Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on February 18, 1912 · Page 17
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 17

Oakland, California
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Sunday, February 18, 1912
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r 1 HEWS SECTION! (ft . r 1,., ,., ,. . , , 1 m LAST EDITION WEI mm. VOL. LXXVI. WEATHER n.,r.".d,1"td ithltCrn'dobbly ,0' OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1912. 48 PAGES 17 TO 24 NO. 182 V u vy IflT III V " ' ' - . 1 . . . i iriii iii i rn in in inn i in IMLtUblliL MUD DUEL II Unidentified Man, Who Was Slain,. Carried $300 in Bogus Honey Second Victim of Fight Dies Soon After in Receiving Hospital TWO MEN were killed as the result of a revolver duel fought on Fourth street, between Castro and Brush, last night shortly after 11 o'clock. Mystery surrounds the affair,, as to what was the instigation for the shooting, while the curiosity of the police is further heightened by the finding of $300 in Confederate currency on the person of an unidentified man who was shot three times in the breast, and whose body was taken to the morgue. . t - Bruno Camello, a laborer living at 204 Market street, was one of the duelists. He died in the Receiving hospital an hour after the fight. He had received one bullet in the neck directly above r the thrtat, and another in the thigh. Dr. W. H.. Irwin and Steward Travers dressed the wounds, but the man died without making a statement and another man who had accompanied Campello to the hospital left after refusing to give hi name. The body at the morgue ispf. a man about 30 year old. He was dressed in a cheap suit, and there was nothing on his person that would lead to his identification, except a gold watch and a purse. ' The- duel took place in the middle of the street, and when the firing cdmmenced a large number of persons were attracted to the scene. It is believed, however, that the unidentified man was engaged in ,"bunco-steering". and that possibly a quarrel had arisen over the spoils of his operations. For some time there has been a gang of sharps at wotk in the city, their methods being to pass the ouuawea currency. . . .v Miss Hazel Hotchkiss to Marry Harvard Man SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17. When Mies Heiet Hotchkiss, . women's tennis champion of the United States tnd graduate cf, the University of California, joined a, mixed doubles party on the courts of the Longwoed Tennis Club of Boston one sunfly day last June, her partner happened to be Geo. Wm. Wight-man, a student of Harvard University and the son of a wealthy capitalist of Brook,-line. Mass. Today at a luncheon to thirty of her Kappa Kappa Gamma , sorority JUDGES TO HAVE RARE JUDGMENT HE love of beauty is T varying standards of beauty with different peoples, but every people and every person loves that which is beautiful And of all things beautiful, the most lovely is the human being. That is the rea son why THE TRIBUNE'S search for beautiful women in Oakland has aroused such keen interest and why . THE TRIBUNE feels that every person in the city will want to know who the ten most beautiful women in Oakland are. "Beauty consists of a certain composition of color end figure, causing delight in the beholder," Locks, the philosopher, has declared. That is the reason why THE TRIBUNE is taking such especial pains to secure in the composition of its Beauty Committe, which is to select the ten loveliest women in the.city, people of rare judgment, so that what causes them delight shall be of the very finest quality., And THE TRIBUNE believes that when this Beauty Committee makes its "judgments of (Paris" it will be on a standard ol the highest loveliness that will call for the highest commendation from all lovers of pulchritude. Edwin Hawley, 'Silent Icicle,' aOariiilaceJJeaitl ' for Fair Protege Ward Who Could Laugh Away Railroad Magnate's Moods . to FightforEstate . NEW TORK. Feb. 17. Miss Margaret Cameron, beautiful ward of the dead magnate, Edwin H. Hawley, rave his helrs-at-law a shock today by appearing at the East Sixteenth street Hawley home soon after William Haw-lyr Edwin Hawley1 nephew, had ((one downtowH to business. Miss Cameron ..was - warmly welcomed by Kami Kabu, the butler and general steward of the Hawley establishment, who for many years has worked under her direction. As soon as she had made herself comfortable; Mlsspameron called up William Hawley at his office and told him she was at the house and In possession. She said she had papers entitling her to the East, Sixtieth street house, the Babylon place and all the costly furnishing n4 art., treasures they contained, as well as a share of the personal estate sufficient to maintain them. She Mid she had consulted a lawyer, who had the papers and ad vised, her that her claims were legal and unanswerable, That Miss Cameron will' soon show her hand In the fight for the $20,-000,000 estate of the financier, gives reason to suppose that she has some tangible claim to the riches claimed by her benefactor's nephews and nieces. Several unwritten chapters in the career of the "silent financier" and the winsome "Dolly" Cameron, now In the possession of the New York American, seem to confirm this view. Miss Cameron - served for - a time as chatelaine of the railroad magnate's splendid estate, Effingham Park, at Babylon, L. I, She was the one woman who seemed able to win and hold the confidence of the man who was known jocularly In Wall street as the "silent icicle." CINDERELLA OF MILLIONS. "Dolly" Cameron, as her patron called her In preference to the given name Margaret, has been termed the "Cinderella" of the Hawley millions. She was that. From the time she left her humble surroundings In Kansas City to enter the household of Mr. Hawley, the child (she was then only 15) was absolute mistress of both the city and country mansions of the railroad financier. -: In the story of the girl's life, as gleaned from many sources, the other side Is revealed of the man who made millions behind the mask of silence. The first chapter in the. extraordinary tale of the romance o.f.,Mr. . Jawley Continued on Page 18 Cols. 2-3) listers,., given In the palm room of the Palace hotel. Miss HotchklM released the secret ' that a Harvard University chap she' had met on the LOngwood courts is to be her future' husband. Miss Hotchkiss is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs: Wm. J. Hotchkiss, 2985 Clare-mont avenue, Berkeley. Her father Is a wealthy lumberman, president of the Hoobs, Walls Lumber Co., and Port Blakeley Lumber Company, and manager of the Central California Canneries. a universal quality. There are W. H. HOFF PROBABLY FATAI1Y HURT WHEN HIS AIRSHIP TIPS AND I Portrait of Aviator William Hoff. Wreck of his machine after the accident yesterday, y f Vr-v 4.- ,) . V'il 1 - ; r .., ... . iu .. ' .iifeiiatiaiaii RlJflRLflR 'r miSaM UUIIULml '-"v : - Then Both Run, But in the Opposite Directions When Mrs. W. L. La Hale of 2329-San fiablo avenue entered, her apartment last night about 9:30 o'clock she was confronted by a "man wha was entering at the same time from a 'window that opened upon a porch. The intruder pointed a revolver at her and she fled screaming down the stairs and Into the street. The would-be burglar went in- the opposite dlreo tiori and although Special - Officer Swanson and Inspector McSorley, who were In the vicinity, rushed to the scene no trace of theTugitive was found. . .. : . ,.. -.. ' Inspector fcSbrley was at the time Investigating the attempted hold-up of Mrs, F. Veloso of 701 Twenty-fifth street, who had a tug-of-war- over her purse with a tall, good-looking strangar, who came upon her from behind whistling. She was a short distance from her home when the man snatched her purse. She fought back, screaming for help, and finding that he had met his match in strength the robber ran. The tenacity of spirit shown by Mrs. Veloso resulted in saving her $30. ' The two attempted robberies occurred within a block of each other, and it is believed that the same man may have been responsible for both. Owing to her fright, Mrs. La Hale did .not obtain a good description of the Intruder to her apartment. Insane Conductor ; Acts tike Mad Dog Mental Collapse of Harry Par-rine of Richmond Is Sudden and Complete. RICHMOND', Feb. 17. Harry Par-rine, th,e street car conductor who became' violently insane last evening on a car between Oakland and Richmond and attempted suicide by strangulation at the city Jail, was taken this evenings to tha " Sounty hospital at Martlnex and will likely have to be taken on to the state Insane asylum at Stockton, He tried to bite every, body who came near him and artfd like a mad dog. The collapse of his mental faculties was sudden and complete. . Crushed Body Found Near Railroad Track SAN JOSE. Feb. 17. The body of an unidentified man, between 20 and 25 years of age, was found: tm the railroad tracks near Gdenvale this morning. It la believed that h wm riding, on a brake-beam and feat ft m ' , , i . .nil. -r I i i ' -.v.- ' Portrait of Glenn Martin." $75,000 Necklace Stolen At Dinner for Miss Taft WASHINGTON", Feb. 17.. More than a little mystery surrounds the alleged disappearance of a diamond necklp.es valued at $75,000, from the neck of a New York guest at a dinner dance given. In honor of Miss Helen Taft by Captain Sowerby, naval attach of the British embassy, at Rauscher'a last night. Not only are strenuous endeavors belngmade to And the gems,- but stronuoua denials are be Ing made that they were lost at all. Runaway Horse Badly Injures Man in Street Harry Ardley, a draughtsman, in the employ of the Western Pacific, was knocked down by a runaway ' horse hitched to a buggy, at Telegraph avenue and, Twenty-eighth treet shortly iftsr 7 o'clock last night. He was severely out and bruised about the head. After being taken to the East Bay sanitarium, in un ambulance be was removed to his home, 582 Mer-r-lmao street. Ardley was standing in the street waiting for a Telegraph ave New Secret Service to Be Headed by Cabinet Of ficer WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. President Taft Is considering the amalgamation of the several investigation bureaus of the government, making a department of . the secret service, the chief of Which would be cabinet offloer. Ao-tton b thU scheme will to ha4 'during PLUNGES Wreckage of his flying machine Among, the guests at the dlnnpr dance were Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, Mrs. Edward McLean, . Miss Mabel boardman, Miss Helen Taft, Richard Townsend, Mrs, Lawrence Townsend, Mrs. H. R, Thomas, Mrs. Peter Goelet Gerry, Miss Margaret Drapor, MIhs Harriet Anderson, niece of the President, Miss Cameron and Mis, Clarence Mobre. ' If was not until 1;S0 .o'clock this morning when the dance was drawing to a close that the necklace Is said to have been mlnRed. ... nue car when the panic-stricken horse turned into the avenue from Twenty-eighth afreet, striking the man'in the back1, and knocking him violently against the car, which ' had slowed down to allow him to get aboard. .The horse swerved to one side and narrowly escaped a collision. - After mtn-ning a short distance it stopped. There was no one in the vehicle, the horse having taken fright while being taken to a livery stable with other bug" the presont Congress. ,The plan would bring about, It Is claimed,' the moot perfect secret service In the world. John F.. Wllkle,' chief of the division of the secret service of the treasury department, would probably be elevn-ted to the position which the proposed amalgamation would create. SWIFTLY after it struck the fence. Lieut. Bloom to Be Courtmartialed Ydung Officer, Appointed by Taft, Accused of Striking a Soldier.' CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 17. As the result of an alleged fisticuff with a non-commissioned officer. Lieu tenant Bloom of the fourth field ar tillery will be tried by courtmartlal at Fort Russoll on a -charge of "conduct unbecoming an officer." - It"' it charged that Lieutenant Bloom thought the non-commissioned officer had not saluted him with proper r. spect and that ho engaged In an al tercatlon with thesubordina,te which led to a physical clash. Bloom Is the young Jew,, son of the post tailor at Fort Meyer, Va., to whose commis sioning in tne army objection was made and who was appointed a sec ond lieutenant by Preslden&Taft de. spite opposition to him because of his racial and social untecedents: Army officers at Fort Russell refuse to dis cuss or admit that charges havs bsuu filed gainst Bloom. . . . - i .. Nordica Triumphs V In Role of 'Isolde' Despite Recent Illness Prima Donna Sings in Magnificent ..'..Voice at Boston. ' . . ... . BOSTON. Feb. 17. Mme. Nordica, whoso Illness recently caused postponement of her appearance here In "Tristan and Isolde." sang "Isolde" In grand opera at the Boston opera huiiw today, and. scored an immense success. Despite -her recent Indisposition, Mme. Nordica Was in splendid voloe, and her singing evokef the ut-mMt- nttaalawm. TO EARTH BEAGHEY IS STAR OF IEEI Gambles With Death in a Series of Hair-Raising Ex- ;' plsits in idair Kiss Blancha Scott Dcssn't Fly cn Account of Un-favorable Ccnditicns ILLIAM H. HOFFj formerly mechan-4 ician ior xuigenc xj Ely, and, ' since the : : I I ' T tragic death of Ely himself, a navigator of the air, was probably' fatally injured at the first day of the third annual aviation meet when his 80 horsepower Curtiss biplane pitched to. the! right as he was ascending front the held, and crashed. the grour-A. a total wrecK. lion was struiJ hy. the engine, it is believed, and now lies at East Bay Sanatorium in a critical condition, with a. fractured pelvis, internal injuries1 and the probability of seriou complications. ' ' , Hoff was entered in the inter- national race which formed the sixth event f of yesterday's pro-; gram. He had not taken the air" before .this flight, and, according to his fellow aviators, was some-! what nervoug, as it was realized! by all that the air Was "patchy"j and extremely dangerous. The accident is ascribed by several ofl his friends to the puff of ' wind' which sweeps down from the' slanting roo'f of the grand, standi at the Oakland aviation field ; and! by others, to , his having '.driven; his rnachine too close behind thafii of Phil Parmelce, thus fallind into the "wash" of the leading machine. , . CRASHES DOWN 60 FEET, j Hoff's biplane , "pitched . at al steep angl- forward and to thd right when he was climbing intqi the air, and for, a moment it was oeuevea tnat he would right him-, self. With a sickening sense oJ impending disaster, the aviator watching Hoff saw his cngino shut off and the, machine cam crashing down almost vertically from a height of some fifty feet. The young aviator was picked! up a crumpled, mass of bleeding1 flesh and broken bones and hurried from the field in the official automobile to, the field emergency hospital. Later he was moved t'o East Bay Sanatorium, and heis how under the care of Dr. Georga G. Reinre and other physicians; His COriffitibri is COnsitlerprl rriti cal, as 'there would be little hora of saving his life should compli- catioils-from his internal injuriej ensue. ; . Q AMBLES WITH DEATH. The first day of the aviation meet was marked by jare-devil try and disaster. Lincoln Beach ey, probably the most 6killect navigator of air craft in tha w r 1 d 1 6 d a y, - electrified tha crowds iith his marvelous feats. Nothing-like.thc.sensational and spectacular flying has been seen in mc uay region oeiore. inee were" eiulurance ; tests, " . altitude flights and races. at Tanforan at the big meet there, but for individual, daring' and hair-breadth dicing with death, Beachey today carried away the record. w The possibly atal accident to Hoff, an accident Irv which Glenn Martin saved "his life only by the most, skilled maneuvering, 'with his machine, partially wrecking XOontfeued on Page 13 ,

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