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Tlllt GARDfiN ISLAND. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1916.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning '
Luther Dermont Timmons
rs.- Inasmuch as the Democratic candidates for the House of Hepi escnta-
tives have no opposition in the primary election next Saturday, they
may he regarded as already nominated, and the tight is confined largely
within the ranks of the Republican party. A slight variation is in the
case of Chandler, running as a non-partiznn for the Senate, who miiM
get one-fifth of the votes cast in order to receive the nomination. For
the Republican ticket Hon. J. H. Coney should be supported for
the Senate and Messrs. Chas. II. Wilcox, Kula, Lota ami Jcrves fur
the House. These men appear to lie far and away the more callable and
three of them have had valuable legislative experience already.
A Great Need
One of the crying needs of our growing community is a dairy .There
are a few people with large estates and flocks and herds and much pa
tience who are well supplied with some of the simpler dairy products;
even so, probably at a high price and of poor quality, l'ut it is safe to
say that the great majority scarcely know what real milk is, and whose
nauseating dailv experience is tinned milk, the only recommendation to
which is that ' you can get it." .
Good milk clean, sanitary nutritious, wholesome this we under
stand, is an absolutely essential factor of health and virility. What the
developing generation nourished on artificial tinned milk will be remains
to he seen. Assuredly it will not he up to t lie real milk standards of
So much can be done with milk, in the way of good cooking, and
economical cooking, that a gook milk supply would go far toward solv
ing the problem, locally, of the high cost of living, as well as of minister
ing most happily to that rare ideal, good living.
We would venture to suggest that if some one equipped to give the
thing a start would "promote" a dairy farm, with the assurance that an
adequate supply of dairy products at reasonable prices would be forth
coming, it would meet with immediate response, and that the stock
would be over subscribed.
Views Of A Militarist
The agitation for military expansion in the United States ha
brought about a great deal of highly interesting discussion. The fol
lowing from the pen of Admiral Fiske, published in the New York
Times, is interesting as expressing an extreme militaristic view.
"The dangerous enemy of the United States is not Germany or
Japan; it is the American politican. It is not the open foe it is the
secret poison that reduces our power to repel the foe. It is not the
army and navy of any foreign power, because we can raise an army and
navy better than theirs; it is the politician who prevents our getting an
adequate army and navy; who persuades the people that such an armb
and navy will cause a horrible thing the politician calls 'militarism.'
The nation can gain the victory over a foreign foe, but is powerless
against the politician, 'the soulless politician,' as Whittier calls him,
'who gambles for the oflice with dice loaded with human hearts,' Few
men die by reason of external violence: It is internal disease that kills
them. From the standpoint of national longevity politics is a disease."
Dit. Pkatt, president of the board of health, read a very instruc
tive paper before the Civic Convention at Hilo on the subject "of health
in which he made the following observations concerning tuberculosis, of
as much interest on Kauai as on the other islands of 'the group: "Let
us next turn to the morbidity reports. ..There were 4187 cases of conta
gious and infectious diseases reported during the past year. Fully (i" per.
cent of these could have been prevented had each individual concernl dona
his duty and co-operated with the hoard. If a case of plague or cholera
appears in a community, the people become unreasonably alarmed and
are willing to co-operate with the board in every way possible, but tuber
culosis every year claims more victims than have ever died in the Terri
tory from the other diseases first mentioned. Let there be practical and
united co-operation between the board and individuals, either singly,
or collectively, and tuberculosis can be practically eliminated from this
Territory. Rut there must be team work if we are to win the fight."
The arrival last week at Honolulu of 111) caes of tovs sii"irest
another way in which the European war is helping Japan. Since the
war began more toys than ever before have been turned out in the Tint
ed States, but Japan has gone into the business of manufacturing holi
day novelties on a tremendous scale, with a view, undoubtedly, of cap
turing a business which has been almost exclusively German for many
years. This shipment to Honolulu is small compared to what may be
expected later, as the season for Christmas goods is yet several weeks oil';
and shipments to the Islands are and will be very light compared to the
business of Japan with the mainland in holiday goods. Whether .lap.m
will 1h- able to hold this new business after the wai is over remains to be
seen, but she is certainly making every effort to gain control of it in
this period of disturbed conditions bevond the Atlantic.
Link McCaxiu.kss thinks that the improvements to the Hono
lulu water works should be paid for out of the "general fund", which is
another way of saying that the oufer islands should chip in and help foot
the bill. In assuming the functions and responsibilities of city and
county government it was supposed that Honolulu "would lake care of
her own roads, water works and other municipal utilities. The other
islands have to do it, although with far less revenue for their own u-e
per. mile of Territory than has Oahu; and so far as Kauai is coneer 1
a success is being made of the job. The trouble with Honolulu is that
she does not dig in and take care of herself. There seems to be an ever
lasting disposition to flash the "S. O. S." signal to the other islands
everytime high seas are encountered. Let there be more independence
and less hat-passing. .
Sometimes blessings are not evenly distributed. For instance, the
substantial price being paid for sugar is a grand thing for the laborers,
whose bonus is based upon t h e market value of the product in
given months. It works the otli-r way (or shortly will) for the planta
tions, however, for the reason that they have little or no sugar to sell.
At the same time, with the beet and Cuban crops in sight, it'is ti.Jbr ad
mitted that present figures indicate a strong market when Hawaii is
again in the field with her product.
Katat mtst send to the House of Ueprcsenlat ives at least one man
who can take care of the financial interests of the island. As the tickets
are now shaped out, Charles 11. Wilcox is tl logical candidate upon
whom all parties and factions may unite with wisdom and safety for this
responsibility, and if Kauai is alive to her best interests (which is usual
ly the'ease), he will poll the highest vote on the Representative ticket in
the primary election on October 7.
vTm: visit of Superintendent Forbes to Kauai will be a matter of
importance. He is coming for the purpose of personally investigating
the needs of the island in the way of homestead roadsj wharves, etc.,
and upon his report the recommendations of the governor to the legisla
ture w ill be largely based. We hope our business men with suggestions
to olrVr will be readv to mecj Mr. ForbesVliile he is here and give him
the benefit of their ideas.
l'.KTTiMi iii Wall Street at the beginning of this month was six to
five that Hughes would be elected president. It is a fad nowadays to shy
at the prognostications of Wall Street, but it is interesting to remember
that that locality has "called the turn" on presidential elections before
K.ui keels quite proud of her polo team. Ai; hi. t:;;: si.r. e players
had been out of practice for a long time, ami having green p-mies, the
aggregation captured third place and made a strong, pull for second
place. Tht! tilts suggested to the sporting d -nizens that Kauai is at least
still in the polo list.
Tin-: 1'iioi'Ei: authorities will make, a note that rain ha been reported
from Elcclc, and that school cottage roos shin. Id be constructed accordingly.
Order It By Mail!
I Our Mail Order Department is exception-
ally well equipped" to handle all your drug
I and toilet wants thoroughly and at once.
We will pay postage on all orders of 50c
and over, except the following: Mineral
Waters, Baby Foods, Glassware and articles
of unusual weight and small value. -
Non-Mailable: Alcohol, Poisons aiu I .fefillc ancles.
If your order is very heavy or contains much
liquid, we suggest that you have it sent by
Haas Candy a Specialty. Boxes 35c, 65c, $1., $1.25
Benson, Sniitli & Co., Ltd.
"Service Every Second"
The Rexall Store Honolulu
Eye and Ear
You Should Wear Kryptoks
BECAUSE they give you the two vi
sionslvou require in one pair of glasses.
1 BECAUSE they arc to all practical
purposes single, solid lenses.
BECAUSE tliov possess no lines r.f de
marcation and no segments; hence do not
drop apart nor collect dirt in the creases
BECAUSE thev arc as graceful on the
face as any pair of single vision eye
glasses. BECAUSE tlicv are r.o more liable to
breakage than the ordinary s;nle focus
SWALL k DOUGIiRTYS
I nK victohv ot N'nator .Martme over the personal- choice of Pres
ident Wilson in the New Jersey primary election would seem to indicate
the weakness of Mr. Wilson in bis home State. The chief executive was
after the scalp of the loquacious Marline and in order to get ii, brought
out and endorsed another man to run against him. Marline, whose hot
air is still remembered from Kau to Kekaha, appeared to be stronger
thun the President among the ISourlions of New Jersey, for he led the
Democratic senatorial list in the primary.
The outturn of Olaa plantation this year will be -1 ,S(K) tons less than
the estimate of the manager. This is a lvmarka nle drop and seems to
us to call for some explanation. The public had been led to expect an
entirely different showing.
Kauai dklkgatks, returning from the Civic Convention, arc genera
in their praise of the treatment accorded them at Ililo. They were cor
dially received and royally taken care off and all are now boosters for the
Territory's second city.
Mr. Wong Hock Shi, Army Tailor
of Kapaia, begs to. announce that he is at
the service of the officers and men cf 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 lie gave great satisfxetoin.
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Home Refrigerating and
Room-cooling systems, that circu- Sj
late cooled air through the whole
house. Ice-making plants of any J
size or capacity.
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Office: Hawaiian Hotki.
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