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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1913
THE MAUI NEWS
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SEPTEMBER 13, 1913.
ITis a strange state of affairs that Wailuku people have to wait
hours for their Coast and Honolulu mail, when the sacks happen to
come on a Matson or American-Hawaiian steamer to Kahului. Jo
matter what time the vessel arrives at Kahului, the mail has to wait
till the railroad company dispatches its trains for Wailuku. In some
instances, steamers have arrived at six in the morning, and still there
has been no attempt to deliver the mail in Wailuku three miles away
till nine or later, the same morning.
The reply to any ''kick'' is, that the railroad company has the con
tract to carry the mail from Kahului, and that the bags can only come
on the regular trains. That is alright, nobody can say anything against
the railroad. But, there is a big ' kick" coming against the post
office department at Honolulu or Washington, regarding the matter.
Why cannot a contract be made with the ordinary carriers who handle
the mail from Lahaina and McGregor's Landing? The .car
riers are always on the job and, since the institution of auto-trucks,
the mail from the other side has always been on time. It would ap
pear to be an easy enough matter to arrange for all mail arriving at
Kahului to be brought at once to Wailuku by auto-truck.
ARGUMENTS of some extreme Tariff reductionists are unique,
not to say amazing. One of the most active of the Free-Trade
organs is the Saturday Evening Post of Philadelphia, a maga
zine of very large circulation and corresponding influence. In a late
issue, editorially the Evening Post reviews the remarkable industrial
development of the United States during the past sixteen years of the
Dingley and Payne Tariffs. It points out that our exports of manu
factured products have during those sixteen years multiplied over six
times; that of all our exports, manufactures now constitute 49 per
cent., as against about 11 per cent, in 1897; that the total of our manu
factures has more than trebled; and in spite of this tremendous show
ing, in spite of this magnificent vindication of the theory of Protection,
the Post argues that we should have Tariff reduction and wipe out or
modify the conditions that have made such prosperity possible.
It is truly a great argument. The Protective Tariff has made great
industrial prosperity. Therefore, do away with the Protective Tariff.
THE news sent forth from Honolulu to the effect that a big cut in
plantation wages is to be made as soon as the tariff bill passes, is
only what was to be expected, and the laborers of all nationali
ties will, no doubt, see the necessity for the "cut." Half a loaf is
better than no bread and, while the people who have been drawing
dividends in the past, will have to go short, the humble laborer will
have to feel the sting, too. With the reduced tariff in operation, the
situation will be bad enough but, should it ever come to the real "Black
Monday," and free sugar become an accomplished fact, the situation
will be far worse. However, there is little chance of it ever coming to
free sugar, and the only thing to do is to make the best of things for a
while, and hope for the return of the golden days.
During the last fiscal year more than $100,000,000 worth of wood
and wood products were exported from the United States. The whole
world seems to be demanding the products of the American forest,"
says a Washington dispatch to the New York World. What! when,
according to the World and other Democratic newspapers, our Tariff
impels other countries to shut out our commodities?
A generation or so ago the banana was a luxury in the United States
rarely seen away from the seaports having commercial intercourse with
tropical countries. Now the fruit is consumed in such quantities that
an attempt to impose a Tariff on imported bananas is being opposed on
the ground that it would be placing a tax on a necessary of modern life
which would greatly increase the cost of living.
Industries that have enjoyed Protection cannot compete with the
products of law-Tariff countries without reducing expenses somewhere
They must of course either meet competition or close their factories.
All they ask of the administration is that it live up to the pledges made
in the campaign that no legitimate industry will be injuriously affect
ed" by Tariff legislation.
It strikes one as amusing that so many Democrats over the country
are becoming active in petitioning their representatives in Congress to
vote against taking duties off many farm products. They should have
thought of this before the last election. That was the time to save the
Protective Tariff, not now when it is at the mercy of its enemies.
Within the last week several
beautiful pictures have been hung
in the Wailuku Public School.
These pictures were purchased with
a part of the money obtained from
the entertainment given by the
school in the early part of last May.
The pictures are excellent repro
ductions, in Sipia tints, of ninny
famous paintings, including French,
Italian, German, British, Spanish,
Dutch and American Art.
The pupils of our public schools
siiouiu become laminar with at
least a few of the Groat Masters and
their works; and, by having these
splendid copies before them daily,
on artistic taste may be cultivated,
a deeper interest in the study of art
may be aroused and the pupils be
come acquainted with the best,
through reproduction and diserip-tion.
Through the study of a classic
in literature a similar end is gained.
The school library has had about
two hundred volumes added during
the past two years, and a lively
interest in reading good books has
been stimulated in many of the
At the same time that the pictures
were ordered for the school, a num
ber of excellent reference books
were obtained at a great bargain
these books were purchased with
the school fund, also.
These additional books include
an Encyclopedia, of ten volumes,
Great Men and Famous Women,''
three volumes, and Ridpath's Li
brary of Universal Literature,
twenty-five volumes, all of which
are most valuable and useful re
ference works, not only for pupils,
but for teachers as well.
The Wailuku School Library
now contains more than six hundred
volumes, and is one of the best
school libraries in the territory.
Chun Duck Soon is giving the police the usual run for their money
and the poor devil is probably leading an awful life among the cane
fields. Next time High Henry gets the man it is to be hoped that
there will be no flogging. The lashing on Easter Sunday morning did
Duck Soon no good and was a brutal exhibition anyhow.
Governor Erear had to take the bull by the horns at the finish and
sail for the mainland in order to raise money for the territory. We
wonder if he will see the president and talk over the governorship
Poor old China had to do the usual stunt and back down. Japan
was ready and eager for a scrape and China would have been just as
welcome to a little dose of powder and bullets as any other country.
A Special Privilege.
There came a time In a certain cam
paign when the managers on one side
needed $20,000 and turned to a cor
poration source of supply.
The need was explained by a banker
who was interested In politics. The
money man of the corporation listened
and said: "Well, I'll give you 520,000,
but I don't want to make a check for
It or a draft. Just set aside $20,000 In
your bank and I'll get the currency In
a few days and hand it In."
That was satisfactory. In about
eleven days the money man of the cor
poration walked Into the bank with the
$20,000 In cash, turned It In and start
"Hold on!" said the banker. "There'
a little matter of $G8 Interest"
"What's that?" roared the corpora
"There's $08 Interest due on that"
The corporation man put his band to
bis forehead and gasped: "Great Cae
sar, this Is the limit! Here you get a
contribution of $20,000 from us and
then want us to pay $03 for the privi
lege of contributing It" Saturday
In and Out.
Soon after Martin W. Littleton was
elected to congress he went to Wash
ington and spent several hours watch
ing the senate and house In action.
He happened in tho senate while a
western seuator, one of the parties to
a filibuster which closed the last regu
lar session, was In the midst of a
speech that had no bearing on the
case at issue. His sole object was to
"Great Scott!" said Littleton. "I
was never so bored In my life. Why
do they allow a man to take up the
time of the senate- In this manner?"
"Why," whispered a member of the
bouse, "did you not realize that he
vas drinking steadily between para
"Yes, I saw him drinking water from
time to time," replied the New York
er, "but what effect could that have
upon the case?"
"That wasn't water. It might have
looked like it from a distance, but it
was Scotch highballs he was taking to
stimulate himself," was the reply.
"Well," said Littleton, "all I have to
ay Is that what went In was a good
deal stronger and better than what
came out." New York World.
It is good to hear that the All-Maui ball team will go to Oahu and
tackle the best nines that Honolulu can produce. Get to it you
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Thursdays of each month. Visiting
Brothers cordially invited.
JOHN E. GARCIA, C. R
J. S. MEDEIROS, V. S.
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