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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY. JUNE 27, 1022
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
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OUR OWN UNITED STATES
Wc like to feel tliiit 1 lie United States
is now tlif rieliest nation in the world; that
we have arrived at a point where we a;-e not
obliged to take dictation fr any European
nation; that the Man 'f the United States
represents the strongest nation that has ex
isted since the fall of the l.'onian Empire;
ami. furthermore, that our career has jusi
(inly a century and a half ago this na
tion set up housekeeping as an individual
unit with a population of aboil li.Olill.niMl. In
fai l, the census of IT'.IO showel that the pop
ulation of the United States was o,'.r".i,:M I.
We were then an infant natii.n; yet we grcw
and prospered, notwithstanding all Europe
an predictions to the contrary, and today are
a nation of more than a hundred millions of
people, the majority of whhh are in easy
circumstances, and a few of whom possess
more wealth than some of the smaller nations
of Europe. The census of is'.m. alter a nation
al existence of one hundred years reveals the .
fact the United Slates had made some pro
gress; for wc had grown to a nation of ri!.
'.117.714, which is a greater growth than some
European nations had made in a thousand
years; and now, at the clos.' of ;i century
and a half we have almost doubled our firs'
Our national resources are vast, although
they have been sipiandered in a careless and
ruthless manner; yet, conservative measure.-;
have been adopted that will s-ay the hand of
the despoiler and leave something; for future
Comparing our wealth w'nli that of some
of the leading nations of the world we will
take the figures given by a recent speaker
in Congress. The national wealth of the
United Slates is today .SI.iO.OlMl.nilO.OOil ;
Creat lirilainSlNd.ntiO.Olin.OOO ; Era nee slOtl.
OOO.OOO.IIOO ; Italy s::i),iiio.000.l00 ; .lapan
0110.(100.000. , '
European nations are borrowers. The
United Slates is a lender, and Europe is in
debted to us in amounts that the nations
cannot pay at the present time, if they are
ever able 1o do so. They are all clamoring
for loans and some of them for the cancella
tion of debts. They seem to think that we
are made of money; a in I the manner in which
we spend it gives them good reason for think
ing so. Thrift is not one of our national as
sets. Wc have not accumulated wealth by
anv svstem of thrift or national ccouomv.
We have done it by ruthless sacrifice of our
national resources, by our energy, and the
characteristic American pep.
Europe has been asleep while we have
been on the job, day ami night, and today
we have the most of the world's gold, whil"
they have the ruins of a shattered aristocracy
begging us for loans and seeking our heir
esses to bolster up tottering so-called nobili
ties and tilled spend thrifts.
The American nobleman is the laboring
man the wide-awake business man, who is
not afraid to soil his hands lo earn an hon
est dollar. We have no lilies and we do no;
waul them, nor do we need them. Every man
is the architect of his own destiny. Heredity
has nothing to do with opportunities in
America. The man who wears a pair of
overalls today is the wealthy man of tomorrow-,
ami the poor immigrant who lands upon
our coast has as good a chance as any of us
in I In scramble for wealth and social posi
tion. The tilled gentry of Europe has uoih
ing in common willi our self made men. Ours
are genuine; theirs are ipiesl iouable, and
herein lies the secret of America's growth
Tin: "uu:r. - intivnw
The motoring season is in full blast, and
so are the accidents. And all ocr ihe conn
try this question is being asked dnitv:
"Whose fault was it'.'" in this connection it
is interesting in mie ihal a wry small per
cent of accidents are really due lo ihe "green"
driwr. On il ther hand they can almost
always be laid al ihe dour of ihe man who has
had a car long enough to know how il should
be operated. Tin new driwr is far more care
fill than the experienced one, because he is
afraid of hurling both himself and his car.
So he looks a long way ahead, keeps well lo
his side of the road ami lakes his lime. The
"wise gny". who feels he knows more aboul
a motor ear than the men who bnihl ilu-m.
invites chance to sit on the seal with him,
ami, if he gets thru uiischuthcd actually be
lieves il was due to his skill. Our :uiice
to auto drivers when out motoring is lo
watch the wise" drivers, for there is no
stunt that they will not attempt. Iion't wor
vy so much about the "green" driver, lie
will be the last one hurl and the last one to
cause vou injury.
II Mil) TIMES
Harking back to the past, you caunol re
member the time when people didn't com
plain of hard times. That is why, like men,
aces, hard times we must haw with us al
Avuys in order that we may have something lo
complain of. Times are hard, they always
are someplace in the world. .Many people
man look back a few years to war times
when money was plentiful, wages were high,
and they say "Those were the good old days.''
lint in those good old days they were saying
that in spite of money being plentiful, the
cost of living licked up every cent they
could gel and they longed lor the day when
things would get back to normal again.
Do you know that while money is tight,
as the natural result of natural causes, times
would li i i be hard if people did not lake ad
vantage of them as excises for not meeting
their obligations? Men who have money or
could have it. to pay what they owe the butch
er, tin- baker, the grocer and the banker use the
hard times excuse for not meeting their ob
ligations ami go out and spend good cash
for things they do not need, instead of pass
ing the dollars along to reduce their indebted
ness. People who have overdue miles at the
bank, and yet manage to find the money fTr
luxuries, are not helping mailers along in the
way of freer finances.
The limes are not worrying the man who
keeps at work and pays his debts, who keeps
his money in circulation and saves as much
as he convenient ly can out of every week's
labors. Those are the men who keep the
community from falling into the dumps, the
men who make it possible for business to
keep right on gelling belter, the men who
refuse to sit down and grumble and shoulder
their shortcomings onto oilier shoulders by
(oiistanlly prating about hard limes.
V7.T N. I V"
"They say," is the inl rod net inn to an
awful lot of harm. We often hear the "they
say" stories on the streets or in the stores
ami always, if we will pause and think a mo
ment, the one telling the "they say" stories .
never tells il about a member of their own
family. Telling I h is kind of story is an idle
pus) hue- with some people. They may nol
mean any harm, ami yet "they say" has done
more to blacken character and sadden hearts
than any other one thing. The victim has
no opporl unity to combat a "they say" story,
even if il should, as it seldom does, come to
his ears. The story stalls on no more an
I horily than "they say," and with each tell
ing it grows and magnifies. I'relty soon it
is common talk, and each lime it is repeated
you will hear that damnable "they say"
quoted as authority. There appears lo be no
way to break up this terrible thing. We
wish we knew a way. ISut the columns of this
paper are open to you and if you have a sug
gestion for stopping the 'Mhey say" stories,
write il out anil semi it in.
One objection some fellows seem to have
to walking is that there are loo many things
Some of these days grandfathers can
enierlain the children by telling them that
once upon a time they saw a runaway horse.
If all people were as bad as some people
think thev are, -there would be an awful
shortage of angels in heaven.
Are You One of These?
MANY resident", of K;iimi 1 1 j i v :
I'.miul I hut. Ihioiu'h tin' slocks
bund ileiiarliiu nl of l lie TrciU
usl ('niii.i!iy l hey cm ileal in in
slnieid securities willi as much
se as thiiiirh I hey lived ill llero-
a ml attended In their transac
tions in n rson. This '.s heciuse .l
the policy nl (his olTiie lo k'v
prompt replies to all tellers. The
more u rc.cn I business may he trans
acted by wireless bill fur all ordinary
purposes I In- mails are satisfactory.
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I'.ishop St.. Honolulu
Point to a steady, progressive, business year. The man who in
vests his money at this time has more assurances than ever be
fore that if his stocks and bonds are properly selected his returns
wilt be perpetual and satisfying.
One of the greatest factors t-j be considered In the selection
of Investments is the financial at d business policies of compan
ies Involved. It is In this consideration that our stock and bind
department is able to perform valuable services for you. Facts end
reports relative to prominent securities are available at our offices
to anyone interested in investmen's.
We shall be glid to help you by supplying you with the Infor
mation which will enable you to make an intelligent Investment.
TRUST CO., LTD.
TRAVELING MEN and
Rates per Week: $17.50, $25,
$30, and $35
Rates per Month: $65, $75,
$85 and $120
Wholesale and Retail Groceries
Dry Goods of all Descriptions
FOR ALL AUTOMOTIVE EN
GINES, including TRUCKS and
WHAT KI'AllKOtlAP YVIU.
DO KOU VOl'll KNUIXE:
Increase power up to 37c
Make operation more flexible.
Increase hill climbing ability.
Save up to 35', in gas.
Prevent carbon trouble.
Almost obviate valve grinding.
Reduce wear on coil and other
parts of ignition system.
FITS ALL SPARK PLUGS
ONE REQUIRED FOR
For Sale by
J. H. CATION
Don't be Discouraged
r.ecause vou have nol heen
sihlc to save in the pas!, hut
make up your niiml today to save
some definite pari of all
The saving haliil has hroughl
imh- leme lo others, ami
if will (1) as much for you.
Acquire the saving hahit ami
slick lo il.
Our savings depart nteut will
THE BANK OF BISHOP & CO., LTD.
JUNE RUG SALE
This is our annual Jviig Sale. No hetter values ever
offered during the year than at Ill's sale.
LFNOX S by 10 rug of Crex type, in green and blue at
$7.50. Formerly 10. Other sizes in proportion.
FAFCOFIN al I'd Per Cent Discount.
A fix'.l bathroom will cost 4.80, freight included.'
An Nx 10 Kitchen will cost $7.20, freight included.
LIXOLFF.MS AT 10 FFl! CFXT DISCOUNT from
prices which range from f'J.L.'."! lo si.".").
COXCOLFCM COLD SFAL l!!';s al liO Villi CENT
On all quoted prices YF prepay freight.
LEWERS & COOKE, Ltd.
Lumber and Fuilding Materials.
Honolulu Paper Co.
Wholesale Paper Dealers
821 823 Alakea Street
The Bank of Hawaii Ltd.
li.WKixa no una
9 A. M. TO 3 P. M.
Hawaiian Kona is the Best
We don't need to tell you
that. Just wanted you
to form the good habit
of asking your grocer for
Kona Coffee with the rsd
label in one pound pack
ages or five pound cans.
THE CHOICE OF THE PICK
To Refine the Bathroom
A I'l :.M I1KOK F. I.nili in li.uli inli in your home
is jusi :is lit lull :hi indie. il inn ol' your lasle as
the pictures on your W illis. Fid- people liu ;nv
not salaried willi ordinary things such as ihe old
nu.-ighily hath tubs willi feel, ihe Pembroke is
rec mended. I'laceil. ; s il U. flush willi (he
floor and walls, il beautifies lliebatli room and
al the same lime really -implilies lliolouuh cli'MII-
ing of the loom.
Honolulu Iron Works
Wholesale I list l ibai ol'S