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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1912
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY MAY 28th. 1912.
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
Subscription Ratiss $2,50 Per
Year, $1.50 i'or six months
Advertising Rates, SO Cknts
An Inch Per Month.
E. B. Bridgewater, Editor
K. C. IIoi'i'ER, Manager
It's about time for Kauai to
launch that political campaign.
You don't know h o v much
you've got to know, to know how
little you know.
There is no excuse for hesitancy
in accepting proffered information
under extraordinary conditions.
Do your part in boosting for
Kauai. You can do so by express
ing yourself through our promotion
Ok course we'll have a course of
study. Aren't the Supervising
principals "Coping" with the pro
"Mid pleasures and palaces,
Tho' we may roam,"
When the stomach is empty,
"There's no place like home."
Cities and towns are energetically
erecting altars to the gods of good
fellowship, j o y a n d learning.
These altars are our publiclibraries.
No other institution which society
has brought forth is so wide in its
scope; so universal in its appeal;
su near to every one of us; so in
viting to both young and old; so
fit to teach without arrogance, the
ignorant, dud without faltering, the
The public library is to be the
center of all activities that make
for social efficiency. It is to do
more to bind intp one pacific whole
and to develop the feeling that we
are citizens of no mean community
than any other institution we have
yet established, or that we can yet
The Ladies of Koloa have form
ed a reading club which meets
every Tuesday afternoon going the
rounds among the members. The
hostess for the day selects the read
ing for the occasion and arranges
for the reader. Light refreshments
are served during the afternoon.
Thus far the readings have been
serious and on instructive lines.
They are very pleasant affairs.
It is doubtful if there ever was
a more critical moment in the his
tory of the Republican party than
at the present time. The fight be
tween the Taft and Roosevelt
elements has taken on such a direct
personal nature as to almost make
it impossible for the two factors to
unite in the support of the other's
candidate. For instance, if Roose
velt is nominated, it is not likely
that Taft's followers would sup
port him, and the reverse would be
the case if Taft receives the nomi
nation. This condition of affairs
strengthens the belief that our
next president will be a democrat.
The dry weather, so early in
the summer, awakens apprehen
sion in the minds of those inter
ested in the local sugar industry
and they are more or less casting
about for fresh supplies of water.
The vast quantities of water which
run to waste in every quarter of
the island during every consider
able rainfall emphasize the fact
that it is only a question of proper
conservation to meet all the rea
sonable requirements of the island.
This intelligent conservation is a
thing which must come and will
be in the interests of everybody
and the sooner the various inter
ests controlling water and water
shed country get together a n d
pool their issues the better it will
be for everybody. In the mean
time vast areas of one man's crops
are suffering because another man
likes to see his water running to
The report that the Honolulu
hotels are constantly wielding the
hammer t o tourists in order to
'li'e2d"thein, has been investigated, j
A representative of this paper call-j
ed on the management of one of
the leading hotels from whom he
learned that there had never been
a single attempt made to prevent
tourists from coming at will.
'That I may make myself perfectly
clear a s to my attitude in the
affair," said he, "I will say that
we will place any literature that
the Kauai hotels may have, in a
prominent place in my hotels and
Cafe, and let no opportunity pass
wherein lean, even personally, put
in a good word for Kauai to t h e
tourist travel. I have good reasons
to sVispect the source of the knock
ing which is complained of. Those
who are engaged in this dispicable
trade of knocking, are concerned
chiefly in injuring us, but of course
Kauai as well as the other islands
get the indirect effects of it."
The attitude of the supervising
principals of schools and the pro
gress they are making in getting
no where in their work, materially
strengthens our former expressions
to the effect that the qualifications
of our supervisors should be more
carefully considered. In a recent
address to the supervising princi
pals Prof. Scott struck the key note
when he suggested that the super
visor's duty is to step riRht in and
demonstrate to the teacher as to the
methods to pursue, etc. Imagine
then, a supervising principal who
never had normal training, or any
training other than island e x
perience, being sufficientlyqualified
to direct the course of many of our
teachers. We also heartily agree
with Mr. Scott, that the supervis
ing principal should possess
credentials superior or a t least,
equal, to those possessed by the best
teacher under his or her direction.
That this is not so in the present
instance, is emphasized bv the
childish-like proceedings of thesu
pervising principals at their Hono
lulu meeting. If no better results
can be obtained in the future than
we have had in the past from these
officials with but few exceptions,
there is room for grave doubt as to
the wisdom of continuing this
branch of the service. That we
need supervising principals, all
will concede, but that such men
and women should be possessed of
broader views and better qualifi
cations than our average supervi
sing principal possesses, must also
The chief duty of a supervising
principal should be to observe the
work of the Honolulu Normal
School graduates especially in re
gard to their English. It is not
any reflection on these graduates to
say that nine out often have but
smattering of real grammar. They
have been instructed to "teach
grammar incidentally," and that
they have stuck to this hard and
fast rule, is too plainly manifested
in the course of a short conversation
However, these graduates, with
all their deficiency in English, are,
after all, trained teachers and in
many cases as capable of running
their schools at $60.00 as some su
pervising principals with a salary
ranging from 175. 00 to 250.00 per
month, with no further qualifica
tion than a number of years ex
perience in some remote country
school. The department will sav.
we cannot get others." This,
we believe to be true, but for the
best interests of our youth, let us
hope that ere long we will be en
abled to have for these very im
portant positions, men and women
who "do things," who can get to
gether on that which will be of the
greatest advantage to the greatest
number; a body of workers who
will pull in harmony with the de
partment, thus removing that fric
Hon which is surely a menace to
the successful administration of a
department of such vast importance
as that which has for its sole aim,
the education of our youth.
The Lihue Library is now up
wards of 12 years old. Like the
kingdom of God and many other
good things, it has come "without
observation." There has been no
blowing of trumpets nor frantic
appeals for help. Once a year it
has come before the public with
a fair civinc crood value mul
making a modest appeal, once a
year it has collected the very
modest fee of $1.00 from its mem-1
bers. During all this time the
books have been domiciled in the
Sunday School rooms of the
church. The aim has been to put
a 1 1 available funds directly into
books as the first essential of a
library. The time has come, or is
very near at hand, when the books
will have out grown their present
accomodation. The time lm.
come is very near at hand whu
the aggregate value of these book
will be so great that a saf jr prm i
sion should be made for tin in. A
fire proof library building "f am
pie capacity, and fitted with all
the modern appliances, would 1k
none too good, and none loo uri
vanced for an intelligent a n d
wealthy community like this, and
we ought to have it. '
We understand that Mr. Lyd
gate has been feeling out along
these lines and that he has secured
sketch-plans for such a building,
with the idea that one being suffi
cient for present requirements
might be built now with provision
in the p 1 a n for an additional
building when required. This plan
contemplates reinforced concrete
We most heartily approve o f
this new move for the library and
wish it all success.
Philip L. Rice,
Per W. G. Hall, arriving Friday,
May 24. Miss L. Day. F. S. Lax,
F. Glade, R. P. Spalding, Geo.
Keikilawe, S. G. Pay, Mr. Cubey,
I. P. Kimball, E. B. Bridgewater.
The Kauai Railway Co. is ex
tending i t s Koloa branch u p
thiough the church property and
back of the Hospital to the Koloa
mill. This will be a great conveni
ence to the Koloa plantation.
Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!
Pure Bred White Plyniolh
Rocks, Buff Leghorns, andSil
vei Spangled Hamburg eggs at
$3.00 per setting of 15.
Buff Orpington eggs, S3. 00,
$5.00 and $10.00 per setting
Orders Booked Now.
Cash with order required.
Lihue Poultry Farm
P. O. Box 10G, Lihue, Kauai.
Sweethearts are always dear, but
wives are far more expensive.
The more promises a man makes
the more he dosen't keep.
TRY THE NEW
It is the best beer made.
Telephone 642 p. o. Box 54
HONOLULU SCRAP IRON CO.
C. II . BROWN, Manager
vSCRAP IRON, BRASS, COPPER, AND
SECOND - HAND MACHINERY
Ai.EKAuii,A St., near Electric Power Station.
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TAKE DEFINITE FORM IN THE
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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
what I wanted."
Knox soft Hats, $5.00 BEACON HATS
Knox Stiff Hats, $5.00 (Made by Knox)
Knox Silk Hats, $8.00 $3.50
Silva's Toggery, Lei.
AGENTS FOR THE HAWAIIANI SLANDS
Coyne Furniture Company, Limitca
Alexander Young Building, Honolulu
FURNITURE OF AM, DESCRIPTIONS
Bureaus, Chiffoniers, Sideboards, Box
Couches, Mattresses, Etc.
POULSTERING AND REPAIRING
TRENT TRUST CO., Ltd.
Member Honolulu Stock and Bond Exchange
Real Estate, Insurance, Trusts
WANTED Two or three first-class
agents on Kauai.
! Waimea Stables!
8 LIMITED J
I Up-to-date Livery, Draying and Boarding Stable and Auto- !
I Livery Business. -o
j BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA I
Leaving Ke.kalm every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. J
ARRIVING AT THEIR DESTINATION IN THREE HOURS
W. WEBER Manager.
Telephone 4 W Waimea P. O. Box 48 i
READ THE GARDEN ISLAND $2.50
The Eleele Store
The House With A Reputation For Squar
J. I. SILVA, Proprietor.
READ THE GARDEN ISLAND $2.50