Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on January 13, 1913 · Page 9
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Oakland, California
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to. I 1 j CLASSIFIED PAGES SECOND SECTION VOL. LXXVUL OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1913. NO. 146. AW LOCKED M CLOSETr BV BURGLARS MED M THIEVES THEN E (Prisoner is Moved From. Cold Apartment to Bed and ! . Door is Locked, ' . 4-Year-0ld C. M. Hart Suf- fers From Exposure Until Intruders Relent. S Imprisoning E. H. Montgomery, a Call Efornia pioneer, aged 84 years, In the fclothes closet of his bedroom, two bur' (glars; who had broken Into the home of Jits son-in-law, C. M. Hart, 602.Alcatraz tAvenue.' left the old men to shiver In his tnty attire while they slowly and care- itilly ransacked the house. It took the two men about an hour to make a leisurely search for valuables, and us they were about to leave the place they heard a little voice piping from behind the locked door of the clothes closet. Tm an old man, and I'm feeble," said .the voice. "It's getting powerful cold ere." "Pretty hard on the old gink," saldJ jone rough, voice. ' "Well, we can't take a chance In turning him loose," responded the other. "He'd call the cops." "My 1 son-in-law won't be home till Mifter midnight," pleaded the old . man Khrough the keyhole. "I might die of cold here before that time, and then you'd have murder on your hands," I won't tell ; the police." '"Bout time for you to die, ain't ltT" i queried the second burglar. "Nix on the rough stuff," said the ' other angrily. "He may be somebody's poor old dad. Let's put him to, bed and lock him In the bedroom." FREED FROM COLD STORAGE. After some parleying, the door of the clothes closet was openeo, and the old man was Sound half kneeling, half crouching before the door. He was so stiff from cold that the burglars had to carry him to his bed. They wrapped him carefully In blankets, admonished him not to make a noise and locked the doors to his room carefully from tin outside before escaping from the house. The burglars forced an entrance through the rear door of the Hart home about 7:30 last night, after Mr. and Mrs. Hart had left the house to visit friends. The ort man, who Is a pioneer of California, I'flC been- put to bed, and wae awakened by some one moving about In his room. A light had been left burning In te room, but before he had awakened this had been turned out by the Intruders. The old man felt hands moving over the covers of his bed, and suddenly the blankets . were Jerked over, bis head, and he was pinned down by two strong arms. "Pull down the blinds and give us some Jlgt," muttered one of the men. COOLER FOR OLD MAN. JtfThlB was done and the burglar by the 'bed jgtngerly uncovered the old man's face. ", "It's only an old one," he commented. "Put him In the cooler," responded his companion In a Jocular manner, anl Without more ado the old man was Jerk-d from his bed and locked In the dark clothes closet. Mr. and Mrs. Hart returned home about midnight and found the door to the old man's room locked on the outside. They entered and found Montgomery still shivering in his bed from cold and from fright. The police were notified. A watch valued at J 20 and a small amount of coin comprised the loot taken by the two bur glars. GETS 5 YEAR TERM,. FOR ALLEGED THEFT Demiter Spasoff and Boreas Dlmltroff, who were convicted of having assaulted Tf'an Kurpachoff, a Berkeley shoemaker, m October S with a deadly weapon, were each pfaped 'on probation for six months by Superior Judge Wells today. William Bird, colored, who was found guilty by a Jury of having robbed the apartment of ft. J. Morrison, . J007 Seventh street, was sentenced to serve -five years In San Quentln by the same court. During the trial of the case It de- . veloped that Bird had attempted to frfKCrgl- a letter out of the county Jail yi his wife. The letter was Intercepted byDputy Sheriff Jack Collier, who turned it over to District Attorney Hynes. The letter was addressed to a colored man by the name of Washington of Alameda, and the writer pleaded that Washington Tgo n the stand and -testify that he had i been In Alameda at the time the crime was committed. ; TRADESMEN: Do Your Deliveries Give Sat is fact ion You Cant hold your customers un-Icm you deliver tneir purchases on tlmo. A fast horse means promptness. . a knht wioofi is an advertisement. u'll And them Classified Pages 14, Col.,. 6 Or Phone Oak. S2 20 Words. 7 Times V. 29 Will Fill Vour Needs PITY ON DR. REYNOLDS' DEATH SHOCKS HAYWARD MANY LODGE MEMBERS ATTEND FUNERAL o f V I r THE LATE DR. GEORGE E. REYNOLDS OF HAYWARD, WHOSE DEATH SATURDAY FOLLOWED A BRIEF ILLNESS. Arrowamith photo. Demise of Prominent Physician follows Close Upon .Rallying Period; HATWA'RD, Jan, 13. The sudden death of Dr. George B. Reynolds this place last ( Saturday afternoon came like a thunder bolt to his legion of friends everywhere. He had been sick but ten days and the outlook for his recovery was most encouraging. , Only a few minutes before his demise he was chatting with his wife and telling, her how he would surprise them all in three days from that time. He then told his knurse that she could go out for a walk as he felt very, sleepy, and his wife had hardly left his bedside when she heard a gurgling sound and oh reaching his bedside found him gasping for breath.. Although he had - passed to the great beyond the wife could not realise It and Dr. U. C. Billingsby was hastily summoned and urged to use every means- possibe to revive Dr. Reynods, but he was beyond all earthly, relief. t HAYWARD RESIDENT 2t YEARS Dr. Reynolds was a native of Sacramento, and aged 66 years. He had resided here for about 21 years and was one of the most prominent and successful physicians in Alameda county. He enjoyed the highest esteem of every one In the community, and his death is a great loss to the NEW DOWN-TOWN IMPROVER ARRIVES A signature on the register of the Hotel Crellln placed there last evening Is costing Proprietor Aber many a 'cigar today. Near the bottom of the page appears the following: "Leroy Hoyt- Aber, My City Oakland,' 10:30. p. ra." "Papa" Aber says there is nohtlng the matter with the youngster's lungs, and that both the boy and the mother are dc :ig fjnely. "He Is surely the youngest memeber of the Down Town Improvement Club," is the way the president of that organlia tlon now refers to the first-born. . Striking Values that will readily sell our remaining Fall Stock in Ladies' i4))d Misses' Suits, Fur Coats, Dresses, Waists, Cloth Coats, Furs, etc ' Everything down to bedrock and yon can charge any purchase. S24 TWELFTH STREET. , Between Washington and Clay. End Is Sudden neighborhood, for he waa one of the most pubic spirited citizens. Dr. Reynolds was one of the most popular fraternal men in this place, being an honored melnber of Euca-lvntus Lodge. F. & A. M., Sycamore Lodge I. O. O. F.; Alameda Lodge of Elks, Eden Parler of ; Native Sons; Court Hayward, F. of A.; Cypress Camp. W.'O. W.; Palmer Circle, W. O. W.: I. D. E. S.. and U. P. E. C. of Hayward. -WIFE SURVIVES. He Is survived by a widow, nee Lydia Piatt, and two sisters, MJ Ada M. Reynolds of Los Angeles and Mrs. Evelyn Reynolds Jones-of Oakland, Thefuneral was held from his late residence in Maple Court this morning at' 9:30, and was private. Rev. Hamilton Lee, pastor of Trinity Episcopal-church, officiating. The remains were then taken to Native Sons' Hall, where the beautiful burial service of the Masonic Order was performed by Worshipful Master, Martin J. Madison, assisted by C. F. Suss, H. E. Brunner, S. Madsen, and other officers of Eucalyptus lodge. The hall was crowded with members of ' the different fraternal orders to which decedent belonged and a multitude of friends. There were myriads of beautiful floral tributes. J The remains ere taken to Oakland for cremation. T San Francisco Labor- Leader Appears for Trial in the - .. South. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13. Anton Jo- hannsen, the San Francisco labor leader, charged Jointly with Olaf Tveitmoe, Eu gene Clancy and J. E. Munsey with having plotted to bring dynamite Into California, appeared today for trial In the Federal District Court. His case, however, together with those of Tveitmoe and the others, was postponed until the' July term of court. Tveitmoe, Clancy and Munsey were convicted recently In the Indianapolis dynamite conspiracy trial, and the continuance ordered here today was the result of the desire of the federal prosecutors here to await the outcome of the appeals entered In the East in behalf of the convicted labor leaders. Johannsen said he never expected to go to trial. "They havo nothing on rna," he said. OTIS ANNOUNCES HE WILL BE CANDIDATE ALAMEDA. Jan. U. Frank Otli made formal, announcement today tnt he will he a candidate for mayor of Ala- mrf4 TVi annnunrmrnt W H rxnecte.1 I SB petitions asking Otis to run were clr-! filiated Saturday. Alameda politicians I are busy figuring out the new ordec of 1 SAYS joura BIGGEST TASK MAIM IS OVER Redwood Peak Tunnel Broken Through by Crews Working From Each End. ; Twenty Mile Division From This City to Walnut Creek to Open March 1. With the breaking-through of the Redwood Peak tunnrj shortly before midnight Saturday, the most difficult task In connection with the opening of the Oakland and Antloch road has been accomplished. Within three uteeks, Shattucjt & Edlnger, the contractors who have -been at work on the roadbed from Walnut creek to FortiethaJndShaftcr streets in Oakland, will turn over, the work to the company and the task of laying the rails on this Bide of the tunnel will be-. gin. Rafls are now laid on the east side from Walnut Creek to a point about a mile away from the tunnel, so that by the time the contractors have finished the tunnel, traffic can practi cally be started between the tunnel, Walnut Creek and Martinez. Between the latter two points, there Is already a service of one train daily. . STARTED YEAR AGO. . Work on the twenty-mile division between Oakland and Walnut Creek was started approximately a year ago abd has cost in the neighborhood of $700,000. The task embraced the construction Of a road bed, 3400 foot tunnel, fifteen trestle bridges,' and one steel and concrete bridge over little Lake Temescal. Great difficulties were encountered in the construction of the tunnel, par ticularly in the approach on this side, where steel and concrete retaining walls had to be built and the first 350 eet of the tunnel lined with con crete. The entire length of the tunnel had to be close timbered and lagged. From fifteen to twenty Inches of water formed continuously in the east end of the tunnel. AH the supplies, including seven million feet'of lumber, xvere hauled over the precipitous nakt road. MEN SHAKE HANDS. When the thin dividing wall waa reached at midnight Saturday, Superintendent E. J. Carrillo in charge of 100 men. on the east end, reached through the opening made by a pick handle and shook hands with Superintendent Jack Walsh who headed the gang of 100 men who had been working from this side. The opening was effected 2100 feet from the east end. There are still 200 feet of bench to be taken, out and this will be done within three weeks. In the meantime steam shovels are at work upon the last cut just west of Lake Temescal. j The Shattuck-Edinger company is the same firm thtt constructed the El Paso pass tunnel on the Nevada-California line between Mohave and Oinio. March 1 has been set as the date for the formal opening of the division between Walnut JCreek and Oakland, opening up the Moraga Valley section and including, the Martinez section on the east. " The line to Antloch will probably not be completed for some, time. At Bay Point, where the new Oakland-Antioch bridge will be ' constructed, ferry slips are now being constructed to accommodate a ferry service that will be used until the bridge has been constructed. ANOTHER, CLAIM Husband Granted Divorce on Strength of .Cross- Com-. plaint. , Eugene E. Seymour has been granted anlnterlocutory decree of divorce from Gertrude Seymour upon testimony given beore Superior Judge Waste In support of a cross-complaint filed against his wife's suit for divorce. In his eross-complalnt Seymour .declared that his wife had iilfied his trunk, taken his -Jewelry and bankbook and then gone to Los Gatos, where she met another man. Several days after her departure, Seymour said, he read' an -Item in a newspaper which told about the marriage of his wife to the other man. WIFE MARHIED Removal Sale TWO WEEKS ONLY 25' TO 30 Discount on WHJTE CHINA. Great reductions on all materials. 437 Powell St. WOULD WREST F Question of Oil Holdings. Go-: ing to Individuals Instead S. P. Before. Court. Corporation Has Patents to Acreage, But Mineral Lands Are Excepted. Washington. Jan. if. An em plre of oil lands worth probably more than a billion dollars waa the prize which brought groups of opposing lawyers today before the Supreme Court. '- Tho occasion was the argument of what reply khe court should make to a request "for Instruction from the United Hate Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth circuit, which was unable to decide whether the Southern Pacific Railroad company, or Edmund Burke ahti other separate entrymen were entitled to land, now said to be gushing forth oil in California., . The railroad company has received patents to the land.' ' The government recently brought proceedings to have the patents -cancelled, but that question Is not before the court. The patents contained a provision excepting all mineral lands from the grant Burke 1 and other entrymen claim that the exception prevented the land passing to the railroad and that they are entitled to the land under proper entry. Tho railroad contends that the exception Is void, and anyway, that evidence ca.nnot now be presented to show the lands are mineral or oil lands, the government having Issued a patent for them and no fraud having been practiced upon It. Primarily the Southern Pacific Railroad alone is concerned in the present controversy, but the same exceptions are contained In patents to practically every land-grant railroad traversing the west and so would all be affected by the decision, HOTMKLIli Important Social Functions Are Scheduled for This , - Week. Thla week will sen many Important social functions at the Hotel Oakland, reservations having been made for every day In thtT- week. There will be BOO present at Thursday's dinner of the Young Men's Christian association. The schedule of events began today wfth a card party and luncheon In the English room at whtcn Mrs., T. Crellln was the hostess. In order will come the following: Tuesday, 14 Ad club In north banquet room for luncheon; convention of California Terminal Lines Passenger association, called by Charles S. Fee, traffic manager of Southern Pacific. Fee Is chairman of the .association. Particulars from District "Freight and Passenger Agent Richardson, Thirteenth and Broadway. Wednesday, S - Banquet- In south banquet room of the Alameda County Medical association- at 7 o'clock, 100 present. Reservation made by Dr.! Elmer E. Brinkerhoff. --- Thursday, 16 Rotary club lunch In south banquet room. 'Outlook club In English room. Banquet at 11:15 o'clock: T. M. C. A. dinner In ball room at 6:30 o'clock. 500 at dinner. Friday, 17 Seminole club, Ivory hall room: reservation by C If. Spengler, 859 Thlrty-seventh street. Card ' party In English room from 2 to 5:30 o'clock. Mrs. Alex Pantages. Saturday, 18 Kapna Alpha Phi alumni association. Ball room, 200 couples; reservation by L. H. Wilson, 2218 Dana street, Berkeley: phone Berkeley 3267. Laundry association In north banquet room. 75 to 100 guests at 7:30 o'clock; reservation by J. N. Bor-roughs. Twenty-eighth and Filbert streets. Luncheon of California' Civic league; reservation by Mrs. Walter F. Brown, 2224 Chapel street, Berkeley, 260 present. ' . ENDORSFmRS. CHAPMAN - FOR STATE REGENT ALAMEDA. Jan. 18. Mrs. I. N. Chapman, present state regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, has been endorsed by Copa de Oro chapter of Alameda for re-election to the position of state regent. Mrs. Chapman's present term expires early this year and the new regent Is to be elected at the meeting of the state chapter In San Francisco the last of February. Copa de Oro chapter has sent to the other 28 chapters In the state formal notice of Copa de Oro's endorsement of Mrs. Chapman to mir-ceefl hersHf as state regent. San Francisco 1 -TSporURS OF WHITE CHJf&s' TELLS STORY OE OBTAINING LETTERS Witness Testifies He Was Kidnaped and Carried to Newspaper Office. Archbold Missives to Former Senator Foraker Taken From Standard Oil. WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. -How copies of letters from John D. Arctj-bold to former Senator Foraker and other public men were taken from the Standard Oil Company's offices at 28 Broadway, New York by W. W, Wink field and Charies Stump, negro messengers employed by the company, A waa told to the Senate campaign fund investigating committee today by Gilchrist Stewart, a negro law clerk. Stewart said he waa employed by Foraker to Investigate whether certain alleged photographlo copies of letters published were forgeries. Wlnkfleld was found in Chicago, Stewart said, and told; him a story gf how he and Stump took copies of letters from the Standard OH company files and disposed of them to a representative of the New York Amrel-can. ' KIDXAPED, CLAIM. While In Chicago on December M, Stewart declared, he was kidnaped by "gangster"," taken to the office of the Chicago Examiner and robbed of a number of letters and papers, Including two letters to him from former Senator foraker. The witness gave a circumstantial account of his efforts to escape from the "gangster" who had searched the house In which he was stopping, and. a hotel, and of the alleged scene in the Examiner of-flce. The men who kidnaped htm,, he said., told him they were policemen exhibited what purported to be -warrants and attempted to make believe the Examiner office was a police) station. ' ' CIPHER MESSAGE. Chairman Clapp read Into the record a translation, furnished by John D. Rockefeller recently with a number of ths "Archbold letters." The translation given out by the committee follows: "26 Broadway, New York, September 25, 1900, "Hon J. B. Sibley, Franklin, Pa.; "Have, returned here and will be glad to see you at any time. Have communicated with A. J. Cassatt and he will see us In Philadelphia, Pa., If ws so desire, either Thursday or Friday. Will Charles Miller be here this week? (Signed) . "J. D. . ARCHBOLD." . We-Have-With-U' Course Instituted LOS ANGELBS. Jan. 18. Finished after-dinner speakers will be turned out of the law school of the University of Southern California, according to the plans of Professor Olmstead of the public speaking department, who has instituted a ; course In post prandial oratory. Believing that a fitting; response to th historic "we have with us this evening" is an Important part of the education of a lawyer, Professor Olm- stead has Inaugurated a series of din ners at which the students will be called upon for a "few remarks." They also will officiate as tnastmssters. STEIN-BL0CH SUITS AMD OVERCOATS $ $20 to $40 The Largest tock in California The Only Stock in San Francis co ROBERT S. ATKINS 168 Sutter Street Near Kearny, S. F. 7 DISSOLUTION PACIFIC Directors and Officers Resign, From Boards of Two Companies. . Kruttschnitt Succeeds Lovef on S. P. Board of - Directors. NEW YORK, Jan. II Dlrectorf and officers of the Union Pacific rail-road, who were also directors of the Southern Pacific, tendered their resignations today as the first step In compliance with the decree of the Supreme Court dissolving the two roads. Inversely, directors of the Southern Pacific also connected with the Union Pacific resigned. Julius Kruttschnitt resigned as director of maintenance and operation of the Union Paclflo and was elected chairman of the board of the Southern . Pacific; succeeding R. S. Lovett, resigned. Judge Lovett, Mortimer L. Schlff and Frank A. Vanderlip also resigned from the Southern Paclflo executive committee and were succeeded by Robert Qoelet. James . N. Wallacaand E. P. Swanson. From the Southern Paclflo board of directors, in addition to Judge Lovett, me 10110 wing resigned: Otto H. Kahn, Charles A. Feabodv. M. L. Schlff. Frank A. Vanderlip, R. W. Ooelet, L J. Spence (vice-president) and Marvin Hughitt. In their stead the following were chosen: James N. Wallace. Horace Harding. W. P. Bliss. C. N. Silas. O. H. Leigh- ton, J. N. Jarvle, a H. Relay and B. P. Swanson. SEEK BILL RINGER. AI.AMRIU. Jan. 13. Tha nolle im looking for a man who has been trying front doors and . ringing doorbells on . Union street and on ban Jnee and Clinton avenue. In several Instances tha man tried, the - door and rang only after finding tha door looked. He asked for money or shoes In oases where the door was opened in response to his ring. Auction- Sale! Salvage Shoe Auction Sale of the elegant high-grade stock, formerly Warnock Shoe Company. This stock Inventories about $11,000 and we have been Instructed to sell same Tuesday, January U, at 10:80 a. m. Sale at 1007 Clay street, comer Tenth street, Oakland, comprising tne choicest lines or gents , ladies', boys' and misses' shoes of tha best brands and union made. All must and will be sold. Open for Inspection Monday afternoon. J. A. MUNRO CO., Auctioneers. Administrator's Auction on Wednesday, January 16, at 11 a. m., at the elegant 10 -room residence, corner 6th ave. and Kast 10th st all the personal property of the estate of Lydia M. 8tev ens, deceased, sold by order of the Su perior Court. Comprising, In part, beautiful davenv port and parlor upholstery, round oak dining table, chairs and buffet ivery fine), china closet, lace curtains, crockery, costly Circassian walnut, maple and oalc dressers, chiffoniers, princess dressers, fine bedding, shneta, blankets, pillows, etc., mahogany secretary, hall hatrack. body brussels and wllton carpets and ar( squares throughout the house, kitchen range, tables, linoleum, etc., also I Ruud Instantaneous water tieater as good M new. This is a grand chance to secure flratw class goods at auction prices, as everything must be sold to close estate. F. A. STEVENS, Administrator. MKYRKT. MKTSRI Auctioneers. f UNION BEGINS

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