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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publishers
Subscription Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
KAHULUI RAILROAD GO'S
will J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
JUNE 16, 1916.
J 1ST A MATTER OP ADVERTISIXG.
The value of pood representation in Washington is well illus
trated in the Kahului harbor west wing breakwater appropriation. It
wasn't a question of the facts it was a matter of petting the solidist
kinds of facts home. That seems to have been most effectively accom
plished by Geo. McK. Mc Clcllan.now representing the Islands. And he
was ably backed up by various senators who have been right on the
ground and know conditions at first hand, as in the case of Senator Mar
line and Senator Smoot, who were of the Congressional party that
visited Maui a year ago. Roth of these spoke strongly for the appro
priation. There shouldn't be any lingering doubt as to the value of
spending money to keep ourselves in the lime-light. In short, it pays
to advertise. ....
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The Siberia and Korea, the two fine Americaivbuilt ships which
fernierly plied between San Francisco and the Orient under the Pacific
Mail Hag, will be back on the same run in about six months. This
would be great news to Island folk but for the fact these ships will now
i'y the Japanese flag and hence will not be available to Island people,
thanks to the coastwise shipping law.
The Maui News is in receipt of a 3000-word communication from
Dr. II. Hayes, of Molokai, which we must decline to publish for two
reasons: first because of its length, and second because of the nature
of i's contents. The letter deals entirely with the misunderstanding
between Doctor Hayes with Judge C. C. Conradt. The allegations
made might or might not be admitted in a court of law but are certain
1 not admissible to the columns of a newspaper.
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It is understood that both the republican and progressive plat
forms contain strong woman suffrage planks, and the democrats will
probably follow suit. However there is every reason to believe that
one or the other of the great parties will soon be anxious to do more
than promise the women the ballot. In fact there is a move on foot
right now which aims a blow at the democrats in case they do not
enact a suffrage law during the present session. The woman's forces
in the dozen or more states which already have the ballot, are pre
paring to pledge themselves to oppose democratic candidates at the
next election if congress takes no heed, and they claim they will come
near to holding a balance of power through these states, in case the
vote is any ways near close for other reasons.
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There is a law against stray animals, and yet for some weeks past
a bunch of horses are regularly turned out to graze along the road-side
in the vicinity of Paia, and the Paia police never seems to notice. A re
port from Kula is to the effect that the same practice is in vogue there
with both cattle and horses. We are informed that Dr. Durney of the
Sanitarium, recently had a narrow escape from what might have been
a serious collision with a steer. It seems entirely probable that the
county could beheld liable for damages resulting from such a cause
which wouldn't be much consolation however to the man who break
his neck as well as his automobile.
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The board of harbor commissioners is investigating a case of
alleged beach hogging at Pearl Harbor where prominent citizens of the
metropolis, in their desire to shut out the common herd, are violating
the law by fencing in the tide lands. Some day a harbor board, or a
federal district attorney will be found with enough back'bone to really
protect the community's interest in this resj)ect. There have been
few bluffs made at it, but it is just as impossible to walk the beach at
Waikiki as it ever was. We tried to do it about two weeks ago, and
we know what we're talking about. '
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Because the Honolulu Country Club is rich and influential, 4t is
taking a stand against the development of the Honolulu by trying to
block the laying out of a new street which would interfere with the
"privacy" of its golf links. It's the same old story of privilege holding
the rabble at a distance; and it will of course end the same old way in
due course of time, with the rabble simply swamping the high-brow
And then the game will start all over again in some other guise.
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Kauai is slowly waking up and coming out of its shell. As ev
deuce of this the Fourth of July is to be celebrated . there this year
with an up-to-date military demonstration. Governor Pinkham will 1
the orator of the day, and there will be speechmaking and fireworks of
one kind and another. In short Kauai is going to cut loose with the
ted paint for once if it takes the hide off. Bully for the Garden Island
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In demanding that a native Hawaiian be appointed on the board
of trustees of the Bishop Estate, Judge Ash ford seems to have been
deliberately trying to make a race issue out of a simple business prop
usition. Most of the men who have handled the affairs of the estate
from the beginning have been Hawaiians in about everything except
the color of their skin.
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One of the raw Filipino national guard companies on Oahu has
won in a severe drill competition over many other companies. The re
suit is gratifying, but it isn't well to forget that drill ground champions
have not by any means taken first place when fighting was to be done
It anything, the reverse has been true.
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Taking everything into consideration Maui contributed quite
I'ttle bit towards the success of Honolulu s Kanuhameha Dav celebrat
Telephone No. 1062 Kahului, Maui, T. It.