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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1917
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Kauai And Road Money
Tin' following editorial apiionn-d last week in the Honolulu Adver
"Kauai objects to tlie Territory spending any money for roadson the
other islands, because she will get no benefit therefroim Kauai is per
fectly willing however to have the Territory and Uncle Sam, also, spend
money on Kauai for wharves and lighthouses and breakwaters and
jiidges and other things which arc nf little or no value to any one but
the people of Kauai. Kauai wants to get a little more of the com
munity spirit.'' She reminds us of the man who prayed "Oh Lord!
Bless me and my wife; my son John and his wife; us four and no
more" Wake up Kauai, and remember that you are a part of the Ter
ritory of Hawaii and not an iiulependent empire." . i(
Kauai has "community spirit, is awake," realizes that she is a
part of the Territory" and not "an independent empire."' Kauai how
ever, has been taking care of her road problems consistently with the
law, is doing so now and expects to continue to do so in the future and
is unable to understand whv other counties cannot do the same. The
constant contention from certain sources to have the roads taken care of
from Territorial appropriations is another way of saying that Kauai
should help pay for roads on tlie other islands This used to be so, but
is hardlv in consonance with our present system of county government.
Not content with the first slam the city paper followed it up with
this editorial compliment :
"Kauai, favored by soil and other conditions that make good road
w.ik possible at a less expense than on the other islands, and having
less wear and tear of travel, is satisfied with road conditions as they ex
ist, and it must he admitted that the roads of the Oarden Island are
mueh the best, all around, of the Territory. But, isn't it a triflesellish
of Kauai to desire to prevent the other islands from getting what will
here correspond to the "state highways'' of the mainland. Because
there arc not tourist attractions on Kauai difficult to reach because of
the lack of good roads, is that a good reason why Kauai should oppose a
project to have the roads to Haleakala and Kilauea improved and made
permanent, or block the proper building of the wonderful Pali drive or
Round Top drive of Oahu?"
Simplify Auto Terms
The following, of local interest, is from an exchange:
In a timely attempt to standardize the names of automobile parts,
a list of about iiOO words and phrases has been adopted by the Society of
Automobile Engineers and is recommended for general use. The nomen
clature included in tlie list was developed at a series of meetings of en
gineering and service representatives of leading automobile manufac
turers. It comprises the more important parts throughout the whole of
a ear, minor parts such as bolts and studs being indicated in general
terms. Body parts have not been'ineluded generally, nor parts of some
units, such as the carburetor, which vary so much in construction as to
make anything like uniform nomenclature very dillieult. The list as
published is classified mainly according to functions. It should aid ma
terially in securing uniformity in usage that will prevent many of the
delays common in replacing parts, and also tend to greater clearness and
brevity in the vocabulary of the automobile. For instance, the use of
the name "engine" is recommended more than "motor", to avoid con
fusion with electric motors; while the terms "foot brake" and "hand
brake" are recommended instead of "service brake" and "emergency
The Call For The Water Wagon
Says the New York Times: "Now for the first time in the coun
try's history real prohibition is to have a chance." This comment re
sults from the decision of the Supreme court establishing the Wcbb
Kenyon law. It is a notable fact that the day after ibis decision the
Senate passed the bill for prohibition in the District of Columbia by a
vote of "") to iV. These two events came only a few days after the
House judiciary committee had reported favorably on a bill submitting
an amendment to the Constitution for national prohibition.
A further indication of tin prohibition wave of importance
bill which forbids the use of the mails to any "letter, package,
card or circular, newspaper, pamphlet or publication of any
which carries liquor advertising.
The election in November added two more States to the
column and the results ensured the addition of two more Utah and
Florida. The two States named will go "dry" this year, which will
make 2" States in which there is absolute prohibition.
The fight for a "dry" United States has been going along quietly,
but certainly results show that rapid, definite progress is being made.
The people of Kauai desire some action regarding the homestead and
water questions of their tight little island. Such impertinance! as Our
Governor would say. If those impatient Harden Islanders will only wait
for tlie Speech From The Throne they will find out quite soon enough
what is going to be done with that land and that water.
P. C. Advertiser.
nit all naturalized Americans, irrespective of
will remember thai the slogan todav is Am
ir is To be hoped
where t here were born ,
r... Ti t -i , .... i i . , i
"o i oe i mien stales nas proven io ne a home to all williin
her gates and it is up to nil those people who have been residing in this
country to now stick up for the place that has proved to be so hospitable"
to them during times of peace. Hawaii Herald.
'i: CNDKiisTAMi that all of the county supervisors, with possibly
one exception, and quite all of the regular county ollicials will appear
before the voters for re-election at the coming primary. The principle
of "rotation in olliee" is time honored and is sound, but when the sit
uation is such that so complete satisfaction has been given by public
servants as we have experienced on Kauai, it is doubtful that sound
business policy would align itself with any argument for a change. Our
county government has been well handled in the past two years, and the
'faithfulness and ellieiency of the supervisors and most, if not all, of the
other county ollicials should bu endorsed in their re-election.
Tin: .max who ventured the opinion that there would be a civil war
in America in case the United Slates declared war on Germany is probably
a half-brother of 1hV Spanish ollicinl who, nineteen years ago, published
the prediction that if America declared war on Spaiu the Southern States
would rebel. ,
Tiik i toiiT of Captain Hubert Dollar, indicated in a special letter
fi i Washington in another column, for better shipping facilities in the
Pacific, is to be appreciated. When he says, however, that there may
be one vessel in the Pacific Hying the American Hag he rather overstrain.-,
the situation. There are epiite a few vessels iivthc Pacific Hying
the American llag, but not as many as then' uscir to be and by no
means as many as people would like to see. There is no question of the
desirability and importance of laws which inay encourage Ameiiean
shipping in this ocean.
I). L. Conki.ino should be re-elected treasurer of the city and county
of Hontilulu. lie has "made good"' under most perplexing circum
stances. Tin- finances of the city and county of Honolulu have, ever
fiiice county government was started, been one of the most dillieult problem-
in the Territory. This has in no way been the fault of county
treasury cllieial-, for Honolulu has always had good men in that olliee.
In view of all the circumstances vc think that a change should not be
made ai d that Mr. Colliding should be returned to olliee.
AT PUBLISHERS' PRICES
Kknnktii C. Hoi'i'Kit,
CALIFORNIA FEED CO
Hay, Grain- and Chicken
Sole Agents for
International Stuck. Poultry V oi If t
ami other specialties. Arabic for
moling Iron Honfs. Petaliinia In
culiiitors iiml Prnoilers.
King's Spuciai. Chick Food
P. O. Box 452, Honolulu
An Invitation to All
Don't waste your time and strength
on hand pumps! Just drive up to our
place and get all the air you want
We maKe no charge for this service.
It's merely one of the many courtesies
we are always glad to extend to you.
Don't thinK that we expect you to
buy gasoline or oil every time you'
stop here. We Know that one often
need3 atr or water when he doesnt
need anything else.
And we Know that trie low price
we charge for tha grade of gas and
Oil we handle s t.l:o only Inducement
necessary .' y :u here when you
want anj'll.. . . . lino.
Kauai Garage, Lihue.
Entrust your BAGGAGE ORDER with the
ANDREWS EXPRESS CO.
They are down at all steamers to take care of or
ders that are intrusted in their care,
Prompt & Efficient Service
M. E. GOMES, JR., Mgr., Honolulu
Mail orders kindly solicited.
Up-to-date Lhery, Draying and Boarding Stable and Auto
BETWEEN LIHUE and" KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
T i 11 !" Iv i'L-1 li 'i i.i nr lm -eil'i MMi ii red n v n 11 A ri t l ' rr 1m v
ARRIVING AT THEIR DESTINATION IX THREE HOURS
F. WEBER, Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea P. O. Dox 71
Let Us Do All Your
There is no reason mi earth whv a fat man should not
look ns trim and smart as a slender man. It all depends
on the Hot hes he wears. ,Ve build suits to fit any form
stout or slender-and guarantee t make yu look smart
and well dressed.
Call and Examine Our Suitings
Suits Cleaned; Tressed ami
Repaired nil short nntiee.
Army Uniforms Our Specialty
WONG HOCK SHEE
Tip Top Bldg - - Lihue
HONOLULU IH WORKS
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Telephone No. 102.
York Manufacturing Co.
Largest makers of ice-making
machinery in the world
Ice Machine?, Refrigerating Plants
for Hotels and Plantations.
Catton, Neill, & Co., Ltd.
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Territorial Messenger Service
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jeiulilie Soap- OJlUi fi W1 Ut A, TOILET
Ming. "PT? X? OIT TTWh m
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. you in a unit- P ,s an tj
.JfVf ary condition Lf H !?ap' male 'or Vf
. . . LI 'VlV' u Nursery, To et
and to retain r r R . .
4 ... ... w- r tr an general r
A it s original T purposes. f
Made in the clean- For Sale at Has a most pleasing
est most sanitary fact- I;! C, .t.on dtl,ca Vs skln;
cry in the world. LIUUC "nd lean. I
Tim: I..-t ('nt;risiiiiml junket to Hawaii did nut net anything of;
tangible value to this i.-land, but it wis a pleasure to meet and entertain I
uiir "big nu n" and Kauai wmild weleoiue the npnort unity tu extend her1
hand of hospitality in tlie same way again. The appropriation of 10, j
(Kill, a-ki d lor by Kuhio for the expenses of the tour might not be a'
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