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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1915
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timrnons
The Coming County Primary
It is not at alllikely that there will bo any great excitement on Kau
ai over the primary election, now definitely set for March 13. Taking
them all down the line, from top to bottom, the present county officials
have made good, and it would probablv be tiuite difficult to improve
upon them. At the same time, the old saying that there are as good
fish in the sea as any ever caught may also be applied to our local,
The position of Kauai at the moment is interesting. The question
before the voters is whether the official family of the county shall bo
changed, either in part or altogether. It will probably he generally ad
mitted that the present officials have been reasonably satisfactory.
Could we do better by making changes here and there? Could we do
Party lines have most fortunately been more or less ignored on
Kauai in the past in choosing county officials, and we are inclined t
hope that that condition of things may obtain in the future. Surely no
good can come of party politics in purely local affairs, in which the
sole aim should be the choice of capable and satisfactory men.
Worst than party lines, however, is the color line, so called, in
troduced, more or less, on some of the islands in the last, general
camoaign. An effort to incite or encourage feeling' of that sort should
be promptly located and sat upon good and hard.
The chief interest of the general community in the election, hew
ever, is the securing of a county administration as efficient as the pre
sent one. That aim should be set above all other considerations.
The Proposed New Railroad
Developments in the past week have been such as to afford assur
ance that the proposed railway between the Kapaa homesteads, so call
ed, and Nawiliwili will be a fact of the not far distant future. As in
timated at the time the subject was first broached, however, several
obstacles have been encountered bv those immediately concerned, and
still others are certain to be met with, lint the general spirit seems
entirely on the side of the improvement, and where there is unanimity
of sentiment and purpose, solutions of problems usually come as a
matter of course.
The position of the Lihue Plantation Company in the negotiations
is probably not so well understood in the community and at Honolulu
as it might be. By no method of figuring can it be shown that that cor
poration will be able to put the railroad through and operate it with
out a heavy financial loss to itself at the start and a constant drain it r
a long time. Its only hope, in fact, of ever breaking even on the rail
road itself lies in the very extensive development of the homestead
region, and the establishment of a servicable harbor at Nawiliwili.
And either of those considerations is dependent upon the other. Tht
appearance ot shipments in quantities from the homestead area wiil
call for the harbor, and the argument for the harbor will lack force
until such time as the country around is able io develop enough freight
to justify active shipping operations.
Theie will be a lot of investigating, and reports, and backing ami
filling, before the harbor is a certainty; and in the uncertainly of the
situation, the development of the homesteads, and enthusiasm in agri
culture at the homesteads, may lag. In the meanwhile, should the
Lihut Plantation Company go ahead and put in its railroad it would
certainly be walking boldlv into a proposition that promises nothing
but certain loss for an indefinite period
It is well for the public, in considering the subject, to be ever
mindful of these facts, and the conclusion must be reached that the
Lihue Plantation Company has been and is manifesting, in this matter
a spirit of exalted and genuine consideration for the progress of the
community and the promotion of home-steading in this part of Kauai.
Looking at the matter from every viewpoint, without personal in
terest or bias one way or the other, it occurs to us to be a casein which
the Territorial government should earnestly concern itself. The mat
ter is important enough to fullv justify reasonable concessions within
legal bounds of a character calculated to further the main object in
view-that of providing the homesteader with absolutely essential inar-
Ketting facilities. While the government has its lnnitations.it also
has latitude; and this is a case in which quibbling over technicalities
should not be permitted to stay public uplift and progress.
Oar Prospective Visiters
Two hundred memlers of the Honolulu Trail And Mountain Club
and th"ir friends will arrive on Kauai February 13 for a tour. Al
though thev send word in advance that they do not wish Kauai people
to go to anv expense or, trouble for their entertainment, and that they
will look out for theiuselres, so to speak it is incumbent upon the
people all over the island, sis a matter of courtesy, to facilitate in
every possible manner their enjoyment while here. A full explana
tion of the proposed tour will be found in a letter from Mr. A. II.
Ford, published on the first page of this issue.
We hope that Kauai people will warm up to the occasion, and see
to it that the visitors enjoy their tour quite as much as they did their
climb to the top of Ilaleakala. We have much here for them to see,"
and if guides are wanted there should be no difficulty w'-itever in
assembling a suitable number.
The decision to land at Lihue and give each nerson the option of
going toward Hanalei or Waimen is in line with a suggestion of The
Garden Island made some time ago, and we still think the idea a
good one. In one day each individual excursionist cannot hope to
see the entire island, and arrangements should be such as to give him
Let us hope that the party will have a good time and will go
way with excellent impressions of Kauai.
Wniu: Tin; discussion is on as to how deeply our country is
interested in the business of supplying war-ridden Europe with arms,
the statement of a correspondent of the Springfield Republican, at
Hartford, Connecticut, where they make pistols and all sorts of such
things, is interesting. He states that that city is enjoying a great boom
on account ot the war, all of the munitions and arms factories being
busy and many running night-shifts Then adds: "About the only
factories not busy are two making typewriters". We are beginning
to wonder what the effect would be should the United States forbid
the exportation of arms and ammunition absolutely. May it not be
that military activity in Europe i s kept rampant i n a large
measure by arms and war munitions received from the United States?
Tin; cor NT Y ended the year with a cash balance on hand of more
than $8,000. This sum is not quite so large as the balance at the end
of the previous year, but it is a snug, little njtst-egg to begin the new
period with. County government on this island had a successful year
of it in 1914, along with private enterprises. .
Evkry Amkrican will agree with President Wilson that we do
not wish to tuin this country into a military camp. At the same time
we must not, by virtue of unpreparedness, let some other country
turn it into a military camp for us.
That pkhtty girl reported to have tried to kiss Secretary Bryan
must surely never have heard that he is a leading advocate of disarm
: o :
On Saturday evening January flowers and was greatly admired;
2nd, 1915. at "Hoea", the homeland amid music, speeches and
of Mr. and Mrs. Eric A. Knudsen j songs the voting couple were fair
was performed one of the most j ly launched upon theit new career,
beautiful and interesting weddings' Those present at the wedding
that has taken place on Kauai for: ceremony and dinnir were, besides
many a year.
the host and hostess:
Mr. and Mrs. Guy F. Rankin,
Miss Ida Faye L'Orange, sister of ! Senator and Mrs. Chas. A. Rice,
For A Daily Mail Service
The coming of the first assistant postmaster-general to these Is
lands in April affords Kauai an unusual opportunity for bringing about
improvements in her mail service. No effort should be spared to'induce
that official to visit us, and to spend several tiavs here; and we sincere
ly hope that our business men will see to it that a proper invitation to
that end is extended at the proper time
Kauai has outgrown the thrice-a-week, overland mail service
Business and the general demands of the public make it highly impor
tant that there be a daily service all the way around from Hanalei to
Kekaha. As the matter now stands, people are dependent upon Jap
anese autos on the roads to carry rush letters, packages and even
money that cannot wait for the mail, which goes out only once in two
days, with a lapse of three days at the important week-end.
This island has a good "kick coming" or, as lawyers and courts
would say. ' a good case''; and it will be unfair to oui selves should
we lose this excellent opportunity of presenting it to the assistant
postmaster-general, who is the highest authority directly concerned i.i
It is the business of the postoffice department to serve the inter
ests of the public; so in taking the step suggested, Kauai will not be
begging for something to which she mav not be entitled, but wi'l be
merely asking her rights. Let us get together on this proposition and
stav together until we get the assistant postmaster-general over here
and secure from him the service now so generally and ur-entlv de
Mrs. Erie Knudsen. and Mr. Guy
Faukcs Rankin, of Makaweli plan
tation. For the occasion Iloea had been
turned into a miniature fairyland
the garden and spacious lawns
being ablaze with torches and
hundreds ' of Japanese lanterns,
while the house itself was hidden
with cocoanut leaves, fern and
fragrant maile leis from the moun-
Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Baldwin. Mr
and Mrs. T. Brandt. Dr. and Mrs.
Frank Putman, Dr. a n d Mrs.
West, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dan
ford, Mrs. Eliza Welcker, Miss
Louise Dar, Miss Marie Henrietta
Anderson, Rev. Chas. I). Milliken,
Mr. Sinclair Robinson, Mr. Ayl
mer Robinson, Mr. Albert Horner,
Mr. Bayer and Mr. Hans l'Orange.
After the dinner the young
tains, and long garlands of blue couple held a reception and a
In the doorway facing the val
ley a large wedding bell of white
large number of friends came to
wish them good luck and enjoy
the dancing, which, with the aid
chrysanthemums and bride begonia ! of two bands, was kept up until a
hung, and behind it in a bower of , late hour. While the dancing was
palm leaves and hanging baskets ,at its height, the happy couple
of maiden hair the groom attended I disappeared and before the guests
bv his nest man, Mr. Bayer, and j realized it they had escaped by
Rev! Chas. D. Milliken awaited , means of a long ladder from the
I the bridal procession, which was SK'e balcony and mounting two
formed out in the front lanai and spirited horses came dashing past
entered the drawing room to the the flare of a calcium light and
strains of Mendelsohn's Wedding disappeared into the night, while
March, which was perfectly ren- the band boys sang:
dered on the piano by Mr. Albert' "Its a long way to Ilalemanu,
Horner, Jr. (who came from llono- its a long way to go. Its a long
lulu that day for the ceremonv) ' way to Ilalemanu . with the sweet
accompanied by Mrs. Frank Put-'est girl I know Goodbye Hoea
man. on the violin. I farewell Makaweli row." Etc
Mrs. Chas. A Rice, as matron ' etc and sure enough! Thev were
of honor, led the procession, tol-' off for Ilalemanu, the Knudsen's
lowed by the bridesmaids, Miss ( mountain camp away up in the
Louise Day and Miss Marie And
Naming Of Tax Assessors
We understand that the effort will be renewed in the coming
Legislature to have the law so amended that tax assessors may, in
future, be appointed by the boards of super visors of the counties
respectively, in place of by the Territorial treasurer, as at present.
The suggestion is in line with the American idea, which, in gen
eral, seeks to vest the people with the fullest rights compatible with
Of course the usual argument will be advanced tiiat tax assessors
should have the largest degree of independence, and should in no
wise be under obligations to their "victims'- for political consideration,
as might be the case under the plan now suggested. And that argu
ment has weight-undoubtedly; but is it of more importance than a
faithful endeavor to incline and cling more closely to American ideals?
There might be some ground for objection to making the assessorships
elective; but placing the matter in th hand-, of the county supervisors
would meet the situation half way, at least, ;md would be nearer the
American mark than at present.
But why stop at the tax assessors? There are several offices now
filled by Territorial appointment, that are essentially loc.-J as to dmirs
and responsibilities. Why should the officers holding ihciu not be
eircn.i My the people.' e lire pr..-K-svng mi the m liter of Anier
home-rule, but let us get just a little nearer to it, and
people such matters as they are fully capable of hainlliu:
ersou. The ushers were Mr. Hans
L'Orange, brother of the bride,
and Mr. Sinclair Robinson. Next
came Master Yaldemar Knudsen,
bearing two rings on a white silk
pillow. Then came Miss Alexan
dra Knudsen, strewing daisies in
the path of the bride, wdio came
leaning on the arm of Mr. Eric
The Episcopal service was used
and rings exchanged.
After the ceremonv all the
guests sat do'm at a large, square
hills; but the night was clear and
the moon shone bright and when
you are young and your spirits
hit", what do a few miles more
or less matter?
A large room was set aside for
the display of the wedding pre
sents which were beautiful and
The bride looked her prettiest
in a gown of ivory satin with a
court train ttiinmed with rare old
lace, a gift to the bride from her
mother. Her veil was arranged
in the latest cape effect and was
For Frying-For Shortening
For Cake Making
ti :.. .i- n.lnr. Fried foods are free from
111CJC in liw miiwrn- nw. . - - ---- -
the taste of Rrease. Thev now are tasty and crisp. 1 hey
are made more digestible, for Crisco is all vegetable.
The same Crisco can be used to fry fish, onions, dough
nuts, etc. , merely by straining out the food particles
after each frying.
Crisco gives pastrv a new flakincss and e.igestibility,
Crisco always is of the same freshness and consistency,
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives richncssat smaller cost,' It brings cake
making back to popularity. Butter bills are reduced and
cakes stay fresh and moist longer.
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eave to the
Venetian lace centerpiece and de
corated with over 300 of the fam
ous Cecil ie hibiscus, which had
been brought that day from Mrs.
Rice's garden in Lihue. The
dome over the table was a work of
art in l ink tulle a n d hibiscus
The brides bouquet was made of
orchids and lilies of the valley tied j
in large satin bows and streamers. I
T h e matron of honor lookeel j
very beautiful in whi'e lace with
gold trimmings and she carried a!
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