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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1916
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
A COMING lie
BY LOGAL TALENT
Laborers And The Bonus
The effect of the biglionus paid out to the plantation laborers of
Kauai ot.ly a few days ago has already manifested itself in several ways.
First, the stores all over the island report unprecedented ly law, daily,
cash receipts, the lahorers throwing their paper money around with the
ahandon of the multi-millionaire and experimenting in all sorts of
luxuries which they had hitherto thought could he enjoyed only by
' The second result of the financial windfall has manifested itself in
the amount of drunkenness that has developed. Prohahly never in the
history of the island, even in the Christmas holidays, have there been so
many instances of intoxication around Lihue and neighboring towns as
since this bonus was paid to ihe lalorers; and we suppose the same con
dition of affairs has obtained nil over Kauai.
The serious phase of the matter is that the new-found wealth has
sharpened in the minds of ninny laborers (particularly Filipinos) the de
sire to parade in fancy socks and neckties in the city, and has brought
the long-wished-for opportunity. Humors have reached us that there
will Ihj an exodus of them from Kauai by the next steaincrs to Honolu
lu, and we suppose that a similar condition of affairs will obtain as to
the other islands.
It seems a pity that some means could not have been devised where
by this bonus, or "present", to the laborers could have lieen held in
trust and paid to them in smaller amounts per month. As it is most of
the cane field laborers are literally rolling in" a wealth which they do
not know what to do with and the. consequences may be easily surmised
The War's Enormous Toll
A writer in the New York Tribune contributes some interesting fig
ures on the losses of the European nations in men since the beginning of
the war, basing his estimates upon the hest available data. lie calculates
that up to the middle of October the losses of the six great powers wen
( I rent Britain 1,4(X),XX)
Central Powers :
4, (XX). (XX)
To this total must be added the losses of the smaller nations at war
Rumania, Belgium anil Serbia on the Allied side; Turkey ami l!u!j.'aria
on the side of the Central Powers. The Portuguese losses in the African
campaign have been insignificant. All told, these losses prohahly ex
ceed f(X),(XK) and are well below the million mark. Tims the total must
amount to something over IS, o(X), OIK). Roughly the killed, wounded
and captured, together with the permanently disabled, probably amount
to something over half the number of inhabitants of Italy in 1!)1 1.
Of the (ierman losses about '21 per cent are estimated as dead; 12.7
per cent captured or missing; (J.3 per cent, permanently disabled; 7 per
cent, wounded not yet sufiieiently recovered for duty; and the remain
ing 50 per cent, wounded who remain in (ierman lines. On the basis of
these percentages, of the. total casualties of lK,.r(X),(XX), the killed would
number 4,.r)(X),(KX), equal to the total population of Serbia in 1!)14. The
permanent losses, including killed, would be, for tin Allies o,(H0,(IOO
men; and for the Central Powers 4,000,(XX).
Many pkopi.k on Kauai were shocked and grieved on last Tuesday
to learn of the death of James L. McLean, vice president of the I. I. S.
N. Company, and one of the most wlWely known and popular officials of
that corporation. He was a man of cheerful and pleasing disposition,
and was more than ordinarily esteemed in the company as well as by
the public at large. "Jimmie" McLean, as they affectionately called
him, was the officer of the Inter-Island to whom all employees of the
company went with their troubles; and an attentive hearing, good ad
vice, or even assistance, were always forthcoming. It is recalled that on
several occasions when there were misunderstandings U'tween the com
pany and its employees, and strikes threatened, the latter invariably re
quested: "We want to talk with 'Jimmie' McLean." The Inter-Island
has lost an official whom it will be hard to replace, and the Territory a
valuable, young citizen.
The Lihue Union Church choir,
under the. leadership of Mrs J. M.
Lydgate, and with the assistance of
Mrs. V. II. (5 rote, are hard at
work on a Christmas cantata, "The
Nativity of Christ," by Caleb Sim
per, which is to be presented on
Christmas Eve. Dec. 21, at the
The cantata is a popular classic,
which has been produced scores of
times the wide world over with the
very best results, but it is, of course
new to Lihue. Those who have
heard snatches of it. on the quter
edge, during the rehearsals, are en
thusiastic in praise of it as a beauti
It will be rendered by a selected
choir of twelve or fifteen f the best
voices on the island, and will as
suredly be a musical event of much
It is proposed to make it a benefit
toward securing funds for the pur
pose of macadamizing the entrance
roadway into t ho church. The in
crease L tra Hie, consequent on larger
congregations, is cutting the pres
ent dirt roadway all to pieces.
School Christmas Trees
The Christ inns tree entertainments
which the Mokih'ana Club is nrrnng- j
ing for the Hanamaulu, Iluleia,
and Wailua schools will be held on
the different .school grounds o n
Friday, December 18, at the follow
Hanamaulu School lla. m.
Iluleia School 11 a. m.
Wailua School 11:80 a. m.
The Lihue school is to be enter
tained by some of the men of the
community, and the exercises there
will be at one o'clock.
There will 1e songs and recitations
given by the children about the
trees, and the public is cordially in
vited to attend.
For The Band
F. Rutsch, Treasurer of the Li
hue brass band, acknowledges re
ceipt of donations from the follow
ing: F. Carter. F. Weber, II. Rohrig,
Rev. Hans Iscnberg, Mrs. Hans
Isenberg, W. N. Stewart, Fred Pat
terson, A. S. Wilcox, MissMum-
ford, S. W. Wilcox,. F. Rutsch.
A mistake will be made if Kauai fails to have the proposed diorama
of Waimea canyon in the February carnival at Honolulu. Hawaii, Maui
and Oahu are to present their scenic wonders, respectively, in this way
at that time and it will be most unfortunate if this island falls down on
the only diorama that has been requested. The promoters and artists
ask for only 8550, which will cover all expenses and will ensure the
diorama being placed on display for use indefinitely after the carnival is
over. We hope that the Chamber of Commerce will take this matter up
seriously at the meeting to be held next Friday evening and put it
Kauai is to have the rare opportunity Thursday evening of hearing
an address from Prof. W. T. Brigham, curator of the Bishop Museum,
on a subject of local, historical interest. The address will be given be
fore the Kauai' Historical Society in the Lihue Library. The Society Jias
extended a general invitation to the public to be present. We recom
mend this historical treat as something specially promising and hope
that a large audience will be present.
It is rkidhtei) that the island of Guam is infested with snails which
are held responsible for a horn disease which is threatening the cattle of
the island with extinction. In alarm the governor of Guam has appeal
ed to the Secretary of the Navy to supply him with a forceof frogs and
toads to eat tho snails, and the request has been submitted to the depart
ments running the toad end of Uncle Sam's business. The suggistion
is made that inasmuch as snails are nowadays regarded as a delicious
article of food, perhaps a few trench cooks would smve the Governor's
Os Novkmhkii 18 army officers in Washington are reported to have
offered to a correspondent of the New York World an interesting ex
planation of why Germany is ordering the deportation of KOO.OOO Bcl-
Ki.iun. iiuiu iin-p, ium 1 1 ii- iuiuei:, u HR!Mnii cany WHlllliaWai OI till?
German army from Belgium, all of the able-bodied men being removed
in order that they may not be employed by the Allies against the (An.
tral Powers after the withdrawal. Rather striking, isn't it?
Somk months Afio the Italians were within a few miles of Trieste on
a triumphant march. The Rumanian campaign intervened and nothing
more was heard of the Italian movement Did the Italians stop to see
how the Teuton-Rumanian encounter was coming out, or were the war
correspondents shifted from the Trieste arena?
Miss Marie Anderson, HanaMpe,
I entertained a few friends at dinner
Honest Work at Eonest Prices
There are two highly important
points for a man to consider before
having his car overhauled.
The first point is .to assure himself
that the men who are going to worh.
on his car are mechanics expert
enough to locate and properly repair
all the parts that need attention.
The second point is to convince
himself that he can trust the shop to
give him an honest accounting of the
amount of worh that was actually
done on the car.
.We gladly welcome an investigation
on both of these points. We have
the facilities, the worKmen and the
business methods that will more than
satisfy all who investigate.
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iiiKKKiroK acknowledges, with thanks, receipt from Mr. I.orrin !
A.Thurston of a liook entitled "The Advertiser Historical Series No. 1",
being "Reminiscences Of Old Hawaii," hy Scrcno E. Rishop, with u brief!
biography by Mr. Thurston. The book may easily form an interesting!
and valuable addition to any library, and we hope it may gain general !
circulation on Kauai. ' I
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Territorial Messenger Service
I'huiiai's, after all, the reason was that the ladies did not admi;
whiskers of Mr. Hughes.
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it is used in the coaling plants at Balboa and
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Telephone No. 102.
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We will pay postage on all orders of 50c
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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
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