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Great Fires: 1906 Great Earthquake & Fire

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Appendix A.
Earthquake in California, April 18, 1906
Special Report of Maj. Gen. Adolphus W. Greely, U. S. A., Commanding the Pacific Division

Summary of rations (relief subsistence stores) issued by Maj. C. R. Krauthoff, commissary, U. S. A., in charge general relief depots, from May 1, 1906, to June 30, 1906.

Article. 

Quantity. 

Number of rations. 

Meat component: 

 

 

Beef, fresh pounds 

1,105,988 

1,263,986 

Mutton, fresh pounds 

6,535 

9,469 

Bacon and hams pounds 

240,710 

385,136 

Pork, mess pounds 

182,674 

292,279 

Meats, canned cans 

811,186 

1,297,898 

Sausage, bologna pounds 

6,944 

11,110 

Fish, canned cans 

219,024 

350,438 

Fish, dried, smoked, and salt pounds 

46,265 

74,024 

Mackerel pounds 

20 

32 

Lard pounds 

11,195 

17,912 

Total 

 

3,702,284 

Bread component: 

 

 

Bread, fresh loaves 

150,536 

172,041 

Bread, hard pounds 

109,650 

175,440 

Bread, brown cans 

216 

346 

Crackers pounds 

520,671 

833,074 

Flour pounds 

3,332,072 

4,442,763 

Corn meal pounds 

148,495 

197,993 

Breakfast foods pounds 

180,605 

288,968 

Rolled oats pounds 

13,850 

22,160 

Tapioca pounds 

2,500 

4,000 

Starch, corn pounds 

144 

276 

Macaroni pounds 

17,000 

27,200 

Total 

 

6,164,261 

Baking powder pounds 

7,794 

194,850 

Coffee and tea component: 

 

 

Coffee pounds 

139,782 

2,096,730 

Tea pounds 

13,930 

928,667 

Cocoa and chocolate pounds 

3,300 

49,500 

Total 

 

3,074,897 

Dried vegetable component: 

 

 

Beans pounds 

203,600 

2,171,733 

Rice pounds 

215,950 

2,303,467 

Peas, dried pounds 

6,430 

68,587 

Hominy pounds 

3,740 

39,893 

Total 

 

4,583,670 

Fresh vegetable component: 

 

 

Potatoes pounds 

3,253,100 

4,337,467 

Onions pounds 

48,877 

65,169 

Vegetables, canned cans 

779,806 

2,079,816 

Sauerkraut gallons 

10 

107 

Total 

 

6,482,559 

Dried fruit component: 

 

 

Dried fruit pounds 

47,875 

766,000 

Fruit, canned cans 

223,320 

893,280 

Jams and jellies pounds 

11,976 

239,520 

Total 

 

1,898,800 

Miscellaneous: 

 

 

Sugar pounds 

435,625 

2,904,167 

Sirup gallons 

4,410 

235,200 

Honey bottles 

2,612 

4,353 

Total 

 

3,143,720 

Salt pounds 

81,162 

4,058,100 

Soap pounds 

58,620 

1,465,500 

Candles pounds 

14,514 

967,600 

Pepper pounds 

1,886¾ 

754,400 

Mustard pounds 

240 

96,000 

Total 

 

850,400 

Vinegar gallons 

2,710 

361,333 

Pickles gallons 

3,692 

492,267 

Total 

 

853,600 

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List of relief subsistence supplies on hand June 30, 1906, and turned over to the civil relief commission.

Bacon and hams pounds 

5,300 

Beans pounds 

95,210 

Bread, hard pounds 

61,391 

Butter pounds 

900 

Baking powder pounds 

10,800 

Beef, fresh pounds 

1,800 

Butter oil gallon 

Candles pounds 

2,205 

Cereals—breakfast foods, pounds 

53,905 

Cocoa and chocolate pounds 

216 

Coffee pounds 

12,400 

Cheese pounds 

1,670 

Crackers pounds 

90,431 

Corn meal, reserved for issue, 118,950 pounds; sold, Excess not required for use; sold by finance committee, relief and Red Cross funds, under public notice dated June 6, opened June 18, 1906. 80,650 pounds pounds 

199,600 

Eggs, fresh dozen 

750 

Flour, reserved for issue, 1,112,583 pounds; sold, Excess not required for use; sold by finance committee, relief and Red Cross funds, under public notice dated June 6, opened June 18, 1906. 11,579,337 pounds pounds 

12,691,920 

Fish, canned cans 

107,424 

Fruit, canned cans 

18,576 

Fruit, dried pounds 

19,082 

Fruit, fresh boxes 

38 

Gelatin packets 

900 

Hominy pounds 

200 

Honey bottles 

120 

Lard pounds 

4,568 

Macaroni pounds 

2,275 

Meats, canned cans 

223,964 

Milk, condensed; cream, evaporated cans 

116,928 

Milk, malted bottles 

2,484 

Mineral water bottles 

3,696 

Matches gross 

660 

Mutton, fresh pounds 

950 

Mustard, ground pounds 

Oysters cans 

8,496 

Potatoes pounds 

8,500 

Pickles gallons 

1,056 

Pepper pounds 

12 

Peas, dried pounds 

6,580 

Pancake flour pounds 

3,686 

Pork, mess pounds 

8,200 

Rice pounds 

117,650 

Salt pounds 

33,562 

Sugar points 

9,725 

Sirup gallons 

90 

Soap pounds 

400 

Soups cans 

45,960 

Sausage, bologna pounds 

850 

Starch, corn pounds 

400 

Soda, baking pounds 

5,700 

Rolled oats pounds 

21,582 

Toilet paper cases 

104 

Tapioca pounds 

350 

Vinegar gallons 

1,676 

Vegetables, canned cans 

430,764 

Tea pounds 

6,700 

Yeast packages 

468 

Custard cans 

2,028 

Whisky gallons 

2,380 

Gin gallons 

12 

Sherry gallons 

36 

Port gallons 

78 

Claret gallons 

75 

List of rations (relief subsistence stores) on hand June 30, 1906, and turned over to the relief commission.

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Articles. 

Quantity. 

Number of rations. 

Meat component: 

 

 

Beef, fresh pounds 

1,800 

2,059 

Mutton, fresh pounds 

950 

1,086 

Bacon and hams pounds 

5,300 

8,480 

Pork, mess pounds 

8,200 

13,120 

Sausage, bologna pounds 

850 

1,720 

Meats, canned cans 

223,964 

538,342 

Fish, canned cans 

107,424 

171,878 

Lard pounds 

4,568 

6,509 

Total 

 

743,194 

Bread component: 

 

 

Flour (on hand for issue) pounds 

1,112,583 

1,483,444 

Corn meal (on hand for issue) pounds 

118,950 

158,600 

Crackers pounds 

90,431 

103,348 

Hard bread pounds 

61,391 

70,161 

Breakfast foods pounds 

53,905 

71,873 

Tapioca pounds 

350 

467 

Macaroni pounds 

2,275 

3,033 

Corn starch pounds 

400 

533 

Pancake flour pounds 

3,686 

4,915 

Rolled oats pounds 

21,583 

28,777 

Total 

 

1,925,151 

Also, excess not required for use sold by finance committee, relief and Red Cross funds, under public notice dated June 6, proposals opened June 18, 1906: 

 

 

Flour pounds 

11,579,337 

15,439,116 

Corn meal pounds 

80,650 

107,534 

Total 

 

15,546,650 

Baking powder pounds 

10,800 

270,000 

Baking soda pounds 

5,700 

81,500 

Yeast packages 

468 

2,950 

Total

 

354,450


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Coffee and tea component: 

 

 

Coffee pounds 

12,400 

186,000 

Tea pounds 

6,700 

446,667 

Cocoa and chocolate pounds 

216 

3,240 

Total 

 

635,907 

Dried vegetable component: 

 

 

Beans pounds 

95,210 

1,015,573 

Rice pounds 

117,650 

1,588,267 

Hominy pounds 

200 

2,133 

Peas, dried pounds 

6,580 

70,187 

Total 

 

2,676,160 

Fresh vegetable component: 

 

 

Potatoes pounds 

8,500 

11,333 

Vegetables, canned cans 

430,764 

1,148,704 

Total 

 

1,160,037 

Dried fruit component: 

 

 

Dried fruit pounds 

19,082 

305,312 

Fruit, canned cans 

18,576 

75,304 

Total 

 

380,616 

Miscellaneous: 

 

 

Sugar pounds 

9,725 

64,833 

Sirup gallons 

90 

4,800 

Honey bottles 

120 

1,600 

Total 

 

71,233 

Vinegar gallons 

1,676 

223,467 

Pickles gallons 

1,056 

140,800 

Total 

 

364,267 

Pepper pounds 

12 

4,800 

Mustard pounds 

2,800 

Total 

 

7,600 

Salt pounds 

33,562 

1,678,100 

Soap pounds 

400 

100,000 

Candles pounds 

2,205 

147,000 

List of relief subsistence supplies sold by the finance committee, relief and Red Cross funds, to contractors operating hot meal kitchens.

Beans pounds 

30,700 

Bacon pounds 

1,903 

Coffee pounds 

5,605 

Crackers pounds 

3,041 

Cheese pounds 

1,081 

Corn cans 

2,248 

Ham pounds 

2,017 

Lard pounds 

1,740 

Lye cans 

220 

Corn meal pounds 

9,895 

Mustard pounds 

65 

Milk, condensed, and cream, evaporated cans 

3,032 

Macaroni pounds 

6,300 

Spaghetti pounds 

375 

Noodles pounds 

50 

Vermicelli pounds 

25 

Oatmeal pounds 

19,300 

Malta Vita case 

½ 

Violet wheat case 

½ 

Western corn cans 

120 

Farina pounds 

25 

Baking powder pounds 

641 

Baking soda pounds 

10 

Pepper pounds 

149 

Rice pounds 

6,150 

Soap pounds 

2,920 

Sirup gallons 

183 ¾ 

Salt pounds 

9,435 

Tea pounds 

3,587 

Tomatoes cans 

3,528 

Tomatoes (gallons) cans 

240 

Flour pounds 

9,550 

Starch, corn pounds 

250 

Potatoes pounds 

91,100 

Pork, pickled pounds 

2,100 

Apples, evaporated pounds 

250 

Prunes pounds 

900 

Fruit, dried pounds 

500 

Mineral water cases 

Beef, fresh pounds 

1,813 

Beef, roast cans 

72 

Beef, corned cans 

50 

Beef, chipped cases 

Beans, string cans 

24 

Peas cans 

775 

Peaches cans 

52 

Pears cans 

48 

Strawberries cans 

24 

Raspberries cans 

12 

Sugar pounds 

37,661 

Hard bread pounds 

50 

Bread, fresh loaves 

3,177 

Salmon cans 

480 

Tapioca pounds 

25 

Sago pounds 

125 

Eggs dozen 

35 

Mutton, fresh pounds 

140 

Butter, fresh pounds 

25 

Pickles gallons 

25 

Vinegar gallons 

111 

Barley, pearl pounds 

150 

Jams, assorted cans 

48 

Matches gross 

Soda, washing pounds 

150 

Money value, as determined by board appointed by finance committee, $8,317.91.

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