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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1915,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Ever Tuet-day Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
For A Tuberculosis Hospital.
ri .;: m for
c o v eminent: an 1 a re--tion
takes- detr.u.e tha
the pv pie the. b-d..n
of their iegidat'-r-
t its co:.iin;:
The time is at hand when a definite rtiove shou d be ma
important matter oi securing a tuberculosis hospital f-.r KauJ
The best authorities of the mainland w.vl F-urope av sutecd
tuberculosis wards, or annexes, should not inter :i:to the -c'ti;i
genera! hospitals- the reasons being sc veral , most of whleh huve
ready t.-een given ;ri t;:e-e cojumr.s.
The suggestion has been made tha
session, be recut-sted to make ?;i &p;rc
ings, on g'ound to be- set apart by the
amount for maintenance If th -ugt
there ;s now good pospect thct it may
get behind it strong v, hold up the hai
mattei and do everything in their I ow.-r to ; .
Even with that aecomplishe ' . ho,-, ever, it
the people of Kauai to a-d-t in ;' er'.y c;ui;
over, there- will be i:.- dent d ci
taken into account in a govt-ntiKftal e-timt.u
taken care of by or.rsel vc-.
In this latter r--spor.-:bi4,ty t:;e piaut
not only for the reason that v.icb a ::o-p:t
tion of unusual interest and imjorta:;ce t-
them of the present responsibility of caring
own hospitals or otherwise.
The central public should ;io fee! de-p!
assist in the work Japanese. 1'ort ui:'.-. Haw.
alitiss being direct!- affected b p--et-.t c :;di:
the first to be benefitted bv the advantages oi -it
We are hopeful that sentiment on thi
crytailized on this matter, and that evervcr.e w '
work. If all goes v. el), an appeal :i av shortlv h
for fund-, and it will be th. duty of even c'.'
our people to respond as liberally ; s pns-ib'e.
u 1 d
ne-s gathering at Waimea on the evening of February 4 favored the
idea of borrowing money for the purpose indicated; and if the heavier
( tax-pavers favor it, there is little else to say.
Considerable has bem said about the t3X rate of Hawaii as com
pared with States of the Union, and the impression seems to prevail
that our rate is now below the average. But is that true? Property
in Hawaii is taxed on a valuation cf 60 per cent., the previous taxation
rate pr-r. Si .000 being f 11.30. Comparing that with other States
. collect' ng on a 60 per. cent, basis, we find the following to be the
, case, bv contrast: Georgia, 5.00 per. $1,000: Kentucky. 5 00: North
.Carolina, 4.70; South Dakota, $1 .00; Wvoming. 50 to 60 per cent, 3.00.
! Arizona, which assesses at full value, or 100 per cent., hasataxa
' tion rate of onlv 4.95 per 1.000; while Kansas, assessing 90 to 100 per
cent , reaches the low lev el of 1.50 per. tfl.OoO. New Hampshire is
16 00; iscons:n. 11.80: Porto Rico, 12.35: Ohio. 10.00; Oklahoma,
3.5 all assessing full value, or 300 cents on the dollar.
According to our way of figuring, therefore, we are oing it prettv
steep already, reports to the contrary notwithstanding.
However, there is no question as to the desirability of a completed
belt road. It would add much to the attractiveness of the island, the
conven:ence and comfort of the rublic and would increase the value of
property. As to just how to bring about the desired results in the
I ni'nt equitable rnd business-like manner there may reasonably be j
A: IT. .t
I u.i.taaacr en opinion.
For Frying-For Shortening
..-For Cake Mating
will be neccssjrv for
dug the host it.-.!. More
erperties winch cannot e
uate. and wL'cii niu-i be
.ions should '!c-:t liber illy.
1 won Id bf a put-lie i:i-tita-tiKin
b.it it would Te.ieve-
Tin- r.x J'KKjKNCK of the Trail And Mountain Club's excursionists
w:t'n unfavorable seas between Oah.u and Kauai j robably emphasised
tl.-fact ihr.t too great chances are tiVe-nin planning t-xvirsiorts bttw.cn
the- :-l n-.i- in winter in-. nth-: and pr th-; resent at least or until
"nr stv;-)';rs gr.w S'j.ne and we have- bet'.-.r Irnding facilit:es tonrs
'f our iriends from the- other i-'and- ! Kattii -hoidd be- planned for the
Th-e - no -moke nor odor. Fried too ls are tree trom
the'ta.te of greae. Thev now are t isty and crisp. 1 hey
are made more digestible, for Cri-co is all vegetable.
Th" "i-ie C-i-o can be '."c .1 to frv Ji-.li, onions, c.ough
nutV etc., merely bv straining out the food particles
after each frying.
Cri-co gives patrv a new Hakiness and oigestibihty .
Cnsco alwnvs is of the s:.me freshness and consistency.
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives rich::c-at smaller cost. It brings cake
making back to pop-darity. linttcr bills are reduced and
cakes st..y fresh and moist longer.
Ting. ?rn ntcr and a'ltr.mn mo
add"'!- ''.twr-e't th-; i-la::d- in
.1 two on lose": and as to e-:::
'1 he cl
he- w iute
-ions o';r wav, the further handle
ne- v"iU win
::.'. r.st ana
liaiis and other
o:.s a: ; :t,
d: a hospital.
' will spec ldv '
ii help out in "1
: rude in
steamer- on the Kauai route must be considered. We l.ope
rs'.s in landirg at Nawiliwili indicated
rtak water there, which would art mi t
of Nir.m.-du: and thrt th.ev n;a .11 be
the- e:pe-ie-t:ce- of the excurst
to then; the r.-.-ct-ssitv of a
i-.an.cr- to the calm waters
; fOO 1
boo'-'-.-rs for the-
Li up in Cougre-s.
roprtattOM for that purr-ose, ivhich
Pnj-.itAi-s :t is j, little early to sp
ico-pcct of Idr.r.e- public schoo
eak of it with defiuitcrcss, but
1 coming into pos.-e---ion of much
securing the much and long needed new build
ing for general school purpore.s is now promising and is very gratitv-
The High School Problem
An item may be inserted in the appropriation bill shortlv to come
before the Legislature providing tor a doruiitarv f-jr tne Kauai High
And Grammar School, at Li hue. The whole, and sole-, object in view
will be to provide living accomodations in the immediate neighbor
hood fur children residing in town- other than Liiuie who may wish to
attend the school .
It seems to us that the peopl of the- remoter districts a.re more
directly, and deeply, concerned in this matter than school patrons
located at the couutv seat; and if tbev feel the need of such uccommo-
i::g. an tne plan the hands of local. Midi
modestly displa e-d are to be rec.nv.e
will owe much for opening the door to ti
T-drcd by the school, and for so 'eng.
Territory of anything like the size i..-..-,
th." past e-urs as th
mav be termed the
dted citizs-ns, allht
; one here, and, th
:nick of time."
: and to them the community
; improvements so much re
Probablv no school in th.e
een so cramped for room in
possible relief comes in what
dations. they should at once write t:
lature endorsing the idea.
We had hope'! that L'lhue would
accommodations at the high
year has gone by since the
Kauai needs the high school. It
that it increase in usefulness. Its facilitiei
reach of every town and locality of the island, and th
i would find a wav- to provide such living
ci.O'd as might 1 rec;u:red . but nearly a
obleu. fi;.t came- up and nothing has been
UitVKi.oi-MKN' i in the past week make it reasonably certain that
the Kapaa homestead region will have its railroad connection with the
landing at Abuhini in the near future, and that the proposed cannery
will be sup lied in ample time for the coming crop of pinerppk-s.
Tills is ;dl very gratifying, as the homesteaders now know definitely
where they st..i:d ami may make their plans accordingly. 11;; home
stead region over there is one oj the mo-t promising in the Territory,
it is important for more than one reason that
ike a success of '.heir venture.
ortant that it grow, and j
should be placed within
can !je acco:
Wiwr rs wanted at Nawiliwiii landing is the removal of the rock
other debris from the area used by ship's boats in making the
in'. The suggestion of the superintendent of public works that a
tvat'l 1 ,F l.v.ilf f.-it r.r-rLic t V, r.ilirer. f.f t ti a Q-r.-fim liftV(4'11 its
pi.sneo most saxisiactornv oy means ot ooaron.g arrangemems ai or J:)omh , lhe land:na 1R:ght Le a KOod idc3 and it might not In
near the school
.1 :tir .1.11 1. . - i I
rtim w e w in iorts;a.j tuy neaieo argumeni over ine sei'.ous j.ioi- ; i...
t.lisr words, it might have the desired efte-ct and it might, on the
lems of who is to run the boarding house, who is to make up the beds
and who is to season the r.oup for the table bv saving that the first
question before us is the building 'or budding) necessary for living
accommodations. This building for buildings) should be large
enough to receive all pupils now in sight or likelv to be in sight for
several years to come; tha plans being so drawn that it 'or tl.ev) may
be added to as circumstances mas require. If accommodations were
provided for thirty, we believe that the boarding pupils would be
fouud in a reasonably short time.
There is a good deal of talk in the community about encouraging
homestejdiug - manning the lamb increasing the number of desirable
citizens, etc. Tnat is all very nicefaud the verv f.rst question the
really desirable settler af.ks is in regard to school facilities- not alone
the standard and character of the schools but the facilities for mak-ng
use of the advantages offered bv them. "Oh ve-.; we have a verv fine
high school," we answer; "but to reach it your children will have
either to walk or use a Japanese dag auto."
Yes. that is about the present situation, arc
mitted to continue. We should be able to ans-
able, boarding accommodations at the school, for oh
In course of time -mail; our words- the high
accommooauons; larger tnan are now tnougiit oi . ani.i
to capacity. May it not then occur to some of tho-e
thusiasm on the subject, in a retiospective moment,
rather short-sighted at this time?
have the t fleet of directing sand into the landing area.
i We would .-.iggest that the debris brought down by the September
j flood be f:rr.t remove'!. Let's sc-e- how that works; after which we
j will be able to talk more intelligently regarding an expensive guard
Ox account of people leaving for Honolulu to attend the Carni
and other ci' cumstances, perhaps, it will tax the abilities of Kauai
ill the theaters for the Webb season of plays. IJut the patronage
-t be forthcoming, if the reputation of the island for supporting de
sirable entertainments is to be maintained and we wish to leave the
" ay clear for consideration by theatrical companies in the future. We
hop; that those who have not yet decided to patronize the entertain
ments ot the Webb Company will at once make up their minds so to do.
I MM MILESTHEBEST mWM
R fjj They average 25 per cent fg
w Wx moie arL er res- jf jM
A full stock carried at :he If! M
NAWILlWiL! GARAGE M
I'ort St. Opposite Convent, Honolulu
' atr.-nly I.. .;' 1 Knr-.;--;i-i Pl.tn
Rooms with Hath ( Ro mis without IJath
5 1.50 up Daily- l.Do up
$ 8.00 up -Weekly- S 5.00 up
$25.00 up -Monthly- $20.00 up
J. F. CHILD, Proprietor
at we nave snit
i iren, and at rea
ti.e v w n;
The Dacia Incident
A i r. vrrM: of the Trail And Mountain Club's excursion to Kau
ai . which probably escaped genera notice, was that most of Hono-
.-... i w . f. i ...... .... .3 n'.i. 3 - . v in I l.r jJUI I V . i 11 J S I
idea, it is understood, was developed by the- gentlemen in charge of i
arrangements, the motive being to augment the knowledge of Hono !
ilur.i business houses on Kauai conditions, concerning which many U ;
have ' ot most; of them are woefully lacking. It was a good thought.
; strangers visiting the Islands 'and manv Honolulu people as well) go.
'to the b:;s:ne-s hou-es for information concerning the outer districts,1
:aud for that reason the plan .so successfully carried out may be of real i
lvalue to K; uai. Moreover, 'he bu-.iness houses themselves may be i
j benefitted for the n.ason that they ar.- bringing themselves in closer
totr h with Kauai people a matter of importance in campaigning for
American Ingot Iron
As vvii vii;w the matter, in the light of mor; recent eveu's, the
controversy between the l.'mted Sta'es and Ore at Uritaii regarding t!;e
steamship Hacia lias to do with the details of a specific transaction and
no fundamental principle is involved. In other words, Great Uritainj
seems to feel that the iJacia was transferred from German to Ameri-j
can registry under questionable c'reumstances, and the whole de-aP
was i arried through with the object and intention of bringing about;
Strained relations b'-tween the American and Jintbh governments.!
It is contended that the purchase was not valid under international
law. The position of the American government seems to be m-re- !
lv to see that its citi.e-n ship owner-, an- given the protection to which i
they are entitled. Under these circumstances an investigation of a j
prize court, or some- other authority, if imoarially carried out. would j
seem to be the proper remedy. President Wilson is quite evidently
firm in his determination to ensure- protection of American neutral
rights, while being perfectly fair.
A !.')'jk;.i:t of information, gotten on: for the Courtland Hotel
by John A. rainier, is one of the mont complete of its kind that we
have had the privilege of examining. It treats every part of the group,
and the Kauai pages are replete wit'.i intuii valuable data, presented in
an interesting way. The fact that the effort is gratuitous promotion
on the part of the Courtland Hotel, Honolulu, makes it all the more
The Proposed Bond Issue
The suggestion has been made 'with what seriousness we know
not) that in place of bonding the tounty on a long-time loan for ?100,
000 for the purpose of completing the belt road, so called, the rale oi
taxation on real and personal propcity be increased to the extent that
the amount borrowed might be ritunded in five years.
A plan of that sort would , of ours .-, be contrary to the time-honored
theory that posterity should shm,. a portion of the burden incurred
for public improvement-) of a more or less permanent character. Jiut
in view of the nncerlaiiitv of finam ia 'onditions in the future, the
suggestion may possess m-ie i al merit than would appear on it-, ia ,.
The island of Kauai is now tax---! Jjli, on SI 5..V.0.8-S5 of real
and pr-rson.il property which is at a ra'e of per hundred.
In order to provide for the a lditional revenue of apptoxtmat'lv
$20,000 a year (interest asid'-; with -,-.hi(h to liquid ite the sp.-oi.d in
debtedness in five years it would be n- te-.aiiy to !i i- a the tax rate
from 1.3H5, as above stated , lu apjio.im it .-ly 1.515, or an advance ot
.13 per. hundred.
TlIK ClAKPK.M Isi.AMi hi dt-.tes on anv loan proi (- ition any
scheme that may involve the (ouui e in heavier in-1-i.tedn- -s It re
cognizes tlie fact, however, that a majority of tin.- repixs'-ntativ. bu-.i-
Virginian Calls !
The A. II. steamer Virginian;
arrived at Port Allen Friday morn
ing, bringing a small shipment of
rd.-out 20 tons of cargo, She sailed
at noon Siturday for Kahuhii,
taking 1,800 tons of sugar from
A Near Accident i
90. S4'-' pure
The Francis Hanify
The steamer Francis Hanify J
specially chartered for emergency
work, arrived at Port Allen Thurs-i
day morning and sailed the samel
afternoon for Kaanapali. She'
brought about 400 tons of freight,'
but took away no cargo. t
KOLOA VS. KIJvF.Ki-
We believe there- is no question about this iron giving
service equal to the old-fashioned Kurope.ui iron ft rm
erly used so much in this Territory, and which, in
numerous instances, is still it) service after 30 years'
expostire to local severe conditions.
Corrugated Galvanized Iron sheet. 24 gauge; flat
galvam'zed sheets cf various gauges and u-'monsions;
culverts of various sizes.
Please write or call for
Honolulu Iron Works Co., Ltd.
Let Us Do All Your
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Territorial Messenger Service
A car driven by one Masiida
' ame near a bad at eident on the
horseshoe bend at I.ihue null Sat
urday. Carrying four passengers,
the car wis '.e.-.:end;n;r the grade ended in a tie, each side scorin
when it suddenly .'kidded to the i one goal .
A football game was played on j
Friday Feb. 12 at 3 p. m. on the
Koloa school football grounds, be
tween the boys of the Fleele
school and those of the Koloa school.
It was a well contested game, and
had it not
n for the
feme might have gone oyer the MissM. Mossman and several
i-mbanVm'-ut. Aside f r o in a other lady excursionists were
I ' n-
t h r i-
v. ii ro guests of tin
' in Kihue.
W. II. Rices while
J. I. Silva, Prep.
OXFofthc- I.FADIXG HOUSMS for all kiuds of K
GOODS, HOOTS vli SHOMS, MUX'S FUkNISIIINOS
CIGARS eS: TOBACCOS and NOTIONS of evuy description",
FOR WINK. Hi'.F.R and OTllMR I.IOUORS. king Up 73
Main Office, Elcele, Kauai. Tel. 7 1 W.