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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 102t
THE GARDEN ISLAND
ltued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOl'PKU Managing Editor
TUESDAY ::::::::: : : NOVEMBER 22, U2l
THE WHARF TOLLS
The Kauai Chamber of Commerce voted
to endorse the proposed new wharf toll Hthed
nle at a special meeting last Thursday after
noon. But there were some things that the
chamber.did not know about the bill at that
The main point about which the cham
ber was shady was the use of the money re
ceived in tolls. Most of the men present
thought that the money collected in this man
ner would be used in repairing and main
taining the wharves. Otherwise they probably
would not have voted for the measure.
But now conies the word that this mon
ey is not to be used in keeping up our whar
ves. It is simply to be placed in the general
funds of the territory. And with this provi
sion Kauai and all the other islands, except
Oahu, would be foolish to vote for it.
When goods are shipped into Honolulu a
toll is collected. By the new measure every
time goods go over a government wharf an
other toll is to be collected. So goods shipped
to Honolulu and then on to Kauai would have
ihree tolls, once in Honolulu, over the wharf
out of- Honolulu and over the wharf into
That would make us pay far more direct
taxes for everything we eat, wear or nse than
If this money is to be used in keeping up
our wharves, all right. If it isn't, why should
we be soaked twice as much as Honolulu for
every blessed commodity we use?
A number of Kauai people had the privi
lege of meeting Consul Yada at a meeting
held in Lihue last Friday night. The con
sul has been promoted to minister to Siam.
And Kauai, with the rest of the territory, is
mighty sorry to see him go.
Consul Yada is a man of vision. He un
derstands Americans and he understands
Japanese, lie has spent much time in Ameri
ca. No one could be better fitted for the Ha
waiian post than he. And he holds the high
est respect and admiration of his, own race.
Consul Yada's speech last Friday night
is printed in this issue of the Garden Island.
Every man on Kauai, Japanese, or American,
should read it. He faces the problem of labor
and capital in Hawaii. And when he sees his
own race in the wrong he does not hesitate
to tell them they are wrong. If they will hear
his voice and heed his warning, they and Ha
waii as a whole will be much better off.
Let us hope that Consul Yada's success
or will have the same clear vision and the
same courage of his convictions as his prede
A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
A change for the better is anticipated in
the mainland sugar market because there is
every indication that the reserves in the Uni
ted States have shrunk to an abnormally low
level. Eastern brokers maintain that the
wholes-ale grocers are asleep, that prices are
as low as they are going to be, and that the
first improvement in retail demand will be
followed by a scramble for actual sugar.
The wholesalers were hard hit by the in
flation of a year ago ami have taken tre
mendous losses. The refiners were all in the
same boat. Having been stung once they are
afraid to buy more now more than on a hand-to-mouth
basis. A large order from a retailer
is tassed on direct to the refiner by the
jobber who receives it and then the refiner
buys just enough raws for melting purposes
to fill the order.
Take Crockett as an illustration, a year
ago stocks of raws on hand amounted to 80,
000 tons. Today there is less than 20,000 tons
of both refined and raws together, and what
is true of Crockett applies to every refinery
in the country. All are working on a hand to
That this feeling that there is an un
der supply of actual sugar is held generally
on the mainland is evidenced by the flood of
mainland orders pouring into the Honolulu
exchange by every mail, orders that it is im
possible for the local brokers to fill for the
reason that there are few offers on the mark
et. It is generally felt that quotations have
been at their lowest, and the market is on
the eve of a steady but probably not rapid
recovery. There has been a sugar panic. Clear
er vision is returning and the nearby months
will undoubtedly see a return to normal bus
iness conditions. Advertiser.
If there is any corrective value in sug
gestion, it might be well to place perpendicu
lar steel bars on the windshields. Chit ago
i. RUSSIAN DISTRESS A MENACE i.
. cording to a statement of Secretary
of Commerce Hoover, nearly seven million
llusinii children in the Volga region are lac
ing starvation. Less ihan 1,400,000 of these
child nn can be cat"! for by the Anitrk-nii
elief i-'iorts, although, it is hoped "that by
January the number can be increased to .2.
000,000. There is no possible way to aid ad
ults. Th's is a terrible condition, a menace to
America ami the worll ; for cholera anil other
diseases that accompany famine are liable to
sperad oer the world, and America i by no
means immune. Secretary Hoover has urged
that Congress authorise the donation of sur
plus army medicines and clothing for Russia.
Medicine is not all that is needed. These chil
dren must have food and care or they die, as
millions of them must, unless unforeseen aid
reaches them at an early date.
Famine breeds pestilence, and out of Rus
sia has come many scourges that have spread
over the world, carrying death and desolation
all over Europe and Asia and even to Ameri
ca. Many of our older people will remember
the menace of the dread disease, cholera, in
1802, when there was a great immigration of
Russian Jews under the auspices of Baron
Hirsch. Many thousands of these poor people
were coming to the United States, and re
gardless of the fact that cholera had broken
out among them, an attempt was made to
dump them, cholera and all, upon our shores;
but a strict quarantine saved this condition.
In the cholera epidemic of 1802 the dis
ease entered Europe through Russia. It bad
come from India from whence it spread over
Europe and Asia. The death toll was terrible,
Hamburg alone had 5,000 cases.
Cholera has since ravaged Europe, Asia
and Africa, and the mortality has been dread
ful. Bubonic plague, a disease that has taken
its millions, originates in poverty and filth,
l'lague epidemics have followed years of fam
ine, and the races among which the disease
is epidemic are without exception under
nourished ; but that does not signify that the
well-fed are immune, for they are liable to
take the disease when exposed to it.
The ravages of plague are terrible. It is
recorded that ten thousand persons died of
plague in one day in the city of Constanti
nople in 542 A. D. In 1427 80,000 persons
died of plague in the city of Dantzio and
vicinity. In 1400 14,000 died in the city of
Paris. In 1570 200,000i persons died of pla
gue in Moscow. In 157G 70,000 died of the pla
gue in Venice. In 1003 one million died of
the plague in Egypt, while 28,000 died of the
same disease in London the same year. This
plague continued for eight years. In 1058 300,
000 persons died of the plague in Naples
within the space of five months, and in 1034
Genoa lost 00,000 inhabitants from the same
disease. These are but few of the records of
the ravages of this dread disease, which al
most invariably follows famine.
Can we afford to take a chance with
Ihe terror? Will it not be better to do our
bit in supplying food and medicine to the
starving people of the famine districts and
thus aid in checking the spread of the disease
es that are a menace to the world?
There is a vast difference between earn
ing and savings. Those of thrifty habits, who
save their money or part of it, will have some
thing to provide for their needs in old age.
Successful business men are those who
have been very careful to keep thier expens
es within their income and to lay aside the
surplus for growth and development. It is
harder to accumulate the first thousand dol
lars than any succeeding thousand. The first
assists the second, and the third is aided by
the preceding, until each succeeding thou
sand dollars is easier and easier until the
fortune accumulated by frugality and self
denial is sufficent to meet every need.
A business education should include the
elementary principles of thrift. Economy
should be one of the basic principles instilled
into the mind of the pupils; for however much
of business eduction one may have it will
profit them littlejmless they have acquir
ed the knowledge of living within their in
- comes. Some part of every week's salary
should go to the savings account, and on the
same principle some part of every year's in
come should be placed in the reserve fund
against the requirements of old age and sick
ness that may come upon us at any time.
The future of the shimmy is declared to
be shaky. Dallas News.
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rightly so. Yet every man's judgment Is Influenced by the
opinion of so many other men, gleaned from the talk of the
streets and clubs, newspapers, trade and financial journals.
It Is not always easy to systematize this Information. Much of
It is unsound and worthless. Every business man needs au
thoritative source of condensed information.
A part of the service which the Waterhouse Trust Co. ren
ders the community Is that of supplying accurate, concise In
formation relative to market tendencies and prospects.
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