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Makura, Apr.' 22.
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Evening HulleUn, Est. 1882, No. C81J.
Hawaiian Star. Vol.' XXI. No. 68S3.
12 PAGES HONOLULU, JERUITORY OP HAWAII, THURSDAY, MARCn 20, 1014. 12 PAGES.
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niiv Fnthprs nppt in Caucus with Heads of Various Citv and
I J V4 ill W W ii vw - w w ' - - . .
County Offices to Decide Course of Action in Lessening
Expenses $93,000 Attorney's Office Slated for Re
duction, Hawaiian Band Threatened and Road Fund Is
;; - ' Facing Crisis V. k:: U; .y; -.; t 'li' .v t;-: --; j
FIGURES IN PROPOSED RETRENCHMENT
Followirg is siown tht old appropriation for six months and
proposed cuts In tnem by. supervisors:
City and County Attorney payroll...
City and County Auciior, payroll....
Euiidinc, Plumbing npector, payroll
City and County Physician, payroll........
City and Ctunty Cierx, payroll
Collection Garbage, payroll. ....
District Court, payroll
Promotion CommUiee Donation
Lehl Home Donation
Caivctlon Army Donation...
Cheiter Hcfne Donation.. .v
...... 4 . 1
Fire Department, payroll.
r'sirter.ar.ce Fire Department.
Hawaiian Cand ..............
r:a!r.t:r.ar.c9 Kapiolanl Park.....
f.'airttraroe Police Force
Mair.ter.ar.ce electric li;ht system .,
f.laycr, entertainment fund
Meat and Feed Inspectors
-. . . .
......... . .
. . .......i
: 500 . '
t : : -.!
) 4'" ;
' 4 ;
: 4 '
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 44 4 4. 4. 4 44 4 4,4 4 4 44 44,44.44''
ft: - 'z f-:-:!al eiifsticn, unexpected as It Is Qravt, unanticipated :
tri tr- -.'.ra1, a c-:rt::; cf C:3,c:D ever the estimated, revenue made
cf the year, and a possibility that they will have to face an
-! Ic cf c:c,C03 wit:ijthet-fef.cl the water nd,wer:
v : tc . r it: ry ta "theTcity and . county, the members, of . the
:rvi::'j r-et last nijht in open caucus and mercilessly slashed,
- crlicr.ed all a -rrcrrlations. . ; :J
f : :r Us tuch a meetirj teen held by this board or tthose tnat navs
r-.rt L:':re. The retrenchment wave struck ruthlessly, without parley or-.'
avcr. C:r.;t;cr.s to charitable institutions and organizations such as they
Prcr.ct :n Ccmmittee were swept away In the resistless economic tide."
The Hawaiian band is tctterinj it may co at any time. Already lt;haj
ten cut, ;r.:3 havlrj teen taken from It for the.elflht months to come.
Calaries rr.3y te cut deputies and clerks In different departments are to be . -let
cut few things escaped the determined movement
Areeirj to the positive necessity of the move, questioning on!y; the
hejt methods cf cttaining results the saving of $33,000 the supervisors
worked frcm 7:S3 o'clock last nlht. until after midnight nd worked In har
mony and with a unity and cooperation unprecedented by them. The wave
they set in motion struck ail along the line. Nothing was spared In the
way cf an expense that could be wiped out or reduced. The fire and police
departments were cut radically. - v :;.
CUTTING AGGREGATES $28,990.
Cy the time the board adjourned finally, their, cutting "aggregated
;22,C:0 Jo te realized In the next seml.ainual period; and with the same
cuts er';r::d for the last two months of the present period, as planned,
the savir;j -:re-ste $;3.C03 approximately net half the amount needed
to te lived. A!mc:t ;:2,C33 more wat needed. ; s -: I' :
The reed cf unsparing cuts' carn like a bolt from the blue. Retrench
ment has teen ta,ked cf for several Weeks, but the board did not know untir
yesterday afternoon that the situation was as grave as t is now found to?
te, or that the shortage was much moro than nominal. The budget had
teen made up at the f rst cf the year with the understanding that the ap--;
pral:-r-.ts would hold up; but yesterday the territorial treasurer informed
the auditor that the assessed values Will b .$3,000,000 less than estimated -$77,CC:,C:3
In place cf $C3fCC3,C03 wnch represents' a loss to the munici
pality cf about $:3,CC3. Not only a loss in this way, but the .county, being
required to make up deficits In school expenses, loses another $40,000 be-r
cause cf the reduction; and this added to the $53,000 brings the total up to
Determined to settle the matter without delay, by introducing' a new
bud;et as an amendatory budget at the meeting Friday noon, the super
visorv convened again at 9 o'clock this morning, calling the heads of the
departments before them, and made the situation clear to them explained
that they had $153,023 less to 'spend this year than last and asked them to
cooperate in the retrenchment movement : ' ' ' -' -y-"--.
far the reductions and eliminations are not designated as definite.
Cut It Is clear that the figures will not be raised if a change is made it will .
be to lower them. .. .. :. 'v.z
The supervisors meeting this morning developed to , be mainly a re .
view of last night's decisions. Heads cf departments were given an op-.-portunity
to look over their payrolls and report back this afternoon on
where the agreed cuts should be made. While the sentiment of the board;
seems opposed to the proposition of ccutting wages themselves, some of the
members seem Inclined to put it up to the saparate" departments whe
ther to eliminate employes or reduce wages. Mayor Fern and Supervisor
Petrie, however, do not join In this view. They have both spoken warmly
against cutting wages. Reduce the number of help, they say, but let the
scale of wagea stand. . . . . - , j" ;-t
- In the case of the police department the reduction in its payroll, which i
amount to $1,000 a month, is figured to call for the release of three (receiving '
clerks,, one weight and measure clerk, one assistant hack inspector,, and
throw light in different " ways
three foot police.
All Department Affected .
The supervisors first figured it out
in dollars and cents and then- began
their merciless cutting. It was an im
perative move, as Supervisor McClel
lan stated, and the city, fathers went
at it with admirable determination
and impartialUy. Every department
is to feel the blow of. their retrench-,
meat movement clerks to some go.
deputies in others, and all the dona
tions are wiped out Never before has
the board made such merciless cut
ting, but never before has it beea
brought -to face with such a grava
financial problem. - .
James . W.- Lloyd, first deputy city
and county auditor and Supervisor
William IcClellan, chairman of the
ways and means committee, laid the
proposition before the boards Lloyd
had prepared many , figures which.
REGAL CARS TOR SALE.
1 Roadster 25 H. P.
1 4-Passenger ........25 HP.
5-Passenser .,....,......35 H. P.
H. E. HENDRICK, LTD.
from different angles on the situa
tion. w He stated ;that the city and
county will havea shortage of $93.
300 for the current year. This is due
to the great reduction already ahown
in tax assessjrhents, and the amount,
which is about $40,000, the "city and
county wily be obliged to turn over
to the territory, as the first lien on
the taxes; for. the maintenance of
schools, sinking fund and interest on
bonds. Jie went on to state, by way
of explanation, that: when the budget
was made up the . estimate revenue
was based on an $85,667,000 appraise
ment Yesterday afternoon, he said,
he was informed by Territorial Trea
surer; Conkling that the appraisement
would, be only about $77,000,000, a dif
ference of more than $8,000,000, and
that there is some likelihood of it go
ing even less. This reduction in tax
values represents a less of $53,800 to
the city and county,! or, $6,666 a mil
lion. ' j .- , .
tThla present budget was prepared
Cathcart Asks for a Verdict of
- Murder in the First Degree
v in Spirited Address
- The John W. Marshall murder case
is not expected to go to the jury be
fore. 3; 30 o'clock this afternoon. Be
ginning at- 9 o'clock ' this morning,
City and County Attorney John W.
Cathcart for two hours and five min
utes addressed the Jury. In his opening-
argument for the . prosecution.
: John Vf. 3Iarshall, arensed of
the morder of Charles R. Guert
ler, whose" case may be decided
this afternoon. ' -
while Attorney C. McKean, the
Pennsylvania lawyer who ' has come
here to aid in Marshall's defense; had
spoken an hour and ten minutes
when the noon recess was declared at
12:30, court reconvening at 2 o'clock.
At that hour McKean renewed 'T-; his
plea. ' "';. ';:'-:: ;
. Following McKean it was expected
that Attorney Frank E. Thompson,
who had acted as chief counsel for
the defense ' throughout the trial,
would address the" Jurors, and after
him the city and county attorney will
make his final talk. The courtroom
was crowded by s spectators, every
seat occupied and standing room at a
,? f Continued on page two)
PLAN Hilt V.'0I(!(
Cet Commissioners Give - Up
: Part of Salaries He Says,
; Discussing Shortage
"Let the members of the public
utilities commission sacrifice part of
their salaries if necessary to provide
funds for some real work,", declared
Judge A. A. Wilder this morning, dis
cussing the shortage of money for
investigation work. ( '
'Judge Wilder, who Is ' a candidate
for , the: chairmanship of the commis
sion, was asked by the; Star-Bulletin
this morning if he believes it neces
sary, to dip into the governor's con
tingent fund to carry on the commis
sion's -work. ' "'r '. '. y
"Before doing, that I believe that
members of the commission might well
give up part of their salaries, he said.
He added: - C
"The Public Utilities Act If prop
erly administered, can, in my opinion,
be productive of much good. As inti
mated' In one of the papers, the suc
cessful handling of , tae work author
ized by the act depends in a great
measure on making all facts public
in connection with utility concerns. .If
a man's meter, for instance., regulat
ing the amount of gas or electricity,
delivered, acts queerly,' and meters .
sometime get out of order even when
regulated by J the best of quasi-public ;
corporations, that man is-entitled to '
have the utilities commission inves-j
tigate the matter at its own expense.)
Sometimes I have thought my meter.
CHARLES E. H
HAY TARE PLACE
OF PRES. HORNE
Petition - in Circulation Recom
mending: Him to Head
i Charles E. King, supervising princi
pal of North and South Kona public
schools districts, graduate of Kameha
meha schools, and of a higher institu
tion , in Oswego, . N. will be tho
successor to Perley L. Home, head of
the Kamehameha schools, provided
the petition now being circulated by
former students of Kamehameha and
said to be backed by a number of
prominent . Democratic politicians,
meets with favorable action when pre
sented to the board of trustees. -
That Mr. King is well equipped for
the position is the contention of his
many friends who are . behind I the
movement They point out that he
was graduated from the school in 1891.
completed his education In the - East
and since that time had been actively
engaged in school work, teaching for
several years before taking up his
present duties. .' T rj y '-: . ;. ) ;. ' -: -: :
What reason there Is fQr Democra
tic politicians ; to mix into the matter
is not known but a former Kameha
meha student saidh today that 'the,
Bourbons are busy.' .. :
TO DISCUSS NEW
Tier? ::iS. llerchatt & Alakea Sts. . -(Continued on page eight)
(Continued on page three)
Proposed J.ldasure Fixes Many
New '; Regulations Limits,
Rates and Requirements
- After reading over and discussing
at length the new speed: ordinance,
the supervisors at a meeting last night
agreed to call a public ': hearing 5 on
the measure within a few days. The
proposed ordinance has many new
regulations, fixes new speed limits
and rates, ; and . the special require
ments of vehicles turning corners or
approaching, a street" car. . The fol
lowing are Its principal; features
agreed on: . ; : V':, ':--"V'--'-V.-' '.
."No person shall operate, drive or
propel, and no owner thereof riding
thereon or therein shall cause or per
mit to be operated, driven or propell-!
ed, on any public highway in the Cit7
and County of Honolulu, any bicycle,
tricycle, velocipede, motorcycle, mo
tortricycle, motor delivery wagon, cr
motor; vehicle, however, propelled, or
any vehicle drawn by horse of other
animals, recklessly or ; negligently, or
at a speed or in a manner so as to
endanger, or to be likely to endanger,
the life or limb or property of any
person. ' -v, -
"Provided, that a rate of speed ex
ceeding fifteen (15) miles per hour
shall constitute prima facie evidence
of a rate of speed and manner of driv
ing prohibited as aforesaid and of a
violation . of the provisions of this
section; provided further, that a rate
of speed exceeding twenty' (20) miles
per hour shall constitute a rate cf
speed and manner of driving prohi
bited as aforesaid and in ; violation of
the provisions of this section; ' pro
vided further, however, that a rate of
speed exceeding twenty-five (25) miles
per hour on public highways where
the same pass through country or out
lying sections which are substantially
undeveloped and sparsely settled.
6hall constitute a rate of -speed and
manner t driving prohibited as afore
said and in violation of the provi
sions of this section. :
"In turning a corner of meeting or
intersecting public highways, the per
son; operating, driving or propelling
any vehicle subject to the provisions
of section one (1) of this' ordinance
shall not proceed, nor shall the owner
of any such vehicle riding thereon
or therein, cause or permit the same
to proceed at a rate of speed greater
than eight (8) miles per hour; and
in overtaking or meeting a street pas-
(Continned on page eight)
AD CLUB TOURISTS
TO GATHER AT THE
ARMORY THIS EVENING
4-" Wallace R. Fanington, pres-
Ident of the Honolulu Ad Club.
-f has issued an urgent call for all -f
f members of . that , organization -f
who Intend making the excur-
sion to Kauai to gather at the -i
f armory, Hotel And Miller streets, 4
f at. 5 o'clock this evening. Halt
f an hour will be spent In march-"
4 Ing and drilling.: " v. 4
t 4-V V 4 4
flRELY A fiilflll
Story from Ft. Kamehameha
j Still Remains a Mystery;
May Have Been Sampan
- rniiiii.nnirii 'nnmm'ft
War Secretary Added Unauthorized Guarantees in Orders to
Commanding General in Ireland and Latter Gave Off;:::-
. Brusque Ultimatum That They Bitterly Resent S.
Makes Speech Holding Majority Together but Precol
lates New Troubles with Military Opposition is Jut::-:
' :- , TAssociatod Press Cablel - ' - .
LONDON. Ena . March 28. Fresh revelations today disclose th f:
Tipiement OI f h KM.mh ku a .nmhlnstlAii nf iinuiimntrri artlnn and SCrtaum Crrcri.
auer war. Sir Arthur Paoet, cemmandlna officer of the Irish cirrlssnt, c:":f
"Maul loadina sugar at Kealia," was
the brief and welcome message flash
ed to . Honolulu by wireless at 7:52'
this morning. It set at rest ail fears
for the safety of . the Inter-Island
steamer Maul, and her cor
44 officers and men who
for the Garden Island shortly
t t a a. i a .-.'..-,
.tatloned In Ulster and others, together with tho cabinet statement cf C:'.
Nawiliwiti last evening proved unsuc
cessful. The first of a series, of in
quiries sent to the station this morn- j
Ing brought forth the glad tidings that
the Maul had come to an anchorage at !
Kealia, the sugar port for the Maka
well Sugar Company before 5 o'clock
this morning Later information re
ceived at the steamship office .. an
nounced that the vessel had met with
no trouble on the voyage from Hono
lulu to Kauai.
The star-Bulletin at once issued a
bulletin announcing the safety of the
steamer and her crew and assisted
relieving the terrible tension to which isqulth only yesterday learned of Colonel
Seelv. Premier Aiauith and members of Parliament, reveal a tra;:;y cf
errors In the past few days. Seely and Sir Arthur figure as the central f
ures in the tissue of misunderstandings.
COL. SEELY SHOULDERS BLAME,
The blunders of these two threaten to disrupt the army. Col. C::'.'
takes all the blame.. He has admitted that he added unauthorized cui
tees to the memorandum regarded Ulster service drafted at a cabinet rr;
Ing which he did not attend. In adding his notations, ho says he t :'.::
himself correctly stating the government's position. t
- Paget's blunder was a brusque ultimatum asking' army officers wh:'.'
they would accept Ulster service or take a dismissal.
'Asauith Holds Partv Toaether at Heavy Cost
tm I LONDON. Eng.. March 26. It was made public today that Pre-'
Seely's interpolatbrs cf t
tho families and relatives of officers cabinet orders regarding tho government's position toward army t:r
and seamen had been subjected to for in Ulster. Asqulth'a discovery brought forth his speech In parliament
the 12 hours following the first report terday in which he immediately stated in strong terms that the saverr
of the disaster reported to have oc- 4 demands cf its officers unconditional obedience. . '
curred about 6 o'clock last night off .FRESH ARMY CRISIS.'
Barber's Point. . Premier Asquith's speech has proved to be the thing to units ths i
- MYSTERY NOT YET CLEARED. organized liberals, nationalists and laborites who constitute the maj:r.
' That a large Japanese, fishing sam- but it has precipitated a fresh army crisis. Field Marshal Sir J:
pan may have met with disaster was T French, chief. of the imperial general staff, resigned today, and Cr;:
the opinion generally held by ship- general Cough, whose resignation is alsoi predicted, openly prtHztj f:t
ping men at the port following the Asquith withdraw tho guarantees indicated by Seely the civtrrmt-t -announcement.
that the steamer. Maul j face. tne disruption of the army. . , , , .
had safely reached her destination; - t , , , ; " . . " '
i'nBdthh. VJc2X5!2Si ' Newspapers Predict General Elections' Soon
operate withbut few exceptions all the f LONDON,, Eng, tar. 23. 7ti:Uriih .prrj today ccrv.- js tht!r r
power and aaff 'boats.'in-thSrJsIand dictions of an early general election to determine tw.e extent cf s-r.
trade, announced that as far as could 'given the mirtistryby tne pecple in the present situaton."
be learned at an early hour this after-) "Arthur J. Balfour for the Unionists says that the goverr.-e.-.t hzt i..
noon their vessels' were accounted as'enstrated its Inability to cram Home Rule down Ulster's threat.
safe. Manager M. Yamashiro cf the 1 o sim i n
Pacific. Fishing Company stated to a',
Star-Bulletin representative that ; no
boat In their fleet had sailed for Kauat
last evening.. It was stated that this
company had no vessel duo to return
from the Garden Island. .
Similar reports came from the man
agement of the Hawaii Fishing Com
pany when Inquiry was made at head
quarters at noon today. ,
NO WRECKAGE FOUND. ' : !
General Superintendent J. E. Sheedy
and Port Capuln Thos. Clarke of the
Inter-Island, departing from Honolulu
at 5 o'clock this morning In the United
States naval tug Navajo, returned to
port shortly before' 10 o'clock, after
the vessel had spent a . number of
Villa Reported Alternately
1 Winning and Losing Torre :
i '-' !"-.t.:".''-'"-'.';':. ;.' Aitsoclated rwi Cabte
MEXICO CITY, Mex., March 26 Official bulletins state that C:
Villa has been repulsed by the federal forces. There are no details, a
the big Mexican banking-houses are skeptical, fearing that the news r
been disseminated in order for Huerta to secure further credit.
' JUAREZ, Mex., March 26. The continued absence cf definite news frc
Torreon strengthens the belief that Gen. Villa, first reported victorious, h:
suffered a serious reverse. . - : ' , '
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mex.. Marcn 26. . Official federal dispatches t
I that Gen. Villa has lost" 2,000 men at Gomez Palaclo, a suburb cf Torrc:r,
J J::.":::" :,' and retreated on Escalon, 100 miles northward.
leged disaster, .They report that ab-'
solutely no vestige of what might be
(Continued on page two)
mm to plapj
A. J. de Souza, Manila Capital
ist, to Arrive in Honolulu in
f Persia; This j Afternoon
"A. J. De Souza, a prominent : capi
talist of Manila, will arrive In Hono
lulu ; on the Persia at 4 1 o'clock this
afternoon, en route from .the main
land to the Philippines,- and during
his .brief visit here will "confer with
Vincent Lionson, manager of the jfili
plno employment bureau, and other lo
cal Filipinos, regarding plans for the
entertainment Jiere of the members of
a .large excursion party which, he will
conduct from Manila to the Panama
Pacific exposition In 1915. - ,
- According to information received
by the Promotion Committee, Mr. Do
Souza has spent the 1 last several
months in San Francisco In conference
with ,the exposition officials regard-,
ing the proposed excursion. The Phil
ippines ..intend making: a . large " and
elaborate exhibitrof "the islands' edu
cational work, and in connection with
this, it is understood that; the Manila
excursion will Include some 50 Fili
pino students Mr. De Souza also pro
poses to interest the governors of the
several Philippine provinces in. the ex
cursion. In hopes that they ; may be
prevailed upon to make the trip. Ser
eral . prominent Manila business " men
intend joining. It Is said. It Is evi
dent that there will be at least 100
persons In the excursion, and Mr. Li
onson Intends arousing interest among
the local Filipinos In order that tho
visitors may be given a her?"rty v
cotne voti t'ir ?rrivl '
Wilson Reported Alternately
Hurrying New Tolls Bill Ale::;
""-''' 1 1 Ajwociated Press Cable 1 . '
' WASHINGTON, D. O,c Mar. 25. President! Wilson today told the rev
paper correspondents that the South American press stancs united ajai- .
the Panama canal tolls bur and the exemption of American shipping, ris ing,
he added, the "world's opinion unanimous."
The Democrats of the house have agreed, to limit debate cn the tzVi
repeal bill to 20 hours. The bill will probably reach a vote on Saturday.
Eleanore of Bulgaria to be
. First Queen on American C :
- SOFIA,' Bulgaria, Mar. .26. Queen Eleanor of Bulgaria has.annou-:
that she "will visit America In May, Her visit will mark me first' time
reigning queen ever set foot on American soil.
Would Give Women t e
V .. '; ; fAKodat?i'rrps3 CabloJ i .
' BOSTON, Mass Mar. 26. The house and senate have csncurrer,'.' t
solved to-expunge the word "male" wherever in Massachusetts laws it r
stricts suffrage qualifications. , . ,
(Additional cable oa rage twelve)
:V IS RELEASED, OVING
V TO LACK OF EVIDENCE!
Thomas Blackwell, colored. : chau
feur for ex-Covernor George R. Carter,
posed In . the role of a peacemaker
when arraigned at police court this
morning o ?an3wer to a charge of a
brutal assault preferred by - a Japa
nese named Nakauye,. who swore that
Elackwell hadinjected himself into
&X argument between yNakauye anJ
C. Lcpez, another, automobile driver
last Monday. even!r. -
:The Japanese f-"!. 1 to ser-r? ? un
dent corr' ' ' ' : '
Magistrate Mor.sarrat waj
release Blackwell. -Taking
.the stand in hi.? '
the colored flrirer ir..:
fearol that the Ja: j
bodily har:.i to hn rrr r. 1
Ing a har.d - ia .th-3 a,V.;Ir,
that he 'received, a. era;'.;
h-" i with a h-avy r;.:r
vl h however f":'.I t ;
Li tcr the VA:.' :. - '1
w e H's hearic; :' i c :
sympathy for t. J
possihle that th?
ed to a higher t:
The colored c'
lice station ia a