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VOL Vlf., NO. 25
All TERRITORY, FRIDAY, .mUfrHlflH. Sti
Huerta . Consular Agent Claims
' Villa. Forces Have Been Repuls
ed at Every PointRebel Chief
Telegraphs to Juarez Governor
That He Is - in' Possession of
Reports Varied , v
' and Conflicting
Bankers of Mexican Capital Skep
. tical Regarding . Federal - Vic
tory Believe It Ruse by Haerta
to Obtain Additional Loans
Unofficial Reports Place Rebel
' Dead at Two Thousand.
EL rASO, Texas, .March 27 (As
sociated Plena by Federal Wireless)-
Conflicting reports have been received
bore regarding the results of the bat
tle at Uome Palacio between the rebel
force under Villa -ami . the . federal
force under Yelaseo for the possession
of Torreon. - ' , , ,,:"-"
: Villa, has; telegraphed' to Governor
' Cbo of J uarcs that ho hat been in pos
session of Oolites Palacio since yester
day morning, On the - otUer hand,
Miguel Dieoold, -tho Huerta sonsular
agent here, ' is - exhibiting . telegrams
which are to the elect that the rebels
have been, repulsed t all points. , .
Diebold explains, thjit the. federal re
treat was siuiuJy rasa-AMha-iedarsIs
by-which the reolir were; drawn ever
one hundred; and twenty-seven dyna
mite . mines which .were , exploded' un
der the rebel forces ahd' caused a great
loss of life. .
VILLA RENEWS ATTACK ON
. TORREON, IS REPORTED
EAGLE. FA&V Texas, March 17.
J (Associated Tress by Federal Wireless)
Federal headquarters at Piedraa Ne
gTas, across the border from here, last
i night received dispatches to the oTeet
: that Geueral Villa, after buing repu's
at domes Palacio, had renewed the at
tack on Tdrreon at Noo, a fow ,m'les
north of domes Palacio.
: SURRENDERS WARSHIP
. FOR LOVE OF WOMAN
" ' - V , -, , ,.
DOUGLAS, Ariaona, March 27. (As
sociated Press 4y Federal Wireless)
According to reports received here, the
gunboat Tampico, which recently haul!
, down the Huerta flag and raised the
pennant of the Constitutionalists, and
was later bottled up In Topolobampo
harbor by the sinking of tve nntlqntd
gunboat Deinocrata in the mouth of the
harbor by the Federak, is being dis
mantled by the rebel forces, '
It is said that the guns from the
. boat will the lined in the defense of the
port of Topolobampo, or will 'bo sent
north to be used In proposed attacks
by the rebels on' tue port of Gnaymna,
- where .for many months the Federal
' garrison has 'been aide to wa'd off rebel
- besiegers. .-.,; . ;.
It is said on Rood authority that the
'rommamlor of the gunboat T,mipico In
duced his men to desert the Huerta
.. cause and join the rebels because of his
love for the daughter of & Constitution
alist general., ..-
VILLA REPORTED TO HAVE
LOST TWO THOUSAND MEN
riEDRAS NEOBA8, Mexico, M-rch
. (Associated Press Cable) Official
dispaU bes say that General Villa has
lost .8000 men at Oonice Palaeio, a sub
tirb of Torreon, and retreated t Esc-
'Ion, one hundred miles northward.
JUAREZ BELIEVES VILLA
; HAS SUFFERED DEFEAT
Jl'AREZ, Mexlo. .March 20. (Acs
elated Pres Cable) The absent of
defiuits news from Torreon slreugtheiM
the belief that deuerul Vllld, flrst re-
'. jorted victorious, has suffered a serious
BANKERS SKEPTICAL; FEAR
HUERTA SEEKING CREDIT
CITY OF MEXICO, March SO. (As
sociated Press Cable) Olliria.1 bulletius
stste that Ooneral Villa has tejn re
jmlsed by the : Federal forces. There
are no details, and the ltig Mexican
lauking houws are skeptical, fearing
that the news itm , been iliHseminated
in order for Huerta to secure further
' credit, '' .
First Division of Diving Boats of
Y Pacific Fleet to Have Base
r aj pearl Harbor. " '
BAN rRANCISOO, March. 27-(Aa-soc'atcd
Press by Foloral W!rele3)r
The Flrn Enbnisrina Division of tha
Faciflo Fleet, under coxjnand of Lieut
Charles T. SaL'th and now stationed
hero, confuting of tfis tender Alert and
tre F group of rabmorlnra, four la
otunl-er. Lave been ordored to Koaolo
hu They wlU bare bon July first,
protaMy tinder toMr. - , ' .
Th above advicej would lndlcat,
according to navsl o.T.cers, that a per
maiicnt aubmarlne base la to b eaUh
Uched. at Pearl Harbor, though nc or
ders or advices to t elfett bare ben
rcocivpl her., Nelthar was It known
if ihe convoys of the little) d;v.ng light
ing sblra would be war vessels which
woUl become permanently stationsd
here. Tbla la th first time that sub
m&r.'net h&T been seut to Honolulu,
though baasa have at dllsrent times
bees maintained at. Bremerton, Mare
Island and San Diego, the latter here
tofore having' been the boma port of
the diving ships. The submarines to
come her are among the latest con
structed by tha government and hve
all the modern' devices of diving ships.
They are among the largest of the div
ing boats In the navy. The veesels are
all of the same type and were built at
Mare Island. The fleet is made up at
Alert (tender) Lieut. Bruce X
F-l Lieut. Charles C Smith. , f
F-2 I lent. Charles M. Yates. - '
F-3 Lieut. Leo F. Welch.
F- Lieut. Klrh-Wool H. Donavin. .
SPIRITED DEBATE OVER
TOLLS REPEAL IK HOUSE
, WASH ,pTOX, . March si, (Asse
clutcil Prens by Federal Wireless)
A - heated '.delate wa prr.ciitated n
ihd'noUHe or"reprvetiivtra yesterday
by the 'intrii.Ioctloa of ipeclal fule
to limit the period of debate atid to pro
hibit amendments on the proppsal of
the admhiiatratlon to' repeal the. clause
of the Panama Canal , Act exempting
American eoastwisa vecsels from pay
ing tolls for passing through the canaL
For two hours tbu. rule was alternately
attacked and defended. When adjourn
ment; came with an hour of. debate left'
for tomorrow, 8eaker Clark burned a
statement vigorously opposing the rule,
lie said in part': "I .will not be a party
to . ramming such ' a ' rule . down the
throats of the members of the house. M
Republicans and Progressives attacked
the foreign policy pf the administration
and denounced the. proponed repeal of
the, tolls exemption ..clause as an. ''ab
ject surrender to3rmt Britain.'!
' President Wilson yesterday told the
newspaper ' correspondents 1 that the
Houth Americas press . stands united
against the Panama Canal tolls bill and
the exemption of American shipping,
making, he added, the "world ' opinion
ELECTION OFFICIALS GO
TO PRISON FOR FRAUDS
apSKY CITr, March ;27. (Asso
ciated press by Fodbral Wireless)
Coavietod o the charge of having
made false election returns, thirteen of
ficials on the Ilobokea 'election boards
in September, 1013, were yesterday
sentenced to serve 'not loss than
eighteen months pur more than three
5'ears in prison, . ; .. ,
RiVERSlff His ft
- BILL PASSED IN HOUSE
WASHINGTON, March ; (Asso
ciated Press by Federal Wireless) The
hnitMO vexterduv iisumiI Ik. Hi ..m .1
harbors appropriation bill, carrying an
aggregate of 43,400,(Miu without sub-
manual amendment. The measure Is
now up to the senate. ,; ,. V.
' PAT VISIT TO .AMERICA
HOFIA, Bulgaria,, Marb' 26,-( Asso
ciated Press Cable) Queeu Kleanor of
liulnriH has announced that she will
viait America in May. Her viait will
mark the first time a reigning queen
ever set foot on American soil.
Members of Sheba Excursion Who
Leave Today for Orient Bidden
! Farewell by Large Gathering
Speakeri Point Out How Closer
, Relationship Between Two Re
gion Will Work to( Benefit of
, .'Both. '' ' r ;.. 1 rr : r
farewell reception and bonquot
was tendered last night the members
of tho beba rexcursion io japan, who
will leavo on the bhinyo Maru at four
O'clock this afternoon, by tho Japanese
Merchants' Association, the Japanese
Medical. Association, and tho Japanese
bankers and hotel keepers of Honolulu
al the; Mochlzukl Club . at Waikfti.
About ' seventy 'representative business
and professional men of Japan resident
in Hawaii' grctted with toasts and ban
tais tx-Secretary - B. A. Mott-Smith,
Hon. W. 0. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Kennedy ana Kev. W. D. Wentervelt
The banquet, hall aud tables were
beautifully decorated .- with crotous,
palms aa.j hibiscus. Dr. T. Kataunuma
as the toastmaster. In introiluclno: the
guests of the evening -and extending to
them the good wiahes of his fellow
countrymen, Dr. Kstsunuma spoke of
the many-advantages that must accrue
through the more intimate.' acquain
tanceship of those who are about to
journey to the land of the rising sun,
as a result of their first handed observa
tions en life in the Orient.'.
', Flat Excursion, from Islands. -.'Dt.
Tt. '. A rita,' acting consul. for Ja:
pan, said that there had beeu a num
ber of excursions from his country to
Hawaii, but that this was the . first
American excursion to Janan from., tut
Islands. ' He 'congratulated Sbtba oa
having the idea of arranginir suihv a
jaunt. ' ' '. '
Honolulu, he said, "is the eity of
the Hibiscus, whilo Tokio is the citv
of tho Bakura the cherry blossom'.
. Tho members' of the' excursion wonbl,
he said, eoe Tokio at Its best, in the
cherry blosHoni time. Arita spoke of
tuv kiiu r.Ajiuvtfiunf-vnirBwftcwd ai
Tokfw'thB twentieth of Ibis month
perhaps not so ambitious as. that to be
held ia ttan- Francisco in. 1B13, - but
carefully gotten tip bud representative
of aU Japanese manufacturers,.' '- -
K. A. Mott Smith said that-he was
going to Japan not as minister of for
eign affairs but on private affairs. ; He
said ho was glad of the opportunity. to
see more of a people with whom he had
hail long . acquaintanceship ,' and for
whom ho had the highest, regard and
respect.- Jle soke of, the importaut
part the Japanese have performed in
the economic development of . Hawaii.
He felt pleasure at the opKrtunity this
vacation . trip afforded to see how the
Japanese live in their own land.
Would Cement Friendship. '
Manager Aoki of the Yokohama
fSpecle Bank responded that It was bet
ter to sen once than to hear a hundred
times, - This excursion would,, he sa)d,
tend to further cement the permauent
peace and friendship of Hawaii . and
Japan. : ' "; . .. .;'''.- ' -
W. O. firoith said ho was sorry bo
eouid not go. Appreciation of the star
linn qualities of both nations would
come more and more through. Initial
knowledge and- acquaintanceship. The
Japanese and Americans live on good
terms in Hawaii because they know
each other. .Human nature is about the
same in all lands, ho said, and in every
isnii neueaiy, justice nd latr play were
equally th4deals of mankind. '
D. Vonekura,- president of Japanese
Merchants'. Association, spoke in . his
own tongno and was interpreted by Mr.
Y. Mikaiol. c He echoed W. O. KmHh's
sentiments and spoke of the better un
derstanding that ' would accrue to the
two countries as a result of closer ac
quaintancethip... : "
:. . Americana Will Bo Honored. . '
- Hcv, W. D. Westervclt spoke in happy
vein and extended an' invitation to the
orKaaUatlons represented, to attend a
return banquet which be . will . vive.
them at bis home after he comes back."
" I may be able to tell you e lot
about yonr own country that you never
knew before," he said. :
Other toasts were responded to , by
Doctor Katxukl, Mr. Ozawa, and Mr. T.
Onodera, the latter on behalf of the
Japanese press. . ' '
It was informally announced that
Prof. M. M. Hcott is to receive a deco
ration from the Kmperor in honor of
his distinguished services to the Japa
nese nation in educational, affairs, and
that K. A. Mott-Hmith is to be grnuted
n audience with the Imperial house
hold. THIRD CAVALRY OFFICERS
, DETERMINED TO RESIGN
Dt'HUN, March 87. (Associated
Press by Federal Wireless) A major
ity of the cavalry officers stationed at
Curragh yesterday de dared that they
will adhere to their determination to
resign rather than obey orders and
serve against CUter; The officers are
Inrtitfnaut at what they term bad faith
c'rujiluycd by the government in repud
iating the agreement made with Brig
adier General Hough, commander of the
Third Cavalry Brigade.
Two Members of Army Council Resign
Premier Asquith Postpones Statement
Believed That Colonel Seeley Will
Be Forced Out and Ex
! change Portfolio.' ' - . ,
Claims Mad 9 Thai Gross Blunders
.: Brought About Crisis is .
' C British Army.. 1 '
J0NIJX Mare-V. 2. r-(Associst.id
I'rexs by Felornl Wirnlcss) That lbs
government is ful'tlutf a situation of
extreme difficulty improved Is the fact
that Premier Asqt'Kh, was not In a posi
tion Inst night to mskc the statement
he had promised Jn the house of com
mons,' aixt p oatponed the making of t'-je
Btatcnent until today. ."
The air is full of amors, the most
credible being that Cbl. J. E. B. Seeley
it to quit the war office by an exchange
of portfolios with' Louis Harcourt, see-
rethry lor colonies. . . . . . ;
The rumor alio' lMtrsits that other
members of the army council have re
signed besides F f Id Marshal tMr Join
French and 8 t Josn.Kpeneer Ewa t.
Conferences- between representatives
of Buckingham 1'Ahwe ard tte War of
flee were continued yesterday, It wat
announced late'Jsst night tbst Air John
French and $ir Joha Hpenter Ewsrt
had consented ta withdraw their risitf
nstioLs, providing CoWn 1 Se.ley wou d
give np his office.' .:"
No change oe:urrd yesterday in fi
state of affairs ia Ireland, and B.lfsa
was renorteil as leing- quiet. ,
Fresh revelations yesterday dieclosv
tuo fact that the sudden crisis in the
British army over the Ulster situation
has been, brought on by a eomtinatiou
of unwarranted actions and scrioiu
The correspondence between Ool. J.
K. B. Seeley, secretary of stafo for war;
Sir Arthur Paget, commanding officer
of the Irish garrisons; officers stationed
in Ulster and others, together with the
cabinet statements of Colonel Bueley,
Premier Asquith and members of par
liament, reveal a tragedy of errors in
the past few days, tieeley and Kir Ar
thur figure as the central figures In the
tissue of misunderstandings. '
The blunders of these two threaten
to disrupt: the army, Colonel ft.ul.-y
takes all the blame. , He baa admitted
that he added unauthorized guarantees
to the memorandum regarding Ulster
serviee. drafted at a cabinet meeting
which lie did not attend. In adding
his notations, he says, he believed him
self correctly stating the government's
position. , '
iPeftwt 'a blunder was a brusque ulti
matum, asking army officers whether
they would aerept Ulster service 'or
take: a dismissal. 1 . - - .
It was made public that Premier As
quith only Wednesday learned of Col.
Seeley 's. interpolations of the cabinet
orders regarding the government's po
sition toward army serviee In ' Ulster.
Asquith 's discovery brought forth his
speech in parliament in which he immediately-
stated in strong terms that
the government demands of Ite oOlvers
unconditional obedieuca. '
Premier vAsquith's speech has proved
to b the thing to unite the disorgan
ized 'liuerahv nationalists and luborites
who constitute the majority, but it has
precipitated a fresh army crisis.1 Brig
adier tleneral fiough, whose resignation
is also predicted, openly predicts that
if Asquith withdraws the guarantees in
dicated by Beeley the government will
lace the disruption of the army.
The British papers ' today ' continue
their predictions of an 'early ' general
uloctiou to determine tho extent of sup
port given the ministry by the people
in the present situation. '
Arthur J. Balfour for the Unionists
says that the government . has demon
strated its inability to cram Homo Rule
down Ulster's throat.
' ,f Above is shown UlHtPr Hall, Helfatrf, ne of the favorite meet
injf pin era of the -Anti-Home Ruler, nl below one of the prin
., ;eipHl streets in Hclfrtst, where the Ulster men oceaslonully make
a tlemonst ration. , .' ,j,' - .V; ;: ' , l1
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The proposed' bylaw oMho 'Q renter
Honolulu fhaniber of Commerce were
presented to tho respective presidents
of the men-hunts' ohkoi Intioii aqd cham
ber of commerce by Frank H. Atherton,
chairman of the joint committee on
rules yesterday.' '
In order to meet the criticism that
has bocn made by many of the retail
meVcbants that their interests were
liable to be submerged by those Of the
larger organisations Articlo 10 provides
lor a Board of Hetail .Trades. This
board is a subsidiary body to be-com-poKd
of retail mervhanta only, liaiited
as to membership to one representative
from each retail firm. . .. '. ,'
Sections 2 to 5 of Article 10 road:
' Encourage Homo Buying, ; :
"The Hoard of Retail Trade shall
concern itaelf particularly with... anq)
conai.ler all matters affecting, ihe l'e
tail Trade of tb City of Honolulu, It
shnll endeavor to promote home hiivlna:
trade promotion, credit rating;, the rals-1
ing of the standards of the retail trade
and the encouragement among - retail i
merchants of attention to the comfort,
convenience of mid courtesy to intend-
I lug purchaHcrs. '
"1 he Board ff Ketuil Trades shall
not incur any indebtedness nor bind the
chamber by action or resolution without
first obtaining the approval of the di
rectors of the chamber."", '
"The board may adopt such rules and
regulations subject to the approval of
the board of director, as are not out
of harmony with the 'purpose and ob
jects of the chamber, and
"The board shall submit, through Its
chairman, annual report.- to tho chum
her o" all matters that hove been acted
With these provisions Included Chair
man Atherton stated that the bylaws
of the Oreater Chamber of Commerce
TO QUOTE BRYAN
SAN FHANCIHCO, March S7. (A
sociated Press by Federal Wireless)
liar Hyal, Hindu savant, former lectur
er at Leland Btanford University on
Hindu philosophy, and noted throughout
the United Htate as aa educator and
philosopher, who was arrested Wednes
day on the charge of being illegally in
this country, was released yesterday un
der 10(10 bonds after a conference of
several hours with immigration officials.
Inasmuch a it has been announced
on high authority that Oval's deporta
tion from the United Htate hi desired
by the. British government because the
Hindu has frequently advocated sedi
tion in India in the course of bis Amer
ican lectures, Dyal announced yester
day that in the transcript of evidence
to be sent to the secretary of labor will
be a pamphlet written by William Jen
nings Bryau, present secretary of state,
in linitl, when he was candidate for the
presidency. Dyal says that: in this
pamphlet Rryaa scathingly denounced
Brit lib rule in India. .'
Because of the standing of Dyal In
social and educational circles and , hi
independent financial means. It is ex
pected that his benring will bring to a
focus the right of Hindus to enter this
country sud their status under the im
migration laws. . ';.-
GRANTED BIGHT TO VOTE
BOSTON. March 88, (Associated
Press Cable) The bouse and senate
have concurrently resolved to expunge
the word "male" wherever in Massa
chusetts laws it restrict suffrage qua
lifications. conform closely in general scope and
character to the rules of organization
adopted bv similar, bodies in Boston,
Man Francisco and other mainland
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Body Brings la Verdict Twenty.
three Minutes After Being Oiy.
en Case Unofficial Reports Are
That Only Two Ballots Were
Taken BriDiant Addlresfees
Made by Attorneys.
Freed Prisoner ;
Takes Auto Ride
Receires Congratulations of Rela
tives and Hosts of Friends
Will Close Up Business Affairs
Preparatory for Departure to
Mainland Thanks Members of
jury for Acquittal.
Just twenty-three minutes' was' re'
quired late yesterday afternoon by the '
jury, to find a verdict of not guilty in
the case, of John William Marshall,
tried for murder for the fatal shooting
of C. B. Guertler at Madame Pualil's
tfaikikl hula 'resort ou the night of
August .last. The jury retired at
forty-four minutes past five o'clock and
returned with its verdict of life and
i.berty for Marshall at seven, minutes
after six. o'clock. , ' '
' - Two hours later," accompanied by his
father, sister' and 'friends, tho young
,n an, who for nearly eight months has
..... KaklMfl 1 1 Mr
mvT-m M ..... y IBVII . all, tUUDriOg
morse for a crime and, the commission
of which he had but alight recollection,
(nowing not whether be was to fonfeit
lis life or pass the. balance ef his day
'eliiu4 prison, tars, Marshall went oa .
an. automobile,1 rifle around .Honolulu,-
"to give: inysull u .opportunity to fully
realize the good fortune which bclcil
me today," as he is reported to have
loU a friend. , Marshall was a happy
mil, but no happier. tbsa his father or
hie sister or hi ; attorneys when the
verdict came. '".'
After thanking the jurors, Msrshall
'eft the court room, entered a waiting
uitomobile and was taken to the Young
iolel where he secured apartments. He
.irobubly will remain there until be ar
anges his affairs in Honolulu and starts
'or the mainland. - ,
" I want to thank the jurors and the
eople of Honolulu for the fair treat
seat they . recorded me in this sad
flair," said Marshall lust night. "I
carcely know what else to ay, but I
eel that those who know me will know
hat my gratitude is incere." ; . v
. '.: VoroUct Quickly Eoacbod. .
Cousideriug that two entire day
ere utilized in selecting a Jury to try
the case, eight days in the taking of
evidence and one day with addressee
'o the jury and the giving of instrue
iions, the verdict was arrived at in
unusually short time.
Immediately after Clerk M. T. 8imon
ion read the verdict and Judge William
I. Kobinson ordered the prisoner at bar
discharged, Marshall's aged , father
walked up to his son and grasped his -hand
warmly. ( Marshall's pretty aistor,
who bad .sat , throughout the tryiug
ordeal of the trial, threw her arms
aronnd her brother's neck in a fervid
8iu brace and kissed him.
' Among the. first to congratulate Mar
shall was Attorney W', C. McKean, the
veteran ' Pennsylvania lawyer and
friend of the family, who came here :
to assist in Marshall's defense and
whose eloquent addres yesterday to
the jury probably, more than anything
else, gave Marshall life and liberty,
Frank K. Thompson, who conducted the
active trial of the ease; Fred W. Mil
vertou and A. h. C. Atkinson, asso
ciated with the defense, followed ouit,
a did many others present.
. , -iiiiiiuivi Biierwsrii,
accompauied by hi father and mother,
left the Judiciary Nuiilding, which he
had first entered many months before .
m i . L 1 I , . , .
ni.n cajntai fiinre canging over uis
head, a free man, and weut to the Alex. .
aader Young Hotel where he was later
visited by many friends and cougratu-
t II .... I . I. It . . .1 A ' 1
u" luff rroim ox ine trial. , -
Judge Kobinson 's courtroom ; waa
filled to overflowing' yesterday . from
early morning uutil the' jury declared
Marshall innocent of murdering Guert
ler. An unusually large number of wo
men were present. Many local attor
neys and jurists passed the day In court
wituesxiug the ciosiug scenes of as re
markable and Lardfought a aiurder
cum! m Das uerr aiu in Honolulu in
many years. . Doorway, window and
other approaolus were blocked with
masses of interested humanity.
City Attorney Cathcart'siieuing ad
dress to the jury was a strung one and
be reviewed with master band tho
evidence which dy after day the prose
cution had brought out against Mar- .
shall. He pleaded for law and order in
,' (Continued o Pg Thro -