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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1915
THE ENEMIES OE DOMESTIC
U T W K
The following self-explantatory
letter has been received from the
Washington office of the American
Cane Growers Association:
October 27, 1915.
Editor Garden Island,
The New York Journal of Com
merce of October 20th reproduces
a letter from Frank C. Lowry, of
the Federal Sugar Refining Co., to
President Wilson, i n which he
urges a consumption or produc
tion tax upon domestic sugar. '1
am enclosing a copy herewith.
The Lowry letter is' regarded
here as intended to feelU out the
sentiment i n Congress towards
such a radical innovation in our
fiscal system as an internal tax on
sugar, rather than as indicating
the terms rcallv favored by the. re
finers. Since early Summer the New
York sugar clique has been work
ing on an amendment to the sugar
schedule of the Underwood Law
with a view of offering it as a re
lief measure for an empty Treasu
ry. The importing and refining in
terests of New York and the sea
board cities are as much opposed
to free sugar as the domestic pro
ducers This is thoroughly under
stood in sugar circles. It is cur
rently reported that what they ac
tually want is either a continua
tion of the import duties as now
enforced by the Treasury Depart
ment with an internal tax of 2
cent a pound on domestic sugar,
or a duty of 1 cent per pound on
foreign sugar with a concession of
20 for Cuba and the internal tax
of 1 2 cent a pound on domestic
The import duties now enforced
on 96 test sugars are as follows
Foreign 1.256; Cuban 1.0048. If
the plan of the refiners to impose
a duty of 1 cent on foreign sugars
should be successful, Cubas, un
der the Reciprocity Treaty, would
be admitted at eight-tenths of a
cent a pound; and if the proposed
consumption tax of half a cent
which has been hatched in New
York should prevail, Cubas would
only be at a disadvantage of
cent per pound as compared with
domestic sugar unless they were
also subjected to the internal tax
after passage through the Customs
The success of such a plan as
outlined by Lowry would enable
the refiners, by this indirect meth
od, to triumph in the campaign of
ultimately securing a tariff of one
half cent on foreign sugar less 20
CU preferental ior Cuba that they
have been prosecuting for the past
three years. Louisiana, Porto Ri
co and most of the beet territory
in the Western States cannot con
tinue to cultivate sugar under these
The friend? of the domestic sug
ar industry in Congress are deter
mined that this crop shall not be
singled out for destruction. If an
attempt is made at the approaching
session to put a production tax on
sugar, amendments will be offer
ed to impose a similar tax upon
the cotton, corn and wheat crops
of the country. Such action would
probably result in the defeat of
the refiners' plan.
This recrudescence of activity
on the part of the Federal Sugar
Refining Co., illustrates the neces
sity of constant vigilance by the
domestic sugar producing interests
if they expect to continue in busi
ness. The Seaboard refiners real
ize now that their attempt to des
troy the domestic cane sugar in
dustry, especially i n Louisiana
through the enactment of the Sug
ar Schedule of the Underwood. Act
has failed, and thev are seemingly
on the eve of another campaign
along different lines to accomplish
our destruction, if possible.
I have thought that you would
be interested in reading the enclos
ure, which is the opening gun of
their new campaign,
Yours very truly,
Paul J. Christian.
Favors Local Guard j Thanksgiving Dinners
That the War Department is
highly favorable to the recent or
ganization of new companies of
the National GuarcVi rf the islands
is indicated in tUe following letter
to General Samuel I. Johnson:
"The ivecessitv for encourage
ment oi'the enthusiasm and inter
est Ung shown through the Ha
waian Islands in the organization
yi these new units is thoroughly
appreciated by this office.
As soon as funds become avail
able under the appropriation to be
made by congress for the coming
fiscal year, authoiitv will be grant
ed bv the war department for the
Both the Waimea and Lihue
hotels had elaborate dinners
Thanksgiving evening. A t the
former a dance followed, being
participated in by a large number
of young society people of the
Democrat On Sugar
Honolulu According t o Ber
tram G. Rivenberg, a member of
the Hawaii lair commission, who
returned t o Honolulu the last
steamer, sugar will be protecfed to
the extent of $20 a ton in fact.
equipment of all such new organi- there will be no freeugar in 1916.
zations, over and above those al- Mr. Rivenburg bases his state
ready organized and equipped, as' ment on information received
the Territory of Hawaii can or-' from influential friends of his in
ganizc and maintain." 1 Washington. D. C
Ous Play Bowling
A very enjoyable evening was
spent last Friday by members of
the Oil Club, Lihue, who together
with a few guests, tried their skill
at bowling on the allevs of the Kegel
Several lidies, it is claimed, beat
their own former records in knock
ing down the pins, enthusiasm
running so high that all regretful-
Iv acknowledged that the lateness
of the hour made departure impera
tive, Refreshments were served at ten
thirty, several games being played
The home, of Mr. F. R. Tracv.at
Waipouli homesteads, was the scene
of a large gathering of homestead
ers last Thursday, who met in the
true spirit of the occasion, each
contributing a share toward the
Thanksgiving dinner and general
good cheer of the occasion.
Experiences and anecdotes were
exchanged bv the agriculturists
who are well satisfied with the re
suits of their labors, on their res
pective holdings. '
COAST MAIL STEAMERS
Steamkks To Arrive.
Datb Namb From
Dec.l Niagara . Vancouver
2 Ventura Sydney
4 IT SAT Sherman Manila
7 Mntsonia San Francisco
10 Makiyra . Sydney
13 Sierr; San Francinco
14 Ltirline ' San Francinro
14 U S A T Logan Sun Francisco
21 Tenyo Marn Hongkong
21 Wilheliuiiui San Francisco
24 Cliiyo Maru San Francisco
2(i Ventura Sydney
2! Manna San Francisco
21) Makura Vancouver
Steamers To Depart
Date Name For
Dec.l Williehnina San Francisco
1 Niagara Sydney
2 Ventura San Francisco
4 U SAT Sherman San Francisco
7 Manoa San Francisco
10 Makura Vancouver
13 Sierra Sydney
15 Matsonia San Francisco
15 U S A T Logan - Manila
21 Tenyo Maru San Francisco
21 Lurline San Francisco
24 Cliiyo Maru Hongkong
2H Ventura San Francisco
2(1 Wilheliuina San Francisco
20 Makura Sydney
The following arrived by the
Kinau Wednesday morning: P.
A. Gorman, Capt. Leavitt, Mrs.
Leavitt, Mrs. E. P. Merrill, Miss
P. Merrill. Miss M. Kane, MissG.
Scotte, Pau Wo, Mrs. Pau Wo,
Miss Fait Wo, Mr. Despain, Mrs.
Despain, Geo. Bertram, Mrs. Ber
tram, Miss A. Medina, Mr. Taka
gawa, Mr. Seguda, S. Ah Yet. K.
Fugimotr, G. P. Wilcox, D. B.
Murdock, J. H. Morague. E. J.
de Lacy, Master Brodrero, Z. S.
Spalding, Miss Sophie, Master Bo
drero, D. W. Dean, T.W.D.Frees,
Mrs. McGregor, J. Donald, Mrs.
Donald. Sam Hee.
The following arrived by the W.
G. Hall Friday morning"
Geo. R. Ewart. Jr., Rev. H. L.
Tracy. Chas. Gray, Iwamoto. W.
Maeda, -Y. Suemoto, Sun Fook
Lung and wife, T. Harda and
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RUSSIAN ARTILLERY EN ROUTE TO THE FRONT.
Did you hear
Santa Claus has
They say he made
at Lihue Store.
The display of
there is certainly
Lets Go To-day.
Notice is hereby given that on
and after the 15th. day of Decem
ber, 1915, the penalties provided
in the Workmen's Compensation
Act (Act 221 S. L. 1915) will be
enforced on all employers carrying
on a business, trade, profession or
any other occupation ior the sake
of pecuniary gain in the County
of Kauai, who have failed to pro
vide security, or have not other
wise conformed t o the require
ments of said Workmen's Com
Industrial Accident Board. Ka
uai. By its chairman,
L. D. Timmons.
J. M. Lydgate,
Nov. 16-23-30. Dec. 7-14.
THE BANK OF HAWAII,
Linru. Kauai. Hawaii
Deposits are received suoject
to check. Certificates of de
posit issued payable on de
mand. Loans made on ap
Drafts Drawn on
San Francisco Berlin
New York Hong Kong
Interest paid on Savings De
posits. 4 per cent on ordi
nary and 4 per cent on Term
Deposits. Ordinary. Savings
Deposits will be received up to
$2,500 in any one account.
Safe Deposit Boxes fo
Rent $2 and $3 a Yea
Measels In Kawaihau
Kawaihau district is now 'affect
ed with measles, the ailment ap
pearing in all of the settlements of
that locality. There are fewer
cases in Lihue district.
"As easy as an old shoe"
These Pumps are made of white canvas
with white rubber soles and heels.
Deservedly popular as an
Manufacturers' Shoe Store
1051 Fort St. Honolulu
.Copp ifht Htrl tchtfocr & Mm
Silva's Toggery, Honolulu.
STILL. SPARKLING AND GINGER ALE.
Quarts Pints Splits '
The most popular Mineral Water on the Pacific Coast.
Ask for "The Story. of Shasta" Free.
GONSALVES & CO., LTD.
Exclusive Agents Territory or Hawaii. .
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Use the eas that won highest honora at
San Francisco and San T)iego Exposi
tions for its superior carbureting quali
ties, its purity, its uniformity.
I he (rasome of Quality f jjt
li a genuine gasoline "cut", from the straight
distillation of selected California crude re
distilled and purified. It gives you the miles
you pay for, cleaner cylinders and steadier
STANDARD OIL' COMPANY
Up-to-date Livery, Draying and Boarding Stable and Auto
BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Leaving Kekaha every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
ARRIVING AT THEIR DESTINATION IN THREE HOURS
F. WEBER Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea P. O. Box 71