The Daily Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 119, Ed. 1 Sunday, April 29, 1906 Page: 2 of 44
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EXAMINE YOUR POLICIES
And see if the companies in which you are
insured are able to pay their San Francisco
losses and continue in business.
The following companies are represented exclusively by us:
Queen - 3,722,651
At risk in San
We also represent exclusively the Northern of London, with
estimated fire risks in San Francisco of $4,295,200. Their losses
will be paid by direct remittance from London out of their assets
We deal in reliable indemnity, not cheap insurance.
PIPER & STILES,
Fire Insurance Agents.
Corner Commerce and Soledad. Telephone No. 1.
Geo. C. Eichlitz & Co.
General Insurance Agents:
Rooms 16 and 17 Kainpmann Building
We represent the following companies:
Liverpool and London and Globe of England.
Home Insurance Company of New York.
Hartford Insurance Company of Hartford.
New York Underwriters of New York.
Providence Washington of Providence, R. 1.
Net surplus and cap;
The insuring public will appreciate the above without detailed ex-
planations, as their record is above reproach.
We Are Sole Agents of the Above Companies
To The Insuring Public.
We represent the following companies:
Commercial Union Ass. Co. of England, $39,000,000
Scottish Union & National, Edinburg, - 35,000,000
Phoenix Assurance Co., London, - - - 25,000,000
London & Lancatshire, London, - - - - 17,000,000
Insurance Co. of North America, - - - 12,000,000
Fireman's Fund of San Francisco, - - 7,000,000
We have received advices from all companies
to the effect that all losses will be paid and all compan-
ies will continue business and afford the best protec-
WE CHALLENGE COMPARISON.
332 W. Commerce St.
TO POLICY HOLDERS
The American Insurance Company
OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Total Assets . . $6,000,000
Net Surplus . . $2,400,000 f
Total Losses at San Francisco, $800,000
CLARA E. SPRUCE,
Alamo National Bank Building.
Our losses will be promptly paid in the future as
in the past.
To Policy Holders
Citizens Insurance Co.
Of Missouri^St. Louis
Our San Francisco losses will be paid promptly and business
continued without Interruption.
CITIZENS policies are GUARANTEED by the HARTFORD
FIRE INSURANCE CO., of Hartford, Conn., with
Assets - $ 16,06 1,027.OO
Net Surplus 85, 124,820.00
MRS. CLARA E. SPRUCE, Agent
Citizens Insurance Co. of Mo.
San Antonio, Texas.
THE SAN ANTONIO DAILY EXPRESS: SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1908.
der of the relief fund for the purchase of
supplies In the East. Upon corrobora-
tion of this statement by Mr. Metcalfe,
Mr. Phelan pimply remarked that there
was only F>lh,000 a -allable In cash to his
order at the mint, and the strictest econ-
omy would be necessary.
"We need money," said Mr. Phelan,
"and the country should not be led into
the belief that millions are on hand to
relieve the destitute people."
Both Mr. Metcalfe and Dr. Do vine en-
dorsed Mr. Phelan's remarks, and volun-
teered to apprise Washington of the sit-
uation. The generous appropriation of
Congress had been counted upon by the
finance committee, and the knowledge
that only a small amount of this would
be placed in their hands was somewhat
of a shock.
The question? of the use of the Federal
troops to assist in the preservation of
the peace and good order of the city de-
veloped a unanimity of opinion among
the civil and military authorities. A let-
ter from General Greeley, commanding
the United States troops on c^uty here,
to Mayor Sohmitz was read in the com-
mittee meeting. The General stated that
the War Department looked with doubt
on the continued use of the army in po-
licing San Francisco, and added that
while he personally was willing to con-
tinue any work of relief, sanitation or
otherwise, he could not sanction the use
of the army on non-military duties an
hour beyond such obvious necessity, and
asked for a written statement from the
mayor in order that there might b» no
doubt or apprehension on his part as to
the need of Federal forces*
Mayor Schmitz, in commenting rn
General Greeley's letter, said that the
Federal troops had given immeasurable
assistance to the city since the disas-
ter of April IS, and he asked the com-
mittee formally to approve of his action
in asking the military to take charj •;
and, furthermore, that the committee in-
quest that this control be continued.
After Dr. Devine of the Red Cross had
added his endorsement of the Mayor's
remarks, the motion to request that the
troops be permitted to remain was then
Victor H. Metcalf, Secretary of Com-
merce and Labor, read his report to
President Roosevelt and the President's
reply thereto. Mr. Metcalf's report was
a most comprehensive one and fully stat-
ed the conditions existing in San Fran-
cisco at the present time. Its conserva-
tive tone and the lucidness with which
the effects of the disaster were put will,
it is believed, go far toward enlightening
the powers at. Washington on any and
all points on which they may have fe't
any doubt. Both General Greeley and
General Funston made brief statements
today, in which they expressed the be-
lief that the strong support of the mili-
tary is now and will be for some time to
come necessary for the regulation of the
city and assistance to the civil author-
The influx of sightseers and relic-hunt-
ers is adding to the troubles of the au-
thorities and to the discomfort of those
still residing in San Francisco.
From early in the morning until late at
night every boat from across the bay i
brings hundreds of people whose sole |
purpose in visiting the city is to dig-
among the ruins and carry off such arti-
cles of value as they are able to find
with a small amount of effort. Laden
with baskets, bags and satchels, they
come, eager to grab from the streets and
homes anything that may have possible
historical or pecuniary value. Toward
nightfall they wend their way across the
bay, carrying the heavy profits of the
Although strict ordera were given at
the beginning of the military rule that
9ll persons detected in the act of looting
should he shot, the rigor of this regula-
tion has been relaxed and now the army
of looters is in full possession of the
Loot is Rich.
Throughout Chinatown and along Kear-
ney street where bazars filled with Ori-
ental wares stood, the harvest of loot
has been particularly rich. Men. women
and children, fearing neither the pres-
ence of military nor the danger of the
tumbling walls, swarm about the rums
with great profit to themselves.
Many residence sites have been
starched and articles of gold, silver and
china carried away. The banks have
established guards about their premises,
but very few of the owners of houses
have taken this precaution.
At the ruins of the Hopkins Art Insti-
tute and the Stanford residence guards
are maintained, and yesterday two wom-
en who had been gathering relics at
other houses along Pine and California
Streets, complained1 vigorously agnmst
the refusal of the guards to permit them
to enter upon the ruins where the Stan-
lord and Crocker homes once stood.
Among the ruins of many of the fam-
ily hotels the looters have been very
fortunate, and in the ashes of pawn-
brokers' establishments they gathered
trinkets which no money will ever re-
One of the greatest and in a measure
most irreparable losses resulting from
the fire is the magnificent libraries of
San Francisco. Library after library,
until the total exceeded 1,000,000 volumes,
disappeared in the fire that swept over
No accurate estimate can be made c.f
the monetary worth of the books de-
stroyed, but it is believed that thVir
market value was in excess of $3,000,000.
The Public Library was the eighth larg-
est institution of its kind in the United
Of all the big libraries in San Francisco
Correct and Seasonable
EVERY requisite of the well-dressed man finds its best impression in the
incomparable showing of our Swell Spring Spring Suits. Nowhere is
there such a vast assortment of high-grade, high-tailored suits ready to put
on and wear, to be found under one management. Our two stores are loaded
to the guards with all the newest and richest patterns in the latest styles
SeeLSon©.ble Offerings ir\ Men's
Spring styles in Worsteds, Cassimeres, Cheviots and
Fancy Mixed Fabrics in single and' double breasted
styles. All sizes for men and young men at the follow-
MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S HAND-TAILORED
SUITS—-That you actually pay from 540.00 to $60.00 at
your tailors. We give you the style, the workmanship and quality.
All the new shades iu grays and fancy mixed colorings are found here.
BOYS* Knee Pants Suits, ages 6 to 16, fine cheviots,
worsteds, blue serges and fancy cassimeres. The Prices
2.50 - 8.50
Wash Suits in white a.nd plain colors $1 to $5
FANCY Wash Suits iu Blouse, Russian, Norfolks
and Buster Brown styles
BOYS* HATS AND CAPS. TAM O SHANTER.S, SH1FLTS, WAISTS
AND UNDER.WEAR IN THE NEWEST STYLES.
MEN'S HIGH GRADE
You are advised not to invest
iu a pair of shoes until you have
seen our spring shapes in
EDWIN CLAPP Bench-
Made Shoes, all styles of
leathers; high and low cuts
§5.50 to $7.00
Walk=Overs $.150 and $4
Frank Bros.' Special $5
We have just received a new
shipment of imported Panamas,
in all the latest shapes
$5. $7.50 and $10
See Our Fancy Hat Bands,
25c and 50c.
Straw Hats SI.50 to $5
Stiff and soft hats iu Knox,
Havves and Stetson's
$3. $5 & up
B, $»*»• J90S
, PLAZA^J ALAMO MJUf
(no alonp is intact, but luckily th.it one
Is ot" great value, the Bancroft I.ihrory,
containing an immense collection of his-
torical works, situated at Twenty-sixth
and Valencia streets, is undamaged. This
I oiiection was purchased some time ago
hy the University of California and
doubtless will be taken to Berkley for
the use of the students as soon as pos-
Mayor Schmitz today received many
cablegrams which had been delayed from
everv quarter of the globe, all express-
ing 'sympathy for the people of San
A HUNDRED MILLIONS CASH.
Report of Condition of San Francisco
Banks Shows Large Amount of
Ready Money on Hand.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., April 2S.—AU
of San Francisco's forty-four banks,
thirty-two commercial and twelve sav-
ings, will he relocated within the area
of the burned district.
Inspection has revealed the fact that
the vaults in every Instance have ic-
mained intact, but with probably two or
three exceptions the fine bank buildings
were utterly destroyed. According to I he
statements filed by these banks with the
Bank Commissioner, January 1 last, the
value of the buildings aggregated 58,-
Add to this total the valuation
TO POLICYHOLDERS HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY:
HARTFORD, Conn., April 21, 1906.
To J. B. HEREFORD, General Agent, Dallas, Tex.:
The record for honorable dealing and prompt payment made hy
the Hartford Fire Insurance Company at Chicago, Boston and Balti-
more will be continued at San Francisco. There is reason to believe
that the surplus of the company is amply sufficient to pay all demands
likely to be made upon it, nevertheless, the directors of tho company
have already taken action providing for the prompt, payment of all
losses incurred, however great they may prove to be, and for the active
prosecution of business in accordance with tho hitherto liberal policy
of the company under conditions of financial security. Agents antl
policyholders may continue to rely upon the Hartford. In the future,
as in the past, it will continue to afford unsurpassed facilities for
handling desirable business of all classes.
GEORGE L. CHASE, President.
Net Surplus 5,124,820
If you desire insurance that insures see the nearest agent of the
GEORGE C. EICHLITZ & CO., Agents.
San Antonio, Texas
Fred J. Johnston (Bi. Co.
INSURANCE, Moore Building.
We have heard from all the Insurance Companies in our office and are advised
that they will pay all their losses fn the San Fran- i*eo fire, hence our patrons need
have no anxiety concerning; the policies we have written.
of premises occupied by the ten National
banks, $927,295, and the aggregate is $6,-
992,327. Two-tiiirds of this valuation rep-
resents the land value of the banking
sites and, therefore, is not lost, so the
net loss to the banks is about $2,330,000,
a sum which in no way impairs their
financial standing. The money on hand
in the thirty-two banks of the commer-
cial class at the time was $lti,551,-ilt4,
while the savings banks have coin en
hand to the amount of $3,S9S,SKO. Add to
this the $10,030,/t>o in specie in the vaults
of the ten National banks, and there is
an aggregate of $30,571,023 in coin imme-
diately available. The amount of money
due the three classes of banks from other
banks and bankers was $37,987,090, of
which, however, only $18,00,000 is due from
outside banks, the balance being due
from other San Francisco banks.
This brings the total money within its
reach up to more than $48,000,000. In ihe
line of convertible securities the banks
held stocks and bonds valued at $91,191,130.
One-third of this total represents United
States bonds. This one-third, $30,000,000,
brings the grand total of money within
reach of San Francisco banks up to $7S,-
000,000, and it is safe to say tha^ suffi-
cient additional securities are so readily
convertible that the total could be male
more than $100,000,000 in ten days.
CHANCE OF FAILURE REMOTE.
Insurance Companies Will Protect
CHICAGO, 111., April 28.—The Tribune
Owing to the solicitude that Is ex-
pressed by the public as to the possible
future of the^'fire insurance companies
whose policies they possess or who are
anxious as to the character of their in-
demnity, it is but just to state that from
the beet possible information that can be
gathered no company will fail and leave
Its policies unprotected. If there are fail-
ures, there will be not more than one cr
two, and they will be minor ones.
Every possible avenue has been opened
to enable underwriters to reach the con-
clusion that while a number of companies
are reinsuring their business, yet the
chance of failure is remote. The com-
panies operating in San Francisco are
of i high grade and their stockholders
have personal reputations to protect. If
a company reinsures, as some already
have done, their business will be better
protected than it was before, because
only the stronger companies are reinsur-
ing others. Therefore, a policy holder
whose original company has reinsured
has back of the policy greater assets fnd
surplus than before.
Coroner Finds 333 Victims.
SAN" FRANCISCO, Cal., April 28. —
Three hundred and thirty-three bodies,
victims of the recent earthquake and
fire, have now been found by Coroner
Walsh and his assistants. Many of the
dead have been identified. All that were
buried in the public squares during the
days of the fire have been removed to Hie
several cemeteries of the city.
Two More Bodies at Santa Rosa.
SANTA. ROSA, Cal., April 28. — Two
more bodies have been taken from the
ruins of the buildings destroyed by the
earthquake. Neither can be positively
identified. This makes a total of fifty-
four bodies taken from the ruins.
Smith Is Located.
WASHINGTON. April 28.—Vice Gover-
nor James S. Smith of the Philippines,
who was known to have been in San
Francisco at the time of the earthquake,
has been heard from, ue is at. San Ra-
fael, and will start East Monday.
ADDITIONAL DEATH LIST.
General Greeley Sends 17 Names of
WASHINGTON, April 28. - General
Greeley has telegraphed from San Fran-
cisco seventeen additional deaths, as fol-
JACOB H. Hl'CKNER.
PATRICK E. CREIGHTON.
BERTHA FABIAN, French, 6 months
BER NARD K E LLOGG.
KUNZ M. LOKI'RA.
MRS. T. L. WHITAKER.
CHINAMAN, suicide, unknown.
There were also killed at Del Monte
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Rouser.
Earthquake Shocks in Saxony.
BERLIN, April 28.—Several villages in
Saxony experienced four earthquake
shocks today. No damage was done, but
the inhabitants were greatly alarmed.
Cuba Gives $50,000.
HAVANA, April 28.—A,bill was intro-
duced in the House of Representatives
yesterday expressing sympathy with and
appropriating $50,000 for the relief of the
sufferers by the California earthquake.
PLEASE READ THIS.
A Few Short Paragraphs—The School
Mr. Charles Wernette is very busy
these days consulting about the patron-
age of the School Board and the making
of the promises.
♦ ♦ ♦
Joe Braden and Bill Roberts do lot
carry the union vote in their pockets in
♦ ♦ ♦
Charles Florian does not. attend School
Board meetings since the insurance is
being distributed among all the agents.
* 0 <>
Jimmy Cunningham has charge of the
department of promises and incidentally
represents the American Book Trust,
♦ ♦ ♦
Mr. Goggan has not attended the ses-
sion of the School Board for about three
months. Mike won't have anything to do
with the Board unless he can run it to
suit himself and Jimmy.
* ♦ ♦
Messrs. Fritz Russi and Chas. Wer-
nette are busily engaged in examining
the course of study now established in
the schools, so as to suggest the proper
changes after the election.
♦ ♦ ♦
It is evident that the campaign man-
ager for the Fentiman, Flory, Ripps,
ticket is in favor of wide open schools,
as well as the wide open town.
There are anmng the German people a
few professional agitators who earn their
pay in election time by going among the
Germans and crying "prohibition" an1
"Sunday law." The Germans can not Ue
fooled that way. The Sunday law and
prohibition questions can have nothing
whatever to do with the management of
the schools of San Antonio.
The last Brown campaign was handled
by a non-resident manager, the Hon.
John C. Williams, who left us after the
election for East Texas. The present,
campaign is being conducted by Brother
Bob Coon, also of East Texas, and it is
to be hoped we won't lose him after this
election as we did Brother Williams.
❖ ♦ ❖
The opposition is using the sheet called
the Weekly Review, "the administration
organ," as a sewer to pour out their
filth upon the voters.
O O ♦
The voters are warned that the sewer
was in operation last night and vvill
reach them through the mails Monday
morning. Handle it with tongs.
♦ * ♦
Drowning men grab at straws. One of
the items complained of by the opposi-
tion is that some of the school teachers
are not receiving as much salary as 'he
head janitor. The head janitor is a me-
chanic who has charge of the repairing
on all of the school houses and superin-
tends the other janitors, and $85.00 is a
small sum to recompense him. He does
a great deal more work than Jimmie
Cunningham did when he was secretary,
and Jimmie got $125.00.
♦ ♦ ♦
Speaking of the salary of school teach-
ers, it may not be know universally that
Mr. Callaghan. when elected Mayor eight
years ago, reduced the salary of the
school teachers 25 per cent and dis-
charged a great many of them for po-
litical reasons, including Miss Robb.
♦ ♦ ♦
Don Eugcnio Navarro, the Mayor* 3
brother, will probably occupy the chair
of natural philosophy in the High School
after next election.
♦ ❖ «►
It is said that the Mayor seriously ob-
jects to the publication by the Gazette
of the Mahncke memorial fund subscrip-
tion list, as it has a tendency to make
❖ ♦ «>
In a fit of generosity at the Beethoven
Hall the night that Bernhardt played, ihe
Mayor offered to subscribe five cents to
the Mahncke memorial fund.
♦ ♦ ♦
The pitcher goes to the well until it
breaks. The people of San Antonio have
been very generous to Mr. Callaghan;
they resurrected him the last /election
and made him Mayor. They even voted
his wav in the Police and Fire Commis-
sion. But when if comes to interfering
with the education of the children md
making that a part of the political ma-
chine, they will say: Stop: you have
gone too far! Thus far shall you go.
but no further! So it will be recorded
at the polls on Saturday, May 5th.
RUSSIAN LOAN POPULAR.
Loan Subscribed Many Times Over in
PARIS, April 28.—The Russian loan has
proved even more successful than antic-
ipated, although the Bank of France and
other participants say that several days
must elapse before the definite results
are known. According to the first figures
the allotements will be l'/a percent of the
amounts asked for, showing the loan to
have been subscribed many times over.
The reason for the popularity of the loan
was the small percentage of the sub-
scriptions immediately payable and tho
excellent rate of interest. This induced
all classes to make large subscriptions.
Greenville 4; Dallas 3.
Special Telegram to The Express.
DALLAS, Tex., April 28.—Greenville de-
feated the Dallas team today.
Score— R H E
Dallas 010 000 110— 3 9 5
Greenville 002 020 000- 4 8 1
Batteries: Metx and Farris; Stova.ll,
Reed and Doyle.
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