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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1915.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Offlce at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as Becond-class matter.
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WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
JANUARY 30, 1915.
BASEBALL CHEAP SPORTS.
It is generally known that the Wailuku baseball ground is really a
public park, and that perhaps if it were tested through the courts, the
baseball management might be enjoined from making a charge for ad
mission to see the games. Of course that would be the end of base
ball for Wailuku for a long time to come. But because Wailuku people
like good clean baseball there has never been a disposition on the part
of anyone to test this matter. But last Sunday there were two or three
young wise guys, who defied the management by refusing to pay to see
the games, simply because they had heard that they couldn't be made
to pay. If the athletic association is wise it will have the next person
that tries this promptly expelled from the grounds, with a cordial invita
tion to go to the courts for legal redress if he wishes. But the man
who tries anything of this kind will not have a pleasant time of it.
Wailuku wants baseball and is willing to pay the very modest charge
necessary to get it, and will not have much patience with anyone who
trii s to stop it by any such cheap tactics.
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HILO AND HER TOURIST PROFITS.
Between $5,000 and $10,000 is what Ililo is figuring on getting from
the two-day visit of the Great Northern excursionists next month. This
is six percent on between $85,000 and $150,000; which aniouiif, ! the
way, would build quite a bit of road on Ilaleakala. Without tl.e con
vict-built road into Kilauea, Hawaii could not possibly entertain such
an excursion party. Without an automobile road to the top of Halea
kala, Maui never will be able to get such a crowd to coine. Maui i:
known on the mainland almost entirely through the fame of our "House
of the Sun," and it is ridiculous to imagine that steamship companies
and excursion bureaus will send their patrons here when they know
that this chief wonder is inacctssable. Hilo is now talking of extending
the Volcano road up to the top of Mauna Loa. Its a big undertaking
but it is likely to be accomplished before the Ilaleakala road is built
unless Maui wakes up to her own interests.
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DOES A GOOD RECORD COUNT t
Some mighty good men are getting lined up for the race for the
county offices to be filled this coming spring. It is very much to be
questioned, however, whether the county will profit much by making
many changes. The present board of supervisors has not made a very
bad record, as a whole, and during the past four or five months' has
really done good work and in a businesslike manner that deserves recog
nition. In the other offices to be filled it is hard to see where much im
provement could be expected from most of the candidates who have
offered themselves. If good records count for anything at all with the
voters of Maui, then most of the men at present in office will have a
big advantage over the men who aspire to their jobs.
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"I am just as anxious as anyone to find out who, if
anyone, is belittling the attractions of other places in this
' Territory,' said Taylor, "and I have written to the other
islands asking them to cooperate with me in finding out if
the recent reports are true." P. C. Advertiser.
Being an ex-detecitve, Mr. Taylor, who is sitting on the promotion
lid in the absence of Director Wood, should of course experience no
difficulty in a simple proposition like this. The interesting question
is what he proposes doing with the knocker when he has finally tracked
him to his lair.
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Some American congressmen and writers point to the war in Eu
rope as a Reason why the United States should build up a great
standing army. The great mass of the American people doubtles
see in this most awful conflict the utter futility of this kind of peace
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The army officers stationed in Honolulu have threatened to boy
cott the town in case their automobiles are taxed, which is of course
a becoming attitude for a class of non-producers, the very necessity
for which is a reflection upon modern civilization.
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The Friend wants to have a sal-soda tank established in Honolulu
where people could give their filthy lucre a bath. It would take
good deal more than sal-soda to clean some folks' money.
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It is to be hoped that the tens of thousands of persons who will see
the Honolulu moving picture at the Exposition will not get the im
prtssion that Honolulu looks like that all the time.
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Talk about praitlcal politics it's hard to beat liana's plan of im
porting a legislator ready made.
WAR TALK BREEDS WAR.
No people will ever be assured of
peace if it thinks war and talks war
and is continually told that war is in
evitable, says the Milwaukee Journal.
If any one thing lies at the bottom
of the general war in Europe, it is
the conviction expressed again and
again, until it came to be thought a
truism, that a general war was at
some time inevitable. Veiy properly,
therefore. The New York Journal ot
Commerce censures Congressman
Mann for taking occasion. In opposing
a measure promising ultimate inde
pendence to the Philippines, to insist
that war between the United States
and Japan is inevitable. With the
merits of the Philippine measure we
are not now concerned, though we
doubt if the present time is opportune
for such a declaration. The point is
that Congressman Mann used his posi
tion as the leader of the IUpublica
minority in the house to lend weight
to the assertion that Japanese inter
ests and our interests are bound to
Mann is wrong. The interests
neither Japan nor the United States
would be benefited by war. Nor
there any ground for asserting that
Japan has cast covetous eyes on the
But the main point is that in such
assertions lies the foundations of din
trust and hatred. No structure of
peace, nor even of commercial advan
tage can be raised on hatred. It is to
be regretted that Mr. Mann prefers
to cast whatever weight words carry
on the wrong side, that he is seldom
found among those who build up, that
in this he failed to recognize that "the
fruit of righteousness is sown in peace
of them that make peace."
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