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More car owners use GOODYEAR tires and tubes' than any other kind?
Why is it? More automobile manufacturers equip the cars they
build with Goodyear tires, than any other kind?
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KEEP YOUR PICTURES IN
It preserves them for future en
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35c to $10.25.
Special Attention to Orders by
HONOLULU PHOTO SUPPLY CO.
1059 Fort Street , . Honolulu
W. M. MULL1N
Acetylene and LIHUE HOTEL
Electric Welding Kauai.
Wholesale and Retail Groceries
wijr uuuua ui tin urcsenpuons.
MO newspaper can succeed with
out advertislngr, therefore wo
solicit the patronage of our readers
for those who by their advertising
help to make this paper jgoMibk,
Why is it? Nearly all the world's fa
mous racing drivers show a marked pre
ference for Goodyear?
Why is it? More dealers sell Good
year tires and tubes than any other kind?-
Tlie reason is that The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Com
pany is trying to serve the public in the fullest sense and
car owners automobiles manufacturers, racing drivers
and the better class of dealers know it and are clamor
ing for their products.
They are having a hard time keeping up with the demand
But our stocks are in good condition.
The Bank of Hawaii, Ltd.
The office hours at our Kealia
agency are from 9 a. m. to
3 p. in.
We will be pleased to have you
use this offlco if you find it convenient.
THE GARDEN ISLAND PUBLISHING 0., LTD.
Up-To-Date Printers, Bookbinders and Publishers of
THE GARDEN ISLAND
A Weekly Newspaper Issued Tuesdays.
Entered at the Postofiice at Lihue, Hawaii, as Second-class Matter.
Subscription Rates: Per Year, $2.50
Six Months, , 1,50
Three Mouths. , 1.00
Subscriptions Payable in Advance.
Space Advertising Rates on Annual Contracts. 75 cents pe
Inch per Month.
K. C. HOPPER,
A VALUABLE TREE
The lltchl is a valuable tree. The
Afong heirs In Honolulu are reported
to bo drawing down a yearly retal of
$500 for their one tree at their old
homestead place up Nuuanu. With
this in mind fresh lltchl seeds are in
READ THE GARDE
To the Japanese Residents of Lihu
The undersigned takes this means of
expressing his appreciation to the
Japanese residents of Lihue district
for the expression of their regard, sig
nified in the presentation of the beau
tiful gold watch and chain.
(Sgd.) Dr. E. N. YOUNG,
Twenty-t.vo elegant rooms
In Main Building
Three Airy Cottages
Cuisine unexcelled in country
W. H. Rice, Jr.,
Between the seed, however, and any
bucIi large returns a great many years
must intervene. The Afong tree is 30
or 40 years old. But, it is Just as
well to plant them even though you
don't enjoy the fruit.
It is not to bo surprised that other
sugar countries are dealing with the
conditions and problems that now face
Hawaii. From a recent article in the
Survey we.condonso the following:
A hundred years ago or so, Jamaica
was a prosperous country growing
rich out of the sugar business. Then
came the German bounty system
which furnished sugar to the rest of
tho world at about half Its ordinary
cost, and Jamaica went bankrupt.
Now again Jamaica is on the crest of
a monstrous wave of phenomenal suc
cess. In January of this year the Ja
maica planters estimated that there
was a tidy profit in 4 cents a pound,
and now they ro getting perhaps five
Jtmalca Is a small producer, mak
ing some 50,000 or 60,000 tons a year,
while Cuba turns out CO to 80 times
that amount, so that tho conditions
dominant in Jamaica are ten fold more
so In Cuba.
Labor is a much discussed subject
and the price of it is a matter of end
less controversy. Colored boys would
meet the master in the road and polite
ly ask that their wages bo doubled,
which, however, when reduced to fi
gures doesn't sound quite so calamit
ous, for women in Jamaica were
breaking stone at' twenty cents a day
cents. Moreover there were more
money' and automobiles in the island
than ever before, and rapidly- accumu
and laborers drawing thirty to forty
latlng wealth. The objection to the
payment of higher wages didn't seem
lo bo based so much upon a fear that
the increase Would eat up present prof
its as upon the anticipation that once
wages should go .up, they could not
be brought down again when the mar
gin of pVofit narrowed. Notwith
standing this expectation of smaller
profits in the future, large investments
are now being made in new mills, upon
the conviction that for five years to
come sugar prices will be high a con
viction based on the proposition that
it will So that long before labor con
ditions in middle Europe will enable
the beet growers to reestablish them
selves. In the Cuban cane fields a day's
journey from Jamaica, men wero get
ting three to six dollars a day and
were in great demand. A steady
stream of Jamaica Negroes, two or
three thousand a month, were going
from Kingston to Santiago de Cuba on
schooners and converted yachts.
At Santiago the immigrants were
gathered together by labor agents and
j delivered to the plantations at so much
a head. On tho midnight train' out of
Santiago were hundreds of them
shepherded by an extremely tall Negro
In a long tailed coat, who tallied and
check with great energy, and finally
gathered his charges together and un
loaded them at a desolate station.
The train was bound for. Havana on
the Cuban Central Railroad and when
tho sun came up was traveling through
the great central plain of Cuba. If the
flow of sugar had grown from a rivu
let in tho Jamaica mountains to a
brook in the Kingston plain, It had
grown to a great river In Cuba. On
either side of the railroad are fields
of sugar cane fringed far off by a lino
of forest, and sometimes by the soft
blue sky itself. Occasionally the fields
are broken by stretches of woods
made up of slim, pale trees which em
phasizo the fact that this eastern end
Beyond Camaguey near the center
of the island is new sugar country.
of the island there is a new town, and
back ot it about a mile from tho sta
tion is a mill an amorphous pale gray
mass, piled up against a spotless blue
sky. It is a moderate sized mill as
mills go in Cuba, but it could mill half
tho Jamaica crop. It starts going in
December and keeps going until June
or July, and feeds on 20,000 acres of
At tho outermost rim of the estate
was a stretch of a thousand acres cul
tivated individually by a young Cuban,
23 years of age. His estimated net
profits as of January wore somo two
hundred thousand dollars for the work
of a year and a half. There wero stor
ies similar to his to bo picked up in
smoking cars, and in hotel lobbies; in
fact they constituted the major sub
ject of conversation everywhere in the
The area under cultivation in tho
provinco of Camaguey Is said to have
increased from some 50,000 acres, five
years ago, to 500,000 as of this year.
, Now stretches of forest are being cut
down every day, and thojand planted
( with cane, which in tho new soil needs
' no cultivation. New banking institu
tions havo come Into Cuba and branch
banks are Opening in small towns that
heretofore had no need for banking
facilities. Two years ago Cuba need
cd the assistance, of tho United States
financially, in order to move her crop.
Today she has money enough to- tako
card of herself. It was assorted gen
orally in Cuba that at the end of this
year's sugar campaign, which is the
term used to describe tho harvesting
and milling of the crop, there would
bo more millionaires per capita In tho
island than In any other place in the
world. Cuba used to be known as tho
pearl ot the Antilles. It is known to
day as the sugar bowl ot tho world. It
will soon be known aa tho Now Treas
We may not be happy at home about
sugar, but we can certainly assure our
selves that the ill wind is blowing
good for someone. However, the ques
tons we are most interested in are,
Why is sugar so much higher than
heretlforo, and When it will como
back to normal. One of the reasons
for tho high price has already been
given. When this reason will cease
to operate, no one can definitely tell.
Tho best fields of Franco were fought
over. In Germany, Austria and Po
land labor is difficult to get for tho
cultivation ot the fields and for the
harvesting of tho crop. Coal is hard
to get for the mills, likewise because
of the labor shortage.
It is difficult to calculato when the
situation will return to a stable basis,
the factors os supply and demand are
so largo and the element ot variation
so extensive. The consumption in tho
Unitod States may vary nearly a mil
lion tons a year, an item large enough
in itself to upset all calculations. At
present with the 1920 Cuban crop Into
coming into this country, there is
sugar enough to go round, but the
milling season is over in Juno and an
other shortage this fall is possible. If
this occurs, tho price will go skyrock-
eting, for the restraining influence ot
the Sugar Equalization Board which
kept the situation under control last.
fall will be removed. However, the '
Hawaiian crop will start coming in in J
July and our own beet root crop will
begin to come into the market in
October or November, and some op-:
timists lookfor a quick revival this
summer of tho German beet root in
dustry. LETTERS FROM A CADET
The Presidio, San Francisco
At last we aro settled in our bar
racks and started on our routine. Re
veille blows at 6 a. m. when we get
up, dress, and have halt an hour of
setting .up drill. Then breakfast make
up our beds and clean the room, and
then go down to an hours drill. After
that we are free to do as we like. To
morrow we go across the bay to Fort
.Barry to do some target practice.
This certainly is a grand life, the
cold air makes you feel like a million
dollars; the "chow" here Is the best I
have over tasted. We all hear about
the bad "eats" that the army gets, but
it's not true, we have better meals
hero than even at home.
Wo go to town some of tho evenings
and make the round of the shows.
Say, talk about pretty girls! They
sure have some dandy ones here!
With cheeks as though they had spill
ed red paint on them.
Yesterday wc went across tho Bay
to Idora Park and had a fine time. In
the evening we went to Oakland to
see tho competition of the R. O. T. C.
boys here. We have them "skinned
a mile" in drill and everything. They
are puny little pale-faced guys, a lit
tle over five feet, half ot them wear
Have just returned from church,
where to my surprise, we had a fine
time. It was a mcthodlst church,
and you know they have a lot of
"pep." After church they took us to
the dining room below, and gave all
the sailors and soldiers a fine meal.
They had some of the finest lemon pie
I have ever tasted.
The soldiers hero have no fault to
find, for they aro treated like kings.
Tho Y. M. C. A. here gives them al
most everything they want, while
there are dances given for them every
Wednesday night. This kind of,
treatment is good for everybody all
round, for the local community, as
well as the boys. It fosters a good
feeling which prevents the soldiers
from doing the "rough-housing" that
they would naturally do.
By the way I havo had a funniest
experience that has ever happened.
While at the church I spoke of, ono of
the old methodist cranks came up to
me, to shako hands etc. and asked me
whore I was from. I replied "Ha
waii." He seemed to havo only the
vaguest idea where it was, and asked
me if wo were as bad cannibals as
people said. I saw that he was tho
believing kind so I told him that con
ditions were certainly very bad there,
that there were no churches here, and
that they went around naked and
hungry, looking for somebody to cat,
and that wo wero all Bons of Igorote
chiefs. After 1 got started, some of(
tho other boys came up and helped me
along. Wo soon had quite a crowd 1
about us. He was quite indignant'
said that he would try to have some Capitol Building, Honolulu, T. H.
I missionaries sent over, so bo on tho C. T. BAILEY,
lookout for them! j Commissioner of Public Lands.
Nobody hero seems to know much ' Datod at Honolulu, June 23, 1920.
! about Ihe. Islands, and will swaJtfaPtfne "STf Giy 6, 13,' zT" w "
most anything' you toll them.
Thursday night tho glee club, andv
the musical' one's of tho bunch gave a
recital hero at tho "Y," while tho rest
ot us did the manual ot arms to tho
tUho of Yankee Dobdlo. It was great
ly apreclated mid we had to do it over
, Many people think wo aro Filipinos,
and would como and question mo on
that basis, finally I got so tired of
bolng called a Filipino companion of
tho Hawaiian boys, that when somo
one asked me If I was a Filipino like -tho
rest ot them, I would uncork a lot
of jargon, and end It with "Me no
Everyone Is shoctfed about the
school system in the Philippines which
doesn't teach the people td speak
There is a lot of excitement now
over the elections and crowds throng
the streets watching the bulletin
boards. Personally I should like to
see Hoover got it, but I am afraid that
Yesterday wo went to Palo Alto In
an army truck, and went all over tho
Stanford University grounds. Major
Clarke certainly is good to us, and is
doing his best to give us a good tlmo
before we go into the hard work at
camp. Ho is a fine man, quiet, un
assuming, but of sturdy character, and
a kindly, courteous gentleman.
Some of us long resident on the
Island, can recall tho time when
there were great stretches of open
country with no fences, where one
', could wander at will. Gradually
these open spaces have been closed
in, as the domain of sugar and
pines has grown
Anfl fl lagt remlinJng
, , , .....
l)en stretcu of ay extent 18 bein8
closed up, and cultivated fields
'are taking the place of the open
kuln, viz. the Moloaa Hui stretch.
The Hundley tract at the near end
is being put into cultivation. Be
yond a Japanese Hui tract, leased
from J. K. Apolo, is closed up.
This is followed by a' Kilauea
Plantation stretch, which finally
adjoins the Hawaiian Canneries 2
Makai of the road there are no
pines as yet,- but nearly every
thing is fenced in and cultivation
is the logical solution of the grow
ing lautaua problem.
The Hawaiian home, the Ha
waiian small farmer, the Hawaii
an fisherman have practically
gone from the landscape in spite
of the fact that these broad lands
Nvere the property of a host of in
dependent Hawaiiaus a couple of
NOTICE OF SALE OF
RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY
At 10 o'clock, A M., Monday, July
26th, 1920, at the front door of the
capitol Building, Honolulu, T. H..
there will be sold at public auction to
the highest bidder, the following des
cribed government land:
A right of way between Lihue and
Anahola, Kauai, being 50,304 feet in
length and varying in width from 20
to 40 feet, and containing a total area
of 35 acres, more or less, of which 17
acres are cane land and 18 acres are
waste land. Upset price $6,040. Terms
The above described right of way
will be sold and may be used for rail
way purposes only, and subject to the
condition that if the whole or any por
tion of said right of way shall be used
fnr nthpr thnn rnllwnv nnrnNcoa ihn
title to same shall immediately revert
to and revest in the Territory, and
subject to tlje further condition that
the railway operating over the abovo
described right of way shall become
ind remain a common carrier and
subject to all Territorial laws relating
to public utilities in the Territory of
The above right of way will be sold
subject to the right reserved in tho
Government to grant to other parties
tho privilege of crossing said right of
way with such flumes, pipe lines,
power lines, roads, ditches and such
other rights of way as it may deem
advisable, provided such crossing or
crossings shall not interfero with the
operation of the railway over said
right of way.
The purchaser shall pay the costs
of advertising and other charges in
connection with the Bale of this right
For further particulars apply at the
, tofflco of the Sub Agent Mr. O. W.
Sahr' Lihue, Kauai, or at tho office ot
the Commissioner of Public Land.