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OFFICER IN CHARGE
OF GUN THAT STRUCK
BALLOON TO BE TRIED
The officer in command o! the bat
tery at Fort Ruger last week when a
shell from one ot the guna struck an
army balloon, tearing off the right
arm or Corporal Claud Phipps and
endangering the life of Capt. Lee Felt,
observer, is to be tried by general
courtmartial, it is reported. Army offi
cers are still investigating why it was
that after firing was supposed to have
ceased, another shell was fired, pene
trating the basket of the balloon.
Full details of the accident of Sep
tember 14 were learned today. Cor
poral Phipps Is in Tripler general hos
pital, with his right arm amputated!
Just above the elbow. It was prac-j
tlcally torn off by the shell explosion,
only a few shreds of skin and flesh
holding It together.
According to the story told The
Star-Bulletin by witnesses of the ac
cident, the captain and the corporal
had ascended in the balloon at Fort
Ruger to a height of about GOO feet.
They were about 900 feet from the
battery, which was firing one-pounder
shells, about one inch in diameter,
from a gun several times that size
probably a 4.6 inch piece of artillery.
Several shorts had been fired during
half an hour, all going over the bal
loon. Then one of the guns of the bat
tery fired again for some reason not
yet clear. The shell, Instead of pass
ing over the balloon, hit the basket
and exploded. It is believed Its course
may have been deflected by camou
flage wires sursounding the gun em
placement, one of the wires possibly
deflecting the shot.
The shell hit the balloon basket and
exploded, tearing a piece several inch
es long out of Corporal Phipps' arm
the shell fragment entering his arm
below the elbow and coming out Just
above. It took the bone with it, tear
ing it clean away. The shell also tore
five holes in the balloon itself.
Cant. Lee Felt, who was seated in
the bottom of the basket operating
the telephone, was struck by a splin
ter of the instrument board torn from
the side of the basket.
Another fragment of the Bhell ap
pears to have cut the telephone wires
leading from the balloon to the bat
tery, so that there was no telephonic
means of communicating with the bal
loon men on the ground.
"For God's sake cut out that firing:
you've hit us," yelled Corporal Phipps
down to the winchman and other en
listed men o fthe 3rd balloon company,
to whom the balloon belonged. The
balloon was immediately hauled down.
Phipps' yell to cease firing was heard
distinctly by the battery, 300 yards
Corporal Phipps did not lose cons
ciousness or faint, witnesses say. He
exhibited the greatest courage. While
the balloon was being hauled down he
had the Captain Felt make a tourni
quet to stop the flow of blood from his
arm. The almost severed arm was
bleeding terribly, and blood from the
basket dripped to the ground.
An enlisted man who was driving a
truck loaded with rock heard the shell
hit the basket and explode. He drove
his truck up at the top speed, and Cor
poral Phipps was removed from the
balloon and placed on a mattress from
the balloon guard's tent, on top ot the
crushed rock, and rushed to the Fort
Ruger dispensary, where the stump
of his arm was bound up and the flow
ot blood stopped. From Ruger he was
rushed to Tripler general ' hospital,
where his arm was amputated.
The young soldiers' parents live in
Modesto, Calif. He arrived in the
islands with the 3rd balloon company
about four months ago from the mainland-
Phipps carries $10,000 worth
of war risk Insurance, and from It will
receive compensation probably of 50
per cent or more disability, as his
right arm, more useful than the left,
Corporal Phipps is recovering nice
ly at the hospital, and is now able to
walk around. Star-Bulletin.
COL. W. R. RILEY DIES
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Col. William R. Riley, former com
linanding officer of the First Hawaiian
Regiment, N. G. H., died in the Let
terman general hospital at San Fran
cisco, September 7. His wife was at
Colonel Riloy had been in the Let
terman hospital for about a year and
a half. He gradually declined in
health from the time be took com
mand at Fort Shatter when the reg
ulars were sent to the mainland dur
ing the war.
News of his death was received in
Honolulu Wednesday, says the Star
Bulletin. He was buried in the na
tional cemetary with full military
honors. The flag at the Presidio was
lowered to half mast at the time of
the announcement ot his death.
When the National Guard regiment
became the First Hawaiian infantry
in 1918, Colonel Riley was placed in
command o fthe post at Fort Shatter
had more men to his regiment than
ever before. He did much during his
command to beauttify the fort grounds.
While in command he became affiicted
with cancer and was compelled to go
to the Fort Shatter hospital.
He was connected with the National
Guard from 1895, entering as a priv
ate. He rose through the ranks to a
colonelshlp. Colonel RilejOcame to
Honolulu in the early 90s. He was
born at Smith Falls, Canada.
Colonel Riley was in charge of the
carriage and automobile top depart
ment of the Schuman Carriage- Com
pany in civilian life. He was a mem
ber ot the Masonic fraternity, the
Elks and the Eagles.
MRS. HELEN NOONAN
IS STRICKEN WHILE
MOTORING IN CALIF
A cablegram received in Honolulu
announcing the sudden death at
Santa Maria, Calif., last Wednesday
afternoon of Mrs. Helen Noonan of
Honolulu while she was out auto
riding with Dr. and Mrs. George Hey
bert, also of this city, the latter being
a sister of the deceased. Mrs. Noonan
had been on the coast in company
with the Herberts and was supposed
to be in good health, and the news of
her sudden death came as a shock to
her relations here.
Mrs. Noonan, who was affectionate
ly known by every boy or girl of her
acquaintance In Honolulu as "Aunt
Nell Noonan," was a daughter of the
late Captain James Makee, one ot the
most prominent business men of Ha
waii in the old days. She was the
sister of Mrs. E. D. Tenhey, Mrs.
George Herbert and Mrs. Julia Mac
tarlane of Honolulu, Charles B. Ma
kee of Hanalel, Kauai; the late Mrs.
Z. S. Spalding ot Kealia, Kauai, and
the late Mrs. Frank Hastings.
The story of the life of the late
Mrs. Noonan in Honolulu is a story ot
devotion to church activities, to chari
table endeavors of every kind and to
the promotion of everything which
seemed to mean a better city. She
was a prominent member of the Epis
copal church and a leader in some of
its most important branches of work.
In addition she was an indefatigable
worker in other charities of the is
lands, notably the various organiza
tions for the care of the needy, and
the Red Cross. It was commonly
said of "Aunt Nell" that she was al
ways busy helping spmebody.
As a girl Mrs. Noonan was a great
favorite with the royal family. The
late King Kalakaua and Queen Kapio
lani estemmed her highly, and she
was equally beloved by Queen Liliuo
kalani and Princess Kaiulanl.
Particulars in regard to funeral ar
rangements had not been received
here up to a late hour.
SUSPECTED CASE OF
SMALLPOX IS WATCHED
Mystery surrounds a supposed case
of varioloid at Ookala, Hawaii, says
last Sunday's Hilo Tribune. J. S. Ca
ceres, assistant chief sanitary inspec
tor, stated on Saturday that a young
Ilawaian girl nine years of age, re
siding at Ookala. had developed a
strange malady having all the appear
ance of smallpox.
How the disease, if correct, could
have developed, is puzzling the health
authorities, and in the meantime the
officials are taking no chances; the
affiicted one is being treated for the
disease until a complete diagnosis has
determined the exact nature of the
After an illness of many months, John
Todd, a resident of Hilo, passed away
shortly after 5 o'clock Thursday morn
ing at the home of his daughter in
Kalmuki, states the Star Bulletin
Born in Kona, Hawaii, October 1856,
he would have been 64 years of age
Surviving him are his widow and
children, David, Walter, Edmond, Alex
ander, Frances, Minnie, Irene, Mrs.
William Ragsdale of Hilo. Mrs. D. K.
Pahu, Mrs. Rennie of Hardee, Mrs.
Lee Pierce, and 15 grandchildren.
He is a brother of William Todd, of
Hilo, and half-brother to E. V. Todd,
Mrs. J. J. Miehlstein, Mrs. Alice Asch
of Honolulu and A. W. Todd of Kai
waihae He was a number of the Hilo Lodge
Services wie held in St. Andrew's
CathedralFrlday afternoon at 4 o'clock
His ashes were taken to Kona for interment.
The many friends of F. C. Paetow,
of Niulii, Kohala, will regret to learn
of his death "Saturday evening, Sept.
18th, in the Kohala Hospital, accord
ing to a telephone message received
late last evening, says last Saturday's
For a number of years Paetow had
been in failing health and about two
weeks ago suffered a stroke, from
which he never rallied, gradually sink
ing until the end came last evening.
Probably no man was better known
in the Kohala district than the deceas
ed, he having been bookkeeper for the
Niulii plantation for more than two
decade Paetow was a native of Eng
land and about 53 years old at the
time of his death. He was an Elk
and a prominent Mason.
Fire destroyed the garage of J. F.
Woods at Raima ranch, Kohala, Ha
waii, last Saturday afternoon,, the
building being entirely wiped out, In
addition to about 600 gallons of gas
oline going up in smoke, says last
Sunday's Hilo Tribune.
Wood's automobiles were barely sav
ed but the car belonging to Yamanaka,
his chauffer, was completely burned.
The origin of the fire is unknown, the
supposition at present being that it
started from some old oil rags.
OCTOBER 9th IS CLEAN UP DAY
Governor Charles McCarthy has set
aside by proclamation, October 9,
1920, as a clean up, fire and accident
The office of the Fire Marshall of
the Tenitory asks your co-operation
with commercial, industrial, labor,
civic and other organizations to carry
out the purpose for which the day is
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