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Last week's Hawaii Herald devotes several columns to the
proposed new party to be organized on Hawaii. Doubtless the
Hawaiians feel some dissatisfaction at the political results so far
achieved by their representatives, but it is chimerical to suppose
that that the Hawaiians can at the present time unite in support of
any set of principles, no matter how ardently they may advocate
them. The cohesion to be effected is that wrought by a party
leader who is strong, shrewd and popular enough to hold them
together. So far, Robert Wilcox is the only man who has devel
oped strength enough to hold the Hawaiians together. Remove
Wilcox from the leadership, and the Hawaiians would split up into
innumerable factions. This will happen as soon as the Hawaiians
really undoi-stand the hollowness of Wilcox's pretention, and out
of the chaos which will follow, anew composite party will spring
up which will givo to the territory the progressive and American
form of government which is most desirable.
The Sugar Situation.
The following two articles, one
from the Boston Transcript and the
other from the Omaha Boe, are full
of suggestive matter, and they also
represent the consensus of opinion
both in the eastern and western por
tions of the United States concern
ing the future of the sugar interests.
BEET SUG1R PROFIT.
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than exists at the
It is too soon by many yoars yet to discuss seriously what
lines of industries shall be developed to succeed the sugar indus
try, but when that time does come, if ever, the question will settle
itself readily. With all the cane laud and its water supply throw
open to new comers in smaller or larger rentals, farmers from te
Coast would flock to the Islands in shoals from the SgSatl(j
yankee ingenuity and thrift would soon develop new " pr'0flta.
Die industries tnat would malie a veritable paradise f thQ islands
iuu LllullLV tiUUl UAJJU.IUS YVUU1U ilUK uw eu mfrQ foufc it WOUld
Vf! Itinro t.hnvrmo-Vil tr rHcf-ril-intor! vwnrl nitin- o fa.' a '
7.;: 0 r Ufe more prosperous
P,. .Plansarebej prepared in Honolulu for a new and commo
dious courhoi;(ie a ,d ja11 iQ Wa;ioku, and possibly plans are also
being Prerrea jn Honolulu to raise the money necessary to pay
for thi sorely needed improvement. But the proposition to build
x Ji the site of the old court-house is a dubious one. The jail and
'.,ae public scnool snouict not stand side ty side. A new and more
central site should be selected for the court-house, and on its
present site an industrial high school should be erected. At the
same time the present grammar school building should be replaced
with a new one.
The Southern papers are publish
ing accounts now ot tne present
sugar crop which indicate that the
fears expressed over the backward
ness of tho season at the time that
planting was going on were not well
grounded. The cane has made rapid
progress of late and while the season
will doubtless be a little later than
usual the yield it is expected will be
sa tisfactory. The appearance of the
fields, it is said, warrants this con
clusion and furnishes a gratifying
change upon the conditions that have
prevailed the past three seasons. An
avcrago crop, now would prove a
godsend to the planters, who feel
with it and good prices they would
be so placed financially as to be able
to face the- threatened legislation
bearing upon. the sugai duties in the
next Congress. r "'
More in fact derj;3 vpon the
present rp of domestic cane sugar
tufr has been the case for a long
time and this is understood by the
Louisiana planters, who are confront
ed with tho fact that wh&reas sixty
years, ago less than 5 per cent of the
world's supply of sugar was derived
from beets last year .nearly l per
cent came from this source. Whether
beet growing will ever becomo so
profitable an, industry here to
make it an attractive pursu' t for
any great number of farmers remains
to be seen. They are not taking
kindly to it to any extent as yet
and while there have been iu the ag
gregate a good many tons raised
there are, it would, seem, more a-
32 In the sugar war nox prevailing in the United States, the
Islands may be made to s&er, but one thing is reasonably sure,
and tnat is tnat tne Deet sugar interests and tne Louisiana cane
; sugar interests will be arrayed solidly against the admission of
free sugar from Cuba, Porto Rbo and the Philippines. Of course
there is a possibility that Cuba may bo annexed outright to the
United States, but until that is done, Hawaii has nothing to fear
n 1 1 J. I 1 a J. J 1 1 1 . 1
irom LUDa, Decause me ueei ougur interests win oe protected in
spite of all efforts of the sugar trust to let clown the bars.
S2? Thersis no doubt but that a special session of the legislature
could be made fruitful of much financial benefit to tho territory
and under ordinary circumstances, it would be quite proper to call
one. But with the personnel of the present legislature, it would, to
say the least, be a doubtful experiment. However the leaders of
the home rule party show indications of becoming more conserva
tive, and under tho stress of affairs, it is possible that Governor
Pole and the home rulers may reach an understanding which
will result in an extra session.
J The "Home Rule Republican" says out of the English sido of
its mouth, "While we are about it we sound the heart-thrilling note
f wa' 'ng to our opponents tadesist from a campaign of falsify
ing and prevarication, for their fate would surely then bo sealed."
Jes' so, jes' so, Meheula. aole o'u hoopunipuni, unless it be about
i a. x i. i i. i ...
our genealogy, iou nave got to wiuen us mere, Decause it is
getting to be the proper caper now to have descended from
Kamehameha, and the temptation may overcome us.
f Among our this week's exchanges appears the initial number
of the "Home Rule Republican," a hapahaole paper published by
Mrs. E. W, Wilcox at Honolulu with Solomon Meheula at the edi
torial table. This is a bi-weekly paper, and beyond doabt will be
the official organ of the Home:Rule party. The News cheerfully
extends aloha to the new paper, and gracefully surrenders the hon
or of being the "baby paper of the Islands," to its younger sister.
3$ The wrong conception of the Islands which exists in the minds
of the majority of the people of the United States develops amusing
phases at times, as was illustrated at the recent meeting ' of the
bishops in Sau Francisco. Many of them supposed that a minister
could hold morning services in Honolulu, run over tj Maui for
afternoon services and reach Hawaii in time for evensong,
gjs The jnews nas not nesitated to give raigiana good advice in
reference to the Boer war, and will continue to do so . whenever
necessary. At present the proper thing to do is to repeat the his
: tory of Acadia, until nota single Boor Gabriel or EvangeHno is left
in Trrrsvaai. Uhat be-Mj doe, tho lioer war will cease to be
nuibunce, even to Winston Churchill.
One of them who recent'y returned
from New York learned while there
that heavy investments are being
made in Cuba'i lands, tho ' investors
expecting that reciprocity arrange
ments will be made with Cuba which
.will result in rapidly developing
sugar production in the island and
make their investments very profit
able. It was also learned that Amer
ican influences arc now being exert
ed to their utmost in favor of annoxa
tion. The Louisiana sugar planters say
that if the raw sugar of Cuba .should
be admitted to tho American market
free or at a merely nominal duty
their industry could not survive the
competition. They declare that under
present conditions they cannot pro
duce sugar to competo with the Cuban
product if such tariff concession is
given it as is asked. If this is truo
of the cane sngar interest, of which
they there can bo no reasonable
doubt, manifestly tho beet sugar-industry
could not susvivo the compe
tition of free or practically free Cuban
sugar, since it costs more to the
produce best sugar than cane sugar
in this country.
The cane sugar and the beet sugar
producers will unite in opposing the
trust scheme for free cuban sugar or
for placing merely nominal duty on
that sugar. They may be willing to
have some tariff concessions made,
but they will insist that shall continue
o have a measure oKryQctb:r;"Sl
least sufficient to enable them to live.
It may not bo a simple matter to
determine just how much protection
this will require, but it ought to be
safe to assume that Congress will bo
disposed to determine the question
with a view to conserving the home
industries and nromotins further
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development. When the matter comes LAltGE STOCK.
on for decision it is not what the
Cuban sugar crowers and their
American ally, the Sugar Trust,
desire, but what tho American sugar
producers think they can stand, that
should have the greater weight.
As to annexation, there is no doubt
that American influences are being
exerted in favor of it, but we do not
think there is any immediate danger
of this. The number of anuexation
advocates it this country is not so
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baudonments of the experiment than
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Recently the news despatches told . J, 1 ,
maioritv of the oeonle desire that
Cubans shall have a full and fair
of tho dismantling of one pt the larg
est refineries in the West adapted to
the manufacturing of sugar from
beets at a cost of $320,000. iov no
U L 11 V i rCUSUU mo L..Utl 4. r
ghbor hood could uot be induced . Smx
can industries subject to Cuban corn-
opportunity to test
Nor is it to be
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petition. Certainly this is . tho feel
ing in th South and the West, and
those sections will bo united in op
posing any policy that would imperil
those industries . Omaha Bee.
PACIFIC UNION OIL CO.
to raise adequate supplies ol the raw
material. ' It is noticed in this con
nection that last year this factory,
which was located in Michigan, had
to 'o into Indiana, about 100 miles
away, tomake its contracts for beets.
The surprising part of the whole
matter is the persistency with - hicL
the advisers of the farmers holu up
to them the advantages and profits
to be derived frojn this branch of a;
The Secretarv of Agriculture has
been particularly enthusiastic as re
gards the future of sugar-beet cul
ture. Quite recently he advised the rounded by as.ric'upil producing wells
planting of this cropf in place of. corn rs there are in tho State, yielding
in sections where the cereal suftered frora 50 to 250 barrels Der dav.
the most from drouth last summej. Contract prices for oil at the Coal-
The farmers are, however, finding inKa wells, 70 cents per barrel.
out tne irum iur tucuuioivoa uuu hi w ith twentv-nve prociucins wells
is unfortunately at a loss of time and 0f 100 barrels each per day, you can
energy, if not money, for which there mae vour own calculation a3 to
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seems to bo no compensation except profits.
(Formerly Head Carpenter ot Klhet.)
Located in the Famous Coalina
Oil Ffclds oi Cnliiopnio.
Has located at Wailuku. Building
Contracts taken in all parts
of the Island. A large force
of skilled assistants always
P. O. Box C3 Tel. No. 203
Proven oil 1?. 1, completely sur-
it be to deter others from going into
so unprofitable a venture. Sometime
perhaps Secretary Wilson also may
realize its futility and thus save fur
ther loss to those who look upou the
Govemment'reports as the embodi
ment of sound knowledge and the
vehicle for disseminating pratical
English capitalists gave up long
aero the attempt to produce beet
sugar. Members of the aristocracy
contributed generously that the far
mers planting the beet crops ex:
perimentally Bhould not suffer loss
but the business failed to appeal to
The oil industry of California is in
its infancy, yea many ifortunes have
been mado by judicious and lucky in
vestments in oil stock. Many more
will be made in the near future.
The average advance on original
sale of oil stock in twenty leading
companies in California has been
from $1 to $108 per share.
Oil lands have advanced.from$1.25
to $1,000 and $2,000 per acre.
When the Pacific Union Oil Com
pany has a number producing wells
on its property, its stock will have
the Same show for even the greate r,
advance, as some oil stock has ad-
And Dcaicia n
them just as the possibilities of prolit vanoe;l from $1 to $1,500 per share.
from it have failed to Impress our The Pacific Union Oil Company has
farmers in the West. What influences no 6aiaried officers, and is controlled
may be brought to bear to change by well-known genetlemen of in teg ri
this condition oi tmngs remains to oe tv wllo w;n sce ,tbat tho monev de
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seen. At present it would seem as rived froin tjie saie 0f stock will be
though nothing 6hort of an artificial legitimately applied to tho develop
stunulus can make sugar beet grow- m.lt nf its nropertv.
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ing the success here winch it was
once confidnetly belieted it would be,
Sugar Planter Alarmed.
The Louisiana sa'p'anters aro
raanifesting'alaVn . at t.ie possibility
of tariff concessions 40, Cuban sugar
J7hiF.wov1d'bbe de rue i & to the
ca e eugar Liutisiry iathia coju' ry.
For further information, apply to
J. H- FISHER & Co., Stock and
Bond Brokers, and Hawaiian agents
for the sale of a limited amount of
Pacific Union Oil Company stock.
Stangewald building, Merchant
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