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THE MAUI NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1914.
THE MAUI NEVAS
Ktiterecl Ht the Post Office at Waihiku, Maui, Hnwaii, as secoiul-clasi matter
Republican Paper Published in the Interest ol the People
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MAY 2, 1D1 4
PROTECTION WILL COME AGAIN.
WILL rrotection come again? Protectionists believe that "the
greatest friend of truth is time." They expect Protection
principles to vindicate themselves. They expect that the
present period of Free Trade, like the Free-Trade period of 1 S93-'97
will he sufficient to inform the people of the undesirable consequences
of departing from safe, sound, practical lines and embarking upon
economic experiment based wholly upon theory. Protectionists believe
that those who have been persuaded that a Protective Tariff is a fraud
and a robbery of the consumer will naturally demand speedy relief
from the alleged "burdens" of Protective Tariff laws, and they will
not be satisfied with pretexts or excuses for the failure of the party in
power to bring about a lower cost of living without at the same time
diminishing the receipts and the profits of all gainful enterprises and
occupations, whether of the forge, the factory, the forest, the fishery
or the farm.
To maintain at their present level the spendable incomes of the mass
es, acquired under Protection, and also to increase the purchasing
power of such incomes by reducing the cost of living, while' assuring to
all labor and production an undiminished increment and reward- to
the fanner maximum prices at the farm, and to the wage earner mini
mum prices for what he has to buy of the fanner's products; to the
factory worker no less wages than before, but to the consumer a lower
cost of the factory product; iris to such a contradictory scheme, to so
incongruous and impossible a result, that the party of Free-Tiade has
committed itself. Of course, it will fail. It will not lower thenrieeof
the necessaries of life except as it shall reduce the ability to pay. . Hut
reduced ability to pay is not what they want. They have been assured j
that it is perfectly feasible, through lower Tariff duties and increased j
' foreign competition, to lower the price of commodities without lower
ing the price of labor. Thy want to be shown. Nothing of the kind
ja (junniuic. j.vcuis win prove u. i ne greatest menu ot trutli is
time." Protection will come again.
Mi . V. L. Stevenson, editor and manager of the Maui Nkws, fo
n .arly two years, has severed his connection with the paper and will
hereafter reside in Honolulu. In the past, Mr. Stevenson has proved
himself to be an able, fearless and clean minded writer who has, by
turning the spot light now and again into dark corners, frightened
those who were inclined to indulge in little affairs of doubtful propiiety
into the more sedate if narrower paths of life. He has made friends
and foes alike, but none question his integrity. Unfortunately for this
issue of the Ni.ws, Mr. Stevenson was called away suddenly and left for
Honolulu last Wednesday intending to return with his successor, Win.
.f. Cooper today. Unfortunately however, unforseen contingencies have
arisui and he is compelled to renu.in in Honolulu instead of returning
to introduce his successor as was his original intention. But all is well
that ends well. The office force left to their own devices to scrape
together copy for the compositors for the usual weekly issue has man
aged to get something together for the "interregnum," and today's
paper is a sample of what the office force can do in a pinch
to fill up the gap between the retiring of the old and arrival
of new all round man of all work known as the editor of a County
weekly paper. Aloha Stevenson and Welcome Mr. Cooper.
The late mainland elections do not seem to have dampened the ardor
of the Progressive party any. Circulars and cards importuning voters
to join are never failing indications of its activities through the Post
office route any way. Many would be converts are balking over the
Hawaiian interpretation of the word "progressive," which is "holo"
meaning "to run," and "mua" first, taken together means "first to
If that eight hundred thousand dollars which went into the Mexica
rubber scheme had been invested in advances to the Hawaii Promotion
Committee, it would have brought forth a thousand fold return. And
all for the individual and collective welfare of the citizens and residents
of Hawaii. Moral -put your money in the home enterprise. Sar
1J a I let in.
If times are as prosperous as they were under Republican rule, how
does it happen that Generals Coxey, Kelley, Tom, Dick and Harry,
with their armies of unemployed are so much more active now than
hey were then?
Its Value to Builders
"Douglas Fir may perhaps
be considered as the most
important of American
woods. X X X X. As a
structural timber, it is not
surpassed, and probably it
is most widely used and
known in this capacity."
Extract from U. S. Govern
ment Forest Service Bul
letin INo. 88.
Kahului Railroad Go's
Tel. No. 1062.
Kahului, Maui, T. H.
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