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THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
After-Hour Training Schools
The proposition advanced by Mr. T. Brandt ot a system of after
hour educational and athletic schools for the young men of this island
is one in which we heartily concur, and it is doubtful that serious ob
jection will be made to it at any hand. The idea has been taken up
in many States and has been developed in a most satisfactory manner
and we can see even greater need for such institutions in a community
like unto ours than in the older commonwealths of the east. .Along
string of arguments could be presented in favor of such schools, but
this is not necessary for tliev will readily occur to anyone who has
lived here for any length of time and has given thought to the matter.
The drawback, it seems to us, is to be found in the question of
finances. The svstem would call for considerable money. We had atone
time hoped that the Legislatureniight take up the subject of nightschools
and provide the means for giving some system a fair trial throughout
the Territory. But this was not done; and as near as we can ascertain it
would be difficult loget such an appropriation through the Legisla
ture until such a system had been organized and its value had been
proved So there is probably nothing left to do but continue the
agitation until the public is sufficiently interested to supply the funds
for its maintenance.
If the system is to be started, however, with the expectation of
governmental endorsement and support later it should not be wholly a
Kauai affair. It should be gotten tinder way on all the islands simul
taneously, under the direction of some central institution or commit
tee. The Honolulu Y. M. C. A., which has members and draws its
support from all the islands, might be a proper institution to take the
lead, and we commend the idea to it.
As To Public Water
At this writing we have no information of an official character on
the subject, but there are reports which many people are disposed to
take seriously that the Territorial government is about to transfer to
large plantation interests certain water rights which belong to and are
essential to the development of important homesteading areas on this
island. At first we were inclined to doubt the correctness of this re
port, on account of the repeated assurances of Governor Pinkham that
lie was in accord with the present sentiment and purpose of encourag
ing and promoting homesUading in the Islands; but we now have the
positive assurance of two responsible eentlemen, made before the Ka
uai Chamber of Commerce, that it is true,
Without water there can be no such thing as homesteading, and
it is inconceivable to think that the water of a homesteading district
should be handed over to individuals or corporations, to be diverted to
other uses, We believe that this island is sincere in the claim put
forward many times and in many ways that it is in favor of giving
homesteading a fair trial. Large interests, small interests and indivi
duals of weight iii the community have steadfastly advanced this claim,
and they have shown in many ways that they are ready to back it up.
If the government has changed front, we want to know it.
While we are on this subject, we would like tb sav that there has
been too much of the artificial around the bureau of public lands lately
(back east they call it something else); and we are getting jolly well
sick of it over here. We want light on a few transactions and rumors
of transactions; and are. beginning to feel that a little hustling up in
the bureau itself would help matters greatly.
I CASES SET
FOR COMING TERM
Following are the cases set for
hearing before the Circuit Court at
the November term;
Jury Waived Alice Malihini
Rodrigues vs. Joe Rodrigues and
T. Teraoka, ejectment. S, K. Kaeo
Francis A. Coggeshall Likua vs.
Eakichi Akama, ejectment.
W. F. Sanborn vs. Kana Kahili-
kolo Paikulu, action in ejecttmnt
A. G. Kaulukou for plaintiff.
Civil Cases-Jury Tom Lee vs.
Chu Shoong, Ho Lau Yen and
Hee Fat, ejectment. E, A. Mott-
Smith, Alexander Lindsay, Jr.,
and C.'S, Dole, for plaintiff; Light
foot, & Lightfoot. S. K. Kaeo and
J. M. Kaneakua tor defendent.
Criminal Cases-Jury Territory
vs. Antonio Revira, rape. Commit
ment from Koloa district court.
Territory vs. Ah See arid Ah
Fat Ah S, assault and battery.
Appeal from Waimea district
Territ&ry vs. Thomas Cliile, as
sault and battery. Appeal from
Hanalei district ccurt.
Territory vs. F, A. Guptill,
heedless driving. Appeal from Li
hue district court.
Territory' vs. Mrs. Anna Souza,
assault and battery. Appear from
Koloa district court.
Louis, Portuguese; Edward Spill
ner, German; Arthut Gillmore
Juries For Term
In the Circuit Court last Wed
nesday morning juries were drawn
for the November term. It turn
ed out that the panel of grand
jurors wa exhausted and it be
came necessary to draw six names
from the first grand jury of the
year, One of the men drawn (Mr.
Conradt) 9 absent from the Is
lands. The drawings for the grand
jury were as follows:
Fred L. Zoller, E. Cropp, K. C.
Hopper, Samuel N, Hundley, E.
H. W. Broadbent, W. F. Sanborn,"
S. L. W. Hjorth, Paul Kahlbaum,
Jos. Gomes, Frank Cox, R. D.
Moler, M. B. Fernandez, Wm.
Chandler, T.' E. A. L. Kruse. C.
D. Millikin, E. H. Mahn. Richard
Whittington and Louis P. Con
radt. TRIAL JURY
Antone Nobriga, Jr., Charley
Olsen, Hans A. Reichelt, Samuel
K. Kaahu, Olaf Thronas, Henry
Eby, John H. Cutmnings. Fritz
Schumacher, Henry Weibke, Chas.
Kulanihakoi, Lawrence Clement,
HansElmshorst,Kwai Foon Lung,
Henry G. Spalding, Frank Kot,
Kanichi Tatekawa, Arthur Bennett,
Chas. B, Makee, Jos. F. Betten
court, Jr., Erling Mahlum, Chas.
Ebinger, Louis Kilauano, Louis
McKtague, 'Wm. Nordmyet,
Wm. Waialeale and F. R. Tracey.
Japanese of Kauai will 'quite
generally observe the birth anni
versary of the Emperor of Japan
Spreading Of The War Flames
To the world hoping for peace there is scant comfort in the spec
tacle we are now witnessing of new nations in the Balkans enter
ing the war and of others tottering between peace and the perdition of
Europe. These new recruits to the titanic struggle are new fuel to
the flames, imparting new stimulus to the energies running riot in a
mad orgv of destruction. After nearly fifteen months we have no sign
that the fires are burning less fiercely and instead of that its area and
intensity are increasing. At no time has there been a possibility of
peace; and even when new nations have been drawn into the struggle,
other nations have come in on the other side, riot only to balan:e the
strength but to heighten the war spirit.
At about the time the war began we read of some prediction that
the conflict would eventually enlist every nation on earth in a world
war which would last for twenty-five years. Are we coming to that ?
The further the conflict spreads the more difficult it will be to make
iJt-.ic. ii jit-w iiiuiuus ciuci ins me war couin, or would, do so on
one side or the other only it would be conducive to peace; but this has
not been done and there is no likelihood that it will be. War begets
treachery and daring, and the longer it continues on a large and in
creasing scale as now the more danger there is that one nation after
another will be forced, for self protection if for no other reason, into
it until all are engulfed; and the prophecv of the soothsayer of a uni
versal war will have come true.
Even to us away out here, half around the globe from this con
suming conflagration of wnr. there is something terrifying in the
spread of the flames to new lands and among new peoples. How far
will this devouring tide, spreading like a flow of lava from Mauna
Loa, extend ?
America is undoubtedly awakening to the situation. It is a larger
and more vit'il proposition that it appeared to be a year ago or even
six months ago, and incident after incident has brought the outline of
peril nearer. It is not a pleasant thine to think of peaceful America
on a bnsis of armed neutrality, as are little Switzerland, Scandivanin
and Holland; but circumstances appear to be forcing such a situation.
It takes a long time to develop serviceable armies from a civilian
population; and faced as we are, not with the possibility alone but
with the probability of being forced to take a firm hand in the struggle
sooner or later, either to protect ourselves, to defend our rights or as
a competent peacemaker, able to enforce conclusions, the work of pre
paration nas pronauiv pegun none too soon.
iiimsworKisiinporiantoninemainiina.it is more important
here. We are isolated and exposed. We are small and can never hope
to develop much strength of our own for purposes of defense, but if
our young men are organized; equipped and drilled in their duties
tliev might prove of invaluable assistance to the regular defenders of
our Islands in time of peril. On Kauai our possibilities are minute-
but we ca:i do something. We should be able to organize four strong
companies of infantry, giving us a battalion under a major; and possi
bly a troop of cavalry. Thtv might never be needed and let us hope
anu pray mat it may be so.
But tliev may be needed and needed badly.
New York Sends These
Exquisite Fall Waists
We select them from the linos of one of the n't manufacturers in the
metropolis. They just got here, and we hasten to put them on riinplny.
They are the incut recent HtyU, and supplement our already complete
To nee these lovely wa'.sts is to desire them; so we are naturally eager
to have yon inspect them. The prices ar.) likable as the styles.
Silk Plaids and Novelty
Weave. $4.50 to $7.50.
Dinner Waists in Georget
te Crep and Chiffon over
Silk. $5.50 to $15.00
A splendid lot of Organdie
and voile waists. $1.75 to
Middy Blouses in every
style. $1.25, $1.50. $2.00.
"Kealoha" Middies. $1.50
Box 566 SACHS' Honolulu
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medals- San Francisco and
San Diego Expositions.
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Chart, specifying makt and modtl
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An oi.n max, almost of the allotted ' three score years and ten "
was sentenci d to jail in the Lihue district court yesterday for six
months upon conviction of the charge of drunkkenness. It is a great
question as t what suould really be done with such cases in rural
communities. Habits of men of such great age cannot be changed by
leeal methods, and probably cannot he altered at all; and punishment
may have an effect contrary to that aimed at. There should probably
be a Territorial home for such cases, where aged victims of the drink
habit might be treated, but under a certain amount of restraint but
without the humiliation of being incarcerated with thieves and thugs.
J. I. Silva, Prop.
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