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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1914.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost OUlce at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as Becond-class matter.
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A Republican raper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
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WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
DECEMBER 26, 1914.
THE QUIXOTIC 'A. SCUDDER.
Rev. Dorrmus Seudder seems to have succeeded in sitrring f a
good deal if interest and some strong support of liis views concerning
the altitude the United States should take towards the Japanese. Of
course Dr. Scudder is right. The only sensible, the only decent thing
for our nation to do is to place Japan upon exactly the same footing
as every other foreign nation. This does not mean that we have not
the right to make any immigration regulations that we see fit, or to
impose any conditions we choose as the price of naturalization. Roth
of these regulations should he made much more exacting than they are
at present. Rut they should apply imparitally to every human race in
the world, regardless of creed or color.. The standard of American
citizenship should lie set high; hut all should he given equal oppor
tunity of measuring up to it.
Rut jusitee, and right, and even good policy does not mean that there
is any likelihood of Dr. Scuddcr's propaganda having any tangible re
sults. Thirty-five years ago the comparatively thin populaiton of the
Pacific coast was able, through log-rolling methods, to have Congress
pass the Chinese exclusion act. Although doubtless the great mass of
citizens of the United States have little prejudice against either the
Japanese of Chinese, it is going to be a good deal harder to repeal the
present laws than it was to make them.
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IIOXOLVLU DOESX'T KXOCK, BUT
Because the big league ball players didn't make the trip to the Vol
cano, as had been planned, Hilo people are sore, and the Big Island
press is unanimous in charging Honolulu with "knocking." Honolulu
doesn't like the indictment and is hunting for a goat to fasten the blame
Upon. The real fact of the matter is there probably hasn't been any real
"knocking" at all, but instead a selfish indifference among the Honolulu
people that is almost as bad. Until Honolulu realizes, deep down, a
a first principle, that the real tourist assets of the Territory are largely
outside of Oahu, her own best interests cannot be realized. When she
does actually wake up to this fact, there will be no indifference the
visitor to Honolulu simply won't be able to get away until he has ex
tended his tour to the other islands. The attractions of all of the islands
are elaborately drawn upon in advertising Hawaii abroad, because it
would be a pretty tame list that Oahu alone could offer. There is no
doubt that Honolulu will eventually wake up to the fact that it is in
a large measure up to her to "deliver the goods" as advertised.
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COMPLAINTS ABOUT MARKETING DIVISION.
Complaints about the Territorial Marketing Division's shortcomings
are no argument against the institution. One needs but stop a moment
:nd consider the condition of the producer of miscellaneous farm pro-
duels before this division was started, a few years ago, to understand
what it has accomplished. Then the small farmer had little hope. Now
he is able to do something, and his future is brighter than it ever li;u
been. There is plenty of room for improvement in the Marketing
division. Rut the division has demonstrated its value and that it is fill
ing a place in developing the islands that private enterprise, depending
oil commissions for its profit, could never do. It seems more than likely
that the Marketing division needs a good shaking up and overhauling,
anil the voting men in cliartre ol it, given a rigorous tuglit-coui sc in
system. But don't think of abandoning the institution just yet.
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They're having lots of fun in Honolulu collecting delinquent taxes
on automobiles. Wonder if there's any chance for the same kind of
fun on Maui ?
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It always pays to play safe. The moving picture houses on Maui
might not to wait to be made to make their places safe.
Kona Storm Dampens
Ardor oJ Mountain Party
L.iciil'i!l.v painful, according to all
ri 'ports, wil l the nip to the summit of
i Inli :ialu, maile last Saturday by an
l:tI Iiilo jolly party from the Haiku
Fruit 5i l'acktng Company staff. The
lnuy Uona storm which reached its
climax Saturday night, reversed the
usual order of things on the moun
tain, Biid the drenched and benumb
ed travelers who reached the rest
house on the summit late in the night,
found a torrential rain beating into
the open doorway of the hut and this
shelter completely flooded. The weary
ones returned to lower levels on Sun
day morning, but are not enthusiastic
over the celebrated view.
Denies He's a Candidate
Kipahulu, Maui, Dec. 10th, 1914.
Editor of the Maui News:
I have seen ih the Maul News that
my name, J II. K. Kamai, was one of
the Supervisor Candidates runing on
this term eomming. Herewith, I want
your kindness favor, to arrive In your
paper and let every body know that
I am not runing. My Supervisor of
the Hana District is It. A. Drummond.
J. 13. K. KAMAI.
Kona Storm Brought
Rain and Did Some Damage
Two and one half inches of rain
fell in Wailuku last Saturday nii'li
(hiring the severe kona r.iorm which
prevailed for several da;, s. 'i h
strong wind which accompanied the
rain made things decidedly uneom
fortable and did some minor damage,
especially in breaking down banana
plants and some larger trees.
The Lahaina side of the Island was
so stormy that the Kilauea, which
was on the Mauna Kea's run last week
could not land mall or passengers, on
her trip up on Saturday evening. The
down trip Friday night was a bad one
for the passengers, and the boat did
not make Honolulu until nearly 11
o'clock Saturday morning. The Clau-
dine was also several hours late in
getting in on her Saturday night run
The storm was a general one, Ho
nolulu and most other parts of the
Territory reporting heavy rains.
Dec. 18. Henry Teixeira, 21, Bessie
Freitas, 16; both of Tuunene. Cere
mony performed by Rev. Father Jus
tin. Dec. 19. Frank T. Medelros, 24,
Puunene; Mary Camara, 15, Kihei.
Ceremony performed by Rev. Father
ahuEui Railroad Co
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