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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1915
THE GARDEN ISLAND
. Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Speaking Of Ourselves
With its last issue The Gardkn Island completed its tenth
year, and its first year under the present editorial management.
A year ago The Gardkn Island Publishing Company, Ltd.,
re-assumled charge of the paper, and for twelve months has continu
ed publication on its own account.
The year tor the paper and the printing establishment behind it
has been one of continued and increasing success. In most months
all previous business records were broken, wiiile the results of three
months of the twelve would compare favorably with big shops in
large towns, concluding with a record showing in December.
The Garden Island appreciates very much the cordial support
it has had from Kauai in the past twelve months. Honolulu business
and the patronage of the other islands have been unusually large, and
are much appreciated, also; but it is, aft r all, the business and friend
ship of Kauai that awakens feelings of the sincerest gratitude at this
The Garden Island' enters upon the new year with enthusiasm,
with larger plans, determination and confidence. For success, how
ever, the paper is dependent (as is every other newspaper) upon the
business and moral support of its friends. The experience of the past
year leaves us no cause for apprehension as to the future in this regard
Further improvements in the paper are planned for the year 1915
In fact we have a number of important ones "up our sleeve," which
will bj developed as time goes on. It is hoped that the paper has
been a power for good in our insular community in 1914. We hope to
make it a tar more important factor in 1915.
A Word To Small Farmers
Anvone who has read Jack London's graphic story, ' The Valley
of the Moon," will remember how the young couple came to Mrs.
Mortimer's little ranch near San Jose and learned from her the secret
of her phenomenal success as a small farmer, viz: A producer of
special, high-class article to meet a special high-class demand. Her
vegetables, her berries, her apples, her eggs, her butter, her milk
brought top-notch prices because ih-v were noted for quality, and be
cause thev catered to a demand that was not otherwise met.
The average demand is met by the average producer at an average
price, The large producer finds a satisfactory profit in this, but the
small tanner cannot maice a living out ot ins limited output on so
narrow a margin. He must have an ettra price for an extra fine arti
cle. The Garden Island, being itself, in a way, a small producer,
would recommend the policy to the small fanner, and charges nothing
for the tip.
There are nearly 25,000 people on this island. Most of them.
pernaps, are nuite satisnea witn sticn tarm ana garden products as
may be imported from abroad more or less stale or may be raised
at home bv undiscerning Orientals. But there ate some of us who
would greatly appreciate the finer qualities of the special, and the
home-grown, and would be willing to pay a special price for the same
The only banana, for instance, that is met with in the ordinary
course of experience on Kauai is the common, Chinese variety. Even
if you are particularly fond of bananas, you get tired of the same
thing day after day. Now, there are other bananas that far outrank
tne cninese in every quality except, pernaps, cneapness. llie mam
tnaole, or cooking banana, the popo-ulu, the iho-lena, and others, which
lend themselves to various most delicious and appetizing dishes. At
present these bananas can be had only from Kona, at the cost of two
voyages, two handlings, two freights and much uncertainty. In shel
tered hollows they could be grown just as successfuly here at home as
in kona; and the enterprising farmer who would raise them would
find a certain market and good prices, where now he must feed his
Chinese bananas to the chickens.
Sweet potatoes are another thing. The ordinary product of the
Oriental vegetable man is a tsteless, watery article, not worthy of a
piace on me taDie. reopie we Know nave Deen tempted to procure
sweet potatoes from Southern California by parcels' post, because it is
so hard to get good ones here. Now, there is no reason in the world
why the very best of sweet potatoes should not be raised here, and
find a ready and appreciative market, at good prices.
l ue same tiling is true ot dairy products, i'ractically all our
butter and most of our cream and milk come from California. Their
one recommandation is that they are cheap, and we can get the goods
Some of us, anyway, would be willing to pay more for the fresh arti
cle, home produced and good, if we could get it. Surely there
field here for profitable endeavor by the small fanner who knows
and is willing to persevere.
We are told that the market is too limited that one farmer,
went into bananas or sweet potatoes, or butter, would swamp the
market and have his goods left on his hands to spoil. Doubtlecs if he
raised only the one article; if he devoted his whole farm to bananas,
or sweet potatoes, or butter that would happen. But he will know
better than that, and will keep his ear to the ground and forestall the
needs and the tastes of his market and will give his patrons---like Sam
Weller just nough of any good thing to make them wish there were
This, the beginning of a new year and cf new plans, is a good
time for the small farmers of the various homesteading districts to
take these matters into serious consideration.
Why Goethels Asked Help
It has turned out that Colonel Goethels ask-d for warships at the
Canal Zone to prevent violations of neutrality regulations by British
and Australian men-of-war and colliers. This supplementary infor
mation ci me as a surprise to the people of the mainland, and will be a
disappointment to Americans everywhere
The showing has been made, by an eleborate newspaper poll,
that a large majority of the people of the United States are in sympa
thy w th the Allies in this war; and that should be an additional and
strong incentive to the national government to spare no efforts and
pains in requiring a strict observance of neutrality regulations bv
Great Britain and her Allies, it being our duty to enforce those re
gulations with absolute impartiality .
That they will be so enforced may be taken for granted In the
meanwhile, it might be an act of wisdom on the part of Great Britain
to issue such orders to naval commanders who have not been so enre
ful as they might have been, to avoid the infringement of neutrality
in American waters. Great Britain has very little to gain and possi
bly a great deal t lose by entering into M controversy of this kind with
the Uiiited .States at this time.
It seems strange, and jars more or less, that with American sym
pathy very largely on her side. Great Britain should be the first and
only nation to try to take advantage of, or override, American neu
trality; and we are hopeful that early announcements from London
will tell of a new and more considerate policy.
This is a most deplorable state of affairs, and we regret very much
to say that Lihue is to blame for.it V. The pupils are in the various
towns of the island. They wish : .ittnd the Kauai High School,
but nre unable to find suitable, liv.nc. accommodations here at rates
which they are able to stand. Theit fore, the most natural thing in
the world is happening-thev are leaving for Honolulu where they can
obtain such accommodations as are needed while they enjoy high school
We wish atrain to warn the business men and public of Lihue that
unless they speedily get to work and provide suitable accommodations
for the children of other towns of the island, desiring to attend here,
the Kauai High School will lose its island- status, drop back and be
come merely a Lihue high school, of and for Lihue alone.
Is that desirable? Do you, Mr. Public-Spirited Citizen, like the
idea of a public institution going backward, and not forward? Of
course not. Then, let's have something done.
Searching of Americ-n vessels on the high seas, and interference
with commerce between the United States and European powers not
engaged in the Napoleanic campaign, caused the war of 1812 15 be
tween America and England. America won out in that struggle, and
obtained from England full recognition of the soundness of her con
tention. At the present time, England is employing almost identically the
tactics followed immediately preceding the war of 1812, and the pro
test of President Wilson about ten days ago is directly in line with
the course pursued by President Madison a little more than a hundred
Of course the government of the United Slates will be sorely em
barrassed when it learns that one of the Honolulu newspapers has found
occasion to take issue with its position; but it will probably be found
in the end that England has agreed with America that the verdict of
a century ago shall stand.
Attention was called in last week's issue to the urgent need of
living accommodations in Li line for children of other towns wishing
to attend the Kauai High School. Since that article was printed two
more pupus ot tne u.gn Jciiool Have left Kauai to enter school
On her second trip to Kauai last week, the ancient steamer W.
G. Hall was crowded to her capacity with first-class passengers, sever
al being jammed into the cubby holes down-stairs and others being
forced to sleep on deck. The sea was exceedingly rough, and all of
the passengers arrived on Kauai half sick and ill-humored. Its seems
a pity that such vile accommodations must be accepted bv the
travelling public, when by a simple arrangement of having the Kinau
make two trips a week the hardship would, in a large measure, be
Having succeeded in his plans for an enjoyable excursion to the
summit of Haleakala. Alexander Hume Ford will next turn his atten
tion to Kauai, and will brihg a large party over here in the near
future. The suggestion has been made that the proposed party of ex
cursionists be landed at Nawiliwili, from which point they could
"spread out" toward Hanalei or toward Waimea as might best suit
themselves. Suggestions on this point would be appreciated.
Several objections may be advanced to the proposed measure
extending the right to vote to women in the Islands. Not the least is
that it would double the irresponsible vote of the various counties, and
would not proportionately inoreare the strength of the element
upon which we are dependent for wise legislation and good govern
ment. We can understand why Kuhio has leanings toward woman
suffrage, but we fail to follow tiie ideas ot certain people more or less
openly supporting him in the proposition.
We are hopeful that, although Kauai will not have a float in
the coming floral parade at Honolulu, the people of this island will at
tend the affair in the usual numbers. It is a good tiling, and should
be kept alive. Circumstances are unfortunately against it this year,
but as an institution the carnival should be maintained, and it will be
found easier to keep it alive than to resuscitate it after it is dead.
Waipouli homesteaders have .oiie to Honolulu to make a fight
for shipping facilities and a cannery. This is strenuous action, and
they deserve credit for it. Moreover, they should succeed in their ef
forts. Opinions may differ as to jiit what should be done, but there
can be no question on the point that something must be done.
In a conference at Honolulu, the editor of Tin? Garden Is
land was asked for the secret of Kauai's good roads, as against Oahu's
very poor ones. "Well", was the reply, "I think probably the
material used in road construction is better". "And you have a better
engineer", boldly added one of the gentlemen present. We accept the
That Japan has no intention of returning Tsing Tan to China is
now officially admitted by Tokio. THE GARDEN ISLAND an
nounced as much some weeks ago.
Honolulu, December 29 -Kelly
SEE THE GOVERNOR
Governor Pinkhani was probably
Henshaw, W. Tai Chong a n d j stormed by Waipouli pineapple
Lieut. R. P. Ilarbold, who will be j growers yesterday, in the interest
appointed sports committee of the j of a cannery and adequate ship
1915 Mid-Pacific Carnival by Sec-; ping facilities.
retary Will Wayne after the first j The conference was arranged at
of the year, are arranging their
plans for the various sport stunts
to be staged, and as soon as they
the Honolulu end, Albert Horner,
Dr. Seymour, J. O. Lutted and J.
B. Feathcrstoue, who were already
are given their commissions will there, probably, having much to
get down to active work. do in bringing it about. They
Just what their program will be W0Ie ioineil lllc,re yesterday by E.
has not yet been figured out, butM- Cheatham, F. K. Tracey and
a baseball series, a swimming meet Mr- French. With this formidable
aud an athletic meet are possibili-!haltfcry of interested pineapple
ties. Also, there is some talk re-1 powers, it was figured that some
,. . e ! definite results might be reached
Raiding the arrangement of an in-, T. i , , , ., , ,
. , . . , . . . 4. . I It is understood that Colonel
ter-island baseball series, but this Sp-.dding has made to the home
project is only tentative. For the Uteaders an offer of a much better
baseball tournament it is proposed I contract, in important respects,
to play a series of at least eight ,or 1,11111 l!1,s -ver hetore been
games, the 25th Infantry, t h e
Asahis, the All Oahiis, the W.
Tin Chong All Chinese and out
worked out. Many of the hump
j steadtrs have demurred, however
; (according to a trustwoithv im
port) to a section of the contract
other or possibly two other teams j which gives the Makec Sugar
Company certain road rights over
all of the homesteads lands to be
However, more will be known
of this latter matter n-xt week.
The homesteaders seem to be
nnPrviWc TnmPrrnW stnl keen on the proposition of a
OUperViSOrS lOmOnUW raiUvav connecting their locality
j with Nawiliwili, although it is ad-
The Kauai Board of Supervisors ' mitted that terms having quite
will hold a meeting tomorrow for . f"irab!e qualities have been offer-1
taking part. Sport!- will lie mail
a feature of the carnival, and soaie
fine work in expected from the
For Frying-For Shortening
...For Cake Making.
There is no smoke nor odor. Fried foods are tree from
the taste of grease. They now are tasty and crisp. Ihey
are made more digestible, for Crisco is all vegetable.
The same Crisco tan be used to fry fish, onions, dough
nuts, etc., merely bv straining out the food particles
after each frying.
Crisco gives pastry a new flakiness and digestibility.
Crisco always is ot tne same iicnim" .,.h.ik.uj .
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives richuessat smaller cost, It brings cake
making back to popularity. Butter bills are reduced and
cakes stay fresh and moist longer.
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world1 so l7hX,n",1, Va "m Ulis war would chan te map of the
uoild, so I thought I would wait until they got the new cue fixed up.