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title: 'The Garden Island. (Lihue, Kauai, H.T.) 1902-current, January 25, 1921, Page 2, Image 2',
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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 1921
Due to the great success of the Holt Caterpillar engine
,or tractor work The Ilolt Manufacturing Co. now have
' on the market a stationary engine suitable for all classes
of work. This engine operates on gasoline, distillate or
kerosene. Standard sizes are 30, 45, 60 and 75 horse
If you know engines you will be pleased with the Holt
Write or see us for particulars.
Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd.
Engineers, Honolulu .
IS YOUR STOCK INSURED TO ITS FULL VALUE?
If & dollar la only worth fifty cent today you should carry double
the Insurance you carried three yearrs ago on your' stock.
LOOK OVER YOUR POLICIES: MAYBE SOME OF THEM HAVE
t Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd.
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Not Want Labor
Save Your Clothing
CONOMY demands that the expensive shirt, the fine gown
or the suit be laundered, cleaned or dyed only by
THE METHOD EXQUISITE '
and DYEING AND CLEANING WORKS
J. ABADIE, Prop. Honolulu
(Send the package by Parcels Post)
If you are not now receiving the REXALL MONTHLY
2 IAGAZINE please send your name for mailing list. ' The
Magazine has recently been enlarged, and improved by the
addition of stories by prominent writers and pictures of
t irrent events.
THIS SERVICE I S.ABSOLUTELY FREE.
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
SERVICE EVERY SECOND
Tie Rexall Store Box 42C Honolulu, T. H.
W. C. BREWER
Painter and Interior Decorator
Auto Painting and Varnishing
Paint Shop at Grove Farm, Lihue
Near Blacksmith Shop
J. I. SILVA, Prop.
ALWAYS LEADS IN -LOWEST PRICES ON
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Mens Furnishings, Cigars and
Tobacco, Notions of all kinds.
MAIN STORE, ELEELE,
PitONE 72 W.
BRANCH STORE I
Under the above head thr Adver
tiser of last Friday publishes a letter
from J. Austin Miller, attorney and
executive f off icer of the California
State Commission of Immigration and
housing, that is of vital Importance
to the Portugese residents of this
Island that we take the liberty of
reproducing it herewith. -'
This letter substantiates what we
say editorially concerning the Port
ugese and their migration to Califor
nia: Warning against the Influx of addi
tional labor, skilled or unskilled, to
California from Hawaii, is sounded by
Governor Stephens of that state, and
John P. McLaughlin, California com
missioner of labor. The communica
tions, stating that there Is an excess
of all classes of labor in California and
that condition have become so serious
that the state la planning relief action,
have been received by the Honolulu
Chamber of Cmmerce. Cooperation
of the Honolulu chamber in the matter
Is asked. ,
Such a condition in California should
be called to the attention of Hawaii,
officials of the Honolulu Chamber of
Commerce believe. The following
letter by Raymond C. Brown, secretary
was received yesterday:
Pacific Commercial Advertiser:
" I beg to hand you herewith copy
of a letter which has been received
from the executive officer of the Cal
ifornia State Commission on Immi
gration and Housing, that recounts a
condition in California which, In the
opinion of this chamber, should be
immediately called to the attention
of the entire laboring element of this
Territory. You will see from the
reading of this letter that the unem
ployment conditions In California
have become so serious that sooner
or later the state will have to take
some action looking to Its relief.
"We know that a great many labor
ers have been attracted from this
Territory to the mainland on account
of glowing accounts from friends that
conditions there were highly favor
able, but In order to save all of our
people any embarrassment, I think it
would be well to give, publicity to tMIs
Prosperity Not In Evidence
A letter from J. Austin Miller, at
torney and executive officer of the
California State Commission of Immi
gration and housing, containing one
o, the warnings against laborers from
Hawaii moving to California, follows:
"Honolulu Chamber of Commerce:
"It has been called to our attention
that a considerable number of labor
ers in the Hawaiian Islands, who have
prospered during the era of high
prices, are coming to California under
the assumption that they will enjoy
even greater prosperity In this state.
I am informed that there Is plenty of
work for these men to do in the Ha
waiian Islands ' and that their condi
tions of living have been brought to
a high standard.
"I am writing to inform you that
there is an actual excess of both
skilled and unskilled labor in this
state at the present time and that it
would Ipe a mistake for these people
to come to. California. You are no
doubt Interested in preserving the
labor supply In the Islands where It
is needed and In avoiding the exploit
ation of these people who are leaving,
or who are ' planning to leave for
"I am enclosing to you herewith
copies of letters which I have recent
ly received from Governor William D.
Stephens of California and from the
California Labor Commissioner, John
P. McLaughlin. Unemployment con
ditions in this state have become so
serious that it will no doubt be neces
sary for the state to take some con
certed action looking toward its re
lief. "May I ask that you write to me
Informing- me whether we can coop
erate in preventing further immigra
tion from the Hawaiian Islands Into
California, at least for the present? I
am sure that it would be to the Inter
est of the laborers themselves, to In
form them of conditions here and to
discourage their departure from the
islands. I will be glad to cooperate
with you in supplying further inform
ation or in any way which may appear
necessary or advisable."
An instance of the great superior
ity of present conditions of employ
ment in Hawaii over those on the
mainland was related yesterday by
a telegraph operator who returned to
San Francisco, his home, a month or
more ago. Though he is an exper
ienced - multiplex as well as Morse
operator, he was unable to obtain a
position at his vocation or find any
other work to do. He returned on
the Maui, and though his place at
Honolulu had been filled, he was able
Immediately to obtain a position which
offers such a future that he has de
cided to abandon his former line of
P. O. BoxG
Tel. 1 5-W
C. B. HOFGAARD &G0.. LTD.
Docs you all know that ah am dawggone ncah boahed to def
wiv life on this heah Islun ? Ah been heah f oah monf s and
ah've seen nuffin but rain, rain, rain. Nary a thing to do but
go to baid at night. Ahs not only gittin flusticated wif this.
Ahin blame homesick."
INTERLOCUTOR "Rastus don't you worry. Just last
night I read in the GARDEN ISLAND that the weather is
going to clear up. That Bellies that point. And you don't
need to be lonesome or homesick any more, because there is
going to be a real good old-fashioned
at the TIP TOP THEATRE Saturday March 5. You can buy
your ticket from Tommie Soper at the Lihue Store."
RASTUS "Boss, ah'll nevah, nevah, nevah say this Islun am
daid no inoah. You'll haf to scuse me now foah Ise gwine
foah a ticket. And Ise gwine so ias that if any li'l ol' Foahd
gits in mah way, ah'll choke de inhabitants of that cah wif
dust as Ah pass it."