Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on May 30, 1913 · Page 13
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Oakland, California
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. .1 " V r 1 1 3 SECOND SECTION ! CLASSIFIED PAGES ' -wVOL. LXXIX. OAKLAKn, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 30, 1913. ' ft V", ,,.NO, .99. ' S! ' : COMMERCIAL i '. - - . . . . j BODIES HEAR OF r V COLONEL REES BIG ERST SHORE PROJECT Business Men Afend Meeting at the Chamber of Commute Colonel Thomas A. Rees, of the federal engineering Bervlce, was greeted by a large gathering of east bay business men at the Oakland Chamber of Commerce yesterday at the special meeting called for the purpose of considering the colonel's plan for the Greater Oakland water front. . President W. E. Gibson of the Chamber of Commerce, In presenting the distinguished army engineer, referred to the condition of the east bay waterfront during nearly a half century of litigation, In all which long period of time Oakland had come to be known as the "bedroom of San Francisco, . At Jast, he. said, , the cllty had once more come Into possession of Its own and now the problem was to make the best use of its splendid natural advantages. He warmly commended the project of Colonel Rees for the unification of the east bay waterfront, and introduced the federal officer, who was-received witih cordial applause. FAVORS CONCERTED PIjAN. "When I received instructions from Washington to study and report on east bay conditions," said Colonel Rees, "it did not take me long to become convinced that the matter called, for a broader treatment than at, first had been projected. The east bay coast is a commercial and industrial unit, the problem Is one, and. In my opinion, has but one solution. Hence I am In favor, not of reporting on the separate needs of each of the. various cities on the east ern shore of San Francisco bay,' but rather of recommenldng some plan of concerted action, to be of greater advantage to each of these communities; to all of them collectively, to the rich, and productive country lying back of them and, which Is of vastly more Importance, to the ad vancement ,of the commercial and industrial interest of the entire nation. - i "To develop the whole east "bay waterfront, if all the elements concerned can be brought to act in harmony, will be a task of little difficulty and of comparatively-' small expense, considering the enormous ad-jC vantages to be gained. The addl-( tlcn, -to the eastern bay shore of a V great expanse of valuable land fronting upon a self-clearing deep-water channel,, affording commodious docking for the merchant ships of the Sntire world if necessary, is what my Man contemplates. The subject, then, ia one In which al) here present must be deeply Interested." - . OUTLINES PIjAX. . Colonel Rees then proceeded, with the aid of a map and a number of diagrams, to explain In detail the plan which, in the opinion of its advo- - cates, contains the solution of most of the problems besetting Oakland and the neighboring mainland cities. It involves ; a thorough dredging of the submerged lands between the ,Yerba Buena Island channel and the Teast bay shore from Point Richmond ' to San Leandro bay, the construction of massive bulkheads forming a great seawall along the frontage between these terminal points .and the filling In of a space approximately 2600 feet . out from the present shore line, y Again he urged the supreme necessity of intimate harmony(and entire ae-' cord among the various municipal ; units concerned In the vast project, j . emphasizing the greater good to be gained by each while working In concert for the benefit of all. Secretary Wilber Walker of the . Merchants' Exchange, expressing his entire concurrence with the project utllned by Colonel Rees, said he hoped the east bay cities would not allow any private pians or local considerations to stand in the way of Immediate concerted action along the , lines Indicated. . The east "bay shore was. he said, like a vast nps,rtment house having many tenants, who should all work together for, the general peace and well-being. He rec-:; ommended some definite ar-tion be-fore the departure of the Richmond aeiegauon ror Washington . . ' PLAN SOLVES PROBLEM, Connty Surveyor Haviland said he found in the . plan of Colonel Rees ,the solution of many problems which t had vexed the east shore cities for years. He dwelt upon the need for harmony, and recommended that Berkeley and Emeryville be induced to Join the procession and work in .' concert with their sister cities D. W. McLaughlin of the Richmond Industrial Commission spoke of the enterprise1 and public' spirit manifested' by his townsmen In relation to the waterfront situation, and said 115,000 had .been raised to pay the ' expenses of a delegation to Washlng-ton charged with the duty of pre- RT-.OW" Yon an buy the finest grade of men's ' ready-to-wear clothes on mil C ALL YOU PAY IS WEEK j WEEK SMALL DEPOSIT DOWN COLUMBIA OUTFITTWG .1 tfm&ih r,iv - -i l l w.. w a r-w sxs a ,Jf" 384 12th st- P- MarlcHotrt TALKS ON isentlng Richmond's claims before the national government: "It would be no more than right," he continued, "for the rich Oakland Chamber of Commerce to vote us $$2000 more so that the work of our delegates In the national capital may not be hampered by a lack of funds." "Your suggestion is entirely out of order,' answered President Gibson. "In Richmond," continued McLaughlin, "when we start in to do things we do them. Our waterfront project is. well under way; we have raised J 1,700,000 for the work and we are going to shoot it through. As Mayor Mott built the new City Hall and as THE TRIBUNE built the Hotel Oakland, so Richmond is going to build her harbor, and build It quick." FLYXX IS SPEAKER. J. T. Flynn, formerly of the California River and harbor Lesrgue, made a stirring address in favVr of Colonel Rees". project. He saldhe I had landed Interests on the San Fn Cisco side of the bay, but was thor oughly alive to the Importance the east shore frontage as an asse of immense value to the state and tot the nation. "Years ago," he said, "I advocated a bulkhead 2600 feet out from the shore, and It is gratifying to see that my views have merited confirmation in the plans we have Just heard outlined. Oakland has made a start, and every time I cross the bay my heart Is rejoiced at the sight of 400 acres of land taking the place of 400 acres of worthless water. In commerce there Is no room for sentiment. "Captains of merchant vessels are not swayed by any romantic Interest In the gorgeous, golden past of the great Pacific metropolis which now lives In affluence on the riches mado and garnered by a past generation; what they are looking for is a commodious landing place with deep water frontage and facilities for loading and unloading cargo, and If they find such conditions more to their liking on one side of the bay rather than on the other, they will go where their convenience may dictate. It is our business to be prepared for a future which looks exceedingly . bright, and to that end no means can ' be more effective ta those suggested by the originator of the reasonable, well-thought-out plans we have Just heard outlined." Harry Anderson, Commissioner of Public Works, and Colonel Huer, former city engineer of ' San Francisco, declined to express any opinion In regard to the merits of the. plans submitted, and several other speakers evinced a, disposition to hold off from definite action until they should have had time to enter more deeply Into the subject. Among those who spoke briefly in behalf of their respective constituents or In expression of "Individual opinion weer the following named: W. E. Gibson, ' president . of the Chamber of Commerce; Wilber Walker of the Merchants' Exchange; W. H. McLaughlin of the Richmond Industrial Association; J. C. Coburn of Emeryville; Harry S. Anderson, commissioner of public works, Oakland; Wells Drury; Berkeley Chamber of Commerce; C. A. Borle, Alameda Improvement Club; City Attorney F. A. St. Sure of Alameda; Perry Haviland, surveyor of Alameda County; Harry Anderson Lafler, Commercial Club, Oakland, and A. A. Denison, secretary of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce. DEFER ACTION. Oh motion of Secretary Walker of the Merchants' Exchange It was oe-cided to defer definite action until after the representatives of the different commercial and Industrial organizations should have had sufficient time to report to their respective societies on the plans proposed by Colonel Rees, positive action to be taken at a subsequent meeting at the headquarters of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, to be called In the. near future. A unanimous vote of thanks was tendered Colonel nees before adjournment, and as he left the hall he was enthusiastically cheered. PerKins Advocates I Action by Cities BERKELEY, May 30. The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce has Just received a letter from Senator George C. -Perkins concerning the proposed harbor improvements In which 'he says: . "I am In receipt of a notice from the United States Engineer. War Department, stating trial a plan has been proposed for the comprehensive development of harbor facilities of the , cities and towns on the eastern side of San Francisco bay from San Leandro to Point Richmond, and suggesting the advisability of Immediate action on the port of the cities and towns interested, with a view to arriving at an agreement, as to the character of the improvement necessary to furnish harbor facilities In the region indicated. It is pointed out that to attempt to construct Independent v harbors for the places named would be injudicious, and that if a single plan is to be -adopted It should be determined en.Vat orice,. in view of the independent projects contemplated In previous rivers and harbors bills. The United States Engineer's office. War Department, has notified your' association of the scope of the proposed plan, and has requested that you consult with the United States Engineer's office, San Francisco, as to the best plan to be adopted. . , "I cannot too earnestly urge that the suggestion of the Chief Engineer be at once complied with, that a definite plan may be fixed 'upon tevre the ' next sesion of congress. With such a plan before us the Callformhia delegation will be in a position to urge its Adoption at the next session 'and secure an appropriation for Immediately beginning; work. "Should there be delay on the part Of your organization the whole project would be endangered. I therefor earnestly recommend that steps .', .,'.'..' TAKEN BACK TO GLOOMY CELL Of SAN QUENTIN CHARLES F. BACER. Rose Festival Accommodations May Require 3 Sections; . 2 Already Arranged. The Rose Festival committee of the Oakland Commercial Club Is being kept busy attending to the task of reserving accommodations on the special trains to leave this city for the northern metropolis on June 7. Chairman Frederick E. Reed, when asked this morning how things stood, replied: "We have already arranged with the Southern Pacific Company for two sections and judging from the demand for reservations already In .and those indicated by Inquiries and announced Intentions, we will probably need to take three sections with us on our northern trip. However. it will be necessary to give timely notice to the company In order to have the late comers booked on - the trains representing Oakland, the bay districts and Central California." The- following reservations have thus far been made: Jules Abrahamson and wife, Oakland; Louis Aber, Oakland; B. Ber-covich, Oakland; W. A. Brlmer, Oakland; J. A. Bunting and wife, Center- vllle; O. T. Crompton, Walnut Creek: G. H. Cutter, San Francisco; George flnrlr rinlrlnnrir A V.. f'nhn nn1 wiffi Oakland; Abe Cohn and wife. Oak-' land; A. B. Clark, Oakland; George W. Colby and wife, San Francisco; J. F.- Cheetham. San Francisco; Lee Bertillion, Oakland; F. S. T. M. Baker, Oakland; Charles H. Bradley, San Francisco; H. B. Green, San Francisco; Theodor.e Gier, Oakland; C. J. Heiser and wife, Honolulu, H. I.; Harry Gordon, Oakland; L. V. Hill, Oakland; A. S. Day and wife, Oakland; C. .J. Feehan, Oakland; E. G. Kayser and wife, Oakland; A. S. Lav-lnson, Oakland; C. N. Le Noir and wife, Oakland; M. J. Laymance and wife, Oakland; W. M. Fitzmaurlce. Oakland; S. H. Kitto and wife, Oakland; M. M. Barnet, wife and son, Oakland; Francis Cutting and wife, San Jose; Irving Jonas, Oakland; Mayor Frank K. Mott, Oakland; W. D. i Nichols, Oakland; R. W. Rodgers, Oakland; 'William Singer, Alameda; S. B. Swan, San Francisco; V. W. 8mith, Oakland; Harry Van Court and wife, Oakland; James Taylor and wife, Oakland; Mrs. Edward Singer and daughter, Alameda; C. B. Townsend, Oakland; T. H. Whitehead, Oakland; Fred Seulberger and wife, Oakland; Charles L. Smith and wife, Oakland; Alan M. McCarthy, Oakland; Fred E. Reed and wife, Oakland; Leslie F. Rice and wife, Oakland; Frank Mas-hew, Oakland. Duchess of Orleans To Sue for Divorce Wife of French Pretender Also Seeks Restitution of Funds. ' BRUSSELS, May 30. The Duchess of Orleans, It is announced here, intends tomorrow to start a suit for separation, alimony and the restitution of large sums which it is affirmed she has advanced, against her husband. Prince Louis Philippe, Duke of Orleans, the French pretender. PHOENIX STILL OASIS. PHOENIX. May 80. The women's vote had no effect on the liquor status in this city yesterday and in consequence Phoenix remains today an oasis for the thirsty. be at once taken to ascertain whether such a general plan as la proposed can be agreed on by the different organizations asking for government aid. "Your truly, 'GEO. C. PERKINS." Commenting on tnis. Secretary Wells Drury of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce this morning said that Senator Perkins' communlcatlo is most welcome, ad is in harmony with the views of the local organization. Already the greater part of the data asked for by the government has been collected and will be transmitted to th proper tfXld&la la a few days, . . . ' SPECIAL IRIS TAKE ESCAPED CONVICT ON STREET Prisoner - Who Fled From Prison in "Wedding Suit Captured Here. Hot Chase Necessary to Overtaken Fugitive Who Tried to Draw Gun. Charles F. Bauer, , an escaped convict from San Quentln, was captured here last night after a lively race through the crowded streets, and returned, this morning to the prison to complet his three year term Tor forgery. But for the fact that ills revolver caught in the holster when he tried to draw It to defend himself, a very different story of the pursuit would bo told today by the police. While the convict tugged madly at the stubborn holster which refused to let go of the dead'.y weapon that was guarded by It, Special Officer Hill, who- was the first to overtake the convict at Fifth and Washington streets, felled the -powerful fiifrl-tlve to the sidewalk with a well-directed blow from his club. Bauer, though partly -daaed by the blow rose up and again tried to draw his revolver. Again the night stick caught him over the head and he fell. Then J. H. Murray, a San Quentln guard, who had recognised Bauer on the street. Officers Jones, Teehan, Gargaden-nec and Koeslc closed In upon the dangerous criminal and with their combined force overpowered him, manacled hands and legs and carried him to the city prison. CONTINUED FIGHTING Unable to make further attempts to effect his freedom by directing his attacks upon the officers Bauer did not stop fighting. He wound his own necktie about his neck in a hangman's knot and was attempting to- strangle himself from the crossbar In his cell when Night Jallr Smith 'saw him and cut him down. Bauer, whose true name is Carl Frits Breuer, was recognised by Guard Murray while walking along Seventh street last night. At the moment that Murray recognized Bauer, the convict recognised the guard and started to run. In the crowd Murray was unable tp use his gun, so he blew a police whistle and took up the pursuit. Other officers came running to take Up the chase. Fleet-footed Special Officer Hill Outsprlnted the others and was rapidly gaining on Bauer when the felon looked back and stopped for a few seconds, trying hard, to pull a revolver from a holster. The weapon stuck, and after giving several tugs at the holster. Bauer gave up the attempt and . took to his less again. Hill was rapidly gaining on him. l More than a block behind came the other offtcers. Near Fifth and Wash Ington Bauer stopped a second time to draw his gun. Then Hill rushed up fear lessly. Bauer made one desperate lunge forward. Hill's night sue?; caught mm over the head and he sank down. ESCAPES IN WEDDING SU1T-Batier escaped from San Quentln on April 27. He managed to secure the wedding suit of a guard, and by "dolling up" in thlB finery, rode grandly forth to free dom upon the bus of the Institution. But he seems to have held prison officers and all others In fine contempt, for he loafed about the San Francisco and Oakland water "fronts with utter Indifference to the possibilities of recapture, and from time to time robbed the cabins on harbor craft. Occasionally he would work a day at some odd Job. Bauer is a young German native, from that country, 84 years old. He was sentenced on January 20 from San Francisco to three , years. Guard Murray took the prisoner back to the gloomy walls across the bay this morning. A reward of $60 for his cap-turo was offered by the prison warden. DR. AND MRS FONTAINE TO MAKET0UR OF EAST Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Fontaine will leave Sunday, June 1. on a seven weeks' tour in the east. The trip will be combined with business as well as pleasure for Dr. Fontaine will pursue special studies. A dinner at the Hotel Oakland will be served them by their friends before their repartur. SUPERINTENDENT. OF . DIVISION IS VISITOR T. F.. Rowlands, in a private car, "Salt Lake," arrived at Oakland pier Thursday. Rowlands is superintendent of the Salt Lake division of the Southern Pacific. He is accompanied by his family and will remain several days. Make joaiii vfo auu 7 Net " Secured by first mortgages on Oakland real estate. The Best Security 70a could ask; It's always safe and secure increasing in value each day. A small Classified ad is THE TRIBUNE will give you a choice of applications to choose from. t-JOSO00000OO0600OO00000CCt REV. B. E. DI6GS ARRIVES IN THE CITY iff 5 5f .' . WILL OCCUPY PULPIT OF ST ANDREW'S I REV. BENJAMIN EVANS DIGGS, NEW RECTOR OF ST. ANDREW'S I I EPISCOPAL CHURCH. He Comes From Successful Redorate in Benicia i Rev. Benjamin Evans Dlggs,' recently called to the rectorship of St. Andrew's Episcopal raurch, Twelfth and Magnolia streets, arrived In this cllty several days ago and has taken up his residence at 1192 Poplar street. He comes from Benicia after, three years of successful work as rector of the Episcopal church in that place. OUEEW WILL PAY T Ruler of Eagles' Carnival to Visit Oakland Merchants on Saturday. Queen Bertha Btadtler, ruler f the Eagles' carnival of Melrose, her maids of honor, Miss Margaret Hoenlgsman and Miss Vivian Gostlln; her oourt chamberlain, Charles Calhoun, arid the two offclals of the carnival committee, A. C. Byrnes and L. C. Carden, will pay an automobile visit to the merchants of Oakland Saturday afternoon to thank them In person for the prizes they donated to1 the carnival and ball. The royal party will wear their royal robes and will be attended by the, guard of honor. "The Oakland merchants have been more than liberal In their support to tbe carnival," said Byrnes, "and we wish to take this method of thanking them for the prizes they have donated. Queen Bertha has asked us to show our appreciation to the merchants in some manner so we decided to make a royal visit in an automobile with the queen and her court attendants to thank our kind friends in person." Prises awarded at the grand parade held at Eagles' Carnival Thursday evening at Melrose were as follows: ' Frlze for the fraternal organization in line in uniform with band, won by Fruit-vale Parlor Uo. 2o2..,N. S. G. W. . . Fraternal organization having the largest number In line won by Ladies of the Maccagees, Hive No. 70. ' - Fraternal organization with best appear, ing drill team won by Ladles of the Maccabees, Hive No. 70. Prize for the best woman rider In the parade won awarded to Mrs. Joseph Anderson of Frurtvale. Fraternal organization with largest drum corps In line won by Oakland Aerie, No. 7, F. O. E. Judges of the paiade were Adolph Lors-bach, J. J.' Crow and W. S. Sherman. W. U. OFFICE AT PALACE HOTEL ROBBED IN NIGHT SAN FRANCISCO, May 30. The branch office of the Western Union Telegraph Company at the Palace Hotel was entered last night according to a complaint made to the police this morning by Manager P. J. Hayes, and robved of $33.34. . The police are Investigating. I VI OF THANKS He will now undertake the work of building up the parish of St. An drew's, which has been without a rector for some months. - Mrs. Diggs has been the president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Diocese of Sacramento. Miss Elizabeth Dlggs, her daughter, Is a talented young art student of the California Art school. v SEEK REFUGE IN ICE-BOX; FREEZE Saloonkeeper and Wife Pursued by Armed Man; Rescued, in Time. CHICAGO, May 80. Taking refuge In an Ice box when pursued today by an Irate man with a revolver, R. Hoffman, a saloonkeeper, and his wife came near being frozen before they were , liberated. r . A policeman rescued them and arrested Frank Brady, a young salesman from St. Louis, who stood outside the refrigerator threatening to shoot. According to Hoffman's story the salesman entered the saloon and ordered a drink. ' He refused to pay for It and was ejected. He returned with a revolver and the Holtmana ran Into the ice box. Texas Man to Be Colombian Minister Thad Thompson $Ul ' Be Con-fronted With Panama Partition Problem. WASHINGTON, May VTtfad' Thompson, a wealthy business man of Austin, Texas, has been selected for minister to Colombia to succeed Minister Dubois. Thompson was a dele gate to the Baltimore convention and has been an active worker In tho Democratic ranks. He Is a personal friend xf Postmaster-General' Burle son. The controversy between,-, the .Uni-. ted States and Columbia -ever the partition of Panama from the ' latter country wlll.be a problem . Thompson will have to handle. WOMAN ROBBEEk OF WATCH. . SAN FRANCISCO, i May j JO.rMri. Bessie White, 40 O'Farrell street, reported to the police this morning that while she was in a cafe last night ,her f pockets were picked, ' She reports the ' loss of a watch and $5 In change, Ed ! Lowery, 138 sixth street, report -that! loss of a watch valued at 139. 1 MANY KILLED IN RIOT AT MONTEREY Mob Fires on Government Palace and Bloody Battle ; , Follows. Machine - Guns Mow , Down Sixty and Remainder y Are Dispersed. MEXICO CITY. May 30. A' riot occurred at Monterey yesterday, in the course of which a mob fired on the government palace according; to private ad-: vices here which are without of-- ficial confirmation. The author-' ities returned the fire with two machine guns, killing or wound ing sixty of the rioters and dispersing the others. .... COWDUCTORS'TOUR REACHESOAKLAND The Eastern Honor Expedition Changes Movie Begotten ; Wild and Wooley Idea. A gay group of eastern railway eon duetors is registered at the Hotel Oakland, frankly out tor a good time. They have been given this western trip as a reward of merit for faithful and efficient service during the past year, and are making the most of it. The list comprises O. Williams. B. W. Rulon, C. E. Waddlngton, .Edward Lynch, s; H. Millar, T, J. Haley, R. R. Atkinson, W. C. Knowles, VV. H. Post, G. A. Tulloeh, J. Dougherty, C. W. Baylor, Robert Glenn, U. W. Phillips, Henry W. Sullivan, Norris Cannon and O. Kemble, all of the Pennsylvania railway , with the exception of Mr. Cannon, called the great gun of the party by reason of his herculean stature, woh'ls employed by the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac. Mr. Rulon said wha he had seen of California on this his first visit surpassed all his most flowery expectations, and that on his return ha would do Sail in his power to counteract the wild and woolly notion of the golden west so prevalent In the Atlantic states,' whose-- Ishabitants derive most of their ideas regarding California from the bronco Alms at the moving picture shows. The conductors were entertained ' at luncheon at the Hotel Oakland by the Oakland Commercial Club,- and afterwards taken on a fifty-mile automobile trip through the surrounding country;, in order to give them a better idea of the western land which at first glance seems to have captured their enomoured fancy. SWIMSTSHORE TO DODGE IMMIGRATION LAW BAN FRANCISCO. May 30. Nabl Klsht Hort, a Japanese, thought to avoid the immigration laws ' by ' leaping from the Shlko Maru last night and swimming ashore in the darkness. - He emerged from the bay at Third and Brannan streets, shaking with the cold and dripping wet. only to be seized by Policemen Illoney and Smith, who took htm . back to the ship. He will be held In the vessel at pier 34 until the legal status of his case Is decided. Chocolate Covered -SPECIAL TOMORROW V i , ' PER POUND : Regularly $1.00 per pound : iPig'n -Whistle 14TH ST OAKLAND.5 :i Pine K lit Bars f V v

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