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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, AFRIL 17. 1017
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
War Time Gardening What?
In response to tlie Proclamation of the Governor, and a veticral
stirring in the air in regard to a possible scarcity of fresh food pro
ducts, there has been more or les casting about, in the minds of many
thinking people, as to what they should plant by way of assurance,
liven though we should not come to any pressing condition of need,
at any rate, we almost surely face much higher prices itijall food pro
ducts. There r.re some things that are piratically out of the question
simply because they will not grow; the conditions are not right. Very
few people, outside of the legular growers now in the business, can
hope to grow rice or taro; they require specially prepared wet land.
Other things require a greater rainfall than we can count on, at least
at this time" of the year. Other things again require too long to ma
ture; our needs mi ht be over before we got a crop
Atnona the things which give promise of being practically valu
able, we would suggest the following:
SWEET POTATOES. These grow leadily in almost any kind
of ordinary soil, with verv little rainfall, and verv little cultivation;
and thev mature in a comparatively short time, from three to six
months. Farthermore tin y constitute a most excellent article of food,
"more palatable by far and moie nutritious than the common Irish po
tato. Of course there is a considerable range in quality, some are poor,
others are most delicious. At a cent a pound. they ought not to cost
more than that, they would surely be a welcome substitute for the
ordinary potatoes, at six or eight cents a pound, or Heaven knows
Ant. 'her article that grows readily and is not over particular about
conditio -s. is the Manhiot or Pia, so called, producing when manu
factured a course starch, which might take the place of rice. In the
natural state, as it conies from the ground it would serve as a substi
tute for potatoes.
The indigenous Pia, or Arrow root, is not often seen these days,
and might be revivid to advantage, as it is one of the most delicate
and palatable of all the starch products. It grows very readily and
requires a minimum rainfall.
Sugar, of course, we will have in great quantities, and sugar is an
excellent and nutritous article of food, but a little too strong to take
straight, and as a steady diet, but combined with a tart fruit to make
a j mi or a preserve it would constitute a verv significant factor in a
time of food shortage Fortunately we have hundreds of acres of guavas
which will be coming in in the late summer and fall. We may learn
a much needed lesson as to the value of this neglected and despised
Another inm fruit that grows readily and bears profusely is the
Rosellee, an annual of the hibiscus family, that matures its fruit in
a fesv months, and requires only a moderate rainfall. It makes a verv
excellent substitute for cranberry jam or preserve and is suitable foi
pies Now is the time to plant.
Cattle Plague At Hanalei
The serious Plague at Hanalei, scientifically known as Anthrax, is
the Murrain of the Bible, the Plague which decimated the cattle of the
days of Pharaoh in Egypt. It is of world wide distribution; is worst in
wet places; swept through Europe during the middle ages every 50 to
60 years; affects not only cattle, but other animals also, and even
human beings. It is a bacillus disease which affects the spken mainly,
and mav be contracted through the intestinal organs and by inocula
tion through the skin.
It assumes two forms, the apoplectic, in which the animal f.lls
dead as ;f shot, and the tunie-roid. in which carbuncles developed very
rapidly, running into gangrene, leading to almost certain death in
from two to eight hours. The Hanalei - epidemic seems to be the
No direct treatment seems to be of any material avail. Prophylac
tic treatment was long ago developed by the famous French Scientist
Pasteur, and a serum made', which is effective when administered in
advance to sound animals.
The bacillus is veiy tenacious of life, and will lie dormant ir. inv
years, which makes it very difficult to eradicate the contagion permanently.
scarcity, ns a selfish and ruthless distegnrd of the interests of others
We fail to see why.
We go to Lihue Store and buy five cases of sugar corn, thereby
reducing the stock on hand to such an extent, that the Store imme
diately puts in a rush order for a new supply, and as there seems to
be a surprising demand for that article, thev order a double supply.
Now, in case of any subsequent shortage of sugar corn supply on the
open market, isn't it sure that we are just that five cases ahead anv
way? Now let that same thing be done by every house keeper through
out the Islands, and doesn't it mean that we Uave a supply of corn on
hand that will last us pretty well through anv ordinary period of
shortage or even blockade? And who, in the name of common sense,
have we injured or defrauded? The easy-going, improvident, or
shiftless man, who might have protected himself but didn't? We
haven't taker, a single grain of corn away from him, and the time may
come when we may le able to invite him round Id a comi fritter break
fast, or a succot ish dinner, th.it will taste mighty pood to him, as a
change from his empty Urder: ami his gr.Uefnl comment will le "I
wish to goodness more people had done the same!"
Of course when it conies to an arwi.il scarcity, and shut-off
sources of supply, that will a different storv; but we an-nt there vet,
and one way to get ready, is to lav in a reasonable stock against that
Who Will Respond?
There is a fine chance for someone to show his patriotism bv pre
senting to the Fifth Ci'cnit a suitable flag for display on court occa
sions. The Court is without s'tli a ling at the present time.
Judge Diekev says he would like to unfurl the colors every time
a new citizen receives hi- papers. Then' will be quite a number of final
papers granted in the nenr future, and the com t should have a flag to
fly in celebration of the event.
Who will tike advantage of the opportunity?
15. BROWS TAKES!
FULL CONTROL AT
PROBE By SOLONS
"I have no time for this faice."
Mrs. Henry C. Brown, late of
Waimea school, Kauai, admits she
scrawled these words in haste and
anger across an unfinished ex
amination paper. Now she wishes
The house and senate commit
tees on education, which held two
hearings on her case and that of
her husband jesterdav, wish she
hadn't too. For then it would not
be necessai y for them to pass judge
ment on a most difficult, delicate,
intimate, and vexatious quarrel; a
quarrel that has grown until it has
stirred the whole island of Kauai,
as one kauiaaina testified yesterday
he had not known it to be stirred
in thirty-two years; a quarrel that
has forced lifelong friends to beat
witness against families toward
whom, on other matters,' thev still
feel kindly; a quarrel in which per
sonal differences, trivial in their
inception, have gro'vn until now
thev involve questions of depart
mental policy as much as indivi
dual rights, and justice has be
come, at the best, a relative quan
tity, which no decision can do
jmore than approximate.
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Tiie regular Annual Meeting of the stockholders of THE GAR
DEN ISLAND PUBLISHING CO., LTD., will be held on Wednes
day. April IS. 1917. at 10 o'clock a. m.. at the office of the President
Mr. C. A. Rice, Lihue, for the purpose of electing a board of directors
to serve for the ensuing year, and for the consideration and transac
tion of any other business that mav be brought before the meeting.
K. C. HOPPER. Secretary.
A Word of Commendation
The increasing number of substantial two story concrete
being built by the Lihue Plantation for its ordinary emplovis
u 'o record our hearty approval of the very wise and libera! ;
this great corporation in dealing with its people; a olicy so
from that pursued by some other cot poi a'ions.
It is a matter of satisfaction, that ir. building generoi. sly for the
present, they are also building wisely for the future; and that where
the temporary and unsanitary shacks of the ordinary plantation con
struction have long s:nce fallen to decav, ihese sanitary and comfort
able houses will still be in the first vigor of their youth.
W. r.-joiee in the large income of a corporation which makes such
a wise -i:id gen -rous use of it. Long may it pr.isper!
We would also commend the artistic tast- shown in the coloring
of thes.- houses, a pleasant variety and yet a restlul harmony of the
whole, that is both original and novel.
J. I. Silva, Prop.
ONE of the LEADING HOUSES for all kinds of DRY
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Main Office, Eeele, Kauai. Tel. 7 1 W.
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Our Mail Oitprii IHtaktm i-'NT is excep
tionally oll equipped to handle all your Drug
and Toilet wants thoroughly and til once.
We will pay postage on nil orders of i(t,C and
over, except the following:
Mineral W titers, Baby Foods, (ilassware
and articles of unusual weighty and small
Non-Mailable: Alcohol, Strychnine,
Rat poisons, Iodine, Ant poison, Mer
cury Antiseptic Tablets, Lysol, Car
bolic Acid, Gasoline, Turpentine, Ben
zinc and all other poisonous or in
If your order is very heavy or contains much
liquid, we suggest that you have it sent by
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
"Service Every Second"
The Rexal Store Honolulu
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The Police And The Gambling Situation
Tin- police :lcp'trtmMit is handling the gambling situation in the
Filipino camps around -Lihue in a most commendable manner
.Some two months ago tne police made a raid on one of the
and took up about a dozen offenders. As it was a first offense.
warning, the men were given a suspended sentence. Close tab has
been kept on these men and not ona of them has committed a second
L'ist Wednesday morning the police raided another game and
arrested several men. These men, with one exception, were fust of
fenders, so, with a warning not to gamble in the future, tin y were
r.-leas d with a suspended sentence. The one exception, an old of
fender, was committed to jail.
We believe the police are on the right track in the way of solving
this knotty problem, as the Filipinos appreciate the fact that the police
arc trying to help them instead of hunting them out to soak them with
a jail sentence.
Important Meeting of The Chamber of Commerce
The regular meeting of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce on
Thursday, at two p. m , will be a v rv important one, since questions
of policy in the mat'er of food production will crime up for considera
tion and decision, to the end that some intelligent and elTcf live plan
of campaign may be adopted.
We understand that the Planters will meet in the morning of the
same d iv. for the consideration of similar matters, and will probably
give thr Chamber the benefit of their plans and conclusions,
interesting and live tneeti'ig is expected.
Dont miss it!
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BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
I.'-aving Kekaha every Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday.
ARK I VI NO AT THEIR DIWTINATlONlN THREE HOURS
F. WEBER. Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea P. O. Box 71
Till'. Stak-Bpi.i.ktin indulges in a caustic condemnation
policy of storing up food supplies ag.iiiM a possible future
Dr. L. P. oorensen
at Kapaa where be will remain until April 1 1th.
will be iii Kilauc-a from April loth to May 1st.
in every plant are solved latgely by the use of proper
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