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VOL.. XXV NO. 16.
POBTIAXP, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 22, 1906.
PRICE FIVE GENTS.
Order and System In
FOOD AND WATER PROVIDED
Shelter for Women, Children,
Sick and Injured.
AUTHORITIES IN UNISON
Funston and Schmitz Divide City
Into Districts for Relief and Po
lice Measures Banks Dc
' cldc to Reopen Soon.
SAX FRANCISCO. April 21. Order and
system arc gradually being: wrought out
of the indescribable confusion which has
prevailed in this city for the past three
days. The hungry thousands are being
fed. and plentifully fed, wherever they
are camped and the fortunate house
holders who were not driven from theolr
homes are procuring food at the various
relief stations, established throughout the
unburned district. Water in sufficient
quantities to meet all the immediate and
pressing needs of the people can be had.
Sanitary measures are being pushed with
vigor everywhere. Sewers arc being re
paired and the thousands of people
camped on open spaces and in the parks
are being organized Into model camps by
the military authorities.
Food In Plenty, Houses Filled.
Temporary buildings are being erected
in the parks to shelter women and chil
dren, and all the churches, educational
institutions, vacant houses and those
houses which have been deserted by their
occupants late tonight house thousands
OKEAT NKKI) OF CHEMICALS.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 21. An ur
gent appeal hai been sent out for a
supply of chloride of lime. It la ab
solutely necessary to Insure sanitary
condition. It Is wanted Immediately
and in large Quantities.
Other drucs badly needed arc mil
phur. carbolic acid, bichloride of mer
cury, vaccine polnU, general antljtep
tics, formaldehyde, cathartics of any
kind, castor oil, opium In pills, mor
phine In tablets and quinine.
It In almost as urcent that the peo
ple outside of the city furnish these
lrurs at once a It ts that they send
f the homeless. Food Is being brought In
In plentiful supply and distributed In an
orderly and systematic manner. All those
who desire to leave the city arc being
piovldcd with transportation to any point
in California free of charge. Xo one is
allowed to enter the city who cannot
s.how a thoroughly satisfactory excuse for
being here. The sick and injured are
being cared for at the General Hospital
in the Presidio and at various other hos- .
pitals left intact, as well as emergency .
hospitals established by the Red Cross j
Society at several widely separated points.
Funston and Schmitz Agree. J
General Funston. Mayor Schmitz and
Governor Pardee met in conference at
General Funston's headquarters at Fort I
Mason today and had a thorough under
standing as to the relief measures and
the nollcinr of the cltv. It wns ilfwMrlorl
to divide the city Into three districts.
one under the Federal, troops, one unoer
the state troops and th other under the
municipal police. A plan of co-operation
between the military and civil authorities
was formulated and all future conflicts of
orders or clash of authority will be obvi
ated. The supplies brought into the city
from Interior points will be stored at OaK
iRnd Mole under Major Devel. of General
Funston's stafT. who will forward the
same by boat to the various water-front
stations, whence they will be distributed
under the direction of General Funston
and his staff. This means that all sup
plies donated by California cities and
transported free of charge by the steam
ers or railroad companies will be put In
the hands of the National Government.
Banks Prepared to "Reopen.
The bankers of San Francisco met this
afternoon to discuss the financial situa
tion. The tuestion of opening the vaults
of the wrecked financial institutions was
thoroughly canvassed, and it was the
sense of the meeting that a limit of 30
days be made for the resumption of busi
ness. While the Suhtreasury building Is
unsafe and cannot be entered at present,
the mint, with over J3W.O0O.OOO. is intact,
and New York transfers of money may be
The strinrent military rule of the past
few days has been modified to the extent
of permitting citizens to come and go at
their pleasure. There will be no relaxa
tion of the rigid police measures, how
ever, and the entire city will be patrolled
tonight in a thorough and systmatlc man
ner. There has been no disorder reported
from any section.
Inspect Health of City.
The Board of Health held a meeting to
day, at which -were present many of the
representative physicians, and measures
wero taken for an Immediate and thor
ough inspection of the entire city by
M.iMa r fftr f frfr faafrtrry tii-ftf -iff
of Health 'has called for - volunteer
There is, of course, considerable sick
ness among the thousands who have been'
exposed and who have suffered the hard
ships resulting from the destruction or
the city, but It is not believed that there
will be any serious epidemic of any sort.
"Rebuild" the Watchwords
The people of San Francisco, and par
ticularly the men of large affairs, are
thinking only of the future There Is a
spirit of resignation among all classes and
a determination on .the part of .those who
have suffered the most from the great
flrevto rebuild. In truth "Kebuild!" Js
the watchword everywhere.
WHOLE Cm CA3PIXG OUT
Ample-Food Available, but Sanitary
Conditions Need Care.
SAN. FRANCISCO. April 21. Among
the homeless hundreds now being
sheltered at Jefferson Square condi
tions are as admirable as they could
be under the awful . circumstances.
The relief committee has supplied
every sufferer with food, blanket have
been supplied and many tents-are In
An effort has been made by the mili
tary and civil authorities to secure
some kind of an accurate list of the
dead in tne neighborhood. So far they
have been greatly handlcanned through
their Inability to get reliable people
to engage in the work.
Among the homeless in the square
are many little ones. Last night there
was u shortage in the milk supply, but
this condition was relieved at an early
hour this morning by the arrival of
many cans of the precious fluid,
Early this morning there was great
excitement among the refugees over
the teportcd shooting of a looter in
the square. Certainly a shot was fired,
but by whom and at what point neither
Hie military nor civil authorities doing
police duty In the neighborhood have
been able to ascertain. It is known,
however, that no one was shot by
either soldier or police at Jefferson
Square during the night.
Danger of Epidemic.
The sanitary condition of the camp
In the square must be given Imme
diate attention, if the health of the
homeless is to be preserved. This
matter is In the hands of the Engineer
ing Corps of the Army, and no time
will be lost in looking to the sanita
tion of the whole city, but meanwhile
there is great fear that sickness will
wipe out the lives of many unfortu
nates who have been saved from earth
quake and fire.
There was some relief of the crowded
condition of the camp In the square be
fore noon today, when a little army
of refugees, carrying all they had in
the world upon their backs, made their
way through the debris and wreckage
to the Ferry building. Here those
who were out of funds were given
transportation across the bay.
At Golden Gate Park, where there
are camped probably the greatest
number of refugees, conditions today
are improving. No estimate of tho
number of people In the park can be
made at this time, but some sort of a
canvass is being made by the military
authorities to ascertain the approxi
mate number, a well as to relieve aiH
the individual cases of suffering and
to improve the sanitary conditions.
Ample Food at Golden Gate.
Tim fnnrl stttuntlon ! not serious.
There was plenty of food, of the sim
plest sort, or course, proviaca tor
every one at the different bread lines
this morning, and more will be dealt
out this morning.
Major F. H. Kecsllng, of the First
Rattnllnn of the Coast Artillery. N.
G. C 1" In command of the military
relief measures in me parte mis ncao
quartcrs have been established vl the
tennis fmirts. Here sunnlles nf sucrar.
coffee, bread and canned goods are be
ing distributed, and at another point
some prepared meats were given out.
Army tents, as many as could be ob-
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San Francisco Citizens
Not Even Staggered.
PUK-AMID. SMOKING -RUINS
New City Will, Be Along More
FIRE AND TREMBLOR PROOF
All Iiulldinjrs to He of Modern Steel
Frame Contraction and (o
Stand nn Solid -Ground.
Confidence in Future
SAN FRANCISCO, April 21. Surround
ed by the smoking ruins of the city,
which for more than half a century bad
been the proud metropolis of the Pacific
Coast, the men whose fondest memories
of the past and highest hopes and ambi
tions for the future were centered in Sap
Francisco have banded themselves to
gether to rebuild on a grander scale
the city which now lies In ashes.
Without a roof to cover their heads,
and many of them temporarily dependant
of the charit) of the Nation for the'r
daily bread, .he loyal citizens of San
Francisco that was have turned their
backs on the past and are already living
in the San Francisco that is to be.
Stupendous as are the losses by the
earthquake and fire which followed it. the
blow has not even staggered the business
community. The unbounded faith in the
city's greatness which made its name a
synonym for daring enterprise in years
gone by still exists, and If anything, is
strengthened and assured by the calam
ity. Workmen Asked lo Kcmaln.
Even now. before the ruins have cooled,
the owbers of the huge business block
and skyscrapers which were reduce dto
heaps of crumbled brick and stone and
tangled scrap-iron, are making surveys
preliminary to rebuilding. A call has been
sent out to every artisan now In the city
to remain to aid in the great work
planned and days of prosperity are ahead
for the humble tollers who are now facing
idleness and destitution.
The city will be rebuilt along lines
which it Is predicted will render impos
sible a recurrence of the catastrophe
which destroyed It. None but modern
fireproof structures of ft eel-frame con
struction will be erected, and though it
may Involve the remoi'al of the entire
business district they will be placed on
jsolld ground and not on the made land
which gave way under the earthquake
shock Wednesday. It 1 estimated that
2S0.O00 tnillon tons of structural steel will
b required In thr rebuilding of the city.
and already architects aad builders are
figuring on their orders.
Among other tktega. the city will take
steps to secure a ".water system that will
be proof against asetber earthquake and
which will glre are protection in any
Will Withstand Earthqaakes.
That buildings .' can be erected which
will withstand future earthquakes and
setting at rest the fears of the timorous
minority, is proved by the fact that the
Hotel Falrmount. a modern steel struc
ture, came through but little injured.
Concluded oa Pas; e 4.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TE5TERDATS Mixlaam temperature. 65
AS-i. rnjnlmum. Si. Precipitation, none.
TODA'YSr-Cloody ulth showers. South to
The California Disaster.
Flrr bfinua oct and tUn Francisco people-hare
Plentr or food. Taae 3.
Sanitary cunrtlon becomes serloos and pre-
cautions are taken. Pace 3.
Great napi In open air In San Francisco aad
neiebbodnc cities. Pae I.
Flrt detail! of dirasler at San Jose. Pace 5.
General preparation to rebuild San Francisco
oa grand scale. Paze 1.
Graphic stories of experience told by ur-
1rora. Pare X
Burned bodies being found In scores asoac
ruins. Pace IX
Funston 'and Schmitz c-rxanlze relief and police
work. Pace 3.
Many babies born In open-air camps. Pace 3.
Insurance men tnay fight many claims. Pace 3.
Kef usees cajer to work, and emptoyrocai bu
reau are started. Pace 3.
Relief fund total JIO.C03.OCO and Rocacrelt.
k Con cress for another thZOXOvX
Pare 3. .
Iiankn dare not open vaults because lny-rre
too hot. Pare 5. f
Hermann wants to hurry trial because Hensy
Is am ay. Pace &
Government hurries Klamath Irrl ration work.
Blood)' riots between French miners and troop.
vere earthquake In Italy. Pace 9.
Dowie accused nf asrlndllnc aad sued by vic
tim. Pare 9.
University of Oregon victor at the Colum
bia track meet. Pace 17.
Relief measures are coin forward In all
rHIes and towns of the Northwest.
B-aIm man Is killed in peculiar runaway ac
cident, race 17.
Close vote on a number of state officers In
Republican primaries. Pace 1.
Mere steamers will be required- ta aaadlc
Ceaat traffic Pace IS. dC '
Unprecedented activity la Fortius t4e
. yards. Pace IS.
Passengers co to San FrasHsaa aa steamers
at own risk of being Iaa4c. Paj 18.
Portland ana YSefetty.
Quarter of a million Is the sasa Mh Part,
land will raise for strlekea SaaPraaatsea;
almost SISQ.OO'j alraaay sxtfesarfaa.
Pare l. '
Maj-or Schmitz At San Praaclsco wires Ms
thanks to Oreron relief l&faratttoB ba
reau. Pace 16.
Women's Wlillnc bands batr warkjiur 10 re
lievo distress of ulster etty. Pace !.-
Thrllllnr tales told bj rr'fwseaa. P&Xe 24 i
Mrs. Carrie Stevena WalfsT.' of sia Js.
Cat. literary woman. wrHes vlvM cchhh
of catastrophe In the Garat, CHT
Word corn's of relief raapas; wetuL to
California. Pace IC T "J..
Trains of troops deprtrtr .CaMrrfrala as
tro polls. Pace 18. K- i -
Portland beclcs to ret g4aews UfT safety
of its citizens who wwo IsvSaa.ifraaMMa.
Pace 21. V i- .
Peaiare aad Iessaettaeats. f
Editorial. Pace 6. ' '
Church announcements. 'PcV 1.
Classified advertisements. Paces 1S.23.
New proof of death by new rays. Pace 9.
Nation's debt to Edwin M. Stanton. Pace 3S.
Exclusive sport of millionaires. Pace 18.
The human side of Austria's" Emperor.
Georre Ade's letter from Eurcpa. Pace 41.
The Roosevelt Bears. Pace 4s.
Golnc after early trout around Portland.
Dr. Mlllls sermon. Pace 37.
Mis Tlacle's cooklnr lesson. Pace 43.
Social. Paces 2C-27-Dramatic.
Musical. Pace 32.
Household and fashions. Paces C-13.
Youth's department. Pace 47.
OF SAN FRANCISCO DURING THE FIRE
VICTORY TO CAKE
Gatch Leads Benson for
STEEL HAY DEFEAT HOYT
Withycombe Has 500r Votes
More Than Geer So Far.
TEN COUNTIES TO REPORT
Toozc. Acknowledges Ills J) c Teat by
. Hawlcjr Tor the Nomination foe
Representative to Congress
In the First District,
Senate (short term) P. N. Mutkey.
Senator n. M. Cake.
Coccressmen W. C Uawley and W.
Governor James Withycombe.
Secretary of State Claud Gaten.
State Treasurer Georx A. Steel.
State Printer Willis Dunlwar.
Attorney-General A. M. Crawford.
Superintendent Public Inn ruction J.
I-hor Commissioner O. P. Hoff.
f Incomplete returns from 22 out or the 33
counties of the state show Cake a winner
for the popular Indorsemerfor United
States Senator by a pluralltyof over 1200.
Bourne managers admit that the returns
yet to be received cannot show pluralities
enough In their favor to change the re
sult thus shown.
Returns from these same counties show
"Withycombe votes ahead of Geer. hla
nearest cotrpetltor for the Governorship.
It Is possible that returns front Interior
Eastern Oregon counties will turn this
plurality to Geer. but It Is not thought
probable. The most Important counties,
to be heard rrara - arfXapw Ba krH
Others uot heard from are Crook. Curry.
Gilliam. Grant. Harney. Klamath. Lake.
Malheur and "Kheeler. In these the ad
vantage could easily be In favor of Geer
In sufficient numbers to throw the nomi
nation to him. The returns received are
not complete from any one county, there
being: ir few remote precincts omitted.
The Gubernatorial nomlnatldn Is there
fore In doubt, with the probabilities In
favor of Withycombe.
In the First Congressional District
Hawley has a lead of nearly a thousand
rotes, but this will be reduced by plu
ralities favorable to Tooze. who Is his
nearest rival. Ellis. In the Second Con-
gresslonal District, leads Shepherd by 800. '
and this will be Increased by returns from
Gatch leads by In the race for Sec- I
rctary of Stale and complete returns may 1
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show either Gatch or Benson "winner.
.Lane County Is said to be about even be
tween the two.
i A still closer tight Is that between
Steel and Iloyt for Treasurer, with the
former leading: by 3S votes. This con
test may therefore end In" favor of either
of these men. Carter is out of the race.
The plurality by which Dunlway wins
the nomination ' for State Printer Is the
feature of the election. He defeats
Whitney by a vote of more than two to
The vote so far as received Is:
Senator Bourne 93J3. Cake 10.706, Lowell
3iSS. Smith 4SO. Watson 22C.
Congressman. First District Hawley
t&, Huston 372$. Tooze 5613.
Congressman. Second District Ellis 6153.
Lachner 37M. Rand 251S. Shepherd 53TS.
Governor Brown 3394. Geer 10,343. Johns
69C Sehlbrede 1123. Withycombe 11.507.
Secretary of State Benson 13,555. Gatch
13.K25. Pearce- 203. Wrightman 4100.
Treasurer Aitkin 1300. Carter 7095. Hoyt
7608. Jennings 1S9I. Ryan 49S4. Steele 757v.
Attorney-General Crawford 19.555. Dur
Printer Clarke 63S0. Duniway 17.S17.
Cake, "Vritliycombe, Hawley Lead.
SALBM, Or.. April 21. SpeclaD-Cn-offlcial
returns from all but four small
Senator Bourne S12 Cake S93. Lowell
713. Smith 602, Watson 215.
Congressman Hawley 1735. Huston 273.
Governor Brown 123. Geer 1131, Johns
231. Sehlbrede 87. Withycombe 1613.
Secretary of State Benson 1SS. Gatch
2233, Pearce 305. Wrightman 663.
Treasurer Aitkin 715. Carter 69S. Hoyt
354. Jennings 157. Kyan73S Steele 63S.
Attorney-General Crawford 2171. Dur
ham S55. ,
Printer Clarke 391. Dunlway $33. Whit
State Senators Crotsan 1003. Hobson 443.
Kay 1S53. LaFollette 1151. Richie 470, Smith
State Representatives Beers 65S. Cal
vert 682. Cherrlngton 721. Davey 1S7S. Ho
fer So2, Hughes S60. Jones 254. Judd 713.
McCown 373. McKlnney 610. Moores 913.
Mount 537. Reynolds 1041, Rodgers 152t.
Settlemler HIS. Simmons Skiff S33.
Stinson 745. Taylor 75S.
Clerk Allen 2174. Crossan 10SS.
Recorder Drager 00$, Elgin 579. Giesy
452. Hunt 540. Jones 763."-
Trcasurer Patton 892. Richardson 1057,
Rlggs 512. Smith 501. Wltzel 321.
Coroner Clough 1948. Lane 12W.
Benton Piles Up Withycombe Votes.
CORVALLI3. Or.. April 2l.-(SpeciaI.)
Complete official returns for Benton
Senator Bourne 221. Cake 173. Lowell
207. Smith 105. AVatson 57.
Congressman Hawley 346. Huston 315.
Governor Brown 29. Geer 85. Johns 35.
Sehlbrede 4, Withycombe 660.
Secretary" of. State Benson 247. Gatch
43S. Pierce . Wrightman 45.
Treasurer Aitkin SO. Carter 314. Hoyt
105. Ryan 9i Steele 115. Jennings r.7.
Attorney-General Crawford 549. Dur
ney 204. ' " " "
As stated In last .night's- dispatches. A.
J. Johnson for Senator and V. A. Carter
for Representative are the Republican
Legislative nominees. The Democrats
have not as yet named Legislative candi
dates. Polk Gives Cake Bis Majority.
DALLAS. Or.. April 2I.-SpecIal.)-Com-plcte
unofficial election returns from Polk
County arc as follows:
Senator Bourne 1S3. Cake 315. Lowell
25S. Smith 145, Watson 61.
Congressman Hawley 439. Huston 208,
Governor Brown 39. Johns 248. Geer 251.
Sehlbrede 22. Withycombe 319.
Secretary of State Benson 221. Gatch
4Sl. Pearce 211. Wrightman 41.
Treasurer Aitkin 93. Carter 311. Hoyt
211. Jennings 46. Ryan If. Steele 10S.
(Concluded on Pace II.
S THE MARK SET
What Portland Will Do
FUND IS GROWING RAPIDLY
Nearly $180,000 Is the Sum
WISE USE OF SUPPLIES
Everything That Good Judgment Di
rects Is Being Forwarded to San
Francisco on Fast Trains
to Help the Victims.
PORTLAND'S "MARK, M.e.
The total subscriptions to the Cali
fornia, rellr fund In Portland ar
S1S0.372.2S to the central relief fund
and J20.475.25 to the popular fund
belnr raised br The OrejronUn and
The Bvenlnjc Telegram, maklnjc a
total of J179.S47.30. it can be pre
dicted with safety that the entire
amount, when all subscriptions havo
come In. will exceed $250,000.
All Portland and the whole State of
Oregon are united In one mighty re
lief movement for the aid of stricken
While the earthquake, like all ca
lamities of its kind, brings out both
the best and the worst aspects of
human nature, by far the best spirit
evoked by the catastrophe Is the spon
taneous and widespread desire to help,
that is as wide as the continent and In
fact has spread to other shores beyond
the seas. Xo state can boast that It
alone Is bringing; aid to the. destitute
In San Francisco, but among- the first
to act was the Beaver Statu and Port
land was the first city on the Pacific
Coast to come to the rescue of the dis
tressed. Work Will Go On.
The work will go on, say those In
charge of the movement, until every
victim of the appalllng.-disastcr shall
have been helped to recover from the
dire consequences. The work being
done by the business interests of
Portland, the women of the city, her
citizens generally, as well as churches,
lodges and ether organizations. Is one
that brings added confidence In human
kind and proves the real brotherhood
Will Exceed S250.000.
Portland aid for San Francisco and
the other stricken California cities
will probably exceed the value of
$230,000. Xot less valuable than the
money to be spent is the sympathy and
love for humankind that prompts the
voluntary gifts for relief. Reports
from San Francisco show that her peo
ple have been touched by the prompt
steps taken for their help by neighbor
Additional special trains left Port
land last night tor San Francisco, bear
ing carload after carload of relief sup
plies to those who have ItA all and
whose need for creature comforts Is
pressing. Government aid and that
supplied by the gifts of Portland's
citizens went forward by the same
train. Added quantities of provisions
and household goods- will go forward
almost dally until the crying need of
San Franclcos destitute population is
Food for the Hungry.
Food for the hungry, together with
household supplies of every kind, have
been sent from Portland already to the
value of over JIGO.000. More will follow
dally until there Is no further need for
relief. The general relief committee as
sembles each day to meet the require
ments of the situation, and sub-committees
are canvassing the city to swell the.
subscription funds' to a grand total. Six
long special freight trains have already
left Portland, bearing help to the needy
In the Sunset State, and messages- from
Portland to her sister city carry assur
ances of alt the help that Oregon can
supply. Xot content with sending sup
plies merely, Portland citizens are ex
pressing the desire to welcome refugees
from the terrible disaster into their homes
and care for them until they are able
to- again secure homes of their own. Many
are on their way north, fleeing from the
awful scenes around San Francisco Bay.
Refugees on Way Here.
Assistant General Passenger Agent Will
lam McMurray, of the Harrlman lines in
Oregon, has been notified that 218 refu
gees are on board Xo. IS. the Southern
Pacific Overland, which will arrive In
Portland in two sections between 10 t6 13
o'clock A. M. today.
The relief committee has been notified
of the numbers due today and will doubt
less meet early to make some prepara
tion for aiding them.
Telegrams to Major.
The' finance committee, held a special
meeting after dinner last night in the
Chamber of Commerce rooms, the fol
lowing telegram to the Mayors of the
leading cities of the United States was
formulated and erderad seat out:
The citizen of' Porttaad through the Port
Uad Relief Committee orsaniz6 under tba
. (&utwiU as. 13