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THE O. MATT A 'DAILY' hEK: SUNDAY. APH1L 20, lPOfi.
PF.B, April J. '0.
Special Offering in Ladies' Gowns, 620
Oowns made of long cloth, with low neck and short sleeves, embroidery trimmed
alth yoke of hemstitched tucks, worth 6c Monday KHc each.
Skirt Special, 62y2c
Mads with cambric top nnd lawn flounce with pin tuck, Rood full width, regu
lar value R5c Monday 62tye each.
We make a specialty of matched net In lace, rrlccs range from W. $10 to $35.
Colored Wash Materials
Tour new waah dress will not he In style
unless It In made from material of this
Reason's prevailing fashion. We will be
Klad to show you our waah materials, which
are all of the choicest design, newest
weaves and latest coloring. Ask to see
Printed Nainsook check. 18c.
Printed cross barred lawns,
Vlcerlne mercerised Panama, 25c.
flllkteed poplin, c
Mercerized poplin SSe.
Imported wash chiffon, 26c.
New white ground printed percale, lOo,
Printed whit ground madras. 13c, lRc, 20c,
iSe, 0c, ilm yard.
Embroidered linens, at Vc.
Printed organdies, 15c yard.
Scotch sephyr gingham, Xc yard.
Mercerised Jacquards, In cream colored,
at 30c and J5c.
the fire that has swept the city. Great
collections of Invaluable records came to
the pitiful end of making food for the
No accurate estimate can be made of the
monetary worth of the books destroyed,
but It Is believed that their market value
was In excess of $3.0i0.000. The public li
brary wa the eighth largest Institution of
it kind In the I'nlted State. Librarian
Ceorge W. Clark said: "In the main li
brary In the eastern wing of the city hall
we had 130,000 book. Thi was a total
loss, the structure housing the volume be
ing shattered by earthquakes and swept
"When our branch collections are brought
together," he continued, "we will have a
good working library of reference books
and a fine collection of standard literature.
We have $750,000 that Andrew Carnegie gave
us, which sum Is still Intact, and Is, I be
lieve, now available. We have the square
block of land bounded by Van Ness, Hayes,
Franklin nnd Fell streets, which was
bought with bond Issue money, and we have
H.OOO.OOO of money available for a new li
"Our great dlsnster will result In hurry
ing this work of construction, and doubt
.luss the building of the new home for San
Francisco's books will begin In the near
future. Meanwhile the various branches
of the library that escaped the 'fire are
open far the return and donation of books.
Next week the trustees will meet to devise
a method of circulation."
Solro Library done.
The Mechanics' Institute library and the
Mercantile library combined a few weeks
ago. Their collections had not yet been
brought together, but both library struc
tures, the former on Post street below
Kearney, and the tatter on Sutter street
nbova Kearney, were burled. In the two
lollections were 100,000 volumes, snd all
were lost. The Sutro library of 'JOO.OOO
volumes collected by the late Adolph Sutro,
was destroyed. These books were stored
In the Montgomery barracks and In a
was of immense value, as it contained some
uf the rarest books In the I'nlted States,
building on Battery street. The collection
The library of the Society of Pioneers, In
their building on Fourth street. Is gone.
One of Its priceless features was the type
written reminiscences of pioneers bound
In twelve volumes. The Bohemian club lost
Its library of 1,000 volumes, many of them
autograph copies from noted authors. The
Krennh library of lO.OfO books, which was
in the Spring Valley building. Is no more.
The B Nal B'Rith library contributed 10,000
volumes to the pyre. The flames took the
costly library In the Crocker mansion.
Nothing remains of the 35.000 volumes of
the San Francisco law library. The su
preme court lost Its library of 10,000 vol
umes and the fine collections of Appellate
Judge Harrison and of Dr. Taylor, dean of
the Hastings Law college, are In ashes.
A few private law libraries escaped the
fl lines, notable among these being the col
lections of former Judge Stack and Su
perior Judge Carroll Cook, which were In
tlielr residences in the unburned district.
Only Oit Library Intact.
To sum up. of all the big libraries In
tan Francisco one alone is Intact, but
luckily that one Is of great value.' The
Bancroft library, containing an Immense
collection of historical works, was stored
st Twenty-sixth and Valencia streets and
Is undamaged. This collection was pur
chased some time ago by the University
of California -and doubtleu will be taken
to Berkeley for th use of the students as
soon as possible.
Mayor Bchmlts today received many ca
m IliUn ItrTTTTll
iGmocratic Mass Meeting
Monday Evening at 8 P. M.
SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED
12 He Stlkalines, In a fine line of styles, at 5c yard.
16c Cretonne Drapery, Monday at Dc yard.
25c and 30c Lace Door Panel at 10c each.
35c Lace Door Panels at 15c each.
$4.00 Lace Bed Seta at $1.98 per net.
$5.50 Lace Bed Sets at $3.75 per set.
$5.25 Lace Bed Seta at $3.48 per set.
$7.00 Lace Bed Seta at $4.28 per set.
$8.60 Lace Bed Sets at $5.50 per set.
$10.00 Lace Bed Sets at $6.60 per set.
New shadow check printed madras, 25c.
Mercerised taffeta sephyr. at 25c.
New Jacqtiard "Hanssl" silk. 50c yard.
Real Irish dimities, 25c and 3"c yard.
Silk organdies, 25c yard.
Special Sale of Fancy Linens in
Our Economy Basement
HEMSTITCHED DAMASK SCARFS.
All 45c H. S. Damask Scarfs, 19c each.
HEMSTITCHED DAMASK TRAY
All 45c H. S. Damask Tray Cloth, 26c.
All 10c Huck Towels, 5c each.
All 12 Husk Towels, 8c each.
DRAWN AND OPENWORK LVNCH
All $1.00 Openwork Lunch Cloths, Me each.
All SSe Openwork Lunch Cloth. 49c each.
AH 75c Openwork Lunch Cloths, 38fc each.
blegrams which had been delayed, from
every quarter of the globe, expressing sym
pathy for the people. Among these were
words of comfort and good will from Aus
tralian cities, Dublin's mayor and other
Irish officials throughout Ireland; from
New Zealand, from Baron Kanako, at
Toklo, who sympathises with the American
people. From Englishmen In China, India,
South Africa and many far off points,
where the news of San Francisco's catas
trophe Is known came words of sympathy.
Problems (or Legislature.
"There Is nothing left but courage and
grit," said Charles F. Curry, secretary of
state, but there Is plenty of that to
again make San Francisco what it has
been and always will be the largest and
most important city on the Pacific coast.
Those who believe that San Francisco will
not be rapidly rebuilt and on a greater
and grander scale don't know the spirit
of the west. San Francisco will remain
the principal gateway through which com
merce and trade to the orient will flow."
Speaking of an extra session of the legis
lature, Becretary Curry said: "No one who
has seen San Francisco as It now stands,
after the terrible devastation by two of
nature's greatest ' forces, would quibble a
moment about an extra session. While 1
cannot speak authoritatively for the gov
ernor, I know that he la in favor of calling
a special session to enact special legisla
tion, and I believe Governor Pardee will
call an extra sesaibn. The loss of records
and the state taxation In the affected dis
tricts need special legislation to meet the
occasions. These laws can later be re
pealed." The state, declared Secretary Curry,
could make no gift to the stricken cities,
but, he said, he had been assured by mem
bers of the State Board of Equalization
that they were willing to reduce the state
taxation for the city and county of San
Banks In Good Shape.
AH of San Francisco's fourty-four banks,
thirty-two commercial and twelve savings,
will be located within a small area of
the burned district. Inspection has re
vealed the fact that the vaults In every
Instance remain Intact, but, with probably
two or three exceptions, the fine bank
buildings were utterly destroyed.
According to the statements filed by
those barks with the bank commission
January 1 In', the value of the bulldlims
aggregated $,06,032. Add to this total the
valuation of premises occupied by the ten
national ba-iks, $927,2&5, and the aggregate
la $6,992,!7. Two-thirds of this valuation
represents the land value of the banking
sites and, therefore. Is not loss, so the
net loss to the banks is about $2,330,000, a
sum which in no way Impairs their finan
cial standing. The buildings end fixtures
are partly Insured snd this will cut down
the loss to a less figure, but how much
cannot be stated with any degree of defi
nlteness at this time.
rienty of Cash In J Ik tat.
The money on hand in the thirty-two
commercial bunks at the time was $16,551,454,
while the savings banks have coin In hand
to the amount of $3,Ss8,!ttM. Add to this
the $10,U30,7H5 In specie In the vaults .of the
ten national banks and there is an aggre
gate of $30,571,05 In coin Immediately avail
able. The amount of money due the three
classes of banks from other banks and
bankers was $37,!&7,0'JU, of which, however,
only $18,000,000 due from outside banks can
be figured on, the balance being due from
other Sun Francisco banks. This brings
the total money within Its reach up to more
In the line of convertible securities these
in Our Drapery
All 60c Openwork Lunch Cloth. 25c each.
MKRCBRIZED DAMASK BY THE YARD.
All 50c Mercerised I'amaak, 25c yard.
All $1.26 Hemmed Bed Spread. 88c each.
All $1.60 Hemmed Red Spread, $1.00 each.
All $1.75 Hemmed Bed Spread, $1.38 each.
All $1.75 Fringed Bed Spread, $1.38 each.
SPECIAL SALE- WASH TABLE COVERS.
All $1 75 8-4 Wash Table Cover, $129 each
All UM 8-10 Wash Table Covers, $l.b
All 10c Teneriffe Doille, 2c each.
All 19c Teneriffe Dollies, lie each.
All 85c Teneriffe Dollies, 19c each.
Stylish Outer Garments for
The new linen rults are now beginning
to arrive, dainty summer effect, la the
Eton and Pony design, price $15.00.
Special reduced prices Monday on all
cloth suits, plenty of the larger sizes.
Hundreds and hundreds of pretty waists.
See the new Dutch necks and short
sleeves. Prices $3.00, $4.26, $6.00.
Special values in silk petticoats st $5.00
banks held stocks and bonds valued at
$91,191,130. One-third of this total represents
I'nlted States bonds. This one-third, $30,-
000,000, brings the grand total of money
within reach of San Francisco banks to
$78,000,000, and It Is safe to say that suffi
cient additional securities are so readily
convertible that the total could be made
$100,000,000 In ten days' time.
Fifty-Four Bodies at Santn Rons.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., April 28.-Two more
bodies have been taken from the ruins of
the buildings destroyed by the earthquake.
Neither can be positively Identified. This
makes a tota' of fifty-four bodies taken
from the ruins. The attorneys of Santa
Rosa, realising the consequences that
would ensue if a number of lawsuits In
volving marriages and promissory notes
and questions of land titles should be
brought now, met In convention at the
Sonoma County Bar association snd agreed
not to file any such suits for the coining
six months. By that time. It Is believed,
confidence will have been fully restored
and that everyone will have had time in
which to make arrangements for carrying
on the policy that seems best suited to
the conditions. .'v.
ACTIVITY IS THE STRICKEN CITY
People Are Taking; Steps te Retsrs to
Their Regular Occupation.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28. The day
broke clear and pleasant with a warm sun
shine after one of the most disagreeable
nights since the great lire. A cold wind
blew from the north until a late hour last
night, and It was with difficulty that the
people camping out, especially on the
ground, kept warm. Additional blankets
and other coverings were distributed In the
various camps last night and the suffering
was minimised. Today the weather bids
fair to be pleasant and this will make the
work of the relief committee easier.
Lust night was the quietest in the city
since the strict patrol was established.
There was practically no firing of shots
anywhere and few arrests were made, and
these only for minor offenses.
Street cars were in operation this morn
ing and the confusion and congestion in
the unburned district was less noticeable.
Many of the firms opened up their offices
In residences and began the work of
straightening out their affairs with the
view of resuming business as soon as pos
sible. The real estate board met the whole
salers' association in a Joint meeting this
morning and there was a thorough discus
sion or the details of resuming business on
this side of the bay. The offers of citlsens
of Oaklund of a large tract of land on that
side of the bay to the wholesalers hsd
stirred up the real estate men to the Im
portance of Immediate action to retain
these firms In San Francisco, and from
present indications It seems that there will
be no difficulty in arriving at some sort
of understanding between these two Im
There was much activity today through
out the burned section, many men being
engaged in clearing away debris In prep
aration for the Immediate construction of
temporary buildings. Further warning was
sent out to all who have safes In the
burned buildings advising them not to at
tempt to open vaults or safes of any kind
for the present. Several' persons opened
small safes taken from the ruins and the
contents Immediately took fire and were
consumed. There were fewer reports today
of falling walls, most of the dangerous
ruins having already been rased.
Army officers In charge of the refugees'
camp at Oolden Oats park report that
conditions there are excellent .and that the
refugees are so situated that they not only
experience no suffering, but no discomfort.
With few exceptions all tents have been
made water tight by being lined with tar
building paper, which was the principal
supply distributed yesterday. The occu
pants of every tent have been supplied
with a field cook stove and the refugees
In need are given a double army blanket
upon request being made to the officer of
the day. Within the last forty-eight hours
fully 100 campers have left Oolden Out
park to occupy houses they left In fear of
fire or new places they have found In the
burned district. The Dominican sisters
have Informed the Associated Press that
their college at San Rafael was not dam
aged by the earthquake and that studies
hsve been resumed In the Institution.
The ship Oeorge Curtis, which came to
dock at the Eighteenth street dry dock at
Ban Francisco yesterday, had a collision
at sea and the third mate was killed, the
captain seriously Injured and the ship
MeCreary Will Refcalld.
SAN FRANCISCO, April M A. B. Mo
t'reary, the millionaire who owns th site
of the old Western Union building, at the
corner uf Montgomery and Pine streets. In
which were located the offices of the Asso
ciated Press, la to begin Immediately the
construction of a six-story building of the
most modern style. Mr. Mct'retry. who
alao owns the southwest corner of Pins
and Montgomery streets, says be will not
$1.25 Nottingham Lace Curtains, 6'c pair.
$2.50 Nottingham iJice Curtains at $1.29 a pair.
90c and $1.00 Nottingham Ijice Curtains at 49c pair.
$1.50 Ruffled Swiss Curtains at $1.00 pair.
$2.00 Swlsa Curtains, appliqued, $1.26 pair.
$3.00 Ecru Fish Net Lace Curtains, $1.49 pair.
$6.00 Ecru Battenberg Net Curtains, $3.98 pair.
$9.00 White Battenberg Lace Curtains, $4.39 ralr.
Extension Curtain Rods, made of highly polished,
brass covered steel tubing, with metal ends and brackets,
complete, 6c per rod.
The Famous ''Burlingham'',
"Rajah" and "Bungalow"
Silks at Sweeping Reduc
tions, Monday, 75c Yd.
Do not confuse these silks with cheap
fabric. They are purely all silk, and
have good solid value In every yard. Par
ticularly desirable for traveling, outing
and automobile gnrments of all kinds. In
a fine line of color. Burlingham never
sold for less than $2.0O, "Rajah" less than
$1.25, "Bungalow" less than $1.00. Your
choice of a beautiful line of colors Mon
day 75c yard.
Special Sale of Table Cloths
Monday we will place On special sale all
fine Irish and Scotch Table Cloths that are
mussed and soiled, at les than manufac
12 $2.25 Cloth, 2x2 yards; sale price, $1.8
15 $3.75 Cloth, 2x2H yards; sale price,
19 $4.50 Cloth, 2x2H yards; sale price,
25 $.00 Cloth. 2x2 yard; sale price,
25 $6.00 Cloth, 2x3 yards; sale price, $4.00
erect structures higher than six stories.
He think that buildings on Market street
should be limited to twelve stories In
height and that those on narrower streets
should be limited to six stories.
Post Temporarily Out of Business and
Advertisers Resume Work.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 28. It takes
more than an earthquake and a conflagra
tion to put the San Francisco newspapers
out of business. With a resourcefulness
that cannot but be admired, they sur
mounted all difficulties today and there is
little In their appearance that would Indi
cate the strain and stress under which they
have labored tn order to present the news
to the public.
Only one of them has suspended. The
Evening Post, being unable to acquire a
plant In the vicinity of the city, has re
tired from the field for sixty days. All
others are issuing as usual.
It must be remembered that at 6:13 on
the 'morning of the earthquake, April 18,
power, and water . failed in every news
paper office la San Francisco. Still, In ths
hope that as . ths day grew these agencies
would be 'provided, the gathering of news
went on as usual. When the conflagration
made it apparent that all plants, without
exception, would, be destroyed, the Bulletin
put at work a force In Its composing rooms
snd a handbill was hand-set and some
hundreds of copies run off on the proof
press, giving the salient features of the
day's news. -
The morning papers, the Call, Chronicle
and Examiner, retired to Oakland, on the
other side of the bay, and there on Thurs
day morning issued a Joint paper from the
office of the Oakland Tribune. On Friday
morning they split forces again, the Exam
iner retaining the use of the Tribune plant
and the Call and Chronicle Issuing from ths
office of the Oakland Herald. Two days
later the Call secured the services of the
Oakland Enquirer plant. Meantime on Fri
day the Bulletin, after a suspension of one
day, made arrangements for the use in the
afternoon of the Oakland Herald equip
ment, and from these sources and under
such circumstances the San Francisco
papers have been issuing.
Offices were hurriedly opened on Fillmore
street, which today Is the main thorough
fare of San Francisco, and from these
headquarters the news of the day, as It
was gathered, has been transmitted by
means of automobiles and the ferry service
to the Oakland shore. There also were ac
cepted such advertisements ss have been
offered. The number of these is perhaps
the best visible sign at present of the
resurrection of the new city. It was noted
that In a fourteen-page paper printed yes
terday by the Examiner there were over
nine pages of advertisements, and in a six
teen-page paper published this morning by
the Chronicle at least 50 per cent of Its
space was devoted to the same end. What
better evidence could the world have of
the Indomitable purpose of the merchants
of San Francisco. It Is to be noted that
this issue of the Chronicle, of which men
tion has been made, was delivered this
morning by carrier at the residence of every
subscriber remaining standing in San Fran
Cisco not later than 7 o'clock.
The maintenance of telegraphic comma
nication with the outside world has been
one of the most difficult mutters with
which the newspapers have had to contend.
The experience of the Associated Press In
this respect will give an idea of the ob
stacles confronting other news agencies.
From Wednesday, April 18, until Monday,
April 23, there was neither communication
by telephone or telegraph Between Oakland
and San Francisco. On Monday one tele
phone circuit with Oakland was estab
lished and ihe Associated Press used this
for telegraphic purposes. The use of this
circuit continued throughout Tuesday and
Wednesday It fulled. On Thursday the
Western Union, by extraordinary efforts.
succeeded In getting a bay cable in work
Ing order and by running wires In i
roundabout way managed to get a wire
Into the municipal headquarters at Frank
lin hall on Fillmore street, near Bush
This wire was placed at the disposal of the
Associated Press and through communica
tion to the east established.
CRIMINAL. KYIUEKCE IS BIRKI
Alleged Swindlers slay Cio Free
Resnlt of Earthquake.
BAN FRANCISCO, April 2S. -Detective
Gibson of the local police force said yes
terday that the fire practically destroyed
every bit of evidence against Jacob and
Herman Epplnger, accused of swindling
banks out of $7X8,0t by borrowing money on
fictitious wheat certificates. The second
trial of Jacob Epplnger was set for Wed
nesdsy forenoon. April Is, the date of the
earthquake. In speaking of the loss of
the Important documents In this noted
crlmtual proceeding. Detective Gibson said:
"It la my opinion that the destruction of
all the evidence secured by the stats
sgsinst ths Epplngers will make it impos
sible to convict the defendants. At the
first trial of Jacob Epplnger the Jury dls
It looks now a If the Epplnger
Kdnard T. Ilevlne Says Best Men Are
8AN FRANCISCO, April Ix.-Dr. Edward
T. Devine of New York, representative of
the National Red Cross In the rel.of woik
In San Francisco, having gathered four
days' experience with conditions pievnll
ng here, st the request of the Assocated
1'ress, yesterday made the following state
ment un his observations:
When I left New York Thursd ty, April
19, we knew only that there had been a
serious disaster, but in fact more than
half of the disaster occurred after 1 started.
All sorts of rumors reached us enroute as
to the loss of life, looting, shooting, panic
and death. We henrd little r noui'iig cf
the efficient organisation of citlsens .p
pointed !y the mayor, comprising the best
men in the community, working In continua
tion with General Funston and the I'nlted
State army. As soon as the character of
the local organisation whs unders'.'xvi Pres
ident Roosevelt and Secretary Taft reccg
nlsed it was the proper channel to dlstrlli
ute these large gifts. The task Is to co
ordinate the olflclHl and voluntary rcltef, to
make it go as lar as possible, to prevent
waste and Insure if possible that It wouid
be sufficient for the citizens' committee and
the local organization of the Red Cross
are connected 'n the finance committee
to disburse Red Cross funds. This com
mittee, under the chairmanship of James
D. Phelan, comprises twenty of the best
citlsens of the community and has entire
charge of the nnanilal end of the work of
relief. Direction has neen marie to all to
send all funds to the order of Mr. Phelan.
The next Important step was to arrsnue
for the systematic reception and distribu
tion of supplies. Fortunately, the splendid
organization of the I'nlted States army is
eminently fitted to cope with this difficulty.
Lnder the system now in inrce tiiiuvr me
quartermaster, the army receives, unloads
and transports all the supplies mat ate
consigned for the relief of tlio sufferers.
Officers In rharge of the commlKsary de
partment attend to the work of distribution
to the various reilei stations scattered
through the city.
The Red cross is replying to nil ro,iusts
sent u by committees and citizens In other
'arts of the country as to requests una we
isve to report that we have abundant
supplies of perlshahle food on hand and
that It wll be much more to the purpose
If In the future al contributions should be
In cash. The finance committee of the re
lief and Red Cross fund have appointed
Mr. Allan Pollock and myself purchasing
agents, under the general direction of the
finance committee. While a large amount
of money la available, the amounts of
needs of San Francisco are very great,
and I would not say a word that would
seal the springs of charity or In any way
check the splendid work that Is being done
by the people or the east, north, noutn ana
west. Ana every precaution ha been
taken to protect these funds from waste.
The finance committee has established an
auditing system, in the hand of expert ac
countant, and an tne cnecss wnicn me
most careful merchant would place upon
his expenditure are now In operation.
Each dollar will be accounted for and o
far a human endeavor can prevail it will
be wisely spent.
THREE HIADRED FIFTY BODIES
Coroner's Office Compiling; Data on
Loss of Life.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 28. -Three hun
dred and fifty bodies, victims of the San
Francisco dtaaster, have been recovered
by Coroner Walash and his assistants.
Many of the dead have been Identified. All
that were burned In the public square dur
ing the days of the fire have been removed
to the several cemeteries of the city. The
coroners data Is fairly accurate, though
his work and his reports are not yet com
Amnnr the bodies Identified yesterday
were four members of the Johnson family
of 267 Clementine street. The building there
collapsed, burying In Its ruins Nathan W.
Johnson, his wife and 5-vear-old son Har
old Johnson and Edward B. Johnson, Na
than's brother. Fire later destroyed wnat
little was left of the building. The charred
remains of the family were burled in thq
Laurel Hill cemetery, having been exhumed
and identified by Clarence W. Johnson,
brother of Nathan.
Another bodv Identified was that of Ber
tha Fabian, formerly of 1138 Howard street.
She was killed by falling walls.
Ear ipesn Syndicate to Invest.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28.-The Exam
iner says that a European syndicate Is
ready to Invest $3,000,000 In San Frsnclsco
realty. The determination to place this
sum In real estate in thi city has been
formed since the great disaster. The in
tention of the foreign corporation has been
made known to H. E. Law, one of the
C. II. Law brothers, owners of a large
amount of San Francisco property. The
head of the syndicate cabled to hlmof Its
desire to get hold of sites and buildings.
The anxiety of the European Investors to
secure real estate Is tsken as evidence of
the confidence of the world In the future
of the new Ssn Francisco.
Chinese Well Cared For.
WASHINGTON. April 28.-Advlf re
ceived at the Chinese legation in this city
from the Chinese consul general In San
Francisco Indicate that every attention is
being shown the Chinese refugees and the
troops are giving them adequate protec
"The reports from our officials are very
grstlfying," Sir Chentung Liang Cheng, the
Chinese minister, said today, "and we are
very grateful for the attention which our
people are receiving."
Kansas City Benefit Sneress.
KANSAS CITY, April 28 A big San
Francisco benefit performance was given
at Convention hall last night by members
of the ten different theatrical attractions
now playing In Kansas City. Every
theater in the city was closed and aided
the benefit. The show was attended by
6,000 persons and $6,290 was added to the
city's general relief fund.
Chief of Gendarmes Killed.
LIBLIN, Russia. April 28. Lieutenant
Colonel Pugol. chief of the gendarmerie at
Cholm, was murdered last night. The
Id' OUR 1100 VERSE CONTEST
Some time ago we offered $100.00 in cash prizes for the best verses in rhyme, extolling
the merita of our "Kryptok" and "Toriseus" lenses. Much interest was taken in the con
test as we have received contributions from fifteen different states, as well as several hun
dred from Omaha.
We think the winners should be particularly proud of their success in view of the largo
number competing, and for the same reason those who did toot receive prizes have less cause
for disappointment. In awarding the prizes, the verses were considered solely from au
advertising standpoint tha catchiness of the verses and their adaptability for illustration
being the principal points considered. The following contestants were successful:
Miss Isabelle Graham, 4032 Seward St., Omaha. .. .1st price, $30.00
Mr. Art. W. Gird, 1724 Izard St., Omaha 2nd prize, $25.00
Mr. C. C. Bump, 100 W. Broadway, Co. Bluffs, la. .3rd prize, $20.00
Miss Harriett 0. Ivory, Glenwood, la 4th prize, $15.00
Mr. Ross B. Franklin, Box 1, Station A, Omaha. . . .5th prize, $10.00.
The verses will bo published in The Bee and also in our street car advertisements.
f-sSswC0LUI.1BIA OPTICAL CO. !S,ET
Kansas City 2n SQUTH mH STREET. 1
DR. DOWIE IN ZIOX CITY
First Apostle Welcomed at But ion bj
Small Crowd and His Wife.
WILL PREACH IN TABERNACLE TODAY
Oterirtr Yollrn Deneanees Mrs.
Dowle, Sarins; that She Is as
ret Sinner na Her
CHICAGO. April 28.-"l am glad to be
home again." With these words on his
Hp John Alexander Dowle, the deposed
leader of the Christian Catholic Church of
America this afternoon stepped within the
portals of Shlloh house, thus completing
his much-heralded entry Into Zlon City
after an absence of several months during
which time he hsd been deserted by a laige
part of his followers and had been stripped
of all ecclesiastical authority. Mr. Dowie,
the wife of the "first apostle." met him at
the door of Shlloh house and gave htm a
Dowie's return to Zlon City wss void of
all pomp and ceremony. Only a handful of
people were at the station to greet him and
the majority of these were women. Dowie
left the Auditorium Annex, where he had
been stopping since his return from Mexico,
shortly after 1 o'clock. He was driven lo
the Northwestern depot, where a private
car hsd been attached to the regular I
o'clock train on that road. He was ac
companied by several of his personal at
tendants. Short Speech at Statlnn.
The train bearing Dowle and his party
arrived at Zlon City at 8: p. m. About
seventy-five people, the majority of whom
were women, were gathered at the station
to meet the "first apostle." A Dowle
alighted from the train he was received by
shouts of "peace to thee." He responded
with the customary "Peace to thee multi
plied." Rain, which had been threatening
for some time, then began to fsll and the
crowd with one accord began to sing
"Showers of Blessing." Vnder the shelter
of an umbrella held by one of his attend
ants Dowle msde hi way to a carriage
which was waiting for him. Upon reach
ing the door of the carriage he turned and.
facing the assembled people, made a short
address. "With all my heart I desire to
thank you for your kind greeting." said he.
"It Is not fitting that I should speak at
length at this time. I regret that the aft
ernoon Is so showery. I shall hope to meet
you all at our morning sacrifice meeting
for praise and prayer at 6:30 o'clock, and
again- in the afternoon at S o'clock.
Dowie then quoted a stanza from the
hymn, "I Stand on Zlon's Mount." Then
uplifting his hands he cried: "Stand firm
then, rock of my salvation. I have done
nothing since I saw your faces of which
to be ashamed. Not one of the accusa
tions made against me Is true, not one.
God bless you. Now I bid you good bye.
Peace to thee."
He then entered his carriage and was
driven to Shlloh house. Mrs. Dowle met
the deposed leader at the door of Shlloh
house, and as Dowies entered his palatial
abode he turned around and said: "I
am glad to be home again."
Vollvn Denounces Mrs. Dowle.
Wilbur Glenn Vollva and his followers
held a meeting in the tabernacle tonight,
the auditorium being about two-thirds
full. In an address Vollva not only de
nounced Dowle, but Mrs. Dowle as well.
"I do not propose to permit any sinner
in this movement to escape. Do not think
that Dowle is the only one to be called
to account. The next one will be Mrs.
"If she thinks she is going to stand
before this people without confessing her
sins, she is greatly mistaken. In some
respects she is as great a sinner as
Dowie. She is on his side tonight and
has always been. The lust in her heart
for power is as great as his. I say the
whole Dowle family must be swept off the
This statement was roundly applauded.
Insane or Criminal.
Continuing Vollva said: "For years
that family has sucked the blood out of
this people to satisfy their lust for fine
rlothes and to make a showing. They
have made no confession snd no attempt
to repent, but they still attempt to bluff
you. If Dowle Is not insane the other
word to brand htm with is the word
Vollva will use the college building
as the place of worship tomorrow, while
Dowie holds forth In the tabernacle, It
being the "first apostle's" turn to use that
building In accordance with the order of
the court allowing the opposing factions
the use of the big meeting house on al
W. H. Thompson Goes to Europe.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., April 28.-fSpe-clal
Telegram.) W. H. Thompson snd Mrs.
Thompson will leave in the early part of
May for a trip to Europe. They expect
u be gone about six weeks. Mrs. Thomp
son has not been In good health for some
time and the trip Is taken for her benefit.
Mr. Thompson expects to be back In tims
to participate In the campaign.
Rpworth Lesgsn of Black Hills.
6TCRGIS. 8. D., April . (Special.) The
fourteenth annuel convention of the Black
Hills Epworth leagues will be held at
Belle Fourche on May 11, 13 and IS. A
long and interesting program has been
prepared for the occasion. This will be ths
largest attended and most lnterestiiia con
vention ever held by the leagues.
OF WINNERS OF CASH
IMmplrs, boils, fcvcms, and other
eruptions, loss of sppftibp, that tired
feeling, fits of biliousness, indigestion
and headache, are some of them.
They are all radically and perma
nently cured by Hood's Parsaparilla,
which thoroughly cleanses the blood
and restore healthy functional activity
to tho whole system. This spring take
In liquid or tablet form. 100 Doses $1.
CLOTHING IS NEEDED
(Continued from First rge.)
than In the Isrger cities, because aid Is
not being sent there as It Is In Han Fran
cisco and San Jose, and even Sunta Rosa.
Many people In modest circumstance In
the small town have been reduced to
poverty snd without help will have a
serious time of It.
The letter tell of a cousin of ths Omaha
man who was dangerously Injured at Santa
Rosa and ranie near losing his life. A
friend of his was caught In a shattered
nnd burning building. He was pinioned
beneath a rile of brick, but made himself
heard by hi cries. HI friend heard and
rerognlxed hi crle and got other men to
hold his feet while he dived heud-flrst over
a wall in the effort to save the life, In
doing which he wss severely burned. He
also wss struck on the face with a falling
bullillng block, which cut him badly and
broke hi Jaw bone. He was unable to
reach hi friend, whose pitiful plea for
help were still ringing out ss the men
drew the young msn up over the wall.
HI clothing was on fire, his face bleeding,
and It wa great difficulty that he himself
PARDEE SAYS RETTICK SKKD CASH
Governor of California Prefers Money
to Provisions Now.
The Sen Francisco executive relief com
mittee has decided to keep the subscription
lists open snd to ask for more funds.
Although not fully decided. It Is probable
further donstlons from Omaha will be sent
In the shape of money, as Governor Tardea
has suggested cssh would be preferable
In the following telegram, dated April 26,
received by Mayor Zimman:
"Yours of 2Sd Just received. Probably
better now to send money."
Another wire of the same dte was re
ceived from Mayor Schmlts, reading:
"Thanks for your kind telegram advising
shipment of provisions with more to fol
low." The locsl committee at It meeting Sat
urday morning audited and ordered paid
all bill contracted In buying food supplies
for the Csllfornlsns, the total being more
Money still continues to come Into ths
relief fund. , About 11,000 will be turned
over from the Orpheum benefit; a Jewish
committee Is soliciting money and the
Musicians' association Is to give a benefit
ball and concert May T. Several hundred
dollars were received from private sources
by Treasurer Drake Friday and $200 Satur
FORMER OMAHA WOM A SAFE
She and Family Lose All Bat Their
Mr. A 1 vina F. Bergner, wife of O. F.
Bergner, formerly of Omaha, has written
to George M. Nattlnger, secretary of the
Omaha Loan and Building association,
about their experiences In the San Fran
cisco earthquake and fire.
"We were among the panic-stricken,"
writes Mr. Bergner. "Lost everything we
had excepting what we carried In a stilt
case snd hand satchel. But we are thank
ful to be well. The sensation and expe
rience were dreadful. It Is wonderful
what fortitude people are exercising. We
had quite a heavy rain this morning
(April 22). which caused much suffering
for people tenting on the public grounds."
Mr. Bergner I tinner by trsde and
wa employed by Milton Roger Son' com
pany In Omaha for twenty year. Th
family moved to California about five years
SIDNEY FEEDS THE BEFIGEES
Third Train Load to Be Cnred for In
SIDNEY, Neb., April tt. (8peclal Tele
gram.) A tralnload of Ban Francisco ref
ugees was fed here tonight and the Celt
fornlans were profuse in their thanks for
being provided with a good, hot meal.
Tables and chairs were furnished so that
all sat down and were mad comfortable.
The leading women of the cltv waited upon
the tables. Sidney ha now fed more than
1,300 and can feed 6.000 more If neceasary.
I List of Specials for Tuesday Only
Ladles' plain shirt waists 40C
cleaned and pressed "
Men's rravenette's clesned 1.00
and pressed '
Ladiesr plain walking skirts fifJC
cleaned and pressed
Ladles' covert Jacketti 75C
cleaned and pressed
We still eleaa aad blook bats
16th St., OYB WOIII.
414 Worth 16th Street.
TeL Dong. 1978. Opp Jeffersoa Square.
W call for and deliver work la all
parts of olty.
ma oxDEii oLiorriD.
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