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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1913.
THE MAUI NEWS
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MAY 24, 113.
WHEN vc come to consider the question of letting clown the
barriers against foreign goods the problem assumes a serious
aspect. Admitting that the development of scores of our
large industries has been made possible only by the adoption of Tariff
laws enabling those industries to secure a higher price for their products
than would have to be paid for the same goods if imported free of duty,
can we view with composure the prospect of the destruction of such in
dustries? Is not the greater abundance of cheap commodities which the
Eree-Trader promises a monstrously small compensation for the dire
hardship which such destruction would entail upon capital and labor?
Are we willing that the cotton, woolen and sugar industries, for ex
ample, should be scattered to the four winds and its army of workmen
sent penniless into the world to glut the channels of labor, in order
that we may buy a cotton shirt for a few cents less, a suit of clothes
for a dollat or two less or a pound of sugar perhaps (?) at less than
we now have to pay for it? Eor the sake of a doubtful gain shall we
countenance the wiping out of a tin-plate industry which, though it
took root only a few years ago under the salutary influence of Protec
tion, has grown in a fashion that is one of the remarkable economic
phenomena of recent years?
Now it is true that it is not proposed to embark the country upon a
policy of Eree-Trade, but the fact remains that the avowed purpose of
the Tariff bill reported by the Ways and Means Committee is to stimu
late fresh foreign competition for American markets. To the extent,
therefore, to which it effects its purpose it will curtail the demand for
American-made commodities and, consecmenlly, operate to retard the
expansion of domestic industry. In other words, the difference be
tween the effects of the proposed law and outright Eree-Trade will be a
difference only in degree.
The average rate of wages in Japan is 30 cents a day. Japan has al
ready been competing with American made goods in our own home
market and paying the duty. What will she do under the Democratic
Free-Trade Tariff? The American factory hand will find out in due
The Democratic Tariff-revisers are talking of "free shoes." The
duty is 15 per cent ad valorem. Will "free shoes" have the same
effect as "free hides?" As soon as the Tariff on hides was removed
the price of shoes in the United States was advanced.
IT is a pity that the 1913 baseball season seems to be getting into the
wrong stride right at the beginning of the series. The forfeiting
of the game last Sunday by the Kahuluis cannot be defended on
any ground- The action of the players was without excuse, and the
public which paid real money to see two games of ball, got it in the
neck. The Kahuluis might have just as well gone up against the
Puunenes and let the protest matter take care of itself. There is a pro
test Committee and that body would have attended to the whole affair
and have done justice to the two teams. As it was, the game has re
ceived a black eye on this island, and the fans are feeling sore.
The whole trouble was caused by the Kahuluis wanting to play a
man who, according to the rules of the association, was not eligible.
The fact was plain enough and the Seasiders might justas well have put
in any old player and gone ahead with the struggle against the Puune
nes. The very fact that the Kahuluis were leading in the series, should
have made it easy for them to dig in and take a chance against the planta
tion nine. Even, playing with the disputed player, the Kahuluis
could have gone ahead and kept faith with the public. The protest
that would certainly have been turned in by the Puunenes would have
beensettled later on. It is an unfortunate incident and shows that
some men cannot abide by strict rules. Sam Kaleo had not been a bona
fide resident of Maui for thirty days prior to last Sunday. That is all
there is to it.
That the County should get busy and start some kind of a mosquito
campaign, is very evident. The pests are worse than ever, and the
visitors to Wailuku are spreading the news around. It would pay to
appoint a man to do nothing but take charge of a mosquito fight. A
little common sense and a few top minnows would do a lot of good.
It is hoped that either the County or the plantations will fix up the
railroad crossings along the Paia-Puunene road. If they won't, what
about getting autoists to subscribe to a fund to pay for the work. The
initial expense would be soon made up for by the saving on tire bills.
Tennis is going strong on Maui,
and the other islands are all taking
notice. The class of game put up
here is good, too, and the interest
taken in the sport is fine to see.
When the Maui Boat and Coun
try Club gets going properly there
will be some fine old times down
on the beach. The swimming will
be the best on the island, and the
tennis and golf will keep the mem
bers in good condition.
The "T. B. M." Club is going
on well and the fun on Wednesday
evenings is always good.
Bowling has been quiet for a
while, but a revival is due any day.
The Puunene rollers are getting
restive, and when Ed. Deinert re
turns from the Coast there will be
something doing, for sure.
It is to be hoped that the Keio
team of ball players come to Mam
and have a go against All Maui.
The Japanese play good ball and a
visit from them would cause the
grounds to be crowded.
Louis Soares blossomed out as a
pitcher last Sunday. The well
known catcher knows enough about
the came to be valuable in any
position. Years ago, when a small
boy, Louis used to do something
of "the kind for the lads out at
It is to be hoped that the players
of Maui get together and do their
best to make the All Maui ball
team possible to obtain in order to
do the island justice on the local
diamond. Any poppycock about
"not playing if so and so does not
should be sauelched at once and
the better spirit of "All Maui
Tomorrow the usual ball games
are scheduled and, while the first
jov spasm will be between tne L,n
hamas and the Japanese Athletics,
the second go will be put up by
the Kahuluis and the Stars. There
is hope that the second game will
be pulled off without any rotten
fuss or silly schoolboy talk about
breaking rules. Sam Kaleo is not
yet eligible to play for Kahului,
and that should be remembered by
the fans tomorrow when, possibly,
a yell will be sent up about pre
venting Sam from playing or at
least the entering of a protest
against his taking part in the game.
There was a meeting of the Maui
Boat and Country Club last Sun
day, at the beach residence of W.
Seat by. 1 he directors got to
gether and discussed some import
ant matters. It is reported that
about two hundred shares of stock
have been sold, and that there are
still some more men, who are ex
pected to buy big bunches of stock.
to be heard from.
The Puunene swimming tank is
being patronized well now-a-days,
and the players in the Bolting Lup
tournament are to be seen in the
water as soon as their stunts on the
courts are finished every aftcrnooin
There should be a couple c
players on Maui who can mak
Myers and Richardson exert then
selves on the tennis courts. If noi
the cups offered by Harry Baldwi
will surely go to the pair named.
The Bolfing Cup is causing muc
interest to be taken in tennis ;
Puunene. During the week tl
winners were as follow: Savag
Maclaren, D. Rattray, Myers, V
Walsh, Medeiros and Taylor.
It Desna is to have a chance at retaining his job as postmaster in
Hilo, what about our own man, T. B. Lyons? He was nominated to
succeed himself last December, and is one of the "held up" bunch.
If good Republicans are to be given a chance, why not Lyons?
SUNSET ON HAWAII.
IF I could paint the sunset, bright,
And show the truly fairy sight,
My painting none could e'er believe,
They'd think the picture did deceive.
When sitting on my little stoop,
To watch the Grey clouds in group
As they appear out in the west,
I sit and try my very best
To find some words that can portray
Their grandeur at the close of day.
The gorgeous scene like heaps of fire,
From sunset until retire,
With gilded edge o'er sea and land,
E'er changing shape at God's command,
The grandest scene to mortal eye,
Is sunset in dear old Hawaii.
JIM rOST Wailuku is a nice little toi
and the people in it are alright, too.
JOHN' SMITH It is a pity that sot
sort of a scrap seems to come a bo
every baseball season. It a!! sicms
be inspired by the same bunch
SHERIFF CROVEI,L They are st
talking about the big haul of ukule
Hana. Things are O. K. over thei
J. GARCIA Our opening night at t
new store is going to be the real thii
All those who attend will havet
time of their lives.
W. H. BATTER If the Kahuluis !
thu championship, they will have oipiy
themselves to blame. The forfeited
game will cost them dear before the
end of the season.
J. J. WALSli borne tyue tennis is Deing
played on the Kalului courts and the
game seems to be
lar every day.
E, R. BEVINS-ust watch my partner
when J MioluS properly on
cour -' f roots for me all hd
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