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Kilmunrf H. Hurt. Clerk Circuit Court. Wallnltu
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" J. Kalama, " 1 Hana
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" Kaboohalanala, " ' Lnnal
L. M. Baldwin, Sheriff, Wailultu
W. E. SafTnry,. Djputy Shontl Wnlluku
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W. T. Koliloson, Tax Assessor, walluku
I I. N. K. Krtolu, Deputy Aasosw Wailuku
i Gotirun Copp, r" " Pala
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M. H. Router, " " Uana
J . Tho Mews U:is never coutcr. 1 id that a large immigration of
ft-nv-ers from the mainland s.lion'1 beinducod to cometo thelslands,
p -itb?r lias it contended that small farming would be so easy or
profitable hsro as it is in some localities on the mainland. But
fiis paper does contend that tl i re are dosiiable areas on Maui
which could be profitably cultivated to diversified crops of vege
table, cm reals (i ad fruits. Ono man in the Paia district, whom
the News can and will name, if necessary, is successfully growing
potntoes under an intelligent system of cultivation, and is also
jjnaking money in the poultry Lii.-incss. What ono man lias done
.another can do, und it is only a question of time until there are
scores of successful small farms in the higher al:itudes'of central
Maui. The extracts from the address of Mr. Rhodes, found in an
other column, overdraw the picture, but nevertheless there is i.
sure field for successful small farming on ceutral Maui, so soon as
j.Ue right men take hold of it.
Va. Week by woe'.c the news fl. ishe3 over the Isliads from the
ia inland that raw suar is advancing in prico. As a . natural se
Hjuenno tho price of stocks is mounting upward. On January 1,
Maui's leading plantation will declare a dividend, and one by one
every reputable plantu-iion on the Islands will follow suit. Indica
tions are that sugar will maintain an average high price, and if so,
sugar stocks will be in demand as investments in all the principal
money centers iu the Stales. Another encouraging feature is that
) i Oahu one plantation has arranged to retina its own raw sugar,
.and it is only a question of time till tho bulk of the sugar crown
iiere will bo : refined before shipment. The trust cannot
.prevent this, and will be compelled in self protection to handle our
.'?! The Advertiser, Star and Uilo Herald are jumping up and
U iwn on the Inter Island Wireless service, and the News calls u
Ji ilt in the matter. It is true that in the inception of wireless ser
vice, there were plenty of hitches and delays, which was only
. natural in the establishment of o new and not well understood ser
vice. But thanks to the indominable energy and skill of Mr. Fred
Cross, aided' by the persistent efforts of the other backers of the
e itijrprise. the wireless system has been working for months past
without a flaw. True there was a delay on the day after election,
h it that was caused by a tangling of land '.vires between., Honolulu
1 tuu uai ui a i unii. auc truviuaa t'i vicu if till riant, Bntl HIP
Jire.ss above all others should stop all uncalled for kicking.
None save those who desire to do so could possibly have
iKiisinterpreted the spirit and meaning of last week's editorial rel
ative to the Wailuku Improvement Association, yet some profess
it a believe that through the medium of tho Association, W'uiluku is
trying to build up at tho expenso of the other portions of Maui.
Buppose that the people of Honolulu or Hilo should organize a local
.improvemant association for the purpose of building up and im
proving ttie sanitary, moral and linancial condition of their respec
tive cities, neither Oahu nor Haw ui would desire to bi included as
,n w hole, and it is singular that Wailuku, which so needs the benef
icent work uf such an orgauizali .n, cannot be allowed to proceed
with it and escape the charge of ulfishness.
't ', The labor question in Austr.ilasia is becoming acute, and the
planters ad farmers aro actively discussing the subject with the
View of reaching a definite settlement. The consensus of opinion
reached seems to be that a.; reliance on white lab -r alone would
prove disastrous, aud a request is uiadfora modification of the
Pacific .Island Laborers' Act, p-issediu 1901, which will permit of
tho continuance cf p. number of I'acific Island laborers now employ
ed, it b;ing claimed that the drink habit is what principally tends
to ucfit white labor. Wnile the conditions hero aro in many
respects radically different from those which prevail in Austral-
,uia. still tne policy adopted there will in some respects throw light
on the metnods to be adopted hero.
'. Apropos school matters, a teacher who deservedly stands
in the front ranic of Maui teachers said to the News man recently;
"The class of children ono has to teach here has somethiug to do
with tha results obtained. " That this is painfully true is beyond
question, and one can' appreciate it by readiug the roll-call book on
tood'skof tlwavjraga teachor, where are found tho names ol
hanles, llawaiiuns. Japanese, Chinese, Forto-Wcans, a mixed class
of children with each a mother tongue which is uukuown either to
:t he teacher or tho children of a different race. Due allowance
should be made for this obstacle, but still children are adaptable,
.and .the-skillful and patient teacher can secure results, even if he
-cannot supply brains.
jj The actum of Governor Cartel anJ High Sheriff Henry with
deference to Sunday observance is attracting much atteutiou and
.adverse criticism, and thoso who perhaps desire it are predicting
that the territorial Sunday laws are to be repealed. But this would
not do at all. There is such a thing us too strenuous an observance
.f the Sabbath Day, still no observance whatever of it save tha!
prompted by individual cousclen.o would bring ubo.it a far Wursc
.oojiditioa. Th9 legislaturo can do no better than leave our Sunday
kw alone, and rest the matter in tho hauds of the executive. The
.News has encouraged Sunday baseball, believiug it a harmless
Amusement, but we can better do without .baseball .than, without
White Lubor In Australia. j
I3nM!KBt Oct. 25-A cosifercrce
of 8')rnr-iroK-pi"s was htiil a'
I'ownsville toi1iiy to consider tin
practicability of carryine on wilh
vl He lnbor, with y vkuv.of laying be
fore the Federal Government the ex
perience so far gained utidfcr the
conditions Imposed l.'y the fi.-deral
legislation, and to make sugges'ions
relative to vhe future labor require
ment of the industry. Represents
tives were present from the follow
ing: Mossman, Mulgrave, Herbert
River, Johnstone River, Burdikln,
rjrown, Proserpine, Mackay, Pioneer
River, Lower Burdikln, ond Fairy
mead. A number of others interest
ed in 11)0 industry wore also present,
including Dr. Maxwell, Dlrpctoi of
th ! Suirar Experiment Station. Mr.
Priteliard, chairman of the Towns
viile Chamber of Comttf rce, presided,
and welcomed the delegates .
Mr. P. Peterson ( Mulgraw) mov
ed the first resolution: ''That the
conference having bad long and
practical cxperi ncc of the develop
ment of tropical Queensland, ftflirint.
that the maintenance and epansion
of tropical agriculture are absolutely
essential to the coniinu.'d settlement
and development to the white vm
lation of the tropical parts of Austra
lia;lhat in consequence of the unrest
caused by the existing policy of the
Commonwealth considerable areas of
land in trop'cal Queensland are al
ready passing into the occupation of
Ciiintse and other Asiatics for the
purpose of sugar-growing: that in
the absence of a permanent settle
rr.ent of the future altitude of J,he
Commonwealth towards tropical
agriculture on lines calculated to es
tablish the same o.i sound ba.sis, the
whole tropical portion of Qne nsland
will eventually p iss into the hands of
Asiatics: that the- Federal Govern
ment be urged to take Immediate
steps for the appoiutmentof a Royal
Commission to t'. oroughlv investigate
and report upon the present posi
tion anu pronecti ot t:ie sugar in
dustry, esp-.'ci.lly as regards the
question of labor for working the in
M r. Chataway ( Mackey), speak
ing to the motion, said people wt re
being harassed 1 1 tht north through
the depriation of suitable labor to as
sist them iu the cultivation of land,
farmers were being driven away and
were taking up land in the south, '.he
Asiatic fanner was settling on the
land every day, and the position wai
developing into a decided menace,
400,000 Japanese would beoisbanded
at the end of the war, and these may
follow the Chinamen to Australia ie
search of cultivable land, Australia
may thus find herself m a position
from which the motl.er country
would be uuablo to extricate her.
The motion wa' seconded by Mr.
Horton ( Johnston River ).
Mr. Sliannon ( Mack ay) said he was
hostile to the motion. He had found
white labor an unqualified success.
Sooner than return to the old condi
tions he would cease cane growing
altogether. He could not see how
the introduition of more colored la.
bor would tend to prevent Asiatic
nnming here. Tho principle of whita
labor had not had a fair trial.
( Voices: Yes, it has. ) Tlie Makay
district vvasovi rruu with white, labor.
So was Bundabrg. He was per
fecMy satisfied with the results ol
white labor. He .'jot men to work
for 27s. 6d. per week, and tho . worked
well without a bread for nine wm-ks.
Mr. D Jtinelly (Mossm m) vaid ihuro
was a marked difference between
Mackay and Mossman, and ho was
inclined to suggest that the clor
line be drawn. They advertised in
tie southern paper for cane-cutters,
and only one small gang respouded.
If colored labor was abolished there
would be a number of white unem
ployed farmers iu North Queensland.
Mr. A. J. Dravei (Mu.,-ravc)
believed that without proteulii n they
could fight outsiders for the K cal su
gar market, provided they were al
lowed to leta'.u ahec labor.
Mr! Sway ne (Mackay) said it was
premature to say that white labor
was successful in his district.
Several other delegates supported
the motiun, which was eventually carried.
Tho fulliwlu resolution was alio
"That la the opiniou of the coufe
ence the extent of the industry and
its prospective developments require
that the Pacific Island Laborers' Act.
1901, be amended so as to provide for
the continuance of a number of Pacific
Island laborers uo.v employed in tha
industry, aud that the Federal Gov
ernment bo requested to take the
necessary steps to give legal effect
to this resolution."
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