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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Call-chronicle-examiner. — 19 April 1906
The Call Chronicle Examiner. EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE: SAN FRANCISCO IN RUINS DEATH AND DESTRUCTION HAVE BEEN THE FATE OF SAN FRANCISCO. SHAKEN BY (A TEMBLOR AT 5:13 O'CLOCK YESTERDAY MORNING/ THE SHOCK LASTING 48 SECONDS, AND SCOURGED BY FLAMES THAT RAGED DIAMETRICALLY IN ALL DIRECTIONS, THE CITY IS A MASS OF SMOULDERING RUINS. AT SIX O'CLOCK LAST EVENING THE FLAMES SEEM INGLY PLAYING WITH INCREASED VIGOR, THREATENED TO. DESTROY SUCH SECTIONS AS THEIR FURY HAD SPARED DURING THE EARLIER PORTION OF THE DAY. BUILDING THEIR : PATH IN A TRIANGUAR CIRCUIT FROM THE START IN THE EARLY MORNING, THEY JOCKEYED AS THE DAY WANED, LEFT THE BUSINESS SECTION, WHICH THEY HAD ENTIRELY DE VASTATED, AND SKIPPED IN A DOZEN DIRECTIONS TO THE RESIDENCE PORTIONS. AS NIGHT FELL 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, WHOLESALE ...
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Call-chronicle-examiner. — 19 April 1906
2 AT LEAST 500 ARE DEAD NO HOPE LEFT FOR SAFETY OF ANY BUILDINGS (Continued From Page 1.) the fire away from the swept section toward Mission street, they made their way to the point of the hotel until the old place began to crumble away in the blaze. The City Hall Is a complete wreck The entire part of the btsflding from Larkin street down City Hall avenue to Leaven worth, down from top of dome tothe steps is ruined. The colossal pfflars- supporting the arches at the entrance fell into the ave nue £ar oat across the car tracks and the thousands of tons of bricks and debris that followed them piled into a mountain ous heap.. The west wing sagged and crumbled, caving into a rnftrai, At the last every vestige of stone was swept sway by the shock and the building laid bare nearly to its Mc- AliUter street side. Only a shell remained to the north, and the huge steel frame stood gaping until the fire that swept from the Hayes Valley set the debris ablaze and hid the structure in a doad o...
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Call-chronicle-examiner. — 19 April 1906
ENTIRE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO IN DANGER OF BEING ANNIHILATED Big Business Buildings Already Consumed by Fire and Dynamite--30,000 Smaller Structures Swppt Out and Re mainder Are Doomed PANIC-STRICKEN PEOPLE FLEE SAN FRANCISCO. April 18.— This city lies la smouldering ruins and to tal annihilation seems* to be Its fate. The magnificent business district ly- Jns/ between the water's edge and \u25a0 Tenth street and evea stil! farther west is destroyed, and there Is scarce ly any hop« of saving but a few of the •magnificent skyscrapers that have been -erected during the last ten ' years. Thirty thousand houses were either partially or wholly destroyed by -earth' - and the subsequent fire which started In 100 different places simul taneously has swept the city from one end. to the other." Hundreds of build ings are burning without any effort betas; made to check the fire. By to night It Is estimated that there will be 150,000 homeless people. • NUMBER OF DEAD. the number of the dead cann...
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Call-chronicle-examiner. — 19 April 1906
4 LOSS IS $200,000,000 HEARTBREAKING SCENES AT THE PAVILION • The Immense Mechanics' Pavilion, the former scene of many pleasure* and sports, was utilized as a huge morgue and hospital, and soon Its space was filled with dead, dying and Injured, and Its vaulted oelllng echoed their cries and groans. Fully 300 per sons were treated. Doctor* and nurse* by the score hurried to the scene and volunteered their much-needed aid. Drug stores were broken Into for med ical supplies, and the department stores ransacked for pillow* and mat tresses for the Injured. The scenes and cries were fearful to behold and hear. The operating table* were filled all the time. Infanta were brought In In their mothers' arms, burned and bleeding. Men and women had been caught by falling walls and horribly mangled, In many cases the broken bones protruding through the flesh. .At 1 o'clock in the afternoon the flames, which had been gradually creeping nearer and nearer to this Im provised hospital, finally reach...