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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1)16.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
The Great Naval Battle
. The facts concerning the naval battle off Jutland peninsula Den
mark which occurred last Wednesday night are coming in in sections
and it is difficult as vet to form definite ideas as to complete results.
It was undoubtedly a battle between the largest individual fleets of
the two countries, with the English fleet as the aggressor. In the
matter of tonnage and men the English loss was quite evidently larg
er than that of the German, although the former set up the claim
that in larger number of fighting units the loss of the latter was the
greater. When all the details are at hand if will probably be shown
that most of the destruction was wrought by submarines, present-day
small but effective terrors of the sea.
The Great Conventions
Tomorrow the great Republican convention will meet in Chicago.
It promises to be the most exciting political conclave held in many
years, and to the country at large the results appear still to be in
the air. Much will depend in the final summing up on what Justice
Hughes' and his friends do or attempt to do, There may be a
dead-lock between Hughes he and Roosevelt for the nomination.
Should' either man drop out, however, the fire-works would end right
there. Should there be a fight between Hughes and Roosevelt for
the nomination, there will probably be an effort to compromise on
the one for pr'sident and the other for vice-president. Whether
or not Hughes would stand for that is another matter.
; But a new development has entered into calculations in the past
few days. The general expectation had been that the Roosevelt boom
would expand notably as the days for the great convention approach
ed, lust the opposite seems to nave neen tne case, it tlie meager
wireless news is to be relied on. Roosevelt has drifted nearer a squabble
with some of his old friends, while Hughes appears to have gone en
steadily gaining in strengtn. .Mignt mignes not be preparing lor a
grand spurt to the finish line in the race?
We have a "hunch" that that is what will be tried.
Wilson will undoubtedly be the nominee of the Democrats a week
later probably by acclamation. This is thoroughly understood in
the Republican camp.
The possible appearance of Bryan in the field as the candidate of
the Prohibitionists would be a factor to be reckoned with. Brvan has
had a large following in the past, and probably still has. He would
undoubtedly draw votes of sympathizers from both the Republican
and Democratic ranks just how many or from which side the heaviest
being problematical. The point is that in a close contest between the
Republican and Democratic nominees for president, the Brvan wedge
might be the one to turn the trick for the successful candidate.
The center of interest in this convention period, however, f
Chicago. It is there that the question of whether we will have a new
president, or four yeais more of Wilson, will be settled. Thursday
ought to give us something definite on the matter.
United States As Peacemaker.
The disposition in Germany to doubt the sincerity of America's
neutrality in her proposed position as peacemaker is a strong indica
tion that the time for a satisfactory settlement of Europe's difficulties
is not yet at hand. In order to bring about a permanent, amicable
adjustment of Old World controversies as they at present appear,
there must be confidence at all hands in the court to which the mat
ters are to be referred. It is self-evident that the Teutonic allies
have not that confidence, so, from our viewpoint, it would seem like
a waste of lime to try it, if nothing worse.
Of course there is this ray of hope: It must be with feelings of
horror that the armies in the trenches contemplate the approach of
another winter, with its cold and suffering; to say nothing of the in
creasing poverty and anguish at home. It mav be that as the sum
mer slips by and thev are brought even nearer face to face with the
terrors of an unsympathetic and unfeeling Nture, there will be less
disposition to quibble and increasing inclination to accept the good
offices of a peacemaker, from wheresoever he may come.
"Blessed are the peacemakers," sayeth the Scriptures. It is left
to us to assume, however, that the belligerents rant peace, otherwise
the saying might rsasonably be changed to read: "To the hospital
with the peacemakers." We are finding it so in Mexico today. On
an errand of clear-cut humanity and peace down there we are on the
verge of being jumped upon by both sides of that bushwhacking re
bellion. Every enlightened man. with a conscience, wishes to see peace
in Europe, but it is difficult to see how it can be brought about until
such time as Europe herself is reaily for it; and while the effort of the
United States is to be commended by the whole world we have our
doubts that much can be accomplished at this time.
We don't blame Duke Kahanaiuoku a Particle for striking out
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as a professional. He hr.s developed, presumably ry vears oi iuru
work, certain talents, for the exploitation of whi-h he is offered $250
a week. Let him grasp his opportunity and earn something for the
period of old age. With such an opportunity he would be foolish to
remain in the amateur class.
The intekhst of Hawaii in the strike of stevedores at San Fran
cisco consists of a fear that it may delay legitimate shipments from
Honolulu to the refineries on the mainland. This was undoubtedly
the basis of the report coming from the coast that the Hawaiian plant
ers were in sympathy with the strikers.
BE IN HONOLULU
Quite a number of changes have been made in the school force of
Kauai for the coming ear. A large majority have met with approba
tion, apparently, at the hands of the public, but it would seem that
'some have not. In fact, as near as we can ascertain, feeling over a few
shifts made by the department is rather strong. It is as proper for
the public to object as to approve in such matters, the public
knows what it is doina and what it wants. Nothing is to be gained,
however, by impetuosity or by words or acts which may add ill-feeling
to ill-feeling Calmness, which optus the way to clear judgment
and wise action, is the proper antidote.
The Iao valley flood on Maui has resulted in the creation of u
permanent fund of $5,000 at Wailuku for emergency use in ev:nt of
disaster ot any large consequvuee on ttiat island. 1 lie idea is an ex-'
cellent one and might well be adopted also by Kauai. We are liaMe'
to floods in our valleys, destructive fins in our towns or other disas-1
ters which might leave numbers of people in need of immediate as- I
sistance. It would then be that such a fund would come in handv. '
Thbrk was talk sometime ago of putting up sign-boards at the
junctions of roads on the island, for the convenience not only ot
strangers but of many of our own people. Nothing came of it. We
would very much like to have this mattei taken up seriously again
and the boards supplied. The expense would not be very large, and
the convenience to be afforded the public would far outweigh the
Tin? t ,vinvr. 1 n f- tvppk of :i vprv hirers ;1iinmfnt i
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Seattle from Russia may mean a considerable increase in beet sowings
in the United States next year, and is therefore of much interest to
these Islands. Of course the market would not be affected by any sur
plus yield from this particular source under a year and a half. In the
meanwhile "We should worry."
Kauai pf.opi.k should respond heartily to Honolulu's invitation
to enjov the program arranged for the days around une 11. There
will be a good time for everybody and the steamers leaving here at
the weekend should be filled with Garden Islanders.
Wi! iioi'i- there will be a packed house at Lihue Social hall Sat
in day evening for the entertainment by pupils of the Kauai High
school. The object is a worthy one and everv person attending is
sure to enjoy the play to be put on.
THAYER PIANO CO. Ltd.
STEINWAY & SONS
Other Pianos and Player Pianos
You can easily afford a piano or player piano, for you
may purchase on our convenient monthly payments.
We will take your old piano in exchange as part payment.
Piano tuning and repairing. Phono Fairview Hotel.
Second hand piano in good condition 80 SI" down
and 8") per month.
E. G. HALLMAN
from Thayer Piano Co.
It's the uniform unva
rying heat of a good oil
stove, and the perfect
control, that keeps the i
juices n that pre
serves the savory lg
goodness of the meat
and gives that even
brownness all over.
a cleaner, cooler
kitchen, and lets
All th convenience of
gas. Cook i everything
any wood or coal range
will cook, but keeps
itaur kitchen cool.
The long blue chim
neys do away with all
amoke and smell. In 1,
2, 3 and 4-burner sizes,
ovens separate. Also
cabinet models with
Fireless Cooking Ov
ens. Ask your dealer
SEND YOUR BROKEN LENSES
We Repair Them
ILL S DOUGHERTY
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
A COMEDY OF CHILD LIFE IN FOUR PARTS
Presented Py Tlie Student! of Kauai High School
Cast of .".0 Players.
Full of Interesting Situations
Including a Spectacular Fairy Scone With Special Light
and Color Effects and Settings.
Specially Prepared Scenery From Honolulu
EXCELLEET MUSICTHE BRIGHT SCHOOL SONGS
You all enjoy
Don't Miss This! Remember the Date
SATURDAY JUNE 10th
Get Your Tickets at Lihue Store or from Students.
C. W. SPITZ, Prop.
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