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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1915.
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
Will Kohala Flunk?
Try to look at this thiiiR in a ra
tlonnl way. The plantations to supply
tho labor market, bring into otir midst
a lot of youths of a hot-blooded rare
whose standards of morals are yet
low. They are living In crude, dreary
(no censure Implied) camps, with few
women of their own kind, at. an hso
when the social instincts and sexual
passions are ntroiiKest. Something
has been done to provide healthful
outlets for their vitality; some plan
tations have spent money to encour
age base ball, music and moving pic
tures among them. Hut, really, piti
fully small are the attempts so far.
When the natural social craving
grows too strong to be resisted, then
a day off, plaster on their gay duds,
and parade the streets, or go to dance
to meet a girl. When one of these
high-tension Filipino boys and a Ha
waiian girl are thrown together, with
out, the curbing influences that, re
fined society and centuries of tradi
tional restraint throw around our
boys and girls, If the passions thus
aroused and fed by clandestine cor
respondence sometimes break bounds
and do the worst, is like the proverbial
ppark and tow, can anyone wonder?
This Is not an apology for crime it
is a psychological analysis.
What Kohala needs what every
plantation oommunil.y of this kind
needs is a well-equipped Y. M. C. A.,
with a gymnasium, baths, athletic
clubs, an athletic field, musical club,
"ladies nights," socials, dances if you
will, all under the auspices of those
who hold to Anglo-Saxon conventions
in social life. We owe this much to
these men. The Tanama Canal had
to do just this for the men who dug
the ditch. Camp life whether labor
camps or army camps put men under
the strain of unnatural conditions. We
who profit by their labor must do
more to correct these unnatural con
ditions. If not, we will continue to
get just such results as we have been
getting, and we shall deserve them.
It Is no use to quarrel with and de
nounce the Filipino; our quarrel is
with laws of psychology. Nature has
a tjuarrel with us. Let's be sensible;
the cost of two or three murder trails
would fit out a fine gymnasium and
athletic field. These Filipinos natural
ly take to such sports. It has been
proved in all lines of physical train
ing that it is one of the best cor
rectives of cigarette-smoking, of
drinking, of sexual or other excesses.
A cheerful, wholesome social atmos
phere is another. Everywhere it has
been proved so clearly that any but
blind men can see, that these cost less
than crime and juries and prisons.
Will Kohala see this?
Are we goinp; to permit ourselves
to be helped farther along in our
thinking by this awful tragedy which
cost the life of one of our girls? Will
we pass this examination, or flunk?
Reaping the Whirlwind.
One ugly-looking Becret that has. It
is said, leaked out in the investigation
of the murder case", is a stack of
letters and photographs of girls of
school age, sent in a clandestine way
to Filipinos in the District. Probably
this is an outgrowth of the dances to
which the promoters usually not Fili
pinos have enticed young Hawaiian
school girls by free auto rides and
treats of all kinds, to meet and dance
with Filipino boys. In most cases the
Filipinos have been mulcted a nifty
profit. The Midget has warned the
public of this form of trafficking in
flesh and blood, and some efforts have
been made to stop it. But parents
have allowed their daughters to go
unchaperoned to such dances. Our
attention has been called to several
illegitimate births resulting directly
from this. The old Book is right when
it says that, "Whosoever sows to the
wind shall reap the whirlwind." In
one of these letters to one of our
school girls, captured by the police in
the rooms of the Filipinos who were
suspected of knowing something of
the murder, the writer is reported as
saying: "I am carrying a pistol every
night, now, because I am 'fraid the
kanaka boys wrho are jealous of me
on your account, may try to kill me.'
Maybe the "whirlwind," of crime isn't
done blowing yet in Kohala. Kohala
Caste System Questionable.
London dispatch lights up with grim
humor a miltiary abuse and shows the
real reason why millions of people
would rather not have any army at
all than to have the only sort which
any of the military authorities seem
to know anything about, writes Her
bert Quick in an exchange. An i-n
glishwoman of high social rank has
two sons. One is an officer. The other,
fired with patriotism, has enlisted as
a private. One evening she wanted
to go with her two sons to the thea
ter; but military etiquette forbade
An officer and a private could not be
seen in public together fraternizing
on terms of social equality, .She want
ed to give her sons a dinner party;
but such a thing as having an officer
' and a private sit together at such a
social function is unthinkable. If they
had not been in uniform It would
have been different. But the order
had gone out that uniforms must be
worn. Out of uniform, Khey were
social equals; in uniform the officer
belongs in a sphere from which he
can only look down on the private.
The uniform, in other word.s, puts the
private in a degraded catte, fit only
to obey and serve. The uniform places
the officer in an exalted caste, from
which to descend to tho level of the
private is to lose caste.
What is back of all this? Is it the
necessity for obedience when on duty?
Not at all. These brothers were not
on either of these occasions on duty.
Furthermore, social distinctions and
military distinctions are not the same
thing. Obedience when on duty is
not dependent on social severance
when off duty.
Tho priest when engaged in dis
charging his priestly functions Is
never prejudiced by the fact that he
Is a companion and friend of his par
ishioners when out of the pulpit. The
ntini.ster who plays baseball and goes
camping with the boys of his congre
gation is better able to enforce the
discipline of the church than he would
bo if he stood aloof from them social
ly. The teacher who fraternizes with
his pupils out of the classroom main
tains order and obedience with an
iron hand when on dutv.
Cromwell's soldiers, officers and
men, were equals when they met in
camp for religious services, and many
an officer was disciplined by a private
in nis company for his lapses from
godly living. In the meetings the
private was an officer; while In the
company the religious leader was a
private. In both cases (he inferor
obeyed within the scope of his super
How Cromwell's soldiers obeved!
They swept the chivalry of England
from the field. They ruled land and
sea. They were the most terrible
troops in the battle, and the most
orderly in camp which the world up
to that time had seen.
It is time, says Mr. Quick, the mat
ter were studied by our War and Navy
Departments with a view to arriving
at a new and democratic aystem. We
are likely to build up a great citizen
army. Let its motto be "Iron disci
pline on duty; and no enforced social
distinctions." The Service.
As To Public Water.
At this writing we have no inform
ation of an official character on the
subject, but there are reports which
many people are disposed to takte
seriously that the Territorial govern
ment, is about to transfer to laree
plantation interests certain rights
which belong to and are essential to
the development of important home
steading areas on this island. At first
we were inclined to doubt the correct
ness of this report, on account, of
the repeated assurances of Governor
IMnkham that he was in accord with
the present sentiment and purpose of
encouraging and promoting home-
steading in the Islands; but we now
have the positive assurance of two
responsible gentlemen, made before
the Kauai Chamber of Commerce, that
it is true.
Without water there can be no such
thing as homesteading, and it is in
conceivable to think that the water
of a homesteading district should be
handed over to individuals or corpor
ations, to be diverted to other uses.
We believe that this island is sincere
in the claim put forward many times
and in many ways that' it is in favor
of giving homesteading a fair trial.
Large interests, small interests and
individuals of weight in the commu
nity have steadfastly advanced this
claim, and they have shown in many
ways that they are ready to back
it up. If the government has changed
front, we -want to know it.
While we are on this subject, we
would like to say that there has been
too much of the artificial around the
bureau of public lands lately (back
east they call it something else), and
we are getting jolly well sick of it
over here. We want light on a few
transactions and rumors of trans
actions; and are beginning to feel that
a little hustling up in the bureau it
self would help matters greatly.
On the Other Islands j
Norman E. Gedge, a prominent
mason of Honolulu, has the distinc
tion of being elected inspector-general
of the 33rd and last degree Scot
tish Rite Masons, who have been hold
ing a convention in Washington. The
news was received in the form of an
Associated Press Dispatch, and has
met with the hearty approval of the
Masons here. At tho convention a
magnificent marble building, the
House of the Temple, costing more
than $2,000,000, was dedicated.
Soldiers Building Mountain Trail.
Negro soldiers of the Twenty-fifth
Infantry to the number of 150, are at
work constructing a trail from near
the Volcano House to the summit of
Mauna Loa. It Is estimated that
three or four weeks will be devoted to
this work. The soldiers are doing
the work as a part of their vacation
Why Combine Fair and Convention.
The suggestion that the 1916 Civic
Convention and the Hawaii County
Pair be held on the same dates, al
though no doubt well meant, contains
an implication of discourteous set
nsnness. to ronow tne proposal, as
presented before the Hilo Board of
Trade members, we are to ash all
the commercial bodies to allow us to
advance the date of the Civic Con
vention several mouths so we can
show off our Hawaii .County Fair
Those who favor the plan say the fair
would supply another means of enter
tainment for the delegates. But no
one has yet been able to advance an
argument to show what connection
Ihere is between a permanent, terri
torial organization, which holds an
nual meetings to discuss civic affairs,
and a county exhibition of products,
To combine tho dates would result
only in confusion as to whether a
convention or a circus was bein;? held
in Hilo. The Honolulu Ad Club can
be depended on to furnish a'l tho dis
tractions necessary. Of course it
might be of some small commercial
benefit to Hilo to have the conven
tion and fair at the same time; but
Hilo must remember she is to be the
1916 host to the delegates and that
their wishes should bo paramount to
everything else. The Hilo Board of
Trade committee which is to consider
the suggestion should give tho matter
very careful thought before writing
to the various commercial bodies and
asking them to agree to having the
convention held in June instead of
September. If the idea is entirely
forgotten Hilo will rate far higher as
a convention city than if she starts
this early in the year running around
in circles, without thought of tWo
customary schedule. Hilo Tribune.
An Incident With Salutary Effect.
Governor Pinkham's pardon of
poor Filipino who was given a heavier
sentence than two white men whoso
peculations were very much greater
than his own, has been received
around tho territory with varying and
interesting comment. The general con
census of opinion, judging by the ut
terances in the island papers, is that
the governor was right In his rebuk
of discrimination even though to ad
minister the rebuke he had to free
a man who deserved a certain mea
sure of punishment. One or two crt
ticisms are heard that the governor
might instruct the attorney-general to
proceed on other counts against at
least ono of the white men. In th
main, however, the territory regards
the whole incident as closed and the
effect salutary. Star-Bulletin
Entered of Record
apanese Should Fight For America.
Rev. S. Sakabe, of Honolulu, at a
meeting or the Japanese-American
Citizen's Association, held in Hilo last
eek, told his hearers that it will be
the duty of all Japanese born in Ha
waii to take up arms against Japan
should the United States ever come
to blows with that country.
Short Call Doesn't Please Hilo.
Hilo business men are not pleased
ith the announcement, program of
the Great Northern, which is to ar
rive at Hilo from the coast about noon
and sail for Honolulu at midnight the
same day. The passengers will have
an opportunity to see the volcano,
but will have little time to spend their
money in Hilo. Hence the dissatisfaction.
Kau Sees Sign In the Sky.
Kau residents are said to be much
perturbed over the appearance of a
mysterious word in the Bky, recently.
Just as the moon set watchers are
said to have seen the mysterious word
'luneeoun" spelled out, letter ny
letter in cloud outline, with great dis
tinctness. Some people believe that
the "sign" portends disaster.
Augustus E. Murphy, clerk of the
United States District court, died In
his home on Honolulu early last Tues
day morning. He had been in tor
It is unofficially announced in Ho
nolulu that Fred L. Waldron, Ltd.,
has been Appointed agent for trc
Great Northern Pacific steamsnip
Company. It had been previously
stated that the company would main
tain its own agency in Honolulu.
May Probe Honolulu Police Depart
Citv and County Attorney A. M.
Brown has stated that he is preparing
to bring the matter of the escape of
John J. McGrath from the county jail,
and other matters in connection with
the failure of the police to locate and
keep convicts of the McGrath-Scully-
Chilton stripe, to the attention oi me
grand jury. A prisoner named Fred
Gough has given some startling in
formation concerning the lax methods,
and apparent connivance of the police
in the escape of these prisoners.
Master of Claudine Held on Serious
Cant. William G. Bennett, of 3750
Pahoa avenue, Kaimuki, master of the
Inter-Island Steam Navigation Com
pany's steamer Claudine, and Eliza
beth K. Faulkner were arrested in
Honolulu last Saturday, by the Unit
ed States Marshal Smiddy on a war
rant charging them with a statutory
offense. Captain Bennett's bond was
fixed at $750 and that of the woman
Carnival Director Resigns.
Judge Henry E. Cooper, director of
the Mid-Pacific Carnival, has resigned
on account of press of private busi
ness. He announces mat ine aeveiop-
ment of his Palmyra islands Interests
will occupy all his time. Consider
able consternation, has been caused
by the resignation. A successor has
not yet been appointed.
Samuel K. Kamaiopill, for fifteen
years connected with the department
of public lands, was ordainea a min
ister of the Gospel last Sunday morn
ing in the Kaumakapili Church, Pa
lama. It is under stood that Rev.
Mr. Kamaiopill will shortly be given
charge of the Hawaiian Church in
Loan Fund Board Will Work Convicts.
The territorial convicts removed
from Hawaii recently by High Sheriff
Jarrett, because of misunderstandings
with the Hawaii supervisors, are again
back on the Big Island. They are
being employed by the Hawaii Loan
Fund Commission in the construction
of certain road work being done by
R SAIDA to Morido Iwobe; 2 pes land,
Ptilehuiki, Kula, Maul. Oct 21, 1915.
ANTONE FURTADO & WF to Man
uel Medeiros, Lot 1, Furtado Tract
Wailuku, Maui. Oct 20, 1315. $700.
JACK K ALLEN to Henry Water
house Trust Co. Ltd; 2 pes land,
rents, etc, Waipio, Ewa, Oahu; pes
land, rents, etc, Liliha St, etc, Ho
nolulu, Oahu; 1-6 int. In pc land,
Maul. Oct 25, 1915. $700.
PATRICK COCKETT and wf et al to
Noh Kamakau et al; kul 5188, ap
2, Keokea, Kula, Maui. Oct 16
JACINTIIO ESTRELLA and wf to
Manoel F Silva; 5 19-100 acr land,
Makawao, Maui. Oct. 9, 1915. $600.
MANUEL, MEDEIROS & WF to An
tone Furtado; Lot. 1, Furtado Tract,
Wailuku, Maui. Oct 21, 1915. $300.
CHONG KEE to von Hamm-Young Co
Ltd; Automobile, Paia, Maui. Aug
14, 1915. $350.
S 1IIA to von Hamm-Young Co, Ltd;
Automobile, Koloa, Kauai. Oct 15,
SCHUMAN CARRIAGE CO LTD with
Wray L Bergstrom to sell for $500;
automobile, Paia, Maui. Oct 11
SCHUMAN CARRIAGE CO LTD with
E W Burns to sell for $925; auto
mobile, Paia, Maui. Sept 27, 1915.
E H KEKAPAI to Miagawa: por Kul
1209 and room in building, Waiakoa,
Kula. Maul. June 12, 1915. 10 yrs
at $125 per yr.
PIONEER MILL CO LTD with Coun
ty of Maui; to furnish, lay and
transport pipes, etc, Lahainaluna,
Maul. Feb 17, 1915.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TlfE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY OF
HAWAII. AT CHAMBERS: In the
Matter of the Estate of F. C. WIT
TROCK, late of Hana, Maui, deceased.
Petition of Hugh Howell, Administra
tor of the above Estate, for Approval
oP Accounts, Distribution and Dis
charge. IT IS ORDERED, that Thurs
day, the 18th day of November, 1915,
at 10 o'clock A. M., be and the same
is hereby appointed for hearing said
Petition, in the Court Room of this
Court, in Wailuku, Maui, Territory of
Wailuku, Maui, October 8, 1915.
BY THE COURT;
Edmund H. Hart, C lerk.
Atty. for Administrator.
Oct. 15, 22, 29.
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MURPHY In Honolulu, October 26
1915, Augustus E. Murphy, of 1428
Victoria street, married, clerk of the
United States district court, a na
tive of New York City, fifty-four
MORRIS In Honolulu, October 2i,
1915, Joseph Morris, Jr., of 639 Mo
kauea road, Kalihi, single, laborer,
a native of Honolulu, twenty-four
SANTOS At the Queen's Hospital
Honolulu, October 25, 1915, Miss
Maria Santos, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Manuel Santos, of Kawaiahao
street, a native of Honolulu, fifteen
NEANDER At the Leahi Home, Kai
muki, Honolulu, October 24, 1915,
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