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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1916.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
--Hughes. Roosevelt And Wilson
With Hughes ns tin- nominee of the Republican party fur president
of the United States ami Roosevelt as the nominee of the Progressive
party for the same high office, the country is faced with a situation
similar to that of It) 12 when Wilson rode into office over a Republican
party divided against itself. That being the case, eyes have Ik'cii turned
in the past few clays toward Oyster Hay, for there and there alone is the
key to the Republican problem. With Roosevelt in the lield against him,
Hughes voiild likely poll a much larger vote than Taft did in 1U12, but
whether enough to elect is problematical. The real hope (if the hour
(and thcji-e are indications that it may be realized) is that Mr. Roosevelt
will himself withdraw from the race and will come out in support of
Justice Hughes. Should that come to pass the situation would lie great
ly altered and Republican stock would rise correspondingly.
Civic Convention Laws
The committee to draft a constitution which would make of the
Civic Convention a permanent organization, with definite objects
and piogratn, met in Honolulu Saturday morning and presumably
completed a set of laws to be submitted to the various commercial
bodies for approval. Some delegates to previous conventions have
onpjsed the idea of permanent organization, or rather, of organiza
tion of any kind. They have argued that the Civic Convention was
a movement of spontaneous origin and growth, and inasmuch as it
had been reasonably successful it should be kept that wav. This idea
was overridden in the last Convention, however, and the committee
referred to above (composed of one delegate from each of the islands
and two from Honolulu) was appointed and set to work. The prob
abilities are-that the consitution submitted by the committee will find
its wav to the convention hall at lido in September, to be picked to
pieces, perhaps, or otherwise fixed up to suit the majority.
The Civic Convention has quite likely come to s:ay. It seems to
meet a-. need, and the concensus of opinion appears to be so genuinely
on its side that it will likely grow, rather than slip backward, for a
number of years. That being the case,. it should have a constitution
and such laws as nidv direct -its work with definiteness.
. ' Honolulu And Her Celebration
Honolulu invites the people of the outer islands to come at "June
11" and accept her hospitality, and then proceeds to close all of her
doors.'- If the scheme of closing government offices and, more notable
still, the stores of the town is intended as a concession to hard-worked
(?) employees and officials, we have nothing to say, but it certainly
leaves Honolulu deucedly uninteresting to the average islander visit
ing the city. People of the outer islands who have lived in Honolulu
have no complaint to make, but ninety per. cent, of the visitors to
the city on occasions like this are, to all intents and purposes, in a
strange place. Baseball and hore-racing do not particularly interest
them and thev have an indifferent time of it generally.
If Honolulu will take a quiet, friendly tip from us she will in fu
ture not lei her own holidays fall the same time her friends are invit
ed to come and enjoy theirs. In other words, when excursions from the
other islands are in the city every government office should be wide
open, Stores should not only be open at regular hours but should
keep open evenings. The Stock Exchange, in place of declaring a
holiday, should hold double sessions. In short, the whole idea and
scheme should be reversed exactly from what it now is.
Honolulu, with her buildings and windows decorated and her
stores and offices and government buildings wide open looks good to
the visitor from the outer islands. Closed up, and left to the dust
and policemen and chaffeurs, it makes one quickly and awfully homesick.
Now that the ground-work of plans for a big military program
on July Fourth have been laid, let everybody get busy. We do not
like the slang word "boost." but it seems to express just what we
m;an. It will be the first Glorious Fourth in the history of Kauai
to be 'participated in by real, live soldiery; and, moieover, it will
be the first time that Kauai's full regiment has been brought together.
The day'should be made one long to be remembered, and we believe
that it will be.
The idea of a Pan-Pacific Exposition in Honolulu is a fine one
and one that could be easily enough worked up if sufficient time is
allowed. It. would be no use rushing into the affair and have an ex
hibition consisting of three calabashes, a boomerang, a Fijian pine
apple club and a hunk of Silver Sword. The thing should be worked
up for a couple of years in advance and then success will be surely
attained. ' v
' " - Hawaii Herald.
I foreign and home missionary
j work, as well as educational and
welfare work. The Hawaiian
, . ,, , uuaiu sjjuuiu uc me nrst cnarge
church 'calendar, which will r v! ,, ,,,, , , "-"a'c
,, . .. I on all our churches. He also made
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a plea for the outlying Hawaiian
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. . i t. i churches. Our more rich v en
work of the church; the names of i,,.A t v. t , , , . .
,ir .;c r , dowed Lihue church shou d help
officers and committees of the , ...
. inese jess ravorea cnurclies; he
A very encouraging new start
having been made in the matter
of increased membership, through
the reception of six new members,
a few weeks' ago 'as well as through
the prospect of a number more in
the immediate future, it was de
cided 'that a campaign for new
members 'be undertaken, with the
high idea! of doubling the' mem
bership during- the year; and a
strong -committee was appointed
to work on these lines.
A Sunday school committee was
appointed to devise plans and
means "for "the greater efficiency of
the Sunday school.
The existing choir, which has
served most faithfully for years
was constituted the committee on
music, with hearty commendations
for t heir devotion and efficiency.
Mr. Lydgate made an earnest
plea for the loyal support of the
Hawaiian Hoard in its great work
said and he outlined ways
which this might be done.
Mr. Avery made a very sane,
convincing plea for greater de
votion to the higher things of the
spiritual life, and indicated the
danger, of being caught up and
carried away in the current of ma
terialism, adverting particularly
to the neglect of church and Sun
Mr. W. H. Rice suggested that
it would be in the interest of a
better Sunday observance to secure
a week-day half holiday which
could be given up to games and
sports; and he moved that the
delegates of this church to the
Hilo convention recommend this
matter to the attention of the
Mingled withthe serious, through
the whole evening, there was a
most delightful sparkle and effer
vescence of wit and repartee which
made it one of the most enjoyable
No coal, wood or ashes
to lug no waiting for
the fire to burn up. Bet
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the steady, evenly-distributed
perfect control. All beat
concentrated on the
cooking and not radiated
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Bakes, boils, roasts, toasts.
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