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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1915.
LT. WHITENER ARGUES FOR
Inspector of Militia Draws On History To Support Condi
tion That Strong Armed Force is Desirable
Would Have Several More Companies
U. W. C. Whilencr, V. S. A., Ins
pector of the Hawaii National Guard,
who made the annual inspection of
the two Maui companies last Sunday,
has submitted Ihe following conimu ii
cation which Is published at his re
quest. . The paper is interesting
whether or not one agrees with the
writer in his conclusions. Ed.
Editor Maul News:
Dear sir: I request permission to
discuss in the columns of your paper
some of the questions lelatir.g (o 'he
National Guard of Hawaii that I tie
lieve to he of public interest. In my
capacity as Inspector I (annot remark
upon the annual inspection of the
company at Wailuku held at the r-
moiy on Sunday, March 21, except to
say (hat the company at Wailuku h;is
the record attendance, two officers
and 84 enlisted mn naving beer, pn-r,-ent
in ranks, out of a total strength
of three officers and 100 men.
Doth army headquarters and Na
tional Guard headquarters are anxiou"
to see a further increase in the Na
tional Guard on Maui. The details of
the proposed increase are the enroll
ment of a battalion on each ol ii?e
islands of Maui and Hawaii, with per
haps a cavalry troop on each. Maui's
increase therefore, should be two
more infantry companies and a troop
of cavalry. To recruit this number of
men requires that many men of pub
lic spirit Rive the movement their
support and that the benefits to be
derived therefrom should be clearly
understood by all.
The fit st reason for the National
Guard is undoubtedly patriolic that
the nation may be benefited thereby.
In the face of a world at war, men
are now examining our own history
and our own defences. Today our
army is about one-third that of Bel
gium; in all our history it is the larg
est regular army we have ever hud.
Have we escaped war because we
hae been unprepircd. History teach
es us that since our Declaration of
Independence, when we began h war
without a single soldier, we have had
the War of the Revolution, lasling
Beven years, the War of lh.I2, last
ing two years, the Mexican War, two
years, the Civil War, four years, and
the Spanish-American War, one year
in all sixteen years of actual war,
or one year of war to each 8 years
of peace. This takes no account of
our minor wars or incessant Jl'in
wais, one of which alone the Florida
War lasted seven years, cost hun
dreds of lives and millions of dollars,
and is almost forgotten. All these
wars were brought about by internal
or external complications none of
them were induced by preparation for
war. At the close ol the Revolution,
Congress reduced the army to t.vo
companies of infantry guarding stores
at the arsenals, believing that ihe
American people would never have
another war; yet before the year was
out, they found an Indian war on their
hands, and had to enlist regiment af
ter regiment before it was concluded.
With our present international com
plications, no one can say now, more
Telegraph News of the Week.
TOKIO, March 24. Twelve Japanese officers of artillery branch,
have joined Russian army as official observers.
Number of street laborers seriously hurt in Shanghai when at
tacked by Chinese mob.
PITTSBURG, March 24. Chinese government has ordered 70,000
boxes of tin plate from local mills.
ST. LOUIS, March 25. W. h. Wagiey, i,cad of $10,000,000 cor
poration, arrested for white slavery.
KANSAS CITY, March 25. fter three years' waiting, detectives
have arresled a mail clerk named Okllield for stealing sack containing
WASHINGTON, March 25. Skirmishing between the garrison at
Matamoras and Villa's troops began yesterday, 8000 of Villa's men be
ing engaged. When big battle conies it will be first that Villa has en
countered on east coast of Mexico.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 24. Chamber of commerce will en
tertain congressional party enroute to Hawaii.
HONOLULU, March 23. Dowsett Estate has sold to Inter-Island
its property fronting proposed Kalihi channel for $34,000.
Judge Cooper has sold Manoa property to Waterhouse Trust Com
pany for $100,000.
Three cane planters appeared before probe committee today.
House today indorsed bill requiring compulsory military service.
LONDON, March 24 Cholera and typhus fill hospitals in Przem
ysl. Occupants of city without food eight days before surrender. Peo
ple welcomed hoisting white flag. Foremost military critic stakes repu
tation on fall of Cracow within 30 days. Plizzard raging during past
three days interferes with news service.
BERLIN, March 24. What Belgium, Northern France, and Rus
sian Poland have suffered by war, Russia has carried into Galicia and
LONDON, March 24.- Russian warships are bombarding Turkish
forts in Asia Minor, at Black Sea entrance of Bosphorus
BERLIN, March 24. Little activity on western front. Russian
attacks broken. Two French air-scouts captured.
PARIS, March 24. Seizure of Dacia and cargo by French is de
clared valid. She is now at Brest.
TOKIO, March 24. Chinese mob in Shanghai turns against Japa
nese, looting stores and insulting flag. All Japan is in turmoil over al
leged outrage. Populace demands instant protection to countrymen in
China and redress for indignities.
LONDON, March 23. Sir John French predicts early close of
war due to problem of securing ammunition. F, erybody's problem, but
Germany finds it hardest to answer.
Berlin papers don't believe fall of Przemysl will be serious blow in
general campaign, but admits it is painful.
I y ' ;
than then, that we will have no rwue
wars. Today Itelglum finds her soil
Ihe battleground of nations; this was
not hi ought about by military prepa
rations on her part. No one can say
that the Hawaiian Islands will be for
ever free from war, nor that it will
not be a battlefield in Inlet national
All our wars have been prolonged
by a lac k of military preparation. I tir
ing the Revolutionary War, Conizr.ss
was so jealous of a standing army
that our national resources could not
be organized and Washington saw
army aller army melt away tinder h:
eves because ot the short teim ol en
listment and a thousand other nulitery
evils. Afler seven years of war, the
onlv decishe event had been the sur
render of Burgoyne at Saratoga, whlli
the British were stronger than c'er
and the Atnei leans at almost their
lowest ebb. It. is a fact little appre
ciated by Americans that they owe
their independence to a French army
and a French lleet.
In the War of 1812, our only oppo
nents for almost a year were 4,500
English under General Brock in Cana
da, many of them old men and boys.
It was this force that turned loose the
Indians of the Northwest, burned De
troit, and harried our frontiers. We
sent army after army against them,
until the number of men enlisted for
this war reached the stupendous total
of 250,000; the number who were kill
ed or died fro mwounds or disease
alone reached 20,000.
An army of 14,000 up Chesapeake
Bay, binned Washington and bailed
back again. Who can be sure that
our country will be free from inva
sion a second time if we neglect pre
paration? This war dragged along for two
years without a single victory on land
to our credit the battle of New Or
leans took place after the conclusion
President Taft, in commenting on
lhin war in his Gettysburg address,
19ii9, stated: "Had we had an armv
of 15,000 men, trained and disciplined
as such an army would have been,
Canada would have been ours In a
fe"v months ,and it would not have
been necessary to call to arms a quar
ter of a million of men, nor would de
feat after defeat have plunged the en
tire nation into mourning."
General Scott, at the ates of Mexi
co City, watched his enemy melt away
became their enliptmenls had expired.
Only good luck saved him from dis
aster. The American Civil War, in the
opinion of Field Marshal Lord Wolse-
ley, could have been prevented by the
presence on the battlefield of Bull's
Run, of an army corps of trained sol
diers. General Upton, -a participant
in this war. places it lower yet; he
states that 20,000 disciplined soldiers
would have saved us from years of
In 1898 our country was not prepar
ed for war, but the consequences were
not disastrous. A discussion of our
unpreparedness then would be too
lengthy for this paper.
(Continued in Our Next Issue)
On the Other Islands
Gibson Gets Job.
T. It. Gibson, former superintendent
of public instruction and for many
years employed in Ihe territorial
schools, has been appointed principal
of the Lilluokalanl school at Kalmuki,
succeeding Miss Harriet Needhr.m,
who has resigned. Gibson will assume
charge at the beginning of the new
term, a few days hence.
The governor has granted a pardon
and restoration of civil rights to B
H. Brown, Sr., who was convicted at
HIlo, May 24, 1904, on two charges of
embezzlement and fined $10 in each
Murder Claimed Three Year Ago,
Deputy Sheriff Rickard, of Hono-
kaa, is credited with making an ar
rest that Is of great importance. The
man now in custody is charged with
having murdered a Porto Rican about
three years ago at Laupahoehoe. The
accused was never suspected until a
short time ago. He has resided in
plantation camps ever since the death
of Antone Salve in 1912. The body of
the man was found in a tank of water
and the case at that time was sup
posed to be one of suicide.
Deputy Rickard was put onto the
track of the alleged murderer by
somebody who had a row with the
man. The arrest ofllowed and the man
Juan Rodrieo, is now in jail at Hono-
kaa. Hawaii Herald.
Peter Neves, an employee of the
Hilo Meat Company at Eight Miles,
Olaa, was found dead hanging with a
hide rope around hU neck last week
by one of his assistants. The un
fortunate man was twenty-seven years
of age and married.
Neves appeared to be in his usual
spirits on Wednesday when he deli
vered a 'ot of meat to some butcher
shops. He did not seem to act in a
strange manner. Nothing else was
seen of the man uniil his body was
found hanging to a rafter in his bouse.
Coroner Martin is investigating the
affair, which is thought to be a case
of suicide. Hawaii Herald.
Waldron Heads Honolulu Chamber.
At the annual meeting of the Ho
nolulu Chamber of Commerce the fol
lowing officer were elected:
President F. L. Waldron.
First vice-president. E. Faxon
Second vice-president J. F. C. Ha
gens. Treasurer H. H. Walker.
Directors E. A. Berndt, F. E. Blake.
Norman Watklns, G. P. Wilder, L. A.
Thurston, E. D. Tenney, E. I. Spald
ing, R. W. Shingle, S. S. Paxson, E.
H. Paris, J. L. McLean, W. H. Mc
Inerny, F. J. Lowrey, A. Lewis, Jr.,
George P. Denison, J. P. Cooke and
G. F. Bush.
Capt. Lyon Hurt.
Capt. Harry Lyon, master of the
Inter-Island steamer Maui, was knock
ed by a heavily loaded sling into the
hold of that vessel last Saturday
morning. He was taken to the hos
pital sull'ering from bruises and ser
ious internul injuries.
Captain Lyon's fall was broken by
a Japanese stevedore at work in the
vessel, who caught him and stopped
the full force of his fall.
Bond Money Is Available.
The second lot of Hawaiian bonds
were delivered to Otis & Company of
Cleveland by the U. S. Mortgage &
Trust Company of New York last Sat
urday, and the territory now has
available for public improvements a
total of approximately $750,000.
The allotments of this improvement
fund, as made last fall by the govern
or are as follows:
For Honolulu, $479,189; for the Hilo
wharf shed and warehouse at Kuhlo
bay pier, $134,000; for the Hilo wharf
approach, $24,000; for Waimea, Kauai,
pier, $2,000; for Hilo waterworks,
$7,300; for school buildings, Maui,
$2181.79. Total, $747,070.79.
The allotment for Honolulu is for
wharf and harbor projects.
Tourist Man Heir To Fortune.
Louis P. Warner, of the Paradise
Tours Company, of Honolulu, who
with his wife and Philip C. Hall, his
partner, was on Maui last week in
connection with the tourist business,
has received advice that he is one of
the heirs to an immense estate in
Ohio and Virginia, and that his share
will be about $700,000.
- Kinney Rescues Japanese Miad.
At imminent risk of their lives. Su
perintendent H. W. Kinney, of the
department of public instruction, and
police officer Kellett, succeeded in
capturing a love-crazed Japanese nam
ed S. Sniige, who succeeded in firing
a number of shots from an automatic
revolver at them betore they succeed
ed in effecting his capture. Ihe event
occurred at Kinney's home in Kai-
mukl, where he had been called by
phone by his wife's Japanese maid
who was the object of Shiige's mur
derous infatuation. The Jap had fol
lowed the girl from Hilo and would
have killed her and himself in all
probability had she not outwitted him
long enough to enable Kinney and 'be
officer to arrive.
Charles K. Maguire Dead.
Charles K. Maguire, who was re
leased from the penitentiary a few
weeks ago on parole of the governor,
died last Sunday at Huihui, Kona,
Hawaii. It was known that he was
a very ill man, for some time past,
and this fact was the chief one that
secured bis parole. He had been serv
ing a ten year sentence for embez
zlement of about $80,000 of the Ha
waii county funds while he was audi
tor for the county.
Those Who Travel
Per str. Mauna Kea, Mar. 24. Geo.
S. Wright, E. C. Stevens, A. I. Silva.
Per str. Claudine, March 24. S.
Kiyohlro and Mrs. J. H. Brown.
Per str. Claudine, March 20. C. A.
MacDonald, Geo. S. Raymond, Mr. Yo
shida, Mrs. Yoshida and infant, Mas
ter Yosbida, Miss M. Cook, Doctor
Dias, W. K. Peters. Mrs. J. P. Cooke,
Fred Cooke, R. J. Blake. Mrs. Y. Ka
gaua, Miss E. Copp, A. Runicke, Geo.
Humphrey, V. Johnson, D. H. Lewi,
K. Hon, J. H. Waddell, E. H. Magoon,
W. C. Whltener.
Per sir. Mauna Kea, March 22. H.
B. Penhallow, D. L. Rosenfeld, Miss
B. E. hltehouse, George S. Ray
mond, Mrs. J. P. Cooke, Master Cooke
S. A. Baldwin, F. E. Blake, H. W. Mar
vin, T. J. MacGrath, Kohatsu, G.
Bigelow, Suemori, A. Pilares, J.
Pilares, J. M. Wertgate, W. Kaluakinl.
Per str. Mikahala, March 20. Mr.
Unieda, K. Yasuhira, J. F. Brown and
wife, Mrs. M. Fountain, J. D. McVeigh.
D. Crossman, Aug. Dreler, wife, maid
and two infants.
Per str. Claudine, March 20. F. O.
Boyer, A. Runicke, E. H. Magoon, S.
E. Taylor, E. E. Boyum, E. C. Stevens,
Mrs. D. H. Lewis, D. H. Lewis, Miss
Eva Mayers, F. C. Fry. Mrs. R. Purdy,
Miss M. Talau, C. F. Drake, C. J. Dex
ter, Mrs. C. J. Dexter, F. Meyers, E.
Vincent, Mrs. Alice Park, C. T. Bailey,
J. H. Waddell.
Per str. Mauna Kea, March 19.
Geo. de la Nux and wife, P. C. Hull,
L. P. Warner and wife, W. H. Hindle,
F. A. Edgecomb, J. F. Silva T. Kagita
WOUNDED ON FRENCH BATTLE
F. W. Peacock, of the Island Elec
tric Company, received word this
week advising that his brother, Char
les Peacock, who has been serving
in France as a soldier with a Cana
dian contingent, had sustained a gun
shot wound on the shoulder and was
in the Rawalpindi general hospital.
The brief mesiage contained no hint
as to the seriousness of the young
man's inuries. Mr. Peacock was form
erly a soldier in the British army,
but had left the service and settled
in western Canada when the present
war broke out. He was with the first
lot of Canadian troops to go to the
MANUEL DA COSTA & WF to John
Santos; 2-7 int in Gr 4608, Waiukoa,
Maui. Oct 8. 1914. $230.
GEORGE KAUI to A F Tavarcs; 1-5
int in R P 2211 1-2 Kul, 5492, Kao
pa, Hamakuapoko, Maul. Feb 6,
KAULA KAAI to Meleana Kunane;
Kul 3901, Pulehuiki, Maui. Maich
17, 1915. $1.
CARLOS R SOUZA & WF to Antone
reltas; Lots 4 and 5 of the subdlv
of Aawana Est properties, Maka
wao. Maui. March 12. 1915. ISdrt
ANTONIO VIEIKA & WF to Joe
Francis do Rego; Lot 20, 6.16 Acres
D T Fleming Homesteads, Maka
wao, Maui. March 12, 1915. $400.
Releases of Mortgage
LAHAINA NATIONAL BANK to J
Kiyonaga; 2 automobiles, Maui.
March 17. 1915. fiS0
R TAIRA to M Katumoto; leasehold
ana crops, Kokomo, Makawao, Maui.
Dec 16, 1914. $705.
Pork is on the down grade. Nn 1
stock sold as low as 10 cents a pound
last week in Honolulu markets, with
poorer grades as low as 7. The best
price ottered was 11 cents. With the
price Of DOl'k on the hoof drnntiinr n
fast, the retail price of dressed pork
snouui soon De lower.
Court For Family Troubles.
It. is probable that the legislature
will be asked to create a new court
to be known as the "Court of Dom
estic Relations." It is believed that
fuch a court will be able to do much
in preventing the domestic tragedies
which are now of such freciuent oc
currence. It w;il probably embody the
work of the present Juvenile court,
should the idea be carried out.
Hilo Railroad Faces Receivership.
Bondholders of the Hilo railroad
have appointed two committees to
work out a reorganization plan for
me railroad as a last iesort to save
the road from going ino hands of
receivers for failure to meet two suc
cessive interest payments on its own
outstanding bond issues of $4,500,000.
una action wa3 taken after a series
of conferences attended by represent
atives or a majority of the bondhld
era of both the 1901 and 1909 issues.
If these committees cannot work out
some plan to provide for the pay
ment of the interest within the next
few days, the property will probably
be sacrificed to meet its indebtedness.
Standard in Fuel Oil Trade.
The Standard Oil comnanv will en
ter the fuel oil field in Honolulu, com
peting with the Union and Associated
companies, which have had it to them
selves. Two big tanks are going up.
each to hold 60,000 barrels.
Suicides When Lover Deserts Her.
Aftei deliberately taking a ouantitv
of poison, Mary Daniels, aged seven
teen, died at the Queen's hospital,
Honolulu. Monday morning, despite
strenuous efforts to save her life.
The unfaithfulness of a soldier lov
er, whose name has not been learned,
is raid to be the cause of the girl's
act. The girl had been a domestic in
a rooming house at 12M Fort street.
Entered of Record
MATSON NAVIGATION CO.
26$ market Street, San Trancisco, California.
FREIGHT AND -PASSENGER
M SCHEDULE Hi
San Francisco Hawaiian Islands Puget Sound
C.' leave PUUBT KOCND Hnwallnn Inlnnd. Arrive Voy.
Jlcamir g, p. Arrive Leave Arrive Leave 6. F. No.
fLurlino . . Jan. 5 Jan. 12 Jan. 19 Jan. 27 7!)
Wllhelmlna Jan. 13 Jan. 19 Jan. 27 Feb. 2 65
Hilonlan . Jan. 11 Jan. 17 Jan. 23 Feb. 1 Feb. 10 Feb. 2 65
Manoa . .. Jan. 19 Jan. 26 Feb. 2 Feb. 10 84
Matsonia . . Jan. 27 Feb. 2 Feb. 10 Feb. 16 14
tLurline . . Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Feb. 16 Feb. 24 80
Hyades . . Feb. 4 Feb. 7 Feb. 13 Feb. 23 Mar. 3 Mar. 13 51
Entei prise Feb. 6 Feb. 14 Feb. 24 Mar. 5 120
Wllhelmlna Feb. 10 Feb. 16 Feb. 24 Mar, 2 CG
Manoa . .. Feb. 16 Feb. 23 Mar. 2 Mar. 10 13
Matsonia . . Feb. 24 Mar. 2 Mar. 10 Mar. 16 15
Hilonlan . Feb. 25 Feb. 28 Mar. 6 Mar. 15 Mar. 24 Apr. 1 85
tLurline . . Mar. 2 Mar. 9 Mar. 16 Mar. 24 81
Wilhelmina . Mar. 10 Mar. 16 Mar.. 24 Mar. 30 67
Enterprise Mar. lb Mar. 21 Mar. 31 Apr. 9 121
Manoa . .. Mar. 16, Mar. 23 Mar. 30 Apr. 7 .14
Hyades . . Mar. 18 Mar. 21 Mar. 27 Apr. 6 Apr. 14 Apr. 24 62
Matsonia . . Mar. 24 Mar. SO Apr. 7 Apr. 13 16
tLurline . . Mar. 30 Apr. 6 Apr. 13 Apr. .21 82
S. S. Wilhelmina ..
S. S. Matsonia
S. S. Manoa
S. S. Lurline
S. S. Erterprlse to Hilo direct.
S. S. Hilonlan 1
S. S. Hyades J
Lurline Sailing Jan. 5
Matsonia " Jan. 27
Manoa " Feb. 16
Wilhelmina " Mar. 10
Lurline " Mar. 30
Indicates that steamer carries combustibles (no passengers),
t Indicates that steamer carries Livestock to Honolulu and Kahului.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
time OctblcUaluilui Siailroad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
The following schedule went into effect June 4st, 1913.
A M I A M
5 33 3 3
5 23 3 20
8 42 6 35
8 30 6 25
A.. Wailuku.. L
L" Spreck. "A
a: eisviiie :-l
L" Haina- "A
- Pauwela ..
L- Haiku -A
5 20L 17
5 3 7
5 09 3 05
5 00 2 55
1. All trains dally except Sundays.
2. A Special Train (Labor Train) will
at 5:30 a. m., arriving at Kahului
the 6:00 a. m. train for Puunene.
3. BAGGAGE RATES: 150 pounds qt
of charge on each whole ticket, and
baggage is in charge of and on the
For excess baggage 25 cents per
For Ticket Fares and other Information
No. 8, or inquire at any of the
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To Honolulu and Hilo.
To Honolulu and Kahului.
To all Hawaiian Ports via
Receive Freight for
Port Allen and
6 4oj8 50' 1 30
6 50 9 00 1 40
3 45 5 48
A M I P M
2. 56 223 15
06 123 05
leave Wailuku daily, except Sundays,
at 5:50 a. m., and connecting with
personal baggage will be carried free
75 pounds on each half ticket, when
same train as the holder of the ticket.
100 pounds or part thereof will be
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