Earthquake in California, April 18, 1906

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1906 - Earthquakes - 171 pages

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Page 85 - from daybreak of April 18 to midnight of April 20 taxed to the utmost the physical strength, the nervous energy, and the good temper of every officer and man. Yet in this fearful disaster, with its accompanying confusion and excitement, no life was taken by any man of the Army or Navy. The
Page 20 - food of the entire city was cooked over camp fires in the open streets. Two hundred and twenty-five thousand people were not only
Page 86 - It likewise involved repression of theft and violence by the vicious, noninterference with the liberty and acts of the ordinary citizen, discrimination in the distribution of food, enforcement of suitable sanitary methods, instruction in
Page 145 - I can not speak too highly of the conduct of the officers and men under
Page 20 - was a city of 500,000 inhabitants, the commercial emporium of the Pacific coast, a great industrial and manufacturing center, adorned with magnificent buildings, equipped with extensive local transportation, provided with the most
Page 86 - dealing with novel and unprecedented conditions, their consideration and thoughtfulness in alleviating distress, their unvarying courtesy to all, and their uncomplaining devotion to the community and its interests.
Page 20 - these triumphs of human effort, this center of civilization, had become a scene of indescribable desolation, more than 200,000 residents having fled from the burnt district
Page 52 - Fortunately for the National Red Cross, its special representative was Dr. Edward T. Devine. Unknown to the army or to civil authorities and a stranger to the community of San Francisco, his work has commanded universal respect. A man of less tact or acceptable personality would certainly have found himself embroiled in quarrels and discussions.
Page 133 - issued for the relief of sufferers from earthquake and conflagration on the Pacific coast.
Page 149 - I have the honor to render the following report of the operations of

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