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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JULY 13, 1920.
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tertainment. Complete new assortment from
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stored up deposit of these vast flocks
Of birds, collected through the ages,
and now at length being exploited to
fertilize and renew the fields and
farms of the world.
The Ancient Peruvians realized .the
vnlue of this guano, and made use of
I it to a limited degree, but not until it
One of the burning issues Just now ! M been Introduced Into Europe, a hun-
is the nomination campaign expense, j dred yea or 80 was very much
t'nheard of sums, it is claimed, have draught made on the great supply.
been expended by some of the leading Thcn there wa8 a rusn for Peruvian
candidates for nomination running as : uano' and tne mercantile fleets ot
high as half a million dollars. And j tne wor,(1 "oc5ed t0 theBe inhospitable
much good does it seem to have done ' shre9- to load UP from th"90 newly
tllenl, discover mines, that outran in value
The use of any such enormous I those of old and B,lver and Prec,0U8
sums for the preliminary stages of ai8t"es. Between 1851 and 1872 more
presidential election, at first Blght : than ten million tons were taken from
innv. vprv ,iBnirinuB nn,l ..iiirHt one small group of Islands, represent-
graft and corruption on a large scale. J an annual exportation to the value :
And such there may have beenbut 01 op miriy million aoi.
this does not necessarily follow. ! Blele island was lowered more than a
Ostensibly the money is needed for ; hundred feet by the removal of its
thick crown of guano.
ntihllcitv niirnnRPB nnrt tinhllrltv in
so large a country as the United ' wnlIe lnese 8lorea P wcreuon. m
States means a large expenditure. , Rtold centuries have been largely de
There are 30 million registered J P'eted the producing birds have still
voters in the country. To reach each ! remained, and are doing all they can
one of them with campaign literature, to renew the ""PP1?- 80 raPldlv de'
with information, argument, exhorta- v, 8led by tho hand ot man- M has
tion, to say nothing of the personal in- ? found bv careful observation that
fluence of a campaign speech, would in favored places the annual deposit
easily cost 5c ; and 5c for 30 million 1" at the rate ot lncne8' or near,y
people runs to one million and a half 300 pounds per square yard or 725 tons
dollars por acre. It Is evident that an acre
Some of the candidates are well of Producing guano land would be bet
known, they have long been before the ' ter than a small sugar plantation,
public, they, or their friends don't need ! "u ,s evident that a pair of
to do any advertising, such men as "i;uanays" with their off spring pro
Bryan, and McAdoo, and Hoover and ! dce nearly one dollar and fifty cents
Wood. But there are others, who may ; worth of guano per year, which may
be very sound prelential timber acordingly be capitalized conservative
who are very little known by the na- lv at 15 00 a Palr"
tion at large. They must make the The one peculiar advantage ot these
acquaintance ot these 30 million ! coasts and islands of Peru for the
voters: and anvwav that thev can do ' P' eservation of these great stores of
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it will cost money. But they must do
it, or be hopelessly snowed under in
the contest by their better known
guano Is the arid, rainless, desert cli
mate. Any considerable rainfall would
dissolve and leach away the soluble
nitrate beyond recovery. In the best
be absolutely barred out from a
chance at the oftlce, no matter how
good a man he may be; and the first
pre-requisite for nomination even,
will be an independent fortune and a
readiness to spend it on the campaign.
BONANZA OF PERU
The Bank of Hawaii, Ltd.
The office hours at our Kealia
agency are from 9 a. m. to
3 p. m.
We will be -pleased to have you
use this office if you find it convenient.
The one unfortunate asnect of the I 8ano regions it is doubtful if the
matter is that henceforth the man of I B"ano deposits have ever been wet
simple life and moderate means will j from atmosphere moisture. During
the winter months there is more or
less dry fog, but never so much as a
pr.ssing shower, and here the deposits
have the highest per centage of
nitrates 15 per cent more than where
there are occasional slight showers.
The shores and islands where these
deposits are found, are high, and often
nearly inaccessible and there are no
natural harbors. The conditions are
edcntly much like those of the Ha
makua coast and similar devices have
to be used for shipping the guano. The
most common one is the familiar wire
rope landing, which has been very suc
cessful there, and which is probably
the prototype of our own similar
The extraction of the guano is a
very simple process. Generally it is
just a matter of loosening it up with
a pick and then shovelling it into bags,
whence it is shipped aboard the wait
in; vessels. Sometimes a certain
amount of tramway transportation is
necessary, and in some cases it is
transported on pack mules to central
stations or landings.
Apparently the stored up supply of
centuries is pretty well exhausted, and
unless some hidden accumulations
shall be discovered, the heyday of.
Peruvian wealth and prosperity is
over, at any rate the cream of it, and
henceforth the world will have to rely (
on the natural yearly accumulation of
some zu.uuu to au.uuu ions a year, anu
any larger supply will have to
Closely dependent as we are on the
the guano deposits of Peru for tho
nitrate supply for our fields of cane
and pines, we can hardly fail to be in
terested in the conditions and sources
from which this supply comes.
Those who take the National Geo
graphic magazine will have read with
pleasure the fine illustrated article in
the June number entitled: Peru's
Wealth Producing Birds. For the
benefit of those who may not have
seen the article we condense the fol
lowing: As everyone knows the West Coast
of South America, because of its physi
cal conformation, is an arid, unwatered
wilderness where nothing grows, and
no one lives.
This however, docp- not prevent it
from being .occupier! by vast colonies
of sea-birds that find their subsistence
in the nearby ocean but resting and
nesting on the adjacent shores. The
waters of the Pacific ocean all along
these shores are teeming with im
mense shoals of small fish which at
tract and suport various varieties of
sea. gulls in almost increditable num
bers. There are certain small islands
off the coast of Peru, known as. the
Chinchas andthe Ballestas which are
the favorite haunts of Immense flocks
these birds. On one or tiiese islands,
on a space of about an acre 14,000
nests were counted at one time, and on
1 another, a little over two acres in ex
tent, there were 150,000 nests.
The guano of commerce is the
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TIP TOP THEATRE
SATURDAY, JULY 17
look to other sources, probably to the
nitrogen of the air.
PRICE OF SUGAR ANq
BONUS FOR JUNE
. The average price of sugar for June
as computed bythe Planters Associa
tion was 19.80 cents or $395.95 per
ton which will give a bonus rate of
460l,& per cent.
This Is somewhat lower than the
May rates, which were; price 21.17
cents, per ton $423.55.
The average price of sugar since
Novenembr 1, the begnning of the
bonus year has been 13.50 cents.
J. R. Colliijs. consulting refrigera
ing engineer, specializing Ice Cold
Storage, Markets and Refrigerating
Plants. Expert service, results pro
duced. P. O. Box 658, Honolulu, T. II.
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Tuesday, July 20
Wednesday, July 21
Thrusday, July 22
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