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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1918
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
KENNETH C. IIOPPKTt
Some years ago, long before waste
molasses was utilized on the islands
for the manufacture of denatured al
cohol. the writer asked the manager
of the Pecpeekeo mill-on Hawaii, why
the waste molasses could not be turn
ed into alcohol at a profit. "Say," re
plied the manager, "you are just like
nil the rest of the malihinis. You
come as a stranger, and think you see
Komcthiii that ought to be done, or
ou.ht to be grown. Put we who live
here don't think. We know what can
lie done and what cant. You must
remember that we have been forty
earn learning how to make sugar at
a profit. We have made mistakes in
the past by adopting new schemes,
and wo are mighty careful now, what
we do. All we want is to bo let alone.
If annexation doesn't put a crimp in
our business, all right."
Yet they are now selling their waste
molasses at a good profit. Which re
minds us that there are more than
6000 tons of molasses going to waste
on Kauai. Three gallons of waste mo
lasses will make one gallon of do
natuted alcohol. You can't buy u
drum of fifty gallons of waste molas
ses today on Maui, say, or on Hawaii,
for less than $7.50, or fifteen cents u
gallon. There is enough waste mo
hisses dumped into the sea on Kauai
to represent 3U0,uiH) miles of auto
Cablegrams state that the main body
of the American troops is moving for
ward to the fighting line. They will
fight under the direction of General
Koch, the supreme commander.
Secretary of Labor Wilson has ac
complished something that will mark
an epoch in inudstrial history, and aid
very materially in promoting t ho in
terests of the government. lie has
arrived at an agreement with the rep
resentatives of labor and capital in
the I'niled States whereby their rela
tions are to lie determined for the du
ration of the war. Thus strikes, lock
outs, and in fact, all industrial dis
turbances will be eliminated.
The program provides for mediation
whenever and whenever employes and
employers may clash. The workmen
are to lie permitted to organize unions
and through such mediume to bargain
with their employers. Similarly, em
ployers are permitted to form organi
zations among themselves. A national
war board will handle ail disputes
which may arise between employers
Thi3 Is a diplomatic accomplishment
which will materially aid the govern
ment, without injuring the interests
Japan has at last announced that
she has decided nut to move upon Si
beria, at this time, but says that "if
such a movement should be suggested
by the Entente and its co-belligerents,
the suggestion would be given the
most careful consideration."
As, a diplomatic statement, that de
serves some attention. Russia has
been permeated by Germanic influence,
and the Germans are said to be ex
hibiting strong tendencies toward the
invasion of Siberia.
I-ihiie Japanese who are acquainted
with conditions in Japan, state that
the Japanese government government
is not in a position to properly finance
a war on land, at this time, and that in
their opinion, Japan for this reason
will not invade Siberia. Future events,
they declare, may make such an inva
The liquor men of Honolulu, not
satisfied to obey the order issued by
the President of the I'nited States, are
planning to make a test case of it, hop
ing thus to secure a favorable verdict.
This is the statement being made in
the telegrams, and is possibly correct.
The liquor men will seek to remain in
business, in a dry territory, and ship
liquor to other islands, if any there be.
which have not yet come in out of the
wet. Hut they will have to hurry.
Kauai led the way, and will be dry on
the first of July. Maui followed quite
promptly, and they are just as do
termined on Maui, as on Kauai, that
liquor shall lie abolished. The island
of Hawaii, where there is a strong
anti-liquor sentiment, has an oppor
tunity to frustrate the schemes of
the Honolulu liquor dealers. Will she
The impression has prevailed that
Curranza would take anything that
was offered to him. It now trans
pires that lie has refused to accept
an increase of salary that was voted
to him by the Mexican legislature, on
the ground that to do so would be un
constitutional. He now receives lL'li
pesos a day, and the legislature pro
posed to allow him 176 pesos a day.
Of course Carranza would not frame
up such a stunt as that In order to
pull the wool over the eyes of the
Three Live Men Boost Fair
Harold Rice, cane grower and stock
J man of Maul, H. P. Agee, director of
the Experiment Station of the Ha
waiian Sugar Planters' Association
and George H. Angus, director and
manager of the Hardware department
of Theodore Davies & Company of
Honolulu, alo chairman of the terri
torial fair, came to Kauai last Wednes
day, and made a whirlwind tour in the
interest of the fair. These gentlemen
are doing yeoman work for the coming
fair. All of them nre sacrificing their
time, and spending their own money
in, order to promote the interests or
the Islands and the I nitcd States, and
deserve great credit for their unselfish
devotion to the public interests.
State fairs always tend to increase
production, and aid in the develop
ment of the country. At this time.
when war is making extra demands
for food production, as well as food
conservation, it is especially neces
dary that the people should get to
gether with a view of exchanging
ideas and acquiring knowledge con
lerning late methods and improve
ments in agriculture, manufacturing
ind in fact everything which tends to
The Planters' Association passod
resolutions approving the fair, and ap
pointed a committee, also, to work in
conjunction with the Chamber of Coin
men e in promoting the interests of
The Chamber of Commerce also ap
pointed a committee, and gave its
hearty endorsement to the fair.
The llaleakala farm on Maui took
olT a crop of oats this year, the re
turns per acre comparing very favor
ably with those secured on the main
land. Maui raised wheat, also, in the
days when California was a stock
range. When the gold mining era was
ushered in there. California came to
Maui for its supply of wheat and flour.
Then; isn't an Island in the group
up :i some part of w'.iieh wheat may
not he grown.
Cement is being made on Maui, and
they are even tail ing of doing so on
Oahu. There are gravel pits on Kauai
th:;n in all probability would supply
suitable material for cement making.
K.iu.ii imports considerable lime,
and yet there are beds of coral lime
stone that would make good lime.
Silicates are not so plentiful here as
on tlio mainland, but that could be pro
cured from the mainland at small
The liquor commissioners who made
Kauai dry should have their names in
scribed on an enduring tablet, and
placed where all men and women
'ouhl read. They have done more for
Kauai than they knew. This is the
roll of honor: W. II. Rice, Walter lie
Dryde, G. N. Wilcox and W. F. San
On the instant, ten o'clock Saturday,
Liberty Loan Day was duly observed
by the rinijing of church bells, blowing
of whistles, etc., all over the Island,
while people dropped their occupa
tions and stood at attention for two
niint tcs, and countless prayers went
up for tin' success of oar cause. It
was a novel and inspiring experience.
IilJY A I5CNIJ
WHY WE WILL WIN.
The following letter shows why
nd I'O-.v Kaiser Hill is going to gei
'.lis. If ever' school is as actively en
vtc! i.i winning the war r.s Kekaha
' -lu i there- need be no fear as to the
nit .oiue :
Ke'xaa.i School, March 20. lftlS.
I'ditor. Garden Island:
iJe ir :ir: I am going to tell you
wh .t we did during this last term.
We made 4 r.weaiers, 6 pair socks, 1
pair wristlets, 750 handkerchiefs, and
150 wash rags. Some of the teachers
sent away 50 magazines to the
-soldiers in France.
We also bought Liberty Ponds at
2'i'l. War Saving Stamps at and
Thrift Stamps at $2i:S.50.
(.n Saturday. April (ith. 1!H8. wo are
40'ng to have a Thrift Drive. The
worth of ail we helped is $(! JS.50.
This seems patriotic. We are all
il id to help our country.
Wishing America will win this ler
rible war. I remain,
UVY A POND
'I he following appreciative letter will
I e welcomed by those who have gen
erous'y responded to the call of the
navy for glasses, and will be gratify
'iij; evidence of the recognition of
their gifts bv the Secretary of the
Mr. ('. W. Spit,.
Honolulu. T. 11.
hear Sir: The response to the Navy's
call for glasses from Honolulu as
shown by the shipment of March 2nd,
and all previous shipments has been
The lofty spirit of patriotism dis
played in your personal endeavors to
assist the Navy in the present emerg
ency is especially appreciated.
O.i behalf of the Navy 1 wish to
tlvi'il, ou most heartilv.
A sisiani Secretary of the Navy.
THE FINE STOCK EXHIBITS
Harold Rice of Maui Will
Show a Number of High
-Honolulu, April 8: More than 225
entries have been filed to date for the
livestock show at the territorial fair,
to be held June 10 to 15. Entries are
supposed to have closed April 1, but
the date will be extended further for
the benefit of breeders who have not
been able to file their lists. Every
encouragement will be given them to
make the best possible showing. The
delay should not Interfere with plans
of.thoso who have already sent In
Harold W. Rice, of Maul, has offered
to donate two of his pure-bred Perk
shire hogs to the Hawaii! n Chapter,
American Red Cross. The animals
will be shown at the fair and on the
last day will be auctioned, the pro
ceeds going to the Red Cross. Rice
also Increased his entry list, now
promising to display 38 head of stock.
Lihue Ranch, on Kauai, has filed en
tries for eleven head, consisting of 2
horses and nine cattle. The total
entry list at present Is constituted as
follows: horse show, 37; cattle show,
125; swine exhibit, 59.
Several fine teams of horses are
promised. Lewers & Cooke, Ltd., will
exhibit a show span of draft animals;
Allen & Robinson are expected to en
ter a similar team, and C. Q. Yeo Hop
and several other business firms prob
ably will display light draft teams.
Charles Lucas. Sr., will exhibit two
Hawaiian-bred racing horses.
Robert Hind, of Tuuwaawaa Ranch,
IL.waii. will have 15 head of pure
bred Holstein cattle at the fair, one
an imported bull, the others record
milk cows from his Carnation milk
herd and several fine calves.
The College of Hawaii will have a
horse, 11 head of cattle and four
head of swine in the show.
Reduced Rates to the Fair
Honolulu, April 3 One way freight
rate and one and a half passenger
rate from all the Island ports to Ho
nolulu for the territorial fair in June
has been granted by the Inter-Island
Steam Navigation Company. J. K.
llutler, chairman of the fair's trans
portation committee, has received
this information from the Inter-Island
The special rates are granted under
permission from the Federal Shipping
Hoard, to which body the Inter-Island
made application in February, at the
time other transportation companies
granted the one way freight rate for
exhibits moving to and from the fair.
The passenger rate, which will be
in effect from June 8 to June 18, will
permit island folk coming to the fair
to buy a round-trip ticket, good for the
ten days, for the price of a one-way
ticket plus half.
The one-way freight rate, as in the
case of the railways, requires exhibit
ors to pay the full one-way price when
sending their displays to Honolulu.
At the end of the fair Secretary Wil
lard of the commission will issue a
certificate to exhibitors which will be
accepted by the Inter-Island and other
shipping companies in lieu of money
payment for the homeward shipment.
BUY A POND
USE AND CARE IN
James Clapper of Kauai Garage
sxys that a motorist cannot jamb on
his brakes without affecting his purse.
Locked wheels are immediately re
sponsible for tire bills. Mr. Clapper
showed the writer a new casing which
had been driven only a few miles, yet
the rubber was scraped away, expos-
The New Steamer Schedule
Effective April 1st, 1918, and until
further notice, the following schedule
to and from the Island of Kauai will
"MAUNA LOA" Monday, 5 P. M.
for Koloa, Nawiliwili and Ahukini.
"KINAU" Tuesday, 5 P. M., for
Nawiliwili, Port Allen, Makaweli
"MAl'NA LOA" Thursday. 5 P. M.
for Waimea and (or) Makaweli.
"KINAU" Friday 5 P. M. for
Nawiliwili and Ahukini.
"MAl'NA LOA" Wednesday, 5 P. M.
"KINAU" Thursday, 5 P. M., from
"MAl'NA LOA" Friday, 5 P. M. from
Waimea and (or) Makaweli.
KINAU" Saturday, 5 P. M.. from
INTER ISLAND STEAM
NAVIGATION CO.. LTD.
linolulu. T. H.,
March 27, 1918. 3t.
ing the fabric. At the very moment
the wheels were locked by the brakes,
the tire was passing over a stone
which was dragged along with the
tire. This stone sawed right through
the fabric In one spot and punctured
the Inner tube. This , careless cus
tomer, obviously the author of bis
own misfortune, complained that
there was a "weak spot In his tire."
Yet all his trouble, delay and disap
pointment were caused by smashing
on his brakes when he should have
applied them gently. As a matter of
fact, Mr. Clapper says a car will stop
more quickly In almost every case If
the brakes are applied gently.
STATEMENT OF THE OWNERSHIP,
ETC., REQUIRED BY THE ACT
OF AUGUST 24, 1912.
of the Garden Island, published week
ly, at Lihue, Hawaii, for April, 1918.
Editor, H. E. Bootuby, Lihue, Hawaii.
Managing Editor, K. C. Hpoper,
Business Manager, K. C. Hopper,
Publisher, The Garden Uland Pub
lishing Co., Ltd.
Owners: E. A. Knudsen, Kekaha,
Hawaii; S. W. Wilcox, Lihue, Hawaii;
A. F. Knudsen, Kekaha, Hawaii; Aub
rey Robinson, Makaweli, Hawaii; T.
Brandt, Waimea, Hawaii; W. H. Rice,
Lihue, Hawaii; K. C. Hopper, Lihue,
Hawaii; Anna C. Wilcox, Lihue, Ha
waii; C. A. Rice, Lihue, Hawaii; G .N.
Wilcox, Lihue, Hawaii; Francis Gay,
Makaweli, Hawaii; A. S. Wilcox, Li
hue, Hawaii; H. P. Faye, Kekaha, Ha
waii; Est. H. Ienberg, Lihue, Hawaii;
R. P. Spalding, Kealla, Hawaii; Annie
S. Knudsen, Kekaha, Hawaii; Mabel
I. Wilcox, France; Elsie H. Wilcox,
K. C. HOPPER,
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 1st day of April, 1918.
A. G. KAULUKOU,
Notary Public, Fifth Judicial
Circuit, T. H.
(My commission expires June 30, 1918)
A Thrift Stamp a day keeps the
1 ran Liquid CI loss
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Honolulu - - Hawaii
"We have not studied
cost nor economy as
we should, either as
organizers of indus
try, statesmen, or as
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that time is NOW.
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Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
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The extra thickness of the
Michelin Tread due to
extra rubber and fabric
means additional mileage.
Especially is this true since
every ounce of rubber and
fabric is the toughest that
Mr. I. A. 1.
Muhtlin Casings art just as good as Michelin Red Inner
Tubts, uhich art tfttts imitated in color but never in quality
(i reuses ; .f
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money, skill and experience
Michelins give so much
mileage that they'd be
economical even if high
priced. But they're
not rugn priced.