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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1915,
In event that the sender of that anonymous matter to Secretary
Thaver regarding the Kuai harbor is proved to be a member of the
Kauai Chamber of Commerce, the application of a certain important
section of the Constitution of the Chamber will be in order.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
After reading Mr. Thayer's opinions of the possibilities for
successful homesteading on the Knudsen lands following his visit there
a great many people will doubtless feel even more anxious to know
just what his opinions were before his memorable tour of that locality.
That Breakwater Crank,
It seems hardly possible that a citizen of Kauai could have for
warded to Secretary Thayer the document, referred to in another
column of this issue, with a view to re-opening the question of the
location of the proposed breakwater at this island. It is hard to be
lieve that we have a citizen here so short sighted; and equally difficult
to imagine that we have a person willing to try to thwart the almost
unanimous plan and purpose of this whole community.
The question of the location of Kauai's first harbor was settled,
insofar as this island is concerned, by the vote of a large meeting of
the Kauai Chamber of Commerce a year ago. That meeting was held
in Waimea. There was full discussion of the subject. The vote was
unanimous in favor of Nawiliwili, one member being excused from vot
ing for personal reasons. The whole island has since stsod as a unit
If the person transmitting the document to the Territorial Secre
tary is really a citizen of this island, he ik evidently of the species of
the person who sent an anonymsus letter to the Governor something
over a year ago regarding dentists and other necessary evils. We are
more inclined to think, however, that the guilty party is a resident of
Honolulu, possibly with small stock or other interests on Kauai, who
has not followed the trend of public opinion here in the past couple of
We believe that Kauai people aie as thoroughly alive today as
ever to the fact that any division of opinion on this harbor matter would
result in setting it back for years, and we might never get it all; while
by standing together for one at a time, we have a good chance of
getting both in a reasonably short period. This island is as solidly
for Nawiliwili harbor as it was a year ago; and if the crank who sent
the document to Secretary Thayer will just disclose his indentity, he
can be thorougly convinced ot the fact in three minutes.
Signs For Our Highways
We have had a good deal to say in the past about the importance
of guiding signs at forks of roads and at points where side.roads lead
off from the belt highway to points of interest, or settlements. It was
the hope that the Board of Supervisors or the Chamber of Commerce.
or both, would take up the matter and see to it that such conveniences
Such guiding signs would be a great convenience to our own
people, and such things ane nece?sary to strangers trying to mase
their way around the island.
In this connection, Mr, Allen Lreevey, tlie new vocationat in
structor of the Kauai schools, has .come forward with a suggestion
which may assist in solving the problem. He proposes that the boys
in the manual training departments of the schools make the signs,
and also that they put them up, at such places and in such manner as
may be prescribed by the county authorities. In this way the expense
would be very small probably easily within the reach of some one of
the county's funds.
we nope tnat tnis oner ot Mr. vreevev win oe accepted at once,
and that he may be authorized to proceed with the work of making
the signs as soon as the county surveyor can prepare the plans for
them; and that they may be in place all over the island before the end
of the year.
BAD luck seems to have attended every effort to connect west
Hawaii up with the recent Civic Convention. For instance, Mr. L
Macfarlane came all the way, from Captain Cook's monument to the
Country Club, in Nuuani valley, on his way to Liliue, only to be left
behind by the excursion steamer. Now we note in the Kohala Midget
what would have been a most appropriate and inteiesting address,
written for the Convention by Dr. John F. Cowan, but which f died to
reach Lihue in time to be included in the progiatn. It was all too bad
When Bryan appeared at Columbia, S. C. three weeks ago to
deliver his lecture on "Peace", Governor Manning retired to his farm
n Barnwell county, evidently preferring peace de facto to theories of
peace. - '
The new ordinance which requires that, after sixty days from
today, the lights of autos on the roads of Kauai shall be so dimmed as
to throw their glare downward in place of straight ahead, is a good
one and, although it will put auto owners to some inconvenience at
first, is sure to meet with general approval when in full working or
der. Many accidents have occuried on our roads as the direct result
of blinding auto lights one teing a tragedy on the Grove Farm road
about a year ago. We are inclined to hope that public sentiment will
get squarely behind this new law. .
Henry Ford, the multi-millionaire auto man, gained fresh notorie
t i l ..
xy a lew weeics ago uy coming to tne trout as a most ardent supporter
of peace-at-any-price. Now we le?rn that he has appeared at the navy
department and presented to Secretary Daniels the plans of a new tvpe
t ! - ! . .
oi submarine, in wmcu gasoline is to De used at much less cost than
the electric power device now employed. Has the possibility of the auto
moDuuuie motor replacing electricity in submannes caused a chance
oi neari in ju, rorar
1 HE minutes ot the Hoard of Supervisors and quarterly financial
statement ot tne county appear in other columns of this issue. Parti
cuiar attention is caned to the tact that some warrants will have to be
registered shortly, to be taken up when tax money comes in after the
collections next montn. it is stated by the county treasurer that this
is the usual thing at this season of the year, and need not cause anv
aiarm. inc uusiness oi tne county throughout is in excellent shape
Every time a large number of visitors are to be entertained pub
uuiy on ivauai, n is necessary to buy lots oi lumber and pay out con
siderable money tor making tables, etc. Twice this vear (Cor
ional party and Civic Convention) has this expense been necessary in
uiuuc aiuii. vauuui some plan ne devised for storing this picnic
furniture for permanent use ? It would mean the saving of time and
wau.iuiiMiiinu ujoi vuuc a iui ui mc niiui siiipmeiits ot sugar
for the season from the Islands may have to go around Cape Horn as
the result of tne latest slide at the Panama Canal. If that be so,
way t-uuic 111 ivi lugllil UKUta man wcic io uccxuceicu HI Hie Utile O
leaving local ports. Other than in this small instance, however th
present advance in the price of sugar will not effect Hawaii at all, un
jess it continues on over into next year.
(Continued from page 1.)
not pose as an adviser. I did hold
up to them one community that is
glowing example of what hap
pens when people do not pull to
gether for federal work. You may
judge for yourself n-hat community
MR. THAYER'S LETTER
The letter of Mr. Thayer on the
subject referred. to above came to
hand Friday morning, reading as
"I have received through the
mails from some anonymous
source a copy of the brief prepared
by W. S. Tuttle, and presented to
the Board ot Engineers for Rivers
and Harbors in Washington in
support of Federal aid for the im
provement of Port Allen.
"This brief was prepared in
1912, and there aie typewritten
amendments pasted in, bringing
the statistics down to date. Con
sidering the fact that the Congres
sional Party when visiting Hawaii
was informed that the harbor of
Nawiliwili was the one which the
people of Kauai wished improved,
and considering the further fact
that the Chamber of Commerce of
Kauai has, as I am informed, of
ficially approved Nawiliwili as the
harbor for which improvement by
the authorities was desired, i t
would seem to me to be exceeding
ly ill-advised to reopen the matter,
as it is evidently the purpose of
some interested parties to do.
'I do not know who has sent
me tne pnamphiet, -neither ao i
wish to take sides for or against
any harbor on Kauai, but it seems
to me that if a new campaign is
bein? opened, after the people of
the Territory at large had been as
sured that Kauai wanted its har
bor at Nawiliwili, it is time for
the Kauai Chamber of Commerce
to wake up and stop this new cam
paign before it reaches Washing
'With the horrible example be
fore you. of Honolulu and its dis
stnsion over a site for the Federal
Building, and the years ot delay
in securing such building which
have resulted, Kauai should take
"Yours very truly,
"Wade Warren Thayer
"Secretary of Hawaii."
I n the Circuit Court o f The
Fifth Circuit, Territory
IN THE MATTER OF THE
DRAWING OF NAMES OF
PERSONS TO SERVE, AS
GRAND IURORS AND TRIAL
JURORS AT THE NOVEM
BER, 1915 TERM.
ORDER FIXING TIME AND
PLACE OF DRAWINGS AND
OF NOTICE THEREOF.
it is nereoy ordered that Draw
ings ot the names ot the persons
to serve as GRAND and . TRIAL
JURORS at the NOVEMBER
TERM, 1915, of this Court be held
at 9:00 A. M. o n Wednesday,
October 20th, 1915, in the Court
Room of this Court in the Countv
Building at Lihue. County of Ka
uai.and that notice thereof be giv
en by at least one week's publica
tion of the time and place of the
samein the Garden Island, anews
paper' of general circulation, print
ed and published at Lihue in this
Dated, Lihue.Kauai, Oct. 4th 1915
(Sgd.) Lyle A. Dickey,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the
(Sgd.) D. Wm. Dean,
Clerk of the Circuit Court ot the
Territory of Hawaii
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A newspaper must be imbued with the spirit of American neu
trality if its character and course would be neutral in the present Euro
pean crisis The American position is dehrite and plain. It is one
of friendship and impartiality tor and with all of the warring powers.
A newspaper which honestly feels that way and adheres to that policy
has no cause to explain, either on the mainland or in these Islands.
The defense by German army heads of Turkish atrocities in
Armenia and Turkish persecution of Christians, reported by wireless
a few days ago, occurs to us as ill advised. Turkish infamies of this
particular sort are familiar to the United States and other Christian
lands, and the memory of them cannot be brushed aside by a haphaz
ard, military assertion.
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