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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1914.
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THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-clas, matter
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
Maui Publishing Company, Limited.
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FEBRUARY 28, 1914
TSfVHE "Brighten Up" idea is a Rood one, no matter whether ap
plied to buildings or to the every day acts of man or woman,
for that matter. The effects of a biitrht. clean-looking home,
tore, hotel or any kind of building is always pleasing to the eye. The
citizen of the town that looks clean and bright feels proud of his burg,
and points with pleasure to the structures as he passes them in com
pany with some stranger. It should be that way in Wailuku, and all
the buildings that need a coat of paint should get it. The houses look
better and, besides, last much longer when protected from the weather
by the paint. Wailuku and the other Maui towns must look their best
in October next, when the third civic convention is held on this island.
The local people wish to see the town bright and clean, in order to im
press the visitors with the beauty of our structures. Brighten up with
a will, and then watch the result.
STEEL FROM GERMANY. .
ANNOUNCEMENT is made of the shipment of 27,000 tons of
structural steel from Germany to Seattle. This big displace
ment of domestic labor and production is made possible, first,
by the reduced Tariff, rates of the Underwood law. and, second, by
low freight charges. German ships can lay down steel at Pacific Coast
points cheaper than an American mill can deliver steel from Pittsburgh
to Seattle. This advantage on the part of foreign producers was form
erly offset by the Tariff but when the Underwood Free-Trade law went
into effect the foreigner was given the power to undersell alike in the
price of the product and in freight rates. Thus the "new freedom"
works out. It turns over to German steel makers and German steam
ships the business which would otherwise be kept at home for the bene
fit of American steel workers and American vessels and railroads.
PBONIZING AMERICAN LABOR.
ARE you a Free-Trader? In other words, are you opposed to
Protection to American industries? If you are, you are in favor
of closing the American factory and mill or you are in favor
of peonizing the American wage earner, so that the mills and factories
may compete with the Peon. Marion (a.) Register.
We have been sadly fooled by the Free-Traders, and labor is going
to be compelled to shoulder the heaviest burden as a result. The rem
edy is in votes, and the preliminary contest comes next fall. Fibre
Since the new Tariff law went into effect fully 25,000,000 pounds of
meat have come into the United States from Australia, and the price
has not been reduced on a single pound of it. SI. Louis Globe-Demo
A Free-Trade Congress has dynamited the Protection dikes of the
workers in America, and the flood of Free-Trade goods coming in and
r.-nie in will swamp their work and wages.
Yes, the Bread Line's growing longer,
Growing longer ev'ry night;
With the out-of-work and homeless '
Ah, it is a sorry sight.
Not of tramps and human wreckage
Is made up this line of woe,
But of men who'd gladly labor
If they only had the show.
Yes, the Bread Line's growing longer,
And it will grow longer still,
With the men from shut down fact'ries.
Men from the silent mill;
All good, willing, honest toilers
Who have always earned fair pay,
'Till a Free-Trade Tariff measure
Took their livelihood away.
.Yes, the Bread Line's growing longer;
'Tis an out-of-work parade.
Why not visit it, ye Statesmen
Who insist upon Free-Trade?
Visit it, foes of Protection,
'Tis an easy thing to do.
Ask the workless their opinions
Of your theory, and of you.
Why Not Build
House, Store, Barn,
Shed or Fence, etc. i
Send us a list of the
Lumber and Ave will tell
you how much it will
cost delivered to the site.
Kahului Railroad Co's
Teh No. 1062.
Kahului, Maui, T. H.
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