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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1914.
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
A TRUCE TO HYPOCRISY1
It has been suggested thnt the warring European nations observe a truce
of a few days or a few weeks around Christmas. Hypocrisy!
The only Christian way for the "Christian" nations to observe Christ
mas is to end the war.
A truce would but rest and strengthen the belligerents for further
The idea of a Christmas trure among nations that are violating the
first law of Christ (Love one another) Is worse than the six-days-a-weck
grafter who goes to chinch on Sunday for the sake or appearances. Th"
8 8 8
WILCON AND WAR.
President Wilson Is getting many roasts because he doesn't declare war
on Mexico. American newspapers that are bewailing the precipitancy of
Kuiopean Towers In the Old World conflagration are nevertheless knocking
the ablest statesmtn the T'nlled States has had in well, in a great many
years. They are hitting him because he doesn't order troops into Mexico
and plunge this nation into several years of bloody conflict with an irres
ponsible swarm of half-baked barbarians who have no use for peace unless
it is in the grave.
With half the world at war, It is quite reasonable to suppose that a man
of sene at the head of the American government would endeavor to keep
his country out of the shambles.
The editorial pen-fighters are congesting the waste-basket. The Service.
8 8 8
WHADDYEMEAN HARD TIMES?
The Elks at their Lava Trail entertainment took in $4500 money, by
the way, which will remain in Honolulu.
Visiting baseball players corraled $."00 for the first three frames played
by them some of which money will stay here, while other has alrcadv
done a flit.
The producer of "Mistrfs Mary" took $1300 for her bit she nho took
the S. S. Ventura the following day.
Despite the fact that there is more competition in the amusement, line
in Honolulu at present than ever before, every iihow nppeara to be doing con
siderably better than a paying business.
And yet some people say times are hard in Honolulu! Tropic Topics
8 8 8
GOOD ROADS CONFERENCES.
The proposal of Superintendent ForbeR to have the road engineers of
the group get together for a conference is a good one. On the mainland
they think so much of conferences of this sort that they are made nation
wide, and one is to be held in the city of Chicago next month, at which
the engineers of every part of the country will be present. We heartily
endorse the suggestion of Mr. Forbes, and hope that the one confeience pro
posed may lead to a system of like conferences on the same important sub
ject by the road engineers of the Islands. Garden Island.
8 8 8
Over on Maul the citizens are gtting enough money together to go ahead
with the proposition of erecting a decent rest-house on the summit of Hnlea
kala. Half of the necessary amount was subscribed by delegates to the Third
Civic Convention which was held at Wailuku. The next thing needed on
Maul is a good road to the top of the big mountain. Hawaii Herald.
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THE RELIGION THAT FAILED.
'Teace on Earth and Good Will to Men" is the old Christmas saying.
Does It not all seem as If the days for such farces as celebrating the birth
day of the gentle Jesus, the very personification of peace and good will,
should be dropped, once and for all? The horrible, bloody, ferocious strug
gle going on now in the cockpit of Europe, to many people, means the end
of Christianity. The very foundation of that religion has been destroyed
by those who were sworn to uphold it. "Turn the other cheek," oh, yes, that
was the creed of the gentle Nazarene of nearly 'two thousand years ago, but
. it is not of the cultured nations of today.
"A Merry Christmas," God- how can the men who started the whole
butchery ever allow their lips to form the words? Half Europe aflame with
war, millions of dead and dying, peaceful and prosperous towns destroyed
and the woeful prospects of just as much more ruin to be witnessed in the
The proposition of establishing a truce during the days covering Christ
mas, seems to most people an absolute blasphemy and a suggestion that Is
simply a revolting farce. A holiday from butchering one's fellow man so as
to allow of a rest up in order that the butchery can be carried on with
greater ferocity the next day! Away with any such ideas. Let the murder
proceed and let it be a clean job without any mawkish sentiment regarding
the birthday of Him, who, if He still takes any interest in mankind, must
Bit aghast at the sights now being perpetrated in His name by those who
have in the past claimed Him as their Ally. Hawaii Herald.
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THE ISLAND NAMES.
Why cannot the largest island in the Hawaiian group have a name all
its own? "Hawaii" as a name is confusing, as it is also the title of the whole
group. Hawaii Herald.
In this connection we would like to suggest a number of changes that
might be made with advantage. To begin at home, why not rename this is
land, the island of Hilo, instead of Hawaii? Similarly, Oahu should be Hono
lulu, as in one sense it now is. The island of Hawaii is legally simply the
city and county of Honolulu, and to a majority of mainlanders it is all Hono
lulu. The name Oahu should bo dropped.
Other plans of renaming are more complicated, but the present list of
names is most absurd. For example there is a Waimea on every island in the
group, just as there are several Konas and other recurring names which are
purvivals of olden times when districts and localities were named after their
geographical location. Most grown up people who are familiar with the is
lands know where the various districts and towns are, but how about the
school children, who have to waste time in learning geographies based upon
this oldtlme naming system? Hilo Tribune.
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DOES CHARITY BEGIN AT HOME?
The Saturday Evening Post says:
"Will our business men send shiploads of flour abroad while their rei?h
bors have no bread?" Will me remember the children of Europ? at Christmas
and forget the children of our tenements?"
At last accounts, the Malihinl Christmas tree in Honolulu had been given
up for this year, Beliglan relief subscriptions having preference. It was about
the best thing in Honolulu's calendar. It brought out long lines of children,
of every race, getting their cheap little presents on the day celebrated in
honor of the birthday of Christ, every year more and more a showing of
Christian good will and charity and generosity; a pleasure to those who gave
for the big public tree and to those who managed it. Important it was also in
education of many youngsters concerning the meaning of the day. We do
not envy the task of the parents of the expectant tots of the tenements, In
explaining to them that they cannot have any present on Christmas here this
year, because Christiana are fighting each other in Europe. Hilo Tribune.
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HILO AND THE BREAKWATER.
The Board of Trade took a somewhat Illogical attitude last Tuesday in
the matter of the investigation of the breakwater work. An investigation was
proposed because of many repeated reports that the contractor is attempting
to do the work in an impractiacl way. The enterprise being a public one, of
great importance, the board undertook to make an inquiry, and the contrac
tor very courteously responded with an invitation to give a representative of
the board every possible chance to visit the breakwater plant and report. The
board declined to name a representative, and it let the matter drop. ,
In expressing bis disinclination to act as the board's representative Presi
dent Metzger said that the contract was a private one as far as the contractor
was concerned, and that If the Hilo Board of Trade finally had occasion to
LOOK! HAWAIIAN HEIRESSES!
"J. S. S." OF PAIA MAY ESCAPE!
"J. S. S." of Pala may not get a
rich wife, but he is ortniniy gaining
enough press no.orlHy to make a
$20()0-a-week vaudevllli star liieen
with envy. As an example here's
what Helen Dare, a well-known writei
says of "J. S. S." in the San Fran
"There's one thing you can say in
mitigation (I was about to say "In dc
fence," when on second thought, I
found I couldn't carry It to that ex
treme) of the excessive moderness
of the modern young man, and that Is
that he certainly has the courage of
his progresslveness; he's not ashnm
ed of the revolutionary things he (loot
however shameless they may be.
"As in the much-discussed case oi
his street car manners, and his
changed, unchivnlroua attitude to wo
men, he is open and above board; he
stands for what he does.
"If, indeed, he has degenerated
from the old-fashioned Ideal, he at
least makes no pretenses; he glories
In his degeneration.
"Time was when no young man
however eager he was to make such
an alliance would have confessed,
even under inquisitorial torture, that
he was deliberately seeking wealth
with a wife or possibly the other way
round. - .
"Vet here we have a modern young
man not only confessing it but blazon
ing It td the world at large advertis
ing his want broadcast, with a post
script plea for further publicity in the
final words: "Please copy."
"He Is a frankly mercenary young
man who knows what he wants and
has no old-fashioned notions about
masculine pride and Independence to
restrain him from asking for it
Straightforward and explicit is his
'matrimonial want ad,' which he has
sent to the Chronicle from Hawaii;
and in It he addresses eligible heir
esses at large in this fashion:
" 'If you are already overburdened
with wealth, why should you marry a
rich husband? Give the poor devil a
chance. I am a young man of no
means whatsoever, battling away with
the hard-headed old world, getting but
slight commendation for my efforts to
help it along, yet feeling that mighty
hands of it ready to pinch my ribs If
I do not tend to business. I am tired
of being cramped and want a few
more roller-bearings in the machinery
of my affairs. Round dollars make
excellent ones. So I want to marry a
girl with a fortune. And I want it to
be of ample size, too, while I am
about it say $50,000 up to $1,000,000
Across the Pacific.
" 'You American girls of means fall
in love with counts, dukes and men
of title over there across ihe Atlantic
yet look at the spirit of the coun
tries they come from: War and cor
ruption! Why not turn your pretty
heads now, and look across the peace
ful Pacific to Hawaii, where the spirit
of the country Is peace, happiness and
love. I am just a mere man, but I can
love harder than all of those French
counts, Austrian dukes and English
lords put together.
" If you are eligible 1. e., either
owner or direct heiress to the requir
ed fortune please do not hesitate to
write to me and start proceedings at
once. My address is J. S. S., box 33,
Pala, Maul, Territory of Hawaii.
"However I find It necessary to
make a few stipulations, which. If you
cannot meet them, please do not re
spond, viz: The successful applicant
must be within seven years' radius.
above or below, my age. I am 23. She
must be clean, 'have clear eyes nc
required color), plenty of hair (all hc-r
own), teeth, ditto. Her skin must be
white and clean enough so that the
complexion specialists would be wil
ling to use her as an advertisement.
She must be intelligent enough to ap
preciate J. Montgomery Flagg's'
Should Say So.'
Is a Eugenlst
- " 'She must be able to pass all the
courses in eugenics with an average
of 100 per cent. She must be a Miss
In the strictest sense no widows or
divorced wives accepted. She must
be able and willing to bear me ch!l
dren to a liberal nuu.ber. She must
not tend toward any excesses, such as
stoutness, wlttiness, leanness, attrnc
tiveness or tallness. If she has any
excesses I would prefer them to be
toward kindness, healthfulness and
happiness. She need not be strikingly
handsome, but must not have any out
landfall cast of form or iVatures. She
must be willing to spend at least six
mouths out of a year out. here in TIa
wail, which Is my home, and I will be
willing to spend the other half with
Iter in her own domain, if she Bees lit
" 'Should she fulfil these require
ments, I do solemnly swear to fall in
love with her, and guarantee to ask
for her hand in marriage within one
year of the date of our personal ac
quaintance. (Signed) J. S. S
" 'Please copy.'
"So here girls, ia your chance to
study a specimen of the modern
"Whatever qualities of the hero of
your maiden fancy he may lack, you
must admit that he has initiative and
candor not bad traits in a husband
although far be It from me to recom
mend him to your favor, or dabble
ever so tentatively In so perilous a
pastime as match-making.
"Even though you do not find him
admirable or desirable, you will find
him Interesting at any rate, for he
may be the "avant courier" of the
new breed of suitors, instead of, as he
appears, merely a freakish outgrowth
of our social unrest."
IN THE CIUCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT OF THE TER-
TORY OF HAWAII.
In the Matter of the Estate of Mei-
nert H. Reuter, Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
All persons having claims against
the above Estate are hereby notified
to present their claims, duly authenti
cated, even if the claim Is secured by
mortgage, to the undersigned, at Ho
nolulu, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii,
within six months from date of first
publication hereof, or they will be
Date of first publication, December
JAMES F. MacKENZIE,
Executor of the last Will and Tes
tament of Melnert H. Reuter, De
E. R. BEVTNS.
Wailuku, Maui, T. H.
Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 1914, Jan. 2, 1915.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT OF THE TERRI
TORY OF HAWAII: At Chambers:
In the Matter of the Estate of Mag-
dalena Holstein Mosser, deceased.
Petition of Clarissa Mosser for Pro
bate of Will. It Is ordered that Thurs
day, the 21st day of January, 1915, at
10 o'clock A. M. be and the same Is
hereby appointed for hearing said Pe
tition, in the Court Room- of this
Court, at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. ,
Wailuku, December 18, 1914.
BY THE COURT:
Edmund H. Hart, Clerk
Dec. 19, 26, 1914, Jan. 2, 9, 1915.
James C. Toss, Jr.,
iane me matter up, the federal government would have to be dealt with. The
meeting acquiesced In this Idea. It is self-contradictory, for If the board ever
wants to take the matter up with the federal government, it will need facts
to go upon and it has refused even to look for them. The hoard ! nnnaruntiv
no longer in a nositlnn tn hnva mviMn. k ,.,v. .i . ...
does in connection with thin
-w iwi MAut, v itv yuuiiv lUIIVICIllCUlB.
The contractor is most happily fortiaed against its criticisms by his ability
, Btty mat ne invuea the board to get the facts and that the board
wouldn't even Investigate.
The basis of the need for investigation u h mwn nH nninpUn. i
continued statements of contractors of prominence, that the work of con
structing the breakwater cannot be done In the way that Is being attempted.
We hope these statements are wrong. The Tribune has repeatedly published
the statements of the contractors, repeated to the Board of Trade on Tuesday,
that they expected very quick work when they began, and that they will beein
soon. The Indications are that thia will vet nrnvi) in ha thn moq All uln
hopes so, for the breakwater Is of vital importance.
At the same meeting wherein it nrapttrftllv hoM ttiot thin
water contract was none of Its business. th Tinarrt f th riH . .,
courteous and satisfactory voluntary explanation from the man in charge of
ihA fnl,1Hn1 V.. .11,11 . ... . .
.u-iU. uuiiu.uB, ui iue aeiay in wont there. This also is a private con
tract, but the board had asked for and was glad to get the facta. Hilo Tribune.
MATSON NAVIGATION: CO.
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FREIGHT AND PASSENGER SCHEDULE:
San Francisco Puget Sound!
PtMiBT KH,.NDy Hawltmj UM- Arrl M.y U.
Arrive Leave ArrWe Leave- H. IV
Enterprise.. .Sept 5
Matsouia ....Sept 9
Hiloamn v..-Spt 10
Lurline Sept 15
VVilhrlmina.. Sept 23
MIyades Oct I
Matsonia Oct 7
Lurline .Oct 13.
IIilonia Oct 22
Mauoa Oct 27
Matsonia Nov 4
Lurline Nov 10
Hyades Nov 12
Mauoa Nov 24
Matsonia Dec 2
Enterprise ... Dec 3
Lurliue. Dec 8
Ma 110a Dec 22
Hyanes -Dec 24
Matsonia Dec 30
Sept 8 Sept 15 , Sept aa ; 7
Sept 13 , Sept 33 Oct' 3 118
Sept 15 Sept 23 Sept2, .9
Sept 28 Ocit 7 Oct' 15 81
Sept 22 Sept 29, Oet 6, 76
Sept 29 . Oct: 7 Oct' 13. 6t
Oct 6 Oct- 13. Oet 23. 8
Oct 20 Oct- 28-. Nv 7 48
Oct 13 Oct 21 Oct 27 10
Oct 2u Oct 27, Nov 3 . 77
Oct 27 Nov 4 . N 10 6a
Nov 9 Nov 18 Nor 26 8
Nov 3. No? ia Now 17, 9
Nov 10 Nov 18; Now 24.J II
Nov 17 Nov24j Dee I- 78
Dec 1 Dec- 9. Dec l 49
Nov 24 Dec 2- Dee 8, 63
Dec 1 Dee 8. Dee 15 10
Dec 8 Dec 16 Dee 22 11
Dec 22 Dee 30. last. 91 119
Dec - 15 Dec aa Dee 29. 79
Dec 22- Dee 30 Jan. 5 64
Dec 29 aa. 5. Jaa l. ir
Dec 27 Jan 2 Jan 12 Jan 20 . Jam, 30 59
Jan J Jan 13 Jan, 19 13
Sept 13 Sept 19.
Oct 4 Oct 10
Oct 25 Oct 31
Nov 15 Nov 2t
Dec 6 Dec 12
PORTS OF CALL.
I To Honolulu and Hilo.
To Honolulu ad Kahului.
S. S. Matsonia
S. S, VVilhelmina
S. S. Manoa
S. S. Lurline
( on vov; 118 to Hilo direct.
S. S. Enterprise on voy. 119 to all Ports via Puget
S. S. Hyades ) to all Hawaiian Port3 via Puget
S. S. Hilonian J Sound.
fMANOA on voy. 8 returns to S. F. via San Pedro. Arrives at San
Pedro Oct. 20 and leaves Oct. 21 for S. F. arriving Oct. 23.
'"Indicates that steamer carries combustibles and freight
only (no passengers).
SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Jime OciblcJiciliului Railroad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
The following schedule went into effect June 4st, 1913
5 3 3 20
5 a 3 17I
5 10 3 07
4 44 a 39
4 40 2 35
1 15 8 3
U" Spreck- -A
a.: eisviiie :d
L" llama. "A
L- Haiku A
a 0U0 m .O L..KahuIui..A
3 (XM Id 2.5 A..Puunene..L
2. S6 22
Q0 123 05
All trains daily except Sundays.
A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku daily, except Sun
days, at 5:30 a. m arriving at Kahului at 5:50 a. in., and connect
ing with the G:00 a. m. train for Puunene.
BAUUAUk KA1K.S: 150 pounds of nersonal h PPAOA Will
carried free of charge on each whole ticket, and 75 pounds on
eacn nan ticket, when baggage is in charge of and on the same
train as the holder of the ticket. For excess baggage 25 cents per
100 pounds or part thereof will be chanted.
For Ticket Fares and other information see Local Passenger Tariff I. C.
. io. 0, or inquire at any of the Depots.
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