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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 , 1915.
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f OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
A Christmas Thought.
It is one of the questionable attri
butes of the average man that he will
continue to repeat bitter criticisms
phrased in generalities long after
there is the slightest justification for
his words. "Such and such a race is
so and so," he will say without a mo
ment's hesitation, if he thinks he is
safe from retribution, when, often as
not, he means that a certain individual
of "such and such a race is so and
A very common critical generality
often heard in Hilo, quoted here as
it is usually phrased, is the statement:
"The supervisors are grafters." Now,
such a statement was never entirely
so in the rankest days of Hawaii
county government. Today it is far
from being true, with a rather effi
cient and honest board doing the best
they possibly can with limited finan
cial means, and ability not nearly so
"The police are no good" is an
other statement of like strain that
ought to be suppressed by every in
dividual with the merest trace of char
ity and truthfulness in his make-up.
The most bigoted, egotistical critic of
things Hawaiian, who has one Iota
of knowlndge of what he is speaking,
knows that this is not true.
As hls Is the Christian season of
charity to all, it may not be remiss
to remind you who indulge in unwar
ranted criticisms that there is no bet
ter time than this to cure yourselves
of the habit for habit It usually is,
the parrot habit of repeating untrue
criticisms which you do not attempt
to contradict by investigation.
And with the terrible news of the
European war making almost a
mockery of the season's message
"peace on earth, good will unto all"
the Tribune has only this Christmas
thought to present: There is much
untruth and no charity In all gener
alities. Hilo Tribune.
That District Magistrate Law.
That part of the present law relat
ing to the appointment of district
magistrates is a lawyer's hold-up, and
is working out to the serious disad
vantage of the country districts.
In the first place, a man to be quali
fied for office as district magistrate
must be a lawyer licensed to practice
in the district courts. That would be
On the Other Islands
Contractor Is a Bankrupt.
A. A. Wilson, a well known contrac
tor, was adjudicated by Judge dem
ons in the federal court as a volun
tary bankrupt and the case referred
by the court to Joseph G, Pratt, re
feree in bankruptcy for Oahu, for
further disposition. Wilson gave his
liabilities at $24,347.76, most of which
is owing to the Honolulu Iron Works
and Theo. H. Davies & Co., and the
assets at $32,000, of which sum $750
is claimed exempted by law.
Boxing To Be Permited.
Horace W. Vaughan who has been
appointed temporarily to succeed
Jeff McCarn as U. S. district attorney
for Hawaii, until a regular appoint
ment can be made, announces that he
will not attempt to prevent boxing
exhibitions that are not obviously
prize fights, and that his office will
not be an adjunct of the police sta
tion. Common sense will be a govern
ing factor in his office, he say.
Stuart's Land Case Thrown Out.
"Judge Ashford, of the First Circuit
Court, last week dismissed the man
damus action brought by Judge
Thomas B. Stuart against Governor
Pinkham and Land Commissioner
Tucker, to compell them to grant him
title to a homestead lot, on other than
the conditions on which the lot was
taken. It is possible that the case will
Prominent Honolulans Divorced.
On the ground of cruelty, Judge
Whitney yesterday granted a divorce
to Mrs. Jane Giffard Wilder from
Judge Arthur A. Wilder, the decree
to take effect from and after yester
day. Mrs. Wilder was awarded ali
mony at the rate of $250 a month.
Why Not, if This Happened?
A Yale professor who died the oth
er day left an- estate valed at $975,
000. The first thing we know a news
paper reporter is going to die and
leave his widow $500,000 in gilt-edge
securtles and not less than $100,000
ALOHA LODGE NO. S KNIGHTS
Regular meetings will be held at the
Knights of Pythias Hall, Wailuku, on the
second and fourth Saturdays of each
All visiting members are cordially In
vited to attend'
E. J. WALSH, C. C.
H. A, HANSEN, K. R. & S.
WHEN IN WAILUKU VISIT
Ice Cream Parlor on Market Street.
Cold Lunch Served at all Hours.
Orders for Ice Cream Promptly At
all right if there were such lawyers,
but as everybody knows legal gentry
are few and far between in all dis
tricts of the Islands except Honolulu
and Hilo; and the few that are hang
ing around are, as a rule members of
the legislature or otherwise disquali
fied for Judgeships.
It is well known fact, borne out by
history, that some of the best magis
trates the islands have ever had were
not lawyers at all. They were men of
good, common sense and clear judg
ment and those are the qualities
wanted in the police courts.
The second part of the hold-up of
rural communities it that no man is
eligible for appointment as district
magistrate unless he bo a resident of
the district he is to serve. Thus a
country district Is forced to accept an
irresponsible Joker of a shyster, if its
legal supply be limited, simply be
cause he happens to live there; and
is unable to save itself by drawing
upon some other district, or Honolu
lu. The principle is wrong. It is cheap
hold-up that's all it is; and we hope
the next legislature will blast that
part of the law from the earth
Why Maui Races Succeed.
Those In charge of the New Year's
racing program for Maui have arrang
ed for a good series of events, which
many from Honolulu will journey to
the Valley Isle to witness. Whenever
Maui announces a race meet the pub
lic is assured of good events honestly
contested. Maui has established an
enviable reputation as the home of
square sports, a reputation that has
allowed the racing to live there and
prosper. Honolulu is trying now to
get back to the point where the sport
loving public will have confidence in
the honesty of horse racing. It re
quires hard work to reach that point
and it will take constant vigilance
to stay there, but we are after the
Maui standard and expect to reach it.
In the meanwhile, Maui is reaping the
benefit of never having slumped.
The Emperor Yuan Shl-Kai will
doubtless regret his rash act when he
finds that The Midget is solidly
against a monarchy in China Koha
Those Who Travel
By str. Claudine. Dec. 24. TV TV
Murdoch, E. H. Paris, Phil Spalding,
u. Kurotsu, J. Souza, N. F. Copeland,
J. F. Rock, J. G. Pratt, Miss A. Gur
ray. Wilson Cleveland. I.ipnt. nnil Mm
W. Warren, Mr. and Mrs. Goodale, F.
a. nagecourt, A. L. c. Atkinson, Mr.
and Mrs. A. M. Cristy, Mrs. C. B. Hay,
Miss T. Sato, Musko Omata, Miss S.
Kano, Mrs. C. H. Collins.
' By str. Claudine Dec. 27. G. A.
M. Dermatt, J. A. Caivall, E. T. Balch,
J. N. S. Williams, G. K. Larison, M.
S. Jardine, L. S. Jardine, W. Park
er, E- C. Wolter, O. Kashimoki, Miss
H. Lucas, Ben Vickers, Charles Lucas,
Ben Williams, James Lindsay, Miss
Rodiek, Miss Focke, H. Focke, L.
Scott, R. S. Kelley, J. B. Cox, Mr. and
Mrs. Bailey, Miss Bailey, Master Bai
ley, Miss Bailey.
By str. Mikahala, Dec. 24. Dr. F.
G. Sanborn and F. Hayashi and eight
deck; way passengers, Lahaina to Pu
koo, Mrs. A. E. Brume and daughter
ana seventeen deck.
By str. Claudine, Dec. 24. S. Sikato,
S. Masakl, Manuel Aruda, T. Muleoka,
T. Kanagawa, M. S. Jardine, Mrs. Hig
gins, J. B. Cox, D. F. Balch. Mrs.
Fernandez, M. Tanaka, Sam Baldwin,
Mrs. j. v. Holt, Jr., Mrs. H. Murray,
Master Holt, L. L. Wheeler, Leslie
Scott, A. C. Wheeler and fifteen deck.
THE NEXT MAILS.
Mailt arc due from the following
points as follows:
San Francisco By Ventura, Jan. 3;
Matsonia, Jan. 4; Lurline, Jan. 11;
Great Northern, Jan. 12; Tenyo
Maru, Jan. 14.
Yokohama By Nippon Maru, Jan. 5;
Shinyo Maru, Jan. 18.
Australia By Niagara, Jan 7; Sierra,
Vancouver By Niagara, Jan 26.
Malle will leave (or the following
polnti aa follows:
San Francisco By Manoa, Jan. 4;
Nippon Maru, Jan. 5; Matsonia, Jan.
Yokohama By Tenyo Maru, Jan. 14.
Australia By Ventura, Jan 3; Sono
ma, Jan. 24.
(Mails subject to correction on ar
rival of ships.)
More to the Point
Clerk This is the best burglar
alarm made. The burglar no sooner
enters the house than it alarms the
Customer Haven't you got one that
will alarm the burglar? Boston Eve
"This towel is disgraceful," declar
ed the drummer at the mining camp
hotel. "Boss," said the colored porter,
"seventy-five men done wiped dey
han's on dat towel dis mawnin', an'
you is de first to complain!" Denver
1915 How did you gel thru the
1916 All right; I took rough-on-rats.
1915 The reason?
1916 So I wouldn't die on the pre
mises Princeton Tiger.
Dr. Wadman Tells of
The following statement of the
work of the Anti-Saloon League of
Hawaii, for the year 1915, has been
sent out by Rev. J. W. Wadman, super
intendent: All schools on Kauai, Central and
West Maul, Kohala, Hilo and Hama
kua, and those in the outlying districts
of Oahu, including several in Hono
lulu, have been visited, addresses
made to the pupils, Lincoln-Lee total
abstinence pledges presented and
1427 new members added to the roll
of the Young Crusaders, or "Knights
of the Button," whose membership
now numbers 4731.
In all, 238 prohibition or temperance
articles have been specially prepared
and published in the daily papers,
often as editorials, throughout thf?
Territory, in the various languages
during the year. We are grateful for
such a sympathetic and cooperative
Public mass meetings have been
held on all the Islands here and there,
attended by people of all nationalities,
and 6(5 addresses made by the super
intendent besides others by difterent
Tracts and pamphlets, many thou
sands of them, either published by
ourselves or received from headquart
ers, have been freely and widely dis
tributed. Our own PreBS Paragraphs,
500 monthly, have been regularly mail
ed to delegates and members, while
the "National Daily" is now being sent
each week to all pastors throughout
the Territory who read English. Two
editions of our year book were pub
lished and two thousand copies dis
tributed. Cartoons have also been
frequently used and temperance post
The World's Temperance Sunday
falling on November 14th, was quite
generally observed in all churches and
Bible schools, the exercises following
a carefully prepared program for the
day. Encouraging reports reach us as
to the good results.
The first Annual Conferance of the
League on its new basis as a Ter
ritorial organization was held in Ka
waiahao Church February 2C-28, with
Dr. Purley A. Baker, national super
intendent, present. The attendance
was 180. The adjourned session was
held in Kaumakapili Church, July 21,
presided over by Mr. W. A. Bowen,
with 300 delegates enrolled.
The League Instituted an official
investigation of the supposed illegal
and immoral financial relations be
tween the Kakaako Brewery and the
saloons of Honolulu the result bring
a public exposure such as shocked
the community and, let us hope, cor
rected some of the notorious abuses.
The manager fled to parts unknown, a
fugitive from justice.
The Kentucky Saloon on Alakea
street, as a result of the above, was
closed, as was also the wholesale
liquor house of Macfarlane & Co.,
Ltd., Bethel street. Earlier in the
year, the Pleasanton Hotel was denied
Its liquor license after a strenuous
campaign, while only a short time ago
an official order from Waehington, D.
C, closed all the officers' wine messes
at Schofield Barracks.
Considerable direct presonal Prohi
bition work was accomplished for the
future of the Congressional party's
visit. Upwards of 30 of its members
were Interviewed, their views canvas
sed and their sympathy and support
promised. Upon their departure, each
and all received a personal letter of
appeal, together with a copy of Mrs.
J. M. Whitney's "The Temperance
Question In Hawaii."
Police ande District Courts have
been regularly visited and assistance
rendered the authorities, whenever
poslble, for the enforcement of law
In behalf of civic beterment. Nor
has the League hesitated to expose
through the press and otherwise the
laxity of justice of police control or
the failure of justice in which moral
Issues were involved.
The League has lived within its in
come, notwithstanding some unfore
seen extraoordinary expenses in the
way of attorneys' fees, etc. Our books
will balanco December 31st with all
bills paid, and a small credit to begin
the new year.
Grateful, indeed, are we to the many
many kind, good friends who support
us in the arduous task of fighting the
abominable liquor traffic, so soon, we
believe, to be forever abolished, and
to all our patrons and friends we ex
tend the warmest aloha and the Sea
Suspicious. Tommy (after a thump
ing) "You're awful hard on me, ma."
Mother "That's because you've
been very naughty and wicked."
Tommy "Well, gee! You should re
member that you didn't die young
yourself." Boston Transcript.
A Timely Hint. O'Leary, V. C, is
bright as well as brave. To a young
fellow who begged him for one of his
buttons as a keepsake, Michael said:
"Is it one button only you're
wantin'? Sure, If ye'll just cross the
road a bit there's a flne-lookin' ser
geant there who'll give you a coat full
of buttons for the asking; and you'd
look mighty fine in khaki, me lad."
The souvenir-hunter disappeared.
Faith in Nature. "That feller Mor
gan Buttles is terriblo unpopular,"
said one mountaineer.
"We'll have to git rid o' him some
how," replied the old moonshiner.
"Yes. But we don't want to do
nothin' in a way that ain't legitimate
an' customary. You know he has poli
"I've heard so. But he ain't got no
"Yes, he has. An' you an' your rela
tions want to stand back o' me when
I put the case up to our Congressman.
We'll git Buttles appointed a revenue
inspector, an' then let nature take its
course." Washington Star.
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