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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 19 JO
THE MAUI NEVAS
ROYAL TYPEWRIT R
utered at the Post Olflce at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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SATURDAY. JANUARY 8, 1910
Prosperous Secretary Wilson of the agricultural department calls
Farmers. 1909 "the most prosperous of all years" for the farm
ers of the United States, and the figures support his statement. The
value of our farm products is SX,7;0,000,000, a net gain of $Kr,9,000,000
over 1 90S. The corn erop alone was worth 81 ,720,XX),(KK, an amount
said to lie greater than the value of all the gold and silver eoin ami bul
lion in the country. This makes corn the king of American products.
Cotton comes second. Tts value, estimated at current quotations for the
staole and for the seed, is nut at $K59,XK),000. Wheat comes third with
a valuation of 8725,000,000.
We hear a great deal less of liny, liecause it does not figure in the spec
ulative market, hut it comes fourth on the list. The value of this year's
hay crop to the farmers of the country is no less than $0(15,000,000, and
this despite the marvelous growth of the automohile industry. Oats conn
next. The value of the crop is 8 400,000,000. Potatoes net our farmers
and market gardeners the handsome sum of 8212,(XX),(XX).
Among other products of the farm that help to swell the grand total
are heets and cane for sugar and molasses, $95,0)0,HX); harley, 8.SS.IXX),
000; flaxseed, 8oti,(XX),(XX), and rice, 25,0X),0OO.
The result of an investigation carried on in fifty cities into the let
question will he a surprise to most people. The farmers, according to
.Secretary Wilson, have not shared equally with the packers and the re
tailers in the upward movement of heef prices, hut the retailers rather
than thu packers are said to le responsihle for prices that have Urn pro
nounced exhorhitant. The reports from the fifty rities show that the
total retail cost charged to consumers for heef alxive the wholesale cost
paid by the retailers avesages 3H per cent. The lower the grade of meat,
it is said, the greater is the percentage of gross profit. On the other hand
the farmer shared equitably in the market price of hogs.
In view of the general showing it would Jie difficult for the American
agriculturist to find reasonable excuse for complaint. For the present,
at all events, he must concede that if anyliody is privileged to find fault
it must lie the consumer.
Custom House There is a persistent demand for a congressional in
Frauds. vestigation of the sugar frauds. To this President
Taft, his cabinet advisers and many prominent members of his party are
opposed. The President has given in his message his reasons for oppos
ing an investigation. They are good ones, and, supported as they are by
the secretary of the treasury and the attorney-general, they should be
sufficient. The department of justice is conducting at present an inquiry
that will le more exhaustive than any that could lie undertaken by Con
gress, that will be less expensive in time and money, that will prolie
deeper and more effectually, and that will have better results.
Beyond giving the disgraceful facts additional exposure and wider pub
licity an outcome whereof the moral inflluence would lie questionable
there is nothing that a congressional investigation could accomplish that
will not be accomplished more expeditiously and thoroughly by the pros
eeutions now in progress or by those to follow in the ordinary process o:
law. Secretary MaeVeagh in his report touches upon a salient point in
the case when he declares that the custom house service must lie purged
of the influence of local iMilitics and jMiliticians if it is ever to lie freed
permanently from dishonesty and fraud. lie brings out' clearly, too, the
fact that what is aimed at now, and what, alxive all things must lie
achieved, is a complete uncovering of the conditions that have made the
frauds on the government not only possible but inevitable. 'Prosecu
tions," he says, "are but unavoidable instances of the purposes to rehab
ilitate the service." This purpose and this end are worthy. An invest!
gation carried on simply to satisfy a morbid appetite for the sensational,
or with the view of affording political capital, would be neither desirable
nor profitable. Let the courts perforin their functions. Congress has
enough to do if it will do its full duty.
Call the The Hawaiian Star of January 3rd says editorially: .
Bluff. "Senator Coelho is out with the usual bluff about the 'Ha
waiian vote' and the old-time warning that it is likely to put the Repub
lican party out of business in the next election unless certain steps are
taken to conciliate. Coupled with the warning are some absurd threats
to throw mud Coelho couldn't handle anything else anyhow and a
straight prediction that if Kuhio is not nominated "the whole ticket will
"The community has had enough of this sort of threut. It is perhaps
time to see what there is in it. e do not think that Kulno is the whole
partyand if what Coelho calls the "Hawaiian vote' thinks he is, the rest
of the party may as well know it. There are worse things for political
parties than being beaten in a campaign. One such thing would In? to U
led by Coelho. Another woyld be to accept his insulting threats and
pusillanimously do his bidding in Order to get the Hawaiian vote.
"It should be said in partial explanation that there is no such thing
as a Hawaiian vote , any more than there is a white vote. Ihe Hawaii
ans don't vote all together, nor do the whites. Coelho, however, chooses
to threaten the Republican party by saying that the Hawauans will vote
together as a race unless a certain man, who has repudiated and insulted
the party, is placed at the head of its ticket, the proper answer is to
tell Mr. Coelho and his followers to go ahead and and do it. We don't
U lieve he can get enough Hawaiian following to be a factor worth con
sidering at all. If he can so much the worse for the Hawaiians!"
This is the worst slam at Kuhio yet. He may have broken with the
administration ami even called Governor Frear a liar, but for the "Star"
to associate his name with that of Coelho is more than the Prince de
What to If you would increase your happiness and prolong your lift
rorget. forget your neigliUirs faults, forget all the slander you
have ever heard. Forget the temptations. Forget the fault finding, and
give a little thought to the cause which provoked it. Forget the peculiar
ities of your friends, and only rememlier the good points which make
you fond of them. Forget all personal quarrels or histories you may have
heard by accident, and which, if repeated, would seem a thousand times
worse than they are. Riot out as far as possible all the disagreeables of
life; they will come, but will only grow larger when you remember them
and the constant thoughts of the acts of meanness, or, worse still, malice,
will only tend to make you more familiar with them. Obliterate every
thing disagreeable from yesterday, start out with a clean sheet today,
and write upon it for sweet memory's sake only those things which are
lorely and loveable.
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Twentythree Criticise the
Think Babbitts Shoes Would
Honolulu, January 5. Twenty-
three is the mystic numeial that
Governor Frear is contemplating
since his return from the mainland
That is the exact number of candi
dates for the office of Supprinten
dent of Public Instruction, vice
Winfred Habhitt, who has joined
the forces of the Labor Bureau of
the Planters' Association.
Before the return of Governor
Frear candidates were scarce but
they have budded forth in luxuri
ance and numbers since t lie Chief
Executive of the Territory has re
turned lo occupy his new office in
the capitol building.
The announcenent of the Gover
nor this morning that there were
twenty-three candidates for the
place came as a surprise even to
those who expected, that a large
number of nominations were being
made that had not yet gained pub
licity through the executive oflice
and other sources, Charles King
school iujjpector, and Charles Bald
win are only two of the twenty'
three candidates for Babbitt's job
who have courted publicity.
That Baldwin will he the one
man selected from the twenty-three
men and women who consider
themselves available is becoming a
more or less general opinion among
those who have an idea of the ex
pressed predeliction of the Gover
nor in regard to the selection of a
successor to Babbitt, Baldwin has
a strong degree of support among
the principals and it is believed
probable that he will be named as
the man for the place.
King is also looked upon as a
strong candidate from among the
aspiring twenty-three, and while
their names have not been given
out by the Governor and the can
didacy of the majority is shrouded
in more or less secrecy, it is known
that the names run the gamut of
the personnel of the department
and a few from outside sources.
Bulletin and Star Take Issue
If it has the virtue of necessity,
there must lie something very cx
citing going on of which the peace
ful citizens of Honolulu know
nothing. Judged, "Hell must he
The Thetis is off shore near the bell
buoy not far from Paia.
That the Maii News is not the
only paper in the islands whicli
feels that Governor Frear is not
above criticism may be seen from
the following editorial which ap
peared in the Hawaiian Star of
Governor Frear paying a lino of
$400 to travel here on a foreign
steamer because there is no Ameri
can steamer to bring him, is power
ful spectacular argument for sus
pension of the coastwise shipping
regulations. In one way it is rather
an absurd spectacle, an American
governor deliberately violating a
law of his own government and
agreeing to pay the fine.''
The E vening Bulletin says edi
torially on the same date.
It is ridiculous indeed that the
Governor of the Territory of Ha
waii should pay four hundred dol
lars for the privilege of traveling
on a foreign ship.
Also it is not true that no Ameri
can steam hip offered on which the
Governor of the Territory might
make his trip home within a rea
That makes the four hundred
dollars grand stand flubdub all tm
By waiting three days the Gover
nor could have traveled on an
American steamship and arrived
in this city on January 7, whereas
by paying four hundred dollars he
travels in "gilded luxury'' under
the Japanese flag and gains three
There is no telling what remark
ably important matters may be
calling the Governor hack with
such .extreme haste. From all in
dications, locally, there is nothing
on the hoards that could not wait.
Surely the Territory is not justified
in paying one hundred dollars a
day to fc,ain three more days of the
Chief Executive's time, though al
ways glad to have him at home.
If intended as a spectacular
move, the four-hundred-ilollar-fine
trip is a fizzle. It will not have
the slightest effect on San Fran
cisco or Congress.
Liquor Dealers Offer Assis
The Wholesale Liquor Dealers
Association have ofl'eied to pay the
cost of all 'chemical tests asked for
by the liquor license board of Hono
lulu or desired by the chemist ap
pointed by the hoard in order to
bring to justice the reiailers and
others who are selling poison as
It is claimed in Honolulu that
the offenders are Orientals and it
is urged that none but reliable citi
zens be given licenses to ileal in
this line of business.
The following letter- has been
sent to the Secretary Long of the
Board of License Commissioners:
. "Dear -ir: At a meeting of the
Board of Directors of this Associ
ation held on the 4th instant, the
following resolution was duly pass
ed. " 'In view of the recent criticisms
as lo the purity of the wines and
liquors handled in this Territory,
the Board of Directors of this As
sociation ask the Board of License
Commissioners to appoint a com
petent chemist acceptable to both
parties to obtain and examine
samples of the various liquors and
wines handled by the different
licensees in this Territory, the
charge of said chemist to be borne
by this Association, said chemist
to take samples irom time to time
as the Board of License Commis
sioners may direct, or he may see
"In case your honorable Board
desires our cooperation in the mat
ter we shall be glad to confer with
you at any time that may be con
venient to you.
"It. J. BUCIILY,
"Secretary Wholesale Liquor Deal-
ers' Association of Hawaii, Incorporated."
Sfime Sfable3ciliului Railroad Co.
The following schedule will go into effect July 1st, 1909.
CLASS Pass. Pass.
STATIONS No. f No. 2
A. M. A. M.
Kabul ui " Lv. (i IT, 7 ,10
Puunene Ar. li 25 S 00
l'uimene ' Lv. 0 30 8 10 '
Kahului aY (i 40 S 20
Kahului Lv. (i SO
Wailuku Ar. 7 02
Wailuku Lv. 7 10
Kahului Ar. 7 22 f
Kahului Lv. 7 25
Spreckelsville Lv. 7 .'57
Paia Ar. 7 50
Paia ' Lv. X 00 '
Spreckelsville Lv. X 15 "
Kahului Ar. X 27
Kahului Lv. X ;!(
Wailuku Ar. S 45 S
Wailuku Lv. !) 00
Kahului Ar. 9 15
Spivckclsvillo Lv. -r H
Paia , Ar .
I'aia Lv .
Spreckelsville Lv. .....
Kahului Railroad Co.
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, LTD.;
ALEXANDER BALDWIN, LTD., Line of Sailing Vessels bttwetn
San Francisco and Hawaiian Ports;
AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN STEAMSHIP CO.