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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 1917.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Kenneth C. Hopper
J. M. Lydgate
The Maximum Price For Sugar '
Congress lias recently fixed 1 cents as the maximum price for
sugar during the continuance of the present, war. This a significant hit
of legislation for us, since sugar is our main product, and o cent a pound
one way of the other may mean prosperity or adversity to us.
. It costs upwards of Wi cents a pound to refine the raw sugar, so
that cents for refined would mean 5,7.3 or 0 cents for the raw pro
duct. This is looked upon ly our plantation interests as a very satisfac
tory price. The average price for the last year has been about 5,74;
and this has been a' phenomenally good year, beyond anything in re
cent times. '. ' v '
To be sure, this set price is a maximum price, and does not neces
sarily mean that this will be the actual price; the presumption is, how
ever, that this will pretty well set the standard for the actual price, which
presumably will not fall below this figure. That so high a price has been
get indicates a desire to stimulate production, and in order to have this
effect it must generally prevail. If the price falls lclow this it will cease
to act as a stimulant, and the production of sugar will fall off, with a
consequent increasing demand and upward tending prices again.
In addition to this, perhaps the Government has designs on the
large dividends which high prices will produce, in the way . of : excess
profits taxes, which will be an effective and simple way of levying. a
large indirect tax on the consumers. i
At any rate if is a satisfaction to have the matter settled, and
settled so favorably.
Hail To The Teachers.
As the migratory birds come flocking back from the Coast in the
Fall, and once again we see the Hash of their wings and hear their cheery
cries in the landscape so now the teachers come Hocking" back and we
see the gleam of their pretty dresses and hear the music of their laughter
in the land. And loth homecomings gladden our hearts.
And now that they are back we begin to realize how dull the Sum
mer has been without them and how much they mean ill the life of the
People who have been away during the Summer are back again;
because the schools are opening. In the homes throughout the land the
methodical life is resumed anew ; because the schools have ljcgun again ;
and the children must be on hand in time. Things that have gone more
or less siacK uuring tne summer are toned up anaset in order; because
the schools have begun again. There is home work to be. done, every
day; and that alone saves life from growing tame for both children and
The normal routine of life is taken up afresh in all lines; the Church
opens up with renewed vigor; the Mokihana club starts a new year; the
Ou club awakes from its temporary hibernation ; the social life of the
community in general takes on a now activity; the teachers have come
There are new faces, and new dresses, and new stvles, and who
knows what possibilities of romance in these new teachers; and so every
one is on the qui vivo to see them and to speculate on their future.
And then there are the old friends back again, who have left their
impress on the community, and who hold a place in the affections of the
community that will not be taken from them; we arc glad to see them
And so, as we look out on our Island life, and note how largo a place
the teachers fill in the landscape we hold out hands of generous welcome
to them and cry, "We are glad to see you back again, for life would be
very slow without you."
I 7. '..'La 11
ASAYIN' to be
don't have to be
bitin'. It can be like
VELVET jes full o'
flavor without any
1 11 jcn
!2T 'T7 Tobacco doe not have to be "strong" to be full of flavor
1 efti m-3 and fraRrance VELVET proves that. VELVET, The
Smoothest Smoking Tobacco, has all the pipe smoking
qualities that are natural to Kentucky's Burtey da
Luxe, together with an aged-in-the-wood mellowness
that is not found in any other pipe tobacco.
I When you build
When you repair
When you paint
; there is one place
materials and tools
where you can get all the
necessary, and have them
Hewers & Gooke,
Ready prepared paints,
stains and varnishes.
Carpenter's, ' Mason's, and
all kinds of me-
Lumber ,'Roefing' Glass, Cement, Shingles, etc,
J169-177 So. King St.
': ".' Honolulu;
An Overcrowded Steamer
The number of passengers leaving by the Kinau Saturday afternoon
was, we believe, unprecedented in the history of our Island transporta
tion. The demand far outran all accommodation, and very many could
not even secure mattresses on deck and would have to sit up all night
or stow themselves away in such uncomfortable coiners as they might
be able to find on the deck or in the dining.saloon.
We presume however that no concession was made in the matter of
passage money to correspond with the imperfect accommodation.
With the Mauna Lou on the Island and in slack commission it does
seem as though she might have been called in to make the extra trip
which she ordinarily makes, to relieve the passenger congestion, as she
would undoubtedly to relieve a, freight congestion.
We would respectfully inquire whether the Kinau carries sudicient
life-boat capacity for such overcrowding; and what would, happen in
case of serious accident involving the abandonment of the steamer and
recourse to the boats in mid channel in the darkness; would it mean a
Better Road to Kekaha Mauka
For Frying-For Shortening
For Cake Making
There is no smoke nor odor. Fried foods are free from
, the. .tasi.e - of grease. . They now are tasty and crisp.
They are made more digestible, for Crisco is all vege
table. The same Crisco can be used to fry fish, onions,
doughnuts, etc., merely
particles after each trving.
- r Crisco gives pastrv a new
by straining out
flakiuess and digestibility.
Crisco always is.of the same freshness and consistency.
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Order It By Mail!
Our Mail Oiiked. Department is excep
tionally well equipped to handle nil your Drug
and Toilet wants thoroughly and at once.
We will pay iostnge on all orders of 50 and
over, except the following: '
Mineral Waters, Baby Foods, Glassware
and articles of unusual weight and small
Non-Mailable: Alcohol, Strychnine,
Rat poisons, Iodine, Ant poison, Mer
cury Antiseptic Tablets, Lysol, Car
bolic Acid, Gasoliiys, Turpentine, Ben
zine and all other poisonous or in
, If your order is very heavy or contains much
liquid, we suggest that you have it sent by
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
"Service Every Second"
The Rexal Store Honolulu
Honolulu Iron Works
Plantation and Mill
A trip to Puukapele by automobile reveals the fact that this inter
esting upland country is readily accessible; but it also reveals the fact
that before there is very much trallic into that country the road ought
to be very materially improved. The grades are excessive in places; the
turns are twist in places; the holes are racking jolts; and everywhere
the road is very narrow.
All these defects however, coultl.be easily remedied and at no great
It is perhaps too late in the season now to justify any expenditure
at present, but next Spring the road ought to 'be put into good shape
for the Summer travel. That country is a very valuable asset to Kauai,
but it must 1m made accessible', if it is to be much good to us.
The Chances Of War
Doubtless the common conviction of those who say good bye to dear
ones leaving for the seat of war, is that they will never see them back a-
2ain. Hut it seems tint this gloomy outlook isn't justified.
The Babson Statistical Organization is responsible for the statement
that the war mortality is only CO out of KMX). This is'nt so very much
higher than in many communities in time of peace. The mortality of
tins war, in spite of all that we read and hear of wholesale slaughter and
disaster, is really much lower than in the wars of bygone times, because
the sanitary conditions are infinitely better; ordinarily it is in the camps,
and not on the battle field, that men are slaughtered.
Crisco gives richness at smaller cost, It brings cake
making back to popularity. Butter bills are reduced and
cakes stay fresh and moist longer.
"Results are Better"
Mitchell Motor nd Service Co., Seattle
"result! are better and .cost of operation .
considerably lower while using Zerolene."
J. D. Lauppe, Sacraments
"have found Zerolene to be a satisfactory
lubricant for Buick automobiles."
H. O. Harrison Co., San Francisco
"gives perfect satisfaction."
Cuylcr Lee, Oakland
"Zerolene has given us perfect
"9 I Engineers for
i I Allis-Chalmers j
J J HONOLULU I
IMPERTAlL llw ?k
the f00d BpnM mm
I M insure delivery to l232b ,n antiseptic
I W j you in a sarut- I iJfir I . , .
ST ' " W r U Nursery, Toilet f -
1 to retain and general 1
A it's original . f ' E purposes. f
delicate perfume. " ,
...... . For Sale at Has a most pleasing
Made In the clean- aie as effect on delicate skin.
est most sanitary fact- J M n. besides making It
ory in the world. LlllUS MCfe healthy and clean.
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Food Commission Allright
We are glad to be ussuretl by our IteuJ Agent that the reconstructed
Food ('uininisMitn fm- tin; Territory is a live and ellieient organization in
spite of being short several of its members. Mr.Childs.the new executive
im-mber, is conimi ndejl as an alert ami ellieient business man with the
right ideas about system ami order, as well as open to suggestion and,
progressive in every practical way.
K A PA H K K-( 'ORI! K A In Ho
nolulu, September 15, 1!H7, David
K. Kapahee ami Mrs. Mary Correa.
I'ev. Akaiko Akaivi of the
1 coiile s League, olhelatinij: wit
Hess Mrs. . James K. Kulaand Mrs
Annie P. Callaghan.
We note with satisfaction that
preparations are being made to ma
cadamize what is eomnioly known
as the Hniehaka Huleia road. There
young j is a good deal of trallic on this road,
ami nt times it is very bail; it will
be a boon to have'it put into good
The Standard 011 fozKotor Cars
Endorsed by Leading Car Distributors
tiecause the records i f thsir service de
partmemt show lhat rolcne, correct,
ly iofmed from Califc.ne'a asphalt-base
crude, gives perfect lubrication less
wear, more power, least cirbon depoit.
Dtralcr evcryw hire and at our Krrice nations.
STANDARD OIL CCMPANY
For traQors. Z ro!-.,t Jl.ai y-liuty
is tspeciaUy . .iv::?nilej.
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd.
buys and sells
REAL ESTATE, and
STOCKS and BONDS
and rents SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
i Fort and Merchant Sts.'
Binco the very begiarttag ot
the automobile industry, whea
Michelia invented the pneu.
matic automobile tire, Miche
lia Tires have beta iamoua
tor their dutaiilitif.
Yet, to-day, you can buy
Michelins for less tbao Dianj
Come in end let us tell you
bow you can save money b
Mr-t. J. A. Hogg, Proprietor
Michtlln Catingt artjusl at goo J at Michelin Red Inner Tuhei,
which an olen Imitated in color but never in quality.