City Of Christiania

AT the inner end of the long and charming Christiania fjord, at the foot of wooded hills, lies Christiania. It was late in the autumn when, for the first time, I entered the capital of Norway, and months after I had been in Scandinavia. I was tired from my summer rambles. The weather had been […]

San Francisco Earthquake – Thrilling Personal Experiences

THE stories of hundreds who experienced the earthquake shock but escaped with life and limb constitute a series of thrilling stories unrivaled outside of fiction. Those that contain the most marvellous features are herewith narrated: Albert H. Gould, of Chicago, describes the scene in the Palace Hotel following the first quake: “I was asleep on […]

San Francisco Earthquake – Thrilling Personal Experiences – Continued

FOR two weeks or more tragedy, romance and comedy crowded the lives of women and children survivors homeless in the city of ashes and in Oakland, across the bay, the city of refuge. In this latter place thousands separated from their loved ones were tearfully awaiting developments, and every hour in the day members of […]

San Francisco Earthquake – Through Lanes Of Misery

AMONG the most graphic and interesting pen pictures of scenes within and without the stricken city were those of Harry C. Carr, a newspaper photographer and correspondent of Los Angeles. This is his personal narrative : I started from Los Angeles for the stricken city on that pitiful first train whose passengers were nearly all […]

San Francisco Earthquake – Scenes Of Terror, Death And Heroism

THE week succeeding the quake was a remarkable one in the history of the country. For a day or two the people had been horror-stricken by the tales of suffering and desolation on the Pacific coast, but as the truth became known they arose equal to the occasion. And not all the large amounts contributed […]

San Francisco Earthquake – Chinatown – A Plague Spot Blotted Out

TO a visitor unacquainted with oriental customs and manners the most picturesque and mysterious spot in the region of the Golden Gate was Chinatown, now blotted out, which laid in the heart of San Francisco, halfway up the hillside from the bay and was two blocks wide by two blocks long. In this circumscribed area […]

The New San Francisco

WITH superb courage and optimism that characterize the American people, San Francisco lifted her head from the ashes, and, as Kipling says, “turned her face home to the instant need of things.” Scorched and warped by days and nights of fire, the indomitable spirit of the Golden Gate metropolis rose on pinions of hope, unsubdued […]

San Francisco Earthquake – Third Day Adds To Horror

THE third day of the fire was attended by many spectacular features, many scenes of disaster and many acts of daring heroism. When night came the fire was raging over fifty acres of the water front lying between Bay street and the end of Meiggs and Fisherman’s wharf. To the eastward it extended down to […]

San Francisco Earthquake – Twenty Square Mile Of Wreck And Ruin

WHEN darkness fell over the desolate city at the end of the fourth day of terror, the heroic men who had borne the burden of the fight with the flames breathed their first sigh of relief, for what remained of the proud metropolis of the Pacific coast was safe. This was but a semi-circular fringe, […]

San Francisco Earthquake – The City Of A Hundred Hills

It  has had many soubriquets. It has been happily called the “City of a Hundred Hills,” and its title of the “Metropolis of the Golden Gate” is richly deserved. Its location is particularly attractive, inasmuch as the peninsula it occupies is swept by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the beautiful bay of San […]