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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1915.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
, Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publishers
Supsckiption Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
.ArRIL 3. 1915.
Itttutt Hunter iauiUi 3far
By R HI'. J. CHARLES riLLJERS.
Of the several festive seasons in the Church year, the two
most joyous seasons are Christmas and Easter.
The central thought of Easter is that of man's immortality;
the assurance of zAiich he has in the Resurrection of our Lord,
ii7i,, by His resurrection has brought life and immortality to
lijlit, and tjiven to man in those many intimations that he is desig
nated for immortality, of which every man is aivare in his soul, a
decree of certainty for which he will look in vain, elsezuhere. To
Christ, and to Christ only, belongs the right to say: "I am the
Resurrection and the Life: he that believeth on Me though he
die, yet shall he live: and zAiosocvcr liveth and believeth on Me
shall never die."
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II. P. WOOD AXD THE MUDSLINGERS.
The attack which is being made on II. P. Wood, secretary of the
Hawaii Promotion Committee, and chairman of the Hawaii commission
to the San Francisco exposition, is one of the most unpleasant things
that has come out of Honolulu for some time. Mr. Wood is in San
Francisco as resident commissioner to the fair and is not in a position to
promptly refute the charges, or rather innuendos, that are being made
concerning him. It seems to be a favorite way in Honolulu to wait until
a man gets out of the Territory and then to strike him.
The promotion committee has always been and doubtless always
will be a conspicuous object of criticism. It comes so directly in con
tact with the people, and opinions on promotion and publicity differ so
widely. Put there is a difference between criticism and some of the
disguised personal attacks to which Mr. Wood, as director of the bureau
has been subjected. Personal enmity to Mr. Wood, and personal am
bitions have been responsible for some exceedingly nasty work in, con
neciton with both the promotion committee and the fair commission.
What II. P. Wood lias done for Hawaii few people probably real
ize. He virtually started the promotion committee for the old chamber
of commerce and merchants' associaiton some ten years ago, after a
number of sjwradic and expensive experiments had been made. And
but for his genius and infatigable work, the committee would have been
allowed to die half a dozen times during its first lew years. Largely
through his personal efforts also was the Washington's Birthday floral
parade kept alive until it became an institution in the Islands.'
To H. P. Wood and the unswerving backing he received from the
late J as. F. Morgan, then president of the Honolulu chamber of com
merce, is due the chief credit for the splendid showing that Hawaii
made at the Seattle exposition in 1909, though he was not officially
known in this enterprise. And in" the present exposition at San Fran
cisco, the essential idea of Hawaii's building is his; and although he
has been abused unmercifully by his detractors in connection with this,
the results already have in large measure justified his faith and silenced
H. P. Wood is a specialist in his line. His critics and opponents
are veriest amateurs. Many of the most progressive things that Hono
lulu has done in recent years were first advocated by him. Conspicuous
among these was the greater chamber of commerce idea, and the incor
poration of the Carnival association. A few llonolulans know some
thing of the personal satisfaction he felt in these realizations of his
dreams, but others have taken the credit for these things. There are
few men in Hawaii today who have done more for the welfare of the
Islands, than has Mr. Wood. It is easy enough to pick flaws in details.
To suggest that Mr. Wood's handling of the finances of the promotion
committee and of the exposition fund has been crooked, is ludicrous to
those who know him well and know of his devotion to his work. But
it is the underhand methods that have been employed against him that
have aroused the resentment of his friends and the disgust of all fair
minded persons who are in a position to see beneath the surface.
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THE AMERICAN PEOPLE STILL RULE.
The fact that protests have been sent from Honolulu to Washington
against the activity of General Carter in lobbying for the passage of
the Holstein compulsory military training bill, indicates that the meas
ure will not get through without some vigorous opposition. This is
encouraging at least. In a community dominated as is Hawaii by pro
fessional militarists it is significant to note that they meet with any
active opposition at all. Significant, because it indicates that the Amer
ican people as a whole are still far from being under the thumb of ;e
army. And this has always been a distinguishing mark between tlie
United States and all European countries, and one of tlie very vital
reasons for the progress that this nation has made since its beginning.
Military domination is the next thing to monarchism in its fettering of
a people's liberty.
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BASEBALL AXD THE GET-TOGETHER SPIRIT.
The outlook for a year of good, clean baseball on Maui is exceed
ingly bright. Tlie entrance of a team by Paia is most welcome. The
fact that both Paia and Puunene are apparently more fortunate in avail
able material this season than is Wailuku, should not hurt the sport. In
fact if Manager Cummings carries out his present plans he is certain to
have a well disciplined and harmonious team at his command, and the
solid backing of the lovers of clean sport in this part of Maui. It is
not the winning of games that counts most in baseball it's the spirit
that is put into the playing.
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LAUGHS BEST WHO LAUGHS LAST.
A lot of fun is being made of the fact that the Maui county super
visors, in the heat of campaign for the primary election, forgot to make
the required proclamation for the general election as prescribed by law.
To correct this oversight the legislature has passed a special law for
Maui's benefit. But the real joke will be when the lawmakers and the
politicians on Kauai and Hawaii wake up to the fact that both of these
counties will probably hold invalid elections unless they get wise to
themselves mighty quick. It will be Maui's turn to laugh.
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