Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel in Fort-Wayne, Indiana
25 Apr 1906

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25 Apr 1906

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Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel (Newspaper) - April 25, 1906, Fort Wayne, Indiana All Are architects of Fate working in these Walls of time some with massive deeds and great some with ornaments of rhyme. Nothing useless is or Low each thing in its place is Best and what seems but Idle show strengthens and supports the rest. Established 1833. Wednesday i fort w Ayne s greatest i april 25,1906. Vol. Xxiv no. 31an Francisco in re Shock by wednesday Early morning tremors of Earth kill hundreds of people shatter Many buildings and kindle conflagration that destroys goes into the hundreds of millions water Supply failed and Only dynamite was available to Cheek March of the Are homeless and Destin Ute nation is Fon april 24.�?following the which rocked utter City at o clock last wednesday morning. There came the greatest conflagration of modern times. For three Days the Are raged. It Wab brought under control Friday and at that time ten Square Miles of territory had been burned Over three fourths of the City was in ruins and three Hundred thousand people were homeless and destitute. There has been a loss of life variously estimated As being from 500 to 5,000, with Little probability of exceeding 1,000. The property loss cannot be at this time approximated with any degree of accuracy but it will doubtless exceed $300,000,000, a ind May go As High As half a billion. Foil Wing the earthquake. The earthquake destroyed Many buildings throughout the City and took an appalling toll of life but it a Ras the fire that broke out in a score of places almost at the same moment that caused the havoc and desolation. The earthquake threw the populace into a panic which was indescribably intensified by the terrifying spread of the conflagration. Nothing could be done to Check the flames. The water Mains had been so damaged by the earthquake Shock As to practically Cut off the water Supply. Dynamite was the Only Means of fighting the fire and it was resorted to without hesitation and apparently without regret. Block after Block of Noble commercial buildings and stately residences was blown to a Znaco of Dris in vain sacrifice to the flames. General Funston in command of the United states troops at the Presidio declared the City under martial Law As soon As the extent of the horror became apparent and the troops and police Are working together to save life protect property and recover the dead. The earthquake Shock destroyed so Many of the fire engine houses that the department would have been virtually powerless even had the water Supply not been destroyed. The Palace hotel was destroyed by fire in the afternoon after it had withstood the terrific Force of the earthquake Early in the Day. Its Annex the grand went with it. The sixteen Story Spreckels building twisted by the Shock was finished by fire. The Hearst building went Down before seismic Force and fire. Great Bill dings in Bains. Fik res of the Best buildings in the City either have been shaken and twisted to pieces or burned. Almost the entire area East of sansome Street Between my irked and Vallejo Kane Tai containing the principal of a life male houses the City has been a in Rui. The $7,000,000 City Hall was torn by the earthquake the steel ribbed dome stripped of its covering and the entire building wrecked. In Market Street near the City Hall the Earth was ripped open and a fissure six feet wide left to Tell the Power of the disturbance. Dead robbed by go souls. Early in the Day of the disaster thieves began their depredations taking valuable.-? from the bodies of the dead and overpowering the in-.1ured for the purpose of robbery. Orders were issued to the police and the military to shoot on sight any person found stealing. Chief of police Dinan followed this order with one to the effect that every Saloon in the City should be kept tightly closed in order that drink crazed men might not add to the terror by rioting in the streets. This order has been obeyed. From the water front the burned City can be seen today in All its Smoky nakedness. From the Pacific mail Dock to Vallejo Street on the West Side a distance of two Miles wreckage and ruin is the Rule. Although the fire did not jump East Street the damage has been enormous. The filled in land facing the ferry building is a succession of Little valleys some four outlier six feet deep. The ferry Tower itself is out of plumb and the big building is much twisted by the earthquake. Ruins nothing but Rui ils. Looking up Market Street from the ferry building the City is a smouldering mass of ruins. Griat manufactories mercantile houses Banks and office buildings Are nowhere to be seen and Only in spots is there so much As a Tower the Monument of the burned Structure. Friday the flames were brought under control after the Best parts of the City had been wiped out and hundreds of thousands of persons had been Taupe sized and made homeless. All efforts have since been entered on the work of Relief. Help has poured in from All parts of the nation. Millions of dollars have been subscribed and nothing has been left undone that by human Effort or expenditure of Money could relieve the suffering. When the Day dawned. A Sun showed magnitude of the disaster that had befallen City. San Francisco Agni 19.�?via Oakland april 19.�?the. Magnitude of the calamity that has befallen san. Francisco became apparent. This morning when a red Sun arose above the horizon and dissipated the pall of darkness that Hung Over the stricken districts. Looking eastward from the Heights in the Central a portion of the Metropolis everything attested to the awful havoc wrought by earthquake and flames. Where once Rose Noble buildings in serried column now staid nothing but frail Walls isolated tottering chimneys heaps of twisted Iron and huge piles of Biniek and mortar. Adding. To the Hom it a. The a struck Lon Trad not reached Ita Ooi Uilah Sion. In several sections the fire was still raging with unabated vigor converting into smoke and ashes everything in the shape of combustible material and turning into ruin structures that had Cost millions to erect. It was with saddened hearts that the Community viewed the ruin of their City but the extent of the devastation has not Jet come to be fully realized. The people Are aware of the catastrophe Only in a dazed Way and it will not be until the horrors of famine and want Are added to their sufferings that they will be impressed with the awfulness of the destructive work of disturbed nature and the fiery element. Famine s hideous face. For famine is already presenting its hideous face. At Best the City never carried More than three Days Supply of provisions and food and now with the wholesale districts and warehouses wiped out there is already a shortage of food and prices this morning were in most instances trebled and quintuple a. An associated press Man was obliged to pay 25 cents for a Small Glass of Mineral water in the Hayes Valley District. There is absolutely not a drop of water in that half of the City that has been Laid waste. This morning policemen were stationed at some of the retail shops regulating the Sale of foodstuffs and permitting Only a Small portion of goods to be delivered to each purchaser the idea being to prevent a few persons gathering in Large quantities of supplies. Reports were received that numerous shootings had occurred of men caught in the act of looting. The military is unusually strict in observing the enforcement of this order. One Man on Market Street who was found digging in the ruins of a jewelry shop first discovered by a naval Reserve Man was fired upon three times. The fellow sought safety in flight but the Reserve men brought him Down by running his Bayonet through him. The bodies of Thiee thieves were lying in the streets on the South Side this Forenoon. Reports of Many shootings. Reports of extensive shooting came to press representatives from various quarters but verification of the reports is absolutely impossible. In fact concerted action of any kind is simply out of the question and almost every official is acting on his own responsibility it being a physical impossibility to communicate with Superior authorities. Yesterday some sort of systematic communication could be had by Means of automobiles but today every Street is piled High with ruins and adding to this trouble there is constant danger from falling wans. On Miles of streets the front Walls of ruined buildings still stand swaying with the concussions of Distant dynamite explosions and the rising winds. Frequently a crash of Stone and Brick followed by a Cloud of dust give warning to pedestrians of the unsafely of travel. All manner of reports of death and disaster Are coming to the temporary Headquarters of the authorities but they Are received with due a Lowance to the excitement of the occasion. Scene or death and ruin. Appalling picture presented when Sun Rose on. San Francisco. San Francisco april 19.�?Day dawned on a Snen of Dath and destruction. During the night the flames had consumed Many of the City s of Chest structures and skipped in a dozen directions to the residence portions. They had made their Way Over into the North Beach Section and springing anew to the South they reached out along the shipping Section Down the Bay Shore Over the Hills and across toward third and Townsend streets. Warehouses and manufacturing concerns fell in their path. This completed the destruction of the entire District known As the Quot South of Market Street. How far they Are reaching to the South across the Channel cannot be told this part of the City is hut off = in i Komel it left in Park. of the hotter less were making their Way with their blankets and scant provisions to Golden Gate Park and the Beach to find shelter. Those in the Homes on the Hills just North of the Hayes Valley wrecked Section piled their belongings in the streets and express wagons and automobiles were hauling the things away to the sparsely settled regions. Down town everything is ruin. Not a business House stands. Heaters Are crumbled into heaps. Factories and commission houses lie smouldering on their former Sites. All of the newspaper plants have been rendered tied is loss probably $200,000,000. It is estimated that the loss in san Francisco will reach from $150,000,000 to $200,000,000. These figures Are in the rough nothing can be told until partial accounting is taken. On every Side there was death and suffering. Hundreds were injured either burned crushed or struck by falling pieces from the buildings. The number of dead is not known but it is estimated that at least 500 met their death in the horror. At 9 o clock under a special message. From president Roosevelt the City was placed under martial Law. Hundreds of troops patrolled the streets and drove the crowd Back while hundreds More were set at work assisting the fire and police departments. During the afternoon three thieves met their death by Rifle bullets from the soldiers while at work in the ruins. All the crowds were forced from the level District to the Hilly Section beyond to the North. The water Supply was entirely Cut off. The water Supply was entirely Cut off and it May be just As Well for the lines of fire department would have been absolutely useless at any stage. Assistant chief Dougherty supervised the work of his men and Early in the morning it was seen that the Only possible Chance to save the City Lay in an Effort to Check the flames by the use of dynamite. During the Day a blast could be heard in any Section at intervals of Only a few minutes and buildings not destroyed by fire were blown to atoms. But through the gaps made the flames jumped and although the failures of the heroic efforts of the police firemen and soldiers were at times sickening the world was continued with a desperation that will live As one of the features of the terrible disaster. Passengers on trains from other cities in California bring details of destruction and death from nearly All of them. Governor s proclamation. Pardee declares a Legal Holiday because of catastrophe. K Sacramento cal., april 19.�?governor Pardee has issued the following proclamation Quot whereas a disastrous earthquake has this Day visited a Large portion of the state of California resulting in appalling loss of life in great fire loss and disturbing the business affairs of Many communities. Quot whereas Tho City of san Francisco in particular has not Only suffered great loss of life and property from earthquake but in addition has been devastated by a terrible conflagration by which double calamity the whole state is injuriously affected no Quot therefore a in order that the citizens of the state May set aside their Ordinary daily concerns to address themselves to the catastrophe which Hase befallen them in order that they May Render Aid to those in distress that quiet May be restored Confidence regained and financial panic averted i George c. Pardee governor of the state of Calif Omla by virtue of the authority vested in me by the legislature and Laws of the state do hereby appoint designate and proclaim thursday the 19th Day of april 1906, As a Public Holiday Quot George c. flock Ngi to Oakland. Quot ,. A. R. Thousands of refugees from san far Cisco to to smaller City. Oakland cal., april 19.�?thousands of refugees rendered homeless by Tho Terr Lyle in Sun Francisco come Syndicate at once offered Idora Park for the use of those left without shelter by the earthquake. Two him red cots have been placed in the theater. Relief stations have also been established at the City Hall and various Public Parks. The churches throughout the City which Are Safe Are also thus used. A report comes from Martinez that the Bank building has been completely destroyed. It is at present impossible to estimate the amount of damage in this City. Many structures show Little damage on the outside but on close examination prove to have been badly twisted and racked. I left for san Francisco last night. Salt Lake and Portland. Oregon have been drawn upon for additional operators to Man the additional wires As soon As connections Are made. Prompt action taken. War department extending ail possible Aid. Washington april 19.�?prompt action has been taken by the War department in extending to the earthquake sufferers of san Francisco All the available resources at its command to relieve the wants of the distressed and to provide shelter for the homeless. Supplies will be forwarded with All the expedition possible so that they May be at the disposal of the authorities at the earliest Date practicable. Secretary Taft was awakened after Midnight to receive general Funston s report and then held an Early morning conference with the chief of staff and commissary general. Gen. Bell remained on duty All night making his Headquarters at the White House offices and sending orders in various directions for dispatch of supplies to san Francisco. France expresses sympathy. President Fallieres telegraphs to president Roosevelt. Paris april 19.�?president Fallieres has telegraphed to president Roosevelt an expression of France s most profound sym Kathy Vith the United states in the distress resulting from the earthquake. There Are Many san franciscans including a number of the Spreckles family in Paris and they Are in a state of intense anxiety. Their presence is preparatory to the marriage Fliss Lurlin Spreckles to Spencer Eddy Secretary of the american embassy at St. Petersburg. Without regard to Cost. Harriman orders Southern Pacific to get into doomed City. Chicago april 19.�?the Southern Pacific company which has the largest transportation interests in san Francisco has been endeavouring to establish both rail and wire communication with san Francisco for Over Twenty nine hours without Success. Rail communication on the North is Cut off above Santa Rosa which is sixty Miles above san i Francisco. On the South trains cannot run North of Fresno. On the East the Railroad wires Are gone West of the Utah line. It is believed that a train can get from Sacramento to Oakland or san Francisco via the Long route through Stockton and an attempt to get this train through is now being made. E. H. Harriman chief owner and president of the Southern Quot Pacific has issued imperative orders to establish rail and wire communications with san Francisco without regard to Cost and every possible Effort is being made simultaneously on the three lines of the Southern i a Cilc from the North South and East to restore communication but so far without result. On special train. Western Union hurries Telegraph equipment to san Francisco Chicago april 19.�?the Western Union Telegraph company today sent to san Francisco ten Miles of Aerial Cable and wire necessary to completely equip their new office in that City. The consignment went by special train following Quot a Carload of Telegraph inst nimets a Hub West with the Over land Chi Indianapolis is prompt. Authorizes san Francisco to draw on mayor for $10,000. Indianapolis april 19.�?after a consultation with a number of Indianapolis business men at noon today mayor Charles a. Bookwalter sent the following Telegram to mayor e. E. Schmitz of san Francisco Quot the people of Indianapolis authorize you to make a draft upon me for $10,000 for the Relief of the suffering people of your City. Let us know if further assistance will be a general Call for Relief has been issued and any sum in excess of the $10,000 will be forwarded to the red Cross society. Sympathy in great Britain. Friends Over the sea stand ready to Render Aid if acceptable. London april 19.�?the great wave of sympathy in great Britain for the sufferers from the san Francisco catastrophe would take a practical form on the slightest intimation that financial Relief is necessary or acceptable. It is the general opinion however that the americans will prefer to take care of the situation themselves without outside Aid. Meetings of churches. Good Templar and Many other societies today adopted expressions of sorrow at the calamity and deep sympathy with the bereaved and injured. Many inquirers having relatives in san Francisco called during the Day at the american embassy and the offices of the associated press were invaded by san franciscans desirous of obtaining the latest news. Brawley was destroyed. Earthquake wiped out Small town in Southern California. Los Angeles april 19.�?reports from Brawley a Small town on the Southern Pacific 120 Miles South of los Angeles state that the town was practically wiped out by the earthquake of yesterday. This is the Only town in Southern Quot California known to have suffered from the Shock. Southern Pacific officials Here today say the following buildings there Brick structures were destroy of Brawley Bank building Paulin building and the principal merchandise buildings of the town. In addition dozens of Adobe houses were razed. So far As known there were no fatalities. Brawley is about two years old and had a population of about 500. Ity for wreckage through earthquakes. Other towns destroyed. Underwriters bewildered. Insurance men staggered by the san Francisco disaster. New York april 19.�?never were the new York underwriters so bewildered As to their probable loss in a catastrophe As yesterday when they tried to estimate the. Magnitude of their liability for the California earthquake. Several conservative Niider writers agreed that the property value of the collapsed and burned areas will probably aggregate $100,000,000. A comp Rison with the Baltimore fire of1904 was instantly drawn in insurance circles. In that conflagration $70,000,000 Worth of property was destroyed and the loss which eventually fell upon the insurance companies was approx innately $39,000,000. Between this disaster and yesterday s there was the one great difference in the fact that the fire hinder writers Are not liable for losses caused by the earthquake itself. But As for damage to buildings which collapsed partly and then took fire underwriters were Uncertain during the Day. As to the blocks of buildings which escaped the earthquake and then were burned the Estimo Tes were clearer. Calif Olavis not Quot what is called Quot a Standard policy Quot state and for Many tears most fire insurance. Polio la i Lse a used qp6i6pit>perty Tifei a Beautiful Little City of Santa Rosa wiped out. San Francisco april 19.�? via Oak land a reports from the Interior Are most alarming. Santa Rosa one of the prettiest cities of the state in the prosperous county of Sonoma is a total wreck. There Are 10,000 homeless men women and children huddled together. The loss of life is not to be estimated it will probably reach thousands. As the last great seismic tremor spent itself in the Earth the a Hole business portion tumbled into ruins. The main Street is piled Many feet deep with the fallen buildings. Not one business building is left intact. This destruction includes All of the county buildings. The four Story court House with its High dome is merely a pile of broken masonry. Nothing is left. Identification is impossible. What was not destroyed by the earthquake has been swept by fire. Until the flames started there was Hope of saving the residence portion it so apparent that any such idea that might have been entertained was to be abandoned. This was appreciated by the citizens and they prepared to desert their Homes. Not even their household goods were taken. They made for the Fields and Hills to watch the destruction of one of the most Beautiful cities of the West. Messengers bring the Saddest tidings of the destruction of Healdsburg Geyserville Cloverdale and Ukiah. This report takes in the country As far North As Medicino and Lake counties and As far West As the Pacific Ocean. These Are Frontier counties and have no As Large town As farther South. In every Case the loss of life and property is As shocking As Here. Tells of san Jose quake. Guest of hotel relates his terrible experience. Ventura cal., april 20.�?sheriff m. C. Martin and his wife returned last night from san Jose where or. Martin has been attending the sheriffs convention. He related the account of the earthquake disaster at san Jose. Quot most of the sheriffs were stopping at the St. James hot. And my wife and i occupied an outside room on the second floor. I Felt the Shock and knew at once what the trouble was and thought the shaking was never going to Stop and we Nad to hold on to the bed to keep from falling out. When it was Over the room looked like a Cyclone had Strucic it. The chairs were toppled Over and everything Dis arranged. We got up and out of there. As Quick As possible. The whole Back end of the building had collapsed. We got into the Street and went to the Plaza where a great number of people had gathered. Wreck and ruin were everywhere and with the exception of the jail not a Brick building in the City is standing. Eight people Are known to have been killed twp of whom were firemen. A Large business Block was destroyed by fire yesterday but this was the Only damage done by fire. The new Hall of Justice was among the building completely destroyed and the St. James hotel is damaged beyond repair. The Asylum at Agnew s Joist a Uig pile of bricks and a 100 i inmates Are reported dead h but it is my opinion that the. Figures Are not half High enough. Many of the inmates were injured and Many . A a. Over 100 bodies. Oakland cal., april ,20.�?an dated press correspondent who ii red Here last Aan i reports Taftt it to no ii the Riata

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