HAWAIIAN STAR, SATURDAY,
APRIIi 21, 1908.
Slfcie Hawaiian Stair,
J&f , DAILY AND SEMI-WEEKLY.
Bablished every afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian Star
V Newspaper Association, Limited.
! SUBSCRIPTION RATES.
jStocal, per annum $ 8.oo
Entered nt Post Olllco at Honolulu,
FRANK i. HOOGS...'.
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TTrom the' very ilr'st moment Unit
direct communication with' San Fran,
cisco was opened up this morning,
messages of hope began coming. Tho
first ono was that tho flro, which has
destroyed mord titan itho earthquake,
was believed to bo completely out
almost certainly under complqto con
trol. Another early message was that no
ono went hungry In San Francisco last
night; that tll'oro was no troublo with
either tho quantity or distribution ot
This was 'o'm'iortinp nows to tho
scores of people hero who havo friends
and relatives there, for whom last night
they worried as they thought of them
homeless, and perhaps hungry, exposed
to tho chill 'of , 'San' Francisco winds
and fogs In the rrddst of heart rending
Hany hearts were mado glad and
minds relieved during th6 morning as
ono after another, messages camo nn
bouncing this fairUJy safe, or that
brother or sister, wife father, or moth
er, all right, i Tire" ciiblo' In 'such in-'
stances was certainly a cause for ro-
JOl0lne- .. ..1 ........
Business House.-,, early began receiv
ing messages nbbllt"tlielr-Sun Fran
cisco connections.' 'Thes'o'Voro usually
Tague at first or 1 ttle definite or in
detail though each, as a rulo added n
ray of light to tho acumnnjlntlng mass
of information, i i .
Ono of the most slghillcant things
about tho messages received, was that
with scarcely aii.oxppptlon there was
no despondency in their tone. While
thero wero no grandiloquent expres
sions of determination to conquer fate.
A Thoughtful Service
Tho offer of';WIJlh(rti' A. Bryan Ho be
the bearer of messages or money, from
people hero, to friends ami' relatives in
San Francisco, Is a most thoughtful
and kindly one. Mr. Bryan goes on a
mission, originally pjunnedi.as :l most
happy and joyous Ono that' has hoAv
become tinged with the sadness and
grief of uncertainty' 'and" suspense. Jt
haa been planppfl for. ninths. ,Ho was
to meet his father and mother and oth
er members of th'efa,njlly in San Fran
cisco that they might all hp together to
celebrate tho Golden 'WtiuMIng anniver
sary of his parents.: 'According to tho
family plans his 'fa'tlle'r 'and mother
and others of the family wero In the
Btrlcken city at the Umo of tho disas
ter. Their fate, who knows?
But in his own so'rrow'Mr. Bryan has
not forgotten thati there -aro other sor
rowing hearts. Stores of people -hero
tn Honolulu avid -In Hawaii, have re
latives in San Francisco. Tho anxiety
As San Francisco Saw Others
Tho Chronicle oi April- fourteen four
days before tho earthquake, published
tho following editorial regarding the
eruption of Mount Vesuvius, thou tho
seismic disturbance most prominently
In tho public mind. It acqulris an
additional Interest In tho light of tho
iiamlng disaster which has now des
troyed San Francisco:
"Tho latest eruption ot Mount Vesu
tIus has produced results similar to
thoso which accompanied- tho sudden
outburst of Mount Peleo on tho Isl
and of Martinique) only on -a much
vaster scale. Populous'towns'Und vil
lages clustering around tho' base of
tho famous volcano havo been depopu
lated and destroyod. Many1 of them
havo been burled in the ashes' which
havo been emitted for days from tho
throat of tho crater.! -And streams of
lava havo poured doWitthe niountaliV's1
flanks on all sides, foWylng vineyards
and orchards In , thojr -destructive
course. ,' ,
"'Tho latest oruptlon of JVesuvIu? has
been equaled In tho recorded history
of tho mountain only , by that which
burled Pompeii and Herculaneum. In
deed, it is assorted that tys effects, save
In tho loss of human . J I to, have been
more disastrous than.tlie cruptibn of A.
Tho sales of tho Advertiser' Sudden
ly ceased early yosterday morning,
whon Tho Star appeared wMtPan'' extra
giving lats; news. ( . t , . ,., .
Hawaii, its second class mull matter.
APRIL 20, 1906
or anything of that kind, there was
the tone ot inn who actually are over
coming fato but saying nothing about
It, becuuso tiot thinking anything about
It, but only doing tho thing nearest
needing to bo done.
Messages to business houses simply
told of tho destruction of olllces In San
Francisco, so that it would bo under
stood that now quarters must bo se
cured, not that buslnoss would bo
abandoned. Othor messages gave In
formation upon which future action
hero might bo predicated. Vessels to
lea-o here for the coast aro to bo pro
visioned for tho roturn. This means that
traillc Is to continue. Business Is not to
come to a standstill. And It will con
tinue to be transacted In San Fran
cisco. It is clear that order is being rapid
ly brought out of chaos. With 300,000
homeless, none wont hungry. There
Is a whole volume of eloquent trlbuto
In this to herculean and heroic effort
and systematic administration. Un
doubtedly within a very short time,
probably, so far as the routine and
system of the city's life Is concerned,
It will bo back again at the normal.
Tho Examiner and doubtless the oth
er papers have resumed publication.
No doilbt also there Is not a business
enterprise of any size which lias not
already begun plans for resuming busi
ness. Disorder, 'inconvenience, strug
gle, long continued effort, aro present
but such conditions breed heroes where
the material Is thero.
San Francisco Is rising to tho situa
tion os other communities are. The
disaster is great. The aid needed Is
gllreat. Help Is on tho way. San Fran
rlsco will rise again.
of each Is to get help to their loved
ones, if living; to know their fate If tho
worst has befallen. How to reach them
is tho difficulty. Scattered and desti
tute In San Francisco, the city destroy
ed,' addresses and street numbers have
lost all being and 'purpose. No doubt
the, post office will be as efficient as it
,1s. humanly possible for It to be, yet It
may fail to reach the living, and
through It. tho 4ead can send no tld
Ws of themselves. Every additional
agency that may bring either the word
or the means of comfort to the dis
tressed thero, Is to be welcomed. Abovo
all Mr. Bryan with his Intimate local
knowledge, and his thoughtfulness,
may bo able to send here. If nothing
more, the mournful comfort of certain
ty, in cases, if any there be, where fato
has? overtaken loved ones a certainty
that otherwise might nover come, or
como only after long suspense.
Mr. Bryan's offer of servico Js a most
D. 79, which destroyed those two cities.
Tho mortality in tho present catas
tropho Is, In fact, much less than that
of 1631, when 18,000 persons are report
ed to hace lost their lives. But tho
destruction of property is held to be
greater than that' which followed any
previous eruption, becauso the lava
streams and tho showers ot ashes
havo spread over a larger area. It
Is estimated that the propeity loss will
reach at least $20,000,000.
''It may provo later, however, that
tho proscnt estimate of actual damage
Is' excessive, as was tho caso In Mar
tinique and In Central America. Vine
yards and orchards In the West Indian
Island wero supposed to havo been
completely destroyed by the ashes
which buried them. And the coffee
plantations in Guatemala on another
occasion wero at first reported to havo
suffered a similar fato. Subsequently
It proved that many properties In
both countries survived and that tho
ivolcanls ashes which descended on
them fertilized tho soil and were, there
fore a genuine benefit. Perhaps It
will turn out' later that the 3amo results
bave been obtained along the flanks of
Vesuvius whero tho ground has boon
covered by ashes only."
Tho authorized announcement that
Kuhlo wants another term in Congress
ought to clear tho political atmosphoro
to a considerable extent.
A 4 A A A
IN 10 CENTS PACKAGES OF
ARE THE BEST.
Hollister Drug Co.
Beginning November 15. 1905, owing
to a change In the price of certain
sizes of crushed rock, prices will be as
No. 1 )1.G5 per cubic yard.
No. 211.80 ffcr cubic yard. '
No. 3 $2.05 per cubic yard.
No. 4 $1.S0 per cubic yard.
We wish to call attention to the fact
that No .4 has been reduced to prac
tically tho price of white sand, making
It available for all kinds of concrete
work for which It Is far superior to
any other sand.
LORD & BELSER
Steam and Blacksmith
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
Special Attention Olven To
ALSO, WHITE AND BLACK SAND.
AND OTHER PIANOS.
THAYER PIANO CO.
156 AND 158 HOTEL STREET.
Opposite Young Hotel.
Pay Rent to
W. Matlock Campbell
ARCHITECT AND CONTRACTOR. '
Will build you a .home In any part of
the city on easy payments.
TELEPHONE WHITE 951.
What earthquake and lire havo left
of San Francisco the Advertiser seems
determined to destroy.
For one thing the plan for beautify
ing San Francisco prepared by D. H.
Uurnham, can bo carried out now with
out some of tho obstacles which it
would have had to overcomo a week
Shortly after 11 o'clock Messrs. II.
Hackfeld & Co. received a wire Trom
their houso in Bremen, but it was so
full of harrowing detail, coupled with
the fact ot Its having been transmitted
via Manila from tho European city, It
impelled tho public toward tho opinion
that It was tampered with In tho Phil
ippine capital. Advertiser.
Such a suggestion could apparently
only occur to a frenzied or panic
stricken mind. Tho messago was a
commercial messago which passed
through no hands but those of the ca
ble companies and their employes. The
number of words must bo checked from
ono company toK another. That It could
havo been tampered with Is Inconceiv
able to thu sane mind.
THINKS SAN FRANCISCO IS DONE
FOR FOR A LONG TIME NOT
PESSIMISTIC BUT SAD.
EDITOR STAR "Incidentally." there
aro very few, whp can find any com
fort, "any bowels of consolation," In
looking forward 'to California's futuro;
for, In a way San Francisco was Cali
fornia, and now, tho eager prey of (Ire
and of sea.
Whllo wo aro never a pessimist, wo
now face a foot, nn issue. And, poor
san Francisco's dark day is como in
deed, and on that city, never more, will
tho former prosperity bo written, nev
er In the day or generation, oven, of
our children. Tho wholo world stops
its wheels, so to speak, to mourn with
those (own) dear ones, who mourn, In
their uttor loss, their terrible distress,
their marred and wounded, aged, and
slok onos their babies nnd little chil
dren; and, may the God of tender pity
- A A A A A 4 A A A A A A fr A
From 2 to 6 P. M.
DON'T MISS IT.
BEAVER LUNCH 1100M
H. J. NOLTE, PROPER.
First-Class Lunches served with tea.
eoffee, soda water, ginger alo or milk
Fine Copper Plate and
Steel Dio Work Is a Special
ty with Us.
. F. WIGHMAN
&i CO., LTD
Honolulu Iron Works.
STEAM ENGINES, SUGAR MILLS,
BOILERS, COOLERS, IRON, BRASS
AND Z,LAD C.-ST "-S.
Machinery of Every Description Made
to Order. Particular attention paid to
Ship's Blacksmlthlng. Job Work Ex
ecuted on Short Notice.
Telephone Main 101
P. O. Box 683.
Htoolc i'i c I Bond
Members of Honolulu Stock and Bond
Few chares of following stocks for
sale: Pioneer Mill Co., Oahu Sugar
Co., Ewa Plantation Co., Hawaiian
Sugar Co.; Walalu' Agricultural Co.,
Ofllce, Campbell Block.. ..Merchant St.
Honolulu, T. H.
help them. Wo cannot even compass
ftho soro an1 bitter straits, Into which
our neignDar navo tunen; tno numan
mind can neither solve, weigh nor
measure, tho heights nnd depths of Cal
ifornia's distress' and woe woo. Ah,
nol But, for us her&, in. our quiet and
prosperity, 16t"us look to it that we
thank God, that we "forget" not tho
Giver tho Creator of nil, and In whoso
hands aro tho 'Issues of life nnd "death.
Wo havo doors on a'U bides of our
houses of Hawaii, ,and Jiro not depend
ent on tho oriq,dq9r,ot California. Did
we never sail, apother ship to her
ports, wo could ,stlil, prosper. And wo
aro enough rlqji. tft.jqrfiqt, for a season
at least, our own ,land, and send our
sympathy (tad 9ur. frelp to the stricken
and the helpless- lnjtlieir sore and most
bitter needl Lot us pray to tho Fath
er of all morclea-to open. a multltudo of
doors for thorn; food' their hungry,
clothe. their naked euro for tho slclc.
.A'NNFE M' PRESCOTT.
P. S.-Wo are'iuJt, b'q' It said, depend
ent upon any io'noIor; any journal, for
our Ideas. How6ver, "Incidentally," wo
aro not exnetly WJ' rappent with tho,
optimistic vlewjs pt. t'he dear Bulletin
(?) with rpgan( tp'that bright future,
ot tho unfortunate Bay ,CUy.
BANQUET CALLED OFF.
Tho Elks' banquot, which was to
havo 'taken plac' thla' ' ovohlng, has
been called, off, oWlng'to'Uio San Fran
cisco dlsastor. 1 -
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You Save Honey
When You Buy Armorite!
If vou do not buv and anDlv paint
buildings deteriorate and you lose
The reason that ARMORITE READY MIXED PAINT Is preferred to any
other Is because It Is
MADE on HONOR and GUARANTEED to contain only the best and
Absolutely Pure Linseed Oil, Lead, Zinc and Pigments.
It Is made for this climate. pBmBflMWaMHy... V
Send for sample card of colors,
FORT AND MERCHANT STREETS
We Buy Right
2331 Customers supplied during
March will prove this. We ask
2331 New Customers to prove that
We Buy Right-We Sell Right
E.W.Jordan & Co.,
M. PHILLIPS & CO.,
Wholesale Impo era
And Jobbers of
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN DRY GOODS
Corner of Vort .-uiri Queev Sti.
W. G. Irwin & Go.
AGENTS FOR THE
Royal Insurance Co., of Liverpool, Eng.
Alliance Assurance Co., of London, Eng.
Scottish Union & National In. Co., ot
Fire Association of Philadelphia.
Alliance Insurance Corporation Ltd.
Wllhelma of Magdeburg General Ins.
Napa & Sonoma Wine Co.'s
First Medal Wherever Exhibited
Lewis & Co., Ltd
169 King Street.
To spend money on clothes of
unproven merit is to squander
Consists In getting tho best at right prices such garments an
Correct Clothes for Men
MADE IN NEW YORK
Alfred Benjamin &Co.,j&k
These Correct Clothes for flen, flade in New York
are equal to the to-order-tailored garments in every
thing but the price. We have proven this to more '
than a thousand men let us prove it to you .',
t j (
,:' .'. ' Corner Fort and
'L '' TELEPHONE MAIN 25. . j..; .'.i.-j ;
when your buildings need It your -
more from this than you save by not
- We Sell Right
Special Sale !
KOA AND EBONY.
Reduced prices on all kinds of fur
alture. FONGr INN CO.V
- -. 1152 Nuuanu Street.
P. O. Box 999.
rlepkones Residence, White 861; Of
fice, Main 398.
GOMES' EXPRESS CO
Curnlture 1 vel with. Care to all
Parts of the City.
' OFFICE tl6 FORT STREET.
ax Queen, opi. Hackfeld Building.
A Columbia Graphophono la given
Dag - 7. '
SOLE AGENTS .
Rellablo clothes qallty is not
mado by glowing advertise
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