Oakland Tribune, November 4, 1916

Oakland Tribune

November 04, 1916

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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - November 4, 1916, Oakland, California The Weather Oakland, Vicinity, Santa Clara, Sac- ramento and San Joaqntn prob- ably ahowera to- night and Bun. day; mo derate southerly VOL. ttccltwte laufiiUft fna OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, District Attorney Johnston in Quick Action Causes Arrest of Official anrl Expert Is Put in Office to Check Monies WALTER HUGHES FACES SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS Chief of Police Charles Walker Holds Suspect in Custody As Receipts of Land Owners for Coin Paid Are in Evidence LIEUTENANT WINS HAND OF DOROTHY CAPWELL ICE FIGH1 Six Cents (or Small Loaf of the "Staff of Life" Will Go Into Effect Monday, Which May Cause Rupture With Bakers Grocers' Association Members- Largest Distribut- ors of Commodity, Likely to Quit Handling Commodity Sis cents for a small loaf of tho "staff nf life" in retail Fort's cnm- mcnclnir -Monday may result In a rup- ture between the wholesnlo bakers and the members of the retail Kroe- ers' assoeiatiun. ilic Rrocers claiming hole- RICHMOND, Nov. of falsifying1 public records will be brought against Assistant City Mngi- ihier Walter Hughes, when the Grand Jury meets next Wednesday, accord- ing' to an announcement made from District Attorney Thomas D. John- ston today. Hughes was arrested last night on the same charge, on a warrant to by City Auditor J. A. McVittic. Th complaint charged him with altering city records and raisins figures on the sewer assessments In the Pull- man district. The arrest was accom- plished quietly and caused a sensa- tion when it became known today. Hughes Is being held in default of bail. The Assistant City Engineer, de- nies that he has been guilty Of a crim- inal action. He blames his predica- ment on a cerical error which he al- leges he discovered himself. The which Hughes is charged with having added tonhe-assessment sheet, for his own purposes, ho says .was "a mistake." In the -meantime, ex- accountants are at work going over the city's books. SYSTEM ALLEGED. The system which Hughes is ac- cused of having worked, Insisted in having contractors bid on a job of street work. When a company in Which Hughes is charged with hnv- ing been interested would win the j bid, Hughes, It is claimed, would de- i stroy the tally sheets on which the bids were submitted, and raise the fixures.. Then he would send out the contractors with the assessment sheets, based upon the altered figures, and the contractors would hand him back a rebate. The Walter Raven Construction Company of Richmond, won the bid on thu Pullman district sewer con- I struct ion. Haven himseli' denies nil knowledge of the overcharge, j which Hughes is alleged to have added to the bids after (hdy were sub- niltted. He says he submitted a bid j for his company, was awarded the contract, and received the assess- ment sheet from Hughes upon which he made his collections. The alleged alteration of records was discovered yesterday, it' is said, when City Auditor McVittie, in com- paring the figures on the assessment sheets of work performed by Raven on May 22 and the Pullman sewers, discovered a discrepancy. He im- mediately called District Attorney Johnston into conference, and after going over the matter, it was decided to have McVittie swear to tho com- plaint upon which Hughes was ar- rested yesterday. Hughes is widely known around the bay district, not only In Rich- mond, but in Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley as well, where he has num- bers of friends in fraternal circles. He was married about six months ago to a girl who It is rumored was for- merly engaged to Speaker Champ Clark's son. Hughes has been as- sistant under City Engineer H. D. Chapman for the past three years and Is under security bonds to Chapman. Friends are endeavoring to secure the jbail necessary to secure release. 1 Mi.U.'K MKXT C'OCItOlT. i s. A.. HAS IIKKX II V Mil. AND MUS. II. C. C'A I COC'UOl-T IK ST.-VI'IOXKI) AT FOKT MOMHIU, V1KGIX1A. Schmitz to Own Oakland Plant Old Magnesite Works for Former Mayor EuKenn Sehmitz. former Mayer of San 1'YaiiclHco. IB to become a >m-mher of imlus- trlal family. within UK. next few weeks. mrronilng to received by thy M.'.mifaeturlng Con tin lite.? of Hit- t. hiimbfr uH Republican Nominee Attacks Wilson's Administration in Five Speeches Before a Big Gathering Men and Women The Maintenance of American Rights Throughout the World and Opposition to Suspicion Against Business Men, Topic M3W YOH-K, Nov. Hughes. Republican candidate for President, Invading the downtown business section of Now York dur- ing noon today, made flvo speeches that as the principal distributors of j In which he attacked tho Wilson nd bread ihey cannot handle the commo- ministration, declared for thu maln- dity on the small margin of profit left taint-nee of American rights through- to ihcm when charged fix-events nnd b ten cents saler. Protest iKis.bcon filed by the retail grocers with ihe Alameda County Ba- kers' Association which will act upon the matter at a meeting to be held Daughter of Merchant Announces Her Engagement to Army Man The outcome of another army romance in one of the prominent families of the city is the announce- ment from Fort Monroe, Va., o'f the engagement of Miss Dorothy Capwell. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Cap- j nounceincnt preceded them, well, and Lieutenant ReKinaid Bifluid IJeuteiiunt Cocrnft is the son of a Cocroft of the Const Artillery Corps I well-known minister, now deceased. brilliant weddhifr af Miss Phyllis Capwell and Lieutenant Revel el two years a pro. is also stationed at the Vir- ginia post. For the past six weeks Miss Capwell and Mrs. H. C. Capwell have been expected buck, but the an- e Industrial Section A complete statistical record of the city and county's ind u s t r i a 1 growth. Profusely Illustrated 1917 Edition Now in Preparation of the United States Army. Miss Capwell. who is one of the most popular belles of east bay so- ciety, is the sister of Mrs. Philip Sey- ciel, the wife of Lieutenant Seydei, U. S. A., and for the few months has been visiting at Fort Monroe, where the Seyd s are stationed. Lieutenant Oocro best- man at the out the world and asserted he was "opposed to treating tho American as a suspicious char- Cruelty to Ask Wife to Account for Money Mrs. Marie ITendrlcksen thoufiht she had been so cruelly treated by her hus- band, John Hendricksen, when he nsked her what she had done with 520 which ho hnd given her a short tlmmo before, that she filed suit for a divorce. Judjce William Oonley, sitting in T. court today, failed to agree with hftr that Henri rirksen had bren cruel, and he refused to Rive her a decree. He gave her a month in "which to procure additional evidence. Mrs. Hemlriek-ien tried to prove that she had been subjected to cruel treat- ment by bavins Dr. Charles L. McVey tatfe the stand and testify that her hus- band's treatment had made her nerv- ous. Dr. McVey. however, merely testi- fied that Mrs. HentlrickEcn was at all times a nervous person. of Providence. It. T. Since his nnfion fro 171 "U'pst Point he has been stationed at tlie Philippines and later.] before transferring to Fort Monroe, was attached to Furl Scott, "is next post will he at Xarragansett, H. I. j Mrs. Capwell and Dorothy Capwell are expected hack early in December. Wreath From Enemy on Boelke's Casket Nov. dispatch to Renter's Telegram Company, from Amsterdam, quotes the Berlin Lokul Anzelger as saying1 that a beautiful of the casket of Captain Boelke, the German aviator killed re- cently, was given by tho British of- ficers who are prisoners of war at Osnahruck and thnt it bore a gold- 1 ottered inscription 1o that effect. The dispatch adds that a telegram from the officers asking permission to present the "wreath characterized Boelke as much admired and hon- ored enemy. Russian Battleship Is Damaged by Mine n EH Nov. It Is reported un- officially thnt tho Uupfllan battleflhip Sevastopol struck a mine several dtiya ago nr.d was badly dfininped. The report was received today by the Overseas News Agency from Stockholm. this Infomiatl' In all probability the retailers will re- fuse to handle bread at the prices which have been set by the bakers. He said: The retail grocer is the largest distributor of bread. He takes an enormous expense off thu hands of the baker and he is en- titled to a legitimate protit. We do.not object tu the raiso demand- ed by the bakers, but we do de- mand a legitimate profit. AL one cent a loaf, the grocer cannot make a legitimate profit. He must have from twenty-five to thirty- five per cent to pay him for hand- ling, wrapping and delivering- the bread. While the ultimatum has not been given by the retailers, -this is prac- tically what their communication to the bakers amounts to at this time. The withdrawal of the retailers from the distributing end of the business would force the bakeries to put on additional delivery vehicles at an in- creased cost which would cut into their protita from the raiso as already established. TAKKS EFFKOT MONDAY. This raise will positively go into effect Monday, practically all whole- sale and retail bakers stating today that the price of five cents for the small loaf and ten cents for the large loaf is now a thing of tho past. In fact, many of them were of the opinion that the retail price will ad- vance to 7 cents for the small and fifteen cents for the large loaf If the present price of flour Is maintained. There can he no escape, from higher prices for baked goods, in the opin- ion of several local bakers. So far no steps have been taken by the grocers to Induce the small concerns to maintain tho prices as they were before the exhorbitant in- juslness man acter." Large crowds of business men and women un their way to and from luncheon today, cheered Hughes at every stop. Hughes declared he did not want anybody tn talk to him about cluss uitagonism in tjii.s country "who dues 'ill In his power to stimulate class an- tagonism." "We'll all prosper ho added, "or we won't prosper at all.' Hughes expressed himself as confi- dent of being elected and said that he did not propose to deal with the International situation "In an a-ja- dematlc." "j came into public declared Hughes, "us the enemy -ol abuses and special privileges. 1 nir just the same man today as when I was governor 'of New York." MAINTAINING HONOIl. Hughes lu lua first series of five speeches here to- day, declared "rights cease to be .rights if they are not aflil that "there will he no lasting peace if the miUuii'3 honor is not maintained." "There has been of late, it seems to -me, a growing tide of sentiment in this he said. "Tho American people1 know very well what policies are essential to their welfare.- They are riot "likely' to be deceived" by any with respect to either peace or pros- perity. "There will be no lasting peace If the nation's honor is not There la no lasting security unless American rights are fearlessly main- tained throughout the world. Our peace depends on thu confidence and esteem which we secure and hold by iiuiu of tho Corn- Sehmitz, hacked liy of Kan Franrl.Mcti operating under tint i Sfdun I'ak-lneii pa ny. completed AiTunge- im-ms for the. cstaMl.slimont of a m-w plant at the fool of Powell street, near Emeryville. on sito of an old carbonic arid (jus plant. Tho ovens and machinery of the. old plant will ho u soil by tho Kehiuity. concern In Uk miiirno.sltR work. Long term power ami gas truclH have been nlnned with tho Paclllc CJa.s anil Electric Com- pany. An option taken on tho land Homo time ago was ulnaeil this wf.-ek. It IK understood that work on the eHtuhltahtng of tho new concern will begin Imme- dintcly. The plant is contiguous to two main transcontinental line connections. The land on which it stands Is tho property of ISrlu Llmlhlom. the Swedish "King of Nome" who took out of the sands In t> short time dur- ing the conquest of the nurtli. Hundreds Perish When Steamers Collide in Gale Only One Survivor of Disaste Off Coast -of Ireland in Night. Italians Continue Offensive in Carso Region, Advancing Toward the Wippach River in Spite of Desperate Opposition BOTH SIDES CLAIM GAIN IN RUMANIA Germans Take by Storm Main Positions Russians Have Held on Narayuvaka and Repulse Assaults West LONDON, Nov. one of th worst gales ever known in the I rial sea, the British steamship Conne mara, with paeaengers and a cargo of cuttle from Greoriore, Ireland, for t Holyhead. Waloa, collided last night lne Arrival just outsidK tho Carlingford" bar with the British steamship Retriever, laden with "coal. Both vessels 'sank Immediately, with nn estimated losa of life of about 100. Of the passengers and crew of thirty-one aboard the Con- Nov. their new offensive- against the Austro- Hung-arian forces In the Carso region tho Italians have advanced In the di- rectlon of the river for a distance of more than one kilometer. During yesterday tho Italians took 553 prisoners. In tho two days of the new Italian offensive, the Austrlans lout men. The losses are said to have been distributed as follows: Killed, wounded, taken pris- oner, Fine weather favors tho Italian ad- vance which continues over a more nemarn there Is only one survivor. It Is virtually certain there were no Americans on board. The entire crew of the was lost. Many bodies are being washed ashore on the Irish coast. Numbers of cattle also arc being washed up, some alive. The -weather was so rough, that it would have been impossible to launch any boats even had time permitted. A. despatch from Xewry, thirty-four miles sonthwest of Belfast, received by the London Press Association says there wore about forty passengers from Newry nn board the Connemara. juKtice, tirmness, by courtesy and by "HI-TORTS FRAGMENTARY the manifestation of that courageous! Th- onlv qunMVor thus far Is a man and indomitable spirit which gave us our country and preserved the luteg- crW. Ho brought back the Turks Care for Graves at Request of Pope PARIS, Nov. Amctte, archbishop of Paris, has received' a letter from the Vatican Informing I him thnt, in response to a request by to .this Information a Swedish Tope Benedict that the graves of! who Jiist returnetl from a French and English .soldiers who fell: of Xnwry. in Carllngsford Lough, crashed into the Honnemiira. .Ap- parently few of the Connemara's pas- sengers'had retired when the collision occurred. Crews of both steamers apparently tried to launch the boats. Seaport towns near the scene of the disaster reported thr sen tossing sn violently last night that it was doubtful If a single boat wns gotten over by either steamer. It appear-' certain that any The Connemnra was a small steamer on tho battle front is ser iT.iege.- Regiments Trom- tho Tyrol and Hungarians from tho Rumanian front. No offenalvo on tho Austro-Italian front.since tho beginning of the war, has been marked by such fierce fight- ing- Battling In the Carso mountain lands, Italians and Austrians have met In hand-to-hand struggles that have continued at some places all night. An especially furious combat' pre- ceded the capture of tho Veliki -hill.-, by the Italians. The summit was crowned by heavy Austrian artillery that drew a semi-circle of fire ogainst the base of Veliki and pre- vented Cadorna's men from advancing" In front attack. Severil small Italian detachments under cover of darkness reached tha slopes on the sides oC Veliki outside thia fire zone. Without waiting for reinforcements they scaled the sides, surprised the enemy and after a brief encounter with bayonets and daggers captured the Austrian battery. The victors signalled news of their suc- cess to their waiting comrades below and then turned the captured guns on the Austrian trenches to the east. ARMY WADES RIVJER. In the lighting southeast of Gorjzia, Italian Infantry charged over a wide area which had been flooded by the Vertoibllla river. At some places they advanced to the attack In water waist deep, holding their rifles high above their heads. It is estimated hero that Austrian troops are defending jthe I-r.onso lines now under attack by Ca- dorna. Several Austrian battalions virtually have been wiped out of ex- istence. BUCHAREST, Nov. the Rumanians' successful resistance on their frontier, the Germans yesterday attacked on the whole Dobrudja line after several days' lul On the in Mackensen's operations, right wing, resting on the Banuho, the Rumanians repulsed all attacks. The Rumanian left wing first drove hack the enemy but Inter was compelled to yield ground slightly. The renewal of tho attack in however. Is believed hers to he only a feint to conceal tho shifting of German troops to the Tranaylvanlan front. It Is estimated that unwelcome guest, the of living, is still with us, u little er and a little stronger than ever be- fore. Instead of reducing the cost uf I living the opportunities making j a living were reduced. Wf have not] hoir forgotten the condition which obtaln- ed twenty-three- months ago. What tho reason for the present pros- of 833 tons, built in 1S97 for the. Lon- tn t tho Germnns must send five don nnd Northwestern railway for fresh (livislons lnto Transylvania to ferry service In the Irish sea She j nn mado }n thoir Iinog ln their was 272 feet long nnd had a offcnslve ami to ndd enough strength to enable Falkenhayn to beam. Her port of regisfry was Dublin. r'a dogr French Liner Reports Beating, Off Diver Yeggs Rob Bank in Calgary of CALQAIIY, Alberta, Xov. cutting all wires leading Into Oko- tocks, forty miles from here, today, yeggmen leisurely dynamited tho Mer- chants' I3ank there and escaped with MNIXt SPKKO SUNK. T..OXDOX, Xov. Wilson I-iner Spt'ro of tons has j been sunk, accordinff tn n despatch from Hull to the Dully Mail. The Spero waK.-T.O feet IOUK, 30 feet Ix-nni and lf> deep- The vonsel wns 'milt in l.S'ifi and owned by the !-T. WUwon Suns and Cw.. Limited of Hull. i fair sized hole and Rcnerous crust. j have increased twenty-per cent in prlro. tho bakers ffivinff as planation that shortening Is rents a pound, nfty per ct-nt higher than it has been while sugar and flour hnve doubled wholesale. TOUI.OX, via T.ondon, Nov. STATE BfREAr KUTJNG. French liner Douhkala reports nn at-1 Under a recent ruling of thn Stato taok upon her by it nnbmraine, which I Bureau of Weights nnd Measures, she heat nt'f after :i fight lasting! the weight of a small loaf w.ns fixed of an hour ronrliirtcd tu twelve ounces nnd that of a large loaf at twenty-four ounces. J. S. I-'urtadn, county .sealer of weights and rneii.sures, said dny thnt inspection and weigh- ing of tho loaves offered for wilo throughout tho city showed that bakers aro generous in the.Ir weight, giving more than they aro required to do under tho law. Tho standard weight of bread loave.i will be maintained, nc- cording to Furtndo, who wnid that pnclty of from 3.000 to loaves aro standing with tho big co whoso output runs into the sands every twenty-four rours. Along with tho bread m'slng many bakeries arc increasing their prices on pastery goods, with the result thnt "The. reason. Mr. Hughes said the. good nld "Rlnkera" that go with I "T-ay In the Lumpean war andI ft coffee in the morning at the popular I demands for cost of 10 cents per. are now 2D cents by the war.' n dozen for thn ordinary sort, with drtnlH ns at a range I marine. of MOO van: aid to have Tin fired sub- .scven .shells. TIOMflR KIM; CIVIMAXS. ROMR. Xov. Austrian aeroplanes, saya nn official statement, have dropped bombs on the town of Vleste, In the province of F'oggln, on t'ne Adriatic', killing two civilians and wounding four others, but causing nn material damage. The nominee went into reiter- ating that Industrial plants of mnst of tho belligerent nations "hnd an not been touched" by the war and now IS that Europe would he better organ- Led nnd better disciplined after tho war than ever before. FKAR OF AFTCRMATH. "Does any one tell us that Ameri- cana neod not fear the competition which will when the war Hughes linked. "Surh sug- gestion must he rl'-eme.l appropriate only when addressed to those whn are unintelligent or have failed to follow the tr'-nd of affairs "What are wo going to