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TITK OARDRX ISLAND TUESDAY. JANUARY 2, 1917
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
The Failure Of Peace Efforts
We assume that tin- counter proposals of the European Entente for
peace, quoted from n Iondon newspaper and sent out from Copenhagen
last Friday have lieen correctly stated. If so, it means of course, that
the war will ro on. (icrinany and her allies would not consent to any
such terms, and the proponents of such terms must know it.
The sum total of the developments from the peace elTorts of Pres
ident Wilson has been to uncover the fact that neither side is yet ready
for the olive branch in n definite wav that may make for genuine or per
manent friendliness in Europe; and however much we wish for an end
of hostilities in the Old World, the race suicide which has been going
on for more than three years will have indefinite continuance.
The attitude of the Entente will undoubtedly he a disappointment
in America, where the sincerity of the Teuton proposals has not, to
our knowledge, been questioned; and the desire of a very large majority
of the people has for n long time been for peace.
Governor's Report On Homesteading
The report of the Governor to the Secretary of the Interior contain
ed the following interesting facts on the subject of homesteading:
"There were taken up during the year !W homesteads, covering an
area of 2, 513 acres, at valuations aggregating 81i),S.V.I.i:5, or 87. SI) per
acre, on the average. The homesteads taken averaged 21.11 acres each.
They Vcre taken by different nationalities, as follows: llawaiians, -")7;
Portuguese, 20; Americans, 4; and others, 12. To enable homesteaders
to obtain homesteads of suitable size for their needs they are given the
option of taking one or two, or, in some eases, three lots. There were
taken uixfer special homestead agreements, 40; under certificates of oc
cupation, 5; under right-of -purchase leases, l7; under cash freehold
agreements, 5; and as homestead leases, li.
"During the year 50 homesteads were surrendered or forfeited, cov
ering an area of 1,05)5.10 acres, which had been sold at prices aggregat
ing $13,540,52. During the same period 5(1 transfers of homestead lots
were made having an area of 1)57 aeres, valued at 82S.2D7.5l7.
"Homestead roads were constructed out of the entire proceeds of
homestead sales, rentals under right-of-purchase leases, and interest on
deferred payments. Homesteaders are given advice and assistance in
various ways by the Hawaii experiment station and its marketing bureau,
the College of Hawaii, and the bureau of agriculture and forestry.
"'During the year 22 general leases of residence and other lots were
sold at public auction, aggregating 25. Dl acres in area, and producing
?S,215; I general leases covering pastoral, forest, and cane lands were
sold, aggregating 21,320.5)4 acres, at an annual rental of 87,114; and ('
land and water licenses were granted for periods of 21 years each,- at a
total rate of 8333. A number of transfers, exchanges, and purchases of
land for public purposes were made.
"Patents There were issued din ing the year 201 patents, covering
an area of 2,5157. 51) acres, for considerations aggregating 8SO.135.S3, or
at the rate of 831.21 per acre. Of these, (S were right-of-purchase leases.
1 land exchange. 5S time payments, 11 cash freehold agreements, 27
cash purchases, 23 reference rights, S compromises with aUittingowners.
5 homesteads under acts of 18D2 and IS',15.
"Revenues and disbursements The total receipts of the land de
partment were 8373,30(5.2!), as compared with 8355, 1(X).43 for the pre
ceding year. The cxicnditures of the land department for the year were
82(5, 14(5.51 . of which 814,210.17. was from appropriations made by the
legislature and 8H'!'3(.34 from the proceeds of public lands, which may
be used foi surveying and opening homesteads under the terms of the
New Year's Oull::g
The jamilie of the drove Farm
section of l.ilnie enioved a vcrv
pleasant New Years outing in the
shape of a basket picnic, with sport?
and games and all the delights of
out-door life, on . tne invitation of
Col. and Mrs. Proadbent at their
Waipouli place. Prizes were given
for the various games which awaken
ed a great deal of enthusiasm. One
of the most amusing events was the
ladies' nail-driving contest, in which
the best record was a nail driven
home in 5 strokes of the hamn.er.
From that it ran up to a finish at
12, just as old age was coming on.
All concerned voted it an ideal
day, and Mr. 'and, Mrs. Proadbent
Card cf Thanks
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Illake wish
to publicly thank those? friends who
responded with sympathy, nnil other
wise, in their lierenvrincnt in the
loss of their brother, Charles IUake.
Koloa, Kauai, Jan. 1, 15)17.
True nkws of a few days ago that the Democrats in Congress would
move for an increase in the duty on rubber, wool and sugar indicated
again the peculiar situation through which we are now passing and the
extraordinary history we are making. In proposing a duty on anything
the Democratic party is reversing its doctrine of many decades, while
to increase duties on commodities would seem to be enough to make
Thomas Jefferson, G rover Cleveland and a few other past-time Bourbons
turn over in their graves. Of course we in Hawaii have no complaint
to make, in so far as an increase in tin- duty on sugar is concerned The
incident goes to show, however, that even political parties, as well as
politicians, sometimes yield their theories to the dictates of common
' Tiik navy dkpahtment has been conduct ing experiments on the bat
tleship Oklahoma with a new kind of net which it is claimed is a genuim
safeguard against torpedoes and will nullify the effectiveness of torpedo
tKiats and submarines in attacks upon vessels of the larger and nmri
powerful class. The net is made up of sixteen units, each unit being D(!
feet long and 3(5 leet deep. 1 Ins defensive device can be used when the
"vessel is at anchor or under way, although in the latter ease the speed is
greatly reduced. Torpedo nets are not new and the principle is well
understood, but the idea of the navy department seems to be something
much in advance of anything yet put forward.
Kai'AI did not intend to be unsociable to the Honolulu polo players
yesterday, but somehow the temptation to show Oahu that the (Jaiiukn
Island was still "in the game" was too strong to resist. Kauai played in
bad form on Oahu at the last meet and has never felt just right almut
tr f1l..Arf ?' !i .0 4f A-l..- . 1
U. e now icei wiai v ior iauai io o-t lor wauu yesterday evens up
matters somewhat and hope that the polo sports of the capital city will
take it in the same good natnred way. The Oahu poloists are a fine set,
and their visit to Kauai has been a pleasure to everybody.
Drmsii Monday autoists found that miscreants had strewn broken
lottles and other glass on the road between W'ailua and Waipouli race
track, causing no end of trouble. When Sheriff Rice heard of it he start
ed police out to try and locate the guilty parties, but has thus far not
succeeded. It is to he hoped that the scoundrels guilty of this work may
be apprehended ami severely punished.
The dkatii of Charles P.lakc, lawyer, homesteader and until recent
ly deputy tax assessor of Koloa district, which occurred Sunday afternoon,
came as a shock to his friends, particularly on account of its sudden
and tragic character. Mr. JJlake was a man of quiet, unassuming dispo
sition and was well liked by all having the fortune to know him intimately.
No i.kss Til AN fuur cars were wrecked dining Sunday in a M retch of
a few miles on the road Itetween I.ihue and Waimca, while wrecked cars
may be seen on our main roads almost any day. The roads are nil right,
so the accidents are usually due to incompetent or careless driving. We
probably need a campaign for the encouragement of safe and sane motor-ing.
I)uk't niitdK'r to write.it 11)17.
Card Of Thanks
I Jr. Yanagihara wfsW'S to extend
thanks to fricnds"o'f "KhiVai for sym
pathy and assb-fifnce'in hW'lcrca vc
ment. ' 'tiu'
Kilauea, JaW'y.' ,n" 'M'1' "
JAHJliH.ift -no-'t lo -qqii
bid noi j,if
850 icward will be paid for in
formation that will lead to the con
viction of the party or parties who
sprinkled broken 1 ml tics and glass
on the road between Ilanamnulu
and Wailua New Year's Day.
Wm. IIknhy Rice,
Sheriff County of Kauai.
Lihue, Kauai, Jan. 1, 1017.
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We not only have the men who
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We can complete almost any repair
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prompt and most careful attention.
Dr. A. C. Hralc.v. the dentist, win
spent a short time on Kauai a few I
months ago and is so well and fav- '
orably remembered, came over on i
Friday for a visit and was entertain-i
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is now associated in business with
his brother in Honolulu. '
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