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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1014
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY JULY 14. 1914
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kartai, as second-class
Subscription Rates $2.50 Tkr
yrar, $1.50 for six months
Advrrtising Rates, 75 Cents
An Inch Per Month.
The Small Farmer
The agitation for a plank in its
platform pledging the Republican
party to some scheme of providing
credit to small farmers occurs to
us as begging an issue. To those
uninformed, such a plank might
have a meritorious ring; but, as a
matter of fact, it is hard to figure
out how whole bunches of laws on
the subject would assist materially
in solving the problems o f the
small farmer in Hawaii.
Credit is one of the most easy
things in Hawaii. A small farmer
who is honest and has any get - up
at all finds no difficulty in obtain
ing all the credit for which he has
any use at the stores, of the plant
ations or even at t h e country
banks, and unlass it is purposed
to have the government engage in
the experiment of straightout cha
rity, it is hard to see how the situ
ation is to be gteatly improved up
on. Credit is too easy as it is.
If the platform makers are look
ing fer a plank that will really pro
mote successful honiesteadiug, let
them take up the question of plac
ing the land in tillable and habit
able shape before it is offered for
sale t o homesteaders. The law
should require that the government
provide water, roads and shipping
facilities to homestead tracts before
they are opened, the cost of such
to be added to the upset price
charged for the land. This seems
to be fair and reasonable on the
side of the government, while it
means everything to the home
steader. It is. in fact, the barrier
which has separated unsuccessful
from successful honiesteadiug in
Hawaii: and the lack of just this
assistance in advance is responsible
for every black eye which home
steading has received.
Our advice to the platform
makers is: Do not stand at the
hedge - rows o f small farms and
declaim theories. See that the small
farmer has water, roads and ship
ping facilities. He will attend to
the matter of his credit, and will
pay for the land and its original
There is too much of a disposi
tion to apply theories to home
steading projects in Hawaii which
have been woiktd out successfully
in the mainland west and south
west. Conditions here are entiiely
different and must be met in a
different way; and the sooner
those persons who persist in urg
ing inapplicable homestead theo
ries realize that thev know no more
about local problems than a Texas
jack -rabbit, and step out of the
discussion, the better for all con
eined. The extention of credit to the
small farmer is an inconsequential
matter. It is completely over
shadowed in importance b y the
one proposition of starting the
small farmer off right as to his land
iu the first place
the Portuguese and other voters of
Kauai who have supported Kuhio
in the past to go to the polls on
September 12 and vote as one man
for Charles A. Rice. Delegate Ku
hio should not receive one, single
vote on this island in the primary.
We learn that Messrs. Theo.
II . Davies & Co. have made an
experimental shipment of Hawaii
an pineapples to New Zealand, In
our opinion, this move is of far
more importance than in i g h t
appear on its surface. If the pine
apple business in these islands is
to be maintained, prices must be
kept up; and if prices are to be
kept up. new markets for the fruit
must be developed. New Zealand
and Australia oiler a splendid field
for the marketing, of pineapples,
and we hope that the effort to es
tablish a demand down there may
be persisted in.
Several companies of United
States regulars, stationed at Fort
Shatter, are going to the island
of Hawaii this summer for hikes
of from ten days to two weeks. It
should be a comparatively easv
matter to induce one of these com
panies to come over to Kauai. The
visit here would be a pleasure to
the men, interesting to the older
folk of Kauai and particularly
gratifying to those children who
have never seen real soldiers.
The time is close at hand when
a great deal more attention must
be paid to the question of licensing
drivers of automobiles, both public
and private, preceded by the cus
tomary examinations. In the days
when there were few machines ex
aminations as to fitness to drive
were tiot so important but there
are now nearly 300 machines on
this small island and the danger is
increasing as the number enlarges
from time to time. There are en
tirely too many accidents, when as
a matter of fact, in the absence of
blind corners and crowds in streets,
there should be next to none at all.
OF LOVE AND MARRIAGE
BY BARBARA BOYD
bo delegate Kuhio does not
need the votes on Kauai in his
campaign. All right: neither does
Kauai need the Waikiki dreamer
in its campaign.
Through his first lieutenant,
Rev. Stephen L. Desha, Delegate
Kuhio announces that he will not
visit Kauai at all during the coming
campaign, but will leave this is
land entirely to Chas. A. Rice.
This proves at one stroke the truth
of the statement in last week's
Issue of The Garden Island that
Kuhio does not care a rap about
the voters on Kauai nor their in
terests; and has never cared for
anything ovei here except the
votes which have been so trust-
In the opinion of persons who
have followed the campaign for
tourists, the Hawaii Promotion
is rapidly becoming a moss - back
institution and is much in need of
new blood and new vigor. After
all is said, it might not be a bad
idea for the committee to clear
away a few barnacles and place
some such live - wire as Alexander
Hume Ford in charge of this work
Mr. Ford may have his eccentri
cities, but he also has the knack
of getting results, which, after all,
is the main thing.
Kauai's vote of 1200 may easi
ly settle the question of who shall
be candidate on the Republican
ticket for Congress. The vote
should be cast solid for Hon. Chas
At its annual meeting o n
August 15 the Kauai Chamber of
Commerce should select delegates
to the Ciic Convention to be held
in Wailuku, Maui, the latter part
of September. A bunch of at least
five or six live ones should be
With home rule for Ireland
and the suffragette movement on
his hands, poor, old John Bull's
life has been sorely perplexed of
late. But the worst is yet to come.
Hearst announces his intention of
starting a daily paper iu London,
Found Not Guilty
The jury iu the case of the Ter
ritory vs. Manuel Andrade, as
sault and battery, returned a ver
dict last Saturday noon of not
"I sometimes wonder," said the Isachelor Girl re
flectively, "if, deep down in their souls, some married
women don't think they have given their lives for noth
ing. And I don't mean women whose husbands have
run off, or who drink, orauvlhing of that sort. I moan
some of the respectiblc, seemingly happy people right
about us." j
'But whv should Mrs. James, for instance, who is
respectable and seems happy, think, that by marrying,
she has wasted her lite? '
"She was the one I had in mind," laughed the bachelor Girl. "I
have an idea you are thinking the same thing I am."
"Two minds with but a singje thought," quoted the Bachelor,
with a meaning look.
The Bachelor Girl blushed. "I don't mean to infer," she hurried
on," that necessarily a woman wastes her life by marrying. But I do
think that some women must come to the conclusion that they have
wasted their life by taking the matrimonial route."
"Do you think one is wasting his life by helping another?"
"It depends upon t lie kind of help exacted and the return it
"I see you are applying the rules of efficiency and business to the
realm of love. I am afraid they won't mix."
"i am onlv applying to the rules of common sense," replied the
Bachelor Girl. "But to return to Mrs. James, and I think if the truth
were told there are thousands of women like l.er. She is a v.or.ieu of
inteilligence and force and ability, the kind who gels things done,
who delivers the goods, as the saying is. Yet what has she to show at
the end of twenty years of married life?"
"A contented husband, a charming home, and several healthy,
happy children. What more can a young woman ask?" promptly re
plied the Bachelor.
"That's what the world sees. But I've seen from the inside, and
that is what has set me to pondering if many a woman of ability, whom
the woild cou. its a happy wife, doesn't ask if the game is worth the
"But a woman does'nt put it on that basis. It isn't a question of
profit and loss to be reckoned up in a ledger. She is glad to give, and
happy in the giving," protested the Bachelor.
"But some of the things of married life should be put on that
basis," insisted the Bachelor Girl. "She should exact returns that will
repay her for what she has given. Mr. James, for instance, is absorbed
in his business. He is altogether inattentive to her. He is home verv
little. And when he is, he looks upon his home as a place to eat and
sleep. I don't believe he holds an hour's conversation with her in a
month, and then it is only about household matters. And it really is'nt
because he doesn't care for her, or anything of that sort. He'd be
highly indignant if any thing of that kind were hinted to him, or that
he is neglectful. He simply does'nt see her side of it, that's all. He
lives in his business, and he has gradually slipped into this way of liv
ing, until now he is the most monosyllabic person about the home I
have ever seen. Now what pleasure that she get out of his society? And
is t.iis conduct any return for all the venrs she has helped him build
up this business? For by her management of the home she has helped.
She has cooked and washed and mended and boarded his employees,
and really done harder physical work than he has. And as a result,
she lives with a clam or an oyesler,"
The Bachelor laughed. But he looked as if he were making some
"Her oldest son drinks and gambles and does anything else he
wants to. Her oldest daughter seems pleasant enough, but she is wil
ful and obstinate, and I imagine would cause a lo: of trouble if cross
cd. And the youngest child is about as spoikd a youngster as you
would find anywhere."
"That's all her fault," declared the batchelor.
"Maybe. But she brought them up the v ery best she knew. And
this is what she has to show for her work. And, for ht:r work in the
home, she has an inattentive husband, altogether absorbed in ''Viness.
She might as well have an adding machine or a typewriter, f r :
congenial company he is to her. And so I wonder, if sor.i'-liir
does not think she has wasted her life, and that if she has el f t-i
other course, she might not have more worth-while results u
her efforts. For her family all go their own way indifferent to r
in reality her life is empty. And she can't point to having ari i,.. m! -ed
anything worth the doing."
"Her husband and children should not be that w:: . ,' .-,;.!d tl.e
"Of course they shouldn't. But thev are. And so . hundieds
of others. It seems to me that it would be a good thing if '.efore mar
rying, men would study a little the art of being a good hushanl."
"I'm petfectly willing to do so," replied the Bachelor, "if you
will be the instructor."
Passengers In And Out
Seattle Cut Out
The following arrived in the Ki-I The American - Hawaiian Steam-
- - . . If.-. i i .
nan Wednesday morning from i snip company nas r.ecniea to again
Honolulu: Mrs Knudsen and! CHt Seattle out of the route of it -i
maid, K. A. Knudsen, Mrs. K. A. ' freight steamtis. and hcrerfler nil
Knudsen and maid. Miss Knudsen,
Master Knudsen, S. W. Wilcox
and wite, L. J. Warren. A. F.
Knudsen, Mrs. E Frazier, Miss
S. Pratt, W. Rose. Hee Fat. P. A:
Shiraishi, K. Asamomi, Mr. Vin
cent, J. Ornellas and wife, Mrs.
C. W. Spitz, B. Damon, Ben Vick-
steamers in that line will come
from San Francisco direct to the
Islands. The reason given is tl e
need of more prompt service in
moving the sugar crops, but the
S. Ahu, K. S. Lee, lr;al reason is probably a lark of
A. C. Merrick, K. i business from the Sound port. It
is figured that five days per trip
will be saved by each steamer un
der the new arrangement, audi
that a ten day's schedule between
tr 1 . . 1 . . 1
iionoiiuu aim oan i rancisco ca
be maintained .
ers, F. T. Schmidt, Geo. Fairchild.
Miss D. M. Damon, Mrs. F. W.
Damon, Mrs. Geo. Bucholtz, Miss
R. Herbert. Goo Sing, Mrs. Ho
Fat, R: J. Oboren. P. S. Woolsev.
R. M. Purvis, T. Hamada, R. G
Maehara. S. Hamada, Miss K.
Hamada, Mr. K. Masunaga, Mrs.
Ito, Mary Jerves, Teresa Jerves,
R. R. Smith, Mrs. II. Cliannan,
Herbet Moose, S. Fugiinoto.
The following sailed by the W.
G. Hall last Tuesday afternoon for
Honolulu. Francis Gay, Charles
Gay, L. Gay, C. A. Rice, J, Boyer,
H. Baldwin. D. Wadsworth. A.
Have you tried our whipped Yap, Mr. F. Andre. Mrs. Os-
I cream specials, with crushed fruit? bourne, Miss M. Hastie. J. K. Ka-
ingly handed over to him biennial- They are delicious. Lihue Store !iwe. L. J. Simpson, J. Hand, A.
ly. It is now up to the Hawaiian., soda fountain. Advt. Ig. Kaulukou, Rev. J. M. Lidgate,
W. Lidgate, Miss C. F.
court, N.Suemoto, Mrs. J
tencourt, Miss II. Jackson
Gill, D. K, Kapahee,
K. Montgomery, Mrs
ry. Mrs. F.llis, J. W Kkekela. F.
Gay, Mrs. K. Malina, Kim Wai.
The following arrived by the W.
G. Hall Friday morning from Ho
nolulu: Miss F,. Jottmau, Miss K.
Cummings, Dr. A.J. Derby, Mas
ter Derbv, Mrs. L. Friel, Mrs. M.
Feireira, F. Teves, J. C. Plan
tington, A. Glaso, Mrs. K. Hof
gaard, Master Christian, Mrs. C
Christian, Father Herman and 19
C. W. SPITZ, Prop.
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You will be more satisfied with the job if you use one of
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Pure Prepaired Paint
The line includes Porch & Step Paint, Wagon Paint, etc.
Write for Color Card if interested.
Rubber Cement for all kinds of inside work.
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