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THE MAUI NEWS
Entered t the Tost Offlce at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as 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 tkr Year in Advance
WILL J. COOPER, : : ! EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : KEP.KUARY 11, 1916.
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THE MAUI NEWS must apologise to ils readers for having al
most no paper this week. A coml.ination of circumstances over which
wo had no control, are responsible. Our pilikias, both labor and mech
anical, have been too numerous to mention. However.we are still on
deck and have every reason to bslieve that the worst of our kona is
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PINEAPPLE DOOM IS OVER.
With a reduction in pack of practically 25 percent this coming
season, the prospects for better prices to pineapple growers would seem
to be improved. At least the packers should be able to p(y as much as
the cost of production, which they have not done in the past two years,
l'.ut in spite of overproduction and low selling prices, according to
1 "resident Hole, of the llawaian TineRpplc Company, his company was
able to pay dividends. The independent growers, on the other hand,
probablv all lost money on the fruit they sold to the canneries. The
pineapple boom r-eems to be over. It is now well established that
pineapples will not produce continuous')' on the same oA, and from
now on it will be a matter of good farming against the wasteful get-rich-quick
methods of the past. The pineapple industry is here to
stay, but it will be a much more stable proposition than it has ben in
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LOCAL JAPANESE AND RELIEF WORK
The lapanose f ;he :ommunity leserve high praise for the quick
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did they have a relief o ganization at work within a few hours after
the big disaster, which amply cared for allimmediate distress among
the Japanese sufferers, but they immediately united forces witr the
general committee that was organized some days later, and have since
i.-nrL-wl tlmnlrW in tlm stpns heiiitr taken for permanent rehabilitation.
The general committee has not yet determined how much money
should be spent in this work, and has therefore not solicited funds for
this purose, but it has received casn aonai 10 uaie ui suuu: iw ui
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this- 10UU is to the creau oi me jaunese oi iuuui.
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Now that the county authorities have the more pressing work of
f.nirlv well in hand, it is to be honed
that they will take a look at the town clock . This venerable time-piece
never did keep time any too well.Dut it is HKe a lost tooui we miss u
when it uoesn t go at an.
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The Board of Health ia demanding that the debris of thhe storm in
lao Valley be cleaned up, ihis is very timely as conditions aie icpun
ed to be highly unsanitary at many points along the stream. An epi
demic might easily occur if precautions are not taken
Many Lives and Much
Money Lost in the Flood
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