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From 8. F.t
Lurliue, March 11
For S. F.x
Sierra, March 8.
Zeal and i&, Mar. 26
Marama, Mar. 25
ly i Ik ly Edition
Evening Bulletin. Est. 1882, No. !i48S.
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XX. No. 6:29. 1
20 I'A(iKS HONOLULU, TEHIIITOHY OF HAWAII. SATI'IJOAV, MAKCII S. UM:i.- JO IASKS-
nucn fivk CKNxa
GETS REPORT' ON MSUSE. OF
Hold-over Senate Committee Sbnits Details of Looting of the
Treasury to Upper House T
era! Preparing to Take Act
ness and Falsification of Pdlitf Accounts Revealed
M , Senate hold-over committee repos
$B ( before Its special report, containing faults of expert investigation of
w Hawaii -county nnanciai an airs.
Report shows warrants for ; $71,6035 drawn without authorization .X
s: Morning Attorney-gen-
rvAmazing Story of Loose-
FACTS ABOUT HAWAII ClINTY FUND-JUGGLING.
to senate this morning laying
in the year 1907 lo 1912 inclusive.
County Auditor Magulre signs s.n confession Qt illegal drawing
of warrants and illegal use of cotjtv funds. -
Juggling of county books apparecy covers wide range,' Including
advance on salaries, falsification ! fey-rolls, both for road depart
M 'ment and for police, issuance of watnts for thousands of dollars
'X without authorization by supervisor etc;
Report submitted by hold-over cdmlttee points out faulty system
of accounting. ' . . , aI " ' ... .-j-
Senate receives and adopts re pi and orders It printed, and
sends it to attorney-general for actfc. . ; ; . .i
Attorney-General Thayer annoufc intention to take up case-at
g k s'H s s 8 a 8 55 .8 x s s s ft anrt z x shiiskisikss.
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. Threatened flmncial ; scandal ofitnselyi listening to the statements 0
buge proportions, hanging over Ha-' ie committer. . i : ; . r v
i.aH rnilntr for msnv monthii. van dla-' Whi thp rpadine was over Senator
closed this xnorning to the territorial
senate . when 'the ' senate's holdover
comrnltUo handed In. a report on ihe
affairs of the' Big Island governmeut,
Auditor Charles K; Maguira Is held
responsible for . tha illegal, use ; of
mmtr; wsrran's totaling -more than
$71,000. : Furthermore, the tonnnlt-4"in
.tee's report polntjo a lootine of too
county treuFnry ihat may rtivolve o'.h
( ers bcsTj:tagire' ktfll hal Trouj:Ul
nTxlritusniTion several Hawaii county"
ittMals slrei'dv. ; i s
That th bold and successful efforts
of the auditor to misuse ronnty funis
muld gd on for vers , without detec-
tlon bv others of the. county govern
ment Ii scarify .credibte to the s-nv
' lors this morning heard tbt
startling report of. the senate commit"
: tee. . r - - r.--.
Jdd moved its adop'ion, which was
Mckly seroni'Ml and passed.: ;
iSejiatbr Judd stated that he regret
rd the necrssUy of making such a re
rt. and th . fce realized in ' adont-
z jt tnat the matter must go to tne
ODUhg AM -report, - re said.
rou approve the.rwjoramendtioni of
e conamittee. vrhich-,ara. .that the
atter be placed before the attorney
neral : I regret - this Is nerpssart.
the- report Itr.elf speaks lor it3
fccessityJ' ' , ; :" ' ,i ' ;
S?nator Makekau moved that the
port be prin'ed, and that the mem
srs of the senate be supplied . with a
py. The1 motion carried,
econd Report Monday.
It was announced by Senator irfd
tfore adlournmenlthat a second re-
The rommitiee consists of Senator isrt will De presented Monday, which
A, F.' Judd, chairman. Scpton, Cecil ; 6aid to be in the nature of a sup-
Brown and Senator Philip Pali. This
rommittee some weeks aero employed
the Audit Company of Hawaii to in.
v8tigate the affairs. of the ro-:nty t
Hawaii, and the report of the audilj
company forms the buIX of the sensi
tionsl documentary evidence submit
led this morning. . -
For months a cloud has been h ant
ing over, Hawaii countv financial af
fairs and methodf. For years th
looseness of tne county officials in
h a ndHng finances has been a source
of rornment over the territory.
The Hilo Boird of Trade finally em
ployed H. Goodine: Field, the expert
arcnuntant. to make n Inveptiatioli
of the county me,thods and finances.
Field's work uncovered the Rufus Ly
man shortage,, the license commission
er being sent to prison as a result of
con vision for embezzlement. f
. Field's report showe! looseness an1
PiiFmnagement vtendinr bevod the
Lyman case. Th senate bold-over
committee, under a,uthoritv of lerlsH
tlve action; took the matter up where
the Board of -Trade hnd to. drop it,
and Chairman Judd and the commits
tee members bearnn their' eteniv
arid important work of Investigation;
called in the Audit Company of H
,ement to the'one introduced today.
wall ss erperts and by this action pot-i tne COunties
The report In full Is as follows:
EPORT 1911 SENATE HOLD OVER
COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND
MEANS ON COUNTY OF HAWAII.
on.' Eric A. Knudsen,
President, of the Senate. , .
Sir: The. hold over committee on
ays and means of the senate of 1911,
pointed under a resolution' appear
g on page 805 of the Senate Journal
! that session, received a communi
ition from the audit committee of
e Hilo board of trade consisting of
essrs. Nichols, Filler and Deyo, un
it date of October 25, 1912, the or
Inal of which with its exhibits Is
tached hereto and marked Exhibit
This communication asked he aid
! the committee to effect an audit of
ie books of the county of Hawaii,
he committee felt, Jn view of the
Btements made in the exhibits at
iched in this letter, that the situa
Dn in th county of Hawaii'appeared
i come within the Jurisdiction of the
mmitteeas laid down in the reso
tion above referred to, as It related
i the "expenditure of appropriations
r the use and maintenance" of one
he wheels in motion that retulted iu
the expose today.
The first inkling of tbe sensational
report came yesterday when Senator
Judd moved that the anite convene
at 9 o'clock so that a financial report
prepared yby the "holdover commit
tee' of the senate might be heard.
Though he made no statement to
disclose Its senrational niture. It be
came rumored about the senate that
The committee thereupon transmit
Id to the clerk of the county of Ha-
ail, under date of November 11,
f 12, a copy of the letter of the audit
mmittee of the Hilo board of trade
Ith its exhibits." A copy of this let
tr Is hereto attached and marked
jUnder date of December 6 the com
Sttee received from the clerk of the
tunty of Hawaii a letter transmitting
PROMINENT FIGURES IN HAWAII
FIRST FOUND FUNDS MISUSED
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s4ndltor Hhsrles K. 3Iagn!re, of Hawaii coonly, who ronfesses to1 ille-
fMll drawing warrants end using 'them. In other tiinn conntr; business f6r
the Inst three years. -
THAYER TO ACT
' "Though I will be somewhat de' ayed.by the fact that the senate has
referred the holdover committee's n port to the printer and placed no copy
of it In-my hands, I am preparing o begin work on the Hawaii county
scandal at the earliest possible mon $ny declared Attorney General W. W.
Thayer at noon- today.. . ' V'
"I understood that the senate I y resolution, has referred the entire
affair to my department. About t' o only data on my desk at present Is
the original confession of County jiditor Magulre It will hardly be ne
cessary ) to begin making arrests im ii.vwttei, me general situation and
outcome has been knowrffor some time, to the men actively interested in
this matter and we probably will be able to locate them without difficulty
when the proper time comes. -
v The criminal Investigation shall, be directly under my supervision.
Whether I personally will attend to the details has not been determined.
"Because of its wide scope the inquiry undoubtedly will keep at least
one man from this office busy for the next three or four months. I have
been given, to understand 'it involves practically every department of the
Hawaii county government. Further than already related, our program of
procedure has not been outlined as yet."
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Second Trial of Noted Dyna
mite Case Attorney Results
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- (Associated Press Cable)
tOS ANGELES. CaL. March 8.
Aftec deliberating 33 hours, the jury
in the second trial of Clarence Dar
row. the attorney charaed with brib-
cry in connection with the definse of
the Times dynamters, was unable to .
agree. -, -. ;
; Onlv fouriof "the iurors were for .
conviction. It is reported, tne remain
ing eight urging his acquets' The
attorneys ftr Darrow moveU uie. court
for an immediate retrial, wnich It Is.
believed witl be granted. The worry
over the two trials, wh'ch nss made .
Darrow . an old man . wltnrn a year,
showed never so plainly as, while he
waited for the jury to. report.. 4 , . '
MARINES KILLED A
A.T U. S. LEGATION ...
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MANAGUA, Nicaraaua, Warcn 3. 'f
In " a scatter'ng . fight . around the .
Amerlun Uoitron tadavJ which 4atted
meal trie nciv pi.iw cshm
jured, . Inciudln 'Captain tEdward ' A. ; 1
Green, commandipg . the mariner de-,
tachment' bf the- legation guard. . 4'.--
AMERICAN -rINE. MANAGER',
. -WOUNDED IN MISSION
- Sheriff Sam Pua, head of the police department. - According to the re.
IMrt of the experts JIaguIre jn?t?Ied w ftla the f nnds nnder the heading of
Mray of Policed ' "
To Shaffer. Officers
General Macomb and Major C onklin Visit Post That Is to Be
Oahu's Main Garrison and Describe Strategic Plans The
First HawaFan. Brigade Colonial Organization
it would reveal many important and report of the finance committee of
uniteiiBl ftTlf11f innfl ' i 1 1 . 1 m
tie outgoing Luara 01 Buperisors 01
Several of the senators were to be
f een this morning before the conven
ing of the body in earnest discussion.
But it was not until after the" routine
business of the dy had been dk posed
of that the specific nature of .the 're
Iort became known.
Chairman Judd rose from his seat
wben President Knusden called for re
ports from committees. With hardlv
r word of introduction he submitted
the report, asking that It tie read by
It was not until the middle of th
report had been reached that the sen
ators fully realised the enormity of
the shortage. Every tenator sat in-
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The largest stock In the city to se
left from, , !
H. HENDRICKS, LTD. ; ?
e county of Hawaii to the effect
at lack of funds prevented the
unty of Hawaii undertaking the
adit of the county's books, express
g a willingness to have the books
idited by this committee, and assur
ig the committee of the co-operation
the board of supervisors. A copy
this communication is attached
'reto and marked Exhibit "C."
bdit Company Engaged. j
The committee thereupon engaged j
le Audit tompany of Hawaii, Lim-
rd, to make the audit. A copv of
e letter of instructions to the Audit
pmpany of Hawaii Is hereto at-
ched and marked Exhibit "D." The
bard of supervisors of the county of
lawaii were' immediately notified on
knuary 4, 1913, of the action taken
the committee and a copy of the
bove letter of instructions furnished
(Continued on Page 7)
When a pretty widow peelna to
kind baby talk to a bachelor he might
'Adding a number of details to the
story published in the Star-Bulletin
of December 16 last, to the effect
that the general plan of the Macomb
defense board provided, for the main
strength or Oanu s mobile garrison in
the vicinity of Shatter, instead of at
Schofleld. barracks, a synopsis of the
discussion on the subject by the
house military committee has been
Lccally tnere have been important
developments in the army situation.
On the theory tbat Shatter is the
real key to the defensive .scheme, the
full history an1 dtails of the military
policy hero was yesterday explained
to the officers of the Second Infan
try, stationed at that post.
It is now d?tinltely known that the
regiments forming the First Hawaiian
Brigade the First, Second and
Twenty-fifth Infantry will form a
colonial garrison, to remain perma
nently on Oahu. : Officers and men
will , come and go as their tropical
tours are completed, but the organiza
tions will remain, on the same plan
as the Philippine army, is now main
tained, uno colored regiment, then, is
a permanencv on Oahu.
Officers Hear i'htn.
Yesterday afternoon General Ma
comb, accompanied by his chief of
staff. Major Conklin;'. department ad
jutant. Lieut. -Col. Campbell.- and aide.
Lieut. Andrews, visited Fort Shatter,
where Col. French and all the officers
of the Second Infantry were gathered
to listen to a talk on the plans for de
fending the island.
After a few- introductory remarks
by the department commander, Major
Conklin took up the thread, and for
almost an hour spoke on the defense
plans. He gave an outline of the his
tory of Oahu's naval and military oc
cupation, and the gradual develop
ment of Pearl Harbor and the plans
for guarding it from capture. The
various strategic boards that had for-,
mulated plans and located fortifica
tions were spoken of by Major Conk
lin, who ended by giving a full and
comprehensive explanation of the
latest and most complete plan for
fortifying, garrisoning and defending
This recture pointed the importance
of a strong garrison at Shafter, and
the need for having the officers sta
tioned there thoroughly conversant
with the plans. Next Tuesday after
noon General Macomb himself will
take up another phase of the military
situation here, before the same audi
ence, and at the same place, the club
assembly room in the headquarters
More Big Guns.
In the secret session before the house
committee, above referreu To. tlie sec
retary of war. accompanied by the
chief of staff of the army and several
j other officers of high rank, explained
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CONFESSION" MADE S
Auditor Magnlre's confession Is
contained In n statement includ- X
cd in tJe Andlt t'oninany's .re-
& rort. After glilng a long list of .
a warrants, Magnirc swears a.s foI-.-S
X. lows: .. , . ,: S?
The list of warrants on this K
and the preceding page constl S
tnte3 '. the warrants illegally 5
drawn and used by me for pnr- M
X poses other than, county bnslncss K
duriug the years 1919, A9lh and
a 1912. X
A (Sgd.) C. K. MAGUIRE. -
Snbscrlhrd and sworn to be-
a fore me this 11th dsv of Fehrn-
a rr, 1913. '
a (Sgd.) R. T. FORREST,
a Notary rublic, Fourth Jndlclal a
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II. flooding Field, the chic expert
who Is largely responsible for the ex
pose in the affairs of the county of
to the com mi tee in detail the'plan for
''making Oahu impregnable." formn
' lated by the ( Macomb board, which
(convened here July 31 last. In addi
tion to placing The main strength of
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a ; II, V.' Patten of the First Bank
a of Hilo was in Honolulu today
a and learned through the Star-
a Bulletin of the manner in which
a the bank is involved in the re-
a port of the . Audit company of
a Hawaii. Cashier Patten declined,
a however, to comment on the re-
a port or to volunteer any state-
a ment "As I stated in my letters,
a consider the matter one of con-
a fidence between the bank and its
a clients, and I cannot talk of it,"
a he said.
a a a
g.irrison at Sbafter. additional s
; mortar and gun batteries for Diamond
'.Head, an-1 heavy batteries for Anua
'Point. Pearl Harbor, are. recom
I A total of $v732.r.t3.S7 is to be
spent for housing the troops at Scho
field Barracks. Fort Shafter. Fort Ka
nehanielia. Fort Armstrong. Fort de
Hussy and Fori lluger. Jn this vast
estimate is included $193,000 for a
I general supply depot at Shafter.
SAN -FRANCISCO. Mar, 8. Beets:
88 analysis. 0s lld. Parity, 4.09c.
Previous quotation, s 1 T 1 ad.
The United States army transport
Thomas will be delayed in departure
from San Francisco. The local
quartermaster department has been
advised that the -troopship defined
for Manila by the way of Guam will
not arrive at Honolulu before March
22d. ; :;:;: -',- -.:-':...
(Special Cable to the N'ippu Jiji.)
YOKOHAMA, Japan, ?March 8. A
disastrous fire occurred here yester
day morning in which moTe than five
hundred houses were destroyed before
it was finally gotten under control.
The blaze first started from a house
on Fukutomi street at four o'clock in
the morning and had rapidly spread
to the surrounding buildings before
the fire-fighters arrived on the scene,
heading toward the business section of
TOKIO, March 8 Following the re
port of a fire at Yokohama which
reached the capitol this morning, To
kio experienced a similar disaster
when a portion of the city, the dis
trict of Fukagawa. was swept by a
fire in w hich more than three hun
dred buildings were destroyed. This
is the second fire which has happen
ed here within a month, and the peo
ple are living in constant fear of an
(Associated Pre:a Cable.) ; . .'
DOUGLAS, Ariz March 8 A strong,
body of the Maderistas attacked the .
Huertista garrison at "Nacoxarl today.
The members of the carrlson put up
a stubborn resistance, and when ex-,
tended hostiltles, with onequent loss
of life and damage to propsrtyseem-,
ed Imminent, an American mine man- ,
ger attempted mediation.. ', He was
wounded before his peaceful mission
became known. ;
HUERTA CLAIMS MADER0
IPrclal ar-Bulletin CaHeJ
': MEXICO CITY, Mex., Mar. 8
Cen. Huerta Is considering the publl- .;
cation ,. of .some alleged Madero cor-
respendence to show that the late '
president; was making efforts to ex
cite antl-Amerlcaniim, hoping for In-V'
tervention. : .
. (Associated Press Cable)
WASHINGTON, D. C. Mar. 8.
There are to be no unifonned aides
except at state functions. This was
the order issued today by President
Wilson, who seems determined to do
away with, much of the social red tape
which has heretofore attended affairs
at the White House.
FRIEDM ANN'S CURE.TO .
BE TESTED BY U. S.
lSpeci;il Star-B'illetin CaMI
WASHINGTON. D. C Fa. 8.
Surgeon-General Rupert Blue has de
tailed two doctors of the U. S. public
health service, to test vaccine treat
ment for tuberculosis, brought to this
country by Dr. F. F. Frledmann of
Berliri ... -
M'CANDLESS TO LANE
IFpecial Ftar-Bulllin '4iWel
WASHINGTON, D. C Mar. 8.
John H. Wilson, Democratic national
committeeman" from Hiwaif, who is
here, has called on Secretary cf the
Interior Lane to suggest the name .of
L. L. McCandless for governor of Hawaii-;
Secretary Lane is considering
BRITISH BOARD TO -GUARD
Srx-ciai Star-Bullct'ln Cablel . .
DUNDEE, Scotland, Mar. 8. The
whaler Scotia today, equipped with
wireless, sailed to patrol the steam
ship and sailing routes endangered by
ice. The trip is financed by the Brit
ish board of trade. .
0LNEY IS OFFERED '
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Associated Pres Cable
WASHINGTON, D. C Mar. 8.
President Wilson today tendered the
ambassadorship of Great Britain to
Richard Olney, a former secretary of
state. It is believed here that he will
accept. Mr. Olney has" been . prom
inent in Democratic afafira for many
years. He was. In addition to being
secretary of state, the attoraey-gerv
ral of the United State -