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thought into a pregnant word or phrase and wndu it ringing through the cfnturies. Wil liam Mathews. ' '- New occasions teach new duties, f ;;'.; : : Time niakrs ancient good uncouth; We must upward still and onward Who would keep abreast the truth. mm, HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, DEOEM BEK 2G, 191 G. NINE j LATEST ACCESSION TO j: CIRCUIT COURT BENCH PFAHFAI I niniiT AFTER 50 YEARS MEETS TROUBLES AT PROPER TEIE BIG ISLAND HIT BY BIO WIS WALDRON FAVORS 10 REVISIT HOSIE NEV CONTRACTOR HEALTH VORK ON WHS PRAISED HA1SEH rtf HILO. Dec 22. Notwithstanding the tremendous rains of this week, the drainage canal through the Walolama - swamp hai been able to take care of the water and convey It to the sea, iSiigtneer Wheeler spent all day Mon day In the heavy rain. Inspecting the canal and other parts of the filled-ln wwamn. Wheeler says that he was delighted to see how the canal took care of the water and he also com men ted upon the fact that the reclaim d Dortion of the swamp shed the wa ter well and se.it It down to the tig ditrh. The 'heavy rains of the early part of the ween flooded other parts of the town, and there was much water to be seen everywhere on Monday last However, the wakuama swamp, through- the eood work of the new canal, showed but little effects from the downpour or rain. At. the Four Miles bridge on the Volcano road there was as usual a tremendous amount of waiter .backed up and there must have been a depth of four feet or more of water over the bridge. The bridge was threatened with destruction early in the day and only for some wires that were attached to It the structure would surely have ; been washed away. As it was, the bridge keeled over at an angle and was only held by the wires. Many people who were on the Olaa side of the flooded bridge had to pro ceed to Eight Miles and there leave their automobiles and take the train for town.1 On the Hilo aide there were many country people stranded and, as In some instances, they lived beyond the Fifteen Miles station, they had to stay in town as the railroad track was washed out at that point The Wailuku river ran higher than it has been seen for some years and a tremendous volume of .water came down the gulch, The Island above the bridge was almost all submerged but when the .water was at its highest there as still a small patch of rock to be en above the raging river. There were some washouts along the government road towards Ha mskua, and small landslides also .hap pened nt some points along the lne. Xr heavy sea , ran along tne coast and. steamers were unable to work at the plantation landings.- .In the konas there aa some rain and: a big thun derstorm on Tuesday last' . : -V. PROSPERITY BLAMED FOR -,v .EPIDEMIC OF GAMBLING SprUi Fut-Bn'iUy CompondBC) WAILUKU,. Maul, Dec 27. The county of Maui profited from planta tion bonus money to the extent ol nearly $1000 during the . past week. It came in the shape of tines and forfeited cash bail of Beveral doxen Oriental gamblers taken in the police dragnets. Most of the. raids were made In the camps of the Puunene plantation, where it is said some big games have been in progress lately. With the unwonted prosperity of plantation laborers at present, due to the heavy bonuses being distributed, rambling Is said to be flourishing all over the territory as never before and stories of big winnings are to be beard. One Japanese from Puunene, who had gotten a little stake of about 1100 from his hoe hanahana, shook tie bones to such good result that he aa swelling around early in the week with $600 in his- pockets. Then he started for Honolulu to take a steamer to Japan, but at L&haina be lost his entire-pile In less than half a day when he encountered some fellow countrymen a little smarter or luckier . than he. JAPANESE HONOR AVIATRIX STINSON TOKIO, Japan. Dec. 24. Miss Cath erine Stinson, the American aviatrix, was yesterday presented with a gold medal the gift of. the City of Tokio. Since arriving here Miss Stinson has made three successful flights. In addition to the medal the bird woman has received a check from Princess Kanin and has been the guest of honor at three dinners given by businessmen and members of the Japanese Women's Association." ,'';':'. GT GATJTIC REVSPAPEIl TRUST IS TOLD WHEW JOURNALISTS ENTER QUARREL " VIENNA, Austria. "Concordia," a journalistic association of Crans, consisting of German-writing news paper men of Bohemia, Salzburg and the Tyrol, has involved itself in a bitter controversy, and in doing so is throwing some interesting side lights on the newspaper situation in Austria by. charging that a definite effort is being made to assemble the press of Vienna in. a gigantic trust Privy Councillor Sleghart of one of the largest, of the Vienna banks is the man the "Concordia" is fighting, and the Journalists claim he, not content -with controlling a large part of the Vienna papers, is now trying to extend nis sphere of influence to Bohemia and the Tyrol. The control Is being exerted, they claim, through the banks, and they want the new government to take a hand In the interests of a free and independent press. Privy Councillor Sieghart, when the attack on him opened, defended him self vigorously and in a communica (Rprll SUr BulUtin Corrrondnc) HILO, Dec. 22. "I believe," said Fred I Waldron the other day. "that something more should be done to amuse the tourist when he or she is in the islands. It is all very well to get the tourists to come to Hawaii, take in the sights and then leave for the mainland again. What I would like to see would be something in the amusement line that would keep the visitors here longer and make them all happier while they are here." "Tourists," continued the j well known Honolulu man," are always on the lookout for amuRements. They are accustomed to have a good time wherever they go in their vacation time. If the Hawaii Promotion Com mittee would take up the home am usement part of the matter. T think there would be more contented tour ists and that they would remain for & longer period in Hawaii than they now do. I would suggest that a big amuse ment hall or pier, where dancing could be indulged in at any old time, would be appreciated by the tourists. People like to dance and there should be some place where they could fox trot or bunny-bug to their heart's con tent. Amusement features should be provided so that time would not hang heavily on the bands of the visitors." Waldron came to Hllo on the Ki nau last Sunday morning in order to be on hand to meet the steamship Great Northern, for which he is the Honolulu agent. He wanted especial ly to meet Mr. O. D. Jackson, general manager of the steamship company, and Mr.; Koeppel, who is the agent for the company in Los Angeles, both the mainlanders are accompanied by their families and they are making the round trip in the Great Northern. FORT BUILDINGS AH old buildings at Fort De Russy madv) useless with the erection of new and modern ones for officers and men will ,be demolished in a very short tilde, according to word at the ! office of the constructing quartermaster..-; v ; '-; , " . : When the wrecking work starts, the cost artillery post for a short time will look as if a hurricane has hit; it in spots, for the old structures are to come down in a urry. - Screens have already arrived for the officers' residences and as soon as they have been installed the work of demolishing the ancient buildings will begin. : MAGISTRATE DEMURS IN ACTION FOR DAMAGES Special Stkr-Bnllctin Gorrtipondence) WAILUKU, -Maul, Dec. 25. On be half of District Magistrate Joseph G. An jo of Makawao, County Attorney Bevins has filed a demurrer to the complaint ot Dang Nam in the latter's suit for $5000 damages, which he claims to have suffeied through hav ing had his person searched for opi um on November . 7. The-demurrer holds that the action against the mag istrate !b not t arranted. The case will probably come up after the first of the year before Judge Edings, Considerable interest attaches to the case. The plaintiff Dang alleges in his complaint that he was arrested by Police Officer Joseph Morris on a John loo search watrant, issued by Judge An jo and subjected to the in dignity ct having his clothing gone through in the presence of a gaping crowd. No opium was brought to light and the damage suit follows. Eugene Murphy is attorney for Dang. PROMINENT NEW YORK FINANCIER IS DEAD NEW YORK. N Y, Dec. 25. Col. Frederick Lawrence, financier and capitalist and president of the New York Stock Exchange, died here yes terday. tion to the new Koerber ministry de clared, first, that he is not an owner of a large part ot the Vienna press; second, that he has no intentions on the press of Bohemia and the Tyrol, and, thirdly, that he never had any Intention to create a newspaper trust "Concordia" "returned to the attack with another communication to Koer ber, in which the association declared the Councillor Sieghart controlled the Vienna Fruendenblatt and its ad juncts, the Military Press, the Vidette, the Vienna Mittagzeitung, the Vienna Allgemeine Zeitung, the Illustrierte Wiener Extrablatt the Neue Wiener Tagblatt the Austrian Volkszeitung and the Vienna Achtuhr Abendblatt As to Bohemia and the AyroL "Con cordia" enumerated the purchase or control, through the Sieghart bank, one Prague dally paper and seven provincial papers papers which are financially bound up with many others in Salzbury, the Tyrol and upper Austria.-. .- -'-'. i r- TEAR DO 'I OLD Advices Teceived from the mainland state that Benjamin F. Pitman of I. P. Hollander & Company of Boston is ,to revisit Hawaii after an absence of nearly i years. . .: - , As gome will remember. Pitman is part Hawaiian, a son of Chiefess Ki noole. She was a daughter of Hoolu- jlu, a famous chief in the time of Ka- . mehameha the Great i Hoolulu and L'lumaheibel (after wards converted to Christianity and renamed Hoapili-Kane by the mission aries, and first. governor of Maui) took the body of Kamehameha at his death and hid it in the caves at Kaloka fish ponds, according to Hawaiian custom with great chiefs. The Chiefess KInoole who married Benjamin Pitman, senior, lived for many years in a mansion on the spoj where the Hilo Hotel now stands. Pitman, is a first cousin of the late George Beckley, for many years pur ser and director with the Inter-island Steamship Company. Beckley '8 moth er was Kinoikl, sister of Chiefess KI noole. Pitman and a party of nine friends expect to arrive at the end of January In Honolulu. They will' go to Hilo February 1 on the Matsonia, where he expects to spend several days looking up friends and descend ants of his people. ; As a Christmas gift to the Korean Girls' Seminary, Dr. Syngman Rhee, principal of the institution, has re ceived from Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Dil lingham a check for $1000 to start a fund, of $8000 for the erection of -a nev donnHory which will accommo date -100 girls. - . The gift, was made Sunday. On Saturday Campus Day" was held at the seminary, at which time a number of Korean men cleared a portion of the school premises in. Puunui on which it is proposed to erect the new structure. Since the founding of the seminary the work hasgrtin so rap idly that a new dormitory is now im perative and Doctor Rhee feels he will have littleor.no difficulty in securing the balance kof the needed, fund; which the XDIIlIiighams ' have so -generously started: ' -, . '- . SCRAP IRON TAKES ON. NEW VALUES AND IS EAGERLY SOUGHT (8pecUl SUr-Bulletln Corretpoodenea) HILO, Dec. .22. Scrap iron seems to be on the move nowadays. The remnants of better days on the vari ous plantations and villages are be ing bought up and shipped to Hono lulu, and thence to the mainland, in a manner that shows how the war in creases the value of any old kind of iron...'-: :v. The steamship Kaiulanl of the Inter-Island fleet left yesterday for Ho nolulu with a load of scrap Iron and firewood. - The iron will eventually find its way to Europe, it is surmised, but the firewood will be disposed of by the Honolulu housewives. ' Then there was the steamship Nil hau, which sailed from Keauhou yes terday 'with sttll mora scrap ; Iron. The . iron will probably be bunched with that from the Kaiulanl and be forwarded to Europe via the United States, but the rest of the cargo, which consists of cattle, will, without doubt, go the way of all flesh, via the butcher shop route in Honolulu. RAILROAD PROBLEM SEEMS NEAR AMICABLE SOLUTION (Assocltttd PrM by Federal Wireles) CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 24. Con ferences which may solve the problem of the railroad trainmen's eight-hour law and the Adamson act will begin here next week. Representatives of the four big brotherhoods of. railroad trainmen, en gineers, firemen and conductors, and the executive heads of all the roads in volved in the threatened strike early this year will meet at the conference. Chairman Lee of the men's com mitee stated yesterday that the brotherhoods were confident of an amicable agreement being reached by January 1, before the supreme court could decide on the constitutionality of the eight-hour law and before Con gress could act on the Compulsory Arbitration BilL 1 MIRACULOUS ESCAPE .OF AIRMAN FROM DEATH (Aewitted Preni Federal WireleV SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Dec. 2 . Lyman Doty; a well known aviator, while flying over the exposition grounds yesterday afternoon, fell from a height of more than 500 feet and wrenched his ankle and suffered a slight cut over one eye. High and variable wind was the cause of the accident. ! NAMES TAX ON SAKE Ralph Johnstone of the internal revenue office Saturday sent out let ters to sake brewers and dealers in forming them that the tax on sake is to be 10 cents a gallon as from Decem ber 22. A cable last night from Wash ington set the date on which the new classification should become effective.-': .. '; ;. ' i forddrSry ' . - Judge James L. Coke, recently named by President "Wilson as third judge of the first circuit on Oahu. He will handle the crimi nal calendar next. year. AT EXAMINATION L Because ther laborers are afraid to take tne physical examination re quired by the board of health before commencing work on the Maole ditch and tunnel project. Hillebrand Glen, J. C. PIcanco and Frank Gomes, con tractors, are facing unexpected diffi culties. -..V , '." ' The contractorshafe,isked for a special meeting of the loan fund to con sider their case, and it is Jikely that one will be called early this week. "We had 25 men ready for that Job," declares Gomes, "but they soon got scared nt the mention of a physical ex amination. They do not like the idea of going before .z. doctor. So far as I know no such requirement was ever made of a contractor before." It is laid that there is a clause in the contract whereby the commission is allowed to grant the use qf non-citizen labor in case of emergency, and the contractors may ask this privilege at the meeting. v IN VAR ARENA BRITAIN TO CENSOrt NEWS OF STEAMER CASUALTIES NEW YORK, Dec. 24. It is esti mated that the British losses in her merchant marine now total 12 per cent of her available bottoms at the outbreak of the war. A total of 435 steamers have been lost in various ways, - eacU. of a tonnage averaging over 1600. -: . ' Word was received here yesterday from London that all shipping agen cies and periodicals printing or send ing cut marine reports have been notified that no information will be given out in the future of Lthe sailing of ships to. and from England and En tente ports. The . only exceptions to this rule will be in the case of vessels which meet with disaster. : HOLLAND TO SELL FOOD SUPPLIES TO GERMANY LONDON, Eng., Dec. 2",. Holland has signed a treaty with Germany to supply certain provisions to the ' Teu ton nation, according to a Central News despatch from Amsterdam. Eggs, milk and fruit are the three commodities included in the treaty, which Holland agrees to supply to her neighbor.. ' AUSTRIA BANS LUXURIES VIENNA, Austria, Dec. 2 5.-rT he re cently enacted law forbidding the im portation of luxuries became effective yesterday. The object of the measure is to prevent the exportation of money, which is sadly needed at home. , j . ' - WEDDING !n"tHE TOMBS r. : ' ' ; " . ;"' . ' . rWnrUted Pres by Federal Wirelep TUSLA, Okla Dec. 25. Albert Pat rick, the attorney who three times was sentenced to die in the electric chair at Sing Sing for the alleged mur der of William Rice, and who was finally pardoned by the governor of New York, yesterday announced his engagement to Mildred West, daugh ter of a well known oil operator here. Patrick's first marriage was to the woman .who had been his landlady and who stuck to him through thick and thin The wedding ceremony w as performed in the Tombs, New York. Dr. John Palcolm Sha w was form ally Inaugurated president of, Elmira. College for Women. : - I fSprll SUr BulMio CorrponJen,) I HILO, Dec. 22. It would appear as if the troubles of the new handler of the Hil j breakwater contract are be ginning for on Sunday last he lost a scowload of rock which was on its way from Waipio to Hilo. it is reportel from the Waipio quarry that a scow that was being loaded there bumped Ibe bottom of the little bay and must have sustained a puncture which later on resulted In the scow . becoming waterlogged. Then, encoun tering bad weather coming along the Hamakua coast, the scow bucked about until ner load was thrown Into the sea; The scow is now said to he wa terlogged in Hilo bay. The bad weather of the last week would have made it Impossible, any how, to load or transport rock, and the new contractor is now experienc-1 ing some of the troubles that Contract or Marshall had to contend with for a . long time. -. ; " j Mr. George. Marshall, Sr left for , Honolulu in Moiday last and his fam ily will follow about the end of, this monih. ' . -: (Associated Pre by Federal Wirle) f WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec 25. The state and war department alike now have official confirmation of the reports that the Villista bandits have driven the Carranza troops out of the most important of the north Mexico cities, Torreon. No details have been received, fur ther than that the foreigners living in the city were given an opportunity to leave before the occupation. Despatches from ' El Paso confirm the statement by the' state depart ment. ' ' '.'''.'' "; '"' :: SHINGLE BACKS UP STATEMENTS-MADE BY OUTDOOR CIRCLE WOMEN That Charles R, Frazier, owner of the Pioneer Advertising Company, was offered $5000 for his billboard busi ness by. the Outdoor! Circle and . that he refused it, demanding $15,000, Is the statement of Robert W. Shingle, through whom the negotiations "were carried on. During a recent contro versy over billboards Fraxler denied that he had been offered $5000.. Shin gle, who was away at the time, has now returned and substantiates the claim of the Outdoor Circle that the offer was made. Shingle says that the offer was made April 12, 1916, and when Frai ler refused it, he then suggested that an arbitration committee be appointed to obtain the valuation of the bill board plant. The negotiations occu pied considerable time and finally nothing was done as the ladies scat tered for the summer. GARDNER TO FIGHT HOUSE LEADER'S POLICY JAwMwUted Pre by Ftdrl Wirele . WASHINGTON, D C Dec. 25. Marked agitation in the ranks of the Republican party in the lower bouse for a conference which would outline a definite plan for constructive action has at last taken definite form. Representative Gardner of Massa chusetts announced last night that he intends to Beek at once for a confer ence of the Republican leaders in the house in an effort to formulate the party policies for the session. Mr. Gardner, who has been in strong opoosition to Republican House Leader Mann of Illinois, declared that his latest move has nothing whatever to do with that opposition, which,' he says, Is based upon; the belief that Mann represents "Pnisslanism in In ternational affairs, j It is, as a matter of fact," said the Massachusetts solon, "high time for the party to be ; planning for the adoption of really progressive ideas. It is with this idea In mind that I have begun the work of calling a con ference which will at least enable those of us who are bent on making progress instead of standing still, to voice our views.. : MANY FILIPINOS ARE SEEKING CITIZENSHIP r -t . (Speiel SUr-Bnlleiin Corrernondenee) ' WAILUKU, Maui, Dec. 24. During the past two or three weeks a total of 120 Filipinos have taken out their first papers of naturalization before Clerk V. C. Schoenberg of the 2d Clr cuit court, and there are some 400 others hoping to- get into the same class before the first of the year. AH of . them are members of National Guard companies; and in order to re main so they must declare their in tention to become American citizens. Whether the 400 will be accommo dated during the next week or not de pends upon whether or not the Na tional Guard authorities can secure half a j dozen assistants to aid Clerk Schoenberg in the large amount of clerical work involved. The Dublin, Ireland, metropolitan police -are agitating for a substantial increase of pay as well as a war bonus, to date f from the outbreak of, the war. ;: j TORREON TAKEN BY VILLA BAND V . (Speeia! Star Bal1ti Corretpoadence) WAILUKU. Maui. Dec. 21. Partic ularly gratifying to Maui are the state ments made by Dr. J. S. B. Pratt, president of the board of health, who spent several days" this week on a general Cnsection of health conditions of this Island. Dr. Pratt had been precede ibr several days by. Dr. U I Patterson, the board's expert In charge f tuberculosis, work,, and by M. li. . Pairos. asabtant food commis sioner, who had been investigating In their own special lines preparatory to his comjng. r Praises Sanitarium Dr. .Pratt was particularly warm In his praise of the work being done at the Kula Sanitarium. He and Dr. Pat terson are a unit in declaring the Kala district to be most eminently adapted lo the treatment of the great white plasue of perhaps any place in the ter ritory, ,md they are equally enthusi astic over what has been accomplish ed by Dr. Darney and the sanitarium board of managers in the past few years. With the J recently installed ice and electric olant in good running order, a big- ila.ry herd, and plenty of land on which to raise produce for the institucioo. the Honolulu official see a bright ruture for Mauis fight against the destructive malady. Work on School Starts Dr. Piatt ;waj particularly pleased with th'3 progress of the children of the InstHution, for whom school class es are iiow Jnaintained. Material for a new school building is at present on the ground. : ' 1 . In his tour of the plantations by au tomobile, Dr. Pratt noted very exten sive new construction, and generally a satisfactory condition of camp sani tation. The big new water filtration system of the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company is probably one of the most striking illustrations of the tri umph of science over disease. Since the camps of the big plantation have been supplied with Mtered water, ty phoid f"ver; has almost disappeared, where before that tlw hospital was constantly caring ; for sufferers from this disease; Wailuku Now Safe The Wailuku water supply is now pronounced : safe by the . health au thorities since there are now 'no resi dences In lad Valley above the intake. In a few week3 more the Intake will be located Still further up the stream where contamination will be even less likely. j"- '.-. -,-vr,r COULTER CANVASES TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION 1 AT NOON ON THURSDAY A lar?e number of, oil paintings by W. A. Coulter, the California artist, will be put up at public auction Thurs day noon in the gallery, 10C1 Alakea street, where he is now showing his canvases. Ir. Coulter's work is well known and;' appreciated in Hawaii and it is expected that the attendance at the sale will be large. A number of his fine marine views are already in Honolulu homes and many others in California private4 galleries. The gallery' hero, which is in the Kerr building, will be open from 9:30 a. m. to 5: p. m dally and tomorrow evening al 7 o'clock. CELLULOID FACTORY FIRE CLAIMS HEAVY TOLL (SpecUl CMe to Nippu Jiji) . TOKIO JaDan. Dec. 25. A big fire broke out yesterday following an ex-1 plosion In the factory of the Mikuni Celluloid Manufacturing Company in Osaka. The factory, several ware houses of the company and 44 houses j surrounding the factory were destroy-' ed. Missionaries In Osaka and other cities are doing their best to help the victims and. families of the dead. , NEW 1M10N ' LIGHTWEIGHT IS The first shipment of the new Mar mon ".34" to arrive in Honolulu came today on the Manoa to the local agency, Ables-Hertsche Company, Ltd. " More than ever before weight is a feature which attracts a great amount of attention from the motoring public. People who buy the costlier makes of cars know from experience that, as a rule, the! cars are very heavy and very expensive to operate and main tain. The Marmon 34 Is practically 1100 pounds lighter than any other car of equal size and power of the same class. It Is Interesting to note just where this saving lies, that is to take various parts of the car and show where these parts are lighter than cor responding parts in other cars. As an example, the Marmon 3 motor weighs altogether about 700 pounds. The average six-cylinder mo tor of the same class will weigh about 1100 pounds, while, as a general rule, the same powered motor, with 12 cylin ders weighs about 1200 pounds. . The Marmon 34 frame Is about the same weight as the frame of any other car of the same class, but the Mar mon Is different in that the frame as sembly includes the running boards, running board brackets, side shields, fenders, supports, etc., which are not included in an ordinary frame and which on the usual car would make .Muinjns vi nu3neis ci wneat are ly ing In Australian iorts, badly needed in Kngland. but lacking transporu tion: all wool in the southern do minion has been taken .over by the government, which fixes its own price; over 100.009 Australians are somewhere in Africa and Fmnce fight ing for their king; labor difficulties are becoming frightful and despite all this Australians who want peace sty "when the proper time comes." Colin Campbell, a wealthy sheep man and wheat' grower of New 8outh Wates. is here for his first visit, tak iug a much neded vacation in com pany with John F'aulkner of Sydney., They go to Hilo this afternoon. Camp bell controls several thousand acre of grazing and farmloj; land and frnn a o n-rio If Id 4a ni til KAlitAA over to the governineitt, but does not nnmla In "We hive to sacrifice something." n A i Wneat which Campbell could have sold to private concerns for ft or more a bushel goes tQ the govern ment for about 6o cents and - then can not be shipped; wool, wbtch U selling privately ror as much as cents a pound, is bringing much less from the government; laborers ;are striking and there is a probanllity ot government interference, so Camp bell came here for a rest ' mutual any REDUCES RATES big reduction of ; the wireless rates between the islands has been announced by the Mutual'Telephone Company following a meeting, lasi week of the directors. The new rates will go Into effect January l. The pew schedule abolishes the minimum charge of J1.50 for straight messages, permitting the senlinj'if one word for 15 cents. , The chargw of 0 cents a word for code massages has been reduced to 23 cenU nd the minimum rate cf U.50 abolished, and the night radio messages, nermittlnj 24 words, will cost 51 Instead cf flO, and the charge for each extra word t cents Instead of 5 cents. CHINESE TROOPS FOIL -TEUTON ATTEMPT TO CLOV; UP RUSSIAN RAILROAD (SptcUl CbU to llawaU HocM) TOKIO, Japan, Dec 21. A band of 80 German soldiers, dressed In civil Ian clothes, attempted to blow up a section of the Trans-Siberian Railway at Hairal, Mongolia, yesterday, ac cording to despatches from Harbin. The point of attack is near the Rus sian frontier. , , The sudden, appearance of such a large armed force of Germans at this point created a sensation. The dyna miters were attacked by Chlse3e troops and routed.' None was cap tured. '..-' " It is believed that the Germans are all members of a party of 1000 or more that escaped from Tsingtau before the city was captured by the Japanese. Russian officials here freely stats that they suspect the plot to dynamite the railroad and hamper the shipment of munitions and supplies from Japan to the Russian front was hatched by German consular officials in China. Korean bandits who succeeded in damaging a part of the Eastern China Railway Friday are suspected of work ing in cooperation with the Germans. A novel fan' that resembles the fami liar electric affair is driven by a hot 'air engine in its base, gas or dena tured alcohol being the fuel used. REACHES CITY; STRONG FEATURE the total weight considerably greater. The rear axle of the Marmon 34 weighs about 630 pounds, including the transmission. The weight of this rear system is partially unsprung weight and partially sprung weight, so that by mounting the transmission at the front end of the rear system, the unsprung weight is reduced to an absolute minimum. ; The vast advan tage which accrues from lightness of unsprung parts Js apparent when you consider that with every irregularity of the road the parts below the springs jump npward with a hammer like blow, the force of which is direct ly proportional to the weight - With the ordinary car, when the UOO or 1200-pound weight of the rear system strikes up against the springs, it de livers a heavy blow, which must be felt by. the passengers in the rear seat, no matter how perfect the spring or shock absorber ; action may be. This-light weight of -unsprung parts is one of the most Important features of Marmon easy riding. The fenders on the . Marmon 34 weigh about seven pounds apiece, against 23 to 50- pounds on the ordi nary car. The principal advantage of this saving of weight, in addition to the Intrinsic weight saved,' :1a tne re duced strain on frame and brackets and the elimination of considerauie vibration, v : ' ." . . " ; v. " .