Newspaper Page Text
THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1918.
How It Feels To
Be In Air Raid
Vivid Details Of What Happens When
A Boche Air Fleet Drops A Few
' Tons Of Bomhs On Paris Red
Cross Man's Experience
Wiisliington. July 30 (By Associat
ed Press) Writing of a Cierninn si i r
mid on Paris, one of the American
Ued Cross inspectors gives a thrill
ing account of how American troops
and Ked Cross workers gives aid to
the city in such desperate moments,
lie describes an air raid in this fash
"Nowhere is there any sound hut
the echoes of footsteps. Not a street
lit-hi is to he seen, not a single ray
of light nothing hut the inkiest and
most impenetrable darkness. Then
all of the noise of the world seems to
hreak loose. Clang-elang-clang booms
the tocsin like an gigantic' pneuma
tic riveter working on a collosal bell.
Whooo-o shrieks the siren, running
up and down the scale in an awful
"The streets come to life. Doors
open and slam shut. The sidewalks
are full of ghostly figures hurrying
Inwards the caves, where the inhabit
ants have fitted tip cots and banks.
They get up now to make a sitting
place for the new comers. The place
(ills up. Everyone looks apathetic,
sleepy and bored. The children go to
sleep with their heads on their moth
er's shoulders, and a girl in the uni
form of a sireet car conductor swaps
war yarns with a poilu in dingy blue.
In the last raid the front trucks of
her car were thrown from the rails
by the displacement of air caused by
an exploding torpedo. The car and its
inmates were unhurt. The poilu
looks a mite incredulous and mur
murs, '1 can well believe you. Madem
oiselle.' "Outside the noise continues for
about three or four minutes and then
subsides as a new noise starts the
Archies, or anti-craft guns, which
commence to bark furiously from
half a dozen different points. Search
lights rake the sky. The Archies con
tinue iheir clammer, but they are not
tiring at anything, mere keeping up a
barrage fire to prevent the Uoche
from flying over the city.
"Suddenly there is an earthrocking
WHOOM. No more doubt as to where
the lioches are. WHOOM, WHOOM,
WHOOM! One involuntarily ducks
and turns turtlewise to cover his head
wilh his shoulders. A hideous noise
resounds up and down the deserted
street falling walls, and the tinkling
and crash of showers of broken glass
and roofing tiles.
"Through the glass and litter of the
street an American Red Cross cam
oinelie comes ploughing its way. One
of the city firemen stands on the
running board. They stop and the
fireman flashes an electric lamp into
the ruins, makes a hasty inspection,
and then runs up the street and dives
into the redlight 'cave'.
" 'Anybody here from numbers 49
to 51? he calls. A half dozen voices
yell mil that there is.
" 'Is e verybody here from those
numbers? Was there anyone left in
either of those buildings?'
"There is an anxious calling back
and forth and a rapid counting of
noses. 'All here' is the answer!
"Good! Not much left of those two
buildings. Don't enter the ruins un
til they have been inspected by the
engineering department. Go to the
Sisters of the Poor if you want food
or a place to sleep."
"A wail and several curses compete,
bin the fireman is gone.
"The Archies have slopped
t here are no more whooms, but
pic slay in their cellars. It is
nine o'clock, and experience
shown thai the industrious
methodical lioches will keep coming
back again and again until after mid
nighl. "A half a mile away a brighl red
t low gets larger and larger and lights
Hie sky. A fire has broken out in the
rai'mad yards and is making great
headway. Several cars of oil are
burning Merely and spreading to cars
of merchandise Half a dozen Amer
ican soldiers are working feverish
Irving to get the untouched cars away
from I he fire.
"Two of them have got hold of a
switch engine and are shunting out
whole strings of cars.
I : l v.- ,.:l . IJQ-Ximgi . K?3:i. .. .
" 'Do you know anything about
these French engines, Sir'? asks the
impromptu engineer, 'I can't find the
"The tire is eating its way towards
a pier on which stands a line of
drums of gasoline.
"Come on, boys! roll them kegs o'
gas oula here, yells, Hie corporal, and
the line of drums starts trundling
down the pier. It is infernally hot,
and the average man does not know
just how hot gasoline can get before
il begins to misbehave; but the line
" 'Roll 'em along, boys! Keep 'em
coing. Everybody has got to die
"Little by little things become
quieter. The fires die down. The
Archies stop. Here and there a work
ing party still continues its labours
in the ruins. Someone is missing,
and they want to gel him out of a
cellar. Now the tocsin sounds again,
I his lime wilh slow, stately, measur
ed beats. This is the 'All's clear'
signal. No more enemy planes
are flying between here and
the fighting lines. People come out
of their cellars and go home. A few
cautions souls are busily putting
sheets of paper and pieces of bedding
across their broken windows to keep
v.it the dreaded 'courant d'air.' Now
and then there is a small group in a
doorway, recounting experiences.
"The Roche has dropped more than
me hundred bombs tonight, many of
hem of the 6fi0 pound size. The net
lamnie is not very great, A few
houses destroyed, many windows
broken, a few victims-very few but
all too many: a few holes blown In
;he streets, some trees uprooted in
the parks and some pansy beds oblit
erated. "1 imagine that back in his quart
ers, the Roche escadrille koniandatur,
after sadly cataloguing his own
wounds, is writ tins up an account of
his glorious night's work for the edi
fication of the reader of the "Kolnls
chezeitung.' His ductile pen is reel
ing off. 'The earth reeled and rocked
nd while rows of buildings went
lown like card houses; the light of
the flames showed panic-stricken
crowds surging through the streets
loward the open country: the railroad
depots were levelled to the ground
and many minition dumps were blown
up, and several fires were seen to
break out in the barracks and mill
"The escadrille kommandatur would
be grieved beyond measure could he
but walk through the streets tonight
and inventory the net results and see
the effect produced on the popula
tion. He who is now houseless
shrugs his shoulders and says 'C
est le Guerre, 'and once more the
peaceful stars shine down tranquilly
on the silent streets."
Think not only of the sugar you
save but of the good you do by saving.
meeting of the
The monthly meeting of the In
dustrial Accident Board for the Coun
y of Maui will be held in the Wai
luku District Court Room, Wailuku,
next Tuesday morning, August 20th,
at 10-: 30 o'clock. All persons having
business wilh the Board are asked to
W. A. McKAY, .Chairman.
By C. E. V. D.
il was a little Lawyer Man,
Who softly blushed as he began
Her poor dead husband's will to scan.
He smiled while thinking of his fee,
Then said to her, so tenderly:
"You have a nice fat legacy."
And when, next day, he lay in bed,
Wilh bandages upon his head,
He wondered what on earth he'd said
"That's awful medicine mamma got
me from the doctor," said Freddie,
with a wry grimance, "but she gives
me a penny for every spoonful I take,
lust look in my saving-bank and see
nil the money I have."
"Gee!" exclaimed his little brother,
eying the pile of coppers. "You have
nearly enough to buy another bottle."
J. J. O'Connell.
The telephone girls in an eastern
city are suggesting that the brave
nvn who swear at them over the
wires should be sent to the front
trenches 'twont work girls, we're dis
covered that long distance heroes
can't lick the Kaiser.
M -iwj ;f(wi
BY THE CHIEF OP TWC "UNITCD STATES SECftCT scovice
Fair Food Prices Is
Aim Of Food Board
(Continued from Page One.)
will ascertain fair margins of profit
I hat should be made by the retailer.
Newspapers will be asked to co-operate
and to publish the prices together
with interesting r.otes on food condi
tions and the use of substitutes for
tood most needed abroad.
Consumers Asked To Report
Consumers are asked to report to
their local Food Administrator any
stores charging more than the an
nounced prices. Investigation of
these reports accompanied by Bales
slips, will furnish a basis on which
lo work in separating the patriotic
dealer fro mthe profiteer. An In
direct control may be exercised by
instructing licensed wholesale dealer?
to sever business relations with firms
which exact more than a reasonable
The C S. Food Administration be
lieves that with the operation of this
standardized plan throughout the
country, il can assure consumers that
the price they pay represents no more
than the cost of production plus rea
sonable costs of handling and distri
bution. Those Who Travel
Ry Manna Kea, Aug. 9, from Maul
O. J. Whitehead, Capt. Robert T.
Rain, F. Schnack, M. H. Drummond,
Mrs. W. Stodlart, S. Nagatani, Miss
:i. Nagatani, Miss M. Nahaolelua, Mrs
C. P. Rento, A. W. Collins, John E.
Garcia, Jacob Woo, S. Kawada.
Ry Mauna Kea, Aug. 12, from Maul,
Pedro de la Cruz, Thomas do Rega,
J. H. Raymond, R. A. Judd, V. H.
Fry, W. Heenhech, N. O. Johnson, L.
A. Kerr, Miss Ileen, Miss Choy, Chas.
Savage, E. Yan, Katsuhara, Ah Cook,
C. E. Droubay, Miss N. Akuna.
The Eloquent Young Senator
Years ago, before Senator Bev
eridge was as conspicuous politically
as he is now, he belonged to a liter
ary club in Indianapolis, formed for
the purpose of studying Shakespeare,
and known as the Avon Club.
Early in the history of the club a
heated discussion arose as to whether
the life of Shakespeare should be
studied together with his plays, or
whether the club's work should deal
solely with the plays. Part of the
club a prominent part were for the
li.'e, but the minority, led by Bev
eridge, held out against them.
"Why," exclaimed the future Sena
tor, in the midst of a burst of elo
quence in defise of his stand "why
should we want to spend our time
over the unimportant details of this
man's life? Why trace the eagle to
I he barnyard whence he came?"
Why He Laughed
Miss Mattie belonged to the Old
South, and she was entertaining a
guest of distinction.
On the morning following his arrival
she told Tillie, the little colored maid,
to take a pitcher of fresh water to
Mr. Firman's room, and to say that
.Miss Mattie sent him her compli
ments, and that if he wanted a bath,
the bath-room was at his service.
When Tillie returned she said:
"I tol' him. Miss Mattie, en' he
laughed fit to bus' hisself."
"Why did he laugh, Tillie?"
"What did you tell him?"
"Jus' what you tol' me to."
nine, ten me exactly what you
said." , ,
"I banged de doah.'arul I said, 'Mr.
Firman, Miss Mattie sends you her
lub, and she says, "Now you can get
up and wash yo'self"'!"
L, M. S.
Cend the home paper every
week to YOUR SOLDIER. He
will appreciate it as much as
anything you can do for him.
Besides it is a patriotic service.
We will see that the paper
teaches him regularly if you
give us his address. Subscrip
tion to MAUI NEWS, $2.50 the
year; $1.25, 6 months; 75 cents,
In The Churches
WAILUKU UNION CHURCH
Rowland B. Dodge, Minister.
Miss Mary E. Hoffmann, Orgcnist.
Mrs. Geo. N. Weight, Choir Director
Sunday School at 10:00 o'clock A
M. Something different every Sun
day during the Summer.
Organ Recital 7:00-7:30 r. M.
Preaching Service beginning
7:30 P. M.
Rev. A. C. Bowdish will preach
MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH
Rev. A. Craig BowdiBh, Minister.
10:00 Sunday School.
11:00 Morning service.
CHURCH OF THE
The usual services will be held in
this Church on Sunday as follows:
Holy communion in the morning at
8 o clock.
Sunday School, at 10 o'clock.
Morning prayers at 11 o'clock.
You are cordially invited to the
J. Charles Villers, Rector.
THE ABUNDANT LIFE
By Rev. J. Charles Villiers, Church
of the Good Shepherd.
(A sermon preached on August 11,
1918, at the Volcano House.)
It is universally conceded by biblic
al scholars that of the four gospels
contained in the New Testament the
last one to be written is the gospel of
St. John. It was, probably, written
by the great apostle toward the close
of his ministry as the bishop of the
Church at Ephesus, and but a short
time before his death. It differs in
many respects from each and all of
the other three gospels. These are
known as synoptical gospels, because,
though they are not identical, yet as
narratives of the life of Jesus they
have much in common. The gospel
of St. John is a gospel of "selected
facts" from the life of Jesus written
to make clear, and to emphasize, to
its readers the great truth that though
the law was given by Moses, grace
and truth came through Jesus Christ."
From the words of Jesus, and from
his own comments on them, St. John
shows us that Christ is the essential
life and light of the world. The su
preme purpose in the mind of St.
John in writing his gospel was, as he
tells us, that we may believe that
Jesus is the Christ, the son of God,
and that believing we may have life
in his name.
Among the sayings from the lips
of Jesus which St. John records are
these note worthy words: "I am come
that men may have life, and may have
it abundantly." In those words we
have presented to us the ever-present
and eternal mission of Jesus Christ.
What is that mission? To bring life
to men; to bring it to them in in
creasing measure and abundance, and
to amplify their capacity for receiv
ing it. Jesus Christ is "the world's
In one of his most profound com
ments on Jesus Christ, St. John says
of Him: "In Him was life and the life
was the light of men." In so speak
ing of "life" the thought before his
mind is something more and other
than the physical, earthly life of man.
It is that life of the spirited which
has its beginnings in the new birth
without which, as Jesus said to Nico
demus, no man can see, or enter in
to the Kingdom of God. That is the life
abundant, and eternal which Christ
Christ brings to men, and only in uni
on with him can it ever be theirs.
It is of this life that Jesus speaks
when he says: "The life is more
meat," and, again, "A man's life con
sistent not in the abundance of the
things which he possesseth," words
which sharply distinguish between
the essential "life" and the outward,
subsidiary things with which it is so
easily confused. What a wonderful
life is the real, essential, abundant,
life which Christ brings to men. It
touches and comprehends the things
of "time and sense," but it is by no
means limited to these. It relates it
self to that quality of being and
character which we speak of as eter
nal. Into whatsoever realm of life
Christ enters, he enters for good, for
its uplifting. This is true of the in
dividual life, and it is true of society
The life of Christ in men lifts them
out of bondage into freedom. It in
spires them with eternal hope. It
touches new springs in their moral,
and calls forth their best activities
of mind and body.
, SUPREME '
Man has no greater need, society
has no greater need, the civilized
world has no greater need at the
present hour, than that life which has
Its source, and development, in Jes
us Christ . The best, the highest, the
noblest things of life can be possess
ed by men only as they receive the
life of Christ, who came that men
might have life, and have It abundantly.
UNUSUAL, VALUE FOR THE MONEY:
You'll not find .a lcltcr footwear bargain anywhere. Wc doubt
whether this low price can continue after the present stock is
gone, . i .. . i .
WE CAN FIT YOU BY MAIL.
Manufacturers' Shoe Co., Ltd.
Buy W. S. S.
Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd.
Works 2nd and South Streets
General Offices ) n
Merchandise Department. VJut"cn a'
Electrical Department ) Alakca
MILL SUPPLIES AND BELTING
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.'S ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
HOLT CATERPILLAR TRACTORS
STURTEVANT BLOWERS AND ENGINES
Pleasing to the eye and durable in use. A wide variety of designs
appropriate for the house, store or shop.
Lewers & Cooke, Ltd.
LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIALS
169-177 So. King Street : : HONOLULU
Uime SableIKahmui Slailroad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
Tli. following uchedul. went into effect Jtint 4th, 1913.
$ 33 3 3
1 25 8 42
L" Spreck- "A
a: ,i,Ti" :'l
L" iUma "A
'5 8 3
S W J 7
5 o3 07
S 09 3 05
S oj 35
4 s,j 47
4 5i 46
.. I'auwcla ..
I,.. Haiku A
4 44 it
4 40 a 35
TOWARDS PUUNENE ' I
pitting PiiuiiitJ iistuci STATIONS n,tMti
6 00 .0 I. , 2 ft
6 10 2.S 1 (I
1. All trains dally except Sunday..
t. A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku dally, except Sunday.
at 5:30 m.. arriving at Kahulul at 5:50 a. m., and connecting with
the 6:00 a. ni. train for Puunene.
. DAOOAGE HATES: 150 pounds of personal baggage will be carried fr.
of i-harr on eHch whole ticket, and 75 pound, on each half ticket, wh.a
Iiiii-'kiibh I In l imine of and on the same train as the holder or the t'eket.
For exc-sn Luggage 25 cents per 100 pound, or part thereof will b.
For Ticket Fares and other Information see Local Passenger Tariff I. C C.
No. 8, or inquire at any of th. Depot.
"Full Steam Ahead" on canning
"Slow" on sugar.
Just about the time we get so that
we can spell Rolshevlkl three different
ways, the Ukraine starts in and when
we learn to spell Ukraine almost cor
rectly, that outfit is put. out of busi
ness 'till we're tempted to brand Rus
sia a short change artist.
6 40 8 50
6 50:9 00
1 3o 35
1 43 43
1 5V 37
' 53 3 38
a oj 4 10
a 07 4 ia
a 44 i
a 15 4 o
a a3 4 28
' as'4 30
a 3"!4 35
Patnifir I P.iMHt
M ) f M
6 2'2 j 3 15
612! 3 05