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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1912.
THE MAUI NEWS
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SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 3, 1912
A Supreme Court of Business.
IT will soon be necessary very soon to frame laws, as we have done
for the railroads, which will accurately define wrongs and inflict
punishment. And now as to the machinery of this new course of
justice. Who shall frame the laws and lay down the precepts? Men
who know nothing about business or men who know all about it. The
criticism is often made that it will bring business into politics and place
it at the mercy of men who know nothing about it. Instead, it will
have the effect of taking business men into politics. Problems of business-will
not be left to those who know least about them, but will be
threshed out before those who are most fitted to cope with them.
Consider the Supreme Court at Washington. - Membership in that
honorable body is the goal of every aspiring lawyer. If, for distin
guished service and ability, we honor lawyers by promoting them to
decide our most difficult legal questions, why should we not honor our
railroad men by promoting them to decide our most difficult railroad
questions, our industrial men the industrial questions? If we had at
Washington a railroad board of control, and that board composed of
practical railroad men, would not membership in the board come gra
dually to be as much of a goal to the railroad men as the Supreme
Court is to lawyers? And does anyone think for a moment that if such
a board were composed of practical railroad men it would.be lespecially
partial to railroad interests? Certainly not. Once on such a board a
man could not fail to recognize the great responsibility and honor of
the office and administer it for the best interests of the public and of
the railroads at one and the same time. The same would prove true if
a supreme court of business were established. There never was and is
not now anywhere on the face of the globe, under our flag, so many
able, resourceful, executive, patriotic business men of middle life as we
have right here in the Unietd States today. Do you think they would
keep a high standard to such a court? Do you think the standard of
business is as high as the standard of law? We have but one standard
anyhow. It is fair dealing between man and man, and the higher a
man rises in business, as in any other pursuit, the more he realizes the
necessity for strict adherence to ethical law. G. IV. Perkins in "Business.
We are not surprised at the howl which has been raised against an
expert looking into the expenditures of the county governments. We
had looked for it from other quarters, however, that Supervisor Low,
of Honolulu. He has shown himself to be about the best man among
the present board of supervisors. Now, however, in one little speech
he makes himself appear ridiculous. Mr. Low asks what Mr. Field is
doing in such a small place as Honolulu. Can it be possible that Mr.
Low believes all the business men and others in Honolulu and through
out the Territory, are simply small fry who could not hold their end
up in a mainland city; or is it his associations on the board of supervis
ors which has caused him to measure all men who come to Hawaii by
the standard set by that schoolboy body of politicians. If this Terri
tory could induce a few more men of the calibre of Mr. Field to come
hree, we would not see such men as Low holding office and squander
ing the public money. Let the Chamber of Commerce continue in the
good work they have started, and stand squarely behind Mr. Field in
any suggestions he may make looking toward scientific economy in
Will the Board of Health please arise and explain why is it that only
oiie drug firm ever bids any more to supply the board with drugs?
There have been some ugly stories afloat for years concerning the
Board of Health drug contract. It is certain that there is rank extra
vagance in connection with it, if there is not something a good deal
worse. And it would take pretty strong proof to convince a good many
people that there is nothing worse. Crossroads of the Pacific.
The rain of Thursday night seems to have been purely local. Word
comes from liana that the residents there are still waiting and praying
Mothers of Men.
MOTHERS of men! The words are good indeed in the saying
Pride in the very sound of them, strength in the senseof them;then
Why is it their facts haunt me wistful faces, as praying
Ever some dear thing vanished and ever a hope delaying
Mothers of men?
Mothers of men, most patient, tenderly slow to discover
The loss of the old allegiance that may not return again.
You give a man to the world, you give a woman a lover;
Where is your solace, then, when the time of giving is over,
Mothers of men?
Mothers of men? Yet surely the title is worth the earning.
You who are brave in feigning, must I ever behold you, then,
By the door of an empty heart, with the lamp of faith still burning,
Watching the ways of life for the sight of a child returning,
Mothers of men?
United States Gradually Being Drawn
From Her Shell.
During most of its history until
the lust few years the United States
has lived in tin atmosphere of pelf
absorption. The problems which
have vexed Europe have concerned
us but little. The' avoidance of en
tangling alliances, which was a
policy of our first President, has
been extended to mean also an
avoidance of participation in any of
the political doings with which the
rest of the world has busied itself.
The education which most of our
statesmen have received in world
politics lias been meager and inter
mittent in amount and correspnii
dinly unsatisfactory in -quality.
On this point so impartial tin ob
server as Sydney Brooks says in the
current number of the English Re
view w that during several years in
the United Statts he does not recall
"a single well-informed debate in
Congress on the foreign policy of
the republic, or a single meiuUr
who ever treated bis constituents to
an address on so alien a topic." t
Americans have been .accustomed
to regard most European happen
ings with indifference, as of no con
cern of theirs. Even yet most of the
people of this country' can hardly
conceive a definite, material con
nection between their own politics
and the issue of the rivalries be
tween the great European powers.
Close students of current events,
however, are beginning to see that
this attitude of aloofness cannot long
remain tenable. The United States
cannot preserve indefinitely the im
munity from the problems of the
older wortds which has served us so
well during the years of our national
upbuilding. With a constant in
creasing celerity we tire being drawn
into the clashes of policy which
formerly we were able to view from
a position of almost complete detachment.
Indifferent as we are to territorial
aggrandisement, and desirious as we
may be to mind only our own affairs
the interests of American trade and
the inevitable force of events in
other spheres are rapidly and inevi
tably bringing us to a point where
Weltpolitik" will hereafter have a
far greater interest in this country
than ever before.
Japan's population is increasing
at the rate of over 500,000 a year.
About forty years ago when the
population was 17,000,000 the total
foreign commerce amounted to less
than 822,000,000.' At present,
with a population of over 50,000,-
000, Japan's annual business with
the outside world aggregates $461,
000,000, and the steady increase in
both population and foreign trade
seems destined to continue.
The Judge and the Thief.
Being arrested for stealing a sheep,
a countryman informed tbe judge be
fore whom be wan to be tried that be
would plead bis own case. This he
was permitted to do. but of tbe three
witnesses who swore against bltn be
bad no quextioos to ask. When tbe
evidence for tbe prosecution was all Id
the prisoner arose and Bald:
"Your honor, 1 move to quasb on
the grounds of defective complaint."
"But 1 see no defect"
"Then let me point out to yon that
there la no complaint of my having
stolen tbe horns. This sheep was a
ram. A ram may have horns or he
may not If this ram bad horns the
complaint should be quashed; if be did
not bare, then It was right to bold me
for stealing tbe body. It is up to tbe
prosecution to prove tbe bora question,
and it baa not been done."
"1 observe," replied the Judge after
a little reflection, "that you have but
That is true."
"And In passing sentence your miss
ing leg will be left out of tbe penalty
as an offset against whether the ram
bad bonis or not Bad you appeared
before me with two legs the sentence
would have been two years. As you
have only one we'll say fifteen
Moral. When you split hairs with
the law you generally get tbe worst
... T. -
1 will arrive at the Wai
luku Hotel on February 9th,
with a stock. of 1912 Pattern
Hats, Shapes Panama Hats,
also other goods in the Milli
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Mrs. W J.Stone,
Pkoto copyright by American Press Association. 1911.
JACOB M. DICKINSON, PROSECUTOR OF THE STEEL TRUST
CORPORATION law has been the specialty of Jacob M. Dickinson,
who prepared the petition against the steel trust and baa bean
retained as special assistant to tbe attorney general In the prose
cution. He left the post of general counsel of tbe Illinois Cen
tral to become secretary of war In President Taft'a cabinet, bat resigned
his portfolio on account of the pressure of private business Interests. He
baa been an assistant attorney general of the United States and presi
dent of tbe American Bar association. Mr. Dickinson Is a southerner ant
a Democrat although he accepted a post In a Republican cabinet
Honolulu Music Co.
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"It's like this, your honor," said the
prisoner who was arraigned for disor
derly conduct "1 was going home at
a late hour when three men Jumped
on to me."
"And the officer arrested me by mis
take." "TJm! Officer, bow was Itr
"I think be was only defending him
"Well. In that case Ha! Prisoner,
have you ever been here before'"
"Speak the truth."
"1 never have."
"But 1 am sure I have seen yon
within the last two months."
"But it wasn't here, sir. 1 work for
a plumber, and I was at your bouse
mending a leak In a water pipe."
"Oh, I see. It was a leak yon might
bave mended In ten minutes, and yon
took a day and a bait. Sixty days
for you, my man."
- Considerable Counting.
A report recently Issued by the
treasury department shows that
there are 150.098.028 one dollar
bills In circulation. We assume
that they are counted every
night by tbe wives of the men
who happen to bave possession
of them. Chicago Record-Herald.
Wilder Says This Is Good.
According to Marshall P. Wilder, be
and Consul, the monk, were once on
tbe same bill In a London music hall
The British patrons were amused and
mystified by the almost human intelli
gence of the monkey.
Wilder always followed Consul on
the bill. One nlgbt two Englishmen
who bad been Indulging freely In bran
dy and soda dropped into tbe ball. In
a stupid sort of way they laughed at
the monkey's antics and then lapsed
Into a doze. One of them awoke while
Wilder was on the stage telling stories.
He nudged bis companion.
"My word. Bill," he whispered,
"they've got him talkin' now." New
A novel entertainment is to be given
in the Parish Hall, Lahaina, the 17th of
this month. Those who are fortunate
enough to receive this unique leap year
invitation will fiud an unusual entertain
ment awaiting them. Full particulars
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND
JUDICIAL, CIRCUIT, TERRITORY
VIRGINIA MEDKIROS SOUZA, Li
bellent. vs. TETER SOUZA, Libellee,
Libel for Divorce.
TERRITORY OF HAWAII:
To PETER SOUZA, Libellee.
You are hereby notified that the above
entitled suit, the same being for a
divorce from you on the grounds of de
sertion and non-support, is now pending
in the above entitled Court, and that the
s iiiie will be heard and determined on
Thursday, the 15th day of April, A. D.
1912, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of
said day, or as soon thereafter as may be
by the Judge of said Court, at Chambers.
Dated at Wailuku, Maui, this 2nd day
of February. A. D. 1912.
(Seal) (Sd.) EDMUND H. HART,
W. F. CROCKETT,
' lAttorney for Libellant.
Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 2. 1912.
Notice of Special Meeting.
A Generous Deed.
"Bubbles has bought two new ma
chines, one for blmself and one for bis
"Well, yon .see, ber machine keeps
"Hers is a sewing machine." Bal
Too Close 8crutlny.
Strict Parent-From my observation
of him last nlgbt I came to the con
clusion that that young man of yours
was ratber wild.
Mildred- Of course. It was your ob
servation that made him wild. He
wanted you to go upstairs and leave
us alone. Philadelphia Inquirer.
There will be a special meeting of
stockholders of the Maui Wine & Liquor
Co., Ltd., on Wednesday, February 28th,
1912, at 7:30 p. m., to consider an in
crease in the Capital Stock of said Cor
poration. J. GARCIA,
Feb. 3, 10, i7, 24.
Notice to Annual Meeting.
The regular annual meeting of Share
holders of the NAHIKU RUBBER COM
PANY, LTD., will be held at the - Bald
wiu National Bank, Kahului, Maui,
T. H., on Saturday, February i7th, 1912,
at 10 o'clcck A. M.
Shareholders unable to be present will
please send proxies to friends who can
By Order of tbe Board of Directors.
F. P. ROSECRANS.
Jan. 27, Feb. 3, io, 17.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY
At Chambers In Probate.
In the Matter of the Fstate of MINER
VA K. MCLEAN, Late of Makawao,
On Reading and Filing the Petition of
Mary A. Soule, daughter of said deceased
of Makawao, Maui, alleging that Miner
va K. McLean of Makawao, Maui, died
intestate at Kabaupali, Makawao, Maui,
on the 25th day ot November, A. D.
1911, leaving property in the Territory
of Hawaii necessary to be administered
upon, and praying that Letters of Ad
ministration issue to James L. McLean. '
It is Ordered, that Monday, the 26th
day of February, A. D. 1912, at 10 o'clock
A. M.', be and hereby is appointed for
bearing said Petition in the Court Room
of this Court at Wailuku, Maui, at which
time and place all persons concerned
may appear and show cause, if any they
bave, why said Petition should not be
granted, and that notice of this order
shall be published once a week for three
successive weeks in the Maui News,
weekly newspaper printed and published
in Wailuku, Maui.
Dated January 13, 1912.
(Sd.) S. B. KINGSBURY,
Judge of the Circuit Court of tbe 2nd
(Seal) (Sd.) EDMUND H. HART,
Clerk Circuit Court of the 2nd Circuit.
Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10.
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