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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1913.
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V. I . Stevenson
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NOVEMBER 29. loin
WHAT TUB AMERICAN FARMER GHTS.
ALREADY on the border states along the Canadian boundary,
prices of farm produce are advanced to meet American prices,
or just enough lower to let them in over here without any
reduction of price to the consumer, says the Bay City National Fanner.
So much live stock is being shipped from Canada to the United Slates
that Canadian papers express a fear of meat famine.
Have you noted any reduction in the price of meats to the American
consumer by throwing open our markets to Canadian competition?
In the New York Journal of Commerce, the other day, we are told
of arrangements perfected for large shipments of bran from Argentina
at $2.50 per ton below current market quotations. Bran is a by
product of wheat, and cheaper bran means, of course, cheaper wheat.
Also, of a cargo of Argentine corn enrotite to be sold at one cent a
bushel below the price for American corn. Also, of a big business in
Canadian oats, of which 1,600,000 bushels in bond to be released for
delivery when reduced Tariff goes into effect, and to be put on the
market a little cheaper than at present prices.
In the New York Commercial last week, it is stated that in anticipa
tion of the free entry of eggs and the reduction of duty on butter in
the new Tariff law, speculators in these products, according to members
of the trade in New York, have bought freely in Denmark, Siberia and
the Argentine Republic. It is said that purchases and shipments on
consignment from Siberia cover a total of 100,000 casks, each contain
ing 150 pounds. There are some 4,000 boxes of butter now in transit
from the River Plate, Argentina, and several hundred packages are
reported in transit from Denmark. The Commercial adds:
"The free entry of eggs is likely to cause shippers on the other side
in Belgium and Germany to try our markets during the winter season.
These market are lightly stocked and the product shows no profit at
the moment. Next season there is bound to be a big importation."
So the American farmer "gets it" from all directions. Every coun
try on earth is invited to come into his own market and undersell 1iim.
What will he do about it, where does he benefit by competing with the
open markets of the world in his own home market?
Canada cuts about 2 million cords
of pulp wood annually, about half
of which is exported for manufac
ture in the United States.
It is claimed that some of the
eucalypts of Australia are taller
than the California redwoods,
hitherto considered the highest
trees in the world.
PRESIDENT Wilson is still stalling for some reason or another.
Perhaps the Panama Canal has something to do with it. The
Mexicans, however, must welcome every delay, as each day's
grace, helps them out some way or another. There is always a chance
of some European Power or an Oriental one, for that matter, taking
a hand and complicating matters. The Mexicans may settle the trouble
themselves by defeating the Huerta people, and electing a president
who would be recognized by the United States. In the mean time,
Secretary of State Bryan attends to his lecture series, and draws down
two wads of pay
TH i HE announcement made by the doctors in convention, that the
11 mosquito is increasing again in Honolulu and that dengue fever
is, of course, more prevalent than for a couple of years past,
proves the oft doubted fact that the insect does carry fever germs. The
yellow fever scare of a few years ago, did an immense lot of good,
in as much that it caused the clearing out of mosquito breeding places.
When the Panama Canal is opened and ships reach Hawaii from .South
American ports, these islands will be in a bad way unless the proper
means to exterminate the mosquito are adopted.
The public should respond to the invitation of the Maui Athletic
Association, and support the organization to the limit. The series of
ball games that are to be played to raise money to finance the visit of
the All Maui team to Honolulu next February, should be patronized
by everyone. Buy tickets even if you never go to a ball game.
Bry an says that the Free-Trade Tariff bill will lower the cost of living
and increase the price of labor; but then you know Bryan once said
free silver was bound to pass, and yet to-day Bryan is a gold-bug
money man. Bryan slips his trolley same as any other wabbly Democrat.
An enthusiast has figured out that the reduction in the cost of living
by the new Tariff bill will be just 66 cents per capita annually. The
last time we had a Democratic Tariff the reduction in the wage en
velope per annum ran from $66 to 660 or more per capita.
What is Maui doing about being represented in the Floral Parade
next February? This island should be represented properly and the
people of Maui should get together and enter a float that will be an
honor to the fairest isle of the group.
What kind of sport is it when one lad deliberately mains another in
order that the assailant's team may win? If the same assault were
committed on the public highway, the young brute would get heavily
fined or sent to prison.
There are 55 oaks in the United
States, about evenly divided be
tween the east and west. The
eastern species and particularly
white oaks are the most valuable.
The bureau of forestry of the
Philippine Islands will send tropi
cal timbers to the U- S. forest ser
vice so that their suitability for fine
furniture veneers may be ascertain'
Wood block paying, tried and
discarded in many cities of the
United States thirty years ago, is
now coming back into marked
favor, due to improved methods of
treating and handling the blocks.
The low Tariff promised by the Democrats is now in effect. If you
like it, give the Democratic full credit; if not, vote out the party at the
first opportunity. If in doubt, keep your eyes and ears upon and a
gauge on your cash-
One advantage of Free-Trade is it will give you plenty of time to
Though at one time in the early
history of the country an average
of 6.000 maple trees were destroyed
in clearing the ordinary New York
or Pensylvania farm, maple is to
day, according to the department
of agriculture, one of the most
widely used and valuable native
A bulletin on the uses of maple,
just issued by the department,
states that the wood finds place in
an enormous number of articles in
daily use, from rolling pins to
pianos and organs. It is one of
the best woods for flooring, and is
always a favorite material for the
floors of roller skating rinks and
bowling alleys. It leads all other
woods as a material for shoe lasts,
the demand for which in Massa
chusetts alone exceeds 13 millions
board feet annually.
Sugar maple stand nears the top
of the list of furniture woods in
this country. The so-called "birds
eye" effect, the department ex
plains, is probably due to buds
which for some reason can not force
their way through the bark, but
which remain just beneath it year
after year. The young wood is
disturbed each succeeding season
by the presence of the bud and
grows around it in fantastic forms
which are exposed when the saw
cuts through the abnormal growth.
Maple, the department goes on
to say, is one of the chief woods
used for agricultural implements
and farm machinery, being so em
ployed because of its strength and
hardness. All kinds of wooden
ware are made of maple, which
holds important rank also in the
manufacture of shuttles, spools,
and bobbins. It competes with
black gum for first place in the
manufacture of rollers of many
kinds, from those employed in
house moving to the less massive
ones used on lawn-mowers. Athletic
goods, school supplies, brush backs,
pulleys, type cases, and crutches
are a few of the other articles for
which maple is in demand.
Seven species of maple grow in
the United States, of which sugar
maple, sometimes called hard
maple, is the most important. The
total cut of maple in the United
States annually amounts to about
1,150,000,000 feet. Nearly one
half is produced by Michigan,
with Wisconsin, Pennsylvania,
New York, and West Virginia
following in the order named.
Sugar maple, says the department,
is in little danger of disappearing
from the American forests, for it is
a strong, vigorous, aggressive tree,
and though not a fast grower is
able to hold its own. In Michigan
it is not unusual for maple to take
possession of land from which pine
or hardwoods have been cut clean,
and from New England westward
through the Lake States and south
ward to the Ohio and Potomac
rivers few other species are oftener
seen in woodlots.
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