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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAY 16, UK.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Ere 17 Tuesday Morning
Luthtr Dermont Timmons
Kavai wat undoubtedly support the efforts of Honolulu to have
a ''celeb: -alien" J nix- 1" to 1-' and will i-tnd down quite a delegation
provided adequate jteamer t icilitits nre provided.
"Ben" Yickers. of Theo. H.j Carpenters have just finished cx
Davies & Co , is making ore of, tensive alttrations to the interior
his periodical business tours of the
of the residence of Chas. II. Wil
cox, at Grove Farm,
The Mahelona Hospital
The committee at work upon the financial plans for the proposed
tuberculosis hosoitti are faced with the problem of raising $500 a
month additional for running expenses. The buildings and equip
ment ate provided for in the splendid donation of 525,000 made bv
Hon. Albert S. Wilcox and wife, and the legislature has made 5500 a '
month available for running expenses. For quite a long while, how
ever, the running expenses of the institution will be in the neighbor
hood of $1,000 a month, so that the remainder of the expense monev
must be rained locally. From what source should this monev come
and how raised?
The committee felt that, inasmuch as the institution is a public j
one and one ot its objects is the protection of the public at larK?. the
. county surpervisors should come to the rescue. That may be the fair
est and most logical solution of the problem. In case, however, that
the supervisors should turn the item down, what then is to be dtit?
Other effective steps would have to be taken at once or the entire pro-1
ject. desirable and important as it is. might fail altogether.
The subject is presented in this way today to give the Kaur.i pul lie
something to think about. The committee is uncertain as to what
should or can be done, and wouiJ like those interested in the sivce
of the hospital to make such suggestions as mav prove of value in
their efforts to solve what seems to be the final problem.
Prepare For Slack Times
It is gratifying to note that some of the plantations of Kauai are
taking advantage of these prosperous time to prepare for the lean
years, which will come in the natural course of events. Improve
ments which are being made, and planned, are of a permanent charac
ter; and in one way and another these estates are getting themselves
in such shape that their expenditures for many years to come will It
confined largely to the actual routine of growing cace and making
This plan may not be to the liking of "get rich rjuick" stock
holders, but the legitimate investor and the financier readilv see the
point and agree with the idea. It means solidity for an indefinitely
long time, eTen in the face of disadvantageous legislation or multi
It would be a fine thing if every other business enterprise on the
island large and small did the same thing. Prosperity is general.
The independent storekeeper is making money as never before, and
in all other industrial lines there is unusual prosperity. Now is the
time for every man with a business of his own to get it upon a per
manent, solid footing. As sure as the night follows the day the time
will come when conditions will be different; business will be sia.k:
monev will be tight in the Islands. The importance of present-day
preparedness will then occur to all business men.
The New Military Plan
J ust what the immediate effects of the Federalizing of the Nation
al Guard will be upon the Guard itself is somewhat problematical,
but the eventual effect will undoubtedly be to transform it into, prac
tically, a reserve regular army, out of active service but ready to be
called into the field at a moment's notice. Officers and men will re
ceive part pay from the general government, and a reat deal more
in the way of work and efficiency will be expected ot them than un
der the old system. Another feature (and that has caused National
Guardsmen to hesitate about supporting the proposal in its entirety)
will undoubtedly be the introduction into the Guard system of the
direct influence of the regular army. That might not be a bad thing
it might, indeed, be the best thing that could happen: but the Nation
al Guard on the mainland has always been a little jealous of its own
identity and independence and the elimination cf the line fence be
tween regular and volunteer may not set well with the latter for quite
The part-pay feature of the new arrangement will have the effect
of filling the ranks of the National Guard to the full limit permitted
by law. In all of the States it will be necessarv to turn men away
rather than to look for them. But the personnel of the Guard will
change. Many of the men now in it, particularly in the cities, will
drop out, and "fancy" companies and regiments will be filled bv
What all the effect may be in the Islands it is probably too earlv
to anticipate. We imagine that the change in the system here w'U be
made slowly, for the reason that schemes will have to be formulated
and there will be a great deal of work in connection with aligning the
Guard under the new law on the mainland before the outposts are
reached. Time and the experience of other States will assist us. per
haps, in a better understanding of the new plan before it actually
reaches us in its entirety.
The Republican Nominee
The Literary Digest has completed a poll of the Republican mem
bers of the legislatures of the States on the choice of a nominee for
presidential candidate and the results have proved to be quite interest
ing. Such a thing as a poll of the vote of the country, or any consider
able part of it. was, of course, impossible.lt was figured, however, that
the legislators, being in touch with the voters, would be able to ad
vance a fairly accurate concensus of party opinion. All of the States
returned divided votes, the totals being as follows: For Hughes,
758; Roosevelt. 275; Root, 138.
From this it would appear that Hughes had a tremendous lead
and he probably did have at the time. Students of politics seem to
agree, however, that Roosevelt has gained a very great deal in the
past two months, and is much stronger today than he was at the be
ginning of the discussion. From what quarter has this new support
been drawn? It has undoubtedly come from the Hughes camp.
Mr. Roosevelt has played a keen political game. He has taken
advantage of the apparent indecision of Mr. Hughes, and while there
is still no lack of confidence in the jurist as presidential timber, the
Roosevelt band-wagon has proved more lively and inviting. Added
to all this is probably a fear that if nominated Mr. Hughes would not
make much of a fight for election; while it is generally taken for
granted that Roosevelt would fight like a wild-cat, if once again put
forward bv the Republican party.
It seems reasonably certain that the fieht is narrowing itself to
one between Hughes and Roosevelt; and so far as the Islands are con
cerned it probably does not make much difference which wins. They
are both good men.
In these times of wars and rumois of wars we are to have po'.i.
tics added unto us. A notice published elsewhere in this issue calls
attention to the fact that the registration
of voters will begin tin
General Leonard Wood is now being groomed for the Repub
lican nomination for the presidency. Undoubtedly a good man. but
it is doubtful that he would seriously oppose his old friend Roosevelt.
Mexico asks the United States to protect her from American
outlaws, from which we are to infer, presumably, that all outlaws are
not Mexicans after all.
Mr. Wong Hock Shi, Army Tailor
of Kapaia, begs to announce that he is at
the service of the officers and men of the
National Guard on Kauai, in the matter of
field and dress uniforms.
Mr. Wong Hock Shi was formerly army
tailor at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, at
which place he gave great satisfaction.
P. O. BOX 324
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