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HILO, HAWAII, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1906.
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PUBMSIUtD KVKRY TUKSDAY
UrPICB, KINO STRWtT, IIILO, HAWAII
Hllo Tribune Publishing Company, Ltd
PublUhen and Proprietors.
President -C. C. Kmnned
Vlce-PreUtent - W. Marsh
Secretary-Treasurer J. W, Marsh
Auditor - . Utl-lB
Ulrectora O. A. Coot., C. McUnnan
AdTertlsementa jnaccompanled by apeclfle
liistructlona luaerted until ordered out.
A.iwf-timnt(1lrnntltiued before exolratton
of apeclfied period will be charged aa If cou-
tlnuea lor iuii term.
yChas. M. LeBlond
Hawaiian, Japanese, and Chlneae Interpreteca
and Notary Public In Office.
Office: Srvkrancb Building,
Oppotlte Cour House. HILO, HAWAII
C. Henry White
NAALEHU. - HAWAII
I. E. RAY
ATTORNEY -AT -LAW
and NOTARY PUBLIC
J. L. Kaulukou
OFFICE IN TRIBUNE BUILDING
ItEAL ESTATE, ETC.
F. S. LYMAN
h FIRE, ACCIDENT AND MARINE
Waianucuuc Street, - Hilo, Hawaii
W. H. BEERS
, . INTERPRETER and
(English and Hawaiian)
Commission and Business Agent.
Will Act as Administrator, Guardian and
Executor. Rents and Bills Collected..
Office with I. E. Ray. Telephone 146
A S. LeBaron Gurney
OPPOSITE SPRECKKLS' BUILDING
BISHOP & CO.
Honolulu - - Oahu, H. I.
Transact a General Banking and Ex
Commercial and Traveller's Letters o(
Credltlsaued, available in all the principal
cities of the world.
Special attention given to the business
entrusted to us by our friends of the other
Islands, either as Deposits, Collections
Insurance or requests tor Exchange.
BY DAY, WEEK OR MONTH.
Neat and newly fitted. Centrally and
pleasantly located on
NEAR WAIANUENUE ST.
Facing on Court House and Hilo Hotel
Parks. A quiet, pleasant retreat.
C. F. BRADSHAW
All ireight sent to ships by our launches
will be charged to shippers unless uccotu
pauled by u written order front the cap
tains of vessels.
R. A. LUCAS & CO,
Public Lands Notice.
On Saturday, April 28U1, 1906, at 13
o'clock noon, at the Public Laud Office,
Hilo, Hawaii, will be sold at public auc
tion to the highest bidder, under Part V,
Land Act 1895, the lease for 5 years of
Lot No. 4, Kaukn, Puna, Hawaii.
Area: 24.58 acres. Upset price: 2.00
per year, with cost of this advertisement
For plan of the lot, and further parti
culars apply at the Land Department,
Honolulu, or Sub-Agent's Office, Hilo,
JAS. W. PRATT.
Commissioner of Public Lands.
Honolulu, T. If., March 33, 1906.
Mar. 27 Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24
lloolaha Aina Aupuni.
Ma ka Poaono, Aperlla 38, 1906, i ka
liora 12 awakea. ma ke Keena Aina Au
puni, Hilo, Hawaii, e kuai la aku ni ma
ke kudala akea i ka tnea koho kiekle,
malalo o ka Mahele V, Kanawai Aina
895, 1 ka.hoolitnallma no 5 makahlkl, o
ka Apana4 ma Kauka, Puna, Hawaii.
Iliaina: 24.58 eka. Kumukuai haabaa:
$13.00 no ka makahiki, ame na lllo o
O ke kii o ka aina, ante na kuhlkuhl
plha c ae, e loaa aku no ma ke Keena
Aina Aupuni, ma Honolulu, ame ke
Keena o ka Hope Akena Aina ma Hilo,
JAS. W. PRATT,
- Kotnlslna o na Aina Aupuni.
Honolulu, T. II., Maraki 23, 1906.
Mar. 27 Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24
In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit,
Territory of Hawaii.
At Chambrrs In Proiiatk
In the matter of the Estate of KAMAKI
WAIWAIOLE, deceased, of Olaa,
District of Puna, County and-Territory
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed has been appointed Executrix
under the will of the Estate of Kamaki
All creditors of said deceased are
hereby notified to present their claims,
secured or unsecured, duly verified and
with proper vouchers, if any, to the
undersigned at Puueo, Hilo, Hawaii, T.
II., within six mouths from and after the
date of this notice, otherwise such claims,
if any, will be forever barred.
All bills due to said Estate must be
paid to the undersigned within six
months from the date of this notice.
Hllo, Hawaii, March 38, 1906. 33-4
Hilo Railroad Co.
Short Route to Volcano
In e fleet July 1, 1905.
Passeuger Trains, Except Sunday.
lv Hilo ar
or.. Glen wood. ..lv
ar... Olaa Mill..,
The trains of this Company between
Hllo and Puna will be run as follows:
Leave Hilo Station, by way of Rail
road Wharf, for Olaa and Puna, upon the
arrival of the Steamship Kinau, running
through to Puna and stopping at Pahoh
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A.M. , FRIDAY: A.M.
6:00 lv Hilo ar 9:55
ur.R. R. Wharf.ar 9:50
6:06 ar..Waiakea..ar m 9:30
6:28 ar...Olaa Mlll...ar 9:10
6:58' ar..Pahoa Juncar 8:42
I ar..,.. Pahou ...-ar- 8:30
7:201 ar Puna....lv 7:35
5 ! I 6
a.m I SUNDAY: p.m.
9:00 lv Hllo at 4:40
9:06 !ar....Valakea...ar 4:35
9:35- ar...Olaa Mill...ar 4:15
9:50 ar..I'ahoa JuurM yj-j
10:30 ar Palioa....ar 3.35
10:55 ar Puna lv 3:00
Excursion tickets between all points
are sold on Saturdays and Sundays, good
returning, until the following Monday
Commutation tickets, good for twenty
five rldvs between any two points, and
thousand mile tickets are sold at very
D. E. METZGUR,
EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE WRECK SAN FRANCISCO
LITEST DETAILS OF CITY'S WRECK
Sugar Refineries Safe-Stanford University
in Ruins Property Loss Five
(SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE)
Honolulu, April 23, 3:20 p. m. Welch '& Co. cables that the
business portion and three quarters of residence section burned.
Late cables report loss of property five hundred million dollars.
Loss of lives will not exceed 500. Fire is completely out. Military
and others cleaning streets. Starting to build Mills building.
Plenty of food. No sickness. Sugar Tefineries safe, also Union
Iroti'Works. Stanford Univeishj-ruined. Nearly hundred killed
at Salinas. San Jose badly shaken." Several lives lost. Agnew's
Insane Asylum collapsed, killing' many injured inmates. No
damage at Los Angeles.
A Most Terrific Earthquake.
San Fraticisco, Cal., April 18. Tlnd city was wrecked this morning
at 5:10 a. m., by the most terrific earthquake that has ever been known
on this Coast. t
Thousands of buildings were sljake! down all over the city and com
pletely destroyed. '
This phase of the disaster was fmn&djately followed by an outbreak
of fire all over the city. The people were stunned and panic-stricken.
The earthquake destroyed the water mains and all sections were com
pletely without fire protection. .-'The fire held complete sway.
At this time 7:30 a. m. the dty is in an uproar.
Many lives have been lost and the damage to property will amount to
Cable Office Receives News.
Honolulu, April 18, 9:00 a. m. The cable office has been besieged
this morning with people who have relatives and friends in San Fran
cisco. Superintendent Gaines received service messages stating that the
earthquake started shortly after five o'clock this morniug.
The Call building and the Palace hotel are burned.
The cable operator in sending his message stated that they might be
cut off at any time, as the flames were all around them.
Later the operator said that they had been ordered out of the office,
but were having great difficulty in obtaining any wagons for transpor
tation. The operator said that the shocks of earthquake were continuous.
The city is under martial law with the troops armed.
The operators at San Francisco stated that the residential part of the
city was supposed to have escaped, but the whole community is in such
a turmoil and panic that it is impossible to know just what has hap
pened. From all that can be learned the damage by the earthquake is princi
pally below Montgomery street.
The land lines of the city are demoralized, and it is highly probable
that Honolulu learned of the catastrophe before the people of the States
Operators Driven from Instruments.
San Francisco, April 18. (Received at Honolulu office at 9:20 a.m.)
The Call building, is wrapped in flames, everything seems to be going to
ruiu. The Grand and Palace hotels are rapidly going.
We are forced to close down here now. Stand by to receive messages
from us, if possible, from the street. We are abandoning the office.
There is no hope of saving it. Good-bye.
Market Street Doomed.
Honolulu, April 18, 8:45 a. m. A cablegram has been received from
San Francisco, stating that the Call building collapsed an hour ago. The
whole street is doomed. The cable men in San Francisco are preparing
to move, but fear they will not be able to connect up at once on account
of failure to obtain cartage. The San Francisco cable office is at 533
South Market street.
Land Not Sinking.
Honolulu, April 19. The story of the water coming up Market street
Cables received from the operators in San Fraticisco were published
yesterday and this morning to the following effect.
"Water coming up Market street."
This was a service message received by the local office and later given
out to the public for general information. It appears that in the haste
of transcribing the message an error was made and the sentence should
"Fire coming up Market street."
This means that the city is not submerged or was not when that mes
sage was sent. The destruction therefore seems to have been clone al
most wholly by the fire that followed the first severe shock.
Burned Area Six Square Miles.
The following despatch was received at the Hilo office of the Inter
Island S. N. Co., sent from the head office in Honolulu:
Honolulu, April 21. Received 6:40 p. ra. Latest cables report water
front destroyed. Fire under control. No cars running. Nearly .ill
power houses burned; ferry building standing. Burned district extends
from ferry building to twenty-first and Van Ness. Nothing definite
about refineries. Oakland and Los Angeles ull right. Newspaper issu
ing in Oakland. Relief train rushing across Continent,
burned to the
I First Cable Report from Wrecked City.
: Honolulu, April 20. The following cable was received by Superin
j tendent Gaines at the cable office from San Francisco, shortlv after 10
! a. m. The operator is at the hut near the Cliff House.
The earthquake was worst ever felt. Threw down many buildings.
Fire started dozen places. Water mains broken. No water in whole
sale district. Fire spread like wildfire. No wav to ston it. Tr wmt
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uuiu aiucs murKi'i street ngni up 10 1 weiltn Street.
west till got to Van Ness avenue, where it was blocked.
Wholesale, retail and about one-half residence portion
Town under martial law. Panic everywhere.
All churches ruined or burned. Fire pretty well under control now,
but still burning. Most of us lost everything.
Fire is still raging in spots, but mostly under control. Dynamited 'all
that stood in way; lack of water.
Frightful loss of property.
Five miles from town and cannot get team.
Shake was terrific. Lasted about a minute.
Damage is at least $150,000,000. The Mission is still burning in
places but not as far out as Sixteenth street.
Presidio js thought to be O. K.
The fire is burning below Van Ness avenue but not west of that point.
Hays Valley is burning west to Octavia.
All west of Van Ness is safe.
Between Van Ness and Market wiped out.
Our office dynamited.
The Palace, St. Francis and most all big hotels burned.
Flood building and Emporium gone.
Fairmont hotel burned. Devastation in all directions and relief pour
Oakland and Piedmont are all right. Shake was not so bad there
and there was no fire. Cau leave the city but cannot come back. No
means of reaching town from our station but to walk throjfgh the ruins,
and that is almost an impossibility. It cost us $75 to'send'a" messenger
into town, and it was almost impossible to get one at that price.
Believe shipping suffered, but am unable to determine
My wife and relatives are up country, but whether dead or alive I
Lord! this has been a fierce three days!- " '
Cajiuot get further news owing to the fact that the city if under mar
Haven't heard anything of importance from other cities. Haven't
heard apparently all.
San Francisco papers wiped-out.
Streets, can't say much of them.
When we got away yesterday everything looked very bad.
Fire was in south of Van Ness except Hays Valley, which was wiped
out. . .
The Cable Company can't do any business and there is no use accept
The staff worked like Trojans, never knowing when their lives might
be taken or they might be left without homes or anything in the world.
Have grub enough for several days and a makeshift tent to sleep in.
I have told you all I know.
As soon as I get further particulars I will let you know.
I think most of the towns in the State did not suffer much.
It was just the peninsula that shook so bad, I guess.
There is no more news at this time.
I have been up since the night before the earthquake and I am very
I am going to get a little sleep now.
If there is anything new I will wire you.
Butchertown don't know; haven't heard about it, but as soon as it is
known we have communication, guess we will be swamped. Tomorrow
we should be O. K. for working here, if can catch staff. Guess they
will show up now: all were here at different times.
From Phillips & Co.
Honolulu, April 20. Manny Phillips received a cablegram from Mr.
Green of the San Francisco office, shortly before 3 p. m. It says:
"Lost only office. Everybody well."
Cablegram from Clarence Mackay.
Honolulu, April 20. An answer was received from Clarence Mackay
this morning by the Chamber of Commerce who sent a message to him
yesterday afternoon asking for twenty-five words about the San Fran
cisco disaster. The following was the reply:
"San Francisco destroyed. Both business and residence sections gone
and the population is homeless in Golden Gate Park. The fire is still
raging but is thought that it will burn itself out tonight. Troops are in
control of the city. So fur the casualties are inseparable from the awful
conditions that exist. The government is issuing rations. The tele
graph lines to Oakland are o. k. No one is permitted to enter the city.
Every effort is being made to restore communications with Honolulu."
The despatch was dated New York, April 20, 2:45 p. m. The des
patch came via Europe.
Cable from Oakland.
Honolulu, April 20. J. P. Cooke, of Alexander & Baldwin, received
the following cablegram from their New York house by way of Manila:
"W. G. Cooke in Detroit. Heard from W. M. Alexander. Is safe.
W. G. Cooke probably return Frisco without coming here."
Alexauder is in Oakland. This dispatch shows that telegraphic com
munication with Oakland had been secured by the outside section of the
Waiting for Battery.
Honolulu, April 20. Superintendent Gains of the Commercial Pacific
Cable Co.'s Honolulu office, has caused the following to be posted in this
cable office in the Young building:
"To the public: I received the following from our general manager,
at 11:55 P- "- April 19:
"McKenna (our San Francisco representative) at hut. Trying to get
a battery to him."
"This means thut we are unable to save our batteries and that New
York is trying to send him one from the nearest point."
The above is official. This cable was received by Gains from New
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