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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1918.
Boy Writes Friends
Of War Experience
The following letter has been re
ceived at Lalinina from a young man
now doing his "hit" In France:
I read a letter which you wrote to
mother recently, so I decided to write
n letter to you right away.
How I envy you just at present
being in such a lovely climate for it
is most bitterly cold here not a bit
like our Canadian cold, and we all
seem to feel it more than at home.
I'm sure I would have been a corpse
long ago but mother bought me the
easiest sleeping bag. It has one
fault though of being too comfortable
so that I have some difficulty in get
ting un to reveille. Our life here as
a whole is very happy: and of course,
having mother only two miles away
where 1 can go in to dinner every
night makes mine as nearly like home
as possible. You have no idea what
a blessing it is having her so close,
tt mirelv rimnts for a lot, because
vou know the atmosphere surround
"inn vour life in the army is not al
ways ideal by any means.
In a letter which Verner wrote
mother not long ago from France,
he said he expects to get his leave
inside of two month's time. I hope
he can get to England a little sooner
than that, so that I could see him
again before 1 go over to have a look
around France which I expect to do
within two weeks. Of course you
knew Nan was nursing in London.
She expects to go to the East some
where at almost anytime now. It
will probably be Palestine or Mesopo
tamia. If Verner gets his leave before
either Nan or I move away we could
have quite a family reunion once
more. Oh, this old war has blown
our home to the four winds all right,
hut you know "its' an ill wind", etc.,
and besides just fancy what we have
to look forward to all together
again back home.
Coming over there were only 100
of us Canadians on with a whole boat
full of American troops and a jollier,
nicer bunch I never have met before.
They all were lively and full of fun
so that the time did not pass slowly.
We were very fortunate in getting
excellent weather all the way over.
We were the only artillery on board,
so supplied trie crews ior vanuus
guns mounted for defensive purposes
and they were beauties, too. At
times we almost wished a sub would
poke its nose out, so that we could
get a smack at It.
We all had 2nd., class accomda
dations on the boat, which was very
good. However, I "swiped" a first
class stateroom which was empty
and three of us moved into it. Off
course we expected to be "ejected"
bv the steward when he found us but
after we eased his conscience, in the
usual way, he became quite chummy
and used to steal food for us from
the officers' dining-room and bring It
up to our room at night. So you see
our journey was a tolerably success
On our way here we had a two
hour stop at London, so I phoned to
mother. She didn't know I had left
Canada and you can imagine her sur
prise. Oh, it surely was great to
hear her speak again after such a
long time. Over since I have been
here she has been staying in a town
just two miles away. It was there
she s;ayed a year ago when Verner
was over here in camp.
Latest News By Wireless
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Mrs. Schoenberg Given
On Friday, of last week, a farewell
luncheon was given by Mrs. Gannon
and Mrs. Decoto, at Lahalna, for Mrs.
Victor Schoenberg, who leaves Maul
shortly for Waipahu, Oahu. Covers
were laid for eight guests, and the
table was extremely pretty, the color
scheme throughout being red, white
and blue. The place cards, with ap
propriate rhymes, were held by tiny
Soldiers and Red Cross nurses carry
ing flags. Defore taking their seats
the guests sang the "Star-Spangled
Honolulu Major James 1). Dougherty. Govenor's aide, lias been
rilled into regular service, in charge of Hawaiian militia affairs at
General John 11. Soper sends 10,000 cups of guava jelly to soldiers
in France, each cup officially sealed and signed ly a colonel of the
armv medical corps.
r.KlTISH CASUALTIES FOR MONTH
London 1 iritisli casualties for the month of January have been;
kiUcd Officers, 358; men, 13,098. Wounded Officers, 1205; men,
GREAT SOCIALISTIC MOVEMENT
l'etrograd The I'.olsheviki have issued an official statement to
the effect that the new Red Army of workmen peasants will support
the coming social revolution throughout Europe.
Fighting is reported at Helsingfors between Red and White guards,
the l'iolsheviki being defeated.
THE STRIKE IN GERMANY
London Not all European comments on the strikes and disorder
credit Germany with as bad a strike as might be supposed from the
reports sent out. The view expressed in Holland is that German' is
exploiting what is nothing more than a peace demonstration, with the
object of encouraging dissension in Entente countries. One estimate
reduces the number on strike to 120,000, which is semi-officially ad
mitted. This statement says that the streets are quiet and that there
have been no serious disorders since Tuesday. The Colonische Volks
zeitung, copies of which were received yesterday in Amsterdam, says
that the strike is spreading in Merlin and the provinces. It says that
the reason is the demand of the Fatherland l'arty that the war be con
tinued, and the poor food supply. German socialist leaders ask for a
spec'al session of the Rcischtag, according to an Exchange telegram,
which adds that the strikers now number 800,000. Copenhagen is for
ward with a Hamburg despatch in which it is declared that a siege has
been instituted at Hamburg, Altona and Wandspeck.
JiOMliS DROPPED ON PARIS
P.erlin The war office announces that fourteen tons of bombs
were dropped on Paris as reprisal for Entente raids.
WHAT FRENCH SAY OF RAID
Paris Twenty were killed and fifty wounded in the raid on Paris
last night. The raiders were in large force, with airships and planes
and a large amount of explosives was dropped. One raider was shot
down, the occupants being taken prisoner.
AMERICANS AGAIN ATTACKED
Washington The American position on a certain section of the
French front was raided during a heavy fog on Wednesday, two Amer
icans being killed, four wounded and one taken prisoner. American
casualties have been occuring daily for several days on this sector.
It is permitted to disclose that all recent casualties reported to Wash
itigton occurred in this sector, the deaths being caused by shell fire,
Peking Uneasiness exists in government circles due to the depart
ure southward of Acting President Feng Chong for ostensible purposes
of conferring with southern generals over the military organization.
He is travelling on special train, carrying soldiers and machine guns,
with other trains following Inm said to carry 10,00U soldiers.
MAY FIX BEET PRICES
Washington The food administration appoints a committee of
three to determine the cost of production of California sugar beets
and to suggest a fair margin of profit.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COMMITTEE
The creation of a commission to have supreme authority over Am
crican, Allied and neutral shipping is announced, to include P. S. S.
Franklin, of the International Merchant Marine; H. II. Raymond, of
Mallory-Clyde Corporation, and Sir C. Guthrie, now director in the
United States of British shipping.
KAISER IN SYMPATHY WITH PEACE
Rotterdam Prof. Hans Dclbulcte, of the University of Berlin,
is quoted in an interview by the new Rotterdam Checourants corres
pondent as saying that the Kaiser is a sympathizer with the movement
for immediate peace by agreement.
THE BERLIN STRIKE SERIOUS
Berlin The Vorwaertz, a Socialist daily, announces that the Berlin
strikers are more numerous and threatening and have addressed an ul
timatum to the government demanding the acceleration ot a peace
conclusion. They demand general peace on a basis of no indemnity or
annexation, with the participation of workmen delegates of all countries
in peace arrangements; immediate abolishment of declaring announcing
a state of siege; restoration of right to hold public meetings; abolish
tnent of militarism, of war factories and the immediate release of
military prisoners. A fundamental democratization of all state in
stitulions. Equal electoral suffrage and direct, secret ballot.
GERMAN PAPERS MlfST QUIT
Amsterdam The censor orders the Berlin Tageblatt, Post and
Vorwaertz to cease publication on account of their attitude regarding
the strikers. It is reported that von Hindenburg has warned the strik
ers that they are all being misled and must cease their movement im
mediately. He said every hour lost means a weakening of German
The Vorwaertz reports that the largest flour mill in the environs
of Vienna was destroyed by fire on Sunday. Damages considered as
small importance in provisioning city.
The Corn Crop At Parker Ranch
Editor Maul News:
The writer has just returned from
two weeks trip on Hawaii, studying
agricultural conditions, and none has
proved more interesting and instruc
tive. The greater diversification of
agriculture is apparent on every
land. A day was spent on the Parker
Ranch at Waimea and Waikee, the
latter district embracing the now
famed corn areas of I'arker Ranch.
At the time of my visit, some forty-
men and women were harvesting the
crop of 2500 acres of excellent corn.
Expert workmen earn as high as
$3.00 per. day by piece work. One
asily Imagines himself in a prosper
ous section of the great American
corn belt. Great corn cribs are fast
being filled to over flowing. Al-
ready six tractors are ploughing new
lands to be planted to corn this year
so that 4000 acres will be devoted to
this one crop in 1918. Mr. Carter
estimates that he will be able to pro
duce 11,000,000 pounds of corn to
wards supplanting the 25,000,000
pounds wheat flour now Imported In
to Hawaii, should .conditions make
such substitution necessary. It is in
teresting to note In this connection
that, only a few years ago I'arker
Ranch boasted of its initial 3 acres
experimental plot of corn. From 3
acres to 4000 acres In about a decade
is certainly a record to be proud of
and we may well extend high praise
to the man through whose energy
and perserverence so great an accom
plishment was possible, and especially
so should we become dependent up
on our own resources for food stuffs.
With its great herds of fine catile,
sheep and swine and unlimited areas
in corn, which will possibly be suppli
mented with wheat, potatoes and
other food crops, it does not seem
that Hawaii need ever fear famine or
even the stress ot hunger.
Turning .from the largest single
agricultural unit in the Territory to
the small farms which fill the inter
spaces, some fine examples of suc
cessful enterprises were met with.
Time and space will not now permit
me going Into detail conserving these
very essential units to the upbuild
ing of a strong and lasting common
weath. In subsequent letters I hope
to share with you and your renders
the benefits of my "little Journeys to
successful farmers, both large and
F. O. Krauss.
Special Attractions This Coming Week At The
Saturday, February 2nd.
JACK PICKFORD and Louise Huff
in "THE VARMINT"
"Mystery of the Double Cross"
Sunday Februarv 3rd.
PEGGY HYLAND and MARC MAC
in "THE SIXTEENTH WIFE"
Monday February 4th.
in "A SMALL, TOWN GIRL"
Wednesday February 6th.
MA.. i PICKFORD
in "A TOOK LITTLE RICH GIRL"
From School Pupils
The following schools entered and
have filed papers in the children's
composition contest which was ar
ranged to precede "food drive" week
and closed last Friday: Olowalu
Kihel, Lanal, Halfckaku, Keanae, Pu-
ukolii, Hana, Spreckelsvllle, Keahua,
Makawao, Hamakuapoko, Haiku, Ka
mehameha HI, Walluku, Puunene
Paia, Maul High, Wailuku Catholic,
Lahalna Catholic. Wm. & Mary Alex
ander Parsonage, primary and gram'
mar grades of Maul High, Lahaina-
luna, Maunaolu Seminary.
A very large number of papers
came In, so many. In fact, that all
have not yet been gone over. The
results will probably be ready to an
nounce next week.
The Japanese cruiser Toklwa, which
has been coming to Lahalna about
once a week for sometime, arrived
there again Sunday and went out
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th.
and each following Tuesday we will offer an assortment of
VERY CHOICE ISLAND VEGETABLES
This will be of interest to those not having their own
Specials for next Tuesday
Kentucky wonder string beans
Los Angeles wonder Lima beans
Bunched green onions
Extra fancy sweet potatoes
Sweet corn on the ear
And also a small lot of green mangoes
Fancy large pineapples.
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