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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO TWO BLOCKS BURN; SEVERAL ARE HURT Fjjrenieni Fall Through Roof, but •Escape Death Between Walls of Fire Wind Drives Flames Across Streets and Loss Is Esti= mated at $100,000 \. . \u25a0' ' '"• ~~~ -\u25a0 OAKLAND, April 2R. — Nearly two \u25a0 blocks- of frame building:?, between 'Third, Fourth. Franklin and Harrison "•\u25a0«*trVe(Si wore destroyed by a fire which •b<:Ka:i tit 11:15 o'clock at the corner of , : Third and -Webster streets and burned : • north, \u25a0 west and cast. \u25a0.'\u25a0'rit? brick barks of Franklin street .buildings, with an open court, made it .possible 'Xvr the firemen to check the •ii.-'njes half ' a block from - Franklin on •Ihf . •Cvfst. but. to the north and east the 4 Yi.re ad from shack to building until .::.»£ Uati' wip«-d •<:it i!i«* block between r:TO£Kster aiiti Harrison streets. The loss •.J.S : '.al^ul ?100,(lS0. • '- "\u25a0;•\u25a0 -,v ":ij"ifrlr wind drove the blaze into the f -"ft:!"'<lcn. structures as into. tinder, and if • : .;t-i'K r :.l-}-arrJ.'-on school at Fourth and Har *}* pffSSajirßtrieetM not been a solid brick cdi ' JiV;-. .-it. v/ould have gone, too. Its out ..Vbtji]<2-u;ss were ruin»»d. and tiie classes '\u25a0.; Yi'eTe^iisrniv^eil when ilie heat from the \u25a0V^Hrfl'oaf'hmg lire grew intense in the .. . i sri_ioo4i<>i>iyK. The children were ' ° sTjiaijtf-ii'cd put in fire drill regularity and "vKfeajfed injury. . FlnJ:jlK> IMIMUSOXKD .'• ;. - : 'Si^\'eral persons were slightly injured '-. v.whjfo The" lire roared and three firemen • "Mi --./Japlne- company 10 \u25a0 narrowly es \u25a0\u25a0". CT4.t>elT death .-in. a burning cottage in 1 -." I"«.ria.r,T*i Street just west of the school ..I'y'iiidjh"^ In order to save the school '•; \u25a0\u25a0» i'X.V. '.cjlnilicd to tho top of a cottaErd . "wjah'.a hose line." • \u25a0;\u25a0';. ...'rjie.roo'r fell in and imprisoned them .--\u25a0jiifhiTJ [four burning walls and tangled V>;7t-*rois;'-n : -wir*». \vhich bad to he cut be -•\u25a0.\u25a0fere. tli. \u25a0.'>-\u25a0. ro.uld be taken out. They \u25a0;Jsva<-r'r .*=\u25a0 William Reuter. steward of the .\u25a0 I-p'Uropany, '.and' Tenny Sturms and' Wil •' Jli'arhiJ^pyce. e-xtra m<Mi. ?X4rjiup TAKCX t» HOSPITAL \u25a0 \u25a0• • r'Noiie . of the .injured persons \u25a0was in r^riA'us covirJition v.-lien taken to the re ..". fcpivijig .hospital for treatment. They ' ' -were; • ' " \ . » VV-SXSt-KZE. a Chinese 'nerchint. face burned ••..4«ii.ii-«^.ljt possibly impaired while he \ru trying-" ' .Xo'izv£ property Irora his home, 360 Third ' .;. "stJr?eV ' ; '.*.'D?.i3A3. riphteye cut by being struck by .i.hoi* aoiz-le* at Fifth .and Franklin streets. . -.\u25a0•-',£. ..BF-LXiLT/ND, 816 Harrison street, extra \u25a0 : f reiser., left, har.d crashed .u-hile unloading hose. ;V \u25a0=€.\u25a0, E/ MABTIN. . 715 Webster street, face . .. b-ut^'ed ,:n trying to remore furniture front his .. . -iforae-. ' • " • :\u25a0,-: ".EDWARD O"WEN, carpenter, 1175 Alabama •\u25a0rtrettvSaa Francisco, left ankle crushed slightly \u25a0 .fey -aping- telegraph pole. \u25a0 3. FEKSANDEZ, fireman. 1526 Thirty-fourth ittreet, naii run in his left hand. * \u25a0 JOSEPH EOGEES. laborer, San Leandro, foot "\u25a0..crashed byfalliEg timber. \u25a0'•'.J'The ;fire. broke out in the rear of '• "the S-unset lodging house, at Third and * .'W'.etoster ttree«=. which was occupied ..by: _ cjnppoyes of the Sunset lumb«r ! i.-ornpanV. District Attorney "W. H. \u25a0 . -jlJOfi-aiJue owned the property and also •the-.':.adjicent buildings In; Webster ;street. north to Fourth, all of which .were • d-es-troyed. His logs is about ". 510,0 0-0.- •-\u25a0 covered by insurance. ;' *'niBME.\ COXTJtbi. FLAMES .\u25a0'•\u25a0.ln. -.the block where the lire began, west of. Webster street, just half the .structures were razed; In the block be '•" tweeh^ Webster and Harrison streets, Varilytiie- brick Harrison school stands. : --- -Ruildings ' across the streets were .=£liebtly burned, but by heroic work . Chief Ball and his n?n kept the flames \u25a0fro.m, sweeping eastward into the Chi n'eso section. ••; 'All the property owned by the dis •trjet attorney in the Wqbster street ',- block' was destroyed. South, at Third ' and \u25a0 Webster streets, James Feeley's • saloon' was grutted and the Model ma , chine works, at 355 Fourth street}. owned by A. F. Peterson, was burned to .the grround. The Donahue bottling works went next, and several smalk •cottages in that block, in the west side _of., Webster street, were- left a heap of . •"emolderin-g- ashes. o.' : MAXY BUIUDIXGS DESTUOVnD In Webster street the destroyed buildings, were a small planing- mill w and cicrar factory, and owned by A. J. (ialbralth of San Francisco; Mrs. E. • •Low. East Oakland; Mrs. Elizabeth Craib. a milliner, living at the Hotel St. MaFk, and by the Western Pacific • railroad. .; Cottages in Third " street between '•tVebsUT and Harrison, which were de . Etrpjred, belonged to A. JJlumenberg^, •\u25a0 £20 Third street; O. Rogers, .110 Third .street;" . E. Montgomery, 316^ Third street; J. J. Merritt. "Is>£ Third street, . and J. Jackson. 31 S Third street. A cottage and factory at 360 ' and 3(>o^ Special arrangements have been made with SMITH BROS. 462-464 Thirteenth St., Oakland Between Broadway and Washington To frame The Call's pictures. See them today. Sam- ple in our Oakland office.- Complete frames with glass for $1.25. These pictures, when iramed, are oeautiiui. . - . v - Mrs. W. Fred Krelle, Who Was Miss Ruby . Smith of Berkeley Third street, owned by Chune Kee & Co., also were burned. The Xavone machine shops. 357 Third ! street, owned by J. O. Navone. and the ] Kellstrom stair company, 359 Third ! street, were ignited and had to be flooded with water. The Webster grocery company, Fourth and Webster; United machine shops, and several small concerns sus tained losses, but were insured. SALT WATER MA IX USED Had not the salt water auxiliary sys- ! teni been available, the firemen could not have kept the loss within two blocks. CHIXESEJ FIGHTS RESCUER Policeman McCready ran into a burning building to carry out a Chinese who was sleeping in an opium den. The 'Celestial, half aroused from his poppy -juice trance, drew a knife from his blouse and slashed viciously at the policeman, who o\<brcame him only by desperately fighting. , A horse owned by the Jackson fur niture company broke its neck in Fourth street by pulling at its tether in fright and falling when the engines were going past. Sheriff Frank Barnet helped the fire men manfully at a critical moment by breaking down a door and holding it as a shield to the firemen who worked between two walls of. fire. COMMITTEE COMPLETES PLANS FOR CARNIVAL Big Parade to Be Feature of the -,, v * Fruitvale Festival OAKLAND. April 28. — The Eagles' carnival at Fruitvale will begin Mon day morning with a parade, the ar rangements of which have been under the direction of Supervisor W. B. Bridge, who has been selected as grand marshal and director of the carnival. Led by a t»and of 50 pieces, and composed of two large divisions, the parade will start from the corner ot Fifty-second street and East Four teenth, move thence to Fruitvale ave nue as far as Putnam avenue, and countermarching to East Fourteenth street and Fruitvale avenue. The coronation of Miss Ada Barry as queen of the festival, with her four attending maids, will take place im mediately following the parade. The committee that is handling the affairs of the carnival Is making every prepa ration for one of the most successful events of its kind ever held in Fruit vale. | Marriage Licenses * j OAKLAND. April 28. — The following marriage licenses were Issued todiy: » , Joseph L. Silva, 21, and Mamie OllTpra, 16, both of Oakland. \V. Frederick Krelle, 29, and Ruby Smith, 23, both of Berkeley. Jamce Salsbury, SG, aud Marion Ilamlln, 25, both of San Jose. John M. Kearce, 41, and Caroline Ross, 29, both of San Francisco. Abraham Trell. 33, and Mayme C. Bigley, 20, both of San Francisco. Krlek W. Ohlsson, 2(>, and Ajnes M. B. West- erljerp, 28, both of Oakland. Vice Consul General Joseph J. Slech- ta of Rio de Janeiro says that the total number of immigrants into Brazil in 1909 was 76.137, a decrease of 9.279 as compared with 1908, due, it is said, to the tendency of some European gov- ernments to discourage emigration. . It's a fact!' 43 rooms good furniture, cheap for cash. Schellhaas, Oakland. • THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, APRIL : 29, 1910. BRIDE IS CLAIMED BY BUSINESSMAN Miss Ruby Smith of Berkeley Becomes Wife of W. Fred Krelle of San Francisco BERKELEY, April 28. — In the pres ence of a large number, of friends Miss Ruby Smith and W. Fred Krelle were married at a pretty church wedding solemnized by Rev. L. A. McAfee at the First Presbyterian church at 8:30 o'clock tonight. . A quartet of pretty bridesmaids in green and white attended the bride. They were: Miss Mabel Lansing, Miss Katherine McMurchy, Miss Lennie Wil liams and Miss Orbie Smith, a sister of the bride. Miss Sylvia Bralnard was maid of- honor and little Miss Eunice Merrill was the flower girl. ' Master Harry B. Green Jr., nephew of tho bride, was the ring bearer. Roy Smith, a brother of the bride, attended her. Herbert Woodsum was the groomsman. Mrs. Krelle is a member of the young er set of this city and is the daugh ter of Mrs. M. M. Smith of 1812 Bo nita avenue. Krelle is a young busi nessman of San Francisco. After a honeymoon the couple will make their home here with Mrs. Smith. BROTHERS HELD FOR TRlAL— Oakland, April 2S. — Bert Hodges, a former convict, anrt Ills brother, Hnrry, once an inmate of the I'roston reform school, were lield for trial in the supe rior court by Police Judge Samuels this raorn ins on a charce of burglary. The brothers nre said to have stolen 17 cases of candles from the Standard oil company warehouse in West Oakland. l^^i^fliiliyi^ JlilM — Then attend the opening sale of the "Eastlawn" subdivision in Oakland tomorrow. | I '^! li'i^Pre7^™ — There has never before been a piece of property of this character offered to the general public f'ffl^^Pl lljte'!')^ffl^^M4ipH —There has never been a tract like 'it .sold for less than $30 or $35 a front foot— (our "Eastlawn" fiPwl£^if^^fflß f. ii^'l &W 'Wl^^^l^^l I>riCCS - aver ? gc $ 16 a front foot ' inchulin^ AL L the street work, sewers, sidewalks, water, -gas and ' , I'^^4J}SR|wK^\i||fJ i&'l IIilrJHl!O«l —Homeseekers will find an ideal location where a glorious climate reigns supreme, where the Sii^S^l^^W '$W§l WM$^W&& f &SKn¥/ JTJNfI streetcars pass every five minutes, where the '"locals" to San Francisco are easily reached, where f'!^rT^&Sv23K ;i i!^Si Wmw^*vtr7\'\ykl there are fine schools for the children, churches and no saloons, where every structure will be at- f, , ) * A\ | fflSKfflilJiHPs^lfiOl ~ ln attcmhn . ! ? tlle ?alc come P^pared to pay a small deposit, which will reserve the lot until the SSr^TOKj-' I W&"vs*l Will P/HI Jr^fi§7/ In papers can be drawn up, at which time you pay the balance of the 565. \-\}~ *^\ '\sjvSs IlMiaS'll Ilk^^fe'^^l^^W' —Unusually fine .street work. —No shacks, 1 no saloons. . —Fine schools. W^^^li^^^^A WIW I ft SjP^^^^^^^R — Five-foot cement sidewalks. ;— Fourteenth street cars pass — Fine climate. 11$"^ '''^^E^^^f^M — Water, gas and electricity. — S. P. local station to be two -$16 a Toot, including im- W\s W^^^^^ik r uHlil In Hi I lk fill /i) i I //// 'ill' I i Ih '\u25a0 W7 B s Mr lira \u25a0 \u25a0 ' liil' • M\'\\V \\ \\\ !•! i !'4 l! 'it! ;^u «\y^w\y,i t^ ipZ^*^^- >* — "y^^jf^ co**'*-**- '- \. 1202-1203 Chronicle Bldg. Ast Hth St. and Seminary Avenue, $*.*** '^ * \ e^*^\ ._. — i."sl' i T^ Ph - one . : ' ; .'.'"-^&SSr- Kcarn y 5571 i Phone - - i^i Elmhurst 70 J**^' ' /Sz/t*^- WIFE OBJECTED TO CALIFORNIA Husband Gets Divorce Because She Refused to Come West With Him OAKLAND, April 2S.— Mrs. Ollie J. Carruthers 1 strong" objection to Cali fornia as a place- of residence resulted in her husband, Roy, securing a. final decree of divorce today. Mrs. Car ruthers wrote to him from Idaho that she "was" sick 1 ;of hearing the word California," -and she refused to join him when his business took him to Oakland. " Ethel H. Safford today obtained a final decree, of : divorce from John 11. Safford.- formerly a/ college instructor in various institutions of learning, but now a drunkard, she said. He could neither support her nor pay hjs debts, and she had to. leave him and go to live with her father, James I* Hunt of Berkeley. Safford is believed to be in Paterson, N. J. Sadie/ Harris sued Frank Harris for divorce today on the ground of deser tion.' LENNON TO DELIVER ORATlON— Alameda, April 28.— Superior Judge T. 11. Lennoh of Mnrln county h,<a been selected by Alameda Incise of Elks to deliver the oration at the dedication of the new building of the frater nity Sunday afternoon. May 15: MUST FACE COURT-^Berkeley. April -28.— Paul Anderson, who was arrested In Oakland oh a charge. of robbing the borne of Mrs. Lethiiit>n in West Berkeley, was bound over for trinl by Justice of the 'fence Robert Edgar this morn ing aud his. bail fixed at $1,000. DECREE GIVEN TO DR. EDWIN NORTON Honor Paid to Speaker at the Commencement- Exercises of Theological Seminary BERKELEY, April 28.— A degree of doctor "of divinity was conferred upon Prof. Edwin C. Norton, dean of Pomona college, this morning, afThe First Con gregational church, as a special feat lire of the graduation exercises of the Pacific theological seminary. Dr. J. K. McLean, president of the seminary, spoke appropriate words Tn conferring the high honor, and presenting the in signia of the degree to the professor. ' Prof es"sor Norton was the speaker at the. exercises today and spoke .on the "Ministry as an Opening to the Highest Life," He declared that al though popular magazines had depicted tho clergyman of today as a hired man, who merely pleased the deacons of the church of which he was pastor, he had a high niissioji in leading the way to righteousness. The church pastors of today, continued Doctor Norton, are leaders in education, and the call to the ministry is* the call to- scholarship. Rev. Albert "Wentworth Palmer gave the invocation and Dr. J. K. McLean presented degrees and diplomas to the following: • Master of sacred theology, William Cochrane Allen: bachelor of divinity. Royal Hilton Campbell, Albert Good win, Harold Valentine Harthshorne, Zunio Kodaira, Asajiro Sayshire, Kin saku Yamajuchi and Henry Orton Wiley; diploma; Alec William Pulcifer. PETITIONS FOR ELECTION VALID City Clerk Finds the Required Legal Signatures Calling for Consolidation April 2S. — The petitions presented to the city council asking for an election for the consolidation of Oakland and Berkeley have been veri fied by City Clerk Thompson, and will be favorably reported to the city coun cil next Monday evening. Thompson found an ample margin of qualified electors among the signers. The law requires that one-fifth of the vote registered for the last general election shall be represented by the signatures. This would make neces sary 3,766 Oakland signers and 1.200 from Berkeley. Out of 6.041 voters who signed tho petition from Oakland, 3.550 were found qualified to do so. The legal signatures to. the Berkeley petition were 1,300 out of 1,750 af fixed. City Attorney Stetson has advised the city council that_ the state law under which the election will be held is con stitutional, and has recommended the calling of the election. The council will fix the date. Rose leaves are imported free of duty wheri brought in in a crude state, the value of the imports of 1908 being but $105, in 1907 $2,137 and in 190S ?5,879. The value of rose leaves imported in the decade ending with 190S amounted to over $20,000. STRANGER SAVES YOUTH FROM JAIL Makes Good Lad's Forgery After Wealthy Father Had Refused to Aid Son OAKLAND, April 2S. — A tota! stranger came forward and dorratfU $60 to save Clarence Liebrandt frcm the penitentiary, when his own father, Jacob Liebrandt, a wealthy resident of Santa Cruz/ refused to help his son. Liebrandt, who pleaded guilty to a charge of forging a check for $60, probably will be released on probation now. ' • One of- the conditions for probation was that the money fraudulently ob tained should be restored. The young man's mother, who is divorced from his father, offered to pay it back in in stallments, but it was shown thafsha had no money. A few days ago th-> fact that the elder Liebrandt had re fused to lend the money to hi* son. was given publicity and. as a result.' :t charitable stranger came forward ar^l loaned the money to Mrs. Liebrandt, exacting nothing but her promise t<> pay it back whenever she could. Mrs. Liebrandt mad* this announce ment .in Judge Brown's court today when the case was failed. She refused to disclose the identity of the generous stranger, saying that she had promlsM him not to do so. The case will bo taken up again tomorrow. J. 11. Hale of Georcia, the "peach king." has 350,000 trees in his southern orchards alone.