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.; THE. OARpEN - ISLAND, TUESDAY, JULY 27, ltflp
TH E GARDEN ISLAND
Issued JEvery Tuesday
i K K XXETH C. HOPPER Managing Editor
TUESDAY - - - ""' ' JULY27, 1920
MUST MAKE OURSELVES HEARD
Tl o testimony of an experienced observer
in regard to the prevalence of booze here, pub
lished in another column in this issue, deserves
our thoughtful consideration.
In response to the nuestio.i "Why is it
tl: it v,e have so much moonshine here?" he re
piinl "Hecauso yon haven't pot a good strong
jdildii sentiment against it. In Nevada they
simply wont stand for "bootlegging." They
want prohibition, they will have it, and they
gi t it ! When yon make up your minds here
lh i! you will have it ijmi will get it!"
'ilia! is wisdom and common sense in Ha
waii as it is Nevada, ami this Nevada man has
hit the nail on the head, and diagnosed. our
situation to a tinish. We will have prohibi
tion when we have a public opinion which de
Tiie children of this world are not only foxy,
but they are noisy. The children of light are
not only slow but they are as mum as clams. A
few interested wets make so much noise about
the virtues of their cause, and the folly and
absurdity of prohibition that the world mis
takes it for an ovation. Why, if the drys who
are so modest, and retiring, and mum, would
only shout in proportion, the wets wouldn't be
heard across the street.
The sober, respectable, law-abiding, quiet
people must wake up and make themselves
heard. If we want prohibition we must speak
up for it, and make it clear that we mean busi
ness, and will put up with nothing else. That
is the only way that we will get it.
JIEADEI) FOR JXSOLVfiMY
The Territory has run behind financially
during the last nine months no less than
?7."0,(MM. That sort of thing can't continue
l ing, and should lie met by some immediate
remedy lest the deficit hole become too big to
eer till up.
It means of course either retrenchment or
increased taxes. The easy way, and the usual
way, is the latter; put an additional fraction
of a cent on the property tax. or double tip on
die income tax.
This solution of the problem may be inevi
table in the final issue, but we ought to make a
try for the other solution to reduce the deficit
by means of economy.
The most valuable lesson that any man
-.in learn is to live within his means, far better
than to increase those means. In these days
o phenomenal prosperity, of big incomes and
e.isy money, we are apt to be spoiled beyond
recovery, and to acquire bad.habits of extrava
gance, personal and public, that it will le very
hard for us to put away. Let us beware of
g ti ering a financial headway down the slope
of extravagance that no breaks will check,
l.i I us look forward in tilings public as well as
private, to the days when we will have to take
iii sail. Let us go slow now.
The Massachusetts Public Utility Commis
si. hi has been called together for the purpose
of considering the limitation of the speed of
railway trains in that State. Far too many
accidents are occuring, and they arc laid to
the poor condition of the roads. Nothing is
regarded as more precious than human life, yet
we get careless as we become accustomed to
danger. Not only do the railroads need disci
pline, but the automobile drivers should be re
quired to drive slower and more carefully.
They do things upon a big scale in Wyo
ming. Even hailstorms outclass anything on
record elsewhere. The latest report of the un
usual in the line of aerial ice-bergs comes from
Hillsdale, in that state, where hailstones as
large as apples fell in such profusion as to
smash two farm buildings into kindling-wood.
Some of the hailstones were said to be eighteen
inches in circumference. One of those, in a
direct hit, on the top of the head, should be
siillicient to put the victim in the "A" class in
the kingdom of Heaven.
Deaths front wood alcohol poisoning are
becoming altogether too frequent. The name
alcohol might be removed and some other name
with "Poison" printed so plain that none could
fail to understand that the contents of such
container was not intended for internal bath
ing. Four deaths have been reported recently,
and bottles labelled "denatured alcohol," and
plainly marked, "Poison" were found near the
bodies. It is difficult to determine the proper
method in such cases.
Cholera has broken in Formosa. That is
land is a long way removed from Hawaii, but
it is. nevertheless, a possible source of danger"
of the dread disease, and every precaution
shoud be taken to prevent its importation. It
will be well to make war upon the rats in every
port of the United States; for, should a vessel
arrive at an American port from a cholera in
fected district it might bring infected rats to
spread the disease among us.
Why should Wood row Wilson bother about
the presidency of the United States, with all
the troubles and cares attending such a posi
tion, when he can have a much pleasanter job
at better pay? The Philippine University of
fers Mr. Wilson $100,000 yearly to become its
llirmiiigham, Ala., is among the list of the
most progressive cities of the United States.
The census bureau announces the population
to be 178,278, an increase of 45,5:55 in the past
It took a long time for America to get into
the war, and it is taking a much longer time
to get out. The American reputation for ac
tivity, resolution and push has suffered a mark
ed depreciation in the European market, as well
as at home.
If New York is eating candy at the rate of
1 00,000,000 per month, an embargo of thirty
days will help the sugar situation and improve
the health of that great city. "
The Historical Society Meets
The Kauai Historical Society
I eld a meeting last evening at the
Library rooms of the Union
church which was well attended
and elicited much interest.
Notwithstanding that no dues
had been collected during the war,
period the treasurer's report show-
ed a balance of $4!). The former i
ollicers, who have served ince the;
inauguration of the society, were
reelected for a new term. They
i:e Wm. Hyde Rice, president; .L
M. Lyc'.gate. vice president, and E.
Tl. Wilcox, secretary -treasurer.
The special subject of the even
ing was the Malumalu school.
J. M. Lydgate presented a care
fully prepared paper outlining the'
history of the school, and giving
interesting and amusing side
lights on its character and con
duct. Dora Hroadbent read a very
amusing original sketch of the
"Malumalu Lapu," founded on the
personal experiences of Mr.
Uroadbetit, who was for some
fine connected with the school. It
hit off the spooky fear of the ig
n irant boy remarkably well.
Mrs. Lydgate, who as Miss Ll
well, was a teacher there for a
couple of years, read a very inter
e ;ting and entertaining account of
her experiences tit the school in
cluding her advent to the Islands,
her first impressions, the ups and
downs of teachings in a boarding!
school, the escapades of the boys,
These papers will probably be
.printed in our columns in the,
near future, as they will be of i
general interest to our island community.
In view of the fact that July,
25, of this year, was the anniver-
s iry of the advent of the mission- j
tiries to Kauai, Miss Ethel Damon'
fead the account of the same given
by Hiram Bingham in his History!
of the Mission. It was very apro-
pos, ami the occasion might wen
have been made more of.
Some discussion followed re
lative to the preservation and
care of the old hciaws of our is-
land. There was a general con-
census of conviction that they j
should be protected from disturb
Kiice or destruction. General re
gret was expressed that the puu
hoiiua, or the place of refuge, at
the mouth of the Wailua river had
been destroyed to get rock for the
wall to protect the road adjoining
The committee on hciaus was
requested to put up signs on the
more important historic spots,
calling attention to' them, with a
view to their preservation against
acts of vandalism. Judge Dickey
was added to the committee in
place of the late Mr. Farley.
Several new members were
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