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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Offlct at Watluku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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L. D. TIMMONS
EDITOR AND MANAGER
MARCH 22, 1918
KAUAI WILL GO DRY
The board of liquor license commissioners of the island of Kauai
have snapped down on their bit and declared that after Jul- 1 they
will grant no liquor licenses whatever, which means prohibition there
without further ado, provided the commissioners have the right to re
fuse all licenses. Whether or not the matter will be taken to the
tuprcme court is yet a question, but owing to the more advanced pro
h'bition sentiment on Kauai, it is doubtful that it will be; and Kauai
will pass peacefully into the list of "dry" communities.
Some years ago the Kauai license commissioners cut out the open
valnon and permitted only a few wholesale places one each at Kapaa,
Knpaia, Xawiliwili, Koloa, Ilanapcpe and two at Waimea. Last year,
following a rather strict schedule, other conditions were imposed upon
the wholesale dealers, to the extent that near-prohibition was brought
I'bout. Although there was ample money behind the liquor interests
on the island, those interests have never felt inclined to spend any to
tight the several bold dashes of the commission; and as they had the
advice of able attorneys, it is to be assumed that they were cautioned
that the commission was acting within its legal province.
It is our opinion that the liquor license commission of any county
has the right to refuse any or all licenses to sell intoxicants. The law
prescribes that they "may" (not shall) grant licenses of certain kinds.
for the sale of liquor under certain conditions. A county board can
r;rant a hundred licenses, only one or none, just as it thinks may be
best for the community ; and so long as the law stands as it now is,
an appeal from refusal to grant any licenses whatever in a given county
:ould not be sustained by any court to which it would be possible to
The liquor commission of Kauai has led off on a new route to
v.ard prohibition, but when one figures it out it is plain that it is
(liiect, is quick, is certain and that it is, almost without the remotest
doubt, sure to stand.
We would like to see the liquor license commissioners of some
ether counties (well, in Oklahoma, for instance) follow the example
cf the Kauai board.
K.vul Ailin'mUtr.itnr Cliilil been in formed bv cable, unon in
quiry, that beef from Australia would cost 16 cents a pound delivered
. . ... . ... c . . r-l:f
in Honolulu, while tlie same quality oi meat irom v.ainwiua is mjiu
lit 7y2 cents, on the coast with an addition of 5 cents for freight and
other charges, bringing the total cost up to 22 cents. This bears out
our statement of a few weeks ago that, owing to the concentration oi
shipping on the shorter haul between New York and other Atlantic
ports and Europe, Australian meats have been, and arc unable to
reach the market, with the result that there arc immense supplies oi
beef and mutton in the Colonics to be had at very low figures. The
problem is one of ships and shipping facilities.
ti, nrmmmrrinrnt is now officially made that the United States
..,11 i,,vn m.nnv flvine- machines in France by July 1 as may be need
ed. This is highly gratifying. It has been figured all along that the
time America's big strike would come would U about July Fourth,
and a most important part of that work will have to do with the air.
America is prepared then m the air, we win icei saie, as mm .
little to fear as to the rest of the program.
f i, cWtirm nf fiovr rnor Gcorcc R. Carter to head the Red Cross
in the Islands is important for the reason that the requirements of the
Red Cross arc now such that the organization musi i...c .t .w
a man with the time to devote to the work, and, most of all, a man of
v m and earnestness. It is not too much to say that Mr. Carter ideally
meets all of these pre-requisites, and we teel mat kcq ross
in Hawaii is due for a "boom" such as it has seldom, it eve., .w.u.
THE PEOPLE ARE SAVING
1917 Indian Motorcycles-Honolulu Prices
Portuguese Meet On
The W. S. S. Question
There was a large gathering of
Portuguese in the Taia armory at
o'rlock Sunday evening for the pur
pose of discussing the question of war
savings stamps. M. S. De route ar
ranged the meeting and presided, anu
about 250 were present.
The address on war savings stamps
was delivered by M. G. Pasehoal, and
made a deep impression.
J. B. Thompson appeared at the
meeting and delivered an address on
food conservation. In this same con
nection, J. Garcia explained the half
and half rule laid down for the stores,
and John Medeitos spoke on the gen
eral matter of food saving.
The meeting was regarded by ev
eryone as interesting and 01 mum
Lahaina News Notes
John Gannon, manager of the Laha
ina Store, returned home by the Mau
na Kea Wednesday night from Hono
lulu where lie had gone to have a
slight operation performed on his
nasal oreans. He was away a week.
1p Roseerans. of Paia,
lifio boon snendinc the week with Mrs.
Gannon. Mr. and Mrs. uosecrans
were also there on Wednesday.
Mr mul Mrs. Cnmnbell. of Puune
ne, spent last Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. George Keeney.
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spring frame, 3 speed model.
Detelops 15 to 18 horsepower
on dynamometer test
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with complete electric
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power on dynamometer test.
Improred side car with adjust
Standard delivery Tan with ad
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Justable axle, body dimen
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DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE TERRITORY OF HAWAII.
At the conclusion of its session yes
terday the grand Jurymen voted to
take their fees in thrift stamps.
America's Great Mercantile Fleet
Being Rapidly Constructed -:
Evidences are accumulating that the habit of saving among the
American people, especially among the patrons of savings banks and
postal savings, is outstripping the financial demands made upon them
by the Government.
While no exact figures are available at present, it is known that
postal savings deposits have steadily gained during the year 1917, and
notably since the 1st of July of that year, which was after the first
issue of the Liberty Loan.
The reports from savings banks also show a steady gain, and the
same is true of cooperative building and loan associations.
Xor have the people of small means been the only savers. It is
estimated that the savings of the whole people of the United States
ordinarily $5,000,000,000 to $6,000,000,000 annually, were increased
to $14,000,000,000 to $15,000,000,000 in 1917.
The response of the people to the national need of economy and
saving has been general and generous.
"Meatless" days greatly increased the demand for fish. The in
Teased demand came at a season of the year when fishing is most
difficult and the supply is necessarily at the lowest. This double-con
dition brought about the situation which the public has been called upon
face. Moreover, there has been an immense increase in the cos
of supplies necessary for fishing and the wages to be paid fishermen
have gone up. In view of these facts, we doubt that a good deal of
criticism of the fishermen on account of the scarcity and high price
of fish has been just fair. The situation will, in all probability, return to
near normal when weather conditions are improved ; and m tlic mean
while it would seem to be a matter'of justice that indiscriminate cnti
u:m be modified. As we have suggested before, it would have been
a fine thing if many of the carpers, who are well able to do so, had
turned to at the beginning of winter and assisted in increasing the fish
rupply, by putting on additional boats and more men.
0 A '
The conservation committee of the Maui branch of the American
Defense League has taken up the matter of the use of Hawaiian grown
coffee, as against the imported article, or coffee substitutes. Hawaiian
coffee is better than a lot of the coffee (and "alleged" coffee) sold in
the stores. The success of this movement is up to the consumers.
f thev will demand Hawaiian coffee, and accept no other, they will
i;et it ; and the most substantial principle of real conservation (that of
using home-grown products) will be carried out. Let everybody boost
for Hawaiian coffee!
We who have heard so often, and read so much, anent the "pass
ing of the horse" should read with interest a letter from Mr. Louis
von Tempsky and an apiended article, appearing on another page, hav
ing to do with this subject. From the facts presented in the latter
it would appear that the horse is still holding his own against the auto
mobile and is likely to continue to do so for a long time to come. Our
esteemed correspondent thinks that the business of raising good horses
should be kept up, and the case made out certainly suggests the sound-
i e?s of his reasoning.
Maui parts with Judge Edings with feelings of sincere regret. He
"made good" here, to use a familiar, American expression, and his
future career will be of interest to pract'cally everybody on this island,
lie came here at a time when, owing to peculiar circumstances, there
would, ordinarily, have been "hard going" for the average jurist. He
leaves here with the respect and sincere esteem of everybody. It seems
lo us that that is a record unusual enough to merit special comment.
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enormous quantities ot supplies needed to keep these men and our allies
supplied with food and other necessities, is being rapidly constructed. A
great number ot vessels are on the ways and many are nearly completed.
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