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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JULY 25, 1914.
THE MAUI NEWS
Kntered nt the Tost Office at Wailuku. Maui. Hawaii, B9 second-class matltr
A. Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
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Tlf? HERE is significance in the fact that, without preconcert, prac
tically every speaker at the booster dinner on Thursday night
chose to discuss some phase of the tourist business as it relates to
Maui. It indicates that this community is beginning to realize some
thing of the possibilities in this new field. Opinions may differ as to
the desirability of hav ing the even tenor of our way interrupted by a
lut of itinerant pleasure seekers; but opinions count for little in the face
of facts. And the fact in the case is that we cannot escape what is our
obvious destiny. We have in these Islands, in superlative measure,
w hat the tourist wants, and he is coming after it. Nothing will stop
him as long as the transportation companies will take his money to
hi rug him here. We may retard, but we might as well try to hold
back the tide of the ocean , as to try to stop this movement lint as
this rising Hood is laden with gold, it is the part of wisdom to study the
gentle art of extracting our share in the most painless manner. I'rank
Wiggins, head booster of Southern California, more than seven years
ago, declared that Hawaii posses in climate and scenic attractions all
that California claims to have. And the tourist has made Southern
California. The great fruit industry of the state pales into insignific
ance beside it. And all this on a capital of hot air and sunshine. No.
Hawaii can't escape. It's written in the stars.
THE NEW LAND BOARD.
THE appointment of Dr. J. II. Raymond as a member of the Ter
ritorial board of land commissioners, as announced by the wire
less on Monday, is of especial interest here on Maui where the
Doctor resides. Dr. Raymond's independence of mind and honesty of
purpose are so well known that there is no doubt that he will be a very
active factor in the future administration of the public domain in the
Territory. Governor I'inkliam also has very decided views in relation
to land matters, and it seems probable that in Dr. Raymond he has
found a man who will work with him in very close harmony.
In making all his appointments thus far to this important board, the
Governor evidently has had in mind the formation of a body that have
general views to his own. In any event his appointments have had
little political significance. J. K. Brown, who is reappointed, is a Pro
gressive, while Bruce Cartwright, Jr., is a republican. W. C. Wilder,
newly appointed, J. W. Waldron, who was appointed some weeks ago,
and Dr. Raymond, are democrats. One vacancy still remains to be
filled, that of Alfred W. Carter, whose term has expired. A man from
Hawaii is to have this place, according to the Governor, but who this
is, can only be guessed at. R. II. Trent, Frank Andrade, and Samuel
C. Dwight are the three commissioners not re-appointed. That Trent,
a dyed-in-the-wool democrat is dumped, seems to indicate that he and
the Governor are not together in land matters.
Hoc; raising should be a business of much importance to Maui. This
is especially true now that Oahu breeders are having their herds de
cimated by cholera and some other mysterious disease which in some
instances has destroyed entire herds of several hundred. Most of the
hog raisers in recent years on Oahu have found their food supply in
the refuse from the military posts and kitchen garbage from Honolulu.
It is a significant fact that disease almost invariably follows sooner or
later where this sort of food is. employed. Maui is free from hog
cholera, and is protected by a rigid quarantine against Oahu, so she is
reasonably safe. Besides the source of food which would be used here
would be of necessity of much more healthful character. There is a
large variety of things which grow to perfection under local conditions
w hich are of comparatively little value on the general markets, but
which should be profitable converted into pork selling at from 10 to 15
cents per pound, live weight. Sweetpotatoes, cassava, peanuts, cow
leas, and jack lteans are among some of the things that have been
proven to do well in many parts of the islands. Alfalfa is a very valu
able hog feed, and has already proven its adaptability to conditions in
most localities where moisture is sufficient.
It is known that well over $1000 was spent last week by some 30
tourists who visited Maui and made the Halcakala trip. Considering
the difficulties and real hardship to be overcome, this isn't at all bad for
one week. Besides this number, residents at Olinda report that a con
stant stream of unrecorded visitors has lieen passing up and dow n the
mountain for the past several weeks. With a vehicle road to the sum
mit and a comfortable rest house there, it is not difficult to see what a
valuable asset Halcakala would Ik. The tourist business to the Islands
is growing rapidly, and will doubtless be of immence proportions with
in a few vears, but this Island is getting but the smallest iKTCentage of
A most cold blooded murderer is at large somewhere on Maui. The
police have worked hard, but thus far have failed to run down the slay
er of the defenseless aged Chinaman of Kula. A reward of $200 had
been offered for the capture of the jK-rpetrator of the foul deed, but as
the crime was probably unwitnessed, it is not unlikely that this or any
other sum offered will go unclaimed. Maui is unused to such deeds
of v iolence, committed for purpose of robbery, and every citizen should
stand ready to help the police to bring the murderer to justice.
Tiiic Hawaii supervisors are back-pedaling on expenditures to avoid
overrunning appropriations. They have discovered that there is a law
punishing such indiscretion by a fine of up to $1000 and imprisonment
up to two years. The Maui board at its last meeting also took occa
sion, by resolution, to warn department heads and other officials to keep
within their allowance. The penalties, however, were not mentioned
Tin-: candidates who are afraid to declare where they stand on the
dekgateship matter, or any other matter that relates to the Territory,
are the candidates who should be "scratched" by the voters when vot
ing time comes around. A man who hasn t the courage of his convic
tions ought not to Ik-entrusted with the business of the iK-ople.
Till': nomination of Judge Kdings, by President Wilson, as successor
to J udge Kingsbury, comes almost as a relief. The strain of waiting
was beginning to get on cveryones nerves. Judge Kingsbury, who has
expressed the desire to be relieved of his duties, will not be Ihe one
least glad that the matter is finally practically settled.
Galvanized Flat Sheets
Gauge Sizes Approx.Wt. Price
Number Inches Per Sheet Per 100 lbs.
14 48x120 128 $4.00,
16 48x120 106 4.40
20 36x108 45 4.40
22 36x108 38 4.50
24 24 x 84 15 4.50
24 30 x 96 23 4.50
24 36 x 72 21 4.50
24 36 x 96 28 4.50
24 36x108 32 . 4.50
26 24 x 84 13 4.80
26 30 x 96 18 4.80
26 36 x 72 17 4.80
26 36 x 108 25 4.80
28 24 x 96 '12 5.00
28 30 x 96 15 5.00
Quotations, F, 0. B, Warehouse
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