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rjBttSlsED EVEXY SATURDAY
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5:t tri.iy, O CTOBER 27
Tho Nnws greet its readers this week with tho amumnee
;n -lit of another nv enterprise, larger in its scope th in nny yet
:i mnuncxvl. This tivV. Kahului is tho luclcy winner atul Wailuku
. lends hearty congratulations. There are yet many opporMmi
i'os to embark in paying enterprises on Maui. One by one they
ii-.' being developed, ami each one that comes strengthens all the
est. As long as such opportunities remain uudovol;v!u. it will
i - the policy of thi j p.tpjr to point thein out. This do:; ; not moan
' '.nit "Wailuku is to be boomed in any sense of the term. And it is
to be hoped thatiio one will come to Maui and start a new business
before having carefully figured out the chances and demonstrated
its success. But it is to be hoped, at tho same time, that the many
excellent opportunities now offered to develop good paying business
es will not have to wait long for tho right man to come along.
) It is n mistake for any firm
believe that advertising in their town paper will not pay. hucii
advertising, intelligently done, will pay for itself in my times
over. Of course a formal advertisement, left standing too long
v. ;il become dusty and shop worn, but a live advertiser, who
insists in-telling through the advertising columns of his town
paper, in un attractive form, just what he has to sell' and what he
vvants to sell, can depend on it that his advertisement will find
interested readers who want exactly what he has got for sale.
This truth is demonstrated over and again in live business com
munities, but the merchants of Maui have yet to learn by ex-i'-jrienco
the true value of printers' ink.
The recent rains on central Maui will mean many thousands
c t' dollars In the pockets of the shareholders of sugar sfock in
'.is favored region. Almost every afternoon rain bearing
showers drift across the Haiku, Paia and Spreckelsville planta
tions. The otheir afternoon when a heavy shower was falling, the
p jople of Wailuku saw a resplendent rainbow, one end of which
.'omed to be nesting on the Spreckelville mill. And for once
there was a big pot of money at the end of that rainbow.
HI It was a bold move on the part of the independents to throw
I. O. Carter and E. Macfarlane overboard. Whom tho gods would
destroy, they first naka mud, und it does seem an act cf mad
ness,on their part. Perhaps the true explanation is that the
independents feel that they aro. strong enough to run things
without help. Election chiy will disabuse their minds, so far
as Maui is concerned, and there are certain indications that Wil
tvxism 'will receive its eternal quietus at tho next election.
IP The people ofMaui should at once organize a hortipultural
soc iety. There are enough people interested in such matters to make
lli? .society a success, and there is very much good and needed
v.'ork to be done by . such a society. It would, for onp thing,
e::list the interest the people with small land holdings in the plant
ing of fruits well adapted to the soil and climate, and directly and
indirectly do . much to promote the interests of tb.3 Island,
and at the same time supply a long felt want for Island fruits.
It in-"not to bo doubted that Germany will push China into a
war, and the other 'great powers of the world realize that fact. And
it is not to be doubted that nothing but a liberal slice of China will
bo ceded to Germany as a result of that war, and the great powers
of Europe realia.p that fact also. The great powers aro not wor
rying, however, a,s they will each receive a slice, whop the time
for division comes,
ggj There ftas. been confident Qle
concerning the personnel of tho
lions, "why was this man put on
oft'"? has been repeatedly asked,
t lie reasons for making the ticket
vvas published, If poor judgment
Ha While developing the material side cf Wailuku, her citizens
are not -unmindful of the spiritual
r reposed to raise funds and invito
us to bo hotter men, KWpmen andf
sponded at once, ancLyi.th.roo of
that purpose. Doai Wmluku deserve to grow and wax f it?
fH They have a! great big plumbers' trust in Honolulu, Wailuku
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c.tii sympaiuisu iuj nonoimu,
here recently, during laying of the water pijo in Wailuku.
Fortunately the gentleman engaged horo made his fo. tuno and
lb'.ired from busittos.uud noAv
at fair rates. . .
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KJ yryau has Hung the traditions to tho winds, in taking the
stump in his own his' behalf as
blithe is gaining votes thereby.
Jv.ux t occupy, but it is. bringing
The indications are that the
La drift back to its first love, the
y. Pui talks. Chicken luau
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hon. .1. W. K:i!u v. Ciri' iit .lii.Uvv Wnliunu
.1 l V. k-..iU iMit'i lliri'iilt Cmirt. Wuilnliu
i Jmli-'iMl.U lloli-itoul.Mst. Mu-.'l-tniH Witiluku
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" KllhtlOlmlllllHlil, " "
L. M. SlnTiit,
A. N. 1Iiiy.4!'lil":i, D.'P ity :i"ri:i
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O. Trlmlilo. "
W. :. S.nVry. Ciiptuin IVmU-h,
M. Kietlumhuil, " "
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V. .7. fc'iviiry, " "
('. H. Dlck'iy, T;ix Asw.-Mr,
. T. KoliitiMin. D'liuty Awn .or
W. (). Atlum,
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doing business in nrr,
criticism, of i friendly nature
Maui News ticket, and the ques
', or ,(why was that man left
To all such we would say that
wore fully stated at the time it
was nnod, point it out,
side, and when last week it was
a minister to come , and help
oh.Ud.ren, the citizens of f t town re
four days, J 1 200 was raised for
lor wo nuo. a taste or that same
our plumbjug work is 1 ing done
candidate for presidential honors,
'It is an undignified position lor
him cloie to the voters.
native vote of Maui is beginning
iudependent party and Bob Wil'
argues. Head them tffj
The German note announcing tho
kaiser's immediate program in China
coincided with Count Von AViiltlcrsoo's
arrival on Chinese soil. During the
past few weeks thousands of (ioiman
soldiers also have been landed there,
while the Gem-am division of battle
ships must, now be approaching the
in:vs:t T!i:il r.'i.ftn!inv ni.vLiict lo
uiiiiwuo pursue a course of aggression seems
"'li'lim no longer doubtful. The kaiser's de
'lu,! Inland that life "few" persona '-who
Wuiiniai have proved to he' 'the original and
real instigators of the 'oi1 rages
against international law which 'have
occurred at Pekin" he delivered up
to the foreign powers for punishment,
before any peace negotiations villi
China be opened this demand is so
extreme that it seems to banish hope
of u speedy settlement and to leave
China and the powers in what
amounts to a state of war.
The demands of
aimed straight at the empress regent,
wlio is, or has been until recently,
the lawful ruler of China. It has
been charged ever since these trou
bles arose that nho was the "orisri-
nal" aid 'real" instigator of the
outrages m Pekin. The English..
who apparently sympathize with the
German position, are very bitter
ainst the empress, and all along
have declared that she should bo
punished. Dr. Morrison, tho Lnndou
Timo3's Pekia correspondent, has
steadily laid the responsibility for
tho attacks upon the legations not
upon the boxers but upon the Chinese
government, of which the empress
regent was the head. As early as
July 5, it may bo added. Mr. Brod-
rick said in the House of Commons
for the British government that the
imperial authorities at Pekin would
be held "pers inally guilty" of any
injuries sustained by Europeans.
Great Britian's presiiit. position
appears to differ from Germany's
only in the fact that Lord Salisbury
does not yet insist that the punish
ment of the guilty ones who were in
authority shall precede negotiations
for a settlement.
If the Chinesij have an atom pf
self respect they will never consent
to surrender their empress regent,
or even lesser members of the govern
ment, to foreign powers to be
punished as those powors tnay chooso
for offenses which could bo adequately
proved only after aa impartial investi
gation. It is truo . that attacks
were made upon the foreigr legations
at Pekin, but the foreign fleets had
already bombarded and take? the
Chinese forts at the mouth of tho
Peiho river. The Chinese had griev
ances against foreigners, and, when
that bombardment had taken place,
it is very possible that t!it imperial
government considered itself at war.
Even then, of course, no possible
excuse existed for besieging tho
legations, yet if China is an empire
to wlucli diplomatic officers, are
accredited, it seems proper that in
case of international difficulties so
closely approaching war its govern
ment bo treated as a government, and
not as tho chief of a, wild centra!
African tribe. To insist upon certain
things, which should properly be
matters for consideration in the
negotiations for peace, before open
ing those negotiations, is to deny to
China fundamental rights as a
sovereign power, Tho utter collapse
of Chinese statehood may as well be
admitted at once if these condition
are insisted upon. Certainly the
Chinese could not bo blamed for
objecting to such measures. They
aro ready to negotiate for a settle
ment. Iu the negotiations the powers
can state their demands concerning
punishment and reparation, and jf
the Chinese decline to concede them,
the powers will be at liberty to use
further coercion. But why should
any nation, with a semblance of pride,
consent to determine one of tho
subjects of i.egotiations beforo nogo.
tiations had commenced, as Minister
Wu expresses it?
The exact proposition made to the
various powers by tho German
government is that "tho cabinets
concerned should instruct tSeir
representatives at Pekin to indicate
tnose icauiug Linnese personages
from whoso guilt in instigating or
perpetrating outrages all doubt is
excluded." This amounts to subject.
ing an indefinite number of Chinese
to a "star chamber" trial by a few
foreigners who aro in Pekin as tho
diplomatic agents of foreign govern
mem, aiki tnose low foreigners,
moreover, aro men whoso judicial
sense has naturally been somewhat
shattered by the bitter experiences
they have been subjected to the
past summer. At least, . it would
tie fairer to have a new set of men
try the case so that exact justice
night be done, especially hi view
of the enormous Issues at stake,
The Germrn note has every ap
pearanee of having been intentionally
couched in terms so servere that a
speedy and peaceful settlement with
China would be impossible. The note
comes from tho power which, a few
years ago, as reparation for tho
death of two lnisslonariis, exacted
from China the "sea port of Kiao Chou
anrl substanially the whole province
of Shantung. It comes from the
power whose territorial hunger is
known to ho more ravenous than
that of any other nation and which
now possesses as un asset empire
t tic lnur ler of its envoy in the streets
of PeVir.. True, the German foreign
minister has declared that his govern
ment did not "desire the partition
of China," but that phrase is very
far from forbidding tho further dis
memberment of China in the sup
posed interests of the German cm
The Law and the FIn.
The extent to which our laws fol
low the flag into new possessions is
dealt with in a decision rendered by
Commissioner Hermann of the Gen
eral Land Office. He decides that
the appropriations for surveying
public lands does not apply to the
island of Porto Rico. The commission
says that as there exists no United
States law for the survey aud dispos
al of Porto Rican lands, which, under
tho cession from Spain inure to qur
government, '-it would appear that
Congressional legislatioa will be ne
cessary before any action can bo
"Congress alone, lie says, "aas in-he-ent
power and control over the
lands belonging to the government
1 he executive branch can -exercise
only such power as Congress may
delegate. Unil the office of rhe sur
veyor general has been discontinued
in any state the commissioner of tho
general land office docs not become
ox officio surveyor and perforin du
ties of surveyor general. No surveyor
general has boon authorized for
I'orto Uica, ana no plan of surveys
has been proscribed".
Citing the special extension to
Alaska of the general survey laws,
the decioton holds that if tho surveys
could not have boon made in Alaska
until specifically authorized by Con
gress, the inference is that they can
not oe niacie m rorto kico until so
authorized. The commissioner recom
mends that some means be adopted
by commission or otherwise, to ascer
tain the location and quantity of land
whoso title remained in the crown at
the date of cession of Porto Rico to
the United States.
Tjie Peking Massacre.
A co-operative force must be col
lected at tho mouth of the Peiho
from all tho nations whoso envoys
have been murdered. This force must
be strong enough to swoop all before
itMu it tho United States must ho
represented, not for vengeance, an
unchristian and unworthy desire,
but for justice inexorable justice;
delayed It may bo and slow, but which
when it smites, will smite without
respect of persons from Prince Tuan
to the most ignorant rioter known
to have shared in this fell, foul work.
Japan, as thp ospoutcir of an inter
national mandate, could have plant
ed her flag at Peking weeks ago.
It will not bo easy for those who ob
jected to her doing so to escape
blame for what has happened because
she did not do so.
At the recent Atlanta, Oa,,
meeting of the Youngi People's
Chistian Union of tho Universalist
Church a resolution Imposing total
abstinence on tne tnemoers and en
listing their efforts for tho prohibition
of tho manufacture and sale of lntox
icuting liquors was defeated by a
large majority. The opposition was
based on the idea that such a reso
lution would be a restraint on the
liberty of individual action. , .
Carroll T), Wright estimates 1,80:1
:5(I0 wage workers in labor organiza
tions in tho United States. He cre
dits tho A. F. of h. with 1,000,(100
A Denver preacher is advocatirg
municipal control of the saloon busi
ness, nus guoum, at least, be a
change from saloou control of muni
If more British troop3 are needed
la China, Qcua Paul caa spare a lew.
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