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I SUUAIl I'ONSUMI'TION.
j Why It Will lucre-line Urcntly In the
(Front the Argonaut.)
Did you ever realize that you are
eating more sugar nowadays than
' you were ten years ago? When
ijuu ul-kuii i-ming nn wiiuiraui-
( plan, and took charge of the opera-
tions yourself, flour was probably j
l you began eating on a wholesale
i one of the mam articles of your
(diet; it was used in all ways, hence
the chances for expansion have not
been like those with sugar, which 1
l was practically a luxury not very ,
many years ago. we oiusicrs an
remember very distinctly what an
occasion it was when refined sugar
got down to twenty pounds for a
dollar. We always had two barrels
in our pantry one of white, one of
brown, and for ordinary purposes
we were obliged to eat the brown,
the. white being only for extra occa
sions and special foods. That was
twenty years ago, when the annual
per capita consumption in the United
States was fifty-one pounds (1884).
Flour was an 'old, old friend then;
we had been accustomed to it for a
long time, had been using it as the
first of our foods; consequently the
opportunities for its wider use arc
not many as compared with sugar,
which seemingly has now reached
a popular price that is causing its
broader use; and it is reasonable
that it should. And yet it is not
the clement of low price today that
will be responsible for the steadily
increasing consumption per capita;
it is becoming a common food in an
open receptacle at the cook's right
hand, as it were, and to be used
almost unconsciously. That is why
the per capita 'consumption will
increase, even though the price
should remain the same. Today
we are eating seventy-one pounds
apiece in a year, just twenty pounds
morc than in 1884. Increasing
population has nothing to do with
that fact: we are using morc sugar
per individual because it tastes good
and we can afford to do so. When
we bring the factor of a greater
population into consideration, we
must drop the individual and look
at the gross tonnage, which gives
us some startling ideas:
Total sugar consumption in
U. S. in 1881 993.53 tons
Total sugar consumption iu
U. S. iu 18S1 1.872,400 tons
Total sugar consumption in
U. S. iu 1901 2,372,316 tons
This is a tremendous increase; it
explains the great efforts made by
the National Government to develop
a domestic industry; to grow our
sugar at home instead of importing
most of it, as we have been doing.
liven if ihe tonnage remained sta
tionary, its amount and cost would
be sufficiently great to warrant mag
nificent efforts to produce it on the
American farm, as we seem to have
made a good start to do. In 1900,
out of every 1,000 pounds of sugar
used in this country, 887 were from
foreign sources, 74 were domestic
cane, 36 were domestic beet, and
three were maple. And it is adding
insult to injury to observe that of
those 887 pounds of foreign sugar,
199 were from European beets
grown by the small farmers of Ger
many, Austria, Holland and France;
or, to be more explicit:
162JJ pounds were from Germany.
9 pounds were from Helgium.
14 pounds were from Austria-IIuugary.
82 pounds were from Holland.
Sii pounds were from France.
If we expect to cotitiu tie writing
diplomatic notes telling the rest of
the world just how China is to be
treated by everybody, we certainly
must be iu a more independent
position ourselves as regards one of
our most important foods. We are
shipping flour and meat across the ,
Pacific to keep Japan and Russia '
alive and able to fight, and at the
same time our great ports are wide I
open, drawing sugar from the peas-1
antry of Europe and tropical coolies. 1
What good does it do the American
farmer to grow meat and wheat to
feed the foreigners and then draw
on those identical returns to pay for
sugar from the ends of the world
from places that he probably has ,
never even heard of like Belize,
Surinam and others? The planter j
in way-off Egypt, or Peru, or Bra-J
zil, opens a can of Chicago beef!
without being disturbed, because
his sugar is paying for nn article
thai - hasn't the "gumption" to;
produce, whereas it is different over
here; we know that the opportunity
is right before us, going to waste,
as it were. Tlint is why it upsets
us. We have heard so much of late
about Cuba that most of us have
me impression mat ner cane ileitis
are the source of n large part of our
sugar supply, but we usually get
morc from Europe. Thus in 1896,
l0 1900, of our total imports, scven-
teen and eight-tenths per cent came
from Cuba, while twenty two and a
half per cent was European beet
sugar. Now that peace is prev
ing this percentage will increase,
but by no means with such wonder
ful strides as some of the popular
articles of the day would have one
believe. In 1901, the total Cuban
crop was 635,856 tons; it increased
about one-third in ,1902, a sixth in
1903, and judging ftom this year's
estimate, a tenth. This rate of de
velopment does not speak in very
flattering terms of Cuban enter
prise; to add another item of inter
est let us compare their production
of cane sugar with the progress of
beet sugar iu this country:
1900-1 635,856 tons cane sugar
1901-2 850,181 tons cane sugar
1902-3 998,878 tons cane sugar
1903-4 1,130,000 tons cane sugar
1 900-1 76,859 tons beet sugar
1 901-2 163,126 tons beet sugar
1902-3 195,463 tons beet sugar
1903-4 210,000 tons beet sugar
Or, in four years, American en
terprise dias almost trippled in out
put an industry which displays so
many attractive features to farmers
as well as to the factories. This
product, moreover, is not like the
raw sugar brought from Cuba,
which is a brown article, varying
from eighty-nine to njnety-six per
cent pure, but is an ordinary white
sugar, such as is in common use,
and does not, like the brown cane
sugar, need to be put through a re
finery. In some South American
States, where cane sugar is an
every day product, ordinary people
can not afferd to eat white sugar,
and cube sugar is very much of a
luxury. There is only one cane
plantation iu the world that carries
.the manufacturing process right on
to a completed white product; even
the Hawaiian Islands ship their
crude results to a San Francisco re
finery; and the manager of a plan
tation down thera may have white
sugar on his table that as the raw
article left his very presence to
travel to California, there to be re
fined and reshipped to Honolulu,
and to appear in a white suit at its
birthplace. Japan alone, iu 1901,
imported some $16,000,000 worth of
sugar, over $6,000,000 of which
was beet sugar from Germany, Aus
tria and Russia; this had to pass by
the East Indies, those great pro
ducers of cane sugar. And not
only did Japan import it, but of
155,000 tons of all kinds of sugar
imported by China, 20,000 tons was
European beet sugar.
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