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Over 1000 Lives Lost
by the Shock and
San Francisco—This city was struck by
an earthquake at 5 o'clock a. m., Wednesday
The whole city is in ruins and all south of
Market street is burning.
The Call and the Examiner bulidinge
were shaken down by the earthquake
and are iv flames. All the city south
of Market street is no fire. The big de
part men t stores on Market street have
oollapsed nad fires are burning in all
diiections. Over 5000 lives are believ
ed to be lost. The water mains burst
and the fire department is trying to ob
tain water from the bay by a relay sys
tem. The Sunset telephone building
is on tire, and an explosion blew off its
roof. Eight whole blocks collapsed on
the south side of Market street and the
flames are approaching the Palace ho
tel. A second shock at 10 o'clock this
The city is in a wild tumult and all
business is suspended. In Sacramento
the stieet cars were thrown from the
track and other damage done.
The earthquake was the most terrific
in the history of the Pacific coast.
Buildings fell in all directions. Fif
ty blocks south and east of Market
street to the bay, including the Shu
«ome mission and battery front, Davis
and Diummond are destroyed. Build
ings were destroyed all along Free
mont, Btale, Main, Spear, Stuart, East
aud South htreets
Southern Pacific operators say it is
known tbat thousands are dead.
Polioe are carting the dead from the
ruins as fast as tney cau, but the fire is
spreading in all directions.
Debris has ignited in a dozen places
What few (ire engines are not ruined
are Inadequate and helpless on account
of do water.
All clocks were stopped by the earth
Three miles of railroad tracks have
sunk from sight between Sulsun and
Benecia.aud the wires were taken with
it. At Pk-asanton the traius were
turned over on the rails.
San Francisoo, April 19.—Day dawn-1
edona scene of death ar.d destruction.
During the night the flames had con- \
sumed many of the city's finest struct-;
ures and skipped in a dozen ditrectious \
to the residence portions.
They had made their way over into \
the north beach setcion and springing
anew to the south, they reached out to ;
the shipping section down the bay
shore, over the hills and across toward
Third and Townseud streets. Ware
houses, wholesale houses aud manufac
turing concerns fell in succession.
This completed the destruction of the
section known as the south of Market
After darkness thousands of the
homeless were making their way with
their blankets and scant Jprovisions to
Golden Gate Park and beach to find
shelter. Those in the homes on the
hills just north of the Hayes valley
wrecked section piled their belongings
in the streets and express wagons aud
automobiles were hauling the things
away t>> the sparsely settled reigons.
Down town everything in ruin. Not
a business house stands. Theaters are
crumbled into heaps. Factories and
commission houces lie smouldering on
their former sites. All the newspaper
liauts have been rendered useless
One eveiy side there was death and
Bufteriug. Hundreds were Injured,
either burned, crushed or struck by
falling pieces from the buildings, and
one often died while on the operating
on table at the Mechanics' pavilion,
improvised as a hospital for the com
fort i.t the hundreds of injured. The
number of dead is not known, but it is
estimated that at least 500, perhape
1000, met their death in the horror.
Passengers on trains from a nuinbei
of other towns in California bring tales
of destruction and death in their com
A report cornea from Martinez thai
the Martinet bank building, one of th«
finest structures in the town, has beei
The oommsnder of the Pacific squad
ron, sent rinoe the tarthqaakes, report
that all is well with his squadron.
Governor Pardee. that the wholi
■Ut« may assist in relief of earthquaki
I Los Angeles, which is connected with
| Frisco says 300 bodies have been put
in the pavillion which is being used as
! a morgne.
Ferrys are all engaged in carrying
I the people to Oakland and other places
jof 6afety. Thousands are fleeing and
in the panic many drop dead in the
stTeets. The Palace hotel has been
attacked by the tire and it is estimated
that 2000 are dead. A commercial dis
patch to Chicago says that the medern
steel buildings are all right, but the
brick or frame are completely wrecked
The residence districts are said to
have escaped much damage.
Oakland city, just across the bay
from Kan Frauoisoo also suffered great
ly and many lives are known to have
been lost. Appeals for aid have been
seont to all cities on the coast. The
shock lasted three minutes.
The city hall, costing seven million
dollars,it> in ruins.
Terror and excitement are indesciib
able. Most of the people, asleep, were
suddenly aroused and ruslied into the
Buildings swayed and crashed, bury
Panic prevails iv the hotels.
People flocked to the telegraph offices
to scad messages to friends and were
frantic because there were no wires.
The greatest damage to buildings
was done south of Market street, where
they are mostly frame buildings and
tenement houses. Fire broke out in
every block in that district.
The water mains blasted and the fire
department was absolutely helpless.
The loss from thu shock and subse
<ineut lire will reach into the millions.
The power of every kind is gone and
there are do lights, either gas or elec
The damage done by the earthquake
apparently extends all over the city.
aud fire suffers, lias proclaimed Thurs
day a pnblio holiday.
Fire insurance companies had about
1250.C00.000 at risk in th« city, the
estimate being based on the premiums
receive lin 1905. San Francisco has
been the best profit producer on the
The shook of the trembler did com
paratively little damage in Berkley.
The most damage suffered was the fall
ing in of the town hall and the com
plete destruction of the deaf and dumb
It is reported that the mint in Frisco
has been burned.
Salinas, Cal, 118 miles from Frisco
three shocks of earthquake were felt,
last respectfully five, three and 42 sec
onds. They came from the northeast
and southwest. The damage will be
No lives were lost but a number of
people were injured.
The latest reports from Leland Stan
ford university indicate that the mag
nificent stone buildings of that institu
tion have suffered severe damage.
Many of the buildings were ruined by
cracks that split them from cornice to
foundation. The loss will reach tens
of thousands. The University of Cali
fornia at Berkley, by some remarkable
rfeak escaped serious damage.
S^While this the first earthquake with
I realv disastrous consequences exper-
I ieuced by San Francisco, the city has
lat various times Jfelt Js-jisuiic disturb
ances that have caused loss of property
and always left the people in a state
01 alarm. Most of the earthquakes
were slight. In the earthquake of Oc
tober 21, 1868, five persons were killed
in the street* by falling bricks.
San Francisco l* the metroi-olis of
the Pacific coast of the United States
and the largest and most important
city of the region west of the Missouri
river. alt U built on a peninsular
washed by the waters of the Pacific
ocean on one >ide and the bay of San
Francisco on the other. The city's
area is 47 square milos, and its popula
tion in 1900 was 842782' Since "that
date the city has grown substantially
for it Pl*4loll of 40°.°00 is claimed
NEWS OF THE WORLD
SHORT TELEGRAPH ITEMS FROM
ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE.
* Review of Happening* In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
An official cable from Caracas states
that department secretaries are s..u
lilling the cabinet poiitiona made va
cant by the resignation of President
The population of Los Angeles, Cal.,
according to the city directory census
of April 1, 1906, is 228,298 The popu
lation as given in the directory for
May 1. 1905, was 197,614. On this ba
sis the city has increased 30,684 in
population in 11 months.
President Roosevelt will not hunt
any more while he is president, ac
cording to Colonel Cecil Lyons, repub
lican national committeeman from
George R. Young, cashier of the Pos
tal Telegraph company at St. Louis,
who was arrested charged with em
bezzlement, committed suicide while
on the way to jail.
Arthur Turner, editor and publisher
of Vogue, died recently from pneumo
nia at his home. He was 60 years of
age and had been in the publishing
business in New York for nearly 30
The planters' association is arrang
ing to send an agent to the Philip
pines to secure Filipino or Japanese
laborers to work in the Hawaiian isl
ands. The agent will also be instruc
ed to secure laborers in Porto Rico.
All hope has been abandoned for
the recovery of Father Louis Martin,
general of the order of the Jesuits, and
known as the "black pope." He is
suffering from cancer.
The official enrolment figures of vie
University of Michigan for 1905-190U
were given out recently and show a
total of 4571 students. This is a gain
of 435 over last year.
The cruiser Washington returned to
the yards of the New York Shipbuild
ing company after a successful trial
off the Maine coast. The cruiser at
tained 22.27 knots, a little more than
a quarter of a knot in excess of the
Miss Johnatone Bennett, the actress,
The king of Spain was recently
elected a member of the royal yacht
squadron, preparatory to his arrival at
Cowes, April 17, to visit Princess Ena
of Battenberg, the future queen of
King Victor Emmanuel has decorat
ed Professor Matteucci, director of the
royal observatory on Mount Vesuvius,
with the rank of commander of the
order of the crown.
Incendiary articles in the Appeal to
Reason have resulted in its being
barred from the Canadian mails. It
is a socialistic organ, published at
Israel Ludlow of New York, inven
tor of the aeroplane, was so badly in
jured by a fall at Atlantic Beach, Pla.,
thai he will probably die,
The recent discovery of a plot of
anarchists to assassinate all of the
members of the royal family of opain
has caused a feeling of apprehension
throughout the entire country.
The French postmen have been re
turning to work. There are now only
Him) strikers among a total of 10.U0U
postmen. The strike at Lyons is end
King Frederick, notwithstanding de
nials, is endeavoring to obtain from
the pope the ecclesiastical sanction for
a divorce from the Countess Montig
noso in order to marry again.
MOB GUILTY OF MURDER.
Governor Folk Denounces the Horror
Jefferson City, Mo., April 16 —Gover-
nor Joseph Folk says the lynching at
Springfield was a most disgraceful oc
currence. Whatever the offense of the
negroes may have been, and however
deserving of death they may have
been, they were entitled to punishment
by law and not by a mob, and when a
mob takes the law into its own hands
as this one did. any member of it is
guilty of murder.
ROLL EGGS ON GROUNDS.
Children Had Full Sway on the White
Washington, D. C, April 15.—Chil
dren, big and little. io the number of
7000, had full sway in the White
House grounds. From early morning
until dusk, they held an Raster egg
Big Paper Company Is Sold.
San Francisco.—A deal which in
volved an expenditure of between
$500,000 and 1600,000, has been con
summated when the Union Pulp & Pa
per company disposed of its merchan
dise store and the good will of its
jobbing trade to A. Zellerbach & Sons;
its mills at Lebanon, Ore., to a new
concern, which is to incorporate next
week, and its announcement of the
discontinuance of manufacturing at its
South Coast mills, in Santa Cruz coun
Iv the first edition of th« r -ondon
Medical Credit Guide, shortly to be
issued, will he the names of 20.000
living in Ixindon and vicinity who have
forgotten to pay their doctors' bills.
HUNO THE NEGROES
WORK OF AhGRY MOB AT SPRING
Took Them From Jail and Strung
Them Up In Center of the Pubnc
Square and Built a Fire Lnder Them
as They Hung—Negroes Had As
saulted a White Girl.
Gpringfieli!. Mo., April 16 —A mob
tonight took two negroes from the
county jail and hanged them to vie
electric tower in the center of the pub
lic square and built a fire under tne
men as they hung.
The negroes were Horace Duncan
and James Copeland, both under 21
years of age. They were in jail charg
ed with assaulting Mabel Edmondson,
a white girl. Fully 5000 people went
to the county jail about 9 o'clock, and
with sledge hammers and telephone
poles literally tore the jail to pieces.
The two suspects were dragged from
the jail and taken to the public square
and hanged. It is fully a mile from
the jail to the square, and me mob
marched down one of the principal
Ureets of the town, shouting and tir
Ma...el Edmondson came hero recent
ly from Monett, Mo., to obtain em
ployment as a domestic servant. Tne
other evening she was riding in a bug
gy with Charles Cooper, a young man
of Springfield. In a secluded part of
the city the couple were held up by
two negroes. The man was knocked
unconscious and the girl dragged from
the buggy and into the woods by the
roadside and assaulted. The two ne
groes lynched were suspected and ar
rested, but were only partially identi
Circuit Attorney Arthur Sager was
a witness of the tragedy. He slipped
down into the cellar of the jail and
cut off the gas, hoping to thus confuse
the mob and defeat its plans. He was
just a second too late, as the mob
had secured ui6 negroes.
Sheriff Homer tried to argue with
the mob. but it was determined, and
hooted and insulted him. Jailer King
was assaulted when he refused to give
up the keys. He finally gave the mob
some keys, which were not for the ne
groes 1 cell, however, and the mob was
forced to smash in the iron doors.
Sheriff Wilson Crane of Polk county
was present and tried to induce tne
mob not to hang the negroes.
The mob, beside wrecking the jail,
attacked the sheriff's house, demol
ished the furniture anil rendered the
sheriff's wife unconscious by threats
Will Allen, a negro charged with
ihe murder of a man named Rourke
last January, was next taken from jail
by the mob that lynched Duncan and
Copeland, and hanged in the public
Allen was perfectly calm and col
lected as he jumped from the scaffold.
The rope about his neck broke after
his weight fell on it, and he dropped
into the charred ren.ains. of ma former
companions in prison. He was taken
up on the tower again and this time
his captors were more successful in
I heir work. "I swear that 1 am not.
guilty of killing Rourke," were his last
The lynchings took place under a
statue representing "Justice," on an
electric light tower. t
When Duncan and Copeland were
dragged from their cells in the jail
they coulil say nothing hut "Oh," "Oh,"
"Oh," and it is thought that long be
fore they were dragged into the square
that they were completely unconscious
from fright. When they were strung
up to the statue of Justice their bodies
were limp as though they were dead.
Neither made the slightest resistance.
It developed about midnight that
there were two mobs, one well organ
ized and composed of men, and an
other composed altogether of rowdies.
The first mob reached tue jail at
about the same time as did the mob
composed of boys and ruffians in gen
eral. While the mob was making a
great noise outside the jail, shooting,
threatening and throwing stones at
the jail windows, the organized mob
was getting in its best work.
Leslie Peters, 16 years old, shot and
killed Ralph Burns, a negro of bad re
putation, one of two who attacked him
while he was escorting a young lady
liome from a party. The nergoes ac
costed him at the gate of the young
lady's home and one of the negroes
h'rpd two sliot from a revolver at him,
but neither shot took effect. Peters
immediately fired four shots at the ne
groes, killing one of them and the
other escaped Peters went to the po
lice station an pave himself up, but lie
was released without bond.
The news of the killing of another
neuro spread like wildfire through the
city and hundreds of people left their
beds and hastened to the public square.
The militin on guard prevented any
voilent outbreaks and after a time dis
persed the crowds and no further trou
ble is feared, though it is believed that
the killing Monday night Iwill tend to
increase the feeling against the ne
groes. People who had been disposed
to sympathize with the nergoes are in
censed at this latest negro assault.
Four men are now under arrest
charged with being leaders in the mob
that broke into the oonnty jail and
lynched three negroes. One of the al
leged mob leaders is in jail and three
have been released on bond. Charles
Cannefax and Oney Calfrey were the
first men arrested.
Walker A. Henry, of Spokane has
been nominated by the president for
receiver of the land office at Water
ville, and Wm. F. Haynes of Coulee
City was also nominated for the posi
tion of register. W. A. Nicholls of
Ellensburg was named receiver at
The discovery has been made that
the (amendment to the Seattle city
charier providing for the recall of
counoilmen, believed to have been car
ried al the election last month, was
The new line to be built by the
Northern Pacific between Spokane and
Pasco will be a portion of the North
Bank road now under construction.
Kip' at Chelati recently caused a
loss (.f ever fSOOO. The flames started
in a shoe shop, and before they were
quenched had destroyed the Hay
cock and Kingman buildings.
The jury in the case of Battista Rig
azia, an Italian of Roslyn, brought in
a verdict of manslaughter.
The town of Pullman has received
assurance that the long contemplated
branch line to a connection with the
Riparia-Lewiston road is to be built
in the near future.
A three year agreement between
the brewery unions and the members
of the Northwestern Brewers' associa
tion at Seattle has been signed and
labor troubles that have existed for
several months have been satisfactor
Six Chinese merchants and two Japs
are now boosting for Spokane as mem
bers of the 150,000 club.
Two railway mail clerks were bruis
ed, the passengers severely shaken
up and traffic was interrupted for more
than seven hours Saturday afternoon
because of the derailment of the loco
motive and five cars on the Great Nor
thern company's westbound train be
tween Adrian and Ephrata. The ac
cident was caused by a broken wheel
on the engine tender.
The supreme court has sustained a
reversion clause in a deed which pro
vided that in case of the sale of in
toxicating liquors on the premises the
property should revert to the donors.
The decision was rendered in the case
of Lewlflton Water & Power company
vs. E. N. Brown, Henry Reed and
W. R, Wilson, from Asotin county.
The Pullman club plan to make
Pullman the headquarters for the pur*
bred stork interests of the Inland
Returning to his post of duty at Ft.
Lawton from Ballard, where he spent
a three hours' leave of absence with
J'in fIRE< Mi«s Alma Carlson, per
fecting arrangements for their ;ed
dlng, which was to take place Imme
diately upon his discharge from army
service on April 19, Sergeant V. >ger
Cornett of the Tenth infantry was
stiuck by a passenger train on the
Qreal Northern tracks near Seittle
and instantly killed.
Colonel De lx>ng and John V'ray
Were drowned in the surf at Long
Belle O. Spencer ended her lif.- on
Easter morn at Spokane by taking
carbolic acid. She was <.. jspon.!ent.
She came from Shakopee. Mint*..
Pittsbnrg, April 17. — Chairman
Fraucis L. Robbins of the Pittsbnrg
Coal company has announced that all
the Hocking Valley, Ohio, mines ex
cepting those of the Sunday creea: Coal
company had started work, the opera
tors and miners having oonoluded and
signed the interstate and district wage
scales. The mines in operation repre
sent an annual production of 3,750,000
tons of Hocking Valley coal, half of
the entire Hocking Valley output, and
employ 6500 men.
Heir to Big Fortune.
Vienna. —A tailor's cutter named
"ranz Knitzky, assistant in a large
tailoring firm in Vienna, has received
through the American consulate, in
formation that his deceased uncle in
America had left him a fortune of
$12,000,000. Krutzky is a native of
Tremosune, in Bohemia, where also
his uncle was born. The latter, a
timber agent, emigrated to New York,
bought forest land, afterward becom
ing the owner of a gold mine, to whicn
he owed all of his wealth. As his chil
dren all died his nephew was left sole
heir to his vast fortune.
IN A FATAL RIOT
Johnstown, Pa..April 19. —Three
men were shot dead, a boy futally
wounded and n mining engineer, Eu
gene Delaney, seriously iujured in a
riot nt Wiudber among the striking
ooal miners. The place is in a state of
terror. Sheriff Begled has summoned
and an appeal has been made to Gov
ernor Peunypacker for troops.
Meveral of the rioters have sustained
slight injuries. When something like
order began to appear in the town it
was learned that the names of the dead
men were Pietro Miartini, Panl Zills,
leader of the rioters, and Antonio Ma
znka. The boy who was fatally wound
ed is Charles Foster, 12 years old.
Miss Nellie Grant Is 111.
Miss Nellie Grant, a grand daughter
of President U. S. Grant and a daugu
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Grant of
New York is seriously ill.
BOTH SlDEsiiFri; AMICABLE
SETTLEMOT OF DISPUTF.
General Overseer Voliva Pwd
Evidence by Which He Ho Pc , to
Get Dowie and His Follow,^
Dowie Spent Quiet Easter Sundayjl
Hotel Auditorium Annex.
Chicago.-General Overseer Yon*,
has produced the first of his batch of
documentary evidence by which he
hopes to confound John Alexander
Dowie and his followers.
The instrument was a letter written
under date of April 13, i 90 4, andl ad
dressed to Dowie, who was then 7
Zurich. Switzerland. The l etter J s
signed by Overseers John G. Spelchpr
Charles J. Bernard and Judge V v
Barnes. In the document they warned
Dowie that unless he changed his way"
in the management of Zion City
clash was inevitable. They stated thai
from their examination of the conduct
of the affairs of the colony It Wa s
evident that Dowie had overdrawn his
account at the Bank of Zion City; that
he received deposits when it was
known that the bank was insolvent
that he had used funds otherwise tnau
in accordance with the representation*
made by the stock contracts and cer
tificates; that, the proof of the appro
priation of such large sums for his
own personal use and for the purposes
outside of those named, would be tan
tamount to "embezzlement in any
court of law." The letter further im
plored Dowie to exercise a rigid
economy on the part of himself and his
family, saying that expenditures to
this end should be based on needs
rather than upon a fictitious income.
The inhabitants of Zion City, an..ci
pating that such a letter would be
read, flocked to the tabernacle early
and long before the services opened
the big building was filled. After the
regular Easter ceremony, the sensation
was sprung when General Overseer vo
liva requested that Deacon Braze
field read that section which said.
"There is no doubt for a moment tnat
a failure of the thorough condition of
things would land yourself and cashier
and general financial manager in jail
very promptly," the audience signified
its approval of the sentiment express
ed by vigorous applause. The letter
"The standard of Zion City can not
be lower than set by the business
world outside. Your safest place will
be at home. There is but one country
outside —and that is Chile—where you
would be safe from the attacks that
would be made, and the situation there
would be hazardous if you continue
"The using of funds otherwise than
in accordance with the representations
made by the stock contracts and certif
icates ami the proofs of the appropria
tion of such largo sums to your own
personal v*<' and for ends outside o!
the Industrie! named, including what
has been done at Ben MaoDhui, would
be tantamount to a conviction."
Dowi" spent a quiet Sunday in this
city and presided over simple Easter
ceremonies, which were participated in
by a few of his faithful followers, at
the Auditorium Annex.
The attorneys for both sides said
that conferences will be resumed, and
there were yet hopes that the basis
for an amicable settlement would be
0. it. & N. ROUND
Umatilla, Ore., April 19.—The 0.
R. & N. roundhouse in this city was
destroyed by fire, aud several locomo
tives were destroyed. Loss, about $40,
--000. The cause of the fire its not
MOTOR CRANKS ALL BATTY.
Accident Insurance Co. Balks at Auto-
The Ocean Accident company has
refused to pay a big accident policy in
New Orleans on the death of M. I*
Hancock, a millionaire killed in an au
tomobile accident In U>s Angeles sev
>-ra] months ago, on the ground that
the company can not pay claims on au
tomobilisti, as most of them are mono
maniacs on speeding* machines and,
therefore, the company is not respon
Organized Labor Has Bank.
H is announced that the Common
wealth Trust & Savings bank, an In-
Btitutlon promoted by organized labor,
will open its doors for business May
lit, at Chicago, The capital of U><
bank la $500,000, and all of the direct
ors except one are members of labor
orgaaiiatloos. None of the bank's of
licials will be taken from the ranks
of organized labor, but all will t*
practical banking men.
Banquet to Capt. Harry Lee.
Pekin— Captain Harry R. L«e. lßte
commander of the American legatlo
guard, has started for Manila. Cap**'*
Lee was given a farewell banquet
the commanders of the several 1«8»'
The quality of glass does not Im
prove scenes at the breakfast t«w«-