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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, FEB. 1918
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
H. E. BOOTH BY . .
KENNETH C. HOPPER
. . . Editor
The LouisBon plantation on Hawaii
has four hundred acres In coffee, this
year. The Hawaiian Islands can pro
duce the best coffee on earth. And
that fact should be widely advertised
None but the best quality should ever
be allowed to go out under Hawaii's
brand. Every ounce of the best Ha
waiian coffee could be sold in Boston
alone, or In New York City, at a retail
price of 50 cents a pound, if the cam
paign were properly managed. Th
United States protects nearly every
other home industry, but pays no at
tentlon to coffee. We brins coffet
from Brazil, when we have within the
United States the best climate and soil
for coffee. The greater per cent of
the coffee that comes from Brazil is
poor stuff, compared with the best
Hawaiian coffee. They prow pood cof
fee in Brazil, it Is true, but the big Ar
buckle company doesn't care a bean
whether it markets the best coffee or
not. All nickels look alike to them
Hawaii ought to be interested m
marketing the choicest quality under
the Hawaiian brand. Her representa
tive in Congress should work early
and late to secure a tariff on coffee
However, even without a tariff, it
ought to be easy to sell all the coffee
that the Hawaiian islands can produce,
or rather, all of the chocest grade, at
a retail price of 50 cents a pound.
browned and ground.
An order has been isued by the Jap
anese government restricting the en
try Into Japan of all foreigners. This
means that all aliens seeking entry to
Japan henceforth will be subject to
the most rigid examination. Not such
a bad scheme, either. The United
States has been all too negligent in
thrat regard. We have erected very
flimsy barriers on our frontiers. The
scum of Europe, the aged, the decrep
it, the ignorant, the sick, the maimed
have had as a rule very little difficulty
In entering the United States, and a
large per cent of them have become
public charges. While not a few of
the immigrants who left their conn
try for their country's good, have filled
our Jails and penitentiaries. It is high
time that the United States should
wake up and adopt measures for the
protection of the public at large.
After the war Is over, the United
States will be flooded by the widows
the orphans, the maimed and the
wounded of war-torn Europe. The
United States is indeed a free country
and the home of the oppressed, but it
is not essentially an eleemosynary in
stltution, and should not be.
There has always been a lingering
suspicion in the minds of those who
have followed the testimony in the
prosecution of those who are charged
with having taken a part in the bomb
outrage at the time of the prepared
ness parade in San Francisco, that
Thomas J. Mooney was not the man
who fired the bomb. Snapshot photo
graphs taken by disinterested persons
show that he was far from the scene
of the crime when it was committed
The matter attracted so much atten
tion that President Wilson appointed a
special commission to enquire into the
case. The commission has in its re
port recommended that the President
use his influence to secure for the ac
accused wrongfully. If Mooney coin
accused wronfully. If Mooney com
mitted the crime, he should be punish
ed. If he did not, it would be a crime
to execute him. And if there wasn't a
deliberate attempt to railroad him to
the gallows, appearances ought to be
sued for libel.
To fly to the assistance of France in
her hour of trouble is a fine principle.
But how so many citizens of the Uni
ted States can expatriate themselves
as readily as a woman powders her
nose. In order to drive a pair of Mis
souri mules behind the fighting line, is
beyond our comprehension. To fight
for democracy is all right. To aid our
allies is commendable. But a man's
citizenship in the United States to be
thrown aside as lightly as a man
throws a cigar stub in this gutter?
Those who have done so are no longer
subjects of the United States. Con
sidering that they have taken up anus
for a country at war with the same
nation with which the United States is
at war, they will probably be allowed
to take the oath of alegiance at the
end of the war. But to follow the
Stars and Stripes appeals to us with
The war has brought about many
peculiar changes in a commercial
way. but none of more interest than
conditions affecting the price of awa
root. The root of the awa has for
centuries been used by the natives of
the South Sea islands in the manu
facture of an intoxicating liquor. It
has less effect upon the brain than
some other liquors, but affects the legs
so that they seem almost paralyzed,
for the time being. The demand
for awa root was, up to the time when
war was declared, quite limited.
A firm in Samoa shipped small quan
tities from other of the isles of the Pa
cific to ilormany, where it was used as
a source of medicine. After it became
Impossible to ship to Germany, the
price gradually increased until thirty
cents a pound was offered. The gath-
ing of awa root is now quite profita
ble, and nwa is being cultivated on
Hawaii, and perhaps on some of the
other islands of the group.
The Governor, in his letter to the
Harbor Board, takes the stand that
all hope for the breakwater at Nawili-
vili need not be abandoned, notwith
standing that the Kauai railroad com
pany has announced that it has no In
tcntion of extending its line to Na
wiliwili. In his letter the Governor
says: "As the rights of way which af
fect the proposed railway and the land
that will produce the necessary tin
nage are under the control of the land
commisioncr, he will, advising with
those affected, endeavor to secure 1.he
adjustment of all points so that the
Harbor Commission can carry out its
objects, which are confined to the uro
posed harbor and wharves."
That sounds like tho Governor was
on the right side of the argument, to
say the least.
As a rule, business, men do not wel
come with any degree of hilarity any
suggestions in a business way which
will tend to decrease their income.
Some people are as blind as a bat.
when it comes to seeing the advantage
of helping the government when it
costs anything to do so. The action
of the proprietors of the Lihue market,
therefore, stands out in great contrast
For when they were asked to observe
the meatless days enjoined by the gov
eminent, they vefy promptly consent
ed, and at once published a notice, an
nouncing that they would sell no meat
of any kind on Tuesdays, and no pork
on Tuesdays or Saturdays, tho pork
less days. There's patriotism.
Good for the Honolulu police force.
Let us give the devil his due. The
Honolulu papers have been declaring
with vehemence that the policemen
were blind in the right eye, and could
n't see out of the left, so far as vice
was concerned. However, they have
apparently gained their eyesight. They
agreed to clean up the city if the pa
pers would co-operate by agreeing not
to print certain facts until after arrests
had been made. And the police seem
to be making good. In other words, if
the papers would give the police a rest
they would make arrest. It is now
time for some of the papers to give us
The world is demanding the nboli-
tion of monarchies, and advocating
world-wide democracy. The leaven is
working also in Great Britain, which is
perhaps the least objectionable, as it
is the most successful, of all the mon
archies on earth. The labor element
in England, however, is demanding that
the House of Lords be abolished, and
that there should be no second cham
ber for the British parliament, either
hereditary or elective. The hand writ
ing on .the wall is very plain. And it
dosn't need a Daniel to interpret it.
The dear old Queen died without
ever having suspected that she was
of unsound mind. It took her heirs to
And that out. They don't deserve a
"Knock out John Barleycorn,"
says the Star-Bulletin, "and half of
Honolulu's vicious conditions will
follow into the dump heap." Both of
the editors over there seem to be
pretty good booze fighters.
Army ollicers hint that mere dismis
sal will be considered insufficient pun
ishment for government physicians
who have been convicted of mistreat
ing the sick and wounded. And we
commend their judgment. This "saw
his leg off" attitude, and all the rough
stuff should be "cut out." The medi
cal fraternity contains some of tho no
blest men on earth. But there are l.
ways a few who are careless of the
rights of others, and they should be
taught a lesson.
The citizens of Hawaii are advo
cating the construction of a road to
the ancient rity of refuge at Honau-j
nau. Probably some of the newspaper
men over there are preparing to liee, '
and the demand for speed is urgent. I
C. W. SPITZ, Prop.
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ilons along, so they are probably not
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It i.s quite evident that koihh nemiln
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