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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1913,
FALLS TO GROUND
Readers of the Garden Island
will remember the efforts, some
months ago, of Zeno K. Myers to
organize an insurance company on
this island for the purpose of writ
ing local business, It was stated
at the time that the proposition
was well started and promised to
be successful. A new idea has in
tervened, however, and the com
pany will not be started.
Writing to the editor of this
paper, Mr. Myers, the promoter
of the proposed company, stys of
"You are probably wondering
what has become of the organiza
tion of the Kauai Assurance' Com
pmiy, but in taking this matter up
on thr mainland with the under
writers that we hope to interest
in our proposition of a reinsurance
deal whereby a reciprocity treaty
could be arranged for a n ex
change of Islands business for gil-
Mr. and Mrs Albert S. Wilcox
have signed and delivered to the
harbor board at Honolulu 3 deed
to a piece of land at Hanalei con
taining 2,500 square feet which
the Territory wants tor the site of
a new warehouse to be btiilt short
ly adjoining the Hanalei wharf.
The consideration named for the
deed is $1. The contract for the
construction of the warehouse has
probably since been closed, or it
shortly will be.
tedge mainland business, a differ
ent plan has been suggested for
handling this proposition, which
is having very careful considera
tion and it is possible that in the
very near future some mainland
underwriters will come here with a
view of carrying out such an ar
rangement. This, to my mind, is
very important and would offer a
very profitable field for a success
full exchange of business, and un
til this matter of organizing one
large reinsurance company can
have very careful consideration,
nothing further will be done along
the lines as first suggested."
New Stables And Shops
Large quantities of Soil are be
ing removed from the rear of the
Lihue mill, where the work of
grading a considerable area is go
ing forward. The plantation stables
will be erected on this site very
shortly, as the old sheds opposite
the store are due to be torn down
at an earlv date in order to allow
preliminary operations for the new
business block to be started.
Concrete foundations for a black
smith and carpenter shop have al
ready been set in the new site
next to the mill. Modern appli
ances will be installed in both
Stewarts From Exposition
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Stewart re
turned on the Hall from a two
months visit at the Fair. They re
port having had a most delightful
Mr. Kinney Coining
Honolulu Heniv V Kinney,
superintendent 'of public instruc
tion, will pay a visit to Kauai about
the middle of December to make
an inspection of the schools on the
Garden Island. The idea o f
the trip will be to ascertain Kauai's
need regarding new school build
ings and supplies,
Superintendent Kinnev says that
school conditions o n Kauai are
excellent and that the island has
forged far to the front in its voca
tional work, in which intense in
terest has been taken during the
last two years. The high school
at Lihue, is doing fine work, he
Percy Deverill, of the Bank of
Hawaii, came up on the Hall to at
tend his brother's wedding.
Guard Officer's Tournament
Officers of the National Guard
are already planning a Tennis
tournament. Two of the officers
of each company will combine to
make up a doubles team. As some
of the best players of the island
are counted among the newly ap
pointed officers, some interesting
events may be looked forward to.
Standard Oil Company
INCOBOOBATtB IN CALIFORNIA
Standard Oil Building
Mr. D. G. Scofield, President . October 7, 1915.
.Standard Oil Company,
""San Francisco, California.
'Dear Mr. Scofield:
I want to call your attention to the later reports of
the investigation following the recent disaster at Ardmore, Okla.
It develops now that the tank car which caused the exolosion and
resulted in the death of more than fifty people was filled with
gasoline made by compressing natural gas, and known as - compressor
gasoline, not. a straight run refinery product like our Red Crown
gasoline, which, as you know, is a pure product of crude oil
Compressor gasoline is very unstable and very "gassy "
end the vapors ignite so readily that there is always danger of
fire or explosion in handling it. The Ardmore shipment, it seems,
was intended to be mixed with low gravity gasoline in the same
manner as is done by some manufacturers in California, and the
product is known to the trade as a blended or mixed gasoline and
is offered quite extensively to motorists in some sections. Even
when compressor gasoline is blended in this manner it is still
very "gassy" and dangerous.
This unfortunate disaster
ed out the wisdom of the action of
tie over a year ago in deciding to
line plant which we installed at Ne
to determining whether it was safe
ship the resulting gasoline to our
re-running. At that time we publis
of July, 1914, a statement announci
plant and the reasons therefor, and
at Ardmore has clearly point-,
our Board of Directors a lit
dismantle the compressor, gaso-
whall, California, with a view
to compress our gas there and
refinery for stabilizing by -hed
in the Standard Oil Bulletin
ng the discontinuance of this
I attach the clipping hereto.
I believe, in Justice to the public and to ourselves,;
we should take some means of informing motorists and all those,
handling it the risk they are running in using this dangerous
Very truly yours.
rornptess01 Vi s Company
...r ago tivis v, at
v.' uT?ico Canyon ftotn natural
time aitet. otOCt.
installed an-- baVe been
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