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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1917
tlip fnir and concert (including tlic participants, as ft matter of course)
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
have arranged most promising programs for both afternoon and evening,
and all attending are assured of pleasing entertainment and will at the
same time be subserving the interests of a most worthy institution, estab
There is no reason on earth why a fat man should not
look as trim and smart as a slender mnn. It all depends
on the clothes he wears. We build suits to fit any form
stout or slender-and guarantee to make you look smart
and well dressed.
Call and Examine Our Suitings
Sails ('leaned, Pressed ami
Repaired on elicvrt notice.
Army Uniforms Our Specialty
lished for the benefit of the public.
Luther Dermont Timmons
The War Cloud
The diplomatic break between the United States and (tcrmany is one
of the ino.it unfortunate incidents of the present great war. If it could
remain at a severance of diplomatic relations, no particular harm would
be done, save for inconvenience to (ierman subjects in America and such
American citizens as may remain in Germany. Diplomatic relations
between countries have been severed before, without serious conse
quences. In the present instance, however, we greatly fc?ir for the worst. Ger
many has misunderstood America since the war began. Perhaps America
has misunderstood Germany. We lx'lieve that Ambassador Gerard has
done all in his power to have the position of the United States made
clear at Hell in. It must be admitted that Count von Rernstorff, at
Washington, has, personally, used his influence for peace between the
two countries. The German Ambassador has failed time and time
again to solve problems satisfactorily because his opinions and advice
were not heeded by someone in authority at Berlin. Throughout it all,
however, the whole world knows that President Wilson and the Ameri
can government have been exceedingly patient.
It is unnecessary to go into the very lenghty details of the causes of
the present crisis They are too well known. Germany knows that
America is right. Count von BcrsntorfT, the German ambassador to
the American capital, indirectly admitted it a few days ago. It is a
condition, however, which has been brought alout by extraordinary cir
cumstances. Turning from the national aspects of the situation, we wish to con
sider it brielly in its local application. We have on Kauai quite a few
Americans who were born in Germany. They took the oath of allegi
ance to the United States voluntarily, foreswore, at the same time, alle
giance to Germany and solemnly vowed to assist in defending the United
States against "all enemies whomsoever." We have never, in this com
munity, had cause or occasion to suspect that these solemn pledges may
be violated, either in act or in spirit. In every human breast, however,
there is a heart-throb for one's native land, which asserts itself more
positively when that particular home realm may be in peril or distress.
This is natural; but it does not follow that it means disloyalty to one's
In the present crisis the Americans of German birth on Kauai feel
the embarrassment of a peculiar situation. The blow of trouble l)etwcen
the United States and Germany has fallen heavily upon them. Any man
with a heart who can imagine himself in a like situation will grasp the
For Small Farmers
The Haiku Farmers' Association, of Maui, has prepared a number
of bills which will be submitted to the Legislature at the coming session,
the idea being to protect and promote the interests of homesteaders. In
general the scheme seems to be well worth attention. On this island the
present homesteaders are now pretty well "lined out;" but very shortly
lariat tracts of land here will be opened to settlers, so that Kauai is very
imich interested in any legislation that may be planned on the home
steading subject. A statement of the reasons for the proposed legisla
tion has been issued more or less generally by the Haiku Farmers'
Association to members of the coining Legislature and others, together
with copies of the proposed measures. The following is the initial state
ment: "There is a strong and very well founded sentiment in Hawaii that
something is wrong with small farming and that something ought to be
done. There have been many reasons advanced for this unsatisfactory
state of affairs, and there is truth in all of them. But the one fact that
should never be lost sight of is this: There is no condition inherent in
the islands that prevents small farming from being a success. The diffi
culties in the way and they are many are such that they can be re
moved. The matter of securing the establishment of a contented and pros
perous rural population can be approached with full confidence that the
end desired is attainable.
"There. is need for unselfish singleness of purpose on the part of the
leaders in the Territory, and a willingness to give of their time and
thought to the work.
"There is need of a willingness on the part of the government to
try new things if there is good reason to believe that attainment of the
desired end may be futhered thereby. There is need of a willingness on
the part of the government to abandon old things and old policies if
they have proved inefficient. There is need of a willingness to spend
money when necessary, to further the cause, for the end to be attained
is worth any reasonable expenditures.
"But above all there is need, on the part of both the leaders out
side of government employ and those in the government, ' never to ac
knowledge defeat but to go on through experiment and perhaps tempor
ary failure, confident that the end can, and 'determined that it must, be
Our Motion Pictures
We feel it our duty to again refer to the character of some of the
motion pictures being displayed in the theaters of Kauai. One of tlu
pictures shown in theaters other than at Lihue, last week was so absolute
ly vulgar as to have justified police suppression. The impressions cer
tainly left by this picture upon the minds of the young is terrifying to
think about, and surely this Christian community cannot tolerate such
moral monstrosities on the screen.
We wish to propose that all pictures brought to Kuuai be displayed
before a few people of character and judgment, either in Lihue, Waimca
or some other town before being exhibited to the public. Uus may hi
regarded as a strenuous measure, luit many of the pictures now coming
to the Islands are of such a nauseously vulgar character that some such
action is necessary. We can eliminale the bad pictures and everybody
will be better satisfied with shorter programs. Otherwise we had better
close the theaters entirely until such time as decent pictures can be pro
Prohibition From Washington Or Honolulu?
It is a little too soon to know what the fate of Hawaii will be so far
as prohibition is concerned, but it is a subject that tempts one to specu
late on the outcome. Most people of the territory were surprised to hear
of action on the subject at this time. O Luso is in sympathy with thr
prohibition movement and we hope that if such a measure is passed it
will be sufficiently sweeping to include everyone in the islands. For thi
reason we would prefer to have prohibition come from Washington rath
er than to be treated like the Babes in the Woods, in Hawaii.
We already hear of one of our local solons who plans to introduce i
measure in tke coming legislature, limiting the sale of liquor to restaur
ants. This sounds to us like class legislation or else an attempt to evade
prohibition. Anyone who knows New York and the operation of tin
Haines law, can see what would happen to such a measure in Honolulu
The saloons would simply elaborate their free lunches a little bit and
everything would go as before.
It l)oo.e is to he done away with, the thing to cio is clean u up. i he
authorities must be prepared for a certain number of illicit okolehao and
swipi-s joints that will doubtless spring up in the isolated gulches through
out the islands, but a little sincere effort can soon put even these out of
O Luso (Honolulu.
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ell Kinds of cars place us in a position
to tacfela the hardest Hind of Jobs.
We not only have the men who
Know how to fix all the various car
troubles, but also the tools and equip
ment with which they can do It
We can complete almost any repair
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up-to-date equipment enables us to
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thus saving you money as well as time.
Don't hesitate to call on us the first
time you need repair services. J
Kauai Garage Co., Lihue.
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They are down at all steamers to take care of or
ders that are intrusted in their care,
Prompt & Efficient Service
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Mail orders kindly solicited.
The kaiii Saturday afternoon and concert in the evening in Lihue
Social hall for the lienefit of the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital
should receive the patronage of people from every part of the island
The object is one in which everybody is interested. The promoters of
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For Cake Making
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TipTopBldg - - Lihue
HONOLULU II WORKS
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Telephone No. 102.
There is no smok nor odor. Fried foods are free from
the taste of grease. They now are tasty and crisp,
They are made more digestible, for Crisco is all vege
table, The same Crisco can be used to fry fish, onions,
doughnuts, etc., merely by straining out the food
particles after each trying.
Crisco gives pastry a new flakiness and digestibility.
Crisco always is of the same freshness and consistency.
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives richness at smaller cost, It brings cake
making back to popularity. Butter bills are reduced and
cakes stay fresh and moist longer.
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