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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1917
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Kenneth C. Hopper
J. M. Lydgate
"Peace on Earth; good will to men," seems a prophecy now very
much in eclipse.
The alarum of drums and the boom of canon pretty much roll the
wide earth around; and we in common with countless other communi
ties in all lands sit more or less under the shadow of War at this Christ
Nevertheless surely we may wisely cherish the spirit of peace and
good will personally to those about us. Bitterness and enmity may find
an inevitable place on the battle field ; in rural communities such as
ours, far remoyed from the scenes of war it can do no good on either
side to foment strife and stir up bad feeling; it only adds to the sum
total of bitterness and sows seeds of disaffection that will continue to
bear an evil harvest when the actual war is over and peace should reign
In spite of the great world war now raging, let us bear in mind
Paul's injunction, ''As much as lieth in you. iveat peace with all men.''
And as we go to press, with the shades of Christmas eve falling The
Garden Island wishes all it readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy
The Community Christmas Tree
The Community Christmas Tree was more of a success than most of
us ever hoped ; and is suggestive of even better things for the future.
It was a fine thing to get together all races and all kinds and classes in
one big mass meeting with a common interest, and in a common fellow
ship. That is the kind of thing that will tend, more perhaps than any
thing else, to develop the right feeling of solidarity and community
loyalty. We have perhaps been over generous in doing things for the
people around us ; what we ought to do rather is to do things nith
This Community Christmas Tree Affair, is one more evidence of the
readiness of the general public to participate in community matters not
merely as passive, and perhaps stolid, recipients, but as interested and
Here's to more of the same sort of thing!
We are glad to hear that Mr. Hans Isenberg is in a much more
comfortable condition, and will probably be home soon.
With characteristic generosity and interest in his people he special
ly requested, from the midst of his debilitated condition, that the Ger
man Christmas tree festivities should be conducted as usual this year.
Mind the Rules
With a steadily increasing traffic, especially in the more thickly
populated communities, there is a growing need for a more faithful
compliance with the rules of automobile traffic.
There are all too many machines wandering about at night with
only one light, which is in some respects more dangerous than none at
all, since you never know which side the light is on.
Grievous complaint is also made of general neglect of the rule that
requires a machine to bring up and stand on its own proper side of the
road. The other day a serious collision was very narrowly averted,
where a machine suddenly crossed over onto the wrong side of the road
without giving any warning.
If it were only the sinner that suffered it wouldn't be so bad, but
the innocent sutler with the guilty and the guilty isn't ready to pay the
Mind the rules, and avoid disaster!
One of the plans adopted in the
war savings campaign, which will
stsrt on Dec. 3, is for a series of
State Conventions. The first con
ventions will be held in the New
England States, New York and
New Jersey on Nov. 26, and others
in different States will follow in
These conventions are expected
to arouse a great deal of Interest
and enthusiasm and give a great
impetus to the campaign. Publici
ty men and other officials and
workers in the various States will
be named at these conventions to
conduct the work in their States.
Three Record Breaking Crops
That American Farmers have
responded loyally to the task of
feeding a world at war is evident
from crop estimates lately an
nounced. The corn crop of 1917,
estimated at over 3,210,700,000
Is notable as occupying the largest
acreage and as being the largest
total crop ever recorded. The yield
per acre was, however, not excep
tional because of a late spring and
The potato crop, estimated at
440,000,000 bushels, is also the
largest ever produced and the
quality is above average.
The tobacco crop is another that
has broken all previous records, a
fact noteworthy because of the
heavy demands for tobacco by the
millions of men under arms,
The Way to Peace
"Any bodv of free men that com
pounds with the present German
Government is compounding for
its own destruction. Any man in
America or anywhere else that sup
poses inai tne tree industry and
enterprise oi tne world can con
tinue if the Pan-German plan i:
achieved and German power fasten
ea upon me world is as fatuous
the dreamers in Rusuia wvw
am opposed to is not the feeling
of the pacifists but their stupidity.
' If we are true friends of free
dom of our own or anybody else's
we will see that the power of this
country and the productivity of
this country are raised to their ab
solute maximum, and that abso
lutely nobody is allowed to stand
in the way of it.
"Our duty is to stand together
night and day until the work is
finished,, From President Wil
son's address to the American Fed
eration of Labor.
Worth the Cost of the War
"I suppose not many fortunate
by-products can come out of a war,
but if the United States can learn
something about saving out of this
war it will be worth the cost of
the war; I mean the literal cost of
it in money and resources. I sup
pose we have several times over
wasted what we are now about to
spend, We have not known that
there was any limit to our resour
ces; we are now finding out that
there may be if we are not care
ful." From President Wilson's
speech to the War-Savings Com
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Cujrlfr Lee, Sin Francisco
"It has pro venentirely satisfactory.1
J. W. Leavitt A Co., Loi Angeles
"Zerolene is our choice for use in
The Unirersal Motor Co., Sacramento
"have no hesitancy in recommend
ing it to Ford owners."
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because the records of their ser
vice departments show that Zero
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Lumber & Building Material
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Our Matt. Oijkkk Di-TAimiKNT is excep
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mid Toilet wants thoroughly and at onee.
We will pay pnstajie on all orders of and
over, except the following:
Mineral Wnters, Laby Foods, Glasr-ware
and artieles 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 sungcM that you have it sent by
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd,
"Service Every Second"
The Rexal Store Honolulu
Adopted by the following hase ball organizations for the li17 season:
Oahu League Kauai Amateur Athletic Association
Maui Athletic Association Honolulu Commercial League
Hilo Hase Ball League Oahu Plantations' 1'ase Ball League
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THE RKACII "CORK CENTER" BALL is used exclusively
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The .Standard of the Base Ball World
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Harness and Saddle Maker, Automobile j
Tops and General Repair Work. I
de Laitte Automatic
The ideal fuel-maker for the farmer, plantation
and the small community.
Manufactures heatins and lighting gos from gaso
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gas at a cost of 65tf per 1000 cubic feet.
Automatic; non-explosive; makes intensely hot
flame instantly; simple; durable; approved by
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Office: Hawaiian IIoti-i.
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