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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1912
Tim Growth of Hawaii.
The figures of growth since the
annexation of Hawaii to the United
States and, indeed, since the reci
procity treaty of 1876 between the
islands and the United States, by
which freedom of commercial inter
cliunge with this country was ratal
lished and investments of Aim rican
capital thus assured are extremely
interesting. A table shows, fur ex
ample, the production of sugar, by
far the most important product ol
the Hawaiian islands, from 187
down to and including 1911. The
production of sugar in 1875, the
year immediately prior to the adop
tion of the reciprocity treaty, is
. given at 25,000,000 pounds; by
1881 it had grown to 94,000,000
pounds; in 1891, 275,000,000; in
1901, 691,000,000; in 1910, 1,111,
000,000, and in 1911, 1,011,000,
000 pounds or forty times as much
in 1911 as in 1875. The- value
which was stated at $1,250,000 in
1875, was given at $36,750,000 in
1911, or thirty times as much in
1911 as in 1875. Thus the quantity
of sugar produced in 1911 is forty
times as great as in the year imme
diately prior to the beginning of re
ciprocity and the value thirty times
as great, the relative difference in
increase between quantity and value
being due, of course, to a reduction
in prices of sugar meantime.
Of this increase of practically
1,000,000,000 pounds in the sugar
production of the Hawaiian islands
since the adoption of the reciprocity
agreement with the United States
more than one-half has developed
since annexation, which occurred in
the year 1898. The sugar produC'
tion of 1897, the year immediately
prior to that of annexation, was,
according to the table in question,
520,000,000 pounds, as against 25.'
000,000 in 1875, the year irnme
diately preceding the reciprocity
treaty; -1,111,000,000 pounds in
,1910 and 1,011,000,000 in 1911
Thus the increase in sugar produc
tion ' in the islands during the
twenty-two years of reciprocity,
1876 to 1898, was 495,000,000
pounds, and during the period since
annexation, 1898 to 1910, was 592,
Sugar, however, is not the only
product of the Hawaiian islands
ine statements snow numerous
other articles or products of the
islands, indicating that the recent
attempts at diversification of pro
duction have been at least moder
ately successful. The value of
canned pineapples sent to the United
States alone in the fiscal year 1911
was over $2,000,000; of rice, the
quantity shipped to this country
from Hawaii in that year was
6,666,000 pounds; of coffee, 2,750,
000 pounds; of hides and skins,
1,500,000 pounds; of bananas, 171,
000 bunches; while of manufactures
of wood and value of the shipments
in 1911 was about $146,000. By
far the largest item of shipment to
the United States is sugar valued in
the fiscal year 1911 $36,750,000,
and $42,666,000 in 1910, against
$1,250,000 in 1876, the year of the
reciprocity treaty. Department of
Commerce and Labor.
R. A. Wadsworth has presented the
Maui Library with a complete and valu
able set of Waverly Novels.
; Rev. R. B, Podge made a business trip
to Honolulu this week on the Honolulan
returning on the Kilauea. He reported
large number of tourists on the boat
going to the Volcano.
Harry Armitage. H. Cushman Carter.
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There will be a special meeting of
Lodge Maui at Masonic Temple Saturday
evening, March 16th. for work in the
The schooner Coates. Caotain Morris
from Port Townsend was brought up to
the Claudine wharf this week, nnloading
oniracior Wilson win start worlc on
the Haiku extension of the Kabului
railroad on Monday.
Word has been received that Mrs. K.
F. Baldwin's father is much improved in
nealtn, and that his condition 19 not so
serious as at first feared.
The Hyades took 750 tons of molasses
away from Kahului this week, to Port
Hadlock. This is the first shipment of
Wailuku molasses. .
Work on the foundation of the build
ing for the new electric company was
started Friday morning, and the work of
putting up the poles is fairly under way.
The work on the Kahului breakwater
is finished. All that now remains to be
done is a little trimming nn. There has
been 75,000 tons of rock put into the
Dr. Carey and Mrs. Carey, came over
to Wailuku from Lahaina Thursday
morning. The doctor has just arrived
from Hawaii, where he has been for
Editor Slieba of Hawaii Shiinpo, came
over to Maui on the Claudine Saturday
morning. This is the first time Mr.
Sheba has ever been on Maui. He is
thinking of starting a Japanese paper
Mr. J. B. Stewart of the Coast and
Geodetic Survey is back on Maui.
Mr. C. E. Myers, returned from Hana
Tuesday, where he has been doing some
H. B. Weller left on the Lansing last
Saturday for the coast. He will be gone
about three weeks.
The Kahului tennis club is making
arrangements for a tournament in the
near future. Wm. Walsh and Gordon
are the tournament committee.
Mrs. W. F. Pogue, who underwent an
operation last week, is improving rapid
ly, and will be out' of the hospital, in
couple of weeks.
The Nahiku Rubber Co. collected 810
pounds of washed rubber during the
mouth of January. This is a most excel
lent showing for the infant industry.
The son of J. N. S. Williams who is 1
freshman at Yale, finished his first year
with high honors. He also represented
Yale at the Intercollegiate swimming
meet in New York.
Mr. J. F. Hackfeld. and H. Fooke of
the firm of Hackfeld & Co.. have been
on Maui for a week. Mr. Hackfeld has
just returned from Germany. He is en
thusiastic over the improvements in the
Pioneer Mill Company, since he was
The Alexander House Settlement is
planning a unique Bazaar to be held in
the Gymnasium Saturday evening, Mar.
23rd. A prominent feature will be the
Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, and Amer
ican booth's. The musical program will
be rendered by the best local talent of
Maui Hotel Arrivals: J. E. Hughes,
Robt E. Bond, J. T. Rock, J. B. Stew
art, L. E. Arnold, L. D. Gregg, J. L.
Whitmore, J. D. Dole,, Irwin J. Hurd,
B. G. Granville, P. O. Ceresoll, Wm.
Peillar, F. J. Lindeman, F. Baering, C.
Bruns, Theo. Bauman, El Focke,
Honolulu; L. Weinzeimer, W. L. Decoto,
Wm. Henaing, Lahaina; T. F. Hackfeld,
Bremen; S. T. Hills, Seattle; W. G.
Scott, Paia; G. Hadley, Hilo.
The Women's Aid Society of the Wai
luku Union Church will meet ou
Wednesday at 3 o'clock with Miss Zellie
Rogers. Mrs. W. F. Crockett will have
charge of the meeting.
The Maui Library Association has
been exceedingly fortunate in its friends
who have donated valuable books to
help build up the Library. The books
are all labelled with the name of the
Library now, and as soon as the Dewey
Decimal System for cataloguing arrives
the books will be numbered. A large
number of volumes have been drawn in
the two months the Library has been in
existence and the membership is steadily
Mrs. a. F. Dillingham has donated to
the Maui Library a number of excellent
books. Among them are two volumes
of Henry David Thoreau entitled "Cape
Cod." These two volume are beauti
fully illustrated with sketches honj the
Cape. Any one who knows the region
will especially appreciated them. An
attractive edition of Kate Douglas Wig
gins' "Susanna and Sue," Mowbray's
A Journey to Nature," "Lovev Mary"
by the author of Mrs. Wiggs of the Cab
bage Patch, and Henty's "With Lee in
Virginia" are also some of the books
KalMiLini Railroad Co
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We sell the one and two
uly rolls. A booklet entitled
ROOFOLOGY for the
Kahului Railroad Co.
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that Mrs. Dillingham has presented.