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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Offlce 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 Publisher
Subscription Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
KAHULUI RAILROAD CO'S
WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
SEPTEMBER 8, 1916
MAUI AND THE CIVIC CONVENTION.
Whatever his political belief, the average citizen cannot help but
: glad that President Wilson was able to avert a nation-wide railroad
strike by championing the eight-hour law for railroad employees, which
was passed by Congress as an urgency measure late last week.
Political opponents realize that President Wilson will receive much
of the credit for the passage of the new measure from the laboring
men of all classes, and many fear that it will assure his reelection. But,
even if this proves true, there is much consolation to commercial
interests in the thought that a threatening condition, which might have
led to a state bordering on civil war, has been successfully avoided.
With 400,000 thousand railroad men out on strike, aided and abet
ted by many sympathizers, the dollars and cents loss in agricultural
products would have been huge, to say nothing of the loss in other
industries, and the probably loss of human life through clashes between
the strikers and the strike breakers.
Thinking Republicans, rather the big men of affairs of that party,
will gladly grant to the Democratic candidate any temporary gain he
has made politically through relief that the nation has been spared
from a serious strike rupture. Such men know that while the political
gain of President Wilson is unquestionable that the gain to the nation
is just as indisputable.
O'. .. J! Jf.
GEORGE O. COOPER
In the tragic death of George O. Cooper, Maui has lost a valued
citizen, and Hana district has suffered a calamity. It was not for
nothing that this victim of an assassin's bullets was called the "Mayor
of Hana , for few mayors ever so fully dominated a community as
i.eorge cooper did his. He was also called the brains of East Maui
To the poor and unlettered of his district he was the neverfailing friend
and advisor. He was Hana s always ready standing committee on re
ception and entertainment, and hundreds of strangers who have parsed
that way have reason to remember him with gratitude. He was the
live-wire, who kept Hana in touch with the rest of the world ; and he
was whole-souled in his helpful generosity to all with whom he came in
contact. Jn spite of exacting private duties ,he always found time to
hear and counsel with all who sought him. Though living his lif; in a
small and isolated community,, there are few men anywhere who can
equal his record of usefulness in service to his fellow men. That
death should come thus to a man in his prime, and whose going will
touch so many, seems one of the .ironies of fate. But the world is the
gainer for his having lived so many years in Hana, at the east end of
the Island of Maui.
Far be it from us to boast but Maui theatres change picture pro
grams daily. In Hilo, "the second city," the programs are only changed
twice-a-week. Do the theatres in Honolulu, "the island metropolis,"
come up to the frequent "hange standard required on Maui?
With two new hotels and many other buildings in course of con
struction, Wailuku peoplewill soon not have to blush when they confess
that one of the principal streets is named Market.
IP '.( W . n-
Lahaina distinguished herself again on Tuesday night in the big
delegation she sent over to the Chamber of Commerce smoker. The
West Maui capital never does things by half.
Rumania has been in the European war long enough now so the
telegraph editors can spell Rustchuk, or names of like orthography,
without referring to an atlas.
It was "open season" for Inter Island hunting at the Chamber of
' Who wants the "field" in the Maui representative race. Don't all
speak at once.
& & & ift it
Postal inspectors have discovered another "deserving Democrat."
Now watch the scramble for that Paia iostoffice.
WHO SAID, Wailuku hasn't a band !
Although the Maui commercial body has not received a formal
invitation to attend the civic convention in Hilo it is no doubt due to
. an oversight, as was the failure to invite the Kohala delegation to the
Kauai convention last year. It is well known here, however,, that Hilo
U looking forward eagerly with the expectation of receiving a big
delegation from this island.
Even though the convention is several weeks off, the Hilo and1
Hawaii people are already making arrangements for the housing of
the many visitors expected. Every owner of a home in Hilo has been
asked to notify the reception committee of the number of guests each i
will be able to accommodate from the overflow from the hotels and the
rooming houses. To this request the Hilo residents have responded with
a spirit which shows they are all willing to cooperate to the very limit
of their accommodations in order to make the convention and county
fair fully enjoyable for all the visitors.
While the formal invitation to the convention and an outline of
what is expected of the Maui delegation is still to come, the oversight
is not being allowed to hamper the plans of the Valley Isle people in
preparing for the double Hawaii event. Just as much enthusiasm is being
shown by the local people as if the had all been personally urged to
participate. Incidentally, that is considered the characteristic Maui
spirit on Hawaii, and possibly this accounts for the delayed invitation.
It may also be mentioned, not incidentally but with emphasis, that
the Hawaii County Fair, particularly in the livestock division, is going
to be an exhibition of such magnitude as never before shown in the
islands. Every Maui Visitor to the Hawaii fair will gain fresh ideas
and urgent inspiration, which is certain to rebound and help to make
the first Maui fair a greater event than even previously planned.
NATION'S GAIN OFFSETS ANY POLITICAL GAIN.
Some people seem to think
our business is merely selling
building material.. Selling,
however, with us is only the
Onr business is putting the
material you want in your
hands in the shortest possible
time. We specialize in speed.
May We Have an Oppor
tunity to Prove it?
Telephone No. 1062
Kahului, Maui, T. H.