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STORY OF CLEVELAND "ACCIDENT"
GETS WE ft IT GOES EAST
Tho "H,icrlal correspondents" whn What ho saw made Dcmpwolf's IIcbIi
tent the Htoiy of the Blight Cleveland
accident f'lim horn to" tin. Coast exag
gerated llic islory badly cnotish but i'
Kiit much worto us 1: west cast. lOrc'
what the Nc Yoik Wotld heard:
HONOLULU. Hawaiian Inlands. Jan.
SI. The Hambuig-Americau liner
Clovcland entering the harbor today
biuaihcil Into the United States armor
ed erulfcr Colorado, at anchor, and se
verely damaged the warship.
Never boforo was a collision precip
itated by such a cause.
Pilot Milton I'. Saunders, who was
bringing In the Cleveland, dropped
dead from hear; falluie
For n inoinriit there was no human
brain nor hand to direct the great
titeninshlp's cnimo, so (or a moment
liiCO human lives wcic Imperiled by
her huge, unguldcd hulk.
' Tho crash of tho collision threw Into
n, pjulc the Cleveland) five bundled
pastongors, who for thrco months
liavo been lazily cnJoyliiB a cruise
iiroiind tho world. Dut tho panic was
quickly stilled, for the steamship m
lulucd no serious damage.
Ilcaldcs her passengers the Clevn-
lanil cairlcs a crew of 3(10. The Col
or J lie, Capt, Wm. Ai Gll, Is of tho
ccroitii division or tne -united biaios
Pacific fleet, of .which Pearl Harbor,
Iliwall, Is tho mld-Paclflc naval bate
The ituv wai cloar, tho harbpr smooth. I
Man;, "f tho Colorado's crew of 83i)(
men wero cm hrr deck watching the .
t toei'.inus approacn. tor stio niuuo a
p:etty ntuifno plc'uioi
.t one nnd of the brldgo stood Sauli
ilnt". ii skillful pilot, who had boarded
hri but ii short (lmo before; at the.
bridgo's other end was her captain '
I'empwolf. Saunders had given sev
eral slgmls to tho englna room which
u o Instantly obeyed of couise.
He gavo jet ono more' signal; tho
itoaiushlp mm tho wirtdilp wcio so
C'ire together thai the pleasure sail
(ii a and the fighting sailors wore
l:nnt!ng at oach other and waving
lica .kerchiefs and raps. Vet there
wan plenty of ruini for tho Cleveland
ei'i to iiars the Coloindo. s'
f'apt, Dempwolf knew that
del", I'J follow Iho channel, would,
liavo to glvo et nnnther signal, 'it ipussongcts will bo landed. Tho China
bo-mi'd 11 lung (lino coining. Nearer Is duo horo In uniplo tliuo for her (inl
and neater the Cleveland's stern up- corn and passeugerK to witness the
pioiichod the I'rulxor'H i.lern.- JFhiinl I'.'irnilo fiistlvllltn. 'I he nwsrl
Pilot Exblrcd UrlMern nloniln. Is 10 iceeUo pi'iinipl dispatch for S.tn
Capt. Dempwolf niriied to look cur'- I'mm-hro. taking about thiity addi
otiKly but not air.lomly at Kaundeis. Ilonal paiiscugnrs fiom Honolulu.
creel'. mined to dangers ns ho In,
He saw Saunders, with startup; eyes,
pin pie face und Raping mouth, breath
ing heavily; saw him clutch at his
waist with trembling, frenzied hands;
saw him pitch forward nnd fall on his
face. He lay very still; he was deal
Even before he fell Deinpwolf wna
rushing to give the signal tho stricken
pilot would have given. Dempwolf
was too Into. On the cruiser tho Bail
ors wore running hero and there with
the rapidity of lightning and the order
of n machine, obeying tho orders their
officers Knapped out when they saw a
collision was Inevitable, On the Cleve
land's deck womon wore staggering to
and fro. shrieking or, swooning, woic
falling hero and there.
Cruiser'.i Propeller Torn Off.
With a shock that made her quiver,
the Cleveland struck tho Colorado and
tore off her propeller and astern
tho n Miser's steel belt Is weakest, 3,4
Inches thick, wlillo It Is li Inches thick
Still uncontrolled, tho steamship'
bow rasped along the cruiser's side foi
half the 5o feet of her length. Not
until then did tho Cleveland buck
away nnd proceed to her lauding
v awhn tl)0 btoamthlp's omeprr
aml ho,- deck ciew were mluhtv lifisv
reviving Tainting women, calming tho
pJRcgois' tears assuring thcni. us
waR trc, ,llllt ,M0 Myt W(IH 1(lll mtc
damaged.- Several of tho Colorado's
guns trc broken or rammed tiff thel
An iiivor-tigatton will be held per
force, but according to Capt. Hemp
woir,.Saunder's tragic death alono whh
tcsponslblo for the accident.
The leoords of tho Cleveland's engine-room
prove that tho last signal
the pilot gave left tho Cleveland ample
way to pass tho warship had not
death stayed his baud from giving tho
one more needed signal,
TI,a l.w.m ai-lt ii....- s,t.i..
( .. .j,.,!,. Mian iiiht i,iiiuii, ironi
mo urioni witti sevon hundred tons
cargo, du" to nrrlte hero on Thursday
morning, will take on coal dining th
- , o slay at this port Tho China Is to
berth at Iho Illshon wharf, whore her
Famous Brewer from Pabst Brewery, Milwaukee
REPLIES TO CLARK
Editor Evening I) u 1 1 o 1 1 n : H
I might be conceded a space In your
paper I would like to icply to .Mr. II
Corson Clarko's plaint In your issue
of Kob. 17 and fiiyo my view, Just as
Ii would appear to "a man In thu
street". .Mr. Clnrko ran ho sympa
thized with lu his gi loved disappoint
ment but I cannnt sen whv his fnlllnir
to make n hit chances tho fuel that
"Honolulu Is tho flnost place on lho!TI,p "election or plays to be presented
faoo of the globe" and tho "pcoplo tho ""1'1 ca""-v llavo llC0n I'cttercd.
best I have over met". Many very ox- Mr. Claiko ha slipped Into tho
ccllcut people for reasons of their own
never attend any tnoatricui perform- muse nays or cominnnuio travel ami
r.nccn. I growing profits from Island Invest-
"They art) Jiut dying for something iments days of siiendy malls, wlrc-
nioro than picture shown nnd che.mlcss talrgrntihy, etc., etc. Honolulu
vaudeville", but If the pictures mo ex
cellent and tho cheap vnudcvl'lo up to
expectations, isn't that better than a
third-class aggregation touring is r.
Mr. Clarko contradicts himself. Ho
says In reply to u statement that Ho
nolulu wus a big gamble, "'All right,' I
said, 'I will take tho gamble. I do
not cam If I lose.'" Why tho wall?
If lm hudjciirod, peiliups ho hud not
Then again, "If Clarko cinnot make
good then no ono clso can; that Is cer
tain." This from Clarko Is good. "On
.what food hath this our mighty Caesar
fed that he hail grown so gioat?" Mr.l,,cc'' slvon a stono. Ono gentleman
Clarko must know that thcro aio ono'
hundred atiows touring tho Statos that,
would play with "S. It. O." signs out;
oveiy evening. I wuuld remind Mr.1
" 'Tla not In mortals to coiuiiriu'l
"Hut wn'JI 1:0 more, Smnpronlus,
wo'll Dohorvo It:'
. . , "but at Iho samo time It Is 1
good ompany. and belter than ' hlr
been In 'Unnnruliifor a long tliue.''M1'o wumlqr Into Iho theater so that
Tho fact rcmalnil tho compiny Is not'"10 blight llghls, music, um glamor
good rubiiRu! I tuny niako them-forgot woallior trou-
Mr. Clarko tavs l;ld poiiplo urn ',l,i
spending their money In town irttil
'that Murgarot Ualo Owcu boiutht a,
'complete "Dovo" outllt at 0110 of tho
local stores Thcso plaints for a man,
wlth plenty of money und a largo lovo
for Honolulu nfc vory pltirul. Tho
quotallon "Llko n dovo out of tho
nrk' Is apropos of Honolulu's evllcnt
distaste she bus tlrod of thlnss rrum
Whop will Iho mainland pcoplo
change h-lr slogan from "Not Inw
Good but haw Cheap"? ,0 the re -
"'"cl , , , ,' , ,
As crltleli-nis hit lu order, let iiu
rav U(;iicl thai Maigircl llile
Owen Is NOT n lea Hug Inly. Qlil
llcnry Corson Claiko Is always the
HONOLULU.-T. H., MONDAVr FEB.
same and grows Hrcsnmo, Thoro
should be soiuo aliude of characterlza-
tl... I, ,.... ....ntu .., I,..vl....
"iliummcr It'r playing cards," n "dlvln-i
Ity student,'' u "pork" butcher," ctc.,
etc. The dlffoicnco, ( any. Is so;
slight It rades from sight nnd It's
always Cornson Clarke
The stage sottlngs liavo been ox
tromcly p mr, tlio action URiially dragj
pirtlcularly so In the (list two uctn
of the latest play; alto It Is ipilto
wioiig t'i blame an nudlenco for not
cnthiiylug the hcIois, when It Is up t'i
,ho aelors to electrify
juamo bog that has mired so many In
people keep well posted; tho mainland
Is only one week away anil very many
icoplo nip buck and forward. Quo
man wont over to meet his wife ami
eficoit her hack on a boat leaving u
lew hours after his arrival Just llko
San KrancUro to Oakland. Pcoplo
hero aio discriminating, and travel
and a gioat many arc well educated,
und icunoil, , Mr, II. Corson Clarko's
company lu any (lrst-cluss city would
bo luted third or fourth class; It
lakes the uamo rank horo. .Mr
Chuke Intimates Hint ho haa cast
pearls, nnd wo liavo refused "to ro.it'
wlioinns wo have called for broad und
who puichas'il n block of tickets re-
Rfcla and goos no nioro; tho tickets i
are given away or uro iinusod, but'
wt-io paid lor In advance
11 .Mr. t'lako will nottry his many
1 theatric il lilends that Honolulu dc-
hIh', rciiutiFH and tnu.st liavo a high
1 or I'laiai of lalont than wo lno yet
been I'iriiiPi) with. fa aro not triui-l
bird lice with Inclement wcallior, us
In maiiy malnlatid towns whoio iieo-
r" wo uro In n position to pass 11:
- '',r Intlllfcicntly good
"mill wmio Iheatrlnal in
wisdom horn of .oxporlenco will fnvor
with tlfo bC3t tho market nflords cutclicoha (played horo 'by tho Clnrko
nl we will reciprocate. I Company tinder the uamo of "Mr. Fos-
lr. Claiko Is not nltogolhor to ho'lr of Chlcugo", Sweet Iivendor, Mon
I'himeil. for our own looal purveyors n,mI Women, Tho Highest Bidder; Tho
or amusement have yet to loam llio. I-nslsn, Shenandoah. The Heart of
kiuo ixsily Uwsoti. r.ald local coni.;;V,ll,'',l,,,,,,I' 1I1'0,'('('lun"le' n,,a "'"
Iihi.'b placing Hnnnlulii op tho black- L!'",,y "all. Tho company opened
mlt "f tho "White U.." Is very,"' '"V'L nK V .T., .", JJl?
, uerved slap , ., Honoliil, inoMthJn Z'wZta ' "e t
I, B",'1 "B1"""""" '! '";''"? """" ed tho Clarke Company a row weeks
lie ,,1'cnli'il mil iu..lllllrd, fur is
actuiti e inlug and going, naylng g.i.id jj,. ci(l'lc has glteu plays that
wouls n r a g.i.nl people lu n good ,P wur t,-,.mli)nrii by several vU-
town blessed with 11 god cllniato Hng companies In tho Interval be-
would be n good thing for our Promo-
Hon Hut can's good
J. I-'ltANCIS THOMPSON.
Kaliilukl, llonolulir Kcli. 17.
THEN AND NOW
Edlior Evening 11 ti I lo 1 1 n:
Harry Corson Clnrko freoa himself of
somo pent-tip dlssntlsfuctlon In an In
terview which reflects upon Honolulu
os a show town when, really, It Is no
placo to snub. Thoso who know con
ditions oxprcsscd tho opinion that Mr.
Clarke's visit could not be tho suc
cess he antlclpfitcd us shown In his
beforc-urrlvnl communications. Tho
prophesy was based upon tho fact that
tho'Honolulu of today Is not tho same
ns ha' visited with Tim Frawlcy nnd a
practically all-star' company,' playing
throe nights nnd n nmtlneo a week.
Honolulu wus then a homo town nnd
tho citizens wore hungry for what
Frnwloy had to give them.' Mr. Clnrko
was n unit In tho company with n
willingness to be moro. Ho wus well
received, ns wns till of the company,
and tho plays were, In a measure, now
to. a majority of tho pcoplo und so
well acted that tho public literally fell
over itself In tho offort to secure scnts.
It may bo truthfully said that Mr.
Clarko furnished tho salt to tho dishes
served and tho seasoning wns qulto to
tho taste of tho pcoplo who showed
their appreciation by liberal applause.
This may liavo given Mr. Clarke the
Impression that tho seasoning has'
hung on tho palates of tho common-1
llv flllflnn' thn ulvtnnn vnnn tint ltnt.n
elapsed slnco tlmt first visit. It Is
l'osslbln thnt moro Iwve forgotton his
connection with Iho Krawlcyg tliun ro-
incmber It. Public und llopublirn urn
ungratcriil and prnun to. forget. Ilc
sidcs thoro Is" tho, tabloid drainu of
len, twont, thlrt, to get tho throngs.
' Take tho 1 let of actors and actresses
in 'tho Clarko company und compare
them with tho Kruwlny company: T,
Daniel Frawlcy, Frank Worthing, II.
Corson Clarke, Maclyn Arbuckle, Wil
liam Enos, (Jeorgo W. Leslie and
tleorgo llosworth; Uluncho Hales,
Mad go Carr Cooke, Hopo Ross, Lans
ing Ilowan, Phrosa McAllister and
inrroriniinee.il, Mice 1'lxley, and-playing Tho Wife.
iniiKor with' Lost Paradise, The Senator, All tho
Comforts of n Homo, The Two Es-
tween his first and Inst visit.
"What Happened to Jones" was
learned yearn ngo when tho Ellcfords
and the lluhlcrs presented their tank
circuit companion nnd "Why Smith
l.ert Home" was confided to Honolulu
theatergoers by those same players,
It might bo Infcrrod, Justly, too, that,
Clarko was under the Impression that'
Honolulu known not the difference I
between citrus fruits. So much
wealth has poured Into tho coffers ofi
Individuals hero during tho past de
cad 0 that they arc enabled to go
abroad und see. things; they aro as
up-to-date ns persons on tho mainland
anil they demand up-to-dnto theatrical
productions, If tho prlco for such Isi
demanded. Honolulu Is no longor the.
dog town where Indifferent companies
may bo tried, with profit to tho man
With tho great masses tho tasto fori
tho good In theatricals has not been
olovutcd nnd thoso people will not pay
Clarke prices. Even with tho better
classes, tho moro educated, n six
night show will not succeed here und
thoro Is no floating imputation to do
pond upon as thoro Is In Now York
und many of tho largo cities on the
mainland. A company playing thrco
nights a wcok, with a matinee, and
having frequent changes of program j
might do us welt as Frawley at the ,
dollar prlco and Sir. Clarko may con-i
slder himself fortunate thnt ho sold
clghty-soven season tickets. Tho box cluile.l a llil on toilets, lie . for tin
receipts fur ono night last week will .""i" of iisut), while the bid of llofg.i.nit
sorve to nrovo tho deslro of Hono- & ' allowed for the eoustruetloii 01
IIUou. Ernest Kual's Trou-
kK Tho Norwoods." Hyp- '"
uotlsts "01 '15
Oporn HouVeVliarry'c'drso.. " "'
Clarko, Mr. Kostor 152.r,o
Thu Savdy. Tabloid iil.60
Tho Increase In the-population of
Honoliilu Is from tiltlnndors, people
1 familiar with what's what In show-
luiul. Mnny belong to tho motion ply-
turo ranks but u large portion of tho
Increase, poupled -with -tho butter elo-
meilt of kumanlnus will oschow tho
tublold for L'leun comedy, such us Mr
Clarko can produce, If tho plays ho not
i ;i;at,i .i.m-yrr-T"' r- rr-
mothiatun with nge. Clarke Is an
artist capalile of getting as man
hands as ho did In the years ugniii
but he should remember that he nits
surrounded by players of merit, inn-t
of whom ore In the running as prom
inent stars. If he has u sore thumb
ho should not lay all of Mm blame for
Its being at the doors of the Honolulu
Honolulu, l''eb. 111.
BIDS TOO HIGH
I.IIICi:. lYk IS. At tho nieelliiK of
tho loan fund rumuilxslun last W'l
nesilii)' iiftornoon, bids fur ll.iuupi'pe'H
now school building wero opeiird, tliere
being three bidders, luu of wliiiui eiiine
within eight ilollarH of the same
amount. The bids were opened Pv
Chairman Mcllrydc and weu a fol
lows.' (till. Mlll'Hbllll, HllllllllllU. J J l.olMi.
I'. It. Ilofguunl, Walinea, fUM'M,
Mr. Chaplii, Honolulu, $:'l,tih:'.
The tiid by Mr. Marshall nlxn lo-
iordlnary buildings extra at tho nuumiil
1 01 meir 1110. jh 1110 nniy inner, le'i'
. I,,u-nn ,1,.. ,,. I,.l, lit.l.li.u .. ,.u ,.l, .l,
U, ,h faeV tlait Mr. .M.Tn".
' ;,(1 ", '"" '"" "-; ..-.tl.ll.ll..-.
w " '"'''" ""r '"'"' "''m (V,,H
,"' reality tho lowest Md.l.r.
ll"""vi'r' "H "' ' ,l',""n
"1"l"'1 " ''i11 s'.'-''. tin. bids mr-
n lurned down, mid ivsoliil pi-
,'1' r,,r "'u new speililentlons. Altr
"lt- i"eini;. i-. r. t.ii'cu, wiu-n ui-ic'i
lr ' were possible to cut the expense,
'"'" '" il the npproprlatl .-
P'II that the only nnu'dy he cniibl
think of was to put lu smaller l.c-un
ft-' , but that It was bis opinion th.it
new specltlcatlons should be drawn
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