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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, DEC. 25. 1917.
THE BANK OF HAWAII,
Lihuk, Kauai, Hawaii
Deposits are received subject
to check. Certificates of de
posit issued payable on de
mand. Loans made on ap
Drafts Drawn on
Interest paid on Savings De
posits. 4 per cent on ordi
nary and 4 per cent on Term
Deposits. Ordinary. Savings
Deposiis will be received up to
$2,500 in any one account.
Safe DErosiT Boxes for
Rent $2 and $3 a Year
EVERYTHING in the
Silver and Gold Line,
Rich Cut Glass and
Merchandise of the
Best Quality Only.
P. O. Box 342 Honolulu
Newest.CooIest Hotel in Hawaii
Fort Street Honolulu
An Appeal for the Success
Of the Red Cross Drive
(Extracts from speech by Hon. George
H. Carter given la-fore the Civic
Ft'ili-ration of Hawaii.)
"Thank Hod, that so far back ns
1804, a convention was held in
Geneva, Switzerland, of those hu
manely interested in mitigating the
Buffering due to war, and from that
meeting came the Red Cross socie-'.
ties, now universal in every civiliz
ed country. The Red Cross symbol
first appeared on the battle fields of
the war between Germany and
Austria in iouo, anu n, is interest
ing to note that while Germany
was among the first to recognize,
honor and protect the Red Cross,
he is also the first nation to ignore,
desecrate and dishonor it.
Each of us is a trustee of a great
and sacred trust." We have been
given by our forefathers a govern
ment of the people and bv the peo
ple, with all its strength and glory,
with all its accomplishments and
all its promise, and the question
that ought to come home with burn
ing force to every one of us is how
am 1 discharging that trusteeship?
Not what is some one else doing!
Not what is' the President doing 1
Not what is the Governor doing!
Not what is our neighbor doing!
But, what am I doing to preserve,
protect and perpetuate those ideals
of government, in which we not
only believe, but which in our hearts
we are convinced will give the larg
est measure of promise to every
people on this earth, who will em
brace them and make them their
It will not do simply to pay in
creased taxes, to buy a Liberty
Bond or two, and then continue to
read about the war, a war with the
most powerful, brutal, reckless ene
my tiie world lias ever known, an
enemy blind to all claims of law or
humanity, and an enemy in which
uitv, chivalry and morality have
vanished. What we face is simply
this: like France and England, we
must slay or be slain.
This is a time when evry one of
us must act for himself and not
wait to be urged. The great nations
of the world, those which for two
thousand years have given shape
and form and meaning to civiliza
tion and to human progress, are
shaken to their foundations. They
are revealing a depth of soul not
heretofore known to exist. New
and grave seriousness of purpose
has taken possession of thousands
and thousands of highly civilized
people. The time has come for us
in Hawaii to revise our ideas of
giving. Once before when our coun
try's future was endangered, a resi
dent of Maui gave, during the Civil
War, one-half of his whole sugar
crop; and I have seen at Ulnpala
kua the framed letter of thanks to
Captain James Makce for his noble
gift. Hawaii nei has prospered be
cause of this war. Is it going to lie
said that we of this younger genera
tion accepted the profits made out
of the war, paid our taxes, but fail
ed m our generosity?
The Red Cross work appeals to
every person who has a grain of
humanity in his heart. The poet
Lowell put it : The traitor to hu
manity is the traitor most accursed.
Man is more than constitutions;
better rot beneath the sod than be
true to church and state while we
are false to God 1 ' '
The man or woman who from
scanty means remembers each month
to send in a single dollar is as much
appreciated as he who gives from
his abundance. Word comes to
me irom an old li,ast Indian pea
sant who never earned more than
three dollars a month in his whole
life, and yet he offered his entire
savings of a life-time to the Indian
Red Cross, and the viceroy has no
cepted one-half of his generous gift
Harry Lauder it was, who told
the boys from the trenches, "Boys,
when you go over the top and don't
come back, you must not think
your lights gone out. In early loy-
hood I used to watch in the gloom
our village lamplighter coming down
from the distance lighting eacl
lamp in our one long street and
disappearing into the darkness be
yond. Kemember, wnen you give
your me, you ngnt a lamp tnat is
going to shine down for all time on
the road of civilization."
In the face of such ideals, does it
not seem but such a trifle for us
who sit here in comfort to put our
hands in our pockets and simply
give money that we can spare so
easily? Yet, how many of you
have made your gifts large?
Back in the East the saying is,
"You must make up your mind
what you can afford to give, then
give double that amount, later give
again, keep giving until it hurts."
Meatless Friday and
Meatless Friday and Wheatless
Wednesday are now familiar days
to America. The movement has
become nation-wide in hotels, res
taurants and dining cars. Ninety
per cent of the first-class hotels in
the country have enlisted with the
conservation hosts, and smaller
establishments and restaurants are
being rapidly swung into line.
The manager of one large enter
prise reports a saving of 14,iu
pounds of meat every Meatless Fri
day. He operates KG restaurants
in which thousands oat. One metro
politan hoi el saves 2(KX) pounds of
meat on Meatless Fiidny and five
barrels of wheat Hour on Wheatless
Wednesdays, ("c.ifoods and poultry
are served in place of beef, pork
and mutton; and rye bread and
combread instead of wheat breads,
Some of the celebrated cooks have
successfully substituted rice, corn,
chestnut and potato flour for wheat
in the making of pastries.
The thousands who have born
served since these wholesale house
keeps signed the Food-riedge take
the innovation good naturedly.
They read the handsomely emboss
ed announcements giving the gen
eral plan of the Food Administra
tion and search the war menus for
new dishes. All the orders given
on these days in all the restaurants
and hotels added together are pro
ducing an impressive total of meat
and wheat saved for shipping to
our allies and the amount is grow
mg steadily as the movement
l nere is no use in worrying
about what people think of you
Probably they do not.
l nis war is not going to be won
by the boys at the front alone. They
don't mind going over the top for
the last time; all they ask is to be
convinced of the wide-spread hearty
support of the folks at home.
This war is to be won or lost by
the attitude and action of those who
stay at home, and YOU and I are
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iUR CHRISTMAS DISPLAY this year is the most complete in our history. We have spared
neither time nor expense in assembling a stock that will appeal to every class of purchaser and
fit every pocket book.
TOYS -Our Toy Department is full to over
flowing with those things so dear to the childish
heart Something for every boy and girl. Our
line of Dolls is complete. We have dolls for lit
tle, big. young and old girls. Doll furniture,
Beds, Dishes, etc.
The boys have a big variety of toys to choose
from. Bycicles, Velocipedes, Automobiles, Me
chanical Toys of every kind. Suits, Hats, Shirts
and clothing of every variety.
FOR THE GROWNUPS'
Ladies: Madeira Embroidery, Mand erin Coats,
Silk Kimonos, Cut Glass, Fine Trimmed Hats,
Toilet Sets, Handkerchiefs, Fancy Silk Waisls,
Hawaiian Coat-of-Arms Jewelry.
Gents: Shaving Sets, Suit Cases, Suits, Hats,
Shoes, Suspenders, Shirts, Handkerchiefs, Neck
ties and many other articles suitable for gifts to
either gentleman or ladies.
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