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VIEWS OF SAN FRANCISCO, STRICKEN BY EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE.
(Photogrraphs by permission of the Kotograph Company, owner of th» copyright.)
View from the Mark Hopkins Institute of
ijt, oa Bab Hill, looking east toward the fer
ries for Oakland. The ferry house, with its
tower, Is ehown in the distance to the right.
RUIN AND DEATH WIDESPREAD
Fireswept Santa Rosa's Dead Over 200 Heavy
Mortality in Santa Cruz and San Jose.
THE DISTURBANCE FELT IN EUROPE.
htfruments at Albany Record Tremors— Sacramento Buildings Rock Like
Cradles — Washington and the Far West .Shake.
SacTT.rK'Tito. April IS.— Dr. Stone, superin
tendent of the Napa State Hospital, telephones
tlie Governor's office that an automobile has
arrived there with news that Santa Rosa is
nlno.l and that -''■'- " and •■ ; " people are
Los Angeles. April IS.— A. repcrt from San
Joff. fifty milos sooth of San Francisco, says
tat the Vendome Hniol annex was wrecked,
Hi ol fifteen persons i-eiut: killed. The Doherty
Block was buraed and one woman was killed.
Dr. Twcrov. was killed, and his wife was In
Every business building in San Jose was dam
a?M or demolished. Ike Mayor deputized live
hundred swa to watch property. It is estimated
that fifty persons were killed in San Jos6. The
posted was half wrecked. The First Presby
terian Churcb was demolished and the court
house is a wreck.
Passengers arriving from many other cities in
California bring tales of death and disaster.
Santa Cruz, Monterey, Gilroy and Hollister are
fatally wrecked. The death list at Santa Cruz
is reported to be large.
fanta Rosa is routed ■ wreck, 10.<V»0 per
sone being homeless. The loss of life will prob
£b!j reach into the hundreds. Main street is
piled many '■ ■ • deep with fallen buildings. Not
cap business building hi intact.
The four-story courthouse is ■ pile of broken
■awry. Identification of the dead hi impos
•i!>ie. What was not destroyed by earthquake
tras raept |.\ fire. Citizens fled to the fields
and hilN to watch the destruction of the city-
CLIFF HOUSE IN THE SEA
Soi<<! Pacific Coast Pleasure Resort
San Francisco, A;.r;l I'ro:n the Cliff
Bout*, comes word that the jri^'-it pleasure re-
Kort and j»la<-e of the city, which Stood on
« foundation of solid rcx-k. has bees) swept into
tip bb Sot a thing stands to tell where the
Hamster stone boll ling once stood. It has been
fereilod to the foundation and only the rock
&iii«r the eeacoast remalM intact.
OBDER SHOOT TO KILL.'
Mayor Schmitz Issues Proclamation
Warning Citizens to Keep Indoors.
San Francisco. April IS.— At a meeting of the
Committee of Safety to-day Mayor him** l»
«*« the following . ... -.. -.-,. r . to the citizens
■ &ta Francisco:
TV federal troops, which are row »"' l<in^''
*•*» of the city, as .veil us the regular and
K*cU] m.-mi^rs f , h e police force. b*^fi|*^™
*«hor Z ed by :n» to kill any persons whomso
««■ Bound ea£a«ed to tine lh '- effect* <»f Rtis
*«««». or otherwise engased In the commission
fcrtme / '■'■. v .
|"a*-r th*-s<- clnimstancis they request that
£*benj vfeose business «io«j not topawwev
*Wre Th(ir SKoa ftwri Dome after dark to
*=*«> at home during in* « ! e ht time un li nil
£'• have been restored. I beg tow am all
£^l Of th. danger of fire on account of de
goto, or de «awed chimneys, gas pipes, gas
-*«*•«* and the like. ,
f^OC^; BIT /A T AUSTRIA.
Instrument at Laihach Records Dis
anter in California.
;,il 1«.-A I
"3 to 2::* o'dDClc this afternoon the «clsm*»-
J^J* r,,-, ;,.».,. a jislant c?rtkqw*« of Great
*"'•- iewatij vcvurrcU in Furrnog - Egg
To-morrow, fair; south wind*.
The HaJl of Justice, with tower and elork, Is
phown at the left. To the right and In front of
the Hall of Juetioe lies a portion of Chinatown.
From Chinatown to the waterfront Is the
The water system vns destroyed hy the earth
At Napa many buildiujjs were shattered and
the loss reached $300,000.
At Vallejo the damage was slight in com
parison with that suffered in other cities. The
loss was about HQUOOOI
Sacramento. Cal.. April 18.— The severest
earthquake felt In this city In many years oc
curred at 5:13 o'clock this morning. Buildings
rocked like cradles. Many clocks stopped. No
serious damage was done, however. Slight
damage was done to come brick buildings.
Chlmnejs and water tanks were shaken down
st Pulsun. Solano County, and at Tracy, San
All the plans for running trains on the west
ern division of the Southern Pacific Railroad
between this city and Oakland were upset by
tli- earthquake. It was learned that between
Spritf and TVel stations for a distance of one
mile md a half the track had sunk three to
six feet. At another point nearly a thousand
feet of track sank from siplit. Trains which
wen- dispatched for San Fran.isco had to be
Stockton, Cal.. April IS.— A sharp earth
quake shock was felt here at 5:18 o'clock this
morning. .The Santa Fe bridge, over the San
Jonquin River, settled several inches.
Mai shflrM. Ore* April 18. — An earthquake
shock was experienced bere at r>:2o this moru
iu^'. - No daniajre was done.
GEN. FUXSTON ASKS AID
Say 1,000 Probably Are Dead and
About 100,000 Homeless.
Washington. April IS.-The first message re
ceived from General Funston arrived here at
11:40 o'clock to-night. It was addressed to Sec
retary Taft. The message follows:
Secretary of War. Washington: ra _
We need thousands <>t«*g™£ a ion of
Uons that can foe sent The dv nundred tnou .
the city destroyed and about .on Troops
sand people bomelesa.l Mre st J l "^ of V c
all on duty, assisting the pon reslde nce
probably one thousand. Best par TQN
district not yet burned.
Orders will go forward from the War Depart
ment to-morrow morning to the adjacent posts
to carry out General Funston's recommenda
ALBANY FELT SHOCK.
Disturbance in San Francisco lie
corded in Geological Hall.
Albany. April 18.— The earthquake was reg
istered by the instruments at Geological Hall. In
this city. The apitation began a#8:21% a. m.
and continued until 9:30.
From the first ration until 8:32.^ o'clock
the record is at slight disturbance, but from
then on until 6:43 o'clock the shocks were de
cidedly severe. The vibration when the shock
was most severe was a quarter of an inch. The
lesser waves travelled at the rate of 40,000 feet
a second and the more severe at the rate of
This is the second shock that has been record
ed here In the last month. The first took place
on April 10 and continued from 4:30 until 5:30
o'clock in the afternoon. State Geologist Clark
believe* that the first disturbance was a shock
preliminary to the one* which took place to-day.
DEWEY'S SAUTEKNE AND MOSELLE.
White [iinn«r Wines of Superior Quality. •
II T Uewey & Sons Co.. 138 Fulton St.. New York.
NEW-YORK. THURSDAY. APRIL 10. 1006. -FOURTEEN PAGF^S -^r.^^.V.^t,^ PßlCE TIIREE TEXTS.
wholesale business district destroyed by fire.
In the immediate foreground was the elite sec
tion of twenty-flve years ago.
THE MEMORIAL CHURCH
At the Leland Stanford, Jr., University, Palo Alto, which was destroyed.
SHOCK FREES INSANE.
BIG ASYLUM WRECKED.
Institution at Agnrw*, CaL, Then
Takes Fire— Many Killed.
San Francisco, April 18.— Fred Homer, a su
pervisor, of Oakland, who returned from San
joae In his automobile this afternoon, said that
the Apnews asylum, eight miles from this city,
is a total wreck, and that many of the inmates
The Buperlntendent of the institution and his
Wife were both killed.
A conductor on one of the Southern Pacific
,ocal trains also reported that the insane asy
lum at Agnews was a total wreck, many of the
!nm at« being killed. He said that the attach
of the institution who were in it at the time of
1 earthquake were saved. The building is a
total wreck. The ruins tooK fire shortly after
the collapse. There were about seven hundred
persons in the building. The above report has
been officially confirmed, and it Is added that
scores of the inmate* who reaped death are
roaming about the country In a state of panic.
I.os Angeles. April IE-New, over the South
ern Pacific- wires from Nlles confirms the
r^,rt that the insane asylum at Agnews was
demolished, and further states that almost every
stone or brick building in San Jose was either
badly damaged or entirely -wrecked.
One hundred and twenty bodies have been taken
out of the asylum, and there are probably l">0
more corpses in th« ruins. t
ENTIRE TOWS WRECKED,
Bridal Couple Killed— Damage
Salinas. Cal.. April IS.-At 5.18 o'clock this
morning three shocks of earthquake, lasting,
respectively, five, three and forty-two seconds,
Khook Salinas. They came from the nort'i
<asl and southwest. The damage is $2,:>OO.<*HI.
No lives were lout In Salinas. A. Armstrong, of
Santa Cruz, jumped from the window of the
Jeffreys House and broke a leg.
Among the buildings destroyed in Salinas are.
the Ford & Stanbury building. Elks' Hall,
Masonic Building, the Knights of Pythias
Building, armory. Porter & Irvine's store,
I,ogan Cyclery. Odd Fellows' Building. City Hall
and several smaller buildings. Kvery window in
the city wus broken. Chimneys toppled over
and crashed through roofs. Spreckels's sugar
factory, three miles from town, was destroyed,
causing damage of $1,500,000. The high school
building wris wrecked. Several stores lost their
At 2 :2". ..(lock this afternoon another shock
was experienced, but no livea were loat. Sev
eral men, women and children were rut about the
Eaei by Bytes Btaaa. Then- Is intense excite
. Salinas is cut off from wire communication
with San Francisco, 118 mile* north.
la ■ fine train for Detroit, Grand Hapuls. Be«i»»w
and Cbtcaso. lx uving New York at 4:30 P- r di M l> '
.in reach Detroit n*gtt uiurniiiK. and Grand I*!; 1 ' 1 ?;
Saeinnw or Chicago next afternoon via * N ' tW lor*
Bird's-eye view of San Francisco looking i "south of Market," section. In whVh was; the j PuildLnt». The entire territory shown In the
southeast. In the centre of the picture Is the I heaviest loss of life by fire. The latest dls- i picture was more or less damaged by th^
San Frandaao Call Building. Behind this patches indicate that the flames will sweep the Uiuake.
building and to the right is the tenement, or entire section to the left of and r^yond the < all [
STANFORD IN RUINS.
OSE STUDEST KILLED.
Earthquake Demolishes l r tiiversity
Buildings at Palo Alto.
San Francisco. April 18.— Stanford University
and Palo Alto suffered. At Stanford many of
the handsome buildings were demolished and
two people were killed. One of them was Julius
Robert Hanna, of Bradford, Perm.. a student,
and the other was Otto Gurts, a fireman.
Six other students are lying in the Palo Alto
hospital with bruises, cuts and internal injuries.
They are Ross D. Howard, of San Francisco;
Henry I-. Hearing, of Santa Ana; Hulburt R.
Thomas, of I-os Angeles; Robert Weetntch, of
Santa Barbara; W« H. Masters, of Portland,
Or©., and Frolic, residence unknown.
Leland Stanford, Jr., University was founded
by Senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane
Lathrop Stanford, in memory of their only child,
Leland Stanford, jr.. who died in 18S4. It is at
Palo Alto, thirty-throe miles south of San Fran
cisco. The cornerstone of the first building was
laid in ISST. and the university \ras thrown open
to students in ]S!M. Sim«- th->n bulliling after
building has been erected, until the unlv.T.sity
waa one of the most magnificent in the country.
Senator Stanford's first endowment to the in
stitution was 90,000 acres of lands In various
parts of California, which included the famous
Palo Alto estate of 9,000 acres (on which was
built the university); the Vina estat<>. in Te
hama County, of r>(),<M>o acres, and the 2'_'.<XM>
acrc Gridley estate. In all the total endow
ment of the institution by Senator and Mne.
Stanford amounted to upward of .S.'»o,(mk>.inio, in
cluding 92,500.000 left to it in tho former's will.
In the earlier days of the university a United
States government suit Involving securities
given by Mrs. Stanford seriously threatened its
existence, but a decision in favor of the uni
versity started it on the highroad to success.
For the main part the buildings were not
higher than four stories, and were % of a modified
Spanish mission style of architecture. The
centra] buildings were of buff sandstone in the
form of a double quadrangle, one encircling the
other. The inner qnadrangle consisted of
twelve one story buildings and a court ."WC foet
long by 24<> feet wide. The outer was of two
story buildings, connected by an arcade, in
which were the Assembly Hall, Library and
memorial arch. In detached structures were
the gymnasium, museum. dormltOftoa, Uni
versity Inn, a university commons, etc.
The departments maintained included English.
Greek. Latin. Romance languages. Germanic
languages, philosophy, psychology, education,
history, mathematics, chemistry, physics, eco-
I nomics. soda! science, law, hygiv>n»-. botany,
physiology, zoology, geology and mining and
civil, mechanical and ele.trical engineering.
The Hopkins Laboratory of Natural History
at Pacific Grove, on the Hay of Monterey, is a
branch of the. biological department
PALACE HOTEL GOES.
Man// Big Buildings Blown Up ivitk
Oakland, Cal., April is, 7p. m.— 'hie Palace
Hotel in San Francisco is destroyed. The
I'ostai and the Western Union buildings and
the maguiflceut new Union Trust Company
Buildii,-. eleven stories big", Lave been dyuu
SAN FRANCISCO DEVASTATED.
Earthquake and Fire Lay Nearly Half of the City
MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED LIVES LOST.
Property Loss Likely to Exceed $200,000,000 -Flames Swept by Wind
Through Business District— Buildings Blown Up with Dynamite.
Earthquake and fire yesterday laid nearly half of San Francisco in ruins.
The fire is not yet under control. More than two hundred people were killed,
one thousand injured, and the property loss, so far, is estimated at $200,000,000.
Practically the entire business district was burned. L'ynamite was used to check
the progress of the flames. I
The sweep of the earthquake was wide, deaths and large property losses
marking its track in several cities to the north of San Francisco. Shocks were felt
in the Far West, New York State and Washington, D. C, and at the same time Sari
Francisco quaked a shock was felt in Austria.
Messages of sympathy and offers of aid were sent from all over the country
immediately on receipt of the news. President Roosevelt and Congress sending
messages and Boston subscribing $25,000 at once.
THE- ENTIRE CITY MAY BE DESTROYED.
San Francisco. April IS, 10 p. m.— lt looks
now as if Hip entire city would bo burned.
The Associated Press meu are trying to get
news to Oakland by boat, but they arc very
uncertain. The government is tarnishing tugs,
but tin- confusion is so great that they caa
not be relied apOB, It will sc iinpoartnto to
send full details for several days.
At 10 O'clock to-night the tir*> was unabated.
Thousands of people are Seeing to the hills and
clamoring for places on the ferryboats to cross
The damage is now believed to have reached
$200,000,000, and f>o,ooo people are thought to he
Oakland. CaL, April IS, Bp. in.- At th:- hour
the lire in San Francisco is increasing in vio
lence. It is spreadiug In all directions in both
the business and residence quarters.
It is reported that the Mint is abla/.e. and
from indications it will he hwposaihto to save
ir. The lire surrounds it.
Practically the entire distrirt >outli of Mar
ket street, from the waterfront to the Mission,
has been swept clean by the names.
It is reported that while a building was be
ine blown up with dynamite a premature ex
ploaJon kilW lift pen men. The Terminal HO
,,.] iir the waterfront and Market street, fell
and buried Twenty pewom under the debris.
They were incinerated.
San Francisco, April IS.— Earthquake and
tire to-day have laid nearly half, of San Fran-
Cisco in ruins. At least two hundred people
-.»- been killed, a thousand injured and the
property loss will exceed ?100 lW 0.0<)0. Thou
sands are homeless »l destitute, and all day
lone streams of people have been fleeing from
the stricken districts to places of safety.
The damage by earthquake does not begm to
compare with the loss by tire. The heart of the
business quarter of San Francisco : has been
burned. An area of thickly «>^ .round of
ight square miles has been burned over, and
there is no telling when the tire will be under
VItEA OF BURNED WSTRICT.
The burr.c.l district extends 1 from the water
front south of Market street to Market street
and west to llth street, north of Market. The
be extends out Hayes and McAllister streets
nearly to Fillinore, and from the waterfront
along Market to Montgomery and north from
the waterfront to Montgomery street.
Manufactories', hotels, wholesale houses and
residences, comprising the principal part of the
business quarter, have been destroyed. The
city Hall, a structure .^.sti-ii; $7,000,000, was
first wrecked by the earthquake and then de
stroyed by lire. The l'ala- c Hotel, value esti
mated at $3,000,000. also was burned. Tho
Rlalto Building, with dozens of other costly
structures, was destroyed. The Hall of Justice
Kquincx Non-Alcoholic Beverages ßeat in the
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— Advt. '&*'-?'■
is threatened and will undoubtedly so. The Ex
aminer and the Call buildings are prone, and the
Crocker Building, across the street from the
Palace Hotel, is on fire.
All of San Francisco's best playhouses, In
cluding the Majestic, r,>iuiubla, Orpheum and
Grand Opera House, are a mass of rains. The
earthquake demolished them for all practical
purposes and the fire completed tho work of
destruction. The handsome Casserly Building
was burned to the ground, as was everything .la
MOiBI SHOCKS AT M(;iIT.
Night adsM to the horror, and as darkness
fell tlw sky was illuinluuied in all directions.
As the names spread Into the residence district
people left their homes and fled to tho parka
and squares. A series of rather severe earth
shocks at 7 o'clock further increased the terror
and many left homes that were not la danger.
At 5 o'clock to-uight the flremea were as far
as ever from checking tho progress of tha
flames. la tho northern part of the downtown
business district the fire swept around the Hall
of Justice and communicated to Chinatown,
thence proceeding westward Into the heart of
that colony. In then began rapidly eating its
way southward on both sides of Kearney street
and at 7 p. ni. was within a block of the Cali
fornia Hotel. This point la near the plant of
"The Evening llulletln.'' in which the three
morning papers had agvaai to join to Issue a
four page paper to-morrow morning. That plan
was abandoned, as 'Tue Bulletin" lies directly
In the path of the Hames.
One of the big losses of the day was the de
struction of St. I^najius's Church and College,
at Van Ness avenue and Hay*>s street. This
was the greatest Jesuit institution in the world
and was built at a cost of $2,000,000.
NO CHECK TO THE FLA * |
At 7 o'clock to-ni^ht the fire bad swept from
the south side of the town across Market street
Into the western addition, and was burning
houses at GaMai «;ate avenue and Octavla
street. This result was reached after almost
the entire southern district from t>th street to
the eastern waterfront Lad been converted Into
a blackened waste. In this quarter were hun
dreds of factories, wholesale houses and many
business firms, in addition to thousands of
< »n the north side the tire to-night was not
making such rapid headway as In the western
addition, where there Is a limited water supply
available. The firemen are making desperate
efforts to preveut the encroachments of the
names. Temporary headquarters were estab
lished In tents in Portsmouth Square this even-
Ing for Mayor Bchmitz. «'hief of Police IMnau
and General Funston. but this ait* became too
dangerous about •> o'clock and was abandoned.
Later the flames swept the square.
In the south side district, on Kiacon H
Mary's Hospital, conducted by
Mer<y, was reduced to ashes.
Throughout the city, wherever than Is «