Newspaper Page Text
- - - ' V""' '
TIIK MAUI NKWS. SATURDAY, SKPTKMBKR 2fi. 1914
GERMANS CLAIM BELGIAN
NEUTRALITY NOT SINCERE
Strong Defense of German Invasion of Little Kingdom,
Which Is Declared Was Imperative. Secret
Pact With Allies Alleged
That Itclgium had a secret war
agreement with France and Great
Uritain long before the outbreak of
the present conflict, and that the Bel
gians Invited war by fortifying only
on the German frontier, 1b the declar
ation of the military expert of the
German-American Chamber of Com
merce, New York, in a recent striking
article. lie says:
NEW YORK, Aug. 27. The sym
pathy for Belgium whose neutrality
was supposed to have been so bru
tally violated by Germany, created by
French and English tainted reports
antagonizing the American readers
against the position taken by Ger
many in the present crisis and against
Its military tactics will crumble to
piecef, and England's mission as "the
protector in arms of a sacred treaty"
vt ill be clearly understood if a few
undieputable facts not brought out be
fore are taken into consideration.
Belgium has fortified on its Get man
boundary, whereas it has neglected
during the last 30 years to take simi
lar precautions to protect itself
against its French and English neigh
bors There is a secret Anglo-French-Belgian
agreement, the real existence
of which was established at -the be
ginning of the Morocco struggles.
Germany for a long time had know
ledge of this agreement and acted ac
cordingly. Moved Before War Was Declared.
England decreed the mobilization of
its army on the second of August,
started the transportation of its
troops to the Continent in the night
between the third and fourth, sent
its ultimatum regarding the neutral
ity of Belgium on the fourth of Aug
ust, declaring war on Germany in the
night between the fourth and fifth.
The only course left open for Ger
many's self-preservation was to anti
cipate the passage of troops through
the "neutral territory" of Belgium and
to take possession of its fortresses.
The quick and precise strategic move
ments of its armies assured their suc
cess and checkmated French-English
action in Belgium.
Every government that seriously
considers the inviolability of its
boundaries, that deBires to protect its
neutrality at any cost, takes measures
to protect itself in all directions, im
partially against all neighbors, as we
find in the case of Holland and Swit
zerland. They are alert and ready
for self-defense in their attitude to
all their neighbors.
Wooed by French and English.
It is otherwise with Belgium. Bel
gium has never even tried to rely up
Lon herself. Wooed for decades by
French and English politics, she al
ways confided the maintenance of her
neutrality to these powers.
This even went so far that French
engineers, under the supervision of
Geneial Brialmont, constructed the
Belgian fortresses. Since General Bri
almont's retirement in 1886 up to the
present time, French engineers had
charge of the modernization of all her
forts. The entire Belgian army for
the last 30 years has been under
French instruction and influence.
A glance at the map is sufficient to
realize that the fortifications along
the Maas at Liege, Huy and Namur
would be of importance only in case
of Gfrman attack. There is not the
slightest trace of a fortification oppo
site the French boundary. Of all the
Bea ports of Belgium only Antwerp is
fortified against a possible attack by
It should be. remembered with what
indignation the entire English and
French press met Holland's intima
tion that she intended to modernize
the fortifications along the Schelde.
Reverts to Moroccan Affair.
Surely Holland protects her neutral
ity against England, too. But if these
projected fortifications had been com
pleted access to Antwerp would have
In last weeks issue of the Maui Xews, reference was made
of the engagement of Mss I.ouise l'ratt. Thus far the item was
correct; but when Mr. Clay Smith was named as the lucky man,
uistead of Mr. W illiam Smith, the Xkws at once got in had from
several sides. We are advised that "there are two Smiths in l.a
haina!" An apology is due, and i lierehy cheerfully made.
been made difficult, if not Impossible,
for an English army corps landing
from the pea. Hence these Dutch
plans were regarded as hostile to
But even this logic is easily under
stood. How could Belgium, for instance,
have dared to fortify Ostend against
At the time that France and Eng
land openly disregarded the original
Morocco treaty (which disregard led
to the Algeclras conference) a treaty
that was guaranteed by the big pow
ers just as the neutrality of Belgium
was guaranteed Germany showed
clearly tha tshe would not permit her
self to be erased from the map on ac
count of a private French-English
agreement, that gave Morocco to
France and Egypt to England in de
fiance of all previous treaty arrange
ments, England then openly appeared
on the scene, offering her help and
nrtiM to France.
Germany Gets Documents.
The German government is in pos
session of documents that were ex
changed between the present com
mander of the British army. General
French, and the French secretary of
war, in which all the details of a land
ing of an English army expedition on
French and Belgian territory were
discussed and settled.
English transport ships were ready
A secret Anglo-French-Belgian mili
tary agreement would have been call
ed into action instantly (as happened
in the present war) just as soon as
Germany and France started hostili
ties. No better proof could be offered of
the real existence of such a secret
agreement than the recent mobiliza
tion of the English army that satrted
on the second of August and in the
night between the third and fourth
the first transports of troops had al
ready left the English shores for the
The ultimatum regarding Belgium's
neutrality was forwarded to Berlin on
the fourth of August. And the war
on Germany was not declared before
the night between the fourth and the
France, according to secret agree
ment, despatched officers and troops
to Liege before the declaration of war,
in order to maintain the fort until the
French army of the north succeeded
in its formation south of Brussels.
Doesn't the statement of these facts
successfully replace miles of French
and English newspaper talk and cor
respondence? Germany's boundary on the Belgian
side is unprotected and not fortified.
Should Germany wait until England
and France, after a free passage
through Belgium, attack her unpro
tected right wing?
Germany had knowledge of the
Franco-Belgian military agreements.
She knew of France's plans.
The only successful defense Ger
many could offer was to answer at
tack with attack.
England declared emphatically that
she entered upon the present war "to
protect and uphold sacred treaties"
(moaning the neutrality of Belgium).
History teaches us that England con
siders such treaties "holy and sacred"
only as long as they protect Great
Britain's interest as a world power.
Germany entered into this war to
fight for her very existence, for her
position among the powers of the Eu
ropean continent, her position among
the rations of the world.
And this appeared to England to be
the light time to enter a confedera
tion with Slavs and Mongols in order
to lid herself once for all of her hated
This may furnish the one and only
reason for England's appearance at
the scene of war not anxiety for
Are Guests of Honor at Swell Presi
dio Dance Given By Wife of Capt.
Humphrey's.-A Notable Society
Embellished by a large and striking
cut of Mrs. Selden B. Kingsbury, the
leading society fealure of the San
Francisco Chronicle for September 4
is an elaborate description of the
dance given on the 3rd inst in honor
of Judge and Mrs. Kingsbury. The
affair was distinctly a military one,
and the list of guests covered prac
tically all of the I'residio society folk,
as well as many prominent San Fran
ciscans. The caption with Mrs. Kings
bury's picture is:
"Mrs. Selden Bingham Kingsbury is
the wife of Judge Kingsbury of Ho
nolulu. The Kings'ourys are here on
a visit with their daughter, Mrs.
Charles Humphreys; at the Presidio.
Mrs. Kingsbury Is the sister of Dr.
J. E. Jones, United States Consul
General at Genoa, Italy. Before her
marriage she was Miss Katydid
Jones, a prominent society belle of
Washington, D. C."
The Chronicle's "Lady Teazle" des
cribes the dance as follows:
"Green and gold in radiant tones
were the attractive color scheme for
the decorations at the delightful
dauce given last evening by Mrs. Mil
ton Artells Elliot and Mrs. Charles
Humphreys, wife of Captain Hum
phreys, U. S. A., in compliment to
the hitter's parents. Judge and Mrs.
Selden Bingham Kingsbury of Hono
lulu and Mrs. James Latimer of Boise
City, who are Jier house guests. The
affair took place at the Officers' Club
at the Presidio, . which was adorned
in yellow chrysanthemums, coreopsis,
huckleberry garlands and showers of
green and gold blooms dropping
gracefully from cornucopias and bask
ets. A buffet supper was served in
a room adjoining the ballroom. The
table was prettily decorated in mari
golds and roses, while potted palms
and green garlands created a charm
"Mrs. Humphreys and Mrs. Elliot
were assisted in receiving by Judge
and Mrs. Kingsbury and Mrs. James
"Mrs. Humphreys was stunning in
a pale pink shiffon over white char-
meuse. The skirt was trimmed in
flounces of lace garlanded with
French rosebuds. The corsage was of
pink chiffon with touches of pale blue.
The sash was of the blue with a
fringe of iridescent beads.
"Mrs. Kingsbury was charming in
a Paul Poiret gown of black satin and
black net. The bodice was trimmed
with fillet lace over pink chiffon. On
the left shoulder vas a bunch of
orchids. Her only ornament was a
handsome pearl necklace.
"Mrs. Latimer made a pretty pic
ture in white chiffon over white satin
with pearl and crystal trimmings.
"Mrs. Elliot was handsome in a
frock of Neil Rose satin with cream
lace and crystal trimmings."
SCHOOL SITE EXCHANGE ASKED.
At the meeting of the Land Com
missioners in Honolulu this week Llind
Agent W. O. Aiken was asked to re
port on the proposed exchange of two
acr.'s for a school site on the Ray
mond Ranch at I'lupahikua, for eleven
aires of waste government land on
Lal'i louse bay. which Dr. Raymond
wishes for slaughter house purposes.
The exchange Is approved by Super
intendent of Schools, II. W. Kinney.
BOYS BLAMED FOR WASTED OIL.
Mischievous boys are held respon
sible for the loss of fifty-seven barrels
of fuel oil from the tank of the Ha
waiian Commercial & Sugar Company
at Kihei, and the police expect to ar
rest the young culprits within a day
or two. The lock and chain by which
the valve to the tank was secured,
was broken last Saturday, the valve
opened, and the oil allowed to run
back into the ocean.
MEETING TO EXAMINE BANK
A meeting of the creditors of Jos
Tam Sing, the Makawao general mer
chant, who has filed a petition in vol
untary bankruptcy, will be held this
morning before C. D. Lufkiu, referee
in bankruptcy, at which time the
bankrupt and his books will be exam
ined. Tam Sing claims total liabili
ties (.mounting to JbCok's. while his
schedule' of assets amounts to but
Law Invalid, Says Ashford
IIONOLrt.r, Sept. 21. In an oral
derision Circuit Judge C. W. Ashford
this morning ruled that in his opinion
the indeterminate sentence act, under
which convicted persons have been
sentenced since lf!09. Is unconstitu
tional. In accord .with the decision
he gave Kim Soon Gun, a Korean,
who recently plead guilty to second
degree burglary, a sentence of five
years' Imprisonment at hard labor.
Kim Soon Gun is said to have been
convicted for a similar offense in the
second circuit court, Maul, in Octo
ber of last year. Less than a year
later, or in August of the present
year, he was indicted on Oahu and
arraigned and recently plead guilty.
He had no counsel, hence no notice
of appeal in his case was given and
the question of the law's constitution
ality cannot be carried up to the su
preme court on his case.
Maui Folk Entertained
Alter the polo game Saturday, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Macfarlane enter
tained a large number at a pol supper
given at their beautiful home on Pcn
sncoln street. The tables were spread
wiiii ferns and ornamented with leis.
Among those taking part in the fest
ive occasion were Doctor and Mrs.
High. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thompson,
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Castle, Mr. and
Mrs. A. N. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Cay, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. H. Rice, Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Rice, Mr. and Mrs.
M. Crowell, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Macfar
lane, Mr .and Mrs. A. Collins, Mr. and
Mm. George Beckley, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Macfarlane, Judge and Mrs.
Lymer, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Foster
Dutlon, Mr. and Mrs. F. Henshaw,
Miss Payne, Miss Lady Macfarlane,
Misses Mary and Hat tic Lucas, Miss
Violet Makee, Mr. John Fleming, Mr.
D. Fleming, Mr. Ernest Parker, Mr.
Robert Goetz, Mr.Philip Rogers, Mr.
Frank Rogers, Mr. Sonny Macfarlane
and Mr. Frank Hall. Advertiser.
Honolulu Wholesale Pro
duce Market Quotations
Issued By the Territorial Marketing
Division, Sept. 18, 1914.
ISLAND PItODUC'E ONLY.
Kggs unit Poultry.
Fresh Chicken Kns, doz .V to
Fresh Duck KggH, doz. 3ft to
Hons, lb 25
Roosters, lb 35 to
Turkeys, lb 30
Hroilors lb 35
Ducks, Muscovy, lb SO
Ducks, Hawaiian, doz 5.0C
Live Stock Live Weight.
Hogs, KHM5U lbs, lb Ill to .14
Hogs, 150 lbs. and over, lb 1 .1
I'ork, lb I? to .'JO
Mutton, lb 07 to .II
Moot, lb in " .
Calves, lb 12
Irish, cwt I.IK) to I 25
Sweet, red, cwt '
' yellow ' " "
" white, " '
New lJcrmutlas, lb Ill I I
Ileaus, KtriiiK. lb 0! to (ttl
Means, lima In pod. lb 0:1
Heels, doz. bunches :)
Cabbage. II) ir I 2
Carrots, doz. bunches :
Com, sweet, lUI ears
Cucumbers, doz 20 to -111
(Ireen Peas, lb... 10
Peppers. Hell, lb 05
Peppers, Chile, lb U4
Pumpkin, lb ill I i
Ithuhai'b, lb it.'i
Tomatoes, lb 01
Turnips, white, lb If." 12
Hauauns. Chinese bunch 15 lo .41
Itnnanas, cookiug, Imuch ?5iol.ii
Figs, loo 75
Oiain'cs. Hawaiian. HO
Crapes. Isabella, lb Ill
Limes, Mexican, lil IVI to Mm
Pineapples, doz till
Straw lierrles, lb
lted Kidui ys 01
Calico .IB 1 2 to .01
Small whites 05
Pas. dried tfl l-S
Com, small yellow, ton
Corn, Large 3Ml to Ity.oO
Churcoal, bag fi
Hides, wet-salted, No. I, lb II I 2
No. 2, Hi 13 1-1
Kips, lb II 12
Sheep Skins, each 15 to Jn
lloai Skins, w hile, each Hi to 2o
Clean rags at this office. Highest
market price paid.
I Cecals I
Mrs. Will J. Cooper is visiting
friends In Honolulu this meek.
Mr. "and Mrs. W. S. Chfllingworth
returned home from Honolulu on
T. D. Collins, of the Wniluku Sugar
Company, went to Honolulu on Mon
day night on a short vacation trip.
Miss Laura Atherton, of Honolulu,
who has been a frequent visitor to
Maui, has gone East to attend school.
Mrs. C. C. James and children, re
turned to Kuiaha this week after
spending several weeks in Honolulu.
W. A. Clark, of Paia, was called to
Honolulu on Monday by a message ad
vising him of the serious Illness of
Miss Kate Cornwell was an arriving
passenger on the Claudine yesterday,
after spending two months' vacation
at her ranch on Maui. Advertiser.
C. R. Collins, who has been spend
ing the past ten days with his family
on tiis Kuiaha homestead, has return
ed to Honolulu.
Miss Alice Cooke and Miss Nora
Swanzy, who have been the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. George Cooke on Molo
kai. returned to Honolulu last Sun
day. A luau Is being arranged by the
members of the Paia Catholic church
for Sunday, October 11, in celebra
tion of the feast of "Our Lady of the
Dr. J. H. Raymond was in Honolulu
this: week, attending a meeting of the
Territorial Land Commission, of
which he is a member. He was elect
ed chairman of the board at this meet
ing. Mr. and Mrs. Reynold McGrew are
receiving the congratulations of their
many friends on the birth of a little
son. Mrs. McGrew was Miss Mar
garet Restnrick, daughter of Bishop
Mrs. J. C. Fitzgerald, who was
quiu seriously ill in Honolulu return
ed Lome last Saturday, considerably
improved. She was accompanied by
Dr. Fitzgerald, who was called to Ho
nolulu on account of her illness.
J. C. Foss, Jr., of Wailuku. accom
panied his brother, J. H. Foss and
wife to Honolulu last Saturday, to see
them depart on Tuesday by the Mat-
soni.-i for the Coast. They have been
visiiois in the Islands for some time.
Mrs. Ella L. Austin, principal of the
Walhee School (Maui) has been in
the Queen's Hospital, since her ar
rival on the Siberia, September 11, in
consequence of an accident which re
sulted in blood poisoning. She is do-
ng well, under the care of Doctor
Louis A. Soares, for several years
connected with the "Maui News", as
book-binder, left Saturday for Hono
lulu, where he is now employed on
the Paradise of the Pacific. His wife
followed him to Honolulu last Wed
nesday. FOR SALE.
One 7 II.
P. Stationary Standard
Inquire Maui Meat Mar
ANNOUNCE THAT MR. DOUGH
ERTY WLL VISIT MAUI DURING
OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER AND
WILL TAKE PLEASURE IN SHOW
ING TO THEIR PATRONS MANY
RARE AND EXCLUSIVE ARTICLES
IN JEWELRY, GOLD AND SILVER
WARE, AND CLASS THAT HAVE
BEEN CRITICALLY SELECTED
WITH THE VIEW OF PLEASING
THE MOST PAINSTAKING HOLI
Those Who Travel
Per sir. Mauna Kea. Sept. Z?,. W.
S. C'hillinsworth, wile and 2 children,
J. W. Oleson. Dr. J. II. Raymond, A.
T. Orhorne, Mrs. Hoe, A. J. Crniiicr,
T. I!. Lyon.-'. .1. C. Fos Jr.. Miss I.
Per sir. Miknhala. Sept. 112. Mr.
and Mrs. J. N. Kearn, Dr. En. Young,
V. Van Iling, Miss A. Lewis. Miss
Esther Kia. Mrs. K. Makninai.
Per sir. Claudine. Sept. P). - Mrs. II.
P. Baldwin. Mrs. C. Hansen. F. P.rit
tain and wife, Rev. Shim Yim ('him,
Mrs. Vim Cliiin, Miss Yim t'hiin, Mrs.
Kaholokula, Miss Kaholokuln. Doctor
and Mrs. Fitzgerald, K. Kopke, Miss
M. Fernandez, Miss M. Morris. A. 1).
Morion. John Cosln. wire ami infant,
S. E Taylor, William Maukana. Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Baldwin and maid,
Miss II. Ako.
Per sir. Claudine. Sept. 2?. -Mr.
and Mrs. S. Richardson and infant,
Master Richardson, Mrs. J. W. Man
ning, Joe Williams. Mrs. C. C. James,
Mlis E. (1. James, Miss M. James,
Ralph Manning, S. F. Noll, Dave
Fleming, W. R. Hansen, Miss 11. de
la Nux, Miss F. ( i. Yap, Mr. and Mrs.
W. l.ycelt, Robt. Lucas.
Per str. Claudine, Sept. 17. Rev.
L. K. Kaailua. Miss Knnilua, D. W.
Napil.aa, George Waililo, Mrs. George
Waililo, F. Stange, Mrs. D. K. Wai
lehua, Rev. R. B. Dodge, William An
derson, D. L. Case, Rev. L. Mitchell,
Mrs. W. It. Deas, Miss M. Deas, C.
K. MacKenzie. H. D. Rloggett. Mrs.
IT. D. Sloggett, Mr. Gay, Mrs. D. Ka
lauokalanl,. Sr.,. N.. Kimura,. Miss
Jacobson, Miss S. Kalealoha, John F.
Souza, Mrs. Mary Souza, Torn Chong,
JulU Haia, Dong Wong, Kong J. Fan
lom. Miss Milote, G. W. Lucas, Joe
Williams, S. A. Cook, Mrs. J. H. Foss
and child, Mrs. Foss and maid. Master
Foss, T. B. Lyons, Codington. Mrs. H.
P. Baldwin, T. Oda.
Per str. Claudine, Sept. l!t. L. Soa
res, Pia Cocked, Ah Ho. A. D. Mor
ton, Master Morton, Sam Kock, H.
S. Dwight. L. S. Williams, Miss K.
Cornwell, Mrs. J. S. Walker, Master
Walker, Mrs. W. J. Lillies and infant.
Miss M. Deas, Kong Sing Loy, J. Mac
Laren, A. A. Wilson. H. W. Mitchell.
Per sir. Miknhala, Sept. 19. Miss
A. Cooke, Miss N. Swanzy, C. II. Mer
riam. Per str. Mauna Kea, Sept. 21. K.
Mitsui and wife, M. Ponte and wife,
C. D. Collins, Angus Mcl'hee, J. 11.
Foss, J. C. Foss, Jr. Jock Maguire.
Per str. Mauna Loa, Sept. 21. Mrs.
W. J. Cooper. W. A. Clark. F. Strange.
Come One! Come All!
to be given
Saturday Evening, September 26, 1914
St. Anthony's Girls' School
Trains leave Paia at 7: SO P. M., re
turning after dance.
Tickets, HO cts. Children, 25 cts.