Newspaper Page Text
HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, TTESDAY, FEB. 4, 1013.
SUGAR TARIFF; HEARING BEFORE II
KliTFEE ON VAYS ID IIS L
5 Miles an Hour,
To S3 Miles in Seconds
torn Standing Start
In Your Search
FOR TOG8 AND THINGS,
HAVE YOU .FOUND AN AS
SORTMENT THAT COM FA RES
WITH OURS IN ANY RE
UNDERWEAR APPEALS TO
MEN IN SEARCH OF COM
PORT. ' WE SUPPLY IT.
THE STYLE CENTER
vFart and Merchant Streets -
Officer of Trust Opposes Free'over cai) ta5i1 There is no sock,
9imaPRpiof CilaH fr UA 'on the mj,k(t-a nie- tlPan business
ougar uner Piled for Ha-, -one in which a man u;tn ai
Favor of Protection ntver &et o,,t f. -ess sou out.
Described as Able
From the report of a representative
nf Willett & Gray, who'was present
u the sugar tariff hearing, the foJ low
ins extrac's are taken:
The bearing of the susar tariff, be
fore the committee of ways and mean
of the House of Representatives, took
l:ce on January 15, at Washington,
&-room bouse close to car, Kaimuki,
fornifthed, handsome Interior finfsh,
targata foe 3000. .
Ualdeyer & WhitaKer.
Cor. Hotel & Union
: TeL 4385
r it t . . rt- : ...
W. C. A CHI,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Kapiotanl Building Honolulu, T. H.
u . P. O. Box 606V.
PARCEL DELIVERY PHONES
YOUNG LAUrYJ PHOfjKU
- , ... -, .- ... .. . ',
In Button Boots stands for the
newest. We have these in
Black Vicl Kid $5.00
Black DuH Calf $9.00
Black Dull Calf 64.00
They make you feel younger..
Shoe Co., Ltd.
. 1031 Fort St Phoaea7S2
fmporter Fort St
For GENERAL OFFICE ST A
TIONERY and FILING 8Y6
TEMS call or writ to us and
wo will fill your wants.
OfflCE SDFPLI CO., LTD,
t31 FORT -STREET
TO CURE A CGLO R ISE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine
Tablets. All druggists refund
the money if it fails to cure.
E. W. Grove's signature is an
each box .
PARIS MEDICUiB CO. St. Lou. U 8
I read It In the Star-Bulletln. It
mast be go.
Only seven hours were given by the
committee, which was eniirely inade
quate for the presentation of evidence
: nd briefs by the number of represen
tatives of the various sugar interests
wishing to be heard. Louisiana had a
L.ipe delegation. The beet sugar fac-
torles had their most prominent man
agers present from Utah. Idaho. Oolo
i.trfo. Michigan. Whconsln. California
and elsewhere, but as not all couid be
hKrd, they delegated ones to repre
sent alL Farmers were present in
' numbers, too many to give each an ot
portumty to speak, cane refiners, also,
bad several representatives on hand.
It .seems to be the consensus of
opinion that but little benefit can
come of this superficial hearing, as far
as the action aof (the House is con
cerned, it being conceded that the
House is bound to pass a free duty
bill. leaving the Senate and confer
ence committee of Senate and House
to compromise on a fchedule provld
ii.g for a duty, but substantially lesB
Dun present rate.
We attended the hearing and made
the- following- notes:
Free Sugar Proponents.
Frank C. Lowry. representing the
Federal Sugar Refining Co. and the
committee of wholesale grocers who.
advocated free sugar, or a large re
daction from the present duty of $1.10
per 100 lbs. on refined and $1,685 per
HO lbs. on 90 deg. rawB from foreign
countries, to 62c. per 100 lbs. on 100
deg. test refined and 60c. per 100 lbs.
ca 100 dee;, test raws, reducing the
rate .006c. per degree for each degree
downward, and with the rate on Cuba
sugar 29 per cent less. This he stated
would produce a revenue from sugar
of 119,330,600,' and protect the domes
tic industries to the same amount and
care to consumers $89,988,230 per an
nrm In their cost of sugar. If further
revenue from sugar Is required he rec
ommended a consumption tax of 23c.
per 100 lbs. on all sugar, raw or refin
ed, going lato direct consumption.
This consumption tax would Jiot apply
t raw sugars going Into refineries
which sugar had paid the import duty.
"Mr. Lowry thought such a tariff
would not prevent the Increase of the
beet sugar Industry, although it might
destroy-the Lauisiana cane industry,
which should look elsewhere for some
thing to replace it
Mr. Lowry sustained his- position
with facts and figures which ealled
forth much discussion and antagonism
between himself and some members
of the Committee. Mr.. Lowry occu
pied one hour and ten minutes, and
was. followed by Mr. Fernald, repre
senting the National Canners Associa
tion, who advocated free sugar or a
lower duty in the interest of canner
generally. He complained that Impedi
ments were in the way of his getting
the authorized drawback on the sugar
used In his manufactures. He used
ten minutes and fileda brief.
Wm. A. Jamison represented the Ar
hurkle Refinery and requested free
duty sugar; and filed a fcrief without
argument or reading tt.
Trust Man Opposes Free Sugar.
Edwin F. Atkins, Vice-President of
the American Sugar Refining Co., read
&- brief of the American Sugar Refin
ing Co. and filed it. "Mr. .Atkins was
questioned at considerable length by
the Committee ana, in. repiy 10 ques
tions, said he or his company were
not In favor of free sugar. That one
reason he appeared was ito contradict
reports that they were instigating the
agitation for free sugar in connection
with Mr. Lowry. That entire interest
of his company in beet factories is
about $22,000,000. That he personally
produces In Cuba about 22,000 tons or
sugar on 20,000 to 30.000 acres of land
on an investment of 1 million dol-
rals. He never did ask, and would not
do to now. for free sugar in the inter
est of Cuba and he considered the in
terests of cane refiners and Cuban
planters were identified as to tariff.
James H. Post, representing the Na
tional Sugar Refining Co., stated that
he was opposed to free sugar and far
ced a moderate reduction of duties
and filed a brief opposed, to free sugar
and favored a moderate reduction of
Wm. I. Biss. of San Domingo, ad
vocated a sugar schedule beginning at
1.30 per 100. lbs. for 100 degree raws
and refined and increasing (not de
creasing) 5 cents per 100 lbs. for
every degree down, say 9o degree at
$1.&5, 94 degree at $1.60. and so on.
also doing away with the No. 16
Dutch Standard snd branding clauses.
Louisiana Man Heard.
R. E;. Milling, representing Louisi
ana sugar industry, made a long argu
ment quoting ihe Democratic platform
as sgainst injuring or destroying any
Mr. Harrison of the committee, ask
ed if the committee is not under ob
ligation to destroy any illegitimate in
dustry, and If Louisiana sugar is not
ar "illegitimate" industry. '
Milling replied tbat if the commit
tee decided it nas illegal, to wij e i
out. and added it is (aid here that I
Louisiana cannot make more sugar
than 100 years ago. It is true that
Ixmisiana has progressed by slow de
grees, but ihe industry is in the hands
of small planters who work all the
year round and no day in which a man
is not earning his living. There is not
a sugar corporation in Louisiana that is
A (ommittdce man remarked: "I-g-i'irua
e. economically until liquidated. "'
Miller Thfre Is not a suscar plan'-
er, unlra? a spy, who is a party to the j
Sugnr Trust. The Sugar Trust have '
been masters of our sugar Indurtry. I
Ifve dropped prices that drove us out !
of the niarkrt. Blacklisted our solera j
for selling others. There are no rela
tions between Louisiana planter: sni
tne Sugar Trust, so that being "lcgiti-
mater' in thar eense.is not connect
with" them. Wc say we come within
the meaning of the Democratic plat
lne effect or free sur-r would cut
ii5 out of exk tence of a very larse r-r
f'uetion would put us out of business
If raws sell at 2.60?. we wojKI Ivk
I r-ont per lb. of cost of utodiction.
Committee flsked does not that
rai- the question of ic?itit i;n ?
Mining In 170 s-?a- solrl ;t HUc.
K.r lb., now at 3.75c. to 4c. If there
had been no domes ic production
would sugar be selling at 4c.
n I A A . .
" oramuw ir imsr. controls, you
furnish an argument ror fr s"i:nr.
when yen ry sugar is a trust cou
Millin.7 When the truxt gets rid ot
the domestic competition they woiild
control nrim of tuear.
Committee .they went ou
beets to control that industry.
Milling Eut rs to the future of
1-ouisiana sugar Louisisna has given
be country all its improvement in
We have now a vast area of rich
lands about ro be developed in sugar
culture, which we believe will redude
our cost to production by raising 20 to
?0 tons per acre, insteadtof 17 tons in
cus old soils close to the bank of fhe
If duties can remain unchanged we
can give the country sugar from these
lands much cheaty" thn now. Sugir
ir the cheapert thing in the coun'ry.
Let is ro along for a few ve?rs and le
us see' if we cannot reduce the cost in
10 years tr2ic. per lb.
Beet Suqar Interest.
Mr. Carey, of Baltimore, represent
ing a Colorado beet factory, made a
political argument in favor of present
Mr. Palmer, secretary of Beet Sugar
Association, compared low prices of
sugar with other articles by preeent
saes and give figures showine the ad
vantage of growing sugar beets and
rotating with other crops.
E. L. Wemple, sales roanagpr for tfc
Warner refinery, filed a brief, object-
fTng fo. present dgtv and requesting re
d net ion of 1e per Jb or from 1.6J55 o
.CS5c per lb. 96 degree basis, on ion
oreferential sugars not above No. 16
D. S., and to .548c. oa Cuba sugar.
Present duty excessive snd Injurious
to consumption. Reduction would In
crease consumption br reducing cosf
of manufacture 55a to 60c per 100 lfcs.
and should be sufficient protection for
beet production, otherwise there Is a
ques'Ion as to the . healthfulnss of
that industry. He attacked the Brand
ing Clause and nnheld the No. 16 D. S.
"f dividing line between raw and re
fied. Mr. Hathaway, ' Secretary of fic?ii
fsn Sugar Co.. gave figures in contra
diction of a statement of Mr. Tyjwry
that New York is always the lowest
sugar market In the United States
from October to December, alt lower
than New York price of 4,90c. for cane
refined. He gave as a reason that
during that time 70 beet sugar factor
ies were competing against each other
aiid there were only 3 cane refiners
competing against them.
Mr. Wagner, beet tugar manufac
tu'er of Wisconsin, demonstrated
against excessive profits of beet fac
tories, and that 7 per cent covered
srch profits, ithat cost of manufacture
1.hs been cut VtC per lb in 9 years.
Said free sugar meant destruction.
tnu small reduction meant retarding
the beet Industry.
A representative from the Califor
nia industry-said California is largest
beet sugar State in Union. The charge
is made .that she sells sugar at high-e-
prices at home than elsewhere. She
produces more than can be consumed
at home and the surpluE ;nust be sol i
elsewhere at an immense cost of
freightage, and she would go out of
buslnes if she could not get these
high prices at home.
Hawaii's Able Plea.
Hawaii put in a brief fully and ahly.
covering the conditions of her indus
try ,and made no verbal statement
This completed the testimony except
as to farmers of whom several were
piesent having come a distance of
miles to be heard. Although the
chairman stated that all the time a!
lotted to sugar was exhausted, ye' ho
allowed thete farmers to be heard for
about half an hour.
One from Montana, owner of a farm
of 640 acres, including 250 acres of
beets, made a strong and interes'inc
statement of the advantage beet root
raising has been and is to all his
crops by rotation.
Other ' farmers from various States
ffl'owed with glowing accounts result
ing from the introduction of beet cul
ture into the country.
i Besides the actual witnesses present
at the hearing there were a larc num
ber of other representatives who are
interested in the matter.
Even tinker the limited roni:tion
the committee have secured a sreat
deal of information and opinions for
One pill alter each meal will
quickly build up tlie health run
down Fy worry, overwork or any
nnusnal drain on the system. One
box of Dr. Williams' I'ink Hlls
contains two weeks treatment.
Mrs. F. II. Mow, ot Whitehall,
Mich., pays: ' For ten years I
never knew a well day. The break
down was gradual at first, growing
more alarming and complicated as
the years went by. . It would bo
difficult to tell all the various ail
ments I had. I was sick al over.
I suffered intensely from stomach
and intestinal trouble. My entire
nervous system was completely
prostratM. Natural sleep I did not
know for years, existing only on
the sleep procured by drugs. I
was thin and exhausted and the
doctors pronounced me incurable.
There was a full feeling in my
stomach and food distressed me.
I seemed to get no benefit from the
food that I ate. I had a weak heart
which fluttered badly. I also had
headaches. I was so weak that I
could hardly he! p myself. One day
I decided to give Dr. Williams'
rink Pills a trial. I took the
pills faithfully three times a day,
also Wing careful to eat only good,
nourishing food, exercise in the
open air and to go to bed regular
ly. At the end of three months I
had gained surprisingly and at the
end of six months I was welL I
could sleep naturally and my stom
ach and head felt in a normal con
The booklet, "Building Up the
'Blood' is free upon reqnert.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold
at all druggists for 60cents per box;
six boxes, f 2.50, or direct by mail,
poet paid, by the
Dr.Trmiaros Medfcln rotnwiny,
Schenectady. V. T. -
Here is the Answer
to that oft asked question: '
"What will Howard E. Coffin do when he builds a
The "54" HUDSON answers the question everyone in
motordom has been asking for years. All know Howard E.
Cornn to be America's foremost engineer. His six famous
four-cylinder cars gained a reputation for him which led all to
expect a wonderful six from him. ,
But sixes are not like fours, as many a designer has learned
to his sorrow. Mr. Cotfio realized that and so instead cf at
tempting a six alone, he first secured as his associate, the
men who had already accomplished the most in six-cyhnder
designing. H men came from the leading factories of Europe
and America. There are 48 in all--represenriog 97 leading
motor car manufacturers. Combined they know just about
some sixes give less than 30 Increased power wftr
weight, and fuel and oil consumption are 60 grr '
the four. of same sueA to say nothing of the greater f
. Comfort Speed Completeness
The cushions of the "o4" HUDSON are TnrkUh t
inches-deepV ' Backs are hith, upholstery thie'-.
flexible and the car is so nicely balanced that it mi
worst roads at speed and with little discomfort to r
-On the IwiUnioolis .Speedway.a "54" fuQy eqir ,
ia? extra tires and four passengers, traveled 10mi
an hour. One year ago oo the same course a IZ :
forfeited because none of many of the best known
all that has been learned in motor car building. So the 54
HUDSON Mr. Ceffiasaaswwris the composite of what the sixes sixnilarry equtrrHU driven by fas c?r5v
most successful biJfldersVworktagt ;fi. : st. r.
U ijU ri it otl ( tv 1 1 m 31 M I n 4i
The Best Car They Know
It Is smooth an4 flexible the qualities fer which sixes; are
reall ouilt, and whcb inexperienced men seem unable to
obtain in. the sixes they buhVL : 1 - ' - '
It is mwtrful sneedv. beautiful, safe and comfortable.
j- Simplicity is a notable feature, and, economy ut Operation is
accomplished as it is in but a lew cars.
Not Just Two Cylinder Added
: to a "Four" : : -
Adding two cyl'1"1'. 10 a E1 four won't ri naajcet.
Every detail of motor car comfort htcdi.
- -. '- -" -
It is elect rically eelf tracking, has electric Y
nietcr, clock, top, rain vision windshield, cickrl ;
nungs-21 coats paint and-varnish body inh, .
rims 3fi4H-tires casoli&e tankr with mar.et;
rear, robe rails, curtains, acd .all tha-.spcintr-withtbehighesttypeocar.;f
J The price fdV eitlier opassengeTnrinj Car t
or 2-passcoscr Roadster is f2tS0; 7-passenfer Tc
poor six. Fours and sixes are entirely different. That U why , J2C0C; Coupe, jrjjO; Umouaine, VJ7W-4.o. D. 1.
f - See thc&riangleion the Radtater j z:t'-
nJjuils I LI
t: .1 .,'.
F. . HOWES Manager.
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONIS
MMnCD DDAKin MClAf. M A ME
jof San Francisco made another im
"Konohi Fat Choy" will be the-portant ruling 'last week in the
ant throughout the Chinese district In this instance his decision favors
this evening, for, beginning at 12 J John D. and Adolph B, Spreckels, de
o'clock the clanging of gongs and the- fendanta in a snit aafd'i trf - invnivA
poppingf fire-crackers will usher in ; about 25,000,000, which Rudolph and
the celestial celebration formerly ! Hliua A. Snrrkola ant Wmm r
tnown akthe CWne New.eal'utrTrla compel the return
which w)U "hereafter Le . called the of gifts valued at that- amount In
"Harvest" Pt1val." Dpanttft th fantlfntat urhtnti Worn triaf a iti a'avi A .
i -- - j - " , ' - I " w " V' s uwauv - Wlv UC1CUU"
4 that the republic of China haa adopt- ants by" tub late Claus Spreckels dar
ed the calendar or the Occident, the j fng his lifetime." They allege tho gifts
old customs which have long pre-j were made without the sanction of
vailed haye become embedded too Mrs. Claus Spreakels, and were taken
deep to be uprooted in a day, and the
greater part of this week will be a
The greater number of the Chinese
of Honolulu will observe tomorrow in
the old-fashioned way. and it has been
announced' that every Chinese shop
and place of business will be closed
in honor of the celebration for from
one to three days. The calls which
have marked the Chinese New 'Year
for a thousand years will be ex
changed tomorrow, and the residents
will appear in holiday' attire. The
children will be permitted to remain
away from school in order to take
part in the festivities and the usual
banquets will be given by the various
Chinese societies, i
from the community property,
The court, in -effect, held that al
though, the .gifts . apparency . were
made without Mrs.. Spreckels' sanc
tion, she did not exercise the legal
right, during her lifetime, to Invali
date them. Inasmuch as she did not
oppose the gifts, therefore her execu
tors, Rudolph and Claus A., could not
exercise the right after her death. It
Is understood this decision will in no
way affect the recent ruling of Circuit
Ji'dge H. W. Cooperi in Honolulu, sup
porting the claim of John D. and
Adolph n. Sprecke.ls to a share in the
estate in this city.
: m s
The eight . hour law for women- In
California may be made more drastic,
in that it will. If passed. Include
nurses and women employed. in can
neries, yho hitherto have not been
protected by5 the law.
The worst snowstorms In years In
fustaining the demurrer of defend- the Sierra mountains, haver caused
ants, giving them thirty daya in which j landslides, and such general damage
to amend their complaint and at the to the railroads that all trains leav
same time indicating that appeal frtfnl Mngr Sin' Francisco for' the north-and
his decision. should, be appealed J.lhfaMhyeheeheld up. JndeELulJeiy.
ANOTHER DECISION IN
SPRECKELS ESTATE CASE
-- i i . ... . SB .,.,
7 " r-
J ust ias gurelj ucrcliaii vL Kclli ng prob
lem is work for, Display. Adrcrtisin so jtmrs U
work for a classified iiolVliaijott have to sell
matters fess than hoia iccltybu utticrttte it!
Sometimes ita as easjr to sell a store, or a honsu
as to sell a second-hand piana Every "day the
warn, aus. are eciuug uiiugs uuu luey can serve
YOU! , ,yvy V'
State Mineralogist Storms of Cali
fornia declares that he was jobbed by
Governor Johnson because he wouldn't
keep on his payrool two incompetent
friends of Johnson's. One of tht
friends was an old lady, for whom
Johnson once won a fiH.OOO suit tor
! -. .....
ir.-.t ... -
7 -L r-is X-'o
If you knew that you could secure a single cooking product to take. the place of both
lard and butter, with even better results, would you not use it. You can be certain of
that very thing. - .
1 :i. ; .
Is better than lard for frying, because it cooks the foods so quickly that they are -
crisp and deliciously dry. -r;'.
Is better than laid for shortening because, being strictly vegetable, it makes a -much
better and more digestible crust than possibly can be secured with animal fat. v
Is better than butter for cake making because it is richer. Butter is nearly one
fifth water while .CRISUO is all shortening. r
Yet CRISCO costs less per pound than lard, and only half as much as butter. Jy
From every standpoint, CRISCO shouldbe your preferred cooking product and
lard and butter the substitutes. It will be if you try it. v
GET A PACKAGE FROM YOUR GROCER TODAY