Earthquake strikes San Francisco, 1906

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Earthquake strikes San Francisco, 1906 - V SAM FRANGISGO: , IS VISITED '-BY AN ' :...
V SAM FRANGISGO: , IS VISITED '-BY AN ' : .APPALLING EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE I ORFftT nniiin ADPATinm iq mm PAnia , m iip pm II HH i fl U H I H i V I H H "9 I 111 IK1 1 11 Bill B D I II B H II II IIMI III I I . I Sacramento. Cal.. April 18,-The B I I H H B H lJ I THOUSANDS Inhabitants Are Fleeing. Panic-stricken, to Other Towns and Villages by Ferries, and Many Drop Dead in the Streets from Terror and ' : Fright Grqat Buildings Ruined. : r ARE DEAD friends in this city tried to reach Mr. and Mrs. Koerner-by wire this morning, .but were unsuccessful. The suspense will continue until some definite Information as to their whereabout Is received here. Instruments Here Didn't Record It. The seismic disturbances, which caused so much damage in San Francisco and 'were felt in Cincinnati and other cities this morning, did not effect Buffalo. "I have examined the barograph, a delicate Instrument which would re cord, such a condition." said Forecaster Cuthbertson this morning, "but cannot find the slightest trace of any vibration in Buffalo. Any change in pressure would be registered on this complicated instrument. "The earthquake must have destroyed all telegraphic communication with 'Frisco, because up to the present we have not received any weather reports from points on the Pacific slope." Postal Has One Wire to ?Frisco. The Postal Telegraph Company has one wire running into San Francisco this afternoon, according to information given out at the local offices of that company. For a time this morning The Western Union Telegraph Company has no open wire running into San Francisco this afternoon. The nearest wire in use runs as far as Oakland Point, a few miles from the scene of the earthquake. Telegrams1 filed In . tli if t ' z t t If :!fW-r; y Sacramento. CaL. April 18. The strongest quake in fifteen years occurred here at 5:15 o'clock this morn-Intf. The vibrations were northeast and southwest, lasting three minute. They awoke the entire city and caused a panic in the hotels. Nobody was in jured here. Several large cracks were made in tne Federal Building. The. plaster In finished buildings fell. Telegraphic communication with outside points was broken for three hours. No direct news han come from San Francisco. Great anxiety is felt-about interior points. 3:. OOO SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL. 18. IT IS ESTIMATED NOW THAT S.OOO PER SONS "are DEAD. SUSPENDED BY SECRETARY OF THE TREAS' URY, AFTER A CONSULTATION WITH THE PRESIDENT. TEMPORARILY STOPS HIS FUNCTIONS: -AS ; COLLECTOR HW

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  1. The Buffalo Enquirer,
  2. 18 Apr 1906, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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