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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, JULY 4, 1916.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Wailele At Waimea
The Glorious Fourth
This nation will today observe .its 140th birth anniversary.
July 4, 1776, the American patriots, assembled in old Independence
Hall in Philadelphia, signed the famous declaration which severed
America from the mother country and marked the beginning of the
republic. Although its sponsors took great personal risk in putting
forward the immortal document, the country was ripe for it and it
fired the impulses of the independence idea as probably nothing elst
could have done.
In its preamble Thomas Jefferson put forward a new political
doctrine then, but the force and justice of which have since been bet
ter understood. "We hold this truth to be self-evident that all men
are created equal." This proposition, although probably a self-evident
truth to Jefferson, was jeally a new revelation to that age. In it,
however, you have the kernel of the republic in this declaration is
the constitution of the United States contained
For a historic event of such moment one might suppose that it
would mark the date of some decisive victory, or of the first unfurling
of the new nation's banner. But the day marks no battle in the field
or other triumphal event. It was a season of reasonable calmness
It may interest some to know that in 1777, in honor of tht first
anniversary of the glorious day, every soldier was ordered an extra
gill of rum, The orders at that time read: "Tomorrow, the anni
versary of the Declaration of Independence, will be celebrated by fir
ing 13 pieces of cannon and a feu de jot to the whol line." At Lihue
we hnven't the thirteen pieces of cannon; so will have to content
ourselves with patriotic addresses and the parade of the National
Guard. When asked about the feu de joi Colonel Broadbent smiled
but shook his head doubtfully.
This, we believe, is the first attempt of Kauai to have a Fourth
of July celebration on a very large scale, although Waimea has had
some very creditable exercises in the past. It is certainly the first
time that the observance has been graced with military frills. The
whole idea is a good one. Such oDservances impress the young in
the right way and form a link in the chain f patriotic instruction
which makes for good, loyal citizenship.
Both Sides Of The Brown Case
We are presenting in this issue both the reply of the Department
of Education to the committee of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce,
in re the Brown case, and the report of the committee to the Cham
ber based thereon.
It is an established American principle, and a matter of simple
justice and right, that both sides to a case in conrt, or a community
controversy, be permitted to state its case; and in this Brown con
troversy particulaalv we feel tint the time is at hand when, to use a
familiar expression, all the cards should be laid upon the table. This
paper, in domz that, is fulfilling one of the most pstent and import
ant duties of journalism.
Our sympathies have always been cordially and sincerely with
the earnest teachers forming the center of this unfortunate contro
versy. At the same time we concede the necessity of obedience to
rules and discipline in the Depaitment of Education, and its indis
putable right, legal and otherwise, to dispense with the services of
teachers with whom it finds itself unable to work harmoniously and
The "Crawl" Of Carranza
The steamer Wailele arrived at
Waimea Friday morning, bring
ing a cargo of fertilizer and ex
plosives. She loaded sugar and
sailed again at 4 o'clock Saturday
afternoon for Honolulu, taking
mail from that ide of the islands.
Many prominent Kauai people
have received invitations reading
Mr. and Mts. Ah Woi request
I your presence ut the marriage and
.reception of their daughter Kam
Sun to Chit Kong. Sund iv after
noon, July nineth nineteen hun
dred and sixteen, at three e'clock
at the residence of the bridegroom
President Carranza, of Mexico, has delivered to American authori
ties the colored cavalrymen captured by his bandits at Carrisal and
to that extent has crawled" to the Washington administration. This
does not mean that the trouble is ended, however, nor that any real
advance has been made. On the other hand it will give Carranza and
his outlaws a chance to prepare for further outiages to be perpetrated
as soon as American vigilance is slackened.
It will be nothing short ot criminal if Wilson and his advisers
permit anything to stand in the way of a complete clearing up of the
Mexican situation. This is ths third time in eight years that Mexico
has been threatened with attack unless she put her house in order,
and it should be the last. Another withdrawal of troops from the
border would mean merely a quick resumption of the reign of murder
which has characterized Mexican warfare for so long.
The job is necessary; we have more than half tackk-d it. Let
our troops boldlv cross the Rio Grande and finish it up.
Kauai is to be honored in her first big Fourth of July celebration
tomorrow by the presence of the Governor of the Territory. Special
significance attaches to the circumstance from the fact that a visit of
the Governor on the Fourth was earnestly sought by other Islands, and
h was wanted in Honolulu; and he is turning from all these things
to honor Kauai with his presence and moral support to our program.
We are hopeful that everything possible will be done to make the
Governor's visit pleasant throughout.
Kauai should begin to bestir herself in the matter of a large
delegation to the Civic Convention in Hilo, now less than three
months off. The county fair will take place there at the same time,
so that it will be a doubly interesting occasion. It is a long swing
from Kauai to liilo, but with excursion boats making close ronnec
tions the tour will be greatly simplified, As the sponsor for the last
Civic Convention, Kauai should be represented at Hilo in force.
President Wilson told the Associated Ad Clubs at Philadelphia
last Thursday night that he would compel the nations of the earth to
respect American policies. It is very nice to hear that this will be
done in future, but we are unable to understand why the chief execu
tive has not compelled a proper respect for American noliciea in t Vn
past two years. On what is almost the eve of election occurs to us as
being a rather late repentance.
Brodie To Travel
II. II. Brodie. retiring super
vising principal of schools, left in
the Kinau fot Honolulu and the
coast and a tour of the east which
will last until early in September.
Upon his return Mr. Brodie will
take np his work as principal of
New Directory Out
The Honolulu and Islands direc
tory for 1916 has reached Kauai.
It is a largei book than the one
put forward in 1915 and the com
pilers seem to think that it is an
improvement in other respects.
While csrninR to Lihue Frida
morning Major B. D. Baldwin
struck into a heavy blow on th
road and suddenly the windshield
of his niachire was thrown back
and smashed on the stearing
wheel. The occurrence was si
sudden as to frighten the planta
lion manager for a moment, but
aside from being treated him to j
shower of broken glass he wa
not harmed. ,
The military department ha
: , r 1 r .
Iiuvuicu a ntnii tor clerical tx
penses of headquarters o f tin
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