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VOL. !LV. NO 3. HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1912. SEMI WEEKLY. WHOLE tfO. 87023
FIND CONCRETE
FDR QRYDQGK
irifir
Engineers Solve Problem
in the Nick
of Time.
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WORK NEAR HALT
Final Difficulty Is Now
Thought to Have
Vanished.
On tho verge of a halt in the work
on tho groat naval drydock at Pearl
Harbor, tho engineers at tho local naval
station here discovered tho long sought
for blend' of concrete, lack of which
threatened the completion of tho tremendous
job. It was announced yesterday
that but for this discovery1 and
the accompanying solution of tho perplexing
problem, the men at work
on tho dock would have been called off
.yesterday afternoon, indefinitely. As
it is, the- work will proceed.
Pew in Honolulu have realized how
near to serious hitch the work on the
big dock has been. The fact that the
bottom, piled high though it 'was with
'concrete, was leaking from the
springs that gush through " the.
coral there, has been published, but
not what it meant. With this
the engineers in charge of the
-work found themselves face to face
with a problem which seemed to be un
solvable and which threatened tho
task. With the"' sudden-departure
-of Engineer Franc s IJ. Smith of the1
Son Francisco Bridge Gompany for tho
Coast, arose a rumor that -the engineers
iad found the work hopeless, and that
it might be shut down permanently, and
a new location sought for tho dock.
Yesterday's discovery means thnt tho
$2,500,000 dock will probably be finished
on tho present site. Had a concrete
mixture capable of withstanding the
:action of the water not been found, a
now site- would have been
and failing in that; the drydock
at Pearl Harbor might have been abandoned
and the proposed naval base
planned to bo the greatest under the
American flag forgotten. In tho absence
of any knowledge of a concrete
;3?jislnro which would licriiictlea'ly cap
tno"obttom tho engineers for the
came to the eonclu
sion that it would bo wise to suspend
all operations until a sat sfactory mixture
could bo found.
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-In Nick of Time.
W.s"E..Dillingham, president of the
Hawaiian Drodging Company, which is
interested in the San Francisco Bridge
Company's dock contract, stated yesterday
that all tho employes would have
been paid off yesterday afternoon at
the close of tho day's work, but for
tho welcome news from the naval
authorities that the
of concrete had been found,
.Naval Engineer Hoy 1'rancis Smith,
wlm has been in direct charge of work
on the Pearl Harbor naval reservation,
undor Engineer Gayler, U. S. N.,
Ills tests yesterday and received
identical information of duplicate tests
carried on at tho College of Hawaii,
whore concrete blocks havo been tested
out for some time.
"Wo poured n block six feet thick,
bix icei long anu six icet wiue, composed
of 1, 2, and 3 1-2 grade of rock,
with Puget Sound sand," said Enginect
Smith yesterday, "and the result exceeded
all our expectations. Tho class
of mixture wo had been peeking for
weeks was found at last, and it is a
mixture which will compose well in tho
water of Pearl Harbor. Tho mothod
lias now been perfected whereby tho
bottom of tho basin may bo cappod."
Continued on' Pago eight.
HON. SANFORD B. DOLE
Born in. Honolulu, April 23, 1841.
CAPTAIN E. J. SMITH, OF THE WRECKED TITANIC, AND
SOME OF NEW YORK'S MILLIONAIRES WHO HONORED
In tho picture Captain Smith, hero of tho greatest wreck of modern times, is standing nt tho head of the tablo between two Mid friends, under the folds
of tho Vmcrican Hag. At tho tables are some of tho most notablo men in New York's financial life. Among them is Chnuncoy M. J)epow, for years senator
from tho Empire State ami ono of tho most famous aftcrdinnor speakers in tho country. J. Pierpont Morgan is n member of tho. Metropolitan Club,
where this dinner pictured above was given. As printed in The Advorliser yesterday morning the nlTnir was ono in honor of Captain Smith, who had
just been cleared of all blame in the necident which the ship ho then commanded, tho Olympic, hnd figured. Tho kings of finniico gnthorcd at tho
tables raised $5000 as. a testimonial to tho seaman they all loved. In tho uppor right hand corner is a photograph of Captain Smith in tho uniform ho ora
on tho bridge of tho Titanic.
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REPORT PEST ON
W N HAWAII
H. B. GIFFARD NOW INVESTIGATING
SPECIMENS FOUND ON
THE SMATJiTIB ISLAND.
Reports from Maui indicate tho
presence there of tho Mediterranean
fruit fly among Chineso oranges. Simultaneous
reports from Hawaii announce
that tho fruit fly's appearauco
on the Kona coffee plantations is not
regarded as particularly serious.
H. B. Giffard, agricultural commissioner,
said yesterday that lie is making
an investigation of tho Teport from
Maui and that there is not yet any
definite proof that the flies found thcro
aro tho Mediterranean pest.
J. N. S. AVilliams, ono of -the com-
mittepmen in plmrrrn nf nfiini.niiTii
I against the fruit fly, has sent to Mr.
Giffard a collection of maggots found in
the infested district of Maui.
"Until these maggots aro hatched,"
said Mr. Giffard, "thcro is no positivo
means of determining whether tho
I Chinese ornngo pest is the fruit fly.
I Tho investigations of Mr.Villiani8 and
tho goneral character of tho fly invasion
cast a bit of suspicion over the matter,
but there is no reason for serious
alarm."
As to tho presence of tho fly in Kona
I Mr. Giffard said that its numbers aro
not Jargo and everything is being done
to prevent it from becoming destructive.
Kona people say that they ha'vo found
, tflft TIV nli ftill tlisi.r !. ltA 1V1 !.
..w U(,, muni wiu jiavo uui'M ioiu IS
tho Mediterranean pest, is an old in-
iiauitnnt oi Kona, and has been living
j in the coffee plantations for years past.
Mr. Giffaid laughs at this and says
tho fly has not been thcro two months.
Maul's first intimation of tho
presence of the fruit fly came last week
when J. L. Cornwcll of Wailuku noticed
(hat the ground under some Chineso
orango trees nt tho residence of Patrick;
Cockott of Waikapif, was covered with
fallen fruit. Ho gathered some of this
fruit and breaking it opon noticed that
it was infested with maggots. Thcso
were taken to tho sheriff's offico at
Wailuku and J. N. S. Williams, of tho
antifruit fly committee, examined the
specimens.
Fruit in tho infected district was
destroyed, and precautions taken to
prevent tho spread of tho insect pending
more thorough examination.
.
PAYS VISIT TO PEABL
HAEBOK NAVY STATION.
Captain Charles M, Kncppcr, United
States Navy, who is homeward bound
on ,tho Korea after service on tho
Asiatic station, made a visit to Pearl
Harbor yesterday In company with Paymaster
Stevens of this city.
Captain Knopper was a member of
tho original toard which surveyed the
Pearl Harbor channel and bar in 1894,
nnd tho reports of this board were tho
ones which decaded tho government to
undertako the birr Tiroicct of a naval
tase nt Pearl ifarbor. Captain Knep-per
is Blated for duty at tho war
upon his arrival at WflBhlngtgn.
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LINK MAY OFFER
TERMS TO SHERIFF.
-' " SHY-
Politicians are now studying two
possibilities in the Democratic party,
ono of which that McCandicss will offer
Sheriff Jarrett and Deputy Sheriff
Koso tho support of tho machine for
renomination and election on condition
that they agree to place tho polico departments
at the disposal of tho machine.
Tho othor possibility is that tho
offer has already been made.
Whilo nothing is moro to bo oxpected
than this offer, which has actually boon
formulated in tho Democratic camp, or
rather, in tho McCandicss camp, few
thought that tho "Grand Old Bourbon"
would offer such a scheme to tho
sheriff, or think that ho was tho kind
of a man who would accept it.
Tho sheriff has not yet made any
statement regarding tho offer. If ho
nccopts, it will bo to acknowledge tho
tule of the ring composed of Juon,
Gumpfcr nnd others which ho smnshed
a year ago when it tried to saddle tho
police department with its authority
after it. lia.il formed itself into tho
Democratic County Committee.
Tho first man to go if tho sheriff accepts,
which all tho chances are' against,
will be Chief McDuflie, who is a Iio-publican
when he is nnythlng in
politics, and who has been a target for
Harry Juen for two yenrs. .Tuen has
demanded tho ofllco of chief of detectives
for himself,
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NEW YORK WOMAN
TD
A deal js about to lie closed for tho
purchaso of Mark Iiobinson's library,
the buyer being' n Now York woman,
nnd the price in tho neighborhood of
.$100,00). The deal was opened moro
than n year ago when Mr. Robinson
was Informed of two nossiblo
"chasers for his library, but only tho
Now York woman caino hero to inspect
tho collection.
In tho Kobinson library is a special
set of Roosevelt's works ono of fivo
fiich sets issued Handpainted illustrations,
with tho penmnal autograph of
Colonel Itoosevolt, hava combined to
make this edition one, and now
much souftht for. Threo hundred dollars'
a volume was the price paid for
these books and the value of the entiro
eot has now advanced to tho neighborhood
of $30,000. ,
There- are a number of other rare
volumes. Mr. Kobinson expects tho
deal to bo closed in the near future.
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EXPLOSION FATAL.
ELKO, Navnda, April 2,'!. Threo men
were inetautlv killed nnd In.
jured when the boiler of a freight en-
ume bijinuiiig on a swing uero exploded
yesterday afternoon, AH wcro trainmen.
memm
S1GK
H F
REPORTED
NOT LTCELY TO RETURN TO POST
IN MANILA UNTIL AFTER
ELECTION.
"Governor Forbes was a sick man
heforo leaving tho Philippines and it is
not likely that ho will Tcturn to tho
islands until after tho coming presi
dential election," said Conrad P.
on board tho Korea yesterday.
Mr. Hatheway has been with Mr.
for tho past fourteen years, long
before he Went to tho Philippines, and
since he has been chief executive of tho
islands Mr. H.Uhowny has been his
privuto sccrotary.
Accompanied by his wife and small
daughter, Mr. Hatheway is going homo
for a vacation of several months, and
will meet his chief in Boston as tho
governor general went homo by way
of the transsiberinn railway rtud tho
Atlantic.
"It was just a cha.tcc that Governor
Forbes, wab not a paticnger on the Tl.
tnlc," said Mr. Hatheway yesterduy.
"Tho Manila agents of tho White Star
lino worked hard to get the Governor
to book on this first trip of tho Titanic,
nnd nt ono time ho had about decided
to do so. In tho end, howovcr, ho decided
to stay longer in lOuropo befbro
sailing for home, and so was not among
tho unlucky number to bo on tho ill-fated
ship.
U.Vor several months Mr, Forbes 1ms
been in ill health and his physicians
recommended that ho go homo hoforo
tlio first of tho year. Ho did not lino
to leave at that time and so hung on
for several weeks. When ho went North
ho was feeling better and by the time
he left Shanghai ho was in much. better
shapo," said Hatheway.
In speaking of tho general conditions
in tho Philippine Mr. Hathowny stated
yesterday that everything is booming
and thcro secnm to bo no end to
tho prosperity which tho islands nro
entering upon nt tho present time. Good
roads aro ono of tho hobbles of tho
present and ho has
done a lot toward inaugurating a good
Toads movement in tho islands.
"Tho will spend
tho most of his vacation In Now
but may go out to 'Wyoming on
his ranch for n time later in tho year,"
said Mr. Hatheway. "Ho expects to bo
back in Manila before tho first of tho
new year, tit tho latest."
EREAR ATTENDS
l cor
An important conference of tho Taft
League was held yesterday afternoon
concerning tho delegation which will
Icavo In a few weoks to attend tho
Republican national convention at Chi.
cago. Chairman J. P, Cooke presided,
and others present besides those of tho
league wore Governor Frear, Socrctary
of tho Territory E. A. W,
F, Dillingham, William Thompson,
Chairman A. D. Cooper of tho Republican
Central Committee.
TORNADO DEATH
LIST MOUNTING
SEVENTY-TWO REPORTED SLAIN
BY WIND-DAMAGE AMOUNTS
TO MILLION DOLLARS.
CHICAGO, Illinois, April 23. As
fuller rcjiorts from the areas visited
Sunday by tornadoes keep coming in
tho toll of dead nnd injured continues
to .mount. List night the death list
had reached and there was
every probability that it would, go still
higher. Tho number of injured is now
reported at mora than 2G0 and still
growing.
In cost tho tornadoes did vast damage.
Tho figures given last night wore
past tho million dollars mark and
mounting with tho fatalities.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 23.
Two tornadoes, going in opposito
aro reported to huvo met at
Bush, Alabama, a little town in Barbour
county. The resultant wind is declared
to havo killed'cightecu and injured
moro than ono hundred. Adamsville,
a7cffcrson county, also suflcred consider-ably,
"but contrary to the firHt report,
no one killed there.
ao APPEAL AGAINST THE
TOBACCO TRUST PLANS
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WASHINGTON, April 22. Tho
committee today approved tho Cummins
bill providing for an appeal to
tho Supremo CouU Against the propos.
ed plan of reorganization of tho American
Tobacco Company.
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OFFER BERVIOES AS i
STRIKE ARBITRATORS
NHW YOIIK, April 23. Justice
Knnpp a,nd Commissioner of Labor
Nicll last night offered their services
as arbitrators In tho impending atrilco
upon tho offer by either side,
.
Ill !
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND
ARE VICTIMS OF FLOODS.
NBW ORLEANS, Louisiann, April
22. Ono hundred thousand flood refugees
of threo States nro gathered In
stato government camps, their homes
being destroyed, '
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LA FOLLETTE IS READY.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23. Tho
Stuto managers for Senator La Toilette
announced horo last night that Senator
La I'ollette will open his campaign in
California at Trcsno, Thursday. Tho
homo of tho former president of tho La
Follctto League, Chestor Howell, editor
of tho Fresno Republican, was chosen,
thoy say, because of Its "central location."
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ROOSEVELT SCORED,
WASHINGTON, April 22.
Phllin P. Caronhell of Kansas
today made, a bitter" attack upon Col- J
onel Roosevelt,
SHIP IGNORED
TITilC'S .
GALL
Unidentified Vessel Was
Five Miles From
Disaster.
OFFICER'S STORY
Ismay's Wireless to the
Cedric Read at
Probe.
WASHINGTON, April 23. Anothor
sensation enmo yesterday nfternocto
when tho fourth ofiicer of the wrecked
Titanic appeared hoforo tho sonnto
which la probing tho disaster,
in which 1000 men nnd women lost
their lives. Mr. Boxhnll, who'was assigned
by Captain Smith to' tho command
of ono of tho boats, gavo a vivid
description of tho wreck nnd tho events
that led up to it and followed.
Ho said that, shortly after tho Titanic
struck tho iceberg, nnd just
about tho time alio begun her signals
for aid, an unidentified sleaiuur pnssod
them, about flvu miles nwuy. Hor fog
horn could bo hoard plainly, and although
tho syren of tlio Titanic called
and called tho passing nl(lp kept on
her way through tho fpjr nnd paid no
attention, to the woll known
signal of dlstiess. Mr, Boxhall
said he could give no hint of tho vessel's
identity, -
Ismays Message Road.
Another sonsat'on tho production
and reading before tho committee of
tho wireless mossago sent by J, Bruco
Ismay, chairman of the Whito Star
hoard of directors, to tho captain of
tho lino's stoumer Cedric, instructing
him to meet tho Carputiiin and talto tho
passengers and crow, who hud snrvivnrf
' tho wreck from tho Cunard liner, so aa
to avoid having thorn called before uny
which mignt lie ordered.
Earlier Senator Martin of Now Jor-soy
introduced a resolution calling for
tho sondiliR of a rovomio cutter to tho
sceno of the Titanic wreck to search,
for bodies, tho vessel to remain a
month.
" Basoless Roassuranco.
Vice-President Franklin of tho International
Mcrcuntilo Mariuo, admitted
toduy hoforo tho senate committco investigating
tho Titanic disaster, now
sitting hero, that ho had issued basoless
reassurances after tho disaster was first
loportcd, attempting to iuiuimizo its
seriousness. Ho admitted that ho had
attempted to suppress tho oarllor reports
"to ovoid alarm." Ho
that an effort had bean made to isolate
tho crow and thus prevent tho. crow
j from being drawn into tho investiga
tion.
Tho cabloship Mnekay.Bonnctt, which,
wirelessed that sho had picked up sixty-four
bodies belioved to havo been victims
of tho wreck, has sont another
wiroless stating that Bho has twenty-seven
bodies, somo being buriod at sea.
A hill was introduced in tlio house of
representatives yesterday afternoon,
providing for a spechl congressional
decoration of tho Captain and mom-hers
of tho crow of tho Cunard linor
Carpatlu'u, which rescued so many of
tho Titanic 's paesongors, nnd which
cruised backward and forward over tho
spot whero tho others had gone down.
Tt will probably pass.
London To Probe.
LONDON, April 23. It wns announced
hero yesterday that a wreck
commission will probo tho wrock of tho
Titanic. Tho feeling against J, Bruco
fsmay, chairman of tho White Star
Lino, is most bitter,
.
TORPEOD BOATS
OFF FOR MEXICO
LOS ANGELES, April 23. It is reported
hero tlint orders havo been re
ceived by tho officer eowjiiaudiug tho
second flotilla of torpedo destroyers at
San Pedro, directing him to proceed
with all possible haste to tho west
coast of Mexico and thero assist in
guarding American interests,
TEDDY WILL TRY TO
BREAK SOLID SOUTH.
GRECNSnOltO, North Carolina,
April 23. In an address mudo liora last
night Theodore Boosovelt declared that,
if he is nominated, ho is going to mako
an effort to hrealc through tho sectiour
nl wall, and carry tho Solid South. Tho
remark was hailed with cheer?.
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