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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
Enttred at the Post Offlee at Wailuku. Maul, Hawaii, aa second-class matter.
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L. D. TIMMONS
EDITOR AND MANAGER
MARCH 29, 1918.
HOLD YOUR LIBERTY BONDS
One who subscribes for a Liberty Bond and gets credit as a patriot
for doing so is not acting patriotically if he immediately sells that bond,
that is, unless he imperatively needs the money, says Secretary Mc
Adoo. It is not the mere subscription that helps the Government,
it is the actual loan; shifting the bond to some one else does not help.
The same objection lies to exchanging Liberty Loan Bonds in
trade. Merchants offering to take Liberty Loan Bonds in exchange
irr merchandise are doubtlessly actuated by patriotic motives, but such
transactions tend to defeat a primary object of the bond sale, the en
couraging of thrift and the discouraging of expenditures. Bonds so
exchanged are in most cases immediately sold on the open market which
tends to depress the market price and affects adversely the sales of
Secretary McAdoo expressly states that there is no desire on the
part of the Government to prevent or interfere with legitimate trad
ing, in good faith, in Liberty Bonds.
It is one of the great objects of the Treasury Department to have
these bonds held as permanent investments by the people and paid for
out of savings, thus at once providing funds for the Government and
conserving labor and material.
There are the soundest reasons for holding Liberty Bonds. Their
quotations under par on the stock exchange means a loss only to those
who sell. The financial history of the United States shows that in
limes of peace all of its bonds have gone above par, some as high as
139. The tremendous growth of our resources and of our trade, our
domestic trade alone having increased from $30,000,000,000 to $64,
000,000,000 in the last four years, warrants the belief that our Govern
ment bonds are the soundest investments in the world and with the
restoration of peace conditions will command a handsome premium in
the market. r
SMALL FARMING ON MOLOKAI
There is a movement on foot among prominent Hawaiians to at
tempt to get people back from Honolulu and other larger centers to
tne country districts. There are many tracts of land where former
ly the Hawaiians dwelt in large numbers which are now lying unoc
cupied. Many of these are useless for the raising of sugar cane,
coffee, pineapples or anything except small crops and a rotation of
crops would keep these lands in splendid condition. On many of these
tracts there is an abundant water supply which could be used for no
other purpose than the irrigation of small crops. This opportunity is
m ticeably true on Molokai, and toward that island, with its abandoned
small farms, the eyes of many Hawaiians are looking with eagerness
Take the district from Halawa to Kaluaaha and Kamalo for in
stance. There are large tracts there that formerly supported dense
populations. There is every indication that the island could maintain
ten times the present population, and that too with abundance of food
The advantages for the people on Molokai are great. There are
no saloons. There are excellent schools, good church buildings with
faithful pastors, free medical attention and abundance of fire-wood
fcr th? cutting, or at low prices, close at hand. The fish are more
plentiful than in any other portion of the islands, and much more could
be had, were the present fish ponds developed to their full capacity.
A large amount of excellent sweet potatoes is now being raised; and
much more could be raised. Cattle thrive with little care on Molokai,
as the pastures are good. There is abundance of good water, which
never fails. Diversified crops could be raised to great advantage and
large quantities of the best taro has been produced there in the past.
The climate of Molokai is of the best in Hawaii.
The island is an altogether ideal spot for such an experiment as
has been outlined.
A MUSICAL TREAT
The distinguished Russian violinist, Max Selinsky will soon come
to Maui, and will give a recital at the Paia Community House on the
evening of April 9th, under the auspices of the Maui Music Club.
This will be an unusual opportunity to hear violin music played
by a master.
"Selinskv is on his wav to the mainland from a tour of New
Zealand, where he gave 43 concerts last winter and spring. His press
notices are of the most enthusiastic sort, and cover territory from
Montreal to New Zealand. His New Zealand tour was an immense
success, and it was during this time that he appeared in several con
certs with Madame Melba.
"He carries today a gold-lined silver cigarette case, with the in
scription inside the cover saying that it was a gift to him from the
'.iSth Overseas Battalion. Canadian Expeditionary Forces.
"The presentation of the case was made on February 14, 1916, by
the mayor of Montreal in recognition of the excellent work which Selin
s!.y had done there in a series of concerts for the British Red Cross,
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at which over $4,uuu was raisea.
BRING THE WAR HOME
If men were being shot down in your front yard; if women and
ctrpH- if shells were ex-
L'dUlva yvliv. u,ii ig way uuvivu v j w - - t
ploding at the railroad station and homes were burning before your
eves it wouldn't be necessary to appeal to you daily to Help Win The
Vz t- of nrir incf nc cnrplv ne if Ww Mexico were ratted
with shell-craters, its clear atmosphere murky with powder smoke and
: c-;i rr.icrnH MitVi orae Thp Amfrlfan neonle at home have
t have imagination to win the war. They must bring the war home.
They must visualize tne lact tnat tney musi ngni jusi as muni a a
effectively as their boys who go to France. They must realize that
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Ihe men in the trenches; that the two and a half million Germans facing
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the alnes are lacing tne united siaies oi omenta nmii.
TTirowv tim th!- U a Meatles Dav. iust imagine there is an Amer
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vaui Ann uroWincr ffr hie Hnilv ration nf meat. Kverv
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f time there is a Wheatless day get your imagination busy picture a
v,-nrh Pnilu with hand outstretched waitine for the loaf of bread
" ' " T T n -a - srivrA him
Don't wait until your boy is maimed or your neighbor's boy is re-
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ported among the missing in r ranee, rigiu now, ngiu uniy, ngni as
if vou could see the enemy. This isn't a war of armies; it is a war
or resources; a war 01 rw-u. iuu aic uu uk mmg uuc, wiiww.
This is your own national state, local war, bring the war HOME,
The total receipts of the United States treasury from the sale of
.l -ri i'..rw tha rlnep nf Kfhmarv were in the neighborhood
inrill siauiHa "i' - j o
nf S70 000 000. and thus far in March the amount has been increased
to nearly, or quite, mc saic iws aveujeu iluw1uw
dity. This speaks well for the American people, as it is not only a
showing of financial strengtn dui oi reai painoubm.
HAWAIIAN PROHIBITION BILL
We WCre much interested in the rrnnrt nt tUo T
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titones on the prohibition bill submitted to the House of Representa
tives in Washington by Delegate Kuhio, and wish to "pass it along."
mc commiuee neaaea Dy Mr Houston, had the following to say:
The Committee on Territnrips. lmvintr liaH -.a
. K. yyoo, A bill to prohibit the sale, manufacture. anH imnnn,tinn
ot intoxicating liquors in the Territory of Hawaii during the period of
ihe war, reports the same to the House with the following amnr1-
Amend the title of the bill bv addinc after thp 'wntvl "lr" hJ
w..rds "except as hereinafter provided."
oiriKe out tne preamble to the bill.
On page 2, line 8. after the word "nurnnsps" ctrik ttio t..ie
"under provisions regulated by the governor of said Territory," and
insert the words "for which purposes the sale, gift, transport, import,
and export of the same shall be under such rule and rpmilatinn 9 the
governor of the Territory may prescribe."
un page z, line 1Z, after the word "of" insert the words "the
And so amended your committee recommend the passage of the
The bill is supported bv petitions from the Bank nf Hawaii .nnd
190 other business organizations includine the most prominent busi
ness houses and influential citizens in the Territory. Also by petition
signeu Dy h,io residents ot Hawaii including:
Hawaiian Chinese 166
It has the support of the Hawaiian Protective Association, repre
senting the Hawaiian race in the islands. This association has
memorialized the Delegate from Hawaii (Mr. Kalanianaole) to intro
duce and urge the passage of this bill and in which memorial they
set out the resolution adopted by said association approving this bill.
Also the preamble to the resolution is made the preamble set forth
in this bill, to which attention of the members of the House is called
sllhough the committee recommends the striking out of the preamble.
attention is caned to the tact tnat at army posts in the islands
there are stationed soldie'rs varying in number from 10,000 up and
these soldiers, while whisky is being sold there, are able to procure
it by various methods, such as getting civilians to buy it for them.
By different methods of wildcatting or bootlegging they are supplied
with it to the great injury to the morals the soldiers..
Your committee is thoroughly convinced that this legislation is
much needed to aid the successful prosecution of the war and also to
benefit and protect the moral and material welfare of the people of
MEATLESS DAYS" THEN AND NOW
"The idea of the 'meatless day' is not new. We have records of
meatless days in England proclaimed over three hundred years ago,
and they were proclaimed for the same reason that is causing us to
r serve them today, on account of a great need which developed out
of unusual circumstances."
It was a Librarian who was speaking, and he held in his hands a
book of records of the Proclamations of the Privy Council of London
issued while Shakespeare was still alive.
Thenas now, the Librarian explained, there was a shortage in the
food supply. But then the shortage was local, and extended only to
the neighborhood supplying London with meat cattle. And today the
problem is a world problem and is of such importance that we can safely
say that the history of civilization depends upon our solution of it.
The same methods for the solution of the problem were recom
mended then as now. In the year 1593 there was a sudden depletion
of live stock upon which London depended, and in an effort to keep the
people fed and at the same time to permit the growth ot the herds the
London Privy Council recommended one "meatress day" a week.
In support of the recommendation the Council issued "an estimate
of what beef might be spared in a year in the city of London by one
clay's abstinence from flesh a week". In the quaint phraseology of the
past the word spared has about the same meaning as our word sav-
Computing upon a certain number of fish days a week and upon a
reduction of flesh days it was decided that 13,500 "beefs" could be
aved a year. This number is indeed small when compared with the
saving we in America are called upon yearly to make to send food to
At the present time America is asked to send abroad 70,000,000
pounds of beef a month. This is a large figure compared with the
13.500 "beefs" that the city fathers of London hoped to ' spare" in a
year by means of one meatless day a week. But like Elizabethan Lon
don we too are doing it by means of meatless days.
WAR SAVING STAMPS
Tn an anneal tn tlip farmers tn nut their savincs into Government
War Saving Certificates, Secretary of Agriculture Houston says:
"It is the patriotic duty of every citizen who is in a position to do
so to invest in war savings and thrift stamps and thereby help the na
tion to win this war. The purchase of even a twenty-five cent thrift
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:-tamp is a oennue coniriDuiion 10 inis nm.
"War savings and thrift stamps foster the habit of thriftm small
expenditures, make it possible for nearly every one to purchase what
are in reality small Government bonds, and offer a unique opportunity
0 the people at once to help their Government and to economize con
veniently for the purchase of the best investment securities in the world.
"To win this war we must have both men and money. I know that
every farmer wants to do everything in his power for the Nation in
this day of trial. lie will not only labor to produce the necessary
oodstuffs but will also generously contribute of his means to make it
possible for the men at the front to achieve victory. I am confident
that the farmers of the land will not permit any other class to take the
leadership in supporting the Government in this crisis, financially or
The newspapers of Honolulu, and the food commissioners, con
tinue to complain about the high price of fish that the people of the
capital city have to pay. After all that the press of Honolulu have
said, and all that the price-fixers have done the public are still paying
fully double the price that is paid for fish on the mainland. On the
face of matters, the price of fish in Honolulu being higher than the
price of beef on Maui, it looks as though there was something radically
wrong, and that the public of Honolulu was being gouged to the profit
ot the fishing profiteers. Why should it cost more to catch a pound
of fish than it does to produce a pound of beef?
1917 Indian MotorcycIesHonolulu Prices
Fowerplus twin cylinder, cradU
spring frame, 3 speed model.
Derelops 15 to 18 horsepower
on dynamometer test
Powerplus twin cylinder, cradl
spring frame, 3 speed model,
with c o m p 1 t a electric
equipment Including amme
ter. Derelops 15 to 18 horse
power on dynamometer test.
ImproTed side car with adjust
Standard delivery Tan with ad
justable axle, body dimem
Justable axle, body dimen
sions 40" long, 21" wide, 21"
high, metal corer with latch.
$130.00 cash and
$146.00 cash and .
ments oi $JB.
$100.00 $110.00 $60.00 cash and
1 x monthly
During the history of the world various men have adopted strange
aad varied occupations as their business in life; and as a rule the public
is not surprised at whatever work a man may adopt. But there was
some surprise evidenced by the spectators during a trial in the Circuit
Court this week, when a witness on the stand a Portuguese laborer
testified, on cross examination, that his business was "telling the truth."
As to just how profitable the witness' business was the counsel did not
develope, which seems to us to have been somewhat of a legal oversight.
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payments o f
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