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S. A. THOMAS, Publisher
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Id a Condensed Form for Our
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Japan is sorry
aid was declined by
Preparations are being made to re
ceive. Dowie in his old home.
The Russian democrats have won a
great victory in the elections.
French police have discovered an in
trigue between labor leaders and mon
The' Northern Pacific has commenced
' work on its bridge across the Willam
ette at Portland.
Small graft on the relief fund for
California has been discovered and is
worse than feared.
Anthracite " operators have rejected
the latest terms of the miners and have
renewed their former offer.
The unveiling of the Franklin statue
in Paris was the occasion of speeches of
good will by Frenchmen and Americans.
A drenching rain has made it very
uncomfortable for the San Francisco
refugees camped in the various parks
of that city.
Quartermaster-General Humphrey has
informed Senator Fulton that there is
no intention ot even temporarily aban
doning San Francisco as an army trans
Dowie 's wife has become reconciled
with the prophet.
Oakland is making a great effort to
capture San Francisco shipping.
Senator Heyburn is improving from
his second attack of appendicitis.
Many of the steel frames of large
buildings in San Francisco are unin
jured. The. regular troops now have entire
charge of feeding the San Francisco
King Edward, Emperor William and
Emperor Nicholas will hold a confer
Bellevue, Texas, has been devastated
by a tornado. Forty people are re
The Japanese mikado has given
$200,000 to the relief of San Francisco,
and the people a like sum.
mi i i i j. .
une aouDtiui vote in tne senate on
the railroad rate bill is large enough
to swing the result either way.
An area of 453 blocks was burned by
the San Francisco fire. It is estimated
that the buildings destroyed will be in
the neighborhood of 60,000.
Norway is taking itepa to organize a
A ninth victim of the explosion on
the battleship Kearearge has died.
The last of the Russian prisoners
have been returned home from Japan.
The total relief fund from all Bources
totals more than $18,000,000 and still
, There is no danger of an epidemic
among San Francisco's homeless, ac
cording to the heatlh authorities.
The San Francisco bank vaults are
believed to be uninjured, but it will be
a week before they can be opened.
Insurance men will have a say on re
building plans of San Francisco and
will not allow flimsy structures to be
Most of San Francisco's people would
prefer to see the city rebuilt on the
plan f the old and oppose changes in
Jonathan Bourne is gaining on H.
M. Cake, who leads for the Republican
nominee for Senator in the Oregon pri
All the credit for stopping the San
Francisco fire belongs to three expert
gunners from Mare Island navy yard.
They blew up a strip of buildings one
block wide in front of the flames, using
a ton and a half of gun-cotton.
Oakland's present population is about
1000 to the block.
General Funston has barred
seers from San Francisco.
San Francisco's Chinatown
never be rebuilt on the old site.
will A heavy rain has added to the
comfort of the residents of the
San Francisco refuge camps.
Men are clearing away the San Fran
cisco ruins. The newspaper offices will
be among the first buildings repaired.
General A. W. Greeley has assumed
command of the Federal troops at San
Francisco. General Funston will act
inder Greeley's orders. '
The latest figures on cash subscrip
tions from all parts of the United
States for the relief of San Francisco
sufferers totals $7,314,000.
LOOKING FOR SITES.
San Francisco Wholesalers Want to Be
gin Business at Once.
San Francisco, April 27 The first
important step toward re-establishing
tnulo relations in San Francisco was
taken tonight when the realty men hold
a hurried consultation with more than
fifty important merchants. The objoct
of the meeting was to socure tomporary
quarters for tho wholesalers, six of
whom announced they were forcod to go
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liuo uusnu'ss liimiLHuiiit'j v.
The meeting was called without warn
ing, so the roal estate men wore not
prepared to offer sites. It was docidod
that the two bodies moot again Satur
day morning at 10, to make final ar
rangemeuts. The realty men discovered
that the wholesalers were all ready to
move across the bay. The chairman of
the meoting. Mr. Triost, announced that
land was offered the wholesalers in ua
land practically free of charge lor a
period of two years.
Triest asked tho real estate mon for
figures and location sites, saying the
wholesalers wanted them immediately.
From his manner of expression it would
appear that some of the wholesale nier-
Probable Republican Ticket.
Senator, short term, F. W. Mulkey.
Senator, long term, Jonathan Bourne
Congressman, First District, W. C.
Congressman, Second District, W. R.
Governor. James Withycombe.
Treasurer, G. A. Steel.
Supreme Judge, Robert Eakin.
Superintendent Public Instruction,
J. H. Ackerman.
State Printer, W. S. Duniway.
Attorney-General, A. M. Crawford.
Labor Commissioner, O. P. Hoff.
chants were ready to desert San Fran
flisen and lnnnto in Oakland until such
time at least as San Francisco could be
The wholesalers announced their in
tention to congregate in one district if
possible. They preferred the southern
part of the city because of the railroad
facilities there. When the real estate
men mentioned several sites in the
vicinity of North Beach the merchants
saul these would have to receive sec
ond call, as they wanted south of Mar
ket street, if such a location were at
The wholesalers said most of their
members were willing to be housed un
der one or two roofs at the present
time, and that they could manage with
such quarters for at least a year. They
then asked the real estate men for fig'
ures on buildings. It was impossible
for the latter to furnish this data under
present conditions, so the wholesalers
agreed to wait for a few days for their
ine wholesalers announced that six
of their members would require at least
iuu.uuu square feet. .Before the meet
ing adourned others told the realty men
that they intended to join with the six
in reopening right away, and, in rough
inures, is estimated mat. tne mer
chants will need at least 1,000,000
square leet ot ground space.
SANTA ROSA TO BE REBUILT.
Entire Business Section of City
stroyed by Earthquake.
Santa Rosa, Cal., April 27. The lat
est figures show nfty-one dead, sixty
three injured and seven missing, as puh
lished in these dispatches.
The entire business section of the
town was destroyed and many resi
dences went down.
Twenty fires started, but the water
supply was unimpaired, and within
three hours the names were under con
Cut off by the disaster from com.
munication with the rest of the world,
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oanta itosa Knew nothing of the de
struction of San Francisco until the ar
rival from there of a trainload of nearly
1,000 refugees, begging for help that
could not be given, but nearby towns
came to the rescue, and after a period
of starvation and suffering aid was re
ceived. The courthouse, the new Masonic tem
ple, the new library and the Odd Fel
lows' building went with the other
buildings, but larger and better struc
tures will replace them.
It is the intention of business men at
once to begin rebuilding. The savings
uanii or eanta itosa occupied a $40,000
building. Its new one, which will be an
office building, will cost $250,000.
Con Shea, who lost five buildings,
worth $100,000, says that his five new
ones will be worth twice that sura.
The same spirit is manifested by all
who have been interviewed.
Fissures Open In the Earth.
Oakland, Cal., April 27. Word comes
from the district between Milpitas and
Alviso, on the south arm of San Fran
cisco bay, that fissures have opened in
the earth, and water is flowing over the
surface. The section is known as the
artesian belt, hundreds of wells flowing
perennially and supplying means of irri
gating large areas. Such wells require
capping to restrain the flow under ordi
nary conditions, and recent disturbance
of the earth 's surface has released sub
terranean streams Roads in this local
ity are flooded and impassable.
Steol People to Rush Orders.
Pittsburg, April 27 Orders have
been issued by the officials of the Car
negie Steel Company making all orders
negie Company, left last night for San
Francisco to take charge of tho strnn-
tural force of the TJnited States Stool
vurpurunun on me racino coast.
xui emu rranciBco emergency orders "
ami giving thorn precedence. Jolin G-.
Neale, structural engineer of tho Cur.
IN THE NATIONAL
Friday, April 27.
.Washington, April 27 At tho begin-
Hill nil 1 i t . .
k i t0(ly'B sesmon of the somite a
0111 nillnmliri.. Ilia nYlufir,. l..i!. -
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10 notice of land entries, bo as to re
quire that papers in which they aro
printed ghnll ho in tho pmmtv
trict in which tho lands aro located,
wie rate hill, ntrnin tnltino- i u
of tho distinction between iiulimH.
power ami jurisdiction. Ronl
Kailoy he snid that.
that tho powers are totally different, it
cannot be said that ouo is greater than
Allison expressed tho hnno flmi ii,
discussion of the rate bill would go on
saying that if congress was to finally
adjourn before the. first of August it
was necessary that tho debate procood
Washineton. Aoril 27 Tmmo,iiii
after the houso convenod todav the
emergency appropriation bill calling for
i 0,000 for the navy to be exponded at
oan I ranciscn was nnaanil.
After votinc this tho hmma rinn;,i.i
n uuvuiuu L J
take up the nfinsion Anlomlor Pnn.
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(a. I.) was called to tho ohnW Wil
liams said ho would obioct to nasai
pension bills unless the committee had a
chance to vote on each bill. The pass
ing of ponsions did not proceed with
the usual speed. There WorA 31K nan.
sions favorably acted on in committee
and reported to the hoiiNo.
At 3 O'clock the houso comnlntnl ih
consideration of pension bills, when the
lanu revision Din was taken up and
general debate resumed.
Wednesday, April 25.
Washington, April 25. An amend
ment to the Indian bill for the cession
of the lands of the Blackfoot Indians in
Montana was accented by the Senate
after being modified. The bill was
then laid aside and the message of the
President regarding the employment of
labor on the Government workB in the
vicinity of San Francisco was ordered
.Mint followed the reading of the
message by immediately introducing a
Din appropriating f 3U0,000 for the em
ployment of extra labor in the navy
yard at Mare Inland.
Tillman made an effort to have a day
fixed for a vote on the railroad rate
bill, but was again unsuccessful.
Spooner gave notice of a speech for to
morrow, and Clarke of Arkansas of a
speech on Friday on the same question.
A bill was passed amending the law
relative to tne allotment of land to In
Washington, April 25. The House
today continued consideration of the
agricultural appropriation bill. The
President s message recommending an
appropriation ot 1800,000 for Mare Is-
land navy yard was read and referred to
the committee on appropriations.
Tuesday, April 24.
Washington, April 24. The Sonate
passed bills as follows today :
Extending time until 1909 for coast
wise laws to go into effect between the
Philippines and America; providing
for the reappraisemf nt of certain public
lands at Port Angeles, Wash.; autho
rizing the occupancy of lands in San
Bernardino, Sierra, San Gabriel forest
reserves for power plants of the Edison
Monday, April 23.
Washington, April 23. Congress
this morning appropriated $1,500,000
ior tne relief of the homeless and de
serving in San Francisco.
The measure, which was the second
one passed by the House and Senate.
the first carrying $1,000,000. was pass
ed under a suspension of the rules.
it was introduced in the House, call
ing for $1,000,000. When it reached
the Senate, it was amended by adding
$500,000. The House agreed to the
ameudment, and then the bill was
Washington. April 23. Representa
tive Gaines of Tennessee introduced a
bill today admitting free of duty all
goods, wares or merchandise which may
be imported into the United States as
gratuitous contributions for the reliei
of the earthquake sufferers in Califor
nia, and consigned to the Governor of
that state, the Mayor of San Francisco,
the Secretary of War or the Secretary
of Commerce and Labor.
The bill further waives dutv on
building materials imported into the
United States when satisfactory Dronf
has been made to the Secrotarv of the
Treasury that such building materials
nave been actually and permanently
used in rebuilding San Francisco.
Will Confirm Judge.
Washington. Anril 24. Judun Wick.
ersham, ot Alaska, will probably be
confirmed by the Senate before long in
the light of the report made in his fa
vor today bv the .Tndicinrv Cnmmit.t.oo
On a vote, Pettus. Kittredge and Black-
ourn voted with Nelson in opposition,
while Clark, of Wyoming, Foraker,
Knox, Bacon, Patterson and Culberson
voted to confirm.
mittee today aereed on the Alaska Del
egate blil, substituting the Cushman
bill for that passed hv the Ronatp. with
I but 8lint change from the original.
HALLS OF CONGRESS
Ashland Reserve Enlarged,
Washington April 20. The Ashland
forest reservo in Oregon has been Blight
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ly enlnrgod for the ptirposo of inclu
ing more fully the watershed of Ash
land creek, which is tho sourco of water
supply for tho city of Ashland and
largo territory of agricultural land in
umt vicinity, a narrow strip or couiv
try which has boon addod consists of e
tract lying along tho summit of a spur
of tho Siskiyou mountains, which has
tno averago elevation of 7,200 foot an
culminates in ouo of the most promi
nont landmarks" in Southorn Oregon.
Siskiyou Peak is a tract unfit for cul
tivation, and has no settlements on it,
as it iorms tne watorshod of various
tributaries of Ashland crook, it is im
portnnt to insuro propor protection to
the forest and provont the streams from
bein contaminated in any way.
Will Not Abandon Bay City,
Washington, April 20 Sonator Ful
ton was today informed by Quartormas
ter-Ooneral Humphrey that thore is nc
intention of cvou temporarily abandon
ing aan Francisco as army transport
iiuHuquunurs, tiiororore thore is no pos
sibiiity of diverting this business to
Portland, as requested bv tho Chnmhor
of Commerce One transport about duo
from Manila will unload at Seattle, and
one other transport may load thore, but
as tho government docks are unimpaired
and railroads are again making deliver
ies at San Francisco, there will bo no
temporary discontinuance of hoadquar
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ivia nt tiuib city, ,
More Soldiers to Be Sent.
Washington, April 28 The war do
partment has decided to send General
Ureely, at San Francisco, tho additional
2,500 troops that he has asked for.
The. troops, he says, have maintained
tne high standing of the American
army, put a continuance of montal and
physicnl stress is not advisable in tho
prosent high tension of the noonlo.
Accepting an estimate of 200.000 des.
titute, there, is but one soldier for every
hundred people, and tho additional
troops asked for would give but two
soldiers per hundred.
President Asks for Money.
Washington, April 21. President
Koosevelt today sent to congress a mes
sage accompanying documents and pa
pers irom ttie War department recom
mending the appropriation immediate
lyof an additional $1,500,000 for the
reliei of the Bufferers by the calamity
at San Francisco.
, The president today conferred with
becretary Taft, with Senator Allison
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uuuirniuu ui wie Benate committee on
appropriations, and with other senatorB
and representatives about the need of
lurtner aid for the residents of the
stricken city, and a decision was
reached that congress should be re
quested to appropriate the additional
$1,500,000. Assurances were given by
tne members oi congress that the ap
propriation would be made.
Washington, April 24. General
Greely, in command at San Francisco
has telegraphed the War Department
that within a week or ten days, when
tne militia shall have been withdrawn
as ib desired by Governor Pardee, May
or Schmitz and the militiamen them
selves, the force of regulars must b
largely reinforced to preserve order and
safeguard public interests
He eays that tomorrow 5,000 regulars
would not be an excessive number. He
believes that half that number from
outaide his military division could do
the work. These should be largely
cavalry, owing to a lack of transporta
tion laciuties. There are 2.500 resu
lars now at San Francisco.
Two More Quakes Friday.
Washington, April 20. The Weath
er bureau today issued the following
bulletin: "Two small after shocks of
the Ban Francisco earthquake were re
corded on the seismograph at the Weath
er bureau, Washington, D. C, during
the night and this morning."
Limit Taken Off Transfers.
Washington, April 21. Secretary
Shaw announced today that the $10,
000,000 limit on telegraphic transfers
to San Francisco has been lifted. All
relief that can be properly etxended to
the California banks will be given.
Washington, April 24. President
Roosevelt late tonight signed the joint
resolution of Congress appropriating
$1,500,000 additional for the relief of
San Francisco sufferers.
Washington, April 24 The Red
CrosB telegraphed $100,000 to San
Francisco on a request from Dr. De
vine, the Red Cross agent at San Fran
Take All That's Offered.
New York, April 24 Gaylord Wil
shire, chairman of the publicity com
mittee of the California Relief Associa
tion of this city, today said: "We
would kindly aek the general trade un
ions and President Roosevelt to refrain
from interfering with any man, who
ever he may be or wherever he is, who
wishes to extend us sympathy or pecu
niary aid. I may Bay that at a mass
meeting of Californians, held at the
CaBino Theater Saturday afternoon, a
resolution was unanimously adopted
giving voice to the above sentiment"
BUILD DISASTER PROOF.
Modern Steel Buildings Will Undoubt
edly .Be Erected.
Oakland, Cal., April 25. San FrBn
cIbco can bejebuilt so the disaster from
earthquake and lire will be practically
impossible. The dozen or two of steel
frame buildings that withntood the ter
rible heat uprear themselves among
the dismantled ruins as proof of this.
The worst that happened to the modern
buildings waB a "Bagging" from the
earthquake. Modern architectural
skill cannot overcome this, but it can
minimize the loss. Undoubtedly the
business center of the city, at least,
will be built up according to plana that
will make it perfectly safe, come what
There is a steady exodua from San
Franciaco now, and it will continue.
Thouaands are thoroughly frightened,
and every little window Bhaker that oc
curs Btrikes terror into their souls.
But moat of the people will have their
nerve back within a week and then
nothing will be heard but talk of up
building the city.
The Monadnock building, next to
the Palace Hotel, will be fitted up
shortly for efflces, and several unfinish
ed skyacrapera will be completed in the
midet of the desolation. Three months
from now there will be the greatest
building boom the city has ever known.
Wrecking work has begun. The streets
are being cleared and the shells of
buildings blown up. The Emporium
and 20 others went this morning.
Blasting is neceaaary only in the heart
of the city. Throughout most of the
miles of ruins there is hardly a wall
DEAD EXCEED I.OOO.
Only a Small Proportion Has Been
Identified, Says Coroner.
San Francisco. Anril 25 fiornnor
William Walsh eatimatea that the total
number of dead will be not less than
1,000. His reports are enmnloto. an?
his estimate 1b made up from all the
data he has been able to collect. Coro
ner Walah said:
"Bodiea that the deontv enrnnorn
have found and buried numhor 300.
"At Polk and Bay street; 32; at
Portaraouth square. 23: at Wanhino.
ton square, 12; at the Six-Mile house,
200; at Laurel Hill. 23: RPAlt.ororl in
different parts of the city, 10.
iNo tiiorough search has been made
of the district aouth of Market ntrot nr
the Chineae quarter. Many lives must
have been lost in theae aections
"South of Market street iha
cheap lodging houses, and many of
theae collapsed from the onrthnnoVo
There is little chance that half of the
inmates of the collapsed huildi
opportunity to escape. Thin in ai
true of Chinatown.
"Shortly after the oarthn
diers and police, ao I have been told,
buried bodies found alon the
front. I have received nn nffiolnl .
port of theae.
"The total number of HeaH will nn.
doubtedly reach, if it does not exceed,
LAY TRACK TO HAUL DEBRIS.
Southern Pacific Offers Valuable Aid
in Clearing Ruins.
San Francisco, April 25 As a wol.
come relief to the officials and citirem
of San Franciaco. who have lnnkod nn.
on the ruins' of the city and upon the
monstroua piles oi bricks and stone and
twisted iron that were once their homes
and placea of business, ia the announce
ment that the Southern! Pacific railroad
will aid in any wav in tho nnrt f
clearing away the debris. The rail
road othciaia are ready to build a track
through the heart of the
city, from Harriaon etreet to the bay,
and to run their flatcara in for the
wreckage that must be removed hfr
new buildings ariae and nnrmal nnndi.
tions can be restored. In this great
work between 3,000 and 4,000 men will
be employed. The railroad will norrv
the debris wherever the authorities
want it taken, and by so doing will
make possible the performance nf tho
It is said that an application will ha
made immediately to the Rlinorvipora if
San Francisco for a franchise for this
spur track. 'The route' ia not known,
but the raila will oerhans he laid nlnn,
the lines of least resistance.
Can Pay All Insurance.
Oakland. Cal.. AdHI 25 Stofa in
surance Commissioner E. Mvrnn Wolf
announced today that nearly all the
large insurance companies would be
able to make satisfactory ad illRtmAnf a
of the losses caused by the San Francis-
cooire. He estimates that the amnnnt
for which the companies are liable will
probably reach 250.onn nnn m.
Wolfe saya he hopes the authorities of
Ban Francisco will now grant the hith.
erto unanswered appeal of the flr in.
surance companies for an auxiliary Bait
water Byetem on xwm Peaks.
Tsl An Opens Her Heart.
Pekin. April 25. The emnrona rinw.
ager has sent to the American legation
a check for 150.000 for thu rnliof nf tho.
sufferers from the disaster at Ran Hran.
ciBco, and ia sending $20,000 to the
Chinese in that city.