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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, 'APRIL 26, lOOfi-TEN PAGES.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
SINGLE COPY TIIKEE CENTS.
FOUR HUNDRED FED
8mall Array of Destitute Refugees from
San Franciaoo in Omaha.
MLN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN ON WAY EAST
Unfortunate People Are Cordially Vet and
Given Food and Transportation.
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS TAKE THEM IN
Weird Etor o Hardship and Grief ia Told
in Many a Faoa.
THROUGH IT ALL THE VICTIMS ARE PATIENT
Omaha Establishes tluarlers at Depot
Where Other nefngees faolnn- to
Their Homes Will Itc
tilt en Food.
Three hundred and eighty destitute refu
gees from Ban Francisco arrived in Omaha
over the Union raclflc yesterday afternoon
and met a reception ns genuine and whole
come aa they would have received had
they been ao many mllllonnlrea come to
honor the city with their presence.
At Union atatlon these unfortunate
people, homeless and penniless, were for-
. ever Impressed with the aolemn assurance
that they were by no means friendless.
They were taught to know, If they never
knew before, after their awful nightmare
of horror and fenr and uttering, what ft
blesed relief It la to feel that all I over
and they were once more In the handa of
friends, more fortunate than they, eager
to ahare with them the beat they had.
The city. In tho person of Ita mayor,
greeted these people at Union atatlon and
the church, society, business every
element of the city's activities was rep
resented In that great body of citizens,
which ushered through the portals of the
, Gate City this half-thousand victims of
the most appalling disaster which ever be
fall any American municipality.
It Dow a to Blar Out.
From the train this army of brave people,
worn, hungry, but patient and bright, waa
taken immediately to long tables spread
with every substantial edible necessary
to feed and nourish and they were cared
for by 100 smiling women and as many
The Union Pacific hud brought the people
to Omaha free of charge and the other
roads took them on to their destinations
free of charge
Dr. Jonas, chief surgeon of the Union
Pacific, and a corps of physicians and stir
. geons were on hand to administer to the
wnnts of any sufferers.
Sergeant Tony Vanous and a squad of
policemen kept back the large crowd of
curious intent on seeing everything that
After the refugees had all been fed George
West of the Northwestern, Arthur Ander
son of the Milwaukee and City Passenger
Agent Abbot of the Union Pacific divided
the parties to the different railroads and
they were started on to their destinations
without '0 h-t';nch 'lni.--Tha-aeil-.
waukee hauled 167, the Northwestern 201
and the bttlanoe were sent over various
Omaha. Prepared for Kmrrjfory.
Omaha was prepared for the flrst full
train load of refugees. Committees from
the women of Omaha and the Associated
Charities had worked, together with the
relief committee under the direction of
tho special committee of five und the Im
mediate direction of Mayor Zlmman and
Superintendent Morris of the Associated
Charities and none was permitted to say
he or she did not et enough to rut In
Omaha. Ham and lonru? sandwiches,
apples, oranges, banan.i. coffee and a
large supply or tobacco were dealt out
with a lavish hand ami all were bnmtl-
Union station presented an sHmated ap
pearance when the women arrived to pre
pare meals for the refugees. The train
was expected here In time for breakfast
and many of the women arrived before
they had their own breakfast to ream
that the train would not be In until about
1:30 p. m. Stops along the road for meals
delayed this train beyond the expectations
of the railroad officials.
Tents Are tnlrkly Pat In.
All was hustle and bustle In preparing
tor the feeding of the hungry thousands,
who will pass through this city. Six
tents were secured from the Omaha Tent
snd Awning company, but the company
had no one who could put up the tents.
Mayor Zlmman phoned to Managera
Relter. Burgess and. Breed and these men
put the question to their stage hands with
the result that all were soon on hand and
put up the tents In short order. A fsucet
was attached to the fire hydrant and a
regular ramp was soon established.
Loads of buns and ham and fruit were
s.on srrlvlng and the 100 women were
noon spreading bread snd making sand
wiches as fsst a E. W. Pryor. chef of
the Commercial eluh could rut the bread
nd ham. Mr. Pryor undertook to cut
tlieas as fast as twenty women could
spread snd make the sandwiches and he
showed he could do the work as well as
direct the others in getting up the highest
Jon Hummel of the street depsrtment
wns on hsnd to build the tables and the
itmp m put together n short order.
A section of the wire fence was taken
d.wn south of the Union station and the
tents were rut tip In the open space between
the passenger snd freight tracks. Dr. New
man Hall Burdick and J. C. Penilsnd of
the Young Men's Christian association were
ssslstlng the women as best they could snd
Mgy Bernstein was on hand to help. Su
perintendent Morris of the Associated
Charities snd Mayor Zlmman were the
purchasers In chief and everything was
provided for the huagry travelers.
Teowle In rtarst.
Four committees had general charge ef
the service In the tents. The coffee com
mittee was In charge of Mrs. Nathan Reths-
'lilld. tlit fruit committee la charge of
Mts. Rev. T. J. Mackay. the sandwiches la
.charge of Mrs. F.d Johnson and the tables
in charge of ' Mrs. Draper Smith. Each of
i hear miiiwu hud a large committee to as
s'st In the work. Those who were on hand
.irly Wednesday morning were:
Mrs. Johnson s rommitte: Mesdames Kel-
log. Henry Ithodes, W. 11. Smith, 1.. House,
no.i.er, U. W. Soulhmatd. K. N. Towle, W.
. Wood worth. J. V. Tilson. J. L. Hanchln,
.Miss I.ivtiey, Mis Hamlin, Mrs. J. H. Tsy
'cr. iiis Kftcli.un. Mrs. A. L. Diikrson.
1 v ,-i t jli. J. C. I t inland. Miss Armstrong,
l I lieudes, Joe Clark. C. 1.. iKjInn,
M Fi ll. Mix W ard. -Mrs, Bradley and
. k. Joe Manilas.
Vr. Kutr. id's committee: Mesdames
-v J iJtl.lf ill, W. H W dgelineller. feller.
"I in c.rYrd'n.c'i;. Wir!T
. fhie, A. F. Hutchinson. L. Buell. T.
Ith, C. II. I.ir.g. E. Kl!-r. M. John
V. jon.-s, B. F. Felln.an, ,M. N. l.lpp. S.
A. Suaitl. Jamnn Lldd-ll. H. G. liell. M.
.I.'t'iiaon. J. Jurgensen and Miss Nina Jur-K-rsen,
Mrs N. C Chiiaiensen and G. I.
..1 Udion, Mrs. Ike Kaufinann, Morits
Meyer, C. Brsndels, Jones, Campbell. isei-
Itigg. Klinn, J. I. l-ee -.. !-. cmh.-i.i-mi, v..
II. Walworth, J. R. Campbell. W. Ij. Per-
rival, C. II. Withe.
Mrs. Smiths committee: irs. nm...
Mrs. J. J McMullen. Mrs. Ralph Connell.
Frank Hn!l-r. Miss Marie M Shane . Miss
Kllxaheth McConnHl, Miss I-oulc M'.Pher
son. Mrs. I. J. O'linnahue. Miss Catherine
O' Donahue and Mrs. J. A. Kuhn.
Mrs Mscksv'e committee: MesdsmesJ. H.
Hamilton. A W. Voting, tl. L. Wolfe. Kills
Jenkins. Mrs. W. H. Hodge. Mrs. K. I.. Ron
erteon. Mrs. Towle, Mrs. V. H Buchanan.
Mrs, Clinton Miller. Mrs. i. i.. i mrnm-.
Mrs. J. B. Rahm, Mrs. Joseph Polcar. Miss
Kthel Robertson, Mrs. Albert Noe. Mrs. B.
A Xn Allfstne.
Many of tne women were outspoken In
praise of the wonderful work done by the
Union Pacific In hustling supplies to the
coast Over 110 cars already have been
transported free of charge by the Union
racifir. and while the ' tents were being
erected two special trains of twenty-five
cars each were started on their long Jour
ney across the continent. One was a train
of medical supplies from the east and the
other was a train of relief supplies from
St. Paul. A porter who arrived from the
coast Wednesday morning said thousands
were coming through. He said all a man
had to do was to go to the agent of the
Union Pacific and Southern Pacific and
say he had lost everything in the disaster
and he was carried free as far as he
wanted to go.
A second relief train Is on Its way and
from the present schedule should arrive
In Omaha Thursday morning about
o'clock. This is composed of 380 people,
110 of whom have transportation to Omaha.
W" er they live here or not la not known.
' ?. avrlers Praise Treatment.
velers were all loud In their
the treatment they had received
t. !r nd at all points along the line
wh 4- d stopped. They were not very
hun 'hey reached Omana for the
care cf In
hen the t.
girls went ti
' been given plenty to eat
(though Mayor Zlmrman
int, they would be taken
'iat town was on hand
aled in and high school
.ugh the train and handed
out sandwiches and coffee to all. After
they hud all .hey could eat, over 100 sand
wiches were left on the train and some
were not eaten when Omaha waa reached,
so the coffee which the women of Omaha
had prepared was the most welcome. All
the fruit which was placed on the tablua
was eaten as well as most of the sand
wiches. The coffee and tea was also very
Many of the refugees had started on the
trip across the continent with little cloth
ing, one woman having nothing but
nightgown. These have been fitted out
from time to time along the route until
all are fairly well supplied. One woman
was without a hat und Mrs. Wyeth gave
her her hat and made a hat for herself
from a paper napkin.
Mrs. Anthony Green, an old woman, too
weak to stand, was seated on her bundles
and was unable to eat anything, although
she wanted a cup of tea, which was pro
vided. Bhe had a poor hat which she could
not keep on In the wind and when Miss
Kthel Robertson took off her veil and tied
It on the old woman she replied: "God
bless you, my dear."
Father and Son Meet.
An Interesting meeting was witnessed
when a father and son were united. John
Peering of Brookvllle, Pa., an elderly man.
was In Ban Francisco at the time of the
earthquake and his relative at home were
unable to hear, of him. . His. son Kilgur
started to San- Ft anclsoo ti ttearuU tor hut
father and by a strange coincidence they
met a Union station In Omaha.
One woman carried her . bird cage and
another had her dog, The woman with the
bird cage said she had lost everything else
and saw no reason for giving up her bird.
One young fellow had the running gears
to a sither. He said he was going to keep
It as a souvenir of the fire as It waa all he
had been able to find.
Thomas J. Hayden, a carpenter and
builder, who had been employed by tho
government on the Panama canal and who
had returned to the states to regain shat
tered health, had been in San Francisco
but. -two days. He was staying at 1030 Mis
, mon .treet and tells the usual story of ex
perlences. lle assisted In some of the res
cue work and told of a man pinioned by
heavy timbers and slowly burning to death
despite frantic efforta to release him.
policeman stepped, up, asked the man his
name and address, pulled out his revolver
and shot lilm dead. Another man caught
by the ankle had his foot cut off with
sn axe to set him free. The plastering ami
timbers in Hayden's room fell In on him,
but he was protected by the dresser which
fell nn him first after he had been thrown
out of bed.
Bark to that Dear Old Italy.'
Giuseppe Bolsn and his wife, who ran a
fruit store at 63 Division street, San Fran
rtsco. with several bulky packages of be
longings wrapped In blankets, were the
center of an attentive throng In the big
waiting room. Giuseppe and his helpmet t,
both of whom are well along In yeais.
were so bally scared and discouraged that
they decided to go home to Italy and quit
San Francisco forever. Tn hurrying out of
Oakland the Italian had something like iJOO
in cash. He bought tickets for himself and
his wife to the Atlantic seaboard for 11:1$
and then found that the refugee, could
travel free. Ever since he had been kick-
Ing himself and this is what he was Indus-
trlpnsly doing, aloud, while he stayed 'n
Omaha, and left on a regular train on the
Milwaukee later In the day.
"I am fed mucha. but have no mon." was
Giuseppe's plaint, hut after tlte listeners
concluded he was much better off than the
majority of Ids associates they did not
commiserate so very deeply.
Women Give Them l.nnrhes to Carry.
The Omaha women were not satisfied
merely to cram the pHsalng throng with
food; they filled their pockets and liags and
made them carry away fruits and sand
wiches. It was safe to say that none would
be hungry until after Chicago waa reached.
A striking feature of ttw lines of refugees
when the police got them In order to pass
through the dining tents was the number
who carried musical Instruments.' Iiozens
of men and boys had mandolins, guitars
and violins clasped In their hands and noth
One woman carefully rarrled a French
horn, wrapped In green felt.
' Thomas C. Bartholomae, proprietor and
editor of the Pacific. Coast Buker-Confee-tloner
that was, had prepsred a memorltl
to tiie people of the city along the lln),
which was being signed by all the people
on the train. It read:
The undersigned fire and earthquake
refuges from San Francistp hereby ap
point" Messrs K. E. Farly and Theodore
E. Bartholomae to retxirt in full to th
press the most humane, self-effacing and
niagnanimoua assistance accorded to us
by Ihe Southern Pacifie, Santa Fe an.j
Union Pacific railways and the clt.es
enumerated during our inwnora'ile trip of
refuge from the fire and eartlrii'iWe
stricken city of San Francisco.
Mr. Bartholomae wus accompanied by I presiuent or tne rationai Educational asso
his wi'e a-.d six small children. He i fltlon. und to National Commissioner of
ruined James Flood building. He h-IJ
up two keys and remarked that It waa
all he had left In the world out of a once
(Continued on Second Page-'
FUNDS PAID IN ARE USED IP
Contribntiom for California Belief Spent
foT Provisions that Are Sent.
SEVERAL THOUSAND YET TO BE COLLECTED
Pnhlle Schools Add Over seven Han
dred Dollars, Which Is Pleasant
Sarprlse ta All Work
Treasurer Drake of the Omaha-San Fran
cisco relief committee announces that some-
hlng over 120.000 already has been srent
for food supplies sent to California. This
practically usee up the funds contributed
and paid in up to Saturday night, but sev
eral thousand dollars are outstanding that
will more than cover the Initial expense
Incurred In making arrangements to feed
refugees passing through Omaha eastward.
Nothing has been done by the committee
toward buying fresh supplies for the
Public school children Tuesday con
tributed $723.94 In money and a carload
and a half of foodstuffs In excellent con
dition. The money has been taken care
of by Superintendent Davidson and was
paid over to tho relief committee Wednes
day. The provisions will be loaded within
day or two and Included In some of
the many relief trains the Union Pacific
s running to the coast.
Schools Give Surprise.
The cash contributions from the schools
surprised Superintendent Davidson anl
everyone else. Nothing nearly so large
was anticipated. Of the grade schools
the Central sent the biggest single dona
tion, 1100.67. Miss Fitch, the principal.
had to make two trips to the city hall
with the cash because one little, girl
absent Tuesday cried Wednesday morning
on arriving with a gift of (0 cents, under
the Impression that she was too late. To
comfort her Miss Fitch made a special
trip to the city hall with the half dollar.
The boys m the eighth grade at tho
Deals school collected forty-five dosen
eggs In their locality, sold them in the
commission district and devoted tho pro
ceeds to the relief fund. Practically
every one of the 17.000 school children
of the city gave something. The pennies
and small coins filled a tin ballot box
and Superintendent Davidson was pusxled
about what to do with the amount late
Tuesday evening. It was finally placed
In the vault of President McCague of the
Hoard of Education.
Mayor Zlmman Wednesday morning ap
pointed Passenger Agent West of the
Northwestern to have charge on behalf
of the local relief committee of trans
portation arrangements eastward for the
Schmlts Wires Thanks.
W. H. Green, president of the Omaha
Real Estate exchange, Wednesday morning
received a belated reply to his telegram
to Mayor Schmlts of San Francisco, sent
last Wednesday on behalf of the exchange.
The reply was sent from San Francisco
Wednesday morning, and It read:
'We deeply appreciate your sympathy
and offer of service." SCHM1TZ, Mayor.
NEW . YORK BANKER OX GROUND
W. A. Blmonson Brings Good 3iw
" Inn tlu Boat..'.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 26. W. A- Si
monson. vice president of the National City
bank of New York, which has the largest
financial connections In this city of any
of the eastern banking institutions, has
come to San Francisco as the personal
representative of his bank. Today he made
a cheering announcement to the effect that
the National City bank will do all In its
power to aid In the rebuilding of Ban Fran
Cisco. The institution for which he speaks
Is one of the strongest banks In the United
States. Among ita directors are E. II
Ilarrtman. Jacob H. Schlff and William
On learning of the earthquake, Mr. Simon
son took the first train out of New York
for San Francisco. In an Interview today
"I have been deeply Impressed by th
courage with which you are facing thl
situation and the wisdom and Judgmcn
which Is being displayed In meeting It. The
unquestioned solvency of your banks and
the fact that they will be prepared to meet
all reasonable demands will go far toward
the maintenance of confidence In the com
"In the necessities of the present and the
requirements of the future. In the restora
tion of your city and Its business I assure
you thut the National City bank of New
York Is prepared and Intends to extend
to you Its resources and Influence. We
stood up for Galveston, we stood up for
Baltimore and now we are going to stand
up for Ban Francisco.
"In my opinion eastern capital. In general,
realising that the disaster which has
wrecked Ran Francisco may not be repeated
before the end of time, will not hesitate
to again Invest largely In this city."
FIIIR VICTIMS FROM KtKOTl CITV
j OM of tht vi.ee Lose l.l,e
, , ,. Frirlu0i
pAKOXA rlTT. Neb.. April .- Special.)
I jrTOm n, ao far obtainable Dakota
ennnry furnished four victims for the great
California disaster In the persons of Albert
H. Bllven, wife and two daughters, Mrs.
Ed, Nason and Miss Polly Bllven. Edwin
Bllven. manager of the Akron Milling com
pany at this place and son of Mr. Bllven,
received the following telegram this after
noon from San Francisco: "Albert II.
Bllven. wife and two daughters killed at
Pslare hotel." The telegram Is signed
Palace Hotel. A telegram was at once
sent to another son. Theodore E. Bllven.
who but recently removed from this place
to Santa Ilosa. Cal.. to go at once to San
Francisco to further Investigate the tele
graphic news. Mr. Bllven was one of the
pioneer resldenta of this county, leaving
here about five years ago and locating In
Eureka. Cal. Mr. and Mrs. Bliven left here
about two months ago for their home in
California after an extended visit with rel
SCHOOL (HIIHHKV MAY ASSIST
Saagesteri that They Balse Money for
Kew School Ilonses.
SALT LAKE CITY. April 25.Elghteen
I million school children In the United States
will be asked to 'contribute $1,000,000
to erect fifteen school buildings In San
Francisco. It a suggestion by the Utah
Board of Education Is carried out. The
plan was outlined at a meeting of the board
on Monday evening, State Superintendent
A. C. Nelson presiding. Acting upon this
suggestion Mr. Nelson yesterday wired to
Nathan C. Schaefer of Harrlsburg. Pa.,
;d"tln ' Washington, .skin, a
national school day be set sside and
! t'1'" on a"v 'acl chool child In the
i ''"" States be asked to contribute 6 or
i k) cents to go toward the rebuilding of San
I Francisco's schools. It is believed that
10.ortO.000 of the lS.rt ""0 school children
uld be Induced to subscribe.
ostriih not from ovr.n utatk
t'lnora field and l.jo.is omc Forward
with Liberal Donation.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April 26.--1 Special. ) Bloom-
field came to the front In approved fash-
n this morning with a donation of $519
for the San Francisco sufferers. while
other towns sent In various sums to the
governor, as did a number of Individuals.
Die total amount received by the governor
up to date Is something over $3,600. A
great deal of money ws raised In Lincoln
and sent out without having gone through
he hands of tho executive.
The bills filed with the governor for
he two carloads of provisions shipped
out Saturday shows a considerable amount
of breakfast foods and pancake flour was
ncluded In the list. Following Is a list
of subscriptions received today:
Tilton-Phelps Furniture company
Woman's cluh, Lincoln 30.00
Nebraska Elevator Co. Lincoln.. 10.00
Westminster Presbyterian church,
From unknown parties
Itlzens of BloomMeld
Citizens of Minden
Citizens of Clarks . .
Citizens of Ilrlstow. Boyd county
Citizens of llurwell
Citizens of Campbell..
TECUMSEH, Neb., April 26. (Special.)
The second carload oi provisions for the
San Francisco sufferers was shipped from
Tecumseh over the Burlington this morn
ing. Tuesday morning a carload of corn-
meal was shipped and tlio car shipped
this morning contained tanned and fresh
vegetables, flour, etc. Both cars were
contributed by the citizens of Tecumseh
and farmers of Johnson county.
LYONS, Neb., April ur,. (Special Tele
gram.) George W. Lyttle, president of
the Lyons Commercial i.ssoclatlon, today
forwasded to Luther Drake at Omaha,
$200 that the association had raised for
the relief of the California sufferers. In
addition to this a car containing 26,000
pounds of flour waa loaded and shipped
today from 'Lyons Roller mills, 20.000
pounds of which waa donated by Frank
lin Everett, and the balance by the Com
mercial association. This car of flour will
be sent direct to Santa Rosa, where a
good many ex-Lyonltes have their homes.
DAKOTA CITY, Nob., April 25. (Special.)
In response to a teJegiam received from
Governor Mickey, this city appointed a to-
licit lug committee consisting of Messrs.
Oustave Berger, A. T. Haase, George T.
Woods and Barney Grlbble, who, after
day's solicitation, raised ever $200 in money
and about $100 worth of potatoes, beans,
bacon, flour, etc., all of which has already
been sent on its way.
COLUMBUS, Neb., April HotSpoclal.)
The citizens of this place contributed
$1,146.76 to the relief fund.
LEXINGTON, Neb., April 26. (Special
Telegram.) A train over the Union Pa
ciflc railroad containing over 600 refugees
from San Francisco arrive I here Just before
4 o'clock this morning. Provisions, con
sisting of hot coffee, canned fruit and eat
ables of all kinds, i sufcient for a good
breakfast for the entire number had been
prepared by citizens and was loaded on the
train. In addition to the above Lexington
citizens have liberally Mrnsponded to the
needs of those In the stricken city.
SANTA ROA WAS. IIARDF.ST HIT
, - ,. 4-- -
More Dead nnd Greater Comparative
Danute Thnn at Snn ITrnaelsco.
LOS ANGELES,- Cal.. April 24. Com
pared to the population it Is now believed
that in Santa Rosa the greatest loss of life
occurred from earthquake and fire, even If
this unfortunate city does not lead in the
actual number of victims. In a letter
received here front a former Los Angeles
man the writer auld In part:
This town Is in awful shape. There Is
not a singlo brick or alone building stand
lug and scores of fine desldences are In
ruins. Fires broke out In the business
district right after the shock and burned
dead and living alike. There were three
big hotels, while all of them fell, but one
took nre. From the M. Kose they took ou
nine bodies today. They found a little girl
In these ruins. She was unhurt but very
hungry ana tnirsty. naving tieen burled
four nights and days. The timbers hud
lodged so that they protected her. Cases
of this kind have been numerous. There
undoubtedly would have been a great many
lives saved If they could have gotten out In
tho first twenty-four hours, hut the task
was so great that it was an Impossibility.
General Greely Sends More Karnes of
Victims of Snn Frnnclseo Disaster. .
WASHINGTON, April 25. The War de
partment today received a telegram from
General Greely, dated Fort Mason, yester
day giving a further list of dead, as fol
Following named desd s re reported In ad-
aifion, io iiHi iciii mi iiiHni
Haeehter, Albert D.
Sullivan, Denis T.
HiiHtell. N. A.
Roche, Teresa '
l'etrig, Anne Mary
Aebl. Joseph I!.
Mauscn, Kolter M.
Two hundred and twenty-one Injured are
being cared for at general hospital Presldiu.
7M at Park Emergency hospital. mnktu
1.006 injured so Tar reported. No further
reports on this subject will be rendered un
less specially called for.
St. Joseph's Contribution.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. April 25. St. Joseph s
fund for the California sufferers has
reached $12,000 and contributions continue
to come in.
KANSAS DEMOCRATS MEET
Former Senator William A. Harris
Xonitnnted for Governor by
TOPEKA. Kan.. April a. -The demo
cratic state convention tonight made the
following nominations for slate officers by
Governor, William A. Harris, Lyndon;
lieutenant governor, li. P. Farelly, Cna
nute; attorney general, David Uvermyer,
i opvKN , trtri-reiry oi aiuie. iiugn C A In
born, Smith county; superintendent of pub
lic Instruction, A. B. Carney, Cownrdla;
state auditor. William Bowen, Atchison;
state treasurer, Patrick Gorman. Bourbon
county; railroad commissioners. Harry Mc
Millan, Ottawa; C. A Cooper, Hice county;
James Humphrey. Geary county; Justices
of the supreme court. W. S. Glaus, Mar
shall county, and lxirenzo Hawn, leaven
worth, lor four years; A. M. Jackson.
Cowley county, and 1. M. Dale, Sd'wick
county, for six years; insurance cominiiiiH
sloner. J. W. Murphy. KuH.iell; fur state
printer, V. P. Feder, Barton county.
William A. Harris, candidate for gov
ernor, was formerly United Slates senator
from Kansas. He was a confederate
soldier In the civil war and was one of
the engineers who built the Union Pacific,
WASHINGTON, April 2B. Nominations
Benjamin F. M arshall. United States mar
shal, territory of Arizona.
Piuitmasiers: Kansas, J. M Chlshsm,
Atchison; H. Jermark, BeUdt: 8. P. Kimpp,
Clyde; J. E. Slevenn. tloodland. Missouri.
8 B Kelfncr. Perryvllle; G. W. fcVhweer.
Windsor. Montana. C. C. Chaffln, Hamil
ton. Nebraska, F. W. Bamhart. HajtUig
ton; A. F. Lnoa, Stanton.
LEADERS OUT FOR BENSON
Republican Strength of Omaha Back of the
Candidate for Major.
RALLY LAST NIGHT PROVES AN OVATION
Baldrlare, Cnvrrll. Cornish, Webster
and Wnttles All Int the Rapport
of the Tirket Xnmed at
What proved to be the biggest and most
enthusiastic republican meeting of the cam
paign was lhat held last night at Crclghton
hall, when K. A. Benson and other leaders
of the party held the attention of the audi
ence for two hours. The hall did not con
tain a large enough number of disirs to
seat the multitude that came, and between
100 and S0O persons had to stand up. Aa
has been the case several times before, the
women of the city showed their Interest In
the candidacy of Mr. Benson by coming
to hear him, and all through the front of
the room there was a liberal sprinkling of
the feminine contingent. Music was fur
nished by an orchestra while the audience
Howard Baldrlge was chairman of the
evening. Before introducing the speakers
Coming down the street this moraine I
saw the sign. "Help build up Umann. Vote
tur Jim uaiilman. 1 woudcr what Jim
Duhlnmti ever did to build up Omutia. He
hus been here a few yoars a uiactical
newcomer. He does business, not In Omaha,
i "i ouuin umana. fie is not connected
with any great Interest or tills city. He
has been and Js an unknown iiu.uutty. On
the otner hand. 1 c;m tell vou of o mmi
who has helped build up Omaha, and I sav
that under that sign "Help build up
Omaha," might rightly be written "Vote
lor Erastus A. Benson."
inn reason the opposition has attscked
Mr. Benson so fiercely Is because he Is
Independent. He is a man on whom they
can pull no strings. If K. A. Benson Is
put into power he will be the people's
mayor and he will stand for the people.
I know of no republican who will vote
for Mr. Dahlman, but 1 do know of many
democrats who will vote for Mr. Benson.
Cornell Arsrnes for Benson.
Robert Cowell came to the platform
In the midst of a storm of applause. He
This large atidlenre and wurm reeenlinn
Is a uiaKniliclent tribute tn the nartv and
to Its standard bearer, Mr. Benson.
I will make no chances aaaliiHt Mr. Dahl
man as an Individual, nor would 1 even
name Htm ir he were only a private citizen.
The only quality which Is mentioned by
IiIb supporters as belonging to htm and
which entitles him lo tim ninvnr'i office
Is backbone and his claims to tills rent on
the fact that he whs once sheriff of a
western county and wus mayor of Chadron.
v e present rant us A. Benson, who has
helped to build the city. No important
public enterprise has ever been undertaken
in Omaita but has tied his help. Benson
laid out street car tracks, largely at hi
own expense, and made a town. He has
been a builder of homes. So when the cry
comes from democracy to help build up
wmana, ir uemocracy is sincere, democracy
win vote ror n;. A. lienson.
As regards the candidates for council
never hus so good a ticket been nominated
Never has It embraced so many business
men, never so many men nt honesty and
Demonstration Greets Candidate.
When E. A. Benson was called to the
speakers' platform by Chairman Baldrlge,
he could not speale fur several minutes, so
great was the demonstration. Men and
women 'oe tow theli feet snd gave a sue
cession 'of checs,wTiilo"liala and lmndger
chiefs went flying Into the air. ,
"Those cheers were nut for me, they
were for the principles of the party' said
Mr. Benson. "I know you have thus
greeted me because you have selected me
to stand between you and certain special
Interests which are trying to own your
government." He continued:
The people of the other side have been
saying that I am weak, that 1 fear the
stand I took when the platform was
enunciated will lose me votes, and am now
trying to make some of the voters believe
that I see things differently. I want to
suy to you tonight that I stand here as
firmly rooted on every plunk of that plat
form as when I first announced It at the
beginning of the campaign lit" this very hall.
I( it loses votes. I lose them then. I don't
have tn be mayor, but I do have to keep
my self-respect. And 1 don't want the
vote of any man If he thinks I am going
to trim, aa the democrats call It.
"Thou shall not lie" Is not an Issue; It
is a commandment. Yet tl men who are
working Willi Mr. Dahlman seem to think
that commandment has been repealed.
They have been circulating a list of the
names of 1) business men who said they
would support Dahlman. Gentlemen, 28 per
cent of these men at the very least have
telephoned lo me to say they never prom
ised to support hiui and will not. George
A. Hoaglnnd. whose name was used, asked
nie ns a special favor to denounce the Im
position. ThtiKS, grafters, snloon keepers and dive
keepers are sgalnst nie, because there is
sn atmosphere In which their business can
not thrive. The franciiisod corporations
are ngulnst lc because there Is an at
mosphere In which graft cannot live. The
breweries are against ine because they
want certain privileges which t tie law does
not allow. They are making sn Issue and
I am ready tn meet il. As between the
home snd the saloon, I am for the home
Cornish Makes a lilt.
K J. Cornish made a hit with the audi
ence. At times the seeming audacity of his
statements caused his hearers to stiffen and
place themselves in an attitude of defense,
hut the next moment a sentence of ex
planation caused them to break Into smiles
; at their fears. This was noticeable when
he referred to (he direct primary as a
dangerous institution, and again when he
Bald he did not believe In putting the ques
tion of prohibition before the people. The
dlruct primary, he concluded, was the
source of untold good, as long as the In
fluential men of the party made it a point
to see that the rank and file forgot the
passions and prejudices engendered by the
primary were willing to abide by lis re
sults. He said:
It is strange how the world moves on
and how one loses track of things. Why
In the last year, one short year, though i
have been in the city three days every
month, and though i thought that in my
years of residence here I got to know
moat of the prominent people, the demo
crats have nominated a man for mavor
whom J never met.
I have heard it said there are some who
were supporters of Mnores in tho last
campaign, who think they ought to antag
onize Mr. Benson now. Frank E. Monren
never took such a course In his life. Fie
fifteen years I've Blood in political meet
ings snd said:
"Don't de stroy the - ship In which you
hoped to sail; don't sharpen a knife which
may be turned against you." And 1 say
to every pullt u-ian. to every Influential
man In the party, "see to It that every man
in the arty shall abide, by the results
of the primary." '
They say Dahlman promises an open
town. If it goes out over the stste that a
man can lie Heeled mayor of -Omaha by
promising he will not enforce the law, it
will stir up a fight In this state such as
has never been seen, for the people will
not be governed by persons whom they
appointed a Fire and Police Board to re
strain. Webster nnd Wattles Speak.
John L. Webster, referring to the banner
across the street bearing the words "Vote
for Jim Dahlman," regretted that Omaha
had not got beyond the "Jim" age. The
only thing he had heard against Mr. Ben
son, he declared, was that Mr. Benson
was too good.
"I have traveled east, west, north and
south," said Gurdon W. Wattles, "and I
have been chagrined In many places to
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EULOGIES ON THE FARMER
Enthaslnstle Trlbntes Paid to Tillers
of the Soil by Congress
WASHINGTON, April ZS.-The ears of
the American farmer must have burned
todajf because of tho eulogies and tributes
to his energy, devotion and patriotism paid
him by members of the house during the
consideration of the agricultural appropri
ation bill. Next to the achievements of
the American farmer, the American hen
came In for unstinted praise for her In
dustry and her usefulness, her champion
being Mr. Dawson (la.), who contributed
thoughtful speech to the literature of
The president's message recommending an
appropriation of $310,000 for Mare Island
navy yard waa read and referred to the
committee on appropriations.
Without reaching an agreement aa to the
limit of general debate on tho agricultural
bill It went over until tomorrow, the fea
tures of the bill not being touched upon.
Immediately after the completion of the
routine business today the senate took up
and passed the bill amending the law to
give allotments of land to the Indians.
An amendment for the cession of the
lands of the Blackfeet Indian reservation
In Montana was adopted, after being modi
fied so as not to prohibit the bringing
of suits regarding water rights In the res
ervation. The bill was then laid aside and the mes
sage of the president regarding the em
ployment of labor on government works
In the vicinity of Ban Francisco was or
Mr. Flint followed the reading of the mes
sage by Immediately Introducing a bill ap
propriating $300,000 for the employment of
extra labor In the navy yard at Mare
Mr. Tillman made an effort to have a
day fixed for a vote on the railroad bill,
but was again unsuccessful. Mr. Spooner
gave notice of a speech for tomorrow on
that bill and Mr. Clurk of Arkansas for a
speech on Friday on the same question.
The senate then adjourned until tomorrow.
NEW PHASE FD0WIE CASE
Creditors Seek to Hare Fonader of
T.lon City Declared a
CHICAGO, April 25. Involuntary bank
ruptcy proceedings were started late this
afternoon against John Alexander Dowle
Individually before Judge K. M. Landls,
Ransom F. Walker Is one of the petitioning
creditors. He Is guardian of the estate of
Ethel B. Foley, a minor and conservator of
-Mrthnafr, T.- rVila .e T 1.0 claims invoavfj
amount to $7,000. Howie's liabilities are
not actually known at this time. His as
sets are said to be about $2,fi00,000. Heating
was set for next Monday morning.
The action taken today threatens to dis
rupt Zlon City In Us present unsettled
state. The filing of the petition also
pla-es some knotty points of law before
the court for an untangling. The Zlon
City property, estimated to be worth any
where from $16,000,000 to $20,000,000, is now
claimed by two factions of the church. led
by Dr. Dowle and General Overseer Wil
bur Glenn Vollva.
Before a receiver Is appointed on the pe
tition in bankruptcy filed today the United
States court will endeavor to determine
who has the proper title to the property.
Whatever' may be the decision a long
drawn out legal fight Is promised.
Dowle's legal advisors declare that he
Is solvent beyond question and that the
bankruptcy proceedings will serve to prove
TWO CATTLEMEN ARRAIGNED
Plead - Not Guilty to Conspiracy
Defrand Government Ont
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. April 2S. (Special
Telegram.) In the United States court to
day John McGuIre and Howard A. Blnford
were arraigned, before Judge Carland nnd
pleaded not guilty to an Indictment char
ging them with engaging In a conspiracy to
defraud the United States government nut
of tracts of public land In western South
Dakota. McGulre and Blnford were Jointly
Indicted with Thomss H. Aynrs, John T.
Newell and Carl Petan, the flrst two
named hsvlng filed s plea of not guilty
several days ago, whllo Petan last Satur
day pleaded guilty and was sentenced to
imprisonment for a period of one year in
the Hughes county Jail at Pierre snd fined
$1,000. The Irlsl of the crises sgalnst Mc
Gulre, Blnford, Ayers and Newell have
been continued until the October term of
the federal court in Sioux Falls.
ANTI-TRUST SUITS IN TEXAS
Charters of Armour, Swift and Fort
.Worth Lire Stock Corporntlons
AUSTIN. Tex . April 25. As a result of
anti-trust Investigation made by Judge J.
H. IJghtfool. asalstant to the atttorney
generul, twenty-one anil-trust suits were
filed today In the Twenty-sixth district
court by the state. Involving penaltlrs of
$17,000,000. It Is sought by the stale to for
feit the charters and permits of the Fort
Worth Live Stock exchange and atl l!s
members, the Fort Worth Stock Yurds
company. Armour A Co. and Swift and
Company. These corporations are charged
with maintaining a monopoly and conspir
acy In restraint of trade.
PREDICTS QUAKE FOR HAVANA
Anstrtnn Scientist Snys Phenomena of
llirr Indicates a Snakeap
HAVANA. April 25 Prof. J. F. No war
of Vienna, who is lecturing before the
Cuban Institute of scientists on phenomena
of nature, said that his studies of the con
dition of plant life in the vicinity of Ha
vana, combined with peculiarith a In the
sun's appearance Indicate a violent earth
quake and tidal wave between May IE and
19 which will sweep the seaward part of
Havana, Including the suburb of Vedsdedn.
Being questioned closely Prof. Nowatk
said that while the conditions pointed pos
itively to a disturbance he could not guar
antee Its appearance.
ARMY TAKES CHARGE
CommiiWj Department Will Distribut
Relief Suppliea in San Franoleco.
REPORTS FROM ALL POINTS OPTIMISTIC
Conditions in All Quarters of the City An
STREET CARS ARE PROMISED TODAY
Retail Stores Reopen and Sell at Prioea
Fixed bj the City.
VIGILANCE COMMITTEES ARE SUPPRESSED
Mayor lastrnrts Tollce to Treat Bell.
Appointed Guards as Ixinters-a
State Troops Will Ba
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25.-At l.tt this
afternoon a shock of earthquake wks fell.
It lasted nearly a minute and caused con
siderable alarm, though no one was In
jured. A number of walls of burned build
ings which were still standing In a weak
condition were thrown down and frail
buildings were considerably shaken up, but
the damage done was slight.
The shock was also felt In Oakland and
Berkeley, but In these places It wag very
slight and of brief duration.
The earthquake caused the death of Mrs.
Annie Whitaker, aged 28. Mrs. Whltaker
waa at work In the kitchen of her home
on Shotwell street. In the Mission district,
when the shock came. The chimney, which
had been left in a tottering condition by
the heavy quake lost Wednesday, crashod
through the roof upon the young woman
and . fractured ber skull, lier bod was
taken, to the morgue at Portsmouth Square
and burled an hour later at Laurel Hill
BAN FRANCISCO, April 25. -Gradually
the national government Is taking over the
work of succoring the homeless and food
less thousands of San Francisco and to
morrow tho representatives of the United
States army will have charge of the gi
gantic task of tasutng food to ail those
who still remain In the city. This develop
ment resulted from the meeting of the
executive committee today and the work
will be turned over to the United Slatoa
quartermaster of this department, who will
establish a complete systam of Issuing ra
tions at all of the fifty-eight stations
throughout the city.
This was a day of optimistic reports
from all quarters. "Conditions improve."
was the happy expression from those who
have had charge of any of the self-imposed
duties of caring for their less fortunate fel
low townsmen during the last few days.
Business Is, Reseated.
In fart. p.w ihnt J ha most tnioortaiitj
flotj' tiT'tir-he trforViied ty Tie Unite J '
States army that of distributing the food
and supplies which have been donated
most lavishly by the people the citizens of
San Francisco have turned their attention
to the details of the reconstruction of their
business. There was resumption of busi
ness to an astonishing extent today, con
sidering tho conditions throughout the resi
dent section. Retail stores were Instructed
to reopen and the municipal government
has established a scale of prices for the'
most Important commodities food, cloth
ing, etc. which Is even below that exist
ing under normal conditions. Warning
was given retailers that any effort on their
part to charge exorbitant prices would re
sult in summary action by the authori
ties. Street Cars Promised Today.
Street cars are progilsed for tomorrow
morning and electric lights will be turned
on tomorrow evening. As It Is there Is no
need for the resumption of rooking lit
the houses. The work of Improving the
chimneys Is growing rapidly, but It will be
some lime before it 1s considered safe to
The preparation of the morning and even
ing meal Is one of the most picturesque
sights to be seen. In front of every house
there Is a small Improvised furnace or
cook stove whereon tho food Is ' prepared .
In some places the Chinese servants still
remain faithful to their employers and to
them the cooking Is entrusted, but It Is
no unusintl thing to see the wives of men,
who were a few days ago the possessers
of millions, stirring the porridge or deftly
manipulating bacon and eggs. The house
wives enter Into the spirit of the work
with a zest and good nature that demon
strates the facility with which the average
American adjusts himself or herself to the
needs of Ihe hour.
Everybody Retires Early.
Ran Francisco goes to bed at nightfall.
While the extremely rigid rule concerning
lights In houses lias been considerably mod
ified, still the general situation Is consid
ered by the average citizen to be so unsafe
t night that he retires without going
abroad and In many cases without showing
a light In his house. Many reports have
been made during the past few days of
shots fired into houses that showed a light
and few ar disposed to take' chances. To
those who have known San Francisco In
former days these statements will appear
San Francisco has gone through stren
uous days since It was awakened early
Wednesday nnd everything has given up
to the task of restoring its position.
The mayor today took a firm stand
against the many self-constituted citizens'
protective committees organized In manv
sections of the city by bodies of men who
undertook to regulate the affairs of their
neighborhoods. Bo many complaints have
been made against these "committees" that
action was considered necessary to protect
citizens, press representatives and those
who were acting ill some capacity to pre-
j serve the peace and good order of the city.
Responsible citizens have Seen stopped at
night and submitted to humiliating examin
ations as to why they were abroad after
dark and shots have been fired at persons
who had a perfect right to go where they
pleased at any hour.
It was one of these so-called "vigilance
committees" that Is to he held responsible
for tho death of Major Tllden, who was
shot while performing relief work. The
mayor today gave Instructions that the
members cf the.se "committees'" were to be
disarmed wherever found by the city police
and If any resistance was offered were to
be treated as looters, which moans that
they aro to be shot without ceremony.
Water Problem Still Bartons.
The water problem Is still a serious eat,
It' waa decided today that still further re
strictions should be put upon the una ei
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