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THE GADEN ISLAND. TEUSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1915.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
THE LATE JUDGE HARDY.
In the death of Judge Jacob Hardy, which occurred nt Hotel Li
hue early Sunday morning, August 8, Kauai loses one of her oldest
and in ;t highly respected citizens. Since his retirement from the
bench about three years ago, he had, on account of feebleness and in
creasing deafness, led a somewhat secluded' life; but for a man of his
years1 he took a remarkably keen interest in the happenings of the
day and the progress of the country which had been his for mere than
half a century.
Judge Hardy came into prominence far back in the reign of the
Katnehninehas, and held office under kings, the Queen, the Provisonal
Government, the Republic of Hawaii and, finallv, the Territory of
Hawaii. His legal ability, his wisdom and his honesty won for him
the confidence of all governments and the esteem of all men; and the
evening of his life closed into the vast forever at the conclusion of a
record which will stand as a permanent monument to Ins good
J u lge Hardy succeeded Judgte I5ond on the Kauai circuit bench
in 1S5.S. At that time he lived nt Maluiualu, in a thatched house which
he h;ul purchased. The fruit trees at Malumalu were planted by
him an ! his family, and several of his children were born there. In
1 SM 1v-resigned from the bench, sold his Malumalu property and
moved to California, being succeeded in the court by the late Judge H.
A. l l.inann: Judge ideiuann serf ed .two years and was succeed
ed bv I ldge Mcliryde, and in 1877 Judge Hardy returned from Cali
forni.i and resumed his old place on the bench, succeeding Judge Mc
Hrvde. 1 his position lie held with distinguished ability and honor
and credit until 1912, when, on account of age and approaching deaf
ncss, lie resigned, being succeeded by the present Judge L. A. Dickey,
lie had thus served forty-three years on the bench eight in the first
period and thirty-five in the second.
Oahu fully understand the Civic Convention and its importance, and j
tliey win ie prepared to realize their full quota of benefit from the
sessions to be held in Lihue.
The Civic Convention at Lihue will not be made up of faddists
nor dreamers nor essentially pleasure-seekers. It will be composed of
ttie most successful plantation managers, bankers, merchants, manu
facturers, officials and professional men that we have in the group
gathered hero both to instruct and to learn. It should r.ot be thought
of for a second as a tax or a burden, for it is not that. We are hiehlv
Honored that tne convention should come here, and Kauai will r
turally derive the lion's share of benefit from its deliberations.
e again urge a determination nil along the line to make the
Civic Convention the complete success it should be.
Let our big men ' take their proper places at the front in the
work of preparing for it, and in shaping the crown of success which
must come to it.
Ihe Uvic Convention will be no small boys' affair. It will call
for the best that is in our profoundest thinkers and our most expe
Conference Of The Americas.
The Great Civic Convention.
Hawaii, Maui and Oahu have taken hold of the Civic Convention
problem with an enthusiasm that should be highly gratifying to Kau
ru. I iiev nave not put oil the work of preparation to the last days,
but a. ready, a montli and a halt ahead, have' their committees dili
gently at work and in some instances are actually taking bookings
(and periiaps checking baggage; tor Lihue.
The inland of Hawaii already has a line on a large delegation, and
Maui is probably equally well advanced in her plans. It is doubtful
that any convention hitherto held in a country district has enlisted
from the start so much interest at Honolulu as has this one; and we
hud ad of the civic organizations busily engaged upon their plans for
It ,s now certain, trom leports in hand, that Kauai will have
within -er gates September 26 and 27 the largest, most influential and
interesting body of Territorial citizens that we have ever had the priv
ilege and honor of entertaining. In return for their courtesy in ac
i-epiui); u in invuaiiun m come, u is up to i.auai to see tnat tney are
giv-'n not an ordinary "time," but the "time" of their lives.. The
program must be an every-minute-prograin one that will fairly hum
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nun nii.eit.-fu; iiuu u jiiogram mat snouiu e carried out with tne pre
eision of clock-work.
Up- 1. 1 1! T. . ...
w e nave icasuii 10 ueueve mat me Kauai committees are reason
ably alive to the situation; and we most earnestly urge that citizens
generally get behind the committees and supoort them in every pos
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nunc way. i mwiii.ii iiuu a nun win guue uv quicKiy, so that every
dav trom now on will count.
Sameness And Beauty
Lihue citizens taking in the exposition at San Francisco should
visit Oakland. Alameda, Berkeley, Richmond, Piedmont and other
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Miuuriin 01 me uav city and take caretul note ot the schemes of the
people there for beautifying the sides of their streets. The streets
proper are no better than ours on the loop from the mill via Nawiliwi
li and back again; but when it comes to the sidewalks mercy! Over
there, in all the small cities and towns near San Francisro, the side
walks are as clean as tiie proverbial "parlor, floor." fringed in most
cases by a neatly cropped grass border. And in many places there
are nowers aiong tne edges ot tne sidewalks, making one from Kauai
think of a stroll in Kukuiolouo park.
Then, again, very great attention is paid in those towns to the
parts f premise. that abut upon the public highways, so that every
thing that meets the eve is beautiful and of a satisfying character.
Moreover, the beauty schemes are varied from home to home or block
to bloik, so that the visitor travels on and on, finding something new
and cheering and inspiring at almost every hand.
Tne architecture of buildings is widely varied, from the splendid
mansion to the modest cottage; and there are more colors to them than
the rainbow bears All the wav through there is plainly to b; seen a
community effort to please the eye.
Nature has endowed Lihue with wonderful possibilities in the same
lines; but have we ourselves not neglected, to a considerable extent,
our pa:t of the work? A number of buildings have been erected here :n
the pa-,t half year, and what do we see? The same turtle-back tops,
the same angles, the sam; general schemes throughout, and two paint
pots drown nnd green only might have been used on every blessed
one of (hem!
When it conies to flowers we find the same state of mind or shall
we call it enterprise? We have the hibiscus be intiful and varied;
and the thanks of Lihue, now and forever more, are due the person or
person-, responsible fur the introduction of this remarkably interesting
flowvr. lint what else have we? Where are the floral gems of Pied
mont and lieikelev. or even of Kukuilono? We are like Portland with
its roses or parts of Florida with their magnolias all beautiful, but
victims of the sameness imposed upon them.
No beauty spot of California nor of Florida nor of Italy is more
entrancing than could be made of the )v.d fornied by the two main
streets of Lihue-, with reasonable efTort, and no very considerable out
lay of money. The things most required area unity of sentiment and
ambition, plus community effort.
If 'In exposition at San Francisco does no more for Kauai than
give our citizens the opportunity of studying the beautv schemes of
Cali lorui.i towns and inspiring them with the idea of similar endeavor
here, ii u'l have been a great success insofar as we pre concerned.
Wanted Our Big Men!
o be hoped that the big men f Kauai are alive to th
poit une ot the Civic Convention which will be held in Lihue Septem
ber '.( and 1. By "the big men" we mean the head of our planta
tions, an.' other industrial enterprises, and our leading merchants and
banket -i. On account ot our isolation, Kauai has taken comparatively
smnl! pail r.i previous Civic Conventions, for which reason many of
our people do not yet fully comprehend the magnitude of the propo
sition nor, in shoit, what it is all about. "Just what is it what is it
all about ?" was a ucstion asked by a prominent citien only four
days ago And there are others probably equally vague on the sub
That, as we have just said, is due to the fact that Kauai has not
taken p considerable part in any of the conventions of the past and
we are as a couimunitv, behind the procession. Hawaii, Maui and
It was quite nice of the United States to invite the Central and
South American republics to a joint conference on the subject of the
restoration of peace in Mexico, but that is not saying that peace is
any nearer than it was before. The impetuous peoples to the south might
find it as hard to agree on peace terms as have the factions in Mexico.
There is, of course, some reason for hope, however, that with the Unit
ed States "blazing the wav," as it were, unselfishly, a definite plan for
peace mav actually materialize.
But behind all these plans for a working arrangement between the
American republics with regard to peace in Mexico, there is probably
tne idea oi an understanding between the two Americas in respect to
the treatment the shipping of neutrals has been receiving at the hands
of the European belligerents; and it need not be surprising that that
subject is taken up and made to form the basis of an important agree
ment between the American powers, when the Mexican question is dis
posed of. V
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me uiuu iiicu mat may oe aeveiopea irom sucn a conference is
an arrangement for joint action in handling world questions when the
time for peace in Europe draws near. Undoubtedly the United States
will have an important part in negotiations then, and her influence
and power vould be greatly increased by the equally unselfish cooper
ation of the other American republics in the cause of humanity.
The conference of the Americas may, therefore, develop into one
ot tne most important near events.
Mr.' J. M. Lydgate, chairman of the Literary Program Committee
of the approaching Civic Convention, vas asked by The Garden Is
LAND tor a statement concerning the subject which has been chosen
bv his committee and how he purposes that the discussion shall work
itself out. In compliance with that request, he has prepared the fol
There have of late, in these Islands, been some very disturbing
revelations of official corruption and inefficiency. We hear complaints
of the wide-spread "prevalence of vice and lawlessness, scarcely con
cealed by the thinnest veil of outward decency, and worst of all per
haps, of an easy, almost jocular, indifference on the part of the gener
al public to this condition of affairs,
These things, if so, cannot fail to be of vital moment to us; we
should know the facts; should clearly recognize the situation and
make some attempt to apply the remedy.
In view of these things "Civic Righteousness" has been chosen
for the main theme of discussion at the coming Civic Convention to be
held in Lihue September 26 and 27, with intent to diagnose the con
dition and suggest a remedy.
One speaker will inquire into the facts, and set them forth fairly
and impartially. Is there ground for alarm or is it mostly newspaper
talk, for sensational effect ? Is it all smoke, or is there a considerable
basis of fire ?
A second speaker, accepting the diagnosis of the first, will pro
reed to suggest a remedy, if one be needed. He will probably do so
along the lines of experience elsewhere in dealirg with similar condi
tions, modifying the remedy to suit our circumstances.
A third speaker will emphasize the ueed of a civic conscience,
and will trace home to the everyday man of the street a large measure
of responsibility for public dereliction, ns the result of public indiffer
ence. At the same tuna he w 11 doubtless emphasize the snpoini rp-.-
ponsibility ef the public servant to render such faithful and conscien
tious service in his public capacity, as he would in any private capac
ity. A fourth will present the obligation-.) of an oath - of office, the
solemn contract of honesty and efficiency, too often lightly taken, and
indifferenly treated, as a mere matter of form.
Another will treat the relations of civic efficiency to politics.
showing now a public servant is sometimes, apparently, more anxious
to please his voting constituency and retain the;r favor, than he is to
administer the duties of his office without fear or favor.
Still another speaker, perhaps, will deal with publicity and civic
efficiency, indicating how a fearless und independent press may let
the light into shady corners, and do much to reform civic corruption
and inefficiency, bv simply showing it up as it is.
In all this discussion we hope that two main issues may be kept
steadily in view, viz: diagnosis and remedy. That we may know what's
the matter with us, and how to get relief.
Such a descussion surely cannot fail to be both interesting and
profitable, and mav be very spicy.
J. M. Lydgate,
For Committee on Program of the Civic Convention.
What is the trouble with the Waimea wharf proposition anvhow?
Almost a year ago we were assured that if Kauai would subscribe to a
certain part of the Territorial bonds, the work at Waimea would
proceed without delay. Kauai took.the bond.?. From that day jo this
there has not been a word said about the wharf that we know of. Sup
erintendent Forbes, of the public works department, will, we under
stand, be here next week and we hope that he may feel constrained to
throw definite light upon this subject.
Yoshida Is Fined
Yoshida, the well-known flag-
auto man on the Kealia-Wnimea
route was fined $10 in Judge Dole's
court, Lihue, for trying to get
rich a little too quick. Under the
law his machine may carry only
six passengers, whereas he burned
up the macadam with the weight
of eleven persons in his flyer.
Judge Dickey has approved the
accounts of Francis Ga3' as guard
ian of Aloewahi, Maknala, and Sam
uel Kalaweole. On account of Mr,
Gav being absent from the island
a great deal, T. Urrndt will be ap
pointed guardian of Makaala under
bonds in the sum of $900.
The Board of Supervisors of the
County of Kauai, at Lihue, Kauai,
will receive bids up to ten o'clock
A. m. of Sept. 1st. for furnishing
all labor, tools and materials and
erecting a school building consist
of four class rooms, office, library
and store room, at Waimea, Kauai
Plans and specifications will be
furnished prospective bidders at
$5, cn application to the super
intendent of Public Instruction at
Honolulu, or to the undersigned,
J. H. Moragne,
County Road Supervisor,
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii.
August 7. 1915.
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