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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1917.
WON ON HIS BLUFF
How an American Consul Brought
a Dictator to Terms.
A THREAT AND A SURPRISE.
The Venezuelan Deepot to Whom Uncle
Sam'e Official Had lieued a Comie
Opera Ultimatum Firt Got on Hit
High Horee and Then Stepped Down.
A great many years ago Thll Hanna
was consul at La Ouayra, Venezuela,
when a little revolution broke out. A
military martinet In commaud of the
town announced himself dictator and,
needing money to carry on his activi
ties, seized a bunch of American, Eng
lish and German residents In the place
and locked them in the town Jail.
They were Informed that they would
be released when they had made cer
tain cash contributions to the revolu
tionary war chest
Hanna was notified of the sltuntlon,
and, looking up the consulate and leav
ing an extra sized American flag fly
ing, he marched up to the headquar
ters of the dictator.
"Mr. Dictator," said Hanna, "I note
that you have locked tip a number of
Americans. Permit me to Introduce
myself as the American consul."
The dictator asked what Interest that
fact bad for him.
"It signifies that I am here in the
name of my government to demand
that these Americans be released In
stantly," replied Hanna.
"Can't do a thing for you," replied
the general. "They've been told that
when they cough np they'll be turned
"They'll be turned loose without
coughing and without delay," retorted
Hanna. "I desire. In the name of my
government, to say that If the Ameri
cans and all the European citizens
whom yon have locked up are not re
leased by 6 o'clock this afternoon I
shall proceed to shell the town."
"To shell-whafll yon shell It with?"
snorted the dictator. "Why, you
haven't an American ship within a
thousand miles, and you know It"
"What I said." replied nanna with
frozen faced dignity, "was that If those
people are nfot released by 6 o'clock I'll
shell the town." And he marched out
Hanna knew perfectly well that there
wasn't an American ship nearer than
New Orleans, and be knew the dictator
knew It But be had something np his
sleeve. He went back to his office and
waited patiently, meanwhile sending a
clerk down to the water front to watch
The day wore on to mldafternoon.
Hanna was getting nervous. He must
make good somehow. At last bis mes
JTwo British cruisers are coming into
PINAFORE PLAY HOUSE
Main Street, (Iao Valley) opposite Japanese Girls' School.
Distinctive Nursery and
OWN YOUR OWN HOME!
BUY A LOT
Valley View Tract
Finest Residence Property In,
E. R. BEVINS
Wailuku, Maui, T. H.
wu- uHiuur, sir," be reported.
"I knew they were due today," re
plied Hanna. "Now, you get word to
the commander about what we've done
here and tell him It's very Important
for him to come and see me."
At 5 o'clock that afternoon three very
Impressive officers In the uniform of
the British navy came ashore and
marched straight to the American con
sulate. Hanna slonched out of his chair,
shook bands all round and explained
his scrape. The naval man wanted to
know bow he could best serve the
necessities of the moment
"Just go back on shipboard and begin
clearing those vessels for action In
the most ostentatious way yon can,"
replied Hanna. "I'll do the rest"
As soon as the necessary time bad
elapsed to assure that these facts would
have duly impressed themselves on his
dictatorship Hanna started for the
palace again. He didn't have to wait
"Have the American and European
prisoners been released?" be asked.
"They have not yet," replied the dic
tator. "Then permit me to say that at 6
o'clock sharp, as I mentioned thl3 morn
ing, I begin shelling this town!"
"Where's your American ships?' per
sisted the dictator.
"The two British cruisers that have
entered the harbor today are under my
orders," replied the American consul,
"and we'll blow you and your town off
this coast before morning If you don't
perform. Do yotl get It?"
The dictator didn't know whether It
was bluff or not but at 5:59 o'clock the
prisoners were turned loose.
Hanna got a promotion for the Job.
New York Sun.
He bad carried a cue nine miles
around a billiard table and pushed a
lawn mower once across bis 30 by 20
Then he collapsed.
"Overwork," said the sympathetic
doctor and put him to bed. Cleveland
Where the Soft Spot Wat.
Gladys Jack really has a soft spot
In his heart for me. Muriel How do
you know he has? Gladys He says
be Is always thinking of me. Muriel
Why, a man doesn't think with his
heart The soft spot must be in his
Betty Van Rocks Did yon have a
satisfactory Interview with papa? Jack
Brokeleigh Not very; be said all he
would give was his consent Boston
The greatest man Is be who chooses
right with the most Invincible resolu
' An Unsettled Question,
"Is this town on the map?"
"We don't know, stranger. There
ain't nobody here rich enough to buy a
map to find out" Detroit Free Press.
Unusual Play Togs
Designing by an
Of County Next Year
Furniture and Omce Supplies ....
Telephone and Wireless
Donds County Offlclals
Indigents and Tension
Special Police Tension
Fire Department 540.00
Department of Supervisors $ 7,980.00
Department of County Clerk 4,780.00
Department of Finance 10,110.00
Department of County Attorney .. 5,180.00
Department of Justice 17,800.00
Department of Public Health 43,080.00
Department of Police 53,804.00
Department of Public Works 121,620.00
Sundry Account 68,500.00
OFFICIALS MUST PAY TAX
The House lias passed a resolution that members of Congress and
Fedora! officials, including the President and judges of the courts, are
subject to the income tax law.
Lieutenant Montgomery, commander of the F-l, was among the
GERMANS SAVE AMERICANS
Amsterdam Germans have saved two Americans from drowning.
INCLUDED CHINA ALSO
San Francisco In the India Conspiracy trial it has developed that
there was a plot to effect a secret treaty with China, whereby Germany
was to protect China from all aggression provided Chinese be sent to
India to assist in the revolution. Details outlining this scheme were
introduced in code purported to have passed between Chakravarti, one
of the defendants, and German officials in Berlin.
SAN FRANCISCO POLITICIAN SHOT
Frank Daroux, politician, was shot and severely wounded by Tessy
Wall, of Bartlett Alley, Daroux's divorced wife, who said: "He broke
me and left me penniless".
AIR RAID ON ENGLAND
London Air planes have again raided Essex coast and also towns
of Kent. Some reached and bombed London, but not with heavy fire.
Reports of damage have not been received.
FLOUR MILLING REGULATIONS
New York The milling division of the Food Administration has
announced new regulations prescribing the amount of wheat to be used
by millers in manufacturing flour. It is estimated that the regulations
will save 60,000,000 bushels in the present crop year.
FICKERT WINS AGAINST RECALL
San Francisco The recall election of Charles M. Fickert, district
attorney, instituted because he prosecuted the preparedness day bomb
ing case, results in victory for Fickert by a large majority. Fickcrt's
opponent on the recall ticket was A. Swiger.
Honolulu General Wisser states that there is no possibility of the
National Guard being mobilized in the near future. He declines to
give his reasons for this statement, but it is believed to be based on
cable advices from the war department.
IIAGENS LEAVES IIACKFELD
J. F. C. llagens announced his resignation from the office of vice
president and manager of Hackfeld & Company, and further announces
that he seeks active service in the American army under "his captain's
commission in the quartermasters' reserve. He hopes this may demon
strate to the satisfaction of everyone his opposition to Prussianism.
HONOLULU CHINAMAN IN PIL1KIA
Mail advices received by Chun Hock Chow, an aged Chinese jeweller,
states that his son, Chun Kim, is held by the revolutionists under Dr.
oun Yat Sen, in China, and that a heavy ransom is demanded. The
demand made is for $15,000 gold, 1000 taels of opium and 1000 rolls of
silk, and unless these are forthcoming, the young man will be killed.
?hun Kim is a Honolulu boy, 26 years of age, and was educated at
. Dr. Hayes, who has been indicted for a criminal operation, pleads
not guilty, before Judge Heen in the Circuit Court.
TO VOTE ON SUFFRAGE
Washington The rules committee agrees to bring the women's
suffrage proposal to a vote in the House on January 10.
BOMBERS NOT DISCOVERED
Sacramento Investigation of the bomb outrage at the residence of
Governor Stevens fails to reveal a single clue.
OZAWA APPEAL CASE HALTED
San FYancisco At a meeting of the Japanese Association here re
garding backing the Ozawa naturalization appeal, originating in Ho
nolulu, to the Supreme Court, it was stated that the cost would be $200,
000. Japanese government officials here disapprove of further action at
this time. '
MEETING TO TALK PEACE
Petrograd (Delayed) Foreign Minister Kuehlmann of Germany,
and Foreign Minister Count Czernin of Austria have notified Russian
Premier Trotsky that they will meet the Russian representatives at
Brest-Litouvsk on Tuesday to enter into definite peace negotiations.
The evening papers announce that Trotsky has notified the ambassadors
of the Allied powers that peace is impending.
HOME GUARD ESTABLISHED
Washington It is announced that ex-soldiers between 40 and 60
years of age will be eligible to the United States guard for home defense.
BORDEN GOVERNMENT SAFE
Ottawa The Borden majority in the Canadian parliament will be
CRUISE OF MAVERICK REVIEWED
San Francisco The trip of the Maverick is related on the witness
SUBMARINE F-l SUNK
Honolulu A flash from Washington reports that the submarine
F-l was sunk on Sunday after collission with the F-3. Five rcs'.ued;
19 lost. The F-3 was undamaged. (A sister submarine, the F-4, was
the one sunk at Honolulu. Ed. Maui News.)
IN THE CHURCHES
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WAILUKU UNION CHURCH
Rowland B. Dodge, Minister.
Mrs. George N. Weight, Jr., Direc
tor of the Choir.
M'ss Mary E. Hoffmann, Organist.
The regular Sunday School session
9:45 to 10:35, Sunday morning.
The Sunday School will hold Christ
mas exerc'jses at the usual hour for
assembling. At 10 o'clock there will
be a baptismal service. Parents and
friends are invited to the Sunday
7:00 Organ Recital by Miss Hoff
man. 7:30 Special Christmas service. The
church will be decorated for this ser
vice by Mrs. K. R. Bevlns. The
music will be the pinging by the choir
and congregation of the old Christ
mas carols and hymns.
A special invitation Is extended to
CHURCH OF THE
Rector, Rev. J. Charles Villiers.
Fourth Sunday In Advent, Dec. 23rd.
The services will be a a usual. Holy
Communion at 8 A. M., Sunday School
at 10, Morning Trayer at. 11, Sermon
on: "The life and Influence of a great
The Sunday School Christmas
exercises will be held In the Parish
House this (Friday) evening, at 7 o'
clock. Christmas services will bo held on
Tuesday (Christmas Day, at 10:30,
in the morning. Holy Communion at
KAHULUI UNION CHURCH
Ellis E. Tleasant, Minister.
Sunday School, 10 o'clock.
Church Service, 7:30 P. M.
The service next Sunday evening
will be a Christmas service and the
music will be Christmas music. Miss
Drinkle will sing a solo and there
will be other special selections.
The Community Christmas tree
and program will be held on the com
ing Saturday evening in the com
munity bouse at 7 o'clock. An ex
cellent program has been prepared.
In addition to the numbers by the
children of the Sunday-school and
Kindergarten, a Hawaiian chorus led
by Mr. Hoopil will sing two numbers.
On account of a severe cold the
pastor could not be present last Sun
day evening and Miss Judd of Wai
luku conducted the service and
preached a very helpful sermon on
the subject of Discouragement and
its Cure from the text Luke 5; 4;
Jesus, words to Peter "Launch out in
to the deep and let down your net
for a Draught." The sermon was
listened to very atte.ntatlvely by a
good audience. A beautiful duet
"The Lord is My Shepherd" was sung
1-1 Miss Drinkle and Mrs. Rattray.
MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH
A. Craig Bowdlsh, Minister.
10:00 Sunday School.
11:00 Morning Service
"The Spirit of the Red Cross" Is the
7:00 Christmas Vesper service by
the Sunday school and the choir.
"White Gifts for the King."
ARMOR OF THE CENTURIES
"The Armor of the Centuries" was
the theme of the Rev. A. Craig Bow
dlsh last Sunday at the Baldwin
Memorial church. He said In part
that a new emphasis is very evident
now in connection with the Bible
when men are having new experi
ences in war conditions and spirit.
The emphasis a few years ago for
only "sweetness and light" has been
found Inadequate. Recently President
Wilson In one of his addresses spoke
of tho "invisible armor" which our
soldiers need that they may keep
the'r morale and physical fitness.
When Paul wrote to the Ephesians
he was In prison at Rome under con
stant guard. And everywhere were
the Roman soldiers to be found. Those
to whom he wrote were familiar with
the everyday sight of them. So Paul
stated his Christian truth as a meta
phor. The Christian was to gird his loins
with truth. In those days men wore
the toga and flowing robes which
must be caught up and tucked under
the g',rdle before they could move
rapidly and perform labor. They were
to put on the breastplate, or coat of
mail, of righteousness which Is very
important to protect the vital organs.
Righteousness with its blending of
justice and mercy Is an essential.
The christian must shoe hia feet with
the preparation of the gospel of peace.
Or quickly and In a brotherly spirit
he is to render service to others. He
cannot get along without the shield
of faith which withstands tempta
tions. The old Rome shield covered
nearly the whole man. The helmet of
salvation could not be omitted. To
day every soldier has a renewed sense
of the value of the helmet. The
sword of the spirit which is the word
of God is used to cut thru the prob
lems of life and to know the values of
Some people have thought they
could omit some of this armor. Some
1b better than none. But safety comes
only with putting on "the whole armor
THE CAPTURE OF JERUSALEM
Preaching last Suuday morning at
the Church of the Good Shepherd on
the fall of Jerusalem into the hands
of the British, Rev. J. Charles Villiers
said that the news of it brought good
cheer and gladness to many hearts
throughout the civilized world. Jeru
salem is among the oldest cities of
the ancient world. Its origin, lost in
obscurity, is a matter of speculation
among historians and archeologists.
The interest of the Christian world in
it, may be Bald to begin with the time
In which it was still a non-Hebrew
city, 'the capital of ancient Canaan.
As such, it was captured by King
David, with whom it had its begin
nings as the centre of the national
ltfe of Israel, more than a thousand
years before the birth of Christ. As
soon as David was established in It,
he set about making it not only the
national capital, but, tho religious
centre of his people. Ho would gladly
have been the builder of its first
Temple, but that was a task that fell
to his son, Solomon. When built it
was one of the seven wonders of the
ancient world, solid in form, costly
in material, and beautiful in appear
ance. It took seven and a hnlf years
to build, and stood for three and a
half centuries, when, after every
thing of value in it had been carried
away Into Babylon, it was burned to
the ground by the soldiers of Nebu
chadnezzar. Seventy years later, under the lead
ership of Zerubabel, and the stimulus
of the prophets Haggai and Zecharlah,
after captivity of the Jews in Babylon,
and return to their native land, a
second, and less imposing Temple
than the first, was erected, and, con
spicuously absent from It waB the.
sacred Ark of the Covenant. The
Most Holy place was empty.
This second Temple was several
times pillaged, and desecrated, re
stored, and re-dedicated to public
worship, and, finally, was well-nigh
destroyed, in 37 B. C. by Roman
troops, under the leadership of Herod
the Great, who, less than twenty years
later, perhaps, as a sop to conscience,
and, certainly, to curry favor with the
Jews, began the erection of the Tem
ple which was known by his name.
This Temple shared the fate of Its
predecessors when Titus laid siege to
Jerusalem, in the year A. D. 70, with
unchecked fire and slaughter, cruelty
and, gross injustice, razed the sacred
city to the ground, and dispersed the
people whom he did not kill. From
that time to the present the Jewish
people have been a nation without a
Some years ago, a man eminent in
the world of religious letters was ask
ed td give, In a Bentence, evidence of
the authenticity of the Bible. He re
plied, without hesitation: "The Jews".
Whatever may be one's opinion as
to the prophetic element In the Bible,
certainly, there are some startling
predictions in the Old Testament
concerning the Jews, their native
land, its capital, Jerusalem, and its
Temple, which, have had strange, and
significant fulfilment. Whether in
the present taking of Jerusalem from
the Turks, by the British, there is to
be another historical fulfilment of
prophecy in relation to the chosen
people one can not say. But, without
being a prophet, one may venturer
tho opinion that the time will come
when a people of the Jewish race will
again be in possession of the Holy
Land, dwelling In it, it may be, in
peace and prosperity, side by side,
with peoples of other races, in a com
monwealth as free, and as democratic
as ie our own. To attempt to lift the
veil that hides the future is a futile
effort. No one can speak with certain
ty about the days that are to be. But
one need scarcely claim to be a pro
phet in predicting tljat a day shall
come in which the Jew shall better
understand the Gentile, and the Gen
tile the Jew, than either understands
the other today. Nor does it need
such a claim to predict that both, in
days to come, shall better understand
the Messianic mission of Jesus Christ,
who came into the world that men
might have life, and have it more
Of this we may be sure: that the
great prophet-messages of the Old
Testament are something more than
mere rhetorical expressions.! Prob-,
ably, in our reading of them we sorne-.
times confuse the real and the Ideal.
It may be that we do so In our read
ing of the prophecies about Jerusa
lem. Whatever may be God's will
and purpose for Jerusalem which
has fallen into the hands of the Brit
ish, be the future of that ancient city
greater and more glorious than any
greatness and glory it has known in
the past, we should not contuse that
Jerusalem with the ideal Jerusalem of
St. John's vision. The new Jerusalem,
be it remembered by us, is the ideal
Jerusalem, descending out of Heaven
from God, and having the glory of
God. That, too, was the Jerusalem
of Isaiah's vision, of which he wrote:
"All nations shall flow into it, and
they shall beat their swords into plow
shares, and their spears Into prunning
hooks; nation shall not lift up sword
against nation, neitiier shall they
learn war anymore". For the coming
of that time let us work, and pray.
"Ring In the valiant man and free.
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land.
Ring in the Christ that is to be."
A small, henpecked little man was
about to take an examination for life
"You don't dissipate, do you?" asked
the physician as he made ready for
tests. "Not a fast liver, are you?"
The little man hesitated a moment,
looked a bit frightened, then replied
In a small piping voice. "I some
times chew a little gum."
"Only took two orders In this town,
Gosh, I've got to speed up this week,"
commented the wiry traveler.
"I got my last order just three
years ago today," remarked the fat
salesman reminiscently. "Six months
ago my salary was raised and I ex
pect to get another order iu about
"What do you happen to be hand
"My wife explored my pockets again
"How did she come out?"
"As an explorer sjiould. She ac
quired enough material lor a lecture."