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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Walluku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietor! and Publishers
Subscription Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
JAMES B. McSWANSON,
ACTING EDITOR AND MANAGER
WILL J. COOPER.
EDITOR AND MANGER
OCTOBER 13. 1916
POLITICS AND THE SETTLEMENT
That the imatcs of the Kalaupapa settlement "play polities" whether
or not they are allowed to hear political addresses was shown in the way
they cast their ballots at the primary. Although this was the first time
in eight years that the settlement voters had had an opportunity to listen
to campaign speeches, the political talks had little effect in changing
what hadapparently been their intention 'since the last legislature.
Several of the representatives candidates, members of the last house
of representatives, discovered much to their surprise that expected large
majorities there w-ere to be cut by two-thirds, because the settlement
people had determine ' to defeat them for nomination, if possible. This
was due to dissatisfaction over the failure to pass a certain settlement
appropriation bill two years ago. The speech making did win back a few
of the old friends of the candidates, and Tavares got almost his normal
vote by showing that he was on Maui at the bedside of his sick wife
when the appropriation was voted upon. On the other hand most of the
big totals in the settlement were cast for men who were almost unknown
The argument that "the settlement should be kept out of polities"
seems to lose much of its force as the result of this incident at the
primary election. The Kalaupapa voters will always take a keen interest
in the candidates who appear to do most for their welfare, even if they
are not allowed to hear the candidates talk. The only way the settlement
can be kept from expressing its likes and dislikes is by depriving the
inmates of their right of suffrage. We doubt if those who most strong
ly oppose campaigning there would urge this, and we are still more
certain it will never result, so long as the rest of the citizens of the islands
are allowed to vote.
Anyway, it is doubtful if the harm done at the settlement by the
politicians is comparable to the rancor caused among the settlement
voters when they are deprived of what they consider their just right.
Not only kindness but justness dictates that the Kalaupapa voters be
given every privilege granted to other voters.
ALL IN THE POINT OF VIEW
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
Did you ever stop to think that "agitators," the officers of a union,
are relatively the same as the officers of a corporation? One represents
the shareholders of a company; the other the members of their labor
organization. If the employers were not so often blinded by prejudice
they would easily see that it is just as impossible to deal with all the
different members of the union as it is for a workman to call on sev
eral hundred stockholders in order to get his pay increased.
But after all, the main thing just now is that the striking stevedores
got their wage scale increased. Of course "the union did not win,"
but it did get what it fought for. For the benefit of our brethern of the
island press, we would like to remark that if it had not been for the
effectiveness of that quick and silent walkout the longshoresmen would
still be working for the old wage scale. The press did what else was
necessary. The strike made "news" and it did not take long for the
stockholders in shipping concerns, and the public in general, to learn
that the men were not getting decent wages.
"SPOTLESS CITY" IV ANTED
Members of the Maui County Fair committees have asked the local
press to aid in urging the people of Wailuku and Central Maui to devote
special effort to making the surroundings of their homes attractive dur
ing the county show. It is not too early now to begin work. Trim your
lawns and flowerbeds and keep on doing so, if they are now in neglect,
and if you have formed the habit of being careless about the appearance
of your home. This will be one of the effective things that every home
owner can do towards helping the fair and helping Maui. By doing as
requested you will also provide pleasure for yourself in the time spent
in beautifying your home.
ARE PRESENT EXAMPLES EXCEPTED?
"Building, maintaining and attending churches is a wicked waste of
money and time. Stop it and you will have more money and time for
really benevolent and uplifting work," writes Walter Thurtell, editor of
Now and Then, a Honolulu publication, which follows the teachings of
Robert Ingersoll. We know a lot of men who are not particularly
distinguished in the efforts of which he complains, but neither are they
particularly distinguished on account of the money or the time they
devote to "benevolent and uplifting work." Some of tnem do not even
work at all, if they can prevent it.
RATIO ABOUT THE SAME
Abe Louisson, after only four days spent campaigning on this island,
belied all wise political predictions on Maui, as he did on the other is
lands in the primary election. It was said that he would be fortunate if
he received fifteen votes on the Valley Isle, but, as the returns showed,
he received nearly eighty. Comparatively, this might be taken to indicate
that there are as many independent voters on Maui as there are on
Incidentally, the direct primary on Saturday proved a weapon in
the hands of the voter who had a protest to make. Abe Louisson would
have had no more chance of winning a Republican nomination from
I'rince Kuhio, under the old convention system, than a snowball in
Kilauea, and under that system Republicans would have had to accept
the convention nominee without the slightest chance to kick unless they
bolted their party. Now they can manifest their grievances in the
nominating primary and they did it. Star-Bulletin.
Always it appears that the joker who attempts to say firsi, "it is
now time for the president to write another note," is the same man who
is always so hoielessly puzzled when asked: "What would you do if
you were president?"
As a matter of information, it might be well to state that after the
Atlantic submarine "story broke," all telephone inquiries for the day's
wireless news began with the question: "Who won the game today in
the world series?"
MAUI COUNTY FAIR
The Maul County Fair is to be held
during the last two days of November
and the first day of December next.
The Valley Islanders who attended the
Hawaii Fair last week nil went back
with new ideas and with a fixed det
ermination to make the Maul show as
pood, or better, than the Hilo one.
That being so, the prospects of the
Valley Island putting up a great ex
hibition are bright. Maui is never
backward and the citizens of the tight
little island can be depended upon to
have something worth seeing next
November. The slogan, "Maui No Ka
Or' was not created for nought. The
people of the island of Hawaii should
help out in every possnble manner
the Maui County Fair, both by send
ing exhibits and by attending the fair
in large numbers. Hawaii Herold.
THE "CAMPAIGN OF HATE."
The warning of Lord Bryce to the
Urilish people with regard . to a
"campaign of hate" against Germany
after the war is over deserves more
than passing notice. In his remarks
he was proceeding upon the theory,
of course, that theA'Mies are to win in
the present conflict; and foresees a
trade war against Germany of an ex
treme and general character.
Admitting for argument's sake that
the Allies win out and that the Central
Powers are compelled to sue for peace,
the words of Lord Bryce may well be
heeded by Great Britain and British
sentiment the world over. We have
already witnessed the results of the
so-called British "boycott" against
subjects or citizens of neutral and
partially noncombattant nations. It
has stirred the United States as few
Incidents , of the war have done.
Central and South America have been
aroused and Japan has shown her
teeth on account of It. China and all
the neutral countries of Europe would,
under the policy, be similarly affected
and resentment would be general. The
net result would linrlniihtfiriiv
aliatory measures, which, in national
matters, form the first step toward
When the war Is over tho wnrlrt rm
be In nohumor to tolerate "campaigns of
nate or a prolongation of the struggle
along commercial lines. The general
demand will be that peace carry wilh
It uninterrupted trade relations be
ween friendly countries, and any at
tempt on the part of the victories in
Europe to have it otherwise will al
most certainly throw into the balances
an additional force which may turn
the elation of triumph into the qualms
of Ignominious defeat and disaster.
The British people may well heed
the words of Lord Bryce, and if any
such ideas exist nearer the center of
Europe that in case of victory for the
Teutonic powers a similar course be
adopted the latter may also, as Pat
rick Henry might have said, profit by
the same suggestion. Garden Island.
NOW AND THEN
notice, however, that he didn't do a
thing to prevent the financial panic
of 1907 that ruined hundreds of thous
ands of small business firms and mil
lions of workers.
There were some mighty big mas
sacres of Armenians by the Young
Turk party when Roosevelt was Presi
dent; the atrocities in the Belgian
Congo at the same time shocked the
world; and also during tTie Colonel's
tenure of office the Treaty of Berlin
was abrogated by greedy Austria,
which country seized the little princip
alities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. But
did Roosevelt interfere or do anything
to drag this country into war? Not
much. He pussyfooted around until
the troubles blew over, and we did
not, fortunately, butt into the affairs
of these other big countries, although
we did, under Roosevelt, hold up, ter
rorize and rob one or two dinkly little
places that could not fight us.
The Colonel's activities are confined,
at all times, for the most part to "pus
syfooting" and hot air. He wouldn't
have passed the Federal Reserve Bank
Act, as has President Wilson and his
Administration an act that makes
financial panics in future an impos
sibility no, not in a thousand years.
BRITAIN DROPS FREE TRADE
In the course of a speech at Lewis
ton, Maine, Mr. Roosevelt said:
"If this Bpirlt had animated our Ad
ministration there would probabably
have been no invasion of Belgium, no
fears of a like fate to terrorize other
smaller nations, no torpedoing of
merchant vessels, no bombarding of
churches and hospitals, no massacring
of women and children, no murder of
Miss Cavell. no attemnted PYtprmtnu.
tion of the Armenians and Syrian
In another recent speech the Colonel
declared that if he had been President
when the Lusitania was sent to the
bottom he would have seized every
German ship in American harbors.
The many things the Colonel would
do IF makes one's head swim. We
Piecing together a connected story
from the cautious admissions made by
members of the recent trade confer
ence in London who are passing
through Honolulu on the way back to
Australia, it is obvious that Britain
has abandoned her traditional free
A vast and intricate scheme of tar
iffs is being devised. A forecast of
what is coming is the recommendation
of the London chamber of commerce
for a division of the countries of the
world into economic strata separated
by tariff walls and classified as allies
of the British Empire, friendly neutr
als, unfriendly neutrals and enemy
countries. To clear the ground for
this world reconstruction, the cham
ber concludes in a special report that
abrogation of all ''most favored na
tion" treaties, including that with the
United States, is inevitable.
Free trade, England's historic policy,
would be abandoned under the cham
ber's plan. Roughly, it is estimated
the change to protection would net a
yearly revenue of about $375,000,000
The allies would be asked to give
British shipping preferential treat
ment after the war and to impose
special taxes on enemy shipping using
Subjects of countries now at war
with Great Britain would not be al
lowed to live or trade in England ex
cept under license issued against a
THIS IDEA ORIGINAL, AT LEAST
Honolulu offers many advantages
which make it peculiarly adapted as
a meeting place for peace conferees
when the fourteen European countries
now at war pause to reflect on the in
estimable ruin brought about by their
folly. Honolulu has splendid trans
portation facilities and is within easy
distance from the capitals of all the
! interested countries. We have ad
equate hotels accommodations, be
autifully adapted meeting places,
cable and wireCess connections, with
the best of service, and peace and
comfort and contentment with a meas
ure of isolation which precludes the
possibility of Interference in the de
liberations. Our population is cos
mopolitan and probably there is not a
town in the world with equal advant
ages, that could In addition, count as
residents, people from each of the
warring countries. Honolulu Cham
ber of Commerce.
Being made from Asphalt-base
lene maintains its full lu
bricating value always.
It insures your motor
against excessive wear.
ihe Standard Oil for Motor Cars
Sold by dealers everywhere and
at all Service Stations of the
Standard Oil Company
purposes, we highly recommend
this 12 inch walking boot. Carried
in tan, willow calf.
Fort St. Honolulu
FIRST MAUI COUNTY FAIR
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