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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1315.
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RESPONSE FOR KAUAI
Mr. T. Brandt responding to
the question of the progress of Ka
uai in the past year said:
Looking: back over the last year,
we find that Kauai tike the other
islands of the group has in a ma
terial way had an exceptionally
Not alone have several of our
sugar plantations like Koloa and
Kilauea broken all previous rec
ords as regards the size of the crop
but all have received good prices
for their product throughout the
This prosperity in our main in
dustry has again been the induce
ment "for extensive improvements
in factories and other development
which has had a very beneficial in
fluence on business in general.
The homesteads cultivated i n
sugar cane have in some instances
netted their owners $100.00 a n
acre and as a result there has been
a great extension in the area of
sugar cane planted by these home
steaders, especially in the Kapaa
region where in addition to 500
acres already under cultivation,
700 acres have been planted this
year, and a further increase of 300
acres is expected for 1916. 'This
means a homestead sugar industry
in Kapaa alone of about 4,000 tons
ot sugar from 1917, which is a
splendid achievement. What it
means will.be understood when
you hear that more than $40,000.00
was this year paid to homesteaders
for cane from 230 acres or an aver
age of $174.00 an acre. A few
years ago this would have been
unimaginable, but a new spirit is
abroad in the land, a spirit ot
"live and let live."
As to the pineapples growers we
know that they have had to con
tend with low prices leaving them
little profit but although a few
have become discouraged, the
majority are looking forward to
the future with hope o f better
prices when, the war being over,
and the necessity for rigid econo
my being removed, the great
masses of people in these countries
again become purchasers of what
might be called luxuries.
An indtisiry that has been hit
harder by the war than any other
in these islands and which is of
some importance is the honey in
dustry. Their product was almost
exclusively sold to Germany where
it was largely used for fattening
the cattle, and on account of the
market being closed they have
been unable to dispose of their
In addition to the completion of
a great ditch to furnish water from
Wailua River for Koloa Plantation,
public works have progressed as
usual. The county authorities are
using all the money at their dis
posal not necessarily needed for
schools and other things to com
plete the belt road as soon as pos
sible, and we are in hopes that in
a little over two years from now
we shall have a well graded ma
cadamized road from beyond Ke
kaha to Haena. We have time
and again been complimented up
on the fine roads w have, and per
haps it will not be out of the way
to explain in a few words, why
this, is so The reason is that
from the beginning the supervi
sors have pulled together, an
have realized that they were rep-
rcsentincr not alone the district
from which they were elected, but
primarily were supervisors for the
whole island, and that it was the
duty of the supervisors from the
more populous and wealthy dis
tricts to see to it that the outlying
and less developed districts receive
'ed ss much attention as the form
er, and also that no supervisor had
power to expend any money except
when passed upon by the board in
session and then only through the
county engineer who is the res
ponsible party for the proper ex
While on the subject of material
progress in the past year, I believe
it also propei to say a few words
as to what we think of the futurd
in store for us as citizens of Kauai
especially on an occasion where so
many have come here from the
other islands and in regard to this
future I am more than optimistic.
I believe that before manv years
have elapsed this island will give
a bountiful livelihood to a popu
lation many times the present size.
The agricultural resources of the
island are great, indeed ,and as large
areas of public land of magnificent
quality a little by little will become
available for settlement and in view
of the object lesson ,in regard o
what can be done with a fair-sizad
homestead like what we have had
in Kapaa this year, there will be
no difficulty in getting a desirable
class of homesteaders, and not only
as cane planters as many other
things can be raised on these lands
at a profit such as manioc, corn,
beans, potatoes, fruits of many
kinds, and surely the day will
corns when people living here will
smile indulgently at the opinion so
prevalent here in our days, that
nothing is worth while except
If I were to mention anyone par
ticular thing that appeared to me
significant and full of promise for
the future prosperous development
of our island community during
the last year, I would say that
there is an unmistakable awaken
ing of the Civic Spirit, a feeling of
duty towards the land in which we
live and an eagerness to be count
ed among and belong to that class
of onr citizens who do things and
shall in proof hereof point to the
remarkable development of our
Chamber of Commerce.
It has been in existence for
about two years and I do not be
lieve that there is a half dozen
men on the Island of any promi
nence who are not members thereof.
It has grown in that short period
of time to be without comparison
the most influential body of 'men
in our community, who when they
speak, do so with the authority and
weight of a united community
back of them.
What else has been done for
the social and moral uplift of the
Community during the past year?
To that I would say that it is hard
to point out any specific thing ac
complished. They are subject to a
gradual evolution, but I have no
doubt in saying that our commu
nity is keeping step with the pro
gtess in other part? of the world
and is not lagging behind.
While on the subject of social
and moral uplift. I shall use the
opportunity while so many influen
tial people are assembled to call
attention to the desirability of
working for and advocating some
thing that would be of great mate
rial us well as moral benefit so very-
one of us who calls the Islands our
home, and that is to do more to
make the lot of our large laboring
class happier to that which has
already been done. Further steps
should be taken to provide night
schools for the young men, and
young women in the camps;
some sort of Y. M. and Y.
W. C1ir. Association w o.r k
should be helped along. Social
halls kept up, bands encouraged,
sports of different kinds helped
along. Celebrations of days like
4th. os July and New Yeais days
should take place wherever any
considerable number of people are
Representatives from the differ
ent nationalities should be put on
committees wherever any such
things was undertaken and I am
sure tn at the result would be a
more friendly and beneficial un
derstanding, as well as a great as
sistance i n the preparation ior
Tennis Cup Arrives
The beautiful Wall & Dougherty
cup, which is being competed for
by the tennis players of the island,
arrived in the Kinan last Wednes
day from Honolulu and is in the
custody of Mr. Vincent. It is
tall, quite striking in appearance
and has' been appropriately en
graved. Waitnea hotel was so full of
gue3ts last Wednesday night that
several slept on the verandas.
Following are some of the places
a t which the Civic Convention
guests weie entertained:
J. M. LYDGATE L, L. Kil
Ham, E. P Melanphy, Rev. G.
Laugh ton. A. E. Larimer.
H. ISENBERG Tom Sharp, D.
A. Brown and wife, Jack Geary,
Mrs, M. Geary, R. C. Brown and
C. A. RICE D.'C. Lindsay,
John J. Walsh, C. G, White, A
L. Castle, W. M. Argabrite.
A. S. WILCOX A. II. Cun
ha, J. A. Kennedy. Ed. Towse,
M. Johnson, lack Atkinson.
J. H. CONEY M r . Furet.
S. W. WILCOX Worth Aiken.
D. H. Case, C. F. Looniis. Wm.
McKay, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis, E. B.
Clark and wife.
F. WEBER II. Kavnsu, K.
Fjijii, Y. Mikami.
W..C. AVERY Dr. end Mrs.
Fry, John F. Stone, Ira D Can
field, C. B. Gage.
F. CRAWFORD S. S. Paxson.
A. P. Taylor.
A.J. DERBY C. R. Frazier.
X. S. DOLE J. D. DOLE.
M. B. FERNANDES J, G.
Faria. T. P. Melim.
II. ROHRIG C. du Roi.
C. H. WILCOX Geo. Water
house, E. N. Deyo.
DR. PUTMAN Dr. Pratt.
MRS. HAY R.B. Westoott and
F. DEINERT E. F. Dcinert.
E.A.KNUDSEN H.G. Wink
ley, W. W. Thayer, R. J. Baker.
A. ROBINSON R. W. Per
kins, J. M. Young.
C.B HOFGAARD A.F.Clark.
T. BRANDT -J. M. Riggs and
wife, R. M. Talbott,
B. D. BALDWIN W. A. Bald
win, H. W. Baldwjn.
F. A. ALEXANDER A. D.
Castro, Geo. C. Cooper, Hut,h
Howell, Mr. Cox, A. E. Lambert.
J. K. FARLEY W. O. Smith,
L. H. Underwood. J. A. Beaven,
W. H. Johnson.
F. R. TRACY Mr. Noggle and
C. B. GRAY J. P. Madeiros,
T. H. Petrie.
COL. SPALDING Frank Can
non, Niel Slattery, W. H. Mutton.
B. E. Noble, A. A. Durant.
J. M.KANEAKUA J. N. Keo
la, Philip Pali.
WAIMEA HOTEL A. H.
Ford, W. H. Field. J. E. Boyle,
Ben Hollinger, C. N. Arnold, C.
II. Ruhnland, C. S. Desky and
LIHUE HOTEL F. O. Boyer,
Win. Thompson, A. K. F. Yap.
Will Cooperand others.
The Kauai Accident Board held
a sesslou Wednesday afternoon and
cleared off accumulated business.
Members Brodie and Mahlum were
present after being away for about
two months on tlie Coast,
ranch at Moloaa, of about 60
acreas. house, cattle and horses,
and interest in hui land. For par
ticulars inquire of M. R, Souza,
Moloaa, Post office, Kealia.
Kauai ladies visiting Honolulu
should call at the Fleur de Lis
(uuder Blaisdell Hotel, first door
in Chaplain lane) for hairdressing,
shampooing, manicuring and scalp
Twenty-two elegant rooms
In Main Building
Three Airy Cottages
Cuisine unexcelled in country
W. H. Rice, Jr.,
Fleur de Lis, ladies' hairdress
ing, shampooing, manicuring and
scalp treatment. All kinds of hair
work. Under the Blaisdell Hotel,
first door in Chaplain lane, Hono
S Passenger 1916
Model Oldsmobile for
Hire at all Hours.
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THE BANK OF HAWAII,
Lihue, Kauai. Hawaii
Deposits are received suuject
to check. Certificates of de
posit issued payable on de
mand. Loans made on ap
Drafts Drawn on
San Francisco Berlin
New York Hong Kong
Interest paid on Savings De
posits. 4 per cent on ordi
nary and 4 per cent on Term
Deposits. Ordinary. Savings
Deposits will be received up to
$2,500 in any one account.
Safe Deposit Boxhs for
Rent $2 and $3 a Year
You are entitled to all that science and rldll have
done to improve tire quality and reduce tire cost.
have raised the standard of quality
to the highest point that science
and practical experience have made
possible. And they have developed
production and selling methods to
a point cf scientific efficiency that
keeps price clown.
foreman or craftsman h a past
master a finished specialist in his
All are backed ty every mechanical assistance that
the world's research and skill caa bring to bear on tires.
Their efficiency ta your advantage not only in that
quality which mean3 citprerne service, but in the
efficiency and economy of production which means
extraordinary service at ordinary price.
Specify Fireston.es. Your dealer has them or caa
get them for you.
These Silk-Knit Sweater Coats
Are Real Necesgitiet In Your Fall Wardrobe.
On cool days when a heavy coat would
be uncomfortable a silk knit sweater perfectly
meets the requirements of a wrap.
These sweaters of ours are not only comfortable and service
able but they are remarlaSly good-looking too.
Italian Silk Sweaters-Plain colcis trd Milpcs $12.50 to $20.0n
Fibre Silk Sweaters all colors with Sash 10.50, 1 1.50 and 12
Heavy Knit Silk Sweaters grey, white
and black and white 25.00, 35.CO and 40.0
Your shoes should
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