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THE MAUI NEWS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 21, 1914.
THE MAUI NEWS
Kiitered at the Vost Office at Wailuku, Maui. Hawaii, as second-clas matter
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J. L. Sleuensot
FEBRUARY 21, 1914
DON'T STOP NOW.
THE report of the investigating committee of the Maui Chamber
of Commerce was a good, clear, fair statement of facts. Those
who heard the report read, and those who saw the report in
print, must know that the facts vouched for by the committee are true.
Now, what is the next step? Certain things have happened and, while
there is no use crying over spilt milk, there is still every reason in the
world to trace up the disappearance of the Austin crusher and gas en
gine. Is the county to stand the loss of this machinery? Then as re
gards the White "garbage wagon" that has been in use to convey high
priced kiawe beans to different places. To whom does the truck be
long? Does it belong to Supervisor Lake, or to another county official,
who was not mentioned in the committee's report? If it is a private
truck, why has the county paid the chauffeur's wages as claimed by the
investigating committee? There are still quite a number of questions
to be answered by some county officials, and the matter should not be
allowed to drop with the filing of the report. The white truck trans
action should be followed right back to the salesman who started the
HAD YOUR TAILOR LOWERED HIS PRICBS?
SHIPS are arriving at this port almost daily with consignments of
wool, which now enters free. It sells naturally at a low price
and domestic wools have come down to this basis. This city is
a great consumer of wool, and naturally at this time the manufacturers
are buying where prices are cheapest.
But have you noticed in a single instance where the price of any arti
cle containing wool is lower? Are your sftits cheaper? Is there a tailor
in this town who has made important reductions due to the Tariff?
Yet one of the great arguments of Mr. Underwood in advocating his
Tariff bill was that the people should have cheaper clothing. Nothing
is cheaper since the passage of that bill, and the average cost of living
is higher. What's the answer? Philadelphia Inquirer.
Chickens come home to roost,and so do ill-written, hasty communica
tions to the press. Remarks about trying to "knock the Republican
administration, etc.," lose their force when it is discovered that a hui
that has been dealing in kiawe beans to the great detriment of the
county, had a good deal to do with the writing of the communication
that appeared in a Wailuku paper some months ago.
The unemployed men of Chicago are marching the streets, breaking
glass fronts and puncturing automobile tires. On a banner they carry
is written: "We demand work, not charity." Instead of puncturing
lutomobile tires, let them get ready to puncture the Democratic Free
Trade law next fall.
Well. Maui did not bring home the baseball championship, the team
lid good work and showed that, although defeated, the Mauians were
;iot disgraced. The men gave the best there was in them, and the con
sequence is that Maui has more friends than ever before. Better luck
next time boys.
The Maui Chamber of Commerce is doing good work and, if the
effect is that the business men of the community get together and work
hand in hand with the elected supervisors, the progress of the County
of Maui will be better even in the future than in the past.
The lucky ones who had the opportunity to see the Mid-Pacific Car
nival in Honolulu are to be envied. The stay-at-home bunch had to be
content with the newspaper stories of the affair.
The new Tariff bill has so effectually wiped out international lines
that Washington lumber mills are already rolling across them into
The new Tariff is lessening the number of jobs in America by in
creasing the number of jobs in Europe.
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Why Not Build
House, Store, Barn,
Shed or Fence, etc. i
Send us a list of the
Lumber and we will tell
you liow much it will
cost delivered to the site.
Kahului Railroad Co's
Kahului, Maui, T. H.
Teh No. 1062.