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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL, 18, 1914.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class, matter
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APRIL 18, 101 J
LOCAL dealers are beginning to receive flamboyant circulars an
nouncing goods "made in England" and "made in Germany"
and every other old place, except in our own country, by Amer
ican working men and at American wages. The effect of the new Tariff,
wc are told, is almost over. On the contrary, it is not even commenc
ed to be felt in the industrial lines. Corn and eggs and butter have
been shipped from China, Argentina and Siberia, even to Iowa, but in
the lines of manufactured goods we are just beginning to feel the in
fluence. One big New York manufacturer of clothing for men has just sent
out circulars to the effect that it now "desires to announce that it has
established in London, England, a manufacturing department for the
manufacture of English made suits for American wearers." If we im
ported the cloth and had them made up by American workingmen
there might be some sense in English goods, which some people insist
are better than American woolens.
The explanation that this New York house gives of this new move
ment is rather interesting.
"The new Tariff enables us to show these English made garments at
prices as low as our American made suits," and, eventually, we are
told they will be able to undersell American made goods.
This particular house sets forth that it is going to have its goods
made in London because there it can get "the daring touches of style
and make that immediately distinguish English coats," which, of
course, is buncombe, for they could make coats in the English style in
this country if it were desired by their customers, even if they had to
import the cutter from England. The real reason is to be found in the
fact that they can hire workmen "in London for one-half the money
they have to pay American workmen. This is known to every tailor
in the country. And under the present Tariff they can bring them in
without paying much, if any, duty on them. It is' the saving that
they effect that induces them to have their goods made in England.
The manufacturers of all kinds of goods in New York, we have been
told, are looking toward establishing branches in Europe, where they
can get cheaper labor and under the Tariff they can bring their goods
in at a great saving to themselves. Cedar JafiiJs Republican.
THT HE Democ
B pledged its
tocratic party, through its speakers and its newspapers,
itself to the poor man to reduce the cost of living. The
main instrument toward the reduction was to a lower Tariff.
Behold, the lower Tariff has been in operation several months and the
high cost of living has not been reduced. Has not the Democratic
party been guilty of cashing a politically worthless check? The Demo
cratic Congress has appropriated $20,000 to make inquiry in regard to the
high cost of living, while the supposition was that the Democrats knew
just what caused the high cost of living. It was the wicked Tariff.
Wool is on the free list. Who is buying his clothing any cheaper?
Cattle and hogs and all ki nds of meat are on the free list. Who is
buying his meat any cheaper?
One of the easiest things in the world is to find fault with the con
ditions under which the people are living. It is not in the fault finding
spirit, however, but with the desire to assist that we call the attention of
the powers that he to the lawn and approach of our Wailuku public school
Every stranger coming to Wailuku, who looks at our public buildings
remarks upon the setting and beauty of the Wailuku school house, but
he also notices that the lawn and approach to the school are not finish
ed. Vox months now there has been a pile of stone near the entrance,
and the lower step is so high that no longer can the interesting and pa
triotic flag drill be given by the children. The palms are beautiful, but
the whole appearance of the yard is spoiled by the unfinished condition
around the front of the building. The steps into the grounds are
nothing but dirt steps and are almost impassable at least for adults
during rainy weather. A comparatively small sum of money would
make this school yard finished and remove a distressing annoyance to
those who are interested in the beautifying of the County seat.
The presentation to the members of the Alexander House Gymna
si urn of the magnificent bowling trophy by the firm of Wall & Dough
erty is another evidence of the growing interest in clean sport of the
Yalley Isle. That a trophy of such monetary value should be offered in a
handicap series supports the theory that this paper has always main
taiued that the moment the Maui boys themselves are backing a good
thing in the line of athletics the public generally would take hold and
help it along. The past year's record that Maui has put up has been
an enviable one. When we think back of the last five years and see
what strides have been made in all kinds of sport on Maui we need
have no feeling of discouragement. If now we can only secure two good
tennis courts or even one in the town of Wailuku, Wailuku will again
be on the map as far as the most popular island sport is concerned.
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