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THE MAUI NfiWS, "SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1914
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THE MAUI NEVAS
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Aloha! Nobles of the Mystic Shrine!
THE LIMIT PKICIi OP SUGAR.
TU ' llOSK who are predicting that siiL';ir will keep right on going up
till it reaches a price of JO cents per ponnil or more, have forgot -ti
n a iT important factor, nainelv the ability ami the willing-
ik-s .if the consumer to buy. Demand for any commodity falls off in
multiple ratio as the cost advances. Sugar is a thing that can K- in
large measure eliminated from the menu of the average American
family. There is no doubt that with raw sugar selling at 5 rents or
inure, a great falling off in consumption will le at once noted. A few
cents higher.-and many families will practically cease buying conuncr.
cial sugar. Sugar substitutes - the old 'sorghum molasses, honey, anil
cheap grades of cane molasses will again come into vogue.
This is not theory. It has been demonstrated within the past ten
years. In 1MS. with the average price of sugar for the year 4.J7H
cents, the consumption in the United States dropped below- the previous
car by neatly 5 percent. Again in 1911. when sugar reached its
highest average price for the decade, of 4.45. cents, the consumption
tcmaiucd practically stationary. The average annual increase in
amount of sugar used in the United States covering a period of 30
years, is 4.1'iJ percent. While the present price of over $130 per ton
has not been equaled for many years, the quotation has gone above
Sloo on seveial occasions in less than 10 years. In 1911, it reached at
one time 5.9(,5 cents, or 5119.30 per ton: and in 1905, the high record
wus 5.J5 or 51o5 per ton.
In view of the heavy yields from Cuba. Hawaii and the Philippines,
it is extremely unlikely that the Kuropcan war can have the effect of
keeping prices for long, even up to their present level: and certainly
any maintained advance from the present figures can scarcely be looked
for. Pesides this, the general increase in cost of living in America is
going to hit sugar hard, and the organized efforts of housewives in
different places, already begun, to boycott sugar in order to break the
price, are bound to have their effect.
DON'T FORGET THE ISSUE.
UM.KSS voters keep their heads cool they are likely to become
confused by all the campaigning that is being carried on. There
is just one thing to keep clearly in mind and you can'1 go
wrong. 'H W ANT TO SKND TO WASHINGTON Till- MAN W HO WII.I. HH
Ani.iv to iiHi.i' Hawaii most.
It isn't a question of friendship- it's a question of efficiency, a ques
tion of business. Hawaii can't afford to have a delegate who won'(
ay right on the job, or who can't stand the Washington climate
We need a man who has legislative experience and the energy to gc
what he goes after. There is but one candidate in the field who can
measure up to these requirements. That man is Charles A. Rice.
Wih:n the Civic Convention committeeman hits you for a few dollars
to help insure the success of the big event, you can afford to give him
about double what you think you ought to give The importance of
this gathering on October 3rd to 5th cannot be over estimated. Direct
ly or indirectly every cent spent on it will be returned a hundred fold
in benefit to the community, licsides, the money actually spent will
remain right here at home.
XiCVi'.u before has Maui been in such close and constant touch with
the whole world as she is at present. With an extended press report
by wiieless, received twice each day by the I.UI Nkws, there is little
of great importance on the worUl's news' counter that we do not get.
Tine Promotion Committee is advertising Hawaii at present on the
mainland, as the "Isles of Peace." It is believed that a large number
of tourists, unable to go to Kurope this winter, will turn their steps in
Not that it really makes any difference, but it does jar a country
editor's pride a little, to have a big city daily appropriate practically
all his gems of thought and then give credit for it to another sheet.
Maintaining Earth Koads
The first and last commandment
in earth road maintenance is tokeep
the surface well drained. To insure
good drainage the ditches should be
kept open, all obstructions removed
and a smooth crown maintained.
Kxcept for very stony soil the road
machine or scraper may be used
very fleet ively for this work. The
machine should be Used once or
tw ice a year and the work should be
done when the soil is damp so that
it will pack and bake. ..into a hard
crust. Wide and shallow sideditches
should be maintained with Bllllicient
fall and capacity to dispose of sur
face water. These ditches can in
most places be constructed and re
paired with a road machine. ix.
Miss Lindsay Honored
Miss Dorothy (iuild was hostess
at a delightful luncheon on Thurs
day afternoon at her beautiful sum
mer home at Kaalawai in honor of
Miss Olive Lindsay of Maui, who is
pending two weeks with her as her
The table was artistically decorat
ed, a red and white color pchenie
being carried out. There dainty
baskets filled with lovely African
daisies were very effective center
pieces, while the ilace cards were
tiny birds which perched saucily on
the glass rims. Covers were placed
After luncheon all the various
forms of entertainment possible at a
summer home were indulged in. A
number of the guests enjoyed a re
freshing pea bath, others played
croquet, while dancing was popular
throughout the afternoon. -Slur-Hut.
Charged With Cheat
On a warrant charging gross
chiat, A. V.. Krueger, wus appre
hended in Honolulu this week, and
will arrive in Maui this morning to
answer the charge. It is alleged
that Krueger pledged bis salary as a
police ollieer to the First National
Hank, w hen the same bad already
Uen hypothecated, fur other debts.
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