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ii th if THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, HONOLULU, APRIL 24, 1906. '. ! f f. lit If If ? I THE PACIFIC. COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER HOW THE PUBLIC LOOKS AT ADVERTISER ENTERPRISE WALTEB G. SMITH EDITOB. TUESDAY APRIL 24 Lihue, Kauai, April 21, 1906. Editor Advertiser: This community, in common with Honolulu and many would it not have been equally import ant and valuable at T or S o'clock last nighf. Star. It happens that the closing para graph? of the message arrived after al most everyone had left the streets ex- eerning the awful wreckage of the city j cepting a few night hawks and the u r., . s ! usual number of Star and Bulletin Several off the leading families here have "loved ones" in San Francisco or the immediate vi- ing at 8 o'clock, which was terribly shocking, and since then, owing to the absence of fuller particulars, the sus pense has been almost paralyzing. This morning's mail contained your "Spe- "JUDGMENTS OF GOD The idea of special judgments is, as Bishop Restariek pointed out in his . Qther paees; has been stricken with ... t v, A n Xr aires mon wpw nrtine to 1 . ... . admirable sermon, essentially pagan. iu iue - terrible suspense ana anxiety over tne rard nature's handiwork, especially the phenomena of force, with superstition, distressirigr rep0rts from the Coast con-J a fact which gave wily priests their opportunity. Let there be a volcame out break and the people, in their terror, and the priests, in their cunning, saw God's angry presence in the smoke and flame. Some there were who claimed for a rreat general the credit for nature's destruction of their foes, as when one leader, with the blowing of a ram's horn, got the honors, which were due to an cln,ty and their anxiety is almost un earthquake, of the fall of Jericho. Modern learning has done away with much bearable. The flrst message received of this -crude superstition, but not all. Despite the reason and experience of wag a Wjreless last Wednesday morn- man, which teaches him that ruin, like rain, falls alike on the just ana unjust, ii time of calamity alw.ays brings out the pious croakers who talk of "judg ments against the wicked," forgetting that, in such a disaster as the one of San Francisco, misfortune falls with eual force upon those who had spent fhni'i- Hum in trvins? to redeem the wicked. When the great charity bazaar was burned in Paris, death came to those cial" headed "Free." which was greatly , . : .u.. or,,! nmn of th appreciated and for which you deserve engaged in tne oesi causes iu iue -. . , . ' our hearty thanks. It great city. In the destruction of the Tay bridge, in Scotland, the Christian in. on your part amJ and the unbeliever went down to a watery grave together. The Chicago fire swept through churches, hospitals and prayerful homes as it did through theaters and saloons. And, as Bishop Restariek pointed out, Baltimore, the city of the most church-goers; Grinnell, Iowa, a city of high moral and relig ious life, and Johnstown, an average American country town, went down as easily before fire, cyclone -and flood as did Sodom and Gomorrah before the sweep of nature's destructive forces. , - - God in His majesty has established, for nature, certain immutable laws which- the good or the bad may. not violate with impunity. .If a wooden city 5s buSlt in a, - wind-swept -land, though every inhabitant be a Christian, and every other building a spire,- God will not perform a miracle to save it from Uie conflagration." Those who expeet the miracle' and do not take ample pre caution against fire have only themselves to blame .when the' worst happens. rtr.wlTala nr no safer than saloons, except that they-.. . may . be . more stroAelv built, when caught in the whirl of the tornado. A missionary ship is through, your valuable paper: and it as susceptible to the perils of the sea as a pirate ship. If a great dam breaks, would be well if both the Chamber of all that is in its path goes, too sanctuary as well as gambling hell. God is not responsible for it. He made the laws and he gave man the reason to spes who haunt this office in the ef fort to filch a little news. Ed. Adv. was enterpris tended greatly to alleviate the worst fears, to wit, that the whole city had gone under. As it is, the disaster is terrible beyond expression and we await still further details with hearts full of sympathy for all who may be directly .afflicted when the loss of life is more fully known. God grant that it may not be as great as "many seem to fear! Faithfully yours, JOHN V. WAD1IAX. " BESTOWING CREDIT. Editor Advertiser: Kindly permit me to make a suggestion to the busi ness men and people of Honolulu, HONOLULU! JAPANESE Commerce and Hawaii Promotion Com mittee were to pass resolutions per- . . . -. v...-i,i oi-o v0 lainingr to mem. interpret tnem; ana so, u man uuu v '' Thefe are four perSons, as well as earthquake surges and rolls; if he erects his marts of trade where the great thelr subordinates, to whom the peo- winds blow, or where fire may find convenient fuel, it matters nothing as to pie in this community have cause to be the man's morality, his practices of worship or his gifts and habits, of prayer thankful. he must pay the penalty of violating the laws of nature, which are also the tFlt- r- McKenna and his heroic uov y j ? j & staff in San Francisco, who first gave lawa -of God. - , the news of the awful catastrophe to ; . this city. . . I Second. Mr. Gaines, superintendent THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. of the cable office here, through whose The Associated Press, in direct reply to the Advertiser's cabled questions, untiring efforts communication was at gave this paper a comprehensive message yesterday which . served to show, fi among other things, how well our special correspondent had covered the fie'd faithfully in getting all the informa Ihe, night before. tion possible regarding Hawaiian Is Whether the Associated Press will send regular advices to Honolulu, with- landers and their relatives, as well as ont further delay, will be known by the Advertiser's front page this morning, allgeneral information affecting these At the present writing no light has been shed on the subject. Fourth. And last, but not least, to la the great temblor and fire the Associated Press oflices went with the the management of the Advertiser, other business concerns. It took some time to collect the force and reorganize who as rapidly as the news was re st service in Oakland. Then came a deluge of orders from eastern and mid- cejved- disseminated it gratuitously in . ,AI . , , . , , a series of specials. This was amost western papers, which doubtless overworked a nervous and drowsy staff. The ynseifiah, public-spirited act, and has Oakland office is about sixteen miles from the cable hut and to get a news earned the praise of all with possibly message through to Honolulu a man must cross the bay, pass the military one exception cordon, pick his path among smoking ruins and do several miles of walking all to send a comparatively short message. Probably it costs as much to carry an average Honolulu news budget to the cable hut as the Associated Press will get for it. So in case the great news agency drops its regular Honolulu service for a few. days. nobody need be surprised. . THE RELIEF FUND. Honolulu ought not to send less than $100,000 to the relief of San' Francisco. Oar prosperity has long been inseparably bound with that of the Coast metropo-'-lis and San Francisco, in its extremity, should know that we are not unmindful of the ancient partnership in trade and commerce. Hawaii has never asked San Francisco in vain for the use of its influence in Congress and elsewh'ere; California capital has been heavily invested here; our banks have long had their correspondents on that groundj we are both good customers of the other. Duty and sympathy prompt us to give from our abundance freely, promptly and most of all adequately. The fraternities started off with $14,000. The planters followed with $20,000. Some other contributions are helping the fund along substantially. (It seems almost Incredible that a member of the Chamber of Commerce, who poses as one of the leading busi ness men in this city, should make an address to that body, accusing the Advertiser of "croaking," and in gen eral running it down. One might think that, this worthy gentleman was' the owner of a few paltry shares in one of the afternoon papers, and was conse quently doing most of the "croaking" himself.) A RESIDENT: THANKS AND INQUIRIES. Editor Advertiser: The public is greatly indebted to the enterprise of the Advertiser for , getting the detailed I account of the San Francisco disaster in today's paper and also for their ex cellent map of the city, showing por tion destroyed, in yesterday's issue. But there ia one point still in some doubt. When the fire started at the It is' possible that with aid from the other islands, the desired figures of $100,000 corner of O'Farrell and Jones streets may be exceeded. . . - - ' . ; Two days before the earthquake ruined San Francisco the Call said editorially: ' - ,, , . Our destiny is upon us. We cannot escape it. San Francisco 4 v has an impetus that nothing can check. Cosmopolitan, uttering -. . more languages than made the confusion of Babel, combining the energies and the arts of many peoples, the meeting place of the Occident and Orient, with the picturesque features of both, this ... city is emerging into literature and rising to her inheritance and .opportunity. So much of our advantages are ready made for us by nature that our task is the light occupation of showmen. "All that ' '" we need to do is to direct the crowd to points of interest. . Man proposes, God disposes. Within forty-eight hours from the time the jubilant Call appeared on the streets, destiny was indeed upon the proud city. Now it lies in ashes. The "light duty of the showman" was to direct the crowds to points of safety. and swept towards Telegraph Hill (that is in a northeasterly direction), how far did it go north or , northwest? The map shows the burnt part to extend as far as California street, but there is nothing to that effect in the despatches. ; When the buildings were demolished on Van Ness avenue to save the West ,ern Addition how far up were they de molished? Would it be possible to ob ! tain any information as to buildings on t; Pine or Bush street east of Van Ness, that is to say, in the vicinity of Polk or Larkin street? Yours, . . A NERVOUS SUFFERER. The map was made according to all advices, public and private, that could be procured. The revised map appears in today's issue and will, perhaps, give our correspondent further light. We have no details not published. (Continued from Page I.) ar.ese in San Francisco who have lost everything and who are suffering from starvation hungry and thirsty. Relief at once requested." The substance of this report was at once communicated to the leading Japanese, whose opinions were voiced in the Vice Consul's reply: "Considering current reports . here that there are sufficient supplies of food in San Francisco, it is to be won dered why the Japanese only are in such a distressed condition." A call was. however, issued for a meeting, . in- response to .which about forty Japanese gathered last night in the Japanese school on Nuuanu street, Mr. Matsubara taking the chair. From the beginning it was seen that there were .two factions represented, ' one urging that immediate steps be taken to send money to San Francisco, the ojher objecting strongly to the Japa nese taking any part as a class. It was pointed out that the Honolulu Japanese had been called on 'oftener than they could afford to answer, the majority of them being poor laborers At the present time they were sub scribing towards the Soldiers Relief Fund and the Japanese Famine Fund, and while, if it were necessary, they would also answer a call from San Francisco, under the circumstances they did not believe that it was neces sary. The Japanese merchants and the others who were in a position to give help could do so in connection with the general fund being raised, but as for there being any necessity for a special Japanese fund, or any question of the Japanese being treated any way but the same as the other sufferers, the report was incredible. It was asked what their Consul in San Francisco was doing to allow the distinction to be made that he re ported in his cable? A vote being taken, after each one of those present had made at least one' long speech, resulted in a tie, with the result that the debate grew more and more heated. Finally it was decided to wait for further information, those who could afford it to help meanwhile through the general relief committee. THE CHINESE SOLICITING FUNDS. : A joint meeting of the Bo On As sociation and the United Chinese Asso ciatiorf was held last night in the U. C. A, Hall, the place hc-ing crowded with members. ' Here there was unanimity of opinion and a soliciting committee was ap pobwted to ' canvass Chinatown for money, which will be expended by the committee for rice and clothing and tJ JB rushed to the Coast as soon as possible. The committee will be at work today and tomorrow and will re port the result of their canvass at a meeting called for tomorrow night. E. Yap, a prominent local Chinaman, said last night that Honolulu Chinese would probably send 4000 bags of rice to San Francisco to relieve their suf fering countrymen. It is understood that such an amount of rice can at present be spared with out materially affecting the local mar ket. The cost will be about $16,000. $12,000 of which will be drawn from the fund raised to support the boycott in China and the disposal of which re cently caused great dissension among the officers and members of the Unit ed Chinese societies. 0000000000000X)00XXX00000X)XOOOOOOOC)3 A FRESH INVOICE OF Japanese Goods JUST ARRIVED FROM THE ORIENT will be opened this week and placed on exhibition and sale at the Art Rooms of the Pacific Hardware Company, Ltd, i corner Fort and Merchant streets. Carved chairs, boxes and stands, lacquered trays and tables, carved Xikko tables, Satsuma decorated cups and saucers, tea sets, plates and vases, buttons, belts. Hibachi brass ware, candle sticks, in .qfreat variety; srongs, leather and embroidered purses and card cases, Mandarin silk embroid ered coats, blouses, jackets and shawls, etc., etc., etc. yx0000000000( Pabst xtract flaltE The "Best" Tonic MANUFACTURED BY " PABST BREWING CO. .Milwaukee, Wis. For Sale by W. C. PEACOCK & CO., LTD. Is Recommend ed To Produce Sleep, Con quer DyspepBla, Strengthen the TVeak, Build Up the Convalescent, Help Recovery front slck. ness. Build Up and Feed the Nerves. As sist Nursing Moth ers, Help Women. irao -j is here ii . isne Jjr The hot sum- if. mer days without an ' j electric fan are, to put it mild- M, fly, unpleasant. You " ' can ; find -in- ! V stant relief in an electric fan. - Special for one week only. $13.50. jffl Hawaiian Electric Go. Main 390. LADIE Very latent styles and lowest prices. No trouble to show goods. Call and be convinced. , KINO STREET. NO. 30, K. ISCDSHIMH LATE NEWS NOTES FROM COAST FILES The cablegram printed elsewhere in this paper from the Bank of California to its local correspondent, while it confirms the worst relative to the destruc tion of property , that has been wrought in San Francisco, will yet convey a large measure of reassurance to bankers and business men generally in the statement that, while , the financial situation is at a standstill, the period of the continuance of this condition is placed at no more than "some days." The great banking institutions of San Franeiseo are rallying from the disaster that has fallen upon the city. The 22nd Advertiser free Extra came out about the middle of the after noon yesterday with an exclusive dispatch from the Associated Press. ; A large number of the Extras went to the country and everybody within reach of the railroad probably saw the news or heard of it by dinner time. A staff mem ber of the Advertiser family went up the road on the 3:20 train with a bundle of Extras for free distribution. Thousands of copies were sent where they would do the most good iu town and out The Star, which felt hurt because the Advertiser got out specials by day, thus depriving "the newsboys" of a ni.kel harvest, now feels angrv becruie this paper did not get one out Sunday evening after everybody hadVone home. Nothing suits our asteroid contemporary these days. Evidentlv the Ridden stoppage last week of skin-game extras gave it an attack of ni.-kelitis swanzv mania, a very painful disease of the month. FROM THE BEATEN PAPERS. The morning' paper says it has been criticised for issuing its freak free specials. " . It is deserving of pity more than criticism. Its struggle with the news for " the past few days has been the bombastic cavorting of an alleged has been that never was. The greatest news crisis Honolulu has thus far known found every other paper in the city so far outstripped by the modern equipment of the Evening Bulletin that they were brought to a standstill. The people got the news from the Bulletin. After waiting two days the morning paper found it was so far out of it, and its equipment so utterly incapable of handling the news that the free job office "specials" was the only means of its keeping before the public. As a piece of newspaper enterprise, It was on the border of a country town bazoo. Every newspaperman who knows anything of the business smiles. Bulletin. Yaqui Indians have ambushed and killed mining parties near Carbo, So noma. " . : "''' American farmers to the number of over 80,000 are expected to settle in Canada, this year.". ':: j A panic in a 'Chicago church, caused by a false alarm of fire, resulted in the death of four persons. By the Kearsarge accident two offi cers and five men were killed and four teen men were injured, eight of them seriously. A religious war has broken out be tween the Catholic sects in Poland, clashes resulting in the killing and wounding of many. Lady Dockrell has been elected chair man of the Blackrock (Dublin) Urban Council, the first woman Mayor ever Lelected in the United Kingdom. The Czar has issued a royal decree which takes out' of the hands of the new Russian parliament all control over the finances of the Empire. The London press lauds President Roosevelt's speech suggesting a pro gressive tax to prevent the inheritance of over a certain amount of money. Maxim Gorky has been ordered out of his New York hotel following the expose of the fact that the woman ac companying him is not his wife. Gorky denies the charge. The Grub that Makes the Butterfly There is an ancient conundrum in which the question is propounded Why are hot cakes like a caterpillar? 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