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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
THE LUCKY NUMBER!
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailultu, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
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Seven states will vote upon prohibition November 7. They are
California, Montana, Michigan, Nebraska, South Dakota, Idaho, Mis
souri. The last named recently secured a dry amendment on the state
ticket through the initiative. The territory of Alaska will also vote
wet or dry. In Maryland, the city of Baltimore and other wet city and
county units will vote separately upon the question.
It is rather perplexing to some readers to find Idaho listed as one
of the nineteen states already dry and also as one of the seven states to
vote in November. This is the explanation: Idaho is now under stat
utory prohibition. At the coming general election she will vote on a
constitutional prohibition amendment.
IT MAKES US LAUGH
purposes, we highly recommend
this 12 inch walking boot. Carried
in tan, willow calf.
JAMES B. McSWANSON,
ACTING EDITOR AND MANAGER
WILL J. COOPER, :
EDITOR AND MANGER
STUB DOR XX ESS CONTINUING STRIKE
Acts of violence from the striking stevedores and their sympathiz
ers naturallv was to be expected once the shipping interests of Honolulu
had shown 'their determination to not concede one single point to the
demands of their longshorcsmen. It was to be doubly expected after
the unionists had agreed to a cut in the original scale of wages asked,
and to not insist on a so-called closed port, or the insertion of a "no
discrimination against union men" clause in the final agreement.
From dav to dav the union men gave way in their demands until
they only asked to be' given a living wage. To this request the shipping
firms were as deaf as they were to the original demands. To complicate
matters and make certain of violence, by which it is surmised they
expected to wean the public sympathy from the strikers, the shippers
the Oahn nlantations. where the
threat of discharge was sufficient to make the unorganized men pliant
to orders, if the plantation laborers happened to know for what purpose
they were being taken to Honolulu.
Is it any wonder then that the Honolulu strikers, seeing their
places taken by. men from the plantations, resorted to violence? The
very men who are opposing the strikers would resort in like manner to
violence if they saw their means of making a living being taken away
from them by men of another race. Some of the opponents of the
strikers, we imagine, were among those business men who countenanced
that unholy and unconstitutional law which stopped the free departure
of laborers to the salmon canneries a few years ago. The rapid passage
of this unconstitutional law was just as much an act of violence as is
the derailment of an engine. The distinction is that one is an act of violence
"within the law," by those of favored standing in the islands. The
acts of the strikers are those of an unfavored class of men who have
only their hands to fight with.
The Honolulu strike could have been settled a week ago without
one single incident of violence of any importance. But every conces
sion of the strikers made the shipping interests more firm. Even though
they admit the justice of the stevedores' demand for more pay they
make no offer to settle the difference. In fact, the shipping represent
atives are credited with saving that it was an "unfortunate oversight"
that the men's pav had not been increased before. This was after it
was made public that the men earned on an average of only about four
or five dollars a week. v
If the shipping men admit the justice of the strikers only demand
now, how can they satisfy their own sense of right doing by refusing
to grant it? So long as they admit the justice of the men's demand
and refuse to grant it are they not the ones who are initially re
sponsible for every act of violence? Honestly now, is it not the
stubbornness of the shipping firms which is continuing the strike?
Remember that the men demand only that they be given a decent wage
for the arduous labor of unloading and loading ships, and that there are
no longer questions of a "closed port," or "non-discrimination against
union men" for settlement.
As your sympathy with the strikers wanes at every act of violence,
or your anger towards them mounts, why not ask yourself what you
would do if you were in a similar position.
TARIFF VIEWS CHANGE
How would you like to be a striking stevedore and have the arbitra
tion committee picked from a business men's organization? There is
very little doubt that such a committee would be "arbitrary" enough to
suit even General Otis. To think of a special committee of the Hono
lulu Chamber of Commerce as a strike arbitration committee is almost
as funny as is that explanation of the shipping men that they failed to
increase the pay of the longshorcsmen through an "unfortunate over
sight." TO GOOD TO KEEP
Maui ought to try and get the man who wrote the article about this
island and the Grand hotel for the mainland hotel publication as publici
ty man for the county show. He's too good to keep, though. No doubt
by this time some circus has him under an iron-bound contract as a
& & i'f :;
LAHAINA'S FAME SPREADING
Lahaina is once more coming into her own since the harvest celebra
tion. Her fame as an entertainer spread so rapidly after the celebra
tion that she was selected as the base for the submarine flottilla during
its torpedo practise.
ONLY YOURSELF TO BLAME
I f you do not vote at the primary election tomorrow you will have
only yourself to blame for the candidates selected by your party.
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES 1
DOING ONE'S DUTY THIS GOES FOR MAUI
The man who knows what he can A Chamber of Commerce is a com-
do and does it, and does it well, is the munity of enterprise. Its members are
best kind of a public servant, and in- ,the stockholders; Its officers and
cidentally, the best kind of a happy i directors, the management.. Receipts
man unto himself. 5 from membership dues constitute Its
Charles Evans Hushes. Republican ionly working capital. It is a corpora-
candidate for the presidential chair, is j tion formed to manufacture public
good man. an honest man. but a ! sentiment and Its stock in trade is
boob. 'wil'ingness, energy, co-operation and
SncrlflclTiEr whnt was nrohnhlv a life 'Tirlde. If the stockholders are few. the
lob as a member of the United States Working capital small, and the stock
irain.it Wilson for the White House. output must be limited, and the divld
He has as much chance as a pen- ends small. Honolulu cannot an ora to
wiper would have of making a comfort, be content with a small community
able bed for the elenhant. Daisy. In ! enterprise. We must have a Chamber
Kaniolani Park. of Commerce measured by the stand
He hns ns much chance as an ice- ard of the time. We will have ir every
cre.im cornnconia wou'd have in Hale- 'stockholder will take an interest in
rrmumau on the Fourth of July. the city's growth and resolve to do
He has as much chance as a mole i his share In Its development. nono-
Every indication now is that the principle of a protective tariff is
to be more firmly established following the Great European War than
ever before. Great Britain, for a hundred years the only great country
practising the policy of free trade,, is now very much alive to the im
portance of having a protective tariff. For several years preceding
the war she felt severely the effects of the German competition in her
home markets and this curtailed her activities abroad. At the present
time her statesmen are formulating a policy which will permit free or
partially free imports only from "favored nations."
Even the present administration of the United States, elected
four years ago on an avowed declaration that the high protective tariff
of this country would be reduced, has shown by recent action on the
tariff that there issmallimmediateprospect of the country being left with
out trade protection. The attitude of the administration is also shown
by the utterances of some of the leaders and others close to the govern
ing power, for the European war has changed the tariff views of many
' Democrats, as well as those of British statesmen.
That the administration is well aware of the bitter trade and tariff
war which it seems inevitably will follow the present sanguinary conflict
in Europe was evidenced a short time ago in an address delivered in
Chicago on the "Necessity of a Settled Tariff PoHcy," by Frank A.
Rutter, assistant chief of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Com
merce, Department of Commerce. While this representative of the
government did not flatly place himself in the ranks of the protectionists,
he left it plainly to inference that the nation might expect the continu
ation of the tariff principle. The greater part of Dr. Rutter's address
was devoted to tlie exploitation of the assumption that "concessions can-
iiui uC uuiamcu in uic uuuis 01 oiner countries it we are not wil in? to
The assumption of special tariff concessions, most apparently,
only be based on the assumption that the tariff
will be continued. This from a spokesman of the present administration
ought to be sufficient evidence that the exponents of free trade or a
tariff for revenue nnlv 1-invo tn1 -i MnrM.i,i. .i r i. .
, . , j tummciuuic tnange 01 Deuet during
w. uuk jvais,
IS THIS EQUAL RIGHTS?
A . ....
printer in a middle western state has written to the Maui News
asking for a position. The letter is an ordinary one of application until
mc iM semence or two inen it states: "1 am married and thirty
cgm years oiu uut my wite is much younger. I am enclosing her
..jj.op... uu win nave to depend upon your imagination to
determine if he is to get the job, In these days of equal rights, modesty
and fear would prevent any bachelor from announcing his decision
upon sucn a momentous and touchy question. However, a woman ac
quaintance, whose disposition towards the other sex is sometimes un
kind, tells us that if we were married we would have burned the letter
hid the photograph, and cabled: "come." '
MAY BE -BEST" INSTEAD OF "FIRST"
If the present enthusiasm continues, Maui's county show may be
known as the "best" fair, instead of the as First Maui County Fair. So
far a press gang has not been needed to get the "skirkers," because there
nave oeen none, ixt s keep up the record.
on the sine qua non or a sworansn
ramming a German m1,ne in the Engl
ish channel on Guy Fawkes' Day.
He has as much chance as we have
of entering the pearly gates of the un.
ruffled but damned monotonous
heaven of the orthodox hereafter.
He has as much chance as Abe
Louisson has of being the next Del
egate to Congress from Hawaii.
He has as much chance as Alex
ander Hume Ford has of being Pope.
From all of which It may be gather
ed that, in our humble opinion, Hughes
hasn't a very large chance of stepping
into Wood row s shoes.
What we started to say was that
there's nothing like knowing your
work and sticking to it. Hughes'
work will never be pulled off in the
Take it from us! Service.
PLAY THE PRIMARIES SQUARE!
Under the direct primary law.
"slates" are sure to appear. Candid
ates for nominations will make comb
inations, will ask that voters support
these combinations; and there win
be maneuvers and manipulations. No
law reEulatine politics Is entirely
proof against the professional politici
an with an axe to grind, me virtue
of the primary law Is not so much
that it reduces political maneuvering
as that it allows candidates to put
their case before the peopile instead of
before conventions, which may nor
may not be bosB-ruled.
The "slate" season in local politics
has arrived, and with it pesistent
rumors that Hawaiian politicians are
conic to "dump the haoles" next bat
urday. Among some of the politicians
there is said to be a disposition to try
thta. The nlan may succeed in a
measure, but eventually the Hawaiian
will be hurt much worse man tne
white man. Raising the race Issue will
be a boomerang to any man, any
cliaue or any party that raises It,
whether Hawaiian or haole.
The Star-BU'letin has not heard one
word from a haole candidate, or a
haole Republican leader, or a haole
businessman to suggest even remotely
that the white voters of any district
are going to discriminate against the
Hawaiian! On the contrary, this
paper has heard from numerous haoles
who are going to vote for Hawaiian
candidates whom they believe to be
If there is any "underground"
moment to "dump the haole" It will be
a grave mistake; it will do no pos
sible good; it will embitter both ele
ments of the community; It will ultim
ately do great harm and injure the
Let next Saturday's vote in the
primaries show that men receive sup
port on the basis of their integrity and
ability, not on the color of their
lulu Chamber of
Those Who Travel
Bv str. Mikahala. Oct. 1 E. Devau
ehelle. Mrs. George Townsend, and
infant. George P. Cooke, T. T. Meyer,
M. Hopkins, George McCorrlston, Miss
A Foster. Miss R. Bishaw.
By str. Mauna Loa, Sept. Z8 Y
Miyaki, Miss R. Haia, Tam Jo. Mrs. H
Bush, ma'd and Infant, Tamashiro, Na
kama. Mrs. James Love and two
children, Mrs. James and two chi'.dren
Mr. and Mrs. P. Dolin, S. Matsuda, W.
E. Shaw, M. McLaren, J. M. Dowsett,
R. S. Thurston, Ah Sin, Master A. Sin
Master Cunningham, K. Nakano, R. E,
Haugemann. George Cooke, W. G
By str. Maua Kea, Sept. 30 J.
Holmberg, Mrs. W. T. Robinson, Miss
A. Tyau, L. Welnzheimer, James P.
Lynch, A. Scobel, A. Arnderman, P,
Schmidt, Mrs. Louis and daughter, D,
By str Mauna Loa, Oct. 3 Mr. and
Mrs. A. F. Voss and infant, Mr. and
Mrs. M. Keohokalole, Mrs. Corral, A.
Wt'liams, J. Hugard, Miss Claire.
By str. Mauna Loa, Sept. 29. R. A.
Drummond, Miss Tam Fat, Mrs. Tam
Hoy and infant, J. MacLaren, Mrs
MacLaren and infant, Miss A. Von
Tempsky, J. C. Blair, A. Fernandez
M. Perreira, A. S. Robertson, Miss
Hildebrandt, George B. Thayer, F.
Detnert, W. J. Scott.
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER
Eggs are scare and In good demand
at high prices. Duck eggs have adv
anced Be during the week. Poultry Is
bringing good prices at present, with
the exception of Hawaiian ducks and
Muscovy ducks, which are too plenti
ful. Importation of live poultry from
the coast is not so large as formerly,
due to the loss sustained by importers
Taro and Irish potatoes are in good
demand at fair prices, and now Is the
time to ship.
The price paid by the factories to
producers for taro is very low. How
ever, the price of pol remains practic
ally the same as when taro was twice
as dear, and It looks as though there
might be a combination to keep the
price of pol up.
All the changes In tbe prices of
feeds were In the wrong direction
as far as the consumer is concerned
Every man who has stock to feed
should get busy at once, and raise at
least part of his feed for live stock
The Division's supply of on'on seed
is expected by the next boat. All those
wishing to plant onions should get
tneir seed as soon as possible.
SHOE STORE ,
Fort St. Honolulu
FIRST MAUI COUNTY FAIR
November 30, December 1-2, 1916
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