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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY. SEPT. 18. 1917.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Kenneth C. Hopper
J. M. Lydgate
America's Cause for War
"The new German policy swept every restriction nside. Vessels of
every kind, whatever their flag, their character, their cargo, their des
tination, their errand, have been ruthlessly sent to the bottom without
warning and without thought of help or mercv for those on board, the
vessels of friendly neutrals along with those of belligerents. Even hos
pital ships and Bhips carrying relief to the sorely bereaved and stricken
people of Belgium, though the latter were provided with safe conduct
through the proscribed areas by the German Government itself and
were distinguished by unmistakable marks of identity, have been sunk
with the same reckless lack of compassion or of principle.
"1 am not now thinking of the loss of property involved, immense
and serious as that is, but only of the wanton and wholesale destruction
of the lives of noncombatants, men, women, and children, engaged in
pursuits which have always, even in the darkest periods of modern his
tory, been deemed innocent and legitimate. Property can be paid for;
the lives of peaceful and innocent people can not be. The present Ger
man submarine warfare against commerce is a warfare against man
kind." Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States.
War Indemnity For Soldier And Sailor
Considering that the State demands that the ordinary employer of
labor should make generous provision for the indemnity of his employes
against accident in his employ, it seems only fair that the State should
make some similiar provision far the indemnity of its servants in the
unduly hazardous business of war.
The discussion of Soldier and Sailors Insurance in Congress has
finally crystalized in a measure which will provide insurance for all
Government employes against war risks.
This simply puts the State in the position of the average employer
conducting a more or less hazardous enterprise, henceforth the State
will have to guarantee its servants, just as other employers do, against
the risks of the business.
Thus far we have not learned what the amounts of the insurance
idemnitv is to be; nor whether it will be uniform for all grades and
ranks, or variable We understand, however, that it is to be free of
charge to the employe and to be entirely automatic in its action.
This indemnity is to supersede the old-time pensions; and as a solu-
tion of the pension problem alone it will be a upon to the nation.
The Need of Economy and Saving
The United States is now at war. A large part of our country's
human energy is taken awav from the farms, factories, and industries
of peace, and until the war ends all their energies will be devoted to
A great portion of our productive energy is being turned into the
creation of implements of destruction. Many of our products are now
being devoted to purposes of war. Destruction instead of construction
is the object of a great portion of the country's energy.
As much of the human energy and productive capacity of the
Nation are now being devoted to the purposes of war, so should the
proper amount of the money of the United States be so devoted. He
who offers his life for his country is offering the greatest possible sacri
fice but the American men and women who support the Government
with their money are doing their part
This war is going to be financed largely out of the savings of the
American people during the war. It is not too great a sacrifice to make
for one's country in time of war to deny one's self luxuries, to cut
down unnecessary expenses, to lead quieter and busier lives. Not only
will the money thus saved and used to buy Liberty Loan Bonds help
the United States but the diminished consumption of food and other
articles will do much to relieve the country from Ihetrain of war.
The loss the people use, the less strain there is upon the productive
capacity of the Nation and the more can be devoted to winning the
war; the more the people save the more liberal financial support can
they give the Government; This is the people's war, and it is to be
financed by the American people, not by the rich and not by the poor,
but by the rich and the poor, the capitalist and the wage earner, the
miner and the farmer and the manufacturer.
ing directly with Washington instead of through California as hereto
fore. The speaker emphasized the crying need there was for Hawaii to
wake up in the matter. We have not beeun to minnort the Bed Cross
as we ought and as we must; we should contribute ten times as much as
we are doing.
Undoubtedly this is true and we would not diminish the force of
this appeal by the weight of a hair; rather we would reinforce it. But
this much should bo rememtarcd to the credit of Hawaii. Compara
tively speaking, a few do the giving of Hawaii for the many. The
majority of our population are not actively American in sympathy and
care little if at all for the Red Cross or any other issue of the war. They
are Oriental or otherwise not American, and are scarcely even on the
edges in any matter that calls for sacrifice or devotion. Accordingly
when Honolulu is compared to Santa Barbara, in the matter of lied
Cross contributions, it is comparing an American city with one which, so
far as population goes, is an Oriental city.
Nevertheless undoubtedly Honolulu will wako up and show what
sho can do.
A Clean Picture
It is a relief to see a film play that does not leave a bad taste in
your mouth. Ssuch a picture is the ppint of Romance." shown on
Kauai last week by W. A. Fernandez. It was absolutely sweet and clean
all the way thru. After seeinar the picture Vou felt better for it. and
would look the other members of the audience in the eyes without
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For Frying' -For, Shortening
For Cake Making
Order It By Mail!
Our Mail Oitnicn Dhpartmknt 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 W? 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, wc suggest that you have it sent by
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
"Service Every Second"
The Rexal Store Honolulu
There is no smoke nor odor. Fried foods are free from ,
the taste of grease. They now are tasty and crisp,
They are made more digestible, for Crisco is all vege
table, The same Crisco can be used to fry fish, onions,
doughnuts, etc., merely by straining out the food
particles after each Irving.
Crisco gives pastry a new flakiness and digestibility.
Crisco always is of the same freshness and consistency.
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives richness tit smaller cost, It brings cake
making back to popularity. Butter bills are reduced and
cakes stay fresh and moist longer. , 1
French or German or Better Still Spanish
It is doubtless a sign of the times that Punahou, the leading high
grade academy of the Islands, has decided to give to French the place
of advantage on the curriculum that German has heretofore held. The
reasons are, that German is discredited in the popular mind, and that
hereafter we will not have the business relations with German-speaking
people that will call for the use of that language to anything like the
same extent as heretofore.
Conservative educators will probably question the wisdom of this
unduly utilitarian argument in what ought to be a liberal curriculum;
and perhaps they are right. But if we are going to recognize the force
ol this argument at all, may it not be m order to inquire whether both
German and French may not wisely be sidetracked in favor of Spanish
so lar at least as practical use is concerned I
hen the war is over and the commercial relations have settled
down to a normal basis again we will not have any overwhelming
amount of trade with either I ranee or Germany, since their territory
will be far away from us, in Europe or Africa, and it will be their terri
tory. tributary to them in all matters of trade relation. But the Spanish
possessions and the Spanish trade will be at our very doors, and will be
naturally available to us.if we are ready to take care of it. With Mexico
and Central America, and the West Indies, and all South America, all
more or less bpanish-speaking countries, next door neighbors of ours,
surely Spanish is the language that we ought to learn for commercial
purposes anyway. We can't expect to hold their trade if We do not
speak their language.
These peoples are our neighbors; we ought to try and live with
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mem on xerms oi mutual understanding ana appreciation; which we
are not doing now, and probably never will, until we are able to talk to
them in their own tongue.
We still have a quality of
in corrugated galvanizsd sheets, for Culverts, Mill Roofs,
Flumes, Structural Iron Workt Bridging, lite.
Because it is 99.84 pure iron. Reduces maintenance costs to
Wall Papers That Please
Some papers have , an irritating effect
on one's nerves and should be replaced
by others of more companionable char
actet. In our large 1917 stock, pur
chased at prices that offer our customers
a distinct saving, are many beautiful,
restful designs of which your eyes will
never tire. We've made a study of this
subject; let us give vou our advice.
Write or call in person.
Lewers & Cooke,
169-177 So. King St.
HONOLULU IRON WORKS CO.
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The Basis of Exemption
There has been more or less uncertainty as to what will constitute
the basis of exemption from the conscript draft under the head of mar
ried men, and support available from relatives." A tendency to ex
treme rigor seems now to be mitigated somewhat.
It is held that it is unjust to ask that wives ' capable of earning
their own living le regarded as not dependent upon their husbands for
support, and it is also unwise and unjust to ask relatives of married
men to assume an obligation which the law places upon the shoulders
of the husband." This of course is meant to meet the case of the
honest doubter" and not the slacker.
For the Red Cross; Kauai an Example
In a recent address delivered before the Ad Club, ex-governor Geo.
It. Carter said in regard to the Red Cross Society ; " W'e want .r00U
meinlers. On Kauai, where they have KX)0 voters, they have COO
registered members of the red Cross. Can Honolulu do as well in pro
portion?" The plan is to organize a separate Chapter for these Islands deal-
STUDEBAKER Tht Studtbaker Corp. , Lot Angdr,
"one of the beat motor pill."
OLDSMOBILE Th Oldamob.le Co. of California, San
Francuco "have been using Zerolene in our Oldsmo
bile cart for the put two yean a most satisfactory
CADILLAC M. S. Brisham Motor Car Co., Stattlt
"have no hesitancy in recommending Zerolene."
FORD Fahr-Atterbury Salea Co., Lot Angclet
"have found Zerolene to be the one oil that has given
us perfect lubrication."
The Standard Oil for Motor Cars
Endorsed by Leading Car Distributors
because the records of their service departments show
that Zerolene, correctly refined from California asphalt
base crude, gives perfect lubrication less wear, more
ower, least carbon deposit.
8 Ways to Judge Tires
1. How much does the tire weigh?
(MlcheHntWtlgh 12 to 15 more J
a. How thick is the tread ?
(The Mlchelln Unluenal hat a oWie-lrWdt
3. How large is the traction surface ?
(lit l&e Mlchelln Universal Ihret-quarim of tht
tread hum on th ground.)
4. Does the inner tube fit naturally?
(Mlchelln Tubu Jo, though other tuhei ore
ttretcbtd to fit. J
5. Is the price right?
(Mlchelln Tint, though thm eat jon earn huy ol
any figure, are moderate In prlct.)
6. Organization behind the tire ?
( Economical Efficiency U tb Mlchelln watcfuDord. )
7. Experience of the tire-maker ?
( SXtlchclln Invented the pneumatic automolile tiro.)
8. What do users say ?
(Atk them and you will be convinced)
Mrs. J. A.. Hog-jr, Troprietor