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1 THH GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1915,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning -
Luther Dermont Timmons
Thk proposition of Superintendent Forbes to abandon the Wai-
imea wharf and cslablisn a new, public wharf at Makaweli is entirely
j ii igmal, insular as '.vc know; and will probably b taken in various
ways. In view of the fact that negotiations for wharf property at Wai
j inca are still on, wc will reserve comment on the Forbes suggestion
1 for the present. '
As To Assessor Farley
The retention in office of J. K. Farley as tax assessor and collect
or for the islands of Katmi and Niihati, announcement of which is
authorized by Colonel C. J. McCarthy, Territorial Treasurer will be
learned of on this island with feelings of general satisfaction.
It may be quite true that there are as good men out o f public
office as in; but it would be exceedingly difficult to find a man so well
posted on values in this taxation district as Mr. Farley, to say nothing
of his unusual and really remarkable success in conducting the busi
ness of his office: In taking the broad stand of placing fitness ahead
of and above politics, Colonel McCarthy has scored big on Kauai.
The further decision of the Territorial Treasurer to leave the
matter of the personnel of his deputies to the good judgment of Mr.
Farley will also find a general "O. K.'' here. The. assessor is res
ponsible for the success or failure of Iiis administration, on which ac
count he should have the right to select his subordinates.
The Coming Excursion
Referring again to the matter of extending a welcome to Honolu
lu's Outdoor Promotion Committee excursionists on February 13. and
such courtesies ashore as may be found desirable, we wish to call at
tention to a letter from Secretary A. 1'. Taylor to the editor of Tim
Gari'EN Island, appearing elsewhere in this issue, which throws
further light on the matter of what is and is not expected and pro
bably offers a sufficient guide to our local program-makers, if any
there vet be.
This matter will form the principal subject of discussion at the
banquet and special meeting of the Chamber to be held in Waimca
Thursday evening. It is hoped that all who attend that session will
go there with an idea that may assist in the shaping of a program that
may piece out and complete the plans of our Honolulu friends for a
pleasant and profitable tour of the island.
The main thing is to see to it that our visitors have a good time
while here. This can probably bet be done by definite organization,
under the supervision of cither standing committees of the Chamber
or of special committees appointed for that purpose. There are many
things that could be done to smooth rough edges, and in the hands
of vigilant committees the pleasure of our visitors may be markedly
It has hkkn suggested that a special invitation be extended to
Judge Sanford Ii. Dole, of the United States district court, to visit
Kauai with the Trail And Mountain Clubbers, due here on the 13th.
Kauai is the old home of Judge Dole, and he has not visited here in a
long while. The suggestion is a good one, and we hope the Territory's
"Grand Old Man" may be induced to come over.
IT is important that the Webb company have a successful and
satisfactory tour of Kauai. They are bravely planning the rounds
of local theaters at their own risk. It is an excellent troupe the
strongest, probably, ever visiting this island. It simply will not do
to permit a company of the standing of the Webb aggregation to go
away with the impression that a success cannot be made of Kauai
tours; and we hope that the people with machines particularly will
"strain a point," if need he, to take in all of the plays given by them
on this island
A KEMiuKAm.K picture of the Kaiser appears on paae 7 of this
issue The photograph from which the picture is evolved was taken
only a few weeks ago. The white hair and haggard features of the
Emperor indicate in a most striking way the terrible strain of the
IKE BY THE G. E.
Some of the larger papers of the east are just now giving con
siderable editorial space to the conclusion of Mr. Bryan that total
abstinence is the surest if not the only effective attack upon the liquor
business, The method coincides with the broad, democratic view that
the individual can be made a self-respecting, thinking unit, and that
the mass will thereby become the same. In a country having a des
potic system of government, the individual becomes accustomed,
perhaps, to having the government do his thinking fur him. But
under our American system we have developed a new and (we think)
a better idea.
No one underestimates legislation which seeks to abridge or curb
the evils of the liquor traffic; and insofar as it is successful it is a good
thing. But the best thing alter all is self government of habit with"
out lawv and intelligence aroused in the individual bv education is a
surer preventative in the case of liquor, as in other things, than pro
hibitory law could ever be among enlightened and independent
The moral issue is not an effective-argument to use upon a man
who drinks. When told that he is offending good morals by drinking,
the habitual user of liquor resents the charge. It is, in fact, a peculiar
ity of the liquor habit that when a man becomes its victim he is not
conscious of moral dereliction; so that argument of that sort not only
falls to the ground but may have a tendency to drive the unfortunate
farther along and downward on his course. When shown, however,
in a kindly wav the loss in physical and social respects, the cost in
money and the liability of shortening life itself, the same man will
listen, and will think.
If prohibition (the kind of prohibition that prohibits) is ever
achieved in the Islands in its fullest and most valuable form, it will
come as a result of the education of th individual. Prohibition may
be aided by law (and that is an important consideration), but it can
not be brought about and sustained by law without that all-important
pre-requisile the opinion and will of the individual.
I'.uucate me individual to uie eviis oi intemperance, anil von so
shape the principles and character of the State, or Territory or peo
ple, in this important particular. When that is under way you arc
on the high road to "successful prohibition."
The Koloa Wharf
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1 here mav hk uiose persons wno naa never paused to ugure
the cost against the actual benefits to be derived disposed to doubt
the propriety and wisdom of deferring the Koloa wharf piojccl. At
the same time, the plain, business phases of the proposition must be
taken into account; and at this stage of the gauw when the government
finds it difficult to dispose of its improvement bonds and has also found
it necessary to raise the rate of taxation on property to meet necessary
expenses, it would seem to be the heigut of folly to divert large sum:
of money into channels of doubtful, immediate necessity. Unquest.on
ably a different arrangement in respect to landing facilities at Kolo;
will come in time; but, for the present, under all the existing circum
stances, we are inclined to the opinion that the Harbor Commission
in insisting upon improvements 10 me present lacimies and deterring
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action on tne larger ami more expensive plan, is acting witn business
foresight and wisdom.
TICKETS HERE FOR
THE IBB SEASON
The Christian Endcavorers of
II awaii are all bent upon an effort
to raise $10,000 to be known as
the Territorial C. E. Fund, before
the annual Evangelical Convention
to find a home for them in Oaui
where its work may be conducted
and to provide for the current
expenses of the department and
the expenses of its representative
when visiting the different C. E.
associations in the Islands. At
the present time the officers at the
head of this important work bear
their own expenses and, when the
president ot the .territorial Asso
ciation or some one in his behalf.
makes his round of visits to the
different Associations in the Is
lands, he is dependent for his tra
velling expenses upon the charity
of those associations that he
visits. To do away with this hap
hazard and loose manner of doing
business," the idea was started more
than two vears ago to raise the
ibove named fund.
Kauai was asked to raise $22-10.-
-10 and Lihue was assessed $357.40
of this amount. Local Endeavor
ers have raised $257.40 and there
still remains a balance of $100 to
be raised. The Lihue Christian
Endeavor Associations have ar
ranged for a hoike on Sunday for
which invitations have been issued
to friends. The collection or con
tributions lor tne lioike on
Sunday will lirsl be app.ied to
cover tins iiuleiHeuness, and the
balance, if anv, will be divided
among the local associations. '
In Lihue, as is truej throughout
the world, the Christian Endeavor-
Tickets and posters for the en
tertaininents of the George Webb
Players All Star Company were
received on Kauai Ftiday morning
and the tickets will shortly be
placed on sale at Lihue Store
Kauai Trading Company's store
in Koloa, and HofgaanV & Com
pany's, in Waimca.
liie program is published m a
display advertisement on another
page of this issue. Although con
siderable tjine is left and there
may be slight changes i n the
schedule, the program as now ar
ranged will likely be very closelv
The Webb Company is now
making a tour of Hawaii, and will
reach Kauai (at Waimea) on the
morning of the 1 7th. opening there
For Frying-For Shortening
...For Cake Making
.... 1. n. ni1nr. Fried food3 are free from
i nere is n m"iv- , . ,,,,
the taste ot grease, i ney nun .... ...... ' " 7 I
. .i:.,r.(;i,1r. fnr Cusco is all vegetable, a
are maue hum e-v.ic..' - - ....
The same Crico can be used to fry fish, onions, dough
nuts, etc., merely by straining out the food particles
after each frying.
fPi1.ii.ess and ditrcslibilitv.
Crisco always is of the same freshness and consistency.
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives richnessat smaller cost, It brings cake
making back to popularity. Butter bills are reduced and
cakes stay fresh and moist longer.
Tennis In Lihue
The Lihue Tennis Club will start
a consolation tournament next,
probably beginning this afternoon,
to include all players who tailed in
the first round of the recent tourna
ment, Immediately followingthis series,
a ladies' Single tournament will ba
I Fby miles the best ie1
p H They average 25 per cent ifc m
If 5i more th n other Tires. fj
MA full stock carried t the ml JO
ers have become a real live factor
in church work. In the absence
of the pastor, the visiting commit
tee of the Liliue Associations visit
the different homes. Its useful
ness and effectiveness is especially
appreciated now as the Lihue Ha
waiian Church has n o pastor.
The same Committee, on its visits,
speak for the Sunday School.
We uxdestand that the idea of a banquet session of the Kauai
Chamber of Commerce in Waimea next Thursday evening was ad
vanced by members from that side of the island. It is a good scheme,
and we kokua it heartily. The Waimea side of the island knows how
to do things of this sort, and it is a certainty that the affair will be a
signal success Members from the Lihue side an 1 around to Hana
lei should emphasize their endorsement bv attending the function in
The advance in the price of sugar at this time will be of im- J
mense, temporary benefit to the Islands, inasmuch as the winter out-j
put is now being marketed. Coming at a time when the Cuban crop is
making itself felt in the market, the advance probably emphasizes the!
probability of very high prices throughout the year.
The Territorial administration has two exceptionally capable
and active officials in Treasurer Chas. J, McCarthy and Superinten
dent Chas. K, Forbes. They are both making good unusually good;
and as a matter of public policy they should receive unanimous en-,
dorsement at the hands of the Senate !
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Territorial Messenger Service
Philadelphia l'ArEKS denounce Billv Sunday's "loud methods'
... 'im,:.. i.. t:m.. o ,
as a iucnaiiec iu luigiuii. jiii.t ... mc iJiu. ninni;iv WUOIll
people in Honolulu wanted to bring to the Islands ;.t
Harry Do you read all the wot news?
Bess Everv line of it.
Harry And can you pronounce the awful names of those places?
Bess Dear me, no.. Whenever anv other town than London or
Berlin or Paris is mentioned I just skip rieht over the name.
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