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TI1R GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, JAN. 21. 1919
THE GARDEN ISLAND
a?s Ay if FVl'MiY
ALL Kauai First, Last and all the time.
GOVERNMENT ' Tl'KSDA V
MEASURES KENNETH C. HOPPER, Managing Editor
AT ALL . L , lT ,.
TIMES. TUESDAY .... JANUARY 21, 1919 KAUAI
With the ratification of the pro
hibition amendment by Nebraska,
a few days ago- the needed three
fonrths majority wns secured for
It is now only a question of a
comparatively short time when
such prohibition will go into
ell'ect throughout the whole coun
try. No, it will not be absolutely ef
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
Editor, Garden Island My first Im
pulse after reading "Citizens" letter
of criticism in the Garden Island of
Jan. 14th, was to ignore it entirely,
but as it reflects upon he service at
the postoflice and does injustice to the
public and myself, I will make a brief
answer to my critic,
Mail v matter arriving from other
parts of the Island is never left to be
distributed the following day. ' The
mail carrier from the Waimea side
leaves Kekaha at 12 noon on his re
turn trip arriving at Lihue at 4 o'
clock or after. At this time we are
closing the mail for Honolulu; it it
natural to expect that the local mail
. .can not be distributed before the Ho
nolulu mail leaves the office. Hanalei
mail arrives earlier and is always dis
tributed immediately oh its arrival.
In regard to the parcel. I have no
knowledge of any parcel addressed to
another office laying at Lihue office a
week or over. No complaint was ever
made in regard to any such package.
Such delay can hardly happen, in view
of the fact that all mails arriving at
this office, to be forwarded, are em
ptied on the distributing fable and
from there placed in their respective
pouches or sacks.
I challenge my critic to prove when
and where-. he ever, saw the under
signed soliciting insurance during
working hours. . I defy him to prove
that my insurance business is inter
fering with the proper servlqe at the
postoffiep. I. have as muaH right to
run an insurance business as my pre
decessor had to run a bank, so long
as the " business "does not Interfere
with the work at the postoflice, but
the imputatjon that I am doing so Is
false.. About my critic's threats I care
not, and I am losing no sleep worry
ing about what the Chamber of Com
merce Will do or not ' do.
I am giving, on an" average, 12
hours a. day of my time to the office,
the government requires of me eight.
During December last, I was out a few
hours a day during the first part of
the month, not selling insurance, but
visiting he schools in behalf of War
I have no bank clerks, and my in
surance business Is not sufficiently
large to employ clerks that could be
used in assisting in the distribution of
maJIs at the office, hence the reason
of .not. being able to render a service
equal to that rendered by" my pre
decessor. I believe In' fair play. I am willing
to receive just criticism. A public of-'
ficlal Bunds subject to have his acts !
criticised, but let that criticism be !
constructive, .just, and with a desire
that whatever the- wrong may be, it
can be righted. I am striving with
the limited help at my disposal to
gie an efficient service. I am serving
the public in general and not individu-
Bis in particular. Your postmaster is
always ready to receive- suggestion?,
he is also ready to receive any just
complaint; and willing to correct any
error:; Jlemember that the postmaster
is . uui tne only one handling the
mails", though he has: the supervision he f"3" be Protected. He has
of the service; he depends upon his ' harve8ted at Iea8t n "op of rice
clerks for the performance of certain d VW Mi n0t
work. If they fail to do their duty or Pa d Cen' t0 the evernm
give proper attention to the patrons ' .J"? he WE8 "b0Ut t0 ploW Up
of the office, the attention of the post- h'S T l 1 g3V6 him n0tIce by aUthor"
master must be called to the fact so Y Publ,C La"d DPartment-
that errors may be corrected. - ' I ,n t0 proCeed any further' as the
We are confident that not -many I
weeks hence, the Lihue postoflice- will ',
be in a position to render a first class '? re"our" n.aue. it
service, but that such may be possible ! 8h0U,d, Le by M,r' Nait0 t0 the g0Vern"
we ask the cooperation of the public, j""1 fr ""??ld renta! of thU land for
M.G.SANTOS. !thirar m8'
Postmaster government, through its land
.q, ' commissioner and governor, feels that
I owing to the unsettled condition of
Editor, Garden Island Plefse allow the water controversy appertaining to
me space in your valuable paper for 'the Hanapepe lands, it would be much
the following: better, pending the settlement of the
Unquestionably the public of Lihue water question, to lease this land to a
have been accustomed to a first class citizen, who can or may be able to
service that can never be rendered, arrange some way of getting water on
outside of the Hank Branch and Com- to this land and place it under culti
bination, by anyone whoever he may vation, thereby deriving some benefit
be, that takes the very same office, 'to it in the way of substantial rental,
to the satisfaction of all. The service It also feels that when homesteading
from the Bank toward the postoflice ' is put in operation at some future
on mail arrivals and departures were time, those who would be fortunate
certainly in the majority of cases Jo ' enough to secure these lands already
what it is today, and considering that under cultivation in sugar cane, will
fective, any more than any other
law is absolutely effective. There
will still be some violators of the
law, who will make swipes, and
handle moonshine whiskey, but
with fear and trepidation ; just as
there are foot pads and burglars
and thieves that will rob or steal
in a small way under cover of
the night. But they are men with
a price on their heads, afraid of
their own shadows, and ashamed
after the change the work has been
done altogether by new hands and
still further handicapped by shortage
of help, I certainly admire the way
the service has been kept pretty well
up to standard with all those holiday
rushes. As to kicks, toward the
former service, if they only could have
been expressed by the sufferers, most
ly of the labor classes, they surely
would have been large ones. They
were all chased out to the nearby
business house for assistance., no mat
ter in what respect, registered mails,
Indentification, money orders, explana
tions, and interpreting; but these
were not individuals with sufficient
influence to bring the matter before
the Chamber of Commerce.
As to time, I think the public ought
to at least have pity on the human
being at present in charge and give
him a fair and square show. Love
and justice will cover a multitude of
sins. As I pass by the Office most
every night of the week, I very sel
dom fail to see the lights burning
at the Post Office and the head man
at work. How about giving Mr. Green
Editor, Garden Icland: I see by your
last issue that arrangements have
been made to turn over certain areas
of public land In Hanapepe to private
parties for the cultivation of cane.
Now I would like to ask whether this
is not the land that was supposed to
be set aside for homesteads or other
similar small holdings, and which has
been,, recently under survey for that
purpose; and if so, I would like to
ask why this plan, all of a sudden,
and without any explanation, has been
called off, and a private arrangement
made which : will tie the land up for
years, It may be? This is so directly
in contravention of the law, and so
decidedly at variance with the profess
ed policy of the government that I
can hardly believe it is so. However,
it would be well for the land depart
ment to explain its intentions in re
gard to those lands, and allay the
suspicions that are being aroused.
Editor, Garden Island: Any one
reading an article appearing in last
week's issue of "The Garden Island"
entitled. "Hanapepe Lands Under Cul
tivation., will be led to believe that
an injustice has been done to one
Naito. a blacksmith of Hanapepe. '
by the Department of Public
To correct any such impression I
'Uh 10 iS that the Public Land3
Department does not know r.or d;d it
' authorize said Naito to enter in and i
upon the 13 acres described in the
article referred to above for the pur
pose of rice cultivation.
Prior to 1917 Mr. Naito had this
land, which was leased to him by the '
fl of Gay & Robinson, under culti-
vation in sugar cane. At the expira
tion of the Gay & Robinson lease
with the government, Mr. Naito con
tinued to cultivate this land without
any written authority or assurance
" , Uee" ,8"OUea 10 anotner' 10
wit: a close relative of mine. If there
of their own records.
Hereafter the man who wants a
drink has got to go into partner
ship with a criminal to get it, and
steal into some dark corner to
drink it, and keep all his wits
about him that lie isn't surprised
by the law in the operation.
The li(iior business has got a
black eye for good; it is a sick
man indeed, and the funeral is not
be benefitted by the rattoon.
In conclusion I would like to say
that from all authoritive statements
given me relative to the opening of
the Hanapepe Lands for homcstead
ing, it appears to me that It will take
some little time before homesteading
can be done to this land; certainly it
will not happen this summer, possibly
not by next summer.
Thanking you in advance for the
space in your paper, I am,
M. J. PEREIRA.
FROM THE LAND DEPARTMENT
The following Is In answer to a let
ter of Inquiry in regard to the Hana
pepe lands addressed to the Land De
partment by J. M. Lydgate, Secretary
of the Chamber of Commerce:
Dear Sir Replying to your letter of
It is true that certain arrangements
for a cane planting contract between
this office and Mr. M. J. Pereira are
pending. However, the arrangements
has not yet been signed by all parties.
In view of several protests received
in regard to this matter, I am lead to
believe that the situation as regards
these lands has been misrepresented
to us. In order to avoid any misunder
standing in the matter, I intend to
visit Kauai in the very near future to
make a personal investigation of .same.
You may rest assured that this de
partment will not enter into any con
tracts that will work an Injustice upon
the present occupants of the land, or
tie up the same against future home
steading. I have written Pereira advising him
that his contract has not yet been
signed and that he therefore has no
authority to take any action in regard
to the lands in question.
Very truly yours,
C. T. BAILEY,
Acting Commissioner of Public
THE HONOR SYSTEM
There are hotels nnd restau
rants which are run upon the
honoj system. No bill is given.
You pay the amount you say you
owe and no questions are asked.
You can buy your morning paper
from an unguarded pile by throw
ing down the coins and going on.
There are offices, fortunately
ninny of tliein- where one is not
required to punch a time card as
lie enters and leaves. All these
are ventures in democracy. They
breathe of equality and personal
responsibility. They assume that
an American can be trusted.
Just so is the latest program
from the United States Food Ad
ministration. Certain big regu
lations have been established such
as the restaurant ami hotel rul
ings in regard to bread and but
ter, double cream, more than one
kind of meat, etc. These are nec
essary in order to protect the
patriot from the slacker, just as
certain laws are needed even in a
In the homes, however, there
are no hard ami fast rules. You
are not asked to present meat
coupons, nor are you guarded as
you buy your week's supply of
fats, nor above all does an officer
come to drive away your cow and
chickens as they do in (ierniany.
Xo one tells you lioir you shall
use the food you buy. All of these
things are left to you, the big in
dividual yoi to whom thcUnited
States Food Administration
speaks in confidence about the
great need overseas, and the great
task which we have to accomplish.
So far the people of the United
States have proved their ability
to handle such questions Iheni
st'lvcs. There is no reason to be-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIFTH CIRCUIT, TERRITORY OF
HAWAII AT CHAMBERS IN
In the Matter of the Estate of Mrs.
Mary K. Bade, of Koloa, County of
Kauai, T. H., Deceased.
Order of Notice of Petition for Allow-
anc of Accounts, Determination of
Trmt and Distribution of the Estate.
On Reading and Filing the Petition
nnd accounts of Henry Blake and
Solomon K. Kaulili, Administrators of
the Estate of Mary K. Bade of Koloa,
County of Kauai, T. II., deceased,
herein petitioner asks to be allowed
f!)S..ir nnd charged with $115.00, and
prays that their accounts bo examined
and approved, that they nnd their
sureties be discharged from all fur
ther responsibilities concerning said
CHtato nnd that n final order of distri
bution be nindn of the property re
maining in their possession to the
persons thereto entitled.
It Is Ordered, that Friday, the 7th
day of February, A. D. 1919, at 9:30
o'clock A. M. at the Court Room in
Lihue. Kauai, of this Court, bo and the
same hereby is appointed the time
and place for hearing said Petition
nnd Accounts, nnd that all persons
interested then nnd there appear and
show cause, If any they have, why
said petition should not be granted,
and present evidence as to who are
entitled to the said property.
Dated the 4th ripy of January, 1919.
LYLE A DICKEY,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the
JOSEPH ANDRE SOUZA,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, 1919.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FIFTH
Territory of Hawaii
At Chambers In Probate
In the Matter of the Estate of
Lawrence J. Muudon, late of Kapaa,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given by the under
signed Administratrix of the Estate
of Lawrence J. Mundon, deceased, to
all persons having claims against
said decedent or his estate to present
the same, duly authenticated, and
with proper vouchers, if any exist, to
the undersigned Administratrix, at her
home in Kapaa, whether such claims
be secured or unsecured within six
(6) months gro"m Jan. 7, 1919 (the
date of the first publication of this
notice) or they will be forever barred.
Dated this 3rd day of Dec. A. D.
MRS. LAHAPA MUNDON,
Administratrix of the Estate of
Lawrence J. Mundon, deceased.
P. O. Address: Kapaa, Kauai.
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, 1919.
TENDERS FOR REDWWOD PIPE
The Doard of Supervisors of the
County of Kauai, at Lihue, T. H., will
receive bids up to 10 o'clock A. M. of
Feb. 6th, 1919, for furnishing 4500
feet of 4 inch Redwood Pipe, to be
delivered at Port Allen, Kauai.
The pipe to be designed to with
stand a pressure of 25 lbs. to the
square inch or more. All bids must be
accompanied by a certified check
covering 5 per cent of the amount
bid. The usual bond will be required
if the contract is awarded.
The Bupervisors reserve the right
to reject any or all bids.
J. H. MORAGNE,
County Road Supervisor.
Jan. 14, 21 2S, Feb 4.
FOR SALE ON KAUAI "
Pure tired. Ri.eianrorl 171.11.,
Pull, 1 year and 10 months old, $150.
For pedigree, etc., apply P. O. BoxCS.
FOK SALU OK KFXT
Slightly used pianos. Also
piano tuning and repairing. See
lak llergstroni, Lihue Hotel.
..Buick Six, newly painted and in
first-class, condition. Price, reason
able. Apply to Garden Island for
Ford Runabout, in good condition.
Must bo sold quick. $375 cash. En
quire Kapaa Auto Service. tf.
A small diamond pin, between
Kapaa and Lihue. Finder return
to (Jarden Island office ami re
lieve that they will fail now to
provide the L'O.OOO.OOO tons of
food which we must send over
there this year.
Xo, the tide of battle to prove
the worth of deniocracv at home
will never waver in favor of the
autocratic Prussian methods
against which our boys have
fought and won.
LKT I'S IX) ALL Yoni
WE AUK STILL IN
Territorial Messenger Service
ly. We cannot buy more to sell at these figures, our advices from
the manufacturers being conclusive that shoes will cost more.
Manufacturers' Shoe Store
T "V T
Up-to-date Livery, Draying and Boarding Stable and Auto
BETWEEN LIHUE . and KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
Leaving Kekaha every Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday.
ARRIVING AT THEIR DESTINAT'ON IN THRER HOURS I
ALFRED GOMEZ, Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea
Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd.
Work8 2d and South Streets
General O flit-ess
KSW- '"' Sis-
a icu iian Itcpr 'sen tn I ives for
Jeffre Manufacturing Co's
Link Belt Chains
Pulverizers Algaroba Bean, Lima, Coral,
Binco tho very bewaring ot
the automobile industry, wheo
Michelia invented tho pneu
matic automobile tire, Micho-'
tin Tires have been famous!
lor their daability,'
Mrs. J. A.
Mlchelln Calngt an just as good ot Michdin Red Inner Tubes,
whioh or afttn hnilatedin color but never In quality.
Read The Garden Island
Vo arc oblc to cell
these lace boots
wjth clotli tops at
the priecB quoted
for a short time on
P. O. Box 71 T
Yet, to-day, you can buy
Michelins for less tbaa bmoj
Come in and let us tell you
bow you can save money bj
ttug Micbcliafc' '