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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1917.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Kenneth C. Hopper
J. M. Lydgate
The Appeal Of The Ancient
There is, to the minds of many people, an inevitable charm ahout
the conditions and relations of the Olden Time that cannot be denied.
Here in these Islands, the popularity of the Historical Society meetings,
and of the reniiniseenes which they call out, are an indication of the
spell which these ancient conditions awaken.
The old days, when the land was full of simple Hawaiians; when
there were no roads and no carriages; when everybody rode horse-hack,
and carried their wardrole in saddlebags or done up in an oilcloth bun
dle; when simple picnics and infrequent candy pulls satisfied the social
ambitions of a simple and scattered people; these things are suffused
with a halo of glory that is very attractive jn the retrospect; and we
wonder whether we haven't lost the real charm of life in the march of
improvement; and perhaps some of us would like to go back to those old
times and conditions.
But we forget the inconveniences and discomforts of those old days,
inconveniences and discomforts that look very romantic seen through
the mists of memory, but would be mighty trying and unwelcome in
fact. The olden conditions are good to dram about, but not to endure,
and the march of progress has assuredly been a forward march.
Names For Our Streets
It would seem as though the time had come for the intelligent nam
ing of our streets in" Lihue, Waimea, and other settled communities of
With commendable prevision some of the newer town sites such as
Kapaa, Anahola, etc. have a system of street nomenclature that out
runs their present needs, and looks to the future; and so we have Kau
wila street, and Li? mi a Ave., ana AiiaKea Drive, mostly lying out in
the jungle of lantana. But the -names are there against the day when
they may be needed, and they will keep.
In the older communities, where the streets have grown up hap
hazard, there is an inconvenient lack of names, and one has to direct
strangers by inaccurate gesture or by. vague generalization; "Over on
the Grove Farm side," or Beyond the htore.
A reasonable prevision and intelligence should be exercised in this
matter, that we may not innict any unsuitable or unspeakable names
upon our children, and may 'not have to go through the chaotic experi
ence that Hilo did recently, when they abandoned most of the traditiona
names, and adopted new ones in their places, so that for a time, any
way, things were all at sea in the matter of street names.
We would respectfully commend this matter to the attention of our
Supervisors along with other matters of public interest and importance
When vou build
When you repair
When you paint
there is one place where vou can get all the
materials and tools necessary, and have them
Ready prepared paints,
stains and varnishes.
Carpenter's, Mason's, and all kinds of me
Lumber, Roefing , Glass, Cement, Shingle.-, etc,
Lewers & Cooke,
J169-177 So. King St.
The Break Up of the Food Commission
The Territorial Food Commission stems to lie well along in the pro
cess of disintegration. It seems to have been ill fated from the start.
As originally constituted it was to consist of nine members; three
members at large, three from Oahu, and one each from the three out
lying Islands, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai. The first live or six of these
were duly appointed, but for some unknown reason, the Governor de
clined to appoint the three representative of the outer Islands.
This incomplete Commission was unfortunate enough, at the start,
to queer itself in the eyes of the Governor, by advising against the with
drawal of the National Guard forces from the plantations, on the
ground that this would seriously cripple them, and thus detract from
the agricultural resources of the Country, and from our contribution to
the war. This is supposed to have antagonized the Governor so deeply
that he has blocked everything since.
As a result, presumably, of this antagonism and of the friction con
sequent upon it, the chairman, Dr. Dean, has resigned, and then later,
we understand, his successor Mr. Alfred Castle has done the same, while
Mr. Ozawa has been removed by death; so that now the commission
consists only of a small minority of the Inidy as originally intended.
In the present economical situation the Food Commission is a very
important factor and should be a live, harmonious body, in good work
ing order. To this end all personal or other grievances should he for
gotten, the Commission should be completed, with the right men in the
right place, and then generously backed up with all the necessary power
and authority, and that whole-hearted cooperation which-U necessary to
make it effective and successful.
War Expenses Out
of War Profits
The Excess Profits war tax, as
the name indicates, is based on the
increase of profit over that which
prevailed before the war, the idea
being apparently to tax the war in
crement, and thus pay for the war
out of war profits
This very equitable, and on the
face of it, very commendable method
of taxation, will hit our sugar in
comes very hard because of the great
increase of revenue consequent on
high price. A sliding scale per
centage of these increase profits will
be applied, langing for our planta
tions, from 25 to 50. Ewa for
for instance will pay 25 of the
excess profits, while Kekaha will be
taxi'd 40 and Koloa and McBryde
Miss Cecelia Kapule
Graduate of the Dressmaking
Dept. of Kawaiahao Seminary.
For terms and engagement
apply to Mr. De Laccy at the
CALIFORNIA FEED CO
Hay, Grain and Chicken
Sole Agents for
Iiitt'i-nittional Stcx-lt, Poultry Food
Mid oilier Kpffialticp. Arabic for
cooling Iron Hoofs. IVtaluma In
culiators and I!roodern.
King's Special Chick Food
P.O. Box 452, Honolulu.
Order It By Mail!
Our Mail Orpkh Dfpaktmknt is excep
tionally well equipped to handle all your Drug
and Toilet wants thoroughly and at once.
We will pay postage on all orders of 50 and
over, except the following:
Mineral Waters, Baby Foods, Glassware
and articles of unusual weight and small
Non-Mailable: Alcohol, Strychnine,
Rat poisons, Iodine, Ant poison, Mer
cury Antiseptic Tablets, Lysol, Car
bolic Acid, Gasoline, Turpentine, Ben
zine 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
There's nothing so cool as an oil stove for
summer cookinsr. All the hnt riu.tni.j
on the cooking and not radiated about the
Cooks everything any wood or coal range will
cook, and cooks it better.because of the steady,
Use it all the year 'round more convenient than
wood or coal stove, and more economical.
The long blue chimneys prevent all smoke and smelt
la 1, 2, 3 and 4 burner sixes, with
or without ovens. Alio cabinet
models. Aik your dealer today.
Honolulu Iron Works
Plantation and Mill
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
For Frying--For Shortening
For Cake Making
There is no smoke nor odor. Fried foods are free from
the taste of grease. They now are tasty and crisp,
Thev are made more digestible, for Crisco is all vege
table, The same Crisco can he used to fry fish, onions,
doughnuts, etc., merely by straining out the food
particles after each trying.
Crisco gives pastry a new flakiness and digestibility.
Urisco always is or tne same tresnness ana consistency.
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives richness at smaller cost, It hrings cake
making back to popularity. Batter bills are reduced and
cakes stay fresh and moist longer.
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scintifli Soil- Xf XX UXM.l YsP jijpp A, TOILET
j you in a sanit- X2 antiseptic u
M , j:.: p soap, made for
and to retam R and general XjT
A it's original K J E purposes. f
, For Sale at nas a most pleasing
Made in the clean- r oaie at effect on deUcate akJi.,
Lilme Store "
j Vvaimea Stables j
L11YH 1 LU i
Up-to-date Livery, Draying and Boarding Stable and Auto- I
Livery Business. "
AUTOMOBILE STAGE-LINE ' j
BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA J
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I
Leaving Kekaha every Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. "
ARRIVING AT THEIR DESTINATION IN THREE HOURS I
F. WEBER, Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea . P. O. Box 71
Let Us Do All Your
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Territorial Messenger Service
IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING
ENTRUST YOUR BAGGAGE WITH THE
ANDREWS EXPRESS CO.
M. E. GOMES, JR., Mgr.,
JJi, 1,. - -. tii'-jK. y-i
Notice the curve ia which
Michelin Tubes Naturally Hang
INSTEAD oi being limply a
piece of straight tubing ce
mented at the ends, the Michelin
Tube it formed on a circular,
mandrel in the shape of the inside
of the eating. Thus when inflated
it ii neither stretched on its outer
side nor compressed into de
structive wrinkles next to the rim.
This perfect fit gives theMichelia
Tube greater durability and prac
tically eliminates danger, epweh
log tie tube.
Mrs. J. A. llo, l'roprit'tor.