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 warded later. 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 er$1000. 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 damaged. 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 as formerly. 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 Francisco's Opportunity. 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 follow. 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 tionary Outbreak. Says Ground is Clear for Execution of His Plan May Go To Burned City, 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 first train. 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. i , 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 few hours. 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. PORTLAND MARKETS. 70 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 especially needed. 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 25.50. 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, $11.15 per Back; No. 2, nominal. Potatoes Fancy graded burbanka, 6575o per hundred: ordinary, 50 60c; new California, 5c per pound. Butter Fancy creamery, 1720c per pound. K?ga uregon ranch, lo$l7c per dozen. 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. Mrs. 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 street site. 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 building. 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 Workmen Organizing. 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 troublesome. 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. Many Will-ng Workers to Improve Sanitation. 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 and Plunder. 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 manner." 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 sary. 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 fornia disaster. San Francisco's Hungry Being Fed by Quartermaster's Department. 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.