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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1916.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Our Filipino Population
Mr. M. Lorl, rcprcscntiitivc nt Manila of tln Hawaiian JSiiRar Plant
er' Association, who was on Kauai last week, pave our sugar men some
timely suggestions in reganl to the Filipinos in their employ. Mr. Lord
has heeu lahor recruit inn agent in the Philippines for eight years or more,
engaged most of the Filipinos now on Kauai to come here and should
know what he is talking ahout. After looking over the situation thor
oughly and discussing the matter with the Filipinos themselves he reach
ed the conclusion that much, if not most, of the trouble Kauai has had
with her Filipino population has been due to lack of consideration for
those people on the part of the plantations and the public. He found
that there was a difference in the treatment meted out to the people of
our various nationaltities here, and'that in the shuillc the Filipino gets
the worst of it.
This all sounds strangely like unto points made it) an editorial in
these columns a few weeks ago, bearing on the same subject, and we ore
inclined to hope that the scini-ollieial cognizance taken of the matter
may result in its coming in for serious consideration, and remedial action.
The Filipinos are the wards of the American nation. In place of
being treated less kindly than others in Hawaii, it may be that they have
a just cause to expect better treatment than aliens. However, as we un
derstand it. they have never asked anything of the kind and'do not ex
A campaign for a thorough investigation of the condition of the
Filipinos morally, socially, financially and otherwise is in order and
that should be followed by measures tending to make them a happier,
more lawahiding and valuable element of our population.
Best Men For Legislature
I'lifortunately the primary scheme of elections under which we are
now working seems to have the effect of (locking the field with candi
dates of barely moderate capabilities and at the same time driving from
competition at the polls good men who might otherwise give their valu
able services to the public. It is a great pity that that is so, for the
primary idea is a good one and should be maintained. The general
tendency of the law is to place government more completely in the hands
of the people, which is desirable and is in line with republican ideals.
In that, however, it throws the bars down to the demagogue and the
man who is in polities for the pecuniary or kindred advantage to accrue
therefrom, and who is not inspired by the loftier motives of the real
The situation calls for some method of inducing our best men to en
ter the field of politics a method which will at the same time cause the
self-constituted politician to return to the woods, where he belongs.
We have had enough of the man seeking the ollice; let us have more of
tin- ''ollice seeking the man" for awhile.
Plight ahead of us is a primary election at which condidates for Con
gress and the Legislature will be chosen. Cannot something be done -to
bring into the field the best material we have for the senate and the
house of representatives ? as against men whose motives and objects arc
(louiiuut .' Kauai can place m the next legislature, it tlie voters nave a
mind to do so. live men of exceptional ability, force and power. They
are hen but some mav not be in polities, and for the reasons indi
cated above. They should be sought out and brought into the cam
paign. for the good of the island and of the Territory.
Let us send our best men to the Legislature.
Tiik IT.NM M .M of "preparedness" has swung so far toward the pub"
lie treasury that it now means SSSO,(KK),(K)0 in money. This huge ex"
penditure for naval ships ami war munitions is liable to strike the coun
try precincts of the I'liited States with an appalling force, and second
thought may bring a reaction decidedly detrimental to its sponsors. It
means extraordinary measures for increasing governmental revenues, and
when the purse of Mr. Taxpayer is invaded in such a large way there will
be something 'popping." It will probably be found that America wanted
"preparedness", but did not figure on eight hundred million dollars at
one sitting of Congress.
W'iioi.ksai.k I'I.kas of guilty in criminal cases before the Kauai cir
cuit court is gratifying, not lor tlie reason tliat tune and expense are
conserved but because it indicates a high standard for our local court and
juries. In every instance murderers, and would-be murderers, preferred
throwing themselves upon the mercy of tlie court to standing trial. Jt is
not that way everywhere, and was not always that way here. It is plain
that the criminal has come to fear out courts and our jury svstein svs
tein which means that we will have less crime in the future.
Till-: I'oi.U K, we presume, have inquired properly into the question
ol how and why the lads at Hanapepe were ui possession of the automa
lie revolver which Killed their cainpaninn, a school hoy, a lew days ago
Had the boys a license to bear firearms in accordance with law? There
are entirely too many pistols around on this island and we have reason
to believe that the number has gotten considerably ahead of otlicial tally
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