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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY. JUNE 8, 1915,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Kauai's Promotion Man
The person to be selected by the Chamber of Commerce and Board
of Supervisors to represent Kauai in the Hawaii Promotion Committee
at Honolulu should by all means be a man able and willing to attend
each and every weekly meeting of the Promotion Committee as well as
any special meetings that committee mav have. If he be not able to
attend all meetings, he could not possibly watch out for the interests of
Kcuai in an effective manner, and much of the value of the new sys
tem would come to naught insofar a? this island is concerned.
In other words, Kauai's appointee to the Promotion Committee
should possess the following qualifications- (a) Be a man of recognized
capabilities and standing: (b) either born here or having lived here so
long as to have an intimate acquaintance with the island and its needs;
(c) have property interests of importance on Kauai, and be personally
interested in the advancement of the island in every desirable manner;
(d) be so situated that he can be prent at all meetings of the Hawaii
Promotion Committee in Honolulu to speak for Kauai and look out
for her interests: e) be an aggressive, enthusiastic and capable work
er for the island.
"It will be hard to find such a man," vou say. Yes, it may be
hard. It is a peculiarity of life that the more desirable an orjeet -is,
the more its attainment is beset with obstacles; and the best results
are seldom achieved without a struggle.
Let us look around. Let us thir.k. We have reason to beliere
that if Kauai tries real hard she will be ab'e to find a man able to
mtasure up to all of the above re luireTr ems. He will be one in a
thousand, but theie must be such a man somewhere.
For A Modern Theater
Attention has been drawn in these columns a number of times to
the need of a modern theater in Lihue. As handsome new buildings
are erected or planned, and improvements of various kinds are made
here .ind there, the very commonness of the present theater accommo
dations becomes striking. I-.-the countv building, bank building,
Li'.uu store and perhaps other structures we have a very neat town
center. But when one comes to look around for a theater and finds
the s uat Lihue Social Hall and the make-shift Hale Hooni, as all we
can c."?r well, it seems so dreadfully out of harmony with the bal
an:e cf the situation.
Th theater is an educational institution, and as such the general
public should feel an interest in making it as pretty and comfortable
and inspiring as possible. If not so. much ot its real value is sacri
ficed. Such a building, proper! v equipped, should not be bevond the
pockets of our community, and it would be a permanent and valuable
Such a theater ss is in mind need not be over large, but should
be equipped for the uses cf anv production likely to risit the Hawaii
an Islands. The best in the theatrical line will take a chance 5n
coming here if we but have the accommodations to which they are ac-cu-tcmed.
It is worth trving for.
The Galician Prize.
PrzemysL which the Russians now call Permysl, is a town of
Austria, in Galicia, sixty miles west of Letnberg by rail, and had a
population at the list available census of 45,295. mostly Poles. It is
situated on the rive- San. which has been so frequently mentioned in
tne despatches i t. i past ten days, and is one cf the strongest fort
resses in Galicis It is 2n important church point, both the Greek
and Catholic den .minatiens having great cathedrals there, Manufac
turing of machine-V: liguers and specium or tutty, the refining of
naptha. corn-milling and lumbering are the chief industries. The
chief trade is in timber, corn, leather ar.d linen.
Frzemysi was one time the capital of a large principality. It
claims to be one of the eldest to?rr.s in Galicia, being founded in the
eight cer.turv . Casirr.ir the Great ar.d other Polish princes endowed
it with privileges similar to Cracorr, and it attained a high degree of
prosperity. In the 1 7th . century it was invaded by Tartars, Cossacks
and Swedes, destroying for a long time its prosperity.
It was the special desire of Russia to hold this point, for it is sort
of a sub.gatewav into the heart of Austria; and for the same reason
Germany and Austria strugg'ed to wrest it from the grasp of the
Russian bear. Przersysl is the choicest city of Galicia.
Picture Shows On Sunday
We are just a little hanalua on the request of William Fernandez
to the Board of Supervisors for a permit to have motion picture shows
on Sundays. As we understand it, Mr. Fernandez, in consideration of
tht permit, promises to put on pictures of a religious or educational
character, and only occasionally.
There are numerous motion picture show houses on Kauai, and
several difieient men are in the business of supplying pictorial enter
tainment, Mr. Fernandez being the most active and the best known.
For a long time he has been supplying to Kauai, audiences the best
pictures to be had, end has built up for himself the reputation of put
ting on the cleanest programs in the Territory, When he promises
pictures for Sunday evenings that will be suitable to the time and oc
casion we have every confidence that lie will come up to the mark;
and if the Sunday moving picture business on Kauai could be stopped
with the entertainments given by Mr. Fernandez, under the pio'uise
above noted, it is doubtful that anyone would have serious objection,
from a moral standpoint, to the experiment.
The question that occurs to us, however, is: Does Kauai stand in
need of moving picture entertainment on Sunday evenings? In a city
wh;re many people work on week evenings and have only Sunday
evenings off for the theaters, there may be good reasons for some
amusement of this character at the close cf the Lord's Day. But these
reasons cannot be advanced on Kauai, for there are not enough people
so situated on the entire island to fill the front row of seats in the
smallest theater we have. Nobody works on week evenings, except in
shcrt. rush seasons.
It has been our observation that it takes hard and continuous
hm tb' -g on the part of men engaged in the picture show business to
secure fudiences for week-night entertainments. F.ven at that pro
gram rv.-.rt be changed every evening, and two. shows a week in any
thejter is about the limit. Therefote. the Sunday evening show
would occur to us as being extra entertainment on an already over
There are in the country districts (such as Kauai) comparatively
few people but who mut be out and at work early Monday mornings
TM 1 1 .. 1 1 V .. " I - . 1 l .
hi ry a.rcuuv i:ar uac'dii uiu; uu;n unaay amusements, and II It IS
proposed to furtner tax their time and strength with picture shows on
Sunday evenings, it stems to us that their efficiency on the first wrk
day of the week will be considerably impaired. No one begrudges
the working man or woman J ah tne liarm.tss amusement obtainable-
Foreigners In America
At a meeting of German-Americans held in New York city Presi
dent Wilson was assured that 25,000,000 citizens of the United Statts
were favorable to the cause of Germany and Austria.
It is easy to make estimates, but it is sometimes very hard to
For instance: The total population of the United States proper
tnot including the Philippines, Porto Rico and other outlying territo
ry) in 1910 was 91,972,266. Of this number, to quote the Census Re
port, there were. 13,515.886 foreigners in the United States in April,
1910. Going further into the figures we find that there were 2,501,181
Germans, 1,174.924 Austrians, 495,600 Hungarians and 91,923 Turks,
or a total of 4,263,620.- To this may be added, perhaps, 3,068 from
Luxemburg, bringing the grand total up to 4.266,696.
The remaining 9,249,190 foreigners in the same territory at that
time were from the following countries: England, 876,455; Scotland,
261,034; Wales, 82,479; Ireland, 1.352.155; Norway, 403.S58; Sweden
665,183; Denmark, 181,621; Netherlands, 120,053; Belgium, 49.397;
France, 117.236; Switzerland, 124.834; Portugal, 57,623; Spam, 21,
977; Italy, 1.343,070; Russia. 1,602,752; Finland, 120,669; Roumania.
65,920; Bulgaria, Servia and Montengro. 21,451: Greece. 101,264;
Canada and Newfoundland, 1.201,156; Mexico. 219,802; Cuba and
West Indies, 23,169: the remainder being 170,341 Japanese and Chi
nese and mixed colored races.
The Allies actually at war with the Triple Alliance and Turkey
are represented in the Uuited States by 2,696,330 more people than
the American population from Germany, Austria, Hungary and Turkey.
(These figures do not include Japan, Servia, Australia and British and
The 25,000,000 referred, to, therefore, probably includes a fourth
of the native-born American population. It is quite easily posssible
(even probable) that that many Americans sympathized with Germany
and Austria during the progress of the war, and up to recent happen
ings; but to assume that thev do, or would ever think of sympathizing
with Germany (or any other foreign country, for the matter of that)
as against the United States is to gamble on the veriest folly.
These figures are given merely in the interest of truth, our read
ers undoubtedly preferring the official facts to haphazard guessing;
and are not presented in a spirit of criticism.
The troubles of young Frank L. Hoogs, lately teller of the Bank
of Hawaii, at Honolulu, form a matter in which more than the capital
citv is interested. A young man of excellent character, having the
confidence and esteem of everybody and so situated as to have every
thing to lose and nothing to gain by a business mis-step, engages in
what seems to have been thieving, covering a period of years. There
is something bthind all this. There is behind it a species of tempta
tion in our community which is a menace to our young manhood, and
it should be found and rooted out at all cost. Honolulu owes it to
hereself and to the entire Territory to locate this pitfall to young men,
which evidently exists in the capital city, and remove it forthwith.
The coxcLrsiox of England to permit the more or less tree ship
ment of beet seed from Germany to the United States is important to
us in these, islands. Despite the probablity of free sugar next year, the
very high prices now prevailing, and likely to continue for many
months, will have the effect of stimulating interest in beet growing
throughout those sections of the mainland adapted to this industry.
Seed has been the one great problem for sometime. With that diffi
culty removed it seems quite probable that there will follow a rush
into the business of growing beets. Of course it will be quite awhile
before the effect will be r.oticable, but that it will make a difference in
time there can be no doubt.
Complaint is made by the automobile section of the basebal
crowds at Makaweli that pedestrians so jam the space in front of their
machines that they are frequently unable to follow the plaving. There
should be no confusion or trouble about this matter. If machines are
to be kept awav from the sections reserved for the general public, cer
tainly pedestrians should not be permitted to block the view of the
auto line, and it seems to us to be a matter which the police should
regulate. grand-stand for the general public is badly needed at
Makaweli as well as at Eleele; but so long as that convenience is not
available, the authorities should see to it that everybody has as free
show as possible to follow the games. '
Honolcix is to be congratulated on securing the services of R.
W, Shingle in its municipal administration. Mr. Shingle is a man of
unusual business experience and ability qualities so much needed in
our citv and countv governments.
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd.
buys and sells
REAL ESTATE and
STOCKS and BONDS
and rents SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES '
Fort and Merchant Sts.
All the Big
If vou attend any of fie
big college eames you will find
that the ball almost invariably
used is the REACH OFHU.L
AMERICAN LEAGUE BALL.
College in won't have anvthine
but the BEST that's why they ail Ui
on the proposi-'
but mav the this; not be overdone?
As we said before, we are kanalua. or uncertain
1 '- f v jj ji
tion. and would like to have the question thoroughly discussed before
definite action is taken one wav or another. It would be interesting if
the views of the laboring classes could be obtained on it.
Spanish War Motto: "My Country, may she ever be right, but
right or wrong- my country."
College men know too tl at i..e Kcach Ball has h-en aloptr.l by the
American League for tea ycj.rft, auI U the OiTicial League Itall. 2o other
hall rin in anv I ( la cn m I'rtoo i'rvn-'ir 1 1 ic
4 Ihe Beach Trade-mark on all Sporllni Geoas Is a guarantee f quality It mparts utl
?iacuon, a orw article or your money Djck uxcrpt aa aum ana viu under i.t .
a5v Tbe KEACH OFFICIAL BASE HAt.L tniK b rtrog.
A f niztMl authority of the American League. Hitory ana pltotoi cf Vi' grid's
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