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17. S. WZATHER, EUREAU, APRIL 19. Last 24 hours' rainfall, trace
Temperature, Max. 78; Min. 70. Weather, fair.
5UGAP.-96 Degree Test Centrifugals, 3.42c; Per Ton, $68.40.
88 Analysis Beets, 8d 6d; Per Ton, $76.40.
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TRYING TO ESTABLISH . CABLE COMMUNICATION
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The long suspense has been broken, San Francisco and California are once more in touch with
the world. The story of the great disaster will come in its harrowing details. The news printed
this morning puts the stricken people within the reach of human sympathy.
At 11:30 last night the following service message was received in repeating this message to the Advertiser over the telephone. that, whatever the nature of the calamity that had befallen the Cali
As the message reached Honolulu at 11:30, it must have been fornia mainland, there were still men living in San Francisco who
not much later than nine o'clock. The message being several hours were trying to get into communication with the outside world
"Our San Francisco superintendent is new at the hut. They old when it reach d Mr. Gaines, as he says, it follows that the work It showed, moreover, that comrrmt; ,uu c t:-
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cf connecting up a battery had then been under way for several had been secured by the New York cable office. And that was much
hours- hcw much, the people cf Honolulu who have lived now through
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by Cable Superintendent Gaines from the superintendent in New
ars trying to get a battery connected up with the cable."
That meant that the long tension would soon be broken.
'That cablegram is doubtless several hours old," said Mr. Gaines,
disaster may !
have stricken i
What It Would Mean it the Earthquake That
Struck San Francisco Extended to
All Parts of the State.
Anzi3ty deepened in Honolulu yes- f The disaster will be continental, and
tsrday as the day wore on and no de
tails cf an "authitic characie were
receive;?, concerning tie disaster which
moro than continental. These are the
darkest possibilities. Honolulu, will
hope that this may not have happened.
Yet the failure to raise any point in
has undoubtedly left a large, part of j Califosnia by wire forbodes the worst.
.San Francisco in ruins, and which has j j j3 even possible that San Francisco
perhaps extended in its destructive j mav ?i0t iave been the center of the
force over a very much wider area. j disturbance that its initial point was
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Alexander & Baldwin
Get Brief Message
From New York.
A brief message, received at tha j somewhere in the interior, to the
cable efflce last night, from the cable southward or to the northward. Pos
o35.ee at Hongkong, said that the entire J sibly there h?.s been a seismic disturb
land system in California, meaning the J ance in the high Sierras, displacing the
land telegraphic system, had been par- vertebrae of the continent. It may be
alyzed. That would explain the failure j that the great interior valleys have
of New York to reach any point in ' suffered subsidence. In this dark
California by wire. And it would ex- time, all sorts of surmises are indulged,
plain the failure of Honolulu to receive . But, if all California has been
any authentic news. j stricken, as San Francisco has been
As was known here direct communi- and no more the possibilities for harm
cation by cable with the mainland had are most woful. The California lit
bes'i lest. If the land system of lines toral was one of the richest stretches
were also destroyed, there would be 0f country in the whole world. Lying
nothing left for the seekers after news for a thousand miles along the Pacific
on the mainland but to make their way j Coast of America, with a width rang-o--erland
to the stricken district by rail iug above one hundred miles, it has a
or auto or on horseback, as quickly as population of more than a million and
possible and carry back details of the a half, its coast and its vaileys teeming :
catastrophe. And that this was being with rich cities and filled with a happy
mt.. a,,-w HT-ri contented and rorosnerous people.
done, goes without saying, - - - -
The following messages were all that
were received at the cable office yes
terday up to the time that Superin
tendent Gainas heard at 11:30 that
San Francisco was trying to get the
cable open at that end:
HONGKONG, April 18. The latest
report received here is that the xnA
National City, San Eieguito, San Juan 'v?tfin, nifu a ,r.
Oapistrano, where the ruin's still stand By land system the Westera Union
of an old mission church once destroyed and Potal TeiegraFll liaes are sup-
by an earthquake.
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dill. Mutual .Savings,
SUILDINGS IN THE TRACK OF RUIN.
Still to the southward are the towns of containing the winter homes of many i suburbs, Coronado op a low lying pec
Santa Cruz and Monterey, and Salinas of the richest people in America, is ! insula between the bay and the sea,
and Castroville and Paso Eobles, and within easy reach by electric cars. It
San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara it probable that many of the leading
and Ventura. --u-Honaires cf America were in Pasa-
Then comes the magnificent city of dena at the time of the earthquake.
Los Angeles, with one hundred and -f.fmo- and Mrs. Carter are known
fty thousand people, a city of splen- to have been there, at the Raymond
did buildings, a city on the hills, smil- Hotel.
ing in the sunshine of the Southland, j Besides Pasadena, there are the
the hub of the tourist travel of the towns of San Bernardino, Orange,
western world, with from fifty to one Riverside, Tustin, Redondo, Santa
hundred thousand strangers within its Monica, Long Beach. Cucumonga, Santa
limits at all times. It is the center of Ana, Azuss, Fomona, Monrovia and a
a rich and fertile district, surrounded score of others, all busy, all thriving,
by thriving towns, and before Tuesday all containing the happy homes of pros-
had swift rail and telegraphic com- perous people. dustry although there is much oil pro-j Alexander & Baldwin's offices, 308
municatior. with the world. Pasadena, i Still to the southward is the city and .' duced likewise in the coast counties, Market street, have been destroyed
a town of twenty thousand people and bay of San Diego, with its surrounding' (Continued on Page 9.) . No advices.
To the southward still from San
Francisco, but in the fertile valley of .
the San Joaquin, the land of grain and! m, . . ,
' ... Tnc following, from the New York
raisins, are the. cities of Stockton, I
Merced, Modesto, Visalia, Fresno, Ba-: office of Alexander & Ealdwin, was
kersfiald, Tulare, Hanford. Here, also, glven out for publication as soon as It
aro tho great cattle ranches of the
state, the wie sweeping acres of the , was reccived Honolulu:
ranges of Miller & Lux, and the center! NEW YORK, April 18, 9:30 P. M.
of the vast petroleum producing in-' To Alexander & Baldwin, Honolulu:
imrincr in thp fair land that was theirs
rr Vh news at J"J"'& -
can newspaper Saa Francisco, its chief town and!
any cost in money or time. , eaport, had a population estimated to
But, if the whole California littoral be close upon nalf a million. In the ' Q
ha- be stricken even measurably, as towns about the bay of San Francisco
Sir TnrVco known to have been, and having their immediate business . 0
' , a interests centered there, are three hun-j
the disaster will take rank as one of morg peQple gan Jose ,
the most appalling of modern times. fifty .. sQuth and just teyond theij
The loss cf life may run up to figures head of the bay at Alviso, contains,
that wij1 stagger the world Tlie loss forty thousand, people, ana is tne cen
n "property wn be beyond calculation, tcr of the prune industry of the state.
ADMIRAL M'CALLA WOULD
GET NEWS TO THE WORLD
"If there were any possible way to would come at the first possible oppor-
.get word out to the world from San .Admiral McCal3a has proved his
'jfranciscc, Admiral McCalla, Com- executive ability. At Peking, during
raandant at the Mare Island Navy the tirnQ that the Chinese capital was
Yard, would get it oat. ai auyuue m " -
the world could do it, he could."
hordes cf Boxers, he was enabled to
Hevicf, means to sst into conimunica-
F.ead Admiral Lyon spoke as above advanciag re!ief colanm
at a lat-e hour last night. He had re- from Tientsin. If it were possible to
4.,- frnm th get out word from San Francisco he
reived no answer at that time from tne s
"eivea LO would organize pony express it neces-
message tent by him to the Navy De- gaj.y to get s despatches across the
partment, but was assured that word country affected by the disturbance."
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'WTISN THE WATER CAME UP TO MONTGOMERY STREET.' SAN FRANCISCO IN 1849.
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