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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
DR. RAYMOND AND THE GOVERNOR
Entered at the Pott Office at Walluku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
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WILL. J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
DECEMBER 22, 1916.
The Maui News wishes its readers and friends a most happy Christ
mas season, and a full measure of the success and prosperity winch the
New Year is to bring.
AN INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE
In offering some $600 in cash prizes to schools and school children
of the Islands, for the best school and home gardens, the Honolulu
Star-Bulletin and Frank C. Atherton are showing most commendable
public spirit. There is no more reason why a newspaper or Mr. Ather
ton should undertake such a project than any other business firm or
individual. But the undertaking is a most important one and should
have far reaching results. The department of public instruction is most
properly co-operating. The best three school gardens for 1917 on Maui
get $25, $15, and $10 in prizes; and like prizes for the home gardens
raised by school children. Molokai and Lanai together get two first and
two second prizes each of $15 and $5.
The competition is to be known as a "School Farm Contest, and
the six reasons given for this title tell also the real inspiration of the
plan. These reasons are
"Because we want the children to feel that in their Home Gardens
and their School Gardens they are laying the foundations of knowledge
and experience that will be of great value to them in the future.
"Because we want the children to look forward to the time when
they will have a farm in place of the garden. And that farm will bring
them pleasure and profit on account of the experience gained "and
amhitinn snrotitpd in this earden.
"Because we want them to realize that the success of farming and
the farm it not so much the large area cultivated as it is the size of the
good results gained from each square foot of land.
"Because we want each child to know that there is nothing more
dignified or commendable than labor on a farm, and there is no other line
of work to which the educated, homeloving, home-building boys and
girls of Hawaii can apply themselves to better advantage.
"Because all Hawaii hopes the children of Hawaii will look ahead
and go ahead in the agricultural enterprises, large and small, to be found
and developed in every district of the Territory.
"Because we believe that intelligent farm workers and successful
farm work go hand in hand with personal and financial success in Ha
CAN WE SAVE HAWAIIAN MUSIC?
It is interesting to note that an agent of a Chautaqua circuit is com
inor to the Islands for the purpose of recruiting six troupes of Hawaiian
singers for the coming season, all of which will be pledged to give noth
, ing but the simon-pure Hawaiian music during their engagement. This
is gratifying. At the present time the whole mainland is staurated with
a horrible nondescript doggerel, styled Hawaiian. Even "Aloha Oe"
and other of the more beautiful and popular Island melodies are being
rendered in rag-time 1
Hawaiian quintet leaders on the mainland, who havebeen appealed to
to cut out the painful burlesque, claim that they are compelled to accede
to public demand for the so-called Hawaiian music or lose their means
of livelihood. There is reason to believe, however, that this is not whol
ly correct, since for some years there has been a marked tendency on
the part of Hawaiian singers, right here at home, to abandon their own
music for so-called negro and other popular styles of music. The sign
ing one hears in the Islands today is not that of ten years ago, nor has
the change been for the better.
If our boys could be convinced that in their own music they have
something infinitely finer and more pleasing than anything they can pos
sibly adopt, one of Hawaii's most delightful assets may not be lost. But
unless such conviction does come, and come quickly, it will be but a few
years until Hawaiian music will be a thing of the past.
WHERE SPECIAL HELP IS NEEDED
Much interest attaches to the break between Governor Tinkham and
Dr. Raymond. To all appearances it is a break that cannot be healed.
Undoubtedly it must be exceedingly disturbing to the Governor and at
the same time a cause for jubilation on the part of the Governor's en
emies. Because Dr. Raymond has been one of the few close personal
and political friends of the territorial executive, his disaffection must be
all the more serious a blow. Those who know the Doctor will readily
appreciate that he may have been hasty in taking offense at what may
not have been intended as a slight, but they will appreciate also that he
has doubtless kicked over the whole kettle of fish beyond any undoing.
His resignation as a member of the Maui board of supervisors will be
regretted by many, since his record on the board has been good, as will
be admitted even by his political enemies.
One of the peculiar anomalies of these Islands is that, with appar
ently an inexhaustable supply of fish along our shores, fish is almost a
luxury rather than a staple, as might be expected. There is probably no
seaport on either the Atlantic or Pacific coast of continental United
States where sea food is not cheaper than meat. In fact fish is often
referred to as the poor man's meat. But here, for some reason, it is
invariably more expensive than the best cuts of beef or pork.
But in the face of this a mainland firm announces its intention of
establishing a fish canning plant in the Islands for preserving the great
quantities of tuna and other vaulable food fishes to be had at small cost.
If this project goes through we shall certainly be able to buy Hawaiian
fish at cheaper rate than we pay now even if we may have to accept a
tin can with each purchase
Hilo people plan to ask Col. Roosevelt to open their new post of
fice for them. The appropriateness of this is not clear. Now if it were
an orphanage or a matrimonial agency
: CASH :
in ordering shoes from our large I
xvinter stock. Footwear will be
send on approval, if you have
established an account with us. It
will be well to do so now.
We have a large assortment in the
very latest shapes and materials.
MANUFACTURERS' SHOE STORE, HONOLULU
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
KUHIO'S HOME RULE BILL
The chamber of commerce Is to dis
cuss Kuhio's bill to provide a measure
of "home rule" to Hawaii, whereby
the Governor is to be elected, It the
bill becomes law. It is high time that
the chamber did take the matter up
for discussion, considering that Kuhio,
through The Advertiser, announced
the intent of this bill several weeks
ago and has already presented It for
the consideration of the house. No
piece of legislation, with the exception
of the Underwood Tariff Act, nas been
before congress so directly affecting
this Territory as this home rule bill.
With an elected Governor goes all the
political patronage of the territorial
departments, in four year gulps. Do
we want it, or do we not? So far
none has ever expressed either ap
proval of the Delegate's plan, made
without consultation, so far as we
know, with any representative body of
citizen, political or otherwise. The
election of the Governor may be the
very finest thing to happen, but it
ought to be discussed a bit in advance,
If only for the sake of ."home rule"
PROHIBITION AND HAWAII
In light of the fact that prohibition for Hawaii is entirely probable
in the no distant future, it would seem to be no more than right for the
Hawaii Experiment Station to devote some serious special attention to
the problem of the wine grapes growers of the Kaupakalua district, many
of whom not only own stock in the Kaupakalua winery, but in large
measure are dependent on the grapes they sell to the winery for their
living. In California the wine growers have seen the writing on the
wall, and thousands of acres of vineyards are to be seen planted to' fruit
trees of various kinds. If the state does not go dry too soon, the tree
fruit will be producing revenue before the wine grapes have to go.
But here in Hawaii the problem is not simple because it is not so
easy to find a substitute for any given crop. It would seem, however,
that a serious effort should be made to learn if it be not feasible to graft
on the wine grape stock already growing, some good variety of table
grape that might find ready market in Honolulu, or which might be con
verted into unfermented grape juice, for which purpose the present
Isabella wine grape is said not to be suited.
FIGHT THE REAPPORTIONMENT SECTION
The Hilo Tribune has raised the question of reapportionment for
the legislature, as required by the Organic Act to be made on the basis
of population. As the Tribune says, the matter will probably be brought
up again at the coming session, and perhaps an appeal be made to the
Congress to force the matter. Perhaps this last would be a good thine,
It would at least give the rest of the Territory outside of Honolulu an
opportunity to be heard on the injustice of turning over to the capital
city a majority in each house ot the legislature. Such a result was
probably never thought of when the Organic Act was framed. There
is not a state in the Union, probably, that is controlled in its legislature
by majorities from one city. As the Tribune remarks, Honolulu has not
made such a good showing in running her own affairs that the rest of the
territory has any desire to let her run everything. It's all right to give
the metropolis all the rope she wants in local affairs, but if she hangs
nciscii wun u me rest oi me lerruory wouia just as soon not be in
Few more significant developments
have occured In the business life' of
the territory than the retirement from
the wholesale liquor business oi
cm-tain large business firms. A good
many years ago one of the "Big Five"
abolished its liquor branch and within
the past few days news has been
published that another has decided to
nnit this line, and is now concluding
arrangements for such abandonment.
Furthermore, the last of the whole
sale and plantation agency firms which
has carried a wholesale liquor Drancn
is seriously considering dropping this
portion of its business.
No- reason of morals or ethics is
given for such abandonment, it being
stated that the causes are purly ec
onom'c. The businesses no longer
pay, due to several developments.
Nevertheless, It Is an undername anu
undenied fact that the steady growth
of prohibition and temperance senti
ment Is one of the main factors in
making the wholesale business in Ha
waii no longer Inviting from the stand-
noint of profitable enterprise ana tne
economic factor here is largely in-
Quenced by ethical reasons.
In Hawaii as in ever state In the
Union,' keen business competition
tends to eliminate the drinker.
Businessmen recognize that their
employes must be temperate, ana
more and more they are applying tne
same rule to themselves. The tend
encies in social life are all against the
In Honolulu club, we are Informed,
the receipts from the bar and buffet
have been cut almost In half within a
vear. The club was the center of no
particular temperance movement its
members merely are using less ana
less liquor. Recently a saloon license,
for a Beemingly desirable and popular
location, was sold at a surpriatngly
low figure, considering the fact that
saloon licenses are so restricted in
Honolulu that the present holders of
them have a practical monopoly on the
retail business. This is another in
stance to show that prohibition for
Hawaii is coming, and the liquor men
A plebiscite in Hawaii on the ques
tion of prohibition would have very
different results now from those of
seven years ago. At that time the
liquor forces were entrenched, power
ful, defiant, with plenty of money and
Honolulu is out on an anti-vice crusade. The object is good, but
there is reason to believe that most of the crusaders lose sight of the fact
lhat the condition they would eradicate is a symptom rather than the
disease itself. Some day. society may be more perfectly organized so
mat tne powerful animal impulses of men and women may be directed
to tne upuuuaing ot tne race rather than merely suppressed.
plenty of brains at command for their
campaign. Not so today.
They are on the defensive now, los
ing trench after trench. In the last
few years the growth of "dry" terri
tory on the mainland has pointed un
mistakably to the not-far-distant day
when the nation will be 'all-white"
either by adoption of a constitutional
amendment, by state vote, or by local
- The favorable report ot the house
judiciary committee yesterday on the
proposed constitut'onal amendment fs
strikingly significant. It means that
the Democratic party is preparing to
make prohibition a party issue. That
is what Bryan has been fighting for
throughout most of 1916. If the Re
publican party had been wise, it would
have seized its own opportunity. De
mocracy, with the proof of the recent
election that progressivism brings it
victory in the western and coast
states. Is not likely to turn down such
an instrument of aid as espousal of
the prohibition cause. If this amend
ment goes to the state legislatures
ror ratmcation, it will start with a
certain 23 out of theCnecessary 36
states, for 23 are already "dry." More
than bl) per cent of the country s pop
ulation lives in these states.
The constitutional amendment must
be passed by a two-thirds vote of the
house and senate before being sub
mitted to the states. It may be beaten
at the present short session of Con
gress, but there is little doubt that the
next session, pressure of public opin
ion win force the national lawmakers
to place this amendment in the hands
of the states for approval or rejection.
AN INTER-ISLAND FAIR
The territorial fair proposition ap
pears to be growing in favor and it
would seem that the time has come to
begin preliminary work on the proposi
tion. County Fairs are excellent ideas
and the huge success of the Hilo and
Wa'luku shows testifies to that fact
Still, an inter-island fair at which the
farmers of each isle could compete on
neutral ground, would be a better way
to encourage home production and
home industries. Such a fair would
attract entries from island in the
group and would prove of the greatest
value to the farmers, cattle raisers
The annual fair of each Island could
be held as usual but a general inter-
island show might be held later on,
and, at it, all the prize winners in the
local fairs could compete in a Grand
Fair which would be held on each
island in turn.
Agricultural shows are the means of
improving farming conditions where
ever they are held and the next move
should be, after Oahu has had a county
fair, to have an inter-island exhibition.
The fight that Is hinted at as being
arranged in the legislature against the
crusade which is being conducted
against bovine tuberculosis, should be
met by all decent minded legislators
of both house. The great White
Plague has enough leeway in this
country without helping out the
scourge by abolishing the good work
done by the terrttorial veterinarian
who examines all cows before giving
the owners a permit to sell milk. Ha
Take note, Hawaii, that Secretary
of the Treasury McAdoo is to remain
in the cabinet. He was the first
higher-up in Washington to recom
mend the retention of the tariff on
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FREIGHT AND PASSENGER
December,-1916 January, 1917 February, 1917
Lurline 104 Dec. 5 Dec. 12 Dec. 19
Wllhelmina 90 Dec. 13 Dec. 19 Dec. 27
Manoa 37 Dec. 19 . Dec. 26 Jan. 2
Matsonia 39 Dec. 27 Jan. 2 Jan, 10
Lurline 105 Jan. 2 Jan. 9 Jan. 16
Wllhelmina i 91 Jan. 10 Jan. 16 Jan. 24
Manoa 38 Jan. 16 Jan. 24 Jan. 30
Matsonia 40 Jan. 24 Jan. 30 Feb. 7
Lurline 106 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 13
Wllhelmina 92 Feb. 7 Feb. 13 Feb. 21
Manoa , 39 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27
Matsonia 41 Feb. 21 Feb. 27 Mar. 7
Lurline .... 107 Feb. 27 Mar. 6 Mar. 13
PORTS OF CALL.
3. S. Matsonia )
S. 8. Wllhelmina To Honolulu and Hilo.
8. 8. Manoa 1
8 8 Lurline f Honolulu and Kahulut.
S. S. Lurline Carries Livestock to Honolulu and Kahulul.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Uime Sables JCahtiiui ' Slailroad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
The following schedule went into effect Juno 4th, 1913.
4 45 a 4o
L" Spreck- "A
a" clSTi"e ."l
L Hama- "A
- Pauwela ..
L.. Haiku .
TOWARDS PUUNENE TOWARDS KAHULUI
. Passewter Patssaier listaace STATIONS ijtatee Pamittr ptWBfa
m m Miles r Miles am p m
L.Kaliului.. A S-J
2 50 6 00 . 0 a Puunene t 2. 5 6 22 3 15
3 00 610 2.5 A"PuuneiieX 06M2 3 05
1. AH trains dally except Sundays.
2. A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Walluku daily, except Sundaya,
at 6:30 a. m., arriTing at Kahulul at 6:6 a. m., and connecting wit
the 6:00 a. m. train for Puunene.
3. BAGGAGE RATES: 150 pounds of personal baggage will be carried free
of charge on each whole ticket, and 75 pounds on each half ticket, wke
"s' iu vuarg 01 ana on me same train aa tne noiaor 01 ue ueket.
For excess baggage 25 cents per 100 pounds or part thereof will ke
For Ticket Fares and other Information see Local Passenger Tariff L C. O.
No. S, or Inquire at any of the Depots.
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It occupies no more space, than an upright piano and has all the
depth of tone of the. Concert Grand. A fine assortment of pianos and
player pianos now on display at our temporary quarters opposite the
Knabe Piano Representative. Jack Bergstrom.
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