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Gardiw Island
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 9. NO. 4,
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There is a pronounced desire on
the part of some educational re
fonriers to break with tradition
and custom. The air is fairly
vibrant with their, criticisms and
their demands. They strike a
responsive chord in those who feel
that there i s something wrong
with our educational practice, but
those who are unable to diagnose
their own feelings. There is always
a large element of our total popu
lation ready to be led by those who
shout the loudest and gesticulat
the wildest. It is true that progress
usualv results from criticism.
Critics should not be condemmed
merely because they criticise; they
may be condemned because of the
methods they employ, or because
they use untrue or untrustworthy
statements, or because they fail to
be constructive.
There are at least two classes of
people in education, as there is in
nearly every other callings, who
are working harm. One of these
is stupid in its conservatism and
the other is malignant in its re
forms: The unlicensed speech of
these reformers is sometimes taken
as an expression of scientific doubt.
We are told by them that the old
is wholly valueless, that we should
not only destroy our educational
superstructive, hut dig up its very
foundations. This wild appeal has
met with an altogether too hearty
response; it has been the cause of
failure of many a -young school
master who was promoted to an
nriminiatmtitrf nnotinti hefore he
iiviiwiiJv.. - i'""--- ; ,
k became sufficiently judicious,, and
wise .to" cling to that which has the
.' f 1 1 noedil
sanction oi a ioujj iiuu aui.-iui
There is some conservatism that
is just as stupid as some reform itt
m.iliirnaiit. It is as inimical to
orinrvitinit.il nroirress for some to
ufr.ii.lim refuse to listen to the
beckoning of progress as it is for
otlurs to resort continuously to
Hi,, virvilmlnrv of passion. One
oiirc with blind faith and rt
verance to his traditions while the
other pushes some virtue to fana
tinni excess and disturbs the
bbiective relations of things. They
are equally bad.
ri,n Kninmnn sense of the mass
is shown in their balanced minds,
nnt in nmhinc madly off to some
absurd extreme nor in standing
stolidly o r indifferently against
the reconstruction of any institu
tion. The wiser leader in education
thorouerhlv that the
true view lies somewhere in be
tTOeell these two extremes. He will
strncrcle to preserve the concep
tions o f morality and ideals of
throutrhness and of accuracy of
nnr educational forbears. Such
Hi in ps nwv be traditions, but now,
nerhnns more than ever, attention
should be called to, and increased
fnnnlisis nlaced UDon them. Our
wise lender will not only cling to
and cherish these, but he will give
sympathetic ear to the valid claims
of the reformers he will recognize
the increased complexity of modern
. social and industrial lite aim tiie
entiseniieil t modification of school
materials and school practice. He
w 1 not seek to revolutionize
prlnrntional theory and school
room practice, nor will he fight to
keep it unchanged. e win mane
nlmtirps ns ranidlv as the shitling
conditions of life and the needs and
character of his community
"Engaged," Very Soon, Yes?
The three.net comedy entitled
"Engaged," so professionally pro
duced by the dramatic troupe ot
t h e Ilima Club of Makaweli last
year, is to be revived and present
ed to the Lihue theater goers on
the nieht of February 8th. Special
scenery has been prepared for the
performance, and no efforts will be
soared to make the second pre-
sentfltion (if possible) more
successful than the initiative per
formance. The troupe is coming
at tho request of the- members of
the Mokihana club.
Special to The Garden Island
Koloa, January 25. This place
was the scene early Tuesday morn
ing of a royal battle between em
ployees of the Koloa plantation,
when the Hunt brothers, nursing
grudge against one, Kuhltnan
lay in wait for the latter, a t the
plantation stables. According to
Kuhlmau's story on reaching the
stable he was attacked by I h e
Hunts, one o f whom held him
while the other played a tattoo on
his probosis. Fighting himself free
from his assailants, he returned
to his house where he enlisted the
assistance of a grown son after
which thpy hiked it back to tin
scene of combat, where on find
iug his assailants still holding
forth, the battle was renewed a la
black snake route.
Fiercely raged the affray, ih
Kuhltnan faction gradually gain
ing on the adversaries and had not
the mineature war been interrupted
by Manager Charles Wilcox serious
results might have followed. The
case was investigated by the police
department with Judge Kapahee
who on hearing the evidence re
served his declaration of sentence.
It is, however, generally predicted
that a suspension of sentence fos
thirteen months will be meeted out
to the parties at fault.
Poles May Be Our Next
Jazcf Okolowich a prominent
Pole who accompanied Dr. Victor
S.. Cilark "on 1he latter'sreturn
from the East, spent last week in
looking over the labor situation
with a view o f finding future
homes on our plantations for several
hundreds of his country. Mr. Oko
lowich expressed himself as highly
pleased with conditions in general
and the hoipilalitv of the people
in particular. He was the guest of
Mr. Boreiko. bookkeeper for the
Kilatiea plantation on Friday night
the two having met for the first
time since Mr. Boreiko's last
European tour a number of years
ago. Market Superintendent
Starrett accompanied the distin
guished visitor on a tour of the
plantations including Koloa, Mc
Bryde, Makaweli, Waimea and
The following passengers arriv-
ed on Wednesday's Kinau
Jan. 21. Mrs. Carl Wolters and
infant, E. C. Smith, Miss Brewer,
Mrs. H. Isenberg, Miss Mary
Brown, Mrs. B. C. Hay, T. R.
Neal, P. Baldwin, S . Baldwin,
Miss Woodman, C. C. Anderson,
H. C. Waldron, Mrs. J. Napa,
huelua, C. Nishikawa, Mrs. L,
Curtin, A. S. Heywood, Miss
Kincaid, Mrs. F. A. Alexander,
E. J. Nell, Mrs. Julia Guin.
The followintr nassentrers arriv
ed on Friday's Mikahala:
A. H Rice, wife anrt two child
ren. A. Hotner, Mrs. C. Wolter
and child, Mrs. j. v. Mcintyre
T. E. Neal, Rev, G. F. Williams
Mr. and Mrs. A. b. Wilcox, F. L
Hadley, D. Oskolowicz, S. Star
The following passengers will
arrive on Wednesday's Kinau Jan
Miss B. Wishard, Mrs. H. Wis
hard, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Behr,
Dr. Lucy J. Moses.
Afternoon Items
n. u. nius, tor many years
manager of the Lihue Ice & Elec
trie Co., has tendered his resig
Latest reports from Honolulu
would indicate an almost certain
tie-up of the Inter Island boats.
Dr. Derby, who has become
known as Kauai's dentist returned
to Waimea last week.
Now Read the Ads.
Teachers' Day In Lihue
jjt j
zzS With fhsliy kow'ii
Anil cilUuii crown
f tlie iu'diisofiiu H
Ari'tl I'omhi' to t
Sojiu Oi Our Tkaciikrs
Cartoonist Nkxt Friday.
Preparations have been com-.
pleted f o r the annual jneetihg of;
the Kauai, feachCrssqeiatio
which is "to be held in the Lihue
school building on Friday next. A
Bridge Club Entertains
Mrs. Dean, Sr., and Judge C.
S". Dole, entertained the members
of the Lihue Bridge Club at the
Fairview Hotel last I r 1 d a y
veiling. The club has a member
ship of ten in all, each of whom
has the privilege of inviting a guest
to their meetings wnicn are
scheduled for every other Friday.
The club aims to carry out the
Bohemian idea so for as posaible,
thus rendering their meetings en
tirely informal which is making a
There were four tables, and as
r rs , a
many prizes given. Mrs., atewan
captured the ladle's first prize,
while Mrs. D. Win. Dean was
awarded consolation prize. M r.
Carter won the gentlemen's first
prize, whi'e Judge Dickey got
awav with the consoling prize.
Playing continued until eleven
o'clock, when deliscious retresii
ments were served. Mrs. Dean and
In accordance with Section 1268,
Revised L a w s of Hawaii, as
amended by Skc. 1 of Act 89 S.
L. 1905, the following list of De
linquent Taxpayers is hereby pub
lished, comprising Taxes for the
year 1912 remaining rnpaid on
December 31, 1912, including 10
Penalty, Advertising Costs, and
Interest at the rate of 10 per
Delinquent List for the year 1912.
Kalaluhi Robert Heirs of $ 2.05
Kaona Uluwehi 1.70,
Miller Moses 5.40
Prendertrast J. K. Mrs. 1.40
Delinquent List for the year 1912.
Aloiau & Co. S 45.25
Cunitnings Hoopii Mrs. 9.60
Kauo Mrs. K. Heirs of 2.60
Katihoe J. Mrs. Heirs of 9.65
Kainajosia 6.45
P. Kakiiuilo, Heirs of 7.45
Kaluahoi 1.20
Tiiky Will Ai'plwr To Our
principals' meeting will be held at
the Lihue hall on Saturday, when
It'nsi expected that most of the
priiidpals and a number of pro
minent officials will be present.
Was Certainly A Hard Job
Gary, Ind., Dec. 30. A taste
of what the parcels post will mean
to postal employes were given to
the workers in the Gary postofiice
today when William R. Parry, a
brick dealer, sent two wagon loads
of heavy paving bricks to thepost
office, weighing six thousand
pounds. The bricks are being sent
out as samples to his customers
throughout the country. Each brick
is wrapped separately. They will
be mailed out Wednesday when
the parcels post law goes into effect
Judge Dole lived up to their well
known popularity as entertainers
Those present were Mr and Mrs.
W. Rice, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Carter.
Mr. and Mr. Broadbent, Mr. and
Mrs. Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. D
Wm. Dea'nj Mr. and Mrs. Hills,
Mr. Wishaid, J udge Dickey,
Judge Dole, and Mrs. Dean.
Luka Mrs. Lillian 6.35
Magoon J. A. Trustee 2.90
Mundon Herbert 1.65
Delinquent List forthe year 1912.
Alapai Pale Mrs.
Bruus Mary Ann Mrs.
Kaaloa L. Mrs. Heirs of
Ekaula, Sam.'l, Heirs of
Kahee Charles K.
Kinney K. W.
Konahaktiole Heirs of
Mendiola John P.
Pueueu Mary
Unknown Owner
Land at Kalalau Orant LM72
J ' ' IMIaa L. C. A. aV.li U.65
I hereby certify that the fore
going is a correct list of the De
linquent Taxpayers of the Fourth
Taxation Division, Territory of
Hawaii for the year 1912, to the
best of my knowledge and belief
I. K. Farlhy.
ASessor Fourth Taxation Division
Koloa, Kauai, December 31, 1912.
"it is now very probable that
homestead lots containing sixty
acres will be allowed the Kapaa
Homesteaders. In fact, I am under
the impression that if those who
are desirous of even larger hold
ings were to ask for eighty acres,
they would not meet with much
opposition in securing them. The
lease in which the canning factory
is concerned will be sold on
February 5th., and as soon there
after us possible prospective home
steaders will do well to get down
to business. I think that the settle
ment association sc enie will very
likely prevail in the final settle
ment of these lands. One of the
reasons given for the small acreage
allotted to the homesteader is that
there would not be laud enough to
go around. It is my opinion that
as the land has practically lain
idle due to the sinallness of the
ots, it is now up to the land office
to increase the size of the lots in
order to induce homesteaders to
settle, and this increase would be
about right if i t were eighty
acres. "Starret.
According to further statements
by Mr. Starett, the canning factory
will be operated at the e d of five
years on the coopera' e plan
which will include io home
steaders, and that prio. to this
time all dividends will be nut back
into the improvements in the
plant. It is calculated that by the
end of five years, a plant worth
$500. 000.00 will have been estab
lished. Thereara i",al 700
acres ot land to be nomesieaded in
the immediate vicinity of the pro
posed canning factory. This, at
80 acres io the man, would mean
a colony of more than 800 people
Just watch Kapaa grow pine
The onien and potatoe crops are
better than was anticipated. Irish
potatoes are abundant, and Jack
Coney is said to have a field of
onions which would make your
eves water.
All Mortality Records Broken
All mortality records have been
broken since the present con
gress began, Vice President Slier
man, six senators and 16 repre
sentatives having died. One reprt-sentative-elect,
Joel Cook of Penn
sylvania, died before congress con
vened. The full mortality roll of the
Sixty-second congress follows:
Vice President Sherman,
Senators Frye, the president pro
tein; Davis of Aikansas. Heyburn
of Idaho, Taylor of Tennessee,
Rayner of Maryland, Nixon o f
Nevada, Representatives Ander
son ot ueorgia, uingnam, Kipp
and McHenrv o f Pennsylvania,
Coniiel and Malbv of New York,
Foster o f Vermont. Gordon 6 f
Tennessee. Hubbard of Iowa,
Latta of Nebraska, Madison and
Mitchell of Kansas, Loudenslager
of New Jersy, Utter of Rhode Is
land, Wedemeyer of Michigan and
WicklifTe of Louisiana.
Extra Taxation Is Necessry
The sum of $606,668.80 is to be
raised in real and personal taxes
among the counties of the territory
to pay the salaries of the depart
ment of public instruction, and
Treasurer Conkliug has completed
the apportionment snowing t n e
amount that must be raised dur
ing the coming year in each county
Real and personal prop1 -ty taxes
for this purpose must be lised in
the various counties in t follow
ing amounts:
0.484 40
The Lihue Store has a new bike
It is known as the Empire, being
enuipped with coaster brake ant
all, for $25.00
The members of the Kegel Club
celebrated the Emperor's birthday
at their club house last night in the
hilarious spirit which t h e true
German so well knows how t o
display when i t conies to such
important occasions. A typical
German feast, appropriate refresh
ments and speech makinc were
noticeably pleasing features of the
Artist Wix In A New Role
ii'Portrait painters in water color
are rare and those who have attain
ed the height reached by Otto Wix
are still rarer. Haniiing in the
Wichnian store on Fort Street are
two specimens of the handiwork
of this artist, portraits of ftev. and
Mrs. Hans Isenberg o f Lihue,
Kauai. Effects not obtainable by
the use of oil colors are shown in
the texture ot the skin and the
The portrait of Mrs. Isenberg
is remarkable for the natural poise,
for this lady, so well known to
residents of Kauai and Honolulu,
when in repose slightly tilts her
head and Mr. Wix has painted the
portrait so. The face is as Mrs.
Isenberg appears when listening
attentively to remarks interesting
to her. Her white hair causes a
doubt as to the faithfulness of the
artist only in the minds ot those
who have not seen Mrs. Isenberg
during the past few years. To those
.B&lQknow her well, the likeness
is pionounced perfect.
fiThat of Mr. Isenberg is even
more remarkable as to likeness and
effect attained by Wix. The face
is a fine reproduction i n water
color of the subject, the technique
is Wix's best and the fleshtint and
texture can scarcely be improved
upon. Unlike oils, water colors
permit of a close examination with
out revealing any of the tricks of
fhe artist, if tricks there are. Both
pieces are worthy of hightest praise
troin artists and laymen alike be
cause they are so different from
any work shown here for a long
Mr. Wix had given tin portrai
ture for landscape painting when
he was advised by an English
painter, who visited his studio in
California after W i x had done
some Hawaiian characters, to drop
the big out-of-doors for smaller
surfaces. Then he resumed and
has done several pieces since. He
sluws great delicicy in handling
and a careful study of his subject;
through them he obtains the rr
aults. Bullktin.
May Get Help
Steam Plow Engineer Padgett
of Makaweli is said to be entering
into negotiations wth a firm who
will place his cane loader on the
market at once, Preliminary plans
are said to be under way which when
completed, will subsequently mean
the greatest boon to plantations
ever invented. Inventor Padgett
has labored patiently for many
years on his machine, cutting out
parts here and adding others
where h e thought improvement
and simplicity might result, until
he has finally turned out the only
successttu cane loacier ever con
structed. The sum of money which
has been spent in perfecting this
all important piece of machinery
is by no means inconsiderate,
running up into the thousands of
dollars. That he is now to receive
the aid he has found it necessary
to seek, his friends hope is true,
for if ever a man deserves to make
a winning, u certainly is inventor
Padgett, who has spent the earn
ings of the best years of his life in
an ultimate attempt t o solve a
problem which has bafiled hundreds
who have tried in vain to produce.'
Long mav he live to enjoy the
fruits of his strenuous life.
Light, white, always
Sperry Flour.
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