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7 Tntx S. F.i rensla. Mch. 27. Ttr 8. r.t Chlyo Marc. Mch. 28 Tnm Tanedirert Makura, Apr.' 22. Fsr YaBessrers : Niagara, Apr. 2L Evening HulleUn, Est. 1882, No. C81J. Hawaiian Star. Vol.' XXI. No. 68S3. 12 PAGES HONOLULU, JERUITORY OP HAWAII, THURSDAY, MARCn 20, 1014. 12 PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENT3 mi bob BOS EOS . . i'-'. KOS POLICY' OF 7 ' X. ' 3:33 . mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmtmmmmmmmmmmm ft ,-;i I I 0 ST2 Oil MM A .IEALIA; W (0)1 EOS SUfflRMSQRS mom nnn n rM HUE in TE3E S: BBTfllLEO 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 4-. f 4- 4- 4-' 4- 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... ..... H Cheiter Hcfne Donation.. .v Cr.-'neering Work ...... 4 . 1 Humar.e Ccciety Fire Department, payroll. r'sirter.ar.ce Fire Department. Hawaiian Cand .............. r:a!r.t:r.ar.c9 Kapiolanl Park..... Park payrciis r!air.!:r.a-ce Parks Police payroll f.'airttraroe Police Force Mair.ter.ar.ce electric li;ht system ., f.laycr, entertainment fund Meat and Feed Inspectors .........,. -. . . . ......... . . . . .......i Old Appro priation . 490 2310 2,700 1,9i3 3,275 12.003 .' 2,250 ' 1,500 - 1,500 2C3 1f250 : 5,U3 '- 203 25,2&3 4,200 13,4r3 6000 3,1 S3 1,000. 56,163 6,600 '. 6,000 : 500 . ' 1,140 Cut; $1410 810 900 600 660 1110 450 .1500 750 200 1250 1560 200 2000 1200 1470 1500 480 600 6000 600 2400 500 240 at tu,: .' t : : -.! i r.t Cf I 4- ) 4'" ; :4 ' 4 ; '4" v4'- ' ; 4 4 ' 4 ' . 4': 4 4' : :' i V4: ., 4 4 :-; : 4 ' : 4 : 4, 4 ";' 4 . 4 '4V .4 ' 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. and 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 hlffllL'S FATE THIS AFIEMON 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) JUDGE WILDER HAS CLEAN-CUT 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 Kamehameha Schools 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.' .. : pilfcliTl TO DISCUSS NEW SPEED ORDINANCE 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- - 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 DISASTER PROWS flRELY A fiilflll A 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 EIERTHEI 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. Massachusetts, Legislature 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) COLORED CHAUFFEUR :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 Sr.? ver.q-;ir.c cl..