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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1916.'
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
The Primary On Kauai
The primary elect 'on on Kauai resulted in no surprises, unless it be
that any votes whatever for Ale Ixmisson for delegate may be regarded
as unexpected. The Democratic vote was light, but that had already
lcen anticipated in reports from the battlefield.
Something over 900 votes were polled. After discarding imperfect
ly marked ballots the count showed about 830 in proper form. This
leaves something like 500 votes to be heard from in the regular election.
These votes add some uncertainty to the outcome, but the calculation is
that they will be distributed nnich as were the votes actually polled on
Saturday, so that the general election result may not be materially af
fTected by them.
It is hardly ever possible in Kauai elections to positively forecast
results, however, so that renewed . and continuous effort will be found
desirable. The House ticket is fairly certain as a whole; but a con
centrated opposition might make inroads upon it, and it is that that
must be looked out or.
The senatorial ticket calls for even more careful watching. Two ele
ments will enter into the final contest there, i. e.: How the 500 persons
who stayed away from the primary polls will vote, and how the vote
cast for Kaiu in the primary will go in the regular election. We have
no particular fears for the outcome, but certainly the situation may be
improved by ctlieient and continuous hard licks in the precincts.
Armories Needed On Kauai
(!knkral Fai.kkmiavx, who has come into the public eye as a lead
er of German forces on the east front, has been referred to as the former
chief of staff of the German nnily. Such is not the case. The former
chief is still in retirement, lnc present General falkenhayn is a close
relative, but not the same man.
Major Lincoln, oflicer in charge of militia affairs in the islands, who
completed a tour of Kauai last week, has recommended to Washington
that the Fourth Infantry be recognized by the war department as a com
plete regimental unit, and that will undoubtedly be done. At the time
of a previous report made by him to Washington he was under the im
pression that Filipinos were not eligible to become members of the
Guard, an idea since disposed of by a decision of the Federal court in
The new situation is that the Kauai regiment will receive its full
quota of equipment as soon as the war department can get around to it
and will be taken care of in the various other ways provided by and
under the new Defense Act. It is, therefore, now up to ourselves to get
busy and perforin our own duty. Although there has been a great deal
of talk about it, only one armory has to date leen provided for the
Guard on Kauai (the one erected by Colonel Spalding at Kealia). Funds
have been subscribed for an armory in Lihuc, but owing to the unex
pected advance in the price of building material they have been found
insufficient and the project is held up. Homestead, Eleele and Waimea
are without armory facilities absolutely, while Makawcli is very little, if
any, better off.
The Guard companies in the various plantation towns of all the is
lands have already been found to be an asset of inqxirtance, not only as
a safeguard but as a means of making plantation life more attractive
to salaried employees and wage-earning laborers. On Hawaii and Maui
several plantations have erected armories and the managers have stated
that they were justified as a business proposition, leaving aside other
reasons. The armories, with their social and athletic accessories, serve
to keep employees better satisfied, and since they have Ix'cn provided
there has been far less disposition on the part of laborers to drift from
place to place. Even employees of plantations who do not belong to the
Guard on those islands prefer to live in places where there are the diver
sions afforded by the armories; and plantations having them have found
it far less difficult to hold their employees and to keep them satisfied.
It is anticipated that the next Legislature will do something in the
way of armories for some of the principal towns of the islands, but even
if appropriations are made it will be a very long time afterward before
the required facilities are actually provided. In the meanwhile sections
of the Guard on Kauai will suffer greatly. This should not be, particu
larly as suitable armories can lie provided for such places as Waimea,
Makaweli, Eleele and Homesteads for around 81,000 each. It is under
stood that the very neat and efficient armory at Kealia cost only 8800.
At twice that cost the investment would be a good one for any plantation
on this island, and we would like to see the sugar companies try the ex
Whatever may U' said of the internationally legal aspects of the
case, the act of the Gorman submarine ( 1-5:1 in sinking ships of Allied
and neutral powers close to, if not actually in, American waters on Sun
day and since .will quite likely excite a feeling of resentment in America
of a character to be deplored at this time. There has not been a period in
the European war when American neutrality has Win lived up to more
strictly than in the past six months. Every effort has been made to keep
the European war and each and nil of its aspects out of American spheres
and immediate consideration, and to trcat.all nations alike under a strict
interpretation of international law and the unwritten laws of humanity.
We arc much afraid that the act of thc U-53 in bringing the horrors of
the present European struggle within a few miles of America's shores
was extremely ill-advised, and will prove itself to lo so in a very few
The "Campaign Of Hate."
The warning of Lord Bryce to the British people with regard to a
"campaign of hate" against Germany after the war is over deserves more
than passing notice. In his remarks he was proceeding upon the theory,
of course, that the Allies are to win in the present conflict; and foresees
a trade war against Germany of an extreme and general character.
Admitting for argument's sake that the Allies win out and that the
Central Bowers are compelled to sue for peace, the words of Lord Bryce
may well be heeded by Great Britain and British sentiment the world
over. We have already witnessed the results of the so-called British
"boycott" against subjects or citizens of neutral and partially noncom
battant nations. It has stirred the United States as few incidents of the
war have done. Central and South America have been arorsed and Jap
an has shown her teeth on account of it. China and all the neutral coun
tries of Europe would, under the policy, be similarly affected and resent
ment would be general. The net result would undoubtedly be retaliatory
measures, which, in national matters, form t he first step toward "start
When the war is over the world will be in no humor to tolerate
"campaigns of hate" or a prolongation of the struggle along commercial
lines. The general demand will he that peace carry with it uninterrupt
ed trade relations between friendly countries, and any attempt on the
part of the victors in Europe to have it otherwise will almost certainly
throw into the balances an additional force which may turn the elation
of triumph into the qualms of ignominious defeat and disaster.
The British people may well heed the words of Lord Bryce, ami if
any such ideas exist nearer the center of Europe that in case of victory
for the Teutonic powers a similar course, lie adopted the latter may also
as Patrick Henry might have said, profit by the same suggestion.
A Republican Senate
If thi Democrats elected every candidate they ha vo in the field to
the Senate the upper house jit the next session of the Legislature would
still Ik- Kepubhcan. 1 he Democrats at the present time have two hold
over senators, one from Kauai and one from Hawaii; while the Bcmibli-
cans have five one from Hawaii, ope from Maui and three from Hono
lulu. The Democrats have only five candidates in the field at the pres
ent time (one on Maui, three at Honolulu and one here conntiii"
Chandler), so that if all were elected they would have only seven sena
tors to eight for the Kepuhlleans.
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ir..r.n.'i. r-A., mm ii.n iooK mi- 01 u i ami will retire in
alout a month, has had a varied and remarkable career in the army. He
was an Indian fighter of note along with General Miles. Buffalo Hill "
General King and a host of others in the troublesome days prior to aUmt
1SH2; was military attache at Berlin for four years; has been sent to
various parts of the world on military missions; was chief of the bureau
of mililia allairs, preceding the late General Mills; was in charm' of th
United States troops at San Francisco at the time of the earthquake, and
was sent from the .Mexican hordcr to 1 lawan to round out his term of
more than forty years in the service. He retires with an honorable record
into private life, and the various islands of this group may count them
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