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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY. MAY 25, 1915,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Ever; Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Lord Kitchener informed us some months ago that the war
would begin in May. He neglected to state, however, that Austria
would begin it.
Now Up To Kuhio
If absolute promises and voluntary comment are to be taken at
face value, each and every Congressman recently visiting this island
left here fully and firmly impressed with the fact that Kauai needs an
adequate harbor for deep-sea shipping, and, moreover, that a bill for
such a project will be supported in Congress. We have no reason to
feel that the Congressmen may forget their promises, nor that they
will fail to carry them out if the opportunity for action is presented.
It seems, therefore, to be Delegate Kuhio's next move. Hitherto
he has been more or less handicapped in that no one in Congress, ex
cept himself, knew of the real need of a breakwater here. In future
he will have with him a number of members of the House and Senate
who have been on the ground, have seen and have been convinced.
It should be no difficult task for our Delegate to rallv this support
arund him in December. The entire Congress will be ready and will
ing to accept the opinion of their distinguished colleagues, recently
with us, that the breakwater is a necessity; and it should not be a
difficult task to get the appropriation through.
Kauai looks to Kuhio for the appropriation for that breakwater at
the next session. We feel over here that it is in sight in easy grasp;
and will be all of surprised and sorely disappointed if it should again
England's Naval Shake-up
The retirement of Winston Churchill. First Lord of the British
Admiralty, and Lord Fisher, his first lieutenant, was probably not the
surprise in England that it may have been outside. Both men have
been under a most severe fire of public opinion and censure, in their
own country, for quite awhile; and the British government had quite
likely foreseen weeks ago that changes would have to be made. It is
indeed not only possible but probable that the resignations were offi
cially suggested, this step being taken as a result of the storm of crit
icism constantly reaching the ears of the government.
Churchill was universally criticized and mercilessly scored in
England for the half-htarted attempt to save Antwerp from capture,
resulting in the loss of a large part of the men sent on the expedition.
Whether or not he could have saved Antwerp is a question that was
overlooked entirely in the discussion; and Churchill came out of the
affair with the stigma of a blunder upon him.
Next came the abortive attempt to storm the forts of the Darda
nelles in March. England felt that that whole maneuver was half
hearted; that in place of a handful of ships, an overpowering armada,
sufficient to crush down everything before it, should have been sent
The straw th&t laid the camel low, however, was the neglect by
the Admiralty to supply protection to the Lusitania when that vessel
passed around the Irish coast to her doom, England has refused posi
tively to accept any excuse for that blunder; and it was that failure
that sent Churchill to the scrap-heap.
And while most of the criticism has fallen upon Churchill, Senior
Naval Lord Fisher has come in for a goodly share. The world has
been asking for a long time, "Where is England's great navy that we
have been hearing so much about?" and, from all accounts, the peo
ple of Fngland have been doing r lot of thinking along the same lines.
At any rate, they charge Churchill and Fisher with failnre to act and
with blunders when moves were actually taken.
Unless we have been reading the signs of the past several months
incorrectly . England has for sometime been preparing for just what
happened last Wednesday whew the First Lord and Senior Naval Lord
resigned. In our opinion their successors will be men of the extreme
ly aggressive type, and an elaborate campaign of naval activity will be
witnessed in a very few weeks. What will, or can, be done by Eng
land's navy in the face of Germany's under-sea opposition no man can
foretell. It is quite evident, however, that the English people insist
that something should be done, and quickly.
UP WAILUA RIVER
Twenty-seven members of the
Ou Club, Lihue, had a delightful
row up Wailua river Sunday after
noon, a picnic under the trees
above the rice fields and a moon
light return about 9 p. m. A big
rice scow was used for the excur
sion. The affair, which was a novelty,
was one of the most enjoyable of
the number attempted by the Ous
The following were in the party:
Mr. and Mrs. Purvis, Mr. and
Mrs. Broadbent. Mr. and Mrs.
Avery, Mr. and Mrs. Grote, Mrs.
Onimanney. Mrs. Burke, Misses
Mumford, Broadbent, (two) Jor
dan, Starkweather, Ommannev.
Mclntyre and Messrs. Morrow,
Vincent, Derby, Grote, Broadbent
(two), Moragne and others.
The wireless announced a few
days ago that the Hawaiian Can
neries Company (whose cannery
at Kapaa will begin work on
Thursday) had sold its entire out
put. The following from the Ho
nolulu Advertiser throws further
light upon the matter:
"What is understood to be a
highly satisfactory deal for the
local company has been made in
the transfer of the entire output of
the Hawaiian Canneries Company
to the Haserot Canneries Company
of Cleveland, Ohio. The Hawaii
an company owns pineapple lauds rr Hannestad has been admit
on Kauai, with a big new cannery ta t0 practice befor the Supreme
Our Unsightly Front Door
Some months ago there was quiet discussion of the practicability
of covering some of the more repulsive, barren, reddish hills around
Nawiliwili towards Lihue with flowering vines of some sort. There
was never any question regarding the desirability of the scheme; but
how to go about it and how to carry it out successfully were the prob
lems. The shacks and general appearance of wreck and ruin which greets
the eye upon landing at Nawiliwili are bad enough. Owing to property
rights and agreements, it will take time to remedy these evils we
have been given to understand; but there should surely be nothing in
the way of improving the appearance of the mauka hills.
We delight to have Kauai referred to as the "Garden Island",
and yet we give to the stranger, or visitor, to our shores the first im
pression of anything Ise. The impression conveyed is probably more
that of the approach to a desert than to a land of green fields and hills,
and flowered highways and valleys.
We have the flowering vines. The rainfall around Nawiliwili is
sufficient to cause them to spread from the hill-tops and fall gracefully
over the barren patches. The expense should not be large; and even if
it were it would be fully justified.
I ins is a proper subject tor the ladies of the Mokihana Club to
take up and agitate, and without much effort or trouble they should be
able to enlist general interest in the matter.
.uei us uoi uc iiiiiiimuiiu oi inese inings. .ature nas given us
much that is beautiful and inspiring, but has left work here and there
for us to do. These barren hills of Nawiliwili form a casein point. Can
we not take the matter up for serious consideration?
The Austrian submarine U-5, which sunk the French cruiser
Leon Gambetta in the Strait of Otranto on the night of April 26, was
designed and built by the Electric Boat Company, of 'New London,
Connecticut, being completed in 1910. It will probably now be in or
der for France to protest that the United Statef has been assisting the
The ke-ai'POIhtmf.nt of H. II. Brodie to succeed himself as
supervising principal ot the schools ot Kauai is a deserved tribute to
his efficiency and the satisfaction his services have given the Depart
Give rs the Nawiliwili breakwater, and the railroad from Kekaha
to Keaha will take care of itself. We know whereof we speak.
We take issue with the statement of a world character that "the
submarine warfare ot Germany is a menace to the ships of every neutral
nation of Europe. Switzerland hasn't lost a single ship yet.
Harry Thaw is suffering of rheumatism.
beter than a stretched neck.
However, even that is
kacai is losing anouier uuncn oi tier good teacners. ut course
no one begrudges them the advancement, but it jars the efficiency o
our school system nevertheless.
SELLS ITS OUTPUI
at Kapaa. The (irst pack will be
put up this vear and is estimated
at from 25,000 to 35,000 cases.
Canning operations will beguj
next week. The Haserot Company
will act as selling and distributing
agents. Mr. haserot after closing
the deal, left for the mainland in
the Wilhelmina last Wednesday.
I BRIDES LOSE 10
The baseball game at Eleele
Sunday afternoon between the Ma
kaweli and McBrvde teams was
the fastest and best thus far this
season, although there were raanv
errors. At the end of the ninth
innings the score was a tie, and it
took an extra innings to settle the
argument. Fome tight plaving by
the Mafcawclia and errors by the
Eleele slr.bsters, brought the form
er ahead and the game closed 15
to 12 in fivor of the Hawaiian
The day was fine, except for
being a little warm; and the crowd
was a very large one.
Makawelis complained somewhat
about the decisions of the umpire,
but those are matters upon which
disagreements are frequent. All
of the teams have lost a game ex
cept Lilmes. The only difference
in the Lihues' record is that they
have lost two games.
SITUATED IN EAST
The many friends of Attorney
S. E. Hannestad will doubtless
be much pleased to hear that he
has "landed" even belter than he
had anticipated in the east. When
he left Lihue, it was with the ex
pectation of being assigned to pro
fessional duties in Philadelphia.
In place of that he was taken di
rectly into the law department of
the State of Pennsylvania at Har-risburg.
Mr. Bayer To Coast
Carl Bayer, manager of Maka-
weli Store, left Saturday afternoon
for the fair at San Francisco. He
ws accompanied by Thomas Neal,
head carpenter of the plantation.
They will be away about two
months In the absence of Mr.
Bayer, M. J. Carvalho, of the
Camp 4 store, will have charge of
the Makaweli store, and lames K.
Burgess, of the Makaweli store,
will have charge of the Camp 4
Court in the United States.
The young man is a Mauite,
having been born in Makawao sec
tion. He practiced law in Lihue
all of last year, leaving here a few
weeks ago for Pennsylvania.
Festival At Koloa
The Portuguese of Koloa held a
Holy Ghost festival at the Catholic
church in that town Saturday
night and Sunday. Excellent mu
sc was supplied by the Waimea
orchestra. The features followed
the usual lines.
M. Fernandez was elected festi
val manager for the coming year
and the following directors were
chosen: M. J. Tevts, Lawrence
Clement, Frank Amorin, Louis
Medeiros. lr.. A. Medeiros aid
. .v, t . 'it .
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One moke complaint about the Nawiliwili light being out on a
dark nitjht and something unpleasant will hanpf-n.
Aa? " ' ' r iP"
GENERAL von IHXDKNBlvRG, whom Paris hears will head the
German army to be sent across Austria against Italy. Von Hinden-
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