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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office 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 ter Year in Advance.
JAMES B. McSWANSON,
ACTING EDITOR AND MANAGER
WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANGER
NOVEMBER 3, 1916
THE RAYMOND-COOKE CONTEST
There is this much to be said about the spirtited contest between
Dr. J. H. Raymond and George Cooke for election as one of the
senators from this island: The independent voters are not wondering
which candidate to vote against, as. is said to be the case in the del-
egateshin race in this territory and the presidential race on the main
land. Most of the voters have a very definite opinion as to the one of
these candidates whom they want to see seated as a Maui senator. This
pressages very well for a good representative, whether Raymond or
Cooke is elected. When the independent voters evenly divide on their
choice among two candidates, it is a pretty safe assertion to state that
"both are good men." The division among the voters in this contest
i? very clearly not a partisan one. The Cooke supporters are very
frankly for him because he appears to represent interests with which
they are in sympathy. The same is true, also, of the Raymond fol
lowing. There has been a whole lot of talk about the wisdom of vot
ing for the Republican or the Democrat candidate, but, in a contest of
this kind, the voter pays very little attention to it. The average voter
will cast his ballot for the candidate who most appeals to him from a
personal standpoint, confident that the affairs of the county or ter
ritory will be much better attended to if he considers the ability and
integrity of each of the two candidates, rather than their party affilia
WHY AUSTRALIA OPPOSED CONSCRIPTION
The failure of Australia to pass the compulsory military act can in
no wise be construed to mean a lack of sympathy with the war which
Great Britain is waging against Germany and her allies. The vote
ekn.uni fViot Anctraiia ic almnst pvpnlv HiviHprl on the subiect of con-
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scription, so evenly divided that households were actually split in debate
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during the bitter campaign; in reamy, Dromers opposing uiumcis
Tua nnr.nnnic r.f tlm hill armipri that Australia had already done he!
share, as she had over 400,000 soldiers in the ranks out of a population
snnn nm Th rnntentinn was made that, on a comparison of
population, no other British country, not even England herself, could
the ranks. No doubt, the victory
of the opponents of the bill was also made possible by the labor vote
a natural foe to the extension oi military powers amiuugn mc
men as individuals are as mucn in sympatny wun me canons uu ui
oo tUa net r.f tVio Australians. But. whatever is the correct
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analysis of the result of the vote, anyone who has come in contact with
Australians since the war Degan immediately appreciates uul u i nui
lack of patriotism or love of the mother country which defeated the
THIS WOULD BE PAINFUL "WATCHFUL WAITING"
i- Ahn tViP mnst nainful "watchful waiting" of which we can
perceive for the future regarding international affairs would be that
period between November seventh and inaugural day in March, if
Hughes were elected president. President Wilson's hands would be
completely tied on foreign affairs from election day until the end of his
term, if he were defeated if for no other reason than through de
ference for the possible policies which his successor might intend to
follow. If the President acted hewould have to do so in nine cases out of
ten in opposition to what seemed the will of the people who had elect
ed Hughes to office. The result would be that no aennite action couiu
be taken in an international crisis by either man until after the in
augural. However good a president Hughes might or may makes us,
worie things could happen to America in the final months of 1916 than
a Democratic landslide. Consideration of just such a circumstance
arising may be what has produced that anomaly known as the Wilson-Republican.
But it is not Republicanism or Bourbanism that gives
a trend to such thinking. It is Americanism.
! AMERICA AND ITS IDEAL
Inclined to be critical and somewhat skeptical, like many writers
of today who discuss America, American ideals andAmerican institutions,
Richard Le Gallienne an American by adoption has contributed an
article to Everybody's Magazine on the subject of "What Is An Ameri
can?" Some of his generalizations would be offensive, if it were not
for the svmoathv which he shows for the American ideal the ideal
that the average American retains, at least throughout his youth, that
America is the "Land of Liberty."
He tells how a friend of his tried to determine from a thousand
or more school bovs what they thought it meant to be an American.
"The results was not glorious. Indeed, it was not a little depressing.
For the prevalent idea of these young minds was that an American was
one who made much money," he gives as the friend's results in the
Every one, who has tried it, knows how easy it is to suggest answers
to ouestions to the mind of a school boy and in this instance it must
have been simple, as the questioner was a lady. To the American boy
questions about things that he supposes every one knows falls into
the category of "foolish questions," If the questions do not, he responds
along the lines of least apparent resistance and keeps unexposed his
own private views. Almost any parent, teacher or any person who is
the elder brother or sister of a small boy knows what a blank wall is
encountered when an attempt is made to determine what the "the boy"
thinks or knows about some subject, particularly of one on which the
youngster has a fixed opinion that it would be embarrassing to expose.
But whether one agrees or not with the original premise of the
Everybodys writer, most good Americans will subscribe to his ad
monishement to parents and teachers against permitting "the dollar
idea" to become the ideal of the youth of the land. He writes:
"Now these schoolboys did not, of course, evolve this Idea for
themselves. They must have caught It from their elders, and It
would seem, too, that their school-training must bare been deficient
in that incuiation of a noble nationalism which should go along
with religion, as one of the first principles of national education.
Alas! it is to be feared that their elders, including their teachers,
have in the pursuit of strange gods been too inclined to forget
how and why America became a great nation, long before it was
a rich nation, too, and to forget also the sacred obligation of ev
ery man, woman, and child to keep it great."
Continuing the Everybodys' writer contends:
"The eternal raison d'etre of America is in its being the "sweet
land of liberty." Should a land so dreamed into existence so de
generate through material prosperity as to become what its Euro
pean critics, with too much justice, have scornfully renamed it
"The Land of the Dollar" such a development will be one of the
sorriest conclusions of history, and the most colossal disillusion
ment that baa ever happened to mankind.
"Of course, it is but natural Hint In the thought of the poor
workers of other lands, who flood in upon us daily In fmch gigant
ic tides, the chining reality of higher wages than those at home
should loom large; but it should somehow be Impressed upon
them, by educators and other agencies, that those higher wages
carry with them a spiritual responsibility; that the citizenship
granted to them, which makes their Improved conditions possible,
involves their active loyalty to those ideals of justice and liberty
by fighting for which the American citizen first came into being.
"More important to the future of America than the immi
grant's possession of a certain minimum sum of money is his pos
session of a right attitude of mind toward the country of which he
proposes to become a citizen. America Is indeed a generous host.
Her door are wide open to all and sundry. Perhaps a little more
discrimination would be wise. But one thing should be most clear
ly and uncompromisingly demanded of all the polyglot elements she
welcomes to her board that, while as individuals the new im
migrants are free to follow after their own particular racial gods,
as citizens they must subscribe to one national ideal, and that
ideal an Anglo-Saxon ideal.
"Whatever her multifarious afliliations, America must con
tinue Anglo-Saxon, as she was born, and should her Anglo-Saxon-dom
fail spiritually to absorb the other race elements by which it
sometimes seems to be threatened, her meaning and object will be
gone, and she will sink back into a mere congeries of commercial
activities, the workshop and department-store of the world but no
longer a nation, with a national soul.
"For the soul of America, 1 repent, is Anglo-Saxon. Should
that die, there will, properly speaking, be no America, and "Liber
ty" must seek another home."
There are many who will not bow to his standard that the re
generation and reenergizing of the nations' ideal must come alone from
the Anglo-Saxon, however true is his statement that the soul of the
nation is essentially an Anglo-Saxon one. From a view point of na
tional economics, one might agree with his intimation that much of
the late immigration has not been for the good of the nation, but the
agreement would not be upon the Question of what race or races are
best apt to sustain the American ideal of liberty in the future. Amcr-
ca wun a closed door to all but the Anelo-Saxon would no lontrcr be
the "Land of Liberty." It is the immigration of the poor and op
pressed from Europe, whether from the south or the north, which has
kept burning a love of the national ideal of liberty. For it is those who
have known oppression that appreciate liberty and live and fitrht that
their children and others may enjoy it. More often than not, it is
those of the Anglo-Saxon strain who are the American materialists,
of whom this writer complains.
It is in his conclusions in what he perspectivelv se?s as the future
course for America to pursue to retain her ideal that Everybodys'
writer will find his greatest agreement with all his American readers,
when he says:
"If America is but true to her founders, and tho mire nnH
stalwart traditions they have bequeathed, it will be merely the ful
filment of her natural destiny that she shall become not merely in
name, but in actual fact, not merely the guardian of all the liberty
so far evolved from the travail of the ages, but the patient evalver
of ever purer and complete forms of liberty.
"For what men have called Liberty in the past, and acclaimed
with tears of joy, has been indeed but a partial, provisional boon, a
limited victory no sooner won than wrested back again by new
forms of tyranny. One wrong has been righted, only for two to take
its p'.ace. Never for more than a brief sunlit moment have the
brave soldiers of freedom been allowed to rest on their swords. Al
ways ahead of them were "higher heigths of freer freedom" to be
scaled and stormed.
"Here in America let us hope that the long fight shall be at
last, to employ the colloquialism of the moment, a fight to a finish.
Here all the races of the world are gathered together to work,
and may it be to pray also. Here all the varied problems of man
kind are brought as to one vast councilboard.
"Never was such an opportunity for their solution, and surely
America will not fail to take it.
"Once for all, shall she not constitute herself a vast clearing
house of the wrongs of mankind? Nursed herself in Liberty, Is it
not her manifest destiny, beyond that of any other nation, to ev
olve a world whose humblest inhabitant shall be joyously free, and
in whose remotest corner the fresh winds of Liberty shall blow?"
WAILUKU IS ONLY A FEW HOURS
From The Most Distant Point In The Islands
But It Will Be 12 Months Before You Can See Another
GREAT MAUI COUNTY FAIR
If You Fail To Be In Wailuku On
November 30, December 1 and 2.
MAUI FAIR THOUGHTS
There is no reason for being modesty when writing to friends
about the coming county fair. You will be more surprised at the
greatness of the show than the visitors. The only Maui persons who
actually realize to what extent the show has crown are the fair com
mitteemen, who are trying to find space in which to put all the exhibits.
Don't blush if a friend at;Lr vrm in trip nrncpncA r ( imut- wrfa 5f
you know that Daisy is coming to the Maui fair. He only means
the Honolulu elephant, and not the person to whom you may think he
Here's to the success nf tho nmnntJ Stoi--P.,.iint;,i
- - ' p'u WIUA UUUVLIII laU I.U1L1U1I.
It will provide the kind of publicity the Maui county show needs.
If you are a booster for the success of Maui's County Fair you
will be among those present at the fair dinner on November 9th.
The distribution of $4 nm.nnn
tionahties on the sugar plantations of Hawaii, as a bonus for work done
during the last year, work that has added enormously to the wealth
of the planters, will tend to confirm somewhat unusual conditions of
dumy aireauy existing in a territory of the United States that is serv
ing as a laboratory for some strange experiments in human fraternity.
Kipling to the contrary notwithstanding, Occidental and Oriental do
meet, in Hawaii, in something more than superficial contacts ; and an
American of Asiatic type is there being developed as an educated
patriot. Christian Science Monitor.
There is one safe prediction about the election : It will all be over
on Tuesday evening.
Wailuku, Maul, T. H.
r. O. Box 13
WAILUKU HARDWARE CO.
Successor to LEE HOP
Central Hardware, Enamlwar, Oil Itivii, Twln
Matting, Wall Papr, MattrtMet, Etc., Etc., EU.
C0FFIN MADE AT SHORT NOTICE.
There is but one method that will remove spots from clothes so
that they will not come back, when the fabric is such that it can
not be laundered in soap and water. That is
FRENCH DRY CLEANING
which we do. See our local agent.
J. ABADIE, Prop.
777 King Street HONOLULU 1108 Union Street
Jno. D. Souza, Taia Agent M. Uyeno, Kahului Agent
Jack Linton, Wailuku Agent
MAJOR MAUI FAIIt
150 Stalls of Live
stock. $50,000 Worth of
Arts and Domestic
Hundreds of Other
Products From Maui
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 Dlock 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, we highly recommend
this 12 inch walking boot. Carried
in tan, willow calf.
Fort St. Honolulu
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