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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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Pages 1 to 8.
North Beach Section in San Franc isoo
Swept Clear of Buildines.
FIERCE WIND BLOWS FROM NORTHWEST
Immeme Ferry Terminal Building is in
EARLY REPORT PROVES PREMATURE
In the Afternoon it Was Announced that
Fire Wm Under Control.
DARKNESS ADDS TO THE TERROR
Ten Thousand Additional Policemen Sworn
in and Armed with Rifles.
OFFICERS DESTROY ALL LIQUOR FOUND
Main Kir la Confined to the Kat
of Van Ness and North of Inlon
streets, bat la Hnanlna
Toward the Shore.
8AN FRANCISCO, April SQ.-IMungrd Into
absolute tlarknntiB tonight at 10 o'clock Ran
Francisco has not Bpen the conclusion cf
tho dftvnptAtlng work of the conflagration.
The fire that started ut Nob hill and
worked its way to tho North Reach noctlon,
sweeping It clnan of bulldlnfts, wan later
veered around by a fierce wind and made lta
way southerly to the immense sea wall
sheds and grain warehouses. The flnmes
were heading directly for the Immense ferry
building, the terminal point of all central,
overland and local trains of the Southern
The darkness and the wind, which at
times amounted to a gale, added fresh ter
rors to the situation. The authorities con
sidered conditions so grave that it was de
cided to swear In Immediately 10,000 special
policemen, armed with rifles furnished by
the federal government. In addition to this
force, companies of national guards arrived
from many Interior points. It was reported
tonight that a number of men had been
hot and killed while trying to work their
way Into the ruins of the subtreasury on
Commercial street. Two Chinese were shot
and killed on Maiket street for refusing
to obey orders of the soldiery-
Hlx hundred laborers from the ocean shore
arrived tonight to look after the city's
sewers to prevent an epidemic, and the
united railways eommaneeA. thalc efforts to
clean up some of the streets.
neports-of babes being born In the ref
ugee camps were frequently received. Five
women became mothers In Golden Gate
rk. Tonight the main remaining fire was
confined to east of Van Ness avenue and
north of t'nlon street, but wes burning its
way to the shore.
Late this afternoon the police broke open
every saloon and corner grocery In the
saved districts and pour"l all malt and
spirituous liquors Into the gutters.
Optimistic Afternooa Report.
BAN FRANCISCO, April 20.-2 p- tn.-The
fir Is now positively stated to be under
control, with the probability that one
quarter of the city lying west of Franklin
street and known as the Western addition,
northward to the Presidio, will be saved.
Tho stand made at Van Ness avenue was
generally successful, the flames crossing
that avenue to the west in but few places.
Tha strongest fire at noon today was
toward North Beach, east of Van Ness
avenue, but will be controlled.
Ban Francisco's darkest hour has dawnrf
Into a day of hope. Its time of overwhelm
ing disaster and peril baa ended and its
future la now a subject of general consider
ation. Tha Ore is practically under control. A
clear sky over the Minn Ion dlBtrlct show
that the fire there has been extinguished.
The spread of the flames toward the west
ern addition, the best part of the city re
malnlng, has been stayed and the only por
tion of tha conflagration that demands the
attention of the firemen la that extending
from the Nob hill section down to thu
northwestern part of Uia watvr front
Tha western addition danger was averted
at tM o'clock this morning by the use of
gun cotton, dynamite and two streams of
water. The explosives were bandied by tho
chief gunner of the Mare Island navy yard
and his accomplishment proved him to be a
master of his profession. .
The work of relief was started early
toiluy. A b'g bakery In the saved district
started this morning and 60,000 loaves will
be baked before night. Thousands were in
line this morning before the California
street bakery. The police and military
were present In foroe and each person was
allowed only one loaf. The homeless peo-
Dlu In tha parks and vacant lots will be
provided for today as speedily as possible,
The destitution and suffering is indescrib
able. Women and children who had com
fortable, happy homes a few days ago slept
last night if sleep came at all on hay on
tha wharves. In tha sand lots near North
Ucacli, some of them under the little tents
Ujaile of sheeting which poorly protected
llieiu from tha cblHlug ocean winds. Those
people in the parks are positively better
provided in the matter of shelter for they
left their homea better prepared. Instruc
tions were issued by Mayor Bchmits today
to break open every store containing pro
visions and to distribute tlieru to tha thou
sands, under police supervision. The Young
Men's Hebrew association's hall, near
lioldcn Gate park, has betn stocked with
provisions for the use of tlx needy victims.
Wheu aakod fur statements by the Asso
ciated Freaa. tte mayor expressed himself
as thankful thit tha Are was practically
controlled. Chlrif Plnan said tnat tha order
of tha city astonished him. He thought It
due to earlier sevtre measures taken by
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TACKING CITIZENS' CONTRIBUTIONS IN FRONT OF CITT HAi
the soldiers and police in shooting down
Two men were shot and killed this morn
ing. Policeman Flood on entering his home
encountered a FlrHnger who attacked him.
Flood shot lilin dead.
Special Policeman gnyder killed a man,
but tho details are not known.
One Hank F.seapes Unmnae.
The only bank In the huge ruined district
that escaped destruction was tho Market
Street Imnk at the corner of Seventh and
Market xtreets. It is in the gutted Grand
bulMlng, but the firemen saved the ground
floor. It will pay out money Just as soon
as It hears from the clearing house offi
cials. A comer of the city near the Pa
cific Mall wharves at Second and Brannan
streets was not ruined and the Sailors'
Home Is intact. The fire now burning Is
ull east of Van Ness avenue and north
of California street. It will burn Itself
out down to the North Heaeh water front.
The Postal company today restored lis
cable connection with the Orient by estab
lishing a station nt Ocean Beach, but
there Is no service yet for delivering mes
sages there. Thousands of members of
families are separated, ignorant of one
another's whereabouts and without means
of ascertaining. The police today opened
up a bureau of registration to bring
It Is impossible to secure a vehicle ex
cept at extortionate prices. One merchant
yesterday engaged a teamster and horses
and wagon, agreeing to pay Sfio an hour.
Charges of 30 for carrying trunks a few
blocks was common. The police and mili
tary seize teams wherever they require
them, their wishes being enforced at re
volver point It the owner proves Indis
posed to comply with the demands.
Mayor Schmltx looked weary this morn
ing, but he was energetically at work at
his desk, having had little or no sleep. A
policeman reported this morning that two
grocery stores In the neighborhood were
closed, although the clerks were present.
"Smash the stores open," ordered the
mayor, "and guard them."
Ko Evidence of Weakness.
BAN FRANCISCO, April 20.-The people
of San Francisco, homeless and starving,
are facing the awful calamity which has
overtaken them, and literally swept the
great city practically out of existence, with
a spirit of resigned fortitude which must
command the admiration of the world.
There Is no evidence of weakness among
the crowds of stricken people, moving back
reluctantly upon each advance of the de
stroying flames, which continue to sweep
westward toward the ocean, with the grim
manner of those who go down In defeat
before an Irresistible force with which it
Is hopeless to contend.
Conquered for the moment, but un
daunted, the bravery exhibited by men,
women and children In face of overwhelm
ing disaster is that of a race destined to
arise stronger than ever before out of the
ruins which now surround them. .
City WIH Be Rebuilt.
There Is little left today of tha great
American metropolis by the Golden Gate,
a city of magnificent splendor, wealthier
and more prosperous than Tyre and Bldon
of olden time, enriched by the mines of
Ophlr.i Shorn of Its many glories, its pal
aces and vast commercial emporiums lev
eled to the earth. Its wide area of homes,
where dwelt a happy and prosperous peo
ple, prostrate In ashes, It will rise again
still greater In magnificence, a monument
to the courage and indomitable spirit shown
by Its Inhabitants during the present awful
Inaaranre Companies at Work.
The Insurance companies nave aircaay
taken up the serious question of adjust
ment of losses. It was stated officially
yesterday that the companies have decided
to pay dollar for dollar on all losses,
whether occasioned by fire or earthquake.
This will mean, if the loss totals l.uu.wo.t"',
as is believed It will, that $Ui0OC,0v0 will
be paid Into the pockets of San Franclso
really owners, and with this as a start new
structures will soon be In course of erec
tion on the sites of the old.
The Flremm's Fund and the Home Ma
rine, both local corporations, win, u is
said, be the principal sufferers. The losses
are divided among eighty insurance com
panies and It is stated authoritatively all
claims will be satisfactorily adjusted and
that no company will be so weakened that
It 1U b forced to suspend.
The Pacific Coast managers of the tire
Insurance companies which have suffered
by the ftr will meet tomorrow in Oak
land to discuss the situation.
Bread has alreaay sold as high as II a
loaf In the stricken city, and two loaves
and a can of sardines brought In one la-
OAKLAND, Cal., April 20 It was re
ported at 11:30 p. m. that the fire. In the
neighborhood of the ferry building had
SAN FRANCISCO. April 20.At S o'clock
tonight the Are was raging over fifty acres
of the water front lying between Bay street
and the end of Melggs and Fisherman's
wharf. To the eastward It extended down
to the sea wall, but had not reached tha
piers, which lie n quarter of a mile toward
The cannery and warehouses of the
Central California Canneries company, to
gether with 2n.cmn rases of canned fruit,
was totally destroyed, as also was the
Impson and other lumber companies' yards.
The flames had reached the tanks of the
San Francisco Gas company, which had
previously been pumped out, and were
burning the ends of the grain sheds, five
In number, which extend further out toward
Flame and smoke hid from view the ves
seJs that lay off shore, vainly attempting
to check the fire. No water was available
except from the water side, and it was not
" me Department was
able to turn its attention to this point.
Al 6 ?-lock It was believed the fire had
ueen cnecKea at Van Ness avenue and
Filbert street. The buildings on a high
slope between Van Ness and Polk, Union
and Filbert streets, were blazina flercelv.
fanned by a high wind, but the block was
so sparsely settled that the fife appeared
to have but a slender chance of crossing
Van Ness at this point.
Mayor Schmitz, who directed the opera
tions at this point, conferred wtlh the mili
tary authorities and decided that It was
not necessary to dynamite the buildings on
the west side of Van Ness. This would
seem to assure the safety of what remains
of Western addition. It is the only point
of exposure to which this section of the
city was subjected. As much of the fire
department as could be collected was
assembled to make a stand at this point.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20,-Eleven
postal clerks were taken from the debris
of the postofflce today. All were thought
to be dead, but It was found that although
they were buried In the stone every one
was alive. They had been for three days
without food or water. All the mall was
stance $3.60. But this condition of affairs
will not be permitted to last long.
Will Stop Speculation.
In towns across the bay the master
bakers have met and fixed the price of
bread at 6 cents a loaf, with the under
standing that they will refuse to sell to
retailers who attempt to charge famine
prloes. The committee of citizens now In
charge of the situation in the stricken
city will also use every effort to keep the
price of food down to ' the ordinary price.
This committee of safety, composed of
fifty of the leading citizens of San Fran
cisco, with Mayor Schmlu at Its head, will
meet toduy to tuke ail necessary steps for
the protection and assistance of the vic
tims of the Are.
Three relief stations for the homeless
have already been established by the gen
eral committee. These stations are the
temporary homes of the homeless. The
stations are at Golden Gate park. Presidio
and Sun Bruno road.
By order of the general committee, a,;
remaining stores were entered by the police
last night and their goods connscated.
Caravuns of provisions ure now on their
way to three relief stations.
In the meantime the hills and beaches of
San Francisco look like an immense
For miles through the park and ulong
the beaches, from Ingleslde to the sea
wall at North Beach, the homeless are
encamped in tents, makeshifts rigged up
from a few sticks of woods and a blanket
or sheet. Some few of the more fortunate
and having better transportation facilities
than were afforded the majority of the
victims of the terrible catastrophe, man
aged to pile regulation tents on any vehi
cles that had the semblance of a vehicle of
any kind available, and therefore ars more
Goldtn Gate park and tha Panhandle
APRIL 21, 1906
FOR THE RELIEF OF SAN
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pt plow-cS '
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20. The three
story lodging house at Fifth and Minna
streets collapsed and over Heventy-five dead
bodies have been taken out. Thero are at
least fifty other dead bodies exposed. This
building was one of the first to take fire
on Fifth street. At least 100 peoplo were
lost In the Cosmopolitan on Fourth street.
The only building standing between Mis
sion, Howard, Kast and Stewart streets Is
the San Pablo hotel, which Is occupied and
running. The shot tower at First and
Howard streets Is gone. This landmark
was built forty years ago. The Rlwdnn
ironworks Is partially destroyed. The Great
Western smelting and refining works
cscuped damage, also the Mutual electrlo
light works, with slight damage to the
American Rubber company, Vletegasa
Kngine company, Folger Bros.' coffee and
spice house is also uninjured and the firm
Is giving away large quantities of bread,
and 71111k. Many are dropping dead from
the heat and from suffocation.
Over 150 peoplo are reported lost In the
Brunswick hotel. Seventh and Mission
NEW YORK, April 20The Western
Unlon received the following dispatch from
gan Francisco shortly after 9 o'clock (Pa-
clflc coast time):
"The fire in the residence section has
been stopped and on Octavla street is now
confined to Telegrnph hill. Inasmuch as
there is a large burned area between thut
part of Telegraph hill now on fire and the
section of the city further west and since
the fire Is practically out In this burned
area the flames will probably not spread
much farther In this section. One great
danger which may lead to fresh fires about
the city Is likely to be the kindling of fires
In stoves by Ignorant persons. There is
scarcely a chimney In town that is safe to
trust to a stove fire."
WASHINGTON, April V.-The Navy de
partment today received a telegram from
Rear Admiral McCalla, commanding the
Mare Island navy yard, stating that the
warships under construction at the Union
Iron worka are uninjured. He also stated
that the loss of life is much exaggerated.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 20.-Th report
that the famous Cliff house had toppled
Into the sea cannot be verified and Is
probably untrue. In the confusion It is
Impossible to get to It.
looks like one vast camping ground. It
Is said that fully 100,000 persons, Including
rich and poor, sought refuge In Golden
Gate park alone, fully 100,000 more home
less ones located at the other place of
Moreno In Open Air.
- Portsmouth square has Known many nota
ble and some sensational uses since Its his
tory began, none more so probably than
that to which it was put yesterday when
It became for the time a public morgue.
Between twenty and thirty corpses were
laid side by aide upon the trodden grass
for lack of a more suitable place for their
temporary resting place.
It Is said when the flames threatened to
reach the square, the dead, mostly uniden
tified, wero removed to Columbia square,
where they were burled when danger
threatened that quarter.
Out at the Presidio soldiers pressed Into
service all men who came near the Pre
sidio and forced them to labor at burying
the dead. So thick were the corpses piled
up that they were becoming a ruenaco and
early in the day tho order was issued to
bury them ut any cost. The soldiers were
needed for other work, so at the point of
rifles citizens were compelled to take to
the work of burying. Some objected at
first, but the troops stood no trifling and
every man who came in reach was forced
to work at least one hour.
Rlrh and l'oor Work Side by Side.
Rich men who bad never done much
work labored ry the side of worklngmen,
digging trenches in the sand for the sepul
chre of thu.-'e who fell victims to the awf il
calamity. At the present writing many
still remulr unbuiied and the soldiers are
still pressing men Into service.
Today and tomorrow have been made
legal holidays In addition to yesterday.
This, it la believed, will give tha bankers
- SIXTEEN TAGES.
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LOADED WITH PROVISIONS ON
of San Francisco time to be In a position
to meet the demands of tho depositors
and the danger of a financial crisis will bo
The state nnd banks of the United
States In general have telegraphed guar
anteeing support to the local financial In
stitutions in this trying hour and arrange
ments have already been made whereby
It can be definitely stated every depositor
will bo paid in full.
Hospital on nock.
The Folsom street dock was turned Into
a temporary hospital yesterday, the harbor
hospital being unable to accommodate all
the Injured who were brought there.
About 100 patients were stretched on the
dock at one time. In the evening tugs
conveyed them to Goat Island, where they
were lodged In the hospital. The docks
from Howard ctreet to Folsom street have
been saved, and the Are at this point was
not permitted to creep further east than
To add to the horrors of the general
situation and general alarm of many
people, who ascribed the cause of the
subterranean trouble to another convulsion
of nature, explosions of sewer gas here
lately ribboned and ribbed many streets.
Yesterday afternoon a Vesuvius In minia
ture was created by such an upheaval at
Bryant and Eighth streets. Cobblestones
were hurled twenty feet upward and dirt
vomited out of the ground. -
There Is an Immediate prospect for a
large supply of water. Officers of the
Spring Valley Water company stated last
night that they expect to be able to fur
nish the city with 10,000,000 gallons of
water today or tomorrow. There Is water
now west of Van Ness avenue, and the en
gines there are fighting the fire with fresh
water. In the Mission district there is
water, but there are no engines and the
Are Is burning as It will.
Cattle Stampede Fatal.
Another series of fatalities took place
yesterday, caused by the stampeding of a
herd of cattle at Sixth and Folsom streets.
Three hundred of the panic-stricken animals
ran amuck when they saw and felt the
flames and charged wildly down the street,
trampling under foot all who were In the
way. One man was gorod through and
through by a maddened bull. At least a
dozen persons, It Is said, were killed. The
death is reported of Dr. J. C. Stinson, a
well known young physician and former
member of the city Board of Health, who
was killed in his room at the California
hotel Wednesday morning. When the great
shock shook that building the side of Sttn
son's room In an upper story caved In,
burying him as he lay In bed. With hard
work he was subsequently taken out, but
death had evidently been Instantaneous.
The Call says this morning that a prom
inent president of one of the San Fran
cisco bunks has wired directions to his
manager to place 13,000,000 in the hands
of the citizens' relief and restoration com
mittee, to be used at his discretion In the
Immediate work of attending to tha wants
of the stricken people of Ban Francisco.
Hose Money Comes.
ACdlilonal subscriptions have been made
to the San Francisco relief as follows:
Gordon Blandir.g, 110,000; Carnegie hero
fund, 15,000; Clarke Mackay, New York,
15,000; Mrs. John W. Mackay, Paris. $5,000;
Gugfitnhelms Bros., New York. 150,000;
Browrt Bros.. New York, $10,000; Charles
Sweeney. New York. $10,000; Heidelbach
Ecklehelmer, New York, $10,000; H. M.
Rogers. Boston, $500; National Park bank.
New York. $5,0U0; city of Worcester, Mass.,
$5,000; total, $ll,f00.
The residents of Oakland, Alameda and
other cities across the bay are extending
hospitality to refugees, who are coming
from the city by the thousands. In addi
tion churches and large halls have been
thrown open for their accommodation, a
privilege of which many of the ,homeless
and worn-out people are glad to take ad
The work ot clearing up the wrecked city
has ulready been begun at the water front
In the business section of the town. A
force of lta men was employed this morn
ing, under the direction of the street de
partment, clearing up the debris and put
ting the streets in proper condition.
MAXV VICTIMS l. CHISATOWST
People I sable to Escape from taverns
Huadred Feet Deep.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., April .-"Strange
Is the scene where San Francisco's China
town stood." says W. W. Overton, who
reut tied Ixs Angeles toduy among the
refugees. "No heap of smoking ruins
marks the site of the wooden warrens
where the slant-eyed men of . the orient
dwelt In thousands. The place la pitted
SINGLE COPV THREE CENTS.
THE WAY TO UNION DEPOT.
with deep holes and seared with dark pn.
sageways, from whose depths come smoke
wreaths. All the wood has gone and the
winds are streaking the ashes.
"Men, white men, never knew the depth
of Chinatown s underground city, says
Mr. Overton. "They often talked of these
subterranean runways. And many of them
had gone beneath the street levels, two and
three stories. But now that Chinatown
has been unmasked, for the destroyed
buildings were only a mask, men from the
hillside have looked Into Its inner secret
chnmlMTS. In places they ran see passages
l'TO feet deep.
"The fire swept this Mongolian section
clean. It left no shred of the painted
wooden fabric It ate down to the bare
ground and this lies stark, for the breezes
have taken away the light ashes. Joss
houses and mission srhools, grocery stores
and opium dens, gambling hells and thea
ters-nil of them went. The buildings
blazed up like tissue paper iHnterns when
the fluttering candles touched their sides.
"From this place I. following the fire,
saw hundreds of fright-rrazed yellow men
flee. In their arms they hore their opium
pipes, their money bags, their silks and
their children. Besides them ran the baggy-
trousered women, and some of them hob
"But these were the men and women of
the surfare. Far beneath the street levels
In those cellars 'and passageways were
other lives. Women who' never saw the
day from their darkened prisons and blink
ing jailors were caught like rats In a huge
"And now there remain only the holes.
They pit the hillside like a multitude of
ground swallow nests. They show depths
which the police never knew. The secret
of those burrows will never be known, for
Into them the hungry Are first sifted Its
red coals and then licked eagerly In tongues
of creeping flames, finally obliterating
everything except the earth Itself."
RECONSTRUCTION WORK BEGINS
Bankers and Bnalnesa Men Plan
OAKLAND, Cal., April 20. Tonight Oak
land Is a vast city of refuge and an Intelli
gence office for the Innumerable thousands
of refugees from San Francisco. A great
section of the cosmopolitan population of
that stricken city has taken every avail
able space that offers Itself in Oakland
and shelter and food are being provided
for all, though the relief committee Is taxed
to the limit of Its powers.
The tremendous and almost hopeless task
has been begun of trying to reunite scat
tered families, of getting trace of lost ones,
of determining whether the missing are
dead or still safe somewhere In the great
and tangled mass of stricken refugees thut
spreads itself over all the country through
a thousand highways on this side of the
bay and In San Mateo county to the
south of San Francisco. Messages are
sucked yards high In all the telegraph
offices waiting to be sent throughout the
The conditions warrant utter despair and
panic, but through It all the people are
trying to be brave and falter not.
This city has temporarily taken the
place of San Francisco as the metropolis
of the Pacific coust and here the finance
kings, the bankers and merchants of the
8 an Francisco of yesterday are gathering
and conferring and getting Into shape the
first plans for the rebuilding of the burned
city and preventing a widespread financial
panio that In the first tart of the awful
catastrophe seemed certain. In the face
of enormous loss and the complete wiping
out of the commercial life of the empire
city of the Pacific, the leaders of trade
and commerce are cheerful thut all will
be well In the end. The governor, the
bank commissioners, the architects, the
insurance officers, and the representatives
of many of the largo commercial enter
prises are In the city urranging offices and
clearing the way for thu smooth adjust
ment of affairs that will lighten the heavy
hund of disaster that has leveled every,
thing In common ruin. The big men of the
state are here assisting In the work of re
organization. The news thut the money
in the vaults of thu banks of Ban Fran
cisco is safe and thut all the banks will
pay in full as soon aa calm takes the
place of the disorder of the present
done much to prevent punlr.
The big construction companies here
have opened Ui employment offices and
tonight liuudr-ds of survivors have been
employed to be sent immediately to the
quarries that there muy be no lack
building and repair material. Already many
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Fite Cars of Provinions Go to California
for the Sufferers.
REACH THERE WITHIN SIXTY HOURS
Union Pacific Gives the Fastest of Trains
to Hasten Help.
WHOLE CITY JOINS IN WORK OF RELIEF
Ten Thousand Dollars as Starter for Con
tributions in Cash.
ALL CLASSES MAKE THIS WORK PARAMOUNT
For Present Gate City Knows Only Ravished
Bitter at Golden Gate.
NO TIME TO DWELL ON SELFISH INTERESTS
Financial, Indnatrlal. Kdaeatlonal.
lteliitlou Kleuieata of Omaha Jola.
la t.lurlou Work of Adnilnla.
terlnit to llaoian Manta.
To Mayor Schmitz, San Francisco.
The peoplo of Omaha deeply .sym
pathize with tho citizens of your
city. Thu torrilio ullllcllon makes
our hearts ache.
Wo are sending provisions and
more will follow.
, H. B ZIMMAN, Mayor.
Guy C. Barton tsnce
George A, Joslyn i.o;jl
t Irst National hank .V-
Merchants' National bank
Wright & Wilhe'.my company...
i nonius KiiiiHtrick comnany
Haywurd Bros. Shoe company 1'k
William G. Maul
1'eonle s Store
T. J. Mahoncv ..
G. M. Hitchcock
11. T. Clarke pn
Methane Lumber Co 1"0
A. Nash ion
Omaha Bee i,f.
Sunderland Bros lyrt
I'. E. Her iu
Oscar Harper oi
A. M. (.-o iiiur
J. B. Ralph
H. H. Baldiigo 55
Omaha Stove Repair Works 2
m . micnaeisen 20
Triangle Iodne. J,
W. L. Coakley is
W. M. Davidson
Russell Brokerage company 2
w. r . mieiton 20
C. C. Slehhlns
Vv. F. Gurley 6
Charles Itosewater. M. D in
H. W. McCInuahan 10
J. Ivl 10
Carl Engcl lander f
J. F. Burgess 5
W. F. Gurley 6
D. P. Marsh 6
Charles rJlorz ft
O P. Morrell 2
G. W. Tanner 1
The above amount of caah subscriptions
to the relief fund was In the hands of
Luther Drake, treasurer of the committee,
by the middle of yesterday afternoon. Sev
eral thousand dollars in addition has been
pledged and is as good as collected. Some
of the larger subscriptions not yet paid
John A. Crelghton $ Bito
M. E. Smith Sr. Co 250
Paxton & Gallagher
Byrne-Hammer Dry Goods Co 2M
Home Miller 2
Midland Glass and Faint Co l
Orchard A- Wllhelm Carpet Co pin
John P. Breen IK)
J. L. Brandeis & Sons l')
Omaha's first relief to the stricken people
of California left yesterday shortly before
g p. m. on a special passenger coach train
on the Union Pacific, running as a section
of, the California-Oregon express. It con
sisted of five baggage cars loaded with
meats, canned soup, condensed milk, rice,
flour, beans, coffee, bacon, corned beef,
miscellaneo jh edibles and canned goods.
Two of the cars were loaded entirely with
meats. Besides these the train carried four
baggage cars loaded with government tents
and supplies from Omaha and Chicago.
Superintendent Ware's private car also was
'Frisco Relle TnJ from Omaha.
Huge banners on both sldet of the train,
furnished Vy the Omaha Gun.Mng System,
' 'Frisco Relief Train from Omaha."
Mayor Zimman, Superintendent Morris of
the Associated Charities, Rev. Newman
Hall Burdlck and Charles II. Pickens per
sonally superintended the loading and saw
the train made up and started. Shortly
after they tucked on the banners Governor
Mickey appeared. The governor hud mad
a special trip to Omaha on business Co a
nected with the relief of the Callforulant
and was leaving for the state capital. Hsj
made this stutement:
"I have conferred with the officers of the
Union Pacific, Burlington and Northwest
ern roads and arrangements have beeu
made, whereby the Union Pacific will accept
carload lots of relief supplies from any
other road at junction points for transmis
sion to San Francisco. All over Nebraska
the people nre responding nobly to the call.
Cars from Oat In Mate.
"Cars for the sufferers are now being
loaded with foodstuffs and clothing in Polk
county, which will send two cars, and at
Btromsburg, David City, Nebraska City,
Aurora, Blair and other places. I am Im
mensely pleased that Omaha has been so
prompt with the tescue work. I conferred
with Treasurer Drake of the local commit
tee. The relief work in this state will be
centralized ut Omaha and Lincoln. Clucks
. and supplies 111. ly be sent to
j Guy C. Barton in Omaha
of ' at Lincoln. Localities that have less than
I carload lots to send will confer a favor
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