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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
ntered at the Pott Offlee at Walloku. Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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L. D. TIMMON3
EDITOR AND MANAGER
MARCH 15, 1918
THE "WHY" OF OUR DOUBT
The reason many people lack confidence in the deal whereby it
is claimed that the business of Hackfeld & Co. has been "Americaniz
ed" is that the very estimable, new directors have not the control that
tbey appear to think they have. It is cheerfully granted that they have
teen assured by some very nice people that "everything will be all
tight"; and Judge Frear, Walter Dillingham, and others on the new
board of directors may feel perfectly positive that they have affairs in
their own hands. As a matter of fact, however, they haven't they
never have had, they can't have and if they do not know it the sooner
they "tumble" to the fact that the better it will be for themselves and
eerybody else concerned.
Of the 40,000 shares of stock in the Hackfeld corporation, nearly
J8,000 shares, or more than a controlling interest, have not been heard
from, directly nor indirectly, since the United States declared war on
Germany. The Alexander Isenberg minors, of San Francisco, own
3,282 shares; J. F. Humburg, of San Francisco, owns 1,040 shares and
various Germans in the Islands own 6740 shares. George N., Albert S.
end S. W. Wilcox, of Kauai, own between them 1400 shares, which
is the only straight-out American interest in the proposition, unless
one is to figure the following as American stock : J. F. C. Hagen, 1 ,000
shares; D. PaulR. Isenberg, 1,370 shares; Mrs. Dora Isenberg (Kauai),
1 ,370 shares.
The cold facts, as we see it, are that John F. Hackfeld, who is now
in Germany and is presumably (by certain very important business con
nections at Hamburg and Bremen) assisting that country in the war
pgainst the United States, owns nearly one-third of the Hackfeld inter
ests in these Islands, while his relations in Germany, at least two of
whom are, at this time, officers engaged in war on the United States of
America, own sufficient in addition to the holding of John F. Hackfeld,
to make some 7000 shares more than a controlling interest in the
That is the "why" of our doubt.
We are more than ready and willing to be convinced otherwise.
U. S. INCOME TAXES
If your income is taxable and it must be a modest one to escape
taxation under the War Revenue Act of October 3, 1917 don't wait
to be notified that you must pay an income tax. The Government is
r.ot required to seek the taxpayer. The taxpayer must seek the Govern
ment. The Bureau of Internal Revenue, with the approval of the Secre
tary of the Treasury, has extended the time for filing income and
excess profits returns from March 1 to April 1, 1918. You may file
your return any time before April 1, but if you wait until April 2, you
are subject to a fine of not less than $20 nor more than $1,000 and
an additional assessment of 50 per cent of the amount of tax due.
Returns are required of every unmarried person man or woman
whose net income for the calendar year 1917 was $1,000 or more and of
every married person whose net income was $2,000 or more.
The rate of tax is at least 2 per cent on net incomes of unmarried
persons in excess of $1,000 and on net incomes of married persons in
excess of $2,000. Payment must be made on or before June 15, 1918.
The estimated revenue to be collected this year under the War
Revenue Act is $2,500,000,000, of which $666,000,000 is in individual
income taxes. Last year 500,000 persons paid income taxes ; this year
it is estimated the number will be more than 6,000,000. If you are one
of them, remember that your dollars are for the support of the war.
By promptly filing your return and promptly paying your tax you are
helping the Government to early victory. Pay your income tax in the
same spirit in which you bought your Liberty Bond. The proceeds are
for the same purpose to make the world safe for democracy.
THE "DRY" QUESTION
The authorization bv Coneress for the States to vote on the ques
tion of national prohibition was followed by quick action on the part
... . i it e
ot some of them, and the results of their decision were certainly an oi
tht-erine- to the advocates of a "drv" country. Of course it is generally
understood that in order to amend the constitution of the United States
so as to prohibit liquor, three-fourths of the 48 States must declare in
favor of the measure, each bv a maionty vote in its legislature.
The "drys" have every reason to feel encouraged that the first six
States to vote on the proposition sustained the idea, those States being :
Mississippi, Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina .North Dakota and
Maryland. This would leave 42 States yet to vote, and it is necessary
that 30 vote "dry" in order that prohibition should obtain as a national
proposition. Of course Hawaii, the Philippines, Alaska, Porto Rico and
other parts of the nation not having reached the dignity of statehood
have nothintr to sav in the matter; and that thirty of the States yet to
be heard from will vote "dry"is more or less doubtful, but surely the
contest will be brought closer than ever before.
Prohibition, as a national proposition, is manifest destiny. It may
he blocked here or there, or staved off in parts of the country by one
thing or the other; but the general trend of modern thought, coupled
with peculiar conditions striking in every everywhere, indicates that the
"drys" will, ere long, have their innings in a very sweeping way.
The visit of Mr. Child, food administrator, on Saturday was ap
preciated for the reason that it brought Maui people in closer toucn
mth iust what the department requires. There is almost, or quite, a
universal desire on this island to conform closely with the wishes of the
i'ood administration ,but the multiplicity of orders Has provea coniub
ng to the average person, and going over personally with the adminis
trator the various phases of the questions has been helpful to everybody,
SIDE-STEPPING AT MAUI'S EXPENSE
There has been a disposit:on on the part of somebody in author
itv at Honolulu, ever since the United States got into the war, to
jettison certain undesirable cargo onto Maui. A number of officers
i f the former German gunboat Geier were sent over here at the time
of the declaration of war, and since then, although in a more quiet
way, there have been other cases of a like nature.
Last week the following information was sent out from Honolulu:
"Two unnaturalized Germans who persistently have violated the vvatcr-
iront regulations decreed by the President, were arrested today by
Marshal Smiddy and will be sent to Kipahulu, Maui, there to remain
for the duration of the war."
The suggestion carried by this practice is that Maui may become
a sort of "dumping ground" for undesirable aliens, and we hope it will
not come to that.
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OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
Improred side car with adjust
Standard delivery Tan with ad
justable axle, body dlmem
Justable axle, body dimen
sions 40" long, 81" wide, 11"
high, metal cover with latch.
Sergeant William Nimke, of the
301st Engineers, Camp Devon, Mass.,
gets thirty years' imprisonment for
having said, "If I have an opportunity
-will surrender to the Germans in
Dartels, a Hun living In the district
of Kau, island of Hawaii, according
to sworn affidavits, made a statement
to the following effect: "Hoch der
Kaiser, and to hell with the President"
The public is Informed that noth
ing can be done to Bartela, as the
words UBed by him are not an offence
against the laws of the United
Isn't it about time that our local
Vigilantes got busy with gentry of
the description of Bartels, Bolte and
Schurmann, instead of bothering
about the banana question and the
leasing of Walakea cane fields. The
banana and sugar matters may safe
ly be left to the Food Controller and
his local representative. The New
In the Holy Lands
Through a confusion of despatches,
two British advances In the campaign
against the Turkg were written as
one, with the result that the capture
of Hit, in the Euphrates Valley, eigh
ty miles northwest of Bagdad, was
credited to the men of General Alien
by, who did fight, however, a success
ful engagement along a wide front In
Palestine, nearly five hundred miles
away to the west and south of Bagdad.
The capture of Hit brings the
Bagdad expedition, under Lieuten
ant-General Marshall, well into the
Valley of the Euphrates towards
Aleppo, that city, although close to
the Mediterranean, being also on the
waters of the mighty river which
pours Into the Persian Gulf. Be
tween Hit and Aleppo there are no
centers of importance except Abu
Serai, and no natural obstacles to a
rapid advance except the Sinjar Hills,
through which the Euphrates has cut
its way. Apparently there are two
expeditions from Bagdad, one north
along the Valley of the Tigris toward
Mosul, the other northwest along the
Ger--al Allenby, in Palestine, has
established his line across Palestine
from the Valley of the Jordan to the
Mediterranean. The most recent ad
vance is on a front close to the Medi
terranean shore, the Jerusalem-Na-bulus
road making a wide swing to
the west from Jerusalem to avoid the
Judean Mountains. This recent acti
vity Is on the left of the British line,
the right resting on the River Jordan,
to the north of Jericho. The Turks
in the Jordan Valley have withdrawn
across the Jordan Into the Moab
Mountains, where It Is likely they
will have little rest as the Arab allies
of the British have been working
their way north along the east side
of the Dead Sea and appear likely
soon to effect a junction with the
British on the Jordan.
An advance east from the Jordan
Valley will enable the British to
reach and cut the Medina-Damascus
railroad and cut off the Turks and
Germans now operating south of the
Dead Sea In Hedjah and Southern
Arabia, leaving these, without means
of retreat and without avenues for
fresh supplies. Advertiser. (Hono
The Week's Weather
Following are the weather figures
for Wailuku district for the week up
75 64 .49
The following have been issued
Masaicbl Matsumoto, Japanese,
Paia, 26; Katsuko Tagawa, Japanese,
Wallace Naehu, Hawaiian, Waihee,
21; Malie Akuna, part Chinese, Wai
Kamesaburo Machida, Japanese,
Wailuku, 44; Kane Yamada, Japan
LICHTENFELS TO KAU
Dr. R. C. LIchtenfels, of Hana, has
been offered the position of govern
ment physician in Kau, to succeed
Dr. Karl Hofmann, who was discharg
eed by the Board of Health on ac
count of being an alien enemy.
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