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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1911
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered 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.
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SATUIUJAyT"- - - APRIL 8, 1911
Why People Listen to Roosevelt.
Snn Francisco Call.
EACH one of Theodore Roosevelt's audiences in the great open
air theater at Berkeley was larger than the one that preceded it.
Curiosity in the man is not "the answer." The people are eager
to hear what he has to say on common-place subjects as old as civiliza
tion. This is because he is in earnest and because he impresses his
hearers with his sincerity.
Mr. Roosevelt tells us little that is new, nor does he tell it in a parti
cularly original or striking way; but he is so absorbed in the subjects
of better politics, a clean national and family life and the sort of men
tal and physical activities that make for genuine culture and progress
that he is almost become the apostle of these things among the Ameri
can people. He stands for the strenuous in mental pursuits and the
everyday virtues as well as for the energetic physical life; and his
utterances have the quality that makes people eager to hear them they
contain the note of sincerity. Listeners know that he himself is con
vinced. They may agree with him or not, but they are certain that
they have heard a man.
As an exponent of the relations that should characterize the Ameri
can home Mr. Roosevelt has always something important to impart.
His philosophy on this subject might be summarized in his own words:
"Unless every American is a pretty good fellow and his wife is a bet
ter fellow it will be impossible for this nation to rise. No ability atones
for the lack of sound family life.
"A good woman must be now, as in the past, a good wife, a good
mother, and able to, train healthy children.
"A man isn't fit to exercise the right of suffrage himself if he isn't
decent and doesn't occupy a proper position in the home."
The relationships of man ad wife, of parents and children are com
plex, and not simple. They call for mutual forbearance and a wise
toleration the judicious give-and-take of the home. The foundation
of the State rests on the family unit, and Mr. Roosevelt does a useful
and timely work in preaching this gospel that takes so much of its im
portance and timeliness from the prevailing fatal facility of divorce.
It is well that these things should be said in a convincing way by a
man who has the ear of the multitude.
The latest Anglo-Gennan competition that has developed is full of
possibilities of international jealousy. Stirred by the news tof the ar
rival in England of a Canadian emissary with a mission to secure 5,000
brides for lonely settlers in the West, German girls are taking steps to
get into the line of selection. Reports of splendid types of manhood,
with an independent footing on the soil and prospects of ultimate for
tune before them, have echoed as far as the remotest German villages,
till the Kaiser's fair subjects have come to yearn for the prairie. One
of them, signing herself "Helene," has grown so indignant over the
lack of opportunities in the Fatherland that she has written to the
papers to denounce German politicians; to deplore the overplus mil
lions of German women, and to declare that unless the vote is given at
once to the suffering spinsters they will embark en masse for Canada,
where cheery firesides and sturdy husbands await them as the reward
for renouncing their nationality.
It is with pleasure that we make room in the Maui News at all times
for correspondents who send along their names. All newspapers are
bothered with that class, however, who wish to say something, and at
the same time hide their identity. Needless to say this class never see
their stuff published. A newspaper is responsible for everything appear
ing in its columns, and it is necessary, therefore, for the editor to know
"whom his contributors are. It matters not whether the views of the
editor coincide with those of his correspondent. Personally we feel
that those who dance should pay the fiddler, and that those who write
letters for publication should have the courage to sign their names to
them. This is not necessary, however, and all we ask is the name of
the writer in confidence, to all anonymous correspondence.
The Alaskan Canneries people have little sympathy coming to them
at losing the laborers they stole from the planters here. These labor
ers who skipped out when they reached the Coast are evidently looking
for a free trip around the world.
The hailstorm over in the Kula district came as such a surprise to
the residents, that some of them thought Haleakala had broken
loose again. '
"Ohi Lord I implore Thee to bless mankind,
Keep us from all evil, by thy precious blood,
And take us to dwell with Thee in Eternity." '
This was sent to me and I ani sending it to you. Copy it .and see
what will happen. It is an exact copy of an ancient prayer and it is
said in Jerusalem:
"That he who will not copy it will meet with some misfortune, but
he who will copy it for nine days beginning on the day he receives it
and sends it each day to a friend, will on the ninth day experience
some great joy and be delivered from all calamities."
Make a wish while writing the prayer and do not break the chain.
It must not be signed.
The above is a sample of how superstition, and ignorance of true
Christianity, still grips the minds of some classes. This epistle appeals
to all that is low and avaricious iji the human makeup, with very little
of that true godliness which can be found, in an honest perusal of the
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This has been a strenuous day in
court circles. The emigration hub
bub lias Ix-en given nn airing in the
district court ns well as in the Su
preme. Many witnesses were called
before the grand jury ami the at
torneys for the planters have had
the hardest work since the time
Makino and the bunch precipitated
a strike" and went to jail for their
pains. The issue today is one of
constitutional rights and it promises
to be a hard fought battle with the
chance of victory either way. Of
course the men who were taken off
the steamers have the kick of their
lives. But suppose they had lieen
allowed to go what would have been
the result? Within six months the
coast papers would have been filled
with accounts of harsh treatment
complained of by them against their
employers at the canneries. Life
in Alaska with the thermometer lx"
low zero nine months in the year is
different from that in Honolulu.
There was another scrappy time
in the House today when the llilo
franchise bill came back from the
Senate with a, refusal to concur in
the amendment which provided an
increase of the amount to be paid to
the government from the gross re
ceipts. The Senate fixed it at one
per cent payal'le after ten years.
The House raised it to two and a
half and added a rider that it might
be determined ' by the legislature
when the time came what was an
equitable amount. Then was a
short scrap and a merry one and
now the bill goes to the committee
again with a strong lelief that it
will be allowed to go through as it
came originally from the Senate.
Indications point to a rise in the
price of poi and consequent incon
venience to many of the Hawaiians
who find the mirrored walls of the
saloons a convenient resting place
on their way from home on payday.
Evidently it is intended that this
staple Hawaiian food is to be
brought into the class de Luxe of
table delicacies for each tuber is to
be washed with pure water twice or
more before it goes to the toiling
pot and so many restrictions are
placed upon the. manufacture of the
food that the Chinese who own the
shops will increase the price because
they cannot come out whole other
wise. I heard today that paiai is to
go at five cents a pound after the
poi law is enacted. The satisfaction
to the consumer lies in the cleanli
ness of the food. Whether or no
poi had" anything to do with the
late unpleasantness only members
of the Board of Health know but
the fact remains that a majority of
the shops were in a decidedly un
sanitary condition and we are to
have clean shops and clean poi in
It seems to be pretty well settled
that the Honolulu Rapid Transit
company is to have its franchise ex
tended so that its natural life shall
be fifty instead of thirty years. It
took' two meetings of the Central
Improvement Club and a lot of
determination on the part of Mr.
von Damm not to be bluffed by
Ashfurd to secure this desired re
sult. While there may be objec
tions to the policy of the company,
and to the manner of carrying out
a somewhat doubtful schedule, it is
the opinion of some of the people
here, as well as those who come as
visitors from the coast cities, that
Honolulu has as good a service in
city transHrtation as could be wish
ed for. The animosity was largely
from McCandlcss and, it is said, one
of the local corporations engaged in
the crushing and hauling of rocks.
Mr. Ashford, I am told, represented
this corporation in the meeting of
the improvement club. The rail
way company takes contracts for
hauling crushed rock from the fed
eral government quarry out to the
forts or wherever it is wanted, and
at no time interferes with the run
ning of the street cars. On the
other hand the objectors to this use
a traction engine and haul a string
of eight or nine cars at a time often
interfering with the cars and vehi
cles whose drivers wish to cross the
street while the engine has the call.
A distressing accident happened
on Monday which resulted in snuff
ing out the life of a promising young
man. After attending to his busi
ness in town Clifford Livingston,
business agent for the Kamehameha
schools, drove to his home with his
wife. Suffering from nervous break
down he had a desire to walk and
requested his wife to accompany
hnn on a stroll. For reasons she
declined and he started off alone.
The next the wife heard of him was
a report of his being run down by a
train on the Oahu Railway a short
distance from the government road.
The trainmen report that Living
ston was standing near the track
apparently waiting for the train to
pass. When suddenly he stepped
in front of the engine and was
hurled a crushed mass some distance
from the track. An afternoon paper
suggested in large type headlines
that Mr. Livingston had committed
suicide but his friends resent this
and attribute his action to nervous
ness and lapse of memory or reali
zation as to location. Everyone but
the newspaper in question is willing
to accept this theory and by tomor
row the afternoon press will un
doubtedly fall into line Livingston
was extremely popular with" the
business community and with the
faculty at the school. He has two
brothers connected with the institu
tion and besides them leaves a
widow, to whom he was married
about two years ago, to mourn his
The Fairehild-land bill is meet
ing opposition from plantation in
terests outside the legislature the
strongest coming from J. P. Cooke
and W. 0. Smith. As lioth of these
gentlemen are heavily interested it
may be gathered that there is some
thing obviously raw in the proposed
The Advertiser this morning pub
lished two pages of evidence taken
in court yesterday in the case of the
emigration agents. It appears from
it that Vecruiting has been going on
clandestinely for weeks.
"Dad" White, of Pearl City, the
oldest white man in the islands fell
yesterday while putting a cinch on
a load of freight he was hauling
from Pearl City and broke his hip.
It is not believed he will survive
Little doing on ' the stock ex
change yesterday. II. C. & S. Co.
sold at 39; Olaa 4.50; Oahu 28.50;
Three rooms formerly occupied by the
County Engineer. Running water and
modern plumbing. Suitable1 for offices
or living apartments. Apply first Na
tional Bank, Wailuku.
We have just Received
Hand-tooled, Leather Goods, and many other lines of
of holiday goods besides a good stock of Picture
Frames and Mouldings, artistic Hammered Brasses
and Coppers. We make a specialty of framing pictures
YE ARTS and CRAFTS SHOP,
HERE are no half way measures in advertis
ingif it isn't exactly right, it is wrong. If it
is strong and interesting, suggestive and con
vincing, direct and intelligent; if it is neither too short
nor too long; if it tells the truth forcibly, convincingly,
modestly; if it bears the unmistakable imprint of sincer
ity, it will inspire confidence and bring results "if not,
If your advertising looks cheap and shoddy, who
will believe your merchandise is good?
If you believo that advertising might broaden your
business, make it more visibly productive make your
merchandise move faster increase your actual percent
age of profit, then we want you to use our advertising
It is not "clever" or "catchy" and doesn't "claim
everything in sight." It is the intelligent, convincing,
straight-from-tho-shoulder kind of advertising that
inspires confidence and produces results.
BE A V B O
' TUB ADVANTAGES OF THE ''BEAVER"
DIB STOCKS licin'tho fact that they thread all
sizes of pipe without changing dies; are adjustable, and
built on easy working (receding die) principle which
positively enables one to thread any size of pipe, and
produce absolutely tight joints for, all work, including
THE "BEAVER" PRINCIPLE IS PROVEN
AND REMAINS UNCHANGED.
Honolulu Iron Works Co.
Agents for Hawaiian Islands.
The kind that helps with
Your Grocer has it.
H. Hackfeld & Co., Ltd.
Opposite Wailuku ?ank
First Class Auto Repair
at Right Prices.
PoneS A. D. PEERS, Manager Wa.luku.