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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1908
THE MAUI NEWS
ntered at the Tost Otfiee at Wailuku,
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People.
Issued Every Saturday.
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Hugh V . Coke, - Editor and manager
SATURDAY. MAY '2, 1908
A Great Under the above caption the Advertiser last week
Opportunity, referred to the advantages which might accrue
to the teachers fortunate enough to have tne opportunity of attend
ing the summer school of the University of California. As the
Advertiser well says, the educational advantages offered arq of the
very highest order. The teachers therefore, who are given free
transportation to the Coast should be such as, from their education,
position and ability, would be in a situation to profit by the oppor
tunity. Cut, we understand, Superintendent Babbitt proposes to
choose the teachers for the trip by lot, as he considers that the
fairest way to decide as to who shall go.
If Babbitt's idea is to give the teachers an outing; to put a little
rest and recreation in the way of a body of hard-worked and poorly
paid employees, then, of course, one teacher is as much entitled to
the trip an another, and undoubtedly the fairest way to choose is
by Jot. Then nobody can have any kick, and those who go will be
But is this the proper way to look at the question? Did Babbitt,
when asking for the free transportation, base his request upon the
ground that he wished to provide some Territorial employees with
a picnic at Federal expense? Did he ask the aid of the United
States for the able and the incompetent, for the qualified and the
unprepared, for the earnest and the trifler, for the worthy and the
unworthy alike? If he did, then there can be no objection to the
selection by lot.
We are willing, however, to hazard the opinion that the superin
tendent based his request for the transportation on far other
grounds. We feel quite certain that he asked it not on any per
sonal grounds whatever, but on the broad ground of public bene
fit. He must have put it on the ground that the Territory would
benefit through the crop of new ideas to be brought back by the
teachers who should attend, and who would proceed to put these
ideas into force in their schools. We cannot 'see how the favor
could have been asked on any other grounds.
Now, out of the 450 teachers employed by the Territory, at least
150 have either no certificates, or only third-class, which repre
sents scholarship entirely inadequate to enable its possessor to
profit in the least by the instruction to be given at the university.
Yet, if the choice is by lot, this class will have its full represent
ation. We shall see alleged educators of the "I been go" variety
who could not tell an axiom from a megatherium, sitting under in
struction designed for the well informed and intelligent.
On the other hand, the ranks of the Territorial teachers include
many graduates of mainland colleges and other institutions, who
have done good service in the schools of Hawaii for "many years,
and whose meager salaries prevent them from taking advantage
of just such apportunities as the university summer school offers.
To these this trip would afford refreshment and inspiration which
could not fail to improve their work and beuefit the schools in
which they labor. There are also many teachers, born, reared aud
educated in Hawaii, who are piogressive and ambitious, and have
qualified themselves to profit by such instruction as is contemp
lated, These ought not to have their chauces diminished by the
choice of the unfit.
Looking at the matter from a wholly disinterested point of view,
we sincerely hope that if Babbitt is unwilling to bear the respon
sibility of choosing the teachers for the trip, that he will at least
confine the lot to such as have first grade certificates, and have
taught for four or five years. This plan would weed out the in
competent and underserving, and would secure for the Territory
a maximum amount of benefit.
Change The absurd law now on our statute books relative
is need, to gambling is very much in need of amendment in
order to enable the police to cope with the evil conditions that are
known to exist every where in the territory and in a most flagrant
condition in Honolulu.
In this connection the Advertiser of Honolulu says editorially:
A recent despatch from Vancouver, British Columbia, describes
how a raid on a Chinese gambling joint was carried out. The place
was barred the same as are one or two in Honolulu, and some in
the country districts, but the police there had no damage suits to
confront them, and attacked the doors with sledge hammers. The
doors resisted the pounding, whereupon the officers literally chop
ped their way through the side of the building and effected an en
trance. They smashed up the gambling paraphernalia and arrest
ed eleven men found in the joint. These were fined $50 each by
the magistrate, and after this fine had been paid, the Chinese were
immediately rearrested and charged with obstructing the police,
their refusal to open the doors and the fact that their room was
barricaded being the grounds for the charge.
, Honolulu appears to be about the only city where the law-
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cope with the law-breakers or to
eitner wnn cne power to suppress Known law nreaKing or with
laws tbtit will protect them in the discharge of their duties. Every
getable gambling game in the city tyis been raided so often during
the past sixteen months that that feature of the gambling evil has
been about eliminated, but it is notorious that in one or two in
stances percentage games are carried on in places where it is
physically impossible for the police to gain an entrance and secure
the proof of gambling demanded by the local courts.
Behind doors three and four inches thick, strapped with iron,
with all approaches to the building guarded by sentries, who have
electrical bells to warn the players of any danger, and secure in
the knowledge that the laws as framed protect them in their law
breaking, the gambling huis can laugh at the efforts of the police
to suppress them. Although with a full kuowledge that gambling
is going on night and day behind these barricades, the police dare
not rise an axe to break through. No iufortner can be induced to
give evidence against the huis, because of the threats against the
life o anyone who dares to do so. Practically there is nothing that
Sheriff Iaukea can do except harry the games by outside surveil
lance and run the constant danger of a damage suit should anyone
of his men overstep the absurd bounds of the law
Even when the gamblers are caught and convicted, the hubs im
posed are only nominal, five or six dollars with costs. Those who
know the workings of the gambling huis know that tnese fines are
paid out of the earnings of the banks, time after time the prosecut
ing authorities being approached after a raid with the proposal
that the arrested ones will not tight the cases if the fines are made
Such laws and such penalties will never stamp out the gambling,
although the strict enforcement of even such laws as we have
mitigate the evil appreciably. It is only the top notchers, the
higher-ups of the gambling fraternity that are to be handled now.
Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
atvuu w icugg men iiiaunujr tu
furnish the police authorities
The Korean was
a Good Witness.
One day this week a Korean was
lefore District Magistrate McKay to
answer to a charge of malicious in
jury. The witnesses for the prosecution
testified that the defendant had en
tered the house of some Japs at
Camp ! and proceeded to eat a meal
with them without the formality of
an invitation. He was put out but
came bac k with a stick of -wood and
struck one of them on the leg. He
was again put out but tried to enter
the house. The door was barred
and lie went to the window and
broke the window panes with a
A witness for the defendant stat
ed that the Japs had assaulted the
Korean and had splitopcn his scalp
with a stick and while he lay on the
ground took a stick and broke their
own window which they testified
had been done by the Korean.
Judge McKay had the witness iden
tify the stick and then told him to
go to the court room window and
show just how the Jap had broken
the window. Without the slightest
hesitation he went to the window
with the stick and before Attorney
Vivas could stop him he had broken
out two of the window panes.
Every one was astonished and At
torney Vivas offered to have the
The court was impressed with the
evidence and discharged the defen
dant. The Koreans and
The Federal government, which
is keeping a sharp eye on anar
chists here, would do well to in
clude the political Koreans of Ha
waii within its sphere of observa
tion. It is not at all certain that
these gentry, or some of them, are
less dangerous, in their way, than
those who wear the red ribbon; and
their openly-expressed sympathy
for the murderers of D. W. Stevens
gives point to the opinion, already
expressed, that they might have
known something about the tragedy
Within the past day or two the
Honolulu contingent has lashed it
self into a fury over Bishop Harris
utterances, as they appeared in
the Advertiser, on the Korean
situation. Bishop Harris was quot
ed as saying that the hand of God
could be seen in the Japanese oc
cupation of Korea, and that he
meant to see President Roosevelt
and tell him of the good work, in
the Hermit Kingdom, of Ito and
Hayashi. This natural and reas
onable statement bus awakened
profound resentment among the
Koreans, and their expressions
have been so bitter as to alarm
local friends of Bishop Harris as
to his personal safety. He is on
the sea, just now, and will learn
of the trouble when he reaches San
Francisco. Meanwhile a committee
of Koreans is about town trying to
find out who wrote the interview
witli the Bishop, and whether it
fairly expressed his views. The
tone of this committee, in making
a demand upon the Advertiser, was
far from amiable; and it would
seem that, if the Koreans could
convince themselves that the Bis
hop had not been misunderstood,
they would hold him to personal
It is well for these Koreans to
understand that if a hair of the
head of Bishop Harris is injured,
there will be an investigation here
which will not be to their taste. So
much can be predicated of the
Federal power. But apart from
that, it is time for these semi-civilized
Orientals to understand that
the Territory of Hawaii is no place
for them unless they are here to
obey the laws. We have seen too
much of their semi-political in
triguing. We have seen far too
much jubilation over the killing of
Stevens. And Hnwnii ilnps nnt
I care to have any visitor who only
offends in that he exercises the
American privilege of free speech,
either set upon physically or mark
ed down on a secret blacklist by
irresponsible denizens of the Ko
rean type. If anything like an
Oriental Mafia is set up here, or
any Mollie Maguiredom instituted,
those who are responsible for it will
find that American law has a keen
eye, a long arm and a mailed
CARD OF THANKS.
The members of the Waikapu baseball
team wish to publicly express their
thanks to all of those who contributed
funds to purchase an outfit for the team.
Manager Waikapu Baseball Team.
Harold Hayselden, the tobacco and
cigar dealer of Honolulu is in town this
TRESPASS IN KOOLAU AND MAKA
WAO FOREST RESERVES.
Notice is hereby given that after May
ist, 1908 persons desiring to enter the
Koolau or the Makawao Forest Reserves
in the Districts of Koolau and Hamakua
poko, Island of Maui, must first obtain
permits from either Mr. L. von Tempsky,
Makawao, or Afr. W. F. Pogue, Huelo.
Permits will be granted .to those per
sons having legitimate business in the
Persons found in the reserves without
permits are liable to prosecution for tres
pass. The object of this regulation is to pro
tect the forest from unnecessary injury.
The forest is of value to all the people Of
RALPH S. HOSMER,
Superintendent of Forestry.
Honolulu, Hawaii, April 21, 1908.
C. S. Hollow a v.
President and Executive Officer Hoard
of Agricultnre and Forestry.
May 2, 9, 16.
Market Sua,-. Wailuku
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Full line of popular brands of
Celebrated Primo & Seie
25c 2 Glasses 25c
BISMARK STABLES CO.Ltd
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and SALES STABLES
The BISMARK STABLES
proposes to run the Leading Livebt
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DRUMMERS' LIGHT WAGQNS
Excursion Rates to Iao and Ha'e
akala with competent guides
NEW RIGS--NEW TEAMS
Jime JablcJaliuliii Slailroad Company
A M Pas P M Wednsd'y
STATIONS Pab Fr,' Pa '
Kabujui Leave 7.00 2.00 p. m.
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 2.12
Wailuku Leave 7.20 2.20 4.15
Kahului Arrive 7.35 2 35 4.30
Kahului Leave 7.40 9.40 2.40 4.35 5.10
Sp'ville Arrive 7.52 ' J.55 2 52 4.47 5 22
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Paia Arrive 8.10 10.35 3.10 5.00 5.40
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Sp'ville Leave 8.40 3.40
. Kahului Arrive 8.52 11.30 3.52 5 30 y.05
Kahului Leave 8.55 1.00 3.55
Wailuku Arrive 9.10 1.30 4.10
Wailuku Leave 9.20 2.00 4.15
Kahu!ui Vi rive 9.35 2.30 4.30
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Has removed to A. N. Kepoikai's
Cor. Main and Market St.
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W. J. MOODY, Mgr.
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of Automatics and Family Ma
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P. O. Box 25.
Main Street, -
Next Door to Wailuku Cash Store.
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OFFICE: FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING
10 A. M. to 12 M.
1 P.M. to 3 P. M .
7 P.M. to 8 P.M. .
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Delivered in Wailuku etery Saturday
and at Paia and Hamaknapoko on
Wednesdays at lowest prices.
POTATOES, WATERMELONS, BUTTER, ECOS
POULTRY, SUCKLIN0 PICS, CORN, ETC
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Telephone No. 359.
We have only two Gentle
men's Blue Serge SuitSx of
the famous Hoffmann & Roth
ohild make left. Those ele
gant suits . sell in Honolulu
for $20.00, our price now
$14.00 per suit.
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