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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
SOON REOCCUPY BUILDINGS.
MONEY AND FOOD.
People of Oregon Coming to Front
With Help for Needy.
Fortland. Provisions in large sup
ply are pouring in to the relief funds in
a large number of Oregon towns.
Many cars have been filled with a vari
ety of edibles, including prepared food,
eggs, bacon, rice, loaves of bread by
the thoueand, besides flour and pota
toes. Cook'ng utensils, stoves, blankets and
clothing have been given and purchased
in considerable quantities, and will ar
rive in the Bay City as fast as the
trains can be moved south. Collections
of money are still going forward and
more supplies and funds will be for
Portland aid for San Francisco and
the other stricken California cities will
probably exceed the value of $250,000.
Not less valuable than the money to be
epent in the Rympathy and love for hu
mankind that prompts the voluntary
gifts lor relief. Reports trom San
Francisco bIiow that her people have
bjen 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
$750 was subscribed in less than ten
minutes for the relief of San Francisco
sufferers. The amount has been in
creased through the efforts of the com
mittee to $1250, and will exceed $1500.
The ball team contributes its savings,
and a benefit game with Ashland is
now in 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 gave freely
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
bv the citizens of Astoria to the San
Francisco 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 $1,500.
Roseburg Roseburg responds nobly
to the call for help by the sufferers at
San Francisco by contributing $1500
for relief. A carload of provisions,
bread, clothing, beading and tents have
been forwarded. Drain puts in the
hands of the relief committee a good
collection. A large number of Rose
burg citizens are in San Francisco, but
all are reported saved.
Steel Structures Only Had the Inner
Woodwork Burned Out.
San Francisco, April 23. Today
property-owners have had an opportu
nity to inspect some of their holdings,
and in a measure to ascertain what
damage had been done. The new mod
ern steel buildings were found to be al
most intact. In every instance it seem
ed that the earthquake had not dam
aged them. The steel frames were in
perfect plumb and as strong as ever.
Cornices and fancy trimmings fell, but
that was' all. Even when the fire swept
through them, only the woodwork was
The Fairmount Hotel on JNob Hill
will be rushed to completion; the Claus
Spreckels building on Market and
Third streets will be occupied within a
few days. The Union Trust building
on Montgomery and Market street has
MM BE NEW PARIS
FOUR CARS SENT.
Salem Housewives Bake Bread land
Bakeries Give Stocks.
Salem This city forwarded the fol
lowing to aid San Francisco sufferers:
One carload of potatoes, one carload of
flour, one carload of bread and other
provisions, one car of breadstuffs and
two carloads of bread and potatoes. In
addition to this, citizens of Shaw are
making up a carload of provisions, and
the citizens of Pratum a carload of po
tatoes. Cash subscriptions have been
raised in Salem, amounting to $3500.
Practically every housewife in Salem
has baked bread, and the bakeries have
delivered over their entire stock. The nniv in(,t the interior woodwork, and as
prisoners in the penitentiary have sub- ,oon BB men can put in the lumber it
scribed $76 and proffered a 1 their blan wju i,e ready for occupancy. The St
kets, and to go without bread it neces- pranciB Hotel is in the same category,
sary. Salem will continue to send sup- AnA the work 0f reDovating the interior
will soon be commenced. An inspeC'
tion of the Call building at Third and
Market streets disclosed the fact that
several floors were in good condition
and could, after slight repairs, be used
The new Monadnock, on Market
street next to the Palace Hotel, was
found to be in firslclass condition, even
the woodwork in the interior being in
tact, and the owner, Herbert E. Law,
announced tonight that within ten days
he would be renting ottices in this
building. The Monadnock is a large
structure of steel and brick almost com
pleted when the fire came. Marble
and lumber have been ordered from
L"s Angeles, and a big force of men
will rush the building to completion
Daniel Burnliam Tells of San
MAY REPEAT FEAT OF NAPOLEON
pliea every day while there is need.
Corvallis Loads a Car.
Corvallis Corvallis citizens hastily
assembled at the Courthouse upon in
formation that an organized effort in
this state was being made for the relief
of San FrmciBco. At this meeting ar
rangementB were completed for loading
a car with provisions and starting it to
its destination. The initial contribu
ti na from Corvallis include ten tons of
flour, 400 bushels of potatoes, 31 cases
of essra. 800 pounds of bacon, 1000
loaves of bread. Other supplies will
Chemawa Students Give Bread.
Cheraawa The Indian pupils of the
training school here sent 830 loaves of
bread, being their first consignment for
the benefit of tne California sufferers
This consignment was sent by Wells'
Fargo, and will be followed by others
from day to day as fast as the flour pur
chased can be baked into bread in the
school oven by the Indian bakers.
STEEL MILLS ARE CROWDED.
Cooking Utensils from Union.
Union A special meeting of the
City Council adopted sympathetic resO'
lutions with the San Francisco sufferers
and a committee of 50 waB appointed
to secure contributions for the relief of
the victims. The committee loaded
one car of provisions, stoves, cooking
utensils, blanket and clothing and an
other carload of flour.
BOILS , WITH ANGER
ussia On Eve of New Revolu
Says Ground is Clear for Execution
of His Plan May Go To
Chicago, April 28 Daniel H. Burn'
ham, the architect who drew the plans
for beautifying San Francisco, returned
to his home here yesterday from Europe.
He said San Francisco now has it with'
in its power to rebuild itself into one of
the most beautiful and convenient cities
in the world.
Mr. Burnham, on his arrival, found
awaiting him a message from James D.
Phelan, president of the- association for
the improvement and adornment of San
Francisco, asking him to go at once to
that city. He replied that he could not
say until Monday whether or not he
could go. Mr. Hurnham said:
"The two chief features of my plan,
which can now be carried into effect, are
those relating to the cutting of diagonal
streets and the construction of a splen
did outer boulevard which will encircle
the whole city.
"San Francisco has a chance to do
what Louis Napoleon did in Paris in
1851 the opportunity to make itself one
of the beauty spots of the world."
BUILDING MOVEMENT IS ON
Supplies Ready at Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove. The committee ap
pointed to solicit funds for San Fian-
cisco relief at the mass meeting baa 83'
cured $550. A carload of supplies was
purchased, consisting mostly of flour,
potatoes and bacon, and went by the
Arlington Raises $600.
Arlington. At a mass meeting $600
in cash wa subscribed for San Francis
co. Mr. Smith and Smytbe & Son,
sheepmen, each gave $100.
Clothing in the 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. One of the largest local contribu
tors is the Oregon City Manufacturing
Company, which, in cash and blankets
bas contributed about fl.UUU.
Good Things from Hillsboro.
Hillsboro The citizens of Hillbboro
dispatched a 60-ton car laden with po
tatoes, flour, evaporated cream, bacon,
beans, blankets and clothing, and rep
resenting a cash outlay of $600, 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 the citi
zens of Newberg called by E. H. Wood
ward, president of the Board of Trade,
it waa decided to send two carloads of
potatoes to the San Francisco sufferers.
Liberal subscriptions were taken at the
meeting and a committee waa appoint
d to make further canvass.
Medford Shipped by First Train.
Medford On hearing of San Fran
Cisco's need, Medford dispatched one
car of supplies to San Francisco by tbe
first relief train. As soon as possible
thereafter a mass meeting waa held and
arrangements made to Bend other cars
as faBt aa it could be learned what was
Purse from Bohemian Miners.
Cottage Grove The miners of Bohe
mian raised $100 and Bent it down to
succor the San Francisco needy. 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 the call for aid by ship
ping a carolad of provisions on one of
ithe supply trains passing for San Francisco.
Wheat Club, 70c J bluestem,
71c; rtd, 68c; valley, 6869c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $27.50;
gray, $27 per ton.
Barley Feed, $23.5024 per ton;
brewing, $2424.50; rolled, $24.50
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy,
cho'ce, $1516 per ton; valley tim
othy, $12; clover, $7.508; cheat,
$6 7; grain hay, $78; alfalfa, $12.
Fruits Apples, $22.75 per box;
strawberries, $2.50 per crate.
Vegetables Asparagus, 8!12c
per pound; cabbage, zz?ic per
pound; cauliflower, $2.25 per crate;
celery, 7590c per dozen; head lettuce,
25c per dozen; onions, 1015c per
dozen; radishes, 2025c per dozen;
rhubarb, 34c per pound; Bpinach,
90 per box; parsley, 25c; turnips, $1
1.25 per eack; carrots, eo7oc per
sack; beeta, 85c$l per sack.
Onions No. 1, $11.15 per Back;
No. 2, nominal.
Potatoes Fancy graded burbanka,
6575o per hundred: ordinary, 50
60c; new California, 5c per pound.
Butter Fancy creamery, 1720c
K?ga uregon ranch, lo$l7c per
Poultry Average old hens, 1415c
per pound; mixed chickens, 1314c;
broilers, 22J630c; young roosters,
1213c; old roosters, llllc;
dressed chickens, 1515)c; turkeys,
live, 1718c; turkeys, dressed, choice,
2122c; geese, live, 8il0c; geese
dressed, 10llc; ducks, 1718c.
Hope Oregon, 1905, 810c; olds,
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
1520c; valley, 2426c per pound;
mohair, choice, 2830c.
Veal Dressed, 87c per pound.
Beef Dressed bulls, 3c per pound ;
cows, 45c; country steers, 56c.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 910c per
pound; ordinary, 67c ; lambs, with
pelt on, 1010c.
Pork Dressed, 68c per pound.
Structural Material for Bay City May
Be Made Abroad.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 23. According
to Pittsburg steel men the rebuilding
of San Francisco may be greatly retard
ed on account of the inability of Pitts
burg Bteel mills to supply structural
shapes for the new city. The Carnegie
Steel Company and the Jones & Laugh-
lin Compnay, the big independent con
cerns, are already bo crowded that they
have practically closed their order
books of delivery of building material
within eight months time.
Never before in the history of struc
tures haa there been such a demand for
material aa thia year, and it ia feared
that it will be well nigh impossible for
the mills to take on additional work.
According to the local steel men. tbe
San Francisco people will be compelled
to go to Great Britain and Germany for
a large amount oi tneir minding material.
The mills of Germany are busy at
the presmt time, and will be able to
take on but little additional work.
Those of Great Britain, however, will
be able to handle a great many of the
orders. On account of the high freight
rates from the east to the Pacific Coast
the foreign Bteel mills will be able to
deliver structural shapes at San Fran
cisco aa cheap and probably cneaper
than the local mills will be able to do.
Tbe Pennsylvania and Lackawanna
Steel Companies and the Illinois Steel
Company will be able to handle some
of the work. It is believed that the lo
cal mills will, if possible, attempt to
put aside some of their present orders,
in order to accommodate the more ur
gent work for San Francisco.
Oelrichs Declares Purpose Magee
to Build Steel Structure.
San Francisco, April 28. The work
of rebuilding San Francisco will pro
ceed rapidly. Mrs. Herman Oelrichs,
of New York, has agreed to repair the
Eialto building and to build again on
the site of the Crosley. She and her
sister, Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., have
also stated that they will put up solid
office structures on their Montgomery
Thomas Magee, 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 the Mutual Bank
The Emporium, a large department
store, will resume business on a large
scale next week. A temporary structure
will be built at the corner of Post and
Van Ness avenue.
In two weeks seven floors of the new
Monadnock building, which was in
course of construction at the time of
the disaster, will be filled with offices.
Capitalists are not in the least dis
mayed or disheartened. James D. Phe
lan, chairman of the finance committee
and multi-millionaire, said:
"Before the earthquake I was asked
by certain capitalists to erect a large
hotel on the site of the Phelan building,
at Market and O'Farrell streets. Since
the disaster the proposition has been
repeated and even . urged. This shows
most decidedly that there is no lack of
faith in the future of the city."
CONSTITUTION IS A MERE FARCE
Opposition to Despotism is United by
Deprivation of Liberty Idle
St. Petersburg, April 26. The polit
ical situation has grown threatening.
The publication yesterday of the new
draft of the "fundamental law or
'constitution" of Russia has aroused a
storm of indignation, and amidst tbe
present great distrust of the govern
ment's motives has furnished just the
stimulus needed to solidify the entire
opposition in Parliament. The Rech
insists that with the realization of the
new Russian loan, and under the false
conviction that the revolution is sup
pressed, the government haa not hesi
tated again to show the cloven hoof,
not even masking ita intention to dis
solve Parliament, if it ia found to be
M. Brianchaninoff, in the felovo, calls
the draft of tbe "fundamental law" a
mockery" which will be resented by
every honest man, be he a member of
the "Black Hundred" or a Social
Revolutionist, adding that "such a
mixture of lies and false logic on the
eve of the assembling of the real mas
ters of the country can only tend to
push the people to a fresh revolution
with its attending conflicts and anar
chy. The existing regime seems fated
to go down in blood."
The really dangerous element in the
situation, however, is not in the atti
tude of the Liberals but in the possi
bility of another upheaval frcm below
at the very moment when the intellect
ual forces of the country have been
united. For some time the Social
Democrata and other proletariat orga
nization have been trying to arrange a
general uprising to coincide with the
convocation of Parliament, but appa
rently they were making no headway.
Now, however, a great movement
among the idle workmen of the capital,
wno number 42,000, haa come to the
surface, and there ia more than a sup
position that this movement is simply
tbe cover for a real uprising which is
being organized behind it.
Meetings of men out of work held in
the suburbs during the last few nights
were attended by orators of tbe Social
Democratic party. A council of men
out of work haa also sprung into exist
ence like tbe famous Workmen's Coun
cil which directed the big strike of last
fall. Proclamations have been itsued
calling upon all workmen to support
the men out of work, who demand that
the city within a week shall put them
to work upon tbe construction of new
street railroads and bridges, for which
$4,000,000 has been appropriated.
ARMY IN CHARGE.
SAY SOLDIERS SHOOT AND LOOT
TAKING CARE OF HEALTH.
Will-ng Workers to Improve
San Francisco, April 23. The board
of health reports a very encouraging
health condition, considering the cir
cumstances. Sickness is constantly on
the decrease. There are very few con
tagioua diseases, and these are being
attended at Deer Lodge in Golden Gate
park. Sanitary conditions in the resi
dence districts are being improved.
A large corpa of volunteers started at
work yesterday removing all cans of
garbage to the curbs. Wagons were
pressed into service today and the gar
bage removed to the burned districts,
where it will be destroyed. Cesspools
are being dug.
Cliff House Stands.
San Francisco, April 23. A thor
ough inspection made by a representa
tive of the Asscoiated Press, who made
the trip in an automobile, shows that
comparatively little damage was done
in the vicinity of toe uun. The Uliff
House not only stands, but the damage
sustained by the earthquake shock to
this historic building will not exceed,
acording to the statement of Manager
Wilkin, $500. In fact, the escape of
the Cliff HouBe is one of the curious
features of the disaster which has be
fallen San Francisco.
Says Dowie Cheated Him.
Chicago, April 23. James Burrock,
of New Mex'.co, today made complaint
to the Federal autbontiea that he bad
been defrauded by John Alexander
Dowie out of a aum close to $20,000,
and that the mails had been uaed in
the operation r
Refugees Tell Lurid Story of Slaughter
Des Moines, April 28 Storiea of
wholesale robbery by soldiers as well
as vandals, of innocent as well as guilty
men shot down at sight by military
guards, are told by Harry Shostro and
W. C. Lane, Iowa men, who spent three
days in San Francisco. They reached
Des Moines today.
"Tho soldier is supreme in San Fran
cisco," said Mr. Shostro. "On the
slightest provocation they shoot a citi
zen down and nobody has thus far ques
tioned the act. There, has been lots of
looting by vandals, but tho soldiers have
committed wholesale plunder also, i
know that when buildings were to be
blown up the soldiers would go inside,
blow open and loot the safes and then
dvnamite the walls. 1 saw lots of soi
diers with their pockets bulging with
booty that I knew had been stolen, and
I overheard one in uniform bragging
that he had stolen $2,000 worth of dia.
monds. Another told of a fine gold
watch he had secured, he said, in this
Both men say they are eager and will
ing to lay before the war department
charces acainst the United States sol
diers, offering specific evidence if neces
Oregon Equips Hospital.
Oakland, Cal., April 28 Oregon has
a hospital in San .Francisco tonight,
This institution dates its birth from this
afternoon, when F. W. Leadbetter and
Jefferson Myers, of the Oregon relief bu
reau. visited the Wilmerding school and
found Major Sternburg and the Oregon
National guard hospital corps stationed
at this schoolhouse, which since the
earthquake and fire has been turned into
a hospital. Mr. jjeaaoetter and Mr,
Myers aluo visited Harbor View IIos.
pital, where Dr. K. A. J. MacKenzie is
stationed. Dr. Mane D. Equi is sta
ioned at the United States General Hos
pital. Cuba May Give ' $50,000.
navana, April 28. A resolution was
offered in the house today appropriat
ing $50,000 for tbe victims of the Cali
San Francisco's Hungry Being Fed by
San Francisco, April 26. Gradually
the National Government is taking over
the work of succoring the homeless and
foodlesa thousands of San Francisco and t
tomorrow the representatives of the'
United States Army will have charge
of the gigantic task of issuing food to
all those who remain in the city. This
development resulted from the meeting
of the executive committee today and
the work will be turned over to the
United States Quartermaster of this
department, who will establish a com
plete system of issuing rations at all of
the 58 stations throughout the city.
This was a day of optimistic reports
from all sides. "Conditions improv
ing," was the happy expression from
thoae who had charge of the duties of
caring for their leaa fortunate towns
men during the last few days. In fact
the moBt important duty will hereafter
be performed by the United States
Army, that of distributing the food and
supplies which have been donated most
lavishly by the people. The citizens of
San Francisco have turned their atten
tion to the details cf the reconstruction
of their business.
Wants Philippine Traffic.
Warhington, April 26. Senators
Fulton and Gearin today receivod a tel
egram from the Portland Chamber of
Commerce asking that Portland be
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 matter up with the
Quartermaster-General. The President
today Bent a message to Congress urging
an immediate appropriation for re
building the warehouses at San Francisco.
Another $25,000 tor Japan.
Washington, April 26. Another con
tribution of $25,000 from the Christian
Herald was received today by the Red
Cross for transmission to Japan for the
relief of the famine sufferers.