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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 1917.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Kenneth C. Hopper
J. M. Lydgate
"The object of this war is to deliver the free peoples of the world
from the inenanee and the actual power of a vast . military establish
ment controlled by an irrcsposible government which, having secretly
planned to dominate the world, proceeded to carry the plan out
without regard either to the sacred obligations of treaty or the long
established practices and long-cherished principles of. international ac
tion and honor; which chose its own time for the war; delivered its blow
fiercely and suddenly; stopped at no barrier either of law or of mercy;
swept a whole continent within the tide of blood not the blood of
soldiers only, but the blood of innocent women and children also of
the helpless poor; and now stands baited but not defeated, the enemy
of four-fifths of the world" From Wilson's Reply to the Pope.
One of the uses to which it is proposed to devote part of the proceeds
of Liberty Loan Bonds is to afford to our soldiers and sa'lors life and
indemnity insurance and to provide for allowances ' their depen
dent families while they are in the ranks. On this point Secretary
McAdoo of the Treasury, whose plan of insurance for our fighting
men was endorsed ny rresiueiu wuaon ana is now embodied in a
law pending before Congress says:
"Every soldier and sailor who serves his country in this war will
earn everything the proposed war insurance Dili provides; to be a
beneficiary of the proposed law will be a badge of honor.
"When we draft a wage earner, we call not only nim but the entire
family to the flag; the sacrifice entailed is not divisible. The wife
and children, the mother, the father, are all involved in the sacri
nee they directly near uie -uuruen oi aeiense. iney suner just as
much as the soldier, but in a different Why, and the nation must
generously discharge as a proud privilege the duty of maintaining
them until the soldiers and sailors return from the war and resume
the responsibility '
"We have drawn the sword to vindicate America's violated rights,
to restore peace and justice, and to secure the progress of civilization
We cannot permit our soldiers, while they hold the front, to be
stabbed in the back by uncertainty as to what is being done for their
loved loves at home. Our to morrows are in their hands theirs in
ours. The national conscience will not permit American soldiers and
their dependents to go unprovided with everything that a lUjrt, gener
ous and noble people can do to compensate them fur the sufferings
and sacrifices they make to serve their country."
Governmental Ideas of Honor
President Wilson on several, occasions, notably in his War Message
of April 2 and m his reply to the peace note of the Pope, has call
attention to the fact that no peace can be maintained with the Im
perial German Government; that no autocratic government such as
it can be trusted to keep faith ; that only free people can hold their
purpose and their honor steady to a common need, and prefer the in
terest of their own.
The President was only restating a difference between two systems of
governmental policy, two different governmental ideas of national
honor, that has long existed. The quotations given below show the
American idea of a nation's honor from the inception of this govern
ment down to the present day and the idea of national honor hehj by
the German Government since the days of Frederick the Great.
"The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure an
immutable principles of private morality. There exists in the course
of nature an indissoluble union of virtue and happiness, between duty
and advantage, between honest policy and public felicity. The
smiles of heaven can never be expected on a government that dis
regards the eternal rules of order and right, which heaven itself has
ordained." George Washington, President of the United States
' e are at the beginning of an age in which it will be insisted that
the same standards of conduct and of responsibility for wrong done
shall Iks observed among nations and their governments that are
observed among the individual citizens of civilized states." Woodrow
Wilson, President of the United States. April 1917.
"We are now in a state of necessity and necessity knows no law
Our troops have occupied neutral Luxemburg and perhaps already
have entered Belgium territory This is a breach of international
law. The wrong we hereby commit we will try to mend as soon as our
military aims have been attained. He who is menaced as we are
and is fighting for his highest possession, can only consider how he
is to back his way through" The German Chancellor Addressing the
Reichstag, August 4, 1914.
The German Chancellor was simply following the keynote given by
Frederick the Great speaking in 1740: "The question of right is an
affair of ministers, lake what you can; you are never wrong unless
you are obljged to give back."
Contrast the American and the German standards of national
honor. The honor and good fuith of the American Government from
Washington s day to V uson's are back of the Liberty Loan Bonds
Well may they be called the safest investment on earth the premier
security or the world.
Where It Matters Most
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Up-to-date Livery, Draying and Boarding Stable and A
BETWEEN L1HUE and KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
Leaving Kekaha evei Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
ARRIVING AT THEIR DESTINATION IN THREE HOURS
F. WEBER, Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea P. O. Box 71
In the matter of food economy and -food efficiency we have a ereat
many high class menus and recipes given us telling us how to make the
most of our food products, and how to utilize left overs, and how t
plan balanced and economical meals, etc. So we have columns of sug
gestion and instruction about salads and sauces and purees and pud
dings, all very interesting from the point of view of the culinarv art
But does any one stop to think how wide of the mark all that sort of
thing falls in these Islands, at any rate in the rural neighborhoods?
Kauai consists overwhelmingly of plantation communities, so that
plantation conditions may be taken as fairly typical. Now, we are
informed by reliable authority that, out of a plantation population of
8870, we have only 1G2 Americans; the rest are Portuguese, Orientals,
Filipinos, Spanish, etc.; which means that out of nearly 9000 people
only 1(52 would take much, if any. interest in these balanced diets and
typical menus and purees and puddings, or have any intelligent com
prehension of what it was all about.
Furthermore it may Itc questioned whether a whole lot of us who
are included in that 102 will profit very much by the instruction which
is dealt out to us diligently by the Food Commission and the Food
Really it doesn't matter so very much what we eat or don't eat so
far as general results are concerned, there are so few of us. The place
where food economy and food efficiency and all that sort of thing will
count, is among the rest of these 9000 people who don't know a recipe
from a rain-gauge and yet may be living wastefully or unwisely. The
waste of a pound of rice a week each for these 9(XX) people will run to
3")(J bags a month. The rest of us would have hard work to squander
that much however reskless we might le.
So, it seems to us, that this Food Commission should endeavor to
learn just how the ordinary people on our plantations and in our rural
communities are Jiving, how much they waste, and wherein they fall
short of an efficient and well balanced diet; and then see if anything
can be done, through their own leaders presumably, to improve their
They do th
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A Household Necessity:
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Why have dull knives, shears, chisels, axes or any ether
dull tool that should be sharp? Here's a sharpener any
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strong little implement that may be quickly attached to
any table or bench.
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Next to impossible to sharpen wrong or spoil any tool,
just the thing for the mechanic to take out on the job.
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Eledtric generating, transforming
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HONOLULU IRON WORKS CO.
Harmon Motor Co., Phoenix
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Roesch Motor Car Co., Seattle
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W. H. Wallingford, Portland
"we know that Zerolcne will give
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H. O. Harrison Co., San Francisco
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Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd.
buys and sells
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and rents SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
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Order It By Mail!
Our Mail Ohukr Dkpautmknt is excep
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nnd Toilet wants thoroughly nnl nt once. .
We will pay potnge on all orders of bbp and
over, except the following:
Mineral Waters,. 11a by Food?, Glassware
nud articles 'of unusual weight and small
Non-Mailable: Alcohol, Strychnine,
Rat poisons, Iodine, Ant poison, Mer
cury Antiseptic Tablet", Lyso!, Cer
bolic Acid, Gasoline, Turpentine, Ben
zine and all other poisorous or i
If your order is very lwavy or contains much
liquid, we surest that you have it - sent, by
Benson, Smith & Co., -Ltd.
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