Newspaper Page Text
EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO OAKLAND IS FORGING AHEAD Real Estate Market Has Busy Year FIGURES SHOW GREAT RECORD Indications Are That Operations Will Reach Splendid Total of $10,000,000 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 of $10,000,000. 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< property. "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 permanent home. 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 . restriction. 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 erties, Oakland. 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 proposed building. 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. tVldlE MHOOI.HOLSE 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 BEST MEATS HIGHEST QUALITY LOWEST PRICES 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. WASHINGTON MARKET 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 week: No. of 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 rive?. 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 Time. ] .. 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 || investigate. | • 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 || 1444 Telephone I Broadway Oakland 1 Oakland 4027 fl DOWN TOWN IMPROVEMENT CLUB GETS INTO ACTION Secretary Chosen ITo Aid in Plan Of Campaign 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. I Kyker. 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 tion. Ednnn Slearns, who has been ap pointed secretary of the Downtown Improvement association. RABID DOG ATTACKS RICHMOND OFFICIAL 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 RECORDER'S OFFICE - j 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 further reduced. 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*! for typing. ■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 Added Attraction In APPITION to the Orpbpnm's T'SUAL Big B!!» T!ip Only Authentic Motion Picture* of the WORLD'S 1912 CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL CONTEST RED SOX VS GIANTS TAKEN BY PATHE FREREB Under Contract with Anguet Hermann, Fre»i4pnfc I of the National Commission.