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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1913.
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- JUNE 14, 1913.
THE theorists who have framed and stamped with approval the
Wilson bill have so little knowledge of business that they do not
appreciate the absurdity of taxing a sheep sent live across the
border and letting dressed mutton in free, of taxing Canadian wheat
millers must have for certain grades of flour and letting flour in free.
These Tariff reformers never produced anything but rhetoric. They
have drawn salaries, but have nexer employed men, sold goods or iden
tified themselves in any way with industrial life. They bring the ex
periences of the schoolroom and the law office into commercial life and
regard themselves as better equipped to deal with business than men
who have always followed trade. Whet American wits and meet the
world in competition for trade is a very brave order, coming from a
man who has never competed except for office and who doesn't know
what competition in efficiency and economy means. To hold our trade
at home and to extend it abroad we must reduce the labor cost in the
product which means the labor cost in all materials entering into the
product. The manufacturer is to order his force to speed up and when
the production per man has increased the lets out a percentage of his
employes, those less skilful. With every line weeding out the less
productive there is to be a new army of labor, the men and women
shunted aside by their speedier mates. Just what this new class
of labor in this country is to do has not developed. President Wilson
mav have some plan up his sleeve. The country awaits the solution
LAW OF TRADE.
TITHE laws of trade are inexorable and the Democratic party cannot
JJ change them by laws or threats. If manufacturers, deprived of
Protection, cannot match cheap foreign labor by nearly as cheap
home labor they must go out of business. It is highly probable that
the American manufacturers, who have built up and sustained business
through the existence of a Tariff which offset the rates which it im
posed on foreign goods and the difference between foreign and domes
tic cost of production in wages paid, will be compelled to close down
their works and their army of employes will be left without work.
A Tariff that eliminates the difference in wages and then threatens
to punish those who would adjust matters to keep the workers employ
ed is unfair to the manufacturers and the employes, with its ultimate
effect upon all lines of business.
That something should be done to abate the mosquito pest in and
around Wailuku is the opinion of the members of the Maui Chamber
of Commerce. That body went on record last Thursday to the effect
that if there is any money available from a territorial appropriation for
a fight against mosquitoes, some of the coin should diverted to Maui.
The pest is a grevious one, and the only way to cure it is to have a
proper campaign started that will gradually wipe out the breeding
places of the insects.
The fight being put up in Washington by the sugar people is a most
admirable one, and the strenuous campaign to save the industries of
Hawaii, Porto Rican and the beet states shows what united efforts can
do. Delay has been caused, and that has given our defenders a chance
to place the issue straight before the Congressmen, and has prevented
the free sugar bill being rushed through without any protest from those
most vitally interested.
The new head of the education department is well known through
out the territory and his appointment is very pleasing to his many
friends .Mr. Gibson has been connected with the department for many
years, and he has always worked hard ami honestly for the improve
ment of the school svatem.
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The appointment of D. C. Lindsay to the position of school commis-
siobet is an excellent one, and the department is to be congratulated
upon the Governor's selection. With an entirely new board of commis
siouers there will now be some chance of things running smoothly for
a while. (
The instant granting of the request of Dr. Osmers for a nurse for
Malulaui Hospital, speaks well for the snpervisors of Maui. The ill
ness of one of the devoted sisters makes the appointment of an extra
Work on the topdressing and fixing up of that stretch of bad
road between Paia village and the first bridge on Puunene side, is to
started at once. For that much let us be thankful.
Louisiana is protesting against placing sugar on the free list, since
one-third of their commerce depends upon it. Strange they never
think of those things at election time.
The Maui Chamber of Commerce accomplishes much good during
the course of the year, and pie interest taken in the things of vital
consequence to the island is good to see.
The County of Maui is to be congratulated on the splendid financial
showing it is making. The balance in real money in the banks, was
on June 12, 8122, 120.49.
ONE'S thoughts and acts may often leak,
The things one thinks yet does not speak
For life is filled with grave deceit.
Wrapped up in parcels nice and neat
And many can not read the thought,
Until their heavy hearts have bought
The light that guards him on the way
But Oh! the debt there is to pay.
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