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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1516.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
The Governor's Visit
regard to Mexico and quits liktlv in regard to the treatment of belig-
Rerents in the European war; ntid the vote should re a tair ict.i oi
what the people think our foreiRii polic) should be.
Wh Rkati snmrtclicrc 5n an eastern oarer, that "Vice-President
Marshall at 62 is a young man still." Rifilit there is one (treat puzzle
of oiir times. You would think that a man of 62 would be fully and
solidly matured, but it appears that nowadays such is not always the
cas'; and the paper referred to cites the Vice President of our great
country as a notable example. We have men in Hawaii of whom it
may be said at 62 is a younR man still;" but we had rattier expecieu
more of officials in high places.
An editorial on the above subject was knocked into ni last nigh
by the dtcision of the Governor not to leave us this afternoon but to
remain over until Saturday and, to use his own words "Get this thing
We had said a good deal about the indefiniteness. or incomplete
ness, of results thus far achieved and prognosticated more or less on
what future results might be. The decision of the Governor to stav
over, however, and settle matters once and for all alters", to our great
satisfaction, the whole situation, and renders further comment un
necessary until the Governor has had his full and final swing at the
Kukuiolono Park Road
The petition presented to the Board of Supervisors last Wednes
day against the macadamizing of a few hundred feet of road to con
nect beautiful Kukuiolono park with the outside world in all sorts of
weather was, to our mind, ill advised and wis probably not given
very careful or serious thought by many of the excellent people who
appeared to support it.
Kukuiolono park has become one of the most beautiful and, in a
way, remarkable artificial attractions of the Territory (not Kauai
alone). There is nothing exactly like it in these Islands and were it
near Honolulu, for instance, it is doubtful that Moanalua park would
enlist so much interest and attract so many visitors. Kukuiolono has
been created from the private purse of a man who has done much to
The one and only draw-back to Kukuiolono has been and is the
condition of the short road between it and the public highway. The
park is servicable at all times, but on account of the road it is render
ed inaccessable during the rainy season of the year. The importance
of macadamizing this short stretch had been discussed for a verv
lone time all the pros and cons having been repeatedly brought out.
and the supervisors finally decided that they would yield to the pub
lic demand and put in the road during this summer, so that travel to
and from Kukuiolono park would not be stopped again next winter
Then came the protest, variously signed, against the Kukuiolono
park road and urging that the road to the Barking Sands be built
first. When it was first learned that this petition was being passed
around for signatures, we understand that the creator of Kukuiolono
park went personally to members of the Board of Supervisors and re
quested that work on the park road stop at once. Conditions causing
1 , 1. I 1 - .1 c . . . . .
sucu a step uiu!i uc ickuiucu as unioriunaie. Acting upon tins re
quest, the Board of Supervisors did order the work stopped and it is
now indefinitely held up.
What is the net result of all this? The Barking Sands road will
not be built one day nor one second sooner than would have been the
case had the work on kukuiolono park road gone ahead. (2) A road
to Kukuiolono park, one of Kauai's greatest attractionfnatural or arti-
fiiaDis set over to the distant future,
We are thoroughly in accord with the policy of completing the
belt road trom wainina to tne Barking tsands, leaving side-roads to
be taken up later. By side-roads, however, we had never included
the few hundred feet of road necessary to connect up with the belt
road Kauai's greatest, all-the-year-round attraction Kukuiolono
park, and particularly when macadamizing this road would not delay
work on the Barking Sands or any other section of the belt road at all.
The work on the belt road, so called, is proceeding as rapidlv as
possible from Kilauea toward Kealia and, as we understand the mat
ter, will, when the old macadam is reached, jump over to Kekaha.
The Barking Sands road is a huge proposition. It will take all of the
road money, and probably more too, for an entire year, so that in
tackling so large a proposition, petty jobs like Kukuiolono park road,
etc., would make little dinerence.
A Test For The Army
The United States army is being subjected to a test in Mexico which
will bring its defects clearly to view and will also, we hope, point the
way to more complete ethcuncy for our regular fighting force. Eauio
mentand fighting conditions have undergone very great changes since
the Spanish war, and really our men have had ro test of their fitness
for modern military duty.
Not in a spirit of fault-finding, be it said, we were just thinking
of the eight aeroplanes that started from Columbus at the beginning
of the march into Mexico. Under ideal weather conditions and with
only 110 miles to go what happened? Two of the eight planes came
to grief and the third was damaged while alighting at Casas Grandes.
This flight was a mere trifle compared with flights being dailv made
in Europe without accident of any sort. Right then and there, at the
start, was uncovered the fact that our aeroplanes service is inefficient
and the detour of the army into Mexico, which has brought the fact
to light, will probably result in putting this sub-arm of the seivice in
It was practically certain from the start that the field telegraph
would be cut shortly after the army began its invasion, so that wire
less apparatus was taken along, in charge of experts, which could be
quickly established at various vantages. But for some reason which
has never been clearly explained, the wireless also stopped working
and for several days the invading army was not heard from at all.
There was inefficiency somewhere inefficiency which could not be
tolerated for a moment in time of real war.
Another thing: Pershing's annv was specially outfitted for con
ditions in Mexico, yet the shoes provided tor the infantrymen were
found to be wholly unsuited for the sand wastes of the Mexican deserts
and the men suffered greatly before a change could be made. Here
was a blunder of a department of the army establishment which should
have known better.
The invasion will if it does nothing more give the army a
chance to try out its equipment (and try itself out), and for that rea
son should prove of verv great value.
Roosevelt Whether 0 No
As the time for the great Republican convention in Chicago draws
near it becomes more and more evident that the dominating figure in
that gathering will be Theodore Roosevelt. Inch by inch and district
by district Roosevelt has closed in on the situation in the past few
months, so that he now appears almost alone on the stage. The booms
for Burton, Cumniings, Fairbanks. Sherman and a long list of others
have gone a-glimmering. Mr. Root and Judge Hughes are of stuff
that would have been harder to account for in the convention, but the
latter has eliminated himself and the advanced age of the former
probably lets that very excellent gentleman out. Mr Mann was spok
en of earlier in the campaign, but the friends of that prospective can
didate have not thought enough of the matter to keep his name before
Thus the situation narrows itself down to Roosevelt or, rather,
in some way, Roosevelt invariably edges in ahead of any other name
that may be up for consideration. Of course this is undoubtedly dis
tasteful to party leaders who came i:i for the fire of Roosevelt as the
Progressive Party leader onlv four years ago; but the condition of
things is now such that thev cannot get awnv from it. and thev will
doubtless be obliged to swallow Roosevelt whether they like it not.
Roosevelt and Wilson would probably represent the extremes in
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HONOLULU. T. H.,-
December 1, 1910.
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