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THE GARDK1T ISLAND TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1915,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Answer Of The Grand Jury
In the final repoit of the Grand Turv appearing on another page
of this issue will be found the following statement or declaration: "If
iri previous reports words have been employed that may seem to have
overstepped the conventions of polite custom, the words used have in
adequately portrayed the couaitious lound. JNo defense is made, no
That is the answer of the Grand Jury to the complaint of this
paper that it had been victimized in having palmed off on it a report
containing certain words regarded as objectionable.
"The words used have inadequately portrayed the conditions
found," is offered as an excuse. That may be true; but the English
language is abundant in nouns and adjectives, and the Grand Jury
might easily have stated practically the same things and carried what
ever point it had in mind, by the use of different words and terms.
However, it is plain that there is a difference of opinion between
the Grand Jury and this paper as to matter suitable for presentation to
the public in official documents, and last week we humbly assumed the
privilege of cutting out five paragraphs of its second report which we
regarded as not suitable for publication, and have used the blue-pencil
on a paragraph in the hnal report published in this issue, for the same
reason. This is the first time we have ever heard of grand jury reports
being"censored" by newspapers and we hasten to add that we accept
the distinction with feelings of regret and not of pride.
Turning from this phase of the subject to the general one of the
work of th; Grand Jury, we wish to say that we admire and commend
. its activities. Some of its worK may have been a trifle haphazard, but
generally speaking it was on the right track, and we feel that much
real good may come of its investigations and findings. Judicial inquiry
and criticism is healthful and necessary, and the fact that it has not
been undertaken before indicates that previous grand juries have not
fulfilled their duties completely. We hope that Kauai grand juries of
the future will take up the work where the present one leaves off, and
guided by competent legal counsel, further the efforts being made for
a cleaner and better Kauai morally, socially and in every other way.
The Kukuilono Homesteads
The German Position
Prof. Rudolf Eucken, writing in the Illustrite Zeitung, of Leipzig,
declares that in the war Germany has at heart the weal of the whole
world, and holds out a picture of lofty ideals toward which, he claims,
Germany is aiming. Coming down to the practical phases of the situ
ation, however, he says:
"The war befell us as an inevitable necessity. But we did not ac
cept this necessity with sighs and groans. As soon as it happened,
and fate became a fact, we did what we had to do and should do. We
became transformed in our very souls. We did so the more readily
because the highest imaginable stake is involved in this war. Neither
this nor that point has set us at variance with our enemies; but our
whole nation and political being had become an offense to them. There"
fore they would destroy us utterly, or abase us to the lowest degree;
and therefore we find ourselves fighting for existence as a people. As
the entire situation and the forces joined against us are both without
precedent, so also is it impossible that any sufficient assistance should
come to us as has happened in the past. We must stand quite by our
selves. We must evolve new means, collect new strength, and fortify
ourselves from within. Then shall our life be freed from the chains
of the past and be set wholly in the present. This present holds the
past and future together for us. and will safeguard the good of days
gone by while building the future on surer ground."
As neutrals, in this country, and friendly to both sides in the
present conflict, we are disposed to hope that some hitherto undisclosed
and still densely obscure good may come out of the war. To date,
however, we have heard only of death, destruction and unprecendent
ed suffering. May it be that from the wreckage and anguish a new
light, a new conception of life and new and better ideals are to arise?
Prof. Eucken seems to think so, and at length in his interesting article
points out his reasons. In the meanwhile that part of the world bless
ed with peace is most concerned in the question of when the conflict
will cease and the swords be beaten "into plow shares."
Why Women Should Vote
We have of late years heard many arguments in favor of woman
suffrage, sensible, foolish, unique and otherwise; but for down
right originality the New York World wins. Doubtless many of our
readers will appreciate the argument. The World says:
"Moreover, the political influence already exerted by a few women
makes it highly desirable that all women be enfranchised in order to
reestablish the balance. Under republican institutions power with
out responsibility is a grave evil. Women today have great power in
government, but no responsibility. Various organizations of women,
which probably do not represent 10 per cent of the sex, maintain at
times a veritable reign of terror in legislative bodies by pietending to
speak in the name of all women. In consequence half the country is
now bedevilled by some form or another of harem government which
in no respect is a true expression of public opinion. Legislators who
are no better than they ought to be are forever making ridiculous con
cessions to women agitators on the theory that official sympathy with
such moral yearnings is a shrewd method of diverting public sus
picion. The statute books are loaded down with foolish laws dictated
by a few crusading women and enacted in a spirit of 'The Ladies
God bless them!' An overwhelming majority of women have had no
voice in this legislation, and they disclaim all responsibility for its re
sults. But the statutes remain, the situation grows worse from year
to year, and nil laws fall more or less into contempt through this leg
islation bred of fanaticism and hypocrisy."
Italy And The War
Italy's game in the European war has not, from the very begin
ning, been of a character to be commended at any hand. In sneaking
out of her responsibilities to Germany and Austria at the start, she
convicted herself of being a defaulter and a coward. Not only the
United States but the civilized world reads thu name of Benedict Ar
nold with a gulp. In a less degree, undoubtedly, but in much the
same way, one thinks of a nation which, at the crucial moment, turns
tail and runs away from a solemn agreement.
Unfaithfulness of this character is offensive to Americans, and we
believe that down, deep in their hearts the Allies themselves have a
certain contenipffor Italy on account of it, and will be extremely
cautious in trusting that country, even should she join issues with
Italy's real ambition and expectation is extension of territorv as
a result of the war. She would have friends and foes alike exhaust
themselves in the mighty struggle, after which, vigorous and prepar
ed, she would step in and grab up everything desired,
WHether the game will work out is another question. At the end
of modern wars, the belligerent powers are usually left with gigantic
fighting machines, in the form of armies and si, li s; and Italy may
reckon disastrously if she expects to have a walk-over at any side.
And it would serve her jolly, well right if she came out with a
sound thrashing at the end of the final chapter.
IT Develops that the Congressional party will have only the day
light hours of one day on Kauai. We hope that someone will not try
to have them spend these few hours bumping around the Napali coast.
In the Kukuilono homestead region where there was formerly only
a wilderness of wind-swept kula, there are now homes and trees and
flowers and prosperity, in spite of a dry season.
One of the pleasant impressions of a visit there is the recognition
of much artistic sense on the part of even the most ordinary homestead
er. In almost every case he has chosen his house site as carefully as
though it were to be a palace and he a famous land-scape artist. And
then h has gone to work arduously, and intelligently, to make his
"improvements" on the high level of the standards set by Nature all
around him. These places are of course only "in the bud" assyet, but
they give promise of great beauty in the flower, and have already a
very substantial beauty of their own in "the bud". We have -been
particularly struck with one homesteader, who has planted a close-set
row of Bougainvilleas all about his estate some 200 in number. Not
one of them has tailed, and they are blossoming like the Rose of
Sharon, We bespeak a liberal success for these enterprising and es
thetic homesteaders; that's the kind we want!
The return of the daily wireless service yesterday must have
been a great satisfaction to those on Kauai who have placed them
selves in position to receive it. From now on the news, particularly
that from Europe and Asia, will doubtless be of unusual importance
and interest, and the people of Kauai will surely sooner or" later have
reason to congratulate themselves that they have the wireless service
regularly. - ,
It is true that the Legislature junkets to Molokai once every
two years cost money, but failure to make these trips might lead to
forgetfulness, forgetfulness to neglect and so on. And that is what
we don't want. Molokai's settlement is Hawaii's sacred charge, and,
however irksome and expensive it may be, we think our lawmakers
should come directly in touch with conditions there occasionally. The
visits of Legislatures haye become the greatest of events in the lives
of the patients there.
Mr. II. P. Wood has unquestionably been a hard worker for the
cause of tourist promotion, and his departure from direction' of the
executive business of the committee will be regretted. However faith
ful his work may have been in the past, it must be admitted that thr
effectiveness of the endeavors of the committee has been steadily on
the decline; and there are those who have felt (and feel) that younger
blood at the helm might result in a considerable improvement.
"The Garden Island Publishing Co., Ltd., has no bonds,
mortgages, securities nor other outstanding indebtedness of any
amount or nature" is the closing paragraph in the official semi-annual
statement required by law which is published on another page of this
issue. We refer to it, not boastingly, but feeling that it will be a
matter of interest to our friends and our friends are all of our read
ers. The statement rightly indicates that The Garden Island has
shared in Kauai's prosperity of the past year.
It would be a fine idea if the papers read before the Kauai His
torical Society recently by Judge Hofgaard, on Waimea, Mrs. Rice, on
Lihue, and Hon. W, O. Smith, on Koloa. could be printed in neat
booklet form and made available to all members and their friends.
The papers are well worth preserving together.
The Bill introduced in the Legislature providing for the appoint
ment of an expert to devise primers and readers suitable for the public
schools of Hawaii is a good measure. The primers and readers avail
able, and at present in use, were designed for cold countries and are
inapplicable to the needs of school rooms in the Tropics. The creation
of special sets of primers and readers will involve considerable expense,
but we regard the object as worth the price.
Committeeman J. I. Silva, of the Chamber of Commerce, placed
the Tinker erouns of Kauai scenerv in the leading hotels. Y. M. C. A.
and other public places at Honolulu, and sent a few to hotels at Saw
Francisco. These pictures will undoubtedly attract attention and as
We learn that three more submarines are to be brought to Ho
nolulu within the next few weeks, and hope that appliances for saving
them from the fate of the F-4 will come along at the same time.
Undoubtedly the teachers' pension bill, which promises to be
come law within a very few days, is a good thing. All depends upon
the way the law is carried out.
Aviator Bkachv fell from a height of 3,000 feet, and it was to
to be noted that the Hearst newspapers increased it to only 7,000 feet.
This goes to show that the moials of the press in the United States
are improving slowly but surely.
The widow of John B. McManus, the American citizen killed in
Mexico City, has been paid damages in the sum of 113,000 peso.
That used to be about $60,000, but in present Mexican money the
widow may find out later on that her fortune isn't worth packing home.
The decision of John Bull to cut out his rum-aud 'arf an' arf is
another immense victory for the cause of prohibition.
All commanders and all the
friends of the Salvation Army from
Koloa to Hanalei districts are
earnestly requested to help the
Self Denial Fund.
The target for us this year is
$200, so we will need all the assist
ance that may b'e forthcoming.
The headquarters for this Dis
trict are at Koloa, Kauai.
Address: Captain J. C. Feliciano,
Commanding Officei, Box D, Ko
All persons giving Public Shows
shall first obtain a License before
showing and notify the Deputy
Sheriff of the District so that a
police officer may be in attendance.
All persons giving a Public Show
without first obtaining a License
will be prosecuted according t law.
Wm. IIknry Rice.
Sheriff, County of Kauai, T. II.
Notice To Creditors
ESTATE OF GUSTAV II. W.
TJie undersigned, having on the
19th day of March, 1915, been
duly appointed Administratrix of
Gustav II. W. Hansen, Deceased,
notice is hereby given to all per
sons having claims against the
estate of said decedent to present
the same to her at Kekaha, Kauai,
within six (6) months from the
date of the first publication of this
notice, or the same will be forever
barred. Dated, Kekaha, March
Hklen E. Hansen
Mar. 30. Apr. 613-20.
Judge Dickey will get away this
afternoon for Washington. He ex
pects to return about June 4.
Party moving away will sell
good upright piano for $70.00.
Horse, buggy, harness and house
hold goods very reasonable. "R."
The Garden Island. 2-t. Advt.
Neat booklets for the vest poc
ket, containing list of all autos on
Kauai, with their numbers, on sale
at this office, 15 cents each.
For Frying-For Shortening
-For Cake Making
There is no smoke nor odor. Fried foods are free from
the taste of grease. They now are tasty and crisp. They
are made more digestible, for Crisco is all vegetable.
The same Crisco tan be used to fry fish, onions, dough
nuts, etc., merely by straining out the food particles
after each frying.
Crisco gives pastry a new flakiness and digestibility.
Crisco always is of the same freshness and consistency.
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Prism trivpa riolinpeenl- Qmnller rnst. It brines cake-
H making back to popularity. Butter hills are reduced and
cakes stay fresh and moist longer. ,
I MBY miles the best tire 11
m ilJ They average 25 per cent m f !
i more than other Tires. fp
1 lp A full stock carried at the iff I j
Fort St. Opposite Convent, Honolulu
Centrally huruU-il Kur(i;iean Plan
Rooms with Bath
S 1.50 up -Daily-$
8.00 up -Weekly-
. $25.00 up -Monthly-
Rooms without Bath
$ 1.00 up
$ 5.00 up
J. F. CHILD, Proprietor
For Farm use and general service
Low consumption of fuel. Low operating
costs. Of besl: mechanical construction.
"Stand up well under their load"
Write For Details
Honolulu Iron Works Co., Ltd.
Let Us Do All Your - 1
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
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