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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1918.
THE MAUI NEVUS
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AUGUST 30, 1918
HOXOLULU, FREE PORT AX OBJECTIVE
The free purl idea for Honolulu, urged by J. 11. Rossctcr, director
of shipping of the U. S. shipping board, is not a new one. It was pro
posed some 10 years ago at least by the late 11. 1'. Wood, then secretary
ol the Hawaii 1'romotion Committee, and it also had the serious atten
tion of the late James F. Morgan, at that time president of the Hono
lulu chamber of commerce.
The time was not then ripe for the pushing of the movement. Those
v ho understood it generally favored it in theory, but the volume of
shipping in the l'acilic at that time was not such as to make the need
tor such a port of transshipment vital.
Hut the need will be vital immediately following the war, if indeed
ii does not exist right now in greater degree than is generally realized.
Honolulu would probably be declared a free port by the Congress
if the commercial and shipping bodies of the Pacific would get behind
tiie.nioement and ask for it. This should properly be inaugurated
bv the Island organizations and a joint resolution on the subject by the
next legislature would also be in order.
'or those who may not understand exactly the meaning of a free
port, it is sufficient to explain that for Honolulu it would mean simply
liie setting aside of a suitable area for bonded warehouses where goods
from any part of the earth might be discharged free of duty, to be trans
sliiped by other vessels to other ports in such manner as might be desir
ed. A ship bound from South America to the Orient, tor example,
wight stop and discharge in such a port commodities for Australia, the
United Slates and Canada; taking on in turn products from one or all
of these places to make out her cargo. This transshipment, of course,
would be under supervision of the U. S. customs ollicials, but aside
from legitimate port fees and handling and storage charges there would
be no duties or other costs.
If such a bill should be enacted by the Congress it might well con
lain provision permitting the repacking, assembling, or manufacture of
raw into finished products, since it is by no means improbable that such
activity might come to be of large proportions and importance to the
Islands. It would certainly tend to make Hawaii a manufacturing
center in greater measure than any other, one thing could probably ever
do. . ' . ,
Honolulu is beginning to wake up to some conception of what the
future holds in store, and what men like J. II. Rosseter are clearly see
ing and trying to point out. It were well that the other parts of the
territory get their eyes focused on the vision also, for Honolulu will
by no means be the only community to profit by development that world
trade brings. The whole territory will have a part in the prosperity to
come and if the fullest benefit is to be derived it must be through the
co-operative effort of every island and every district. It is not a bit
too soon to do some good hard thinking on the subject.
ADVAXCE CASUALTY REPORTS
SHIPS THAT PASS IX THE XIGHT
How strict the censorship of news relating to the movement of
vessels in the Pacific is these days, is perhaps scarcely realized by Maui
residents unless they have recently visited Honolulu. No one in the
capital pretends any more to know when or what vessels will arrive or
depart, or by what route.
Even persons who have bought tickets for passage are kept in
ignorance of the time of arrival of their vessel up to the time it is
sighted. Last week dozens of would-be travelers (including a number
from Maui) waited with trunks packed and in some instances deliver
ed at the wharf, for 5 days before their ship finally came.
It was like the good old days before the wireless and cable. W hen
the vessel finally did. arrive, it tarried but a few hours, took the new
passengers aboard, and hurriedly departed.
No one is allowed to approach any of the wharves except properly
accredited employees, or passengers with tickets, enroute to board a
Some time ago a ship arrived, took on board a thousand or more
troops, and departed. Two weeks later Honolulu folk had only just
begun to learn the fact. They don't know yet whether these troops
sailed east or west.
Honolulu harbor is a busy place these days in spite of the reign of
silence. Dozens of ships are arriving and departing, many of them be
ing in the sugar carrying trade. Some of them are weirdly decorated
with various colored stripes and blotches of paint, while others bear
in great letters on the side of the hull the name of the neutral country
to which they belong, together with its flag. The camouflage may be
of some protection against Hun submarines, but experience has shown
that the flag of a neutral country simply makes a better target for the
SACRIFICE OR PEXAXCE?
The board of commissioners of public instruction, in cuiting the
course in German iangua;: from ihc lunicu um of the terntory's
schools, unctuously tells the young students who will thereby be kept
from matriculating in a college, that they shou'd accept the tribulation
as a sacrifice to the war.
The learned board doubtless uses the word sacpf.ee in its more
literal or restricted sense, implying that the pupils who have been study
ing German should do some sort of penance for that fact. Ordi. 'Drily
the word means giving up something in order to help or benefit some
thing or somebody, but it is not easy to see how the giving up of essential
scholarship credits is going to help lick the Hun, and that is about all
that counts just now.
Superintendent Kinney had no intention of inflicting this utterly
needless hardship on a lot of boys and girls, lie had announced that
the German course would be continued for those who had credits de
pending upon it. But the board overruled him.
It is clearly up to the board, and the board ought to hustle up and
leverse itself (or tip the Governor to do the reversing) for its act will
not look any the less silly as tune goes by.
TIIE GERM AX BEATITUDES
It is not known whether the following creed was comosed by a
German or by a foreign student of Germanism. It has the ring of
fvnuinencss ; it is not far-fetched or overdrawn. The military masters
of Germany have acted upon this creed, and the German Army, their
disciples, has lived up to it.
"Ye have heard how in olden times it was said, 'lilessed are the
nteek, for they shall inherit the earth'; but I say unto you. 'Blessed are
tiie valiant, for they shall make the earth their throne.' And ye have
heard men say, Blessed are the poor in spirit ; but I say unto you.
'Blessed are the great in soul and the free in spirit, for they shall enter
into Valhalla.' And ye have heard men say, Blessed are the reace
makers': but I say unto you, 'Blessed are the war makers, for they
shall be called, if not the children of Jehovah, the children of Odin,
Newspaper men as well as readers of newspapers generally, have
been considerably puzzled by the reiorts sent out by the war depart
ment covering casualties in American forces in the fighting zone. Late
ly some light has been shed on the mystery.
It. is now known that the daily lists which are published in the
Official Bulletin, and the summaries of same telegraphed to the press
of the nation, has nothing whatever to do with time. In fact these
lists are now being sent out by the government through the postofficc
department to all newspapers in the country as advance information.
The sheets are not dated, but bear release dates, apparently about a
week subsequent to the sending out of the sheets, and no paper may
print any of the names or other information given before the date
specified under pain of having the service immediately discontinued,
'lhe first of these sheets reached Honolulu on Monday. The latest re
lease dale for publication was August 24, indicating that the data con
tained was in the war department fully a week before. How much
before no one outside of the war department probably knows.
Nor is it likely that the war department itself is informed very
closely following the occurrance of the casualties reported. This was
admitted by Secretary Baker recently when he issued the following
"1 have received a cablegram from General Pershing in regard to
reports of casualties," said Baker. "He points out that our troops are
still widely separated, serving in many places, and that our wounded
are taken to French and British hospitals as well as our own, causing
great difficulty and complication in securing accurate information.
"In addition to this the troops are separated from their records
while in the area of conflict and must depend upon very inadequate
and temporary telegraph lines, which are subject to frequent interrup
tion, and must, for the most part, be devoted entirely to the urgent
business of the battle itself.
"General Pershing assures mc that he is making every effort to
collect casualty lists, have them confirmed and verified and that they
will be transmitted promptly."
In the light of all the evidence we can be pretty sure that the
casualty lists will at least have little value to the enemy by lhe time they
THE FOURTH LIBERTY LOAX
The campaign for the Fourth Liberty Loan will begin September
'18 and close October 19. The result of the loan will be watched with
keen interest in Europe, not only by our associates in the war against
the Teutonic powers but by our enemies. It will be regarded by them
as a measure of the American people s support of the war.
I lie tjcrmans know full well the tremendous weight and signific
ance of popular support of the war, of the people at home backing up
the Army in the held. As the loan succeeds our enemies will sorrow;
it falls short they will rejoice. Every dollar subscribed will help
and encourage the American soldiers and hurt and depress the enemies
The loan will be a test of the loyalty and willingness of the people
of the United States to make sacrifices compared with the willing
ness of our soldiers to do their part. There must be and will be no
failure by the people to measure up to the courage and devotion of our
men in Europe. Many of them have given up their lives; shall we at
home withhold our money? Shall we spare our dollars while they
spare not their very lives?
A man is in the islands who is on his way to the Orient to hunt
Lig game. About the best hunting grounds we know of at present are
in F ranee. This man seems to be twisted in his directions.
According to some people, the department of public instruction has
adopted the war cry of the French at Verdun : "They shall not pass !"
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Fair Retail Prices On Maui
August 1, 1918.
The Maui Fair Trice Committee, appointed by the United States Food
Administration, issues the following list of retail prices which are deemed
to be reasonable to both consumer and dealer.
The difference in prices given are intended to allow for the difference
in cost to merchants in different localities on account of freight, deliveries
to customers, etc.
The list is based upon cost figures submitted by dealers In all parts
of the coftnty and is subject only to changes which may have occurred
in wholesale prices within the past two weeks since the reports were
Wheat Flour, 2-1 lb $ 1.59 f 1.70
Wheat Flour, 49 lb 3.14 3.50
Wheat Flour, 10 lb 65 .75
Mai-ley Flour, bulk, per lb 08',i .10
Rice Flour, bulk, per lb 0S .11 V4
Corn Flour, bulk, per lb 07V6 .09
Corn Meal, bulk, per lb 07 .09
Itolled Oats (small) 19 .23
Rolled Oats (large) 48 .53
White Deans, per lb .11 .15
Maui Ked'Ileans, per lb 10 .12
Potatoes (Maui), per lb 03 .04
Potatoes (California) per lb 02 .04
Potatoes (Sweet), per lb 02 .03
Onions, lb . . . : 03 .05
Putter, lb 60 .70
Eggs (Island), doz 65 .75
Cheese, American, Full Cream, lb. .30 .35
Milk, Evaporated, 16 oz., per can.. .13 .15
Milk, Evaporated, 6 oz., per can .07 .08
Milk, Evaporated, Eagle, per can .20 .22
ltice, Hawaiian, per bag 9-50 10.25
Rice, Hawaiian, bulk, per lb .09 .10
Rice, Japanese, per bag 10.65 11.50
Rice, Japanese, bulk, per lb .11 .12
Lard Compound, No. 3, per can -75 .85
Lard Compound, No. 5, per can 1-25 1.35
Lard Compound, No. 10, per can 2.35 2.60
Crisco, Small 45 .55
Crisco, Medium 105 1.20
disco, Large 2.05 2.20
Salad Oil (Glass), per quart 55 .70
Canned Salmon, No. 1 Pink, per can .15 .20
Canned Salmon, No. 1 Med. Red, per can 22 .25
Canned Salmon, No. 1 Soclfeye, per can
('aimed Salmon, No. 2 Sockeye, per can
Sardines, No. 1, Oval, Tomato, per can 20 .22
Sardines, Domestic, U, per can .08 .10
Tomatoes, 2 Std., per can .12 .15
Tomatoes, 2 Solid, per can
Tomato Hot Sauce, small, per can 07 .08'3
Com, No. 2 Std., per can -15 .18
Pears, No. 2 Std., per can 15 .18
Coined Beef, No. 1, per can .30 .35
Deviled Meat, Ham Flavor V, per can .05 .07
Vienna Sausage, '4, per can .12 .15
Bacon, Whole Piece, per lb .53 .55
Bacon, Cut, per lb .55 .60
Ham, Whole, per lb 40 .42
Ham, Cut, per lb 42 .45
Salt Salmon, Red, per lb 15 .17
Sugar, Washed, per lb OGtf, .07U
Sugar, Granulated, per lb 08 .09
Bread, l ib. loaf .10
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