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TIIK MAUI XKWS SATURDAY , APRIL, 25, 1914.
THE MAUI NEVAS
I-nltred Jit tlic Pot O farr at WailuVn, Maui. Hawaii, ns second-chis itiaUtr
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
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V. l. Sleuenson
lEdltornnd M a n n m e r
TAXED TO SUPPORT A LOW TARIFF.
7, TFX MILLION" dollar slump in the customs receipts for 1'cb-
- ruary, increasing the treasury deficit for the fiscal year to date
to 27,iOii.iim), !iits the lieiieficial eiTecls of the new Tariff law
in a somewhat new light. The lower duties on imports are making a
tremendous reduction in the Tariff revenue of the country without any
compensating uduction in the cost of necessities. The cost of running
tht Government of the United States is not, however, reduced. On
the conlrarv, it is increasing with leaps and hounds under the Demo
cratic Administration, ;.ud the deficit in the Tariff revenues must he
made up from other sources. In a word, the people must he taxed to
support a low Tariff which has not benefited them in the slightest de
gree and probably never will.
g 1;SS numbers of beet sugar lelinei ies are to be run this year than
J last by a score or moie, and ne.N year will be abandoned unless
there is a change in the Tariff at least in sight because of the
election of Republicans to Congress. The refinciies are to be left
standing' with that hope. It knocks about $.50,000,000 worth of busi
ness out of this country annually, and that is not counting the industry
of the farmers raising beets and improving their lands by that process
The business goes to Cuba and Americans interested there get a con
siderable part of the profits.
There would seem to be no legitimate reason why the report of II.
Clouding Lie-Id on the financial affairs of the County of Hawaii, should
not be published. The report must contain many interesting items
and must surely point out the way to reformation regarding clean,
honest government. To suppress the report will simply nullify the
work that has been put in on it. There may be some startling asser
tions contained in the report, but the public should be enlightened at
The plebiscite is now certain, and it is up to all the voters of Maui
to decide whether or not they want to borrow money for certain ini
provciucnts. It will be an interesting experiment, ami the first of the
kind ever tried in these islands. That there is an immense difference
of opinion regarding the policy of bonowing during the "hard times"
is will known, and it remains to be seen what the intelligent voters
will do at the polls.
President Wilson did the only possible thing when he took steps to
wipe out the insult to the American flag. There is such a thing as
"rubbing it in" and that was just what the bandit chief, who is called
"General, ' was doing. It is about time that the American President
took steps to stop the whole of Ivurope from laughing at the United
Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and Free-Traders turkey trot about
for offices whiie thousands of Americans are idle and foreigners are
producing the things we ought to make at home.
llilo is lucky to secure George Ileushall as an editor of one of the
big island papers. "George" is known to everyone and has helped
llilo grow before now.
Wilson claimed that Free-Trade would reduce the high cost of living,
but instead of that he reduced labor and the chance tc. make a living.
Demociatie prosperity is long on mortgages and short on cash.
YKS, it's pretty tough, my brother,
In this land so big and wide,
To stand idle with each other,
With one's hands down by one's side.
Good old hands, long used to toiling
For the missus and the kid;
Hands that kept the pot a boiling;
And they did it well, they did.
Yes, it's mighty rough, my brother,
When your heait is filled with fear,
Seeking work, this way and t'other,
With the wolf a-gettin' near.
Hard to tell the patient missus,
When you reach her side at night.
And your rough old cheek she kisses, r
"There is not a job in sight."
You all know the reason, brothers;
It's as plain as plain can be.
All your work has gone to others
Cheaper men across the sea.
Your prosperity they banished,
For Free-Trade, Protection killed.
Then your work and wages vanished
And the f.ict'ry's hum was stilled.
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