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Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX. No. 6.28.
12 PAGES-HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TIirilSHAY, MARCH (I. 1013 12 PAGES.
PRICE FIVK CENTS.
IN FEAR OF WATER
ALL IRRiGA TION IS
' TODAY-OVER BIG.
Nuuanu, Manoa And Kalia Lose Privi-xleges-!Other
Sections May Irrigate only
From 6 to 8 a. m.-PIans on Foot For
Building New Central Electric Plant
And Using Millions of Artesian Water
Now Running to Waste-Situation Ad
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FACTS ABOUT FAILING WATER SUPPLY AND 8
r PLANS SUGGESTED FOR PERMANENT RELIEF
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U i Irrigation privileges withdrawn from. Makiki, Nuuanu and Manoa V
Privileges limited in remaining districts. -a
tt ' Irrigation restricted to protect domestic consumers. ' '" 8
11 ' Department of public workc declares there is danger of water f am- ?
tl ifie unless alleged, waste is stopped. , a
: , PLANS FOR RELIEF. J a
it Rapid Transit Company 'and Hawaiian Electric Company offer to a
a turn over to city millions of gallons of water now running to waste. a
a Suggestlonn toade for central electric plant to . handle pumping of a
a water- plant to cost about 190,000 and involves doing away with, pres- a
a ent scattered pumping systems. V
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B0ST0NIAN WHO MAY
GET DIPLOMATIC POST
Coincident with charter revision
plans which may eventually tead to
the transfer of the water supply sys
tem from the hands of the territory
Into the hands of the city and county,
comes the . added Information that
radical reforms, having for their ob
ject the conservation of the water
supply oia the island and the reduction
of the cost of operating tthe water
system, are about . to be ' strongly
recommended by the . authorities.
These reforms are said on. gawl au
thority to Include the taking over of
from four ,to XiyeraUlion gallons of
artesian v. water, available for. con-
sumption through'- the "water supply r
system, which has qeen offered to tne
city free of charge; thV passing of
legislation prohibiting the- wasteful
use of water flowing from artesian
wefts, on the Island and the installa
tion of a central electrical power
. plant to cut down the present ex-
" pense of distributing power in small
units to the four pumping stations
now under operation. That the
present system is Inadequate to sup
ply the present and future demands
and that a change is nfecessaryV now
seems to be the consensus of opinion
of those in ta position to know, as
shown by Investigation by the Star-
In spite of the fact that the authori
ties are complaining of a dearth of
. water, three millions of gallons of the
pure artesian product are daily being
poured into the ocean by the Hawaii
an Electric Company, while the Rapid
transit company Is knbwn to release
one and a half to two milftons every
twenty-four hours. . This . is artesian
water that has Jseen run through
pipes and condensed for cooling pur
poses and is in no way contaminated.
It is equal In quality to more than
one-third of the entire amount sup
plied by the water system. The com
panies are willing that the water be
made use of by the city. Manager
II. M. Hepburn of tae electric Com
pany stated that the water is there
and that the company is willing to
turn it over. Manager C. G. Ballea
tyne stated that the Rapid Transit
-company has made an offer of the
water to the city.
. Bishop Thinks Well of Plans
ILK. Bishop, superintendent of the
department of public works, when
questioned in regard to the matter
stated that the scheme insofar as it
would increase the supply of water
and tend to restore the sinking ar
tesian level, was a good one. The
, water, he said, could be pumped with
a single pumping operation directly
Into the system. He stated that the
additional amount of water would in
crease the water pressure and at the
same time give a greater supply for
the down-town districts. It would
also relieve the Kalihi district; which
at the present time divides its supply
with the downtown district Mr.
Bishop added that the artesian level
has been sinking steadily for the pas
ten or twelve years : and that the
water question in future years wil
be a serious one unless the present
extravagant waste is stopped and
steps are taken to conserve the sup-Ply-..'"'
Facta and Figure Secured.
It is definitely known that facts and
figures regarding the great quantises
of water that are going to waste ani
that have been offered free of charge
by the various companies are in the
hands of the water supply authorities.
It is possible that it will be recom-
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The largest stock In the city to se
Ifft from. .
BIG DISTRICT AFFECTED
BY SUDDEN WITHDRAWAL
' OF WATER PRIVILEGES
Commenting, upon the fact that :
irrigation privileges have been
. withdrawn . altogether from the
.Kalia, Nuuanu and Manoa dis
tricts and limited in the remain
ing districts to the hours of 6 to 8
a. m., A. C, Vbeeler, assistant su
'perintenient of the department of
public works, stated this hrornlng
; that the time has come when it is
absolutely essential to stop the ex
orbitant waste &f artesian water
occurring daily on the island of. '
Oahu , Wheeler t stated that it
, would be necessary to exercise
some control over the . water
which is taken from the wells and
not made use of. He declared that
' at present the flox from ' ,the
springs is decreasing, the amount
of. water stored in reservoirs is
likewise going down, and the arte
sian level ia sinking to such an
extent that it has become neces
sary to refuse water for irrigation
in order to give the consumers
sufficient water for domestic pur
poses. Wheeler stated that unless
steps had been taken at once to
cancel the irrigation privileges
that Honolulu would have faced a
1 dearth of supply. He added, how
ever, that if proper- steps were
taken to stop the daily' waste of
water, occurring in Honolulu the
supply would be sufficient ;
Chief Engineer Ricksof the wa-
ter works declares that the
pumps are inadequate and the
pipes too small to handle the wa
ter under the present conditions.
He explained that an additional
pump had been installed in the
Makiki district to help out the
Berctania plant, but that even then
complaints were coming from all
sides of the lack of water for do
mestic purposes. Relative to the
waste from artesian wells. It was
stated at the water works office
that in certain districts of the city "
there are artesian wells which,
uncapped, pour their flow of thou
sands of gallons daily into the
The irrigation privileges were
cancelled by a formal notice ap
pearing in this' morning's paper.
The privileges suspended arc
those in the Nuuanu and Manoa
valleys and the Kalia district.
The Nuuanu valley gravity system
includes: Nuuanu valley, Alewa
Heights and Puunui down to and
including makai side of School
street from Insane Asylum to Lu
so street; Punchbowl district in
cluding. Luso street from School
street to Lunalilo; Lunalilo from
Luso to Victoria; Victoria from
Lunalilo to Thurston; Thurston
from: Victoria to Wilder avenue,
and all the district north of Wil
der and west of Makiki street.
The Manoa system includes Ma
noa valley. College Hills and the
section bounded by Keeaurnoku,
'.Nowewehi and Hastings streets
and Manoa road.
. The Kalia system includes the
section between Kalakaua avenue
and the beach beginning at the
corner of King street and Kala
kaua avenue and ending at the
J. M. Little, superintendent of
the water works, in his published
notice this morning declares:
"All holders of -water privileges
are hereby notified that due to ex
traordinary , weather conditions'
and drought, irrigation in the
Nuuanu and Manoa valleys and
Kalia district is entirely suspend
ed until further notice.
: "All privfteges in the above
mentioned districts found irrigat
ing, and all other privileges found
Irrigating outside of the hours
Senator. Rice Wants to Know
Why $15,'000 Extra Is
' Being Asked
As one, result of a request for an
additional sum of $15,000 to complete
payment on the new judiciary burd
ing. Chairman Rice of the senate ways f
and means committee announced this 1
morning that an Investigation will be,
conducted to determine the blame for
the extra expense in constructing the
new building, if blame there is.
Though Senator Rice does not make
direct charges of mismanagement
against persons who have an active '
part la the erection of the building,
he strongly intimates that there was j
a lack of care somewhere in the
preparations of the plans and specifi
cations of the structure, particularly
in the matter of the' steel; work "used
in the; bull-ding. , , j
"The purpose of the Investigation
we propose to carry on," stated Sen
ator Rice this morning, "Is to . de
termine who is "responsible for the
necessity of submitting a bill of $8,
000 for extras, and why t is that
$15,000 is asked to complete pay
ments on the building.
"One hundred thousand dollars was
appropriated for the erectioij of this
building, and it w as believed that that
sum .would be amply sufficient
'"I haven't as yet gone into the mat
ter :'thprou?hly enough' to ascertain
wrbere the fault lies, but it is clear
to my mind that there was misman
agement somewhere." ' - ". '.: '
' Senator Rice made this statement
after a meeting of the ways and
means committee at which Mr. Bish
op,' superintendent of the board of pub
lic works attended. '
Mr. Bishop appeared at the Invita
tion of the committee, which is mak
ing' an examination of the manage
ment of the department, with, particu
lar reference to the salaries of the
clerks and assistants, all of which
were raised by former superintendent
of public works before leaving office.
According to Senator Rice the in
crease made in the salaries amounts
to almost $200 a month.
The advleability. of establishing an
architect department to act under the
direction of tae board of public works
was also mentioned at this meeting.
Senator Rice is In favor of estab
lishing such a department. He stated
this morning that he believed the In
vestigation of the judiciary building
will determine the committee upon
seeking to bring about the innova
tion. It is his opinion that such a de
partment will save money for the
The architects of the judiciary build
ing remodeling - wi;re Ripley & Reyn
olds, it Is stated, and the Lord-Young
Engineering Company got the con
tract for trie work.
in jj m iMi -
Louis D. Brunde:s. ato ney who led
Boston's fit fc fetter public ser
vice corporations. He Is spoken of
as WUson's choice tof an important
diplomatic pest v
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Hawaii's fruit scourge, the Medit
erranean fly, may he conquered in a
comparatively short time by science
and human persistence. Cable advices
have been received by W. M. Giffard.
president of the board of agriculture
and forestry, that Dr. Silvestri, the
noted entomologist who was sent to
West Africa in search of a parasite
for the fruit fly, has discovered one.
Dr. Sihestri was at Cape Town,
where he proceeded from either the
Congo or Angola, and is at Cape Town
at this time breeding' the parasite
with a view to bringing them to Ho
nolulu via Australia.
For many months Dr. Silvestri has
been in the little-known part of the
world coping with difficulties in his
quest for a parasite that will check
the ravages of the 'fruit 'fly here. Tfte
presence of this fly has closed the
Coast to much of Hawaii's fresh fruit,
practically everything except bananas
specified above, will be subject to
an 'immediate-. .'-shut-off. without
further notice and water will iot
be turned on again until all
charges are paid."
G. J. VMER
FIRST TO ASK
His Personal Application Made
to President Wilson for
(Special Bulletin Cable)
WASHIXGTOX, D. Cn March 6.
Gilbert. J ITallex o Honolulu-is t
first candidate for thegoverBorship of
HawsJI to file lis personal application
with the president v '.-.-'t
Mr. Waller and Bertram - G. Riven
burgh, who has been here - for some
weeks seeking to further the claims of
Waller to the desired position, have
seen the president and 'at Wilson's
suggestion, It Is nnderstood, have ar
ranged for a conference thl afternoon
with Franklin K. ianc, the new secre
tary of the interior. i - "'-' -r
' i C S. ALBERT.
The above cable from the Star-Bulletin's
correspondent in Washington is
not the. only Interesting development
in the governorship situation. This
morning several well-known McCand
less Democrats and L. L. McCandless
himself were 'wearing happy smiles,
and it is pretty certain that some
kind of good news has been heard
from Johnny Wilson, Democratic na
tional committeeman and one of the
strong McCandless supporters. Wilson
is now in Washington and yesterday
attended a meeting of the national
in i i r. i llinn nrhnn linHrHlhtpH 1 V hf Dllt
UiUliiillvVi j ,
in sr.m work for McCandless. . The
McCandless forces here are relying on
recognition by Wilson. Chairman Mc
Coombs of the national committee and
spernfarv lanp of the work of Mc-
Candless in the past for the Democrat- j
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ic party in Hawaii. .
UP FOR GUARD
Would Have Coast Artillery
Training for the Citizen
SEVERER TESTS FOR
ALL THE OFFICERS
Governor Frear Holds Up Elec
tion of Colonel on. Account
of Board's Report
Tn5 general stnff board of the Na
tional Guard of Hawaii, ' which .some
weeks ago was directed to submit a
plan for reorganization of rtie militia,
ljis morning rendered Its , report to
Governor Frear. Some of tha changes
recommended are radical, one being
that the'guirdsmen receive coat t ar
tillsry as well as infantry training.-
Stricter mental and physical quali
fications for officers is another trong
recommendation. 'AIso. the organiza
tion of a reserve militia Is urged. '
In view of the: foregoing thr gov
ernor has postponed .the election for
the colonelcy of the First Infantry,
which : was to be held tonight. ; un'i)
he has had time to give the matter
further thought Following Is the text
of the report: :v ;
Headquarters National Guard of Ha
waii, Honolulu. T. H.. Mar. 6, 1913.
From : General Staff Board; G. O. 1,
Jan. 23, 1913. To: The Adjutant
General. Subject: , Report n re re;
organization. .. V - V .
1. Pursuant to the provisions of
General Orders No. 1, 'A. G. O. Janu
ary 23, 1913, the following recommend
ations are made: ..''' . . . v
a. That the national guard be reor
ganized along the lines of having a
twelve company regiment in Honolulu,
upon the. completion of whicn tae com
panies on the mother islands be formed
intn a cennrnte hattalion. vv. s
K b. That, companies a .Honoiuin re-1
eelving training in coasi aniwerr wor
In addition to their" Infantry, dutlea,'1
c. That officers be physleally ex
amined once each year. . ; i '
d. That officers pursue a course of
study In an officers school, and those
YOUNG TURK LEADER
ALREADY IN TROUBLE
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Envey . Bey, who, after eng;neerlnj
the death of Nazim Pasha, Turkish
minister of war. rase rapiJly to pow
er. Nov there Is reported a coun
ter. revolt against him
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President Giffard inclines to the
belief that Dr. Silvestri did not find
the fly at Cape Town, but back some
where further in the Interior. The
scientist evidently went to Cape Town
because the fly has been prevalent
there and he could not only get some
ideas for his search of the parasite,
but later establish a station there to
carry on the breeding of the para
site under favorable conditions.
After thirty minutes det&eratlon,
the jury In Judge Vhitney3 court at
two o'clock this afternoon found
George Borges guilty as charged in
the indictment of having ' carnally
abused a female child under 'the .age
of consent. Sentence will je pro
nounced In Judge Whitney's court Sat
urday morning. The crime :s punish
able either by life imprisonment or by
death. Those who had followed the
trial closely showed no surprise at the
speedy verdict. In a splendid appeal
to the jury. City and County Attorney
Cat heart closed the case of tne prose
cution, calling upon them as mea and
self-respecting citizens to bring in a
verdict of guilty as charged. The de
fense as represented by Attorneys L.
M. Straus and A. D. Larnach asked
for a verdict rf not-guilty on the
ground that evidence introcucett was
not sufficient to establish the case
beyond .a reasonable doubt. The evi
dence introduced throughout was cir
cumstantial, and the conviction of
Borges Is probably due. in a large
measure to his own partial confession
to which Arthur McDuf fie and A. M.
Brown testified on the stand.
i (Associated Press Cable) -V .
HERMOSILLO, Mex March 6.
The. situation, daily grows tnJserious
nes- Anti-Huerta - "civilians" have
seized the railroads and teregrapn
lines and, are organizing a force and
fortifying the city to repel, the Huerta
army. : v -; . v .j :-, 'J
Special SUr-BuIletin CaVle
MEXICO CITY, Mex., March 5.
News was oday . received rrom Coa
huela that the Huerta ejeachment
there has routed the revolting soldiers.
The rebels suffered heavy losses.
(Associated Pret Cable. )
GUAYMAS, Mex March 6 It Is
reported here that the Huertistas are
preparing to bombard the city. . .
IN GULF ENDANGERED
G E i J . IflOB
Wilson Administration - Will'
Continue Him in Office,
Is Announcement -. . .
(Associated Press Cable)
WASHINGTON, D. March 6. .
Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood wi;t continue
as chief of staff, according to an an
nouncement made today by the Wil
son administration. Gen. Wood's,
friends, are highly elated, conquering
his retention a3 a vindication of the
chief. -'-'- , "' , . ' . - .-'.
Associated Itcm Cbl
: BERLIN,. Germany, March 6v ev
cntyne deaths -oceurrec: m tne sink
ing by the German cruiser-Yorck night
before- last of the German torpedo
boaV according to formal report mads
today. ' ,.,--v.' ;.' ', ';
Associated Pre Cable
GUAYMAS, Mex., March 6-Amer-leal
interests which, It is alleged, are
seeking to retain their control of Col
orado harbor in the Gulf of California ; were drowned.
are concerned over the situation here,
owing to the threatened bombardment
of the city by the Huerta army.
, (Associated Press Cacie)
. ATHENS,' Greeo,' Hareri 6. ol- 4
lowing news of one dleasterwith an
other brilliant victory, tne Greeks
have ' overwhelmed the Turklih de
fenses at Janina and captured the city
and 32,000 prisoners. . ' .',
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rspectal Star-Bulletin "
ATHENS, Greece,. March e. After
two days of Incessant' Dombardment, J
the Greek gunners tilcnced.the Jan'na
batteries and the Grecian army then
took the city easily.
THREE SERB TRANSPORTS '
; SUNK BY THE TURKS
(Associated Press Cable) ,
VIENNA, Austria, March' 6 It is
reported here that the sea disaster .
last' night was that of the sinking by,
a Turkish cruiser i of three. Servian
ticatly all of the Servian soldien,
numbering, it is said.more tnan ,0w,
TO EXAMINER PLAN, SAYS LEWIS
"On the question of having a bank
cxaminf r appointed, the banks are not
opposed to the principle of such a
measure." said A. Lewis, Jr., manager
of the Bank of Hawaii, Ltd., this
morning. "There is a provision now
that the banks shall be examined not
less than two times nor more than
four times a year, and reports have
to be made at present to the terri
torial treasurer. The banks do not
oppose examination but simply the
form of the pending bill.
"The tanking law was passed in
18?4 and the trust company ?ct in
1905. and the whole theory of the
banking situation has been to keep the
two lines separate and distinct, each
operating under separate and distinct
Jaws. When the trust company act
was inaugurated in 1905 it was by a
specific provision reqnired that the
trust companies should not engage in
general banking business and could
not act as a savings bank.
"The whole theory of the law has
been .to. keep the two classes of in
stitutions separate and distinct. Each
Institution has its separate sphere
and field. The present bill attempts
to merge the two and radically to
change the whole banking system.
This should not be done. No demand
for it has come from the bantB or
any clientele of any of the banks.
It is a specific measure prepared for
the special purpose of one institution.
The aim and purpose of the proposer
of the present bill can be accomp
lished by incorporating under the ex
isting trust company act.
"It was distinctly brought out it the
hearing that it was not the intention
of the various banKs and trust com
panies of the territory to thwart any
competition or in any 'way oppose the
doing of a trust business by any par
ticular trust company. The way was
pointed out to the proposer of the
bill, that he could incorporate a com
pany under the trust law and do a
trust business under that law, and not
attempt to do a trust business under
the banking law."
The matter of a bank examiner will
be taken up at a meeting of the ways
and means committee and interested
financiers a week from today. "
WILSON WOULD AVOID
TROUBLE WITH MEXICO
Special Star-Bulletin Ca.Wr J
WASHINGTON, D. C, Warch 6.
President Wilson has aireacTy indicat
ed to prominent congressional-' mem
bers as well as to newspaper men that
there will be no immediate ciange in
the foreign policy under the new ad
ministration. This hv taken to mean
In particular that no immediate action
toward intervention in Mexrco is to
rSpeefal- Star-Bulletin CaWe
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 6.
Gen. Tasker H. Bliss has seen ordered
to Inspect conditions 'along the Mex
ican border and to report upon means
of avoiding friction with the Mexican
forces such as has already occurred
near Douglas, Arizona.
For the purpose of having a public
discussion on the provisions of the
compensation of employes act, S. B. 10,
the judiciary committee of the senate
has called a public meeting for March
II at 3 o'clock in the senate chambers.
SENATE NOTES V
An act entitled S. B. Z0, relatins to
trespass on private property, was in
troduced in the senate this afternoon.
Senator Rice introduced an act rais
ing the amount of ,tax exemption from
$1500 to J2000. -,
The judiciary committee reported
on S. B. 56 and 57, suggesting amend
ments. Both reports were adopted.
The : educ?tion committer recom
mended the tabling of S. B. 6. and re
ported favorably on H. B. ?,').
A communication received from th-2
nonse staff d that S. B. 5 had been
parsed by that body.
A man will make less objection to
being taken to jail by the sheriff than
to church by his wife.
NORMAN MACK TO GET
FAP DIPLOMATIC JOB
(Asfociated Fresa Cable)
WASHINGTON, D. C.f NTarch 8, -
Norman E- Mack, the prominent New .
York state Democrat, is mentioned
here as the probable appointee for
ambassador to Austria.' .
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DARR0W CASE GOES -
TO JURY TONIGHT
(Assoctatcd Iress Cable) '
LOS ANGELES, CaU March 6.
Clarence Darrow today completed Ms ,
plea of not guilty to- trer arge of
jury-bribing . brought Tr ; tannectlon -.
vith the dynamiting cases' In- which he
appeared as attorney fortne1 McNa
maras. .The case will go to ine jury
possibly tonight. ' ,.''. -
FRIEDMANN TREATS HIS
FIRST AMERICAN PATIENTS
SpH:tiil ?U-Bulletin cabii ;
NEW YORK, -N. Yr March 6-Dr.
F. F. Friedmann, the .' Berlin physi
cian who ha3 brought, his tuberculosis
cure to this country, taCay gave, hi
first treatment to two"- parents, the ,
Jfirst in America. They. will be under . .
t 1 M . a t . . . i : f . '
ms care ior a numscr oi wkm ,wnin
he is using his scrum. , -.'-, ..; v
NETHERLANDS TO MAKE ' v
fAJuwiciated Prex cable j -THE
HAGUE; Netherianes, March
6. Netherlands has voted 300,000 for
participation in the Panama-Pacific
exposition of 1915. .
The management of the Moana Ho
tel: announces a dance to be given
this evening, and invites Army, Navy
and society folks of the city to attend.
A Hawaiian quintet will render music
during the dinner hour: advertisement.-
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