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WEATHER CONDITIONS, TOMORROW: FAIR. ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE AT FRISCO ALARMS PEOPLE No Damage Is Done and Scientists Claim It Was Due to of Earth's Crust. Dyna> mite Is Being Used to Reduce the Ruins. BAN FRANCISCO, April 24.— Coroner Walsh states that his depu ties took charge of 350 bodies tak en from the ruins, not including those buried by the police and militia at the Potrero. Over a hun dred were burled in this section alone. It is believed now that the death list numbers in the neighborhood AFT Ell THE DESTRUCTION OF SJV\[ FI&IMCISCO EXPOSED WIRES CAUSED DEATH PAINTER TOUCHES i'LECTRIC WIRE AND FALLS TO INSTANT DEATH ON JAGGED ROCKS BELOW THE MONROE STREET BRIDGE. Electrocuted and then hurled 50 'eet to the jagged stones below the Monroe street bridge was tho fate /vhich today befell D. Viljoen, one >f the men In tho employ of the ;lty painting the structural work inderneath tho bridge. Without uttering a sound ho was uddenly burled from his support traight down to an Instant death, iefore the horrified gaze of his i'cl [>w workmen his body shot down ward af'd landed with a sickening hud, which was plainly audible de pita-the noise of the roaring falls. ( Cautioned by Foreman. Tho accident happened Just after he men had climbed onto their angerous positions to commence tie work. Viljoen was seated stride a scantling placed in such position that he could work with free use of his arms in painting, t was necessary to placo this cross , dec© dangerously near the great] of 100#. Many bodies were cre mated and never recovered. Among those recovered a number \yere not Identified and the bodies buried at the Portsmouth and Washington squares will be exhumed and an attempt made to identify them. The San Francisco stock ex change has opened temporary quar ters at 1107 Gough street. Presi feed wlrei of the WMhtngton Wat er Power company leading from the power house at the falls into the town. Superintendent John MeCor mick had just cautioned tho men to use great care on tho work and keep as far away from the wires as possible, and how Viljoen hap pened to come in contact with tho exposed wires is unknown, for tho tlrst intimation his fellow workmen had was when they saw his body give a lurch and then drop down ward head foremost. As quickly as possible tho terri fied men climbed off the brldgo and 'hastened to the assistance of the unfortunate, but he was already dead and two gaping wounds ap peared In his scalp. Desido him lay his cap, which was placed upon the wounds so as to hide the grew lome sight from the gaze of the people who soon flocked to the vi cinity. The police and Coroner The Spokane Press dent Buggies says he sops no rea son for serious depreciation in stocks. Everybody is inclined to hold their stocks and later realize on them. Another short, sharp earthquake was felt shortly before midnight, and gave the people of San Francis co and surrounding towns an at tack of heart failure. In spite of the continuance of these shocks Forecaster Adie and other scien tific men declare there is little dan ger of a serious disturbance from these earthquakes, of which there have been several since the great shake, and are declared to be duo to the "readjustment" of the earth's crust following the heavy shock. San Francisco has begun the work of reconstruction and in a short time temporary structures will begin rising among the ashes of the burned city. Soldiers have made good prog ress demolishing with dynamite the threatening walls along Market street near the Ferry. A big force of men is engaged Wit tor were Immediately notified, but it was some time before the coroner could reach tho scene. Then tho body was lai i upon the police stretcher and taken to the morgue of Smith & Co. Was in Boer War. Viljoen was a Boor boy 2S years of age. He fought with the Boers all through the late war with the English and used to regale bis fel low workers with many tales of his many narrow escapes. Ho was a second cousin of General Viljoen and often acted as aide de camp for his superior officer. He was only ■ recent arrival in Spokane, and commenced work for the city April 10. John McCormlck, bridge inspec tor for the city and auperlntedent of the work of remodeling and re painting tho Monroe street bridge, was in the vicinity of the accident, but, like the other men, he did not see it happen. He said: Aim olisykpth.gltoTmh mh mhh h "I did not see the accident, but judging from what tho men cay of the body lurching as though the poor fellow was writhlt.g I take It that ho allowed himself to come in contact with the live wires and the shock threw him off his seat. It is a dangerous piece of work we are doing, dangerous enough without the wires being there, and I havo repeatedly asked the Washington Water Power company to tlx them so they will not be exposed and thus endanger the lives of my men." SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY. APRIL 24, 1906. stringing wires for a trolley line on Market street and in a few days oars will be running throughout the city. REFUGEES ARE ARRIVING EAST CHICAGO, April 24.—Every train is bringing refugees from San Francisco for all points east and Europe. F. Augustus Heinze and a party of friends came this morning. They made no effort to save their per sonal effects. SPOKANE PEOPLE HEARD FROM C. li. Dawson of Hillyard receiv ed a letter yesterday from his two daughters at San Jose stating that SPOKANE RECEIVES FIRST OF REFUGEES ALL HAVE STORIES TO TELL OF THE TERRIBLE CATAS TROPHE IN THE CITY BY THE GOLDEN GATE. Tho advance guard of tho refu gees from San Francisco arrived in Spokane this morning at 10:30 over the O. H. & N. Secretary Levi G. Monroe of the Chamber of Com merce, Secretary Hen Rice of the 150,000 club and Superintendent Holloway of the Associated Chari ties were at the depot to care for any that were dlstitute. There were from 12 to 15 of the refugees and the majority of then hud friends and relatives eith er in Spokane or the surrounding country. Thrilling ttorlei of the terrible scenes in the devastated city were told by the arrivals. Richard Galvln, a paper hanger, was one of the arrival a, and went to work two hours after he arrived in the city. Galvln was collarless .and in the same attire in which he made his escape from his lodging house. "1 was rooming In the St. Clem ent hotel," said Galvln. "and was Just about awake when tho earth quake began. When 1 heard the they had been uninjured by the earthquake. Robert Muhs, agent for the J. I. Cace Threshing Machine company, who lived at 2220 Gardener avenue was uninjured in the San Francisco disaster. Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Bolton of Fort Wright received word yes terday from his daughter, Mrs. Gordon Hall of San Francisco that she had escaped uninjured in the catastrophe although her residence was burned. Mrs. Alfred Coolidge has tele graphed her husband from Redland Cal., that she passed through the San Francisco disaster unharmed hut suffered greatly. Will Kinnear of 1717 Dead ave nue passed through the San Fran cisco horror unscathed and will re turn home today. THEATRICAL BENEFIT. Thursday Is the day on which the big theatrical benefit for the stricken people of San Francisco will be given at the Spokane and Auditorium theaters. All the theatrical managers of the city are planning to make the event one that will be remembered for many days. Deep, dark mys tery is being wrapped around the program. The greatest rivalry prevails among the thespians. The mem hers of the rival stock compainies, the Shirley and the Byron Dous las, will try to outshine one an | other, and the vaudeville artists are I preparing to outdo the "Legits." buildings fall I began to dress. Be fore 1 was fully dressed a tire broke out near me and 1 rushed from the building. "1 was on tho fire line almost con tinuously from that time until the last house on Van Ness avenue was dynamited and the (lames cheeked. We fought the fire with almost everything we could get our hands on. I slept about two hours a day for three days and do Pot remem ber whether l had anything to eat or not. "They estimate the loss of life at from 500 to 700. From what 1 saw I believe that there must have been nearer 2500 killed. 1 have not got a very clear impression of what happened during those terrible dayH as I was so wrought UP " Harry Woods, Minnie Woods. Marie Ley den and James Hanson, who live in Coulee City, were among the arrivals from San Fran cisco. "We were itopples St the Win cheater bouse when the earthquake SUPPLY TRAIN IS IN NEVADA LORAY, Nevada, April 24.— Twenty-nine cars of government supplies, combined in ore train at Ogden, Utah, arrived here this morning, and was given right of way over everything. It is expected to make a record run to the coast. The Southern Pa ciflc Is taking empties to the coast to take away refugees. Many pa thetic scenes were enacted among the crowds of refugees that arrived in Ogden penniless and were fed by people in the park adjacent to the station. BEAT HOTEL KEEPER "I'm not going to pay for lodging if I can get it without," said C. Raffelson just before he was lock ed up in the city jail today. On being searched three checks were found in a greasy old pocket book which he carries; one was for $.113, one for $160 and another for $100. Besides these checks, he had $7 In silver and a conglomeration of oth er stuff. He was arrested this aft ernoon by Patrolman Phelan for sleeping in saloon chai.-s. ALBANY, N. V., April 24.—The governor signed the relief bill ap propriating $250,000 out of the state treasury for San Francisco. It was inly 14 hours from the introduc | on to the signature. came," said Harry Woods. "We hail no trouble in getting out of the building and we slept out Wednes day night in Jefferson Square and made our way over to Oakland the next day." D. F. Shannon was employed in a power house and lived in the Hobaon house. He secured a posi tion on a ranch 15 minutes after he got off tlie train. LOST IS FOUND ONLY TO BE LOST AGAIN WANDERING DOLLAR STILL VALUABLE AND NOW IS REST ING IN ONE OF SPOKANE'S BIGGEST AND BEST STORES. WHO WILL BE THE ONE HUNDREDTH POSSESSOR? The Wandering Dollar of the S pokane Press, which was lost sight of during the San Francisco hor ror, is at present reposing in the show window of the Whltehouae Dry Goods company, Saturday night it turned up at the Wonder Department Store an I the pos sessor received $1.25 worth of goods. The Wonder quickly passed It on and the Whitehouse received it yes terday afternoon. F. EC, Goodall of the Whltehouae la a booster for home industry and will hand the FOURTH YEAR, NO. 145, PRICE: OW CENT MILLIONS OF SPOKANE PROPERTY ONPROTECTED FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES CANCEL THEIR LOCAL INSUR ANCE POLICIES OWING TO THE HEAVY LOSSES IN SAN FRANCISCO. The beginning of what business men believe will result in the tem porary cutting down of all fire in surance carried in this city and the canceling of many policies, came this morning, when two large com panies, the Queen of America and the Providence Washington Insur ance company, ordered their agents to cut down all policies to the amount of the net risk. The move created consternation among busi ness men. The net rick is the amount which the company is itself carrying. If a building is insured for $00,000 in a company, the net risk to that company may be $10,000. The bal ance of $50,000 this company car ries by reinsuring with other com panies. The move this morning is a re sult of the great San Francisco conflagration. Large property own ers are fearful lest many of the companies should give notice can celing their policies. This may be done on five days' notice. A general feeling of uneasiness (Scrippa News Association.) INDIANAPOLIS, April 24.—The miners are confident that the situ ation in the bituminous fields will bo favorable to the miners and the public. The number of operators that have signed have exceeds the number that have refused, and oth ers are expected to follow. Illinois is expected to be all signed within CO days. dollar along. To the person who Is the one hun dredth signer ot the tag accompany ing the dollar the Spokane Press will give a dollar. The Wandering Dollar is also good for $2 at the Workingiuen's Home, on Main ave nue and Bernard street. PARIS. April 24.—Former Presi dent Loubet miraculously escaped death. A bomb with fuse burning was found iv the window of his I study. It was extinguished and [found to be extremely deadly. One cent pervades business circles today. It is feared that many of the insur ance companies may be heavily in volved as the result of the Califor nia disaster and that many of the policies in Spokane are worthless. Property owners whose policies were cut down to the net risk were busy this morning insuring in other companies, whose agents had re ceived no notice to cut down. Scores of private watchmen will be employed to prevent a fire getting any headway. ATTEMPT TO WRECK TRAIN Agent Harney of the Northern Pacific railroad informed the po lice yesterday that the crew of the westbound train last night discov ered a pile of timbers on the track leading onto the bridge in the east ern part of the city, and had it not been a sharp lookout was kept ahead the train would have been ditched and put the lives of the passengers in jeopardy. The po lice believe boys are responsible, while the railroad people think the responsiblee parties are someone who has a grudge against the com pany and was taking this means of squaring accounts. REGULAR ARMY IS WANTED AT FRISCO "WASHINGTON. April 24.—Gen eral Greeley reports th's morning: "In a consultation with Mayor Sehmitz and General Funston re garding the necessities for the near future the mayor urges that the army take charge of the large (lis tricts now guarded by the state militia. Apart from other condi tions it is evident that the state troops cannot be expected to serve here for any considerable time, and it is certain that within ten days the situation will develop so that an increased force of regulars will be necessary to guard property and conserve public interests. I recom mend that at least 2500 men, most ly cavalry, be sent from outside di visions and that the transports Warren and Cook be immediately put into commission. Already dif ficulties exists regarding supplies of forage and lumber and they are certain to increase in the near fu ture." AUTOMATIC PHONES WILL BE INSTALLED "We will commence work on tho installation of the Home telephones within the next 30 days," said J. E. Lawrence, manager of the contract ing department who has taken of fices in the Wolverton block. A. Andrews, purchasing agent for the company, is in tho city and will start work immediately. This "girl.ess" system will be the only one Installed by this com pany in the northwest except at Portland where the head offices of the company are located. It is the very latest patent in these systems and reports from Portland are most encouraging as to their conven ience. "We will have most of our 1 ires in the business section of the city run in cables underground," said Mr. Lawrence, "and whero poles are used we have a multiple cable system which does away with the unsightly arms and loose and exposed wires. All the connections will be run into the cable and thus there will be no interruption as the result of storms. All the wires will be run into the cable from the cen tral office direct to the poles near est a subscriber's residence. An other Improvement on the old sys tem is that there is no battery with the telephone instrument. We have a ceutral energy, in other words, the batteries are at the ex change." CHICAGO GIVES MANY THOUSAND CHICAGO, April 24.—Chicago has been contributing at the rate of $100,000 daily. Contribution haa passed $100,000 and is expected, to | pass $1,000,000 by Saturday.