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18S2, No. 8553 Hawaiian Mar, Vol. XXX, No. 9595 14 PAGES HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 192314 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS 3:30 I Edition I II A I TAX RATES FOR SOLUTION OF 8 OFFICIALS ARRESTED IN BOOZE PLOTS Tribute Paid To Founder Of Organized Baseball In YANKS UNDER FIRE AT A1X; NONE INJURED FARM AGENT PLAN BACKED BK GOllTTEE DRYS 'BOUGHT' VOLSTEAD ACT, OPPONENT SAYS HUHH DISTRICT, Impressive Ceremony Here Major League Players and High Officials Place Wreath on Cartwright Grave, Pay Oral Tribute ss he went along until he came to Hawaii. Dole Remembers Him CURRENT YEAR S001 INCREASE Estimates By Treasurer Give Oahu 3.05, Maui 3.27, Hawaii 3.48, Kauai 3.26 Drop in Total Net Assessed Valuations in 1922 Given as Reason for Advances Upon the basis of figures now available, Henry Hapal.

territorial treasurer, has estimated the 1923 tax rates for the counties and the city and county, each of the rates being an increase over those for 1922. The estimated rates for this year and the 1923 rates are as follows; County- 1922 1923 Vet. 3.05 3 4 a.27 Pet. Honolulu 2.89 Hawaii 3.25 Maui 3.1 Kauat 3.03 3.2t This means that in the city and county of Honolulu the tax will be $30.60 for each $1000 of valuation: on Hawaii, $34.80 for each $1000: on Maui. $32.27 for each $1000.

and on Kauai, $32.60 for each $1000. The Increase in the Honolulu rate is $1.60: Hawaii, $2.30: Maui. $1.10. and Kauai, $2.40. Due to Valuation Drop, The increases in the rates.

Hapai explains. Is due to the drop In net assessed valuations In all of the counties, with the exception of the city and county of Honolulu, during 1922, this figure being used as the basis for arriving at the rates for 1923. The total net assessments for 19H. all counties, upon which the 19:12 tax rate was based, was and the proportion of the city and county of Honolulu to the whole was Sl.87 per cent. The total net assessments for 1922 totaled a considerable decrease, and the proportion of the city and county to the whole was 65.38 per cent, also an increase.

This increase in proportion accounts for the increase in the Honolulu tax rate, although the net assessed valuations of the city and county in 1922 were higher than in 1921. The 1921 net assessed valuations in the city and county, upon which the 1922 tax rate of 2.89 per cent was based, totaled $140,042,552, and the net assessed valuations in 1922, in which the estimated new rate for 1923 is based, totaled $140,589,608. On Maul the net assessed valua tion in 1921 was $43,822,985, while last year it was $38,984,838, a de crease and the figure upon which the estimated 1923 rate is based. On Hawaii the net assessed valuation in 1921 was $61,360,781, and last year it was $52,028,686. This decrease is responsible for the Increase in the estimated 1923 rate.

On Kauai the net assessed valuation in 1921 was $24,987,648, and in 1922 it was 275,847. Make Assessments Property assessments are now be ing made by the tax offices li the several counties and the city and county, and it Is to these asitess-ments that the estimated 1923 tax rate will apply. In other words, the 1923 tax will be based upon 1923 assessments. It now appears unlikely that any changes will be made in the esti mated rates arrived at by the terri torial treasurer. Within a few days the estimated rates and accompany ing memoranda will be forwarded to the assessors of the respective counties and city and county.

MURRAY PLEADS GUILTY ON HEEDLESS DRIVING CHARGE AND PAYS $25 Harry E. Murray, collector of cus toms, pleaded guilty to a charge of heedless driving when arraigned in police court- this morning and was fined $25 and costs. Murray was arrested yesterday as a result of an Automobile accident which occurred Sunday night when his machine struck and injured Mrs. W. C.

Burger. Attorney James L. Coke appeared in court for Murray, waived the reading of the complaint and pleaded guilty for his client Mrs. Burger, who received injuries to both ankles when she was struck by Murray's car, was unable to appear in court. Coke paid the fine for his client.

3 MINERS KILLED IN BLAST IN IDAHO (Associated Press by Naval Radio) SPOKANE, Jan. 23. Three unidentified miners were killed today and 30 others were overcome with gas and fire at the 1400-foot level of the Morning mine, seven miles from Wallace, Idaho, according to dispatches reaching here. Officials of the company said that all of the men underground had been ac counted for. COTTON REPORT (Associated Press by Naval Radio) WASHINGTON, Jan.

23. The census bureau announced today that cotton ginned prior to January 16 aggregated 9,652.601 bales, as compared with a total of 7.912,452 bales for the same period last scav. 4- BASEBALL TODAY Moiliili field is In fine shape despite the heavy rain last night and the game between the Ail-Americans and the Braves will be played at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon as scheduled. Ashman Beaven says he has used artificial means to dry off the field and that the grounds will be in shape-, for some fast baseball unless a cloudburst appears within an hour before the game. The Wanderers will meet the All-Americans at Moiliili field at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow (Associated Press by Naval Radio) GARY, Jan.

23. Eight officials, three former officials and numbers of other persons in Gary and Lake county were arrested today on a charge of conspiracy to violate the prohibition law. The defendants include Mayor R. C. Johnson, Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Kinder, Sheriff W.

H. Olds, City Judge William Dunn, four policemen and three attorneys. Bootleggers To Be Taxed Upon Income 'Board and Room' Received During Jail Sentence, Taxable Items More sad news for Honolulu boot leggers they'll have to pay income tax! The authority for the statement is none other than J. Walter Jones, collector of internal revenue for Hawaii. And the only item that bootleg gers will be permitted to deduct will be for "business expenses." All "board and lodging" received by bootleggers as the result of their illicit operations will have to be reported as income.

"According to the federal law all persons are obliged to report every dollar of their incomes from every source," explained Collector Jones today. "Under the law every source in this instance would refer to the profits derived by- a manufacturer of intoxicating beverages, regardless of whether or not such beverages are legally or illegally manu factured. "The fines received by the boot legger are not deductable, but the food and quarters received as the result of a jail sentence for a violation of the prohibition act would have to be reported as income under the law." NOT GUILTY OF SLAUGHTER Jury Acquits Kiessel and Lau; Territorial Law is Declared to Be Faulty A jury in Judge Ray J. O'Brien's circuit court this, afternoon re turned a verdict acquitting Clarence Lau and Thomas Kiessel. charged with manslaughter in the third degree.

Lau and Kiessel were alleged to have collided in an auto accident. on September 18, 1921, which re suited in the death of an 8 -year- old boy, Ralph G. Schuman. It was held by the defense that under the present laws, manslaughter in the third degree is not defined, and that therefore no conviction could be valid, Manslaughter is generally defined in the statutes, but in its specific degrees only penalties are given, with no definition Harry T. Mills, in presenting his closing argument for the defense, held that in addition to the conten tion of the defense, that the two de fendants were not racing, the present statutes governing manslaugh ter rendered it impossible for a jury to return a conviction.

"The territorial statute defines manslaughter," he said, "but only generally. It does not define the various degrees. Hence a person may validly be convicted for man slaughter, but there can be no punishment inflicted as none is provided for in the law "On the other hand, if the jury returns a verdict finding tho de endant guilty of manslaughter in the third degree, as charged, while punishment is provided for this of fense in the statute, the offense it self is not defined, and the convic tion would be invalid, as the jury would not be in a position to know what constitutes manslaughter" in the third degree and therefore could not find a person guilty of that of fense. "There can be no valid conviction of manslaughter in any specific de gree under the existing statutes of the territory, and if no degree is mentioned, there can be no punish ment inflicted. Lau and Kiessel were each driv ing along Hotel St.

and had passed Punchbowl St. in the direction of Waikiki, when KJessel's car 'overturned, pinning him under the wheel and causing an injury to the Schuman boy which resulted in his death. The prosecution charged that the two boys were racing along the street, and that the accident was a result of a collision between the two cars. The defendants declared they had not been racing, and that the overturning of Kiessel's car was due to a locked steering wheel. Schuman was sitting in the seat beside KiesseL C.

S. Stevens, who was the principal witness for the prosecution, declared that he saw the boys traveling at a fast rate of speed. Other witnesses were William Miles, John R. Borges and A. G.

Hodgins. i HONOLULU WEATHER The highest temperature for the 24 hours, ending at 8 a. nr. today was 75 degrees; lowest, 68 degrees; rainfall, 0.36 inches. Barometer: Highest, 29.85 inches; lowest, 29.76 inches.

Highest wind velocity. miles per hour from the south vest. Forecast for Honolulu and vicin- ity: Light to gentle variable breeze: MM Several Shots Fired at U. S. Liaison Officers With Belgians (Associated Press by Naval Radio) BRUSSELS, Jan.

23. Several shots were fired at American liaison officers attached to Belgian headquarters, according to a dispatch today from Aix la Chappelle. The officers were not injured. British Hold Aloof (Associated Press by Naval Radio) LONDON, Jan. 23.

The British government instructed its military representatives on the Rhine today to refrain from interfering with the arrests or expulsions of German officials by the French. The representatives aJso were ordered to refrain from cooperating with the French in such operations or allowing themselves to be involved in any incidents of this nature. A dispatch to the Times from Essen says great concern is felt in British military and official circles, owing to the French order expelling German finance officials at Cologne who refuse to accede to their demands. The dispatch says the British will have to either acquiesce In the French action or withdraw the British troops who have remained in the Rhineland since the close of the war. Borah Attacks France (Associated Press by Naval Radio) WASHINGTON, Jan.

23. Senator William E. Borah, Republican of Idaho, has issued a statement attacking the French policy in the Ruhr, and criticizing the state department for what he characterized as its policy of silence and inactivity with reference to the situation. BRITAIN. JAPl AND AMERICA IN ARMS AGREEMENT Have Understanding on Pro cedure if France and Italy Fail to Ratify (Associated Press by Naval Radio) TOKIO, Jan.

23. Premier Kato told the diet today that while no formal negotiations have been offered "there is an understanding between the United States, Great Britain and Japan regarding the steps to be taken if the other powers fail to ratify the Washington agreements" on limitations of naval armaments. Kato Outlines Plans TOKIO, Jan. 23. Admiral Baron Kato.

premier of Japan, addressing the joint session of the house of lords and house of representatives today, declared that the government intends to develop the strength and resources of the empire through peaceful economic competition with the rest of the world. The premier, although minister of the navy and admiral in active service, was dressed in civilian clothes. He had been ill for some time, but the force of his address gave no indication that he had been physically indisposed. Baron Kato said that an administration measure for the creation of a jury system in Japanese courts will be introduced for the consideration of the 45th diet. Business and liquor taxes will be revised and abolished," he said.

Following Premier Kato, Viscount Y. Uchida, minister of foreign affairs, spoke on Japan's foreign policy. In speaking on the Chinese question he said that the empire's policy toward China is to cooperate with her peacefully and economically. Refuse to Comment (Associated Press by Naval Radio) WASHINGTON. Jan.

23. Offi cials of the state department refused today to comment on the statement of Premier Kato of Japan concern ing an understanding between the United States, Great Britain and Japan on action if the other powers failed to ratify the Washington agreement, it was indicated, however, that the Washington adminis tration has every reason to expect that France and Italy will approve the treaty. The treaties on limitation of na val armaments agreed upon at the Washington conference a year ago have so far failed of rati fication by France and Italy. A movement is now under way in France to obtain early ratification. A committee of the French chamber of deputies has re ported favorably on a resolution providing for ratification, and Pre mier Poincare in public statements has declared that he will aid in obtaining action on the treaties.

Indications that Great Britain. Japan and the United States will not permit the work of the conference to be upset by the failure of France or Italy to ratify have been seen in several recent dispatches from Washington, London and Tokio. No public announcement of the nature of the understanding between the three powers has yet been made, however. Premier Kato's announcement to the diet today is believed to be the outcome of a request for information on the subject made recently by that body. LEAGUE RULING ON MOSUL OIL DISPUTE SOUGHT BY CURZ0N (Special Star-Bulletin Correspondence) LAUSANNE, Jan.

23. Lord Cur-zon. the British foreign minister, proposed today that the Mosul oil dispute be referred to the league of nations. The Turks demanded a plebiscite -of the district, Curzon re I jetting the proposal. FRENGHJHREftT Absolute Severance of Communication With Rest of Germany is Now Proposed Dozen Mines Are Tied Up By Strikes; Trials of German Leaders Postponed (Special Star.

Bulletin Correspondence) HAMBURG, Jan. 23. Sixty-five thousand employes of the Thyssen plants here and at Muhlheim struck today following the refusal of the French to release Frit Thyssen. General DeGoutte, the French commander, refused to receive a delegation of the Thyssen workers. (Associated Pre.a by Naval Radio) PARIS, Jan.

23. Government circles announced to day that the complete iso lation of the Ruhr district and the absolute severance of its communication with the remainder of Germany would be the next step in the French program of oc cupation if German resist ance continued. Only one-fouth of the normal out put of coal has been taken from the Ruhr mining region since the occupation by French and Belgian troops. The decrease Is attributed to passive resistance on the part of Germany. The deficit in coal deliveries from the Ruhr has already caused the l'rench business men to place large increased orders in England.

French In Danger (Associated Press by Naval Radio) BERLIN. Jan. 23. The German tovernment has informed France hnt the Bavarian government is un nble to guarantee longer the safety of Emll Dard, the French minister at Munich. All German customs officers at Mayence and Gustavisburg walked out in protest against the arrest of the director of customs and other officials, according to advices from the Ruhr district.

Trials Are Postponed (Associated ress by Naval Ridlo) MAYENCE. Jan. 23. The trials of the German industrialists charged with attempting to obstruct the French occupation of the Ruhr were postponed today until Wednesday. More Join Strike.

(Associated Press by Naval Radio) ESSEN. Jan. 23. No wheel was fning today and no pick was in at least a dozen mines IT the Ruhr valley. The latest additions to the strikers' ranks were the entire forces of the Matthias and Stinnes mines in the Essen district and the Thyssen mines at Hamborn.

INVITES REFUGEES Seek Permission to Admit 1 Wandering Exiles of 'White Fleet (Associated Press by Naval Radio), ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 23. Dan Southerland, delegate to congress from Alaska, was asked today by businessmen and others to request the government to permit the exiled Siberian refugees under Admiral: Stark to settle in Alaska, where 15,000,000 acres are available for them. The refugees are now in Manila bay. The refugees referred to in the above dispatch are aboard the "white fleet" commanded by Admiral Stark, which fled from Vladivostok following the evacuation of the Japanese and the subsequent recapture of the city by the Chita troops, and has since been wandering penniless and without food, fuel or clothing, throughout the Far East The ships of the tleet first headed for Korea in the hope that the refugees would be permitted to land there by the Japanese authorities.

For days, the vessels, whose passengers included hundreds of women and children, lay in the harbor, while tho Japanese dsbated how to dispose of them. Plague broke out and there was great suffering aboard. Finally sufficient food and fuel was given them to permit them to go to Japan. They went to Nagasaki, and after a similar experience there, crossed to Shanghai. Several hundred children aboard were placed in orphanages at Shanghai, but the remainder of the refugees were not permitted to land.

By illicitly trading arms for food, the passengers managed to live. Donations from Chinese sources finally made it possible for them to leave Shanghai. They were supplied with sufficient coal to pet them to Manila, where they hoped to be either given permission to land, or enough coal and food to get tbem around India, through the Suez and back to Europe. At Manila, the ships have been held at quarantine for the past few days, and permission to land has so far been refused. KURUSU ON COAST rSpeclat Star-Bulletin Correspondence) jkSAN FRANCISCO, Jan.

23. Sa-iJLro Kurusu, Japanese charge 4raff aires at Chile, arrived here yes-. terday from Tokio and will leave tonight for Santiago by way of New York. SKA Organized baseball today paid tribute to its founder. Beneath the drowsy shade of palm trees in Nuuanu cemetery there gathered about the tombstone of Alexander Joy Cartwright early this afternoon the members of the All- American baseball party, major leaguers who have been touring ihe Orient and are now on their way home.

In their neat white uniforms that contrasted strangely against the green background, they stood with bared heads while an immense wreath was laid upon the grave and while Sanford B. Dole, first president of the Hawaiian Republic, Herb Hunter, of the baseball party. and Wallace R. Farrington, gov ernor of Hawaii, paid oral tribute to the memory of one of the island's greatest citizens. Judge Dole briefly sketched the career of Alexander Joy Cartwright how he organized the Knickerbocker Baseball Club of New York, stepped off the first diamond, drew up the first set of rules and engineered the first game of organized baseball.

Then he told how Cartwright went west with the gold rush of 1849, spreading the game GOVERNOR WILL Farrington, in Going Over Budget, Finds That Money Will Not Be Available There is little or no likelihood that recommendations for Increases of salaries of territorial employes will be presented to the legislature. This announcement was made to day by Governor Wallace R. Farrington. who is engaged in whipping into shape a general administration budget, embodying the budgets of the various territorial departments and bureaus and covering the 1923-25 biennial period. In going over the budget, the governor said, "1 can see no possi-; bility of any increases in The reason is that there will not be sufficient money available." Asked as to the possibility of decrease in salaries of territorial employes, the governor replied: "I am not ready at this time to say anything in that regard." The governor pointed out that the legislature of 1921 increased a larje number of the salaries of territorial employes on the basis of an increase in the cost of living.

None of these salaries has been reduced. In some instances, the governor continued, business houses have reduced salaries, but general Inquiry shows that there was no general reduction among the class of employes that compares with the employes of the territory. While the governor intimated there was little likelihood of a flat cut, on the other hand he said he was not prepared to approve any increases in salaries for the very simple reason that the necessary money will not be available. Budgets that have been sub mitted to the governor by the de- partments and bureaus, covering their needs for the next biennial period, include, in many instances recommendations for salary in- creases. Deport Aliens In Booze Biz, New Possibility Conqress May Have Chance to Whack Hawaii With Special 'Dry' Law Congress may be asked to enact a "dry" law specifically applicable to Hawaii, and carrying the proviso that deportation be added to the penalty imposed upon aliens convicted of trafficking in liquor.

According to an unconfirmed report, certain Honolulans are planning tn nine before the 1923 legis lature a concurrent resolution me morializing the department of justice at Washington to use its influence toward the passage of a federal "dry" law that would apply to Hawaii. The purpose would be. it is said, to grant the territory added police power in the handling of violations of the prohibition law, confining the hearings and trials of liquor cases to the territorial courts, and providing stiff penalties in cases of conviction. It is understood that those behind the movement favor the deportation of all aliens. convicted of manufacturing, selling or distributing intoxicating liquor, and would urge that such a proviso be embodied in the law, should one be passed.

Another feature of the bill, it is reported, would be unusually heavy penalties for convicted citizen violators. ROBBERS GET $50,000 IN BROOKLYN HOLDUP (Associated Press by Naval Radio) NEW YORK, Jan. 23. Four robbers held up messengers from the Municipal bank of Brooklyn today and escaped with $50,000. GRAIN MARKET Associated Press by Naval Radio) CHICAGO, Jan.

23. Wheat, red, unquoted; wheat, hard, $1.15 per bushel; corn, mixed, 694 cents per corn, yellow, 69i cents per bushel. Partial Report on Marketing of Hawaiian Produce Is Submitted to Governor Territory Should Assume En tire Expense of County Agents, Committee's View Recommendations that a system of county farm agents be established in connection with the Lmversity of Hawaii, and that the territory assume the entire expense, are contained in a partial report submitted to Governor Wallace R. Farrington by a committee on the marketing of Hawaiian produce. The com mittee is composed of university professors.

The partial report is unusually timely in that it is likely that the 1923 legislature, convening on Feb ruary 21, will be asked to consider the advisability of establishing, or rather reviving, the county farm agent system. Such a system pre vailed in the islands during the war period, and was found to be of valuable assistance to homesteaders, small farmers and others engaged in growing foodstuffs. Members of the committee who are making a survey of the Hawaiian produce market at the re quest of the governor are Professors David L. Crawford, L. A.

Henke and F. G. Krauss. They were ap pointed by Dr. Arthur L.

Dean, president of the university. States Provide Agents County farm agents have been provided in the states and are as sociated with the universities and agricultural colleges, the federal government paying part of the expense. As congress has not included Hawaii in appropriations of this nature, it would pay the territory to assume the whole expense, the committee says. The committee at this time does not see its way clear to advise in favor of the creating of a new mar keting agency. The aim, the report says, would be for the agents to help the farmers to use the existing agencies to the best advantage They could act as intermediaries between farmers and associations of farmers and the middleman for the purpose of obtaining more ad vantageous contracts, the report adds.

Through work of this kind, the agents would come into intimate personal contact with the whole maket situation and they would ob tain, much information which the present committee needs but cannot get while working on the campus, Would Visit Farm Districts County farm agents, the report continues, would visit all farm dis tricts and advise the small farmers as to production and marketing of all farm products, including sugar cane and pineapples. They should give instruction as to the grading and packing or crating of produce. They should try to obtain better shipping conditions including de livery at destination. They should collect information as to the supply and demand for various commodities and the prices, and should make such information available to farm ers. The university extension letter is doing this to some extent now.

The partial report continues, in part, as follows: "If, after this work is carried on for a year or two it shall appear that the farmer's produce cannot be marketed efficiently and with fair prices through existing agencies, we will have the information necessary to the formulation of a plan for a new agency or for 'regulatory power In relation to existfng agen cies. We believe that considerable benefit can be gained through such work as we propose to have done the first year. "The farm agents should include one or more competent to advise the small sugar and pineapple growers, but the agents should not be charged 'with the responsibility of making contracts with the mills for the manufacture of sugar. This responsibility should rest with some other agency. Studies and Observations "The general problem of marketing farm produce in Hawaii involves many factors.

"There are the producers and their systems of economic relationships as land owners or tenants, employers, debtors, sellers, shippers, buyers, and owners of equipment. There are the various types of middlemen with their places of business, established business relationships with producers, other middlemen and consumers, and with their relations as creditors and debtors. And fin ally there are the consumers who may need studying too. but who are not receiving more than Incidental attenton from the committee just now. "Running all through these strictly economic relationships and modifying them to an unknown extent -is a general system of social relationships based largely on race and having their particular character more or less determined by the historic circumstances under which the people concerned came to Hawaii and reached their present economic status.

The marketing system is not a superficial thing subject to arbitrary modifications. It is closely related to fundamental social and economic conditions and any successful effort to improve the situation must take these conditions into consideration. Method of Study A considerable part of the information needed is of such a char-ater that it can be secured by consulting various official records and records of private business corporations and firms. Professor Henke has in this way secured, important data as to the production and marketing of cattle, sheep, and bogs. "We find that from the standpoint of the producers of such livestock the marketing situation is pretty satisfactory.

Through the assistance of Hon. George Cooke of the Hawaiian Homes Commis- (Continued on Page 3.) "I remember him well." said Judge Dole, "a great biff broad-shouldered man who had no trouble In quelling a riot single-handed one day on the docks here. Of course his playing days were over when I came to Hawaii, but I recall him many times as being called upon to settle disputes. Judge Dole pointed out that it was Cartwright's work that influ enced baseball to become a national rame rather than being confined nrd remaining provincial to the eastern seaboard. He added that the climate here was the kind that permitted baseball the year around and that while Hawaii may not have produced great stars, it made up in enthusiasm what it lacked in ability thus far.

Herb Hunter, in charge of the All-American baseball party, made the speech In conjunction with the laying of the wreath. Speech By Hunter Hunter said: "When we left home a few months ago, pronounced as "Base-Continuea on Page 13) BELL AGAIN IS UNDER ARREST ON WOMAN'S CHARGE Held for Burglary on Complaint of Mrs. Anderson, Who Also Charges Assault John Bell, rent car driver, was ar raigned in police court this morning on a charge of burglary in the first degree and his case was continued until January 25 on petition of his attorney. The complaint, which was filed against Bell yesterday by Mrs. Jack Anderson, charges Bell with enter ing the woman's home at 237 Vine yard Sunday night and remov ing a Quantity of her personal ef fects.

Mrs. Anderson reported" the affair to Chief of Detectives Mc- Duffie yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Anderson later obtained a warrant and Bell was arrested on a charge of burglary. He was booked at the police station and was later released on $250 bonds.

The bond was continued in police court this morning when the defendant asked for a continuance. The defense wanted a longer continuance but the court set the case for Thursday morning when Claus L. Roberts, po lice court prosecutor, announced that the matter will be presented to the territorial grand jury Thursday afternoon. Bell's Troubles Plentiful This is the second time that Mrs. Anderson has had Bell arrested within the past year, and the third time that he has been arraigned in court on serious charges.

Bell was arrested the first time on complaint of Mrs. AndersRn following an alleged attack on the woman on June 30 last year. Mrs. Anderson told the authorities' that Bell called at her home at noon on the day of the alleged assault and volunteered to take her to market In his machine. Mrs.

Anderson knew Bell, she says, and consented to drive to town with him. her 7- year-old son accompanying her. As soon as Mrs. Anderson and her son entered the automobile, she said. Bell drove toward the Makiki district instead of to the market and refused to stop the machine until he had reached a lonely spot on the road leading to Round Top.

At this point Bell stopped the car and demanded that Mrs. Anderson give him a $400 diamond ring which she had on her hand, she alleged, and. drawing a pocket knife, flourished it before her. Mrs. Anderson said that she sue ceeded in knocking the knife out vja.

xi a siciiivj auu 1 I urn iu CJH.p3t but that he held her by the hair with on hand and struck her on the face and chest with the other. Beaten Unconscious Mrs. Anderson wan beaten unconscious, she charged, and Bell forced the ring off her finger. Mrs. Anderson's son told the same story.

Mrs. Anderson was taken to the emergency hospital. Bell was arrested and the case was turned over to the grand jury. An inaicimeni was returned on a 1 charge of robbery This case is still pending in the circuit court. Bell was arrested again on Oct.

31 on a charge of extortion after detectives had laid a trao and caught him as he left the office of T. A. Cooke, after receiving $550 from the latter. Cooke cooperated with the police in handling the case- Bell had threatened to harm Cooke if he did not pay $1,000, ac cording to the authorities. Bell was indicted by the territorial grand jury on a charge of extortion and this case also is pending in the circuit court.

Bell was released on bond in each of the two cases which are awaiting trial. CABINET MEET HALTED BY HARDING'S ILLNESS (Associated Press by Naval Radio) WASHINGTON. Jan. 23. President Harding remained away from his office again today as the result of his attack of grippe.

The regular weekly cabinet session this afternoon was postponed because of his illness. Brig. Gen. Charles E. Sawyer, the president's physician, said that the chief executive's temperature is normal, but he advised a continued rest.

Mrs. Harding is recovering from her recent illness and abandoned her wheel chair today. She walked around the White House. Civic Service Reform Chief Alleges Huge Corruption In Enforcement Service Officers Appointed by Political Leaders, Under Spoils Service, Claim WASHINGTON (By Associated Press). Charges that the Anti-Saloon League "bought" the Volstead act with congressional patronage and that the federal prohibition enforcement service "is corrupted from top to bottom by a set of depraved political officials appointed under the spoils system" are made in a letter written by William D.

Foulke, vice-president of the National Civic Service Reform League, to S. E. Nicholson, secretary of the Anti-Saloon League, made public by Mr. Foulke. Mr.

Nicholson, according to Mr. Foulke, recently declared that application of the civil service system to the prohibition enforcement service established under the Volstead act "would have been to Jeopardize the passage of the enforcement bill" -when it was before congress. In answer Mr. Foulke contended: "That means that you have bought the bill with congressional patronage and paid for it not with your own money, but far worse, with offices paid for out of the taxes levied upon the people, I do not at all suppose you understood the immorality of that act, but in any reasonable system of ethics, it was far more indefensable than opposing the civil service law." Referring to the prohibition enforcement service, Mr. Foulke's letter said: "The service is corrupted from top to bottom by a set of depraved political officials appointed under the spoils system which you promoted.

Even those who seem anxious to enforce the law are bo ignorant and inefficient that they make illegal searches and arrests in violation of the fourth amendment to the constitution as re cently decided by one of our federal- courts. I could go on for hours with the details, but why do so? President Harding himself announced in his message that they had become a national scandal and called upon the governors for help in that fer which the na tional force, if decently adminis tered, ought to be adequate." SPY CHARGE IN MO JEN FINE R. M. Andrews, American Merchant, Pleads Guilty to Breaking Navigation Law (Associated Press by Naval Radio) TOKIO. Jan.

23. The case against R. M. Andrews, an American, who was accused last autumn of trespassing on the coast defense areas, was 'closed today when Andrews pleaded guilty to a violation of the navigation laws. He was fined 450 yen.

The charges againet Andrews originated last fall and were the subject of a diplomatic protest voiced by U. S. Ambassador Warren and considerable bitterness among the foreign community in Tokio, which alleged that the prosecution was merely another of the "spy scares" organized by police officials of the Japanese capital. Andrews was arrested and held In custody for several days before any formal charge was filed. In the meantime he was questioned by the police, who sought to bring out that he was an American spy despite the fact that he had been born in Japan, had spent the greater part of his life there, and was a member of the firm of Andrews George of Tokio.

Both his home and offices were vigorously searched by the police and, Andrews claimed, many valu able papers removed. A statement ultimately given out by the police said that suspicion had been directed against Andrews be cause it was believed that he had in his possession photographs of some of the fortified areas near Yokohama and it was charged that he visited these districts in his private yacht last summer. Andrews denied all intention of violating the Japanese statutes regulating the taking of photographs and declared that if he had violated them, he had done so unwittingly. DISABLED TANKER IS PICKED UP BY TUG (Associated Press by Naval Radio) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23.

The tug Sea Lion picked up today the Associated Oil Co. tanker William F. Herrin 200 miles southwest of San Francisco and is towing her to this port, according to wireless messages received today. The Herrin struck rough weather several days ago and shipped sea water in her oil tanks. U.

S. LIVESTOCK IS WORTH 5 BILLIONS (Special Star-Bulletin Correspondence) WASHINGTON. Jan. 23. The department of agriculture announced today that livestock in the United States in January 1 was valued at as compared with last year and in January, 1920.

JAPAN ENDS IN 0 tonight, becoming northeast byjsion, we are able to employ an as Wednesday; occasional showers..

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