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THE OARDKN ISLAND TUESDAY, APRIL 3. 917
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
An 8pen Letter To L. A. Thurston
You arc kind enough to write tue an open lft tor ' ' in your paper a
few lays ago. 1 dislike "open letters" hut 1 realize that they oft-times
nerve puhlie purpose. 1 was just mi tin point of replying to ymi when
the following was handed to me by Mr. T. Hnimlt, of the Waimea
ltaiik. It represents my views so thoroughly ami completely that I have
little else to say.
Kauai has handled her road piohlems successfully. W'e have heen
frequently lunl it "thrown at us" that we have comparatively few miles
of road. If, however, you will compare the road mileage and mad taxes
of the different islands you will find that Kauai is struggling with a
' harder prohlcm than any other island, with the possihle exception of
If you will pardon lne, Mr. Thurston, what you are driving at is to
huild mails on I lawaii and make the other islands help pay for them.
We departed from that system at the time of annexation. The matter
was thoroughly threshed out nt the time, everyhody understood it and
the present system was decided upon. Kauai has made a ueeess of the
system, is satisfied with it, ami we cannot understand why the other
counties are not equally satisfied with it.
Mr. Hrandt's letter follows:
Waimea, Hawaii. March 30, 1917.
Mr. L. D. Timmons,
1 have read with interest, Mr. Thurston's open letter to von as
Editor of The Garden Island in answer to the resolution passed by
the Chamber of Commerce in regard to the so called Civic Convention
road law. "
As the mover of this resolution, I feel that some explanation of
the action of the Chamber is due Mr. Thuiston who is sponsor for tlu
proposed law and whose public spirit and untiring efforts fm th? pro
press of this Territory are so well known.
To put the sentiments and beliefs of the citizens of Kauai in as
few words as possible would be:
1st. That we do not think that the building of roads and bridges
on Kauai would be as quickly and well attended to by a Commission
in Honolulu as it can be done bv Supervisors living in the County.
2nd. We do not believe in dual control and divided responsi
bility. 3rd. That we, when our belt road is finished next vear, want our
money used for the purpose of properly maintaining it and for the
building of homestead roads. From long experience in former days,
we know how difficult it would be to receive a favorable considera
tion of our needs from boards or commission? composed of a majority
of people who are residents of the other islands.
As to pulling Uncle Sam's leg to secure a slice of the Congres
sional River and Pork barrel for Nawiliwili harbor I should like to
refer Mr. Thurston to another unanimous resolution passed by the
Chamber of Commer a few days before Mr. Thurston's article appear
ed offering $200,000 00 of Kauai money towards its cost. Not so
bad for a small community and rather exceptional for this Territory.
As to the necessity and justification for a wharf at Kapaa, I be
lieve that it is indeed needed, and very properly a Territorial matter
to provide. Kapaa is a growing community with very large possibili
ties, hut merchants and importers have to haul all their goods from
Nawiliwili, a distance of about 10 miles. The lack of a wharf at Kapaa
costs the community at the very least, Jl.oOO a month, er .18,000 a
vear. I base this estimate on an average of ten trucks a day at five
dollars a day.
Mr. Thurston's remarks in reference to the Waimea Embankment
are, besides being highly humorous, also to some extent justified. The
Department of Public Works has badly planned the work and in fact j
shown very little interest in it and as at times only sptr.t the money
because it was tin; iKiatorv. 1 lie embankment nir.de bv tlic territory
on one side of the river to protect land there, is now the cause of des
troying private land on the other side. This does not seem fair to us
and something might to be done to stop this destruction. The appro
print'on asked for bv one of our Senators viz, $50,000.00 is perhaps
ratiier arbitrary in tile absence of qualified estimates as to cost of do
ing the necessary.
Our Chamber of Commerce again in a very pioper and commend-
Lip LI 15
p'liiili'in-" of The (iahiikn
Washington. D C, March, 10th.
During the- closing session of the
64th Congress more Federal pro
hibition legislation was enacted
than during the entitc previous
period of the country's history.
The first prohibition mi asure en
acted during 'he session, the Alas
kan Act, which wa. approved
February 14, 1917, is a stringent
bone dry prohibition law.
The Alaskan la,v provides that
on and after Janu.irv 1. 1918, it
'Tli.it one yiar after the approv
al of this Act and thereafter it shall
lie unlawlul to import, manufac
ture, sell, or give away, or to ex-pr.-
fr sn)L. or gift any intoxicat
ing drink or drug: Provided, That
the Icgirhture may authorize and
regulate importation, manufacture,
and sale of s..id liquors and drugs
for medicinal, sacramental, indus
trial, and scientific uses only. The
punalty for violations of this provi
sion with reference to intoxicants
shall be a fine of not less than J35
for the first offense, and for second
and subsequent offens-.'s a fine of
not less than $50 and im prisonment
for not les than one month or
more than one year- And provid
ed fur: her. That at any general
election within five years after the
approval of this Act this provision
shall be milawfr.l for any person, ! may , upon petition of net less than
house, association, firm, company, ten per contum of the qualified
club, or corporation, his, its. or electors of Porto Rico, be submit
their agents, ofhetrs, clerks, or ted to a vote of the qualified elec
servants, to manufacture, sell, give, tors of Porto Rico, and if a ina'ori
or otherwise dispose of anv intoxi- tv of ail the qualified electors of
eating liquor or alcohol of any Porto Rico voting upon such ques
kind in th-2 Territory of Alaska, tion shall vole to repeal this pro
or to have in his or its possession visions, it shall thereafter not be
or to transport anv intoxicating in fore; and effect; otherwise it
liquor or alcohol in the Territory shall be in full force and effect."
of Alaska unless the same was pro-, The Act to prevent the manufac
cured and is so possessed by a ttire and sale of alcoholic liquors
registered pharmacist who uiay!jn the District of Columbia, ap
tr.mspoit pure alcohol for scienti-i proved March 3, 1917, is a strin
fie, or mechanical purposes or
A penalty of imprisonment
not more than one year, or a
'"regent prohibition law. Included in
jits provisions are the following:
for "That on and after the first day
fine! of November, Anno Domini nine-
of not more than $1,000, or both
imprisonment and fine, is imposed
for violation ot the law.
The Act to provide a Civil Gov
ernment for Porto Rico, approved
March 3, 1917, contains a prohibi
tion clause which provides:
teen hundred and seventeen, no
person or persons, or any house,
company, asociation, club, or cor
poration, his, its, or their agents,
officers, clerks, or servants, direct-
( Continued on page 5)
J. I. Silva, Prop.
ONE of the LEADING HOUSES for all kinds of DRY
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CIGARS & TOBACCOS and NOTIONS of every description,
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iMain Office, Eeele, Kauai. Tel. 7 1 W.
able manner expressed themselves to the effect that knowinj
Whole?a!e Liquor Dealer
Telephone No. 102.
imea 5 tables
to-datc Livery, Dray ing and Boarding Stable and Auto-
a bo ut it, they didn t believe it a proper thing for them to endorse at
present. Mr. Thurston will admit I am sure that this shows the right
kind of spirit and proper regard for Territorial funds.
t , T ' ... I : .1 : 1 r, f .1. r 1 'r -. , I -
.-is iu rvuuai pruMumg i-v 01 me general lerruonai expense, I ; ia:;ssagaBa-j
tv r til 1 I til' tint it t n 1 r r r r i f-iv iiapn-d . m L i i . I . . . . . I
credited to Kauai where it is earned and not to Oahu where the Agents
happen to have their offices, that the proportion would be materially
The citizens of Kauai, and I am sure that I express their opinion
in this instance, do not object to a fair and even generous contribution
to the General Expense of the Territory, but do object to incompetent
and wasteful methods of expending the funds.
I have heard no complaints of having to pav our share ofimprov-
mg Honolulu or any other justifiable harbor, and 1 elieve also that the !
Territory should give a substantial aid towards the Hilo-Volcano i
Road, and for that matter to a road to Haleakala and Puukapele. over-1
looking the W annea Canyon. These places are so eminently Terri
torial assets that the Territory at large should pay their share of con
structing good roads to them.
In conclusion although Kauai's most representative body of men
have expressed themselves opposed to changing the present laws in
regird to the expending of thtir money for road and bridge building
purposes, I feel that the insinuation or rather, let me say belief in cer
tain places, that the citizens of Kauai lack the spirit of mutual co
operation and helpfulness is extremely unjustified. The generosity of
the Kauai citizens towards schools and institutions and worthy causes
of all kinds on the other islands is so well known that comments are
unnecessary, and the same spirit rules as far as the administration of
their public affairs are concerned.
Yours very trulv, I
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Germany Plans Desperate Campaign I
Copenhagen- Reports received here from Berlin say that the Ger-'
man military staff are centering all their activities on one last des
perate plan of ruthlessness in an effort to end the war. Every plant'
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London Plunging steadily ahead, the British have captured the!
towns ofSavv and the district of Saw Wood southwest of San (Juin
ton, France. In the northwest the fighting flanks of the British arc
within a half mile if being joined. They also report the capture of!
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German Socialists Demand Republic Rule J
Loudon In one of the stormiest sessions of the Reichstag since'
the war, it was reported here that that certain socialistic leaders made
demand for more power of freedom for the people- and nion- authority
in home affairs. It is also reported that the Socialists have threatened
to establish Republic among the various states in Germany.
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