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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1915,j
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
The Need Of Armories
The organization of a battalion of the National Guard on this is
land means that at least four armories must be ptovided one each at
Kealia, Lihue, Homestead or Kleele and Makaweli; while the cost
of lights and other expenses will have to be met at Waimea.
Ii is here that the plantations should, and will be expected to,
come in. More than 400 voting men of the island have volunteered
their time and services in this important cause. The principal prop
erty and interests to be safeguarded and benefitted are those of the
pluntations. and this inconsiderable item is all that the guardsmen
will ask of large property holders for the protection which the island
will receive from the organization. .
These armories should be large enough for the storing of guns
and equipment, meetings of companies and eacli should have a hall
for purposes of drill, or athletic or social events.
Armories, wherever located, should be of such design and con
struction as to be ornaments to their respective neighborhoods, This
does not mean that they should be over expensive.
We are hopeful that the plantations of the island will take this
subject up without delay, as the need for these armories will soon be
Judge Stuart And Lands
There are two suggestions in the mandamus charges of Judge
Stuart against the governor and commissioner of public lands, which
have to do with the important question of the Territory 's public lands,
which will not hold water and are evidently put forward by a man not
well informed on his subject. Certainly any plan for throwing the
public lands wide open to all comers, with inconsequential restrictions
r conditions, would produce results directly opposite to those Judge
Stuart professes to be aiming at. This matter has been gone into be
fore, most fully, by men as thoroughly American as Judge Stuart
claims to be and as completely in favor of manning the land with cap
able and patriotic citzens as is the jurist.
The point that lands should be thrown open to settlement before
roads or water are provided is not woith considering at all here. It
is so absurd and silly that Judge Stuart will himself in time be glad to
Judge Stuart is probably to be excused for his blunder, for the
reason that much the same error is made on the same point by many
newcomers. After he has been here long enough to go overcome
ot the public lands of the Territory and study conditions a little he
"ill be as able to shoot holes through his present arguments as are
many other Americans in these Islands today.
A Permanent Tariff Commission
As a result, perhaps, of the war and the uncertainty which seems
to be generally felt throughout the United State as to what conditions
may be after peace has been restored in Europe, there has come about
(in the east, for the most part) an agitation favorable to the creation
of a permanent tariff commission. It is' proposed 'that this commis
sion be absolutely non-partizan; that it be composed of tariff experts,
without regard to party or sections of country from which they may
come; and that it be so arranged that neither political party can make
capital of its success or be held responsible for its failure. In other
words, that the commission "have no strings" on it save the respon
sibility of meeting the requirements of the country at large.
The tariff proposition is an economic one. It should never have
been drawn into politics and should not be there today. Affecting as
it does every man. woman and child in the country, it is too impor
tant to be left to the mercv of party politics and personal ambitions,
to say nothing of the designs of monopolists. Rascality of the most
gigantic and far-reaching type develops easily from tariff svstems
which must depend for life upon politics. The tariff in politics
caused, indiiectly and directly, the downfall of the Republican party
three years ago; and, although m a different way in some respects,
perhaps, promises a like fate for the Democratic party, sooner or
There is such a thing as a tariff plan which will strengthen the
entire domestic economy of the country and at the same time enlarge
and make mor profitable our relations with other lands. But such a
system can never be developed in a political way. as has been demon
strated by more than a hundred years of experience in the United
The question of tariff on manufacturers of every sort does not
affect the manufacturers alone, but strikes directly at the purse of
every individual under the American flag. If the manufacturers alone
were concerned, there would be less ODjection to the question coming
into politics; but with conditions as we know them to be, the present
plan is grievously iniquitous. A case even more in point is that of
sugar. This important product, and necessity, has been the victim of
politics for manv years. The nation is a whole has lost by it, and
the producers of sugar have suffered enormously. What might have
been the situation, for instance, had this sugar question been referred
(at the time the Underwood tariff bill was considered and adopted) to
a competent, non-partizan tariff commission in place of being handled
by a large bodv of men, four-fifths of whom were almost whollv unin
formed on the great question or voteJ as they did for the saki of polit
ical tinky in place of according to the dictates of their own opinions?
It is a safe guess that the tariff on sugar would never have been alter
ed at all , and one of the most important industries of the country
would not now still be threatened bv the disaster which must certain
ly follow the application of a policv of free sugar in America.
It is a great question, and the proposition would doubtless meet
with strong opposition at first. Undoubtedly it would be assailed
vigorously by the cornfield Congressmen, the dignity of whom would
become seriously ruffled; but after its purposes were thoroughly di
gested by great, conservative America, the best of results might be
hoped for. With the all-absorbing tariff issue out of politics and out
of Congress, we should, under normal conditions, approach the bor
ders of economic perfection in the United States.
Young men hesitating to join the National Guard on account of
fear that in case of war they m3y be ordered to foreign lands to fight
should remember that all men between certain ages in the United
States are subject to military duty and will be forced into service
should an emergency arise. In event of a great war the National Guard
detachment on Kauai would undoubtedly be left here to assist the re
gular army in safeguarding this island. Uner.listed young men found
on this island would be mustered into the rtgular service as"rookies",
and would stand the first liability of bein sent to foreign lands for
duty. The National Guard is the place tor young men, for many
This Suggestion msde by the Bankers' C!ub, of New York, of
an international supreme court is important, Such a court should
prove more effective than The Hague has shown itself to be, and row,
while the world is coming to feel that some scheme for permanent
peace should follow the present great wnr-Hs the time to act, All
countries and peoples will understand and respect a supreme court of
nations. They have quite evidently neither understood nor respected
The Hague tribunal.
Ik complaining against a species of ridicule which has for manv
years been directed toward their town, the people of Hilo will be
fully sustained by decent people throughout the Islands. It is a sat
isfaction, however, to feel that it is onlv the near hoodlum element of
Honolulu which has been engaged in this pastime, and while their
hoodlumism may be annoying it will probably not amount to much in
The Poster for the 1916 Carnival is at hand, and it is to be noted
the inevitable freak" appears in the scheme, This time it is a small
boat such as may have been used 6v the Emperor of China in the
days of Confucius. Otherwise, the poster is rather better than its
predecessors, which, bv the way, however, is saying very little,
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Crisco gives pastry a new flakiness and digestibility.
Crisco always is of the same freshness and consistency.
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives richnessat smaller cost, It brings cake
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Thanksgiving on Kauai on Thursdiv shouH, in spirit, be gen
uine. We have been blessed in manv ways, r.art:culari!v in the mat
ter of almost unprecedented prosperity, and that in the face of the
darkest cloud which has evei bung over the world. We should be thank
ful not only for the exceptional blessings we have enjoyed, but for be
ing Divinely spared from the current misery in a large part of civiliza
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