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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JANUVHV .M, 1915
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
! ' Thk DKCisioN of Governor Pinkliam to take his '.i
ing the Waipouli-Nawiliwili railroad nutter is dis.i
i way; but the proposition is a large one and nunicron'
are involved. From renorts received we a e inclined
Governor is not unfriendly to tne hnprovenent, rif-'r.ii
to hope that all niav end well. Kauai is much com.e"
cess of her homesteaders at Wnipouli and neighborly
ni7.es fully the fact that their success depends upon a
and shipping facilities.
Entertainment For Kauai
Once in a while a show troupe on the Kauai route complains o
light business. There are many of these troupes so many, in facti
that it is hard to conjecture, sometimes, where they nil come from.
Not a week goes by but there ;rre from one to a half dozen operating
at as many places on this tiny island. Many of them are Japanese
fully half, piobably; the rest being of mixed nationalities, and cater
ing to any business that may be found. They range all the way from
single rovers, with tricks or other specialties, up to pretty fair sized
combinations, with flaming posters, handbills and advance agents.
They come and go, and no one seems to know whither nor why, nor
We have a committee of advisory censors on motion pictures
why not an advisory committee on public entertainments of other
kinds coining to the island, or which might do so? Surely there should
be some sort of system to the business. There is none now, and it
seems to us that both the travelling show combinations (the intentions
and merits of whom are not Muestioned ) and the public would be the
belter tor some capable and definite directing hand or committee.
Kauai wants -needs and should have theatrical entertainment of
some sort. Hut when it conies to the question of iu.t what character of
entertainment is required most, and what class of "'show" would suc
ceed best, a snag is struck. We have a mixed popftlai ion a popula
tion witn varying ideas in matters of this soit; a population of numer
ous languages, only a small proportion of which is able to grasp stage
English, either in song or story, with sufficient ease to enable it, as a
whole, to i'o'.Iow the average operatic effort or dramatic interpretation
with anything like an appreciative knowledge. For instance, anything
akin ti'onera would likely llv above the heads of 75 per cent of the
average Kauai audience; while stan lard drama, or melo-drama of a
hie.1i class, would probablv not reach ten oer cent of audiences fre
quenting the Kauai theaters.
It seems to us that the matter is of sufficient importance to com
mand the attention of a publicly appointed committee, or commis
si" n. to regulate and direct. Of course such a commission would have
no authority or power over travelling combinations, and such would
nmlviblv continue to "blow in" and out as now. but the larger and
tnor" important theatrical companies those which stand to lose
heavily should failure be met with would gladly listen to a commis
sion of the sort in mind and accept its advice, and. mavbe, direction.
If asked our opinion as to what classes of entettaintnent (other
than motion pictures, oi course) would strike mixed Kauai audiences
most favorably at this time, we would answer that there f.re two dis
tinct tines that would go well and make money. The first in mind is
an affair with lots of. singing and coniedj none of which shculd be
up in the clouds, and most of which should trail not more than six
feet above the ground. liy that we do not mean anything bordering
on the vulgar. On the other hand, anything like vulgarity would
lead anv company at once into the breakers, with a Kauai audience.
What we do mean is something clean, clear-cut and easily understood.
A second show scheme that would strike Kauai well and make big
money is the circus. It must be remembered, however, that the word
"eircus" is nowadays made to fit a large variety of travelling combi
nationsranging all the way down from the three-ring affairs, with
animals from all parts of the world, to the man-and monkey, or the
Japanese acrobat A circus with horses and first class acrobatic work,
together with a run of side features would ilo well . Its money earn
ing power would be augmented greatly by the addition of wild animals
ai d piobably increased in proportion to the number of such animals
introduced. All old-timers will remember Wirth's Circus, which ap
peared in Lihue and Waimea some years ago. and in ten eyenings
cleared S3. 000. A show of the same sort would do even better now,
for the reasons that the population has increased and, most of all,
methods of travel are simpler and eiisrcr .
A publicly appointed and endorsed committee to select, bring over
and pi. iv combinations of the kinds above suggested, during the year,
would be a good thing, and we would like very much to see the plan
thon uglily tried out.
We carnot take care of every show troupe that conies along in
such wav as to eliminate their complaint of slack business, once in
awhile; but a system of the kind proposed would have the effect of
ncouraging good companies to visit us.
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isj in a
An oversight, perhaps, but the arrangement of the Honolulu
carnival committee whereby the hibiscus show is set down for a I ri
dav shuts out completely anv thotigl t of exhibits fiom li. uri. for the
reason that the blooms would 1iave to be sent to the citv n a Tues
day and could not be kept fresh and in proper condition i"--r cdnbition
mirnoses for such a Ions? period. We do not know that anv consider
able local piithnsiasni exists in t'ie subicct: but if it dot -'., pl.i'is would j
be blocked by the arrangement referred to.
Spain hksitatks to participate in the naval par.v
Panama canal on account of the fact that Admiral Dev.
conspicuous rank at the head of the procession. The 1
Spain with Dewev was not a pleasant one for the fomu
objection is easily understood and might just as well ! e
'. have a
Thk ri-port from Makaweli that that town niav
ball team of :ts own in this year's series need cause-
than the further statemcn' that Jf e Fassot h will pio!
Makaweli will likely have a team in the field, and, U
several good players, it will be a first-class comhiual i..;
will in all human probability be ' holding curves' at the
For Frying-For Shortening
.-For Cake Making
There is no smoke nor odor. Fried foods are free from
the taste of grease. They now are tasty and crisp. They
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 pastry a new flakiness and digestibility.
Crisco always is of the same freshness and consistency.
Jt's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives richnessat smaller cost, It brings cake
making back to popularity. Hotter bills are reduced and
cakes stay fresh and moist longer.
PAkTtcri.AK ATT K XT ion is Talied to the war picl--this
paper. One of them is a photograph of a battle ;is :
place a few weeks ago in the air above Arras, near 1'; i
Another is of German sharpshooters behind one of th. i;
splinter-proof sheds. A thitd interesting picture is an '
bv the French in a German trench to locate mines. T;
seivice of Tin? Gardi-n Island is unequalled in the. '
well worth following closely from week to week. V,':;
day or two only in the office where tlu mats are t-n,'
come direct from Euiope to Inline.
Dormitory for High School
The sooner the people of Kauai come to a realization of the fact
that adequate dormitory arrangements are vitally essential to the
success of the High And Grammar S hool, the better for the school,
the better for Lihue and the better for Kauai. We dislike very much
to keep harping, as it wer., on this subject; but it seems neces
sary to remind the Kauai public again that unless dormitory aocom
mo-lations are provided prior to tile opening ot the next scnool year,
the Kauai High And Graninier School will become purely and simply
a Lihue institution. .
There are three ways by which the dormitory might be secured
The first, and most logical and fairest, way is for capitalists of Lihue
to get together and provide the desired accomodations. It is a con-
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cessim ami an nouor mat me bcuooi suoiihi oe locaieci neie. n anus
to the desirableness of residence in this town and automatically in
creases the value or property here, i'c r those reasons, it tor none
other, the financially strong men of. Lihue should come to the assis
tance of the school in this small but vital matter.
Failing in this, the county should take it up. The school is and
must continue to be a county affair a school for the benefit of the
whole county; and in event of the failure of Lihue t render it the
support which we have always regarded as reasonable, the county
should protect itself by providing the dormitory and seeing to it that
the advantages of the high school are placed within the reach of all
eligible children of the island.
Failing in both of these, and as a final resort, the Legislature
should be appealed to. We would hate to feel that such a course had
become necessary: but if Lihue turns down the proposition and the
county supervisors find themselves unable to act, that may come as
a last, desperate recourse.
This matter should have had intelligent attention months ago, but
has been permitted to drag along until now there is no time to lose.
The school has already suffered greatlv on account of it, and we beg
now to throw out the warning that unless dormitory accommodations
are provided within the next few mouths, when the school re-opens in
September it will not contain a single pupil fromi any town other than
Lihue, and will have none in sight.
A wirkm:ss received yesterday afternoon nni;
Players All Star Company had made arrangements
and would appear at various theaters here between Ih.
of February. This company is probably the- stronger.
Attempting the Kauai route, and it is to be hoped that
endeavor to tn ike their venture both pleasant and w-
LATE flora iCARPET
WELL KNOWN HEHEi AI KAPAA 0GH00L
Oiat Omsted, whose death at
Honolulu was reported in the
Wireless Daily on Saturday, was
well known on Kauai, having re
The Kapaa r
good w ork in t iv
old rurai art of rag :
Having instntit-1 ;
iv .' i;a :: a base- 9
ii til; al:.1 111 I
; ll,- loss of ' V " ,LI, """" j , -A
to. I ilSSOth f HI I n.WI IMIl" ",
f ' M WilLfcb lttfc. BUM UM Yfc i
rr -d that the m f-gff 0 life .-I
' - Kauai, & ; II Tnev average Ij percent II f
i '.Ii . :m. '. 22nd. W? Sf II 1 1 T" Iff-
: d best ever m Mil more tli ii other 1 ires. If.; J
pu i.e wai, 1 A full stock carried tthe mjl I
i.-. doing a
rovei v of the
-uit .blc loom
sided here a number of years and j f simple design V
been connected with various pri
vate and govenmeutal responsibili
ties. He came to Kauai first as man
ager for Ilackfeld & Company of
the Kekaha Store.
In 1905 he was elected countv
cieru. and noon me resignai ou ui i ,
his brother six months later, was j remnants left
appointed auditor cf the countv, ai which, in the o
position he held satisfactorily for
about three years.
In 1907 and 1903 he was lessee
of and ran the Fail view Hotel, in
Lihue, and at the same time was
editor of Thk Gakdkx Island.
He left Kauai in January, 1909,
and was lately connected with the
house of Theo. II. Davics & Co.,
in a clerical capacity. A daughter,
Miss Margaret Omsted, is with the
H a w a i i Promotion Committee.
rags and remnants
community a n i (
from the stores
them into useful an:
artistic floor rug. .
In the course of
the benefit of the Ki
tv, the Lihue ladier
ui t h e
mux or less
. a .
Will Go To Japan
James D. Cook, the well known
sanitary inspector at Kekaha, andj
wife will leave about March 10 for)
Japan where the latter will obtain ;
treatment at- mineral springs for,
her health. Mrs. Cook has been
ill for quite awhile, and her case '
does not seem to respond to treat-;
merit by local physicians.
fire had not one of
gested having the
the Kapaa loom i:i
Learning from M
Smith, principal oi the
that this was entirely
ladies met on Sultu
some 20 of them, to
rags for the loom,
that they will mak
which will be sold
Red Cross benefit b
;:' sewing for
1 Cross Socie-
h::d a lot of
.; i otirse of
,' 't'c :,to the
' l.l-'iies SUg
mail . up by
A;. Cvril O.
a; a a school
eas.;. If, the
t is expected
.S or 10 rugs
Foit St. Opposite Convent, Honolulu
Centrally Locutoil Fairopean Plan
Rooms with Bath Rooms without Bath
S 1.50 up -Daily- $ 1.00 up
$ 8.00 up -Weekly- $ 5.00 up
S25.00 up -Monthly- $20.00 up
J. F. CHILD, Proprietor "
Forbes To fevvsti ate
arrive at Wairnca v.i;:
pose of looking owr V
Koloa wharf projects,
over the line of the ; ; ,
Waipouli-Nawiliw ili .
, ho will
o: I new
The Bank of Hawaii,
Honolulu. Territory of Hawaii
STATF.MFXT OF CONDITION
at close of business December ,U, 191
The New Dome
Black Kid. Dull Calf , and Rus
sia Calf. On a new medium
round, easy fitting last. Snap
py enough for the young men
and at the same time quiet
enough in style for the older
Manufacturer's Shoe Store
( K i r-
LIAlUI.iT; . S
Ai.Tuornii the excursionists coming to Kauai February 13-14 an
nounce in advance that they will 'take cue" of themselves, so to;
speak, in the very nature of thi-igs the good people of the Garden j
Island must, in a considerable measure, essay the role of host.i
However confident they may be, our visitors will not be able to see all j
that there is to be seen nor find the fullest enjoyment to be had with- j
out friendly, guiding hands at this end; and Kauai people should res-i
pond to the occasion, anyway, whether "invited" so to do or not.!
We must see to it that our visitors reach all points of principal inter
est and that their tour is shorn of all hardship possible.
I.uans, I'i.-i'i units aiu
liiiiik I'rrlnisfS Honolulu .
i'.ank I'll lui-'v. I.iliii. l'lui!
Customers' l.ial'iliti.-- mi
ller 1.1-lli r- oi i'ii lit
Mli.r Asset- .
Cash and due ii t IJank
I Capital, lVid up
7 1'' I'.' Surplus
!M7,U-S.".II t'lliliviiieij Plolil-.
lt's.iV'il.-ls Pension l-'itul ...
. iL'.noo.oo . Letters ( leiiit !
, I or..
lii'sci'Ve.l lor int.
1 ivilellis I n. all
It is kki'ORTKH that there has been a serious outbreak of un
friendliness between the numerous wives of Mohammed V, Sultan of
Turkey. May it not then be that the Sultan plunged into the war to
escape a part of a worse storm ai home?
Territory i f Hawaii )
City and County of Honolulu f
I, K. II. 1A"M()X Ca-hier, !.
tlie above is true lu the U-.-t ot 11. V
r..iiii.in. 'l ii 1 1 I found roireet:
11. II. U AI.kl'.i:, Auditor
.1. A. M.-C AMH.I.-s )
'. C. ATlllinitN Hire.-tor-
i:. a. coi ki; I
Sut i-critM-l and
in;: lir-t duly s'm.iii.
know letl'i' and l.eli. f.
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Let Us Do Your
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Territorial Messenger Service
Worn !) In fnri' nie tliis .'n l
J. I. Silva, Prop.
ONI of the LKADING IIOUSKS for all kinds of DRY
GOODS, HOOTS & SHOKS, MKN'S
CIGARS ec TOHACCOS and NOTIONS of
FOR WINE, IJI'FR and OTHI5R LIQUORS, Ring Up 73 V.
Main Office, Eleele, Kauai. Tel. 7 1 W.
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