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bvrn'ino nuLurriN. honoujui.t. ti. sattuday, march c, iooo.
ON LABOR MATTERS'
E-RU-NA AS A TONIC AND BLOOD PURIFIER.
Jlr. Paul Catavanl Writes From SW Monroe Street, Topeka,
Kansas, Concerning Pcruna. Head Her fatter Below:
Mrs. Emily Keltogg, C040 S. Lawrence St., South Tacoma, Wash,
He Reviews Elf jrts vado
To B-ing Labor
PLiNTATI&NS AhF. illfKOVI '.
HOMES UF EMPLOYE
In Spring-and Early Summer a Tonic is Needed. n Ewrimu ftma. RcadmrLeturBeiow:
Oltut's Scheme of HomestoadiiiR Ed
ucating Children Nine Mil- 1
lions of Dollar) for 1
Director Newell In Ills report on
Hawaii tefcrs to luljoi conditions aH j
Kor a linlf-rentury lltu question of j
labor has hcen and still In a iiiu-d,
ifriilc.xliiR problem. The production .
of KURitr, lliu main business uf llic
is) Aid. Is, 111der pieiiem uxhlltloiis. ,
. .. . ... -I I. .I..,- inMlnlo'
UeeiltlL'IlL UlHfU tlil.lF lUUiri, ltl.,l,l
tlial of OrlentuU paid J 17 or 11101 e
In uddltlou to bouse, will ci. and med
ical Httendame There nre npprox
llnati'b UTlIIUU or these ullenn. over
lialf of the entire population ot the
Islands. Uusldcs the Oilcntnla llietc
me 27.000 Poilttguciic. IncludiiiK
with this Spaniards nnd others oC
l.utln tonmies. These men receive .1
hlltthtb higher wuro. i-- per month
iiiul iiiv.-,inU. and demand porhap.i
belter idtislderutlon than the Oilent
uls, as they are illKlhlo for cltUen
fehlp, and me more effect I vi as labor
Willi the rlRld enforcement of th
Chinese, exclusion act, the stopping
of emigration f 10111 Japan, and the
ptcvcntlou of contract labor from
abroad, the supply of cheap laborers
litis been prnctlcull) cut off. At
tempts a.-e beliiK made to In 1 11 j; emi
grants from Snu l'miicls-u or even
from New York, kecurlni; them as
they arihe fiom Km ope. The dlrfl
culty of getting these people ucross
to the Islands without loalns them to
other emplojers Is verj serious.
Labor Market Surrounded
The labor market Is now practi
cally surrounded by an almost impus
table barrier; the. number of laborers
who are willing to work In the llelds
lit low witKes is Oecroa-liiK, while the
demand Is steadily Increasing. The
planters, It Is understood, have u
tlxcd scale and theoretically nt least
do not compote among themselves, al
though by various methods of con
tract or bonus for length of service.
there Is a tendency to increase Indi-!
lectly the wages paid. It Is general-1
) ucognlzeil thut higher and higher .
grades of laborers must be secured us '
the Orientals ilectease through re
turn home or thiougu entering Into
S)stemul!c effortb havu been made
to Improve the condition of the ml
giutory labours 11 ml to Induce them
to remain In. a given locality. The
Japanese are readily moved and arc
(ulck to resent any grievance. Ily
Impulsively shifting from place to
place their effectiveness is fur less
than though they stayed on any one
plantation where they could become
familiar with conditions und the te
iiulrements of the manager. Their
tupucity to work effectively without
constant oveislght, and their initia
tive is teported to be homewhat lower
than thut of the I'oitugucse.
In the case of the Portuguese nnd
tlnillar laborers jiot o,nly U the wage
scale Homewhut higher than thut paid
the Orientals corresjiondlng to their
greater efficiency, but Inducements
have been made In the wuy ot offer
ing to them houses und small tiacta
n( land on condition, that they will
ilve on the ground for two or more
yvutH und will inalic'inoderato pay
ments In monthly Instalments. The
utters of this knd have frequently
been tegnided with suspicion, but In
11 few cubes they have been accepted.
The uveruge luboier would rather
have a dollar or two more a month In
cash than twlco its equivalent in real
property, us ho Is fearful of being tied
down or ho suspects some ulterior
In somo localities the 0 Iters of free
hind from the Government have been
accepted und small bodies ot laboreis
are acquiring title. On one of tho
plantations lallroad facilities have
been provided by which the laborers
located In their homes can. leach oth
er point uf wotk If they so desire.
Where the laborer linds ho Is thus
fieo to seek other occupation he usu
ally picfcri to stay near home, work
oii tho udjaccnt plantation and, with
the help of his family cultivate his
own little garden. Liberal treatment
In such dlicctlons lias been followed
by moro efTectlvo work nnd by less
tleslie to move about fiom plantation
On the Olaa plantation in Hawaii
1 an ucre of ground is given to men
who have worked for tin 00 years at
tegular wages. Over 60 Portuguese
" nnd 30 Spanish have availed of this
oppurtuulty. With decieaso iu sup-
The source of good blood is fresh air and well-digested food. If anything interferes with diges
tion the blood becomes impure.
a catarrnai condition or the stomach prevent perfect digestion. ucn a conuiuon anew- mo
food to ferment and decompose in various ways, instead of digesting. The blood is thns contaminated
with various materials that do not belong in the blood.
This gives rise to spring fever, eruptions on the skin, general lassitude and constipation.
I Feruna corrects all these difficulties by striking at the source of them. By eradicating the ca
' tarrhal condition of the stomach Feruna at once restores digestion, the blood is thereby purified, and
the whole machinery of tho body is put in working order.
Feruna has crobablv made a more remarkable record in cases of catarrh of thestomach than any
other medicine. These cases are very frequent, and we have a host of testimonials in which Feruna
nas receivea lavish praiso lor prompt and permanent relief in cases 01 catarrn 01 me -wmacu
Mrs. Paul Cumvant, SlUMonroo street. Tope
"I have found l'cruna very cftcctlvo In restoring
my health and strength after 1 hsd been worn
out ahd run duwn fur a Ion;: time. I began to
tieolt ubout six months ngow hen I was unable to
leave my Lid. My nervous system was shattered
ninl I was dally loilng flesh ami strength. This
eondltlun was completely altorcd after a few liut
lluiiuf l'cruna had been lined and I kept on using
it unt.l I was finally restored to perfect health
und bad gained about fifteen pound-.
"I feel 10 grateful for what jour medicine has
dono fur inu that I am plea-ed to give It my hearty
endursumeiit and shall ulvvays bo gUd to speak
a good word for it."
Mrs. Tlmlly Kellogg, MI9 8. Lawrence Ht., H.
Tacoma, Wash., momber of Ladles of the Macca
"Three months ago 1 had an attack of biliousness
which threatened to undormlno my health and
strength. Luckily for me, I tried l'cruna at the
suggestion of my friends before it was too late. I
found In a fow days' time that 1 did not have tho
usual sick head actio, noithor did food nnufceato me
any longer. Jn two weeks' time l'cruna had com
pletely rid my sy-tomof tho poison and bile, and I
wan In a much bottercoudltlon, Myskinaisumed
Its normal color, I had a splendid appetite and I
was In every way Improved Jn health. I used
l'eruna for a month longer and It wrought a won
drous chango In my entire system,"
Tones up the System.
Mrs. William Mellobcrts, W'averly,
"I am perfectly well of tho catarrh. I
took l'criina and Manalln. 1 recom
mend oiir medicine to every one and
cannot praise It uou;-h. It Is a flue
Uld. cine to take unv eci-on of tho year.
TaLen In the spring It tones tip the
system am! acts as a gentle stimulant."
A Good Tonic.
Mr. Jou Leonard, flat 3, ZU Allen St.,
IlulTalo, N. Y., writes:
'I hivo good reason to endor-o l'cruna
at I luvo fouud It a gooiLtoulc, stimu
lating tho system and sustaining It
under great pressure, Imparting un
U'lial onduraueo and enabling me to
vvoik mucli longer and harder than the
system could possibly do wcro It not
for tho great powers with which it en
dowed me. It gives ouo nerves of iron."
Mr. Caleb II. llortcll, l'ollco Onlcer, lil-' North 1'aca street, llaltlmoro,
Tor several year.' I was troubled with catarrh of tho head, throat and
stomach. Many times I would vomit buforo and after enllng.
"I took seven bottles of your l'cruna, and lam glad to say that It has
cured i.ie. ,
"I feel more like living and working, and am not bothered at all with
my old troubles.
'1 tukc great pleasure in recommending l'cruna to all sufferers with
catarrh, and I thc.uk jmi for what you havo dono for ine, for nono but
those who have sulTercd as I have can appreciate a great euro a I liavo
found I'uruna to be."
Splendid for La Qrlppc.
Mr. Frank II. l'lcldor, 'J13 l'laasant
Ave., MiiutKomor.v, Ala., formerly prin
cipal of Ilayncsvlllo High Hchool,
"I can truthfully say that I'aruna li a
splendid remedy for la grippe, and a
good tonic for building up tho system,"
Pain in CUcst.
Mrs. A. W. Ou-tln, MO!) Lako Avo., 8t.
Joseph, Mo., writes: "When I began
taking Peruna I hud quite n tovcro pain
and uohc in tho left ot my ohost. I suf
fered a great deal with it.
"I wrote to Dr. .Ilartmsn and asked
him what I hbould do. lie odvlccd my
Mr. William Hogu, President Commercial Travelers Atioelatton, SS0
Ilroadway, Now York, N. Y., writes!
Icudorfo 1'oruna as tho must effectual remedy fur catarrh I have been
able to find In my travels In this country or Kurupe. I can truly say that
I have spent thousands of dollars In this country alone trying to And a euro,
and it was not until Xvas Induced to give 1'oruna a trial that I obtained any
thing like permanent relief. At a toulo it is simply great. 1 1 ought to bo In
tho grip of every commercial traveler on tho road. Itcurcd my wlfoas wcl'
as myself. Wo hav 0 Hot had the slightest symptom of catarrh fora long time."
In a later letter Mr. llogo huvsi "I have ueed l'cruna for many years
never without a bottle In my grip. I am tho youngetl feeling and youngest
looking man of my ogo In Now York, which 1 think is entirely duo to l'cruna,"
taking l'cruna, which I did, I took
three bottles, and I cau say I am cured.
"Thanks fur kind advice and l'eruna."
Hay Fever and Catarrh.
Miss May mo 1'.. Smith, 411 1.01
MouudSt., Columbus, Ohio, writes 1
"Hiivo lined l'eruna fur catarrh and
hay fever. Tho results being remark
able, I can highly recommend it to all
whoarosulferliig with the abovedlteates.
1 am happy to bo ablo to say it has helped
Eyes Red and Watery.
Mr. William S. Hearn,10i3 Regal St.,
Camden, N..I., writes:
"l'or about two years I was troubled
with my eyes being red and watory, and
my general health was very poor.
"Finally a friend advised me to try
l'cruna. I had tried almost everything
clso, so I purchased n liottle of I'eruua
and commenced to take It at once, and
before 1 had finished the first bottlo I
found I wat Improving.
"I wrote you for special advice con,
ccrnlng my oyes, which I received. I
continued to take tho l'eruna until I had
usod six bottles,
"Now tny eyes aro absolutely well,
and I fcol llko a new miu In erory way.
"I honestly advito any one similarly
afflicted to try l'eruna."
Better than tor Years. ' '
Mrs. Mahala Held, Corby vllle, Ont.,
Canada, writes that sho hsd constipa
tion, rheumatism and kidney trouble.
She took l'eruna and Manalln, aud la
now completely recovered, bstter thaa
tho has been for years. ,
The ato.lowin& wholesale druggist will supply the retail trade: benson, smith & co.,
lily of labor from tho outside the pf-l
uciency 01 ine inuiviuuni won-era
now employed Is steadily Increasing,
due to the mote settled condition and
to various other causes, so that now
It Is believed that the Individual Jap
anese worker, for example, accom
plishes 20 per cent, more than he did
when he llrst came to tho islands.
This Is due in pait to the fact that
many of the Japanese are taking
small contracts for cultivating or cut
ting the cane; with niouted personal
Intel est they ale doing moio nnd
better work; also It Is asserted Hint
during tho war with Itussla the Jap
anese laborers were tnoic or less ex
cited and devoted considerable tlmo
to wur news, After the cessation of
tho war and with the stimuli!) of ru
mors of possible troubles with the
United States, the laborers resumed
work with renewed vigor with the
Idea of accumulating as much money
ua possible In view of curly teturn to
their own country.
With the Inctensc of effectiveness
uf labor thiough better work on the
part the Orientals and higher
grade of labor for the Latins, there
Is coming about also a reduction In
tho amount of heavy manual work.
Tor example, thu planters' experi
ment stutlon has discovered tlmt the
stripping of the cane, a very laboil-
cuh ptneess, does nut add to Its value,
but even the tcverso. With the elim
ination of the stilppliig, possibly 12
per cent, of tho labor on the planta
tion1 will be reduced. The burning
ot the cane immediately before cut
ting tends to reduce the amount ot
mntorlnl to ha handled. Machin
ery Is being Introduced for loading
cane is It Is for unloading, und oveiy
possible elfort Is being made to util
ize labor-saving device), although It
mutt bu confessed that the progress
In this direction litis not been 11s
limited as It has been In ninny othcM.
For Belter Labor
The sentiment of tho public us well
'as of thu planters Is rapidly crystal-
Izlng Into well-dellned movements to
bring about not merely a bettor phys
ical condition of tho laborers hut also
to bilng to the Islands only such men
as are callable of becoming citizens.
It cannot be said that action along
this lino on the part of employe! s Is
wholly altruistic. It Is due In, part
to tho tecogiiltlou of tho fact that
tlio public wetfitiu demands that tho
greater pait of tho population shall
be no Jopger alien, ns voters Hie Held
laboreiH must ultimately wield 11
puwciful Influence. Tho evolution of
tho sugar industry seems to penult
or even demand a higher grade uf la
borer. Their Is no doubt that tho
planters ns 11 whole, actual In part by
patilotk- motives, will gladly employ
n higher typo of men If they can bo
The factors vvotklng together for
tnUlug the standard of labor lire na
tional, toil ltorlal, and Individual:
national In tho exclusion of Oilctit
uls, terrltoilal In' the supervision of
Ininilgiatlon and execution of public
health and quarantine requirements,
Individual In tho work being dono
singly by thu planters or through
their iissoclntlon, notably In expcil
uno ot ttie llrst Mops in advance,
Is that of Improving the laborers'
quartois and uf providing the 'more
ambitious men with small homes
vvhero they tan own the ground nnd
become Independent. Tho education
of tho children of the laborers Is nlfco
e3ultlng In nppieclatlon of and iW-
have been brought to the Islands
since I8.'i2 lit a total cost of over
$9,000,000 or $30 each.
The cost Of bringing In the Japan
ese has been estimated at $70 per In
dividual, of Chinese ITfi, und of Por
tuguese $lin. Of tho total Itupoiled
probably a half have gone home, oth
ers have died or left tho llelds and
gono Into vailed Industries, leaving
about IS, 000 Inbotcrs on tho planta
tions. One of tho latest nnd most success
ful attempts to bring In labor has
leen that of Introducing Portuguese
and Spanish. Three stentners brought
In timing 1007 an aggregate of 1400
men, 11-13 women, 2141 chlldten, lit
nil 4C8I individuals. This was dune
at mi average ccut. Including thp
general superintendence of tho work,
ot SC2 per Individual, or it little over
$200 for each adult ninlo. The wages
paid these men will average at first
piobubly about $20 per mouth.
As part of tho systematic efforts
munds for better housing conditions, I of the Territorial Immigration Coin-
but tho effect of this education must
bo to keep a considerable pait of the
next generation out or tho fields un
less by thut tlmo labor-saving de
vices have been developed to n. point
wheio manual labor Is more largely
leplaccd by exercise or Intelligence.
Tho lucicnso of pioduct ot sugar
per Individual employed in the field Is
mission, there' have been hi ought
lia-k to the Inlands from San Finn
clsto a considornhlo number or Por
tuguese laborers who left the Islands
to seek work on tho mainland, hear
ing of tho high pi Ices paid In Cali
fornia after tho caitluiuuke. These
people wcro glad to ictiirn to the Isl
ands, but did not have sufficient
Itinds. The Territory paid for their
Steel trust absorbs Pacific steel nnd
Illustrated by tho tact that In 100 1 jitiltiin passage nt an uverugo cost of
ubout eight tons or sugar wcio pio-'$S2 fin euch adult male or $28 tor
duced per nuin employed, and In ' each Individual. There were thus
1U0S there wcio eleven tons per num. leturned 187 men, 03 women1, and OS
IinDortint- Labor ' I children.
1110 labor question Is by no means
new now, nor Is It wholly an out-1
Mouth of huuexntlon. From tho very
beginning of tho sugar linluutiy It!
wiiB seen Hint thu dependenco could
not bo put upon native labor alone
The natives wcio not only dect easing
In number but worn unwilling to
ivoils steadily in tho fields. As early
ns 18B0 the legislative assembly niiido
piuvlslous for contract labor. In that
vear thu Ito"l Hawaiian Agricul
tural Socletv was founded with a
view to pioniotlng (ho Intetost of tho
plantets. Under their auspices In
1S!2 Chinese to the number of 293
weie biought In followed by otheis
unnually until In 1805 tho lloaid of
Iiumtgintlou was eieateil and tho
Government entering 111010 and 111010
Into the details of Immigration final
ly becamu piuctkally un employment!
ugoucy, t celling labor In till paits ot
tho world, notably fiom China, Polj-j
ncsla, Japan. Poitiigal, Spain, tier-,
nuiny, Norway, nnif Poito Hlco.
In till, over 1S0.00U luiiulgtauts
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enco. On car lines transferring Is all
parta ol ell;. Omnibus meela all trains
Now recognized tfs Hawaiian
Cable Address "THAWETS."
About the Advertiser
PEOPLE do not take up the paper to read the
ads. Nothing is further from their thoughts.
They want the news, and any ad that is dc
. signed to be read must literally grip their
attention by its force, originality, and its special
appeal to their interest.
The advertiser isa "butter in." He must get the
attention of the reader and hold it long enough to
make a definite impression. He is pitted against the
scholar, the story writer, the editorial writer, the
artist and he must turn out better stuff than they
do.' His sentences must be catchy and to the point.
Each sentence must say something there is no room
tor rhetorical embellishments.
That's why the advertiser should employ the
services of trained and experienced advertising men.
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