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.

25 September 2012

Tribune Tuesdays: Dashed from Window to Death!

From: The Oakland Tribune, 09 March 1912, Page 1, Column 7

Instantly Killed in Fall
Passers-Bay on Street See Fatal Drop From Third Story
Aged Man's Skull Crushed When Body Hits Cement Pavement

Patrick Higgins, a porter, aged 7? years, fell fifty feet to the cement sidewalk from a third-story window of the Clarendon House, Seventh and Washington streets, at 11:45 o'clock this morning while washing the window, and died instantly of a crushed skull.

He is believed to have been killed accidentally, although there were no witnesses who noticed how he happened to fall. Several persons who were passing on Seventh street when he struck the pavement saw his body hurtling through the air. A few minutes before the fatal accident, Mrs. Mary Marshall, the housekeeper, instructed Higgins to attend to some work other than washing the windows which, she says, is usually done by a regular window washer.

The back of Higgins' head was crushed like and eggshell and a curious crowd instantly surrounded his body. Policeman C. G. Gargadenee notified the police and coroner's office.

Higgins was a former saloonkeeper of Memphis, Tenn., and had been employed as a porter at the Clarendon House, of which C. A. Cammas is proprietor, for two years. He resided at the National House and had no known relatives in this state.

04 September 2012

Tribune Tuesdays: Woman, Dog-Lover

From: The Oakland Tribune, 06 March 1912, Page 2, Column 1

Hold Funeral of Woman, Dog-Lover

ALAMEDA, March 6--Mrs. Mary Dillman, known as "the dog woman," was buried today from an Alameda undertaking parlor, after her body had been kept by an Oakland undertaker pending the expected arrival of the woman's husband from the East.

Dillman has not appeared or sent word and the responsibility for the burial was assumed by Mrs. J. Kreft of this city, with whom Mrs. Dillman formerly lived. Mrs. Dillman died in the East Bay Sanatorium from the effect of injuries received when she was run down in Oakland about three weeks ago by W. G. Davis of Alameda, an automobile dealer. She was a great dog-lover, and had twenty canine pets at the time of her death. The dogs have since been chloroformed by the humane society as there was no one to look after them.

Mrs. Dillman was living in Fruitvale at the time of her death, having left Alameda after the court ordered her to get rid of her dogs as a sanitary measure, the board of health causing the woman's arrest.

28 August 2012

Tribune Tuesdays: Refrain from Attacking

From: The Oakland Tribune, 06 March 1912, Page 11, Column 2

Promises to Care for Family He Mistreated

W. F. Gillespie, arrested for beating his wife and mother-in-law, was released from custody this morning by Judge Mortimer Smith on his promise to refrain from attacking his family and to work for the support of his wife and four children. The case was continued to April 6, and Gillespie placed on probation till that date on the request of his wife, who declared that his assistance was absolutely essential to the support of the family.

21 August 2012

Tribune Tuesdays: Beaten by Highwaymen

From: The Oakland Tribune, 06 March 1912, Page 10, Column 5

Victim Beaten by Highwaymen
Amil Anderson is Attacked by Thugs and Beaten Unmercifully

Leaping upon Amil Anderson of 1749 Eighty-first avenue without warning, as he passed the corner of East Fourteenth street and Eighty-first avenue, last night, two highwaymen knocked the man down and beat him mercilessly. The two men gave Anderson no chance to turn over his money, but attacked him and after knocking him to the ground, kicked and beat him until he was unconscious. Nothing was taken. The attack occurred at 930 o'clock last night.

Thefts reported to the police are as follows:

James McNamara, 1309 Regent street, Alameda, pockets picked while on county line car on San Pablo avenue, leather purse containing $9.50 taken.

H. A. Powell, 2703 Dwight way, Berkeley, furniture valued at $20 taken by burglars from house at 921 Myrtle street.

Earl Pedlar, 675 Eleventh street, overcoat stolen from Oakland high school.

O. F. Woods, 424 Third street, garments valued at $25 taken from room.

Mrs. H. Wilson, 483 Ninth street, room entered, garments valued at $30 taken.