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OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, AI'IUL 24, 190G-TEN PAGES.
RISING FROM ASHES
Work of Buildinc the New San Franoiioo
CLEARING UP STREETS AND LOTS
Plans Already Made for Number of Tern
ponrj Business Honte.
RELIEF WORK BECOMES SYSTEMATIZED
Fifteen Hundred Tom of Provision! Art
PAIN INCREASES THE SUFFERING
Ma Teat An Iaened anil Mr Are
Removed mm the Camp
BAN FRANCISCO, April 23.-A sharp
earthquake shock was felt here ' at 10:39
o'clock tonight. It lasted about three sec
ond and waa from east to west. No dam
age haa been reported.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 23.-The new
Ban Ftanr.laco. which will riie from the
she of the old, waa In Its first stages of
rebuilding today. After nve daya of con
fusion and almost superhuman effort on
the part of citizen of California's metrop
olis, the great tank of sheltering-, feeding
and otherwise carina- for th homoless
thousands, complete order has been re
eatahllched and attention turned to the
Throug-hout the great business district,
where the devastation of the flames was
the most complete, walls are being rased,
buildings that had not disintegrated be-
rore me imcnn ni wn. ircmi moviv
with the View of reoccupancy and even
ground waa being cleared for the Immedi
ate construction of some sort of building
In which to resume business at the earliest
nnMlhla time. In short, confidence has
been restored. The assurance of the In
surance companies, the measures taken by
the federal Institutions, the prompt and
reassuring word that had reached the bus
Inesa men of San Francisco from eastern
" financial centers all these things went to
clear away any feelings of uncertainty
that ' might have existed In the
minds of the timid, that San Francisco
would not again be what It was the great
center of population and business of the
I Rata Adda to Suffering;.
The general situation temporarily suf
fered a setback early today because of
the chilling rain which fell In the late
hours of last night and during the early
forenoon today upon the thousands pro
tected only by canvas coverings and less
Impervious sheltering. While the rain
caused considerable Bufferings for the time-
i.4nv thm mifTerlnfl-a war uulc.Ulv amelio
rated by" t be-prompt action of every relief
committee, as well as by the voluntary acts
of householders. The people were fed today
In a thoroughly businesslike and sys
tematic manner. From the water front
where the boat loads of provisions docked
there was an endless procession of carta
and drays carrying food to the scores of
substations established throughout the city
and the parks. At these stations food and
drink, comprising bread, prepared meats
and canned goods, milk and a limited
amount of hot coffee, waa served to ail
those who applied. About 1.600 tons or
provisions are being moved daily from the
Large supplies of blankets, tenting and
other material to provide coverings for
those who have been scantily supplied here
tofore are reaching the supply stations
rapidly. Barracks have been completed
at several points and In these many people
have found comfort and shelter against the
Inclemencies of the weather. The congested
districts, such as Oolden Oate park and the
various public squares throughout the city
have been considerably relieved by the de
parture of many for the other side of the
bay. While the number of people leaving
the city Is nothing Ilk the vast crowd
that packed the ferry boats during the pre
vlous daya, today the number was suffl
ciently large to satisfy the relief com
rnlttee that their task would become less
difficult from day to day.
Health C-oadltloaia Good.
The general health conditions are
most satisfactory. While the nuokber of
cases at the various hospitals have shown
considerable Increase, this is not an un
expected development of the past few day
of hardships encountered by the homeless
thousands. The most encouraging feature
la the abaenc of anything like an epl
ilemlc of disease of any nature whatever
The somewhat unsatisfactory sanitary ar
rangement in the various camps, the lack
of a variety of diet and the exposed situs
tlon of so many people necessarily develop:
ailments of every sort and In some places
there has been a few cases of infectious
diseases, such as measles, chlckenpox, etc
but the primary causes of disease are be
ing removed as fast as possible.
Water is still scarce In some sections of
the city, but every effort Is being made
to Increase the supply from dsy to day,
At the present time the water Is turned
on only " at certain hours of the day and
Bight and Is In ample supply for domestic
needs In the districts where the water
mains are still Intact. Inspection of tha
system to the uninjured portion of the city
is going on rapidly. In some Instances
the pipes have been badly twisted and dis
placed from the effects of the earthquak
and these will have to be replaced by new
The street -r con.byuiles announced to
day that four different lines were now
ready for operation and service would be
restored on these lines as soon as the city
authorities would permit the turning on of
the electric power. The electric power
companies today stated that it was hoped
that the power would be available for
lighting houses and streets within the
next three or four days or whenever It
was considered safe to do so.
tat Militia, Withdraw.
The cltliens' general committee, of which
the mayor Is tha presiding o nicer, adopted
a resolution at Its session to withdraw the
entire foroe of the stale militia that ban
policed a large residence section for the last
tew daya In adopting this resolution a
vote of thanks waa tendered the governor
and the state militia for Its services in the
emergency. From this time on the city will
he patrolled Jointly by the municipal police
and federal troop. I'ntil a city prison is
re-established all person held on felony
charges will be taken to Fort Mason and
turned over to the regular troops for safe
Ttiet s a vast supply of provisions on
hand for the people of Sun Francisco.
Major Krauthotf. chief depot ConimU&ary
of the Department of California, stated
ay that there were available TWl.ooo ra
tions. This Included those at the Fre-
Idlo, Fort mason, transport docks and rail
More than 100 carloads additional are"
being distributed from the Southern Pa
cific yards at Fourth and Kentucky streets.
The finanoe committee of the general re
lief committee reported that it had re
ceived contributions to date amounting to
rt.K.l,M4; $172,000 la the amount of the local
subscription, making a total of tl.T24.53d.9S.
Three hundred and sixty-six thousand dol
lars has boen promised locally. The com
mittee urges the citlsens of Pan Francisco
to subscribe more liberally.
Danaeroas Ruins Demolished.
A considerable portion of Market street
was closed to traffic today while the demo
lition of ruins considered dangerous was
In progress. Under direction of the Board
of Public Works half a dozen tottering
walls, portions of the mont Imposing struc
tures along Market street before the fire.
Were leveled with dynamite. The ruins of
Prager'a department store and the Odd
Fellows building were among the first to
While the work of complete destruction
ws progressing along this portion of Mar
ket r-'et, men intent upon rebuilding at
the e ft possible moment were climbing
to the, floors of the Chronicle, Call
and otfv "h ull building nearer the ferry
for the V of estimating the repairs
that are 0' immediately commenced.
The exploit c of dynamite toppled to the
ground many 'Is and columns In the Im
mediate. nclgK ood of the ruins de
stroyed. A foi ' workmen assisted by
derricks is raisln l-s for the temporary
trolley system to , ,tnlllshed.
San Francisco has -Vigilance committee.
the first organisation of the kind since
the early fifties. Dr. Donald Mcculloch
Gedge is tho chief. He fought In the
French sriny, the United States navy and
China war. Ills chief of staff is ex-
Auditor Harry Baehr. The headquarters of
he committee Is at 2024 Stelner street.
One hundred and thirty persons have
Joined the organisation. Applications for
membership aro coming lit rapidly. The
committee has charge of the Golden Gate
valley district, near the Presidio.
Separating; Asiatics from Whites.
The military authorities In the North
Beach district are separating the Asiatics
from the Caucasians and putting them In
camps of their own nationalities. A num
ber of large manufacturing companies have
arranged to receive and care for refugee
at their respective plants along the east
ern shore of the bay. Two thousand
seven hundred and fifty persons can be
accommodated. Arrangements are now
being made to provide for the gubernatorial
election, which must be held In this city
next fall, and a meeting of the Election
commission has been called for this pu
pose. The San Francisco Kesl Estate
board met In the synagogue yesterday and
took measures for the protection of tenants
who have suffered through the fire.
A temporary detention, hospital is to be
established in tlio basement of the Sacred
Hoart school, conducted by the Dominican
sister at the corner of Fillmore and
Hayes streets and the first commitment
since the earthquake was made yester
day. The sisters of the Sacred Heart
kindly turned over a part of the already
crowded ' quarter to -the .iniiry com
missioners and a number of pationts ar
already housed . there. The board met
yesterday afternoon with Judge Murlsky
and John Graham and Charles Barclay, a
former inmate of Stockton, waa sent there
An Insane Chinese at the Presidio hos
pital, was killed-yesterday by a delirious
federal patient. The Oriental's skull waa
crushed by an Iron bar In the hands of his
craxy aggressor. '
The night attendants of the - Central
Emergency hospital are all believed to
have been killed when the city hall was
razed by the earthquake, with the excep
tion of Stewart Manville. He was fatally
Injured by the falling walls hut was res
cued from the ruins and taken to the
Presidio hospital. Colonel T. L. Walnh
Morgan Draper has offered to supervise
the erection of a huge barracks for tho
refugees at the Presidio and his services
have been accepted by the federal authori
ties. Work will commence on the struc
ture today and will be rushed to comple
tion with the greatest rapidity. The
plans call for the housing of MOO people,
nstoina House Kept Opes
The only government department In the
Ban Francisco customs house where work
was continued during the day of the fire
was the Surveyor of the Port Woodward
He and his chief deputy, Chauncey M. EL
John, were at their desks by t o'clock In
the morning and remained there all day!
The fire crept up toward the water front
and finally was on all four sides of the
building. Amid the roar of the conflagra
tlon, tne craan or railing wans, the ex
citement attending the work of the ISO
Jackles who saved the building, their work
went on uninterrupted. Inspectors fought
their way to the building, reported to Ft
John and received further order regard
ing their work along the water front. It
was a severe test, dui neituer the sur
veyor, his deputy nor his Inspectors showed
any incllnulion to abandon their posts until
their day's work was done,
The flrat vessel to clear from San Fran
Cisco since the tiro was the Expansion, a
small steam schooner, which received its
papers today. It was laden with provisions
for tho cannery men at Bristol and on that
account was allowed to sail
.o Distinction of Race,
WASHINGTON, April 23.-lt is the desire
of President Koosevelt that the work of
the Red Cross In alleviating the distress
In San Francisco Khali be done wholly with
out regard to tha person and Just as much
Lfor the Chinese as for any others
In A letter to Secretary Tutt, he made
this point plain. The text of the letter fol
White House. Washington. April 23
necreiary or vax, Bir; Accorrting to the
neuspaper repurm, tne eunvrlng and desil
luuou uru peculiarly great among tli
Chinese. I i, e i inntly to say that the
m a i rum aut muxi on aoue Holly with
out regard to persons and Just as much
for Chinese as any others l'leuan
Dr. Divine at once to see that this is done.
w 111 It not I well also to wire to General
Funston to the sunie effect? I know noth
ing of the matter beyond a list appears in
me uuny press.
t;vr rnuient Records Safe.
WASHINGTON. April 23.-Telegram
from internal revenue officer in San Fran
Cisco state that all the records, stamps and
papers of their offices arc in good condition
and that they will be ready for business
tomorrow. A temporary internal revenue
office will be opened In Oukland.
Visitors Are Barred.
-CHICAGO. April 3. The folloming tele
gram to E. O. McCormick. aalstanl traffic
director of the Southern Pacific railway,
from J. C -Stubb, traffic director, who 1
In San Francisco, was sent today:
"Please ask the press generally to advise
all people to not try to reach San Francisco.
Outsiders not allowed to lar.d there. They
would only add to the congestion of the
rities around the hay and It aould be im
possible for them to locate anyone. All the
people are being well taken care of and
supplies ar kept coming.
RAILROADS SMASH RECORDS
All Linen Rush Their Train Thronch on
REIGHTS BEAT OLD PASSENGER TIME
Everything, Including Overland
Limited, Mast Give Way to
Relief TraJna Uolac to
The Burlington relief trams from Chicago
to Denver made record runs. Each of
ix trains made faster lime for the 1.O0U
miles than the fastest passenger train on
he road. The scheduled time for No. 1
from Chicago to Denvor 1 twenty-seven
hours and thirty minutes.
The agent at Kencsaw wired to Superin
tendent of Transportation Dickenson tliat a
train had passed, but It went so fast he
was unable to tell whether it waa freight or
passenger and could not report it. It was
one of these relief trains.
These shipments showing their origin are.
speeding over the Burlington to San Fran
cisco: Norton, Kan., on .car flour.
Alliance, Neb., one car potatoes.
Mct'ook, one car flour.
Holdrege, Neb., one car flour.
Seward, one car supplies.
Exeter, ono car flour.
Jlerbron, lot flour.
Ashland, car supplies and flour.
Plattsmouth, 12S sacks flour.
Aurora, one cur flour, meal and produce.
Wllber, one car flour.
Crab Orchard, shipment clothing, etc and
Tecumseh, shipment clothing and etc. and
Broken Bow, one car supplies, etc.
Hastings, one car supplies.
Hyannls, lot supplies and clothing.
York, one to three cars supplies.
Fails City, one car flour.
Longmont, Colo., one car flour.
Oxford, one car supplies.
Cambridge, one car flour.
Franklin, one car provisions, flour, etc.
David City, one car flour.
Dorchester, one car potatoes.
Grand Island, one car supplies.
Shipments from points In Nebraska and
Kansas are being forwarded to Omaha or
Lincoln for concentration and shipment to
San Francisco in carloads.
Proceaaloa Over the I nlon Pacific.
No hitch has yet occurred on the Union
Pacific In the continuous procession of
trains which that road 1 hustling across
the continent. All these train are being
sent on passenger time and everything else
Is forced to take sidings. For this reason
the Overland Limited waa four hours late
Sunday night and the Eos Angeles Limited,
due at midnight Sunday, did not reach
Omaha until 8:30 Monday morning. Tho
first loads which were sent out Thursday
were sent In baggage and horse cars and
when these were exhausted refrigerator
car were used. It 1 estimated that at
present a special train on the Union Pacific
may be found for every forty miles of track
between here and Ogden.
Two special trains from the Northwestern
were 'turned over to the Union Pacific at
Omaha Monday. One is fifteen ear from
the Business Men's association of Chicago,
flvo car of meat, one rice, six cars of com
tortera and blankets, one crackers and
three of dry goods. A train of thirteen car
from the Evening Telegraph is the other.
Special Train of Meat.
A special train of meaj was loaded i
Cudahy's In Kansas City under orders
from tho east and sent west on the Kan
sas division of the Union Pacific.
Two special trains were turned over
to the Union Paclno at Denver by the
Burlington Sunday and one train of four
teen car from the Rock Island.
The Rock Island Is taking two special
trains of provisions over it southern route
via El Paso.
A special train of quartermaster' sup
plies of seventeen cars from Jeffersonvllle,
Ind., passed through Omaha Sunday.
Cudahy's loaded ten car of meat Mon
day morning on eastern order and Omaha
had five more car loaded.
E. II. Harrlman reached Oakland on
hi special train Sunday at E p. m.
At t o'clock Sunday morning the Cud
ahy Packing company received a rush
order from the Chicago American and at
S p. m. the car were ready to be hur
rled on their way to Ban Francisco.
A special tralnload of soldiers and hos
pital men from Philadelphia and other
eastern points, with hospital suppll
went through Omaha on a special train
Monday morning at 2 o'clock.
J no Milwaukee maae a record run
across the states of Illinois and Iowa Sat
urday, when twenty cars of provisions
were hauled In ten hours less than the
schedule time. The train left Chicago Fri
day evening at ( o'clock and arrived In
Council Bluffs at 12:37 Saturday, making
the trip In eighteen hours. The regular
fast freight schedule Is twenty-eight hours
between the two cities. Faster time has
been made with these relief trains, but
not with twenty ears loaded with meat,
MAW CHIRCHES ARE DEKTROYED
List of Hoaae of Worahlp Darned la
Baa Fraaelseo Conflagration.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23. The houses
of worship of San Francisco were espec
ially hard hit by the earthquake and con-
migration. Among tnoae destroyed were
some of the most notable In San Francisco
and lhelr number will in a measure Indi
cate how severely the resident districts
Baptist Chinese Baptist church and mis
sion. First Baptist. First Free Baptist,
First Swedish Baptist, Third Baptist.
Christian First Christian church.
Congregational California Chinese mis
sion of the American Missionary society.
First Congregational, Fourth Congrega
tional, Swedish mission. Third Congrega
tional. Episcopal Cathedral Mission of the Good
Samaritan. Church of St. John the Evan
gelist. Church of the Advent, Grace, St.
Luke's. Bt. Peter's.
Evangelist Emanuel church of the Evan
Hebrew Congregation Anslche Sfard,
Congregation Chebrathlllm, Congregation
Emanuel, Congregation Keneaetb Israel,
Lutheran Finnish seamen's mission.
FlrRt Evangelical mission. Our Savior's.
Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran. Scand
inavian Lutheran, Seamen's mission, St.
John's Evangelical church, St. Matthew's
Evangelical Lutheran church, St. Paul'
German Lutheran, Swedish Evangelical
Lutheran Ebeneser church. Trinity Eng
lish Evangelical Lutheran church.
Methodist Bethel Second African Meth
odist Episcopal. Centrul Methodist Episco
pal, Chinese mission of the Methndtst Epis
copal church. First African Methodist
Fplsenpr'l churrh. First Swedish Metho
dist church, Folsom Methodist Episcopal
church. Howard Methodist Episcopal. Jap
anese Methodist Epist-opal. Methodist Epis
copal Boutti Norwegian-Danish Methodist
Episcopal. Pacific ml! . St. Paul's Ger
man Methodist Eplsco)'1!
Persbyterlan First I'i 'hj'terlan. First
United Presbyterian, M;z.ip Presbyterian,
Presbyterian Chinese church and mission,
Roman Catholic N"tr Dame des Vlc-
tores. St. Bolinaco, fr-'i. Brendan. Bt.
Francis, St. Ignatuis. St. Joseph, St. Mary's
Paulist, SU Patrick's, Lose. Paints lic
tros Paulo. Our 1aly of (iuadaloupe.
Roman Catholic M juhn Holy Name
convent, Notre Dame convent. Presenatlon
convent. Sacred Heart eollrt;e, Sacred Heart
lYesentation convent, P' Mary's hospital,
St. Vincent's convent, fi "iihs Directory.
Miscellaneous Believrx' Gathered to the
Name of the Ird Jesus, commonly called
Brethren: California mission of tho Church
of Jesus Christ of lAtt Day Saints (Mor
mon), First Church of Christ. Scientists:
Friends, God's Christian church, the Mar
iners' church. People's Place church, Re
organised Church of Johu.i Christ, Churcli
of Latter Day Satnls. Salvation Army
headquarters, Workinginen's Metropole, the
New Metropole. Salvation Army Industrial
department. Silent Woilfrs, Volunteers of
America headquarters nn l one post.
STATE'S CKSEROSITY tXCHKCKF.n
From All Parte ol State Contributions
LINCOLN. April !!.--iBpeclal.)-The In
mates of the Soldiers' home at Mllfnrd
came to the front tl.is morning with a draft
for ,tT5.W) as their contribution to the San
Francisco sufferers Tho draft was deliv
ered to Governor Mickey hy Adjutant Gun-
era! Persinger together nith a statement
from the members of the home that, though
poor In purse, thoy deslrd to help all they
During the day numerous contributions
were received through th. mall, though a
few telegrams are coming In now. Follow
ing is a list of contribution not previously
City of Mlnden , t Sn .00
City of Crawford v. 70.00
City of Dewltt S0.no
Htate superintendent's otiw-e, Lincoln., wet
V. R.- Mellor 10.00
City of Peru and Normal school..,. 10?,. 00
City of Benkelman M.S0
H. E. Clark. Ohiowa l.no
C. E. 1-cwls. Stamford l.rtl
M. F. Tripe, Stamford 1.00
R. L. Metnalf. Lincoln.... 8 On
Dr. Perkey, Lincoln 10.00
Miss Flowers, lncoln..., 2.50
Dr. Carr, Lincoln , 1 00
Dr. Spalding. Lincoln 1.00
Miss j. Dwygart. Lincoln 1.00
City of 1 In I la in 68.26
Columbia National bank.' (additional)
Lincoln ' Jo. 00
German Congregational church, Lin
coln, Rev. Mr. Schwab, pastor fw.flO
Soldiers' home, Mllford... '. 75.NO
YORK, Neb.. April 23.-(Special.) At a
union mass meeting held In tho York audi
torium, collections to tho amount of t4o0
in cash and several thousand pounds of
flour and potatoes was taken to relieve the
suffering in San Francisco and other places
nearby. A car of metchandise will be
shipped this week and n olo will be sent
later. The York lodge of Elks will forward
over tlOO. , '
SEWARD, Neb., April .-(Special.) Six
hundred and seventy-seven dollars and fifty
cents was contributed her in a short time
last Saturday to buy a carload of flour and
other provisions for the San Francisco
people. Tho car was packed Sunduy morn
ing and attached to the na-stbound pas
sengeY train at Once to " isken to Omaha
and thence westward. It was billed to the
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb.. April 23. (Spe
cial.) Large contributions were received
In each of the churches In this city y ester.
day for the San Francisco sufferers.
BLOOM FIELD, Neb., April 23.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Bloom Held people came to the
front with a handsome contribution to the
San Francisco relief fund. A -mass meet
lng was called by Mayor Harmon Friday
evening at which $300 was pledged. A com
rnlttee waa appointed and on Saturday a
guarantee of $500 was telegraphed to Gov
ernor Mickey. .This morning a draft for
$511 was forwarded. Hon. S. Saunders,
Mayor W. H. Harmon and F. II. Crahan
each headed the list with $50.
FREMONT, Neb., April 23. (Speclal.)
The friends of Hon. G. W. E. Dorsey, who
with his wife and mother-in-law Mrs.
Hodges, are In San Francisco, have heard
nothing from them since the earthquake
and are beginning to fear that they may
be among the victims. Mr. Dorsey' s office
and his boarding place were both in the
Fremont's second car to San Francisco
left here Saturday night and the third will
follow tomorrow. Mayor Wol received
$140 from Hooper this "morning and $100
from the students of the Normal school.
making the amount close to $1,000.
FULLERTON, Neb.. April 23. (Special.)
In pursuance to a call Issued by Mayor
Theodore C. Koch, the business men of
Fullerton met Saturday afternoon and or
ganlzed a relief committee to solicit dona
tions for the San Francisco sufferers. The
committee raised over $400 cash In a short
time. It was decided to send provision
consisting of flour, potatoes and such other
staple goods as the merchants might con-t
tribute. A full caiload will be sent this
MILLION AND HALF DOLLARS MORE
Hoaae and Senate Inrreaae Approprla
tlon for Relief Work.
WASHINGTON, April 23. -The senate to
day Increased to $1,500.0(0 the second ap
propriation of funds In behalf of the suf
ferers from the California earthquake, and
this legislation, like all of the same char
acter that has preceded it, waa enacted
without comment of any kind.
The day marked the conclusion of Mr.
LaFollette'a speech on the railroad rate bill
He occupied the greater part of the time
today, as he had done ou Saturday, ren
dering It one of the longest speeches In re
cent year In the senate.
The bill providing for the organization of
a dental corps in the urmy was passed and
the Indian appropriation bill was under
consideration late In tho day.
Without debate the house today con
curred In the senate Joint resolution ap
propriating $1.3(0,000 for the relief of tha
Bun Francisco sufferers.
The house had under consideration the
bill fixing and increasing the salaries for
the school teachers in the District of Co
lumbia and reorganizing the board of edu
The bill was not completed when the
TRAVELING MAN'S LONG FAST
Texan's Hair Turn White a Reaalt
of Fear at Has Frsirltea.
PUEBIX). Colo.. April 23.-B. K. CofT
mann, a traveling salesman from Fort
Worth, Tex., arrived in Pueblo from Ban
Francisco last' night. He say ho had
nothing to eat or drink from Tuesduy
evening until Thursday morning, and that
when he looked over the city and saw the
fulling buildings and the flames shooting
Into tiie sky, that he fell upon his hands
and knees and burled his face in the sund,
believing that the end of the world hud
As a res. lit of the strain to which he was
subjected Mr. Coffmaun' hair U new al
most perfectly whit.
VICTIMS MOST CHEERFUL
San rranoisco SnfTorers Look With Hope
Towards the Future.
RELIEF WORK IS WELL ORGANIZED
Charles F. Hedares, Dlreet from Seeae,
Tells of Condition Thai Prevail
la the Smitten City of
' the Coaat.
Charles F. Hedges, dining est- conductor
en the Overland Limited, arrived In Omaha
Monday evening from San Francisco and
gives an interesting account of affairs at
ho stricken city up to Saturday evening.
when he left there. Ho said: "I reached
htkland Thursday afternoon on the Over-
and Limited. Our route, as you know, lay
for twenty miles up the bay on tho Oak-
:ind side, and we could seo the smoke from
he binning city very plainly. It looked
to me very much like a burning volcano.
At night the scene was Indescribably grand.
with the flames tinting the black clouds
of smoke, and Is a sight I never shall for
get. Right here I wont to say that the
stories that tho railroad tracks had sank
and were badly out of wiark Is an exag
geration. We had no trouble getting into
Oakland at all. The first evidence we
saw of the earthquake acre at Bacrnmcnto,
Benerla and Alameda. At Oakland prac
tically all of fhe chimneys of the house
were shaken down hy the earthquake. Only
five persons were killed as a result of the
collapse of any building In Oakland. This
was at the Empire theater, an old shack
of a structure that went down during the
Slants In Ken Francisco.
"1 went to 'Frisco Friday and the sight
waa one that cannot be described In words.
All of the best part of the city W gone,
only a fringe of houses being left. The
mint Is still standing and that 1 about the
only structure left Intact In the business
part of the city. Many of tho stories of
the disaster are exaggerated In a way, and
still half of the great calamity haa never
been told and possibly never will be. This
is particularly true as regards the loss of
life, which will never be known.
'The arrangements for relief of the suf
ferers Is absolutely perfect. Nothing has
been left undone that could be done and
everything Is worked upon a system with
out n flaw. Thursday morning there was
not a hungry person In the doomed city,
so quickly was relief sent from Oakland,
Fresno and other places. The chief suffer
ing was for water, but that has now been
remedied. Too much praise cannot be given
General Funston and the United Btates
army for the magnificent order that Is pre
served and for tho protection Of property
and citizens. The world has never seen
Its equal. It makes a man feel proud that
he is of a government that can do so much
so quickly and well. Relief camp have
been established everywhere In the' parka,
and over at Oakland , every public hall.
church, theater and park is freely given
for tho shelter and comfort of the San
Relief Well Organised.
'The relief system Is so perfect that peo
ple 'do hot nare'ld'aalc Tor hefp.'-Thousanda
of young men and women wearing badges
ss members of the relief committees are
here, there and everywhere. Just where they
are waiited, and not a hungry mouth Is
allowed to go unfed, and liberally fed. The
relief committees aro at every train to
ask If any one needs anything, and it Is
given with such cheerfulness that the
people do not look at it as a charity.
The care of the sick and particularly of
the children Is perfect. All milk Is ap
propriated by the relief committee for the
babies and sick.
'At the postofflce are 100 or more me
senger boys provided with postal cards
which are given freely to all who wish to
send word to friends, and every, facility Is
afforded for finding friends.
Up to last night no lights or flres were
permitted in San Francisco. All the sa
loona of San Francisco, or what few of
them ar left, are closed, as they are In
Oakland. Any grocer or baker who I
caught charging extortionate prices for
anything In the food line has his establish
ment closed and his goods , confiscated
They will be reimbursed for these con
fiscated goods after quiet and order 1 re
Sufferer Are Cheerful.
"The moat remarkable thing about the
whole catastrophe 1 the almost cheerfu,!
ness of the sufferer with all their calam
ities. They know- that the whole world
sympathizes with them and la eacer to
help thorn and they are amused at their
own utter helplessness, but are determined
to go ahead and rebuild their city more
beautiful than ever. Though their city Is
a ruin, they still love It and all are talk
ing of the beautiful city that will yet
rise out of the ruin.
"Over 100,000 people are housed In Golden
Gate park, or ar rather camped there, nd
they are a good natured lot of people. The
only trouble to be apprehended is from the
lack of sanitary measures. The Chlneee
are placed in a separate camp and are ex
tended the same relief given ' to others.
There Is no discrimination against them.
as ail are fellow sufferer together. The
calamity ha welded the people of San
Francisco together by a new tie, that of
Buffering and disaster, that is a marvelous
as it Is beautiful.
"Very few of the San Francisco people
are leaving. It Is mostly csstern people
who are going away. More people are
going west now to San Francisco than are
coming away, ten to one.
Southern Pacific Help.
"The Southern Pacific railroad furnishes
free transixiUatlon to all who want to
get away as far' us Los Angeles, Sacra
mento and other nearby cities. Mr. Harri
man Is now there and has ordered a $JS
rate to Chicago and Oniuhu. The.Southern
Pacific has been the greatest factor in ex
tending untinted relief of any organisa
tlon there and will continue to do so un
til normal conditions are restored.
"The San Francisco papers have resumed
publication over in Oukland and are get
ting out four page papers. All the banking
Is being done in Oakland also. 1-or several
days the Oakland banks refused to open
their doors because of the danger of a
run. Jdoney was not needed and hence
they did not with to have a panic in con
nection with the other horror. All of
the 8an . Francisco banks are now doing
business in Oakland.
'Tht-re Is so much to say and tell about
thut I might talk all night and then not
tell a tenth of it. My home is In Oakland.
When I got home Thursday a strange
woman was at our house. She had lost
everything at Ban Francisco, but was
cheerful and hopeful and scarcely re
ferred to her loss, but spoke hopefully of
the future and that ever thing would
come out for the het. This fcrnne spirit
eetns to actuate all of the San Franclsm
people and It is this unconqueiublo spirit
tinder the direst distress that is going to
rebuild the city gieater and better than
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Partly flomlr Taeaday, Cooler la
Weatera Pertloat aarer and
Cooler at Maht anal Wednesday.
Tern pern I are at Omaha Yeterayl
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'FRISCO'S TRI-HEADED EXTRA
Copy of First Paper Gotten Oat hy
the Saa Francisco Jearaal
After the Dlaaeter, Nj
The Bee has received copies) of tho Call-Examlner-Chronlcle.
the tri-headed news
paper. Issued by th three Ban Francisco
papers Jointly from the office of the Oak
land Tribune. It Is a four-page paper full
of startling headline and Information,
gathered In haste , by the reporters, but
put together with much taste and effect
Along with the paper, which can be en
In the window of the counting room, comes
a letter from E. A. O'Brien, formerly city
editor of The Bee, but now connected with
the Oakland Tribune. In It Mr. O'Brien
gives some secnunt of his personal ex
periences and says h twlc-e narrowly es
caped desth. The earthquake did much
damage In Oskland as well as in San Fran
cisco. At the time Mr. O'Brien wrote,
Thursday, IRO.OOO refugees from San Fran
cisco were housed In Oakland.
A R HON A IS , SRXDI1U SUPPLIES
Coloael Drsre Waive Iave ta Go to
Port of Duty.
PHOENIX. Aril.. April 23. A carload of
smoked meat and bedding, contributed by
Phoenix and the Salt river territory, left
last night for Ban Francisco to be used for
relief purposes, and Sunday a carload of
fresh beef on Ice was shipped. Tonight
another mixed car of bedding, clothing and
provisions will be sent. Public subscrip
tions and subscriptions from lodges, etc.,
to provide these provision and the sup
plies amount to approximately $7,000 and
tonight the Board of Supervisor will ap
propriate $5,000. Other Arizona, town are
doing their part and it I expetced th
relief subscription from Arizona will ag
gregate $90,000, while private help to friend
and relatives In San Francisco will swe'.l
th sum to $100,000.
The bodies -of Mr. and Mr. Rouzer,
killed In Monterey, arrived here Sunday and
will be burled today.
Colonel E. E. Dravo, U. S. A., waa visit
ing his mine In the mountains north of
here, on leave of absence, when he heard
of the earthquake. He hurriedly returned
to Phoenix and left for San Francisco Sun
day night to assume the post of chief com
missary. Division of the Pacific, to which
h waa assigned a few week ago.
BILL TO WAIVES' DUTIES Ol GOODS
ConsTres Asked ta Admit Food and
Building Material Free. '
"WAftHrNOWN.- April Representative
Galne (pa.) introduced a bill admitting
free of duty all goods, ware or merchan
dise which may be imported Into the
United State a gratuitous contributions
for the relief of the earthquake sufferers
In California and consigned to the governor
of that state, the mayor of Ban Francisco,
the secretary of war or -the secretary of
commerce and labor.
The bill further waive duty on building
material Imported Into the United Btates
when satisfactory proof ha been made to
the secretary of the treasury that such
building material are to be actively used
In building In San Francisco. The secre
tary of the treasury Is authorized to allow
a drawback of the duty on the material
tired and after the duty has been paid he
Is authorised to refund the same, any
thing in any law to th contrary notwith
APPEAL TO THE MODERN WOODMEN
Head Coaaal Talbot of Lincoln Speak
ta Behalf of Brothera.
LINCOLN, April 23. A. R. Talbot of this
city, head consul of the Modern Woodmen
of America, today Issued his official appeal
for aid to the member of the order for
the sufferer in Ban Francisco.
Mr. Talbot today received a dispatch
from J. O. Davis, California state deputy at
Holllster, Cal., saying that no word ha
been received from Reese and Peck, off!
clals of the Woodmen In Bail Francisco,
but h think they are safe. He say re
lief la badly needed.
rXIOX TO . HELP TlfE EMPLOYERS
Boatoa Printer Offer g 10,000 Loss ta
Saa Fraaelseo Firm.
BOSTON, April . (Special Telegram.)
Three of Boston's leading architects will
proceed immediately for Ban Francisco, tak
ing with them plans, specifications and
contracts of the city' most recent school
houses for the free use of Ban Francisco.
The Boston Typographical union has
voted $10,000 to loan San Francisco employ
ing printer to re-establish their plants, in
addition to relief for union members.
MOEY FOR SAN FRANCISCO BAJNKS
Uoverament Will Advance f 18,000,000
a Soon as Seearlty I Famished.
WASHINGTON. April 23. Secretary
Shaw has given directions that $15,000,000
of public money be distributed among the
national banks of San Francisco and lm
mediate vicinity, which will Include Oak
land, as soon as the banks furnish satis
factory security. The secretary was In
Chicago today and hi direction to this
effect were aired to the treasury depart
ment here late this afternoon.
GENERAL GREELEY TAKES CHARGE
Commander of Department of Paclne
Supersedes General Faastoa.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 23. Genera
Greeley took command of the federal troop
at this post, superseding General Funston
who will act under his orders.
General Greeley has established head
quarters at Fort Mason, Just east of the
Presidio, on. the north shore of San Fran
Iowa Wamaa Becomes Insane.
OGDEN, Utah, April 13. Six hundred and
forty-four refugees reached Ogden at noon
today and they are now being fed by the
local relief committee.
The mental strain of the fleeing, terror
stricken people is best Illustrated In the
misfortune of Mrs. Ida Reed. She arrived
in Oakland apparently of sound mind, but
when the tension of the scene was relieved
by a realisation that she a as safely lo
cated on the refugee train bound east her
mind gave way and she la now detained l:i
the city JatL Her destination was Waverly,
Ja. Her 10- ear-old son la being cared for
by th women of th icUef committee.
TRAIN OF SIX CARS
L&reest Single Shipment From Omaha
it the Fourth.
GREAT VOLUME OF FOOD AND RAIMENT
Gate City Doe Hot Tlaft; In its Aid to
HARRIMAN SAYS VAST STORES ARE NEEDED
Head of Facifio Roadi Bends Word to Keep
Up Good Work.
BASES APPEAL ON PERSONAL INSPECTION
Not Oaly Nebraska Metropolis, bat
Other Towns of State, Are Con
tlaalnar Noble Mlsaloa ol
Feeding- aad Clot Blag.
This telegram was received at tht
office of the general manager of th
. Union Pacific Monday afternoon
from IX 11. Harrlman:
"Having gone over the situation
In San Francisco, I am deeply im
pressed with tho necessity of unin
terrupted forwarding of food sup
plies with which to feed 200,000
homeless people. The situation la
well organized and the United State
Quartermaster department Is re
ceiving and distributing through It
channel and other various relief as
sociation all supplies a fast a
they rriv. But the fact should b
made publio In all quarter that it
will require continued effort on th
part of everyone to keep supplies
coming. The railroad are, of
course, hsndllng all such auppiie
without cost and the people must re
spond to calls for relief.
The largest single amount of supplies for
th California homeless to be sent out of
Omaha by the relief committee left last
night In six car In a special train on
the Union Pad lie, carrying fourteen other
car loaded with like material. The lat
ter came from along- the lino of the North
western railroad east of the river and was
brought la by that company. At Valley
the train picked up a carload of stuff from
David City and at Grand Island four cars
of flour and other Nebraska supplies
gathered along the lino of the Omaha, road.
The train left Omaha at 6.15 o'clodk, run
ning a the second section of passenger
train No. 6 and scheduled to the coast ou
regular passenger train time.
Two car from Omaha were filled with
clothing, bedding, food 'and miscellaneous
material donated by Omaha citizen direct
to relief headquarters Sunday afternoon and
Monday morning, making three car con
tributed in this way through the plan of
Superintendent Morris of the Associated
Charities. Three car were loaded with
cracker, groceries, canied goods, coffee,
baking powder, rice, canned rhllkf and ap
ple butter purchased by tile relief oommit-
te,--exid '-unu r -'ciuaMcd of - fljur and
coffee ent In front North Platte.
At I o'clock yesterday afternoon th Union
Pacific took out a train of fourteen car
of supplies brought In by the Northwestern
and originating at various eastern points.
Much more is expected In today.
Omaha Ask Iastractloas.
A the result of a discussion of the sub
ject by the local executive relief committee
which met In the mayor' office Monday
morning Mayor Zimman ha sent this tele
gram to Governor Pardee of California:
Pursuant to your telegram. Omaha haa
thus far been shipping cars of provisions.
We send five cars today. Shall we continue
to send provisions, or would money be pre
ferable? With food, clothing,, bedding and tents
pouring in from all over the country, the
member of the committee are In doubt
whether fresh supplies are not of dubious
expediency, and if th Ban Franciscans
will not. In a few days, be needing cash
much worse than supplies.
Mr. Harrlman' telegram, however, sets
at rest all question about general needs.
The Nebraska Clothing company was on
of the first among the Omaha Arm to sub
scribe to the relief fund, generously coming
forward with a subscription of $100 In cash.
Through some Inadvertency this sum ha
not been reported In the published list.
The people of Omaha did not stop with
the Sunday afternoon's work. Superin
tendent Morris had to keep four wagon
busy Monday morning responding to tele
phone request for th transportation of
contributions to relief headquarter at tha
city ball. In addition to th article given
Sunday, $72.80 was placed In the band of
the wagon crew by person who had no
old clothes or canned good or cereals
ready, and the amount ha been received
by Superintendent . Morris and deposited
with the committee.
The contribution In th schools will be
taken up today.' It 1 likely th
article will be used , to fill the car to
be attached to the American Relief asso
ciation train. Money has been named as
preferable in thl collection.
Nearly Thirty Tnoasaad Now.
Owing to th fact that Monday waa Arbor
Day and a holiday, it was Impossible to
get the amount of subscription since Sat
urday noon when they were last reported
in full. It 1 estimated that there Is fully
or more than $10,000 to be added to the $18.
$27.70 paid in Saturday noon. Both Treasurer
Drake and Cashier Hamilton of the Mer
chant National bank are attending th
oanken' convention at Fremont and no
showing whatever ol the receipts could be
The call of Mayor Bchmlts for architects
and draughtsmen from Omaha is not likely
to meet with much of a response, prin
cipally because theoe classes are too busy
here at home. For month It ha been next
to Impossible to obtain competent draughts
men and engineers 'needed In Omaha for
construction work In thl city and through
out the state. The big Omaha architect
have been forced to advertise In other
cities and pay exyaordlnury wage to get
any assistance of the kind whatever. Last
winter It was necessary for the city to
raise salarie In order to retain a working
force In the city engineer' office. As for
expert architect. Omaha ha none to spar.
Balldera Will Not Go Weal.
With the contractor and among the
skilled workmen much the same condition
exist. There I so much building In
progress and contemplation close to homo
that the builders think it unwise to go
J. W. Phelps, a big local contractor, la
In San Francisco, and his associates hero
think It probable he may remain for a
time and try to rapture some of the Mrf
Jobs sure to be in sight. Soma of tho
large firms may Bend out representatives
to look over the ground Hit nothing defi
nite liaa been decided upon.
Mayor Zimman haa re-elHl a number of
offers from physicians and nurses volun
teering their services in California if iksr
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