Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on January 23, 1914 · Page 1
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Mid FIgte ItE Fieed 1 1 Desperate Battle W Sunday Edition 5c mm If- y i VOf T YVY WE ATHER--0kland VUb. AAJ. nC-AinciV-probjj))j( I ."? J i REPUBLICAN r ni-Ti i n Bin I utlUlu r 11 Registration in State Shows 9328 Ahead of -.Progressives The Democrats Occupy Third Place in Com-i piled List The voters of California are deter- mined to work out thlr political, salvation within the lines oT three ' parties the Republican and Democratic and the Progressive. The registration In this state la helng watched with a Brent .deal of Interest. The Re- , .publicans are well In the lead In regia-.tratioii 'up to Hate. The reports from in out of counties In this state." secured by. THE TRIBUNE, which gives the. registration, up to January 20, is as follows: Republican?, 305; Progressive, 1 9,977; Democratic, 13,322. These 26 counties are scattered over the entire state and include returns from all of the big counties, figures bring Included from Alameda, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacra--mentn, San Plego and from a sprlnk-flicr of counties In the mountain dis-'trtol.fi, as well as in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys. So well scat- tered are these counties and so representative are they of the general sentiment of the state that It Is safe to say that the relative position of the three parties In registration will not 'lie changed In the end. - : ' n:;t It is "certain that the position of the Itcpiibllean party will not be - changed: These figures show that the Republican registration Is practically -itrnrWe-t h7rtfhi-PTriBr'rat's-iaHa " ?S ..per. cent more than the Progressives. MOST COMPLETE RETURNS. , The matter of party registration-was of such, a great and general Interest and the figures that were sent out from different county seats were so scattered, and Imperfect that THE .-TRIBUNE determined to secure the best and most complete .returns possible. As will he seen by Hie list of counties, the answers represent verv fairly the sentiment of this state, being from the supposedly Progressive-south, the Democratic Pan Joaquin valley, the rroat cities of Oakland, San Francisco ind Los Angeles, from mountain couri- (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) TRAINBiDITHAS SENSE OF HUMOR Frightened! Porter Made Passengers (Br AMOolttodPreii)- "' . CHICAGO?. Jan. 23. With the as-Distance' of two reluctant but badly scared porters, a lone bandit held up four passengers .on the rear sleeper of the Michigan Central , passenger train due here from Detroit at 7:30 o'clock this morning. It waa a seriocomic affair which netted the bandit something under (300. The robber entered -the train at Jackson, Mich., arid feft It about ftf. teen minutes later when Louis Thomb, one of the porters, signaled for the emergency brakes. T. Merltts, porter of the car attackerl, was the first to View the robber, who pointed a pistol st him and handed h!m a bag. - "More,"' said the Intruder, who was dressed In a black and white check ult and wore a cap pulled down over his eyes, "you go ahead and wake the passengers. Tell 'em there's a robber wants their money. No "monkey business; I've got three or four pals with me." Merltts tookthe hag and shook the ocoupsht of the first berth he came to. "Excuse me, sir," said the porter, "but thereOs a man here who' says give him your money." "Aw, shut up; quit your kidding and let me sleep," came the angry reply from the berth. - "Tell him Tm a real robber with a gun," Interposed the bandit, who poked the weapon between the curtains, vhereupon theft was a tinkling of coins falling into the receptacle trembling In the porter's hands. From A, M. Todd of Chicago the robber got $135; from Herman Marx of Detroit J100- snd from F. D. Palmer of New York, an unknown sum. "I don't know how much," said ralmer, "but It was what spar Change I had with me." Jules Abrahamson Starfs Business Trip Jules Abrahamson, senior member of the firm of Abrahamsons, Inc., left Inst niKht for the East on a business trip. He Will be gooa aavaral wka. nd- vicinity: Cloudy tonight and Saturday; light weet wind. -. WINS $75,000 ESTATE BY A - f EW SECONDS (By Aitodated Pren) . SACRAMENTO, Jan.. 23. Three-year old Alice Tuttle waS awarded a $75,000 estate by Superior Judge. Shields yejferdny upon the testimony of two police officers that her mother llved several seconds longer, titan her father, William M. Tnttle, when the latter shot and killed his wire December 80, 1911, and 'then committed suicide. The tragedy was enacted while the child, then an Infant, was playing on the iloor. The grandfather of the child pe-tltloneu the court for half the estate and to be given letters of administration. Hod he succeeded In establishing his contention thar Mrs. Tuttle had outlived his son, tlie little girl's share would bavo been cut in hulf and the balance of the estate would have gone to pay debts of the father. The police test I lied the ' woman's - pulse was beating when tftey entered the roqm, attracted by the shots, and found the father dead. SHOT EKDS Runaway Bear Swims Estuary and Defies , Capture After wandering for two days and nights through.. Alameda and -Oakland, and swimming the Oakland estuary on her way back to the woods, "Lizzie." a big brown California bear, who escaped from her cage In Ala-! mcda Wednesday, came to a tragic end this morning by being killed In an alleyway, off Franklin street by a shot from the rifle of R. W. Guthrie, who Uvea -on the premises. The bear was shot after Captain4 Bock and a posse of fjollce- had tried for -two hours with ropes to capture her. It was fnfrtjpd that milkmen making their roujaMlsimight be at-" -.tacked, by thebearj.. ..who. .had-become eriraged' Iffomr b'eTrig" , worried by 'the tfear-htrntlng Tscpiad whcn-tfrlven -to-bay. , ' . Fred, B. Mailman, 1750 Franklin street, was frightened this morning about, 2: SO o'clock when he returned home by finding "Lizzie" sitting, peacefully on hla front d'lwr step, Mellman at first thought Tie was dreaming," but when "Lizzie" let a swipe at him he ran for the nearest policeman. Captain Rock, with Patrolman Phillips and Jones, rushed to the scene. Ropes were obtained and, under Bock's direction, an attempt was made to lasso the bear. FINDS A REFTGE. "Lizzie"- had taken refuge In a covered alleyway under an. apartment house at 174S Franklin street, the alleyway leading to the rear entrance 1 or the flats and apartments and being used by tradesmen for the delivery of their goods. ' The alleyway was narrow, and low. and . dark, and it was with great difficulty that the policemen worked with their ropes attempting to capture the bear alive. Several "times they succeeded In (Continued on Page 2, Col' S) Net Assets of County Are Now $2,335,614 Alameda county baa a total net aselg of $2,835,614, according to the monthly financial report of County Auditor E. F. Garrison. The liabilities outstanding in warrants, vouchers and on the payroll amount to 1209,301.29. With estimated revenue to accrue of 1198,022.71, there are taial assets available of 2, 229,336.34. Murderer of Aged . Manufacturer to Die BALEM, Mass". 'Jan. 2S. William A. Dsrr of Btockton, Cal convicted alayer of OeorgeE. Marsh, an aged retired soap manufacturer of Lynn, waa sentenced today to die in the electric chair during the week of March 22. Dorr listened unconcernedly to the lentenre and walked baJt without comment to hla cell. j If" OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY EVENING, :o: BABY GIRL cm of Seven-Year-Old Aurora Gagno Fights Way to Freedom " Brute Escapes After Desperate Effort to . Injure Child a In a desperate" encounter with a strange man who had led her Into a vacant house at Eighteenth and Ade, line streets, Aurora, the 7-year-old daughter of N. Gagno,' 1368 Fifteenth . street, worsted the man after scratching his face, . pulling his hair and kicking him In the legs and body. According to the police the girl fought like a wildcat and it was only Iter desperate braver)' that saved her. from a brutal attack. The .little girl was standing at. Fourteenth and Klrkharft streets last evening, when a, .strange, man, about 40 years of ' age and fairly well dressed, approached her and showing her some money said that his wife wanted-rierTffTutf" her to a vacant bouse at Eighteenth and Adeline streets, and on entering the place suddenly closed the door behind her and attacked the child. FIGHTS WITH BRUTE. Aurora screamed with fright, hut the man placed his hand over her mouth rind attempted to choke her. The child .struck out with hands and feet and at the same time bit viciously into the finger of her antagonist, drawing blood.- The man snatched his hand away and again tried to keep her quiet by holding he'r by the throat. The girl scratched his face and got her lingers twined in his hair, screaming loudly for help all the time and kicking frantically with her feet. After a short struggle the brute decided that he was getting the worst of it and that her cries might bring assistance and throwing the child to the floor he dashed out,of the plaoe and ran away. FOSSES ON TRAIL. Tl)e little girl ran 'to the home of her parents and told her father (,f the affair. : The police were notified rahF poses"nf - nfftrers ' sear ch'od';'-.tirBw .dMri,iUiaii.iallA. . aLat urJiuj. man. . . ' . The girl was unable to give a good description of her assailant because of her" fright and excitement. She declared that he was about 40 yearB old and about as tall as her father, who Is five feet seven Inches.' He was of medium build and dressed in dark clothes, and thef child believes that he was of dark complexion. License Collection Saves City $18,210 ... Saving of J1S.2tO.71 has been effected through the change thirteen months ago In the method of collecting licenses due the city. Under theold method this work was done by -three license Inspectors. Their positions were abolished and this wcrk was placed under the direction of Sergeant James Walters of the police department Walters ayatematlzed tha collection bureau, and brought all licenses up to date, and enforced the license laws tpore equably. The aavlng resulted. Phone Interests Ask Toll Rate Postponement BAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2S. The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company todaf applied to the railroad commission asking that the effective date when the new toll rate schedule throughout the state shall beceme operative be postponed from February 16 to some time In March, The commissioners also were asked to make certain minor modifications in the new schedule. . OAKLAND RAINFALL (SANBORN GAUGE 1 P. SI.) Last 24 hours... .24 Season to date... 20.62 Last s'sn to date. 9.30 - J Jzs Jtl n Jill :o: :o: Commercial Secretaries TaKe Initial Step Toward Alliance To WorK for Welfare of California as a Whole Is Proposed . . - Thirty secre'tarles of Chambers of Commerce' and similar-organizations from all parts of the state, representing north, south and the vallAvs, gathered at the Hotel Oakland "today to take the first step In the formation of a great commercial execu tives' association to cement as one the exploiters of California's resources. The session, headed by Robert Newton Lynch of San Francisco, and called by the counties' committee of the State Development Board, began with a stirring j;all for unity in the work of developing the state as a. whole; bringing more business to the. west, and abolishing boundaries raised by local rivalries "We -must organize for tha benefit of our own work," said Lynch. "Let us wipe out sectional differences, for- ers In a great cause. Let us aid one another for the sake of California." TELLS OF OBJECTS. Lynch opened tho session,' fnaklng a brief address outlining the object of the session. "I think the first question to consider," he said, "is, 'Shall we orgnti-izc?' That is the Issue before us. Deciding that we can consider the method to bo adopted." , , S. Glen Andrus of Sacramento declared that the secretaries should organize. , "Most of the commerce secretaries are working .on bluff," he said. "I know 1-dld at first. We have to pretend we know all about the work, when . as" a matter of fact we have much to learn. The Chambers of Commerce in this state who aro accomplishing things can be counted on two hands. "People are recognizing that Chamber, of Commerce work la a profession. Colleges are giving post-graduate courses in the work. IV Is being put ori a par with that of the minister of. the gospel. "We must have the rigbt men in the rlsht places. These secretaries should Ae,..studtints., ...We. should knovy methods;' that's 'why we 'should study .aCh..,9ttr,a,Korlt.-, ;.Ve-houldinaat. and know each other and exchange ideas. "Is it any wonder that we have not won tho confidence of the public, that we don't get results and that chambers have to reorganize every few years? I say no. People are beginning to recognize the true province of the chamber of , commerce, rev-pie are-realizing the men they need. We have to do things worth doing! We must know how and we must know what others are doing. Just as sure as you're sitting in these chairs, any man or woman- who depends on commerce secretary to live has a slim change. I don't care whether I hold my Job or not, so long as I do things. I wouldnH. have lasted six month's if I had trtf-d to please every one. GAIN AND LOSS. "If a Chamber looks closely after the welfare of Its city, without" corporate Interests getting In, it gains public confidence and loses financial mrpport. You know that; and the rule works the other way. "The secretary who has the nerve to convince the people that it's better to have an honest chamber than a 'plant' chamber Is doing a big thing. "We can't do .this alone, but together we can. If we can discuss these problems openly It will be an Inspiration and hIp. We can blaze a . trail .that leads to usefulness. If we could get together every three or four times a year, with the assurance that we would hava each other's support It would be a great thing. "Many of us have Ideas, but won't tell of them. We don't glva others the benefit of our knowledge. That'a another reason for organization." VOICE UtOM SAX DIEGO."- Another stirring appeal for organization was made by William Tomp-klns-of San Diego. , "Through the ages," said Tompkins, "man has organized, and thus progressed. Our great corporations are organized, even by mergers. Labor has organized. W ourselves are the products of organization, and we. alone stand unorganized. We seem outside the pale If we get one Idea from a session of secretaries we would lie r''-pat'l,"' r . 11. S. Maddox of Los Angoles also urged organization. "We must organ- Continued PS fase 2, Col. 5) APPEAL F D R III! IS -IDE JANUARY 231914. r :o: COMMONWEALTH'S PROMOTION MEN AT. NOTA BLE GATHERING '. . . -if-, ' -. .;-sj;-.-"tS n l ft " far ','. '.v.. A T ....... .j- .V ,. a , v:daB.C .it jaMKHi.. 7 ,n.7 4 VI .8 r--.' ',t x "rti7r; 1 I)l,Li;GTKS TO TRIO BIG -SEKSIOV -OF CALIIX)KM'.S iCOMMFR. ial sr: iu:tmii:m, wiik ii opened in . oakj.ani today, AMOVE, LI FT TO MIGHT. S. GI.EN ANPIU'S OF SA HAMKNTO AND G. W. IIAMNEY OF M AMYSVILI.E. BELOW. TtOMEKT NEWTON LYNCH OF SAN I MAN IS O. AND BOTTOM, LI FT TO MIGHT, II. K. MADDOX OF YOU) AND E. B. WAHD OF OMOVILLE. ATTACK ON CROWN PRINCEATTEMPTED FredgricK William in Danger While Leaving Auto BEIU.IN, Jan. 23. An unsuccessful attempt to attack Croim IYInee Frederick William of Germany wn made tills afternoon a he was alighting from Ids automobile at his palace. A man ran Into the rarrlaKeway and reac-hed the door of tlie motor car, Tlie fieiitry on duty In front of the palace dushcil forwanl and nclzcd the would-be fillHiit of the prince and overpowered tilth. The man ap-p-ared Ut be 'suffering from nientat deranenwnt. When taken to the poll' station the Crown Prince' assailant gave Mit name as I.cupold Saloirioii and his ae as 2d. He Milil confnseilly that he was a brother of the Crown Prince ami w Kited to ask dim for ajil.-.luni e. Inquiries revealed that lie witi a tailor. . 22 PAGES. i mm 1 - v r i . !' i t r7 .t - &" L. DIES Of STROKE President of Fuel Company Succumbs Before Case Ends Fhortly before the receipt from Washington. r; C., of an onb-r which, would have ra.ued the dismissal of the federal InrllrUneht against btm, John L. Howard, president of the Western Fuel Company, nfflia!s"nf which are on trial In tha t'nlted States District Court, passed away at his h.ime, 87 Vernon street, late yesterday afternoon. His ilen'th occurred almost twenty-four horns after be suffered a atroke of apop lexy nt his home, said by his frli'iul. to he thf) result of nervous atrain caused by V 'iV NifJ I the trial. . - . The city -hall flag jvas" half -mast, today out of respet to the memory of Howard who was a former eitj councilman. ' Tha funeral will take place tomorrw afternoon at; 1 o'clock, from tha family residence. Hev. Kdward L. Paraotn of 8t. MaFk's. chun h, Berkeley, will read tha ?erv. e. !Uirment will be" in Mountain View cemetery and will he private. The fulljwin w ill ftt as hommtry pallbt urerH; Warring Wilkinson". WaMyP-OSiiey, Kb- (Continued on Taga 2, Col. 4). NO. 156. 1 I II I L II ill) Hillside Along Santa Rita Avenue Slides Streetward Four Houses Insecure and Inmates Move Out BREAKING barriers placed to prevent " the soil from further slidinsr, the hillside along Santa Rita avenue from T,p to Harrington avenue slid two. feet iurifcer-towards the 'street la?t mght, threatening scores of persons sleeping in their homes in the vicinity and shifting the foundations of nearly all buildings adjacent. Every moment of the downpour adds to the danger of residents in the Vicinity. Last night a section of Santa Rita avenue on the eastern side slid into the street. It is feared that unless the rains cease soon all homes between Leise avenue and Harrington avenue will be damaged. - Because of the fact thaf the hltf Is for the rrioat. part "made land," belna; constructed , of adobv euiyy nothlny can be done to prevent its alldinf. the barriers placed to prevent its moving belns; swept away because of their lack of foundation. Three years n(su a suae similar to that of last night occurred on Ransome street, the street 'hacking intn c.- m. avenue. A bulkhead had bn nia,. to prevent further slldlna;, but It Is not believed that It will prove equal to holding back the soil. With the collapse of this bulkhead the resi dences on the west side of Lleae avenue, between Santa Rita av.enue and San Jose avenue, will be In danger, ' - - . . . - ..... v ..niini'iun street have several cracks In them not noticeable yesterday, and several long, jagged cracks have opened on the hillside between that street and Santa Rita avenue. Four homs-21 79. 11X1 S1SK 2187 Hanta Rita avenue have been made Insecure and their Inmates have beea forced to move out. The four MtrucriirM Br. Itnnonili.l nvnr rnnl. dences located on Harrington avenue, and with their collapse they would probably crash onto those hordes. An bulkhead In the back of the Santa "(Cc 'ontmued on Page 3, Col. 2) V . ,i nKFAVfiRv 'flf IAI 'ON CAMPUS Miss Deborah Dyer Criticises Use of Orchids and Other Luxuries rNTVKnSITY OF CAUFOItNU, Jan. 23.jMIs Deborah Dyer, oiie of the most prominent seniors in the university and women's editor of the Pally Callfornian, the studnnt paper, comes out this morning In a caustic criticism of those who "play the social game In the university." She. declares those students who are spending, other peoples' money In their college' years ere called vpon to spend It sensibly, and not hurl It away on social amusements. Wins Dyer's rebuke Is called forth by the fact that orchids appeared In greater number than ever at the last college dance, despite the effort that had been made to curb unnecessary expenditure at these affairs. Miss Dyer contributes tha following editorial In part on the sub-. jert to. this morning's isue of the Callfornian: "A serious, definite consideration oi tha whole problem must be made by each member of the student body. We all re'nnizi that we are not 'playing th aoclul game' In college. Here, of all plums, we stand upon our own foet--wi make oifr own position in the community, Wo desire from our college affairs. Interest, amusement and assocition, which shall bring forth from each .one the best that Is in him. Few of us are spending our own money In eollegs. If we are not doing o, we owe It to the people whose mom-y we use." M spend every cent in a wuj that shall mak bth us and our as-"date better and finer persons. An.l net a cent should b contribute towarli extraviiKanoB vhi-h n.ak.M a lis. i statalard of U'V diffio'Ut, or liuposaibla la vthtre It's furtunata." -

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