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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1916.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Daily Overland Mail
We understand that officials of the postoffie department have come
forward with the suggestion that an overland mail be given the route
from Lihue to Kekaha on Tuesday mornings, this in lieu of the daily
service which is desired and has been urged by the Kauai Chamber
of Commerce. Under this plan, as we understand it, the mail would
be cut out on one of the other davs of the week (presumably outward
from Lihue Monday mornings) so as to leavt the service three trips a
wtek each way, as now.
No matter what it is, nor how it is, nor whose it is, however, we
are. like the Irishman, "Ag" in it." What we want on this island is
a daily mail service each wav. We believe that wt will get just that,
sooner cr later. But we will not get it if we Jstart in accepting this
and that little compromise, fiamed up by understudies of the postof
This time the matter is being squarely put up t o the postoffice
authorities. If they have not clearly understood the situation before,
they will understand it now, for thev will have all facts, maps, statis
tics, etc, before them We believe that the merits of Kauai's conten
tion will appeal to the department and that the daily service will be
A great IF..L of trouble is being experienced by the Industrial
Accident Board of Kauai in getting employers of labor to make final
teports upon cases. The law distinctly provides for such repot t-, and
there are penalties, which the Board has been loath to exact. To grt
the best results from the compensation law, it should be complied with;
and we bespeak for the secretary of the Board more consideration nt
the hands of the public in this particular phase of the mattct.
SiT.Ninv. 3:20,000 and di-tnrbinsr 1 - whole country in order that
x or erven tlnusahd- of dollar.- limy ! appropriated to ive out the
expenses of the Honolulu circuit nurt nr- to ih iis about the results
to be expected from a ra cial .e.-.-dii nf t he b-gi.-ilaUire. We fire, not op
lxing the idea of a special session, but wi.-li first to have a better reason
for it than La yet Ix-en put forward.
We ksow rivenburgh to be a man of ability and considerable
' hustle" and are hopeful of good results from his appointment to
the land office. There is much re-forming to be done, heaven knows.
Much has been left undone far too long. Rivenburgh has a fine field
and a fair show. It's up to him.
That Army Pay Bill
According to the so-called "pay bill" now before Congress, which
has os its object the payment of part wages to the National Guard, of
ncers mm men oi me uuaru wouiu receive tne toliowing per. annum:
Major Keuerals, $800; brigadiers, 8700; colonels, S600; lieutenant
colonels, $550; majors, $525; captains, $500; first lieutenants, $300
second lieutenants, $250. Non-coms and enlisted men would be paid
on a basis of 25 per. cent of the regular army schedule, which would
uivj a h:h private in the rear rank, for instance, about $45 a year.
In ;ts present form, however, the bill, if enacted into law, would
result in complications in this Territory, and it is assumed that some
special proviso in regard to Hawaii will be inserted. For instance,
tne bill ' j .M nctlv states that up to 600 men in any Congressional dis
trict shall be so paid. That is all right on the mainland, where few,
if any, Congressional districts muster 600 guardsmen; but here in this
district of Hawaii there are not less than 4,000 members of the Guard!
While 600 are drawing the pay indicated, what will the other 3,400
This bill was not thought anything of on Kauai when the Guard
was being organized, and had nothing at all to do with the enthusiasm
developed on the subject of a full regiment here. If it becomes Jaw
however, and does include our Kauai companies (which seems likely)
it will be of great assistance in keeping up enthusiasm, particularly
among t lie enlisted men, to many of whom the time and other items
Whether the Federalizing of the local Guard, which the bill will
also probably mean, will meet with entire favor it is impossible to say
at this time. Much will depend, we suppose, on the scheme for car
rying out the plan.
THE COURSE OF THE!
Erzerum And Trebizond
urzerum ana ireoizoua, tne two cities wnicn nave figured con
spicuously in Russian operations lately against the Turks, are, perhaps,
little known to the average student, and yet it should be otherwise,
for both have figured in important historical events from, practically,
the beginning of the Christian era. Trebizond is a port on the Black
Sea, and is the sea terminus of a once highly important trade route
through and over the mountains and plains into Persia and practically
down into India. Erzerum is a garrison city of 43,000 people, plus
an indefinite number of troops, closing the roads from Kars, Olti and
other parts of the frontier. The western Euphrates has its source
few miles from the town.
i.rzerum is vital to i urKey s traae witn i'ersia, tor tne various
routes of caravan traffic converge there, and serviceable railway facili
ties are already firmly in the grip of the Russians. Trebizond is the
commercial base, crude as the facilities are, for Erzerum (five days bv
carriage) and other points intervening and beyond. With this stretch
of country in the hands of the Russians, the back door of Turkey
would be more than half closed and that country would suffer a seri
ous, commercial handicap.
Owing to its isolated position, perhaps, Trebizond in olden times
was permitted to shift for itself and more than once was an indepen
dent kingdom. It has belonged to various Asiatic factions and to
Ruksia, being ceded to Turkey finally. Erzerum, in her history, has
also been si.ed by Russia and returned, by treaty, to Turkev. The
populations of these two cities are mixed, being principally Armenian,
Turk, Jew and subdivisions of those and other races.
Although a picturesque country, and possessing certain charms
all its own, the territory between the somewhat treacherous harbor at
Trebizond and Erzerum, lying at the terminus of thirty miles of desert,
has already been regarded by peaceful Americans as a very good place
to stuv sway from, and if vireless reports of the past few days are to
be believed it is less desirable just now as a pleasure resort than ever
before; and we do not recommend the route to Kauai globe-trotters
when they go "touring" again.
This way they have in national conventions of calling for n om
i nations for presidents by States in their alphabetical order has its
bad features, and we hope that Hawaii's delegation to Chicago will
see that the svstem is changed A great State, or bunch of States,
should not lead off in the making of nominations, for it might develop
a false enthusiasm of a force to carry a convention off its feet, and
nominations be made which were not previously thought of and which
inir.ht not be satisfactory afterward. The logical way is to lead up to
the- ure.it proposition gradually, and to go about it right the Terri
tories (not the States) should be the first to nominate. Next should
folio v 'i districts (Alaska and the District of Columbia), then the
posses-:., ii ( the Philippines and Porto Rico) and finally the great
States. Wt commend this idea to the G. O. P. delegation from Ha
waii in.! hope thev will insist upon it in the convention at Chicago.
da v.- 1 1.
is considered to be the headquarters of the Kauai
:! Society, and most of the meetings should and probably will
I ie, we are quite partial to the idea of holding occasional ineet
. !.,.. of historic interest elsewhere on the island. The session
tie old Smith homestead, in Koloa, was along that line. We
v ii!;e to siigge.t a meeting at what we Udicve is known as the
.-. II hoincMead, in Waimcfi, with papers concerning t he early
ic and thereabouts.
It was a great pity that the grand time prepared bv the Nation
al Gtiaid companies at Makaweli for Saturday night should have been
mterfficd with bv the inclement weather. Had weather conditions
been favorable there would have been a record attendance and the af
fair would surely have been a signal success in every way. We are
hopeful that the reception may be regarded as in two sections and
that the second section will come when better weather conditions are
Si-AKCiiiNG of American vessels and taking passengers there
from caused a racket which began in 1812 and ended three years lat
ter with the offender suing for peace. We are not quite clear on what
makes the difference in 1916.
(Special Washington correspondence of "CUE
GARDEN ISLAND. )
Washington, D. C, February
18: Reptal of the free sugar clause
of the Underwood tariff law was
approved as a party measure yes
terday by the House Democratic
caucus. The vote was 84 to 20.
As the law now stands sugar
would go on the free list May 1,
with a consequent estimated reve
nue loss at the rate of $40,000,000
annually. The repeal, which is
expected to pass both houses be
fore May 1. is provided for in a
bill prepared by Majority Leader
A vigorous fight against the free
sugar repeal was led by Represen
tative Keating of Colorado, who
denounced the action as a repudia
tion of party doctrine. Represen
tative Hilliard, Colorado, also told
how the partv in Colorado for
twenty years had preached the
doctrine that the repeal bill pro
posed to repudiate.
lne touowing Democrats gave
formal notice that they absolved
themselves from being bound by
the Caucus, by reasons of either
pledges or convictions: Represen
tatives Almon, Alabama; Bailev
Pennsylvania; Callaway, Texas;
Hilliard and Keating, Colorado;
Howard, Georgia; -Johnson, Ken-
tuckey;Tavenr.er, Illinois; Thonip
son, Oklahoma; and Van Dyke,
Washington, D. C, Feb. 16.
Representative Kitchin has pre
sented in the House a resolution
framed by the Ways and Means
Committee repealing that portion
of the tariff law which places im
ports ot sugar on the free list on
May 1, 1916. It's expected the
resolution will be taken up for
consideration bv the House about
Friday, February 25, and passed
with little delay. The administra
tion leaders fear that if the repeal
legislation is delayed longer orpo
sition to it may become strong
enough in the Senate to prevent
passage prior to May. first, which
would complicate matters mightily
as well as lose tne ireasury some
much-needed revenue. Should the
repeal legislation go over until af
ter May first large quantities of
sugar would be brought in free be
fore the duty could be restored
No doubt seems to exist fas to the
favorable action of the House on
the Kitchen resolution but there
are rumors that some of the old
line free trade Democrats in the
Senate like Hardwicke, of Georg
ia; James, of Kentucky; and Sauls
bury, of Delaware, may balk and
at least delay if they cannot defeat
the resolution. The repeal measure
is backed bv the administration
but the grip of the administration
on Congress is daily growing weak
er and a fair sized revolt against
continuing the sugar tariff may
Mr. Wong Hock Shi, Army Tailor
of Kapaia, begs to announce that he is at
the service of the officers and men of the
National Guard on Kauai, in the matter of
field and dress uniforms.
Mr. Wong Hock Shi was formerly army
tailor at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, at
which place he gave great satisfaction.
HONOLULU. T. H.,
December 1, 1910.
To all uliniii it may i-miccm
uinl ii,ccially to the J'ut
Kxcliune ut Kurt Kilmer.
Mr. Woiik Hock Shi has maiiaixecl a very successful tailor shop
here km. I ii vcu sat i.-fart inn (.. all. Mis .-.Imp is still expanding in size ainl
inlliieiKjc and lie seem.- In excel as a cutler.
V. 8. SCHUYLER.
Col. 5th. Cav.,
J. I. Silva, Prop.
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