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THE GADEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER' 6, 1915.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Again: The Civic Convention
' The spirit manifested at the special meeting of the Kauai Cham
ber of Coinmei-ce held Thursday afternoon in regard to the coming
Civic Convention was of the right sort, and was a conclusive indicant
of access. It was plain that the committees and tne members of tht
Chamber were fully alive to the situation, and that their work was
On account of so many people being away, and so many more in
tending to be away at about that time, Kauai has been unfortunately
placed irr'planning f ir an affair so large as the Civic Convention; and
it is an especial satisfaction to feel at this juncture that the situation
is so well in hand and that there is no longer a possibility of failure in
:; ..There are still lho?e regretful that the outside, combined delega
tion was restricted to 100 (or to be exact, 101), and who feel that the
list should have been thrown wide open to all members of civic bodies
fearing to come. The committees have felt, however, that it were bet
ter to receive and entertain tOl properly than to "fall down" in an
effort to entertain a larger number. And the more one thinks of it,
the more apparent is the wisdom 'of that conclusion.
V Now that the machinery is fully in motion, let everybody help to
keep it humming.
The Civic Convention on Kauai must be a complete and signal
It nf be.
A gift of sixty dollars for the
library of the Kauai High And
Grammar School was received the
past week by the principal of the
school. The gift was made by
Misses Edith and Juliet Rice, Dora
Broadbent and Mildred Hogg from
a fund they had raised by holding
sale sometime ago when they
were attending the Lihue Select
School; and by Mrs. Charles A.
This money will be used for the
purchase of books for the use of
the pupils of the High And Gram
mar School and will help materially
n building up the library. The
gift is one that will be greatly ap
preciated, and shows the public
spirit and thoughtfulness of the
Kauai's Government And Publicity
'A considerable proportion of the satisfaction felt by the people
of Kauai in the work of their county supervisors is traeable directly to
the policy'of the latter in taking the former into their confidence by
ineaiis of publicity. Detailed reports of all meetings are prepared by
the county clerK and tnen are, upon instructions ot the supervisors,
published in full in the local newspaper, so that every person on Kau
ai is enabled to see and understand exactly what our county govern
ment is doing from day to day and month to month, There is noth
ing concealed; and everybody knows it. The result ? General satis
faction, most naturally. Again (and even more important, perhaps)
the financial statements of the county are published every quarter in
the same way, so that every citizen and tax-payer may see and under
stand at regular intervals just how his money is being used and what
the financial standing of the county is. It is a beautiful system, It
forestalls suspicion; it nullifies any occasion for criticism. It is worth
thousands to the county government and the people. Were the same
system followed on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii we would hear far less of
criticism and dissatisfaction with county government, and nothing of
scandal and thievery.
The Convention Allotments
A paper of Hilo seems to fed that the Kauai Chamber of Com
merce has erred in proportioning delegates to various civic bodies
which will-be represented in the coming convention at Lihue. The
Honolulu Ad. Club, the paper thinks, is given too many, while in
giving the Maui Chamber of Commerce the same number as the Hilo
Board of Trade, there has been unjust discrimination the paper add
ing that the Maui Chamber has not half so many members as its own
In regard to the Ad. Club it may be stated that that organization,
while having a membership of 400 or 500, includes in it numbers al
most the entire membership of the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce
and other civic bodies of the city; so that in giving it such large rep
resentation a sort of "shot into the drove" was taken.
The Kauai Chamber of Commerce has on its files the latest avail
able official, membership lists of all the commercial bodies of the Is
lands, and they show that the personal memberships of the Maui
Chamber of Commerce and the Hilo Board of Trade are about the
same' in number.
The Kohala Civic League, which is also mentioned as having
been overlooked, will have one of the principal speakers in the con
To our minds it is extremely doubtful that if the lists of delega
tions had been thrown wide open any more actual delegates than the
numbers. allotted would arrive at Lihue on Septembet 26. There
might be a large number of sightseers, yes; but with the strain of the
convention on its hands, Kauai would much prefer to welcome such
at some other season.
'THE first instalment of the sure-to-be famous Cruise of the
Hata Mam' appears in this issue. Last week we promised that i
would-be a "true fish yarn," and now we are prepared to aver that i
is interesting, as anyone may find out by reading the present instal
ment and the succeeding ones carefully. Of course some of our read
ers may be shocked here and there at a word or so employed but
wait'a minute: A true sailor yarn, you know, must carry the regula
tion earmarks; and without strong language a sailor yarn is almost
like a boot without leather. Now. seriously: The story will prove of
value to all students of our island home, in that it. will, as it develops
in print, describe in a graphic manner a cruise which all have heard
about, all have doubtless wished to take and which few have really
enjoyed L enjoyed- is used advisedly. J
.. Kauai will be visited during the week by three members of the
commission appointed by the United states government to investigate
sugar conditions with a view to informing Congress as nearlv as mav
be, the effect the free sugar policy ol the Democratic party would have
upon -oUr principal industry. We wish again to caution the planters
of K-auai that the business of this commission is of the greatest im
portance, and it should b e seen to that actual facts are made
available to. iti members. The commissioners, so we are informed
.will arrive at either Lihue or Waimea tomorrow morning. Thev
should be met at once and every tacuity ottered them for prosecuting
GIFT TO L
Labor Day, 1915
By LITBURN H. TOWNSEND,
Hand of labor, hand of might.
Be thou ftrong in things of right.
Master thou of crafts untold,
Driving them in heat and cold;
Working high anil working low.
That the world may brighter grow;
Press, the loom, anil traffic great.
Know the drive behind thy weight.
Hand of labor, rnde and fine,
Things of earth are mostly thine.
Mines of gold ufid fields of wheat,
Harbors deep where x-nnatit.s greet,
Ships of war, canals and locks.
Roads of steel and bridges, dooks,
Strain thy sinews day and night,
Be thou strong in things of right.
Mills and shops in clang and roar,
Foundry fires and molten ore;
Sullen mines and heaving seas
Lands of rock and timlx'r trees;
Cotton fields as white as snow,
Forges black 'mid (lames aglow,
Strain thy sinews day and night.
5e thou strong in things of right.
Hand of labor, great thou art;
I5e thou fair, and ln-ar thy part
Like big souis, sincere, intense;
Stoop not low to base, offense,
Nor, in heat, forget that men,
Large and small, all kind and ken.
Have their place and must remain
'Xeath the sway of guiding brain.
The following is a verbatim copy
of a letter rectived by The Gar
den Island, which mnkes its own
Aug. 31, 1915.
Mr. Editor of Garden Island:
Please publish in your news
paper as following lines, The meet
ing was held on the 26th of Aug.
at Hanapepe Japanese School, and
it was decided to form a Japanese
Baseball League with four teams
which are Hanapepe, Koloa, Ma-
kaweli and Kekaha.
Games will start frcm the 5th of
September. The McBryde store
will donate a silver cup for the
The matching turns are as fol
lows: 5ept. 5th.
Kekaha vs Makaweli at Makaweli.
Hanapepe vs Koloa at Koloa.
Koloa vs Kekaha at Kekaha.
Mak. vs Hanapepe at Hanapepe.
Kekaha vs Hanapepe at Hanapepe.
i Koloa vs Makaweli at Makaweli.
Makaweli vs Kekaha at Kekaha.
Koloa vs Hanapepe at Hanapepe.
Kkaha vs Koloa at Koloa.
liana, vs Makaweli at Makaweli.
Hanapepe vs Kekaha at Kekaha.
Makaweli vs Koloa at Koloa.
Yours truly, i
Secretary of the League.
Picnic At Wailua
The Countess Senni, of Kealia,
gave a pleasant outing at the week
end at the Wailua picnic grounds
in honor o f Mrs. Brodero and
M r s. Bromwell, o f Honolulu.
Quite a number of Kauai's society
folk were present and enjoyed the
Spitz; int in Lot
& wf to C. W.
21 Waioli Beach
Kauai. Aug 26,
Prof. W. A. Brvan arrived in
the Mauna Loa Wednesday morn
ing to get the frame work of a grass
house at Milolii for the College
of Hawaii, mention of which was
made in last issue of this paper.
While here Mr. Brvan was the
guest of the Knudsens.
Says The Kohala Midget: "The booze problem in Kohala, as it
relates to a saloon, is not a live issue today, we are thankful to say; it
is a very dead dog," We cannot speak for the dog, but a few blind
shoats still enter into the problem.
When the tennis enthusiasts have had their innings, we hope a
start will be made on soccer. Football was given over last year, but
it is a good sport and should be revived. Cannot Makaweli lead off in
this ' matter ? '
The Kohala Civic League is very much on the map in the Civic
Convention. Qnt of the principal speakers ot the Convention (Editor
Cowan, of the Kohala Midget) is understood to be a live-wire of that
From the way it starts out, we suppose the new proposed regu
lation for the policing the landings on steamer days and other public
places when necessary will follow the estrav ordinance into the official
A P. Tavlor was the natural choice of the Hawaii Promotion
Committee for the office of secretary assuming that a change were
necessary.; He is a hard worker and will quite likely make good.
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