21 June 2011

Tribune Tuesdays: Married in the Window

From: The Oakland Tribune, 17 October 1912

Couple to Marry in Window of Store

That love is oblivious to curious stare and also surroundings is to be demonstrated tomorrow evening by George Steadman and Miss Maud Osborn, both of Alameda, who took out a marriage license this morning. The couple wll be married in the window of a store at Ninth and Broadway at 7 o'clock. Beyond the satisfaction of each getting the other the young folk will receive a $100 diamond ring, offered as a reward by M. Goldwater, proprietor of the establishment. Steadman is a contractor, 25 years old. Miss Osborn is 22 years old and resides at 2831 San Jose avenue, Alameda.
Steadman and his fiancee had planned upon a wedding to be held in two weeks but decided that they might as well take advantage of the offer.From: The Oakland Tribune, 17 October 1912

14 June 2011

Tribune Tuesdays: Just Imagine

From: The Oakland Tribune, 16 October 1912

Youthful Bride's Troubles Win Sympathy and Interlocutory Divorce Decree

Just imagine a husband who got mad and nearly killed his wife's dog and then turned his wrath upon her when she protested; a husband who got mad again because she went to the store and charged a half-dozen eggs when she was hungry!
"Just imagine", said 18-year-old Edith Nauert, in testifying in her divorce suit against Henry P. Nauert today. "He hit me just because I went down to the creamery and got a half-dozen eggs. He never brought anything into the house and because I did go and charge anything, he got angry about it and I said: Who has a better right than I have to get anything and then he got mad and gave me the dickens about it."
The Court did imagine and the girl wife was given an interlocutory decree.

07 June 2011

Tribune Tuesdays: A Suspicious Husband

From: The Oakland Tribune, 16 October 1912

Suspicious Husband Cause of Near-Riot

The suspicious actions of a suspicious husband led to the police taking Lutero Cavasso temporarily into custody last night at San Pablo avenue and Twenty-third street. A telephone message came to the police that a man was hiding behind a fence in the neighborhood and that two shots had been fired.

Patrolmen Connolly and Conroy and Corporal Charles McCarthy hurried to the scene and found Cavasso. The shots proved to be no more than the missing fire of a motorcycle. Cavasso explained that he had been watching his home to see whether his wife was coming home with some other man.