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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1914
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY JUNK. 9. 1914
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
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I.. D. Timmons : : : Editor
K. C. IIoi'i'KK : : : Manager
The Last Chance
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subscriptions to popular magazine
a id papers, in combination with
Tin: Garden Island, which was
to have expired tomorrow evening
his been extended to include
orders received in the mails arriv
ing from Hanalei and Waimea, re
spectively, Saturday afternoon.
After that date, the combination
offers will be withdrawn.
This is an excellent oppoi Utility
to receive the best magazines ot
the day at mtuced prices, and
should not be lost sight of by those
interested in current literature.
Turn to the announcement on
another page of this issue, headed
"The Last Chance" and see if it
docs not interest vou.
Members of the Kauai Chamber
of Commerce are reminded ot the
luncheon-business meeting which
will be held at the Fairview Hotel
iiexi Thursdav aftern n at 1
o'chek. This will be a big and
inteiestmg ailair, and everv num
ber should be plesellt.
Tile luncheon-session idea is a
new one on Kauai, but llure is no
reason why it should not be made
a great success If this onej'wa.
Wk are much inclined to doubt
the propriety, wisdom and justice
of suspending the work of regis
tering Asiatic children horn in Ha
waii. Certainly the claim that bo
gus registration agents have ap
peared in the field and that the
laws have been misstated to persons
seeking registration form no just
ground for the withdrawal of the
privilege from those desirous of
It is the future to which the
f miners of the registration law were
looking, and it is thejuture which
must be considered. It matters
little what officials temporiarly in
charge of affairs at Washington,
San Francisco or Honolulu may
think about the system, it stands
to reason that, in the very natural
order of things, these birth certi
ficates will eventually be all that
was intended tor and o f them.
Thcv will ultimately become the
one and only basis for the official
identification o f Hawaiian born
Asiatics, and every singl one of
them will be recognized by the
It is a mistake and an injustice
to suspend the practice of issuing
these birth certificates. The system
should le kept clean, open and
above - board, great care leing ex
ercised in making registrations;
but when it comes right down to
cases, the reasons advanced for
discontinuing the certificates occur
to us as being decidedly far - fetched.
not be gainsaid. It is attested in j Katai has but one principal
the number of automobiles on i suggestion to make to the officials
Kauai, the number of nutos and ! now working on the plans for Car-
Double Law - Breaking
The details of another case of as
sault by a homesteader in the Ka
laheo neighborhood has come into
this office, the victim in the sec
ond instance being a Filipino. It
is stated tliat the latter was knock
It is our desire to re
success .rf "promises certain to
ue), others will be arranged for
'he futuie, at Lihue, Waimea and,
perhaps, at Hanalei.
Members of the Chamber intend
ing to be present at the lunchton
session on Thursday are requested
and urged to notify the secretaiy
by telephone L, 24, at once.
The legislature e v i d e n t l y
tliought that" an agricultural and
mechanical fair at Honolulu in
I'M 4 would be a good thing and
was i:; line with the wishes of the
v iters ot the Territory, otherwise
the provision for such would not
h ive been made. In the absence of
an explanation, we are sonie
wh.it at sea in regard to the mat
ter, but we certainly regard as
most peculiar the action of the
Governor in deliberately refusing
to rir.it the law to take its course.
The executive m a y have good
reasons for holding up this pro
position and law; but if so he has
n it found oecas'on to enlighten
tiie pu; -lie on the same. As a gener
al imposition we view with much
ii:s;.;v i-r anv disposition on the
p.itt of the executive to override
m lr.datory laws of the people, as
P. it forward bv their repiesenta
I : . e s i ii the- Le.istature; and the
i -ccuine shou'd in no case attempt!
t.. throttle a st itute. without first:
.i- -i-rt. lining that the move is in j
a .-oi.l with the will of the people. !
No politics enter into this dis-j
c. ss-.on. There is nothing unfriend i
h intended nor to be implied. Our'
id. a is, ho-,yeer, that if the ex-!
ecutive is to assume the right to j
ove:i:de ni.iiidaiojy enactments of
t.:e Livis'.mirc, we might as wed
do away with the Legislature al-'
together and. let the governor nuke !
the laws to suit him-elf, in the
The practice of executives ovei
rulirg statutes i- not new in H
H.iii. Every governor we have had
ha- lone nu re or less of it. Hut it i
a dangerous habit when or.ceforn.
ed, ar. I we are hopeful th.it our
new i.',A-f executive will break aw v
fruiu it befoie it has fastened it
sell , " :. im .
die tacts of cases, the agitation of
which might serve to intensify
community excitement or feeling.
We wr nt to see peace and harmony
and unitv among all nationalities
in each of the neighborhoods
making up our beautiful island
We must, however, declare our
selves in the most positive manner
against people taking the law into
iheii own hands as lias been twice
done a t Kalaheo lately. If a
homesteader finds a trespasser up
on his land, he has ample recourse
at law. Let him swear out a war
rant, have the trespasser prosecut
ed and punished. When, however,
lie takes a club and commits an as
sault, he breaks the law and in a
far more serious sence than has the
man he seeks to punish
The question of whether the man
assaulted has a right on the land
does not enter into nor conctcnc
the act of assault and batten at all.
They are distinct offenses, and
when the time comes should be
dealt with accordingly by the law
trucks rcgulirly engaged in the
business of transporting passen
gers and freight from town to
town; and in the number of people
who would ride oftciicr and go
farther if the service were better
and the expense less.
A combination freight and pas-
senger.car each way everv half hour
over such a line would have its
hands full in a short time, and it
would not le long before more fre
quent service would be required.
Besides passengers, t li e s e cars
would make money i n package
freight, and would, in the very
nature of things, carry the mail
daily, (or more than once a day, on
occasions when required) between
Like several other good things
for Kauai, such an electric car
line "is coining." Sooner or later,
the idea as outlined will be carried
out: and the promoters of it will
made money. Is the time for a
start not right n o w at hand?
Might not the money of the island be
better employed in such a venture
than in the various oil speculations
rubber prospects and Philipine su
gar enterprises which are taking
away so much of our idle capital.'
nival Week next year, and that is:
Have features enough to make up
a continuous program. Two or j
three features a day, each of short i
duration, leaves entirely too much
time on the liaiids of out of - town
visitors. The beauty and pleasure
of the last Carnival were offset, in
a large measure, by the dreary
waits o n the street corners for
"something to happen". Numer
ous inexpensive features may be
worked up to fill out the program.
Let one "stunt" follow another
in rapid-fire order. The conse
quences will tike care ol them
selves, and Honolulu will be much
better pleased with herself as hos
tess th in ever before.
Thk birth anniversary of King
George Y, of Great Britain, last
Wednesday passed without noiiee
on the island of Kauai. Thij was
.-t, ,1.1,. .... ..i.... . ..; 1 .t
" ior t.ie peculiar pineapple
growth of republican simplicity in whjc!l v-isited Kauai twelve months
the British mind. The fame of in,,,, t,- mil .around m,;,,
Wii.i.. P. Thomas, of the
Thomas Pineapple Cannery, Ho
nolulu, predicts that prices for the
1916 pack of pines will be much
higher than at present. We sin
cerely hope lie may be right, bt;i
rather doubt it. As we view the
situation, there is little prospect of
a return to uiij thing like norm d
figures under three or four years.
Optimistic views, such as are ex
pressed by Mr. Thomas, are likely
to encourage planers to iucreise
acreages and we would regard anv
such move as ill-advised tor the
This is adopt the time of year
for the peculiar pineapple pgst
C. V. SPIT3, Prop.
NAWILIWILI, KAUAI TE LEPHONE 104
Automobiles (o all Parfs of Kauai,
all hours, Bay and Night
Autos and light machinery repaired.
Plumbing and gas fittings. Agents for Fisk
and Goodrich Tires and Tubes, Chalmers,
Ford, StucJe baker, Velie, Federal and
Agents for the Inter Island Steam Navigation
Co., LLl, at Nawiliwili, Kaai
to call around again. We
(Jiteen Victoria and King Kdw.ird hope t;le department taken
were accentuated by many great j everv precaution to prevent its re
wars a::d happenings of world-wide! appearance, and in the meanwhile
importance. King George, for- j pmera n()le growers s.iouid be on
innately or unioriuiiaieiv, nas iu"-v, mi
f.ir h.id little more imusT than
the suiTragettejve,,., clU 0-
wiucu to evtx..., .1 st r, .... fa.,,..
ur ..tell ic. .ill, r.r?..) wi ti
! fields in order that prompt
, to stay its ravages mav he
rn tin j
Howvp fiU'em up again, and
Ive'll say: " 'Kre's to you, King
George. Long life and success".
There is a clean, hospitable
whole - souled a i r about recep
tiohs given by the Eleele, Alaka-
weli or Waimea people that is most prise,
Information has come to us
that the Marketing Division, at
Honolulu, is being taken advan
tage of by the small farmers of Ka
uai in a very small way only;
while Hawaii, Maui and Oahu are
going in for it big. This is a sur-
for we had imagined that
delightful. How they manage it,
we are not quite certain; but they
surely DO make their friends fee!
"at home" at their functions, and
afford them hours of pleasure that
are not forgotten. The masquerade
ball in Kleele hall Saturday even
ing was an afTairJn point. It was
a signal success from start to finish;
and the Maile Club, everyone who
assisted in the arrangement of it,
the committees carrying i t out,
and the good people of Kleele and
McBryde generally are to be
heartily congratulated and complimented.
The steamer Empress Of Ire
land, which was wrecked off Fath
er Point in the St Lawrence river,
causing the loss of 934 lives, was
proceeding in a fog which was so such will be tke case)
Kauai growers would lie among
the first and foremost in availing
themselves of the advantages offer
ed by the Division.
It does seem rather like rub
bing it in that President Wilson
does not adjourn Congress, call off
the Mexican muddle and hang up
other equally inconsequential mat
ters and iet to work m appoint
nients to the Federal jobs at Hono
lulu. He surely must have a queer
conception of his duties.
At the last met tins of the
Kauai Chamber of Commerce a re
solution was unanimously passed
requiring each memljer to produce
the name ot one new applicant for
membership at the meeting to be
held day after tomorrow. If each
member "produces", as specified
(and it is assumed, of course, that
a new zest
Do over your wooden furniture fur
niture that is scratched and worn with
SAPOLIN FLOOR and FURNITURE
You can easily do the work yourself
sink a new u'Vl
i i r f.
J ' H
LEWERS & COOKE, LTD.
ill the Bin
If vnn nttniid :mv- nf tl
l: - ..In 7 . - ,V'-t
uik i-uutrire tame vou v hi nr.a c?. 2 v
that the ball almost invarirhJvVvf-;,-
AMERICAN LEAGUE IIAI.L.U
College men won't have tayihing &tQlJt'&
oui me jj.a i mat s wny tiu-y all Uie
eo.icsie men know too i;... i,.t keacb l:..:i ha br-n alorti l ! v tl,.
taction, a nrw article
ark 3n all Spnrllnj Ccods Ii a guarrnlce of quii'ty- II newt sa:'.
L'."'I.y,e,Vrrf""".t',y rc" " ai-: U "i ''
A HOI IICiAI. It ASK l'. A 1.1. tiril.K
oclitdules, recoMs, &c. lu ccuu at draiii.fi' or Lymsul.
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
for the Territory of Hawaii
An Electric Road I
In place if e.istmc about in oil j
fields and remoter rubber countries i
for schemes of investment of idle
money, why do not some of our j
capitalists, favored with aduej
mount of public spiritedncss, '
plan an electric car line to run be- :
tween Lihue and Waimc.i?
This suKesti'.in may seem, at !
first thought, to be a wild die.iinj
and a pronositiim beyond the pur-,
sc-s of local imestors. But let us
consider it a minute. Beyond ai
nominal sum, thecotof. a sen ic-!
ab'e track, thirty miles long , is'
wht the promoters choose to make
it. th.it is, it may be made expen
sive, as were the lines of the Ho
noli; hi Rapid Transit cc Land Com- j
pany.orit may U- laid at a surpris
ingly small cot,
There is anv amount of power to
be had, and at .in unuMiully b..v
minimum i.f cot. Octihead ex
pelleS Would be li;ht, exceed! i)
ly so as compare. 1 with the over
head of city I'lu-s.
The liopo-ition that thei i
biiain s u.r uch a line, and tii. t
it is La liy nee K-d, can pioLaMy
dense that another vessel could ' will be added
not lie seen at a distance of a fewj session.
feet. The blame tor this great loss
of life should not be hud at the!
to the luncheo'i-
Mr Kjohhixs. chemist of Mc
Bryde Suar Co., appeared at the
in Kleele Satur-
uoor ot tne steamer wtucii raminea masoturade bail in Kleele
the lC'.iipress Of Ireland, b ti t ( day nirht, arrayed in sugar bags,
should fall upon the owners and ! upon which the legend was print-
captain of the latter, who permit- eil: it),uou ions u:..i leierrnu.
. , , , . , i to this year's output of McBryde
ted l;er to navigate m toe foir with t. - - r n i
'o inanv passengers on board.
I'NCiLlsii is l'AR enouiih advan
ceil in these fair isles to admit of
the siipplautiii; of some of "ur j iw
lireakit'i; names of ports and land
ings by easier I-lniilish terms. For
instance, Rice's Bav would be eas
ier than Nawiliwili; Iseiilierg's or
Weber's easiet a u d better than
Ahtikini; while Baldwin's landing
would beat Mukaweli all hollow.
No ordinarily tempered Congress
man would teel like voting for an
appropriation for a bn.-.ikwater at
Nawiliwili after cracking a few
teeth out trying to pronounce the
present name of the place.
who'kuows tlu juice, the sugges
tion was quite interesting, i.nd we
hope that his prtdiction (made
more or less in je.-.t, but with a
business - like ting to it) ni.i.v come
out to be true.
K aKE bTiLL patiently wait
ing to hear something definite a
bout that proposed daily mail ser
vice between Hanalei and Kekaha,
It ti kxs orT that that "vol
cano ' at Mt. Lassen, Cal., was tl'.e
result of melted snow falling into
the fissures of a geyser, causing the
1. titer t'tsuioke ui and look dangti-
us. Kilanea still has a monoro!y
oil leal lava in tins part of the
WiiiV is the matter with the
(.'.eriu.in football te..m o f Lihue
bru.-'hingiu) on baseball and taking
the field next vear as the represen
tatives of this town? The Germans
would do what no one else here
seems disposed practice, and by
virture of that of that practice
would do what no one else here
has been able to accoinpolish - win
out. Yot is.
I I JbY MILES TfIS 3ST fiillMl
! 1 pj They average 25 p -r cait j:
' H mi t'n clher Tires. Jfj'
)S A full stcck can icd at t'i; Igj m
NAWlilWIU GARAG2 JyjB
Thfke is a chterful ring about i
the announceinent that Onomea
will pay a two-jer. cent dividend
in July. That dividends ni a v
sh nv up from other unexpected
ijuarters st ems now quite likely.
THE GARDEN SLiil