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SAGUACHE CRESCENT SAGUACHE. COLORADO. A Word with Investors. There is a class of investors who do take close and intelligent account of the conditions of a market, and whose fixed plan is to watch for ad- vantageous moments in which to buy or sell. It is impossible, says Alexas, tier D. Noyes. in Atlantic, to lay down rules for a policy in which success de- pends so largely on possession of a sort of financial instinct. Neither would it be u.~ful or wise to suggest what times should be chosen for sucl~ purposes by people engaged in specu- lating on a "'margin" with borrowed money. With such adventurers, the accident of an hour may offset the soundest reasoning adopted with a view to basic conditions. The bona- fide investor, however, will do well to keep his eye always on the rate for money in the Wall street market; be- cause, while the rise or fall in rates makes no difference to his own ca- pacity to invest, it may make all the difference in the world to the mass of speculators on borrowed money. If, for instance, stocks are advancing rap- idly, and the rate for money simul- taneously rising to high figures, it is a disadvantageous market in which to buy. The action of the money rate bears witness to the fact that reserves of loana ble capital have been strained to bring stocks to tile high prevailing figures--which usually means that be- fore long some of the speculators must let go their hold through inability to command further resources which brings about readjustment of pmces. This conclusion is so obvious that it would hardly need to be repeated, but for the fact that those are the very occasions when conviction that prices are going to a far higher level usaally seizes on Wall street. It is much to the interest of professional specula- tors to create such an impression. It they allow the contrary view to pre- vail, whom would they find to pay high prices for the stocks which they themselves are forced m sell? Conforming to the Law. Hey. Mr. Parkhurst, of New York, has been writing of the decay of posi- tive authority, whereat the Chicago Tribune ~ays it is the other way about; that with all allowance for the rules that are broken the average man of to-day obeys more positive injunctions than his ancestors were compelled to observe in the days of the heaviest tyranny, It adds: "A man cannot build a house upon his own land Wlth- out complying with the ordinances of the city, and hardly without obeying the dictation of a number of trades unions. He must adopt the sanitary conveniences which seem best to the city government. If the house is of a certain height he must provide it with fire-escapes. Arrangements for air and light must be in accordance with the rules. If he has a child he cannot decide for himself whether the child shall be taught or not. He must provide medical attendance for the members of his family. He cannot put his child to work under the age Df 14, He cannot give his daughter in marriage under the age of 16. He ~annot sell goods on the street with- ~ut a license, and there are many busi- nesses in which he cannot engage with- put a license. His carts must have tires of a certain wldth. His carriage, If an automobile, must bear a number, for which he is taxed. In a thou- sand petty ways his personal liberty is restricted, in the name of the law. The peril at the present day is not a growing disregard for positive author- ity so much as a belief in the efficacy Of legislation~ to cure all Ills. Almost every possible relation of man to man has been made the subject of a law, but the flood still continues." One of Mr. Carnegie's declared rea- sons for founding and munificently en- dOwing the institution at Washington that bears his name was that "the ex- ceptional man" might be discovered and developed. His purpose more particularly contemplated the excep- tional man in science, but he is anx- iously awaited and warmly welcomed whenever found in every relation of life, Soemtimes he appears when no special conditions have been prepared for him. Perhaps as often as not he comes to the front through eArcum- staaces apparently fortuitous, put which nevertheless call out responmve though unsuspected qualities in him. The e~ceptlonal man is not made to @rd~r. In fact he is not made at all, but comes to his own through oppor- tunlty. It is now ~Ite ~the correct tbing among the gilded young people of New York city to have gray or almost white hmr. So much admired have these "prematurely gray" folks De- eom~ of late that halrblanching is now nearly as commonly resorted to aa ma~3curlng. Here's another horror: A man dropped 50 feet from the top story of a Cincinnati building this wee~ and was not hurt in the least. They wq~e pickled pigs' feet, CONDITIONS IN SAN FRANCISCO NOW RAPIDLY IMPROVING San Franclsco.--At 3:15 o'clock this ,(~Vednesday) afternoon a shock of earthquake was felt. It lasted nearly h minute and caused considerable alarm and caused the death of one woman. A number of walls of burned buildings which were still standing in a weak condition were thrown down and frail buildings were considerably shaken, but the damage done was slight. The shock was also felt in Oak- land and Berkeley, but in these places To Rebuild More Beautiful San Francisco.--James D. Ph~.l,~n~, chairman of the Improvement assoe~- tion of the city, has dispatched tete- grams to Architect Daniel Burnham and his assistant, Mr. Bennett. who are in Chicago, to come immediately to this city to take up the work planned some two years ago. Burnham and Bennett are the originators of the plans to beautify San FranSisco and the committee does not want to take V~EW OF MARKET STREET, THe, C~NTRAL ]?0INT O]? TIlE 1}IS- ASTER. ,t was slight and of brief duration. The earthquake caused the death of Mrs. Annie W'hitaker, aged twenty-two years. Mrs. Whitakcr was at work in the kitchen of her home on Shotwell street, in the Mission.district, when the slmck came. The chimney, which had been left in a tottering co~ ditlon by the heavy quake last Wednes- day crashed through the roof upon the young woman and fractured her skull. Street cars are promised for to-mor- row morning and electric lights will be turned on to-morrow evening. This was a day of optimistic reports from all sides. "Conditions improv- ing" was the happy expression from those who have had charge of the self- imposed duties of caring for their less fortunate fellow townsmen during the last few days. In fact, now that the most important duty will hereafter be performed by the United States army, that of distributing the food and sup- plies which have been donated most lav- ishly by the people, the citizens of San Francisco have turned their attention to the details of the reconstruction o~ their business. There was resumption of business to an astonishing extent to-day, consider- ing the conditions throughout the resi- dent section. Retail stores were instruc~ed to reopen and the municipal goverSment has established a scale of prices for the most important com- modities, food, clothing, etc., which is even below that existing under normal conditions. Warning was given retail- ers that any effort on their part to charge exorbitant prices would result in summary action by the authorities. Gradually the national government is taking over the work of succoring the homeless and foodless thousands of San Francisco and to-morrow the representatives of the army will have charge of the gigantic task of issuing food to all those who still remain in the city. This development resulted from the meeting of the executive committee to- day and the work will be turned over to the quartermaster of this depart- ment, who will establish a complete system of issuing rations at all of the fifty-eight stations throughout the city. The lack of anything like an epi- demic of disease since the disaster that overtook San Francisco has sur- prised even the medical men. Every- where sanitary conditions are most sat- isfactory. Probably there has been less sickness at the Presidio camp than any of the others, and this may be attrib- uted to the fact that the people there have been sheltered, fed and directed by the army officers. The water problem is still a serious one. It was decided to-day that still further restrictions should be put upon the use of the water now available. Hereafter and until the system has been entirely inspected and repaired there is to be but one water "tap" for each block throughout the city. any final action until it has had a co.n- ference with them. Several of the foundries and factories located in the district mear the water front and south of Market street are preparing zo re- sume operations at the earliest possi ble moment. President's Proclamation. ~Vashington.--In a proclamation is- sued Wednesday President Roosevelt urges the American people now to send their contributions for the alleviation of the distress in San Francisco di- rectly to former Mayor James D. Phe- lan, chairman of the finance commit- teen in San Francisco, instead of to the FLOOD OF MONEY ARMY DISTRIBUTES FOOD Red Cross and Citizens' Committee Act Together~ Relief Fund Reaches Four and One-Half Millions and Still Coming. San Franclsco.--What to do with the immense amount of money that has been contributed to the relief of San Francisco's homeless was the question that received earnest consideration by all those now engaged in this all-im- portant work. So many inquiries had come to the heads of the various de- partments, civil and military, all ask- ing how and by whom the money so generously contributed would be ex- pended, that the Associated Press was asked to communicate to the country at large the plan for disbursing those funds, and the assurance that every dollar would be put to the use for which it was intended. All expenditures will be authorized by the finance committee of the citi- zens and Red Cross funds. The mem- bers of this committee are representa- tive bankers, business men and jurists of San Francisco. and Dr. Devine of the National Red Cross Society. This committee will audit all accounts and make a detailed report to the War De- partment, where a final audit and state- ment will be made. At noon Thursday the distribution of food to the city of San Francisco was formally turned over to the United States army, which will act under the system already described. Under this system many of the abuses that have prevailed in the giving out of supplies by the various local and outside relief organizations, each of whicb has acted independently of all others, will be dis continued and the direction of all the stations will be centralized in the de pot of the quartermaster of the arm) at this post under Major Dural. The reports from the leading hos pitals at the Presidio and at Golder Gate park to-day showed that the number of patients is less than yestel~ day. At the general hospital in the Presidio there were 550 patients Thurs- day, which is 200 less than the day be. fore. The decrease is probably duo to the fact that the privi- lege of free transportation ove~ the railroads of any part of the any part of the state expired at noon Thursday, and many of the patients who were snffering from minor in. juries and complaints left the hos. pitals in time to take advantage of the generosity of the railroads. There are now thirty hospitals in use. all of the smaller institutions es. t tablished during the confusion of the I first few days following the fire hay. ing been abolished and the patients re- moved to the larger establishments, Tuberculosis hospitals have been es. tablished separately from the others. The relief fund took a big Jump up. ward Thursday as a result of'th~ checking up of the second appropria. tion of Congress and the contributions of the citizens of Massachusetts. Th~ additional appropriation by Congres,, American Red Cross. The President was $1,500,000 and the sum sent by pays a high tribute to the work accom- Massachusetts was $500,000. The loca plished by the citizens' committee of receipts \Vednesday from out of town MAP OF SAW FRANCISCO--SHOWING DESTRUCTION BY ]FIRE. | he Black IAnes Show Approximately the District Burned Over. It Zn- eludes Practically All the Closely Settled Part of the City. San Francisco and indicates that the necessity for working through the Red Cross exclusively has passed. The bankers of Denver telegraphed $6,000 to Los Angeles to be used there for the purchase of supplies to be for- warded at once to San Francisco. UNIT~ID STATES :MINT. One of the Few St~uoturu in the Busine~ ~eatlon of the City Report~ Sav~ sources amounted to $2,112,701, and the local subscriptions to $1,250, rock- ling a total of $2,113,951. This brings out of town total to $4,228,437, the lo- cal total to $191,950, and the grand to- tal to $4,420,387. Hundreds of Refugees. Denver.--The second floor at ths west end of tbe Union depot was an active scene all day Wednesday. C.H. Reynolds. who is in charge of the relic! work, and his efficient helpers, worked steadily. Monday night 220 people ar- rived at 12:30 on the Rio Grande rail- road. A committee met them and they were escorted to the various hotels in the neighborhood, where arrangements had been made for their keep. Wed- nesday these people reported back an:l were fed and cared for. Some went out on their journeys early in the morning and some were e0mpelled to remain here until evening. Many re- ceived as high as three meals. At 7:30 Wednesday evening see. enty-five people came in on the Union Pacific from Cheyenne. These were fed and most of them con- on the Union Pacific from Cheyenne. These were fed and most of them con- tinued on out to Kansas City, St. Louis and the South at 8:30 in the evening. They went bver the Union Pacific MONEY AND CREDIT. Pressing Needs of San Francisco Fi. nance Committee. San Francisco.--James D. Phelan, chairman of the municipal finance committee, Sunday gave the following statement to the press: "The demands upon the finance com- mittee are very great and we do not see ho~ we can meet them if the pres-: ent conditions continue. There is no money in circulation. The banks are closed because they do not dare open their heated vaults, and when they do open them they will probably pay out slowly, as they realize upon their as- sets. They expect next week to cash the checks of well-known customers to the extent of $500 each. That meas- ure will help in a small degree the re- sumption of business. There is a suf- ficient food supply in sight for the present. But the great problem for us is ho~, to provide for the absolutely destitute, for the sick, the old, the chil- dren and all other dependent persons. "The means of support of the hos- pitals, orphans, religious and char- itable associations of all kinds are ab- ~solutely cut off. The l(~cal Red Cross estimate that $1,000 per day is neces- sary for the hospitals. They say At will take years to set the hospitals on their feet. We are formulating a plan to present to our committee by which more credit can be secured for the re- habitation of our workers, our institu- tions and the rebuilding of our city. Everybody is willing to work and to make necessary sacrifices, if the tools as it were, were put into their hands to re-establish the economic and so- cial conditions which prevailed before the fire. "Vv'e need large sums of money at low rates of interest. Such moneys would be amply secured, and, as in the case of Chicago, give us a new city and give to every body the means of resuming their ordinary vocations in life with the promise of an abundant reward for their steadfastness, within a period of less than five years. "Everybody is hopeful and courag- eous and the prosperous communities of the United States will, we are sure answer our call for help. Their spon- taneous and generous aid has deeply touched the hearts of our people." COUNTY JUDGES MEET. Colorado Association Discusses County Court Matters. Denver.--A first or preliminary meet- ing of the County Judges' Association of the state of Colorado was held at Judge Lindsey's chambers Saturday afternoon. There were present Judges William G. Alexander of Littleton, Juntas Hen- derson of Boulder, Joseph Newitt of Buena Vista, Roy H. Blackman of Georgetown, Fred N. Dickerson of Delta, Ben B. Lindsey of Denver, R. R. Ross of Trinidad, C. J. Scharnhorst ot Montezuma Thornton H. Thomas or Cripple Creek and Charles E. South- ard of Greeley. The object of the meeting was to dis- cuss proposed legislation first, matters pertaining to the County Court gener- ally, as to its jurisdiction and the ex: tension or limitation thereof, matters concerning probate laws, matters per- taining to the children's-laws, includ- ing the juvenile delinquent, the adult delinquent and the school law, the ~ child-labor law, anti-cigarette law, etc., matters pertaining to general practice. It was suggested that appeals from the~ county to the County Court be abol- ished. That the county courts of the state be given jurisdiction in felony cases, and that the county courts be made probation courts. A separate classification for county judges and clerks of courts of record was reco~n- mended. That the judges of courts of record be empowered by a general law to appoint and employ stenographers, to be paid out of tlae funds of the county, their compensation not to ex- ceed to atuount now allowed by law for stenqgraphers of the district courts. Also to pay for the services outside judges called to assist the county judges; that provision be made for the payment of clerks in the county courts of the state, out of the collections of the office; to draw some amendments to the juvenile law, increasing the age of delinquents to eighteen years, boys and girls, with a provision that the court can remand cases to the criminal court, if thought best to do so, by the judge of the court. Judges Southard, Henderson Alexan- der and Lindsey were appointed a spe- cial committee to frame bills for the laws indicated, and such laws as the committee may think proper, and pre- sent them to the next Legislature. Meetings will be held next fall and Winter. REFUGEES IN DENVER. Carefully Cared for by the Relief Com- mittee. Denver.--A throng of Denver people isited the Union station Sunday to watch the handling of the 400 San Francisco refugees that arrived on ,the four Union Pacific and Denver &.:Rio Grande trains: From 6arly morn until after midnight a :ss of humanity restlessly made its way in and out and back and forth'through the station and the train sheds. It is safe to say that at no other gathering of the masses that has taken place in Denver has there been such contrasts--contrasts in dress, contrasts in ages, station in social and business life. In the work of feedin and attending the refugees society women worked side by side with girls who, during the week, spend their days behind long counters in the big stores. There was no shirking. Everybody was more 'than willing to do the part assigned. The managers of the relief commit- tee seemed to have overlooked noth- ing. Children in arms and others just toddling were taken from the tired pa- rents immediately checked, thdn bathed and dressed in clean garments, sweet and clean. If ill or suffering from wounds, physiciavs attended them. Over 100 children, perhaps half babes in arms, were taken care of in the temporary nursery quarters in the station. BOWIE'SAN DEPOSED LEADER IN ZION TABERNACLE, HE DEFIES HIS TRADUC[ Has to Be Carried to the Only a Small Following of the ful Present--Building Crowded Strangers, Chicago.--Standing unsteadily with great effort before an 2,500 persons in Zion City Sunday afternoon, John Dowie charged his traducers if were present, to rise to their make their accusatk)ns before whole congregation. The followers of Voliva, the leader of Zion City's affairs, were at that moment gathered at a rival meeting. Those who listened to the Dowie for the most part were from other towns, brought in by hundreds by the electric cars and road trains. For over an hour crowd assembled in the waited for the appearance of the able "first apostle." Imme front of.the platform and in ~he loft were probably 150 of the Dowie was born bodily by tree wart negro attendants from aa room, up the stairs to the and deposited upon his feet elaborate prayer altar. He was tired in an apostolic robe of whitei gold and purple. Upon his head turban of marvelous pattern ered in purple and gold. He his address and sermon seated 'the altar. Only occasionally aroused to an unusual pitch of ness did he rise to his feet. Mrs. Dowie sat in a chair Dowie's followers in the con Except for the presences upon platform of former Mayor R. D. per, Dowie was alone, tie the hymns and led in prayer m a the firnmess and strength prised those who had been in dance upon him. He l)refaced his sermon with a Red denial of the charges against him, in the course of whiC exhibited much of his former fire. "They say I have taken the money, do they?" he "shouted. swers of "yes" and "no" c~?ee different parts of the audience. A in the rear nmre persistent than ers, was singled out by Dowie. ing a trembling finger at the Dowie continued: "Let that man up and give his name. Let him what money I took, and when." With all eyes focused upon him, man shrank in his seat. A guard ordered to compel him to stand, stood in shame-faced silence. Dowie rose to his feet and that any of those present who anything to charge against him so then and there. Displaying great emotion, scribed the sorrow he felt upon ing the news while in Mexico of volt among his people. He that he could not sleep until he the worst, and that his cup of was full when he found opt tha wife and son had deserted him. he paid a tribute to Mrs. Dowie. wife has some noble qualities," he "She was misled and imposed They used her until they were with her and then cast her aside. son played tricks upon me had ought not to have done, too, was deceived." Dowie made his first 6:30 this morning, when he a prayer and praise service, by 100 persons. Voliva also meeting at that hour, which largely attended. HISTORIC CHURCH Twenty.Third Avenue Church in Denver is Gone, Denver.--A succession of fires Capitol Hill district bounded by ] teenth ~nd Twenty-fifth avenueS, ion and Vine streets, at an early Sunday morning, kept the fire ment on the jump for hours, the beautiful Twenty-third Presbyterian church at avenue and Ogden street, Calvary Baptist church at fourth avenue and Ogden started minor blazes that might become serious in about twenty dences, gave the residents of neighborhood a big scarce and injured two brave firemen who miraculous escape from death. property loss will amount to 000. The cause of the fire crossing of the Denver Gas tric Company's wires with Colorado Telephone Company. heavy fall of wet, soggy Thursday last was the primary of all the excitement and the damage to ~erty. The big~ss ~as the eongre~On of'~ha Avenue Presbyteri~ church. this beautiful stone htructure, towering walls had Stood for the hill, a landmark of the which had been removed piece bY from the olde~ quarter of the the newer residende section is of ruins. The damage fire to the church is complete. damaged beyond repair. The walls of heavy stone have roof has collapsed, the burned--the church is gone. The ! age is estimated at $25,000 church and $5,000 to the furniture. The property is sated. Friar Land Fund. Rome.~The plan devised by ican for the division of the )aid by the United States for lands in the Philippines has ~roved by the Dominicans stantially agreed to by the other ious orders. The vatican will the principal and a portion interest will be given Philippine dioceses and the der to the religious orders of ands to be divided by them to the agreement.