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THE GARDEN JlSLAND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, -1912
THE GARDEN ISLAND I from
TUESDAY DEC. 10th. 1912.
Entered at the post office at
Llhue, Kauai, as second-class
Subscription Rates $2.50 Per
Year, SI. 50 for six months
Advertising Rates, 75 Cents
An Inch Per Month.
E. B. Bridgewater, Editor
K. C. HorrEK, Manager
sixty to two hundred dol-!
liars? The reason is nlain. The
tv teacher is by special st wh
at home and at school making her
work professional. Just from a
dollar and a cent standpoint it
It was a case of "Wood up", for
the Honolulu Normal School's
Principal at the Commissioners'
meeting last week.
"Britisher" writes this paper
asking wny American engineers
and general managers are employed
in the construction ot Canadian
railroads. We can't tell, unless
it is due to their superior know
ledge and workmanship.
When we consider that Porto
Rico has an area within the
bounds of 96 by 36 miles, and
then compare her S30.000.000 pro
duction against Hawaii's $50,000
000, it strikes us that we haven't
a deuce of a lot to crow over.
It is to be hoped that the in
vestigation of Principal Edgar A.
Wood's methods, etc., by the Com
missioners has brought out the
fact as to whether or not Mr
Wood has been acting a s the
"whole works," as so often
charged during the incumbency
of the present superintendent.
A rather unique arrangement
is that which has been completed
by the Uruguay government which
has employed an expert American
chicken grower to establish the
industry l n a number of tjwns
within the vicinity of convenient
markets. Hawaii could well afford
to try the same scheme.
Honolulu is much excited over
the ancient whipping post as
means of punishment for the brute
who is in the habit of committing
crimes upon little girls. The lash
is certainly a cruel mode of punish
ment, but after all why should w
put forward a plea for the skins
of such people? In fact, in some
cases, we almost find a pleasure i
the fact that such fiends have
skin to be tanned.
Should the present war in the
Balkans continue many months it
feared that Odessa will ex
perience a severe coal shortage
uring the coming winter, owing
the impossibility of securing
inglish coal and to the fact that
the south Russian and Polish
mines have made large contracts
with the north of Russia, and
ave therefore at present no sur-
lus to sell. Formerly St. Peters
burg and the Baltic Provinces im
ported most of their supplies from
the United Kingdom. After the
strikes in Engl nd last spring,
owever, these contracts were
transferred to the Polish and south
Russian coal mines, which now
have no surplus for those buyers
h o delayed making contracts
the autumn. The amount
b y the Baltic Provinces
is reckoned at V, 200, 000
Recently a n Odessa ship
endeavoied to purchase a
reserve of 72 tons of Dor.etz coal
for bunkering his ships and was
unable to obtain this comparative
ly small quantity. Bids are coni
ng in from Roumauia for south
Russian coal, but are being re
The Japanese have received cer
tain instructions from their Gov
ernment in regard to health. The
suggestions are sensible in the
extreme. With most of them we
are familiar. The strongest
emphasis is laid on resting one
day a week. The following bit of
advice is, however, one rarely
seen in print: "The room in which
you sleep should be verv dark, as
well as very cool and fjuiet." Very
dark! It occurs to us that this is
not exactly easy to accomplish.
We have the windows open. We
must have the curtains back in
order to have air. In comes the
light with the early morning
hours! The room is never "very
dark." Wonder how the Japa
nese would manage. Screens are
the nearest approach to an answer
that we have yet discovered. And
not much of an answer at that!
The right training of our boys
and girls is so important that it is
engrossing the attention and best
efforts of not only school boards
and superintendents, but organiza
tions of parents and teachers as
well. In fact the principle of effi
ciency in teaching and training
our boys and girls is permeating
even the remotest districts.
The matter has gained such
headway that in our cities a teach
ing position carries with it a re
quirement for expertness in method
and practice, and it is freely and
confidently predicted by good
school men everywhere that to
hold positions in the rural schools
will soon necessitate normal train
ing. Practically all of our lead
ing states make such requirements
of all their teachers, whether city
or rural position is applied for.
The time is close at hand in fact,
when Hawaii will say to all appli
cants for teacher's positions,
"You must be normal trained, or
have its equivalent in home study,
which is recognized by our normal
Such requirements make for,
efficiency and carry with them in
creased compensation, and they i
will be welcomed by the progres- j
sive, worth-while teachers. Are I
not our city teachers being paid '
It seems unlikely that the
Dominion Government will prohi
bit the export of nickel from Ca
nada except to Great Britain a
suggestion made recently.. Prior
to the time of a war crisis such" a
piohibition might prove an effective
weapon. The official reports of
mineral production in Ontario
show that in 1910, tlae latest year
for which such figures are available,
there were raised from the nickel
copper mines of Sudbury 652,392
tons of ore, of which 628,947 tons
were smelted in the blast furnaces
and put through the converters.
The product was 35,033 tons of
Bessemenzed matte, 23.6 tons of
ore being thus required on a n
average for 1 ton of matte. In this
quaintity of matte there were con
tained 18,636 tons of nickel; last
year's output, 13,141 tons, being
exceeded by 5 945 tons, or over 41
per cent. The production of 1910
was much the largest since the
nickel mines of Sudbury were
opened, a quarter of a century ago,
and stamps this field as being the
most important source of nickel in
the world. The value of th
nickel contents ot the matte, on
the basis of what it is worth or
estimated by the producers to be
worth at the point of production
To the output of the Sudbury
mines must be added, for the sake
of completeness, the nickel con
tents of the silver ores raised at
Cobalt, estimated to amount to
504 tons, bringing the total yield
of nickel in 1910 up to 19,140 tons.
The use of nickle for coinage
purposes is spreading. In 1909 the
Government of Turkey was au
thorized to put out an issue of
coins made of nickel or aluinmum.
The latter metal, upon being
results, nickel was decided upon,
and it has been resolved to issue
120 millions of 5-para pieces, 120
millions of 10-paras, 70 millions of
20-paras, and 20 millions of 40
paras, in all 330 million pieces.
The money is all to be coined in 4
years and issued in 20.
The only other important source
of nickle is the island of New
Caledonia, whose output, however,
in proportion to the whole, is' now
much less than that of Sudbury.
Societe le Nickel, whose produc
tion is oi rsew vaiecionia ores,
operates refineries in France, Eng
land, and Germany. From 1900
to 1909 the French production fell
from 1,700 to 1,200 tons, while
that in England rose from 1,500
to 2,800 tons, and in Germany
from 1,400 to 3,100 tons. Thus
in 1909 the total output of nickel
from New Caleeonia w a h 7,100
L. Y. TIM
Has entered the rent ser
vice, and has provided him
self with a big
Special attention paid to
commercial travelers. Rea
sonable rates to all parts of
THERE'S HEALTH AND HAPPINESS IN
AND SATISFACTION IN PATRONIZING
A HOME PRODUCT
(li::ter Inexperience. Newest Methods aid Petftct Grajcs Have 1-H!i:cid a Iilicious,
Bright Clear, Rich and Pure Table Wine that Surpasses Even California's Earned Vintages.
ON SALE WHEREVER GOOD GOODS ARE SOLD.
LOVEJOY & CO., LTD. Wholesale Liquor Dealtrs
HONOLULU, T. H.
HARTWIG HARDERS, the Mil
waukee Brewmaster, has personal su
pervision of every bottle brewed. He is
drawing a salary that would make you
gasp because he knows his business.
He has given us a beer ideally brewed
under ideal condition?. It does not have
to be doped, because it is "brewed to suit
You get the benefit of this if you get
ORDER A CASE FOR FAMILY USE
HONOLULU BREWING & MALTING CO.,
r-ma limn I I mi in
P. O. Box 54
HONOLULU SCRAP IRON CO.
C. II. BROWN, Manager
SCRAP IRON, BRASS, COPPER, AND
SECOND - HAND MACHINERY
alekauila St., near Electric Power Station.
TRENT TRUST CO., Ltd.
Member Honolulu Stock and Bond Exchange I
Real Estate, Insurance, Trusts
WANTED Two or three first-class
agents on Kauai.
"Fansteel" Electric Iron
Best on the Market
Honolulu Electric Co., Ltd.
House Wiring and Electrical Fixtures
Heating Apparatus of All Kinds
"Columbia" Drawn-wire Tungstan Lamps
Motors and Dynamos, all sizes in stock
PLANT INSTALLATION AND REPAIRS
Wi wnstr our tunc tiiiusiii' tiling,
Imaginin' an wcnicl rin' how
We'd art or what wvM do if wo
WYrc not the saint' us we aire now.
We worry over lots of tliinp.',
When all the while we oii'lit to kiln
That unessin' isn't evidence
Supposin' so ilon't make it so.
Sonic fellows wear your patience out
Supposm thines, an askin' why
You tlo the wicked things you tin
Supposin' you should up an' the!
Supposin' you should lose your health :
Suppose your friend should proven foe
.n mine's iikc mar. J ney cot to learn
Suppo.-in' so don't make it so.
So what's the use supposin' things
When tmuhle's almost sure toeome.
It's lies! to wait until it strikes
There ain't no sense supposin' some!
"Supiiosin' things" don't educate
l's like the things we're sure to know,
And some day we are sure to le arn
Supposin' so don't make it so.
If you desire a good sewing ma
chine, ring up 1 77L., and R. Maehala
will give you a demonstration on the
new style drop case Wilcox & Gibbs.
He can also show you an assortment
of styles in the new store at Nawili
wili. R. MAEHALA; Agent
Tel. 177L. Store at Nawiliwili.
Three 300 h. p.
Were standing 135 lbs working pres
sure when removed from our plant to be
replaced by larger boilers.
For full particulars apply
Hawaiian Electric Co., Ltd,
Waimea Machine & Automobile Works
. Geo. A. Bertram, Proprietor.
General machine, Automobile and gas
engine repairs, auto supplies,
AGENTS FOR ACETELINE GAS LIGHTING CO.
We Are equipped with the very highest grade
American machine tools and our facilities for the
handling of automobile repair work are
UP- TO -DA TE
Our efforts are to please our patrons, and a
trial will prove to you how easily it is done.
WE DELIVER THE GOODS
Waimea Machine & Automobile Works
Tel. 32 W. WAIMEA, KAUAI. P. O. Box K.
"Willie," s a i il the mother, f Mr. Hilton Have you opened
sorrowfully, "every time vou are j tbat bottle of champagne, Bridget?
naughty I get another gray hair." ! Bridget F a i t h, I started to
t-i'tii u an ii oegan to open itself
iiracious: saul n ic: vou
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iiniM nave neen a terror, look at
Sure, the nion that filled that bottle
must 'av' put in two quarts in
stead of wan. Philadelphia Record.