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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1907
on the Pacific.
The withdrawal of tho steamers of
the Oceanic Steamship Company
from the direct route between Sun
Francisco and New Zealand and Aus
tralia has attracted attention main
ly because the company connects itd
action . with the failure of subsidy
legislation in thn last Congress.
There are robably other carses It
Is understood that the New Zealand
Government has recently determin
ed not to renew its mail contract
with the Oceanic company because
of Irregular service. The American
company has had competi'.ion with a
steamship line run by the Canadian
Pacific railroad, whose ocean termi
nals are Vancouver and Sydney, and
the New Zealand Government may
prefer to give all its mail contiacts
to the British, or Canadian, concern.
But the most important fact about
thn earrying trade on the Pacifie
ocean in the future is the Japanese
competition. If anv western nation
can successfully struggle against it,
even with subsidies, the achievemi nt
will be remarkable. Said thi) Port
land Oregonian in a recent issue:
"There are loading or loaded in pe rt
at this time three Japanese stea n
ships, which are carrying Oregon
and Washington wheat and flour to
the Oricat at from i3 to 3 50 per, ton
at a rate fully one third less than it
would be possible for even a subsidiz .
ed American vessel to carry it." The
ability of the Japanese to do this is
not to be explained merely by 'lie
Japanese subsidy system. Japanese,
crews from the captain down can be
hired at "'starvation wages," and
they can be fed at far less dist than
western crews. Japanese. sVilors
have not learned how to form labor
unions and strike for better treat
merit. Tne Pacific Mail company
competes with the Japanese line only
by hiring Chinese crews and sha-'ng
the business with its Japanese com
petitors. If a new subsidy act should
make its aid conditional upon the em
p'.oyment of Americans in the crews,
it would probably be worthless to the
When the Japanese feel themselves
prepared fo-' the undertaking, in the
number and tonnage of the steam
ships under their control, what cm. Id
prevent theoi from driving nearly all
their competitors off the Pacific
ocean? In a war of rates, do Ameri
can line at least could hope to con
tend with them. To pay out subsid
ies to maintain American lines would
be much like pouriug water into a
sieve. And the Jar anese ma de
cide to fight for. the mastery of the
Pacific trade routes as soon as they
determine that such a courso- would
pay belter in the end than eoinbina
'tions to keep up the rates.
The Japanese are natural sailors,
and tliev swarm on the seas because
the scanty economic resources of
their country and their insular and
contracted geographical position
make the sea their birthright. The
lesson of their success in handling a
modern navy in the war with Russia
is that they are equally adapted to
handling a merchant marine in com
petition with the world. Tl eir
special advantages on the Pacific are
conspicuous, and they are not a peo
ple to ueglect the advantages which
nature lias given to them. Other
countries may exclude Japanese im
migrants, but on the high seas they
must expect to meet a Japanese com
petition that may be all the fiercer
because of tho land barriers being
erected ngaiust the Japanese laborer.
There is a story that somewhere
about the beginning of the nineteenth
century a Dr. Gibbons of London
and a brother, a West Indian cap
tain, brought over some ir.ahogany
planks as nnlla'i. The doctor was
then building him a house, and he
thought the wood might lie used, but
the carpenters found it too hard.
Mrs. Gibbons wanted a candle box,
and at last, after a cabinet mnkT
had obtained stronger tools than
usual, the box was made. Then u
bureau was fashioned, and the eolar
and polish were so pleasing that
friends were invited to see the bureau
Among them came the Duchess of
Buckingham. She begged some of
the wood, and thus mahogany 'vas
It is a pretty stoy, but in 1703 a
cargo of the ualleon called the
Tauro consisting of Cocoa, Ilraz"!
Ictto, Muhogony" was exposed to
public sale in London, and thirty
years h'ter Bramston wrote:
Say thous that do'st thy father's
table praise, Wa' there mahogena in
Other passages in English poetry
snow conclusively that mere were
mahogany dining tables in England
l ing before Dr. Gibbons' wife wanted
a cndle box.
The wood is noble; tho wood lts"lf
is noble. Like all things of true worl h,
mahogany has made its way into
slang. Over a century ago Cornish
fishermen drank stoutly a drink, two
parts gin and one part treacle. well
beaten together, and called it maho
gany. Later the term was applied
to a strong mixture of brandy and
water. English sailors called salt
bee f mahogany. The word used to
denote the dining table itself is collo
quial, not slang.
The softer wood comes horn Honi
duras, nnd mahogany is often called
ced.vr to distinguish it from hard
Spanish wood. There is also the
African, the bastard, the East In
dian, the Forest, the Indian, the
Madeira, the mountain, the red, the
swamp, the white mahogany. White
mahogany 1 Perish the thought, even
though the wood be used in finishing
suloons of steamships.
The bark of the tree is accounted
febrifugal, but the tree itself dispels
the blue devils and all cares.
Here let us sport,
Boys, as we sit;
Laughter and wit
Flushing so free.
Life is but short
When we are gone,
Let them sing on
Round the old tree.
S. F. Chronicle,
Notes About Mahogany.
San Francisco April 8, A steam
ship arrived here a lewd ays ago
from Honduras with a cargo of 3115
mahogany and cedar logs, "one of the
richest cargoes of this kind brought
here from that c luntry."
There is a line in the first book of
Kings that brings up the whole East
toan imaginative youngster- one who
delights in the smells of warehouses
and wharves: Uiice in three years
came the navy of Tarshish, bringing
gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and
peacocks. Uut there is a passage
in Ogilby's "America" that m'ght be
put aga'mst it: "Here (in Jamaica)
are the m st curious and rieh uni t
of woon.-,as cedar, mahogany, .ignuin
vitae, ebony," etc. Oi;il!v, by tin
way, spelled the word "mail igenny,"
and no one knows today the origin
pf the word.
"Speaking at the general meetirg
of the com nan v, Mr. Takeo, t he
president, stated that the Akadii
mill of the company now being built
would not be able to commence oper
ations before 1!MI8. It was doubtful
whether the demand for yarn in Man
churia. Corea and at home would in
crease enough to consume the in
creased supply of yarm to be turned
out by the company's mills, which
w'ere largely extended. For the pre
sent Mr Takeo saw no r.eed of any
further increase in the capital.
"Thn Kanegafuchi Spinning Corn
puny paid a &i per cent divid?nd and
ordered that 1100,000 be paid to the
retiring manager in recognition of
his services, who in turn, presented
half of the amount to the staff of tho
company.- the Kyoto Lotion r 'annul
Company pail 30 per cent dividend
ivnd proposes to increase its capital
from 8I0,0U0 to $2,500,000."
Say Jap Girl
SEATTLE, April 4. -Customs of
ficials to-day began an investigation
of the mysterious disappearance of a
white woman at the time the freight
er Shibetoro Maru sailed on Wednes
day, working on the theory that she
was kidnapped. The officers stand
ing on the dock just before sailing
saw the woman speak to a Japanese
oflicr, go aboard the ship and later
one of their number saw her talking
to an officer in his cabin. The boat
enst off a few minutes later, but the
woman had been forgot ten.
A customs inspector found a four
teen-year-o!d boy weeping bitterly
on the dock and the boy claimed h's
,-ister had gone aboard tho boat and
had not returned. This was not re
ported until today and the boy's name
was even taken. When the story
reached headquarters today a general
shaking up of tho customs force at
the dock occurred and orders were
issud to find the boy at ati' cost ind
to ascertain definitely whether the
woman had beeo carried off.
All the officers have is the circum
stantial evidence of kidnaping as the
Japanese steamer has passed out
through the straits she can not be
halted. The boat i? liable to $25,000
fine and customs officers to-night are
positive thev can prove the case, de
spite yesterday's neigligence.
In Lighter Yein.
Tommy Tinkle Pop. who am the
Mr. Titikl" - Y'liir mother and her
mother. Columbus Dispatch.
TTe took a drink of alcohol,
The same was made of wrod;
It killed him and embalmed him,
And relieved the neifhliorhood.
"A bigamist should be an arilhme
"lie adds one tied has two to
WHEN PA HELPED.
"I've cot a wonderful hny." said
the fa'her of five. "M" oldes'. 1
mean. He crime to ine the other
night with a subject for composition.
He asked tne offhand to write for
him. I put; down my pa nor and
wrote it. I flattered myself that 1
did rather well with thatenmposition,
it having henn some time sinoe I had
occasion to write one, but I haidly
expected the encomium I trot from
him: The next day at dinner tifne
he came rushing home, hurried up to
me and slapped me on the back.
'"Hurrah for you Pops!" he cried.
'You are i 11 right! You stand third
in the class.' " New York Press.
SHE COULD SEE FOR II F.RSELF.
Mrs. Cilily Bridget, who was that
at the door just, now?
Bridget A leddy wantiu t' know
if we had furnished rooms.
Mrs Citiiv What did you tell her?
Bridget Sure, an' T towld her that
all our rooms were furnished. She's
lookin' at the lib'ry now. Puck.
GOOD AND SUFFICIENT CAUSE.
Constable Th' very idee of two
old men like you, a fighting! Aiu't
ye ashamed o'yerself, Uncle Rueb
Uncle Rueb (still in the ring). No,
sir! He 'lowed his roomytism hurt
wuss'n mine did, dad blame him!
NOT EASILY UNDERSTOOD.
"You attended the lecture last
"What did the lecturer talk
about?" "He didn't say." Lippincott's.
SHOWING HER KNOWLEDGE.
Upon the farm tho city bred
Young girl sat down to tea,
And noticing the honey, said:
"I see you keep a bee."
Consul Warns Japanese
from Vancouver Trip.
Japanese Consul General Sailo has
eeeived a cablegram from Consul
Moiikawa at Vancouver, advising
Mr. Sailo to withhold the emigration
of Japanese laborers to Vancouver.
The cablegram has been published in
the local Japanese papers.
It is said that th3 auti Japanese
fesling in Vancouver is so great that
tho Consul deemed it best to stop
further coining of Japanese immiH
grants for tho present. It is rumor
ed that tho Japanese workingmen
there are working for exceedingly
One of the Japanese hotel-keepers
also received a cablegram yesterday
from his brother, who now resides in
Vancouver. The cable referred to
the one received by Consul General
Saito and reads as follows:
"A bill restricting the immigration
of Japanese was introduced in the
Canadian Parliament and passed first
reading. I don't think it will pass
the second and third readings. The
Parliament closes its work -on the
l'Jth and the bill will not be acted up-
on within two days. Pay for labor
ers employed on railroads and in
sawmills is l.u a day. newspapers
here adverii.e the pay of laborers in
Alaska at if 2 25 a day.
get the: habit
Of trading at the LAMAINA .STORE the depend
ii.bh' stoic. You might save a few . tops by buying
cise.vlirrc, but are you sure of the freshness and
quality ? Our con's m very depn rt men! a re of t lie
In st quality for the money. We would not make this
statement, if we did not mean it.
The Scat of Everything
.At Live nnd Let Live Pri cs
LAMAINA : STORE
limits anJ Shoes, Notions, I'lantation Siionlies.
3 W l' U U ty W W ll-pi ;i UH'ejf tji
When you want your carriage repaired to last
jiing it to Hie right bliop.
GliNliRAL BLACKSMITHING HORSE SHOEING.
DAN. T. CAREY
Vui in St. nciir Market,
Big Profits Hade in Japan.
Special Aint Clark, in his report
on Japan's cotton mills, stated that
the Setlu Spiiminj; Company, Open
utinj 10:',(iU0 rmj; spindles, at Osaka,
had paid a -lit per cent dividend for
IDIIj. A Japanese newspaper re
poi ts on tin- operations of lliis will
for li'lili iias been forwarded by
Consul Genera! II H. Jliiler . from
Yokohama, which shov s that the
eoinpai.y increased its dividend last
year to fjll per cent. The Japan
A QUICKER WAY'.
"What is it, Pat?"
"Shoosiu' Oi was to have a fit."
"And yez had a nitit av whisky"
"Would yez kneel down nnd put
the bottle to me lips?"
"Oi would not."
"No. Oi could brinjj yez to yer
fate quicker by standui' up in front.
if yez and dhrinkin' it mesell."
PROOF AGAINST HER.
Wife I've just been reading an
article on electr icity John, and it ap
pears tliat before long we shall be
able to get pretty well everything
we want by just touching a button.
Husband You'd never bo iible to
get anything that way.
Wire Why not, John?
Husband Because nothing on
earth wo-ld ever make you louefi a
button. Look at my shirt!
KNEW THE NEWS.
Mrs. Hayfork (in the country post
office) Anything for me?
Postmaster I don't see nothiu'.
Mrs. Hayfork I was expecting a
letter or postcard from Aunt Spriggs.
tellin' what day she was commin'.
Rural postmaster (calling to his
wife)Did you see a postcard from
Mrs. Hayfork's Aunt Sally, tellin'
what day she was comin'?
His wife Yes. She's coining c n
"Jchnny, can you name a city in
'"You should be more respectful
Jimmy, can you?'"
"Correct. Nome is a very thriv
ng Alaska town.
JUST PLAIN POOD.
Humane Oflieer My man, do you
feed our horse with punctuality?
Cabby Oh, no tit ! 1 mostly feed
him on oats and hay. Illustrated
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