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HILO, HAWAII, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1906.
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IHIp Tribune Publishing Company, Ltd
publishers and Proprietors.
President -- C. Kknnbut
Vice-President, ' w M"n
Secretary-Treasurer J. w- Makbii
Auditor - -"
Directors O. A. Ci.oL, C. McLchnan
Advertisement uusccompanied by spedfi
luttructloiii interted until ordered out.
AdTertlemenUdlconUtiued before expiration
of specified period will be charged at If con
tlnued for lull term.
Chas. M. LeBlond
Hawaiian, Japanese, and Chinese luterptetera
and Notary Public In Office.
Office: SKVKRANCR Building,
Opposite Cour House. HILO, HAWAII
C. Henry White
NAALEHU. - - HAWAII
I. E. RAY
ATTORNEY AT -LAW
and NOTARY PUBLIC
cL L. Kaulukou
OFFICE IN TRIBUNE BUILDING
KEAL ESTATE, ETC.
F. S. LYMAN
!"'' Sfire, accident and marine
Waianuenue Street, - Hilo, Hawaii
W. H. BEERS
(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 SPRECKELS' BUILDING
BISHOP & CO.
Honomjlu - - Oahu, H. 1.
Transact a General Banking and Ex
Commercial and Traveller's Letters of
Creditissued, 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 for Exchange.
BY DAY, WEEK OR MONTH.
Neat and newly fitted. Centrally ,and
pleasantly located on
NEAR WAIANUENUE ST.
Faciug on Court House and Hilo Hotel
Parks, A quiet, pleasant retreat.
C. F. BRADSHAW
All Height sent to ships by our launches
will be charged to shippers uulessaccom
panted by a written order from the cap
tains of vessels.
3otf R. A. LUCAS ft CO,
Mortgagee's Notice of
Intention to Forccloso
and o Halo.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
the power or sale contained in that cer
tain mortgage made, by Mrs. Lepeka
Kauakahi and John Knuakahi, her
husband, as mortgagors, of Honokala,
Ilamakua, Hawaii, to Jos. Burkinshaw,
of Honokaa, Hamakua, Hawaii, as mort
gagee, dated the 33rd day of February,
A. D. 1901, and recorded in the office of
the Registrar of Conveyances in Hono
lulu, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, in Liber
220, on Pages 152 and 153, the said Jos.
Buikinshaw, mortgagee, intends to fore
close the said mortgage (or condition
broken, to wit: the 11011 payment of both
principal and Interest when due, and
upon such foreclosure, the mortgagee
will sell the premises described in the
said mortgage at public auction in frout
of the Telephone Office at Honokaa, Ha-
makun, County of Hawaii, Territory of
Hawaii, on Friday, the 25th day of May,
A. D. 1906, at 12 o'clock noon of said
The premises covered by the said niort-
mortgage and to be sold as above con
All that certain piece or parcel of laud
situated at Kuaikalua, Hamakua, Ha.
waii, described fully in R. P. 3771 and
L. C. A. 8381, together with all and
singular the tenements, hereditaments
and appurtenances thereunto belonging
or in any wise appertainiug.
Further particulars can be had from
M. T. Furtado, attorney for the mort
gagee. Terms: Cash, U. S. gold coin. Deeds
at the expense'of purchasers.
Dated April 21, 1906, at Honokaa,
May I, 8, 15, 22
Ifoolalia Manao Paniku
a Kuui a ka Men Faa
Ke hoolaha ia aku uel i kulike ai me
ka niana kuai e pan ia nel maloko o ke
kabi morakl i liana ia e Mrs. Lepeka
Kauakahi auie John Kauakahi, kana
kane mare, na mea moraki rnai, o Hono
kaia, Hamakua, Hawaii, ia Jos. Burkin
shaw, o Honokaa, Hamakua, Hawaii,
ka tnea e paa nei i ka moraki, i hana ia
ma ka la 23 o Feberuari, A. D. 1901, a i
hoopaa ia maloko o ke Keeua Kakau
Kope ma Honolulu, Oahu, Teritorl o
Hawaii, iloko o ka Buke 220, ma na Aoao
152 ame 153, a o Jos. Burkinshaw i
olelo ia, ka mea e paa nei i ua moraki la,
ke manao nel e paniku i ua moraki la i
olelo ia no ke kumu ka uhakl ia 0 na
olelo o loko, oia hoi: ka hookaa ole ia o
ke kumupaa ame ka ukupanee i ka wae
uku al, a mamull o ka manao e paniku,
e kuai kudala aku ana ka mea e paa nei i
ka moraki ma ke akea i na pa bale i ho
ike ia maloko o ua moraki la 1 olelo ia,
ma ke alo o ke Keena Telepoua, ma
Honokaa, Hamakua, Kalana o Hawaii,
Teritorl o Hawaii, ma ka Poalima, la 2j
o Mel, A. D. 1906, ma ka hora 12 6 ka la
i olelo la.
Mea Paa Moraki,
O ua pa hale i paa maloko o ua moraki
la i olelo ia a e kuai kudala ia aku aim
ma ke akea, e like me ia 1 hoike la ma
luna ae nei, oia iho keia:
O kela apana a i ole pauku alna e wa
iho nei ma Kuaikalua, Hamakua, Ha
waii, a i hoakaka plha ia maloko o ka
R. P. 3771'atue ka L. C. A. 8381, me na
potio apau a hookah! pa ha o na kuleana
hoollinalima ame kekabi mau potto e ae
e pill ara i ua apana alna la.
No na mea aku 1 koe e uinau ia M. T.
Furtado, loio no ka mea paa moraki,-
Dal a kuike. Ma ke dala gula o Ame
rika. Na lllo hana palapala i ka poe e
Hana ia ma ka la 21 o Aperila, 1906, ma
Mei 1,8, 15, 22
Hilo Electric Light Co., Ltd.
Houses Wired and
In accordance with the rules of the Na
tional Board of Fire Underwriters.
A complete stock of
Fixtures, Shades, Table, Bed and Desk
Lamps, etc., always on hand.
Fan Motors . . 910
Fan Motors, wlvel frame 18
Sawing Machine Motor 20
Power for operating them (t a month
Installation charged extra,
Estimates furnished on all classes ol
Electrical Work uud Contracts taken to
install apparatus complete)
DESTRUCTION OF THE CITY ALMOST
LOSS- EXCEEDING $750,000,000.
AREA BURNED: FIFTEEN MILES.
DURATION OF EARTHQUAKE: FORTY-SEVEN 'SECONDS.
HOMELESS: 350,000 PEOPLE.
LOSS OF LIFE: ABOUT 700.
INJURED: ABOUT 1000.
Sati Francisco, April 29. This city lies stricken, covered by the ruins
of its former handsome buildings; all its glory, wealth and prosperity
destroyed by the cruel flames following the earthquake of Wednesday
morning, April 17. The lime of the shocll was thirteen minutes past
five in the morning and it lasted for forty-seven seconds. No one need
consult an authority for the exact time for the big clocks about the city
record the hour and minute. The
and their mute hands mark the minute that commenced the disaster
that all but wiped out the fair city by the Golden Gate.
No poor words can describe the present condition of San Francisco;
no words can tell of the misery, destitution and destruction that followed
in the wake of the terrible flames. In a brief space of time 350,000
people were made homeless, bereft of all their bolongings; a loss to busi
ness men and-others to an amount exceeding $750,000,000, with insur
ance of about $200,000,000. Not quite four-fifths of the city is
destroyed. The fire was stopped on the northeast by the water front,
on the southeast by Townscnd street, on the south by Bryant and
Twenty-first streets, on the southwest by ' Dolores arid the west by
Franklin. The area devastated approximates 10,000 acres or about
fifteen square miles. There are few cilis in the world where so much
valuable property is contained in an equal territcrial area. Within this
fifteen square miles were nearly 100 bank"), some of the finest buildings
in the world, thousands of mercantile and manufacturing establishments,
and more than 250,000 inhabitants, besides some 40,000 transients.
These brief facts serve to convey a faint idea of the magnitude of the
losses sustained and the vast extent of the ruiu. They also serve to
sharply emphasize the comparatively small loss of life from all causes
earthquake, fire, accident and shooting.
The aggregate of fatalities is estimated at 700, but the real number of
guests will never be known. Secretary Metcalf, in his report to the
President, places the number of deaths at 300, with tooo injured in local
hospitals, but adds: "In my judgement will be impossible to deter
mine the exact number of deaths." ft '
Of all the handsome buildings in San pFrancisco but few withstood
the onslaughts of the flames. The St. F.ranCis hotel stands erect in a
district that was otherwise totally destro'yed. The woodwork and every
thing contained inside was burned; it is claimed that the walls are se
cure and that the building can be put
The Call building is gutted, but can
Chronicle and Monaduock building are ini fair condition, the Flood
htilldintr likewise: the Kohl or Havward biuldititr and the Merchants'
Exchange stand, .and will be made
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All others were destroyed by fire or dyiiamiie.
With the exception of the St. Frnncisiand the new Fairmount, all the
hotels are gone. The famous Palace is burned beyond repair, the four
walls are standing and that is all; the familiar Occidental furnished food
for the flames; the old Lick House, a landmark of pioneer days, is a
thing of the past. The California hotel Is but a pile of ruins. A wall
of this hotel went down uucier the shock, falling 011 the house of Engine
company No. 2, on Bush street. The pil&of brick crashed through the
roof of the fire house and latally injured Chief Sullivan of the San Fran
cisco fire department.
With the exception of Mission Dolores' uot a church in the devastated
district was left standing. The theaters were all destroyed. The
Graud opera house and Columbia theater collapsed the remaining
places of amusement went down before th. flames. The large modern
buildings stood the shock of earthquake, but later were destroyed by
fire. In many instances their walls remained standing and had to be
Postoffice Building Destroyed.
San Francisco, May 5. Two blocks west of the mint stood the splen
did new postoffice building, finished about six months ago, and erected
at a cost of $2,000,000 for actual construction. It was one of the most
beautiful buildings in the United States, said to have been equalled in
architectural excellence only by the new Congressional Library at
Washington. It was destroyed.
Down in the older building sections were many old landmarks, but
they exist no longer. The Occidental hotel on Montgomery street, for
years the headquarters of army officers visiting San Francisco; the old
Lick House, built by the philanthropist, James Lick, the old Russ
House, also on Montgomery street; the Nevada National Bank block;
the Haywards building at California and Montgomery, a modern struct
ure of ten stories; then to the eastward the splendid example of the
severe Gothic style, the California National Bank; the First National
Bank, the First Canadian Bank of Commerce, the London & San Fran
cisco Bank, on California; the London, Paris & American Bank and the
Bank of British North America, on Sausome street; the large German-
American Savings Bank, also on California these are. a few of the
notable buildings destroyed in that district. The California hotel -and
theater on Bush street near Montgomery; the Grand opera house on
Mission street, where the Conried Grand Opera company bad just
opened for a series of three weeks of opera; the Orpheum, the Columbia,
the Alcazar, the Majestic, the Central, Fishers, were some of the play
houses to which pleasure-loving San Francisco were wont to flock.
Resumption of Business.
San Francisco, May 5. Mayor Schmitz has issued a proclamation
permitting the resumption of all business excepting the sale of liquor.
The proclamation also permits the erection of temporary one-story
buildings without the formality of securing permits.
The savings banks will open on Monday.
The general committee bus issued an appeal for aid for one thousand
medical men who have been left without offices.
Oakland, May 4. Geologists have made a most important discovery
in connection with the recent earthquake. A split in the Coast Range
Mountains has 'been discovered near Redwood City. One crevasse is
four miles long at the summit, while the western side of the range has
been found to have slipped several inches toward the ocean.
Loss at University- of California.
Oakland, May 3. The loss at the- University of California will
amount to $1,500,000, due to damages caused by the earthquake,
clocks stopped at exactly 5:13 o'clock
in order by June 1st coming.
be repaired, it is claimed. The
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BUILDING SITE BILL PASSED HOUSE
(SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE)
Honolulu, May 7, 4:30 p. m. The Hilo Federal Building Site
bill has passed the house.
Army supplies at Seattle were burned and the transport Sher
man and ship Daniel were injured.
The relief fund for San Francisco amounts to $4,500,000.
CROCKETT REFINERY RUNNING.
The Spreckels' refinery is not running.
The Crockett refinery is running night and day.
The Salinas refinery is destroyed.
Sugar is short in San Francisco.
Pacific Mail Resumes Old Order.
San Francisco, May 4. To H. Hackfeld & Co., Ltd., Agents Pacific.
Our terminal and railroad connections have suffered no injury what
ever from earthquake or fire. We are prepared to handle all passengers
and freight exactly the same as before. We will provide accommoda
tions for through passengers until the departure of overland trains.
The steamer China will sail on the 5th of May, with the usual pas
senger list and u complete cargo. (Signed) R. P. SCHWERIN, Vice
President and General Manager P. M. S. S. Co.
Harriman Offers Hundred Million Loan.
San Francisco, May 4. President Harriman has offered a loan of one
hundred millions of dollars to owners of real estate in this city if the
government fails to endorse the proposed bond issue.
Washington, May 5. The Congressional committee will today report
adversely the bill guaranteeing San Francisco's proposed $200,000,000
Organized Band of Looters.
Oakland, May 4. The marines have arrested 20 members of an or
ganized hand of looters.
Ten thousand union laborers are working in San Francisco and 1 1,000
more have registered.
Trouble With Molokans.
Honolulu, May 2. The Molokans on Kauai have practically quit
work. Only two or three of them were at work this week, according to
reports brought by today's steamer from the Garden Island, and the
rest are engaged in wrangling.
"I got the impression that they would rather talk than work," said
Acting Governor Atkinson, who returned today from a visit to Kauai
to see the Russians. "I had a number of interviews with them and I
must say that I am much impressed with the patience of Col. Spalding.
They cannot agree at all among themselves, and they distrust one an
other to the last limit. They have been changed from field to field
until it is useless to change them any more. The community settle
ment is out of the question and is abandoned, and we are now trying
what can be done with the Molokans as individual settlers on lands. As
a final result of my discussions I prepared u rough draft of an agree
ment under which they might be able to work with Spalding."
As far as their original agreements are concerned, it is stated, they
have "gone back on them" absolutely. They will be offered a new
agreement and if they kon't accept it are likely to be turned loose to
look after themselves.
San Francisco, April 29. All that remains of San Francisco is a
fringe of buildings along the docks, along the hilly south boundary and
the Western addition, The map of San Francisco looks today like the
picture of a fringe of hair around a bald head. The houses that are
left are wooden residences, comer grocery stores and the like on the
outskirts of the city.
The populace has fled from many of these, for they were shattered by
the earthquake and many of them ate unsafe.
Those houses that are intact and safe for occupancy are being turned
into temporary hospitals and the hundreds of patieuts that reach the
field hospital for first aid are sent to these houses.
Not one can understand what Market street looks like today; the men
who have seen it are dumb.
Every one of the great business blocked is a ruin. Some of them have
only a portion of the front wall standing; some are mere shells with
blackened spots above the windows that spouted fire last Wednesday.
The narrow cross streets are choked with debris, and in some places,
small fires are still blazing in the ruins.
San Francisco from Van Ness avenue to the bay is a skeleton. But the
city itself is no longer the problem, it is the'people who have been made
homeless. There are 300,000 refugees in and near San Francisco.
The Mint Was Saved.
San Francisco, April 21. Like a great monument in the midst of a
ruined city stands the United States mint today, the only building re
maining unhurt in the heart of what once was the business center of
On all sides are fallen walls and heaps of ashes, but in the vaults of
the great treasure house are gold coins and bars valued at $200,000,000,
safe within the solid walls of stone and steel.
The steamer Olympia, with Judge Geo. D. Gear aboard, arrived fiom
Honolulu at 6 a. in. Sunday, the steamer leaving again Monday at 5 p.
m., bound for Seattle. She carried ten first class passengers and. .ni
steerage, Japanese laborer of whom 82 were taken aboard at this' porf,
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