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ENI NG. OAKLAND TRIBUNE. nrnn i inrionnrnnc' DflTU ClflCC OCCT BLMESM11? FOR HIS INJURIES BILLS SIGNED DV m. mm: Two of the lawyers who Jiave been retained for the defense of the men accused of dynamiting the Los Angeles Times building. 1 nLOLLLlUIJ Of IILHUu UUNI dIULU IILUI THR 4 MPXDAT jSV ON OARS III DUGHDUT CHINA SOUTH Executive Affixes Signature Various.

Measures Enacted by, the' SACRAMENTO May 1. 'G ore: Johnson late this afternoon gave out list of almost 100 bills signed today. I Following la a list of the most im-tant blllst 1 1 Senate "bin 21T, relating to the uj5ro of. the University of California. Assembly biU 1152.

relating to the terrt of, the State printer, making his of nee appointive by the' Governor and not elec- A. L. Gorman Declares He Was Pushed From Car; I Leg is Broken; BEBKELET. May 1 A. Lv Gorman, a carpenter, of 101 jKIrkham street.

West Berkeley, sustained a compound fracture of the right leg. falling' from a SanPablo avenue car shortly after I o'clock last night. It was declared at Roosevelt hospital today that be was pushed from the car by the conductor, whose name and number are unknown. in from the" county line-wltb a friend frons West Berkeley." said Gor 1-', A I lf -kXi I- r- I fsjj jff OAKLAND BLOCK RAZED BY FIERCE NIGHT FIRE Fitemen Have Narrow Escape When the Walls Fall; $100,000 Damage Is "Done (Continued From Page 1) Brigands and Anarchists Pil-- lage and Slay in Provinces -r STRUGGLE AGAINST -IS BITTER Soldiers and Insurrectionists Slain in Many. Hot Fights J( Continued From Page 1) the Chinese, gunboats patrolling the West river fired into several parties of rebels, slaughtering SOD of them.

Retreating to the countryside, tbe revolutionists attacked' and captured Sam-Shul. thirt miles west of Catnnn. and murdered the prefect. The troops were put to flight andf the rebels moved on to Wenchew end Who Chow, both of which towns they took after slight resistance. Luk brigands, following In their wake, looted th.hops of the three wns.

The triumphant sweep of the revolutionists continued westawrd along the West river and reports from that district say tbe movement Is spreading and the rebels are muMering and, pillaging in other places. UOOT TOWNS. While the movement to the west is being directed by Wu Sum. the brigand chief. Luk, has led personally a force to the north of He looted the market at Chung Lok, twenty miles prth of Canton.

He then made a wide detour to the west and -fell on Fatshan, a town fifteen miles southwest of the capitalpf the province. Here he first dstroyed the palade of the assistant magistrate and -then t-ned the town A Atrtoea Shut fTlinc. on the West river, has fallen before the revolutionists, who murdered the prefect. The battle, at Fatshan was -hard fought, the fmperial troops giving battle at Lung Shi bridge. Thirty-seven soldiera were kiUad before the troops fell ack.

CUT TELEGRAPH WIRES. The revolutionaries are cutting tha tel- wires threuehout the soene of their operations arid communications between. Canton" and points to the north ahd west is generally interrupted. Traf fic on the Chinese section of the railway susDended. iMMrur nnrti from Canton has been A report that Shamien, the foreign concession above Caftton, haa been invaded, lacks confirmation.

The American gunboat Wilmington has the place under her guns. Viceroy of Canton, who took refuge on-a gunboat after his palace Was burned, Wednesday, night, has ordered 'troops to pursue the rebels in the country. The authorities appear. from the latest advices, to be in control at Canton. The gates of the city are closed and no one fls allowed to enter.

A vigorous round-up of suspects is being made. eniTthoa.ts are anchored off the city. Declares Ballot to Be Only Solution of White Slave-r Problem Declaring that the only solution to the white slaVe problem would be the ballot, the members of tho "VSlbmen's Christian Temperance Union endorsed suffrage at the annual institute of the organization, held last" Fridsfy afternoon In ithe Brooklyrr Presby.iian church of! East Oakland, Mrs. Christine Mansfield, county president of the Temperance union, presided at the meeting. The speakers were Mss Julia Wilson, Mrs.

S. M. Woodman, Mrs. E. -Xi.

Rich. Dr. Annie Wilson, Mrs. Worth, Mr Spencer, Mrs O. Southard, Mrs; fsel-man, Mrs.

S. C. Borland, Mrs. aiy Dilley and Mrs. M.

C- Lord. "Tho White Slave Traffic was the nihiBPt of the address delivered by "Mrs Rose French of San Francisco, The cure, she stated, oe ei-fected "with the conferring of tho ballot upon women. I "According to statistics gathered by the highest authorities, 60,000 girls a year were sacrificed, to this traffic and that the trouble was largely said Mrs. Roe. The five-hionths-old' son of Mrs.

George. Crawford of. Ltedmont was consecrated, to the temperance cause at the Institute. Rev. Sarah Boudjn officiated at tbe consecration cere- mony.

A WATCH REPORTED MISSIX G. SAN FRAXCISCO. May 1 O. E. Harrls of 4S27 Twenty-first efreeiee-ported'to the -polite-that while swimming la the Western club yesterday, some "one stole bis watch and fob from bis locker.

1 and poiitlcal -conventions. The pavilion became known as Oakland Theater and afterwerus underwent a variety of other names underdifferent managements. Its last name before the transformation into the skating rink was the Dewey Theater, when It was the home of melo-drama, but before that change all the big productions -which appeared in San -Francisco i starred on its They continued to appear "until erection of the MacdonoughtheaterN Then the destroyed building, passed through many managerial hands, among them Al Still -well. Landers Stevens, Charley Seawell and a number of others. r.

ALICE NEILSEN SANG HERE. For a -long time, it; was conducted as the home of light opera- at popular prices and the work done by the company was of a high. order. For more than a Season Alice Ieilsen, the since famous operatic star, "was the leading woman. Among her support was the VaJerga sistersaa also Frank "Talerga, who was leading man.

Subsequently, there "waa another operatic season In which, the leading soprano was. Miss May Gooch-of this For several years Landers Stevens conducted, in the same place, one of tbe most successful melodramatic show-houses on the coaat. W.C.T. U.fftVORS SUFFRAGE CAUSE 7s 'V Little Action Taken by Prose- cution or Defense in Case' MRS. McMANlGAL MAY BExCAtXED Rumor Has It Wife of Prisoner Will Come West i Testify.

(Continued From Page 1) cago detective agency, and Pan! Hammer head of the Los Angeles detective bureau, save i rise to further rumor of "additional -arrests In the case. But Fredericks declined to make any along this line, although he said. In answer to duestfons that he was considering the, advisability of placing new evidence In the dynamiting case and calling, new witnesses before the grand issr. which, though still Impaneled. ha not been In sesefon since the true bills were returned against McMang! and the McNamaraS two weeks ago attheele- graphed request of Detectlye Burns.

1 REFUSES TO ANSWER. Does that mean that there will be moindlctmenta or that -someone else will be indicted ti district attorney was asked- VW say." was the reply. inalaW and Mills spent nearly an hourvlnth district attorney's office and while newspaper reporters were wamne ta an ante room, they went out ride doorVna together they, sped away a knew where IherwTng tne Ject of the arod- df'b; appeared at W. office today Fredericks was confronted by a pile of Concerning the dynamiting case. In addition to a telegram from district Attorney Ford.saylng he would arrive In Los Angeles" Wednesday night.

Some of the, letters received by the district attorney contained threats of death for all concerned in the prosecution of the MeNamaraa. SCHMIDT SIGNS THREAT, -Jw these, signed with the nam Schmidt, was from a man in New Tork. who claimed to be -the "Cockey" Schmidt who was Indicted, with-Bryce and Caplan as a Times dynamiter. The" letter was dated April 26 and Its writer asserted that the McNamartrl Were innOcent- "1 am the man who set. the bomb" itf read In part; "but' Burns la not smart? enough to catch me.

return when this trouble Is oveT and If the McNamara's are convicted Irwill avenge them. I will klU you and Burns like dogs. If you prosecute those vpoor fabor men you will prosecute yourself." Both Prosecution and Itefense Are Biding Their Time LOS ANGELES, May 1. Although important legal developments are expected soon In "the cases of John J. McNaaiara, secretary the International Association of' Bridge and Structural Iron Workers, and his brother, James McNaroara, who are! charged with many murders by the1 use of dynamite, they are resting quietly so far as outward appear-ances are concerned.

No further plans of either th prosecution or the defense were definitely announced- today and both sides seemed waiting for -attorneys before taking any formal, legal step No time was fixed positrrely for the arraignment of the men nor was it known to which judge of the Superior Court their cases will be allotted. i Awaits foju. District Attorney Fredericks Is not expected to ask for the arraignments'. nefore theffarrivai aoou me mwoi? 01 the present week ofVhis associate, w. Joseph Ford, from Xpdianapolls.

So far as Is known posiweiy, TeaericKs and Ford will conduct he prosecution, hnt there la much speculation as to the likelihood of other attorneys being associated in tne 'prosecnuon oi tne oauL" Ti defense has opened exten sive- heauarters in this city and is expected to. take no Important step before the arlval here of Clarence Darrow of Chicago, or some of his renreeentatlvesv Andrew J. Gallagher and B-B. Rosenthal, labor leaders of San Francisco, have come here to. confer with union men' of Los Angeles regarding the charges against the MjcNamaras.

TTRE OF TRISOX FARE. OThe prisoners of the fare in the county Jail and have asked that tneir meais do sent trwm ihud outside restaurant. tout the request was denied because of the uncertainty as to what might be sent In with them, Theyare permitted to buy food -outside, however, 'and have tt prepared especially for them inside. Both of the McNamaras continue in good James B. McNamara continues to astonish the1 attaches of the Jail by the large amount of chewing tobacco he uses.

He Is said to be more addicted to that habit than any other man confined there, for months. mi rw t.T BJgtf, '(V. Ortle who ts said to have confessed a.nd to have Implicated the XcNamaras. maintains, his air of Joviality. It is said that his wife will be brought: as a witness or the prosecution.

-A woman- vhr said that two men had registered at her apartment house last October under the name of Mc-Namara visited the county Jail to try-to Identify the men as those who had lived at her but was unable to do so. Pastors of the city have taken4 up the subject of the dynamiters, in their sermons. Rev. Charles -Edward4 Locke, pastor of the First-MethoJist church, last night preached a sermon on "The Dynamiter's -AHeeed Con fession, or Why Murder Out." He declared that if- the men now. In the county J.ath-a,re guilty thejr should be! Speeails' punfed wtfh the full penalty of the law; VCONSIDER REPIPROCITY.V 1.

The Senate committee gave formal cons! a era to Canadian reciprocity bill to- tint f- of tha commlttM tomorrow. I oreioiore. Assembly bill 883. absolving public officials from responsibilities fordarrtaga or; Injuries rece'tved by. Indtvidukls on biarhwava or nnhlln A.

83, for the protection of workmen on butidinga. B. 975. providing- for the distribution of serums and vaccines to be used tn bog A. B.

767. 7685. 771, maktnir appropriations pf more than 8100,000 for improvements at State Agricultural Park. -A- B. 68, establishing a normal school -at Freano, A.

B. 64. to pay the claim of Geo. jW, Bush, Judge of Shasta oounty. V.

Many of the bills signed were for appropriations to make improvements and to; provide for new buildings for State IflDBRircn DflCTflD uni nlliLUL I HU IUII HEARD INCHURGII Rev, Sennosuke Ogato Tells Hearers of Missionary Work in Nippon. "Alisicnary Progress in Tapai waa spMsr-cfc-. vj mta eerinon by grcgatlon of the First Methodist Episoo pal church yesterday morning. The d'f tlr.cuisticd Japanese- preahr. who the prcMdmg elder of the Tok'o the Method 1st Episcopal Church, I give the commencement address at De Pauw University, where-he was aained in 1885 -by Bishop Walden of inoiana conference.

"As the result of fif tv vsn.ru' there are but 75,680 Christians in Jai said Rev. Dr. Ogatol "Japan has a ed foreign Ideas wit hrejrard to but haa not Included Christian teaching the amount of. divorce and consubinar-the empire, roller" for which was not to be i found in ettherl fudanlsm. Bndd'hlsm or Shintois.l three faiths of the people.

He ol stanced the superstition of the the social evil which is legalized degradation of business r'rnorahftrjTiii, says includes the using- of' false weigl. and measures and failure carry out contracts; the prevalence finery the- prevalence or -suif especially among the due to belief -that they are' to be born air" more lavoraoie conditions. CDUMTY LOSES SUIT AGAINST fJ; Commissions Amounting $80,000 Will Not Be Paic: i the State- Alameda county this aftemooa or Suit In vthe Superior Court brr against StatejCohtroller A. B. Nye lect commissions amounting to 880,000, which the oounty claimed i' entitled toTor the collection of aU taxes.

The suit wae bronsrht abeti years jago under, authorisation' of Supervisors and was only cently tried by Judge 'William H. He handed down his decision this noon. A i The county claimed that under statute It was entitled to a' of 6 on all state taxes and at the the suit was brought it entered a for covering the four previous yea. State tax In. his decU Judge Waste in substance that I county can have' any claim for cornr slon against the state for the collet of state taxes, the law providing I the collection of such taxes shall be along wlth that of county understood that the county, which, i gether -with the District Attorney is resented by Reed, Reed, and" Clarence Crowell, wlfrvr from Judge "Waste's ruling.

SAILOR INJURED'j WHILE ESCAPINOFR0M FI 7 SAN "FRANCISCO, May- 1. Jo sailor, was seriously InJ in a fire which broke out at 1 lodging house conducted- by Mrs. 1, i ua ueaie street. Special ofrice" Herllhy turned in the alarm andj man Mallen aroused the ladders. In the hurry for safety Loon down the rear stairs, susta; sprained back and possible inte Juries.

Just what caused the blaze lr loon wae not but ajce sustained amounted to J50. properiy belongs to the LUMBER FipM FAILS r' in sum'of SAN FRANCISCO. May.l. 1. att Warehouse and Lumber Co this city -filed a petition today United States -district court to clared a voluntary bankrupt- 1 Diuues of the- company' are ra 1103.000.

with assets which may it to pay go cents on the dollar. t.lOSBY AND REBELS 1 MARCH TIA Jl RAV fTTVA gnW 1 celved at 2: o'clock this sfterr that the rehel band there un.ier ersnip or Jack, bound for Tiajuana, mounted and all well armed ia man. "I tad paid ray fsre for both of, us, but after nay friend got oh car Just before reaching Un'verslty avenue, the conductor asked for my fare again, and called me a liar, when I. told him that I had. already paid It.

He then stopped the car-and shoved me off Just as it started up. 'T wa standing on the edge of the platform and, in leg was doubled up under we. causing the rrac-ture. The accident happened on San Pablo near Hosklns street. i Gorman will be laid up for toore than a.

month with' his injuries, Chamberj of Commerce Starts Exhibit That Should Be Notable One. 1 Under the supervision W. D. Nichols, processor at the exhibit of the Alameda county commission, maintained at, the Chamber of Commerce quarters on Twelfth street, an of what Oak land can do in phenomenal -egg produc tion has been started, a number of specimens already being on exhibition. The fact that this vicinity Is fast grow, lng Into a rival of the renowned Feta.

luma as an egg- and chicken center Is rapidly becoming known. It is the plan of the county commission to make the. egg. exhibit an extensive one. Some of the eggs shown, weigh one-fourth of a pound and measure 7 Inches In circum ference and 84 inches in length.

Capture of Port by Rebels, Is Reported DOUGLAS, May A. The capture of the Important Pacllo port of Topo- lobampo, in the State of Sinaloa, by rebels "is reported here today. This port is but a short distance from tbe cities of Fuert and. San Bias, recently taken by the insurrectoa. FIRES SHOTS AT, MEN 1.

WHO STOLE HIS PURSE SAN FRANCISCO. May 1 la-a des perate effort to capture three pickpock ets who had stolen his purse, Louis Boskl 204 street, Napa, fired two shots at them at an early hour this morning. Boskl. was a passenger on a Union street car and was standing on the platform. Suddenly he heard his keys rattle and, putting his hand in Ms pocket, missed his purse 'and saw three men Jpmp from the car.

He followed and they ran. Drawing a revolver, be tried to stop thenxflth bul but failed. Sergeant FrSyfier and Policeman Hanrahan Searched the neigh borhood, but failed to find the culprits HUBBY THREATENED DECLARES Katherlne. Miller charges extreme cruelty In her. complaint for a divorce from Henry Miller, flled today In Su'perlor Court.

After, she had secured position In an office the ninth floor of the Western Metropolis Bank building in Ban Francisco, Mrs. Miller alleges, Miller called there, one day and asked her employers to discharge her. which they refused to do. Then Miller demanded that his wife return home with him and when she refused he threatened, the complaint alleges, to throw her out of the office window. The wife also declares that on other occasions Miller beat her, knocked her down and threatened to take her life.

SURGERY DEEMED MORE POTENT THAN PRAYER SAN FRANCISCO. May 1, IJttle Edward Chandler, aged 8 years, of 674 Fulton street, had his finger partially- cut oft with a- piece of glass this -afternoon and the amputation was completed at the Central emergency hospital. The doctors had considerable difficulty tn convincing his parents, that the operation- was necessary. Instead of adopting their theory that prayer would heal the Injured OAKLAND MAN IS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS SAN FEANCISCO. May 1 Robert Robertson of 1128 Twenty-thlrdj avenue, Oakland, was found unconscious in a drug store at Ellis "and PoweU streets by Special Of fleer Crum'ef the Pinker-ton patrol at 5:30 this morning.

At the Central Emergency hospital Dr. Tillman found that he was, suffertng from ptomaine poisoning. IVEST AG I I Third Sts. Oakland Station- ceave, -r Arrive. 9:34 a.

nv- Tlayward. Pleasan- ton, Llvermore and Stockton 9:5 a. 8:82 p. -tn. Pleasant fcm.

Uver- more. Btocicton, Thorn- ton. Sacramento 12:21 rrC :08 p. tn. Liver- Vr raore, Stockton, Sac- ramento, Marysriile.

Oroville, Onincy. Salt Lake and Kast 8:29 p. m. OTY TICKKT OITFICB .1163 Broadway, near 1V Oakland. OVERGROWN EGGS PUT ON DISPLAY DISPLAY TRAIN ADVERTISES WEST Association Pians Exhibition Cars to Tour Great Cities of the East A convention of the Western revelep-ment Association, of which Wilber Walker of the Oakland Merchants' Exchange Is treasurer, will be held In Portland on May 17, at which plans for the institution of an exhibit train, representing the ten States In the organization, will be adopted.

The scheme, which has been indorsed by the Governors of-the Western States, it to have a ten-car train, each car being devoted -to exhibits demonstrating the resources, industrial and agricultural, of one The exhibit train will tour the entireco.untry, visiting ajl the great cities of the Kast. and will jbe equipped with a capable staff of lec- turers, who will be provided with tere wvvaa no. The association was formed recently at Omaha and has held two meetings, the flrst at Omaha, the second at Salt Lake City. The work of tne league is recognized as being one of the most Important ofxlts kind in the West, and is expected' to accomplish much for its-material development. On the executive committee are Robert N.

San Francisco: E. W. Pettlbone. Great F.alls, Reilly Atkinson Boise, Idaho C. Chapman.

Portland. Ore. W. R- Mel-lor, Iincoln. W.

Armstrong. Salt Lake City; Alfred1 Patek, Denver; Phillip W. Blake, Wbeatland.XWyo.; J. E. Barnes, Centralis, Wash.

Governor H. Brady of Idaho Is president. Wilber 'Walker will attend the convention at Portland- NOTED PAINTER IS SENT TO JAIL W. A. Treffenberg Is Refused Probation and Is Sen- tenced to 60 Days.

W. A. Treffenberg, a well-known miniature artist who received his education at --'Cornell university and abroad, was sentenced to Bpehd sixty, days In1 the city prison by Judge Mortimer Smith this morning on a petty larceny charge. The artist, who has been a nser of morphine 4or the past eight years, was driven to commit thefts to. octain money to buy food and.

to supply himself with the drug. He took a. safety razor, from the showcase In a local drug store, valued at S5. and pawned It for 1 2. Is known to artists throuehout the" United States for his clev er miniature work, came to Oakland about four months ago.

He attempted to dispose of some of his paintings to local dealers, but was unable to obtain enough money td pay for6 his board and lodging at the Teddy house. None "of his ld4 friends came to visit and fmaDy. n-Vir for several months" lodg ing, ne cammenceu si. When arrested he confessed the thefts, and pleaded guilty in court. asking for probation." This was denied the recommendation of the "probation officer." urges local chambef? to make Exhibit At T.

Denfson; the secretary of he ChanSScr of Commerce, is In receipt of communication from the American Land and Irrigation Bxposltiort of ITewr York iCty, urging the local organiiation to arrange for an exhibit from Alameda county for an exposition scheduled November next. The exposition" will be held in Madison Square Gardens, "and will be one of the- largest ever" undertaken by the -New York society. The feommunt-cation will be referred fo the, directors of the organization at the meeting. The chamber Is receiving many requests for Information, "regarding opportunities fori homeseekers this, vicinity from points sill over the country In response to- postal caros sent out volunteering to givo uch information to all those desiring it- SEARCH IS INSTITUTED FOR 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL I fire escape window on the1 west side of the building, hurried about the house arousing the sleeping roomers, who numbered in all about hlrty went to the rooms of Editor- Tuck and after piloting the family to safety returned and. saved a nurriber of articles of clothing, 'as well as papers of value to the socialist party at this time.

-SPECTATORS GATHER. ot Ttmlmon A i i Ua 'r-. i. whole of the old Dewy theater. which for the.

last two years has been occupied as a skating-rink, under the management of Charles Qlark, was a mass of flames and a large-sized crowd had gathered In spite or the early hour. The lira Wu dlimvcrni hv thn official who fhad 'seen a flicker In an alley between the rink building and the Dodge -Sweeney wholjesale grocery Btre He thought that there were burglars at work and made his way into the dark passageway As he reached the rear of the building and of the L-end of the rink he was greeted with a puff of flame and smoko from within the rink; and in the vicinity of electric fuse and switch-box. .7 He hurried to turn in an alarm, but by the time he had done so the flames had gained such a headway -that he returned and sent in another, while within few moments a general 'alarm aroused the whole fire department. SALT WATER SYSTEM USED. was played upon the blaze from a number of hose lines and- the salt water system brought Into service with considerable effect.

The attention of the firemen were confined to the old theater structure, but On account of its great size and the barn-lik cbnsrruo-tion of its Interior, little could be. done, and before the flames were controlled they had spread Into the Diets building and into the' second." third and- fourth floors of the Polytechnic business college building, where- they ate their way through the window openings to the Interior and rapidly began to consume the lHoge lines were taken Inside and "the place noodedtafehe extent that the loss to the entire- building will be- The -engineering department of-the college was removed list week to the new. building at Thirteenth and Madison streets, though the loss, according to W. E. Gibson and H.

C. Ingram, proprietora, wiU amount to about $2500. fully covered by insurance. The building was insured for $30,000. PACKAGE 8TORE Black's package store win be one of the heaviest losers as a quantity of goods stored In the basement was des- troyed by water.

i The same will affect the Dodge-Sweeney Company, whose will, be almost complete; with the exception of canned goods. A large force-of men were put to work in the business college before noon today, and Professor- Gibson stated that the school would be open- to the tudents on Wednesday morning as nsuaL for the reason that the only department seriously 'damaged was that of the engineering labratory, most of which had been removed tor the new Water was the greatest' source Of damage i to the four-story brick "building, as it seeped from one floor to another. FIREMEN IN DANGER. Fire engine company No. 11.

at Ninth and Alice streets, was the first to the scene, and after the general alarm had li 4. i KAX II l.Utli ICO O. 9. JO and 15 responded. The firemen" had all they could handle, under the circumstances, and at times they were in -danger of their lives while working within the- old theater building, which threatened -to caye In at any moment.

finally did so with a terrific crash and a shower of embers. The central portion of ithe Diets opera house building was entirely consumed, while the roof and top- story ahove the auditorium teTfi thiough to the- secon floor, wrecking the building. iToday the Socialists moved their headquarters to the Rice Institute building at Seventeenth street and San Pablo avenue. WAS LANDMARK. tne estimation or the people or tots city.

waa there, at different times, the peo- pie of this city enjoyed the opera, corned medyl I and tragedy by the world's greatest stars. connection with It there were several other buildings, all of which occupied a. place on the one of which until recently, at the northeast corner of Harrison and Twelfth streets and was torn down for the purpose of advancing the work of development in that section. That was known as Library Hall, but which, for many years before its destruction, served, on the first floor, as a livery stable and on the upper iv room ana armory for the re 1 I wuuui ui veteran cenuy aisDanded combany mlHtsrtp I ganiied by the late Captain Charles King. The Dletz building served as a iclass roomand dormitory, and in it many of the best known citizens of Oakland, In business as well as tn professional life received instruction which fitted them for the pursuits in which they are now engaged.

One tof the prominent instructors, of the time was the late Fred M. Campbell who, for many years, survived uses of the structures as an educational institution and later became superintendent of the schools of this city and State, superintendent of education. HOME OP BRAYTON. On the southwest corner of the same block at the corner Of Harrison and ourtceatb-streets, was the home of President Brayton. the head of the Institution which for more than a quarter a ntury was known as the Sunny-side House.

This structure was razed a few years ago to make way for i When the' Diets building was converted to uses other than education. Uie purchaser made it a hall for bans and entertainments, with a saloon helowi It became known as Elite hall. Later" It was transformed into the name- of Diets Opera House. One of the noted actors to appear here waar Bernhardt, who haa but Just arrived in San Francisco to open another engagement. When she learned the limited accommodations afforded by the stage, she refused to appear In the theater and this compelled the management.

Inside of a day? to increase the depth of the stage by ten feet. remainder of the loss resulting from fire and water is accounted for in the destruction of the buildings. They cannot be replaced this time, as wooden structures 'are tabooed within certain limits by provision of a city ordinance. Some time ago it was tbe Intention of the late H. King to raze both buildings and construct modern store and office buildings on sites, but at the time the preposition was abandoned It is believed that the estate wiH now carry out the plans as soon as the Insurance has been adjusted and the debris cleared away.

The Dakeside skating rink, formerly a 5-cent dance hall and popular among the young people of Oakland for a couple of years following the- San Francisco fire, when it was opened fi the public, had been moved to the Twelfth' street site from Eleventh and Harrison streets, where at, one time it was the scene, of a monster reception and demonstration In honor of General TJ. S. Grant, at that time stopping here nhis" way eaf "completing his historical tour of the world. After ita removal, the building- was somewhat enlarged by the addition of an facing Twelfth As the Dewey theater was perhaps best" known to the people of Oakland Jn recent years. PARTIALLY" INSURED.

The building was partially Insured by' the King -estate -to the extent of $2000. The Diets Opera House-structure waa not insured, and its loss as far s-4t goes will bo complete. ADoui two weeks, ago the skating rink Duucnng. narrow escape from destruction, which time a. bundle of rags was discovered to be on fire in a.

narrow passageway on the east sidei next the Polytechnic Some time ago tho building was offered. for tale at $10,000. The conflagration of the early morning hours waa one of the most spestacular witnessed in Oakland or a long time. The fire burned aggressively for more than; an hour and in the course of tha time i succeeded In raising havoc wiih telephone Wires on pole in front of the theater building. This morning a large force of men were engaged In repairing cables and; splicing Joints that had melted from the extreme heat.

the charred walls of the skating rink remain while the Diet. buEding 's, between, fire and water, almost a complete wrck," COMIC OPERA HEARD. Ijater, the. old' agrieultural pavEion which was erected In the southern part of the city, was moved" to the site im mediately east of the Diets opera house and was transrormed into a theater. The opera, house then became the resort for amateur actors as also the place for bails SAN FRANCISCO, May A warrant Tjat night's fire 'removes one of the ill foldest landmark In the city of Oakland, result of the failure of a snerifTs deputy I Ttv to find Genevieve Lindsay, thVsix-year-1 nfc: Injury old: daughter of John Lindsay, a local i to the Diets Opera House does not seem contractor, of Eddy street.

Habeas to have reached the degree of complete -corpus proceedings were begun Saturday I nes sto prevent its repair. by Lindsay to ohtainhis child.f wboj-is in Both buildings have had their day and the custody of Mrs. Dora Ooerlln. Today i i vn Atp fvcio va. 4 1 cm.

va a uii t.m -a the "little girl were missing- and a state-wtrlA to locate them has be'en in stituted. i 1 v..

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