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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1912.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY MAY 14th. 1912.
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
Subscription Ratks $2.50 Pku
Ykak, Si. 50 von six months
AmucuTisiNG Ratks, 50'Ckxts
An Inch Phk Month.
E. 15. Bhiuokwatku, Editor
K. C. Hol'l'IiK, MANAGKR
A Kick in liuie saves nine.
"Tim Kealia grade is seven per
cent. "-County Engineer Moragne.
Now that County Engineer
Morngne is back, the County and
road department will probably bc
A Ciiicaoo girl has sued a beauty
doctor for $50,000 for spoiling her
complexion. A girl with a. com
plexion worth $50,(100 should not
need to consult a beauty doctor.
Kauai has been visited by an
other representative sugar man,
this instance being young Mr.
Campbell, who has been for the
past two weeks gathering infoi illa
tion to be used in the establish
ment of a mill in Borneo. He rep
resents a London firm, for which
place he will sail on the 18th. inst.
Its the same old story when ac
curate information is wanted,
come to Kauai.
OxiJ of the notable and most
commendable features of the Wish
ard dance the other evening, was
the gracious and efficient hospi
tality of the hosts. Not only was
every measure taken in advance
for the welfare of their guests,
but the hosts were everywhere in
evidence, ministering to the com
fort and enjoyment of every one
there and seeing to it that they
had a good time. This is in marked
contrast to that heavy hospitality
which turns the guests loose amid
even palatial surroundings, to
browse about and put the time in
with, apparent indifference to .their
The duty of hospitality goes be
yond the lights, the music and re
freshments. The finest flavor of
it lies in personal attention, and
Mr. and Mrs. Wishard dispensed
this flavor with skill and grace.
Tin; attempt by the Honolulu
representatives of the Standard
Oil Co. , to place the blame for the
very general dissatisfaction of the
consumers of kerosene, upon the
retailers of this commodity, is as
absurd as it is rediculous. For
some time complaint has been
heard from many Lihue residents,
some of whom have, as an experi
ment, purchased from different
firms, but with the same result.
Our leading merchants both in
Kapaia and in Lihue, are men
possessed of too much honor to do
any "doctoring" and the man
who would bring charges against
such men, simply to shift t h e
responsibilities from where they
properly belong, should be investi
gated and shown up. The Kero
sene which comes in sealed tins.
is of an inferior grade and comes to
the consumer in the same condition
that it leaves the factory. What
me standard un uo., needs is a
representative at this end with sense
enough to rccogm.e n legitimate
kick, and who will be truthful and
earnest in his endeavor to adjust
lim resignation of lion. Jacob
Hardy as 'Judge of the Fifth Circuit
Court, removes trom the Judicial
bench, one of the most conscieucious
and faithful circuit judges who
ever occupied the chair. His re
cord of fifty-seven years as Circuit
Judge stands without equal in the
annals ot the 1 ernton m ore
than half a century of toil without
even the sign of a blot against his
administration. Kind and courteous
to the last degree, he was never
known to show the slightest indi
cation of anything but absolute
justice to everybody, never failing,
however, to temper justice with
mercy. Honesty, strengthened
with a strong moral character es
pecially fitted him for the respon
sible position which he has for so
many years, so faithfully filled.
Well h.n he earned the rest which
his resignation brings and in step
ping out of.the position which he
has so ably administered, tl.e aloha
and hearty wishes of his multitude
of friends accompanies him. j
County Engineer Moragne
in objecting to our "meddling
with grades, etc.," stated to a re
porter that we could go ahead and
say what we pleased. That he
didn't give a blankety blank what
was said, and that his gallant as
sistant had written certain edito
rials, or at least, that we would
write anything according to his,
(Keightlev's) dictation. Now
then, for the benefit of Mr. Moragne
or any other individual of his way
of thinking, we will say, that,
judging from the mental calibre of
all the county engineers with
whom we have come in contact on
Kauai, they would have about as
much of a show in breaking
into the editorial columns of this
paper as that proverbial snow ball.
To qualify our reference as to the
"mental calibre o f these engi
neers" we will refer tootle of them
as telling us "to mind our own busi
ness" when asked a question which
concerns every taxpayer on the
island, while the other one said
in explaining the defects in the
road including the crossing below
Hotel Fairvieu that "such places
are left for the purpose of prevent
ing autoisls from exceeding the
speed limit on the otherwise per
If these replies bespeak the in
telligence of our county engineers,
it doesn't require a strong mind
to estimate their value even as a
printer's devil, much less as edi
By these same rights have we to
accuse the county engineer of ne
glecting the lepairiug o f certain
crossings through fear of pressure
from infhn.nUal sources, but this
we do not. nor will not do. There
are none with a greater appreeia
Hon o f the excellent roads for
which Mr. Moragne is responsible,
than the editor of Tim Gakdkn
Island, but when a mm reaches
the noint where he thinks he is
above criticism and considers that
all knowledge concerning his work
should be confined to himself and
the board, it is time to dissolusiou
ize him. To jump side-wise at
just criticism betravs a weakness
found only in the incompetent
and the man who is afraid of his
job. We are none of us perfect. To
be so is inhuman, and if the man
who is criticised is at all wise, he
will generally see good in such
criticism and act accordingly.
Tim Waimca water works is a
county institution; the county re
ceiving a stipulated sum as 'water
rates from users of water in Wai
mca. This being the case, it
seems that the county should lose
no time in making arrangements to
furnish a constant supply of water
to the citizens who are entitled to
it. Waimca is a rather closely
built town, and to have a net-work
of pipes and hydrants without n
drop of water for days, is simply
courting disaster in case fire should
break out. An investigation should
be made at once and the cause for
the deplorable condition ferrited
out. If the report that the super
intendent of water works neglects
his duty be true, the county should
get rid of the present incumbent.
On the other hand, if, as the
superintendent claims, the planta
tions cut off the supply, the county
officials should see that this is
stopped. If, as some siy, the
plantations are not supposed to
furnish water, then it is up to the
County to seek for a private source
of supply. No water for drinking
and bathing purposes for days at
a time, warrants drastic meas
ures upon the part of the Countv
Fathers, w h o uo doubt will be
equal to the emergency.
Pkkttv nearly everything in the
republican party that the Colonel
is criticising was there all the time
he was bossing it, a fact that would
be somewhat embarrasing to any
Somk of the preachers in the
Episcopal conference in St. Louis,
want to prevent marriages among
those who are not physically sound .
It would also be agod idea to pre
vent preaching b y those w h o
haven't the mental capacity to do
Dlsimsi'KCT for the American
(lag is worrying some people a good
deal, but this isn't half as bad as
disrespect for what the flag stands
for. And some of the people who
are so indignant about the disre
spect shown the flag are the very
ones who are doing their best to
tear down what it stands for. The
man who is so rich and powerful
that he feels himself above the law
is a greater menace to the flag than
the poor, ignorant anarchist who
tramples on it on holiday occasions.
Canada turned us down on re
ciprocity, but her newspapers are
now whooping up baseball just like
ours. If we can t get them one
way we will another.
Tim steamer Titanic was named
for the Titans, a race of giants
noted for their majestic forms and
massive strength. It was a gigantic
ship and yet how weak and help
less when brought in to con toe
with the mighty forces of nature.
Isn't there something in this lcssm
to teach us not to think oursc-lvis
too smart. How little is man cmn
pared to Omnipotence.
TniiRH are events occurring in
every community which, if report
ed in a local paper, would create
i commotion little dreamed o f.
What to report and what not to re
port often perplexes the editor. He
is often unjustly accused o f
cowardice and favoritism, when all
the time he is looking toward the
good reputation of the town where
his lot is cast. The local editor
from necessity almost constantly
finds himself between two fires,
and whichever way he turns he is
sure to be unjustly treated. This
is one of the pleasures of the news
I was in an awkward predica
ment yesterday morning," said a
husband to another.
"How was that?"
"Why, I came home late, and
my wife heard mc and said, "John,
what time is it?" and I said, "only
twelve, my dear," and just then
that cuckoo clock of ours sang out
"What did you do?"
"Why, I just had to stand there
and cuckoo nine times more."
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Real Estate, Insurance, Trusts
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READ THE GARDEN ISLAND $2.50
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Pure Bred White Plymoth
Rocks, Buff Leghorns, audSil
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$3.00 per setting of 15.
Buff Orpington eggs, $3.00,
$5.00 and $10.00 per setting
Orders Booked Now.
Cash with order required.
Lihue Poultry Farm
P. O. Box 106, Lihue, Kauai.
The greatest pumping plant in
the world is one which draws
3,000,000 gallons of water a day
387 miles to the gold fields of
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Knox Stiff Hats, $5.00
Knox Silk Hats, $8.00
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