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ft. I .fc' of '''i i\ ffV }pi v 4 3 1' ,1 S'i" S tab A $ r f-' i i --4 li i If" a' '*& ft," 1 iife .5^ fk WJ J ,",?ifii. i.' i.,, i'-irK The Sunday Journal Eadly the Northwest's Greatest ^S,1. Sunday Newspapers y& PRICE TWO CENTS. 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 thirty-five carloads. 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 $500. '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 cisco. 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- i SM&M *i'. 1 i2l. i' l. \:St' ~~.^C::Si:Mk^tMl^M& BREAD IS vi.roi/ MINNEAPOLIS RISES \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 California. STATE AND CITY SPRING TO RELIEF OF STRICKEN All Minnesota is to "be canvassed at once for the relief of suffering San Francisco. All Minneapolis is pressing forward to help the stricken people of California. 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- velt club. 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 behind them. 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 charge. 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 its services. 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 ganization. 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 Continued on 6th Page, 4th Column. GRUESOME SEARCH FOR DEAD BEGINS Over Hundred Corpses Found in One LodginghouseDead 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 frequent. 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 the authorities: HAREY CHESBEO. 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 Turk street. 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. POST ^^Pafeisaafli'SS "Son \u^=a^a^iij* a uHQU 4 nnnn u^^ OGQ Earth Trembles Thirteen Times, Causing Damage and- Panic. 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 was damaged. 3 5 TBiflfSlT DOWN GUARDS Strictest Measures Taken Guard Treasure Buried in Frisco Hums. can avert a giaemt to 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 others. 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 *QQ w?3CSage :'0J3 would be made. the United States mint. Policeman Joseph Meyers was bayoneted and lulled by a national guardsman over?? a dispute as to authority. ft .Another policeman, returningthereins to hi 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 ste|ct$wt.f measures Js^tint of the burned^district rfls^srhiw^iar the Jvwujfe of the" bank &yfi\jewelry and other valuable merchandisei Enwurati DEBRIS1 DAYS f\& j? V60A5y C3C3 SD^ SSR^Sc EMPORIUM f/tt/etft *^i^ 7/ t&\ mmmm OfeP S? 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. rn(iciva Page SATURDAY WENHfGP APRIL 21, 1906. 16 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK. ^^S^VAUANT FIGHTERS CUT WRECK BD1DDIGS, PRESIDENMSKS $1,500,000 MORE 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 Francisco. 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 $1,500,000. Assurances were giyen by the mem bers of congress that the appropriation 2,000 HOMELESS IN PHILIPPINE TOWNS Fire Wipes Out Villages in Eizal Province and Also in Cebu. 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. A & J' ^t.?iif t-ft f.ois FLAMES Biza provincee Many thdusands of persons are homeless and starving and 2,000 dwellings are in ruins. 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 homeless. -T4 4 $ j? 9*2 ST T'ERRY HRRl ooo 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- Eouses,n 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 pitals. 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 AT FERRY Place of Egress Saved and Thousands Leave Stricken City by the f| Water Route. 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 weapons^-andh' in their work of performing their duty.' v* 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 scourge. 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 with them. 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. 1 "*i -V- 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 the chimneys. Forty carloads of supplies, which had been run upon the belt line tracks near Meiggs wharf, are reported destroyed this-morning. 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 lations. "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 1 Sntinued on 2d Page, 5th Column.