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THE GARDEN 'ISLAND TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1913
THE GARDEN ISLAND '
TUESDAY SEPT. 30th. 1913
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
Subscription Rates $2.50 Per
ykar, si. 50 for six months
Advertising Rates, 75 Cunts
An Inch Per Month.
E. B. Cridgewater, Editor
They are slaves who fear to speak
for the fallen and the Weak; they are
slaves who will not choose haired,
scorning and abuse, rather than, tn
silence shrink from the truth they
needs must think: the) are slaoes mho
dare not be in the right toith two or
three. Jas. Russel Lovell.
"WE must not forget that the
plantations are all powerful, and
that the best way to get along, is
to pat the plantation people on
the back cater to them, etc."
So said a prominent government
official recently while speaking of
the frankness of the press. The
official in question is holding a
position carrying equal or greater
responsibilities and certainly of
far greater importance to the
future of Kauai than any planta
tion manager. With but a possible
single exception, there is not a
plantation manager but would re
sent anv cringing, subservient at
titude upon the part of his fellow
men; and but would turn with
disgust from the man who would
grovel at his feet for crumbs. The
man who does things; the man
possessed with managerial calibre,
is not the man to accept such condi
tions as indicated by the remarks
of a shrimp of an official who has
probably sat on his brains for so
long that he is rendered incapable
of recognizing the real worth of
the class of in eh he would have us
believe are nothing more nor less
than so many egotistic plutocrats.
An official or any other mai
for that matter, who depends up
on his ability to patronize influence
for his position, has about lost his
usefulness as a public benefactor.
Influence, when used in the proper
light, is an excellent thing, but
employed for aims which are con
trary to one's own interests a s
well as to those of the community,
there is no language sufficiently
strong to properly condemn it.
The plantations are important
factors in the up-keep of the Ter
ritory, and as a consequence, are
influential as is their right yet,
we fail to sse why anyone should
feel disposed to give them the
whole say in the matter, nor do we
think for a moment, that the plan
tations desire such conditions. It
is simply such pin-headed simple
tons as the official who made the
quoted remarks, who are respon
sible for the creation of such a
A whine courts failure. It is a
mark of weakness, too insignificant
to excite pity. Man in the image of
God. was made to stand erect and
not be a gioveling, simpering, sub
servient wretch, willing to accept
any conditions from the powers
that be, for the privilege of exis
School Supervisor H. II. Bro-
die's reply to the editorial in this
paper last week, appears in anoth
er column of this issue. The reply
clearly indicates that the super
visor is qualified, but that is about
all it does do. He has not covered
the question as to who's responsible
for the conditions' referred to, simp
ly saying that he cousiders the
matter personal between himself
' and the department. It seems by
this that the teacher doesn't come
in for any consideration at all.
What Mr. Brodie would say, is
something to the effect that he is
not responsible for the selection of
teachers on Kauai. That he simply
rendered his report, the commis
sioners appointed the teachers ac
cording to such, and that was the
end of it. That he therefore was
in no way responsible. The fact
that the commissioners were near
ly all of them new at the business,
and that they therefore had no way
of knowing one teacher from an
other, it would seem rather extra
ordinary proceedings for them to
appoint teachers without sugges
tions from the supervising princi
pals. The teachers have no other
than Mr. Brodie to look to for the
administration of their schools and
there is little hope of Mr. Brodie
f r anyone else, convincing the
teachers that he is not almost en
tirely responsible for the adminis
tration of the public schools of this
In proposing the change o f
school hours from the present
which are from nine to two, to
that which would give the children
a session from S to 1:15, doesn't
sedm in tick of an improvement.
Superintendent Gibson, is quoted
as saving that this would do away
with the necessity of night work
upon the part of the teachers; that ,
it would give the children a half
day in which to work. etc. As i
there is but 45 minutes difference I
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the present, we fail to see wherein
either the teacher or the child
would benefit from such change
Of course, there is always that
necessity of a new man in office
springing some new stunt, and as
in the present case, there, can he
no exception, let us by all means
have the change. If it will rcleive
the teacher o f the school work
which takes up her evenings as al
present, M r Gibson should be
li a i 1 e d as a hero. Hut, is it
reasonable to expect that an;r forty
five minutes gained in the after
noon, can possibly offset the hours'
of drudgery which is at present
the teacher's lot, five nights in a
That new school law which
frees a child from school at the age
of fourteen, is putting out a lot of
loafers. We can bee them most
anv time with fishing rod and bait,
headed for the beach, instead of
for school or the cane field. It is
naturally supposed that the law
was made for the benefit of the
plautalions who desired their labor,
and for the benefit of the parents
whose circumstances were in need
of the assistance 'their salary would
bring to the family. The law is
doing neither, and a checking-up
system should be made all along
the line, and if it'should be,, found
that there is a gang of loafers be
ing created under the new law,
some steps should be taken to kill
it before irreparable injury results.
"Oh yes. we have an abundance
of labor," said a prominent planta
tion man to a "eoorter the other
day in discussing the labor situa
tion relative to the new tariff ques
tion. Perhaps he knew what he
was talking about, but the ap
pearance of his fields which skirt
the public highway, would figure
very strongly against the truth of
his statement, for it is only natural
to suppose that if he had a
sufficiency of labor the cane fields
would indicate such in the fact
that they would be clean, and the
cane healthy and strong. There is
no deceiving the mind of an ex
perienced cane man, and the con
dition said to exist on this
man s plantation, judging from
the general appearances of the
present crop, seem doubtful l f
labor is plentiful.
The quiet, thoroughly effective
manner in which our Kauai boost
ters conducted their part of the
program at the great convention
in Honolulu afford a striking con
trast to the methods employed by
representatives from the other is
lands. Kauai has always bore the
reputation of doing things in the
most effective manner, with the
minimum amount of noise, and the
work accomplished at the conven
tion is bv no meaiis exceptional.
Thev, individually and collective
ly, did excellent work, and the
Kauai people are proud of them.
May their shadows never grow
The speech by Rev. J. M. Lyd
gate before the Ad Club in llono
lulu and winch appears in another
column of this paper, is charactar
istic of the live-wire temperament
of the man; a man whose assistance
in the "get-to-gether" movement
is most valuable a n d without
which, the Booster Club would
suffer a great loss.
If the new electric lighting
system is to blame for the unsatis
factory telephone service, it should
be asked to remedy matters. On
die other hand, if the telephone
compauv itself is at fault it should
without further delay, see to it
that its customers are better treat
The spirit which brings together
to co-operate for a common good,
is a progressive and commendable
one. I t is even a greater and
finer spirit which leads men to try
to found their own prosperity up
on the well-being of t h com
munities in which they live.
I if it is true that there are mem
bers of the police force in Waimea,
whose duty includes looking after
moving picture shows, it looks a
little funny that some of theni can
not be transferred to points where
they are needed Hanamaulu, for
How many of us will be willing
to take Pinkham's Compound
when he becomes it?
I & ME
Mr. Dougherty having just return;
ed from New York and oth6r jiwehy
centers, where he selected a large
and beautiful' assortment of jewelry,
silverware and crystal of the newest
designs, announces that in Septem
ber, October or November he will
visit Kauai and havcthe pleasure of
showing tliese examples of the high
est art in the jeweler's and silver
The exact date that Mr. Dougherty
will be on. Kauai will' lie announced
IT is now claimed tltnt nil Hip.
Chinese who shoot nt riet? hirds
are ex-soldiers of the Chinese'
army, and while apparently shoot
ing at innocent little birds, they
are really getting into practice for.
tne call ot their government in the
exoectcd war with Innnn. Tim!
. - tj i -
these men are good shouters and
shooters, all will admit.
Tariff or no tariff, the sugar
cane seems to go right ahead in' its
growing, apparently unmindful pi
whether it is worth a cent to it's
owner or not. This shows a spirit
of progressiveuess which would be
worthy of imitating by mankind.
Always keep hitting it up. Don't
get into a rut through sluggish
ness. Instead of giving Hanamaulu
the one policeman for which we
asked last June, it is now apparent
that we need three. The more
booze, the more police protection.
Basing the increase in the po
pulation of the United States on
that within the last half century,
the, next 50 years will bring us up
to the 300,000,000 mark.
It must not be forgotten that
the newspapers in Honolulu, with
the assistance of the various Island
papers, are chiefly responsible for
the most successful convention
ever held in the Territory.
We are glad to hear the Hono
lulu press speak i n such com
plimentary ternis of our county
engineer. He" is deserving of all
and more, than has been said by
When the wharf commissioners
were here nut long since, there
was considerable talk in regard to
the repairs of the Nawiliwili laud
ing. T h e landing i s growing
worse every day and so are the
Now that a million dollars is to
be spent in the making of roads
throughout the Territory, let us
hope that Kauai will be properly
looked after in getting its share of
That "Thousand dollar" Coun
try Club for Kauai seems to have
gone the way of a good many pub
lic improvement notions that die
Everybody in Honolulu belongs
to that Ad Club, but Kim. Yet
h e has shown a bigger booster
spirit -than the whole push.
Tun sermon bv Rev. J. M. Lyd
gate at the Foreign church last
Sunday was devoted to a live topic
and proved most interesting to the
Pkisonuks in the role of money
lenders, is a new one on us. Goin'
to prison in Honolulu must b e
One of our readers has referred :
to the tariff bill as a sugar coated I
pill. A sort of cascaret, we sup
pose, working while we s-Ieep.
MILTON & PARSCSS
Invite the Ladies of Kauai
when in Honolulu to cali and
inspect ther goods, a n d
make a rest room of their
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than ever before. Careful
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