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VOT. VU., NO. 31
HONOLULU, iMWAII ' TERRITORY, FRIDAY, ' Al'Ml (it,'-.10M.-SEMIAVEEKLY;
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Provisional President of Mexico
Accedes to Demand Made by
Wilaon American Chief Execu
tive Declares Answer Will Be
Given When Salute Is Fired,
on Way to South
President Says Return of Salute
Does Not Mean Recognition of
Huerta or Change of Policy
Huerta Crumbles Under Threats
of Nations to Withhold Loans.
WABmNGTON, April 17 (Asso
ciated Pros 19 Federal Wireless)
; The threatened dash between the tXnlt
' ed Btate and Mexico over the refusal
of Provisional president Huerta to sa
int Old. Glory U seemingly passed.
Yesterday morning Huerta conveyed
to Kelson O'Shaughneaey, American
: charge d'affaires in Mexico, his promise
to saluted he American flag as demand
ed by Bear Admiral Henry T. Mayo, In
command of the American warships at
present off the oast Mexican coast.
Last night President Wilson accepted
Huerta V slier, as transmitted to him
by O'Shaughnessy, and responded that
' when Huerta offered the salut that It
would bo answered.'' i
DOES NOT RECOGNIZE HUlrftTA.
' The : President stated that while, he
' had accepted Huerta's offer to comply
with Rear Admiral Mayo "a demand and
"had directed an. answering salute that
the act would In no manner Involve the
; United States as recognizing the Hnerta
, government and that lrtld not sisrnlfy
, snvhanpte lu T i- r ii ;-?''' paetl
poncr toward Mexico. " . i
Congress yesterday received Huerta's
'i' "ffer to comply with Mayo'i demand
for a salute with approval. ;
At the same time It Is generally, be-
' lleved hero that Huerta made his prof
fer because foreign bankers threatened
, to hold np the last Installment of their
loan to Mexico unlees Huerta compiled
with the demands of the United Ststcs.
FOLLOWS ADVICE OF FOREIGNERS
It Is Understood that representatives
or rore jm nations in Meslco advised
, Huerta that the United States meant
business and advised Dim to comply
wito we demands or President Wilson,
,': which were being backed up by the
t rushing of a powerful armada to Mext
.. can waters. 'V.'. ,
, President Wilson last night was not
worrying about the details of the time
when Huerta's salute was to toe fired,
or toe number of guns to be fired. H
' declared thee details would be ar
ranged, and gave the Impression that
r he was standing pat and that the de
tails would bo according to a formula
. wnica m naa laid down.
WARSHIPS CONTINUE- ON WAT.
- While the episode Is seemingly ended
no orders have been sent to the bat-
on insur way to Mexico or
' , preparing to get under way cancelling
their previous orders. Late last night
' all the vessels were proceeding under
the original orders despatching them to
Tamplco. V " . -
The promise of Huerta to salute the
- Sag -was -.transmitted to Charge
O'Shaughness yesterday morning at
Vera Crux and was Immediately for-
warded by O'Shaughnessy to President
, Wilson, Secretary of State Bryan and
to the commander of the American
. fleet in Mexican waters. '
ATTACK ON TAMPICO TO
BE RESUMED BY REBELS
. JUAREZ, Mexico, April 17. (Asso
ciated Praia by Federal Wireless) The
reported peaceful settlement of ths in
cident at Tawpico presage an early re
sumption of the rebel attack on that
city. . A special train will leave from
here Saturday for the frout, carry iug
.. two Billi on round or smallariiia ammu
nltlon and six field pieces. ,.'.',',:'.
FIRE BREAKS OUT IN
HOLD OF NAVY COLLIER
. BAN FRANCISCO, April 17. (As
socisted Press by Federal Wireless)-,
rnre, caused by spontaneous eomnu
tion, in one section of the hold of the
collier Jupiter necessitated the removal
of 1100 tons of coal. The Jupiter will
'leave here Monday for the Mexican
coast with , three hundred mariues on
' board. . ,
MEXICAN REBELS PUT
- GUILLOTINE IN USE
, JUAREZ, Mexlo, April 18. (By
Federal Wirelee) The Kllotine has
made its appearance in Mexico, and
new form of ' execution confronts the
enemies of the Coimtitutioualiats iu
the Btate of 8au Luis 1'utoai, It was
Admiral Badger and M
Is Proceeding: to Mexico to
Slate is Being
for Governor Pinkham
Palmer Woods to -Take Tucker's Place,
Bill Jarrett to. Become High Sheriff
and Mc Cam is to be Pacified Accord
ing to Plans of Democratic Conferees.
While one faction of the Democratic
party was attending a luaa at . the
Peninsula, the guests of John Colburn,
last Sunday night and discussing ways
and means of having 'Governor Pink-!
bam recalled as chief executive of the
Territory . another equally , as, strong,!
numerically at least was holding pri
vate conference in Honolulu agreeing
upon a slate for Governor Pinkham to
approve as ppgibtees for his official
family.' "; - v . v' . V ' ,7. '. .
' ".The Peninsula feaat,' ft is said, re-
i.'tc. jjo iru. because thone ybO. f at;,
tirif'teti coiiM cot aar'cs uiiob who
eheolil 'sutceed the nai who notr so
calmly adminiiite.-inff territorial hffalrs.
Too many wanted tbe joL) some of the
aHpiranta were present and it wae too
liitllcult and ticklish job to agree
whether Lank McCaadlesa ' or ' some
other equally important Democrat would
be the proper man to flu the position
and unite what is now a maudlin mob
of ollice seekers in the Bourbon ranks.
Conference Mqm Smoothly.' ! '
But It was much different at : the
other conference. All that remains for
an agreement is fof the forees to agree
upon just who would be the best man
for United States marshal. This agreed
upon it is believed that United -States
Attorney McCarn can be brought into
line, the entire federal patronage
slate agreed upon and then it will be
an easy matter for Mr- Pinkham te
make his. selections from tbo names
submitted. '.''.' . '
There are several out for the mar
halship. All of them.- Irrespective of
past party affiliations, have a strong
following and none wants to offend
them. , . Ho much was accomplished at
the meeting Sunday that - Palmer
Woods is reported to have agreed to
get out of the marshalahlp Sght. : But
this was not accomplished until . the
conferees had agreed to put Woods'
name on- the- slate to succeed Joshua
D. Tucker as land commissioner.-
Fisher to OoV
This was a great stride toward an
sfrreement. Then came the auditor's
ollice. J. II. fisher has held this plum
for . the pant fifteen years and Is a
loyal Republican.' George W. B. King
is bis deputy but he also la a Republic
can. It has been given out that either
Fisher or King mutt remain in the of
fice if the work is to be properly done.
The only way to make room for a De
mocrat . was to remove Fisher. This
was agreed upon,. King is tq take
learned today. At, Concepclon del Oro,
a home made guillotine has been erect
ed. It was built by rebel mechanics
in the corps commanded by Geo, JSi.lel 0
Cuiterres. ;' " . -
Already the new instrument has been
tested, and, as the general saysj'it
rorks splendidly.1' Ths test was msde
with a lamb as the victim. - .
Desire for revenge is responsible for
the appearance of the guillotine in
Mexico. General Guiterres's brother-in-law,
Jose Morales,: wss killed some
time ego in battle against the federals
near Baltillo.. The family of Morale,
including an infant daughter and Oui
terrea's sister, were living in Baltillo.
The federal commander a fronted the
relativea of Guiterres, placed .them
aboard a troop train, and sent . them
to Ban Luis Potosi. : The : baby died
of exposure on the way, 'and nothing
is known of the fate of other members
of ths family. , 1 '. 1
From stories told by rebels this is
only one of ths many instsnces where
the women and ch'ldren of rebel 0 di
cers have been taken from Baltillo by
the federals and sent to supposedly
horrible fates. It is said that in aome
cases the women have been given' to
tbo federal soldiers ? ' 1 ,
Picked, ; :
Fisher 's plsce aad a Democrat who has
not yet been decided upon is to take
King's Job as deputy. . . 4 .,'.,",
v William P. Jarrett is to succeed Wil
liam Henry as high sheriff. This will
eliminate Bill as a factor la the com
ing county campaign and make way
for harley Bose to succeed bin) , as
sheriff of Oahu. - . .. ..
'-This was as far as the slate making
had progressed when time for adjourn
ment was reached.; - Another Meeting
is to bo held within the next few tliys
In, the meautime those in charge of the
errangnmeuta are hoping f or. word
from Washington ae'to Governor l'iuk
h vH jjuUiiui ud elhc Bbnnuws. " In
tli'e vut that some-of , them are' re
jected Governor Pinkham hoptts to .t are
for them (a territorial ositlons anil
nutil result are known he. will not
know what patronage he will allow tbe
local Democracy to distribute for him.
. Of. course, all these, plans are Only
tentative. They need the sanction' of
Governor Pinkham before they-can be
carried Into effect. At any rate thejr
are given herewith for their worth. .
WAY PAVED FOR GREATER
; The joint committee of the Mer
ehaata' Association and Chamber of
Commerce-met yesterday afternoon and
adopted the proposed bylaws for the
Greater Honolulu Chamber of Commerce
aa amended by tbe Merchants' Associa
tion. - Frank C, Atherton, chairman of
ths joint committee ststed to The Ad
vertiser at the dose of the session that
while there were some minor changes
verbiage there were no important
additions or- corrections. The - final
meeting of the two bodies haa been call
ed for Wednesday, April 29. Upon the
adoption of the report of the joint com
mittee, the two parent organizations
will cease to exist and the amalgamat
ing bodies will automatically fuse into
tbe Greater Honolulu Chamber of Com
merce. The only striking 'difference of
opinion yesterday was over, the . work
of tbe Shipper 'a Wharf Committee,
TAKES TII.1E III PL
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Charles S. Crane, manager of the
Hawaiian Oatstte ; Company, ' resumed
the witness Stand in Judge Lyle A.
Dickey eourl yesterday morning' on
tbe opening of the second day of the
trial of tbe $25,000 damage auit of B.
K. Bond against the Hawaiian Gazette
Company. , U. E. Bond, the plaintiff,
was tbe next witness to testify, being
withdrawn for a time'1 while Attorney C.
U. Olson took, the stand. .
, Considerabla time was passed la ar
gument, over the admission of certain
exhibits en behalf , of the plaintiff,
among the exhibits being . the 41000
check which was meptlousd in the al
leged libel uus story; a letter signed
by O. B. Wright; one to' A. Garcia
sigued by the Island Investment Com
pauy, a check for 1650 on Bishop A
Company, . payable tq A. Oarela. 'The
offer of a copy of The Advertiser of
October 15, which hau Sen made the
day previous, was withdrawn ami on
request of Attorney Olson the com
plaiut in the suit wss amended in re
spect to certain phraeology. Tbe trial
will be resumed this moruing at half
past eight o'clock. - v .
Take Command of Armada
Fred T. P. WaUrhouse Eeturns
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; irom dix lonuia in- . .
' spectlori . Trip. '
Fred T. P. WaterHune, who returned
on the Manchuria yesttruay from a Six
months' Inspection trip of the Malay
btate rubber plantations, said that tbe
application r 01 bawaiiau agricultural
txperiente hae helped largely ia put
ting these properties on a sound basis.
Tbe lunjougoia plantation is ia abso
lutely first -clats condition, he stated.
The Pahang is being rapidly improved
since Manager F. U. Wallace, who wae
in charge ot Tanjongola baa been trans
ferred mere. "Pahsug's output for
Manh was 15,800 pounds.'' Wo would
have been more than pleased with the
14,000. pound yield which had been es
timated," Waterhonse said; ,'. ,',
'Today' prices, 8(1 cent per pound,
are entirely; satisfactory to us. , Both
plsntations. are making . money, with
rubber, at- tl-is figure.:' We ae uiuH
better off thau a great maoy- of the
torn eras now operauog lu that part of I
the world,, because we have had more'
experience in tropical' agriculture."
Waterhouse said that many-of the
rubber companies invested lavishly an
tU'ipating that they would get two nr
three t'mea, the prices rubber is nqw
selling' lor. The result is that tbey are
suffering from abortage of .capital.
Many plantations have .had to reduce
their areas and entirely give up caring
for their young trees, he said, , so that
tbe output of plantation rubber .will
undoubtedly be checked for some years
to coma. , ' -, ,'. - .':.'
Business Bad In Singapore. ; -
Business conditions are -very bad. ia
Bingapore. One of the big Chinese
banking housee in Bingapore failed for
about S 15,00(1 ,01)0, and carried ' down
with it a great many other concerns. It
will probably bo several years before
the rubber plantations again- reach the
tame status of prosperity as before the
boom. .' " '
Waterhonse said that the manage
ment of Taojongola and Pahang had
beea getting more for their money thaa
the majority of the rubber concerns ia
tbe Malay Peninsula. They are now in
pretty good, shape and are going to
keep right on caring for .' their full
acreage and increasing (heir tappings.
'. He said he went over to Sumatra, vis
ited some of the famous tobacco plan
tations along the east coast and in
siiected a number of big rubber planta
tions. Amoog others he visited the
General Bubber Company 's'Hantation
which ia a subsidiary company owned
by the V, 8, Kubber Company. The
rubber trust now has 35,000 acres plant
ed in rubber to Sumatra and is plant
ing another 13,000 acres, : '
. lias Faith In Rubber Industry. ' ".
The inaanger of tbe General Bubber
Company, Mr. Davis, told Mr. Water-
bouse thrt he thinks that the rubber
industry offers one of ths best opportun
ities In tropical agriculture today. La
bor conditions are better , in Bumatra
thaa in the Malay Peninsula, 'but the
yields are better at Pahang had Tan
jongala than they are anywhere in, Su
matra. .. This, Waterhouse said,-is due
not so mueh to the beter natural eont
ditiona as to tbe .systematizing of the
work.- iv - .i : ' ' - -.v.?. ,. .' .
,,4We have borrowed a good many
ideas from the Hawaiian Bugar Plant
ers,' he said. ' - ,
L. B. Macl'bail, manager of the 'Wa
terhouse Cosipany'a Hiugaporo branch
office, is now in Honolulu, . ; ;.
The tappings of Pshsng for the first
three- months of 1914 were .40,000
pounds, compared with 83,700 jpounds
in the same montha last year. , Tan jon
gala showa 45,000 pounds this year as
againsT27,800 pounds last. Mr. Water
house said that both plantations . will
show better yields every year from now
on. I . v -', - . . ..
He ia I d he was very glad to get back'
to Honolulu. The tropical climate at
Singapore ia very trying and the coun
try is full of malaria. ' Pahang lies
euly about three degrees north of the
Fquator and is only 200 feet above sea
levef. The. average elevation of Tan
jongola ia only about ten feet above
high tide and it is nearer the equator.
GUL WILL OPEN NEXT V
MARCH, SAYS RDU5EVELT
WASHINGTON April J 7. (Associ-
by Federal Wireles)r
Koosevelt, assistant secre
tary of the navy, who is visiting here,
spca'.uug unomciaiiy ycsiorday, stated
thst the Panama Canal will bs opened
to commerce in March, 1115. He alsa
atated that President Wilson will leav'
immediately after the adjournment of
congress on ' March 4 for Panama to
attend the opening of the great water-
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EXEUPTIQN WAS NOT ;
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. WASHINGTtfN, April IT, r- (Aso,
Ciated Preiw by Federal . Wireless)
Joseph 'boJite, ambassador,' t's Great
Parttaia-Iui'iug the time' pi. the.egolu
tious of ths' H jy-l'auiu-efote inmtf.
ststed yesterday tout he believes that
the correspondence of the United States
government with the British govern
ment at that time precludes the idea
thst American 'coastwise shipping was
to be exempted from, the' payment ot
tolls for passing through tbe Panama
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( huate further stated that when for
mer President William- H. Ta't signed
the Panama Canal Act containing the
exemption clause that he thought by so
doing be wss granting a subsidy to
American coastwise shipping and be
lieves that nnlesa congress reverses it
self that the United Htates will have
to subn.it the question to arbitration.
Throng Speeds Bridal Couple
Parkers Leave on Honeymoon
Mr. "'and Mrs. Sara Parker Jr., well-known Honolulu bridal,
couple, on deck of steamer Manchuria shortly before depar-(
ture on their honeymoon trip to San .Francisco . yesterday
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Looking for all tbe world lik a big
school boy, and as Jiappy witlial, 8am
Parker Jr.. and his charming bride were
at the pier, shortly before ten 'clock
yesterday morning to take passage on
the steamer Manchuria on their honey
moon , trip to California.. The .Wide,
formerly Mrs. Marie K. King, charm
ingly attired Iq a neat fitting traveling
suit, blushingly received the congratu
lations of the large number of friends
Search for Missing :
i by Scouting Party
Llentsnant Crockett Traces Pri
vate Walker to Pocket Which
- - i j . jj inaccessible.
All hope of recovering the body of
Private William V. Parker of the 75th
Cempany, C. A. V., who wos lost in the
Koolau mountains- more than two
weeks ago, was Riven up ' yesterday
morning by tJeut. Cary I. f'rockett,
who is in command of the searching
lrty. . Crockett has exhausted every
effort to. locate the missing man 'and
considers that further search would be
futile l,MHiUlBn Crorkett aat Iiei-
tenant FUis f the Coast Artillery
Corps deserve much credit for the man
ner in which they have conducted the
suarch and hove been complimented on
their efforts by their superior officers.
Following is the final report of Lieu
tenant Crockett which was tent to
Army headquarters by wireless yester
"We have followed the trail of the
two .os t mo dowa a series of pockets
on the' windwsrd of the' Koolau
-enge and found that both men went
over a precipice 800 teet In height. One
was injured, probably fatally, by the
fall over 0 ledge and later mished down
over the waterfall. The , other was
probably injured also by the fall but
attempted to aid his companion to
make a splint, etc., and then left him
to seek an outlet below. , '
"After climbing down into a third
pocket, he was unable to - return and
continued on down to a fourth pocket
wnere ne . remained lor several aavs.
There Is no possible outlet from this
fonrtb pocket for an unassisted man
except on down into a fifth pocket aad
over the big waterfall. '
i"I think that the body has lodged
st the foot of the big, drop In a pocket
300 feet from the bottom which is in
accessible. I consider further' search
useless and will bring my detachment
in today,- All well. ; ' ,
WHITE HIT DEFEATED;
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PEKIKO, China- April 16. (Asso
ciated Press Cable) White Wolf and
bie gang of . brigands, '-who have ter
rorixed 1 the countryside" for several
months past, nave suffered a severe
defeat at the. hands of the regular sol
diers, during which several hundred of
tbe brigands and a number of regulars
were slain. It is believed that fhe ter
rible beating given to White Wolf and
his men will lead to -the disbanding of
fbe brigands snd the. rapture of their
chief before long. .
and well wishers who were present' to
see them depart, '
, . The newly married pair were cov
ered in luis, hasty tributes of friends,
who until yesterday morning had but
little knowledge that the couple even
, Mr. and Mrs. Parker took an expert
chauffeur with them. It is their plsa
to pass several weeks touring In their
automobile through California before
settling down in ban Francisco. It is
prtfbable they wilt make the Coast me
tropolis their permanent home.
Colored Troops . Must , Behave
Themselves or Be Subjected to
Most Severe Discipline, Declares
General Carter May Confine
All Men at Barracks.
Prisoner Helped : j j
; ' ; to Make Elscape
Officer and Private of Guard Are
Placed Under Arrest Notorious
Highwaymen Allowed to Get .
Away Automobile and Sentry
Shots Play Part. V,h.-;.:
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Ronolttlans may b assured that
In future they will not be annoyed
by misconduct of ths colored sol-
- diers of ths Twenty-fifth Inf an- , '
try. ' '
X have received many ' com-
plaints about the colored troops,
and am determined that crimes
and annoyances which they have
perpetrated and of which they
have been accused must com to
a atop. s
As a first meaauro I shall ardor
an I11 creased provost guard. If '
necessary, X shall order all ths 41
men of the Twenty-fifth confined ,
to their barracks and not allow
them to come to ths city. . .
The old men of ths regiment art .'
not to blame. All the trouble haa
been caused by the new recruits.
They came hero without the first
knowledge of discipline and If wW
-must teach them discipline we will. .-
Maj. Uen. William II. Carter. - '
The, af-ove statement -was made,' by "
Maj.-(ien. William II. " Carter,' , Com
mander of the ilawailun Department, , v
yesterday in s diseussiou of the numer- -ous
crimes in the last .few weeks chkrg
ud to coloredytroops of the Twenty-fifth
regiment..' '. ' '
The general iasuod his ultimatum with
set jaw and unlws tue colored troops .
'o on thuir good behavior they will
undoubtedly be set down Tor as strict
a disciplinary ordual aa haa ever been
niposed In the United Mtates army and
;nay go so far as tbo taking of arms
away from the men.
The decision of Cleneral Carter to de
mand discipline and behavior from the
tolored troops came asa result of the
em-ape from, jail at Fort Castuer early
enter day morning of Herman Lewis, a
private in Company K of that regiment, .
who was being held iu custody on sev
eral charges of highway robbery and on
the further charge or having previously
broken Jail at Hrhoficld Kar racks and '
committing 'further highway - holdup
rrimea while he was at liberty prior to
bis recapture. . lie fore his escape' yes
terday morning he, faced a maximum
sentence of eighty years, iu a military
prison. . V, ,s. . , i .,, . .
v Assisted to Escapo."-"-J "''''
Military ' officers do not deny thst
Lewis was allowed to escape from-the
rort (..astner prison' through the con
nivance of fellow colored soldiers, . ..
According to ollicers st Suhofleld
Lewis went to the door of his prison
at 1:30 o'clock yesterday morning and ;
asked to be' allowed to go to aa out.
bouse. This was permitted by Corporal
louug of tne guard, colored, member ,
of Company M. Lewis was shackled
but later when Voting weut to the out
house Lewi was gone. He sores d the .
alarm, but no trace of Lewis could bo
Ahout this same time sn automobile ,
dashed ' along tbe road through the
military reservation. A sentry called
on too machine to stop and. fired three
shots In the air, but the car only went
the faster. Further down tbe road the
machine was stopped by Private Case,
alio colored, who reported that Lewis '
waa not in the. ear. lie allowed tbe
machine to proceed withont taking
names or number.- Young and Casa
were both placed under arrest yester
, Investigation Ii Ordered.
Offirera at Hchoflebl ' have been - in-:
strurti'd by General .Carter te make a '
thorough investigation of the escape
aad further arrests of rolorsd troops
who sre bclinved to be iuilicated iu
the escape of liwis are expected. .
Though a Urge force of soldiers and
police were on the lookout for , Lewis,
no trace , of him had been found at
midnight, though he is believed to bo
In Honolulu. '.' ' . : '
In all his crimes Lewis has shown '
himself to be desperutet and after his .
last escape terrorized several hack
drivers aad a group of six soldiers 'with : '
a fake pistol made from a tin can. Ho
klso fought desperately with the police- .
man who arrested him and attempted
with might and mailt i reach tbe re
volver of the arresting oter. ,.