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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1913
THE GARDEN ISLAND
was a lad who but recently 1 ft
school, a bright, and industrous
youth, yet who, unless he nunds
TUESDAY AUG. 12th. 1913
All the Big
Ins ways, is most surely ht.;ded
for the reform school. The au-
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allow the present class of ruffians
big college garnet you will find
that the ball almost invariably
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to keep on the training of our
boys until s me horrible crin e is
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committed before they decide "m
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THE BIG "I"
This paper, has always stood
out strongly (or county govern
ment, believing earnestly in the
ability of our citizens to govern
the county i n a little bit tvtter
manner than it could possibly be
looked after under any other
arrangement. However, if the
rumors concerning the powers of
a subordinate official relative to
the power which h2 is supposed to
wield as the result of a vote
getting arrangement be true, there
is ample room and teason for a
change of opinion. Of course the re
ports are mere rumor, but that thev
exist at all, is a deplorable condition
to say the least. In all business
concerns of even the least impor
tance, there is nearly always found
a n individual whose importance
and influence (to his own mind,)
far eclipses that of the owner or
manager; a man who "lays up"
things in order to give him an ad
vantage over the "boss;"' a man
who finally becomes so bold and as
suming as to allow the impression
to get abroad among his friends
and acquaintances, that were i t
not for he alone, the business
would go to the Sow-wows; that
he has slipped "one over" the
boss, who, as a result, dares not
let him go. The climax is reach
ed sooner or latter, however, when
the boss, realizing as a matter of
course, the great risk of going in
to bankruptcy, finds that his busi
ness lies in advising the "main
guy" that in justice to the won
derful ability displayed while in
the employ of the company, he
should no longer waste time on a
salary, and much as he regrets
to do so, he feels it his duty to give
the star a chance to go his way
Now, this is occurring daily,
throughout the world of commerci
alism, and if it works successfully
in private concerns, why would it
not be well to try it in the ad
ministration o f our county and
Territorial affairs. The great cry
in Honolulu for years, has been
the need of conducting the city's,
affairs after the manner of a well
regulated business corporation.
The very moment a subordinate in
any line of employment begins to
feel all important, to feel that there
is not another who can replace
him, that man has out-lived his
usefulness to his employer, be that
employer private or government
The Bertram-Crowell differences
the climax of which came when
warrant was secured by Bertram
last t-nday morning, charging
Crowell with embezzlement, is one
of th-j disagreeable hannenincs in
one's life-history, and one which
places the official in a most unen
viable position before the public.
Aside from the charge placed
against him bv Bertram, rumor is
rife regarding Mr. Crow-ell's ad
ministration of his office, and he
has. in asking for a thorough in
vestigation, toeing willing to abide,
b y the consequence?, taken the
proper stand. It now remains for
those possessing the power to act,
to name a committee who would
thrash the mattet out thoroughly,
thus forever putting to naught, the
malicious reports i n circulation
concerning him, or on the other
hand, if, after an investigation, the
reports be substantiated, employ
the same frankness he now dis
plays, and recommend his dis
charge. Realizing that it is his right
to be vindicated, he has asked for
an investigation, which is due him
and should be allowed at once. No
man is guilty until proven so.
We note with undisguised
amusement, a statement in rn tx
change, to the effect that if li e
probe now under way on Hawa;i.
were to be carried out on the lis
of the islands, the same condi.ious
would develop as now confront
Hawaii. It's a case of "why c'on't
you speak for yourself, John," for
there is no more sense in even th
slightest reference to official cor
ruption in connection with cur
county board of supervisors and
heads of countv departments, than
there is in a statement to the i fleet
that Pres. Wilson is a republ car.
The officials of Kauai Countv have
a reputation for. efficiency, frank
ness and progressiveness, which
has long been the envy of the rest
of the Territory and are most
deserving of this reputat;on, and
more, if it were possible. Co-i e on
with your investigation! We're
ready, at a moment's notice.
Suppose the members of l h
various boards of supervisor "f th"
Territory, and Honolulu's famous
mayor, were to administer then
offices i n accordance with t li
method in vogue in Well-villi
Kansas, a hustling little western
city. An exchange has the follow
ing to say relative thereto:
"The city is governed by a mayor and
five rmineilincn, whose only nay in fifty
rents a piece for each council inectinx
they attend. As the council lncetx only
once a month, each of these six men,
draw ?t a year."
This might be a good plan for
the Honolulu officials to adopt,
thus giving the county more road
In view of the arguments, pro
and con the toll gate proposition
in regard to the pali road, it might
not be a bad idea if the citizens of
Honolulu were to follow out a
plan instituted by Gov. Major of
Missouri. For two days in August,
every able-bodied citizen in the
state the governor included will
take up pick-and-shovel in the in
terest of good roads. The governor
clearly is familiar with the old
adage, I f you would have a
thing well done, do it yourself"
and this, we submit, is the real
basis of statesmanly wisdom.
In noting the running down of
a working man by an automoble,
an exchange says that the wheels
passed over his dinner can, and
for a few minutes, he was stunned.
If anything is calculated to stun a
man, it is when something happens
to his dinner can.
The rough-neck element among
the Hanamaulu Portuguese suc
ceeded l n making itself c o n
spicuous last Monday evening dur
ing a show in the school house.
These toughs would do well to
profit by a former grand Jury in
vestigation which took place about
a year ago. That jury let them off
with a warning, as to their future
conduct. To annoy an audience
during a performance, and to
further apply vile names to a man
who would ask those responsible
for the annoyance, to desist, is
conduct which can originiate only
in the minds of those sorely in
need of police attention. In the
crowd of ruffians the other night.
We hardly think that the crown
ed heads of Europe, who hold
their title through centuries of mur
der and assassination, will succeed
in bulldozing the Wilson adminis
tration into recognizing the mur
derer who is now at the head of
affairs in Mexico.
A plate concern, sends us a
proof of the plate of a story, "The
Melting of Molly," which it wishes
us to run in The Garden Island.
We have been so nearly melted
ourselves for the last few days,
that we don't care to see Molly in
the same fix.
It is a pitv that some of these
big, husky wife-beaters could not
be put to work at "hard labor"
for about thirty days, then some of
that superfluous fighting strength
might be applied to the benefit of
the public instead of one person.
An anti-suffrage Cartoon depicts
a man staying at home and doing
the washing while his wife goes
to vote. And it's dollars to dough
nuts that she will do a better job
at voting than he does at washing.
I F you don't think the new
electric company i s a hummer,
just take down your telephone re
ceiver and you will be enlightened.
A Big rain storm passed over
the mountain the other day with
thunder orchestral accompaniment.
A Big Display
Notice the Whitney & Marsh
advertisement in this issue. This
progressive firm offers to send any
article of merchandise on approval,
including ready-to-wear garments.
They also pay freight or postage
in all but the case of patterns.
Read the Whitney & Marsh ad.
ARE showing many new Leather
Goods of the GORHAM m. ke,
among which arc:
Folding Air Cushions in Leather
Hand Bags of New Shapes, hand
somely mounted in Gold
Kit Bags and Cases for Men and
Women, with fittings of Crystal.
Card Cases. Wallets, Jewel Poxes,
Traveling Clocks with Radium
Men's Leather Ik-lLs with Gold and
. a a at.- at.. D.ait Hull tlfll tffl fl O fl t rvl h th
con fire men mow u umi mc . r. ,.' ' -
American Uamie for ten yeara, and ii the Official t No other
ball can be ukI in any League game. Price everywhere Ji.tS.
a l a . i. .ircMHjna CmA. la a unaraiilrc ill anal
Iihim article ar or money lack (aetpf an Balla ao4 Ban
Sportlnf Geadt to 1 goaranttc el anillty-lt mnn tattt
n,M lark InnntM Balla ana Ban uaer ll.M).
Th? ch orrici A I. ARE .,!, u v ,.. ' VSrTC
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
for the Territory of Havm'i
ill rP SaC
j Field and Opera Glasses. ) M
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j laisl j HSlMj . I I They average 25 perceat jj J
' , i w 1 1 g U more ian other Tires, m I
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We pay Freight or Postage
except on Ladies Home
Whitney & Marsh
P. O. Box 171
In The Circuit Court of The
Fifth Circuit Territory Of
At Chambers In Probate.
In the Matter of the Estate of
Ralph Lyman Wilcox, deceased
Ord&r For Notice Of
Hearing Petition For Probate
A Document purporting to be
the last Will and Testament of
Ralph Lvman Wilcox, of Lihue,
Kauai, deceased, having on the
22nd dav of July, a. n. 1)13 been
presented to said Probate Court,
and a Petition for the Probate
thereof, and for the Issuance of
Letters Testamentary to Anna
Charlotte Wilcox; C h a r 1 e s H.
Wilcox and Charles' A. Rice, hav
ing been filed bv the above named
Charles H. Wilcox.
It is hereby ordered, that Fri
day the 22nd day of August, A. D.
1913, at 10 o'clock, A. if. of said
day, at the Ccut Room of said
Court, at Lihue, County of Kauai,
Territory of Hawaii, be and the
same hereby is appointed the time
and place for proving said Will and
hearing said application.
Dated at Lihue, County of
Kauai, July 22nd. 1913.
By the Court.
D. Wm. Dean.
July 22-29-Aug. 5-12-1913.
The best flour known, in every
home Sperry flour. tf
MILTON & PARSONS
Fort St., Honolulu
The house of individuality in
New hats from the Kast by
Mail orders promptly attended to.
Mr. Foss, representing a brush
house that makes enough brushes
in a sin trie dav to suddIv the
world, is in town and it is rumored.
so dead in love with Kauai that he
can t get away.
! F. E. DAVIS & CO.
HONOLULU, T. H.
Nitasu and (Mkiu'jiaxt Sthkets
Blacksmith supplies, Wag
ons, Buggies, Harness, Bi
Prompt and careful atten
tion given to mail orders.
in order to meet the demands of the people of Honolulu and
the Hawaiian Islands generally, we have taken over the
and will run it ns a first-class plating shop in conjunction
with our electrical business. We are now prepared to do
Gold, Zinc, Bronze,
and Silver Plating
At Very Reasonable Prices
This department will be in charge of one of the lest platers
in the states who will shortly arrive with new machinery and
ideas and will make the plant up to date in every respect.
King and Bishop Sts.
Hon. T. Brandt. Mrs. Brandt
and Miss Umbenhauer. of Waimea.
spent Friday, Saturday' and Sun-
, day, in Ilacna.
00 YOU READ THE GARDEN ISLAND?