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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1912.
THE MAUI NEWS
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APRIL 13, 1912
An Era of Investigation.
IIK public has little confidence in the multitude of "investiga-
gations' inaugurated by the Democratic House of Representa
tives, because they are regarded 'as being organized to "convict"
for the sole purpose of influencing the Presidential election by collect
ing partisan material at public expense- Out of each there is to come
a "report" which is to be a Democratic campaign document. Very
likely the reports are written row. If Congress expects anything really
useful from these committees.N. will instruct them to report next
January says the San Francisco Chronicle.
But the President has suggested' an investigation which will be well
worth making, and that is an international inquiry into the cause of
. While Congress will presumably refuse to make any appropriation
toward the expenses of such an investigation because it was proposed by
a Republican President, yet the suggestion is receiving hearty welcome
in other lands. As no report of such an investigatine body could be
had until long after the expiration of the President's present term.
there would seem no reason why even a hostile ICongress should not
join in giving complete official sanction to an undertaking of such
For there is a world-wide disturbance involving great losses to all
classes of people by reason of the universal increase of the cost of living
t which is sometimes a reason and sometimes an excuse for costly and
violent interference with the social processes.
it nas Deen computed mat an ounce ot goia win not Duy more man
two-thirds as much of commodities as it would buy in 1900 or 1902.
Gold is the standard, and the disturbances of which we hear so much
their fundamental cause in the universal effort to adjust our lives to
what is virtually a new standard of value.
The situation is not new. There have been similar price movements,
always succeeded by a swing, in the opposite direction and always at
tended by social disturbance.
But nothing of the kind has occurred since the world began a sys
tematic study of social and economic phenomena and has accumulated
the data for prosecuting such a study.
We need the international viewpoint. Our national failing is "big
head." We are thoroughly provincial and prone to be proud even of
national troubles as peculiar to the great American people. We, have
almost no international viewpoint or any realization that there are
others who are of consequence.
The President is a broad-minded man. He recognizes that we are
not only Americans, but citizens of the world, and that in a study of a
world movement like that of the change of price levels we must look
for fundamental causes elsewhere than to our own national pecularities.
And so he proposes that we shall invite the world to join us in a study
Probably the President does not imagine that by taking thought we
can overcome economic forces, but he doubtless does believe that by
studying until we understand them we may be able to so order our
own lives as to better adapt ourselves to them.
This subject of price levels is the biggest subject there is. The totality
of the intelligent and experience of the world need to be invoked and
concentrated to deal with it. And the President, as a man of great,
intellect and great opportunities, realizes the magnitude of the problem
and would call the world together to study it.
session this week. Supervisors
Pogue, Lake and Drumniond being
in attendance. One of the most
important acts of the board which
has occurred for some time is the
amalgamation of the Wailuku and
Makawao road districts, and the
placing of Captain Bal in charge of
the new district, at n salary of $200
a month. A clerk has been allowed
the new overseer at a salary of $50
The "board went on record as
formally accepting the Kula Pipe
It was the sentiment of the board
that the county could not do any
thing for the homesteaders towards
homestead roads till the Territory
had first built the roads, and con
nected them with the present county
Friday afternoon the board visited
the Malulani hospital, and then
went up to Paia to inspect the Paia
school property, where grading work
is to be done.
Memorial Window Concert.
The concert which will be "given
tonight in the Knights of Pythias
hall, is to aid in raising a fund for
a window in memory of Rev. George
B. Whipple, whom many may re
member as being a conscientious
worker for the church years ago.
Mr. Whimple used to make the
trip to Lahaina over the old bridal
trail, and also to Ulupalakua, when
these trips were indeed wearisome.
The best talent possible has lx?en
obtained for the concert, and those
who attend will hear the finest
music which has been given on
Maui for some time.
There may he some old pupils or
friends of Mr. Whimple who would
deem it a pleasure to subscribe to
wards this memorial window. If
there are any such subscriptions
may be sent to Bishop Restarick,
Rev. Y. S. Short, or to Mrs. C. D.
The concert begins at 8: 15.
The latest move of the Board of Supervisors, in putting the road dis
tricts of Makawao and Wailuku under one head, is along the most ap
proved lines of modern civic betterment. Capt. Bal " is a fine road
builder, a conscientious overseer, and an able excutive. The new en
larged district will give him scope, and the benefits which will accrue to
the County through concentrated effort will soon be in evidence. If the
county fathers would, keep right along in this road and carry this sys
tem of amalgamation into other departments, there would be no need
of turning loose an expert on civic economy on Maui.
II. Gooding Field let the Honolulu incompetents down easy in his
recent report. The wiser ones saw the point and kept quiet. A few
there were who could not resist the temptation to carry their bluff4to the
papers, but bluff don't go far with a man like Field. The more .they
bluff the worse he shows them up.
The Inter-Island is now advertising that they are equipped to carry
cold storage goods. The possibility of a little genuine competition is a
wonderful incentive toward getting value received from some of high
and mighty common carriers.
On his arrival in Honolulu Bui Coelho reported everything quiet on
Maui. It is the quiet before the storm which will soon break about
A n ini o iii o
Wall & Dougherty
. Messrs. Wall & Dougherty, late of H.
F. Wichman & Co., Ltd., beg to announce
that they will leave Honolulu for New
York April 24th to purchase the highest
grades of Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
Silverware, Cut Glass, etc., for their new
store, which they will open in the Alexan
der Yound Building, Honolulu, on or about
August first, nineteen twelve.
Messrs. Wall & Dougherty will main
tain a strictly high-class establishment which
will be a credit to the Hawaiian Islands, and
earnestly solicit your good will in their new
REPORT OF THE RECEIPTS AND EXPENDI
TURES OF THE COUNTY OF MAUI
, FOR THREE MONTHS ENDING
MARCH 31, 1912.
Cash Balance, General Funds
Improvement Tax Funds
Road Tax Fund
Fines & Costs, Courts
Licenses, General .
Territory of Hawaii Taxes
Improvement Tax Fund
Road Tax Special Wailuku
Support Maintenance Indigents
Subsidy Militia & Fire Department
Subsidy County Farm & Sanitarium
COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE.
Salary County Clerk
Salaries Deputy & Assistant Clerk
Incidentals County Clerk
Bonds County Officers
Telephones & Wireless
Furniture & Office Supplies
Salary County I'hvsicians
Salary District Nurses
Salaries 6 Food & Sanitary Inspectors
Care Maintenance Malulani Hospital
Salary Deputy Auditor
Salary Deputy Treasurer
Expenses Liquor Commission
Salary County Attorney
Salaries 3 Assistants
Incidentals County Attorney
Salaries District Magistrates
Incidentals District Courts .
Salary Clerk Circuit Court
Clerk & Stenographer Circuit Court
Expenses Circuit Court
Library Circuit Court
Witnesses Circuit Court
Salary Sheriff ,
Salaries 5 Deputy Sheriffs
Salary Sheriff's Clerk
Salary Prison Guards
Pay of Police
Support Maintenance Prisoners
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.
Salary District Overseers
Incidentals Department Public Works
Care etc., County Buildings
Care etc., county Parks
Machinery & Stock
County Farm & Sanitarium
Roads & Waterworks Wailuku
Reconstruction & Oiling Streets Wailuku
Extension Waterworks Wailuku
Reconstruction & Relocation roads Makawao
Branches Kula Pipe Line
Macadamizing & Oiling roads Makawao
Reconstructing & Oiling roads Lahaina
Extension Waterworks Lahaina
Public Building Lahaina
Reconstruction & Relocating roads Hana
Water Investigation Hana
Reconstruction roads Molokai
Road Tax Special
Improvement Tax Fund
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Wailuku, Maui, April 4, 191J.
April 13, 20.
Auditor County of Mi.