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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1316.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
The Presidential Election
The election hint Tuesday on tho mainland was abundant in suir
priws. It was a surprise, for instance, that Wilson failed to carry his
own State. It was a surprise that Hughes carried Now York by small
a majority. It was a surprise that Maine switched in a month from the
Republican to the Democratic column. It was a surprise that Ohio went
Democratic and tlmt Indiana went Republican. It was a surprise that
Utah went Democratic and so on and so on.
It was truly a remarkable election.
That the lalxir vote went to Wilson is doubtful. Indications "!irc
that such was not the case, for the reason that such lalnir strongholds as
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Illinois voted for Hughes.
The main factors in the success of Mr. Wilson were the slogan
"He has kept us out of war" and women. There seems hardly a doubt
but that the vote of the gentler sex in the equal suffrage States went
strongly for the President.
The election was unusual in another particular. Not in many years
have two men of such marked capabilities been pitted against each
other in a presidential contest. It lias usually been the case that one
stronir and one doubtful man appeared in the. field; but this time the
competitors were easily the strongest men in their respective parties,
measured by any or every standard.
Mr. Hughes may be defeated, but the indications are that he will
yet he president. Rarring untoward happening, ho will in all human
probability be the Republican candidate for president four years from
now and he will win. He is practically four years younger than Mr.
Wilson, so that at the time of the next election he will le about the
same age as Wilson now is.
It, is worthy of note here that most of the beet sugar States support
ed Wilson. It is supposahle that that may prove an additional nail in
the collin of free sutrar. If so we will have a substantial measure of
consolation for the disappointment this Republican community may fee
over the general results.
Give Us Better Side Roads
We ih) not feel that the picture "The Fnol"sx Revenge", exploited
on Kauai last week, was of a proper standard. Much harm may come
from pictures of this character, and we arc hopeful that our theater bends
will cxcrcUe more care in the future and sec that pictures of this
sort are not brought to Kauai. There is an important work just here
for the committee of censors of motion pictures, of the Chamocr fi
Commerce. That committee consists of Messrs K. O. Thurtcll, John
Rush, Jos. Gomes, F. R. Cook and Win. libeling. We hope that mcm-
hts of the committee will arrange to sec all pictures coming here, ami
will promptly condemn all such as are not up to standard. The
Garden Island will publish the findings of the committee at any time.
TnE recognition of the twelve companies of the Fourth Infantry as
a regimental unit, which came from the war department last week,
should le gratifying to the officers and men who have worked in and out"
of season to keep up the standard of the .local military establishment.
The question in regard to the status of the Kauai organization has been
most discouraging and demoralizing for months, and company othcers
have found it exceedingly difficult to maintain enthusiasm. Now that
the Kauai-National Guardsmen arc definitely on a Defense Act footing
there should be renewed vim all along the line.
A hkm akkarlk feature of last Tuesday's election was the great stride
made by the prohibition movement. Four new States (Michigan, South
Dakota. .Nebraska and Montana) were added to dry territory at a
clip. In addition to that all important efforts of the liquor interests to
secure modifications of the strict prohibition laws in a few other States
were defeated by popular vote. The dry? ' now lack only two of hav
ing a majority of the States of the Union. It begins to look as though
the liquor question will very soon laconic a national issue whether the
great parties would have it so or not. '
We hope that in asking the Legislature for money for public im
provements on Kauai the governor will endeavor to secure a liberal ap
propriation for roads leading to or through public property. Kauai is
keeping in) Ler legitimate road responsibilities, as the whole Territory
knows; but the Territory itself is doing very little of its own share. It
is on that account that many of our side roads arc bad. All over the
island are roads which the Territory should either macadamize in whole
or in part, and we are hopeful that the matter may be taken up with
due vigor in the next biennial period.
Our advice to the government is to let wharves and landings go for
awhile and concentrate attention on appropriations for roads on Kauai.
We do not want further improvements to JNawiliwili wharf. IJie money
spent there is not relieving any situation to an appreciable degree, nor
can it. Moreover, the effect of improvements there is to lessen interest
in Federal support to the great Nawiliwili harbor enterprise; and we do
not want that. Waitnea wharf is (or soon will be) iis good as it can be
made for the present.
Take the money planned or thought of for landings and wharves on
. Kauai in the next two years and put it into our side roads, and this is
land will call the Legislature blessed. A small appropriation of only
S-2-",000 would help the situation immensely.
Kuhio And McCandless
The election last Tuesday demonstrated for the fifth, time in ten
years that a large' majority of the people of these Islands arc not in favor
of sending Mr. L. L. jUcLanuless to Congress. It is quite doubt
ful that a majority of the people are in favor of keeping Kuhio there,
but choose him rather than his long-time opponent.
The moss has now grown pretty well all over this delegateship joke
of ours, and there are many people in Hawaii who hope that at the next
election two entirely dinerent men may lie before the public. This way
of being forced to decide lictween "two negatives"in the most important
elective ollice we have does not sef well.
- A Note Of Warning
The steadily growing automobile traffic on Kauai highways, especial
ly at night, renders the loose cattle on the roads an increasingly menac
ing danger to the wayfarer. 1 here are certain places in the ncighlmr-
hood of Koloa and elsewhere, where these obstructions are particularly
dangerous because of congested or curving roadways, where a sudden
turn lands the unwary travellor on immediate disaster, with little or no
chance of escape. One of these days there will be a bad smash-up at
one of these places, and some one will get seriously hurt. And then wc
may he able to say: H c told you sol" we regis; er this warning
here anil now, Keep the stray cattle oil the public roads, especially at
Wood Pulp As An Example
Under the above heading the current issue of Popular Mechanii
has the following to say concerning the paper situation in the United
In these davs practically all the 2-'i1(XK) tons of paper which woman
ufacture daily, is made from wood pulp. The writing and bond papers
and a few other high-priced papers, contain more or less "rag", but tin
pajMT on which 'dailies, weeklies, magazines, and books arc printed i
made from wood. The quantity of the former is but a drop in the bucket
of the latter. The wood is made into pulp, and the pub) into paper
This pulp is selling at a price nearly three times that of IS months ago.
A few years ago pulp was put on the free list, with the result that,
while our population and the corresponding consumption of paper has
steadily increased, there has been very little increase in our pulp-mill
capacity. A pulp mill costs from one million dollars up. The war has
prevented the normal import of paper and pulp from Canada, Norway,
Germany, ami Russia to such an extent that the papers used by dailies
costs double what it did two years ago. In fact there is a good prospect
that many one-cent dailies will have to charge two cents, and some
magazine publishers are confronted with the necessity of raising their
price at least five cents a copy. Cheaper pulp is the only solution, but
American pulp makers dare not put millions into pulp mills with the
possibility of the foreign pulp supply confronting Uiein.
This is written as a statement of conditions rather than an argu
ment in favor of high tariffs: The fact is, many commodities were too
highly protected in the past, and now some articles are not sufficiently
The DEsTia tTioN of the block of small houses in Nawiliwili by fire
last Thursday night affords an opportunity to straighten the; road at that
important point, and we sincerely hope that that may In; done. Steps
should be taken by the county without delay to acquire a strip across
the burned area and so relay .out the road that it will run practically
straight from a point at the beginning of Nawiliwili to the river bridge.
This improvement would be cheap even at large cost.
The voteks of Kauai who were disposed last Tuesday to complain
because thf'y bad three tiny ballots to mark may fuel assured that they
were net unusually burdened. In the recent election in Cuba, ten
parties had nominees on the ticket. In Havana the official ballot was
three feet long and nearly three feet wide, and besides the usual in
formation in regard to candidates contained 1 M 1 names. We got .oil
An Invitation to A!
Don't waste your time and strength
on hand pumps! Just drive up to our 4
place and get all the air you want
We maKeno charge for this service.
It's merely one of the many courtesies
we are always glad to extend to you.
Don't thinK that we expect you to
. buy gasoline or oil every time you
stop here. We Know that one often
needs air or water when he doesn't
need anything else.
And we Know that the low price
we charge for the grade of gas and
oil we handle is the only inducement
necessary to get you here when you
want anything in that line.
Kauai Garage Co., Lihue.
WAiMEA HOTEL BAKERY
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every description on hand and made to
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All orders entrusted to us will receive our
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There is no reason on earth why a fat man should not
look as trim and smart ns a slender man. It all depends
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Wholesale Liquor Dealer
CTelephone No. 102.
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Tip Top Bldg Lihue
J. I. Silva, Prop.
ONE of the LEADING HOUSES for all kinds of DRY
GOODS. BOOTS & SHOES, MEN'S FURNISHINGS.
CIGARS & TOBACCOS and NOTIONS of every description,
FOR WINE, BEER and OTHER LIQUORS, Ring Up 73 W.
Main Office, Eeele, Kauai. Tel. 7 1 W.
Order It By Mail!
Our Mail Order Department is exception
ally well equipped to handle all your drug
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 and lnftamable articles.
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, $U $1.25
Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.
"Service Every Second"
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Office: Hawaiian Hotel
P. O. Box 524 HONOLULU