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he Holbrook ArgiiSo
No. 16
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-;
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
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
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
Up to 9 o'clock last night 500
known dead.
Total deaths may pass ten
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
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
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
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
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
The Senate has appropriated
one million dollars for the relcit
of the San Francisco suffers.
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
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

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