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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office At Wailuku, Maui, 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
Subscription Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
WILL. J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
FEBRUARY 9, 1917,
FORWARD NOT BACKWARD
The proposition of having county supervisors elected by districts
instead of at large, as at present ; and also suggestion of giving the ap
pointing of district magistrates to the supervisors, are both reactionary
rather than progressive, and should be dropwd.
The election of supervisors by districts is essentially the old, worn
out ward plan of American cities, under which boss rule gained its
highest supremacy, and municipal graft flourished. Instead of a super
visor being responsible to the whole people, under the old district plan
he is responsible to but his own constituents. He is supposed to "bring
home the bacon," he is to make good, and to do that he must do log
rolling and back scratching with his fellow servants, the best man at
this game carrying off the biggest share. The ward, or district system
was one of the first things go by the board when the big refomation of
cities began some fifteen or twenty years ago, and it was very wisely
left out when county government was established in Hawaii.
In the matter of appointing district magistrates, it doesn't take
much thought to see that no one would be responsible under
such a plan. One of the big troubles with American government has
always been the difficult)' of fixing responsibility, and to cure that, the
so-called commission forms and city manager plans have been devised.
All of these aim to center authority, not to scatter it.
The last legislature saw fit to take the appointing power of district
court magistrates out of the hands of the supreme court and give it
to the governor. There may have been dissatisfaction as a result of
some of these appointments, but the fact remains that .only one man
is responsible. There isn't any question about it. It forms a part of
the record for or against the governor. But if five men had made an
appointment that was unsatisfactory? Can't you imagine it?
There is no need to go outside of the Islands to see the evils of a
divided authority. Let Vis therefore go slow on making any recom
mendations that will surely mark Maui as on the back track.
OUR GERMAN-AMERICAN FRIENDS
A characteristic feature of a quarrel is that the quarrelers gene;
rally lose sight of each others good qualities. And this is ture be the
controversy across a back yard fence or between nations. Already
since the break in relations between America and Germany indications
of this human trait are observable here in Hawaii.
It might help some to remember that no nation has a monopoly on
good qualities. It might be well to remember also that some of your
best and truest friends may at this moment be suffering as you have
never suffered, because of ties of blood to a nation that they do not own.
We do not believe that a very large proportion of even the German
born residents of the United States will prove untrue to the land of
their adoption in case, as now seems most probable, the two nations
come to blows. But because scAne of them will adhere to the father
land, and some others may prove false to their naturalization oath, all
persons of German blood in the United States are bound to be more
or less under suspicion. The way will not be easy for any of them.
We, here in Hawaii, should remember that it will not hurt our cause
to be sonsiderate in our daily walks of life, of the feelings of these
friends friends until they prove themselves otherwise.
THE NEW ARISTOCRACY
.... Will Irwin, the well-known American journalist, in an article cap
tioned "The New Aristocracy," in the Saturday Evening Post, of Janu
ary 27, sees a new signifiance in the great struggle in Europe. He
points out that in all neutral countries in Europe with exception of
Switzerland, which is divided along racial lines, sentiment on the war
is divided pretty evenly along social lines. In Spain, Holland, and
Scandinavia he asserts, the aristocratic classes lean strongly towards the
Germans, while the democratic part of the population lines up with the
Mr. Irwin sees an analogy to this pecularity among the peoples of
France, England, Italy, and Russia, and also in America. The oligarchic
element invariably believes in war as a "purifier of nations," while the
democrats are the real pacifists, even though they may be doing some of
the hardest and most valorous fighting ever recorded. They are not
fighting because they believe that war is beneficial, but in the hope that
they may help to make war in the future impossible.
The article is well worth reading. Also it is safe to say' that Mr.
Irwin's arguments will strike a responsive chord in a very great number
THE BOY SCOUT IDEA
Why does a real boy want to be a Boy Scout?
In the answer to this question educators may find the real solution
for some of their problems. The enthusiasm with which a boy will
work on scout business, and the facility which supposedly dull boys often
show in absorbing the educational work prescribed by the organization,
are certainly matter pregnant with deep significance.
Why cannot we have in our public schools this enthusiasm, this
esprit de corps, this receptive state of mind that we find in the Scout
troop councils? The fact that we do not have is pretty good evidence
that something is basicly wrong with the schools. When you get right
down to it we haven't made a startling amount of progress in educational
ideas in a good many hundred years. The same general idea that a
child's mind is a sort of grab-bag to be filled with a hit-and-miss collec
tion of things that may or may not sometime prove useful, still prevails.
The man who inaugurated the Scout movement was inspired prob
ably greater than he knew. Certainly he hit upon a real idea. That the
idea has developed and will continue to so do is a matter of course.
But that we as yet appreciate the real possibilities of that idea we do
A MATTER FOR REGRET
The census of 1910 shows a total German population in the United
Mates of 8,817,271. This included not only those born in Germany of
which there were 2,759,032, but their children as well. The total
population of the United States in 1910 was 92,000.000.
In view of such figures as these, indicating at very highest less than
ten percent of "mother-tongue" Germans in the United States and re
membering that a very large number of these must be considered as
absolutely loyal Americans, the talk of the German-American Alliance
of starting a civil war, in case the United States becomes involved with
Germany, is not only in bad taste but sounds extremely foolish. The
action of the Hawaii branch of the Alliance, in presumably endorsing
the attitude of the national body in this connection, is disapiointing.
The suggestion made to the sugar planters' association that steps
should be taken to bring laborers from the Danish West Indies, recently
acquired by purchased from Denmark, should not be seriously 'consider
ed even were it feasible. Hawaii is having about all it can do right now
to assimilate its heterogeneous population without complicating matters
further with still another race. We need labor, but we need to consider
our Islands' future more.
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Kings and Things
By Will Sabln
Not till the world Is cleansed of its
Swept of such foolish, dangerous
Will Peace and Progress and Brother
hood Govern the earth for the people's good.
Whence come the rulers who cry
Out of the dark of a dreadful day!
Out of the ages of crime and blood,
ineir thrones afloat on a crimson
The son of a king is hriled as king,
No matter what evil he may bring;
If he is claimed as his father's son,
He rules as his subjects' "Chosen
He may be a knave, a dunce, or fool;
An ass, or idiot; beast , or tool
A rich, demented aristocrat.
Or something wickedly worse than
With kings before and monarchs to
(With warring roll of the royal drum),
His people will eat, and breed, and
Like silly and shameless human
Except for the few live souls who
To venture their protests here and .
Who champion Right, and Truth
Then die like moths In the royal
And, if, by chance, a ruler is wise,
And glorious in his people's eyes,
What benefit have they, even then,
Except that they are a good king s
The world is struggling for better
Than war and wickedness, waste and
And Peace and Progress and Brother
Shall reign in place of the royal
brood! The Service.
The Country Store
The country store, especially in the
plantation districts, renders the com
munity it serves high-grade, up-to-date
service, a service always a little
better than the patronage it receives
warrants. This development is one of
the surprises that greets the casual
stranger, for it will be found that
goods of the latest design are offered
In many of these out-of-the-way
establishments at prices which cannot
be duplicated by any city merchant.
The merchants keep, at the plant
er's very door, about all the good
things the season and the market af
fords. All everyday requirements can
be taken care of at a moment's notice.
Drygoods and grocery stocks are
equal in point of variety to any ord
inary demand. Tools and hardware
are usually cheaper. These stores
carry anything for which there is a
demand and instead of being stocked
up with thnead bare, antiquated
merchandise, very often unload their
"dead stock on the city buyers.
Cheaper prices for fresher, newer
goods is a uniform point of difference
in favor of the usual run of live count
ry or plantation stores in Hawaii.
Rents are lower than the city merch
ant has to pay, and running expense',
less so that these advantages more
than compensate for the higher
freights the country merchant has to
pay and the country consumer ben
Our Motion Pictures
We feel it our duty to again refer
to the character of some of the motion
pictures being displayed In the
theatres of Kauai. One of the pic
tures shown in theaters other than at
Lihue, last week was so absolutely
vulgar as to have justified police sup
pression. The impressions certainly
left by this picture upon the minds of
the young is terrifying to think about.
and surely this Christian community
cannot tolerate such moral monstro
sities on the screen.
We wish to propose that all pictures
brought, to Kauai be displayed before
a few people of character and judg
ment either in Lihue, Walmea or
some other town before being exhibit
ed to the public. This may be re
garded as a strenuous measure, but
many of the pictures now coming to
the islands are of such a nauseously
vulgar character that some Buch ac
tion is necessary. We can eliminale
the bad pictures and everybody will
be better satisfied with shorter pro
grams. Otherwise we had better
close the theatres entirely until such
time as decent pictures can be pro
cured. Garden Island.
Bar The Rabbits
The proposition brought forward by
Mr. Moore, the agricultural exDert. to
the effect that the law regarding rab
bits should be changed so as to allow
of the rodents being kept by people
for other purposes than pets, should
De squelched like a snake. Australia
is now paying the penalty for just
such a law, which was passed thirty
or more lears ago. Rabbits have des
troyed millions of acres of grass lands
in Australia and have caused an ex
penditure of millions of pounds ster
ling In rabbits proof fencing. Hawaii
would be soon in the same condition
if rabbits were allowed to be bred
and kept for killing purposes, as ad
vocated by Mr. Moore. Young cane
fields would be wiped out as soon as
the first shoots appeared and there
would be soon general ruin all
around. Hawaii Herald.
On the Other Islands !
Will use Coconut Fiber
A company has been formed in Hon
olulu with capitalization of $100,000,
which will endeavor to perfect machin
ery for manufacturing coconut fiber
into mats and other articles. The
name of the company is the Fiber &
Products Company, Limited. The in
corporation are A. J. Formilyant,
president; A. Z. Van Valkenburg,
secretarv; W n nun no-ham
" , " i vtitiupuaiu, LI , lli)
urer, and directors. Dr. C. B. Cooper,
u. w. AlKinson, and W. F. Dillingham.
Kamaaina Returns Home
Benjamin F. Pitman, of Boston,
who was born in Hilo over half a
century ago, is visiting his old home
which he has not seen for fifteen years.
His father was the son of one of the
first New England missionaries and
his mother was a Hawaiian chiefess
of high rank. He arrived by the Mat
sonla last week with a party of tea
friends, and will snpnri Roma tlmn In
Second Regiments Great Record
Out of the 15 companies of the
Second Infantry, N. G. H., inspected
last week on the Island of Hawaii, 8
made 100 percent In attendance. Of
the 989 officers and men constituting
the regiment only fourteen men were
absent from roll-call.
Hawaii Sends Girls To Reformatory
Eight girls ranging in age from 11
to 16 years of ages were taken to the
Girls' Industrial School, Honolulu,
last week from the island of Hawaii.
With one exception all were victims
Entered Of Records j
WAILUKU SUGAR CO., to Antone
Texeira, pc land Owa, Wailuku,
Maui, Jan. 31, 1917. $651.
MARY BROWN to Waikapu Agrctl.
Co., Ltd., pc land, Waikapu, Maui,
" Aug. 19, 1916. $50.
JOSE CALDERIA & WF. to Antone
Texeira, pc land Palaleha, Waihee,
Maul, Oct. 5, 1916. $1100.
ANTONE TEXEIRA & WF. to WAI
KAPU, Agrctl., Co., Ltd., pc. land,
Palaleha, Waihee, Maui, Jan. 29,
HALEAKALA RANCH CO., to Louise
C. Jones, pc. land Omaopio, Kula,
Maui, Sept. 21, 1916. $1042.50.
SIM LOY YOU to Frank Sommerfeld
et al 3 pc. land, cattle, etc., Keokea,
(Kula), Maui, Feb. 3, 1917. $4000.
HATTIE K. PANIANI to Lam Fook
R P 1844 Kul. 7632, Kelawea, Laha
ina, Maul, Jan. 5, 1917, 20 yrs $50
MARY E. LAKE to Wailuku Co., pc.
land, Waikapu, Maui, Feb. 2, 1917,
12 yrs. $250.
WAILUKU SUGAR CO., to Mary F.
Lake, pc. land, Wailuku, Maui, Feb.
CHAS. M. KAHELE & WF. et al to
Mrs. Annie Mitchell, int in R Ps
7131 & 1862 Lahaina, Maul, Jan. 6,
S. KANDA to C. D. LUFKIN, Tr. por.
R P 7924 kul 10993 Ap 1 Vineyard
fit. Walluku, Maui, Jan. 23, 1917
KANUEL C. ROSS to D. C. Lindsay,
Tr.int. in por. Kuls, 420 and 8515 Ap
2 Owa, Wailuku, Maui, Jan. 25, 1917.
W. H. B. LINCOLN, & WF. to Betfe
Ihihi, int. in por, Kul, 8520 Lahaina,
Maul, Dec. 18, 1916. $1.
PAKULANI CECILIA KEKIPI to S.
Yamagata, 2 A land, Paia, Maui, Oct.
6, 1916. 20 yrs at $25 per an.
YOUNG MEN'S SAVS SOCY., LTD.,
to Manuel B. Cabral. por R P 2160
Kul 3477 Ahuena, Wailuku, Maui,
Jan. 24, 1917. $600.
HALIAKA.M. KAWAIHOA to Chin
Me et al ps land, bldgs, etc, Waiaka
Wailuku. Maui, May 20, 1911. 10 yrs.
at $120 per an.
A. BORBA by Atty to T. Matsuda. Lot
14 Kalua Ave. Wailuku, Maui, Jan.
23, 1917. 10 yrs. $180 per an.
MRS. JOHN KINA to Pauwela Store
Ltd., 1362 sq. ft. land, Pauwela, Maui
Jan. 4, 1917. 11 yrs. $12 per an.
UCHIDA, to First National Bank of
Wailuku, automobiles, tires, . horse
etc., Jan. 30, 1917. $2500.
LIA M. MANUHII w to William Allen
et al pc land, Keauhou, Honuaula,
Maui, Feb. 2, 1917. $1 and love. '
LOUISA M. DEE (widow) et als to
Frank H. Foster, int in R P 2979 Kul
5045B Kumulet, Molokai, June 28,
CYPRIAN FREITAS to John de Frel
tas, 1 A of R P 5281 Kul 3261 Wai
luku, Maul. $25. Jan 30, 1917.
TERRITORY OF HAWAII by Govr.
to Trs. of EBt. of B. P. Bishop, 59-100
A land, Lahaina, Maui, Dec. 5, 1916.
EST OF B. P. BISHOP by Trs to Ter
ritory of Hawaii, 50-100 A of Kul
7713, Lahaina. Maui, Dec. 5, 1916.
LOUIS C. JONES & HSB. to Jose F.
Phillip, et als; 12.88 A of Gr. 965,
Omaopio, Kula, 'Maui, Jan. ,2, 1917.
JOSE F. PHILLIP & WF et to Louise
C. Jones, por Kul 10636, Omaopio,
Kula, Maui, Jan. 2, 1917.
Under "Help Wanted Male"
WANTED A GENUINE BOOK-
keeper; one who can milk a cow, chop
wood, play the piano, and rock the
cradle. Box 23, Diluley, Tex.
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We have a large assortment in the
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December, 1916 January, 1917 February, 1917
STEAMER Voyage HoSu
I.urline 104 Dec. 5 Dec. 12 Dec. 19 Dec. 26
Wilhelmina .. 90 Dec. 13 Dec. 19 Dec. 27 Jan. 2
Manoa 37 Dec. 19 De& 26 Jan. 2 Jan. 9
Matsonia 39 Dec. 27 Jan. 2 Jan. 10 Jan. 16
Lurline 105 Jan. 2 Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 23
Wilhelmina ' ... 91' Jan. 10 Jan. 16 Jan. 24 Jan. 30
Manoa 38 Jan. 16 Jan. 24 Jan. 30 Feb. 6
Matsonia 40 Jan. 24 Jan. 30 Feb. 7 Feb. 13
Lurline 106 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 20
Wilhelmina 92 Feb. 7 Feb. 13 Feb. 21 Feb. 27
Manoa 39 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27 Mar. 6
Matsonia 41 Feb! 21 Feb. 27 Mar. 7 Mar. 13
Lurline 107 Feb. 27 Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 20
PORTS OF CALL.
S. S. Matsonia 1
B. S. Wilhelmina f To Honolulu and HU
. 8. S. Manoa..; )
S. S. Lurline f To Honolulu nd Kahulul.
S. S. Lurline Carries Livestock to, Honolulu and Kahulul.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Uime dable-3Caliului Slailroad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
The following schedule went into effect June 4th, 1913.
3 00 a 55
L" Spreck- "A
L Hatna- "A
1. All trains dally except Sundays.
t. A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku daily, except Suntsj.
at 6:30 a. m., arriving at Kahulul at 6:6 a. m., and connecting wit
the 6:00 a. m. train for Puunene.
8. BAGGAGE RATES: 160 poundt of personal baggage will be carried free
of charge on each whole ticket, and 76 pounds on each balf ticket. wka
baggage la in charge of and on the same train ai the holder of the tieket
For excess baggage 26 cents per 100 pounds or part thereof wUl ke
For Ticket Fares and other information see Local Passenger Tarif LOO.
No. t. or inquire at any of the Depots.
York Manufacturing Co.
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MACHINERY IN THE WORLD
ICE MACHINES, REFRIGERATING PLANTS
FOR HOTEL8 AND PLANTATIONS.
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