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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, J 910
THE MAUI NEWS
ntered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of. the People
Issued Every Saturday.
Maul Publishing Company, Limited.
Proprietor and Publlahara
SuBiciPTio Ratks, in Advanck 12.50 per Year, fl.50 Six Months
THE MAUI NEWS-
Hugh Wl . Cok, ... Bdltor and Manager
SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 26. 1910
INCLUDING BASEBOARD AND METAL COVER
High Cost A question, and a very nice question, lias arisen as to our
of L1ving. consistency in this matter of demanding a general waling
down of priees. It is said of us that the present clamor against high
prices is in a large measure the result of our forgetfulness, and in a large
degree a consequence of our proneness- to lw discontented when we have
achieved that which we have Imvu struggling for. It is not necessary to
become partizan on this question; in fact, the more impartial our attitude
toward it the more interesting does it leeone.
To go hack a few years. One of the most hitterly contested jolitical
battles ever fought in the United States was that of 189(5. Since 1892,
at least, the tendency of prices had leen steadily downward. The pro
ducts of the farm and mill had sunk to a level so low in value, anil de
mand had fallen off to such an extent, that the agricultural and indus
trial districts suffered alike from "hard times." Conditions called loud
ly for a panacea. Mr. Bryan brought it forward. Gold, he said, hail
Itecome so scarce, that it became possible for the comparative few to
monopolize its possession and silver having t cen crowded out by adverse
and unjust legislation, the lack of a metallic currency forced prices down
ward. The remedy lay in the restoration of silver to its rightful place
in the financial system of the country. High prices were essential to
prosperity, therefore high prices were desirable.
Mr. McKinley and his following were just as pronounced a. Mr. Bryan
and his following in their attitude 'of hostility toward low prices. The
whole country, in fact, was up in arms against low prices. The only
difference letween the Republican and the Democratic positions arose
from a difference in the proposed method of bringing alxiut high prices.
The popular vote showed that 7,104,779 citizens favored the McKinley
plan for restoring high prices, while 6,502925 favored the Bryan plan,
and the McKinley plan prevailed.
Among these nearly 14,000,000 voters not a solitary voice was heard
demanding the maintenance of low prices. The point is, supposing the
conditions of 1892-1896 should return, would the experience of the latter
year be repeated in 1912? There is here certainly a field for interesting
conjecture, as there is in the situation reasonable ground for asking our
selves if we really want low priees now.
Low prices and low cost of living are to the interest to those who
simply live off of what they have already accumulated. If high prices
are equitable they are beneficial to the man in business and all classes of
producers. This applies as well to the manufacturer, the farmer and the
There should be no complaint alout high prices nor high cost of living
provided the high prices are equitable. If the laborer receives a higher
wage than the business of his employer will stand the business of the
employer becomes stagnant and further development of such business
ceases and in consequence the laltorer must suffer. When on the other
hand the employer reaps unduly large profits without justly compensat
ing his employees for the labor performed the lalorers suffer.
No sensible person will demand lower prices. Reasonable return for
capital and just compensation for lalxr and an opportunity to get returns
for both is what is desired.
Elks' Trail Was
Honolulu, February 22. -Twenty-seven
hundred paid admissions
pasted the portals of the famous
Elks trail between seven o'clock
and midnight Monday.
However, don't let anyone go
away lugging off the impression
that rowdyism and hoodlumism
was permitted to prevail for a sin
gle instant. Excellent order was
maintained on the grounds.
... The large police force, however,
waa mainly made up of the man
sized members whose duly it was
to run to earth any old thing in
the shape of a man who might
have a large-sized piece of local
currency in his pockets.
Over at the dance hall they do say
that fifteen hundred people attemp
ted to trip the light fantastic toe.
The Trail bore a close resem
blance to an up-to-date mainland
The drawing card at the Punch
and Judy-show was. Lorrin An
drews, who appeared arrayed in a
startling princess creation. This
gown of flambuoyant hue fitted
the Adonis-like form of the local
attorney with clinging persistence.
They do say that Andrews was ob
liged to use a shoe horn to get into
The Applegate Court of Injustice
certainly deserved the name. Here
it was the saint and sinner, "wet'
and "dry,,' suspensionist and an-ti-suspensionist,
affluent and the
broke politician and patriot gath
ered. They didn't exactly assemble
under their own free will, but were
the victims of the vigilant host of
special policemen and detectives
under the jurisdiction of Jack
Doyle and other Elks.
Now, if there is any eligible
male in Honolulu over the age of
twenty, who has not been placed
under arrest on Elks Trail and
dragged before that judicial trium
viate, including Lou Whitehouse,
as chief justice, and Attorneys Coke
and Douthitt, as associates, let
him be patient. It's coming to him
and it will be a plenty.
As each victim was passed along
the line to the Applegate court he
was presented with a sample of in
justice dispensed at the judicial
mill. Fines ranged from three to
ninety-nine cents, but then there
was always the code.
Charlie Bartlett was fined five
cents and costs because he attemp
ed to masquerade as an expert on
the water question.
Mareton Campbell became abus
ive to the court and declared that
he would soak the judiciary. They
gave Campbell the limit in fines
and told him that the water could
not come too soon to suit all con
cerned. Lloyd Conkling was charged
with embezzlement of seventeen
million dollars, all of which he
spent for cigarettes. He passed a
buck to the cash register.
L. S. Conness was assessed a fine
for making Goo-goo eyes at Miss
Hilo. Connie declared that he had
no sinister designs, but would wait
until the giddy young thing had
"grown up." He got his
Charlie Chillingworth, as prose
cutor, had it in for Mort Oat, but
the court being lenient, Mr. Oat
was left off with a slight contribu
tion and a reprimand.
Auditor Bicknell was adminis
tered a verbal slap on the wrist,
which he bore with Christian foiti-tude.
THE ROYAL STANDARD TYPEWRITER IS THE
EQUAL IN EVERY RESPECT OF ANY ONE HUN
DRED DOLLAR TYPEWRITER ON THE MARKET
Mayor Fern was charged with
having arranged a luau without a
supply of poi. His Honor declares
that hereafter he favors a govern
ment by commission.
Frank Boyer contributed to
court finances for having more
than one cigar in his possession
the property of another.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY OF
In Prolate At Chambers.
. In the Matter of the Estate of Keanini
late of VVaikapu, Maui, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to an order of the Honorable Selilen B.
Kingsbury, Judge of the above entitled
Court, the undersigned was on the 19th
day of January A, D. 1910, duly appoint
ed administrator of the estate of Keani
ni, deceased, and that letters of Adminis
tration have been issued to the under
signed. All creditors of said Keanini, deceased,
and of said Estate are hereby notified to
present their claims with the proper
Touchers, if any exist, even if the claim
is secured by mortgage on real estate, to
the undersigned at his office at Wailuku,
Maui, Territory of Hawaii, within six
months from the date of this notice, said
date being date of the first publication of
said notice; otherwise, such claim, if any,
will be forever barred.
' Dated at Wailuku, Maui, this 26th day
of February A. D. 1910.
CH AS. WILCOX,
.'Administrator Estate of Keanini, de
ceased, Feb. 26, March 5-12-19-26.
notice of this Order, be published in the
"Maui News," a weekly newspaper
printed and published in said Wailuku,
Maui, for three successive weeks, the last
publication to be not less than two weeks
previous to the time therein appointed
for said hearing.
Dated the 24th day of February, 1910.
(Signed.) S. B. KINGSBURY,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the 2nd
(Signed) Edmund H. Hart, (Seal.)
Clerk of the Circuit Coart of the 2nd
Feb. 26. Mch. 5, 12, 19.
Joseph Nunes retumedjast week from
Honolulu and returned Wednesday. He
is one of Berger's band boys. His father
accompanied him on his return. Mr.
Nunes Sr. goes to Honolulu for a surgical
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND
. CIRCUIT, TERRITORY OF HAWAII.
- In Probate At Chambers, No. 1350.
In the Matter of the Estate of JOHN
SWIFT, late of Waikapu, Maui, deceased.
Order of Notice of Petition for Allow
ance of Accounts, DeterminingTrust and
Distributing the Estate.
On Reading and Filing the,. Petition
and accounts of John Crowder, of Pakole,
Koolaupoko, Oahu, Administrator of the
Estate of John Swift, deceased, wherein
petitioner asks to be allowed f and
charged with $ , and asks that the
same be examined and approved, and
that a final order be made of Distribution
of the remaining property to the persons
thereto entitled and discharging peti
tioner and sureties from all further re
It is Ordered, that Wednesday, the 6th
day of April, A. D. 1910, at 10 o'clock A.
M. before the Judge presiding at Cham
bers of said Court at his Court Room in
Wailuku, Maui, be and the same hereby
is appointed the time and place for hear
ing said Petition and Accounts, and that
all persons interested may then aud there
appear and show cause, if any they have,
why the same should not be grauted,
and may preseut evidence as to who are
eutitled to the said property. And that
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