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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JULY 11, 1922
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KKXXET1I C. UOITKU Managing Editor
TUESDAY : : .11 'LY 11. V.V2'2
('IN Mi: OF MALICIOUS COXVEHSlOX
Auto thieves are among us here on Kauai.
In Honolulu the sil nation is intolerable, ho
desperate in fait, that the police arc unable
to cope with the criminals.
Insurance companion have jointly offer
ed a reward of ."IM) for the apprehension and
com iit ion of the persons that wrecked and
burned and binned throe autos lately. Also
auto insurance premiums are bound to go up
so high as to be prohibitive or perhaps the
insurance companies will refuse altogether to
This cnndiii'iii is unbearable and drastic
means must he taken at once to curb the activi
ties of those malefactors.
Act !." of the Session Laws of 1!17, defines
the crime of "Malicious Conversion" and pro
vides for the conviction and punishment of
persons guilty thereof.
Section 1. Whoever maliciously and with
out the consent of the person entitled to the
possession thereof, shall move, take, take away,
carry away or convert to his own use, any
bicycle, tricycle, motorcycle, automobile or any
other motor driven vehicle, or any horse, wag
on, cart, buggy, surrey or other wheeled vehi
cle, or any vehicle of any kind whatsoever, or
any boat, skiff, canoe, sampan, sailboat, motor
boat, launch or vessel of any kind whatsoever
shall be guilty of the crime of malicious con
version and upon conviction thereof shall be
punished by a fine of not more than one thou
sand dolhirs (-S l.oi 10.00 1 or by imprisonment
at hard labor for not more than five years, or
both, in Ihe discretion of the court.
This law is not generally known and it
should be a step in the right direction to have
the law printed on heavy cardboard and scat
tered broadcast all over the islands, tacked up
in public places, garages, etc., that those who
are criminally inclined may read the law and
know the consequences.
At first glance the punishment provided
seems unusually severe in cases of simple joy
riding in a stolen car, however this is left to
the discretion of the presiding judge. When
it comes to stealing and wrecking a car, pun
ishment seems inadequate.
We hope those interested in this matter
will take up Ihe suggestion made and in a mea
sure try to alleviate an otherwise impossible
and vexing situation.
Wo refer elsewhere to the recent Kauai
F Eli E HAL Alii FOH OL'H SCHOOLS
Although Hawaii was not mentioned in
the Towner Sterling and other educational
bills, which provide federal aid for the states,
it is hoped help will be secured thru Ihe Na
tional Education Association, which is at
present in session at Host on, to remedy this
oversight and secure for Hawaii and Alaska
the same aid as will be enjoyed by the states.
The following letter received by Miss
A. Thompson, principal of the Makaweli
w-hool, from A. .1. Matthews, president of
the Tempo Normal School of Arizona, shows
thai at leas! one prominent educator, on the
mainland is in sympathy with our problem:
"Cm tins eve of my departure for Boston to
attoinl the meeting of the National Education As
soiiatii.n, I received your Rood letter from Ha
waii. It is a very iiiteroBtirg letter, and I am
much pleased wilh the little memento from one of
your little girls which it contained, the little lei.
It Is cirtainly attractive, and I know the four hun
dred of tl.em you are sending to the N.. E. A. from
your school will do much toward advertising the
beauties and wonders of your country.
"I was particularly interested In your Btate
nients relative to the Towner-Cterling bill and
other vocational bills, which as you say, make no
mention of the territories in the distribution of
funds. This should be corrected as I have no
doubt it was an oversight on the part of the vari
ous committees in the beginning.
"! was very glad to. hear personally from Karl
Lei brick and other teachers in the Islands, and I
shall make a special effort to meet your friend,
Miss Elsie Wilcox at the N. E. A."
It has been our qhhcrvalion that men
with a grouchy look seldom get a pleasant
The reason some wive's try to get along
wilh their husbands is because they know they
would have a hard time getting along with
When a man says "I run things at my
house," he means Ihe lawn mower, or the
washing machine, or something like that.
We've often wondered what judges and
lawyers would do if all men would deal ab
solutely square wilh each other.
Iloosters will never replace alarm clocks.
You can't reach out and turn off u rooster
and go back to sleep.
7.S7 AM) U AMU LAWS
On another page of this issue of the (law
den Island will be found a resume of the
Hawaiian Fish and (lame Laws, which has
been compiled by the Fish and (lame Com
mission, and published by Then. II. Davies &
Co. The Harden Island has a number of
copies of this neat little booklet, thru the
courtesy of the Kauai Fisli and (lame Club,
which can be obtained at this office for the
There are quite a few points that can be
commented on in those laws, one of Ihein be
ing the ignorance of most of the local sports
men in regard to the law. One point that
was commented upon, by a local hunter was
the fact that the dove season closes on Janu
ary 1st, yet last year everyone continued
hunling them until Ihe first of February be
lieving that the season closed on that date.
Another point that has never been stress
ed is the fact that only a citizen of the United
Slates may sot and operate fish-traps, pounds,
weirs, and other contrivances.
Perhaps one of the most important points
that is continually overlooked is the fact that
no shellfish, such as lobster, crawfish or crab
can be taken while with eggs or the eggs
removed from the same. This law is broken
continually, the writer having seen any num
ber of lobsters for sale that were heavy wilh
eggs and these same lobsters were probably
caught in a trap operated by an alien.
It is the duty of all sportsmen to see
that the law is obeyed in regard to fish and
game, for there is no doubt that there will al
ways be that despicable thing known as the
"game hog" with us. If legitimate hunling
and fishing' is followed there will always be
plenty for all, but just as soon as a few be
gin killing game or fish for the love of kill
ing it will not bo long before our game birds
and newly stocked game fish will bo follow
ing the dodo into oblivion.
It is this sort of thing that the Kauai
FJsh and (lame Club is combating and the
club deserves the support of every good citi
zen in its work, whether he bo a hunter, or
fisherman, or not.
HERE'S AX EXAMPLE
William Wrigley Jr., is soon to own the
largest office building in Chicago, built wilh
money made in selling chewing gum at five
cents a package. Hack in 1907, just fifteen
years ago, ho was unknown. Then he began,
to advertise Wrigley's gum. The more he
advertised, the greater the demand for his
brand of chewing gum, of course. Soon he
was spending hundreds of thousands of dol
lars in advertising, ami making millions in
return. Today he is among Ihe wealthiest
men in America, but he is si ill advertising,
and still selling gum. If Wriglev can do this
well with a five cent article and lots of com
petition, think of what others can do with
goods on which there is n(oro profit and in
a field that is not so crowded. There is a les
son in Wrigley's experience for Ihe Kauai
merchant, too, if he cares t. learn it. And
that is no mailer how small the pi of it there
is money in it if you sell enough of it. And
the surest way to sell enough it to advertise
The old fashioned man who used to think
he was lucky if ho found a horse shoo now
has a son who thinks he's lucky if he finds
the price of a tiro.
We Have Moved
IF Mohammed cannot go to the
mountain then someoue must take
the mountain to him. The stocks
and bonds department of the Trent
Trust Company takes the stock ex
change and bond market to the peo
ple of Kauai who cannot maintain
their rcBidenco at the seat of the
exchange. We feel that we have mov
ed tln mountain. How well we have
succeeded is evidenced by the in
creasing number of people who car
ry on their security dealings with
US' by mail.
So to serve that we may continue
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
TIP TOP FAILURES
Editor Garden tslnnd: Twice with
in a week the T'p Top theater manage
ment has been obliged . to announce
on the screen, shamefacedly we sup
pose, that the pictures advertised for
that night, did not arrive and that such
and Buch miserable substitute for a
decent play would be given.
The Tip Top theater was built by
the Lihue Plantation Co., Ltd., to give
their employees relaxation from ardu
ous tasks and as an avowed first class
place of entertainment.
This high and lofty aim seems to
have been forgotton and the promises
made are much as null and void, vide
the past experience of more than two
years, when a long suffering public
has been compelled to stand for pic
tures, at times criminal and disgust
ing and in addition has been compell
ed to pay exhorbitant prices for ad
mission, compelling the decent ele
ment to leave the show In disgust.
We wonder why a rich and solid
corporation like the Lihue Plantation
Co, Ltd., will stand for such ugly
proceedings, which in fact amount un
wittingly to fraud.?
A recognition of these uncontrover
tible facts with a little pressure from
those behind the throne would soon
remedy these evils and give the pub
lic and'the employes of the plantation
good clean pictures of full educational
value and more often than at present.
Poor selections have cut down the
attendance until now we only have
three poorly attended shows per week
where we used to have five or six
well 'attended interesting shows.
Prompt action will provide clean
and wholesome shows that will fill
the Louse every night of the week and
be a boon; half hearted measures will
soon force the Tip Tip to close its
doors permanently, a failure, tine to
the lack of supervision and thus de
priving the hard working people, who
really are the backbone of the plan
tation of that spiritual stimulent that
maketj for better men and women,
who by their hard labor make possi
ble the happy and prosperous exist
ence of many thousands.
Thi: is a petition and not a criticism.
Those in authority please take notice.
NEW KAUAI AUTO ORDINANCE
Editor Garden Island: The long ex
pected auto ordinance for the county
of Kauai has at last been whipped
Into shape and passed by the County
Fathers on Jene 7th last, to go Into
effect on July 15th, 1922 as Ordinances
Numbers 16 and 17, superseding pre
Framed by a legal luminary the or
dinance Is a masterpiece as to word
ing and rules' but is intelligible to the
average duffer or oriental and should
be boiled down, Btrlppod of legal ver
biage and made understandable to the
common herd, who after all ure the
ones to suffer when infringing upon
the provisions of this highly ornamen
tal piece of law.
Beyond having been printed weekly
In the Garden Island, no publicity has
been given to this ordinance and it
can be safely assumed the average
driving public is not alone unware of
the passing of this important ordinance
leave alone having mastered the pro
In fairness to the public, this ordin
ance should have been issued in un
derstandable language as a pamphlet
and in several languages so as to be
made common knowledge; more time
should have been given the public
to digest the ordinance before the
minions of the law begin to pinch in
dividuals and subject them to being
haled into court and fined for dis
obeying rules of which they are en
tirely ignorant owing to lack of pub
licity. Fair play, please. The common herd
are the tax payers after all and some
latitude should be given in this case.
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Dry Good of all Descriptions
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Hay, Grain and Chicken Supplies
SOLE AGENT8 FOR
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and other specialties. Arabic (or
cooling Iron Roofs. Petaluma In
cubators and Brooders.
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J P. O. Box 4C3 Honolulu
Not one of the thousands of employers who came to grief
ns u result of the dishonesty of employees during the past
year Nuspectod a dishonest streak when the men were hired.
If it had been suspecled they would not have boon hired and
there would have boon no necessity for this ad.
Unless your employees are bonded, and bonded all the
lime, you are in constant danger of a loss which may be
large enough to cripple you financially. Would it not bo
Ihe bettor part of economy to spend a few dollars a year for
bonding your employees than to run the everlasting, nerve
racking risk of losing hundreds, perhaps thousands.
TRUST CO., LTD.
Don't be Discouraged
Because you have not been
able to save in the past, but
make up your mind today to save
some definite part of all
The saving habit has brought
independence to others, anil
it will do as much for you.
Acquire Ihe saving habit and
stick to it.
Our savings department will
THE BANK OF BISHOP & CO., LTD.
W T It-
"Sou have noticed the beautiful colored advertisements of
GOLD SEAL CONGOLEUM RUGS
in the leading magazines, particularly in the heller women's
periodicals. They are most arlislie.
We have the rugs right in Honolulu, in fact we are Ihe
agents for them.
We have all patterns and all sizes.
Von can get Ihem in a week's time or less.
Write us the size you want and we will send the near
est size to it, or write for particulars.
If you see just the one you want in the colored adver
tisements, cut it out and send it to us. we will send you the
exact article by next steamer.
LEWERS & COOKE, LTD.
lffl-171 South King St., 1'. (). I5oX !!):!), Honolulu
of course - -
Hawaiian Kona is the Best
We don't need to tell you
that. Just wanted you
to form the good habit
of asking your grocer for
Kona Coffee with the red
label In orie pound pack
ages or five pound cans.
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Good News For
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shows it. Milwaukee pumps have a lower first
cost, lower operating cost, higher earning pow
er. They are fast, therefore they satisfy cus
tomers who are in a hurry and induce them
lo come back again and again. The Milwau
kee is a business builder. You should have one.
Honolulu Iron Works Co.
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