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Till. MAUI NEWS. FRIDAY, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered tt the Post Office at Walluku, Maul, Hawaii, as second clan matter
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietor and Publishers
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JAMES B. McSWANSON.
ACTING EDITOR AND MANAGER
WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANGER
NOVEMBER 17, vm.
A SIMPLE PRECAUTION SUGGESTED
Fatal, near-fatal and narrowly averted automobile accidents at
the sharp turns in Wailuku and Kahului should arouse the supervisors
and the police to take some action to check their constant recurrence
Only within the past two weeks one Japanese youth was killed at a
sharp turn in Kahului and a few days ago a small machine ran into
a big auto truck at the Maui Hotel corner, lherc have been a dozen
instances when other serious accidents were avoided by good luck.
The simple precaution of placing a concrete post in the center of
intersecting streets, around which drivers must turn to the right, would
probably have made it impossible for these accidents and near accidents
to happen. An outlay of less than $200 would erect these signal posts
at ever' dangerous corner in the island. Even wooden signs have
served the purpose well in Hilo, but are now being replaced by the
more substantial concrete ones.
Is it not time, supervisors, that something is done to make it safe
for both autoists and pedestrians, or drivers of animal vehicles, on the
Maui streets and roads?
While on this subject, it may not be out of place to declare that
the police should show a little more diligence in arresting speeders and
the violaters of the dimming clause in the traffic ordinance. A reck
less, wilful speeder ought to be shown about as much consideration in
the courts as is the average gun "toter." Both are potential murderers.
The only distinction is that the deadly act of the speed maniac is not
premediated, or prompted by revenge and anger. Nevertheless, his
craze for speed is just as much of a community danger as is that of
the person who goes around armed, always ready for trouble.
A few arrests, with stiff fines administered, will make the speeders
more cautious. The erection of concrete sign posts at the dangerous
corners will serve to lessen the accidents which are now really accidental.
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
The American system of electing a president seemed to be a subject
of general confusion to all the Maui voters, other than native
Americans, all the last week, while the result of the presidential election
was still in doubt, and was much discussed. To the constant question
ing of the interested voters, as to the plan upon which the electoral col
lege was based, there was nearly always added a criticism, when the
person seeking information was told that the president was not elected
by direct popular vote.
It may interest these adopted Americans to learn that no less an
authority that the American Encyclopedia contains the following
criticism and defense of the electoral system:
"The electoral system, despite its utter theoretic absurdity and
undemocratic character, is never seriously menaced, because of its
great practical utility in settling the presidential question at once on the
counting of btate votes. With direct popular votes, where parties are
closely balanced, the result could not be known perhaps for months,
and then might depend on a few thousand votes in a half-lawless
district; fraud and violence would have infinite possibilities, and we
should be on the verge of civil war every few years. The danger oi
the district system, often proposed, is the certainity of the districts be
For the uninitiated, it might be added that "gerrymandered" is an
"Americanism" meaning to divide districts so a political party may
get an unfair result from the distribution of voters in elections.
Since the days of the late Walter G. Smith, we have not seen the
attitude of the Commercial Advertiser more succinctly expressed than
when it uttered this election plaint: "Et tu California."
Every time ex-Judge Hughes glances at the map and notes those
suffrage states, he must remember that "the female of the species i
more deadly than the male."
The most unselfish partisan we know in Wailuku isa voung Re
publican who would have stood a fair chance of loosing a fat job, he
now holds under the Democratic administration, if Hughes had beer
elected. He was greatly peeved at Wilson's election.
TKI.EGHAI'II NEWS OF THE WEEK
P- M.'l I Mi 'KT. N..rnilnT 14 - Captain I'helan, commander of the
R-.w M't.t. m:i. :,. wb.n a P.ritiOi torpedo boat sunk the German
"ibnunn, b,.!, b.id t. .r i-..M-f bis. vessel a few moments before. He
b id In m t.A. n a'-Mid tl.r Mibm.irinr as a prisoner before his ship was
d r, i ,.
1K1). mUr 1 I -A Japanese submarine has been destroyed
lv an explosion. Two wrre killed.
IK W.l'l.r. N'ovrnuVr 13 -The sugar crop in the Phillipines
is c-tiiMtid at J2.(M) ,.s against 325.UX) ,,nK this year.
I be llp.'tn.ui rudder trouble was found to be more serious than
l.rst tboul.t. and it m.iv d l.iv it sailing four or five days.
'Ibr ( Mini Snrar Co. will spud nvrr than million dollars on new
improvement ;. The w.-ik i to start the first of the year and be ready
b.r I'MN. Jbr m.iKti.il h;, been ordered from the Honolulu Iron
Attorneys object to Gooding Field's financial statement regarding
the Inter Island Na igalioti Company. Chairman Forbes of the public,
t.tihties refuses t titer the objection and ges into an execuative session
At J:.V)iVlotk this afutiioon. The company makes strenuous objection
lo the ruling and will probabjy contest seriously.
I.O)(). November l.U-The British offensive has advanced one
ni.Ie. capuiiing town of Beaumont, llamel and St 'it-re. north of Thi
Serbs wi,, a victory on the Sena river in Macedonia, capturing
tow n of I ven and 1U) prisoners.
The Russians have invaded Dobrmli.i on two jM.inls south of
1 1 iici n.ivona.
'I he Russian flirt is bombarding Constana.
Von Makensen is in full retreat and his forces are demoralized.
One third of hi, force has been lost by destase and bv gunshots. He
has asked for reinforcements, which are not forthcoming, and he is
in a serious condition.
CORIUJXA. November 13 -Captain Curtis of the steamer Col
nuibia has reached here and declares that he was a prisoner tin the sub
marine U -'. He savs his shii was warned before it n.n tr.r.w..l...l
All the crew were saved.
Captain Millet, the French military writer, urges Great Britain to
guard more front in W est and relieve the French. He savs the French
ire graieiui, hut that time has come when there should be more eft
BERLIN'. Xov ember 13 Von Makentm li
T . vjiun.u Pvuiai
irarsylvaninn towns and taken thousand r.f
German torpedo boats have shelled Russian naval ; r.,.if f
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v ASHING! ON, November 13 President U'ikrm 1,.,,-b i.
i . , , . , , , . . "'" "vn wii mi,
31 lllc national capitol and lias taken up imortant questions regard
ing the new submarine developments and the Meviran .-ric
As it is probable that both houses of Congress will be Dcmoc
the President is planning to dispose of as much important legislate
r111 ii oic Mion icnn uegiiining next month.
P.'Y1' Member 13 Below zero weather is beinc exner
mceci in tins state winch breaks all past records. It is now twenty-four
ioi ui lexas is also hcing swept by a severe
lmi.acou wi uimsu.ii eoiuncss.
SAN FRANCISCO, November 13 Former Congressman Coch
nas vuiuiiieercu io ueicnu the "preparedness bomb throwers"
The secretary of the railroad, the brotherhood declares that the
strike will go into effect immediately if the railroads fail to live up to
me itrms oi me svuamson law.
, YORK, November 13 Chairman Wilcox still declares that
the Republicans will await official count before conceding defeat
The official tabulation in California begins today. Extraordinary
measures are being taken by leaders of both parties to assure an honest
WASTTTNCTOV V.!,,,, 1 t :...-. ....
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FORGET YOUR ELECTION WORRIES
AT THE FIRST
GREAT MAUI COUNTY FAIR
IF YOU HAVE NONE. WILSON'S REELECTION AND
YOUR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
CAN' BE HAPPILY CELEBRATED IN WAILUKU
November 30, December 1 and 2.
There Will Be Adequate Accommodations For Every Visitor.
great ovation at the capitol when he returned' from attending the chri
tnmg of his grand-daughter at Willingstovvn, Mass. He denies t
qorts that there will be cabinet changes. President Wilson decar
that he is pleased with the result of the ballot (if vnfire in tlm mllJi
on the border. The Minnesota militia vote is still close, but favors the
President. The last reports shows a ratio of 14 to 12 in his favor.
The President says -that he will push national defense legislation
corrupt practise act, immigration measures and water conservation
The Independents hold balance of power in the House of T?rnr-
sentatives. Champ Clarke and Minority Leader Mann arc both apt
10 lie canuiaar.es ior election as speaker. .
HONOLULU, November 13 loe Cohen, the theatrical m.in.KT,.r
has announced his candidacy for election as Mavor on the Rrimhlir.
ticket. ' '
PARIS, November 13 Saillisel villace on the west front bis I,..
captured by the French. The Germans suffered heavy losses.
Berlin claims that British patrol boat, which sunk U-51 flew, the
The Allies airmen raided four German towns on Frid.iv. Then.
were three killed and some slight damage to projierty caused.
The German general staff denies that the P.eknans are beinir forri,1
to work in German munition factories.
LAREDO, November 13 It is reported here that Zapata, the
Mc xican bandit leader, murdered 100 wemen and children belonging
to the Carranza soldiers near Congreras.
PARIS, November 13 The United States ambassador at Madrid
has confirmed the news of the sinking of the American-Hawaiian
steamer Columbia by a German submarine in the Mediterrean.
WASHINGTON, November 13 Berlin rciorts that the sub
marine captain which sunk the Rowantree declares that the commander
of the attacked vessel refused to stop when ordered to do so, and that
then the submarine opened fire.
TOKIO, November 13 Super-drcadnauglH Ise, 30,600 tons, was
launched at Kawasaki shipyards.
LONDON, November 13 Survivors of the Arabia arriving in
l,ondon declare that their first intimation of danger to their lives and
the ship was when they saw a torpedo speeding towards the Vessel
Hawaii naturally views with some uneasiness any rumor of change 1 iiuauluu, Aovembcr l Uelcgate says that he is ready to
in the tariff under a Democratic administration, but there is little to ! introduce home rule bill in Congress, so the territory can elect its own
fear in the direction of free sugar, thinks the Star-Bulletin. Such 'governor. He thinks present tendency in Congress is favorable,
legislation as the president is reported to have in mind because of the Prince Cupid, intends to give a luau in honor of Senator I'helan.
European situation will probably be protective. "Anti-drumping" law s i , '! lie Health Board has recommended that the license be taken awav
are likely to be enacted, and if half the stories are true concerning! Irom r-. Shimamoto, as its finding is that he has been guilty of profes
Iiritish and German trade intentions after the war, Uncle Sam would ! sional misconduct, gross carelessness and manifest incapacity,
be foolish indeed to let down the bars for cheap foreign goods at the '. T"e rudder of the Hilonian was found split, which delays its sail
expense of domestic industry. At any rate, there is small likelihood of , m fr one day.
a radical downward revision in the tariff for the next two year?. LONDON, November 12 A signal victory seems to have been
Tuesday's elections apparently made the house Republican by a -sine: :, W(m ,','y the Russo-Rumanians in Dobrudja.
majority, and even if later counts should change this, the Democrats I T'1: British have captured a long section of trenches at Thiepval.
will not have working control. If the representatives from bect-sugnr1 . V,m Mackensen's defeat in Dobrudja appears to have been deci
states be mustered with the Republicans, advocates of a protective s'vc an(l l'le Teuton advance has been thrown back. A large numUr
tann on sugar wm De sumcient to ueteat in the lower house any attempts K"11 supplies are reported to Have been captured by the Ru
io uiiiiinisii mc I'lcseiu uuues un loiciyn anu vuuan imports.
MAJOP. MAUI FAIR
Stalls of Livestock.
$50,000 Worth of
Arts and Domestic
Hundreds of Other
Products From Maut
Farms, Ranches and
Speeches Dy Gov. L.
E. I'lnkham, Consul
General Morol and
W. R. FarrinRton.
Elephant, Will Be An
Attraction, But Not
Than Any Of The In
"There'll Be Some
thing Doing In A Fun
Way All The Time!"
FUN AND FREAK
One Block of Side
shows Automobile and
of "All Nations"
Grand Ball and
Music by 2 Bands
The Greatest Crowd
Ever Seen on Maul.
Maui Fair Exhibits Will Occupy A Ten-Acre
Tented City," Four Buildings And The Streets
Of Two City Blocks.
We are anxiously waiting for the announcement of that list of
"life-long Democrats" in Honolulu, who are now bound to be dis
covered, since Wilson has been elected for the second time.
In a political sketch of "what might have been," it should not be
forgotten that Bob Breckons must be given an important role as the
dispenser of federal plums.
LITTLE LIKELIHOOD OF TARIFF REDUCTION
purposes, we highly recommend
this 12 inch walking boot. Carried
in tan, willow calf.
Fort St. Honolulu
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"THAT ELECTION SCANDAL"
liucharest claims an advantage over Falkenhyan in Transylvaia
SAN ANTONIA. November 1 1 Secret.-irv rf W,, P,i.., i'
I sued a statement in which he says that the militia forces will J
- . ,. . , ""; : , , . . . jtMiued on the Mexican border.
from all indications that 'election scandal on Maui has been I WASHINGTON Nnvemhpr 1? Kori a,i r
dropped Perhaps if George P. Cooke's margin over Dr. Raymond eSZ it$illS
had not been so large, the Raymond forces would have made a of the wife of the German ambassador wackmail
vfrVnTl' Cke'S majrity discouraScs ay s"ch SAN FRANSICO, November 12-The Wilson vote majority in
attempt-StaMJulletin. . California is 3000. The electoral delegation will be unsj ill J X
J. C. FOSS. Jr., Prop.
Trans?erin and Drayin
RING US UP AND WE WILL BE THERE.