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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1918.
Latest News By Wireless
(Continued from rage One.)
By County Fathers
(Continued from Fnge One.)
Average Hourly Wind Velocity in
Miles by Months for Year 1917, Hal
January av 12.1
May 13 7
July 14 4
Average for the year . . . 12.6
Note. The value of records of wind
velocity in their relation to agricul
ture are second only to those of rain
fall. Observations covering the past
year and a half at the Haiku Sub
station have clearly demonstrated
that excessive wind movement, such
as appear to prevail during more or
less well defined periods of the year
may be more Injurious to crops than
severe drought or excessive rainfall,
at least insofar as some crops are
concerned. The Sub-Station in co
operation with the United States
Weather Bureau is earning on this
work with a view to correlating plant
growth in the relation to crop produc
tion with the natural elements.
Higest Lowest Rainfall
Average 72.25 61.14 2.66
The past week has been very favor
able to crops. Mild weather prevail
ed, and with ample Bunshine to warm
the well soaked ground, corn and
other field crops are developing rapid
lv. Snow appeared on the summit of
Haleakala on 5th. and 6th. F. G. K.
The Week's Weather
During February the average
maximum temperature in Wailuku was
77 and average minimum 62. The to
tal rainfall was 8.05 Inches during 13
days. Since the first of March there
has been rain every day, as will be
seen from the following report:
THE WAILUKU REPORT
I 1 ! e &
0 a 3 o
2S 77 65 li N. E. Cldy
1 70 62 .06 N. E. Cldy
2 73 61 .47 N. E. Cldy
3 77 65 .05 N. E. Cldy
4 76 64 .48 .N. E. N. C.
5 73 60 .44 N. E. P. C
6 76 60 .13 N. Clear
74 62 1.74
Rev. Rowland B. Dodge is in Ho
nolulu this week, having gone down
to attend the installation of Mr. Pal
mer as pastor of Central Union
L. W. Wolcott, manager of the
Pacific Coast district of the Sherwin
Williams Co., the "brighten up" paint
people, spent most of this week on
Maui, renewing old, business acquain
tances. It is his intention to visit
the Islands hereafter about once a
General Samuel I. Johnson, who has
been appointed a major in the regu
lar army, is leaving Honolulu this
week for Camp Fremont, Palo Alto,
Cal., where he will join the 15th.
brigade, and expects and hopes to be
sent to the front in Europo very soon.
The "Chimes of Normandy," the
opera upon which the Choral Club
has been practicing for sometime,
will be presented in the Paia Com
munity House next Saturday even
ing. The list sent out from Honolulu,
giving the names of the members of
the committee to be in charge of the
food conservation section at the Ter
ritorial fair, carries the name of Mrs.
W. O. Aiken as the) Maui representa
tive. It should read" Mrs. George S.
On Thursday notices were mailed
calling a meeting of the executive
committee of the food conservation
committee to be held in the Chamber
of Commerce rooms at 4 o'clock to
morrow. In view of the fact that
Administrator Child will be here to
morrow, and will be in consultation
with members of the committee on
the subjects which were to be taken
tip, the meeting has been called off,
Chas. Namanu, Hawaiian, Waiehu,
20; Rachael Konokokai, Hawaiian,
John Welakaili, Hawaiian, Camp
10, 26; Mrs. Louisa Kaoimoku, Ha
waiian, Paia, 35.
matters of the ditches and gutters in
the Makawao and Wailuku districts
passing over the Lowrie ditch on the
main Kula, Makawao and Haiku sec
tions whereby all surplus water niu
be diverted either by Humes or oth
erwise over and above such crossings.
The mntter of the Olinda reservoir
was then taken up and the following
resolution was presented by Mr.
Cockett, seconded by ' Mr. Uahinui
Whereas certain citizens of the
County of Maui have agreed to pur
chase from the Territory, Ixnn Fund
bonds to the amount of $30,000.00 ap
propriated by the Legislature at the
1917 session for the completion and
lining of the Olinda reservoir:
And whereas one of the principal
considerations for the taking up of
said bonds is to assure the early com
pletion of said reservoir:
And whereas the said purchasers
of said bonds have requested an ex
pression on the part of the Hoard of
Supervisors of their willingness to
complete the said reservoir in case
the appropriation of $30,000.00 is not
sufficient for that purpose:
Therefore Be It Resolved by the
Board of Supervisors of the County
of Maui that this Hoard of Supervis
ors appropriate such additional
amount as may he necessary to com
plete and make available for immedi
ate use, the said Olinda reservoir,
and the auditor of the County of Maui
is hereby directed to set aside from
the permanent improvement fund the
sum of f 20,000.00 for Ihe completion
of the said Olinda reservoir.
The clerk was further instructed to
forward a copy of this resolution to
the secretary and chairman of the
Maui Loan Fund Commission, the
manager of the Bank of Maui, Ltd.,
Wailuku, and the manager of the Bald
win National Bank of Kahului.
The board of supervisors met at 2
o'clock Wednesday afternoon, begin
ning the March sessions. Mr. Flem
ing wa3 excused for the day and Mr.
Drummond was absent.
Minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved, following
which communications were taken up.
There were so many of these that the
entire afternoon was consumed in
reading and considering them and the
reports from the various departments
on county work. Adjournment was
taken until 10 a. m. Thursday.
At The Grand A. E. Hale, Sam A.
Jenkins, R. II. Roexall, J. II. Mac
kenzie, M. Rocha, Geo. K. Goo, Miss
A. Macfarlane, Miss M. Macfarlane,
Miss G. Penn, Honolulu; Mrs. von
Tempsky, R. von Tempsky, John de
Mello, Jr., Kula; Kang Sing Lay, Hai
ku; R. N. Newman, Puunene; J. Mac
Laren and R. W. Smythe, Paia; Wm.
Lennox, Hana; G. Tweedel and Thorn
ton Morris, Seattle; John Watt, Jr.
J. T. Moir and A. A. Reis, Wailuku;
W. E. Green and family, Hawi, Ha
waii. FREIGHTER COMING
The steamer Juneau will arrive at
Kahului tomorrow from the coast
and Honolulu. She will not bring
any freight, and will take sugar.
Auto tire on Kuau-Maliko road.
Owner may have same by proving
property and paying for this ad. See
Paia Auto Access, shop.
Building One Of America's Immense Victory-Bearers
One of the immense freighters being built for the United States government to carry supplies abroad to
our troops and the allies. This vessel is nearly completed, and there are hundreds of others in the many yards
throughout the United States. Many ships are being built, but still more must be had to carry our troops and
supplies over-seas. Skilled workmen are being formed into a huge industrial army under the department of
labor, and each worker will receive a certificate and a button showing him to be a volunteer in this work up
on which directly rests the fate of world wide democracy.
Honolulu The President's order making Oaliu "dry" will become
ciTective April 2. It was signed last Saturday and gives thirty clays
notice to interested parties. Local dealers are refusing information
regarding stock on hand and present sales.
Organization has been formulated for the next Red Cross drive,
which will take place between May 6 and 11. George R. Carter is
heading it. The plan is to raise ?1 for every man, woman and child
in the Territory, which would be about a quarter of a million dollars.
Inter-Island competition will be induced by a trophy flag, the com
petition being on a basis of the subscription per. capita on each island.
Representatives of the committee will visit each island soon to effect
Castle & Cooke have been notified that the T. K. K. liners Persia
and XipiKin arc ready to enter the island trade, with the probability of
larger liners soon following.
FINLAND SIGNS OFF
Amsterdam Official notification is made of a peace treaty having
been signed between Germany and Finland.
r.IO OFFENSIVE STARTING?
London There is great artillery firing on the west, apparently
indicating the start of a big offensive.
Raids on Verdun have been repulsed by the French.
A Russian agency despatch reports that the Turks and Germans
are moving on Trepizond. (Trcpizond is on the southeast coast of
the Black Sea, and is at the Black Sea end of the overland route of
travel from India and Persia. The city was taken by the Russians at
the beginning of their operations against the Turks, nearly three years
ago. Hd. Maui News.)
THE RUSSIAN PEACE TERMS
Pctrograd Peace ratification is urged by the council of workmen
soldiers, even though recognizing Germany's intention to exploit Rus
ria. The committee says it is recognized that the terms are those of
political bandits, but nevertheless asks ratification. Prokovsky, one of
the peace delegates, however, begs those favoring the revolution not
to deceive themselves. The new frontier outlined by Germany consti
tutes an iron ring around Russia. It is the German intention to crush
Russia by economic demands.
BREAK UP GERMAN HOLDINGS
Washington Custodian Palmer has presented a plan in outline
before the Senate appropriations committee to break up German hold
ings in the United States to prevent after-war trade domination, and
urges legislation enabling him to sell property to private interests. The
committee, by a party vote, authorized the government to seize the
lloboken docks and North German Lloyd property for government use.
Announcement has been made that the government has in force
twelve billions of dollars of insurance on soldiers and sailors of the
ANOTHER AVIATOR KILLED
Fort Worth Burton Hurlburt, a cadet of the Royal Flying Corps,
was killed here today while landing.
77 URSDA Y MORNING
Honolulu Food Commissioner Child sailed yesterday for Ililo to
confer with the people there on food conservation, enforcement of the
rules and also to investigate charges that some grocers are selling flour
without an equal amount of substitute. Interviewed regarding the Wai
rkea lands, Child feels that the homesteading idea should be abandoned
until the end of the war, with an arrangement to keep the land under
cultivation. He says that a homesteading policy would not be fair to
drafted men, for instance, who would not be able to avail themselves
of its privileges. Child cabled Hoover regarding Waiakca, but has not
yet received a reply.
A cabclgram from Dr. Goodhue, dated at San Francisco, says that
he has received personal assurance from the president, secretary of
war and secretary of the navy of immediate prohibition for the island
of Oahu, prior to leaving the national capital. He says that the prohibi
tion bill for Hawaii is certain to pass Congress.
MAUI THE "DUMP HEAP"
Two Germans, taken into custody by the United Slates marshal
for deliberately violating water-front regulations, have been sent to Ki
GERMANS IN THE WEST
Paris The Temps correspondent with the British army says that
the Germans persist as though they were unaware of the presence of
American forces on the western front.
NEW OFFENSIVE IN ITALY
Washington A Italian official despatch indicates renewed possibil
itv of an Austro-German offensive on the Italian front.
WAILUKU UNION CHURCH
Rowland D. Dodge, Minister.
Mrs. George N. Weight, Jr., Direc
tor of the Choir.
Mies Mary E. Hoffmann, Organist.
9:45 to 10:40 A. M. Church School.
7:00 to 7:30 P. M. Organ Recital by
7:30 Treadling Service with Ser
mon by the minister.
To the services of this Church
ereryone is most cordially Invited.
The Red Cross work of the Wailuku
Union Sunday School will be under
taken again regularly from now on.
The class will begin next week, and
the date will be announced at the
Sunday School hour.
The "Bright Monday Club" will
meet as usual directly after school
in the Sunday school room.
CHURCH OF THE
Rector, Rev. J. Charles Villiers.
Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 10th.
The usual order of services will be
Holy Communion, in th morning
at 8 o'clock. Morning Praver. ' at 11
o'clock. The Sunday School meets at
Lenten services are held, in the
Church, on Wednesday, and Friday
evenings, at 7:30. To these services,
and to all the services of the Church,
you are cordially invited.
MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH
A. Craig Bowdish, minister.
10:00 Sunday School.
11:00 Mornine service, when Tlr .T
H. Williams will preach on "The Call
6:45 Christian Endeavor In the
6:45 Half hour of erppifnn in moot
Dr. and Mrs. Williams, in the chapel.
7:20 The organ will play.
7:30 "The Sincerity and Tender
ness of Jesus" an informal talk by
ur. w unams.
The morning and evenine services
are especially appropriate for the
Early Years Of Jesus
"The Early Years and Times of
Jesus" was the sermon theme at the
Makawao Union Church on Sunday.
The Rev. A. Craig Bowdish spoke in
part as follows:
In approaching the celebration of
Jesus, resurrection it is not inappro
priate to consider the human ex
periences and development of his
younger years. In St. Luke 2:4552
is recorded the summary of Jesus' boy
hood and his manhood with details,
oi nis interest in the great questions
of life. Twice the author took pains
to record the fact that Jesus devel
oped physically, gained in wisdom
and was so genial, companionable,
helpful that ho was in favor with God
and men. No higher tribute can be
paid to any one.
It would be interesting as well as
instructive to have the details of the
home life in Nazareth. The unfold
ing of such normal love, helpfulness.
purity and insight could come only
irom a home of great simplicity,
earnestness, mutual regard and re
cognition of the moral law. It must
have been one of the noblest homes
of all times. The Jews of all the peo
ples of that time alone gave particu
lar need to the care and protection
of child life. Jesus had a wealth of
memories to draw from when he
pictured God as Father and urged
the simple virtues of life.
In his walks outside the village of
Nazareth he came to know the lilies,
tho sower in the springtime, the
fertile land, the hard and rocky
places, the sparrows that nest in the
protection of tree and bush.
Here it was, humanly speaking,
that Jesus made his preparation to
do his work in a world that was weary
wnn war, jaded with self-indulgence,
pessimistic from lack of moral in
sight and purpose. The Greeks had
emphasized and glorified the supre
macy of man only to find that man is
unable to rise into the realization of
his worthy dreams. On the other
hand the Hebrew had laid the foun
dation of faith in the supreme God
who reveals himself to man and helps
him to rise into God's likeness. To
this Jesus added the wealth of his
actually living this noble life and also
taught men the truth that love in
spires. It was a tremendous task
which Jesus attempted by the power
Mr. Pleasant's Sermon
Religion in Jesus' thought is not
something to be put on like a coat;
not a system of doctrine which one
adopts because he believes it is good
to die by, although mighty inconveni
ent to live by. Religion is life in
The idea that one who becomes
schooled in wrong-doing, who learns
from experience that the way of the
transgressor is hard, and then re
forms, is by virtue of his experience
better fitted to win others into the
righteous life that idea is very far
from Jesus' thought. He did not be
lieve that a course in rascality was
necessary as a training for Christian
service. He took no such course. In
the earliest picture we have of Him
he was at church, and his conversa
tion there showed that he knew his
Bible, and that there had already
come into his life the consciousness
of a great relationship to God.
When John the Baptist began his
ministry in the wilderness of Judea
Jesus gave to this work of moral and
spiritual reform his' heartiest support.
He went down and was himself bap
tised by John. Jesus was yet a young
man when he died on the cross but
he had stirred Palestine as it had
never been stirred before.
And Jesus was tho sinless one-but
by no means a weakling. The great
moral forces that are remaking the
world came into being at his call,
and are destined to win the world to
Men say that Jesus came to give us
religion He says, "I came that they
might have life". And yet there is
no contradiction. Religion is lire
life in right relations to God and to
man The truth that Jesus showed
rurnishes motive and inspiration and
ideal for life three things very es
sential for a successful life of large
usefulness and unselfish service
In the lives of our two greatest
anTr 7nnS, f Ule Pnst Washington:
and Lincoln, we see how religious
faith sustains and enables men to go
forward against terrible odds along
the straight path of duty. K
Is Christianity a Failure?
By Rev. J. Charles Villiers
(Church of the Good Shepherd.)
At the beginning of the war It was
no uncommon thing lo hear from the
r!l!S. . mpn of 8Prios minds that
Christhinity had failed, and was dead
John Galsworthy, in an article in
?i e ,MaKi,zine. for November,
1914, said, In effect, that the war had
SStSSg. the very foundations f
And everywhere, in, perhaps, every
community in our land, there were
men who looked upon the war as con
? ,, Ie ?Yidpnce that Christianity had
failed. Time has proved, and as the
years come and go will prove that
Christianity has not failed, and that
what has failed is a civilization that
had, largely, set at nought the great
basal doctrines and principles of
Christianity. Whatever history may
prove to be the ultimate cause of the
war, time will show that the philoso
phy of the man wrote: "Might is
right," was a contributing cause to
it, as was that also of the other philo
sopher, von Bernhardi, who wrote, in
his "Germany and the next War":
Christian morality is based on the
law of love. This law can claim no
significance for the relations of one
country to another, since its appli
cation would lead to a conflict of
duties.' What these men wrote, oth
er men, by the thousands thought nor
were they all men of one country.
When we get to the bottom fact, it
will be found that what produced the
war was the stubborn, wilful, selfish
ness of the unregenerate man, who
regarded the fundamental principles
of Christianity as but a figment of
the imagination, to be set at nought,
with impunity, for selfish gain. Be-
fore the peace was broken, be it con
fessed, and confessed with shame,
there was a failure, widespread and
general, to believe in, and practice
the vital principles of Christianity.
It may be said that there are no signs
yet of a general recognition of the
authority of Jesus Christ in the lives
of men, or of nations. But there are
signs- of a great searching of hearts
going on among men, and in the na- '
tions; signs that the world is com- v
ing to a clearer, more comprehensive''
vision of spiritual realities, of moral
duties, of human freedom and good
will. We are lenrning that it is not
Christianity that has failed, but the
world, because it has become in
different to Christianity. In travail
of soul we are coming into new con
ceptions of the meaning and purpose
of life. A new temper is taking pos
session of us, and by it wo are com
ing to relate life to the things of eter
nal reality, as men for many years
past have not done. We are com
ing to see the value of the teaching
of Jesus Christ, that it is better to
serve God than Mammon. Of the two
opposite ideals before the world, just
now, autocratic might, and demo
cratic right, we have no shadow of
doubt which we ought to follow. And
in following the ideal of our choice,
we are, more than ever, entering in
to vital possesion, and making our
own, the teachings of our Lord. In
other words, we are becoming, not
less, but more religious, as religion
is taught by its one great authority.
While this is true in a general way
of the cllian population it is, I
think, particularly true of the soldier,
in the camps, and in the trenches.
He is not a perfect man. He has had
the same struggles that we all have
between the flesh and the spirit. But
if what is written about him by those
in closest daily contact with him is
to be believed, he has his serious
thoughts about religion, and is more
susceptible to it than he was before
he donned the khaki. Let me quote
to you from a soldier's letter which
breathes a religious spirit more com
mon among our soldiers than you
might suppose. It was written in
France on Christmas Day. "I have
not always been, perhaps, but I am
now, and shall always be in the
future a Churchman." Then after
speaking of the Christ as not dead
but alive or evermore, he says. "He
is with us here now, with the soldiers,
stooping down to us, helping us, com
forting us. He is with us, I know.
Well, I may not come home. Those
that take the sword must perish by
the sword. I like to think now-am I .
justified? that we are modern crusa
ders, that though we wear the modern
uniform there is over each heart the
cross of the crusades. Are we not,
my Father, fighting that there may
be peace on earth, good will to men?"
No, Christianity is not' a failure,
and religion has not gone by the ''
board. It is more vital in the thoughts,
and hearts, and lives of men today
than it has be'en for many years.
And its present vitality is but the
harbinger of what it is to be, in the
spiritual outlook in a world redeem
ed from the ideals of materialism,
and undergoing regeneration in the
life and spirit of the Son of God.
More than ever is it dawning on the
souls of men, as their hope, and con
fidence in God, that t
"Closer is Ho than breathing,
Nearer than hands or feet."