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THE MAUI NKWS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1914.
THE MAUI NE1AS
Entered at the Post Office at Walluku, Maui. H awaii, as second-class matte'
Switzerland has four cooperative
associations for the growing and
marketing of forest products.
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There are about 37 pines native
to the United Stales, of which 25
are western species, and 12 eastern.
Much of the cork used through
out the world comes from Portugal,
which harvests about 50,000 tons a
Two million trees will be planted
V . L . Rteuenson
JANTAUY 31, 1014
HOW many times does one hear the remark, "I do not believe in
capital punishment"? The person speaking thus is, no doubt,
sincere in his or her statement, but if he or she were told that
to believe in the abolition of "capital punishment" would simply mean
that there would be no punishment at all, there would be some conster
nation. And yet it is a fact. Capital punishment means the "head"
or top penality. To abolish the death penality, which is now "capital"
punishment, would immediately institute another capital punishment
life sentence or whatever substitute took the place of death. To again
do away with the new "capital punishment" would simply replace it
with still another penality. Some countries have no death
penality. Their "capital punishment" is a life sentence.
If people want to announce that they do not believe
in the "death penality," let them say so in just those
words. In using the common expression, they do themselves an in
justice by declaring in favor of the abolition of all punishment.
ONE or two of the live wires of the Honolulu Ad. Club should be
invited to attend the "Get Together" dinner on Thursday night
next. Messrs Farrington, Curtis and Strange would "shake
things up" a lot and tell the Maui people how the spirit of "boost" is
worked up. There is no doubt that one, at least, of the gentlemen
named would only be too glad to visit Maui on behalf of the Ad. Club.
In fact, there is every possibility of all three boosters making the trip
if invited to do so.
It is announced by Eastern manufacturers that the reductions in
Tariff will not tend to help the consumer solve the high cost of living
so far as men's clothing is concerned. Great Ctesar! Then why these
sweeping reductions? If Tariff reformers are unable to reduce the high
price of men's clothing, what are we here for? This is a jolly old
world, to say the least. Here we have given practically an open mar
ket to the manufacturers of the world and will continue to pay the
same prices for American-made clothes.
Secretary of Commerce Redfield should have no difficulty in finding
employers who offer as an explanation for closing their factories the
effect upou their business of the Democratic Tariff. We were promised
startling disclosures of a conspiracy to discredit the Administration's
Tariff policy. Secretary Redfield's sleuths have been at work for some
time; what have they done. The Wall Street "conspiracy" to depress
the price of Government bonds proved a mare's nest. What about the
The Westinghouse companies, it is said, have laid off hundreds of
men during the last two months, and the shadow of industrial depres
sion rests heavily over Pittsburgh. According to statements made by
officials of several of the largest plants the outlook for the steel business
grows darker each day. But it is hard to get a Democrat to acknowl
edge that Free-Trade is in anyway responsible.
A lesson can be learned from the big Hilo fire, and the authorities of
Wailuku town should take great care that the fire fighting laddies are
-well instructed in their duties, and that the apparatus with which the
fight is kept up, is in first-class condition. A fire that once gets a start
on Market street, with a high wind behind it, will sweep the business
section of the town.
The "Get Together" dinner that is to be held next Thursday night
is a move in the right direction and the spirit that will surely be shown
by those present, will be the kind of spirit that does things and brings
men closer together for the general good of the community. The civic
conventions started the movement and the result should be nothing but
on the national forest in Utah,
Nevada, and southern Idaho (lur
Paraguay has valuable forest
resources, the most important of
which is quebracho, particularly
rich in tanning.
Germany is said to have an over-
supply of foresters; so that well
educated men have hard work to
secure even inferior positions.
Makers of small hickory handles
for hammers, chisels, and the like,
ire now trying to use the waste
from mills which make hickory
spokes and pick and ax handles.
There is much waste in getting
out the flawless white oak necessary
for tight barrel staves. The forest
service is trying to get manufac
turers of parquetry flooring to use
some of this waste.
One of the largest forest nurseries
in the United States is conducted
by the forests service nearllaugen,
Montana. It is known as the
Savenac nursery and has a capacity
of 4,000,000 young trees a year.
The U. S. forest service is using
gasoline railway speeders for fire
protection purposes. They follow
up trains on steep grades where
sparks thrown out by forced draft
are likely to start fires along the
right of way.
Forest officers have found that
high power telescopes are not
always satisfactory in fire-lookout
work. In some localities heat
vibrations in the atmosphere are so
magnified by the glass that clearer
vision can be had with the unaided
The forests of Norway are mostly
in private or municipal ownership,
the nation owning 28.5 per cent
of the total forest area. The
national forests of the United States
occupy onlv about twenty per cent
of the total forest area of the
The news that Senator D. E. Metzger is ineligible for any Territorial
or Federal position, owing to his position in the legislature, comes as a
shock to his many friends. However, the senator can drop out of the
legislature next election, and then be in line for something that is
worthy of his ability.
Free-Trade Tariffs grant freedom to foreign nations to capture the
trade of our American workers. The foreigner lives at home and sends
his wares and materials to be sold in the United States resulting in the
closing of our shops and mills. You know what that means.
The U. S. consul at Aberdeen,
Scotland, thinks that American
manufacturers may have a chance
to compete in furnishing staves for
fish barrels. There has been a
recent rise in the price of spruce
and fir slaves from Sweden and
Four new state torests Have re
cently been added to those in Ha
waii, making 27 in all, with an
aggregate of 683,101 acres. Of
this amount, 67 per cent belongs
to the territory, the rest being pri
vate land administered by the ter
ritorial forest officers.
If you live, eat and sleep in America, then I'ree-Trade is your bitteJ
enemy. While the human enemy is not to be hated, yet that cursed
Free-Trade iuhuman thing deserves all the power of your human
All Maui signed a petition asking that Judge Kingsbury be retained
on the Second Circuit Court bench, and all Mauians hope that their
efforts to keep the fearless judge here will result in success.
Small farming should begin to pay well now that the Territorial
Market is in full blast. The market is crying out for produce of all
kinds and no commission is charged.
Thirty thousand people in Chicago are out of work. It is up to them
to ask Wilson about it. He promised that everyone should keep his
Elk have been found in the
Uinta national forest, Utah, for the
first time in many years. Since
they are not from shipments from
the Jackson Hole country to neigh
boring forests, the state and federal
officials are gratified at this appar
ent increase in big game, as the
result of protection.
Austria not only sells timber but
timber products from its forest
lands, and disposes of about 1,500
000 railway ties a year. There
no provision in the United States
by which the national forests can
dispose of manufactured lumber,
though the policy of selling stand
ing timber is well established.
NORTHWEST and REDWOOD
Mouldings, Hardwood, Glass, Blinds,
Doors, Windows, Wood, Coal, Lime,
Cement, Bricks, Fence Wire, Farm
Fence, Roofbestos, Gutters and Accessories,-
Corrugated and Plain Galvanized
Iron, Terra Cotta, Vitrified, Soil, Lead
and Galvanized Pipe, Fittings, etc.
Kahului Railroad Co's
Kahului, Maui, T. H.
j Tel. No. 1062.
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