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THE GARDEN tsLAND, TttEHDAT, DEC. 14, 1,920
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
K i: X KTl I V.J IOITEU . . . Managing Editor
Tl iDAY DECEMBER 14, 11)20
7; veadly automobile
T1m ilciitlis from automobile undents in the
I ' 1 1 ', I . I Stales for nnf-ri'jiiiti-d 1 11.000, or
ill' ;ul 110 per million. Tlic automobile is re-
uisililc for more than tliree times as many
dt allis as result from all other accidents com
li; cd. The automobile in a word is far more
dc.dly than the whole menajierie of rampaging
terrors that civilization has turned loose to
prey upon men.
The vast proportions of this great evil are
dr mainly to reckless driving, incompetence
o ilie part of the driver, and careless pedes
Itans. Many an otherwise good driver grows
:-. eh ss. drives too fast, or takes chances. The
novice who ventures onto the streets prcma
ti'rely is a constant menace whom everyone
d.cads to meet. The irresponsible pedestrian
imperially children, who, on some sudden im
pu I. are apt to do the unexpected these are
the diead of every careful driver.
The number of automobiles is steadily in
creasing, and the tratlic on our roads is becom
ing more and more congested, so that increas
ii.gly the utmost care must be exercised to
gn.'id against accidents and ihis care must
opiate not only your own slips and mishaps,
but those of the other fellow, too.
tie juxi an cartful an ioii can. lie always on
the job. Go .sloir in nil critical places.
MIXI) Till: ORDINANCE
With increasing traflic there will be increas
ing need for the most rigid enforcement of
traffic ordinances. When there were only a
i!o."ii cars on the Island it did not make much
ditV.-rence which side of the road they were on,
nor how they dimmed (heir lights or honked
their horns. I'.ul with 1500 cars, it is a differ
ent matter: every one must observe the rule of
the road and conform strictly to the ordinances
or serious accidents will result. We are no long
er a backward, rural population we are metro
polian, and we must behave as such, which
nie. ns i hat more and more, strictly and implic
iil; . we must conform to the ordinances, and
mo (' and more these ordinances must be en-
fon ! (1 without fear or favor.
WHAT'S YOUR HVKRYf
The breakneck speed with which some peo
ple drive when there is no reason and no just i
hVeiion for it lays them open to well-deserved
criticism. It is one of the fallacies of our age
to go everywhere in a rush and to do nothing
when you get there. Just a little more time,
a little more leisurely, and a little more care
fully would save many a smash up many a
repair bill, and many a doctor's fee, to say
noihing of suffering and bitterness.
A GOOD SHOWING
The New York Times states editorially: "The
drink record in the tinted States for 1!1!) was
!.1T gallons per capita, the lowest for "0 years."
Considering how many women and children,
as well as some men, got none oj" this, nine gal
lons seems a pretty liberal allowance. What an
awful lot the regular boozers must have soaked
With all six of the refineries of the Ameri
can Sugar Kelining Company closed as a re
sult of slack demand, and the knowledge that
the high juices of sugar were not due to a
scarcity of that article, the people of the Unit
ed States feel that whatever misfortunes may
come to those who have been guilty of the out
rageous '"hold-ups" and questionable practices
that have caused such inconvenience ami dis
tress during the past Jour or five years, are but
a just and mild retribution for their misdeeds.
Ifeliners have slated that there has been no
real shortage of sugar, and that they now have
ample slocks on hand. The empty prisons of
1he country might be tilled with sugar and
olher profiteers, and their stocks confiscated
and disl ribnied among the people who have
been forced to pay heavy tribute to the manipu
lators of the sugar market.
That humpback whale with two legs, recently
captured oil' the coast of Hrilisli Columbia, is
at least a freak. It may be a reversion to an
ancestral type of animal which in prehistoric
ai.es inhabited both land and water, or it may
be a new type of whale in the process of de
v I "pineiit, that may eventually come out of
tin si'.i to strut about upon the land seeking
. w!i; t it may devour. Xo such whale is known
to I ave been captured in the entire history of
th." ivhale fisheries, and that such an one should
be ; ikcii, after the passage of the Volstead
A-I is a mystery. Daniel, in his vision, men
tii i .- beasts rising out of the sea, having a sur
pl i of horns; but whales with legs do not ap
pe ! either in the Scriptures or history.
ROBBERS TO BE punished
According to a statement issued by Ouy 1.
Coff, general counsel of the United States Ship
ping Board, every employe of the corporation!
guilty of corruption is to be "run 1o cover," and
all "bribe-takers'' are to be punished to the
fullest extent of the law.
These are high-sounding words, and natur
ally very pleasing to the ears of the American
people, who have been fleeced by the so-called
profiteers (a mild term for robbers).
We have all heard that tunc before. We can
now sing it, and we can whistle it. It is worn
out. Idle talk and expensive so-called investi
gations have filled the people of this nation
with disgust. This shipping board affair, like
many others in connection with government
activities, includes too many in high places to
be conducted with any honesty of purpose, and
while some "grand-stand plays" will be made,
it is quite probable that very little will be done
along the lines of justice. The government
seems to be in line for a heavy expense account
with no hope of return of the stolen money,
the loss of which might have been prevented;
but it cannot he recovered.
Russia concedes all of Poland's demands.
So eager for peace is she that terms and con
ditions are of secondary consideration. All
conditions to which the Poles objected have
been withdrawn, the territorial offer increased,
and strangest of all, the Soviets agree to return
all works of art, documents, and historical
souvenirs which the Czars had taken. Whal
more, except indemnity, could a victor demand?
A warranty deed will not hold land in Pitts
burg, where there is a big landslide that is do
ing great damage to property in that city. Gen.
(Joethals, whose experience in the building of
the Panama canal gave him unusual experience
with slides, has been called upon to help stop
the slide and save the property.
An Uxbridge, Mass., bridegroom speaks ten
languages, while his bride speaks only seven;
but that is enough when the storm of martial
infelicity beats upon the household and threat
en its destruction.
A Kentucky man arrested for stealing
chickens says they are his and he can prove it
by having them run to him when he calls. He
must have learned how to make a noise like a
What has become of all the hats that were
thrown into the presidential ring? So far only
one is known to have been recovered.
Every married man welcomes the discovery
of a potion that will prevent talking in the
Now they define the three great powers in
this country as the pulpit, the press and the
Little girls believe in the man in the moon,
and big girls in the man in the honeymoon.
The man who begrduges himself a hearty
laugh is the worst kind of a miser.
President-elect Harding certainly believes in
"safety fust," for he wears both a belt and
Beef is down one dollar per 100 on the hoof,
but the trouble is very few retailers sell the
Attorney Ocncral Palmer says so far he has
prosecuted 181 profiteers. At this rate he can
finish his work in about 4000 years.
"If money is the cause of all distress in this
country," said a well known Lihue citizen yes
terday, "then let's have more distress."
It isn't facing the music at home when he
conies in late that a man hates it's listening
Some fellows refuse to save up for a rainy
day on the ground that this country is never
again going to be "wet."
And about the time we get ready to recog
nize Mexico we suppose some one w ill make the
mistake of asking Obregon to salute the flag.
When a woman gets set old that compliments
no longer have any charm for her but the
lime never comes.
KEEP YOUR PICTURES IN
It preserves them tor. future en
tertainment. Complete new assortment from
35c to $10.25.
Special Attention to Orders by
HONOLULU PHOTO SUPPLY CO.
1059 Fort Street .. . Honolulu
Wholesale and Retail Groceries
Dry Goods of all Descriptions.
i CALIFORNIA FEED CO.
Hay, Grain and Chicken Supplies
SOLE AGENTS FOR
International Stock, Poultry Food
and other specialties. Arabic for
cooling Iron Roofs. Petaluma In
cubators and Brooders.
King's .Special .Chick .Food
P. O. Box 452 - Honolulu
Everything In the
Silver and Gold Line,
Rich Cut Glass and
Merchandise of the
Best Quality Only.
P. O. Box 342 Honolulu
W. M. MULLIN
Acetylene and LIHUE HOTEL
Electric Welding Kauai
W. C. BREWER
Painter and Interior Decorator
Auto Painting and Varnishing
Paint Shop at Grove Farm, Lihue
Near Blacksmith Shop
BANKING HOURS :
9 A. M. TO 3 1 M. OX AND
after AUGUST ICth
The Bank of Hawaii Ltd.
LI HUE BRANCH ..
TERRITORIAL MESSENGER SERVICE
TAKES ORDERS FOR ALL KINDS OF
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Work
SEND BY PARCEL POST TO
1112 UNION ST.
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Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
HONOLULU AND HILO
Sugar Factors and Commission Merchants
IMPORTERS OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Builders' Hardware Crockery Glassware Silverware
Sporting Goods Fishing Tackle Firearms Ammunition
Safes Refrigerators Spark Plugs Flashlights
Paints Varnishes Brushes Oils Greases
Harness Saddlery Rooting Trunks Suit Cases
Fancy and Staple Lines, Feed, etc.
Shoes Toilet Supplies Stationery etc. etc.
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 of our lines In which you may be interested.
Order It By Mail! i
Our Mail Order Department Is excep
tionally well equipped to handle all
your Drug and Toilet wants thorough
ly and at once.
We willpay postage on all orders
of 50 and'over, except the following:
Mineral Waters, Baby Foods, Glass
ware and articles of unusual weight
and small value.
None-Mallable: Alcohol, Strychnine,
Rat Poison, Iodine, Ant poison, Mer
cury Antiseptic Tablets, Lysol, Car
bollc Acid, Gasoline, Turpentine, Ben
zine and all other poisonous or In
If your order is very heavy or con
tains much liquid, we suggest that you
have it sent by freight.
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
"Service Every Second"
The Rexal Store Honolulu
Read The Garden Island
J. I. SILVA, Prop.
ALWAYS LEADS IN LOWEST PRICES ON
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Mens Furnishings, Cigars and
Tobacco, Notions of all kinds.
MAIN STORE, ELEELE,
PHONE 72 W.