the formation of the Patterson and Western Railroad Company, to give a rail outlet to the big deposits in Stanislaus and Santa Clara counties. H. G. Ginaca, president of the new road, returned to San Francisco yesterday from Patterson, Stanislaus county, and told of plans JUst set in motion. The Western Magnesite DeveloD- ment Company's deposit around Red Mountain, reputed to be the largest in the world, is 'being called upon to supply the deficiency caused by the cutting off of the Austrian supply, on which the United States has depended to a large extent. Between June SO, 1913, and the corresponding date in. 1914, 143,000 tons were imported from Austria alone. With this supply . Interrupted, attention was turned to the home product, and ore has been hauled to the railroad by automobile trucks all summer. Winter weather, however, will interfere with this movement of ore, and itjs the plan to rush the railroad to completion to meet the situation, v The ore is being burned at the mines now, but it is probable that a refining plant will be built at Pat terson when the railroad is finished as fuel oil now has to be hauled into the mines by truck. Patterson Is on pipe lines, which would cheapen the cost of refining. The quicksilver mines belonging to the Hayward estate In the same7 dis trict have Just been reopened, with the prospect of using the new rail road for shipments. The survey for the new road is be ing carried on by C. S. Compton chief engineer of the Patterson and Western. The road will be standard narrow guage and will be 22 miles long. The officers of the railroad are: H. G. Ginaca, president; W. T. Jones, vice-president; R. J. Pratt, secretary treasurer. All are San Francisco men. The capitalization is . for $150,000. Copper Coins 500, ' Years Old Found Also White Metal Platea Marked . "Sebastian Cabot, 1496." SULLIVAN (Ind.), October 9. Frank Bennett, a blacksmith, digging at the former site of the Howe brick yard, near here, found a number of copper coins and white metal plates more than BOO years old. They were found five feet under ground, below the old trail used by pioneers be tween Terre Haute and Vincennes. One of the copper coins contains a head with the date 110, and an other contains a raised head wearing a crown dated 1410. One coin is marked "Six pence Henry VHI." The largest white metal plate is about 2x5 inches, and is inscribed "On this 7th day of February, 1498, of Our Lord, I. B.,""Tlemand all nu land, John Cabot" Another plate reads, "Sebastian Cabot, May 6, 1496. Henry VII." Two Obstinate Men Are Kansas Farmers SMITH CENTER (Kan.). October 9. This county boasts two of the most contrary men in Kansas. Last fall one' man refused to pay the price asked by corn-huskers, and vowed he would let his field rot before - he would yield. - To-day the field, containing about 2,000 bushels of grain, still stands sjd la grown up with a dense crop or sunflowers. " The other contrary man is a neigh bor of the first. He husked 1,000 bushels of his crop, stayed it In an uncovered crib and said it would remain there till it brought him 76 cents a bushel. It Is still there, but ruined by the season's heavy rains. Colonial Home LINCOLN MANOR A charming residence nearing completion in Shore View Avenue overlooking Lincoln . Park and the ocean. The entrance on the, first floor leads from a -brick terrace to the spacious reception hall. The living room,, 14x24 feet, occupies the 7 entire width of the, house in the rear. To the front is the dining room, and, opening through French doors, the daintily appointed break fast room. A tiled cabient kitchen and large butler's pantry complete the first floor. The spacious owner's chamber on the second floor is in the front of the house, opening to the morning sun. The bath is connected by a very large dressing room, equipped with cedar chests and triple full-length dressing mirrors. Three other bedrooms and bath comprise the second floor. . Baths and shower are tiled and appointed with recessed tubs, pedestal lava tories, etc On the grade floor is the social hall, 14x24 feet, also maid's room, laundry, furnace, wine and store rooms. The finish will be in Southern gum, with inlaid oak floors, tapestry wall coverings, beautiful lighting fixtures, etc. The artistic exterior is in cement. Lot 33 feet front, with auto drive in rear. , . PRICE $13,000; TERMS Many other homes of similar style from $9500 up. Motor out Geary St. or take Sntter St. Car 5. 2 to Tblrty-setenth Ave. Entrance Oaten. Branch office. LYON & HOAG, 660 Market St. Influx of Asiatics Menacing Canada ' '. Worker Go to War, Leaving Opening for Cheap Labor. John W. Bruce, organizer for the United Association of Journeymen Plumbers of Toronto, Can spoke be fore the Building Trades Council of conditions In the Dominion as affect ed by the European war. He said the condition of the wage-earners is deplorable, cheap Asiatic labor enter ing the country as a result of the departure of large numbers of the workers for the battlefields. A resolution expressing confidence In the . innocence of Matthew A. Schmidt and David Caplan and a belief that they would prove the un- Justness of the charges at their trials was sent the alleged dyna miters. . T. I. Fitzpatrick, candidate for police Judge, and Edward J. Brandon, aspirant for Supervisor, addressed the meeting. Their aspirations were indorsed. n , . . m t r r l 1 M 1 a m . rresiaeni tr. n. oxua.i my rlav sent teleerams to the officers of the United Brotherhood of Carpen ters and Joiners at Indianapolis and also to Mrs. James A. Kirby, widow of James A. Kirby, national presi dent of the organization of carpen ters, who died Friday morning as i result of an operation for append! fitln The svirmathv of the Caltfor nia trades-unionists waa extended for the loss sustained In the death of President . Kirby. Two Giant Bulls Battle in Street Finht Between Animals Throws w ' Pedestrian Into a Panic. WAYNE (W. Va.)," October 9. Hundreds of lives were imperiled and this town was thrown into a panic when two giant bulls, brought here for exhibition at the horse traders convention, engaged in a battle oa the main street. . Both animals were Herefords, one weighing 2,350 pounds and the other 2,000 pounds. The animals raged throusrh the streets, the panic strick en populace rushing pell mell Into the nearest doors for safety. It was feared many women and children would be trampled under foot, but while many sustained injuries none was seriously hurt. After both animals had been badly gored they were captured by their owners, J. M. Booth and w. M. Jack son. Bear Gets Better Of a Motorcyclist Forest Guard Abandons Machine When Mrs. Bruin Bars Way. ST. PAUL (Mnn.), October 9. One motorcycle, the same kind that scoots along St Paul streets, scaring pedestrians, has met Its Waterloo. An enraged mother bear vanquished it and there was no counter attack. A. E. Pinley, a State forest patrol man, was riding near Park Rapids when his motorcycle, developed in terior trouble. The bear, with three cubs, appeared in the road the same instant. Pimley tried to speed up but the motorcycle wouldn't. So the forester decided the road afforded poor travel ing and he departetd in a bee line through the underbrush. The motorcycle never will be quite the same.. Odd Fellows, No, 95, Feast, Make Merry Banquet Celebrates Twentieth An- . nlversary of Lodge. Farnsworth Lodge, No. 95, L O. O. F celebrated its twentieth anni versary with a banquet at a down town cafe. More than 200 particl pated. Henry Noble, the first noble grand of the lodge, who again occu pies that position, was toaetrnaster. Responses were made by Grand Mas ter Frank D. Mac Beth, Past Grand Master W. H. Barnes, William Top ping. District Deputy Putnam, Wil liam - Phillips, and the following charter members: Flint, Bowley, Donnelly, Wilson, Waltze and Weeks. BUILDERS WEEK PLANS GROWING Novel Float by Plasterers Will Feature Brilliant ' Pageant Now Being Arranged. . A novel feature for the industrial pageant that is to be the chief feature of American Builders Week, October 18-23, has been planned by the plasterers, who contemplate the introduction of a yoke of oxen and an old wagon to illustrate' their industry in its primitive state, and an up-to-date auto float mounted by plasterers at work on metal laths. to illustrate the most modern methods of work. The cabinet makers, architects, in terior decorators, furniture dealers. electric fixture men and nearly every department of building construction from the excavator to the roofer have . announced their Intention . to build an unusual float for the mammoth-pageant ' LUMBERMEN PLAN BIG. Of all lines of business represented In the pageant, which will be made up of 26 divisions, none will make a more striking display than the lumbermen. Their float will be the most elaborate in the entire pageant if present plans are carried out They are to hold a meeting this week to, arrange for the entertainment of all visiting lumbermen, , The parade committee at its meeting yesterday voted to invite all State, city and Exposition officials to ride in the first division of the parade, and Edwin J. Brandon, chairman of the parade committee, was elected grand marshal; George I Hutchin, director; Chris F. Seitz and C. F. Pratt assistant directors. LIST OF AIDES. W. H. George was named as chief aid to Granif Marshal Brandon, and the following were named, as assistant aides: Morris Dillon, George S. McCallum, A. H. Bergstrom, L. A. Larson, Ralph McLaren, Editor Jones of "Architect and Builder," C. J. Powers, Harry Mandrel!, John Gwlnne, Frank J. Klimm, Athol Mc-Bean, W, E. Dennlson, Frank Erlln, George Cameron, W. S. Hambridge, W. H. Crim, C. F. Pratt, Harry Rals-ttin, George Cram, Emil Hogberg, J. P. Holland, John Grant Walter Dyer, Tom Carroll, John D. McGllvary, George Eastman, E.-T. Peterson, An drew F. Mahoney, Elmer Anderson, W. H. Malott Richard J. Huntington, Hubert T. Lynch, A. Knowles, C. J. Hlllard, Henry Gervalse, W. T. Beck, Colonel Fulford of W. P. Fuller & Co., Theodore F. Morrell, W. J. Flgery. John I. Walter, William Adams and ten others, to be named later. The aides are expected to form an impos ing cavalcade. Their mounts will be gayly caparisoned and in a uniform decoration. They will serve as an escort to Grand Marshal Brandon snd those who lead the pageant MANY CITIES TO PARTICIPATE. Every city of importance in the State will take part in the big cele bration. George S. McCallum, secretary of the Building Trades Employ ers' Association of San Francisco, has visited all the central and northern cities, and is now interesting the southern cities in the event . and every city witnout exception nas promised to send a large delegation to take cart. In the parade and the ball, which are the two outstanding features of American Builders' Week. Ad Man to Talk on War. Herbert S. Houston, president of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, will speak at a luncheon and reception at Techau Tavern W-.dnesdav at 12:15 o'clock p. m. Houston will amplify the idea that a commercial embargo by nations at peace would stop any war. All business men are welcome. D DID D I D 6 See SUBDIVISION To-Day Representatives on the . Tract All Day. Phone Sutter 4610 be tore eleven this morn-, Ing for full directions to reach Burllnghome. An auto . bearing the Buellnghome sign will meet alt trains from San Francisco that stop at Easton station to-day. You will enjoy the trip make It an outing. The opening prices and terms are remarkably attractive. We wilt build for you. The first bungalow will be started to-morrow. Others are to follow. Burllnghome Is a sue-cess while but a week on the market. Prhses Include paving, cement sidewalks, sewer and water mains. Hale Bros, are the managing owners of Burllnghome Subdivision. Offices are at 68 Post, Foxcrott Building. If you cannot see Burlln . home to-day, call tomorrow for literature and complete details. The telephone Is Sutter 4610. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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