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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MAY' 17, 1913.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku. Maui, Hawaii, as second-class nmtte
A. Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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V. I Steutnon
MAY 17, mi3.
THE two senators from Colorado are placed in a trying position.
It rests with them absolutely to say whether or not Protection
shall be retained for the all-important industries of their state
sugar, wool, zinc, and lead. They can neither dodge nor escape the
responsibility for bringing loss and ruin to their state. If they join
with the two Democratic from Louisiana, the Colorado men can defeat
the Wilson bill as it will reach the Senate. These four negative votes
would, combined with the Protectionist minority, give 48 against and
46 for the bill. Messrs. Shafroth and Thomas were elected from Colo
rado as Democrats. It is up to them to show whether they care more,
for a miserable party dogma than for the vital interests of the people
What the President means by the "direct patronage of the govern
ment" is not clear. Birt if, in his opinion, we have passed by the "modest
notion of 'Protecting' the industries of the country," why does he not
content himself with striving to restore legislation to that "modest
Instead of doing so, he has insisted upon a Tariff bill so radical in its
slashings that the element of Protection is nearly everywhere lost sight
of. It is plain that if he did not consider it necessary to raise some
revenue through duties on imports he would lead us to actual Free
Trade. Everything that the sugar growers now fear will happen to their in
dustry if Protection is withdraw and Free-Trade competition substitut
ed; it long ago happened to American ships in foreign trade. The ships
were unable to meet the Free Trade competition, losses in carryirg
took the place of substantial profits, shipbuilding shrunk, and for the
past decade no ships have been built in the United States for foreign
trade. Where once American ships carried over 90 per cent, of our
foreign commerce, under Protection, they now carry less than 10 per
cent, under Free-Trade competition with foreign ships in foreign trade.
As the ships wore out they were not replaced; many were sold for a
fraction of their cost. The owners were impoverished and finally ruined.
IT is up to the supervisors of Maui to get busy and institute some
scheme for fighting the mosquito pest that, at present, is making
Wailuku a pest hole. The insects breed in billions all over the town
and, when it is known that the remedy is so easy, and the results so
immediate, it is a wonder that the "City Fathers" do not get wise and
import some top minnows. These small fish will, when deposited in
taro patches and streams, soon wipe out the mosquitoes by devouring
the larva1. A campaign should be started against empty cans, bottles
and any other receptacles that hold water. It is in those kind of things
that millions of mosquitoes breed. Kerosene is also good when poured
into sinks, water-holes and other places where fluid remains for some
Much damage is done this town by the letters and postcards of tour
ists to their friends on the mainland. The information is sent forth that
Wailuku is a pest place for mosquitoes and that it is impossible to get
a good night's rest. That sort of dope does more harm than anything
else, and the consequence is that the tourists are frightened to come to
Maui on account of the pest.
The supervisors and the board of health can do a lot of good in the
mosquito matter and the sooner they get busy and do something to
abate the nuisance, the better it will be for all Maui-
All Wailuku regrets the departure of Postmaster Lyons. He was
always on the job and did his best to please everybody not an easy
job, by any means.
It is to be hoped that the Keio team of ball players pay Maui a visit.
The Japanese are good ball tossers and a clean bunch of sportsmen.
What about the railroad crossings on the Puunene-Paia road?
would not cost much to fix them up. Who will do it?
WHAT constitutes a gentleman?
A hero or the base ball fan?
A hero in the parlor chair?
A lady's man at country fair? '
A man whose table manners are
Par excellent without a jar?
A man who can the ladies please?
And one who knows just how to tease?
One who can move with all the best
And out side with the worst may nest?
A man whose heart is good as gold
And ou occasion very bold?
A man who can only behave
When she with whom he is, is brave?
Or is it he with open heart
Who never trifles cupid's dart;
Who spurns the thing he knows is wrong,
And helps each heart with cheer and song
Wrho is a man because 'tis right
And not because he is in sight.
And whom pure virtue will uphold
- From youth to manhood, till very old?
Who helps the weak aud woman kind
And does it with the purest mind
And doesn't try to advertise
His goodness nor walk in disguise.
Who stands for right in word and deed,
And helps those whom his help may need.
WTho speaks the truth e'en thou' he die,
And keeps a character up high
Who keeps his soul and tongue quite pure,
And with whom ladies are secure.
There is great rejoicing over the
recent heavy rains, and the un
expected downpour has done an
immense amount of good. "The
rain is worth a million dollars to
the plantations," declared a well
known sugar man the other day.
"Irrigation has been stopped; the
cane has been refreshed; the under
ground supplies of water have been
replenished and the thorough soak
ing everything has got, is good for
us all," concluded the plantation
Over three inches fell at Puunene
in a few hours. This is the heavi
est rainfall, at this time of the year,
for over twenty-three years. The
record has been broken in that re
spect and everybody is feeling as
happy as can be expected tinder
the present tariff.
The mountain districts got splen
did rains, and the Kula district got
the downpour that has been pray
ed for for a long time past. The
ranch men are feeling real good,
and the troubles of many of them
are over for a long time to come.
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W. II. FIELD Yes, if sugar doesgive
out. the tourist will be the necessary
crop for these islands. We must live,
and that is all there is to it.
II. C. WALDRON Back again. Wai
luku looks good to me as does all Maui.
The climate here is perfect and I always
enjoy my visits.
'TOP" HKNNING Farming is th
stunt. I enjoy every minute of my time
ou the farm. I'm always clad to see vis
SHERIFF CROWELL The people of
Hana are most hospitable, and I saw a
good deal of them while in the town.
The new deputy sheriff, Captain Silva, is
a good man for the position.
J. J. WALSH Tennis is on the booui,
and the players are taking the greatest
interest in the sport. It is good to see
it so, as the sport is the best ever.
"In addition to increasing the
efficiency and comfort of an auto
mobiles, a dependable cranking
evice is a material factor in gasoline
economy," says K. P. Drysdale of
the Cadillac Motor Car Company.
'In driving around the city much
of the fuel is consumed while the
engine is running idle. At least
such is the case when the car is not
equipped with an efficient automa
tic cranking devise. In city work,
a driver rolls up to the curb, jumps
out, makes a brief call and is off
again to the next place. He often
makes nany such stops in a day.
If he have no automatic starter he
will let the engin run because he
does not want to undergo the an
noyance and the labor of cranking.
To go through that operation ten,
twenty, or more times a day entails
a great deal of energy and consumes
time. Therefore, he lets the engine
run idle so that ho can step in and
drive away without loss of time and
w ithout the outlay of physical effort
If on the other hand, his car is
equipped with a dependable crank
ing devise, he will stop his engine,
no matter how brief his call may be,
because he knows that all that is
required to start it again is to press
the button. Consequently the car
so equipped is consuming no gaso
line during tnesu frequent stops and
has that much advantage in fuel
economy over the car tint must be
cranked by hand.
The Crispen Motor Car Co., of
Ilarrisburg, Pa., who handle the
Cadillac in that city, aroused
great deal of interest during the re
cent automobile show by showing
on the streets an antique car built
in 1902, of the so-called "one
lunged" variety. The old engine,
which had done service for 11 years,
was pulled out and the Deleo elec
trical system, removed from a 1913
Cadillac installed in its place.
The cranking device had power
enough to run the old car about the
city of Ilarrisbuurg, traveling more
than four hundred miles on one
A sign exhibited on the car read:
"Evolution Some the 1913 Cadil
lac Self Starter is the Sole Motive
Propelling this Ancient 1'elie.
mi1. ,iMiHi ii MM.Mimiminu nun inn mi
Single and Doulblo Hulb
2t and A- inch Sizes
Quarter, Sixth, Eighth and Sixteenth Bends; Quarter Bends
with Heel Inlet; Sanitary Crosses; Single and Double Hubs;
Increasers; Plain Offsets; Offsets with Vent; Offsets with Heel
Inlet; Plugs; Reducers; Sleeves; Plain "P" Traps; "P" Traps
with Vent; Plain "S"' Traps; "S" Traps with Hand Hole;
"S" Traps with Vent; Sanitary "T" Branches; Ventilating
Caps; "Y" Branches; Double "Y" Branches; etc. etc. etc.
Glazed Iron Stone Grease Taps
Lead Pipe Yellow Oakum
Caulking Lead Pig Lead 7
Kahului Railroad Co: