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TIIK MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST30, 1913.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku. Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter
Spaniard Knew What He Wanted
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AUGUST 30, 1013.
IP PRICES SHOULD STAY UP?
NOW, suppose that reducing the Tariff docs not reduce the cost of
living, what then? lias that not been one of the basic teachings
of the party now in power? It seems that way to us. The
whole campaign a year ago was saturated with the idea that meat and
flour and shoes and about everything else could be cheapened by the
mere removal of the Tariff. The high cost of living was used and util
ized throughout the campaign and the Republicans were almost help
less to refute the arguments, so deeply were many voters saturated
with the idea that the cost of living was too high and that the Tariff
might have something to do with it- In fact, many Republicans also
had preached that sort of a doctrine in the years preceding when they
wanted to become the controlling element in the party. What Repub
licans in part had preached and talked, the Republicans as a whole
party could not refute when the campaign was on last year. Before
such onslaughts, many of them appeals to mere prejudices, they had to
go down. The high prices had come while the Republicans were in
power and they could not clear themselves of the notion that they were
in a sense responsible.
But after the Tariff has been revised and these things remain up in
price, what argument are the Democrats going to use, and how are
they going to explain matters to the voters?
On the other hand, if prices do go tumbling, and they affect the
primary producers of meats and flour and so on, how are they going to
explain the slump to that part of the voters, the part that in the west
at least constitutes the majority?
Looked at from either viewpoint, the party now in power is going to
have some explaining to do.
WHY NOT FOOTPATHS?
MAUI is noted for its good roads and every visitor to this island
always comments favorably on the highways. The Maui roads
are compared with those of Hawaii and Oahu and, always it
must be said, to the detriment of the other islands. That is as it
should be, and there is every prospect of the same state of affairs con
tinuing. There is, however, another matter that might be taken up by the
county fathers, who have done such good work in the past. There is
a crying necessity for sidewalks not concrete, cement or any other ex
pensive kind along the roads that lead into Wailuku and Kahului.
There should be some provision made for the safety of the humble
pedestrian who foots it down or up to "town." The autoists have
splendid roads to bowl along but what about those who have to walk?
From Wailuku railroad depot to Kahului there is nothing but the
road for the pedestrians to use- Certainly, in places, there are strips
of grass covered dust with bumps and holes abounding, upon which
the walkers could proceed. But, with a level, smooth road alongside
them, the foot people naturally prefer the thoroughfare. And, in that,
lies the danger. The roads are narrow, machines are plentiful and
accidents will happen from time to time.
It would not cost a mint of money to lay out footpaths of six or
eight feet in width. Just level off the strip and, perhaps, put some
gravel on. liven gravel is not needed and, as long as the grass is
not allowed to grow too long, there would always be a safe place for
people to stroll along in the day time and, especially, at night. Think
it over gentlemen.
NCK more we arise to inquire how it is that the Wailuku people
do not root for their own ball team the Morning Stars? It is a
strange state of affairs and it is a sorry one also. Home pro
ducts, of any sort, should be stuck up for and boosted for all that is
holy, by the local people. Of course, where the visitors bting over
about five rooters to the local people's one, there will be more noise
from the outsiders than front the locals. That is only to be expected
but, what we are driving at, is that local men and women, too, for
that matter seem to take no pride in their own baseball team and go
so far as to be ardent supporters and rooters for the other clubs.
The Stars have been in existence for many years and the boys have
always done their best to please the public. That there have been one
or two squabbles in the .past does n'ot effect the great majority of the
boys who have for years and years played ball for Wailuku.
If there is any reason why Wailuku people should go out of their
way to root for outside teams and to pass disparaging remarks about
the Wailuku nine, this paper would be glad to learn that reason.
For a half-hour or so the other
afternoon, three good-hearted Wai
luku citizens and a police officer
he, too, was good hearted tried to
make a Spanish youth desist from
leading his horse along the side
walks and into every store through
the door of which the animal it
was willing enough would fit-
It was an amusing sight, and
soon all the people on Market street
were interested in the affair. The
Spaniard, who understood not one
word of English, was understood to
be looking for a saddle blanket. At
least, by his actions he suggested so.
He would lift up his saddle and
point under it and smooth out an
imaginary cloth. That was where
the citizens, who do not speak
Spanish, got busy. One man point
ed to a harness makers shop and
informed the Spaniard, by signs,
that there was the place for saddle
cloths. The youth went over, still
leading his horse and the next
minute an angry Chinese was seen
shooing the man and beast out of
The Chinese was told what he
was in Spanish and that seemed
to relieve th youth of lot. Then he
darted across the road and tried to
enter a dry-goods store. The horse
just managed to get through the
doorway but had to be backed out
A police officer took a hand and,
by signals, pointed out a place
could bo pur-
of such information by by this
time and he steered for the
Maui Meat Market.
His new friends and the police
man tried to prevent him from
searching for saddlecloths in the
butcher shop but, much to the sur
prise of everybody, it was in the
meat store that he found what he
Alec. Uodrigues, on his way from
the slaughter house, had found a
saddlecloth on the road, and had
advised a plantation luna of the fact.
The luna had told the Spaniard
where the blanket was to be found,
and the only difficulty the youth
had was to locate the butcher's
shop, and to safe himself from his
new-found friends and the kindly
policeman who were determined to
"help" him in his search for astore
where a saddle blanket could be
where a saddlecloth could
chased. The Spaniard '
The Schooner "King Cyrus" with a
PRATT IS THE MAN.
THE territory is to be congratulated on the reappointment of Dr.
J. S. 15. Pratt as President of the Board of Health. Governor
Frear made no mistake when he once more placed Dr. Pratt in
the high position he has held for the past four years. That the term
for which Dr. Pratt has been reappointed is only two years, is re
gretable, but there is always a possibility of good work being recog
nized even by a new governor who may have had differences with Dr.
Pratt when the latter was not President of the Board. In the mean
time, the public can rest assured that health matters will be attended
to in a proper manner, and that epidemics of a dangerous character
will be controlled and wipecj out in short order by Dr. Pratt and his
very efficient staff.
Well, Oahu was too strong for Maui on the polo field but, all the
same, the game put up by our men was one of the most sensational
ever seen on the Moanalua ground. It was no disgrace to be beaten
after such a gallant effort, and by such an excellent team as Oahu put
in the field.
President Wilson is getting it good and hard from every side. What
with Mexico, the tariff, Bryan's private practice as a lecturer and At
torney General McReynolds' little pilikia, the chief executive is having
a much more strenuous time than ever he had iu his dear old college life.
We will pay Ten cents a Quart
for Pohas. At the Wharf in Hono
lulu. Honolulu Jam & Chutney Factory
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF HANA.
COUNTY OF MAUI, TERRITORY
V. P. IIAIA, Deputy Assessor and
Collector of Taxes in and for the District
of Huna, Second Taxation Division,
Territory of Hawaii, Plaintiff, vs Mrs.
KANIIIO WAGNER, non-resident, De
fendant. Ordkr oi Publication of Summons.
The above named Plaintiff having
brought an action in this Court for the
recovery of seventeen ($17.00) Dollars
for taxes assessed against the above
named Defendant upon property in the
District of Haua, Second Taxation Divi
siou. Territory of Hawaii, and the said
Defendant being a non-resident of the
taxation division aforesaid,
It is hereby ordered that all parties in
interest iu said matter shall appear be
fore me at my Court Room in Hana
aforesaid, upon the 24th day of Septem
ber, J913, at 9 o'clock A. M. of said day,
and defend the foregoing action, and
upon failure to appear and defend as
aforesaid, judgment will be entered add
execution issued and levied upon the
properly for which the tax was assessed
or upon any property of such Defendant
as may be found.
Dated at Hana, Maui, August 19, 1913
D. K. WAILEHUA
District magistrate of Hana, County of
Aug. 23, 30, Sept. 6.
If you are going to build,
do it now
Kahului Railroad Co.
Kahului, Maui, T. H.