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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1916.
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THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-claB matter.
KAHULU1 RAILROAD C0'8
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EDITOR AND MANAGER
WILL 4. COOPER,
: JULY 14, 1916
HAWAII'S WORKMEN S' COMPENSATION ACT
As a result of a vcar and a half's testing out of Hawaii's rttw work
Men's compensation act. it is entirely likely tliat when the legislature
meets next February it will be called upon to make a large number
ot amendments. It will probably be conceded generally that the act is
a good one in principle, but there are various features which experi
ence indicates can be improved upon. In the first place the plan ot
having a separate board of five members in each county to administer
and interpret the act independently of each other, has certainly shown its
weakness. Business firms and agvncies doing business on the several
Mands find considerable confusion in dealing with different boards. A
single board of ,say, live members .under salary, similar to the public
utilities board, for instance, and with a paid assistant, clerk, or inspect
ot on each of the islands, could probably handle the work in much more
uniform and satisfactory manner than under the present system .
Another feature which tle legislature might consider is the plan
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tolloweu in some siaics uy nuun .- , , . i
surance itself. Were an insurance department of the territory created
... I L ' i:, ...;,i,,thcW1i7inir it bv saddlmsr the cxix-nse
on strictly uusiuess mna, nui".'"- o - -j - .
upon other departments, it would act as a check upon the regular under-
i,:,.v, t n..,.ni :ir , trail v hx their own rates ami
wntinii comi'aiins, t" v " " . j .,, , i(
k i . ,. ,i, .i, f , i .v wi assume risks.lt
in some measure me commons u.... , : ,.,.,:,
. .i,.. nf uni c es at pujsent being written is entire
sa.e "J . ' .uP Hoes not seem to
v satisfactory to tne compensii.iii u..., ...... -
y jr i imnrnvpmcnt under the present law-
be much possibility oi i-mug nv... . - c
The rat and amount of compensation under various circumstances
the maximum of hospital and surgical allowance, the period after the
accident Tat must elapse before compensation payments commence
and various other details of this kind, might doubtless bt Mmprod by
. . . , . f tu0 ttatee nf the union now nave
lcp.lat.ve of which have stood the test of time
.VOrKmeilS iu..." ' ' - J tnrmnP blind v in
and of the courts ,so mat riawau - 0 .
search for the best.
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A DACR-HANDER FOR THE B007A- INTERESTS
f(..nr at all that Congress
If the liciuor interests ui na.i" ..... -v ---- -- ...
may .iUct an anti-H.uor Uw for the Islands the, com ted . tnex
disable blunder inperm.u.ng " , Tan nf the anti.
through. What better ammunition iuu.h -
in uui . ir..i,it want to back up his argu-
saloon eague.wno .s n. ..., fact that
mpnt; tor a teiserai iiro uuniim it - . ,
ments ior a it- i , nrprinct of uana signed a
more than a majority ui u.c vw.o i ---- cr-ircelv
petition against a saloon in their town, and before the ink ws scarcely
ry on that instrument, had signed another urging the hcensmg , of that
. . ... -, iri.t t.t c.mnnrt mum lie wished tor mi
s-imp identical r ace r wnai umo - , , .... i.
same wtni ui . mmlK,,nt to deal with the
argument hat tne peopie i ',,-, dcctors o a
l nnnr 11 rob em than tnai niuic i"a -i .. .
n.tnt Dtutr t an y i b nrrnnnt of what th.ev have
community will not suner m mc V, " -l,r. l.lievi that
done?. many .nUo, Uheu that
S ofMi aS-orieari in 'C because ney bcliev
Id S to force any meausre upon a community against ,t. w,l In
. .. .... it :: .1 1,1 damn nut t IP boOZC CVll ltSClt.
Oinrt thev be heved thai iiawau miuuiw .t...,
Tthe a'nti-saloon forces have contended that such a thing could nev
er happen in Hawaii-and the Hana petitions now go far to F
u 1 1 . , m.nr.m Iv far-sitrhttd. but thc
their point. 1 ne nuuor uucicsia y " ii-,,.,
certainly overlooked something when they slipped upon the liana
NOTORIETY WE MUST NOT ACQUIRE
Jack London is out again, through mainland papers. with onplTs
...... .i .,;,, ml lfiirnsanum. London is
to make the Moiokai seuicnwn ' ?7,",l r j f uanfilp the leper
right in his declaration that Hawaii has learned to handle the leper
.problem scientifically and humanely, which the h"
hat is no argument for forcing this territory to take " 9f
ih0 .l,nl, rramtrv. Rather should the rest ot the
counlry pauem our : Method, and become ..enlightened. We shall un
doubtedly be entirely free in time, mtlte leprosy curse ,f we are not
made the dumping grounuio a - ; . " one the mas.
name Hawaii Will soon conic to iwvc a c.... - 0 -
name nawaii wi jt; w;tl nnt . serve to eradicate.
,es ot the nation, mat ) 'T ' " anr,lnred : anv ocean'
l r rlnnm the 10V lest Il'.et oi isiaiiuj it.. ... .1
1 o doom me luvnc i iPIirn;v Ulands. would be nothing
Lrra S ;k,",o than London's virile pen to
offset the damage, should his idea prevail .
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WE ARE GLAD WE WERE WRONG
. . i . . I,...-., lint ru'rp urnnff. D. C. Lind-
lt is sometimes a pleasure i " " t " , .
Fay, Maui, member on the territorial scho, l.oard .m&
wu're wrong in our reterence 10 sun .... ..,. -
" .... s . . i r i ,mm i,ierc has never held a
. . h . ri : :,ru,ui,p l'.nt its so different from
J.,ndsay empnasues t . ' r at oncc. lJut
some previous boards mat we iu i s"-"- . 7
1 X'... If tl.o mmniKSiraiers can lH.TSU.lde
were glad we were wmns- " v" : ,
he pubHc to attend these open meetings, or keep the reporter, who ha c
"1C 1 . ... .1 .... .1... i.,.,.i ;n ,nv. . cnnu'thinsr real to
to atl.Tid, trom going ;o sieep, uic - -
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. .1 11: .... ,,,, f the tprritnrv would Win
Whether or not tne repuum-an ra..j w. .... ... j .m,ic
anv strength for itself by pledging itlf in its plattorm for a compuls
any strii.bi. . H.mbted. It is entirely con-
ory military .ran... ,.ramr. 0n the other hand,
i-pivab e that it muriu act us t mm 1 .
a JJanW ca.in, a .rrUoriaH,, of c
on this imiKirtant matter.
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. u..a i,o nrj.. tn mention a "free port" in
connertith Tlontt and Vhe Ancient Order of Hide-Round Con
Ln ativeThas assembled with tom-tom and battle -ax to protect the
territory from the villainous menace. Just why it is a menace they ot
' anv verv clear notion. Rut it is a new idea, and as such
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is dangerous. 'Twas ever thus.
Height .-- - 26 Inches
Length of Roll - - - 20 Rod
Weight of Roll - - 226 lbs.
Stays .... 6 In. Apart
Stays and Strands of No. 9 Wire
Stays and Strands Electrically Welded
Number of Strands T
Strands Spaced 3, 8K 5 and 5,
Price on Application
"A Good Time To Buy
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