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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1917. THE MAUI NEWS PORTO RICANS AND THE HAWAIIAN ELECTORATE r 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, Proprietor! and Publishers Subscription Rates, $2.50 ter Year in Advance. WILL. J. COOPER, FRIDAY EDITOR AND MANAGER MARCH 16, 1917, PLAY BALL! PLAY BALL! 1 What's the matter with Maui baseball ? The Maui News isn't alone in asking this question. Many lovers of the national sport are asking the question, but no one has any answer. The truth is that the Maui Athletic Association is affected with the sleepiftg sickness. Close observers claim it isn't dead, but there is certainly mighty little sign of life. It might be an act of mercy to ad minister chloroform and then hold the obsequies in proper form. It would at least make way for a new organization that might be tempted to get born. Maui has had good baseball in the past, and it isn't the fault of the Maui public that she didn't have last year, and may not have this. A miserable wrangle at the beginning of the season as to who should play on which team, queered the whole thing. If there are any play ers left it's up to them to get together, forget past disputes, organize new teams, and play ball for the sake of baseball. Maui people want baseball, but they don't want, and will not support a lot of sore-head players who have nothing in view but the grandstand, or the trophy cup at the end of the season. o WHY NOT IMPORT FRESH FISH? A lot is being said, in and out of legislative halls, about protecting the fish fauna of the islands, and most of the argument is that unless Care is taken island fish will soon be so scarce that poor people will not be able to afford this "poor man's meat." The fact is that fish has been more costly than beef in these islands for years. Some say it is due to a Japanese fishing trust. Others declare that the fish are simp ly not to be had. The legislature might appoint another of its famous commissions to find out what the reason really is, and then take steps accordingly. If it really wants to help the poor man to have fish, it had better authorize the marketing division to import it from the main land. If properly handled it ought to be possible to sell fresh halibut, salmon, and other coast fishes at half the cost or less than we. must now pay for domestic sea food. o HIGH SCHOOLS Just what effect the granting of American citizenship to citizens of Porto Rico will have here in Hawaii, is a question that is of consider able interest from a political and social standpoint. The Porto Rican population of the Islands is now something over 5000. From the fact that in bringing this race to Hawaii, laborers were sought, it is prob able that a higher than normal percentage of this number are adult males possibly fifty percent. Until the Congress a few weeks ago fixed the status of residents of Porto Rico as citizens of the United States, these people have had no national citizenship, and of course had none here in Hawaii. It is now likely that we shall have to count on an addition or 2000 to 3000 additional voters to our present 18,000 now registered. The electorate will not likely be noticeably elevated by the addition. o The wisdom of most rigid quarantine restrictions in matter of plants and fruit coming into the Islands is emphasized by the discovery of a new grub which has appeared in Jamaica pineapple fields, and which threatens to put the pineapple business of that island out of business. The insect attacks both plant and fruit, tunneling the. fruits with a hole a quarter of an inch in diameter. Jamaica is also having a serious time with several varieties of borers in bananas. Half a million might seem a cheap price to some people for the privilege of causing several million dollars in damage to an enemy. The members of the harbor board either don't think so or are limber in the back. o "Just as he was about to recover he died," says a Honolulu news story. Here on Maui they frequently get well just when they are about to die. Representative Paschoal has introduced a bill in the legislature providing for a high school at Hana. The bill should pass, though it probably will not. Also there should be a high school at Lahaina, an other at Wailuku, and anywhere else where there are half a dozen or so pupils to attend. But don't misunderstand. A high school-isn't a building In fact a first class high school might consist of little else that a first class teacher and a few pupils. They are the main essentials. It isn't at all a matter of great cost. What the school department should aim for, and what it will ultimately achieve, will be to furnish instruc tion to all who want it. Nor will it strive to bend the pupil to a pre conceived schedule. Instead it will supply education best suited to the probable needs of the individual. High school instruction, however, instead of being obtainable at but one place on Maui should be possible where ever a class could be organized. o Compelling a man to carry insurance under penalty of the law. for failure to do so, and then giving insurance companies carte blanc to soak him as hard as they like on matter of rates, doesn't look like a square deal. But that's exactly what the workmen's compensation law at present does. Maybe the insuring companies do not abuse their privilege but it isn't because of any restraint the law imposes. And the employer particularly the small employer is absolutely helpless: he must pay up or be put out of business. It doesn't look like a square deal. o The absolute ridiculousness of some of the censorship orders, or the interpretation of them, is well illustrated this week when an Inter- Island boat was delayed at Hilo for eighteen hours by an accident to its engines, and news of the trouble was refused transmission by wire less. As a result a dozen Maui people were obliged to wait around Lahaina for many hours without any knowledge whatever as to when the boat would arrive. Anybody who can find the shadow of an excuse for such an action must have had a higher course of instruction than is accorded to ordinary mortals. ' o Senator Robert Hind's bill which would specifically deny any compensation to owners of domestic animals destroyed by the board of agriculture and forestry on account of any disease, is one eminently not fair. A disease epidemic in live stock is a community misfortune. Every owner of domestic animals should be encouraged to co-operate with the authorities in locating and stamping out disease, and the knowledge that the territory would make good reasonable damages in this connection would go far towards securing this co-operation. 0 O Just suppose that war with Germany had been suddenly declared at any time during the past several weeks, and that as the first blow all eight of the German refugee ships in Honolulu harbor had been blown up or sunk by their crews, blocking the harbor, destroying wharves, and perhaps killing innocent people. Wouldn't it make the watchful-waiting harbor commissioners feel really silly and provoked, don't you think ? A Salem, Oregon, booster club wrote to the mayor of Salem, Mass., suggesting that the latter town change its name because it conflicted with the former's business development. And the joke of the matter is that nobody in Maio chusetts seems to have tumbled to the fact it was a joke. ' o While the legislators are doing a lot of talking about protecting little lobsters nothing has been said about protecting oysters or clams OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES Center On The Survey Half a dozen "freak" bills relating to public school education in Hawaii are hovering around the legislative halls. Some of them may be introduc ed. Most if not all of them express in some form the vague dissatisfaction of many people over the courses oi instruction. Particularly, there is a feeling that Hawaii's public echool pupils are not getting a Arm enough hold on English speaking. English reading and English writing. Several of the measures suggested In an indefinite way or actually draft ed for introduction are plainly out growths of the College Club's issue with the administration, for that is what the situation now amounts to an issue between the College Club and Governor Pinkham. In the opinon of the Star-Bulletin, which has heard from all sides in this controversy, the efforts of all interest ed in the public schools should be cen tered on one object to obtain the fed eral survey. It is unwise, it is foolish, it will fie disastrous to begin fights on details, to go off on educational tangents, to stop and argue about side-issues. The present legislature should pay no heed to bills purporting to revise the prin ciples of common-school education here. It is dangerous to tamper with school structures, partlcuarly by those entirely outside the educational field. The legislature has one clean-cut proposal before it Representative Cooke's resolution which will memor ize Congress to direct the making of a federal survey here. This plan has received widespread support. It is not a blow at the ad ministration. It is not a criticism of the present department of public in struction. It is merely the answer to an inquiry, Is Hawaii going the right route in its vital problem of public school education? True, criticism of the department of public instruction has developed. But that is one of the side-issues over which Hawaii should not now stop to fight. It will never be settled by local argument. , Within the past few months many bulletins from the U. S. bureau of education have been issued showing the extent to which states and cities have used their opportunity of secur ing the advice of the federal experts. That is all Hawaii is asked to do. Uncle Sam comes in not to find fault but to find ways to help. Isn't that fair? Why should it be opposed? Star-Bulletin. " ' b one of the most sensible board of supervisors in the Territory, and the fact that the county engineer is a man who knows his business and Is held to account for his road3. In other words, the supervisors know enough to leave him alone, yet to keep absolute tab on his work. The supervisors' on Kauai are practical business men, everyone of them, and not an engineer, nor a road builder, nor do they make any pretense to run round in an old rattletrap bus wagon, pok'.ng their noses into matters or which they know absolutely nothing. They pay their engineer a salary com mensurate with his duties and then expect him to "deliver the goods." The result is a system of reads which cannot be excelled in any part of the world. Kauai certainly has a right to boast of her good roads only she should realize that there are a lot of others less fortunate in this respect and whose feelings should be regarded as worthy of consideration. Hilo Post. Must Have Been Joking Senator Robinson of Maui says the prohibition bill Is not "bone-dry." It is as "bone-dry" as common-sense al lows. Under its terms liquor can be imported and sold only for medicinal, sacramental and scientific purposes. To prevent such uses would be carry ing the issue to the point of bigotry. The bill recognizes that there are certain legitimate uses for alcohol and does not propose to be fanatical about It. The Maul Senator's objec tion can hardly be seriously made. Star-Bulletin. Election Postponed And What It Can Mean To men such as County Treasurer Charles H. Swain, County Auditor Sam Spencer and County Clerk Archie Hapai, the postponement of the election until June can be of no importance as each of these offi cials has filled his office with credit and distinction and as a result will undoubtedly receive the unanimous support of the people In the coming election. But as to the political factions whose members are now occupying the stage of ridiculousness over the coming event, it is different. Will they get wise and come out In a straight, clean campaign for re-election? Prove themselves men for whom it would do us honor to sup port? Or, will they not heed the warn ing but use the extra time as an op portunity to strengthen the cursed political machinery which has always been a pitfall to manhood? Let us hope that the extra time allowed, will prove beneficial to all alike, and that more sanity and less factionism will mark the approaching campaign. Hi lo Post. Senate Bill 31, providing that coun ty auditors expert the books of ail county offices, is one of the most oois mendable actions taken during the present session of legislature. Now then if a law providing that some ex pert auditor do up the auditor's books annually, there would be little cause for a repetition of the pathetic inci dent in connection with Hilo history of a few year's since. Hilo Post Maui and Kauai, thru their respec tive newspapers, are having much to say on the road question. As a matter of fact both islands aro for tunate hi having excellent roads, so what's the use to get Into a fuss about it. Kauai has its good roads first of all from the reason of its having Consolation Visitor "It's a terrible war, this, young man a terrible war." Mike (badly wounded " 'TIs that, sor a tirrible warr. But 'tis better than no warr at all." Punch. Costly Words "111 give that waiter," said a customer in a quick-lunch room, "an order that will simply paralize him. "What will you have, sir?" presently asked the waiter. "Bring me," said the would-be tor mentor, "some verulam and owa." "Yessir." And the waiter, a seedy- looking man, went away with a twinkle in his eye, and returned with a large plate of something hot. "Here y'are," he said. "Eggs and bacon. In ordinary English a shillng, but in classic form three-and-six. 'Ver ba- rebus aptare,' as we used to say at college. Anything else, sir? Tit-Bits. : CASH : Not Always Necessary in ordering shoes from our large B ivinter stock. Footwear will be send on approval, if you have established an account rvith us. It will be well to do so now. 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UiJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ( To Honolulu and Hilo. To Honolulu and Kahulul. Uime 3able3Cahului Slailroad Co. Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday) J, f . The following; schedule went into effect June 4th, 1913. i " TOWARDS WAILUKU 9 7 5 I S J i ,i,U,e Miles 3 33 3 3 i 5 8 42 6 35 , . 5 S3 3 20 i 158 306 25 5-3 5 20 3 17 8 27 12. o 5 103 07 8 17 5 093 05 8 15 8.4 5 00 55 8 t5 5.5 4 5 2 53 8 03 5 2 47 7 57 4 Si 2 46 756 3,4 4 45 4 7 5 4 44 39 7 49 X" 4 40 2 35 7 45 o STATIONS A..Wiluku..L L.. ..A .. Kahulul .. A L L" Spreck- "A A.'. elSTille Tl L.. ..A Faia A .X, L- Hma- A "kuapoko "k U. A Pauwela A .X, TOWARDS HAIKU DlsUncs Miles o 3-3 6.9 9-8 11.9 13-9 153 6 40 6 50' 6 52 7 02 7 3 7 15 7 17 7 4 7 5 7 33 7 35 7 40I L.. Haiku ..A PUUNENE DIVISION 4 . i 8 50 J 3 3 35 3 38 9 00 1 40 3 43 5 4 1 42 3 47 1 52 3 57 t 53 3 58 2 05 4 10 2 07 4 I ...... 2 144 19 2 15 4 20 2 23 4 28 a '5 4 3 2 30 4 35 ....... TOWARDS PUUNENE TOWARDS KAHULUI 1 I 2 I 4 PlSMHttf jittltr JitlllCI STATIONS tUlcl fMHItir Pcr.t J- L.Kahml..A-Jjy ZJLZ 2 50 6 00 . 0 A ruunene t 2. 5 6 22 3 15 -JgLpO.-6JQ2 j A"ruuPene-L o 6 12 3 05 SOMETHING NEW GET A KODAK BANK BY MAIL Send us a dime and we'll aend you one of these neat little pocket savings banks. Put your dimes Into It, and before you know it you will have enough to buy a regular Eastman Cam era or Kodak. And you will get your dime back, so the bank costs you nothing. Honolulu Photo Supply Company Fort Street HONOLULU All train, ri.ll. . c.A I. A Special Train (Labor Train) will leare Wailuku daily, except 8un4rs at 6:30 a, m., arming at Kahulul at 6:6 a. m.. and conneotlng wit the 6:00 a. m. train for Puunene. S. BAGGAGE KATES: 160 pounds of personal baggage will be tarried free of charge on each whole ticket, and 75 pounds on each half ticket, wkea baggage Is In charge of and on the same train as tke holder of the tlekel For excess baggage 26 cents per 100 pounds or part thereof will fee charged. For Ticket Fares and other Information see Local Passenger Tarlf L C. 0. No. I. or Inquire at any of the Depots. Gas Generating Plants FOR ISOLATED HOMES AND PLANTATION CAMPS. MAKES GAS FOR COOKING AND LIGHTING. REDUCES LARGE ANNUAL FUEL EXPENSE IN LABOR CAMPS. Distributors Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd. ENGINEERS ' HONOLULU t.