Newspaper Page Text
THE OAW tdLAND, TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 1920
Issued Every Tuesday
I SLA N D
KENNETH C. HOPPER
NOVEMBER 30, 1920
THE SI' EC I A I, 8ESSIOX
I'iv all accounts this special session haa been
om- of special diligence, wisdom and common
sense. The legislators disposed of the busi
ness before them Tvith no unnecessary fuss or
wordiness, and did it promptly and wisely a
very worthy exception to many that we have
had. and a very worthy example for the future.
In thi record of worthy accomplishment our
own Kauai men, at any rate did their share
or even better. We congratulate them.
HOW TO READJUST THE IiURDEX
One of the benefits which the incoming He
publican administration promises us is an
improved method of taxation; and also, we
trust, somewhat of an abatement in amount.
Already there is a good deal of discussion
in regard to the matter, and various plans are
The Bishop Trust Company, in their week
ly bulletin, outline Ihe more attractive of
these suggestions as follows:
A one per cent tax on all sales.
A tax on all salaries.
A tax of 2 cents a pound on sugar, to be
collected at the retinery, with the exception
that the burden will be passed on to the gen
While these are interesting suggestions, it
is too early yet to accept any one of them as
the final solution. Long before the final meas
ure lias been adopted there will be many other
As to any considerable reduction of the tax
ation burden at hand, that would seem to be
a vain and delusive hope.
THE AXTIALIEX LAXD LAW.
The anti-alien land law has passed the Cal
ifornia legislature by a vote of 3 to 1, restrict
ing tenure of land by non-assimilable aliens.
This measure was recently the subject of dip
lomatic exchanges between the Washington
government and Japan.
Tke measure was initiated to halt what is
termed as "encroachment" of Japanese upon
California lands through lease-hold or purchase
and prohibits such lease or purchase by such
aliens. The law also makes a provision
against the control of laud by corporations
dominated by their American -born children,
who are eligible to citizenship and privileged
to hold land.
This law is most drastic in its provisions to
prohibit Orientals from acquiring land in the
United States. It is an emphatic demonstrat
ion of the principle of "America for Americans"
and the exclusion of Asiatics from all rights
and privileges as land owners in America. It
means that the so-called melting-pot shall con
tain as little as possible of Asiatic blood, and
it is aimed to protect the American citizen
from the competition of cheap Oriental labor
in America, and to provide for the settlement
of the lands of California by men and women
who are Americans in blood and sentiment,
and who owe no allegiance to a foreign govern
ment ; men and women of white blood, by whom
alone the great American problem can be set
tled. California has a serious problem upon its
hands, and it is determined to protect its in
terests by every legitimate means, if it may be
possible to commit a legitimate act, when said
act is fontrary to the Constitution and Laws
of the land.
A SEW EXPERIMENT.
The entire country will watch with interest
an experiment to be tried by the city of Day
ton, Ohio. Idealizing that they are being
discriminated against by people who imagine
they can buy cheaper and get better bargains
in a larger city, Dayton merchants and manu
facturers are raising a half million dollar fund
to be spent on educating the people of that
city to buy at home. "Keep Dayton Dollars
in Dayton" is the slogan that is going to stare
at people of that city from billboards, fence
planks, from newspaper columns and on hand
bills posted at every turn. They are going to
appeal to the conscience of Dayton people by
asking them this question: "If Dayton is good
enough to make your money in, why isn't it
good enough to spend it in?"
We could very well ask the same question of
Kauai people who also imagine they can buy
cheaper in a bigger town people who never
stop to consider that goods must sell higher
where rents are higher, clerks more costly, to
say nothing of taxes and big lighting bills and
the thousand items that go toward keeping up
a city store. We, too, can point out the fact
that when our merchants want work done they
don't send out of town for men to do it, as
long as it is possible to get it done by a home
man. They patronize the home man every
If it is worth a half-million dollars to Day
ton to keep her dollars at home, then it ought
to be worth a whole lot to us to keep ours here.
So, if you are addicted to the deplorable habit
of buying away from home, sit down and ask
yourself this question: "If this town is good
enough for me to make my money in why isn't
it good enough for me to spend it in?"
A BUSY SESSIOX AHEAD.
The session of Congress which meets Dec
ember (ith, and remains in session until March
4th, 11)21, will be enlivened by many discuss;
ions and investigations, even if it is not fruit
ful in legislation. There are many tilings
about which the American people have a right
to know, but about which they have been kept
in ignorance. The present administration,
with a war upon its hands, has given very
little attention to domestic concerns. There
has been extravagance and mismanagement
everywhere, obstinate resistance to the cutting
down of expense in any quarter, appropria
tions have passed without a thought of econ
omy, the deportation of undesirable aliens has
been halted, and Soviet enemies have been per
mitted to spread their poison propaganda
among the people.
The inadequate work of the Bureau of War
Risk Insurance in the rehabilitation of dis
abled soldiers; the financial losses incurred in
the sale of surplus army supplies; the nial-ad-miuistration
of the army re-organization act,
the Jones shipping act, the appalling list of
deaths in the aerial mail service, and numerous
and varied other matters to keep Congress
There will be plenty for Congress to do at
the coming session. There will be some things
to undo; but in every case let us hope that the
time will not be wasted.
A DAY OF RECKOXIXG.
Now and then you come across a man or wo
man who delights in telling you, in a pessimis
tic way, that there must be a "day of reckon
ing." He shakes his head when we discuss
the prosperity we have been enjoying and
assures us that we will "have to pay for it."
He is like the man who can't enjoy the sun
shine for thinking that it is going to rain. He
admits that the weather for the most part has
beeu ideal, but he shrugs his shoulders when
he thinks of what is going to come upon us iu
the way of weather to make up for it.
But there is this difference between prosper
ity and weather. The one is largely of our
own making we can in no wise control the
other. It is reasonably certain that we shall
not always enjoy our present advantages, that
times change from year to year or from period
to period. Harvests are not always the same
and accidents happen in the best regulated
nations. Trades and commerce have a way
of being influenced by the head-shaking pess
imest, it is well that we prepare as best we can
for anything in the way of disaster that may
follow. It is only the part of common sense
that we prevent waste in every way we can,
that we work while there is work to be done,
and that we save something from our daily
In other words, its a good idea to smile and
believe tomorrow is going to be brighter than
today and yet it is best to be prepared in
the event it doesn't happen to be.
A New York woman is going to sell her hus
band at auction, and we'll bet the auctioneer
says more good things about him than she
Men accuse women of being brainless. But
nearly every woman has brains enough to
make a fool out of some man.
When a man's collar button rolls under the
bureau the dove of peace flies out of the win
dow. Many a man has been buncoed by judging a
woman's disposition by her smile.
When a man begins to discuss matrimony
with a widow it usually results in a tie.
When a man freely admits that his wife is
not stubborn he can afford to stop praying.
He's sure to get to heaven.
KEEP YOUR PICTURES IN
It preserves them tor future en
tertainment. Complete new assortment from
35c to $10.25.
'Special Attention to Orders by
HONOLULU PHOTO SUPPLY CO.
1059 Fort Street . . Honolulu
Wholesale and Retail Groceries
Dry Goods of all Descriptions.
CALIFORNIA FEED CO.
Hay, Grain and Chicken Supplies
SOLE AGENTS FOR
International Stock, Poultry Food
and other specialties. Arabic for
cooling Iron Roofs. Petaluma In
cubators and Brooders.
King's .Special .Chick .Food
P. O. Box 452 Honolulu
Everything In the
Silver and Gold Line,
Rich Cut Glass and
Merchandise of the
Best Quality Only.
P. O. Box 342 Honolulu
W. M. MULLIN
Acetylene and LIHUE HOTEL
Electric Welding Kauai
W. C. BREWER
Painter and Interior Decorator
Auto Painting and Varnishing
Paint Shop at Grove Farm, Lihue
Near Blacksmith Shop
Its a long head that knows no turning when
a pretty girl passes.
BAXKIXG HOURS :
9 A. M. TO 3 1 M. ON AND
AFTER AUGUST ICth
The Bank of Hawaii Ltd.
TERRITORIAL MESSENGER SERVICE
TAKES ORDERS FOR ALL KINDS OF
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Work
SEND BY PARCEL POST TO
1112 UNION ST.
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
HONOLULU AND HILO
Sugar Factors and Commission Merchants
IMPORTERS OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Builders' Hardware Crockery Glassware Silverware
Sporting Goods Fishing Tackle Firearms Ammunition
Safes Refrigerators Spark Plugs Flashlights
Paints Varnishes Brushes Oils Greases
Harness Saddlery Roofing Trunks Suit Cases
Fancy and Staple Lines, Feed, etc.
Shoes Toilet Supplies Stationery etc. etc.
Writers of Fire, Marine, Compensation, Automobile and Miscellaneous
Canadian-Australian Royal Mail Steamship Line.
Upon application information will be cheerfully furnished in regard to
any of our lines in which you may be Interested.
4! 4 4 4 4 4 i ?2"f 4 -f ,,
; Order It By Mail! j
Our Mail Order Department is excep
tionally well equipped to handle all
your Drug and Toilet wants thorough
ly and at once.
We will pay postage on all orders
of BOtf and over, except the following:
Mineral Waters, Baby Foods, Glass
ware and articles of unusual weight
and small value.
None-Mallable: Alcohol, Strychnine,
Rat Poison, Iodine, Ant poison, Mer
cury Antiseptic Tablets, Lysol, Car
bollc Acid, Gasoline, Turpentine, Ben
zine and all other poisonous or In
flamable articles. .
If your order is very heavy or con
tains much liquid, we suggest that you
have it sent by freight.
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
"Service Every Second"
The Rexal Store
Read The Garden Island
J. I. SILVA, Prop.
ALWAYS LEADS IX LOWEST PRICES ON
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Mens Furnishings, Cigars and
Tobacco, Notions of all kinds.
MAIN STORE, ELEELE,
PHONE 72 W.