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South American Cities Destroyed
THE discovery of America, in 1492, brought a great accession to the number of recorded earthquakes, as South and Central America and the islands near them have furnished almost innumerable instances of the phenomena.
Earthquakes And Volcanoes In Central America And Mexico
CENTRAL AMERICA is continually being disturbed by subterranean forces. Around the deep bays of this vast and splendid region, upon the shores laved by the waters of the Pacific, and also about the large inland lakes, rise, like an army of giants, a number of lofty volcanoes.
Charleston, Galveston, Johnstown - Our American Disasters
OUR own land has experienced very few great convulsions of nature. True, there have been frequent earthshocks in California, and all along the Western coast, and occasionally slight tremors have been felt in other sections, but the damage done to life and property has been in almost every instance comparatively light.
St. Pierre, Martinique, Annihilated By A Volcano
BEHOLD a peaceful city in the Caribbean sea, beautiful with the luxuriant vegetation of a tropic isle, happy as the carefree dwellers in such a spot may well be, at ease with the comforts of climate and the natural products which make severe labor unnecessary in these sea-girt colonies.
San Francisco Earthquake - The Doomed City
Earthquake Begins the Wreck of San Francisco and a Conflagration without Parallel Completes the Awful Work of Destuction Tremendous Loss of Life in Quake and Fire—Property Loss $200,000,000.
San Francisco Earthquake - A Roaring Furnace
All day the fire, sweeping in a dozen directions, irresistibly completed the desolation of the city. Nob Hill district, in which were situated the home of Mrs. Stanford, the priceless Hopkins Art Institute, the Fairmount hotel, a marble palace that cost millions of dollars and homes of a hundred millionaires, was destroyed.
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.
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.
San Francisco Earthquake - The City Of A Hundred Hills
SAN FRANCISCO 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 Francisco on the north and east.
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.
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 unrivalled outside of fiction.
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 families were restored to each other who had been lost.
San Francisco Earthquake - Through Lanes Of Misery
All one terrible day I walked about through the lanes of the charred ruins that had once been San Francisco. I was one of the hungry who robbed grocery stores for their food; one of the parched thousands who eagerly drank water out of the gutter leakage of the fire engines.
San Francisco Earthquake - Whole Nation Responds With Aid
Government Appropriates Millions and Chicago Leads All Other Cities with a Round Million of Dollars—People in All Ranks of Life from President Roosevelt to the Humblest Wage Earner Give Promptly and Freely.
San Francisco Earthquake - All Cooperate In Relief Work
President Roosevelt aroused criticism in some directions by declining aid from foreign countries. The first tenders of aid from abroad came from foreign steamship companies and later several foreign governments expressed a desire to contribute. The President took the ground that the United States was able to provide all the relief necessary.
San Francisco Earthquake - Our Boys In Blue Prove Heroism
THANK GOD for the Boys in Blue! was the ardent and praiseful exclamation of the people of San Francisco during and after the terrible days that rent by shock and consumed by fire their beautiful city.
San Francisco Earthquake - In The Refuge Camps
Within a week from the beginning of the disaster the refuge camps were converted into comfortable places of residence, with adequate sanitation, and the homeless at least had temporary homes. All this was accomplished with a minimum of suffering and illness that speaks volumes for the courage, energy and common sense of the American people.
San Francisco Earthquake - Ruins And Havoc In Coast Cities
OUTSIDE of San Francisco the earthquake did immense damage for fifty miles north and south of the Golden Gate City. San Jose, the prettiest city in California, sustained the severest shock, which killed a score of people and left the business section a pile of ruins.
San Francisco Earthquake - Destruction Of Great Stanford University
The destruction of so many magnificent buildings at the Leland Stanford, Jr., University was one of the worst calamities that has ever befallen an American educational institution.
San Francisco Earthquake - Fighting Fire With Dynamite
THE remnant of San Francisco that escaped destruction in the four days conflagration owes its existence largely to the equally destructive force of dynamite. For four days one agent of destruction was employed against another.
San Francisco Earthquake - Miscellaneous Facts And Incidents
IN the refugee camps a number of babies were born under the most distressing and pathetic circumstances, the mothers in many cases being unattended by either husbands or relatives. In Golden Gate Park alone fifteen babies were born in one night, it was reported.
San Francisco Earthquake - Disaster As Viewed By Scientists
THE subterranean movement that caused the earthquake at San Francisco was felt in greater or less degree at many distant places on the earth's surface. The scientists in the government bureaus at Washington believe that the subterranean land slide may have taken place in the earthquake belt in the South American region or under the bed of the Pacific Ocean.
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.
The New San Francisco
Old San Francisco was an ash heap. From out the wreck and ruin there should arise a new San Francisco that would at once be the pride of the Pacific coast and the American nation and a proud monument to the city that was.
Introductory To Pictorial Composition
THIS volume is addressed; to three classes of readers ; to the layman, to the amateur photographer, and to the professional artist, To the latter it speaks more in the temper of the studio discussion than in the spirit didactic.
Scientific Sense In Pictures
The progressive element in our art, says the author of The Law of Progress in Art, is the scientific element. Artists will not be any more famous for being scientific, but they are compelled to become scientific because they have embraced a profession which includes science.
OF all pictorial principles none compares in importance with Unity or Balance.
Balance Of The Steelyard
It is easy to recognize a good composition ; to tell why it is good may be difficult ; to tell how it could be made better is what the art worker desires to know.
In every composition the eye should cross the central division at least once. This initiates equipoise, for in the survey of a picture the eye naturally shifts from the centre of interest, which may be on one side, to the other side of the canvas.
Vertical And Horizontal Balance
Balance is of importance according to the number of units to be composed. Much greater license may be taken in settling a single figure into its picture-space than when the composition involves many. In fact the mind pays little heed to the consideration of balance until a complication of many units forces the necessity upon it.
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