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DEATH LIST 100
Appalling Loss of Life Accom
panies Destruction of
BUSINESS DISTRICT GONE
Many Bodies Recovered and Known
Dead Number 58 Scores Injured
and Missing Relief Work
Under Martini Law.
SANTA ROSA. CaL. April 21. The list
of known dead now totals 38 and it is be
lieved that 100 Is a conservative estimate
of the number of people who lost their
lives In the awful catastrophe, which
visited this city on Wednesday morning.
Five bodies were recovered today from the
wreckage and the search has hardly be
gun. The entire business section is in
ruins and practically every residence In
town is more or less damaged, 15 or 20
being badly wrecked.
The damage to residences was caused
principally by the sinking of the founda
tions, which let many structures down
onto the ground. The brick and stono
business blocks, together with the public
buildings, were all thrown flat. The Court
house, Hall of Records, the Occidental and
Santa Rosa Hotels, the Athenaeum The
ater, the new Masonic Temple, Oddfellows
block, all the banks everything went, and
In all the city no brick or stone building
Is standing, except the California North
Devastation Is Complete.
It is .almost impossible for an outsider
lo realize the situation as it actually ex
ists here. No such complete destruction
of a city's business Interests ever before
resulted from an earthquake In America.
The very completeness of the devastation
is really the redeeming feature, though,
for It puts all upon exactly the same
"basis, commercially speaking. Bankers
and millionaires are going about with only
a few dollars they happened to have In
their pockets when the crash came, and
are little better off than the laborers who
are digging through the debris.
Money has practically no value here
now, for there Is no place to spend It.
and this phase of the situation presents
Its own remedy. Almost everyone here Is
sleeping out of doors, being afraid to
enter their homes except for a short while
at a time until repairs have been made.
There are plenty of provisions. Some
have been supplied by other towns, and
much has been brought in from the sur
Quantity of Supplies Saved.
Two entire blocks of buildings also
cscapedbelng swept by the flames which
immediately broke out In a dozen places
at once, or' soon as the shock was over
and from the tangled ruins of these build
ings complete stocks of groceries, clothing,
eta. are being dug out and added to the
common store. Then, before the Are
gained "headway, several grocery stores
were emptied of their contents in anticipa
tion of what might follow.
The city is under martial law. Com
pany C, of Petaluma. having been called
to assist the local company in preserv
ing order. Many Deputy Sheriffs and spe
' clal police have also been sworn In, but no
trouble has yet occurred and none is ex
pected. Marines Aid Searchers.
The relief commjttee Is active and well
managed, and sees that all who need
assistance, receive It promptly. The work
now requiring the particular attention, is
the removal of the wreckage In order to
search for the bodies of those missing and
known to have perished. Forty marines,
under command of Captain Holcomb, ar
rived today from Mare Island and did
splendid work in assisting in the search.
Forty-two bodies were buried today.
ELECTRIC WIRES START FIRE
Graphic Description of the Earth
quake at Santa Rosa.
NAPA. Cal.. April 21. (Special.) Defin
ite Information has Just reached here of
the awful condition of Santa Rosa as a
result of the earthquake Wednesday
morning, and the Are afterwards, caused
by electric wires. The condition beggars
description. Every business house in the
town constructed of brick or stone went
down in one awful crash at fi:13 in the
morning. This includes the Ane large
Courthouse on the public square, the Ath
enaenum Thcater the large new Masonic
Temple. Just being completed at a cost
of $50,000. the recently constructed home
of the Elks, and every business house be
tween the Postofflce and the Northwest
The plants of the two daily papers are
complete wTecks. and every printing office
in town was destroyed, except one little
shop in a framo building away from the
main business streets. The Carnegie
Library, the Christian Church and the
Catholic Church are the only stone build
ings left standing in the town. Every
hotel was razed to the ground.
The damage to property will easily
reach $5,000,000 to 10,000.000, while the
known dead and missing is now 100.
Improvised hospitals were hastily ar
ranged to take care of the several hun
dred who received injuries not fatal. The
identified dead are:
N. L. Jones, manager Sunset Telegraph
& Telephone Company: Mrs. N. L. Jones:
Louis Blum; Greenwood, a commer
cial traveler: John Baylor, Jr., and John
Baylor. Sr.: M. S. Fish, a printer: George
Bluth and Willie Bluth, both newspaper
carriers for ihe Press-Democrat: Charles
Shepard. newspaper carrier for the Press
Democrat; F. W. Carter, Jeweler; Mrs. F.
W. Carter; Wayne Day; Mrs. De Young
and two children; Mr. and Mrs. G. E.
Manning and little daughter; Fred Schief
fer; Miss Green, stewardess at St. Rose
Hotel; 'William Peacock and wife, of San
Francisco; Ell Loeb. merchant: Mrs. II.
H. Mokl: Miss Louise Mokl; Miss Millie
Held, school-teacher: W. H. Mallory. of
Vallejo; S. H. Look, merchant;
Murphy, a commercial traveler; a child
by the name of Kayser; F. Harry New
man, druggist: E. M. Pedlgo; N. K. Wcst
coatt; Joe Woods. Joseph Domtnico; Tru
man McCord; F. Dowllng; Mrs. Ely; Mar
shall Ely; Smith Davidson: Fritz Tanner;
Bin Yuln, a Chinese; Mr. Bayes; J. Brat
ker: O. G. StatnplI; C. Trudgeon; Miss
The known missing, all buried beneath
fallen buildings, are:
Mrs. Brandenburg, Joseph Curry. Mrs.
A. S. Rogers. Edison Bishop, Keller.
a commercial traveler; Kane. H.
Kegee. Andy Lee. Marshall Thrasher,
Fred Thurker, Thomas B. Ward. Mrs.' M
A. Young. Mrs. William Wright. Miles
Peerraan, Mrs. R. H. Brown, Miss Ste
The work of rescuing the dead frem the
debris progressed slowly at first. The
people were stupefied by the awful calam
ity, and assistance Jr doing the heavy
work was hard to get.
Many pathetic stories-are told of narrow
escapes aad ef other Incidents of the her
jriWe -catastrophe. Four ceapioyee ol the
Press-Democrat, the morning paper, .lost
their lives. Three carriers and the press
man M. H. Fish. Mr. Fish was work
ing extra. Ailing the place of the regular
pressman, T. J. Boyd, who went to San
Francisco the day before. When the first
shock came he made a run for the street,
and was caught by falling walls and
crushed to death. He leaves a wife and
Miss Louise Stephsnl, day linotype op
crator on the same paper, had an ankle
broken and lost a sister, whose body has
not yet been recovered. The foreman
stepped into a doorway between the press
room and composing-room and remained
there while brick walls were tumbling and
falling on all sides of him. He escaped
with a few bruises.
The town Is virtually under martial
law. Relief from the outside came slowly,
for the reason that attention seemed to
be diverted to Ban Francisco.
SANTA ROSA IS DECIMATED
Dcatliroll So Far Totals SI, With
OAKLAND. April 2L In proportion
to its size and population, Santa Rosa
suffered more than did any other com
munity within the earthquake zone.
Work of clearing away the wreck and
debris has already been begun. The city
is to be rebuilt as quickly as possible.
Careful attention is being paid to the
work of gathering the names of those
killed, injured and missing at Santa Rosa.
So far a very complete list has been se
cured. It Is as follows:
GEORGE AND WILLIE BLUTH.
MRS. W. H. BROWN.
R. B. CHURCHELL.
MR. AND MRS. L. W. CARTER.
MRS. DE YOUNG and two children,
MR. AND MRS. ELY.
MISS EXCELIA. from Novelty Theater.
MILES H. FISH.
MISS PHOEBE GREEN.
N. L. JONES, telephone man.
ELI LOEB, Third street.
W. H. MALLORY, insurance man. San
Mrs. MOKE AND CHILD.
MRS. G. MANNING AND CHILD.
HARRY F. NEWMAN, burned alive.
MR, AND MRS. PEACOCK.
MR. PEDEGO. of Pedego Washer Co.
MISS WELL1E REED.
MRS. A. S. RODGERS, dreismaker.
FRED SCHIEFER. Santa Rosa Light
WALTER H. SMITH.
J. F. SMITH.
E. NAPP. traveling man from Boston.
S. H. LOOK.
A. MUCH ELLATTL
WILLIAM WE5TRAN. from Redwood
Trofessor H. T. Ardley, of Berkeley.
George Baylor and son.
Mrs. Baldwin, of California Electric
Mrs. Louis Cnoplus.
Mrs. May Cunningham, slightly.
Mrs. C. Demmer.
Wayne Day, now in Petaluma.
Mrs. Marie DevassetL
Mrs. Ed. Faught.
Mr. J. E. Folck, boot and shoe man from
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hessel, milliners.
Lyman C Hill.
Mrs. Hoer Hateman, from Sacramen
to, getting along nicely.
Mrs. L. N. Jones, slight.
W. D. Johnson, slight.
Mrs. Ell Loeb.
Dr. T. C. Light.
Gertrude McElheny Meek.
Ralph G. Meller.v
G. E. Porter.
Mrs. Rose, of Unique restaurant.
Mrs. Myrtle Rhodes.
Mr. and Mrs. Robertson.
Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, of Western Ho
tel. MIes Hilda Robinson.
Mrs. Renck and child.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee F. Stone and child,
now at Petaluma.
Nick Stanford, of Los Angeles.
George Sing, Chinese merchant.
Judd Scott, now at 315 Second street
Mrs. M. A. Young, slight, now at 315
Mrs. S. F. Culver, will recover.
S. W. Eberleo and wife.
Mrs. Mills and son. slight.
L. R. Reed, slight.
George Anderson, from Eatt
Fred T. Gotloff.
J. K. Ruse, Vallejo.
K. K. Gee.
Mrs. Muller and sister.
ALMOST KILLED IX HIS BED
Dr. 3IcLcan, or Theological Semi
nary, Buried WItk Bricks
BERKELEY. Cal., April 2L Dr. J. K.
McLean, president of the Pacific Theo
logical Seminary of this city, arrived In
Berkeley today, wounded, having been al
most killed in San Jose In the collapse
of the. St. James Hotel. The bed in which
Dr. McLean lay was completely covered
with bricks, a window sash and debris.
He was severely gashed in the head and
was reridered unconscious by the blow.
It was some time before he recovered.
Bclvldere Mansions Ruined.
OAKLAND, CaL. April 2L Among the
noted places that have suffered severely
from the earthquake Is Belvidere. one of
the most beautiful Summer and Winter
resorts In the state. Belvidere had a
very exclusive population, which went In
for handsome architecture, sweeping
lawns, terraces, fine gardens, yachls and
houseboats. Its lovely homes, now dis
mantled, are said to have rolled down
the terraces or spread their ruins over
the pretty gardens. Among the people
who bad beautiful homes there are Gerde-a
B landing, son-in-law of Lloyd Ten-Is; Mrs.
Harmon, daughter of W. Keith, the art
ist; Mrs. H. Hume. Portland. Or.; Arthur
Page, son-in-law of the late beaker. Ral
ston: V. J. A. Rcy. Captain Hugh a
Thompson. U. S. A., retired: Fred Green
wood, Will Pownrag, H. S. Crocker, the
Holmes and other well-kaewa Callfer
nlans. Tomales Shaken iBte Ruins.
LOS ANGSLB6. CaL, April a.-A dis
patch frem 6aa Rafael says:
The tew of Tan In j a p&e mi ruta.
-Mww"g!gMl"i''awsssii y c j t '
All of the largest stores are flat. The
Catholic Church, a new stone structure.
Is also ruined.
Two children were killed In a falling
house about a mile from town.
FORT BRAGG IS IN RUINS
One Killed and Scores Injured In
Mendocino County Town.
BERKELEY, Cal., April 21. A pri
vate letter received today by Postmaster-General
Schmidt brings the in
formation that Fort Bragg, one of the
principal lumbering; towns of Mendo
cino County, was almost totally de
stroyed as the result of a fire follow
ing the carthqunke of last Wednesday
morning. The bank and other brick
buildings were leveled as a result of
the tremors, and within a few hours
fire had completed the work of devas
tation. But one person of the 3300 Inhab
itants was killed, but scores were In
jured. Eureka, another large town in the
same county. 50 miles from Fort Bragg,
was undamaged, although the earth
quake was distinctly felt there.
Relief expeditions were at once sent
to Fort Bragg- from surrounding towns
and villages and the people of the
ruined area are being cared for.
NOTSAFETO OPEN VAULTS
TArEft MOXEV SO HOT IT AVOOLD
ALL BURN Ur.
Banks Mast Walt a Heath to Resume
Buslaesa May AU for MeatVf
SAN FRANCISCO. April 2L The
bankers of San Francisco represented
in the clearing-house, which Includes
the commercial banks and some of the
savings banks, held a most satisfac
tory meeting: at the home of Mrs.
Eleanor Martin. .this afternoon. The
conclusion of the conference was that
there is sufficient money In San Fran
cisco to meet the financial emergency,
but that It would be folly to open for
business until fully prepared to do so.
The experience of Baltimore In open
ing the vaults of the banks In two
weeks after the Are was reviewed. In
that city the contents of many of toe
receptacles burst Into flames because
they had not been given opportunity
to cool. The banks thought that 30
days would be the limit of time be
fore they would resume business and
that possibly they would be prepared
Homer S. King, president of the
clearing house presided, and President
Worthlngton Gregg, secretary of that
Institution, acted as secretary. Sub
treasurer Jacobs read some telegraphic
correspondence between himself and
Secretary of the Treasury Shaw. The
Secretary had Inquired In respect to
the condition of the commercial banks
of this city. The Assistant Treasurer's
reply was that all the banks were in
good condition. The roof of the sub
treasury on Commercial street had
fallen In. covering vaults with debris
and rendering the structure unfit for
the transaction of business. The mint,
however, was still intact with over
$200,600,00) In its vaults, upon which
transfer from New York might be
drawn. Mr. King said:
The bankers all want to work to
gether and we will do the best we
can." He said that no one was in need
of money except for the purchase of
food, and no one would be so tii reas
onable as to accept It for other pur
poses at this time. He, himself, had
been obliged to borrow money for
There was some discussion about the
advisability of asking the Governor to
extend the legal holiday for 30 days
and a committee to coafer with the
Governor on the subject was appointed.
Meetings ef the clearing-house, sav
ings banks and bank commissioners
will b held tomorrow to further cob
slder the financial situation.
Peetefftee Resumes Business.
WASHINGTON. April JL-A telegram
was received today by the Postmaster
Gefteral frem Postmaster Flak, ef San
Francisco, saylwg that he had manned
bsstoess today m the mala ofSce. Mai!
sad wwBm there are totacC
Mate of Steamer Describes
SAILED TO ESCAPE FLAMES
Clouds Reflect Blaze at Midnight.
Crowds on "Wharves Vainly Im
plore Vessel to Carry Them
Avray to Safety.
PORT LOS ANGELES. April 21.-The
steamer Itauri. bound for Hamburg. Ger
many, put In here this morning, and Is
believed to be the nrst vessel to bring by
the water route thote who witnessed the
destruction of San Francisco.
The Itauri left San Francisco Thurs
day afternoon when' the flames seemed to
oc ai meir Highest." said First Mate
Charles Appen In his description of the
catastrophe. "As seen from the bay. It
was a sublime but terrible spectacle. We
were anchored more than a mile out In
the roadstead, but the wind, as It swept
over the burning city and down upon us,
was like the breath of a demon.
Concussions KJH 3rany.
"At times It was Impossible for us to
remain on deck. The water of the bay
became heated. The terrific concussions
of dynamite and the firing of artillery
along the water front by the soldiery In
their attempts to stop the flames brought
hundreds of fish to the surface. Our
clearance papers were burned, but we
could not retain our anchorage, and late
Thursday afternoon we started toward
the open sea.
"Wharves along the water front which
had not been consumed were filled with
people. They beckoned to -us that they
needed assistance. We could see them
holding up their hands In the attitude of
prayer. It was the thought of self-preservation
for us all that kept the Itaurt's
course unchanged. As we passed through
the Golden Gate, the hills on each side
were mountains of flame. In some places
the earth spots showed where the build
ings bad been already consumed, but
these were few.
Saw Flames Far Out to Sea.
"It was dusk when we passed out of
the harbor. The waves. Instead of scin
tillating with the rays of the setting sun.
burned scarlet from the first to right and
then to the left. At midnight wc were
well out to sea. I should say 30 miles.
The flames were still visible, and until
almost the dawn of another day we stood
on deck and watched the reflection of the
flames as they played to and fro on the
cloud mountains which hung as a pall over
the ruined city."
FUGITIVES REACH . DENVER
Tell Appalling: Stories or Bodies
Strewing the Streets.
DENVER, April 21. A number of
perse as who fled from San Fraacisco
after the earthquake on Wednesday ar
rived In Deaver today. Among these
were Mr. aad Mrs. W. R. Harriman, of
Baltimore: E. S. Ransom, ef Chicago,
and Otto Kaufman, traveling salesman
for Leoahardt & Co., ef Berlin, Ger
many. Mr. and Mrs. Harriman were quar
tered ob the twelfth floor of the SL
Francis Hotel when the shock came.
Mr. Harriman said:
T&e reesi seatcd ts tvtst ost of ahape. aad
the farattar was dtoarraastd. The deor
stack. aad M reeolrea all ssy atreatsta to opts
it. Htn wtre sfeeotlac weeaea eraautg
arsterleallr. aad evirjbo&r eadeaxoriax
to pet t the tJevaSers sbs atatrwara. It
wu toes dfaeevcrtd that ta deraisn .were
at rsaabur. aad the peepfa Mteraujr fell aad
reSd dsn. the aarrew ctak-wara.
Mr wKe aad 1 oeseesdrc. aad ea the Srst
fleer tmt a aaaaa C people wbesa tfc betel
eaaeesrea were laaetertag to rands, as R was
tfce a2at mUet. VaL aN seessd determlsed
t g-et eetsWe. Dreectac aa we ras. we
fea4 Utat w bad siaeUi eneoefc.
detbM to zraeat a rectaMe ase taraawe.
un that jra had av . .W scadutXx
fonsht our way northward, anally reacblar
All aJonr the war we taw bodies at hu
man beings who had met death In the tsost
horrible forms. Sotae had been cruahed by
railing wall, others had Jumped from hlih
bulldlair. while still others had beea
trampled to death by the excited populace.
Hones, having broken their hitching rem,
were dahlnr frantically up and down the
street, and tome people were killed by the
frlshtened animals. Live wires menaced the
people everywhere, and many met death by
coming in contact with them.
We CnaUr got aboard a ferry-boat and
were safely landed on the other side of the
bay. "We too'.: the flrst train that left the
Mr. Ransom said.
' I wa on the flflh rtory ot the Palace In
bed when the shock came. I made a rush
far the stairs la my nlchtshlrU Everybody
In the house was roshtnt; down stairs, and.
a far as I know, every body reached the
The most terrifying thing was the noise
cacsed by the twUtlng and straining of the
great building. Before the second stock I
ran back Into the Palace to net my clothes
and suitcase. When I tried to Bnd my way
out of the city I was met by Ssmrs. flrst
on one side and then the other. I finally
reached the fcrry-houie and boarded a beat
Mr. Kaufman said:
The number of dead In Sai FraneI.co will
never be known, but It will probably reach
Into the thousands. I left the city ahcrtlr
after the stock and eaw hundreds of dead
on the streets then, and that was In only
one section An hour after the earthquake
the sailors and mariner, who itred In the
cheap lodRlns-bocsi". were pillaring store
and residences and were robbing the dead
and wounded on the street.
SET EXAMPLE TO THE WORLD
Praise or Opera Singers for Calm
ness of San Francisco.
OGDEN, Utah. April a. Twenty-two
members of the Metropolitan Opera
Company, all victims of the San. Fran
cisco disaster, passed through here on
their way East. Many were wearing
borrowed clothing and all had lost their
personal belongings, but they were glad
to have escaped with their lives.
The entire party was warm In its
praise of the San Francisco people for
their calmness, particularly Manager
Goerlltz and Miss Abott, who said:
"There was no panic and San Fran
cisco has set an example for the world."
Mme. Sembrich was- on the fifth floor
of the St. Francis. She rushed to the
street In her night clothes, but returned
to the building and secured her clothing
mA TM-t Annther shock occurred, and
she fled to the street. She estimated heH
loss at JX.0GO.
Mme. Eames will remain in California
for a time, visiting friends. The other
principals, chorus and musicians, will re
turn "East over the Southern route. Fol
lowing are the members now on the way
Manager Goerlltz. Slgsor Caruso. Con
ductors Hertz and Bars. Mme. Sembrich.
Mme. Homer. Misses Abott. "Walker, Ja
coby and Fremstadt, M. Dufrlche and
Mme. Dufrlche. M. Dlppel.asd Mme.
Dlppel. Campanari. Parvts. Rossi, Parol!,
Plancon. Alten. Journet and Rcbe.
Mme; Sembrich said:
I was at the St. Francis when the shock
came. Plaster and furniture ftll os my bed.
The plaao was throws across the roem. I
sprang out In my nlxMelothtsg aad rsshed
Into the hall, where other people were run
nier; about. Some man banded me aa over
coat. I jrot downstairs In ar hare feet be
fore I realised what I was detar. I thea
returned to my roosa. dressed harrledly aad
sot out on. Union Square. whre I met
Paul Balcom. of the cesBsaay. Thea ethers
ot the company came and the" street begaa
to fill with excited people. TVhen we were,
going up the. hill. Or. Tevl lavited bs ts hi
house, but we were afraid to re satis tsdoera
and sat oa the steps cat! I we were drlTea
a war by the tire. We sext toek refage oa
the sand bisks of a reservsir.
Caruso was throws out of bed by the
shock, and says:
I raa in my night clothe-i bat later get
my clothe aad sacked three trunk, which
were .saved. I west to Lafayette Sqaare
aad slept oa the gra. When I tried to
set lato the seaare the reMiers vusfced ma
back. I pleaded with them, hat they iylt
act lis tea. X ad staler, my arm. a-uarge
uolwnih or PruMrat KoA.r.lt as
which was writtea. "With kiadest regard-?
Theodore RoeMvclL." I aheweeV these. HA'
axd oae of the seldlera sau: "If yea are a
frlead of Teddy, eeste ea aad nsake- year
self at heme."
BRINGING HOME. DEAD. WIFE
r- ''? " .
Oregek" Man Returns From CaHfor-
ASHLAND Or., ArU 21. ifelL).
MCJN WILL VtmR AxllS SCASUft, A5& BJEN 5EL,1,NG
Men's Spring Clothes
Modeled after the most au
thoritative dictates of
fashion's arbiters cut and fit
of the highest order known to
modern tailoring Exclusive
models and. fabrics.
TOPCOATS $15 to $35
Our Juvenile Department
Manager invites ladies to an
early inspection The finest
department on the Coast.
C A. Walker Is aboard train No. 16,
on his way to Portland, a refugee from
San Francisco. His return north is a
sad one. His wife was killed In St.
Agnews Asylum, where they were both
nurses, and he is taking her body to
New berg for burial.
When the shock came on. Mrs.
Walker waa struck by a falling porch
as she made her way out through the
door. Mr. Walker states that 52 per
sons were killed. Including the super
visor. C H. Hopkins is on his way to Port
land from San Francisco.
Jewish Actors Have Hard Time.
OAKLAND, CaL, April 2L The Jewish
theatrical company of Chicago had a sad
experience. Its entire jiroperty wardrobe
being destroyed, and its members escaped
with their Uvea with, great difficulty.
They were driven by the Are to eight dif
ferent locations, after having been driven
from their hotels. They finally found
lodgment In the Oakland synagogue.
Actors Escape Early in Day.
FRESNO. CaL, April a. The members
of "The Lion and the Mouse" Company
escaped from San Francisco the morning
of the earthquake and are now here.
SUPPLY VESSELS ARE SEIZED
Coasters AVere About to Leavo Loaded
SAN FRANCISCO. April a.-For two
nights past a squad of police has been
performing patrol duty In Golden Gate
Two Lieutenants and eight men aboard
the tug Sea Rover last night prevented
the departure of several vessels from
the harbor for the reason that they car
ried food. Among them were the barken
tines Eureka and Barracouta. bound for
Portland, with considerable supplies on
All vessels stopped were compelled to
drop anchor in the stream or to return
to the dock, where the food was unload
ed and turned over to the authorities.
On Thursday a similar detail of police
succeeded In saving for the unfortunates
many tons of goods that would other
wise have been carried to cities up and
down the coast.
H. Tj. PITTOCK'S NAROW ESCAPE
Not Injured by Earthquake, brf.'
Roams Streets All Night.
OAKLAND. CaL. April a. Henry L.
Plttock, publisher of The Oregonian of
Portland, was a guest of the Occidental
Hotel. San Francisco, when -the crash
IT you are suffering from
blood, thin blood, debility,
ness, exhaustion, you should begin at
onee with Ayer's Safsaparilla, the
Sarsaparilla you have knonn all your
life. ' Your doctor knows it, to6. Ask
him all about it. Then do as he says.
We havt no secrets! "We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
Made by O.Jjree Ce.LeweH. 31.
aim'S XAK TMt-Tr the hair.
came, having arrived but two hours ear
lier from Lon Angeles.
Mr. Plttock was not Injured by the fall
ing walls, but his suitcase, lying open
beside his bed, was flattened like a pan
cake. He was forced to walk the streets dur
ing Wednesday and Wednesday night, but
found quarters on Thursday night.
Among the Portland people seen by Mr.
Plttock during Wednesday and Thursday
were Mrs. Edith Tozler We th erred and
Mr. Esselstyn. a mining engineer.
DRIVEN INSANE BY DISASTER
Man Tries to Kill Wife Deserted
Houses All Commandeered.
SAN FRANCISCO. April M. The terrible
strain of the past few days is beginning
to tell on the .people. The reaction has
come as the result of the awful experi
ences through which the majority of peo
ple have passed, and the suspense over
missing relatives and friends is causing'
serious illness and In some cases Insanity.
At Central avenue and Oak street, a
man, whose name has not yet been
learned, became insane and attempted to
kill his wife with a cleaver. He had to
be taken into custody to prevent him 'from
injuring himself or family.
All the unoccupied buildings in the
district that escaped the fire, com
prising probably a thousand vacant flats
and houses, have been thrown open to
the use of the homeless, and every school
building and church considered safe has
also been open and will be used for the
same purpose. Hundreds of houses In
the unburned district have been deserted
by their occupants, who either have fled
from the city or are camped in the parks.
These also will be used for housing the
At the meeting of the Episcopal clergy
men this morning It was decided to hold
religious services at the different camps
of the homeless throughout the: city tomorrow.
Los Angeles Hardly Felt It.
LOS ANGELES .CaL, April 21. A
combined request from the municipal
officials and all the commercial bodies
of the city was made today to the As
sociated Press to send out a positive
and unequivocal denial of the absurd
stories In circulation throughout the
East regarding the extent of the earth
tremor experienced in this city. The
shock was very slight and absolutely
no damage of any sort resulted.
Dry Goods Mea Will Extend Credit.
NEIW YORK, April 2L The Journal of
Commerce today says: The heads of
large commission houses In the drygoodn
trade are talking over plans of announc
ing any reasonable extension of credit to
their 8 an Francisco customers.