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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, IANUARY 21, 1911
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at tbe Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, a econd-clasi matter.
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SATURDAY, - - JANUARY 21, J 911
That Ship Subsidy.
TI1TJIE only real argument that has been put forth in support of a aub-
II sidy for American ships and it is a most importantone, if true is
that all foreign lines are subsidized- and that American lines can
not compete successfully, unless they a re, .also subsidized. In the case of
the Pacific Mail Company, the greatest calamity howler, what do we
We find steamers running between San Francisco and the Orient, car
rying every ton of freight their capacity will allow, and at a higher rate
per ton than any line going to the Far East either from Europe or Aus
tralia. Very often the ships are crowded with passengers, far in excess
of their accommodations, 7
The fare from San Francisco to the Orient is higher than from England
which trip takes almost twice as long, .higher than from Australia, which
is a much greater distance, and higher than from almost any point in
The Pacific Mail employs cheap coolie labor on its ships, have practi
cally no harlxir dues to pay, and ships its supplies in' ports that are as
cheap, if not cheaper, than any other in the world. The English and
German lines running to the Orient employ white labor entirely, have
large dues to pay in the Suez Canal, also numerous harbor dues, yet des
pite these many handicaps, are making money. ' ..
Some of the ships belonging to the Pacific Mail are a disgrace to any
flag- The first class accommodations are-inferior to the second class on
the German boats. -
The officers on the Pacific Mail boats are so hedged about by rules and
regulations that they dare not attempt making things agreeable for the pas
sengers. In the old days no restrictions were placed on the ships' offi
cers. The Pacific Mail is howling for a subsidy. A subsidy, is not going
to make their ships popular. . The Japanese will eventually beat them
out, and the Pacific Mail people have nobody to blame but themselves
A gentleman who has travelled across the Pacific thirty-nine times
has the following to say regarding the Pacific Mail : .1 -, . .
' The Japanese line would never Jiaye reached its present position but
for the Pacific Mail's disregard of the favor of the traveling public and
Huntington's lack of knowledge of the Japanese character and ability.
When the Japanese first came into the field Huntington tied them up
with his lines in such a,way,that competition was stifled and the Jap
assured of the short end of the deal. lie had every confidence in his
ability to prevent the Japanese from making money, and expected them
soon to tire of running at a loss, and quit:
"He did not know, Iwwever, that he was plnying right into the hands
of the Asiatics. The J a pane' realized when they, started their line that.
by themselves, they could never win the confidence of the traveling w -lie.
As the partners, however, of the Pacific Mail company they were
assured of some recognition and, at least, the overflow, of travel from the
old established line. With this as a starter they went to work to make
their ships popular, and they did it largely through the European officers
on their ships. They are now strong enough to go it alone. They are
now clear of their Pacific Mail largain, and if the Pacific Mail company
does not wake up, the positions will be reversed, and it will be the Pacific
Mail company that will get the overflow from. the Japanese ships."
The Pacific Mail is simply the tail to the Southern Pacific kite, and a
ship subsidy in this case would be putting money, into the paw of that
grasping corporation. If the government really" wishes to promote the
flying of the American flag on the merchant marine, and relieve the situ
ation on the Pacific ocean, let it put on a line of government owned or
government controlled steamers, and. then the people, the shippers, the
consumers, and not the railroals will be benefited,
The weekly edition of the Paradise of the Pacific seems to be improv
ing with every issue. It is a genuine journalistic success, and no doubt
will be read from cover to cover with much pleasure by its subscribers
Messrs. Henshall, Langton and McCarthy are producing a publication
that will prove its worth as a promotion adjunct.
While the current edition of the MaM News is dated on Saturday as
usual, we were obliged to print it one day earlier than usual. Our new
press has just arrived from New 'York, and .we need the extra time in
order to take out the old machine, and.install the n w,"
(By Ned Lattimer.)
ANTED: A home to call toy own,
Small matter where it be..
So it harbors a companion
That is all the world to me.
My heart is faint with loneliness
Must it be ever so?
That those who best know how to love
Love's blessings should not know,
Only a trifling wayside farm,
Or tiny city flat,
Cony and warm w ith breath of love
Holds life more jy than that?
Though friends are kind and family dear,
Unsatisfied I roam
Unseen in my heart is a sign
Heading: Wanted A home.
, WailukU, January 19,. 1911. .
Editor Mavi News : - . '
Will you kiudly allow me 1 space
so that I may present an outline of
the' County school system as con
templated by a few "kickers'' from
Maui? So much has been said in
praise of the present 'school system
that to hint at another is sacreli
gious, and when the hint comes
from one ho knows something of
said system the further cry is raised:
"He has an ax to grind." But
study the following fairly and see
whether or not the last cry is justi
fied. The school system for each county
to be under the general supervision
of . the Board of Supervisors, the
said Board to apx)jnt a superinten
dent of schools who shall be the exe
cutive officer of the Board. If pos
sible the superintendent should be
acceptable to the Governor so that
he may be appointed member of the
Board of Education from the county
he is superintendent of; but this is
The . superintendent appoints
teachers and fixes their salaries, sub
ject to approval by the Board
Twenty five per cent of the receipts
from taxes of each County, together
with the school tax, to be deposited
in each County Treasury as a special
deposit fund to be used for school
purposes only, thus insuring the
school system of each County ample
The Territorial Board of Educa
tion shall have the direct control of
schools which are Territorial in their
nature such as the Waialee Indus
trial school, the Reformatory school
for girls, the Lahainaluna Seminary,
the Normal school and possibly the
Honolulu High school; it will have
the supervision of the course of study
and the grading of teachers.
The above plan decentralizes the
school system as it exists at the pre
sent time, and places the responsi
bility of the work where it belongs
on the represent&tives of the people.
There is nothing new introduced in
the working of the system; some
power is taken away from the Board
of Education in Honolulu and scat
tered in the various county , seats
where it belongs. ' " .
Ten years ago 'when ' the idea of
County government was being aui
tated, there- was a howl that it will
oe a lanure. rive years ago
where county government was in
augurated, there were many head
shakings', and yet time has shown
that county government has been a
success even with t! j many draw
backs encountered. The same thing
will be said of the attempt to get the
control of the schools from the Terri
tory to .the Counties. But the at
tempt will be successful sometime.
if not this session it will by some
tiine in the future, for the principle
underlying the idea direct control
by the representatives of the people
- is correct.
The Raising of (be
The war department is receiving
reports irom those engaged in rais
ing the sunken battleship Maine
from Havana harbor, which, accord
ins to the engineers in charra. rii.
w - J - 7 . O
gest that the disaster was due to an
internal explosion, and not to an
In the mud and silt in which th
hull of the battleship lies buried
nave been lound great quantifies of
coal anatne bones of some of the
crew of the ship who were killed
when the Bhip sank.
Engineer officers now advance
the theory that the' coal and the
bodies of the men were blown from
the battleship by an explosion in
one or the airtight compartments
in which was stored Dowder or other
explosives. They do not think the
coal could have been blown tram
the hull of the battleshin bv an
I he Spanish authorities havn mn.
tended always that the sinking of
the Maine was the result of an in
V ith the present Drosres9 of th
work the hull of the Maine should
be raised by Aoril. The contro
versy over the cause of its sinking
may then be settled bv definite
knowledge. There is some fear that
the hull mav break in two wliil
Mr. E. F. Deinert went to Honolulu,
on the Mauna Loa, Monday evening.
' Dr. Ostneri received a wireless call to
Honolulu. The doctor went down on
Mr. D. H. ICase went to Honolulu, on
the Claudine last Tuesday evening. He
will return Saturday.
Word comes from Hana that three
peaks on the big island are covered with
snow, and that it is very cold on that
side of Maui.
All mail leaving up country post offices
are being fumigated, and of late letters
arriving from that section come with
four corners cut off.
Services will be resumed at the Maka
wao Union Church, Sunday Jan. 22,
Sunday School, at 10 a. m., preachiug
by Rev. Turner at it a. m.
Dr. Weddick and Dr. Farrell dis
solved partnership on January 1st. All
persons owing the above firm of doctors
will pay their money to Dr. Weddick.
The Rev. Turner will conduct the
evening services at the Kindergarten
rooms of the Alexander Settlement
House, next Sunday. Rev. Judd has
gone to Molokai.
In the absence of Rev. H. P. Judd on
Molokai, there will be no preaching ser
vices at Kahului, Sunday morning, but
the Sunday School and Hawaiian meet
ing will be held as usuaj.
The regular annual banquet of the
Young Men's Savings Society Ltd. will
be held Sunday afternoon the 22nd at
the residence of A. J. Fernaudet, Kahu
lui. Tbe banquet is an annual affair
with this savings company. . .
' A large delegation from Maui will go
down on tbe Mikahala this evening, to
attend the rubber men's convention.
Among those going are D. C. Lindsay,
C. D. Lufkin, Hugh Howell, Mr. Streu
beck, W. G. Scott, R. H. Anderson, and
Chas. T. Austin.
At the meeting of the Maui Racing
Association held last week, there were
over twenty members present. Following
were elected to serve for tbe ensuing
year: W. T, Robinson, presideut, T. B.
Lyons, Vice pres., J. J. Walsh, Sec. &
Treas., L- Von Tempsky, A. McPbee and
D. T. Carey, executive committee. ;
This is the Annual meeting month.
On. Monday the Maui Dry Goods & Gro
cery Co. hold their annual stockholders
meutHig. . Tuesday the Pukalani Dairy
& .Pineapple Co. liuve theirs. Wednes
day will claim two meetiugs, that of the
Maui Soda & Ice Works Ltd. and the
Maui Wine & Liquor Co. Ltd. (at dif
ferent hours); Thursday the Young Men's
Savings Society Ltd. hold theirs.
The piano tuner who has been busy
around Wailuku and viciuity for some
time, went joy riding a" few days ago.
He evidently had given himself over
most thoroughly to the Joyous part of his
ride, and fell into the hands of some' of
the Happ$ Valley sharks. When he
came too he found himself minus his
watch and considerable coin of the realm,
just how much has not yet been deter
mined. The police got busy, and imme
diately run in the whole gang. Some
thing like tixty dollars was recovered,
but they still have enough planted, it is
thought to keep them in luxury for
Wsilako to Have
The great American show which
has been in Honolulu for some time,
and part of which went to Hilo,
will again join in Wailuku next
Tuesday, where they will remain
for a week. This show is without a
doubt the biggest and best that
ever came to Maui. Reports from
Honolulu state that the big tent in
which they played was crowded at
This show carries a troupe of
Aerial artistB that are the peers of
anything on earth in their line.
They have been with the Barnum
& Bailey circus for fourteen years,
and are out here while the big show
is in winter quarters.
Messrs, Siegrist, Silbon & Foster
have gathered about them the very
best artists to be obtained, and
every one is a head liner. In every
town they have shown, in the
people who go the first,night always
repeat, as it is hard to take in all
the marvellous things to be seen at
one performance. They have , se
cured the old baseball grounds, and
will erect their big tent.' and be
ready for the first performance on
Tuesday evening. A matinee per
formance will be given Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. See the
I Headquarters for Hawallana
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Holitirty Goods in our usual variety now in stock. All
orders giv n en r full nttention.
We have just; Received
Hand-tooled, Leather Goods, and many other lines of
of holiday goods1 besides a good stock of Picture
Frames and Mouldings, artistic Hnnrncred Brasses
and Coppers. NVe make a specialty of framing pictures
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