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THK MAUI NP.WS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1914.
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.TANTAUY 10, 101 1
MONEY FOR BEETS.
THK Michigan Sugar Company, which operates six sugar factories,
paid for October delivery of beets $1,710,000, says the T.ay City
National Fanner. The sum is larger than usual, being close
to 100 per cent, above that paid out in October, 1912, the yield this fall
being exceptionally good both in quantity and quality. There are nine
other factories in the State, the expenditures of which for beets during
the month have not been given out, but it is known that companies
paid, in excess of $220,000 each, hence it is presumed the total amount
paid for October beets will approximate $.3,500,000. Another pay day
occurs December 15, when a. similar amount will be disbursed to beet
growers into the pockets of farmers and does not include the wages
paid in the factories, the expenditure for freight which aggregates a
large total and means employment for labor directly or the cost of
such equipment and supplies as must be bought annually in the beet
season. It is not known that there is any other crop that puts between
$3,000,000 and $4,000,000 in the pockets of farmers in a single month.
From this the public obtains a fair idea of the disaster that impends
this industry by reason of the Tariff legislation embodied in the Wilson
Underwood law. One hundred million dollars are invested in the
sugar beet industry in this country, and the outlook is decidedly
TWO SEPARATE QUESTIONS.
HAYING decided to their own satisfaction that "the Tariff is the
mother of the trusts," the Free-Traders imagine that they are
going to remedy trust evils by destroying Tariff Protection. It
is as though the only cure for defect in a superstructure was to be
found in the razing the foundation. But when they have thus wreck
ed the superstructure for the sake of correcting a defect which could
have been treated by itself, leaving the foundation intact and the
desirable remainder of the structure still standing, the trust evil re
mains as before. It will simply seek another foundation. A Free
Trade foundation will do as well. Trusts, combinations monopolies
thrive under Free-Trade as under rroetction. There are laws in our
country which deal with trust evils. If other and more stringent laws
are needed, let them be passed and executed. But don't wreck pros
perity on account of the trusts. Don't burn the barn in order to get
rid of the rats. Don't sink the whole ship because there is a leak some
where in the hull. The trust question and the Tariff question are two
distinctly separate questions. Kach should be dealt with separately
upon its merits or demerits.
A GOOD IDEA.
THE proposal that Maui be represented by a decorated auto or
two, would appeal to many people, and it is to be hoped that the
Chamber of Commerce or private individuals help out with the
financing of the scheme, so that Maui be properly represented in Hono
lulu on Floral Parade day.
In the past, Maui has been represented by private individuals but
that is too much to expect from any one person. It is reported that
one well known gentlemen is ready to help out with Silver Sword de
corations and that he will do a lot of hard work on the decorating of
two cars, if some of the expense is borne by the community. That
would seem to be the best way to have Maui represented and there is
no doubt that the cars would be well worthy of Maui and her people.
Reduction of industry and increase of taxation is the bald policy of
the Democratic party, and it will challenge attention of the intelligent
citizenship. This policy will come under the widest condemnation as
its character, subtly disguised, comes to be clearly understood.
Congressman Underwood says that it will be some time before the
effects of the new Tariff act will be felt in the reduced cost of living.
In this opinion all opponents of the measure unhesitatingly concur.
THEJIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAILUKU
C. H. COOKE, president R. A. WADSWORTH, vice-president
D H. CASE. 2nd vice-president CO. LUFKIN, cashier i manager
JOAQUIN GARCIA, assistant cashier
Statement of Condition December 31, Vdlli
Loans, Discounts, Overdrafts.. 197,874 47
Vnited States bonds 25,00000
Other Bonds 73,784 6
Cash & Due from Banks 79, '73 16
Real F.state Owned 1,00000
Banking House, Furuiture.etc. 6,327 58
Five Percent Fund 1,25000
Capital Stock 35,000 io
Surplus & Profits 47i59 94
Due to Banks 3,4f7 SS
Circulation 24,'W 50
Dividends t'upaid 2,iuono
Deposits 271,783 95
f 384,409 27
I, C. D. Lufkin, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
C. D. LUFKIN.
But They Wre Ridiculed When They
First Appeared In London.
Umbrellas wore described In early
dictionaries ns "a portable penthouse
to carry In n person's hand to screen
hiin from violent rain or hent."
Umbrellas appear in the carvings at
Fersopolls. Nlobulir saw n Brent Arab
ian prince returning from n mosque, he
and ench member of his family having
n large umbrella carried by their side.
Old ehinawaro shows the Chlneso
shaded by umbrellas. They were first
used in this country In Baltimore,
brought from India. In 1772. It Is said
that the first person who commonly
carried nn umbrella in London wns the
benevolent Jonas Ilnnway, who died
John McDonald, n London footman,
who wrote his own life, said that ho
had "a fine silk umbrella which lie
brought from Spain." but ho could not
with any comfort to himself nw It, the
people calling out: "Frenchman! Why
don't you get a conch?"' The hackney
coachmen and chairmen wero clamor
ing against their rival. The footman
says ho persisted for three months till
they took no further notice of this nov
elty. Foreigners began to use theirs
nnd then the English. Kansas City
DENTISTRY FOR TREES.
All Cavities Should Be Treated a Soon
as They Appear.
Whether It Is a shade or fruit tree a
little judicious treatment of a cavity
will often save the tree for many
years of usefulness. Whether It be a
brunch or the main trunk the treat
ment will bo the same. First nil de
cayed or apparently decaying or dis
eased wood should be removed with a
sharp chisel or knife until perfectly
sound heart wood is exposed. Immedi
ately wash the wound with a solution
of copper sulphate In the proportion of
one pound of sulphate to five gallons
As soon ns this has been done fill the
cavity with a thin mortar made by
mixing one part of cement with throe
parts of clean sand. When It has be
come stiff, but not hard, face It on the
outside with thin cement, using a
trowel to smooth the cement over nil
parts that have become Injured. If a
cavity or split should occur near a fork
of the tree it would be an additional
safeguard to put a long bolt through
both brunches so ns to hold them to
gether. When the cement hardens in
a cavity the trunk will be perfectly
solid, and decay will be arrested.
Farm and Fireside.
Table Manners In Old France.
Could we restore for half an hour the
dinner table of old France and obtain
half a dozen instantaneous photo
graphs of a royal banquet at any era
between the reigns of Francis I. and
Louis Quatorzo such a "cataract of
laughter" would be henrd ns might
disturb tlie serenity of Louis iu para
dise. The duchess, her napkin tied se
curely round her neck, would bo seen
mumbling a bono, another fair crea
ture scouring her plate with her bread,
a gallant courtier using his doublet or
the tablecloth as a towel for his fin
gers and two footmen holding a yard
of damask under a lady's chin while
she emptied her goblet at a draft. Dur
ing a feast of inordinate length it wns
sometimes necessary to substitute a
clean cloth for the one which the care
lessness or bad manners of the guests
had reduced to a deplorable condition.
"An Idler In Old France."
London In 1784.
In 17S4 M. La Combo published a
book entitled "A Picture of London,"
in which, inter alia, ho says. "The
highroads thirty or forty miles round
Loudon are filled with armed highway
men and footpads." This wns then
pretty true, though the expression
"filled" Is somewhat of an exaggera
tion. M. La Combo iu another part of his
book exclaims: "How are you changed,
Londoners! Your women nre become
bold, Imperious nnd expensive. ISunk
rupts nnd beggars, coiners, spies and
informers, robbers and pickpockets
nbound. The baker mixes alum in his
bread. The brewer puts opium uud
copper tilling iu his beer. The milki
woman spoils her milk with snails."
"King Lear is a great ,character,"
remarked the friend.
"Yes," answered the actor. "I sup
pose you remember my performance
"No, I must confess I have never
seen you in the part."
"Indeed:" was the rejoinder. Iu n
tone of gentle surprise. "Then how on
earth did you know it was a great
character?" Liverpool Mercury.
Husband I'm afraid I'm becoming
cross eyed, my dear. Wife The idea!
Why do you think that? Husband
This thing of trying to look nt my in
come and our expenses nt the same
time is slowly but surely getting its
work in. Chicago News.
The heart of a standing man bents
eighty-one times a minute, of a sitting
one seventy-one times. When the man
is lying down its beats nre reduced to
sixty-six per minute.
There is an entire absence of all
forms of tuberculosis, malignant dis
eases, rheumatic fever and infectious
diseases in the Falkland Islands.
i Railroad k
NORTHWEST and REDWOOD
Mouldings, Hardwood, Glass, Blinds,
Doors, Windows, Wood, Coal, Lime,
Cement, Bricks, Fence Wire, Farm
Fence, Roofbestos, Gutters and Acces
sories, Corrugated and Plain Galvanized
Iron, Terra Cotta, Vitrified, Soil, Lead
and Galvanized Pipe, Fittings, etc.
Kahului Railroad Go's
II Tel. No. 1062.
Kahului, Maui, T. H.
One South African gold mine is om
mile In depth.
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