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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1910
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
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JUNE 11. 1910
Water Meters, Water In the throe- cornered agreement between
Rates and Water. ' the Territory, the County of Maui and the
Wailuku Sugar Company, it in coneeded the Wailuku Warer Work? are
untitled to a daily supply of over 600,000 gallons of water from the ai
luku rfver, but on top of that the Board of Superv'sors 1ms neon lit to
'.dopt regulations ealling for the installation of water meters and to tax
users of water seven and one-half rente per thousand gallons fur water
mtasured out to householders of Wailuku and Kahului, apparently a
very objectionable move to the people of Wailuku to judge by the temper
of the public at last Wednesday night's meeting. As whs said at the meet
ing the present water rats are acceptable, and except for some very
powerful reason ought not to be disturlied.
It is said the present reservoir annot hold 500,000 gallons of water,
and so it is apparent this quantity cannot lie delivered to consumers, and
except what is taken into the reservoir the remainder is running into the
ditches and stream as so much surplus or waste water. Under such con
dition why ask the residents of Wailuku to pay more for water?
When the law of supply and demand is in operation, the usual time
for raising prices is when the demand is equal or exceeds the supply. In
this case the natural law is being reversed. With a large supply of water
running to waste, the public is asked to pay more for water, and the
natural end of cutting down our daliy Iwths to one-half a tubful a week
will result in the wrong economy of having a larger supply of water than
even before running to waste.
The public can see, or derive, no benefit from this unsed ' water which
might have giveu the householder a lieautiful lawn lwrdered with flowers
The supervisors should listen to reason and eut out.the water meters,
leave the water rates as they were, and that is all -what the people of
Wailuku are asking.
As to distinctions between house lots with water right and house lots
without that is another question entirely. Let the owners of such pro
perty do what they will with their own.the public is not interested in that ;
but out of the bountiful supply of water at the disposal of the authorities
let the householders have all the water they want at the old rates, for
with plenty of water what reason or virtue there in asking residents of
Wailuku to pay famine prices for water?
Put a Limit to In recent telegraphic news appear an item, that
Money Greed. Havemeyer, who in his days was the head and soul
f the Sugar Trust.was himself the instigator of the colossal sugar weigh
ing frauds whereby the Federal Government was defrauded of millions in
money for suga'r duties, and that Heike, Spitzer and others, were merely
the tools. That so rich a man, a leading citizen, and multi-millionaire,
should instigate others to swindle and steal in order that he, the wealthy
Havemeyer, may pile up his useless wealth a little higher, and fill his
vaults a little faster, is an astounding revelation of the rottenness and
and moral depravity of those in high places, who are living in all the
luxury that wealth could buy.
While the principals and their underlings will no doubt receive fit
punishment for their jnisdoings, yet what they did should set people to
thinking if it is not aUiut time to curb their greed for money and its
abuses, by setting a limit to the amount of wealth a man should be al
lowed to accumulate and control. In their desire to safeguard the people
the founders of the nation set a limit to political power and aspirations,
and why not protect the people from the-abuses of money power by a
like limitation? Is it harder for one to give up money power than for a
man to relinquish political power?
In order to curb shameless graft among otlicers of Life Insurance Com
panies a few years ago, the legislature of New York Slate, set a limit to
the amount of new business such companies should write in a year,
which was certainly a very drastic step in the direction of putting a limit
to the amount of business a corporation should go into.
If such a measure is justifiable iu such cases, why may not the people
protect themselves in a like manner from those who freely use their
wealth to corrupt public officers, legislatures or other governing bodies, as
shown in the recent scandals at Albany, at the New York custom house,
and at San Francisco, by putting a limit to the amount of wealth one
may accumulate and control? Remove the incentive and ' the llave
nieyers will cease to corrupt others.
Jurors and The June term of the Second Circuit Court opens at La
Jurles. haina next week, ami jurymen from all over the County
w ill lie in attendance. It is a matter of vital interest to the iwonle of
the County to have the very best of our available citizens serve on the
jury, for such juries will command respect and their verdicts in any case
will carry weight. Too often in tlie past when a verdict lias neen ren
dered, critics and friends of the losers, will point the liinger of seorit at
an individual juror and by innuendo leave it to the inferred that that
juror's vote was. influenced, but when the very lest of Jourcitiens serve
on the panel, by their standing and reputation alone are the scoffers
silenced, and the respect due to this coordinate brunch of the court
Too often lawyers lend their combined energies and skill towards se
curing a jury which they think will lean favorably towards the cause
they have in hand for trial, and the ends of justice, which would lie liet-
ter served if such considerations out not enter, sutler, which
would not le the case if the test of the fitness of a juror were: will the
iuror set aside prejudice and decide only on the law ami evidence?
The abuses of the iurv system and courts pointed out elsewhere have
grown as the result of the lax system of allowing attorneys at law to ex
clude iurvmen which they shrewdly think will not favor their side of the
matter at issue, regardless of other considerations, forw ith such attorneys
the sole obieet is to win the case, and the greater the crime charged, the
greater the reputation which goes with it to advertise the attorney's suc
cess m his business. To such the law is merely an obstacle to no gotten a
round by hook orcrook, and the jury something to be moulded to suit
the case in hand and the result has been a growth of abuse which fairly
utaRKers the student, who delves in the musty' records of our courts of
law. When no sucn unworthy motives are auoweu to prevail 111 me
courts of this County, right shall prevail, the righteous rejoice and the
criminally inclined are discouraged.
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Courts of Law
and Jury Trials.
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his medicine with docility,
"With our progressive American
methods of despatching other classes
of business, why should the compari
son of the American and British
courts prove so against us? Asks
Mr. Justice Brown. Answering his
own question, he says:
"A court in conservative old Eng
land disposes of adozen jury cases in
the time that would be required
here for despatching one. The dause
is not far to seek. It lies in the
close confinement of the counsel to
the questions ut issue, and the
prompt interposition of the court to
prevent delay. The trials are con
ducted by, men trained for that spe
cial purpose, whose interest is to
expedite and not prolong them. No
time is wasted in immaterial ' mat
ters. Objections to testimony are
discouraged, rarely argued, and ul
most never made the subject 'of ex
ception. The testimony is confined to
the exact point at issue. TMere ora
tory is at a discount. New trials are
rarely grunted. A criminal trial is
especially a serious business,
since in the case of a verdict of
guilty it is all up with the defen
dant, and nothing can save him
from punishment but the pinioning
power of the Home Secretary. The
result is that defendants rarely es
cape punishment for their crimes
and homicides are infrequent.
'On this subject Mr. Taft ia again
quoted . He makes t he suggestion that
the restoration to the statues of the
procedure by which the' verdict
rendered is the result of .the inde
pendent judgment of the jury, guid
ed by both the judge's instructions
as Ui the law, and also by his sug
gestions and comments as to facts,
could work no injustice to any per
son brought into court, and would
secure not only greater efficiency in
the enforcement of che criminal law,
but also much greater speed in the
disposition of the cases.
The distinguishing feature of the
American constitution is that it
places the court alive the courts of
any other nation of the world. If I
were asked to state, in brief form, the
respect in which the American con
stitution differed from any other na
tion that ever existed, whether of a
monarchy or a republic, I would ans
wer that the great departure made by
the liutiou-builders in forming thia
Government was to make its judi
ciary a distinct, organic, and coor
dinate part of that Government.
Upon these courts have been placed,
by the organization of this Govern
ment, greater power, greater respon
sibility, and greater dignity than
were ever placed upon the courts of
any nation of the world.
"Referring to the comparatively
small number of convictions in cri
minal courts, tlie reader should not ,
of course, lose sight of the fact that
the first duty of the prosecuting at
torney is to bring out the truth,
rather than to procure convictions.
It is understood that in some states
the compensation of the prosecuting
attorney has been based on the
numlier of conviction obtaihed. It
is easy to see how serious harm
could ensue from such a practice.
This has frequently lieen illustrated
when the practice has been followed
of paying fees to the police for each
"But, reverting to the primary
duty of the prosecuting attorney, it
should be pointed out that his diffi
culty in bringing out the truth is
met where the accused is guilty and
the truth is unwelcome. It is then
that the 'shrewd' attorney for the
defense has the advantage of an
over-tolerant law, and proceeds to
abuse it. Well directed and proper
ly governed tolerance for the pro
tection of the innocent is .essential.
Exaggerated tolerance, and its use
by the 'shrewd' lawyer as an ad'
vantage to license crime, is soon re
garded as a thing to be purchased,
and is demoralizing.
''The object of the law is to pro
tect rights and redress wrongs, to
secure the greatest good to the great
est number; and sound reason, not
not always apparent on the surface,
is often behind what appears a stu
pid, unreasonable law. But our law
is largely based on the old common
law of England, and the same sound
reason was behind her laws when, a'
few years ago, with a record for de
lays and abuses equal to ours, she
awoke from her lethargy and suc
ceeded iu revising the provisions of
that old common law, and iu unty
ing many of the knots tied into it by
foolish statutes and customs of past
ages, with the results cited in the
remarks of Mr. Justice Brown."
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AlCHA LODGE NO. 3 KNIGHTS
t OF PYTHIAS. '
I Regular meetings will be held at the
I Knights of Pythias Hall, Wailuku, on the
) second and fourth Saturdays of each
1 All visiting members are cordially in
I vited to attend.
1. L. M. BALDWIN, C. C. '
, JOHN J. WALSH, K. OF R. & S.
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Stated meetings will be held at
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Saturday night of ea:-h month at 7.30
. Visiting brethren are cordially in
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J. X. S. WILLIAMS K. W. M.
t. f. Secretary.
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the Mmii Meat Market. We carry this
meat at all times. Send in your orders
at least twelve hours ahead in order to
give us time to get the meat out of cold
MAUI MEAT MARKET,
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The following schedule will go into effect July 1st, 1909.
The Woman's Guild of the Church of
the Good Shepherd, will hold its social
meeting at the residence of Mrs. Streu
beck on Tuesday, June 14th, at 2:30 p. m.
Members particularly requested to be
present and bring thair thimbles.
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