Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 23, 1906)
THE OMAHA DAILY BEEi MONDAY, AHUL 23, 1900.
EXTENT OF BURNED DISTRICT
Aisociated Pms IkprewiiUtiv Makes
Tonr of ths City,
TWENTY-SIX WILtS AROUND THE TRACT
Area Inelndes pracllrillr All of the
rnmntrriil and Financial District '
and Moat off Densely Pnpn
lated Residence Dlilrift,
BAN rnANCIflCO. April 22.-The fire,
havlna, exhausted Itself with the exception
of the still flaming ember In a thousand
places here and there through the burned
district, the Associated Press, for the pur
pose ot determining with accuracy the
boundaries of the conflagration, sent out
an automobile today, ' which skirted the
Are on all sides. The register of the ma
chine showed It had traveled twenty-six
nil I p, which, therefore, may be taken as
the length of the line 6n which the flames
traveled. This area Included the commer
cial, financial and most of the densely
packed residence district, with splendid
Institutions and mansions which had crown
tip with, the progress -of the city. The
start of the (our was made from the Pa
cific .niait dock at the Corner of First and
J:ramta, streets. Traveling along the
north line of Bmanan, the fire ate Its way
to Second, where. It crossed the street and
consumed the warehouse of the great wine
firm ef Lachman A Jacob! at theNiojith-
cast corner of Brannan and Second; thence
It moved along the west side of King to
Townsend and along Hhe north line of
Townsend. to Seventh. On this particular
front it ukr-d. up the building of the
Bomriern-tTicjiio at ourtn ana rownscna.
This building was formerly the main office
of the system under the Huntington re
adme, but of late years has been used
for the auditors of the freight and passes
ger departments. Only the records were
Spirit of City Shown.
Hut directly In front of the ruins there
was evidences of the undaunted spirit
that animates the citizens of San Francisco
at t this time, for 1H men were at work
clearing away the debris from Fourth
street fn order1 that the Southern Pacific
mignt run spur tracks nortn to rourtn
and Market for the purpose of carrying
away the Immense masses of brick and
ruined material which litters that section.
In this connection it is noted that the
freight and passenger depots along the
southern end of Townsend as far as Third
street, though built in the most fragile
manner and of the most perishable mater
ials, were not so much as scorched.
Standing at the corner of Fourth and
Townsend streets one's eye caught the
ruins of the great Catholic church of St.
Hose, distant one block on Rrannan near
Fourth, which same eight years ago sur
fered a visitation of Are and had only
lately risen on Its ruins In what seemed
to be Imperishable brick and stone.
From Townsend. at the corner of
Seventh, the fire burned along the east
line of Seventh northerly half way to
Tlrannan. which -. crossed and burned
half of the black on the south of Bran
nan between Seventh and Eighth. Iti
a northerly direction It burned along the
line of Klghth to Bryant, thence along
in. niiiiiii iiiin 01 pryHni nair way to
Xtnth. thence along the north line j of
Bryant to Juniper, a small street naif
way distant between Tenth and Eleventh
xparlng the northeast corner of Eleventh
-' an- Iirrsnt, " therrre nlnn "the east line
"t Juniper to Harrison, thence along the
north line of Fourteenth to Folsom, Jump
ing the street at that point to lick up
' the building at the southeast corner of
Folsom and Fourteenth, thence half way
along the west line of Folsom to Fif
teenth, but leaving Intact the structure
at the northwest corner of Fifteenth and
Folsom. Along the north line of Four
teenth It ate Its way to Shotwell and
along the west line of Shotwell to Fif
. teenth. Skirting the n orth line of Fif
teenth. It traveled to Howard and along
the west line of Howard to Eighteenth,
where It again diverged northerly along
lho north line of Eighteenth as far as
Fire Insurance Co.
The following telegram received from the home office
of the company by J. F. MeSween, special agent, viz.:
, "The Franklin will pay San Francisco losses soon as
adjusted, and will continue to furnish reliable indemnity
against fire hazard, as it has done for more than three-quarters
of a century."
(Signed) CHARLES S. IIOLLINGSIIEAD,
, ' Manager.
; JOHN W. BOBBINS,
' ; ' Agent. .
It. C. PETERS & CO., Agents.
nmmmmnrntrm m is .a, wn mmuwii. . ., isiijiiimhiiuui usi i i i i m
,-tnr.H wr rt nui m siwrni Itiitmnn tmw'h - nr i -fffV" mt n ills i iTliil i i 'iVW
Springfield Fire and Marine
of Springfield, Mass.
Cash capital, all paid up. .
Re-Insurance reserve .
Reserved for all unsettled claims 225,304.47
Net surplus 2,024,000.40
Chicago, April 21, 1906.
To Agents and Policy Holders:
; If every risk of the Springfield in San Francisco is de
stroyed, the company will be able to pay promptly and in
full out of its net surplus.
A. J. HARDING, Manager Western Department.
Carp and thence along the west line of
ome Bnlldlnaa Spared.
In this Immediate district it was noted
that the block bounded by Seventeenth
and Eighteenth and Howard and .Shot
well, though spared by the flsmes, had
been terrlMy shaken by the quake. In
some Instances the houses were a mM'
of ruins. It being thought that all of the
buildings In that block, the only two that
might be saved from the wrecker, were
those of lawyer W. C. Grace's at 1539
Howard. Even the Catholic church of
St. Charles at Corwell and Eighteenth
appeared to b unsafe. The streets In
this riclnlty were sunk from six to eight
feet In places and the earth opened In
great gaps, while the, rails of the street
railroad system were twisted and broken.
In Its progress the conflagration con
sumed all the dwellings along the west
line of Capp to a point half way between
Nineteenth and Twentieth, leaving Intact
the row of residences fronting on the
northerly line of Twentieth between Capp
and the Mission, thence It burned along
the north line of Twentieth to Iwlores,
at which point It was stayed by the great
openings which were formerly the Jew
ish cemeteries of this city, but which
have been within a few years purchased
by the municipality and were in process
of being converted Into a pleasure ground.
Here are encamped some ot the many
thousands who are homeless.
Karly Fire ftabdned.
Before leaving this district it might be
mentioned that an Independent fire was
started Wednesday morning Immediately
after the tremblor In the dry goods store
of Llpmftn at the corner of Twenty-second
and Mission streets. This fire burned over
an area of 150x300 feet, but, there being
water' In the mains at that time, waa
checked. Traveling northerly on Dolores
from Twentieth street there was nothing
but a waste to be seen on the east line
of Dolores, scarcely a vestige remaining
of the handsome structure erected by the
sisters of Notre Dame. At the' northerly
end of Dolores, where It meets the exten
sion of Market street, the flames were dl
verted by the great, bare cut at that place.
eating easterly along the southern line of
Clinton Park "to Querero, along the east
line of Gucrero. ruining In their course the
half constructed hospital of St. Catharine
to Market, whence they spread along the
southerly side of that thoroughfare east
erly to Cough; thence along the east line
of Gough to Pearce, to the north line of
Page, half way to Octavia, sparing the
row of buildings along the easterly line
of Octavia as far as Fell, where they
reached to the easterly line of Octavia and
along that line northerly to Fulton, where
on the west side they were fronted by a
half-burned block that had been consumed
by a fire started by an overturned lamp
on the morning of the earthquake. Along
the southerly line of McAllister the flames
made their way to Gough. stopping long
enough to consume the northwest corner
of Gough and McAllister; thence along the
easterly line of Gough to Golden Gate ave
nue: thence along the southerly line of
Golden Gate avenue to Van Ness and along
the easterly line of Van Ness to Sutter,
where they crowd to the west side and
burned the Mocks from the north line of
Butter and the east line of Franklin
through to Clay
Many of City's Finest Mansions.
In thin district were Included some most
splendid mansions of the city, chief among
which was the majestlo home of Claus
Spreckles at the southwest corner of Clay
and Van Ness. Thia splendid piece of ar
chitecture, done In brown stone In the
chateau style and adorned with all that
wealth and taste could gather, still stands,
Wealth blackened by the ordeal and divested
of all Its'beauty, a melancholy testimony.
of the futility cf human endeavor.'
Still burning along the easterly side of
Van Ness toward Fort Mason the fire
reached Greenwich, along the south line
of which It spread to I-arkln and along
the east line of Lark in to Lombard; then
along the south line of Lombard to Hyde
and along the esat line of Hyde to Chest
nut, thence from the south line of Chest
nut to Taylor, thence to Bay, to Mason
and down the east side of Mason to the
Within the vast waste of smoldering
embers' were found three oases, where
human beings still have their habitats as
before the great conflagration. One of these
.... .$7,156,531 . 72
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Monday and TTarmrr In Cast
IMBht or Tuesday.
Temoeratnre at Omaha Yesterday!
Honr. Dear. Hoar. Dec.
ft a. m 4A In. ......""
H a. m 4.1 . ra At
T a. m 4A a p. m M
a. m 4A 4 p. an
n a. m 4T R p. m
10 a. m IM p. m...... A3
11 t. m A4 T p. iff t
13 m BO p. iff KH
9 p. . BS
was to be seen on the very summit of
Telegraph Hill, where perhaps a score of
homes still stand.
At the northeast corner of Jones and
Green streets the residence of O. D. Bald
win, the real estate dealer in the Mills
building. Is still habitable. Across the
way at the northwest Mrs. Edward Huber
has preserved her home. On the southerly
line of Green at loos to 10U 'are to be
found the residences Of Mr. Kirk Harris,
George J. Phillips, B. J. Blrdsall. William
Hanke, Charles O'Brien and Martin Fuss
ier. In this cluster are also the homes of
H. P. Llvermore, capitalist, on Vallejo be
tween Jones and Taylor; Miss K. M. At
kinson, 1032 Broadway; Homer Parker, 1030
Broadway; Ell Bheppard, capitalist, at
Vallejo and Taylor; Rev. Joseph Worcester,
1030 Vallejo; Livingston Jenks, northwest
corner of Vallejo and Taylor; Thomas
Richardson, lumberman, 1082 Vallejo; Mor
gan Slieppard, 1034 Vallejo; Frank Stone,
Insurance, 1034 Vallejo; Mrs. Virgil Wil
liams, widow of the artist, and of the elder
Polk, father of Willis Polk, the architect.
There are also six sets of flats in this
vicinity which remain Intact. The courage
ous men and women who saved their homes
while a sea of flame raged and roared
about them, in their great thankfullness
for the mercy that has been shown them,
have only this small complaint to make:
That In their distress they have been quit
abandoned by the constituted authorities
and for their protection have organized
a patrol system of their own. each man of
the number taking a two-hour's task of
Some 300 houses lying on the south and
east slopes of Telegraph hill remain to
attest the efficacy of the Juice of the grape
In quenching the flames when water failed.
for in this quarter the householders, many
of whom are Italians, saved their abodes
by a free use of the red wine stored in
their cellars. The walls of the houses show
the stains where the claret soaked sacks
had been used to cool the heated walls of
The one remaining spot unburned within
the district is bounded by Montgomery
Battery.' Jackson and Washington. Within
this district is the appraiser's building, In
which is stored some $500,000 of valuable
wares belonging to the Importing merchants
of San Francisco. The saving of this and
the adjoining buHdlngs Is ascribed to the
herolo endeavors of Captain Wolf and his
men of Company D, Twenty-second United
States infantry, who, with such means aa
they had at hand, succeeded in fighting off
the devouring element.
NEBRASKA TOWSS COJITRIBtTISG
Previsions Betna- Sent West by the
LINCOLN. April 22. (Special.) Gov
ernor Mickey continued- to receive mes
sages from out In the state from thoso
who desired, to contribute to the relief
of the stricken people o f San Francisco
until late last night. No messages havs
been delivered to him today, however.
Two cars of provisions were shipped
out of Lincoln this morning, bought with
the money sent to Governor Mickey, and
more will be sent later. Considerable)
clothing and bedding has been delivered
to the Lincoln Transfer company and this
will be sent on as soon as possible.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., April 2!.-(Spe
clal.) When the various ward committees.
will have completed their canvass of the
city and the subscriptions taken at the
four designated points the three banks and
the Independent shall have been assem
bled, It will be found that this city has
raised approximately 12,000 In caeh for the
relief of the California sufferers. The first
shipment, a carload of 1.200 cases twenty
four cans to a case of Grand Island canned
sweet corn, was sent out over a fast train
yesterday afternoon and is now well on Its
way to the coast. The committee having
the matter in charge believed that, this
being the furthest western point in the
country at which there is a corn canning
plant, this product could naturally be pur
chased at the least cost and a low price
was made to the committee. A reply has
been received to Mayor Rebuff's telegram
of Inquiry from Governor Pardee of Sacra
mento, advising the transmission of cash
to Mayor Schmlti of San Francisco, and
the balance of the subscription may be seut
to the west In cash. A good many carloads
of provisions are coming to this city from
the branches of the Union Pacific.
ALBION, Neb., April 22. (Speclal.)-One
hundred and sixteen, sacks of flour were
shipped yesterday morning by express to
the sufferers of San Francisco. This waa
raised In a short time by subscription as a
gift to the unfortunate of the stricken city.
WAYNE. Neb., April 22. (Special Tele
gram.) The committee selected at Wayne
to secure funds for the Ban Francisco auf
ferers sent $191 to Guy C. Barton at Omaha
VALENTINE. Neb.. April 22. (Special
Telegram.) Liberal subscriptions are be
ing made here for the relief of earthquake
sufferers on the Pacific coast. As
starter a contribution of $220 waa wired
Governor Mickey today In addition to $25
previously sent in.
STEEL BlILDIXQS ARB 1STACT
Modern Strnetarea Stand Earthqaake
SAN FRANCISCO. iAprll 22.-Today prop
erty owners have had an opportunity to
inspect some of their holdings and In
measure to ascertain what damage had
been done. The new modern steel buildings
were found to be almost Intact. In every
instance It seemed that the earthquake
had not damaged them. The steel frames
were In perfect plumb and as strong as
ever. Cornlcee and fancy trimmings fell
but that waa all. Even when the fire
swept through them only the woodwork
was damaged. The Fairmont hotel on Nob
hill will be rushed to completion, the
Claus Spreckels building on Market and
Third street will be occupied in a few days,
the Union Trust building on Montgomery
and Market street has only lost the Interior
woodwork and as soon aa the men can
put in the lumber it will be ready for oc
cupation. The St. Francis hotel la In the
same category and the work of renovating
the Interior will soon be commenced.
An Inspection of the Call building dis
closed the fact that several floors of the
building were In good condition and could
be used as formerly after slight repairs.
The new Monadnock building next to the
Palace hotel was found to be In first-class
condition, even the woodwork In the In
terior was intact, and the owner, Herbert
E. Law, announced tonight that within ten
days he would be renting offices In this
building. The Monadnock building Is a
Urge structure of steel and brick, almost
completed when the fire came. Marble and
lumber have been ordered from Los An
geles and a big force of men will rush the
building to completion.
Make your wants known through the
columns of The Bee want ad psgi.
N PALACE DURING W
Commercial Man BepTeseutinc. Berlin House
Relates Btorj of Earthquake.
PEOPLE THOUGHT IT END OF THE WORLD
Massive structure Sways Like storm-
Tossed Sea and Streets Are
Strewn With Dead la
Otto Kaufman, traveling salesman for
Leonhardts & Co. of Berlin, Germany. Is
a guest at the Her Grand, having arrived
In Omaha from San Francisco Sunday
I was stopping at the Palace hotel."
said Mr. Kaufman, "the morning of tho
earthquake, and passed through an experi
ence I am not likely to forget, I had ar
rived there a day or two before from Port
land. Ore. The night preceding the earth
quake I had been out rather late and being
a pretty sound sleeper I was not awakened
by the first shock. When the second shock
came I was thrown from my bed by its
partly tilting over. I did not .know at the
moment what was happening, and started
to put on my clothes when the swaying
motion increased and X was thrown half
way across the room.
It waa daylight then, and looking out
of the window of my room I was on the
third floor I saw the back part of the
hotel falling and any quantity of stones
and glass coming down from the upper
stories, and at the same time the celling
of my room began crumbling, the plaster
ing falling down In small particles.
Thought Hotel Was On Fire.
"I supposed at this time the hotel was
on fire and ran out Into the hallway. In
the meanwhile the hallway was- crowded
with women In their night dresses and they
were screaming and beeging to be saved. I
did not notice any fire and though cries
were coming from the lower floors to save
ourselves, I ran. back into my room and
gathered up what few clothes I could and
my money, which l.had placed under my
pillow. I felt the, building sinking and
rocking and there was a terrible noise of
crashing wails and splintering glass mingled
with the screams of the women. The upper
stories seemed to settle down onto the
third floor and then the whole building
seemed to be settling down onto the lower
As I came outof my room some women
begged me to go back into their rooms and
get their clothes and diamonds which they
had left on their dresser. I started back,
their room being on the same floor, when
a big policeman grabbed me by the neck
and told me to go ou down stairs or I
would be killed. I told him I waa going
back to look for my wife, which was, of
course, a lie, as my wife was in Germany.
He let go of me and I hurried Into the
room as directed by the women and grabbed
up all the clothes I could lay hands on
and also the jewels lying on the dresser
and hurried out with them and gave them
to the women.
All Get Oat Alive.
"In the meanwhile the great building
was still crashing and seemingly swaying,
and I urged the women to rush down stairs
and follewed them. The second story had
settled down onto the first story and there
was Just room enough for us to walk under
It to the street When I got outside I saw
the building was not on Are, but fire seemed
"The women I helped out were people
named Smith, and 'Mr. Smith met them
as we came down. -'The Smiths and I went
dowjn to tho St. Francis hotel and got our
breakfast there. We, with others, figured
on taking the 11 a. m. ferry to Oakland,
but seeing there was little chance to do
anything connectedly, we decided to get
to the ferry as quickly as possible. We
left the 8U Francis at l):15 Wednesday
morning, at first Intending , to go down
Market street to the ferry, but the street
was black with people, and Union Square,
too, was crowded with a mass of frightened
and terrorised humanity.
"So the Smith party and I started In
another direction. We overhauled a colored
man driving a carriage, and offered to pay
him anything to take us to the ferry. He
was about half drunk and demurred, seem
ing to be terribly frightened. I asked Mr.
Smith for his pistol and I leveled it at the
negro and commanded him to take us. He
wilted and I held the horses' heads while
Mr. Smith and the women got inside the
carriage and then I got up on the seat to
see that the negro drove us properly. We
bad to go in a roundabout way on account
Of the fire everywhere and the great cracks
in the earth, some of them a foot or more
wide. The street car tracks were warped
and twisted a if made of paper. It took
us about an hour and a half to get to the
Dead Strewn on Streets.
"When we first - started down Market
street the bricks and cornices were fulling
from the buildings in all directions and
houses were toppling Into the street. The
electrio wires were down and killed many
horses and people. We aaw dead people
"As we passed along the street near the
ferry we saw scores of sailors and others
who were hilariously drunk, some carrying
bottles of liquor with them and others
boxes of cigars. They would shout to one
another that they were going to have a
good time before the soldiers came.
' "When we got to the ferry boat it waa
the last one to leave the city, leaving the
ferry bouse at 11:16. The soldiers had ar
rived at this time and took charge of
matters. The people were not allowed to
go near the ferry house, but were driven
back up toward town.
"I saw Mr. Coneld of the Metropolitan
opera company. He told me bis company
was absolutely cleaned out and had lost
everything. Some of them did not have
clothes enough to fully clothe themselves.
He was a sight to behold. He had not had
a hair cut for some years and he went
around like a wild man wtlh every hair
standing on end.
People Kept Off Trains.
"The Overland Limited, on which I left
Oakland, had only ten people on it between
California and Ogden. Ail the berths had
been sold, but after the soldiers took
charge of affairs no one was allowed to go
is a wonderful pump that works Inoes
santiy. averaging seventy 60-pound strokes
a minute, and (orcing rrom to JO pounas
ot blood throughout tne body each nun
The power that keeps this wonderful
pump in motion Is nerve-force, the en
ergy furnlahed by the nerves.
Disease, over-exertion, frlsrht. anxiety
alcohol, tobacco and other stimulants
weuken these nerves, Dut me neart. In
stead of stopping, makes extraordinary
efforts and rauaes heart strain.
Then comes shortness of breath, heart
palpitation, disslness, etc., because the
nerves are too weak to furnish power,
Take tne only sare rumeay.
Dr. Miles' Heart Cure
It feeds, strengthens) and 'builds up the
nerves and muscles of the heart So they
can supply the necessary energy.
"Dr. Miles' Heart Cure is a marvelous
remedy, i always ae it when cardlao
trouble Is present, it meets the Indie'
tior.s surely and completely." C. F. P.
BL'RCliMORE, M. Dr. Mass. Ave,
The nrn bottle will benefit. If not t&e
wrucei wui return yuur money.
near the Ferry depot, which waa thought
to be sinking. The engineer stopped his
train every few minutes and we ran very
slowly, aa we feared collision with another
train going into San Franclsoo. We ran
without a dining ear conductor, as he had
gone back Into town to get some supplies
and could not get back to his train.
The passengers on the Limited carried
telegrams by the hundreds from people In
Oakland to relatives and friends In dif
ferent parts of the country, and we would
file them at stations along the way, most
of them at Ogden, where there were wires
to all points. In Wyoming every1 station
we came to was crowded with ranchers
who had beard rumors of the earthquake
and wanted to know the particulars. Bait
Lake City papers that the porters carried
on the trains brought from 60 cents to II
each at these stations.
Wild Rimri f the Extent.
"Before leaving San Francisco there were
many wild rumors regarding the extent of
the earthquake. We were told that Port
land, Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver and all
of the western half of Washington and
Oregon had disappeared into the sea, also
that Chicago was wrecked by the earth
quake, as well as Minneapolis, St Paul
and Omaha. We almost believed It, too.
for the terror was so great In Ssn Fran
cisco and Oakland that we thought the
world was coming to an end.
When I reached Denver, being the first
man to arrive there direct from Ban Fran
cisco sinoe the earthquake, I waa besieged
at the Brown Palace hotel with people
who had friends In San Francisco and
wanted to know some of the particulars
and the fate of their friends. One man
came to me and asked If I could tell him
anything of his people. Of course I could
not, but Just then it occurred to me that
a party named Wilson had given me a tele
gram at San Francisco to some one named
Wilson in Denver, telling that his family
was all right. This message I filed at
Ogden. Wilson said, 'I got the telegram,
thank God,' and then he threw his arms
around me, kissed me and cried Ilka a
child, asking me In the meanwhile If I
could tell him any more about his people,
Sort of Seasickness.
"It Is pretty hard to try to tell Just
what my sensations were during the earth
quake. It wss a sort of seasickness while
I waa in the Palace hotel; seemed to take
my breath and made me sick at my
stomach. In coming through on the
sleeper every time the car would stop I
would wake up startled and felt almost the
"A peculiar feature of the earthquake
was the eimultaneousness with which the
Are broke out over lu the direction of
Chinatown and in a hundred points at
once. This was, of course, caused by the
breaking of the gas mains and the ex
plosions of coal oil and gasoline, which is
very largely used for cooking In Chinatown
and tenement districts. I noticed that the
steel structured buildings stood the shock
the best. With some of them the steel
frames are standing, but the brick and
stone work has been torn away by the
shock. The apparently solidly built struc
tures and lighter frame structures were
first to give way.
Stores Open Over In Oakland.
"Many of the great department stores
will open immediately in Oakland. All of
them have unlimited credit in the east.
For a time they will sell only the cheaper
grades of goods. Buyers for these great
stores in the east have been wired to
buy everything they can get and ship it
at once to Oakland.
"Oh. yes; San Francisco will be rebuilt
grander and better than ever.
'Tea, I lost all of my personal baggage
at the Palace hotel. However, I had
shipped my sample trunks from Portland
via Ogden and thus saved tbem.
"When the city was burning In all dl
rectlons and that was as soon as the peo
ple got out in to the open away from
falling buildings, like at Union square the
men, women and children stolcaly stood
there expecting at any moment to be en
gulfed In a general catastrophe and seem
ingly fascinated with the possibility of
death or to be swallowed up In the earth.
Many of them thought the end of the
world waa at hand and simply waited for
the end, almost as If enjoying the prospect
of seeing the end of the world.
"I didn't look at It that way, but con
eluded to get out of there, and did. Some
ot them actually laughed at us for think
ing we could escape."
PROCLAMATION BY PRESIDENT
Reejaests That All Donations Be For
warded In Care of Red Cross.
WASHINGTON, April 22. -The following
statement was Issued from the White
House this afternoor.:
To the Pub'llc: After a full consultation
with Secretary Taft, the president of the
American National Red Cross association,
who Is also secretary ot war, and is con
trolling the army work and the expendi
ture of the money, probably $2,600,000, ap
propriated and to be appropriated by con
gress tor tne relief or Han irrancisco,
wish to make the following sugKestions:
Contributions both in money and In all
kinds are being given most generously for
the relief ot those who have suffered
through this appalling calamity. Unless
there Is a proper organization for the
handling of these contributions they will
lit large part be wasted and will in large
part fall to reach the verv people whom
It is most to be desired they should re&cn,
The American. National Red Cross associa
tion has sent out to take charge of the
relief work Dr. Edward Devlne, general
secretary of the charity organisation so
ciety of New York, whose experience has
teen .very large in work or this Kina. it.
Devlne will work in conjunction with
Judge Morrow, United States circuit Judge
of the Ninth circuit and the head of the
California Red Cross association. General
Funston has already been directed to co
operate with Dr. Devine and has advised
the secretary of war that he will do so,
Secretary Metcaif, who is on his way to
the Pacific slope, will at once put himself
In touch with Dr. Devlne, us well aa with
the iudae. the governor of California and
the mayor of San Francisco, to see if there
Is anything else the administration can no.
and he will assist in all possible ways
the effort to systemise what is being done.
I recommend that all charitable and relief
organisations and individuals who desire
to contribute do so through the Red Cross
association, and that where provisions and
supplies be sent they be consigned to Dr.
Devlne, Red Cross, San Francisco, and
that Dr. Devlne be notified by telegraph
of the consignments. At the same time
Mr. Jacob H. Boh Iff. the treasurer of the
New York Red Cross association In New
York, may be notified that the consign
ments have been sent to Dr. Devlne, or
else the notification can be sent to lion
Charles H. Keep, assistant secretary of
the treasury. Washington. D. C and treas
urer of the American National Red Cross
association. I also suggest that all con
trlhutiona that have already been for
warded be brought to the attention of Dr.
Devlne by telegraph, which telegram should
state the name and address of the con
signee and the amount and nature of the
consignment. It is better to send all money
to Mr. Keep or Mr. Schiff; the money will
then be telegraphed to Dr. Devine aa the
money Is neeaed.
SMALL FIRE BREAKS OCT AGAI.1
Feared It Will Sweep Remaining;
Bnlldlna-s In Soatfc San Francisco
OAKLAND, April 22. A report was re
ceived here from San Francisco at mid
night that a brisk fire Is burning in South
San Francisco. The illumination can read'
ily be seen from this side of San Fran
clsco bay, a distance of eight miles.
la believed that the fire broke out afresh
from smouldering embers that could not
be subdued on account of the lack of water,
When the fire was pronounced to be prac
tically out In San Francisco several frame
buildings were standing In South Ban Fran
clsoo, but it la now feared that these will
be swept away.
Dr. Tnccaurt Accidentally Killed.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 2X-Dr. Charles
lTMcart ot Antttlo, who h4 charge
Thla Statement Has Been
Modest Women tivade yuesiions askco uy
yj nil -
Airs. J.H.Fa rmer
An eminent physician says that
"Women are not truthful; they will lie
to their physician." This utate-mrnt
should be qualified; women do tell the
truth, but not the whole truth, to s
male physician, but this is only in re
rard to those painful and troublesome
disorders peculiar to 'their sex.
It Is m terrible ordeal to a delicate,
sensitive, refined woman to be obliged
to answer certain questions when those
questions are asked even by her family
physician. Thia is especially the caae
with unmarried women.
Is It anf wonder, then, that women
continue to suffer and that doctors
(ail to cure female diseases when they
cannot get the proper Information to
work on ?
This is the reason why thousands and
thousands of women are now eorre
apondinff with Mrs. Pinkham. To her
thev can and do eive every symptom.
so that she really knows more about
vne irue conuiiion ui iirr jjmicum,
throueh her correspondence with them,
than the physician who personally
If vou suffer from any form of trouble
peculiar to women, write at once to
Mrs. Pinkham, Lynn, Mass., and she
will advise you free or charge
The fact that this great boon, which
Is extended freely to women by Mrs.
rinkham, is appreciated, the mow
sands of letters received by her prove,
Many such grateful letters as the fol
lowing are constantly pouring in
Ask Hrs. Plnkham's Advlce-A Woman
of a corps of nurses at the Hearst Relief
hospital In the Crocker Grammar school on
Page street, near Baker, was Instantly
killed today. An automatic revolver
dropped out of his pocket. It discharged
and the bullet passed through his heart.
Dr. Taggart was one of California's promi
SHRINERS TO MEET IN MAY
San Francisco Disaster Haa Not
Chanced Program for Los
LOS ANGELES, April 22.-Offlcials high
in the councils of the Masonic order an
nounced emphatically tonight that the an
nual meeting of the Imperial council of
Shrinera will be held In Los Angeles May
7 to 14, as originally programed. Referring
to the report sent out from Butte, Mont.,
last night that official advices had Seen
received there from Imperial Potentate
Collins of Toronto, Can., that the meeting
of the council would be postponed Indefi
nitely because of the San Francisco dis
aster. Imperial Oriental Guide Fred A.
Illnes and Grand Maatcr Mott II. Flint
Joined tonight In a statement tn the As
sociated Press that they received no coun
termand orders, and that In their opinion
the meeting In May undoubtedly will be
held. The local Shrine has made all prepa
rations to receive the Shrlners of the t'nited
States and the northern calamity disaster
600 miles distant does not affect the ar
MAIL SACK WRECKS A TRAIN
Breaks Area of Swltchatand and
Allows Switch to
SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 22.-Wabasb
fast passenger train No, t was wrecked
today at Riverton, when the switch was
turned by a bundle of papers thrown from
the car, which broke the arm ot the switch
stand. Five people were Injured: J. G. Hade,
Qulncy. express messenger; Mrs. George
Haskell, Chicago; H. Heme, Paterson, N.
J.; E L Bryan. Tolona, 111.; F. W. Stenter,
West Sulllvsn, 111.
FATAL ACCIDENJAT CROSSING
Miss Anna nrlslngr Killed and Three
Others Injnred kr Freight
Train at Florence.
An evening driving party, In which were
four young men and women, came to a
sad end at 8:10 o'clock Sunday evening
when the two-seated bugk-y containing the
young people waa struck by a fast moving
freight train on the Northwestern railroad
at the Florence crossing, killing one of
the party. Injuring the others, demolishing
the buggy and also killing one ot the
horses. Almost Instant and horrible death
was the lot of Anna Helslng, aged about
22 years, a domestic In the home of Jacob
Klein, 2610 Dewey avenue.
In the party besides Miss Helslng were
Marie Cornlia, a domestic employed at 24
Dewey avenue; Wesley Hubson, 10U South
Eleventh street, and Ernest Stainhower,
2604 North Nineteenth avenue. Miss Corn
lia and Hobson were only slightly Injured
and able to proceed to their homes in a
street car, but Stainhower was less for
tunate, being so badly hurt it waa deemed
dangerous to move him, and he was left
The young men had secured a team and
buggy from the Harney Street stables, 1HI
Harney street, to take the young women
Mo A1.HL lUrkll )
Unjustly Made, Because
, , , - ,-
TrWj Airs. Ella Lee X)
Dear Mrs. Pinkham :
I want to thank you for what your meal-
cine has done for me.
Three years ago I had a serious remaie
trouble. I was under tho doctor's care for
about three months, end the only time 1 waa
not in pain was when tinder the influence of
morphine. The doctor finally said 1 neve
would be better, and would lie an invalid the
rest of mv life. 1 had itiven up in despair, but
one evening I came across one of your sxiver
tisements and derided to write you lor axivit e.
I did so and commenced to tnke Lydia t
Piukham's Vegetable Compound. I befran t
improve at once, and to-day I am a well
woman, ana i isown auauewjmir on
Mrs. J. II. Parmer, of 8809 Elliott
Avenue, NU Louis, Mo., writes:
Dear Mrs. Hnkham:
I cannot thank you enouch for what your
advice and medicines have done for me,
Tbey have done me more good than all the
doctors I ever had-
" For the last eight years I bare suffered
with female troubles; wsa very weak; had
nervous prostration, and could not do my
work ; but I am happy to say Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound has made a
different woman of me, I am in perfect
health and have gained in weight from 03
to 122 pounds."
No other medicine in the world has
received such widespread and unquall
Mrs. Pinkham Invites all sick women
to write her for advice. She haa
guided thousands to health. Address,
Lynn, Mass. She is the daughter-in-law
of Lydia E. Pinkham, her assistant
for many years before her decease, and
for twenty-five years since her advice
haa been freely given to sick women.
Best Understands Kenan's Ills.
out or a ride. They had driven aa far
as Florence, and were Just crossing the
tracks there when the train came upon
them before they were able to get clear.
Stainhower was holding the reins and
Miss Helslng was seated beside him. The
buggy was struck full and the unfortunate
girl was thrown directly under the wheels,
where her body was horribly ground. The
train was brought to a stop as soon as
possible, car after- car passing over her.
When the authorities were about to remove
the remains they had much trouble In ex
tricating them from beneath the wheels.
The train was the one known as No.' 24,
In charge of Conductor Clark, and the en
gine. No. 912. In charge of Engineer Miles.
Gross and Fireman W. A. Olebert. It was
outbound, having Just left Omaha.'
Miss Helslng came to Omaha from Wahoo,
Neb., where her parents reside on a farm.
A sinter,' Ida, was also In the city with
her. As soon as the accident occurred
physicians wens secured to attend the In
jured, and when it was seen that the pros
trate form under the wheels was lifeless,
the coroner wss notified and the remains
taken to the county morgue.
Annonncementa of the Theater.
The appearances In Omaha of David
Blspham, the eminent baritone, during the
last two seasons have done much to raise
the standard of musical Interpretation In
the field of song and given to students of
voice culture an idea far beyond that here
tofore conceived. v The program to be pre
sented by Mr. Blspham tonight at the Lyric
will be almost entirely new, but it Is Inti
mated that he will cheerfully respond with
some of the old favorites, such as "Penny
Deever," written expressly for him by
Walter Damrosch, "Who Knows," etc. Tho
dramatlo "Pirate's Song." which made such
a profound Impression early In this season,
will be repeated. Although there are many
good seats, left. Indications are that there
will be a packed house to hear this Inimit
able singer, who retires from the concert
stage with the close of this season,
Henrietta Crosman, leader of American
comediennes. Is coming to the Boyd this
week for a short engagement In her latest
success, "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary."
This Is a modern piny In all regards and
will be a real treat to Omahans, who have
only seen Miss Crosman tn a romantic
character for many seasons. Seats for the
entire engagement are now on sale. The
dates , are Thursday, Friday and Saturday
evenings and a matinee on Saturday,
19 Cents each, a lor XS Cents
OLUETT, PEAOODY Ik CO.
Maim autt mm4 ttonmxk Mlmit.
Tt IU Knlsbt-CrtMtr
CiWftal nrjyflalfaV f ftf).
CirctflslUf the Woe,
r.J.l, II iwjs. VAHiCOfcCKaOlIEO
VEINS sal WEAKMU. satSfM aa rettsre Kill
dial eeerfy. ! es irisi. Call er write tof Ire
seek, seal seals, siaie. MVMCCCO.,
ktvi ti b nrnuu icuiuw i; mu. it.
Powered by Open ONI