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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO
OAKLAND IS FORGING AHEAD
Real Estate Market Has Busy Year
Indications Are That Operations
Will Reach Splendid Total
OAK LAN l>, Nov. 1. —The Hearing of
th« end of the year invites a glance at
the record ot progress made during
the months already passed. From sta
; already gathered it can be seen
that the year will outshine 1911 in
every particular of advancement and
progress. The record of building per
ivhich is a pood gauge of progress,
•hows that from January 1 of the pres
ent year more than $7,680,000 have been
expended. This will be appreciated
bettel , wlirn t-omparPil with the total
expenditures for the year I*ll, whl<sh
v.is The amount for 1911
r< presents only 10 months of the year,
■ the present rate of progress in
building it is the expectation of realty
men that the sum will fall little short
iI\KR *«OO.IM>O l> OCTOBKIt
Th" cost of building for the month
toher just passed totaled more
ilian than S«OO.o<>n. Last week in every
way • ■! to its predecessors in
building construction, and the steady
« orulitii'n of the market has afforded
-atisfartion. The con
•ion for th<> week ended
per 30, re&efced a total of $152,671,
•'..7 17 put into alterations,
additions and repairs. The bulk of this
f-um, $4 1. 2'>0, ivas for the building of
one story dwelling places to accommo
date the host of new residents "Who
are building homes, and those of the
old residents who are improving their
• •oTTiition. The sum for two story
dwellings was good for the week,
re*cMng 127.579. The total further was
swell. •onstruction of a three
story. »6 room apartment house, which
tailed for an expenditure of $25,8*0; a
one story brick market costing $18,000
and a nickelodeon costing- $3,000.
MxYI.INE IS CHANGING
The total for the cost of building
for the year has been swelled by the
permits for the new city hall, the
Kahn building and other large proj
ects. An interesting change of the
> ear has been the alteration of the
skyline and the change in appearance
in the district about the city hail and
the section west of Broadway, and
present construction Ik putting the
finishing touch on a period of prog
ress never before approached. The
seven s|pry steel frame Morris &
Muller building at the northeast cor
ner of Fourteenth and Grove streets
practically is completed and the seven
story building of the Surety Mortgage
BolkUoe company at the south
i ornor of Fifteenth and Jefferson
streets will reach completion by the
first of the year. The Havens & Lei
mert building at the southeast corner
of Fourteenth and Clay streets, on the
site of the old First Methodist Epis
copal church edifice, is nearing comple
and a loan is being prepared
throagh ;<n Insurance firm for the erec
tion of thf John M. Locke building at
the northeast corner of Fourteenth
and Jefferson streets, which will be
another seven story affair.
OTHKIt \or\BlK BUIUHJfGfI
Other buildings Which are changing
the appearance of the downtown sec
tion,-either completed recently or near
tetion arc the Woodmen of
Id building, Sixteenth and
streets; tlie Arthur E. Cor
der building. Fifteenth street, near
the Manhfim-Mazor building
between Thirteenth and
-. and the wrecking
11 theater for the erec
tion story building b>
. oud Ward.
In outside tract property
a big business before th«
winter has set in. The activity ir
ons has been an im
portant feature of the real estate mar
ket of i c whole season, and an enor
mous ;< mount of business has beer
transacted during the. last six or eigtr
months. There is no sign of abate
. however, and the dealers in these
properties continue to be well satisfies
with the condition of the market.
Hot KRIDGE HOMES IV DEMAND
i;ind for houses in Ttookridgj
has been increasing so steadily of lat«
that the Oakland Building and Devel
opment company soon will begin opera
in that section. A number oi
beautiful homes will be built in differ
rut parts of the tract, and will be o;
the same, distinctive character that l!
?o noticeable in all the residences tha
have already been built in T'iockridge
In general design and detail of finisl
ttttey will be just what one would ex
pe< t to find high class residene<
"It is probable that the fact tha
the Oakland and Antioch electric trains
soon will be in operation has stimu
lated somewhat the demand for homi
and houses in Rockridge," sai<
subcii vision manager o
Layaunce Real Estate company
have had many inquiries fron
land people whose business inter
e.sts are in San Francisco. Rockridg-i
itself offers them all they desire li
way of high class residence prop
with fast electric trains run
ning every minutes from the gatei
act, bringing San Francisci
within 35 minutes' distance, they an
more onerer than ever to own a norm
up there. In the foothills. We havi
shown :i number of eastern people ove:
the prop week and the com
ment of each one has been so enthusi
thai whether or not they deeidi
to locate in Oakland I think they wil
siing for this city wher
: tey gQ."
< ompletion of the home of F
-t View drive adds an
beautiful residence to that dis
and the view of the bay and hill,
wood«d ravines is superb. It ha
many distinctive features upon whlc)
his spared no expense, for h
. it with the idea of havinj
pi,i:asa\t \ \i.i,i:v activities
iTH'ieasi v in the sales de
tment of the liealty Syndicat
.s the opening- of the second week'
sale of l'k'usant Valley court. Sad
Francisco buyers wishing close Ke;
Fftortfttion have ds*playe<
nsiasm and many of th
I een made to them.
■: k on the six new bungalows be
built on the tra't is well unde
and plans are being prepared fo
rs to be starf , ') in the immediate
ire. None of them cost less thai
10 and three are to run severa
red dollars in exosas of the build
Another heavy sak , is anticipated fo
jKuMiia*'. when commuters will be showi
Vtt» of residence of F. E. Allen, in West V\eTu drive, Rockridge prop
the tracts advantages. Several res
ervations have be*n made this week
in addition to the actual sales closed.
while more than 50 appointments with
prospective buyers have been made for
the first of next week.
The marketing of Pleasant Valley
court means the filling- up of the gap
of vacant ground at the entrance of
Piedmont and the development of a
tract which remained in an undeveloped
state for years.
jfBW KWXEY BTIIiDIXG
One of the meet satisfactory an
nouncements of lavle improvement is
that which contains Jhe news that the
old frame structures at the southeast
corner of Tenth and Washington streets
are to be replaced soon with a mag
nificent new structure, modern In every
way to cost about $60,000. The owner
of the property is R. W. Kircney of the
R. W. Kinney company of this city
and San Francisco, and the architect,
is A W. Smith of thLs city. Kinney
expects to construct a four story
building o£ brick and steel. On the
first floor will be four sttores facing in
Washington street. Th* three upper
stories will be devoted to hotel pur
poses, there being 20 rooms on each
floor. On the Tenth street side will be
an entrance to a vestibule, from which
an elevator will ascend to the top
story the entrance and vestibule to be
trimmed in marble. The brick to be
used in the structure wil be of buff
color, after the style of the Oakland
Bank of Savings building.
ANOTHER BIG DEAL
Another important building and leas
ing transaction in the region of the
City hall is ou foot, which will involve
the erection of a 12 story bualding and
a total rental approximating $1,000,000.
The Dunn property at the northwest
corner of Fifteenth street and San
Pablo avenue is in the deal, but the
names of those involved have not been
made public. After the extension of
Washington street the size of the
property will be 50 feet in Washington
street. 25 feet in San Pablo avenue and
63 feet in Fifteenth street. Architect
Walter Reed has drawn plans for the
George 11. Gihon of Berkeley has
sold, through George W. Austin, a lot
:, -pn.-.u feet on the west side of Webster
street north of Fourteenth street, in
the new Hotel Oakland section, to E. X.
Walter, vice president of the FSrst Na
tional bank. This is one of several
deals closed recently in the section and
indicates the healthy condition of the
market and the demand for property
in that particular locality. The con
sideration involved was $25,000.
Plans are complete and work will be
started shortly on the Lockwood
school, fronting In Easit Fourteenth
street and Ha'venscourt boulevard. The
r.uilding will be unique in many ways,
and particularly in that it will consist
of but one story and will cover a large
area. The idea in this method of con
struction Is to minimize the risk from
fires which have resulted fatally in
I,inc..lβ Mnrkel, Berkeley f| itr fUhar Marifpto Mn«-oln Market. San FraneUco
Kmrmfgrn Market, Sac Joee "111 uu,c, roOIHCia Meat Uept.. Long's Mkt.,S. I.
** Cor.9tH&\AfeshinitonSta, Oakland
MUTTON SPRING LAMB
Mutton Legs per lb. Himlquarter 16c per lb.
Mutton Loin Roast.... .. lie per lb. Forcquarter 10c per lb.
Mutton Loin or Prime BEEF
Rib Chops '. 1254 c per lb. Positively Best Steer Quality.
Mutton Shoulder Roast. 6Hc per lb. Round Steaks ... 15c and 17c per lb.
Mutton Shoulder Chops.. 10c per lb. Loin Steaks 1754 c per lb.
Mutton Stew 5 lbs. for 25c Rib Steaks 12Hcperlb.
PORK Prime Rib Roast
I .egg of Pork or Fresh Hams 14c lb 15c and 1754 c per lb.
Pork Shoulder Roast.... lie per lb. Prime Standard Roast.. .15c per lb.
Small Loins of Pork, by the Shoulder Roast ... lOc.to 12c per lb.
whole or half 16c per lb. HAMS 1754 c Per Lb.
Leaf Lard 8 lbs. forsl.oo California Hams, Sugar Cured. 10
Fresh Spare Ribs 1254 c per lb. lb. average 1754 c per lb. For
TURKEYS, 28c LB. Saturday only.
Strictly Fresh Dressed Eastern Sugar Cured Xo. 1 Hams,
California Turkeys at 28c per lb. Washington or Lincoln brands.
Fresh Dressed Hens 22c per lb. at 1954 c per 11).
Fresh Dre-scd Fryers.. .25c per lb. Picnic Hams 12^cperlb.
Wild Ducks for Tomorrow. Boneless Cottage R0115.1654c per lb.
Oysters. Lastern, extra Lard Compound 10c per lb.
select 20c doz. Pure Lard Rendered 15c per lb.
9th and Washington Streets, Oakland.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER '2, 1912.
school buildings of several stories. The
new school looks directly down upon
Havensoourt boulevard and the build
ing will contain every modern feature
used in new schools. The part of the
building' facing in East Fourteenth
street will be devoted to adminstra
tion purjposes, music room, teachers'
restroom, and a neighborhood room, the
latter to be provided with a kitchen
ette and to be used by neighborhood
clubs. Jnst back of these will be
an auditorium with a seating ca
pacity of 400. About the assembly
hall will be grouped classrooms in a
hollow square, opening- to a wide cor
ridor to be used as a playground in
wet weather. There are also boys' and
girls' gymnasiitms, the latter contain
ing a domestic science department and
a cafeteria in connection.
BUILDING RECORD OF WEEK
Following is the summary of the
building permits applied for for the
Classification — Permits. Cost.
One story dwelling* 22 $41,'J90
One au<l one-half story dwell
ings X 12.500
Two story dwellings 8 27.879
Ttvo storr dwelling with store 1 3,305
Three story Sβ room apart
ments 1 25.000
One story wtan 1 250 I
Oor- Btorr brick market 1 3R.000 !
Nickelodeon 1 3,000
Coal and feed rerrt 1 700
Garages S 2,fiSr>
Tank franges ft 89."
Shed 1 100
Alterations., addition* and re
pairs 38 16.747
Total S8 $152,671
NEWMAN AUTOIST IS
ARRAIGNED FOR MURDER
OAKLAND. Nov. I.— A. J. Stephen
son, a wealthy cattleman of Newman,
charged with murder for running , down
in his a-utomobile and killing Antone
Pimental in East Twelfth street and
the Boulevard, appeared for arraign
ment before Police Judge George
Samuels today. The case was set over
to November 14 for preliminary exam
ination. Stephenson at the same time
will answer to charges of driving an
automobile while intoxicated and
driving on the wrong side of the street.
He was released on $2,000 bonds.
ACTOR TO BE HELD FOR
ARRIVAL OF OFFICER
OAKLAND, Nov. I.—Word was re
ceived by Chief of Police W. .7. Peter
sen today that John Holmes, the actor
known as George Harcourt. wanted for
bigamy in Jersey City, N. J., would nm
be given permission to wire a cash bond
for his. appearance in the eastern-city
and that he was to be held until an
officer came for him. Holmes expressed
a desire to go east with Detective Kd
Leigh of New York now in San Fran
cisco. He will be held by the Oakland
authorities until the eastern official ar
PATCH ON FAMILY
TRICE IS FUTILE
Husband Revives Divorce Suit
After Judge Waste's At
tempt at Reconciliation
OAKLAND, Nov. I.—Efforts to patch
a truce between Ingram AVillie and
Dolena Willis, who were married at
Newcastle on Tyne, Eng., September
tf, 1576, made by Superior Judge Waste
recently, have come to naught, and
after the first suit had been dropped
WiUis today renewed the action.
Willis paid that his wife for years
had called him "a beast" and "•shabby"
and "a coward." Hβ also said she
neglected the housework for extended
periods, that she absented herself
from home three months at a time, and
that she took a large of their
savings and sent it to England to pay
passage here for a married daughter."
Willis also complained that she put him
out of his favorite room to make a
place for the daughter and that she
kept a daughter's husband in the
house, against "Willis' protest.
The couple are advanced in age and
recently, when they came together in
.'n dare Waste's court, Willis made a
pathetic plea for his wife to go home,
tailing her •'mother" and saying that
the children needed them. At that
time Mrs. Willis was obdurate. Later
she dismissed her suit, and Willis re
newed it today.
F« B. Simonds was thrown out of his
house by Mrs. Loui L. Simonds, aided
by a boarder njimed A. Copra, accord
ing to his action for divorce today.
He said that Copra later supplanted
him in his wife's affections.
Christina Thorn obtained an inter
locutory decree of divorce from Joseph
E. Thorn today for neglect.
A final decree was issued t» Ada I.
Detjens from George W. Detjes*.
COUNTERFEITERS TAKEN IN MEXICO—No
jjmU'*, Arb... Not, I,—Word was received here
today of the capture of a gang of counterfeit
ers who harp been mnklnp American money in
the.mountains went of Mncdaieim. gonara, by
t Pxii*Hn sf*cpf*t*. 6>s*i*v left nipn. Tti c \\ i(*s worf*
found, one of which was uwd In coining
dollars of the date isflo, and the other a half
dollar of 1903. The counterfeit coins have
been in circulation in this vicinity for some
.. PiEASANT VALLEY
x>>>^ (^ 00 ~~ 0 ■ 6 V " s COURT
Ten Minutes From Home to the Office I
That's what we 4 offer you with a bungalow lot in Key Route service to San Francisco direct by the Pied- H
. PLEASANT VALLEY COURT, along with a dozen or so mont, or Fortieth street Kne, brings the tract within a m
other features of convenience and comfort half hour of the ferry building. And the one fare is all «l
Nine out of ten buyers object to the average lot be- yoll Day * ■ 1
cause it is "too far out " They gauge the distance by the __ no extra nickel on the street car
running tifne of the street cars—and want just a short Such matters as sewers, street work, water and etec If
nde * tricity have been provided for and are all in and com- ||
In the. greater number of instances a brief trolley trip pleted. In fact, one can build now without waiting for m
in any direction from Fourteenth and Broadway takes the usual improvements to be made, as is generally the f I
them to property that is either of the two extremes: case. Jj|
—in a cheap and unsatisfactory neighborhood. We want to talk it over with you at the very earliest M
—or in a district where values are high and beyond their convenient hour, for an opportunity is at hand that we IS
me ans. ma y never again be able to duplicate. II
But the opening of PLEASANT VALLEY COURT You may as well be one of those who will share in the 1
provided the one close-in tract of moderate price, avail- profit to be made from PLEASANT VALLEY COURT il
able to the man of modest pocket. investments. wtftl ||
• From the standpoint of the motorist the location is just
as advantageous. A broad asphalt boulevard extends all ~ s . montns xTom n <>w you'd thank us for having in
the way from the business center right into the property. sisted.
This is something of which no other Oakland tract of Take one more look at the clock up there, and before I
equally low price, can boast. . another n minutes , phone ug P Qr an e au^ d betore ||
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Broadway Oakland 1
Oakland 4027 fl
DOWN TOWN IMPROVEMENT
CLUB GETS INTO ACTION
ITo Aid in Plan
OAKLAND, Nov. I.—Edwin Steams,
formerly secretary of the Chamber o>
! Commerce, who was recently appointed
i permanent secretary of.the Downtown
j Improvement association, took up his
! official duties today. The offices of
j the association, 479 Eleventh street,
I will be opened tomorrow, with Steams
■in charge. From now on the associa
tion will wage continuous campaigning
lln an effort to improve the condition
lof the downtown sections.
The association is the newest of the
j "booster" organizations, being little
! more than 2 months old. It was or
i ganized to promote the development of
j the downtown section. The radius cov
j ered by the club is from Twelfth street
Ito the water front and from Market
I street to Lake Merritt. That district
I has been without a club of the kind and
i has long felt the need of a live
I "booster" organization.
Although the club has been in exist
| ence only a short time, the membership
I roll already numbers 200. including the
i leading business and professional men,
ias well as property owners of the dis
trict, backed by plenty of capital.
The officers of the organization are:
I President, Liouis Aber; vice president,
i Lee BertUlion; secretary, Edwin
Steams; treasurer, l>. Knabbe; chair
man of executive committee, E. G.
The club holds meetings every Thurs
day night at the Hotel Crellin, Tenth
and Washington streets.
Among important matters being con
sidered by the club is the early open
ing of Washington street through to
• San Pablo avenue and the new Eighth
street viaduct. At the next meeting
iof the association Commissioner of
I Streets Baccus will appear before the
members and tell about the street work
and the work on the bridge.
CITY BONDS DELIVERED— Alameda. x, n \ 1.
The city bonds purchased recently by K. TV.
H:t!se.v & Co. were delivered today. One hun
k <Ired and twenty of the bonds wen of $I.OUO
• denomination, and 40 were of $950 denomina
Ednnn Slearns, who has been ap
pointed secretary of the Downtown
RABID DOG ATTACKS
R2CHMONP, Nov. 1. — Examination
of. a dog whicli bit I\ W. Locke, assist*
ant superintendent of streets, Wednes
day afternoon shows th<- animal was
afflicted with rabies, according to
Health Commissioner Dr. C. It. Blake.
Ijoeke went to Berkeley for immediate
treatment under the Pasteur system.
His log was torn badly by thp animal.
The dosr was shot by order of Police
Judße William L,indsey.
EXPENSES CUT IN
nAKLAXK KOV. I.—Jntroducinp: ro4
forms in i'is "tii ,, " ''>' tt»«
Tax asfOClnUoii of Alamrda countW
Recorder G. W. Bacon today laid oft
10 copyists and by tb« complete sub
stitution of typewriting; for
copying cut the expenses of nis staft
by at least $1,000 a month.
'Copyist? who were retired are !• rnn!«
Durham. K. I.'ilir and G. Bake,-, in ad*
dition t<. Mrs. a Hrown. Mrs I*
BePeett. Mrs. E. Ceasar. B« t BaU
1.v.1. MISS Pvi-liards, Miss Williamson
j'.nd 'Mrs. KnnnlP Cnrpon. About ?\
copyists remain. The staff may b4
Tiie price paid folio for copying*
by lonefeand was* 6*i cents and this]
has l.ecu reduced |O l x k cents per folio*!
■Th>- Tax association has susfßest*<l
tUat photography be used to record all
do. nments." Bacon said, "but the form
of the documents would have to b*»
clianged to permit of their bfins
copied in this way nnd that would in
volve chances in the law?.' -
OAK LA ND' THEATERS
Starting THIS AFTERNOON
FOUR DAYS ONLY
In APPITION to the Orpbpnm's T'SUAL Big B!!»
T!ip Only Authentic Motion Picture* of the
WORLD'S 1912 CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL
TAKEN BY PATHE FREREB
Under Contract with Anguet Hermann, Fre»i4pnfc
I of the National Commission.