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VOL. LY. XO. 160.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, APRIL 21. 190G. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE .TWO CENTS.
FRISCO BURIES DEAD AND . PLANS NEW START
Fires Still Burn in
Wind Dies and Remaining Buildings
. Are Considered to be Safe.
Troops Being Withdrawn
San Francisco, April 21. It is still difficult to estimate the number of
dead. Bodies are scattered all over the city and are being buried in trenches
in some instances 15 bodies in one ditch. Ferry boats are running on sched
ule time. There is an immense crowd around the depot.
I HGF.IJ TO LEAVE THE CITY.
Committees from all towns across the bay are urging the people to leave
Frisco and go with them to their homes. The authorities won't let them
take any baggage with them. Fire is still burning fiercely up north, but the
wind has gone down, making it less dangerous.
NAHTIAI, LAW I.KSS SEVERE.
San Francisco. April 21. 8:30 The
fire on the water front north of the
ferry is now under control. It has
burned as far south as the Lombard
street dock, where it was checked. Th
rule of martial law this morning is not
nearly so rigid and in many districts
has been withdrawn and only sufficient
guards left to prevent any possibility
TROOPS ARE IIASTV.
San Francisco, April 21. Chief Din
an has determined to recommend to
the military authorities the withdrawal
of University of California cadets ano
other military guards and companies
who have not exercised proper discre
tion in performing their duty. It was
stated today a number of men were
shot for refusing to help fight the fire,
but the report is not verified. Two
men were shot in Golden Gate park
last night for insulting women refu
gees. TO C'AI.I. I.Er;lSI,VTt'HE.
San Francisco, April 21. It is stated
Governor Pardee will immediately call
a special session of the legislature to
prepare relief measures.
- TRKAsrBRff-JAtOBS SAFK. 1
Washington, April 21. The assist
ant treasurer of the United States, Ja
cobs, of San Francisco, for whose safe
ty fears were entertained, is safe
Treasurer Keep, of the National Red
Cross association, has received con
tributions to the San Francisco relief
fund amounting to $39,000.
GOVERNOR ETS REPLY.
Springfield, III., April 21. (Special.)
-The following telegram was receiv
ed this morning by Governor Deneen
from Governor Pardee of California, in
answer to the telegram sent by Gov
ernor Oeneen in behalf of the state
officers of Illinois last Thursday, ten
dering their offer of sympathy and aid
for the people of California:
"Your generous sympathy and offer
of help is appreciated. So many thous
ands have been rendered homeless and
deprived of employment that it is go
ing to be a long, hard pull to save them
from actual starvation. There is im
mediate need for large quantities of
"GEORGE C. PARDEE,
Over $300 was subscribed ithe
state house yesterday afternoon and to
day. LIST OF KILLED AT
SANTA ROSA SHOW
Fresno, Cal., April 21. Following is
the list of killed in Santa Rosa:
MR. AND MRS. PEACOCK.
GEORGE AND WILLIE BLUTH.
MR. PEDIG, of Pedigo, Washer
YON B. BIU.
MRS. W. H. BROWN.
MRS. A. S. RODGERS.
Asks People of Illinois to Give Liber
ally Watches Legislature of
Springfield, 111., April 21. In a pro
clamation issued yesterday afternoon
Governor Deneen urges the people of
Illinois to contribute liberally through
all available channels for the benefit
of the earthquake victims in San Fran
cisco and other cities in California
The governor i3 watching other states
to see what action Is taken with refer
ence to appropriating money by the
legislatures. An opinion has beea
asked from Attorney General Stead as
to the legality of such procedure ii
Portions of City but
LOSS VARY MUCH
Some Have Failed to
R. B. CHURCHILL.
MR. AND MRS. L. W. CARTER.
J. F. SMITH. Boston.
MRS. DE YOUNG AND TWO CHIL
E. GODDENI, Boston.
E. B. KNAPP, Boston.
J. D. DOMENICO.
S. H. LOOK. Redwood City.
ARMOND MUCHELLATTI, Red
MR. AND MRS. ELY.
WILLIAM WESTRAN, Redwood
MILES H. FISH.
MISS PHOEBE GREEN.
N. L. JONES.
W. II. MALLORY, San Francisco.
MRS. MOKE AND CHILDREN.
TRUMAN XI CORD. v
MRS. G. MANNING AND CHILD.
HARRY F. NEWMAN.
PEOPLE REJOICE IN
MISFORTUNE WHEN THE
FIRES AT LAST CEASE
Oakland. Cal., April 21. San Fran
cisco's conflagration is in its last throes
and 300,000 homeless people are rejoic
ing in spite of their terrible misfor
tunes. Just freed from the peril of death
and now facing the rigors of famine,
their hope and courage are undimmed.
Even now, while the flames are still
flaring up in the devastated portions
of the city, plans are being made for
magnificent structures to replace those
destroyed, and before the embers are
cold builders will be at work rearing
a new city of palaces in place of the
one which lately flanked the entrance
of the Golden Gate.
The flames were" brought under con
trol late yesterday afternoon, after
they had threatened to sweep away
the ferry house. The residence dis
trict from. Post to Union street and
from Octavia street to the water front
IVar Famine and Diacaae.
Fears of famine and pestilence arc
now entertained by the citizens' safety
committee, upon which rests the bur
den of caring for the welfare of over
300,000 people. Supplies are coming
in by the train load, but as yet the sys
tem of distribution is not working
smoothly, and suffering from hunger
is inevitable. Fifty thousand people
are living in tents at the Presidio undei
military regulations. They are foi
tunate in having abundant supplies of
water and army rations. Long lines of
the refugees are to be seen at all hours
of the day waiting to receive the rough
fare with a patience that is wonderful.
200,000 In One I'ark.
In Golden Gate park there are 200,
000 people encamped and relying upon
the generosity of a generous nation to
relieve their necessities. Here, too,
the resignation of the unfortunates is
marveled at. Probably 100,000 more
people are living in rude shelters erect
ed in vacant lots and the, squares scat,
tered about the city.
The strictest sanitary measures are
being employed to prevent the out
break of epidemics, and in this work
of sanitation the homeless people are
rendering valuable aid to the govern J
ment officials in charge of the work. 1
Mayor Schmitz summarized the sit
uation in a telegram. to President
Roosevelt, expressing the gratitude ot
the' people for the aid given by con-j
gress, ana declaring mat tne city
would begin rebuilding at the earli.est
possible hour. The telegram was as
"Generous contribution of $1,000,000
MONEY STILL POURING
Rock Island Council Appropriates $500 and Other Subscrip
tions Continue at the Local Depositories.
Labor Doing Its Share.
Rock Island, III., April 19. To the people of Rock Island. The under
signed banks in the city of Rock Island hereby agree to act as depositories
for any funds that may be contributed for the relief of the stricken people
of San Francisco. state baxk ok hock isi.am.
HOCK ISLAM) NATIONAL HANK.
I'KOIM.F.S NATIONAL II NK.
Funds continue to pour into Rock Island's fund for the relief of the
San Francisco earthquake and fire sufferers, the appeal of Governor
Pardee cf California addressed to The Argus of last evening, having as
anticipated a marked effect in arousing the people to the dire and imcne
liate needs of the afflicted people. The city council, by its action of
last evening made a creditable heading for the list in an appropriation
of $500. At the revival at the Broadway Presbyterian church last night,
subscriptions amounting to $77 were taken up, while the patriotic chil
dren of the Lincoln public school sent down to the State bank $34.12
as their offering. Rock Island lodge, Order of Elks, made an appropria
tion of $25 to be sent through its national organization. This morning
a mass meeting of the employes of the head office of the Modern Wood
men was held and subscription lists started. The banks', all receiving
funds, the State bank, the Rock Island National and the Peoples Na
tional, report rapidly increasing subscriptions, the Peoples bank estimat
ing that its list would aggregate $2,000, already many of the promises
made at this institution not yet being ready for publication.
The revised list of Rock Island subscriptions from all sources this
afternoon is as follows:
City of Krk iMlnnit $.100.00
Itronilwny revival f 77.00
State Hank of Hook Inlanil.. SO.OO
Kork ImIauiI National bunk.. ."O.OO
leople National bank riO.OO
Hock iHlanil Arjeua 50.00
Lincoln mcIiooI 34.12
National Neck Yoke Co 2.-..00
Rock iMland Elk 25.00
Electric Macta. Con. Co. 20.00
K. I. Sweeney 10.00
In A. Schmidt 10.00
L. K. Went Gum Co JO.M
Kucha Ilroa JO.tH)
W. ti. lleider 10.OO
A. Helmbeck IO.OO
John ObHveller ". HMM
Kev. H. 1. WllliauiM
C. J. l.nrkin
C. O. Woodruff
S. SI.' Arndt
I.. DniiKherty . . .
I. . SI oxen f elder . . . .
Robert Hexdale . . .
V. S. SIcKee . .
II. C. SchalTer
J. It. IlrookM
ChnrleM C. WlUon .
A. N. Pratt
F. K. Kohhina
I. oiiIm Kcknnrt . . .
II. B. Hubbard .
K. E. I'arnienter . .
K. K. HeynoIdH
John K. Scott
Georise II. Wright .
II. J. Schwecke ....
Mm. J. Levy
Beatrice OMtroni ...
John E. Klemlnje
R. II. OlniMted . . . .. .
J. A. JohnMon
W. T. Snsrden .
Em 1 1 IeterHOn
.Mr. L. Drnck
. . . ?.oo
. ... S.Ort
. ... l.OO
THE COUNCIL'S ACTION. I'
At the special meeting of the city council held last evening a
stantial contribution was made by the city for the benefit of the
Francisco sufferers, the following resolution offered by Alderman
derson. being adopted by unanimous vote:
-ReMOlved, That this eonncll hereby appropriate the amount of ."".( Ml
lor the annTererw In San Franclaco an, the eltlcM In the vicinity, and that
the city clerk" be Instructed to turn n voucher over for anlil amount to the
city treasurer, to be forwarded by hi,,, to the national treasurer of the
Red CroMN society, nnd that said amonnt ,e eh firmed up to and taken out
of the contingent fund account.11
Following that appropriation, $75 was raised in the council chamber,
all of the aldermen donating $5 each, City Clerk Schaffer, Mayor Mc
Caskrin, and J. W. Cavarraugh, superintendent of water works, giving
the same amount. In addition to this, the aldermen expressed their in
tention of making no claim of salary to which they are entitled on this
LABOR ORGANIZATIONS AT WORK.
The labor organizations have taken up with zealous efforts the work
of raising funds for the cause. The Tri-City Labor congress,1 as announc
ed in last night's Argus, was the first to act, and it has been followed
by the carpenters and other unions. "
Tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 the Tri-City Typographical unicn meets
in special session to take some action toward relief.
Olive Branch council. No. 1, Daughters of America, will give a dinner
in Armory hall Wednesday and Thursday of next week, the, funds to be
turned over to the proper persons for distribution among the destitute
and shelterless. '
ENTERTAIN SIENT AT THEATER. j
Manager R. F. Taylor of the Illinois theater, as was stated last even
ing in The Argus, has offered to give the theater for a one-night perform
ance, and now the Bleuer orcTiestra tenders its services in case the thea
ter offer is taken advantage of. W. A. Andersch called at The Argus
office last night to make public tender of his services and expressed his
willingness to assist in arranging an entertainment in the '. Illinois for
some near date.
Tcday City Treasurer; Schoede forwarded by telegraprnto the Red
Cross society the $575 contributed on behalf of the council and city offi
cials last evening. The other fundsfrom Rock Island will go early the
comjng week. ,
from the federal government for relief
of destitute citizens received ano
deeply appreciated. The people ovei
whelmed by your generosity. ., All of
the money will be used tor -relief-pur
M. W. A. anil It. N. A. cm-
I,. S. McCnbe V Co.
Central Trust A- Snv. bank...
Hock Inland SiivIiirm hank
Hock Inland HrrulnB Co. . . .
John Volk K Co
Mr. II. S. Cable
YV. W. IlnrrlM
C. I.. Walker
Heardnley & Hnlley Co. lO.OO
W. O. Xejiiia
Channon A Dufvn
J ii 111 cm Connor ...
Twin-City IteiiderinK Co.
Connelly V Connelly . . .
II. E. CurtiH
I '.in 11 HnrriM
Ml E. Stclck ... .
William Jnckxon ... ...
Mr. Slollie Kolm
JniiicN It. K I mini 11 ......
C. II. I.lnnlnjter .
;erne E. Work . .
(.rttrr W. SlcCnukrln .
A. ti. Anderxon
1 W. IllochlinKer ... .
1. I- TrrnkrniH'hnh . . .
W illiam Trefx
J. W. Carnnnush
Ilnvld H. I.yonit
tieorsre W. tinmhle
T. W. Itenoe
II. I. Hlukemore-
L. J. Baker
f u xli
S. J. lr(tnon
(irorer II. Schraeder ...
John Hinck i
C. N. InaacMon
SI. A. Gould
It. O. Voune
H. It. W lllard
poses. Property owners' determined to
rebuild as soon as fire ceases. City
will immediately proceed i to provide
capital for the purpose of. reconstruct-
(Continued on Page Eight)
BIG RELIEF TRAIN
One With Twelve Sealed Cars
From Government Passes
Through on Rock Island.
A government relief train, consistins
of 12 sealed baggage cars loaded with
tents, blankets, and miscellaneous sup
plies and rations, passed through Rock
Island this morning at 5:4S over the
Rock Island, en route from Philadelphia
to San Francisco. The train reached
Rock Island at 5:48, and left at 5:55.
It is traveling across the continent un
der orders to "make the trip as fast
as possible and stay on the rails." It
made an unusually fast run between
r.lue Island and Rock Island, the'time.
3 hours and 31 minutes, being less than
that usually consumed by the fastest
limited trains. All of the cars are seal
ed, and in addition to the baggage cars
a coach is carried for the aecommoda
tion of the attendants. One of the
cars had a broken wheel, and was held
at Silvis for repairs, going out on Xo.
23 at 9:40.
The special train left Philadelphia
over the B. & O., and was turned ove.
to the Rock Island at Blue Island this
morning. The Rock Island will carr
the train as fast as possible to Den
ver, where it will be turned over to
the Union Pacific for delivery on thr
coast. For so heavy a train, it is mak
ing a record trip.
I-ocal Agent Stoddard of the Mil
waukee was today notified that his
company will transport free all goody
sent to relieve the sufferers when ad
dressed to properly constituted relief
I-". A. Riddell, local agent of the Bur
lington, was today notified that his
company will carry freight for the San
Francisco sufferers free, the same as
other roads are doing, when assurance
is glten as to the intended destination.
This afternoon W. A. Bartz. local
agent of the United States Express
company, announced that he had re
ceived orders to transport express mat
ter and money free to San Francisco
if destined for the relief of the suf
ferers. TRY TO ROB MINT
Fourteen Men Shot and Killed
by Guards Many
San Francisco. Cal.. Anril 21. Four
teen men were shot and killed Thurs
day night by soldiers guarding the Uni
ted States mint.
The marauders were killed while try
ing to break into the partly demolished
building which contains $35,000,000 in
gold and silver bars, dust and coin.
!! h to All Thievr.
Stories of the summary execution of
ghouls caught by soldiers in the act of
robbing the dead, or of thieves tryin
to carry off property piled in the
streets are numerous.
Two men were shot and killed yes-
1 terday. Policeman Flood, on enter
ing his home, encountered a stranger,
who attacked himi Flood shot him
Solrfirr Kill I'nllrrninn.
A tragedy of different form was en
acted when Policeman Joseph M. My
ers was bayoneted and killed by a na
tional guardsman over a dispute as to
IS IMPOSSIBLE TO
People of San Francisco Are Scattered
So That They Cannot Be
San Francisco, April 21. Delivery
of telegraphic messages from outside
points to people in San Francisco is
impossible. . Messenger service or
both the big telegraph companies no
longer exists. Even had the companie.i
an army of messengers they would be
of little value for the reason the people
are scattered far and wide and that a
journey from the Ferry building to the
western addition or to the refugees'
camps consumes many hours. All au
tomobiles have been pressed into the
service of the police or military author
ities. $5,000,000 PLANT ORDERED
M. Guggenheim's Sons Will Construct
Big Smelting Works in Frisco.
New York, April 21. It is announc
ed at the office of M. Guggenheim's
Sons that orders have been issued by
that firm to proceed as scon as practi
cable with the construction of a $5,000,
000 smelting plant in San Francisco. .
Help for Destitute Players.
Los Angeles, April 21. Joseph Mur
phy, the veteran actor, and Oliver Mo
rosco have raised among the theatri
cal people of this city a fund of $3,000
for the succor of destitute players and
craftsfolk in San Francisco.
Congress Takes Steps to Appropriate an
Additional Million and Others Gome
to Rescue With Large Sums.
Vast Majority Being Cared for and Sheltered by
Tents in the Larger Public Parks
Among the more notable sums
Bene volt nt Protective Or
der of Elks 55.ouo
Canadian government ..... lt0,(M0
ship .company 35,000
State of Massachusetts ... 100,000
Columbus (Ohio) Board of
United Mine Workers of
Omaha business men lti.000
United Brotherhood of Car
penters and Joiners..... 10,000
Standard Oil company . 100,000
H. C. Flick
Kansas City business men
Philadelphia (including pre
Washinqton, April 21. The house to
day passed a joint resolution making
an. additional appropriation of $1,000,
000 for the relief of the California suf
I'OSTrOi:i 'I'll. I. MOM1AV.
Washington, April 21. Owing to eu
logies on the life of the late Senator Or
ville H. Piatt of Connecticut, in the
senate no other business could
be transacted. The message from
the president relating tj San Fran
cisco was not delivered to the
senate and the resolution of the house
appropriating $1,000,000 will not be re
ceived from the house until Monday.
Secretary Taft has received assuranc
es from the senators the resolution will
be passed and that he can proceed with
the necessary expenditure for relief.
MAY i: A ItlMTION A I, MILLION.
Washington, April 21. Senator Alli
son, chairman of the senate committee
on appropriations, after a conversation
with the president today said it was
probable congress today would pass an
other bill appropriating an additional
$1,000,000 for relief of the people of
Not One I .ot t Hungry.
San Francisco, April 21. Dr. Vorsan
ger, chairman of the committee to feed
the hungry, reported everything possi
ble was done to provide food for the?
populace and that no hungry soul ex
isted in San Francisco last night. Thei 't
was no trouble in the distribution or
food nor in procuring it, and that in
WILL SEND SUPPLIES ALSO
TO THE SORELY STRICKEN CITY
Local Associated Charities Engages Armory and Will Receive
Donations Until Next Weinesday President
Rock Island will respond to the needs of the people of San Francisco,
not only in a substantial cash contribution which wil go forward the first
of the week, but in food and clothing.
Ever since The Argus proposed that local relief measures be adopted,
and particularly since the banks consented to act as depositories, and the
movement was fairly inaugurated, inquiry has been frequently made of The
Argus by telephone and otherwise, as it has at all of the banks where cash
subscriptions are being received, as to means of sending food and clothing.
In order that all might have opportunity to contribute what they might
desire, The Argus today took the matter up with the officers of the Associa
ted Charities, with the result that the president of the organization. Dr. J.
W. Stewart, issued the following appeal to the public:
I'HF.SIIJKNT STEWART bNl'KS A IM'KA I..
To thf PiiMloi t ontributloDH of non-perlxhnbl provlnlon, mmrH mm rmm
ord Kod, ouwl incntx, flour, ec sad iiMrfnl clothing; and hlnnkrla, will b
recelvrd, rarrit fr nnd promptly frwrded by the AaitoHated C'harlllen to
the Miiflerlns; people nt Snn Krnnrlnro.
A committee will be nt Armory hull Monday moraine; nt M o'rlork prepared
to receive vcooda durintc Monday and Tneaday.
I'romptnena la delivering; la Important, na the need la ajreat, aad aeveral
dnya will neeeaaaiily be taken In tranamlaalon.
If unable to brine what you wlah to itlve, notify me or the committee
lltronKh the police atatlon'by telephone.
J. W. STKWAIIT, Irewldent Aaaoclated Charltlaa.
IIOI'B TO IIAVK (Alt 1.4) A I).
As has been stated, all the railroads leading out of Rock Island have
offered to transport free all supplies for the people of San Francisco, If sent
to the, properly accredited organization. The Associated Carities hope to have
a car load ready for shipment by Wednesday.
The Argus communicated with the Robb Transfer and Express com
pany and with Spencer & Trefz this afternoon, and both announced that
they would cheerfully convey all supplies In aid of the work of the As
DO NOT GO HUNGRY
GIVEN IN A DAY.
given yesterday are the following:
Seattle, (city and private). 50,000
North Oerman Lloyd Steam
Providence, R. I
Davenport, Iowa 26,000
C. .1. Burrage, Boston i.... 100,000
(lordon Blanding 10.000
Carnegie hero fund 5.000
Clarence Mackay, New York 5,000
Mrs. John W. Mackay. Paris 5,000
Guggenheim Brothers, New
Brown Brothers, New York 10,000
Charles Sweeney, New
New York 10,000
National Park bank, N. Y. 5,000
City of Worcester, Mass. .. 5,000
qualify and quantity it was satisfac
tory. Ilrnrl SrniU I'our inrn.
Salt like City, Utah, April 21. At
10 last night a local bank received or
ders from W. R. Hearst to expend $7,
.r(M) for supplies for San Francisco and
within hours four cars of provisions
were going west as fast as steam
could carry them. Numerous refugees
are coming to Salt lnke and each has
a tale of horror.
( nrrli-N Drxlllnlr I'roplr Fw,
San Francisco. April 21. The South
ern Pacific company Is transporting
free supplies for the relief of sufferers
and carrying free for the present all
destitute people from bay points to in
terior towns and cities of California.
All federal court records are reported
(iiMMfll Snice. AImo.
New York. April 21. Russell Sago
today contributed $5,000 to the San
Francisco relief funds.
ASKS SQUADRON BE SENT
California Executive Asks President
for Marines and Supplies.
Oakland. Cal.. April 21. Governor
Pardee has wired President Roosevelt.
asking him to send the Pacific squad
ion to San Francisco with all possible
speed in order that the marines may
help the sufferers and also that the
supplies of the squadron may be ubca
for relief of the needy.