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THl WEttKtV HILO TMBtftfti, fcitd, -W,WAI, TUESDAY,
Ijc gHltf vibttne
MAY 8, 1906
MOM SCENE OF EARTHQUAKE.
nnteitd nt the Postoffice at Hllo', Ha
wall, A9 second-clots matter
v runusiiRi) itVEiiv tuksdav.
J. Wherlock Marsh - Editor
D. W. Marsh nuslness Manager.
ESCAPE FKO.H PALACE HOTEL.
TiiK objection to the rule requit
ing registration nt the polls is miule
and persisted iit by the democratic
club. The rule is adopted to pre
vent fraud and is enforced in the
manner prescribed by law. Why
should the democratic party want
the bars to illegal voting let down?
Tim Hilo Boarding School is to
be complimented upon the high
character of the play of "Robin
Hood" which it gave the past week.
It is also to be congratulated upon
the success of the undertaking.
The cause is a most worthy one,
and it is to be hoped the indebted
ness on the new building may be
materially reduced if not entirely
wiped out by the proceeds of the
A crying want of long duration
has been met by the Board of Super
visors, in the active steps that body
has taken for the immediate open,
ing of Bridge street. The section
between Church and King streets
is to be vacated for street purposes
as soon as it can be done, and the
Board's committee is hard at work
upon the plan of carrying through
the extension to Volcano street.
This is action that the public will
heartly approve; and may the actual
opening and construction of the
street be not delayed. And so the
work of improving the city goes
Tim news of the disaster that be
fel San Francisco on the morning
of April 18, brought by the pas
sengers of the wrecked city, by letter
and coast paper, indicates the des
truction and horror of the event to
have been all our despatches indi
cated and more. The scene down
town in the first instance was one
that all unite in characterizing as
indescribable in its terrifying effects,
followed by the work of the fire
fiend who held full away and com
pleted the work of destruction, the
whole making a catastrophe that
the pagesof history contain few com
parable. These advices, of ten days
after the disaster, place the dead at
700, the wounded at 1000, the area
burned at fifteen square miles, and
the property lost at 750 millions
As to the proposed change in
the street line on Front street, the
Superintendent of Public Works
witholds his approval, on the
grounds that the proposed new
street line is temporary. A better
reason for objection is to be found
in the fact that the difficulty on
Front street lies not with the street
Hue but with the buildings along
the street. The street as laid out
is eighty feet wide with an even
curve at as wide an angle ns poss
ibel. The change proposed would
make an unsighly kink in the street
line, that in view of a future beauti
fied and improved city, it would be
inadvisable to make. It would be
belter to proceed as soon as possible
to have the street widened, as pro
posed, on the lines already laid out.
This 'would require the purchase or
condemnation of some property, a
considerable part of which has al.
ready been offered for the purpose
at reasonable figures. It is doubt
ful if much longer time would be
required to open the street perman
ently and properly now, and there
is nothing to gain by establishing
this line where it will not be wanted
in the future.
Mrs. I). W. Marsh received the follow,
lug account of the disaster at San Jose,
written by a younger sister while the
earthquake was still doing Its terrible
work of destruction:
San Jpc-e, Cal., April 18, 1906.
"The most terrible disaster of Call
fornlan history came over the town while
people were wrapped in sleep. It wa9
between five and half past. Oh, what
could it bet I wfts waked so violently
that for an Instant I knew nothing.
However, I soon realized that it was a
terrible earthquake. (More terrible than
that of '68.) A thousand bitter and awful
thoughts passed through tuy head. I
thought of Vesuvius and of the hundreds
of people swallowed up by the hungry
earth. I was sq terrified that I was un
able to stir in my rocking bed. I was
rocked oh so violently and I hugged my
bed pretty close. Crash I Crash I a roar
and oh, Laura, thi9 minute. Yes,
this minute there was a shock. Obi Ohl
I'm so scared I can't write. My hand
shakes so. It is over now, but as I stop
and hold tuy hand above this paper, it
trembles so. I can't stop it. No I can't.
"That present little shock Interrupted
me. i suaii go 011. wen, wune 1 nuggcu
t.iy bed, there was a crash, a grumble and
a roarl 1 t Houses and office buildings
nil over town were evidently caving In.
(The town is about two miles distant from
which these sounds came.) The first
Impulse of Marguerite was to run down
the shaky and quaking stairs to the door
and fly, but when she got to the sitting
room door she stopped. Oh, that slghtl
The great angry earth was heaving and
sighing and rolling, reminding one of a
snake. The tr another shock, but
not quite so bad as the former. The trees
humped up and dowu and looked as jf
some one had a hold of them and was
viciously yanking them about. Oh, It
was a terrible sightl The big balsam
shook as it never shook before, whirling
and tossing its great arms about.
"Everything is calm now. My hands
stop trembling and I write with renewed
vigor. All this which I have told you
about lasted about a min another
shock! They have been quite frequent
since that awful one. The horror of that
makes each little shock fill me with re
newed terror. ute, but it takes a long
time to tell about a minute sometimes.
It doesn't take long to swallow millions
"Laura, the dear little town of your
birth is In ruin. Yes in rulnl It is terrible
but something that none of us could pre
vent. After exploring oUr own dear old
home, it was discovered that there was
no more damage than a broken chimney
filling Mama's room with bricks, a brpken
bureau, some yases, and the store room
covered with milk and cream. Of course
the furniture was tipped over or twisted
around, but that was all. And mighty
thankful we arei and ought to be! After
breakfast we went to town to see what
damage had been done. There Isn't .a
chimney in town still standing. The
first dreadful sight that met our eyes was
the condition of the old Grant School.
It is completely ruined. It's foundation
was drawn out by the earthquake, and
the schoo squatted on the ground. The
walls slant in every direction, the win
dows are broken, the pillars on the
ground. No more school for this term.
And to think I was to graduate this June,
but then I needn't grumble,, and I don't
for I am very thankful that the accident
occured when it did. If it happened but
four hours later there wouldn't have been
a child under eighteen years of age. The
High School is flat on the ground. The
Normal is damaged veryslighly compared
with the ruined High School. There
isn't a building In town, but that isn't
damaged some. In the business parts the
buildings are all ruined. Hobson's store
is flat 011 the ground. Fountain alley Is
blocked. St. Patrick's Church, the First
Presbyterian Church, several other
churches, the Parish House, the new Hall
of Justice, the Porter Packing House, the
San Frnuclsco's Suburbs.
Oakland. Cal.. Anril 28. Detail-
Wreck nud lluta In San FrnnchcQ ,ed reports from outside towns show
may 8i9o6, . . ":f$mm
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No Serious Loss.
The following cable was received April
.yuh by C. J. Falk, local Cashier for The
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance of Cali
fornia. "Company position splendid, no
This Is to correct the erroneous version
in the Advertiser of May t,
Klnuu Departures, May 7tli.
C. Hoy, J. Stewart, Wong How, Miss
L. Aku, Mrs. R. Adu and child, Master
J. Aku, P. Kay, Dr. II. Davis, Sam Wong,
Ceo. Kentwell, Miss Macadam, S. K.
Pirn, J. K. Dillon, K. II. Insley, Mrs.
(Jill, Mrs, J. Montsarrat, Mr. and Mrs,
C, C. Kennedy,
The following extracts are tn'de
from a letter written by Edyth
Tozier Weatherrcd, who was a
guest in the Palace hotel at the
time of the earthquake. The letter
was published in the Salem, Or.,
"None on the outside can realize
the conditions here. All have had
their dreadful experience. When
I look back on my dreadful experi
ence and tragic fright at the
Palace I seem paralyzed. I was
suddenly aroused from a sound
sleep to find myself being buried
beneath plaster. The building was
creaking and groaning, the furni
ture moving and the clctric lights
flashing. There were screams of
people and hundreds it seemed
tramping through the halls. I
ran for my door, but it would not
open. My arms were almost para
lyzed from being struck with falling
plaster. My head was hard hit
and I was bewildered there alone
at that awful time. God alone
knows how I suffered, being im
prisoned and I thought the hotel on
fire. There screaming for help and
prayiug that I might die before the
building collapsed, a woman from
the hall helped me to get my door
open. I will never know her name.
I hope to find out. With a mass
of humanity I got down five flights
of stairs over plaster and glass Do
not know how or wheie I gotapair of
slippers. The hotel was crowded
and it was a pitiful sight to see
several hundreds huddled together
not daring to go outside and fear
ing to remain in the building.
Under the circumstances, I do not
see how the people kept their heads
as well as they did.
"It was a fearful task for me to
find my way from the ferrytljp
here about three miles. For dozens
of blocks one cannot tell where the
streets once were. Oh, t,he sight is
one of desolation. Thousands are
camping on the burned-over dis
trict with all imaginable things
for a house. In some places long
lines of people were in -wtti.ihfoF
their portion of provisions. The
young and old, the rich and the
poor black and white, no dis'tinctipn
in color or race; sorrow, fear, hojie,
pity, auxiety, pictured ou the coun
tenances of all. Women wearing
diamonds arc in line with those
who were paupers even before this
awful calamity befell the city.
"The newspapers cannot describe
the horror of it all It is impossible
to write things as they were or are
"Believe all you hear about this
catastrophe and multiply it by
three, and then you will not get it
that Santa Rosa suffered the most
serious damage. Fifty persons were
killed in the earthquake of the 18th
instant and the city ruined. The
loss to property amounts to several
millions of dollars.
San Jose was also badly wrecked
by the temblor and many promi
nent buildings were destroyed In
San Jose there were twenty -five
persons killed. Agucw's Insane
Asylum was ruined. Ninety-five
patients were killed in the destruc
tion of the building.
At Santa Clara most of the busi
ness buildings were destroyed by
The loss to Stanford University
amounts to nearly four millions of
dollars. There were two killed at
Stanford. The great memorial
church, the gymnasium and the
library were ruined. Other build
ings were damaged.
At Salinas the loss to property
amounted to $1,000,000.
Many country residences at Bur-
lingame, the sporting ground of:
San Francisco society people, coll
apsed. The cities of Oakland, Berkeley
and Almeda suffered comparatively
little loss. Five persons were kill
ed. In Oakland, walls and chim
neys were prostrated and plate
glass windows were broken.
The Point Arena lighthouse was
toppled into the sea. Consider
able damage was done at Monterey
and Del Monte. There Was no
damage at Fresno, Los Angeles,
Santa Barbara or San Diego.
The main fortifications of San
Francisco are intact. The brick
fort, barracks and storehouses were
There have been thirty-two slight
shocks since the first earthquake of
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of the Hotel Veudouie, are completely
ruined, or of no use whatever. Of course
other buildings were severely damaged.
The most important are the Post Office,
the Hall of Records and the Court House.
There might be others, but these arc the
ones I saw ;,nyself. First, Second and
Third streets are blocked up, not entirely
so of course. Many soldiers in uniform
with their gun '" their hands keep the
throngs of terrified people off the side
walks and away from danger.
"1'ire engines are all over town putting
out the numerous fires that were started
by the errthquake. I could sec the flames
easily from our barn.
"San Jose is In ruins, but as for lives, I
know of only a few lost.
'The buildings at Agnew'a are all caved
in and are in ruins, Many crazy people
escaped and it Is unsafe to be down that
way among them. Hut oh, for the ones
that didn't escapeIt is terriblel Humor
has six hundred of them killed.
"We have heard no reports from San
Francisco, but that the Call building is
down. A man paid $150 for an auto to
' bring him from S. F. to S. J. That Is all
j the way we can get news. No paper this
I morning not a whistle blew."
I Did you know you can purchase an
1 Improved Victor. Talking Machine from
15. H, Moses on small monthly install
ments. Step iu and hear some of the
j latest muilc,
A Haby Uncn Proposed.
Horsemen are beginning to con
sider the prospects of Hilo Fourth
of July races, and the program as
arranged by the Hilo Jockey Club
uas attracted considerable atten
Domingo Ferreira says that he
An application to settle the boundaries
of a portion of the land called Kahua
and, being Section 3, of L. C. A. 5663, to
Kahonu, in'the District of South Hilo,
County of Hawaii, Territory of Hawaii,
U. S. A., having been filed with the Com
missioner of Boundaries for the County
of Hawaii, by A. It. Loebensteln, as at
torney for the Pepeekeo Sugar Company,
the owners of said land;
Notice is hereby given to the owners of
said land, and also to the owners of the
adjoining lands, viz:
The Commissioner of Public Lands of
the Territory of Hawaii, for the land of
The owners of the land in Royal
Patent 1158, to J. Pelham, and its sub
divisions to Nawahinc, Ileum, and KaA
nana; that said application and the testi
mony offered will be heard at the Office
oftlie Boundary Commissioner, in Hllo,
Hawaii, on Thursday, the 31st day of
May, A. I). 1906, at 9 a. til.
F. S. LYMAN,
Commissioner of Boundaries.
Hilo, Hawaii, May t, 1906. 37-3
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like to put into a race if an event
for two-year olds were put on the
There must be quite a crop of
two-year-olds in' the islands at pre
sent and a baby race should prove
attractive and produce some good
entries. There are said to be two
or three smart youngsters around
about Hilo and Louis Warren is
reported to have one which he
would enter if a race were on the
To Improre Federal Property
The bill providing for the setting aside
of the remainder of Block C, Hllo, for
federal purposes, which was reported on
favorably by the House Committee ou
Public Lands, provides as follows!'
"That the superintendent of public works
the Territory of Hawaii Is hereby au
thorixed and directed to sell or otherwise
dispose of whatever buildings are now lo
cated ou the above described reservation,
iu such manner as be may find most
advantgeous, such sale and removal to be
made as rapidly as the existing leases on
said ground expire, and the proceeds
thereof to be applied by the supriufeud.
entof public works to the parking unit
general improvement of said federal
Unquestionably the Suit
Chance of the Year
Iu the Circuit Court of the Fourth Circuit,
Territory of Hawaii.
In Pkouatk at chambkhh.
In the matter of the Estate of ANTONfi
Dlt RF.GO, deceased.
ORDER OF NOTICE OF PETITION
FOR ALLOWANCE OF FINAL
ACCOUNTS AND DISCHARGE IN
Ou reading and filing the petition and
accounts of Joaqufn Carvalho, Adminis
trator of the Estate of Antone de Rego,
deceased, wherein he asks to be allowed
$309.16 and he charges himself with
$4to, and asks that the same may be ex
amined and approved, and that a final
order may be made of distribution of the
property remaining In his bunds to the
persons thereto entitled, and discharging
hintnnd his sureties from all further
icspouslbility as such Administrator.
IT IS ORDERED, that Tuesday, the
32nd day of May, A. D. 1906, at ten
o'clock a. m., before the Judge of said
court at the court room of the said court
at South Hilo, Island of Hawaii, be and
j the same hereby is appointed as the time
auu place lor Hearing saia petition ana
accounts, and that all persons interested
may then and there appear und show
cause, if any they have, why the same
should not be granted, and may present
evidence as to who are entitled to the
said property. And that notice of this
order, in the English language, be pub
lished iu the Hilo Tribune newspaper,
printed and published in Hllo, for four
successive weeks, the last publication to
be not less than two weeks previous to
the time therein appointed for said
Dated at Hilo this nth day of April,
CHARLES F. PARSONS,
A, S. LKllARON GURNEY,
Clerk of the PourthtCircult Court.
We have made
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If you have a tittle ready money and wish
to make a big saving you will do well to
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We are offering a select assortment of
English nnd American Suitings culled
from the best shown by a direct importer,
In quiet dressy patterns In fashionable
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Blue and Black Sorgings
reduced In proportion
The whole of our stock is of this
season's goods and we are therefore not
offering shop worn material.
Phone us (our number is 150A) statiug
what shade you prefer and samples will
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FIRST BAM OF HILO
Incorporated Under the Laws of th
Territory of Hawaii.
PEACOCK BLOCK, HILO.
May 1, 1906
Fumlshod Rooms Tor Kent.
Large, nicely furnished rooms opening
on two verandas for rent very reasonable,
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