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TIIK MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1913.
THE MAUI NEWS
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V . L Steuenson
APRIL 5, 1913.
"PEACE AND GOODWILL."
ON Easter Sunday morning, the day on which the rising of Christ
is kept in memory by all Christian nations, an unfortunate
Korean was flogged till he fainted in Oahu Prison. The cause
of the flogging was the fact that the unhappy man escaped from prison.
To flog a man for such an offense is an outrage, and it would have
been the better plan to flagellate the contractor who . constructed the
flimsy shell that is flattered by the name of "Prison." In the first
place it is placing a premium on escapes and attempted escapes, to con
fine men in a structure from which they can burrow their way out
with the aid of a spoon or even their hands!
The instinct to seek liberty is the most primitive in human nature
in fact in all nature. There was never a time when the instinct did
not predominate. It is natural and, while it is recognized that evil
doers should be imprisoned to atone for their crimes, it is also imperative
that the places in which such prisoners arc confined should be strong
enough to put any idea of a successful breakaway out of the minds of
To flog a man for escaping even a dozen times is an outrage, and
the opponents of the lash here have a strong argument to cinch their
opposition to the whipping post. Time after time, we learn of horrible
crimes such as wife-beating and assaults on young children. Yet we
never hear of the lash being applied to the backs of the brutes. Oh, no,
that would be too brutal. Nevertheless, it was not considered too bru
tal to flog a poor unfortunate who followed his instincts and did .what
any human being would do if the opportunity arose. Sun Duck Soon,
the man who was flogged will, doubtless, attempt to get away again
some time in the future and there is every probability that he will do
some desperate deed in order to avoid recapture and avenge himself on
the "Christians" who flogged him on that beautiful Easter morning.
"Peace and Goodwill to All," will not appeal much to him in the
DELIVERED THE GOODS.
MAUI fulfilled her engagement with the legislators and did the
entertaining in good style. The Solons were made welcome
and were shown everything that could be shown in the limited
time at the disposal of the visitors. The Senators and Representatives
seemed to enjoy their visit, and they surely go back to their legislative
duties well primed with the knowledge of what this County needs. It
was unfortunate that the rumor went the rounds in Honolulu that
Maui had withdrawn her invitation to the legislators. The press wire
less distinctly stated that: "Maui has .withdrawn invitation on ac
count of opposition to certain bills introduced by Maui representatives.'
That message ni.de everybody on Maui mad, and strenuous steps had
to be taken to contradict the untruth. The visit of S. h. Kalama to
Honolulu fixed matters up, and the result was that the legis
lators came along and had a good time. It was never suggested that
the rumor of the invitation being w ithdrawn originated with any of the
Maui delegation to the legislature.
Sometime ago there was a decided
kick registered by the homesteaders
of Maui, regarding the prohibiting
of the shipping of fruit and vege
tables to Honolulu, on account of
the fruit-fly regulations. It was
thought, and very justly, too, that
the fact that Oahu already had the
fly, should carry some weight in an
argument against any restriction.
The Kahului Railroad Company,
through its Superintendent, got into
communication witli the Board of
griculture, and asked for instruc
tions in the matter. Mr. J. X. S.
Williams, who is tire chairman of
the local fruit-ll.y commission.
pointed out the fact thi'.t Maui was
rapidly being cleared of the pest,
and that there could be no trouble
caused by shipping fruit from this
The following correspondence ex
plains the stand of the Hoard of
J. N. S. Williams,
The enclosed letter I hope will
give you sufficient warrant to allow
the exportation of fruits and vege
tables to Honolulu from Maui ports.
The resolution of the Hoard gives
you and others under your Commis
sions full discretionary powers to
allow these fruits, etc. fo lie taken
for shipment by the transportation
companies at Maui ports. Under
existing conditions on the several
islands it is not advisable to repeal
Regulation No. 17 nor to amend
the same, To do the latter would
mean different regulations for each
district on each island, and the
Governor has already advised against
such procedure preferring a blanket
regulation which coui'd as near as
possible cover general conditions.
I hope you will no'unow hesitate
to accept fruit and vegetable ship
ments in transit for Honolulu
W. M. GIFFARD.
THE news conveyed in another part of this paper to the effect
that the embargo on fruit and vegetables exported from Maui
nas oeen inieu, is pleasing io toe snian iarmer, auu uiose woo
have his interests at heart. It was known that Maui is very little
troubled by fruit-fly and that, as a maUer of fact, the pest is diminish
ing instead of increasing. That being so, and Oahu being a hot-bed as
regards the fly, there can be no real reason for barring out fruit and
vegetables which are grown on this island. The Kahului Railroad
Company, which had to decline to carry fruit or vegetables consigned
to Honolulu, was not to blame. The embargo had been put on by the
Board of Agriculture and that was all there was to it. However, the
correspondence published in another part of this paper will explain the
The suggestion has been made by J. N. S. Williams that an expert
be sent to Maui to look into the possibility of there being a parasite
for the fruit-fly on this island. The fact, as vouched for by many peo
ple, that the fruit-fly on Maui is being exterminated rapidly by some
supposed parasite, is well worth looking into, and the Hoard of Agri
culture might do worse than send an entomologist to Maui. It would be
a feather in the Board's cap to find a fruit fly parasite in these islands
J. N.S. Williams, Esq.,
Chairman Maui Chamber of Com
merce, "Fruit-Fly" Committee,
At n meeting of the Commission
ers of the Board of Agriculture and
forestry held March iJlst it was
unanimously decided to give your
Committee until further orders dis
cretionary powers under Commis
sions already issued as Agents of
this Board, permitting the exporta
tion to Honolulu from Maui of
fruits and vegetables providing these
are in reasonably good marketable
V. M. GIFFARD,
President and Executive Oflicer
Board of Agriculture and Forestry.
As soon as these letters were re
ceived .Air. Williams issued orders
that Station Agents accept all ship
ments of fruits and vegetables which
are in good order and condition-
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It is to be hoped that the legislature will thoroughly investigate the
matter of a ships' wharf at Mala, Lahaina. The wharf is badly needed
and even if it only be a structure that will accommodate the Inter-
Island steamers, it will furnish the necessary link that will enable
tourists to get their autos ashore and render practicable the touring of
Maui in their own cars.
The Kula Sanitarium deserves the help of the legislature and as the
requests of Dr. Durney were so modest, there is no doubt that the
Health Committee of the House will see to it that the appropriation
asked for be granted.
It is the irony of fate that J. P. Morgan starved to death, after all
He could not take nourishment and died the same kind of death that
millions of paupers have in the past, and will in the future.
The invitation extended to the All-Hawaii polo team to visit the
Eastern States is a compliment, and shows how highly our players are
rated by the stars of the mainland.
The sooner the police departments of the whole group are placed
under the civil service, the better it will be for the islands. Good men,
who have proved their worth, will be sure of life-long jobs, and only
the best men will get employment. Politics will not enter into con
IN TIIK CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY OF
At Chambers, In Probate
In the Matter of the Estate of
HENRY NELSON BIRCH, late
of Waiehu, Maui, Deceased.
Order of Notice of Hearing Pe
tition for Probate of Will.
A Document purporting to be
the Last Will and Testament of
Henry Nelson Birch, deceased,
having on the 3rd day of April, A.
D. 1913, been presented to said
Probate Court, and a Petition for
Probate thereof, praying for the
issuance of Letters Testamentary
to Mary Birch, having been filed
by Mary Birch.
It is Ordered, that Monday, the
12th day of May, A. I). 1913, at
10 o'clock A. M., of said dav, at
the Court Room of said Court at
Wailuku, Maui, be and the same is
hereby appointed the time and
place for proving said Will and
hearing said application.
It is Further Ordered, That
notice thereof be given, by publi
cation once a week for three suc
cessive weeks in the "Maui News,"
a weekly newspaper, printed and
published in Wailuku, Maui, the
last publication to be not less than
ten days previous to the time there
in appointed for hearing.
Dated Wailuku, Maui, April 3,
(Sd.) S. B. KINGSBURY,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the
(Attest:) (Sd.) Epmund II. Hart,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the
April 5, 12, 19, 26.
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