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THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Kenneth C. Hopper
J. M. Lydgate
Intelligent Drivers ,
One of the essential factors for success in tho tourist business, as
well as one of the simplest ways to give satisfaction to tho tourist, would
be to furnish intelligent chauffeurs who could not only drive but give
simple information by the way as they went.
The ordinary tourist comes to these Islands to see whatever is to
be seen. Just what that is he doesn't know, and can't be expected to
If ho reads up the Promotion Literature thoroughly he may have
some idea what to look foiv but he docsn'.t know it when he sees it.
lie doesn't know a cocoanut tree from a puhala, or a Hawaiian
canoe from a Japanese sampan. Everything is stranire to him. he is
whisked through the land on the rush and he doesn't see half of what
he should, and goes away dissatisfied with his trip.
In common with a couple of tourists we made a motor trip not
long ago in the hands of an ordinary chauffeur. We crossed lava Hows,
aa, pahoehoe, the chauffeur didn't know one from another; wo rode
for miles through the virgin forest, ha didn't know one tree from an
other; through awa plantations the chauffeur didn't know awa from
sugar cane; we swept by historic spots where heroic deeds had been
wrought, where the gods of old had mingled with men and left a glam
our ol romance over the land; by quaint, struggling villages with prhm
tive charm; by strange craters with wooded sides and cavernous depths
The chauffeur knew nothing about them all. All he knew was how to
drive the ear.
Even as it was, ft was an interesting drive and a charming day,
but it might have been vastly more so if we could have had an intelli
gent chauffeur who could have called our attention to the various trees
as we passed, and given us some idea of their qualities and uses,
the puhala, the lehua, the uu, who could have told us about the quali
ties and properties of ana, and its importance in the old Hawaiian days,
who could have called our attention to the difference between a-a and
pahoehoe and have told how each was funned; who could have distin
guished the bananas and the ti leaf, and the taro, and coffee and ohelo
berries, etc. etc. And how nice it would have been to learn something
of the glamour of romance which invested that region and something of
the history enacted there.
Anyway, if notning else, it would have been a satisfaction for the
traveller to know where ho was in his tourist literature and whether
this village was Opihikao or Kaimu. .
An intelligent chauffeur who could hare .told us some of these
things would have added immensely to the interest and profit of the
We would respectfully commend this matter to the promotion com
mittee and to all those interested in the tourist business.
Precautions Against Anthrax
On Hawaii the approaches to the ranching and pastoral regions are
carefully guarded for fear of the introduction of anthrax infection. A
gate across the road bars the way, and a guard holds up the wayfarer
with a cross examination as to where he is going, where he came from,
and what his business is in that section. If the answers arc satisfactory,
and especially if there is no indication of German affinity, he is allow
ed to go on his way. l?ut if there are any suspicions indications, such
as a Teutonic accent, or any attempt at evasion or insolence, the autho
rities are lmineuiateiy notified and trouble is apt to follow.
How ABOUT a Public school dentist? Thnf ia almnct no nnnnsenrv
these days as a settlement nurse. The cities are already awaking to the
tact mat care of the teeth is as important as proper diet for the growing
cljikl. We earnestly lclicve the time is not far off when the school
authorities here will consider a school dentist as much a part of their
educational force as the teachers themselves. .
The Excess Profits War Tax
We have had our grievances, in days gone by, about the taxes; and
at times have raised a muttering outcry, or put up a weak resistance.
But really the taxes haven't cut much of a figure along side of other more
bu rden som e e x pend i t u res .
But now we have come to the time when taxes are going to cut deep
and bear heavily.
Among the manifold taxes that the war will entail upon us, in com
mon with the most of the rest of mankind, that known as the Excess
Profits Tax will be for us the most significant and indirectly the most
burdensome. A tax running far up into the thousands; a tax that takes
50 of the profits; a tax that falls upon a struggling enterprise, as in
the ease of McBryde or Olaa, just as it is getting onto its feet and out of
the woods, and smites it to the earth, this is surely excessive and iniquitous.
Well, that is one way of looking at it, but there is another which we
may well consider. . ,
The cost of the war must be met, somebody must pay the bill. The
niestion is; how is it to be met, and who is to pay the bill?
The war has brought vast profits to certain industries, among them
he sugar business. A few years ago 4 cents a pound was a fair price.
iow we are getting TJ-cents. The difference, accents, is due wholly, or
almost wholly to the war. It is not all profit to be sure, but a large
part of it is. What more reasonable than for Uncle Sam to say: You
A'ould never have had that profit if it hadn't been for the war, now hand
over some of it to me to pay for the war which gives it to you, and in
order that I may protect you and your business."
Surely that is a moderate demand. ' He doesn't ask for it all, as he
might, and as hi? may yet have to, he asks only for a part of the Excess
ureiy u win e mucn more equuaoio to meet the cost of the war
out f war profits than out of war losses. There will doubtless be many
income that will sutler because of the war, directly or indirectly; it
would I manifestly unfair, as well as disastrous, to place the burden of
.- war on these shrunken incomes, and let the swollen ones go free.
- y well congratulate ourselves that we have an excess income
'. r. 5 --h we pay this tax without feeling it very much ; and we should
Z'ij - v.: : a murmur.
Misleading Promotion Literature
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..:.2 on tne nowery literature winch recommended
Puna, as being well worth seeing, and easily
- -what arduous trip to the place; to find a hole
- one could crawl with difficulty, with grave
.:. o-t of which one could crawl with diflleulty.
: -.. w- pi wailed on to take us there said that
. zw ) r.:.fil!y emerged at the sea some distance
- : ,-'..!- trui-; hut the average tourist doesn't
a in a craggy weasel hole, and goes away
i. i -.- l:k- that discredits promotion litera-
'. i-a:, i ::' the Islands a "black eye."
.r v :ire-; -ay nothingahout them that isn't
.v u.b fcr,. really worth while, and can be
r. v !- t yi rtion.
A C?mmunity Blessing
Th Mokihana Oil, ..- added an-.ther chapter to its usefulness
by .-tandii.g .-poi.-or l,r th- -it! .-n.-i.t i,ur-e that is f. begin her duties
with the- Openij.j; of t).': .-'!...!.-.
Tho.-,- who have t!; welfare of t !,. eouihiuoity at heart, have long
felt the need f,,r uch .-.-ivi"..- 1 ,av- , patiently and bravely pro
moting the -ehelue.
It is with genuine sati-fa-tion that the eommunit v watches the
growth and development of thi- live i-lub, to meet intelligently the needs
and problem-1 of the day.
As time g.-s by, the M. Ail, ana Club l.eeomes more ami more a
Hawaii Suffering For Rain
All the windward side of Hawaii is suffering from a prolonged dry
spell. In the districts of Kohala and llamakua espeeially is : he drought
prolonged and severe and even along the Hilo coast the 'plantations are
very much handicapped for water for fliuning purpo.-cs, and thegrowing
cane, especially next year's crop, is suffering.
On the Jvona side we understand the reverse is the case there
they have had frequent and abundant rains.
COME men change their
tobacco brands as regular
as a woman changes her mind.
An others smoke VELVET. ,
When you build
(When you repair
. When you paint
' there is one place where you can get all the
materials and tools necessary, and have them
Ready prepared paints,
I stains and varnishes.
a Carpenter's, Mason's, and all kinds of me-
I chatiic's tools.
Lumber, Roefing, Glass, Cement, Shingles, etc,
Lewers & Gooke, Lti
1169-177 So. King St.
Order It By Mail!
Our Mail Ohpku Pitautmkxt is excep
tionally well .-quipped to handle all your Drug
and Toilet wants thoroughly and at once.
We will pay postage on all orders of ROf 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
General Electric Co.
Installation of entire
Catton, Neill, & Co., Ltd.
j Waimea Stables j
Up-to-date Livery, Draying and Boarding Stable and Auto
BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
Leaving Kekaha every Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday.
ARRIVING AT THEIR DESTINATION IN THREE HOURS
F. WEBER, Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea P. O. Box 71
IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING
ENTRUST YOUR BAGGAGE WITH THE
ANDREWS EXPRESS CO.
M. E. GOMES, JR., Mgr.,
Honolulu Iron Works
Plantation and Mill
is i milt ol
PEROXEDEH i c is
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p v P soap, made for V
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K E an enera If
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is wrapped to
insure delivery to
you in a sanit
and to retain
Made in the clean
est most sanitary fact
ory in the world.
For Sale at
Has a most pleasing
effect on delicate skin,
besides making it
healthy and clean.
"Red Xnnei Hibes
THIS picture illustrates an important
difference in inner tubes. All tubes
when inflated are ring-shaped like the tube
in the background. But when deflated only
the Michelin Tube remains curved. All
others become perfectly straight.
Come in and let us explain why this exclu
sive Michelin feature means so much in
tube life and economy.
Mrs. J. A. IIoksj, Proprietor.