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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY. MAY 4. 1915.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Ever Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Strike For The Harbor.
In presenting to the visiting Congressmen such arguments as we
may possess in favor of the proposed harbor at this island for the ac
commodation of dtep-sea shipping, it will be we'.l for the nonce to for
get that any place other than Nawiliwili was ever considered for the
purpose. In other words, our thought and argument should be center
ed on the one port; and, if not so, and a difference of opinion is in
evidence, it is probably good-bye to our harbor for many years to come
and all past efforts may come to naught.
The whole matter of the location of the harbor was gone into by
United States Engineers in 191 1 and threshed out in Washington in
1912. the conclusion being in tavor of Nawiliwili; and a bill, which is still
pending, presumably, providing an appropriation for a good harbor at
Nawiliwili. wss introduced in Congress in 1913.
W. H. Iiixby, Chief of Engineers of the United States Army, in
summing up his report on the matter to the Secretary of War said
March 7. 1912:)
"After due consideration of the above-mentioned reports, I con
cur in general with the views of the district officer and the division
engineer, and, therefore, in carrying out the instructions of Congress,
I report as follows: That, in my opinion, considering present physical
conditions and looking to the future final development of this island,
Nawiliwili harbor offers the best location for a port on this island of
Kauai, Hawaii. The construction of its breakwater alone will make an
immediate fine harbor for the small and medium draft boats, which
may be easily dredged later for the dee; er draft boats; and that if a
good harbor is to be provided anywhere on Kauai, then the iraprov;-
v mem oy me cnueu ataies oi -awn;wiii iiaroor, Kauai, Hawaii, is
" deemed advisable."
The members of Congress have this recommendation, and the
data to which it refers, available to them; and most of them are doubt
less already familar with the same. Insofar as the location of the im
provement is concerned, the o,ues!ion has thus been definitely settled by
the United States government, and is doubtless settled with equal de
finiteness in the minds of the Congressmen whom we will have with us.
That phase of the proposition may, therefore, be regarded as out
of the way; and it will not only be out of order, hut may seriously
delay any harbor improvements whatever should any person on Kauai
sek to bring up the old discussion again while the Congressmen are
Thought, talk, effort and what individual influence there may be
among us should be concentrated on an answer to the question: Does
Kauai need the proposed harbor?
"That is no fjuestion at all. Of course we need the harbor", you
Very well. Then tell the Congressmen so; and tell them uhy we
need the harbor.
Tell them of the amount of sugar vrhich now has to pay double
freight to market; of the serious handicap the present system lays up
on homesteaders and homesteading along American lines; of the fact
that tne development of the island, as we would have it and as Con
gress would have it, is retarded by the lack of suitable shipping facili
ties; of the importance of a good harbor from or at which passengers
may depart or land in safety and comfort and numerous other things
that we see right along and know about.
Remind them of the $70,000 to $80,000 that would be saved an
nually to sugar industry alone in freight rates; of the impetus it would
give to homesteading and the new opportunities it would open up for
the small farmer; of advantages to the import as well as to the export
business; of the immense increase there would be in travel to the island
of Kauai, and of the improvement in general .conditions that would
come as a result of the facilities for which we are asking
CONVINCE THE CONGRESSMEN TIIA.T THE
HARBOR IS A NECESSITY. '
That is the point.
Impress them with the fact that the proposed harbor will benefit
a large number of people, outside of the sugar companies: that it means
everything to the success of homesteading on the island. That if we do
not get the harbor, as proposed, nu only will the sugar industry con
tinue to suffer unnecessary expense and loss, but the American policy
of establishing homesteaders on available public lands will be seriously
handicapped on Kauai, if not eventually set at naught altogether.
ii nas oeen ngurea mat tne .Nawiliwili breakwater and harbor im-
will be remembered, were all to have been compelled to close down as;
soon as the democratic tariff law went into effect because nobody would J
be found to grow the raw material for the prices ttiey could afford to
pay under the new schedule."
Besides being editor of The Commoner, Brother Bryan is Secretary
ot State of our great country; and whether he would h?ve it so nr
not, his utterances in The Commoner are regarded by the public as
being official opinions.
As to the statements in regard to the Nebraska beet factory, there
is probably nothing untrue in the wotds used. But a wrong impres
sion is ffiven in that the whole storv i not told.
The Nebraska beet sugar factory has made so much money in thei
past few months that it has voluntarily paid t beet growers a bonus
of 50 cents a ton on their beets. Granted. The factory has made
money on account of th.e extraordinarily high price of sugar. Now
comes the question which Mr. Bryan has ignored, and which is really
three-fourths of the story. It is: Why was sugar so high in price
that the Nebraska beet factory made its splendid and entirely unex
Inasmuch as our renowned Secretary of State has side-stepped this
vital feature of the proposition, we will answer the question for him:
The Nebraska beet factory made money Cand the Nebraska beet grow
ers made money) because the beet fields of Europe have been turned
into arenas of mighty conflicts, and are rilled with graves in place
of the fruits of the farmer's toil. The sugar of Russia is hemmed in
by the guns of the Dardanelles, thus givirg the market over to the
beet factory of Nebraska, which belonged to the beet factories of
Neither high tariff nor low tariff nor no tariff at all could have made
this situation different. The Nebraska beet factory made its
money out of the war, and nobody should know it better than Mr.
Bryan. His failure to state the whole case makes the story misleading,
whether intentional or otherwise; and is unfair to the sugar industry
of the entire nation.
Look ahead to the time when the war is at an end and the beet
fields of Europe are again turning out their millions of tons of sugar.
Where, then, Mr. Biyan, will be your Nebraska beet sugar factory,
and your beet growers of Nebraska? We will answer that question,
also, for you: The grower will be forced into new and perhaps less
suitable crops, while the Nebraska beet sugar factory will be closed,
and its owners in the Nebraska bankruptcy courts, perhaps.
The situation is the same in Louisiana, in California and in Ha
waii. e are given a temporary lease of business life as a result ot
the blood upon the beet fields of Europe. When the war is over and
the king-bolt of free sugar strikes us, along with overpowering Euro
pean competition, we hope our worthy Secretary of State will again
take his pen in hand and tall us how that beet sugar factory in Nebras
ka is getting along and why!
TIIA.T THE PROPOSED
provetnents will cost SI, 084,000 complete (as against $1,034,000
Port Allen). This is a large sum, but our Congressmen will not
about that if they can be shown that the harbor is really needed
the people for the development of the island.
Let us make a systematic, united effort to convince the Congres
al visitors on the latter point.
Mr. Bryan And Sugar
The Commoner, of which Hon. W. J. Bryan is editor, says:
A beet sugar factory in Nebraska, in settling its accounts with
growers at the end of the recent financial year for that business, found
that it had made so much money that its owners voluntarily paid to
the growers 50 cents a ton more than they had agreed at the beginning
of the planting season. The beet sugar factories of the country it
The Late Legislature
.The late Legislature was an extraordinarily harmonious body, and
judging from the number of bills and resolutions contended with, we
should judge, at this distance, that it worked full time for its money.
On the face cf it. the printers were well taken of, and will fare even
better, perhaps, in publishing the respective journals, session laws,
etc. Moreover, the recently printed Revised Laws were all shot to
pieces, so that a new edition of that cumbersome volume will probably
Our courts aud lawyers will now get busy with the new laws, and
the police will have to begin telling the people that what they once
did they cannot do in the future, while what they couldn't do before,
in some instances, they may now do with impunity.
Seriously, when boiled down, the work of the Legislature amount
ed to very little. When run through a fine sieve it is doubtful that
many acts or items, other than appropriations, could be found of real
importance, and the Territory will jog along pretty much the same as
The saving quality of the session has probably been in what it did
not do in place of what it really accomplished. When a Legislature
starts out it usually has its pockets full cf fool promises to its constit
uents, and is generally supposed to be charged with lightning, ready
to strike in any or all directions. Government pfficials are kept on the
anxious seat, and the nerves of the public are at a high tension for
days and days. Everybody feels constantly that something is about to
happen, and the strain of anticipation (or apprehension, as the case
may be) is relieved gradually only as the time for adjournment draws
near. The late Legislature tapered off its activities in such way that
there was no jarring toward the wind-up, and the results probably merit
the stamp of general approval.
A pamphlet issued by the Commissioners of Agriculture And
Forestry, styled "The Hawaiian Forester And Agriculturist," usually
contains matter of interest and value. The weak point of the publi
cation, however, is that practically all of its contents are from one to
two months old. For instance, the April number of the pamphlet
reached Kauai a few davs ago the last of April; and it was to be noted
that the most recent item contained in it was dated March 12, or more
than a month and a half before; while much of its news matter had to
do with the month of February. With modern printing facilities at
hand in Honolulu, we cannot understand why the data in the Hawaii
an Forester And Agriculturist cannot be brought squarely up to the
date of publication, and we hope that some such arrangement will be
At a point near Hilo, nine inches of rain fell in nine hours about
ten uays ago. linue will nave to loaic to ner laurels. Last year we
gave Hilo a close run for a record but in the last few months we have
1 been slipping back dreadfully.
For Frying-For Shortening
For Cake Making
There is no smoke nor odor. Fried foods are free from
the taste of grease. Thev now are tasty and crisp. They
are made more digestible, for Crisco is all vegetable.
The same Crisco can be used to fry fish, onions, dnugh
nnts. etc., merely by straining out the food particles
after each frying.
Crisco gives pastry a new fiakiness and digestibility.
Crisco always is of the same frshuess nnrt consistency.
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives richnessat smaller cost. It brings cake
makmg back to popularity. Butter bills are reduced and
cakes stay fresh and moist longer.
. . ' " ji
- - Vtmamnf imn. nir..1.jn.frJs.Tpr-
HOW THE GERMAN LINER
NAVARRA" WAS SUNK BY THE BRITISH CRUISER
Thesu unusual pictures were taken by an officer of the Orama and show three stages in the last
moments of the doomed vessel. At the top, the Navatra's crew in pulling away in small boats after the
decks had caught fire in several places. In the middle, the doomed vessel is seen listing after the water
had begun to pour into her hold through the holes torn by the shells. Her decks are now a veritable fur
nace. The crew had already been taken aboard the Orama when this picture was made. The lower pho
tograph shows the Navarra taking her final plunge.
There is quite evidently a dis
position on the part of the Hawai
Promotion Committee to pay more
attention to Kauai than ever be
fore, and the fact should be recog
nized. It is quite true that during
the period when this island con
tributed its pro rata to the ex
penses of the committee, and after
that, there was practically noth
ing to show for the outlay. In the
months of the present year, how
ever, there has been a small, but
steady, stream of tourist travel in
this direction, and it seems to be
on the increase. The indications
at present certainly are that the
Promotion Committee is putting in
sonic gooa :icks ror us, ana we
should be prepared, when the time
comes, to firknowlrdge the fact and
to express our appreciation in a
That thoight of having Mes.
srs. Chas. A Rice, J. H. Coney
and Rood Supervisor Moragne ac
company the Congressional party
around Hawaii and to Kauai was
one of the best of which we have
cognizance, and the person sug
gesting it is to be congratulated.
It means that the work is to be
taken up from the beginning, and
we feel certain that with such a
start the tour of this island will be
a success in every particular,
C. W. SPITZ, Prop.
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