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Page 103 - The Federal Troops, the members of the Regular Police Force and all Special Police Officers have been authorized by me to KILL any and all persons found engaged in Looting or in the Commission of Any Other Crime.
Page 152 - The Call building is burned out entirely, the Examiner building just fell in a heap. Fire all around in every direction and way out in the residence district. Destruction by earthquake something frightful. The City Hall Dome stripped and only the frame work standing. The St. Ignatius Church and College are burned to the ground. The Emporium is gone, entire building, also the Old Flood Building. Lots of new buildings just recently finished are completely destroyed. They are blowing standing buildings...
Page 151 - There was an earthquake hit us at 5. 1 3 this morning, wrecking several buildings and wrecking our offices. They are carting dead from the fallen buildings. Fire all over town. There is no water and we lost our power. I'm going to get out of office, as we have had a little shake every few minutes, and it's me for the simple life.
Page 103 - I have directed all the Gas and Electric Lighting Co/s not to turn on Gas or Electricity until I order them to do so. You may therefore expect the city to remain in darkness for an indefinite time. I request all citizens to remain at home from darkness until daylight every night until order is restored. I WARN all Citizens of the danger of fire from Damaged or Destroyed Chimneys, Broken or Leaking Gas Pipes or Fixtures, or any like cause* EE SCHMITZ, Mayor Dated, April 18, 1906.
Page 103 - KILL any and all persons found engaged in looting or in the commission of any other crime. I have directed all the Gas and Electric Lighting Companies not to turn on Gas or Electricity until I order them to do so; you may therefor expect the city to remain in darkness for an indefinite time. I request all citizens to remain at home from darkness until daylight of every night until order is restored.
Page 148 - t was the ghost of a dream ; for I vow By the splendor of God in the highest, we never have loved Her till now. When Love bears the trumpet of Honor, oh, highest and clearest he calls, With the light of the flaming of towers, and the sound of the rending of walls. When Love wears the purple of Sorrow, and kneels at the altar of Grief, Of the flowers that spring in his footsteps, the white flower of Service is chief. And as snow on the snow of Her bosom, as a star in the night of Her hair, We bring...
Page 275 - The principal part of the earthquake came in two sections, the first series of vibrations lasting about forty seconds. The vibrations diminished gradually during the following ten seconds, and then occurred with renewed vigor for about twenty-five seconds more. But even at noon the disturbance had not subsided, as slight shocks are...
Page 148 - TO SAN FRANCISCO If we dreamed that we loved Her aforetime, 'twas the ghost of a dream; for I vow By the splendor of God in the highest, we never have loved Her till now. When Love bears the trumpet of Honour, oh, highest and clearest he calls, With the light of the flaming of towers, and the sound of the rending walls.
Page 182 - Eat, Drink and Be Merry, for Tomorrow We May Have to Go to Oakland.
Page 88 - ... time, and which are not made to lie. We especially notice that the Mayor and his committee of forty are given their due for the splendid work they accomplished in a crisis when any other municipal officers would have called upon the assistance of the outside world for aid. To quote from this book : "Ignorant, as they of course were, of when the end would come, or what it would be, these men undertook to work out the city's salvation among themselves. There is no other case in history where a...