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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, JULY 13, 1915,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
THE GREAT FAIR
By J. M. Lydgate
Germany And America
The historian will view anv break which inav occur at this time
between the United States, and Germany as a most unfortunate blunder
on the ;.'art of the latter; for it is as plain rs day that Germany has all
to lose and itlisoluti.lv nothing to gain bv the wrecking of her friendly
rtlatio .3 with America. It seems incredilile that the thinking men of
Germ.-. ;y have not seen this, or, if they have realized it, that they
have rot been atoused to such activities as would hae prevented the
preset. t uncalled-tor controversy with the United Stales.
A thousand incidents have gone to show that the American peo
ple do not want trouble with any of the warring nations of Europe;
but th y demand of all of them their righ's as neutrals, reasonable
respec; from all ot them, and most of all ihat their property be not
destto ed and the lives of their fellow citizens be not sacrificed. In
these c intentions the United States ha, the concurrence and sympathy
cenis a pity that some such tribunal as The Hague cannot be
! to A calm survev of the points at issue by an impartial
t that sort would doubtless result in an understanding satisfac
both countries, but so much of the civilized world is directly
:ed in the issues of the present, mighty struggle- as to render
such ;. review an impost)!! dity . and the future must be determined by
the re dt3 of diplomatic negotiation.
Japan And The War
Tiiree remarkable items have filtered from mere or less official
source-, into and through the newspapers of the United States in the
past fo;:r weeks, all having a most iir.poi taut bearing upon the ques
tion ol Japan's participation in the lir.iope-an war. First came a
statcim :it. with ofbeial carina! ks, contradicting a report published a
nunibe of mouths ago that Japan was prevented from sending an
aimv to Europe by a protest nir.de by the United States to Engl.'r.d.
Official Washington did not denv the report at the time it was being
published broadcast why should recognized administration organs
seek to discredit it (as they arc doing) at this late day ?
Th : second item was to the cil.-ct that the great steamer Minne
sota wo ild take a ship-load of steel rails to Vladivostok to be used
for double-tracking the Siberian railway o r making an impor
tant st. rt on that work. Why is the Siberian railway to be double
tracked at this time ?
The third item is that a new pact is being negotiated between
Russia and Japan.
Pu'.ting these three circumstances together, does it not look like
a case of preparation for the sending of Japanese armies to Europe?
Sic.nor Makconi, the inventor and genius of wireless tele1
graphy, has been nominated a lieutenant in the Italian army, and wil
presumably soon be at the front, perhaps to become the victim of an
Austrian bullet. And what may that mean to the world ? Marconi
is still young, and his life in the natural course of events would be full
of possibilities. His genius has saved thousands of lives at sea, and
has brought inestimable oenelit to the world; and yet he is to become
merely a target for pot-shooting in the Austrian hilis. It is a pity
that something cannot be done to save world-valuable men from such
fates. Many have already been sacrificed; mankind cannot stand
much more of it without suffering irreparably.
QtiiTiC a i i'.W employers of labor on Kauai have probably not
studied carefully the following section of the new Workmen's Com
pensation Act: "If an employer fails to comply with the provisions
of Section 46 he shall be liable to a penalty for every day during which
such failure continues, of one dollar ($1.00) for every employee,"
etc. And, "Furthermore, if any employer shall be in default under
Section 46 for a period of thirty days, he may be enjoined from carry
ing on his business while such default continues." Neglect to comply
with the law may therefore prove a very serious matter.
Wk i.kakn from Honolulu that the new scheme of picture shows
Sunday evenings is not working out satisfactorily to either the promot
ers or the public. If .Sunday evening sho.vs o iunot succeed in the
capital city surely they cannot be in ule a success on Kauai. Let us
wait awhile and see how the tiling works on S'line of the other islands.
The aiLiin ent that Sunday evening picture shows are needed on Ka
uai has never appealed to us, and we are coaling to don1)! that even
the would-be promocrs can hope to make any money out of the business.
Wk Emmjksk the suggestion of Archhect C.!'.. Kipley that Lihuc's
fine, new theater be situated in the center and back of the new busi
ness block which it is purposed to erect on the site of the present Hale
Ilooni and the plantation stables. An arrangement of that sort will
make possible a more pretentious entrance and will afford a wide, deep
lobby, which will be found quite desirable, particularly on damp evenings.
'K l'.Mi. To enthuse on the subject of more forts and more guns
tor Ualiu. Where attacks must nine from the sea. the submarine wil
be the defensive agencv of the future that will count for most. If th e
nioney to be spent on land fortifications and guns were put into sub
marines to be located at Honolulu, fleets of worships would give these
Islands a very wide beitn.
Tup. COMMITTKKS appointt d on the Civic Convention to be held
in Lihue September 25 and 26 aie entering upon their duties with en
thusiasm It is a satisfaction to know that lliev are starting curly , for
it means that the fine points will all bo thoroughly worked, out and the
convention will be an affair long to be remembered by all who attend
it. Kauai promises to set a new pace in this convention.
Some of you have seen the fair,
many more trill, some will not. I
trust my random observations may
I: of interest to whichever of these
classes you happen to belong.
To begin with this fair differs
from every other great world's fair
in two particulars nt least. It is!
not a world's fair in the large sence
for the reason that Europe is prac
tically out of it. It is not a world's
fair also, in the sence that it does!
not attempt to set forth the aggre-1
gate total advance of civilization,
but only the advance during the
last 10 years, The challenge which
it seeks to answer is what has the
world done in the last decade since
the St. Louis fair?
If because of these limitations
and handicaps, it falls short of ex
pectations in certain directions, it
more than makes up in certain
others, and the aggregate impres
sion, I am sure, cannot be disap
pointing to any reasonable person.
It does not take long for even
the caual visitor to grasp the fact
that the real reason for the fair is
aicerlUins: From the smallest
peanut stand, or 10 cent show on
the zone, to the federal exhibit in
the education building, that is the
motive, advertising. Mostly it is
courteous; sometimes it is passive
and unobtrusive, but always that is
there. Often there is a lady with
an order book and pencil to take
your order on the spot, for a soup,
r a salad dressing, an ice plant or
an automobile. More frequently it
is long distance advertising, to
convince the great paying public
of the superior qualities of a type
writer, an automobile, a piano or
an insurance co., so that when the
need or a craze, for these things
sliikes him, some time in the
future, one make, and one only,
will occur to him. Now this,
though no longer disinterested, is
none-the-Iess interesting, because,
after all. most of the conquests of
science and art are along the line
of things that somebody wants and
are therefore to be sold.
Now, in this mad scramble ofj
advet Using, this frantic appeal to
the public attention, the things
that move have the advantage.
.Tor example, every automobile nil
derthe sun in all its parts and with j
all its advantages was there, and
the interested experts looked at
them, but the gieat public hung
with, bated orcath on the Ford exhi
bit, which showed before your eyes
h o vv machines were made, or
rather put together from the rude
primal parts, travelling along on a
moving corner through the various
stages, until the finished machine,
gasolene ami all, ran out of the
building under its own power.
Every afternoon that demonstra
tion held a crowd and in another
place a model Ford factory empha
sized the marvellous output, one
machine every .38 seconds, by a
miniature machine emerging from
the shop door on the dot every 3.S
seconds, and running away down
(Continued in next issue.)
In line with an editorial appear
ing in The Garui-x Island on
the same subject, the I lilo Tribune
Worthy as the motives may be
of those who sign and circulate!
peace petitions praying President
Wilson to preserve the peace of
this nation and to keep it from be
coming involved with any of the
waning European nations, the act
of doing so presupposes that this
is what the President will not do.
As analysis will show, everv
petition sent to Washington carries
with it an interrogation as to the
ability and judgment of President
Wilson to deal with whatever prob
lem the nation faces as a result of
the war in Europe. For every
peace petition, whatever the mo
tive of it's authors, is nothing other
than written evidence of appre
hension af war, or of the judgment
of the President.
During the President's adminis
tration there has not been one in
cident to warrant this apprehension.
On occasions when a man of the
jingo type would have acted so as
to benefit himself politically, he
has met every situation with such
fearlessness and fairness that it en
titles him to the praise and confi
dence of the nation, rather than to
be the recipient of a stream of
peace petitions indicating fear that
the United States will be rushed
But the signers and fornicators
of peace petitions at this critical
period of the nation's history do
even more than show their fear of
war. Thev assume an amazing,
superior knowledge over the Pre
sident and Congress. Unaware of
the secret diplomatic dealings of
this country with other nations, or
the threats and menace of these
nations to the welfare of the Unit
ed States, the petitioners gratui
tously, however unthinkingly, ad
vise the administration what i t
This too, mind you, without ref
erence to specific incidents or na
tions, and without even saying
clauses in the petitions excepting
cases inpuguing the honor and in
tegrity of this nation, the peace
petitioners append their names to
a preamble that can bear but little
weight with the administration;
bring forth no bountiful harvest or
olive branches; or beget other that
confusion in the minds of those
authorized and able to meet every
condition which may arise.
The majority of the people of
the United States want peace; but
they do r.ot want dishonorable
peace; or peace that will bring a
longer and more disastrous war a
decade or a generation fioni now;
or peace that the price for width
we pay will mean subserviency to
another nation or a pre up of na
tions. With such the major att'.ti dc cf
the people of this nation, tes timo
nials of support, of commendation
and ot belief in the bidgment and
ability of the President are far
more warranted and worthy, es
pecially in view of the past acts
and policies of the President since
the beginning o f the Kuropean
war, than are prayers for peace
And such documents of confidence
and of support would be much
more welcomed and much more
considered bv leaders of the admi
nistration; and far more fruitful of
good results. Enthermore, 't !i c
signers of such documents would
show more patrotism and far bet
ter taste than do the peace peti
Thk ciiancr to get practically any number of pheasant and quail
for stocking the ranges o Kauai should not be passed over lightly.
Importations of pheasants in the past have been very small and ot little
consequence, i.ei s go into the thing by wholesale for awhile. It
well worth the sma'l cost.
Mr. Lvpgatk complains of insolence at the pineapple section in
the Hawaii building at San Fi ancisco-.--We have heard other complaints
of a like nature, having to do with the Hawaii building, and feel that
it might not be a bad idea for the Promotion Committee to throw a
search-light over in that direction.
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Honolulu , Territory of Hawaii.
STATEMENT OF CONDITION AT CLOSE OF BUSI N ESS.JU N E 30 1 913
Loans, Discounts and Overdraft- ?', ;, 7'.i."..2
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ban-, I'lvnii'-es Honolulu J 7u, ( 1 1 .;,
Hank Prenu-es, Lihue llraneli P',noil,oO
Customers l.iiibilii ii -h under l-ett' r of Cniiil ltL'.1 1 17..r.'!
I iilu r As-vH. 4.1 1..",7
'a.-li and I Mie from !:,nk- 2,--":!JS2".t 7
A NKvv WAV to get rid of criminals: (live them an elevated win-!
dow to jump out of. It might be a jood idea to try that on Harry j
Thaw, were it not for (be fact that he would probably have too much
sense to jump. j
II )-( ii.ti.i' MH,HT jii'-l as well can" any enthusiasm that may be!
felt on the subject ot Stat' l'.i;d so long as an honest and competent'
man can be beaten for a seat in a charier convention bv - Kupihen! j
M.M'i is also ge tting up a petition asking Uncle Sam to be "peace- ,
fill". As time goes on Maui seems to miss more and more the wise
counsel and direct inn hand of the Lie II. P. Baldwin. I
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For Beit Re-ulii Use lfono!uta Star Oil
An oil stove brings the convmirnrc of gas to
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coal or wood strive docs. It is clean, convenient,
cr:y.m;c:.!. Xo odor. 1 Vcs no ' taint the food.
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