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TOTS OABDBH ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAY IS, 1920
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C HOPPER
HOW MUCH EDUCATION
It is nfundaniental principle of
our American system that every
citizen should be assured of such
an education at public expense as
shall make of him an intelligent
citizen fitted to deal in an intelli
gent way with the various prob
lems which may arise in the ex
ecution of his duties as a citizen.
In other words he should have a
good general education; and it
is incumbent on the state, in its
own self-defense, to see that he
gets this education.
Hut beyond this surely it is not
incumbent on the state to go.
Somewhere along the way between
the fundamentals of everyday
education, which every one should
have, and the special training in
French or Latin, orTrigonometry,
or short hand or millinery that
comparatively few can have, there
should be a point where the state
may say, "Thus far, and no farth
er, at our expense!"
We have in our high schools a
host of pupils who are securing
this more or less professional
training at public expense.
It is of course very commend
able that these pupils may get
this expert education which shall
lit them for their life work, but it
is the question whether it is the
duty of the state to give it to
them ; to turn out expert milli
ners, or short-hand reporters, or
electricians, or veterinarians.
When you once get away from the
fundamental principle of free
education for citizenship only
where are you going to stop? And
the farther you go the farther
you have got to go, until every
vocational fad and fancy is wished
onto the schools, and the financial
burden becomes unbearable.
The place to call a halt is at the
end of the general education for
citizenship. These other things
are very nice,. and very necessary
as a means of personal advance
ment, or personal satisfaction,
but let those who want them pay
for them. Let us confine our free
school service to education for
THE PRICE OF SUGAR
Very commonly people exclaim
over the high price of sugar and
cannot understand why it should
be. This however is more readily
explained and more easily justi
tied than some other high prices,
Sugar is just now coining into
its own, compared with other food
products. The price of sugar has
been held down to artificially low
levels, for two or three years, so
that when the restraint was re
moved it has gone up with a bound.
In the general rise of everything
else, sugar has been a laggard,
and is now making up for lost
"Facts about Sugar" gives a
table showing that there has beeu
a steadiy decline in the worlds
production during the last five or
six years. In 1914 the worlds
production was nearly 21 million
tons, while in 1920 it will be bare
ly 17 million, a drop of nearly
20 per cent.
In addition to this, sugar is a
commodity of steadily growing
demand and one for which there
is practically no substitute, livery
one will have sugar, and nothing
else will do.
The two factors, an increasd
demand, and a shrinking supply,
necessarily mean high prices. And
the prices will remain high, phe
nomenally high, until increased
production catches up with the de
mand. This will take time, per
Order It By Mail!
Our Mail Order Department is excep
tionally well equipped to handle all your Drug
and Toilet wants thoroughly and at once.
We will pay postage on all orders of hO? and
over, except the following:
Mineral Waters, Baby Foods, Glassware
and articles of unusual weight and small
Non-Mail&ble: Alcohol, Strychnine,
Rat poisons, Iodine, Ant poison, Mer
cury Antiseptic Tablets, Lysol, Car
bolic Acid, Gasoline, Turpentine, Ben
zine and all other poisonous or in
If your order is very heavy or contains much
liquid, We suggest that you have it sent by
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
'Service Every Second"
STAXD BY OLD FRIEXDS
The Hawaiian Board is the
lineal descendant of the Mission
ary Fathers. It has grown up with
the needs of the Islands. It has
commanded the respect and sup
port of the community by its faith
ful and efficient work. Its salu
tary and beneficial influence is
hniore than ever needed now, and
more than ever it is equipped to do
the work that is to be done.
In the manifold demands for
money for various causes and
agencies, some of them clamorous
and insistent, don't forget the old
friends, the tried friends, the
friends who have made good.
The Centennial Fund drive will
be on next week, May 23-30. Don't
forget ; don't neglect ; dont turn it
FAR, FAR AWAY
Wireless from Omaha brings the
astonishing news that a big de
partment store there has just an
nounced a flat reduction of 30 per
cent in prices, and that three
other stores have made similar re
ductions Would that we lived
in Omaha, but the cost of get
The Rexal Store
Box 426 Honolulu
By way of justification for the
increase in passenger rates be
tween the Islands and the coast, it
is pointed out that the new rates
are lower than those on the Atlant
ic. The Pacific rate is 6.25 cents
a mile, while the Atlantic rate is
8.1 cents a mile.
It is interesting to note that the
Inter-Island rate beats them both
9.75 cents a mile, or over, for the
flip from Honolulu to Nawiliwili.
Wall & Dougherty Ltd. '
Jewelers and Silversmiths
Diamonds' Jewelry, Watches
Mail orders given prompt attention
Goods sent on memorandum to reliable
Let us reconstruct and repair your
SEE nil FROM THE
J Flights made every day from the field at Waipouli Race Track
t BASIC RATE, Per Trip : : : $10.00
STUNT RIDES : ; $25.00
Appointments for flying trips can be made at the Garden Is
Sunday appointments must be made before 10 o'clock.
Children's Day, next Saturday, $5.00 a Ride
Kentucky Herefords and Holsteins
High Class Registered Cattle, Range Bulls, Heard Bulls and
Females of the best type and blood lines, at attractive prices.
Stallions and Jaqks of the finest breeds In their various classes.
Our Mr. H. L. Low is now on the Islands, booking orders and
can accept a few more to complete a carload lot... You will
save considerable in transportation if you
Get prices and particulars from Mr. H. L. Low, care of T. H.
Davies & Co., Honolulu, T. H., or W. H. Shipman, Hiio Hawaii.
GILTNER BROTHERS Eminence, Ky.
W. J. HARRIS, Supt.
Exporters of Livestock for Twenty Years
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
HONOLULU and HILO
Sugar Factors and Commission Merchants
IMPORTERS OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Builders' Hardware Crtxikery Glassware Silverware
Sporting Goods Fishing Tackle Firearms Ammunition
Refrigerators Spark Tint's Flashlights
Varnishes Brushes ' Oils Greases
Saddlery Koofing Trunks Suit Cases
Fancy and Staple Lilies, Feed, etc.
Toilet Supplies Stationery etc. etc. T
Writers of Fire, Marine, Compensation, Automobile and Miscellaneous
Canadian-Australian Royal Mail Steamship Line
Upon application information will be cheerfully furnished in regard .to any T
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Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
DETOR & ELIE
Manufacturing Jewelers and Watchmakers
Platinum and Diamond Pieces
Made to Order
Call for Memorandum Goods
HOTEL AND FORT STREETS
HONOLULU. T. H.
Copyright Hart Scbaflncr & Marx
Silva's Toggery, Honolulu,
The last word in
Novelty Low Shoes
They are just received from the factory and are the prettiest
shoes that we have seen for a long time. Made with .turn soles,
long narrow toes and slender French heels.
Buckles of different designs to suit the individual taste.
Black Satin 88.50 to $12.50
White Satin 10.00
Silver Cloth 12.50
White Kid 12.50 to 15.00
Black Suede 15.00
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. Highest class service.
Ccairally located la the theatre aadaboppUg ccaler.
J. F. CHILD, Proprietor
oi our ones in wiiicn you may ue interested.