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TJ. S. WEATHER BUREAU, APRIL 20 Last 24 hours' rainfall, .08.
Temperature, Max. 74; Mia. 67. Weather, showery.
iUGAR 96 Degree Test Centrifugals, 3.42c; Per Ton, $68.40.
88 Analysis Beets, 8s 6d; Per Ton, $76.40.
ESTABLISHED JULY 1856
VOL. XLIII., NO. 7395-
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, SATURDAY, APRIL 21. 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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(Washington Special to the Pacific Commccial Advertiser.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, via Manila, April 21, (1:30 a. m.)-San Francisco
is still burning fiercely, but there is some hope of getting water to fight
the fire before night.
elief trains with supplies are rushing across the continent.
The entire town is undoubtedly doomed.
ERNEST G WALKER.
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(Associated Press Cablegram to the Pacific Commercial Advertiser.)
SAN FBANCISCO, via New York and Manila, April 21, 3:35 a. in.
The city of San Francisco has been destroyed by an earthquake, follow
ed by fire. . ,
There are five hundred dead and thousands injured.
Three hundred thousand people are homeless, and the property loss
" foot up $250000,000. l!ood. ana water are scarce in tae cic.
There has been daniage and loss of life in other cities near by.
CABLED STORY j
U 1 I H iSf H a. 11.11 II nu&
Told Briefly in "Service" Messages
Sent by Brave Men in the " fclui"
on the Beach at San Francisco.
With the opening of the cable to San Francisco yesterday morn
v In? came the service messages of , the able company, which were
Vpiven out by the cable people and printea m ncc
of the Advertiser as fast as tney came ana luimaicu u
These, in the order that they came, follow:
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 (n a. m.) The earthquake
was the worst in the history of the State and many build
. . j Tjtiiir fres started m a dozen
4 mgs were tnrown quwh. .mmi..- . - , ,
! different places. The breaking of water mams precluded the
I PossibilityPof assistance in this respect and the fire -spread ute
a prairie fire with no way of stopping it Both sides of Market
street from the Ferry to Twelfth street and from Van Ness avenue
to the bay were Sn flames and the destruction of bu ldings was al
most complete. At Van Ness avenue .if seemed to be blocked
! The holocaust enveloped all of the business section and about a
I e . " "v.. -;a rt;nr, of the citv. Tust now i p. m.
v.: : mt. nnrler control, but many of the churches are
destroyed and mo of us have lost everything Whereto other
uwiuycu .r.T- AxmamiteA to Pet them out
means were avanaoie Dunumga vw j .
S Se way and create space to prevent, it possible, further spread
of the flakes In scions the fire is burning fiercely. We are five
miles frx own and a team is an impossibility Estimates of
Tot ' are wild but conservate men estimate it at $150,000,000
I Jos, are wi d but the fire reach s
t tnti ttriet Presidio as near as we can tell, is unaffected.
1 Hayfs VaHey is afire west to Octavia street and all property west
l of Van Ness avenue is safe. up to this moment Between Van Ness
s 2ven and Market street nothing remains but the charred rums
avenue ana . . . . nfflre was dvnamited and we
rf? AftrSe ta- Oni " the risin, water but one
1 i. .r, p u,,;i,3incr vvp are rreoarinr
nnpratcr at a time is auoweu m.uit , 1
shelter tents We have food sufficient to last several Says.
Th Mace, St. Francis, Flood Building and Emporium are
destroyed. Falrmount Hotel is destroyed. Relief is pouring m
from all actions to those suffering g
qd i-"! pr.muiii auuv.nu ilt-.
UdKianu ,;i1(rf,. ri MV. San
"nr.f o-rsr as mere is . ., - j
I " " ' w no one is allowed to enter ana tne P unu
strictest mart al law. We cannot get to town except oy going
through Z ? hot ruins and to send a message means an expense of
x. tttp Rirv.arPAW.iis ATJTJ OTHES BUILDINGS WHICH AKE NOW IN ASHES.
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$75.00. The journey is made at a great risk of life. , Only working with candles, so will have close at finish of
I am informed that the shipping is damaged, but to what ex- this.
tent I am unable to determine. My family and near relatives are ...
in the country, but whether alive or dead I have no way of telling. CONTROLLING THE CONFLAGRATION.
Lord! this has been a fierce three days. . gN FRANCISCO, April 20 (6 p. m.). City betveen Lora-
1 bard and Presidio now burning.
KEEPING FIRE IN CHECK. j Mission district and Western addition under control. Water-
S AN FRANCISCO, Aoril 20, (xx:So a. m., Honolulu). -One of front man traveled through burned district Coul d hard ly make
the staff has just arrived. Keeping the fire in check. , his way. All rums so you can t hardly l'
K J & . Great many patients from aifferent hospitals and Sisters trom dit-
: ferent convents were taken aboard transport Logan out in harbor.
ROOSEVELT GIVES FINANCIAL AID. i Dynamiting seems to have ceased, so feel sure that it is under con-
SAN FRANCISCO, Aoril 20 (2:35 p. m.). President Roose- trol. Thick fog came in about an hour ago which will help dampen
velt has ordered the money in the mint ?iven up and Congress has things. That's all we know.
appropriated several millions fcr relief. Worst over but lots cf fire There are reports that Congress, Hearst and other weaitny
yet people are giving millions. Starting bakeries, etc. Soldiers sup-
- plying free rations. Vorst seems to be over. That's all we know.
ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE SHOCK j TOO DArITO WORK.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 (3:40 r. m.. Just had an-! 7 -V 0 Th. rahl ooerator
other small shock. Floor (cable hut) has perceptible list and pedestal SAN FRANCISCO. April 20.-7 3? P. J Wj-The cable
which is built into the basement has come up about thirty inches, at the hut, San Francisco, reports all his candles out and there win
There are cracks in front hall, but guess will risk it. be no more messages sent until daybreak tomorrow.