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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, ArRIL, 20, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
Inured at the Post Office et Wailuku. Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Pafer Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PU1LISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publishers.
SuBSCiirtioN Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
WILL. J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
APR TL2oTT9 1 7.
DO IVE NEED MORE MIDDLEMEN?
'During the past week a representative of a Honolulu concern has
been touring Kula, and other parts of Maui in an effort to make con
tracts with farmers for the growing of various kjiids of produce. With
out any disparagement of the gentleman, whom we do ;not know, or of
the company he represents, we believe that Maui farmers should go slow
in selling their produce through commission agents or other middlemen.
The problem of eliminating the middleman is one which has long been
agitating communities on the mainland. Hawaii has not had to think
about this, because her general agriculture has only lately been of suffi
cient volume to tempt such enterprise.
A commission man or buyer, must make a livipg, and he does it by
selling a product for more than he pays for it. But Maui farmers, with
the Territorial Marketing IV vision at their service, and particularly at
the present time with th uiamber of commerce and the Maui county
fair association keenly aliw to the matter of producing and selling farm
crops, should feel no need for such aid. The Marketing Division is be
ing paid by the territory to furnish just this kind of service. It has had
Believes In Preparedness
The Star-Ilulletin indulges In a
caustic condemnation of any policy of
storing up food supplies against a pos
sible future time of scarcity, as a
selfish and ruthless disregard of tho
Interests of others. We fail to see
We go to Lihue Store and buy five
cases of sugar corn, thereby reducing
the stock on hand to such an extent,
that the Store immediately puts In a
rush order for a new supply, and as
there seems to be a surprising de
mand for that article, they order a
double supply. Now, in case of any
subsequent shortage of sugar corn sup
ply on the open market, isn't it sure
that we are j-usl that five cases phend
anyway? Now let that same thing be
done by every house keeper through
out tho Island.!, and doesn't it mean
that we have a supply of corn on hand
that will last us pretty well through
any ordinary period of shortage or
even blockade? And who, in the
name of common sense, have we in
jured or defrauded? Tho easy-going,
improvident, or shiftless man, who
might have protected himself but
didn't? We haven t taken a single
grain of corn away from him, and the
time may come when we may be able
to invite him around to a corn fritter
breakfast, or a succotash dinner, that
will taste mighty good to him, as n
change from his empty larder; and is
grateful comment will be "I wish to
goodness more people had done the
Of course when it comes to an actu-
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It is up to the people of the islands to support me mbiuunu.. - -differont story. but
we a rent there yet. and one way to
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
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Is manipulating the fish market? The
price of fish is not only high but out
rageously high. Must the people riot
before public authority acts? Star-Bulletin.
Business Methods Needed
Apparently we are In for another
plebiscite on the prohibition question,
war or no war. Certainly If the claims
of the prohibition leaders are well
founded ,and we believe they are, the
vote this time should bo strongly in
favor of an abolishment of the liquor
traffic in Hawaii. There is this to be
said in warning to the prohibitionists,
however, and it is that the campaign
must be conducted in a busing alike
way. Any such a fiasco as that of the
List prohibition campaign would be
fatal. The first thing the prohibition
ists should do, after the Governor
signs the plebiscite bill, is to call in
those of their friends who have some
practical knowledge of politics and
who understand the machinery of a
campaign, and then take their advice.
It cannot be repeated too often that
elections are not won by prayer.
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.
INSTALLATION OF ENTIRE
Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd.
4 years or more to get experience.
It should be able to dispose of all
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island produce at a better figure than any private concern couiu. u n
cannot, something is wrong, but the idea back ot the marketing division
r,n,l tn f1emand that it deliver the goods. If you can t get service you
should, suppose you tell your troubles to the chamber of commerce, or
the new fair association.
get ready, is to lay in
stock against that
Closing Of The Saloons
We should permit nothing at this
time io hamner in the least the mill
... ... j x . f 1 Zn t.nrv or naval .forces of the unitea
The order to enlist the national guaru to a w iusu' """ states in their preparations for hostil-
of course out of the question for Hawaii at the present U,PB
ner rnmranv is
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time. It was issued from Washington, ana was naturaiiy not imcuui-u
apply specifically to this territory. The call for volunteers is now for
600,000. Maui is asked to supply 1800 men. Were this ratio, accord
ing to population supplied by all the United States, we should have an
army of 6,600,000 men. And if allowance be made for the fact that
wf ,r runnlatinn is ineligible to draw from, it would mean
QUUUl lit l v w u Y V ' o
Find Out Who Started It
The silly "insurgency" against
Speaker Holstein has been beaten in
the house of representatives, while
those who stirred up the revolt have
been openly charged with acting for
reasons of personal prejudice, spite
and factionalism in politics. Mean
while, it would not be bad idea for
voters to learn exactly who fostered
the move to spend a good many hun
dred dollars on an entirely unneces
sary junkWng trip to Molokai. Star-Bulletin.
The least as well as the largest of
handicaps to thorough efficiency in
operations on a national scale should
be promptly and effectively swept
This is not maudlin sentimentality
but ordinary common good sense.
That the consumption oi aicononc
liquor lowers the efficiency of con-
Some Fool Will Pay Penalty
About twenty members of Company
II, Twenty-fifth Infantry, U. S. A.,
went last Saturday over to the crater
and found that the lava stream be
tween Crag Island and the rim bench
had cooled enough to permit them to
cross over, which they did, and they
had their picture taken there, twenty-
five minutes after they got away tne
crust caved in and the stream com
menced flowing again. Sooner or lat
er, some foolhardy Crater-baiter will
be just one second too late in braving
the molten pit. Kohala Midget.
in ordering shoes from our large
winter stock. Footwear will be
send on approval, if you have
established an account with us. It
will be wll to do so now.
W e hare a large assortment in the
rerv latest shapes and materials.
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that Maui s lbuu wouio. ue on a uu x-.w . t lt ig Unie for action,
Of course we must be up-to-date in
our censorsnip, or tne regular unity
country ' 1 The Legislature oi mis itnuuij i
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What should be done, is to disband the nawan national guui, it can. place Patriot-
a t- nn a has nf ahout ha t its present strennui, "i I"""1 ism nbove dollars country Deiore
.... . , jj tm.: a oKr,,t nne Irnmmercp: Duty before Pocketbook.
a third of the strength now aemanueu. ii wuu.u I ,p it petition the Congress of the
batallion of 4 companies of 150 men each from Maui. This county could United States .also in session, to en-
w ,..;tb,t HUmnt nir a business that is perhaps as act proniuiuou iuri . ,
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MANUFACTURERS' SHOE STORE, HONOLULU
Slime dableJCafiului Satroad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
Th followinj.' schedule went into effect June 4th, 1913.
' .nH4. In rtici-ncc r tile war as are bit? reeiments. Moreover
such a battalion would be of a much higher morale than could be possible
with a larger unit.
THINK OF YOUR OWN BABY, MR. LEGISLATOR
place itself upon a high plane of loyal
ty to its country. the service.
Demand Concrete Roads
Action taken by the Board of Sup
ervisors last week in regard to the
building of concrete roads in and
about Hilo Is not only a credit to its
officers would think the
enemy might learn that there is a Na
tional Guard in Hawaii, or some sold
iers at Schofield Barracks. Just why
it was not permitted that the news of
a declaration of war was allowed to
be wirelessed to Hilo last week win
probably forever remain one or tne
mysteries of psychology in our censor.
well as the appropriation for contimr
ing the concrete pavement on Front
street, are a guarantee that our super
visors are men who can be twisted
with doing what is right and for the
best interest of the city and county
The action bv the supervisors last
If the legislature should pass the so-called Belina bill, the territory jjttggent ctttaE
will stand disgraced in the eyes of an intelligent public opinion, this bill The'sotiona pas8cd prop
would make it legal for dairymen to keep cows sunenng uu.u iuuu.u
sis and to sell the milk from such animals. It is true that it requires
that the milk shall be "pasteurized," but who wants to use, or to give
his babies diseased milk, even if the germs are supposed to have been
cooked? The passage of this bill will undo the work of years against
tuberculosis in Hawaii. j i n-
The Miles bill (H. B. 318.) which provides for testing and killing
all tuberculous cows, and paying the owners from the territorial trea
sury for their loss, is an enlightened measure and should pass.
AN ARGUMENT FOR COMMISSION GOVERNMENT
The spectacle of a majority of the members of the house of repre
sentatives demanding a junketing trip to the leper settlement in order
that they may do politics at public expense, is of the kind that almost
makes one despair for popular government in the Islands. It certainly
furnishes the best of ammunition tor mose wno wouiu tawc an uauui-
Why Not Finish The Job Right?
Editor. Maui News.
Dear Sir: Several months ago the
ing to concrete certain portions of Kil- hearts of those running cars over the
iuea avenue ana WainaKU avenue, asii-aia roau were maue giau uy a veiy
satisfactory overhauling of the lower
part of the road leading up to Maka
wao. The many disagreeable bumps
were removed and traveling became a
pleasure once again. But probably
many have since racked their brains
to discover some good reason why half
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week gives us hope that the proposed of the road was left in such a deplor
road to the Volcano of Kilauea will
also be rebuilt of concrete and thus
place Hilo among the most attractive
little cities of the country for visitors
with automobiles, without counting
local citizens Hilo Tribune.
;e rin-htc fmni Vfaw.ii .ins and n ace the government in tne nanas 01 an 1 in the coming elections.
. . . - 11 .L.. j ii mmnio ron ltimi nn- ih nptional guardsmen who
appointed commission. 11 uiatuaj cvu v. v wr. v -- - fronl their own
. .. , 1 . 1 . . . 1 1 . 1 . .1 r. Fhnrr.c inrnrnn rin it ci'i i i.i i
uut tnemseives ;mu men uwu anuau ch.vj ;i.v .
Don't Disfranchise Guards
Politics are being thrown into the
discard now-a-days on account of the
but still some interest is Deing
and precincts should oe auowea to
vote wherever they are domiciled in
the future, is the only fair tning.
flee. The men who are flen-naing tne
country should not be disfranchised
and arrangements should be made for
them to vote. This was done in re
gard to the great couscripiion Ques
tion in Australia, wnen tnousaima
Frank A. Muncey, the magazine publisher and newspaper nwholot
passed through nonoiuiu recently u a visii w 1.. ...v, at.home Bort might be elected to 01
"If New York state had a militia as large in proportion as
the militia of these islands, they would have over 225,000 in the
militia. This territory is unanimously in favor of universal
tnilif arv traininp-'
r -r-i. 1 I ..or oitn nffir-ere anri enlisted I n iv.t frnnt over Kurone and AS'
...... J ' -n-oro niinwed to vote as they stood
men in its national guara. the trpnche8 and the resuit of the
back to Australia, Let
For $5 anyone may now manufacture all the wine he pleases for a )he Guardsmen vote in any old place,
whole year. This is a new law just signed by the Governor. It takes so say all of us. Hawai' IIriJ.
the place of the old law which limited the amount to oUU gallons, it is
a just law. So long as booze is permitted to be used in the Territory
it is not right to impose unnecessary hardship on the small grape grower.
But if the small grower is wise he will not lose any time in getting under
cover. Prohibition is coming. The warning has been so clear that no
one will have any one to blame but himself if he is hurt.
able condition near the Paia Meat
Market. This half was abundantly
strewn with a supply of such rocks as
are nn abonlmination to the motorist,
and left that way. The consequence
lias been that all the traffic is tbvwn
to one side of the road, as no careful
driver will venture on ihe "rocky road
to Dublin" unless obliged to.
One has often wondered what really
happened to cause this affliction.
Was it for the purpose of comparison
so t''ii.t we might appreciate all the
more thr.t portion of the road which
has been fixed, or did some ouo offend
the boss and cause him to leave us
in the lurch? It would be interesting
Yours very truly,
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1. All traius daily except Sundays
!. A Special Train (Labor Train) lil leave Walluku daily, except Sundajra,
at 6:30 a. m., arriving at Kahului At 6:61 a. m., and connecting vitli
the 6:00 a. m. train for Fuunene.
S. BAGGAGE RATES: 160 pounda of personal battag will be carried free
of charge on rach whole ticket, and 75 pounds on each bait ticket,
baggage is ia charge of and on the same train as tke holder of the ticket
For excess baggage 26 cents per 100 pounds or part thereof nil) to
For Ticket Fares and other information see Local Passenger Tariff IO.O,
No. t, or inquire at any of the Depots.
ATSOKS NAVIGATION CO.
1917 PASSENGER SCHEDULES AND PORTS OF CALL
A Good Sign
It is a good .healthy sign, when stor
ies of the rush to become naturalized
American citizens are read in the
papers. It shows that men who live
in the United States appreciate what
real freedom and happiness means and
it also means that they are reauy to
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John L. Fleming, of Honolulu, is urging tne revival 01 taro planting, g-g7or"thpir adoptcd country against
and a campaign of education in the United States army on Oahu, and any foe Many foreign subjects in
among other newcomers on the subject of taro as a food. At the present these islands wanted to become Am-
if. rruir. nn;nic inm frfies hefrmnir at from 75 cents to erlcan citizens when the European
u 115, - x.. .w.u..6 " . " " t ' k 1 war heiran. but refrained from so do.
$1.00 per hundred pounds, wnne wnue spuus, wu ui an.-ui i.uu. - . actions mi
" . r. . . .. ' r . .r , J--J I. : II ing OKCBUBB
food value are wholesaling at trom ?3 to ier nunureu. in win iu migconstrucd.
actions might oe
Knw that the Unitea
remember that these Islands at one time supported, without outside states is in the war, these men have
assistance, a magnificent race numbering some 4UO.UUU. And taro was
the basis of their support.
at once applied Tor their naturaliza
tion papers. They are willing to as
sume the obligations that rest ipon
every American citizen. Hawaii
Maui is to be congratulated once more on her ability to get together.
Zhr Hemormtraterl her ability in this line in the last county fair, and
bitrcer and broader organization starting Letters are beinning to reach this
.:.u v.., rcrrtc U'lien busv business men willinclv ami office written as complaints against
lasSopVheuersonal affairs for several hours every week c
Lt order to attend meetings ot an organization xnat cxpciu. iu pun un ing all(.;(ld in(!.ltion of pric-t-s in some
a Mirttv fair cniYli 18 months in the future, it is something that any commodities, rice, for instance: also
community might well be proud of.
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at the allegation that a Japanese hul
LSane ArriYe Honolulu
P Fr'sco Honolulu Leave
93 Mar. 7 Mar. 13 Mar. 15
40 Mar. 13 Mar. 20 Mar. 22 .
42 Mar. 21 Mar. 27 Mar. 29
1107, Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 5
1 Apr. 4 Apr. 10 Apr. 12
41 Apr. 10 Apr. 17 Apr. 19
43 Apr. 18 Apr. 24 Apr. 26
9t' Apr. 24 May 1 May 3 .
2! May 2 May 8 May 10
42' May 8 May 15 May 17 .
44! May 16 May 22 May 24
95 1 May 22 May 29 May 31
31 May 30 June 5 June '
43' June 5 June 12 June 14
45! June 13 June 19 June 21
96 June 19 Jwne 26 June 28
4 June 27 July 3 July 5
44 July 3 July 10 July 12
46 July 11 July 17 July 19
7 July 17 July 24 July 26
5 July 25 July 31 Aug. 2
45 July 31 Aug. 7 Aug. 9
47 Aug 8 Aug. 14 Aug. 16
98 Aug. 14 Aug. 21 Aug. 23
5 Aug. 22 Aug. 28 Aug. 30
46 Aug. 28 Sept. 4 Sept. C
Aug. " 3
Aug." ' 31
I'Ma'y '. 26
July ' ii
Schedules shown above are exact between San Francisco and Honolulu, and vice versa, but are approximate
us to length of time spent at Island ports of call.