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THIi GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1914
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY DEC. 29. 1914
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
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L. D. TlMMONS
K. C. Hopper:
New Year Resolutions
A few hours more, and Father
Time will turn 1914 into the pages
It has been a good year to Kau
ai, and a majority of persons of
mattirer years will regret to see it
Buoyant youth looks forward;
men and women pause more or
less sadly at the end of December
and, like unto Lot's wife, look
back. The latter is probably not
as we would have it, either, but it
New Year's Day is a day of res
olutions. It is dav for "turn
ing over a new leaf". The Chi
nese, although at a different time,
pay their debts at New Year,
cross out old scores, wash their
houses or places of business, don
their best clothes and start over a
new. There is something com
mendable in all this formality, tor
it must certainly have the effect of
enlivening the impulses of a new
ambition and of Hope itself; and
it might not harm what we are
pleased to term more enlightened
mankind to approach the New
Year in much the same spirit.
But before we come to New
Year's Day. we should set our
houses in order as to the old year.
We flhoukl endeavor, bet ;ie it is
gone from us forever, to wipe from
it's page all such things as, if lft
there, might occasion regret in the
future; and thus approach the end
of the year with the splendid feel
ing that we have a "clean balance
sheet". It is a philosophical ab
surdity to plant good resolutions
in a field already occupied by the
thistles of misdeeds, error and bad
judgment. Therefore, first set
your house in order.
It is a common saying that New
Year resolutions are quickly bro
ken, but it is by no means neces
sarily so. New Year resolutions
may be made of permanent value.
It nil depends upon the earnest
ness which we put into them, and
the determination we have to see
them through. The difficult.v
probably lies in the fact that it is
so easy for one to excuse and com
promise with oneself. If we w re
directing someone else, it would
be simpler and easier; but it is
hard to make of ourselves our own
policeman, so to speak.
Let us, then, first, eliminate
from the page of the old year, be
fore it is too late, anything ami
everything that may cause a
tinge or sigh of regret in 1915.
Leave old 1914 a year that-we may
look back upon as a milestone of
pure, white marble, unmarked
by unhappy memories.
Then, the following day, we
will be prepared to pledge our
selves to the effect that we will be
a better man or a better woman, and
will work for a better Kauai and a
better humanity-with reasonable
hope of being ahk-to live up to
our New Year's Day resolutions.
Education In Future
Klxcwhcre in this issue will
found the report o f Chas.
Morse, of Kleele, to the Chamber '
of Commerce on the subject ot'
motion picture shows. Particular
attention is respectfully directed
to tint part of the leport suHCSt
intf motion pictures as a coming
factor in public school work in the
The subject is o: immediate in
terest and importance, for the rea
son that the time when the motion
picttue may revolutionize the work ;
: in the public schools is even now I
at the door. Five years from this j
moment the methods of teaching1
will likely be as different in the J
public schools of Hawaii as are the
present methods different from
those of fifty years ago. The revo
lution wrought by the motion pic
ture in educational work will be the
most complete and radical in the
history of common schools; mean
ing, also, a complete change in nor
mal school instruction and the en
lire, present scheme of pedagogical
Mr. Edison is just now engaged
in preparation for thi vast, new
work which he sees immediately
ahead. He savs: "Scholars of the
future will be instructed through'
the eve. It is possible to teach
every branch of knowledge with
the motion picture. Our school
system will be completely changed
inside of ten years."
In his work of preparation frir
the new era, Mr. Edison has made
up a list of nearly a thousand sub
jects, and has engaged experts on
each division, to iorniulaie a com
plete course of motion picture in
struction therein. A class of ten
boys are used for the tests, one of
whom is Mr. Ed'son's own son.
So rapidly has interest in this sub
ject developed in the passing year
throughout America that thousands
of schools, educators and boards
of education are ready for the
change and feel that it will have
substantial beginning during next
In these islands in the future
principal concern will doubtless
be centered in speaking, spelling,
reading and writing English cor
rectly. Every other line and part
of study will probably be develop
ed through the motion picture.
Ni-ws coming direct from the
Southern States in Friday's mail
is to the effect that the much-mooted
"buy-a-balc" movement started
sometime ago enabled a few weal
thy cotton brokers in the cities to
unload some of their surplus hold
ings, but that it has had no effect
whatever on the poor grower and
the merchant who has been forced
to take cotton on accounts in lie:;
of cash. It is authoi itively report
ed that i n thousands o f small
towns the entire output of cotton
of the year is stacked up with no
market in sight and very little
prospect of any in the near future.
At a timk when Congress and
the general public are seriously
db.'.ing the question of nation
wide prohibition. Speaker Cliamp
Clark, of the national House of
Representatives, appears on a
public platform in Detroit in such
a beastly intoxicated condition that
the audience turn off the lights
and leave the hall in complete dis
gust. It is not difficult to predict
what will become of Clark, politi
cally and socially. But it does seem
a great pity that such things
Tin-: -hunts of five per cent paid
plantation laborers on Kauai this
year will put a good deal of nionej
into circulation, and will put a
further ciiiup in the activity of
the "hard times" bogey.
Tin: Al'I-O'NTMKNT of II. P.
Wood to be resident commissions
of Hawaii at the Panama-Pacific
Exposition in San Francisco next
year was a logical move. Un
lUestionably Mr. Wood, hieing in
immediate touch with the business
of tourist promotion, is well equip
,ul fur this rcsponsibility-httter
so, perhaps than any other man
in the I-,!. mils. We endorse the
Ir v.i- is hell, as Sherman said, j
the soldiers up in bleak Poland j
ibout now probably finding 1
'ua a coi.ler place than tney had
b en taught to expect. !
A fev breeding pens of S. C.
White I.e-horns and Ihirred I'lv-'
mout h Rocks-a'd pure bred birds
from imported slock. Also settings
. c i- i .1 . : '
oi ii'p iioin iioiii vaiieiies.
Apply T. O. 13ox 65. Lihue, i
Accompany ir.g its issue rl De
cember 18, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin
presented its readers with an
'ndustrial section which w a s a
book unto itself, containing a vet y
large number of pages, printed on
fine hook paper and gorgeously
illustrated. T h e views in thb
special section take in all parts oi
the islands, many of them being
of Kau ti's beauty spots. The art
work is equal to the best ever turn
ed out in the Islands, and would
do credit to any great, city maga
zine. The articles in the special sec
tion cover practically every sub
ject of commercial or general in
terest, accompany ing which are
valuable statistics brought down to
date. The edition is one of the
most striking souvenirs of the
year to send abroad, and duiibllc-ss
many Kauai people will scud co
pies to friends in the east.
The Suor Outlook
Wiiletl & Cray have the follow-, ""
ing on the probable future of su- The Honolulu Construction &
gar: j Draying Co. Ltd., Owners of Ha-
The influence of the war upon waiian Express Co. and Nieper's
values ot cane sugar has largely ! Express, assure all Kauai passe n
decreascd and is held in check for gets arriving at or departing from
the future by the possibility, tin-1 Honolulu of prompt baggage de
der absolute necessity, of imporia- livery and courteous treatment,
tion, to some extent at least of Our drivers are experienced, relia
German sugar to neutral countries ! hie men. Advt.
by consent of the German govern
As a whole, the present outlook j
is for a setting of first Cuba crop !
values at between 3.51c to 3.76c !
..:,i ...i . i 4 -. t
. ., , , .
permissible before foreign ueetsu -
gars become available at satisfac-
tory cost against cane sugar to a
possible 4c c. 6c f. market at some
time in tke campaign.
Pig IVcicks ksufEcieut
One Hawaiian had
Hawaiian in the Koloa court yes
terday on a suit for $20 damages.
It appears th;.t pi. , invaded the
potato patch of the complainant
and ale up a lot of tubers, b.-.i in
court it could not be proved that
uie p:gs i;CiougC(l - lo uie Celeiu
In fact, the only evidence
produced was the fact of pi- tr..cks!
appearing in ike field and the de
tails of the damage done, which
indicated, that porkers weie I he
guilty parties. Judc Kapahie
thought h.'iig ami earnestly, I'ut
for the life of him could nol see
that the evidence was stiuieieiitly
direct, air! di.-inissed the case.
The Hotel Lihue will have a
big New Year's dinner l'ridav
Two sealer and cloul.de rum
ble Overland automatic ;i g-ocl
condition. Will sell for cash very
M. J. Fassoili, Makawcli.
J i (-' Y-m
'.Vfli ,-SU.jlt c .-'.-. t.
II I I it I A 1 I I ' I
Till: M 1-AN ING.
I think Mr. IJintly's attentions to uie me seiiou.s, nir.nu.
1 las lit- s:i;d anything?
No. not exactly; but for Chrisim.is present he sent me
''ouk aiK' 1 volume on home decorati
M LIHUE STORE
In the course of a few clays the
appesrance of the rear yard of
; Lihue .Store will be considerably
. ,,lu'rcd - ,1,e Ganges being in the
i way of decided improvements,
In the first place the two small
j cottages to the left of ih- front
; driveway will come out, the one
oocupied by th'e tailor being mov
ied around on the other street,
neiT the Lihue Coffee Shop.
The wagon shed, farther back
will be fixed up and equipped for
garage purposes, and i n it the
livery trucks, etc.. of the establish
ment w ill be kept.
Still farther back, a cottage will
he built for the use of clerks in
the store who may require room
ing facilities "down town." Other
modern conveniences for occupants
of the premises will . be construct
ed on the grounds. When all
these improvements are completed
the store piopcrty in its entirety
w ill be a model of convenience as
well as -!' elegance.
NOTICE OF CHANGE IN THE
CO-FARTNERSIIir OF T. T.
KURAMOTO e'e CO.
The undersigned, members of
the Lo partnership firm of 1. T.
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Kuiainoio i- Co of kekaha, Ka-
... , . ,.
tiai. hereby give notice that K.
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1 akanishi mis withdrawn from
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s.tiw eo j'.u i hi. i ."-1 1 . j ' i ly iuuiu.u con
sent; and that T. "Kuramoto, resid
ing at said Kekaha, Kauai, having
purchased all the right and inter-
jest of said K. Takanishi in the
said Co-partnership firm of T. T.
Kiiaincto ii Co., on the first day
of December A. 1). 1914, assumes
a'l i-'ghts au'l interest thereunto
hi hr.i;:i i and by mutual consent
was adr.i'.tt. d a number of said
firm i':i said day.
Witness our lit- '-; this 12th.
; dav of Dec
ell 1 1
i. I). 1C14.
Takau: :.. S. Togiokn,
unoto, T. Kuramoto.
IIOOLAHA I-OOI.OLI O KA
i IIUI T. T. KFRAMOTO cc CO.
O ka pee no lakcti na inoamala
' lo iho nei, na lahi o ka Hui o T.
,'V. kuramoto 6c Co. o Kekaha,
Kauai, ma ken ke hoolaha aku
nei, ua unuhi oe o K. Takanishi i
! kona noh.o hda ana iloko o ka Hui
, me ka ae o na lahi e ae; a o T. Ku
j ramoto,. nianuili o ka lilo ana mai
iaia m: ke kuai ma ka la 1 o I'e-
kemaba, M. 11. 1914, ke ku'eana
apali o K. Takanishi i oleloia, ua
lilo oia i lala no ka Hui i hoikeia
nialuua, me ka ae pu o na lala e
Krikauinoaia i keia la 12 o De
; kemha, M. II. 1914.
K. Takanishi, S. Togioka, N.
i Kuramoto, T. Kuramoto.
C. W. 5F1TZ, Frop.
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