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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
FRIENDLY' ADVICE AND A PROMISE
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
The Attorney General's advice to German aliens to "Obey the law :
keep jour mouth shut," doubtless voices the sentiment of the nation,
however differently the idea might be expressed. The promise of safe
ty in person and projerty which goes with this adv ice will also be echoed
in the American mind. President Wilson's declaration that our war is
not against the German people but against the. German government, is
one of the truest things in the United Slates today. It should make easy
the healing of the breach when this conflict is over.
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APRIL 27, 1917
REORGANIZING THE NATIONAL GUARD
The order from Washington discharging from the national guard
all enlisted men who have families dependent upon them, will relieve
the Islands from an embarrasing position. Also it will go far towards
strengthening confidence in the fairness and wisdom of the army depart
ment. The order doubtless applies to every national guard company in
the United States, but it touches Hawaii almost as a special relief
measure. Here, in an excess of patriotic zeal or local pride, a militia
organization was built up several times the proportionate strength of
that of any other part of the United States. Just what this meant to
Hawaii's industries was not realized until a general mobilization order
impended. But Hawaii's men are not quitters. In spite of the fact
that private and public business must have been most seriously disrupt
ed, there was no disposition to squeal. Preparations have been going
on steadily, and had the order to move actually come any time in the
past two weeks, every company in the Territory would have responded
But a successful war depends upon industrial organization quite as
much as upon great bodies of armed and trained men. There is evidence
to show that the administration is profiting along these lines by the les
sons which England had to learn the hard way. If it can get past by a
precedent-hampered congress its conscription policy it will be in posi
tion to organize a fighting force with the least possible disturbance of
the industrial body of the nation. The men who will be taken will be
those that can best be spared. It will be no blind haphazard selection.
Men who can best serve their country in the shop or behind the plow,
will not be permitted to take the place on the battle front of an un
skilled laborer or shirker from duty. The spirit of a volunteer army
is a mighty fine thing, but it ought not to be given its head.
The Territory should now be in a position to reorganize the guard
on a basis of about one third the previous strength, and have a more
highly efficient organization as a result. And Hawaii can spare this
number of men, and will gladly make the necessary sacrifice to do so.
These are the days of rumors. They are air-plants that thrive on
nothing and which multiply as the spores of a fungus carried on the
breeze. Unless backed by absolute authority it is best to doubt any story
however plausible; and een then it is well to cross-examine the autho
Newspaper men are a unit in believing that the large part of these
wild and oftime harmful reports might be avoided by the healthful disin
fection of simple candor and broad publicity. But this we cannot hav-e uo
til official minds and particularly military minds have become jrt)"pre
enlightened than they are today. I here is doubtless, little, going' on in
Hawaii even now that would be injured by being known to all the world,
but no man weajrlae uniform mar onen his lins1 -without Permission
.' froru'Jumirle higher up.'AThus it is Xat atmosphere ideal for the
"development of mischievous stories is created! Mo one may even con
tradict them. '
Extravagant spy yarns involving two well known Honolulu men
have been retailed throughout the islands for several weeks past with
an ever-growing infinitude of detail, only to fall into nothingness when
the men concerned returned home from ordinary business trips. A
word from proper authorities would have checked these stories before
they could have well started.
It used to be the theory in territorial official circles that public in
terest would suffer by candor on part of public officials, and the lack of
that candor on one occasion destroyed half of Honolulu through a sense
less plague panic. Now days such crises are handled differently. What
the army heeds what the nation will some day insist upon is a real
publicity bureau. But army-trained men could never successfully run
ETERNAL VIGILENCE IS THE PRICE OF SAFETY
The epidemic of anthrax which has suddenly appeared among cattle
on one of the most isolated ranches in the whole territory, should serve
as a sharp reminder that in vigilence only is there safety. That this
justly dreaded livestock disease could thus find a foothold in the Islands,
would probably have been denied by all authorities two weeks ago. But
it is here, and may never be entirely eradicated. It is now up to not
only the paid experts of the territory, but to every rancher or other
person who may have the responsibility of transporting animals or
animal products from one island to another, to neglect no precaution.
The Kauai epidemic is supposed to have been brought from the main
land in bone-meal. It is also well to know that anthrax kills humans as
well as livestock.
The Hilo board of trade has just grounds for being sore with the
legislature for saddling the county of Hawaii with a loan for building
a portion of the Volcano road. Like the Haleakala road project, the
Volcano road must always be of more value to Honolulu than to any
other part of the territory and it is therefore unfair to expect the entire
burden to be borne by any one county. The territorial roads bill seems
to have been lost in the shuffle for this session, but the principle should
not be lost sight of for the future.
A prominent army officer in Honolulu is reported to have said that
the army has no interest in the children's garden movement. Probably
not. The children of Hawaii will not be able to feed many soldiers.
But they and their parents may learn how to feed themselves better,
which means better living, which means better citizens. The army, how
ever, is taking some lessons in helping feed itself which is something
that it should have been learning a very long time ago.
The Ford is the same old stand-by this year as heretofore, but it
makes a better impression and a lot of the rattle has been eliminated.'
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
A Socialistic Proposition
Considerable interest is being shown
in the proposal, as Bet forth in House
IH11 M r Alill 1 1
i"" i.w, -ri'w. jiii i uuuv ru ill ir-jif.i(t i ui u
by Representative Norman K. Lyman,
to have the Territory purchase the
Waiakea Mill and establish a govern
ment rpntrnl fnr tlio TinTT)neloiHriia nf
this district, after the WaiaVea lands
are subdvided into homesteads. This
is the gist of the measure now before
Such a proposal is a most radical
one and should be considered in its
Deanng upon tne prosporr.y ot tnc
'Pnrri i ni'V rutVior tVinn immt tho tlnr
sonal benefit it might be to a compar
atively few homesteaders. As it is,
we do not believe that the time is ripe
in mis leimory ior me esiaunmi
ritiit nf aiinii a nylprnnl nntprnriKP-
lt is more than probable that with
such a diversity of interests as would
be sure to prevail under the proposed
plan there would follow nothing but
trouble, financial loss to the Territory
and political wire puinn;.'.
The lease to most of the Waiak-'n
lands ends next year. At present the
plantation is srleiuliuiy orgamzcu,
now anil nn-tn-dnte imiirovemeu' 3 have
recently been installed in the mill and
under the expert management ot r.ir.
r.,,.M MnH LVirhna the pnternrise is
proving a financial success, which is
reflected In the taxes paid, ana pro
vides employment for a thousand or
more persons, unuer inese cucuiu
stances we believe that the best in
terests of the Territory would be ad
vanced if the plantation is permitted
to again lease its lands, or a large part
of them, for a limited term of years
.v, q rental lis would return a
steady and proper income to. iw Ter
ritory. Hilo Trioune. "t ; , -r ; ?
Misprision: Of Teason ' V
Following is ft claused the United
,(iyItii rniln dealing With
treason-, which i not generally known,
but which ougui w re.
Eyeij person owing allegiance
'"itf"'UM' United States and having
' knowledge 'of the commission of
'''any tmiROn against them, who
conceals, and does not, as soon as
Batty be, disclose and make known
'''the spme to the President or to
some judge of the United States,
or to the governor, or to some
judge or justice of a particular
State, is guilty of misprision of
treason, and shall be imprisoned
not more than seven years, and
fined not more than one thousand
The greatest asset any country can
have is the loyalty 01 us ciuzenu, mi
it will overcome all oDSiacies.
rr,a mora f a rt of being loyal con
stitutes every citizen an inherent
r.nrnt onrvlrp man of his country. He
does not have to sole his shoes with
rubber, but let him be alive to tne
interests of the nation at all times,
and let him go to the proper places
with his knowledge or tacts or even
suspicions of danger.
witn oil or the citizens or ine l nu-
ed States working together along
these loyal lines, bomb plots and other
i-iniinwrrv would indeed be more haz
ardous for the perpetrators than they
are already. The service.
It surprised Hilo citizens to lParn
during the past few weeks that while
Honolulu was well guarded by regular
troops, national guardsmen, a Dig
police force and a naval unit of sub.
marines, Hilo got no care at all and it
was up to the citizens to do the work
themselves and have the county pay
for the guards. It Is estimated that
there is on the island of Hawaii, In
property of destructible nature, at
least $90,000,000 Invested. This does
not take into consideration growing
crops and what they might bring
when placed on the market in the form
To think that this island was absol
utely ignored and that when efforts
were made to have some protection af
forded the citizens the scheme was
blocked, makes people wonder whore
they get off as American citizens who
rely upon the American government
to protect them.
The company of regular troops that
arrived yesterday morning will help
out, but why was not this done before?
Why Not Sell Land At Home
Mr. David McII. Forbes brought an
interesting matter to the attention of
the board of trade on Monday last
when he said that he thought that
when land was advertised to be sold
by the government at public auction
the sale should be held on the same
island as the land Is located on. He
could not see the sense in advertising
a Hilo lot to be sold in Honolulu and
asked why the sale could not be made
Many times someone who wished to
bid on a property for lease, or out
right purchase, had to proceed to Ho
nolulu and there put in several days
waiting around until the sale came
off and the land for sale, or lease
was, all the time, located in Hilo.
It is the opinion of several people
that there is really no need to hold
sales of Hilo lands In Honolulu pnd
that if the attention of the land com
missioner and other authorities Is
brought to the matter a change will
be made. Hawaii Herald.
Nothing In A Name?
Dropping the word "conscription"
entirely, the people of the United
States of America Fhould adopt the
term "universal service" exclusively.
Conscription savors of force from au
thority, such as Is encountered in an
absolute despotism, while universal
service indicates that equality of
status which Is the intent of a repub
lic, such as ours. The Service.
The legislature ha sheen merely
flirting with the temperance question.
Iiy and by Congress will get busy
and put over a war prohibition mea
sure like Russia's. Kohula Midget.
Gov. Pinkham's call on the Hawaii
an Planters' Association for co-operation
in growing food supplies, puts, it
up to them. With sugar at super-war
prices, which will pull stronger divid.
ends or patriotism? Kohula Midget.
Turned Out At 7
Turning men out of the saloons at 7
in the evening means turning them in
to the moving-picture shows, probably
with their families; means turning
them next day. into grocery-stores.
shoe-store;, butcher shops: means
turning their wives and children Into
drygoods and clothing stores.-
There Is not the slightest, question
that prohibition helps general busi
ness. That holds tnie..ven In tourist
communities.' Knnhliihf has tobon a
step toward prohibition ' and should
nevpc o DacKwara. u is, moreover,
the sort of a step which satisfies the
most jealous advocate nf "h nine mlpM
in liquor legislation. Star-Bulletin.
Having adopted the 7 o'clock clos
ing hour, Honolulu's clubs show them
selves fully as patriotic as the saloons.
Salvation Army Officers To
Make Inspection On Maui
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Dubbin will make
their annual tour of inspection of The
Salvation Army work on Maui, being
scheduled to arrive tomorrow evening.
During their visit they will conduct
services in the Makawao Union
Church, next Sunday morning and at
the Wailuku Union Church at 7:30 P.
Col. Dubbin is the commanding of
ficer of The Salvation Army work on
the Hawaiian Islands with Mrs. Dub
bin who holds the same rank as her
husband and shares his responsibil
ities. While the Colonel has visited
Maui previously, this is his first op
portunity to speak to the congrega
tions of the churches of this island.
On Monday, April 30, the Colonel
will welcome the friends and com
rades of The Salvation Army at the
Citadel, on Market street where a
grand rally will be In order. The
Wailuku Salvation Army Band will
make its bow to the public during
these meetings. Band instructor Jos.
eph Hannon is to be congratulated for
what he has been able to do with the
boys In so short a time.
Following the custom of several
years, the offering at the Wailuku
Union Church, in special envelopes
marked for the purpose, will be devot
ed the Salvation Army work on Maui.
Officers of all Maul Corps will be in
attendance while Ens. Chas. Puck
extends an Aloha to the Maui public
and invites all to be present at any
or all services.
in ordering shoes from our large
winter stock. Footwear will be
send on approval, if you have
established an account with us. It
will be well to do so now.
We have a larne assortment in the
very latest shapes and materials.
MANUFACTURERS' SHOE STORE, HONOLULU
Sfime SableJCaliului Slailroad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
The following schedule went into rFect June 4th, 1913.
5 23 13 20
L" Spreck- "A
a" "STille ."l
L" Hama- -A
.. Pauwela ..
h.. Haiku ..A
2 07 4 12
1. All trains daily except Sundays.
2. A "Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku dally, except Sundays.
i :ou a. m., arriving at Kahulul at 6: El a. m., and connecting vlth
the 6:00 a. m. train for Puunene.
BAGGAGE RATES: 160 pounds of personal bafgage will be carried free
of charge on each whole ticket, and 75 pounds on each half ticket, wkea
baggage Is in charge of and on the same train as tke holder of the Uekel
For excess baggage 26 cents per 100 pounds or part thereof will k
For Ticket Fares and other Information see Local Fassenger Tarif L C. a'
no. , or inquire at any of the Depots.
ATSOW NAVIGATION CO.
1917 PASSENGER SCHEDULES AND PORTS OF CALL
Mnnoa . . .
Luiiine . . .
Manoa . . .
Manoa . . .
Manoa . . .
Manoa . . .
Manoa . . .
Manoa . . .
May ' il
Apr! ' 14
Apr." ' '28
May ' 26
May ' 19
July ' 14
July ' '28
Mar. 181 Mar,
21 1 Mar.
4 1 Apr.
Schedules hown above are exact between San Francisco and Honolulu, and vice versa, but are aDDroxImate
vv o v iimu Diicm, 01, iDiauu yKji .n vi Call.