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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Walluku, Maul, Hawaii, aa second-class matter.
A Republican Pafer Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publishers
Subscription Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
L. D. TIMMONS
EDITOR AND MANAGER
THE FISH PROBLEM
The fish proposition has possibly become a problem largely on
account of weather conditions. It is difficult to prove this by figures,
however, for the principal reason that records of the catch of fish
have, up to a few months ago, dealt only with the number of fish
brought into market and not with the weight of the fish. At this
season of the year fishing is difficult and uncertain, but it is doubtful
that in any year, in the winter season, the supply of fish at Honolulu
has been greater than in the past two months. Increasing the difficulty
has been the "meatless day" arrangement, which abnormally enlarged
the demand for fish at a time when the supply was able to stand the
At the invitation of the Territorial food administrator the editor
of the MAUI NEWS had the privilege of attending a meeting last
Sunday between the owners of the larger fishing enterprises of Ho
rolulu and the food officials. The impressions gleaned from tliat con
ference were: First, that there is no desire or effort on the part of
fishing companies, or fishermen, to take advantage of the present situ
ation. Second, that the strain has come about as the result of an
abnormal demand for fish at the season of the year when the supply
is necessarily at the very lowest. Third, the sole remedy lies in the
increase of the supply of fish in the market. Fourth, however, that
the strain, at worst, is temporary only, to a very large extent, and that
weather conditions are again favorable (which will be in the course
of a few weeks more) the situation will be changed.
In the meanwhile, it may be remarked that fish prices are higher
in Wailuku than at Honolulu, which is even more of a puzzle.
THE wdRLD FOOD SITUATION
Reliable information is at hand that Australia has so much wheat
now on hand that the question of storage is a serious problem; and,
moreover, the new crop is coming on to further embarrass the situation.
Meat is so plentiful that it is, literally, "going begging," the market
prices for mutton and beef being lower than at any time since 1893.
This condition of affairs has been brought about by the withdrawal
of ships from the Australian trade for use between American, Atlan
tic ports and Europe, where the haul is shorter, and the Liberty Loans,
which must be spent in America, favor. In the meanwhile, the United
States is being strained to the limit to supply the Allies with the neces
sities which abound in Australia.
We are giving a good deal of attention to the importance of con
certed campaigning in Europe, and one general head for the Allied
End American armies is being suggested. The idea is a good one.
There are also other good ideas, which should not be overlooked;
.nd one of the most important of these is to keep commerce going with
those countries having food supplies. The strain is becoming too great
to justify a continuance of the obligation that our money, loaned to
the Allies, must be spent in the United States at least insofar as food
is concerned. Present conditions justify turning the money over to
the British, French and Italians without restrictions, except, perhaps,
as to war munitions, to be used in Australia, New Zealand, Africa or
anywhere else having surplus food supplies.
We have had the privilege of examining certain data which indi
cates that the Liberty Loan conditions, plus the factor of American
proximity to England, has had the effect of drawing the bulk of British
and other Allied ships into the sea-lanes between American ports and
Europe; while commerce with Australia, Argentina and other food
producing countries has been reduced to a small percentage of normal ;
and on account of the lack of facilities for shipping from those coun
tries, cargo rates on the scant shipments that are possible have become
almost prohibitive. It is pointed out that the entire problem could be
solved by a proper distribution of shipping, and that if this were done
scarcity, high-prices and hardship would be relieved everywhere.
. THE NEW GOVERNOR
We have definite information from San Francisco that Hutchins
will surely be appointed governor in a very few days. By a process
of elimination in which Lane has figured, Bryan has been
definitely eliminated, leaving only Hutchins in the field, and the
positive assurance is given that his name will be sent to the Senate
soon. The. policy of Governor Hutchins" on public matters is not
yet fully known, but it is assumed that it will be of a progressive
character. Of one thing we are certain, however: Governor Hutchins
has many staunch friends on Maui who will be delighted to see him at
the head of our affairs.
COLORED AMERICAN CITIZENS
Americans of every section, of every class.and of every race have
answered the call of their country. . (,
"Twelve million colored people have rallied to the defense of their
country in this crisis, and will do their full share in he ping J
world war for democracy", Dr. Robert R. Moton principal of Tuskegee
Inst tuiet successor to Booker T. Washington in that office, said recent
ly 'in an address at the Twenty-seventh Tuskegee Conference.
y The colored American citizens will do their part in producing food
stuff on the farm, in conserving food in the home and in fighting in
the trenches in Europe, said Dr. Moton, and in addition the colored
ministry and the coloVed teachers will preach and teach thrift among
'CiriahaS been impossible to obtain figures on the amount of Liberty
ionn bonds purchased by colored Americans in the first .and second
i t ; t is known that according to their means and ability the col
iTd'race were P and ac've and most liberal subscribers to
The new ruling that young men of the Islands subject to draft
my Hs? in the National Guard is. very important in severs way,
'n the first place it will mean that local men will be enabled to stay
with Hawaiian uni , and second, the building up of the National Guard.
TlS is undoubtedi; a concession by the government and strikes us
HERE'S WHAT YOU ARE
A man weighing 150 pounds approximately contains 3,500 cubic
iect of gas, oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen in his constitution, which
at 80 cents per thousand cubic feet would be worth $2.80 for illuminat
ing purposes. He also contains all the necessary fats to make a 15
pound candle and thus, with his 3.500 cubic feet of gases, he imsscsscs
great illuminating possibilities. His system contains 22 pounds and
10 ounces of carbon, or enough to make 780 dozen or 9,360 lead
There are about 50 grains of iron in his blood and the rest of the
body would supply enough to make one spike large enough to hold his
weight. A healthy man contains 54 ounces of phosphorus. This dead
ly poison would make 800,000 matches, or enough of poison to kill
500 persons. This, with 2 pounds of lime, makes the stiff bones and
No difference how sour a man looks, he contains about 60 lumps of
sugar of the ordinary cubical dimensions, and to make the seasoning
complete must be added 20 sjtoonfuls of salt.
If a man were distilled into water he would make about 39 quarts.
;r more than half his entire weight, lie also contains a great deal of
starch, chloride of potash, magnesium, sulphur, and hydrochloric acid
in his system.
Break the sHclls of 1,000 egg? into a huge pan or basin and you
have the contents to make a man from his toenails to the most delicate
tissues of his brain.
And this is the scientific answer to the question, "What is man?"
George Rodiek's attorney said at San Francisco that his client
had not returned to the Islands for the reason that he feared someone
would shoot him if he did. The bible has something to say-about the
wicked fleeing when no man pursues, and we are much incliucd to
the opinion that Mr. Rodiek has gotten himself in that position.
While it is possibly true that Rodiek has sunk so low, patriotically, in
the estimation of good, Islands citizens that he is referred to with more
r less of a shudder, we doubt that anybody at Honolulu would take a
shot at him. Lead and powder cost money, and, moreover, we need our
ammunition for more important purposes in France. However, if the
climate of Califormnia is suitable to Mr. Rodiek, we would cordially
recommend that he stay there. Despite the fine reports sent out by
tnc Promotion Committee to attract tourists, we happen to know that
this climate will be unfavorable to traitors for sometime to come.
The news last night that Russia was rapidly reorganizing to meet
the Germans and that the Japanese would take a hand in Siberia in
iicates a decidedly new phase to the situation in eastern Europe and
Asia. The opinion has prevailed for sometime that Russia could not
' come back", but these later despatches suggest that there is some fight
still left in that perplexed country. Whether the Japanese move is to
be against Russia or for the purpose "of aiding that country is not quite
dear, but the fact that the fighting spirit of the Cossacks has been
renew ed would make it appear that the latter is the case. Russia, un
aided, woutd possibly not do very much ; but with the enthusiasm which
would undoubtedly be awakened by Japanese assistance the situation
might be entirely different. But at worst, any opposition the Russians
may be able to put up at this time will be of great assistance to the plans
of the Allies on the western front.
The gift of nearly $250 by the lepers of Molokai to the American
Red Cross for the relief of suffering in Europe is one of the most
remarkable and touching incidents of the great world war. At the
same time we doubt that the money should have been accepted. The
lepers of Molokai are a public charge. They have no money to speak
of, and any contribution to the Red Cross, or otherwise .represents a
sacrifice which they should not be permitted to make, however willing
they might be to do so. We hope that, the promoters of this collection
at the leper settlement will not feel constrained to repeat the idea in
future. If the lepers of Molokai wish to assist the work of the Red
Cross, the island of Maui will cheerfully endeavor to raise, in their
name, such sum as they may feel they would like to send forward.
An incident is reported from Kaanapali which is of interest at
this time as it seems to reflect the opinion of the Japanese children
on the position of America in the world crisis. A Japanese over there,
when he was paid his bonus a few weeks ago, told his children that
he would buy a phonograph. His little girl, who attends Mrs. John
Hose's school at Honokawai, asked her father the price of the machine
and was told that it was $12. She said: "Don't buy a phonograph.
There are three of us children. Tlease get each of us a thrift card.
The father did as he was requested and now the youngsters are work
ing for more thrift stamps.
Mr. Alfred W. Carter has stated at Honolulu that after March 1
i today) the Islands would be self-sustaining in the matter of meats.
We have held that opinion for a long time. If Mr. Carter will take the
lead by shipping surplus cattle from Parker Ranch to market the meat
stringency will be relieved in a very short time.
Don't Miss It!
Why! The TENNIS TOUR
NAMENT of course which will
take place at the
Saturday, 2nd., at 2 p. m.
Sunday, 3rd., at 2 p. m.
Monday, 4th., 2 p. m.
This will undoubtedly be the best Tennis
Tournament ever pulled off on Maui, so
you will miss something if you don t come.
1917 Indian Motorcycles-Honolulu Prices
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Powerplus twin cylinder, cradle
spring frame, 3 speed model.
Develops 15 to 18 horsepower
on dynamometer test
Powerplus twin cylinder, cradle
spring frame, 3 speed model,
with complete electric
equipment Including amme
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power on dynamometer test.
Improved side car with adjust- $100.00
Standard delivery Tan with ad- $100.00
Justable axle, body dlmem-
. Justable axle, body dimen
sions 40" long, 31" wide, 11"
high, metal cover with latch.
$130.00 cash and
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ments of $25.
$110.00 $50.00 cash and
payments o f
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