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Max. Mln. R'fall Auk. 15 86 71 .00 Aug. 16 85 73 .00 Aug. 17 83 71 .06 Auk. 18 83 70 .00 Aug. 19 85 70 .10 Aug. 20 88 70 .00 Aug. 21 87 71 .00 Rainfall 0.16 emi -Weekly Maim News THIS WEEK'S MAILS From the Coast: Tomorrow,, Man n:: Saturday, Makufa from Vancouver. To the Coast: Tomorrow, Matsonia: Monday, Nanking. From the Orient: Thursday Korea Maru; Monday Nan 'FOR THE VALLEY ISLE FIRST" king. 4 22nd. YEAR No. 1194. SEMI-WEEKLY MAUI NEW3, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1922. . PRICE 5 CENTS s V Maui Electric Stockholders For Larger Capital Increase Voted At Meeting Is 50 Percent At This Time; Market Street Site For Of fice Favored Increase in the capital stock of the Maui Electric Company was unanim ously voted by the nearly 80 percent of the stockholders represented at the meeting In the Baldwin Bank at Ka hulul yesterday morning. Twenty-flve thousand dollars of shares will be of fered to the stockholders at this time and the remaining $25,000 authorized may be Issued at such subsequent time as the necessity for still further betterments and extensions appears. The authorization of the shareholders la for a doubling of the present capital stock and the issuance of half thereof for the making of immediate exten sions and betterments and the build ing of an office and store for the company. Terms Offers New stock of the Maui Electric Com pany will be offered to the stockhold ers of record on September 15, at par, 50 percent to be paid October 1, 25 percent on November 15 and the re maining 25 percent payment on Janu ary 1. Stock not taken by the stock holders may be disposed of to others than share holders. The par value of the stock Is $20 a share. (From the date of the formation of the Maul Electric Company for the purpose of taking" over the property that was formerly owned by the Is land Electric Company It has been recognized that in time more funds than were then Invested would be re quired. Purposes of Issue At Monday's meeting a tentative statement of proposed expenditures was presented as follows: Wailuku District Conductors in place .$2,200.00 Poles and Cross Arms in place.. 2,400.00 Incidentals . 400.00 Substation Equip ment 500.00 $ 5,500.00 Paia District Conductors in place . $1,700.00 Poles and Cross Arms in place.... 1.500.00 Meters and Trans formers In place.. 800.00 Incidentals 400.00 4,400.00 $ 9,900.00 To the above amount, we must add the follow ing: New Building $7,500.00 Furniture, Fixtures and other neces sary equipment .. 2,500.00 Stock for show rooms 5,000.00 $15.00000 Estimated cost for repairs to VV'ed dick Property should lease be cancelled 1,000.00 TOTAL $25,900.00 The improvements indicated in the foregoing statement include those that have been previously outlined by this paper in news articles telling of the proposed change in the location of the transmission line to Wailuku and the new distribution system for this town both of which have been recommend ed by J. H. Foss and J. C. Blair, man ager of the company. Building Site Undecided Several proposed sites for the store and office building of the company were presented. They included leas ing the Weddick property now occupi ed by the company on which the lease is soon to expire; a long term lease of a portion of the Aluli property be tween Wailuku Hardware Store and the store of the Maui Drug Company on Market Street, a lot in the Kalua property mauka of the premises of the Royal Hawaiian Sales Company garage on Main street and the vacant property next mauka of the Bank of Maui and post office building. The stockholders authorized the directors to make a lease of the Aluli property in case one can be secured for a sufficiently long term to warrant the erection of a concrete building on leasehold land, otherwise to act in their discretion for the purchase of one of the properties that can be pur chased outright. The sentiment of the stockholders was overwhelmingly for the Market street location if it could have been purchased-and still in favor of it if a long term lease can be had at the figures proposed. A statement presented to the stock holders at the meeting showed a bal ance in its working capital in favor of the company of $1313.58. Manager Blair expressed the opinion that the company will be able to pay 8 percent per annum dividends on a capitaliza tion of $75,000 when the improvements have been carried out. tt NORMAN LYMAN FILES (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU, Aug. 21 Norman Ly man has filed nomination papers for the seat of delegate to congress. Kalua Property To Be Divided and Put On Realty Market Desirable land for business pur poses and other land that will be available for residential purposes is expected soon to be placed on the market as result of agreements that have been reached between Judge J. j W. Kalua and the Wailuku Union and the Wailuku Hawaiian Church. The property is the Kalua home on Main street makai of Market which was left to Judge Kalua for life and after his death was to go to the two churches Wailuku Union Church Congregation at its last annual meet ing voted to accept terms offered by Judge Kalua for its estate in re mainder alter having voted previously against such acceptance The Ha waiian church had previously voted to accept the offer for its estate in remainder News of the agreement having been reached developed at the meeting of the stockholders of the Maui Electric Company yesterday when C. D. Luf kin said a lot 30 by 100 feet in the premises could be had by the com pany as a site for its proposed new building. It is learned that the pap ers have been prepared and are wait ing approval of counsel before being signed by the proper officers of the two churches, Judge Kalua having fi nanced his arrangments for the pur chase of the two estates in remainder so as to be able to give clear title to purchasers. From another source it was learned that it may be thought advisable to have a special meeting of the congregation of the Wailuku Union Church called to confirm the action taken at the annual meeting after the sending out and posting of notices. The Kalua premises extends from the county property on which is the hose house at the coiner of Main and Market streets down to the Royal Hawaiian' Garage property. There could readily be laid out five or six business lots on Main street with en trance running to the inside property which will be available for use for residential uses and may be connected up with other streets as well. Kamehameha Singers Please In Concerts In the face of a strong counter at traction in the concert of Madame Miura, the Kamehameha Serenaders sang to a fairly large audience at the Territorial Building, Saturday night and the attendance was further in creased after the concert by some of those who attended the Miura concert and afterward dropped in for the dance. As always the Serenaders rendered a delightful program and it was even better than in- the past on Maul be cause of the addition of Miss Amy Awai, the Hawaiian prima donna. Miss Awai has a splendid voice and in solo and duet she pleased her hear ers greatly. Jack Heleluhi's baritone numbers were a real treat also and Kid Abe's saxophone performance sustained his Island wide reputation. Last night the Serenaders pleased an audience at Haiku and tonight they will be at the Armory in Lahaina. The proceeds of the concerts go to the Ida Pope Memorial fund. Skirt Takes Fire; Girl Badly Burned Laudes Pedro, employed as maid in the family of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Puck was seriously burned yesterday morning and lies suffering in Malula ni hospital though reported as resting as conn'ortably as could be expected. The injured girl, who is 16 or 17 years of age, was working in the yard back of the Tuck home and had a fire with a kettle over it. She turned from the fire and stooped to pick up some object, thrusting the bottom of her skirt toward or into the fire. Her clothing became ignited and blazed up quickly. The frightened girl called Mrs. Puck who put down her baby and ran out when she heard the cry of fire. Mrs. Puck seized a blanket and threw the maid upon it, wrapping her up in its folds and thus extinguishing the burning clothing after which she applied oil to the burns until medical 'aid was brought and the girl taken to i li a I, net, it a I The injuries to Miss Pedro are chief ly on one thigh, hip and back and the left side of the body. - COMMERCE FIGURES TOLD (ASSOCIATED PRESS) WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 The de partment of commerce, in a state ment issued, declares the reduction by more than $90,000,000 in the United States favorable trad ba lance of July1922 compared with a previous date last year will help the international exchange situation. Ex ports during last month were in dol lars $305,000,000 compared to $334. 000.000 during June and $325,000,000 in Juy last year. Import.s were valued at $251,000,000 during last month and $178,000,000 the year previous. Smuggling Of Aliens Into U. S. From Cuba Must Cease, Davis (ASSOCIATED rilERSl WASHINGTON Aug. 21-Secretary Davis declared the labor department recently has made an intensive in vestigation into the smugging pitua ton in Cuba and that it was "general ly acctrted that virtually the entire Chino.-se population in Cuba, except the nusmespmeii, have the one thought uppermost of gaining en trance to the United States. Between twenty five and thirty thousand Chinese in Cuba are for the greater part unemployed and have little pros pects of employment," he said. Dafa called the attention of Secretary Hughes to the large numbers of Chinese from the Pacific Coast that are in transit to Cuba and declared if the movement, to Cuba could bii checked, the smuggling situation would be relieved. The state department made repre sentations to the Cuban government looking forward the prevention of the smuggling of the Chinese and Europeans from the island to the United States. It was declared thai 40,000 aliens from Europe were in Cuba awaiting an oportun'ty to en ter the United Slates surreptitiously Davis added the government must halt the smuggling in of the aliens, many of whom he declared were Bolshevists and added that if an ef fective remedy is not applied through cooperation with the foreign govern ments, he would ask congress to en act a compulsory registration law to apply to all aliens In the United States. Davis beleived there are 100,000 aliens in the. United States that have no right to be here. Chang Makes Fierce Attack On British (ASSOCIATED PRESS) PEKING, Aug. 21 Newspapers here publish the proceedings at a meeting to which Chang-tso-lin summoned the British and American residents of Mea cluing and Mud-den. Chang charged the Britishers with discriminating against him, alleging that British air bombers had attacked his forces dur ing his engagement with Wu Pei-fu. He declared that unless their actions were not changed that they would be boycotted. Chang did not make an at tack on the Americans. It is under stood the British ministry is investi gating into the affair preparatory to protesting. British circles are much wrought over Chang's threats. Liberty House Sale Tremendous Success Ladies from all parts of Maui were shopping in Wailuku yesterday. They drove down from Kula and from Hai ku or across from Lahaina and came in from closer points, all attracted by the announcement of the first Monday Special Sale of the Liberty House ever to be held on Maui. They found the salesroom off the lanai of the Grand Hotel literally filled with beautiful and attractive dresses and gowns priced extremely low, found every thing just as had been advertised. Mrs. Drake and Miss Molloy, her as sistant at the sale, had a busy time of it yesterday. Fron. opening hour in the morning until dusk fell patrons kept coming in and departing with boxes and bundles, wearing smiles of satisfaction at the success of their shopping expedition. This morning Mrs. Drake said: "The first day of our sale was quite all that I we expected. However, we came pie pared for a three day sale and brought a stock of goods sufficient to meet the demands of the Maui buying public, i Sold out? Gracious no. We have still a large enough assortment in the various lilies advertised to meet tliei demands of today and tomorrow. Not all of the best has been picked out. "Not the smallest source of satis faction has been the expressions of appreciation from Maui ladies on our bringing a bargain sale ol new goods to them." n- TWO DIE IN CRASH j (ASSOCIATED PRESS) BRATTLEBORO, Vermont Aug. 20 Two men were burned to death and one women probably fatally injured when an airplane crashed while per forming air feats during the dedica tion of a new flying field. The ma- 1 chine pilot escaped with minor in juries. IRISH FUNDS TIED UP (ASSOCIATED PRESS) NEW YORK, Aug. 21 Supreme Court Justice Burr today signed a temporary injunction restraining the banks in the United States con taining funds collected for the pro Irish Republican cause from releas ing them to Devalera. Attorneys representing Collins and other free state officers who signed the appli cation announced that approximate ly $?, 300,000 were tied up. Senate Asked To Investigate U. S. Coal Industry (ASSOCIATED PRESSI WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 Chairman Winslow of the house commerce com mittee, alter visiting the White House introduced in congress a bill to put in effect President Harding's recom mendation of a government investiga tion into the coal industry. (ASSOCIATED PRESSI Miners Agree BILLINGS. Montana. Aug. 21-Coal operators and miners have signed an' agreement restoring the former wage and working conditions, to be effect-1 ive cne year. At Cheyenr.e an agree- ment was made reestablishing the i 1922 iva're scale and retaining the , checit off system. Reports from Saginaw, by the Asso ciated Press, say operations were re sumed In the Michigan mines after a shut down of nearlv five months. Railroad Executives Are More Confident I ASSOCIATED PRESSI NEW YORK, Aug. 22 Railroad ex ecutives held a Secret session today preparatory to the Wednesday confer ence. Loree stated after the meeting diet the Atlantic Coast lines, norma 'ly em ploying 161,339, gained 2.5 percent in employes last week and now have 715 percent of the normal. Loree added he is still solidly op posed to granting the seniority de- : mandj of the strikers. 8 Unanimous Consent Bonus Bill Sought (ASSOCIATED TRESS) WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 Senate Republican leaders are negotiating for the securing of unanimous consent for a flhal vote on the Soldiers' Bonus Rtll with no great prospect of success. The general belief here is that the measure will pass finally by a sub stantial majority and then be sent to conference for settlement of the differ ences between the senate and the house. It is thought it will be hand led by the same committees as will handle the tariff disputes. U Bevins Hearing Is Closing Today (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU"! Aug. 21 County At torney E. R. Bevins of Maui resumed the stand this fciorning in the disbar ment proceedings against him insti tuted by the. attorney general. Later he was cross examined by Deputy At torney General Lightfoot but no new facts were brought out. Closing arguments will be present ed to counsel tomorrow morning and will close the hearings. tt- Fifty Thousand Are Needlessly Blind; Committee Reports NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Associated Press Mail) Fifty thousand Ameri cans are blind who need never have lost their eight, asserts the National Committee for the Prevention of Blindness in an appeal to normal schools, teachers' colleges and uni versities, asking their cooperation in spreading the doctrine of sight con servation in their health and educa tion courses. There are 17 topics, all relating to the conservation of vision, which should be included in any course on general health education, the com mittee points out. This course, with study periods and practice class es, should have a recognized place in the curriculum of schools, and students who qualify should be ac corded adequate credits, it is held. In the proposed course of 17 topics are included: The structure of the eye and its methods of functioning; coraon diseases of the eye of child ren and detection of obvious signs of communicable diseases; examinations by teachers to determine children's visal acuity; teaching of the necessi ty for refraction by competent eye sight specialists in cases of defective visision, and the necessity for glasses that "fit"; cooperation of teachers with school doctors and nurses; ade quate school room lighting and seat ing arrangements and interior decora tions to obviate eye hazards and strains, and consideration of type sizes and styles for text books when are best adapted to youthful eyes. BUY PALMYRA ISLE ( ASSOCI VTED PRESSI HONOLULU, Aug. 21 It was an nounced this morning by Mr. and Mrs. E. Fullard Leo that they have purchased Palmyra Islands from Judge II. E. Cooper for 115,000. John Guild's Accounts Found Short At Least Half Million, Report Trusted Official Of Alexander & Baldwin Collapses When Truth Finally Transpires; Transactions Said To Cover Long Period (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU, Aug. 22 Irregularities extending over a considerable period of years and which are estimated to be in excess of $500,000 and may reach $750,000 have been dis covered in the accounts of John Guild, secretary and cashier of Alexander & Baldwin, Ltd. Honolulu was stunned when the news became public yesterday and seemed unable to realize that one of its most prominent and highly respected business men and citizens had been false to the trusts imposed in him. Charles R. Hemenway, treasurer and assistant manager of Alexander & Baldwin yesterday morning made the follow ing statement: "The directors of Alexander & Baldwin have authorized me to state that serious irregularities have been found in John Guild's accounts, which are now under investigation and that Mr. Guild is at home in a very critical condition of health." It was learned that Guild was at his home in Manoa, said to be in a critical condition having been unconscious for two days and that his recovery was not expected. John Waterhouse, vice-president and manager of Alex ander & Baldwin will arrive in Honolulu tomorrow, summon ed a week ago by cable when the Guild shortages were reveal ed as a result of an audit following the discovery of apparent minor discrepancies when confronted with which Guild col lapsed. Such audit revealed large shortages. Guild immediately resigned his positions with the firm and it is announced that he will be succeeded by J. Piatt Cooke, son of the late J. P. Cooke. Mr. Guild is reported prostrated and? seriously ill with an affliction of the ! Esia"(s bring a director in most of heart. He has resigned as secretary IJZ'T 1'?'?.!'. Vl . - i ..in mamci ui lexanuer a. Baldwin and has been succeeded by J. Piatt Cooke, a son of the late president of the big firm. Peculations Cover 'Years Full details or the shortage have not yet been ascertained, but the alleged peculations cover a period of years, perhaps 10 or more. Mr. Guild has been connected with Alexander & Baldwin in a responsible position for more than 20 years. In 1915 he was appointed secretary, pnd prior to that had been cashier for many years. He has always been in charge of the ac counting and finances of the company and In this position had complete accounts and enjoyed the full confid ence of the directors. The money was appropriated, it is understood, through falsification of statements and accounts, and the manipulations were covered up most cleverly, according to a director of the firm. Collapses When Questioned The shortage was brought to light last week when Mr. Hemenway ap proached Mr. Guild for information concerning certain financial matters. When the subject was approached he practically collapsed and immediately went to his home in Manoa. Later, under the stress of questioning. Mr. Guild fell a victim of hysteria, and al though supplying certain data regard ing financial matters ot the company he has, according to report, been urt o report, been un-,1 able to make any coherent, consistent explanation of the huge shortage. Assigns Property to Firm Mr. Guild, while not reputed to be wealthy, was known to be comfortably fixed financially. He owned a large summer beach home at Kaalawai, be-; yond Diamond Head, and also a home in Manoa. It is understood that he has turned over his property and all other assets to Alexander & Baldwin. It was an nounced this morning that an audit of Guild's accounts as treasurer of the Episcopal Church is in progress. Maui Public Startled When the news of the Guild short ages reached Maui News yesterday afternoon and was told to some of . those, to whom it was of most interest , it spread rapidly and yesterday after noon and last night had become the chief topic of conversation. It was then learned that H. A. Baldwin and F. F. Baldwin, both directors in the. company, had gone to Honolulu Satur- ' day night after receipt of wireless nies sates, presumably in relation to that I business. I John Guild was respected here as i in Honolulu and all the other Islands j and the shock to the public ol Maui j was like that in Honolulu. Long Good Record : Guild is a native of Scotland, horn I in Edinburgh in May IRC.!), lie eaine i to Hawaii from the West Indies in j 1897 and for a short lime was em ployed on Makawell plantation after which he joined Alexander & Baldwin, then a co-partnership, not having 1 een incorporated until 19on. He rose in the company to cashier and later be came a director and its secretary. Its financial affairs have generally been In his charge. ... n,,ti iic cin II rdBUICl 111 the Protestant Episcopal Church of Hawaii, a director in Queen's Hospital at one time president of the Boy Scouts' council, prominent in Y. M. C. A., work, especially in the inter-national and the Army and Navy branch in Honolulu. Guild was regarded as prosperous and though he lived well and had handsome homes in Manoa and at the beach was not regarded as extrava gant. With such a record and reputa tion as he has made for himself in quarter of a century in the Islands the report of his irregularities seemed hardly credible. GERMAN REPARATIONS (associated phessi BERLIN, Aug. 22-It is understood that German minister of finance, Hermes, informed the allied repara tions commission that it would be impossible for Germany to pledge her state forests and the mines in th Ruhr district as a guarantee for reparations payment. - TARIFF TO HOUSE (ASSOCIATED PRESS) WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 The house received the tariff bill from the senate today but failed to send it to the conference. Many changes are necessary and will delay the printine Leaders of the republican agricultur al uloc privately expressed approval of the agricultural, wool, and sugar rates. FILES PAPERS (ASSOCIATED TRESS) HONOLULU. Aug. 19 D. K. Kau piko of the second representative dis trict filed papers for the republican nomination to the house. The county clerk reported that 500 registrations have been recorded on Oahu since the special election. Russian Death Rate High Reports Show GENEVA. Aug. 12 (Associated Press Mail) Reports to the Health Section of the I.eaiuie of Nations show that in the Kharkov district of Rus sia early this year people were dying at the rate of 40.000 a month, or a mortality of- GOO in everv 1,000. Be tween March 1 and 20, 125,nui persons died of hunter. Of the 3.125,277 inhabitants of the Tartar Republic. 2r.00,0no had died of starvation by March. From January 1 to March 15 there were 392.390 cases of infection:-, disease. In the I'kiaine cholera was spread ing and the death rate was i;i percent. There was a grave lark of medical supplies, and hospital accommodation bad decreased by 80 percent. Up to May 2 the nnn.lier of cae.i of typhus in So iet Rii.-sia. tl.e Cau casus and Central Asia was 513,319. compared to I'.LI .;. ".. during the cor responding period last year. There were 467,078 cases of relasping fever.