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C? In a multituds of counsel there is safety. The views of
Paddy Ryan, a typical saloon man, on the liquor question, have
been supplemented by those of J. G. Roth (veil, a leading wholesale
.liquor merchant, and Judge Iloffgard, a District Magistrate. As
for Mr. Kothwell, it may be suggested that as he is interested m
the traflic, bis views may bo inliuenced by his wishes, still it must
be admitted that ho takes a common sense view of the question,
"while Judge IIolTgard offers a modified form of dispensary system.
It is not probable that a satisfactory dispensary system can be
devised for the Islands, and the views of Paddy Ryan and Mr.
'.Rothwell with such restrictions and safeguai-ds as are needed to
protect, tho consumers and the general public, should form a
safe guide for legislative action.
5I A modification of our tax system should be carefully con
sidered by the next legislature, and the people of the Islands should
consider the matter in advance of the meeting of the legislature
and prepare full reports on which the legislature can base its
action. For one thing, taxes should be made payable twice a
year, the specific tax in March and the property tax in November,
so as to prevent the tying up of the circulating medium for too
long a period. Then the income tax law should be amended. At
present it is unfair, as it is a burden unequally borne. Everyone
should pay au income tax on actual gross income, say one-eighth
or one-twelfth of one per cent, and if possible, property should
carry a slightly heavier tax.
The article in another column of this issue, taken from the
report of the Secretary of Agriculture, presents a startling view
of the enormous annual productions of the farms of the United
States, the money value of which is so vast that it is lost in a long
array of figures which run up into the billions. To this must be
added manufactured articles, the entire value of which is so great
as to be beyond intelligent conception when expressed in figures.
The annual productions being so stupeuduous, the cost of the
plant, or in other words the value of the entire property owned in
the United States which produces this wealth easily places the
"United States at the head of all nations in point of wealth.
35 The arrival of Robert Anderson at Nahiku on Wednesday of
this week should prove an epoch making date for Maui. The
object of Mr. Anderson's visit is to investigate the feasibility of
Tubber culture. Thanks to Mr. Hugh Howell of Maui, Mr. Ander
son's purposes will be greatly expedited. Some years since. Mr.
Howell secured and planted several varieties of rubber trees on
ISast Maui, all of which grew luxuriantly, and some of which are
already large enough to be tapped. It is further stated that the
rubber from some of the trees has been obtained, examined and
pronounced to be a high grade merchantable article. If so, a
new and most valuable industry has come to stay.
jQJ The proceedings of the Farmer's Institute of Hawaii, recently
held in Honolulu, a brief of the proceedings being given on the
first paee of this issue, plainly points out the road which we must
travel to success in the small industries. Of course the Islands
do not have a temperate zone climate, where corn, wheat, pump
kins, apples and ordinary garden truck are tho only staples.
Neither have we a tropic climate which excludes all the foregoing
products. The Islands are happily situated between the two, and
are for that reason richer in agricultural possibilities. Efforts
such as are being put forth by the Farmer's Institute are leading
us in the right direction.
jO The instance of the steamer Enterprise which advanced tbe
. freight on koa logs from Hilo to San Francisco from $7.50 to
$25 per thousand feet is tout one more outrage practiced on our
growing industries by . the carrying trade. Intra Island ex
actions are in many cases prohibitive, and the time will yet come
when those engaged in producing exports will be compelled to
combine and own their own shipping. This is a practicable prop
osition, and it seems to be the only way to hold in check the sea
robbers. There is capital enough on Maui to "put-one or two
little freight steamers in cfonrmission for trade to the coast, and
it may have to be done.- ' '
si a a
Qj Although the Japanese aje. "shooting up'' Port Arthur with
tbe freedom and abandon ofa. cow boy in an Arizona village, yet
with a tenacity which is ha) amusing despite its heroic and tragic
side. General S.toessel and his army of defenders are. begging for
more punishment. .They, are resolved, to exhaust the skill' and
energy of the Japanese at licking them, and further bloody stories
are' yet to be' written before tha. full moon flag -flies over the
bastions of Prt Arthur., This inability of recognizing when one
is beaten is what makes an enemy dangerous, and ' Kuropatkin's
mrmy might well ernulate the example of the now historic garrison
I Port Arthur. ... ,..
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jj Oar present road.sstern. .including the present method of
appointing roaj boards, js faulty, and in the county bill, the entire
matter should be furled pyer. to.
should prepare a.geperal system of,graded- improvements favor
ing no district above its needs. and its actual amount of travel.
Under such a-system, patchwork 6hculd find no place, further
than actually una voidable, and section .by section our roads should
"he built permailmtiy, under ti the advice of competent engineers.
True this might cost more at firsts but it .would;. be cheaper in
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hon. A . V. Krpnlknt, Circuit Judge, WhIIuku
Kdratinil H. Hurt. Clerk Circuit Court. Wnlhiku
Judge V". A. McKay Dist. Magistrate, Wniluku
" Chns. Copp, " Maknwao
" C. K. Lindsay, " " l.ahatria
" Ivunuknu, ' Houuaula
" J. Kalttrna, " 1 Hana
" Plimanu, " " Klpahuln
" McCorriston " 11 Molokai
" Kahoohalanala, " ' Lanal
L. M. Baldwin, Short!!, Walluku
W. E. Siiffery, Deputy ShenB Wailuku
Kdear Morton, " " Maknvrao
H. i Hose, " Lalialna
F. WIttrock, " ' liana
H. H Hitchcock, " ' Molokai
Levi Joseph " " Kipahulu
Captain Police. Wal'uku
H. Iwlona, " " Maknwao
f. K. Keaweheku, " " Laliaina
H. '.. Kalpo. " " Hana
J. H. Wilmington; ' Kalaupapa
W. T. Robinson, T!t Assessor, walluku
J. N. K . Keola, Deputy Assessor Walluku
A. F. Tnvnrcs 1
. Punn, " Lahaina
M. H. Router, " " Hana
the supervisors, who in turn1
UNCLE SAM'S FARM.
Products Run Into Billions. Eggs
Enough to Pay Interest on
The following is an extract from
the Report of tho United States Sec
retaryof Agriculture for 11)04, and
it briefly presents an idea of the
enormous annual agricultural pro
ducttons from Maine to California,
emphasizing the fact that tropical
islands productions are also to be
, After a laborious and careful esti
mate of tho value of tho products of
the farm duriug 1904, made within
the census scope, it is safe lo place
this amount at $4,000,000,000, after
excluding the value of farm crops
fed to live stock in order to avoid
duplication of value. A similar esti
mate for 11)03 gives $4,480,000,000,
and the census total for 1809 is 83,742,
000,000. It is by no means to be ad
mitted that these figures represent
fully the valup of the wealth prodic-
ed on farms. Within the limits of
ascertainable values, the farms of
1004 produced an aggregate wealth
with a farm valuation that was 9.C5
per cent above tho product of 1003,
and 31.23 per cent above the figures
for the census jear 1S99.
An occupation that has produced
such an unthinkable value as one ag
gregating nearly $5,000,000,000 with
in a year rnajr be better measured by
some comparisons. All of the gold
mines of the entire world have not
produced since Columbus discovered
America a greater value of gold than
the farmers of this country have
produced in wealth in two years;
this year's product is over six times
the amount of the capital stock of all
national backs; it comes within three
fourths of a billion dollars of equaling
the vaiue of the manufactures of 1900
less the cost of materials used; it is
twice the sum of our exports and
imports for a year; it is three times
the gross earnings from the opera
tions of the railways; it is found four
times the value of all minerals pro
duced in this country.
One conspicious item that has con
tributed to this is . the corn crop.
With a quantity closely approaching
21 billions of bushels, near the record
crop of 1902, the h'gh price of this
year gives this crop a farm value
much greater than it ever had before,
far exceeding a billion dollars.
With this crop the farmers could
pay the NaMonal debt and the inter
est thereon for one year, and still
have enough left to pay the expens
es of the National Government for a
large fraction of a yaar. The cot ten
crop, including seed, bscame the
second one in a!ue in 1903, and re
mains so in 1904. It is now too ear
ly to state even with approximate
accuarcy what the farm value of this
crop is. but indications are that the
'arm value of lint and seed must
On account of the difficulty of es
timating the present number and
value of farm live stock, it must be
sufficient to compare the farm equip
ment in this respect at the beginning
of this calendar year as determined
Department with similar statements
by this made for 1903. Farm horses
have increased slightly in number and
more in Yalue, and in the aggregate
they never were so valuable as in
1904, with a total of 11,136,049.298.
The value of farm also reached its
highest point m 1904, $217,532,832.
Cattle have declined a little in
number and more in value, and the
same is true with regard to sheep
and hogs; but tbe steady advauce of
poultry in number and in the quantity
and vajue of products, leads to tome
astonishing values for 1094, when the
census ratios 'Of increase from 1890
to 1900 are extending to the present
year. The farmers' hens are now
producing 1 billions of dozens of eggs
yearly, and these bens during their
busy season lay enough eggs during
no longer period than a month, at
the high prices of eggs that have
prevailed during the year, to pay
tho years' interest on the National
We buy over $200,000,000 worth of
tropical countries that can not.be
grown in continental United States.
Through . scientists sent from the
United Skates to the several island
groups the Department is4 instruct
ing the'people of our island posses-'
slons to grow these things, 'such 'as
coffee, rubber, fibers, xlrdg 'plants1,
nuts, fruits, spices and the like.
We Fit Glasses
Scientifically to relieve
strain and improve the
We Grind Lenses
Nothing too much trou
blo if it helps to make
accurate work . . .
We Repair Glasses
Promptly and to last.
A. N. SANFORD,
BOSTON BUILDING - Fort St.
Over May A Co.
The Bank of Hawaii
Incorporated Under the Laws of
the Republic of Hawaii.
UNDIVIDED PROFITS .$70,000.00
Chas. M. Cooke President
P. C. Jones Vice-President
C. II . Cooke Cashier
C. Hustace Assistant Cashier
E. D. Tenney, J. A. McCandless,
C. H. Athcrton, E. P. Bishop.
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your inclination to spend money
cut down unnecessary expenditures
and deposit your surplus in a saving
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Wailusu Paia Pas.. Pas; Fiioht Freight Freight Pas. Pas. Kahului-Pdunene F & P f a p
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Kahulul Leave 7.00 8.421 .-. 1 45 . 2.00 3.45 Kahulul Leave 6.20- 120
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 8.54 . . . , . . 12.00 2.12 3.57 Puunepe Arrive 6.35 . L35
.Wailuku Leave 7.20 9.05 ,.. ', - 12.25 .2,20 .4.03 Puunene Leave 6.40 140
Kahului Arrive 7.32 9.17 . ; , . , . . 12.40 2.32 4.15 Kahului Arrive 655 15
Kahului , Leave 7.35 9.49. v , 2.35 ... Kahulul Leave 8.00 3.05
Sp'ville Arrive 7.47 9.55 , . . 2.47 Puunene Arrive 8.15 3.2ft
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Paia Arrive 8.02 10.25 v . 3.07 Kahului Arrive 835 3 40
Paia . Leave 8.12 . . 10.55' . 3.12 .
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