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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, HONOLULU, APRIL 24, 1906.
HOW THE PUBLIC LOOKS AT
WALTEB G. SMITH
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
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.
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!
JOHN V. WAD1IAX.
" BESTOWING CREDIT.
Editor Advertiser: Kindly permit
me to make a suggestion to the busi
ness men and people of Honolulu,
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
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.
A FRESH INVOICE OF
JUST ARRIVED FROM
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.
The "Best" Tonic
MANUFACTURED BY "
PABST BREWING CO.
For Sale by W. C. PEACOCK & CO., LTD.
Produce Sleep, Con
TVeak, Build Up the
Recovery front slck.
ness. Build Up and
Feed the Nerves. As
sist Nursing Moth
ers, Help Women.
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.
Very latent styles and lowest prices.
No trouble to show goods.
Call and be convinced. ,
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.
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
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? The an
swer is : It's the grub that makes the butter fly.
CRYSTAL SPRINGS BUTTER is so good that any
thing that it is eaten with makes it disappear rapidly. Its
flavor is indescribably delicate, and its quality never varies.
One pound is just as good as another.
TWO POUNDS 65 CENTS.
DELIVERED FROZEN AT YOUR RESIDENCE.
METROPOLITAN MEAT CO.
- Telephone, Main 45.
record at Sisal,
:it all sorious at S-m Kram-isco will
situ-c last Wednesday, onlv moderate
The Bulletin li;is x
eeu so luisv .iilmirimr t .. '",.,;;.;...'
xoaneu ii, mat tlie paper was unable to cor
The above needs no comment,
that it requires is the publicity it
ceives in these columns.
GIVEN the best and only the best pure, rich milk as
a selection, nearly 50 years' experience, the most scientific
methods, and it is easy to see why
Persistent coughs that continue
through the spring ana summer usual
ly indicate some tnroat or iung trou-
5 uie ana it is a serious mistake to neg-
1. . -
In view of the expressed anxiety of
the Ailv-itiser to give the people of
iionoiuiu ir.e news so promptly, why lect them. Ciiamberlain's Cough Re
was the news secured through its I rnedy is famous for its cures of roush1?
of this nan
takes first rank and why Borden's pro
ducts have taken the highest award
ime out with anv fresh news.
lire and a few doses taken
in time may save a doctor's bill and
Meanwhile Clarence Macfarlaue is sailiu-
'monumental feat of iournalism.
withheld for nine or ten hours not
u. hjs it not gien iree. out wny perhaps years of suffering. For sale
was it not given at all? If it was im- j by Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd., Agents
rorlant to the people at 5 this morning for Hawaii.