16 October 2012

Tribune Tuesdays: Amply Rewarded

From: The Oakland Tribune, 09 March 1912, Page 16, Column 1


LOST-On Washington st., rear wheel of bicycle. Finder will be amply rewarded by returning to 1115 Broadway, No. 19.

09 October 2012

Tribune Tuesdays: Trio of Bold Thieves

From:  The Oakland Tribune, 09 March 1912, Page 5, Column 2

Young Burglars Will Be Put on Probation for Stealing Old Weapons

For entering several residences in Grand avenue and stealing a collection of ancient and antique weapons, wrenches and tools, three small burglars have been taken into custody by the Oakland police and turned over to the detention home, to be investigated and placed on good behavior. The trio of bold thieves is composed of the following: Johnny Fearton, aged 9 (captain); Tony Malutto, aged 9, and Willie Anselmo, aged 10 years.

The three were arrested by Inspector Richard Quigley and turned over to the detention home.

The loot of the boys consisted of an old-fashioned flint lock pistol, a naval officer's cutlass that had seen service in the Civil War, a M[?] creese, a Philippina bolo and several Japanese and Chinese knives. Six wrenches were taken.

02 October 2012

Tribune Tuesdays: Forgot He Had a Home

From: The Oakland Tribune, 06 March 1912, Page 3, Column 6


Superior Judge W. H. Waste was convinced this morning that E. R. Armstrong, of 1937 Berkeley way, Berkeley, should be placed in the Napa asylum when he appeared in court for an examination as to his sanity and said that he did not remember having been in the room yesterday. He also forgot that he had a home and friends, failing to recognize both for so long that his brother R. R. Armstrong finally swore to a complaint.