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TUB HAWAIIAN BTAlt, (.MONDAY, MAY U, 1001 DAILY AND SBMI-WKHKLY. J ttabllihed every afternoon (except Bundny) by the Hawaiian Star Newspaper Association, Limited. Frank L. Hooks, - - - - - Editor SMONDAY 7 ..77. ...7 ."..".. MAY it, ujo.. GOFFEE, Though tltc cofTcc consuiuption of the United States is enormous tfinil has been growint; enorniously durintr tltc last ten years, the inline- tliatc future of the industry is by no means so bright as the statistics of consumption would lead a careless observer to think. A very able arti cle upon the industry has appeared recently in one of the mainla'nd jiapers which shows how large is the consumption, how important is aiic trade, and how unfortunate is the outlook for better prices. At the present time the people of the United .States consume 1,000, 000,000 pounds of coffee annually. Since 1890 the imports have doubled, and within the same period, according to the authority quoted, the consumption has grown or increased four pounds per capita, the gain bemg greater than that of any article used as a beverage. Divid ing '1,000,000,000 pounds among the total population, men, women and children we get about fourteen and a half pounds per head. Putting the average price at fifteen cents a pound, this means an expenditure of ?i 50,000,000 annually, while some claim an average price of twenty .tents per pound, which is too high, considering the amount of cheap Brazilian coffee in the market. During the years 1901 and 1902 the annual average of the imports of coffee has been 1,013,646,550 pounds. Of this ninety-five per cent vame from our own continent. Brazil sent us eighty per cent, and other South American countries, Central America and Mexico furnished us with fifteen per cent. Somewhat over four per cent comes from the East and West Indies, while the product derived from Oceanica, in which Hawaii is included, is regarded as too small'for calculation. Summing up the information thus gained the conditions of the cof fee industry may be stated as follows. In spite of the enormous con sumption, the overproduction is so great that unless some great disaster -were to occur prices are almost certain to remain low for years to come. Brazil has more than quadrupled her production of coffee in twenty years, and despite the fact that the grower realizes quite low prices, jjlantations are being extended in all of the most available sections of the country. Mexico, moreover is making rapid strides as a coffee pro xlucing nation, and the quality of the Mexican bean being considered on a par with some of the best brands of coffee produced. When we con sider that last year Brazil sent 765,000,000 pounds of coffee to the' main land, Central America 45.500,000 pounds, Mexico 31,000,000 pounds, our coffee product- dwindles to insignificance, and however excellent its quality, it evidently does not figure largely in the general result. Regarding the coffee market and the means to be adopted to im jprove prices a recent commercial paper says: "A fall in coffee options to the lowest point ever recorded redirects attention to the plans proposed for the relief of the present depression. A multiplicity of suggstions have been made, but only two seem to hold the field. One is that a tax should be imposed on coffee amounting to 20 per cent, of the total production, and that this should be paid in .kind in the lower grades of coffee. The obvious objection to this, ac cording to the London Statist, is that it would involve great waste. The coffee would be grown, gathered, marketed and sent down to the ports, there to be destroyed. The answer to this objection is that the planters cannot be trusted. The second proposal is that instead of first raising and then destroying 20 per cent, of the coffee, 20 per cent, of the trees should be cut down. The trees would grow again, so that ultimately There would be no 'loss of capital. But there would be a reduction of the production for a certain space of time." This is a radical proposal in either case, and is not one that will commend itself to coffee growers. It would however have very little influence upon us, were it possible to carry cut, for our yield is so small that it has practically no result upon the ceffee market. It is wise for us, however, to realize that our yield is so small, because we can then better understand how Congress will regard our requests. For our selves we cannot expect great consideration. We can however receive consideration if larger areas of United States land are devoted to coffee. This would come if the Philippines went into coffee. 00 3 Sfcj3? Drink Puis ; ISj I Water j sa 33 X To b In good health you must ODR MOTTO IN DEALING IN Pure Drugs, Medicines, Toilet Articles, Rubber Goods, Etc., Etc. ONLY THE BEST GRADE No Seconds AND Prices Reasonable To be In good health you must drink pure water. You are tak ing greater chances than ever of Impairing your health by the use of unflitered water. Avoid typhoid which has been prevalent and' directly traced to the use of Impure- water. Our Filters Are Germ Proof They will pay for themselves In a very short time. They save doctor bills. t I CD FORT STREET -:o:- , LACE MAKING, from Mazatlan, and in the days when the steamers ran from Panama to San Francisco, loaded with passengers, a peep at Coljma, with smoke hanging over Its top was one of the sights of the voyage. Some remarks upon lace making which were made in the House, must have been. under a misapprehension. There has been some lace making in the schools, and some Hawaiians have learned torchon lace making. The industry was started by Miss Lucy Adams, who made a special study of lace making while abroad. On her return to this Ter ritory she was assisted in putting forward this work by several Hawaii an ladies, prominent among whom were Mrs. F.' W. Macfarlane, Prin cess Kalanianaole, Mrs. Henry Wilcox and others. These ladies knew the limitations of the work, and it was at their request that Governor Dole embodied an item in the estimates, asking for a foreign trained teacher of lace making. Before the session commenced Miss Adams wrote upon the matter as follows: "There are thirty-five girls now learning torchon lace mak ing under the direction of native teachers. One of these classes is in Makawao, another at Kohala, and two in Honolulu. But all the work i!5 jenientar)' aiU' lace making, as an industry will be a failure if only one or two kinds of lace are made. Various kinds must be offered for sale, and later on, ft IflCC distinctly Hawaiian (with a taro leaf pattern for eKampIe) should "be a special feature of the work." It was on this ground that' the ladies interested in fostering the lace j making industry, asked for the assistance of the Legislature in securing . the geh'teei Of (I foreign lace teacher. To restrict the lace teaching to "Hawaiian teachers wiii be to starve the, growing industry. Upon this j matter Miss Lucy Adams,- who has, at considerable personal expense, -studied under teachers on the mainianu anu m Europe, must ue allowed to know more than the legislators, and her recommendations should ha listened to it any appropriation is m. rmmiiei' OUr sugar Industry still further. , Hoberl Wllcbx was talking of distribute , in'g the land of several of our UYge , plantations Into small holding1. Judge , Ide is a more farseelng man that the great Itobert. Dr. George P. Andrews, who passed away on Saturday evening, was a true Kamaalna. Though a large portion .pf his active life was spent on the main land, yet he returned to the Island Ter. rltory of his birth In the evening of j'.Is days. His 111 health, In his declining years prevented him from taking an active part in the affairs of 'the Ter ritory either professionally or political ly. A wide circle of friends admired his worth and his ability. He was a worthy and able representative of the islands. The harbor at Yokohama Is fairly swarming with warships from all the naval powers in the world. There are five of our own there. Japan will shortly make a grand naval display, and she has ships enough to do It. The main Russian fleet Is somewhere in tlje vicinity of the Yalu River. A very lit tle matter would bring about an out break. Russia has a way of striking In peace time, as the Turks remember,. umml LIMITED Dealers iix II ouseliol cl NeoeiHities Sole Agents for JEWEL STOVES, BLUE FLAME WICKLESS OIL STOVES and GURNEY CLEANIABLE REFRIGERATORS. Ros. 83, 6B and 67, King Street HONOLULU. Classified Ads in Star. A Three-Line Advertisement (IS words) will be Inserted in the STAR'S Classified Columns for 25 cents Each additional line at the rate of 10 cents extra. ... (.aE-M Ads under "Situations Wanted," Inserted free until further notice. Foi Sale A magnificent building site on the Punchbowl slope near Thurston ave nue. Particulars at Star office. Building lot corner King and Kame- hameha road. Palama terminus of Rapid Transit road. Apply at Star office. Cottage Wanted Of 6 op 7 rooms! linftirnlahprt. nVTn- kilfl district nrefprrpfl. Arlrlrpaa "Af. L." Post Office Box 486, Honolulu. Furnished Itooms To let A nicely fiitfilshed front room. Mos quito proof fcrid electric light. 494 Bere- tania near Punchbowl. Two Furnished Rooms. Cheap. No. 9 Garden Lane. lloom and Board 4Sr ant"piaguTtake It turn and' turn about in the Philippine Islands, fcholera Is having Its inning just no Jt takes hard work to bring people llfce the Filipinos to consider the -modern sanitary conditions and abide by them. The Chinese gambler is up against it. There will be a neat little flutter among the owners of the various nefarious outfits. The Attorney-General's de partment will now have an ample op portunity for investigating some of the underground ramifications of the garh- lillnc fraternity. Once this class of persons Is started on the run", there -are bound to be Interesting developments. Judge Ide in his report upon the Phillppines.Airges that the .sugar-industry he fostered. A remark of his Is pertinent 'to the Territory of Ha.wall. He says that in order to successfully establish the industry there should be no limitation on the acquirement of land. The acquirement of land in this Territory la tampered, and there are sections of the commurtlty that would The attention of the would-be small farmers might be directed to the re ported case of a Britisher on a recent through steamer who entered a Hono lulu store Intending to purchase a wa termelon. Seeing a number displayed he asked the price. "One dollar," was the response. "But I don't want them all, I want to buy one of them," he an swered. Explanations followed and the visitor went away melonless. Mr. Rufus Choate, fifty years ago, In a speech before tilt Massachusetts Con stitutional Convention, said: "He shall' know nothing agout the parties; every thing about the case. He shall do everything for Justice; nothing for him. keif; nothing fcf his friend; nothing for his patron nothing for his sovereign. If on one side Is the executive power, the legislature and the people the sJirces of his honors, the givers of his daily bread and on the other an In- t dividual, nameless and odious, his eye is to see neither great nor small, at- , tending only to the 'trepidations of the balance.' If a law Is passed by a una- I1U11UUH ieisuuui c, uiaiuuicu in, uj general voice of the public, and a cause Is before, him on ft. In which the com munity Is on the one side and an In dividual, nameless or odious, on the other, and he believes It to be against the Constitution, he must so declare it or there is no judge." Nicely furnished room with board In private family. Apply 494 Beretania street. Notice to Roomei'Si If you want a clean, airy rodm, pd lite janitor, go to "Star Block," 12S0 Fort street, only $1.C0 per week. Lost Certificates No, 40B95 Amount 11,372.80 and No, 40GG7 amount $100 In the name of J. S. and Camllls L. Ellis have been lost. Return to this office. Situation Wanted The subterranean forces of the globe are very active. Only the othtr day we had a city In North West Territory practically wiped out. A few months ago there was a big burst In Guatemala and now, Coll'ma Is out In eruption. C'ollma, however, has been more or less active since the Spaniards first saw It. Glimpses of Collma can be obtained Marcus Island has been sleeping tho sleep of the forgotten for some time. The last heard of It was tha"t Japan had renounced all claim to the Island, and that big damages were to be paid to the owners of th'e Whalen. Now It ap pears tha't Japan has not renounced nil claim, and that the State Depart ment, far from breathing warships, threatenlngs and so forth, knows noth ing of the matter. The Marcus 'Island episode Is decidedly a funny one to the lookers-on. It has not been quite so funny for those who put up the cash, Hut then If you do ft, hunting for snarks you need Tiot be .-prised If yoii meet jub jub birds o:- even jubb'er works'. The irreat noarn" it the "Hunt ing of the-Bnark" mlgln e studied by! By qualified school mistress, as Dally capacity. Domesticated; good needle woman. Address r ., star umce. By competent lady stenographer. Ex perienced In Real Estate and Legal work. Address P. O. Box 25, Honolulu. By an experienced lady as manager of hotel or housekeeper In private family. Best of references. Address A. P. this office. The Pacific Hotel, 1182 Union St., opposite Pacific Club Newly Furnished Rooms The Best Restauran In the City. MRS. HAN , Proprietor. 5. Twenty-flve cents oavs for a Want id in the Star. 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