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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1913
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY AUG. 19th. 1913
Entered at the post office nt
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
SUIISCUII'TION RATKS $2.50 PliK
YlCAK, SI. 50 VOW. SIX MONTHS
Advhktising Ratus, 75 Cunts
An Inch Pku Month.
E. B. Bridgkwatku, Editor
K. C. Hori'Ku, Managkr
WAS HE RAILROADED?
Tim case of Iona, the former
superintendent of Waimea Water
Works, mention of which is made
elsewhere in this issue, presents a
most peculiar state of affairs. At
the tune of the trial which resulted
in his being adjudged insane, there
were many who discredited the
validity of the courts decision,
basing their belief on what seemed
to them, very strong circumstances.
Kor instance there was a difference
o f opinion between the doctors
who examined him, and in addi
tion to this, a prominent business
man is quoted as saying that the
unfortunate man, in his opinion,
was merely worried. Then, too,
immediately following the court's
charge that he be committed to the
insane asvltim in Honolulu, h e
was granted permission to go to
his home where he Had a sum of
money running into the hundreds
of dollars, belonging to the countv,
and which he desired to turn over
to the proper authorities before he
left for Honolulu. J"- was accom
panied to his home by ..isattornev,
who stood by while Mr. Iona
checked up his accounts and count
ed out the money, absolute cor
rectness being the result.
Taking the monev, and his
books, he went to the bank, pur
chased an exchange and endorsed
it over to the county, thus wind
ing up his affairs in a most business-like
manner. We will leave it
to our readers to judge for them
selves, if such actions are in keep
ing with the average conduct of an
insane individual. So much for the
Waimea end of it. Arriving in Ho-
olulu, h e was placed in -the
(in, where he remained but for
Mine, being released and
oloyment as a carpenter,
. of the leading contract
uims of Honolulu. The ques
-n again arises: Would an insane
man be able to perforin high-class
carpeutery work, for which he re
ceives a salary of four dollars per
day? We will answer this ourselves.
Most assuredly not. .Finally becom
ing possessed with a desire to visit
his Waimea home, through the
intercession of friends, he secured
a letter from one of the asylum
officials, stating that he was parol
edjor.a certain length of time, but
must necessarily reside in Lihue
or Honolulu, notwithstanding that
his home is in Waimea. In a nut
shell, the proposition boils itself
down to this: Either Mr. Iona is,
or is not, insane, and the concen
sus of opi lion is growing daily,
that he is not, nor never has been,
insane, in which case, it would
eein that those responsible for
railroading him to the asylum are
in a mighty great need of the lime
light ot an investigation by federal
Tin: preliminary steps towards
the organization of The Kauai
Chamber of Commerce," which
was taken last Thursday morning
in a meeting of a representative
body of Kauai's business men, was
the climax ot a movement which
had its origin in an attempt .some
years ago, upon the part of some
of our leading business men who
foresaw the advantages of such an
organization. A meeting will be
held in the Lihue Hall next
1 hursday morning at which mem
bers will be admitted and t h e
kauai Chamber ot Commerce"
it is understood that a request
will be made by the delegation at
tending the convention which con
venes in Honolulu on September
17th., to the effect that the mem
bers of the Chambers of Commerce
on the various islands, become the
guests of the Kauai body. A s
soon as the local organization
settles down to business, it is to
turn its attention to the exploita
tion of Kauai along the same lines
pursued bv the Ililo Hoard o f
Trade oniy different. T h e
officers are ail men in the live-wire
class, being hard a n d diligent
workers in the interest of promo
tion work for the Garden Island.
"Watch the Garden Island Blos
som," is now our slogan.
"Ax' phv." sez a gran Waimea
gintlernin. "do yez slitir up the
divil in our deestrick, whin its yer
self will be utanen to become wan
iv us? ;
Shur-re its aisy tor see. Its Koike '
this; Ye Idyther, bar-riu' all that
has been said ferninst him, is wiiti
dacint sort of unit, which fact is
accounted fur by his liviu' fur
sich a lingth uv time amongst skh
dacint, gintle, pace-lovin' pet. pit
as is found in Lihui. This bein'
thru, it is his gratest desiie tti sie
the Waimea atmisfere claired be-for-re
he honors the bur-rg In be-'
coniin' wan uv its cityzins. A rr ej
we rhight. ye spalpeen uv a quis- .
DKfOTV Sheriff Crowell inform
us that there are others in Waimer (
holding more than one job, am' i
that Ye Editor is in the same box
Unfortunately, we are not. Wc i
never did hold a county job. and
the chances are mighty slim for m
ever doing such a thing. Of courcc
we fully expect to hold that post-1
mastership at the new Ilanamau- 1
hi postffice, but that has nothing j
to do with the county. ,
Pkhsipknt Wilson has taken tin ,
advice of Tiiu Gardkn Island
and placed the fourth-class post
masters under real civil sendee in
stead of the sham kind as pro
mulgated bv friend Taft. He has
opened all these jobs to a competi-.
tive examination and the fellow
that's in. will have to stand the
examination as well as the filUuv
who wants in. This is t lie real
YK Editor may be "foolish as
an irate customer put it the other
day, but its dollars to doughnuts
that were he in t h e wholesale
liquor business he would h a v e
sense enough to know that a cus
tomer who buvs a barrel of beer
and wine every dav or so, can be
nothing more nor less than owii'T
of a mighty healthy blind pig.
Tun -.tatement by one ol our
county offic'als not longsinre, that
"the largest bulk of freight com
ing into the Ilanalei District from
Honolulu booze," is very much at
variance with the fact that Deputy
Sheriff W. W. Werner of Ilanalei.
acc rding t o records for the
months of January and February,
made no remittance for fines, etc.
It is said that you can sleep
better on a hot summer night if
you will put a sheet of heavy pa
per between the bed sheet and
mattress. Ye Editor can't vouch
for the truth of this, however, as
he lias never tried it. He doesn't
get time to sleep, nohow.
To tell a newspaper man to say
what he pleases about you, unless
you are absolutely free from the
limelight, is very much like fool
ing with a stick of dynamite.
An exchange says a man hung
himself because people found fault
with him. If Ye Editor would do
that everytime somebody found
fault with him, he would soon run
out nf rope.
"I considkr it an honor, that I
am able to buffaloe the people of
Waimea, and to bunco the Sheriff, ' '
remarked Deputy Sheriff W. O.
Crowell while in Lihue last Tnurs
day. And then it rained
WOMEN O. K.
Tin; latest and most sweeping
proof that women will vote when
they are enfranchised is given in
an analysis of the returns in a re
cent municipal election in Los
Angeles. Men are not disfranchis
ed if they do not vote, and women
should not be denied the ballot be
cause some people think they
would not vote if given a chance.
The facts of the Los Angeles elec
tion prove that they will vote if
given a chance, and in this elec
tion at least they have established
a voting average which compares
favorably with that of the men, al
though voting is new to California
women, while California men have
a long experience as voters.
According to the California Out
look, the total registration in Los
Angeles qualified for the munici
pal election was 171,025. The
number of men registered w a s
97,186. or 56.9 per cent of the to
tal. The registration of women
footed up 73.S39, or 43.1 per cent
of the total.
The total vote was S9.831 only
52.5 per cent of the registration.
The vote bv men was 52,731.
The vote by women was 37.100.
The percentage of registered men
voting was 54.2
The percentage of registered
women voting was 50.2
The percentage of the total vote
cast by men was 58.7.
The percentage of the total vote
ast by women was 41.3.
ARE showing many new Lea. her
Goods ot the GORI1AM nn l.e,
among whuih are:
Folding Air Cushions in l.euti ir
Hand Hags 6f New Shapes, hand
somely mounted in Gold
Kit Hags and Cases for Men and
Women, with fittings of Crystal.
Card Cases. Wallets, Jewel lk.es,
Traveling Clocks with iiiidii.u;
Men's Leather Helt.s with Gold and
Field and Opera Glasses.
Ml the Big
If vou attend any of the
hp colleire panics vou will find
that the ball almost invariably
used Is the REACH OFFICIAI
AMERICAN LEAGUE HALL.
College men won t have anvthine
but the BEST that's why they all use
The ReSlCR Ball
College men know too that the Reach Ball lias b'.en adopted, by the
i.rii..i, in un. nm i the Official League Hall. No otner
ball can be used In any Hague same. Trice everywhere $1.85;
The Reach Tradc-msrk on all Sporllnj Goods Is a ouarjntce ol'qnallty-II means satis
faction, a new article or your money back (except on Balls and. Bau under I1.0Q).
The REACH OFFICIAL JIASE HALu UUIUB . , . .-,
nlied authority ot the American Leuue. . lllijory and photos or . 1 orio s
series, schedules, records. Ac. 10 cents at dealers' or by mm.
t 1 v
Theo. H. Davies& Co., Ltd.
for the Territory of Hav)aii
From Gur well acscrled
stock willingly sent
We pay Freight or Postage
except on Ladies Home
Whitney & Marsh
P. O. Box 171
Has added a new five-seater
Studebaker to his garage
and is in a position to give
his patrons even better service
than ever before. Careful
drivers, comfortable cars, and
always ready to start.
DAY OR NIGHT SERVICE
TELEPHONE 84 L
Doubtless there are still some
women in Los Angeles who are
timid about voting, some who do
not think it " womanly, '' some
who are not "interested," some
who could not "leave the baby,"
but nothing is heard of them, and
although the women have had the
vote only since November, 1911.
they seem to have done their duty
as citizens nearly as well as did the
The best flour known, in every
home Sperrv flour. tf
MILTON & PARSONS
Fort St., Honolulu
The house of individuality in
New hats from the Kast by
Mail orders promptly attendee! to.
New Library Books
The Amateur gentleman Fomol
Corparal Cameron Connor
The Mating of Lydia Ward
The mischief maker Opptnheim
The unknown Quantity Van
V. V's Kjes Harrison
The Hollow of her hand
A Coy in the Wilderness Waller
The Flirt Tarkingtoir
The Adventures of Pujol Locke
S F. E. DAVIS & CO.
HONOLULU, T. H.
X it a. nt anil Mkwiiant Stkkkts
COMMISSION MERCHANTS '
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-geuerally, we have taken over the
and will run it as 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 best 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
Sperry products for the house
wife, the trade, the best Hint's
male. ' tf.
00 YDU READ THE GARDEN ISLAND?