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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 1917.
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nr nt (inee restored to the poor!
limiting, firm textured shoes they,
were when new.
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V;e-J My CTAnr
. Church Convention
Tin semi-annual convention of
the Kauai churches assembled at
ll'.f T.ihue Hawaiian church Wed
nesday morning Oct; 17. with dele
Kates from the different churches and
.races, with Rev. I. K. Kaauwai as
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xorcisep aim the contamuion oi me nana wncre average earnings iuiu
convention liev. J. P. hrdman gave the standard of living of workers are
n address on The Duty of the , , nB in-th uunA?. Cuban
-it 1 1. r.
T 7Zi nnd Plantation hands receive more pay
moral interests..' In this talk He per uny wr imit ui :
mnhasized the duty of the church employment at these wages is not
o consider not only its own welfare 80 continuous as in Hawaii, while
mi t also its largo responsibility to housing and sanitary conditions for
the world about it. The church is ordinary laborers are below "the
the repository of the Divine life for Hawaiian standard. However, wages
the world and it must not assume ;n the Territory are lower, and the
any exclusive monopoly of it. Re- opportunity for a common laborer
ligion lias been dropped out oi me to advance is less, than m Uali
schools so there is the greater need f0rnia
for the churches to keep it before The general condition of Hawaii
the community. an workers presents no evidence of
It is the mission of the church to economic hardship, though indivi
redeem the world from narrowness, dual instances of such hardship of
brutality, fear and misery as well as doubtless occur.
from crime and vice, and to oring Labor conditions in Hawaii are
to it instead joy, peace and hope. better than in most tropical coun-
In n more snechc way: we nave trioR nnd in some wavs thev are
on Kauai some 2500 Hawaiians, 550 better than in many mainland com
of them are in our churches; where niumtics. The struggle for exist
arc the rest of them? What are ence is not severe. Except early in
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we trying to do for the rest or mem r 1914 , when abnormally low sugar
It is the business of the church to nricee and the prospective removal
care for these people. . 0f the duty on that article enforced
The Japanese churches were well strim?cnt economy in plantation
represented and contributed maten- management, agricultural workers
ally to the practical discussion of have never faced involuntary un-
what -can and ought to be "one Ior emnlovment. From an oriental
tho general community, detailing standpoint, labor conditions are ex
lie conscientious enorts tnat are u,ipnt
eing made to reach and benefit the "Considering the demands of the
outlying Japanese in the community. climate, plantation workefs are bet-
for hire at all hours.
Tel. 228 Car No. 404
W. H. ZIMMERMAN
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on These Islands
The Commissioner of Labor Stat
istics makes a very rational nnd
discriminating statement of the con
dition of labor on these Islands to
the Glth Congress from which the
following in substance is taken:
There is probably no other tropi
usual devotional cal country except northern (Queens-
JOHX F. KAl'OZO, I.ihue, K uiai.
Those who know say that a four
fold mistake in food economy is of
ten made. First, the more expen
sive kinds are often used when the
cheaper kinds would be just as
nutritious. Second, the dirt is
more or less one-sided ; we eat too
much of some particular kinds of
food. Third, many people eat far
top much food, much of which does
n't do them any good but rather
harm. Finally serious errors in
cooking are committed which spoil
le food, rendering it unpalatable
Strange to say these errors of
economy are very largely made by
the poorer classes- who can the least
iford to indulge in extravagance.
This is however largely the result of
ignorance pr misconception rather
than wilful ivaste or even negllgenco.
Home Canning .
Mr. Case gives notice that he lias
received a generous stocK of the
Home Canning Bulletin issued by
h e General Food Commission,
hich he will be glad to supply to
any and all who would like to have
them. In the natural order of
things they will be handed to the
ndies who have joined t e woman s
food conservation campaign by
signing and returning the cards for
the same. But anyone , else who
Wants them can have them. It is
valuable bulletin containing a
great deal of useful information.
The second day of the session
Rev. A. Akana handled the same
ceneral theme very effectively. He
said in substance: However much
we may want to we can't dwell
nnrirt.- nnd live our own lives; we
touch one another both as indivi
duals and communities for good
ter housed than many rural labor
ers, mine workers, and unskilled
city workmen on the mainland,"
and that "there has been much im
provement in water supply, sewage
disposal, bathing facilities, and m
neneral . cleanliness of camp sur-
oundinns." but that sections of
and ill all the time. All the tele- campg that formerly had been fair-
phones on the same system are con- v ccan and attractive when occu
nected. Ring the bell in one home n:efj bv Jananese and Hawaiians
and it is heard in all the others. A Were filthy and unpresentable under
telephone that rings for itself alone, Filipino occupancy."
that is a dead telephone, a use- The plantation interests form
ess telephone. . We are .all tied up benevolent industrial oligarchy. The
together, we are all dependent on relations existing between the plan-
one another. . tatioh manager and his laborers are
The church has a duty to the aenii-feudal. Laborers and their
community in the matter -of ita I families on the sugar plantations,
spiritual and moral standingund of or tu m0f.f mrt living in isolated
its own influence. When Kawaiahao I village communities, are accustom
church is rent with strife and bitter- to regard the plantation manager as
ness.all the churches in tnese lsianus an earthly Providence whose pater
are discredited, the whole liody of nai business it is to supply them
Christ is maimed, all good people I witli certain utilities and disutil
are injured. hies with or without their advice
The church is the light of the and consent.
community. It is not the light for jn contrast with most tropical
the narrow circle of its own mem- countries the people who control the
berslup alone, uut ior every uouy. industries of Hawaii make tneir
The church is a life-saving sta- home in the country and take
tion. a station ought to e. ready to neigbborhood interest m the wel
save any and all, without reference fare 0f those who work for them
to race or color or condit,pn. That jjut if We view labor conditions in
a drowning man doesn't belong to I Hawaii as primarily important be
our club or our set, that oughn't cause they will determine the poli
to make any. difference about our tieal future of tho country and the
reaching out to him the hand of character of its civilization, then
help. these other questions of immigra
All alKHit us there are moe who tion and race control, of land and
need help. Filipinos, Japanese, water policies, and of civic develop
Chinese, as well as the people of mcnt are logically parts of the
our own race. The churches here subject. From the standpoint of
in this community have a duty to our national interest in Hawaii
them. These churches are the light- which gives occasion to the law
houses for these people, has the cnlline for this renoft. these are the
light failed and gone out? These questions in relation to which labor
churches are the lilesaving stations ..options are to be considered
for these drowning peoples,-are From this broader viewpoint the
they plmt up and deserted . or are increase of a resident laboring popu
they deaf to the cries that come
them for help?
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Weekly Market Letter
(I.-iwueil by the Territorial Marketing
The price of Island L'ggs has re
iiuiined the same for the past three
weeks. Island ioultry is scarce
and the retailers are offering good
Muscovy -ducks arc scarcer than
thev have been for some tiine past
and the price has advanced two
The first of the new crop of Maui
beans was received last week.
Calico beans selling for $11.00,
small whites for $13.00 and red
beans for 0.00 a hundred. The
Maui fanners expect to be able to
market a lame crop of beans this
Large shipments of dried corn are
being received from Maui and Ha
waii. Corn is not selling very fast.
Most of the people having a small
number of chickens have disposed
of them on account of the higl
tion. the fostering of industries
other than sucar making, the rise
of a middle class derived fiom th
people who work with their hands
and the increase in small holdings
are all hopeful symptoms of pro
cress toward a true civic conimu
nity, organized to secure the we
fare of all its members. The ted era
Government, in every policy affect
ing the Territory, should strive t
foster such a community.
A recent Advertiser contains ex
tracts from letters of Kenneth
Mesick as well as the picture of th
writer in the midst of his cum
surroundings. This young patriot
in responding to his country s call
left college and went into training
for the Front.
lie writes from Camp Sheridan
Montgomery, Alabama. Ho say
it is five by seven miles in extent
on an old cotton plantation, con
tains 20,000 men at present an
will ultimately have S7.UUU men
price of feed and the high prices Everything is fine and they liv
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oiiert ii ior poiuiry. i in ni iieqi- wt,o a8 tjie sample inn oi lare inu
This has help
ed to reduce the demand for feed
and also helped to raise the price of
fresh island eggs.
O. 15. LlGHTFOOT,
Kenneth Mesick is a son of Mrs
L. S. Mesick of the Ilanamaul
school who is deservedly very prou
Errors In Food Economy
John R. Bergstrom
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