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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1916.
THE MAUI 1NEYAS
TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, 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 per Year in Advance.
JAMES B. McSWANSON,
ACTING EDITOR AND MANAGER
WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANGER
NOVEMBER 10, 1916.
WILSON'S REELECTION SEEMS ASSURED
LONDON, November 4 Irish packer steamers, Connemara and
the Retriever, clashed in a collision and were sunk. Only one person
survived the sinking of the vessels and 300 were drowned. A few
bodies were washed ashore.
The Germans entered British trenches at Guinichy, cast of Bet
hune, but were later expelled.
The German counter attack east of Gucdecourt was repulsed.
BERLIN, November 4 A portion of the German trenches south
east of Lembcrg were captured and positions at Prcdeal, Rumania,
were taken. '
HONOLULU, November 4 Harold Jeffs, the barber who had
been arrested on suspicion that he was responsible for the death of his
wife, has been released. Friends have promised that he would be in
court when wanted.
The waterfront stevedores strike has been called off as the Japan
ese have decided to return to work. Union men will be given work,
when ever there are vacancies.
NEW YORK. November 4 Teddv Roosevelt charges the De-
Presidcnt Wilson has apparently won reelection after one of the . mocratic administration with having bled country in the eves of the
closests fights in the history of the nation, so far as present returns world, through its foreign policy. The times of the past two years
show. Outside of the "solid South," his election was made possible by have demanded a Washington or a Lincoln, but the country has had only
the Republican states of the middle west and the Pacific Coast, Cali- a "Buchannan," he declared. "Wilson was vacillating weak," was one
fornia evidently giving him the electoral votes needed to assure another of his statements. Roosevelt scored Wilson's phrase in which he said
Democratic administration. Without dispute, it will be generally ad- that "you cannot worship God or be a .patriot on an empty stomach."
mitted that the woman and labor vote made it possible for the President "This is a sordid untruth," the ex-president averred,
to carry the Golden State. But fuller reports will show that it was Charles Hughes is confident of victory. He roasted the Democratic
the Progressive party vote from which Wilson gained the support foreign and Mexican policy in a speech at Brooklyn,
which gave him a California majority. Wilson's domestic policies j WASHINGTON, November A The Department of Justice offici
have been such that the most radical Progressives were bound by their, als allege that there is a gigantic conspiracy to steal the electoral votes
principles to follow him, in spite of "any opposite urgings by their leader, in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. It is alleged that 60,000 negroes have
Roosevelt. The Progressive vote in all the other western states, be-j been shipped into the thfee states and that the registration lists have
sides California, will be found to have been a decisive element in the been padded. It is said that the negroes are to take the names of
final outcome of the election. Finally, the W7ilson vote in the normal J non-existent persons, whose names appear on the registration lists.
Republican states is proof that the President's peace policies were ; One city list has been padded with false name by the thousands, it
favored by the average, conservative good citizen, whose thinking is claimed. Attorney General Gregory warns against the alleged at
was not biased by partisan views.
As an example of the announced policy of the new Hilo daily, the
Hawaii Post, and not as a follower or supporter of its declarations,
we print below an editorial from the pages of this latest entry into the
Hawii journalistic field:
What is the matter with the average person that he should almost
invariably posses such an unwholesome respect for that which is distant
(and Hawaiian residents are not alone in this) ? Unseen fields are
greener than the beautiful evergreen around our doors, and so we
gladly pay 50 ct. for rancid butter from afar, rather than support and
develop a local output, and thus get a fresher and better article in
every way, and much cheaper?
Political institutions which elsewhere when put in the balance have
been found wanting, have unhesitatingly been grafted into the public
life of these fair lands with the most unfair consequences, and the bad
old "spoils to the victors system" of making public appointments is
only one of the many attendant evils.
Because the flag on the mainland does not wave over a Cheap
Money Scheme for farmers, producers on the local soil slave under
an impossible interest instead of the more reasonable 4 or 5 per cent
which is almost universal in well governed countries the world over.
Meanwhile homesteading languishes and thousands of acres of highly
productive land lie idle.
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Because distant hands once drafted clauses which place the real I AN iumu, iwemoer o a tame caterpillar nas Deen
control outside these shores, and thus reduces representative Govern- fpurcnaseo tor tne use oi tne army aiong tne lviexican Doraer against
ment to the farcical, local politicians are content with merely periodic
ally sending hoary old protests to Washington, with State-hood still
in the hazy distance.
Instances Could be multiplied showing that the spirit of admira
tion for things which are, is stronger than the practical determination
to have in our public life only that which is useful and good.
There are, however, signs that changes are approaching, and that
electors are at last realizing that radical changes are necessary unless
the Territory is to be hopelessly left. "Hawaii First" should be the
gospel of the future. There is a lot of leeway to be made up, and
willing hands are urgently needed to help.
It would give a great impetus to the movement if the legislative
path were cleared to allow ambitious young men to rise to the higher
positions, and there is no logical reason now, if ever there was, why
sufficient local men could not be found to compose a local Executive
The present system is a mere apology of government, and has
outlived its usefulness. Any country we have knowledge of which is
under any other system than local control, is not in the front line.
We would apoligize for the lack of local news in this issue of this
paper, if we did not know that most of our readers appreciate that the
staff of the Maui News has been extremely busy receiving and giving
out election dispatches.
The labor vote of the West seems to have voted with intelligent in
dependence. In the great industrial centers of the East it is doubtful
if the mass of working people knew whether it was casting a ballot
for a president or a township constable.
SHORT-TIME FARM LOANS
Personal Characteristics and Business
Ability of Borrower Considered by
Department Bulletin No. 409, Fact
ors Affecting Interest Rates and
Other Charges on Short-Time Farm
Loans, by C. W. Thompson, specialist
In rural organization, gives the bor
rower's personal characteristics have
on his ability to obtain short-time
loans on satisfactory terms:
"The borrower who is known to be
a man of honesty and integrity and
who sli'ows ability and judgment in
the conduct of his farm business will
ordinairly command the confidence of
his banker and obtain credit on terms
relatively favorable for his class of
loans, whereas the individual who is
uncertain in his personal character,
erratic in his judgment, and irregular
in his business habits will be consider
ed a less desirable risk and, if he
obtains a loan at all, usually must
pay a higher rate of interest. In any
case, important to discourage its use
among those who can not be trusted
as it is to grant credit to trustworthy
borrowers who will use the borrowed
money profitably and repay it prompt
ly. "Oftentimes the borrower may be
honest and uprigat in his intentions,
but may fail to appreciate the import
ance of being prompt in meeting his
obligations. Possibly he thinks that a
few days after the date of maturity is
soon enough to make payment, and
that a little delay is unimportant.. He
may not stop to consider that extra
work and expense are involved when
notice must be given of overdue paper,
or that bank examiners do not take
kindly the notes that are overdue.
"Again, the business ability and
business habits of the farmer are test
ed when the banker asks for a state
ment of the borrower's business. This
information Is needed by the banker as
a basis for intelligent ratine. If the
borrower is In the habit of keepuig
uuuuuniB ana can explain the nature
oi nis resources and liabilities and
thus indicate accurately his financial
sianaing, me wisdom of granting a
desired loan as well as the proper
leriiiB inereon renaily can be deter
mined. On the other hand, if this in
formation is lacking and the banker
is in aoubt about the safety of a nartl
ular loan, he is likely to charge up his
uncertainty to the borrower's account
in the form of a higher rate of intereHt
"The requirement that a borrower
shall admit a statement of his business
Is being app'ied by bankers in their
dealings with merchants and manufac
turers. Accordingly, business men in
general have become more or less fa
miliar with this requirement, and are
prepared to furnish such a statement
whenever It is called for. Some
bankers, in inaugurating a similar plan
in connection with their farm-loan
business, are supplying farmers with
especially prepared blanks, or rate
sheets, on which the farmers furnish
the desired information."
tempt and declares that he will prosecute all violators of the election
The Mexican ambassador denies that Parral has been taken by
CHICAGO, November 4 Davidson, the partner of J. P. Morgan,
says that Great Britain and France are solvent.
. BERLIN, November 4 The Allies offensive is covering 4000
.LONDON, November 4 The" U-57 is to convey the Deutschland
NEW YORK, November 4 Aviator Carlstrom has won the
Chicago to New York record, by a flight in which he made 137 miles an
LONDON, November 4 The British made a surprise attack at
Guedecourt and took a number of trenches and prisoners, who sur
rendered. Many Germans were killed in the attack. They also raid
trenches near Arras and took prisoners and machine guns.
BUCHAREST, November 3 Rumanians in Transylvania occupy
PARIS, November 3 French have taken Fort Vaux, without
any casualities, as the Germans evacuated it yesterday.
ROME, November 3 Ihe Austnans lost 15,000 men the first day
of the Italian offensive, east of Gorizia, where the battle is raging night
and day. . ' .. Lill
Berlin admits the loss of trenches at Sailly and Sailhsel.
The Allies have been repulsed at Guedecourt and north of St
HUDSON, N. Y., November 3 Candidate Hughes again flayed
the Democrats here for not reducing cost of living, which he claims
they promised to do. v
Washington reports that expenses ot Republican campaign man
agers is being paid from a fund of $2,000,000. The Democrat fund
NEW YORK, November 3 Chairman Wilcox has issued state
ment that Hughes election is sure, with over 300 electoral votes.
Socialist secretary concedes that Hughes will carry .New York, Uluo,
Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. Betting is ten to seven in favor of
General of Commerce reports that 1820 ships have been sunk since
the war started. The Allies have lost seventy-five per cent of the
destroyed boats, neutrals eighteen per cent and the Germans seven per
Plot to dynamite two subway depots has been discovered, when the
bombs were found by the police. Six arrests were made. Strikers
are accused of forming the plot.
BERLIN, November 3 German destroyers have raided route oi
steamers bound from Thames to Holland and captured several steam
ers. British cruisers failed to stop raid.
EL PASO, November 3 Villa troops are cutting off the ears of
Carranza soldiers, according to report of refugees.
HONOLULU, November 3 A warrant has been issued for Y.
Ahin for keeping a disorderly house at Iwilei. Action was started by
the vice committee as its first legal step against the restricted district,
and it will be made a test case.
Inquest has practically removed the suicide theory in the Jeffs'
tragedy. Jeff has been arrested and was taken under guard to his
wife's funeral. He claimed she shot herself with a riflle.
Fred Haley has purchased pine land of Ginaca for $100,000. Deed
was recorded today. The purchase may mean another Libby move to
secure control of the pine industry of the islands.
The Oahu Democrats will end campaign with a big rally at Aala
park on Saturday.
Three land companies, having connection with Kauai plantations,
have been organized. James Spalding is president of all the companies.
He owns only three shares. When the deeds were recorded it was
shown that Rodick is the trustee of the companies.
The Lurline will resume her run on December fifth.
Miss Clemens, the cousin of Mark Twain, will tour Hawaii, be
ginning November eleventh, accompanied by L. W. de vis Norton, the
tlawaii publicity agent.
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CA-TS Because it's a re- I
WAiLUKU IS ONLY A FEW HOURS
- From The Most Distant Point In The Islands
But It Will Be 1 2 Months Before You Can See Another
GREAT MAUI COUNTY FAIR
If You Fail To Be In Wailuku On
November' 30, December 1 and 2.
MAJOR MAUI FAIR
150 Stalls of Live
stock. $50,000 Worth of
Arts and Domestic
Hundreds of Other
Products From Maui
Farms, Ranches and
Speeches Dy Gov. L.
E. Flnkham, Consul
General Morol and
W. R. Farrlngton.
Maui Can Supply
tions For 6,000
For Exhibit Space
F. B. Cameron, Paia;
For General Inform
J. Garcia, Wailuku.
FUN AND FREAK
One Dlock of Side
shows Automobile and
of "All Nations"
Grand Ball and
Music by 2 Bands
Ever Seen on Maul.
Maui Fair Exhibits Will Occupy A Ten-Acre
'Tented City," Four Buildings And The Streets
Of Two City Blocks.
purposes, we highly recommend
this 12 inch walking boot. Carried
in tan, willow calf.
Fort St. Honolulu
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
GASOLINE AND DISTILLATE IN DRUMS
Because it's a re
fined gasoline not
Order It By Mail
Our Mail Order Department is exceptionally well equipped
to handle all your drug and toilet wants thoroughly and at once.
We will pay postage on all orders of 50 and over, except
the following: Mineral Waters, Baby Foods, Glassware and arti
cles of unusual weight and small value.
Non-Mailable: Alcohol, Poisons and inflamable articles.
If your order is very heavy or contains much liquid, we
suggest that you have it sent by freight.
Boxes 35c, 65c, $1.00, $1.25
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
"Service every second"
The Rexall Store
J. C. FOSS, Jr., Prop.
Transfering and Draying
RING US UP AND WE WILL BE'THERE.