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TIIK GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, ' MAR. lit, 1918.
LOOK INTOJEEF SUPPLY
A Little Judgment, Now and
Then, is Relished by
The Wisest Men
V. II. Shipman, the stockman ot
Hawaii, Is ono of tho wealthiest men
on the Islands. He owns over forty
thousand acres of land on Hawaii In
fee simple, and has about ninety-five
thousand acres leased from the terri
tory. Shipman's grandfather was one
of the early missionaries. Lorrin A.
Thurston's first wife was a sister of
Shipnian early saw the advantage
of securing land. His father had
given his life and labors In the interest
of missionary work, and did not bend
his energies toward the acquirement
of wealth. Ie died poor in this world's
goods. Hut W. H. very early in life
commenced to acquire land. About
thirty years ago, or perhaps a little
liiore, he leased a large tract from the
government, "on a shoestring." For
he had not at that time the money to
meet the payments.
Payment of taxes kept Shipman poor
for many years. Along about 1897 the
sugar industry took a spurt, and sugar
stocks went soaring. Shipman and
Thurston got their heads together and
planned to secure the location of a
plantation on Shipman's land. They
succeeded, and the Olaa plantation
came into existence.
Part of the arangcment was that
Shipman should receive a certain num
ber of shares ot stock. He gave the
company a lease that was far more
favorable than they expected to se
cure, and the stock was voluntarily
voted to him.
From that day onward, Shipman's
star was in the ascendency. He leased
other lands when possible, and now
controls vast tracts. He has for thir
ty years, at least, been in the stock
business, and through business con
nections, controls the cattle interests
of Hawaii, as far as the sale of meat is
When Oahu was fortified, and sev
eral thousand soldiers were located,
a contract to supply the army and navy
there, parties in Honolulu entered into
with meat. The demand for meat has
increased by leaps and bounds, the
last few years, and Shipman has re
peatedly been offered several cents per
pound more for his meat than he is
tii'lliiig im:it for on Hawaii. He fig
ured thai lie owed allegiance lirst to his
home people, however, and has con
sistently refused to deprive the people
of Hawaii of meat in order to sell
elsewhere. ' j
The situation at this time is, that
Shipman is losing money. That is to
say, thathilo ho is undoubtedly mak
ing money, ho is as surely losing mon
ey that in the natural course of events
he would undoubtedly secure. For in
stance, it is his plan, In the raising of
his cattle, to allow the younger stock
to range on the lower foothils, where
they can be looked after till they reach
a certain age. When the stock ap
proaches full development, the cattle
are driven to a pasture high up on the
mountain, where the grasses are more
fattening. Stock that is already fat is
removed to make room for the young
The demand for beef is now so press
ing, however, that Shipnian has not
only killed all his fattest cattle, but
has found it necessary to send to the
block much of his younger stock. He
has thus lost the development and in
crease in weight which the younger
animals could and would have acquired
within a few months. t Added to this,
is the danger that the Food Commis
sion, unacquainted with these facts,
may compell him to sell for a much
lower price, while market conditions
are such that wholesalers and jobbers
are clamoring for meat at the present
and at higher prices.
It might be well for the Food Com
missioner to make an investigation as
to the present status of the Btock busi-
nes, before arbitrarily fixing prices.
Shipman is not alone in the stock busi
ness. The public is entitle to have
the privilege of buying meat at a
fair price. If the Food Commission
finds that meat can be sold at a lower
price than it is now sold, let the gov
ernment so decide. But not until they
have made an investigation into ex
The steamer Admiral Wainwright, i
passenger ship belonging to the Pacific
Steamship Company's fleet, has been
turned over to the Matson Navigation
company, and has sailed for Honolulu
on her first trip to that port. She reg
isters 115S tons, and has accommoda
tions for forty first-class passengers.
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Lucretia Randolph Garfield, widflw
of the martyred president, and mother
of Fuel Controller Garfield, died at
Los Angeles last week, aged 85 years.
Display Attracts Washington
The following was received from the
Retail Stores Section Public Informa
"We are very much pleased to re
ceive this morning a clipping from a
paper published at Lihuo, showing
that there has been considerable ac
tivity in Food Conservation Window
Display on Kauai."
'It is good to know that you actu
ally begun the campaign among the
retail stores In Hawaii, and we hope
to hear more of what you are doing.
Would it be possible for you to send
us a photograph of the displays which
are being made?"
"If any of the Island stores have
any Food Conservation Window dis
plays, they should have photographs
taken and sent to Washington with
full description of same and'coniments
J. Odell Warner, formerly an in
structor in the Hilo Hoarding School,
who has been acting as Hoys' Work
Secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Pitts
field, Mass., for several years, has re
turned to Honolulu, where he w ill tak.
up work us secretary of the territor
ial , citizenship educational com
mittee of the Y. M. C. A. He was
compelled to secure a passport before
he could purchase his ticket to Ha
It is not easy for the average man
to arrive at a reasonable conclusion
as to why a passport is necessary for
persons coming to Hawaii from the
Eastern States, but the government
probably knows. The fact that many
have been permitted to come to Ha
waii from the coast without a pass
port, since the order passed, makes it
all the more puzzling.
All domestic partnerships having a
net income of $(!,0O0 or more, and for
eign partnerships with a net income of
$3,000 or more, must file income tax re
turns. In filing, the net income salar
ies, salaries or interest which may be
paid to partners is not to be deducted.
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Mutton is selling in Australia for 1G
cents a pound, while in Honolul it is
Belling for 19 1-2 cents a pound.
Joseph Hreckons, brother of Attor
ney Robert W. Hiyckons of Honolulu,
died in Washington on the Sth.
Opium Spells Pilikia
Hret Harte said that for ways that
were dark and trick that were vain,
the heathen Chinese were peculiar.
Hut the Chinese have to arise very
early in the morning, to get ahead of
Opium is now quite scarce and very
high, Lee Kon wanted some of the
lethal draft, and one Hamano said he
knew where he could procure nineteen
tins, which he would sell for $2,400.
Lee twilled a little on a needle, held
it over a lamp in the same old way,
and blew the smoke out in bluish
wreaths, and felt the thrill that kills.
He pronounced it good stuff, and dug
up $1S05 in gold coin that he had bur
led fathoms deep in the underground
passage way, and paid it over to the
gentleman from the land of the cherry
blossoms. The latter demanded the
remainder of the cash, as he was play
ing the game for all it was worth.
Lee then gave him a certified check
for the balance of $675.
Later Lee found that the cans con
tained black molasses, with a thin film
of opium on top. Hamano had figured
that the Chinese would not dare to
complain to tho officers. Lee, however,
made a very loud noise about it, and
the Japanese has been arrested. Lee
will exercise great care, after this, as
"Tune she fah, mo pink eye ti! Take
long tern save money, los him too dim
quick- No maikai!"
The information received in the ear
ly part of this week from Washington,
that Oahu is to go dry in about 30
days is the best piece of real good
news that has ever been received in
this territory. If, as is hoped, perma
nent prohibition for these islands is
to follow, it will be a happy day for
Hawaii, as well as a day of rennai
sance for a dying race the Hawalians,
whose extinction was rapidly being
accomplished by the deadly traffic In
booze. Rut then, everybody, white,
yellow, brown and black, will be all
the better for the ban on booze, and
probably many saloon men will find
the banishment of liquor to be, even
to themselves, the greatest possible
blessing, even though it conies in dis
guise. New Freedom.
The shipping board freighter Sacra
mento, now at Honolulu, completed re
pairs on Saturday, and will load sugar
Filly-fifty Plan a Necessity
The regulations regarding sale of
flour with substitutes have been pub
lished in nearly all the Island papers
and all merchants have had ample
opportunity to know what is required
of thorn, besides ignorance of the law
Is no excuse. If any merchant han
dles food products. It Is up to him lo
familiarize himself with the regula
tions so that ho may not be prosecu
ted or have his supplies shut off.
Evidence has been furnished to tho
effect that three stores at Walalua,
Oahu, were Eelling Hour without sub
stitutes. Licensees were requested not
to sell these three stores any more of
the licensed items of food product un
til further notice. Two of these stores
have given the Food Administration
satisfactory assurances that they will
obey the rules and regulations and
have been permitted to be supplied.
One dealer is still unable to buy goods
If any violations of the regulations
come to your attention, you will be
aiding the Food Administration by re
porting to them, giving facts and fig
ures, and be ready to back them up
if you are called upon to testify.
J. F. tHILD,
Food Administrator for Hawaii.
The following wire has been re
ceived from Washington:
"In view of the necessity of further
conservation of wheat and wheat pro
ducts the entire country must absolu
tely adopt fifty fifty plan. Retail mer
chants are permitted to sell only the
official list of substitutes to consumers
when selling flour.
Therefore states not now on fifty
fifty plan, and any states heretofore
using potatoes as substitute should
enforce complete fifty fifty plan be
ginning March 11th.
We appreciate some states will have
difficulty finding substitutes. This
simply means that wheat or wheat
products should ofily be sold to the
extent that there are available sub
stitutes of equal weight, thus result
ing in conservation of wheat for the
The fifty fifty plan will be rigidly
enforced in Hawaii and no leniency
will be shown to violators.
It is now stated that Japan is to
supply the United States with 150,000
agrees to supply Japan with two tons
tons of shipping. Tho I'nited States
of steel for every ton of shipping. 1
' Olaa s Paper Mill
O. F. Eckart, manager of the Olaa
plantation on Hawaii, announces that
the paper mill which will be erected
shortly, will turn out approximately
sixteen tons of anphalt'.ini saturated
paper per day. Eckart has demon
that nearly fifty per cent of the labor
ordinarily required In the care-taking
of cane fields can be saved by the em
ployment, of suitable mulches to put
over the newly-planted cane. The pa
per tends to prevent the springing up
of weeds w hile the cane is sufficiently
strong to push its way up through the
paper. The Olaa plantation expects
to use the bulk ot the product, but may
have a small percentage for sale.
In addition to the manufacture of
mulching paper, for which the plant
was especially constructed, It will be
equipped and devised so as to permit
the production of roofing and sheath
ing felts, tissue paper, wrapping pa
per, and card and board for the mak
ing of boxes.
The estimated cost of tho plant is
Eckart reports that the leaf hopper
pest and the drought deprived the
plnntation last year of what would
otherwise have been a record crop.
The loss duo to the drought Mr. Eck
art estimates at between ten and
twelve thousand tons.
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Wm. G. McAdoo, the Director of
Transportation, has definitely arrang
ed for tho transportation of the entire
sugar crop of Hawaii. Or rather, for
$06,000,000 worth of Hawaiian sugar.
This will be cheering news to the
plantations, some of which have al
ready spent large sums of money for
the erection of storage warehouses, .
and many have made plans for the
erection of other warehouses.
The city and county of Honolulu has
passed a booze ordinance making it a
punishble offense to serve a Boldier
with liqur. . Mayor Fern has signed
the ordinance Thus offenders will be
punishable twice, once under the coun
ty ordinance, and once under the gov
Viscount Kikujiro Ishii, the newly
appointed Japanese ambassador to the
Vnited States, sails on the Tenyo
Maru, which loaves Yokohonia on the
19th. Viscountess Ishii will accom-
t pany him. They may stop over at
No Hill Too Steep,
No Sand Too Deep.
The Waimea Garage
Is Prepared to Sell Any
Of the Following Autos
No Clutches To Slip,
No GearsThat Will Strip
To Responsible Parties on Easy Terms
Price List of Automobiles and Trucks.
Are Harbingers of Business.
Boost for Good Roads early and late.
the Spot. Do it Today.
Tomorrow may be too awful late.
Is Money. '
Autos Save Time.
Buy an Auto, of course.
Sure, buy it from the Waimea Garage.
The Egyptians plowed
With a Wooden Plow. But
You can't afford to do so. Don't
try to keep upwith the procession by
using slow teams and poor conveyance.
"S"' Cyl. 7-pas. Ttmri ii; -. 1750.00
"S" Cvl. 4-pass. Touriii; 1750.00
":',7" iiCvl. 5-pnss. Tinning 1150.00
":7" C.Cvl. Koadster. 1450.00
5-pass. Toimii; 1;50.00
7-pass. Touiiii; 1S25.00
2-pass. Koadster 1775.00
" -pass. Touriii; 1250. 00
2-pass. Koadster 1250.00
"S" Cvl. 4 pass. Touriii; 2!I00.(I0
"S" Cvl. 7-pass. Tom-in-; 1T000.00
With wire wheels :tor0.00
"4" Cyl. 5-pass. Tom-iii;: 17l5.r
r-pass. Touriii; 2105.00
' 2-pnss. Koadster 2::55.00
4-pass. Koadster 21(15.0(1
"!!()' Tom-iii; lo::."..oo
, '!I0" 4-pass. C. C 1075.00
"S54" KT Tom-iii; 12Jr,.M
"S'.M. T 4-pass 1015.00
"N'.m;" T.L.ll. 7 pass icin.no
iifdsox sffi:i:-six :
7-uass Tom-iii-' 2-! 10.00
7-pass. Sedan .
4 pass. Speedster
(Wire wheels s 125.00 extra willi car. sold sep;
lately, si .10. i
"lis" 5-pass. Tom-iii; or lioadster
"IS" 7-pass Tom-iii;
"i;(i" 7-pass. Touring
IMJOWX TIU'CK IN IT:
J -ton Attachment for Ford -Kalsiou Drive....
2S 1 0.1 10
j 1 10.00
. .".pass. Touriii; ior.0.00
w 1 1 1 t i : l "A s s i : Nt 1 1 : k -ca k s :
Hi valve 7-pass. 4 cyl. Touriii; ".000.00
1500 11. Chassis 25S0.00
l'. tou Chassis :t(ir.0.00
:t-to,ii Chassis 4525.00
.". ton with Hotly and Power Dump 0070.00
Cood Uoads Truck with Hotly, Fower Dump anil
r.-cyl. motor ' (1700.00
:J j-ton Dispatch with liody, top ami solid or
pneumatic tires 122.".. 00
1 ton Chassis 1 IS.-..00
DL'tou Chassis 1S00.00
2-ton Chassis 2200.00
J.j-ton Dispatch with full panel hotly 1275.00
1-ton Chassis 2070.00
11, ton Chassis 27."0.00
2 ton Chassis 2S40.00
..lii-tou Chassis :!K2.".ll(l
.". ion Chassis ls:j."..(io
KXTFXD A FOWD ATTACHMENT:
Lengthens Ford Frame :!0-inchci
FFNDKKS MADF TO OWDKl.:
Ford Front Fair
Ford Hear Fair 11.00
11-tt.ii Keversil.le N.".0.00
2ij ton tt. :! ton Non-Kcvcrsilde 10;.".00
ton to.-', ton Kcrsihle ...12.".0.00
.".Ion Kcwrsil.le 1700.00
Note All prices subject to raise without lit. lice. . ..
Always tend to Insure Prosperity.
No -Wnger a
Question of Distance.
Autos have annihilated Distance.
Autos are now
Built like a Watch.
You wouldn't put crude
oil on your Watch, would you?
Use for your auto the best oil only.
Ask Oliver about it. He knows.
Crossed the Plains with
Oxteams in say sevn months.
We use Palace Cars, and get there
in Five Days. And it pays to do It.
You can't afford to use old methods.
We re not ashamed of
our prices. We re p roud
Get Your Gasoline Here
W. O. CROWELL, Prop. R. N. OLIVER, Mgr.
No repairs too difficult.
Full supply of supplies.