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VOL VII., KO. 24 , -' : : .- ; HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, : TUESDAY,', HRCir 24, ' 1914.SEMI-VEEKLY, . T . . - " , . WHOLE NUMBER S36 '
Occupy Lerdo With Practically
1 no Resistance ' and Then Burl
, Strong .Force Against Gbmei
Palacio Engagement Attended
; With Terriflo Fire by Heavy
t Artillery. l'''-'.
illa Sees Fight
-k from Background
American Soldiers Exchange Fire
- Across Border With Mexican
Federals W Several of Huerta
; Followers ' Art Killed one
of United States Combatants
; 'Wounded.' .- ',
ELVEEJEL, Mexico, March 21.
(Associated Press by Federal Wireless)
Oonsrsl Villa mud his rebel army be
gin the real attack on Terr ton yester
day by occupying- Lerdo practically
without resistance and then hurling a
heavy force against Gomes - Palacio,
opening the latter engagement with
The heavy guns were directed main
ly at the federal batteries and infantry
on the moon tain slopes toward which
the rebel Infantry moved across a wide
plain under protection of the artillery
fire when the federals were compelled
, to shift their position. At nightfall
the rebels had gained a distinct ad
vantage, i-i , ' v- , .
" - Oeneral Ortega headed the rebel at
tacking force, which numbered about
three thousand men. , General Villa
' viewed the fighting from the immediate
buckgfcraiKl-Aod last -UgM"'. reported
thaU other ' large columns ' of rebel
troops are rapidly approaching Torreon
from .various directions, , ' '., f ;
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' AMERICANS EXCHANGE '
, . SHOTS WITH MEXICANS
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KAOrjB Texas, Murrh 23.
(By Associated Prese Cnhle) The long-
' threatened elnsh between American and
Mexican soldiers eame tiday, whoh
American and Mexican Federals ex
changed shots across the bosder. One
American was injure! ant several Mex
ican killed. ' . .' ,
Tim Federal soldier . who ' clashed
;; with tbs Americans had isolated forty
Constitutionalists and jmrsued them
into the Colorado rivor. The Constitu
tionalists, driven by the enemy, eroseed
the river and surrendered to the Aineri-
cane. , "
'Notwithstanding the surrender the
Federals on the opposite bank contin
ued determinedly . shooting into the
rsnks of the Americans, who flnully re
turned the fire, i .
BENTON NOT ARMED WHEN
KILLED, DECLARES CONSUL
WASHINGTON, March 23, It is
learned here that British Consul Perce
val pf Juarez has made an official re
port on the death of William Benton,
the British subject, at the hands, it is
believed, of Vills or Villa's men;- The
reort says that the death . was ot
caused by pixtol shots, and that Ben
ton wo unarmed at the time of the kill
In?. The infecr nee Is that Benton was
WILSON HOPES TO RETAIN
. CHARGE O'SHAUGHNESST
WARHINOTOX, Mar. n 2.1 Treei
dent WiIhoq ssid today thttt he. hopes
thd health of Nolson ; O 'Mhanphnessy,
charge d'affaires at the City of Mexi
co, will not necessitate bis rehipnatlon
and that there is no other cauHe for his
leaving at this time. ;'
; FORMER' HONOLULU WOMAN
AIDS MEXICAN REFUGEES
Mrs.' K, O. Child, . formerly Minn
. Jlesel 'Heiibro of ifonoliilu. whi will
arrive here tdr on the steame Ma"0i
fof a visit with f riemhi, hs b"en for
'. some time a resident of Mexico, . and
has had intercut ins as well a tbril in?
experiences . during the revolution;
A monir her " Intent experience is the
: followinir, tolil in the 8au Francisco
Examiner of March 9:
"Ktripwd of mi nfttii properties val
ued lit SlOtl.nix) an.) coiiimII..1 to flN)
from tUo country after h Trice ha I bein
L'lacnil upon bis head; Lf lncio: Fijfuero,
American rufmrre, arrived her on the
. steamer Newiort yenterday with - de
,k tais of aimia Mcxii o under thi
Wife Nil ,
ho was f
year-old 1 :;.
impanied by his
n, one of whom
loin after he bad
o, the ilxteen
the refugee, had
Vg Three) v
Mexican Children Who Have Never, Attended School
One of the Principal arguments Used by the Late Francisco I. JIadero, Jr.j in Foment in Revolution .aginst .President Porfirio Diaz
and Caufiinjr the Revolution which utill Devaststing the Southern Republic was the refusal of Diaz to Inaugurate a Public School
; system in Mexico. V ' .r. .v'yvV . . . u:' ,.',., : .
FEARS FELT FOR ;
Ominous Mesgage Leads to. Belief
That Explorer; Have Met
, .: , With Grave Accident.. , ,
. Xf.W YORK, Msrch 24. -- (Assoclat
ed Vrens by Fedtrul Wirelewi) Main
sppreheOsive, by a vague but ominousitsblishraent of ' Britinh coaling station
memage raoiea nere and purporting to
come from knthdny Fiala, a membeS of
the HoospvoU exploring arty fn Houth
America,' reading, 1' We have lo ev
erything In the rapids," and failing to
roceive any replies to further inquiries
regarding the accident, the directors of
the American Museum of. Natural His
tory luMt night cabled to the American
eonsul at , Para, Brar.ll, askiug him to
obtain definite information as to the
whereabouts and welfare of the Roose
velt party And to report the findings at
the enrliotit poHsible .moment, all ex
penses to be paid by the society
The mcKMaite which has s rouse. I grave
fears in some .quarters and general un
euHineiiii bk to the safety of the former
President iud his fellow explorers was
cabled from Huntarem, Brazil, where it
ii believed it was brought by a courier
from tho jungles. ' . . .. .
. The latitat letter received from Boose
volt said that he expected to descend an
unknown stream called the "River of
Doubt'' to civilization. He Snid'it was
impossible for him to tell when he
would, arrive at his destination. '
MAKE CONFESSION OF
RKATTLK, March 84. (Assm-iated
Press by Federal Wircloss)-.. Charles
Killmsn, a prisoner. invthe county jail,
yesterday confessed that he with Jack
Samples, a professional strike ' break
er, and two others, had planted dyna
mite In a hoiiaf supposedly pecu'pied by
a union teamster with the intention to
cause the arrest of striking teamsters
for' -conspiracy;." Killmaa' also stated
that after the dynamite plant, was made
that It was discovered that the prem
ises were occupied by a man not con
nected in any manner with the strik
ers. Charges of . criminal conspiracy
were filed ngainat both Killmsn and
Samples, . '. , . ; . ' .
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FAREWELL DINNER FOR
GENERAL AND MRS. MACOMB
One of the most elaborate' dinners
given in Honolulu for some time was
tnst tendered as farewell entertain
meat for liriitadler General and Mrs.
Macomb by Mr. and Mrs. 0,'W, C,
lleerinv st the beuside Hotel last nitflit.
The table decorations, were, lavishly
beautiful. The guests, iu addition to
the departing general and his wife,
were wsjor uenersi and Mrs. Carter,
HriKaiher Uenersi and Mrs. Edwards,
Msjor nnii Mrs. rurHbDanK, MS,or Wil
lisms. Mrs. Holobaird, Mr. and Mrs. T.
V. Kinjr. Mlas Augur, Mr, and Mrs.
Charles Wilder, Mr. and Mrs. J, A. Wil.
der, Mr, and Mrs, Arthur Rice, Miss
Newheggjn, W. and Mrs. Clifford Kim
ball, Mr. 1), W. Anderson and Mr. 11.
B. Wellcr. ;J
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British Planning Naval
Word Brought by Crevio of t Steamer
v ' 'Kestrel of ctivities in. Harbor;
tvttics. which' foreshadoV tbo
and uaval base on Fanning Island are
reported', by 'members of the . crow of
Hbe steamer Kestrel, who returned yes-
terusy to. Honolulu, whence they sailed
March 8.. '. ',- ,
', Not only- is the little British posses
sion destined to become a rcinlexvous
for the fighting ships of that g'overn
nietitj but, U, the opinion of the, men
rtoin the Kestrel, developments indi
cate an extensive plan, backed by Lon
don capital, for harbor . improvement
with a view to making ft a supply sta
tion for ships which will engage in
transpacific commerce when the i'anu
raa anal opens.; : .
Residents of Fanning Island, they
say, are convinced that such is tho'.pur
pose of. the iuterests whose representa
tives have explored the harbor at dif
ferent times recently and who, by
chance remarks, both while there' ami
en route, have revealed the plans of
their employers. ' '
Fanning island Is only a few miles
aorth. of the equator, almost due south
MOTHER JONES IN
Military Authoritiea Say Strike
Agitator Must Stay Away
- From Diturbed District.
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4 WALSKNBKRO, Colorado, Mareb'4.
r-(AssoiIated Press by Federal Wre.
less) Mother " Jones, the strike agi
tstor,r who left Denver .'Monday with
the expressed intention of returning to
Triuidad, in direct defiance of military
orders that she remain away from the
strike sone from which she was recent
ly deported, was placed under arrest
here yesterday. Attorneys for the min
ers' union have applied to the Supreme
court for a writ of habeas corpus. The
mliiers' are much incensed over What
they term persecution of the aged-woman.
8he is being hold ineommuoivado
in jail and officials of the United Mine
Workers of America are making every
effort to induce the military authorities
to transfer her to more comfortable
V Will Be Held In Jail.
DENVKR, Colorado, March 24, -(Associateil
Press by Federal Wireless)
Adjutant General John Chuse stated
here yesterday that "Mother" Jones
would be confined in the county jail
either at Walsenburg or Triuidad and
not In any hospital. It is understood
that the order of Cover nor Aintnous
that the woman be held a prisoner until
she it ready to leave the strike sons re
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iC 1 1 nolo hi and Very pearly on a -v
line between the eutraneo the i
line between the eutrsneeT the canal
r.nd Hongkong. .' liy reasen of its locS
tlou and the posaibilities of its harbor
s a refuge for shipping ii is said to
be a . logical bane for navy vessels as
well as. a , way ststion for merchant
boats bound from Panama' for the
Orient.' .-. ";' . ' " '
According to the men of the Ksntrol's
crew, the harbor is from n half-mile to
nearly a mile in width and its channel
hns an averago depth' of 'thirty feet.
The fcottom, they say, Is of a formation
that would permit of 'dredging at coin
psrstively small cost, to a depth suffi
cient to float the largest vessels that
will come through the Canal.
Armstrong 4 Armstrong of London
arc the pronoors in the development of
the' Inland's resources,' having already
phosphate deposits about thirteen miles
inland. It is undorstood among resi
dents of the island that they -intend to
charter a stnnmer of about 1UQO tons
t'Spacity which is to bo -used ia trans
porting the product of the deposit to
Australia, from which place the vessel
will return with cosl cargoes. '
Organization Postpones: Lunch
eon for One Day to Properly
Receive Sir Newton Moore.
Wednesday has been designated as
Auttruliuu lay by the Honolulu Ad
Club anil at the regular weekly lunch
eon of the organization tomorrow the
guosts of honor will be (Sir Newton
Moore, ageut general of " West . Aus
tralia, aud the members of his' party,
who will arrive la the city that morn
ing from Australia on the. steamer Ma
kura. Word that Mir Newton would ac
cept the luncheon invitation of the Ad
Club was received by wireless yester
day. :-v' '" '," . "
. Jt was originally intended to hold the
luncheon on Tuesday, but a change of
plana was made necessary from the fact
thnt the Makura is a day late. . AS the
Moore party will be in town from morn
ing until late in the afternoon they will
not only be guests of honor at the
luncheon, but will be shown as many
of the show places of the eity as pos
siblo by a committee of Ad Club mem
lers. Calls will be made upon Oueen
Liliuokalani and Governor L, E.' l'ink
hum. :.. '.' .;' . , . -
Hir Newton will be asked to address
the club on the promotion activities of
Australia. Because of the promiuent
position he occupies in the Australian
comtnonwenlth H is expected that his
remarks will be of decided interest to
llomiuilans. ; . i,r !
Hir Newton, besides being agent gen
eral of Western Australia, is lieutenant
colonel of the Eighteenth Regiment of
AD CLUB GUEST
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With Major) General Wood, Popu-
', lar Commander Payi Final'
. . -(yi8it to Troopg. ':
,',-UeywWafcins; back and forthacross
Schofleld' 'Ttarraeks-, 7" ecttoet hhtTre'
echoed ' from "' the surrounding' hills,
thirteen guns fired yesterday noon at
the Leilchua post by Jinttery Y, of the
First Field Artillery carried unusual
portent and' solemnity to' officers and
men of the post. As tho guns boomed
out officers aud men knew it proclaimed
last honors to a , beloved departing
chief; yet, also proclaimed the arrival
of a rew commander. : '
' The salute was occasioned by a visit
of Major Ueneral William II. Carter,
iiew commander of the Hawaiian De
partment, on bis first visit to the post;
also of Brigadier Ueneral Montgomery
M. Macomb, who was relieved of the
command by Ueneral Carter - after
years of service on the Islands and
who will ' .leave on Wednesday for
wasnington to assume the presidency
of .the war college,:
The two generals arrived at the post
about noon and were guests at lunch
eon of Col. Lyman W. V. Kenuon of
me l wenty-nitn lnrantry. , At one
thirty o'clock a reception to the two
generals was held ou the lanal of the
Twenty-fifth Infantry club house and
General Macomb took occasion to 'take
farewell of the officers of the post
with whom he had been associated for
so many years. .,..''''
Htriving, though poorly, to conceal
ma icciings sua emoTiou, Major .Ma
comb thanked the officers for their as
sistance and co-operatiou during, his
stay on Oahu and shared with them
tho credit for the Improvement in the
Island defenses since he has been a
commander in Huwaii. He expressed
the hope that in his new.' berth ! in
Washington, that be might be able- to
carry out ideas which he cherishes for
the local garrison and declared that he
will carry with him to Washington
nothing but kindliest thoughts of Ha
waii ami those who worked with him
during hts years here. . -. i.
JAILOR FAVORS WOMAN
PRISONER; OTHERS RIOT
l" IMS, France, March .83. (Ry. As
sociated Press Cable) Heearst Madame
OiiHmix, slaver ot'.Caston Calmette, the
publisher, whs ynint.sl set'ial favors
stter "He wan sent to prison here dur-
mil ner tnai, seven Hundred women
prisoners noted in Juit today.
the Australian Light Horse, and promi
nent in Hairs in the south continent.
He is a native of Australia, having been
born in liunbury, Wet Australia; was
euucaieu at iTiiic Aitre," College,. AdO'
iaiue, onuin Ausfranii, nas serveil
mayor of Runbury, has represented that
city as a member f parliament aud
also lias filled the office of premier aud
miniirr ior lands.
Another feature of the luncheon will
be a talk by H. I'. Wood, member of
the llHwail lair Commission, who will
return today on the Manoa from 8an
Francisco whore ho hns deiluitelv set
tled on the site ami perfected other ar
rangements for the Hawaii exhibit at
the I'unaina-J'aciflc Kxpoaition in 1915.
Also, there will be a final rallv for
the Kiiual excursion which leaves Fri
day on the Mauna Lou,
ahd Entire Cabinet
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Action Follows Quickly on Pro-
; ' roguing of Parliament 1
TOKIO, Mnreh S3. fHpvcial .,bl
to Ihe Nipu Jij ) The expected ell
max ia the affairs of the prjser.t min
istry came tolay with. the resignation
of I'remler Ysmnmota and his ca' lnet.
Annonwement to this effect Ms Bale
soon after the Issuing of the, edict of
the Kiuueror proro; u tig l rlmmcnt.
f'olh tolies will rem i a adj urnod for
three dnysi . This action was.takea In
tlia hcm that an agreement would final
Iv' be reached ly which the Widget
would W passed. '' '
A ranvast b the government loiees,
however, tonvim-ed them , that- they
eould not muster a rasjority in' the
event that they attempted to bring the
question t a vote. Premier Yamamo-
to' s ret snstion followed. .
Much i ri tie ism is tenia expressed of
the action of the house of peern In re
during lht bedyet an additioial 40,lNM)f-
'M)0 yen. The failure of the mmrj,
it tr explained, is due to the naval
wai:dul now the-eeVter of interest la
xovernnent circles.. Ynmamoto's op
ponents in the house of.lieflrs inaiste
tbst the uaval i n re t illation should
have !:een conducted with more vigor,
and, fs'l n-x to do this, they sought ti
rrippte the ministry by amending the
nnlget. ' ;
.It is this course which is being criti
cised. It is argued that the diet, rep
rearntative of the people, is where fiscal
appropriations originate, and that . the
house of peers hss no authority to eur-
ts.il an appropriation asked for by the
poor.io. instead or crtppling the gov
ernment by reducing its duilget, it. is
rlaiineil, the house of peers, if its pur
liose ws. to hasten the naval scandal
investigationshould have made a de
mand for such action.;;
It Is now believed that with the re
convening of parliament next Thurs
day an vnderstsnding will: have been
reached over the budget and that the
measure, practically as it was received
originally from the diet, will be passed
oy me house of peers. , l .
At this fme it is difficult to foretell
who will succeed Premier Yamamoto.
Count. Okuma Is now the inoitt pronil
nentlv mentioned as the ens Who will
be called npsu to form the new 'govern
men. :. -:: ,f , ;-,.,'
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BY MAYOR JOE
While Preparing for Luau Hizzon
er Says Certain Offices Belong
Exclusively to Hawaiians.
"The delegntesliip, the mayoralty
and the slieriffshlp of Honolulu belong
exclusively to the Hawaiians, ' I wsnt
this, to be well undorstood. I want it
driven into every ruan'shenrt aud
brain, and the heart and brain of all
haoles eeccially! "
. And the fist of Mayor, J. J. , Fern
caum down oa the desk with a ibaug
as he made the- fervid declaration yes
terday. The reporter was rather star
tied at the sudden and emphatic, out
burst. Hizzouer, serene and pacific, a
moment before, and with a broad smile
illumining ha features, bad just in
Strncted his private secretary to order
rwippeimnister nenrt Merger to mobilixj
tbe Hawaiian band and jirovide music
from ton to four o'clock next Sunday
st a honsewannlng and hsau at Home
Hul I'oola, the cHib of an organisation
or several hundred Hswaian Steve'
Uores. , itiazoner also vouchsafed the
information that he was a member of
the organization . and ' that he would
grace tbe housewarming and luau witlt
0s preeence.. The reporter had timidly
asKai Hixzoner If he would take the
occamon as an opjorbuntty to define
nis political status or ' announce hii
candidacy for territorial delegate.
, Won't Mix Politlca.
"Well, no,", answered Hixioner
rather haltingly. "I think 1 don't
mix with politics this luau., There
won 't be room for talk ami eat, you
sue. When my Democrats say the word
I will be ready to reply, but I want
leu you wnst i tntuk in politics,"
Tbf-u, like a bolt from a clear sky
came the claim of rightful Hawaiian
possession of the offices of delegate,
mayor and sheriff, and baug went the
mayoralty fiat to mphasise his belief
in the claim.
The reporter wondered if the sudden
outburst of Hawaiian prior claims to
office wasn 't rather a proclamation that
llizxoiier felt be deserves the Washing
nut llizzoncr had doue with politi
eai lam and turned the conversation
back to the Hui I'oola luau.
"Tho Hui I'oola is an Hawaiian or
gantzation numbering eight hundred
memners and the mayor of Honolulu
ouo or them," be declared srandila
qiiently, "Ou 8unday morning, headed
y the Hawaiian Band, the organisation
win leave Motley Hall, where it has
nu.i its onicial home, and march, to the
Home Hul I'oola on Liliha. street near
(Continued on Page Three)
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Explanation in Home of Commons
of Defection of. Army Officers .
Considered Distinct .Surrender -By
to Proclaim That Troop Resig
nations Were Due to Misunder
standing.:V j'-- .
LONDON,' Manh 84. (Associated
rrees . by i Feleral Wireless) rtemier
Herbert H. Asquith and Colonel fieely,
secretary, of state for was, .explained ;
to turbulent House of Commons yes-"
terday that the defection of army ofli
eera who refused to serve in the Ulster
invasion was the(result, of a misunder
standing and inferred that this was
due to misconstruction of the govern .
ment's plans bjr Sir Arthur Paget, the
commanding 'general of Ireland, where-
by he informed the officers that hey
were to move on Ulster for a repres
sive campaign. , ' ;
&ir Arthur Taget and his p threa
senior officers, -who were summoned to
LondoQ for a conference, on. their re
turn to Ireland yesterday said they
were satisfied that the misunderstand
ing has been cleared away but the ex
planation in the Housa of Commons is
considered A distinct surrender by the
government ' and the" future of the
home rule bill is uncertain. ;
ULSTER P HEPARIN O FOX
, RESISTANCE OF TROOPS
LONpON, March 83(By Assoei-
ated Press Cable) Determined, watch
ful and quiet, all Ulster Is today silent
ly and ,buJ)j;fonttiiuing preparations
fee 'defense, with the evident lntoiiton
of niaking opoa resistance to activities
by Imperial troops. .
, Excitement now is foeused on the, re
ports of disaffection widespread in the
British regiments ordered or exected
to bo ordered to Ulster. Tho extent of
the disaffection, Indicated by the resig
nation of officers, is unknown... A eubi-
aet statemeiit on the Ulster situatiou
today waa evasive and meager. .
KILLS UNCLE TO SECURE
HOMTOX, Msrch 84. (Aaaocjatsd
Iress by r'odoral Wirelius) WilKam A.
Dorr of Harramento, California, was
executed oarly yesterday in the eloctrio
chair at- the Charlestown Htate prison
for the murder of bix nnele, ueorge
Marsh, retired soap manufacturer, to
whom Dorr was heir,' and who killed
his relative to secure bis fortune to pay
bts in which he had become involved,
on tho Pacifie Coast. - v. : '
;SB0MO SEE EOVEBLI
HOHTOV, March ' 24. -v (Associated
Fresa by Federal .Wireless) An army
of tw-o hundrod unemployed marched tt
the State; House in a snowstorm yester
day and asked Governor Walsh to ap
point a committee to deviso relief mess- ;
urea. , Hiokfsmen for- tho army tolil
pitiful tales of suffering and hardships
endured by the families of theaien.
The (J over n or listened to the experi
ences and stigsrestions of the crowd aud
promised a further conference with tho
leaders... . - .: ; , .'
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FOR NIGHT DISTURBERS
Captain Raker's efforts to put an end
to the song birds who make night hid
eous with their yelling aud singing met
with little success in the police court
yesterday morning. After (ieorge Kai
lewi aud eight of his companions had
told their storres about their actions
Saturday evening, Judge Monsarrat
found them guilty, bnt tacked oq that
old suspended soutencf gsg aud tbe men
smilingly .left the courtroom. C. K.
Johnson, who was also among those
present, had bis case stricken from the
taleudar. r .,
Kahiiku wireless was In tone a with
the T. K. K. steamer .Chi vo Maru,- en
route from Yokohama to 'Honolulu at
eight o'clock last night The .Chiyo
reported that it will reach Honolulu
at noon Friday. It has a total of 413 .
passengers, most of whom are booked
through for Hsu Francisco. Tbe Pac
ific Mail steamer Tenia, enroute from
Han Francjaco, also reported. It will
reach Honolulu it four o'clock Tours i
dav afternoon. 1
DIES III CHI