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J School Affairs . JMRITI1FM MEASURE PROTtCIll SALARIES OF -VISITAV AIALEE IS UNDER PROBE ,'HIAffl IS PASSED ) HOUSE ON S1DAY TRIP IIL I LI.IVI iiimv ; U LLU1ULH1UIIU j (Continued irom page one); the wall and keeping an eye on the cash register." he said at one time. 5 Westgate' statement that be . and Longley had borrowed 16000 to help flirt the deficit and put the market on Its own feet again by paying consign ors promptly for. their produce arous ed the committee.. , . ; t ; : Explains His Deep Interest - "I felt a personal interest In the di vision." he said, "as well as a feeling that the United States government having agreed to supervise the. work could not turn It back to the territory - in a hole like that. ;i realize that a couple of years ago the books were not In good shape," he wont on., ' I had told Longley that he hrost get nig men bonded. He agreed ; if. would be a good thing but kept put ting it off, until finally in July be went to the coast in connection with the es tablishment of the branch market for pineapples In San Francisco. v Deficit Is Finally Found T ; "He came back in September and as soon as he got here I brought the bonding matter up again, .and again v he evaded It. Finally I went down v; there alM camped on his trail. , ' "In December and previously, con tinue ; Westgate,,. the , trial balance ' had been showing the books off about . J180rt.t There was no bonding possible .; then' until ' we had got them straight ened up. ' '..: "Harry; DaviB was pufon the books '. as an accountant and found no deficit K We discovered later that he had r counted in the unused appropriation as an asset which answered, for this. Most of -the deficit was really discov ered by an accountant irom Washing ton who had come out Jlo my office, xv. at Love." ., . .;-:;tt Inquires as to Meat. " Chairman Shingle broke In at this . point to say he had had his clerks go-; ing over "the books in the auditor's i clfice during the afternoon and that , all they could discover waa outgo no. ' income. -'T V Y v' , President Chllllngworth then pu. a round of questions to Westgate," ask ing what proportion of the market's business includes meat shipments, : If the retail portion of the division is not really private, whether it had ever " paid. ' : ; "'!., . "No, the retail division is not priv- , ate.f said Westgate. "It was started ,to wake an outlet for meat from the fcmall farmer. Ifis supposed to pay ' cxpennes. ! Longley could answefbet ter than I as to how it has met over- .' head expenses. " The department got a bad start and had to break In butch ers, which was expensive, i My opinion in that at present it is paying. , "Longley thought Jhe had a loss this last month amounting to about 1200," he, went on. "but It seems that they, . bad changed bookkeepers andthere was a double credit They have dis covered now the month, was really to the good: Longley was all, broken up about It until he discovered the mis- . take." . . . . .. - - ,.' V Federal Office to Rescue Here the discussion drifted to the w ay in which Westgate and the federal oifice had cofaie to the rescue, so to speak, cf the marketing division. - , "Isn't It true," asked Shingle, "that the territory would be stuck, if you hadn't asromed this . responsibility, whenToa did?" " Ves," . "Westgate answered slowly, unless it was able to show criminal ""Ity vh!ch"I"hav not been able too "Except for about $500.' Y - ; " ' ; T!us" sutt' evidently referred to the -"figure.5 forcing" alfeady-mentioned, -though " Westgate- did not erplaift further. Westgate told the Star-Bul- ktia tt Jiy that he meant an embezzle ment by L P. Fernandez, bookkeeper, ' Dr. Rcyrrcnd Erousht Irv , , The r ccllr.s then brought out the . .fact, that rrhaps 93 per cent of the ' use tf t1? refrigerating plant Is for meat.- Lcr.sley has asked J7500. for -?i r e v : plant Of the month's ship-irer.;.- Dr. 3. H. IUytaond aupplies ,t:.e largest portion; $4000 or $5000 , r.-cr.th ' when otters supply ' $1000 " v ert n.' Dr. Raymond " has not lost n ' ;ccnt Ly ll;fe 'deficit. . t ' C"i!"ngwortfi then declared that the re rl J: tent 'of the legislature in creat- - Ir.T It :.r; iivision has been distorted. c risinally intended for the bene the fir a! I. fanner who, couldn't 1 cf his produce otherwise, not - !y a 'market tor a big beef bus- this' tiarket was started I ' the 1 1 ft fc-ooa thing to help along," .;vt.lu - -ct Hind.? "I sent small pro duce tj gpt it going and encouraged " " l-uhlpyeutsiatil I saw I could do better elsewhere. '. Then I left it." ': ";""-. "I sent down a shipment of pea- '"-nuts;" said" Senator Coney. "I got paid tor them about a year Jater, Longley "Help Market Personally . Westgate eald Longley-and others s.ii. the office have given personal aid and efforts -to put the, business on It teet. e revuaiiucaueu vuo utsct business be allowed to stay until June SO, at least as it Is helping to pay off the debt incurred by me oencif , "I want to urge you to get out from ; under this proposition,"' Shingle ad vised.V "There's going to be a shakeup J- wet.f " ''- '! ;-'-. -'.V-".-. - "I couldn't drop It now," Westgate 1 w ftnswereu. u .w uuvu -a cah ; to- do that If I was not on the job ' sufficiently to keep things in shape it's - my own fault I am sure now the deficit will be ended by June 30." r The federar-official bad a chart with him showing graphically how .the V climb from the "hole lias been effected month by xnonta. ie eeenied to start when a? proposition t ame up of fehipping pineapples to the coast to ease the local market One Many New Bills Are Introduced as First Half of Session Comes to Close With but One dissenting rote tha by Representative Mossman Speaker R L.Holstein'a bill to continue in force the salaries and positions of of ficers and employes of the territorial, county and city and county govern ments who are members of the Na tional Guard, in the event that they are called to the colors, passed third reading In the house this morning, and will be sent immediately to the senate. Representative C. H. Cooke of the finance committee was the only speaker on the measure and he cham pioned it He said, la substance! "It Is only right that the ' territory should set an example whereby, if these men are called out, their pay will be continued so that their families may have the same support as if they were at home. This is a Just " bill, gentlemen, and should be an example to merchants and, other employers of labor."-;..: ." Twe Reports on Chiropractors The committee on health, police and military today reported out on House Bill 91, which relates to the granting cf licenses to persons desiring to prac tise chiropractic in the territory. One report, recommending that the bill be tabled, .was signed by Representative Wilder and Miles, and another, recom mending its passage, was signed by Representatives da Silva and. Brown. Representative Kawewehl, also a member of the committee, did not sign cither report. As Kawewehl will not be in his seat for the next ten days, the bill was referred back to the committee.- ; :. '.; ' x. , . New School House Sought Speaker Holsteln presented a peti tion on behalf of certain citizens of Punaluu, Hawaii, asking that a school house be constructed at Punaluu, The petition, says that owing to the prev alence of Filipinos, they do not con sider, it safe to send their children to the school at HOea, 1 1 ' i Representative Andrews today pre sented his bill providing a retiring fund for policemen, '. firemen r.nd bandsmen! This measure provides that 1-100 of 1 per cent of personal taxes shall be placed into a retirement fund, and that each year each, specified enn ploye shall contribute a small percent age of nis wages to theA ttmd. v After I STANCH FRIENDS ; ? V t s IN HOUSE STAND BY i - SCHOOL, SURVEY (Continued from page one).' in favor of the measure. "He said, Jn substance:-",. ;- 'r .- ''V- 'i " : , "I have had a good many Inquiries as to whether this resolution is aimed at the teachers now employed, and 1 want to emphatically state 1 fuat If. i felt that was the case, t, would never have Introduced it. ' The department of the interior has a school survey de partment including some bt the lead ing school : officials and educators In the United States. - , ; "' Will Help, Not Criticise ."It, has offered to come here and make a survey of our schools, not to criticize, but to help. This . Is the big gest investment we can make in our Bchool system." The largest appropri ation the legislature makes Is for this department, approximating three mil lion dollars for the biennial period. It Is a rule of the department of the in terior ' that .' a survey shall be made' where one is Invited.4 They are; not forced on the commission. ' s "Hawairs schools have nothing to hide, nothing ' to conceal, but t people are entitled to know if the schdrds are up to the standard. ; How can we bet ter learn just how our schools stand than by inviting this commission to come out . here ' and make an Investi gation? '-vv : i?r "We passed a bill appropriating $40, 000 asking congressmen , to come out tere and Investigate certain' condi tions. This resolution, la ot a similar nature; It asks the interior department to ccme here and investigate our school. I don't believe for a minute that Hawaii will suffer la ,any way, or should It fft afraid of any .criticism. But if thLrommisson makes recom rtcry ? TkU survey . will in ; no ; way school system,' it will be to the reat advantage of the territory. tr .j. Believes in Citizens First..'' , , "1 berleve that "citlzent of the terri tory should have the preference right as teachers In oar public schools. -' I J f trmly believe that the girls of Hawaii should have the first opportunity for positions in our Schools and especially those born and brought up here. What other opportunities are there for girla to earn a regular livelihood In this ter ritory? This savey will in no way harm the local people. . On the other hand I believe It will materialiy aid them." k-',-1;.-'.; yy'r-' -..r--':' Representative Cooke's motion to thing had led to another ith the re sults described, y ' ; t "'l''::yy- Longley said this mornihg when In formed of last night's meeting that It was all news to him but said that no doubt he would be afforded ample op portunity to go before the committee himself. He had oeen called to the meeting last nl?ht and was later bid that he would not be needed. He thought from this that' the . meeting had been postponed and knew nothing of wbatactually took placei " : ' The whole trouble started," - he; said, 'through the hiring of an nn reliable bookkeeper. We should have had a good than at the start. f Shortly before noon oday the sen ate ways and , mears committee paid a visit to the marketing diViskra. be ginning the; investigation "which was promised in the meeting last night' having served 28" years. & soecifled officer may retire on a pension equal to 40 per cent of his monthly salary. A bill relating to taxation was in troduced by Representative Fernandez which, among other things, provides that automobiles and other power-driven vehicles shall be subject to an an nual tax of one cent for each pound of .weight,' this to be paid by the owners. , . ' : The following bills -today passed sec ond reading;., , . j i, .House Bill 5, relating to the manu facture and sale of wine from grapes; Senate Bill 74, to delete certain un expended items from loan fund; Sen ate '.BUI. 69,, to delete certain ite&s from? the loan fund and refund bai ahces to the counties: Senate Bill 47, providing a $12,000,000 limit for, loans, cut to ,$10,000,000 by thehousatinance committee.;..;.; Vr u. i N Pay for Utilities Board jThe Judiciary , committee reported out on the , bill relating to .th e public utilities j commission, . amending ,H so that ;the I commissioners shall serve without pay; ana that r no one snau be a member who is a$ of fleer or em rlov of the. troverninftnt. r I ' - , i House 'ittll 27? providing' iSOOo for the preservation, of the, dioramas ex hibited during the Carnival, was tabled at,' the recommendation of, the finance committer. V-Hni'ir' ; Representative Wilder Introduced a resolution to ,iencourage, the growing in.. Hawaii .'of IheJ.-CAcao, .carting;, a request that, the house be furnished with ; information : by the federal ex periment - station regarding this pro1 duct. ' ''. .' '.. i .:;'':'--.-'-"u The following bills' were introduced In the house, tcdwayi v : ; House Bill 347 - r ; Substitute bill: for house bill 173. providing that - employers shall give their employes time to vote at elec tions. -Judiciary committee. ' w ; ' , i House Bill 348 Establishing a retirement fund for policemen, firemen and bandmen., Andrews. . ; . House Bill 349 . Repealing existing laws regarding the taxation o( autos; establishing a substitute revenue. for expenditure on roads : derived from the sale of gaso line and other fuel, and imposing a specific tax on. steam-driven and . electrically-driven vehicles. rAndrews. House Bill 350 r . ; Relating to taxation.Fernandez. pass the bill on" third reading was sec onded - by , Representative ; Marquez who., as chairman of the education Committee, -said the resolution; had been' carefully considered and was be lieved to be a. good one. Lyman Leads Attack. - -..V ; ;.'- Lyman then offered , his resolution and supported it in a lengthy talk. on the floor, , He wanted to know .why survey could not just as well be mad at home...,; . . . .'.;; - .. , -uur eoucauonai system is, not tfp to a first-class standard," he assertfd, in effect "I say close up the Colleke of Hawaii and tend cur children Vo the states to receive a college ed cation. A lot of money Is spent o the college and only two or three are graduated each year. Why run ? a bluff and -have a coney? Our children can get a better; education in the states than they can here -at.home", .. Andrews Supports Measure . T j; Another stanch supporter of the res olution was representative Lorrin. An drews, who explained that the commis sion would tell the people ot Hawaii in a most kindly . way just where the faults in the school syrtem lie, if there are any.. After this expert opinion is received, he sail, 1 the department of public, instruction tan .take the matter in hand and .work to remedy. the;de-J lectaw-f'.' ,";;v: Ropresntative Walsh sycke in fa vor of the t esolufioit, declaring, in bp position to Lymsn's amendment, that the mist Important part of the edu cation of a child 'a In the grades. He ndnmtedl te added,; that. the present school system Is , not good, but said that a 3urvey would te ; a means of wiping out the defects. . v - Representative , Robert' Ah una also spoke in favor of the resolution. At the conclusion ot , the debate, when : the- question of finances was raised. Representative Cooke explain ed that Kamehimeha. Mid-Pacific In stitute and Oaaii College already have offered to assist in defraying the ex penses of the survey. - He added that, if the legislature appropriates no money i lor m ; survey, .little If any trouble will be experienced in raising the money f rom other local sources. TThe question was then put to a vote and the resolution passed third read ing. y. T-V t. y- ' v-;- ? ;i. .: -; x' ;; i Speaker IL I Holstein has urged the Oahn delegation of the house to make an early report on the 'city 'char ter bUL : . ' ; A conference of the delegation wlli be held at 7:30 o'clock this evening to go over the charter section by sec tion as amended at previous meetings. The bill ts now completely revised, containing the amendments. T Whether the proposed amendments of the Chamber ot Commerce will be considered tonight. members, of the delegation are not ready. to say, '-y Francisco Santaha, 6' years old,' Ka lihi, died today. The body Ja at S lira's undertaking -parlors and the funeral will be tomorrow afternoon with buri al in the Kalihi Catholic cemetery. SSI Senator S. L. Desha, chairman of the education - committee, announced today that the senators and a number of the representatives will visit Wai alee Industrial School next Sunday. The proposed visit ; to Molokai has been ptit over until a week from that date. , Opinions were divided today in the senate as to the proposal by Senator Cooke of the health committee to limit the Kalaupapa visitors to that com mittee, the health committee from the house and aew others. Senator W. T. Robinson says that he believes it the duty of all the taembers to go to the settlement and he will stand for such a visit despite the fact that it will cost $750 to charter a vessel. President Chillingworth favors the idea of lessening the number of those who will make the trip. Such sena tors and repre3entatl ves as desire to go should be allowed the trip, he say8, but otherwise there is no reason for taking all of them. Senator Cooke stated this afternoon that the Inter-Island Company has de creased its first price by $200 for the trip and the trip should be made Fri day night. " r : .. . Strict regulation of firearms is pro vided in a bill Introduced this after noon in the legislature by Senator R. W. Shingle. - Shingle proposes to establish a new territorial office to be known as the registrar of firearms, the salary there of to be $1200 a year. ; The duty of the officer would be to keep a complete and consolidated rec ord of the purchase and sale of fire arms in the territory, as shown by re ports of city and county clerks. He shall ; make a quarterly report to the govenor. .' , i The following bills passed first read ing in the senate today. TiWSenate .Bill 89 ;, Relating' to exemption from taxation of water companies. Coney. . r, :i . ',-r-'- Senate Bill.90 Making an appropriation of $2000 from the general revenues for comple tion of a homestead road, Makawao district, MauLr-Baldwin. . ; c : ;tT Senate Blli at V ,Jv;V f--T Relating.toearmsitShlngle. i GNLYINEATER - - r COMPANIES EXEMPT ':r'BY,C0NEYSBILL New - water companies only would be exempt from taxation for a period of tetr yarffom January 1, 1918, un der a bill introduced this afternoon in WILL REGULATE FlREARi.lS SALE 'MVT- LI IBS AM ITA HEVrJlAfJ S Dramatic Soprzinb, for 3 years soloist with ': r Cassasa's Band in : Golden ' ' ; ' Gate Park t r sl H ss' 'Vs 1 1 In the Rathskeller from NOT READY YET ON PLEBISCITE BILL Consideration or the senate bill pro-' viding a plebiscite at which the, voters may decide cn the prohibition question ' will' be taken up by the house judici-:, ary committee the latter part of this ; week, Chairman Lorrin Andrews an-; nounced today . ., . t Chairman Atorews says that, per- sonally. there is a doubt in his mind . whether the bill would hold for the i reason that it provides a plebi?ite' after ihe bill has been passed. j 'It seems to roe," he says, "that the cart is before the horse, as the saying goes. It seems' to me. the right way to go about this ; thing Would be to have a plebiscite where the people could vote for or against the passage of a prohibition bilf Thlt hnwcvM l Phnfrroan An-! drews personal opinion. , What the committee will decide on this point is a matter of conjecture and probably will . not be :.: known until next week. Andrews now is looking into the legal ity of. the measure. As soon as the judiciary" committee of the house completes work on bills now being gone over, it will take up for consideration the senate measure providing for the abatement of vice by Injunction. ;.. : w Consideration of this measure wll come as soon as the committee ha finished with, or reported out on the bills relating to prohibition and work man sicompensation. The prohibition bill Is to be taken up the latter part v Chairman Lorrin Andrews expects to reach the abatement bill early next week. If it is deemed necessary, or if the request is made, a public hearing on .the measure will be held. , ' ' ilrs. H. R. Meyer of Kalai. Molokai, aged 43, died at the Queen's hospital yesterday afternoon; .The body Is at Williams' and the funeral was to be held from there at 3 o'clock this aft ernoon. Burial will be f in Nuuanu cemeterr. Rev. Fr. Stephen J. Alen castre will officiate. The deceased was born here and Is survived by sis ters, Mrs. Charles Lucas, Mrs. .William Meyer, Mrs.' George Lucas and Mrs. Henry Weight; a brother, 'A. T, Ban nister, and children ; Miss i Victoria, Mis Kalama, .Mrs. W. G. Goodhue, Mrs. J. D. McVeigh, Jr Rudolph and the legislature by Senator J. H. Coney Coney's bill disagrees with a similar one from Senator Sningle In that it would -not allow- water companies al ready established to continue free from taxation as at present. - ;T i ' l do not favor letting inese estab lished water companies go free," sahi Coney today in speaking . bf . his " bill. "Exemption from taxation is all right for new companies, however." i The Korea Manx admiralty case was continued this-morning.'. s: . 1L COMMENCING T0KIIGE-3T. : ALEXANDER YOUNG HOTEL EAT H SKELLER AND ROOF GAED'.EH , ..... - -; New Arrivals by the Matsonia THE FAMOUS Russian -'its High Class Selections, and will ' also furnish Music for; DAM CENG 7 to 8:30 P. M. Tiffin and Supper will be Served on the Roof Garden, HARRY E.STINSON, , Manager to) ? Ji ; Ilns. . 'i WE STORE EVERYTHING JAMES H. LOVE FATHER'S FAVORITE ; . t r .Hnead' that uicomparabte f,:T doliveml at your door freshly wrapped, i PHONE PHONE 2295 REACHES - HuGlace-PecIi Co., Ltd ALL KINDS OF ROCK AND SAND FOR CONCRETE WORK. , T.TT FIREWOOD AND COAL .-;.T'-- - 93 QUEEN STREET . . v P.O. BOX 212 mi imn rnn urn ir Ul fill X LIIU I'l fll ll ' f U .l I Ilia WIUI 11 jl L1U1U I Ull If ilLll I ALONG BEACH ARE It will not be necersaxy to condemn any land for the right of way of the proposed Waikiki Beach promenade with the exception of, the Seaside Hotel and Heinle's Tavern, both of which project out : over . the beach. Both buildings evidently trespass oyer tia Vt r a Una ' ' ' - -This is one: of the important fea Vtures of the promenade survey report being considered this afternoon, by the board of harbor commissioners. The report was written by Engineer I C. King, assisted by other engineers of the public works department, working under rupervision of Supt. Charles R. Forbes. ; , T ;;..:T-;i',"'- ", ; King's report recommends a com bination concrete promenade to cost $93,198. ; He offers estimates of costs of other -types of promenade, ranging from $764'0 down to $32,29L, . : The . promenade as proposed com mences at Fort De Russy and: con- 'tinues along the beach to the public baths, a distance of 6400 feet. The design recommended In the report pro vides a seawall to encourage accretion. stairways allowing bathers, access to the bathing, beaches, - and ttfe swalk proper to, be in general below the tops ot existing walls. TT j"-T - POLICE COURT NOTES Ayau paid $30 for participating in a chefa, lottery. .. 's' - John .Richards, accused of profanity, was discharged. : ; . " , The charge of threatening against Keliiahonui has been nolle prossed. Joe Hama has ben accused of steal t LI I SS ELEArJ o n b n A V 6 Soprano and Violinista popular favorite ftt the Cliff House, Safr v Francisco Orchestra will 'continue : t - ' On the Roof CITY TRANSFER COMPANY ';.-T; PHON 1281 1-4-34' - . in . ing freni Ellen LiUii., He will be (I. C Keleher waa arrested last : night by motorcycle policemen on a j charge of. heedless driving. Rbbt? K. Wilcox got ' a sua iwnded sentence fordriving an auto which did not have the proper lights. The cases of Daisr Mahiko and Peter Keola accused of a statutory effense, were nolle prossed In police courLj'-4. '..i ;'' T : BOARD VOTES EXPENSES OF CHARTER CONVENTION The' board of supervisors was called uiwn iuesmy vpnins o pproinr ate $782.62 which la the amount it cost the charter convention to draw the charter ncAv" before the le;i- lauire.. - -'... .-. There was sozne deposition to ques tion the obligation, but it waa point ed out 'that an a':t of the legislature "directs" the board to make the pay went. : '- . The' Farm Cornn-Waddel! case has cone over for a hearing April 26. 1 (7n 3 to bu3 up end lacp op thca hcsli. i Surely it jvQ Cs zz xnsci for you, but insist cn CCOiTJ. 8 Garden from, 9 to 12 t f ... 1 ' . .. - - - - 1 r . . ' . ' ' ' t - ' i . . i . -. - -: - '- - s