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Semi-Weekly Maui News this week s mails From the Coast: Today City of Honolulu, President Lin coln. Saturday Niapara. Tues day Wllhelmina. To the Coast: Today Presi dent Cleveland. Wednesday Maui. Max. Min. B'fall Sept. 22 ....85 70 .00 Sept. 23 ....86 69 .00 Sept. 24 ....86 69 .00 Sept. 24 ....88 70 .00 Sept. 26 ....84 72 .00 Sept. 27 ....83 71 .02 Sept. 28 ....85 71 .00 TOR THE VALLEY ISLE FIRST" Rainfall 0.02 of an inch. 22nd. TEAR No. 1205. SEMI-WEEKLY MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1922. PRICE 5 CENT Runaway Train Of Nine Cars Crash At Paia Loaded With Pineapples, Cars Slip Brakes Near Pauwela; Clear Track Prevents Loss Of Life Two box cars of the Kahului Rail road Company were completely de molished. Four receive damages to the extent that it will be necessary practically rebuild them, four fiat rs were slightly damaged, about out 1000 cases of pineapples were naged more or less and the rail id companies warehouse at I'aia rown nearly five feet oceanward, e result of the crashing of a run vay train of nine cars loaded with ised pineapples into the warehouse building at I'aia about 9:35 o'clock Wednesday morning. No loss or injury of human life occurred Catastrophe Averted A horrible catastrophe was narrow ly averted. But a short half hour or so before the sniashup, the early morning train from Walluku and Ka hului, bearing a hundred or more school children of all ages had dis charged its precious burden of human life at Hamakuapoko and returned to Kahului, passing the station at Paia where the accident occurred but a few minutes ahead of the crash. Engine No. 9 of the Kahului Rail road had pulled the loaded cars onto the main track on the hill just above the Pauwela depot where they were left temporarily while No. 9, in charge of engineer A. Morris, hauled a train of empty cars to the Pauwela cannery. In the interval of but a few moments before the engine returned the loaded cars slipped their brakes and started down the track towards Paia, rapidly gaining momentum. The dtstarice from Pauwela to Paia Is about 4. 1 miles and the track at that point has a downard grade of about 3 percent. It is estimated the run away train had gained a speed of be tween 40 and 50 miles an hour when the sniashup came. (Quick Action All possible efforts were made by the railroads employees to avert a t serious mishap. Engine No. 9, re ' turning from the spur, sped down the track in pursuit but with the few minutes lead gained, the speeding cars outdistanced the engine. Learn ing of the runaway the station agent ' at Pauwela immediately telephoned Hamakuapoko but as the agent there was receiving the message the cars sped past that station. Paia and the main office of the railroad com pany at Kahului were then notified and it was decided to turn the run away train onto a spur track at Paia that makes a sweeping curve around the Paia Mill in back of the alcohal plant at a steep uphill grade. The main track was closed but at the high rate of speed the runaway cars were traveling, the train failed to take the switch, jumped the track and crashed into the warehouse and overturned. Clear Debris The warehouse building was badly damaged, Fortunately the depot that is about 20 feet across the track was not injured. The track at the scene of the accident was torn up. Wrecking crews and a crane were dispatched from Kahului about 10 o'clock and by early Wednesday af ternoon the work of clearing the wreckage was well under way and the track being relaid as fast as the road bed was cleared. It will probably take all day Thursday to repair the damage. It is believed the pineapples were insured. f Damages Slight Yesterday afternoon William Walsh, superintendent of the Kahului Rail road was reached on the phone. He declared the damages will not exceed three or four thousand dollars. Damages done to the cars were prac tically nil, he said, as the trucks of the cars remained intact after the crash and the wooden work of the cars is a small factor of expense. Greatest damage was done the pines of which some hundred cases were smashed and broken and for which the railroad company is responsible, Walsh declared. Easily Averted 9 That the accident was brought on by the carelessness of a brakeman and could have been Avoided, is the assertion of Walsh. Emphatic rules are issued by the company covering the braking of cars in the Pauwela and Haiku districts, he said. Of the nine cars left standing on the track, M ;ii least four or five should have been .securely braked but only two cars had the brakes applied. In that dis trict wooden blocks are furnished brakemen to further safeguard the trains but in this instance only one was used. How long the carelessness of brak ing tars in the Pauwela district lias been going on is not known, Walsh added, but he said lie did not think that on Wednesday was the first time it had occurred." "Accidents such as the one at Paia happen only once. Then they are "Jiedied. There is no doubt but Chat it was brought about by pure carelessness," declared the superin- V tendent. Howell Awarded Flume Contract Maui Engineer Wins Award With $24,600 Bid; Road Work Action Postponed Pending Local Meeting Hugh Howell, of Maui, was award ed a contract by the Hawaiian Homos commission yesterday to build a red wood Irrigation flume with a capacity of 3,000,000 gallons dally for the now homestead tract on Molokai now be ing developed according to the Hono lulu Advertiser. His bid of ?24,6O0 in 40 working days was low.vOther bid:i were H. Y. Chuck $25,750, 60 days, and Henry de Fries, $25,380, 35 days. The commission Is now getting to a point where it must watch its bal ance. A statement from the auditor yesterday showed cash available and unobligated of $28,118, including, under obligations, the Howell con tract. Income last year was $170, 000. The regular quarterly financial statement will not be ready until some time next month. Plans Submitted Jorgen Jorgensen, engineer to the commission, submitted plans and specifications for a waterbound mac adam road 6000 feet long, the sub base to be Telford laid and six inches thick, with six inches of crushed rock above it, rolled to a final thick ness of four inches, and a top dress ing of screenings thiee inches thick, rolled to two inches. Commissioner Rudolph Duncan esti mated that by the time a contractor had provide dhimself with a truck, had provided himself with a truck, watering cart, he would have laid out $10,000 in plant. Accordingly it was decided to defer action until the su pervisors of Maui county had been ap proached, to see if they would not be willing to lend the necessary equip ment to the commission, inasmuch as the road probably would be turned over to the county government for use and maintenance ultimately. Salary Increased Thornton Lyman, superintendent of the settlement, was authorized to em ploy an assistant at a salary of not more than $150 a month. In consid eration of the fact that T. W. Taylor, assistant engineer to the commission, will henceforth house and feed him self and family he has been living in temporary quarters furnished by the commission his salary was in creased to $200 a month. A letter from Lyman under date of September 21 was read, stating that an unusually fine crop of pigeon peas is coming up. "A gang of men started harvesting our Kalae com crop, the other day," wrote Lyman. 'IFrom present indica tions, we shall get a remarkably good crop. There is a large amount of first class seed available from this field. "The pigeon peas are surprisingly good for that elevation. I do not be lieve I have ever seen finer plants. They are coming into bloom now and should produce a heavy crop of very fine seed." Wife of Banker Wins Divorce In Close of Sensational Case (ASSOCIATED PRESS) CARMEL, N. Y.. Sept. 29. Bring ing to a close one of the most sensa tional suits in the history of divorce jurisprudence, Referee Daniel J. Gleason, sitting in the action brought by James Stillman, millionaire New York banker, against his beautiful wife, today denied him a divorce. At the same time Baby Guy Still man was declared the legitimate son of the banker and was restored to his rights as heir with his two brothers and one sister to whom a $6,000,000 trust fund was left by their grand father, the late James Stillman. During the early stages of the case, charges and counter charges were hurled by the plaintiff and cross-corn plainant. Mrs. Stillman charging her husband with misconduct and naming Florence II. Leeds, former show girl and the mother of two children. This phase of the action followed Still man's charge that Baby Guy was the son of an Indian guide with whom his wile was acquainted. SENEGALESE DECLARED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP (ASSOCIATED TRESS) PARIS, Sept. 29. Battling Siki, whirlwind Senegalese heavyweight boxer, was today officially declared the victor in his recent bouts with Georges Carpentier, by the French boxing commission. Francois Des chanips, manager for the dethroned French idol, issued a statement claim ing that the former champion broke his left thumb in the first round and his right thumb in the second round on Siki's head. TRIAL DATES SET IASSOCIATED PRESS) MARION, 111, Sept. 29 Trial of 74 alleged conspirators in murders con nected with the Herrin massacre are scheduled to open about November 13, it was announced today. Secretary's Report Hawaiian A.A.U. Indicates New Era i Growing Interest In Athletics Noticeable By Increasing i Number Of Registered Athletes I Nation wide interest in amateur athletics is extending to Hawaii and the Territory H benefitting, eq'tally, with continental United States, I mm the keen interest of the public at large and the splendid cooperation of the businet-s community and the na tional press, according to the annual report of the secretary of Ha waiian A. A. r., to that body. A greatly increasing number of regis tered athletes is becoming mora and more noticeable throughout the terri tory. Great Strides Outstanding of the features of the past year that will benefit the Ha waiian Association is the opening in Honolulu of the Elizabeth Water house Memorial swimming tank. Through the cooperation of the trustees of Oahu College the tank is available to the association for in door swimming meets. A great stimulus has been given amateur athletics by the decision of the board of education to include swimming in the public school corriculum. As yet this has been done only in Honolulu but it is possible that it may be ex tended to Maul and the other islands. The American Legion has adopted a resolution to include in its memorial a natatorium of international dimen sions. Plans have' already been ac cepted, and if so constructed, Hawaii will a natatorium second to none in the world. Island Competition Inter-Island tournaments have been numerous in the past year and have surpassed any previous efforts in inter-sectional athletics. Maui teams in baseball and basketball, and teams representing Hawaii and Kauai have played inter-island championship series in Honolulu. Rowing, tennis and golf, also, have had intersect ional tournaments. This year it, is planned to send an All-Hawaii basketball team to the mainland and at least one Maui player will make the trip, it is expect ed. Maui Is Strong This island has a greater number of registered athletes, per capita, than even Honolulu can boast. During the present year three sanctioned meets have been held under the aus pices of the Maui Athletic Club and many prominent visiting athletes hnve been entertained. Taking into con sideration the relative importance of athletics in the islands, the facilities of the Maui Athletic Club will com pare equally well with other A. A. U. organizations in the territory. Kauai remains the missing link. Not until that island joins hands with the association will the inter-island chain be complete. Sound Finances Financially the association is in a healthy condition and has held all sanctioned meets during this year without need of soliciting financial aid or trophies for winners of the meets. Total assets of the Hawaiian Asso ciation are $5,100.55. With such credit balance it should be possible tor the association to carry on the Inter-island competition. Maui Reservists To Take Long Cruise (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU, Sept. 29 Naval re servists on each island of the group will be given a cruise of 1400 miles in Hawaiian waters on Eagle boat No. 58 of the United States navy, now at Pearl Harbor, the cruise com mencing October 1, according to an nouncement from naval headquarters. The vessel will leave here October 1 for Kauai and there pick up reser vists, returning here October 3 to pick up about 30 reservists, thence leaving for Hilo, where more will be taken aboard. The vessel will then cruise around Hawaii to Kealakekua, Kailua and Kawaihae, thence over to Lahaina and Kahului to pick up re servists there, thence back to Hono lulu, leaving the Honolulu reservists, and finally over to Kauai, visiting Nawiliwili, Waimea and Hanalei. The boat will then go to Maui and Ha waii to leave the remaining reser vists. Dependent upon the success of the first cruise, that is as to numbers who enroll, will be a second cruise. SUGAR COMBINE IN SOUTH IS FORMED ! (ASSOCIATED PRESS) , NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 29 Com- j billing their forces in the interests of upbuilding the sugar industry, the i Louisana Sugar I'anters Association, I American Growers, Association, and j the Producers' and Manufacturers' Protective Association, today effect ; ed a general merger. The various interests will operate from this time on under the name of American Su ; gar Cane League of the United Slates. Low And Murphy i Battle In Court Over Auto Case "Lie" Is Passed In Heated At-1 tempt By Local Attorney! To Convict Engineer Of Violating Traffic Law Sarcasm of the "caustic" variety and the hurling of the 'short and ugly word" featured the effort or At torney Eugene Murphy to convict A. I'. Iaiw, county engineer, of a minor traffic violation yesterday. The mat ter was taken under advisement un til tomorrow by District Magistrate H. C. Mossman. The case in question revolved about Low's alleged negligence in pulling away from the curb on Main street as the result of which, it is asserted, a collision between his car and one driven by A. K. Okamura was narrow ly averted. Failed To Signal Okamura, as the first witness, testified that Low had failed to signal his intention of driving into the mid dle of the street and that cars park ed on both sides made passing im possible. The latter, he said, pulled into Main street at a sharp angle to avoid a car parked in front of him. The attorney, who followed Okamu ra to the stand, was cross examined by the defendant who represented himself throughout the hearing. "What was the conversation be tween you and me at the time of the incident," asked Low. "I asked you why the you didn't give the signal," responded Murphy. "Now when I talked to you later up the street what was said? "You told me where I could go, and I said I would notify the county at torney. I did the latter." Charges Hurled "Was that all?" persisted Low. "No," countered the plaintiff. "If you want it known, you said you had the county attorney under your thumb." "Do you mean to say that I made any such statement," demanded Low heatedly. "I mean just that," replied Murphy. ' "All right." said the defendant alter a moment's hesitation. During the same bit of cross ex amination Low asked suddenly: "Were you in perfectly good health at the time of the occurence, Mr. Murphy?" "Perfectly so." "You hadn't had a drink or so?" "I had not." As the closing witness the defend ant admitted he had not given the customary signal but asserted he had first looked down the street to see whether or not any machines were coming. He was unaware of the ap proach of Murphy and Okamura until he heard their horn, he said. Denies Statement Then, with eyes blazing, lie replied as Frank Crockett, representing the prosecution, inquired about his alleged statement concerning the county at torney: "I did not. It's all a lie." Plaintiff and defendant glared at each other for a tense moment. There were no further hostilities, however. Judge Mossman declared he was un familiar with that particular section of traffic ordinances and set tomor row morning as the time for render ing of his decision. Terrific Explosion Wipes Out Garrison (ASSOCIATED PRESS) SPEZIA, Italy, Sept. 28 The I entire naval garrison of Fort Falco-mara on the Gulf of Genoa, rear this city, is believed to have been killed in an explosion caused by lightning and which destroyed everything within a radius of 10 miles. Many hundreds are wound ed and the hospitals are already filled. ! Seventy bodies have been re covered so far but it is impossible to estimate the total dead. Fifteen hundred tons of ex plosives that were stored in deep tunnels under the fort, exploded, , blowing off the entire hilltop. BANDIT FOR 40 YEARS; GIVES UP TO POLICE (ASSOCIATED PRFSSi SAN SEBASTIAN. Spain, Sept. 29 Forty years of terror for lesidents in the outlying districts came to an end today with the surrender of Kaisuli, Morocco bandit. The report was received from Senor I'rida, form er minister. For more than two score years Raisull pursued his "profes sion" as a brigand practically itnmol ested. SIKI MAY FIGHT IN U. S. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) NEW YORK, Sept. 29-Rattling Siki. victor over Georges Carpentier has agreed to fight any light heavy weight Tex Rickard may select, ac cording to an announcement made- by the promoter today. Federal Post May Go To Hilo Man (ASSOCIATED ritESS) Honolulu, s.pt. :r Fred Patterson of Hilo is i .(- appoint ed Assistant United Slates District Attorney lor the Territot ol Ha waii according to aiiihoi al i e re ports rect ived here today tuilii the Star-Bulletin cnricspondent in Washington. The probable date of the appoint tnenl was not made known. Whether or tvt Al-'Mituh r I.itid sey, local attorney. Is to l-e given the recess appointment as Associ ate Justice, teiiiioiial Supreme Court, is still a matter foi speculation the dispatch states. Further action on l.iudsey's nonii nation will be determined at the White House, it is paid. Raymond Bemoans No "Good Angels" Among Democrats (ASSOCIATED PItESSI HONOLULU, Sept 29 - Dr. J. II. Raymond of Maui, candidate to the office of delegate to congress on the Democratic ticket and other Demo cratic candidates addressed a politi cal meeting in Kaimuki, last night. Raymond bewailed the fact that "The Deniocnis have no angels to put up a slush fund for us. but we Democrats don't believe in money. We haven't any antvis floating around oi I can assure you we wniild have twice a 113,000 slush fund. This talk makes a little diversion. As talk, it is alright but it does not interest us." Metzger Speaks 1). E. Metzger, a candidate for the senate said his experience as terri torial treasurer "would be invaluable in the next legislature for the subject of first importance to come before it is the revision of the assessment and taxation system." "Since I went out of the treasurer's office." declared Metzger, "I notice the plantation assessments have de creased by something like $5,000,0110, until the plantation assessment on Oahu is $23,000,000. Now, you know and I know that plantations between here and Rwa could not be purchased for anything like $23,000,000, much less all the plantations on 1 li is isl and." "I also notice that city property as sessments hae increased by six mil lion dollars." Metzger added. Attacks Home Bill Raymond the Maui bourbon candi date to the nomination of delegate to congress, speaking at a Democra tic rally in the Punchbowl, attacked the rehabilitation bill, outlining tlie fight he had made against it in Ha waii and as a member of the commis- j sion to Washington. He said the bill's passage had dealt a blow to liomesteading and to cill I zen home-building in the Territory. I H. J. Andrews a candidate seeking j nomination- to the house, called the I bill "A steal calculated to favor the 1 interests." 1 , PROBE $200,000 LOSS I FOM ORIENTAL BANK I (ASSOCIATED TRESS) j HONG KONG, Sept. ?'J. An ex haustive probe was under way hen I today in connection with the asserted ; $2ui),(li"l shortage in funds of the In iternational Banking Corporation. Of Ificials of the ins) it ut ion were reticent trnd no details as to the alleged loss I were made public. GRAND JURY SAYS DRY LAW FAILURE (ASSOCIATED rltFSSl SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29 Prohibition, after more than three years of trial as a section of the nationnl constitution h?s proved itself "detrimental, oppressive and and undemocratic," according to a report filed by the county grand jury today. The report, which constituted the last act of the 1922 panel, was made formally to the superior court department under whose direction they operated during their term. -8 man,s Club j Maui Woman The tirst meeting of the Club year meets in t lie Territorial lluihling next Monday afternoon at 2:3o. It is to be open meeting. All teachers are in vited to be present and it is Imped that the club members will see that they reach there. Any who care t join the Club may do so by taking out Active membership cards at two dollars a year or become Associate members at one dollar a year . The Address by Professor Lccbrirl of the University of Hawaii will be of interest to the gentlemen of Maui as well as t.o the ladies. They are cordially invited to attend. Miss Gertrude Parker will gie a voeul number. Crisis Feared In Near-East; Rush British Troops Rest Hope For Peace On Im portant Conference Be tween Britain and Keir.al; Neutral Zone Occupied KUMKALIS, Sept. 29 With Greece and surrounding Islands in the flame of revolution; the en tire neutral zone occupied by bel ligerents and Gerat Britain hour ly rushing reinforcements to the front, conditions in the Near East are approaching a crisis, military advisers believe. Further and more hitter out breaks are expected momentari ly despite the sanguine expecta tions of foreign office officials who have dispatched General Harring ton to confer with Kemal at Mudania. Upon this conference rests the only hope for even tem porary cessation of hostilities, it is Gaid. (ASSOCIATED PRESSi LONDON. Sept. 2S With the situa tion in the Near I'ast rapidly ap proaching a critical point, a third cabinet meeting for the iurther dis cussion oi plans wan called today. Conditions reached their highest point it aggravation this morning, it was taied. It is believed that the abdication of King Constant ine v ill mean the prob able institution o! a provisional cab inet in Greece with the possibility that Lloyd Geo'-ge and Premier Veni zelos may again work hand-in-hand. Political poweis also express the belief that such action would mark a swift change in the Itritish policy to ward Turkey, recently adopted under French pressure and whereby the I'urks would be allowed to reenter Europe. A stiffening altitude on the part of England toward the Turks may be expected, it Is said. Meanwhile, the latest move toward the Itritish concentration centers on the .Mediterranean Sea is the order ing of 31 planes from Egypt, 40 from Malta and the holding of three squad rons at the latter point ready for im mediate action. At the Dardanelles a grave situa tion exists, government officials say. J here is prospect of renewed fighting on a major scale. There is little hope to be derived from the Kemalist reply to the Itritish ultimatum, which, ac cording to officials, is "evasive." Unable To Agree LONDON, Sept. 29. Indicating that the tide of battle is as yet far from reaching its conclusion, dispatches from Paris today stated the Angora issemtily, in. secret session, have no tified the Kemalists there will be no cessation of hostilities until complete restoration ol all territories has been made to Turkey. The assembly is said to have repotted they wcv un able to agree on any plan for parti cipation in a peace conference. King Takes Oath PARIS. Sept. 29. The Greek Crown Prince, in whose favor Constantine ibdicated, today took the oath of of fice as King of Greece. According to dispatches the new king, in the pres ence of ministers of the triantrillakos cabinet, took the name of Georges. Occupy Neutral Zone CONSTANTINOPLE. Sept. 29. Turkish national troops now occupy the whole ol the neutral zone on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles with the exception of the Chanak area where the lirilish are entrenched. U. S. Saves Victims SMYRNA, Sept. 29 Under the pro lection of the American Hag, 10 Greek vessels today took olT 2".uoo refugees, victims of t lie lire here. LONDON, Sept. 27-King Constan- tine lias abdicated his throne in favor of tlie Crown Prince according to advices received in London via Central News and Reuter's agency from Athens. Early reports here were doubted In official circles. Confirmation of the report was later received at the foreign office. Paris Notified PARIS, Sept. 27 Word of the re ported abdication of King Constan tino was received here today, coinci dent with reports of the landing of revolutionist warships near Athens. Wants To Remain ATHENS, Sept. 27 With the resig nation of the Greek Ministry Constan tino told an Associated Press corres pondent that he woud stick until the people t.old him he was no longer wanted. British Concentrate CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 27 A general concentration of ISritish sea and laud forces is being carried on in Marmora, Iiosphorus and the Dar danelles. To dale the English licet comprises six dreadnauglil s seven battle cruisers, twenty d -stro ets, submarines and air craft. Innl con tingents now number 30, lino nn-n and more are en route from Egypt aud from Malta. War On Christians LONDON, Sept. 27 The Christian population of IJiglia has In en mas sacred by Turks, some of whom were beheaded and some shot. A few es caped, advices state. All Greek Ar menians were seized by the invaders.