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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JANUARY I, 1914.
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V L , Stevenson
JANUARY 3, 191-1
NO man, sane and honesti wants to see the country suffer just he
cause the Democrats have enacted a Tariff law, hut every sane
and honest man knows that the prosperity of the people is to he
affected hy the new law says the Bethany Republican. Democratic
statesmen say it will result in greater prosperity and lower prices for
food and clothing', though such results will come about gradually, not
immediately. Wise business men and financiers and Republican states
men say that the immediate results will be a diminution in the volume
of business, a contraction of credits and eventually (about the opening
of spring) a general reduction in wages and loss of employment by
thousands of men in every commercial and industrial center.
It is to be hoped that the optimistic view of the Democrats will be
justified by the experience of business men, manufacturers and farmers,
because they all enjoy and appreciate prosperity and comfortable living,
and will accept these good things graciously if they come about as a
result of Democratic legislation; but logical deduction and actual ex
perience are against the Democratic view. Ordinary reasoning leads
to the simple conclusion that American factories, farms and business
concerns cannot pay high rents, high rates pf interest, high wages and
hieh prices for raw materials if they must meet in home markets the
competition of foreign factories, farms and business enterprises operated
with cheap labor, maintained by cheap capital, and at liberty to enter
our markets at no greater cost than that of transportation in vessels
flying the flags of nations where labor is ill paid, money is cheap and
raw materials abundant.
BUY AT HOME.
HOME BUYING is a creed that should be followed by everyone
as long as the home price is fairly reasonable. And in deciding
what "fairly reasonable" means, the buyer should remember the
nditions under which he, or she,' makes his, or her living, and also
ive due consideration to the fact that in out of the way places higher
wages are paid, as a general rule. Good workmen in any branch of
deavor have to be paid higher wages in order to induce them to spend
.ir lives in .isolated places. Tec pie who "kick" about local prices
d send away for articles or to have certain work done, should re
member that they, themselves, are probably getting much more salary
at home than they could command if located in larger cities in Hawaii
on the mainland. Another thing the buyers should remember is
, that every cent spent at home comes back indirectly and is again spread
about in some way or another. Money sent abroad never conies back
and the community as a whole, suffere on account of the greed of the
WHEN we figure out the reduced spending capacity of the con
sumer, due directly to the low Tariff opening our markets
to foreign competition, and on top of this the reduced spend
ing of the middle class and rich consumer, on account of the income
tax, there is going to be a rude awakening, and the party in power
will have an ugly population to deal with in the American consumer.
The harm has been done and American manufacturers will do every
thing in their power to keep the wheels turning and maintain the
present wage. But if one-quarter or one-third of the supplv for
American demand comes from abroad, it must be taken from domestic
production and it must come out of the operatives in the long run and
there will be no gain, only to foreign manufacturers and their agents
in this country. Is this the American idea of doing things?
WILL IT FILL TUB DINNER PAIL.
NO sooner had the bill received the signature of the President, than
the large tailoring establishment of Hart, Schaffner & Marx,
who employ thousands of American workmen, placed advertise
ments in all the daily newspapers, stating that they had made
large preparations in advance of the passage of the Tariff bill, and buy
ing officers and warehouses had been opened in England, and large
orders placed for the choicest productions of foreign looms. The
American looms are brought into direct competition with the low wage
operators of foreign looms. It is problematical whether this will fill
the dinner pail of this class of American labor.
It is estimated by those who have favored the new Tariff law that
each and every person will save in the purchase of the necessaries ot
life, after sugar goes on the free list in three years, the sum of 66 cents
per annum, that is if the refiners do let go of any profit. Think of it.
Sixty-six cents per year saved by American products being brought in
to direct competition with those of foreign manufacture and growth,
while the American workingmen and farmers suffer the loss of work
We are now started on the year 1914, and it will be no time till it is
up to the Maui people to meet and entertain the members of the Civic
Convention. The convention is to be held here in September and, be
fore that month, the Honolulu Ad. Club will have to be entertained.
It is none too early for Maui to begin preparations.
The Mid-Pacific Carnival is to be held next month and but a short
time remains for the preparing of a float and the selecting of a Prin
cess. A start had better be made and all Maui should assist in the
Well, Governor Pinkham is here and now everybody wonders what
changes he will make.
In England They Arc Supplied by a
Regular Employment Agency.
Bven royal (minces have their serv
ant problems. The general opinion
seems to be that the servants who at
tend upon kings and queeus are of a
race apart, but such Is not the Impres
sion given by a reuinrkably frank In
terview given In London by a registry
agent who bus frequently hnd dealings
with Buckingham palace.
"We are hold responsible for the peo
ple we send to the royal household."
he said, "and we send no one who has
not lived In good houses and has had
nt least two years' 'character.
"Only British servants are engaged.
The men must be between twenty-two
and twenty-eight years old, and the
women between eighteen and twenty
two. "The wages are no better, to begin
with, than in other households, but
there are better allowances In liveries
and In plain clothes. There is the
chance, too, of promotion to something
"A head housemaid might get $250
a year, and of course there Is n pen
sion for every servant who has served
a certain number of years.
"Ten years is generally considered
the minimum time for a pension, but
when n case of misfortune occurs an
application Is made to the king, who
approves a special grant.
"The servants have plenty of work
to do in the palace, but ample leisure
and very good quarters and living.
The maids are required to dress alike
in the same colored prints. The stnte
porters and marshol men are engaged
directly by the king on warrant.
"The ordinary household servants
are resident, with the exception of a
personal housemaid, who travels with
the royal fomlly." New York Tress.
ONE AND ONE MAKE TWO?
Not Always, by Any Means, According
to Sir Oliver Lodge.
Sir Oliver Lodge has attracted a
tremendous amount of uttention by
telling scientists (of whom he Is one)
that he believes in Immortality in spite
of science. This is not the flrst time
he has locked horns with scientific
dogma. In his book, "Modern Prob
lems," he n Minns that one and one
do not always niiike two. And this Is
the "almost frivolous" way he makes
"I would contend that, whereas the
proposition that , one added to one
makes two is ubstractedly beneath
controversy, it need not be true for
the addition of concrete things. It is
uot true for two globules of mercury,
for instance, nor for a couple of collid
ing stars; not true for a pint of water
added to a pint of oil or vitriol, nor
for nitric oxide added to oxygen, norJ
for the Ingredients of ,an explosive
mixture; not necessnrlly true, either,
for snakes in a cage, or for capital in
vested in a business concern,, flour
ishing or otherwise, nor is it true, save
In a temporary manner, for a couple
of trout added to a pond. Life can
moke huvoc of arithmetic.
"The moral of all which Is that
propositions can bo clear and simple
and sure enough, Indeed absolutely
certain, as long as you deul with ab
stractions, but that when you come to
concrete reolltles and have all the
complexities of the universe behind
you not only behind but in front and
among and Intermingled with every
simplest thing then we perforce tep
out of the realm of positive dogmatic
security Into the region of reasonable
and probable Inference, the domain of
pragmatic conviction, of commonplace
Intuition, of familiar fulth."
Took a Mean Advantage.
Returning from South America, a
New York man vouches for the Inge
nuity of the city officials in Rio de Ja
nerlo. The householders on a certain
street received notices thot the city
fathers had heard complaints of the
high tax rates along that particular
thoroughfure, and in order thut justice
might be done the residents were
asked to submit their own valuation on
their property. When the prompt and
Joyful responses had all been received
the lots were condemned and bought
for a contemplated public improve
mentNew York Tribune.
Grandest of All.
"What is the grandest thing In the
universe?" asks Victor Hugo. "A storm
at sea," he answers and continues:
"And what Is grander than a storm at
sea?" "The unclouded heavens on a
starry, moonless night." "And what
Is grander than these midnight skies?"
"The soul of man" a spectacular
climax such as Hugo loved and still,
with all its dramatic effects, the pic
turesque statement of a vast and sub
lime and mighty truth.
"What are you crying for, Peperl?"
"Because I am so unfortunate."
"How do you mean unfortunate?"
"The teacher told us that there were
1,500,000.000 people in the world, and
he said I was the most stupid of them
all." I-'llegende Blatter.
"I saw Jinks just now, and he seem
ed much put out"
"He Is. Ills landlord is just after
dispossessing him." Judge.
Louise Troubled with loss of appe
tite, isn't she? Julia She doesn't eves
want to eat the things that the doc
tors forbid Life.
Many of the misfortunes of life, like
hyenas, flee if you courageously meet
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