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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1516.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Mr. Horner's Interview
were ) The statement of Albert Horner, published elsewhere, which
to the PurPi""ts to be remarks b'v Governor Pinkham or the important ques
Ye, tion of liomesteading, is of almost startling interest and importance.
' It may be explained that Mr. Horner repeated the statement to a re
a goo prcsentative of the Honolulu Advertiser, who was here last week,
with from whom thk garden island secured a verbatim copy. If the
four i statement is to be believed, it indicates that the Governor has changed
articl front completely on the question of liomesteading; that he intends to
moun discouraKe liomesteading, and that it will be his policv in future to
. . foster the interests of the sugar plantations as against the interests of
ne wl homesteaders.
wila 'e know nothing of the circumstances of the interview between
one t Mr. Horner and the Governor at which this remarkable statement is
skid? alleged to have been made. It may be remarked, however, that it
that 'iardly tallies with statements made by the Governor to the writer, in
a lengtny interview, about ten days ago, nor does it exactly agree
with that part of a personal letter to the writer in which the Govern
or says that, on his coming visit to Kauai, he will endeavor to confer
with all parties interested in the question of honiestcading, at Lihue
and elsewhere on the island.
This apparent new turn in affairs makes the coming visit of the
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which has become quite hazy.
Under the above heading the Christian Science Monitor, which
riaditorial which contains considerable of fact and suggestions that may
be of value. The main points of the editorial are as follows:
Few Americans are so much interested in the prospective repeal
of the free sugar clause of the Underwood tariff bill as are the people
of Hawaii, from the owner of the great sugar plantations down to the
humblest toiler, Japanese or native. When this law was made opera
tive in its general provisions an opportunity was given to ftigar pro
ducers to adjust themselves to the coming change, and the Hawaiian
planters tried to do so, but they did not manage to avoid piling up
reserves of stock for which a market was lacking. Then came the war,
and with it a demand which has rid the planters of their rccumulated
store and of tnis year's crop, at prices which have brought the value
of the 1915 exports up to $62,000,000. Out of this a limited number
of the companies admit having paid dividends of more than 59,000,
000, and having on hand a cash surplus of almost as much, which is
to be distributed as soon as the free sugar bill is a law.
Since they are piogressive and well educated men of business, the
Hawaiian planters, of course, are using some of their gains to bring
their properties on the producing side up to the point of superexcel-
lence, Usually much interested in the welfare of their workers, thev
will also, no doubt, feel under obligations to share their prosperity
with the variety of people drawn from hurope, Asia and the lands
around the Caribbean who form the wage-earning group of the islands.
But after all this is done there still will be an increment of wealth,
with interest on the capital invested bringing dividends ranging from
6 to 36 per cent, which must have an outlet. Some of these funds
no doubt, will find their way to the mainland for investment. Some
might well go into expansion of the marine service that was making
Hawaii and Hawaiian commerce cut so important a figure in the in
teroceanic business of the Panama canal oetore the waterway was
The wiser among the investors in and managers of the plantations
will insist upon due care of the reserves; for the history of the indus
try shows many fluctuations from season to season, If they are not
due to natural conditions at home they may result from political and
economic conditions in Washington; and thrift is the better part of
financing, where the staple product of an area is a commodity with
the differing values, from year to year, that sugar shows.
The Hawaiian home market for general commodities is steadilv
increasing, owing to the rise of white population as the islands be
come more and more the great military and naval station of the Unit
ed States at the Pacific crossroads. Officers and privates, thousand:
in number, will be likely to spend money there on a scale to increase
imports much, and that will expand the retail business in a marked
Russia In Manchuria
The announcement from Peking on Friday to the effect that Jap
an had consented to the building of railroads bv Russia in Manchuria
marks the beginning of what will almost nireh develop into another
world crisis in a few sears. Japan has been most eager for a long time
to get her paws upon Chinese territory, but has feared to make the
venture alone or without prospect of substantial backing fiom somr
other great power. Her allv Great Britain graciously sidestepped
sometime ago, since when Japan has brought all her diplomacy to bear
upon Russia with a view to making a cat's paw of that country, or,
rather, making that country set a precedent which, when once estah
lished, might be followed with less danger oi international rupture.
It is but a step from railway concessions to the absorption of ter
ritory, and if Russia once gets her railways in Manchuria the woild
knows what will happen to the contiguous country. The acquisition
of land in Manchuria by Russia would afford Japan her precedent
and when the process of annexing C lr.ntse territory is once started
there would be no end to it until Japan has all she is after.
The United States and other countries committed to the integrity
of China may well take heed ol this firsi open development of nego
tiates which have been goirg on between Japan and Russia for
IToNOi.ri.r is to be congratulated on obtaining the wise counsel
of a man like F. M. Hatch in her citv administration. The new
supervisor is probably aging a good deal now, but there was a time
when he had more brains and extcutive ability than the entire
city government of Honolulu combined. But we feel sorry for
Hatch. Great and good and valuable as he has been in critical timet
in the past, he is now destined to be diagged in the slough, of Hono
lulu politics; and in less than six months, perhaps, will have learned
the reason at first hand why decent men elevate their noses and turn
the other way when public office in the city is mentioned.
Changes In Steamer Schedules
The plan of the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company to trans
fer the flagship Kinau from the Waimea to the Lihue-Ahukini run
and to put the Maui on the Waimea run is good only in part. That
arrangement would relieve the congestion somewhat U the Lihue end.
What we are trying to do, however, is to secure better accommoda
tions for passenger traffic and some effort on the part of the company
to develop a shipping business which has either gone to seed or to the
Coast as the direct result of inattention.
We have previously made the suggestion that the Kilauea, Mauua
Kea or Mauna Loa (the preference in the order given) be put on the
Waimea run and the K'niau transferred to the run for so many years
maintained by the W. G. Hall. There is good business in sic lit for
such a move and a company less conservative than our local concern
would have had the steamers running that way two years ago.
There is an abiding opinion on Kauai that if the I. I. S. X. Co.
would supply the service the freight and passenger traffic would appear;
and the hope is that the company will take a chance on the proposi
tion while there is still little competition and it has the right of way.
THE public preference
for Goodyear Tires
affects alike all parts of
America, as shown by
our recent tire census in 71 centers.
The grand average of Goodyears was
21 per cent and this with close to
200 brands of tires on the market.
This Goodyear preference is built
upon the bed-rock of public satisfac
tion the individual experience of
the average man, who has found that
GoodyearTires go farther, last longer,
and so cost him less in the end.
Etuy to get from Goo Jyear Service Station Dtalen Everyuhen
Goodyear No-Hook Tires
are fortified against :
Rim-cutting By our No-Kim-Cut
Blow-outs By our On
Loose Treads By our
Insecurity By our Multi
ple Braided Piano Wire
Tunctures and Skidding
By our Double-Thick
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Clic'iiilOAl'utoc'iyiSi.-J" UNDEirwCJti. .
Wa WILL worrv about the h'ilipinos getting the franchise when
they get it. In the meanwhile it nr'ht not 1 e amiss to remark that n
majority of them are better educated and nioie loyal to the Hag than
a large number of people who have been admitteJ to citizenship in
the past in this Territory.
This is the very latest picture of Theodore Roosevelt, the much
talked of candidate in connection with the Republican convention at
Chicago- .ir. Roosevelt is said to have lost some of the fire of a few
years ago, but his appearance indicates that heis still ready for strenu
Packard and other promi
nent automobile engineers
favor motor oils from
Western crude. Exposition
juries at San Francisco and San
Diego gave highest competitive
awards to Zerolene an oil from
Western crude. Zerolene is the
best oil for your motor because
scientifically refined from selected California crude
asphalt-base. Government experts tell us that oils
correctly refined from asphalt-base crude "distill
without decomposition" tdo not break up and lose
their lubricating value under cylinder heat and are
"much better adapted to motor cylinders, as far
as their carbon-forming proclivities are con
cerned, than are paraf fine-base Pennsylvania oils."
When you empty the crank-case refill with Zero
lene. Dealers everywhere and at service stations
and agencies of the Standard Oil Company.
tie Standard Oitforffotor Cars
DO YOU REALIZE
THE VIRTUES OF
THE TORIC LENS?
The Toric Lens is the one that
is shaped so that the outer edges
of the glass are jus! the same dis
tance from the eye as the center
This not only gives you a
Much Better Appearance
but, what is more to the point, it
gives you a
Very Much Wider Range
You can see though the edges
with the same distinctness that you
can see through the center.
WALL & DOUGHERTY
lOOIll G A RAGE Co
Michelin Tires & Tubes
One Oualitv onlv - THE BEST
If you are not getting the mileage vou expect just try
a Michelin. One trial will convince you. All sizes
We have in stock the
Thurber Self Starter
Let Us Do All Your
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Territorial Messenger Service
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