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WAILUKU WEATHER Max. Mln. R'fall Dec. 1 81 69 .00 IJ9C 6 83 01 .00 Doc. G 81 lit .00 Dec. 7 80 60 .00 Dec. 8 80 63 .00 No rainfall. THE NEXT MAILS From the Coast: Wednesday, Manoa. To the Coast Monday Pres ldent Cleveland, Wednesday Matsonla. From the Orient: Monday President Cleveland. 22nd. YHAlt No. 1230. DAILY MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1922. PRICE 5 CENTS y nice Civic Convention Brings Delegates Criticise Executive Of Territorial Commission And Resolve For Territorial Fair 1924 (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU, Dec. 8 Senator Harold Wee's paper on "Territorial and County Pairs" which was read to the Civic Convention today was re ceived with interest and created some what of a sensation since it roused a considerable amount of discussion and criticism was voiced by some of the delegates of 11. M. Schofleld, executive officer of the Territorial Pair Com mission, for alleged failure to keep members of the commission from the outside Islands informed of- the acti vities of tlie commission. Dr. IT. 15. Elliott of Hilo in the dis cussion which followed tjie reading of Harold Rice's paper, said that ho was appointed a member of the commis sion two years ago but had never re ceived any notices of any meetings, that he doesn't know what is going on nor even whether he is still a member of the commission. Governor iParrington arose and said, the speaker was still a member. J. C. l'lankington, also of llilo, said he believed the commission is remiss and asked whether it is "a one man job." Chairman Cooke strongly endorsed botli Territorial and County Fairs and especially complimented Maui County on its success in conducting five fairs in tlio past six yearn. A resolution was passed favoring the holding of a Territorial Fair In Honolulu in 1921. Tax Burdens Heavy At tho opening of the morning ses sion tho question of "Taxes and Taxation" was presented by P. D. Lowrey of the finance committee of tho house of representatives. - Tho speaker reviewed tho growth of governmental expenses and taxes since 1!)15 and advocated a revision of the present tax laws. Lowery said that Hawaii's bonded debt is $G9 per capita, which is more than any but one state in the Union, and compared it with tho average per capita bonded debt of the states, $10.18 for all tho states of the Union. Only one state, North Dakota, ex ceeds Hawaii in its per capita debt and only one other, Oregon, approach es it. "When we see a sign as plain as this, wo may well pause," he added. Will Mount Higher Lowrey then called attention to some of tho requests for appropria tions that will be made to the legis lature at Its next session and speci fically referred to the school budget of $9,500,000 for the next biennial period. He said that such an appro priation would mean a tax for school purposes only of two percent. The speaker compared a tax rate of $1.10 in 1912 with a rate of 2.89 this year and inquired where it was to end. After Lowery had finished, Superin tendent Vaughan MacCaughey re marked that the "crop of school chil dren continued to come In year after year without regard to war, famines or acts of providence. Before adjourning the convention adopted the resolution endorsing the aims and results of the Tourist Hit reau and petitioning the leglslatui to appropriate $100,000 for Its wotk, fav ored parks and playgrounds in all thickly settled communities, recom mended to consideration of tho legis lature harbor improvements, lor Molo kai, endorsed agricultural oducation in coreiation with Industry, requested the fedoral government to extend any surveys of Hawaiian waters to King man Reef, recommended continued support for tho Hawaii publicity bu reau, pledged assistance to the federal labor commission, approved the hibis cus as tho official llower of the Terri tory, endorsed tho efforts being made to obtain federal aid for education, welfare work and highways and creat ed an executive council of vhich tho governor is to appoint ono member and six organizations, including the :8aul Chamber of Commerce one each to select officers, carry out the wishes of the convention and select the next meeting place. The resolution favoring a charge for tuition in high schools and tho univer sity was tabled. Planes In Search Of Lost Of&cers (ASSOCIATED PRESS) EL PASO, Dec. 9. Five airplanes will leave here today to participate in the search for the missing avia tors, Colonel Marshall and Lieutenant Webber. Express Fear SAN DIEGO, Dec. S Officers at Hockwell Field today expressed grave fears for the safety of Colonel Mar shall and Lieutenant Webber, avia tors lrom this station who have fail ed to report. It is thought the fliers may have crashed In the mountains between here and the Imperial Valley, In which case It Is believed they are killed. -a HOTEL BURNED (ASSOCIATED PRESS) SAN FHANC1SCO, Dee. 9. Fire gutted the sixth lloor of the Hotel Gartland at the corner .of Geary and Larkin streets early this morning. Nearly all fire fighting apparatus in this city was called out to fight tho llames. All guests of the hotel es caped. Several firemen were slight ly injured. There were no deaths. -tt- TELEGRAPHERS PAY CUT (ASSOCIATED PRESS) CHICAGO, Dec. 9. The Railway Labor Hoard handed down a decision today, cutting off a million and a half dollars yearly from the hourly pay rate of eleven thousand telegraph operators of eleven western roads. The board said the action was not for the purpose of reducing wages but correcting inequalities in pay. HUGE LIQUOR HAUL (ASSOCIATED PRESS) ST LOUIS, Dec. 9 Twelve bandits today overpowered government guards in the Jacob Daniels Distilling Com pany of this city and escaped with bonded whiskey valued at $50,000. The liquor was carried off in trucks. FILIPINOS LEAD (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU, Dec. 9 Governor Far rlngton's report to the Secretary of Interior revealed, that on May 1 last, there were 1,197 more Filipinos than Japanese employed on Hawaiian Su gar plantations. The total employed oT all races was 14,402 of which 18,189 were Filipinos and 16,992 Japanese. -n- Australia Reports Great Crime Wave SYDNEY, N. S. W., (By A. P. Mail) Australia in general and Syd ney In particular have been suffering recently from a crime wave alufost unprecedented In point of violence. A Hornsby bank manager was batter ed to death in a Sydney suburban train recently for the sake of tho bank keys in his possession, and this crime was followed by the discovery of a partially-naked, murdered man in Centennial park, one of Sydney's principal air-spaces. The police have made .one arrest in the latter case, but have been unable to discover a motive. Through the accident of a brawl among underworld charaeteis, anoth er brutal murder was discovered aft er the victim's body had been buried in a much frequented public park near Sydney for nearly two years. The victim was a young woman who disappeared from home and caused great concern. Sensational develop ments are expected from an arrest that has been made. The Cabinet, in an endeavor to" s'iop tho series of crimes, lias provid ed for tho jailing of men found with firearms without a license. In Melbourne there seems to be a revival of tho famous Pitzroy "vend etta" of a year ago, when members of the underworld were shooting "each other promiscuously in the main streets of the city. Tho latest victim is tho famous "Squizzy" Taylor, who achieved notoriety for tho manner in which, after absconding from bail, ho ovaded the police for a year and then, when he was ready, gave himself up. Tasmania's share in the wave has been a triple murder. It has been suggested that tho in troduction of flogging may be tho on ly remedy for the prevalence of crime. CASTLE AND COOK DECLARE DIVIDEND (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU, Dec. 9 Castle and Cooke directors have voted to In crease tho capital stock of tho com pany from $2,500,000 to five mil lions of dollars. The company will declare a stock dividend of 100 per cent, lepresenting the accumulated earnings of the past 15 years. Management Of Royal Hawaiian To Change A new manager lor the Maul Branch of the Royal Hawaiian Sales Company, to relieve "Doonie" Hart man who will return to the Honolulu ofTlce, Is expected to arrive on Maul next Tuesday. The new executive Is reported to be a coast man and well versed on the automobile question. The many friends of Mr. Hartman, who has been a popular addition to local society, will be sorry to learn of his coining departure. .Details of the transfer will be available for pub lication next week. Maui Delegate Back From Civic Meeting First of Maul's delegates to the Civic Convention to return home was Rev. J. C. Villiers this morning. He said the others were remaining over and attended a banquet last night. Mr. Villiers says'that tho proceed ings of the convention were full of subjects of more than ordinary inter est and that though the attendance was not large there was manifested an earnestness that was especially significant. The address on taxation and sub sequent discussion were especially in teresting. Senator Harold Rice's paper on, Fairs produced results. A considerable mass of business was transacted and Mr. Villiers considers the session should have far reaching results. Alumni And Chinese Win At Basketball One or tho best crowds of basket ball fans that has turned out In Wal luku witnessed the Alumni Alerts, un der Brother Stephen, hand a 51 to 9 drubbing to the Pals at tho Wailuku Gym last night. The Alerts' superior basket shoot ing was responsible for the over whelming score. The Pals played a good game, better than the scbre would Indicate, but were woefully weak at shooting. The first half end ed with the score at 25 to 9. In the second period the Alumni rolled up another 2G counters and held the Pals scoreless. Tho stars of the game for tho Alumni were Hangai, Sequelra and Kahoohanohano. For tho Pals, H. Ah Chee and Ilebert were tho point makers. Chinese Win Second The second game of tho double header went to the Chinese-Americans over the Asahl quintet to the tune of 2MG. Tho game was a neck and nock race up to tho last few min utes of play. Both teams are slew ing great development over tho first games last week. Paul Low, Benny Dorego and Wilmington wero the I shining lights for tho victors. Kahn,, Fujlmoto and Nakano played a good game for the Asahl team. LEGION UPHOLDS GADSKI (ASSOCIATED PRESS) I SAN FRANCISCO, , Dec. 9 Seth Mlllington, Commander of tho'Ameri-j can Legion In California, lna state-j meiu touay ueciareu me activities oi Gadskl during the war were "entirely honorable." The Los Angeles Post was urged to rescind its action and undo anything that had been done to interfere with tho concerts. SLAM AT "WETS" (ASSOCIATED PRESS) WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 Friends of prohibition, in complete control of tho house, knocked out an amendment to the treasury supply bill which was de signed to weaken the enforcement of the Volstead act. Maui's Gift Sent To S.S. Haleakala Inter-Island Co. Acknowledges Receipt Of Painting And Tells Of Disposition Made Of It Maul's gift to the new Inter-Island steamer Haleakala, a beautiful oil painting of the Crater of the majestic mountain for which the steamer is named, done by D. Howard Hitchcock, is on Its way to the Mainland for in stallation in tho steamer. Acknow ledgement of the gift and information as to the disposition to be made of it was received by William Walsh, chairman of tho committee of tho Maul Chamber of Commerce on tho gift to the Haleakala In the following letter from tho Inter-Island Company: "Dear Sir: "Tliis will acknowledge receipt of your valued communication of the 2nd Inst. In which you advise us that the Maui Chamber of Commerce had ac cepted from Mr. D. Howard Hitchcock the oil painting of Haleakala and Mr. Hitchcock's account had been set tled in full. "We have taken delivery of the painting from Mr. Hitchcock and have forwarded same to the Sun Shipbuild ing Co.'s Yard, Chester, Pa., together witli four other paintings which Mr. Hitchcock was commissioned to do. "In accepting the Haleakala picture from the people of Maui through the Maul Chamber of Commerce, we wish to express our sincere appreciation of the kind thought which prompted the good people of Maui to make this suitable presentation. "Also accept our assurance that the painting will bo installed in the most suitable location which could be sel ectedthat is in Main Stairway Land ing leading from the Dining Room to the Social Hall. "Your wishes for success in the operation of our new steamer are also greatly appreciated. "Yours sincerely, "Inter-Island Steam Nav. Co. Ltd., "By FERD. HONS, "Assistant Manager." Railroad Station At Hamakuapoko Entered For a third time the station of the Kahulul Railroad Company at Hama kuapoko was broken Into last night. Sheriff Crowell went up this morn ing to investigate. When the station agent went to the ofiice this morning it was evident that an effort to burglarize the place had been made, efforts having appar ently been centered on the ticket case. On the lloor of the olflce were found many burned matches Indicat ing that whoever undertook the job was not prepared .with electric Hash light and was a novice at the work. CONFERENCE ALL IMPORTANT (ASSOCIATED PRESS) LONDON, Dec. 9. Premiers of Great Britain, France, Italy and Bel gium with staffs of financial experts met today preliminary to the Brus sels conference .on reparations. Tho conference is regarded as of critical importance for the future of Europe. PAU WITH MARY (ASSOCIATED PRESS) NEW YORK, Dec. 9. Tho Lasky Famous Players Company announces it will not renew its contract with Mary Miles Mlnter when tho picture in which she is now working is com pleted. WOULD PREVENT VISIT (ASSOCIATED PRESS) INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 9 Alvan M. Owsley, commander of the American Legion, in a speech hero last night urged that steps be taken to prevent the carrying out of a reported plan of tho former Gorman crown prince to como to tli United States soon. MUST KEEP CONTRACT (ASSOCIATED PRESS) NEW YORK, Dec. 9 Tho Supreme Court held that Rudolph Valentino must abide by his contract with tho Famous Players Lasky Corporation, enjoining him from appearing with any other film corporation during the life of his contract. Incendiarism Cause Of Astoria Burning is Belief Of Mayor (ASSOCIATED PRESS) ASTORIA, Dec. 9. Incendiarism is responsible for the fire yesterday that practically destroyed this city, ac cord to Mayor Uremmer and Chief or Police Carlson who issued a state ment today. Local radicals are sus pected in connection with the lire which started in two separate places simultaneously. A thorough investi gation is to be made. Several buildings were dynamited yesterday and succeeded in checking the llames which bad destroyed moro than 30 blocks at noon, including most of the business district and part or the older residential district. Food, clothing and money arc; be ing rushed from Portland. A summary of the situation esti mates the damages from the fire at $12,000,000, 2500 persons homeless, the city cut off from banking, faciliticF, the only food obtainable that lrom the central relief station. Fourteen alleged looter Inve been arrested. There is only limited tele phones and electric light service. Police, soldiers and Boy Scouts are doing patrol duty. Relief is pouring in from many directions. Proposal Of Turkey Gives Satisfaction LAUSANNE, Dec. 9 -The United States and the Allied representatives at the conference are reported as pleased with Turkey's counter propo sals presented yesterday. They do not contain any contention lor the closing of the Dardanelles but ask that (he number of warships passing through the straits be limited so as not to constitute a menace. Russia stood alone in opposing the Allied plan, Greece, Serbia. Rumania and Bulgaria favoring it. Today Baron Hayashl told the con ference that Japan as a powo having! great shipping interests in the Mcdl- terrean hoped for trade in the Black Sea and believed a settlement of tho straits question was near. INDORSE HAWAII'S CLAIM (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU, Dec. 9 Advices re ceived from Fred Ohrt, city and coun ty engineer, in a wireless to tho Auto mobile Club says the State Highway officials that are in convention at Kansas City indorsed Hawaii's claim for a share In federal aid to road Im provement and maintenance. n- CONFIRMATION OPPOSED (ASSOCIATED PRESS) "WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. The fight against the continuation of tho nomi nation or Judge Butler to bo associate justice of the United States Supremo Court was formally opened before tho senate judiciary committee yester day. Further hearing will be hold next Wednesday. IRISH ATROCITIES (ASSOCIATED PRESS) DUBLIN, Dec. 9 A score of men nrmed with revolvers held up a mall train at Liffey Junction, near here, today and ordered all passengers to the rear car of the train. Tho remain ing care were then saturated with gasoline, fired, and the engine started. Tho passengers jumped, many of whom wero hurt. -tt- WILL ENTERTAIN MRS. BURNS. The Lahania Outdoor Circle will act as host to a tea to bo given In honor of Mrs. Caleb E. S. Burns on Wednesday arternoon between the hours of three and five o'clock at tho homo of Mrs. G. L. Keeney at La haina. The event, which is in the nature .of a reception for Mrs. Burns who is a recent corner to the West Maui dls trict, promises to be ono to which much social importance Is attached. Tho guest of honor is well known among Maul society, having been a promlnont resident of Wailuku for several years prior to Mr. Burns be ing tendered the management of tho Koloa plantation on Kauai. Mombors of the Circle aro asked to invito other ladies of tho commun ity to tho social gathering on Wed nesday afternoon. c supervisors ror Kaihia-Keanae Road To Hana Proposal To Take Southside Of Mountain For Road To Hana District Meets With Strong Opposition It was a cool reception that in em bers of the board of supervisors ac corded tho proposal that they consider the advisability of a route for the road to Hana on the Kahlkinul side of Hnleakala and they clearly indicat ed there Is small likelihood of a change in belt road project. .Members of the committee from the Chamber of Commerce and tho secre tary of the Chamber appeared before the supervisors and presented the pro posal made at the Thursday meeting or the Chamber. V. L. Stevenson spoke first and later In tho meeting Prank Sommorreld. The secretary gave the wording of the motion under which a committee was appointed and a digest of what had been said in support of the motion. Supervisor Fleming said that if those who now advocate the Kahlki nui route are right "there must have been a lot of fools a few years ago when tho Kailua route was decided upon." He stiessed the point that 10 or a dozen bridges have been put in through loan fund monies between Kailua and Keanae. That expenditure, he says, will reduce the further cost for tho completion of the road. Fleming and other members of the board also spoke of tho Kahikinui route Traversing a dry country which would not be made more valuable by opening up. Some members also called attention to the fact that even if tho Kahikinui route should be tak en it would still be necessary to put a paved road through to Kailua as all that country may be expected to be set to pines within a very few years if passable roads be furnished. The County Engineer said it would take' several months to enable him to give definite figures as to the cost of a road on the South side of the moun tain as lie would have to figure costs or bridges and grading while he cou'd give figures from former estimates as to tho Kailua-Keanao route. Some six months had been spent on the work when sucli figures were com piled. . - Wood Stays Governor Of The Philippines (ASSOCIATED PRESS) WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 Following a rumor yesterday to the effect that Governor-General Leonard Wood of the Philippines would remain at that post, the war department hero an. nounced today that Wood had resign ed the provostslilp or the University of Pennsylvania in order "to comply with tho expressed wishes of the ad ministration." He will remain Governor-General of the Philippines. Secretary Weeks made public the contents of two telegrams from Gen oral Wood. The first, to tho war de partment, said in part: "The situa tion horo must take precedence over all personal and university inter ests." The other, to the University of Pennsylvania trustees said Wood was "tendering Ills resignation with a feeling of very real regret." HONOLULU FEASTS TODAY (ASSOCIATED PRESS) HONOLULU, Dec. 9 L. L. "Link" McCandless yesterday donated a half ion of pigs to tho Democratic luau to bo held this. aft omoon on Pier 10 in honor of tho victory of William Jarrett to the office of dologato. The dona tion makes it possible to admit all persons to the feast that desire to at tend Instead of tho 7000 special guests who had been Invited by card. , -a- OPINION FAR REACHING (ASSOCIATED PRESS) AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 9 Tho at torney-general hero, today rendered a I decision which it is said will affect 1 thousands of aliens In this state. The I opinion declares that aliens owning i land must report such ownership to ! their county court before January, ( 1923, or be liable for forfeiture of ! their lands. ' Exceptions were made in certain lassos.