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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, AUOUST 15, 1916.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
s- AUGUST 15
Diorama Of Waimea Canyon
Wo wish again to call attention to the diorama of Waimea canyon
which it is proposed shall he prepared ami used in the Moral parade at
Honolulu and also exhibited in the rooms of the Pan-Pacific Club.
Hawaii's wn artist, 1). Howard Hitchcock, will do the work, which is
in itself guarantee sullicicnt that it will he a thing of Wauty and will at
tract the attention which the subject deserves.
This ohject is a good one. It is the kind of advertising that will
attract instant attention and we believe will bring' results. As we have
remarked before, Waimea canyon is the big tourist card of Kauai and
a diorama of it would surely make a tremendous hit in the February
The committee looking after arrangements for scenic Moats at Hono
lulu have fstimated the cost of the Waimea canyon diorama at 8"U0.
This is a very moderate figure, indeed.jjnd the Kauai Chamber of Com
merce should have no ditliculty in getting the amount together.
This is one matter that should be acted upon favorably by the
Chamber at its meeting Saturday night.
The Town Of Gorizia, or Gorz
Mention in the despatches of "Gorizia"' as the Austrian city cap
tured a few days ago by the Italians may have caused some confusion,
"(iorizia" is merely the Italian name for tin- ancient city of Gorz, the
capital of the Austrian orownland oi Gorz and Gradisoa, about 3W miles
s. v. f Vicuna and " miles n. n-w. of Trieste the strategic key to tlie
latter city. At the last census it had a population of 2o,432, mostly
Italians, the remainder being largely Slovenes and Germans. It is a
church center, containing several ancient and beautifully decorated cathe
drals. An old castle, formerly used by the rulers but of recent years turned
into military barracks, is a conspicuous structure on an eminence in the
town. On another eminence near the city is the Franciscan convent of
Castagnavizza in the vaults of which lie the remains of Charles X, of
France, and many other notables of past times. Seven miles from Gorz
is Monte Santo (2'2o feet), on which stands a pilgrimage church which
is much frequented.
The town has a soft, Mediterranean-like climate and i. adorned with
pretty gardens, a few of them of wide note, owing to their extent and
Gorz was chartered in 1307, although it existed as a town four hun
dred years prior to that. During the middle ages the greater part of its
population was German, but they were supplanted largely later by the
The great city of Trieste is the objective of the Italian invasion. In
order to reach that goal it was necessary to take the fortified town of
Gorz which lies directly in the road and up to last week had proved an
(fleet ivo block in the path of the Italian armies. Unless Austria can
now throw a very large army between Gorz and Trieste it is hard to sec
why the latter city may not be in a state of seige at the hands of the
Italians in a very few days. Should Trieste succumb to the invaders it
would be merely a short time when the great naval base of Pola would
fall and Austria's licet be placed in a serious plight. However, there is
much hard lighting ahead for the Italians before any part of this pro
gram can lie carried out.
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Infantile paralysis (acute anterior poliomyelitis) which is causing so
many deaths among children of Xew York city and the facts of which
are taking up space daily in the news, is not a new disease and yet it is
little understood. There was a great epidemic of it in Xew York in
1U07 in which 2,o00 cases were treated, and outbreaks occurred in 1!KJ!(,
11111 and 11)13. Inasmuch as it seemed to be a biennial allair an out
break was looked for by some authorities last year, but it appears to have
broken the rule and appeared twelve months later.
Tin- causative agency of infantile paralysis is not known, although
it is clearly a germ disease ami it seems to be acutely infectious. Ex
periments in passing the disease to animals have been successfully accom
plished. A few years ago scientists were of the opinion that the disease
was spread by the large, stable fly. Since then, however, observations
have led to the conclusion that the common house fly was probably Un
guilty party. Then, again, a singular fact is that the disease has ap
peared and has spread at times of the year when there were no Hies at
all. Students of the disease are now coming to suspect that it may be
spread in the same way as influenza or common colds.
The present epidemic in Xew York city is the worst of all, both in
the number of cases and number of deaths, and the whole country has
become alarmed about it. Inasmuch as other cities have not been visit
ed to any extent by the disease there seems to be a feeling that some
peculiar local condition may be at the bottom of these outbreaks and
that other parts of the country are in no particular peril. Surely the
danger to us in these remote islands would seem to be very small.
Somk iika of how "prcpan dness'' plans are working out in I he army
may be gleaned from the item of motor trucks recently added to the
equipment of the forces in the field. Between March 20 and .Inly I one
great auto factory at Detroit built and delivered at the Kio Grande, with
747 drivers and mechanics, "17 immense trucks for the speedy transpor
tation of men and supplies at short or great distances. In addition to
these, the factory was preparing to deliver 200 great chainless trucks for
The resignation of Dr. Sinclair from his ofliee as head of the tulier
eulosis wot k in the Islands is a matter that should not be passed over
lightly. The reason given for his resignation is that he wishes to en
gage in private practice. That does hot satisfy. Something has happen
ed, and the public is entitled to know what that something is. Dr. Sin
clair is regarded as an authority on the subject of tuberculosis, not only
in these Islands but throughout the United States. Everything was ex
pected of him in the campaign which is taking on new vigor throughout
the group against the white plague. Much was expected as the result
of investigations made during his recent visit to the States. In place of
that we have his resignation and departure from this important work
There is something behind all this. We do not know what it is,
but there is a blank, occupied only by question mark, and we want
to sec something else there. It seems quite improbable to us that Dr.
Sinclair resigned solely for the reason that be wished to engage in private
practice; in fact we are almost prepared to say that such is not the case.
There is another reason, and quite likely it is also of public interest and
importance and should be haled into the light.
This is a matter in which Honolulu is not alone concerned. Kauai
is much interested in it, as are also Maui and Hawaii. We want the full
and complete reasons for the resignation of Dr. Sinclair, whatever they
Tiik Hawaiian kihtios of the Sunset Magazine has been issued. It
carries a brilliantly colored interpretation of Waikiki surf-riding, with
Diamond Head in the background, ami contains a lengthy descriptive
article by Katherine P. Mayhew, entitled "In Aloha Land," which deals
with all of the islands. The writer's tribute to Kauai is quite generous
and artistic, particularly her references to Waimea canyon.
The Liiii k barber shop could make Hughes and Wilson exactly a like
for 15 cents. But we are vitally interested in sending good material to
the Legislature, and, with one or two exceptions, it is not yet in evidence.
Only a few days remain for the filing of nomination paper and we do
hopethat lefore the time expires more candidates capable of looking
after the interests of the island will be fn the field.
The Endorsement by the Hawaiian Bar Association of .Judge L. A.
Dickey to succeed himself on the Kauai Circuit bench is much appreci
ated. Judge Dickey has more than made g 1 here and we believe that
citizens of the island, of all ixilitical creci s, agn c that a change should
not be made. The Garden Island hopes t l i t Judge Dickey will be re
appointed without question or delay.
The news from Washington that the D lnoerals may tax huge for
tunes is particularly disconcerting to newspaper men in this warm weather.
Wholesale and Retail Groceries
Dry Goods of all Descriptions.
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Post Office, Kealia
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Tiik lJi'sn of people to Hanalei in the past few weeks has been an
object lessuii of the need of and possibilities for larger hotel accommoda
tions there. Partial completion of the belt road has made travel to Ha
lei comparatively easy and it is a question of only a short time when
that place will be i leading week-end resort for Kauai people. Moreover,
with larger and better hotel accommodations, Honolulu folk and tourists
from the outside would Hock there in numbers. Some day there will be
a great, rc.-ort hotel at Hanalei, and the promoters of it will realize
handsomely from it.
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd.
buys and sells
REAL, ESTATE and
STOCKS and BONDS
and rents SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
Fort and Merchant Sts.
Tiik ( ! .ykdkn Island is having the greatest dilliculty in getting the
results of the lloud of bancball games which are pulled oil in the military
league on Sundays. These scores should be turned in to some central
place so they could be gotten at readily. A little more publicity would
be a great thing for the games, and with wholesale baseball on as at
present publicity may be greatly facilitated by the team captains in the
manner almve indicated.
Let Us Do All Your
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
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month. The Daily is delivered by auto at every town.
oils correctly refined from
asphalt-base crude "distill
without decomposition" (do not
break up and lose their lubricating
value under cylinder heat) and
"are much better adapted to motor
cylinders, as far as their carbon
forming proclivities are concern
ed, than are paraffine-base Penn
Motorists who use Zerolene, an oil
scientifically refined from asphalt
base crude, back up the experts with reports such as
these: "Covered over 16,000 miles without adjust
ing valves or cleaning out carbon." "The carbon
taken out of this car in 50,000 miles amounted to
less than an ounce." Zerolene Is for sale at dealers
everywhere and at service stations and agencies of
the Standard Oil Company.
the Standard Oil fir Motor Cars
LIHUE STORE, Local Agents.
SEND YOUR BROKEN LENSES
We Repair Them
WALL 8 DOUGHERTY
Southwark-Harris Diesel Engines
Marine and Stationary
Let us quote you.
Standard Gas Engines Still at the old
Honolulu Iron Works Co,
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Telephone No. 102.