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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY AUG. 19, 1919
Rust and decay are the property owner's greatest enemies in
Hawaii. You can combat them successfully by specifying,
wherever metal is to be used in any kind of construction, the
It Resists Rust
Your contractor or dealer has it or can get it.
Honolulu Iron Works Co.
Kapaia Garage Co.
Automobile Repairing And
STORAC.H liATTEHIFS REPAIRED AND RECHARGED
Telephone 258 L
1'. O. Box 23G
White Neolin Soles with low
These shoes aie. neat and fashionable and one of the best shoes
for general wear on the market today.
Manufactures Shoe Store
1051 Fort Street, Honolulu, T. H.
When in Honolulu
Running water In every room; rooms &
singly or with baths; conuortable beds;
close to best restaurants and all car
lines. Highest class service.
Centrally located In the Ihcalrc and bopping ccalcrs.
J. F. CHILD, Proprietor
J. I. SILVA, Prop.
ALWAYS LEADS IN LOWEST PRICES ON
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Mens Furnishings, Cigars and
Tobacco, Notions of all kinds.
MAIN STORE, ELEELE,
PHONE 72 W.
American Ship Building
In 191 0 our merchant marine
was given as eight and one-half
million Ions, only 14 of which was
for foreign trade, while the ret
was either coast wise trade or fish
eries. The youth's Companion
says: During the war statistics
were withheld from the public.
In 1918 however, less than 28
of our sea borne trade came in
American ships, while the exports
carried in' American bottoms, was
a little over 18. This has been
practically the condition of our
foreign trade ever since 1SG5.
After the United States entered
the war we began a frenzied ship
building in order to help get our
troops, supplies etc. across to
France and to feed our allies. The
program was not nearly complet
ed when-the armisticevas signed.
While the increase in tonnage up
to tke present time has been very
great, we do not know the statisti
Lloyd's Register, the British
organization that is the recogniz
ed authority on shipping world
news, reports that at the end of
March there were about 7 mil
mion tons building in all coun
tries, of which 214 million tons
were under construction in Great
Britain, and 4V4 million in the
It will be noticed that the fig
ure just given (44 millions) is
just half of the reported tonnage
of this country in 1910. Such an
increase as that in so short a time
as three years, is striking, but it
is not the whole story. There has
been a great increase between" 1910
and the present time, so that the
the two things together, mean,
when the shipping now under
way is launched, we shall prob
ably have about double the ton
nnge we had "before the war, or
some 10 million tons. Nearly all
of this new tonnoge can be used
for foreign trade for the Coast
wise and fishers trade can use
their old vessels.
America will then be in a. posi
tion to resume, not only her do
mestic trade, but to branch out
;md collect a large share of out
ward foreign trade.
Is she willing to work for this
desirable eud to give foreign
countries the best and cheapest
rates in order to hold her own
and one which we believe America
competition against other ua
tions? It is a great opportunity
aud oe which we believ America
is going to grasp and make the
A Promising New Plant
The U. S. Experiment Station
ahs recently received a small sup
ply of seeds of the Mexican Caco
mite or Tiger Flower Plant. This
plant is both useful and highly
ornamental. It has been much
used by the Mexicans since anci
ent times as a food plant. Seeds of
it have been sent to the Depart
ment of Agriculture for trial in
the southern L'nited States and in
these Islands and other parts hav
ing a tropical or sub-tropical cli
mate where it is believed the plant
may be of use for food production.
It is, however, well worth growing
as an ornamental, entirely aside
from its utility.
Mr. Wilson Poepoe, Agricultu
ral Explorer for the Department
of Agriculture, states that this
species is common on the slopes
of the valley of Mexico, aud is still
used by the Indians to a limited
extent. Doubtless it was of much
greater importance as a food stuff
in ancient times than it is today
The plants multiply rapidly and
require litle cultural rapidly and
When in bloom, thev are verv
beautiful, their flowers varying
from yellow to deep scarlet in
colorAs au ornamental the plant
is already known in the United
States and other countries, but
the use of its bulbs as au article
of food is not common outside of
Mexico. Wheu fully developed
I the bulbs are slightly less than 2
inches in diameter. For eating
they are usually boiled, or par
boiled and fried. When boiled,
they are mealy and have a very
agreeable flavor somewhat sug
gesting that of chestnuts.
When the plants are grown
from seed it requires two seasons
for the bulbs to reach maturity.
Any one desiring to make a
trial of this plant in a small way
should address a request to the
U. S. Experiment Station, stating
when? it is desired to plant them,
and what facilities there are for
giving th'i" care and attention.
So ki! r e supply of seed
lasts, s ackages will be sent
to th' .1 ! !esire them.
TJnwcr ;.t d Company have
come back ,il the Wailea small
mill adherents with emphatic and
mournful warnings of what will
happen to them if they - eke up
the bird in hand for any prob
lematic ones that they think they
see in the woods.
They have recently posted in
the windows of their plantation
stores and elsewhere, a long open
letter in which they call atten
tion to various misconceptions
which the Wailea malcontents
and seceedcrs are cherishing.
Among these misconceptions
they call attention to the fact
that a mill and the necessary
transportation equipment, etc.
will cost not 1400,000 or 500,000
but 800,000 or $1,000,000, and
that it will have to make 12 per
cent on this large sum before any
thing comes to the planter. That
it will be a difficult matter to find
that large sum of money to fi
nance the mill; that their lands
will have to be mortgaged as col
lateral for the mill; that such a
mill will not give anywhere near
the extraction that the llakalau
will does; that not being members
of the H. S. I. A. they will not
participate in the advantages se-
cured by that Association, and
t ill have to market all their sugar
on the Atlantic Coast instead of
S;in Francisco, which will mean
$S extra freight per ton; that
they will be tied up to Trustees,
ami be in bondage to them for 20
The more or less conclusive
moral of which is "you had better
let well enough alone and stay
with us!"' Which perhaps in their
inmost heart of hearts they in
tend to do, but if by means of all
this mill scare, they can leverage
better terms out of llakalau they
will be just that much ahead.
WHY GASOLIXE BOILIXG
P0IXT8 MUST FORM A
Every motorist wants only such
gasoline as will give easy starting
and full power. Really efficient
performance can only be had
from gasoline with a full continu
ous chain of boiling points.
Low boiling points give easy
Parting and high b iling points,
full power. Th-; low boiling
points start the explosion quick-
ly. The gradually rising series
of boiling points from the con
necting links between the higher
and the lower, just like a fuse,
giving ever increasing power and
force to the explosion.
With both high and low boiling
points connected by a gradually
rising series, everything needed
in good gasoilne is produced.
Red Crown is a well known
straight-distilled gasoline with
the full and continuous chain of
boiling points necessary to give
best results. Mixture always have
holes in the power chain.
Land Valuable on Hawaii
A little piece of government
land, some three acres in extent,
recently brought the phenominal
nrice of StiOOO at miblic auction,
a local Chinese merchant running
it up to that price against the
Ilawi mill. It wasn't corner lots
or civic center property either,
but just ordinary land, wanted
by the plantation for quarters.
Having put his hand to the plow,
John Hind, of the Ilawi mill, saw
it through, and now he wonders
what kind of quarters he can
build that will be worthy of so
expensive a site.
The trials of driving in the traffic
prove the quality of Red Crown "
gasoline. Look for the Red Crown
sign before you fill.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Refrigerating and Ice Making Machinery
With Automatic Control
V. J. Burgess
133 Merchant St.
Honolulu,' T. H.
Main Offic and Works