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title: 'The Garden Island. (Lihue, Kauai, H.T.) 1902-current, October 14, 1919, Page 4, Image 4',
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THE GARDEN fSLAND, TUESDAY. OCT. 14, 1919
Nawiliwili Garage, Ltd.
Ilring your Oar to us when it
needs to be ''Fixed Up'' or Ke
paired. We guarantee the most
reliable work : The best of mater
ials and our prices are as reason
able as present eosts will allow.
We have the necessary equipment
with competent workman to do
the work as it should be done and
to give you prompt attention at
all times. When you are inter
ested in a new ear we solicit an
opportunity to show and demon
strate our cars
Ma.viniuin Service at
?10.;!0 Stock of Paris
Rejxiililiy ill (ill its Ufillirlirf
; News Notes From
A'owff far Away and Different
Kona is farther away than any
oilier part of the Islands and more
decidedly different. The lines of
communication run more natural
ly as well as more frequently to
llilu ,and ten people probably go
there to one who goes to Kona.
lu llilo you know that you are
in Hawaii; the characteristic ear
marks are all there, but in Kona it
is more or less like being in an
otherf country. People live at a
considerable elevation where the
road runs through a wooded coun
try. They live more or less in
rural seclusion' on places some
what widely separated from one
another, not in towns or villages,
and not on plantal ions, as is so
common elsewhere on the Islands
in rural sections.
Cool and (Juict
The climate is as dill'ereut as
the country, always cool, or even
cold, at night. warm during the
day but cool in the shade, with no
trade winds and not much wind
of any kind.- The trees grow
straight and tall with no slant to
leeward away from the wind. The
foundation is rock everywhere
but with 'abundant cover of vegi
talioii to hide it from view.
The norncil rainfall is of the
Ki-wai. or Naulu type, l.rilliant,
clear, sparkling forenoons that
glow sultry and darken up to
ward nodi!, with a tropical down-
I . 'in- in the afternoon, which
ck-ars I't'f for a beautiful evening
j, ?-strut ami Dn ami)
j It is a restful, dreamy
' 1 land, of the niaiivana tvpe. where
i j people, seem not to have very much
' to do, or if they have they do it
j very leisurely.
The roads are rockv. narrow.
and winding, closely encroached
on the either side by abounding
Punning streams there are none
absolutely. AVater for all pur
poses must be stored in tanks and
CcprrUHi Had Sctuflncr & Marx
Silva's Toggery, Honolulu.
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K. C. Hopper News Agency
Subscriptions received for
Magazines, Newspapers and Periodicals
from all parts of the world.
Foreign and Domestic
Patronize Home Industry and Save Money
The T?cJ Crown sign marks
"Thf Gasoline of Quality." It
csbures dependable results.
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A h?f.-irs vf.-u fit'.
STAJJD.r.D c:l company
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The I'inrnl Tree on the f-slanih
It seems to be the natural home
of everything that grows without
cultivation, and the finest speci
mens of tall and stately trees to
be found anywhere are there. The
nionkeypod, the liuest of the im
ported trees, is thoroughly at
home in Kona, and there are mag
nificent spcimens everywhere, and
such trees of lehua, kukui and
kaniani as may not be seen any
where else are abundantly in evi
dence here, not only large, but
shapely and well balanced. On the
lower stretches the prickley pear
cactus is most at home, and the
guava is found everywhere.
Coffee is Khiy
C'oitce is the main industry of
Kona. Of late years it has fallen
largely into the hands of the Ori
' entals, who alone, with the except
j ion of the Portuguese, have fami
lies large enough to pick the crops
This year, strange to say, the croj
is a phenoiiiinal one the slender
branches of the trees are bcadei
j just as tdose as thev can stick with
I ( lusters of ripening berries, ;m
j bending to the ground under tin
i burden. The eroii threatens to far
j outrun the facilities for picking.
.. 1 ! - -1 i .
.cconmigi.v a universal aim in
sisteiit request has come before
the school authorities, to change
the school year so that the child
i(ii may be relieved from school
during the picking season; other
wise the planters say that their
crops will be lost. It is a cry of
such evident distress that the
schools cannot turn a deaf ear to
it. and plans are being made to
meet the reipiesi. The children will
earn as much as sj.llt) a day at
this work at which they are al
most as ellicieiit as grown-ups.
117 Make Kona Jlieh
Those who know say tlic.t if the
phenoiiiinal crop can be harvested
it will put nil Kona "on easy
street." and make up foi many
lean years in Iho past. IJy a for
tunate coincidence the prices are
abnormally high now, so that
Kona is doubly in luck.
The Land of the h'anch
While (oll'cc is the main indust
ry,' it is not the only one by any
means. The cowboy with his
sturdy mount, his lasso and his
spurs, is everywhere in evidence
suggesting the importance of cat
tle raisin;1, and there are several
large and prosperous ranches, as
well as many small holdings, and
large quantities of live stock are
shipped to Honolulu. If
Ueing on the lee side, with
smooth, still water always, it is
the land of fish, and phenomenal
hauls are an almost daily occur
).,.)!,(. so large sometimes that
thev cannot be taken care of.
Ii ied lish is a regular Kona pro
1 the Fruits of the
(laritt ii of I'.den
Kona is the land of choice and
abundant fruit. IOIsewhere on the
islands the bane of fruit culture
js the windstorm, that strips the
trees of lh.wers and setting fruit
just at the nine mat tney need to
he in pence and quietness; and the
rich, dark soil of Ihe decomposing
a -a Hows, rocky though it be, pro
duces fruit of ihe richest quality
and the liuest Jlavor.
It is the home of the chirinioya
or custard apple, said to be the
apple of the Garden of lMen, it is
so line a fruit, while the liner and
rarer kinds of Hawaiian bananas
thrive there as nowhere else, and
are continually being shipped to
ihe Honolulu market. Kona or
anges have bein famous from time
immemorial far superior to Cali
fornia orangis, at any rate to the
taste of the Kona people. Even the
prickley pear, which is only tit for
pigs elsewhere, is in favor in Kona
lor salads, iiiey nave a ciioice
yellow variety which they bang on
and recommend for this purpose.
1'apavas, grapes, lius, mangoes,
alligator pears, etc. are all of the
very liuest, so that the Kona peo
ple have become epicures and connoisseurs.
77(C Kona Siyhtinyale
This is the home of the donkey,
known to local fame as the "Kona
nightingale." The one privilege
which he insists on is the right to
stop, whenever the fancy takes
him, and lift up his voice in a
mighty and long-continued bray
that tills the landscape. That is.
his one prerogative and it is recog
nized by everyone all traffic just
has to wait until he has relieved
Nordberg Corliss Engines
High Efficiency High Economy
Built in all familiar styles.
Horizontal, Vertical, Simplex, lUiplcx, from 50 h.p. up;
Tandem Compound, Cross Compound.
Multiple expansion to the largest size made.
Catton, NeiH & Co., Ltd.
Queen and Alakea Kts. Honolulu
Up-to-date Livery, Draying and Hoarding Stable and .Auto
BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,
Leaving Kekalia every Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday.
ARRIVING AT THEIR DESTINATION IN THREE HOURS
ALFRED GOMEZ, Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea P. O. Box 71
TERRITORIAL MESSENGER SERVICE
TAKES OKI) KRS FOR ALL KINDS OF
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Work
SKXD BY PARCEL POST TO
1112 UNION ST.
We are in business to serve you and wish you to associ
ate yourself with us and secure the advantage of our experi
ence and judgment in financial matters; to make our offices
your headquarters for financial transactions; to have
you feel that we appreciateyour patronage and that you are
under no obligation in consulting with us about any mat
ter of a financial nature or relative to real estate, trusts or
j Henry Waterhcuse Trust Company, Ltd., Honolulu
Xot so Stupid
The Kona donkey is by no
means as stupid as that minimal
is generally supposed to be. He
has learned the Nvays of the coll'ee
business, and can go home with
his load and return for another,
all by himself. He is slow but
sure, and will carry a big load
.'!()() pounds being the normal bur
lHynified Social Life
Social life in Kona is of that
diguilied, quiet and hospitable
kind that prevails in a patriarch
al community, somewhat like that
of the South in its palmy days.
Living more or less widely sep
arated on estates or self-contained
homes, people do not meet as fre
quently as in closer communities,
in a casual way, but when they do
call on one-another it is more of
an event, with more of the flavor
of a generous hospitality.
New Garments Cost Real Money
Tin-re are earmcnts hanging on the lieok your Clothes Closet that
arc better material i cili.'iis, than you c.m afford to pay today.
Send your old ones to us, we restore their usefulness
and save you money.
I. A HAP IE, Prop. Honolulu.
It seems that New York is un-
derlaid with precious stones. It is
one of the richest little tracts iiii
the world. The largest garnet on!
record, says the Youths' Company
ion, was found in 1NS," at the cor-
ner of Seventh Avenue and Thirty
fifth street. Aquamarines, tour
malines, smoky-quartz crystals,
clear-quartz crystals, topazes and;
opals, have all been found in the!
ledges along liroadway. The trou
ble is the property above theni is
so very valuable that it will never
pay to get them out.
Honolulu Music Co. Ltd.
JAMES W. BERGSTROM, Manager
Ampico Reproducing Pianos, Kriabe, Fis
her, Haines and Kroeger Pianos, Victor
and Columbia Machines and Recorcs.
Latest Sheet Music and Player music rolls,
Pianos and Player Pianos on small month
ly payments. Pianos tuned and repaired
and rented by Jack Bergstrom, Kauai
Honolulu. Music Co. Ctd.
Telephone - - Lihue Hotel.