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THE MAUI NEWS,, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1918.
Japanese Would Have
President Save Their Sake
(Continued from Page One.)
Food Supplies Cut Off
Latest News By Wireless
From Alleged Profiteers
(Continued from Page One.)
WHEREAS, certain associations
have petitioned the President of the
I'nited States to take action to pho
hibit the sale of all Intoxicating li
quors throughout the Territory; now,
EE IT RESOLVED, that we, the
Japanese American Citizen's Associ
ation of Hawaii, comprising nearly
the entire American Citizenship of
Japanese birth residing in said Terri
tory, in meeting assembled declare as
1. We believe In the democratic
form of government to wit; Govern
ment by the people and of the people
and for people by the rule of the ma
jority; 2. We believe that no legislation
discriminating against citizens of a
community, should be enforced, un
less it has the majority of the people
3. We believe in the doctrine of
homo ule and the right of the ncu
pie of each state or ten Story to gov
ern tin internal affairs;
4. We protest against sumptuary
legislation prohibiting the sale of
sake within the Territory of Hawaii,
on the ground that same would cause
great suffering among the Japanese
population, especially the laborers,
who comprise more than half the pop
ulation of Hawaii;
5. We claim that it is a well known
fact that the use of sake by planta
tion laborers Is the best and most
economical stimulant they could use
in order to carry on their hard work
under the heat of the tropic sun, and
we believe the manufacture of sake
can be so regulated that only suffici
ent quantity shall be manufactured
to provide for the actual need of such
laborers, and that this manufacture
of sake can be regulated and con
trolled by the proper authority.
6. We claim that the Japanese
race, especially laliprers, are ao
customed to the use of Bake as a food
Vuid itn deprivation would work a
hardship, as well as injuring their
health; as there is nothing to take its
place and statistics show that the use
of sake by the Japanese laborers has
rarely, if ever, been the cause of
crime. The alcoholic ingredient in
sake is very low and sake is not be
ing used as an alcoholic drink, but
as a food;
7. We believe in taking this stand
we are assisting the sugar industry
of the Territory of Hawaii by prevent
ing the laborers-deprived of their ne
8. We have explicit confidence in
the local liquor license boards of the
Territory of Hawaii, being composed
of representative business men serv
ing without pay and having the in
terests of the Territory at heart, and
we believe that they should be left in
absolute control of the liquor situ
ation in the Territory, for in the past
they have shown efficiency and com
petency in handling all of its many
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that
our Association forward copies of
this resolution and declaration to his
Excellency Woodrow Wilson, Pres
ident of the United States, Honor
able Kalanianaole, our delegate to
Congress, and to the Beveral Boards
of Liquor License Commissioners
within the Territory.
JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS
ASSOCIATION OF HAWAII,
By T. MURAKAMI,
Its Acting President.
Washington, January 15, 1918.
Editor Maui News:
To safeguard America's gallant
soldiers and sailors and their fam
ilies, it is imperative that our fighting
forces avail themselves of the full
privileges conferred by the Military
an d Naval Insurance Act.
For his own benefit and for the
benefit of his family, every enlisted
man and officer in the Army and
Navy should take the full $10,000 .of
insurance. Insurance of almost
$4,000,000,000 has already been ap
plied for, but this great total is only
a beginning. America's Army and
Navy should be 100 percent, insured.
The necessity of prompt applica
tion can not be emphasized too
strongly. Persons in Bervice before
October 15, 1917, must apply on or be
fore February 12, 1918. Those who
joined after October 15, 1917, have
120 days from the date of enlistment
in which to apply.
With the details of this Insurance
plan you are already familiar. The
unprecedented advantages and pri
vileges conferred by the Government
an d the extraordinarily low cost
have been explained to all men now
in the service. All that is needed
now is vigorous publicity to speed up
applications before February 12. In
this work your aid is indispensable.
The newspapers of the country can
render an invaluable service by driv
ing home the message of war insur
ance, not only to the fighting men
themselves, but also to their families,
that they in turn may bring home in
fluence to bear in expediting applica
tions. To millions of families through
out the Nation, news articles, editorial
comment, and cartoons on war insur
ance will be of direct and vital inter
est. In throwing your energies behind
this campaign, you will be carrying
on that loyal and patriotic work for
which the entire Nation is grateful.
SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS,
(Published by Request.)
The Food Administration Issues the
Three unlicensed retail grocers of
Pittsburgh M. Shapiro, B. Block, and
Sum Gclimin have had their supplies
of licensed food commodities cut off
by order of the United States Food
Administrator because of making un
just and unreasonable charges in
handling and dealing in necessaries
This order has been sent to all per
sons in Pennsylvania, Virginia, an
Ohio holding licenses under the food
control net, forbidding them "in any
wise to deal with, buy from, sell to,
or make any sale or agreements for
the sale of any licensed commodity
directly or indirectly to" the parties
First Retail Case
This case presents the first instance
in which it has been necessary for
tiie Food Administration to exercise
its power or indirect control over the
retailer doing a business of less than
$100,000 a year. The State food ad
ministrator of Pennsylvania is author
iz.-d, at his discretion, provided these
rJ filers comply with the rules of
the Food Administration, to revoke
this order of the United States Food
Clear cases of profiteering in sugar
have been made out against each of
the accused. Sam. Gelman, although
conducting only an ordinary retail
grocery and fish business, about
November 2G, when the sugar short
age was acute, purchased over 25,000
pounds of beet sugar at prices run
ning from $7.66 to $7.80 per 100
pounds; and sold practically all of
this sugar in wholesale quantities to
manufacturers at prices far beyond
the retail price at the time prevailing
in Pittsburgh. One lot of 11,500
pounds he sold at 14 cents per
pound, and the rest at prices running
irom 12 ' cents to 13 cents per
t Offenders Are Reached
Although the retail and the whole
sale dealer in food commodities doing
a business of les3 than $100,000 a
year is not licensed, the Food Admin
istration can control his supply of
foodstuffs. Where deliberate evasion
of the food control act is shown the
Food Administration, by shutting off
the dealer's supply, can effectively
eliminate the unfair and unpatriotic
from the competitive field of business
Harold W. Rice and Mrs. Rice will
return either tomorrow morning or
tomorrow night from Honolulu.
Frank Burns, of Paia, left last Fri
day for Honolulu where he will spend
a vacation of ten days or two weeks
A. H. CaBe, of Lihue, Kauai, has
been commissioned a second lieuten
ant in the National Guard. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Case, of
Harold T. Hayselden, president of
the Waterhouse Office Outfitting Co.,
Ltd., Honolulu, has been touring Maui
this week on business. He will re
turn tonight to the city.
Auditor Chas. Wilcox returned from
Honolulu Saturday, whither he had
been summoned to the bedside of
his daughter, Johanna, who was very
ill of pneumonia. Miss Wilcox is now
on the road to recovery.
The following party made the trip
to the Haleakala summit last Satur
day, returning Sunday afternoon:
Miss Mary Couch, Miss Vivian Gardis
er, Miss MacLaren, Dr. King and Mr.
Mrs. Frank Burns returned home
Sunday morning after a delightful
visit with her parents in Honolulu,
Colonel and Mrs. Chas. J. McCarthy.
She was accompanied by her sister,
Mrs. Oswald Lightfoot, who will spend
a month with Mrs. Burns.
Major J. M. Camara, quartermaster
of the First Brigade, National Guard,
arrived on Maui from Hawaii Monday
night to check up the property of the
local battalion of the Second Infan
try, N. G. H. He will leave tonight
for the city.
Earl A. Corson, physical director of
the gymnasium of the Alexander
House Settlement, will be leaving to
morrow for his old home in Illinois,
where, after a visit with relations,
he hopes to enlist in the aviation corps
for service in France. Mr. Corson is
a No. 5 man in the selective daft.
Harry Gesner has a shipment of
ten Ford cars on the Lurllne.
Rayomnd Saracye was fined $25 in
the Wailuku district court Monday
morning for driving an auto for hire
without a license.
Attention is called to the unnual
statement of the finances of the Coun
ty of Maui, appearing on page seven
of this issue.
A charge against a school teacher,
of whipping a youngster, was aired
in the Wailuku district court yester
day and thrown out.
A very enjoyable dunce was given
by the boys of the Kahului club house
Saturday evening, about a hundred
young people attending. The features
were much enjoyed by all present.
One Jack Hiona was fined $10 in
the Wailuku district court on Monday
for slapping the face of his former
wile, Annie Wilcox, from whom he
had been divorced.
The Woman's Board of Missions
will hold a meeting at the Paia Com
munity House, Tuesday, February 12,
at 3:30 p. m. Miss Turner will give
an account of early Mission life in
these Islands. The ladies of Maui
are cordially invite to be present.
naval Authorities confident
The naval authorities are not
submarine menace is beine curbed.
of the Tuscania's destruction, but
the submarine was sent out specially
cations are that it was a single
locality. Official figures now show
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destroyer sunk the attacking submarine is not confirmed.
REPORT FROM IRELAND
An Irish Port Fifty-four mutilated American bodies have been
washed ashore 15 miles from the
Identification is impossible. All will
Unofficial computations based on inter-State Commerce Commis
sion's report for eleven months indicate that the railroads earned
$958,000,000 last year, which the government must earn this year under
the commandeering terms.'
A conference of Republican
to consider a bill which gives blanket authority to the President to co
ordinate all government agencies. Republicans express bitter, open
opposition while some Democrats arc privately as bitter in opposition
to the plan.
New York Heavy artillery
German forays on Aisne and Verdun sectors. The Germans claim
to have taken prisoners in Flanders
There was looting Tuesday and Wednesday in Petrograd. Wine
cellars were sacked. An armed car was used to subdue the rioters and
many were killed.
SUDDEN THAW IN EAST
A sudden thaw brings the prospect of unexpected relief to the rail
roads. Coal transportation is still below normal.
ROOSEVELT RESTING EASIER
Roosevelt is resting easier, and
ile was operated on yesterday for abscess of the ear.
BOLSHEVIKI MAKE PROTEST
' Petrograd A Bolsheviki paper here is denouncing misrepresenta
tions in the German press, charging the editors with misleading German
LATER REPORT FROM TUSCANIA
London Latest Associated Press reports show that the loss of
lite was 101, a majority of whom were members of the crew. Ten
reached the Scottish coast, two men
in the boats. Ihere are eight hospital cases. The condition of many
ot the survivors is pitiful, hundreds being clotheless, being in their
hunks when struck. A number swam for two hours before being
picked up and a majority suffered
Lawton, Oklahoma Captain
held artillery were killed today in
Privates Oliver Smith and Carl
artillery, formerly of Schofield, Oahu, were fatally wounded.
THE PRESIDENT AND PROHIBITION
Honolulu McClellan cables
of the Judge Advocate-General is
Oahu dry. He says an effort is being made for an exception and asks
the state of saloon license expirations.
CAPITAL CITY HAPPENINGS
f Honolulu A Washington special to .the Star-Bulletin says at
seems assured that James L. Coke
KOREANS ENDORSE PROHIBITION
The Korean National Association in conference has unanimously
endorsed proniDition lor Hawaii.
The first demurrer in the Queen's will conspiracy case, in which
it was contended that the joint indictment failed to specify violations
of law, has been sustained by Judge
will probably be referred back to the
ANOTHER CUNARDER TORPEDOED
Nw York The Cunarder Aurania, America bound, has been
rpedoed and badly damaged, but is making port.
HINT STRONGLY OF RUPTURE
London The German press is hinting strongly that there is a com
plete rupture m tne peace talk with Kussia. Ihey say Oeramny is
still trying to secure separate peace
Honolulu Additional tab on
vessels to or from all Islands ports is imposed by the treasury depart
ment in a cable to Collector Franklin. The instructions are apparently
lesigned to furnish information to
carried and gives basis of regulations
are required to file duplicate reports
lwenty-five more Filipinos have
Guard as deserters. There have
The first Japanese officer has
is Keichi Iwanaga, of the first infantry.
BAKER MAKES EXPLANATIONS
Washington The Senate committee continued its examination of
Secretary Baker late yesterday in
.lr. Baker said there were more American troops in Prance January 1
than had been planned or thought pqssible, but felt that it would be
unwise to mention the specific number at present. He stated, however,
that a million would be added to the
ment had more than 791,000 tons
Hitchcock said he was informed
available tonnage was 582 steamers,
including tankers, former Germans,
McAdoo appoints a traffic investigation committee, the business
ot which will be to divert trathc
Hoover orders the regulation of the price of coffee.
. AMERICAN STEAMER SUNK
Word has been received of the loss of the American steamer Al
manac, which was torpedoed of the English coast Tuesday, six lives be
AT THE NATION'S CAPITAL
Washington Secretary Baker suggests food conservation by
Pershing's forces through regulations
exchanges and French sellers.
Major Frederick Palmer, an eye witness with Pershing s army,
peaking before the National Press club last night, brought this mes
sage from Pershing: "Make a bridge of ships from America to
WORKMEN NEEDED FOR SHIPS
Charles Piez, general manager of the emergency fleet corporation,
places the responsibility for the success or failure of ship-building pro
giam upon labor. He appeals to the workmen of the nation, saying:
'We have the yards the material
the spirit that will bring a quarter
Three billion dollars are to be
third Liberty Loan, by the sale of
under a plan looking to systematic
latum in short time security. I he
by McAdoo, provides for the issuance of $500,000,000 of certificates
every two weeks until the total reaches the three billion mark by the
middle of March. Banks and t.iist companies will be asked to set aside
changed in their opinion that the
They refuse to divulce their theory
say that there are no indications that
to attack the troopship, and mdi
submarine already operating in that
that 113 are missing, but the casuahy
: i j a
111 stvciai uays. v icpuii inai a
scene of the luscania sinking
be buried in a sinele crave. Tile
WHIP IS DRAWN
senators has been called for Saturday
firing on the western front, wilh
the doctors say his case is hopeful.
and two women dying of exposure
more or less from exposure.
Christie and three men of the 19th
an explosion of a 75 French gun.
Anderson, of Battery D. 9th. field
from Washington that the opinion
that the President cannot proclaim
will be appointed chief justice.
Heen. This means that the case
with the Ukranians (frontier Rus
incoming and outgoing freight and
the flipping board on commodities
for priority of freight. Shippers
of cargo, on a large number of
been dropped from the National
many defections lately.
been given a commission. The man
regard to the conduct of the war.
number this year. War depart
of shipping available for use on
that in November the gross
aggregating 3,700,000 tons, not
trom congested centers.
of purchases permitted from post
and the money. What is lacking is
million American mechanics into the
raised in advance of offering the
four percent, treasury certificates
investment by every bank in the
contemplated scheme, as announced
WAILUKU UNION CHURCH
Rowland B. Dodge, Minister.
Mrs. George N. Weight, Jr., Dlrcc
tor of the Choir.
M'ss Mary E. Hoffmann, Organist
The regular Sunday School session
9:45 to 10:35, Sunday morning.
Preaching Service at 7:30 o'clock
Directly after this service there
will be an important meeting of the
Trustees and also of the Standing
Committee of the Church for tho pur
pose of choosing officers and com
mittees for the church year.
To the services of this Church
everyone is moBt cordially Invited.
The regular monthly Union Service
of the Hawaiian Board Churches in
Wailuku will be held on Sunday
morning in the Kaahunianu Church,
at the regular hour of service. Rev.
E. E. Pleasant of Kahului will preach
urch social in the form of a
Valentine Party will be given by the
ladies of the Womens' Aid Society
of the Wailuku Union Church on the
evening of Feb. 14th at the Town
CHURCH OF THE
Rector, Rev. J. Charles' Villiers.
Sunday before Lent, February 10th.
The usual services will be held.
Holy Communion, in the morning,
at 8 o'clock.
Sunday School, at 10:00.
Wednesday of the coming week be
ing Ash Wednesday the first day of
Lent, services will be held in the
Church, In the morning at 10:30, and
in the evening at 7:30.
To these services friends and
strangers are very cordially invited.
KAHULUI UNION CHURCH
Ellis E. Pleasant, Minister.
Sunday-school 10 o'clock.
Evening Service, 7:30.
Next Sunday is Communion Sun-.
day and the Communion Service will
be a part of the evening service. Ap
propriate music is being arranged. The
regular meeting of the Standing Com
mittees of the church will bo held on
Thursday evening the 14th at 7
The date of the patriotic dance
given by the Kahului Ladies' Aid has
been changed from the 23rd to Satur
day the 16th. The Mary Hoffman
orchestra will furnish the music.
MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH
A. Craig Bowdlsh, Minister.
10:00 Sunday School.
11:00 Morning Service
"The Leadership of Lincoln."
6:45 The Christian Endeavor in the
6:45 The Discussion class in the
Mr. Bowdish's Sermon
At the Makawao Union Church, the
Rev. A. Craig Bowdish last Sunday
spoke on the long struggle that took
place before our modern Bible was
an "open Bible" in the every day
speech of the people. Boldly men
wrote down these records of revela
tion and moral development in the
human race. Devout men translated
them later as it became necessary
because Of difference $n languages.
Against great opposition Luther, Wic
lif, Coverdale and others finally suc
ceeded in this work. Latimer was
burned at the stake when no other
wav to stop him was found. Only a
few years later King James I authoriz
ed a new translation which would
help to harmonize the church of the
three countries which he governed.
Scotland was Presbyterian or Puritan.
Ireland was Roman Catholic and Eng
land Anglican, or Episcopalian. For
three hundred years this Bible went
everywhere that English is spoken
and today is our best known and be
loved translation. The American
Revised has brought the changes in
the meaning of words up to our day
that the spirit of the Book may more
readily be grasped by the reader.
Lesson From The Life And Teach
ings Of St. Paul
The theme of the sermon by Rev.
Charles Villiers, at the Church of
the Good Shepherd, last bunaay
htect to the selective
iirnft. who have not vet received their
questionaires. will do well to call at
the poBtomce given at tne time wey
were registered. All have been mail
ed out, but complaints. have come in
(particularly from the Hana side)
that they have not been received.
One 1918 Ford, Touring Body. Com
plete wilh top, windshield, lamps,
etc. H. Gesner.
each week about one percent, of their gross resources for investment in
these certificates. The next Liberty Loan will irobably be in April.
NORWEGIAN VESSELS LOST
Twelve Norwegian vessels have been lost in January, aggregating
1S,805 tons. Eight lives were lost.
SPECIAL, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
London Berne reports that the Kaiser and Crown Prince have
received separately the Bulgarian
Count Czernin. . Hefer, food controller of Austria, has arrived in Ber-
in to urge assistance to the Austrian
The eeneral belief in London
negotiations and those with the Ukranians have reached a dead-lock.
Strikers threw bombs into the
25 being arrested.
TIIE POSITION OF NORWAY
rMirictint-iia W,rii-n infnrmc Amerirn rf her firm recrdve in re- 4
main strictly neutral. She says she cannot break with one commercially
without imperilling general neutrality.
morning, the Sunday called Sexagesi
mn, or the second Sunday before
Lent, was drawn from the Gospel for
the day, the eleventh chapter of the
second epistle of St. Paul to the
Corinthians. In this chapter the Apos
tle defends himself against certain
petulant criticisms which had been
levelled against him by some of the
members of the Church at Corinth.
The Church owed its existence, hu
manly speaking, to the missionary ef
fort of the great apostle. He went to
Corinth after one of the most unpleas
ant experiences of his missionary
career, at Athens, a city which wel
comed the message he first brought
to it, but soon gave him warning thnt
It would be glad to speed him as a
departing guest. Subsequent reflec
tion by the apostle on his experiences
at Athens, on his way to Corinth, led
him to determine to simplify his
preaching in the future, and "not to
know anything among men save Jesus
Christ and Him crucified." He made
this resolve Instinct with life in his
preaching at Corinth, by the empha
sis which he put on the all-importance
and all-sufflclency of the "Cross" in
man's redemption from sin unto Sal
vation. So simply, so plainly and
earnestly did St. Paul preach this,
doctrine thnt It soon became the pow
er of God unto salvation to not a few
people in both the city, and in the
country round about it. But it was
a doctrine to which many people
were opposed, and, because of their
opposition to it they disparaged the
apostle; spoke slightingly of him,
and put every obstacle they could in
his way, to retard the progress of
his endeavors. So great and so
strong were the elements of opposi
tion to the apostle's efforts, that he
was tempted, in discouragement, to
give up his work in the city as a fail
ure. But at the critical moment Paul
was visited with one of those visions
which wore wont to be vouchsafed to
him at the most trying and decisive
crisis of his history. The Lord ap
peared to him in the night, saying.
"Be not afraid, but speak, and hold
not thy peace, for I am with thee.
and no man shall set on thee to hurt
thee; for I have much people in this
city." The apostle took courage, and
the causes of discouragement began
to clear away as he persistently pre
sented the doctrine of the Cross as
the paramount doctrine of Christian
ity. There was nothing 'muddy,', nor
mury' in St. Paul's proclamation of
Christ crucified as the one all-import
ant subject of the Gospel. He had no
hesitation in declaring that it is a
faithful saying, and worthy of all ac
ceptation, that Christ Jesus came in
to the world, not only to give men a
good example, but by the sacrifice of
Himself, to open to them the way of
life which they had lost. That there
were men who did not like this doc
trine of his, need be no matter of
astonishment, to us. Not only was .it
a stumbling-block to men in the apos
tle s day, it is a stumbling-block to not
a few men in our own day. They
are willing to concede to Christ a pla" y
of supremacy as a teacher, but
are unwilling to concede to him
unique place that St. Paul gives to
him as the Saviour of men from sin.
Yet this is the prominent doctrine of
the New Testament, the central, es
sential doctrine of Christianity, em
phasized by our Lord, himself, in his
teachings, and by his institution of
the blessed sacrament, which we
know as the Lord's Supper, which he
obligates the members of his Church
to observe, -and thus to keep alive
within their souls the memory of
what He suffered and did for them.
The doctrine of "Christ crucified"
which St. Paul made so prominent
did not, as some theologians would
have us believe, originate with him.
It originated with Jesus Christ, who,
as St. John tells us, when speaking
of his death said, "I, if I be lifted up
from the earth, will draw all men un
to myself." Supremely great as
Christ was as a teacher, it is his
death that makes Him unique, and
that provides the Church with the
only Gospel she is commissioned to
declare to men. All other "Good
News" which it is her duty to declare
to men is of lesser importance than
Is the Gospel which tells them that
Christ has done for them what It
were impossible they should do for
HON In Honolulu, February 4, 1918,
Mrs. Lydia Kim Young Hon, of
North Pauoa Road, married, a na
tive of Maui, aged eighteen years,
two months and two. days. Buried
in Loch View Cemetery.
The annual meeting of the Stock
holders of the Haleakala Ranch Com
pany will be held at the office of the
Company at Paia, Maui on Thursday
February, 28, 1918, at 2 p. m.
J. MacLaren Secretary.
(Feb. 8, 15, 22.)
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