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SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1910
THE MAUI NEWS
utered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
Maul Publishing: Company, Limited.
Proprietor and Publlahera
Subsciption Rates, is Advanck $2.50 per Year, $1.50 Six Months
Hugh V. Cok,
Editor and Manager
THE MAUI NEWS-
JANUARY 29. 1910
The Switchmen's The recent strike of the switchmen lias presented
. Strike peculiarly disturbing characteristics, and that
has threatened to lead to very serious consequences, is now happily re.
ported to have reached a settlement. It is not the purpose here to
enter into the merits of this controversy, or to comment upon the man
ner of its conduct on either side. In a larger way, however, the matter pre
sents a phase which calls for attention and correction. The interests of the
puhlie at large are seldom, if ever, considered hy the principals to these
disputes, and yet the interests of the puhlie at large should le considered
first of aU. If they were considered, the strike now alnnit to le settled
would never have occurred. That is to say, it is to lie settled on a hasis
that could easily have heen agreed upon in the first place. The applica
tion of common sense to the situation in the heginning would have pre
vented the losses sullered hy capital and lahor, the ill-feeling and the
hardships resulting from weeks of useless contentiou. The very settle
ment of this dilliculty condemns the methods that permitted it to arise",
and affords further evidence of the fact that the puhlie should he repre
sented as a third, and, in realty, as the most deeply interested party, in
all such complications.
There are rumors of a strike of much greater proportions of a walk
out or a lock-out that w ill lie disturhing to the business of not only the
nation but the world.If such a case occurs it will probably lie protracted.
No matter how it may continue, however, it will certainly come to an
end, and all experience is misleading if it not be settled at length on
terms that could have lecn arranged before it began.
In this case, as in the other in every case, for that matter, where the
passions of men temporarily supplant their reasoning faculties ami leave
them without judgment the public should insist, promptly and deci
sively, upon its right betake a hand in bringing an adjustment. These
matters cease to he private when they disturb industry, unsettle trade
and threaten the peace of the country. No complicated process is neces
sary in the premises. The rules that govern the ordinary relations of men,
if applied to the ordinary relations of laltor anil capital, will lead in the
great majority of cases to understanding and harmony.
Begin the It is time that the party leaders of the Republican party
Campaign, and the people at large to licgin the campaign for the
nomination of men for office, who lear such a .record for quaJification,
integrity and character that a straight ticket vote can conscientiously be
advocated without a blush of shame, and without an exception.
The Republican nominees in the past have been in general good men
and have made efficient officers and have been incomparably ahead of
the nominees of the opposition, but there have been exceptions, and
these exceptions have !een costly and have done much to weaken the
It is a mistake to nominate any man for office, on the theory that he
can lie elected, if his record is that of duplicity and chicanery for the
reason that such a nominee weakens the chances of all of the other
Every candidate for office knows that if the candidates nominated arc
of such a class as to imbue the leaders with such enthusiasm that they
will not only vote a straight ticket, hut urge every friend and follower to
do the same, that an election of the whole ticket is comparatively easy.
But let the party nominate some fellow who is so repugnant to ones
sense of decency that the leaders cannot either vote for him nor ask
others to just so soon does scratching of the ticket begin and it usually
ends in the defeat of many whom the party especially wished elected.
Too many of our ieople take no interest in the election of precinct
officers, nor delegates to the convention and yet just there is where tin
ticket is made up. It is too late to kick against the nominations after
they are made. To criticise then is to injure the chances of the election
of other nominees, who are good men.
It is not necessary that any candidate be perfect. Nominees are human
and subject to human shortcomings. But where a prospective candidates
only claim "to consideration is his ability to deceive the ignorant, and get
that class of support at the loss of many votes for the other nominees, he
should not lie nominated under any considerntion.
Let us work now for a ticket that we can vote straight ami urge our
friends to do the same.
The Public H ever there was a complication that called for ' frank
Must Know and free publicity a clean and thoroughgoing show
down of facts it is the controversy involving the department of the interior
and the forest service with reference to the conservation of valuable public
lands. It is the want of common knowledge as to facts that made
Chief Forester Gilford Pinchot's New York sis-ecli a sensation. It is the
lack of general information as to the facts that has thrown alxmt this
whole matter, in constantly increasing volume, the unpleasant cloud of
doubt and suspicion. It is liecause a considerable portion .of the public
have allowed to gain, rightly or wrongly, an impression that
some of the essential facts were luing withheld or covered, .or that
an attempt or willingness to conceal them was evidenced in high places,
that the charge of faithlessness, greed and duplicity havu gained what
may well prove to be an unwonted public credence.
Here is a situation in which there is at stake, directly or indirectly,
the question of faithful stewardship over public lands Ik lieved to conceal
coal ami metals sufficient in value to pay off the entire debt of this great
nation at a stroke. That is the great feature of interest to the public;
the differences as to departmental priority and official procedure are side
issues; the question as to whether the animus of this far-reaching con
troversy does not, after all, lie in official rivalries is at best secondary:
the possibility that iMlitics may herein merely pitting the friends of one
presidential administration against the friends of another presidential
administration is mere dust to cloud the issue. The puhlie has had
enough of all this. It wants the truth. That is why it made much of
' Mr. Pinchot's ckarges of land grabbing and his arraignment of special
interests at the New York dinnnr; that is why it picks up even the more
lurid and less measured fulminations in the magazines with avidity. It
has nevr yet had what it considers the facts in the case.
There are those who deem it enough that President Taft has looked
into the operations of the department of the interior with reference to.
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these land claims and has given Secretary Ballinger his unqualified in
dorsement. But even the President did not take the public into his
confidence, and the public, highly as it regards the chief magistrate, is
manifestly not satisfied in its own mind that even he has found all the
facts.' In this state of public temper, at all events, sitting on the safety
valve is going to be samething other than a mere pastime. The truth
will out. It is a matter of general satisfaction that the President and the
leaders of Congress, in their wisdom, have taken steps to air the whole
matter through investigation by a joint committee. Few inquiries in
recent years have had closer or more wide-ranging attention than this
will have. And it is evident that the issue will not 1h Ballinger, not
Pinchot, not the Roosevelt administration, hutthe official safe-keeping
of the vast public values that only the proper ollicials can keep safe.
IN THE CIRCUIT CQURT OF TIIF.
SF.CONI) CIRCUIT, TERRITORY OF
At Chainliers In Frobate.
In tlie Matter of the Estate of TORA
KICHI KUWAIIARA. Deceased.
Order of Notice of Hearing Petition
On Reading and Filing the Petition of
Suda Kuwaliara, of Wailuku, Maui, al
leging that Torakichi Kuwaliara, of Wai
luku, died intestate at Wailuku, on the
7th day of November, A. I). 19119, leav
i"g property in the Hawaiian Islands
necessary to le administered upon, and
praying that Letters of Administration
issue to C. D. Lufkin.
It is Ordered that Monday, the 2SU1
day of February, A. I). 1910, at 10
o'clock A. M., be and hereby is appoint
ed for hearing said Petition in the Court
Room of this Court at Wailuku, Maui,
at which time and place all persons con
cerned may appear and show cause, if any
(hey have, why said Petition should not
be granted, and that notice of this 'order
shall be published once a week for three
successive weeks in the Mai'I News, a
', newspaper in Wailuku, Maui.
Dated at Wailuku, January 20th, 1910.
S. B. KINSBCRY,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the Se
EDMUND II. HART,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Se
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The following schedule will go into effect July 1st, 1909.
The annual meeting of the Maui Pub
lishing Co., Ltd., will le held at the
offices of Mr. . D. H. Case, Wailuku,
County of Maui, on Wednesday, Febru
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1 he purpose of the meeting is to con-j
shier amending the by-laws so as to have
the fiscal year close on December 31st in
stead of January 31st, for the election of
oflicers, annual rejxjrt of Manager, and
such other business as may need atten
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