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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1906
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A Vtxlid Defense.
A party of men, among whom was
.William J. Bryan, were one night
waiting for a train it a depot hotel
in a small Missouri town. The land-
Lays Lippincotl's Magazine, which
relates- the story.
"The talk turning upon the alleged
nability of women to see the point of
i joke as readily as ao the men, Mr.
Jrvan took the ground t hat sense
f if humor was as much a part of the
i'sminine make up a it was that of
an, but that it merely lacked op
ortunity for developement.
'" 'To illustrate,' he said 't;ike the
'ory of the party of excursionists
: the yEgeau St a. When approach
( the Grecian coa.it the party as-
bled, about the rails to enjuy the
fttuiitil'seenery. One lady turned
piiringly to a gentleman at her
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FORT . .
right and said:
" 'What is that white off there on
" That is the snow on the mountain,
replied the gentleman addressed. ,
'"Well, that's funny,' she replied
'My husband said it was grease.'
"All the men in the group larhed
noisily at Mr. Bryan's story, but the
landlady looked puzzled. Finally she
'"But, Mr. Bryan how did
grease get on the mountain?'
"Mr. Bryan at ouce dropped the
defense of women as born humorist."
Mrs. Al De Mustard: "You appear
to be very fond of your poodle. Mrs.
Mrs. Justin De Bunch: "Yes, in
deed. Mrs. Cutler was unkind enough
to say that I loved it more thaa I do
Once again I call your attention
tc the condition of the public-land
n', Recent developments have
given new urgency to the need for
siK'h changes as will fit these laws to
ictual present conditions. The
honest disposal and right use of the
e .naming public lands is of funda
mental importance. The iniquitous
methods by which the monopolizng
f the public hinds is being brought
about under the present laws are
becoming more generally known, but
the existing laws do not furnish eflec
tive remedies. The rerouimendathns
of the Tubiic Land" Commission upon
this subject are wise and Fhou'.d be
The creation of small irrigated
farms under the Reclamation Act is
a powerful offset to the tendency' nf
certain ctlu r l iws to fos'er or per
mit monopoly of the land. Under
that act the construction of great
irrigation works has been proceed
ing rapidly and successfully, the
lands reclaimed are eagerly taken
up, and the prospect that the policy
of national irrigation will accom
plish all that was expected of it is
bright. The act should be extended
to include the State of Texas.
The Reclamation Act derives
much of its value from the fact that
it tends to secure the greatest possi
ble number of homes on the land, and
to create communities of free n ld-
ers, in part by settlement on public
land, in part by forcing the subdi
vision of Urge private holdings be
fore they can get water from Gov
eminent irrigation works. The law
requires that no right to the use of
water for laud in private ownership
shall be sold for a tract exceeding
1G0 acres to any one land owner
This provision has excited active
and powerful hostility, hut the sue
cess of the law itself depends on the
wise and firm enforcement of it. (Ye
can not rlTord to substitute tenants
for freeholders on the public domiio,
The greater part of the remain
Ing public lands can not be irrigated.
They are at present nnd will proba
bly always be of greater value for
grazing than for any other purpose.
This fact has led to the grazing
homestead of 940 acres in Nebraska
and to the proposed extention of it
to other States It is argued that a
family can not be supported on 1G0
acres of arid grazing land. This is
obiviousiy true; but neither can a
family be supported on 640 acres of
much of the land to which it is pro
posed to apply the grazing homestead-
To establish universally any
such arbitrary limit wjuld be unwise
at the present time. It would pro
bably result on the one hand enlarg
ing the holdings of some of the great
land owners, and on the other in
needless suffering &nd failure on the
part of a very considerable propor
tion of the bona fide settlers who
give faith to the implied assurance of
the Government that such an area
is sufficient. The best use of the
public grazing lands requires the
careful examination and classifiea
tion of these lands in order to give
each settltr land enough to support
his family and more. While this
work is being done, and until the
lands are settled, the Government
should take control of the open range,
under reasonable regulations suited
to local needs, following the 'general
pchey aireSdy in successful operation
on the forest reserve. It is probable
that the present grazing valjp of the
open public range, is scarcely more
than half what it once was or what
it might easily be again under care
The forest policy of the admini
stration appears to enjoy the unbro
ken support of the people. The
great users of timber are themselves
forwarding the movement for for?st
preservation. . All organized opposi
tion to the torest reserves in the
West has disappeared. Since the
consolidation of all Government
torest work in the National Forest
Service there has been a rapid and
notable gain in the usefulness ol th
forest reserves to tho people and in
public appreciation of their value.
The national parks within or adja
cent to forest reserves should be
transferred to the charge of the
Forest Service also.
The great insurance companies
afford striking exampl r of corpora
tions whoso business has extended so
far beyond tho ju;isdiction of the
State which created them as to
preclude strict enforcement of su
pervision and regulation by the par
ent States. In my last annual Mess
age I recommend d "that the Con
gress carefullv consider whether tho
power of the Bureau of Corpora
lions can constitutionally bo extend
ed to cover interstate translations in
Recent events have emphasized
the importance of an rally awl ex
haustive consideration of this ques
tion, to see whether it is not possible
to furnish better safeguards than the
several Sates have been able to fur
nish against corruption of the flag
rant kind which has been exposed.
It, has b"en only too clearly shown
that certain of the men at the head
of thse large corporations take but
small note of the ethical distinction
between ho; esty and dishonesty; they
draw tho line only this side of what
may bn called !aw-hooesty ne;cessary
in ord''r t'l avoid falling Into the
clutches ( f the laiv. Of course the
enlv complete remedy for this con
dition must be found in an aroused
public conscience, a higher sense of
ethical conduct in the community at
large, and especially among business
men and in the greet profession of
law, and in the growth of a spirit
which condemns nil dishonesty, whe
ther in rich men or in poor men,
whether it takes the shape of bribery
or of blackmail. But much can be
done by legislation which is not only
drastic but practical. There is need
of a far stricter and uniform regula
tion of the vasjt insurance interests
of this country. The United States
ihould in this respect follow the policy
of other nations by providing adequ
ate national supervisiorrof commercial
interests which a-e clearly national
in character. My predecessors have
repealedlv recognized that the fo
reign business of these companies is
an important part of our foreign
commercial relatiens. During the
Administrations of Presidents Cleve
land, Harrison, and McKinley the
State Department exercised its in
fluence, through diplomatic chan.iels,
to prevent unjust discrimination by
foreign countries against American
insurance companies. These nego
tiations illustrated the propierty of
the Congress recoguizing the national
character of insurance, for in the
absence of Federal legislation the
State Department could only give
expression to the wishes cf the au
thorities of the several States, whose
policy was ineffective through want
I repeat my previous recommcn
da tion that the Congress should also
consider whether the Federal Govern
ment has any power or owes any
duty with respect to domestic tran
sactions in insurance of the interstate
character. That State supervision
has proved inadequate is generally
conceded. The burden upon insur
ance companies, aud therefore their
policy holders, of conflicting regula
tions of many States, is unquestioned,
while but little effective check is
imposed, upon any able and unscr j
pulous man who desires to exploit
the company in his own interest at
the expense of the policj holders and
of the public. The inability of a State
to regulate effectively insurance cor
porations created under the laws of
other States and transacting the
larger part of their business else
where is also clear. As a rempdy
for this evil of conflicting, ineffective,
and yet burdensome regulations there
has been for many years a widespread
demand for Federal supervision. The
Congress bps already recognized that
interstate insurance may be a proper
subject for Federal legislation, for in
creating the Bureau of Corporations
it authorized it to publish and supply
useful information concerning inter
state corporations, "including cor
porations engaged in insurance." It
is obvious that if the compilation of
statistics be the limit of the Federal
power, it is wholly ineffective to re
gulate this form of commercial inter
course between the States, and as
the insurance business has outgrown
in magnitude the possibility of ade
quate State supervision, tho Con
gress should carefully consider
whether further legislation can be
had.' What is sa d abo.e applias with
equal force to fraternal and benevo
leut organization which contract
for life insurance.
Couldnt take a joke.
Oivj of our local attorneys tells the
story of a Jewish merchai.t who was
in the habit of filling his shelves with
dummies, securing all insurance pos-
ible, ufter which his s'ore would
invariably take fire.
At one of such fires lie was stand-
ing on the sidewalk wringing his
hands and exclaiming "I vas a ruined
nan I vas a ruined man."
A bystander said "Come now Ikey
every one knows vou set fire to your
To this he indignantly replied "May
mv Got Yesns strike me dead if I did
At that instant a loose brick fell
from the top of the building, striking
the Jew on th head.
After sometime the merchant re
covered consiousness and looking up
to heaven said, "My Got Yesus cant
you take a yoke."
Tbe reason the child was late.
A few days ago a social gathering
was enjoyed by some of Miuis best
The followning day the writer met
a little daughter of ono of the pro
milieu I citizens who was enjoying
himself throuirhly the night before
and when the child was asked why
she was so late at school she said
Because my papa slept and slept
and wc couldn't wake him up."
Thought we had a trolley.
A pormlnent citizen of up country
was in town a few days ago and was
seen back of town evidently searching
for something and when questioned
replied that he heard the noise caused
by the trolley of the plantation.
As it is well knovn there is no
trolley here the questioner was a bit
surprised but it later developed that
the noise referi ed to was the voices
of the thousands of frogs that inhabit
the taro patches back of town.
We wiil say however that theii
combined voices are enough to excite
the wonder of all who have heard
them for tho first time.
Toasting a Deaf Miser.
It will amaze millions of John Wana
maker's customers, says Marshall P.
Wilder in his new book, "The Sunny
Side of the Street" (Funk & Wagnalls
Company), to know that the man who
is so busy that they can never get
glimpse of him unless they attend his
church is an industrious teller of
stories and always has the "luck tho
that is not his name for it to have
the right story for any situation.
that most oi ins yarns are spun in
Sunday-school does not make them
any the less good. I wish teachers had
told stories wheji I wish a boy, aud I
will bet Bibles to buttons that if teac
hers were practically instructed in
storytelling, all the Sunday-school
rooms would have to be enlarged to
the hold increase of attendants.
But I was speaking of John Wana
maker. While reproving some of his
Sunday school pupils for laughing at
a deat doy's wrong auswers to mis
understood questions, he said:
"Boys, it isn't right to laugh at
any one's affliction. Bes'des, you
never know when your own words
may be turned against you. I once
knew a deaf man let us call him
Brown who was disposed to sting
iness and to getting every dollar he
could out of everybody and every
thing He never married; but he was
very fond of society, so one day he
felt compelled to give a banquet to
the many ladies and gentlemen whose
guest he had been.
"They were amazed that his purse
strings had bon unlooped so far, and
they thought he deserved encourage
ment, so it was arranged that he
should be toasted. One of the most
daring young men of the company
was selected, for it took a lot of nerve
to frame and propose a toast to so
unpopular a man as Miser Rrown.
But the young man rose, and Brown,
who had been notified of what was to
occur, fixed his face in toe custom
ary manner of a man about to be to
asted. And this is what was heard
by every one except Brown, who
never heard anvthing that was not
roared into his ear:
"Here's to you, Miser Brown. You
are no better than a tramp, and it
is suspected that you got most of
your money dishonestly. We "trust
that you may get your just deserts
yet, and land in the penitentiary.'
"Visible evideuces of applause
made Baown smile with gratification.
He got upon his feet, raised his glass
to his hps; and said: 'The same to
you, sir. ' bauce 1'iquante.
"Where have you been now?" ask
ed Mrs. Jawback, icily. It was a
cold day, any hew.
"I've been watching the cavalry
evolutions," explained Mr. Jawback,
trying to warm things up a little.
IN TUP; CIRCUIT COURT Ob1 THE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY
OF HAWAII, 'IN PROBATE.
IN THE MATTEROFTHE ESTATE
OF WILLIAM PATTULLO L.
Pursuant to proper proceedings in
irobate heretofore had in that bo
lalf in ?e Estate of William Pattullo
L. Belt, tha undersigned, Jessie
Broekie Belt on the 8th day of Jan
uary, A. D. 1906, was duly appoint
ed Administrator, qualified as such,
,nd on the same day had issued to
icr Letters if Administration re
All Creditors of said William Pat
tullo L. Bett, deceased, and of said
Estate, are hereby notified to pre
sent their claims, duly authenticat
ed, and with the proper vouchers if
any exist, even if the claim is secured
by mortgage upon real estate, to
the undersigned either at her resi
dence or place of business, in Wailuku,
County of Maui, Terricoiy of Hawaii,
or to D. H. Case, in said Wailuku,
within SIX MONT IS from the date
of this notice; (said date being the
date of the first publication of said
notice) otherwise sujh claim, if any,
will be forever barred.
Dated at Wailuku, Maui,
January 13, 1906. t
JESSIE BROCKIE BETT,
Administrator of the Estate of
WILLIAM P. L. BETT, DECEAS
ED. D. II. CASE,
Attorney for Administrator.
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ian C. Conrad t has been appointed a
District Fire Warden under the
Board of Agriculture end Forestry,
for that section of Molokai extending
from the land of Pukoo to the land
of Halawa, inclusive.
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Mrs. AlDeMustahd."Well, that's
natural. Tbe dog has a pedigree.
hasu't it?" Cleveland Leader.
"I do love to see the horses cara
cole about the field.
"Well, I love to see you stav at
home and carry coal about the house,'
said Mrs. J., with grim humor. "Go
aud attend to the furance at once."-