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Daniel Burnham Tells of San
HAY REPEAT FEAT OF NAPOLEON
Says Ground Is Cloar for Execution
of His Plan May Go To
Chicago, April 23. Daniel II. Hum
lmm, tlio architect who drow tho plans
for beautifying Sau lVunelwo, returned
to hU home her yesterday .from Europe.
Ho said San Francisco now has it with
in its power to rebuild itself into ono of
tho most beautiful and convenient cities
in tho world.
Mr. Durnham, on his arrival, found
awaiting him n message from James D.
l'hclan, president of tie association ior
tho improvement and adornment of San
Francisco, nsking him to go at oneo to
that city. Ho replied that ho could not
say until Monday whether or not ho
could go. Mr. Burnham said:
"Tho two chief features of my plan,
which can now bo carried iato effect, are
thoso relating to tho cutting of diagonal
strocts and tho construction of a splcn
did outer boulevard which will eneirclo
tho whole city.
"San Francisco has a ehanco to do
whnt Louis Napoleon did in Faris in
1S51 tho opportunity to make itself ono
of tho beauty spots of the world."
BUILDING MOVEMENT IS ON
Mrs. Oelrichs Declares Purpose Magec
to Build Steel Structure.
San Franciseo, April 23. The work
of rebuilding San Franciseo will pro
coed rapidly. Mrs. Herman Oelrichs,
of Xcw York, has agreed to repair the
Rialto building and to build again on
tho sito of tho Crosley. She and her
sister, Mrs. W. K. Vandorbilt, Jr., have
also stated that they will put up solid
office structures , on their Montgomery
Thomas Magec, a real estate dealer,
will start for New York on May 1 to
complete arrangements for the erection
of a 12-story steel building on Market
street, just above tho Mutual Bank
Tho Kroporium, a largo department
store, will rcsumo business on a largo
scule nest week. A temporary structure
will be built at the corner of Fort nnd
Vnn TCfvia Mv,nnp.
In two weeks seven floors of tho new
Monaduock building, which was in
course or construction ai mo lime ox
the disaster, will be filled with offices.
Capitalists are not in the least dis
mayed os disheartened. James D. I'he
lau, chairman of tbo finance committee
nnd multi-millionaire, said:
"Before the earthquake I was asked
by certain capitalists to erect a largo
hotel on the site of tho Pfaelan building,
nt Market and O'Farrcll streets. Since
tho disaster the proposition has been
repeated and even urged. This shows
most decidedly that thero is no lack of
faith in the future of the city."
SAT SOLDIEBS SHOOT AND LOOT
Refugees Tell Lurid Story of Slaughter
Des Moines, April 23. Stories of
wholesale robbery by soldiers ns well
as vandals, of innocent ns well as guilty
men shot down a sight by military
guards, are told by Harry Sbostro and
W. C. Lane, Iowa men, who spent three
days in San Franeiseo. They roached
Des Moines today.
"Tho soldier is supreme in San Fran
ciseo," said Mr. Shostro. ''On tbo
slightest provocation they shoot a citi
zen down and nobody has thus far ques
tioned tho aet. There has beon lots of
looting by vandals, but tho soldiers havo
committed wholosalo plunder nlso. I
know that whorl buildings were to be
blown up tbo soldiors would go inside,
blow open and loot tho safes and then
dynamite tho walls. I saw lots of sol
diers with thoir pockets bulging with
booty that I knew had been stolen, and
I overheard one in uniform bragging
that ho bad stolen $2,000 worth of dia
monds. Another told of a fino cold
watch ho had secured, bo said, in this.
Both men say they are eager and will
ing to lay before tho wur department
charges against tho United States sol
diers, offering specific evidence if neces
sary, Build Chemical Factory.
Bait Lako, Utah, April 28. W. R.
Wales, a prominent physician and manu
facturing chemist of Denver, was in this
city today, and said he would estab
lish a largo chemical factory at
Portland iu the near future, that
would employ many persons of both
sexes. Ho will mako chemicals for the
trade, and invest thousands of dollars
in tho entornriso. Ho already has plants
at Omaha, Denver, Kansas City and St,
Paul. Ho will establish plants also at
Scattlo und thia city. Jfo is duo iu
Portland within ten days.
Cuba May Give 150,000.
Havana, April 28. A resolution was
offerod in tho houso today appropriat
ing $50,000 or tho victims of tho Cali
looking ron SITES.
Sau XraucLico Wholesalers Want to Be
gin Business at Once.
Sun Francisco, April 27 Tho first
important step toward re-establishing
trade relations in San Francisco was
taken tonight when tho realty men held
n hurried consultation with moro thnn
fifty important merchants. Tho object
of tho meeting was to sccuro temporary
quarters for the wholesalers, six of
whom announced they were forced to go
Into business immediately.
Tho meeting was called without Warn
ing, so tho real estate men wcro not
prepared to offer sites. It was decided
that tho two bodies meet ngaln Satur
day morning at 10, to mako final ar
rangements. Tho realty men discovered
that tho wholesalers were all ready to
move across tho bay. Tho chairman of
tho meeting, Mr. Tricst, announced that
land was offered tho wholesalers in Oak
lnnil nmctionllv freo of charge for a
period of two years.
Triest ask oil tho real estate men for
figures and location sites, saying the
wholesalers wanted them immediately.
From his manner of expression it would
appear that sooio of tho wholesale rocr-
Probable Republican Ticket.
Senator, short term, F. V. Mulkoy.
Senator, long term, Jonathan Bourne
Congressman, First District, W. C.
Congressman, Second District, W. R.
Governor. James Wlthycombe.
Treasmor, G. A. Steel.
Supreme Judge, Robert Eakln.
Superintendent Public Instruction,
J. II. Ackerman.
Bute Printer, W. S. Dunlway.
Attorney-General, A. M. Crawford.
Labor Commissioner. 0. P. iloff.
chants were ready to desert San Fran
ciseo and locate in Oakland until such
time at least as San Frnncisco could bo
The wholesalers nnnounced their in
tention to eongregnto in ono district if
possible. They preferred tho southern
part of the city becauso of tbo railroad
facilities there. When the real cstato
men mentioned several sites in tho
vicinity of North Beach tho merchants
said these would have to xeeolvo sec
ond cnl, as tbey wanted south of Mar
ket street, if truth a, location woro at
Tbo wholesalers said most of their
members wero willing to bo housed un
der ono or two roofs at tho present
time, and that they could manage with
such quarters for at least a year. They
then asked tbo real estate men for fig
ures on buildings. It was impossible
tor tho latter to furnish this data under
present conditions, so tho' wholesalers
agreed to wait for a few days for their
Tbo wholesalers announced that six
of their members would require at least
IUUjUOU square xect. iserore tbo meet
ing adourned others told the realty men
that tbey intended to join with the six
ia reopeninjr right away, and, in rough
figures, it is estimated that the mer
chants win neeu at least j,wu,wu
square feet of ground space.
SANTA BOSA TO BE REBUILT.
Entire Business Section of City
stroyed by Earthquake.
Santa Rosa, Cal., April 27. The lat
est figures show Ufty-ono dead, sixty
tbreo injured and seven missing, as pub
lished in these dispatches.
The cntiro business section of the
town was destroyed and many resi
dences wont down.
Twenty fires started, but tho water
supply was unimpaired, nnd within
three hours tbo flames were under con
trol. Cut off by tho disaster from com
munication with the rost of tho world.
Santa Rosa know nothing of the de
struction of San Franciseo until tho ar
rival from there of a trainload of nearly
l.WW refugees, begging for help that
could not bo given, but nearby towns
eamo to the reseuo, nnd after a period
of starvation and suffering aid was re
ceived. The courthouse, the new Masonic tem
ple, tho new library and tbo Odd Fel
lows' building went with tho other
buildings, but larger and better struc
tures will replace tbsm.
It is tho intention of business men at
onee to begin rebuilding. The savings
bank of Santa Rosa occupied a (40,000
building. Its new one, which will bo an
oflleo. building, will cost $250,000.
Con Shea, who lost five buildings,
worth $100,000, says that bis five new
onos will be worth twice that sum.
Tho same spirit is manifested by all
who havo been interviewed.
Fissures Open In the Earth.
Oakland, Cal., April 27. Word comes
from the district between Milpitas and
Alvlso, on tho south arm of San Fran
cisco bay, that fissures havo opened in
the earth, and water is flowing over tho
surface. The section is known as tho
artesian belt, hundreds of wells flowing
peronnlally and supplying means of irri
gating largo areas. Such wells require
capping to restrain tho flow under ordi
nary conditions, and recent disturbance
of tho earth's surface has released rub-
terranean streams Roads in this local
ity are flooded and impassable.
Steel People to Bush Orders.
Pittsburg, April 27. Orders havo
been issued by tho officials of tbo Car
negio Steol Company making all orders
for San Francisco "emorconcy orders."
and giving thorn procedonce. John G.
Ncale, structural engineer of the Car
negie Company, left last night for San
x-ruuuiscu io lUBO cuurgo oi mo siruc
tural forco of the United States Steel
1-TuncIsco to take chargo of tbo strut
Corporation on the Pacific Coast.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
MONEY AND FOOD.
Peoplo of Oregon Coming to
With Help torNeody.
Portland. Provisions In largo sup
ply aro pouring In to the rellel funds in
a large number of Oregon towns.
Many cars havo been filled with a vari
ety of edibles, including prepared food,
eggs, bacon, rlco, loaves ol bread by
the thousand, besides Hour and pota
toes. Cooking utensils, stoves, blankets and
clothing havo been alvcu ml purchased
in considerable quantities, and will ar
rive In the Ray City as fait at tho
trains can be moved south. Collisions
of money aro still going forward and
more supplies and funds will bo for
Portland aid for San Francisco and
the other stricken California elites will
probably oxcesd the value ol 1250,000.
Not lets valuable than the money to be
spent In tho sympathy and love for hu
mankind that prompts the voluntary
gifts ior relief. Reports Irom San
Francisco show that her people have
been touched by the prompt steps taken
for their help by neighbor states.
Jacksonville Raises a Fund,
Medford. At a meeting of the citi
zens of Jacksonville at the City Hall
$760 was subscribed ,ln less than ten
minutes for tbo relief of Sau Francisco
sufferers. The amount has been in
creased through tho efforts ol the com
mltiee to $1250, and will exceed $1600.
The ball team contributes its savings,
and a benefit game with Aihland Is
now lo progress. All branches of the
Masonic order and the I. O. O. F . A
O. U. W., Red Men, Jacksonville Elks
and Native Daughters contributed lib
erally. There was no rivalry between
the business men, but all give Ireely
and liberally, and made their contribu
tions with as much pleasure as if it had
been for their own people.
Salmon Better Than Money.
Astoria The cash subscriptions made
by the citizens of Astoria to the San
Franclrco relief fund amount at the
present time to about $2850, and be
aides this the Lower Columbia River
cannerymen have donated 725 cases of
canned salmon. Two carloads of can
ned salmon have been shipped. An
other car of salmon will be shipped and
the committee promises to raise anoth
Roseburg Raises SI, 600.
RoMburg Roseburg responds ntbly
to the call for help by the sufferers at
San Francieco by contributing $1600
for relief. A carload of provisions,
bread, clothing, holding and tents have
been forwarded. Drain puts in the
hands of the relief committee a good
collection. A large number ol Rose
burg citizens are in San Francisco, but
all are reported saved.
Clothing In tho Carload.
Oregon City The citizen's commit
tee has forwarded another carload of
potatoes, flour, blankets and clothing.
The women of the city have organized
and collected a great quantity of cloth
ing. Ono of the largest local contribu
tors is the Oregon City Manufacturing
Company, which, in cash and blankets,
has contributed about $1,000,
Good Things from Hillsboro.
Hillsboro The citizens of HilUhoro
dispatched a 00-ton car laden with po
tatoes, flour, evaporated cream, bscon,
beans, blankets and clothing, and rep
resenting a cash outlay of $000, to the
relief of the San Francisco sufferers.
The committee named by Mayor Corne
lius raised the necessary amount In a
Canvassing at Newberg.
Newberg At a meeting of tho citi
zens of Newberg called by E. H. Wood
ward, president of the Beard of Trade,
It was decided to send two carloads of
potatoes to the San Francis-o sufferers.
Liberal subscriptions were taken at the
meeting and a committee was appoint
ed to make further canvass.
Medford Shipped by Fh-st Train.
Medford On hearing o'f San Fran
cisco's need, Medford dispatched one
car of supplies to San Francisco by the
first relief train. As soon as possible
thereafter a mass meeting was held and
arrangements made to send other cars
as fast as it could be learned what was
Purse from Bohemian Miners
Cottage Grove The miners of Bohe
mian raised $100 and sent it down to
succor the Sau Francisco noedy. This
contribution came without solicitation.
The sawmills up Row River have also
contributed a carload of lumber.
Glendale Adds a Carload.
Glendale The citizens of this city
responded to tho call for aid by ship-
nlnir a. pnrnlad of Provisions on One of
r. , . , , , a n
the supply trains passing for San Fran-
FOUR CARS SENT.
K.lnm Mouse-wives Oaka Bread
Bakeries Give Stocks.
Salem This city forwarded tho fol
lowing to aid Sau Francisco sufferers:
Ono csrload of potatoes, one cirload of
Hour, one carload ol bread and other
provisions, ono car of breadstuff and
two carloads ol bread and potatoes. In
addition to this, citizens ol Hbsw aro
making up a carload ol provisions, and
tho citizens ol Pratum a carload ol po
tatoes. Cash subscriptions havo been
raised In Balem, amounting to $3600.
Practically every housowlle In Saletn
has baked bread, and llm bakeries have
lellvered over their eiltlro stx-k. The
prisoners In the penitentiary have sub
scribed $76 and proffered I their blan
kets, and lo go without brd If neces
sary. Salem will continue to send sup
plies every day while thero is need.
Corvallis Loads a Car.
Corvallls Corvallls citizens hastily
asembled at the Courthouse upon in
formation that an organize! effort in
this state was being made for tbo relief
ol San Francisco. At this meeting ar
rancementa were completed for loading
a car with provisions and starting It to
Its destination. Tho Initial coulrlbii
tlons from Corvallli include ten tons of
ll.iur, 400 bushels ol potatoes, 31 cases
ol cites. 300 ixunds ol bacon, 1000
loaves of bresd. Other supplies will
Chemawa Students Give Bread.
Chemawa The Indian pupils of the
training school here sent 830 loaves of
bread, being their first consignment for
the benefit of the California sufferers.
This consignment was sunt by Wells
Fargo, and will Im followed by others
from day to day as fast as tlm Hour pur
chased can Iks baked Into bread In the
school oven by the Indian bakors.
Cooking Utensils from Union.
Union A special meeting of the
City Council adopted sympathetic refu
tations with the Fan Franclrco sufferers
and a committee ol 60 was appointed
lo secure contributions for the relief of
the victims. The committee loaded
una car of provisions, stoves, cooking
utensils, blanket and clothing and an
other carload ol flour.
Supplies Ready at Cottage Grove.
Cottage Grove -The committee ap
pointed to solicit funds for Ssn Fran
cltco relief at the mass meeting has se
cured $650. A carload of supplies was
purchased, consisting mostly of flour,
potatoes and bacon, and went by the
Arlington Raises S0OO.
Arlington. -At a mass meeting $600
In cash wai subscribed for San francis
eo. Mr. Smith and Smytho & Hon,
sheepmen, each gave $100.
Wheat Club, 70c; hluestem,
71c; rid, 08c; valley, 08(3 0tc.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $27.60;
gray, $27 per ton.
Barley Feed, $23.60fl24 per ton;
brewing, $24Q24.60; rolled, $21.00(3
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy,
cho'ce, $15010 per ton; valley tim
othy, $12; clover, $7.60I8; cheat,
$0(37;, grain hay, $7(38; alfalfa, $12.
Fruits Apples, $202.76 per box;
strawberries, $2.60 per crate.
Vegetables Asparagus, 8(312c
per pound; cabbage, 2H2o por
pound; cauliflower, $2 26 per crate;
celery, 76000c per dozen; head lettuce,
26c per dozen; onions, 10(315c per
dozen; radlsher, 2026o per dozen;
rhubarb, 304c per pound; spinach,
00 per box; parsley, 26c; turnips, $10
1.26 per sarkj carrots, 06Q76o per
sack; beets, 86ctl per sack.
Onions No. 1, $1(31.16 per sack;
No. 2, nominal.
Potatoes F.incy graded hurbaiiks,
flfi376n per hundred: ordinary, 60 (ft
00c; new California, 6c por pound.
Butter Fancy creamery, 17q20c
K'gs Oregon ranch, 1017c per
Poultry Average old hens, 14Q16c
per pound; mixed chickens, l8i&Ho',
broilers, 22Q!l0c; young roosters,
12813o; old roosters, llllKc;
dressed chickens, 16Ql6)c; turkeys,
live, 1718o; turkeys, dressed, choice,
21922c; geese, live, 8Q10o; goese,
dressed, lOftllc; ducks, 1718o.
Hops Oregon, 1006, 810c; olds,
Wool -Kastern Oregon averago best,
1602Ooj valley, 242Qc per prund;
mohair, choice, 2880c.
Veal Dressed, 37c per pound.
Reef Drossed bulls, 3o pir pound;
cows, 4J35oj country steers, 5f3"c
Mutton Dressed, fancy, OJOlOo per
pound; ordinary, 07o; lambs, with
pelt on, 10(310)c.
Pork Dressed, 08c per pound.
GUILD DISASTER PROOF.
Modern Steel Uulldlngs Will Undoubt
edly U o Eroctoil.
Oakland. Cal.. Anrll 26. Hall Fran-
cisco can l rebuilt mi tbodlrastet from
eattliquiikr) and lire will ho practically
Impossible. The uosen or iwo in sieei
(mum hulldlnits that withstood tlm ter
rible heat uprear themselves among
the dismantled ruins as proof ol this,
The worst that happened to tlm modern
bulldliiKi was a "ssgKlng" from the
earthquake, Modern architectural
skill cannot overcome this, hut It can
minimise the loss, undoubtedly the
business center of tltti city, nt least,
will bo built up according to plans that
wiil mako it perfectly sale, come what
There Is a steady exodus from Hail
Francisco now, ami It will continue.
Thousands aro thoroughly frightened,
and evniy llttlo window shaker that oo-
curs strikes terror Into llielr souls.
Hut most of thn people will havo their
nerve back within a week and then
nothing will bo heard but talk ol up
building the city,
Tlm Monaduock building, next to
thn Palace Hotel, will Ik tilted up
shortly for aftlccs, and suvernl unfinish
ed skyscrapers will Iki completed In the
midst of the desolation. Threw mouths
Irom now there will be the greatest
building Ikmiii) the city has over known.
Wrrcklng work has begun. The streets
are being cleared and tho shslls ol
buildings blown up. The Kinporluin
and 20 others went this morning.
Matting Is necessary only In tbo heart
of thn city. Throughout runs! of the
mills of ruins there Is hardly a wall
st Hiding. '
DEAD EXCEED I.OOO.
Only a Small Proportion Has Deen
Identified, Says Coroner.
San Francisco, April Sfl. Coroner
William Walsh estimates that the total
number ol dead will bo not lets than
1,000. Ills reports are complete, and
his estimate Is made up from all the
data hn has been able tooolleet. Coro
ner Walsh ssld:
"llodle that the deputy coroners.
havo found and burled number 300, as
"At Polk and Ray street, .12; at
Portsmouth square, 23; at Washing
ton square, 12; at the Hlx-Mllo house,
200; at Laurel Hill, 23; scaUired In
different parts ol the city, 10.
"No thorough search has i?eu made
of thn district south of Market street or
the Chlnraft (purler. Many lives must
hare hern loil In these sections
"South ol Market street wero tho
cheap lodging houses, and many of
these collapsed from the earthquake.
There la little chance that ha'f of the
Inmates of the collapsed buildings had
opportunity to escape. This Is also
trnn nf Chinatown.
"Shortly after tho earthquake, sol
dlers and police, so I have been told,
burled bodies found along thn water
front. I havo received no official re
port nf these.
"The total numler of dead will tin
doubted ly reach, if it does not exceod,
LAY TRACK TO HAUL DEDRIS.
Southern Pacific Offers Valuable Aid
In Clearing Ruins.
San Francisco, April 26 As a wel
come relief to the otflolals and cltlrerw
of Han Francisco, who havo looked up
on tho ruins of llm city and tioii the
monstrous piles of bricks snd stono and
twisted Iron that were once their homes
and places of business. Is the announce
ment thai thn Houthern'Paciflo rail rind
will aid In any way In tho work ol
clearing n-vay tho debris. Tho rail
road olliclals are ready to build a trsrk
through thn heart of the devastated
city, from Harrison street to the bay,
and to run llielr llatcars In fnr the
wreckage that must lie removed before
new buildings arise and normal condi
tions ran be restorod. In this grent
work between 3,000 and 4,000 men will
iw employed, Tho railroad will carry
the debris wherever tho authorities
want It taken, and by so doing will
make posslbln tho performance of the
It Is said that an application will bo
made immediately to the supervlrors nl
San Franclco for a franchise for this
spur track. Tlm route. Is not known,
but tho rails will porhspi bo laid along
the lines of least resistance.
Can Pay All Insurance,
Oakland, Cal., April 26 Htato In.
snrance Commissioner K. Myron Wolfe
announced today that nearly all tho
largo Insurance companies would ho
able to make satisfactory adlustments
of tho losses caused by tho San Francis
co ure, lie estimates that the amount
for which the companies are liable will
probably reach $250,000,000. Mr.
Wolfe aaya ho hopoa the authorities of
Ban Francisco will now grant thn hith
erto unanswered appeal of the Urn In
suranco companies for an anxlllary salt
wator systom on Twin Peaks.
Tsl An Opens Her Heart.
Pekln Anrll 25. The emnrnsa 1-.u.
Ber ha sent to tho American legation
a check for $80,000 for the relief of tho
Miff. rer from tho dlssster at Ran Pnn.
clsen, and Is sending $20,000 to tho
viuimau in uiai cy. i
BOILS WITH ANGER
Russia On live ol New Revolu
CONSTITUTION IS A ML'Hfc FARCE
Opposition to Despotism Is United by
Deprivation of Liberty Idle
St. Petersburg, April 20. Tho polit
ics 1 s t latlou has (jrown threatening,
Thn publication yrsterday ol thn new
draft ol thn "fundamental law" or
"constitution" ol Russia has aroused a
storm ol InillKtiallon, and nmldsl thn
present great distrust ol (tin govern
ment's motives has furnished Just tho
stimulus needed to solidify the entire
opK)sltlon iu lUrliameiit, Thn Recti
Insists that with thn real sallon of tho
new Russian loan, and under llm faln
conviction that tho revolution Is sup
pressed, the Rortriiineiit has not hesi
tated sgalu to show llm cloven I oif,
not even masking Us Intention to dis
solve Parliament, If It Is found to ha
M. Ilrlanclianlrioff, In llm Novo, calls
tho draft of thn "liiiidametilal law" a
"mockeiy" which will be resented by
every honest man, lx lie a member ol
thn "lllack Hundred" or a Social
Rnvolutloiilat, adding that "such a
milium ol lies and false logic mi thn
nvn ol thn assembling of llm real mas
lers of the country ran only tend to
push the peopln to a fresh revolution
with Its attending ronlllrta and anar
chy. The eiltlng rrylmo seems fatd
lo go down In blood."
Thn really dangerous element In thn
situation, however, Is not In the atti
tude ol the Liberals but In thn posl
bllily ol another upheaval frcm Mow
at tlm very moment when llm Intellect
ual forces of llm country have heu
united. For somn time tlm Social
Democrata and other pioletarUl orga
nisations havn been trying to arrange a
general uprising to coincide with the
convocation ol Parliament, but appa
rently they wern making no headway.
Now, however, a great movement
among llm Idle workmen of tlm capital,
who numlter 42,000, has come to thn
surfsre, and there Is more than a sun.
position that this movement Is simply
thn cover for a real uprising which Is
bring organised Ixihlnd It.
Meetings of men nut nf work held In
thn suburbs during the Isst few Mights
were attended by orators of tlm Social
Democratic party. A council of men
out of work has slso sprung Into eslsl
nice like tie famous Workmen's Coun
cil which dl rect! the big strike of last
fall, Proclamations havo lx-en hsurd
calling uK)ii all workmen lo supiort
the men out of work, who demand that
the oily within a week shall put them
to work upon the construction of new
strret railroads and bridges, for which
$4,000,000 has been appropriated.
ARMY IN CHARPE.
San Francisco's Hungry Oelng Fed by
Han Francisco, April 20. Gradually
llm National Government Is taking over
llm work of succoring thn homeless and
foodies i thousands ol Kan Francisco and
tomorrow the representative of tlm
United FUtes Army will havo cliarun
of the gigantic task nf Issuing food to
all thosn who remain In the rltv. This
development res ill I rd from tlm meeting
of the executive roinrnltlee today and
I lie tturk will l turned over to llm
United States Quartermaster of this
department, who will establish a com
plete system ol Issuing rations at all of
the 6H stations throughout the city.
mis was a day nf optimistic reports
Irom all sides, "Conditions lmprnv
Ing." was thn happy expression from
those who had chargo ol the diilloi or
caring for their less fortnnato towns
men during the ast few days. In fart
tho moot Important duty will hereafter
be performed by tlm United State
Army, (hat of distributing thn food and
supplies which havn been donated most
lavishly by the people, Tlm citizens nl
San Francisco havo turned thoir atten
tion to the details cf the reconstruction
of their business.
Wants Philippine Traffic.
Warhlngton, April 20. Senators
Fulton and Gearln today received a tel
egram .Irom tho Portland Chamber of
Cimrnorcu asking that Portland ho
made the temporary headquarters for
shipping supplies to the Philippines,
pending the rebuilding of warehouses
and docks at San Francisco. The Sen
ators will take the mattor np with tho
Quartermaster-General, The President
today sunt a mossagn to Congress urging'
an irnmedlnto appropriation for re
building the warehouses at Ban Fran
Another .826,000 tor Japan.
Washington, Anrll 20. Another con
tribution ol $25,001 from tho Christian
Horald was recalved todav bv thn Red
Cross for transmission to Japan for tho-
rouei of the famluo lufforera.