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MOOT LABIUM H PA vol. xxxi.' no; 0 as ' T THE THE RESIDENCES lil- LOS ANGELES FEELS TWO EARTHQUAKE PRESIDENT JORDAN Publishers' Press Oakland, Calif., April 13. As the red rayg of the April sun flashed across the Pacific ocean this evening they were reflected back from scenes of horror that has not been equalled in the history of the United States since the famous Chicago fire. The Gold City of the Pacific slope was a mass of smouldering ruins and where yester day, tall buildings had stood, tonight nothing waa loft but .indescribable nor ror, the likeness of which will remain photographed on the brains of those who were compelled to witness it, for many years. Less than one-sixth of the city " of San Francisco will remain 8tand.g when the present ' fires shall have burned themselves out. In the de-r stroyed district It Is practically every bit of tho business portion of the me tropolis of the coast and some two thirds of the best residential section. Suffering Is Terrible. The suffering of the inhabitants is terrible. Men, women and children are gathered In open squares and In suburbs, suffering lack of clothing, food and beyond all that, many have throats that are parched with thirst on account of tho scarcity of the wat er. In every spot whero refugees gather ed, soldiers, doing herculean work, have even beggared themselves, to benefit unfprtunate mortals, who yes terday had everything, and today have nothing. Every largo recepta cle that can be pressed Into service, Is being used to haul water from Black Point, tho Presldo-district and Gold en Gate, down where people sit or lie In a semi-comatose state, willing to iaccept anything, but so terribly dazed by their experiences a3 to be absolute ly unablo to do anything for them selves. Whether the firo Is under control, only tho events of tho next 'few hours will determine. General Funston Optimistic. General Funston, who has been on duty continually ever since the first earthquake shock, thinks it is, but It 'cannot bo determined whether this be lief is well founded. Early in the afternoon, by the free use of dynamite Hlong tho path of the flames on Vanness avenue, enough buildings were demolished to furnish open spaces across which the fire could not jump. Similar action taken all along an DYNAM G DESTROYED POURING STATUE ERECTED BY PETER DONAHUE BEQUEST n I : mw toff- fb&A iizuv&iit.?. , ( -,i..i,:.?. 4r ft In the Heart A GREAT AREA HAS FAILED TO STOP THE BUSINESS DISTRICT OF THE ONCE PROUD I'll SLIGHT SHOCKS D (LEE III A PANIC- CONGRESS VOTES $1,000,000 TO STRICKEN CITV 10M ILL QUARTERS. AT SAN JDSE. HOSPITALS ARE FILLED WITH DEAD CONFIRMS DESTRUCTION OF i urn MARY The whole city of Saan Francisco Is at the mercy of the flarree It dees not teem possible that at least more than one-fifth of the grand eea pert can be saved Property loss will reach $250,000,000 in San Francisco alone Efforts to save city. by dynamiting a large area have fail ed there fere two slight shocks at Los Angeles shortly after noon yesterday, but they did no damage The people were so badly frightened, however, that many of them left the city President Jordan confirms report that Leland Stanford has been destroyed Newspapers have ceased to try to publish in San Francisco Chinatown was wiped out and Nob Hill is burning Con servative estimate places dead In San Francisco at 1,500 People who can not leave San Francisco are in danger of dying of thirst as supply of water is cut off Vandals working in city are shot down by soldiers General Fun ston in charge of situation is optimistic Governor'of California appeals to Government for aid Congress votes $1,000,000 to San Francisco. imaginary fan-shaped line Is expected to prove of great benefit. Owing to the fact that travel across the bay has been hampered for many reasons, there has been no chance to gather details as to the success or failure of the fire fighters. Mayor Asks Help. Mayor Schmitz this afternoon sent a messenger ticross tho Day with a tel egram to Governor Pardee asking in th9 name of humanity for tents and bread. "We want bedding, food, tents," he said, "and must have them quick. Perishing humanity depends on Generosity of its fellow citizens, but urgent aid will save lives." The response to the appeal was im mediate. This evening supplies are be- : lng received here from every section and being rushed across to the strick en city. The Federal government, j Red Cross society and private charity organizations are doing everything possible, but at the present time the absolute need is water to drin! Relief stations have been established at all public parks. General Funston, who is aiding civil authorities is leaving nothing undone. Help those who can not help themselves. Is his policy. Communication Cut Off. Means of communication in and about the city have been completely cut off. Where yesterday a few auto mobiles could go backward and for ward tonight their progress was stop ped by the masses of ruins. It may be many hours before an accurate es timate of loss of life can be made. BATTERy, BUSH AND MARKET STREETS. of the Business District Early . Wiped Out XJJ THEY ARE HOW EATING THEIR CITY OF THE WEST PI THE FLIES TO FURY PEOPLE FEAHG THAT THERE IS TO BE LELAND STANDFORO Newspapers Have Quit. Newspapers in the city have given up hopes of publishing editions for many days and outside news gather ers are greatly hampered in their work by the lack of specific knowl edge ol topograhpy of the city. Like a black pall, smoke clouds hang low over the ruins of the city and those who try to get from place to place find their way blocked by ruins which fill thb streets a height of many feet. Army r vy officials who are doing duty the aid of the police ar pressin ...tlzens into service. Unless they have good reasons for not working, male pas sengers arc confronted by bayonets, revolvers and are put to work at any thing that may be necessary at the moment. Vandais Are Shct. Many persons have been shot and killed for looting. There is, however, no record of them, as troops on duty when they catch a thief at work sim ply fire a bullet into the miscreant and leave him where he falls. Fire fighters destroyed block after block by dynamite in tho hone of checking the flames, but in every instance, so strong was the sweeii of wind, that their efforts went to naught. Fire jumped across open spaces for al most increditab'e oistances. Many persons were burned -to death dur ing the day. Some were caught in the swift onward rush of flames and in carcerated in homes Other3 were bur ied under the falling walls and cook- by t! Ftrv Richmond, Indiana, Friday, April 20, 1906. (To 0J P-H LTL TV Ik FLAMES AND HAVING AND AID IS ed to death, while others met their fate while bravely trying to check fires that threatened absolute des truction to their native place. The entire district from the water front to Octavio and Golden Gate avenue, the north beach section, Nob Hill and away out through the city to Stanford mansion fell practically to the fire of the past 24 hours. All Now Gone. To enumerate city blocks destroyed Is to publish practically the street di rectory of the city, from bay front to Pacific Ocean. Personalities are "lost. Those who have escaped are unknown and will be unknown for many hours yet to come. It has been possible for all per sons who have money to get away but the poor are still held here, help less victims depending upon charity of the soldiers and city authorities. Railroad communication with the outside world is cut off. Destitution is a mild word when applied to those suffering here. Beyond Imagination. The magnitude of the disaster is such that many people who could or dinarily be depended upon to care for themselves, have really abandon ed hope, and in a quiet state of des pair wait for death and can only be aroused by the sternest measures. These latter are being restored , to however, and soldiers in blue uni forms have the situation under such control that the lawless element has disappeared so far as present calcu lations are concerned. Property Loss $250,000,000. It seems safe to say at the present that upward of one thousand persons are dead and these figures are under rather than over estimated. The prop erty loss far exceeds 5250,000,000, and is to be added to as the moments go by. With the destruction of Clifford House, many persons lost their lives. Tt stood on a rocky bluff overlooking the Pacific ocean. From the west ver anda many hundreds of tourists from every part of the civilized world have been wont to sit find watch seals play in the waves of the ocean on the rocks two hundred yards off from the main land. Following the earthquake rnv persons in th vic'nity rushed to the hotel and wrrp bfr;c: tnkfn crre of when te i-is p-cth tremble "'""no and almost in t-HVline of an .- the hotl t lobVes "Mnr nito the wat fnr below. Just "w f-jert a loss of life --ic; fpre can not be told, but it is certainly large. LAST HOPE HAS VANISHED. Efforts to Save San Francisco Fail and City Gives Way to Flames. Publishers' Press Oakland, Calif., April 19. The last hope of saving the city is gone. The demolished line along Vanness ave nue, and extending around the fire zone, in a fan shape half circle, which the authorities believed would check the spread, failed when the test came, and the flames jumped through and are now working their own free will in the residence district. The firemen can do nothing more. The fire must burn itself out. San Francisco, at this moment, seems absolutely doom ed. So far as can be learned the second series of earthquake shocks this aft ernoon, did practically little damage here, but a different story is expected when word comes in from the southeast- Pope Reported Sick. Publishers Press Paris, April 19. A dispatch from Rome, received early this morning, states that the Pope is seriously ill with heart trouble. WA TO ANOTHER AND DYING Ale. I FIRST STREET, tZXZ JOSE IS A CITX OF 60.000 PEOPLE. 40 MIXES SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO. IN SANTA CLARA COUNTX PALL0IUM TO COLLECT FUND Mayor Issues Appeal on Behalf of the Earthquake Sufferers. SUBSCRIPTIONS RECEIVED. ALL MONEY COLLECTED .WILL BE FORWARDED BY THE PALLAD IUM TO MAYOR OF SAN FRAN CISCO. PROCLAMATION TO CITIZENS Inasmuch as one of the greatest calamities in the history of the world has just befallen San Fran cisco, thousands of people having been rendered homeless and hun dreds severely injured by the terri ble earthquake of Wednesday morning, I, W. W. Zimmerman, Mayor of the City of Richmond, call upon the citizens of this city to assist in raising a voluntary re lief fund, which shall be sent as soon as possible to the Mayor of San Francisco to be used in the best interests of the stricken peo ple of that city. I hereby desig nate The Richmond Palladium as the custodian of this fund and all contributions should be left at the office of the Palladium. W. W. Zimmerman, Mayor of Richmond. ,. Richmond, Ind., April 19, 19C6. Message of Sympathy. Mayor Zimmerman yesterday after noon telegraphed Mayor Schmitz, of Francisco, as fellows: Men. E. E. Schmitz, Mayer of San Francisco. The City of Richmond, Ind., which has many native sons and daughters i r San Francisco and the State of California, extends its sympathy in this hour of distress and hereby ten ders its aid toward alleviating the sufferings cf the pecpls affected by the gre2t disaster. W. W. Zimmerman, Mayor cf Richmond. Richmond will do her share in bring ing relief to suffering humanity in San Francisco and vicinity. I The proclamation of Mayor Ziir?mer iman addressed to the people of Rlch imond, soliciting aid for the eirth m uko sufferers and tho mayor's t--' - v ; j sympathy to Mayor Schmitz of San 'Francisco are published above asd they set forth briefly Richmond's part in the work of relief that nearly every city and town in the United States u.-11 tr.l-A nn rtnrlnp the nstt twontv- 1 four hours. , . Contributions to the fund may be left at the Palladium office at any time during the day or evening, either by individuals or societies cf any kind. The Richmond fund already has a start, contributions made last night be ing us follows: The Palladium .....$ 25 George I Cates 25 Samuel Gaar 25 A. D. Gayle ..5 Jonas Gaar ............... .... 5 D SAN JOSE, VISITED BY EARTHQUAKE ROOSEVELT GETS MESSAGE. Publishers' Press Washington, April 19. The President late this afternoon re ceived the following message from the mayor of San Francisco: San Francisco, April 19, 1906. "President Roosevelt: "Earthquake has done great damage, but fire has done more. Half of the city in flames, but be lieve under control. Thanks for offer of assistance. We at pres ent need no outside assistance, but will call on you if necessary. Signed "B. E. SCHMITZ, Mayor." $10,000,000 BY TELEGRAPH. Secretary Authorizes Transfer From Sustreasury to San Francisco. Publishers' Press Washington, April 19. The Secre tary of the v Treasury has authorized the telegraph transfer of $10,000,000 from the subtreasury of New York to San Francisco.': The cash -will be -deposited in New York and immediate ly paid out on the order of San Fran cisco banks entitled to it. ' John Dougan ...... P. W. Smith B. B. Myrick .... T. A. Mott .. J. B. Craighead . . H. J .Hanes ...... E. G. Hibberd ... John M. Westcott George W. Miller . Frank C. Kibbey . Clem A. Gaar Starr Piano Co. , Howard Campbell John Nicholson .. .. 25 ,. 10 .. 5 .. 5 i. 25 .. 5 10 100 5 .. 5 5 ,.'100 ,. 10 10 Total $40: With the exception of Indianapolis and Evansville, Richmond is the first city in Indiana which has taken the step toward offering relief to the stricken Californians and it Is hoped that the fund which the Palladium has started on its way will reach a con siderable sum during the next few dajr3. ! O DAMAGE IN OTHER CITIES. " - . . PALO ALTO Leland Stanford Jr., university practically destroy- ed; one report says only one building Is left standing; loss many mil- lions cf dollars; several Hve3 lost. 7 AGNEWS Insane asylum wrecked by quake and subsequently b'jrned- many intimates killed, others roaming around country. ' SALINAS Spreckles sugar factory destroyed; loss $1,500,000; Hlsh Ret ool b iildlug. Elks hall. Ma-onlc temple, armory, city hall, K. of P. baildlcg. Oddfellows building, many business houses completely destroyed SV JO"E Many buildings wrecked; twenty persons killed. NAF "Many buildings shattersd; no loss of life reported; prop- erty loss. 500,000. STOCKTON Santa Fe bridge orer San Joaquin river settled sev- eral inches. , VALEJO Some damage to property; loss, $10,000; no lives lost. REDWOOD CITY Courthouse and other buildings collapsed. SACRAMENTO Buildings rocked like cradles; postofflce and few brick buildings damaged. SUISUN MSe and a half of railroad track sunk three to six feet; loaded passenger train nearly engulfed. ' SANTA ROSA Courthouse reported demolished and number of persons killed; city in flames; loss, $1,000,000. - -... WATSON VI LLE Moreland academy destroyed by fire; several buildings collapsed. . MONTEREY Chimney fell through roof cf Del Monte hotel, kill- ing a bride and groom and a hotel employe. H I LLISTER Grangers union warehouse destroyed; woman kill- ed. her husband went insane. V ' ; .. Single Copies, Two Cents THEIR AHXIETY was ray GREAT Report That Los Angeles Had' v . Been Ruined Caused Con sternation Here. SOUGHT PRESS BULLETINS PALLADIUM LAID AT REST FEARS OF MANY PERSONS BY ASSUR ING THEM THE SHOCKWAS BUT SLIGHT. . . "Tingle-ling, tingle-ling" from early; to late-rang the telephone bells at ".tha Palladium . office. Anxious relatives of people' living In various Callfornlaa cities and towns, especially at -San Francisco arid Los Angeles, "called "up to learn the v latest news from' tha stricken region.. ' , At Los Angeles there is a large Rich, mond and Wayne, county, colony ; and -the early reports yesterday of an earth t quake in that' city,1 terrorizedsthe local J . relatives of former . Richmond people) ; living there. Later reports . in v tha ; evening were to the effect (that the shocks in Los Angeles had been slight ' and while they had the effect of alarm ing the Inhabitants no one was serious ly injured. ' - - - , . : .When inquiring- peoplo' wefd In-' formed of this news they expressed j their great -relief. - At the local tele- graph offices there were - many telei grams filed for transmission to' Loa'V Angeles and the wires .were kept busy. j No telegrams from former Richmond! ' people - living in San ' Francisco t werej received last , night. ' , The message ' sent by Clyde Dawson to his mother,? ' arriving yesterday afternoon, was theQ only one that has yet been received from San Francisco. Local relatives of Lee Sharkey and Carl McDanlels are greatly alarmed about their safety. ' Sharkey has beea (Continued to Pago Three.) !