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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, JAN. W, 1918.
IN THE LINK OK TllAVKL WILL UKCKIVK OUK
PERSONAL ATTENTION, AS1 PROMPT DKLIVKUY.
M. E. Gomes Jr. Mgr.
General Electric Co.
Installation of entire
olwetrieal equipment .
Catton, Neill, & Co., Ltd.
LAWN MOWERS II EDO E & GRASS SHEARS
PRUNING SAWS & KNIVES
Tree Pruning Hooks & Saws
with 1'2-iiu'h handles
WIIEELRARROWS LAWN RAKES PICKS
We carry in stock o very th ins
home or garden can use. Make
quarter? for 1018.
that the owner of a
this store your head-
L'ewers 8l Cooke,
Lumber & Building Material
American Women in France i
If the good sense of the people,
cannot he trusted to restrain the ex
odus of American women to France,
uie iiniinisiration Miuuiu take a
lirmer stand tha,n it has hitherto
taken in the matter. No woman
lias a right to go to a war-stricken
country, where food is scarce and
fuel incredibly dear, unless she can
le of real and practical service, un
less she can give the full equivalent
of her keep. A three months' course
of nursing does not fit her to bn a
hospital nurse. A casual knowledge
of settlement work does not insure
for-her a field of usefulness. An
ability to run a motor over the oiled
and even roads around Host on and
New York does not mean that she
can run a motor over the ploughed'
up, muddy and crater-strewn roads
of France. Even a familiaritv
j 1 1 1 11
wnii i lie rreneii language is not, as
some people seem to think, n cuar-
mtee of servieeablcness. France
is full of people who ppeak French ;
it has long been the hahit of the
lhe granting of passports to,
everyone attached to a unit" has
enabled hundreds of adventurous
girls and women to cross the seas,
They go to do reconstruction work
and canteen work and hospital
work. They go to pack and urn
pack and distribute. They go with'
out knowing what they will do,
and without the training that would
enable them to do anything. A
modest secretaryship attached to
the Red Cross in Paris had ninety
applicant!) ninety American wo
men striving with one another in a
foreign city for the chance to write
letters and make out lists. A call
for a few volunteers in New York
brought seven hundred answers in
lay. The illustrated supplements
of our big newspapers give us Sun-
lav after Sunday photographs of
picturesquely attired young girls
who will shortly go abroad with
the Volunteer Ambulance Divi
ion," or who will ''grace the new
war unilonn designed tor women
in service on the French front.
Naturally every other girl who sees
these exhiliratins pictures is keen
to join the ranks. The govern
ment has definitely refused to al
low officers' wives the privilege 01
following their husbands. Som
have gone; more are going. A lit
tie lntluenee is hrought to near, a
wire"' is pulled, the young wife i
attached to a "unit," sails with the
'"unit," and adds one more weight
to the burden that France is heal
ing. She is breaking the law with
tlie connivance ot tier Mishanct: she
s making a nuisance of herself ; but
he has her willful way.
Adopted by the following base ball organizations fot the 1!17 season:
Maui Athletic. Association
Hilo Rase Hall League
Kauai Amateur Athletic Association
Honolulu Commcrcia League
Oahu Plantations' Rase Hall League
Series, Schofield Barracks
THE REACH "CORK CENTER" HALL is used exclusively
by the American League and World's Champions
The Standard of the Rase Hall World
REACH GOODS are for sale at. the principal stores
i yAcy )
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE
A. J. REACH CO.
Back of Garden Island Office.
Harness and Saddle Maker, Automobile
Tops and General Repair Work.
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd.
buys and -.sells
Fort and Mwrclian t Sts.
REAL ESTATE and
STOCKS and BONDS
SAFE DEPOSIT POXES
Honolulu Market Prices
A big banana drive took place in
Honolulu last week, and hundreds of
thousands of bunches were sold. The
bakers are making bread composed of
one third wheat flour and two thirds
banana pulp. Most persons pronounce
the new bread deficious.
The Territorial Market Division
sends out word that poultry of all
kinds is scarce, especially Muscovy
nnd Feklng ducks. These are selling
at from 30 to 32 cents per pound
Hawaiian ducks have advanced from
$6.75 to $7.7" per dozen during the
past week. Island eggs have dropped
a few cents, nut are selling from oo
to 70 cents per dozen.
Bananas are selling in Honolulu for
$1.00 a bunch. These sell on the main
land for from three to four and a half
dollars a bunch. The shipping facili
ties have been so poor recently that
tons of bananas have rotted on the
Island butter is selling in Honolulu
for from 50 to 55 cents per pound
Hens Bell for from 35 to 38 cents per
pound, and turkeys are bringing from
40 to 50 cents per pound. Irish po
tatoes have been selling for from
$2.50 per hundred weight to $4.75 per
hundred, bweet potatoes, from 7
cents to $1.00 per hundred weight.
Sweet corn Is selling for from $2.50
to $3.00 per hundred ears. Strawber
ries, 25 cents per basket. A few have
sold as low as 20 cents.
These are all Honolulu prices. Kauai
prices as a rule arc higher.
Now that the second liberty laon is
an accomplished fact, wo can look
back und estimate its significance,
both spiritual and material, to the Uni
ted States. Hocrsluner, the analyst of
finance, writing inthe Junuary num
ber of Hearst's magazine, tells us that
it is th largest subscription in the an
nals or nuance, whether made by a
government or a private firm.
From the moral and the financial
momentum accumulated, as well as
from the almost inexhaustible resour
ces of the country, he finds it only
natural that the second appeal should
have brought a larger response than
the first. And he predicts that tjie
same forces will bo at work to make
the response accumulative in what
ever succeeding loans the government
shall ask. 1 his authority brings out
with force and clearness the contrast
between our own loans and those of
Germany, which are paid, not in cash,
but in promissory notes. The effects
of the latter system, on prices of com
modities, and the value of currency are
such us to make us modify to a very
large extent, the apparent value of the
German loans. The financial implica
tions of the Ainerieun respose are
most encouraging, though they might
easily have been lost sight of by the
people in general, if it were not far
such expert explanation as that given
by 13ocrslaiu-' article.
Newton's Noble Poem
Most peojrte In Honolulu who know
nyron It. Newton through his visit
here a couple of years ago an assistant
secretary of the treasury when he was
looking over the sltf! for n federal
building and tracing up odds and ends
under his control, do not know that
he Is a poet as well as a public official.
Yet Newton writes poetry, quite a
bit of it, and good poetry too, as the
following lines entitled "Why?" will
beap witness. He became anony
mously famous, if there Is bucIi n
thing, when a few yen-rs ago he wrote
what he called an "Ode to New York"
His lHtfSfToem follows
WHY? (By Byron B. No(on
The night winds steitl o'er the fields
Where a million dead men lie.
ATid a million phastly faces there
Are mutely asking. Why?
Why are heavens rod with hate
From the cannon's angry flare?
Why twist the eyes of the pitying
See myriads flying thoro?
Whv from the Alns must snow fed
With brave men's blood run red?
Why are the bodies of Innocent babes
Strewing the ocean's bed?
Whv are starvation and sorrow and
And terror 19 every clime?
Why are the souls of men cast down
With death at thi Christmas time?
What's happened. O God, to your
Aflame with the furies of death?
What demon has banished sweet
peace' from the earth
And loosened hell's withering
Answer. O Teuton! the secret is
Give up thy reed of hell.
For on the final judgement day
God will make you tell.
Out with your kultur and lust and
And rape and demon skill!
Tell us. O Hurt, of the subtle joy
To cruSify and kill.
Tell us, tile monster In human form
By whom your soul was planned
And where tkat soul may be at peaee
By Gd and mortal damned!
Hawaii's Booze Shops
In the County of Hawaii at the
present dime are thirty-seven liquor
houses, retail and wholesale. Seven
are in Hilo proper and thirty at dif
ferent points throughout the island.
II He hr two hotels and .five sa
loons. In She country there ae two
hotels and nineteen saloons. In .ad
dition, there are nine wholesale
houses In the city and country.
Nine wholesale houses pay $1,000
per annum for their licenses. Five
Hilo saloons pay $750 each. Two
Hilo hotels pay $1,000 per annum
and two hotels in the country dis
tricts pay $750 each. The nineteen
country saloons each pay $250.
Two saloons have given up their
licenses recently and that reduced
tho country list from twenty-one to
nineteen. This island Is well pro
vided with houses of refreshment, to
say nothing of the innumerable blind
pigs. Hilo Tribune.
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all hours, Day and Night
AUTOMOBILES AND LIGHT
PIERCE ARROW, HUDSON, STUDEBAKER, OVERLAND
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The best in the Market for the Money,
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at Nawiliwili, Kauai
Let s Raise Vegetables
In this land where the soil is rich
and the rainfall never fails, every
man should have a vegetable g,ir.
den. lliu Japanese always have
one. And one seldom finds a nake
without a garden. Thehaole is us
ually so closely tied to hi calling
that he seldom takes time to plant
a garden. The remarkable thing is
that when mew from necessity or
per force are compelled to live in
some dry, axid district on Hie main
land, they long for an opportunity
A 1 A. 1 1
to piant a garuen ami raise vege
tables, f hare are places in the de
sert sections of California, Arizona,
Utah and Colorado where green
spots attract immediate attention
because they are so scarce. And to
one who is compelled to look at
dry sage brush and yellow sand day
alter uay, a green spot is an oasis
of great attractiveness.
However, aside fiom the pleasia
ol growing vegetables, the profit
and convenience of doing so are
sulliciently great to command at
tention. The vegetable gardens in
I.ihue are always green, thrifty and
mvumg. . i ney require iar less care
than do gardens in h ss favoroc
lands, where with almost constant
care and cultivation it is dillieult to
insure even moderator returns. Vcg
ctablcs fresh from the garden al
ways taste better, too.
It is just barely possible that if
the war lasts another year, we will
all wish we had planted all the ve
getables in the catalogue. Let
have a vegetable garden. What do
vo'i say? We are living on the
tiarden Isle. Let us live up to our
NAWILIWILI GARAGE, Agents for Kauai.
Silva's Toggery, Honolulu.