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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1913
THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY AUG. 19th. 1913 Issued-Every Tuesday. Entered at the post office nt Lihue, Kauai, as second-class matter. SUIISCUII'TION RATKS $2.50 PliK YlCAK, SI. 50 VOW. SIX MONTHS IN ADVANCE Advhktising Ratus, 75 Cunts An Inch Pku Month. E. B. Bridgkwatku, Editor K. C. Hori'Ku, Managkr WAS HE RAILROADED? Tim case of Iona, the former superintendent of Waimea Water Works, mention of which is made elsewhere in this issue, presents a most peculiar state of affairs. At the tune of the trial which resulted in his being adjudged insane, there were many who discredited the validity of the courts decision, basing their belief on what seemed to them, very strong circumstances. Kor instance there was a difference o f opinion between the doctors who examined him, and in addi tion to this, a prominent business man is quoted as saying that the unfortunate man, in his opinion, was merely worried. Then, too, immediately following the court's charge that he be committed to the insane asvltim in Honolulu, h e was granted permission to go to his home where he Had a sum of money running into the hundreds of dollars, belonging to the countv, and which he desired to turn over to the proper authorities before he left for Honolulu. J"- was accom panied to his home by ..isattornev, who stood by while Mr. Iona checked up his accounts and count ed out the money, absolute cor rectness being the result. Taking the monev, and his books, he went to the bank, pur chased an exchange and endorsed it over to the county, thus wind ing up his affairs in a most business-like manner. We will leave it to our readers to judge for them selves, if such actions are in keep ing with the average conduct of an insane individual. So much for the Waimea end of it. Arriving in Ho- olulu, h e was placed in -the (in, where he remained but for Mine, being released and oloyment as a carpenter, . of the leading contract uims of Honolulu. The ques -n again arises: Would an insane man be able to perforin high-class carpeutery work, for which he re ceives a salary of four dollars per day? We will answer this ourselves. Most assuredly not. .Finally becom ing possessed with a desire to visit his Waimea home, through the intercession of friends, he secured a letter from one of the asylum officials, stating that he was parol edjor.a certain length of time, but must necessarily reside in Lihue or Honolulu, notwithstanding that his home is in Waimea. In a nut shell, the proposition boils itself down to this: Either Mr. Iona is, or is not, insane, and the concen sus of opi lion is growing daily, that he is not, nor never has been, insane, in which case, it would eein that those responsible for railroading him to the asylum are in a mighty great need of the lime light ot an investigation by federal authorities. Tin: preliminary steps towards the organization of The Kauai Chamber of Commerce," which was taken last Thursday morning in a meeting of a representative body of Kauai's business men, was the climax ot a movement which had its origin in an attempt .some years ago, upon the part of some of our leading business men who foresaw the advantages of such an organization. A meeting will be held in the Lihue Hall next 1 hursday morning at which mem bers will be admitted and t h e kauai Chamber ot Commerce" permanently established. it is understood that a request will be made by the delegation at tending the convention which con venes in Honolulu on September 17th., to the effect that the mem bers of the Chambers of Commerce on the various islands, become the guests of the Kauai body. A s soon as the local organization settles down to business, it is to turn its attention to the exploita tion of Kauai along the same lines pursued bv the Ililo Hoard o f Trade oniy different. T h e officers are ail men in the live-wire class, being hard a n d diligent workers in the interest of promo tion work for the Garden Island. "Watch the Garden Island Blos som," is now our slogan. "Ax' phv." sez a gran Waimea gintlernin. "do yez slitir up the divil in our deestrick, whin its yer self will be utanen to become wan iv us? ; Shur-re its aisy tor see. Its Koike ' this; Ye Idyther, bar-riu' all that has been said ferninst him, is wiiti dacint sort of unit, which fact is accounted fur by his liviu' fur sich a lingth uv time amongst skh dacint, gintle, pace-lovin' pet. pit as is found in Lihui. This bein' thru, it is his gratest desiie tti sie the Waimea atmisfere claired be-for-re he honors the bur-rg In be-' coniin' wan uv its cityzins. A rr ej we rhight. ye spalpeen uv a quis- . tion box? DKfOTV Sheriff Crowell inform us that there are others in Waimer ( holding more than one job, am' i that Ye Editor is in the same box Unfortunately, we are not. Wc i never did hold a county job. and the chances are mighty slim for m ever doing such a thing. Of courcc we fully expect to hold that post-1 mastership at the new Ilanamau- 1 hi postffice, but that has nothing j to do with the county. , Pkhsipknt Wilson has taken tin , advice of Tiiu Gardkn Island and placed the fourth-class post masters under real civil sendee in stead of the sham kind as pro mulgated bv friend Taft. He has opened all these jobs to a competi-. tive examination and the fellow that's in. will have to stand the examination as well as the filUuv who wants in. This is t lie real stuff. YK Editor may be "foolish as an irate customer put it the other day, but its dollars to doughnuts that were he in t h e wholesale liquor business he would h a v e sense enough to know that a cus tomer who buvs a barrel of beer and wine every dav or so, can be nothing more nor less than owii'T of a mighty healthy blind pig. Tun -.tatement by one ol our county offic'als not longsinre, that "the largest bulk of freight com ing into the Ilanalei District from Honolulu booze," is very much at variance with the fact that Deputy Sheriff W. W. Werner of Ilanalei. acc rding t o records for the months of January and February, made no remittance for fines, etc. It is said that you can sleep better on a hot summer night if you will put a sheet of heavy pa per between the bed sheet and mattress. Ye Editor can't vouch for the truth of this, however, as he lias never tried it. He doesn't get time to sleep, nohow. To tell a newspaper man to say what he pleases about you, unless you are absolutely free from the limelight, is very much like fool ing with a stick of dynamite. An exchange says a man hung himself because people found fault with him. If Ye Editor would do that everytime somebody found fault with him, he would soon run out nf rope. "I considkr it an honor, that I am able to buffaloe the people of Waimea, and to bunco the Sheriff, ' ' remarked Deputy Sheriff W. O. Crowell while in Lihue last Tnurs day. And then it rained WOMEN O. K. Tin; latest and most sweeping proof that women will vote when they are enfranchised is given in an analysis of the returns in a re cent municipal election in Los Angeles. Men are not disfranchis ed if they do not vote, and women should not be denied the ballot be cause some people think they would not vote if given a chance. The facts of the Los Angeles elec tion prove that they will vote if given a chance, and in this elec tion at least they have established a voting average which compares favorably with that of the men, al though voting is new to California women, while California men have a long experience as voters. According to the California Out look, the total registration in Los Angeles qualified for the munici pal election was 171,025. The number of men registered w a s 97,186. or 56.9 per cent of the to tal. The registration of women footed up 73.S39, or 43.1 per cent of the total. The total vote was S9.831 only 52.5 per cent of the registration. The vote bv men was 52,731. The vote by women was 37.100. The percentage of registered men voting was 54.2 The percentage of registered women voting was 50.2 The percentage of the total vote cast by men was 58.7. The percentage of the total vote ast by women was 41.3. WALL MGfERE ywfewyFrtiiti.ij,iwMiFHwiij,wwypTTHw,iiii,iiww ARE showing many new Lea. her Goods ot the GORI1AM nn l.e, among whuih are: Folding Air Cushions in l.euti ir Cases Hand Hags 6f New Shapes, hand somely mounted in Gold and Silver Kit Hags and Cases for Men and Women, with fittings of Crystal. Silver Mouifted Card Cases. Wallets, Jewel lk.es, Traveling Clocks with iiiidii.u; Dials m Men's Leather Helt.s with Gold and Sihei Huckles Field and Opera Glasses. i Used by Ml the Big College mines If vou attend any of the hp colleire panics vou will find that the ball almost invariably used Is the REACH OFFICIAI AMERICAN LEAGUE HALL. The College men won t have anvthine but the BEST that's why they all use The ReSlCR Ball College men know too that the Reach Ball lias b'.en adopted, by the i.rii..i, in un. nm i the Official League Hall. No otner ball can be used In any Hague same. Trice everywhere $1.85; The Reach Tradc-msrk on all Sporllnj Goods Is a ouarjntce ol'qnallty-II means satis faction, a new article or your money back (except on Balls and. Bau under I1.0Q). The REACH OFFICIAL JIASE HALu UUIUB . , . .-, nlied authority ot the American Leuue. . lllijory and photos or . 1 orio s series, schedules, records. Ac. 10 cents at dealers' or by mm. t 1 v Theo. H. Davies& Co., Ltd. Sole Agents for the Territory of Hav)aii Merchandise From Gur well acscrled stock willingly sent On Approval Including Ready-to-wear -Garments We pay Freight or Postage except on Ladies Home Journal Patterns. Whitney & Marsh P. O. Box 171 Honolulu Manuel Silva Homestead 1 Has added a new five-seater Studebaker to his garage and is in a position to give his patrons even better service than ever before. Careful drivers, comfortable cars, and always ready to start. DAY OR NIGHT SERVICE TELEPHONE 84 L Doubtless there are still some women in Los Angeles who are timid about voting, some who do not think it " womanly, '' some who are not "interested," some who could not "leave the baby," but nothing is heard of them, and although the women have had the vote only since November, 1911. they seem to have done their duty as citizens nearly as well as did the men. The best flour known, in every home Sperrv flour. tf MILTON & PARSONS Pantheon Building Fort St., Honolulu The house of individuality in MILLINERY New hats from the Kast by every Sierra. Mail orders promptly attendee! to. New Library Books The Amateur gentleman Fomol Corparal Cameron Connor The Mating of Lydia Ward Marriage Wells The mischief maker Opptnheim The unknown Quantity Van Dyke Virginia Glasgow V. V's Kjes Harrison The Hollow of her hand McCutcheou A Coy in the Wilderness Waller The Flirt Tarkingtoir The Adventures of Pujol Locke S F. E. DAVIS & CO. HONOLULU, T. H. X it a. nt anil Mkwiiant Stkkkts COMMISSION MERCHANTS ' Blacksmith supplies, Wag ons, Buggies, Harness, Bi cycle Sundries. Prompt and careful atten tion given to mail orders. Progressing ! in order to meet the demands of the people of Honolulu and the Hawaiian Islands-geuerally, we have taken over the OAHU PLATING CO. and will run it as a first-class plating shop in conjunction with our electrical business. We are now prepared to do Nickel, Copper, Gold, Zinc, Bronze, and Silver Plating At Very Reasonable Prices This department will be in charge of one of the best platers in the states who will shortly arrive with new machinery and ideas and will make the plant up to date in every respect. I Honolulu Electric Company King and Bishop Sts Sperry products for the house wife, the trade, the best Hint's male. ' tf. 00 YDU READ THE GARDEN ISLAND?