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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 21. 1316.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmon
pra. ti. , 1.;-,-h,e--- pr..piMt i n : Ir wv wni.t a -li:i!if t all? On :
i i j ) t of inr liiisx po; mint ion. our i :vt r-i1y nf j.Jffi at ! i.l.-nJf nnl the
cuDllirt of n.at. rial interest at various ot-sles it in impossihlo for a gv
eri or f Hawaii t .h-lieht tvcrvlxvlv. Governor I'iitkhani ha come
refin r tlx-ina:k. .o-vt'Ter. t!ian any ol.it f executive we have ever l al,J
!an l on a 1-; of the nxh rn hv-rorl 'Vafety first"' we are ineliiwl h-,
etledly towari nxro of Governor ri.ikhani tl::n a rhanpe which woul.l
) ihmhtful n? t.i rUils at the verv lt.
Playing Portuguese Against Orientals
Under the above ii"!injr a Portuguese mvp.iper of Honolulu take
exception to a r-eejit lit rini in this jtaj-jr euhi:.,: attention, firt. t:the
comi'laint of an eh incut of Ka-:ai Portuguese HCjiii-t th" l.ih-r ehar s
for merchandise in tic stores ,;t present :i!il, wvoii'l, th.it ojr in-rehaiit-were
heirless in the :iii-.Ui r. Tie- eilitori.J r f. rre-1 t wss ha-tl upon a
statement recently nnuie hv a eu-'e'ini r to a imrchr.nt to the following
ei!eet: "The plantation pay u a larpt-bonu unl the ore Like it
hack again." The Honolulu paper intimate that country st rt k- r
may le taking advantage of the present Htuation "to add on a e-i.t or
two to make an even nickel on the price of potls." Attention i aio
called to the fact that the living expenses of Portugui-e is n.-.u-h h'.h. i
than are those of certain other lalxirii.g ela in the Island.
In The Gakhen I-la.ni's editorial n f. rr-I to the whole idea
and aim was to induce people of this i-'ai.d who do read the n-vsp.ip.rs
and keep ported on conditions, to go out of their way and take the tin.
to explain to those less well informed the i-xart causes .f the pres.it
hich prices of many article? of merchandi'. Curt figure on n.ar.y ar
ticles to the consumer on this island are not even now nearly so hi:!, a-
thev will ne in trie very near imure. v."U"ii, i -r m.-irir,eef i. iv y, c -
her ti. an cl a:.y
It cxai.vf:' that the Filipino who shot ami killed a friend and
wounded another man in llaiwpepe a week jj.'0 P(,t bis idea from a mo
tion picture which lie had seen. In this community, with so many un
inlipht ned, whose i mi t ions are so easily aroused, great caution should lie
u-fd in the matter of pictures. 1'ietorial sucgeetions likely to direct the
mind toward murder or other wrong-doing honld he eliminated entire
ly from programs. It should le possible to obtain tlassie and educational
f.hn pictures that leave something worth while on the mind. Surely
pT'vl'jetioi: that incite the ignorant to crime should not le brought here
nv aeeouiit .
ing un latelv hv leaps and hounds, until it is now hihi
time since the civil war in Aimrica. The int-vita'Je result r.f
he that in a few months all cotton goods in the stores will he
higher than most residents of the Inlands have evtr known.
We were not, in our editorial, defending the "high cost of living."
but merely endeavoring to caution consumers of this i.-land that e-c.tl
.merchants were not in any way to blame for conditions. (It may inter
est our contemporary to know that most of our indej,w luioi.t st"P-s
are owned by Portuguese, and that the complaint quoted was by a Por
tuguese against a Portuguese storekeeper.)
We do not agree that country merchant are talcing advantage of
the situation to make a little extra money, but feel quite jsitive that
ju.-t the opposite is the case on this island. In many instance? profits
have been cut to relieve the less fortunate classes of customers from
world conditions with which we now have to contend.
The point of our contemporary that the burden of present high
prices falls more heavily upon the Portuguese than upon certain other ele
ments of our working clashes is well taken, and we hojn- it will he Kr.ie
in mind by the public generally in considering this problem of the high
er cost of living in the country districts.
Tnrv have a very unique prohibition law in Tennessee. In fact it is
ii 't termed a prohibition law at all, but it works out that way. The
enactment, which was submitted t the people, simply provides that in
oxicatir.g liquor shall not lv sold witlrin four miles of any church or
S4.h-'i h tis-. It turned out that there was only one. lone spot in the
entire ,tste four miles and more from a church or school house, and that
place wa so sparely settled that the saloon keeper, if one cared to
tackle the propositi. in. would probably have himself as his own In-st
The Deutschland And Her Mails
Ti.r. .-T a ntakI' ;f the i.rincipal pictures (those classed as "leaders")
shown ov, Kav.ii in the past month or two ha gone down.- It is general-
y r-eogni? -! that n i'i.c Jn re is to Mame lor it. It may tx- that tne
p:.rt;es at li nohnu are not to LI amt that they are Sending us-the best
iht y can procure If that is true, however, they should let the public
know ahout it. .
F HKhJ: I'kksti'Em Rivskvei.t and wife plan to come to the Hawaii
an I-i.inds early i:. tlie year for a sicht -sw-ir.g tour. It would Vie dnter
itii j: to a gr-at n.any if they could vi-it Kauai, and we suggest that the
Sp-ial tJuerts Con.i iitte.- of the Chamber af Commerce extend them an
Mavis kaik at the end of this month will be well worth visiting
and we hoje that many Kauai people may find it convenient to take it
in. Maui and Hawaii are taking th" lead in establishing tlie "fair"
-pirit in the I-lar.d-, and it would n-1 hurt at all if it spread farther
nrJi to Kauai.
Unprecedented engines of war employed in the present great s:mg.
in Europe ha resulted in so many eonl'iciing opinions as to what may
and what may not 1 permissible under international law that the n u
tral part of the world hardly knows wheie it is at a large part of the
time. Aircraft warfare created problem for what little there is of neu
tral Europe, while the submarine problem ha been with us in America
for more than two years.
Now we are faced with the question of whether the postoliicc depart
ment should mr.ke a contract with the German undersea freighter
Deutschland to carry the American mails to the Central Powers. The
American position ha always leen that the legitimate mail and com
merce of neutrals should not le interfered with by either side. Th
blockade of the NortTi Sea has been recognized, however, a indicated by.
the failure of the American government to resist the detention and search
of American vessels arriving in the war zone. At the same time it has
been recognized for centuries that a blockade to be genuine and entitle',
to recognition mart he effective, and it is entirely up to the blockaders
to make it so. Insofar as the Deutschland is concerned the blockade
does not appear to tx- uTective, for the submersible luts to date corue and
gone at will.
There is no question of the right and propriety of private enterprises
of America shipping goods, money, bullion or anything they may
like by the Deutschland : but there does seem to In? a question in the
minds of some as to whether a government friendly 1o both sides shouh":
officially route mails through to Germany in this unu-ual war. Block
ade-running has always lieen indulge! in, hut never with the sanction c:
neutral government. The crucial point with Germany's new under- .a
commercial route to America, however, is that there is not nor ha.- there even
been any effective blockade n that particular scheme of communication .
The Y. M. C. A. Report
The annual year book of the Young Men's Christair. Aociut3o:s of
North America is just off the press. The r-p rt shows growth in all de
partment. Th re are now eight hundred building? in America nt a .,-
of over ninety million dollar. S-veii hwidr. d thousand m. m! r.-anj da:ly
using the privilege of th--e well equipped club hou-.es To pay the hill
these Associations spent ?14,345.722 last ye.ir. The N rh Amerhv.n
!tsociations helrxd the work in Asia, .V'Uth America and tie- Ixvai.T to
the extent of $4),o." as compar-! with 101 the j.re-.-i. .vear.
To mniisti r to tlie young men in tin- prison fiimps of E.:r-'je the
As.-cK-iation is spending over a millioti dojjf.rs. A half million' i- Uj-.g
spent with the American troops on the Mxieai b.ir h r. Forty bu:!d:rg.
W'x 10 feet costing ?2-Vi0 to erect and equii. have n re- t.-.i in -ig:;ten
camps. The-e structures overt p th- citie of tetits and ant!:e center of
social life in each camp.
During the first four months of the work on the Mexi--an border t"n
million hcct of paper. o.OOi'uiiiO .-nveloiies, and ! i,t. i quan- of ink
were furnish-d free to soldiers. Thirty moving jiicture niachin-s pave
constant use, oo talking machines with 2,2"0 r--- rds were provided, six
ty tons of magazines gat here-1 and distributed. Twenty thousand New
Testaments were given away and one hundred Go-p, 1 nn-etings a w.i k
held and crowdel. S.ildicr and others say "Could not do without you."
This work cost 81, -VO a day. Mr. Frank Atherton repres.-nts Hawaii
on the Y. M. C.A. International Committee.
The Y. M. C. A. movement lias surely ieome one of va-t pro' r
tions and is .accomplishing an enormous amount of good. It should "!
encouraged and aided by everybody.
.g;g;pAliriMj 11 M
Let Us Solve Your Troubles
Our facilities for maKlng repairs on
all hinds of cars place us in a position
to tacKle the hardest Kind of Jobs.
Ws not only have the men who
know how to x all the various car
troubles, but also the tools and equip
ment with which they can do it r ,
We can complete almost any repair
job cn very short notice and deliver
wcrl promptly when promised. Our
up-to-dat3 equipment enables us to '
do ell wcrK. ct the very lowest cost.
Ihus saving you money as well as time.
Don't hesitate to call on us the first
time you need repair services.
Kauai Garage Co., Lihue.
Red Cross Work
The sale of Red Cross stamp for the anti-tuU rculo-i cau.-e is pro
gressing in a most satisfactory manner. Mrs. C. A. Iliee rerrts that
people all over the island are rescinding in a p nep u- -j irit to tliis call,
re-ognizing that here is an opportunity to give, even if in a small way,
to a very worthy cause-. Even- dime or dollar will hi !p in a f.chi against
an evu wnien, n negju-t.n. jjiay menace the iiv.--The
ladie who have charg- of the sal... iji t),e
Hanalei Mis Chri-toj,her-on
Kilauea Mr-. Myers.
Kealia Mr. d.Y. Wilcox
Lihue Mi.- V.-U-r
"EWle Mrs. Alexander.
Makaweli Mrs. Ihmgla haldwin.
Waimea and K kaha Mr-. Knud.-. n and Mrs. .Schultz--.
Mr. Ixxiinis' cluh are aho hu.-y maki-.j.' sal-s. Many of t!;e h ad
ing .-tore on the i.-land have tl. stamp on hand. If hy anychanee you
are overlooked, please put your.-tlf on rcord hy applying to Mr. C. A. ;
ltic or to any of the alcove nannd ladies. Let u all help in maki-.g
this the hest stamp sale we have ever had on Kauai.
There i rear"!. :. earth why a fat
1: a trim and smait a a .-lender luan.
the clotl.es he v, ,:r-. We huild suits to
ind gu irunter- to make
sw..t or sl"iid. r-
and W-31 dn-sjsed.
man should not
It all depends
fit any form
oti look smart
Call and Examine Our Suitings
C) ar.ei, l wl :iift
.iril ell s!,..r1 lletir. .
WONG HOCK SHEE
Tip Top BIdg Lihue
Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd.
Luy and sells
REAL ESTATE and
STOCKS and ilONDS
and rents SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
r Eye and Ear
The Best Advertisement
Join the Happy People
No Longer; Troubled With
Since Getting Their
WALL & DOUGHERTY
Where Climate and
wear attacks metal,
there is the place to use 1
for Roofs, Culverts, Flumes, etc.
Honolulu Iron Works Co.
! ARMCO RESISTS RUST
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
STelephone No. 102.
Order It By Mail!
Our Mail Order Department is exception
ally well equipped to handle all your drug
and toilet wants thoroughly and at once.
We will pay postage on all orders of 50c
and over, except the following: Mineral
Waters, Baby Foods, Glassware and articles
of unusual weight and small value.
Non-Mailable: Alcohol, Poisons and lnftamable articles.
If your order is very heavy or contains much
liquid, we suggest, that you have it sent by
Haas Candy a Specialty. Boxes 35c, 65c, $1., $1.25
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
"Service Every Second"
The Rex&U Store
KAUAI CORRESPONDENCE INVITED
Office: Hawaiian Hotel
P. O. Box 524 HONOLULU
f the I-h:..h
of Ilawa;i. As u
Fort and Merchant S's.
to the suhject of a j--il.le ch
m t !je gov rnor-
CVissiDKKAr.LE sp.v k is giwn nowaday- hy th" ,