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Tim MAUI NKWS, SATURDAY; MARCH 28, 1914.
THE MAUI NE1AS
KnU'red nt the l'ost Ollioe at Wailuku, Maui, HnwRii, ns sicflirl-clnsf iraltc
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest ol the People
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MAIK'II 2S, 1
YTjf'fllK Maui Chamber of Commerce appointed an investigating com-
1 miltcc some lime ago, and Hie result was that a re port
tinned in that showed that certain acts of the Maui
to say the least, foolish. I he committee s report
ledged to he a fair one and the Chamber accepted it. There were no clear
chai ses of "graft" and the only point not cleared up was the ownership
of a certain auto-truck. As the county repudiated any dealings that may
have been made in regard to the truck, the matter was left to the man
who ordered the wagon and the firm that shipped it to him. The
liability as to the truck is still being discussed, and thr t js where the
matter ends, at present. Wild rumors of "graft" to the extent of the
Hawaii scandal, are absurd. The roads we have and the evidence that
county funds have been expended properlv, make it impossible for any
real "giaft,' of the Hawaii fashion. The article appearing in the "l!y
standcr" column of The Advertiser, on Sunday last, was evidently in
stigated by some one with an ax to grind. The investigating commit
tee that reported on county affairs, has accomplished much good, and
has started a system of economy that will be kept up all along the line
tiil the county is run on a better basis than ever befcre. As to the
remark that the Maui newspapers have not mentioned anything about
the state of affairs on Maui, it is sufficient to say that Tin-: M.vn Nkws
has said all that is necessary to say, so far, and that every charge
made, and every charge confirmed, by the investigating committee has
been written of in this paper. There is no desire to hush up scandal
and, as anything is proved, the facts will appear in print. Wild rumors
and risky statements are good sources of libel suits.
T I IK decision of the Maui Racing Association's executive com
mittee to arrange a progiam that appeals more to the owners
of local horses and island bred animals, than to men who bring
some skate clown from the mainland just to "cop" the prize money,
and depart for pastures new immediately afterwards, is an excellent
one. If there is any justification for horse racing at all, it is on ac
count of the improvement and upkeep of the breed. lo degenerate to
nothing but a gambling institution carried on with any kind of a rotten
i nuiue. that can rim half a mile when full of dope, has been the fate of
horse racing on the mainland. It has been a skin game for year?, and
the talk about the improving of the breed of horses is a fallacy. When
horse breeders and owners run horses that can carry 140 11 js. or so, over
a two mile course, there will he a revival of the sport of kings. Dope
horses and weeds that should have been fed to the Zoo animals shortly after
the fact developed that they could not travel over a longer distance
than three or four furlongs, should not be encouraged. The game was
killed on the mainland by just such races when even the "sprinters
were not allowed lo run straight. I he halt hearted revival winch is
attracting all the touts of the country, is doomed to end the same way
Therefore, it is a matter of congratulation that the Maui Racing Asso
ciation is catering for the local horse breeders. The purses are generous
enough for gentlemen owners and as for the other clasf of horsemen, we
don't want them at all.
Ja ISOU 1 the meanest thing in the world is the man who writes
4- anonymous letters to the rcss, attacking public officials and
charging them with all sort of graft, and still not having the
courage to sign his name to the dirty effusion. One man of this sort
has written the editor of this paper and, under the cloak of a nom de
plume, has charged many men whose shoes he is not fit to clean, with
rank graft. The coward claims thai the men in question have not "the
guts" to clean up alleged abuses and yet, to cap it all, the sneak scribe
has not the guts'' to si nu his own letter. Uy a fortunate chance the
writer's name has become known and as he has a skeleton closet all of
his own, there may be developments when the men he now charge
with all soi ls of delinquencies, find out who he is.
KNOCKING OFP THE TARIFF.
LIKK many another question, it very much depends on the jioint
of view. President Wilson, and those who supjorted him in
his 1 ariff tinkering, if their deductions are correct, and the
price of sugar goes down proportionately to the reduction of the Tariff
will be congratulating themselves in that the general consumer will be
getting his sugar at lower irices than ever before. That sounds good
But sugar factories, both cane and beet, are to suffer much, possibly
utter extinction. If not that, then few factories where now there ar
many, can keep up after the Tariff is all off sugar.
Many thousands who now get employment, will have to seek othe
employment, when the fields are already full.
The industry called cattle feeding, which has been growing in Cali
forma will be cut out and another great business for the purpose
furnishing meat for the masses cut down; the Russians and others, who
have been induced to come this country, and who know but little ex
cept work in the cane fields, will be out of a job.
1 hat is what the Democrats have done for us by knocking of! th
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