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THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
COKE STRONG FOR
BOOTS OF M'CARN
Write it 1916.
Planters And The Military.
The sugar planters of the island of Maui advance several reasons
for the interest thev are taking in the section of the National Guard
established on that island an interest, by the way, which lias mani
fested itself in plantation managers taking their places as officers, in
armories which they have erected or are equipping and in providing
for the requirements of the companies. One of the reasons given as a
minor one is that the National Guard interests and is of value to the
laborers and that the ciTect of it is to make the laboring classes better
satisfied with their surroundings and mole certain to stay where they
are . .
The latter is given as a minor reason, but we regard it as of im
portance. It is worth big money to a plantation to have its labor suli
fied with conditions; and anything that will bring that about is worth
going after and paying for. We can plainly see how the National
Guard, with its parades, its athletic features, its target contests, its
social functions, etc.. can aid materially in bringing contentment into
the camps of the working people. It would have much to do in check
ing the disposition to shift about and drift into the city, and would
create a far more healthful labor condition.
We need tne National UuarU on Kauai tor tnat reason it tor no
other and there are manv other good leasons. The plantation man
agers should look the matter squarely in the face. Less than $15,000,
perhaps, would equip all the companies immediately requiring them
with servicable armories and other requirements, and we respectfully
submit that it would be money well expended.
It is to le hoped tnat the planters, at their next meeting, mav
carefully consider this matter, with a view to establishing th?' com
names in their respective localities ;n a manner that may prove en
tirely satisfactory to them.
Chas. II. Wilcox, o f Lihue,
returned Wednesday morning from
California where he took in the
fair, and completed an enjoyable
.Sfitclal Washington. Qomspondtnct of THE
Washington, D. C. Dec. 13.
Senator Tames Coke, of Honolulu,
is making a vigorous effort to land
the appointment of United States
Attorney for Hawaii to succeed
Teff McCarn, resigned. Senator"
Coke has the active support of i
United States Senators Qilie James,
of Kentucky; Chamberlain and
Lane of Oregon; Shafroth, of Co
lorado, Overman, of North Caro
lina; Martine.of New ersey;Shep-
herd, of Texas: Harwicke, of Geor
gia; Robinson, of Arkansas; and a
large number of the Democratic
members of the House who accom
panied the Congressional Tarty to
Hawaii last Spring, lie has the en
dorsements of a number of mem
bers of the Bar of Hawaii but, as
vet. has not recc i ved the support
of National Committeeman Wilson.
Unless the appointment should be
given to some applicant from the
mainland it is likely Coke will get
The Board of Supervisors of the
County of Kauai, at Lihue, Ha
waii, will receive bids up to Jami-j
ary 5, 1916 at 10 o'clock a. m., for
furnishing all labor, tools and
material and erecting a 5-room
teachers' cottage ' on the school
grounds at Waimea, Kauai,
A certified check for $60 made
pavable to the County of Kauai
must accompany each bid.
The successful bidder will be re
ouired to furnish a bond for 25
of the contract price.
Plans, specifications, etc., can
be had by sending $5.00 to the
J. H. Moragne,
County road supervisor.
Lihue, Kauai, T. II
Dec. 14 21-28- Jan. 4.
Object Lesson Of Storm
lhe experience of three vessels at 1'ort Allen last Saturday was a
striking object lesson of the need of a safe harboi at this island, and
we hope the tact may not be lost upon our friends of influence at Ho
nolulu, tho delegate to Washington and the Congress of the United
Port Allen is supposed to be the safest harbor we have at this
island at the present time, and was the logical haven for shipping in
time of storm. Yet one sailing vessel held on as though by her testh
a big steamer had to run out of port into the open sea to save herself
and a third vessel was driven to smash on the rocks, causing the loss
of most of her cargo and two lives.
Conditions of that sort should not exist. They paralyze shipping
conndence and strike at tlie heart ot commercial activity. Kauai is
rapidly developing, and harbor improvements have not kept pace with
that development. It can be no mean or unfair thing to sav that Con
gress is to blame for this condition of things. It is a sin of omis
sion, and should be rectified in definite action as soon as possible.
Too Many Firearms
The report of the county clerk to the governor shows that in the
period between July 20 and December 31 firearms to the extraordinary
number of 600 were sold on the island of Kauai. A very large num
ber of the weapons were revolvers
1 ins is an alarming state of altairs, and calls for rigid investiga
tion by the authorities.
For what purpose, or purposes, were so manv pistols purchased
by private parties of this small community in so short a time?
We want to know, The public wants to know. The public has
a right to know.
A curse of the islands is the number of pistols in the hands of
irresponsiDie parties, l ney nave made, ana are making, numerous
murders possible. And from the above showing it would appear that
in the past six months they have been acquired by wholesale here,
we nope tnat tne ponce department will can tor the .list ot pur
chasers of all these firearms, go over it carefully and make such in
vestigation as is possible as to the whys and wherefores of turning
this island into a pseudo arsenal.
The following arrived by the
W. G. Hall Friday morning:
Miss B. Scharch, Miss Grace Ing
Miss S. Kan. Miss Y. Kan, Miss
L. Weber, Mrs. F. Weber, R. W.
T. Purvis. Mrs. R. W. T. Purvis
Miss Strand. Miss Mitchell Miss
Wilkins, Miss Colburn,M:ss Chris-
topherson, Miss J. Stewart,, Miss
E. G. Parker, MissE Trask. Miss
Alice Lee, E. A. Creevey, Mrs.
Creevey, P. Fitz Gibbons, Judge
L. Dickey, D. Trask. Miss H. Mor
gan. Miss M. Holt, Miss II. Sam
son, Hiss ai , samson, miss cuar-
man, Mrs. Charman, MissM. Chris
tian, Mrs. M. Gregon, Miss H.
Sheldon. Miss D. Sheldon, Miss
A. Alohikea, Mrs. J. Papaia, Mas-
Papaia, Miss McClymont.
The following" arrived by the
Kinau Wednesday morning. J.L.
Bates, C. H. Wilcox. Max Basker,
T. Monioka. Mr. and Mrs. E. O.
Thurtell. C. W. Ahrens, R. Tsu-
noda, T. Wada, Miss M. Lihau,
Ed. Lihau, Y. Morikami. H. Will
geroth and wife, Miss Penniman,
Dr. Putman, A. Horner, Jr., E.
Bermer. Jr. C. Willis, Jr., Miss
Fray, Miss Hoag, L. M Swartz,
A. F. Hennes, O. Lihau, Mrs.
Lihau, F. Arakawa, Sam Chang,
Mrs. T. Seike. Ah Sam.
S Passenger 1916
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THE BANK OF HAWAII,
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Deposits are received subject
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 Boxes fo
Rent $2 and $3 a Year
1916 to Kauai friends
Stock of Jewelry never
The itaval program of the United States which includes the
building of 2,000-ton submarines marks an epoch of startling impor
tance in the maritine world. If submarines, for war purposes, of 2,000
tons may be built, why may we not also have freight and passenger
submarines of tonnage as great as that? The only answer is that we
may. Following out the idea, may not the water commerce of the
world be transferred from the surface of the sea to regions below,
where it will be out of reach of battleships, cruisers, torpedo boats,
forts and the like? It certainly appears that we are coming to that.
The mews last night (provided it is not soon contradicted) that
a Japanese squadron had sailed for the Suez canal, presumably in
tending to enter the Mediterranean, adds a new phase to the cam
paign in south European waters. This step is undoubtedly taken as
a protest against Austrian submarine warfare, and how far it may ex
tend remains to be setu. However, a squadron, which is supposed
to be only tour ships and an auxilfary or two. would not cut much
figure on the armored Mediterranean just at present.
Up-to-date Livery, Dray ing and Boarding Stable and Auto
BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Leaving Kekaha every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
ARRIVING AT THEIR DESTINATION IN THREE HOURS
F. WEBER Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea P. O. Box 71
Kauai seems not to have escaped the embezzlement epidemic
which prevailed in the Islands in 1915. There has come to be too
much of this sort of thing, while, with good times and exceptional
advantages for ambitious and honest men. one would think there
would be none at all. The incidents of the past few months under
this head denote a criminal streak in our citizenship which should not
be there and is to be generally deplored.
It is now learned that the bark Ivanhoe, wrecked at Port Allen,
was built in 1868 and was so old that she had for sometime not been
listed in maritime records. In fact she had been a "scrap-heaper"
and was pressed into service recently on account of the scarcity of
ships brought about by the war in Europe. They evidently have a
very inefficient system of inspection in Chili or the vessel would never
have been permitted to sail at all.
, ELEELE STORE
J. I. Silva, Prop.
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Main Office, Eeele, Kauai. Tel. 7 1 W.
Honolulu is at last warming up to the wisdom of concrete
streets, and we are pleased fo note it. Had a campaigu ot this sort
been started fifteen years ago. the city would have been saved a small
fortune which nas Deen uselessly expended on make shitt streets, to
say nothing of the patience and religion of the population.
The promotion of Dr. F. L Putman to be chief surgeon of the
Third Reisiinent of the National Guard, with the rank of Major, is an
honor fully deserved by the Lihue gentleman, and is a compliment to
Kauai which is much appreciated.
Commissioner-General of Immigration Camminetti disproves
of Filipino immigration into Hawaii. A part of that immigration has
not been a success in every particular, it is to be admitted, but there
may be no good reason, on that acc unit, to condemn the whole thing.
Dip You keep your New Year resolutions one day or a day and
Let Us Do All Your
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
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