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22 SUNDAY MOENING OAKLAN TRIBUN JULY 24, 1910. rifting qj to AS, ft. sto Jute-. M- II: iW- STARTED OaKland Still Adding to Its New Homes An: other Three-story Apartment I I i i lllmniPiirirn "TIWr-iTWrniiiifn'iOTIKl iriUrtiTi I t4 1os 4 j- New Fire Alarm and Police Telegraph building. Upper illustration, Oak street or front elevation.

Lower illustration, -Thirteenth street or side elevation. Walter J. Mathews, architect. New residence of Dr. H.

Kergan to be erected on Euclid avenue Charles W. McCall, architect. OAKLAND NEW FIRE ALARM OAKLAND RIDING ON THE FLOOD TWENTIETH AND MARKET SALE A. J. Snyder Negotiates tho Transfer of a Corner Lot; New Owner to Improve.

During the week A. J. Snyder sol4 the northeast corner of Twentieth and Market streets, 101x108, on ac count of Mrs. J. V.

Jeffress to Mich ael Sahatl. The consideration Is said to be $11,000. There are three small cottages' on the premises. This Is the first piece of realty In that section ta change ownership for some time The new owner Intends making sub stantial "improvements on the prop erty PAYS FINE TRIBUTE TO U. S.

CO-E The Duchess of Marlborough Speaks of Type of American College Girl. LONDON, July 23 A meeting In support of the scheme for the removal Bedford College fir Women from Baker street to Regent Fark wa held recently a Sunderland House, the of Marlborough presiding. An Ideal An Ideal nifi9 procured, an1 an )r $500,000, abaat has, It is stated, teen procur appeal Is being made for half of which sum has been obtained. In the course of a speech, the Duchess of Marlborough spoke of the splenild' type of collage-bred women which lea produced. M-3i had not found that college-bred girls made less devoted wives and mothers.

i If women were tactful enough not al ways to worst" husbands In vip.ugliter) -mid to keep any super abundance of. knowledge up their there to be little opposition on 31 husband's partv to -his wife being ell educated. (Laughter). It was difficult to comprehend why there should be such rooted objection on the part of English men to the higher education of their wives. There must be some secret feafl that, hard as they found it to under stand a woman it would be abso lutely beyond their ken were she highly educated.

(Laughter). There were enormous possibilities open to Intellectual and highly trained women in; America, and there would be in tlma just as good opportunities for women Ini Canada and other over-sea Dominions, perhaps even in England. "You neveff can Jell." It was certainly not a fact to be proud of tfiat England for- want of funds could not provide the training ground required In ordar to prepare Its young women tor enter useful and successful careers. WILL PROTECT WHITE MINERS The Regulations Proposed Will Benefit Men in the Transvaal. CAPE TOWN, July 23.

Whita miners in the Transvaal will materially benefit If the regulations proposed by the "recent commission are 'carried out by the Government. One suggestion lai that only white men shall in future re-pplvn Masting fprrtflrates and that onlv' competent white men shall be allowed to be in charge of boilers, engines ana machinery. The existing rul-s draw no color line and a number of colored men. now hold certificates. Stringent regulations are proposed to safeguard the health of.

the men under ground. All dusty rock mi and no person suffering loris or disease of the res shall be permitted to work ist 4e dmpe(l from tuherc4r plratory orgaiVV. underground? Following is a summary of the building permits applied for at the BoardJ of Public Works for the week ending Wed-neFdajr, July 20, 1910, as compiled by Walter B. Fawcett, secretary of the board: No. of Permits.

Amount. 1-story dwellings ........21 127,200.00 3,400.00 31,797.00 10,300.00 1,950.00 275.00 410.00 21,902.50 $97,234.50 114-story dwellings 1 2-story dwellings 9 8-story, 28-room 1 1-story stores 2 Sheds and stables 2 Garages 2 Alterations, additions and repairs .50 Total .88 REPORT BY WARDS. First ward 17 Second ward 6 Third ward 3 Fourth ward. 4 Fifth ward 12 Sixth ward 10 Seventh ward 36 J19.229.60 3,260.00 720.00 11,250.00 23.633.00 2,660.00 36,482.00 $97,234.50 Total .88 BUILDING PERMITS. Following is a detailed statement of the building permits applied for at the' Board of Public Works during the week ending Wednesday, July 20: Jas.

A. Spencer, 1-story. 4-room dwelling, east side of Henry street. 100 feet north of Warren street, Fitchburg; J2500. W.

S. Gee, 1-story shed, 1615 Forty-eighth avenue, rear, Melrose; $75. Thos. Valerga, alter, dwelling to flats, 3800 Grove street; $3500. A.

P. Connett, alterations, 553 Vernon street: $500. H. A. Smith, alterations-, 411 Fourth street; $75.

Lemer, 1-story garage, 855 Isabella street; $110. F. Delmas, alterations, 612 Eighteenth street; $20. Geo. H.

Burnham, J-story, 9-room dwelling, north side of Palm avenue, head of Staten $5700. Dr. F. R. Jordan, 2-story, 7-room dwelling, north 8ide of Palm avenue, 145 feet west of Euclid avenue; $4900.

Mrs. W. W. 1-story, 4-room cottage, east side of-Manila avenue, 93 feet north of Clifton street; $1750. John Allan, alterations, 1312 Walter avenue, $100.

E. N. Marquis, 1-story. 5-room. dwelling, north side of Agua Vista avenue, 70 feet east of Rosedale avenue, Fruitvale; $1500.

Katherlne Hyde; alterations, 820 Thirty-fifth street; $500. Harold M. Cross, l-story, 5-room dwelling, west side of Luca? avenue, B60 feet south of East Fourteenth street, Fitchburg; $1200. A. S.

Mosemley, reshlrfgling roof, 1360 Madison street; $184. J. Bernodob, alterations, 1056. Alleen street; $150. I.

V. Merle, alterations, southeast corner of Third and Washington streets; $435. I Ben Nickerson, refhlngling roof, northeast corner of Twenty-third avenue and East Seventeenth street; $115. F. Du Frane, 6-room bungalow, east sidev of Randolph avenue, 575 feet north of Millbury urreet; $2000.

A. Krueckel, 2-story, S-room dwelling, south side of East Twenty-second street, 550 feet east of Fifth avenue; $5547. U. B. Yelser, 1-story, 5-room cotage, east' side of Montgomery street, 85 feet south of John rtreet; $2000.

B. Meddows. 1-story, 4-room bungalow, south side of Southern Pacific right of way and Thirty-sixth avenue; $1000. Standard Realty alterations. 318 Third street; $150.

1 Standard Realty alterations, 318V4 Third street: $200. S. Zerpentine, alterations, 1253 Center Street; $150. J. S.

Crum, 2-story, 6-room dwelling, north side of Wayne avenue, 172 feet east of Hanover street; $2500. C. D. Jones, alterations, west ride of Lowell street. 85 feet south of Sixty-second street; $200.

J. A. Scott, alterations, 67514 Twenty-third street: $500. James Geekle, alterations, 934 Forty-third street; $1200. Wm.

iSlaleny, l-stor 5-room cotage north side of Forty-third street, 203 feet west -of Grove street; $2000. Minnie Pvicler, alterations, 934 Per- m-Jt lV a'hi. i nweinns, soutn side of Jones street, 450 feet west of Telegraph avenue; 1550 oJvLelft1h, treet Realty alterations, 309 Twelfth- street: $350. Ji L' Taylor -addition, south side of Michigan avenue, between Ply- and L'1111' streets. Elmhurst; 1100.

I Realty Syndicate. 1-etory stores, west side of Broadway, 77 feet south of Fortv-first street; $1650. Oakland New Century Club, alterations northeast corner of Atlantic and Campbell streets; $500. H. Hart.

1-story, 6-room dwelling, south side, of Plum street, 237U feet Fourteenth street. br'Ck oven- 1469 Seventh E. H. Fenton, 1-story. 5-room cottage.

of Howe strt. 240 feet routh of Rldgeway avenue; $1500. G.A. Anderson, 1-story. i5-room cot-tage.

east side of High street. 50 fet Be'levue avenue, Fruitvall; 'story- 3-room cottage, east side of Stanley avenue. SI feet south of Noble street; Melrose; $250. soulh or c- A. Schmidt, 2-story.

6-room nlth 8lde Santa CIar avenue. $2000 VIeta anuei l-tory, 1-room dwelling south side of Chapman street. 125 east of Park street; $160. ra Moore alterations, south side of Twelfth street, 100 feet east or Broadway; 2000. OI $400nSn' addlUon- 412 Fifty-first Oakland Brewing A iMaltlng alterations, 1725 Linden street; Il'S soutneast cor- onn oeventn ana Chestnut streets; C.

Allmann, alterations, 1569 Twentv-flrst avenue; $400. ent irb' 2-story. 6-room dwell- Lnh a f-rann uulnn, addition 923 Thlrty- evemn avenue; $200 'th nCh addltlon' Fifty- fifth street: Sioft; grJaphhnanuerViooaUeratl0n8; 5501 5 Fifty-fourth o. Meanesl, alterations, 3315 East Fourteenth street, Melrose; $200 Mr. R.

Perthbaker, 1-story. 8-room bungalow, south side of Virginia street ImSE'! -avenuef llelnse; P. W. Brearey, 4-room. 1-story cottae-e south of East Eleventh street: $1400 Antone Mattos, alterations, "l321 Walter avenue.

$100 Manuel Vento. porch addition, 1263 Saratoga avenue, Elmhurst; $75. City of Oakland, addition, BushroS Park; 1529.50. E. A.

Hersam, 2-story, 4-room dwell- in the Adams Point district. I REALTY SYNDICATE PIEDMONT SALES Home Building Is Being Encouraged to Swell Population of Hillside City. The Realty Syndicate reports an active realty market in all departments, with a particularly heavy demand for lots in Piedmont. "We are disposing of a great deal of our scattering properties in Piedmont," said Nat M. C.rossley.

manager of the real estate department, "and expect to see considerable building started in this district very shortly. We are anxious to see developments -of this kind and although we could probabJy get more money for these lots we prefer to sell them and have the neighborhood built up. The OaTtland Traction Company is through this district, which" in places Is very sparsely populated, and anything that we can do to add homes and population to Piedmont will mean a great deJal to the Traction Company and to us in our future operations." Mr. Crossley stated that the Realty Syndicate is making a big success of its home building department, and that a great many buyers of Piedmont lots are taking advantage of the combination installment home building scheme and contracting for the erection of houses upon their newly purchased property. "I doubt whether there will ever again be an opportunity to purchase as desirable residential properties in this vicinity as we are offering in Piedmont now." continued Mr.

Cross-ley. "In fact we have some lots at $25 a front foot which, taken purely from a speculative standpont, are a remarkably good buy. However, we are trying to encourage speculators," as it would do us practically no good to sell to this class of people, for unless the buyer intends to build we may as well retain the property and get the benefit of the lnevitab-le increase in value. What we want is home builders." The Realty Syndicate'has about 300 of these scattering lots', And figures that if It can sell 75 per cpnt of them to bona fide home builders" It will Increase the population -of Piedmont by at least 1000 SeeKs Fortune From SunKen Treasure Ship LONDON, July 23. Somewhere in; Davy Jones' locker in the" neighborhood of Tobermory, on the Scotch west coast, lies a Spanish treasure ship--wrecked there at the time of the great Much money has already been spent in attempts to locate the 'sunken treasure, without results, but now a serious effort iu i ti i T.lpiitftTiBTit-r,nlfn(l AT r' enzie Foss is heading a London syndicate, busy on the proposed site of the treasure ship, which the colonel 'thinks he bag located within.

an area of 400 square fee-Tobermory is on land of the Duke ok Argyll, from -ft-hom permission has been obtained to exploit the wrecKj OT THINK building your ney home, flats or apartments wKJicruf the leilink Steel $14.00, $16.00, $18.00, $20.00. Fire protection. Burglar proof. Geo. C.

ornemahii Company 467 Market San Francisco, Cal. Send for Catalogues. -1- Ul3k DO SITE UNIVERSITY Regents Award Contracts for Extensive Changes on the College Grounds. BERKELEY, July 23. In accordance with the Phebe A.

Hearst for a ''Greater University," the Board of University Regents has just awarded contracts for a number of new "roads and avenues through the campus grounds. The contracts were let to the Contra Costa Construction Company, and involve an expenditure of $33,100. Work will be commenced at once. Oneof the new avenues contemplated in the plans start from the northeast corner of California Hall and extend westerly to the tennis courts. This avenue will be an extension of street work re-cently completed near California Hall.

From the tennis courts the avenue will extend north of the new library building, intersecting the street near North Hall. Another avenue will be constructed from east of the philosophy building to the west steps of the Hearst mining building. The Doe library will be supplied with brick and granite steps- and approaches from the new street to the entrance of the library. The regents will In a few days open bids for the construction of several new buildings at the Davis farm. OLD ALAMEDA LANDMARK SOLD The Webster Street Baseball! Grounds, Cricket ana hoot-ball Field Changes Hands.

ALAMEDA, July 23. The so-called Webster street cricket and association football ground was this week bought by John O. Croll from Oakland parties, who purchased the property some time ago from the Pacilic Investment Company, an organization which was formed to take over the holdings in this city of the estate of the late Senator James G. air. Croll is said to have paid less than $10,000 for the propertj'- Twenty-five years ago the tract was used j-3 a baseball park by the old California league.

For several years past it has been used during the winter season as a football field by the Soccer clubs enrolled in the California Association Football League, and during summer as a cricKet field by the clubs listed in the California Cricket Association. Ing. east side of Eummit avenue. 200 feet north of County road, Melpose; $00. Dr.

Shannon, altering warehouse to riAa nf Thirtv-second street, 140'feet east of Telegraph avenue; $1800. Peter De Vincenzle, 1-story, o-room dwelling, north side of Monte Vista avenue. 600 feet east of Piedmont avenue, J. Barton. 2-story addition, 1060 Sixth avenue; $200.

Dr. Shannon, porch addition, northwest carrier of Thirtv-second street and Telegraph avenue; $225. Wm. Wright addition, 340 Taft alterations. 112 Seventh street; $150.

j. s. McCarthy. 3-story, 2s-room Bats, 619 Tenth street; $10,300. G.

Alzawa, 1-story store, west side of Park street, 25 feet north of Boehmer alterations. 1717 Tenth street; $250. Geo. F. Church, 1-story, 5-room dwelling, east side of Thirty-seventh avenue, 975 feet north of East Fourteenth street, Fruitvale; $1800.

Geo. Nichols, additions, southeast corner of Pennirhan and Liese avenues, Allendale; $50. Gertrude E. Murray, alterations, 1246-38 Myrtle street; $500. G.

Peters, 1-story, 4-room cottage, east side of Peralta avenue, 400 feet north of Madeline street; $590. Dr. G. H. Llliencrantz, alterations, 1397 Alice street; $350.

W. Muller, alterations. 863 Broadway, $500. N. K.

Foster, 1-story garage, west side of Santa Ray avenue, 80 feet south of Vienna street: $300. C. A. Bradley, 1 -story. 2-room stable north side of Fortieth street, oOO fet west of Telegraph avenue: $200.

Montgomery Building A Construction 1-story, 5-room cottage, east Fide of Bryant street, 600 ffet north of College avenue, Claremont; $1800. P. Maurice, 2-story, 6-room dwelling, southeast corner of East Twenty- second street and illtn avenup. auu. Joe Vlrlago, alterations, 654 Broad-wav; $75.

H. F. DObson, alterations. 4100 Pennl-raan avenue, Allendale: $150. O.

Turek, repairs, 523 Sixth street; $475. Jas. Barney, 1-story, 5-room cottage, south side of Elton street, 200 Xeet west of Roval Ann street, Elmhurst: $1000. Starkweather 4. Burbank, 2-story, 7-room dwelling, west side of Kempton avenue, 350 feet north of Fairmont avenue; $5350.

Wm. Kruger, alterations, north ride of Perry street, 175 east of Oakland avenue; $1500. N. Petersen, alterations. 6S29 East Fourteenth street, Elmhurst; $70.

Mrs. G. W. Percy, porch addition, 135 Hanover street; $350. IMPROVEMENTS BUIL1ING ACTIVITY Municipal fdings and Many New am Substantial Busi ness Blocks Started.

(Con from Preceding Page) building-, is here. The foundations are being adapted for it. The site is a scene of -industrial activity. The success of this important private enterprise is assured. -Then, again, there are a lot business blocks of the most modern and substantial charac- ter in progress of construction.

The Larkey business block, on Fourteenth street between Clay and Jefferson, four stories in height, equal to the five-story Thayer building adjoining it, is ready for occupancy. The steel frame work of the massive three-story semi-" A class" Heeseman building on Clay and Thirteenth streets, in the same block, is in course of construction. The Young Men's Christian Association five-story "Class buifrding at the northwest corner of Telegraph avenue and Twenty-first street is under cover; the excavation for thd basement and foundation for the seven-story building to be erected for R. G. Perry on Thirteenth street, between Broadway and Franklin, is in progress the contract ior the $350,000 "Class building to be erected for the H.

C. Cap well Clay between Fourteenth and Fifteenth street, has been awarded; the addition of eight stories to the Realty Syndicate building on Broadway between Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets, is almost ready to started the Vachs block on Thirteenth street Washington and Clay is nearly completed and a vast number of other important business structures are ready to "be started. All of these improvements have a direct bearing on. Oakland's immediate and future prosperity, without considering the influence exerted by the costly and extensive improvements which are about to be carried dut by the public service corporations, in volving the expenditure in the aggregate of over $10,000,000 within the next two or three years. Southern Pacific Improvements The Southern Pacific's local electric railway system and thd construction of a $250,000 new depot will shortly be under way.

The conversion of the Seventh street local steam railroad into an electric railway will have to be done within the next sixteen months or the franchise abandoned, as the steam franchise terminates November. 20, 1911. Of course, it will not be aban-i doned, ifor the Southern Pacific has, already made, the proposition to the Seventh Street Improvement Association to pave the street with a standard asphalt pavement from gutter to gutter, if the property owners will consent to the granting of a fifty-year franchise for an electric railway on the thoroughfare, and the proposition will doubtless be accepted. What all these enormous expenditures mean for Oakland's future progress and prosperity easy for the most obtuse intelligence to divine. Work promises to be plentifivl for those in the building trades and a good mar- FT.

Located In a Public Park, it Has Been Designed to I Harmonize. The Board of Public Works started actual operations on Its municipal buildings program this -week by awarding a contract for the new central station for the fire alarm and police telegraph departments, the elevations of two of the four frontages of which, as designed by Architect Walter J. Mathews, are published. In THE TRIBUNE today. The exterior of the building has been specially designed so that it will harmonize with the general plans of park improvement, is located in the I-aJigside park grounds.

The interior wilF'wr devoted exclusively to the housing jSJsthe electrical plant of the two departments. The two frontages shown in the illustration are respectively eighty-seven and eighty-eight feet in length. The building has been planned on a scale large enough to meet the wants of the city for fifty" years to come. It displaces the brick building which was eree4et on the city hall lot twenty years ago, and which is to' be torn down to make way for the magnificent new city hall whose construction-will be started in about five months, when the architects will have finished all of the detailed working plans. The new fire alarm and police telegraph station- will be finished, it is expected, within three months.

It is necessary to hasten its construction so that the apparatus of the two branches of the municipal electrical service and the city electrician's office can be moved into it and the old building razed to avoid delay in excavating the foundation for the city hall. The total cost of the new sta tion, under the contract, will be 544, 794. All of the labor to be employed in its erection is to be drawn from Oakland residents and as much of the material as can be obtained here is be purchased, from Oakland merchants and manufacturers. The same' policy will doubtless be adhered ti in the carrying oat of all the public improvements provided for under the bond issue, so far as it is possible to do so. The new will be the second public service building to be erected in Lakeside park, Uie other being the salt Pimping station which has been service for about two months past.

UPTON TO BE CHOKER'S EST The Tea Merchant Promises to "Shine" at House Party of Former Boss. LONDON. July 2 3. Sir Thomas Lipton has promised to be the guest of Mr. Richard Croker at Glencairn, the "boss's" beautiful place near Dublin, for the' rreat horse show, which i i j.

laswi uiacs near uie eiiu ji auslisi. A vm- bi hn. nnrtv win a-mhis for this fashionable event at Olen-cairn and, as usual, Mrs. Stella Bowman, Croker's will act the part of hostess. Sir Thomas Lipton.

with the exception of the pecasion of his appearance at the Lipton Company meeting, has been little in the public eye of late, but heis expected to "shine" at the Cowesj-regatta, where he will be seen in the1 company of Princes's Henry of Battenberg, who has long been his friend, and of her daughter, 'the Queen of who will pay a long visit to the Isle ofVight with; her three children. Sir Thomas is always the life and soul of a house party and 'ho one is-Ifkely to be dull at Glencairn, for Mr. Croker's niece, Mrs. ta a really fine singer, besides being a charming hostess. Her services are so eagerly sought for in Dublin that she is often booked months ahead in the cause of charity.

The people responsible for a big charity concert which is coming off in September at Dublin actually secured her before making any arrangements or mentioning a date. Mr. Croker and his niece will remain at Glencairn until October, when they go to "Palm Beach for thewinter. Mr. Croker's horses -will run at 'the Phoenix Park races In August, and this season he has exceptionally good young horses in training.

in that, section has been frequently described by realty merf-within the past four years as being "as good as gold" and its verity was never more forcibly demonstrated. Recent sales of realty on Lower. Broadway and elsewhere in the district show the interest which is awakening in the mijids of shrewd investors in that quarter. ND STATION Tide of Prosperity Is Flowing Strong in Response to the Building Improvements. (Con.

from. Preceding Page) construction of the municipal wharf in the Brooklyn basin at the foot of Livingston street, East Oakland. The bids are fortunately considerably lower than the city engineer's: estimates, which is an assurance that an award will be made and construction started without unnecessary delay. The wharf is to be constructed of reinforced concrete, and will be the first of the series of permanent waterfront improvements to be bnilt in Oakland harbor or, in fact, anywhere on the shores of San Francisco bay. The Oakland Harbor Commission has anticipated the State in respect, for the patent pile concrete piers erected on the San Francisco waterfront by the State Harbor Commission and supposed to Le permanent have be'en almost wholly wrecked by jobbery and the treacherous mud foundation on which they were built.

In Oakland harbor and on the bay front of Oakland a hard-pan foundation gives security to all reinforced concrete wharf structures built on jit. I Contracts for Seawall Construction in Sight The construction of 2000 lineal feet of the new reinforced concrete seawall on the' Oakland WW frt fr. Clay street is now being hastened and a contract will be awardeo within a few When' this d6ck is built it will be unequaled by any improvement built on the Pacific Coast for the accommodation of commerce. The quay correspond, in fact, with the best permanent commercial works constructed in the leading ports irt the Old World for shipping arid it will be th first permanently constructed quay on the Pacific Coast where the largest ocean-going freighters and transcontinental cars will be brought ilongside so, that cargoes can swing out of the steamship's hold i into the railroad car or vice versa, with one movement of the crane. 7 Effect of Improvements On South Side Property -The effect of the early con- Etruction of these improvements on south side realty is already in evidence, through realty transfers and realty improvements for business uses.

The first permanently built brick warehouse ever erected near the waterfront On the south side east of BroadNvay -is now being constructed on the southeast corner of Second and "Franklin streets. It is a substantial threeVstory building and the location for warehouse purposes lis superb, for it is within one block of the Western and Southern Pacific railroad tracks and within 3. stone's throw of the Webster and Franklin street city wharves and close to the Adams wharves where the Amer-i ican-Hawaiian Steamshfp Company has secured -a leasehold, This' is the pioneer of many which afte, sure to follow quickly in the district, lying be-' tvveen Broadway Jand the north arm of the estuary, and property in that section is beginning jto loom, tup the estimation of realty traders and as it never has done before. -'Property i Some suggestions made with the idea of preventing accidents lay down the- principle that no Incompetent or Inexperienced man shall be allowed to take part in dangerous work. The hours of worlK underground are limited to eight a day; exclusive of the time occupied In reach lng work and returning to the surface.

ket in sigh fr building ma terials, for a long time to come Every new structure that goort up. moreover prompts the startling of another, and every dollar spent for private and public improvements adds to the value of realty..

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