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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, JULY 11, 1316.
Tin: kixhnt visit of Govern r Pinkham to this island proved
to be ,i ht.ipv e-vjiit. Many peopl c.ime to know the chief executive
ot the Territory better, and he undoubtedly now has a clearer know
ledge of Kauai folk, their ideas and ambitions,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Independence Day Celebration
K.uui s first military Fourth of July celebration was a far greater
-ss than had been hoped for by even its most enthusiastic spoil
The crowd taking part in it was probably the largest ever as-
-! together on this island, made up of all nationalities; and
. seemed to be general satisfaction at every hand with the all-day
The first impression of the observer probably had to do with the
iu ving made by the National Guard. Not until the full regiment
.,s 'nuiight together in Lihue park did many people realize what a
r;;e and efficient military establishment had been created on this
lan 1. A splendid appearing, and doubtless capable, fighting force
.l sprung into existence in a few months. In companies divided
etwee:i a number of towns, the showing had not been so formidable,
it when assembled as a regiment the force appeared in a new and
inch more important light.
The athletic features brought cut the fact that the regiment is
ireade doing wonders in developing the physical qualities of the
ouiiK men on the island. No world's records were broken, but the
lumber of entries and the enthusiasm shown indicated remarkable
Icvelopnicnt in this important line in a verv short time. These
vent brought home to the observer a second important reason for
ndorsing the Guard and the work it has undertaken.
Tne literary features of the day were excellent and much enjoy
d. while the ball in the evening brought the day to a pleasing,
As a whole, the celebration, while being a record-breaker for
his island, would have done credit to larger communities, and doubt
jss laid the foundation for even more pretentious efforts next rear.
Thk KNca.mi'.mknt being arranged for the Bov Splits at Palihale
ne$t month will be a good thing and should be sitppoi ted. Besides a
healthful and pleasant outing, it will afford excellent training lor the
A New Era In Warfare
The safe arrival at Baltimore on Sunday of the German under
cater freighter and passenger craft Deuchland, carrying ten passengers
and a cargo of chemicals valued at twenty millions of dollars, is one
of the most important happenings of the war, for the reason that it
demonstrates the ineffectiveness of the blockade as now carried on by
the Allies and sets at naught the present plan for shutting off the
commerce of Germany.
The Deuchland is one of five vessels ot identical type rushed into
existence in the past few months by Germany to meet the present
situation of blockade in the North Sea. For her trip to America she
was loaded and despatched with secrecy, but after she left Germany
and had had time to clear the war zone announcements in regard to
her mission were made by the German government. She is a vessel
45'! feet long, has a speed of 14 to 18 knots and besides her crew
brought to Baltimore ten pessengers. Each pessenger paid $5,000
for his ticket and assumed his own risk. The vessel took all of the
accumulated German mail destined for America and, presumably , this
side of the world. Her twenty million dollars cargo includes 750
tons of dves, which will supply a great need in the United States and
will undoubtedly make a big hit" with the American people. The
Deuchland will sail (or dive) from Baltimore with a cargo of such
supplies as Ginnany stands nint in need of-probably including
money and the mails.
It does not take a military strategist to discipher the importance
of this exploit of the Deuchland Something will have to be invent
ed to meet the new situation if blockades are to be attempted in
future, for surely the underwater passenger and freight boat nulli
fies the best plans at present in existence. It is only a question of
time when enterprising Amtican shipper will be sending cargoes
under water to Germany, and passengers will be going under the sea
to and from besieged countries at will. A new era in warfare has
Undoubtedly attempts will be made to prevent the escape of the
Deuchland fiom Haiti mure. England has a big fleet off New York,
but it is hard to see what can be done.
A TiioKorcm.Y ridiculous story appeared in one of the Hono
lulu u .w -papers hist Wednesday to the effect that a near riot was
started bv Japanese at Lihi'e park on the Fourth during the address
of Rt- . C. D. Milliken. The yarn is an absolute and, to all appear
anees, intentional frame-up, the purpose evidently being to make
something sensational out of a very prettv and entirely orderly sec
tion of the day's proceedings. A statement in the story to the
eff-.-ct tli.it "Japanese in the Guard taking part in the celebration of
the i 'v," etc., is a fair sample of misstatements in the article. The
efforts of Honolulu newspapers to cr ate feeling and distrust between
citizens and Japanese iu Hawaii has been a matter of deep concern to
the ou'.er islands tor sometime: and Kauai, at least, would be thank
ful :f the ill-advised campaign be confined to Oahu in future. There
exists on this island only the best of und rstanding and cordiality of
relations between the Japanese and other races, and we do not care
t have that satisfactory status quo disturbed by outside, pernicious
interference and misrepresentation.
Till', trkaty entered into a few days ago between Japan and Rus
sia ma easily prove the first steo toward a great war to follow close
ly upon the heels of the present one in Europe, with England and
France opposed to Russia and Japan and (strange as it may now ap
pear) Germany an ally of the first two. The ambitions of Japan in
the Orient are well understood. They are at variance with the in
terests of Europe and America, and unless, indeed, Europe and Ameri
ca are to retire from the Orient altogether, which is inconceivable,
there must come a time of serious reckoning. Russia and Japan are
so placed in the Oriental situation that team work between them
would naturally suggest itself, but the scheme of land-grabbing in
the Far East, which is undoubtedly at the bottom of the new treaty,
is fraught with indications of the most serious consequences,
Tin: euNi tni-NCi; of the President of the United States in the
assurances of First Chief Carranza, of Mexico, that the brigands of
the southern republic will about face and be good is one of the most
remaikable incidents of the day. Similar assurances have been vouch
safed bv predecessors of Carranza for the past fifteen years and to
wli it purpose? The acceptance iy America of such promises in the
pa-t h is been like oil upon the fires of outlawry, and we have nothing
better to hope f r in the present instance. President Wilson is a gul
lible individual indeed if he thinks he has settled any part of the
Mexican problem by the acceptance of 'assurances" from Carranza.
He his merely issued a license for further Mexican outrages in the
T;u: lion's siiaki- of the credit for the successful staging of last
Tir.-sd iv's program in Lihue park, and quite all of the athletic sec
t i i i thereof, must be given to Captain F. C. Morrow, athletic officer
of M: Fourth Infantry. The situation called for efficiency, activity
to th- limit and an unusnal amount of paiience; and in all these par
ticul srs Captain Morrow scored cue hundred per. cent. Much credit
is als- du the lieutenants of the athletic officer in the work. Theii
as- st..:i e h id much to do iu rounding out the plans of the officer in
Tin-: Jatam-si-: clement in the National Guard on Kauai consists
largely of n verv efficient and gentlemanly member of the Fourth In
Now I.KT PS have so.ne baseball.
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