Titusville Herald, April 20, 1906

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April 20, 1906

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Titusville Herald (Newspaper) - April 20, 1906, Titusville, Pennsylvania K V LV u FIRST DAILY PAPER IN THC OIL REGIONS Uille JE0Mn0 lief ato VOL 41 NO 260 TITUSTILLE PA FlilDAY APRIL 20 1906 HALF A MILLION RAISED IN NEW YORK THURSDAY ROCKEFELLER GAVE Organized Relief Committee Will Take Hold of Work This List of Largest Subscribers NfCVv YORK Apiil York todayspontaneously responded to the appeal for halp sent behalf of the sufferers in the California disaster MOID than halt a million dollais weie subtcrrbed heie today Many small fonrubntums made e not as yet been reckoned into a total In addition to the relief fund it was announced that Claience H Mackaj pi evident 01 the Postal Telegraph Ca ble cornpauv has offeied to Iho Univeisity ot California it needed the election ol new buildings Who Gave the Money lOdays contributions came without any organ ized efforts Mayor McClel lan tonight however issued a pioclam a Lion appointing a representative com mitiee or icliet which will meet and organize in the city hall tomorrow when systematic woiU of seeming funds and handling supplies for the sti icKen Calitoiuia cities will be be gun The Pennsylvania and Eire rail roads and Wells Fargo Co have ottered to fclnp supplies iiee oi ehaige The Westein Union Telegiaph com panv will handle all lelief messages at he companys expense Todays IIIR Mibsciiption list was headed by John D Rockefellei with a contnbi lion of The United Railways Investment company through its biokeis subseiibed M genheimei Sons conti United rhcCarnegie heio fund and J P Moi fran Co each Many othei contributions of and helped to swell die total A mimbei ol these were made bj tormei Caliloi iiians now residing in this city The New York stock exchange brokers cou lnfouled a total of in addition to the large individual contribution an nounced from the Wall street district The reliel commission appointed by Maoi McClellan is headed Moms K lessup president of tho rhambei ol commeice ns lempoiaiy chaiiman Smaller Contributions The pioceeds many theatrical perloi niaucos in the vaiious play houses ibis week and next will bo I in nod nver to tho lehel committee Mib Herman Oehichs who lost much piopeity at San Francisco is chaliman ot a committee of ladies ar ranging lor 5 Saturday after naiyrranTTevenTirg at 11 is Baiiy todav cabled to Charles IM oilmans office in this city a con iiibnlion ot The pioceeds ol his plai Petei Pan at thr IDmpnc theatre tomouow with Maude Adams in the title iolo also will IIP applied to tne relief fund The Merchants association of New Yoik has sent out an appeal lo 30000 ineichants in Gi eater NPW York oral and 500 contributions were leceived lonight MAYOH SCHMITZ REPLIES TO PITTSBURG TELEGRAM Accepts Money From the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission PITTSBURG April first re ply to1 messages for financial assistance and extending sympathy for Francisco sufferers was received in Piltshurg tonight when F M Wilmott secretary and manager of the Carnegie Hero Fund the following telegram from Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco Mr Taylor President Car negie Hero Fund Commission Pitts burg Your offer of is accepted with sincere appreciation Signed T E SCHMITZ 1 Mayor Approximately 30000 wns raised by Plttslnirg business men for the Cali fornia sufferers at a meeting of citizens at the rooms of the Chamber of Com merce Mayor George Outline pre sided A number of localbenefits are being arranged for the sufferers MAYOR SCHMITZ TAKES STRONG POLICE MEASURES People Must Remain Home at Night Looters to Be Shot on Sight SAN FRANCISCO April Behmitz this afternoon issued tho fol lowing proclamation to the people of Kan Krancisco The federal troops themembers of the regular police force and alt special police officers have been authorized to kill any and all persons engaged in looting or in the commission of any other crime f have directed all gas and electric lighting companies not to turn on gar or electricity until I order them to do so You may therefore expect the city 10 remain in darkness for an indefinite time request all citizens to remain at home trom darkness until daylight every night until order is restored warn all citizens of the danger of lire from damaged or destroyed chim neys broken or leaking gas pipes or fixtures or any like causes Mayor Schmitz today appealed to Oakland tor immediate supplies of broad and food of all kinds tents and bedding Golden Gate park will he the asylum for the destitute PORTLAND IS LIBERAL PORTLAND Ore April ad dition to tho Telegrams fund of 000 raised yesterday morning Portland business men up to oclock this afternoon has contributed making a total of for the re lief of the San Francisco earthquake sufferers HOLE CITY IS WIPED FROM CREATIONS FACE f Metropolis of Pacific Coast 91 Reigns Su f Hundred Thousand Sul lenly Licks Up Remaining Re sponds City Hopeful SAN FRANCISCO April midnight the flames were slowly but steadily moving on portions of San Francisco still untouched The sky presented a lurid picture The strong est fire seemed to be in the western end of the city while the volume of flame in the Mission district would in dicate that the conflagration was less severe than during the day OAKLAND April Clark su perintendent of the San Francisco county hospital telephoned the Asso ciated Press headquarters in Oakland tonight concerning the situation at the Agnews insane asylum near San Jose Dr Clark said that eleven employes and officers of the institution includ ing Ds Kelly and Cell were killed and twenty injured Among the pa tients fiftyfive were killed and 120 in jured All the buildings were demol ished Dr Clark wen to Agnews in an automobile taking four niirses with him and materially assisted the re maining members of the staff to or ganize relief measures Tents have been set up on the grounds of the in stitution and the injured as well as the uninjured are cared for Dr Clark said that there was absolutely no con fusion and that he believed all the pa tients had been accounted for NEW YORK officials of the Postal Telecjraoh comoany in this citv at received the following message from Mr Storer the superin tendent nf STvie in San Fran icisco The fire is still going on and will probably consume the whole city except those streets situated between the Golden Gate park and Webster in neghborhood there is water where tru fire department can work with some chance of suc cess WASHINGTON April dent Roosevelt after a conference With Miss Mabel Bcardman of the American National Red Cross today issued in form of a proclamation an anneal to the American people for aid for the people of San Francisco He aske4 that all contributions be made through the officials of the Na tional Reel Cross who have effected systematic arrangements for the dis tribution of the needed assistance WASHINGTON April President has received the following from Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco Earthquake has done great damage but fire has done more Half of the city is in flames but believe under control Thanks for offer of assist ance We at present need no outside assistance but will call on you if nec essary WASHINGTON April West ern Union bulletin received at the war department tonight says that efforts to stop the fire at Vanness avenue were unavailing and it is now believed that the chances of saving any portion of the unturned districts surrounded fay Union Vanners Golden Gate to Oc tavia Hayes and Fillmore to Market are very slim WASHINGTON April igVice President Fairbanks signed the Cali fornia relief resolution at and it was at once sent to the White House WASHINGTON April President at 6 oclock tonight signed the joint resolution appropriating for the relief of the San Francisco earthquake sufferers SAN FRANCISCO April Francisco is lonight the city desolate I Kftemefd the acme of its misery was reached when flames burst from all fides of tho Iloiel Fairmont the struc ture above every other that ap parently most strongly entrenched against the attack of allconsuming fire And surrounding that lofty pinnacle of ns far as the eye could eei to the south to the east and far out to the west lay in cruel fantastic heaps charred and smoking all hat remained of a piosperous city The imiropolls of the Pacific coast was in ashes City Not Discouraged This lias been another day of an un even struggle of man against an un confiuerahle element Aero after aero has been ground into dust and ashes despite the heroic perseverance of the firemen lo limit tho conflagration Tonight there is hope thut the worst has boon nearly readied and ihal when tomorrow dawns the end will have como Hut tho hope is faint If ihe llamas can be barred from the wileni addition then the end will bo written to the great disaster San Fraudsco is not discouraged Its best and highest class has already begun to plan for restoration rind to care for tho stricken The relief will bo immediate and offentfvo The tot il subscription of S180000 was announced tonight and for tho im I mediate relief of the needy are being made The baking of 00000 loaves of bread will begin tomorrow Free I transportation will be provided to the destitute who desire to go tp interior points Water for Sufferers Major McKeever was appointed ctmi mandant of the camps of the honfelqss H was announced that tomorrow there bpgm i daily deliver into city of 10000000 gallons of water Tonight for the first time direct telegraphic lommunrcation was ii establishocl between San Francisco and the outside world and this message had the honoi of being the fiist lo be sent By the mens energetic efforts in the face of gieai obstacles the Postal Tele graph company succeeded in restoring ono of Us shattered lines and its man agers aie hopeful of bunging back its soi vice to noimal in a day or two The Postal ofiice tonight is in u little wooden structure erected on piles at the water front Three Fires Btirhincj Tonight three distinct fire were1 burn ing One was in the territory that ex tends liom Nob Hill easterly towards the water tiont It was navHiiv slowly north toward tho Telegraph Hill erlioii and may die out Horn Lick ot material 01 sweep toward Iho ex treme water front The secondcenter section was in the Mission chsfnct Hoelhe fne had t cached Eighteenth sheet but making little headway towards ihe hilleide to tho Ihousimlb ot tamped The thud and dargeious flic is hat threatening the western pn t ol thi city This is leally a continuation of the Nob Hill fue Ii is wpclgc shaped with puMims foiwaid Thu is the point against which Jhe no then giealest effoiis Shot the Looters Dynamite was used for backfiring purioses with only fair success To night many blocksmay blown up Chief of Police JMnan tonight sjil 250 would fully cover He number of dead About fifty bodies havo thus far been found Thero wns considerable shooting looters today but the caped with wounds Devastation Grows With each succeeding hour the de vastation grows The entire business and wholesale district is a mass of coal and ashes while the tire has reached westward far beyond Vanness avenue wiping out buildings and seeking more to devour At 4 oclock MayorSchmitz and Chief of Police Dinan decided that the only hope of saving the western addition with its forest of frame dwellings and the Richmond district with its thou sands of homes was to check the fire at Vanness avenue which crosses the city fronnnorth to south where these residences begin This avenue is ninety feel wide and the possibility of checking the inarch of the flames there looked hopeful Orders wore given to concentrate every fire engine in the city on this avenue and to marshal soldiers at San Francisco PEOPLE ARE HOPELESS AND TAKE TO THE HILLS Pathetic Pitiful Heart Breaking Scenes in the Desolate City SANr FRANCISCO April ands upon thousands of people arc lluti inpr from the fire today They are flockingto the ferries to the parks to the military reservation and to tlre su burbs From all of tho hillsides in the central portion of the city thoy watcbod the roaring furnace that was consuming the business section They watched tho towering mounds of dainuti ami speculated as to tho ox lent of Iho territory that was doomed Snddeuly there was whisporod an alarm up and down tho long lino of watchers and thoy hurried away lo drag clothing cooking utensils and scant provisions through the streets From Grant avenue the procession moved westward Men and women dragged trunks packed huge bundles of blankets boxes of everything WuKoim could not be hired except by paying Iho mfjsi ixtnr tlonnie rates A Calm Stunned People Hut there was no panic Tho poople are calm stunned Thoy soem not to realize the ox tout of the calamity hoy hoar that llio ciiy is destroyed in so far as business plants are con cerned I hoy tell oacb other in Vhe most natural lono rlial thoir residences were destroyed by liio jlamos but there is no hysteria no oulcry no criticism Mayor Schmifx and Chief of Police ninan have boon forced from place to place by the Daybreak found them directing tho municipal council which is a commit teeof safety from the Fairmont hotol tlie beautfir striiolnro that stood on tlio top of Nob Hill lint that caught lire and they retreated to tho dishing at Larkin and Slitter streets I hen to tne North TiiuI police station on Sacra mento street Hero tiro council com posed of the finance loaders of the city mot this morning and decided to resort to The Most Heroic Measures yet undertaken since thecity has boon in the path of devastation This decision was to bombard tho en tiro section of the city lying along the east side of Vanues avenue from Golden Gate avenue to Pacific avenue sixteen blocks iir all containing the homos of uany millionaires and apartment1 nouses Tho military was notified of this ac tion and barrels of gunpowder the only remaining tAplobive in thu city were taken from the Presidio Fort Mc Dowell Alcntrm and other nearby posts Itundieds of police legimouLs of soldiers and scores of volunteers were sent into the doomed district to warn the people to lee These hero ically responded to tho demand of the law and went bravely on their way Trudging Bravely and Painfully over the pavements with the little they could get together ISvery available wagon was taken by the military to carry he powder General Funston is cooperating with Mayor Schmitz whose orders to all are to kill without warning a malofactors When men have been rootled to oaiiy oul tho plans ot ios ouo thev luivo boon IISM tl into soi vice Ina Tow instances it was neces sary to resort lo the cockod revolver and drawn sword after which there was no hesrfaiicv JDO Piesiilio rcseiAalion Iho vasl Richmond dlstilct ol thousands of actcb Golden Gate park and Iho sin lounding hills ifhomble one picnic gjound Tents and impiovhed covoi fhgb have been erected eveivwheie TJrcplacps built m thebliooLs beds and rnattiossps thrown down ill ovoi tho section The people thus situated are philosophical Food Supply Scarce There is only one danger and that is tlrac fhef6od supply will run out Every grocery in San Francisco has been taken by the authorities and each family is being sold only one article at a time In many places the police and military prohibit overcharging General Fnnston announced this morn ing that rations would soon reach the city and then the pooplo will be sup plied from the Prosldio Bakeries IKIVO already boon built within the reservation and tho broad supply therefore has not failed completely The government has begun to aid in the progress of the people out of the city to Oakland Berkeley and Ala meda Tugboats and steamers arc be ing pressed into service for this pur pose and there is a vast army on the way to the ferries A Smoky Nakedness From the water front the burned city can be seen today in all its smoky nakedness From the Pacific Mail dock to Vallojo street on the West Side a distance of two miles wreck age and ruin is the rule Although the fire did not jump TSast street the dam age has been enormous The filleclin land facing the ferry building is a suc cession of little valleys some four oth ers six feet deep The ferry tower itself is out of plumb and the big build ing is much twisted by the earfhriuake Looking up Market street from the lorry building the city is a smoulder ing mass of ruins Groat manufactor ies mercantile houses banks and of fico buildings are nowhere lo bo soon and only in spots is there so much as a tower a monument of the burned structures Water Pitifully Scarce Today was bright and warm The sun boat down on Iho tired workers ami rescuers There is scarcely any waterto reHove tho thirst of Hie suf fering The load in many instances are lying in tiro streets and the ruins Tho soldiers arc doing all in their pow er lo remove tho bodlos that a postil once may bo averted ft has boon nec essary repeatedly lo remove Iho In jured from places where thev had sought rofiiKo uo nro kepi in creasing with alarming rapidity Wa ter is tho incessant cry of the firemen and tho people ono it to fight tho fho the others to drink but thoro is only a scant drinking supply PRINCE AND POTENTATE EXPRESS THEIR SORROW Old Is Apalled by the Great San Francisco Horror WASHINGTON April Roosevelt is receipt of cablegrams expressing the sympathy with this country from foreign rulers and foreign countries on account of the ap palling disaster at San Francisco Fol lowing is tho text of the messages thus far From President Fa 1 Mores of Tho overpowering disaster at San Francisco causes Franco groat sorrow find we join with all our heart in Iho sorrow of tho groat republic of the United States I extend to yon Mr President my sincere condolences and convoy to the sorrowing families of the victims my sympathy From President Pardo of government and Iho Peruvianpeople share keenly the grief of tho people of the United Slatesover the catastrophe at San Francisco 1 convey iny heart felt sympathy in these sad moments From EarlGray ac cept my sincere and deep sympathy concerning the terrible disaster at San Francisco From tho King of Deeply moved by tho terrible disaster ol Call ioinla I send iho oxpiesslon of my most sincere condolence and sympathy Fiom Kmpcioi Nicholas of Deeply Impressed by Iho 1 online di sasti i in Sau Francisco i fcpioss to you and to tho Arnoihan people my warmest sympathy and sincere con dolence From King of convey lo you and voui countyrnen tho profound sympathy which tho terrible dlsisto befallen San Fumcksco has evoked in Italy and my condolence with hose who have suffered From General William Booth Snlva lion alone can effectually comfort and help the living sulfeiois by Ibis agonizing calamity til San Fiin cisco The piayeis and sympathy ot oui pooplo tho world ovm nie wilh you U S A OFFICER STATES THAT CITY IS DOOMED Nothing Cnn Avail to Stoo Fire Until It Is Burned Out YORK Api 11 West eiu Union is In icccipt ot a dispatch timed 5 p m Pieilic coast lime giv ing rheajea dgsttfryed by Hi p il sliowb thai praoflcally all of San Fran Cisco lias boon burned 01 Is binning Tho Inloirnarioii brought In bv Scigeant Hiukloy USA who said lOvoiything out Maiket slrool lo about Twentythird Ls burning fiercely Everything is gone except the mint The was Injured only by earthquake Only throo or four rooms thero are daniugod ICvory building of any importance in the city up toVan ness avenue including the entire busi ness section and all Urn holels have been entirely destroyed and thedis trict running north from Golden Gate avenue and lying between Vannoss avenue and Octavia street also ha boon burned Chinatown Is Gone The fire is raging on Nob Hill I hear that parts of Nob Hill are entirely wiped out The fire has crossed Van ness avenue oast of Union street and everything in that district is going Certain parts of Nob Hill are un touched although very seriously threatened Tho tiro is raging around Union and Franklin streets every prospect of continuing It now looks as if the entire city will bo burned bo fore the fire stops A section bounded by Union and Octavia streets and Gold en Gate avenue and another lying be tween Market Hayes and Fillmore streets are about all left of the city north of Market street There is a section in the Missions district south of Marlrot street which has not yet boon burned The prospectsare how ever that It will go because nothing can stop the flames until they roach the straggling outskirts of tho city THOUSANDS ARRIVING IN OAKLAND HOURLY Idora Park Has Boen Given to Refu gees as a Sleeping Room OAKLAND Ciil April sands of refugees rendered homeless by Iho terrible calamity which has over taken San Francisco have come to tfiis city On learning of this the Realty syndics to at once offered Idora park for the use of those loft without uholtor by I lie eartluinako Tho offer has been gratefully ac cepted by the police HIKI fire depart ments ami 200 cots havo boon placed in the theatre lor the use of the refugees Relief stations havo also been es tablished at Iho City ball and at thn various public paries throughout iho oily Other relief staiions havo also lifcn established in fjuoh of i ho churches throughout tbo city as are considered for uso as such OAKLAND IS BESIEGED BY FLEEING REFUGEES Thousands in Streets Waiting for Shelter and Temporary Help OAKLAND April housed and foil prolmblv rolirgctes of Iho stricken city across the bay All day the stream of hu manity has poured from the ferries everyone carrying personal baggage Hh urtiolos savod from the conflagra tion Thousands of jhinose men wo mon and children all carrying luggage to the limit of their strength poured into the limited Chinatown of Oak land Thousands ot persons today besieged to MEMBER OFTHC ASSOCIATED PRESS THREE CENTS GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE FOR THE STRICKEN CITY PRESIDENT SIGNS MEASURE Other Business Transacted in the two Houses Tf li ma n Again on the Warpath WASHINGTON April Hen ate today passed a joint lesohitlon appiopilatmg a million dollais to ha used in affording relief to San Fran i isco suftoteis appiopilated to pay the expenses ol bunging home the bodies of the Keaisurge vUUins listened to an explanation by Mr Bai ley i oncoming the of yes lei days Democratic senatorial caucus heail tho list halt of an exhaustive speech bj Mi LuFollette on the jail lotul rate bill and witnessed a decided ly spliited encountoi between Mr Till man and Mi Hopkins containing the recent Chicago bunk failure Tillman on Warpath Mr Tillninn load newspaper charges that Iho Illinois senator had used his olliciiil position lo pievent punishment lor violation ot the banking law and Mr Hopkins icspomled by chuigUig the South Caioliim hcnuloi with approving inn lynching of negioes md with se ut Ing his election to thu by huppi ebbing the negro vote He also declined that Alt Tillman had changed the olllciul ropoil of Iris last speech on the bank question so aa io make it ap pear that he Mr Hopkins had evaded 1 nest Ion and to this Mr Til man ic spondod I hat lie hul done nothing of he Kmd The colloquy at last became bllter that it was neceasaiy to call Iho stmatois lo oidei La Follette on Railroads Mi LuFollette attacked the over capilalistUion of lalhoads and con temloil foi Urn bioadeat constiuetlon ot tho rlfiht of congress lo leglalute COr conliol of tho loadu ile aald that tlie ponding bill wait dilecilvt in many iin pnilanl jpspecls took a position Jii auppoil ot Hi a Bailey noneukpenslmi amondmcnf and announced himself aa opposed lo n hioad oourtioviow of of lrUor4tale Corrmioire commission In the House The honso loday appropiiated fl000 000 loi thn snfloihiK and honicleHH In San Flaiicisco and other California owns and gavo tlu secutaiy of war Iho hoeieUuy of tho tieabiuy and aeciq tarlos ot the nnvy and commerce power to coope i ate wirh the mayom of the stilclfoii thai he vciy heat sulls nuglil ln oblaiued in alfording 10 licl Tho lOHolfition laloi parsed the sch ale aiHl was hlhnod by Prealdeni UOOBP vclt Mr Williams the minority leader gave uollcp thai thero would not ho nioio iPKtslation uMiepI undoi the iiilei of Iho hoiiKo on a special Mile until the conferees orr the stalehood bill had made a report Suveial hpecuhep woie made on the laiift Hie house comploling the general debate on the bill and tomorrow will lake it up bv PROMPT ACTION TAKEN BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT Tents and Rations Forwarded for the Distressed WASHINGTON1 April action has been taken by tho war de partment in extending to earthquake HuffereiH of San Francisco all available resources at its command to relievo tho wants of the distressed and to provide shelter for fyhe homeless Two hundred thousand rations have been directed to be sent from Van couver barracks to San Francisco and a large number of tents from Van couver and other military posts The HUP Plies will he forwarded with all the expedition possible so that they may be at the disposition of the authorities at the earliest date practic able General Funston who Is in coin ruaml of the army at San Francisco has been anked whether he needs addi tional troops to assist himin his work and if so Secretary Taft will give or dors that they be sent to him Tho war department today received tho following telegram from General Kuiistori dated San Francisco April Your four dispatches received Have already filed several for you Impossible now to inform you as lo fnl extent of disaster City practical ly iiistroyod Troops have boon aiding police patrolling and maintaining or der Martial law has not been de clared Working in conjunction with civil authorities Have not interferen with the sending of any dispatches i on cannot send too many touts or rations About 200000 people home loss Food very scarce Provision houses all destroyed All government buildings in city one The department of commerce and1 labor will tend all possible aid to tho San Francisco sufferers so far as its facililies extend In dispatches to the lighthouse inspector at San Francisco and lo the officials of tho fish commis sion Secretary Motcalf has directed tlKlighthouse louder Madrono and tho United States steamship Albatross to go at once to the stricken city and do ovcrytliiiiR practicable to aid the sut REFUGEES HANDLED YORK April South ern Pacific railroad received informa tion tins aficrnoon that trains were ruiiniiipr from San Francisco south down tho peninsula toward San lose Uchigecn were being handled as speedi ly as possible The companys station at Third and Townseud streets while dnmugid had not been destroyed and Continued on Second Pate i could ytlll bi used ns a tormliuia ;