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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1916.
No man's juiHiMi'NT about the safety of Nuuanu dam is worth a
shriveled fig. Anyhow , the question is not properlv up for argument.
The reservoir behind the dam is the sore point. A large reservoir
should never have been built in Nuuanu valley and should be done
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away with as quickly as possible, Numerous small reservoirs nugm
. t . - 1 - r 1 . . - is
Luther Dermont Timmons
serve me purpose aim prove saic; mu any large reservoir inujc.i.
absolutely necessary, should be located at the Koolau side 0 the Pali,
me water dcuir pipea tnrougn irom mere to nonomiu.
The June 11 Program
attl as we understand the matter the idea behind the program to be
ie stn on at Honolulu Jure 10-12 is 1.0 revive in a measure the past
s toory ot Kamehameha Day.
e th There are doubtless those among us who feel that we have enough
jawlidas as it is. But as a matter of iact, have we? Do we give
tough time to fairs and programs that are essentially for the amuse
'ent and entertainment of the public ? Perhaps we do not, and if
:xhie did we would add much to our own pleasure in living and en
ruitmce the enjoyment experieucad by the visitor to our shores,
ind If e are correctly informed, there is nothing in this move to re
tj10Sive the sports and festivities of the former "June 11" that would
etract from the February carnival which has been so successfully
cvetuilt up at Honolulu. If such there was we would hesitate with our
tne okua; but we can plainlv see that there is room and occasion and
bt "pportumty for both.
ers All old residents will remember the time distinctly when "'June
wj l", as it was called, was the greatest holiday occasion o f the
. ear. At Honolulu it was given over largely to horse racing the
111 iport of Kings; which throngs of people from the islands attended
nd enjoyed. It was the experience of years that the weather at that
is tieriod was ideal for outdoor sports, and favorable circumstances
22-ienerally seemed to surround the day.
a p. Restore "June 11" ? Why, surely. Formally decades it has
een the one distinctly Hawaiian holiday, and we want to see its just
lnrir t plnrtifrl In if.
exh ye 10pe tliat Kauai people will bear in mind this effort to re
conuscitate the interest that formerly clung to Kamehameha Day, and
thevill jam to the limit the two excursion steamers that will leave our
bit'orts for the June 10-12 program in the city.
Larger Hotel Needed
w If there ever was a place in need of larger hotel accommodations,
stcthat place is Waimea, Kauai, Territory of Hawaii,
ex There is a very excellent little hotel there now. It is so good, in
te.fact, that it is full of boarders all the time and there is on an average
llaroom for only six transients Every steamer "swamps" the hotel,
and even over-Sundav callers from other Kauai towns start Manager
"Dick" Oliver oil around the place in search of bunks at private
houses for his overflow of customers.
sal Only a few mornings ago several passengers landed at Nawili
ceswili and went overland to Waimea. Arriving there at about 4 o'clock
exin the morning, tired and wanting good, soft beds most of all else in
orjthis world, they found the place already filled to its capacity. There
wasn't a room nor a bed nor a cot nor even a sofa to be had for love
nor money. Manager Oliver fished up some mattresses from some
firwhere and finally accommodated his tired guests on the floor ef the
'verandah, with its dampness, cold morning air and mosquitoes.
Ki! This is a serious matter and something should be done to remedy
at. It is giving Kauai almost as black an eye as the nickel-iu-the-slot
scheme of the local telephone company. Waimea should have a new
and greatly enlarged hotel, and ic cannot comt too soon.
The Waste Of Homesteads
One of the ever present problems 111 Hawaii is that surrounding
huthe ultimate disposal of the government lands lands belonging to all
sethe people. Year after year these lauds have dwindled. Until a few
years ago most of the land taken up by homesteaders quickly passed
zsinto the hands of one of the sugar plantations, if the land was cane
aJand, and under present conditions only cane land is of any perma
b:nent agricultural value outside ot the Kona district. Recently a law
tlhas been placed in the Orgautic Act which prohibits the sale of any
s! homestead land to anyone already holding more than eighty acres of
tjland. Ytt this clause has not prevented certain men on the island of
Oahu from securing many valuable tracts of land, nor others from ac
quiring land which they desire and are willing to pay for.
v There art a number of thinking men in the Territory who believe
li that it might be better for the Territory to hold the land it has now,
a except in special cases where there is a good chance for small farm-
a ing to be made a success, and lease this land to the sugar plantations
at such a price that it will bring into the. treasury of the Tenitorv a
'continuous revenue, which could be spent upon permanent public im
1 provements. In this way all the people would derive some benefit
from these lands.
I' At the present there seems little opportunity for the small farmer
I to make more than a living, even if he be able to keep out of debt
I There are already a considerable number of homestead farms growing
fine crops ot weeds on tins island. It is a wnste of land, a waste of
revenue and a waste of effort to open more homesteads without some
guarantee that thev will be actually farmed successfullv by the farmers
themselves. This renting to sug;ir plantations, which do all the
work, is not homesteading. Hilo 'lribune.
Thk i-oukth I.nkaxtky can undoubtedly be depended upon to make
a great day of July Fourth 111 Liluie. It seems to us, however, that
military features and sports will leave a notable blank 111 the program.
Without the reading of the Declaration of Independence, the singing
of a few national liymns and one good, patriotic address it will not
seem fully up to the mark of a Fourth of July celebration. It seems
to us that the day should be given all the frills that properlv belong
Thk Honolulu pai'Kks are publishing more or less boastfully
tables indicating the very large dividends which may be paid bv the
plantations this year. We question the wisdon of this, coming as it
does on the heels of a campaign for tariff in order that the sugar busi
ness might exist at all. Dividends to be paid this year will come as
the direct result of the war, a cause which is temporary at best; and
to our mind the least said about them 111 the public prints the better
T rrt fACIJMIfVT TlniV ('Inillltt tllflt U'ilC ioLlntin n.lww. 1.. ,.1. ..-.. 1
arms into Ireland with which to start a revolution. Napoleon, we
assume, had a streak of the same thing when he started out to kill a
few of his country's neighbors. .
Ik THK kkport be true that Hughes will not accept the nomina
tion unless given the unanimous endorsement of the convention,
Roosevelt is already practically nominated as the Republican standard
bearer in the coming election.
The Battalion parades and inspections planned by Colonel
Broadbent will give the Kauai public u chance to witness maneuvers
by larger bodies of our citizen soldiery. This is a step toward the
regimental review which will take place Inly Fourth,
Ford Cars are reputed to be able to stand some pretty tough
roads, but it is no joke to sav that Henry For.l will find the road of
politics impossible going.
The Fourth infantry will require a United States flag and
regimental colors. This is a tip for the ladies of Kauai.
It would AITRAR that the Root boom has climbed the tree and
fizzled out at the top.
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