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Dr. St. Clair on Disease.
(Continued from I'flge 1)
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Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku; Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter
f Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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V. L Slevcnioi
Editor and Muniiger
DKCKMBER 7, 1912
A Bright Prospect (?)
THE St. Louis Globe-Democrat had the following editorial the
other day:
It is not by accident that the American wages .are the highest in
the world. Republican platforms have always avowed the purpose to
maintain them, holding that the pay of workmen in this country ought
to be the best, and that this advantage for labor, and for the national
welfare as well, should be safeguarded in Tariff laws. The Democratic
party not only denies that such Protection is right in principle but de
clares? in its latest national platform, that it violates the constitution of
the United States. If this were true Protection as a policy need not
be considered at all. The point of debate would be amending the con
stitution. Tolerating infractions of the organic law is not debatable.
A Protective Tariff was put in force by President Washington and his
advisers when the machinery of National Government was first set in
motion, and the idea that it infringed the constitution they helped to
make never occurred to them
Break down the Protective Tariff and wages will inevitably decline to
correspond. Many workmen may not have considered how rapidly
the immense steamships of today Could pour goods of all kinds into our
ports. Vessels over 600 feet in length, and crossing the ocean in from
five to eight days there are many such could flood the American
market with manufactured productions, including vast quantities of
shopworn stuff that can be bought abroad at auction figures, and would be
intrinsically dear at aiy price. Our own factories would necessarily
close. This situation is threatened by . the Democratic party, which
even insists that to avert it by Tariff regulations is unconstitutional.
WAR seems to be in the air and although the great European
conflict has not yet started, there are indications that there
will be trouble before long. Greece is aching to enter Con
stantinople and re-establish Christianity in that stronghold of the
Turk. The Greeks still remember that dark day when their
Archbishop was butchered on the altar steps of the great cathedral.
Greece will never be satisfied till that murder is avenged and the
Cross is placed where the Crescent now flashes.
Austria seems determined to fight Servia and, if that war starts, the
European tragedy that has been predicted for years, will . at once be
Inspect the Theaters.
WITH the cable and wireless almost daily telling of moving
picture fires and panics, it behooves the authorities on Maui
to be extra careful regarding our own theaters. Proper exits
and plenty of them should be insisted on' and chairs 4that are bolted to
the floor should not be allowed.
The room in which the machine is operated should be fireproof and
isolated from the main doors. Fires always start in the machine first
and if that room becomes a mass of flame, what chance is there of
escaping in that direction?
It does not always need a real fire to kill hundreds. A false alarm
will do the work just as thoroughly. With fixed seats to become en
tangled in and the main exit blocked by fire, one can imagine what
would happen in a theater crowded with women and children.
Those people who understand how easy it is to start a panic realize
how close we were to something of the kind on Maui this week.
Gasoline drums, even when empty, should not be allowed to lie in
public places. The fumes in the drums are dangerous and a carelessly
dropped match or cigarette may cause a tragedy.
Desertion is a crime. We all know that. But when, for the love
of a girl, a youngster tires of cleaning the cuspidors of the officprs
MeBc, or doing other menial work, and clears out to what he considers
liberty, who is Ki"g to throw the first stone?
The above all apropos of a case right in our midst. Yesterday a
young man named McBryde was arrested as a deserter from the Fifth
Cavalry. The lad, he is nothing more, has been away for over a year.
Ho 18 married and has a baby just three weeks old. He has been a
diUgent worker on the Wailuku Sugar plantation for some months.
His has heen a happy little family, and everything has seemed al
right till ludas arrived on the scene.
Judas is represented by a peddler of suits, who has no real tailor
shop. Every article ordered, and upon which a deposit is paid, ia let
out to tailors of all nationalities in Honolulu, and the peddler
draws hn commission on the order. This individual hannened to
have Rome peculiar dealings with McBryde a year or eoago, and some
uncharitable people say that the. suit peddler was looked upon with
suspicion by the Honolulu police department. That remains to be
, proved. We cannot vouch for thai part of the story. All we know i
that this peddler happened to see McBryde at his work on Wailuku
plantation, and thereupon, filled with the lust for the fifty dollar re
ward, rushed off to the County Sheriff and had the lad arrested as a
deserter. When asked about the matter, the "tailor" told the Mali
Nkws man that the soldier owed him fifteen dollars on a suit. "I
swore to Jehovah that I would have my revenge,' said the rag man,
'and I have it now." ,
Men of Maui! Would not this story arouse ths ire of anybody.
We know the deserter must face the music, but what about the crawl
ing informer? Maui has stood for peddlers of phoney jewelry and
shoddy clothing. Why continue? We have our own stores and nnt
of us are in touch with decent stores in Honolulu. , Get wise and h i
the other lot try some of the other islands in the group.
awakening public interest in harder
in Hawaii than it would be in Sun
Francisco and the subject js even
more difficult to become aroused
over. The hotel proprietor who re
cognizes the theory of public senti
ment and contributes generously to
the promotion committee ' because
he sees a good thing in it, would
not even reatl this appeal to his
generosity in the matter of tulxir
culosis, although the benefits to
himself would be just as obvious if
lie looked a little longer, let he is
asked to be generous in this case,
not with his finances but with his
Tuberculosis intimately effects
persons engaged in large industrial
pursuits, factory and shop owners.
Their employes usually would not
become interested m such an article
as this. Either they would not sec it
at all, or its logic? would not appeal
to them, let this class iH'camc in
terested in San Francisco in the
Fair because t hose n round and above
them were enthusiastic aUmt it.
Enthusiasm is a species of logic that
appeals even to the most densely
illogical person.
We have the same class in Hawaii
which we must interest in tubercu
losis before any class can Ik bene
fited but we have not the same in
dustrial conditions that make it
easy to reach a hundred workmen
through a single employer. In its
stead such as those who read this
article will be the mainstay of this
campaign, it is tliey who must
i rouse that lndespensible enthusi
asm in others who might not read it.
There is no necessity to consider
superficial logic at all in matters
pertaining so clearly to the public
good. Svu h a logic most apparent
to you might Ik- that neither you
nor yours have tuberculosis ami are
thus not interested in the proposi
tions regarding the eradication of the
disease as you see them in the publi c
press and meet them on the street.
mkI logic the I test logic is to
carefully incubate the enthusiasm
within yourselves and impart the
pleasant infection to your less logi
cal friends.
To be come interested to know
the tatup of tulwreulosis in your
communityto know what is being
diHie to cure it 'in short, to lie come
intensely liitereh.bc.d, that is what
the Anti-TuMvulosis Ijciigti" con
ceives to be the duty of every Hawaii
Intensity makes American his
tory. It is a force which we con
jure now. The appeal might not
be met spontaneously. e can
only hope for progress and that each
day that molecular motion of en
thusiasm will become a trifle more
excited. Ultimately we will win
with a full house.
Honolulu LeUer
(Continued on page 4.)
J note that some of the mainland
newspapers are taking issue with
the postmaster General in the mat
ter of "publicity." Just what
reason, aside from a desire to know
what papers sold their editorial
columns, there was in the order
nobody knows. It seems to me
tnat it is no concern of the depart
inent whether a newspaper has a
thousand or ten thousand subscri
bers so long as postage is paid on
what goes through the mails, nor
does it strike me that it is neces
sary to the happiness of a cabinet
officer that the word "advertise
ment" be put after every free puff
that goes into the columns. Pratt
of Honolulu had to admit the other
day that the ruling was beyond his
ken and he did know how far he
is to go in the matter of enforcing
this particular feature. On that
score he was asked to find out and
he has communicated with the
third assistant. In the meantime
the Supreme Court may give a de
cision and the way will be clear . to
answer questions. But it seems
like bally rot to have to put the
sign on a five line reader setting
forth the fact that the Unity Bre-
thern Church will hold a grab bag
social on Tuesday. Such things
usually go at special rates and what
does the public care anyhow?
President Giguoux received an
intimation from the governor yes
terday that he would like to apjoint
a committee of three members of
the Merchants Association to con
fer with him in nmtter of a new char
ter for this county and Messrs J. P.
Cooke, George W. Smith and an
o'.l.u wvre selected. Just what wiU
become of the charter when it is
framed is about as difficult to
answer as is the question relative
to the twenty five thousand dollar
Recently Received.
Maui Dry Goods & Grocery Comapny, Ltd.
donation Sam Parker promised. Sir
Jubilee Tea for the transpacific
yacht race. However it will give
the townies something to do and to
scrap over.
Business among the retailers is
not as brisk as it was a year ago
and sugar tariff real or imaginary
has the blame for it. People seem to
want to hold on to the cash pend
ing a decision of congress as to free
trade The bone and sinew in Ho
nolulu have a feeling that little will
be done that will hurt an industry
in which so many mainlauders are
interested. However there is no
telling According to the reports
of the various conferences of the
democratic national committee be
fore the election it is plainly figured
out that free trade will not hurt
the individual but will help the
masses. It shows that of the mil
lions made in Hawaii out of that
industry and how much the United
States got out of it and how much
the poor man paid toward the pro
fits that went into the pockets of
Hawaiian sugar plantation com
panies. Also it shows a gown
that cost a thousand dollars in
Paris and compared it with the
work of Americans end a lot of
stuff that makes one sit un and
notice. When through with the
report one cannot but wonder why
there is a duty on anything.
In The District Court of
Wailuku, Couuty of Maul,
Territory of Hawaii.
J AS. N. K. KEOLA, Depu ty
As-efsor and Collector of Taxes,
. Wailuku District, Second Tax-
ation Division, Territory of
Plaintiff, vs.
resident, Defendant.
'IJie lYnitory of Hawaii to Mrs
Rose Cumniiiigs, Ukeetino:
ou are hereby notified that the
above entitled cause is now pend
ing before W. A. McKay, Esq. Dis
trict Magistrate of Wailuku, Maui
County, wherein plaintiff alleges
that the defendant is indebted to
the fa id plaintiff in the sum of
Eight and 85-100 Dollars ($8.85,)
for nal property taxes assessed
j ga i i ii-1 the defendant on the books
of the Tax Assessor for the Second
Taxation Division, Wailuku Dis
trict, Terri o: v ol Hawaii, and
i" a v . luuy neni u-r me sum
We are now receiving our first 1912' Indians and
have proved to be the most perfect Motorcycle ever put up.
Over 8000 Indians have been sold and delivered by the
factory in the first four months of the year and still we find it
hard to get our orders filled, especially the 2 speed models.
Write US for a 1912 catalogue and get full information.
A large and complete stock of spare parts carried in stock.
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Honolulu Iron Works
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penalties, interests and advei lining
costs, as by law provided, and for
costs herein incurred.
You are commanded to appear
hefoie me at my Courtroom in
Wailuku, Inland and County of
Maui, upon Friday the 27th day
oi December ma at 10 o'clock A
Eight and 85 100 Dolors includingM. and defand the said act ion, aBd
H vcu fail to appear, judgment
will he rendered against you ex
parte hy default.
Given under my hand this 2nd.
day o DecemberA. D. 1912
W. A. McKAV,
District Magistrate of Wailuku,
I-bind and County of Maui, Terri
tory of Hawaii.
Dec. 7,14. 21.

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