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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1915,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
it is unfortunate tluit the war tax law is to expire December 31. 1915. ;
lie suggests that this limitation be removed, and that the tax be kept
in force until peace is restored in Europe.
Why not abolish the war tax and restore the duty on sugar? The
people will not then be paying a double tax. They will get sugar just
as cheaply as they are getting it no.
Bonds For The Belt Road
ine proposal or ine uoaru oi supervisors 10 issue bonus in ine
sum of $100,000 for the puinose of completing that portion of the belt
road, so called, between Mana and Haena is nor a bad idea, provided
it can be carried through. Ihe argument that sugar may be so low in
future years, when the tariff is taken off entirely, that Kauai may
need the money for other purposes than roads, might lie extended
ad infinitum; but, after all, it will probably be admitted that the island
will need good roads as long as people remain here, whether sugar is
high or low.
In its present state the Hanalei road is a barriet to the develop
ment of one of the most beautiful, interesting and important parts of
the island. It is shunned by travtllci s gener-dlv. The same may be
said of the short stretch of road between Kekaha and one of Kauai's
greatest attractions the Barking Sands of Main. Something should
be done without unreasonable delay to place those sections of But
Road in first-class order.
There is a great loss in doing the work piece meal, as engineers
will attest, and a corresponding gain in pushing it all through at once,
A question has arisen in our mind, however, as to whether the
county would be able to borrow, under the law, as much as $100,000,
with which to rush the work through in a short period. The law
provides for the issuance of bonds by counties for such -purposes as
roads, etc., after such issue has be. n approved by the vo'trs as signified1
in an election and further, is approved by the President of the United
States. The bonds are to draw live per cent.
The law also provides that the bonds so issued must not exceed in
a given year one half per cent, of the assessed value of propel Iv in a
county. The 1915 assessment of Kauai propcity is $15, 336, SS5, and
one half of one per cent of that amount would be only S76.OS4.-t2. It
occurs to us that in the final summing up the loan would have to be
made for not more than amount, and that a new election would have
to be held, a:ul a new authorization obtained, for the additional
amount, if such be required, a vear or more later.
YVii hov,k that Kauai will show a united front in the effort to
strongly support the Webb Company at the theaters February 17 to
22. Tii is company is so large that it docs not expect to make money
(flit of the tour, but Kauai people owe it to themselves to see that Mr.
Webb does not lose anything. Those folk able to afford it should pur
chase tickets for all of the programs, and everybody should attend at
least once or twice. The cost will be small, but it will mean much to
the efforts we are now putting forward to induce good theatrical
companies to include Kauai in their itineraries. Under no circum
stances should the Webb Company be permitted to go away out of
pocket and feeling that the tour had not been a success. Will YOU
help out by scouring a few tickets? - Do it now.
For Frying-For Shortening
...For Cake Making
Finny TitiNns are not confined to circuses and the comic papers.
A short time ago a native died near Li hue. Relatives removed the
body to another district and buried it without a permit. The govern
ment plivsician reported the matter to the Territorial Board of Health,
and asked for instructions. The reply came to notify the parties that
if they persisted in the offense icy would be arrested. All parties interest
ed are wondering whether the Board means to dig tip the body, get a
permit and bury it again, or merely not to get in the habit of burying
people without permits.
RED CROSS ENTERTAINS
Cleveland And Free Sugar
President Wilson and leaders of the Democratic party have, in
their free sugar program, departed from the policy of the hue President
Grover Cleveland and the Democratic partv of onlv a few years ago.
Writing to the chairman of the Ways and Means Coinini. .ee, Mr.
"Under our party platform and in accordance with our declared
party purposes sugar is a legitimate and logical .at tide of revenue
"Iu taxing sugar for proper purposes and within reasonable bounds,
whatever else might be said of our action, we are in no danger of
running counter to Democratic principles. With all there is at str.ke
there must be in the treatment of this aiticle some ground upon
which we are willing to stand, wheie toleration and conciliation may
be allowed to solve the problem without demanding the entile sur
render of fixed and conscientious convictions.'
Mr. Wilson's policy is astonishingly contrary to this doctrine.
In place of the very conservative, business view taken by Mr. Cleve
land, he would deprive the government of $50,000,(1 ''ft received an
nually from the sugar tariff, and to make up the treasury deficiency
levies an iniquitous war tax upon the people Tt is not hard for
people in these Islands to recogni.e the inconsistency of the Pres
ident's position, and the pity of it is that mainlauders are not more
mindful of the same thing.
(Continued from page 1.)
The large lanai room was then
cleared loj, dancing which was
kept up with great zest, to music
bv Mr Jack Coney's band, until
the ciock struck the hour for re
ining The object of the entertainment
beiiiLr to raise funds for the relief
of sufferers from the European
the finale came, many regretted
that it had ended so soon.
Arriving at Kilohana, the guests
were met by Hon. A. S. Wilcox at
the porch and directed to the
cloak rooms. The reception was
so warm and cordial that even the
most timid could not help but fed
that the beautiful home thrown
open to the public fot the evening
was as much his ns the owners'
during his stay. Everything for
the convenience of the people was
war, Mr W II Rice. Jr , with
great skill and much good humor, J so well cared for that one had no
carried on an auction sale of ar- .cause for complaint. Besides, the
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 tan be used to fry fish, onions, dough
nuts, etc., merely bv straining out the food particles
after each frying.
Crisco gives pastrv a new fiakiness and digestibility.
Crisco always is of the same freshness and consistency.
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives richuessat smaller cost, It brings cake
makuig back to popularity. Butter bills are reduced and
cakes Slav fresh and moist longer.
tides which had been donated, crowd was
That Nawiliwili Wharf Gate
The Expenditure of something over $200 for material and time
and expense of employees to erect a gate at Nawiliwili wharf was ;-.
doubtful diversion of public funds. Traffic did not justify either the
gate or the expenditure. If the m ney spent on this gale hail bicn
added to just a little, there w'oiild have been enough to remove tl.e
that the usual stiffness often no
ticed was not in evidence, which
helped to make one feel at home
The program consisted of sing
ing by Miss Louise Day, Mrs. A.
avcre D. mils; a violin solo, by Mrs. F
among which should be mentioned
a number ot very pretty rag rugs
which were woven by the children
of the Kapaa school, under the
supervision of their principal, Mr.
CrolO. Smith, and which
leaum SOIU. , T Vntiiimv o r,.ritnlii l.v
Next came the auction of sev- j Oiuniauey Tnd last but not
eral bouquets of flowers, the spirit. I the dancing exhibition by
ed bidding for which caused much Lew ami Mr and Mrs. G. P
merriment, and proved a consider- jcox. The dances were a noveltv
able source of revenue. Over 150 to many and they were performed
yellow and pink lies, the work of I with such grace and perfection
wi'ling friends, were disposed of . that they brought forth well meric-
during the evening, -and a half I e'' applause. The performance of
dozen prettv little misses dressed i M'ss Low was the c hief feature of
in the distinctive garb of the Red ; llns PaIt f tbe program.
Cross Nurse and two Chinese At about 9 o'clock the hall was
maids wandered here and there thrown open to dancing and many
among the people seIhng..:ielicious took advantage to dance the new
candies put up in the daintiest of I Terpsichorean steps to the music
boxes, given by ladies who wished 'furnished alternately bv n n.iwnli
to help on the good work.
I JpY H1LESTKST T1REW
f ml They average 25 per cent fl
It Si more than other Tires, m is
w via A full stock carried at the ftI 8
JIIL JiL 2L
debris from the bav at the
would have been rendered
noat laiuimg, ana a it.
When the government i-
1 public service
The following is a statement of
receipts from all sources:
Sale of Tickets ..$195.00
an orchestra under the direction of
Mr. Jack Coney and the phono
graph. The appearance of Jack
Coney as Musical Director fills a
Leis i7 V)i long felt want in Lihue. Hesita-
work of this or similar character, not specifically provided for by the
Legislature (and even then, of doubtful value; it would be a mighty
fine thing to consult the public immediately concerned in, and inform
ed on, the subject before going off half wrong, as iu thii instance.
- We favor public improvements of every character, and are natural
ly not averse to Territorial money coming this way; but from a broad
er standpoint, doubt as to the wisdom and propriety of using public;
funds in this way outweighs any selfish consideration there mav be. I
Kauai needs a number of tilings at the ban-:':', of the Territorial I
government, and needs them badly. Items will be presented to the
Legislature by the representatives of the island. Tln v have been
sifted out carefully and boiled down in order thai there may be uol
waste of public money and that each dollar may be spent for a real
necessity, jei an oi tuo.se items oe approvcti. ami ine money usee j ,
accordingly, and Kauai will be perfectly satisfied to jog along without ! ,
n'.rance fee lor Automobiles
.19,65 ; I'"" Waltz, Half and Half. Lulu
72.60 ; Fado, 1 urke.wtrot, and the Fox
32.25 trot too,i l',e l''ace f the old rym
56.20 ,tll'cal dances such as the waltz,
.two-step, polka, schottische and
the old time loiiciers.
Later in the evening lemonade,
ice cream and cake, coffee and
sandwiches were served unsparing-
wharf gates and the like.
Jackson Day - And Sugar
ieir scrvu.s to m.'iKe a success ot
the entertainment led that thev
ive been amply rewarded by this
Under the above heading, the Washington Post of Jrumaiy
"TLe president of the United States will ceieLiate this day January 1
8, the centennial of the battle of New Orleans, by speaking to a great
gathering at Indianapolis. The memorable victory of Gen. Andrew i
Jackson over the British at New Orleans will be lecalied with pride
and patriotism by Americans all over this land.
"Why the President does not speak at New Orleans, instead of
1,000 niiies away from Jackson's battlefield, is not apparent, unless it j
is because the Democrats of Louisiana are Jefi'er.-oniuns. and, there- j
fore, wholly out of sympathy with the present-day Democratic party, j
"Overlooking Jackson's battlefield are the ruins of a sugar factory, i
destroyed by the tariff law enacted under the presuit administrating uizes
The ruin is as great as that caused by German shells in Belgium. The ' feel t
scene ot desolation is strikingly similar, m lact, to li;e waste Plata s oi
Belgium. There are 41 additional sugar plants which have been dis
mantled, wnonv or in part, in ine sugar cusirici oi Louisiana. i
"The reduction of the duty upon sugar, tlfective in Ma:
and the provision of law that all the duty shall I e it-moved
1916, has destroyed the business of thousands of Democrats m Lou
isiana without profiting the consumers of the United States by 1 cent.
Therefore the State of Louisiana has been lost to tne Democratic
party, and the first break has been made in the Solid South.
"Perhaps this furnishes a good and sufficient reason for the Pres
ident's attendance at Indianapolis today instead of id New Orleans.
Now, why should the duty from sugar be Rmocd on May,
1916, after it has been demonstrated bv the partial reduction of duly
that the consumer gets no benefit while the produ:cr is ruined? The
revenue from sugar is a big item, reaching some $5o,uon. i a year.
If the removal of the duty meant that the consumers would rcctive
$50,000,000 in the reduced price of sugar, the government n-.i-iit be
justified in finding other ways of raising revenue. But tl.e consumers
pay as much for sugar as ever, while the Treasury has a ,!e:i it of
The people are paying just as much for sluar, and they aie mak
ing nn the deficit in revenue by a war tax.
The Secretary of the Treasury, in his annual report, remarks
Total 471. on
This amount will be handed
over to the Red Cross Fund.
The figure is very satisfactory, ,!V ,JV a galaxy of young ladies inl
and all those who gave so freely ; ltr le special attention o.f Mrs.
j A. S Wilcox and Mrs. G. P. Wil
cox. Nothing was spared in this
department and, if anybody retired
for the night with an empty stc-
The ladies ol the Mokihana Club ! "H'ch, he himself was to blame.
The sale ot paper ilima leis and
beautiful bouquets, some of which
cine from San Francisco, accord
ing to the auctioneer, netted much
profit. The young ladies in charge
of the leis had no trouble to sell
much to the financial success of them . The bouquet were sold sit
the entertainment, tl.'t-ir sincere ; auction by Sheriff Rice and some
apprcciat'ou of the interest shown. auctioneer he was. To prove this
Fort Sr. Opposite Convent, Honolulu
Cent rally 1 . t l-airnpcan Plan
Rooms with Bath
S 1.50 up -Daily-$
S.00 up -Weekly-$25.00
J. F. CHILD, Proprietor
Rooms without Bath
S 1.00 up
$ 5.00 up
American Ingot Iron !
desire, t'uough tne medium cf
Tin-: Gakpkn Island, to convey
t. the residents ot Kauai, who
came iu such numbers from far
and near, and -who, by their un
stinted gei:cn.-s:lv contributed so
the Mokihana Club rccog-J tile price of some of the bouquets
the debt of gratitude thev!"iay be mentiousd: Lilies, $10;
Mr. an 1 .Mrs. Albert Wil-i Margueritlcs, $S; carnations, $7;
cox tor their kindness in granting j ros.es, $5.00.
! them the treedoin ot their bcauii- 1 ne sale of carpets made bv the
. . ! f,,1 1,-.,.,. 1,1 ,-1ll.-1, r, 1-..1.1 . 1.,,. n.wl . t T' . 1. .1
en, I'jH i'"' " ins in-j . .fuvs mm villain wic jtapau ncnooi
) May 1, ' ttrtainmeut, find believe that this j was also another source of revenue.
pi i ilege contributed in no small The entertainment was a big
measure to the great success of the success and the price sharge j for
the admission was none too much.
We believe there is no question about this iron giving
service equal to the old-fashioned European iron ftrm
erly used so much iu this Territory, and which, in
numerofts instances, is still i Venice after 30 years'
exposure to local severe conditions.
Corrugated Galvanized Iron sheets, 21 gauge; flat
galvanized sheets of various
culverts of various sizes.
inges and dimensions;
Please write or call for
Honolulu Iron Works Co., Ltd.
i ANOTIIl-R ACCOIWT
Kilohana, the spacious and beau
tiful home of lion, and Mrs. A,
S. Wilcox, was the scene of great
Let Us Do All Your
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Territorial Messenger Service
Knudsen With Partv
nieiriment on Saturday
and fair glv
island ie 1 with on
evening's entei t i
icing the big cone rt
u by the Mokihana
benefit of the Red
It is reported from Honolulu
that K. A. Knudsen will accom
pany t 1 e Kinau's excursionists
from the city to Nawiliwili, arriv
ing at daylight Saturday morning.
iioriall over the1 It is also stated that U. S. Sen;
other in the tor H n ding, of Ohio,
will 1 e a
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Maui Oll.ce, Elcelc. Kauai.
CIGARS & TOBACCOS
FOR WINK, lil-.i:
Tel. 7 1 W.
nit :it and when member of the party.