Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on September 29, 1914 · Page 6
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yl lOAKLAND TRIBUNE EDITOmAL mGElf I I Fearful Losses in Europe's Battles. Berlin admits that 104,589 German soldiers have been killed or wounded or ar missing. . Paris, London and Vienna are more reticent and .Petrograd gives out little regarding the slain and hurt except as applies to the enemies of Russia. Vienna bars the use of crepe and Berlin has suggested that wearing black is not in accord with the spirit of the empire. . " The reasons are obvious and require no explanation. Berlin's tosses are underestimated and neither of the other four capitals want to give details because of the moral effect. To print the entire roster f,the dead and maimed would appall those who await the news from the firing line to an extent that volunteers would cease to tender their services and those liable to call to the colors would shrink from performing their military duty. .,' "f '" . One hundred and four thousand in a little more than thirty days' fighting continuous in character on the part of Germany in marching through Belgium and down into northern France when every step was resisted ! What misinformation ! Especially when it is considered that the grand tactics of Germany include he "attack brusque" in masses as compared to the open order of many other nations, our own included. Especially also when it is remembered that Russia applies its force in battle on the same lines and seeks victory by,sheer superiority of numbers. That which applies to Kussia also, applies to Austria and to Servia. France and England only are battling on the principle evolved by the first Napoleon imitating the American Indian when he ordered his troops formed in double line, with intervals so as to show a broad front to the enemy and to fight from covet wherever possible. So far as losses are concerned we cannot believe that Germany has lost in killed, wounded and missing only 104,000 and it is certain that in the long-struggle between the troops of the Kaiser and thoscof French, Joffre and Pau are equal to those who have died in the German advance and retreat. , Why this total issupd by the German war office means only a loss of 3466 men a day for thirty days, when it is patent that in some of the charges on the fortifications through Belgium, before Germany had her big siege guns in action, the empire lost men in winrows, while the defenders suffered in proportion as to attack and defense. It is more than safe to assert that the men who ' have perished or have been incapacitated in the advance and retreat marking the effort to take Paris will total a quarter of a million and that the attack and resistance in eastern Prussia will amount to nearly as many more, with enough killed, wounded and missing in the assaults oh Belgrade to make up a half million of the best young men of Europe offered on the altar of war. 1 It is small wonder that the nations involved do not want to print their casualty lists. When the truth is fully known the effect wijl be appalling. The.whole world will shrink in horror at the results of a truggle that might have beeri settled fytd Austria answered yej to the plea of the nations for mediation. Villa appears determined to stay on the front page if he has to start a revolution to accomplish it. ,l. : : . Dr. J. Arthur Ballard, of Lancaster, Pa., advises people to retain their vermiform appendices; that this supposed rudimentary organ serves a useful purpose, acting as an oil can for the intestinal canal. This information from a physician is very gratifying, more especially in the light of the cost of operations for appendicitis. Looks as if Austria needed a press agent. i Dispatches say the Austrian will invade Italy.: If it is the same sort as that indulged in in the case of Servia it will be a repulsion. Just to show his independence of the feminist movement, Duncan McPherson of Santa Cruz is" advocating a war tax on hat pins. Governor Johnson says the Progressive party "is standing on its record." Including the disfranchisement of the Republicans two years ago. ANOTHER ARGUMENT FOR PEACE -BY THE OAKLAND TRIBUNE CARTOONIST. .Purchase Skyline Boulevard Now: Mayor Mott and members of the City Council have expressed themselves as intending to purchase the "Sky-line Boulevard," that section of scenic highway which will connect the Snake Road with the Tunnel Road and making a continuous scenic line from the city kail out Broadway and up the Tunnel Road and thence across to the Snake Road and back down to the city hall by either the way of Piedmont or East Oakland. . There remains some three or four thousand feet of this road to be completed, but it is half done and the section remaining unfinished is in such good ground that a small gang of men can finish it in two or three weeks. ; , But to save expenses following the winter rains, the transfer should be made now. While the road is open for automobiles from the Snake Road to a point within three or four thousand feet of the Tunnel Road junction there are some slight repairs needed for protection only. ' If these are made at once the highway will be preserved in splendid condition for tourist travel next year when thousands will be here. And as THE TRIBUNE ha remarked previously, Mt. Tam-alpais is in no respct' superior to this drive when opened so as to admit of entrance or exit from either side. ' The Snake road is in fairly good shape right now. At the top there is an inexhaustible supply of shale rock that makes the finest sort of roadway when used with oil, and with this utilized and rolled as in the Tunnel road to the point where the junction will be made, no street in the city will have any advantage over any portion. Every motorist in Oakland knows the Tunnel Road fa a splendid driveway, and when it is considerd that at a minimum of cost this can be connected with another with far more beauties of a scenic variety, it looks as if something should be done at once. Repairs now mean permanency next year. That this boulevard will be the delight of the thousands who will visit the city no one who knows will doubt. It 5s available for the big sightseeing cars and there is not a foot of the distance that cannot be traversed by machine with ease. ; But to insure the best results the work should be done this fall before the heavy rains and then next spring, the permanency attained will be of such a character that the expense will be negligible. ... By the way General von Kluck is fighting it is plainly evident he is no spring chicken. With the colonel and BUly Sunday both in Kansas the Jayhawk-ers will have no excuse for pleading ennui Commenting on a statement that Fredericks is making a masterly campaign, indulged in by THE TRIBUNE, the Stockton Record asks: "How? When? Where?" Which reminds us: "That seeing they may see and not perceive and hearing they may hear and riot understand, lest they bo converted." Curtin's speed in the gubernatorial race may be estimated when it is announced that his chauffeur has been arrested in Watsonville for scorching. , One peculiarity of these war prophecies is that we never hear of them until after the righting is well under way. , Once again is the reminder to register for the general election on or before October 3 a pertinent one. Virginia has voted to go dry November 1, 1916. The interval was no doubt provided for in order to give the boys a chance to consume the supply on hand. Now for the Tourist Trade. With the Commercial Club augmented toan extent where it numbers thousands including . every interest; now is the time to make preparations for the tourist trade of 1915. The splendid membership of this organization has great opportunities ahead'of it in respect to the entertainment of the tens of thousands of visitors who will be here next year. While San Francisco has her attractions, so has Oakland. Not only Oakland, but all the east bay cities. San Francisco has narks and drives, magnificent buildings and the fair itself, but the east bay has sights and scenes and will have sights and scenes that the larger place over the bay cannot duplicate. The City Garden Soldier movement, is lining the streets and vacant lots with flowers that will appeal Consider for a moment ! Back east the geranium is a house plant, cared for like a sick child, nourished and fostered and cuddled. Here we use it for a hedge, a fence it you please. Here it runs riot in all its varied varieties, a mass of color and splendor. East the rose is a plant that blossoms once a year; in Oakland it is perpetually in bloom. That which applies to geraniums and rose applies, to other blossoms. Imagine the delight of an eastern visitor at looking upon the riot of flowers all pver the vast area of the cities of Continental California. In the east the palm is a dead plant, kept green by artificial methods, is housed in a tub and looked upon with a certain amount of reverence'. In Oakland the palm is ever present in all its varieties. In the east the semi-tropical plants of all sorts are coaxed and tended season after season; here they flourish without aid by human effort East the scenery is soft, here it is grand and rugged. The drives around Oakland, Berkeley and other towns on this shore are equal to those of Switzerland and France. The vistas ar magnificent, the sunsets and sunrises more gorgeous than anywhere on earth. We have drives and parks, shady nooks and verdant, flower scant-led dells in all their boskiness; we have living springs flowing eternally; we nave sweeping curves ana long strctencs, every new sight a, delight and a charm. Nor have we reason to be afraid to show what man has done to aid Nature either. For the hills are studded with magnificent homes, the like of which are unequaled anywhere in the west. The streets of the suburbs are lined with the typical architecture of California and each is surrounded with, a sjbtting of flowers. We have one of the greatest collections of paintings in the Piedmont gallery ever assembled and can point with pride to the work of the greatest masters of modern times. We have mammoth buildings and immense mercantile houses, multifarious industries and hives of industry. Within the confines of the limits of the east bay towns may be found that which will interest the sordidly commercial, the lover of Nature and the admirer of the works of genius. Our attractions are unlimited. Included in the concourse of visitors who will betjere are all the classes mentioned. They wilt come prepared to see and will -be willing to pay for what they see. If the proper facilities are afforded them, thousands and hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent here in 1915 arid now is the time to make arrangements for those who will come here with a desire to be shown the attractions and the money with which to pay for the service In the struggle across the Atlantic the princes get the iron cross, the privates the double cross. The results in Maine appear to indicate that the right wing of the Progressive party has been broken. Turkey will doubtless keep out of trouble until about Thanksgiving iday. There is one compensationtfor living in Paris in war times; under the moratorium a landlord cannot force a tenant to pay rent. Looks as if some one had taken the cork out of the bottle that held the German fleet. ' Twenty Years Ago Today Three hunflred Piute Indians, en route from the orchards and hopyards about Pleasanton to their home In Nevada, arrived in town. The noble redmen and women, not to mention the papooses, are under the leadership of Captain Jim, the famous Piute chief. They are Investing the proceeds of the season's toll In gaudy finery here. Yqs, it's funny enough to make a cat laughj That Is tha opinion of those who witnessed the Initial performance of "Charley's Aunt" at the Hacdonough. Manager Charles E. Cook of the Macdon-ough deserves much praise for the splen did way In which he has advertised the show. It is the cleverest piece of outdoor advertising ever done here. ierKeiey is o. mak.e another step onward. At the1 meeting of the board of trustees a petition was received Trom 20 leading men of the town asking that the board call an election for the purpose of choosing 15 freeholders to frame a new charter of the town. Later In the evening an attorney prepared an ordinance in ac cordance with the petition. The board will meet as a committee of the whole to consider the matter. The engagement of Miss Maud Wilkin son of Berkeley to Mr. Henshaw, an In structor In the philosophical department of the university, is announced. II. C. Taft, of, the firm of Taft & Pen noyer, withis "wife, -will return from a three montfes' trip of business and pleasure In NeWYorK and Europe. Next Monday will be Labor day In this state, but It will not be observed by the working classes. It will be a legal holiday, however, and there will be no business transacted in the banks or public offices. JUST NONSENSE. "The reason, sir," said Tweedledum ,"a man can plainly see, They call me Tweedledum because my The rebel chieftain rased upon his lean and hungry troop. ' J "They should be fat," be sighed and said, "we've all been In the soup." INTERESTING BITS t Family pride has been the ruination of many a young man. . f If a man deserves success It to reasonably sure to come his way. Usually man would rather, visit a den tist than his wife's relations. , i ... - As a.; sticker, the chronic bore lifts a porous plaster beaten to a frsnle. A woman hates a male flirt worse than he hates a mouse unless he's flirting with her. - A pessimist may be either a man who has been disappointed In love or one who has been disappointed In marriage. Some men I try gold bricks, soma have gold bricks thrust upon them, and others marry for money. v It requires considerable tact to remember a woman's birthday and to forget her An affinity is generally a woman with bionde hair who has mora of tha borne-breaking Instinct than a burglar, . EYES TROUBLE YOU ? 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It Is harmless and has the enthusiastic- endorsement of thousands who have used It: 5 Grains Opton (1 tablet), 2 Ounces Water. ; v Use as an eye wash night and morning, or oftener If possible. It makes most eyes feel fine, quickly allays irritation, brightens the eyes and sharpens the vision. Many who have used It no longer feel the need ot glasses; many others have ceased to fear that they will soon be obliged to wear them. Get the Optona tablets from your nearest druggist and prepare the aniutioi. vm own home. r-AdTertlitaMat. I PRINCE AS FRESHMA'N g An Impression of the Prince of Wales' life at Oxford, written by a fellow-undergraduate, appears In the Times. The prince's life in the university, he says, has been an experiment of a rather daring kind. It was decided that he was to1 be in every ense an ordinary undergraduate. No distinctions were to be observed by those he met in manner or in style, of speech." There were to be no special privileges. He was to come up as a "fresher" and behave as a "fresher." . Thus, when he eventually arrived, we found that he was In no way different from any other undergraduate, except that he looked rather more youthful than most, that he still retained a passionate and almost wistful love of his life as a sailor, and that he had taken the unusual course for an undergraduate of bringing with him an equerry and a'tutor, who lurked somewhere in the background. In Magdalen everything was made eay for htm to -take an Immediate place in couple' lira ana ini.ere uw muw ments." He was entertained arut gave ew tertalnmenta In retttrn; and those present found. that though he was at first rather shy, he was a delightful addition to a dinner party, moiit attractive inv the quest and humble part he took In the conversation, but full of humor and; with opinions at once decided and sane. his laugh ana smue are pernac particularly attractive. ly and perseverlngly for the college sec ond Eleven; he became a private in the officers' training corps; he played goif, ran with the beagles, drove his motor car with enthusiastic speed. When he was not actually playing there was no more zealous spectator o( college competitions, and in Eights week no more untiring follower of the boat from the towpath. London Times. : ! r"1 ffttUilii n.ur.u.vp. THE TRADE CIRCULAR 1 that escapes the wastebasket is the exception. Soliciting letters largely go the same way. No one disregards a telegram The manufacturer, jobber or merchant who uses Western UNiONt Day and Night Letters for circularizing his trarJa-afta soliciting., orders employs the ' most effective and economical sales method yet devised. They compel attention; . They bring the orders. THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO. Full information gladly given at any office. " 111 ins i mm i siii. isrWPmsar' AMUSEMENTS t mmm m mm ----lrO-nnAnJAAAAruAnAJIVUXrXJf 1:80, 1:30, tM. tM p. m. dally. Httirs Ea-. cafamut by rxju.it 5h of tha form Divint' . TODAY AND ALL WEEK Special Beduced Prices 10c and 20c only. If ANNETTE tVELLER la tha wonderful mird, photo-dm, tune's Dauter" " "Nap- 4 Days Commencing Sunday Flight Bargain Matinee Wednesday 2Ae to 1 only. Eugene Walter' Beat Drama, game nlar that delighted thoniianila her lait Beuaon. (Not a morlns picture). 25c to $1.60 Seata Now. Malinee Every Day international mm BSAuiiiMi CellUtV nana Oak, Til Twelfth and Clay Sts. The Biggest Bill of the Year Prloat Evening, lOo, IBc, 60o. T5o. Boi geati 1.W. Matlnaea. 10a, Its, 60s (Eio.pt Holidays) ALEXANDER A SCOTT "from Virginia." MAURICE BCRKHART ft ELMORB. WHITK, Slngnre. . BINNS ft BERT. Pnnnr Mea from Burner , n KRAMER ft PArtlSON, fhyalcal Culture Pemonlflrd. - FINN ft FTNK, Funny Folk Funnf Feet. r.A.HD V HOLTZ la 'Song, ORPTTEUM MOTION PICTURES, SCHIIXER STRIXGED QUINTET Kltiwr, Havnp & Montgomery Hilly Clmsf. ft ,a Toniv- hBHo Monlo Moorv's Ianrlnr,Act Beautiful ''FAIR CO-EDS" Host of Happy Incident of Co-Edu. cation Days. Herns & Preston Frank and Mlllan Burhank Clara Beyers ft Co. in "Self-I)pfpnx" War Scene Keystone Comedy "The Flower Girl" IDORA PARK Bright Musical Comedy FERRIS HARTMAN and MYRTLE DINGWALL. Every Night Matinees Saturday and Sunday Alameda Countv, Exposition! Carnival , , - . OPEX SATURDAY IN MAMMOTH PAVILIOX "T ART IXDCSTRYSaENCEFCX FROLIC Big Events Every Day October Sd to i8th, Inclusive, Under the ' Auspices of Civic and Commercial Bodies. MOTION PICTURE THEATERS Today and Wednesday -iw r lg riser Present "THE WIF1T ' k Strong Drama In Thiee Act. "THE DEVIL'S DANSANT and Three Other Picture. Including a Comedy by Oeorg Ad. rmAirr hiu ntnorx hokv ioloibx J"" pmh.tr ana Pip Or,,,, tdgar Bayliaa, Director juf OrgaaUt. iuujt.tjkji uij Ui.AMli.lH ml.i.lg Uatlnee dallr Admtialoo 10c. children te. Kr Erealng t:15. :30 Reaerrea Beat I ;.tl Cents rirnt Ten Raw It Cent Reeerritjona nar be note by telephone Oakland 1420. oalilQRd Theatre "roeram Changed Sun. and Tbnrt Orchestra EYtninzs Today and Tomorrow , Schubert Feature, "TBI LB

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