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THK GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, FEB. 12. 1918
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
II. K. HOOTHItY . .
KKNNKTH C HOlTKlt
. . . Kditor
Russia Ih a country of magnificent
distance ami vnried resources. The
extremely cold winters hold in check
many Industrie! for the. greater por
tion of the year. The pennant or lah
orln class, was under the monarchy.
Kroatly oppressed, and wns taxed so
heavily and robbed so unmercifully,
that few of them were ever aide to
save money etiogh to pay their way
out of the country. The system of
government espionage was so severe
wild so extensive, that the people were
virtually slaves to the ruling power,
and dared not whisper a complaint,
even to the breeze, lesl they be de
ported to Siberia.
One of the saddest things connected
with Kusia's dismemberment Is that
the fiendish Czar and his crowd of
henchmen were not sent to do pen
ance In frozen Siberia for life.
If it is true that a house divided
against itself cannot stand, Russia 1s
In a serious position. Nearly every
section of the country has declared its
Independence, and has set up a loci.l
government. If the government ha!
been patterned after that of the l iiite.l
States, the nation as a whole might
have been cemented into one homoge
The division of the country into var
ions governments will not insure the
stability which would have been seem
ed by a union of states.
The latest is that the section known
as White Kussia has set up an inde
pendent government, with its capit.il
at Minsk. The White Russians occu
py a large section of terilory border
ing on I'cdand and the Haltic province.!.
Including ancient Lithuania. A con
siderable portion of the land formerly
Included in that district is now hele.
by Germany. The total population of
that section before the war. was ap
proximately six million.
This makes the ninth outlying sc.'
tlon that has declared independence,
and prepared to resist with anus tin
authority of Croat Uusia. the centv.il
part of the country. The others aie
the I'kraine. Finland. Siberia, the Cau
casus, the Crimea. Turkestan, the Do-i
C'osacks. and the population bordering
tho Sea of Azov.
The Finns, a non-Slav race twice as
large as the Little Russians, have com
pleted the organization of their gov
ernment, and are seeking the recogni
tion of both Germany and the Allies.
I'kraine. consisting of four provin
ces in the southwest, is inhabited prin
cipally by Little Russians, who speak a
different dialect from that of Great
Russia. It represents thirty million
people. They have established their
government at Kiev.
Demosthenes Lycurgus. proprietor
of the Volcano Hotel, is a man of con
siderable genius and resource. Ho re
cently planted several acres of pota
toes, and now has a very warm spot in
his heart for "the man with a hoe."
He finds it dillicult to procure fresh
vegetables from a distant e, and is en
larging his vegetable garden, thus be
ing able to serve his customers and
his country at the s.une time. Lyci.r
gus is one of the few kamaainas who
has never been heard to say "it can't
be done." when a suggestion that fruit
could, would, or should have been
raised on the islands was made by
Botne malihlnl from the mainland. He
knows it can ho done, and Is an enthu
siastic believer in the agricultural am1,
horticultural posibilities of tho island.
The Volcano House stands at an eleva
tion of a little more than four thous
and feet above sea level. and the nights
are usually sufficiently cool to make a
fire comfortable. However, the soil in
that vicinity is pretty warm, in spots,
as th. result of underground activity,
and no one needs to be surprised if
they see an advertisement in the Hono
lulu pipers, some dayi calling atten
tion to "hothouse potatoes, grown by
Iemostlicnos Lycurgus, on the edge of
the greatest live volcano on earth "
And "green peas, asparagus, strawber
ries, hot house lettuce (grown under
the influence of hot air from one of the
numerous fumcrol:;. fresh every day
in the year." Then it would only be a
step further to "steaks grilled on Kil
Mrs. K. Gilman. who is the mother
if twenty children, was arrested in
Honolulu, and was sent to jail for a
year on a charge of vagrancy, t-ecins
that she might have been pensioned,
instead, and placed, with her children,
in the care of the Salvation Army.
She swore that she had been support
ing four children, her husband, who
was blind, and ihc'.efore hc!pl.-s
Justice is as blind as a kit.
Reports thus far made to Ki, lucre
Trent, the custodian of alien prop
erty in Honolulu, show th.it ten mil
lion dollars worth of stocks .r.d
bonds are held in Honolulu by Ger
man. Nothing ail the alien, when
it come to making moue.
Captain Ohomu. in command of the
freighter Hudson Maru, one of the sev
eral vessels under charter to the Toyo
Risen Kaisha, found a Japanese on
board of his vessel, who was trying to
stow away In order to reach the coast.
According to the explanation given to
Assistant Surgeon Adrien Drew, of the
San Francisco quarantine service, the
Captain ordered tluit the hands of the
offending Japanese should be bound
behind his back. This was done, and
according to the Captain's own story,
the man was left in that condition
twenty-one days. The Captain, when
spoken to concerning the matter by
San Francisco officials, said that any
one who attempted to steal a passage
on his vessel must expect harsh treat
mcnt. The time has come when inex
cusable cruelties at sea should no long
er be tolerated. The idea that a cap
tain has a right to be a devil because
he is at sea. should no longer prevail.
An international law should be agreed
upon by the Powers, limiting the au
thority of sea captains. It is neces
sary that a captain should have abso
lute authority in case of mutiny. Hut
not otherwise. A human being is
a human being at sea. just the same
as he is on shore, and should be treat
ed as such.
Ordinance No. 11
To amend Section 3 of Ordinance No.
7. relating to lOstrays on Belt Road
and Public Grounds.
P.o It ordained by the Hoard of Super
visors of the County of Kauai.
Section 1. Section 3 of Ordinance
No. 7. relating to Kstrays on Pelt Koad
and Public Grounds is hereby amend
ed, so as to read as follows:
"Section 3. Any owner or person
having possession, control or charge
of such animal or animals so taken
up or Impounded shall pay to such
To all persons holding or controlling
enemy property, or property of allies
of enemies, or Indebted to enemies
or allies of enemies (as the word
"enemies" Is defined by Act of Con
gress of October 6, 1917, relating to
Trading With the Enemy).
TAKE XOTICK. that tho Honorable
A. Mitchell Palmer , alien property
custodian under said Act of Congress,
has appointed the TRF.NT TRl'ST
COMPANY. L1MITF.IV whose office
Is at II16-H20 Fort Street. Honolulu.
Hawaii, as Depository for the Terrl
person or persons as may be author-1 to,.v of Hawnii of vncmy ,.,,,-. ,,
British authorities refused to allow
the Dutch to transmit messages over
the Knglish cables to the Dutch colony
of .lava, whereupon a Dutch expert
built a powerful radio station on nan
doeng. Java, and ho is now transmit
ting live thousand words daily from
his Javanese home to Scheveningen.
near The Hague. This remarkable
achievement of sending wireless mes
sages ten thousand miles around the
world without the aid of intervening
relay stations, is of great interest to
the scientists. The station was built
at an elevation of twenty-eight hun
dred feet. This may account for it.
It is our opinion that the location of
wireless plants on great elevations
will result in a greatly increased radi
us of effective service. Why anyone
should erect a wireles plant down be
hind the hills, as was done at Koko
Head, is more than ordinary wireless
operators can understand. Wireless
stations on the summits of the island
mountains would in all probability re
sult in far more effective service.
The Honolulu Advertiser speaks of
George Creel as "an ex newspaper
num." "X" usually stands for an un
known quantity. Creel never was very
much of a newspaper man. He was
about as nervy as .they make the-.-.-,
however, and was an ardent admit r
of President Wilson. Wilson is a man
who stands by his friends, and he not
only appointed Creel as head of tho
Publicity Bureau, but refused to nr.'
him when lie gave out that false re
port last July concerning the alleged
attack on the American transports,
aid the alleged sinking of several
submarines by the American torpedo
boats. Creel, as an excuse, said that
he wanted to make the folks at home
feel good, and make their Fourth ef
July a h.-.ppy one. But what do you
hink of a man in his position who will
sen out false, or even exaggerated re
ports of army or navy doings in order
"to make the folks at home feel good?"
ized as before said, the sum of fiftv
cents per head as expenses for taking
up. driving and impounding said ani
mal or animals together with all pound
fees as provided herein."
Section 2. This amendment shall
take effect at the expiration of thirty
days from and after lis publication.
Approved this fith day of February.
1 ill N.
HOARD OF SCPKRVISORS.
( SHAL )
(County of Kauai)
J. MAII1A1 KANF.AKl'A.
The Board of Supervisors of the
County of Kauai will receive bids up
to in o'clock of March tlth. ISMS, ofr
furnishing all building materials to i
lie used in the construction of a six
room touchers' collage at Kleele
List of materials and information
will be furnished on application to the
J. 11. MORAGN'K.
County Koad Supervisor.
Lihue. Hawaii. Feb. 11. 1!1S.
Feb. 12. 2(1. Mar. r.
enemy money, and property and mone
of allies of enemies, all within tho
definition and contemplation of said
Act of Congress, and that all persons,
firms, associations, and corporations
having property or money of. or owing
money to. enemies or allies of ene
mies, according to the definition of (be
word "enemy" in said Act. shall turn
over, or pay. as the case may be. to
said depositary, the Trent Trust Com
pany. Limited, all sm h properly or
money, respectively, and further thai
all persons, firms, associations or cor
porations having, holding or con! roll
ing enemy property or enemy money,
or property or money of allies of
enemies, or owing money to su h
enemies or their allies as aforesaid,
sbiil forthwith mail or deliver to said
depositary at 1 loin lulu a sworn report
of such property, money or indebted
Honolulu. January 22. 101S.
TRF.NT Tlll'ST COMPANY. LTD.
By RICHARD H. TRF.NT.
Feb. 12. 1!'.
Kederal Tires are piod tires, and
j:iw g-ood service. Prices :uv reason
able. Mcllrydo Store. Agents for
The l uited States has purchased a
hundred thousand tons of nitrate in
Chile, and will sell it to farmers at
cost. That is one of the best things
the government has done in many
moon Now if the government does
n't forbid the use of it. on the ground
that if the farmers work, they will
need to eat. and if they eat. the sold
iers at the front can't have any beans,
perhaps the farmers will raise i t ops
enough to feed themselves, and have
enough left to feed a few of the men
who are lighting our battles.
Tlie ( i.'Yernnu'iit of the United stales of America having
found its war tinances ami citizen interest mmirc the loyal a-M-tamv
of the vop!o of moderate nwav.s or r.o lvuans. except
their daily incoiiM', lias devised :i unique tinar.cial scheme, whtiv
by Loth suhsei'il vrs ami the (.iovcinimni may Kmlh ami the
il.iy of settlement ami payim-nt he deferred i-y live years, or in
t!ic year I'.'lM. a date undoubtedly heyoml iho end of the war.
n.v means of thrift stamps of the denomination of twenty
live cents, an accumulation can be made so that within the year
l'.'lV a minimum War Saving Certiticate of a 6-Vi.H.I ilcitotni na
tion, may he secured. The Cert ilicate may he increased, if de
sired, to One Thousand Dollars.
No move elective way of saving and acquiring the habit of
saving has rvr been placed before a people
l'.veiy Ci viiiicate is also acertitieate of partnership with tho
United S;a: of America in carrying this War for Liberty.
1 recommend and urge the (.'itieiis to promptly begin tins
imp..:g:i of Savings and partnership.
IN W1TNKSS WIIKKKOK. 1 have hereunto set mv hand
ami e.iu-ed the (ileal Seal of the Territory of Hawaii to be af
l'iNl' at the capital in-Hoiiolnhi this 1th day of F, bnury.
A. 1. luiv
(Sgd) I.IVITS hi. riNKHA.M.
(iovenior of Hawaii.
'.V the liowvi.or
isgdi mms r. iatkka,
S.vrci.uv of Hawaii.
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,.w i- the tan. lo pre) are a-ain-l .!i"ii-M.
1 1 1 II--. . u -e t ill'
.iinmer. It :i!i'.';il) I- n- I .- 'leeessl'itl !y m
il.hi:i and Maui. C..-t nl' in -tall. ii ion moderate,
l-'oi t r i -l; aid il ,,n- -.mini". I : i w m -, or crops
oi a. :n - a:i kind
b-v.r,! Sl COOKE, LTD
liWi-177 s.-. King si.
I mn! u 1 aii'l I'.- !-I'l.. M i ial
1 lolioll ill
Will ml qia -lien, ihe b. t ! -t -1 i
in 1 he u i rl-i
t lit ironi the l.aei.-bone por
tion of oak-1. iiiin-il leal !n r, and
ma le water n ml'.
Catton, Neili & Co., Ltd.
Help Your Country.
Buy War Savings Siamps at Eleele Poslcffice
THK !'K-T !'i I--HM.K SKt l'UITV i'Oi;
'i'i U; INVKsT.MIiNT.
An ii ly ran Inv, -; in Thril'i
Stamps and War S:,h,g
Slalrps. l'lil a l.ii.le Momy
by for 1 he I'lnv, i- ,ial Kainv
Buy Your Stamps at
J. I. Silva's Eleeie Store
Adopted by the f .'.'...wii.g ha-,- bah .irganiaiions !'ot ilie I'.'l 7 season :
Oahu 1-ag-ie Kauai Ama'o ur Athlelie Association
Maui Al.o.tie A-oeiat'on II i'.iiu t'ommeivial League
Ililo il.w l'.aii Leak".'." iim rianlalion-' hav Hall l.eaguo
K i.-imei'tal S, rie. el.o!ield barraeks
THK KKACH "t tdlK CKNTKl!- bAI.I. i ,,-ed exehisiyely
by the American l-cagm- am! World's 1'liampions
Tlu Standard ..f the Pa.e Hall World
The Honolulu police, assisted hy sol
diers. recently made a raid en o; iam
joints in that city, and captured forty
two persons and fifteen Ihou.-ati ! dol
lars' worth of opium. That's t'.r.e.
The Honolulu papers have heon en
deavoring to ,-eiure action along that
line for years past. One c.nnot help
asking why the raid wasn't made a
long time ago.
The Honolulu Advertiser said that ;
the Klivs' Chi'a maintained a hoo c
joint. The Klks called that libel. It
doesn't s. ein to have oci urred to ar.v
of them th.u if it was di.-gr.u ef.il to
say that they kept a hoo.'e jo:nt. it
w..s far more disgraceful to hae gic.i
ell ortumty tor the assert ton.
Let Us Do All Your
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Territorial Messenger Service
REACH GOODS are for sale at the principal stores
fA0"5v on lauai
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
M-:;:Md rni;s imi; thk
a. .i. ii in.
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CHANG HING KEE
LIHUE HARNESS SHOP i
tv i . v i.i. i , t. : ;
S C Mi r.icr. stew.it-j on t!i.- steam
ship C.ov - nor. h.is ir.v.-i.te i a l;:, -.,a
.!'.g .-lilt that set -.lis to Wetk Tt'.C U-
tcnf.eii of the editor of the New Klv
dont is respectfully called to this. K -a
taan w h. oiii .ittcn:pt tc m'.l : he
truth in Hawaii needs a l.fe savii..;
suit of same kind.
l'p-:o-d.tc I.i very. Pr.. in and. Hoarding Stable and Auto
BETWEEN LIHUE anJ KEKAHA
Lc-avir.,: I.huc vvcry Mo:-..!av. Wednesday and Frid.n .
I. e.! Kckah.i ivcrv Tr.oday. Tl'.v.r.-dav and Saturdav.
ARR1V1XO AT THKIk I ir.STI XATIOX IX TIIRKK HOURS
F. WEBER. Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea P. O. Box 71
Harness and Saddle Maker, Aulomobilo
Top and General Repair Work.
Henry Waterhcuse Trust Co., Lid. I
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