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n i tit he Holbrook ArgiiSo VOL XI. HOLBROOtt. ARIZONA SATURDAY. APRIL 21, 1906. No. 16 T SAN FRANCISCO IN RUINS AWFUL STORY OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION San Francisco. April 18. San Francisco was wrecked by a ter rific earthquake at 5:13 this morning, after which fire swept the city. From five hundred to one thousand persons are dead, while the injured number over five thousand. Eight square mil es of business and residence terri tory was burned over. At 7 o'clock tonight the flumes were still raging fiercely, but at that hour water was again available for the firemen, after having been cut oft all day long. The city is in a frenzied panic and martial law prevails. ' Never was there such an appalling catastrophe as this. At 8 and 8:15 o'clock other seismic disturbances occurred, but they did little damage to that already inflicted. The prop- j trty loss will reach one hundred i million dollars. People are go-' ing crazy from fear, thousands j upon thousands ot people are homeless tonight, wandering j hither and thither in search of shelter and food. Dead wagons are in evidence everywhere, while j ambulences are going through j the streets at breakneck speed,; where driving is possible, with: loads ot injured bound for the: hospitals, established and tern-; porary. One hundred millions of dollars , is the estimated loss tonight. 1 one of the" richest sections of San ' Francisco, although spared by j the earthquake, has been swept , by the flames. The entire whole- j sale and shipping district is a, complete loss. There are rumors i tonight that many of these who , suffered will -iever rebuild, but: will take their business to Oak land. San Francisco city is a city of. horrors tonight, from the Ferry i depot to Tenth street, from the! back bay district to Barbary! Coast one sees but a vast street j of ruin. And overall leaps high to Heaven a sheet of flames, the like ot which has never been seen in the world before. From the Presidio onthenorth from the Mission, on the south, from the fashionable west addi tion out near Golden Gate Park, from everywhere come reports of awful havoc, of fearful suffering of untold loss of life, of damage incalcuable. What was once only yester day a smiling city is tonight a waste of redhot ashes, crumbled brick and smoking stone, what the earthquake spared and that was enough to build a huge city on the flames have licl'ed up, and there is hardly enough there of to build a hovel. The human mind cannot conceive of the fear ful havoc, the human hand can not write of it: Albuquerque Morning Journal. The month of April will go down in history as incompara ble for death and diaster. Be ginning with the Vesuvius erupt ion, which killed hundreds and rendered thousand homeless; the earthquake and fire which shook and devastated the city of San Francisco, killing thousands and leaving 250,000 people without shelter or food; the property loss cannot be estimated but it will reach into the hundreds of mill ions of dollars. Smaller towns on the coast were almost shook to peices by the awful trembler, and on account ofconditiou of the telegraph wires it is impossible to make any estimate of the loss of life and property in these pla ces. PREDICTS "A TIDAL WAVE Rochester, N. Y., April 19! Another dnd even greater disas ter than an earthquake threat ens San Francisco. A tidal wave would not be an unlooked forac companvment of present seismic disturbances, says Prof. II. h Fairchild, of the University of Rochester. SUHMARY OF THE RUIN Up to 9 o'clock last night 500 known dead. Total deaths may pass ten thousand. The property loss at 9 o'clock last night had already passed one hundred million dollars. From eight to ten square miles of business and residence section of the city proper has been de stroyed at 9 o'clock last night. At that time the flames were still steadily eating their way in to fresli territory. Five hundred thousand help less people in the city' and sub urbs, literally crazed with fear. Tens of thousands of homeless people walk the streets in search of food and shelter. Most of the buildings left standing are turned into temp orary morgues and hospitals. Dead wagons are rushing through the streets, wherever streets are passable. ' Every important business block in the city is wrecked, burned or partially in ruins. The entire wholesale district has been consumed by the flames. The Call building. The Spreckles building! The Chronicle building. The Examiner building. And practically all the land marks of the retail district are total ruins. Many of the principal churches have been destroyed or damaged. The St. Francis. The Palace. And most of the other cheif hotels in the business district are in ruins. At 9 o'clock last night the fire was bounded in the following zone: From South street on the west to the water front on the east. The entire section south of Market street. Sporadic fires are raging in many parts of the city and the flames are still spreading with lightning rapidity, although wa ter is now available and there is some hope of checking the flames. China town is burning. Only a west wind will save the city from total destruction. The city is under martial law. It will require days to form an estimate of the number of dead. It is beyond estimate tonight to tell the number of the injured, who fill the hospitals, establish ed and temporary, and who overflow into the streets. In the cheap tenement districts the mortality has been awful. And this was San Francisco the beautiful, San Francisco the gay, San Francisco the Paris of America, the future metropolis of the nation at 9 o'clock last night. A mass of shaking, smoking, blazing ruins. Shocks of lesser force have con tinued throughout the day and into last night. The insane asylnm at Agnew is wrecked. Many inmates were killed and the rest turned, loose to run among the already ter rorized population. The University of California buildings at Berkeley have been totally demolished. No injured are known in these buildings. The buildings of the Leland: Standford university at Palo Alto are in ruins. One student is dead and many injured. San Jose is badly wrecked. The number of dead is unknown. Los Alamos is totally wrecked. There are many known dead. : Oakland is badly wrecked and the people panic-stricken.1 Point Richmond ''is badly ( wrecked. , , , , u The Santa Fe terminal build-j ings at Point Richmond art' in total ruins." """ """' The great China Basin fill of the Santa Fe has sunk out of sight, two million dollars at one blow. Every suburb of San FranciSo is badly wrecked or shaken. There are many dead in the outlying districts. Every city in the central coast section has been badly shaken. All railroads have suffered heavily. All have lost many miles of track. In some instances the track has dropped out of sjght. The damage in the country is not known. This briefly, is the first com plete story of what was done by the awful earthquake of yester day morning on the Pacific coast. The Senate has appropriated one million dollars for the relcit of the San Francisco suffers. PROCEEDINGS OK MDofSUIWIM OK NAVAJO COUNTY, Office Board of Supervisors ) Navajo County, Arizona IIolhrook, Apr. 2, 1906 j Regular quarterly meeting ot the Board of Supervisors con vened this date at 1 p. m. All present. Minutes of last meet read and approved. The following quarterly re ports of County officers submit ted, audited, found correct and approved, showing as follows: County Superintendent of Schools. Total disbursements 1st quarter, April ' 190G, school funds$ 6,964.02 County Recorder. Fees received during January .. $ 48.35 Fees received during ' February 36.00 Fees received during March 32.10 Total 1st quarter 1906 .as per Treasurer's re ceipt $ 116.45 Clerk of Board ot Supervisors. . Cash orders drawn on . County Treasurer 1st quarter, 1906. No. Cash Orders Amt. 1, ' Jan. 5, Alejandro '' Baca, Indigent. $ 8.00 2, Jan. 6, J. P. Nuanez Indigent 8.00 3,, Jan. 6, Juan Jortez, Indigent 8.00 4, " Jan. 8. A. C. M. I., i( ,, supplies to county... 45.40 5, Jan. 8, A. Carlisle '-" "Company, supplies to '' "county.! .13.00