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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1918.
Message Fresh From
French Battle Front
Prof. Harper, Of Boston, To Arrive
On Maui Tomorrow To Tell Of His
Thrilling Experiences At Chateau
Thierry Battle And Other Places
Maui is to receive a welcome visit
from an Impressive speaker who ha
reached the islands direct from the
battle-front in France, and who, he
sides taking part in the magnificent
victory of Chateau Thierry, has spent
upwards of a year in the fighting
lines, having been attached to an im
portant artillery post for the greater
part of the time.
Professor H. R. Harper, of Doston
University arrived in Honolulu at the
end of last week, bringing with him a
wonderful collection of war relics and
trophies, and has already thrilled en
ormous audiences in the Honolulu ar
mory and in various meeting places
in the capital city. The Professor
goes straight to the point of his
speech in a manner vividly impres
sive, and paints a striking word-picture
of the scenes of the fighting, In
a way that keeps his audiences spellbound.
He tells of his long service in
France with becoming modesty, but
every word is charged with interest,
that galnc weight from the unaffected
and natural manner n which it is re
lated. He fairly brims over witn good
VJth tuch light touches, mingled
with tales of the grim realities of war;
the treachery and vicious nature of
the German foe, and the bravery of
our forces and thoso of our Allies,
Professor Harper sways his audiences
with no perceptible effort. "I wonder"
he said, as he listened to the din of
rejoicing in Honolulu on Monday, "I
wonder how they are celebrating in
France and in England today. Are
they rejoicing with care-free hearts,
or are they thinking of the millions
of homes for which it is no longer
necessary to keep the home fires
burning? I have been to Ypres, that
bloody field where the magnificent
soldiers of Britain stemmed the on
rushing German hordes, and dashed
them back time and time again
through many awful weeks. Outside
of Ypres today, there are 400,000 lit
tle white crosses, marking the vesting
places of those splendid boys who
gave their lives that England and
France and our own United States
might be saved from the enemy. How
indeed will they celebrate today?"
Every trophy and battered relic,
from the fragment of shell picked up
in Paris outside a famous church dur
ing the bombardment from a distance
of seventy-five miles, to a blood-stained
dagger and a much worn gas-mask,
has its own particular story of fas
cination and interest, while the earn
est, simple manner of the speaker
driveB home truth after truth and
makes a damning indictment of the
Prussian military oligarchy.
Professor Harper will arrive at La
haioe on Saturday evening and will be
heard on Maui during the next few
Boys And Girls Plan
Children Of Maui Have Been Asked
To Oe Enough With Thrift Stamps
And Other Activities Those Who
Care To Try Work Will Get Credit
Literature has been sent from Ho
nolulu to the schools of Maui county
regarding the organization of "Vic
tory Boys an4 Girls".
At the outset a pledge to earn $5.00
and givo it to the United War Work
Campaign was the goal set to earn
the title of "Victory Boys and Girls".
Later tho sum to be earned and given
was reduced to $2.50.
Robert A. Judd waa asked to take
charge of the campaign for the coun
ty of Maul and do what he could with
it. He at once took up the question
of launching tho campaign with the
school authorities and the principals
of several cf Maui's largest schools.
All were agieed that the children had
been called upon in so many ways al
ready, it would be very unwise to ap
peal to them for this special drive,
and that this burden should fall upon
tho adults themselves.
Furthermore, the amount of money
askod was obviously far out of pro
portion to the capabilities of the vast
majority of those attending the Maul
schools. The children have already
this year done very excellent Bervice
in three ways.
1. By giving during the summer
ever 70,000 days of work under the
direction of the Boys' and Girls'
2. By being the backbone of the
thrift stamp sales in tho county; and
3. !iy teaching the people to sing
patriotic songs. The Maui public
school teachers have done a service
that few really knew about and ap
preciate. Had the appeal been made to the
school children they once more would
have done splendidly, but such ait ap
peal has not been made, nor will it
Let it staud to tho credit of Maui
Objects To Molokai
Former Maui Man Resents Suggestion
That "Assassin Bill" Be Given
Permanent Domicile On Molokai
Washington Paper's Idea
Writing to the Maul News from
New Haven, Conn., under date of
October 23, Fred B. Bostwick, former
ly a member of the main office staff
of the Kahului Railroad Co., incloses
clippings from the New Haven Regis
ter in which he, as a champion f the
Islands, takes issue with a suggestion
of a writer in the Washington Star
that Molokai be made the permanent
home of Bill Hohenzollern and the
rest of the moral lepers of Europe.
The clippings are reprinted as fol
Molokai A Fit Place
Many suggestions have been made
as to the proper place in which to
exile the arch-criminals responsible
for the bath of blood to which the
world has been subjected during the
paBt four years. No place seems will
ing to shelter the Kaiser and his
brood and some place must be found.
In the Hawaiian Islands is one
small isle named Molokai, that seems
to meet the requirements. Molokai is
also used for the physical lepers.
The Kaiser And Molokai
Editor New Haven Register,
Dear Sir: In order that the sugges
tion of the "Washington Star," pub
lished in The Register of this date, to
the effect that the kaiser and his
brood be marooned on the Island of
Molokai in the Hawaiian Islands with
the lepers, be not taken too seriously,
I think some information is necessary.
I do not believe that either the banish
ment, or the exposure would be too
severe a punishment for the entire
However, I think that some consid
eration should be given to the pres
ent inhabitants of the island. They
are not criminals, but merely an un
fortunate people. Some of them have
no disease but are there to care lor
the others. It would also be of in
terest to most of your readers to
know that the lepers contributed over
J5.000 to the Red Cross fund and that
many of them have subscribed to the
various Liberty Loans. Furthermore
tl'.ey are Americans, some by birth
and others by adoption. How would
The Hawaiians are loyal te the core
and hundreds are in active service
today. If some of their friends or
possibly relations are, through mis
fortune, on this island, they would
certainly think it a peculiar justice
to make them associated with the
Arch Criminals of all time.
F. B. BOSTWICK.
New Haven, Oct. 17.
What Do You Think
Is My Share?
(By Bruce Barton)
He Is a conscientious gentleman,
who honestly wants to do right. And
he came to me shaking his bead.
"I want to do my full part in this
United War Work Campaign," he
said. "Do you think a hundred dollars
Is my share?"
And I told him that it would be
hard for anyone but himself to decide.
'There are so many different ways oi
looking at money," I said.
A hundred and seventy millions
looks big at first glance. It is forty
time what Jefferson gave for the
It s a dollar and seventy cents for
every man, woman and child in the
land; it's more than eight dollars and
a half for ever' household.
"You can figure it on that basis, I
told him. "On the basis of dollars
and cents. Or you can figure- it on
the basis of boys."
"Of boys?" he questioned. "I do
"It's less than fifteen cents a day
for each of our soldiers and sailors."
I answered. "Fifteen cents a day to
give them warmth and comfort and
entertainment, and lectures, and
games, and the thought of mother and
"Fifteen cents a day for a boy: two
for a quarter a day. How many boys
vill you take?
And his eyes kindled. "I think I
could take ten at least," he said. He
drew his check book out.
"Figure it out and tell me the price,"
he said. I want you to give them the
nest you've got. WHat is It going to
' tor ten boys, for a year, at two
for a quarter a day?"
So I figured it out for him: suppose
you figure it out for yourself. -
that the ac'.ults will carry this Unit
ed War Work Campaign through suc
cessfully. It Is clear that the omis
sion of the Victory Boys' and Girls'
Campaign has been Intentional.
Note carefully: If there are those
who are ablci to fulfill the conditions
iind become "Victory Boys and Girls",
Mr. Judd would be glad to have the
fact indicated on the receipts that the
collectors give the children for their
own donations. The children's names
should also be turned in to Mr. Dodge,
the Maui secretary, in ord.ir that
recognition may be duly made. Mr.
Judd will then see to it that each
Victory Boy and Girl receives bis or
Latest News By Wireless
HAWAIIAN DIES ON FIRING LINE
HONOLULU, November 13 Private Henry Umuivi, of Waiakea,
Hawaii, killed in action.
FRENCH SPIRIT IS HUMANE
PARIS, November 13 Clemenceau, speaking in the chamber of
deputies, said "The first hours must show Germany that we are not at
war against humanity but for the freedom of humanity.".
WASHINGTON HEARS NEWS IS TRUE
WASHINGTON. November 13 Confirmation received here of
the death of the crown prince.
GERMAN SOLDIERS SETTLE OLD SCORES
LONDON, November 13 The Times and Post disnatches state
that the German crown prince was shot and killed by German soldiers
when attempting to enter Holland.
ASSASSIN BILL PLANS TO SETTLE DOWN
WASHINGTON, November 13 Holland permits Hohenzollern
to remain in Holland on same status as other interned. He has taken
the title of "count" and expects to buy a Dutch estate and remain in
PART OF AUSTRIA WILL CONSOLIDATE WITH GERMANY
COPENHAGEN, November 13 German Austria has been pro
claimed a part of the German republic by state council, according to a
W. II. HOOGS DIES IN HONOLULU
HONOLULU, November 12 William Henry IIooss. pioneer con
tractor of Honolulu, died today. He was 57 years old.
William Henry Hoogs was born in San Francisco, November 2,
1361. He came to the Islands during the days of the monarchy and
was engaged in contracting bus-ness ever since. He was married in
1887 to Miss Alice Love, of Honolulu and is survived by his wife and
by 11 children Frank, Willie, Fanny, Cyril, Alice, Stella, Lucile, James,
Albert, Richard and Robert. He was a member of the first territorial
legislature, following the several changes in government from kingdom
to provisional government to republic. As a member of the Citizens'
Guard during the provisional government, he was quartermaster with
rank of captain. He was a member of a number of orders Knights
of Templar, Knight of Pythias, and B. P. O. Elks. He was also a
icmber of the Hawaiian Engineering Association.
Frank Hoogs, eldest son, is a resident of Wailuku. He and his
wife and Miss Lucile Hoogs (who had been visiting in Wailuku) were
called to Honolulu Monday night by news of their father's critical ill
ness. It is understood that blood-poisoning was the imimediate cause
of the death.
GUARDSMEN WILL NOT BE HOME FOR A WHILE
HONOLULU, November 12 Adjutant General H. S. Hay ward
believes it will be at least a year before former national guardsmen are
mustered out of federal service.
GERMAN IN BiG HURRY FOR PLACE NOW
LONDON, November 12 Germany requests President Wilson to
arrange to expedite peace negotiations owing to danger of famine.
WAbHIJSlLilUN. November 12 Hoover said today that the na
tion's obligation to serve stricken humanity in Europe by helpiner to
provide for them until next harvest will demand further sacrifices of
the American people. Conditions of famine exist in Europe that will
be beyond our power to remedy even with carrying out of the plan to
ship 20 million tons of food stuffs during the. next year. In northern
Russia alone there are 40 million people who have little chance of obtain
ing tood this winter : and these, with millions of others throughout Eu
rope must be fed.
WASHINGTON, November 12 The nostoffice department an
nounces that government operation of telephone and telegraph systems
win continue ai ieasi a year. Kaiiroaas are to continue under govern
ment control until 21 months after peace has been officially declared,
unless congress enacts new legislation shortly, or providing permanent
icderal direction is decided upon.
ASSASSIN BILL'S FLIGHT INGLORIOUS
AMSTERDAM, November 12 Mystery is being made of the de
stination of Hohenzollern in Holland. His entry into Holland was
inglorious at 7:30 Sunday morning.. With 10 automobiles, in a dense
log, he slowly crossed the border.
Hohenzollern was dressed in the uniform of a ceneral with a sword.
He was huddled, bent on a walking stick, and his eves starting straight
ahead. The frontier guards stopped him and he was conducted to the
railway station at Eysden. An Eysden crowd of Eelgian refugees
swarmed around the station crying "Abas Guillaume! Assassin!"
Hohenzollern paced the platform for an hour when train arrived he had
donned civilian clothing.
HOSTILITIES ON ALL FRONTS STOPPED
WASHINGTON, November 11, 9:30 a. m. It is officially an
nounced that the world war ended with Germany's acceptance of Allies'
armistice terms. Hostilities stopped at 11 o'clock this (Monday) morn
ing, Paris time, or 1 :20 o'clock Monday morning, Honolulu time. Ger-
lran envoys signed the armistice at 5 o clock Monday morning, Pans
lime, effective at 7 o'clock. The terms will not be announced uni
NEWS OF KAISER'S FLIGHT
WASHINGTON, November 107:30 p. m.) William Hohenzo
llern arrived in Holland and proceeded to the town of Deesteeg, near
utrecnt, according to a dispatch received by the American general staff
ftom the Hague.
ROYAL TITLES GO BEGGING NOW
COPENHAGEN. November 11 Grand Duke of Wurtenberg de
throned. Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin has abdicated, accord
ing to Hamburg dispatch.
NO TIME TO QUIT WORK
WASHINGTON. November 11 No let-uo in activities of the
four principal non-military war agencies War Industries Board. War
Trade Board, Food and Fuel Administrations will be no lessening in
conservation, on account of the dire necessity of the liberated nations.
Fair Retail Prices On Maui
Old Kona Coffee
Do you know that it costs you only
10 cents postage to receive 5 pound
of our OLD KONA by mall? .Why
not have a good cup coffee for break
fast? It costs you only a cent
more than what you are using. Others
are getting it. Why not you?
In 5-pound cans, postpaid $1.90
5-pound packages, postpaid $1.60
McChesney Coffee Co., Honolulu
November 2, 1918.
The Maui Fair Price Committee, appointed by the United States Food
Administration, Issues the following list of retail prices which are deemed
to be reasonable to both consumer and dealer.
The difference in prices given are intended to allow for the difference
in cost to merchants in different localities on account of freight, deliveries
to customers, etc. n
The list is based upon cost figures submitted by dealers in all parts
of the county and is subject only to changes which may have occurred
in wholesale prices since the above date.
SPECIAL NOTICE The Fair Price Committee has had some few
complaints that they have been charged higher prices than indicated in the
Fair Price List. The Committee will be glad 'to have complaints of this
kind with all particulars concerning the transaction. When possible a
dealer's charge alip should be eent.
MAUI FAIR PRICE COMMITTEE,
U. S. Food Administration,
COMMODITY Cost Del'd. at Store Selling Price
Wheat Flour, per 24-lb. bag ....$ 1.59 to $ 1.68 $ 1.70 to $ 1.80
Wheat Flour, per 49-lb. bag 3.20 to 3.35 3.50 to 3.65
Wheat Flour, per 101b. bag 65 to .67 & .75 to .77
Darley Flour, (bulk) per lb 06 to .07 .07 to .08
Rice Flour, (bulk) per lb 07 to .11 .08 to .13
Corn Flour, size (....) per lb 05 to .08 .06 to .10
Corn Meal, size (....) per lb 05 to .07 .06 to .09
Rolled Oats, per pkg., small 14 to .18 .17 to .25
Rolled Oats ,per pkg., large 40 to .45 .45 to .60
Rice, (Hawaiian per bag 8.75 to 9.15 9.30 to 9.70
Rice, (Hawaiian), (bulk) per lb 08 to .09 .09 to .10
Rice, (Japan) per bag ..: 10.75 to 11.50 11.35 to 12.05
Rice, (Japan), (bulk) per lb 10 to .11 .11 to .12
Beans, (white) per lb 09 to .11 .10 to .14
Beans, (Maul Red) per lb 08 to .09 .10 to .12
Potatoes, (Maui) per lb 03 to .04 .04 to .05
Potatoes, (California) per lb 03 to .04 .04 to .05
Potatoes, (sweet) per lb 01 to .02 .02 to 02
Onions, per lb 02 to .03 .04 to .05
Butter, per lb 73 to .80 .80 to .90
Eggs, (fresh Island) per doz 75 to .80 .80 to .90
Cheese, (American) full cream, p. lb. .31 to .35 .37 to .40
Milk, (Evaporated) 16 oz., per can .12 to .14 .15 to .17
Milk (Evaporated) 6 oz., per can .. .06 to .06 .07 to .08
Milk, (Condensed) Eagle, per can. .19 to .20 .20 to .25
Lard Compound, No. 3, per can ... .65 to .70 .80 to .87
Lard Compound, No. 5, per can... 1.10 to 1.20 1.30 to 1.50
Lard Compound, No. 10, per can... 2.20 to 2.40 2.50 to" 2.65
Crisco, Small, per can 40 to .48 .50 to .60
Crisco, Med., per can 90 to .95 1.00 to 1.20
Crisco, large, per can 1.80 to 1.85 2.00 to 2.25
Salad Oil, (glass) per qt 50 to .55 .60 to .70
Canned Salmon, No. 1, pink, per can .15 to .18 .17 to .22
Canned Salmon, No. 1, Med. red, p. c. .15 to .20 .20 to .25
Canned Salmon, No. 1, Sockeye, p. c. .20 to .30 .25 to .35
C'd Salmon, No. 2, Sockeye, p. c, s. .14 to .19 .20 to .25
Sardines, No. 1, Oval Tomato, per c. .16 to .19 .20 to .25
Sardines, Domestic, 06 to .07 .08 to .10
Canned Tomatoes, 2, Stand., p. c. .08 to .10 .10 to .14
Tomato Hot Sauce, small, per can .05 to .07 .07 to .10
Corn, No. 2, Stand., per can 12 to .17 .15 to .25
Peas, No. 2, Stand., per can 10 to .14 .12 to .20
Corned Beef, No. 1, per can 25 to .30 .30 to .35
Deviled Meat Ham Flavor, , p. c. .04 to .05 .05 to .07
Vienna Sausage, , per can 10 to .12 .12 to .15
Bacon, whole piece, per lb 50 to .55 .60 to .65
Ham, whole, per lb 38 to .42 .41 to .59
Salt Salmon, red, per lb 11 to .16 .15 to .20
Sugar, washed, per lb 05 to .06 .06 to .07
Sugar, Granulate, per lb 08 to .09 .09 to .10
Bread, Mb. loaf 08 to .10 .10 to .12
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