THH GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1912
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY OCT. 8th. 1912.
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
Subscription Rates $2.50 Per
Year, $1.50 for six months
Advertising Rates, 50 Cents
An Inch Per Month.
E. B. Bridgewater, Editor
K. C. Hopper, Manager
With Lihue's new bank build
ing, the county building nnd wire
less station completed, Lihue will
put on rather a citified appearance.
Doesn't it seem a little out of
proportion for Hawaii to have a
high school, when Kauai is three
times bigger in importance lug
ger as Hawaii?
So far in this campaign we
haven't noticed any shirt-tearing
for any of the candidates. But may
be as the weather gets cooler, the
campaign will get warmer.
With Democratic, Independent
and Republican tickets in the field,
there will in all probability be
more interest aroused in the com
ing election than was at first anticipated.
Find the distance across the
Wailua flats, then calculate on
completing two and a half miles
of macadam per month, and you
will have some idea of how long
it can be before the work will be
One of the chief attractions of
the republican platform is the dec
laration of the party to favor the
cause of education and adequate
appropriations for the support of
all departments of our educational
Now that Secretary Fisher has
come and seen the actual (?) con
ditions with which the Kauai
homesteader has to contend, let us
hope for better results in connec
tion with the land laws concering
There will soon be macadam
across the Wailua flat and the
traveling public will forever bless
the road department for its atten
tion to one of the worst spots on
the island except the crossing be
low the Fairview Hotal.
An exchange says a Kansas
farmer does his plowing at night,
beginning at 2 a. m. and quitting
at 9 A. m.
That's nothing, the boys down
this way, sow all their oats be
tween midnight and daylight.
Anyway there are plesanter jobs
than running for president. Bill
Taf t is reported as having a sprain
ed ankle, Teddy R. is hoarse with
shouting that everybody is a liar,
and woody Wilson is wondering
how he can square himself with
Nearly every political career,
however brilliant, ends in a trage
dy a tragedy of disappointment
and defeat. The man who can keep
on smiling afterwards comes
through i t best. The one who
cultivates a grouch, sinks into
What's become of that Kauai
baseball team? Did somebody catch
cold in the feet, or did those hand
ling the affair make a bungle?
Something has missed, but what
is it? The public would be inter
ested to know what has become
of the proposition.
If the delay in getting the mail
off the Hall Friday was the result
of simply an oversight, very
well and good, but if it was due to
thoughtlessness and a don't-give-a-dang-whether-you-get-y
o u r-mail-or-not-attitude,
then w e would
advise the backers cf such an at
titude to steer clear of the preci
pice. An interesting plank in the re
publican platform, is that which
provides for truant officers. The
present system whereby the Sheriff's
department must carry out this
work, is one which not only proves
annoying to the police, but is also
of very little aid to the teachers.
The naming of a truant officer,
for each district, or say one for
Lihue, Hanamaulu and Huleia,
would mean that those who are
chronically absent, could be given
the needed attention. By all means
let us try the new scheme. It might
be all right it would be no worse
than the present.
Independent candidates for
various county offices are begin
ning to loom upon the horizon.
Get in and get your feet wet: the
water's fine and deep, the more
the merrier. We've none of us got
a cinch on things, and the game
is young yet, so go to it!
The custom in Japan of a great
man committing suicide when the
ruler dies, looks pretty enougn on
paper, but w e don't believe i t
will grow in other countries. If
President Taft should die, ye
Editor would write a nice obituary,
but h e wouldn't shuffle off his
There is never influence
brought to bear on a people, but
that some one or more of those
people will squeal on the man who,
having power to do so, does the
"influencing." The man to whom
God has given wealth and influ
ence, should bow his head in shame
when he so far forgets himself as
to use such influence against
furthering the interests of the poor
within his power and influence.
The press dispatches tell u s
that seven thousand Chieago
people crowded and pushed to get
near the church in which was held
the funeral of the white wife of
the Negro pugilist. Jack Johnson,
who shot herself recently. And
our churches, including those in
Chicago, collect vast sums of
money annually to send mission
aries to foreign lands.
It will take something more
than dynamite to blow up the
foundations of the republican
party; Abraham Lincoln laid them;
Grant and Haynes, Garfield and
Blaine, Harrison and Morton,
Sherman and McKinley strength
ened them, they have borne the
mighty fabric of a great republic
for half a century. "Thegatesof
hell cannot prevail against them,"
and surely the hot air of campaign
oratory will not blow them down.
"Ik the wealth of the United
States continues to increase as in
the last ten years, in the year two
thousand, it will amount to twelve
trillion, two hundred and fifty
billion dollars. In 1800 there were
twelve colleges in the United
States, now there are over five
hundred with a n attendance of
seven hundred and fifty thousand
girls and boys, who are learning
the important duties of American
citizenship." Champ Clark.
We don't think it is a matter
worth getting excited about, but
those who are inclined to treat the
attitude of this paper as socialist
ic, are apparently among the class
of individuals who with to hog
everything in sight. If being ab
solutely fair in dealing wish pub
lic affairs, regardless of who is
concerned, is considered socialistic,
then we are socialists. However,
we do not claim to support the
socialistic cause any further than
to advocate a square deal for all
The following are members of
President Taft's cabinet: Secretary
of state, Philander Chase Knox of
Pennsylvania; secretary of the
treasury, Franklin MacVeagh of
Illinois, secretary of war, Henry
L. Stimson ot New York; attorney
general, George W. Wickersham
of New York; postmaster general,
Frank H. Hitchcock of Massachu
setts; secretary of the navy, Geo.
von L. Meyer of Massachusetts:
secretary of the interior, Walter
L. Fisher of Illinois; secretary of
Agriculture, James Wilson of Iowa;
secretary of commerce and labor,
Charles Nagel of Missouri.
Wm. Elliott manager of the Ko
loa Trading Co., of Koloa was in
the County Seat Friday.
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Contractor McDonald brought a
big force of men with him from
Honolulu to work on the construc
tion of the new bank building,
work upon which will be rushed.
Hon. C. A. Rice left for Hono
lulu Saturday n a visit in con
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