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VOL. 35 0 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 1000. 40 VAGES 0 NO. 355 ORDER IS BEING BROUGHT OUT OF THE CONFUSION -- I All Suppliss Are Being Oistri— buted by Soldiers Under General Funslon FOOD STUFFS POURING IN FROM TOE WOOLF NATION Efforts Arc Now Being Mad© to Pre pare Lists of the Dead and to Bring Separated Rela tives Together. / 1 San Francisco, April a.—Order and sys tem are gradually being wrought out of the indescribable confusion which has prevailed in this city for the past three days. The hungry thousands are being fed plentifully wherever they are camped, and the fortunate householders who were not driven from their homes are procur ing food at the various relief stations established throughout the burned dis trict. Water in sufficient quantities to meet all the immediate and pressing needs of the people can be had. Sewers are being repaired, and the thousands of people camped on open spaces and in the parks are being organized into model camps by the military authorities. Temporary buildings are being erected in the parks to shelter women and children, and all the churches, educational institutions, va cant houses and those homes which have been deserted by their occupant© tonight have thousands of the homeless. Transportation Is Free. All those who desire to leave the city are being provided with transportation to any point In California free of charge. No one is allowed to enter the city who cannot show’ thoroughly satisfactory ex cuse for being here. The sick and in jured are being cared for at. the General hospital in the Presidio, and at various other hospitals left Intact, as well as at the emergency hospitals established by the Red Cross society at several widely separated points. General Funston. Mayor Schmitz and Governor Pardee met In conference at General Funston’s headquarters it Fort ; Mason today and had a thorough under standing as to tho relief measures and policing of the city. It was decided to divide the city into three districts, one un der the federal troops, one under the state troops and tho other under the. mu nicipal police. A plan of co-operation be tween the military and civil authorities was formulated, and all future conflicts of orders or confusion of authority will be obviated. Funston Will Distribute Supplies. The supplies brought into -the city from interior points will be stored at Oakland mole under Major Duvol of General Fun ston's staff, who will forward the same by boat to the various water front sta tions. whence they will be distributed un der the direction of General Funston and his staff. This means that all supplies do nated by California cities at transported free of charge by the .Jnlro&ds end steamship companies will be put in the hands of the national government. The bankers of San Francisco met this afternoon to discuss the financial situa tion. The question of opening the 1’aults of the wrecked financial Institutions was thoroughly canvassed, and It was the sense of the meeting that a limit of thirty days be made for the resumption of busi ness. While tho sub-treasury building is un safe and cannot be entered at present, the mint, with over $20,000,000, is intact, and transfers of money may be drawn there. Can Come and Go at Will. The stringent military rule of the past few days has been modified almost to the extent of permitting citizens to come and go at their pleasure. There will be no relaxation of the rigid ! police measures, however, and the entire | city will be patrolled tonight in a thor- j ough and systematic manner. There has been no disorder reported from any sec tion. The board of health, held a meeting to day. at which were present many of the representative physicians, and measures were taken for an immediate and thor ough inspection of the entire city by physicians. For this emergency the board of health ! haji called for 500 volunteer physicians. | Securing Lists of the Dead. San Francisco, April 21.—Among the | homeless hundreds now being sheltered at Jefferson square conditions are as ad mirable as they could be under the awful circumstances. The relief committee has supplied even' sufferer with food, blankets have been supplied, and many tents are in place. An effort has been made by the military and civil authorities to secure some kind accurate list of the dead In the neigh orhood. So far they have been greatly handicapped through their inability to get reliable people to engage in the work. Among the homeless are many little ones. Last night there was a shortage In the milk supply hut this condition whs re lieved at an early hour this morning by the arrival of many cans of the precious fluid. Health Is Important Consideration. The aanltary condition of the camp in the square is a matter that must be given Immediate attention If the health of the homeless is to be preserved. This matter Is In the hands of the engineer corps of the army and no time will be lost In look ing to the sanitation of the whole city, but meanwhile there is great fear sick ness will wipe out the lives of many un fortunates who have been saved from earthquakes and fire. At Golden Gate park where there are camped probably the greatest number of refugees, conditions today are Improved. No estimate of the number of people in the park can be learned at this time, but some sort of canvass is being made by the military authorities to ascertain the approximate number of people as well as to relieve all the Individual cases of suf fering and to improve the sanitary condi tions. The fowl situation is not serlou*. There was plenty of food of the simplest sort of course, provided for every one in th« bread line. Major Frank H. Keesllng Of the First battalion of the Coast artil GEN. FREDERICK FUNSTON, Who 18 In Charge of the Situation at San Francisco as Commander pf the Department of California. Russians Defend Gorky And Roast United States JOURNALS DENOUNCE AMERI CANS FOR HYPOCRITICAL AD HERENCE TO CONVENTIONALI TIES—MARK TWAIN TABOOED. St. Petersburg, April 21.—Throughout the week the newspapers have made features of numerous letters and articles in de nunciation of the treatment Maxim Gorky has reoeived in the United States, some of them stigmatizing Americans as pharisees and fat swine, and denouncing them for the hypocritical adherence to convention alities The Twentieth Century, formerly the Russ, sneeringly remarked that the Amer icans were touched by Gorky’s tribute to the “Bronze Idol'' of liberty in New York harbor,’ but were terribly offended when he attempted to place his Ideas of liberty into practice. The paper declared that every book of Mark Twain, whom Rus sians previously have esteemed, hereafter will be branded as shameful hypocrisy, “because he Joined the persecutors of the defender of the rights of man." It. also severely criticises Gorky for presenting excuses for his action to the “Country of Bourgeofse. ’ Next to the Gorky incident the radical papers have been filled with‘attacks upon foreign countries for fnrnishinjp^funds to the Russian government in the present crisis, declaring that these will only ena ble the government to continue its war against the liberties of the people. Some of the newspapers are seriously under taking a campaign in favor of boycotting goods from Fi*ance and other countries which participated in the loan. lery, N. G. C., Is in command of the mili tary relief measures In the park. Army Tents Are Everywhere. Army tents, as many as could be ob tained, were set up everywhere, and other protections were made of blankets, rugs, carpets, bedclothes and every other sort of material that could be used for the public. In some places refugees had cleared out spaces beneath the thick shrubbery and the semi-tropical plants for which Golden Gate park is famous, and under these found some sort of natural protection from the chilly night air. As yet there has been very little sick ness aside from nervous shock, and phy sical exhaustion and from these most of the people have had time to recover. The effort of the military authorities today are a.ll in the direction of improving the : sanitary conditions and providing safe guards against any possible epidemic that may result from the exposed situation of so many thousands of people. Billboard to Locate Relatives. Information bureaus have been estab lished and telephone service is being provided by the signal corps of the reg ular army. At the entrance to'the park , known as the Pan-Handle district, an | enormous billboard has been erected and Is being used as a directory by those who wish to designate their location in the camp for the benefit of seeking friends. AH vehicles that enter the park , are confiscated by military authorities ! and are being used to deliver supplies j to the various points. All those who de sire to leave the park and go to any j point of the interior of the state are encouraged to do so. as every person leaving relieves the situation to just that i extent. Serious Menace to Health. A visit along the north beach of San FrancUco Including the Presidio reserva tion. revealed conditions which may de velop into a serious menace to the health of the city. People who have been per mitted by good fortune to remain within their homes, have violated ordinary health precautions, having been deprived of wa ter for flushing purposes. Tn the Presidio the military authorities are using every endeavor tu„£jreate health ful conditions. The large cofps of men are being detailed to provide a sewerage system, and the disinfectants are be ing freely distributed to prevent the threatened epidemic of disease. At the general hospital In the Presidio 700 patients are being cared for in the wards. Several hundred persons were at tended yesterday and today for contu sions. abrasions, burns and minor injuries. At the general hospital In the Presidio seven deaths have occurred. At the children's hospital on California street a largo number of injured and. eick persons have been treated. But one death has occurred at this hospital. Several smaller hospitals in the West ern Addition are caring for large num bers of Injured people. 30,000 Sheltered in Presidio. In the Presidio over 30.000 people are being sheltered In 4000 tents. A constant stream of wagons and pedestrians is en tering and leaving the reservation. Vehicles of every description are be ing utilised to carry household effects and provisions, and altogether generally satisfactory conditions prevail. Provisions are being distributed with liberal hand. The largest open camp in the city lies opposite F’>rt Maaon and It was estimated t<Klay by the military authorities that it contained upwards of 10.000 people, ail of whom are sleeping and living in tents or similar shelters. These are for the most part among the poorest of the city. Nearly half of | them are Italians. 160 Men Arretted. San FYancisco. April 21.—General F’un ston has had 1*50 men arrested under civil process, many of Mi am charged with felonious offenses, who were taken into custody by the soldiers. Owing to the fact that there was no commitment for them, they could not be received at San Quentin. After consultation with Gover nor Pardee the entire body has been dis-1 trlbuted among the city and county jails of Alameda and nearby counties. Chiff of Police Dinan requested Mayor Schmitz ngd General Funston to recall the Uni versity cadets of Berkeley, who have been doing patrol duty. Supply Vessels Are En Route. Bellingham. Wash., April 21.—The gov ernment observer at Tatoosh lighthouse station reports that the steamers Nelson from Tacoma, Tellus from Victoria and Shasta from Bellingham, each of which carries relief supplies for San Francisco, have passed Cnpt Flattery, and are now well out at. sea. Citizens of Blaine are starting a carload of relief supplies today. More will follow. Anaeortes is making a collection of sup plies. Proclaims Two Holidays. Sacramento, Cal., April 21.—Governor Pardee today Issued a proclamation de claring next Monday and Tuesday ns pub lic legal holidays. Runs Amuck With a Knife. • Chicago, April 21.—Thomas Krizenk, who was bitten by a dog yesterday, was apparently seized with hydrophobia today while at work in the plant of the Stand ard Slaughtering company, /md armed with a large butcher knife be drove the 3Q0 employes of the establishment into the street. He was finally captured and taken to the hospital bound with ropes. Sanguinary Encounter With Strikers. Valenciennes. France, April 1.—A san guinary encounter occurred today between 5000 striking miners from Denain and a detachment of troops detailed to prevent the miners from interfering with non strlkers at Trith Saint Leger, about four miles from here. Many officers, soldiers and strikers were severely wounded. Only ills Ms anil a Few Bones Remained FIVr/#0UID ON NOB FULL 5« - / o o w Bodies Are Identled, Most of fc$> ? £ hem Being Burned and Mangled Beyond Recogni tion. San Francisco. April 21.—Forty bodies ; were taken from a building at 119 Fiflii | street today by the Red Cross service, j The structure which was a four-story | wixxien building, contained Ihree dais, of ten rooms each, collapsed during the , earthquake. At the time several persons were taken ; out alive from the upper s'ories. hut It was thought that all the Inmates had escaped. The ruins took tire shortly after ! this, and though efforts were made to j extinguish the dames the entire build- j lug was consumed. The bodies of the ■ unfortunates Imprisoned within the ruins | were incinerated. Only the skulls and a few bones were left. j It Is known that Mrs. Henry Murray j and A. J. Me Near and wife lived in j this building. They have not been heanl 1 of since the fire. Bodies Burned and Mangled. Saji Francisco, April 21.—In the past three days thirty-two bodies of Chinese I and whites have been Interred In Ports mouth square. But few of the bodies Identified, most of them being so badly burned and mangled as to be beyond recognition. Squads searching for bodies in the ruins of the city met wit'll some success today. In one ruin forty bodies were recovered and on the side of Nob 1,111 five charred bodies were found.’These latter were cremated. PROVISIONS ARE POURING INTO CITY COMING IN SUCH QUANTITIES AS TO ELIMINATE THE IDEA THAT THERE WIL_ 'JE SUP .V PING FROM LACK OF FOOD. San Francisco. April 21.—With the break of day steamers from Oakland, Alameda, Vallejo and other points through which the railroads have means of communica tion with San Francisco, began landing cargoes of supplies at various points along the water front from the Potrero to the Presidio. These were in sufflcent quantities to eliminate at once all Idea that there would be any Suffering from lack of food, provided means could he had to get it to the people. For this purpose the sub-committee on relief of the general committee established nine food depots throughout the city. At each of these points dray loads of provisions were stored and distributed as fast as the lines of applicants could be served. The districting of the city m accordance with the directions of the Mayor was un dertaken by the relief committee early In the morning nnd by noon was well un derway. When this has been perfected those of the people of San Francisco who from one motive and another have re frained from making their wants known at the public headquarters, will be reach ed, and succored. The lack of teams re ported to the general committee Friday evening had been met by morning. In many eases individuals came forward and offered the services of their horses and wagons. The work of tabulating the va cant houses throughout the unburned dis tricts was undertaken by the Associated Charities hoard, and it was hopc*d that by nightfall some 1500 houses would be at the service of the relief committee. Dowie Postpones the Trip. Chicago, April 21.— Judge Wright, in the circuit court today, decided that John Alexander Dowie could not occupy the pulpit In Zion City tabernacle tomorrow, as he hod planned to do. The court after hearing arguments from both sides held that Overseer Voliva could use the taber nacle tomorrow and Dowie on each al ternate day. Dowie. who had plann<*1 to visit Zion City today, at ynee abandoned bis plan. THE SPRECKLES BUILDING. It was occupied by the San Francisco Call, was one of the handsomest buildings on the coast and Is now a mass of ruins. MR. SIMS IS STICKLER AGAINST “COLORED RACE” Washington, April 2t,-(Special.)-Repre sentative 81ms of Tennessee, a member of the District of Columbia committee, will make a fight on the Moor Monday to amend certain district hills by substitut ing the word "negroes" Where the words "colored race" now appear. Mr. Sims con tends that "the colored race" Is meaning less ns It would Include Chinese. Japa nese or Indians as well as negroes, lie has written a letter to Booker T. Wash ington usklng for his opinion. “Tt is absurd forty years after the war.” said Mr. Sims, ‘to try to dodge the 'negro' as if It were n term <>f opprobltim. The district school hill provides for three commissioners of the colored ruee.’ Under a law so drafted an 1' dlan or a Chinaman would be as elk < n negro. Many northern repri are as "techUJl’ about the w as are Washington negroes. A hate Is expected. tMHMinnmHiimi(inHiiuMHiiHiiiHNi< .an h<uiihiiiiw PLANNING SUITS AGAINST THE FERTILIZER TRUST Washington, April 21— (Special.)—Ed ward T. Sanford of Knoxville, T#nn., Iihh been retained by the attorney general as special counsel In the prosecution of the fertilizer trust. It Is alleged by the government that this trust, embracing manufactories all through the south, is conducting a bus iness in violation of trade and a decision has been reached by the attorney general to proceed against It. The federal grand jury has been called to meet In Nash ville, Tenn., Monday and before the end or tile week. It Is confidently expected in dictments will be returned against a num ber of officials. . The government is said to contend that the entire fertilizer Interests of the south are embraced In one vast combine to control prices and the light will take the nature of that which has been waged against the beef trust. A. M. Tillman is the district attorney at Nashville and he will have charge of the prosecution. lid-, ward T. Sanford Is n well known south ern attorney and has been selected by the attorney general as special counsel owing to his familiarity with the details of the proposed prosecution. There are several big phosphate plants in Nashville alone. Among them are the Tennessee Chemical company, the Read Phosphate company, the national Fertilizer works, and the federal Chemical company ii Is also claimed that both the Swift and Ar mour Interests are In the fertilizing busi ness of the south and southeast. SAN FRANCISCO'S POSTOFFICE. This structure cost $2,500,000, and was not badly damaged. Postal service will soon be resumed. MAT ERNITY HOSPITAL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED One Child Was Born In the Public Square In Berkeley Yes terday. Berkeley. Cal., April 21.—A maternity hospital has been established under direc tion of Presklent Magee at the University of California, where unfortunate victims of the lire who are about to become mothers, ure being cared for. laist night, three mothers were delivered of babes, pnil all thy Infants are living. One child was born In the public square. The phy sicians now have the work of relief so well in hand that such pathetic scenes as this will not he enacted again. The refugee* keep coming Into Berkeley, though the town Is now feeding and shel tering 8000 people in'public buildings, and at the University and 3000 more Iq private | houses. The capacity of the town Is ' taxed, to the limit. Strict quarantine rules I were put into'effect this morning, and I every effort Is being made to check dl i sease. I PROMINENT YOUNG MAN IS SHOT DEAD i Had Bottle of Whisky In Pocket and Refused to Throw It Away When Ordered to Do So. Sun Francisco, April 21.—One of the younger sons of T. P. Klordan, a well known real estate dealer, was shot and Instantly killed shortly before noon, a few feet front his residence. Voting HIor dan was on his way home and had a bottle of whisky In his coat pocket. The soldier on duty ordered him to stop and throw the whisky away, and when Rtor dau refused. the soldier immediately shot him de.ad. An unknown workman employed at the tlerson Tanning company was on his way hopig this morning and was halted by a sentry. The workman explained his wife was dying and lie wanted to see i her and tried to pas?*. The -sentry took a ! shot at him. but missed, and the work j man ran back to the tannery. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ FIRE ABOUT GONE. * ♦ ♦ ♦ Han Francisco. April 21- l^ate tills ♦ ♦ afternoon a Journey along the ♦ ♦ northern water front of the city ♦ ♦ showed fires blazing in but two ♦ » places, and these were hardly cap- ♦ ; a- able of spreading unless a severe ♦ ♦ gale springs up tonight. ♦ ♦ 'The walls of several ruined build- ♦ ♦ ings :n the down-town sections of ♦ ♦ the city collapsed, but so far a* ♦ ♦ r$n b»- learned no one was in- ♦ ♦ Jured. ♦ TOTAL RELIEF New fork's Fund Last Nigl) Was Approximate j $2,000, 000 With More Coming MASSACHUiETTi SAYS SOL WiLL HAiSE $3,000,001 Smaller Towns Are All Raising Fundi Which Promise to Swell the Total to an Enormous Figure. New York. April 21.—The voiceless ap peal of San Francisco has been heard throughout the. civilized world. From ev ery city and town in this country* from European capitals, and from far eastern communities, comes news that all human ity in expressing its sympathy is also of fering every material assistance. Money uiul supplies are do wing toward the stricken California metropolis and the other cities by ttie Pacldc affected by the recent disaster with a generality un precedented in history. From the Incomplete dgures of ttie con tributions which have been made, it Is estimated here tonight that the San Fran cisco fund is rapidly nearing the total of $14,000,000. and wilt have passed that liEure by Monday, when the L'nlted States Congress It Is announced will add $1,300,000 to the $1,000,000 already appropriated from the treasury ut Washington. In the list of generous contributors New York city ranks next to the gov ernment itself, ami bids fair to fur ex ceed the federal contribution. Tonight the New York fund amounted I to approximately $2,000,000 with contribu tions coming in fast. Massachusetts to Raise $3,000,000. The state or Maaaehusatts has unitor tsken to raise H.'W.'HO anti with Boston a. generous help la well on the way (o the goal. Chicago's fund spontaneously subscribed Is approaching *1,000,000 anti promises to go beyond that sum. Phil adelphia will send *500.000. These are but a few of the larger sums. A some or more of cities are contributing *100. U00 und more, while hundreds of municipal ities are sending ah their means will al low. From London, Parts. Berlin and wherever Americans are congregated a generous Billow of gold Is reported. Wholly foreign contributions while deep ly appreciated, are not L- he accepted! according to the precedent established by the P resident yesterday In declining 11.» gift of 1*5,000 from a German steamship line. America though touched b.v tho evidences of foreign generosity, feels able to rare for Its own. Grand Total May Never Be Known. Cncounted thousands urc sending: their contributions arnJ the grand total of the relief fund will probably never be known. The New York chamber of commerce to day forwHi'ded to Han Francisco Chief among: the Individual contrlV have been those of K. II. Hurrimai. 000 and Andrew Carnegie, William dorf Astor. John I). Rockefeller an Standard Oil company, all of whom $100,000 each. A meeting: of Americana in I^ondon called and a large fund immediately * scribed. Among other notable eontrit | tlona have been Ladenburg, ThaJman .* I Co,, $75,000; M. Guggenheim Sons, $50,000; I ,j. f*. Morgan & Co., Speyer A* Co.. Kuhn* I Loeb & Co., and W. K. Vanderbilt. $25.«K» i each. It Is estimated that the contrlbu i Hons of tin- New York Stock Exchange will aggregate $260,000. Hut most remarkable Is the way in which small contributions have poured into the treasuries of the organizations formed to send aid to the stricken city. Nor is the work.of raising relief funds confined 10 the large cities. From every section, every state, comes the news of contributions made by small towns, not 1hrge in themselves, but their aggregate will 1m* enormous. Subscriptions in Germany. Fran kfort-on-Main. April 21.—Th# Frankfuerter Zeltung yesterday said that representative men of export and finan cial circles have conferred with the editor about opening a public subscription to aid sufferers by the California earthquake, but that the ncwapaper had Information from New York that relief committees organised in Kurope would be unneces sary, hs American efforts will be ample for the present need. It has, therefore. ; been decided not to organise at present, but the American consulate will receive subscriptions from persons wishing to | contribute. $100,000 From Philadelphia. Philadelphia. April 21.--The finance com mittee of council today appropriated flOft. ouo for the relief of the San Francisco suf ferers. The money is available immedi ately. Atlanta Fund Reaches $12,500. Atlanta. Ga.. April 21. A mass meeting of citizens today subscribed |5ooo in twen ty minutes for the California relief fund. 'Phis amount, with the $5000 given from the city treasury, and other subscription* make the sum subscribed to this evening $12,500. This will la* increased to $15.uu0 by llonday. Jacksonville Raises Over $8000. Jacksonville. Fla.. April 21.— Jacksonville yesterday and today ha* raised $8200 for the relief of the San Francisco sufferers, which has been forwarded to Governor Pardee of Pallfornlu. Cox Calls On Tennessee. Nashville. April 21.—Governor Cox to night issued a proclamation urging th« people of Tennessee to contribute gener ously to th** relief fund for relief of suf ferers in the California disaster. lie makes feeling reference to the hospitality*, (Continued on Ninth Page) / /