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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Walluku, Maul, Hawaii, at second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
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L. D. TIMMON3
EDITOR AND MANAGER
FEBRUARY 15, 1918
THAT MEANS YOU
It is variously asserted, with vigor and emphasis, that the war
will be won by ships, by munitions, by food, by money, by soldiers.
.Some say one thing, some another. None of them is wrong but no
one of them is right.
The war will be won by the spirit, by vision and courage and sacri
fice. In proportion as the peoples united against German barbarism
see clearly, act fearlessly and give themselves generously, will the vic
tory for humanity and the world come quickly.
Ships and munitions and food and money and men are indispens
able. But unless the spirit of devotion and sacrifice infuses itself thru
tvery part of the nations that must provide tthem all their providing will
be of no avail.
The peoples of our Allies have learned this truth in bitterness and
travail. It has been burned into their souls with the searing iron of
flight fulness. We Americans are the quick ones, the ready ones, the
"hustling" ones. We have gone rapidly along the appointed road that
leads against the enemy's lines once we set our foot upon it. But this vital
truth we have not yet learned in fullness and "by heart". It is thus
that we must learn it. It must come to glow with a quenchless fire in
a hundred million hearts if the nation that is theirs is to take its full
part in the salvation of the world for the ideals that are theirs.
The war, as far as we are concerned in it, will not be won by ships
or troops or guns or supplies or dollars, tho it might be lost for the zvant
of them. It will be won by the man in the street and the woman in the
home. It will be won by you and your like, by yourself and family,
your friends, your neighbors, your associates, your fellow-workers.
Is this your wart Do you feel it yours, believe it yours, know it
yours? Have you done something to make it yours something definite,
something real, something that hurts?
This is democracy's war. It is waged for democracy; it must be
won by democracy.
Democracy that means you. The Independent.
THE CASE OF MR. WEINZHEIMER
knowledge, which was at once apparent; his unswerving honesty and
pleasing court personality, he won the complete conhdence of every
body high and low, rich and poor, alike; and a prominent attorney
said only yesterday: Judge Edings is leaving here without a single
bad, or even indifferent, friend. All of the lawyers of this island
consider him the best judge we have ever had."
Judge Burr, who will come to take the place of Judge ladings,
s not personally known to us. We are pleased to say, however, that
nquirics have brought information of an assuring character. In
following a man like Judge Edings, we are of the opinion that any
court head here will have his difficulties for a time; but as the dis
position ot Maui is to warmly welcome ana assist judge uurr, tnese
difficulties will probably, in the nature of things, disappear in reasonable
Tust the same, up to this moment, we feel that Maui is losing
and that Honolulu is, correspondingly, gaining in the latter matter.
It is with feelings of extreme regret that we learn of the charges
of disloyalty preferred against Mr. L. Weinzheimer, manager of Pioneer
Mill, if for no other reasons than that he is a Maui resident and is at
the head of the business of a large, Maui enterprise. Whether or not
all of the charges are true, we do not know; but enough has been ad
mitted to convince us that there has not been sufficient loyalty to the
United States since April 6 last and, on the contrary, too much sym
pathy with and for the arch enemy of our country and civilization
This war is very serious business with every American. Outrages
after outrages had been committed by Germany against American ideals,
and insults and defiance hurled into our teeth. The "fighting spirit" of
America has been forced up, against our wishes, and we are now prepar
ed to sacrifice millions of lives, if need be, and fabulous treasure to
bring about the triumph of right in the world. In the struggle we can
not tolerate disloyalty, or German sympathies (which mean the same
tning) in any part of the United Mates, including Hawaii. Mr. Weinz
heimer is a man of more than average intelligence, and should know
that. If he does not know it, he should be taught it.
Mr. Weinzheimer has many friends on Maui between whom and
he there has developed a breach in the past few days of his making.
The latter regret that such is the case, and would have it otherwise if
they could. But it is his next move. It is for him to undo, or satisfac
We positively will not tolerate disloyalty to the United States, or
disloyal remarks, on this island. We will turn Haleakala upside down
first. . ..J
Mr. Weinzheimer, or anyone having ideas foreign therto, may
w sely memorize every word of that, and profitably act accordingly.
THE PEOPLE ARE SAVING
We have no figures to go on at present but indications are that
despite the fact that the people of this Territory have invested heavily
in Liberty Bonds, War Savings Stamps, etc., savings deposits in the
banks and other institutions have greatly increased since our part of
the war began last April. This goes to show that the patriots of this
Territory have been conserving their finances as well as saving food
for the Allies. And the same condition of affairs appears to have
obtained throughout the nation, as witness the following semi-official
announcement from Washington:
"The English have not been considered a saving nation, and one
of the most notable examples of the effect of patriotism on a whole
people was the fact that during the year 1916, although purchasing
billions of dollars of war bonds, the small savings banks depositors in
England increased their deposits over $60,000,000.
"The patriotic appeal to the American people for war savings has
met with a similar response. Statistics for the year 1917 are not yet
available, but reports from various sections of the United States indicate
that membership and assets in co-operative building, or savings and
loan associations, increased at least 10 percent., the same rate of in
crease for the year 1916 and about the average rate of increase for
the last 10 years.
"The small savings-bank accounts show a similar increase in num
bers of depositors and amounts of deposits. Sales of war-savings
stamps also show a great growth of the habit of saving.
"The American people have responded to the call of duty to
economize and save, lhey have not only purchased nearly $0,UUU,
000,000 of liberty-loan bonds and war-savings stamps, but in addition
they have increased their savings as above shown. Patriotism and sav
ing are synonymous now, and economy is a duty, and many millions
of American citizens are doing their duty in this particular.
THE NEW COURT JUDGES
If it had been the determination of the President to appoint a
Democrat to the office of chief justice of this Territory we do not
feel that a better selection could have been made than Justice James
L. Coke. The appointee has made good as a lawyer, a legislator, a
nidge and as a citizen, and it is a well-known fact in this Territory
that he has the confidence of everyone having the good fortune to
know him. Only the more captious individual expresses any other
view, and the carping of such amounts to little against the weight o
the intelligent, conservative, majority of opinion. We confidently be
lieve that Mr. Coke, as chief juistice, will more than make good he
will prove a credit to our higher court and to the lerntory.
Maui regrets exceedingly to lose Judge Edings, and is reconciled
only by the thought that there may be improved possibilities for him
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in tne city, juage .caings came iicic u a ume wnen coun conditions
were not satisfactory, and it was freely predicted that he would have
"a hard time of it." On the contrary, by virtue of his splendid legal
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You would give your life for your country. You would scorn an
American whose patriotism ended with waving flags, cheering the
troops and standing up when the band plays. You want to serve your
Are you willing to do what your uovernment asicsr re you
willing to follow directions?
Are you so comfortably hxed that you can attora to eat wnai
ou please ? Ah, but you can't afford to eat what your country needs.
Are vou savinir now of your slender means all you possibly canr
Still, as far as your circumstances permit, Follow directions.
Have vou servants who can t be made to understand r it is your
chore to see that they do. Follow directions.
Following directions. Today the direction is to save two slices
of bread, an ounce of meat, an ounce of sugar, a snitch of butter. To
morrow as conditions change there will be new directions, follow
Fnllnw directions. If Germany wins vou will be obeying orders
given by some one you will not care to obey. Your Government asks
ou to prove that free people can toiiow directions.
Follow directions. If we fail in this the war will drag on. As
we succeed, we shall sooner have peace. Follow directions.
col. McCarthy for governor
if iirirpWc rennrt frnm T-Tnnnltilu last nicrht is to be creditted,
Colonel Chas. J. McCarthy, Territorial treasurer, would, under cer
tain circumstances, become a candidate for the office of Governor.
The idea strikes us favorably for two reasons, .first, we do noi
consider that the Democratic party in the Islands contains a better
man for the position than the Colonel; and, second, we believe that
factions would come nearer uniting on McCarthy than on any of the
rA-.Aitnc nr,,, in ttif fiplH The other candidates mav not be aware
tauuiuaivj iv in i'v "--
( ti, fo-t t.,it nro nneitivp that each and all of them have strong,
determined opposition ; and that more or less bad feeling would follow
.he choice ot either. As to Mccartny, xne situation is quuc umciuu.
A governor capable of satisfying everybody in this l erntory is a
liJMi will npvpr rnmp true. We mieht realize it under state
hood, but not before; and it is doubtful that even under statehood we
could elect such a man. The only thing we can do wiseiy is to unuc
on a man giving promise of being able to satisfy the largest number
who mav be in line tor appointment, dack mm up anu suuu m...
after he is in office. , .,
As to Colonel McCarthy we are satisfied that it is a case oi tne
office seeking the man, and that is a big point in his favor to start with.
A looking at the matter broadly, there is con-
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hptivpen the nosition of a man who. prior to our
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declaration of war on Germany in April last, disliked the Allies and
said so, and the position of the man who since April 6 has sympathized
with the cause ot uermany as against me unueu oiaics.
to be caretul right there, or injustice may dc uone, wmui uimmu-
ican to begin with. There has been feeling in Germany against the
French for fifty years, and against the Englishman longer man xnai,
.,r,A ;n tio nf nnr neutrality that feeling amone the Germans un-
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-rl -till it 01 lir AiA tYI-atli f PCf itc-oif nil over our country. There is every
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..sin est- KpllPUP llftUPUPr that there are some so-called German
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Americans, who, when it became a case ot uermany agamsi xne unueu
Mates, in April last, recognized it as an entirely different proposition,
mm tii.ir ripi-man cvmnathies and have been loyal to the
land of their adoption ever since. This suggestion is thrown out at
this time solely tor the reason tnat in me iervor ui uui un lujra.-.;-mcctnpcc
u,p fpf.i in the cause of our country, there may be
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f heinfr unfair bv auestioniner loyalty ana
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basing our tears solely upon incidents navmg iu uu wuu a w.
our own interests as a nation were not omciauy mvuivcu.
'pi mattt NPAVR ctrptrhpH the tail of that famous Kihei shark
a l:ttle in order to make the big fish measure exactly tourteen xeei, dui
that was nothing to what the Honolulu papers did to the poor man-eater.
Why, they stretched him at both ends and in the middle until he showed
20 feet on the tapel A little more enterprise of that sort ought to
be able to settle the fish problems of Honolulu without going to the
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expense and trouble ot a new municipal mantci.
Advertiser. sDeakiner of Tudere W. S. Edings, says
"He has long been a prominent figure in Democratic politics". That
liiArr TTHinorc hnc hpfn )tlH ic a Democrat is eenerallv understood:
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but that the reserved gentleman has been a prominent figure in politics
will come as a surprise to friends who have known him for a quarter
it a century.
Th fnnrl rnncprvatinn workers of Maui do not feel that thev have
i met ztnA iicri.ccaru nrnnnrtinn nf snnnnrt from the men of the island
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The ladies are doing their part, and well; but there are many near
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trivinor thpir timp talpnte anH crpnpral influence to the Cause, but there
are those who, although in position to do so, are not helping. This is
a very important matter and it must nave me support ui cvciyuuuy.
The potato crop for the year closing with December was the biggest
in the history of the United States, reaching an estimated total of 422,
536,000 bushels, and yet we are informed that prices are higher than
in many years past. Impaired facilities for moving the enormous crop
is given as the reason for the high prices, the bulk of the yield being
still in the hands of the farmers. But the fact that the potatoes are in
the country is encouraging, for it means that sooner or later this sub
stitute for so much wheat flour will be abundant.
1917 Indian Motorcycles-Honolulu Prices
$130.00 cash and
f 146.00 cash and
ments of 2I.
Improred Bide car with adjust- fioo.oo
Standard delirery ran with ad- lioo.uo
Justable axle, body dimem
Justable axle, body dimen
sion! 40" long, 81" wide, Jl"
high, metal corer with latch.
Attorney D. L. Withington thinks that Hon. James E. Coke has
done nothing to entitle him to the office of chief justice. That is purely
a personal opinion, dependent for its existence upon the view-point.
a man might, with equal cause, say the same of any other candidate
whom he did not happen to like.
We are gratified to learn that Kuhio has again been "converted" and
is on his way to Washington to work for prohibition for the Islands. If
he does not once more change his mind all may go well.
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"The Virginia general assembly today attended the exercises at Camp
Ivee in observance ot the birthday ot Abraham Lincoln .
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