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TIIK HAWAIIAN STAR, MONDAY, MAY 20, 1912.
HE HAWAIIAN STAR
DAILY SBMt -
Dally published evory aftornoon
Entered at tbo Postofflco at Honolulu as second-class mall matter.
SUDSCniPTlON RATES, rAYABLH in ADVANCE.
Dally, anywboro In tbo Islands, por month I ,76
Dally, anywhero In tbo Islands, tbreo montbB 2.00
'Dally, anywhoro In tbo Islands, six months 4.00
Dally, anywhoro In tbo Ialonds, ono year 8-00
Daily, to foreign countries, ono year 12.00
Semi-Weekly, anywhero In the Islands, ono yeer 2.00
Seml-Wookly to Foreign oountrloB, ono year 3-00
Advertising rates supplied upon request.
L. D. TIMMON8 MANAGER
Business Otaco telephone, 2365; postofflco box, 366.
Oceanic Steamship Gompany
Sierra, Sonoma Ventura
SIERRA LEAVE HON MAY 22 SIERRA ARRIVE S. F. MAY 28
SONOMA LEAVE HON.... JUNE 12 SONOMA ARRIVE S. F.. ..JUNE 18
J7ENTURA LEAVE HON JULY 3 VENTURA ARRIVE S. F JULY 9
Rotes from Honolulu to San Francisco: First-class, $65; Round trip,
$110. Cabin with bath, $50.00 oxtra.
Reservations will not bo held later than Forty-Eight hours prior to
the advertised sailing time unless tlckots are paid for in full.
FOH PARTICULARS, APPLY TO
Canadian-Australian JRoyal Mail Steamship Go
Stesxoero of the above line running In connection with the CANADIAlN
PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY, botEeen Vancouver, 0. C, and Sydney,
gt. 8. W., and calling at Victoria, B. C, Honolulu and Auckland, N. Z.
FOR FIJI AND AUSTRALIA. FOR VANCOUVER.
B. 8. WABiMA M....MAY II a B. MAKURA... MAY II
. , MAKURA JUNE 19 S. S. ZEALAND IA JUNE 18
B. 8. ZHALANDIA JULY IT 8. 8. MARAMA JULY 16
0. B. MARAMA AUQ. 14
BALLING AT SUVA, FIJI, ON BOTH UP AND DOWN VOYAGES.
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd., Gei'l Agents
Steamers of th abore company will call at Honolulu and 1t this
girt a or about the dates mentioned bolov:
For tho Orient: For San Francisco.
a. 0. PERSIA MAY 11 S. S. KOREA APR. 23
S. S. KOREA MAY 16 S. S. SIBERIA MAY 7
8. S. SIBERIA , MAY 31 S. 8. CHINA MAY 14
S. S. MAMNCHURIA MAY 21
Will eall at Manila.
For general information apply: to
H. Hackfeld & Co.,
Matson Navigation Cos Schedule, 1912
DIRECT SERVICE BETWEEN BAN FRANCI8CO AND HONOLULU.
Arrive from 8an Francisco. Sail for 8an. Francisco.
8. B. LURLINB MAY 8 S. S. LURLINE MAY 14
B. S. WILHELMINA MAY 14 S. S. HONOLULAN MAY 29
8. 8. HONOLULAN MAY 21 S. S. LURLINE JUNE 11
8. 8. LURLINE JUNE 5 S. a WILHELMINA JUNE IS
B. 8. WILHELMINA JUNE 11
a a Hyades Balls from Seattle for Honolulu direct on or about May 11.
CASTLE & COOKE, LTD.,
American-Hawaiian Steamship Co.
i . . . i
FROM NEW YORK TO HONOLULU, Tia Tehuantepeo, every sixth day.
freight recelTed at all times at the Company's Wharf, 41st Street South
FROM 8EATTLE OR TACOMA TO HONOLULU DIRECT:
8. S. VIRGINIAN TO SAIL ABOUT MAY 25
8. S. MISSOURIAN TO SAIL ABOUT JUNE 5
8. 8. MEXISAN TO SAIL ABOUT JUNE 16
Tot farther Information apply to
H. HACKFELD & CO, LTD, Agents, Honolulu
D. P. MORSE, General Freight Agent
Toyo Kisen Kaisha.
BUamera of the abore Company will call at and tear Honolulu on or
Mnt tbo dates mentioned below n
FOR THE ORIENT: FOR SAN FRANCISCO:
8. S. SHINYO MARU MAY 24 S. S CHIYO MARU MAY 28
8. 8. CHIYO MARU.., JUNE 21 S. S. NIPPOON MARU.... JUNE 18
B. 8. NIPPON MARU JULY 12 8. S. TENYO MARU JUNE 25
8. 8. TENYO MARU JULY 18S. S. CHIYO MARU JULY 1C
Calls at Manila omitting call at Shanghai.
Castle & Cooke, Ltd., Agents
UNION-PACIFIC TRAN8FER CO.
HANDLE YOUR BAGGAGE IT GETS ON THE RIGHT
Office King St., next Young Hutel. Telepnonei 1874 and 1875.
(oxcopt Sunday) by tho Hawaiian Star
U Co., Ltd
Shipping And Waterfront News
L i ...I.
SPECIAL SERVIGEJESSELS COMING
Buffalo Due Tomorrow Morning Busy
Week Ahead on Waterfront Hono
lulan on Wednesday Makura
at Nine o'Clock.
The U. S. steamer Buffalo, that Is at
the present time listed as a sp.u.
orvi boat, will bo en arrival In port
tomorrow morning, according to a
wirelera report received at me imvui
Nothing Is known as yet as to where
tho Buffalo comes from and what she
Is coming to this port tor with the ex
ception of the fact that she was down
at Shanghai and is to take 800 tons
of coal from here.
From this port she will proceed to
Vallejo. Sho Is In command of Com
mander Clarence M. Stone.
Another vessel of the special Bervlce
is the Supply which is expected here
at any time now. Sho Is In command
of Lieutenant Commander Eugene L.
Blsset and Is the station ship at Guam.
It is common talk that she is head
ed this way but for what reason rumor
C. A. BOATS COMING.
The Makura of the C.-A. line Is ex
pected to be off port tomorrow morn
ing about nine o'clock according to a
wlrelosB received. She brings a full
pat.senger list from Australia and
there will bo only a few cabins avail
able at this end.
The Marama, coming from Vancou
ver, Is expected to reach here on Wed
nesday morning. Although there is
nothing known definitely it Is thought
that there will be plenty of room for
people going to Australia. The Ju
venile Boatonians are on board for
here and this will leave a big gap In
the second class accommodation.
HERCULES FOR COAST.
The tug Hercules, that started out
to tow the dredge California to San
Francisco end had to return to port
on account of the tow leaking, left for
the coast yesterday without the
Nothing has been decided as to what
.will be done with the dredge which
Is at the present time lying over near
the railroad wharf.
FACT AND RUMOR.
Being an eagle Is a different '.bing
to thinking you aro one. This re
mark apropos of half a column of "We-
get-the-news" slush that appeared
an evening paper on Saturday.
It appears that In April the Bulletin
made the statement that Captain Co
well might be on tho bridge of the
sjteamer Venjtura when she came
through here on her way to Australia.
Last week the Star made the direct
statement that Cowell Is to be captain.
The Bulletin, following Its usual meth
ods only printed half of what the Star
said and then made a comparison.
To quote a leaf from the Bulletin
It might be reiterated In passing
that If you want facts you must read
RATES ARE HIGH.
The work of unloading the James
Johnson of her lumber cargo is not
going along as fast as would suit her
captain. Ho hopes to get rid of tho
deck cargo either today or early to
morrow morning and will then make
a start on the sticks stored below.
He Is particularly anxious to get
away In good time, for rates on the
Coast are rising rapidly and he feels
that he Is missing a good thing by
waiting about here.
The City Milling Company Is a
heavy importer of lumber Just at tho
present time, the Johnson being the
second vessel consigned to it. within
a few weeks. The E. K. Wood is also
expected to be among the arrivals
within a few days bringing another
load for the same consignee.
WINDS ARE LIGHT.
It Is predicted by those who aro
supposed to know conditions that' the
prevailing winds between tbo Coast
and this port are very light.
This supposition Is based on the
fact that there are a number of wind
jammers overdue at the port and that
tho steamers are reporting line trips
BURNING OF KAIMILOA.
The announcement made that the
Kalmlloa, the lono rello of tbe once
famous Hawaiian navy, is to be burnt
lias been received with great Interest
along tho waterfront and many tales
are being recalled of the famous
cruise when she was tracked across
the vast ocean by the trail of cham
pagne corks she left behind her.
She was towed to Pearl Harbor by
tho James Makeo and would have
been burnt either today or tomorrow,
but It has been learnt that she was
left at the wrong placo and tho fire
must wait until sho enn bo shifted
The Kalmlloa was not originally
christened tho Explorer, as has been
stated in the morning paper, but tho
Firebrick whereby hangs an Iron
ical tale considering her end.
Captain F. D. Walker of Honolulu
Is authority for the statement that
the boat was built originally to carry
firebrick for tho Tay bridge construc
tion work and was named accord
ingly. She was bought by J. T. Arundel,
well-known here from many visits, on
ono of which be delivered a lecture,
and placed by him in his South Seas
guano and trading enterprise. He
named her tho Explorer under which
name he sold her to the Gibson gov
ernment here, which converted aer
rig from schooner to bark and fitted
her up as a man-of-war for tho no
torious Samoan mission. After, her
naval career the Inter-Island compa
ny bought her, to which she became
a white elephant.
Inspector Calvert of tho harbor
master's office has taken aennlte
steps against tho spilling of gasoline
on the docks and Into tbe harbor.
On Saturday afternoon he arrested
a Japanese who was running tho fluid
from tho dock to tho waiting boat
per medium of a hose which allowed
the gasoline to leak Into the harbor.
This morning Calvert presented his
side of the matter in the police court
and the Japanese was fined $10 and
LUKA AWAY TODAY? '
Once more tho announcement has
been made that the little 'schooner
Luka in which Father Kougler Is to
cruise the" South Seas' will get away
Most of tho waterfront is from Mis
souri about the date of her sailing,
however, as the announcement has
been made several times already.
If sho gets away today It will be
some time during the evening accord
ing to the best authorities.
THINK WAS ED. SEWALL.
The ship reported ns being the
Frye and which was supposed' to
come Into port yesterday is now
thought to be-tho Edward Sewall
which left Kahului and should have
been sighted about this time. i
. The general opinion Is that the
Sewall made the passage through tho
Molokai channel and took a tack that
would carry her clear of the islands.
No sign has been seen-of the vessel
HONOLULAN ON WEDNESDAY.
Contrary (o the general expectations
the steamer Honolulan will not reach
port until Wednesday morning, accord
ing to a wireless message received
by Castle & Cooke this morning.
The mossage states that the Hono
lulan was 730 miles off port at eight
o'clock last night and will dock at the
Hackfeld wharf on arrival.
She brings fifty-aeven ' patvsengors
and 338 sacks of mall, forty-three W.
F. X. matter, five automobiles and 1600
tons of general cargo for this port.
I For Kahului she has 643 tons and for
Kaanapall forty-two tons.
Sho has eight patsengers and thirty-
throa ttniilfo .. J i i ...
......w o.,wno ui niiui to connect with
tho Canadian-Australian steamer Ma
rama that leaves on Wednesday.
SCORES MERCHANT MARINE.
LONDON, May 8. Tho strange fact
developed today that not a' single ves
sel flying the, Stars and Stripe a--(
rived on tho Thames from foreign
i i.orts since a year ago yestordav.
j In view of the above paragraph t ie
following article Is particularly Inter
. "Outside of elaborate rulings as to
life preservers, boats and life rafts
( our (United States) Inspection of pas
f.enger vessels is a ludicrous farce,
. and few of tho steamers built In this
country could pass the British Board
of Trade Inspection for a passengers'
, certificate. It is within the knowl
. edge of all competent navigators arid
naval architects that no nation is so
I lax as ours In allowing vessels to car
j ry passengers which, structurally, are
, nothing better than floating coffins."
j These remarkable and arresting
. sentences, as well as tbo rest of dii
jatllclo which appears In Shipping I!
lustrnted, of Now York, emphasize a
lwlnt of vlow which, In tho criticism
of tho Whlto Star lino and tho Brit
ish Board of Trade, which has gono
up from tho other side of tho line, has
been overlooked. Tbo nrtlclo, cfter
remarking that tho effoct of tho Ti
tanic disaster In tho United States,
by roaBon of tho faked accounts In
tho yellow press, has been to destroy
tho sonso of common understand
ing and causo a stato of hysteria
which finds no echo in Washington,
"For Instanco at tho present time,
nothing In our lawB calls for n steam
er to have a doublo bottom. In the
matter of bulkheads our law calls for
threo, no matter how small or how
large tho ship Is, and In a ship of two
or more decks the bulkheads need not
come to the main decks, thereby leaA--ing
tho 'tween decks without bulk
head, so that In the event of a vessel
.listing, the water may flow into any
r.nrt of the ship. No provision Is
made for scantlings, so that a large
ship, ir merely built to comply with
cur laws, is no better than brown pa
per. No provision is mad or for a load
line, while as to compasses, chronome
ter ratings and other nlds to naviga
tion, our laws exhibit the greatest un
concern. No large ship, carrying up
ward of 2000 souls, was over given
lifeboat equipment to talto care of
everyone. No country demands It,
and with the present Bystem of large
deck "spaces for passengers' uses such
an equipment could never bo Installed
within the space left vacant. Steam
ship companies havo vied with each
other in excelling the most stringent
requirements of the law as regards
Ufc-savlng appliances and It Ib to the
credit of our Amorlcan companies es
pecially, that given the power to op
crate vessels no better than floating
death traps, they have provided ves
sels comparing structurally with tho
finest products of foreign shipyards,
t-xr.cpt In ono respect.
"At tho riBk of hurting tho suscepti
bilities of many of our readers, strict
regard for the truth compels us to
state that the lifeboats of most Amer
ican steamers are far inferior to
those of European vessels. In Great
Britain especially, specifications far
lifeboats are drawn as carefully as
those of the ship which Is to carry
them. Here, per contra, a certain
number of boats aro specified, th
shipbuilders buy them from boat
luilders, fit them on board, and tli"
matter ends there. So poorly design
ed are some of these boats, bought in
job lots from manufacturers, th;t,
they could not be used in any kln'l
of sea imposing a tax upon the1!
"It is conceded that the llfe-savlni
appliances of big liners could be
much Improved upon by Internatlonil
agreement. It Is a question whether
boat accommodation could be provid
ed for all on board and we, of course
IrtJude the crow when large lineri
of the leviathan type aro crowded
full. Few people, outside shlppln-;
circles, realize that seldom does anv
steamship arriving at or leaving New
York, carry Its maximum number of
"The lifeboat and life raft equip
ment had been considered by tho
American, German, French and Eng
lish governments as ample. In most
cases the steamship companies have
even exceeded tho rigid requliements
of the various governments, but If it
is considered that even this Is Inade
quate, all companies 'would slop at
nc end' to moro Jully safeguard their
passengers as far as practicable. Cer
tainly the safety of human life is vast-.
ly moro important thnn the settle
ment of sealing rights or of boun
dary disputes, which subjects are so
bkilfully handled at tbe Dutch capi
tal. .The Hague Tribunal is peculiar,
ly fitted to deal with this situation."
SUGAR ON KAUAI.
Purser Akau of the Klnau reports
tho following sugar awaiting shipment
on Kauai: K. S. M. 350, K. K. B. 6900,
Mak. 57,902, K. S. Co. 4100, L. P.
28,851, V. K. 7C0, G. & Tt. 3650, McB.
48,738, K. P. 11,670, G. F. G700.
SIERRA MEETS GALE.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 8. The Si
erra experienced ideal weather con
ditions from the time of sailing from
Honolulu until within some 200 miles
from the lightship near tho Fanl-
lones. Up to that time tho passengers
bad been having a lovely time. Thov
hail eaten their breakfast, luncheon
and tlflln regularly without a single
etlpj From tho time the Btorm broke
and until a few miles off the harbo",
they had other things to think about
than eating. AVhen the ship entero:'
the smooth wators of tho harbor, ev
ery ono forgot about tho' storm and
began to smilo happily and greet their
friends when the steamer docked.
TO INSTALL LIGHTS.
JUNEAU, Alaska, May 5. Tho
llphthouso tondor Armcrln, with In
spector Ray L. Hanklnson aboard,
sailed yesterday on a two months'
ctulso along tho south and southwest
ern coast of Alaska to Install a chain
of fourteen acotylono beacons at ad
vantageous places. Lights will bo
placed at Capo Spencer, Ocean Cape.
Capo Saint Ellas, Point Helon, Point
Elrlngton and Barwell island. A sub
marine bell buoy will bo placed off
Capo St. Ellas for experimental pur
poses. NOTICE TO MARINER8.
Tho "Notice to Mariners" published
by tho Bureau of Lighthouses and the
Coast and Geodetic Survey Issued
May 3 contains .tho following notes
nn local lights and marks:
Hawaiian Islands Hawaii Islan'J,
northeast shore Kauhola Point Light
shown from new structure April 8.
Tho light Is now shown from a
white mast, with small red-roofed
whlto house at Its base, located 90
deg. truo (E. N. mag.) 25 feet from
the former tower which has been re
moved. Th focal plane height and visibility
of the light remain unchanged. (No.
N. to M. No. 8, 1912, par. 245. C. &
G. S. Charts 4102, 4115. Light List,
Pacific Coast, 1912, p. 88, No. 550.
Buoy List, 19th District, 1911, p. 8
Hawaiian Islands Maul Island,
northeast shore Pauwalu Point Light
sctabllsbcd April 8.
It is a flashing white light of about
40 candlepower, showing thus: Flash,
0.3 sec. Eclipse, 2.7 sec. about 120
feet above water and 16 feet above
ground on a whlto pyramidal, skelet
on Iron tower, on roof of white, Iron
Pukaulua Point, tangent, 117 dog.
true (ESE. 7-16 ESmag.).
Honokala Point, tangent, 307 deg.
true (NW. by W. 9-16 W. mag.) ; 6
Position: Lat, 20 deg. 51 sec. N.:
long., 156 deg. 08 sec. W. The ilium
Inatlng apparatus is a lens-Iantein
burning acetylene. Tho light Is un
watched. (No. 18, 1912.)
N. to M. No. 9, 1912, par. 284a. C. &
G. S. Charts 4116, 4102. Light List.
Pacific Coast, 1912, p. 90, No. 561a,
Buoy List, 19th District, 1911, p. 9.
Hawaiian Islands Maul Island Ka
hului Harbor Entrance Buoy, 1, dis
continued April 9, on account of the
breakwater having been extended to
cover the rock formerly marked by
this buoy. (No. 18, 1912.)
N. to M. No. 10, 1912, par. 310a. C.
H- G. S. Charts 4105, 4116. Buoy List,
19th District, 1911, p. 9.
Hawaiian Islands Oahu Island
Pearl Harbor The following aids will
be discontinued about June 1, 1912:
Entrance Range Day Beacons. In
ner Channel Range Day Beacons. Iro
nj'ols Point Beacon, 13. West Loch
C. & G. S. Charts, 4107. Buoy List
19th District, 1911, p. 13.
The Inter-Island steamer Wallelo,
sails today at noon taking a cargo
of explosives for Honokaa and ports.
The steamer Hilonian of the Mat-
son fleet arrived at San Francisco
late on Friday afternoon.
The steamer Klnau of the Island
fleet brought 9000 sacks of sugar
Tho barkentlne Alert, after dis
charging her lumber cargo here, sail
ed on Saturday for Aberdeen, Wash
The Japanese liner Chlyo Mara left
Yokohama on Saturday for here. She
is due a week from 'tomorrow.
Covering the distance In nineteen
days, the Brltlah steamer Harpallon
arrived at Newcastle, Australia, on
The Shlnyo Maru of the T. K. K.
lino loft Sail Francisco lato on Sat
urday afternoon and Bhould arrive
here on Friday with mall and layover
The steamer Manchuria from tho
Orient will make port tomorrow
morning Instead of this afternoon as
expected. She should bo here at six
The steamer Kauai of tho Inter
Island company'. fleet has been placed
on the drydock.
The gasoline sampan Makena that
carries meat for tho Raymond ranch
arrived yesterday morning without
any cargo and it was stated this morn
ing that she will go on the drydock.
The Andrew AVelch Is taking on
sugar from the '.steamer Maul.
Tho repairs to tbo tug Intrepid ere
almost homplete and sho has steam
up ready for work again.
The transport Sherman Is expected
to get away between Ave and half
past five o'clock this evening In con
tinuation of her voyage to Manila.
The Matson Rtwiner Wlltielinlim
arrived from Illlo this morning and
will commoncfi loading for nor trip to
tho coast for which sho loaves Wed
Tho Flaurence Ward Is to havo a
pcrmanont ballast of concroto placed
In her. Tho work Is being carried
Tho fertilizer .itcamer Promothous
should bo an arrival at any time now.
Tho E. K. Wood Is expected to mako
port soon with a cargo of lumber for
tho City Mill company.
Now O pen
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aro Interested In Johnson's
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Call on us for samples and
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177 80. KING ST.
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HAS NO RIVAL IN 80AP.
James Guild Company
Dally Free Deliveries in all parts of
tho City. Collins Building, King St,
near Fort St. Telephone 3591.
Y. WO 8INQ CO.
Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables, Et.
Butter 85c lb.; Fresh Dried Fruits.
1186-1188 Nuuanu Street
Telephone 1084. Box Hi
Cable Address "Takapa," Honolulu.
Telephone 1676. P. O. Box IIS
Commission Merchant and Manotae
torero' Agent Japanese Prorlaloas
and General Merchandise
Nuuanu Street noar Kins.
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Ewa Plantation Co.
Walalua Agricultural Co., Ltd.
Kohala 8ugar Co.
Apokaa Sugar Mill Co.
Fulton Iron Works, of 8t Leul
Babcock & Wilcox Boilers.
Green's Fuel Economizer.
Matson Navigation Co.
New England Mutual Life Insurance
Company, of Boston.
.Aetna Insurance Co. m
National Fire Insurance Co.
Citizen's Insurance Co. Hartford
Fire Insurance Co.
The Londor Assurance Corporation.
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