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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
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A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
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WILL. J. COOPER
EDITOR AND MANAGER
OCTOMKM 1!. i'MS.
We must realize that ive are at tear; must realize that the very
character of our adversary and the aggression which brought on our
cin participation mark it as a supreme struggle. Let no man imagine
for a moment that a feeble effort will suffice If wc are in truth to
rescue civilization out of this conflagration, then every nerve, every
muscle, every thought, cirry affection, every impulse, every capacity
both in us as individuals and collectively in us as a nation must be de
lotcd to this undertaking, not only that we may win, but that ive may
win quickly. Xcu'ton D. Baker, Secretary of War.
HOW WILL THE BOARD OP HEALTH ACT:
IVoidonl Paxson, the new board of health executive, feels peeved
because the Honolulu chamber of commerce has seen fit to listen to the
charges of gross mismanagement of the Kalihi leper receiving station
.uid of the Molokai settlement as well, lie says that his hoar looked
into the complaints and fired all the offending employees.
Mr. Paxson, being new to his job, perhaps doesn't know that most
f f the failures, or near-failures made by various of his predecessors
were due to the habit of treating the public as though it were meddling
in insisting on knowing about the conduct of the department. In the
present muddle he is giving the impression that he is being forced
..gainst his will to do what obviously his predecessor in office and now
he should have taken the lead in demanding.
The leprosy question is a nettlish one which Mr. Paxson can only
handle safely by grasping it boldly and firmly, and above all else openly.
It is one which so intimately touches the people that any semblance of
subterfuge in connection with it instantly arouses suspicion. Besides
it is the people's business and they have a right to know.
In this connection it may be stated that the Board's handling of
leprosy cases on this island is a long way from being satisfactory. The
matter came up in the chamber of commerce yesterday owing to the
; pparent negligence on the part of the health board to make proper
provision for isolating, caring for, and transporting victims of the
disease. The situation is such that, in the absence of authoritative and
dependable information on the subject, disquieting and mischievous
rumors are beginning to spread. Candid official action, wide open to
the people, will stop all this. Leprosy is an unpleasant subject, but it
loses most of its terrors when the imagination is left nothing to feed
It's up to Mr. Paxson.
WHERE MAUI LEADS IN LIBERTY BOND SALES
More gratifying by far than the mere sum in dollars and cents
is the number of persons in Maui who subscribed to the 4th Liberty
Loan. In this Maui far exceeds any of the other islands in proportion
to her population. Up to the middle of this week over 3000 Maui
residents had bought bonds, while Oahu, with a quota of some eight
t;mes as much as Maui's had only a little more than three times as many
Mibscribers. Kauai was running some 1100 subscribers under Maui,
while Hawaii showed less than one-third of Maui's total.
The fact that, with a much larger quota than in any of the previous
loans, the amount was raised more easily than before is attested by the
hcal committees all through the county. It means that the campaign of
education here has gone more than skin deep.
Fort de Vaux was the very center of the "furnace" at Verdun.
Seven times the Germans took it, and seven times the French poilus won
it back. For three days a French regiment held the critical position.
( ut off from supplies, unable to obtain reinforcements, without food or
water, and under murderous fire every moment these heroic Frenchmen
fought the overwhelming force of the Hun.
The crucial minute arrived. The fate of the Citadel of Verdun
the fate of Paris the fate of France and civilization was the issue.
Humanity and the future of the world hung on the issue of that fight;
a handful of exhausted Frenchmen against a desperate German assault.
Just at that moment General Petain's message arrived at the Fort
de Vaux. It told the starved and exhausted poilus that they must not
be beaten. France depended on them and they must hold.
At the moment when the assault was launched by the Boche, a
French lieutenant leaped to the parapet in full view of the remnant of
the regiment and shouted the words which have won many hard fights
"Debout les morts !" "Stand up, ye dead, and fight with us for
France and Victory."
There was something in his voice, in his manner, in his soul that
v.ent far beyond the ordinary. He was supernatural. He performed
a miracle. The dead of Vaux lay dead as before but the indomitable
spirit of those men dead for France entered into the souls of their few
surviving comrades put supernatural strength into their arms mirac
ulous courage into the'r hearts irresistible energy into their assault.
"The Dead" actually did fight again for France and Fort de Vaux
was saved. The German Crown Prince was defeated. Verdun was
saved, France was saved !
The Fourth Liberty Loan is the Fighting Loan. No matter how
much you may have subscribed for previous Liberty Loans, your duty
at the present time is to think of notliirjg but your duty to this one. The
dead of Vaux couldn't fight; but their souls could stand up and reinforce
the living. What you subscribed for earlier issues of war bonds has
been spent. That money went for preparation. The Fourth Liberty
Loan is for Fighting.
Catch the spirit of the rallying cry, "Stand up, ye Dead!" That
pirit will make the coming Liberty Loan Campaign a victory like that
at Fort de Vaux. Anonymous.
The announcement from Honolulu this week of the acceptance
by William Scarby, the popular mill superintendent of the H. C. & S.
'o., of a position on the staff of the American Factors, Ltd., was learn
ed with regret by Mr. Searby's friends on Maui for the reason that it
means his leaving this Island. At the same time Mr. Searby is to be
ongratulatcd in this tangible recognition of his abilities, as is the Am
eiican Factors in bc'ng able to secure him. Mr. Searby ranks well to
tne fore among practical sugar men of the world today.
Presumably the War Department is unpatriotic because it has in
sisted that the young men of the Students' Training Corps in the College
of Hawaii be instructed in the German language. But the board of
supervisors says it shall not be taught, so there I
"Unnecessary" illness is a luxury, and as such is strictly frowned
upon by the war department. The army needs most of the doctors, is the
announcement, and therefore civilians must be very careful about get
ting sick. This is no time for sick folks, anyhow.
For the first time on record the defeated candidates have not been
able to blame the winners with corrupting the electorate with booze.
Fourteen Peace Terms
THE KAISER APPLIES THE SPURS
The kaiser's peace overtures are probably designed largely for
heme consumption since he can scarcely expect them to be taken serious
ly by the Allies.
When they' are turned down hard by President Wilson he will
swing around to the poor, deluded German people and declaim "I
have held out the olive branch and it has been dashed from my hand.
There is nothing left to do but defend ourselves from a brutal and
rapacious foe. Remember you are defending the fatherland, and with
God's help you shall achieve victory."
And Germany will once more throw hers;lf blindly into the fray
until the war-spent people once again begins to flag when a new peace
drive will be launched.
If President Wi'son were simply an American business manager
instead of a statesman he would probably answer the kaiser about as
"Dear Sir: Your note of recent date received. In reply I refer
jou to my several previous letters on this subject, to which I have noth
ing further to add.
Very truly yours,
W. Wilson, Mgr."
In any event the reply sent means just about the same thing.
If John Jones, of Jumping-Off Place, Nevada, writes a letter to
the president of the United States complaining about the color of the
sox the district marshal insists on wearing, he at least gets a courteous
ly couched letter of acknowledgment from some 42nd secretary in the
administration offices. But if a citizen of Hawaii writes to certain
bureaus of our territorial government even on matters directly concern
ing those branches of the government, he is quite likely never to hear
Hum bis letters igain. Such lack of attention to public business does
not add much to the confidence of the people in their duly accredited
The school board can now breathe a deep sight of relief. The
deadly menace of 4 Hun wahine school teachers has been removed.
Doubtless the unfortunate children of last year who came within the
contaminating influence have been duly fumigated and sterilized by most
Modern methods and are now pronounced safe. But if the horrid women
would only get married to respectable Americans what a load it would
tike from everybody's mind! Incidentally their bread-and-butter pro
1 km wouldn't rest on anyone's conscience either.
"Hawaii was not a part of the United States when Grover Cleve
land remarked that he had implicit faith in the common sense of the
American people." Advertiser.
Wow! Who put that ginger in the joi?
These are the fourteen terms upon
which President Wilson stated on
January 8 the Teuton Powers might
have peace, the terms which Berlin,
Vienna and Constantinople are now
.openly stating that they will accept:
1. Opn covenants of peace, open
ly arrived at, after which there shall
i be no private international understand
jlngs of any kind but diplomacy shall
proceed always frankly and in the
! public view.
I II. Absolute freedom of navigation
, upon the sea, outside territorial wa
; ters, alike in peace and in war, ex
cept as the seas may be closed in
j whole or in part by international
i action for the enforcement of inter-
! III. The removals, so far as possi
ble, of all economic barriers and the
establishment of an equality of trade
I conditions among all the nations con
I senting to the peace and associating
I themselves for its maintenance.
IV. Adequate guarantees given and
' taken that national armaments will
j be reduced to the lowest point con
sistent with domestic safety,
i V. A free, open minded, and abso
. lutely impartial adjustment of all
! colonial claims, based upon a strict
! observance of the principle that in
'determining all such questions of
soverignty the interests of the popula
tions concerned must have weight
with the equitable claims of the gov
ernment whose title is to be determined.
I VI. The evacuation of all Russian
territory and such a settlement of all
questions affecting Russia as will se
;cure the best and freest cooperation
of the other nations of the world in
, obtaining for her an unhampered and
unembarrassed opportunity for the in
i dependent determination of her own
political development and national
I policy and assure her of a sincere wel
jeome into the society of free nations
under institutions of her own choos
ine; and more than a welcome, as-jf-istnnre
also of very kind that she
I may need and may herself desire.
The treatment accorded Russia by
her sister nations in the months to
come will be the acid test of their
'mo1 will, of their comprehension of
'her needs as distinguished from their
own interests, and of their intelligent
and unselfish sympathy.
VII. Belgium, the whole world will
ai?ree, must be evacuated and restor
ed, without any attempt, to limit the
sovereignty which she enjoys in com
mon with all other free nations. No
other single act will serve as this
will serve to restore confidence among
the nations in the laws which they
have themselves set and determined
for the government of their relations
with one another. Without this heal
ing act the whole structure and valid
ity of international law is forever im
paired. VIII. All French territory should
be free and the invaded portions re
stored, and the wrong done to France
by Prussia in 1871 in the matter of
Alsace-Lorraine, which has unsettled
the peace of the world for nearly fifty
years, should be righted, in order that
peace may once more be mado secure
in the interest of all.
IX. A readjustment of the frontiers
of Italy should be effected along clear
ly recognizable lines of nationality.
X. The people of Austria-Hun
gary, whose place among the nations
we wish to see safeguarded and as
sured, should be accorded the freest
opportunity of autonomous develop
ment. XI. Rumania, Serbia, and Monte
negro should be evacuated; occupied
territories restored; Serbia accorded
free and secure access to the sea;
and the relations of the several Balk
an States to one another determined
by friendly counsel along historically
established lines of allegiance and na
tionality; and international guaran
tees of the political and econouic in
dependence and territorial Integrity
of the several Balkan States should
be entered into.
XII. The Turkish portions of the
present Ottoman Empire should be as
sured a secure sovereignty, but the
other nationalities which are now un
der Turkish rule should be assured an
undoubted security of life and an ab
solutely unmolested opportunity of
autonomous development, and the
Dardanelles should be permanently
opened as a free passage to the ships
and commerce of all nations under
XIII. An independent Polish State
should be erected which should in
clude the territories inhabited by in
disputably Polish populations, which
should be assured a free and secure
access to the sea, and whose political
and economic Independence and ter
ritorial integrity should be guaranteed
by international covenant.
XIV. A general association of na
tions must be formed under speciSc
covenants for the purpose of afford
ing mutual guarantees of political in
dependence and territorial integrity
to great and small states alike.
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