Newspaper Page Text
THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1918.
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
II is in tune wilh tho times as well
as wilh his own desires that Charles
.1. McCarthy will be inaugurated us
governor tomorrow with tho simplest
In such times as these official osten
tation is obtrusive. It is not in keep
ing with tho simplicity of demeanor
and conduct which contribute directly
to tho morale of American citizenship
in war-time. Nor is it popular w',n
a people here from whoso ranks the
governor is chosen.
Hawaii does not nood elaborate
ceremony and official pomp to add
dignity and impressivenoss to tho in
stallation of Charles J. McCarthy us
governor. He brings to tho office the
dignity of sound judgment and tho
impressivenoss of manifest sincerity
and loyalty to tho welfare of 1ho ter
Salute The Flag
"Some Maul citizens had
jogged before they remembered to un-
cover when tho Flag went by in tho
Memorial Day parade. This sort of
forgetfulnoss has became inexcusable
in most parts of the country Maui
This reminds us that some of Ha
waii's citizens showed the same ab
sence of mind at Kuhio Wharf last
Thursday morning when Secretary .
Lane's party was met by the National
Guard bearing the National Emblem. 1
Considerable comment has been made ,
i,t (hie Pnnminnt vaa olso made .
on the fact that the Mauna Koa, which
brought tho distinguished party to
Hilo, was flying no flag when the ves
sel docked. This is explained by the
simple statement that it was too
early when the Mauna Koa put into
port for the colors to be out. Cut
there is no explanation that really
explains why any American man
should forgot to uncover as his flag
passes him or he passes his flag when
his country is at war. Hilo Herald.
If Germany has eyes to see, she
would perceive that Lichnowsky is
not a traitor, but her truest friend. It
is such men as he who enable the
rest of the world to hold fast to a
faith, that there are In Germany peo
ple who share Licluiowsky's sense of
honor and justice and truth; publish
ers who dare to risk their own lives
in making them public, and people
who will buy the papers and rejoice
in the confusion of the Potsdam Gang.
Kissing The Flag
There seems to be a widespread
idea that an insult to tho country
should be avenged by requiring the
offender to kiss the flag. To us it
appears that this is only adding con
tamination to insult. Keep the flag
sacred to the lips of those who love
it. The Friend.
Frank And Fair
The "suggestions" of the chamber
of commerce regarding the use of the
public lands of tho Territory have
the merit of straightforwardness.
Whether there will be any degree of
popular support for the suggestion?
or not, at least none can accuse the
chamber of befogging issues pr of
attempting to present a plan for the
continued production of a maximum
sugar crop and call it a measure in
favor of homesteading.
We believe that if the Hawaiian
senate had been as frank as the cham
ber is today, its suggested land bill
would not have been so mercilessly
slaughtered. We believe that if the
administration had been as frank and
open in what it persistently attempt
ed to accomplish by stealth its ideas
would have received at least the
thoughtful consideration of Hawaii
instead of its attitude having forced
an opposition to every one of its land
and water projects.
Common honesty is all that is re
quired to reduce Hawaii's land ques
tion down to a basis where it can be
considered fairly. It is principally be
cause the matter has been continually
camouflaged that it has become a
snarl. The chamber of commerce has
now presented a proposition that can
be considered and fairly argued.
There is no question of the loyalty
of the average man of Hawaii, nor can
the average man here, plantation mail
homesteaders or merchant, bo aecus
ed of placing his own personal benefit
before that of the nation at largo.
Charges of disloyalty against thosi
who opposed the last attempted legis
lation of the local senate aro unfah
and uncalled for. The blame for the
defeat of that bill rests solely upon
those who advocated it, when what
was press agent ed as a loyalty mea
sure was debated purely from the
standpoint of a division of the profit
between the government and tho cor
porations. The Advertiser is quite content to
leave tho matter of tho disposal of
the public lands to such a disinterest
ed outsider as Secretary Lano, whoso
motives cannot, be questioned and
who has had full opportunity to judge
and a wido experience to draw upon. '
Wo like the frankness of the cham
ber's suggestions, however, and regret
that there has not been more of the
same kind of thing in tho past. Had
there been wo would never have had
a land question. P. C. Advertiser.
Back The Governor
Hawaii has a new governor. The
gloomy period or Tinkham's rule is
!u. Light breaks ahead not. alone
lor the homesteader but for tho or
dinary man in tho street and along
tho country road.
What the governor had to say in
his augural address las Saturday was
not new. We all of us knew it just
as well Charles J. McCarthy. Tho
startling feature of the address was
that an official has arisen in tho Tor-
ltory wilh tho courage to call his
soul his own, with the nerve to toll
tho plantations what, they aro anu
where they belong.
Governor McCarthy calls upon tho
people to support him. This in itself
is a cheering sign. Heretofore the
support of the people was a matter of
little consequence to tho governors
of tho Territory, possibly because
they were confident in their own
minds that they could not. have had it
lot them appeal never so strongly.
tiovornor Mcuartny comes 01 a un-
ferent brood, thank God. He is one
of us. Ho has had to fight his way up
and ho knows tho trials and tho trib
ulations of tho under dog. When ho
calls to us then it becomes our duty
to rally to his assistance, and there
aro mighty few of us who will volun
tarily fail him at the pinch.
To Governor McCarthy wo can say
with all confidence "Go ahead. Wo
are with you for wo believe in you
nnd your policies and your honesty of
intent." Hilo Tribune.
Our Own Little Sinn Fein
When Governor McCarthy told the
mill owners yesterday that home
steading has come to stay and that
nothing they can do is going to pre
vent it, he told the plain truth. But
the plain truth is not always easy to
I, and the Governor is the first
man in high place this Territory has1
known who had the courage to be
blunt at the right time.
What the Governor said is no more
than many another has said, and his
train there will now rise an army of
secondary prophets-aftor-the event;
the significant thing is that it should
lave been said by the Governor of this
Territory with the Secretary of the
Interior at one elbow and an outgo
ing governor whoso policies had been
exactly tho reverse at the other.
Tho homesteaders now have some
thing definite to lie to. They have a
declaration of intentions from the ad
ministration in Honolulu and the Ad
ministration in Washington. Of
course saying is not doing and the
best travelled avenue in the universe
is paved with good intentions, but the
Governor recognizes the difficulties
and names them.
There must be fair dealing and an
honest price between the grower and
the mill. The mill is entitled to a
profit on its investment and the grow
er is entitled to a profit on his labor.
There is a possible basis of adjust
lnonl, and now that, it must bo found
it will be found.
Correlative with thesn more obvi
ous aspects of the situation is a new
idea tho idea that the mills are pub
lic utilities, likely to come under gov
Instantly will rise the argument
that the mills were often pioneers
and that they are entitled to the pion
eer's profits. When do a pioneer's
profits end? Many of the railways
were pioneers, too, but that did not
save them from regulation.
Most wholesome of all, the air has
been cleared of twilight uncertainties
and musty evasions. Pressure of the
great forces now moving in the world
has brought the Islands for the first
time into close relations with the
spirit and the temper of the Nation
to which they belong and whose pro
tection they are quick enough to
claim. For many years there ha
flourished amongst us a close knit
little society that might well have
been named Sinn Fein Ourselves
Alone. Those are times in which
Ourselves Alone is not a wholesome
The Governor ,poke bravely and
well, though many will not agree witli
him and of those who do in their
hearts, many more will have misgiv
ings. Time will prove tho worth of
hi words, and time will rub the sore
ness out of the bruises they have
made. The salt truth is a sharp
pickle for iore spots; but it cleanses,
it never festers. Hilo Tribune.
Raise Citizenship Standards
Signs are multiplying yeear by year
showing tho importance of raising
the standard of qualifications for
citizenship. Tho war has taught US
the importance of cutting out tho
hyphen. No more dual citizenship
ran bo tolerated. A rigid require
ment of full and undivided allegiance
must bo insisted upon.
In Hawaii wo are just beginning to
look forward to tho day when tho
mass vote of one nationality would
no longer paralyze tho whole eloctor
rto, when, presto, the immense immi-
ration of Filipinos, with a fair chance
oi their becoming voters, threatens
us with the same old condition in an
Th so people, now numbering over
n.non, and steadily increasing, are ad
mittedly of a lower standard than the
v MLt of their native islands. They
re in no wise prepared for citizen-
hip in America, yet tho court dori-
ions i'Mirming their eligibility to na-
urabv.ation. stand four in favor to
one or dissent. As lor l lie tennency
o net together under one loader,
hero is no people, unless possibly
ho 1 cleans, to compare with them.
With tho almost nominal conditions
now required for naturalization, these
people would qualify in numbers suffi-
ienl to endanger tho political situa-
ion in tho Islands for an indefinite
period in tho future.
Such a possible prospect emphasizes
anew tho importance of raising our
tandard of citizenship.
There seems to be a strange con
fusion on the part of many between
ho regulations concerning naturali
zation and those concerning immigra-
ion. This ought to bo cleared up.
Tho imposing of a literary or oduca-
ional tests as a condition of immi
gration may not bo desirable, but
rom every point of view it is not
onlv desirable, but vitally important
is a condition of naturalization.
If five years' residence in the coun
try, coupled with some knowledge or
English and a declaration of allegiance
ire the terms of admission, wo aro
not going to save ourselves by parti-
ularly excluding Mongolians. We
hall always suffer tho consequences
of having an untrained citizenship.
If, on the other hand, we raise our
standards of citizenship so high that
its acquirement will be an effort and
its privilege a mark of distinction,
we may safely tear down all our arti
ficial barriers, and make the prize at
tainable on equal terms by all men.
To attempt to safeguard our citi
zenship by drawing any lines of racial
exclusion must be a perpetual source
of friction. The real safeguard, which
is the logical, patriotic, and ethically
right one, is to raise our standards
high, and then without, fear or favor,
idmil all those who can qualify. The
LOANS TO FARMERS
Washington, June 15 During April
$13,9S8.G19 was paid out to farmers of
ihe United States hy tho Federal land
banks on long-time, first-mortgage
On May 1 the total amount of mo
ney paid out to larmers since me es
lablishment of the Federal land banks
was $91,951,886, covering 40,451 loans
closed. The total amount of loans ap
plied for up to May 1 was $229,948,-
, representing 126,630 applicant
There are in process of closing loans
to the amount of $17,858,616, which
ire awaiting abstracts of title, release
of mortgages, or other formalities.
The grand total of loans closed is
divided bv the Federal land banks
districts as follows:
Baltimore . .
Columbia . .
Louisville . .
St. Louis 5.128,935
St. Paul 15,424,900
CRESPIM In Honolulu, June 19, 191s
Mrs. Mary do Jesus Crespim, wifr
of Crespim de Lara, of Kahului
Maui, native of Honolulu, 2G years
SCniNE In the Queen's hospital
Honolulu, June 19, 1918, Joe Schlne
son of Saba Santiago, Parker lano,
near Liliha street, a native of La
haina, Maui, student, 16 years and
4 months old.
MOLOLANI In the Emergency Hos
pital, Honolulu, June 22, 191S, Wil
liam Mololani. of 21C3 Pauoa Road
widower, stevedore, native of Hai
ku, Maui, twenty-throe years, seven
months and twenty-nine days old.
Did you ever top to think that next
to the kaiser's goat your soldier boy
would rather have a subscription to
his old home paper than anything
else in the world?
On The Other Islands
Scores Gambling At Fair
Honolulu, June 25 That forms of
rambling, such as lotteries and
a fl'les .should be barred from future
territorial fairs was tho suggestion
offered by Rev. A. W. Palmer in an
iddress at Central Union church yes-
rday. Lotteries and racetrack
gambling have been banished, ho de
clared, and raffles are not. counte
nanced by the Red Cross.
Lane And Assistant Leave
Others Of Party Stay Longer
Honolulu, June 23 Franklin K.
Lane, secretary of the interior, with
his private secretary, G. M. Shaffer,
ind K. C. Bradley, assistant to the
secretary, and Mrs. Bradley, has de
parted for tho mainland. Tho rest of
the parly, consisting of Mrs. Franklin
K. Lane, Miss Nancy Lane, Lathrop
Brown, special assistant to the secret
iry, and Mrs. Lathrop Brown remain
I have enjoyed my visit to tho is
lands immensely", said Mr. Lane on
leaving. "The trip has been a revela
tion to me and I shall always cherish
i fond aloha for Hawaii."
Mrs. Lane, who is staying over, re
marked that she hoped some day they
could come to live in these islands.
At which Mr. Lane smiled Ins delight
with the Idea.
The plans of the remainder of the
party which stayed over are not de
cided. Whether a visit to Kauai will
be made will probably bo settled upon
it in tho week.
Honolulu Supervisors Frown
On Bathing Suit Agitation
Honolulu. June 25 The board of
supervisors will unaoumeuiy iruu
on any attempt to secure an ordinance
prohibiting women from wearing one-
piece bathing suits at Waikiki, which
movement has been launched by the
Women's Auxiliary of tho Outrigger
Club. While the majority of the su
pervisors have no views on the sub
ject their attitude when asked for an
opinion indicated a decidedly disgust-
d mood that such a trivial subject
should be brought to their attention.
Mayor Joseph J. Fern has come for
ward with his views through the Star
Bulletin in an effort to dissuade the
ladies from attempting to place be
fore the supervisors such a proposed
Gartley Pleased With Lane Mothoda
Hilo, June 22 Plantation mea are
assured 20,000 tons of the much need
ed nitrate of soda from Chile by Nov
ember as a result of the prompt ac
tion of Socreary Lano, vice-president
of Secretary Lane, says Alonzo Gart
ley, vice-president of the Brewer &
Company, who arrived yesterday on
the Mauna Kea and is staying at the
Hilo Hotel. Mr. Gartley ia delighted
with tho address made by Mr. Lane
last Saturday. Mr. Gartley expects
to visit every plantation on the Is
land in the ton days or two weeks he
will spend on Hawaii.
"This quick action with regard to
tho plantation needs is just one more
evidence of tho alertness with which
Secretary Lane graps a situation,"
said Mr. Gartley. "It also illustrates
tho promptness with which he acts.
Hardly had we explained our needs
to him thaji ho had set in motion the
machinery by which we were assur
ed of at least 20,000 tons of this nitrate
of soda by tho first of November."
Akana Favored For Kawaiahao Pastor
Honolulu, Juno 25 The committee
to which the matter had been referred
has definitely decided to recommend
lo tho members of the Kawaiahoa
Church that Rev. Akaiko Akana be
called to become their pastor, suc
ceeding Rev. H. H. Parker, resigned
on account of age. This recommenda
tion will be made to the church at the
Democrats Chose Officers
Honolulu, Juno 25 Judge E. M,
Watson will head the Democratic ter
ritorial central committee for the next
two years. Ho was elected chairman
of tho committee at a meeting held
last night in his office. Tho other
officers elected were Joseph J. Fern,
vice-chairman; W. II. McClellan, sec
relary, and L. L. McCandless, treasur
er. McCandless' Manager Arrested
For Profiteering On Rice
Honolulu, June 24 J. S. Martin,
business manager for L. L. McCand
less, will bo given a hearing in Cir
c nit Judge Heen's court tomorrow
morning on a charge of selling rice
by tho bag at a price higher than that
fixed by the territorial food commis
sion. Martin was arrested on an In
formation sworn to by City Attorney
Arthur M. Brown. He is alleged to
have sold a bag of rice to a Chinese
named Koo for $10, the food commis
sion's price being $8. The case
against McCandless, also charged
with selling rice for more than $8 a
bag is ponding In the supremo court.
Auto Accidents Kill One
Honolulu. Juno 24 Samuel Robert
Cathcart, a part-Hawaiian boy, 13
years of ago, instantly killed; Adeline
Kong. part-Hawaiian girl, nnd S. Shi
mamota, a Japanese youth, seriously
liurt, with minor injuries to Yui Kong,
Chinese driver; C. Kayahara, Jap
anese driver, and K. Matsumoto, an
other Japanese, was the toll taken in
automobile accidents on Sunday
which happened in three different
places the Tali, Manoa valley and
at Red Hill.
Honolulu, Juno 23 Hjalma Olstad
of Waipahu and Miss Lilian E. Fluno
of Oakland, California, were married
yesterday noon by Rev. Canon W.
Ault in St. Andrew's Cathedral. Tho
witnesses were Mr. nnd Mrs. V. C.
Schoonberg of Waipahu. A few hours
after the ceremony tho bridal couple
,eft for Hawaii on tho Mauna Kea.
as they are to spend their honeymoon
at 'lie Volcano and in Hilo.
Tho groom is the superintendent of
the Waiaholo Water Company and the
bride is the daughter of Dr. Francis
Flui'e, a well known physician of Oak
land, California. She has been in tho
Islands for the last six months.
Aft-'r their return from Hawaii, Mr.
ind Mrs. Olstad will reside at the
Tearl Harbor peninsula.
Despondent Man Dies
From Draught Of Acid
Honolulu, June 23 Despondent
over his wife's death, which occurred
a short time ago. William Mololani,
a Hawaiian residing in Pauoa, killed
himself yesterday afternoon by swall
owing a large quantity of carbolic
New Underwriter Secretary
Honolulu, June 22 John Water
house, president of the Board of Fire
Underwriters of Hawaii, and Zono K.
Myers, officer of the organization, re
turned yesterday from the mainland,
having secured the services of a now
secretary in tho person of Bernard
Froiseth of San Francisco, who fol
lows here within two weeks, to take
the place vacated by the resignation
of Fred A. Bechert.
The new man has been in board
work since 1899 in which year ho
joined the Board of Fire Underwrit
ers for the Pacific coast at Salt Lake
City. He became a surveyor in 1904
and in 1907 resigned to take up special
gency work. In 1914 he opened up an
independent adjuster's office which
he has operated until now.
Little Japanese Girl
Hangs Self With Obi
Hilo, June 22 Little Shinyo Saziki,
a Japanese girl who has been in Ha
waii only for six months, hanged her
self to the branch of a mango tree
at Keauhou, Kona, on Thursday last.
The child was only 14 years of age
and the cause of the suicide is un
Tho girl camo from Japan six
months ago to join her father who
had been in Hawaii for about ten
years. The girl mot her stepmother
for the first time when she reached
The child from Japan was sent out
to work in the fields of her father
and this appears to have rather wor-
itil her and she became despondent.
This had been noticed for some
time past, but no particular notice
had been taken of the fact.
Island Man Is Now
Prisoner Of Germans
Hilo, June 22 John Craik, formerly
of Kukaiau, who left Hawaii last year
for the front, is now a prisoner in
Germany. He was taken in the first
big drive of May and is now confined
in a camp In Hunland. The news
came to Hilo in a letter from a brother
of Craik, who is still doing his bit
against the Huns.
Craik left Hawaii, finally, after
making several attempts to get to
tho front. He had been turned down
for some minor physical defects but,
eventually, made his way to England
where he soon became a member of
the overseas forces. Ho is well
known in Hilo and throughout all Ha
waii. Manuel Gouveia, Sr., whoso son was
killed in a collision last between tho
cruiser Schurz and tho American
steamer Florida, of the North Carolina
roast .last week, has announced his
Intention of enlisting in the army to
avenge his son's death. Young Gou
veia enlisted in the navy in Hono
lulu. Tho Schurz was formerly the
German cruiser Goier.
The commencement exercises of
the territorial normal school were
held last evening in the Kawaiahao
Sealed tenders will bo received at
the Ollire of County Clerrk, County
of Maul, Territory of Hawaii, until
2:00 P. M. Friday, July 12th, 1918 for
tho construction of 4 one-room bunga
low school buildings at tho Kameha
meha III School at Lahaina, Maul,
and 1 one-room bungalow school build
ing at Kaunakakai School, Kaunaka
Tho Board of Supervisors reserves
tho right to reject any and all tend
ers. Plans and specifications and blank
proposals are on file at tho Office of
the County Engineer.
A deposit of $5.00 is required for
each set of plans and specifications.
By Order of the Board of Super
visors within nnd for tho County of
WM. F. KAAE.
County Clerk, County of Maui.
(Juno 2S; July 5.)
"What if we losses this blinkin' war
after all, Bill?"
"Well, all I can say is them what
finds it is quite welcome to keep it."
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Just received a new stock of
Mattresses, poultry netting,
paints and oils, furniture, etc.
Coffins and General Hardware.
Newest.Coolest Motel in Hawaii
fort Street. Honolulu
WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H.
Dinner parties given special
Mail orders care
l'nrt and H.itel Street
Tie California Remedy
A Boon to fl
Sufferers If v
Mild Liver Tonic and Laxative
Fine KUney und Bladder Remedy
KemarkaMe Wood Cleanser
Curn Khrutnanun tnd MiUrial AiWott
11 .00 m Htm.
All Druggists, Plantation
Stores and Dealers.