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VOI. VII., NO. 4.5
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, FRIDAY. MAY 29, . 1914. SEMI-WEEKLY.
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QUEBEC, May 29. (Associated Press Cable). Eight hundred persons are missing and,it is believed, have perished as the result of the
sinking last night of the Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Ireland in the St. Lawrence River, off Father Point in the county of Rimouski,
province of Quebec, following a collision with the Norwegian Collier Storstad. " . : . V V
Three hundred and fifty of the passengers and crew of the ill-fated ship have been landed at the little town of Rimouski, and the remainder
of the approximately twelve hundred who were on the ship are not accounted for. ' -;:,
The impression that they have been lost'is furthered from the reports that the Empress of Ireland sank within ten minutes after the collision. ,
The ships were running in a heavy fog when the crash came. ' : v ,
While reports from the scene of the disaster are meager it is not believed that the survivors, though landed on the sparsely settled Rimouski
coast, are suffering greatly from exposure as the weather has been extremely mild for this season of the year. ; '
Among- the 1200 persons on board the Empress of Ireland were a large party of Salvation Army Workers. Early, reports stated that the
Empress of Ireland had collided'with the German steamer Hanover and that both ships had gone down, the Empress of Ireland with its 1200
persons and the Hanover with 1318 passengers aboard and a large crew. Later reports, however, definitely established the other ship in the
collision as the collier Storstad, Captain Anderson. ' :i :': :- .
The Empress of Ireland, which was the crack liner of the Canadian Pacific fleet, being the lares(t placed in commission, was carrying seventy-seven
first class passengers, 206 second class, 504 third class and crew of about 400 men" when it struck the Storstad. She was in command of
Lieutenant Kendall, Royal Naval Reserve. '
The Empress of Ireland was'Iaunched at Glasgow on January 28, 1906. It was 569 feet in length; 65 feet 6 inches in width, its tonnage was
14,500 and displacement 20,000 tons. - .'..-';.' : - ' . r. v v . . ' '
. Not quite two years ago, the Empress of Britain, tistep ship of the Empress of Ireland, and in practically th; same locality as last night's disaster, rammed and sank the collier Helvetia. The Empress of Britain, however,
escaped serious damage, rescued all the passengers aboard the Helvetia and took them into Montreal. . ' , , ' . . ,
PEACE OH ll
El III! 1
Mediators Practically Complete
Plans for Pacification of Mex
ico and Lay Proposals Before
Two Rulers For Their Ap
proval Nature of Findings
Not ' Made public. -
NIAGARA FALLS, Cuuada, May 20.
' (Assouiatcd Press by.Feder'al Wire
less) Plans for tho pacification of
Mexico have boon virtually completed
by the South American mediators. The
; major issues are bow before President
Wilson and lresidcnt Iluerta for their
approval, Whoa tbia approval is , ob
tained aocondary questions will bo tak
en np by the mediutors and the repre-
. seutativea of the United States and
Mexico. 1 Among the ioint atill to bo
diiipoaed of, It ie believed, ia the ncli-c-tiou
of the person io will comprise
the' new Mexican government, aud the
manner. in which tluy will succeed the
Iluerta regime., The plans which have
boon submitted to Wilson and Jluvra
' have uot been mod" Tul'''c' . v ...
ARE KILLED IN BATTLE
AMARCOS; Mexico, by Coiirrer to El
I'aso, ' Texas. (Associated I'ress ' by
Federal Wireless)' Thirtv-five women
ramp followers of the Federal army
were killed, together with three hun
dred Federal soldiors, at the battle of
I'aredon, whore the Federal troops were
decisively defeated by , the Kebels,
Fifty-seven Federal ollicers who wore
captured were executed after the bat
tle, includint; General Nunez, a nephew
of lurfirio inaz; (Jeueral Uisone, and
nine eolonuls. : ...
CLAIM JAPANESE ARE V
GIVING AID TO HUERTA
! WAaillXOTON, May 1!8. (Aviat
ed Press Service by Federal Wireless)
The government is in receipt of infor
mation to th effect that Japanese are
pioparin to land arms for Provisional
I'n-sidont Huerta, vnder cover of war
hips. Whether the warsliijis are Japanese or
Mexican cannot be learned, however, it
is not believed that there are any Japa
nese lighting vessels in the vlciuity of
Mam-.ariillo, at whiih point the report
nuvs the munitions""- of war will be
landed. , . ' , ' '
MOVING ON OJINAGA
"F.L 1'AfK), Texas, May '29. (Asso
riated I'ress by Federal Wireless)
Vncoiinriiicd reports reached here yes
tcrduy tlmt I'iimciiiiI Oi(i7j'i, nt the hend
of an army of Federal irregulars, had
escaped from 8u!tillj and is uioving on
First Built, Made : ;
? to. Fly-by Gurtiss
Machine Was Same Which Fell
Into Potomac Ridicule
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.. Killed Inventor.
KKM VU A, New" York, May 2'J. (Aa
sociuted l'Tir by Federal Wireless)
CileNtt H. Cnrtiss, th famous aviator
and nirhhlp toustrurtor, yesterday was
HiKcinwfiil iu Nmkin fly -the Samuel
Imlcy . aeroplane,' the first heavior-tlmn-air
machine ever constructed and
to make a soceeFsful flight. The crude
machine fell into the 'otoiiiac river
wlmn the inventor attempted to make
it tly many years bro, but it was res
cued front its watery grave and later
became an exhibit in the Hinithsonian
institute. Uocause the machine waa ao
ridiculed by newspapers as well ns his
assertions that he could make a heav
icr tban-air machine remain in the air,
Lanlcy became discouraged, gave np
bis uinbitiou to perfect an airehivand
died of a. broken hoait. ' '
WOULD SELL OLD SHIPS
WAfeHIXOTOX, May a8.-r-Dr. Henry
Lane, senator from Oregon, haa submit
ted to the senato committee on naval
affairs the proposition that tha Idaho,
a 3,0H)-ton battleship of tha second
line, .ami the Mississippi, sistership to
the Idaho, be disposed of to a foreign
powor for the original cost of construc
tion. ' . .
It is intimated tliat the foreign pow
er referred to is Ureece and that an
oiler has been made for these two ves
Tbo proceeds of tho sale, should the
siune be consummated, would prol ably
be ntilizoii ror the eoustructiou of fen
additional dreadnought. .
l!nth of the yeysels are in good con
dition but are considered too antiquat
ed for line service." " .
The proposal of fc'enstor Lane meets
with the approval of the committee to
which it was made. - . -
, WASHINGTON, May 28. (Assici
atecj Press y Federal Wireless) Sen
Utor Oeornu W, Norris of Nebridkn l a
introduced a resolution csl in upou
Attorney .(ieneral Jamea McU-jyie (Is
for. information as to the status of il e
New York Central KaiSroa I. The t e
eifle infuruiktion touuht Is a ruling r.s
to whether the transportation corpora
tion is eperating in violation of 111 9
Micrnuin anti trust Isw,
MAKES FAST TRIP
I.OH ANOEl,K, May t8. Tu
stesmer cituita (ataliua, from New
Vork, by Way of the Ht rails of Magel
lan, arrived here toibty, having made
the voyaue forty-four days, fourteen
hours, without a stop en routs.
Marine Disasters- of Past Decade
Y)0 June 15. General Sltkitm, excursion st :am1oat with 140Cf persons alxjard; took (Trc
1 . oing through Hell Gatc,East River;. more than 1000 lives lost. ' . "
1905, Scj'teniher 12. rjapancse warship Mika.sa nink after explosion in 5ascbo harbor;'.)
- lives' loit.' - : ' 'C-'. ". - , f-
1,'ebruary l2.-S. SS JMwiont in cf;lliskv,..!,h Harry . Hani'nv, iii, Hong' Island-,
'." "'Sound ; 183. lives lost. " ' ' - ' ' " V j v
iyo7, February 21. English mail steamship Berlin wrecked off the Hook of 1 (olland ; 142
; ' lives lost. ' ': v ; ' ' '.''.. ' ,
l(.QJ, February 24. Austrian Lloyd S. S Iru;)cratrix, fjom Trieste to Bombay, wrecked oa
Gape of Crete and sunk 137 lives lost. ' ' ! . . ,
l'X)7, March.Frcnch warship Jena, blown up at Toulon ; 120 livea lost. ,
1907, July 21. S. S. Columbia sunk off Shelto i Cove, California, jn collision with tvS. San
. Pedro; 50 lives lost. . . v'. - 'V .
1908, April 25. British cruiser Gladiator rammed by American liner St Paul off Isle of
Wight; 30 lives lost. v;-'i '
1908, July. Chinese warship Ying King fouit Jered ; 300 lives lost. . v .' ;
1908, August 24. S. S. Folgenenden wrecked ; 70 persons lost. . . '
1908, November 6. S. S. Aaish sunk in storm off Etoro Island; 150 lives lost.
191 U February 2. S. S. Abenton wrecked; 70 Jives lost. . , . '' .'.
. 1911. April 23. S. S. Asia ran aground; 40 lives lost, . V ! ' ' . ! '
1911, September 5. S. S. Tuscapel wrecked i 81 lives lost.: '. j. ' ; (
1911, October 2. S. S. Hatfield in collision and .sunk: 207 lives, lost.'.:".;:. : ;
1911, April 2 S. S. Koombuna wrecked ; 150 lives lost. . .' . .. . '. -: j.
1912, April 14. S. S, Titanic, struck iceberg off Newfoundland Banks and sunk: 1635 lives
tost, v'- r ' r,
SEATTLE, May 28. The central
labor ' eotlneil, after ; considerable dis
cussion, has agreed to allow Japanese
to become members of the unions, all
bated with tho American Federation of
Labor, . . ; ' ',.
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-LONDON, May' 211.' (Associated
Press by Federal Wireless) Two uf
fraguttoa at midnight evaded the ken
tries guarding Ittickiughain I'alur and
smashed two windows. Hoth the surtra
gettes were caught but the master of
the royal ' household refused to pros
ecute and the two women were released.
T. LOUIS, May SI). (Associated
Press by) Federal Wiruloes)-rThi city
yesterday celebrated the 13uth anni
versary of its founding with the pre
sentation of a mammoth pageant illus
trative of the principal events in the
history of the city.
PANAMA CANAL ESCAPES
DAMAGE BY EARTHQUAKE
COLON, Canal Zone. May 28. Fol
lowing a complete Investigation of the
canal worxiugs In this vu-imtv, fol
lowing tho tun thcimke of Inst .night,
reports have been deceived from the
engineers stating that absolutely uo
damage haa been discovered.
SCORES ON COAST
BAN FHANT1SCO, May 29.-
(Sjiecial to The Ailvertiser by
Federal Wireless) Madame Ma
rion Dowsett, the Honolulu prima
donaa, made her.Irst appearance
here last night as a dramatic solo
ist, scoring a great success and
receiving the unstinted praise of
the local critics. '
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8YDXEV, New South . Wales, May
28.-r-(Asso iated Press hy Federal Wire
less) The most severe earthquake ever
recorded iu Australia wag prevalent for
almost three hour last, night. From
overy Indication tha earth disturbance)
was in the vicinity of the Friendly Isl
a ml.". While tba shock was moat posi
tive throughout New South Walsf ami
tho length of the quake covered several
hours, no specific damage haa been re
ported. 1 ' ,
17QUL0 PUT DIVORCES
CHICAGO, May 20. (Associated
Preys by Federal Wireless) The 120th
general assembly of the , Prcubyteriaa
Church of tha United b'tatea In session
here yesterday went on record aa being
In favor of a federal law to coutrol
divorce. . ' . .
DIES OF INJURIES
Succumbs to Wounds Received
in Motorcycle Accident ' . .
':'.;;. ;',' .. Last Sunday;
, . Harold Uilberg, who, while riding a
motorcycle near HHiofield Parracks last
Kuuday morning crashed into a wire
fence, died of his iiijurlee at the post
hospital at rVhofleld last evening short
Iv after six o'clock. A fracture of the
skull ami internal Injuries were the
cause of death. A sad feature of the
affair is that the young man's parents
are due to arrive .Monday on the Hierra
and it ia not known whether they are
cognisant of the youug man 'a accident
aa yet.-; v. .
Harold Gilberg was an employe of
the Inter-Island steamship company on
the floating drydm-k. In company with
William fit. Clair, he vturted on a pleas
ure trip on motorcycles to Waialua last
Hun day. How the accident that rejiult
ad in the young man's death occurred
will never lie kuowu. ' bt. Clair was
riding about fifty yards iis tho lea j
when in turning ha noticed that his
companion . was not following him.
Turning his motorcycle around, Ht.
Clair rode back. down toe road anil
found Uilberg lying among a tangled
mass of barbed wire aloogside a fence,
his machine a wreck and' the engiue
atill running. The presumption is that
Id making a turn, Ins machine skidded
and threw' him into the fence. , The
young uian, still unconscious waa taken
to the hospital at Hcboflold by. a pass
ing automobile where he ha been un
der the care of physicians. 1 '
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NEED MERCHANT MARINE.
WASHINGTON, Mav l2H. (Aswi
ated Press by Federal Wireless) Presr
dent Wilson stated today thut oi (f
the chief needs of the nation is a mer
chant marine. ' . '
In Turn the New Official Give's
Recognition vto Employes
i :. Under Him.
( buries II. Uoao wan appoiutcd sheriff
of the city and' county of Honolulu
yesterday Ly the board of supervisors
at their noon-day meeting to fill the
vacancy caused by Vt illiam P, Jarrett
being appointed to the position of high
shcrni' or. the Territory by Governor
Piiikbam. The two appointees ..will
take ollice on June 1. .
At last night's meeting of the super
visors, iu a roiniuunicstion to thut
body, Sheriff Koee not 1 tied the board
that be ' intended . appointing Chiet
Clerk Julius W, Asca to the position 01
deputy sheriff. '
, Uhcriff Kose entered the police de
partment as chief clerk to Buerilf lau-
kea. Kuuning on the Democratic ticket
with ftheriti Jarrett he was elected lor
two' terms to the position be has just
i Sheriff Hose stated yesterday that he
had no policy to make public at thia
time other than he intended to carry
out the duties of his oflice as his con'
science and his oath of oUice dictated.
Julius W. Asvh has been conuected
with the police department for six years
a chief clerk and haa been an honest
ami eflicrent officer.
Sheriff Rose stated yesterday that be
bad promoted J. K. Kanepuu to the po
sition made vacant by Deputy Sheriff
Asch's promotion; , , . . . ( ..
' J. K, Kanepuu has been clerk in the
police, , dVpartment for twenty-three
years. Ha has served under hherifTs
Charles B. Wilson, George Ashley, John
H. Soper, E. U. Hitchcock, A. M.'Hrown,
William Henry, Curtis laukea and Wil.
liam Jarrett. His promotion is due to
long, faithful and efficient service.
It was stated yesterday by Mr. 'Jar
rett and Mr. Iiose thut other rhauges in
the police department would be made
within a few days aud will be an
nounced at the conclusion of a confer
ence that will be held soou. Ou the
street the selection of Julius Asch as
his deputy la considered a good one on
the part of Sheriff Kose, . Politics rut
no figure in the appointment, Sheriff
Kose main desire "being to select a
competent officer to carry out the pub
lie's welfare. ' i .V
At the meeting of the . supervisor
last night a resolution was Introduced
highly commending Sheriff Jarrett for
the competent manner in which he has
couducted his oflice and the efficient ser
vice that he has civeu the public.
WRECKAGE BELIEVED TO
BE OF F, J. LUCKENBACK
PHILADELPHIA, Mav 28. (As.
elated I'ress fry . Federal Wireless)
the wreckage reported to have been
seen' floating near Churle-don, South
Carolina, in believed to he from fie
steamer F. J. Luckenback, row cnd I
erably .overdue. . Th Luckenbaek is
owned by the eompanv bearing that
name, which operate a line of ateamer
xloug the east comt and also around
the Horn to Pacific water..' V .
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WASHINGTON, Mar 29. -.(Associated
Press by Federal Wrreless) -Hear
Admiral Howard, rommander 'nf
the Vuited States fleet on the' west
Mexican coast, reported that condition
are distressing at Mazatlan on account
of the shortage of food ami water, y
G OVER DR-S G S
IB LO DEALS
Three Lenses Are Given for 991
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' . Years Each- Total Acrcr
, age Involved 292.34. .
Three homestead lcises of V'.i'J yenrs
each, nine special homestcid agreements
and four transfers were apriv?d I nd
siguod yestnnUy by Goverimr i'inivli i:ii.
The riiecial homesteud . ar(!eiiienti
culled tor the taking up of 171.lv! a.-r.'S
of government land, appraised at
3W4.2l; the 0!H year leases cover
K.oo acres, no cunsideratiou beiu
U'lvenj and the transfers cover 112.ini
acres, uo consideration . noted. The.
total ares' figuring in the sixteen pub
tie, lauds transactions amounts to L",i-.:H'
acres, compprised in twenty-two separ- .
ately surveyed lots. The truusactions
were aa follows: .
lloinestead leases, 99t years Kaluua
Kaleopaa (w), lot 5A, at'l'ohukou, l'a
uilo, llaniukua, Island of Hawaii, two
and three-quarter acres; William Ka
welo, lot 3A, same place, three anil one
quarter acres; Piko Kukeansnu, lots
JO ud SUA, HnuuU, Island of Oului,
two and sixty five hundredths acre-i.
' Special homestead agroeinents Emily
Kia, lot 22, at KiliHlnni, North Hilo,
Island 'of Hh wail, It. 03 acres, ap
praised value $.'!30.i)0; Hattie I look a no,
same pluce, tot 21, 11. lit acres, :t'll .'JH;
John Awa, lot WX, nt Luultmlei, Oalui,
5.44 acres 27fi; Chang. Wai Hung,
lot 1 Oil,, at Kaliiheo, Island of Kauai,-
25.73 lacres, $232; Antonio Furtado,
lota 11, P'1 and : 102, Munowaiopue,
North llilo, Hawaii, respective area
15.H4 acres, 10.5(1 acres and (57,5110
fijinre feet, total value $li7i.40; John
Cliveira, luta 3 aud (i-, respective area
14, DO acres and 72,l)'" s pinre feet, ranio
place, total value $.)U3.70; .loiKjuim d
loitn, lot 40, Kaao, Haniakna. Island
of Hawaii, thirteen acres, jS5; John
(iooiko, lot Id, Kilialuiii, "North llilo.
Island of 'Hawaii, 12.20 acre, ;ii :
Juuu H. Martin, lots l.iS and 159, Ka-
nn. Island of Kauai, area zi.l'J acres
and 22.24 acres, f'l'l.
Transfers I.illde K. Knlj fo Surah
Pratt, lot 21, Oniini, Kanui, 5.1)0 acfes;
I.en.jamiu 1'ulua to Sam Abieiia, lott
143 and III, Limlualei, Ouiiu, 23. HO
acres; Muikui lloli to Keala Purdy, lot
140, I miki.pn. South Kohula, Inland of
Hawaii, 41.15 aires; Awili'Opio to
KeeliiaumoHiia, lot 13), mine plai a,
41.13 acres. ( , . , ,
PUnS "DUE ON TUESDAY
Advices were received yesterday by
the Kuwait World's Fair -commission
from its architect, stating that cim
plete plans for the Hawaii building at
the l'snbina I'.irilid J-'.xposition vvould
arrive en the sU-amer l.urline 1iie:.day.
Chairman H, P. Wood w:t aJtheriif d
to order ' from . Gordon I'sl.oi'ne. the
sculptor, a lite-sizo group of surf rMers
for tho lfawuii exhibition, tiids -were
submitted for .lantern slides, moving
Iiieture shows, posfenrds, pictures rf
lawaiian fish and other exhibition fea
tures, which will lie tnken 'ip at the
next meeting of tbo eommisslou.
William F, Young, the uewiy arrive!
postmaster, after looking over the vt
lions sections of the city in search for
a home, bus leased the Tliieleu resi
dence on Pacific lleiuhts, Mr. and Mrs.
Youug ar pnrtb nlai ly enthusiastic over
this sectiou of tho city, ,