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flttli: dA'RDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1922
THE GARDEN ISLAND
lMuedjrery Tuesday ;
KENNETH C. II01TKK Managing Editor
TUESDAY DECEMBER 12, l!)i'2
. THE C11R1STMAS 1'ARADISE .
We are iu receipt of the Christinas mi tu
ber of "Paradise of the Pacific." .From the
standpoint of a printer, it is just about the
finest piece of work it has been our good for
tune to see. Containing one hundred and sixty
four puges, replete with beautiful color plates
and halftones such as only the Paradise plant
can produce of scenes front the principal in
lands of the group, as well as many interesting
articles dealing with Hawaii, it is an ideal
number to send to friends away from Hawaii.
MONKEY (J LAND FDR OLD AUE?
One great difficult.- with the new mon
key gland treatment tor old age and the re
newing of youth is tli'3 fact that there are
not eu.mb monkeys to go an tul, and ecu
if then: were the expense of procuring mon
key glands and grafting them into the hu
man sysie:n renders the op.'iu'ion prohibitive
with must of us; hence wj must expect to
live and die in the usual manner and within
the nlloJeu span of life unless, as is fre
quently the case, we have an unusually strong
constitution. The monkey gland business is
something new in surgery. Dr. Vcrcnol'f, the
monkey gland specialist of Paris, report 8,
that one of bis patients has recovered from
1T to ;0 years of lost youth. The patient is
74 years of age, and it is said thinks little
of walking eight miles after breakfast and
is full of pep. It may be that this monkey
gland is the source of youth and will turn
time backward for those who undergo the
treatment; but it will be several years be
fore this fact, if fact it be, can be establish
ed. Then, if we find old men climbing trees
and chattering at passers-by, or cutting up
other shines usual monkey existence, we will
have cause to believe in the efficiency of the
monkey gland treatment. But, who wants
to be a monkey for the sake of a few years
A GREAT BUILDING YEAR
We note in a metropolitan paper that
records compiled by the government up to
the middle of October, show the greatest
number of residences erected on the main
bind during 1!)22 of any years since VJl'.i.
Along with this statement is another to the
effect that banks and building associations
have loaned more money for home building
this year than ever before. And the building
operations appear to have been general, not
confined to any particular section. The pre
diction is made that the coming year will
eclipse the one just closing; that more peo
ple will build more homes than ever before
in a similar period. There wili be little if
any change in lumber or hardware juices,
according to the report. If any change comes
in the cost of building a hunie it will have
to be in the labor end of it.
THE MISSING LINK?
The "missing link" has been found in
the island of 1'olowan, north of Borneo, ac
cording to a statement of Mrs. Wanda Hel
big, wife of Captain John llelbig, of the
South Sea trading schooner Eclipse. Ac
cording to the story told by Mrs. llelbig
there is a tribe of "humans" iu that island
that live iu the tops of trees and who have
tails like monkeys... This may be the missing
link so long sought by scientists, and may
in the opinion of the savants prove that
man is but a revised edition of the monkey
tribe, and that the theory of Darwin is cor
rect iu regard to the evolution of animal
life. Ancestral lines may now be extended
back of the cave man to the monkey race,
and it will not be surprising to find that
some of our society leaders are really des
cendants of a monkey king who held court
in the tops of giant trees in the tropical
The trouble about reducing the number
of women murderers on the mainland is that
so many men that they have shot ought to
have been shot.
Don't forget to do your Christmas mail
ing early so you can get an answer to each
package you mail out.
"The Life of the Kaiser" is selling in
Berlin for seven cents a copy. Even at that
it's not what vott might call a bargain.
Of all the words in the English langu
age none are sweeter than these three: "Din
ner is ready."
AVhen you see a man going along with
bis nose turned up don't think he is haughty.
Maybe some one is cooking cabbage.
THE GIFT THAT LASTS
We are glad to note that more and more
people arouud Kauai are coining to realize
that a Christmas present that lasts all the
year around is the most profitable. Almost
every family on this island has some mem
ber or a very dear friend who is acquainted
here, but whose residence is now so far re
moved that they are out of touch with hap
penings in this community. For them there
is no present that will give as much genuine
satisfaction, and last as long, as a year's
subscription to the home-town taper. AVe
are carrying a quite a few subscriptions on
our books that were sent as Christinas pres
ents, and paid for by relatives or friends of
the party to whom the paper is going. In
stead of one present, given at one time and
which gives joy for but a single period, the
home-town paper is the same as "t'2 presents
a year, with new joy, new pleasure each
time the mail brings it. Think if over. Fig
ure out the cost as compared with the cost
of any other present. Then come, iu and
arrange to have some relative or friend re
ceive as their Christmas gift a "weekly let
ter from home."
FOREIGN BUSINESS FORGING AHEAD
More American ships are now flying the
flag than at any time during the past year
and British ships are also busy; idleness hav
ing been reduced within the past three mouths
from GO to lio percent. This is a positive in
dication of a revival of business. The reports
that Germany is gaining rapid headway in
the markets of the world, selling goods at
half the juice of the similar American pro
duct, does not seem to have the effect of
usurping American or British trade. Ger
many needs markets for her products, and
it would be an international crime to under
take to prevent her from doing business
wherever she may choose; but America and
Great Britain are forging ahead. The Amer
ican products are finding favor, even iu
competition with the products of other coun
tries and it is up to the manufacturers to
study the markets and produce such articles
as Ihe people of the various countries need
and to make them upon honor, so that in
actual test 'they will make a reputation for
American products and keep the stars ami
stripes flying at the mastheads of American
ships, regti rd less of competition. Our for
eign trade must be cultivated, pushed and
exploited for all it is worth in order to keep
our factories busy, our laborers employed
and our shijts plowing the waters of the
seven seas. Let America gain the reputation
for honest goods and the victory is ours. The
American flag will then be recognized as a
symbol of honor in every port of the world.
THE MORE MONEY THE l'OORER?
Beefsteak is selling for 870,000 roubles
per pound, in Russia, when it can be found;
but what does that matter so long as the
people have the money to pay for it. There
is more money in Russia than iu any coun
try in the world, and the more they have
the poorer they are. The people have so much
money that there is little inducement to
steal, and the unfortunate millionaire finds
more trouble finding a storehouse for his
money than he does in spending it, and he
cannot carry around enough to buy a barrel
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So to serve that we may continue
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
Kapaa, Kauai, Nov. 12, 1922.
Editor Garden Island: The edi
torial in the Issue of November 7, en
titled, "A Difficult Task," Is evi
dently aimed at the citizen who
phoned you on that date in regard
to a Ford truck that was beaded
As I seem to be the only person
on the Island who saw this inter
esting exhibit, a short description
might be of Interest.
It consisted of a frame to fit the
truck body, covered with white
cloth and decorated on the outBlde
with the words, "VOTE FOR JOHN
WISE," on the inside with a white
dog and a keg of "hooch."
The white, dog we suppose was
to Inform the prospective voter that
what was inside the keg was dog-goned-good-sluff.
An assistant to the driver handed
out the "cold tea" to all who were
brave enough to tackle it.
For disturbing you on a legal holi
day, Mr. Editor, I sincerely beg
your pardon. As I was at work that
day, I forgot that It was a holiday.
However, the sheriff did not get
Bore when I called him up.
Now I want to assure you, Mr.
Editor, that I did not expect you
to publish that phone message, as
you well know that a voice can
not always be heard plain enough
to be Identified over the phone, but
as editors are supposed to keep in
touch with all that is going on, I
thought I would tell you about It.
As to wanting you to publish
something that I was afraid to sign
my name to, I want to state that I
may be a coward, but I have never
asked a man to do something I was
afraid to do myself.
As to the "sweet obituary" that
is to be used as a free pass thru
the pearly gates when I "kick in",
if the editor Issues this pass it will
bo against my wishes and instruc
tions. I thank you.
W. V. HARDY,
We hereby place our left hand
over our heart and our right hand
on the llible and solemnly swear,
friend Hardy, that that editorial was
not written with you in mind. It
was entirely another "fella." In
fact Brother Hardy, the editorial
page had already been printed
when you telephoned. We wish
also to assure you that we were
far from "sore" at your ringing us
up on that holiday (we happened
to be working on that day too).
You appreciate the fact, we know,
that there aro times when a "good
story" has to be suppressed on ac
count of the fact that Its publication
would be injurious to an innocent
Non-smutting, Clear-cut im
pressions. Makes up to 20
copies in one operation.
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CHRISTMAS GIFT OF ALL
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a little bank book, in which a savings account is
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You will find it will delight them as nothing
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