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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY , OCTOBER 12, 1915,
THE ADDRESS OF
HON. VUI. SMITH
One of the most interesting ad
dresses delivered before the Civic
Convention wn by Hon. W. O.
Smith, of Honolulu. Mr. Smith
Ladies and Gentle-
It requires some
peak followin the gifted and cul
tivated gmtlemen who have pre
ceded me. Mr. Eawton has stated
much of that whi'.h I had wished
to say, and Mr. Fry has said most
of what remained: but there are
certain points which I would tin
The phase of the subject under
discussion, which has leen assign
ed to me, is " Politics and Civic
Efficiency." Politicshas been de
fined as "the science and art of
Government: " also the theory or
practice of managing or directing
the affairs of public policy or of
The terms "Politician" and
"Statesman" were originally synonymous-a
man versed in the
principles and art of government,
Nou) Statesman Implies one show
ing unusual wisdom in treating pub
lic affairs; the Politician commorly
implies one active in party politics
with suggestion of intrigue. The
statement ts sometimes made that
"a statesman works for the public
good a politician for party and
Politics id its original sense
the science and art of government
is not subversive of civic effi
ciency; but politics as practiced by
many engaged in active party poli
tics tends to weaken civic efficiency.
There is danger of partv inter
ests and personal interests affect
Washington in his farewell ad
dress gave solemn warning of the
danger of the baneful effect of par
James Bryce, in his work "The
American Commonwealth" refers
to the danger of the tryanny of the
A popular form of government,
government controlled by a vote
of the majority, imposes high res
ponsibility upon the citizens, In
such a form of government public
opinion has great influence The
weight of the individual opinion
of citizens, truly expressed, is the
index of public opinion.
While there, is no danger of par
tv politics being carried to ex
tremes it is obviously necessary!
that in a popular form of govern
ment, one governed by the will of
the majority, there should I or
ganization. Those entertaining
similar views upon important sub
jects or issues will desire to cooper
ate together and elect those who
will represent their views. It is
impossible for h11 of the citizens of
the nation or state or the commun
ity to meet together and form the
laws or to execute them.
A popular, democratic or repub
lican form of government implies
representation and i s thciefore
styled a representative form of gov
ment. The form of government under
which we live here is in the main
a popular or representative form of
government, and as the people act
through representatives the effi
ciency of the administration of
popular aff lirs depends largely up
on the representatives chosen and
upon the vigilance and attitude of
the citizens who elected them. It
is too often the case that after hav
ing taken mote or less interest in
the election and having cast his
ballot the citizen feels that his res
ponsibility has lx-en met. We are
all in u greater or less degree in
fluenced by the opinion of our fel
lows, and in governmental alTuirs
public opinion has great weight
The price of good government,
like the price of liberty, is eternal
vigilance. It i a tribute to the
standard of public opinion of the
com in ii ii it y of thrse Islands that
the administration of public affairs
luii generally been of such high
order. The laws enacted in the
past have in the main been benefi
cial. While at times unwise and
pernicious measures have been in
troduced in the legislature, very
few vicious laws have been enact
ed. The great body of the lefci
lation has been wholesome, and
j tbe administration of public affair
jdtiritiR the Monarchy, under the
i Republic and tinder the Territory
than, in the main, len Rood, Of
course there arc exceptions and the
highest ideals have not been at
tained. The degree of civic effi
ciency has not been due merely to
the influence of foreigners and
those of foreign birth but largely
to the good judgment and sence of
the nat've born Hawaiian.
While there has been at times
conduct deserving of condemna
tion, there has ben more deserving
Perhaps the most prominent
thought which I desire to present
on this occasion is the responsibil
ity upon the citizens to express
their approval when public officeis
do well and to express their dis
approval when they fail in the per
formance of their duties.
There is nothing more dear in
this life than the svmpnthv and
approval o f our fellows whose
sympathy and approval is woith
having. Ao one lives to himself
alone and no one can accomplish
much without the assistance o f
If the greatest leader in govern
ment, the greatest military chief
tain, the greatest millionaire or the
greatest captain of industry, should
be placed to live bv himself alone
upon an island i i the sea. he could
accomplish very little.
One of the greatest benefits to
be derived from the meetings of
this convention is to elevate and
strengthen public opinion in re-
gard to public affairs. Individual)
op:nion nas more or less vaiuc ana
. t ..i
. t I
public opinion nnswriKnr.
both of these need to be expressed
and reiterated, i nis convention
has no legal status but its member-1
ship is ma le up of representative j
men from the several Islands; and
meeting from year to year and dis
cussing public affairs, the views
adopted and made public have in-
fluence and tend to make for Rood j
The search light of publicity is a
potent factor in promoting civic
efficiency. Those who do evil do
not seek the light.
Government to be lasting and
beneficint must be guided bv the
Royal Law of doing unto others
as we would have them do unto
us. The foundations of good gov
ernment are justice, judgment and
Personally I am almost convert
ed to the cause of Woman's Suf
frage. One of the benefits of wo
men having the franchise in New
Zealand is that it is now very
much more difficult for a disreput
able man to be elected to Parlia
The mor- the people are educat
ed in civic duties and responsibili
ties the greater will be the progress
in civic efficiency. This is espe
cially so where the government is
of the popular kind that is, gov
ernment controlled by the vote of
It might be well if the subiect
of the advancement of education
br chosen for consideration and
discussion at the next meeting of
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WHAT THAYER SAID
OF KNUDSEN LANDS
Thavtr prepared an
address for the Civic Convention
on the public lands of Kauai, but
after looking over the Knudscn
lands at Kekaha changed his mind
and delivered an extemporaneous
talk which he stated was contrary
to his original opinions. He alo
had a good deal to say about the
governor, the water plans of tne
government and the present Ter
ritorial administration, and includ
ed in the address the following re
marks concerning the Knucsen
I had prepared some notes of a
speech which I had planned to de
liver to the Convention, but I am
not going to deliver that speech.
For, like most people who start to
talk about a subject upon which
they have insufficient information,
my remarks were all wrong. I was
going to talk about the possibility
of homesteading the Waimea pas
toral lands, the lease on which ex
pires within a short period. I had
been told that there were 25.000
acres of fine agricultural land up
on that table-land between Wai
mea Canyon and Mana beach; room
for 250 farms of 100 acres each,
perhaps, but, today, I have been
up on these lands under the guid
ance of Senator Knudsen, and I
find them very dirterent trom my
mental picture thereof.
Those lands remind me very
strongly of lands on the eastern
slope of the Rocky Mountains in
Colorado. Years ago, my father
went out into that country, and
took up some homestead lands;
beautiful lands they were, broad
mesas; deep, rich soil, cut here
aifl ,here by canyons anrt arrovas
a ,i if tilev had only had one tlitnjr.
t, wf)(lM have ,)Cen splendid
r. 1-...1 n,.. nt fj,;nt7 a.
ter yor nearl 3Q s we
J)ave t,)e lands we cquired at
that tjmei and we ,m.e never re
ceived a cent of revenue from them,
I i i
I ana we nave oeen paying ou-gooo.
money in taxes during all that
lnenaiinea pauorai lands are
as like the Colorado mesas as two
peas in a pod; wonderful, deep.
rich soil; rolling, cut by deep can
yons; splendid climate. And they,
too, lack the one essential-water.
Waimea Canyon cuts them off from
the rest of the Island. The showers
come down from the mountains
borne by the trade winds, and they
drop into the depths of Waimea,
and are lost. The task of getting
water on to these lands is an al
most impossible one under any
present engineering system, and
they are so cut up by gulches and
canyons t n a t once water were
brought to the lrgher portions,
the system of distribution would
be so costly as to make the irriga
tion of any large section almost an
impossibility. And after my view
of these lands today, I am frank to
say that t do not believe that they
can- be made suitable for home
steads during the present genera
Hut there are other lands under
the same lease along the foot of the
hills which are eminently suitable
for homesteading. These lands are
now in sugar cane, and have prov
en immensely profitable to the
owners thereof, but their value al
so depends upon the same factor
this is, the supplying of water to
them in sufficient quantities. What
shall be done with these lands
when the present leases expire is
not yet definitely decided. It is
both a land problem and a water
problem. How best to handle the
question of the supply of water has
not. yet been determined. One
suggestion is a government owned
and managed water system, another
suggestion, management by a pri
vately financed water company un
dr a Ftdetal franchise.
A movement is on foot in the
public schools of the island to or-
' ganize companies of boys' scouts,
i with every promise of success.
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