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TIIi: MAUI NKWS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1913.
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V . L . Stevenson
SEPTEMBER 20, 1 0 1 .
DEMOCRATS who are opposed to the Wilson Free-Trade policy
and there are hosts of them in the rank and file of the party
will note with tmich interest the attitude of Governor Foss,
of Massachusetts, who has been three times elected to his present office
by the Democratic party and who was supported as a candidate for Pre
sident at the last Democratic national convention. Governor Foss is
very much opposed to the Wilson Tariff bill. It is hurtful to the inter
ests of the American people. And so far as he is concerned, it will
force him to remove his manufactory to Canada. This is only one in
stance in which the new Tariff will cripple or destroy American indust
ries. What will our people gain by a policy that Jirings such untoward
results? The new Tariff is going to hurt all over the country. There
will not be widespread ruin, but there will be losses, retardation of com
mercial and individual progress. No wonder practical Democrats dread
the effect, not only upon business, but upon their party.
SENATOR Thomas seems possessed of a mania to stab Colorado's
chief industries in the back. lie is Colorado's worst enemy,
and sooner or later will be so recognized. Nearly every news
paper in'the State has protested against his course, but he still persists,
in season and out of season, in advocating by his speech and his vote
the lowered Tariffs on our raw materials almost all our product a
course which is fraught with much peril, in the minds of a majority of
Colorado people, to the leading industries of this State. If the voters
who made it possible for him to get to the United States Senate had
only known as much on election day as they know now, he would have
remained at home. In view of his conduct and that of his colleague,
Senator Shafroth, it is very likely that no Democrat will ever be sent
again from Colorado to the United States Senate. Colorado, chiefes
of all the States, needs Protection and the Republican party is the only
party of Protection.
THE new Tariff bill adds mightily to the complicated situation.
You need not be an antediluvian to recall what occurred when
the Wilson bill went into effect. This country imported so many
commodities that it was forced to export a great quantity of gold to pay
for them. What did President Cleveland do?
He called upon J. P. Morgan to sell United States bonds, and, what
is more, Mr. Morgan sold millions of them in Europe in order to get
gold there with which to reimburse the United States for the gold it
shipped abroad to pay for exports.
Now, we are not writing any Tariff argument, but merely suggesting
that is is barely possible that the Underwood Tariff bill might cause
unusually heavy imports for a considerable spell. If it does, and if the
United States is again forced to send a great quantity of actual gold to
Europe, the financial situation here at home is not going to be pleasant.
THE Civic Convention begins in Honolulu today and the "get to
gether" spirit will prevail. That is the best of the whole propo
sition and, as soon as the people of these islands lealie that a
united front should be shown on every question that arises, the better
it will be for Hawaii nei. The "splits" that, unfortunately, are always
seen when some important question conies up, in every case result in
something unexpected being done that pleases nobody in particular.
If there had been an absolutely united democratic party, we would have
had a truly local governor at the present moment. There are innumer
able other instances where the policy of squabbling has resulted in con
fusion and worse. The Civic Convention in Hilo accomplished much
good, and the one that begins in Honolulu today should do even bet
TjTIIIv Chief Sanitary ollicer ot Maui is satislieil that proper care is
not taken as regards the inspection of fish on this island and
states that putrid fish are sometimes peddled. If that is the case,
a few convictions should be in order. The health of the public must
be considered, and it is well known that stale, and worse fish, contain
the elements of many diseases. A rigid examination of the methods of
handling fish, especially at Lahaina, might result in a change for the
better being made.
The charge that there is some sort of petty graft in the way of sup
plies- in the Wailuku jail, should be thoroughly investigated and, if
proven true, should result in the firing of the man or men who are
alleged to be practically living on the county.
The police scandal at Makawao needs investigation and if, as is al
leged, there have been instances of crooked work, the offenders should
be brought before the grand jury.
The crowded state of the Maui schools is a disgrace, but what can be
done when money is lacking? Puunene with four rooms to accommo
date 350 pupils is about the limit.
President Wilson talks of a Tariff for competition instead of one for
revenue only. The difficulty in fighting Protection has always leen in
finding ground that will hold.
Good luck to the Maui baseball team that went down to Honolulu
last night. May the Valley Islanders wipe the diamond with the pick
Interesting figures re the sugar
crop of some plantations are now
available. The Trent Trust Com
pany issues the following information:
Nearly all of the plantations
whose capital stock is listed on the
Honolulu Stock & l'.ond Exchange
have finished Blinding for the year,
and the final figures offer interest
ing comparisons with the previous
Ew. Plantation Company. The
1 0 1 n crop should run within a few
tons of 29,819 tons of sugar, which
includes the crop of the Apokaa
Sugar Company. This was harvest
ed from 3988 acres, including 52
teres of Apojjja land. In 1912
Kwa produced 32,343 tons from
91(t acres, an area slightly smaller
in extent. The manager s estimate
will likely call for 30,000 tons for
the 15)14 crop.
HnWAIIAN COMMEItCIAI. it Sl(iAn
Company. The effects of the past
two years' drought are particularly
noticeable in the returns of this
company. From approximately
G539 acres harvested an outturn of
50,310 tons of sugar resulted. In
1912, f0,010 tons were produced
from 0577 acivs. A conservative
estimate of the 1914 crop would be
Maii Aukktltihai. Company
(Haiku Sugar Company, Paia Plan
tation). These plantations suffered
most severely from drought, during
the growing period of the cane har
vested this year, resulting in a pro
duction of nearly 10,000 tons less
than last year. The actual produc
tion this year is 24.G33 tons, which
was harvested from approximately
4170 acres. The estimate for next
year is now placed at JU,UUU tons
McDhydk SiciAit Company, Ltd
MeBryde overran the estimate
somewhat this year, with an outturn
of 14,555 tons of sugar, harvested
from about 2700 acres. Last year's
crop only went ld.o'Jl tons from
2730 acres. In 1914 an excellent
crop is anticipated ; at this writing
the estimate is placed at 15,000
Oaiiu SniAit Company, Ltd. The
latest returns show an outturn this
year of 28,000 tons, but it is likely
this will be increased some GO odd
tons, when final figures are received
This is from 4274 acres. The man
ager's estimate of this crop called
for 28,000 tons. Should weather
conditions continue favorable Oahu
should harvest a good crop in 1914,
the acreage is larger, and an outturn
of 33,000 tons is possible.
Oi.aa SniAit Company, Ltd. The
harvesting at Olaa is still in pro
gress, witli a likeliiiooa ot continu
ing until the middle of October.
Up to datu 25,450 tons of sugar
have been produced, of which
amount 24,000 tons have been
shipped and 1450 tons are still on
hand. The crop, according to the
company, should go about 27,000
tons. The acreage harvested for
this year is GS25 acres.
Onomka SniAit Company. Final
figures show an outturn of 1G.883
tons, against an original estimate of
13,500 tons. This was harvested
from about 2781 acres of Onomea
Sug;r Company land, and 1135
acres farmed by outsiders. While
it is early to make an estimate of
the 1914 production, the manage
ment expect at least 10,000 tons.
The acreage ior next year should be
practically the same as this year.
PiuNKEit Mill Company, Ltd.
The 1913 crop figures show a pro
duction of 27,800 tons from 422S
acres harvested. This is quite an
improvement on the original estim
ate of 20,000 tons given in the
manager's annual report. At this
writing the management anticipates
a crop of between 2S,000 and 29,
000 tons in 1914.
WA1AIXA A(iKR VLTLRAL COMPANY,
Ltd. The final returns from Wai-
alua have not been received, but the
crop will come within a few tons of
29,508. The manager's estimate of
this crop was 29.50S tons. The
crop was harvested from about 5350
acres- Next year's estimate is
placed at 30,000 tons.
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