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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 1918
1 mil njipf )intol as
(ii'iicrii) Audit fur
The Home Insurance Co.
of Hawaii, Limited
Western States Life
And nm now in position to in
die policies for the following:
Fire, Life, Health, Accident,
Marine, Surity and
Registered Mail Insurance
L. B. Boreiko
ieneral Agent for the Wand of
Main of lice at Inline
Uranch olliec at Kilauea, Kanai.
Excelsior Diaries, for pocket
Handy Calendar, No. 1 or 2.
Any of these with or with
Hawaiian News Co., Ltd.
Make a two
pound roll out of
one pound o but
ter and one pint
while not as rich
In butterfat, is
sweet and whole
some, keeps just
as long and
gets JuBt as firm
If set In a cool
"The House of Housewares"
53-G5 King St.
Honolulu - - Hawaii
Real Estate and Insurance
NO. 125131 MERCHANT ST.
P.O.Box No 594 Honolulu
CALIFORNIA FEED CO t
Dealers in 1
Hay, Grain and Chicken I
Sole Agents for I
International Stock, 1'oultry Food I
and other specialties. Arabic for J
coolinp Iron Roofs. J'etahuna In-
culmtors and Brooders. I
King's Special Chick Food I
P.O. Box 452, Honolulu .
Wholesale and Retail Groceries
Dry Goods of all Descriptions.
All schools and homes should
have a si t of "Wonder World," thJ
famous children's hooks. K. C.
Hopper, agent. Adv.
In Spite of the Censor
Ladies'chenn'ses.were $1 now $16
Cloth, pure worsted and gabar
dine, was 72c a yard now $9.60
Half-wool stuff, was 38c a yard
Velvets, were $1.44, now $12
Sateen, was 20c now $2. 88
Wash voile, was 1.1c now $2.88
Sewing silk, was 1 'c per "reel"
Machine cotton, was 4c per large
reel, now 22c
Cotton socks for infants, were
72c per doz. now $11.52
Ladies wollen stockings, were
66 cents now $3.60
Shoelaces, price twenty times
higher than before the war.
There is little of Germany's
drama leaking out to the outside
world now, Her censors resemble
"dead men" in that they "tell no
tales." There is one source of
news, however, that the censor
cannot bottle up, and that is the
market reports. These constitute
a vivid chrenicle of the Rise and
Fall of Mitteleuropa.
A little analysis and attention
to such news as exists will reveal
reasons behind these high prices
in addition to the mere high cost
of raw materials. For one thing,
Germany has cut a terrible hole in
her textile industries by taking
men from them for munitions
work; for another, she has seem
ingly allowed prices on such
things as drygoods to climb with
out .restriction, probably on the
theory that this will act as the
greatest check on the use of these
commodities. Even high prices,
however, cannot check all demand
atid the price report above quoted
adds that "many articles for which
customers would gladly pay the
high prices demanded, especially
sewing cotton, are scarcely obtain
able any more."
Such price announcements over
here would make American women
think that we had gone back to
Civil War times, when calico went
from 12Hc to 50 a yard; lonsdale
shirting from 19 to 85c; broad
cloth from $2.45 to $5.50; and
matches from 62c to $2.37 a gross.
Indeed there are people here
who have made the statement that
some prices actually are higher
now than they were in Civil War
times. Rut a little analysis shows
this to be a mistaken statement.
Beef, cheese, bacon, and corn did
reach a highet dollars and cents
notch in 1917 than at any time
during the Civil War. But they
started higher, our whole scale of
living having risen. As a matter
of fact, not one of these commodi
ties has had a rise proportionate
to the increase of those davs, A
commodity, starting at $3 and
going up to $7 in another era
though the actual final price is
It is not chance that has kept
our commodities from soaring to
the same extent as the German
goods above listed. If ever specu
lators had a rich field to mow, it
was when we entered this war.
Not only were production, distri
bution, and labor conditions dis
turbed, but Europe's money was
over here for the purchase of her
supplies, So, without any of the
terrific pressure of war that Ger
many has felt, even worse price
conditions could easily have pre
vailed here had there not been
some restraining power.
This power has been one of the
greatest demonstrations of effi
ciency that democracy has yet had
opportunity to show. Not only
have the people's legisl tors pass
ed such legislation as was neces
sary to enable a great democracy
to organize for a special task, but
the country's great business men
have shown remarkable readiness
to start voluntarily from the place
where legislation stopped, and
carry the whole war-service pro
gram to a successful conclusion.
This has been especially true in
the matter of foods. Dealers rep
resenting virtually all of thiscoun
ery's food commodities have gone
to Washington to attend confer
ences with the tood Administra
tion, and the result is accomplish
iug what Germany said could
never be achieved by a democracy
practical and prompt food con
trol through democratic adminis
Wartime prices must be higher
than peace prices, because labor
and distribution are disturbed,
The Food Fight
If food saving does nothing else
than call the attention of the Ame
rican people to the wealth of vege
tables available for their diet, it
will have been well worth while.
Probably no other country in the
world has such a range of vege
tables and fruits, for our climate
makes it possible to grow every
thing from the cool weather
staples, such as cabbage, cauli
flower, and garden peas, to the
rarer tropical delicacies.
Besides having most of the
staple fresh vegetables available
all year round, thru the develop
ment of winter trucking in Cal
ifornia and the South, we possess
dainties of our own unknown else
where, such as sweet corn, and
have widened our range of delica
cies, like melons, by importation
of varieties, cross breeding, adap
tation to favorable localities, and
development of long-distance ship
ping facilities to put them into
every consuming market.
The average American has to go
abroad and live a few weeks on
the comparatively narrow range of
vegetables in a country like Eng
land to appreciate fullv the ad
vantages he may enjoy at home.
For English vegetables comprize
only about half a dozen, such as
green peas, beans, and vegetable
marrow in summer, and leeks and
cabbages in winter.
But there is a world of room in
this country for improvement in
both the growing and cooking of
vegetables. Coarse and tasteless
varieties are too often raised for
marketing, and arrive in unpalat
able condition because of careless
shipping methods, and vegetables
are too often served stingily or
with careless cooking, especially
in our hotels and restaurants,
where the whole scheme of the
bill of fare centers on meat dishes,
and vegetables are neglected.
The atteBtion of the hotel and
restaurant men, as well as the
housewife, is invited to the follow
ing pithy suggestions from
Through the Meshes," a little
monthly periodical published by a
Cleveland business house:
"The ability of a cook has too
long been judged on the basis of
meats and pastries.
"But the real test of a chef is
mashed potatoes. Order mashed
potatoes in the average hotel and
you will get something sloshv like
soaked bread. In the best hotels
and restaurants the yegetables aie
uniformly well cooked, but in the
great majority of the medium
grade restaurants, and even the
average restaurants in smaller
towns, the chefs do not seem to
take vegetables seriously.
"Ask for a steak and you will
get a palatable dish; ask for spi
nach and you will probabiy get
something that looks like soup
and tastes like wet hay.
"For instance, in a New York
eating house I saw these signs
prominently displayed on the walls:
"'Squash, onions, cabbage,
cauliflower, potatoes, Brussel
sprouts, spinach, yellow turnips.
We steam to retain all their min
eral food ingredients natural de
licious flavor. Carrots, parsnips,
lima beans, green peas, white tur
nips, string beans are cooked in
just enough water for serving
and preserve all their food prop
erties.' m "
"This appeared to be an indica
tion that vegetables are beg:nuing
to get the attention they deserve.
In these davs when the Govern
ment is calling upon us to e it
lightly of meat and grain, it would
be a good thing if we became bet
ter acquainted with vegetables.
Eat one meal a day of yegetables,
exclusively, The habit will be
good for your health and good for
your country." United States
Food Administration, Washing
ton, D. C.
the demand is abnormal, and pro
duction must be stimulated So
we sometimes forget that we have
really been greatly blessed by con
structive administration till some
such striking fact as this German
stock report comes before us,
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Sat. 12; Kealia, Mon. 14.
"Forbidden Paths" program will also be shown at
Kalaheo Homestead, Monday, Jan. 14.; Kapaa, Tues.; Eleele, Wed.;
FOOD CONSERVATION IN TERMS
OF KITCHEN AND PANTRY.
Let This Be Your Saving Schedule.
One ounce of sugar per person per
One-third ounce of fat per person
Two ounces of wheat flour per per
son per day.
One ounce of sugar measures two
One-third ounce of butter measures
two level teaspoons.
Two ounces of flour measures i
Study Thit Problem In Arithmetic.
100,000,000 persons in the United
100,000,000 times 1 ounce of sugar
equal 100,000,000 ounces of sugar.
100,000,000 times 1-3 ounce of fat
equal 33.33S.333 ounces of fat.
100,000,01)0 times 2 ounces of wheat
flour equals 210,000,000 ounces of
100.000,000 ounces times 3Gf. (days
In one year) equals 2,2Sl,2G0,oui)
pounds of sugar.
33,333,333 ounces times 3li.r (days
In one year) equals 7fiO,41ti,."4ri pounds
200,000,000 ounces times 3tifi (days
in one year) equals 73,ooo,ooo pounds
of wheat flour.
This is the amount of sugar, fat and
wheat flour that we can save in one
J. I. Silva, Prop.
OXKofthe LF.ADIXO IIOUSKS for ul! kinds of DRY
GO )DS, BOOTS & SHOIvS, MUX'S FURNISHINGS.
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FOR WINE, li! F.R a.H OT1IKR UOUORS, RiiiR Up 73 V.
Mr in Office, Eleele, Kauai. Tel. 7 I W.
. RABBIT MEN ATTENTION.
Keepers of rabbits of any kind and
for any purpose are notified that they
must obtain a permit from the Hoard
of Agriculture and Forestry to keep
Apply to A. H. Case, local repre
sentative of the Board, who will give
you blanks to fill out.
j j Ml Distributors :
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