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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY DEC. 22. 1914
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L. D. Timmons
K. C. HorPER
The Christmas Spirit
We hear more cr less, betimes,
of "the Christmas spirit" a n d
doubtless, on occasions, use the
expression ourselves, and perhaps
without thinking what the words
"The Christmas Spirit" is the
same in all Christian lands in the
great city, on the vast plains, in
the bleak regions of the far north
or in sunny Kauai. It is the spirit
which prompts us to try to bring
an element of joy to some other
persons; and not strangely but
quite naturally the spirit returns
back to us a peculiar feeling of
Christmas, which is designated
as the celebration of the birthday
of the Divine child, is a children's
festival. While in various ways it
may bring joy to older folk, we
must realize after all that its prin
cipal charm i s the pleasure we
take in some child's delight over
the tovs or tne picture book our
Santa.Claus has brought him or her.
This opportunity of making some
child's Christinas an occasion of
joy is one of the best life has to
"The Christmas spirit" is not
attained i n its fullness without
some effort. In the heart there
must be the proper inclination,
and at the seasonable moment the
windw of the soul should be
thrown wide that the 'spirit of
Christinas" may come in. Of course
a person may shut out this inspira
tion if he so wishes. And many
do that (not on Kauai, but. per-
naps, in i;aiitornia.; niey carry
their pessimism and grumbling in
to Christmas and Christinas joys,
and, Oh, how incongruous it does
seem! It conies like a false note
in. d e i i s as tney c n i in e
from tall cathedral towers on
Christmas morning; and departs
in a shadow of unliappiness.
Eel us make of this Christinas
what it should be essentially
childien's festival; and in doing
that we will b e employing the
"Christmas spirit" in the logical
scientific, biblical way; and will
derive most unto ourselves from
the happy occasion. Dickens said:
For it is good to he children
sometimes, and never better than
The Civic Convention
The present duty of the Civic
Convention committee of the
Chamber of Commerce is simple
and easy. At the meeting of the
Chamber on Thursday one mem
ber o f the committee presented
statistics of costs of the Maui con
vention, which was directly along
the right track. The next thing
should b e to procure (probably
from the secretary of the Hawaii
Promotion Committee) the com
plete proceedings of the three Civ
ic Conventions already held.
The next step might be to de
cide upon the character of the
Civic Convention to be held on
We tniy be pardoned, in this
connection, perhaps, for saying
that the past three Civic Conven
tions have lacked definiteness of
purpose. They have been nctable
chiefly for Ad. Club stunts and
discussions of roads. These are
good things, but all good things
grow stale', and it is to be sincere
ly hoped that the beaten track of
the first Civic Convention and its
successors is not to be persevered
in until it follows the squirral up
We believe that Kauai is fully
capable of making its own program
for the coming Civic Convention,
and establishing the character of
that convention's aims and work.
We feel that that convention
should claim as its first character
istic that it is something different
from it's predecessors; and that
every feature of the program has
definiteness, and that that program
is sufficiently varied.
When this matter cf the charac
ter to be assumed by the approach
ing convention is determined up
on, and a program in support of
that character is mapped out," the
work of preparing for the most
effectual presentation of the pro
gram should be undertaken. That
part ol the work will come months
The vital questions of how many
trucks it will take to handle the
baggage of the party, who shall
be ushers in the convention hall,
wiu-tner tne saumvicnes snail he
beef or ham, etc., as well as pro
gtams for visits to other towns,
valleys and so on, may, with rea
sonable assurance, be deferred un
til about September 1, next.
Tin: Session of the Kauai His
lorical Society last Thursday even
ing marked an interesting epoch in
the short history of the organiza
tion, in that the papers and discus
sion got right down to Kauai histor,
ical subjects a n d stayed there.
The leading paper of the evening
(the one by Mrs. W. II. Rice. Jr.)
a very complete history of Lihue
and neighborhood, was such as we
would like to see of every import
ant town on the island, filed in
the archives of the society. But
we started out to speak of the rem
iniscences of the older folk sup
plied at these meetings. All of
these stories should be taken down
by a stenographer and made a part
of the society's collection. They
are usually spontaneous, but inva
riably contain items of interesting,
As in the case of the telephone,
Kauai acquired wireless communi
cation immediately upon its adop
tion in the commercial world.
On March 1st.. 1901, just a year
before the first Transatlantic mes
sage was flashed across the "Pond"
from President Roosevelt to King
Edward, the Hawaiian group, in
cluding Kauai, was linked together
by a chain of stations efficiently
equipped as public telegraph offi
ces, and piobably marking the
first group of isolated islands to
be so bound together.
The stretch between Nawiliwili,
the site of the first station on Ka
uai and Waianae, Oahu, was the
longest attempted in those days;
the distance between Honolulu and
Kawaihae, Hawaii, being bridged
uy nve or six nines scattered on
Oahn, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and
even two on Hawaii.
Messages were necessarily han
dled a number of times, especially
in the case of one having its origin
on Kauai and its destination on
Hawaii. Nowadays the distance
from Lihue to Kawaihae is eon
stdered a mere trifle for direct
The early stations were natural
ly somewhat crude, as coiupatcd
with the ones which we are used
to now, although the art is still in
With tin. inauguration of the
Trans-Pacific Marconi service, the
Mutual Telephone's Wireless De
partment has established a night
letter service which is worked in
conjunction w i t h the Mnrconi
night letter and week-end services,
messages being filed at island offi
ces on the previous day, being de
livered by eight o'clock next
In November. 1912, the Mutual
Telephone abandoned the Nawili
wili station site, selecting for its
new station, the present more
convenient site at Lihuc, between
the Kairview Hotel and the Garden
Island Publishing" Company's pre-
LATEST WIRELESS NEWS
Continued from page 3
Monday, December 2 1 .
Honolulu In opium raid Marshall Smiddy found letters connect
ing public official with ring. Will not disclose name.
Schofield buildings unroofed by wind Saturday.;
Karlsruhe Kaiser returned to front Poland. Return signalized
by driving back Russian main army with tremendous loss men and
Berlin Official statement general staff at headquarters, said Rus
sians in Poland were falling back upon strongly prepared positions
along Rowanida line with Germans pressing them everywhere.
London German reports say this fight is only beginning of fight
for Warsaw, thirty miles away.
Russian army strongly reinforced, and in position protected by
Previously reported German victory seems to be the advance of
German armv in center, as Russians fell back upon present positions
which were being prepared.
Petrograd says two German companies, which crossed the Bzura,
c - ' -1f burned bridge completely annihilated.
Paris French official dispatches claim some very important gains
made by Allies with new giound occupied and old positions retaken,
while German dispatches admit that in the section of battle line Ger
mans have lost as result yesterday's fighting. Fiercest battles of day
between Ypres and Nicuport, where Allies inflicted severe losses on
Brussels Berlin says Allies have lost in Flanders two hundred
and fifteen thousand men.
London Captain Fouric, first rebel Boer in recent revolution
suffer extreme penalty for treason.
New York According report from Liverpool, British dread
naught "Thunderer" sunk by North sea mine.
Washington General Maytarena will with draw men from border.
Hostilities Carranza and Villa forces continue.
Sunday, December 20.
Sugar, advauced'to 4.13
London Despite repeated assertions from the headquarters of the
German general staff that Germans continue to drive defeated Russians
back, the impression has been formed here that the great celebration
which has begun Inst week in Berlin oyer "the greatest victory of all
wars" was permature. It is not now believed that there has been
anything like victory, although the Germans have made gains in Po
The Pettograd press is scouting the Berlin report as grossly exag
The German attempts to cross the Vistula have failed, according
to Petrograd reports.
Washington The Senate has confirmed the promotion of General
Funston to be thfc Major General after the retirement of General Wo
Dover, England Victory of the British guns afloat over the Ger
man guns ashore was leported "ist night, as a result of a British mon
itor attack upon shore battel s on the Flanders coast yesterday.
The duel between the ships and batteries lasted some hours, conclud
ing in the silencing of the shore guns.
Paris Several trenches were captured by the British Friday in
the vicinity of Neuvre Chapelle have been retaken by the Germans,
who drove the British back to the old line.
San Antonio Two Mexican generals were shot yesterday on or
der of Colonel Castro, a Carranzaite, who had captured Villa officers
at. the head of an expedition.
Confirmation has been received of the report that San Luis Petosi
has been turned ovet to the Carranza forces.
El Paso Several hundred persons Have been executed in tne ci
tics of Mexico. Juarez and Chihuahua after very perfunctory trials.
Cincimiatti Three fourths of the bmk loot of Ohio's bank ban
dit has been recovered.
HONOLULU HAS STORM
Honolulu Heavy rain yesteadiv. High wind last night damag
ed the roof of the I.ibbv, McNeill & Libby cannery in Kalihi.
PetroL'rad It is unofficially asserted upon high authority, that
Germans have evacuated Lodz, in Poland, which they found no mili
Russian offensive movement against Cracow continues.
London Announcement from Merlin says tnat uermans won an
overwlielinine victory in Poland. Decisive battle Russians. Russia
has not admitted reverse.
Continued on page 8,
Attention is called to Acts 89
and 127 of the Session Laws of 19
13, providing for a Public Utilities
Commission and defining its powers
and duties. Any person or persons
having good cause for complaint
against public utilities, under con
trol of the Commission, should
notify the Commission of such
complaint in writing.
J. N S. Williams,
December 5, 1914.
The Honolulu Construction &
Drayiug Co. Ltd., Owners of Ha
waiian Express Co. ' and Nieper's
Express, assure all Kauai passen
gers arriving at or departing from
Honolulu of prompt baggage de
livery and courteous treatment.
Our drivers are experienced, relia
ble men. Advt.
mises. On this site the modern
station was completed, being pro
vided with its own power plant,
in addition to the power facilities
furnished by the city electric sys
The station has ample conven
ience and space, its buildings and
front presenting a particularly
neat and pleasing appearance on
th-. Main street of Liluie. II. Vin
cent is in charge.
NOTICE OF CHANGE IN THE
CO-PARTNERSHIP OF T. T
KURAMOTO & CO.
The undersigned, members of
the Co-partnership firm of T. T.
Kuramoto S: Co. of Kekaha, Ka
uai, hereby give notice that K.
Takanishi has withdrawn from
said Co-partnership by mutual con
sent; and that T. Kuramoto. resid
ing at said Kekaha, Kauai, having
purchased all the right and inter
est of said k. Takanislu in the
said Co-partnership firm of T. T
Kuramoto & Co., on the first day
or uecetnoer a. u. iyi4, assumes
all rights and interest thereunto
belonging, and by mutual consent
was admitted a member of said
firm on said day.
Witness our hands this 12th
day of December, A. D. 1914.
K. Takanishi. S. Togioka, N
Kuramoto, T. Kuramoto.
HOOLAHA HOOLOLI O KA
HUI T. T. KURAMOTO & CO.
O ka poe no lakcu na tuoa mala
lo iho nei, na lala o ka Hui o T.
T. Kuramoto & Co. o Kekaha,
Kauai, ma keia ke hoolaha aku
nei, ua unuhi oe o K. Takanishi i
kona noho lala ana iloko o ka Hui
me ka ae o na lala e ae; a o T. Ku
ramoto, inamuli o ka lilo ana mai
iaia nip ke kuai ma ka la 1 o De
kemaba, M. H. 1914. ke kuleana
apau o K. Takanishi i oleloia, ua
lilo oia i lala no ka Hui i hoikeia
maluua, me ka ae pu o na lala e
Kakauinoaia l keia la 12 o De
kemba, M. II. 1914.
K. Takanishi, S. Togioka, N.
Kuramoto, T. Kuramoto.
Cards and Seals $m
flIThis year's Christmas assortment of
Cards is more beautiful, more varied and
more comprehensive than ever before.
Priced from 5 c each to 25 c: or we will
send a nice assortment for $2, $2.50 or $3.
Little Christmassy Seals, in appropriate
designs; for use on letters or packages; 5 c
the box; 6 boxes for 30c
Pretty Christmas Boxes, to send gifts in:
from 5 c to $1.50 each, according to size.
Gold or Silver Tinsel, with which to tie
Xmas packages: 1 0c the spool, containing
1 0 yds.
Books by favorite authors. All the lat
est Fiction also thousands of titles in 65c
Hawaiian News Co., Ltd.
Young Bldg. Honolulu.
If you want a
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