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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as gecond-clssp 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 27, 1916
EVEN MINOR POLITICAL PREDICTIONS BLOW-UP
This has been a mighty poor national campaign for political
prophets. The keen, trained, political observers, those with a reputa
tion to sustain who have not been talking for what influence their words
might have on the voters, have been very coy about making any specific
predictions, even with a generous sprinkling of "ifs" and "buts".
Sam Blythe, who in 1912 foretold the defeat of Taft and Roosevelt
and the election of Wilson, says, in an article written for publication
early in October, that the presidential race is still a trotting race, and
intimates that the drivers are still "scoring." Throughout this article he
avoids making a definite statement as to who will win, but does hazard a
few guesses as to campaign tendencies, one of which has already
proven to have been wrong. One of his most definite statements was
"There will be a continued tendency aside, perhaps, from that
exhibited in the speeches of Mr. Roosevelt to remain discreetly
s'lent on all subjects that will alienate the Germans and their symp
athizers. Any flag that will get votes will be flown."
Hardly before this was printed, the "hyphen" was injected sharp
ly into the campaign by Jeremiah A. OXeary, head of the organization
calling itself the American Truth Society. O'Leary made public al
lusions to what he termed Wilson's "pro-British policies," "truckling
lo the British Empire," and other uncomplimentary aspersions of similar
kind. The President replied to the attack with the following statement :
"I would feel deeply mortified to have you or anybody like you
vote for me. Since you have access to many disloyal Americans
and I have not, I will ask you to convey this message to them."
Certainly a slap in the face for the statement, "any flag that will
get votes will be flown."
Then this very week, Candidate Hughes declared that he scorns to
receive votes from any other than good Americans and that he is not
bidding for votes from hyphenated societies another slap for that
"afraid of the hyphen" intimation.
Now that both of the presidential candidates have acted in contra
diction to what appeared as one of his most probable predictions, Blythe
must think that the "anything may happen" phrase applies to jwlitical
writers, as well as to political candidates.
While Blythe is not very definite in his conclusion, if they can be
called conclusions, his published opinions on the outcome of the presi
dential campaign are interesting reading. These opinions, in part, are
"There is likely to be a big Wilson vote among the foreigners
who are racially connected with the Allies in the European war.
This will be noticeable in the big cities. Also, the Hebrew vote so
called is likely to be Wilsonish.
"Of course, If all the Republicans vote for the Republican can
didate, and if they do it in the right states, Mr. Hughes will win; for
there are more than a million and a half more Republicans, normal
ly, than there are Democrats; but there are two big 'ifs' in that
"Unless Mr. Wilson carries New York he cannot win; for If
he loses New York he will also lose other states that be must
"The lack of general interest In thi3 election real apathy is
more noticeable than in any campaign of which I have had knowl
edge; and I have seen several. Somebody is going to suffer unless
this apathy is overcome; and the chief sufferer is likely to be Mr.
"Assuming, though, that Mr. Hughes will get a good share of
the Republican votes that belong to him, now that the party is fair
ly united again, then the best which can be sa'd of the contest at
this time is that it is a race in which Mr. Wilson has a mile and
a quarter to run while Mr. Hughes is running a mile. And, it may
be said, both of them are carrying top weights."
SINN FEIN GROWING
(From Literary Digest)
The executions in Dublin of the Sinn Fein "rebels" have excited
an enormous amount of the bitterest feeling in all classes of the Irish
people and have produced an antagonism to the British unparalleled
in recent times. Added to this, the dismal failure of the much-vaunted
"settlement" by which Home Rule was to be immediately set up in Ire
land and the return to the "bad old times" of Castle government have
enormously strengthened the hands of those Irishmen who are opposed
to any of the official political parties and who regard Mr. John Red
mond's willingness to acquiesce in the exclusion of Ulster as treachery
to the Nationalist cause. The majority of those who hold such views are
rapidly flocking, we are told, to the Sinn Fein standard, and this is
made very clear by a series of penetrating articles in the London Times,
a paper none to friendly to the Irish cause, but its testimony is therefore
the more remarkable. These articles are from the pen of a corres
pondent who has journeyed through Ireland with a view to ascertaining
the real sentiments of the people regarding the anomalous situation
that has developed since the rising in Easter week. He tells us :
"He would be blind indeed who sojourned an hour or two in most
towns in the south, west or east of Ireland without being amazed at
the profound feelings which have been stirred by the Dublin execu
tions. Those feelings may be unpardonable from any equitable point
of view, but that they exist to the verge of a dangerous passion is a
fact which it would be folly to ignore
"Thus, a great movement has developed, and, in spite of military
restraints, its strength and dimensions are visible everywhere. In the
counties of the south, southwest, west, and east it has spread rapidly.
Sinn Fein colors are worn; Sinn Fein flags are unfurled when opport
unity occurs; Sinn Fein literature is published and is bought in quant
ities; Sinn Fein songs are written and sung; and portraits of the rebels
exhibited in shop-windows, elicit silent tributes from passers-by. The
Easter rising, however, has not been without its lessons. It is recogn
ised that the party ran amuck through seeking strength in a wrong
direction. It alienated the shopkeeping classes, without whose assistance
its industrial aims could never be attained."
A TIP TO JUVENILE OFFICERS
Unless steps are taken to give better home surroundings to the
young Puunene girl, who was the central figure in the salacious case
in the circuit court last Monday, the juvenile officers should take action
at once to have her sent to the Girl's Industrial School on Oahu. This
is one of the few Hawaii institutions which seems to be above criticism
and a staunch corrector of delinquency, as well as a place of restraint
for the female juvenile delinquent. In a way, the girl, if she is left in
her present and past home atmosphere, is just as apt to be a moral
menace, as was the Filipino who was sent to prison on account of his
relations with the young delinquent.
Why not Cooke Raymond with a radium ray ?
THE T IN "BOOSTING"
The Maui News' Monotype appears to disagree with the prohibition
views of the Maui County Fair Committee. At a meeting of the com
mittee, held to arrange for the county fair banquet to be given on Nov
ember 9th, it was decided to not serve liquor. In the last issue of the
News we referred (or rather tried to) to the banquet as a "boosting"
one. The Monotype dropped the t and made it read a "boosing"
The Entente Allies demand the use of the Greek navy, the support
of the Greek army, the full occupation of Greek ports, the control of
Greek railroads, telegraphs and postal systems, the use of Greek public
buildings, including the parliament and university buildings, the sub
mission of the king and cabinet to Allied orders, tribute of Greek crops
and industries, and a few other little things like these. Otherwise
Greece is perfectly free to govern herself and to carry out the doctrine
of benevolent neutrality. Star-Bulletin.
This from "Chaff and Chatter" in the Hilo Tribune deserves
special mention, as any reader of the war telegraph news will agree :
"Fifteen Years Ahead, October 1931, Wireless telephone bulletins in
dicate that the Allies have made much headway and captured many
prisoners on the Somme ; and the Teutons have advanced on the Eastern
As proof that the Literary Digest is non-partisan, we have been
considering this fact: The New Freedom, the only out and out De
mocratic newspaper in the territory, and the Advertiser, its antithesis,
both used extracts from the mainland publication to prove that its
favorite candidate was sure of election as president. It is admitted
that collectively they were right. Either Wilson or Hughes will be elect
Maui's county fair which will be open from November 29 to De
cember 1, inclusive, seems to be developing into a much larger affair
than was at first anticipated. It is a sign of the times and points to a
huge inter-island fair being held some time in the future. Hawaii
There is no gain and there is some danger of contamination to the
community to allow idlers to satisfy their pruient curiosity by attending
a trial like that one in the circuit court last Monday.
A Maui grand jury has recommended that a county employe be
reprimanded for using a county automobile for a private trip. No
wonder they are able to say : Maui no ka oi ! Advertiser.
REFLECTIONS, BOTHERSOME AND OTHERWISE
One does not have to be a seer to surmise how the Advertiser is
getting all those "exclusive stories" from the territorial administration,
or why Secretary Thayer is going to resign on January 1st.
It is said that translating Bob Breckons' Jewish stories into Ha
waiian is like trying to ascend Haleakala with a woman who never rode
a horse before.
Did you ever know of a presidential campaign in which political
prophets were so scarce ? This augurs well for a great crop of "I told
you so, boys," after the election.
This thing of being a Democrat and the acting editor of a Republ
ican newspaper at election time has its disadvantages.
It is hard to tell at this juncture whether Villa is an asset to the
Republican or the Democratic party.
Whether our statesmen are to wear a full set of whiskers or go
smooth shaven is to be decided on November 7th.
The silent vote they talk about in the states is very often the head
of the family's better half.
That grand old political talk "there will be better times if you
elect us to office" might get some votes in Armenia.
No dear friend; G. O. P. does not stand for Grand Old Pocket-
In case of war, we would favor conscription if it applied only to
bloodthirsty editors, magazine writers and politicians.
The Tuna Club ought to grow. It has a Field.
WAILUKU IS ONLY A FEW HOURS
From The Most Distant Point In The Islands
But It Will Be 1 2 Months Before You Can See Another
GREAT MAUI COUNTY FAIR
If You Fail To Be In Wailuku On
November 30, December 1 and 2.
MAJOR MAUI FAIR
150 Stalls of Live
stock. $50,000 Worth of
Arts and Domestic
Hundreds of Other
Products From Maul
Farms, Ranches and
Speeches Dy Gov. L.
E. Pinkham, Consul
General Moroi and
W. R. Farrington.
Maui Can Supply
tions For 6,000
For Exhibit Space
F. B. Cameron, Paia;
For General Inform
J. Garcia, Wailuku.
FUN AND FREAK
One Block of Side
shows Automobile and
of "All Nations"
Grand Ball and
Music by 2 Bands
The Greatest Crowd
Ever Seen on Maui.
Maui Fair Exhibits Will Occupy A Ten-Acre
"Tented City," Four Buildings And The Streets
Of Two City Blocks.
purposes. vc 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 WAILUKU
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