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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1918.
A Community Issue
Hawaii's investment In promotion
work will ho lost if the promotion
committee's organization is entirely
dissolved, and it will be dissolved if
nil the funds to keep it going are
At a comparatively slight expense
now the organization particularly the
San Francisco nnd Honolulu offices
can be kept up, ready for renewed
activity when the war is over and
trade competition throughout the
world leaps to unparalleled vigor.
There is no need now for a large ad
vertising campaign; in fact, such a
campaign would be largely a waste
of money because of the uncertainties
of the shipping situation. But Hawaii
should keep up nt least a working
foundation of promotion, activity.
Even France, in the midst of her ter
rible war-torture, is steadily at work
on a series of organizations by which,
nflor the war is over, hundreds of
thousands of tourists will be attract
ed to her historic battlefields.
This quest ion of promot ion work
will be discussed, we hope, without
reflection on the patriotism of those
who oppose or those who advocate Ita
continuance. There were people a
few months ago ready to question the
patriotism of having a territorial fair,
but the fair was held nnd opened with
the presence and approval of one of
the great American patriots of his
time Secretary Lane. There were
people ready to question the patri
otism of building a civic-military belt
road around Oahu, but Mr. Lane has
inspected the plans and expressed the
keenest interest in their fulfillment.
There are honest differences of opin
ion on the advisability of continuing
promotion work, and since it is es
sentially n community issue, every
section nnd element of the communi
ty is entitled to be heard attentively.
W. S. S. Campaign Lags
Territorial Director Shingle, of the
War Savings Stamp campaign, an
nounces that Hawaii, up to June 30,
has purchased $500,763.04 worth of
Thrift and War Savings Stamp. This
is by no means a good showing; it is,
to put it bluntly, a mighty shabby show
ing for Hawaii. If we are to do our
share by purchasing an average of
twenty dollars' worth each during the
year, we are now just $1,999,236.96
behind. It means that, unless we in
tend to fall short of what the gov
ernment expects of us, we will have
to buy nine times as many Thrift and
War Savings Stamps in the next six
months as we did during the past six
months. Are we going to come
across? This is the question a good
many of us should ask ourselves this
Fourth of July. . After all, it is not
the cheers for the Grand Old
Flag we give that will help those
boys fighting in France; nor the
solemnity with which we stand up,
hats in hand, when the Star Spangl
ed Banner is played; nor the unc
tiousness with which we salute the
passing Colors; nor the glad hand
that we give to the boys of the draft.
If we are not digging up for the gov
ernment to the every limit of our abili
ty we are slackers, and our cheers
and our salutes and our glad hand
work ia only a form of cheap hypo
Lift The Labor Embargo
Declaring that "this nation is suffer
ing from a congressional famine, a
statutory labor shortage and legal
sabotage," a petition signed by the
representatives of the Farmers State
Unions of Iowa, Louisiana, Colorado
and Texas has been presented to con
gress in favor of the admission of
agricultural laborers without immi
gration restrictions into the United
States during the period of the war.
Jfiwing attention to the existing
labor shortage, made daily more acute
through the withdrawal of young men
by the draft, the petitioners urge the
necessity of the lifting of the immi
gration bars to the "abundant supply
of capable man power in idleness on
this continent to the south of us as
well as on the Eastern Hemisphere
which is restricted or prohibited from
entering this country by our immi
A copy of this petition has reached
Honolulu and in all probability steps
will be taken here to endorse and
back up this effort as a way in which
to secure either Chinese or Japanese
labor for these Islands. Advertiser.
When the order came by cablegram
from Washington to the Hawaiian
Chapter of the Red Cross for five
thousand of this, three thousand of
that nnd other thousands of other
things, from comfort kits to woolen
sweaters, it rather took the breath
away from the local women,
who have been shipping , away
their Red Cross and soldiers' product
as fast as it can be turned out. But
. while the rush order was a big one,
it has not been too big to tackle and
the women are pitching in to fill It
on time. "All that is necessary is to
tell us. what Washington wants, and
wo do "the rest," appears to be the
motto of these patriotic women of
Mrs. Alexander, Maui
Pioneer, Is Dead
Wife Of One Of The Founders Of
Alexander & Baldwin Limited
Passes Away On The Coast Was
Born In The Islands
GERMAN CHILDREN MUST WORK
New York, June 30 School children
in Berlin have been mobilized to
serve as "coal transporters," accord
ing to the Berlin Vorwaetrs which
says that a Pupil's Auxiliary Service
has been organized, the purpose of
vhich is to deliver coal from the
yards to old or ill persons or to those
wio cannot call for the coal them
selves. The children are to be sup
plied with small carts.
Buy War Savings Stamps to the
utmost of your financial capacity, and
then increase your capacity by sav
Mrx Martha E. C. Alexander, years
ago a much beloved resident of Maui,
died last Saturday at Piedmont, Cali
fornia, according to cabled news re
ceived here the first of the week.
Mrs. Alexander had made her home
on the mainland for more than 40
years, but had visited in the Islands
a- number of times during that period.
Mrs. Alexander was born in Hono
lulu, November 21, 1840, and lived in
the islands for 33 years, but in 1873,
with her husband and children, she
went to California where she has re
sided ever since, only occasionally re
visiting Hawaii. Her parents were
Amos Starr Cooke and Juliet Monta
She was the second eldest child
J. P. Cooke was the eldest, anil after
her came Mrs. J. M. Atherton, Mary
Alice Turner, U. M. Cooke. A. F.
Cooke and Clarence Warner Cooke.
Mrs. Alexander attended Punahou
academy where she stood high in her
class. During her 20th year she visit
ed relatives in New England, the
former home of her parents. She
made the trip around the Horn in a
sailing vessel. Upon her return to
Honolulu she taught two years at the
Royal school, becoming one of the
most popular teachers.
Shortly after her return from the
trip to New England she became en
gaged to Samuel Alexander and was
married January 26, 1864. Following
the marriage the couple went to La
haina. Maul, where Mr. Alexander
was engaged as a teacher in a semin
ary for native boys, later becoming
Mr. Alexander taught for several
years at Lahaina and then accepted a
posit iJh. as mnager of the Waihee
plantation on Maui which was owned
by Christopher Lewers, one of the
rounders of Lewers & Cooke of this
city. The Alexanders lived two years
at Waihee and then they moved to
Haiku, Maui, where Mr. Alexander be
came manager of a plantation there.
Mr. Alexander was accidentally
killed while making a trip through
South Africa in 1904. The shock was
a most severe one to his wife.
Mrs. Alexander was the mother of
5 children. .Wallace, Clarence, Juliet,
Annie and Martha. The home was
a very happy one and Mrs. AleAi"Sef
often told her friends that her happi
est moments were spent quietly sur
rounded by her husband and children.
One of her sons, Mr. Wallace Alex
ander is at present the head of the
San Francisco. Alexander &
Baldwin and is a '.i Tn Y. M. C.
A., and church work both in San
Francisco and in Oakland.
For more than 15 years Mrs.
Alexander had been a partial cripple
due to a fall. While walking one day
in San Francisco she stepped upon a
banana peel, the fall fracturing her
hip. The bone refused to knit, which
necessitated an operation. The oper
ation, however, did not give complete
recovery of the limb and since the
accident she has never been able to
walk with ease.
Mrs. Alexander was an ardent
church member, and during her life
in Oakland attended the First Con
gregational church where she inter
ested herself in welfare and benevol
ent activities. Since the nccident,
however, she was more confined to
her home, and although she was often
unable to aid personally she was al
ways generous with money gifts.
During the month of June the fol
lowing articles were made by the La
haina Red Cross unit:
128 suits pajamas.
13 under shirts.
12 water bag covers.
13 pair bed socks.
6 pair socks. .
1 pair wristlets.
1000 8x 4 compresses.
400 4 x 4 compresses.
60 5 yd. rolls.
Layette articles, 63.
Mr. King, of the wireless station
returned from Honolulu on Wednes
day afternoon's Mauna Kea. Mrs
King left this week on. a transport.
for California where she will spend
the summer with relatives.
Mrs. W. L. Decoto was the house
guest from Sunday until Tuesday of
this week, of Mrs. David Fleming in
Mrs. Capwell went to Kula on Tues
day to visit Mrs. Fleming.
The Rev. F. Cockcroft and family
expect to go on Friday of this week
to Idlewilde to spend a week or two
with Mr. and Mrs. Aiken. During
their absence Mr. and Mrs. F. W.
Hardy of Makawao will have their
War Savings Stamps help provide
that "Force, force to the utmost, force
without stint or limit, the righteous
and triumphant force which shall
make right the law of the world,
which President Wilson says must be
used against our enemies.
War is sera nine our khlmt hina mil
our granaries. The less we waste the
longer it will take to empty them.
On The Other Islands
H. C. Carter Dies On Coast
Honolulu, July 8 Following a ling
ering illness H. Cushman Carter, well
known Honolulu stock broker, died
July 3 at Sierra Madre, Cal. He is
survived by a brother. J. Olive Carter.
and by four sisters, Mrs. W. H. Bab
bitt, and the Misses Charlotte. Mary
and Gussie Carter. The remains are
to be brought to Honolulu.
Two years ago Mr. Carter left Ho
nolulu for California, hoping to regain
his health there. He returned the
latter part of 1917. but as his health
did not improve, left again for Cali
Mr. Carter was 38 years old and was
unmarried. Born in Honolulu, he re
ceived his early education at Puna
hou Academy and later attended St.
John's military academy, New York.
Board To Test Feeble-Minded
Honolulu, July 9 Attorney William
L. Whitney, former judge of the
Juvenile court; John R. Gait, pres
ident of the Associated Charities;
Prof. A. L. Andrews of the College of
Hawaii, and Mrs. F. E.Steere, who
has taken a prominent part in local
social welfare work for many years,
hve accepted appointments by Gover-
or C. J. McCarthy as members of the
commission to investigate feeblemind
edness in the territory. Mrs. Wade
Warren Thayer will also be asked to
The commission was created by the
special session of the legislature.
Clue To Anthrax Outbreak Suggested
U. S. Marshal Smiddy thinks that
last year's outbreak of anthrax may
not have been due to German intrigue
but to the practice of ships to sweep
their holds of loose grain and to put
these sweepings in sacks to make up
shortages in consignments. Disease
germs in this way might be gathered
up from previous cargoes of hides,
wool, or other freight, and thus
spread all over the islands. He does
not attempt to explain the outbreaks
which occurred on isolated ranches in
which stock had not been fed any
of her boilers had burned out, and but
one was serviceable. Enemy plotting
had no part in the trouble, it is said.
Former Attorney General I. M
his Government nnd for humanity as
is made by the most humble of our
citizens. Everyone on or before June
28 should pledge himself to save to
the utmost of his ability and to buy
Brigadier-General John H. Soper,
(retired) has been appointed airplane
inspector for the army, and left Ho
nolulu last week for his new post in
The U. S. Army has acquired a
strip of beach land several miles long
at Waianae for military purposes. It
will be connected with the Leilehua
military reservation by a passable
road through Kolekole gap. The
land.was territorial land.
Principal Fined For Whij,1,iy' By '
Honolulu, July 9 Isaac M. Cox,
principal of the Kalihi-waena school,
was adjudged guilty yesterday morn
ing by Police Judge Lightfoot, of
severly whipping William Furtado, a
pupil, and a fine of $50 and costs was
imposed. The defense announced its
intention of appealing the case to the
supreme court, if necessary.
Brutal Jailer Dismissed
Hilo, July 6 J. P. Hale, deputy
jailor of the Hilo prison, has been
dismissed from his position by Sheriff
Samuel K. Pua, who returned to Hilo
Monday night. Hale was convicted
and fined $50 and costs for knocking
a Porto Rican prisoner down and then
landing the man a blow on a diseased
eye that practically blinded him.
Fourth Of July Near Tragedy
Hilo, July 5 Levi Maka, formerly
a police officer, was perhaps fatally
slashed across the abdomen during a
row in a saloon last night. Juanito
Carvalho, a Porto Rican is in jail
charged with wielding the razor which
did the horrible work. Maka is said
to have been acting as peacemaker
in a row between the Porto Rican and
Hilo Has Big Fourth
Hilo, July 5 Hilo had the biggest
Fourth of July celebration on record
yesterday. Over 3000 marched in
parade, and it is estimated that 15,000
visitors were in the city during the
day. Hon. S. C. Huber. U. S. district
attorney, of Honolulu, made an elo
Kuhio Sure To Run, Says Desha
Hilo, July 8 Rev. Stephen L. De
sha, member of the territorial senate.
and a close friend of Delegate Kala-
nianaole, in an interview on Satur
day, declared himself certain that the
rrince will again be a candidate to
succeed himself, and that he was sure
to be elected. "Kuhio is in the run
ning, and I know it," Desha declares.
First Of New Ships Reaches Islands
Hilo, July 8 The first of the new
vessels built by the U. S. Shipping
Board on the Pacific coast, arrived
here last week to take a cargo of su
gar to the Atlantic. The vessel was
built in 51 days. She will take back
about 8000 tons of sugar. The ship
carries a crew of 11 officers and 72
James B. Levenson has brought
suit for dissolution of the partnership
of the Levenson-Weill Company, in
the nrrt circuit court, Honolulu. He
charges that Weill had barred him
from his offices. He asks for an ac
counting and the appointment of a
The Rev. Marcus E. Carver, of Ka
uai, has gone to Hilo as pastor of the
episcopal church of the Holy Apos
tles, taking the place of the Rev. J.
Knox Bodell, who is now chaplain in
the army at Schofield Barracks. Mr.
Carver will remain in Hilo for the
summer, and perhaps permanently.
The trans-Pacific liner which re
ported by wireleBs last week that she
was disabled and might need help,
limped into port last Sunday. Throe
Stalnback, now judge-advocate of the ! W"I nRa .Sta,mils wi,n h,s sav:
Hawaiian department, U. S. A., has I I"s;n There BhouId be an equality of
t. .... I BnPrltina
been granted a divorce from his wife
on grounds of desertion. Mrs. Stain-
oack is now in Pasadena.
Rev. Akaiko Aknnn wna nnlnrtoH no
pastor of the Kawaiahao Church, Ho
nolulu, by a vote of the
vi me cnurcn, last Sunday evening.
Over 200 teachers have replntorori
In Honolulu for the summer school
tor teacher which onened Inat Mnn.
EQUALITY OF SACRIFICE
The New York Times recently said
"No man or woman who has ac
quired a Liberty Bond is relieved from
the duty of buying War Savings
Stamps. To leave the Stamps plan
or lending money to the Government
to those of narrow means and to the
young people is to be careless of the
cause of America and her allien
n earns a substantial salarv or
good wages have any idea of the sac
rifles made hV tho Hmnll Invmtnn n
War Savings Stamns tn An fhoir 'hit'
in the war? It is often a story of
?ueni neroism. it those in fairly easy
circumstances tmnlntoH tho
whose souls are filled with unyielding
rsuiuuon io ao tneir share to win
the war, what a boom there would be
In the Government's receipts from
sates or War Savings Stamps."
NOW is the time for pvnrvnnn nn
matter what hia stnti
be, to make as great a sacrifice for
-HUV V. S. S,
STAND FOR PATRIOT
ISM AND THRIFT.
MAIL, ORDKRS PROMPT
LY AND CA RKFULLY
Newest.Coolflst Hotel In Hmaii
fort Street Honolulu
THE HOME OF THE
Stelnwoy nd Starr $
I PIAN08 I
We have a large stock of
Inside Pluyer Planoi
at fair prices and easy terms. &
Jj: We take old pianos In exchange, jjf
lhajer hano Co., Lid
Let the Depth of
ow Pocket Show
the Depth of tyur
While you are at home tonight, many American kpys
"over there" are out in the rain and mud dodging death -
from bomb and shrapnel.
Whileyou are enjoying your evening cigar, some Am
erican soldier may be smoking his last.
The boys in the trenches are risking their lives for you;
and you are not even asked to risk your money for
them. But you are expected to loan your money
loan it at four percent compound interest, the highest
rate the Government has ever paid.
Don't delay making the heaviest investment you can
possibly afford in War Savings Stamp.
The more money you lend the Government the sooner
the war will end and the less American blood will be
National War Savings Committee.