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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, aa 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 peb Year in Adtance.
WILL. J. COOPER : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : : JUNE 14, 1918.
DOIXG OUR BIT
Anyone who had an idea that calling out of the national guard
v ould not be noticed on Maui must certainly have had occasion to
change his mind during the past few days. The 500 men who have gone
as the 2nd battalion of the 2nd regiment arc as conspiciously missing
as a lost front tooth. Everyone has felt it. Wailuku feels like a suc
cession of Sundays. The boys are missed from their places in stores,
offices and the street corners. The movie shows seem dead, for the
boys that put life into things are the ones who are no longer here.
And we must yet look forward to the draft call, now set for
July 1, and which will take between 700 and 800 more of our boys.
If we we feel like a deserted village now, what will we feel like then?
But there is one thing sure Maui will stand it with a stiff upper
lip, and more still if need be. No one is kicking. No one is even
grumbling, though almost every business has been affected both direct
ly and indirectly. Maui recognizes her part in the great struggle for
the freedom of the world. We stand ready to give our boys, to give our
money, to give ourselves our all, if need be in order to sec this thing
through. We have come to the point where we see clearly that nothing
TERRITORIAL AND COUNTY FAIRS
The first territorial fair has been a success. It should be continued
as an annual or perhaps a bi-ennial affair. It. serves particularly to
bring together for comparison the agricultural accomplishments of the
whole territory. In this way it cannot but be a stimulus to all classes
of agricultural industry in the Islands. It is a binder that must serve
to bring the component parts of the territory closer together.
But the territorial fair should not be considered as a substitute for
the county fairs. If this idea is allowed to prevail the future of the
big central fair must certainly be jeopardized. It must inevitably drop
into the status of an Oahu county fair unless the keenest interest of all
the people of all the islands can be maintained.
To keep up this interest the people must be able to have more than
a passive, or by proxy part in it. They must be able to see the results
of their interest with their own eyes. This will never be possible to
the degree necessary for success. Perhaps one hundred persons from
Maui attended the big fair this week. Hawaii and Kauai probably sent
fewer than this.
All over the mainland are held annually big state and interstate
fairs. But these have not taken the place of the little county fairs,
notwithstanding the fact that they are much more accessible to the
public than a fair in Honolulu can ever be. In fact the county fairs act
as feeders and make possible the big fairs.
Neither Hilo nor Maui held their fairs this year on account of the
teiritorial fair. And yet both of these county fairs have been great
successes. They really reached the people. Maui's one fair in 1916
was attended by almost every person on Maui and no one doubts that
it had a wonderfully stimulating effect in many directions. It serv
ed to bring together the whole people of Maui to develop an esprit de
corps as nothing had ever done before.
Another Maui county fair will be accomplished with much less
effort than the first one because of the experience we have had in or
ganizing and handling the various details. In fact we still have a tho
roughly efficient and live executive organization in the Maui County Fair
& Racing Association.
It might be found advisable to hold the territorial fair every other
year, the county fairs being held every year as originally planned.
THE RODEO A PASSING PASTIME
The killing of a husky young man during the roping contest at
the Honolulu fair on Monday may cause a revulsion of sentiment with
regard to this form t)f amusement. The game is a risky one at best.
But in a number of mainland states cattle roping contests have
teen put under the ban of the law for other reasons. The humane
societies have worked against the sport as cruel to the poor half wild
cattle which bear the brunt of it, and their influence has been felt. But
the factor which took the game off the program was the opposition of
the big cattle ranchers. It developed that the enthusiasm of the cow
boys to perfect themselves for the great rodeo events, not only spent
a great deal of their employers' time practicing their specialties before
band, but also that the maiming and otherwise injuring of cattle prac
ticed upon had reached such proportions that the cost was altogethe
too great to be stood by the owners.
With the improving of cattle breeds in the Islands, and the pass
ing of the days of the wild steer, it is very certain that the day of th
old time, conventional cowboy, must soon draw to a close, as it has
done or is doing everywhere.
WATCH OUT FOR THE DANGEROUS HUN!
Honolulu has its vigilance corps, but that did not prevent a crazy
German from running amuck, fatally wounding his wife, at
tempting to kill his daughter, and finally blowing his own brains out
And yet the man is reported to have been "acting queer" for some time
Are there any "queer" Germans htre on Maui, we wonder?
should be considered a duty by everyone to note and report any acts
or language on the part of alien enemies that might indicate them as a
menace to public safety.
American women married to German alien enemies have only tw
ways of escaping being also registered as alien enemies to get a divorce
or to make your husband.
ANOTHER LAND PROBLEM
Secretary Lane is studying Hawaii's land problems. It is not a
simple problem but Secretary Lane is not a small calibre man. His
investigations, backed by his clear foresight, may lead to great eventual
enefit to the territory.
There are many things connected with the land situation in Ha
waii that Mr. Lane doubtless will be unable to remedy, but which
eserve attention nevertheless. One of these is the difficulty of normal
rowth of many towns in the Islands due to the fixed policy of the
sugar plantatons not to sell any of their lands.
Wailuku is a striking example of this. The town has grown in
Herniation in the past few years greatly beyond its capacity to properly
house the people. Land for further expansion cannot be had. Although
ut a country town, people are living almost under tenement conditions
f crowding. The community is choking for room to expand.
The price of real estate not owned by the plantation, equals that
f Honolulu property. The assessed value of the cane fields immedi-
tely surrounding, or even within the town, is the pro rata assessment of
ic plantation lands as a whole.
The Wailuku Sugar Company, which owns practically all of the
and around the town, does from time to time release a few acres for
uilding lots, but always upon an exchange basis for other sugar lands.
This policy is not the policy of any one man or group of men. It
is the generally policy of the plantations as a whole throughout the ter-
tory. It is based on the theory of keeping the basic assets of the
anous companies intact. It is doubtless a sound business policy un-
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er our peculiar conditions wncre individual enterprise is aiways scconu
ry to corporate enterprise. To question this general policy is to open
the fundamental question of whether or not the whole sugar industry
f Hawaii is laid on sound economic lines. And this is a problem that
annot be lightly solved.
But unless we are to accept as fact that an insensible, man-made
nachine like a corporation, is greater than the people, we must take the
land that public welfare comes first. And when it comes to a ixint
f whether land should be used for producing sugar or furnishing
comfortable homes, there should be no question.
Secretary Lane can probably not deal with this situation since
it does not have to do with the public domain, but it is a problem that
is beginning to press for a solution.
For the first time during his administration Governor Pinkham has
ublished, as an advertisement, just what lands the territory has subject
to homesteading, and what lands will be available in the future.
The Governor also calls attention to the fact that the organic act
ection relative to public lands is 'absolutely mandatory, of immediate
!fect, and cannot be deviated from by the President, the Secreary of the
nterior, the Land Commissioner, the Land Board, the Governor, or
Of course there is nothing new in this, since the law has been in
effect for a number of years, but judging from the past attitude of the
'local administration, the Governor must only just have discovered lus
Jace in the list..
The advertisement appeared coincidentally with the arrival of
"The Prussians sought war and they shall have war until the very
thought of war shall have been made abhorrent in t their minds."
Secretary of State Robert Lansing.
This statement will find an echo in every American Heart. v e as
Americans do not like war, did not want war, and kept out of war as
long as we could. But we do want war now and will continue to de
mand it until the Prussian war lorda hide their faces at the mention
of war. ..
floBolu!o Wholesale Produce
ISSUED BY THE TERRITORIAL
Wtft k ending June 10, 1918
Small consumers cannot buy at these
Island butter, lb 35 to .40
Errs, select, doz 60
Ekbs, No. 1, doz !)
Eggs, duck, doz 55
Young roosters, lb 50
Hens, lb 35 to .38
Ducks, Muse., lb 35
Ducks, Haw., doz. 8.25
Vegetables And Produce
Beans, string, green 03
Beans, string, wax. green . . .03 to .04
Beans, Lima, in pod 04
Beans, Maui Red 10.00
Beans, small white 11.00
Peas, dry, Is. cwt 9 00
Beets, dozen bchea id
Carrots, doxen bchs 40
Cabbage, cwt 2.50 to 3.00
Corn, sweet, 100 cars ....3.0U to 3.so
Rice, Haw. seed, cwt 8.00
Green peppers, bell 08
Green peppers, chill 06
Potatoes, Is. I Z.oo to z.bu
Potatoes, sweet, cwt 1.75
Taro. cwt 2.00
Taro. bunch l
Tomatoes 06 to .07
Green peas, lb 09
Cucumbers, doz 35 to .45
Pumpkins, lb 01 V4 to .01
Hides, Wet Salted
Steer, No. 1, lb 15
Steer. No. 2. lb 14
Steer, hair slip 1
Kips, lb 55
Goat, white 20 to .30
Corn, lg. yel. ton 100.00
Corn, cracked, ton 102.50
Scratch food, ton .... 100.00 to 105.00
Oats, ton 80.00
Barley, ton 78.00
Hay, wheat, ton 45.00 to 50.00
Hay, alfalfa 42.00 to 48.00
nun , j.
Bananas, Chinese, lb. grfcen 01,
Bananas, cooking, bch 1.31
Figs, 100 1.90
Grapes, Issabella, lb 08
Limes, 100 '.. .60
Papaias, lb 01 V4 t .02
Pineapples, cwt 2.00 to. 1.50
Cattle anil sheep are not bought at
ilTe weight. They ara slaughtered
and paid for on a dressed welg&t
Hog8 150 lb. lb. over 20 to M
Beef, lb 14 to .15
Veal, lb 15
Mutton, lb 18 to ,,20
Pork, lb 25 to .IT
LEST WE FORGET TO
DO OUR PART
"They say, who have come
back from Orer There, that at
night the troubled earth be
tween the lines is carpeted with
pain. They say that Death rides
whistling in .every wind, and
that the very mists are charged
with awful torment.
"In this renaissance of our
country's valor, we who will
edge the wedge of her as
sault, make calm acceptance of
its hazards. For us, the steel
swept trench, the stiffening
cold, weariness, hardships,
worse. For you, for whom we
go, you millions safe at home
what for you?
"We shall need food. We
shall need care. We shall need
clothes for our bodies and weap
ons for our hands. We shall
need terribly and without fail
ure supplies and equipment in
a stream that is constant and
never-ending. From you, who
are our resource and reliance,
who are the heart and hope of
that humanity for which we
smite and strive, must come
(Signed) "CITIZEN SOL
DIER, No. 258, " th Dis-
trict, National Draft Army."
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