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TUB OARDEH ISLAND TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 21, 1915,
The scramble being made by the nations of Europe in the Unit
ed States for money brings this country squarely up to the question
as to how long we are going to prolong the war by supplying the
wherewithal to carrv it on. The time is not far distant when the war,
if let alone, would play itself out for the lack of money; and the
money, if it appears at all, must come from the United States. The
responsibility for loans to European governments is, therefore, one
which does not rest solely upon our financiers. The government and
nation (the people as a whole) have a moral responsibility in the
matter which they cannot evade; and that responsibility should assert
itself through Congress to the end that loans to foreign countries for
war purposes are strictly forbidden.
In voting the State "dry" last week South Carolina did not
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
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Give Them A Good Time
Before the next issue of The Garden Island the Civic Conven
tion will have come and gone. Kauai will have been visited by her first
convention of business men from all parts of the ftroup; and they will
have gone away either satisfied or dissatisfied with their welcome and
Which shall it be?
There is but one answer. Kauai must see to it that our Ruests leave
here with the most pleasant impressions of the island and our people,
and feeling doubly glad that they came. This can only be accomplish
ed by the sincere aud hearty co-operation of everybody,
The committees of the Chamber of Commerce have done their
work well. The program is a good one and we have no doubt will be
carried out in a very interesting way. What is needed now is public
interest and enthusiasm. We have no particular reason for assuming
that an abundance of both does not exist, but we merely want to
throw out a final reminder that that is the important "question before
the house" at this particular time.
Are YOU ready to do YOUR part in making the Convention a
Do not depend upon your neighbor or the committees to do it all.
Get in and help.
Homesteads In California
A party advertising in Honolulu newspapers is offering induce
ments to Portuguese of the Islands to go to California and purchase
land in a tract which he has secured there. Attractive proposals are
advanced in regard to terms of sale, and glowing accounts ot farming
and dairying possibilities are presented.
Before rushing into any Coast proposition it would bt well for
the I ortuguese of Kauai to remember that promoters of settlement
projects nowadays are not working for their health alone. California
opportunities are investigated and worked over times without number
by eastern investors, home-seekers, etc., and, as a rule, it is only
those propositions that have be-n discarded which come begging out
into the Pacific. We have witnessed the truth of this in mining and
oil "bonanzas." to the lasting sorrow of numerous small investors in
the Territory; and the same general conditions apply to settlement
Bear in mind, we are not discredilting this particular settlement
plan, but wish merely to impress upon the well-established and con
tented Portuguese of Kauai the wisdom of caution in dealing with
any get-rich-quick scheme of a section of country which is already
overrun with people having plenty of money, looking for homes and
business prospects of value. Putting land on the market in this way,
far from hame, is an expensive proposition. Who pays? Think it
Germany Short On Sugar?
It has generally been supposed that, with her markets cut off, in
a large measure, and an a bundance of prisoners to work in her beet
fields, Germany would, this year, have a considerable surplus of sugar.
The following report, therefore, which comes from neutral sources
and should be reliable, is surprising:
"Christiania, Norway Negotiations have recently been proceed
ing wun regard to tne exportation ot a considerable quantity of sugar
from Sweden to Norway. According to the latest information, how
ever, the Norwegian government has a keen competitor in Germany,
which country is anxious to buy up all the Swedish sugar available, at
prices far exceeding those offered by Norway. It is stated that Ger
many's own supply of sugat is not sufficient to meet the country's re
quirements for the forthcoming winter, and that therefore the necessary
amount must be obtained from Sweden, as this is the only country
with a surplus stock on hand xvhh whi h Germany can still carrv on
trade. The quantity for which Germany and Norway are competing is
stated to be 40.000 tons."
What A Homesteading Failure
Mani is fretting just now over what seem to be indications of the
failure of the Kuiahu hemesteading project. It appears, from all ac
counts, that the homesteaders in this once promising area have become
discouraged and. while they are not disposing of their lands, are leav
ing there to seek a livelihood elsewhere.
Before this case is heralded abroad as another failure of homestead
ine in this Tenitory, we would like to see it thoroughly investigated.
On Kauai we do not understand why localities so favorable to home
steadine as Kuiaha was supposed to be should not have brought suc
cess to the settlers there. Kalaheo, on this island, was never so promis
ing; yet, look at that region today, From one side to the other and
from the mountains almost to the sea you. find only success and enthu
siasm. Waipouli and the neighborhood thereabouts is a newer home
stead region, but the people there are going about their plans with fair
enthusiasm and' under average circumstances, their success is reason
The trouble at Kuiaha may be with the homesteaders themselves
and not with the land, nor with the blights, nor the water, nor the
market. Practical farmers are essential to success in any homestead
ing project, and if Kuiaha has not had those, th- secret of the appar
ent failure of the enterprise is uncovered right there.
At any rate, the matter should be investigated. The Territory
should know just why homesteading is a failure at Kuiaha, while
proving all of a success at Kalaheo, for instance.
really have very tar to go. Of the 44 counties in the htate, 30 were
already "dry," and the dispensary system, which is more than half
prohibition', perhaps, was in force in the balance of them. However,
South Carolina, on account of the dispensary system in 14 of the
counties, has never been counted in the list of prohibition States, so
that the election of last Tuesday will be regarded by the Prohibition
ists as an imoortant victory.
i hose persons wno htteen months ago declared that not over
twenty pupils could be mustered on Kauai for the then proposed High
School should have called around there at the opening of the new term
last week. They would have found 53 pupils, in place of twenty; and
information of others on the way, which may shortly bring the total
up to 60. There are reasons to anticipate that within two years the
total in the school will pass the hundred mark.
Kauai should ask the Civic Convention to pass resolutions to
Congress, urging the approval at the approaching session of the ap
propriation for Nawiliwm breakwater and harbor. This item needs
all the friends and support it can muster, and the endorsement of it
by the Civic Convention would assist matters gtcatly.
If a cIiange in the governorship of Hawaii is to be made, keep
an eye on W. R. F.
Certain op our esteemed frunds of the other islands are stil
complaining to a degree because Kauai placed a limit upon the num
ber of dele -rates in the coming Civic Convention. In this connection
some comparison with the make-up of the Third Civic Convention,
held on Maui last year, may be of interest. Maui received in the con
vention at that time exactly 115 persons, not including its own mem
bership, which did include, however, a few persons from the other
islands who happened to be on Maui at the time and were mustered in
as delegates; newspaper men and a few ladies. Some slight additions
to the number of delegates, which have been made, brings the total
of outside representatives to appear in the Kauai Convention up to 112,
which doti not include newspaper men and ladies. As a matter of
fact, unofficial delegates, reporters, ladies, etc., will bring the total of
outside persons supposed to appear at Lihue on Sepmber 26-27 up to
140 or 150. Considering the fact that Maui is near the center of the
group, while Kauai is far off to the northwest end. the allotments
made would appear to tally very well with precedent.
OF STRANGE STORY
Sometime ago a Honolulu paper
published a rather singular story
of a speech purported to have been
delivered by A. F. Knudsen, of
Kauai, in California. Mr. Knud
sen has since written the follow
ing letter to the paper, which
thoroughly explains the, matter:
Krotona. Hollywood, California.
September 4, 1915.
I see you copy some paragraphs
from the San Francisco Call re
garding some remarks purported
to be made by me in San Francisco.
As is often the case, tne report is
very much garbled, and I ask your
courtesy in printing this letter in
rebuttal. The occasion which gave
rise to the misstatements" was a
scientific lecture on the different
races, as indicated by their differ
ent nervons systems and nerve re
actions. In it is made the plea that
the brain power of the various
races, as shown by their vast dif
ferences in language, etc.be taken
into consideration when giving
them a philosophy of life, the pri
mitive races needing sport and
amusement more than the advan
ced races do. This is being recog
nized now in all the cities, the
playground bein the key to the
control of growing boys.
I may have animadverted to the
fact that nearly a hundred years
ago sports were prohibited by cer
tain missionaries. I certainly never
used the present tense as in the
article, and I know that the people
of Hawaii will not take umbrage
at a newspaper report as they know
on what side my work has been in
my long life in Hawaii. The ' camp
for paroled prisoners and faulty
hoys" is a reporter's pipe dream. I
have personally picked the boys in
my camps from year to year solely
for their being more nearly perfect
than most boys, and yet I never
had room for half the boys I want
ed in Honolulu, where, as every
body knows, we have a high type
of Anglo-Saxon produced. Thank
ing you for the space, I am,
Augustus F. Kncdsbn.
GASES GO TO JURY
Two cases of assault and battery
against Thomas Cliffe, recently of
Hanalei, have been set down on
the Circuit Court calendar for trial
at the November term. One charge
is for assault on one Quon Leong
and the other of assault on Ilase
gawa. Cliffe is alleged to have
gone on the war path against the
Orientals last May.
In the one case appeal was taken
to the Circuit Court for trial by
jury, and the other was committed
oy the Hanalei district court.
Mrs. Cliffe, better half of the
pugilistic gentleman, is a school
teacher, and was transferred at the
beginning of the present term
from Hanalei to a school on the
island of Hawaii. It is presumed
that she took her husband along
with her over there. Whether he
will come back for the hearings in
the local court in November is a
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WE understand that the hterarv program committee on Civic
uonvenuon nas esianiisnea u as a ruie oi me proceedings tnat no one
whose name does not appear on the printed program will be called
upon 10 bpeaK. vvc cummenu mis arrangement as a most jaudaoie
innovation. The subject is rather heavy for extemporaneous treat
ment, and, besides, ninety per. cent, of humanity prefer not to be call
td upon unexpectedly to speak and the remaining ten per. cent, are,
as a rule hot air" artists anywav. We have felt from the first that
the subject. ':Civic Righteousness," should be handled only by speak
ers who had made preparation for it in advance, and me pleased to
know that that idea is to be enrriel out.
Road Coming Along
The work of macadamizing the
Hanalei road has progressed
through Kilauea and the rock-
crushing plant is being moved to
the kukui grove toward Moloaa,
preparatory to taking up that sec
tion. Very excellent work has
thus far been done.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Schultze,
of Keksha, gave a pleasant dinner
and evening entertainment to a
number of friends of neighboring
towns, as far as lueele. All re
port having had a most enjoyable
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