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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 191 J
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, at second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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SATURDAY. . - - JANUARY 7, 1911
Speedier Criminal Trials. ,
Tt TALUE of the reform sought to be accomplished by advocates of a
. change in court procedure which will make possible the speedier
disposition of both civil and criminal cases is something that is
brought home sooner or later to every community. The public is not bo
much interested in the shortening of civil proceedings, although here the
delays and the costs incident to them lie such that the poor man often
seems for a time to be at the mercy of the wealthy litigant. There 19 a
crying demand for reform here. But for moral reasons, and potent ones,
the reform of procedure in criminal cases is first in the public thought
, Leading lawyers throughout the country are strong in their condemna
tion of the present practise. v The national bar association is on record as
declaring that a radical change is called for. Various proposals have
. been and are being made with reference to the best method of bringing
about the reform. ' A commission having the whole matter in charge, so
far as the federal courts are concerned, is expected to report to the Presi
dent shortly. In the meantime individual attorneys do not hesitate to
say that the desire for the spectacular enters too often into the methods
of both the prosecution and the defense. At times a great criminal case
becomes a duel between counsel in which ' the interests of the public and
of the prisoner at the bar are temporarily lost sight of. If the case is one
of unusual importance it seems to take on the form of an entertainment.
The public to some degree loonies absorbed in the proceedings, and
takes sides for or against the accused. Throngs flock to the courts, and
the notoriety of the case paves the way for the drawing out of details
which are often utterly irrelevant.
It is undeniable that both the prosecution and the defense should be
afforded every opportunity of searching for and bringing out the facts.
. Both sides, however, might be expected to have hcir casos well in hand
before the trial opens. Speaking without any reference to locality, the
rule at present v too often seems to .neglect the preliminaries until the
actual trial commences. This is at the expense of the judge, of the jury,
: of the entire machinery of justice and of the public treasury. It involves
examinations at the atrial that might have taken place outside the court
room. It is counted one of the principal causes of the great waste of
time in criminal proceedings, and their long continuance.- Christian
Science Monitor. '
Mantle to be fori by King George
. Handed Down From Edward.
The manner in which the local authorities have met and overcome the
diphtheria epidemic, under the guidance of the Territorial Board of
Health, should be a matter of general congratulation. The plantations
have done their part, and perhaps more than their part in helping to
stamp out the disease, and all have worked together for the common,
good. The man who merits, above all others, the thanks and good will
of his fellow citizens at this time, however, is Mr. F. F. Baldwin, mana
ger of Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company. Mr. Baldwin has not
only co-operated in every way with the Board of Health, but in his own
peculiar unassuming manner has grasped and overcome situations almottt
before the public was aware of their existence. His quick action and
personal endeavor has proven a big factor in keeping the smallpox from
becoming an epidemic.
We have been advocating tearing down the fences around private resi
dences, for some time. Among the objections voiced by the citizens was
one to the effect that horses and cattle were allowed to roam around
loose. This should not he. We have an ordinance against this sort of
thing, and it should be rigidly enforced. Wailuku is gradually develop
ing; improvements are coming slowly but surely, and carelessness in en
forcing an ordinance that is clearly a benefit and protection to the com
munity, should not be tolerated. We have noticed horses loose in the
daytime in the court house yard. This is probably due to thoughlessness,
but should be corrected, nevertheless, and we trust that those responsible
will' have enough civic pride, to say the least, to find other pasture for
their animals. , .,'"'
' There is so much politics in Honolulu, that it seems to have permeated
every department of the City government' to the detriment of progressive
civic adjustment. In the recent controversy over the appointment of a
city and county physician-, not a word was spoken regarding the ability
or past faithful and efficient service of the present incumbent, Dr. Mac-
Tcall. When politics is the only thing that can influence the appointment
of the head of a city's health department, that city needs cleaning up
! A decided improvement is noticeable on the faces of some of our citi
zens. These Konas make a clean sweep. -
. What has become ofjour White wings brigade?" , Main street has
not been cleaned this week.
A Home Song.
(By Henry J. Van Dyke.)
READ within a poet's book .
A word that starred the page,
"Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage I "
Yes that is true; and. something more
You'll find, where'er you roam,
That marble floors and gilded walls
Can never make a home.
But every house where love abides,
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home-sweet-homc,
For there tho heart can rest.
It is fully expected that on
the occassion of the coronation
in June, 1911,, the King will
wear the imperial mantle worn by
King Edward on a similar occasion
in 1902. The mantle is entirely the
product of British manufacture- The
clotti of gold was ordered from the
Spitalfields Association, the actual
makers being Messrs. Warner of
Braiiitree, Essex. The embroidery
is the work of the Royal School of
Art Needlework at South Kensing
ton of which Princesri Christian of
Schleswig Holstein is president.
This mantle resembles a cope and
just fits on the shoulders, being
fastened in front by a morse or
clasp. . It is made of cloth of ' gold
woven of plate gold threads worked
upon silk. It Was desired to obtain
for the cloth of gold a peculiar
shimmering appearance, so that in
any light and from any point of
view the cloth should glitter and
sparkle with splendid effect. A very
great number of specimens of cloth
were made, submitted, and rejected
before the one finally adopted was
Upon the cloth of gold is embroid
ered a design of laurel leaves form
ing a background rather subservient
to the general adornment of the
robe, which consists of emblems
embroidered in various colors. This
background is produced by fine stit
ches of the various silks used in the
emblems, and these stitches are
again covered over with silver and
gold threats, the whole being drawn
together with an outline of fine gold.
The background was introduced be
cause the cloth of gold alone would
have been too monotonous in its
splendor, and also because the em
blems could not be embroidered up
on the surface with satisfactory
effect without provision of " some
subordinate scheme of decoration.
The emblems are encircled by the
laurel leaves (which form wreaths or
chaplets) , and consist of the im
perial crown, the imperial eagle, the
rose, the shamrock and the thistle,
as well as the lotus flower, the em
blem of India. The eagles are em
broidered in silver, the lotus flower
in white, the rose; shamrock and
thistle in their natural colors. These
emblems are repeated over the
whole surface of the robe, and with
the laurel leaf ornamentation, add
greatly to its richness and magni
ficence. , " .
Impromptu Bath For
Fresno s Jailbirds.
After continuous rioting for over.
24 hours, with frequent attempts to
batter down the walls of the county
jail, at Fresno, Cal., recently, it be
came necessary to turn a stream ol
water from a fire engine upon the
W. W. members in jail in order
to restore quiet.
Ineffectual attempts had been
made by the sheriff's office to stop
the trouble in the tank where the
industrial workers are confined.
Water was thrown in the jailer's
face, and when, the men were given
bread and water this morning they
also threw the bread at the officers.
Climbing upon the are, they
shrieked out curses in a constant
stream, and even went so far as to
insult women passing by the jail.
Several attempts were made dur
ing the day to break down the iron
work in front of the windows.
When Jailer Jones turned a
stream of water on the men they
made a fortress of their mattresses
and prevented a drenching.
- As a final resort the sheriff ap
pealed to Mayor Rowell. and the
mayor ordered out on engine com
pany of the fire department. The
engine was attached to a regulur
fire hydrant, a line of hose was run
int'i the jail and the fire chief or
dered the engineers to turn on the
engine .'s capacity. The great stream
of water mowed the I. W. w,
rioters down like so much hay
Firemen, armed with picks, batter
ed down the fortress and the prison
ers were left to the mercy of the
.Within 20 minutes! fully eight
4 inches of water wa on the floor,
Unable to - withstand the apueous
battery the rioters gave in, and at
8 o'clock thi-y were quiet for the
The County Band.
Young men with talent, and older
men with musical ability are urged
to get busy and apply to Mr. George
Schntder for an instrument and uni
form. Wailuku needs a band, and
there is no reason why it should not
be a good one. The band has done
remarkably well. The boys hove
bought instruments and uniforms,
run the gauntlet of local criticism,
in the days of its infancy, and is
now a live institution. .The leader
has giv,eu his time liberally and
gratuitously, with the idea of mak
ing the band a social and instructive
addition to the town.
It is now up to everyone to get in
and give a boast. Those that can
play should do no, and the young
men wlro cannot piny, should learn.
Don't knock because the town is
not as lively as San Francisco, but
let everyone get in and boost, and
do their part to make it lively. The
band should be playing at least one
concert each week. It could, if
everyone would give a boost, and
do what they can to create interest.
Talk it over with the leader and get
on the band wugon.
MATSON NAVIGATION CO.
SCHEDULE FOR 1911
HONOLULU KAHULU1-HIL0 and HAWAIIAN PORTS
Cfpampr Leave - KAHULUI Hawallaa lalfcnda Arrive Vnvsira
aicailicr 8. F. Arrive Leave Arrive Leave , 6. P. UJoB
Hyades . .
Lurline . ,
Lurline . .
Hyadea . ,'
Lurline . .
Lurline . .
j Jan. 30
Mar. . 9
Jan. 9 Jan. it
Apr. ' 19
37 Jan. 4
3 Jan. 1!
8 Jan. 18
11 Jan. so
33 Jan. 31
34 Feb. 1
37 Feb. 4
14 Feb. 33
13 Feb. 33
11 Feb., 31
6 Mar. ij
31 Mar. 1
38 Mar. 10
38 Apr. 5
16 Mar. 33
30 Mar. 30
31 Mar. 39
I Apr. 11
17 Apr. 35
16 Apr. 26
18 Apr. 36
34 May 4
9 May 17
3 May 13
Wilhelmina calls at Honolulu and Hilo.
Lurline calls at Honolulu, Kahului and Port
Honolulan calls at Honolulu, Kaanapall,
Hyades via Puget Sound to Honolulu, Port
. Allen, Kahului.
Hilonian via Puget Sound to Hono
lulu, Port Allen, Kahului and Hilo.
Enterprise to Hilo direct.
No. 1, 1011
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orders given CHrefulI attention. .
We have just Received
Hand-tooled, Leather Goods, and many other lines of
of ' holiday goods besides a good stock of Picture
Frames and Mouldings, artistic Hammered flrassea
and Coppers. We make a specialty of framing pictures
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