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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, mahch 10, 1916.
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THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
MARCH 10, 1616.
A PAIR SUGGESTION.
Wailuku should put in a strong hid for the Maui County Fair, which
undoubtedly will be held next fall. This matter is one which h is ex
pected will come up at the organization meeting to he held next Thurs
day. There are those who believe that Kahului would be the best place to
hold the affair, but unless it is definitely decided that horse racing niust
be a feature, the harbor town has little "to recommend it.
On the other hand Wailuku is much better fitted to entertain for
three or four days the very large crowd which will doubtless attend.
Nor would the big show need to be crowded into the armory, as has
been objected to by some. There is no reason why a considerable sec
tion of high street and Main street from the First National Hank up,
should not been set aside as a sort of "zone", with different departments
of the fair occupying various vacant store rooms, the Town Hall, and
jossibly some temporary buildings that the board of supervisors would
nrobablv be willinc to iut ur adjoining the town hall The town could
be well decorated, and a great variety of features of entertainment and
recreation easily provided.
The idea is one which impresses with its possibilities, the more it
is thought about it. And if it was a little different from the preconceived
notions of county fairs, with its race track, balloon ascension, flinvflam
games and side shows, it might not sutler any trom tne comparison.
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The much-heralded war recruiting plot of Honolulu turned out to
1p a rank n77l( However it served to brine out some interesting
comments, editorial and otherwise, indicating that there are persons in
the territory who cannot see anything wrong in such a movement. Need
less to sav these same commentators do not take the same view of Ger
manic activities in the United States designed to help out the father
land. They also condone the overhauling and searching of American
ships and the rifling of mails by the British fleet, notwithstanding that
this same kind of business brought on a neat little scrap with the United
St.itn snmpthinrr over 100 vears airo. Presumably the same excuses
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applied then as now.
Word that the Great Northern is to be withdrawn from the Islands
trade after two more trips, will be a severe disappointment to most
in tlm Trrritorv. Unfortunately, however, they are not the
ner sons who nossiblv could have prevented this . The Great Northern
Steamship Company asked for a guarantee of 1500 tons of freight each
way per trip and couldn't get it. At the same time the pineapple can
ners enter into a 5-year contract with' another line for shipping their
product. But it serves us right we're getting in the habit of altogether
too much luxury. A diet of cake isn't good for us, and it will do us
good to get back to plain bread and butter.
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w.i timt tliplifo hUtnrv nf the Mediterranean fruit fly has been
worked out so definitely, the losrical thing for Hawaii to do is to get to
gether in a strong demand on the department of agriculture that the
ciuarantinc now imposed on practically all Hawaiian fruits and vegeta-
Me, lie litted. or intelligently moumea. ine muuimi nutuMa
have little ground to stand upon since it has been authoritatively demon
strated by government experts that the pest probably never could live
in the mainland United States, since less man a ireezing tempi-iaum.
is sufficient to kill both insect and eggs.
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It is a matter of congratulation that sentiment everywhere in Maui
seems to be in favor of the Maui county fair idea. Such unanimity
backed by active effort on the part of everybody insures the success tor
Via iitirliif til-iMfT A fair n f this rlmrnrter cannot be monoiwlized by a
wn fuirenne rr o cincrlp nro-nniatinn ntlfl he what it should UC. 1 HC
attitude of the chamber of commerce, therefore, in hesitating to take any
steps that might lead to the mistaken notion that it was a chamber un
dertaking, was a most wise one. The meeting next Thursday should be
attended by everyone who feels an interest in the matter.
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The Kohala Midget has started an agitation for a breakwater for
Mahukona landing. It says the Intcrlsland steamers too often fail to
stop with mail and passengers, because the sea gets rough just as it
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With the Great Northern taken out of the Island service, and the
Pacific Mail liners off the run, and the Oceanic steamer Sierra making
Honolulu simply a port of call, won't there be a scramble when Island
people start on their vacations this year I
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Mayor Lane is reported to be having a hard time to find a man to
take Shinirle's place on the board of smervisors. If he looked Maui-
. way he might find a receptive candidate or two.
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
PETROGRAD, March 7 Russian fleet bombarded fleet of sail
ing vessels in mouth of Terma river. In past few days Russians have
des troyed 30 vessels carrying munitions, to r renin.
WASHINGTON, March 7 Cost of living expenses in Constan
tinople has increased 185 ier cent since beginning of war.
BERLIN, March 7 Marriage being arranged between Prince
Boris, eldest son of king of Bulgaria, heir to Bu'ganan throne, ana the
princess of the House of Hapsburg.
HONOLULU March 7 Fred Bruggenschmidt, a soldier of the
2nd Infantry shot himself yesterday after confessing to theft.
LONDON, March 7 Believed German Baltic fleet is preparing
to come out for big attack. May try to cut way to liberty through
throttling Allied squadrons.
Kaiser's submarines at work near Oxeland. Report of contem
plated move by Teuton admiral comes from Scandinavia.
German forces attempt to cut through French lines at Verdun
launching one titanic attack after another . Troops of crown prince.
seek once more to cut way to Paris. Teutons capture village of Forges.
This is 9 miles away from stronghold, but French retaliate by checking
enemy and inflicting slaughter with artillery.
NOTICE K. of P. MEMBERS
On account of the entertainment at the Paia Community House
Saturday evening, the meeting of Aloha Lodge No. 3, will begin prompt-
at 7 o'clock instead of 8, as usual. ' Degree work. Members urged to
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