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THK MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1913.
James C. Toss, Jr.,
Civil Engineer A Surveyor.
Oifick Makkkt & Main St.
Wailuku :-: :.: Maui
Honolulu Music Co.
Jas. W. Bergstrom, Manager.
88 King Street. Honolulu.
Latest Hawaiian Records.
Victor and Columbia Talking
Machines, Primatone and
Autopiano Players, Knabe
Pianos. Latest Popular Music,
Harry Armitage. H. Cuslinian Carter
Samuel A. Walker.
Harry Armitage & Co.,
Stock and Bonds
Member Honolulu Stock and Bond
T. O. I5ox 683. Telephone 2101.
Cable and Wireless Address:
COURT VALLEY ISLAND NO. 9239, A. 0. F.
Regular meetings held at "Castle
Hall," Wailuku, on First and Third
Thursdays of each month. Visiting
Brothers cordially invited.
JOHN E. GARCIA, C. R.
J. S. MEDEIROS, F. S.
LODGE MAUI, No. 984. A. F.fy A. M
Slated meetings will be held at
Masonic Hall, Kahului, on the first
Saturday night of each mdhth at 7.30
Visiting br ethren are cordially in
vited to attend.
W. W. WESCOATT, R. W. M.
C. E. COPELAND,
The position of large manufactur
ing interests on (lie question of price
maintenance was explained by
Henry .. Joy, president of the
Packard Motor Car Company, at a
banquet given Wednesday evening
ly the National Advertising Man
agers Association nt Hotel Astor,
The attitude of tlie Government
towards tlie control of retail prices
by manufacturers was severely cri
ticised by Mr. Joy.
"What do the consumers and
business men face today under the
present attitude of the Government
fnd Department of Justice?" he
said. "Except that it involves
protracted litigation, they do not
know. 1 mean by that to say that
they do not realize what is so insidi
ously being done to the businesses
of our people.
"They are not awake to the por
tending commercial and industrial
revolution. The attitude of the
Government, as shown in pending
litigation, is, concretely, that 'the
control of retail prices by manufac
turers must cease. '
"When prices are cut by unfair
competitive methods, who pays the
bill? Absolutely the consumer is
the victim ultimately and continu
ously. "You will fairly concede that a
retail store must make a profit.
They make profits of course or they
could not exist.
"When a retail store sells an
article below a proper profit, or at
cost, or below cost, by reason of
favoritism, or desire to accommo
date the customer in order to retain
his trade in other lines, or to put
a competing store out of business
across the street, or to run it as a
leader for advertising purposes, in
order to attract customers for other
goods at high prices, what does it
"ltneans simply that by sharp
businjss that retailer to make his
necesjiry average profit must anil
does, first, sell to the trusting cus
tomer, or inexperienced purchaser,
when he can, that same article at
more than its real worth, or, second,
the retailer must ai:d does sell other
articles at more than their real re
tail worth. Naturally lie probably
"There is no other answer; he
must do so or fail 1 No retailer or
manufacturer desires to conduct his
businesses along such lines.
"Those who do are forced to do
so by the unfair competition of
other retailers or by manufacturers
who do not protect their retail
prices. Business integrity and known
fixed prices have been inseparable
"Recent interpretations of the
Sherman Law now make it a crimi
nal offense to conduct business on
that one-price basis of equal treat
ment to all, which representative
business men have always been
educated to believe was the highest
moral plane upon which business
can be conducted.
"The Sherman Law as interpret
ed makes it a crime to establish the
price at which goods shall be re-sold,
if sold through retailers. But the
courts are agreed that is is no crime,
moral or otherwise, and no offense
against any existing laws to esta
blish the price, if the goods are
sold through agents.
"The manufacturer can see to it
that equal treatment to all his pa
trons is accorded by selling the
goods directly himself through his
own chain of retail stores if he is
strong enough financially to establish
such facilities, but he cannot use
the great channels of commerce, the
wholesalers and retailers, even when
it is the cheaper and more efficient
"In its moral aspect, this dis
tinction between good business and
criminal business is not discernible
to the lay mind. It is a distinction
without a difference.
"Is it wise for the Government
to devise and enforce regulations
that tend to make use a nation
of haggling, deceitful bargainers,
and force into the retail business
subterfuges and misrepresentations,
thus putting a premium on sharp
and unscrupulous practices, to the
absolute harm of those very con
sumers the law should seek to pro
tect, namely, the average sonsumer,
unable to detect the deceits being
practiced upon him.
MATSON NAVIGATION CO,
268 market Street, San Trancisco, California.
FREIGHT AND PASSENGER SERVICE
San Francisco Puget Sound
A story, which fortunately is fully
verified, conies from Williamsport,
Pa., of the performance of two
Cadillac cars which under ordinary
circumstances would be hailed as
Recently a combination barn and
garage burned in Williamsport.
There were a half dozen motor cars
and several horses in the structure.
The horses were burned and so were
the cars. But after the fire had
been extinguished and tlie ruins
cooled off several men entered the
barn to ascertain the damage.
The bodies had been burned off
the cars, the wheel spokes charred,
etc. One of the men threw on the
switch of one of the Cadillacs and
was greatly surprised when the
motor started to purr, having start
ed on compression.
The motors of the other cars were
tested. None of them would start
on the switch, but the other Cadillac
did start with one turn of the crank
while the other cars could not lie
moved. Although the steering me
chanism of both Cadillacs had been
damaged, both cars were run out of
the structure on their own power
and taken to another garage to be
Wilhelmina... Apr. 9
Houolulau.... Apr. 15
Hilonian Apr. 24
Enterprise... Apr. 26
Lurline Apr. 29
Wilhelmina,.. May 7
Honolulan.... May 13
IIyades May 15
Lurline May 27
Enterprise... May 31
Wilhelmina June 4
Hilonian June 5
Honolulan.... June 10
Lurline June 24
Hyadcs June 26
Wilhelmina .. July 2
Enterprise... July 5
Honolulan.... July 9
Hilonian July 17
Lurline July 22
Wilhelmina.. July 30
Honolulan... Aug. 5
Hyades Aug. 7
Enterprise.. Aug. 9
Lurline .. Aug. 19
Wilhelmina.. Aug. 27
Hilonian.... Aug. 28
Apr. 27 May 3
May iS May 24
June 8 June 14
June 29 July 5
July 20 July 26
Aug. 10 Aug. 16
Aug. 31 Sept. 6
Hawaiian Islands Arrive Vnvqrra
Arrive Leava 8. p. IUjdB
Apr. 15 Apr. 23 Apr. 29 42
Apr. 22 Apr. 29 May 7 28
May 12 May 21 May 29 69
May 4 May 14 May 24 103
May 6 May 13 May 21 58
May 13 May 21 May 27 43
May 20 May 27 June 4 29
June 3 June II June 21 36
June 3 June 10 June 18 59
June 8 June 18 June 28 104
June 10 June 18 June 24 44
June 23 July 2 July 10 70
June 17 June 24 July 2 30
July I July 8 July 16 60
July 15 July 23 Aug. a 37
July 8 July 16 July 22 4J
July 13 July 23 Aug. 2 105
July 16 July 22 July 30 31
Aug. 4 Aug. 13 Aug., 21 71
July 29 Aug. 5 Aug. 13 61
Aug. s Aug. 13 Aug. 19 46
Aug. 12 Aug 19 Aug. 27 32
Aug. 26 Sept. 3 Sept. 13 38
Aug. 17 Aug. 27 Sept. 6 106
Aug. 26 Sept. 2 Sept. 10 62
Sept. 2 Sept. 10 Sept. 16 47
Sept. 15 Sept. 24 Oct. 2 72
PORTS OF CALL.
S. S. WILHELMINA To Honolulu and Hilo.
S. S. LURLINE To Honolulu and Kahului.
S. S. HONOLULAN To Honolulu and Kahului.
S. S. ENTERPRISE To Ililo direct.
"S. S. HILONIAN ) To Honolulu, Port Allen, Kahului,
S. S. HYADES j Kaanapali and Hilo.
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