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Schmitz, Eugene E. (fl. 1857-1906) Proclamation by the Mayor

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04967.01 Author/Creator: Schmitz, Eugene E. (fl. 1857-1906) Place Written: San Francisco, California Type: Broadsides Date: 18 April 1906 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Broadside declaring martial law by the Mayor, in the aftermath of the San Fransico earthquake. Authorizes security forces to kill looters, requests citizens to remain at home from dark until dawn, and has directed that electricity and gas remain off. Warns citizens of the dangers of broken chimneys and leaking pipes and fixtures. Housed with 4967.03 inside 4967.02, a book.

People: Schmitz, Eugene E., fl. 1857-1906.
Altvader Print.

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: American West, Disaster, Military Law, Death Penalty

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform