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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1918.
Red Cross Shop Has
Made Over $1300
Big Christmas Sale Planned For Dec.
14 Only Trouble Ladies Have Is
mas Toys and Kitchen Ware Needed
The Rod Cross Shop will have a
holiday sale the secorvd Saturday in
December, or the 14th of the month.
It is hoped to have a good stork of
jama, jellies, toys and other Christmas-like
things, and to this end the
Maui public, which has responded so
generously, thus far, is asked to send
in jellies and jams and other suitable
articles, in time to display on Satur
day, December Hth. The toys will
be welcomed, no matter what their
condition, but as the ladies in rha-ge
have their hands very full thse days,
It Is hoped that these things will be
cent in ready for sale rather than in
need of repair.
A large and complete set of blue
china In the familiar "onion" pattern,
has been received and sold almost
before it was priced and displayed.
The demand for crockery of all kinds,
as well as kitchen utensils is unlimit
ed and this class of goods sells itself
An excellent pair of opera glasses
has been donated to the Shop. .These
can bo seen by anyone interested.
They ore splendid value. Another
article on display is a sewing machine
in good condition. This should find a
The Shop is going along famously,
and has received, to date, the very
substantial sum of thirteen hundred
odd dollars. It is hoped to swell this
amount very materially by Christmas
time so, donors and buyers, do not
forget the Shop and its good work.
Naval Reserve Men To
Soon Be Discharged
C. E. Capwell, U. S. N., in charge of
the radio station at Lahalna, has been
notified to make his application fo:
discharge if he cares to leave the serv
ice. He has accordingly done so, and
expects to be discharged in 'ue cou ne
when he will leave with his wife for
his former uorre in California.
The order permitting naval reserve
men to apply for discharge is a first
step to reduce the navy to a peace
instead of a war basis. It will prob
ably result In quite a number of Maui
boys, now serving on the St. Louis
and other vessels of the navy being
released and returning home in the
Miranda's dropt her fancywo-k and
sailed across the Straits
As a temporary "lady of the lamp:"
And Jane's abandoned portraiture to
wash the cups and plates
Of the Tommies In a temporay
And Ethel nervy Ethel! is a motor
And fairly saved her special Brigad
The day that Fritz got busy and our
line came surging back
In a temporary movement to the
A temporary Major they've contriv
ed to make of Bob
(He was always pretty hefty at his
While the rank of air-mechanic and
he hustles at his job
Is the temporary perquisite of Bill;
Old Joseph drives a tractor most sur
prizing true and straight
(He's sixty, but a temporary sport).
While Augustus sails the ocean as a
Wjhen he isn't In a temporary port.
There's a temporary shortage of the
things we eat and wear,
And the temporary pleadings of the
Plus the temporary taxes that we're
called upon to bear,
Lead to temporary trouble at the
The only things that haven't changed
since Wilhelm, butted in
To show how Armageddon should
Are the views of Thomas Atkins as to
who is going to win,
And hiB personal opinion of the
But A Worm Sometimes Turns
A "conscientious objector" told the
tribunal the other day that he wouldn't
kill a worm. As the poet so toueh
ingly puts it. "A fellow feeling makes
us wondrous kind." Passing Show.
To Allied Prisoners
Official Report By British Information
Bureau Gives Details That Arc
Damning Evidence Against Ger
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Nov. 14
(Associated Press Correspondence.)
Systematic, deliberate exposure of
British prisoners of war to liie fire
of their own and their allirs artillery
on the part of the Germans, while em
ploying these prisoners at forced la
bor close behind the western front, is
described in an official report of the
"Committee on Treatment by the En
emy of British Prisoners of War",
made public here today through the
British Information Bureau.
Not content with this brutality, with
its involved mental torture, the Ger
mans also kept these prisoners on -a-tions
less than half .those allowed
German soldiers, deprived them of
adequate clothing, overworked them,
deprived them of mail from home, in
cluding food parcels; struck them,
whipped them and generally treated
them so badly- that even some Ger
mans were ashamed of the conduct
of those in charge.
Publication of the report, called
forth by the recent address of Sir
George Cave, home becretary, in the
House of Commons, saying that all
British prisoners must bo liberated as
a pre-requlsite for any armistice be
ing granted to Germany, brings to
light an appalling record of inhuman
ity. As usual, this carries the inter
lineation of trickejy and double-dealing
which has come to be expected in
any affairs in which the German gov
Evidence in the hands of the com'
mUlee forces it to the conclusion "that
as early at the latest, as the month of
August, 1916, the German command
were systematically employing their
British as well as other prisoners in
forced labor close behind the western
firing line thereby, deliberately, it
must be so said, exposing them to the
fire of the guns of their own and allied
armies." Later than this, the report
says, on January 24, 1917, to be exact,
the German government in a note
verbale alleged that German prison
ers were employed behind the Hiitish
lines in France and threatened re
prisals, to began February 1, 1917. At
the time the threat was made, the
threatened measures already were in
force, the report (.hows.
In an appedix the report gives both
the text of the note verbale and ex
tracts of statements made by escap
ed prisoners showing the German
statement to be false.
The report shows in detail, backing
up the showing with document ory
evidence, how the Germans failed to
report the names of prisoners detail
ed in labor camps near the front lines,
as required by international law for
all prisoners, thereby causing need
less anxiety on the part of their fam
Hies and friends. At some prison
camps the British were allowed to
write letters and postcards home but,
as one escaped prisoner said "we gave
up doing so, because after a week had
elapsed from the time we wrote our
letter or card it was returned to us
with the information that the address
to which a reply should be sent, had
altered. This happened week after
week, until we got tired of writing
As for mail addressed to the sol
diers, another prisoner says "Two men
Are you still patriotic?
Then prove it by the continued use of
We have just received a large shipment. Help us pre
vent waste or loss, by your continued loyalty.
Remember, the liberated civilian population will
need wheat products.
Maui Dry Goods & Grocery Co., Ltd.
Those Who Travel
From Honolulu, per Claudine, Nov.
24 Lahaina: A. Fries and Mrs. K.
Yamashiro. Kahului: Wm. Thomp
son, Mrs. Joe Ching and infant, S. K.
Sylva, N. Omura, Joseph C. Chong,
Capt. Bain, Miss M. Awana, Mrs. D.
F. Penhallow, Mr. Henney and son,
D. M. Semple, B. Cooper, C. F. John
son, George F. Larson, Mrs. H. L.
Blaisdell and infant.
For Honolulu by Mauua Kea, Nov.
23 James Hood, C. C. Pittam, Rob
ert McCreery, Mrs. Laura do Mello
and two children, Walter W. Francis,
Charles Gay, A. F. Tavares, J. F. Silva
M. Takekuchi, S. Miyamoto, A. V.
Peters, S. Yamamoto, S. Naito, S.
Osakl, N. Takakuwa.
Per S. S. Claudine, for Honolulu,
Nov. 23 T. J. Heeney, Master Hee
ney L. J. Warren, Mrs. I. Alexander,
L. von Tempsky, A. E. Hale, Mrs. C.
Noeau, J. Cockett, Mrs. J. Cockett,
Mrs. P. Pali, K. Hamamoto, Mrs. Ha
ijjjimoto, Mrs. I. Venhugen, Miss N.
Vcnhugen, Harada, Mrs. I. Matsui,
Kam Kee, Chang Chong Doo, Mrs.
Taresa and infant, Master Paresa,
Miss Paresa, Miss Taresa, Miss M.
Taylor, Mrs. G. Lee, Ching Sum Fat,
J. Kamahara, J. Goldstein, A. C. Mo
etta. saw thousands of English parcels. A
great many were broken and lying on
the floor. Most of them were ad
dressed to Canadian soldiers."
Of the men in labor camps near
the front lines, the report says, the
work the men were forced to do, on
insufficient food, poorly clothed, ex
posed to the weather, "was not only
forbidden by the iaws of war but was
excessively hard". It continues
"Two Instances are given in the
evidence of men who weighed 13 stone
when captured. One was sent back
from the firing line too weak to walk,
weighting 8 stone only: the other es
caped to the British lines weighing
no more. Another man lost two stone
in six weeks. Such was their hunger
that we hear of them picking up food
potato pellings that had been trampl
ed under foot. One instance is given
of an Australian private, who was
starving, had fallen out to pick up a
piece of bread left on the roadside by
Belgian women for the prisoners. He
was shot and killed by the guard for
Extracts from the affidavits of. two
escaped prisoners, continue: "The
prisoners' quarters were so crowded it
was impossible for them to lie on their
backs. No soap, blankets, or great
coats were provided."
"At Ervillers, the rain leaked
through the prisoners' hut. Although
there was a stove in the hut they
were not allowed to light it. The un
terofflzier was seen on two occasions
to strike men with a transport-driver's
Every phrase of an annex to the
Hague convention concerning prison
ers of war, to which Germany was a
party, is shown by the evidence at
tached to the report to have been
Another Mysterious Disappearance
"115 War-Stained Heroes of Foreign
Legion Arrive Here." Trlbuno head
line. You will guess a half-dozon na
tionalities as their eighty-six bronzed
faces come up tho street. Tribune
Of Schooner Crew
Drifted In South Seas For 50 Days
Finally Sighted From Tahiti And
Were Rescued When All Hope
PAPEETE, Tahiti, Sept 27 (By
Mail) (Associated Press Correspond
ence.) "Saved by the hand of God"
is the way the nine natives compris
ing the crew of the 80-ton schooner
"Oromana" characterize their escape
from death after having drifted help
lessly 50 days on one of the loneliest
bits of ocean in the Seven Seas.
When the wreck of the "Oromana"
was towed into Papeete harbor this
week one of the most remarkable voy
ages known in these waters was com
pleted. The vessel, a two-mast schoo
ner, owned by natives of Riraatara,
an island about 300 miles southwest
of Tahiti, left her home port without
cargo bound for the inland of Rurutu
in the same group where she was to
undergo repairs and take a cargo of
copra for Tahiti.
Two days out she was struck by a
storm which carried away both her
masts and later her rudder leaving
her a hopeless derelict.
With never a glimpse of land or
sail to give a ray of hope, the "Oro
mana" drifted for 50 days. After 15
days the supply of food was gone. The
natives managed to catch a shark with
hook and line. This lasted them five
days. The rest of the time they had
no food. An occasional shower prev
ented death from thirst.
Then the "miracle" happened. The
mountains of Tahiti rose slowly over
the horizon. The shifting sea current
brought them nearer and nearer un
til they were finally sighted from
shore and a power boat sent to tow
them in. They were too weak to rise
to their feet but after a few days
ashore all appear to be rapidly recov
ering from their experience.
The natives say the hand of God
guided their craft for the prevlallng
winds in these latitudes are from the
northwest, a direction which would
never have brought them to Tahiti.
Entered Of Record
MARY K. BAKER (widow) to Mary
K. Baker, pes. land, Paunau etc.,
Lahaina, etc., Maui, Oct. 27, 1903.
$1 and love.
CECELIA A. HATORI & HSB. (H.) et
al., to C. Brewer & Co., Ltd., 1-9 int.
in Aps. 1, 2, & 3 of R. P. 6267 Kul.
4376 Paukoliohilo etc., Olowalu,
Maui, Nov. 20,' 1918. $200.
PILA OPIO to Trs. of James H. Ray
mond & wf. right to purchase for
1150 Gr. 2078 Kualapa, Honuaula,
Maui, Niov. 14, 1918. $1.
C. BREWER & CO. LTD., to Olowalu
Co., 153 4-10 A of Gr. 4973 Olowalu,
Lahaina, Maul, Oct. 16, 1918, 25 yrs.
at $350, per annum. t
Peahl Hui Shareholders.
They will be a meeting of the Hui
Kual Aina o Peahi, on the 21st day of
December, 1918, at the Peahi Church,
Peahi, at 10 a. m.
For the purpose of leasing 200 acres
cf land on the makai side of the Gov.
President, J. K. SMYTHE,
Sec'y., FRED WILHELM.
(Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20.)
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Do you know that it costs you only
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of our OLD KONA by mail? .Why
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more than what you are using. Others
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5-pound packages, postpaid $1.60
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