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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office at Walluku, Maul, Hawaii, as second clan matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the Peofle
Issued Every Friday.
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j i EDITOR AND MANAGER
WILL J. COOPER,
Mayor Lane, of Honolulu, wants to have all the city ordinances
printed in Hawaiian as well as in English; and Dr. Raymond, of the
Maui hoard of suiKTvisors. would have an official interpreter appoint
ed t help out Siqervisor Uahinui, who is perhaps a trifle weak in his
Ktitjlish. All of which lias a familiar sound, hut which should hae
no weight at the present day, unless admittedly for politics. There are
mighty few llawaiians today of caliher sufficient to hold office, or to
have much interest in puhlic affairs, who cannot understand English
as well as Hawaiian, or better. There is probably less excuse in these
Islands for a dual language system than there is in the states of Loui
siana, New Mexico, or Arizona. Louisiana, for instance, threw French
owrboard some years ago because it didn't ring true for an American
state, notwithstanding the fact that there are thousands of citizens in
that commonwealth who speak little else. If Hawaii has any ambitions
towards statehood the quicker the Hawaiian language is allowed to die,
the better. There is little excuse for it now except as a sentiment.
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The irrepressible Alexander Hume Ford has written us that we
(meaning the Islands) are to hold a great Fan-Pacific Exposition during
i9l7-l'M8. Of course we don't approve, feeling certain that the idea is
fantastic and altogether impractical. Hut again of course this makes
not the slightest difference we're going to have the exposition. The
edict has gone forth. Alexander Hume Ford has spoken. It is settled.
And Ford particularly asks us (meaning the Maui News) and us
t meaning Maui) to come across with various kinds of support, including
dioramas (whatever they may be). Naturally we take a good bracer
(meaning with the feet), and hack up for all we're worth. 1'ut it
won't do any good. We're in for the exposition, the support, and the
dioramas. Alexander the Great has said it. It is done! Nufced!
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Hawaii has always had the reputation of being a bonanza land for
the mainland promoter, and now that report of fabulous returns from
the sugar crop of the Islands is beginning to be heralded broadcast,
there is no doubt of what is to come. Indeed it is already here, ac
cording to news from Honolulu. Like flics around a molasses barrel,
so are the mining stock agents and other kinds of sure-thing promotors
destined to foregather about the Hawaiian sugar bowl. And the strange
thing about it is that this gentry is always successful. There is scarce
a doubt that many thousands of good Hawaiian dollars will be finding
their way into various kinds of strange places on the coast. For all
the old saws about the birthrate of suckers, the attractiveness of distant
pastures, and the love of Americans for being humbugged, are just as
true here in the Islands today as they ever were.
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Honolulu is making a big effort to induce the people of the other
islands to help out in the big Kamehameha Day celebration being
planned for this year. Excursion rates are offered, and various at
tractions are offered in way of amusements, while the merchants arc
offering special prices to the out-of-town buyers. Of course it isn't
any charity scheme these Honolulu business men have in their minds,
nor are they pretending that it is anything other than a business proposi
tion with them. But it's good business. Visitors will be well treated.
I '.lack-jacks will be barred in extract ing the reluctant dollar. Maui can
well afford to help Honolulu in this way. It brings about a friendly
feeling, and neighborliness is a thing that we can afford to encourage.
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W hen a dozen or more men all of the busy business men spend
three hours of a Friday afternoon and as many more of the following
Monday morning, in discussing a proposition, it means something. In
this particular instance it means that the first Maui County Fair cannot
liflp being a success. There isn't any doubt about it. The meeting last
Monday morning was no sleepy affair and plenty of real enthusiasm
was evident. Also the indications from every hand are that this same
enthusiasm is reaching to every corner of the county, and even to the
other islands. The project means a lot of work for a lot of people, but
the results will be worth the pains.
'Judge Stuart says Hawaii should have a commission form of
government. And yet Judge Stuart would probably be one of the first
to bewail the downfall of democracy when the j)oepIe were no longer
able to do politics for profit as at present.
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Ililo is changing all its easy named streets to difficult Hawaiian
ones. This should be exceedingly pleasing to the tourists that Ililo is
honing about so much.
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When West Point ceases to be a school for snobs, and the United
States army becomes Americanized, there is some hope that military
preparedness may get a more enthusiastic hearing than at present.
PROOF FAILS IN CHARGE
OF CATTLE STEALING
Charles Akuna and Antone KauR
tino, arretted about two weeks ago
on charge of having RhnVn a calf be
'onging to the Cornwell Ranch, were
lischarged from custody by District
Magistrate McKay this morning, after
lie territory has failed to substantiate
The police claim that both men
confessed to killing the calf
and eating name, hut at
their trial they pleaded not
The police claim that both men con
fessed to the calf and eating same,
hut at their trial they pleaded not
guilty, and neither Manager I'ia
f'ockett nor the police officers who
had investigated the case, were ahle
to prove that the calf killed had be
longed to the Cornwell Ranch. H. ('.
Mobsman appeared as attorney for the
VICITING ARTIST EXHIBITS
A number of canvaseH of 10. W.
Christmas, R. H. A., which have been
displayed this week in the lobby of
the Maul Hotel, have attracted con
siderable attention from art lovers of
Maui. Mr. Christmas Is the painter of
a medal winning picture at the San
l-Yancisco exposition, entitled "The
Christ of the Andes," and he has will)
him n smaller canvas made at the
name time but from a different view
point, of this wonderful peace statute
on the crest of the South American
mountains, 11,00(1 feet above the sea
Mr. Christmas, who is just recover
ing from a serious illness, is much
enraptured with Maui scenery, and
expects to spend several months here
and to do considerable work, as soon
as he recovers his strength. He later
plans to give an exhibition of some of
his local work also.
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