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RED CLOUD. NEB.
PUBLISHED EVERY Fill DAY.
Entered In the IWofllcu at Hod Cloud. Noli . '
n Second Clacit Mutter !
PAUL C. PHARES.
6?TUATION AT SAN FRANCISCO IS
RAPIDLY NEARING NORMAL.
Twelve Million Gallons Now Reaching
City Daily Relief Work is Syotcm
atized Half Starved Dogs Are
I Eating Human Bodies.
San Krnnclsco, April 25. This la
thu eighth dny bIiico tho oartliriualui
Jarred the city so severely mid started
tho fires Hint laid It In ashes, mid thu i
situation is u long wuy towards thu
normal. Such markets of trade as re
main unhurt wore opening for tho
transaction of ordinary business, to in-,
porary structures were being run up
for tho accommodation of others, ,
clearing of the devastated area of ltd ,
ruins was wall under way, the Inquiry
into the condition of the bank vaults
was completed, the organization nnd
preparation for service of the street
railways wero so far advanced that '
the company expressed Its readiness j
to resume business as soon as thu
mayor would permit; the water com
pany announced the completion of
Bticli repairs as enabled it to supply
e total of 12.U0U.000 gallons daily. In '
fine, there was all the evldcnco to put
nt rest now nnd forever tho fears of
those who predicted that San Fran
cisco would never rlso again. i
Devine to Inform President.
Tho citizens of San Francisco had i
done to splendidly in tho face of such
nn appalling catastropho that some lit
tle consternation was created when J
President Roosevelt's proclamation '
"was read, turning over to Dr. Edward
Devlnc of the National Red Cross tho
management of relief measures and
the distribution of tho great funds so j
generously appropriated by congress,
ana recommending to the people of
tho United States that their contribu
tions of food and supplies and money
should bo diverted In the same hands.
If there- was a momentary feeling
that the men who had been enduring
tho heat of the burden of the day wero
toeing unfairly treated by this diver
sion of authority into new nnd foreign
keeping, It was soon dissipated by tho
reflection that the action or tho presi
dent was tho result of misinformation.
At a conference at Fort Mason, at
tended by Generals Greely and Funs
ton, Mayor Schmitz, Governor Pardee,
Dr. Devine and some others, it was
greed that this wns the case and that
Dr. Devine himself should frame a
telegram to the president Informing
him of tho splendid work already done
nnd of his perfect willingness to nB
elBt In forwarding the measures al
No Discrimination Against Chinese.
What hurt even more than this was
the suggestion made in the letter from
President Roosevelt to Secretary of
War Taft that reports had reached
liim that Icsb charity was being shown
the Chinese who dwell hero than the
whites, and directing that if this bo
true, the situation 'should be remedied
nt once. If the people of San Fran
cisco are not In love with the Chinese,
It was felt that the name they have
earned in the past for charity and
open heartcdness should have saved
them from any possible reflection that
they would have permitted any human
tielng white, black or yellow within
their reach to suffer. Mature reflec
tions, however, brought tho conviction
that tho truth, had not reached the
president, and the following special
message was sent him signed by the
"All reports that the people or the
ofllclals or tho roller committees or
San Francisco are making any distinc
tion in rolievlng, succoring or protect
ing tho Chinese or any other people
differing in raco or color, aro totally
falso and entirely unfounded. The
committees and even the homeless
sufferers themselves' are treating the
Chlneso and all other fellow unfor
tunates with the consideration worthy
of our civilization and or our country.
Tho people of San Francisco are striv
ing with all their heart to relieve the
destitute, caro for tho sick, protect
their helpless nnd uplift tho stricken,
Irrespective of race, creed or color, In
accordance with the dictates of hu
manity, In a manner worthy of Amer
icans, and In tho common brotherhood
'Dogs Devouring the Dead.
Ono of the gruesomo scenes that has
followed tho tiro was that witnessed
on Telegraph hill and Russian hill and
along tho entire north beach front or
the city, when scores or hair-starved
dogs wero round eating human bodies.
The anlninls wero discovered gnawing
nnd tearing nt tho corpses hair buried
In tho ruins. Where only a leg or an
nrm protruded tho dots wero digging
for tho rest of tho body. Men who
hnd been sent Into tho ruins of homes
to look for what ilttlo property that
might have escaped the flamus enmo
upon this sickening condition, and Im
mediately reported It to tho naval au
thorities In command of the water
front military districts. In response
to their appeal that some-thing be
done, bluejackets wero detailed to
cover tho sections designated and kill
nil dogs found in those vicinities. All
morning rifle reports rould be heard
on the hillside and along the beach as
the dogs wero killed. Men were
pressed into service either to bury
tho bodies or throw them Into tho bay.
In a few places smouldering flies wero
found anil there it wns possible to
cremate tho nnlnmls. It wns not be
lieved that there wero so many dead
In tho ruins of Telegraph nnd Russian
hills until the dogs wero found there
dlgglnji for the bodies. When tho
dogs have nil been run down nnd slain
a further search will be made of those
rxollons to obtain tho bodies nnd bury
them ns soon as possible.
Official Estimate of Dead.
At a joint meeting of the llnanco
committee and tho chairmen of all
the emergency committees It was as
certained that the loss of life caussri
by the catastropho is less than 300.
This approximation was mndo by
Fairfax Wheelan, chairman or tho ro
ller or sick and wounded committee,
and surprised everyone present, us an
estimate or 1,000 and more had been
made by the coroner's ofllce.
The soldiery or the militia hnvo
given Boine cause for complaint by
Impressing men when It was neces
sary Tor work to bo done. They wero
wnmed in a letter sent by Mayor
Schmitz to General Kostor that this
city never was and will never be un
der martial law and that tho Impress
ment of citizens would no longer bo
Food Problem Solved.
Tho work or housing and reeding
the homeless and of reconstituting
the sanitary conditions, already so
far advanced yesterday, were carried
on with tremendous energy. It Is cer
tain thnt no one is hungry In San
Francisco, unless ho Is wilfully sn.
There Is food for all, and the method
of distribution has been so perfect
thnt It Is within reach of all. As for
tho health and sanitary conditions,
there is, considering all circumstances,
nothing to bo desired. An Investiga
tion of the sewers has shown that
they wero not as badly damaged as
was feared, and while thero wero
breaks, these have been repaired.
There has been no outbreak of diseaso
of a contagious character, nor Is any
In the great stretches of Golden
Gate park, famed the world over for
Its beauty, thero have arisen frame
shelters for 48,000 people. No million
aire In the land has so magnificent a
setting for a home as have these waifs
or the great San Francisco fire.
New Frisco to Be a City Beautiful.
Steps aro being taken to organize a
movement for the rebuilding or San
Francisco on the plans of Architect
Daniel Burnham. While the various
other committees have been busy with
rellof work, many prominent citizens
hovo been In consultation and within
tho next few days plans will be out
lined and the work or making arrange
ments for the most beautiful city In
tho world will bo begun. W. E. Barnet,
one of the men In this latest move
ment, says all the funds needed for
this great work will bo forthcoming
Just aB soon ns the committee Is ready
to begin Its work.
State Insuranco Commissioner Wolfo
announced that nearly all tho big in
surance companies would be able to
make satisfactory adjustments or tho
losses caused by tho San Francisco
Arc. He estimates that the amounts
for which tho companies aro llablo
will probably reach $250,000,000.
Work of the Dynamite Squad.
Three heroes saved San Francisco
what is left of it. They were the dy
namite squad that threw back the tiro
demon at Van Ness avenue. When
the burning city seemed doomed and
tho Ilnmes lit the sky further and fur
ther to tho west Admiral McCalla
sent a trio of his most trusted men
from Mnio Island with orders to
check the conflagration at any cost of
life or pioperty. With them camo
a ton and hair of guncotton. The tor
rifle power or tho explosive was equal
to the maniac determination or tho
Are. Captain MacBrido was In c'.iargo
of the squad. Chief Gunnor Adam
son placed the charges and the third
gunnor set them ofT. Tho thunderous
detonations, to which the terrified city
listened all that dreadful Friday night,
meant the salvation of 300,000 lives.
A million dollars' worth of property,
noble residences and worthless shacks,
wero blown to drirtlng dust, but that
destruction broke tho fire and sent
the raging flames over their charred
Havoc In Other Cities.
San Jose, Cnl., April 21. Nineteen
peoplo were killed in San Joso nnd
tho entire business section wrecked,
dnmago $5,000,000. Ono hundred nnd
ten killed and seventy Injured, most
ly patients, at Agnew's asylum, build
ing completely ruined. Stnnrord uni
versity memorial church and other
bulhllngB wrecked, damage $3,000,000.
Ono student, nnmed Hanna, and one
other man killed there. At Salinas,
the Sproekle8 sugar refinery, vnlued
at $1,500,000, was completely de
stroyed. Reports rrom Del Monte,
Holllstcr, Watsonvllle, Monterey, Pa
cific Grove, Santa Cruz and other
southern coast points show slight
dnmago in comparison. At Santa Rosa
the death list Is 100 and the business
section is in ruins.
To Accept Donations From Foreigners.
Now York, April 25. The Califor
nia club or women, In- executive ses
sion at its clubrooms In tho Wnldoif
Astoria, decided to accept dona lions
rrom foreigners in opposition to the
stnnd taken by President Rootvclt.
A resolution to that effect wns unani
San Francisco Again Shaken.
San Francisco, April 24. A sharp
earthquake shock was felt here at
10:39 o'clock last night. It lasted
nbout three seconds and wns from east
to west. No damage has been re
ported. Delves for Standard Secrets.
Cleveland, April 24. Frank S. Mon
ott, representing the interstate com
merce commission, began the govern
ment Investigation Into the relations
between the railroads and the Stand
ard OH company. Tho Investigation
will bo exhaustive and Iraportaut re
sults aro expected.
Goes Down in Bay ot Biscay With Loss
of Thirty-Five Lives.
New York, April 24. That tho con
tribution of New York state for the re
lief or the victims of the great catas
tropho on the Pacific coast will ex
ceed $3,500,000 Is now assured. Tho
state legislature passed a bill appro
priating $250,000 to the roller fund.
In New York city tho sum gathered
approximates $3,000,000 and contribu
tions continue to pour In. Tho city of
Buffalo appropriated $50,000 and not
n city or town In tho state has failed
to add its quota to the cause of relief.
COWBOYS FIGHT OFFICERS,
Proprietor of Wild West Show Resents
Arrest and Is Killed.
Richmond, Mo., April 24. Skip
Wilson, one of tho proprietors of a
"wild west" show, Is dead and his
partner, William Duvall, Is ratally In
jured as tho result or a battle with of
fleers on tho public square. The fight
was between four officers on one sldo
and a band of cowboys, led by Wilson
and Duvall, on the other. None of tho
officers was injured. The fight was
the result of an attempt to arrest Wil
son for an offense, It Is said, he com
mitted when his show appeared hero
Oleo Manufacturers Arrested.
Chicago, April 24. John F. Jelke,
president of Braun & Fltts, oleomar
garine manufacturers, and one of the
wealthiest men in that business in tho
west, with F. M. Lowery, secretary
of tho company, were arrested on a
federal warrant, charging them with
making false reports t- tho internal
revonuo department. The case was
continued for ten days and the defend
ants wero released on $5,000 bail.
Hermann Trial Indefinitely Postponed
Washington, April 24. The trial of
Representative Blnger Hermann of
Oregon, growing out of the Investiga
tion of land irregularities in that
state, has been indefinitely postponed,
owing to tho departure for San Fran
cisco of Francis J. Honey, who has
prosecuted the land cases. Mr. Heney
was a heavy loser by the earthquuko
nnd fire and his trip west is necessi
tated by that disaster.
Minor Events at Athens.
Athens, April 24. The day was
spent in deciding minor events on tho
program or the Olympic games, in
cluding football, lawn tennis, shooting
and cycling, in which the Americans
did not compete. All the members or
tho American tenm wero out practic
ing and doing well excopt the invalids,
Messrs. Parsons, Moulton, Mitchell
and Hlllman, who are In rather shaky
Miners' Case Advanced.
Washington, April 24. Tho supremo
court of the United States advanced
tho hearing of tho habeas corpus cases
or Moyer, Haywood and Pettlbone,
charged with complicity In tho murder
of former Governor Steunenberg of
Idado, naming tho first Tuesday in
October as tho date ror their presenta
tion. Fraunces' Tavern Closed.
New York, April 24. Frounces' Tav
ern, where General Washington bade
farowell to all his generals after the
close of tho revolutionary war, is no
longer to bo a public resort, and as a
tavern it will cease to exist alter May
1. It will then pass into tho hnnds or
tho Society of the Sons or Vetornns.
Hobson Nominated for Congress.
Montgomery, Ala., April 24. Re
turns from tho Democratic primary
election In tho Sixth Alabama cow
grosslounl district indlcnto the nonil
vutlon of Captain R. P. Hobson ot
Morrlmac ramo over John II. Hank
head, tho present representative,
The Cause of Many
There is n disease prevailing in this
country most dangerous lccnuse so deeep-
uvc. jinny sudden
deaths are caused
by it heart dis
heart failure or
njioplexy are often
the result of kid
ney disease. If
kidney trouble is
S-N . .....PV . ..! iiinur ,..;r
tack the vital organs, causing catarrh of
the bladder, or tho kidneys themselves
break down and waste away cell bv cell.
Madder troubles almost alwavs'result
from a derangement of the kidneys and
a cure is obtained ouiekest by a proper
treatment of the kidneys. If you are feel
ing badly you can make no 'mistake by
taking Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the
great kidney, liver and bladder remedy.
It corrects inability to hold urine and
scalding pain in passing it, and over
conies that unpleasant necessity of being
compelled to go often through the day,
and to get up many times during the
night. The mild and the extraordinary
effect of SwamjvRoot is soon realized.
It stands the highest for its wonderful
cures of the most distressing cases.
Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and is
sold by all druggists in fifty-cent and
one-dollar size bottles. You may have a
sample bottle of this wonderful new dis
covery and n book that tells all about it,
both sent free by mail. Address, Dr. Kil
mer & Co., Ilinghainton, N. Y. When
writing mention reading this generous
offer in this paper. Don't ninkc any
mistake, but remember the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the
address, Binghaniton, N. Y on every
in every sfvle. Ca
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Fresh Bread, Pies,
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During all these years
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W are district distributers
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and special prices.
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Established in i860.
I SAY. fllSTER! I
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It will pay you to take cood cure of
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Sick liver puts you all out of sorts,
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It cures constipation, relieves con
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Price 25c at all druggists and
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INFLAMMATOKY HHKUMATISM CUHED IN
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