Pacific Commercial Advertiser
A MORNING PAPER.
WALTEB G. SMITH - ' ' " " " EDITOE
FEIDAY : : : : : : : : AtJGUST 27
A BIT OF SUGAR HISTORY.
'' Every once in a while the good faith ;o the planters of Hawaii is assailed
in some such way as this. We quote from a speech by Senator Foster of
The report handed in to Congress (1876) was in effect to prove
that the limit of sugar production in Hawaii had already been nearly
reached; that United States producers could not possibly be affected
injuriously; and that the isolated condition of the people on the
' Facific Coast made it imperative that this source of supply be opened
tip to them. That report said: "Nor can there be fear of any great
increase in the production of this (Hawaii) sugar, in view of the
steadily diminishing population of the Islands."
At that time, the hen Secretary of the Treasury put the limit of
the stimulation of sugar imports from Hawaii into this country due
to remissions of duties at 12,500 tons annually.
In 1875 we imported 8944 tons of sugar from Hawaii. In 1907
Miese imports had increased to 440,017 tons, or nearly fifty times' as
much as in 1875. "What a prodigious error those prognosticators made.
The planters spoke according to their lights, and they had no conception
of what a vast artesian area would develop to fructify waste lands, nor did
they have reason to believe 'that a way could be found to suddenly increase
the population. A legislative committee had tried to find a method and failed.
Most people were very sceptical in 1876 about the sugar industry here. It was
then a sm?dl affair, such as certain other industries are now, and there were
plenty of people to cry it down. Several plantations were bankrupt. Yet,
when fortune began to favor island sugar, there were official folk who chose
to say that the plai ters had won through misrepresentation. But the latter
did nothing of the kind. In 1876 not the most sanguine among them could
foresee an industry that would arouse the green-eyed monster in the Louisiana
eanefields. : " - ' ' ... .
OUR ENERGIZED LATINS.
The Filipinos who go to Hawaii will probably develop greater
industry than they ever exhibited at home, and a considerable share
of them may become valuable laborers. Incidentally, it is quite probable '
that the knoweldge that they will obtain of modern methods of culti-
vating sugar cane will help toward the enlargement of the sugar-
growing industry in the Philippines, when the Filipino laborers return
home after a few years' employment in Hawaii. Seattle P.-I.
The Filipinos have already developed greater industry here than they ever
lii at home. They are accounted good workmen. The same is true of the
Porto Eicans and the Azoreans. Climatic reasons have something to do with
this; better pay has much to do with it; but an important reason is that there
it a busy environment here that is, as compared with the home environment
of the insular Latin. The motto of most tropical countries is never to do today
what can be put off until tomorrow; but Caucasian energy has changed ail-that,
at least in the conduct of industrial enterprises. There is a contagion in work
as well as in idleness; and a Filipino at home, surrounded by lazy and shiftless
sun-bathers, is a very different man from the Filipino in the whirring sugar
mills and hustling cane-gangs of Hawaii. The change wrought among the
Portuguese who have been here a long time can best be observed by men who
visit the Azores and compare- them with the people they left behind. And the
same is true of more recent comers, She Porto Eicans.
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One of the reasons why Europe has shown so little sympathy with the
aspirations of Crete is to be found in its desire to uphold the constitutional
. regime in Turkey. As soon as the new organic law was proclaimed at Con-stantinoplci-
circumstances'' arose by which f Turkey lost. Eastern Eoumelia,
Bosnia and Herzegovina. At once.the supporters of the old regime madl.the
outcry that the dismemberment of the empire was the outcome of the Young
Turk reforms. Of course the charge was untrue, but it made the new govern
ment and' its European friends anxious lest Crete should also be lost, a
calamity .which might bring the Hamidians back to power. Europe has done
?hat it could, however, to , make the return of Crete to Ottoman sovereignty
' tolerable to the inhabitants by compelling The Porte to grant the island so
Jarge a measure of self Tgovernment as is consistent with the form of sovereignty.
It is not certain that steamers in need of fuel oil will eventually have to
jjo to port for it, thus veering from their courses for hundreds of miles. The
?ase with ; which oil may be taken on at sea through connecting lengths of
.hose makes it possible fo big oil carriers t equipped with wireless to receive
and fill orders anywhere along the routes of travel and not materially detain
a liner while doing it. Between Panama and Hongkong and Sydney and
Liverpool a large business of this character might be developed.
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A Frtnch resident of San Francisco writes that the late General de Gallif et
was not a General at all, the decree making him a General of Brigade having
been offered to the Emperor at Sedan but not signed. The statement is a
curious "one in that de Gallif et has been receiving a General's retired pay for
years and thaij in an illustration to be found in Harper's Weekly, volume of
1S58, he appears as a General officer on horseback with Louis Napoleon and
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One of those "playthings for passengers," a wireless .telegraph device,
brought quick relief to the steamer Arapahoe of the Clyde line the other day.
Off Hatteras her propeller snapped off. This was at 3:45 p. m. Her message
for aid, saying she was helpless, was caught by the Beaufort, S. C, station at
4:50 o'elock. By six o'clock the Huron of -the same line was on hand to tow
the Arapahoe in and all wireless vessels along the coast had been "notified.
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The visiting Congressmen and their wives would rather be free in a hotel
to go and come than to be guests in the homes of strangers. That is, they
would if they are like other people, the question of cost being even. It seems
wise, therefore, for the committee to have secured hotel accommodations for
the official guests rather than to go any further with a plan of private enter
tainment. - . .
The setting of a date for the opening of the Panama canal serves
to again remind us of the Nuuanu dam. No engineer has yet had nerve
enough to set a date for the completion of this job. Star.
V And Schuyler was here, too! Perhaps the question should be referred
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The Mayor's luau is really the public's. Five hundred dollars to go toward
paying the bill came from the Mayor's Entertainment fund, voted by the
Supervisors. The rest may be had from the Territorial fund or from another
County appropriation. His Worship, the Mayor, is merely the master of cere
monies and luau expert not the almoner of his own private bounty.
Representative John J. Fitzgerald, who was here with the Congressional
party two years ago, and who made a stirring American speech at the Moana
Hotel luau, is described in the Brooklyn Eagle as the "rising hope of a sane
Democracy in King's County."
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Postal savings banks, if established, are not likely to succeed in Hawaii,
where the regular savings banks pay more interest on deposits than is con
templated in the postal scheme and are safe and reliable.
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First we know an artillery regiment will drop off a transport on an island
detail. The government is not talking, but it keeps building up the garrison.
"Dry farming" is probably the name for raising rye bv the bushel instead
of the gallon.
, Wbat iS Haaii ging say to the visiting statesmen on the transpor-
x farms .nl ! . w . - .....
... aa enort is maKiag
nn the whole subject. Will
Maui Polo Team Was Never in
Better Form Hope to Win
Maui has a better polo team than it
ever had before. They have been prac
tising hard and believe that they have
a combination team work that was
never excelled on these islands.
This was the essence of what Frank
Baldwin had to Bay on Wednesday
when he was finally discovered at Pu
unene. This is part of what he said,
"With great interest we have read the
Advertiser accounts of the recent polo
games. I appreciate what great team
work the Oahu bunch is showing, and
we all feel that we are going to have
a much harder job than we had here
on Mani last year.
"In the last Oahu-Cavalry game I
noticed the way that the Oahu boys
strung out and passed to each, other.
There is one style of play that we
have been practising religiously. Team
work and then team work is what we
have been working for and you may
be sure that we shall do our best" in
this respect. ,
"When the Oahu and Maui teams
get together there will be a battle
royal. I know that much and I am
not saying for a minute that we are
going to win,, but it will be a great
game and, to tell you the honest truth,
I feel as anxious to get in that game
as well as anything you like to quote
me as saying.
"Our ponies will Jeave bere on Sep
tember 7. Then we will play the Cav
alry on September 11. That is presup
posing that the Oahu team wins the
preliminary game. The winner of that
game will play Oahu and I do not feel
too boastful in saying that it will be
Maui who will play Oahu. ;
But I want to impress one thing
on you very strongly. ' The pleasure
that the Maui players will have, in
meeting the Cavalry. Excellent riders,
grand sportsmen and never knowing
when they are beaten, I can hardly
say whether it would give me more
delight to beat or to be beaten by
them." . . !-
There is a great, an even greateT
than ever, polo boom on Maui. From
Doc. Fitzgerald down to the kid "who
shines your shoes and tells you that
Honolulu money is bogus a way they
have on Maui they -are : all talkiflfc
polo and what a great team !they navfe.
Both sides look upon the corning
polo meeting as a family scrap. Two
Baldwins on each team and the broth
ers Fleming, Harold Rice for Maui and
Walter lalliBgham for Oahu, we may
expect -to see something like this:
John Fleming to his brother David.
' ' Oet off your pony, you miserable' imi
tation of a would-be polo player and
wait till I lick you."
David Fleming. "John, thou are
too small for me, I shall not lick thee.
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Two Baldwins to two other Bald
wins. "What Ho, and think ye that
ye play the game? Go to. Likewise
get out." '
Walter Dillingham to Harold Eice.
"Bid ye good sir, take thy club as
some sweet lance and make some mer
ry jousting with me." i
Harold Eice to Walter Dillingham.
"Indeed, good sir, 'twould give mo
merry f eaturings to joust. ' They ride
at each other and the umpire calls
three fouls. ' , . '
But the games will be good. As
already intimated the Maui team will
be Harold Eice, number one; Harry
Baldwin, number two; Frank Baldwin,
number three, and David Fleming, num
ber four. ;
ALL THIS WEEK
We are showing 33 pieces of 28
inch fast color Scotch zephyr ging
hams, REGULAR VALUES, 30c AND 35c,
in stripes and checks, all colors and
many pretty combinations,
SALE PRICE, 20c PER YARD
aTe the very best material made for
school dresses, and at the price offer
ed is one of the best bargains we have
$1.00 to $35.00
EX "PLEIADES" -
$35.00 to $650 00
When buying a
watch you want to
be satisfied. You
want a watch to
last a lifetime, and
one that can be de
pended on to keep
If you are inter
ested in watches we
will be pleased to
show you our new
stock of "Howards."
We have recently
received a large
shipment of these
and will sell them
from ten to fifteen
per cent cheaper
than they can be
purchased for else
where. Howards are
made in gentlemen's
sizes only and are
The Best Cakes,
the best of every
thing come from
Because they have
the best facilities
always open to pub
f m 1 Drufl
A WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC FAN in your office
means comfort, and comfort means economy. An office force
works better and gives better returns on a cool day. WEST
INGHOUSE FANS make aU days "cool" days. A 390 tele
phone call insures the prompt attention of our solicitor, Cur
tis P. Iaukea.
THE HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
School Toilets I
Supplies which the children will find necessary for
the toilet are to be had of us.
and many other needed articles.
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
FORT AND HOTEL STREETS.
j lodahc! Supplies !
Complete assortment of films of every size, Kodaks and Kodak Supplies
i just arrived in the. S. S. Lurline and now ready for distribution. Y
) r ALL FRESH.V ALL NEW. . ' ; (
) Honolulu Photo-Supply Go, (
1 "Everything I Photographic." Fort Street, Near Hotel.
The unexpectedly large de
mand for this booklet has
necessitated an increased
supply. This we have se
cured and we now will be
pleased to furnish you a .
copy, upon request : : :
STOCK AND BOND DEPAETMENT
Hawaiian Trust Co., Lid
The Trust Company
looks after the af
fairs of a man when
he is gone and car
ries out the wishes
expresseel in his will.
If you have not already made
a will and appointed some good
trust company as executor, come
to us and we will advise you free
BI3H0P TRUST 60., LTD.
" BETHEL STREET.
Capital (Paid up). .......yea 24.000,000
Beserve rund. Yen 15,940,000
HEAD OITICE. YOKOHAMA.
The bank buy and receives fo
collection bills of exchange, ine
Drafts and Letter of Credit, n&
transacts a general banking buiines.
The Bank receives Loeal Deposits
and Head Offiee Deposits for fixed pe
Local Deposits $25 and upwards for
one year at rate of 4 per annum. '
Head Office Deposits Yen 25 and up
wards for one-half year, one year,twe
years or three years at rate cf 5,
per annum. , , . '
Particulars to be obtained on appli
cation. Honolulu Offiee 67 S. Kin Street,
P. O. Box 168.
M. TOKIEDA, Manager.
j BANKING BY MAIL
We have a system I
for handling the sav- I
ings accounts of J
other islands and
out-of-town depos- 5
itors. The method J
is told in our little J
booklet " Banking
by Mail," which we I
will be pleased to
I send free of charge. I
Send us a postal.
: The Bank of Hawaii, Ltd 1
I Capital and Surplus, $1,000,000.
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