Oano: 4.0c Hi., fSl.tlo
Iteots: 188. Ed. per ewt.,
$08.10 por ton.
HACKFELD & CO. GET THE ARMY CONTRACT FOR
Plan to Unite
Simple as to working plana, but
destined to bo wide and effective in
scope by those interested in Its pro
motion, the "Big Brother" movement
is almost ready for the launching.
The idea of organization suggested by
the committee, representing the vari
ous bodies Interested, has been ac
cepted by the Elks and tho Men's
League o Central Union church. The
approval of tho members of tho
Church Club of St. Andrew's Cathe
dral is alono lacking, but it is expect
ed to sccuro this at tho next meeting
of the club when the plan will be pre
sented. Tho "Big Brother" movement orig
inated among the Elks In the East.
It was forwarded here by officers of
that organization with the recom
mendation to tho local members of
tho order that it bo put in practice.
As a method of saving the boys of
tho country, it is proving most effec
tive, it was stated.
The Elks hero took tho matter up
on receiving tho suggestion and
named a committee of five headed by
Between 8000 and 10,000 tons of for
nge is tho amount estimated will r-e
required to feed Uncle Sam's horses
and mules in Hawaii during the next
year, beginning July 1. It may tako
more than this amount, hut contracts
will be entered into on May 1 to' tako
at least 16,108,fi00 pounds of various
kinds of feed stuffs during the year.
Tho cost of this feed bill, figuring
at present prices, will probably run
well up to a quarter of a million dol
Bids have been called for by U. S.
Army Division Quartermaster, at San
Francisco, for furnishing the forage
which will be required during tho
year beginning July 1 noxt, for tho
whole Pacific coast division, including
Hawaii, and bidders may submit ten-
Reports from the Hamakua district
of Hawaii nro to the effect that rats
are being exterminated along tho
coast, and that at Honokaa the
weekly catch is averaging well over
one thousand. At Hilo good work Is
also being done, six hundred rodents
being slaughtered there every seven
Chief Inspector Bowman is putting
forth a vigorous campaign. Ho has
organized a forco that Is accomplish
ing wonders in tho way of rat exter
mination. Dr. Pratt, president of the Board
of Health, is very well satisfied with
tho way tho rat and sanitary cam
paign ie being carried on in the Ha
makua district, and he thinks that
when noxt ho pays a visit to Hawaii
ho will find much mprovement all
WHENCE CAME GOODS.
Of tho $21,017,747 worth of domes
tic merchandise of all kinds Imported
into Hawaii during the calondar year
1911, $14,D93,9CC worth was shipped
from San Francisco; $4,039,003 worth,
from Now Yor'c, and $3,079,403 worth
from Puget Sound ports.
Telephone 2365 Star Business
John Hughe.3, with A. M. Drown, Wil
liam Thompson, Chief of Detectives
McDufflo and John Lucas to secure
tho necessary details as to tho con
ducting the work. The committco
called upon Spencer Bowen of tho
Men's League in their quest, and tho
suggestion was then made that tho
various social and religious clubs
unite on the matter in order to make
such action as might be taken more
As a result a committee composed
of George Davles, representing tho
Church Club, Spencer Bowen for tho
Men's League, and John Hughes for
tho Elks, was selected to draft a plan
for a general organization to aid the
Tho plan as formulated Ifl covered
briefly in four paragraphs as follows:
"That a central committee bo ef
fected for tho purposo of greater ef
ficiency, economy and non-duplication.
"That this central committee shall
consist of an elected or appointed rep
(Continued on Page Eight.)
ders for any or all of the vast amount
that is needed. Bids will bo received
also in Honolulu, and opened simul
taneously with those at San Fran-'
Cisco, on the first of next month.
Among the materials specified for
the different posts in Hawaii are the
following: Four hundred and ninety
three thousand pounds bran, 8,077,000
pounds hay, 5,799,000 pounds oats and
1,793,500 pounds of bedding.. !
Most of this material will have to
be brought here from tho Coast, and
it Is sufficient to mako cargoes for'
several large steamers.
The specifications also call fori
G5.000 pounds of panlcum grass, nnd '
will accept rice straw or dried cane
tops for bedding; and these products '
may he supplied locally.
Land Commissioner Tucker paid a
flying visit to Kawailo Beach today.
Ho Is deeply Interested in tho matter
of a road that should lead to tin
homesteads on tho beach. It scorns
that thoro has been considerable
trouble with regard to tho right of
way through soino private property
that is situated mauka of the lots.
The land commissioners will go
over tho matter with the representa
tive of tho owners, and soino agree
ment may be come to soon.
Homestead matters generally are
keeping Commleioner Tucker busy, as
there aro lots on all the Islands tint
aro to bo selected in tho near future.
ALLEGED FIEND ARRESTED.
As the result of a hearing In tho
juvenile court yesterday afternoon a
Chlneso named Chan Hang Wo, pro
prietor of a restaurant In tho tene
ment nt tho corner of King and Alapal
streets, Is under arrest, charged with
tfio ravishment of threo littlo Hawaii
nil girls, tho eldest of whom is thir
teen years old. The girls told Judge
Whitney that the Chinaman paid for
thoir vlrtuo with free lunches, hair
ribbons, candy and a littlo money.
Office. The Largest Daily Paper in The Territory second edition.
A National Park, to include the
niarvelously beautiful Waimea Canon,
and the wonderful Na Pall section of
the Island of Kauai, is a plan which
will probably be presented to Secre
tary of the Interior Fisher, should that
official finally pay his long Impending
visit to Hawaii. This scheme, as
veil as tho taking over of the vol
cano ot Ivilauea by the National Gov
ernment, are matters of considerable
Importance, since both of these fea
tures may well bo classed as among
the wonders of the world.
Tho Waimea Canyon and most or
the north side of the Garden Island,
which abounds In the magnificent
rugged scenery that has been de
clared by artists to exceed In beauty
even the great canyon of the Colo
rado, and to throw tho Yosemlte Val-
i , . r n-ilr i . . i . i .
. ley ui itiiuui uiu. uumpieiuiy in uie
shade, Is at present owned by the Ter
ritory. The land is mostly in forest,
and is either under lease or la held
as forest reserves. The leased lor
tlons are for the most part held as
(Continued on page Four)
Following a meeting of tho boys'
work committco at tho Y. M. C. A.
today, the announcement was made
that plans are In course ot prepara
tion for putting a thoroughly equipped
playground on tho Boys' Field at Kv
uluwela. While Director Loomis said
this morning that all tho details have
not been completed, arrangements
have already been made to securo a
man thoroughly familiar with the
work to take chargo of the play
ground. Equipment will also be installed in
addition to that already on tho
ground, and quite a sum of money
will bo expended in making the play
ground one of tho best in the country.
LET OUT EARLY
In tho police court this morning Fe
liclta and Mary Davis, charged with
maintaining a disorderly house, were
given a suspended sentence for thir
Okamoto, charpod with common
nuisance, also had sentence susnended
'for a term of thirteen months.
h. XMamoKuena, cnargeu with ma
jlicious Injury, was fined $20 and costs.
Defendant tore a page out of a book
I of accounts belonging to a Chinaman.
THE LIBERTY IS
The Honolulu Amusement Company
has filed a claim in tho circuit court
against tho Liberty theater for dnni-j
ages in tho sum of a thousand dollars
for tho lose, of tho services of "Dion-'
die" Robliuon during tho timo he was'
enjoined, on petltlou of tho Liberty,
from appearing at tho Bijou. The Ho
nolulu Amusement Company also asks
for counsel fees and tho taxation of j
other costs. '
HONOLULU, HAWAII, THURSDAY.
O (Special Cablegram to the Star.) j
O WASHINGTON, April 18. George Fairchlld gave good testimony O
O for Hawaiian sugar today before the Finance Committee of the Sen- O
O ate. The hearings will close on Saturday and the majority report O
O will be averse to free sugar. BRECKONS. O
(Special Cablegram to the Star.)
Washington, April 18. Secretary
Fisher will visit Hawaii at an indefinite
date, but not before July.
. HACKFELD I
Competing against heavy odds, a lo
cal firm has succeeded in landing a
contract for furnishing Uncle Sam's
soldiers in the Philippines with ?'
000 pounds of high grade ICona coffee
The b!dn were openod locally and in
San Francisco on .Monday, and II.
Hackfeld &. Company has been notl
fled of thp acceptance of Its bid ol
24 4 cents per pound.
Considerable elation ia felt in local
business elides, over tho fact that a
local firm wns able to land tho con
tract, which is likely to be but the
first of monthly contracts of slmllai
amount to be awarded Indellnltely.'
While the contract amounts in dollars
and cents to less than $8500, 1 Is hop
ed that It is but the entering wedge
lor a very largo voluzno oi Army
LAND THE 0
ROBERT HORNER ROLDS
No less than threo rather Important
cases aro being wound up In tho
courts today, each of them after a
trial lasting from four dujs to several
In Judgo Koblnson's court tho final
testimony in tho cr.se of Horner ver
sus Horner was being put on this
morning. Hobert Horner, tho defend
ant in tho'cuse, was still on tho stand,
under rigid orcws-exnmtnatlon at tho
hands of Frank Thompson.
Robert Horner, In reply to a scries
of rapld-flro questions, stated that ho
had considered thato the agreement
that has figured so prominently in tho
trial bound hit brother Albert in tho
not bind him. In othor words, Albert
could not legally buy moro stock of
ICukclau plantation without dividing
It among tho other momhciYJ of J. M.
Horner-& Sons, nor could ho sell any
of his holdings to an outsider without
first offering it to tho othor heirs, In.
plnding Albort himsolf. But Hobert
considered that, legally, at any rate,
APRIL 18. 1012
CONTRACT FOR COFFEE
While tho other bids aro not avail.
fblo it Is stated that several largo
films In San Francisco, and also some
Filipino firms, wore close competitors
tor the contract. Tho thing which
puts local bidders at a disadvantage
is the fact that the coffee has to bt
delivered In 25-pound square tins
Tllnnn ...... . .... .. 1 1 . .. 1 . ..
" tuna lauijui. uu mane in me
islands at present, but must be
brought from tho Coast, nnd tho heavy
freight on th emjity containers very
materially cuts into the profits. If
tho business can be held here, how
ever, it Is practically certain tbnt ar
rangements will bo made to have tho
cans manufactured locally.
it is quite possible that the size of
the contract will increaso in tho fu
turo. Tho bid at this time called for
30,0000 pounds, while tlie contract was
let for I5.',000i
UNBOUND BI PACT
ho could buy or sell as he pleased.
Robert explained this by .laying that
tho agreement was never recorded
and that ho himself did not sign It.
Albert did sign it and Hobert there
fore considered his brother bound by
It is expected that the Introduction
ot testimony will bo concluded today
and that tho caso will go to argument
tomorrow or as floon ns the attorneys
shall bo ready to argue.
Plllpo vs. Scott.
In Judgo Cooper's court tho assump
sit caso of Esther Plllpo and others
versus Nottlo M. Scott, which has
bqpn on trial for .soveral days, was
bolng argued this morning. Tho
plaintiffs nro suing tho dofondant for
something liko $1100. As tho caso Is
bolng tried Jury waived, It U Impossi
ble to predict when Judgment will bo
An Alibi In Question.
In tho federal court tho case of Sal
(Continued on Pago Eight.)
IT IS REPORTED AT WAHIAWA THAT ALFRED EAMES AND HIS
DAUGHTER BESSIE WERE ON THE ILL-FATEf TITANIC.
W. L. HOPPER WAS QUOTED AS SAYING THAT MR. EAMES AND
HIS DAUGHTER WERE COMING HOME ON THE TITANIC. STAR RE
PORTERS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE, AS YET, TO GET IN TOUCH'WITH
ALFRED EAMES JR., AT WAHIAWA ONLY KNOWS THAT HIS
FATHER AND SISTER WERE ABOUT RETURNING.
LATER: MR. HOPPER WAS SEEN AT 2:40. HE DENIED THAT
HE HAD ANY SPECIAL ADVICES AND SAID:
"YESTERDAY AFTERNOON I HEARD FROM MR. TEMPLETON AT
WAHIAWA, STATING THAT MR. EAMES' SON THOUGHT HIS FA
THER AND SISTER MIGHT POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN ON THE TITANIC.
THAT IS ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT."
THE CABLE REPORT
(Associated Press Cables to the Star.)
NEW YORK, April 18. The steamer Carpathia will probably reach
port at one o'clock Friday morning.
Tho lack of details about passengers rescued is explained by the fact
that tho wlrelosB operator Is exhausted. J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of tho
White Star company, is a survivor. The hopeless cases are those of Straus,
Stead, Widener, Butt, Astor with Thayer doubtful.
Secretary MacVeagh has Instructed a cutter io take the Senate com
mittee on board for a preliminary investigation.
Chairman Ismny will bo summoned to Washington.
WASHINGTON, April iS.-Tho commerce committee has appointed a
sub-committee of seven, looking to the uso of an international probe for-tho
NEW YORK, April IS. The Carpathia will bo at the dock at nlno
this evening. She has wirelessed for 250 coffins. She' says that many
dead aboard but does not givo tho number,
REFUSE THE DEMANDS.
NEW YORK, April 18 Tho operators of the railroads east of Chicago
and north of Norfolk refuse the demands of tho locomotive engineers.
BOMBARDING THE TURKS.
LONDON,1 April 18. Italian warships have begun a bombardment
tho Dardenellcs. One warship has been danfaged by the return lire.
TRAGIC FIGHT WITH SOLDIERS.
IRKUTSK, Siberia, April IS. One hundred nnd seven gold-miners havo
been killed and eighty wounded in a fight with Russian soldiers.
ROSEDALE, Miss., April 18. 'Hie new break In the Mississippi loveo
makes 25,000 people homeless. 4
REFINED CLIMBING UP .
NEV YORK, April IS. All refined sugars havo risen llvepotnts. .
Morning Cable- Report on Pago Two.
WILL TAKE NO CHANCES ON RABIES
The question of whether or not n
small poodle dog, that Is detained on
the Wllhelmlna and not allowed to'
land .should bo made an exception of
In regard to tho quarantine law, was
put up to Oovcrnor Frear by Dr. Nor-
gaard, territorial veterinarian. The
governor decided that tho matter was '
up to tho board or agriculture, and j
that body at onco found that no ex
ceptions were provided for In th0 law. '
and that none, would be mndo In ro- j
gard to tho poodle. Rabies Is &ald to'
exist in San Francisco, and no possl-
bio chanco of the disease being allow
ed Into Hawaii will i)0 taken.
That frugality and industry .hnrac
torlse the majority of tho Immigrants
.who come to tho Islands to work. In
mndo npparont by tho fact that Dr.
Victor S. Clark Is constantly rccolv
Ing sums of money from Immigrants
who ask him to forward tho money to
thoir relatives in Europe. Only this
morning Dr. Clark opened a letter In
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lain. 24h.. Sam. .37.
Governor Frear had a conferenco
with Dr. Victor Clark ana . soveral
others interested in immigration mat
tes, this morning. Tho new lot of
Immigrants that arrived In the Harpa
Hon woro discussed, and tho -now3
that thoro wns very little disease
among thorn was received with groat
Tho governor also took up soino
land matters with Commissioner
Tucker, who had made a speedy re
turn from tho othor side of tho Pall.
Soveral matters wore discussed. Mr.
Tucker reported progress on many de
tails ot his department.
his early mall, containing $C0 which
had been sontMilm by a rocont arrival
who wanted tho money sont to hla
mother In Spain.
"1 havo received other amounts for
tho same purpose, recently." M,i n,-
Clark, "nnd it Is a good indication of
tho character of the pooplo who nro
Tho Anti-Saloon Ixniguo will hold
Its annual mouting In. Cooko Hall nt
four-o'clock this., aftornoon. Reports
will bo road by tho retiring officers
on tho work accomplished during tho
year and officers will bp elected for
tho ensuing term.
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