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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, OCT. IS, 1913
m.tokts THE GARDEN ISLAND i-.
AN ANP , KVKKY
VIt Kauai First, Last and all the time.
" " " Tl'KMMtY
uoVKKXMKNT KENNETH C. 110 ITER, Managing Editor
MKASl'KKS K CHESTER RO HERTS, EDITOR
AT AM. , y K
TIMIs. TUESDAY OCTOBER l.', 1018 KAl'AI
FIRST REGULAR MEETING
OF MOKIHANA CLUB
LEST WE HREED SLUMS
LICET to themselves without guidance or
supervision t lit building of incipient ham
lets ami villages is hound to lto vie.ious, unsani
tary and dangerous. Each inan'hnilds accord
ing lo the dictates of his own fancy or his own
immediate advantage. More and more, as the
ground becomes valuable, the buildings are
huddled in together, with no adequate provision
for sanitation, tire protection, or even, in many
cases, for a proper supply of light and air.
t Jem-rally things go from bad to worse un
til a big lire cleans up the place, at the cost of
much valuable property, and even sometimes,
of life itself.
We see this sort of expensive folly going on
under our eyes in such centers as Kapaa, Ka
paia. Koloa. Ilanapepe. etc. The huddled to
gether aggregations of shacks in places such
as these are in deliance of cleanliness, order
and safety, and as such they constitute a stand
ing menace to health and property, and a con
' statu drag on tin- prosperity of the community.
The formation of excrescences of this kind,
which threaten public well-being ought to be
restrained and prevented by public ordinance,
and that public ordinance ought to be a live
issue and not a dead letter. And this ordinance
ought to provide that within village areas,
clearly designated, no building should be allow
ed without the permission ami approval of the
proper otliecv. or without compliance with the
This is the common and long tried practice
of other places for such conditions; we must
come to it here, and the sooner the better.
KEEP YiH'l! I.I HE I! TY 1U)1)S .'
AT this moment, when local people are be
ing persuaded to give up their Liberty
I'.onds in payment for bonds and shares in
certain mainland enterprises, we deem it our
duty to draw the attention of our readers to the
fact that Secretary McAdoo has just issued a
strong appeal to the American public to hold on
to their "Liberty llonds."
It is estimated that fully !..0t.li(HUM)0
'worth of Liberty I'.onds have been traded for
questionable stoiks. and in view of this both
the Canadian and American governments have
recently appointed committees for the sole
purpose of licensing the sale of securities; and
as licenses will be granted only to such corp
orations as can show the money is needed for
purposes that will actually help the govern
ment, it is up to every good citizen to refuse to
purchase stocks that have not been so duly
passed by the Capital Issues Committee of the
Cni ted States.
It is very easy to distinguish the licensed
stocks from tin others, because all prospectuses
must publish ;;ti ollicial notice showing that
We issue litis warning as a "Help Win the
War" appeal. ;.nd advise against the purchase
of securities Cat have not been licensed by
THE QUEENSLAND NUT
Hoes anyone here know anything about the
Queensland Nut? l'p on Hawaii, in Kona. thew
are becoming quite exercised about it. and are
threatening to p'..mt acres of it.
It seems th:.t it is a nut about an inch and a
half in diameter, with a dull, green husk, within
which there is a kernel about the size and shape of
a pecan nut. The meat is extremely rich and of
delicious flavor. The tree grows readily and bears
profusely, and is recommended for waste lands
which cannot otherwise be profitably used. It will
be worth a trial here on Kauai.
"Beware of a Premature Peace"
Says Fraser, in the London Mail
Continued from page 1)
Washington, has taxed that city be
! yoiul its capacity, so that myrlda of
I girls and women have found absolute
i ly no place in which to' stay.
' -With a quick eye and ready execu-
; live the Y. W. 0. A. ha9 at least parti-
nlly. met the need by building three
largo hotels, and establishing five
enfotarias with a capacity of 1000
"In many towns and cities through
out the land the population has been
suddenly doubled in the space of a few
weeks, and this has dumped Into the
I community a vast horde of more or
less wayward, if not lawless, elements
which have formed a dangerous men
ace to the womanhood of the com
munity. It lias been the mission of
the Y. W. C. A. to protect this woman
hood and care for its interests.
"Much of the work now being done
by women is of the most trying and
debilitating kind; work calling for the
utmost precision; work involving
much physical exhaustion, and great
nervous si tain; work involving the
handling of daiisexms explosives and
di'.:d!y chemicals. After a days wor'.i
of this extreme tension, quiet and rer-t
and i imfoit and recreation are on
absolute necessity if they are to keep
up end continue the work. These
women working under these condit
ions, are heroes just as much as the
man at the front, and they are ex
posed to dangers as great as those at
the front. The Y. W. C. A. comes to
these women with help and sympathy
and renewal in every way that it can.
"At the front the nurses have a
very trying and exhausting life of it.
such as no one can understand who
has not been there. Eighteen hours
a day of service, the most physically
exhausting and nervously trying th.it
a women can endure and only the
best of them can endure it. And when
for a few hours or a few days she can
get off duty she wants to get aw;.y
from the grind and the horror of it
all to a little taste of another life.
For these nurses the Y. W. C. A.
has installed nurses clubs, with com
fortable equipment and means or rec
reation and renewal. One such in
Paris has a building eleven story's
high with accommodation for 5000
"One of the things most needed and
most appreciated in France is a good
bath, and no single, simple ministra
tion has done more for the renewal of
courage and morale than the provision
made by the Y. W. C. A. for a good,
FROM the 1'nited States has comes a clear
strong word. While our Landsdownes and
Hendersons are babbling of "peace by negotia
tion." Washington has suddenly and informally
asked the question: Why have a peace conference at
Our American Allies are saying that they have
not the smallest intention of discussing anything
with Germany, because there is nothing to discuss.
The Allies, they declare, must first beat Germany
thoroughly and then dictate terms.. If the Germans
will not accept the Allied terms, we must continue
to hit them on the head until they do.
The fact is that we tumbled into this war so
quickly that we have never had time to think about
it The Vnited Slates thought about it hard for near
ly three years, and came in at last with very clear
cut convictions. In most of the big war problems
the mind of the United States is now far ahead of
ours, and certainly far ahead of the collective mind
of our Government. We are still back in the midst
of nineteenth-century ideas about wars and the way
they are ended.
We have talked about the Peace Conference
ever since the wr began. We could not get out of
our heads the silly spectacle of Pisratli coming
back from the Berlin Congress in a blaze of fire
works, bringing a rotten peace which plunged the
Balkins into woe for andther forty years. We
expected to see something like that, only better.
We even thought of another Congress of Yienna.
which settled Europe afresh amid balls and
junket ir.gs and reviews, and now is chiefly re
membered because its great achievement was the
invention of Nesselrode ice-pudding.
Consider that a Peace Conference of the old
conventional kind would mean. It would be
held, no doubt, at Berne or the Hague. You
would have the Germans coming in at one door,
all in uniform, all as arrogant as a Prussian officer
just captured by a British Tommy, all swearing that
Germany had really won the war because her soil
was still inviolate You would have the Allied
politicians tin tweeds as symbols of democracy)
coming in at the opposite door, half of them as
pliable as putty, none of them thinking of the views
of of the armies which had fought so valiantly and
made such sacrifices.
All kinds of men would be clamoring for a seat.
l'erh..ps !. nine, with his squ-aky voice and jerky
m.inn-r. unuld claim admision. Perhaps we
;-houM see Kcn-nsky. covering an inconstant and
irrej-olute mind with a torrent of empty words.
There would be furative Sir.n Feiners hanging about,
pretending to speak for that portion of Ireland which
talks nf Sidney Webbs pulling silly little wires.
There would be f.;rtive Sinn Feiners hanging about
(.it:(-r to propit.ite" Germany by giving her every
thing she wanted There would be men of that f.,r
more insidious ar.d dangerous gang which is trying
to spread the appalling idea that it would be better
to let Gt rniany do what she likes in Eastern Euro; e
so lor.2 as f lear up the rr.ess in the west.
The bargaining would go on for months, per
haps for a year or two. and all the armies would
have to remain mobilized for an indefinite period.
The world would seethe with turmoil and unrest
while the politicians on the one hand, and the
German General Staff on the other hand, tried
to shape the future of civilization. When once
Germany got an armstice, which is what she wants,
she would yield nothing.. She knows perfectly well
that if she can only obtain an armistice she will
gain some sort of profitable peace. She holds the
best part of half a million square miles of conquered
territory in Europe, and the Allies have nothing in
Europe to counterbalance these spoils.
Germany boasted this month in her wireless
messages that she had occupied territory in Surop"e
equivalent to one and a half times the size of the
German Empire as it .vas iu 1S14. This calcula
tion, she added, does not include her remoter ac
quisitions in Russia, which forms another substan
tial slice of the Old World. What sort of Peace
Conference could be held under such conditions?
Count Herding would appear with his hands full
of "pawns." The Germans would be told that
they had won the war. and they would instantly
prepare for another in which they would be no
But what iMhere is no Peace Conference? That
is the simple and entirely wise question which
comes to us from across the Atlantic-. What if
we sweep aside the Lansdownes and the Hender
sons, and let the victorious Allied Armies dictate
at the sword's point to a beaten Germany the terms
which Allied statesmen will draft? That is the
quickest way, and the only way. of ending the war
on a basis which will ensure a lasting peace. That
is the message which has come to us from Senator
Lodge at Washington.
I wish to add one corollary, however. It is not
enough to beat Germany. We have got to make
her know, to make all her people know, to let all the
world see. that she is beaten. I have said many
times in these columns, and I say again, that we
shall only do it by invading Germany.. There should
be no talk even of a dictated peace until there is
not a single German or Austrian soldier left 'in
France or Belgium or Italy tr Serbia, and until
the Allied troops stand on German soil.
Dr. Solf. the German Colonial Secretary, said in
a whining speech last week that, "an intellectual
revulsion must and will supervene against this
knockout spirit." Was there such a i evulsion in
Germany when she tried to overwhelm France in
1&14, when she enslaved Belgium, a hen he ob
literated Serbia, when she slit the niuin art ri-s
of P.umania to drain her life-bluod. when .-he i:n
p'"sei the infamous pe.-ue of Brest-Litevsk?
Dr. Solf said in the same speech that "tie
receiver of stolen pods canrct be the jjdge." I
thank him for the word. Gcrm-ny is ),o:n thi. f
and receiver, slayer of old men and children ar.d
debaser of women, the en.-lawr of t-i ,-,
She shall stand at the bar hef....-..- th- ave;.t-.i
nation and hear ; ji!c!:r.l pror. .:re -.-! u-.. n h-r
for her be?ti..l rimes. But brg.-.:n v..-;. ..- r .
that we can never do. Ameri.-a is right.
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