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Fully' $50,000 appears to be in sight
as the Minneapolis contribution to the
California relief fund.
E. W. Decker, treasurer of the com
mittee, at the meeting of the exeeutive
committee at noon in the mayor's of
fice, said that the lists now in his hands
aggregated about $37,000.
These figures do not include any thine
but pledges,' and malce ii6 "ostimateS of"
the benefit at the Metropolitan theater,
the Ebosevelt club benefit, the school
ehildren 's contributions, the collections tainment committee
in the churches, nor the sums raised by
the fraternal organizations. They do not
even include the offer of the employees
of the C. A. Smith Lumber company to
donate a day's pay, which will amount
to about $1,500.
Minneapolis Flour for Frisco.
The executive committee, on motion
of William Henry Eustis, voted to pur
chase twenty additional carloads of
flour, to be forwarded without delay,
making the total flour contribution
Minneapolis flour is wanted in the
stricken districts of California. Today
the Red Cross society from Washington
notified Chairman W. C. Edgar of the
executive committee that the tender of
flour would be moat acceptable. Ten
cars will leave tonight, five more will
be forwarded Monday and a steady
stream of daily shipments will follow
until the situation is relieved. At a
meeting of the executive committee
this noon the purchase of twenty cars
more was authorized and will be for
warded as needed.
To the Bed Cross.
All shipments will be made to Dr-
E. T. Devine Keel Cross agent at San
Francisco, care of General Funston, as
the Bed Cross is working with and un
der the direction of the war depart
ment. The ten cars shipped today will
contain 3,500 barrels of flour in 49-
pound sacks,, more than enough to make
a million loaves of bread.
The flour will be shipped from, the
Pillsbury-Washburn and Washburn
Crosby mills to Omaha over the Mil
waukee and Omaha roads. From Omaha
it will be handled by the "Union Pacific.
All shipments are being handled free
of freight charges. The Northwestern
.Consolidated Milling company will for
ward five cars to Omaha over the St.
Louis road. The remainder of the flour
will be sent out as soon as Messrs. W:
L. Martin and F. G. Atkinson can
make the arrangements.
-Money Pouring In.
Everything is moving to the utmost
satisfaction of the members of the com
mittee. "W. J. Dean reported that the
implement dealers had subscribed
$1398. W. F. Brooks announced that
the lumber and allied industries would
contribute from $7,000 to $10,000. The
report was received with applause.
Thomas Voegeli reported that the retail
dealers' list had been increased by
'Chairman W. C. Edgar announced
that after telegraphing in several di
rections he had been requested: by C. L.
McGee of the national Eed Cross so
ciety at Washington to consign all re
lief supplies to Edward T. Devine, care
of General Funston, San Francisco.
This was satisfactory, as now the local
committee has some one with which it
can deal directly.
Chute to Represent City.
"William Y, Chute will proceed to the
earthquake district to take charge of
the Minneapolis contributions, which
will be sent wherever most needed. He
Will see that they are delivered to Mr.
Devine or if he finds that there is
greater. distress at Santa Eosa and
other places he is empowered to send
the supplies -elsewhere than San Fran
W. L. Martin and F. G. Atkinson
made their reports as indicated above
and were complimented for their work.
They said that it. had been deemed in
advisable to try to send a special train
of flour. The flour was loaded this
morning, billed out this afternoon and
will leave on the evening trains.
The Murphy-Travis company, when
called upon for prices on printing cloth
placards for the cars, donated the work
to the committee. It was reported by
Mr. Hays that the same firm had vol-
\TO AID OE STRICKEN
Thousands Pouring In for the Relief
of the Stricken People.'W*
v'-/". 5an Francisco.
~All Minnesota to Join in the Work of
Giving to the Sufferers of
STATE AND CITY SPRING
TO RELIEF OF STRICKEN
All Minnesota is to "be canvassed at once for the relief of suffering San
All Minneapolis is pressing forward to help the stricken people of
Fifty thousand dollars is in sight as a relief fund $37,000 had Twen
contributed at noon today.
A trainload of flour will be started for San Francisco tonight.
Big "benefits are being arranged by the theater people and the Boose-
Spontaneous contributions are pouring in, and in some instances whole
districts in Minneapolis have taken the initiative in raising money.
The lumbermen of Minneapolis have contributed thousands the associ-
ated banks have done likewise the Chamber of Commerce people are not
The Produce Exchange men did not wait for the city to act they raised
$550 in 24 hour.s and sent it westward.- _.
Almost everybody is in the workAEE YOU?
unteered to do the printing work for
the dramatic entertainment at the Met
ropolitan, and Mr. V-oegeli reportedthat
ithad also done the printing for the
retail dealers' association without
Dr. Ji.. J. Cooke offered his services
as director of .an athletic entertain
ment, which could be held at^pLbase
balt park"of Northrop field,: Tjie*offer
was accepted contingent oil 'the ap
proval of Theodore Hays of the enter-
It was announced that the musicians'
association, thru the Minneapolis Sym
phony orchestra, placed its services at
the disposal of the committee. The
Knights of Pythias band also tendered
Hector Baxter, on behalf of Miss
McEachern, a graduate nurse, placed
her services at the disposal of the relief
committee. The Red Cross society was
telegraphed that she stood ready to pro
ceed to California at a moment's notice.
B. F. Collins, president of the Pro
duce Exchange, was added to the com
mittee as the presentation of his or
It was decided to have printed a
number of subscription cards for distri
bution among the different churches.
The cards will be taken to the police
stations and the day squad will deliver
them to the churches tomorrow morn
ing. It is the desire of the committee
that every church in the city take up a
special collection tomorrow.
All the large retail stores banks and
other down-town institutions will place
contribution boxes in their places for
small cash gifts.
J. E. Ehodes of the lumbermen's as
sociation reported that 600 men em
ployed by the C. A. Smith Lumber com
pany had donated one day's pay, and
had authorized the company to take it
put of their first pay.
The committee will meet again next
Monday afternoon.at the mayor's office
in the city hall.
Movement Is General.
The Minneapolis-California relief
movement is now general- Indivaduals,
societies, lodges, churches and business
organizations, each working on their
own individual lines, are adding every
hour to the grand total. With the offers
of money are coming offers of other as
sistance. The Minneapolis & St. Louis,
the Omaha, the Milwaukee, and the
Rock Island railroads offer to handle
all donations for sufferers free of
charge when consigned to- any author
ized relief committee.
In the Churches.
In all of the "churches tomorrow con
tributions will go to the relief fund.
The following call to the churches is
made by the executive committee and
many pastors have already announced
that they will make every effort to
swell the fund to generous proportions.
"To the Churches of Minneapolis:
At a meeting of the executive commit
tee of the California Relief committee,
held on Friday, April 20, it was voted
that the clergymen of the city be re
quested to take up a special collection
in their respective churches on Sunday
morning, April 22, for the benefit of the
sufferers frtom the great disaster on the
Pacific coast and to report the results
at the earliest possible moment to E.
W. Decker, treasurer, at the Northwest
ern National, bank. As the time is too
short to notify- each clergyman person
ally of this action this notice thru the
daily newspapers, it is hoped, will be
sufficient to call attention to this phase
of the general movement. By order of
the Exeeutive Committee.''
A Thruout the State.
A special call to the Methodist Epis
copal churches of Minnesota and the
surrounding state has been issued by
Bishop William F. McDowell to assist
in" the work. The funds may be either,
turned into the loeal funds of various
cities or forwarded to a general Meth
odist fund to be administered thru
Bishop Hamilton of San Francisco.
Minneapolis Aerie No. 34, Order or
Eagles, voted $250 from its treasury
last night to be turned into the fund.
U. C. T. Council No. 63 is sending out a
circular letter to all members today and
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FOR DEAD BEGINS
Over Hundred Corpses Found in
Buried in Trenches.
San Francisco, April 21.With the
conflagration under control, and relief
measures progressing as satisfactorily
as could be expected in such chaos,
thoughts are now turning to the dead,
buried in the ruins in several quarters
of the city. Gruesome discoveries have
been made already and each new
building entered, especially in, the
lodging-house district, has its dead.
In many cases scores of half-bumed
corpses, partly decomposed are found
in heaps and the discoveries of single,
bones or skulls of .bodies, the other
parts of which were incinerated, are
125 Perished Together.
From the ruins of a three-story
lodging house at Fifth and Minna
streets over seventy-five corpses have
been taken. Fifty others are exposed.
This building was one of the first to
take fire on Fifth street. At least 100
persons were lost in the Cosmopolitan
on Fourth street.
The only building standing between
Mission, Howard, East and Stewart
streets, is the San Pablo hotel, which
is occupied and running.
The shot tower at First and Howard
streets is gone. This landmark was
built forty years ago. The Eisdon iron
works is partially destroyed.'
Buried in Trenches.
It is still difficult to estimate the
number of dead, as bodies are scattered
all over the city. They are burying
them .in trenches and putting fifteen
bodies in a ditch.
The following is a partial list of the
identified dead who have been buried by
N, EOSENFIELD, 937% Folsome
E. NOURMANN, 489 Pacific street.
ANTONE WEBSTER, 14 Williams
JOHN DAY, 235 Geary street:
J. M. VAZ, 260 Sherman street.
H. MYBAKE, 423 Stevenson street.
A mother and 2-year-old baby, at 163
i KING, male, 928 Mission*.
-Besides^these, sixteen unidentified1-per
sons were bttried under, the supervision
of Dr. Gamble, two of them being Ital
ians found in the building of the West
tern Fish company. A number of oth
ers have been buried whose names can
not at present be learned.
SULTAN OF TURKEY
IS REPORTED DYING
New York, April 21.A cablegram
received here from London states that
the sultan of Turkey is critically ill
and his death possible at any Tiour.
"Son \u^=a^a^iij* a
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Earth Trembles Thirteen Times,
Causing Damage and-
Borne, April 21.(1:45 p.m.)Thir-
teen earth shocks were felt in succes
sion this morning in the province of
Siena, Tudcany.5 Several buildings
^ere damaged^ including the city, hall
at Poggibonsi,. nineteen miles south of
Florence. The inhabitants of Poggi
bonsi were pstnic stricken.
.It is' not yet known whether Siena
3 5 TBiflfSlT
Strictest Measures Taken
Guard Treasure Buried in
can avert a giaemt
San Francisco, April 21.It is re
ported that thirty-five menr caught
digging in the ruins, have been killed
by the soldiers who guard the buried
treasures faithfully. Only one warn
ing is sounded when a prowler is dis
covered. If he does not surrender at
the first challenge a rifle shot jends his
attempt to gain thru the misfortune of
Fourteen thieved were killed in one
night by the soldiers guarding:
San Francisco, April 21.Eleven
postal clerks were taken from the de
bris of the postoffice today, all alive.
They had been for three days without
food or water. AH the mail was saved.
THE BURNED DISTRICT OF SAN FRANCISCO
would be made.
United States mint.
Policeman Joseph Meyers was
bayoneted and lulled by a national
guardsman over?? a dispute as to
home, found a nam prow-liogi
The intruder refused to leave-and the
two came together The policeman shot
and killed his assailant.
Many* .have deplored the l*?ge num
ber kipedt by guards, but ij^is .pointed
out that oalythe
Js^tint of the
burned^district rfls^srhiw^iar the Jvwujfe
of the" bank &yfi\jewelry and other
While the black line encloses the area which was completely burned over, it-does not include all the Nob Hill district,
,?-4 where many homes of the rich were destroyed. Nob Hill Is traversed by Van Ness avenue from north to south and
Its principal residence district ilea between Golden Gate avenue" and-Sacramento street, both shown on the map.
SATURDAY WENHfGP APRIL 21, 1906. 16 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK.
^^S^VAUANT FIGHTERS CUT
Congress Will Make Additional
Frisco Appropriation as Re
sult of Message.
Washington, April 21.President
Eoosevelt today sent to congress a mes
sage, accompanying documents and pa
pers from the war department, recom
mending the appropriation immediately
of an additional $1,5000,000 for the re
lief of sufferers by the calamity at San
The president today conferred with
Secretary Taf t. with Senator Allison*
chairman of the senate committee on
appropriations, and with, other senators
and representatives about the need of
further aid for the residents of the
stricken city and a decision was
reached that congress should be "re-
quested to appropriate the additional
Assurances were giyen by the mem
bers of congress that the appropriation
2,000 HOMELESS IN
Fire Wipes Out Villages in Eizal
Province and Also in
Mjanila^rApril 21.Fire has swQpl th
town h%. Mariquina. ^ii
RUSSELL SAGE GIVES $5,000
New York, April 21.RusseU
Sage today contributed $5,000 to
the San Francisco fund.
Many thdusands of persons are homeless
and starving and 2,000 dwellings are in
The government is rushing assistance
to the sufferers.
Fire also destroyed Pasil, near the
town of Cebu. Two hundred dwellings
were burned: and many persons are
San Francisco, April 21.Eastern
people need have little solicitude for
their friends who were here as tourists
at the time of the earthquake. \It may
safely be asserted that few, if any,
such persons have been killed or in
jured. The casualties, with few ex
ceptions, were confined to the occupants
of cheap lodging houses.
As an inevitable result of the catas
trophe people aTe scattered far and
wide and the destruction of telegraph
facilities renders it impossible to find
San Francisco, April 21.For the
first time in its history San Francisco
has had its taste f martial law.
When darkness fell upon the deso
lated city every inhabitant of the
houses that were left standing groped
about their homes in darkness early
in the evening, the survivors of the
terrible calamity cooking their sup-
ers fires built in front of their
the wind fanned many of the
fires into nasty blazes and for a time
it looked as if many new' fires would
be started. But police orders were is
sued that all fires.must be put out and
with a score of assistants and soldiers
the building of fires in front of honses
V^was summarily suppressed.
In none of the homes left standing
were lights allowed to be burned. In
places where persons lit their lights
contrary to the orders of the police and
the militia, citizens formed and forced
the occupants to extinguish them. The
only exception was in the case of hos
Soldiers patrolled the streets and no
citizen was allowed to pass from one
block to the other except by written
permission of the chief of TwUcev
Place of Egress Saved and Thousands
Leave Stricken City by the f|
Energies Now Bent to Aifkrt Other
ScourgesEasterners All Safe'"
Autos Do Great Work. if
JACOBS NOT KILLED.
Washington, April 21.Fears that Assistant United States Treasurer JacobB
had met death in the San Francftco disaster were^relieved today by the receipt
of a message from the official. .\&.
KILLED WHILE ON HONEYMOON.
Indianapolis, April 21.Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bouse have received word
that their son Edward and his bride, formerly Miss Mary Elizabeth Smith of
Arizona, were killed in the earthquake by falling debris in the Hotel Delmonte*
Monterey, Cal. ,-._
500 REFUGEES AT OGtDEN. -5
Ogden, Utah, April 21.A special train carrying 500 refugees from Ban
Francisco reached Ogden at 1 p.m. The local relief committee has impressed
an eating house at the depot, where the people will be fed.
Members of the Metropolitan Opera company, who arrived this morning,
presented a grotesque appearance. They showed the effects of roughing it and
could not be distinguished in dress from the other refugees on the train.
CADETS RECKLESS WITH GUNS.
San Francisco, April 21.Chief of Police Dinan has determined to reconX-
mend to General Funston and the other military authorities the withdrawal of
the University of California cadets and other military guards and companies'
Who have not exercised the* proper discretion in handling loaded
in their work of performing their duty.'
It was stated this morning that a number of men were shot on the water
front last night for refusing to help fight the flf% but Mais report has not been
^nect. t-z j^ _^ "-&
Two 'men were shot in Golden Gate park last night for insulting women
refugees, i i
i San Francisco, April 21.(8:30 a.m.)
The fire on the water front north of
the ferry is now under control. It has
burned as far south as the Lombard
street depot where it was checked and
is now smouldering. The ferry station
and some of the docks in that vicinity
at this writing are safe.
The rule of martial law this morning
is not nearly so rigid and in many dis
tricts has been withdrawn- and only
sufficient guards left to prevent any
possibility of theft or looting.
..With the fire danger lessened all en
ergies now will be bent to relieve the
threatening famine and pestilence. Dis
ease has broken out in several camps
and the strictest methods will be nec
essary to avert spread of this newest
Ferry Boats Sunning.
The ferry boats are running on sched
ule time. There is an immense crowd
around the depot here and committees
from all towns across the bay are urg
ing people to leave Frisco and g with
them to their homes, but the authori
ties won't let them take any baggage
It looks like an immense second-hand
store here. The people have-dragged
everything down here from pianos to
bird cages and their goods are all piled
up around the depot for a long distance.
The fire is still burning fiercely up
EASTERN TOURISTS ASS SAFE
Press of Messages Probably Explains Absence of Tidings from Many
The Telegraph Wires Overloaded.
ORDER GOMES OUT OF CHAOS
With Martial Law in Force, Hungry Are Fed and Dangers Lessened,rr^-:.
but the Suffering Is Still Acute.
north, but the wind has gone down,
making it less dangerous.
Fire Burning Grain Sheds.
The fire at 7 a.m. was burning grain
sheds' on the water front about half a
mile north of the ferry station, but
was confined to a comparatively small
area and with the work of fireboats -on
the bay and the firemen on shore who
are using salt water pumped from the
bay, it is believed it will be prevented
from reaching the ferry buildings and
the docks in that immediate vicinity.
Big Section Saved. ~-'*!*#"J
On the north beach the fire did not
reach that part of the water front
lying west of the foot of Powell street.
The fire on the water front is the only,
one now burning.
The entire western addition of the
city, lying west of Van Ness avenue,
which escaped the sweep of flame yes
terday, is absolutely safe. No fires are
left in the houses standing, owing to
Forty carloads of supplies, which had
been run upon the belt line tracks near
Meiggs wharf, are reported destroyed
Fort Mason Saved.
In other directions the fire is now
completely under control.
Mayor Schmitz and General Funston
have established headquarters at Fort
Mason, whicl was saved by some des
perate work on the part of the soldiers
aided by a body of sailors from the
them, or to communicate with them.
A great many strangers do not know
where the temporary offices of the- tele-
graph companies are located and these
offices have necessarily shifted from
time to time.
Even if the offices .could be reached
the facilities for sending messages have
been so crippled that the companies,
altho working incessantly, are unable to
give much relief. There are thousands
of telegrams at the offices of both com
panies awaiting transmission.
Mayor Schmitz has issued the follow
ing proclamation, which citizens are
instructed to obey:
Warns Against Pestilence."
"Do not be afraid of famine. There
will be abundance of food supplied.
Do not use any water except for drink
ing and cooking purposes. Do not light
any fires in honses, stoves or fireplaces.
Do not use any house closets under any
circumstances, but dig earth closets in
yards or vacant closets using, if possi
ble, chloride of lime or some other dis
infectant. This is of the greatest im
portance, as the water supply is only'
sufficient for drinking and cooking.
Do not allow any garbage to remain on
the premises, bury it and cover im
'mediately. Pestilence can .only be*
avoided by complying with these regu
"You are particularly requested "not
to enter any business house or dwell*
ing except your own, as you may b
mistaken for one of the looters and
shot on sight, as the orders are not to
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