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4 THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, HONOLULU, NOVEMBER 23, 1903.
WALTER G. SMITH - EDITOR
THE VALUE OF TOURIST TRADE.
A writer in a recent issue of the
London Times gives some interesting
data as to the value of the tourist
trade, citing Switzerland as an exam
ple. Hawaii may well be willing to
spend many times the amount of the
fund already placed at the disposal of
the Hawaii Promotion Committee if it
gets one-tenth the returns, with which
the little Alpine country is credited. The
"So far we have only knowledge, and
that of recent date, as to how manv
people visit the Alps annually for
mountaineering purposes. In July of
last year a Berne physician made the
necessary statistical inquiries, and es
tablished the fact that about one hun
dred thousand people go each year to
the Alps. But, of course, as the doc
tor then pointed out, these figures form
only a small part of the total number
of annual visitors to Switzerland. Herr
Freuler's carefully compiled statistics
show that the actual number is no
fewer than 380,000. It must, however, be
borne in mind that Freuler's figures ap
ply only to those who visit Switzerland
for curative or recreative purposes.
Further, we are also informed as to
the average length of sojourn of each
visitor, which, to put it briefly, a
snounts to from two to three weeks,
thus making a total of seven or eisht
million days which visitors spend in
Switzerland annually. The most inter
esting part of Herr Freuler's essay Is
that which refers to the financial and
economical side of the hotel and simi
lar businesses in Switzerland.
"According to Herr Freuler the total
amount of money paid over to the pro
prietors of hotels and pensions in the
course of a year is between eighty-six
and ninety-eight million francs, about
20 per cent of which comes from the
pockets of the native population. We
Bee, therefore, that foreign visitors
spend about three million pounds ster
ling for board and lodging, and it is
further calculated that they disburse
sixteen to eighteen million francs say
675,000 to the railway companies,
steamboat proprietors and owners of
vehicles. Against this total sum of 4,
475,000 we have to place an expenditure
on the parts of the caterers, railwav Y
companies, of fifty-two to sixtv-two
million francs, or at least 2,000,000.
Herr Freuler goes on to point out that
from this gross profit of 2,475j000 as
much as 1.300,000 has to be deducted
for depreciation and improvements, and
that consequently the' net profit on the
capital outlay, which he estimates at a
sum amounting to over 550 million
francs, Is decidedly small. It follows,
therefore, as Herr Freuler says, that
visitors travel and are entertained very
cheaply in Switzerland, and he goes on
"It must, however, be remembered
that there are frequent, and on some
occasions considerable fluctuations in
prices, according to the season; that
the demands made by visitors are not
always justifiable; that various com
panies offering facilities for tourins
produce an unhealthy competition, bas
ed on thoughtlessness and want of
business principle; and, further, that
the competitive envy of some restau
rant keepers leads to catering which
Is not in keeping with honest manage
ment. For the reception of visitors there
are according to the author 1,896 hotels,
pensions and private lodging-houses,
which together contain 104,800 beds.
Having circularised all these places, the
statistician is able to say that 945 of
them are open only during the season,
and that these contain 62.800, so we see
that the 951 that are open all the vear
round only contain 42,000 beds. Herr
Freuler also inquired as to the number
of people employed at these hotels and
pensions, and found that 22,000 are
given full occupation, and that a fur
ther 5000 are required irregularly, there
being almost equal numbers of both
sexes. There is, therefore, on an aver
age, one servant to every four beds.
On the whole, the hotel business sixes
direct or indirect employment to be
tween 32,000 and 35,000 people at the
height of the season, whose wages a
rtiount to from nine to eleven million
francs, exclusive of both their board i
and residence, which Freuler estimates
at from 7,500,000 to 8,500,000 francs and of
gratuities, which amount to as large
a sum as from 3,500,000 to 4,000,000
As regards the nationality of the at
tendants, the author was able to ascer
tain that, with the exception of a small
number about 3.5O0 they are all Swiss
born. These figures alone are sufficient
to show to what an enormous extent j ed. "Give me red buttons," he plead
the financial and economical position ed. Any old vest buttons would have
of Switzerland Is dependent upon the i Pleas?d him then, but there were none
presence of foreign visitors.
The action of the government in
ordering a division of the Asiatic
squadron to Honolulu would seem to,
Indicate that American diplomats have !
no very grave fears of serious trouble
to the Orient,
OIL FOR ROADS.
1 The experiment now being made on
the Waikiki road with oil as a substi
tute for water, although not yet com
pleted, gives every promise of being
successful. While of course there are
some objectionable features to the
use of the crude petroleum as a street
dressing, they are not of such a na
ture as to entirely militate aeainst
further experiments on the same line.
Not only is oil better, but it is also
less expensive, for laying the dust on
streets, than the use of water and the
sprinkling cart. One dressing of oil
is expected to be sufficient to keep the
street in a uustless condition for a
year, while the watering carts with
their almost hourly visits soon become
very much of a nuisance. While the
first cost of the oil is of course greater,
in the end it is the much more econo
mical method of caring for the streets,
saying both in labor and in the con
stant drain on the water supply.
The Waikiki road will probablv be
carried through to completion before
any further tests are made by the
Public Works Department. From the
King street intersection, for a distance
of probably half a mile, the road has
been treated to a layer of well rolled
broken stone, sprinkled with oil, which
has then been covered with a layer of
gravel, the whole being rolled into one
compact mass. The odor from the top
dressing is disagreeable and the oil
is said to have an injurious effect upon
rubber tires, but as an antidote to the
dust, the oil certainly has no ecual.
Until the value of oil has been fullv
demonstrated on Waikiki road how
ever, no further experiments will be at
tempted. Kepoikai evidently believes in the
proverb that a job in his hand is worth
two in the hands of the present Gov
. DEFEAT Y. W. C. A.
The basketball match played on the
Punahou grounds between teams of
the Kamehameha Girls' School and the
Y. W. C. A., was won by the former,
the score standing 6 to 4. The Kame
hameha girls played ah excellent game
throughout, their team work being con
sistent. The Y. W. C. A.'s showed
their excellent training to good advan
tage, but failed make goals.
A Hawaiians Hoarding Coin.
There is still one hundred thousand
doUar8 of Hawaiian coin or "Kalaka-
ua" money estimated to be in circula
tion on the Islands, and this monev
will cease to be legal tender after the
first of next January, ytt is not llkelv
that this money is in active circula
tion, and the danger is that . man v
thrifty and frugal Hawaiians nave
boarded away little nest eggs of this
money for the proverblai "rainy dav,"
not knowing that it will cease to be
money on the first of the year. Con
sequently every means possible should
be adopted to disseminate the fact
among the Hawaiians, and thus jire
vent serious loss where it can be ill
afforded. Maui News.
Si. Clement's Fair.
The receipts at St. Clement's Fair
Saturday afternoon and evening were
about $750. The regular monthly meet
ing of the Woman's Guild of St. Cle
ment's will be held Tuesday afternoon
next at 3 o'clock when the accounts
will be made up. It is hoped that ev
ery member will attend.
Fund la Growing ,
The fund for the family of the late
Policeman Mahelona is growing but
slowly. The fund is now as follows:
Previously reported $125.00
A Friend 5.00
A Friend 2.00
Will Not Besign.
Treasurer A. N. Kepoikai stated ves
terdav that his mind was fully made
up on the resignation request made of
him by Governor Carter. He savs that
under no consideration will be resitrn
" Joat It."
Old fashioned buttermilk for "Hot
Cakes" and pineapple syrup to go with
it at Clark Farm Co.'s deposit, 1139 Fort
Blak Bu.tms on White Vests
i The style of wearing black buttons
with white figured vests was establish
ed by an exquisite in an accidental
manner. Dressing in a desperate hurry
to go to a matinee with his wife, he
broke a white pearl button off his blue
specked waistcoat and began to call for
his better three-quarters to sew n an
other one. She had none to match.
The garment demanded seven buttons.
"Any old thing'll do," he cried. "Give
me seven ot another kind." he wih.
in tne house or any kind. A happy
thought! "I'll use shoe buttons; I've
plenty in my desk, and a fastener." In
a little while he had clamped on seven
black shoe buttons. Between the acts
ome of nis chums expressed admira
iXon buttons e a1' the go in
"c smu. .uaae or jet; quite
expensive, but we've got to have 'em.
Thus are styles set.
WANTS TEST OF
WHOLE COUNTY ACT
As was expected, the Supreme Court
have held the Board of Public Institu
tion an illegal body, which however,
does not affect the validity of the
County Act. But it is believed that
there are other serious if not fatal
defects in the county bill notablv in
the matter of its final passage. If
this be true, it would be the height
of folly to launch county government
before the entire measure has been
passed upon by the Supreme Court.
Proper issues should be framed and
presented for judicial determination at
once, or as soon as possible. Maui
some of boyd's
If Governor Carter would look back
over the land exchanges made during
the incumbency of Mr. Boyd he might
get some interesting data. One lot for
which the Government had been re
ceiving $500 per annum rental was
given in exchange for a narrow strin
that would not sell for $1000 in the best
of times. Taking eight years' rental as
a basis of value for tax assessment
purposes the owner of the narrow striD
did fairly well. Hilo Herald.
Huo Mail Delayed.
It Is up to the postoffice people In
Honolulu to explain why Hilo was kept
out of its mail on Monday hours after
it should have been in on the Mauna
Loa. That It was dispatched on the
Helene because it was thought that
steamer would reach here before the
Mauna Loa is not a good excuse.
Thoughts do not count in the mail ser
vice whert the mails are sent on inter
mediate steamers which may have car
go for coast ports. The Helene was
reported as --due' here last Saturday
night. The next report was to the
effect that she would leave Mahukona
on Monday morning; on Monday the
report came that she would leave there
Monday afternoon. In the interval Hi
lo residents tried to be patient while
waiting for the mail due Monday
morning. Hilo Herald.
The papers of Honolulu are growing
somewhat yellow, and probably with
out cause, concerning the- resignation
.of Treasurer Kepoikai. Without any
definite information on the subject,
the News predicts that when the proper
time arrives, the resignation of Treas
urer Kepoikai will be promptly hand
ed to Governor Carter. Maui -News.
UNCLE HAPPY SAYS: ' i TSnrerains
ain't bargains ef nobody kctows em
do you know that our awnines and
curtains are bargains in price, comfort,
nmsh and as protection to furniture
and rugs, pearson and potter com
MACHINERY FOE SALE.
The following Machinery, all in trood
order, is offered for sale, by the HA
WAIIAN COMMERCIAL, & SUGAR
COMPANY, Puunene, Maui:
1 Top Roller for 30x66 Murlees &
2 Side Rollers for 30x66 Murlees &
The above complete with pinions.
1 Spare Roller for 30x66 Murlees &
Can be used for either too or side
roller, complete and has never been
1 Intermediate Gearing and Bed Plate
for 30x66 M. & W. mill.
The above will be useful as
Spare pieces for a Murlees & Watson
40x66 3 roller mill and will be sold
1 Ten-foot Deeley Vacuum Pan 8
ft. 4 in. coils. ,
1 Deeley Triple Effect, 5600 sauare ft.
heating surface in copper tubes, with
staging and condenser, but no vacuum
1 Colwell Triple Effect, 5200 square ft.
heating surface In copper tubes with
staging and condenser but no vacuum
For particulars, apply to
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN. LTD.
WM. G. IRWIN & CO. Ltd.
Wm. Q. Irwin... President and Manas:
Claus Spreckels First vice-Presidem
W. M. Giffard... Second Vice-Preaidenl
H. M. Whitney. Jr.. Treasurer and Sec
George W. Ross Auditoz
Sugar Factors and Commission Agenti
AGENTS FOR THE
Oceanic Steamship Compass
Of San Francisco, Cal.
AGENTS FOR THE
Scottish Union & National Ineuranc
Company of Edinburgh.
Wilhelma of Magdeburg General In
Associated Assurance Company
Munich & Berlin.
Alliance Marine & General Assurano.
Co., Ltd., of London.
Royal Insurance Company of Livr
pool. Alliance Assurance Company us
Rochester German Insurance Com
oany of N. Y.
HORSE SHOEING !
W. W Wright Co., Ltd.
have opened a horse-shoeing
department in connec
tion with their carriaee
shop, etc. Having secur
ed the services of a first
class shoer, they are Dre
pared to do all work in
trusted to them in a first
Pain in Stomach
It has been said that a healthy
person doesn't know he has a
How unhealthy the dyspeptic
must be !
He feels as if he were all stom
ach, and one thing that makes him
feel so is that pain at the pit of the
stomach sometimes an " all-gone
feeling"; sometimes a "burning
"I suffered from pains in my stomach
and could not eat. An old gentleman told
me to take Hood's Sarsaparllla, which I
did, and after the use of four bottles I
gained my appetite, and I was soon com
pletely cured, so that now I feel like a new
man. On no arr-nunt. vnnlri T ha n-iri..
Hood's Sarsaparilla in my house." Henry
Callan. 71 Commercial St., Portland, Me.
Cure dyspepsia, invigorate and
tone the whole digestive system.
Just Received Ex
HOLLISTER DRUG CO,
"may be that you won't take our
It's just impossible to make
some people do the right thing
They just won't and that settles
it. Now it's no use trying to do
good in such cases but to those
who actually do want help
EYE HELP the kind we give
we want to demonstrate the
amount of good we can do them.
Needn't think for a moment
that we advise glasses unless ab
solutely certain they are needed.
H F. Wichman & Co, Ltd.
On Investment of
Or yearly payments for 10 years
will be paid
with accumulated profits
For particulars call and see
Ms Sisgs, Drilling m Lou
Judd Building, Fort St. Entrance.
Guaranteed Capital $ 200,000.00'
Subscribed Capital 8,000,000.00
Paid-up Capital , 900,000.00
you can obtain an up-to-date office in the new ALEXANDER YOUNG BUILDING for $20.00
per month and upwards. The price includes hot and cold water, electric lights and janitor service
The new fireproof warehouse just back of the Young Building is now complete with freight
elevator, and storage room may be obtained on application to the agents of the building.
THE VON UAMM-YOUNG CO, LTD.
Read Our Menu
Mince Meat Pies, large size, with Brandy, each 35c
" " u ' " " without Brandy, each .... 25c.
" small " with Brandy, each 15c.
" " " " without Brandy, each . . . 10c.
Apple, Custard. Peach, Cranberry, Pumpkin, Lemon
and Berry Pies, large . . 25c.
Same Filling, in small Pies 10c.
Jelly Rolls, Wine, Pound, Fruit and Cup Cakes, Lady
Fingers, Macaroons, Chocolate, Cocoanut and Jelly Layers,
ICE CREAM, any flavor.
The finest and best one-pound box of Mixed Candies in
the city for 50c. each.
Please send in your orders early to ensure prompt t
NfcW ENGLAND BKERY
J. OSWALD LUTTED, Manager.
how much it costs to have electric lights and she will tell
you they cost about the same as kerosene.
Now how about the convenience?
Do you think there is any comparison?
Most people think electric lights come high,
but that is a mistake ask your neighbor if she uses
electricity she will tell you.
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC Co., Ltd.
Office, King Street. . : : : Phone Main 390.
j 1 1 1 1 - - - m m.
Byron Hot Springs
Only 68 Miles From San Francisco on
Main Line Southern Pacific Co.
MOST WONDERFUL SPRINGS
HOT SALT, HOT, MUD AND SU3--PHUR
Fine warm swimming tanks. Drink
ing waters of wonderful curative Quali
ties. Pronounced the best in America
for Rheumatism. Gout, Sciatica and
Thoroughly modern steam heated ho
tel as comfortable in Winter as Sum
Call at Advertiser Office for booWets,
or on Mr. J. K. Burkett. who kindlv
allows the use of his name.
Address, H. R. WARNER,
Byron Hot Springs, Contra Costa
New Shipments of the Latest Styles of the Celebrated
Domestic Sewing Machines
. SOLD FOR ALMOST
HALF OF FORMER PRICES
w e nave aeciaea to dispense
give the public the benefit of the commission heretofore paid to
Former Price Now
Domestic No. 3 (LocH stitck) $45.00 $25.00
New Domestic No. 3 iGtiain and Lock sticli) 60.00 35.00
New Domestic No. 8 (DropHead Chain and
Lockstitch) 75.00 45.00
ALL IN FIRST CLASS CONDITION AND ATTACHMENTS
THE VON HAMM-YOUNG CO., Ltd
ALEXANDER YOUNG HOTEL BUILDING.
of Good Thin s:
THE B. F. BILLIKGBAM COMPAIT, LTI
Gnml Agents for Hawaii
Atlas Assurance Company of London.
Phoenix Assurance Company ot Loa
New York Underwriters Agency.
Providence Washington Insorane
Phenlx Insurance Company of Brook
lyn. ALBERT RAAS, Manager.
Insurance Department office, fourth
floor, Stangenwald building.
HAWAIIAN SODA WORKS
FOR SODA AND C ARB ONATMD
Flume Blu IS71
with sewing- machine aerents and