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THK MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1913.
THE MAUI NEVAS
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JUNK 28, 1913.
HONOR TO HAWAII.
THERE is a Hawaii end to every big "story" that appears in the
press. Little old Hawaii is better known now, all over the world,
than at any time in previous years. One has only to pick up a
paper, printed in the United States, Australia. New Zealand, Canada,
the British Islands, South Africa or any other place where the English
language is in vogue, to find some mention of these islands. And the
news relates to all kinds of items. Sports are very prominent and
what with polo, haseball, swimming and general athletics, Hawaii is in
the limelight all the time.
Then, even when not actually engaged in some sport, there is nearly
always some reference to Hawaii to be found. Take polo for instance.
The teams that battled it out for the International Cup were directly
interested in Hawaii. Ponies from these islands took part in the big
matches between England and America and, needless to say, the ponies
from Hawaii did wonderful work. In our news columns will be found
a copy of a cablegram from Harry Fayne Whitney, captain of the All
American team, to Frank Baldwin, the famous Maui player. Mr.
Baldwin was, of course, very glad to hear the news that the Hawaiian
ponies enabled the All-American team to win from their expert oppon
ents and all Hawaii feels the same way about it, too.
ONCE more has the drunken chauffeur killed his man. The latest
horror is that on Oahu, where a poor unfortunate Japanese was
run down and left to die as he did on one of the streets of
Honolulu. And this sort of thing will continue as long as magistrates
without any moral backbone are elevated to the police court bench.
The joy-riders who left another Japanese to die, after running him
down, were sentenced the other day after long delay, calculated to
allow time for the public to forget the affair to thirty days in jail.
Thirty months would have been too little for the brutes. Our own
magistrate in Wailuku set the Honolulu official an example when he, a
few weeks ago, sentenced a chauffeur to ten months jail for wrecking a
car, although nobody was injured. That sort of sentence should show
the Honolulu magistrate how to proceed in cases of the same sort. It
is to be hoped that the man who killed the Japanese on Tuesday night
be tried for and convicted of murder.
THERE is some misunderstanding about the fund that is available
for the territorial mosquito campaign. The money appropriated
is for a two year term, and is intended for expenditure on the
lines of inspection of ships from foreign ports, and the prevention of
mosquitoes coming ashore from them. The yellow fever scare of
a year or so ago is not forgotten, and the authorities are taking no
chances of mosquitoes from foreign ports getting into Hawaii. Hono
lulu and Hilo are the only dangerous ports where mosquitoes might
possibly get ashore. Kahului is safe enough as few, if any, ships ar
rive there from yellow fever or malarial ports. The territorial mosquito
campaign is conducted for health reasons. Any campaign on Maui
would be for the sake of comfort. It follows, therefore, that the work
of getting rid of the harmless variety of mosquito that infests Maui, is
up to the citizens of Maui through their board of supervisors.
SOME people seem to think that an absolutely untrained man
could take hold of the position of Chief Sanitary Inspector of
Maui, and hold down the job satisfactorily. The thing is im
possible, and only those who do not realize what the duties of the in
spector are, could make such a suggestion. The Board of Health, in
Honolulu, trains its men fully in every department of their work.
Lectures are deli-ered once a week by professors and experts in health
and sanitary work. The staff is instructed in everything pertaining to
the work they are employed to do, and they are thoroughly grounded
in every way as to their duties. To suggest that an untrained man
could hold down the job is about as sensible as to say that a layman
could take charge of the local hospital.
Now that the Board of Health has appointed a good man as chief in
spector of Maui, it might be well for the Supervisors to consider the
appointment of a County Inspector for the district of Lahaina. There
is plenty of work for such a man, and the good that would come about
from the move, would be soon noticed. The remark of Judge Davis,
of Honolulu, about Lahaina being the dirtiest place in the islands, may
well be remembered.
A pretty good tip would seem to be: E. M. Watson, Governor; D.
E. Metzger, Territorial Secretary. Still, there may be no civil governor
appointed, and the islands may come under military control at least
so say some people who are given credit for knowing something.
II. Gooding Field draws attention to the fact that the law of the Ter
ritory demands that every County employe shall work for eight hours
each day. That must have been an awful jolt for some of the Hilo
The solitary bill board on the beach road is still standing,
something be done to prevent the spread of the. horror?
Welcome to Maui for the Fourth. All our visitors will be treated
well, and "well" on Maui means the whole thing.
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