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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (April 27, 1906)
By W. M. MAUPIN
H. S. Fuller will open a new lumber
yard at Oxford.
Fred Martin will open a new con
fectionery store at Naper.
The Hart Gun company is a sew
busniess firm In Grand Island. .
The Farmers Grain and Stock com
pany at Kenesaw baa gone out of
The new Catholic church in Center is
completed. The building is said to be
a fine one.
Residents of Plekrell propose to
make a fight against the starting of a
saloon in that place.
The Nebraska Telephone company
baa Installed a new switchboard in its
offices at Nebraska City.
An effort is being made to give Lin
wood local telephone service. This has
been attempted before, but failed.
Stein Bros., general merchants at
Hastings, have incorporated with an
authorized capital stock of 1100,000.
Columbus la very hopeful of securing
an appropriation from congress for the
purchase of a site for a new postoffice.
Prof. E. B. Sherman has been re
elected superintendent of the Columbus
schools for two years at an increase of
- 'ice Standard Bridge company was
awarded the contract for building the
bridges in Stanton county the com
The Bohemian Telephone company
bas been incorporated and proposes to
operate its lines In Dodge and Cuming
A half section of land was sold five
miles north of Sidney at $S per acre
cash. The same land sold for $3.F0 an
acre one year sgo.
- The Nebraska Casualty Insurance
company was Incorporated at Holdrege,
the incorporators Including a number
of the prominent business men of that
Tracklaycre are very busy in the
Burlington yards at Beatrice, and it is
evident 'that the company expects to
begin work soon on its new depot
The firm of J. M. Grace & Co. has
filed articles of incorporation and will
conduct a grain business at Mascot,
Harlan county. The capital stock is
The Walthlll State bank of the town
of Walthlll, Thurston county, has re
ceived a charter from the state bank
ing board. The paid-up capital stock
U W Hill of Beatrice will erect a
large storage and transfer depot. This
building will be 75x150 leet, locaiea
with trackage, and will be used for a
general transfer house.
The Juniata Grain and Live Stock
association of Juniata has incorporate!
with a canltal stock of $10,000. Tno
Incorporators are E. P. Hubbard, W.
H. Waldron and others.
The town of Burwell has taken the
initial step toward the organization of
an improvement club, which will worK
along the lines of commercial clubs aa
organized in other towns.
The home of Frank Lingle In Greggs-
port was destroyed by fire. The build-
1ni was outside the fire limit3 and
nothing could be done to save it. The
loss will amount to $1,000.
An ordinance was passed granting a
franchise to W. S. Darley of Chicago
and Joel M. Roberts of York for the
construction, maintenance and opera
tion of a gas plant in Holdrege.
The I. O. O. F. B-uildlng association
nt r.rBnrl Island has filed articles of in
corporation and is selling shares rapid
ly. Officers report that they expect
to erect the building this summer
The new city council was organized
at Beatrice for the year by the elec
tion of A. T. Milburn president Tha
report of City Treasurer Jones showed
a total of $22,778.33 in the treasury.
Considerable difficulty is being ex
perienced at Albion by those who wish
to engage in the saloon business there
for the reason that the city has an or
dinance prohibiting opening of a sa
loon within fifty feet of the property
of any person who may object to the
The city hall bond proposition, which
failed at the spring election at Madi
son by one vote, is to have another
try soon. Petitions are circulating for
another election to be held as soon as
the statutory time limit expires,
Swift fc Company have done work
at Columbus on a large two-story brick
building, which will be used as
branch distributing house for their
packing house products; .to supply tho
city of Columbus and tbe'tributary ter.
FRISCO IS RISING FROM ASHES
People of the Golden Gate City Have
Faith in the Future
STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO REBUILD THE CITY
Tottering Walls are Being
Cleared of Debris, and Lumber and Building
Material Arriving in a Steady Volume
for a New and Greater City
The new San Francisco which will
rise from the ashes of the old was in
its' first stage of rebuilding Monday.
After five days of confusion and al
most superhuman effort on the part of
citizens of California's metropolis in
the great task of sheltering, feeding
and otherwise caring for the home
less thousands, complete order bas
been re-established and attention turn
ed to the future. Throughout the great
business district, where the devasta
tion of the flames was the most. com
plete, walls were being razed, build
ings that had not disintegrated before
the intense heat were being inspected
with the view of reoccupancy and even
ground was being cleared for the Im
mediate construction of some sort of
building in which to resume business
at the earliest possible time. In short,
confidence has been restored.
Ban Francisco is fast shaping into
TEHEE BATS' XTJtfB MAP OF 3 AN FBAJTCISCO.
1. Boundaries of the fire at midnight, Wednesday, Chicago time,
2. Boundaries of the fire at midnight, Thursday, Chicago time.
3. Boundaries of the fire at midnight, Friday, Chicago time. At last
report a line of fixe was escaping along the east water front from Tele
graph hill to the Terry bouse. Tb fire In the western section of the city
was reported under control. It was still burning in the vicinity of Worth
something real and tangible. The hor
ror and despair of the first few days is
giving away to brighter hopes, and op
timism is rapidly taking hold of the
stricken people. The nerves and arter
ies of the great bay city, shocked and
clogged by the overwhelming calamity
of April 18, v are getting shaped to
action, and citizens are facing the fu
ture with quickened energy.
At first overwhelmed with the woe
which came suddenly upon them, the
people of 'Frisco have been lifted from
the Slough of Despond by the coun
try's great outpouring of sympathy
and renef. and with renewed hope and
strength have begun to plan the better
and larger San Francisco.
300,000 BEING CARED FOR.
Fully three hundred thousand peo
ple are being cared for by the innum
erable supply stations. These are be
ing fed three times daily, and provided
with shelter, either with tents or tem
porary wooden structures.
Relief of every needed kind is now
pouring into the city from every quar
ter of the globe. Never has there beea
such' a response as is now being made.
Never before have the people of the
United States been so unanimous and
prom-pt in extending aid. It is useless
to go into detail, but the relief has
come from the farms, villages, towns,
cities, states and government in t vol
ume that is tremendous. The poor and
the rich have given what they could,
and the suffering has been relieved.
W. J. Barnett, chairman of the shel
ter committee, says the situation is
well in hand. He does not believe
there will be much hardship. Supplies
of food are coming in rapidly from out
side points, and are being centralized
in the freight sheds and warehouses
A corps of shipping clerks has been
placed in charge of these depots and
every ounce of food is checked as it
comes in and goes out. With the as
sistance of Michael Casey, president
of the teamsters' union, the food com
mittee has succeeded in systematizing
the distribution. They have taken pos
session of all the large trucks and
teams which are now utilized in haul
ing supplies to the forty odd sub-depots
throughout the city. This places the
transportation facilities in excellent
shape and makes it possible to deliver
supplies as quickly as they come.
The city has been laid off in dis
tricts covering areas of four blocks.
The sub-committees in these districts
regulate the supply of food furnished
to the families living within these
boundaries. The object of Oscar D.
Leveled, Ground Getting
Cooper, chairman of the committee, in
forming these committees is to pre
vent the waste of supplies. He is de
termined there shall be no destruction
and that every particle of food sent
here shall be properly used.
RAIN DRENCHES SHELTERLE88.
A drenching rain fell upon San Fran
cisco the night of the 22nd. From mid
night until S o'clock it poured and
drizzled at intervals while a high wind
added .a melancholy - accompaniment,
whirling and sighing about the ruined
buildings in the burned district. Five
days ago, when the catastrophe was in
its infancy, this downpour would have
been regarded as a mercy and a God
send. Monday morning it could be
regarded in no other light than as aa
additional calamity. It meant inde
scribable suffering to the tens of thous
ands of people camped upon the naked
bills and In the' parkland open .places
of the city.
Few of these were provided with
waterproof , coverings. For the most
part their only protection from the wet
was a thin covering of sheeting tacked
upon tent poles. Through this the
water poured as through a sieve, wet
ting the bedding and soaking the
ground upon which they lay. When it
is understood that thousands upon
thousands of delicately nurtured wom
en and infants in arms and old and
feeble people were in this plight, noth
ing need be added to describe the mis
ery of their condition.
The downpour has aggravated the
already unsanitary condition of the
camps and will doubtless add great
numbers of pneumonia cases to those
already crowding the regular and the
temporary hospitals of the city.
INSTANCES OF SUFFERING.
Of individual instances ol suffering
the number is legion, but one will tell
the story of them all. About 4 o'clock,
when the rain had been falling heav
ily for an hour, a middle-aged man,
white-faced in his distress and fatigue,
appeared at the headquarters of the
general committee. He had walked
two miles from his camping place in
the park to make an appeal for his suf
fering wife and little ones. As he told
of their distress the tears welled up in
his eyes and coursed down his cheeks.
They wrere, he said, without covering
other than a sheeting overhead and
were lying on the nuted ground and
their bodies protected only by a quilt
and blanket which, of his household
bedding, were all he had managed to
save. These had been quickly soaked,
and while unwilling to complain on his
own account, he had been unable- to
listen to the wails of his little ones,
and bad . tramped all the way from his
camping place to the committee head
quarters in the forlorn hope that there
he might find some means of getting
his family under shelter.
Thousands or people men, women
and children camped in the parks,
squares and open lots were awakened
by the rain dashing in their faces and
the water dripping through improvised
tents. Whenevr possible, women and
children were crowded and huddled
into the regular canvas waterproof
tents, which are on hand. - Littley.how-
ever, could be done, as the facilities
are entirely inadequate to house all the
homeless, and large numbers sought
the protection of trees, bushes and a
few boards placed ever their heads to
ward off the water.
Wednesday morning this condition
had been considerably relieved. By
United States Mint
that time wooden structures to house
about 60,000 people had been erected
In Golden Gate park.
HAULING AWAY THE DEBRIS.
As a welcome relief to the authori
ties and citizens of San Francisco, who
have looked upon the ruins of the city
and the monstrous piles of brick and
stone and twisted iron that were once
the homes and places of business, it is
announced that the Southern- Pacific
will aid in any way in the work of car
rying away the debris. The railroad
officials are ready to build a track
througa the heart of the devastated
city from Harrison street to the bay
and to run their first cars in for the
wreckage that must be removed before
new buildings can arise and normal
conditions be restored. The raHroads
will carry the debris wherever the au
thorities want it taken.
It is said an application will be made
immediately to the supervisors of San
Francisco for a franchise for this
E. H. Harriman, president of the
Southern Pacific, is here to inaugurate
the work and to see that it is faith
fully performed if the suggestion of
the railroad men meets with favor at
the hands of the city officials. At the
meting of bankers Mr. Harriman stat
ed that he would do all in his power
and work with every resource at his
command for the rebuilding of San
Francisco and the preservation of the
city's good name.
TO MAKE A CITY BEAUTIFUL.
Steps are being taken to organize a
movement for the rebuilding of San
Francisco on the plans of Architect
Daniel Burnham. While the various
other committees have been busy with
relief work many prominent citizens
have been in consultation, and within
the next few days plans will be out
lined and the work of making arrange
ments for the most beautiful city in
the world will be built.
W.-B. Barnet, one. of the men in this
latest movement, says all the funds
needed for this great work will be
forthcoming just as soon as the com
mittee is ready to begin this work.
Telegrams have been sent all over the
country explaining the plans of the
committee, and great men of finance
have expressed their willingness to co
operate in the work and advance any
funds that are needed.
The work will commence right at the
water front. This district will be en
tirely rebuilt on new and modern, as
well as picturesque lines. It is esti
mated that the work right there will
cost $25,000,000. New wharves and
the like will be constructed on entirely
different lines and new depots will be
The other portions of the city will
be improved exactly after Mr. Burn
ham's plans, which have been fully
explained in the San Francisco press
for the last two years. The great
boulevard, the terrace at Twin peaks
and the various parks and other beauty
spots will now be constructed.
TRIPLETS BORN TO HOMELESS.
On Saturday night triplets were
born to one of the homeless at the
Presidio, and the same night eight lit
tle tots made their first appearance on
the reservation at Fort Mason. Six
were born in the emergency hospital,
and two out on the ' vacant space ad
joining the fort, wlijrre the mothers
had taken refuge. The babies all are
reported to be healthy youngsters.
NO DANGER OF EPIDEMIC.
This statement was made by Dr. J.
W. Ward, chairman of the health com
mittee, at the meeting of the general
"Say to the people of California, of
the United States and of the world
that there is no epidemic in San Fran
cisco and no danger of one. If we are
not absolutely free from contagious
diseases we at least are freer from
them, under the circumstances, than
we have a right to expect. Indeed we
have at this moment fewer cases of
such disease than we had a month ago,
and there is nothing in the present
condition of affairs in San Francisco
that would lead us as medical, men to
fear an outbreak. The sanitation of
the city is absolutely under control. I
wish to impress this upon the people
of San Francisco and of the outside
world, for I have information that
leads me to believe that alarmist re
ports emanating from certain sources
in San Francisco may result in an em-
bargo being placed on the movements
of refugees from the city. The calam
ity -we--have endured is certainly un
fortunate enough without adding to it
this additional and unwarranted dis
tress." CATTLE TRAINS ROLLING IN.
Immense cattle trains were forward
ed from the prairies of the southwest
and chickens and eggs reached the city
from the nearby interior towns. The
most pressing need is for vegetables,
potatoes, carrots, onions and the' like.
Fresh and perishable products cannot
be properly taken care of. The lines
of applicants at the various relief sta
tions are blocks long and remain so
until closing time. Everyone receives
rations for a single person as many
times a day as he asks and an attempt
at distribution among the helpless fam
ilies is being made.
The spirit of the people is wonder
fully bouyant in the face of distress
and no complaints are evident along
the bread line. Volunteer distributors
are issuing the provisions under mili
CORONER ESTIMATES DEAD.
Coroner Walsh estimated that the
total number of dead will not be less
than 1,000. His reports are complete
and his estimate is made up from all
the data he has been able to collect.
Coroner Walsh said:
"Bodies that the deputy coroners
have found and buried number 300, as
follows: At Polk and Bay streets, 32;
at Portsmouth square, 23; at Washing
ton square, 12; at the Six-Mile house
200; at Laurel. Hill, 23: scattered in
different parts of the city, 10. No thor
ough search has been made of the dis
trict south of Market or the Chinese
quarter. Many lives have been lost in
these sections. South of Market street
are the cheap lodging houses and
many of these collapsed from the
earthquake. There is little chance
that half of, the Inmates of the col
lapsed buildings had opportunity to
escape. This also is true of China
"Shortly after the earthquake sol
diers and 1)01106, so I have been told
buried bodies found along the water
front. I have recleved no official re
port of these. The total number of
dead will undoubtedly reach, if it does
not exceed,. 1,000.
RAZING DANGEROUS WALLS.
It was feared by many the heavy
rain of Sunday night weakened the
walls left standing in the burned dis
trict and further increased the danger
of life and limb, but assurance was
given at the headquarters of the build
ing committee that the downpour had
no such effect. Under the direction of
this committee the menacing walls are
being dynamited, and the danger, in
stead of increasing, is lessening every
President Fred Hall of th'e Bohem
ian club states that the historical and
all other important pictures in the
club's gallery were saved, and are now
at the park museum. The office books
and records were also saved.
CAN STAND THEIR LOSSES.
State Insurance Commissioner-Wolfe
announced that nearly all the big in
surance companies would be able to
make satisfactory adjustments of the
losses, caused by the San Francisco
fire. He estimates that the amounts
for which the companies are liable will
probably reach $250,000,000.
UNION MEN TO CONTRIBUTE.
The executive council of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor through Presi
dent Samuel Gompers, issued an ap
peal to all organized labor throughout
the country to contribute one day's
pay in aid of the California earthquake
and fire sufferers. President Gompers
announced that the platemakers' union
had contributed $500, which he imme
diately telegraphed to Mayor Schmitz
at San Francisco.
, SEIZE INCOMING SUPPLIES.
The seizure of supplies coming on
the trains by the relief committee has
been authorized by Mayor Schmitz.
Following out this order, and with the
authorization given the committee by
the civil authorities, Edward Stearns,
chairman of the executive committee,
seized a carload of flour containing
S10 sacks. Of this amount twenty-five
sacks were sent out to Idora park,
where there . are a large number of
homeless people. Another twenty-five
sacks were sent down to Adams Point
where the people are encamped under
the trees. A carload of ice was also
seized for the hospitals. A carload of
potatoes was also taken.
ATTACKED THE HEART
Awful Neuralgia Case Cured to Stay .
Cured by Dr. Willianns'
Neuralgia in any form is painful bnt -
When it attacks the heart icis frequently
fatal. Complicated with indigestion of
a form that affected the vital organ it
threatened serious consequences m an in
stance just reported. The case is that of
Mr. F. L. Graves, of Pleasanthill, La.,
who tells of his trouble and care as
" I traveled considerably, was exposed
to all kiudsof v rather andwas irregular
in, my sleeping and-eating. I suppose
this was the cause of my sickness, at
auy rate, in May, 1905, 1 had got so bad
that 1 was compelled to quit worlc ana
take to my bed. I had a good doctor
and took his medicine faithfully but
grew worse. I gave up hope of getting
better and my neighbors thought I was
surely going to, die.
i uaa smocnenng speus tnai it is
awful to recall. My heart fluttered and
then seemed to cease beating. I could
not lie on mv left side at all. Mr hands
and feet swelled and so did my face.
After readme about JJr. Williams' nut
Pills in a newspaper I decided to try
them and they suited my case exactly.
Jerore lone i coma see an improvement
and after taking a few boxes I was en
tirely cured. I am glad to make this
statement and wish it could cause every
sufferer to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills do not simply
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xnose wno take tnem run no danger or
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Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by all
druggists or will be sent, postpaid, on
receipt of price, 60 cents per box, six
boxeefer f2.60, by thtvDr . Williams Med
icine Co., Schenectady, N.Y.
Money is a great talker.
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la TJas For Over SO Tears.
The Kind Ton Bare Alwey Bought.
Senator Hemenway tells of an inci
dent that occurred during a political
campaign in Iowa.
In ene of the towns it had been ar
ranged that, when the big orators of
the day had had) their say with refer
ence to politics, there were to be a -number
of entertainments of the side-
show variety to be held on the com
mon. A pompous politician, who had
served a term in the state legislature,
and was by reason of that fact on ex
tremely good terms with himself,
while endeavoring with a number of
ladies to make his way through a
dense crowd that surrounded one of
the shows, found himself unable to .
proceed further because of a burly in
dividual whom he could not thrust
'aside Drawing himself up to his full
height the politician tapped the offend- -ing
one on the shoulder, saying, as he
did so: "Here! Make room there!".
"Who are you, that you should push
me round that way?" demanded the
"A representative of the people, sir!"
exclaimed the politician, indignantly.
The man, grinned, . "Ob, that ain't
nothin'," said he. "We folks here air
the peepul theirselves!"
Interested in Soience.
Boston Dame "My dear, where are
Cultured Daughter "To Professor
Drybone's lecture on 'Bacillus Lecter
ium Nonestibustibus.' Miss Backbay
is to be there, and I hear she has just
got a nice bonnet from Paris."
Tender Heart; Tender Feet. ',,
"How I pity the poor on such a night
as this!" said Bland e, as he sat in his
"Then why," asked Bluff, "don't you.
put on your coat and go out and see
if you cannot render - assistance to
some of them?" .
"Ah," replied Blande, "then I should
not be so comfortable as I am now, and
I might forget the poor and begin to
pity myself. That would be selfish,
Queen Marie's Wreath.
About 1,100 wreaths and crosses
were sent to the bier of King Chris
tian. It is generally thought' that the
most beautiful wreath was one sent
from Gmunden by the king's old and
Intimate friend, Queen Marie of Han
over. It consisted of lovely orchids
tied with broad yellow and white silk
To Be Determined. - -
"Which is your favorite opera?" in
quired the musical young- woman.
"Which do you mean?" Inquired Mr.
Cumrox, cautiously; "my favorite -opera
for purposes of amusement or for
purposes of conversation?"
Not Flattering to Mamma.
She Every time, mamma looks at
the dog he barks.
He Well, you see, he used to be a
pet in a distillery, and I guess he's be
ginning to see things again.
- Bobbie Mamma. ,'
. Mamma Well? '
' "Were men awful scarce when you
married papa, or did you just feel
sorry' for him?" Judge. -..'.
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