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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 1918
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
E. CHESTER UO BE UTS
K EX N ETH C. 1IOITEK
THE FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN
This week the Fourth Liberty Loan
campaign begina over the whole
Kauai is only a speck on the map
of that great country, but the call
of duty ia as urgent here as in the
greatest state in the union.
The flag with it's three bars flying
today from Kauai's Court House
tells how the lust call was answered.
Must that flag come down without
another to take its place?
How much our quota will be la not
known at present. It no doubt will
be much larger than for the Third
Liberty Loan, and it may be harder
BUT IT CAN BE DONE!
It is our plain duty and we can
do no less.
THE PRICE OF SUGAR
It has long been evident to all per
sons intelligently familiar with the
sugar business that the authorized
price of 6 cents or a little over, was
much too low compared with the re
cognized advanced prices of other
staple commodities, and the increased
cost of production.
We are now in receipt of the good
news of a price for the next year's
crop of 7.28 cents, which will mean an
additional income of 14 or 15 million
dollars for the Islands. Without going
into the question of cost of production,
transportation, etc., or speculating on
how much profit there will be under
present war conditions, the fact still
remains that we will be substantially
just that much better off.
AS TO THE PROFITS ON RICE
Rice is now selling for more than
twice as much as it did a year or two
ago, yet the wily rice planter is very
chary about admitting that there is
any considerable profit in the business.
Food stuffs are expensive, fertilizer
is high, freights are up, and most of
all, labor is scarce and costly.
..The most ordinary man In the rice
fields demands $40 a month and four
substantial meals a day and time to
eat them.. And in spite of the general
Idea these men are epicures after
their fashion, they insist on chicken
or duck twice a week, and fish be
tween times, with bamboo shoots and
birds nests as delicate adjuncts.
All these things cost money, and on
top of it all the rice birds eat the
standing rice voraciously.
So the burden of the refrain Is "No
makee much profitl"
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
AND ITS VALUE
A careful revision of the member
ship rolls of the Kauai Chamber of
Commerce shows that it has about
one hundred and twenty-five members
In good standing, which means that
so many of the best and most intelli
gent men of the Island think enough
of the influence and usefulness of that
body to pay the regular dues steadily.
That some of the meetings are not
very well attended at times does not,
by any means, discredit the value of
the organization. Whenever any mat
ter of importance comes up a good
hearing can always be secured, and
prompt action can be taken which at
least has the chance of being repre
sentative and authorative. That such
an occasion does not arise frequently
makes it all the more valuable when
it does arise, and the potential powers
of the Chamber of Commerce entirely
justify its existence, even if it never
But in addition to this it takes sur
prisingly prompt action in many mat
ters vitally affecting the interests of
the community, and secures for us as
an Island, benefits and privilages such
as might otherwise be denied us if we
had no such general organization to
speak for us.
We l.-cspeak for the Kauai Chamber
of Commerce a more general interest
and cooperation. livery one of the
one hundred and twenty-five members
ought to make an effort to attend as
many meetings as possible and take a
hand in the matters which come up.
They ai j ycur interests, and it is up
to you lit do your share in the conduct
The shipping problem seems to
have be:ii solved, and Hawaii's plant
ers no lunger need worry about a
market for their crop; but when we
look at the labor situation on these
islands we hive something to think
about. The labor situation to-day
hits Hawaii harder than other parts of
the country, because we h:tve never
had a reserve labor supply to fall back
on here. When the man shortage be
came acuite on the mainland, young
women were called upon to do the
work, and with the use of tractors and
agricultural machinery that women
could operate, things went along nice
ly. America has harvested a large
wheat crop, and it looks as if we
would have enough flour and cereals
in the future. The sugar situation
looks different. With the increased
demand for preserved and canned
fruits for the boys in France, the
sugar supplies of our country have
been drained, and the population has
been rationed ,in order that the pre
servers and canncrs should have suf
Hawaii can produce more sugar, but
It takes more people than we now
have. We cannot call upon the female
population any more than we have in
the past, because the women who can
work are all employed in producing
crops already. Tractors and labor
saving machinery are being put into
use on all plantations, but even so,
there is every indication that our
acreage under cane will be less next
year than in the past.
If America needs our sugar as wa
think she does, let us hope that our
plea that she spare our laboring peo
ple in the next draft Is recognized.
Merchants and other business men
who have window space available for
the display of the Liberty Loan Post
ers, are now asked to remove the post
ers of all previous Loan campaigns
so that the element of newness about
those of the coming campaign may
have its greatest effect.
From the standpoints of artistic and
advertising appeal the new posters are
superior to former ones. The subjects
are striking and many famous artists
have contributed their talent, among
them Pennel, Raleigh, Everett and
Cristy. There are about 2 dozen post
ers expected, though they may not all
arrive in time for the campaign.
During the campaign, It is requested
that other posters be removed from
windows. It is pointed out that the
effect of the posters for various pat
riotic causes will be greatest if they
are changed occasionly, for a time
giving display to one set and then
changing to another set. The posters
may be saved each time, to be Bhown
WHEN MEN SEE RED
This is intended for the person.
man or woman, who believes that the
German is fighting for his existance;
who discredits the fact that the Hun
is battling civilization for world dom
ination. It is but one of the stories
of German, atrocities that come to us
from unquestionable sources. This
one was told by John R. Rathom,
editor of the Providence Journal.
Read it carefully, you who believe
the Hun is not the bloodthursty beast
he has been painted, and then pur
chase another Liberty Bond.
"Long has the Australian man
been known for his chivalry towards
a foe. Yet after a battle in Flanders,
two Australian regiments went over
the battlefield and killed every
wounded German on the field. Aus
tralian soldiers, schoolmates, some
of them, told roe this themselves.
"Because two days be!ore, they
found five Australian Red Cross
nurses, men nurses, crucified to barn
doors with German swords; because
on that very morning a French major
on the flank of the Australian line in
this attack came to the Australian
colonel and, taking him by the lapel
of his coat, pulled him across the
way to a little village butcher shop,
where, hanging to eleven meat hooks,
were the bodies of eleven little boys
caught by the throat on these meat
EARLY DAYS ON KAUAI
The last number of the Mid Pacific
Magazine contains an article credited
to J. M. Lydguto, entitled "Kauai and
the Missionaries." which is well worth
reading, thojgh the title is somewhat
of a misnomer. It has been taken ly
the editor from a paper read by me
author three or four years ago b-jfore
the Honolulu Historical Society, en
titled "Kaumu-alil, the last Kinj of
Kauai," ami published by that soi i.it-.
By some strange lapse of nature
he oliias or mountain apples this
ear are about two months late. Gen
erally the trees are crimson with the
luscious fruit about the Fourth of
July, but this year there were not
many available before the first of
September, The same tardiness is
more or less true of other familiar
fruits, particularly the mango; and in
this case many trees have failed to
bear at all, so that many people have
scarcely seen a mango this season.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Kapaa, T. IL,
September 11th, 1918
Editor, Garden Island:
In answer to "Mr. Another Home
steader" of last issue, will say that if
Mr. Rice has given to the Attorney
General the following figures as shown
for Trash Cane; Ratoons, 2.75 per
cent, Plant, 1.40 percent, if this is the
case, the Homesteaders of Kapaa will
be satisfied with such deductions, but
let Mr. Rice speak with his own lips
and not Mr. Another Homesteader for
Mr. Another Homesteader was the
GREATEST KICKER when he saw
the NEW. CONTRACT form.
He also says that the previous writ
er talked as if he was not a home
steader at all, for he speaks of "poor
homesteaders". Mr. Another Home
steader well says that he is not a poor
homesteader simply because he had
a chance to buck another poor home
steader out of his good lands and
thereby abandoned his poor homestead
lots and now making a good success
and claiming that he is a prosperous
Homesteader. There are still some
Homesteaders that are just as poor aa
when they went into their lots.
Mr. Another Homesteader also says
that most of Homesteaders were plan
tation laborers before taking up their
lots, very true, but it Is better to be a
plantation laborer than to be a
STREET WALKER who knew noth
ing about cane until he had a few in
structions from the said Homesteaders
who were nothing but Plantation
No doubt you need good team work
in the coming Legislature but please
do not disgrace the Native Citizens
who need interpreters and if you want
a personal argument come and see me
"You Mutten Head."
JOSEPH CORREIA, JR.
The litchi, the rare Chinese deli
cacy, is a fruit that very few people
know in the freshness of its luscious
charm. Yet we have several bearing
trees on the Island. In the garden
attached to the Chinese temple in
Kapaia, there are two or three trees
now bearing with half-grown fruit on
them which the connoisseurs are
Another rare fruit to be found In
these same gardens is the Chinese
Sum Nim, a tart, juicy fruit about the
size of a small apple, greenish yellow
or straw color, deeply corrugated or
winged, seedless and all Juice. Rather
tart to eat raw, it makes excellent jam
or jelly, and might be combined to ad
vantage with some less pronounced
fruit In cooking. The trees carry a
A CONTRIBUTION TO LOCAL
ORDINANCE NO. 11
To amend Ordinance No. 7, "Relating
to Estrays on Belt Road and Public
Grounds" approved December 15th,
Be H ordained by the Board of Super
visors of the County of Kauai.
Section 1. Paragraph 2 on page 1
of Ordinance No. 7, Relating to Estrays
on the Belt Road and Public grounds,
tihove mentioned, defining the mean
ing of the word "Belt Road" is hereby
amended by striking out the last part
of said paragraph, so that said para
graph shall read as follows:
"Belt Road" shall include the main
road encircling the island of Kauai,
from its commencement in Waimea
District on the West, and proceeding
towards the South and East to its
termination in Hanalel District on the
Section 2. This amendment shall
take effect at the expiration of thirty
days from and after its publication.
Approved this 4th day of September,
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS,
County of Kauai.
H. D. WISHARD.
J. MAHIAI KANEAKUA,
County Clerk, County of Kauai.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
At the annual meeting of the Hui
Aina o Haena, on the Gth day of Sept.,
1918, at Haena, Kauai, T. H the fol
lowing officers were elected for one
James K. Apolo President
R. W. Kahea Vice-President
Wm. Werner Secretary
Upai Napuoniole Treasurer
A. Menefoglio Manager
Wm. Hyde Rice Director
W. F. Sanborn Director
Secretary Hui Kuai Aina o Hoena.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
At the annual meeting of the Hui
Kuai Aina o Wainiha, on the 5th day
of Sept., 1918, at Wainiha, Kauai, T.
H., the following officers were elected
for the term of one year, to wit:
James K. Apolo President
Wm. Hyde Rice Vice-President
Hiram K. Kanehe Secretary
Henry Birkmyre Treasurer
Wm. Werner Manager
A. Menefoglio Auditor
R. W. Kahea Director
S. K. Kapua Director
HIRAM K. KANEHE,
Secretary Hui Kuai Aina o Wainiha.
Boys' and youths' straw hats,
valued at $1.50, will be sold out at
50 cents each at J. I. Silva's Eleele
The Koloa Hawaiian Church has
found worthy historians In Rev. Sol.
K. Kaulili and Henry Blake, respec
tively pastor and clerk of the church,
who have compiled a careful and
painstaking history of that church,
running over upwards of a century
of its existence.
During this time there have been
some fifteen pastors whose minis-:
trations are set forth together with
more or less of their personal story,
a discriminating characterization of
them, the changing social, moral and
commercial conditions of life in
Koloa, etc; all with that stately elo
quence and courtesy of style so dear
to the heart of the Hawaiian.
The work covers some sixty-five
closely typewritten pages, Is in clas
sic Hawaiian, and deserves especial
ly the attention of the Kauai His
torical Society, and all those in
terested in the things of by-gono-
FOUND AT THE POST OFFICE IN
Lihue, a bunch of keys. Owner can
have same by proving property and
paying for this ad. Apply Garden
FOUND AT THE POST OFFICE IN
Lihae, a purse containing mono".
Owner may have same by provinc
property and paying for this ad.
Apply Garden Island Office.
The return of a host of children
to school last week Is a serious
lof-s to the agricultural interests of
the Island. Some 150 children have
been In the employ of the Lihue
plantation during vacation, and have
given excellent satisfaction. They
have been especially valuable in the
planting fields; that is work at which
they very quickly become adept.
Many more have been efllcient em
ployers in the canneries where they
have made good money.
Mr. Lucas of Kapaa homesteads will
raise a good deal of produce in the
near future. He is going to take a
chance on cane for a part of his land,
for he has no contract with the Makee
Sugar Company. On the remainder of
his tract he will plant sweet potatoes,
pineapples and corn. Lucas has a
contract with the Hawaiian Canneries
Company for his pineapple crop, and
he should have no trouble in dispos
ing of his corn anil other produce with
the present demand.
M. Nukata, chauffeur, formerly of
Lihue, is now with the Iroua Auto
Stand, on ISeretania St., near Nuuanu.
He has a seven-passenger I'ierce-Ar-row
car and respectfully solicits the
patronage of the Kauai people while
In Honolulu. Telephones 3190 5050.
Anyone found shooting on any of
the Lihue Plantation lands will be
prosecuted to the fullest extent of
R. D. MOLER,
PAUL R. ISENBERG,
Lihue, July 16, 1918. Advertisement
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FOR SALE THREE MILCH COWS
and two calves. Apply at the Lihue
W. H. ZIMMERMAN
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BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
Leaving Kekaha every Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday.
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