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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUEf DAY AUG. 26, 1919
Itust mid decay are the property owner's greatest enemies in
Hawaii. You can coinhat them successfully hy 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.
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Automobile Repairing And
STORAGE BATTERIES KEI'AIUEl) AND RECHARGED
Telephone 258 L
P. O. Box 23G
White Neolin Boles with low
These shoes uie 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; comfortable beds;
close to best restaurants and all car
lines. Illahest class service.
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J. F. CHILD, Proprietor
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The Crowd That
Goes a Fishing
Ahukini by the sea, is the popu
lar outing place for a gpod ninny
people (hiring these days, or rath
er evenings, of the mil of ala-lau-wa.
Taking advantage of the half
holiday on Saturday a great
throng of fisher men, women and
children, gathered there iu the
early afternoon, and with many
fresh accessions, remained there,
busily plying rod and line well
into the .night. Not only was
the wharf crowded to repletion,
but the rocky cliffs adjoining as
well. As darkness fell, the landiug
nian kindly .turned on the electric
lights, which made the whole place
as blight as day a weirdly beau
tiful scene, even tho the crowd
there didn't know it. Some peo
ple think that this is the best
time to fish, but anytime, night
or day, there are plenty of them.
It was just a matter of baiting
the hooks and pulling them out;
if you had ten hooks on your
line you got ten fish at n time.
The most ardent and patient
fishermen got bags full, even wo
men and children got them by the
biig. "To what end this reckless
waste of fish?" Some one will
ask. Not at all! This fish is all
taken hoine and spread out, or
rather hung out, to dry, and each
one of these little tish will do
something to swat the high cost
of living in the next few weeks.
As the evening runs on, and the
children show signs of sleepiness
the Dean of the Landing, who has
been keeping an eye on things,
conies round and suggests that
it is time to go home, whereupon
the fisher folk gather up their
catch, shoulder their rods, and
trudge away home; then the
lights go out, and peace and
darkness reign ove- the swashing
seas once more.
This sort of thing appeals most
strongly and persistently to the
Ilawaiians and the Filipinos,
who make up the majority of the
crowd. To them it is recreation
and business as well.
t ILL-HULL, OlUKti
J. I. SILVA, Prop."
; ALWAYS LEADS IN LOWKST PRICES ON
j Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Mens Furnishings, Cigars and
Tobacco, Notions of all kinds.
MAIN STOKE. EI.EELE,
PHONE 72 V.
Disposition of the Railways
The plan of lite administration
to return the various railway
systems lo their owners about
January of V.V20, is strenuously
opposed by the railway operatives
themselves, who declare that this
will perpetuate and accentuate
the unbearable evils that have
been growing up for generations.
They propose, and urgently
recommend a plan of their own,
deYised by their legal counsel, G.
K. Plumb, of Chicago, hence
known as the "Plumb" plan,
which is substantially as follows:
The government shall take over
permanently all the existing rail
ways of the Ignited States, pay
ing for the same with bonds.
These roads as a whole will then
be leased to an operating corpor
ation fo be managed by a Board
fof Directors, one third of whom
shall be appointed by the Presi
dent, one third by the executive
officers, of the railroads, and one
third by the wage earners of the
same. This Hoard is to operate
the roads iu the interest of all
concerned, the profits to be divid
ed equally between the govern
ment and the operating corpora
tion. The significant purpose of this
plan is that the operatives may
participate in the profits.
Simply to raise the wages of
railway operatives from time to
time, as the result of much insis
tent clamoring, or even violence,
is only a temporary makeshift,
a sop to the impatience of the oper
atives, which settles nothing, and
forms a basis for fresh dissatis
faction. This new plan will give
them a direct and vital interest
in the ronduct of the roads, and
will thus stimulate them to the
The tripartite Directorate is
supposed to insure an equitable
regard for all the interests in
volved, viz, the public, the man
agement, and the operative inter
ests; to farther safeguard the in
terests of the public the whole
enterprise would remain, as now.
under the Interstate Commission.
This plan has the backing of
all the vaviousRailway Brother
hoods of the I'nited States of five
different orders or unions, aggre
gating some 1( Brotherhoods, and
doubtless represents, the careful
and well considered conclusions
of large interests that must be
considered, and will increasingly
make themselves a power to be
If realized, this plan will inau
gurate a new radical departure
in railway management and con-
Jtrol that will be almost revolu
Honey in Hawaii
The honey business is one of
the minor industries of Hawaii
which is assuming larger propor
tions since the close of the war.
Before the . war most of our
honey went to Germany, and of
course the outbreak of the war
dislocated this trade- beyond re
covery, so that the honey business
was badly backset.
With the return to peace, how
ever, the business has much more
than recovered, prices are high
and the demand increasing.
The pre-war export was about
f.'O.OOO a year, last year's ex
port was $102,000 aud this year's
will be much more. These com
parative figures indicate not an
Increased amount .exported, but
tin increased price value.
We export on an average about
500 tons a year, about 150 of
which comes from Kauai.
Very little, if any of it is suit
able for table use; mostly it is
of the lower grades suitable only
for use in cooking, for candy,
pastry etc. for which purposes it
is superior to sugar.
The quality of Hawaiian honey
is very much depreciated by its
adulteration with what is known
as "honey dew," an exudation
from sugar cane aud other plants,
especially abundant in leaf-hopper
infested fields, smeared over
the leaves and stalks of the cane.
The bees collect this in large
quantities, suid it is perfectly
good for their purposes, but
makes a dark, rank honey, entire
ly unfit for table use. This is
the reason why it is next to im
possible to get any good honey
from those regions where cane is
grown. This also is the reason
why the best honey comes from
such isolated and backward is
lands as Lanai and Molokai,
the bes are driven to the use of
flower nectar, and not the easily
available honey dew.
Htrunge to say, however, this
unattractive and unappetizing
honey dew product can be clari
fied by a simple process which
makes it the equal of, or even su
perior to, the finest grades of bot
tled table honey. This process,
which has not yet been commer
cially iKVfeclcd, is an Island dis
covery, which bids to be of great
value to the business since it will
probably double the value of the
If the bees are all through your
house, and the black, rank honey
leaks down on your table, or per
haps into your bed, don't be put
out! It will be manna from
Heaven for you one of these days
when this clarification process is
New Fruit Possibilities
1 N. Meyer, valuable and com
mercial plant collector for the IT,
S. Government, spent nine years
in Central and Eastern Asia
especially China, and secured for
horticulture many valuable trees,
vegetables and fruits which will
be of the greatest possible benefit
to Hie world.
Among them there are some
which may be of value to us here
in Hawaii. One is the Yang tuo,
a fruit which grows on a vine and
combines the flavor of gooseberry,
rhubarb, pineapple and guava. It
is ii subtropical fruit and would
probably thrive here, as do sev
eral other Chinese fruits.
Another appetizing possibility
is the Chinese jujube, which has
the quality of a most delicious
Persian date. The Chinese jujube
is a good sized tree, fruiting early
and bearing profusely, large clus
ters of. the most luscious plums
which may be eaten fresh or dried.
Orchards of them are growing suc
cessfully in California. Someone
on .li t to introduce them to Ha
waii. Still another of these Oriental
discoveries is the Chinese persim
mon, a seedless fruit somewhat
like an apple, of a deep orange
color, and when thoroughly ripe,
most delicious. This, too, is grow
ing successfully in California.
One. power chain
"Red Crown" lias a contin
uous uniform chain of boil
ing points which gives easy
starring, power and mileage.
Mixtures have "holes" in
the chain. Look for the Red
Crown sign before you fill.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
The Home Insurance Company of
Hawaii, Ltd., announce the ap
MR. CHARLES B. GRAY
as their agent for the Island of
Kauai with offices at Kapaa.
Insurance Written for
Fire, Automobile, Compensation Disabil
ity, and Accident. Also agent for Western
States Life Insurance Co.
Place your Insurance with the Local
Agent for your Home Company