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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1912
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY MAY 21ts 1912.
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
Subscription Rates $2.50 Per
ybar, si. 50 for six months
Advertising Ratks, 50 Cents
An Inch Per Month.
E. B. Bridgewater, Editor
K. C. Hopper, Manager
The Lihue town lots are rather
slow in getting into conceivable
the last mail, however, most of
our teachers received n post card
bearing the information that for
the sum of 45 cents a certain Book
Co. would furnish a key, showing
the method for teaching the Golden
Treasury. The book may be all
that is claimed for it but the per
sistency of the Department i n
urging the use of these readers
and then to have the publishers,
is soon as they learn that the book
is becoming standardized, hold
our teachers up for a key for the
proper instructions, might easily
convey an idea that somebody is
. 'Tin? Koloa hill grade will be
cut down before the macadam is
applied," says County Engineer
Taft says that Roosevelet is
Caesar and Roosevelt says Taft is a
liar. Well, maybe both of them
An exchange has an article on
the "Many Uses of Lye." If you
really want to find out its many
uses, get into the newspaper busi
Mrs. Beatrice Hum of Pan Antonio
Texan, lias sued lier husband, Etlwnrd
Uuni for divorce. Ex.
This is a case where the prohi
bitionists score another one against
the result of too much "rum."
Cleveland, Ohio, has struck
upon a novel way to get rid of the
pesky fly. It pays one cent for
every ten flies delivered dead at
the City Hall and the small boys
are knocking the flies centsless.
The spasmodic career of En
gineer Keightley terminated Satur
day when he sailed for Honolulu
Judging from the building
activity i n Kapaa village, the
homestead movement seems to have
switched from mauka to makai.
YOU CAN FOOL THE PEOPLE
SOME OF THE TIME
If all the School Commissioners
identified themselves with the
schools as does Hon. V? H. Rice
there would be small chance for
any high-handed mismanagement
by one or more Honolulu officials
Commissioner Rice makes it his
business to visit the schools and
aid the teachers in every possible
wav. On a recent trio among the
schools, we learned in every in
stance of a very pleasant visit from
Mr. Rice, a few days betore our
arrival. It's a great pity that other
officials cannot realize the a d
vantage of first-hand knowledge
which is gained only through an
effort to help the teachers instead o
simply dictating to them just what
they shall or shall not do. Mr
Rice's pleasing personality and in
terest in our teachers, has won for
him, the unqualified support of the
In another column of this issue
appears an elaborate program of
sports which is to be presented to
the public at the Kukuiolono Park
on the Fourth of July. Seven in
teresting events with an additional
game of baseball are promised the
spectators. This is one of the
prettiest parks on Kauai, and is
often the staging for splendid ath
The Board of Aldermen in a
coast city has instructed the chief
of police to see that such dancers
as "Turkey Trot," "Grizzly
Bear," "Bunny Hug," and "Bear
Cat," are eliminated from pro
grams at public parks during the
approaching season. Guess the
other kind of bare dancers will
still be permitted.
An exchange contains a page
article on abandoned churches and
says that 1700 places of worship
were closed in Illinois in 10 years,
1,000 in Missouri, 800 in Iowa
and 100 in Kansas. The o 1 d
churches are used for barns and
store houses. Cardinal Gibbons
is quoted as saying that there is a
decline of religion in the United
States, the official figures showing
that the church going denomina
tion is 38 per cent of the entire
The statement that the Chinese
do everything just the opposite
from the custom of the other peo
ple finds proof in the manner in
which they enforce maritime regu
lations. In case of a shipwreck,
they insist on saving the men first,
the children next and the women
ast, on the theory that the men
are more useful to the state than
the women, "for what would wo
men do without their husbands?"
We don't pretend to know what
they'd do in China, but in this
country, they'd get another husband.
Having learned that some there
are who are under the impression
that the teachers' schedule cannot
be changed without an act by the
legislature, the following extract
from the 1911 Session of Laws of
the Territory of Hawaii, will show
most conclusively that there
positively no grounds for such be
lief. The extract is from Act 88
Section 1, and is as follows:
"Such schedule shall be based upon a
classification of schools, classification ol
teachers' certificates, and length of service.
provided, however, that the schedule as to
salaries of principals and supervisors
shall be based upon the number of teach
ers under their direction. Such schedule,
when approved by the governor, and pub
lished at least three times in some news
paper of general circulation, printed and
published in Honolulu, shall have the
force and effect of law.
"Such schedule may from time to
time, with like approval and publication,
be altered, amended, or changed."
Now, Mr. Commissioners, Pope,
will, in the event of bringing up
of the schedule, inform you that
"it can't be changed, etc.," and if
he endeavors to bluff it on you,
kindly request him to better in
form himself on the subject by re
ferring to the law in the case.
The law, you will observe, dis
tinctly specifies that a principal's
salary is based on experience, the
number o f teachers under her,
and classification of certificate.
Notwithstanding this fact, there
are instances where principals who
possess Normal Diplomas and even
life certificates; principals who have
taught in the best schools of the
Territory for years, yet who are,
under the existing schedule, paid
identically the same salary as 1 1 in
cipals holding primary certificates
and with practically no experience
as principals. Pope and Gibson
will tell you that in so much as
principals have the same number
of teachers under their direction,
eqnal salaries must obtain. Do
thev not heed the law which takes
into consideration the class of
certificates, and the experience?
There never was a greater disregard
for law than has been shown in
the administration of the schedule
under which our teachers stand.
If you are a subscriber, your
name is accessible from the initial
ettcr to the last syllable, .giving
the right to have your namecor
rectly printed in these columns.
A business man who does not
subscribe to his home paper and
depends on friends nr neighbors
for such local news, cannot expect
the courtesies extended to the real
business man who shows his en
terprise in properly announcing
his wares through these columns
and as a regular subscriber, help
ing to boost the main thing which
is a "booster" for all. You may
not agree with the outspoken atti
tude of this paper, but remember,
that you have a paper published in
the interest of Kauai and for the
people of Kauai, regardless of what
the "pinheads" say, men of small
calabre, who were never a success
at any stage of the game. Whatever
else may be said o f The Gar
den Island it must be distinctly
understood that no one religious
institution, no member of the
school board, no county, or Terri
torial official, or any other i n
dividual receiving one nickle in the
way of salary or donation, can
control this sheet, or command the
.sympathy o f its present editor.
Everybody looks alike to us. It is
possible to fool the people some of
the time, but remember, not all the
Manager Hawes of the Asso
ciated Garage, came up on the
Philip L. Rice,
Hall, and returned to Honolulu
by the Kinau.
Attorney Thayer of Honolulu,
made a business trip to the Gar
den Island last week.
Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!
Pure Bred White Plymoth
Rocks, Buff Leghorns, andSil
vei Spangled Hamburg eggs at
S3. 00 per setting of 15.
Buff Orpington eggs, S3. 00,
S5.00 and $10.00 per setting
Orders Booked Now.
Cash with order required.
Lihue Poultry Farm
P. O. Box 106, Lihue, Kauai.
The world usqs 500,000,000
worth of cotton goods in a year
Of this Great Britian manufactures
' 66 per cent.
We h ive viewed with compla
cency the pros and cons regarding
the adoption of the much herald
ed Golden Treasury Reader which
itfvaded our public schools at the
beginning of September last. By
TRY THE NEW
It is the best beer made.
SS&i .,. Jam
THE HIGH IDEALS OF 70 YEARS
TAKE DEFINITE FORM IN THE
1911 Knox Hats
finest we've ever asked you to look at
and that's saying a great deal.
There's not a break in the chain of shaes
and dimensions covering a range so wide
that no man can say: "you haven't just'fy
what I Wanted."
Knox Soft Hats, $5.00 BEACON HATS
Knox Stiff Hals, $5.00 (Made by Knox)
Knox Silk Hats, $8.00 $3.50
Silva's Toggery, Ld.
Telei-hone 642 P. O. Box 54
HONOLULU SCRAP IRON CO.
C. II. BROWN, Manager
SCRAP IRON, BRASS, COPPER, AND
SECOND - HAND MACHINERY
alekauii.a St., near Electric Power Station.
Hon. and Mrs. A. S. Wilcox
are in Honolulu.
Charlie Ilerrick, representing
Schuman Carriage Co., is visit
ing Kauai in the interest of his
Miss Roscoe has been transferred
from the fifth grade in the Lihue
school to the principalship of the
Hanamaulu school to fill the va
cancy created through Mrs. E. B.
Bridgewater's leave of absence.
AGENTS FOR THE HAWAIIANI SLANDS
Coyne Furniture Company, Limitea
Alexander Young Building, Honolulu
FURNITURE OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS
Bureaus, Chiffoniers, Sideboards, Box
Couches, Mattresses, Etc.
POULSTERING AND REPAIRING
Up-to-date Livery, Draying and Boarding Stable a-.d Auto
BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Leaving Kekaha every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
ARRIVING AT THEIR DESTINATION IN THREE HOURS
W. WEBER Manager.
Telephone 4 W Waimea P. O. Box 48
TRENT TRUST CO., Ltd.
Member Honolulu Stock and Bond Exchange
Real Estate, Insurance, Trusts
WANTED--Two or three first-class
agents on Kauai.
I The Eleele Store I
1 The House With A Reputation For Squareness 1
J. 1. SILVA. Proprietor.
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