Newspaper Page Text
THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 1M0
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER
- JULY 6
NAWIL1W1LI II ARBOR IN
The Chamber of Commerce is
in receipt of a communication
from Col. Newcomer informing us
that the assurances in regard to
rights of way, rail connection, etc.
forwarded sometime ago have been
approved by the secretary of war
as satisfactory, and that the Fed
eral appropriation will be avail
able whenever the conditions in re
gard to the 200,000 contribution
from the Territory have been com
In regard to this latter, the Gov
ernor lias been interviewed, and
lie reports that the bonding possi
bilities for 11)110 have been ex
hausted, and that bonds to cover
this amount cannot be issued un
til next year. We have waited
so long, and with so many disap
pointments, that we can wait that
In the mean time there are some
odds and ends of preparation that
may well be speeded up so that
when the money is really available
things may go forward expeditiously.
.S7.1.L WE UPHOLD THE
The letters published herewith
in this issue from the U. S. Dis
trict Attorney and the Collector
of Internal Revenue, in regard to
t he enforcement of Prohibition,
deserve our careful attention and
thoughtful consideration. We
trust that all our readers will
peruse them. We venture to call
special attention to one or two
The more or less common idea
that we have cherished, to the
effect that it was out of our pro
vince to do anything about illicit
booze, and that it was entirely
"up to" the Federal authorities to
enforce the law, it now appears is
all bunkum, and without any foun
dation in fact.
The U. S. Distriort Attorney,
who may be supposed to know,
calls attention to the fact that the
National Prohibition Act specif!
cally provides that the "local and
state authorities are primarily
responsible for law and order in
their .respective communities, and
therederal agencies only coordi
nate and supplement them not
In other words, it is up to us
locally to enforce this law, just
the same as any other law; and
we may no louger quiet our con
sciences, and addle our intelligen
ces with any such bunkum as that
it is "up to" the Federal authori
ties to enforce this law, because
it was made in aslnngton.
. 'were is a more or less wide
spread feeling that however repre
hensible it may be to manufacture
and sell "moonshine" or okolehao,
it is quite all right to buy and
drink it, if you want to. The cur
rent idea is that the taint of
crime, if there be any, evaporates
when it passes to the consumer.
But the District Attorney holds
otherwise. He writes, "You very
properly include those who con
sume this illegitimate liquor in
the class with those who traffic in
It is possible that many peo-
cope with the situation. But the
nforcement of the law is, by the
erms of the Eighteenth Amend
lent, placed in the hands of the
tates and territories as well as
-f the federal government.
It is very apparent that there
s somewhere ou the waterfront at
east oue place where booze is
jeing sold with impunity and that
A is not hard to find that place,
otherwise how could seamen who
ad never been here before secure
iquor so quickly that within half
n hour they have to be carried
aek aboard their vessels helpless
AVhat is more, the stuff that is
.ispensed as liquor is rank poison,
t does more than merely intoxi
ate; it poisons the whole system
nd in some cases has resulted
atally. Some it drives raving
Are our local police authorities
,oing to sit still and permit. the
llegal tratlic to go on unimpeded?
s Honolulu to get the name
.nnoiig seafaring men of a port
vigorously to be avoided by ves
sels because of the ease with
which their crews can secure poi
son under the name of liquor?
If respect for law does not move
those responsible for its enforce
ment, business considerations at
least should dictate the inaugu
ration of a vigorous and deter
mined movement to stamp out the
vicious t ruffle. Advertiser.
LEFFIN G WELL ON SOLDIERS
BONUS AND BOND ISSUE
In discussing the "Soldier and
his bonus" in a recent issue of the
Saturday Evening Post, K. C.
Leffingwell, Assistant Secretary
of the United States Treasury, re
views the ways and meaus of rais
ing the money should its expen
diture be authorized.
He declares that another issue
of Liberty Bonds is out of the
question. Probably no one man
in the United States is better ac
quainted with the actual financial
possibilities of the country than
Leffingwell. He is the man who
was relied on for working out the
details of the big loans. No man
knows more about Liberty Bonds
than does Leffingwell. He refers
to them in the following language
in his article in the Fost:
"A $50 bond in the hands of a
patriot turned spendthrift was to
him a .."0 bill to be spent Satur
day night and if the !?."0 bill turn
ed out to be a 4." bill, small
matter. This was the first and
most immediate cause of depre-4
elation of Liberty Bonds effecting
"I doubt whether higher rates
of interest on Liberty Bonds,
which would have meant more
taxes for the taxpayer or more
spending money for the bond
holder, would have had any other
effect than to increase the infla
tion which has been rampant since
the Victory Loan. Sonie critics
say that the Treasury should have
foreseen the after-the-war reac-
ple have failed to properly con-tion and in order to protect bond
holders from the consequences of
their own acts, issued the bonds
and notes at rates of interest
which would insure a market
price for them at or near par even
in the period of reaction.
"Instead of telling the pe.ople
frankly and boldly that prices are
high because they are wasting, we
fix prices and prosecute profiteers
in order that the people may buy
more and pay less. Instead of
telling the people the Liberty
Bonds have depreciated because
they are treating their Liberty
Bmids as spending money, we
clamor that the rate of interest
upon the bonds is too low and
urge a bonus to bondholders dis
guised as a refunding operation."
The retention of Liberty Bonds
and their purchase at present mar
ket juices and the safeguarding
of savings by means of govern
ment savings securities are ad
vocated by the Treasury Depart
ment as sure methods of rectify
ing the economic conditions Mr.
Leffingwell outlines above.
aider this situation, and have not
viewed their conduct in its true
It is another case of the "par
laker being as bad as the thief"
the man who buys and consumes
or even consumes without buying
on the treat of a friend, this ille
gitimate stuff is a law-breaker,
as w ell as the man he buys it from,
or the man who makes it, and de
serves the reprehension and op-
jprobriiim that are due the law
When members of the crew of a
foreign steamer can come ashoje
in Honolulu and in half an hour
get roaring drunk ; when the move
nients of vessels touching at this
port can be interfered with be
cause their crews are incapaci
tated by indulgence in illicit
boo.e. and when captains of other
vessels either avoid the port en
tirely or lie outsidee to prevent
their seamen from being poisoned
by Hawaiian "moonshine," it
looks a good deal as though there
were something mighty wrong.
It is probably true that the fed
eral force for the enforcement of
the prohibit ion act is too small to
Territorial Summer School
Honolulu : JULY 7 AUGUST 18
PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT INSPIRATION
Hawaii's Great Educational Symposium
For circular, address Summer School, P. O. Box C36
Honolulu, T. II.
Waimea Stables, Ltd.
The most famous Garage on Kauai. The near
est place to get transportation to
The Barking Sands, Olokele Canyon,
Waimea Canyon, Kokee Camps,
Kukuiolono Park, etc. .
Do Business all over the Island of Kauai
Our Autos are comfortable, our Drivers are
Reliable and have been with us for years, and
know every inch of the country.
We Rent Ford Cars Without Drivers.
We have good Riding Horses, accustomed to the
work. We do Draying and Hauling by Trucks
all over the Island We run the Stage Line
between Li hue and Kckaha three round trips
ALFRED GOMEZ, Manager.
Telephone 43 WAIMEA P. O. Box 71
When in Honolulu
New, modern, high class restaurant,
centrally located. Cool and comfort
able; best food and service. European
Operated in connection with the
J.F. CHILD, Proprietor.
Diamonds, Watches, JeicAry,
DETOR & ELIE
Manufacturing Jewelers and IVatcl.niacrs
No matter where
you buy "Red Crown,"
you always get the.
same high-quality fuel.
It is made to meet the
requirements of your
"Red Crown" is all-re-
Enery gasoline with the
full and continuous chain
of boiling points neces
sary for ready starting,
quick and smooth acceler
ation, steady, dependable
power and long mileage.
Look for the "Red Crown"
sign before you nil.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
he Gasoline of Quality
Platinum and Diamond Pieces
Made to Order
Call for Memorandum Goods
HOTEL AND FORT STREETS
HONOLULU. T. H.
REGAL SHOE STORE ANNOUNCEMENT
TO OUR KAUAI FRIENDS
When we opened our beautiful new store on Fort Street
we closed our books, dispensed with most of our office force,
and placed our business on a "pay as you buy" basis. By so
doing we have been able to reduce the price of our shoes from
10 to 15 which is a direct saving to our customers.
We want our island customers to be in a position to take
advantage of Spot Casli prices,and still not be inconvenienced
by C. (). 1). method. So we have decided to fill your orders
for shoes, and send them on approval, and carry the transac
tion as a CASH ITEM in ouroflice, requesting that if the
shoes are not in every way satisfactory you return them. If
they are satisfactory keep them, and send us your check or
money order by return mail.
Our new CASH policy is meeting with splendid success,
which proven that the public are only too willing to pay
cash, when they can get first quality shoes, such as we carry,
at a reduced and reasonable price. We respectfully solicit a
continuance of your most valuable patronage.
Pay as you buy and learn thrift.
Yours very truly,
(JKO. A. DROWN, Manager.
READ THE GARDEN ISLAND
Cswriiki Hail KbtUncr ft Mr
Silva's Toggery, Honolulu.
f 41 4,
The last word in
Novelty Low Shoes
They are just received from the factory and ar the prettiest
shoes that we have seen for a long time. Made with turn soles,
long narrow toes and slender French heels.
Buckles of different designs to suit the individual taste.
Black Satin $8.50 to 12.SO
White Satin io.( u
Silver Cloth 12. 6 J
White Kid 12.50 to 15.00
Black Suede 15.00
Manufactures' Shoe Store
10S1 on S.r.,1, H.lulu, T. H.