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HONOLULU, HAWAII. MONDAY. APRIL 22, 1012
IS SANITARY COMMISSION'S WORK TO COME TO
Lmd V e1u6
In order to familiarize himself with
tho needs of the district. Governor
Frear spent some time on Saturday
afternoon on Alewa. Heights. The
principal occasion of the trip was to
look Into tho matter of roads; but the
governor also took the opportunity
to look Into the new reservoir, now
practically completed, which will sup
ply water for Kalihl from tho Nuuanu
The reservoir was completed ac
cording to contract, some time ago,
but proved leaky. A lining of con
crete has now been placed on the
bottom, which it Is believed will obvi
ate the difficulty.
High Tax Assessment.
Governor Frear also had opportu
nity to note some of the results of
the Territory's first experiment in
selling on a largo scale city real es
tate. Alewa was opened In the sum
ii n innni o ftoaiMCT i
nil ArrLALd AMINO I
. "So far, there have been no appeals
against the tax assessments," said
Trcasrer Conkllng this morning.
"There may be some filed before the
first of May, of course, but I will have
nothing to do with that."
Regarding the Bishop Estate, which
is going to sbdlvido somo hundreds of
acres at the rear of tho Kamehame-ha
school, tho statement has been made
Basil Splrovitch, now an inmate of
tho immigrant station, erstwhile a
Cossack of the Czar, wears a face that
is childlike and bland but his boots
Ere big and heavy and his temper Is
short. Also he Is jealous of pretty
Madame Splrovitch, the belle of tho
Russian colony at tho station.
Gaspar de Mendoza Is undoubtedly
the Beau Brummel of tho 102 bach
elor Spaniards held in territorial
Quarantine at the station. He is a
handsome youth with curling black
iuoustachlos and a smile that would
melt the heart of a Gorgon.
Now It is the custom of the Splro-
itches to go up town several times
a day, passing along th high fence
of tho enclosure Vhich detains tho
quarantined Spaniards. So Gaspar
had formed tho habit of smiling at
Madame Splrovitch and using his
eyes in a manner which causes tho
heart of Basil Splrovitch to throb with
But ho had overlooked the conduct
of Gaspar do Mendoza until this morn
ing, when, as tho Spirovitches wero
passing tho fence, the hold Gaspar
lightly tossed a bunch of flowers over
the barrier so that they fell at tho
feet of Madame Splrovitch. Enough
for Basil. Tho hot blood of tho Cos
sacks boiled In his veins. With a
cry of rago he threw himself at tho
fenco ana attempted to scalo it. But
his boots provented. Tho big square
toes would not permit of a foothold,
and dropping to tho sidewalk Basil
Spli'fvitch sent a torrent of Russian
compliments toward tho Spaniard
which pounded like a scrambled al
phabet coming over a wireless In
strument. Caspar do Mendoza cowered as tho
mer of 1907, just before Governor
Frear's term of office began. Tho
tract was cut up Into lots averaging
a little over an acre each, and sold at
an appraisement of about ?250 per
acre. No better Idea can be gained
of the rapid development of the tract
than from the fact that tho tax office
has just placed an assessment on tho
district for tax purposes of ?1000 per
Although the price paid by the resi
dents was low compared with present
values, .the success of tho undertaking
was at first problematical. The lots
were sold without any road connec
tions whatever, and no definite pro
vision as to how any could be had.
Nor was there water on tho tract.
Inasmuch as all of the lower lots had
ono year's hona. fide residence as a
(Continued on page four.)
S SO FAR
that this concern owns about one
sixth of the total area of tho whole
territory. It Is also said, while an
enormous amount of this land is
composed of lava flow, there are many
thousand acres of good land owned
i by the Estate. '
Thnt the extra twenty-five millions
added to the assessment of the Ter
ritory will stand good, is the opinion
of the Territorial treasurer.
OF COSSACK HUBBY
vowelr, and diphthongs hit him. no
essayed a reply in the soft tongue ot
his native land but his words wo o
massacred before they ever reached
the victim. Gaspar de Mendoza fled.
Then Basil Splrovitch turned the
current of bis language on his wife.
Dauntlessly she replied In kind, Tn
electrical effect was terrific, sounding
like the sputtering of half a hundred
broken live wires. Finally tho vocal
battle died down. Basil Splrovitch
picked up the offending flowers, and
taking his wife by tho hand went to
tho dock's edge and dropped the tok
en into tho bay.
As a result of Gcspar do Mendoza'
flirtatious overtures, tho Spirovitches
now use another street in coming up
town but Mrs. Splrovitch has a gor
geous new kimono which she wears
proudly on the thoroughfares of the
city, for, of course, Basil was to
KInlmatsu Kojlma has been granted
a dlvorco from MIyamo Kojlma on
the grounds of adultery and extreme
Tho trial of the dlvorco suit of Mi
riam Lewis versus Davo Lewis Was
l-egun in Judge Whitney's court trite
morning. This Is the cnno In which
tho llbellant claims n common law
Tho assumpsit case of C. A. An
diews versus Chlcamura, appealod
from tho district court of Walalua,
was called in Judge Cooper's court
this morning. Tho plaintiff, however,
was not present and W. T. Rawlins,
attorney for the defendant, moved for
a dismissal, which was granted.
J. M. Camara has been nppolnted
administrator of tho estate of Maria
Lindo, late of Oakland, California.
Unwilling to go to any plantations
save those where J.heir friends and
relatives are employed, the thirty-six
Russians at the immigrant stntion are
leading an ldeallc, carefree existence,
wandering about the streets of tho
city, but careful always not to mi33
any meals at the station.
While some of them have been
offered work, they decline to go, bo
cause they aver tho irresponsible
agent In Manchuria who arranged for
their passage was long on promises,
agreeing to everything they nslscti
end predictihg a glorious fulfilment ol
anything they might desire.
As tho local officials had nothing
, to do with the promises they are
permitting the Cossacks to do as they
please until tho immigrants can nuke
up their minds to accept what is of
Chung Nung, the Cnineso accused
of tho rnno, nP twn HMlr. tHrln nnr nf
them less than four years of age, ap
peared before Judge Robinson this
morning and entered a plea of not
guilty. His trial was set for May S.
The case went to the supreme court
on a plea in bar, Attorney Lorrin An
drews, for the defendant, contending
that tho grand jury that Indicted
Chung Nung was Illegally constituted.
This contention, however, was over
ruled by the supreme court and tho
Cheneso will have to stand trial. Con
, Chinese will have to stand trial. CoTT
' c'.eath or imprisonment for life.
Meantime, the two little girls who
were the victims of a human brute
j art in the hospital suffering from a
loiunsome uisease nitegeu 10 nave
been communicated to them by ttieii
The trial of Robert Levy, chargun
v. :th rape, was set by Judge Robinson
this morning for May 2.
Ievy is itho jailor who is accused
of having taken advantage of his offi
cial position to ravish a woman pris
oner. He vigorously protests his in
nocence and claims thnt the charge
against him is tho culmination of a
plot to ruin him.
Abraham Joseph, Indicted by the
grand jury on a charge of burglary
in the second degroe, pleaded not
guilty befoVo Judge Robinson this
In the federal court the trial of
Matsunaga, charged with stealing pro
Missory notes aggregating in face va
lue $1000, was begun. Tho crlmo is
nlleged to have been committed on a
Thoro will bo a meeting of tho
Board of Health on Thursday after
noon next, and at It tho monthly re
ports of Food Commissioner Blan
chard for January, February and
Mnrch will bo presented. Tho reports
show that tho milk supply of Hono
lulu Is above reproach and that, on
tho whole, tho foodstuffs of tho city
aro of a good standard.
Dr. Pratt, president ot tho board,
will also present several matters for
tho approval of tho members.
Health conditions on tho other Is
lands continue to bo good, and tho
roports of tho chief Inspectors nro en
couraging. Bowman, ot Hawaii, Is
personally attending to tho manage
ment of tho rat campaign on the Ha
makua cocst. Good work is being
done, and tho situation ,1s much bet
ter than It was somo tlmo ago,
What will be done with the volum
inous report of the special sanitation
commltslon, after It comes from tho
hands of the printer where It is at the
present ttmo? Will Its recommenda
tions occasion tho cell of a special
session of tho Legislature, or will It
find a snug place In tho bureau of for
It Is understood that the Governor,
who named the commissioners, and to
whom the several reams of report
Were submitted, doesn't know just
what to do with It. It was presumed
that the report would form the basis
of a call for a special session of the
Legis'aturo to enact laws designed to
make effective the recommendations
of tho commission, but unfortunately
the commissioners did not find it con
venient to embody these recommenda
tions In tho form of bills.
This is no small matter, for bills
that would be worth the pap?r they
were written upon on a subject as
Two and a half acres ot land at
Waikiki, practically unimproved were
sold today for $37,500 or about ?15,
000 per acre. Tho property sold was
owned by F. S. Lyman, Jr., and the
purchaser is a wealthy mr.lihini tour
"st, whoso name, however, Is being
withheld for tho present. Tho sale
was made through J. W. Pratt.
The property lies just beyond the
Campbo!l homestead nnd has a front
age of 340 feer on tho bench. How
ever, onl about an aero and a half
Exposure to the wind and sun, duo
to lack of sufficient body covering,
caused tho death of a five-year oil
Filipino during tho Korea's trip from
Manila to Honolulu according to Dr.
W. A. McAllister, surgeon of the Paci
fic Mall liner.
The child and its parents boarded
the Korea at Manila, bound for Ho
nolulu. According to McAllister, the
children of the Filipinos aro never
sufficiently clothed with tho result
that they are uuduly exposed to the
elements when on board ship. In this
Within a few days from now there
should be something doflnlto known
regarding the probability of a special
session of tho legislature.
"Wo should know in a few days
from now about tho special session
matter," said Governor Frear this
morning, whon asked about tho proba
bility of tho lawmakers being called
Tho Governor had a busy morning
today, but most of tho matters at
tended to were about land.
Important os the one in question,
could not bo thrown together by any
body. It would require careful nnd
painstaking work on tho part of a
very capable lawyer or lawyers, and
probably a good deal of Investigation
of what has been done by other com
monwealths In similar Instances. It
would cost probably a good' round feo
to get this work done properly, nnd
who could do It, and would do It, and
where the pay would come from, are
all matters for tho Governor to puzz'o
his brain over. It would bo foolish
to call tho Legislature together with
no bills prepared for It to act upon,
for it. would almost rertainlv result
In somo half-baked legislation that
would bo of little or no value.
According to tho opinion expressed
by a man who stands pretty close to
tho executive head of tho government,
tho -commission's report 's remark
able chiefly for its length. "There Is
(Continued on Pago Five.)
can be called beach property, the oth
er aero being on the mauka side of
The gentleman who has purchased
tho place, It Is said, lives in tho East,
and has a winter "homo In southern
California. Ho Intends, however, to
put up a fine home on his new pur
chase and to spend a considerable
portion of the year hero.
"The price seems high," said Mr.
Pratt this morning, "but considering
the price other beach property has
sold for it is really very reasonable."
DAY AHEAD OF TIME
instance, the baby caught cold the
second day out and the cold dovelopcd
Into a severe attack or pnoumonia.
"It is u wonder that tnoro of thorn
do not die," said Or. McAllister.
"They come on board with a couplo
of rags on their backs and make no
attempt at protecting themselves
.gainst changes In the weather. The
children are always the ones who
The Korea managed to gain twenty-four
hours on hor schedule ho
tween Manila and here and conse
quently will get away for San Fran-j
Cisco this afternoon, a day aheau ot
Early this morning, the Korea was
sighted off Koko Head and nt eight
o'clock sho was tied up at the wharf. I
On board aro on hundred and nine-j
ty through passengers, twenty-flvo(
second class nassoncors. and one hun- i
dred and fifty-eight In tho steerage.
Sevoral aro staying over in Honolulu.
In tho hold nro fifteen hundred nnd
twenty-four tons of froight and fifty
sacks of mall. Tho freight consists
of miscellaneous morchandiso such as
cigars, tea and rlco.
Today was Purser Allen's first day
nut nttor an Illness of six weeks' du
ration. Ho has been suffering from
a complication ot lung ailments for
(Continued on Pago Eight.)
(Associated Press Cables to the Star.)
WASHINGTON, April 22. Vlce-f resident Franklin of the International
Mercantllo Marine has admitted Issuing baseless reassurances about tho
Titanic after tho news of the wreck came. He says he attempted to sup
press tho earlier reports to avoid alarm. Ho denies making an effort to
Isolate tho survivors of tho crow of the Titanic.
WASHINGTON, April 22. Mackay-Bennett steamer Bennett wirelesses
that fifty bodies of drowned Titanic People havo been taxen aboard but
some have been burled at sea.
Wants Bodies Searched For.
WASHINGTON, April 22 . Represenfativc Mtrtlno has introduced a
resolution to send a cutter in search of tho bodies of Titanic passengers and
crow that aro. still afloat.
SWEEP OF THE TORNADO.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 22. It Is thought fifteen arc dead In Adams
vlllo and other counties, as n result of the tornado.
CHICAGO, April 22. There are thirty-five dead and two hundred in
jured in Illinois and Indiana because of tho tornado.
WASHINGTON, April 22. Tho S3nate Committee on Naval Affairs
has agreed to authorize an expenditure of $1,000,000 to establish a world
wide navy system ot wireless.
ENGINEER STRIKE ORDERED.
NEW YORK, April 22. Grand Chief Stono announces a striko of loco
motive engineers on fifty roads east
WASHINGTON, April 22. The Senate committee approves tho Cummins
bill providing for an appeal to tho Supreme Court against the reorganiza
tion of tho tobacco trust.
100,000 FLOOD VICTIMS '
NEW ORLEANS, April 22. There are 100,000 victims of tho flood in
three states gathered in state and government camps. , t
ATTACK ON ROOSEVELT.
WASHINGTON, April 22. Representative Campbell made a hitter at
tack on Colonel Roosevelt today.
Morning Cable Report on page Ten)
II COIUCATION BY WIRELESS
Manila Cablenews-Amerlcan, March
2G. With her high power wireless
station acting as a relay, tho new
T. K. K. steamer Shlnyo Maru made
It possible for the cities of Yokohama
and San Francisco, over 6000 miles
apart, to hold communication for sev
eral hours during her trip out from
the Pacific coast
The Chlnyo's wireless apparatus is
UP ON APPEAL
The Orterlc case was submitted in
tho United States district court this
morning. This is an nppeal from th3
notion of tho customs department in,
fining the immigrant steamer ?79G0
for mnny alleged violations of tho'
shipping laws regulating steamships.
Tho Orterlc brought a shipload ofj
Spanish and Portugueso Immigrants
to Honolulu a year or two ago. An
examination of tho condition of the I
vessel was made by federal authori-I
ties and a report was mado to Wash
ington that tho vessel was not pro-j
perly equipped to carry passengers. ,
The secretary of commerce and labor'
investigated tho matter and wrote a
letter In roferonco to it in which he
wns oxtromoly vigorous In his con-
domnation ot conditions aboard the
Attorney Olspu appeared In court j
this morning as tho represontntlvo of :
Thoo. H. Davios & Company, who
wero tho agents for tho Orterlc.
An Investigation ot life-saving
equipment of Intor-island stoamora
and Pacific liners calling bore ' Mil bo
mado by tho merchants' association.
of Chicago, to begin within thlrty-slx
guaranteed to work a distanco of 3200
miles, but on this occasion worked
well up to nearly 4000 miles, and at
no time after leaving San Francisco
was she out of touch with either that
city or Yokohama. San Francisco
was picked up for the purpose of send
ing a message when tho vessel waa
3500 miles out from that port and
(Contlnuea on rago Eight.)
In tho police court this morning M.
Sllva, charged with assault and bat
tery on a Chinaman, was Bont to Jail
for ten days.
Silva is an old offender In this res
pect. Fuglmoto wns fined $5 and costs
for leaving his horse untied In a pub
Joseph Smith, Klra On Tal and W.
McShnne, drunk, wore fined J3 and
It la worthy of note that today's
instance Is tho first of a man namod
Smith having boon arrested in Hono
lulu for drunkenness since tho now
Tho groat family Is, locally anyway,
making quite a roputntlon for sob
rioty. Follpo Pralco, n Filipino from Ewa
Plantation, who has boon acting
queerly of late, was committed to tho
Insane asylum this morning.
ThlB morning's arrests included:
T. Kaneshlyo, opening a barber
shop on Sunday.
Kcola, assault and battery.
J. B. Bannister, drunkenness.