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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
ABSOLUTION FOR DIVES
Entered at the Post Office at Walluku, 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
SuBSCRirtioN Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
JAMES B. MeSWANSON, : ACTING EDITOR AND MANAGER
WILL J. COOPER, : : ! EDITOR AND MANGER
FRIDAY ' : : : OCTOBER 20, 1916
EVERY ONE IS WELCOME
From Walluku comes word that the enterprising and energetic
citizens of the Valley Isle are going to stage the greatest fair In
the history of the Islands. They have profited by the experience
of Hawaii county's two successfull events; they have had experi
ence of their own In Harvest Home festivals, race meetings and
varied entertainments; they have secured a ten-acre baseball field
for the site and the field isn't big enough.
All of this indicates that Maul Is well along In a splendid
community effort. Moreover, the success of the Hawaii fair won
attention of people all over the territory who did not exhibit at
Hli'.o and are sorry now that they did not. Many of them will take
space for the Maul event if they can get it. Next week Manager
F. B. Cameron Is to be In Honolulu conferring with prospective ex
hibitors, and he should be given a hearty welcome and assurances
of generous participation.
Maui has a record for carrying enterprises through to success,
and the fair promises to be an event which will draw visitors and
exhibitors from all over the islands providing Maui wants the
crowds and the outside exhibits. Manager Cameron will enlighten
Honolulu on this point. Star-Bulletin.
Maui does want the crowd and is now making every possible effort
to assure the comfort and enjoyment of every visitor to the three-day
county show. Maui also wants the outside exhibits and the fail com
mittee is availing itself of every building and vacant lot near the fair
grounds which can be utilized for the purpose needed.
Come on Honolulu, Kauai, and Hawaii ; we want you with us at
our first county show! You'll enjoy it; and we will enjoy having you
with us still more.
We'll find room for you arid your exhibits, even if we have to
turn all the Central Maui homes over to you for stopping places, while
we camp in the sand hills. No fear, though. There is plenty of room
for all on Maui and the Maui people will make sure you get the best of
accommodations and that you see the finest exhibit of island products
ever collected together on the islands.
Incidentally, Maui people are appreciative of the advance interest
which is being shown in the county fair by our neighbors on the ether
islands, and her fair committeemen are being stirred to greater effort, if
such is possible, by every fresh bit of evidence that the Maui fair is to be
a show of interest to all the territory, as well as something for local
pride and pleasure.
KING CONSTANTINE, THE NEUTRAL
To sympathize with emperors and kings is foreign to our nature,
but we cannot refrain from such a feeling for King Constantine of
Greece. Beset for over two years by the wily diplomats of the Allies
and the Central Powers, he has during that time succeeded in keeping
his country from being drawn into the European war, his aim in the
end defeated by leaders of his own people, whom he must have trusted
would remain loyal to their government.
Married to the sister of the Kaiser and his capitol besieged by the
gun-fodder seeking envoys of the warring countries, King Constantine
must have suffered more hell on earth, domestically and politically, dur
ing the last twenty-four months than is usually the fate of the humblest
of plebians. " Right or wrong, King Constantine showed at the last, as
he was forced to bow to the stronger strength of the Allies, that his
first thought has been for the welfare of his country. Greece would be
overrun in sixty days, as has Serbia, or as will be Rumania, he said,
in effect, to those who advised him to let Greece enter the war. Who
but a blinded partisan can doubt that he was right?
To retain his power all that would have been necessary was for him
to permit his army and navy to go forth to annihilation on either side
of the great conflict. Refusing to fortify his position by making a sacri
fice of his people, his reward is that the Greek government, army, fleet
and all means of communication have been taken by conquest by a far
greater power. Today he is despised by the people of both the Entente
and the Central Powers, and he has, besides, lost the following of a part
of his kingdom simply because he placed the good of his country be
fore that of selfish interest. His was only the sin of being neutral;
and his punishment is only another bit of evidence that might in this
war makes right.
The fortunes of war have been unkind to King Constantine and his
people; but history, for his steadfast, although losing stand aerainst
aggression, will proclaim him a far greater leader than it will the
rulers of Serbia and Rumania, or Bulgaria, who made their countries
the pawns of the warring nations.
WHO PAY ST
The suggestion made by the board of retail trades of the Chamber
of Commerce that the Territory and city and county become collectors
for its members is almost a joke. In fact, it would be a joke were it
not tor its serious side, winch is the proposed fight on the present bank
rupty act, the act that was passed to place the poor man nearer on an
equal footing with the businessman of the community, comments the
iionoiuiu xew freedom.
According to the figures presented before this board the loss in
Hawaii annually, as a direct result of the banktruptcy act the voluntary
act is equal to the net profit of any five mercantile establishments.
Who pays? With a loss from this source reaching such a magnitude
and in addition the usual loss through dead-beats, as they are termed by
the retail board, leaving the community and being lost, by debtors being
called to that bourne where, it is assumed, all are rated A. Al, the
ngures must ie stupendous, and yet the mercantile estabhsments con
tinue to wax and grow fat, they continue to send their buyers on junket
nig inps acioss me country eacn year and the Doss is usually in a posi
tion to spend a few months with a change of climate. Who pays ?
Would not the best method of handling the difficulty he th i;m.
ination of the careless credits that are notorious with the merchants of
Honolulu.' Would it not be better to treat the ulcer before it is born,
than to ask the Territory and the city and county to come to their rescue
after they have allowed themselves to be stung? Would it not be far
better to be less avaricious and content with a fair business and legitimate
profit than to force the man who pays cash or pays his bills promptly
to make up the deficit, which is admitted, as a result of the slack credit
system? The loss admitted; the fact that the mercantile houses continue
in business es fair evidence that they are making money. Somebody
must make up this deficit, and it is none other than the man who pays
as he goes. Why not do a little for the cash customer?
Dr. Doremus Scudder ought to be able to qualify as the president
of a great university, now that he has consoled the conscience of the
capitalists of these islands with his heart-touching sermon "Fools
Goods," in which he declared that it is no sin to be rich. Any minister
who can take a bible text and make a rich congregation like that of the
Central Union church more smugly contented than ever before ought
to be so adept at getting money out of wealthy philanthropic persons
that he would make a great success as the head of a university. At
least, that is the common idea of what constitutes a successful univers
Personally, we believe that Rev. Dr. Scudder is hiding his light
here in far-away Hawaii. There ought to be a great lecture field in
the eastern part of the United States for that "Fools Goods" sermon,
among those Dives who have grown rich manufacturing explosive for
the wrecking of Europe and the murdering of Europeans. Certainly,
those wealthy "Christians" who have waxed fat on "war babies" ought
to need consolation, far more than the sugar stock holders of the
Central Union. We trust Dr. Scudder will hear the call and carry his
message of consolation to those conscience-stricken front pew mourn
ers among the munition manufacturers.
PROTECT ONE REBEL; HANG ANOTHER
No doubt any Britisher can explain it to his own satisfaction, but
we would like to know what is the difference between Ex-Premier
Venizelos, who rebelled against Greece, and Sir Roger Casement, who
rebelled against Great Britain? Great Britain is now protecting and
supporting Venizelos and it hung Sir Casement. So far as we can see,
that is the principal difference between the acts of the two men. Quiet
a major one, we admit. But it is not the physical differences which we
seek it is, instead, the point of view regarding morals of a war-tyrannical
REFLECTIONS, BOTHERSOME AND OTHERWISE
The longer the European war lasts the more neutral we get. The
latest German submarine raid and the rape of Greece has almost cooked
our neutrality crisp. If the French were to get cocky we are certain it
would begin to sizzle against all war-mad Europe.
It should not be forgotten by those who think that the granting of
the eight-hour day to the railroad men was a blow at the sovereignty
of the United States that the government itself established an eight-hour
day without any compulsion from organized labor.
It is now the open season for the political luau, but hunting licenses
cannot be secured for shooting makers of political promises.
Maui is going to have its first county fair to be thankful for on
Do postoffice embezzlements run in threes ? Two on Maui are now
down and out. Is there still another to fall?
Will Roosevelt want the United States to go to war to save the
sovereignty of Greece?
Manufactured Products Exhibit
FIRST MAUI COUNTY FAIR, Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2, 1916.
Entries close November 15th
J. P. Foster, Chairman Paia, Maui
F. G. Krauss
H. D. Sloggett
Angus McPhee . . . .
Best appearing exhibit, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Best exhibit to be determined bv opening and sampling three cans
of No. 2y2 extra, No. iy2 standard, three cans No. 2 extra. No. 2
standard, one can of No. 1 0, crushed. 1 st, 2nd and 3rd.
Best commercial exhibit of Hawaiian grown preserves, jams, jellies,
chutneys, etc. 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
HONEY AND HONEY PRODUCTS.
Best exhibit, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Best exhibit of Hawaiian grown coffee, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Best exhibit of Hawaiian grown cured tobacco, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
SUGAR AND BY-PRODUCTS OF MANUFACTURE.
Best exhibit, 1st. 2nd and 3rd.
(The by-products are not limited to actual present production,
but may include possible commercial products as cane-wax,
alcohol, potash, paper, bagasse-board, etc., accompanied by data
snowing possibilities of such future production.)
CURED MEAT PRODUCTS HAWAIIAN.
Ham, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Bacon, smoked, 1st 2nd and 3rd.
Bacon, cured 1st, 2nd and 3rd. V
Head-cheese, 1st, 2nd and 3rd. ' ' :
Sausages, Portuguese, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Sausages, smoked, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Frankfurters, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
FRESH MEAT HAWAIIAN.
Best cut of fresh beef, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Best cut of fresh pork, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
MIXED FEEDS HAWAIIAN MANUFACTURE.
Awards will be based upon cost and nutritive value. Competitors
should state the proportion of Hawaiian grown constituents.
Mixed feed for work animals, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Mixed feed for dairy stock, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Mixed feed for feed lot stock, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Mixed feed for swine, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Mixed feed for poultry, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
purposes, we highly recommend
this 12 inch walking boot. Carried
in tan, willow calf.
Fort St. Honolulu
FIRST MAUI COUNTY FAIR
November 30, December 1-2, 1916
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK of WAILIKU
Contributes this Advertisement
What Will You Do?
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
GASOLINE AND DISTILLATE IN DRUMS
Order It By Mail
Our Mail Order Department is exceptionally well equipped
to handle all your drug and toilet wants thoroughly and at once.
We will pay postage on all orders of 50 and over, except
the following: Mineral Waters, Baby Foods, Glassware and arti
cles of unusual weight and small value.
Non-Mailable: Alcohol, Poisons and inflamable articles.
If your order is very heavy or contains much liquid, we
suggest that you have it sent by freight.
Boxes 35c, 65c, $1.00, $1.25
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
"Service every second"
The Rexall Store
J. C. FOSS, Jr., Prop.
Transfering and Draying
RING US UP. AND WE WILL BE THERE.
Walluku, Maul. T. H.
P. O. Box 13
WAILUKU HARDWARE CO.
Successors to LEE HOP
General Hardware, Enamelware, Oil Steve, Twine
Matting., Wall Paper, Mattre, Etc., Etc., EL.
COFFINS MADE AT SHORT NOTICE.
REMOVED FROM CLOTHING
We use the French Dry-Cleaning process under direct
supervision of Mr. Abadie.
777 Kin a Street
Jno. D. Souza. Paia Aeent
Jack Linton. Walluku Agent
1108 Union Street
Uyeno, Kabulul Agent