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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, igofl.
THE MORNING ASTOMAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
SAN FRANCISCO AS
IT LOOKS TO-DAY
Great Progress Toward Reconstruction, Despite Many
Enormous Difficulties. sa
(By tt B. Bennett.)
' Ran Francisco, Oct, 6.
ONK OF tin world's great sight
In San Francisco. Cities have
ln(-n ruined end tiei have
. , covered them,, but never be
fore under modern condition A city
ruined by earthquake and (Ire In the
old days mmut that the tim of recov
ery would equal the 8f of the city up
to the hour of Hi destruction.',: In thin
was the street nearest to th burned
district which had been left (intact on
one aide. The residences on the weit
aide of the Avenue wer transformed
Into business house with incredible
swiftness, end the burned line along
the eastern aide wa covered with frame
building. ' The street is ': now lined
from one end to the other with retail
hope, some of them bearing the names
of rlh ana Jong-established nrms.
to the hour of ; iu de.truct.oi in us .., ,wd j,,,,, and the
age, the re,y evidence, of destruction J ,f brilliant ilth electric eigne,
re turned hrto agmudce of rrpar n4 0fla Fym V1 Kwt
Improvement.JIre ha, rarely failed to lhe7 f(,,,rfPi ,wj fcwtMt
bring ; about better condition, n city, j , h
Mid Sa Franc seo l.no exception to he .',. clt. ,th ,
u iJV m w ,m',rovcm',ntl0',M and gilt stgr- glittering In the eon.
city that will make men marvel, how V thoroughfare ha.
ver.a. mu.h Mtherapl. ity with which a M)t ,
the work will lie aocomplUhed. i,rnAA
The earthquake ; of April 18th t,"''tw";
!,i'S1I,m S"W Tfrr 'HK It .cent, prolyl. that Van K
10W wu d cover that ... The J m th f the
Are whl-h had ful play after the quake , dMrW. ft Uk , ellrth.
had brken the water mains, burned over J . , ... ... frnm K.,r.
CM squares, or 2.IWW acrce, or four ' . v... ,..
'"lnT- 8;7, ,or IO"r nVy to Van Ness, and perhapa nothing
square ". the; total loss being tatl., f ,arthqllftk,,Plll rt,f then
mated a 1500,000,000. On thla prop-, , On. oV two big firm., eee-
tVJ 'ZHr 5 "nt "K thk have let contrwU for the
"''S thla Ineurance Jbw V parmomt concreU build
lKMd lsaooo.Ooohad bnpa.d lne9h. Van Km Avenue, and otheri
to policy holder. p to Member W., W foow ,r, toor.
Fuiltlre. Have Returned , h d rt owl) ,
Th. Are a. everyWy know., lc.troy. J t
ed the bulnc.a district o San FrancUeo , rit thllnVhey obtained for build
but le ft the .hipping and mldcnce dU-, , M H iftep
trlct. Mart. Oimmerce continued wl h- igk of m
ont Interruption, except ch Incidental . i,.- , birth f
di.tnrUnce, the location , of new .lor- n(w onM of w tfce w fc othe,
age plMH and the accumulation f tll,m of mn who wera derk, be-" proprietor, end contract, had been re
freight. Thmaaida. of WhbJ A ,8, jIerchnU from other The chief explanation, bower
city immmi lately after the 4Iam. bat,, d , ,nd UWl.bed er. la the aimple fact tliat five month,
auch competent iithoriilea a. Mr. Hi, ... . i. t,.. .a ... nL. , .vi..v .
, ,hufc9 iioiw. . vvui irubiun cvm am Bnurt (lino in Willi:!!
n nnKn(fr trninr ynnnntTfr rti inn . . .i i
" . ' 1 . , nT. - money appear. io oe tmore pientn
Southern reino,Wtlm.te that 08 per . j)in .
Cltv'. Financial Soundne.i.
The financial ennndne. of San Fran
eent tit theut refugee h.ve returned
Their home, being Intact, they find tha
San Fmnelieo la the place for them, af
ter all, and they are turning in to re
build the citr, cither with their capital
or their labor
reorgftnixe it plane, remove debrL, plan
a new building, make it. financial ar
rangement., and begin; construction. On
cico ha. lcen demon.trated In rariou. mtA9 . nothing ahort of marvclou..
IfO VOUDl 0 mum.
Will San Franciaco ever be rebuilt!
' way. The bank clearing! are mucn
I Umi ihatt kafnni ills Am. RAm ti
i .i - - V " " - - I IT II. . taH.vw .... - -
f. ?f , , . 61 'the new money come, from ineurance the question a.ked by people in the
When the nre flicil down on April zi, lm.i. f Hut not all f c.. t, u fii Ran Fran-
the people of San Frandneo were con- ' . k.nka ia 'irreater Li u Wno l.Milt. It i. not
fronted with mlirhtjr prohlcm., eome of,.. ..... T ...,. . -.lit,. . . jiw f
them demanding in.tant aolutlon. Aa d , , j-poaita. but the mon
thie article deal, with the Fan Frand.-l ,yAt.,tMrawn r)g fnt0 reconrtnie
co of the future and not of the part, ..ww fcf m , d8.
I. H.naa.ra l a Intn iIaIiiIU M. ... ' ... V.
It I. not necery o go into aeiai . re-s ,t( bt fc ,MtI, flurry
gerdlng tHe remanrkahie ewnty enown . .ttcmpted run
" ,. , wii. caue ty en aiwrnpica nin on
by the committee of fifty In providing mnri Imnk. one of the large.t
for tU want, of tl hungry and. heller-jni(itut(on fa th, u WM ,
le.. That ia etory by itwlf, and a :grftltqn tMttn bnk run. The
mo.t interetlng and ineplring on. An-' W()k mm receiving no
other preying problem, however, waa . ,t y,,,. .3,000. jt reck-
th.t of clearing th. .trect. in oMer that! , d the TrcaMiry, A few
communication mitfht I restored. Thir- j, women formed line ob-ty-.Ix
mile, of atrceta were plied high tn,n(d their moMyt ,n(i then return red
with debrie. Within five month. thl,.. j.-jui nth 4hl exeeotlon.
cnormou. mnH of material haa licen re-, ,)lic nflj n the bank., ha. been
moved, trolley wlree have been rung, .jbile.
ireet car irnlc iv ctabillie(i. ami a
SEBICyS OPERATIONS AV0I3ED.
. T Cutef Mra. rannla Du War.
ayatem Of debrU removal inaugurated
which dipow "f 100 carload day.
If more labor were to be had. the work
would co much ftr.
01.M..M, , It A TMllMf Alt i
Aliiilklnn Ativ ii celebrated 111 I.
veer on Monday, Septemlier 10. I saw Unqualified Bucoeea of hyCS& E. Pink
the city on that day for the flrt time
!m-e the dlK4cr. The acene wa. ap
palling. With the exception of a work-1 Oneof tbegreateattrinropluiof Lydi
er here and there, the de.troyed dltrict B. I'lnkham'i VegeUbla Componnd it
wa. dctitute of laboring men, Ituln., the oonquering of woman's dread en
ruin, in every direction, a. far aa the 'JrA . - ' ....-av. t
eye could mt million. 6f ton. of brick. Jfi$$$
nd mortor pUed p In half de.troyed itwtrwoed.
. baeemenU) a utrong brecw) blowing dimt, ,
and a.fie. everywnerej wnming iecij
beam, and crumbling granite marking j
the aitc. of once Imposing building, and
the very thought of bringing order out
of ehno. .udlclent to ataggor the lm
agination, On the next day a very different pio
ture wa. prenented. In every Imncment
wa a gng of workmen. They atnig
gW with plnlera, piled brick, .ifted
good material from refuse, handled pick
and .hovel, mixed mortor. and londed
wagon with .Tliouaand of
busy bend, were to 1 ccn down every
iitrcet. Thounnnd. of team, went about
on the diinultaneoua task of removal
and reconstruction, From half-finished
ateel buildings were cen donkey c'nglne.
in full blnt, drawing up load, of steel,
. . . . . . a . "I ,
atone and brick. On aite. aireaay ciear
fin-nnllnil "wnnilorlTiw nn.tnaN n.
Aftm fmm Ita ea.rlv . atacma. or tha
atone nm wick, un aiwa aiiy.T v.i- . i .
. nA m.nn. t work preaenoo of danger may be made maul
ed carpenter. and maaon. were at wow fMtby profug0 monthl perioda, acoom
by the tbouaanda, rushing up temporary ,eJ r nnusual pn, from th.
..... a nAAf i M i . t . v. . t it . . :
frame tiuiirtinga, iwcr o,"nirame bu.hi- nbtlomen through, the groin and thighs,
ing. have been erected eince the fire, ( If you have my sterloua pains, if there
almost entirely for buiness purpose, 1 are Indications of Inflammation or die
To one familiar with the crowd, that plaoement, motm a boUe of Ljdla R
nJo Morkot street and the ferric, fan, , Wm. V righ
one, there doe. not appear to be any ( MrSi pinkham, of Lynn, Mass, will
diminution of population. The car sy-; give you her advice If yon will write
tem le wholly inadequate, although her-. her about yourself. She Is the daugh
culean efforta have been made to estab-! ter-in-law of Lydia E. Hnkham and
lleh communication. The ferrie. are "V,
crowded as ever. Theater, are filled ZTL ' 7
to suffocation. The St. Francb ITote, ,.2,tW---..i
put up ft' temporary structure in UMon tte miccee. I hv6 ha4 your wonderful
Square, and l turning away a hundred 1 medicine, Eighteen month, ego my period.
guU ; dally. Other hotel. fare filled , fBgJJK 3&2Zgi
nnd turning people away. - It require. pnygicianand waa told that I had a tumor
only ft visic to isan rranciwo to u iii v i wmu wn w .uuoi mi npiMin,
M report that the olty haa lost half
II GIjvwi taf T MiMrl MIA ftt vnnr .rlvmlB.
mania and decided to rive Lvdia E. Pink-
ham'. Vegetable Compound a trial. After
taking five bottle, as directed the tumor la
fly Roue. I have been examined by a
fi1 Van T.'nss Avenue.
'Anomalous conditions, resulted irom . zx.ZL,:f.. A T. t i..r,.i. .
the haste of merchants to ct into om- tumor now. It has also brought my periods
on, partly because It wa. a wide, paveo i gj p4 ,
thoroughfare, and partly because it) ' V
The acarcity of .killed and un.kllled
lttlx,r I the jphlef drawback to rapid
construction. Wage, are exorbitantly
high) but this ia the fault of contrac
tor, and proprietor, rather than of the
labor union.. The plumber, and sta
tionary engineer, thought they .aw a
chance to get rich quick "and raised
their scale, but Were not sustained by
the labor council, svhlch is. an amal
gamation of all the union, and the
old wage, were retored. But the own
er of building which were nenring
completlen t the time of the disas
ter, are feverish In their anxiety to
complete their building and obtain
famine rental, and their tactic, in
milling the wage of Worklngrnen have
caused labor price, to soar. On this
emergency work, plasterer, are getting
$0 to $11 a day j ' bricklayer., 910 a
dayj carpenters, $7 ami $8; atone ma
ton., 8 to $10, and other skilled labor
In proportion. San Francisco is a para-
dle for a worklngman. ,:',?- '
Need fa for Laborers.
. Unskilled labor is hard to find, The
city need 20.000 skilled men and
could employ 30,000 unskilled laborer.
Soma nf tha threwdcr unskilled meu
hsve clubbed together and formed lit
tle companies of their own. They take
a eontrtwt to remove debris for a price
and perform the work during the noon
hour and in the night. As unskilled
labor Is getting 4 a day, then, willing
workers who put in extra time are get
ting more money than they ever saw
before. In much of the burned district
work la carried on by electrio light.
There ia aome comnlalnt that the
construction of big "ateel and concrete
buildings is not rapid, it Js true mat
few such building have been started
.ince the earthquake. But there are
excellent reason for it. Only five
months have elapsed. The ashe. were
hnt for week after the fire. The In
surance companies, fearing bankruptcy,
forbade the removal of debrt. on the
ground that the salvage question must
be settled first. Some of the intending
builders may hsve decided to wait un
a nuestion of the distant luture. lue
procee. 1. visible to the naked eye,
Kvery ateel building that was under
construction at the time of the die
aster I. being rushed to completion.
Other buildings have been contracted
for, and with the removal of debri. and
the arrival of material the work will
proceed. Nothing could be more ab
surd than to doubt the recovery of
Ran Francisco from it. great misfor
tune, In the face of the work that is
actualy in progress, The contract for
the reconstruction of the Palace Hotel
on its old site, on a grander scale than
ever, ha. been let. The St. Francis is
now completing its great steel annex.
Busines. houses' are arranging to build
newer and stronger structure, than
those which auccumbed to the confla
gration of April 18-21. The city will
not be rebuilt in a day, or a year, but
it will go up with remarkable quick
ness. The municipality is not governed as
it ahould be. There in laxity of man
agement and constant charge, of graft.
The city ball be just as it emerged
from the disaster, without a girder re
moved or a brick piled up. The side
walks through the burned district are
not cleared, although the city govern
ment has anfyle power to force recon
struction. The street, are unswept and
unsprinkled. Instead of leading in the
rehabilitation work, city officials are
wrangling over spoils, putting up po
litical job. and generally proving their
Incompetence and unfitness. Although
Mayor Schmits proved equal to the
earthquake and fire, he does not rise
to the occasion in these days of re
construction. Private enterprise i. lm
meosureably ahead of municipal ac
tion. V, Talk of a City Beautiful
There ha. been much talk of a "city
Wutiful" with winding avenue, about
Mia billa broad bou'ircL:. rrk ex
tensions, and so on. It was thought
that with the buildings icveiea w
the ground, the opportunity was open
fur the ontruction of a model mod
ern city, uniting utility and beauty to
a degree never yet approacnea in
A HHlo study , of the sit
uation shows that this is nothing but
a dream. - San Francisco people have
nnmiirh on their hands In the way of
getting into business again, in any
shape, without tacKimg we greav ui
of forming a city on esthetie lines.
n0 ni ther a street may be wid
ened, and a little park established, but
in the main there will 'M no auemp
v. rA.form the nlans upon whicn tne
city wn. built. If it difficult be-
fore the fire to obtain unuou cw
toward civio betterment, it is doubly
difficult now. when every man must
look but for himself. The Incompe
tence f the city authorities is anotner
reason why the city will not be re
modeled. Publio commence in wie gov
ernment is shattered, ai'few of tne
really influential men would be will-
Ins to co-operate wiin ine uiuiip-
ity in planning extensive expendi
tures. They want to see something
done right now, and they reason that if
: :: - - Ait '
Fashion's Best Fancies as Sanctioned
by the World's Best Critics.
. DISPLAY OF
Lovely Shapesthe Product of Both This and the
MONDAY is the day set apart for our Grand Fall
Opening. On display you -will find a host of ad
mirable styles selected from the world's great fashion cen
ters and representing tlje choicest modes that this season
offers. The great variety of shapes this season affords a
wide range for choice and every lady can have her favorite
style without stepping beyond the pale of fashionable
grounds. The trimmings this season are luxuriant, and
in keeping with the most refined taste. Rich velvets, fine
' feathers, plumes, flowers, and autumn foliage, etc. A
multitude of the most cunning, and attractive creations
have been thought out, and upon these beautiful conceits
Fashion's deft hand has set her seal and left her daintiest
MRS. GEORG1E PENNINGTON
463 BOND STREET,
the city officials cannot sweep the
streets and dear the sidewalks, they
are not the men to attack the problem
of building a city beautiful.
The railroads terminating at San
Francisco the Southern Pacific and
the Santa Fe are among the most po
tent forces in rebuilding the city. They
saved San Francisco from panic and
possible creater disaster during the
time of stress by carrying away thou
sands of people, free of charge, and
bringing in emergency supplies. . H.
Uarriman rushed to San Francisco and
personally aided the committee of fif
ty in meeting an unprecedented situa
tion. From an attitude of intense ran
cor, the people of San Francisco be
gan to see that the railroads were not
altogether bad. V
What the Railroads Did.
After the crisis tbe railroads turned
in and assisted in the removal of de
hris. Temporary tracks were laid and
rehabilitation wai immensely assisted.
Merchants ordered big stocks of goods
from the East, and the railroads rusnea
tlrn .tuff tn Rati Frnneiaea There was
a time. Indeed, when the' stuff piled
up to such an extent aa to paralyse
thA nnerfl.tir.il of the roads. Five thou
sand cars of freight' were congested at
San Francisco and Oakland. By neroic
efforts the . lineerini? freicht was dis
posed of and a serious situation relieved.
Now that the railroads are able to
look sft their'(own business, they are
expending great sums in -.- p' uincnt
improvements, which will facilitate the
reconstruction of the city.
The insurance situation at San Fran
cisco is exasperating to those who hap
pened to bave policies in shaky or dis
honest companies,' but on the whole the
lapses of these companies has not af
fected the city as seriously as early
reports indicated. Nearly one-half of
all lasses has been paid. Considering
the fact that insurance records, as well
as everything else, went up in smoke,
this is a fairly good showing for five
months. Payments are being made
through the banks at the rate of near
ly $1,000,000 a day. The money goes
into immediate circulation for the most
part, and the resulting activity over
shadows the fact that hundreds of oth
er policy-holders are waiting for a set
tlement. The people of San Francisco, person
ally and through their commercial
organizations, are watching the insur
ance eonmanies with a jealous eye.
Companies that came to the front with
money are reaping a Harvest oi new
hiiiiiHs. while those which, fought for
time or actually repudiated their ob
ligations in whole or in part will be
made to smart for it.
Played a Losing Game.
The Chamber of Commerce is making
up a list of honest and dishonest com
panies. The California delegation in
Coneresa will have somethina to say on
Congrest will have something to say on
the subject next winter. The names of
the defaulting companies are to be
sent broadcast through the world, and
the opinion is universal in San Fran
cisco that in the long run the default
ing companies will discover that hey
played a losing game when they de
frauded policy holders of their rights.
' Insurance litigation promisee to be
come great. Policy holders who bave
money enough to fight are not slow in
invoking the aid of the courts- One
or two important cases have already
been decided, but the crucial question
is yet to be passed upon. This ques
tion is as to the part played by the
earthquake in causing fire losses. Pol
icies' are variously worded, tut in the
main they provide that payments shall
not be made if the loss is caused "di
rectly or indirectly" by earthquake or
other act Tf God. Of course, if there
had been no earthquake there would
have been r.o fire, but the man whose
housts wa consumed three days after
tho quake does not think the indirect
catwe is quite close enough, to the ef
fect to ufctify the insurance companies
in repudiating all liability.
Are Still Good-humored.
1 luring ii. iMicr.
snl sclf-nossession of San Franciscoans
astonished the world. Now, in the long
tug of clbposifag of the ashes and re
building the city, this good humor nev
er deserts them, and they are as con
fident as though they were beginning
a city for the first time. There to in
spiration in numbers, comfort in com
mon trouble, and a spirit of brother
hood that has not deserted them, al
though it is not as marked as it was
durinsr times of danger. The love of
good cheer in the way of eating, drink
ing and listening to music is as Birong
as ever. The climate is a . continual
tonio and invites to hard work. The
very size of their disaster seems to
nerve the San Franciscans to Hasten
the reconstruction of the new city.
Thev eome very near to boasting when
they show their ruins and some of them
display a remarkably fresh memory oi
history by comparing their disaster
with the fate of other cities that have
perished by earthquake and fire, and
risen again. According to these men,
wn nitA historv while making it, the
only bonfire that excelled San Francis
co's was that which eonnmed itome,
in Nero's time. The great fires of Lon
don, Boston, Chicago, and Baltimore
were mere hints of what a real con
flagration can do. So say these dusty,
smiling, tireless San Franciscans, who
revel in the advertising that their city
has obtained Their belief in, the
speedy reconstruction of the city is ab
solute and they are backing their be
lief with money and an energy that
balks at nothing.
A MOST WORTHY ARTICLE.
When an article has been on the
market for years and gains friends er
ery year, it is safe to call this medi
cine at worthy one. Such is Ballard's
Horehound Syrup. It positively cures
coughs, and all Pulmonary diseases.
One of the best known merchants in
Mobile, Ala," says;
"For five yeara my family has not
been troubled with the winter coughs
we owe this to Ballard's Horehound
Syrup. I know it has saved my chil
dren from many sick spells." Hart's
The most awkward and ungnaily wo
man can be transformed into a beautiful
lovely creature if she has the brain
power to absorb the fact that Hollis
ter'a Eocky Mountian Tea will do the
business. Tea or tablets, 35 cents. For
sale by Frank Hart.
" STORAGB JsAIxaaISS. .
We sell the Northwestern Storage
Battery, the Very best on the market
for automobiles, gasoline launches, etc.
We bave the finest and most complete
charging plant for storage batteries.
Recharging and repairing done. Expert
wormanahip. R, R. Camttliera, electri-
J eal supplies, 642 Duane street t.f.
showed, at the battjle of Austerlitz,
he was the greatest leader in the world.
Ballard's Snow Liniment, has shown
the publio it is the best Liniment in
the world. A quick cure for Rheuma
tism, Sprains, Burns, Cuts, etc. A. C
Pitts, Rodessa, La., says; "I use Bal
lard's Snow Liniment in my family
and find it . unexcelled for sore chest,
headache, corns, in fact for anything
that can be reached by a liniment.
nart's drug atore.
Horning Astorian, 60 cents per montl,
delivered by carrier.