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HONOLULU, HAWAII, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1912.
Plav to Hurt
That Honolulu Is to bo the loser
through a blow Intended to embarrass
Governor Frear and to discredit his
administration, Is the belief of a num
ber of persons who have been look
ing into Uio circumstances surround
ing the report submitted by the spe
cial sanitation commission, some ten
Whether or not this is so, some of
tho things that led to this conclusion,
In the first j)lace it was generally
understood that the sanitation com
mission, authorized by tho last legis
lature, should go fully into the matter
of improving the general sanitary con
dition of Honolulu, and should sub
mit Its report before tho first of Jan
uary, 1012, In such form that the leg
following is the fifth monthly re
port, being that for March, of W. 31.
G'ffard, director of fruitfly control, to
tho commissioners of agriculture and
-During the past month tho work of
inspection and destruction of Infested
fruits has continued on the lines pre
viously explained. The mango sea
son Is now fairly advanced and the
inspection and gathering of fallen
fruits are giving both householders
and Inspectors much work. This also
applies to kamanl and other large
In the police court this morning
Feter Hollerson, drunk, was fined ?G
nnd costs, and Uyeno, drunk, was tin
eJ just half -that amount.
LI So Chin, charged with going of
fensively armed, waived examination
nnd was committed for trial.
Ho was arrested at two in the
morning near River and Pauahl
streets, carrying on his person a
sheath knlve, a file stiletto, and a
piece of gas pipe into which had been
fitted a wooden handle.
W. Mahaulu, charged with assault
nnd hnttorv nn n nnllrr nfllopi- wna'
fined $15 and costs.
Ludwig, charged with assault and
battery on a Portngueso woman, for
"This Is tho last day of tho great
est religious conference ovor hold In
Amorlca," remarked General Secretary
Paul Super of tho Y. M. C. A. this
morning. "Tho conference to which
I alludo is tho Christian Conservation
Congress which has been In session
for the paBt fow days In Cartug.o
Hall, Now York City. It Is ono which
will leave a lasting impression and
its work will prove of tho greatest
practical value in the bdentiflc teach-
RUSSIAN IS CRAZED BY THE TITANIC
islature, to be called Into special ses
sion, might readily enact the reme
dial legislation suggested.
The report, however, was not forth
coming until nearly four months aft
er the appointed time, and when It
was finally presented was simply a
very voluminous collection of data,
without any formulated bills which
could bo presented for passage by the
lawmaking body. In fact some who
have looked over the report declare
that it bears the marks of having
been brought to a close prematurely.
How the Delay Hurts.
Although, so far as Is known, tho
Governor has not mado any statement
concerning the matter, it is under
stood that ho is sorely disappointed.
Ho had hoped to have a report car
(Continued on Page Five.)
trees bearing fleshy seeds, which aro
badly attacked by the fruit fly.
Excepting In areas devoted to veg
etable gardens, general conditions, as
a whole, are more satisfactory than
might have been expected at this
fceason of the year. At th0 beginning
of the campaign inspection work In
cluded tho areas In vegetables, which
wcro generally attacked by melon fly
and as a result many of tho Orion-
talb were prevailed upon to gather
and destroy their Infested vegetables.
Since tliQ mango season 'has come In,
however, the Inspectors aro obliged
lo devote all of their time to Medi
terranean fruitfly work and tho veg
etable gardens are again in bad
shape in so far as melon fly is con
cerned. It is a difficult matter to
make tho Asiatic understand why he
should not "plow In" his infested veg
etables instead of burning them thor
oughly. I am pleased to report that so far
the mango has not shown as bad In
festation of the Mediterranean fruitfly
as It did last season. Many of the
fruits are damaged by fungus and aa
a result of fermentation aro attacked
by species of small vinegar files.
These lately only attack fruit In a
rotting or fermenting condition.
Whilst tho majority of household
erb show a marked willingness to co
operate in the work of "clean cul
ture," there aro very many who ap
pear Irritated at the continual calls
of Inspectors. These latter household
ers apparently do not appreciate tho
fact that If they kept their premises
free of ripe or Infested fruits, there
would bo little occasion for continued
lnr pectlon1. As a whole, nowever, most
of tho residents nro pleased to have
(Continued on Pago Eight.)
YORK CLOSES TODAY
iuu of Christianity."
Tlio Congress Is tho capstone of tho
Men and Religion Forward Movemont.
It could bo woll styled a great coun
cil of war of tho churches of North
Amorlca In which the religious prob
lems pf tho present day were con
frontop and discussed.
Tho Congress was addressed at dif
ferent1 tlmos, not only by tho coun
try's greatest religious workers, bu'
by mfn prominent in their profes
"yontlnued on Tago Eight.)
o o o o
O Yestorday's mail brought the
O glad tidings to Mrs. Ray H.
O Leach, of Alewa Heights, that
O her sister, Mrs. Sylvia Cald
O well, together with her hus
O band and .son, had been r.mong
O the rescued of tho ill-fated TI
O tanic's pas&engcrs.
O A. F. Caldwell, a missionary
O In Slam, waB returning with
O his family on a furlough, and
O had sailed by tho Titanic from
O Southmr.pton. Mrs. Leach had
O not seen her sister for a num
O ber of years, and then In her
O former homo In Colorado
O Springs, Col. While she know
O that they were about to return
O from Slam, she did not know
O that they were aboard the TI
CS tanlc, or In fact that they had
O started for home, and hence
O she was spared the days of
O anxiety of so mniy hundreds
O who knew that their loved
O ones had started on the fateful
It will be impossible longer to
chronicle the cdventures of "Flossie,"
In quarantine, the pink-nc.ied Jap
anese poodle, tho ownership of
which has been erroneously attributed
to Mrs. George M. Pullman. "Flossie"
has furnished much food for gossip,
and has been forced to stand'for a
number of stories concerning her ca
reer since she arrived in the good
ship Wilhelmlno. No later than this
morning she was pictured ns reclining
on costly Turkish rugs nnd attended
by a faithful handmaiden, while en
during the three months In quaran
tine Imposed on dogs from tho main
land. She 'has also been pictured as
tailing back and forth between Hllo
and Honolulu to avoid quarantine,
aud the namo of Mrs. Pullman has
been wrongfully injected into "Flos
slo's" log book as her owner, much
to the chagrin of Mrs. Pullman.
It Is only necessary now to stato
that, aside from two or three days
when she first arrived, "Flossie" has
not been in quarantine, but has been
in devoted attendance on ber mU
tress, .Mrs. Wilbur.
"Flosslo" trotted up Fort street this
morning as a member of Mrs. Pull
man's party, and It wasn't her first
trip along that thoroughfare. For the
benefit of those who wish to look
upon the "kike" which has been given
so much publicity, It may be stated
that If they see what appears to bo
a mlnkskln muff perambulating along
tho sidewalk at the end of a strap,
they view "Flossie."
As to the manner In which "Flos
slo" broke quarantine deponent say
Land Oommlsionor Tucker returned
from Hana, Maul, tnls morning, and
ho reports that all is woll In that dis
trict. Ab soon as ho reached town
and visited his ofllco, tho commis
sioner had a conference with tho gov
ernor. Tho mauka homestead lots near
liana were discussed and something
will bo done about them very soon.
Joshua Tucker is known from ono
end ' of 'the Islands to tho other and
ho. meets frlendB everywhere ho goes.
" aos.sTIE."rJCf clone Thompson
When the claims of the property
owners Who will be affected by tho
extension of Dlshop street and the
closing of Union street, as proposed,
arc opened in tho circuit court this
evening or tomorrow, they are likely
to cause somo surprise. '
Tho Intimation that the prices ask-'
ed will be high comes from tlw tact
that some of tho largest owners who
formerly wore willing to consider the
extension, are now actively opposed'
to it and Instead prefer to see Union1
New Assessments Boom Values.
Another reason why values will bo
steep is from the fact that the as
sessment rate for tax purposes h.-.-.
lately been, boosted on most of this
property '."Over twice what It stood at1
previously' In speaking on this phaso j
un his way Home
GOES TO DEFEND MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE THINKS PORKY FLYNN
HAS MAKINGS OF A CHAM PION HUGHIE MEHEGAN
WOULD GIVE WOLGAST A TUSSLE.
"Cyclone" Johnny Thompson, claim
cm to the world's middleweight title,
nnd ring veteran of fifteen years, Is
u passenger aboard tho S. S. Maran.n
en route to the States.
"1 am going back to defend my
claim to tho middleweight title," said
Thompson this morning, "which title
I earned bv defeating Papke, tho hold
er." Thompson has been In the Anti
The appointments of two clentiaU
ns representatives of tho Territorial
board of agriculture nnd forestry,
. were confirmed at n meeting of that
body this morning,
t Do E. Silvestri. of Porticl, Italy, is
tho scientific explorer who la commis
'sloncd to look for a parasite for tho
'Mediterranean fruitfly and for the cot
'ton bollworm, in Africa,
O. II. Swezey, of tho Hawaiian Su
gar Planters' Association experiment
station force, who Is at present spend
ing a vacation in Now Zealand, Is given
an honorary commir.-jion to investi
gate tho Insects of that country which
might bo beneficial or Injurious to hor
ticulture In Hawaii.
President Giffard of tho board re
ported that the work of combating the
fruitfly Is being carried on In a sys
tematic manner, and a number of new
Inspectors hnvo been commissioned in
tho different lslamta. Mr. Giffard ox
pects to leavo for Hawaii early next
month for tho purposo of getting In
touch with tho situation In certain dis
tricts, more intimately than he has
boon ablo to do heretofore.
Tho cultures brought from Maul,
supposed to contain tho destructive
insect, havo not yet had tlmo to do
volop into files, ,30 that It Is not cer
tain yot that tho Valley IbIo has be
come Infested by tho pest Mr. GIf
fard, however, believes it extremely
of tho matter this mprnlng, William
U'oltors, who owns a frontage on
Union street of some 100 feet, said-
"About a year ago I bought a four
fifths interest in tho Monsarrat prop
erty on the South side of Union
fctreet for the purpose of protecting
my frontage In caee Union street
was closed, and paid $10,000 for 1L
This was more than the assessed va
luation at that time. Now tho tax
nsscBsor has placed a value of $211,000
nn that property. Naturally I shall
have to make my claim higher than
I did before."
Owners Will Fight.
Mr. Wolters did not say what
amount ho Is asking for this and his
ether frontage on the street. He did
elate, however, that he t-3 now oppos
(Contlnuod on I'ago Five.)
podes for four months and has battled
under contract to Hugh Mcintosh of
whom ho speaks In terms of unstint
Ho looks very well nnd states that
ho Is fighting better than he ever did.
Eighteen months ago ho was boxIiiK
us a Ilghtweluht.
Thompson fought four times In Aus
(Continued on Pago Five.)
Two cases set for trial In the Unit
va States district court Wcro nolled
this morning by Deputy United States
District Attorney Bitting. Ono was
that of tho United States versus Ar-j
thur Horner, accused of seduction,
tho crime being alleged to have been
committed on a federal reservation.
Horner ngreed to take caro of the
child that was tho fruit of the offense,
and there were other considerations
that led tho prosecuting officers to
withdraw tho charge.
Tho other case was that of Daniel
I. Nichols, a teamster who was
charged with having committed an as
snult at Fort Shatter. This caso was
nailed becauted the principal wit
nesses aro now on tho mainland and
the prosecution saw no probability of
obtaining a conviction.
Tho federal court adjourned until
next Saturday morning.
Tho assumpsit caso of tho Water
houso Trust Company versus John D.
Paris ia still on "rial in Judgo Coop
Thoro wcro no proceedings of any
Kind in Judgo Robinson's court this
morning. Judgo Whitney is still en
gaged with tho trial of tho contested
divorce suit that startol yesterday.
II. II. Williams has filed a petition
for letters of administration of tho es
tnto of F. L. Whlttaker, tho soldier
who committed aulcldo a fow days
ago. Tho petition shows tho estato
to bo worth $105.
BY A CRAZED
(Associated Press Cables to the Star.)
SPOKANE, April 24. Edward H. Itothrock, city editor of the Chroni
cle, was today shot and killed In his offlco by Itlchard Aleck, a Russian
luborer, who had been crazed by the Titanic disaster.
OUR DAILY POLITICS.
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., April 24. The four delegates at large wcro in
structed for Taft,
CONCORD, N. H., April 24.T.Ut Is leading In the New Hampshire
primaries by 3000. The total-vote is 30,000.
TACOMA, Wash., April 24. The Democratic primaries aro a tie be
tween Clark and Wilson.
BLEW UP BANK VAULT.
MIDLAND, Ark., April 24. Four strangers blew up tho vault of a lo
cal bank today and took $8000. After a tight of two hours with tho citi
zens they escaped with their booty. t...
SOUTHAMPTON, April 24. Three
Olympic, sister -ship of tho Titanic, struck and deserted five minutes before
Balling, declaring that the collapsible lifeboats were unseaworthy.
NO WOMAN SUFFRAGE IN ALASKA.
WASHINGTON, April 25. Woman suffrago in Alaska has been de
feated by the Houso in a tie vote on tho Mann amendment to tho Alaskan
homo rule bill.
HARVESTER TRUST HOLDS ON. ,V" ", t
- WASHINGTON, April ,24. It is understood that negotiations for -tbW'
dissolution by tho government of tho harvester truet havo failed.
BATTLE IN MEXICO.
TUCSON, Ariz., April 24. In a battle at Cullacan, Mexico, the rcbel'dc
fenders were defeated In tho first engagement.
Morning Cable Report on pr.ge Ten)
Twenty-teven young Spaniards left
Bachelors' Hall at the Immigrant sta
tion yesterday for employment on va
rious plantations about the Islands.
Tho remainder of 1C2 young men
landed aro anxious to go out, but aro
awaiting their relatives who are still
held In quarantine and to get posses
sion of their effects which havo not
nil been received at tho station.
CITIZEN PASSES AWAY IN SLEEP
Dr. Charles T. Rodgers, one of ti
oldest American resident:! of Hono
lulu, passed away in his sleep it an
curly hour this morning. For soiue
time past, being in feeblo condition
ftom age, ho had been staying in t jig
homo of Mrs. A. A. Montano, Manna
alloy. A Japanese man, who wait
ed on him, called him this morniug
and receiving no answer informed tho
family of the fact. On his room be
ing entered the doctor was discovered
as revealing no sign of animation, nnd
Dr. Baldwin being summoned pro
nounced life extinct in him.
Dr. Rodgers came to Honolulu In
1875 nnd almost from tho tlmo of his
arrival took an active interest in af
faire in tho Islands. Ho wns secre
tary of tho Provisional Government
for ono term, served as United States
consul horo and was long associated
with educational matters, sorvlng for
a number of years with tho board of
education. He wns at ono time con
nected with tho health department
and was a trustee of tho Honolulu
library up until his death.
Tho lamented gontlomnn was a flu
cut writer and ofton contributed, in
tho reform lights of the eighties, both
to tho editorial nnd local columns of
tho local papers. In 1S80 ho was act
ing editor of tho Advortlser, during
tho nbsenco of Henry N. Castlo In Ger
many. Dr. Rodgora was a monibor of
tho Social Sclonco Club, a literary or
ganization of llmltod membership.
Dr, Rodgers was a prominont Odd
hundred firemen and' greasers on tho
But ono Russian, of tho thirty-six
originally at the station, has gone to
a plantation. Several have announced
their Intention of going at somo fu
ture time, and others aro wandering
nbout tho city. Two Russlnns an
nounced their Intention this morning
of taking out first cltizenthip papers
with a view to acquiring homesteads
on one or other of tho Islands.
Fellow, having been a membor of tho
orner. It is stated, for flfty-threo years.
According to his friends, ho would
havo celebrated his sovcnty-Elxth
birthday next month.
Tho funeral of Dr. Rodgers will bo
held from Odd Fellowa' Hall tomor
row afternoon at three o'clock and ho
will bo burled with the rites of tho
order of which ho had been a member
for so many years. Tho members ot
tho local lodge havo been requested
to attcriU tho funeral services in a
Mrs. Rodgers died a number of
years ago, and so far as known, Dr.
Rodgers leaves no relatives.
BY GOOD LUCK
A. W. Eames nrrived in Now York
this morning, accompanied by his
It turns out there was good reason
for tho anxiety felt horo, as reported
In tho Star, about tho possibility that
Mr. Eames and daughter wero on
board tho Titanic.
They wero booked for tho ill-fatou
steamer, but did not embark merely
because Mlsa Eames could not mako
traveling connections to catch tho
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