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HONOLULU, HAWAII, II)MM), PRIL 17, 1012
-'.'J. (Special Cable
WASHINGTON, April 17. The House committee on naval affairs has
iccommended a provision "1n the Naval bill for the enlargement of tho
Pearl Harbor drydock which will make Its length one thousand feet.
J. A. BRECKONS.
Plans for the. Pearl Harbor drydock
on which construction has been in
progress give a length of a little over
800 feet and a breadth of about lf0
feet. The length of the ill-fated
steamship Titanic was 882 feet C
inches over all, and the breadth 92
feet G Inches over all. These figures
would indicate no necessity for wid
ening as well as lengthening tho dry
dock. The side walls of the drydock
are built in a series of -benches or
steps on the Inside. To widen tho
capacity the lowest bench could bo
cut out and more weight be placed j
on the next one to supply the stabil
ity that would be lost by such exci
sion. Walter F. Dillingham, president of
th Hawaiian Dredging Company
which Is doing the work for tho Coast
Favoring in general the Ideas em
bodied in tho "Manoa .plan" oi a di
rect frontage assessment for streot
improvement, the Oahu Central Im
provement Committee, at its meeting
yesterday afternoon, took up tho mat
ter in all seriousness and will study
the details of the idea in detail. To
this end the communication, embody
ing resolutions adopted by the .Manoa
Improvement Club recently, was re
ferred to the legislative committee or
tho central body, to which were add
ed, for this occasion, C. W. Ashford
and J. A. Gilman. The legislative com
mittee consists of Ed. Towso, chair
man; W. W. Thayer, D. I,. Withing
ton, J. W. Gllmoro and J. M. Levy.
Various members at yesterday's
meeting discussed the plan of having
the, property most directly benefited
bear a portion of the expense of street
paving, sidewalks, ana other Improv
ing, and no serious objections were
raised to the Idea In general It was
pointed out, however, that much care
should be given to the details of any
AND TO GOME
An Inquest was held at tho police
station last night on the body of J. K.
Mokumala who was drowned in shal
low water at Moanalua last Saturday.
A verdict waB returned to tho ef
fect that deceased came to his death
by drowning while attacked by con
vulsions. The Inquest on Harvey Chase will
bo held tomorrow night at tho police
station at 7:30.
This morning about G: 10 a Japanese
named Muni, working at Moilllll for
tho Hustaco Construction & Draylng
Co,, was struck by n cable wire and
removed to Queen's Hospital for treat
nient. Yesterday a Japaneso named llama
inurn, whllo working on a roof'iit tho
corner of Alapal and Quarry street,
foil to the ground, landing on his back
twenty feel below. Ho was taken to
to the Star.)
concern holding the contract, In speak
ing of the present suspension of con
struction this morning, said:
"Investigations are being carried on
by the Navy department engineers
with various materials and different
combinations of material, to ascertain
what mixture and what materials for
such are available for making the
most satisfactory concrete.
"This is the first American dock to
bo built of urnler-watc concrete, and
the department wishes to make sure
that tho principle on which the worl'
is done is one which will give en
tirely satisfactory results. To be cer
tain of this, time tests are necessary
and tho temporary suspension of op
erations in concrete aro due to wait
ing for the results of the experi
ments." PAVING OF STREETS
such measure, 'and the committee,
which was appointed at the instance
of C. W. Ashford, was instructed to
report as soon as practicable with
recommendations in the form of a bill
which should be urged upon the Sup
ei visors of the next legislature.
It was ordered also that the matter
be referred to each of the various dis
trict improvement clubs and other
component organizations of tho cen
tral body, with request that they ex
press their vieAvs in reference to tho
Representative Towse, who heads
the committee which will examine-the
matter, stated that a bill of this na
ture had been introduced into the
last legislature, but had been kille
because it gave the county supervi
sors practically the whole power in
the matter of deciding upon place of
paving, method or construction, kind
of materials, etc., while tho properly
owners directly affected had practical
ly nothing to say, but had to pay
their share Just the same.
LI TAI DIES
Lum Tal, steward of the steamer
W. G. Hall, was drowned at Ahitklni
landing yesterday morning and his
body brought to Honolulu by the
steamer this morning.
Deceased was catching opelu from
a rock when he was upset by a wave
and washed into deep water. Being
pnablo to swim he was drowned.
His body was recovered by a Kauai
police1 officer about fifty yards from
tho spot where ho sank.
Lum Tal wa.s a well known China
man and was a veteran In the service
of tho I. I. N. S. Co.
A smash-up occurred yesterday be
tween an automobile driven by F.
Stevenson and a bicycle ridden by
Tho collision took plnco near King
and Alakea streets. Stovenaou was
going east and Tavaros west on King
streot. Just past Alakea streot Stev
enson, wlio was on tho wrong side of
tho road at tho time, ran Into Ta
vares, smashing his wheel.
No arrest hra been made as yet.
Tho steamthip Harpalion, which nr-.
rived off port this morning, has been
inspected by tho Marino Hospital sur
geons, declared quarantined at the re
quest of the Territorial Hoard of
Health and will be docked at Quaran
tine island this evening as soon r.B
the schooner A. B. Johnson Is re
leased from quarantine to make room
for the big immigrant ship.
Since the British tramp left Oporto
on tho twenty-third of February, sev
enteen of the Immigrants died, nine
births have been registered and sixty
two cases of sickness representing
fivo maladies all quarantlnabie dis
eases under the Territorial health law
In an pinion of the Supreme Court,
by Justlco Do Dolt,' the order of tho
circuit judgo quashing summons to
j certain respondents in the suit of
Freu Sackwitz against Elizabeth Good
win, Charles F. Sackwitz and Bishop
Trust Company, Ltd., was affirmed
and the case remanded to the judgo
for further proceeding as may be
deemed advisable not inconsistent
I with this opinion. F. Sackwitz repre
sented the complainant, who appealed
from the order In question, and C. H,
' Olson respondents Elizabeth Goodwin
and Charles F. Sackwitz.
The law as declared is as follows:
1 "A suit In equity, the essential pur
pose of which Is to establish a trust
, with reference to, as well as to es
tablish a title in, certain land, is
All of the various Improvement
clubs of the city have been asked by
the central organization to express
their views on tho proposed parking
of Kaiakaua avenue. In the mem
time the special committee, which
was appointed some time ago to look
! Into the proposition, has been in
Btructed to go further into the matter,
and to report at the next meeting of
the central body.
Kalmuki has proved to be the (lis
turner of harmony among tho Improve
ers. At the meeting held yesterday
afternoon a resolution from the K'ai
niuki Improvement Club was pre
sented vigorously objecting to tho
plan to spend money in improving
the appearance of tho street in ques
tion, and instructing their delegates in
tho central organization to vote
against tho recommendations of tho
special commltteo having tho matter
In charge, and which had already
turned In a favorable partial report.
The Interesting phaso of the matter
is that E. A. Berndt, tho chairman of
this special committee, and a strong
advocato of tho parking plan, Is an
accredited delegate from the red hill
district, and by tho instructions of
his homo club Is compelled to oppose,
with his voto at least, tho measuro
he personally advocates. Ban Logan
nnd Ed Towse, also from Kalmuki,
nro members of tho Kaiakaua aventto
parking committee with Berndt, and
nro in tho same boat with him in
that they personally favor tho meas
ure which their constituents oppose.
Harry T. Mills and II. Q. Davis
voiced tho sentiments of tho Kalmuki
club at yestorday's meeting, and thoy
put plenty of ginger into tho objec
In Good Condition
havo broken out among tho passen-
According to tho health officials,
tho Hcrpalion Is in better condition there was littlo seasickness through
from every standpoint tnan any ship J out tho fifty-one-day journey,
that has come to Honolulu under simi-J The Harpalion left Oporto on the
lar circumstance.!. Her passengers twenty-third day of February and
as a whole wero in a better condition touched at Gibraltar three days later,
of health', sanitary arrangements were It has been expected that when the
good, and the food was wholesome steamer left Gibraltar there would bo
were congeninl and there was no trou-ifact
bio except In tho forecastle, where
two of the crew attempted to Rtart a
mutiny but wero quickly suppressed
and put in irons.
mm n a I
purely a proceeding in personam, and
. jurisdiction of the persons of the de-
fondants, non-residents, cannot be ac '
quired by substituted service." I
... ... o,....,un u.u ease at ..ar is
thus stated: . ,
"This is a bill' in equity, the essen-
nai purpose or wnieli is. to establish
v uusi wan reiercnce to, as wen aa
to establish a title in, certain real
property in Honolulu. The facts cs-
sentinl to a consideration of the ques-
t!o;- presented aro these: That Ma-(
tllcla Bright Sackwitz, the wifo of
the complainant, died vested with
the legal title to tho property in con
troversy, leaving n certain instrument
in writing purporting to be her la3t
will and testament, whereby she do
(Continued on Pago Five.)
PLACED UNDER FIRE
However, the report of the commit-
tee was received and ordered filed,'
and the committee instructed to con
tinue Its work by going into tho mat
ter of cost, and whore the money is
to come from.
A huge number of members spoke;
on the matter, and generally scored
the Knlmukitos for narrowness In
condemning tho spending of a littlo
money, unless thoy were especially
Mrs. Lowii and Mrs. Sherman, of
the committee, stated thnt the en
trance archway at tho opening of tho
(Continued on page Four)
Sato runs a billiard parlor close by
River streot. Iist night ho had some
troublo with the policeman on tho
boat. Snto should have closed his
placo at half after eleven; Instead he
kept It open till 11:57.
Tho policeman saw his duty nnd he
did it mighty quick: ho asked the Jap
politely if his clock had ceased to
tick. Tho Jap, espying trouble, told
tho cop to make no holler, and in or
der to prevent mistakes lio slipped
that cop a dollar.
Now tho cop ho was a virtuous man
and tho bribe rofused to take let's
credit It to Tlrtuo and not tho tiny
stako. "Thero's nothing doing here old
Jap," ho said, "bo keep your tin," then
ho rang for tho partol-bus and he ran
poor Sato in.
Smooth seas and flno weather ex
cept whllo passing through the Straits
of Magellan were experienced r.nd
twenty-two hundred and twenty-tlirco
Immigrants on board, but owing to the
that flve hundred were rejected
at Gibraltar and that several others
were prevented from reaching the
steamer on account of the heavy
I (Continued on Page Bight.)
q , answer tQ a cabl m from Q
O R. W. Shingle, telling him the de- O
q tails of the Republican conven- O
O tion and exprcsoing the hope that O
0 he would not resgni Kuhlo re. Q
q plied today as follows:
q Washington, April 17, 1912. O
o Shingle, Honolulu: O
O I do not intend to resign. O
For a Life
Mrs. Mary Keala Afat has filed suit
against McCabe, Hamilton & Kenny
for $10,000 damages on account of tho
death of her husband, who was killed
in an accident aboard the steamship
Navajo December 19 last. She claims
that Ills death was duo to tho negll-
gence of tho man who was handling
a winch which dropped a piece of
iron upon his head.
The Honomu Sugar Company has
appealed to the supremo court from
the verdict of the circuit court Jury
which allowed John Carlos Madeiros
damages in the sum of ?7000 for in
juries sustained by hln: while in the
M'rvice of tile company.
An extraordinarily vigorous light
Is being made in tho federal court for
the freedom of Salvador Lopez,
.charged with a crime tho punish
ment of which is denth. Leon Straus
uncnlliu .iw T i-. thtmie-J
Is prosecuting, jvacn oi vne attorneys
is recognzed as a brilliant criminal
lawyer, and the light between tho
two, with tho defendant as tho pawn,'
is well worth listening to, notwith
standing tho unsavory nature of tho
crime with which Lopez Is charged. 1
Straus put the defendant on tho
stand In his own defense, aud Lopez
accounted for all of his time during
tho day upon whic htho crimo Is nl-
leged to havo been committed. This
evldenco was supported nnd corrobor-
afed by other witnesses. Tho offorts
of the prosecution nro directed at tho
ureaicing down or turn testimony and
tho. Impeaching of tho witnesses. I
Tho trial haB lasted ever slnco last
Monday morning, but will probably
corao to au end some tlmo tomorrow
TO PROBE THE
WASHINGTON, April 17. The
tho loss of the Titanic end all the survivors will be summoned to Washing
NEW YORK, April 17. .Mrs. Catharine Bonnell has wIrolf.sil n
Youngstown undo that all the women
steerago probably 310 wero lost. Sh'o
cabin passengers of the Titnnlc whom
tieveu mat 400 from tho steerage and 140 of the crew aro aboard the Car
pathla. This vessel is expected late Thursday or early Friday.
fliu.MRt.AU April 17. Tho steamship Parisian wirelesses the Allnn
lino officials that all tho survivors of
pathla. Privato messages Indicate that
HALIFAX, April 17. The Camperdown station of tho wlrelesR ronnrtn
that It has a wireless that 700 survivors are on board tho Carpathia. Tho
total perished is still believed to bo 1312.
BETTER MARITIME LAWS.
WASHINGTON, April 17. Secretary Naccl will immediately loin
President Taft in formulating a plan
ivuiencnn .snipping against avoidable
vestlgato the Titanic horror passed
TAFT WINS CONNECTICUT.
NEW HAVEN, April 17. Twelve delegates were Instructed for Taft at
tho stato convention and two were unlnstructeil.
NEW YORK, April 17. All grades of refined sugar have gono iid flvo
Morning Cable Report on Page Two.
A gusher of large proportions is become closed and that the other bad
Indicated for tho Honolulu Oil Com- put out 1HC barrels of the fluid dur
pany's well No. 4, of section 14, of ing the previous twenty-four hours,
the Buena Vista hills district, by the "The oil is a light, high grado TO
meager reports received yesterday by fining oil." said Mr. Tennoy in speak
E. D. Tonney, of the company. i ing of the well this morning. "It cer-
The well tapped the sand on April talnly looks as though we had struck
C. and during the first twenty-four , something pretty good, when H4fi br.
hours had flowed through two -IiipIi
holes, in a drilling bit, 3100 barrels
of oil into the tank. The well was
apparently obstructed by the drilling
tools up to tho time of the last re
port, dated the 10th, which reported
that one of the small openings had
H LI M
ESTEADS TO BE OPENED
ALL OVER THE TERRITORY
It is expected that the advertising
oi tlie numerous homestead lots that
are to be thrown open for selection
on nearly all tho Islands of the terri
tory, will draw a large crowd of appli
cants. Applications for the lots are to be
lilel with tho land commissioner on
June 17. Tho following morning the
applications will bo taken out and
numbered. Tho actual selection of
lots will bo held Juno 20, in the Capi-
tol, for the Sixth Land Division. Tho
Fourth Land Division will be sclect
tid on June 27. at tho public land of-
flee, Hilo. The Third Land Division
'T am retiring Into private life,"
said Mnrston Campbell this morning,
"as tho offor I havo received Is too
good a ono to reruso. ip the Inter
ests of mv fninllv nnd mvsnlf. I fnlt
,,ounu- to .., thn off0, whnh ,R ,
tho naturo ot docI.,G(1 romo,iOI, ,
roUro nt tho ond of Mny nm, w, bo
q sUa. uip thereafter "
n 1B bcrnrlta inat Mt. t.ipuoll ho.s
nccopted a flno position with tho Ho-
nolulu Iron Works. Mr. Campbell
WOuld nelthor confirm nor deny this
roport this morning.
Rumors of nil sorts are colnc tho
rounds as to tho man who will sue-
ceed Campbell, iui superintendent of
public works. Tho names of J. T. Tay.
Cables to the Star.)
Senate haa becun nr. inivRHtion f
were saved. Out of 710 In tho
names 328 of the first and sornnil
the Carpathia received. It is be-
the Titanic aro aboard the Car-
Hays is safe.
of stringent legislation to guard
risks. The Sonate resolution to In.
Honolulu Oil Co.
rels can be put out of one -inch
opening in a day.
The well will no doubt do very
many times better than at present
when it is cleaned out. It Is said to
be making a large amount of gas,
besides the oil.
will be acted on at tho District Court
House at Waiohinu, on July 1.
Governor Frear, when seen this
morning, gave out the following state
ment regarding the matter:
"The land drawing, the advertise
ment of which Is beginning today, will
be tho third large land drawing since
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I iuv ..1MI.-IIUI11U1IIB oi wiu urgamc ct.
1 nero have been also sevoral smaller
drawings. Tho drawing now advertis
ed will covor 29S lots of varying areas
In seven different localities, of which
four aro on tho Island of Oahu, namo
I, at Waianae, Lualualol, AIou and
(Continued on Pago Eight)
OF PUBLIC OFFICE
lor, J. Harvey, C. S. Holloway, A. C.
Wheeler and P. Bishop, havo all been
montioned. Tffo last namod is tho
Imported engineer who Is In chargo
of the Hawaii belt road work. Wheeler
Is tho present assistant .superintend-
ont of public works. Taylor is a well
known local engineer who has been
connected with some largo enter
prises. Hnrvcy Is the Maul onglueor,
and Holloway was at ono tlmo super
intendent of public works.
Tho Govornor had nothing to glvo
out this morning nbout n successor to
Campbell, and said that nothing haa
been decided upon so far.
Marston Catnpboll has a long and
(Continued on Pago Eight.)
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