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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914,
THE BIG CARNIVAL
land where to!
You will find
SPLENDID STOCK OF
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will speak for themselv
answer in our
J. F. C. Hagcns, of Haekfeld &
Co., had the following to say in
Honolulu regarding the matter of
the proposed new railway from
Nawdiwili to th homestead tracts
"It is the desire of the directors bc addcd lo l)le 10td Prc'"lf"s- !"
of Lihne plantation to work with the, ,u l11 ' c fa room
the Knjrm homesteaders and llot and b.l hard panor for the amusc-
against them in this matter of thcl"lcnt of KUests h ruf sectlon
v f ,i, t ;i, ..,ii..,. ilvi"R 'oi"s wi'l be fitted up,
"As the proposition stands to-
day the Kapaa homesteaders, hav
ing decided to plant cane on their
lands petitioned tne Governor re
questing him to use his influence
tc secure an extension of the plan
tation railway to their fields,
RAILWAY NOT COMMON
"This railroad is a plantation
road only The company is not a
common carrier. The present
tracks arc located on fee simple
and leasehold lauds belonging to
or held bv the plantation.
"While the Lihue plantation is
willing to do the right thing for
both the homesteaders and the
government, it must be remember
ed that a sugar plantation is not a
philanthropic institution. It is a
money making proposition.
"If this road is to be built across
government lands, or lands not
controlled by the company, there
should first be a definite agree
ment entered into as to the planta
tion's legal tenure to the rights-of-way.
"Action in this matter began
with the homesteaders. t Thev
made the first approach to the
plantation as to whether if they
were to olant cane the company
would buv it. The right to extend
the railwav tracks to Kapaa is not
LEGALITY MUST HE CON
"Negotiations between the three
part;es at interest, the homestead
ers, the Governor and Lihue Plan
tation Co. are now in progress
but nothing tangible lias crystalliz
ed and there is no announcement
to make," said Mr. Hagens, "The
outcome will all depend on
whether an agreement can be
reached which will be within the
law. We are living in a country
where government is by law.
WANT TO H E L P HOME
STEADERS "What may be done depends on
whether the proposed action can
be legally taken. We want to help
the homesteaders. It is to our in
terest to work in harmony of pur
pose with our neighbors."
The governor has formally ap
proved the reduction in the capital
stock of the MclJryde Sugar Com
pany, as voted bv the stockholders
early in the month,
Finished your Christmas shop ping vet'
Dear me, jiq. Papa still has money in the bank.
Large and important additions
and improvements arc planned for
the Wainiea Hotel for t lie imme
First, the Periera promises, nex'
door, have been ; ccjuiietl and will
1 When the work is completed
j (which will be about the first of the
coming month) the hotel will have
about fifteen, large rooms for the
accomodation of guests
The part of the lumber yard in
front of the Pereira premises will
be cleared and opened out to the
Toward the sea two, new cot
tages will be erected, which will
also be added to the hotel premises.
The holy day of Christ is near,
And with it comes again the
Of all in life that we revere;
Uf all He said and did and
This God-Man of the Universe
Instilled all virtues known
Rebuked the bad in language terse,
And showed the way to live again.
Out this, His day of humble birth.
Calls first to mind I lis precept
That poverty and love on earth
Must be the law ot every land.
Then let us look into our soul
And see if this above all things
Is e'er our guide as onward roll
The years so full of other things.
For we. as- i le. can learn to do
As we would have unto us done,
Forgetting not that all that's true
Is but another blessing won.
Remember that the humblest ones
Were brothers unto our Christ
And that thru all the long eons
His love is sweet, His wavs are
And let Christ's Day of 1,irtn sti11 hc
The happiest of all the year,
Reminding us of charity,
Of peace, good will and kingly
J. A. Com r.s.
Makawcli, November, 1914.
AREA OF KAUAI.
The Island of Kauai has an area
of 547 statute miles, or 348,000
n,Ti. X'iihau has 73 miles, or 62,-
000 acres. The total population of
Kauai and Niihau is approximately
30 MO. Kauai has steadily gained
in population since 1S60, when its
total was only lhs.
M A. Nicoll. representing R. I
t iiiif of Honolulu, who toured
Kauai last week, was accoiupanit
on his rounds of the various towns
by his wife and young son.
( Special Cni respoudeiice. )
Iloiioh'lu Tlu- "Circus Cotni
que,'' one of the biggest features
of the 1915 Mid-Pacific Carnival,
and an event upon which Director-General
James D. Dougherty
has builded hiyh, is now assured.
Mr. Dougherty received w o r d
through Gcorg Rodiek, of Hack
field & Company, of the teceipt of
a cable carrying the advice that
the costumes and othet trappings
dered from Germany had been
A further exchange ot under
water messages will now be in
dulged in with the idea of learn
ing specifically just when the ship
ment was made and about 'what
time it will reach Honolulu.
The director-general had about
made up his mind that it would be
necessary t o forego the Circus
Cotnique, and expressed the great
est delight when he received the
news that will permit him to in
clude this feature in his elaborate
program of surprises.
The Circus Comique will be one
of the distinctive features o f
the 1915 celebration, Those resi
dents of the islands who have seen
the circuses which tour the main
and each year will get some ideal
of what the Circus Comique is to
be like. There will be the custo-
"big top", rings, sideshows,
acrobats, clowns and animals and,
in tact, all the paraparhnalia of an
up-to-the-minute circus. The cos
tumes, which have been ordered
from Germany, alone will be an
attraction and immediately upon
their arrival the rehearsing of the
circus performers will commence.
A feature of the Circus Comique
will be the side shows, including
the Village of Nations, which will
depict the native lif" of the major
ity of nationalities repiesented in
the Hawaiian Islands.
Will Payne, e i t y editor of
the Star-Bulletin for the past
two years, and prior to that a
well known newspaprr man of the
coast . will become secretary of the
1915 Mid-Pacific Car nival January
1. Up to the present time, R. A.
MacMillan has been handling the
secretarial work of the Carnival.
Beginning January 1, the Car
nival organization will grow daily
and the work necessary to stage
the "big show" in February is
heavy and requires systetnatization
and attention to detail. In effect.
the secretary is one of the chief
executive officials of the Carnival
and much of the responsibility for
its success rests'upon him.
In securing Mr. Wayne as his
right-hand man in handling the
Carnival activities. Director-General
Dougherty has chosen a secre
tary directly in touch with publi
city channels and who is a success
ful newspaper man and a booster
for Honolulu. While the post for
mally will not be filled until Janu
ary 1, Secretary Wayne begins at
once upon some of his duties.
it is interesting to note tliat tor
the past five or six years the direc
tors of the various carnivals have
named newspaper men as their se
cretaries. George F. Henshall, now
editor ot the Hilo Tribune, was
the successful secretary who now
is succeeded by Mr. Wayne.
RAINFALL ON KAUAI.
iauai is not supposed to ie a
"rainy' 'island, but has lost its repu
tation somewhat this year. Ordi
narily the rainfall is about 50 inches
I per annum at Hanalei and Kilauea,
i slightly less at Lihue, and tapers off
toward Wainiea, where 12 to 15
! inches has been about the average.
1 Ins year, however, all parts of the
island have been visited by not only
heavy rains, but frequent rain
storms, raising the total for the
twelve months far above any pre
vious annual record.
The loftiest mountain peaks on
the Island of Kauai arc the follow!
ing: Mt. Waialeale, central peak
5170 feet; Namolokama, 4200; Ha -
upu, 2030; KHohana, about 1100,