Defiance Daily Crescent News in Defiance, Ohio
19 Apr 1906

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19 Apr 1906

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Defiance Daily Crescent News (Newspaper) - April 19, 1906, Defiance, Ohio Ion a a Trow iwo Onorena if it happens you la find it in the Crescent new. Daily Crescent news. Biggest circulation brings Best results to Crescent news advertisers. >00000000 vol. , thursday april 19. 1906. No. 238 the Peoples store the $1 shirt waists Are i that sort a notice is All that needed to most women. Those who have bought them before have been eagerly looking Forward to their arrival before making Spring purchases in this line. They will fulfil All our expectations and More. Indeed it is most astonishing How so much Beauty and a Chic Quot can be put into them at the Little Price. Combinations trimmings and materials Iii insertions tucking and embroidery Are almost endless. Allar the latest edict in style with he Elbow sleeve and the buttoned Back. A few put into the limelight for your inspection merely a portion the Large Stock. Anxious for some tidings Defiance people have Kela Tives Pacific coast. Must Clear the walks height awnings is now to be regulated. Anxious Defiance san Francisco residents wait with expectancy for news from their loved ones in the Devastey City the coast. There Are no less than fifteen Defiance people residing and near the stricken City which seems doomed to Complete devastation. Telegrams were sent to san Francisco As Early As yesterday afternoon. So far not a word has been received from one them. It is Likely that no word will be received Here other than in news dispatches Quot for Titre four Days. With Only one postal Telegraph wire in operation there Are no Means getting the telegrams sent from Here in to the City. The Only available wire is being used for immediate essential business in dispatching Relief and for the press associations in getting the news the horror to the outside world. Among the Defiance people living there Are Martin Schult son Michael Schult Henry Martin son mrs. John Martin Washington Street for a son John x. Smith. Adam Minsel has a soil working for one the newspapers there and another son and a married daughter living in a suburb just outside but within reach the calamity. Then there Are three members a Diehl family Otto Diehl and his two Sisters within san Francisco. Not a line has been received a word from any them. Their relatives Are anxiously awaiting some information. K. V. Haymaker sent a wire this morning to his brother in Law . Chapman at los Angeles asking for information and no reply has been received from him. There is one postal wire working bet ten san Francisco and los Angeles. There Are Many other Defiance people in san Francisco names whom cannot be Learned now but whose relatives Here Are concerned Iii their welfare. William Martin yesterday afternoon sent a wire to his brother Henry whose drug store in the stricken City is but six blocks from where the great havoc was done by the earthquake in the Early morning. It is feared from latest reports that his store May have been consumed by the fire. Clay Rakestraw and Carl Schosser who were at the Empire Feathre playing in vaudeville have not been heard from. Merchants along Clinton Street and business thoroughfares the City must keep within conformity to the Law respecting the Clearing sidewalks in front their places Aud the stipulated height awnings in front stores. Yesterday mayor Crowe gave notice to All merchants that they must not have goods displayed Oil the sidewalks furher out from the foundation line that five feet which is allowed them by ordinance. Also that no goods Are to be displayed along the curbing which has been done heretofore. The ordinance also provides that All drop awnings must be at. Least seven feet from the sidewalk. There Are any number that Are lower and disturb passersby by having their hats knocked off occasionally. The merchants were Given orders to have their awnings within the stipulated height seven feet. Chief Hubbard carried the orders to All the merchants yesterday. Ohio people Abe killed latest j i tidings from san Francisco Panorama desolation City san Francisco ruined be in flames. Broadway. Fire also broke out in the Mission and the entire City seemed to by quakes and flames. Not a building is left in the business District and firemen powerless to stay the flames. The City is doomed. Sped i to the Crescent new. I inc. San Francisco via. Oakland april 19.�?Day dawned in this grief stricken City a scene death and desolation too appalling to attempt to describe. The flames raged All night Long lapping up whole blocks in their fury. By this morning the demolition was Complete Iii Many sections where once was the Busy Mart the finest City the Pacific coast. The fire spread Iii different directions and the fire department was powerless to Cope with the destroying element and the efforts were disheartening in the extreme. The fire Lias now reached the resilience portion and Many palatial dwellings Are being licked up As fast As the flames can reach them. The citizens Are fleeing for their lives almost and every available vehicle that can be pressed into service is bringing its owner a fabulous Price in the removal furniture. Dovil town everything is in ruins and not a business House is left stand theatres and hotels Are crumbling into heaps and commission and business houses lie soldering their former Sites. Every Liew paper in san Francisco is rendered useless Ami not a paper is sold in the City. Many the news palier buildings Are in ruins their machinery gnarled and twisted out shape Aud the plants a Complete wreck. The estimated loss in san Francisco is $150,000,000 to $300,000,000 which is thought to be a Small estimate. Nod Hill where Rocker Huntington and other millionaires have million Dollar residences and the location the Fairmont hotel is burning and the work demolition will to Complete it is thought. At to clock this morning cities the coast sent lilt engines to the stricken City hut they useless account there being no water available. The engines sent from Oakland were returned. The firemen report the City doomed As there is no Way to Light Hie fire fight Square Miles razed Public buildings and splendid Trade palaces destroyed. Loss life is enormous dead estimated at from five Hundred to five thousand. Hundred thousand homeless City buildings palatial hotels and stately skyscrapers levelled either by the fire the earthquakes. Hundreds volunteers assist the firemen in their efforts to stay the flames structures blown up with dynamite a looters executed by United states troops latest from the stricken Metropolis the Pacific coast. Are stately buildings Thall in san Francisco. Dead 500. Injured 2,Coo. Number buildings wrecked burned 30,000. Homeless people 100.000. Property damage estimated$120,000,000. San Francisco april 19.�?thirty-thousand houses were either partially wholly destroyed by the earthquake and the subsequent fire which swept san Francisco from one end to the other. Hundreds buildings Are were found burning without any Effort being made to Check the flames and it is estimate ruin wrought outside City thriving California towns wrecked by the earthquake. To meet special to the Crescent news. Bellefontaine o., april 19.�?dr. Erlwin Kelley superintendent the California insane Asylum at agnews and his wife were killed by the Hospital being wrecked Iii the earthquake. Or. Kelley formerly lived at Columbus cd and his wife was Mollie Miller this town. Many killed injured at Lima de that there Are 150,000 homeless people. The number the dead can not be readily estimated. One Hundred bodies have already been recovered. Many perished miserably in the broken Down wooden houses along the water front in the Mission and along Market Street. Falling Walls pinned Many victims fast and they were compelled to suffer untold agonies while fiery flames crept toward them. Some be Lieve that the number deaths will i reach the appalling figures 5,000, but from the number bodies thus far recovered the figure May be excessive. The entire City presents a scene indescribable confusion. The fire zone is so Large that it takes two and one half hours to go around it. Every automobile vehicle and Wagon in the quickly reduced by devouring flames. The dreadful earthquake Shock came without warning precisely at 5 13 clock wednesday morning its motion apparently being from East to West. At first the upheaval the Earth was gradual but in a few seconds it increased in intensity. Chimneys began to fall and buildings to crack tottering their foundations. People became Panicky and rushed into the streets the most them in their night attire. They were met by showers falling buildings bricks cornices and Walls. Many were instantly crushed to death while others were dreadfully mangled. Those who remained indoors generally escaped with their lives though scores were hit by detached plaster pictures and articles thrown to the floor. It is said there was much loss by nearly every family in the City. The Sheds Over the Southern Pacific Long wharf san Francisco Bay have j completely collapsed. Many a Bunker fell into the Bay carrying with them thousands tons Coal the Long wharf was one the most important shipping Points about the Bay and freight traffic will be interrupted considerably. As a result the breaking the Mains the Spring Valley water company the town san Mateo was flooded. It was owing to the broken Mains that the fire gained such headway in san Francisco. The town san Rafael despite its own Trou a Hies dispatched fire fighting apparatus to san Francisco. The Palace hotel is destroyed. The postal and the Western Union buildings and the magnificent new Union Trust company building la stories High have been dynamited. The Post office is a Fine Greystone Structure and has been completed less than two years. It covers half a Block Mission Street Between sixth and seventh streets. The ground which the building stands was a swampy character and some difficulty was experienced in obtaining a solid foundation. The City Hall which was badly wrecked is a mile and a half from the water front. It was an imposing Structure with a dome 150 feet High. The building covers about three acres ground and Cost More than $7,000,000. Banks and commercial houses supposed to be fireproof though not modern build burned quickly and the Roar the flames could be heard even the Hills which were out the danger zone. Here Many thousands people congregated and witnessed the awful scene. Great streams flame Rose High in the heavens vote have the nicest line Silver Wear you be seen in Many a Day a its up to our usual Quality and our prices Are always the lowest. High Standard a. X. Weisenburger amp co. Jewellers and opticians a $ a % while hardly a building is standing in Sacramento. Berkeley Alameda and the District South Market Street. J other places heard from suffered severely but report no loss life. The tall steel Frame structures stood the Strain better than Brick buildings few them being badly damaged the big 11-Story Monadnock office building in course construction adjoining the Palace hotel was an exception however its rear Wall collapsing and Many cracks being made across its front. Some the docks and freight Sheds along the water front Slid into the Bay. Deep fissures opened in the filled in ground near the Shore and the Union ferry depot was injured. Its Tower still stands but will have to be torn Down. A portion the new City Hall which Cost More than $7,000,000, collapsed the roof sliding into the courtyard and the smaller towers tumbling Down with the great dome being moved but not falling. The new Post office one the finest in the United states was badly shattered. Despite the heroic work the firemen and the troops Dyn miters who razed building after building and blew up property valued at millions the flames spread across Market Street to the North Side and swept up Montgomery Street practically to Washington Street. Along Montgomery Street Are some the richest Banks and commercial houses in san Francisco. The famous Mills building and the new merchants Exchange in which is situated the Marine and Stock exp changes Are still standing but the Mutual life insurance building and a cores Bank and office buildings were burned while blocks other houses Are in the path the flames. The earthquake caused the partial wreck the California hotel and the falling Chimney and Cornice the hotel crashed through the fire House adjoining severely injuring fire chief Sullivan. In Parks Are huddled Many thousands the homeless people. Thousands people Are homeless and Many Are huddled in the Parks i and Public squares beside the household goods they were Able to save. The City is under martial Law and All the Down town streets Are patrolled by cavalry and infantry. Details troops Are also guarding the Banks. Most the principal buildings have already been destroyed and others Are in imminent danger Over All the scene desolation hangs a dense pall smoke. Communication with outside towns is almost entirely Cut off but the report comes from Palo Alto that All but one the buildings the Leland Stanford . University have been wrecked and that the splendid memorial Church one the finest structures its kind in the world is a mass ruins one student is known to have lost his life in Oakland five persons were killed san Jose and los Angeles not affected. Los Angeles cal., april 19.�?from inquiries received in this City from Points in the East it appears that the impression has gone out that the earthquake which caused such devastation in san Francisco also affected los Angeles and other California Points. This is an entirely erroneous impression. There has been no earthquake in Southern California and the shocks that caused the damage in sail Francisco were not Felt farther South than Santa Barbara. Stanford University ruined. Oakland cal., april 19.�?latest reports from the Leland Stanford uni verify indicate that the magnificent Stone buildings that institution have suffered severe damage. Many the buildings were ruined by cracks that split them from Cornice to foundation. The toss will reach tens thousands. The University California at Berkeley by some remarkable Freak escaped from serious injury. Only a few structures collapsed in Berkeley. Hand pinched William Moran a Young Man pleasant Bend living with his sister Here and employed at the american steel package company had the Middle Finger his right hand badly pinched in a press there this morning. Only the Nail was lost. T. I a. J committee meeting. The members the democratic executive committee Defiance county Are requested to meet at the hotel Wayne in Defiance saturday april 21st, at 2 clock for the purpose arranging a Call for the caucuses to select delegates to the congressional convention to be held in the fifth District at Bryan May 2nd, and the circuit judicial convention to be held in Lima May 22nd. Lafayette Conkle chairman m a. Costello Secretary weather report. Of s dept. Of agric Tor weather Bureau. As Kington d.c., april 19,1906. Ohio partly Cloudy tonight and Friday. Cooler Friday. Willis b. Moor chief weather Barest pasture Fob rent. 72 acres pasture 2 Miles South from court House joining Harry Hudson farm South Side. Inquire w. Kesler 1121 Clinton Street Defiance 12t-38 a the Union depot promises to be a rare Ali Martical treat. 2t-38 miss Florence Hockman left for Bryan this morning to visit relatives and friends for a few weeks. San Jose Santa Rosa Oakland and other place suffer severely state insane Asylum collapses and Many patients Are killed while others escape property loss incalculable. Oakland cal., april 19.�?late intelligence from the districts outside san Francisco indicate widespread damage. San Jose 50 Miles South lost Many buildings and from 15 to 20 people were killed. The Annex the vendome hotel collapsed and fires broke out. Stanford University and Palo Alto suffered. At Stanford Many the handsome buildings were demolished and two people were killed. One them was Junius r. Hanna Bradford pa., and the other was Otto hurts a fireman. Six other students Are lying in the Palo Alto Hospital with bruises cuts and internal injuries. At Salinas cal., two terrible earthquake shocks occurred several million dollars Worth property being wrecked. One Hundred and Twenty bodies have been taken out Agnew insane Asylum near Santa Clara and there Are probably 150 More corpses in the ruins. The magnificent Structure was demolished. Eight dead italians were taken out the italian hotel at san Jose. At that place the presbyterian Church St. Patrick s Cathedral and the High school were destroyed. The new Hall Justice at san Jose which was completed at a Cost $300,000, was demolished. All but two the University buildings at Stanford Are in ruins. At Loma Prieta 18 Miles from Santa Cruz a mine House slipped Down the Side a Mountain burying to men in the ruin. Time fixed Fok holding judicial convention. Special to the Crescent news. Lima o., april 19.�?the democratic judicial committee the third District met Here this afternoon and fixed Lima As the place holding the convention to nominate a candidate for circuit judge the convention will be held May 22. Walter in Richie this City was selected As temporary chairman and l. M. Smith Bucyrus for temporary Secretary. The basis representation Iii the convention will be one Delegate for every too votes cast for governor Pattison and Clio for each major fraction too. Tile official Call will be issued at once for Tho convention. Rushed Down some narrow Street joining Midway Between the sidewalks and making a horizontal Chimney the former passageways. The dents smoke that arose from the entire business District spread out like an immense funnel and could have been seen for Miles out at sea. Occasionally some drug House place stored with chemicals was reached and most impressive effects were produced by the coloured flames and smoke which suits fir Spring the new Grays. The Long Coats. The double breasted r the single breasted straight front in amp Marx and David Adler amp songs a a collegian Are right up to Date. When you Wear these clothes you Are in Good style and the prices Are right. City has be expressed into service As u 1 i i rolled out against the Darker Back ambulances. Mayor Schmitz appointed 3,000 More special policemen. T it is mint is Safe a great american calamities till great Chicago fire october la 1871�?17,450 buildings burned and $10,000,000 Worth property. The great fire Iii Boston november 9, 1873, burning 50 acres buildings valued at $75,000,000. The Charlestown earthquake August 31, 1886, destroying property valued at $8,000,000. A Hie Juliustown flood May 31, 1889, destroying 3335 lives estimated and $10,000,000 Worth property. The Galveston disaster september 8, 1900, destroying 0000 lives and 7000 buildings valued at $18,000,000. The Baltimore fire 1904, destroying property valued at $30. H 002,000. A a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a it . Yeagley coast a a i i . Lewis b. Thompson son the postmaster says he is Iii correspondence with . W. Yeagley son the Well known citizen Washington township . Park Yeagley. Young . Yeagley wrote under Date april 4th to . Thomp son from 67 7 Post Street san Francisco gala., and if uninjured will no doubt be Able to give quite a graphic description the earthquake. Special to the Crescent news. Washington d. C., april 19. Dispatch from san Francisco to government officials says the mint at san Francisco with its Stock thirty million dollars in Gold and Silver arid coined billion is Safe. The mint building was damaged Only slightly owing to its strength but every building around it was burned the ground. It. Is the Only building remaining for Many blocks. Estimated that aside from the City fire department there were 25,000 firefighters. Marvelous deeds heroism have been reported All sides. There were Many thrilling rescues. The deeds valor performed by firemen and police would fill a volume. Fire follows quakes. Lack water badly handicapped the Brave firemen. It was 5 15 clock wednesday morning when a terrific earthquake Shook the whole City and surrounding country one Shock apparently lasted two minutes and there was almost immediate collapse Flimsy structures All Over the City. The water Supply ground. The Parrott building in which were located the Chambers the mate supreme court the lower floors being devoted to an immense department store was ruined though its massive Walls were not All destroyed a i title farther Down Market Street the Academy sciences and the Jennie flood building and the history building kindled and burned like so much tinder. Sparks carried across the wide Street ignited the Phelan building and the army Headquarters the department California general Funston commanding was burned. Still nearing the Bay the Waters which did the firemen Good service along the docks the fire took the Rialto building a handsome skyscraper and converted scores was Cut off and when fires broke out. ,. In various sections there was nothing bocks a nth soldering piles Brick to do but let the buildings Burn. Telegraph and Telephone communication Wras shut off for a tune. Electric pow. Or was stopped and streetcars did not i run. Railroads and ferryboat also j ceased operations. The various fires. Raged All Day and the fire department i was powerless to do anything except j to dynamite the buildings threatened. I All Day Long explosions Shook the City and added to the terror the inhabitants. Following the first earthquake Shock there was another within five minutes but not nearly so ruined District. City buildings hotels Bank and warehouses wrecked. The burned District extends from the water front South Market Street to Market Street and West to eleventh Street North Market. The the extends out Hayes and Mcalester streets nearly to Fillmore and from the water front along Market to Montgomery. And North from the water to Montgomery Street. Manufactories hotels severe j wholesale houses and residence com copyright 1906 by Hart Schaffner Marx aaa strikers divorced Alshet Stryker w As divorced from Ella Stryker this morning in probate court. The plaintiff alleged a num bar grounds for a separation but the decree was granted account the wife deserting the husband. Muf 0 m a word was received Here yesterday announcing the death mrs. Harley Smith at Lima. The deceased was formerly miss Lyle Stevenson this City. She died consumption and leaves besides her husband one child a year old. Three hours later there was another slight quake. The Valencia hotel a four Story wooden building Sank into the basement a pile splintered timbers under which were pinned Many dead and dying occupants the House. The basement was full Wrater and some the helpless victims were drowned. Scarcely had the Earth ceased to shake when fires broke out simultaneously in Many places. The fire department promptly responded to the first Calls for Aid but it was found that the water Mains had been rendered useless by the underground movement fanne4by a Light Breeze,., the flames quickly spread and soon Many blocks were doomed. Then dynamite was resorted to and the sound frequent explosions added to the terror the people. The South Side Market Street from ninth Street to the Bay 8as soon ablaze the fir covering a Belt two blocks wide. On this the main thoroughfare the City Are located Many the finest edifices in the City including the Grant Parrott flood a Call a a a examiner and Monadnock buildings the Palace and grand hotels and numerous wholesale houses. At the same time the commercial establishments and Banks North Market Street were burning. The burning District in this Section extended from sansome Street to the Wrater front and from Market Street to prising the principal part the. Busi Ness Section have been destroyed. The City Hall a Structure costing $7,000, too was first wrecked by the Earth Betake and then destroyed by fire. The j Palace hotel value estimated at $3,-000,000, also burned. The Beautiful Claus Spreckels building at third and Market streets was gutted. The Rialto building and dozens other costly structures were also destroyed. The Hall Justice is ruined. The exam Iner and the Call buildings Are gone and the Crocker building across the Street from the Palace hotel is fir the freaks the earthquake were Many. Wide fissure were made in the streets Street Rai keys were twisted out line sewers Ina water pipe were burst end it is feared that Thor gift be an epidemic disease. Provisions Are Betag sold at fancy prices and even water is being vended by Tim Glass. It is impossible to give a list the dead wounded even a list the principal buildings. For three Miles along the water front buildings have been swept clean and the blackened beams and great skeletons factories and offices stand silhouetted against a background flames that is slowly spreading Over the entire City the file commercial and office Section the City the North Side Market Street from the ferry building to tenth Street has been consumed la the hell Flamer we keep your clothes cleaned pressed and repaired free charge. Our summer underwear is in medium and Light weight goods Plain and in colors two piece and Union suits. So Iris the new patterns for summer Wear with Aud without collars cuffs attached and separate cuffs. We have Good shirts from 50c to $2.50 buy your Spring hat How we have ail the new blocks and the right colors. Come in and see them. Aust amp out the new and up Odate clothiers. This store open monday wednesday and saturday evenings. 50c work shirts and overalls always 39 cents

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