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WATLUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1912
An Englishman's Yiews as. Expressed
in the Daily Mail.
What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
Ball Artists Are Doing.
A GOOD CATCH.
The Late W. F. Mossman Leaves
Tile theory of American protec
tion is, this: It is impossible to
distribute wealth equitably except
ing' through high wages and a high
rato of wages is incompatible with
unrestricted competition. If, for
examine, the cost of producing steel
rails at the Han Yang mills, where
Chinese skilled labor receives four
pence a day, is much lower than at
Middlesbrough, then, given free
trade, Middlesbrough wages must
Let mo offer a short concrete in
stance of the way protection works.
President Taft has incurred much
hostility within his own party be
cause he has appointed an oxpert
Tariff Commission, this Commission
being suspected of designs to tor
pedo tfie present high tariff. "Sche
dule K," the tariff on wool and
v woollen cloth, is the chief target at
present for the tariff smashers.
The Commission, after examining
a shoal of witnesses, analyzes the
distribution of the profits in an
average suit of American clothes
which costs $23 GC4 12s.) The
102 pounds of raw wool protected
by a high tariff costs 10s,.and leaves
a profit of 3s lOd to the farmer.
The highly protected cloth costs 10s
2d and leaves a profit of 11 d to
tho mill owner. So that the joint
beneficiaries by all the protection in
"Schedule K" only gets 4s 9V2d.
On the other hand, the ascertained
profit of the wholesale dealer on
this suit is returned at 8s 9d, and
of the retailer at 26s. 4s 9jd is
the possible amount the robber
tariff barons get out of i 12s
some 5 per cent of the price paid by
the ultimate consumer.
And what does the nation get in
return for the tariff?
- 'It gets high wages; it enjoys not
the article, but the art. Every
evening, after having paid for the
cost of subsistence" tho bread
. and the meat bill thirty millions
of American workers still have over
$30,000,000 to go shopping with
Our United Kingdom gross income,
which includes all purchases of raw
material, is 1,800,000,000. The
American wage earners have
1,800,000,000 to shop with after
they have paid for actual necessa
ries. It is this voracious demand,
the demand of all the nation cm
Jployed all the time at the highest
rate 'of wages, which makes good
times. True, Buch a colossal de
mand must make also for high
prices but is it better to have high
prices tho resultant of the highest
wages than to have, as hero, low
prices the result of no wages at all
, of 30 per cent of the community
ever on ' the vergo of hunger."
A Long Trip.
Hawaii has Kilauea for which
she is justly famed but Hawaii is
also famed for other things and
principal among these are her bad
roads. This week there arrived on
tho Claudino a gentleman from
Hilo, bound for Kohala. When
asked why ho took this roundabout
way to get to a locality on the same
island, he retorted that tho double
trip across tho channel was as noth
ing compared to the trip over the
road between Hilo and Kohala.
Ho leu lii lo on tho uiauume, turn
caught the Kilauea going down the
same night, But now the question
isy How will ho get back?
Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers
Btolo 83 bases last year, Bob Bescher
of the Cincinnati Reds stole 80. In
tho two baseball finds her greatest
base-runncrs,at least as far as figures
go. John Dcvore of the How York
Giants had 61 stolen bases to his
credit; Clyde Milan of the Washing
ton Nationals had 58. These two
came nearest to equalling tho totals
of the two leaders.
Cobb and Bescher differ in size
and style, and of tho two Cobb is
unquestionably tho greater. Cobb
depends on his speed, agility and
cunning; Bescher on weight and
In 1911 Bescher played in seven
more games than Cobb. A member
of a team that was never a serious
contender after tho first two months
of the season, Bescher had the op
portunity to run wild. Cobb, a
member of a team that was in the
penant fight, until the last six weeks
of tho seaBon, had to keep in leash.
Cobb's ability to steal was not given
full liberty until the championship
race was practically decided-against
Bescher could afford to take most
any chance; Cobb could not. Al
though he stole but three less than
Cobb, tho Detroit star scorcd.41 more
runs than Bescher, getting a total
of 147 to Bescher 106. Cobb stole
more bases in less' attempts than
In the American League condi
tions for base-runners aro about
even with those in the National.
The pitchers of the Americans are
much more alert in watching base-
runners than those of tho National,
while the American catcher aro in
ferior to thoso of the parent organ
ization. Charlie Dooin, manager of the
Philadelphia Nationals, is author of
the statement that in tho National
League there are not five pitchers
who give the proper attention to the
base-runners, while in tho Ameri
can League there are few liurjors
who do not keep tho runners hug
ging the bags.
Base running with Cobb, like bat
ting, in a science. Cobb has spent
hours in practicing sliding. Cobb
slides when tho occasion does not
call for it. He has done much slid
ing that appeared unnecessary to op
posing players and spectators, but he
continually slides into bags to make
the action mechanical, tutoring him
Belt to time tho slide perfectly to
prevent sliding short or over-sliding
the bag. Cobb claims that "hitting
tho dirt" at the proper distance
from tho bag has become as natural
for him as starting for first after
hitting the ball.
Tho pitcher and catcher figure
prominently in Cobb's methods. He
has studied every pitcher in his
league ; ho has studied every char
acteristic movement of each indivi
Outguessing tho catcher is an
other feature of tho Cobb method.
Ho studies catchers as carefully as
pitchers. Ho tries to figure what
thoy expect, and then does tho op
Tho infielder covering tho bag for
which Cobb is bound, noxt comes
into play. Cobb watches tho base
man's eyes. Tho eyes are on tho
ball tho catcher is throwing. By
watching the oyes Cobb plans the
course of his slide. His agility does
Ardent 8ulton "I have In my own
(SPECIAL TO THE
Suu'ar 87;20 Beets 102.67
Italians Terrible Reverse.
BERLIN, Mar. 29. Germany
JIMINEZ, Mar. 29. Hundreds
recent battle near here. Gen., Aubert is missing.
SILLSVILLE, Mar. 29. Claude Allen has -eeii captured with
out a fight.
LONDON, Mar. 28. Word has"
disaster at Tripoli. They have been
of 8,500 officers and men killed and
COLORADO SPRINGS, Mar.
tion met hero yesterday, and in a
date received 656 votes and Roosevelt candidate 242 votes.
NEW YORK, Mar. 28. In a speech here last night, Roosevelt
accused the Taft managers with trickory. He will ask Gov. Dix for a
new presidential primary.
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 28.
the Industrial Workers of the World
they will inaugurate a reign of violence.
OAKLAND, Mar. 28. Ex-Mayor Snow was attacked in tho First
Congregational Church here, by
Snow dr9w his revolver and killed his assailant. The convict had
just finished serving a five year term for shooting Snow in. 1904.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Mar. 27. Owing to lubor troubles, a regi
ment has been ordered to Rock Island.
HONOLULU, Mar. 28. Wakefield refuses to withdraw his reso
lution before the harbor commission.
Little progress iB being made in the Gchooloy murder investigation
Admiral Cowles says that cruisers are needed in the Far East.
Final approval of the federal building plans for Hilo is expected
in a few days.
The Enterprise in tow of tho Lurlino, has arrived safely at San
HONOLULU, Mar. 27.v-Tho police aro on the trail, of the mur
derers of Sergeant Schooley.
The queen will lay the corner stone of the Kaimuki school.
Fro,nk Sullivan, superintendent of mails has been transferred to
Attorney Watson is said to bo out for. the governorship, if a
democratic president is elected.
A series ot damage suits for libel will bo instituted in Hilo, grow
ing out of a recent editorial in tho Star regarding homesteaders.
Feeling is strong regarding the matter in Hilo.
right twelve laying hens and a fine Jer
Donnell in St. Louis Ulobo-uemocrat.
plans increasing the military by
have been killed and wounded in a
been recoived hero of an Italian
defeated by the Turks with a loss
27. The Republican State conven
vote for Chairman the Taft candi
Mayor Rolph'has been informed by
that unless they are given work,
an ex convict, and soverely cut,
Find New Line of Endeavor in the
City of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia the staid and sober,
where tho average New Yorker
would have us believe that nothing
muoh .ever happens, has found a
brand new occupation for women
so far, at least, as tho United States
is concerned. Tho new woman's
work is to act as conductors on
street cars, and tho gruff Move up
front, there'' of the male of the
species may be expected to give
way to a "Pleaso movo farther in,"
spoken in a soft feminine, voice that
would compel obedience by its very
Some such theory has probably
influenced the action of tho Phila
d6lphia Traction Company in de
ciding to make the experiment.
Not that the Philadelphia company
is altogether original in its innova
tion, for in a few of the smaller
cities of Europe and in Valparaiso,
Chile, women are employed on some
of the street-car lines.
But Philadelphia has taken the
lead in this country and an interest
ed and expectant people will watch
the result. Heretofore tho field of
the woman who works has been
confined mostly to indoor occupa
tions, although just last week a
New York woman was made a
Police Department detective at a
salary of $2750 a year and quite a
liumber of women in the East
manage small farms and aro well
paid for tho work.
Just what effect tho employment
of women as conductors may have
on tho Bcale of wages iB uncertain
Always, whatever employment is
thrown open to women, there is
certain to be tho samo controversy
over prices that has occurred, for
example, in the teaching profession.
On the one hand there will probably
bo tho complaint that wages aro re
duced by this competition to tho
starving point, and on the other
thero will arise tho familiar demand
of equal pay for equal work.
A complicated issue may ensue,
but thero would seem to bo no good
reason why a woman conductor
could not do just as good work as
tho average male, and probably in
a much more agreeable way. The
work calls for intelligence, vigilance,
tho gift of tact and good nature
And these qualities tho working
woman of today, whether her task
be to stand for weary hours bohind
a dry goods counter or to bo ablo to
flourish off 200 words of Pitman a
minute, or to iAirse a sick ' and
petulant patient, possesses in un
doubtedl greater degree than the
average man who gcts4 a job at tho
rear end of a street car.
It is an old story, of course, that
tho working woman of tho present
is not at all tho same as- hor sister
of half or quarter of a century ago
Take, for instance, tho profession
of sick nursing and compare tho
nurses of tho time of tho immortal
Sairy Camp and Betsy Prig with
their successors of today. Now,
for nursing tho very best women
aro needed, strong in health, intel
ligent in mind, with grit and back
bone, with firm characters and sym
A word of caution may bo offered
to tho Philadelphia Traction Com
pany, nowever. ivor uioir own
peaco they should loso no time in
posting tho sign, No suffragette
need apply." For tho lesson of tho
"shrieking sisterhood" of the Eng
lish capital, who aro making tho
Valkyries appear as mild-mannered
William F. Mossman, the well
known kamaaina, who died of
paralysis at tho Paia hospital on
March 22nd, was born in Iiondon,
England, about seventy-eight years
Between thirty and forty years
ngo ho and the late James Ander
son attempted to establish a sugar
plantation at Makawao, but owing
to repeated failures in securing tho
proper mill machinery from Eng
land, two of the vessels convoying
it beiivg wrecked in succession,
gavt'Tp the attempt and conducted
a thriving general store al Maka
wao. A tall and imposing chimney
still called by old residents Moss-
man's folly" marks the site of tho
After a time Mr. Anderson took
charge of tho store and Mr.. Moss
man became district magistrate of
Later Judge Mossman becamocol-
lcctor of tho port of Kahului under
the monarchy, and finally post
master and manager of tho planta
tion store at Hamakuapoko.
William Mossman was a quiet
man, most affable in manner, and
maintaining during his long resi
dence in Hawaii nei an unblemished
record in business dealing.
Tho concert to bo givon by tho
Church of tho Good Shepherd on
April 13th, promises to develop
into a genuine treat for tho music
loving public. Tho committee in
charge aro making every effort to
give the people hero something a
little better than usual. Count
Zedwitz of Lahaina will be on hand
with his violin, and his well known
ability is sure to draw many. Mr.
Rattray of Puuncne, who has n&.t
been heard in Wailuku, but who is
said to have a beautifully clear
tenor voice, will sing some of his
old Scottish ballads. Mrs. Sansted
of Lahaina will recite, Mr. C. D.
Lufkin will help out with a Cornet
solo, and Mr. Lufkin's efforts along
this lino are always pleasing. An
effort ia being mado to secure a
soloist from Honolulu. Thero will
also nrobablv bo a Hmwiiinii nimrK.
et. Altogether this should prove a
program of much merit.
Lorrin Smith, and Miss Sila
Pratt, daughter of Postmaster Pratt
of Honolulu, were quietly married
Sunday evening at Hamakuapoko.
While tho immediate marriage of
tho couple was something of a sur
prise to their friends both hero and
in Honolulu, still there was noth
ing in tho nature of an elopement,
as was reported. The young couple
have been closo friends for a long
timo, and their engagement was an
nounced some months ugo.
Mr. Smith is employed by tho
Maui Agricultural Company and
Miss Pratt had been in tho homo of
Mr. II. At Baldwin, teaching tho
Tho happy couple left "Tuesday
evening for a trip to tho coast.
us a sewing circle, shows what
might happen if a strike woro called
by tho militant ladies.