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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1918.
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On The Other Islands
Hilo, lias presented a .formal re
quest to the commander or the Haw
aiian department for a land battery
to keep enemy submarines nt a res
pect i'ul dir.tance lrom the harbor.
Many of the Honolulu retail busi
ness firms have reduced deliveries to
customers to once a day.
Governor McCarthy will shortly ap
point four members to the Hawaii
Promotion Committee, to fill places
of members whose appointments have
expired. The governor indicates he
believes the work of the body should
be kept alive, lwt that it should cur
tail its expenses.
Charles H. Merriam, for over 14
years registrar of conveyances of the
territory, resigned his position last
week and makes room for 1 H. Bur
nette, who will take over the olllce on
August 15. It Is understood that Mur
riam will take a position with C.
Rrewer & Co.
Tt. J. rsuchlcy, cashier of the First
National Hank of Honolulu, has made
application to the lied Cross for a
commission to go to France or Siberia.
David V. Anderson, formerly of the
Trent Trust. Company, but now a Cap
tain in the British forces in France,
has recently received a second decor
ation for conspicuous bravery in action:
C. G. Owen, manager of the San
Francisco office of the Hawaiian Fer
tilizer Co., has been offered the man
agement of the company to All the
vacancy caused by the resignation of
Norman Watkins, who has accepted
the management of the mercantile de
partment of the new American Fac
they simply carried out to the letter
specific instructions Issued by Field.
And out of this tangle has develop
ed another mixup caused by Capt.
Klled's summary dismissal of John
C. Biidwell, secretary of the medical
advisory draft board, on charge of
'disloyalty and untruthfulness." Brld
well threatens to lay the matter be
fore Governor McCarthy for investi
gation before a military court, and
!ie also hints that he may sue Field
Tor libel. Ilridwell Is said to have
furnished the Honolulu newspapers
with an account of the stranding of
the Hawaii draftees In Honolulu.
Working Reserve Boy To
Give Circui On Kauai
The boys of the Camp Baldwin
working reserve, have arranged for
i "circus" to be given Saturday even
ing. Augur.t 10. The boys have add
d considerably to the life of things
on Kauai, it is reported, besides hav
ing given a good acrount of them
selves as workers on the plantation.
Red Cross Leaders Will be
Out Of Politics This Fall
Because the Hed Cross does not
favor having any of Its workers mix
ed up in politics, Gerritt P. Wilder,
lember of the house of representa
tives, has announced that he will not
be a candidate for re-election this fall.
It is also stated by friends of Sena
tor A. L. Castle, who is now in Wash
ington in connection with Red Cross
work, that he also will be out of the
legislative race for the same reason.
Up to the first of this week there
were 359 members of the W. S. S.
Limit Club persons or firms who
have bought the limit amount of War
Savings Stamps, or $1000 worth. The
maturity value of the holdings of these
amounts to $359,000.
Miss Lillian Mundon, daughter of
George Mundon, of Pahoa, Puna, Ha
waii, died at the home of her parents
on August 1, after an illness of some
duration. She was born on Kauai,
and was well known throughout the
Local Communications May
Not Be Taken Over
Although the President's order lor
taking over by the postoffi.ee depart
ment the telegraph, telephone and
radio systems of the country went in
to effect on August 1st, no word has
been received in the islands concern
ing the matter, and Postmaster Mac-
Adam, of Honolulu states that he
does not expect any. He does not
',eUeve that the act is intended to in-
O. B. t?trtfj9pt has been appointed
manage TSv'etiitprial market by
the rti " HtjF'Hi marketing
ing -n-f , .. on:
Men Not In Draft
Come To Join Army
According to Capt. H. Gooding Field,
In charge of the selective draft, some
30 men have come to Honolulu from
the other islands without proper ere
dentials with the apparent under
standing that they were to be induct
ed into the military service of the
United States. In explanation Capt.
Field states that the men may have
.lad the idea that they could get into
the army at once if they came to Ho
nolulu, or else error have been made
by outside local boards. One of these
men called at the mayor's office yes
terday and was given financial aid.
entered ' th nulit&'rv SSffiEC
The empty iron box, "Which - Vs
stolen from the Wells Fargo -oflowln
Honolulu some days ago, together
with $1500 which it contained, has
been discovered near Walalua, Oahu.
No other clue to the robbery has yet
come to light.
Miss Eva M. Stevens, for 15 years
a resident of Honolulu, and well
known in musical and religious cir
cles, died on July 30 in a hospital in
San Francisco. She had been away
fro mthe Islands for 2 years and was
on her way home when taken ill on
the coast. She was a member of
Bishop Restarick's household.
The Hawaiian Pineapple Company's
big plant In Honolulu canned 24,000
cases of fruit in one day last week.
This is believed to be a record in any
line of canning.
M. T. Clegg, superintendent of the
Queen's Hospital, is seriously ill with
kidney trouble. A consultation of
physicians has been held and it is
admitted that he is very low.
New Members On Board Of Health
Governor C. J. McCarthy has accept
ed the resignation of H. F. Wicbman,
president of H. F. Wichman & Co.,
as a member of the board of health,
and has appointed Dr. Frederick E.
Tiotter, chief quarantine officer of
the United States public health ser
vice, to succeed him. The governor
has also appointed Gilbert J. Waller,
Jr., a member of the board, to succeed
his father who resigned recently.
Bonds Of The Fourth Liberty Loan
Washington, Bonds of the Fourth
Liberty Loan are now being turned
out by the thousands daily by the
Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and
Printing. The bonds are similar In
form and design to those of the third
loan, and space has been left on each
bond for insertion of the exact terms
of the bonds.
It is believed that a sufficient num
ber of the bonds will be ready to
make possible immediate delivery of
all bonds of the fourth loan as they
Sake Brewers Leave
For San Francisco
H. Tsurushima and I. Otake, the lo
cal sake brewers who were planning
to remove to San Francisco to engage
in sake brewing in California, have
departed for the Coast. The latter
was accompanied by his wife. Tsu
shima said before sailing that if they
meet with success in getting a license
at the Coast city, the entire sake
brewing machinery in the local plant
of the Hawaii Seishu Kaisha's brew
ery at Kakaako will be transferred
to San Francisco.
Big Row On In Draft Board
Over Mixup Of Hilo Draftees
Because some 18 men were sent to
Honolulu fron Hawaii by the Big Is
land draft toard, who were in Class
2, or who had no classification at all,
a serious row has developed in the
draft otlice. Capt. H. Gooding Field
charges the Hilo draft officials with
being lax in their duties, and the
men of this tiivision indignantly re
fute such statement and declare that
A Poor Year For Link
After his usual professions of inde
cision ridiculous to all who know
him and his obstinate ambitions for
office L. L. McCandless is again out
in .he open as l candidate for dele
gate to Congress. He has a better-than-even
chance of winning the
tfVrrtti-rt'Marht-Tii-r- ,,, I uejnocratic nomination, lor he heads
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' ' ' ' in Til YnflnmrTua rra 1 r nnr ihn hra ns nr
The.puau jnullet men of Oahu have
iuked to hayd their product handled
mrouMKne irnnomi MarKetmy
Division aTirt fcrranrfnenHPfcrnvB hoi a
made to do thlp'y TlfyjhjjfpMai&tal
uy mai me sea nsnermen may aiso
elect to have their fish, handled ,in
like manner. ' W" AM
Honolulu Firm Lands Big Contract
The Honolulu Iron Works Co., has
landed a third million dollar contract
for a sugar mill for the Philippines
this year. W. G. Hall, of the com
pany, will leave soon to look into
this and other matters, Including a
number of prospective mills to be
built in the islands. The last contract
secured is from the Ynchaustl Co., of
a place of the same name.
Want Ships To Move
On behalf of the pineapple packers
of the islands, James D. Dole, pres
ident of the Hawaiian Pineapple Com
pany, interviewed Governor McCarthy
last week relative to obtaining ships
to carry the season's pack to the
mainland. This year's pack will run
close to 3,400,000 cases, of which
about one-sixth has been shipped.
Governor McCarthy will take the mat
ter up with the shipping board.
Planters Will Not Ask For
E. Faxson Bishop, chairman of the
planters' labor bureau, in comment
ing upon a suggestion of Fred Maki-
no's paper the Hawaii Hochi, that the
present understanding, or "gentle
men's agreement" between the Uni
ted States and Japan by which Jap
anese laborers are not permitted to
come to this country, be lifted for a
time, stated that the sugar planters'
organization would probably not ask
the government for modification of
any laws or regulations in favor of
the Islands. The same course has
been taken with reference to the pro
posal to have the Chinese exclusion
act modified for the benefit of Hawaii
and certain parts of the mainland.
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Msrket Street Walluku
If the Democrats include an honest
plank In their territorial platform
pledging their legislative candidates
to a fair reapportionment law, that
party will deserve the applause of all
fair-minded men in the Islands. The
record of the Republican party, which
has had the legislative majority
through successive terms, is badly
marred by the cowardice that majori
ty has shown during the past three
sessions whenever the matter of re
apportionment was broached.
The Organic Act, from which the
legislature derives its powers, specifi
cally states that there shall be a pro
per reapportionment in the matter of
the legislative quota from each island
at the first session after each decen
nial census. Because such reappor
tionment would add to the number
of senators and representatives from
Oahu and decrease the number from
the other islands proportionately, the
representatives of Hawaii, Maui and
Kauai have made It known that they
might combine to defeat Oahu meas
ures if the Oahu delegation pressed
for a carrying out of the terms of the
Organic Act, and the few Oahu men
willing to accept the challenge have
never yet received the backing of all
There has always been a majority
ready to trade Oahu's rights away for
support for seme individual bill. These
men have lacked the moral courage
to support what Is right and legal
because It Is right, and, as the Repub
licans have been largely in the major
ity, the chief blame rests necessarily
on that party.
Responsibility dodgers have talked
of asking congress to put through re
apportionment as an amendment to
the Organic Act, and it has always
been amusing to note that these
dodgers have otherwise been in the
forefront of the shouters for "home
It may be that the Democrats mean
by their proposed cryptic plank to
refer the matter to Washington, in
which case they will deserve little
credit. Surely we can elect a legisla
ture with men from the other islands
broad enough to carry out the law,
even if the task be disagreeable, and
from Oahu brave enough to press for
what is right regardless of threats of
the'XenocraUc,piu'ty in Hawaii. It
UrcstoOtrs now-as if McCandless and
n.'contaste the finals.
Ucn. V I
be & political
thmurfa. JfV ""Rv.ni
enough s StreTfttiu i.
weeks sefiou Jy to
lesa'g chances fcfi '
impossibility, but he l3n'UH ad
always get enough voters' t? igu jrii
nomination papers, ana enough SW
Die for a BtumstsDeech audience, dna
enough votes each election day ti
give him hope for next time. It a no
use letting your anger rise over Mo
Candless as a candidate for Congress
because his chances of gettins elect
ed are always slim, and they are
pecinlly slim this year after his
violation of the food commission's
order and his own niggardly response
to patriotic calls.
This is a year of war, a year when
patriotic fooling runs high the poor
est kind of a year for McCandless to
sk for the votes of his fellow-men.
His Candidacy An Insult
The Aloha Aina, a Hawaiian pub
lication, carries a notice announcing
the candidacy of L. L. McCandless
for the Democratic noamition as Del
egate to Congress. Heretofore Ms
Candless has declined to make any
definite announcement and it has not
been necessary to refer particularly
to his supposed ambition. He is now
out in the open, however, and we take
this first opportunity of stating that
his candidacy, in view of his record
so far in the war, Is an insult to the
loyal Americans in the Democratic
There are very few places left un
der the Stars and Stripes where a
man who has given so grudgingly
from his wealth to patriotic causes,
who has so limited his investments
in government securities and who has
so openly demonstrated his luck of
decent patriotism, as he has in the
matter of his rice deals, would dare
stand up before American voters and
ask for their support in a race for
There is something decidedly venal
about the Democratic party of these
Islands if it does not properly resent
the insult that McCandless has offer
ed In venturing at this time to be its
Dr. Pratt's refusal to accept the
subordinate position made for him by
Governor McCurthy under the board
of health "reorganization" leaves the
territory without the services of an
able and experienced sanitarian, a
situation which is fraught with dang
er and which at the outset lowers the
efficiency of the new health adminis
tration to a tremendous degree.
Public opinion attaches no blame
to Dr. Pratt because he preferred en
tering the U. S. Public Health Servicj
to taking further chances with poli
tics in the territorial department. Af
ter years of faithful and effective
work, his enforced retirement from
the presidency of the board was dis
heartening, particularly as the gov
ernor's plans to name a new presi
dent were involved In the pull and
haul of party politics almost before
I lie prospective vacancy was known.
It is not the fact that a Democrat
was nnied by a Democratic adminis
tration as Dr. Pratt's successor which
causes justified anxiety as to the fu
ture of the health board. It Is the
fact that Democratic party leaders
and workers insisted on putting a
finger in the board of health pie, and
assumed to themselves the right to
advise Governor McCarthy not from
the staindpoint of department effici
ency but from the standpoint of par
ty politics. Star-Bulletin.
New Way To Build Harbor
A headline in one of the papers
reads: "Harbor for Kapaa urged by
The harbor, if one is made at Ka
paa, will have to be dug. There is
no natural one there. The proposal
is, that the swamp land be dredged
out to make a basin for the ships,
and then cut a channel through to
the open sea. This would make it
large and deep enough for the Inter
Island steamers to come in and tie
up along side the wharf.
Now the question is, will the Terri
tory be justified in spending the sum
that will be spent, if a harbor is made
at Kapaa? Will it give the residents
of Kauai that amount of real service?
Of course this would be very fine
for the immediate residents of Ka
paa and the Kapaa homesteads. Kea
lia plantation would profit from a har
bor at this point and would profit
greatly. The homestead land is rapidly
being taken up in this neighborhood
and Kapaa Is growing very fast. The
prospects are that if a harbor should
be built at Kapaa that the country
around and near there would be set
tled more rapidly than it Is now.
But If a harbor at Kapaa is going
to benefit the Island generally, then
let us have one at that point, and
that as quickly as possible. Garden
"I teach my parrot only short
"Do you? I should think parrots
better adapted to polsyllahen."
ARE MADE OF GENUINE
LEATHER. HENCE ARE
CHEAPEST AT THE END OF
THE LONG RUN.
SPECIAL ATTENTION TO
Newest.Coolest Hotel In Hawaii
Fort Street. Honolulu
THE HOME OF THE
Stclnwoy -nd Starr
We have a large stock of
IiikIJ Plttyer Piano
w t fair prices and easy terms.
Jj, We take old pianos in exchange.
I Thayer Piano Co., Ltd
)!; HONOLLU, HAWAII.
MAUI DID WELIi's
In the WAR SAVINGS STAMP Drive but
is still far behind the $20 per capita al
lotment for the territory.
i St. Lid Ju' .
BuB3e .Have Still Time to Make Good
ON EARTH PJq
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Deny yourself for your country. !
"Extravagance costs blood, the blood of
heroes", says Lloyd George.
Help save our boys with your dollars.
You are really helping your self for the
War Savings Stamps Pay Better In
terest thai: the Savings Banks.