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Acting Governor Carter, on coming
to the responsibility of that position
yosterdny, was disappointed In his expectation,
expressed on Tuesday even
ing ot receiving the resignation of
Treasurer Kepolkal, The correspondence
printed below exhibits the present
situation one that has the genuine hue
of an oldtlme cabinet crisis.
In the meantime Mr. Carter Is acting
up to his declaration that he would do
nothing which was not absolutely
necessary pending the arrival of his
commission ns Governor.
Yesterday afternoon the Acting Governor
Informed Clarence SI. White,
Chief Clerk, that he would not assume
administration of the Department of
Public Works, In Its ordinary detail'",
for the present. Business other than
clerical routine would await the appointment
of ahead to the department.
Mr. White Is therefore In charge of
whatever business may be transacted
In Uie menntlme.
The letters that passed between
Messrs. Carter and Kepolkal yesterday
were as follows:
CARTER TO KEPOIKAI.
"Hon. A. N. Kepolknl, Treasurer of the
"Dear Sir: As you are aware Governor
Dole has taken his oath as Federal
Judge, and thereby his resignation
as Governor becomes effective.
"I have not yet, and do not now nsk
you to resign, but before I accept the
responsibility as Acting Governor it Is
necessary for you to tnke some definite
action. Further delay on your part will
not only cripple my Administration
(which Is a small matter), but will
seriously hamper and delay the machinery
of the government In many of
Its departments and greatly Inconvenience
the public, for all of which
I must decline to be responsible.
"GEORGE 11. CARTER."
KEPOIICAI TO CARTER.
"Hon. George R. Carter, Acting Governor,
Territory of Hawaii.
"Sir: Yours of this date marked
personal' Is received, wherein you reminded
me that Governor Dole, having
entered upon his Judicial duties, his
resignation as Governor has become
effective you meaning thereby to convey
the Impression thut you have succeeded
ti) the Executive chair, de facto.
You assert thut you "have not yet,
and do not now usk me to resign" my
olllce ns Treasurer of the Territory
but assure me that 'It Is necessary for
jne to take some dellnite action,' presumably
in reference to such resignation
before your acceptance of 'the
responsibility as Acting Governor, of
directing the policy of the government,'
etc., etc., also that 'fuither delay on
my part will not only cripple the Administration,
but will seriously hamper
and delay the machinery of the government
la many of Its departments anil
greatly Inconvenience the public, for
all of which you must decline to bo
"Responding to the above, I do not
recognize the 'necessity' of my 'takiilg
any dellnite action' In the piemlses, and
I must respectfully dissent from the
proposition that my or failure
to iCBign, my olllce, can In any
logical or reasonable sense cripple, or
delay, or hamper the machinery of the
government In any of Its departments,'
or, that such action or on
my part would or could greatly or at
ull Inconvenience the public; nnd I note
your entire failure to specify nny of
the particulars wherein such results or
any of them could reasonably be expected
to follow either my udhetlng to
or resigning my present olllce.
"Let me remind you that I hold my
olllce under a dellnite tenure of four
years from the date of my appointment
that I have been confirmed by the
Hawaiian Senate, and commissioned in
due form of law under the provisions
of the Organic Act.
"There is no suggestion In nny of
your Intercourse with me, that I have
been guilty of any olllclal Impropriety
or Incompetence. Wherefore I fall to
recognize either the necessity or the
propriety of renouncing my olllce,
which Is one of honor, ns well as of
emolument, and one which any citizen
of Hawaii may take a Just pride In
holding: and, In the discharge of the
duties whereof, I am conscious of having
committed neither violations of the
law, nor deviations from olllclal discretion
In view ot these, and other A
erations, too numerous to be here even it
epitomized, I am constrained to inform
you that I have resolved to remain In
my present olllce, under the terms of
my appointment nnd commission thereto.
Very respectfully yours,
"A. N. KEPOIICAI.
"Treasurer, Territory of Hawaii."
CARTER'S FINAL NOTE.
"A. N, Kepolkal, Esq., Honolulu.
"Dear Sir: I have received your letter
In response to my note of this
morning, and I nm exceedingly sorry
thut you have failed to prove a man of
your word. I had every reason to expect
from so prominent an Hawaiian,
nnd one who had such a high stand
among your race that I could rely
upon the statement, repented twice to
me, that It wns your Intention to withdraw
and leave me free to select such
heads of departments ns would work
with me and In whom I could reuose
every confidence. Such confidence Is
now out of the Question.
"GEORGE It. CARTER." 1
Will Receive $100
a Month From
The order of business for yesterday's
meeting of the Hoard of Health was
largely of n. routine nature. After
the set Items had been disposed of,
Mr. Robinson asked If It was expected
the members should resign their commissions
to the new Territorial administration.
Dr. Cooper replied with a negative
opinion, saying he understood the net
was only desired of heads of departments.
His own resignation was
handed In two weeks ago, as that of
the head of the department nnd n salaried
olllclal. Members holding honorary
commissions he thought had no
occnslon for resigning.
Those present were: Dr. C B. 'Cooper,
president; Fred C. Smith, Dr. W. 11.
Mays, .Mark P. Robinson, E. C. Winston
nnd Attorney General Andrews,
members; Dr. J. S. 11. Pratt, chief
health olllcer; C. Charlock, secretary,
nnd Miss Mae Weir, stenographer.
John Cnssldy's bid of JJOOO to construct
the Moloknl telephone line was
formally accepted, and the contract
awarded to the bidder by the president
last week confirmed.
Letters from Dr. Molony, government
physician, nnd L. M. Vetlesen, sanitary
inspector, discussing the proposed sanitary
regulations for Luhainn, were
Dr. Cooper stated the difficulties in
the way of prescribing drainage of tenements
near the beach Into the sea.
Unless the owners united In constructing
a common sewer he did not know
how it could be done. It was a hard
matter to hnndle.
Dr. Pratt explained his Idea In making
the recommendation on which the
proposed regulation was bused. This
was to have a pipe run down to the
beach with lateral drains from houses
Dr. Cooper spoke of the difficulty of
ordering a compulsory sewerage system
for Lahnina, until the Legislature
should see fit to make provision for a
Other of the regulations were considered,
such ns those relating to the sale
of fish and disposal of garbage. The
draft and communications were flnnlly
on motion of -Ir. Andrews, referred to
a committee consisting of the medical
RAISE OF SALARIES.
The sanitary Inspectors of Honolulu
had their pay raised at the suggestion
of the president.
Dr. Cooper, after the sanitary reports
for October had been read, brought up
the matter. He said one of the fourteen
Inspectors had resigned nnd another
gone to the Coast, leaving twelve
which, he snld in nnswer to a question,
were sufficient to cover the city. The
Inspectors had been receiving $83 n
month, n poor living for a family, and ,
he recommended that their pay be
Increased to $100 a month from the first
Mr. Robinson snld an Inspector had
complained to him that morning of not
having leeelved his due pro rata ot
salary the past month, and stnted that
he reptesented other Inspectors In
Dr. Cooper remarked thnt any Inspector
who was dissatisfied had only
to return his badge. There were plenty
of good men waiting to take the
On motion of Mr. Winston, seconded
by Mr. Smith, the salaries of Inspectors
were raised to $100 a month nfter
Tho secretary reported thnt there
would be a surplus of $3S in the Inspection
fund under tho six months'
appropriation. Mr. Winston moved,
seconded by Mr. Smith, and It was car
ried, that the president divide the surplus
money among the Inspectors.
Reports were rend from the food
commissioner, the chief health olllcer,
the sanltnry Inspectors, the plumbing
Inspector and tho Banltnry Inspectors
of Lahnina ami Hilo.
Two letters were received from Dr.
L. L Cofer, chief quarantine olllcer,
reporting health conditions In the Orient.
The latest showed as follows:
Yokohama, two weeks to Oct. 21.
Plague cases, 3; deaths, 4; doubtful
plague cases, 3; deaths, 1. -
Kobe, two weeks to October 2S.
Hongkong, two weeks to October 20.
'"KU- " ""inns,
Nagasaki, two weeks to October 26,
Cholera cases, 40; deaths, 22. Remarks;
18 cholera, 22 suspected,
Shanghnl, two weeks to October 17.
Cholera cases, 2; deaths, 9.
Dr. Mays asked for Information regarding
the projected new dispensary.
Dr. Cooperjpswered that they were
in a period of transition, not knowing
where they were "at." Plans nnd
bids were In hand nnd he did not think
there would be nny difficulty after a
new head wns appointed to thtfPubllc
Works department. A morgue ns well
as a dispensary was planned, nnd he
considered n morgue the more pressing
necessity of tho two.
CHILDREN LIKE TO TAKE IT.
The finest quality of granulated loaf
sugar Is used In the manufacture of
Chnmberlaln's Cough Remedy, nnd the
roots used In Its preparation give It a
flavor similar to inn pie syrup, making
It quite pleasant to take. Children like
to take It and It has no Injurious after
effect. It always cures. For sale by
all dealers and druggists. Benson.
Snlth & Co., Ltd,, Agents for Hawaii.
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE. FRIDAY, KOVEMBER20. 1903-
COL. WM. H. CORNWELL
DIES AT WAlKAPU RANCH
wit wil WSMfrk&tttmm
THE LATE COL W.
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Death came suddenly and
edly to Col. "William H. Cornwell nt
G:20 o'clock yesterday morning at his
home at Walkapu, Maul. Before even
his Illness was known In Honolulu n
wireless telegram arrived announcing
the death of Mr. Cornwell to his relatives
In this city. The telegram gave
heart disease as the cause of death,
although friends In Honolulu always
believed Col. Cornwell to be a sufferer
from acute dyspepsia. Death came
very suddenly, Mr. Cornwell being 111
little moie than an hour. Ills wife
and son were nt his death bud.
MR. CORNWALL'S LIFE.
William II. Cornwell was born In
Hrooklyn, New York, sixty-one years
ago. He came to Honolulu when a boy
of fifteen years of age, having received
his early education In New York.
The deceased was the son of the late
Henry Cornwell. The elder 'Cornwell
came to Hawaii with his two sons In
the latter littles. His brother-in-law,
James Louzada, was already here and
It was at his request that the Corn-wells
came to the Islands. Louzada
owned the large ranch Interests in
Wnlmen, Hawaii, better known as the
Puuloa Sheep Ranch, adjoining the
Parker ranch. This ranch was later
purchased by Col. Macfarlane from W.
L. Greene and Frank Spencer who
bought it fiom Louzada. After this
sale the elder Cornwell, in Dartnershlp
with Louzada, started the Walkapu
sugar plantation on Maui, which probably
was the first plantation on thnt
Island. Cornwell nnd Louzada were
very successful, much of their succes
being duj? to the late Colonel Cornwell.
who for many years was employed as
manager of the property. This plantation
was followed very shortly by the
Haiku, Makee, nnd Campbell plantations,
nntlve labor at that time being
obtainable nt sl dollars per month,
while sugar sold in Pan Frnnclsco at
fioni ten to twelve cents per sound.
In 1ST6 Col. Cornwell, with Col. G. W.
Mncfnrl.ine, purchased the plantation,
the elder Cornwell nt that time retiring
from business. AVIth the plantation
Cornwell and Macfarlane also acquired
an Immense tract of 12,000 acres
known ns tho Grvat Walkapu Commons,
which ClnUH Spreckels afterwards
purchased from the partners,
and with the Walluku CommoiiB start-ed
the big Spreckels plantation. To
develop the property Spreckels hnd to
acquire large water rights from King
Kalnknua nnd In doing so he started
the first trouble between the King and
his cabinet, ending In Knlakaua dismissing
his ministers, who opposed the
grant, n prerogative the King then hnd.
Col. Cornwell wns a close adherent of
the Spreckels, nnd was well liked by
Claus Spreckels, who always entertained
Cornwell upon his "sts to San
Frnnclsco. John D. Spreckels and
Samuel Parker were always said to be
Cornwall's most Intlmnte friends.
Lnter Cornwell sold his Interest In
the Walkapu plantation to the Hawai
ian Commercial nnd Sugar Co., whllo
Macfarlane retained his share, thus
causing the famous million dollar law
cult. After the sale of his share In the
plantntlon, Cornwell tensed a large
tract of land ut Kula, Maul, from
King Knlakaua and began the raising
of stock on nn extensive scale, a business
he mnnaged most succesfully up
to the time of his death.
HIS FRIENDSHIP FOR KALAKAUA.
Col. Cornwell enrly formed a friendship
for Knlakaua which endured until
the hitter's death, and tunny stories
nre told of the regal entertainments
that the two gave each other, the King
cutertatnlug Cornwell In Honolulu nnd
Cornwell giving grand affairs for the
King ut Walkapu. In 1SS6 Cornwell
was appointed a member of the King's
stnff and during the revolution of the
following year he entered politics nnd
remnlned n stnunch supporter of
and Inter of IJIIunknlnnl. In
1S90 he was elected a member of the
House of Nobles for a four-year term
nnd In the years that followed took an
active part In the events which led up
to the deposing of the Queen and the
formation of the Provisional Govern
ment. On Nov. 1, 1892, the Queen named
a new cabinet and sent In Corn-well's
name as Minister of Finance.
This Cabinet lasted but long enough
to be voted out of existence by the
Legislature on that same day. On
January 13, 1903, he became a member
of the Paiker Cabinet, the one which
later surrendered to the new Divisional
government on the seventeenth
of January, four days after It had been
j CORNWELL A DEMOCRAT.
' Although a staunch supporter of tho
Queen, Cornwell accepted the conditions
which came with the annexation
of the Islands to the United States.
He then became a Democrat and attended
the National .Democratic Convention
of 1900 as n delegate from Hawaii.
Later he became national committeeman
for Hawaii, and during the
last legislative campaign at the request
of Col. Blackburn of Kentucky,
he made an effort to unite the Democrats
and Home Rule parties In Ha-
In 1ST0 Col. Cornwell wns married to
Miss Blanche Macfarlane. Three children
survive of that union, Mrs. J. S.
Walker nnd Mrs. A. A. Braymer of
Honolulu and W. H. Cornwell, Jr., of
Maul. His wife died about fifteen years
ngo and last December Mr. Cornwell
was married to Mrs. Josephine Colvln
In Honolulu. She was with him nt the
time of his death.
Mr. Cornwell was a groat lover of
horse flesh. For a number of years he
wns president of the Hawaiian Jockey
Club and one of Its charter members.
He Imported and bred many harness
und running noises, among them being
"May D" "Hancock," "Nlsa," "Garfield,"
"W. W. Wood," "Lord Brock."
"Venus," "Gnitalene," the flying
"Ahulmnnu," and ninny otthers. Ills
racing colors were well known as the
silver gray and cardinal maltese cross.
At his Sacramento River ranch In California
he kept a good stable.
The funeral arrangements have not
been definitely made. The body will be
brought to Honolulu In the Mauna Loa
Friday. The funernl will probably be
under the nusplces of the Hawaiian
Lodge No. 21, F. & A. M of which Mr.
Cornwell wns n member. The services
may be held Saturday or Sunday.
The deceased counted hundreds in
Hawaii as personal friends. Of n
genial, pleasant disposition he made
friends easily and kept them always.
He will be greatly missed both by
as well as the American residents
of the islands.
Deputy Sheriff Chlllingworth finds
himself barred out of his own office ut
the police station. The place was Invaded
yesterday by carpenters and a
handsome railing and counter has been
Instnlled which cuts the office in half.
Clerk Harry Mossman retains his old
section of the office at the Ewa, end,
while Deputy Sheriff Chllllngworth's
desk reposes In tho section nearest the
door. However, ns the change "was
made according to the direction of
High Sheriff Brown nnd himself, the
arrangement Is satisfactory all around.
Heretofore there wns little or no privacy
In the Deputy Sheriff's office. His
own desk, the clerk's desk and the cabinet
contnlnlng tho police archives
were exposed to the Inspection of anybody
who entered the office. Court
papers, secret files, memorandums and
other documents were practically at
the mercy of everybody's eyes.
In future no one but the elect may
go behind the rail. A sign labelled
"Enter at Your Peril," with crossed
police clubs beneath will be posted up
over the counter gate.
The British bark Queen Margaret departed
for Sydney yesterday afternoon
nfter experiencing some difficulty In
securing a crew. '
STARVE THEM OUT!
Whynot starve the germs
to death ? Scott's Emulsion
will do it.
The gcrms'of consumption
are an invading army numbering
millions upon millions;
they must all be fed' or they
will soon die of starvation. A
lung a little below "par" in
vitality is just to their liking.
Why not put new life into
it? Scott's Emulsion feeds
the lungs. It' fills the blood
with nourishing food for all
the weak parts. Good food
means life. Life means resistive
Germs cannot live on healthy
tissue. Scott's Emulsion
and good fresh air drive out
the germs of consumption.
We'll tend you a umple free upon request.
SCOTT f; nOWNE, 400 Teirl Strr et. New York,
Attack on License
C. C. Bitting made an attack on the
lodging house license regulation In
Judge Gear's court yesterday. It was
In argument on his motion to ouash
the indictment of Frank Lucewlko for
misdemeanor In conducting a lodging
house without a license. Counsel for
tho defendant contended that It was
unconstitutional to restrict a legitimate
business, not In Itself one over which
police control Is recognized as necessary
such as saloons or gambling
places, by license regulations. He
spoke about "fifty cents a day" Inspectors
of the Board of Health as declining,
for mere spite, to grant the certificate
for defendant's lodging house
which Is required to be furnished before
the Treasurer of the Territory will Issue
a license to such a place. The argument
continues this morning. E. C.
Peters, Deputy Attorney General, represents
IN THREE COURTS.
The trial of SIu S.iu for assault and
battery, before Judge Gear, resulted In
a mistrial being entered on account of
hopeless disagreement of the jury.
The trial of E. M. Jones for munler
was set for Monday next, the court
denying the motion to have the trial
Judge Robinson entered judgment by
default against defendant In the suit
of A. G. Correa vs. A. A. do Mattos,
appeal of defendnnt from Honolulu
tt let Court's judgment for $181.32 and
costs In favor of plaintiff. J. M. Vivas
appeared for plaintiff.
Manuel D. Sllvelra vs. L. Ahlo Is
still on trial before Judge De Bolt, and
Knplolnnl Estate vs. Farla before
DISPOSAL OF SUITS.
C. B. Menesl vs. Jack Kalalwahea,
defendant's nppeal from District Court
Judgment of $61.25 for plnlntlff, wns
continued till next term by Judge De
Bolt. H. Hogan appeared for
F. E. Thompson vs. Ah Ping & Co.
wns continued for the term owing to
the absence of parties. It Is an appeal
from Judgment of $186.09 for plaintiff by
District Magistrate Dickey.
Ishlnoshul Tukushlma vs. Morlhlro
was continued for the term, being nn
action for $2000 damages for malicious
prosecution. E. M. Watson appeared
C. Shiozawa ys. Kamalo Sugar Co.,
assumpsit for $580, and Kaptolanl Estate,
Ltd., vs. Manuel Gomes, a covenant
suit for $1000 damages, were
for the term.
Leong Ylck Co. vs. New Zealand In
surance Co., and Gow Chong nnd Ida E.
Lamb vs. Royal Insurance Co., were
ESTATES OF MINORS.
Lucy H. McWnyne, guardian of her
four minor children, has filed nn Inventory
showing tho trust to consist of
$1500 divided between them equally, be
ing a legncy under the will of the late
S. C. Allen. Annie R. Jaeger, guardian
of her minor son, has tiled a similar
Inventory showing n legacy of $375 under
the will of the same testator.
Hatutoro Miyamoto, guardian of
Miyamoto, a minor, has filed an
Inventory showing the sum of $190, n
legacy received under the will of
George E. Boardman, less $10 Inheri
Kepolkal is surrounded by men who
want to use him to cripple the Carter
administration. They care nothing for
him except as he may pull their chestnuts
out of the Are. By and by when
his fingers are burned he will get no
Alleges Extreme Cruelty
anf Failure to
Estrella L. Turk has filed nn answer
nnd cross libel to the divorce suit of
Frank J. Turk. She corrects his allegation
of the date of their marriage from
the Hth of October, 1S96, to the 12th of.
Admitting thnt she has had no
relations with the Hbellant since-some
time prior to June 1, 1903, she
gives a reason therefor In cruel nnd
brutal treatment suffered at hifMlinnds.
She denies unlawful relations with the-person
named In the libel as
In her cross libel, wherein she Drays
for divorce against him, Mrs. Turk alleges
that since their marriage Frank:
J. Turk, her husband, has neglected,
nnd refused to provide suitable maintenance
for his wife, although of sufficient
nbllltyBO to provide, and still
neglects nnd "refuses to perform that
duty. Then she says:
"That on various times and occasions,
and particularly at the time-
when, ns hereinbefore stated, she-was
compelled to deny marital relations
to her said husband, the Hbellant
herein, he was guilty of extreme cruelty
to her, the llbellee'; that he beatiand"
pounded her with his fists, even rolntr
so far as to choke her Into Insensibility s
that he has often threatened her with
a revolver, threatened to take her life,,
and that his whole conduct, since almost
Immediately after their marriage,,
has been that of extreme cruelty toward
Dr. Pratt Tells of Work
Done by Inspectors
Dr. J. S. B. Prntt, chief health officer,
made the following report to the.-president
of the Board of Health, on
city sanitation for October:
Acting under your instructions I took,
chnrge of the sanitary Inspectors after
the departure fit City Sanitary Officer
Tracy. In thl3 work I have been assisted
by J. F. VIsher. In the reoort.
given, his work and mine are given,
Four cesspools were located.
A Chinaman was prosecuted In the-District
Court for peddling stale fish.
He was fined $3.00 and costs.
The number of Inspections made were
Seven restaurant licenses wore Issued,,
seven lodging house licenses and two-hotel
licenses. The number of persons
that can be lawfully lodged in tht
buildings nre 6S9.
There were forty-eight burials and
five disinterments. In making the
burials, thirteen old graves were opened.
The average depth ot the graves,
from which bodies were disinterred,
was live feet.
The number of days special work oT
the Inspectors was 141V6.
The usual morning meeting for reports
from the Inspectors and the giving
of Instructions to them has been
carried on the same as when the City
Sanitary Officer was here.
A few changes have been made from
the manner In which City
Trncv carried on tho work, but-all
these changes have been made with
a view to Increase the efficiency of the
Inspectors, and also to have a better
control over the work which they
JAPAN ON THE
By the way, I see there Is a challenge;
from Honolulu to the yachtsmen cC
Japan, but I do not see how anything
can come ot It,
Let Honolulu come here. If It wants;,
this Is the senior yacht club, by many-years.
It would be a foolish game for a tourist
resort like this to go to a lot of
trouble for the object of "boosting" arrival
It is a simple-minded game, too, to-take
up a challenge on the conditions
that the one competitor must tell tho
other the design of his boat, and show
hls hand entirely.
It 1b also contrary to the Interests
of genuine yachting to go In so much,
for extreme types of racing machines.
I do not think It likely that the Honolulu
offer will find nny takers here.
The death of Colonel We II. Corn-
well unexpected shock, the pub
lic having no knowledge of 'his
a comparatively young man
Colonel Cornwell belonged to the old'
regime In Hawaii, which gave to the
Islands such a fine flavor of good fellowship
and hospitality. Few men had
more personal friends. With his death
breaks one more link between the oldt
times and the new.