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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAR. 18, 1919
THE GARDEN ISLAND
. Kauai First, Last and all the time.
KEXXETII C. HOPPER,
MAKCII 15, 1919
l in r e
1(T CASH YOU II j bonds redeemable in 1!)U3, anl
YAli SAYIXIJS sTAMI'.Siwry one who took tliem under-
liliw.,1 llmt iiiiil llint- tdij.ul.1 mi frv
Ihe post olhces complain ol t lie . ,
"in uz iri mi ui iiitr luuuuii,
number of applicants who come
with their War Savings and
Thrift Stamps and insist on hav
ing them cashed. During the last
three months there have heen
Virion worth of such stamps cash
ed at the Li hue jiost ollice, and in
Honolulu, last mouth, no less
than 2s,(mm worth were cashed.
Multiply these ligures, in propor
tion. I iy the numlier of villages,
towns, and cijies throughout the
whole country and it will run into
an enormous amount..
V'ith a kindly consideration for
any who might he in ncel. the
'ioveiiiment made provision for
the cashing of these stamps in
case of emergency or serious fi
nancial strain, hut it was never
expected that people would ircat
them as a deposit hank account
against which they might draw
whenever the-fain y took them.
These stamps are of the nature
The real state of the case is,
doubtless, that some took them iu
the Hush of a patriotic enthusi
asm, which has since died away
and now they want to unload the
patriotic purden which they a:
sinned. Some others took them
to make a show of patriotism
which ihey did not feel, and to
avoid the imputation of being
slackers, and now that things
have simmered down and they can
do so quietly, they are repudiating
the obligation. It is the case of
the enlisted man who inarches
with the colors in the day time
when he is under the eye of his
superior officer, and theu deserts
under cover of night.
There may be some extenuation
for the man who is a slacker open
and above board, with the courage
of his convictions, but there is
none for the man who seeks the
red it of being a patriot, but who
is a slacker on the sly every time
he gets a chance.
We trust" that everv really loval
of bonds, a delinite contract to j ; i i.en. will hold onto his War
run a certain time and to be ful-j Savings Stamps to the uttermost
tilled jn.-t as mm ii as .my other; and thus demonstrate that they
contract is. A man ja.iy assign j meant the patriotism they profess
his contract perhap. but he ma.vjed when they took thejn. Anyone
not repudiate it.
aie really small
These stamps, who doesn't do ibis, the chances
denomination ' are that he is a slacker.
XAIGUAX MAC CM G HEY
Yaughan MacCaughey, the new
Superintendent of l'ublie In
struction, wins to meet the re
quirements, so far at any rate, as
academic attainments and simon
pure Americanism are concerned.
His ancestors fought in the war
of the Revolution, the Civil War,
ami other American wars, and he
himself is a member of the Nat
ional t'uard. So lie ought to be
a militant American. As to his
academic standing, he is a gradu
ate of Cornell. 1 !0S. and has been
engaged since that time in vari
ous scientific and educational
pursuits, which would seem to
indicate that he is a man of lib
In addition to these qualili
cations he will need to have execu
tive, judgment, patience and firm
ness in no small degree, and a cer
tain amount of indifference to
public criticism, all of which we
hojie he has. for he has a hard row
ahead of him. if we may judge by
what the others have had. It is
no easy matter to handle a thous
and teachers.' and thirty thousand
children, with the general public
thrown in. and keep the peace all
We bespeak for lihn the sympa
thetic cootieration or everyone
concerned; thus, and thus only,
will the best results be secured.
The Java Surplus Disappears iA 11,1 :,f,",' vel-v
sr l sugar went to the E
I'iu-Im Ah', til Siifnr calls atten-
little of this
It was mostly, and eagerly.
consumed in the Far East, where
tion to the vanishing menace of tl ey are just as hungry for ugar,
the .lava surplus which has been; as the people in the rest of -the
worrying sugar men for the last !
vear or two ! 1 "'fieant thing about this
At the ch.se of active hostilities ' is 1,,slt t,,ere is " ill,I,,ed-
last November there was a million'"" i ty of a near decline
tons of sugar in Moek in Java l,r,V,s' ln fiUt 5t 1,,oks 38
with th- prospect of another mil : t,H? i('"iAn'1 wo,,lfl "'
liwii and a half, or more comin-' U "Utnm tlie ""I'l'1' to
such ,an extent as to bring about
in .lava at that time for cents
a pound, while the rest of the
world was paying 7 cents, and it
was predicted that just as soon
as transportation could be secur
ed, the European market would
be Hooded with .lava sugar, ami
the price would drop clean
through the lloor.
I'm now already, only three
months or so from the lime when
the first .Java peril was at its
worst, ir .has practically disap
peared. The surplus stock on
hand is gone, and 10 per cent of
the coming crop js sold in advance.
a rise in prices instead of a decline.
liUOS'.i: LA i'KL liCTTOX FOR
lOXOJ.'AHLY DISCHARGED .
The War Department author
izes the following statement:
The "honorable discharge" em
Mem to be issued by the War De
partment will be a bronze lapel
but ion somewhat similar to the
L A. J!. button of like signifi
i.iiicc. It is the intention of the
Government to distribute the but
ton free of charge to all entitled
to it. The buttons will be manu
factured only by concerns chosen
by the Government, vhich will
furnish the dies for their manu
facture and purchase the buttons,
thus obviating any possible vari
ance from the approved pattern
in design, color, or material.
Of appropriate and artistic de
sign, the button is the result of a
competition among American art
ists and sculptors, conducted by
the Commission of Fine Arts of
which Charles Moore is chairman
and the following are members
Herbert Adams. J. Alden Weir,
Charles A. Matt, William M. Ken
dall, John Russell Pope. James
L. Green leaf, and Col. C. S. Rid
ley, secretary. Fifteen designs
were submitted by the Comtnis
sion for final selection by the
Chief of Staff.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
March 15, 1919.
cantor uaruen Island I was
very much interested, as well as
being in sympathy, in your article
'Failed to Make flood'' iu the is-
NO RATCHET SLIPPING - NO NOISE
Th': Crank is not touched and remain always in
The MASTER STARTER is made of very lew parts
We Guarantee every part of the
automatically disengages itself when
: ! 1 l 1 r.
ai engine is running or wnen u DacKtires
No more fear of car climbing up on the man who is cranking it.
YOU CAN START YOUR FORD WITH YOUR FOOT
JUST LIKE STEPPING ON THE CLUTCH
HAWAII BROKERAGE CO., KOKOLtLU. Agents . - . . j. R. BERGSTROM, Kauai Agent.
sue of the -1th of March. I'cing
somewhat familiar with the suit
ject. I beg to be allowed to use
'your columns to air the views, not
; only of myself, but of other local
! people who feel aggrieved at the
! action of the government in per
'milling these lands to be contiu
! ued to be held in spite of their
failure to abide by the stipula
tions of the agreement they sign
ed in November, 1!M7.
Mr Keliinoi claims that the
facts have been mis-staled, but he
is careful not to enlighten us as
to the real reason wliy these peo
ple are being allowed to retain
possession of the lands. It cer
tainly appears significant that the
lots complained of one. complHc
block were all taken up by Hono
lulu people and that these are the
only ones out of the whole series
who found it impossible!?) to
live up to their contract; strange
that they should all have the
same misfortune; -we have heard
that "Uirds of a feather ."
I quote, 'iioincsteading as far
as Van Gicson is concerned is a
failure hccaii.se they have not
moed upon their lands;" this is
not the argument, for it is well
known that the Homesteader has
two years before lie is compelled
to take up residence, but it is their
utter neglect of cultivation that
is complained of, and this is t lie j
reason why "they are being picked
upon." The ten homesteaders
whom Keliinoi accuses of being at
Kapaa town and Kealia have
more than complied with the full
est requirements of the law ami
that is all that is asked for. i.e.
to see that justice is administered
Mr. Keliinoi raises great com
plaint against oriental labor be
ing employed by the people of
Kapaa. etc. I would ask him point
blaifk whether it is not a fact that
at least one of his Honolulu
friends is guilty of this practice,
which he calls un-American?
Xo "injustice has been done to
the Van Gieson people," as Mr.
Keliinoi claims; the injustice has
been done the community at
large; to the hoinesteHiler who
kept good faith with his agree
ment with the Territory, and also
to the prospective homesteader
who is waiting to take hold of
these lands by right of forfeiture;
it is these people who can rightly
claim injustice. Xo attempt was
made "to throttle homesteading
in Hawaii," only the attempt to
see that the laws of the Territory
are lived up to by the contracting
parties. I proudly gaze at the
neighbors bountiful crops and
with a finger of scorn point at the
waste acres of the Honolulu hui.
Mr. Keliinoi's permission "to
cut -IM) head of cattle belong
ing to Thronas" is hardly clear.
His stipulation reads that the cat
tle are to found upon HIS land.
It is' nut HIS hind that is refer
red to, but that of the aforesaid
hui (recently called in a Hono
lulu paper "land hogs"). Will he
deny in bhuk and white ihat be-
fore the arrival of Mr. Thronas''
herd he permit U'd cattle to pas
ture upon the lands referred to
for 'a consideration of 50 cents per
month? Xo. he cannot: oerhans
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Aluminum Galvanized Green Band
Pails with extra heavy reinforced inset bottom wire
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HONOLULU and HILO
Sugar Factors and Commission Merchants
IMPORTERS OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Builders' Hardware Crockery Glassware
Sporting Goods Fishing Tackle
Safes Refrigerators Hmrk- I'liiirx
faints Varnishes Brushes oils
Harness Saddlery Knofhu; Trunks
he granted a lower
Mr. Keliinoi concludes with his
desire "to be neighborly," well
then let him prove his sincerity
bv taking down-the fence he re
cently erected blocking his neigh
bor's roadway, does such action
show a desire for brotherly love?
And again, his refusal to share
jiart ol the expense of the erection
of adjoining fences, and in his
action 111 turning in a herd of
cattle upon the land.. which will
not only damage the fences but
arc bound to destroy tlie growing
crops, this hardly shows his earn
est spirit for the welfare of his
If Mr. Keliinoi had devoted the
time that he took to discuss the
subject in your paper by replying
to the letters of complaint which
his neighbors were forced to ad
dress to him they would certainly'
hav' been inclined to believe his
The public.have a right to learn
why there is discrimination iu
th? administration of their land
laws; such practices have been
"put through" iu the past, but ihe
pnblic have awoken and now de
mand that equal lights prevail in
the dealing of Till 'Hi lands. Mr.
Icrvas iu the Star Ibilletin of the
13th of March also draws atten
tion to this matter.
Thanking vou for the
Fancy and Staple Lines, Feed, etc.
Shoe Toilet .Supplies Stationery etc. etc.
Writers of Fin-, Marine, Compensation, Autoinolalc and .Miscellaneous
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Upon application information will he cheerfully furnished in regard to any
of our lines in which you may le interested.
XOTT We have been reliably
informed that the parties coni
plained of in the above comniuii!
cation 1 ihe Van tiieson interests!,
have secured from the (lovernor
an extension of one year in which
to do the required amount of
work and improvements, on their
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