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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1914
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY AUG. 11. 1914
Kiitercd at tlie post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
Subscription Rates $2.50 Pkk
Yr.Au, SI. 50 row six months
Advektisino Rates, 75 Cents
An Inch Per Month.
L. D. TlMMONS
K. C Hopper
Which Shall It Be?
Charlts A. Rice has toured Kau
ai and has told our people some
plain facts about our situation in
Washington and lias pointed out
most clearly h o w improvements
can be made. We have heard Car
ter and vc have heard Kuhio, and
neither of theni were able to diag
nose the ailment and prescribe the
t e.itmcnt .''o convincingly and sr.t
isf.icto: i!v as iias Senator Rice. It
w.-.s a notable fact that the person
aliiies so frequent-by inference or
oth'.M-wise-in the speeches of Kuhio
and Friday Desha were conspicu
ou!v absent in the straight-ior
ward talks of Mr. Rice.
Kauai is peculiarly interested in
this particular phase of the cam
paign, Senator Rice being put for
ward from and by this island; and it
is the duty of every voter on the is
land to support Kauai's candidate
in the primary.
Kauai knows Mr. Rice. We
have witnessed his splendid work
in the Legislature and recognize his
extraordinary abilities. We also
know what Kuhio has done and
Las not done; and it is merely a
case of choosing between proved
fitness and notorious incapacity.
Which shall it be?
Fake War News
The news (?) sent out from Eon
t;on last week, giving an account
of an alleged brittle between the
British and German fleets in the
Noith Sea, was one of the most
remarkable frauds worked off on
the press of the world in modern
times. With tl c sate-guards usually
carried by the modern press asso
eiatbns, it is hard to understand
how the trirk was done; and it pro
bably goes to show that European
press bureaux are not so well for
tified against fraud as is the big
Associated Press o f the United
maio. wiucii spends enormous
sums tu get real facts and to pro
tect the public from canards.
Undoubted the London fake
was a stock or money jobbing af
fair and was palmed off on the
Kuropean news agency by some
pretty big men or financial insti
tutions. It was no boy's trick, nor
the work of ordinary brokers or
iu .vspap.T.s. It was engineered by
the "higher ups" of finance in
Ireland and perhaps many other
countries -men in posiiioti to rea
lize big and rp-ickly as a result of
J:e stampede which they hoped to
create. Hmv much of their game
w s chv'iki:il by tho prompt and
;.i n'i- -tatv i.ient of Winston Chur
'.''ill: ii: the House of Commons at
I.uiu'un the world, of course,
knows nothing about; but the
cluv.itvs are that they did not rea
lize a':i that they had expected.
There should be some universal
law, or pi -in for dealing w'th fu
ture fuses of this sort. The pre4
age-ieii s permitting themselves to
l-e duped in such manner are not
without Manic and should belocat
e l and s-.vrely a.id publicly cen
sure .1. while the actual designers
ol .-i:c!i plots should be given turns
at t!i - ticad-n.ill
Ti c "be
cells'' ll(Mlrf 5 (nvilnvc
" - " u"H."i"u uuuinicw appear SUCCCSSIUllV
ago wa.-, a great shock to Germans two or three nights at Lihue and
oi persons with German sympa-! once each at Koloa, Eleele and
thies the world around; while, I Waimca, making a week's tour of
when the truth was known, the lit. The llostonians were billed for
trick was undoubtedly condemned the Orient, but gave the tour over
in all civilized lands, on account of the war and will have
1 i time on their hands in the Islands.
NO Help From Hawaii We would like to see some of our
business and society people take
the matter up and bring the lillipu
Louisiaaa is keeping up a fierce tiau artists over here.
lfiKht in Congress against free su
gar. Her Congressmen are working
night and day, and, although the
battle is a hard, up-hill one, they
seem to be gaining ground. Thev
have enlisted the co operation and
assistance of the beet growers of
the country, and have the constant
and earnest support of Porto Rico.
They had expected (ntuLjidiliev-
ery reason to expect) th4j fcV"
tion and aid of Hawaii; bfifNvhat
are they Retting?
Kuhio is in Hawaii doing poli
tics. He is not only not there to
assist in taking care of this busi
ness so vital to Hawaii, but we
hare information from Washing
ton that he left nothing behind
him there that is or can be of any
assistance to the men who are
fighting bis cause for him. Con
gressmen visiting the office of the
Hawaiian Delegate in the past few
weeks have found the door locked
not being able even to find Secre
tary Desha or to obtain one parti
cle of information or encourage
ment from Hawaiian sources.
It i a most disquieting if not al
together disgusting state of affairs.
Delegate Kuhio has been and is
almost criminally neglecting the
affairs of Hawaii, as a result of
which the Territory has lost enor
mouslv and stands to lose a great
This indifference and neglect has
gone on for a very long lime.
And yet this same J. K. Kalani-
anaole has the nerve, the effront
ery, the audacity to come before
the people of Hawaii and ask that
he be sent back to Congress!
It is the duty of the native Ha
waiians to take the lead in giving
him the rebuke he so richly de
serves. Constitutional Rights.
The decision of the supreme court
of Arkansas declaring the Going
law to be constitutional upon the
ground that the selling of liquor is
not a constitutional right, was in
full accord with the decision hand
ed do'vn by the supreme court of
the United States, namely: "There
is no inherent right in a citizen to
sell intoxicating liquors by retail.
It is not a privilege of a citizen of
the state or of a citizen of the
The Arkansas law provides that
white people alone shall be permit
ted to sign petitions for the issu
ance of licenses by county judges
to individuals for the sale of liquor.
It was opposed by the saloon inter
ests and their, allies as an abridg
ment of the political rights of the
Once in awhile we hear (from
Honolulu, as a rule) objection to
Charles A. Rice as Congressional
timber on account of his youth.
"We should have an older man",
they say. In reply may we ak:
What was Kuhio when first elected
to Congress? Answering our own
question, we will say that he was
probably a younger man than Rice
now is, ana yet he did his best
(and almost only) work in the first
years of his incumbency in office.
Again, Rice has had years of ex
perience in the Legislature, which
will stand him in important stead.
Kuhio. when first sent to Congress,
had had littl" more experience in
legislative or other governmental
mutters than a mongoose -and
ha m't improved any, so far as we
have been able to make out.
It is possible to secure the Ju
venile Bostonians for a series of
entertainments on Kauai, and it
might be a line thing to do so. It
would afford a relief from the war
excitement and anxiety neither
of which can do any good and
should be dispelled as much as pos
sible. These children put on en
tertainments of a high class, and
Km - 1.1 .1 1 ...... . ..
At the beginning of the war
the cables between the United
Slates and Germany were cut east
of the Azores, and it was at first re
ported that Germany had done it.
We rather doubt that such was the
case, tor with the land ends of
the cables in their own hands they
might easily be of the utmost
value, while it is hard to see how
any good could come of cutting
them. The isolation of Germany,
and the impossibility of getting
news from there in the first days
of the war, has proved a most
severe absence of Orient news from
there of trial to all Germans away
The daily wireless edition of
this paper "sttikes the spot" in
these exciting times. It is issued
just before noon every day, and
contains the very latest information
concerning the war as well as other
news Delivery as far as Kekaha
on the one side and Hanalei on the
other is made as early as possible
Considering the expense of getting
it out and making deliveries at all
sorts of distances, the rate of $1.20
a month for the service must be
regarded as exceedingly reason
able. Subscriptions to the Daily
Wireless may be sent by mail or
the same result obtained by ring
ing up L 24.
Kuhio Declaims: Big States
could not save sugar - how could
they expect me to do it?" The
"big States" have kept and are
keeping up the fight against free
sugar, with promise of success and
need the little help Hawaii may be
able to give. But what is the situ
ation? Delegate Kuhio's office in
Washington has been locked
against the men battling for our
interests, while Kuhio has been
snoozing peacefully a t Waikiki
It seems to us like taking time
by the forelock, indeed, this busi
ness of calling off next February's
Mid-Pacific Carnival away here in
August on account ot the war
Candidly we think the idea a bad
one. Nomau knows what situation
may be a few months from now,
and it takes time to prepare for
Carnivals. The expense of this
preparation by degrees is inconsid
erable as compared with the cost
of a. hurriedly constructed program
- as might result from postpone
ment talk now - and we hope that
the commercial organizations of
Honolulu will rule that the work
of preparation shall go ahead.
It's dollars to mudfish bait
that "Cowboy" Charlie Jtice will
have another candidate roped and
tied by 6 p. m. September 12.
Too early to boast, perhaps,
but the fact that the upheaval in
Europe finds the financial status
of the Islands so satisfactory speaks
volumes for the bankers of Hawaii.
We may not get through without
difficulty, but trouble with us is
certainly farther removed than at
most parts of the world.
It must bb something in the
climate that causes candidates for
Congress, after touring this island
and returning to Honolulu, to feel
that they have Kauai "sewed up."
Was the Rev. Stephen L De
sha really ever fairly and fully
right in any of his political maneu
vers? Think back.
The nation mourns the death
of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. She
was a good woman.
The supervisors did not exact
ly forget that estray ordinance, but
they side-stepped it just the same.
The commander of the Russian
armies in the war is named Nichol
aievitch. That sounds almost as
formidable as Kurapatkin.
Sugar quotations nowadays
sem to be about as uncertain and
erratic as news from the battle
fields. Kauai had two more tourists
last week. We tell you, the Pro
motion Committee is surely getting
a wiggle on now.
Continued from page 1
A recommendation (P 1022)
from H. H. Brodie, Supervising
Principal, for additions to t h e
teachers' cottage of t h e Eleele
School, and also a recomendation
(P 102J) from Mrs. Chamberlain,
principal of the Kilauea school for
some repairs to the school build
ings, etc., etc., were received and
referred to J. H. Moragne who was
given full power to qct in such
Protest (P 1024) from J. B.
Featherstone, William and David
G. Wilson, E. M. Cheatham, and
F. R. Tracy, all of the K a r a a
Homesteads, agiinst the Makee
Sugar Company damaging the Ka
paa Homestead road, and a request
(1025) from E. M. Cheatham to
repair the same homestead road
were all received and upon consi
deration of the matter involved, the
County Road Supervisor was in
structed to give the road the neces-
A tender(P 1260)irom the Coyne
Funiture Co., Ltd., of Honolu
lu, to furnish the County of Kauai
with window shades (for the Coun
ty Building) was received and as
the prices were high the same was
refused by unanimous vote, and
the clerk was instructed to notify
the bidders of this action.
The report (P 1027) the County
road supervisor for the month of
July last was received and placed
on file. This report, in substance,
was as follows:
"ROAD WORK: At Waimca, filling
of the approach to the bridge went on
slowly. Grading on the truil up the pal)
hack of the courthouse was completed by
prison lubor ut a cost of $07.00
"In KOLOA DISTRICT work of npik
ing up the oil surfuce was carried on
when the w'eiither permitted; the new
surface was extended to the oulvert at the
foot of the grade In-low- the horsc-whoe
U'liii and about half of the Lawai grade
"The foundation abutments and center
pier for lluleia bridge wasc-impleted'and
approaches mostly graded. Work just
started on falsi. work preliiniiiiirytoerect
ng. A little rounding up was done on
the road to Wailna falls.
"The KAWAIIIAU forces were em
ployed on Kapau homestead roads where
the road from Kapaa vi'lnge to the two
reservoirs is to Ite finished in a week or
"In IIAXALEI DISTRICT the wea
ther has U-en ss rainy that very little
work could lie done. The macadamizing
outfit lias been-, idle morn than three
fourths of the time. The first application
of rock has been extended to the school-
"SCHOOLS; The new open-air schoo
room and additions to teaelierscottngc at
Kalaheo completed. The school room at
Ilanapepe and Koloa are under way.
"At LlIIl'K SCHOOL the teachers
cottage was enlarged by a tt' extension to
one of the rooms and a 1 1' x 12' lanai
"The water pipe for IIANAMAULU
SCHOOL was connected with the planta
tion main pipe near HAXAMAULU mill
and the water supply is now satisfactory.
The teachers cottage was painted inside.
Some repairing to main school building
"The cariientt-r work is almost done at
the old court house in preparation for
High School purnoHCH.
At AXAHOLA tin school bouse is
being painted outside and roof, anil the
cottage painted inside.
WATER WORKS: Piin was order
ed for ihe authoiiiied change in KOLOA
Tunneling at Akulikuli spring for
KAl'AA WATER WORKS is well under
"Early in the month I was notified by
Mr. Danford, of Mana, that the cane
bad Uen harvested where the proposed
Waiawa-Mana new road is to cross the
fields but as several days will Ik required
to survey the road I did not find time to
do it during the month. Some of the
Waimca citizens want paving laid on the
newly graded trail up the pali at the
Wainipa court house so as to secure a
Upon the motion of Mr. Mene-
foglio, seconded bv Mr. McBryde,
allowances for road work in the
different districts for the next en
suing month were limited as fol-
Waimea, Lihue, Kawaihau, and
Hanalei, each $ 600.00
Koloa. 1,100 00
Mr. McBryde, for the committee
on an ordinance for the control of
estrays, introduced a bill on the
matter- The bill covers the teni
tory from Kekaha to Anahola in
Coutiuued on page 5
C. W. SPITZ, Prop.
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