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TflE GARDKK ISLAND TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1915,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
The Overland Mails
The tyiug up of three days' mail for the entire east end of the
island at Kleele from yesterday morning until this afternoon should be
a lesson to the people of the necessity for a daily service over our star
routes. This mail left Honolulu Sunday afternoon, the bags contain
ing letters snd papers all the way back to Thursday afternoon last.
It reached Eleele bv the steamer Hyades Monday morning, and has
stuck light there for nearly two days, on account of the fact that the
mail wagon from that side does not get in until this afternoon. Such
a condition of things should not be, and the people of Kauai should
lay it vigorously before such members of the Congressional party as
may have to do with postoffice matters, to the end that we get a daily
service over the star routes, both ways, after July 1, on Kauai. It can
be done, All it requires is getti.ig the lacts before the proper author
ities; and the instance of today is a splendid one in point.
And a like instance happened this morning, although working the
other way. Lihue and some of the points on the east side of the island
have one day's mail (Monday's), while the entire Yaimea section
will have to wait until tomorrow, or twenty-four hours, for their3.
It is, indeed, a most unfortunate state of affairs; and entirely unnec
essary, too, for the postoffice department is required to serve the needs
of the public.
The Congressional Party
We are at a loss to imagine what person or persons, at Honolulu,
slipped into the tentative program for the entertainment of the Con
gressional party at this island, a sea trip around tha Napali coast.
As we understand it, the Congressmen are coming to the Islands
to see sugar plantations, to discuss conditions with the people and to
study our economic problems. Their time will be limited, and it is pro
posed to consume a large part of it steaming around Kauai and view
ing the Napali coast! .
We want the Congressmen, while here, to see the sugar planta
tions and mills and find out, first hand, from the plantation
managers, the disaster which will occur to them should "free
sugar" come to pass. We want them to look into the pineapple
situation, and, of even more vital importance, our honiesteading prob
lems. We want them to thoroughly into the matter of a break
water and harbor for the island.
A whole day might well be put in on each one of these items
alone; and there are numerous other things besides.
Kauai has a program committee composed of fifteen leading citi
zens. This committee knows what to do rnd how to do it; and we
sincerely hope that our Honolulu friends, in place of sending the party
around a rough coast, to see a range of clills, will yield to the judg
ment of the Kauai committee in the matter of the local program.
After the above was'in type the information arrived by wireless
that the stay of the Congressional party on Kauai had been extended
to two day. The Kauni committee has also since met and laid out
the program appearing elsewhere in this issue, which does not include
the Napali coast feature and is otherwise quite satisfactory. The Ka
uai committee's program was sent in full by wireless to Honolulu last
night, and plans over there will doubtless be made to conform to it.
A Paper On Permanent Roads
Press Bulletin No. 50, of the Hawaiian Engineering Association,
just to hand, proves to be a paper by J. L. Young, C. IS., M. W. S.
E., on the "Classification of materials for street and road construction
as applied to the island of Oahu."
It is an instructive and interesting document. In the paper Mr.
Young describes the various kinds of street and road pavements in use
in the Islands and on the mainland, discusses their respective merits
and supplies a table of costs of each particular kind. It is interesting
to note that the cost per yard varies all the way from $3.00 for ohia or
asphalt blocks with concrete base, down to $1.00 for ordinary maca
dam, which we have on Kauai.
The Portland cement concrete street or road costs originally, ac
cording to Mr. Young, $1.75 a yard against $1.00 for macadam; but
the upkeep of the former is only one cent per yard per annum against
five cents per yard for the plain macadam.
"The State of California is spending $1S,000,000 on public high
ways, seventy-five per cent of which will be concrete," observes Mr.
Referring particularly to Honolulu, Mr. Young savs: "To attempt
the construction of any street within the city limits without a concrete
sub-base and an impermeable top is a waste of public funds, and there
can be no excuse for a substitution, since the best types known can be
built in this manner at the lowest cost, and at the same time meet all
the sanitary and traffic requirements."
There is hardly a doubt but that the road with a concrete base is
the one for all the islands of the group eventually. It may be figured
as rather too expensive to tackle just now, but the cost of construction
will in the natural course of events be lessened and the demands of
the future will make necessary the permanent, concrete base road in
place of the patch-job macadam of the present day.
Appointing District Magistrates
The introduction in the Senate of a bill, proposing to transfer the
power and duty of appointing district magistrates from the chief jus
tice to the governor, seems to support with emphasis our contention
that the courts should be taken out of politics. It is a rotten system
that makes supreme court judgships political plums; and where such
is the case, the rottenness should not be perpetuated by giving to a
member of the supreme court the power to make of the district courts
smaller political plums.
Too manv of our public offices are already in the mire and slush
of politics. County attorneys and county sheriffs should not be elec
tive under our peculiar conditions i a these Islands, if there were any
way of having them appointed by an authority independent of politi
cal influences. That, we say, is bad enough; but to turn over the
district judgships to a political machine, which our supreme court
seems likely to become, would be infinitely worse and more of it.
Of course it may be argued that in the control of the governor
the appointment of district magistrates might still be a political propo
sition. Quite true, but at worst it would relieve the supreme court ol
the necessity of leing the political machine it now is, and would
otherwise continue to be. That's the point.
Concluding an editorial on the subject of the report of the Good
Roads Commission of the Civic Convention, and the proposed law pre
sented to the Legislature by that Commission, the Advertiser, of Hon
olulu, says: "If the Legislature enacts the law recommended, it vvill
Ko a long ways toward solving the problem cf permanent improvement
of roads in Hawaii." Should the words of our esteemed contemporary
not have been "improvement of roads on Hawaii" with the addition,
perhaps, of the words," at the expense of Kauai?" Viewed from all
angles we are unable to see that this proposed measure, s now framed,
would benefit the county of Kauai in the slightest; while there is every
reason to fear the opposite. On the face of it it is plain that the meas
ure is put forward by the friends of and for the benefit of the island
of Hawaii, and, of course, at the expense of somebody. Who, or
what, loses? Kauai and Maui, perhaps.
What has become of the Waimea wharf proposition? Four
months ago we were told that if Kauai people would take $20,000
of bonds the wharf was assured without delay. The bonds were at
once taken up. Surveyors came, completed their work and went
away some time ag6. Since then not a word has been heard about the
wharf. Let somebody either "start something" or let us know the
reason for the delay.
Prompted doubtless by the aggressive work of the late Grand
Jury, we understand that a bill is being introduced into the legislature
making Ministers ineligible for service on the grand jury. We would
suggest that they go farther ami specify that none but criminals, luna
tics and escaped jail-birds be eligible.
We surrosE we may be pardoned for noting the unusual solici
tude of the Hawaii Promotion Committee for the "other islands" in
this season of Legislative activity on appropriations for the biennial
McBryde Over Estimate
McBryde plantation had harvest
ed 299 tons more than the mana
ger estimated last Monday, the
fields cut having outturned that
much more sugar than was antici
pated. The dry weather has slow
ed up the planting, but otherwise
has been adventageous rather than
detrimental to the Kauai planta
Refund To Candidates
The Senate thinks political can
didates should not be assessed $25
nomination fee at the general
election, after they have paid $10
at the primary and received a nom
ination, and that the fee for the
final election should be only $15.
Therefore, it is expected, to pass
house bill 153 today, reimbursing
candidates who paid the extra
money at the last fall election. The
total amount to be restored to can
didates is $1825. Star-Bulletin,
Mr. Milliken Here
P. Milliken, of the firm of Mil
liken Bros., steel work constructors
and builders, of New York, made
a tour of Kauai at the week-end,
taking in the two canyons at the
west end and going around as far
as Wainiha. He was accompanied
by A. A. Moore, of Iowa, who has
been a visitor to the Islands for
nine consecutive years.
Milliken Bros., it will be re
membered, did much of the work
on the big Young Building at Honolulu.
A regular meeting of the Kauai
Chamber of Commerce will be held
at the County Building, Lihue, at
3 o'clock (Honolulu time) Thurs
day afternoon. Among the feat
ures will probably be a report of
progress by the committee on en
tertainment of the Congressional
Representative Lvman has intro
duced in the House a concurrent
resolution asking Congress to soj
amend the Organic Act that home
steaders may secure government
land not fit for agricultural pur
poses up to 3,000 acres.
George Ewaliko, of Honolulu,
has arrived here ami will be em
ployed in the office of the county
May Start Up Here
J. W. Kershner, the Honolulu
vulcanier, may establish a branch
business on Kauai, if a suitable
location can be secured. J. F. Ness
made a tour of the island last week ,
sizing up the situation for Mr.
Gamblers Are Fined
II f: ' ' ;
A bunch of gamblers arrested
last week failed to appear in Judge
Dole's court Saturday morning,
forefeiting bail in the sum .of $40.
Thh persons responsible for th rumor that II. P. Wood has
been dishonest in handling the funds of the Hawaii Promotion Com
mittee should see that they are able to prove their case before proceed
ing further. That they will be called upon to prove the charire we
feel certain, for, after all, Mr. Wood has thousands of friends in the
Islands who do not believe that he has, intentionally or otherwise,
misappropriated funds of ths Committee, and will doubtless seek to
have the matter fully cleared up.
Iv - j-k
We would doubtless feel inclined to tnke a fall out of some feat
ures of the proposed Compulsory Military Bill ourselves were it not
for the fact that a nest of impi act icable cranks at Honolulu have gotten
in ahead of us. Ordinarily when these particular individuals coincide
with our ideas, we at once become fearful that we arc wronp,; and con
fess an inclination to back-track in the present case.
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 flakiivess and digestibility.
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.
I MBY MILES THE BEST T1RETO
p f J They average 25 per cent jij f
W u more than other Tires. f:j'j
stoc carrie( at the Itjl
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To reach the Blaisdell Hotel
take any pnllifl convt'yanee at
wharf mid say "lMuisdcll Hotel" to
driver. No oxinmso to you fortlie ride.
At tlio IJlaiwlcll Hotel, center of
town, you will lind everything lifjlit,
bright and cK'sin. lOvery nook and
corner free from dust. Service prompt,
and polite. (Apply for monthly rates.
tioom with detached
biitli and showers, SI for
one person, ?l.")0 for two,
Koom with privntehath
and showers, $1.50 for
one person, f'J for two,
Every Room an Outside Room
1 For Farm use and general service
Low consumption of fuel. Low operating
cosls. Of besT: mechanical construction.
"Stand up well under their load'
Write For Details
Honolulu Iron Works Co., Ltd.
Let Us Do All Your
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Territorial Messenger Service
A recent picture of Governor Gallicnci. nf Pmlc Ti,;.. .t.rt
i f --..., 1 111,1 IMUU, nuu
is little heard of just now, was a most conspicuous figure a few months
ago when he was in supreme command of the defenses of the French
capital, and upon whom France relied to save the city from capture by
J. I. Silva, Prop.
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