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VOL. VII., NO. 5
HONOLULU," HAWAII ' TERRITORY, TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 1914. SEMI WEEKLY.
' . WHOLE mtflF3T
HOT I LOSE
United States Supreme Court Re
fuses to Grant Injunction Asked
By Louisiana Planters Who
sought to Save Menaced Amer
ican Industry From Complete
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Commerce Court y
' Also is Reversed
Court Holds That Interstate Com
mission Can Make Zone Rates
"Poverty . Bow" Held Valid;
Railroad Employes and Families
: Must Assume Risk. ' .
WASHINGTON, June 23.
(Associated Press.' by Federal
preme Court in a decision handed
down yesterday refused to grant
an injunction restraining the
treasury department from grant
ing Cuban sugar a twenty per cent
differential as provided under the
Cuban treaty, in addition to the'
reduction in rates provided under
ine new tarirr.
Application, for an injunction
vai mnrlft ' tn thp" Snnpm -fVinrr
OVVCI Ol Wt'CHR BgU.UU Ut'iUlll Ot Hie
Uear - Dlanters of Louisiana.
though both, beet , and cane "grow
ers throughout the United States
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were vuany inieresiea in tne out
come of the decision. . : V
Can Make Zone Rates.
! . Another important decision of
the United States Supreme Court
fill TlHrwl ilnurn vodtaiidav ivna iliaf
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iiustaining the Interstate Com
merce Commission in the inter
mountain rate cases. The supreme
court reverses the decision of ttfie
defunct commerce court appointed
by President Taft, and . sustains
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sion's right to make zone rates in-
bichu vi cuiiiuuiiK -lis uecisions lo
individual cases. . ' '
. iiiih mi m ir iihh an lmnnrtant
bearing on the proposed live per
cent increase in railroad rates
which tiav li(ifn uWol fnr iwt fif
ty-two lines iu the United States.
Opponents to the granting of this
increase havo argued that the In
terstate ; Commerce Commission
lias no authority to grant blanket
increases. : v. ; ", ' .
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, . The Supremo Court also re-
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icnwu me ufcisiuii ui iuc rjigiiui
.'United States Court of Appeals,
which held that the vows of pov
erty oi uatnouc oruers were voiu
because tliey are agaljUst. public
'policy. '::-'-:' ' -:' .' --. v
It also was held bv the' court
that railroads are not liable for
dama&res in the. event of iniurv to
interstate employes ot the rail
roads or members of their families
,wuu rius oh uttHHfH wuicu coniam
the stipulation that the passenger
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aHsumes au risK oi accutuoth ' .. i
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RAILROADS WIN TITLE
WASIIINCITOV. June 27. (AbhocM
ed prH by FederHl WireleBuj-r-Tb"
l'nitnd Htate Huprenie Court toilay af
firmed ttia claim of owinrxhiu of the
railrond to $T(K).0U0,0(H1 worth of oil
land. , .' , ' ( . - -
- A largs number of oil rompaniei and
oiratorH ' i"1 ifTm ti bv : thin rulin"
nd BDnroxlmatelr 8.0U0.0OA acrsa of
oil-btiarinir lumlin involved..!. '.'
A further rulina by the aiipretiie
court holda that all iia-linna ni in .
the operation of the oil field ahall be
under the jiiriadlction pf the intnratato
fommeree eommUaion and amenable to
the rule and regulation! pf that body.
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KMPRF.Sa TiTVF W
A V ft T AV VHAVIW
' QUKHEO, June to I imuu almi r- -
; bv Federal Wlreleaa) Operation sof tb
divert aeekiiiv the- recovery of bodiet
from ih aniikMfi liimr Kinftroaa tt lr.
lend bare been diaeontlni'ed on aeco'int
of the danger attending the work. One
driver lout hit lit'a.
: " , Scenes and Actor in ' Stirring Mexican WariDramaV v '
I'ppcr Sfcnpn Btio-winff former Federal strongholds in Mexico and from where the Constitutionalists hope to perfect plans for
; final dash to City of Mexico., Lower General Joaquin Telle, iri; command of IluerU-forces at Mazatlan, who. is reported to have
brought temporary end to.siffce of that city.' ..J" ;.' ' ; ;:.:.J' ; ; .-.v.-: : ' & ,j, V
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!; 1 ffltUB BE FIHAL BASE
General Telleg of Huerta Forces
tWitk B'rinpVrTem'po:- (
rary End to Attack'.
MAZATLAN, Mexico, June 23.'
(By Federal Wlroleaa) t'onditiona here
wote. more hopeful yeaterday than at
any time for months, following the giv
ing out of the nova that the 'rebel
force aurrounding Mazatlan. on three
tide will not preaa their aiege for the
lime being at leant, and pending a de
finite reult of, the mediation confer
ence.. '. . ,; ',
. '1 hough communication with the out
aide world haa been maintained by wa
ter, buMinesa in Maxatlun haa been at
a BtandHtill for months. The temporary
lull In the aiege, it i believed, has
been brought about by General Joaquin
Tctllcz, the commander of the Huerta
iorcea, who haa defended the .city from
the beginning of the attack. He com
municated with the rebel forces, point
ing out tb prospects for a settlement
of the war and recommending that fur
ther attach on Maxatlan be stopped
pending the result of Ve mediation eon-1
ference. . ?' . .
ALLEGED FUGITIVE i
ESCAPES WITH KEEPER
- YOKOHAMO, Japan, June S.-The
Kagaiho police arrested on Monday an
American, wl o is charged with a serious
crime lu Hawaii. He made his escape
to fchaiihei and the Hawaiian author
ities sent detective to Shanghai, to
Arrest him. The avcuued. it is said,
bribed the detective, and tne Pair came
together to Yokohama a few days ago.
It was reported the accused will be
handed to the United cHatea authorities
as soon as the warrant of arrest is
received from America, r . .
Bo far as could be learned yesterday
nothing la knosm in Honolulu io ' re
gard to this "serious crime in Hawaii."
Ihere is no record here of any officer
being sent to Hhangbai, (,'hina, to arrest
the alleged American fugitive from
Justice. -''. ' ' ;
. The local territorial authorities are
very much In the (lurk in regard to
this particular ; case and it : was con
fidently stated yeHtenlay that no ex
tradition papers had been prepared for
any ous from the Orient. ....
WARSHIPS TO GREECE
WA8HIX0TON, June 3H. (Associ
ated Ptsss by Federul Wireless) Prosl
dent Wilson yesterday told inquirers
that he is suitporting the provision io
the Naval Bill to sell the warships Mis
sissippi and Idaho to Cieece. lie bat
been assured, he said, that the battle
ships will not b used by (Jreeee In, any
Carranxa v Hopes to Mass Rebel
STroopa-to Mafc Onslaught on-'
8ALTILI.0,: Mexico," June 23. (By
federal wireless) Keeelpt or news
that representatives of' the (yuntita
tioualmte and those of Huerta via to
confer at Niagara Falls received here
last night haa ' not resulted in any
change in the activity of Oenml I'm
ranr.a and hi aidea In preparing tor
the flnal advance of the rebel 1 army
toward the City, pf Mexico. . -
In the event of Carranx and Villi
adjusting their differences the differ
ent rebel force ..converging' in, this
section of Mexico are to be mussed id
preparation for the final match toward
the Mexican capital.
FLOODS IN KWANTUKG
HONGKONG,- June 23.-(Asso-
ciated frcss by Federal Wireless)
Extensive areas of Kwantung
Province are inundated, the re
0 suit of the flooding of the West
river. Property to the value of
five million dollars - already haa
boon destroyed, '. Many natives
have teen drowned.
GOES STEADILY ON
A coiubiued meeting of the Progress
ives of the niutb, eleventh and twelfth
preciui-t club of the fifth district, will
be held tonight at Palaina- (settlement
Kt half-past seven for tn purpose of
discussing the plunks iu the platform
of the ProgreHsiv party recently cub
mitted to the precinct club for thei
j Kawsiha Club. '
At a meeting of the Progressives of
the twelfth precinct of the secoud dis
trict, Kawaihae, Hawaii, the following
officers were elected: President, Oliver
Laaii; secretary, Willie K. Davis; treas
tirer, Thompson Kauoa. The meeting
was addressed by tleorge H. ( arter, U
Kalauokalani, Hr., and J. I'. Joseph,
who are touring the Island of Hawaii,
Work On Kauai.
At Kilauea, Kauai, the Progressives
Of the ninth precim-t of the sixth dis
trict organized a precinct club bv th
election of the following officers: Pre'
ident; Holouion I'lpikane; secretary
Walter Harvey Wood; treasurer, John
Kamola. Mr. Ueorge K. Kane of Ho
Dolulu addressed the mooting.
Ifl MEXICO GUY
President Huerta .Reads Message
to Lawmakers At Opening Of
r Extraordinary Session, c '
t tTY OF MEXKX); June 23. (Aaso-
iatrd Ir( ty Federal V. I e'eai) The
extraordinary aeraioo of congress eallel
Ky President IluerU roavened h: r thli
niornihK. ' frowident Huerti wag In at-
teidnnce, reading hii meraage in the
hauler of deputies.
The work of oriinoixing waa eom-
pleted yeHterday. It u . believed the
vrnaion will get down to active biml-
nefg today. The . war aituatlon and
i lan lor restor ng pea'e la Mexico w.U
rontitiite the mort Important q 'eitiona
to rf brought np at the aanioa.
TIME TO PLEAD
Judje Robinson Orerrules Accused
Attorney's Demurrer; Appeal
Taken to Supreme Court. ; ,
A bill of exceptions to the rulings of
Judge William J, Bobinson, in th ae
of the Territory against Jeff MH'arn,
charged with assault - with a ; deadly
weapon, waa filed yesterday ia the cir
cuit court clerk 'a office by Attorney A.
8. Humphrey, chief of rounsel for the
Cnited Btate district attorney.
It ia proposed to sarry t'a case to
the siiprem eourt for a final decision
on the ruling of the circuit judge. This
and the fart that McCarn was agala
given additional tim yesterday until
sext Saturday' to' plead to the charge
against him, eombine to keep the vase
going in the territorial court for aome
time and, possibly, until after the fed'
oral grand jury, which is now invent!
gating the Mel ara-MeP.ride row, haa
mail Report on the aunJecWs-' -
wuage Itoninsoa - yestenlay saoraing
overruled the demurrer filed to the Me
Cam indictment. . This was th third
motion denied since Saturday ia this
ase., . On motion of Attorney Humph
rey and against the objection Of Attor
ney Lorrin Andrews,. Judge Bobinson
yesterday granted further tim to Mr.
Hot am to plead to the serious ehargc
against him. Nine o'clock on (Saturday
morning of this week was the hour set
for the taking of the idea. '
The demurrer to the indictment was
argued yesterday before ' Judge Bobin
son by Attorney Clarence W. Ashford,
who spoke and quoted authorities at
considerable length. Attorney Andrew
opposed 'the granting of the. demurrer
and was successful in having Judge
Hobiuson rule that the indictment was
valid and proper, according te law.
Much argument was made oa the Ques
tion of whether, or not the revolver men-
tioned in the indictment waa on dan
rerona'to life. Judge Bobinson ruled
that it. was. , . . -
The array of legal talent tnlilted oa
Mr. McCarn' behalf -yeaterday oeeu
pied the lawyers' table la Judge Rob
inson's court room to the total etrlu
sion of Attorney Lorrin. Andrew, who
held forth- with a row of three chairs
placed to th Waikiki end of the room.
At th table sat Attorney Humphrey,
VJdings, Ashford and Llghtfoot. and the
defendant. Jeff McC'nru. There was no
room for Attorney Magoon who, bow
ever, occupied a corner chair - la th
jury box. When one of th McCarn at
torneys left bis chair one ror a ut
tie while, Attorney Clem KkQuIob kap
pened to drbp into the room, and he
pounced down upon the vacant seat. A
far as ran be learned, Attorney Quina
has not vet been entered of record as
one of MeCara'e lawyers.
Though numerically inferior In num.
bers, the Andrew' row was well occu
pied at time, for, beside Attorney An
flrews, Judge Arthur A, Wilder and
penutv City Attorney Arthur M. Brown
held forth to the Waikiki ead during
the morning. Heveral times Attorney
Andrews consulted with Judge' Wilder
-In th body of the eourt room were
number of prominent applicants for
federal and territorial positions, these
he'nt all from the local Bourbon body
politic. . ..... .
IILIIEZ SAFE IN
CITY OF MEXICO
iri Y or meah'u, June sa. rasso
ciated Press by Federal Wireless)
Uregorio Alc-srez,- Captain Bush Fili
pino servant, missing for inoi than aix
weeks, walked into the Brazilian Irga
tion here yesterday and announced him
He said that he left Vera Cru on
May tt to buy fruit, getting across the
Mexican lines, where he was arrested
a a spy. He wu tried before a Mex
ivaa court-martial and acquitted.
vile was released from custody on
June 9, and mad hi way to an Indian
village, where he remained until ha read
an oflicial newspaper account that au
official search was being made for bim
Alcarez tnon decided to make bit way
to here and refort, ,
American' Delegates ' Succeed In
' Arranging- For- Informal ; Con.
ference Between . Representa.'
tires of Huerta and Those of
Carransa ; May Result In Agree
ment On Peace Plan. f; v
MAO ABA FALIS. June 23.f Atwo-
elated Pre by Federal Wirel -sMflt '
is announced that representatives of
th two Mexican factions in the peaeo
negotiations of Mexico will soon ; be
brought together here in an. informal
conference, though distinct from Hi '.
mediation. . ' , i . ' - .
This new and encouraging situatloa
is th result of aa Invitation extended
to the Huerta representatives and thras
of Carranza by the American delega'es,
and anted by the rood otnees ot th
South American diplomat. Th .ar
rangement are yet embryonic, anil all
th details will not be known until the
plans are complete!. ' . , .
The mediators plan to confine their
consideration to International ques
tions, treating with the. Huerta repre
sentative and the American delegates .
on these points. The Huerta and Con
stitutionalist delegates are to .confer,
alone on internal questions.
The American will point out under
what condition recognition by ths
United Htate will be accorded.
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HUE OFFICE OF. '
('Ohosis'Vof the long departed ksve-hoeB-wrvuglit
ie tlW fortf -in 1b oUlce'
of the territorial secretary during the
past few days', according to Chief llerk
Henry P. O 'Sullivan, These reminder
of the dead one, prevalent in this le-
partment of the government of Hawaii
at thi time, have been in quest, ot
luch earthly dross as money. O 'Sulli
van tell th story: ,
On Jun SO next Tuesday the
time to pay off money still In the old
Chinese repatriation fund will la' ae, and
many Chinese are now coming forward
to claim the lata nee before the treas
ury door shut itself against thorn for-.
ever. . '
Under " the ' old . contract system.
which wa in vogue here under tho
monarchy, the provisional government
and th Bepullic of Hawaii, which gave
way in lsas to annexation ami the pres
ent Territory, a dollar and fifty cents
wa deducted monthly from each eon-
tract Chinese laborer's wages and
placed to bia credit to build up a fund
which, after the three years' eontraet
period, would be used in paying his
pnasage back to China. When the con
tract system died out, these tnonev
were ' refunded to thousands ' of Chi
nese, but many failed to come forward,
and a large number of special account
have remained' on our books unclaimed
all these years. Now that refunding
these sum will lapse forever throuuh
territorial legislative enactment, there
a rush for th quid pro quo. -
' In at least half a dor-en rases with
in a few days I am satisff?d that living
Chinamen have' railed here who pre
tender to be the originals of dead ones.
I feel as if ghosts have been haunting
the office. It does give one the chilis
to see a man show up and tell us that
he Is this. or. that man, and then to
discover, through looking over the rec
ords, that this or that man ha been
dead for ever so manv years.
"Of course, in such rases we cannot
act, for the legislature did not give us
the authority to pay money to ghosts.
am going to pasa nn nil this dsd
business to Secretary Thayer when he
return tomorrow from Maui.".
TAX LEAGUE PLANS
TO CLOSE CHARTER
The Tax Initialization League of Ha
waii will hold a meetinir in the niakai
pavilion of the Young Hotel next Frl- '
day evening at eight o'clock, at which
time the charter of the organization
will be closed. It ia anticipated that1
the attendance will he lame, as .about
100 persons have thus far signified '
their willingness to becotn ttiember
under the charter. It is' anticipated
that many others, deslriug . to have '
their names - enrolled on the charter,
will be in attendHnce Friday evening.
Charles H. Merrism will deliver. an
illustrated address on "'The Sumer
Kystem of Taxation" und H,. flooding
Field, will tell nf the necessity of a
systematic handling of municipal af
fairs, especially as they relate to tax
ation. Mr. Field will point out the
errors and Mr. Merrism, iu his' address,'
will endeavor to provide th remedy.
In the absence of President W. A.
Bryan, ' the vice . president, td Tovse
will occupy the chair.