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Niagara. Feb. 25.
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Evening Bulletin. Est. 12. No. .".7T".
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XXI. No. CSlo.
12 PAGES -HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, WUDXUSDAV. WAV 4. 1!H. 12 PAOE8
PRICE FIVE CENTS
RETRENCHMENT IN OTHER
DEPARTMENTS MAY SOLVE
PROBLEM OF GOOD ROADS
TO GUARD THE
TAKES ISSUE ON
1VH 1 N
lH l Edition:
MEN LOOK INTO
Question of Highways Discuss
ed From Every Angle by
Board of Supervisors
Larqe Sum Needed for the
Work Wolter Would Do
Roads iiow to build them, where
1o fret the money, what can be done
with them under the direct frontage
tax, what policy can be established by
the board In Improving roads r.nder
the statute were points discussed at
length last night at the meetii s of the
Suggestions for the radicu over
hauling of the different departments.
In the Spirit of economy, were made
and agreed to, and Supervisor Wolter
even suggested that the city fainers
pay over their official salaries to the
municipality for the benefit foi the
It was the burnning problem Ci
roads that occupied the supervisors
from the beginning to the end of the
meeting. Time and again, promoted
by one cause and another, the subject
arose to be discussed from a new
City Engineer Wbitehouse submit
ted a report on the road-work done
for the month in the outer districts, a
report showing a great deal of work
done but a great deal more remaining
to be done, and crying for attention.
Representatives from the Kaimuki Im
provement Club, A. F. Clark and T. M.
Church, appeared and urged the su
pervisors to agree on a fixed, equit
able and workable policy to be car
ried out in road improving under the
direct frontage tax.
Launch Desirable in Kaimuki.
They pleaded for their roads at Kai
' inukL Ther dared the city fathers to
risk life or .limb by riding over them,
end intimated that a launch was a
more suitable conveyance at some
places on the roads than a' vehicle.
They said that until such a policy as
they askfor is adopted, citizens wiU
not come forward, under the privision
cf the act, and ask for Improvements.
With the ounty short of funds, and
with the probability to face that there
VineUless: ia receipts ;tan esti
Tnated, and with;. the roads in the city
in an admittedly, bad, condition, Su
pervisor Pettfe declared that the, only
: way. the situation can be successfully
met la hy the different1 departments
co-operating , with the road committee,
and giving over to it appropriations
made In their favor. In this way. he
naid, between $20,000 and $30,000 could
be realized. This money, set aside for
different purposes.to different depart
ments is out of reach of the committee
Following up this suggestion. Super
visor Pacbeco made a motion that all
department heads be instructed to
submit at once a list of their employes
their salaries, and the list with
amounts of all appropriations made.
""I thlng it is time for this board to
get together on some money-savinz
llan for ihe benefit of the roads."
rald.Pacheco. "This is really a very
serious matter. It Is probable that
the figures considered In making up
the new budget will be short. Treas
urer Conklinghaa informed us that
.the rate of taxes may not be as hfgh
as expected. It is high time for a
general retrenchment policy. I there
of ore move "that every department be
ordered to submit a list of salaries of
all employes, the appropriations made
for the departments, etc"
Need More Revenue for Roads.
-We must work to have more reve
Ttue for the roads." declared Supervi
sor Petrie. "We all know their condi
tion; know the howl being made. We
reed more money. If we could get
the department heads together per
haps Lhey would try and help us out.
It is economy on their part that we
need. If we could induce them to co
operate with us. they would be will
ing perhaps to give us some of their
it was here that. Supervisor Wolter
Jumped up, kokua-lng everything said,
and recommending that the supervis
ors give their six months' salary to
the road department as earnest for
their determination to make Honolu
lu's thoroughfares better. His sug
gestion was not endorsed, though
they '.eft it open to him to pay over
his own salary to the cause.
The representatives of the Kaimu
ki Improvement Club spoke near the
close ot the meeting. They pointed
out the absolute necessity for a defin
ite and uniform policy to be adopted
by the board for road work.
"The roads at Kaimuki are in an
extremely bad condition. But it is
gale to say that the residents there
or an where else in the city for that
matter) are not willing to have this
-work done under the direct frontage
tax unless the board adopts a policy,
such as the one we have suggested
Jf you are going to pave one street
entirely at the expense of the munici
pality, and another at the expci.se of
the property owners, you may rest af
sured that the property owners will
not support you in the work." said
"They expect you to treat all alike
H. E. HENDRICK, LTD.
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Supervisor Edward H. F. Wolter,
who called upen members of the board
to donate six months' salary tqwards
the road fund, and Supervisor Lester
Petrie, who addressed the members of
the Ad Club on "Good Roads."
If you pave one street at the expense
of the city and county, they expect
you to pave all on the same basis.
The only way to meet the situation
is to agree on a uniform policy, so
that the owners of property on any
street in the city will know at once
that if the street on which their prop-
""VTttinned on page three)
Committee Named to Secure
Data and Prepare for Taking
Over of System by City
Mayor .T. J. Kern, acting on the re
commendations of the board of super
visors, appointed a committee of three
iast night to give all i;.s available
time pieparing for the transfer of the
water and sewer systems from the ter
ritory to the city and county, as pro
vided for by a statute passed at the
last session of the legislature.
On motion of Supervisor MeCIellan.
chairman of the ways and moans com
mittee, this committee was appointed,
ll is composed of Supervisors Petrie.
MeCIellan and Pac heco. They gave it
to he understood that they will lose
no time in getting ready for the trans
fer, that they will make a thorough
ttudy of the conditions of the sys
tems, the sum it will cost for trans
fer, the cost of maintetiaiu e and reve
nue. This is t he first positive a-tion the
hoard has takea towards blinking the
water and sewer system? under the
control of i ho ci:y and county. The
beard ha.-, bdore this, had figures se
cured showing the financial eondi: i;m
of the system... but the action taken
iast nigh: marks tb liit d::e( : step
on behalf of the transfer.
And what is more, the supervisors,
almost to a man, went on record as
favoring the project ami urging that
it be earned out as r'oti as possible,
supervisor Petrie stated that he had
been assuri by the governor ';.at no
extra or i;nnr essa"y evp:ie w ; in
..('ached to the t: ans'er.
"1 be'uve the sooner we go- the
w.iti-r woiks The better." de lar d 'Su
pervisor IVtrif '"The '-ov,:-,or ha
assuroo us that no extra or u:ir.e
ary expenses will a'ta'T,. d to the
transier. It is going -o take a lot ot
work, and some committer shouid be
appointed is soon as possible to give
J all available time to the study of ihe
Visitors Here Are Incidentally
Investigating Direct Con
MEMBERS OF CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE ON COAST
Say May Be Possibility of Es
Two Portland. Oregon, businessmen.
Y. G.' Mcpherson and A. H. Devers,
who are visiting Hawaii on a pleas
ure trip, are incidentally making an
informal but searching investigation
of the possibilities of establishing a
Portland-Hawaii steamship line.
Their findings will probably have
considerable effect on the plans of
the Pacific Steamship 'ompany. which,
as already stated, is said to have char
tered the freighter Leelanaw for a
tri&i trip to this port.
Mr. McPherson has been coming to
Hawaii for several years, liking the
islands fcr a winter residence. Mr.
Devers. who is chairman of the trans
portation committee of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce, of which Mc
Pherson is a member, has been im
pressed, during his short visit here,
with the desirability of direct steam
ship connections with the Oregon me
tropolis and yesterday and today spent
considerable time in. taking up the
question of freight.
"We are down here strictly on a
pleasure trip," said Devers this morn
ing, "and incidentally, as loyal Port
landers, we are looking into the possi
bility of eventually getting steam
ship connections between the islands
' There will be plenty of cargo from
Portland, that is already assured. The
question is that of a return cargo.
The route must be a three-cornered
affair, it now seems, with San Fran
cisco, Portland and Hawaii as the
three points in the triangle.
"Portland has no sugar refinery and
tlje chances, for a sugar -cargo from
"here are therefore hot bright but we
are looking into the possibilities of
other goods for cargo and some day
there may be a possibility of direct
Mr. McPherson and Mr. Devers were
guests at the Ad Club lunch today.
iillllll ROADS IS
AD 1 11 THEME;
'Live Wires' from Three Cities
Are Present Supervisor
Petrie Explains Situation
Good roads foi Hawaii and if not,
why not, was the program at a rous
tug Ad Club luncheon at the Young
hotel today. In the course of a ses
sion thst was so interesting it lasted
half au hour longer than usual, "live
wires" from the ad clubs of San Fran
cisco, Seattle and Portland gave brief
and snappy talks, urging the neces
sity of fine streets and highways iu.
the development of tourist traffic:
there was a report from the good
roads committee made by Chairman
J. S. NicCandless. and finally Super
visor Lester Petrie, chairman of the
board's roads committee, read an ad
dress outlining the physical and fi
nancial difficulties facing the board
and asking co-operation in their so
r ie four visitors who spoke were
lsi(..r Jacobs of San Francisco, .Mr.
Ford of San Francisco, YY. G. McPher
son of Portland and F. P. Lilly of Se
attle. Their talks were brief and to
the point. .Mr. McPherson paid a
good deal of attention to the plans
for a l ortland-ilawaii steamship com
pany. "If you of Hawaii will give us the
freight, we'll furnish the tourist tia!
tic.' ho declared amid cheers.
Chairman M'-Candless of the good
loads e'enmittee started ihe a-reworks
by a ie.i,:t warmly criticising the
I oard o! .-upervisors. made after a tour
ot inspection of windward Oahu made
by the committee. The report declar
ed that immediate action should be
taken to rebuild three miies and a hall
ot old diit road near YYaikane and
lie presented resolutions declaring the
Ad Club in :aor ot completing the
belt road on Oahu in preference to
any other public improvement of the
loads. Later. ( !i ote of the dub. ac
tion on the report was postponed for
i one week anu meantime me iepoii
was r:er;eu to supeiisor retne ano
1 e was akeu to be pioent at the next
meeting to talk on the subject and
explain the altitude of the supervis
A communication from the Maui
Chamber of Commerce was received
telling of the get-together" dinner at
YYailuku tomorrow night as a sort of
preliminary for the next inter-island
(.Continued on page two)
Differs Radically With Secre
tary Wilson on Hawai
ian Birth Certificates.
THINKS SUPREME COURT
Believes Judge Dole Was Right
in His Contention as to
Declaring (hat Secretary Wilson's
tecent ruling' against the validity on
the mainland of Hawaiian birth-certificates
of Orientals is not sustained
Ly law or the constitution, Professor
M. M. Scott, principal cf McKinley
High school. In a communication to
the Star-BulleXin points out the ser
iousness of tfie ruling in its conflict
with the rights of Hawaiian-born Ori
Professor JScott also declares
gainst the Riling of the supreme
court in the resent decision holding
that "domiciled, aliens" are subject to
the recent decision holding that "dom
iciled aliens"' are subject to the same
immigration laws as other aliens. His
Editor Honolulu Star llulletin,
Sir: As ail'-Americans who have
end the co.ittHction of the United
Stales know, t'ne Itih amendment, se
iion 1. contains the following lan
guage: "All persons horn or natur
u'ized in the United States, and sub
ject to the, jurisdiction thereof, are
ctizens of the vlloited States and of
the state wherein they reside.
"No state shall make or enforce
any law whichshall abridge the privi
leges or immunities of citizens of the
United States This is simple and
plain language; so entirely lucide that
any man not aft insane person nor an
idiot may interpret as he would the in
junction, "ThcftttBhalt not steal." To
supplement thisTarticle 4, section 1,
of the main body of the constitution
made in 1787 ays: "Full faith and
credit shall begiven in each state to
the public acts, records, and judicial
p rp$edli&.gilfay$i rrthjei-, sta tek ajad
the Congress may by general laws
prescribe the manner in which such
acts, records, and proceedings shall be
proved and the effect thereof."
Gregory the Great, in that famous
(Continued on page eight)
JOINT COMMITTEE ON
PROPOSED MERGER IS
MEETING THIS P. M.
The members of the joint commit
tee of the Chamber of Commerce and
the Merchants' Association, recently
appointed to draft a constitution and
set of ty-laws to govern the organi
zation which will come from the pro
posed merger of the two bodies and
which will be known as the Greater
Honolulu Chamber of Commerce, are
holding their initial meeting in the
rooms of the chamber this afternoon,
convening at 3 o'clock. The commit
tee is composed of F. C. Atherton, G.
Y. Smith, E. A. Mott-Smith, J. F. C.
Hagens and Norman Watkins, repre
senting the Chamber of Commerce,
and S. S. Paxson. E. A. llerndt. M. M.
Johnson. C. R. Frazier and YV. H. Mc
Iuerny, representing the Merchants'
Association. H. P. Wood is secretary
of the committee.
Since its appointment, considerable
time has been spent by the commit
tee in making arrangements for a
new constitution and by-laws, and it
is expected that the meeting this
afternoon will result in some definite
action. More than a year ago, dur
ing the period when the matter of
consolidation was receiving consider
able impetus, a joint committee was
appointed which, before being dis
charged, drew up a set of by-laws and
a constitution to govern the proposed
new organisation. It is the plan of
the new committee to take both these
documents and go over them section
by section and make any chauges
which it may see fit, or else decide to
frame new ones.
STAFF OFFICERS HAVE
TO READJUST PLANS
AS TO JOUR ON OAHU
A number of staff officers of the
army are much disappointed at the
recent, ruling of the war department,
that four years is the regular tour of
duty in Hawaii. Officers of the line
"nave become used to the idea, as
precedent has fixed the tour of the
mobile organizations at that length,
but those of the various staff corps
have counted on a return to the main
land after a three-year "hitch" on
Oahu. and they are disappointed at
having to re-make plans, and re-adjust
Captains Culler and Demmer of the
medical corps were the first to feel
the weight of the new ruiinsr. official
notification coming in the form of an
endorsement on the request of the de
partment surgeon that orders be is
sued in their cases. Another officer
who was planning to return to the
states this summer is Lieutenant-colonel
Archibald Campbell, department
adiutant. According to the present
scheme he will remain here for an
It is not known exactly what action
How Pearl Harbor and Hono
lulu Are to be Defended
COVER ENGINEER WORK
Dirt Will Fly and Concrete
Take Form in a Short Time;
The xact way in which the $457,
000 provided m the fortifications bill
for land defenses of Oahu Is to be ex
pended. s shown in estimates fur
nished Uv the war department for
the consideration of the sub-commlt-iec
ou appropriations at the hearing
in Washington two weeks ago. From
Kupikipikio Point to Waipio Penin
sula the line of defense is to be
strengthened with field fortifications,
batteries and searchlights, and as
soon as the money becomes available
the airt will begin to fly and the con
crete to take form, under the super
vision of the army engineers.
The total cost of this engineer work
is estlmate4 at $586,000, but the sum
carried in the fortifications bill will
go far toward completing the system
that will draw a protective line
around Pearl Harbor and Honolulu.
Following is the table showing dis
position and cost of guns and fortifi
cations, and also an extract from
the transcript of the discussion in
committee on the measure:
Proposed application of amount of
estimate for land defense. Island of
Kupikipikio Point, two 5-inch. $ 33,000
Diamond Head Crater:
Four 4.7-inch 34,000
Six 6-pounder 12,000
Infantry trench 0,000
Latrines and electrical con
Site and 100 feet right of
Salt Lake-Makapala line:
EMaM nmrlta 1 AA AAA
X- Itiu n Ul IV 3 iu.UCfU
Fords Island, sites and "right-
Bishops Point, two 4.7-inch . . 27,000
Two redoubts , 75,000
Ditch and bridge 27,500
(Continued on page seven)
Former U. S. District Attorney
Enters Objection to McCarn's
Former U. S. District Attorney P.. W.
Breckous now appears as a factor in
the controversy over he appointment
of an ancillary receiver for the Phila
delphia Breakwater Company. He
joined Attorneys Prank K. Thompson
and D. L. Withington this morning in
entering objections to lT. S. District
Attorney McCarn's amended petition,
which seeks to have Attorney C. W.
Ashford appointed receiver.
Breckons -enters the lists as the
champion of the Breakwater Com
pany, selected to do the honors for
the firm by Kd. Lord, who as local
S'iierintendenr for the company de
clares he is its rightful representative
in Hawaii. Attorney Thompson also
tepresents Lord to a certain extent, in
asmuch as Lord and 21 other creditors
have given him the authority. With
ington is representing the Hawaiian
These three are now arrayed
against .left McCarn and C. V. Ash
ford, representing the receivers ap
pointed in Pennsylvania. Breckons.
Thompson and Withington entered
their objections to McCarn's petition
this morning and explained them
briefly. . Attorney Ashford presented
a motion for the dismissal of the ob
jections, and argument on his motion
has been ser for s o'clock tomorrow
morning, before I'. S. District .iudgp
The principals and members of the
chorns of the ' .Mayor of Tokio" will
hold a rehearsal in the Kilohana
building. Miller and Beretania streets,
this evening, commencing .it 7::'.n
On a statutory charge Deputy 1'. S.
Marshal D. K. Sherwood yesterday ar
rested Albert Kupo. a married man,
and Iwa Nache. They were given a
preliminary hearing before thp I". S.
commissioner this afternoon.
Washing sidewalks with beer to lure
topers with the fumes - was forbidden,
by the Burliiigton. N. .1.. city council.!
w ill lie taknn in regard to coast art il- J
lery officers. Heretofore they have'
been sent back after threp years, but
it now seems likely that the same rul
ing will apply to them as to the mo
MILITARY REVOLUTION IN 1
PERU; PRESIDENT UNDER :
Stringent Economic Policies of Guillermo Billinghurst in Ef
fort to Place Finances of Country on Sound Basis- in Op
position to Wishes of Politicians Leads to Internal Dis-v
order Dr. Durant, Professional Revolutionist, in Control
f A.swiat"l Press Cahll 1 :,.
LIMA, Peru, Feb. 4. This country once more is threatened with a
reign of terror due to a military revolution which has been brewing for
tome'time and which broke out today when the revolutionists under com
mand of Colonel Benavides captured the royal palace, killed General Vareta.
the premier and minister of war, arrested President Guillermo BilHnghurtt
and took him to Callao from whence he will be exiled.
Dr. Augusto Durant, a professional revolutionist, has seiied the rtlnt
of government and at present it in complete control. ; ' -;' -
The revolution Is the result of President Billinghurst't stringent econ
omies in hig endeavor to place the finance of Peru on sound basis,
which action has met with the stubborn opposition of the politicians of
Mexican Newspapers Denounce
Lifting of Embargo On Arms
By President; Americans Leave
t Associated Press Cable!
MEXICO CITY, ,Mex., Feb. 4. El Pais and the other local newspapers
are filled with maledictions against President Woodrow Wilson for having
lifted the embargo against the importation ef munitions of war Into Mexi.
can territory. The papers freely declare that the armorers' of the United
States dictated this action on the part of the president. " :h
The streets of this city have been doubly patrolled overnight although
there Is no apparent hostility against American residents. Alt trains leav
ing Mexico City are crowded with Americans seeking safety away rem the
troubled republic. w - ; ,
New York Politicians Given
Sentences In Sing Sing Prison
r Associated Press Cable v - ' -: ... , -NEW
YORK, Feb. 4. Joseph Cassidy, a former Democratic leader of
Queen's county, and William Wlllett, a former congressman,' each wtre
fined $1000 and sentenced to 18 months In Sing Sing today,! having been
convicted on a charge of bribery. Willettwat convicted of having paid
Cassidy $1000 for nomination to the Supreme Court bench. e ' '
watmuer cratners liscap3:jail
But Each One
Associated Press Cable ' ;. .'--.;
NEW YORK, N. Y., Feb. 4. Lucl us Llattauer, former Congressman, and
his brother William were sentenced,' today, to serve six months each in Jail,
and each to pay a fine of $1000. The jail sentence was suspended. The
Liattauer brothers, yesterday, pleaded, guilty to a conspiracy to smuggle
jewelry valued at $17,000 into the U nlted-States. . -v . .v.. :
Oppose Suffrage- Legislation
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. Speaking from the floor of the house today.
Congressman Oscar Underwood of. Tennessee formally declared that the
Democrats are opposed to any national legislation tending to grant worn
Chicago Women Take Advantage
Of Suffrage By Registration
CHICAGO, Feb. 4. The women of this city demonstrated their desire -for
the ballot today, the first time they' have been permitted to register
under the new law. The registration figures show 153897 women as against
85,161 men qualifying for the ballot.
NEW CIVIL SERVICE
HOLD MEETING SHORTLY
What changes will ho made in the
rules and regulations governing the
police and fire departments, what gen
eral policy will be carried out by the
civil service commission, and what
procedure shall be provided for in
hearings on appeal before that body
are questions which will be decided
soon by Judge W. S. Edings. Jesse
Makainai and C. H. Brown, who were
appointed last night by Mayor J. J.
Fern to serve on the civil service
commission for a year ending Decem
ber HI. vn.
The first meeting of the new com
missioners will be held next week.
The date has not been set definitely
by Chairman Kdings. He said this
"I have not received yet my formal
ipIKiintment. but I expect it during
the day. We will lose no time in
getting busy. Our first step will be
to look into the condition of the com
mission as it now is. study the rules
and regulations, and thus prepare our
selves to makp what changes are
deemed necessary in the rules and
regulations. I apprehend that there
are several rules which need amend
ing. The only husiness pending be
fore the commission. I am told, is on
the two appeals, notices of which were,
filed by two discharged detectives."
Now that the new commissioners
have been appointed, the old commis
sioners, whose terms were held to
have expired the first of the year, will
meet to approve the minutes of the
A postponed meeting of the Public
Utilities Commission is being hl(l
this afternoon in the offices of the
commission, Stangenwald building,
having convened at 2 o'clock..
Pays Large Fins
on page! twelve)
NEW BASIS FOR SALE :
OF SUGAR EFFECTIVE
ON FEBRUARY THIRD
An important agreement has been
reached between the Sugar Factors
Company and the American Refining
Company, announced yesterday after
noon, which means that Hawaiian su
gars from now on will be sold on the"
new basis made necessary by the
change in the tariff.
Beginning with February 3 sugar'
irom here reaching New York will be
put on the market subject to the re
duction of ..'J432. which represents the
difference between the old taritf and
ihe new. This is in effect cutting the
l.rice before the Underwood schedule
goes into effect by almost a month. ,
The last New York quotation on stt- -gar
gave it as ?. 42. and from this most
be deducted .3432. making the price V
ot Hawaiian sugars arriving in New.'
"lork today rt. a very sharp de
cline over recent quotations. The mar- '.
ket sustained the change in price re
markably well. A few stocks showed
losses but they were fractional as a
rule. Sugar men express their con
fidence that the price will gain soon,
that the market soon will absorb the
present incoming supply. and bring up-
the price to a better level. The foi-.
lowing is 'he formal notice of the
agreement and the change in quota.
The reduction in tariff to take ef--feet
March 1st. lf14, is .3432. Accord--,'
ing to agreement between the Sugar '
Factors and the American Sugar Re-'
fining Co. all Hawaiian sugars are
sold on the new basis after Feb. Jrd,'
making the price of Hawaiian sugars
at riving a? New York today 3.0768. 'Sr;"
! Mts. Lillian Crook of Patrson, N.J..--'."
' r. ilowed one quart of blood to be taken :
j fro in her in order to save the life of '
'her daughter, 2 years .old. . ;.; J .',:.-