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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1917.
THE MAUI NEVAS
entered at the PoBt Office t Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as Becond-cUss matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the I eople
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
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Subscription Rates, $2.50 rea Year is Advance.
L. D. TIMMONS
(ACTING) EDITOR AND MANAGER
OCTOBER 26, 1917
LAST LIBERTY BOXD DAY
Only a few hours remain in which Maui people will be privileged
to subscribe for bonds included in the second Liberty Loan. Final re
turns must be made by the banks in tonight's mail, when the opportunity
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h Maui citizen to do his "bit will have passed, at least lor tin.
from an outraged world.
Referring to the situation in Europe, a letter issued by the war
-department on Monday of this week contained the following:
"The full importance of the Flanders battles are now beginning
to be revealed in the shattered morale of the German forces. That ef
fect will stand out more clearly during the progress of the campaign in
Belgium and there is reason to expect its spread in other sectors of
the Western Front.
"The German attacks on the Riga sector and the capture of Oesel
and Dago Islands were made for the political effect which they might
hae and not because of great military importance."
PRIZE-PIGIITIXG AND CHARACTER
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At this writing it is not possible to determine just wnai uus lsianu
done for the bonds. Honolulu has simply covered herself with
glory, and reports from Hawaii and Kauai are of an assuring character.
Have wc fulfilled our duty in this matter: or, have we "fallen down"?
It is simply unthinkable that the latter is the case, although the meager
reports from the field till us with misgivings, somehow.
A few Incurs yet remain. Do not hesitate longer. Call a Boy
Scout and subscribe. It that is not possible, see one of the banks. If
that is inconvenient, telephone the bank, and all will be well.
Remember: These are the last hours of the last day. Tomorrow
it will be too late.
EXD OP A REMARKABLE SESSIOX
The session of Congress just closed will go down in history as one
of the most businesslike ever held. 1'rom its beginning to the very end
matters of the vastest importance claimed attention every day. Political
lines were forgotten. Oratory was not thought of and there was no
such thing as talking against time or for the purpose of blocking legisla
tion proposed by opponents. It was business strictly business from
first to last.
At the closing hour, after months of hard work, the nation probably
expected that there wouldbea flow of oratory, tapering off into the lighter
vein and humorous. There was nothing of the kind. In the Senate,
the Vice-President closed the session in these lew words: "The hour of
3 o'clock p. m. of this the 6th day of October, 1917, having arrived, in
accordance with the concurrent resolution of the two Houses heretofore
passed, I now declare the Senate of the United States adjourned sine
Could anything be more simple, more democratic, following such
In the House Speaker Clark alone took the floor, lie had a little
more to say, but even that was simple. His address was as follows:
"We have two clocks here, and neither one of them is right.
Laughter. I go by my watch.
It has been so generally the case that prize fighters, upon receiving
their final knock-out blows and retiring from the ring for good, have
gone into the saloon business (either behind or in front of the bar) that
little better has ever been expected of them as a class. Yet when we come
to analyze the proposition we find that there have been some startling
ocviations from the rule, having to do, as has been the case, with some
of the greatest fighters eer produced or seen in America.
A notable instance is the case of John L. Sullivan. This big fellow
was the brute of slug-dom, and went about as low in general ways
as it was possible to go and hold the respect of even his most faithful
friends. Rut there was an awakening; a marked reformation. Sullivan
b.came a citizen of probity and more or less usefulness.
Jeffries retired from the ring to the farm, and, from all accounts,
The case we have immediately in mind, however, is that of Robert
Fitzsimmons, who died the other day. This red-headed artist of the ring
was once, and for a long time, the terror of slug-dom; and for almost
a life's span manifested no evidence of higher ideals than those usually
belonging to the brute. And, yet, what happened with the ebb-tide?
First, we see him on the stage, but, later in the pulpit! His final years
were spent in exhorting the sons of men to turn from evil ways, and
we learn that his last illness was contracted while working earnestly in
a religious revival !
ICxaniples of this sort not only serve to remove some of the taint
which we have become accustomed to associate with prize-fighting, but
compose a lesson to us all, if we will accept it. They emphasize the
fact that there is "good in everything"; and if that good can lift the
load of a prize-lighter's career and- re-establish character and re
juvenate good citizenship in a soul given over to the instincts of the
brute, how much more must be expected of us who have never been
ca'led upon to pass through the fires of severe tests such as has been his
SUPPLIES POR OUR SOLDIERS
ROILER FEED PUMPS
HYDRAULIC PRESSURE PUMPS
AUTOMATIC FEED PUMPS
Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd.
According to incscnt indicati-ms, if Hip ladies keep on with
their work each soldier going to France will be loaded down with
the following when in heavy marching order: 167 pairs of socks, 15
camp kits, 5 medicine chests, 9 sweaters, 67 pounds of tobacco, 18
popular novels, 12 pounds of chocolate fudge, 21 pair of woolen
wristlets, 9 yarn caps, 5 toilet sets, 7 traveling writing desks, 41
fountain pens. New York Evening Mail.
The thread of humor is not bad, despite the fact that it deals with
a very serious piece of business. However, we must remember that
comparatively few soldiers have yet felt the need of the things mention
ed by the Evening Mail. When a million men are "over there" the situ-
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives, I congratulate you on J atjOI1 lC qUjtc different; and it is then that they, and we, will realize
the ending of the most important session of Congress in the history ot t)le importance and great value of the work the ladies throughout the
the Republic. The amount of business that we have transacted is
absolutely amazing and stupendous. I think every Member of this
House has contributed all that was in him to the support of the Govern
ment nf ihe United Stales m tins trreat emergency. Applause. do
far as I have been able to observe- and I have observed very closely
partisan politics has been temporarily banished from this House. Ap
plause. "I think every man has giv en the utmost of patriotism to his serv ice
here. I doubt very much whether any other Congress from now until
land are now carrying on.
The authorities might well look into the causes for the enormous
boosts being given to the prices of cigars in this Territory. Cigars
formerly retailing between four and fifteen cents each have been boosted
in price all the way from twenty to fifty per. cent. This has been done
on the plea that war taxes are making the enormous increases necessary,
when, as a matter of fact, the combined additional taxes all the way
from tobacco grower, through manufacturer and dealer to the consumer
the day of judgement will ever vote as much money in one session as , figures out less than one cent per. cigar, selling between four and lit teen
we have voted ; I hope not. Laughter. Every dollar that the depart- j cents each, lhere is something wrong. Let the federal authorities
ments have asked, or the President has made it appear they needed, j start in with the manufacturers and work down to the wholesale dealers
they have got, and the Sixty-fifth Congress has deserved well of the ' in Hawaii. 1 hey will find something worth while.
"This House has been very fortunate in one thing, and that is the
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general uoou neauii oi inc luemueis auu mc uiv nn uimus uwi nan . r i . . f
fe . i.i l ?-o m i , 1 more ot these people in Hawaii, a majority of whom are men of voting
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lost 17 Members, and 3 of them were dead in the city at the same time
The ruling of the Supreme Court that Porto Ricans are citizens
and may vote adds a new feature to our problems. There are 5,000 or
We ought to thank God for His blessings in that regard.
"And now, the hour of 3 o'clock having arrived, at which time we
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were 10 aujourn, i aujourn mis jiouse, in uus me nisi m-ssioh ui inc
Sixty-fifth Congress, sine die, with the hope that God will have us all
in His holy keeping during the recess." Applause.
GERMANY NEARIXG THE PIXAL COUNT
That they could make themselves felt in an election is self evident.
e have given a good deal of thought to how the future Japanese vote
in the Islands may line up, but have, in a large measure, overlooked the
Porto Riean as a possible factor. It begins to look as though there must
be a re-alignment of calculations.
Despite some enthusiasm which may have been awakened in Ger
many on account of minor successes around the approaches to the Gulf
ot Finland, the sinking of a few ships and the successful flotation of
another loan, the position of the Central Powers in the past week has
drifted far toward the ragged edge. The importance of the successes in
the north is minimized by the approach of winter, when the invaders
will be forced to dig in and stop, or beat a retreat as Napolean did more
than a century ago.
Bulgaria has become suspicious of her allies and has taken the first
steps looking to a separate peace. Moreover, to use a sporting term,
the is "down and out" anyway played out in money, men and courage.
Austria is plainly on her last legs. That country has lost more than
a million men to Italian bullets in the past few months, this coming on
top of costly campaigns against the Russians; and is now concentrating
her lust strength in a hopeless endeavor to stay the Italian advance.
The finances and courage of the Turks are at a low ebb, and while
it is not to be presumed that Turkey will forsake the cause of the Kaiser, j
the power of that country is no longer to be reckoned w ith seriously.
Just how the Germans themselves can keep up courage is one of the
enigmas of the times. They have a hard winter coming on, with all the
problems of near-famine to contend with; and with the certainty star
ing them in the face that when Spring opens they w ill not only have io
meet their old foes, with renewed strength and number, but also a mil
lion men from the United States, fresh, vigorous, equipped to the teeth
and with 20,000 flying machines with which to invade Germany.
It is about the time in the Christian era that the German people
arise in whatever might they may have left, kick out the Kaiser and his
policies and sue for such terms of peace as they may be able to obtain
It is not customary for a newspaper to "tip" possible offenders off
on the plans of the police respecting them. There is a reason, however,
for the warning in another column, that, in a night or two, the minions
of the law will swoop down upon autoists w ith undimmed, or improperly
dimmed, headlights. Neither the public nor police wish to have citizens
put to annoyance and expense for what is usually a matter of careless
ness, and with no intention of breaking the law. Hence, the "tip". Be
guided accordingly and we'll all continue happy. Otherwise auwe!
At its October meeting the Kauai Chamber of Commerce took up a
collection for the Red Cross, realizing quite a neat sum. Further, it w as
voted that collections be taken regularly for the same purpose at all
future meetings of the Chamber. This example strikes us as worthy
of emulation by other business organizations of the Islands.
Japanese naval authorities claim that the Japanese, operating in the
.Mediterranean, have destroyed or captured a total of forty submarines.
Jt would also be refreshing about now to hear that the Japanese had
kslroyed or captured something on land a little west of Petrograd.
It is probably too late in the year for Maui to think of sending a
baseball team to llilo for a return series with the Crescent City, but
the tour is a good one to keep on tap for next season. On their home
grounds, a few games with a picked Hilo nine would be worth seeing.
John Plight, the young Hawaiian trickster, would probably make
an invaluable addition" to the official staff of the Kaiser. ICmperor Rill
might send him as ambassador to some friendly capital.
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The difference between the American Liberty Loan and the Ger
man loan is the difference between voluntary investment and "squcez-
The effort of citizens of Portuguese nativity to raise funds for the
ived (Vos of 1'ortiiL'al is laudable and should be encouraged. All such
movements are for the good of the general cause and humanity.
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