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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1915,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
When Our Guests Arrive
It is a pity, in a way, that the Congressional party cannot be
brought over here in one of the regular steamers plyinjj between our
ports and Honolulu; reach the offing of Nawilhvili at 2 o'clock on a
dark, blustery morning, with the seas running high; be chucked on
all fours into a whale boat, rowed through the billows to the landing
and bundled out again tired, sick and disgusted.
This experience, we think, would enable them the better to ap
preciate the welcome of our committee, and to approach with quicken
ed satisfaction the spread whicli will be awaiting them at Niumalu.
But the main thing is that it would exemplify to our Congress
men the hardships which are constantly borne by the people of this
island, and drive home to them the need of a suitable harbor here.
Of course that will not be done. We would not think of treating
our distinguished guests that way. At the same time, are we not act
ing a lie in having it otherwise?
Our guests will arrive here in a big steamer a palatial steamer as
compared to those in the Kauai service; and will have steam launches
to speed them ashore. Stiong men will assist them upon the landing,
in place of puny coolies.
Thus the real, weekly hardship of embarking and landing at Na
wiliwili will be concealed in the niceties of special arrangements. And,
as we said befote, we would not have it otherwise, At the same time.
Kauai people should not fail to inform the visitors that our landing
arrangements are not as thev hnd seen; and that we are desperately in
need of a breakwater and suitable landing facilities.
The Case Of Mr. Brandt
That part of the primary law which makes it necessary for Mr.
T. Brandt to undergo the expense and annoyance of another election
in Waimea district next Tuesday for the oflice of supervisor should
have been amended by the Legislature at its present session.
, Mr. iiranclt rati against two candidates ot ins own party .in tne
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Democrats. For the reason, however, that he did not poll more votes
than both of the other candidates, together, he is declared, under the
present law, to be not elected, and is forced to the exoense and trouble
of running all over again alone.
He is elected already, although the law takes the peculiar stand
that he is'tiot. '
We can think of no eventuality which could possibly make such a
re-election necessary, and feel that the Legislature should have so
amended the law as to prevent a recurrence of the same thing - in the
TtfR proposal of Governor Pinkham to create a fund for the
fight against' tuberculosis bv increasing the poll ta'x $ should not
have been summarily shelved by the Legislature. The people to be
benefitted by such a fund are those who pay only the poll tax; and as
probably ninety per. cent, of other tax-payers, who may derive no
direct benefit from the fund, or system created by it, would'not object
to the extra dollar for a cause so meritorious, we, fail utterly to see
where the objection to the plan conies in. In the absence of satis
factory explanation to the contrary, we are inclined to the opinion
that our lawmakers have erred in not.entertaining the suggestion and
giving it very earnest consideration.
The statement that Police Officer Heifers lashed a Filipino at
Camp 2, Mnkaweli, whom h had previously ejected from the premis
es, ought .to be thoroughly investigated, and, if found to be true,
the officer should be punished. It was in the province' of the "police
man to arrest ' the man for trespass; but if he attacked him with a
lasb:, as is charged, he violated the law which he Is supposed to uphold.
Conduct of the sort complained of has a tendency to otesen- respect
for. .nd obedience to, law and order, and we surely do not want that
sort of thing on Kauai. The character ot reputation of the Filipino
does not enter into the case at all. He was not resisting the officer
when assaulted with the whip, so far as we have been able to find out.
Kauai has had more tourists in the four months of 1915 'than
reached our shorts during all of last vear. How much of the increase
has been due to the war in Europe and the exposition at San Francis
co is problematical. It seems quite likely, however, that some, at
least, ol the increase is traceable directly to the activities of the Pro
motion Committee, at Honolulu. .Kauai is not unmindful of nor in
different to the possibilities of the Promotion Committee, as that Com
mittee itself has seemed to think; but in the past the Committee has
not proved its value to Kauai. Results count; talk" and' promises are
not results. Kauai welcomes the signs of a new condition of things,
and will be only too glad to recognize in a substantial way any rea
The evolution of Kilauea plantation from the status, of an agri
cultural Vlsnie duck" to one of the best organized and most promising
small estates in the Islands this, too, in a comparatively s"hort period
of, time- is an illustration of what determination, energy, attention to
details' and never-failing optimism will do. The resurrection of Kilau
ea has been almost a re-creation, and is a lasting tribute to the abili
ties of Manager J, R. Myers, who has been most largely instrumental
in bringing it about.
The report, now coming more or less direct, that there is not,
nor has there ever been, the suffering in Belgium which some people
caused much of the world to suppose, does not surprise us in the
slightest. Belgium was a rich country, well able to take care of her
own people. She is a rich country today. Poland, on the other hand,
is a poor country; on which account she has been left to shift for her
self. Moreover, there is not the free advertising in soliciting funds
for, and giving money to, Poland that there was in the "Belgian suf
Once in awhile it is discovered that the culprit in a road acci
dent on Kauai is an unlicensed chaileur 1-rom the number of such
accidents reported in the past year, traceable, directly to unlicensed
drivers, it is a natural inference that there are a number of chaffeurs
on our highways who have no right to the road and should be taken
in bv the police. We would recommend that the police turn their at
tention to drivers of cars with a view to catching up with the offend
ers. Competent, licenced chaffeurs have accidents enough of their
own, and the public should not be made to stand for incompetents.
We ark Assured that the committee having in hand the matter of
providing entertainment for the Congressional party on Kaai has done
excellent work, and has numerous details well in hand. It may not be
amiss, however, to suggest the wisdom of making it easy for the Con
gressmen to obtain information on the subject of homesteading here,
for it is as certain as the- sunrise that they will diligently and specifi
cally inquire about thi9 matter. It would be a wise plan to figure in
advance on requests to see all of the homestead tracts, and for inter
views with the homesteaders; for it is quite likely that such requests
will be made.
If the MOtfEY spent on the road beyond Hanalei had been used
in that section between Kealia and Kilauea, how much simpler would
be the problem of excursions to the Hanalei side, during the stay of
the Congressional party here. We are hopeful that the .persons res
ponsible for the original blunder will now get . in and work equally
hard for the speedy completion of the road between Kalihiwai and
Kealia. After scoring such remarkable success in the Wainiha by
way, they should be able to start a veritable hurricane of actiyity in a
region which really needs a good road.
The work of the ptesent Legislature (which will be reviewed lat
er in these columns) has been, to date, very good. The rank injustice
to Kauai and Maui particularly, however, done (or sought to be done)
by the road commission bill overbalances a whole lot of commendable
endeavor that went before it.
Scientists declare that spots have appeared on the face ot the
sun. May these manifestations not be reflections of the freckles pro
duced by Old Sol himself at Waikiki beach?
It's Dollars to figs that they will keep on having slides
in the Panama canal until the European war is over and the vexed
questions connected with it are settled. When that is all realized
slides will stop and the Atlantic fleet will slip through without any
Kauai people should cordially support the efforts of Wm. Fer
nandez to supply this island with the best in motion pictures. During
this week we are to have the Marv Pickford series "Behind the
Scenes", brought over at considerable expense; and we hope it will
receive general and generous patronage.
Str TlnnriT.As Mhwson. famous oolar explorer, recently at Hono
lulu, savs that there is an abundance of coal on a continent embedded
in Antarctic ice, which he visited, or saw. Thanks, no; we have al
ready decided that we do not want that particular coal. Some other
coal will do.
And don't forget the music. Have the Lihue band at Niumalu and
the reception in Lihue; the Waimea band at the reception on the Waimea
side, and ring in the Kalahao band if necessary. Ihe Waimea nana,
bv the way. is becoming quite proficient. They now have "Massa's
In The Cold, Cold Ground" down pretty pat, and have started on the
first bars of "Annie Laurie."
Tt t! ATCNrniTttrEn that the soldiers of the Kaiser have taken to
sineintr "Dixie". It is admitted that "Dixie" is an unusually thril
ling jingle, but accounts seem to agree that the last time it was used
for war purposes it was not a complete success.
Tui? nvt v THixr. we have to sav about it is that before Heine
Hevdenreich takes charge of the Waikiki Inn he have the place thor
oughly fumigated, washed down with hot water and re-christened.
Tttai crrT3v nhnut the French catclunir the German submarine in
a net is the champion fish yarn of the season.
IT is a pity that when Jack Johnson sailed for France he could
not have taken Villa, the Mexican bandit, along with him.
As TO the Smart will case: Thank heaven it is over.
Tart baseball clubs should make arrangements to have a correct
record of points made in all the games this season; and the record
should I s kept right from the start of the first glnie. The first rea
son for an accurate record of points is that the prizes put up last year
should not again miss fire for lack of official data; and the second rea
son js that such a record, known to accurate and official, will lend
snap to individual playing. We sincerely hope this matter will not be
neglected until too late.
A movement has been startedin an indefinite sort of way as
yet, however to secure the sei vices of a resident oculist and the ad
vantages of a supply dispensary on Kauai. This would be a conven
ience, on which account ihe movement should be encouraged.
WADMAN AND SCHOOLS.
(Continued from page 1.)
The tour included a visit to 14
schools all the way from Kekaha
to Hanalei, with 22 addresses in
all, covering a distance, o f 150
miles in auto with some in hack.
This does not include all the gov
ernment schools on Kauai, but all
the larger ones except Kealia,
whicli unfortunately owing to a
bad carburetor had to be omitted.
This school under the care of Prof,
Cyril O. Smith,' a well known
educationalist, is one ot the best
and most interesting school of the
territory, says Dr. Wadman, and
well worth a visit on the part of
all visitors to Kauai.
"In. fact, the schools of the
Garden Island are all in an excel
lent condition, exceedingly well
conducted and no better education
al work is being done in the ter
ritory. Vocational training has
been inaugurated under the direc
tion of Mr. C. H. Alspaugh at
Waimea, where Mr. and Mrs. C.
H. Brown are in charge, Koloa
with Mr. John Bush as principal,
Eleele i n the care of Principal
Morse and Lihue where Miss
Mumford is the efficient vrincipal,
All these schools are attended by
several hundreds of pupils includ
ing a score or more nationalities
and are unusually well conducted
"Lihue High School, with Pro
fessor Avery in charge, hns made
a most encourging beginning. The
Garden Island people are greatly
delighted with its splendid inaug
uration and hope for its greater
enlargement and growth a s the
years come and go."
Among other schools to which
Mr. Wadman referred were those
!at Hanalei with Mrs. S. A. Cliffe
in charge, with its most impressive
I morning flag drill, and at Kilauea
where Mrs. Josephine Chamberlain
is the faithful principal.
There is n o more energetic
supervisor in the territory than
Mr. H. H. Brodie, while Mr. Ray
mond, the inspector-general, lends
a hand occasionally and is deserv
edly popular on Kauai.
"It is a pleasure for an outsider
to find the work of the educational
department of the islands so suc
cessfully handled as it is now be
ing done by Superintendent II. W
Kinney with his board of commis
sioners in close and sympathetic
touch. With such fine work being
accomplished all over these islands
i n our government schools, the
future is bright for an intelligent
and loyal American citizenship.'
Mr. Wadman addressed the con
vention of Kauai's Christain work
ers at Waimea in the interest of
temperance and preached for Mr.
Lydgite Sunday morning , last in
the Union church in Lihue.
The convention was one of the
most interesting and successful oc
casions of the kind ever held on
the Garden Island. Upwards of
600 were present, representing
every section of the island at the
Hoike" held Sunday afternoon
with Kauai's grand old man and
veteran Bible school worker, Hon.
W. H. Rice, Sr.. in charge. His
address made a profound impres
sion and the singing at that ser
vice excelled, it is said, any ever
heard before at a similar conven
tion, which is saying a great deal.
We have found it a
fact that mos t of the
people who once wear
($5 & $6)
invariably re-order the same
kind. That's proof of quality.
Manufacturers' Shoe Store
I Iby miles the best tireto
ft ( They average 25 per cent jfe
Hll more than other Tires. Hj:f ;
W W full stock carried a t the Jfyf
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take any public conveyance lit
wharf nnd s:iy "Biuisdcll Hotel" to
driver. No expense to you for the ride.
At the blaisdell Hotel, renter of
town, you will 1 1 ml everything lijllit,
bright uiitl clean. Kv ry nook Mini
corner free from diirU. Service prompt
and polite. (Apply for monthly rates. )
liooni with detached
butli and showers, $1 for
one person, 61. f0 for two,
lioom with private bath
and showers, $1.50 for
one person, $'2 for two,
Every Room an Outside Room
For Farm use and general service
Low consumption of fuel. Lew operating
costs. Of best mechanical construction.
"Stand up well under their load"
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May 13th nnd 14th
Cars have to be at ihe exclusive dis
posal of the committee 2 days.
Apply at once to LIHUE STORE,
stating price asked, also capacity and
make of car. I t
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