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OR HUN m
Talk Over New
Ruling May Put Many
Orientals Out of
(Prom Saturday's Advertiser.)
If the determination arrived at yesterday
by the boaTd of license commissioners
be put into force next Juno,
when all liquor licenses will linvo to bo
renewed, only those who can speak anil
Tead English will be eligible, to become
Too great a difficulty in getting at
the facts of an alleged breach of its
regulations yesterday afternoon convinced
the board of liquor commissioners
that people who do not talk
English should not hold saloon licenses.
As a result a policy has already been
formed, which will probnbly bo put into
force on June 1, and which will put
many aliens out of the liquor business
and keep qjhers out,
No race lines nro intended by the
commission according to an interpretation
of the policy given by ono commissioner.
A Valuablo Prtvilego.
"I bclicvo that wo nro handling a
valuable privilege," said Commissioner
mown. "Too vnlunblo to Do given to
those who ennnot read the instructions
of tho board. I do not bcliovo wo
should have to do our business through
So the chances now stand in favor of
nil Japanese nml Chinese or others now
holding licenses who can not read tho
book of instructionsjhey receive, getting
Sasaki's license ends on Juno 1 and
will not bo renewed. By tnlting that
nction tho commissioners commit themselves
to their new policy and to show
that this was not intended as a punishment
for the particular offenso that
brought the saloon before tho board, it
was shut down for ono week besides.
This sentence commences today. Notice
will also be served on Sasaki that his
license will not be renewed, in' order
that he may sell out to someone eligible
to bold a license.
The case that impressed tho commission
with the necessity of this policy
was that of Sasaki, proprietor of tho
Prost Saloon. Sasaki was cited to "ap
pear for Bcrving a man on his premises
who was not only drunk, but was also
on the tabu list. It turned out that not
only had the proprietor been in Japan
almost ever since tho licenso was
granted, but that ho had returned only
when inndo nware by cablo of tho citation
and was even thou in tho hospital.
Ilia attorney appeared for him.
What i3 a Jag7
Tho barkeepers and assistant manager
wcro all present nml gave thoir
side of the case which was to tho effect
that the man wasn't drunk and
that they had served directly to his
friend and not to him nuywny. Fenncll
who had watched tho man, was not
only convinced that he was drunk, hut
produced court records showing that ho
had been arrested immediately
nud had pleaded guilty to the
"1 move that be instructed
to go out and get drunk himself so that
ho '11 know in futuro what n jag is,"
snapped Chairman Cooko after four
different people bad stnted through interpreters,
that there was no jag in
All the Japanese wcro put through a
vigorous examination aB to their knowledge
of tho law and it wns found that
they hadn't any. So rank was their
ignoranco that their own attorney was
surprised. Tho commissioners made no
secret of their astonishment and "a
sice bunch to have a. licenso" was the
expressed and unanimous opinion.
"J don't think there is ono Bpark of
intelligence in tho whole crowd," exclaimed
one commissioner when tho examination
" Macfarlane Up.
Macfarlane & Co., by its manager,
Mr. Aucrbach, then went on tho carpet
for selling liquor to Ulli, the Kcwalo
who wnB arrested by Inspector
Fenncll Jnst week. 1'ennell had
brought in evidence the Mncfarlane
books showing n two months' account
with Ulii in which many items, though
posted in that account, were under
different names. Mr. Aucrbach ox-
plained the incident by Btating that
the orders were brought in by tho
Portuguese driver and that as ho had
not personally inspected tho books his
suspicions had not been aroused. Tho
board accepted his explanation, but
warned him that thcro would bo trouble
ahead if it ever occurred again.
Special Privileges Again.
Tho Young and Monna hotels both
addressed tho board by mail asking for
another special privilogo permitting
thorn to servo guests with liquor in
thoir own rooms in thoso two hostel-ties.
The board's opinion split on it,
one commissioner believing that the
Young bad enough special privileges
SPEAK ENGLISH, SIFTS
HAWAIIAN GAZEtTE, TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1912. SEMI WEEKLY.
MUCH NEEDED ENLARGEMENT OF
LEAHI HOME MAY NOW
BE OABBTET) OUT.
(From Saturday's Advertiser.)
A now wnrd, with full equipment and
fifty thousand dollars in securities to
servo as a pormnuent enuowment, wns
offered to tho trustees of the Lcahi
Home yesterday afternoon by Mrs. J.
H. Atherton, tho ward nn.l fund to bo
known as tho "Alexander Montaguo
Atherton Memorial." A similar important
addition to the homo for tubercular
patients was recently mado by O.
N. Wilcox, wlio authorized tho addition
of a pavilion at his expenso, which will
contnin twelve beds. Tho iufyortanco
of these donations, which will furnish
accommodation for many of tho
from the schools and tenements
who are in need of treatment nnd cannot
afford to pay for it, will bo appreciated
by thoBe whoso duty it is to search
out tho tubercular cases and whose
charges have herctoforo exceeded in
number tho vacancies at tho various
camps and 'hospitals equipped -to care
The following communication from
Secretary George Davics of the Leiihl
Home, announces tho prospective additions
to the homo:
Editor Edvcrtiscr: In your issue of
this morning, April 10, thero appears a
letter from tho Iipv. J. "VV. Wadman,
referring to tho case of a Korean' suffering
lrom tuberculosa, nnd stating
that tho Lcahi Homo wnB unable to
tnko him in as it wus full to overflow
In this ense, it will doubtless bo of
interest to your renders to know that
within tho past two months tho Lcahi
Homo has received donations which
linvo enabled it materially to increase
Mr. 0. N. Wilcox lias authorized us to
oroct and equip at his expense a new
pavilioa for tuberculosis patients, containing
twclvo beds. This particulnr
pavilion, which is in process of erection,
is to be used for thoso pntientB
who nre in a position to pay for their
own maintenance and medical attention
thus placing at tho disposal, of tho sup
erintendent ana medical officer of trio
Homo additional beds for frco patients.
Besides this, at a meeting of tho trustees
hold this afternoon, a letter was
presented from ilrs. J. B. Atherton in
which bIio expresses her desiro to build
and equip a ward at tho llomo of a
similar nature to that presented to Mr.
wncox, ana at tlio same timo offering
to hand over to tho trustees securities
to tlie valuo of fifty thousand dollars to
servo as an endowment for tho ward.
me sam wnru nnu lunii to bo Known as
"Tho Alexander Montague Atherton
Memorial," in memory of her son, who
succumbed to tuberculosis in Now York,
Thero is no institution in this community
that docs a finer work, or Is
moro deserving of support, than tho
I.eahi Home, and should there be nny
porsons desiring to assist any of tho
philanthropic undertakings in this city
they could not do better than add to
tho general endowment fund of tho
Home, thus enabling the trustees to
caro for a larger number of free patients.
GEORGE F. DAVIES,
Secretary, tho Leahi Home.
A FAMILY NECESSITY.
Every family should bo nrovided with
Chnmbcrlain's Pain Balm at all times.
Sprains may bo cured in much less time
when promptly treated. Lamo back,
lamo shoulder, pains in tho sido nnd
chest and rheumatic painB are somo of
mo diseases for which it is especially
valuablo. Try this liniment nnd be-
como acquainted with its qualities nnd
vou win never wish to bo without it.
For salo by Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.,
agents for Hawaii.
BRITAIN WANTS NO
LONDON, April 8. "Does tho
British government recognizo that
the Monroo Boctrino is applicable
only to tho American Continent or does
it admit that it includes tho islands of
tho West Indian Archipelago f" was
tho question put to Sir Edward Grov
lin tho house of commons today. Sir
iwiwaru saiu it wns ililncult to reply
without knowing tho meaning that tho
questioner nttnehed to tho Monroe
nnd the nrcliipelnco. Ho con-
"Tho Monroo Doctrino is tho
sion of n policy of tho United States
and as such it is for them to say what
it covers. As, however, tho British
government has no intention of making
uuy uuw acquisition or territory either
on tho American, continent or in the
archipelago no" Question of noliev on
this point will arise between Britain
and tho United States.
now while another that they had kept
faith with tho board nnd that tho
now privileges should be granted. It
was' decided to postpone consideration
of this mnttcr until tho meotlng to take
up tho renewal of licenses at tho end of
tho fiscal year.
The question of tho good faith that
tho Young Hotel has kept with tho
board was challenged two months ago
by the statement of tho manager of tho
Grill that that hotel did servo to guests
in tho hotel rooms anyway.
TO CURE A GOLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine
Tablets. All druggists refund
the money if it fails to cure.
E, W. Grove's signature is on
VIUS MEDICINE CO- St Loui. I'At
OCEAN'S TOLL IS ESTIMATED NOW
AT MORE THAN SIXTEEN HUNDRED
HE! OF TITANIC NOT THE GUPTi
SMITH KNOWN WELL IN HONOLULU
Local steamship men do not bolievo Asia and went bnck to the Atlantic
that tho Captain Smith, hero of tho "ldo in the service of his company.
.. .... .. . ,,. I' or some timo ho was on tno of tho
Titanic mentioned in the
disaster, rCRular stcnnlcr8 in tll0 - Atinntte
cables is Capt. Harry Smith, known nli then wns on tho Arabic, as com-
here. "Word has been received from mandcr during one or more of tho Clark
tho former Boric commander within
tho past month anil in the letters ho
made no mention of any possibility of
his succeeding to tho command of tho
When tho first nnwB camo that the
skipper of tho ill-fated Whito Star
liner Titanic waB named Smith, there
wus considerable speculation hero as
to whether it might bo tho Capt Harry
Smith well known in Honolulu, who
left tho Boric when sho was mado the
Cruises to the Mediterranean. In Jan
uary of the present year ho was in
command of the Megantic of tho White
Star Meet running to Montreal. This
last information was contained in a
postal recoived by F. W. Klcbahn t
this city n few weeks ago.
There Ib another Smith in tho Whito
Star service, Capt. Harry B. Smith, who
is supposed to ho the man who went
down with the Titanic after urging his
crow to remember that they were British
and supposed to face death unflinchingly.
STUDENT MAY BE AMONG TITANIC LOST
Percy White, a brother of Mrs. ; brief visit to England. They are well
Jnnies H. Cnstlo of this city, and his
son, Percy Whito Jr., were passengers
on tho White Star liner Titanic, and
it is feared they are among tho hundreds
who met death in tho North Atlantic
Mr. Cnstlo learned yesterday morning
by cablo that they were aboard the
Titanic, but another cable to relatives
and tho Now York offices of the steamship
company inquiring whether they
wero among tho rescuod brought by the
Carpathia is still unanswered.
The Whites wero roturning from a
known here. With his son, Mr. Whito
spont several months with tho Castles
two or three years ago. Tho son attended
Flags at Half-Mast. t
Flags were nt half-mast in Hawaii
yesterday, in common with thoso of tho
nation. It signified a nation-wide sorrow
over what must bo considered a
An order from President Taft calling
for flags at half-mast on all federal
buildings and vessels of the United
States wns received in tho morning, nnd
flags on territorial buildings and private
residences followed suit.
WILL EFFECT SAVING OF $1,1,10
CIirOAGO, April 2. Tho first step to save a large amount of money, one
toward tho reduction of the militnry 5tcm, it is alleged, being in pay alone
force in tho Philippines has been taken ofTJ, l?'"'!-! -n
. ,, ' , I Ey bo now condition it will be pos-
by tho war department. Orders havo 8iu0 to make uso of six regiments in
been issued delaying the departure of tho military occupation of tho Jin-
the First Infantry, which was to havo wniiau Islands nnd tho Canal Zone.
in a-- i. :.... if.-i. tr . i The two cavalry regiments the Fourth
,v.x ..u j.iUiIdi.u uu dioau , uilll , ... . - .-
uuv l-MW AUllu .fulfil IIVIU IU tU lilt
.... ., , . jrU
which is now to sail on the transport of ni,:r,,,.,in ; Ar,, o.i t..
M.ay ?... T1.mt regiment will not go to tivoly, will not 'sail until it is' timo to
tho Philippines, in accordance with tho
relieve tho Seventh and Eighth
?, ,, ""-"""-' ""' V"1 laK0 8lat,0n meuts of cavalry. In other words, tho
m tho Hawaiian Islands. It is tho Third and Fourth cavalry have had
plan of tho war department to maintain their dates of departure indefinitely
a garrison of but six regiments four postponed. Tho homecoming of tho
of infantry and two of sixth, Nineteenth and Ninth regiments
of twclvo regiments of which eight nro 0f infants in tho order named, will
in tho infantry nnd four tho
occur as Beheduled and will servo to
...,. cuiuimii.es oi tne rcduco tho infantry forco in tho Phil
.... .,., ,,, , u,u uiaiiui win uo lppines to the four regiments proposed
tamed nt war strength. It is claimed as the representation of that arm,
J ' """"' ol war 'in oy this ing tho Thirteenth, Fifteenth and
operatioa tho government will bo able Twenty.fourth Infantry in the islands.
SECOND SISAL MILL READY ON
The second decorticntor, press and
mill for tho Hawaiian Sisal Company
has been set up nt Hoacao, near
in tho Wahiawa section, and will
soon bo ready tw tako caro of tho
crop of sisal now boing grown on tho
Hoaeao lands, whero ono thousand
acres havo been propared and planted.
Tho first mill is located on tho Ewa
lands whero about SCO acros havo been
under cultivation for somo timo. This
mnchino has dono splendid pioncor
work and with it tho company lias
prepared a vast amount )f sisal for
shipment to tho mainland.
1'1'Q now lands aro on a high eleva
TO TAKE OFF NEW
tion on tho lino of tho Oahu Railway
through tho Wahiawa canyon, tho com-
mii.y iimuing us goous at itobinson
An incline railway has been install
ed from tho railway station to tho
upper lands so that all goods for tho
mill nnd mnterial to bo shipped aro
Tho- company has been getting tho
highest prices for sisal from tho Tubbs
uoruago Company, it being- characterized
as first-class by tho Coast company.
Tho prieo has not been as high in tho
past year .as formerly but the demand
remains good and tho Hawaiian company
will find n market for every
pound- it produces.
FOUTl DP FORMAL FEDERATION
(From Saturday's Advertiser.) i
Pastors of Honolulu ovangolical
churches yesterday organized tho
Church Federation, and adopted a con
stitution whereby each church affiliat
ing with tho now organization is permitted
representation by its ministers
and ono layman, plus othora whom thoy
may choose to sit with them. Tho federation
is organized principally to
scenro church unity on mattors of community
and church interest, to provent
tho overlapping of work, and strengthen
all Christian endeavor.
Among thoso attending yesterday
were Itev. Dorcmus Scudder of Central
Union, Tastor D. O. Peters of the
Christian Church, Bishop Bestariek and
canon Auit oi at. Andrew's Episcopal
church, Uev. Mr. Williams of St
Clcmont'a Episcopal church, Bov. B. E.
Smith and Bov. J, W, Wadman of tho
The federation is believed by those
who are behind the movement to be a
long stop forward toward making the
work of the churches parallel and to
work along common linos and in unity
of purpose for community betterment.
PREPARING TD CELEBRATE THE GLORIOUS
This year's Fourth of July celebration
will not bo allowed to pass by
unheeded for tho directors of the merchants'
association havo already takoa
hold of tho celebration idea, nnd will
havo a plan perfected in a fow weeks
for a proper obsorvanco of tho nation's
birthday. At a mooting of directors on
Thursday afternoon, thp observance of
tho Fourth was under discussion. Tho
association iutends to commence early
this year and havo !a program r.'ady
weeks iv advance of tho date. For a
few years tho observance of tho Fourth
has not been enthusiastic and eleventh
hour meetings have barely raved tho
day from passing without a patriotio
celebration of somo kind.
Tho directors also, decided that they
will aid in every way in preparation
or the celebration of Knmehanieha
Day, on Juno 1 1, For both celebrations,
Manager Hepburn of tho Hawaiian
Electrio Light Company was appointed
ss a committee of ono to take charge.
Twenty Honeymoon Brides Now Widows Gallant
Captain Galls Upon Men to Remember They
Are BritishMany Tales of HeroismTitanic
Broke in Two and Then She Sank.
NEW YORK, April 20. As the actual facts of the sinking of
the White Star liner Titanic on last Monday morning become known
and the death roll can be prepared with some accuracy, the
of the tragedy becomes more and more apparent. Last night,
after a careful rechecking of the list of those saved and a comparison
with the lists obtained from Liverpool by cable of all who were
aboard the liner, the White Star officials announced their estimate
of the dead at sixteen hundred and thirty-five, which includes those
who died of fright or exposure after being taken off the sinking
vessel in the lifeboats.
Bit by bit the events of those fearful few hours, between the time
when the iceberg ripped the death gash through the steel side of the
liner and the time the remnants of her company were taken aboard
the Carpathia, are being learned, and into the many tales of heroism
are creeping the few incidents of cowardice and of error .of judgment
that must be inseparable from a castrophe of the Titanic nature.
In contrast to the heroic words of Captain Smith, megaphoned
through the uproar when the first intimation of panic was observed
"Be British, my men," comes the explanation of J. Bruce Ismay,.
chairman of the board of directors of the White Star line, a survivor,,
as tcTwhy he is one of those ashore when so many of the regular-passengers
of the linerwent to a watery grave. "A boat was being:
lowered. It was half empty, and I got into it," he says.
HELD BACK BY EBVOLVEBS.
That thero was room in tho Ufoboats for more than the number saved, as
intimated by tho statement of Chairman Ismay, is tho charge made by Mrst
Emil Taussig, who declares that her husband and Henry Harris, tho theatrical,
magnate, wero prevented from entering tho boat in which sho was placed, although
it was not filled. Her husband and Harris, sho says, were held Daofc
at tho points of revolvers, in tho hands of ship's officers.
Aboard tho Titanic when sho sailed from Liverpool woro couples
upon their honeymoon. Of tho brides, so happy a few days ago,
twenty aro now widows. Only ono bridegroom was saved.
Tho report yesterday that Captain Smith might havo shot himself
vessel plunged into the depths aroso from a statement made by Mrs. Qcorg
Widoner, who declares that sho saw 'one of the officers of tho linor blow onte
his brains shortly after tho Bmall boats had cast off.
VESSEL BROKE IN TWO.
Just boforo thor fatal plungo of tho liner, say tho eyewitnesses, the great-stem
upended and tho Titanic hung for several minutes with three hundred t
her bulk in tho air, her lights blazing far abovo tho lovel of tho water into-which
hor bowB wero buried. Thon, with "a great ronding, tho mammoth halt-buckled
and tho Titanic crumpled in the middle and sank. TJp to tho timo the-vessel
upended, tho ship's band continued to play In the saloon.""
Captain Rostron, of tho Carpathia, in a statement given out yesterdajr
beforo his vessel sailed, praised tho pluck of tho women rescued by his crow.
Despito tho heartrending incidents of tho wreck, with their sons and husband
drowning before thoir eyes, and tho hardships experienced during thoso dreadful
hours when they woro afloat in tho lifeboats, waiting for help to roach .thenv
tho women displayed the greatest herdlsm.
Beforo tho special committee of tho senate, which is hero holding an investigation
into tho causes responsible for tho record catastrophe, Captain
Rostron told a dramatic tale yesterday morning. The first intimation aboird
tho Carpathia of tho torriblo happenings nearby camo at minntc
after midriight, when tho distress call of tho Titanic wireless operator -was
picked up. As soon as he could answer tho call and learn tho exact location
of tho foundering liner, ho ordered full steam ahead and mado direct for the
spot. Beforo the Carpathia reached the scene of tho wreck, the Titanic had.
disappeared. Tho first 'boatload of survivors were taken aboard at ten minutes-after
four Surfday morning. Tho last lifeboat was picked up four hours later,
later, after which the Carpathia cruised up and down in search of other possible
As his vessel passed through tho waters which bad just closed over sixteen
hundred pcoplo, an Episcopal clergyman, ono of his passengers, recited th
words of the burial service, in the prayers of which the hundreds aboard tli
Captain Smith of the Titanic played the hero during the awful disaster,
according to the stories told by tho survivors yesterday. He died gallantly-after
placing all the women in tho boats except those who refused to leave their
An impending panic was averted by Captain Smith's terso megaphoned!
command: "Bo British, my men!"
Col. Archibald Oracle was one of tho last to leave tho ship aa she tooif
her final plunge. Just as sho was disappearing he dived from her side and
swam to ono of the rafts whore some twenty others stood half-submerged
hours, not daring to movo for fear of capsizing. i
All of thorn repeated tho Lord's prayer in unison. This they did over and!
Maj. Archie Butt, military aid to President Taft, helped a woman friend
Into a boat, tucked blankets around her, asked her to give bis regards to Ms
frionds, and then stepped back on the Titanic. It was the last seen of th
WASHINGTON, April 20. Tho Hydrographlc Offico yesterday issued Instructions
shifting tho lane for ocean liners plying between New York and
Boston and European ports ono hundred and eighty miles south of the former
regultr route. This adds a few miles to the course, but misses the wont or
Senator Isidor Rayner of Maryland yesterday attacked J. Bruce Isany,
chairman of the White Star line. He declared that Captain Smith was undoubtedly
acting under the orders of Ismay in speeding up his engines to mate
a record trip for the Titanic on her disastrous maiden voyage.
NEW YORK, April 10. The senate conunltteo investigating the TiUnlff
dlsaster today summoned J. Bruce Ismay before it to testify as to the wreck.
Ismay was visibly nervous under the questioning of the committee as to
the facts of the tragedy. He wag asked as to the circumstances under whlcfe
he himself left tho Titanic and whispered that a boat was being lowered, half-empty,
and he got into it. He said he will court the fullest inquiry and declares
he has nothing to conceal. Ho gave the details of the voyage.
Ismay said that the Titanic 'a engines were designed to run eighty
and were only turning seventy-five at the time of the crash. The Titanic
carried gear for sixty boats, but only twenty boats were actually on board,
which, Ismay testified, fulfilled the law.
Captain Rostron of the Carpathia, which picked up hundreds of survivors
of the disaster, followed Mr. Ismay on the stand.
In statements today the Whito Star company disclaimed responsibility for
the wreck, declaring it an "act of God."
A fresh sensation occurred today when it was learned that the surviving'
members of the crew hod been smuggled off the Carpathia and held incommunicado
beforo the vessel cam to New York. The crew Will sail soon for Europe.
The surviving officers will testify before the senate investigation committee.
Many survivors, in hospitals from the shock, are improving.