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I I I II IIII I III I AT SAN FRANCIS- laLACES RICH AND POOR ON SAME LEVEL. ITS ON THE GREAT CATASTROPHE and Pauper Now Friends ~Rusine~" Being Conducted Amid the Ruins~Heir to Wealth Born ~a Sidewalk. San Francisco, Cal. This town is the level" in every sense "of the Writes Ri~ard Barry. You can Id on Tar fiat and see Telegraph With nO* obstruction but a few skeletons. South of Van ess avenue it is not even a junk heap. a~Ore ghouls are shot because there to steal, and they wilt have men to carry off the smashedi Russian, Telegraph and Nob] Which formerly made such metropolitan saddle the Golden Gate, look as they the prints of '49, when scrubby rambled across their barren They have been scraped of foul by a mighty muck rake. The of threefourths of the people annihilated, and as one walks If further proof were needed of ths leveling character of conditions it might have been seen yesterday after- noon, when "Mike" De Young, of the Chronicle, millionaire and political leader, stood in front of one of these little offices. Down the street in an automobile belonging to ex-Mayor James D. Phelan came Abe Real, the triumphant Republican boss. When he saw De Young he waved his hat and called out a hearty greeting, to whic~h De Young responded with a gay salute. For one not intimate with San Francisco to fully realize what this means he must be told that Real, Phelan and De Young are the respec- tive leaders of the most bitter and antagonistic political factions in the .west. If you still doubt that the millenium is upon us go down the street two blocks to where the relief committee is working 24"hours a day from the showroom of a vegetable grocer and you will find Gavin McNabb and Abe Reuf with chairs and arms touching, laughing at the same grlm ea?thquake jokes and putting the two craftiest heads in San Francisco together for the immediate relief of the afflicted. A week ago as the bosses respective- ly of the Republican and Democratic ranks, America could have afforded no more striking instance of deadly rivalry than would have been adduced by mention of these two names. Resurrecting a Dry Goods Store. From another cigar stand white- haired, esthetic Raphael Well is resur- recting the most fashionable dry goods store in the city. He is old. wealthy and practically retired. He could easily turn his back on San Francisco the desolation he slowly real- rand live the rest of his (lays, the one that the world can never knowI other place of his delight: but says has happened: that 100 Pompeiis he: "I shall stay here and see it all be Swallowed in these ruins and California in tragedy, as in all has shaken her jaunty fl~t in the history and written "finis" to Volume. ~cial Distinctions Leveled. et these smashed buildings and des- Streets do not present the sly- leveling. The material loss is but it does not stagger the imag- A few hundred millions will the hurt and there are many pep- to-day who think the shake- worth the leveling. Soci#ty is ground, face to face. Every barrier is swept away. The distinctions buih up in 50 years been obliterated with the same and finality shown by the toward ihe property. The loss Small, the loss of so'cial posi- COlossal. Down to the elements, counts but human loss. has momentar!ly lost its pur- r. Servants, luxury, hab- amity, feuds, hatred. and contempt have disap- Humanity is in the fiat and One is on the level. are a few random incidents I from the edge of the cataclysm: street, a" third-rate metro- artery, has become for the the business center of the ' Here, in dinky bakeries, cheap t Stores, tawdry photograph gel- and insignificant lodging nouses, all that is left of the great- institutions on the Pa- A sawmill that formerly men has its office in a that used to rent for one Week. A bakery that em- 300 carts before the fire is op- a hand laundry that was three women. The largest de- Store in the west is being from a soda water stand been roughly partitioned, the 14 by 16 feet space being used In a rear reproof similar ex- the exclusive heads go for fri- end coffee warmed over an al- lamp. for City Officials. see the chief of police in as easily as you could sheriff of the most backwoods in Arizona. He sits in the of a corner grocery and as on the sidewalk you glance face and hear his hearty The mayor issues his orders lodge room of a secret so- superior court is being a Jewish synagogue, while the County records are buried in the Masonic cemetery. newspapers that once occupied skyscrapers in the city operated from four little the same block, no one of than a 30-foot front depth. On one side of You can see the sign "Sub- Department," on the other Department," while on Wall is hung a rough sign, Department." Newspaper Office a ~clroom. Of the most fortunate papers~ maneuvering, has'managed a second-floor bed- nature of whose previoQp is attested by the notice from the chandelier, "Don't Blow Out the fhis tiny room. around two is congregated the Jour- talent that formerly conducted organ from a suite of in one of the most magnifl- in the west. 10,000 Acres Burned Over. Well-known Oakland engineer that the area devastated by the L San Francisco approximates 10.- or about 15 square miles. cities in the world where property is contained equal territory. Within this 15 miles were nearly 100 banks, finest buildings in the thousands of mercantile and establishments, and 230,000 inhabitants, besides up again just as it was---with perhaps one difference, it will be about twice as good." Up and down all the streets one can see curbstone fires, where the peo- ple are cooking their meals in obedi- ence to the municipal order to light no fires in the houses. They being without large ranges, small kitchen stoves, improvised sheet iron ovens and the old brick Dutch ovens are used and from which are turned out some wonderful concoctions. Most of the servants have either run away or been sent away and the peo- ple who get their own meals out of doors are among the best in the city. Cooking their dinners in the streets may be seen girls who have been edu- cated at Stanford, Berkeley, Vassar and Bryn Mawr. Spreckels Heir Born on Sidewalk. But of all the astounding leveling feats accomplished by the fire and earthquake the most remarkable oc- curred in front of the Pacific avenue home of Rudolf Spreckels. son of the president of the sugar trust. There on the sidewalk, behind some screens Mrs. Spreckels was safely delivered of a handsome and healthy son. It is a free state, everyone beginning over again, rich and poor alike, just as the front rank broke from the line the day Oklahoma territory was opened to settlement. Not Fair Shake; Start Again. Young men who can swing a small capital to-day wtll be millionaires in a few years. Millionaires who to-day are walking the streets mourning over their ill-luck will never again be flush. San Francisco, queen city of chance, born of the gambling fever, bred of the gambling energy, dreamed out of a gambler's visions of wealth and glory, with a fierce and terrible grandeur, has smitten all who loved her and said to the half million who had,sworn by her: "It's not a fair shake; start again." Rescue Insane People. Many stories of heroism lie buried in ' the ruins, but some tales that make the heart tingle are slowly filtering through official sources. This is the story of the noble work performed by Mrs. Kane matron of the Detention hospital, and Policeman John McLean, who was de- tailed there the night of the great earth- quake. The insane patients at the ruined city hall were kept in locked cells, from which only the keys of the stewards could free them, At the hour of dawn on that fatal Wednesday morning, the structure in which the courts were housed was the first to fall. The weight tense- nervous energency and the officer the detention hospital, which was on the ground floor. Steward Manville was so badly injured by the falling ruins that he died two days later. Mrs. Kane and Policeman McLean, however, man- aged to rush outside to momentary safety, Both of them are well advanced in years, but the nurse is a woman of in- tense nervous energy and the officer Is a man of giant frame. As soonus they reached the open court fhey were greet- ed. by the t errified shrieks of the insane that pierced through the smoking rulns around; They refused to leave thelz" helpless charges, and both went back into the-6haotic debris. New" B~dings Are Planned. The work of rebuilding San Fram cisco will proceed rapidly. Mrs. Her- man 0elrichs of New York has agreed to repair the Rialto building and to build again on the site of the Crossley~ She and~her sister, Mrs. W. K. Vander- bilt, Jr., have also stated that they will put up solid office structures on their MontgOmery street site. To Ask Loan of Congrsss. Congress may be asked to appropri- ate $100,000,000 to rebuild a new metropolis on the Pacific coast on the site of the devastated city, the money to be loaned on real estate security for 25 years at two per cent. per an- num. This project, it is said, will be ]aid before the president and the leaders of both political prties in congress by Herbert Law, a San Francisco capital- 1st, after a conference with the lead- ing business men of the city. WhSHININN LETTER PROPOSALS IN REGARD TO NI- AGARA FALLS. FRAMING NEW LEGISLATION Interesting Theory of a Former U. S. Consul--Root of All Languages in Samoan Tongue--De- natured Alcohol, ASHINGTON. ~ A striking proposal has been made to ttle river and hal'- bor committee of the house, which is engaged just now in framing legislation to the- serve the beauty of Niagara Falls. One of tile llower zolvpanies, which has a charter to use watc, r from the Niagara river and v,,lii,-lt would be cut off from th~ en- Ioylnent of this charter by the enact- ment of Chairman Barton's bill, has JI'f6r(:(i, ill case it i~ perndtted to u,,~ a portion of the water conceded hy its :ha:ter, to I.er.orul an eAgifleering teat which, instead of diminishing the glor? of the falls, will greaHy enhance .ta .spectacular beaut y. This coral)any, known as the Ni- tgara County Irrigation & Water Sup- .NY company, l)lans, at its own ex- i)ense, to excavate the bed of Nia~;ura :ire., above the falls so that nearly 50 9er cent. more water will flow over "he American falls every second than sow ?lows over the same spot ;t".(1 tb:~t, :oo. after all the water needed has veen ,lieerted for mechanical purposes. &t pro, sent, according tO the engtllqers, lhe average fall of water over the American fails is 27.900 cubic feet of water a second. After the proposed ~xca~ation the fall will be 40,000 cubic Ieet. that in Samoa he had discovered the earliest reducible language. Mr. Rico sent this letter to Senator ,~ittredge, a member of the United States senate from South Dakota, suggesting that some means be found by which Mr. Churchill could devote his life work to the prosecution of his philological researches. Senator Kittredge brought the matter to the attention of Mr. L. A. Coolidge, formerly a leading Jour- nalist of Washington and a man of scientific knowledge and attainments. Mr. Rice's rare discovery was dis- cussed and it at once excited the deep- est interest among scientific men in this city. It was determined to or- ganize a philological society for the purpose of encouraging Mr. Cuurchill's work. The society was organized by the election of Hen. W. L. Chambers, for- merly chief Justice of the Samoan court, as president; Mr. Westcott, sec- retary; Mr. L. A. Coolidge, treaslrer. Judge Chambers knew Mr. Churchill when the latter was in the consular service in Samoa and knew of his de- votion to the study of the Samoan language and has great confidence in his ability to establish the theory that lhe Samoan ianguage is the father of ~aH languages. In union with the Na- ~ional Geographical society the Wash- i ingron Philo~.ogi(al sociely bro~.ght /_\Ir. Churchill to VVashington a few idavs ago and the latter de'.ivered a ,, 'most instructive and Illuminating ad- Idress embodyilg his favorite theory m)der the litle of "The Reduction of the Samoan ROd,.." Cnn~oete with Gasoline. tIERE has passed in the house cf reD: esentatives a kill. Ihe friends cf wMch a:e tl'ying to l)ersua.qe the farmers and frail growers of the (Pantry will meaE unto!d millions of wealth to them from a new indus- try. This the bill removin; the tax According to the same engineers, from denatured alcohol. By ma'~lug who have been living near the falls for alcohol tree I rom internal revenu:~ tax, that is alcohol manufactured from po- 20 years, the present use of power has i tatoes, corn and other products aLer not affected the spectacular appear-' ~nce of the falls so that it could be .it. has been rendered unfit for beve.-age visible to the eye and they declare Ir medicinal uses and by mixture with {hat if all companies now under char- suitable denaturing m_~ter,als a new ter should be permitted to use water to the limit of their charters the dif- ference in the spectacular appem~ance ~f the cateract would still be unap- ~reciable not nearly as great a change as is wrought by an ordinary wind on Lake Erie from the south- west or northeast which varies the depth of water on the crest of the falls frequently as much as three feet. ~or Utilitarian Purposes. 0ME interesting comparisons have been laid before the river and har- bor committee. One of the com- panies, for in- s t a n c e, proposes that it be I)ermtt- ted to use 17,900 cubic feet of~vater a second. This, it is figured, at a fall of 295 feet would produce 450,000 horse power. The use of this amount of horse power means new employment for 228,000 men, rep- resenting a population of 1,140,000. Based upon the census population of 1900 it would yield gross annual prod- ucts to the amount of $514,000,000. The value of all the farm property in the state of New York in 1900 was $1,069,- 00~),000, the income from which at 20 per cent. would be $213,000,000, which is only about 40 per cent. of $514,000,- 000. It is also estimated that the use of power to this extent will save 3,000,- t)00 tons of coal a year, representing an annual disbursement of $7,500,v00, If. this could be accomplished by the use of 17,900 cubic ,feet of water per second, it is easily figured how much ~ould he accomplished by the use of the entire force of the falls, which is 222,000 cubic feet per second. Of course, that will never be realized; be- cause it Is plain that the people will not permit the entire force of the falls to be devoted to utilitarian purposes; but something of what it signifies may be judged from the words of Daniel Webster who said at Rochester In t844: "If the Thames had a fall of 250 feet within the limits of London London would not be a tows, but would be the whole world." Philological Research. HE Carnegie insti- tute is going to make it possible to discover the root of all lan- guages, if money c a n accomplish that result. Rep- resentations have been made to it that have com- manded at once H5,000 ~or the presecution of a re- eareh Into this interesting subject. At the instance of the Washington Philological society the Carnegie in- stitute has authorized William Church- ill, of New York, formerly United States consul in Samoa, to complete a most interesting investigation which he has been presecuting and which he believes will unquestionably prove that the root of all language is in the Samoan tongue. The Washington Philological society Is of recent origin and owes its being to the interest exc.'~d by Mr. Church- [ll's most interesting researches. Not long ago Mr. Churchill wrote to a for- mer classmate in the class of '82 at Yale. Mr. James Rice. a letter in ~'kl,~ he seemed to prove most clearly industry has been estahlished. This alcohol is expected to form a staple product of the country and be used as fuel and in the manufa, ctures and ia the running og explosive engine~. Iu Germany the bulk ot denatured alcohol is used for the purpose of light, fuel and heat. A lamp is made which produces a very strong, steady aad high grade light by the nse og alco- hol. Experiments have been made with this lamp which show that one gallon of alcohol is equal to two gal- lons of kerosene fcr lighting purposes, l During the pas~ Iew months exi:eri- fments have been made in adapting gasoline power engines to the use of alcohol. In Germany this has bees successfully done for a number of years. There they mix 25 per cent. of the gasoline with the alcohol and ob- tain a more ready ignition of the fluid. The experiments in this country show that alcohol can be used by itself and ~the operation of the engine with its use is perfect. It is estimated that there are 300,- 000 motor engines in use in this coun- try and the number is growing greatly every year, the annual output being more than 100,000. These engines are used on the farm for pumping water cutting feed, filling silos, threshing grain and all the uses to which a sta- tionary power on a farm is adapted. The abjection to the use of gasoline is [the danger of fire to farm buildings. The gasoline fire cannot be quenched with water. This danger is minimized by the use of alcohol, as an alcohol fire can be extinguished by use of water, Waste of Crops. HE possibilities of mm ! this new indus- try read like the dreams of Mulber- ry Sellers. By turning potatoes and corn into al- cohol a t:e~ler prlc~ for those crops can be oh- tained and at the same time the farmer can have ~t hand a conveni- ent fuel and light and material for running all his farm machinery. A bushel of corn will make almost five proof gallons of alcohol. The corn has averaged in price tor some years past about 43 cents a bushel. Alcohol after it has been denatured by the use of crude wood ah-ohol is worth about 20 cents a gallon. This would mean that a bushel of corn could be turned into about 90 cents worth of denatured al- cohol. At the same time where corn is cheap and where potatoes are cheap this alcohol can be made cheaper than the price for which gasoline and kero- sene sell. In Europe the principal ma- terial for the manufacture of dena- tured alcohol, is the potato, but corn seems to be the best material found in this country. It does not need to be the highest grade of corn or potatoes, so that the farmer expects to be able to utilize a great deal of what has hitherto been waste in his cro/)s. He can sell for food his largest and best potatoes and then turn the smaller and immature fruit into alcohol. If his corn should not all be perfect he can use it up in a profitable way by mak- ing it into alcohol to run his automo- bile, his motor launch or his farm ma- chinery. Other grain, such as oats and wheat, that does not come up to the standard, can also be utilized and the visions of wealth now dancing be- fore the eyes of the iarmer are wry attractive. 90LORAD0 NEWS ITEMS A meeting of the Transcontinental Passenger Association will be held at Colorado Springs in July. The Chinese in Denwr raised $203.50 to be sent to the aid of their suffering countrymen in Sail Francisco. Denver sent seventeen carloads of provisions and clothing to San Fran- cisco two days after the earthquake. Congressman Brooks w~res that the Postoffice Department has allowed Alamosa, a free delivery route running south hlto the country fifteen miles. Over 300 people attended the gohle- wedding of ,lud~9 and Mrs. W B. \Vat- son at Silver(LYe April 23d. it was the first golden wedding ev~': cele- brated in Silverton. N. A. Litsey, at. Bailey, in Park county, recently caught an unusually large mink in a trap. ']'he animal fs three and one-half feet long and weighs forty-one pounds. It is a beautiful specimen. W. E. Swartz, one of the leading building contractors af Denver, who had done the carpenter work on a large number of the principal buildings in the city, (lied at his home in Denver a few da3s ago. ,]ohn A. Ficdler, an old resident of Colorado Springs, was round (lead in his bed on the morning of April 23d. Mr. Fiedlcr was one of the besbknown stage drivers on the road in the early days of Cripple Creek. Fred err, a miner, aged lhirty, mar- ried. was frilled, and James Tal- be, t, forty-five years old. single, was mortally injured by au explosion in the Moffat shaft on Rock hill. Call- ;'ornia gulch, at I,eadville, April 24th. Mr. (}ifford PinchoI. head of the .~overlllll(~nt fores!l'~ dei)artnlent, has S~,llI out no)ices that vaug(w examina- tions will be held tt~ Durango, Salida, Gh nwoo(1. Ouray, Sulphur Springs, May 14th. Supervisors examinations M~~ lsth, all large cities. "file county conlnlissioners of t:re- nlont county are workiug Iwcu:3-1ive convicts on the new wagon rr, aq lO the coal canlps from Brewster. "['tlis is the first public work done by convicts since the new law was passed. These cogvicts will he employed all sut,-)m~ r by the county. Deaths in Colorado for March num- bered 963. Of this number twenty- nine were front diphtheria, typhoid and sea,'let fever. As eomptp'ed with the previous month there was a de- crease of diphtheria and scarlet fever eases and an increase of smallpox and typhoid. Philip Fitch, a senior at ~Colorado College, has been awarded a fellow- ship in physics at the University of Chicago upon the recommendation of the deparnnem faculty. Fitch is a graduate of the East Denver high school, and has taken an active part in Colorado College athletics. The following rm'al free delivery routes have been orderedestahlishedin Colorado. to commence service June l ; Lafayette, Boulder county, route No. I. population served 430. number ot houses on route, 112; Rifle, Garfield county, route No. 1. population served 409, number of houses on route 117. Col. F. T. Davis U. S. A., adjutant of the Department of the Colorado, fin- ished his inspection of the Colorado state troops April 23d at Battery A armory, in Denver. The work has prac- tically taken three weeks. All things considered, he states that he finds the state troops in excellent condition. In a report just completed by State Engineer T. VC J~ycnx the contenHons o~ the county commissioners of Ouray county as to the boundary line be- tween Ouray and San Juan counties are upheld. This will settle the dis- pute unless the San Juan county com- missioners take the matter into court. Every one of the eighteen camps, Woodmen of the World. in Denver, was represented a~ a meeting of consul coInmanders and clerks held Friday night. One thousand dollars was ap- propriated for the immediate relief of the sufferers in San Francisco. Ar- rangements were also made to swell this fund to $5,000 within a few days.. One of the large mountaPn-climbing engines of the Santa Fe blew up in the raih'oad yards at Trinidad, April 22d, just as the engine, pulling a long train of cars, had entered the yardS. The engineer and fireman had a miraculous escape from death. They were blown through the open windows of the cab for some distance on each side of the engine and only sustained a few bruises. Patents have been granted to Colo- rado investors as follows: William Cooper, Denver, automatic ~xhan.~t ; James S. Harris and J. R. Hoskin, Cen- tral City, rock drill chuck; Isaac P. Lambing, Denver, gold savl~g appa- ratus; Vv'iltls E. Phillips, CMlbran, camera attachment; Michael A. Sal- mon, Denver, nail receptacle; Solomon Schwayder, Denver, recePtacle f ~r stor- ing alcoholic liquors. Governor McDonald and Auditor Bent have received a report from Experts E. F. Rundlett and John M. Saxton con- eerning the amount due the state from Conejos county on account of the shortage of former County Treasurer C. H. Brickenstein. The total as)punt due the state, it appears, ls $1,125, and it is grated that at the next meeting of the county commissioners at Alamosa action will he taken np to settle up this account. The passenger department of the Den- ver & Rio Grande has Just issued a new book on Colorado agriculture. It is entitled "Fertile Lands of Colorado." In the introductory it is announced that the railroad has no lands for sale and is interested in booming no par- ticular section, and that the book is for information. The book takes up agriculture, stock raising, irrigation and Mndred topics and also shows the advantages that each section has to offer. Joseph H. Uacon, brother of Judge Thomas Macon, and a pioneer, who crossed the plains with a team in the early '60s, died at Denver, April 25th, at the age of eighty-one years. He is sm'vived by a widow and five chil. dren, three sons, Howard. an artis~ on the Denver Republican; H. D. and Ed- win Macon of Routt county, and three daughters, Mrs. A. H. Bacon and Mrs, E. L. Guesner of Denver. Judge* 5I~- crn was his only living brother, [FROM COLORADO RELIEF BEING RUSHED TO SAN FRANCISCO. AID IN MONEY AND GOODS Cities and Towns Outdo Themselves in Liberality~Tralnload After Train- load Dispat,hed to Stricken City. The Denver dailies are filled with special dispatches from all sections Of Colorado telling of the lavish gifts el the people for the relief of'San Fran- cisco. The following appear in two days' issues; Denver.--A. J. Spengel ef the Cham- ber of Commerce relief committee, stated Wednesday night that the com- mittee had all the money needed to pay for the provisions which have been sent to San Francisco. If further funds are required for additional supplies an* other appeal will be made later. Greeley--Last night the town coun- cil appropriated $50 to the San Fran- cisco relief fund and the following sut~ scriptions were made to-day: Union Bank, $50, Weld County Savings Bank, $50; Greeley National Bank, $100, and the First National Bank $10(L Kersey and Lucerne have each donated a carload of potatoes. The prospect is good that two more carloads witl be donated by next Saturday. Red Cliff. This place has contrib- uted $10S.50 toward the fund for the re- lief of the earthquake sufferers at San Francisco. Kinnikinnick Circle No. 453, Women of Woodcraft, voted $25 toward the fund. There are but forty members of the circle and the dona- tion equals that of many of the wealthy and large lodges of the cities. The council appropriated $50. The rest was made up by citizens. Alanmsa.--The citizens of Alamosa, the Elks. the Chamber of Commerce and the Knights of Pythias to-day ~'aised $175 for the San Francisco "earthquake sufferers. Boulder.--The Woodmen of the World to-day telegraphed $50 to San Francisco brethren. Puebto.--Nearly a quarter of a mil- lion pounds of miscellaneous supplies were sent from this city in ~ he four car- loads forwarded to the earthquake suf- ferers in the past four days. Much of this material was of a kind to make high value in small compass and weight, and if Pueblo's contributions had been made up in bulky objects it would have required more than one trainload to carry them to their desti- nation. Aspen.--Aspen rolled its Califo~nia relief fun d up to $1,435 to-day with sev- eral mines, including the great Smug- let, yet to be heard from. Several As- pen people were among those who had exciting experiences in the earthquake disaster, but none suffered seriously. Golden. At a very enthusiastic mossmeeting held here last evening arrangements were made to give -ub. etantial aid to the California~.desHtute. One thousgnd three hundred dollars was collected to-day and nineteeL boxes of clothing and a quantity ef bedding were shipped. The Golden people who have friends and relatives in the stricken cry have received word that all are s~tfe. Carbondale. -- Carbondale farmers and business men responded nobly. Minimum car potatoes leave to-night; another to-morrow night. Silverton.--The committee which was appointed by Mayor Melton to gather funds for the San Francisco suf- ferers began active work to-day and aa a result $1,000 was sent to the Denver ChaInber of Commerce to-night to swell the relief fund. The city appro- priated $100, the county a like sum, and the First National Bank $100. The remainder was made up of individual subscriptions. In ~ddition. the Wood- men of the World gave $100. Silver- ton will raise fully $1,500 in cash, and this, after a winter of unprecedented misfortune. Montrose.--This city is responding liberally to the relief fired for the earthquake sufferers in California. A carload of vegetables is being fur- nished by farmers and will be ready for shipment within the next two days. A subscription paper is also being cir- culated among the residents and $600 has been raised, which sum will be increased to at least Sf,000. Salida.~The City Council held a spe- cial meeting last night and acted upon & petition signed by fifty representa- tive business men and ~ppropriated $500 for the relief of the California earthquake "sufferers. This is but the commencement of the work here for the San Francisco people. Salida.--A trainload of refugees from San Francisco passed through Salid~. this afternoon. They stopped here for dinner and about 250 people were fur- nished food by the city. These refu- gee, s are being transported from the coast to various parts of the country free of charge. Silverton.~Mr. and MrS. Vincent Moran and Mrs. Mary J. Moran, mother of the latter, who were until lately residents of Denver and who have bees reported by the Denver papers as pos- sible victims of the San Francisco dis- aster, have written a relative here that al are safe, but undergoing great priva. tions. Their home was burned and they are now camping out and ahor~ of food. Boulder.~The women of the Baptist. Chursh in this elty made fifty-six comforters yesterday and this morn- ing, getting'them ready to send off with the many other contributions in the second special carload of provlsions which has left Boulder. The women urgency of the cause. committee In mittee of the expects to A was dol- tnis city wiI1 oe in excess of $1,500.