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r THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, AUG. 24, 1920
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because it costs a
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but it lasts.
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ply the fact that weather cannot disintegrate a fine, solid iron of
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Ordinary iron is flaky and the chemical impurities combine with
salt, rain and sun to quickly tear it to pieces.
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The Civic Convention
And its Program
Have the civic organizations of
this community any suggestions to
offer for the program of the forth
coming Eighth Annual Civic Conven
tion in Hilo in September? This la
the query of Dr It. B. Elliot, Homer
L. Hoks. and Rev. J. Lamb Doty of
Hilo, who make up the sub-committee
At a recent meeting of the Hilo
Board of Trade, which has the care
of the convention In hand, it was
determined to limit the activities of
this year's meeting to business only
With this end in view the program
committee had prepared a tentative
program, copies of which have been
forwarded to various civic bodies
throughout the territory, with re
quests that suggestions for additions
be forwarded immediately.
The program as tentatively drawn
is as follows:
Eighth Annual Civic Convention
Hilo, Hawaii, Sept. 23 to 25, 1920
. "BUILDING A BETTER HAWAII" ,
1: General Aspects of social Wel
fare Work in This Territory.
2: Reports from Islands (a) What
We Are Doing On Oahu, (b) What
We Are Doing On Kauai, (c) What
We Are Doing On Maui(d) What
We Are Doing On Hawaii.
3. The Sugar Plantations and So
cial Welfare Work.
4: The Boy Scout Movement.
1: What Can We Do to improve
2: What Shall We Do With the
Foreign Language Schools?
3: Are Our Teachers Under-paid?
4: The Future of the University
1: The Preventable Causes of In
fant Mortality in This Territory.
2: How to Make Healthier Citi
1: Where the Money Comes from
and Where It Goes?
2: How are We Going to Pay for
3: How Shall We Provide Revenue
for Wharf Upkeep?
1: Protection and Improvement of
2: What is Being Done to Attract
and Satisfy the Tourists?
3: The Best and Most Economical
Country Road for Motor Traffic?
4: Is There Need for Improve
merit in Inter-Island Transportation?
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m vlL TERRIT0RY 0F Hawaii Jr if
Varnishing as a Rat Trap
As the result of experiments, Dr.
Howarth, medical officer for the City
of Loudon, recommenas varnish as
one of the most effective ways of des
troying rats on a large scale. In an
interview Dr. Howard explained that
the substance to use is a Btrong
lithographic varnish. It should be
warmed by heating the container that
holds it in boiling water.
vt nen warm, ine varnisn will run.
and in that condition it should be
spread one sixteenth to one eighth of
an inch thick on pieces of strawboard
or fairly thick cardboard about fifteen
inches by twelve inches. A margin of
an inch should be left clear of varnish.
and the bait placed in the centre of
the board where it will stick to the
varnish. The traps should be placed
along the rat runs or near the holes.
They remain effective for about four
days, when the old 'varnish should be
scraped off and a fresh layer applied.
"We are continually with the rat
problem in the city," said Dr. Howard.
"We first discovered that varnish was
being used in a place in Fenchurch
Street. Since then we have experi
mented very successfully. In some
cases we have caught sixty and eighty
rats, and I can recommend the varnish
trap as an excellent means of lidding
a place of rats. Disappointments arise
chiefly through the varnish being too
weal; or too tacky. That allows the
rats to move on it with impunity. We
are trying to standardize the varnish.
People should continue to put down
the boards as long as they catch rats.
It does not matter if a board has had
a dead rat on it. Just remove the
body and put on more varnish.
"The varnish is not poisonous, and
a coroner's jury would probably find
that the rats had died of natural
causes, following a shock." continued
Dr. Howarth. "I think that they die of.
fright. Once their tails stick their
doom is sealed. They nover get near
the bait. They get their feet in the
varnish, and the more they struggle
the faster they stick. Rats caught dur
ing the night are always dead in the
morning; and It is a very remarkable
thhig that, if two rats get on the var
n'sh together, one of them kills the
other. Evidently, each thinks that the
other is holding him. Then there is
a battle royal, and we always find one
with its neck bitten through.
"As to Its being cruel, there is no
need to waste sentiment. Certainly It
is not so cruel as phophorous poison,
which takes about four hours to kill."
Passing the Light
Hawaii has recently participated in
a veryinteresting inter-national cere
mony In New York City, the candle
ceremony of the International Cosmo
politan club. Forty four nationalities
were represented, arranged in a long
transverse lino across the stage, each
with its banner placard, and a candle.
At a given signal Syria at one end
of the line turns his card showing
Syria in large letters, and with his
lighted candle lights that of Canada,
whereupon Canada turns his card and
passes the light to Astralia. In this
way the light is passed the entire
length of the line until Uncle Sam is
ranched. Hawaii comes seventh on
the list and shows up to good advan
tage. NOTICE TO KAUAI MERCHANTS
BANKING HOURS :
0 A. M. TO 3 T. M. ON AND
AFTER AUGUST ICth
The Bank of Hawaii Ltd.
Notice is hereby given that on and
after this date, August 1st, 1920, Mr.
K. C. Kai, of Hanapepe, Kauai, will
sever his connections with our firm,
and all accounts due us will be payable
to us direct or to Mr. Arthur H. Woug,
of Kapaa, our new agent on the Island
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