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Mass Meeting Inaugurates a
Movement to Increase Popu*
lation and Wealth
Better and Cheaper Transporta*
tion Facilities Demanded
for Peninsula
[Special Dispalchio The Call] '
REDWOOD CITY. April 22.—lHy ef
fecting the permanent organisation of
the San Mateo development association
yesterday the leading citUens of thl#
community have ; undertaken a move
ment which has for it* purpose the In
crease of the population of the county
and the Improvement of the transporta
tion and other conditions upon which
the growth of the district depends.
Rev William A. Brewer, mayor of
Hlllsbordugh and a prominent educator,
wan elected president of the association
and conducted the flrs{ meeting, which
was held in .the superior court room In
the new courthouse here. '
Prior to the county mass meeting a
meeting of the hoard of governors of
the association was held, which was
called to order by Temporary Chairman
W. J. Martin of South San, Franciico.
Subsequently Martin was elected vice
president of the permanent organiza
tion, Fred H. Green of Miltbrae, secre
tary, and H. C Tuchsen of Redwood,
the subject most thoroughly dis
cussed at th» meeting was transporta
tion. That Ban Mateo oolnlty is re
tarded in its growth by luck of proper
transportation facilities and by.exces
sive rales charged by the Southern Pa
cific cobipa'rty was repeated-lf asserted.
Communications received from Justice
Fred/VV. Henshaw of the state supreme
court and from Henry P. Bowie of
HHlsborougli. and San Mateo comment
ed particularly on the inadequate trans
portation facilities of,the, county; "^|<
Speeches were made by President
Brewer, W. .1. Martin. Superior Judge
George H. Buck of San Mateo county.
E. S. Simpson, managing editor of The
Call, Robert Newton Lynch of the Cal
ifornia development board. Judge Ross
of Redwood, J. Charles Green of San
Francisco, Mayor George Merrill of
Redwood, and others. "
President Brewer spoke particularly
of the work in developing the. county
which had been done and will be ac
complished through newspaper pub
licity and praised The Call for the spirit
In which it had devoted itself to the up
building and: development of San Mateo
At the meeting of the board of gov
ernors the constitution and bylaws of
the San Mated County development as
•o( iatlon were adopted. In that docu
ment.the objects of the Association are
set forth in the following sections of
article ii: ', -; ,
Section I—T* unite and keep united th» resi
dents and tat payers of San Mated county for
th»!r material, social and moral aitTtnrpmrnt
and to tecutv concerted action upon til questions
of public conwrn.
6«ction —To bring »bmit the opening, widen
ing and fsi'inlmi of struts. marls, bouierards
ami wtlka and the proper maintenance and re
pair thereof.
Section 3—-To derclop the harbor facilities, of
the county.' _ ...:,.*'.•
Section 4—To inrite and operate with the
city and count# M San Francisco in harbor Im
pro»ement. tyjid construction, anil other deTelop
ment fit the penlnsnla.
Section R-iJo secure for Sao Mated cortntr a
Jast apportl^hient of the i^ate highway fund.
Section 6—To stimulate bnatnes* actlrlty in
Ran Mateo county by encouraging the construc
tion and maintenance in suitable location at
factories. foundries, workshopa, * warehouses,
har.ts and utorca of all kinds. *
Section 7 T'> secure street railway, .electric
train »nd steam railroad facilities and comp»l
reduced transportation ratea. To tntlt* com
r'tlnr line* and encourage the lmilrt(h« of car
line* Into the foothills and neglected parts of the
CAnnty. ■ - • i . > ■-. ;„%■ "■,.:
Section «—Tn compel the eTtenninn of raa find
water mains anß electric light and power line*
when such extension la or ehall become necea-
aary. • ■ ■,-.,.
section —To a»i»iire tbe enactment of state.
laws .and Miinty. OrdlaancM, rule* and re*nla
Ili'ms, whenetef necessary or-proper, for the bent
fit if the i-onntT at large. • - •
Section 16—To establish and maintain »t *
miltahle filae* In the cltf of Ban Francisco an
office anil general county Information bureau for
the purport of concentrator the work of thin
oreanlMtinn. And alao all kind* of accurate in
. f*rtnatk>rt and Bfttrea bearing upon all San
Mafec. county Interests anil to put and keep same
in such form an tn permit «f its ready Me at
. any And all time* and In mien wanner an the
board of < to»<»rnors may direct. .
Section il— To serur*> til deeded appropria
tion* from our eoantjr or other anthoritlM for
; the ImprOTertient Infl ke'tel-tnent of the count?,
• and finally to do or procure to be done all thlniifa
, nw»s»ar.v or proper for the' betterment rtf the
hu«lne«ii. wSolal anil sanitary Conditions of the.
I entire county of San Mttta. California.
The board of governors of The de
velopment board : consists of 'C. M.
Mor*p. H. N. Royden and W. H. Brown
«f San Mateo; D. R. Stafford and H. C.
Tuchsen of Redwood •City, Asa Hull of
Ban Carlos and Belmont, Erie L&nge
and S. T>. M*rk of Burllngrame, Fred H.
Green of Millbrae, J. M. Ouster of Sah
Bruno, Rev. W. A. Brewer of' Hills
borough. F. A. Cunningham and W. J.
Martin of* South San Francisco, Alvin
Hatch of r Half moon Bay, and A. 3.
Green of Daly City.'
Individuals, corporations and asso
ciations may become . members of I the
i organization. The dues for Individual
'members awe $1 a month and for cor
! Iterations' and firms $5 a month, but
subscriptions in greater amount* will
be received from those whose Interest
j ln th« organization promotes them to
aid ita work. *; - .
Thp »taft of the office, which Is to be
opened in S»n Francisco, will direct
visitors In San FrancUco and intend
ing settlers, investors and manufac
turers to San Mateo county and exploit
the advantages which this county af
fords to the Home builder, the farmer
%nd the manufacturer. Secretary Fred
H. Green will conduct an office in room
*15 Merchants' Exchange tmilding, San
Francisco, in the mornings and early
afternoons, and will be at Captain
Royden'i office. San Mateo, from 4 to
5 o'clock each afternoorf.
In calling the meeting to order
President Brewer outlined the objects
of the organization and explained that
it was the outgrowth of the associa
tion originally formed to promote the
Tanforan site for the Panama-Pacific
international exposition. He urged
every one in the county to become af
filiated with the organisation. He then
called upon W. J. Martin, who read the
letter from Justice Henshaw of the
state supreme court.
In reviewing the transportation
problems of San Mateo county. Justice
Henshaw spoke of the fact that there
was direct'- train service between San
Francisco and peninsula pointy yet the
transbay Alameda shore suburbs de
veloped more rapidly than the San Ma
teo county. He wrote:
"The reason Is at haftd. V. Is due
solely to the inadequate transporta
tion facilities and the abominable
roads, from which the county has suf
"In these modern times distance
from a city is not counted, by miles,,
Some of the men prominent in the organization of the San Mateo county development association.
hut by time. If you are an hour from
the city you, are in its suburbs. ,
"If transportation facilities are ade
quate you have a condition like that
of Lop Angeles, where electric roads
reach out in all directions from the
rlty for ?«, 30 or 40 miles, where the
service is speedy and frequent, with
the result that tens of thousands of
people live along the lines of the roads
and transact their business in Los An
geles. Such should be the condition
touching San Francisco and San Mateo !
county, and. to my mind, one of the
first endeavors of the organization
should be to aid in every way the se
curing of adequate transportation fa
Justice Henshaw wrote hopefully qf
the fact that the railroads wfluld find
it necessary to develop their lines and
pointed out that the county roads must
he improved. He stated that undoubt
edly a portion of the state $lß,ono,nno
highway fund wonld be spent on the
main road t>etween San Francisco and
San Jose. ■
Ih the rommuniration from Hpnry P.
Bowi?, the capitalist and resident of
Hiilsborouffh. the railroad situation
was dlsctftteed as a serious impediment
to the development of the county.
Bowie wrote:
"We all feel that San Mateo has
never had a fair thanee, nor received
ajiything like proper consideration from
the Southern Pacific railroad company.
«"We have been for . years past un
airly .discriminated against in the
matter of passenger rates. • While sin
gle tickets to Oakland, Berkeley and
across the bay. generally, cost 10 cents
from ! San, Francisco, a- single fare to
San Mateo costs 55 cents, and commu
tation rates are $3 per month to Oak
land and $6 per month to San Mateo!
What is the result? The transbay
towns have been built up Into flourish
ing cornmilnltlea, with large popula
tions, while our towns In San Mateo
county are languishing, inactive : and
golngM>ihlna, • ... •'/• This is due to
but one cause, namely, the lack of
cheap facilities of travel." v. ♦'.
Flennv Ho.it 1 pvgGested ',;
. Continuing, Bowie suggested that a
turbine teiTy boat service might be
established between San Francisco and
Coyote ' point, San Mated. "If," Bowie
said, "there be legal difficulties in the
Way of 'the Boutherh Pacific reducing
the single trip fares to, say, 10 cents
between Ban Francisco and Ban Mateo,
then I J would ; suggest that it consider
putting on this ferry service, and I can
promi*e you and them that the owners
of Covat* point would give every
prope#*faeinty; and assistance to that
end. If the Southern Pacific will not
consider, such a scheme, then let your
association see If it be possible to in
terest Other capital in such, enter
prise." o; . -
W. J. Martin . urged an increase \in
transportalon facilities to the extent
of Inviting capital to ! come into the
county •' by - a generous distribution of
franchises.*. He also urged the develop
ment of the harbor rfacilltiea of the
county. . - * .
Superior Judge Buck spoke eloquent
ly on the beauties of the scenery of San
Mat*o county, and advised boosting the
county by - tRe publication of pictures
of the scejiery.
E. .S. Bimps<Tn, ' managing editor of
The Call, advised' the. association .to
make a collective* effort In promoting
i ts cause. He urged the association to
create publicity by achieving results in
their promotion : work. f
'Robert Newton Lynch' of the Cali
fornia development board placed: at the
disposal of the San Mateo development
association the • full machinery of the
state organization for; the dissemina
tion of Its literature and the -spread of
Its publicity. HHVMMiPQIafIMiH?
Judge Ross of Redwood city spoke of
the splendid opportunities that San
Mateo county had for advancement.
J. Charles Green spoke of the ad
vantages of wide publicity, and ad
vised the people of San Mateo to de
velop amusement features which will
draw crowds to their locality.
Professor Merrill spoke strongly in
favor of development.
The next meeting will be held in San
Vacation Tour t'aaurpaaaed
Join the Southern Pacific's personally
conducted excursion through California.
Oregon. Washington and British Co
lumbia from San FrancUco on or about
June «th. Splendidly appointed train,
sleepers, dining, observation, club cars,
electric lighted throughout. Round trip
182.00. Tickets good For three months,
covering transportation entire trip and
sleeping car accommodations, meals
and sfde trips en route to Seattle. Side
trip to Banff and the great Canadian
Rockies at slight additional cost if de
sired. For details see agents Southern
Pacific, ticket offices Flood Building,
Palace Hotel, Market St. ferry depot
Third and Townsend its. depot and
Broadway and Uth at.. Oakland. •
r ,«rach. a farmer of Ban Joee. filed a petition In
batikrnptcy in th« United States district court
relterday, >*t»tln« that be was unable to pay
hi* debt* of $0,701. , lie exempts his nomc
■tcaiL • ■ "■ •- ■ {.-, : ■• ,r.
Taxpayers Organized
For Mutual Advantage
1 Objects of the San htdleo-
County development association:
To unite and keep united the re*.
lilpnln and taxpayers .of : San
#3lateo «-ount.v, and secure con
certed action upon nil ■ ques
tions of ptihllc concern.
To bring about the opening, ,
uldenlnir and >3aMenailbn of
rondN and boulevard*. >
To acciire a Juat • apportionment
- and expenditure _ of the Mate
hlghnay fund for the rouaty.
To fttlmulate buastneßH activity.
To encourage home building.
To develop harbor , facilities.
To : afrure Increased • railway fa
cllttleß and service, with lower
rates. '? . - ■ ; •
To'eatabllnh arid maintain In San
Francisco an ' office and general
count)- Information bureau..
Finally, to do or procure to be
' (tone all ' thing* neeesaatT and
proper for the betterment of
,• the bnalneaa, aoclnl nnd - nanl> '
tnty condition a of the entire
* county of San Mateo.
Albert Kmetzer Cross Examines
Chicken Larcenist pnd
Proves Guilt
There have been all sorts of child
prodigies—child pianists, child sopranos,
child mathematicians and child acro
bats. This police court tale introduces
the first of this class —the child bar
Fred Nichols was charged with petty
larceny, having; been arrested for steal-
Ing a chicken from the hen roost of
"Pop" Blanken out at the Six Mile
house in the San Bruno road. iHe de
nied the charge and pleaded not guilty
before Judge Shortall.
G. F. Anderton, manager of the road
house, told of seeing the man running
away with the chicken after Albert
George Kreutzer, a boy living in the
neighborhood, had rushed into Blank
en'o and said that come one was steal
ing chickens out near the barn. The
hoy, 11 years old, was called to the
stand. He testified that he had seen
Nichols and another man put the
chicken in the sack and run away.
Nichols denied this also.
"May I ask the prisoner a question,
judge?" said the boy.
"Certainly, my boy; go ahead."
The lad turned to Nichols, looked
him in the eye, and said:
"You went into a lumber yard after
you left Blanken'a place, didn't you?"
Nichols' lower lip dropped and he
gazed at the boy In astonishment. Then
he acknowledged it.
"And didn't you change your hat in j
there?" came the next question.
'Y-y-yes," was the faltering answer.
"Then why did you change your hat
if you didn't steal the chicken?"
Nichols" knees were sagging. Judge
Shortall took a hand in the proceed
"Why did you steal a clucking hen?"
he asked.
"I didn't know it was a clucking hen, i
yer honor," nervously replied the pris- !
oner. "Sure I didn't."
Young KrueUer smiled* with satis
faction. The Judge complimented him
A bailiff patted his head and Nichols
went back into the dock to await a
jail sentence.
Mrs. Steinman Says Husband
Hurled One at Her in the
Presence of Quests
.Augustus Steinman was in an intoxi
cated conditin'n when he, attended a
Wedding reception given by his wife.
Mrs. Julia Steinman complained in a
suit for divorce begun yesterday. The
reception was on August 4, 1910, three
days«fter their marriage, an&,,#as at
tended by a large numfter of Ml^. Stein
man's women friends. Besides^disgrar
ing the occasion by his intoxication,
Steinman is alleged to have taunted his
I wife by telling her her friends did not
think much of her or theywould have
given her better wedding presents. Mrs.
Steinman says she tried to calm him,
and begged him not to create a disturb
ance. He thereupon threw a shirt at
her. .
This Is but one of the many scenes of
domestic discord described at length in
Mrs. Stelnman's complaint. She has a
14 year old daughter by her former
marriage, and on one occasion when she
and the girl returned from a walk
Steinman, it is alleged, became stilky,
moody and spiteful, ending up by get
ting drunk. He often sai4 the girl
I ought to live somewher-e else and after
one of these quarrels is said to have
bestowed upon his wife "terrible and
villainous looks, distorting his fare like
a madman and causing her a series of
sensations which completely unnerved
1 Stelnman became angry at the way
his wife cooked % *t*ak. and •hakln*
his fist at her. <s<>r!,ir*.l. "fU *«t you
fit." Mrs. Rtel»«w ?*.:-" ?e« she
''cooked nice dlt, * .*»* htr hut*
band refuted to \ • „. fin* and her
daughter wer» 1» »v t—r «f th« de
fendant. It Is a«y ,i*& In th« com
plaint, that tp.»y «nc afraid.t« go to
bed and slept •-•lth their clones on.
Delia LaubenhelmeN. irot-v a divorce
from Valentine Laubenhtlmerfdr t»et
lect to furnish her with the necessaries
of life. Laubenheimer la a mining man,
living in Portland. Ore. For more than
two years, his wife told Judge Graham,
he had refused to give her any money,
leaving her dependent upon her own ex
ertions and the assistance of her
friends. -
Daniel F. folgln was granted a di
vorce by Judge Graham ffom Rose Col
gin on the ground of desertion.
Suits for divorce were begun by:
Frank C. Stewart against Leola Ar*
vela Stewart, desertion.
Lizzie Ryder against Earl Ryder, de
Clara Johnston against Thomas Harry
Johnston, cruelty.
Large Crowd at East Shore
RICHMOND, April 22.—Th« ball given
ny Richmond volunteer fire department
No. 3 at East Shore park last night
was largely attended and a gratifying
sucee»B. -W. J./LAne, Ed Pfeister 'and
O. J. Dahl arranged the affair. The
proceeds will go into the equipment
11l ' 50
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Shoe Dealers Declare that the
Pedal Extremities of Women
Are Getting Bigger
HEW YORK, April 28.—The foot of
the American woman is growing larger
every year, according to the. testimony
of members of a New Tork #hoe deal
ers' association. The explanation .is
that It in. because women are doing
more walking and going in for all sorts
of outdoor exercise. Manufacturer!*, -it
is declared, are making larger , shoes
for them. The day of th* No. ,1 A or
No. 1 AA shoe is gone, although many
women could wear them a few years
ago. -One speaker declared that there
was a time when every woman's shoe
was honestly ; marked with ' Its size, ° but
that" women I forced dealers to mark
shoes with a secret code. And he
added: "We had to do that to Jell a
shoe that fitted." .■' • - .•_-.,
In h y^&tt'^&y** A n ri7p nf
4§l£if^ $500
Jf|B for the prettiest
L^mmagmmtSSjßp llv/IllC 111
; m|_J Cherry land
' It is not always that good taste is rewarded. Sometimes it is an infliction that brings
disaster upon its possessor. However, I wish to create in Chefryland. a group of homes
that will compose the best example of landscape art in America, and I think this prize will
further that ideal.
, The prize will be awarded to that home which, in its treatment of house and grounds in
their relation to the 1 sweep of petaled fields on all sides, creates the prettiest picture in
- Cherryland. :./• . ' ; V
The prize will be paid for the prettiest home created within a year from October, 1911
(not May,l9ll, as erroneously stated in Saturday papers).
The prize will not be given to the most expensive house. The entire purpose of the
competition is to encourage the making of homes most suited to the environment of blos
soms that has made Cherryland the show place of California.
The house of the low-lying bungalow type, which, like the Japanese cottage, follows
- lines: that are in perfect accord with an environment of blossoming trees, is the sort of a
dwelling that will receive the prize of $500.00. This sort of a house can be built for the
smallest expense. - This sort #of a house permits the freest expression of artistic judgment.
Building restrictions will insure harmonious surroundings. '
!- Consider the price— #
From $1000.00 up
For a whole acre-r-on easy terms
—that's over 16 city lots, 25x100; and I'll build you a bungalow on easy terms, too.
Then consider the other practical features:
Cherryland within a year, with the improved service of the Western Pacific, will be closer
to San Francisco than Berkeley. ;
Right now Cherryland is only one hour from San Francisco, and is on the line of the
Southern Pacific. Western Pacific and the Oakland streetcars. It is only five minutes' -walk
from the center- of the city of Hayward, with its fine schools, libraries, markets and every
thing^ that a family needs. Hill, Harriman, Rockefeller and every big financier in America
have repeatedly : stated in public the obvious fact that property so situated can not fail to
advance rapidly in value.
Moreover, the trees are not. only a beautiful setting for a home, but a source of income
yielding from $200 to $500 an acre. . Garden truck yields as much, for the soil is conceded
to be the richest in the state.
I. Is not this an ideal estate for a small sum?
.Compare this with other propositions that run into thousands for a small lot alone (not
an acre), that have difficult building sites.requiring thousands more. Compare it as in
investment. .. . F •
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, Then consider the artistic setting of a home in Cherryland, the conveniences (transoor
tation, schools, markets, etc.), and the chance to subdivide and make money; and
The tract is selling fa£! Now is your opportunity 1
Come to Cherryland today
:::: A. E. MONTGOMERY, ::: : : '
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'■•''•■■ 345 Montgomery Street : • * .•"-'• I '
: : : : : OAKLAND AGENTS : : : •• -.
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Millionaire Lumber Dealer Suc
cumbs After Removal to
Colonel William Coach, millionaire
lumber dealer of Oregon, died yesterday
lit ft Butter street sanatorium as the
result of a stroke of apoplexy. He
was 78 years old and retired from act
ive work several years ago, the Coach
mills and interests in ana around Ban
don, Ore., being- directed by two sons,
William and Arthur.
Cwlonel Coach amassed a fortune by
taking up land years ago in Oregon
and entering the lumber business. Some
time before the 1906 flre he began
traveling, malting his home at other
times here and in Grand Rapids, Mich..
wh*re one. of his daughters lives.
For some time Colonel Coach had
been at the Jefferson hotel in this city.
I Early last week he suffered a stroke
of apoplexy In his apartment* which?
necessitated : hit removal' to a hoipltal. ',
The! body will . be: taken to (Jrand
Rapid* for interment. ,
SCHOOLS XUBOPEH— « • vacation 'of two
wroks the public »ch«ol« this eltjr'irlll tA
open tomorrow morning.
And Yet—Woman
Must Be Beautiful
(From "Woman's National Magazine.)
"Oh, the bother and trouble that ac
companies washing the hair' The long
hours in unpresentable condition wait
ing for it to dry —the danger of catch
ing cold—and, most of all. the knowl
edge that too much wetting makes hair
coarse, dull, dead and brittle! And yet
—and yet one must get rid of dust and
oil and dandruff, and keep the hair
looking its very best.
"If rou would be beautiful, there Is
nothing so good as brushing the head
with therox. It keeps the hair delight
fully lustrous, light and fluffy and prn
motes its growth. The scalp is made
soft and pliant and immaculately clean.
If you want abundant, glossy hair, mix
four ounces of therox and four ounces
of powdered orris root; keep the mix
ture in a sifter-top can and sprinkle a
little (say a tablespoonful) upon th«
head; then brush thoroughly through
the hair. Do this once or twice a

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