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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MAY 5. loir,.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Odlce at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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WILL J. COOPER, : : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
KkllUY : : : MAY 5. VHu
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The news from Washington this week to c fleet thnt 1 lie Hawaii
volcano national park Mil in congress is practically certain ol enact
ment, should he most gratifying to the territory as a whole and to the
llig Island. I nit also to Maui. For unless the Mil has been amended
since last advices were received concerning it. the crater of llaleakala
is also included in the boundaries of the new park.
Just what this means will he appreciated by those who are familiar
v i'.h what tlit federal government has done in the great national play
grounds known as national parks, in various parts of the mainland.
In all of these the government not only takes steps to preserve for the
(.njoynient and benefit of all the people, the features which make tins'.'
parks attractive, hut plans and constructs roads and trails, establishes
camping sites, builds rest houses, and encourages under proper regina
t (in the establishment of hotels and other conveniences for the public,
lloidcs this the Interior Department, under which the national parks
are administered is constantly doing a great amount of most valuable
advertising of the attractions which they afford. At very great ex
position where the government is represented, and at many
important conventions and other gatherings, representatives of the
department, armed with most attractive lantern slides and moving
I ictures, lecture on the beauties of these parks before thousands ot
hearers; and thousand of press items, and magazine articles read by
hundreds of thousands of others, have their origin in same source.
Xor is this territory alone to be congratulated upon this enlighten
ed act of congress, for the whole United Slates has also gained a
perpetual asset such as could not be duplicated in the world. The bill,
according to advices to Honolulu chamber of commerce from its
representative George McK. McClellan. has been favorably recom
mended to the senate from committee, and as it has already been passed
by the lower house, its final enactment is thereby virtually assured.
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This will be Maui's lucky year if on top of the banner crops in
prospect at record prices congress comes through with the llaleakala
rational park bill, and an appropriation for getting work started on
the west wing breakwater for Kahului harbor. This last named
project, which according to news from Washington yesterday has been
favorably acted upon by the senate committee to which it had been
referred, means a great deal to Maui. It will not only make Kahului
harbor absolutely safe for shipping under any stress of weather, but it
will make possible the utilization for wharves of a large section of the
harbor boundary not now available, and which with the development of
this island is bound to be needed in a comparatively short time.
The prom t willingness of the sugar men to concede the justness
of the demands of the plantation laborers for a higher share of the
proceeds of their labor, is gratifying, and the method of paying this
increase under a sliding scale based on the price of sugar, is com
mendable. In spite of the popular idea on the mainland that "Oriental
labor" and poorly paid labor, are essential corollaries, it is doubtful if
agricultural laborers in any part of the United States can show higher
remuneration, all things considered. Also between the workers of
Hawaii and the factory, mine, and mills drudges of the east, there is
no comparison. Hawaii is not a Utopia, but it lacks the squalor and
degrading conditions that seems to be inseparable from many of the
large industrial centers of the mainland.
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The appointment of Dr. Raymond to the vacant place on the board
of supervisors will be generally pleasing to those citizens of Maui
who place efficiency in public office above politics. Dr. Raymond made
good before and no one expects that he will not again, l'olilics
shouldn't be considered. If the people of Maui will take an intel
ligent interest in county government, and will back up the board in
its work, we should have results in dollars and cents that should be
highly satisfactory to the taxpayers.
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The fact that a Maui-bred baby was one of the top-notehcrs in the
baby show in Honolulu, last week, should encourage the suggestion
that a baby show lie made a feature of the Maui County Fair. We
have plenty more fine babies as well as other fine things.
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"Rank amateurs" are at the helm of the American government,
according to the Hawaii Herald. Americans, however, may still
prefer a certain degree of amateur inefficiency to the type of hereditary
proficiency of some F.uropcan nations.
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It may merely a coincidence, but it almost seems that when George
McClellan is in Washington Hawaii finds more favor in the eyes of
congress than when lie isn't.
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
Dl'l'.I.IX, May 2 Irish rebellion virtually crushed. Soldiers
are searching city for rebels who h.rve not surrendered. A few snipers
are left who take chance shots at soldiers. A few rebels who held out
yesterday driven to defeat by artillery fire. Food shortage, but relief
is expected soon.
HONOLULU, May 2 Mail Carrier Silva. who ran down I'ulice Offi
cer right, was careless, says coroner's jury verdict.
Guy 1!. Randall, war-plot man, is in jail again. His sanity is
doubted. Rumored recruiting scheme is to be further probed..
Dr. I.iesegang, a German physician from New Guinea, was given
safe conduct home by the ISrilish. He passed through here this morn
ing on the steamer Sonoma with his family.
W ASHINGTON, May 2-President Wilson scouts at hyphen
bugaboo. Tells women in training camps that at call all Americans
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