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THE MAUI NEWS, tRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
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L. D. TIMMONS
EDITOR AND MANAGER
FEBRUARY 22, 1918
OUR WAR AIMS
"What ice demand in this war, therefore, is nothing peculiar to
var selves. It is that the world be made fit and safe to live in; and
particularly that it be made safe for every peace-loving nation wnicn
r.be nr nnH 7iithrx to live its own life, determine its oivn institutions
necrrJ n 'f iuctire mid fair dealina bv the other Peohles of the world
as aaainst force and selfish aggression. All the peoples off the world
ate in effect partners in this interest, and for our own part we see very
acarly tnat unless justice oe aone iv vintr u
The program of the world's peace, therefore, is our program." Presi
dent Wilson's Message of January S.
"The sacrifices we are exacting of the noble American boys who
ere going to the bloody fields of France for the lives and liberty of us
who stay at home call to us xvith an irresistible appeal to support them
witn our most earnest ejjuris m i-- usur ,m..
"We have reached the time in our national life when no loyal citi
zen in the country can afford to spend a dollar for wasteful luxuries
Such an expenditure resolves itself into a disloyal act." Cardinal Gibbons.
THE WEINZHEIMER CASE
Newspaper space has been given at Honolulu to an editorial ap
.......-:., ; i.,.. Pio'o Jccno nf tlm Maui News resnectine' the case O
Mr. L. Weinzheimer, manager ,of Pioneer Mill, who had been charged
before the plantation's stockholders there with disloyalty to the
United States; with emphasis on the point that enough had been ad
mitted to convince us that sufficient loyalty had not been shown. Ref
erence in this paper to Mr. Weinzhcimer's loyalty, or disloyalty, was bas-
ed entirely upon reports, as mey apptareu m mc jiuuuiuiu iicr31.ar.c;
tirely upon reports, as they appeared in the Honolulu newspapers,
of happenings at the meeting in question, and not upon any incident,
:nont, tr-'.ncr'inrr -.n ttiie JclnnH Thp nnint we wished to empha-
Ul Illlltlll3, H UU.'J'll w 1 " - --- i
sise most particularly was that Maui intended to remain loyal, through
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and througn, ana wouia not xoieraie anyuiuig uui luyaiiy. 1Wnn
i u .. tUot .vnnccinnc rpcrar.linor hpllitrprent DOWerS
CU UUL ,111 uic Sdllic l33Ut uiai J ' .w . . - " O O i
made prior to April 6 last were not to be considered in any question
involving loyauy io me unueu oiaics. n i in. fi"uu .
the United States declared war on Germany with which we are specially
Since last Friday we have received through a third party, and
i v,o nriviioiroi trt PvtTiinp a rnn fi dpn t i al document which cer-
navc uv.u nuiifjVu iw . . . ,
tainly suggests in a very strong way that Mr. Weinzheimer is either
loyal and has been so since the united states aeciareu war u wnmu,
or that he has been badly mistaken as to his own feelings in this regard.
A comparison of the showing in this document with some of the ru
mors that have been set afloat cannot but make one feel that the stock
holders of Pioneer acted wisely in referring the whole matter to a com
mittee for a more thorough investigation. Our government is founded
upon the principle of even-handed Justice, and it is our duty as citi
rens to see that that principle is maintained in all we do.
In the present instance we have no reason to believe that the peo
ple of Maui will further deal with the matter in any any other spirit,
and if that be so we will feel better for it.
'INCREASED RAILROAD RATES
Increased railroad rates on the mainland, affecting shipments from
all eastern points to San Francisco, will play havoc with the prices on
many imported articles used in this Territory in the near future. Rail
road rates were reduced a few years ago to conform to rates by
steamer through the Panama canal, but it seems now to be the plan
; set them back even far above the old schedule, and the fear is
being expressed that it will not be possible to obtain the old rates again
even after the war is over and conditions return to normal. Of the matter
the Oakland Tribune of the 3rd. inst. said:
In abolishing the tidewater terminal differential rail rates that
have been enjoyed by Pacific Coast ports for the last few years and
in raising the commodity rates from the East to coast ports to equal
those for "hftermountain" cities, the Interstate Commerce Commission
has nullified the advantages promised by the opening of the Panama
Canal. The order, which becomes effective the 15th of next March,
will involve an increase in rates to and from the coast of about fifteen
The lower rate schedule for coast ports was granted by the In
terstate Commission at the, time the canal was opened and at the re
quest of the railroads. The latter sought the authority to grant lower
lates to the ports to enable them to compete with the transposition
of freight by water between the Pacific and Atlantic rail terminals.
In the act of Congress governing the administration of the canal and
the fixing of tolls there, is a provision that when rates are once low
ered at the request of a railroad to enable them to compete with cheaper
water transportation the rail rates shall not be advanced when such
water competition is discontinued. This provision has been ignored
by the Interstate Commerce Commission.
It is extremely doubtful whether lower rates than those now or
dered by the commission will be obtained when the war ends and ship
ping is again available for the canal trade route. At the hearing be for?
tne commission representatives of the leading steamship lines that had
engaged in canal carrying trade frankly stated that is was a question
whether their companies would ever again offer rates competing with
ihe railroads. Shippers and consumers on both coasts are therefore
faced with the prospect, when normal conditions are restored, of see
ing the shipping rates fixed, not on the basis of the cost of water tran
portation, but by the rates enjoyed by the railroads.
The new rate schedule will mean greatly increased costs to the
industries of California. It has been estimated that the Union Iron
Works will have to pay an additional $1,000,000 annually in freight
costs on material required from the East. Other concerns will suffer
in proportion. This is not a cheerful outlook, but hope of a remedy
i.; for the present denied.
THE FISH QUESTION AGAIN
Criticism seldom amounts to more than "knocking" unless it is
accompanied by some workable suggestion as to how the fault com
plained of may be remedied. Take the case of fish prices, for instance.
There has been, and is, a shortage of fish in all markets of the Islands,
the cause being the huge, extra demand created by the requirements
of "meatless days". The demand for fish suddenly went beyond the
capacity of the fishing fleets, and we are informed that in order to
increase the supply, to meet the additional, heavy demands the fisher
men were put to expense far out of proportion to their ordinary sched
ule of outlay. This expense has been carried on down the line to the
letail vender. The latter claims that his expenses have, also, increased,
and such may be true; and on the strength of it he has probably add
ed a little extra to the price. In driving at the vender, only two things
have been accomplished: First, that party has been deprived of a
part of his profits, and, second, fish prices have been lessened in propor
tion to the reduction in profits forced upon the fish seller.
It seems to us that if the same amount of time and energy had
been put into plans for increasing the catch of fish a great deal more
could have been accomplished, and the situation would be different
today. Fishing companies might have been encouraged to employ
more men, and assisted, if necessary, in putting on more sampans.
Although a little late in the game, Maui is striking at the nail's head
in this matter and will shortly have the sea end of the fish business in
such shape that the demand here may be successfully met. Honolulu
should be well able to take care of this problem for herself, and we
arc much inclined to the opinion that if as much time were put in on
fitting out fishing craft as is now given to chasing Chinamen around
their blocks in the fish market, it would be easily and quickly solved.
In spite of all we can do, meat prices on the mainland and here
will be high for a long time after the war is over, so that the fish
question is destined to be more than an over-night affair. This assur
rance of more or less permanency makes of it a business proposition
which might well engage the attention of men of means, and we think
it would be worth their while to take an interest in it.
BILLIONS INCREASE IN CROP VALUES
The value of farm products of the United States for the year 1917
reached, the tremendous and unprecedented sum of $19,443,849,000, an
increase of more than six billions over the values of 1916 and almost
nine billion more than 1915.
The Department of Agriculture has just issued a preliminary
estimate for last year showing crop values of $13,610,463,000, repre
senting 70 per cent of the value of all farm products for the year,
and $5,833,386,000, the value of animal products of the farms.
By far the greatest an d best customers of the farmers of the coun
try now are the United States and the Allies. The money used by all
of these Governments in purchasing the products of American farms
is raised by the sale of Liberty Bonds. Part is spent by the United
Spates itself and part loaned to the Allies. In lending to the United
States, therefore, the American is simply enabling its best customers
to purchase our products and receiving in return the best security in
.he world. Good business as well as patriotism urges the citizens of
America to liberally support the financial undertakings of the Government.
THE "INNOCENCE" OF SAKE I
The Japanese chamber of commerce passed certain resolutions a
few weeks ago which were published in this paper setting forth that
sake, the Japanese national drink, was essential to the health, etc.. of
Japanese and should not be prohibited under any laws which may be
passed ty congress attecting the liquor tramc in Hawaii. In the same
connection the contention was made that sake was not a harmful in
toxicant in the same sense as are the liquors used by the white man.
On the heels of this statement came a blood-curdling tragedy at
Kahala, a suburb of Honolulu beyond Diamond Head, due to the use
of this sake which we had been asked to believe is harmful and neces
sary. The first paragraph of the news account concernine the traeedv
indicates the part played by this innocent beverage in the affair:
"TU-n A 1 J e u 1 rr. - J i.i
xmtt aic ucdu anu a iuuiui jiuvers ueiween me ana aeatn
as the result of a shooting affray at Kahala vesterdav afternoon. The
dead are Takiguchi, his three year old baby boy and a Japanese man,
said to be the father-in-law of Takiguchi and the grandfather of the
murdered child. The wife of Takiguchi and mother' of the dead baby
was last night hovering between life and death with a bullet wound
oelund her ear. Ihe terrible tragedy occurred at the Kahala beach
home of C. H. Atherton. King Alcohol, in the guise of sake. Dlaved
nis part in tne Dioody attair."
THE ANNIVERSARY OF WASHINGTON
. America is today observing the anniversary of the birth of George
Washington, "the Father of his Courftry," and the circumstances are
just now such as to make the observance particularly impressive. Wash
ington fought for our freedom. Today we are fighting to maintain
that freedom and to save other peoples from the oppression of the
tyrant. It shoulS be a matter of particular satisfaction to every Amer
ican to feel that, from the very nature of things, we are today taking
the stand which Washington would undoubtedly have us take were
ne sun nere.
It is preeminently right that we should honor the anniversary of
(.eorge Washington. He laid the cornerstone of all that we are as a
nation and was the author of most of the nrinrinles whirl. hav maHp
our country great. It is is unthinkable what we might be had there
been no ashington ! Perhaps as the Russians are, or worse.
No country ever had a better citizen than Washington. The at
U-ntion of the children should be drawn to that fact. His life was
such as might well become the standard guide for American youth.
Let Washington, although long departed from us, live as our model
A wave of enthusiasm in regard to the Territorial fair has struck
Maui. In planning to close the entries for live stock on March 1,
nowever, a mistake has been made bv the committee in charge. This
hardly gives some of the stock men of the remoter precincts time to un.
derstand what it is all about.
Japan consents to put two tons of shipping into the Allies trade
tor every ton of steel the United States will sell to her. Although the
proposition suggests that Tanan is out for a "consideration" in her
dliance agreements, the need for steel may actually make such terms
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Berelops 15 to 18 horsepower
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