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THE SUXDAY ORKGOKIAX, PORTLA&D, APRIL 29, 190.
ONLY ONE ESCAPES
Pacific Hardware h Steel Company
7th and Town end Sts., San Francisco, Calif.
Largest Hardware Jobbers West of Missouri River
Buildings Intact. Stock Intact. Organization Intact
READY FOR BUSINESS
All Employees Please Report at Once
San Francisco's Magnificent
Libraries Are Burned.
BANCROFT VOLUMES SAFE
All Others, Numbering More Than
1,000,000 Valued at $3,000,
000, Lost City Will Re
build at Once.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 28. One of
the greatest and In a measure Irreparable
losses resulting: from the great fire Is
that of the magnificent libraries of San
Francisco. Library after library, until
the total exceeded 1,000.000 volumes, dis
appeared in the flames. Great collec
tions of invaluable records came to this
pitiful end. 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
$3,000,000. Among the collections that
vanished were those contained in the
main public library and two of its
branches, the Mechanics Institute Li
brary, the Mercantile Library, the Sutro
Library, the Pioneer Library, the Bo
hemian Club Library, the B'Nai B'Rith
Library, the French Library, the San
Francisco Law Library, and the Library
of the Supreme Court.
The number of volumes in these col
lections was not less than 700,000. and the
loss of Individual owners ran up to the
total of more than 51.000.000. The Pub
lic Library was the eighth largest insti
tution of Its kind in the United States.
Librarian George W. Clark said:
Public Librarian Talks.
In the main Library in the eastern
wing of the City Hall we had 130.000
books. This was a total loss, the struc
ture housing the volumes being shattered
by earthquake and swept by fire.
Vhcn our branch collections are
brought together we will have a good
working library of reference books, and
ateo a fine collection of standard liter
ature. We have $750,000 that Andrew
Carnegie gave us. which sum is still in
tnct and Is. I believe, now available. We
have the square block of land bounded
by Van Ness. Hayes. Franklin and Foil
streets, which was bought with bond
issue money, and we have $1,000,000 in
money available for a new library' build
ing. Our great disaster will result In hur
rying the work of construction and
doubtless 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 for the return and donation
of books. Next week the trustees will
meet to devise a method of circulation.
Combined Libraries Lose All.
The Mechanics' Institute Library and
the Mercantile Library combined a few
weeks ago. Their collection had not yet
been brought together, but both library
structures, the former on Post street, be
low Kearney, and the tatter on Sutter
street, above Kearney, were burned. In
the two collections were 1C0.OJ0 volumes
and all were loet.
The Sutro Library of 200.000 volumes,
collected by the late Adolph Sutro. was
destroyed. These books were stored In
the Montgomery Barracks and in a build
ing on Battery street. The collection was
:f immense value, as It contained some
of the rarest books in the United States.
The library of the Society of Pioneers in
ts building on Fourth street is gone.
One of its priceless features was the type
written reminiscences of pioneers, bound
.n 12 volumes.
The Bohemia Club lost its library of
KKW volumes, many of them autograph
voplcs from noted authors. The French
Library of 10.000 books, which was in the
Spring Valley building, is no more. The
B'nal B'rith Library contributed 10.000
volumes to the pyre.
Law Library Also Gone.
The flames took the costly library in
the Crocker mansion. Nothing remains
of the 33.000 volumes of the San Francisco
Law library. The Supreme Court lost
its library of 10.000 volumes, and the tine
collection of Appellate Judge Harrison and
of Dr. Taylor, deanlof the Hastings Law
College, arc In ashes. A few private law
libraries escaped the flames, notable
nmong these being the collection of ex
Judge Stack and Superior Judge Carroll
Cook, which were in their residences in
the unbumcd district.
To sum up. of all tho big libraries in
San Francisco, one alone Is intact, but
luckily lhat one is of great value.. The
Bancroft Library, containing an Immense
collection of historical works, was stored
at Twenty-sixth and Valencia streets and
Is undamaged. This collection was pur
chased some time ago by the University
qfCallfornla and doubtless will be taken
to Berkeley for the use of the students
as soon as possible.
T IN BURNING GIT!
OFFH'KIl "WITH PRISONER HAS
STRUGGLE TO KSCAPE.
Arrir in w "orW After Thrlllluc
Three Dajn Amid KnrthquRke
and Fire la Went.
NEW YORK. April 1'6. (Special.)
Detective Sergeant Snyder tonight
lodged In police headquarters Kdward
J Clarke. 21 years old. who was ar
rested in San Francisco three weeks
ago on a charge of alleged embezzle
ment of 51600 from his former employ
er. C. S. W. Johanang. a real estate
dealer. Both the prisoner and the of
llcer were through the earthquake and
the subsequent tire, and the officer re
lates a thrilling story of his escape
from tho city.
He declares that when the quake
took place h was thrown from bed
and landed on his .head across tho
hotel room. Hastily grasping his
clothes and valise, ho made his way to
the street, where he dressed and then
proceeded to the prison. He found
that all the guards had deserted their
posts, and the 400 prisoners In the
County Jail wero locked in their cells
In a state of panic Finally a warden
arrived, and the prisoners were taken
out, Clarke being turned over to the
New York officer. The latter started
-with his man for the ferry, but was
driven back by troops and finally made
his way to the Presidio. There he
tried to have his man locked up in the
guardhouse, but the officer in com
mand refused to take the man from
hlra, aad he was forced to guard him
through the trying scenes that fol
lowed. After three days in the city,
Snyder finally succeeded la getting a
pass across tho bay and started East
with his man.
According to his story, he saw a San
Francisco officer shoot twice at a man
pinned down by a beam in a burning
building, to put- him out of misery,
and miss the mark oach time. Then,
says Snyder, a brothor of the man. who
had no chance of escape and was slow
ly roasting to death, took the pistol
from the officer and. approaching an
near the burning structure a he dared,
fired a shot into the unfortunate man's
head, killing him Instantly.
FAVORS TW12LVK-STORY LIMIT
Millionaire McCrccry Will Rebuild
on Market Street.
SAN FRANCISCO. April SS. Andrew B.
McCrcery. the millionaire who owns the
site of the old Western Union building, on
the northeast corner of Montgomery and
Pine streets, in which were located the
offices of the Associated Press, is to be
gin immediately the construction of a six
story building of tho best modern style.
Mr. McCreery also owns the southeast
corner of Pine and Montgomery streets,
and will build there later on. He favors
widening Montgomery street, saying that
he is willing to pay his share of the cost,
and he states lhnt he will not erect struc
tures higher than six storis.
He thinks that buildings on Market
street should be limited to '12 Morios in
height, and that those on narrower streets
should be limited to nix stories.
FOREIGN CAPITAL IS COMING
EaRcr to. Invest In Snr Francliico
SAN FRANCISCO. April 28.-A local pa
A European syndicate is ready to Invest
RO00.OOJ in San Francisco realty. Tho
determination to place this sum In real
estate In this city has been formed since
the great disaster.
The intention of the foreign corporation
has been made known to H. E. Law, one
of the brothers who own a large amount
of San Francisco property. Tho head of
tho syndicate cabled to him of its desire
to get hold of sites and buildings.
The anxiety of the European Investors
to secure real estate is taken as evidence
of the confidence of the world In the
future of the new San Francisco.
Pupils 'Win Awards.
Joe Fritz, a pupil In the Falling School:
Merl Martin, of the Ladd School; Harold
Bergen, of tho Hawthorne School, and
Ernest Coriander. Portsmouth, all In tho
ninth grade of their respective schools,
were each awarded $5 yesterday for meri
torious work In connection with the con
struction of bird houses. Hundreds
visited the City Hall yesterday for the
purpose of inspecting the exhibit of 2S
houses that had been selected from the
work of all the pupils In the public
schools of Portland, and were much Im
pressed with the Ingenuity as well as
artistic talent ehown In the construction
and design of the miniature edifices. In
congratulating W. L. Standley upon his
success in educating the youthful minds
In this direction, a prominent city official
said that he had worked wonders In In
calculating them with a desire to learn
some useful pursuit, thus keeping the "boys
Interested and out of mischief on the
streets. A strong effort will be made to
hold these contests each year, with he
idea of offering as much encouragement
as possible along the lines suggested. In
that event It is quite likely that more
prizes of lesser amount will bo awarded.
AUOCT TIIK VICTORY MOXOIKNT AKK
(Continued Krm fas 1.)
determine mat tern ef detail J connection
with the Sound extension." iW Mr. Har
riman In explanation of the Journey to
Portland. "1 am not fully advised yot ax
to the Sound extension, and It Is Mill
lmpoxrfblc for me to give any Idoa of the
route north from Portland. I want to
look over te ground la the Sound cltius
before thins are jsettled.
Mr. Harriman was asked to confirm the
story that the recent election of President
A. J. ISarllng. of the St. Paul, to the
directorate of the Union Pacific meant an
alliance of the two roads In building the
line down the north bank of the Col
umbia. No Joint Road Agreement.
"The election of Mr. Barling has no
such significance,' declared the railroad
magnate, "The Interchange of traffic be
tween the two roads Is, of course, very
large. It was only fair to the Interests
Mr. Earllng represents to elect him to the
directorate. There has been no arrange
ment between the two systems for a road
down the north bank of the Columbia."
When Mr. Harriman wax ai-kd as to
tho probability of tho construction of tho
Columbia Valley Railroad, he staid he did
not know anything about the situation
there nor what would be done. Ho said
that In regard to that matter Mr. Cotton
ought to be able to give the Information
"We now have under way over miles
of railroads.' said Mr. Harriman. "This
mileage does not include anything north
of Portland, but does take in some con
struction in Mexico. We are hard at
work, and are kept fairly busy already,
aad you will understand how I cannot
keep track of lines In various localities."
Railway Men Greet Officials.
When the Harriman special rolled Into
the union station last night, several of
the leading local railroaders were on hand
to meet'tbc financier who has risen to the
head of great combinations of capital, un
til he dominates fabulous wealth. Vice
President and General Manager J. P.
O'Brien, of the Union Pacific lines In the
Northwest: General Counsel W. W. Cot
ton. General Passenger Agent A. L.
Craig, General Freight Agent R. B. Mil
ler, of the O. R. & N. and Southern Pi
cific; Superintendent I. R. Fields, of the
Southern Pacific, and others, greeted the
officials upon their arrival, Mr. Harriman
stayed In his car nearly an the time he
was In Portland, but left It for a trip to
the telegraph of nee. While walking about
the station he attracted little attention,
as the people who rubbed shoulders with
the short". Inconspicuous man with the
dark mustache aad goatee never realised
his Identity. When Mr. Harriman re
GATHERED MA.W OK TUE KKFUor S.
turns to Portland, later this week. It Is
probable he will make a more extended
W. W. Cotton and J. P. O'Brien ac
companied Mr. Harriman to the Sound
last nlglu. and will probably remain
with him uHtll he returns to Portland.
Io8 of Merchants Kxchnnsc.
"Perhaps ;he most serious loss of
the Southern Pacific In the earthquake
and tire that wiped Out San Francisco
was the burning of the general offices
In the Merchants' Exchange building.
said Traffic Director J. C. Stubbs. of
the Union Pacific. last night In peak
Ing of the damage done to the railroad
Interests In San Francisco. "It looks
as If the Almighty Intended that Snn
Francisco should be rebuilt, and ac
cordingly maintained the railroads and
docks. Neither the Southern iacitlc
nor the Santa Fc suffered losses at all
Tho Interior of the Mcrchnnts Ex
change building was of course practi
cally ruined. Our correspondence and
records were destroyed. "We hope that
records in the vaults will be found to
be Intact when the vault arc opened.
The Market-street Station, or the
Ferry building, has been hut little In
jured. Our general passenger and
freight offices have been established
there for the present.
Traffic to San Francisco.
"Traffic Into San Francisco goes on
with the exception of freight business.
There Is no use to haul freight Into the
city for no warehouses are ready to
care for It- When we left San Fran
cisco there were about 1S00 cars there
ready for unloading, but there was no
place to receive the goods. There was
no suspension of business by the rail
roads except that temporarily enforced
by the San Francisco authorities, and
that embargo was raised yesterday.
"We have been so engrossed In the
relief work at San Francisco that we
have had no time to plan a restoration
of any structures that were demol
ished. In fact, we have not heard of
the condition of the track from San
Francisco to Los Angeles. Our time
has been taken up with other things.
"The trip up the Coast was unevent
ful. Our train left SaaFraricIsco yes
terday afternoon at 6 o'clock, -miking
the run to Portland in about 26 hours."
J. D. Farrcll. who. It Is understood,
will have charge of the. construction
of the Washington Northern, the Union
Pacific's extension to the Sound. Is on
his way to Tacoma from tne East, and
is expected to Join the Harriman party
there today. Mr. Farrcll has always
denied having any connection with the
Harriman extension, but It is certain
that he will have entire charge of Its
Viewers File Report.
J. P. Menefee. H. J. . Morrison and
J. S. Fosa. viewers In the matter
of the proposed opening of East
Seventeenth street, between East Mor
rison and Belmont, have filed their
report- with the Council, frm which Jt
appears that the contempla.t exie&rfoa
will necessitate the appropriation to pub
lic use of 73SS square feet, the damages
for which arc apportioned as follows:
William and Viola Schmeer, JSTS-M: Wil
liam Schmecr. IOC SO: George Shearer,
1IE: total. $1772. which is offset by these
benefits and expenses: William and Viola
Schmeer. J"5d; William Schmeer. JtOO:
George Shearer, J3S1: A. O. Starr, J 30;
L. P. Hosford. C3: lots 1 and A. south
of Belmont. Duthle Addition. 523 each;
lots , Zt, Z and S, Bcllcvlew. $130: sur
veying, advertising and viewers. 5S8.
SCALE OF MINIMUM CHARGE
Multnomah County Bar Association
Agrees on Question of Fees.
Multnomah County Bar Association
held an interesting meeting last night In
the Courthouse and after a long discus
sion agreed upon a scale of minimum
charges for legal services which hereafter
will be observed by members of the as
sociation on penalty of expulsion from
tho organization. The scale applies to al
most every character of professional
services, but Is drawn up along general
rather than specific lines.
The only service for which an expressed
sum Is not provided in the schedule
adopted is apperance in the state Supremo
Court, The committee report had speci
fied JICO as the minimum fee for taking
a case Into the Supreme Court. This was
regarded as excessive by some members,
who desired it reduced to $30. After some
consideration the motion was tabled and
no substitute was adopted. The remain
der of the schedule was kept secret by
The following attorneys were elected to
membership: William R. LItzenberr.
Fred L. Ohm. T. W. Vreeland. A. P.
TIfft. Arthur C. Dayton. John F. Logarr,
John Kollock, John H. Hall. A. R. Men
dcnhall. J. B. Cleeland. Lionel R.
Webster, Alfred F. Sears and Arthur I.
Will Debate Woman Suffrage.
Dobato between Dr. B rougher and Dr.
Wilson on Is Marriage a Failure?"
proved such a success financially and so
much Interest was taken la It that the
pastors propose to discuss questions of
public interest in this way frequently.
The next debate between them will be
held In Grace Church Friday evening.
May 11. The Sunday school and Ep worth
League of Grace Church have appointed
a Joint committee to secure a new piano,
and this committee js arranging for a
muslcale In connection with this debate.
The proceeds from the entertainment will
go to the piano fund. The subject of
debate will be. "Resolved, That the best
Interests of the state do not require the
participation of women In politics."
Change Water Coarse to Build Road.
HELENA. Mont.. April 28. A dispatch
to the Record from Lewiston says the
Milwaukee railroad engineers. In order to
avoid numerous bridges across the Mus
selshell River, a large stream along- the
route, between Harlowtown and the Yel
lowstone River, have decided to change
the course of that stream for several
East Side Suffrage Campaign.
Miss Kate Gordon, of the Equal Suf
frage Association. Is hoMieg parlor meet
ings Jn each precjact. TkSm Is for -the
purpose of educating the wa .as weH
BOTTLE AND JAR FACTORY INTACT .
CORRUGATED PAPER FACTORY INTACT
CASE FACTORY INTACT (Pacific Box Factory)
DELIVERIES as soon as goods CAN BE HAULED.
A LARGE STOCK of all SUPPLIES now enroute by FREIGHT
AND EXPRESS from our BRANCH HOUSES on the Coast.
Illinois Glass Company
Has placed at our dupoial the ENTIRE FACILITIES of their
MAIN PLANTS and their FIFTEEN BRANCHES throughout
, the UNITED STATES.
Illinois-Pacific Glass Co.
LOS ANGELES PORTLAND SEATTLE
Temporary Office: 278 Bacon Blk.,
as the men In the Interest of the equal
suffrage question, which will be voted on 1
at the June election. Also she is organls- ,
ins campaign committees in each pre-
clnct. with a chairman- Lists of the ,
registered voters for each precinct of the :
wards have been copied, and these are
being placed In the hands of the chair-
men of ward committees. These lists of
registered voters will be divided up among
the members of the committee, when the
real work will begin. 1
MEMORY U. S. G. MARQUAM
Multnomah County Bench and Bar
Unite to Pay Tribute.
Members of the bar of Multnomah Coun
ty gathered In Department. No. 1. State
Circuit Court, yesterday, and heard the
report of the committee appointed to draft
resolutions in respect to the memory of
U. S. Grant Marquam. who died on April
19. Judges Sears. Cleland. George and
Frazer occupied the bench, and the report
of the committee was presented by
Charles H. Carey, the chairman of the
committee! It follows:
U. S. Grant Marquam. a member of the
Oregon bar. who died In the City of Port
land on the 19th day of April. 1306. after a
brief Illness, was born July 3. 1S63, and
spent most of hte life In this city. On
reachlnsr the years of early manhood, he
took up the study of law and followed
that profession with marked success until
thus called away. He was especially re
markable for his Industry and his faith
fulness In attention to duty; and. partic
ularly during the later years of his prac
tice, he set an example worthy of emula
tion to his associates in the energy and
enterprise shown bji him In the interests
of his clients. Always courteous and con
siderate of the feelings of others, tolerant
and charitable In his dealings, earnest and
steadfast in purpose and" in action, re
spectful and dignified in his bearing to
ward the court, his success In the prac
tice of his profession engendered no Ill
will or Jealousy, and his untimely end
came as a shock to his associates and
friends at the Var. He was cut off at a
time when life seemed to open for him a
door to happiness and prosperity.
Until but a few days before his demise,
he was In the full enjoyment of health
and the vigor of a naturally strong con
stitution, so that It might have been ex
pected that he had before him a long life
of usefulness and of honor. In his fam
ily, he was dearly loved as a husband, a
brother and a son. and In these relations
he was respected, trusted and depended
upon as a sincere and earnest and always
helpful confidant and friend. The many
who looked to him for advice and com
fort in time of trouble will deplore their
loss, and that smaller circle of those who
knew his. more Intimate self, and who
knew his firm determination to put away
the temptations that press upon those
who follow his profession, and knew of
his victory over the Influences that tend
to swerve a man from duty, know also
that in his life there was much to inspire
toward nobler endeavor, and In bis death
there Is much to regret.
Be it Resolved. That the sincere sym
pathy of the members of the court and of
the bar. here assembled, be tendered to
the widow and to the relatives of U. S.
Grant Marqaum. and that a copy of these
resolutions be transmitted to the family
by the clerk of this court, and in token of
respect for the memory of the departed
brother, the court adjourn for the day.
and these resolutions be spread upon the
CHARLES H. uARHT. Chairman.
ALBERT H. TANNER,
In ordering that the report be' adopted,
presiding Judge Sears said:
"I know of nothing to add that has not
already been said by the chairman of the
committee. Mr. Marquam certainly was
a man of exceptional ability, and I think
be bad ho equal In his chosen branch of
law. I was always forcibly Impressed by
his tireless Industry. At this time we
roust regard the high, ennobling lessons
we learn from the character of he whom
we knew so welL"
The court was then adjourned for the
Bourne Hires "Watchers.
Jonathan Bourne, the successful can
didate for the nomination for United
States Senator, evidently fears than an
attempt might be made to defeat his
nomination, and be has a force of men
at the courthouse night and day watch
ing the ballot boxes, which are safely
stored away la the vault In the County
Cleric's office. County Clerk Fields
has no objection to the watchers, so
loag as Mr. Bourne pays the bilL
For the Relief Fund.
MBwaukle organisations will raise a,
fund tate week for San Francisco suffer-
ers. Tuesday evening- Woodmen of the
World, Circle of Women of Woodcraft
and Mllwaukle Brass Band will join in an
entertainment in Woodmen's Hall.- The
women will bring baskets with them for
sale during the evening; The meeting
will be open, and all interested will be.
welcome to attend. The baskets will be
sold off by auction. On Thursday even
ing the Oddfellows will give an enter
tainment In the Woodmen Hall and th
proceeds will be for the relief fund.
Sunday at Y. W. C. A.
The Sunday entertainment at the T.
W. C. A. will be given from 4 to 6 o'clock:
this afternoon. The president of the asso
ciation. Mrs. W. J. Honeyman. wJU make
the address. A reception and informal
supper will follow. In spite of the fact
that the association has had most of its
time taken up in looking after the wanLi
of a large number of San Francisco refu
gees during the week, the following ex
cellent programme -has been prepared:
Song (selected). Miss Swanson;yIolIn solo,
Miss Elda McDaniel; recitation. Mis a
Betterment of Riverside Drive.
At yesterday's meeting of the Riverside
Driving Club a committee was appointed
to solicit funds for the betterment of
Riverside Drive. Fifteen hundred dollars
is necessary, and A. C. Lohmire, A. Fln
iey, F. C Hageman. H. .Drennan. J. D.
Monthyon and H. M. Tillman were ap
pointed to serve on this committee. The
club will hold matinee races and an open
air horse show on June IS. at which some
of the best horses of different classes oc
the Coast will be represented.
Several More Reported Safe.
Among many other? who have been
heard from after the disaster are the
following: Misses Mary and Leila Scates.
formerly of Portland, and Frank Anry
and family, formerly of Etna, Wash.:
Miss Ruth Levy, Mrs. Wise and
children. W B. Hare. John B. Makin.
Walter T. Bird, children of J. D. Grant,
Mrs. Bertha Klrkpatrick. Mrs. Frank J.
Welsh and child. John and Ella Johnson,
and J. F. Druschel and family.
Girls Arrested in Saloon.
Pauline Wyman and Annie Dapper, two
girls who claim to be 19 years old, but who
the police say are under age, were taken
from the Baker saloon, at Third and Tay
lor streets. last night" by the police. With
them were arrested Ernest Wall, charged
with enticing them into a saloon, and
K. W. Baker, the proprietor, charged
with selling liquor to minors. In default
of ball the four were locked up.
Bids for Grand Avenue Bridge.
Bids will be received for a steel bridge
over Sullivan's Gulch by the Auditor until
Friday, June 8. according to the plans pre
pared by the City Engineer. Also pro
posals will be received for tne construc
tion of a reinforced concrete bridge. Ths
persons making the proposals will furnish
their own plans and specifications.
Divorce Papers Are Served.
Papers in a divorce suit filed in St. Hel
ens by Maude Abendroth against Carl
Abendroth were served yesterday by
Deputy Sheriff Holllngsworth.
CURE FOR DRUNKENNESS
Orrlae Treatment la to Be Used at
Heme Without Publicity, or Loss
of Time From Business.
Thousands of persons who really want
to quit the use of whisky or beer reallzo
that they cannot do so without medical
help, yet they cannot afford the time or
perhaps the money to go to a sanitarium.
Happily a new cure for drunkenness has
been discovered which Is to be taken at
home and cost3 less than the average
drinker will spend, in a day.
In using Orrine there Is absolutely no
publicity, as the remedy Is sold by the
leading druggist In nearly every city and
town, or, It can be sent by malL Sure re
lief Is positive when Orrine Is used. So
uniformly successful Is this treatment
that fn every box Is a registered guaran
tee which entitles you to a refund ,pf your
money if Orrine fails to effect a cure.
Orrine Is in two forms; No. 1. a secret
remedy, absolutely tasteless and odorless,
which can be given in food or drink with
out the patient's knowledge; No. 2, In pill
form for those who wish to be cured
The price of either form Is 51 a box.
Send to the Orrine Co.. Washington, D.
C. for free booklet and consultation
The desire for liquor is soon destroyed
after Orrine treatment Is commenced,
and before long the patient is freed from
the terrible drink craving, and the drink
will not be missed.
Orrine Is for sale by Woodard, Clarke
fc Co., druggists. Portland, agents, Port