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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1915.
THE MAUI NEUS
Entered at tbe Tost Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Etcry Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publishers
Subscription Rates, $2.50 ter Year in Advance.
KAHULUI RAILROAD CO'S
WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
OCTOBER 15, 1915.
VIGILANCE A.XD TUBERCULOSIS.
With the completion of the new $10,000 dining room and kitchen
building for the ktila Sanitarium, together with the several cottages
which have been recently made possible by the public, spiritedncss and
generosity of a number of Maui citizens. Maui will liae one of the
best equipped institutions for the treatment of tuberculosis anywhere,
and undoubtedly by far the best in the Islands. And besides this, the
natural advantages of the Kula district are such that there is prob
ably little else that modern science can suggest for the successful fight
against the "great white plague."
IUit there is much that the public should know that it does not
yet full- appreciate, concerning this disease, to make the campaign
against it entirely effective. One of these things is an appreciation
of the fact that while tuberculosis is probably curable in its earlier
stages, it must be taken in hand early if success is really to be counted
on. Consumption is an insidious disease, and most persons who con
tract it. scoff at the idea that they are victims until it is too late for
, them to hope for recovery. The health authorities are doing great
work in the schools and in the camps in locating the disease, but
among the more intelligent citizens, who should take note of their
own health, there is altogether too much apathy. The man who feels
"under the weather," who may have slight fever, or an insignificant
cough that persists, all without any apparent reason, should take the
trouble to have himself examined by a physician. This is not only
a matter of good sense on his own part, but it may prevent his passing
the dread malady on to his family and friends with whom he asso
ciates. a a a a a
ON PINING THE SPEEDERS.
Xo law abiding citizen objects to the enforcement of the law.
What they do object to is its non-enforcement, or part-time enforce
ment. This applies particularly to the automobile ordinance. The
half dozen autoists who were fined $5 last week, for exceeding. The
speed limit, had no fault to find with the law. hat they did object to.
and very justly, is the fact that they were picked out from among prob
ably a hundred others who were also violating the law in the same
manner. The sheriff says he hasn't men enough to handle this work.
If he hasn't the supervisors should remedy the matter or repeal the
ordinance. As it is now, everybody with a motor car violates the law.
It happens daily right in Wailuku. Arrests are so infrequent that
many probably scarcely know that there is a speed regulation. The
police autos fracture the speed limit whether occasion calls for it or not,
instead of setting a good example. It might be a good investment for
the county to supply the license inspector with a motor-cycle and re
quire him to be on the job pretty constantly, as is done in most places on
the mainland. It would not take long to break up the general speeding
that now exists, and there would be a better feeling on account of it.
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A young army officer at Schofield Barracks committed suicide
week by shootintr himself. A corresnondent at flip nost in re-'
porting the matter for a Honolulu paper savs that no motive for the
deed has been made public, and that the contents of a letter the dead
man left have not been given out. Had this suicide taken place out
side of the army, all facts concerning it would be public property.
But because it occurs in the "service" the facts may be smothered at
the will of anyone sufficiently high in command who cares to do so.
The case in itself amounts to nothing so far as the general public is
concerned. But the principle it involves amounts to a great deal.
The United States army is a creature of the American people. By
what right therefore should it presume to set itself apart from the
laws and regulations which govern the rest of the people? Why should
the case of a man who commits suicide in the army be treated any
differently than if he were a "civilian"? It is in such little auto
cratic things as this that much of the opposition and fear of the
power of the military finds its roots.
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The breeding of heavy horses and mules in this Territory would
seem to hold out unusually attractive promise to homesteaders and
others in the islands at the present time. The drain unon American
ranches caused by the European war has been unprecedented, and the
result is that draft stock is scarce and prices almost prohibitive. The
successful introduction of high class pasture and soiling grasses, and
the demonstration that seems conclusive that other feeds superior even
to imported grains can be raised on Hawaiian lands, and at a fraction
of the cost, would seem to indicate that the raising of fine borers
should be eminently practical in the hands of intelligent men. A number
of the Maui ranches have recently imported some hudi PT.-inV m.ir .md
blooded stallions of the heavy types, and it is rciorted that a number
or me rxuiana Homesteaders are also planning to breed draft animals on
an experimental scale. With good horses and mules commanding from
$200 to $400 per head, the proposition looks good for the man who can
iicnver me goods.
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During the year ending Tune 30. 1915. Hawaii shinned to tho m.-.m
land over "),000,000 worth of pineapples and pineapple products. The
growers of this fruit received probably less than it cost them to produce
ii. wuimg uie same period southern Calitorma shipped to eastern
markets and to Europe $25,000,000 worth of citrus fruits. The Cali-
toi-nia orange men made money. But they control the sale and dis
tribution of every box of fruit that is sent out. Their selling agents
are their own employes, and their marketing system is well nigh per
fect. Hawaiian pineapple men divide their returns with several lines
ot jobbers and middlemen, and on top of this cut prices against each
other when they think the other fellow will not find nut. Thp Cali
fornia citrus growers tried this plan and nearly went bankrupt. Hawai
ian pmeappie men are liKeiy to go broke too, it they don t soon get wise.
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Sheriff Crowell says he needs four more men on the Wailuku
jxjlice force to properly control the gambling said to be going on. This
would le doubling the present force of patrolmen. I nasmurh as War
luku appears to be a pretty safe place to-live, perhaps the Sheriff could
do pretty well against the gamblers if the supervisors should allow him
one detective officer in place of the four more patrolmen he would like
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The expressions of appreciation coming in from the Haiku sec
tion, since the county supervisors decided to eive the "solii-loir" drai
method a tryout on the roads in that neighborhood, should convince the
county fathers that they are on the right track. Roads that would have
been nearly impassable owing to the rains of last week were kept in
very xair condition witn very little work, by the new method.
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Justice may be blind, all riuht. but we'd feel a lot more com
fortable in an embezzling enterprise if we knew we had a few rich re
latives and friends in the neighborhood
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etc. etc. etc.
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