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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1914
Tl .11 GAKDI.N ISLAND
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Iued I'.ycry Tuesday.
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An Inc it 1 i k Month.
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K. C. Horn u
Walter G." Smith
The l.ite W.ilu r G. Smith ,
pcrh.-ps, the most ciitilc and
forceful nvw p lpt r vi iter ever cu
ff ik-'1 in i"Ut n .ilisin in I!,uv.ni.
He w. is will infoi mril on ui'M sub
jects of i;uit r.il concern, and li.iu n
pv.-cnli.irlv smoothe iinl i oti incing
way of presenting argument. In
coiit: o t : sies (and he 'veined to
have the inciil t . r mislort line a
one in.iv rate to look at it -of in
curring many) he was a past mas
ter, whether as the aggressor or on
t lie dcfenie; ami most cthtors
side-stepped his pen as thev would
a battery of artillery. Some close
observers of the woi k of the late
Mr. Smith seemed to he o f the'
opinion that he hail tin: fault of
being over aggtcssivt, freipient-
ly liuieh to his own discomfit lire:
and tiiat fe iture of the general es
timate may not have been far
However, with that and withal,
Mr. Smith will long he remember
ed for many sterling traits of ch.-.r
acter, honesty of purpose a n d
firmness. Most of his newspaper
co-workers had an abiding affec
tion for "Walter G". and they
will long reinember him for his
Mr. Smith wasintenselv loyal to
Hawaii, and its business and poli
tical interests. After leaving news
paper work at Honolulu, he made
a tour of a year for the Hawaii
Promotion Committee in the inter
est of tourist travel, and while
away was called to Washington to
assist in making Hawaii's fight
against free sugar. More recently
he was engaged for a lecturing
tour by the promoters of the San
Francisco exposition and was pre
sumably undertaking that respon
sibility when stricken down.
Ill And Good Fortune
Despite the low prices o. sugar
at the beginning of the present
campaign, Kauai has been favored
in two extraordinary particulars
and the year as a whole promises
well for the island. In the first
place, trie excess of production for
the island is running nearly 15,l00
tons-that is to say, the total pro
duction will be about that much
over and above the official esti
mates at the first of the year. This
item in itself will run into very
Then tlu-re is the matter of high
piices incident to the war, ami
Kauai will come in for even great
er benefits from this source. Of
course it is not to be expected that
sugar will hold to the high figures
recently, and still, prevailing; but
even at what they are apt to be, this
island will realize big on a large
part of the year's output.
Therefore, leaving aside the anx
iety many of our people may feel
on account of the war, our island
domain is being peculiarly and
particularly favored by circumstan
ces, a id we have much to cheer
us. Surely there is no cause for
the blues on account of the business
situation here, and. if we can re
concile ourselves to the thought
that t nc future may take care of it
self, we should regard conditions ;
as quite satisfactory. ;
Let not a fcelingof contentment, j
however, permit us to lose sight of
the free sugar cloud which still i
rests upon the horizon, and of the
necessity of doing everything in
our power to remove it before the
evil day of low prices comes around
.'gain as it surely will come. The
fght against free sugar will be
made all the harder by virtue of the
p!cent war prices, and the task
should le tackled with &11 our
might and persevered in most vig-
We are most unfortunate, nt this
(iitic.il period, when hard and in-U-lligeut
wcik is so necessary, that
.'c h a v e no representation in
Washington. At the same time we
..te foitunate in having so close at
h.md the opportunity of selecting
ami vletting a delegate who will
i ppear and remain in Congress after
M..tch 4, next, to fight this gicat
fue sugar evil and putect our in
L i et-i.
Thus it is to be noted that while
ueluve had. ami still have, the
.nvt'ing and erplexing features,
we ar( able to discern at each hand
the siiver lining of unusual good
fortune and o;iortuiiity . While
luing most thankful lor the good
fortune, we should not fail to seize
the opportunity held out to us and
ote on September 12 for the pro
tection of our interests in the
Duty Of Hawaiians
Hawaii, ms of Kauai contemplat"
ing throwing their votes to Kuhio
in the hope of returning th.1t can
didate to Congress should pause
and reflect a moment on the possi
bilities. It often occurs in life that facts
arc not comely things to lcok
squarely in the face; but it is some
times necessary that we do so,
We do not believe, in the first
place, that Kuhio has any show of
obtaining the nomination at the
hands of the voters on Septemlier
12. Reports from all over the
group indicate that lie lias too
much ag.tinst him, and that In
w ill lie b.ul'y licaten at the po'ls
Then fore, that part of Kauai's
vote cast for him would lie lost at
livery man likes to feel that his
vote has served a uood purpose
that he has .supported the man in
whom the people at large hr.ve the
tin st confidence. It must bv this
time be clear to most Hawaii. ms
(as it is to others) that Kuhio no
longer has that confideneu, while,
on the other hand, the confidence
in and endorsement of Charles A.
Rice for the dclcgatcship is in
creasing every day.
Kuhio will be defeated at the
polls on Scpteinlx.r 12.
Charles A. Rice will be nominat
ed at that time.
Would it not be better for the
Hawaiians of Kauai to come in
with and le a part of the majority.
iiul share in the enthusiasm of vic
tory rather than in the minims of
Most certainly it would.
And in selecting Mr. Rice as the
nominee of the party for Congress,
the Hawaiians should remember
always that they have chosen one
of their own jK-ople - a son of Kau
ai - nei.
P k i : s 1 1 ) i: n r Wilson's
mediate in the interest of peace in
Europe concluded with the phrase:
"Either now or any other time
that might be thought moie suit
able." The I nter ma have U-en
an afterthought but it is striking.
'Ckoi'.s in Switzerland are
rotting in the ground" states a
olates, watches, silk manufactutcs
and tourists, and from all accounts
neither grow in the ground. Must
be a mistake somewhere.
K.M'AI is to have an unusual
I treat in the tour of the Juvenile
P.ostonian.s next week. N'tvi-r l-
perhaps, has a theatrical
combination of this i-Lim wiv.it... t
UlL. islall(1 allll K;mai shoilK, hW
its appreciation of the consideru-
tion to be shown by turning out
en masse to the entei taiuineiits.
We sincerely hope that the houses
at Wainiea, Koloa and Lihue will
be packed to the doors each even,
ing, showing to the visiting Jio-to-
nians that we appreciate their c u-
eai.iv despatch Wl.atsth.it.' 1 he A rcprt I mm Ililo, Hawaii, ar
oi:ly crops we ever hvanl of in j riving yesterday , says:
Switzerland are cheese, milk choc-! Generally speaking, the Woods
federation thoroughly. The pro
grams of the Bostonians are ;vii ti
ed, highly interesting nnl pleas
ingly interpreted, and their music
is simply grand.
It' Tin; nkws coining from
Europe nowadays is to be believed
in its entirety, they must certainly
have remarkable range to the guns
they are using in the present war.
The despatches of the other day
calmly announced that the Ger
mans had fired into Italian bar
racks, killing eight men. To fire
across the Republic of Switzerland
over the great Alps, etc., into Ital
ian barracks is some shooting; and
if the Germans ore aimed with
guns like that we cannot sen why
they cannot throw out a skirmish
line along ihe Belgian border and
riddie Paris with bullets.
In addition to the world's
troubles, war has broken out be
tween L. A Thurston and Judge
Withington, the casus belli being
the question of whether or not
Delegate Kalanianaole's secretary
in Washington keeps official hours.
No casualties to date.
As a sidelight on conditions
in military ridden Europe and
western Asia, we find that for the
current year Turkey's appropria
tions were as follows: For war de
partment, $26,400,000; navy $5,
891,301, and education $2,540,206.
Those figures in themselves preach
a sermon, and indicate a really
hoirible condition of affairs.
RICE WILL BEAT
The following comes from the
"While Maui is not so solidly
for Charles A. Rice as is his home
island of Kauai, resent word from
the Valley Isle is to the effect that
Rice is going to poll a bigger vote
there than all the other candidates
for the delegate-ship combined. It
is estimated that Maui will poll a
tot.il of 2,400 voles at the primary
and that Rice will get a clean ma
jority of them all.
"While Mr. Rice, in letters re
ceive! from him yesterday, des
not claim the big vote that his
friends there appear to think he
will poll, he expresses delight at
the enthusiasm with which lie is
being received. He held a number
of in .clings in the liana district and
was able to meet face to face prac
tically every v ,ter there, while his
other ineetingshave been big ones.
Maui kainaainas say that Rice will
get a bigger vote, ii appearances go
for anything, than Kuhio ever got
on the island.
Rice will be lack in Honolulu
Saturday to resume his campaign
here and stay in and aliout Hono
lulu until the primary date. It is felt J
by his local lieutenants that he
i gaining daily in strength here and
that he wi'.l have a substantial ma-
joiitv on Oahu as well as on Kau
ai and Maui.
Reports from Hawaii are that
theie has leen a big change in the
iNiliticul situation since Palmer
Woo ls began his campaign. Word
from I lib) ii that Woods will beat
McCandU-ss on the lh'g Island by
i three-to one majority.
candidacy is rtgai.lcd as an aid to
Rice, on this island. Wood is
personally so popular on this i
land that he is bound 'to get ;l lot
of iites whiih Kuhio would have
against Rice. KahauKlio is not
taken seriously, except as an aid
Boy Has Appendicitis
Mrs. Chas. Wilcox, was orated
' mi recent! v by lis. Putinan and
Wak rhoiise fr apn ndicitis. This
is the wen., cise of ., ry young
child h.uing ..pi ndicitis in this
neigh!.! hoo.1 lat.l,, I,, ,,tl,ir
being the lmlt- daughter of Mr
and Mrs II. kohii-.
Has added a new six -sealer fi
Studebaker to his garage
and ;s in a position to give I
his pa'.rons even better service
than ever before. Careful f
drivers, comfortable cars, and I
always ready to start. i
DAY OR NIGHT SERVICE
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Interest paid on Savings De
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Deposits. Ordinary Savings
Deposits will be received up to
$2,500 in any one account.
Safe Dktosit Boxes for
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NAWILIWILI, KAUAI TELEPHONE 104
Automobiles to all Parts of Kauai,
al! hours, Day and Night
Autos and light machinery repaired.
Plumbing and gas fittings. Agents for Fisk
and Goodrich Tires and Tubes, Chalmers,
Ford, Studebaker, Velie, Federal and
Agents for the Inter Island Steam Navigation
Co., Ltd., at Nawiiiwili, Kauai
There are two kinds, Marine and Stationary, of
The Frisbie Motor
which is an automobile type of motor adapted for
Motor Boats. Called by engineers "The All-Day
15 Models, 1 to 6 cylinders. Marine and Stationary.
3 to 75 Horsepower. Self-Starter if desired.
There are so many things about the Frisbie Motor
that make it supremely desirable that we can't say
it all here. Will you write for full particulars?
Honolulu Iron Works Co.
All the Slia
If vnil nHnnrl nmr rf 1.
big college games you will ti;;J
that th Loll !.,.. : .:...!.. Nt.-?
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lacuon. a new article or your monrv Wk
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
or the Territory of Hawaii
LY MILES THE
They average 25 per cent
moie than other Tires.
A full stock carried at the
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