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THK GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY. DECEMBER 26, 1916
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
The New Year
Christina! has just passed into history and before our next issue
New Year's Day will lie a period of time for memory rather than for an
ticipation. The year IDlll was good to us; it vs good to the rich and
the poor; to those who plan mid to those who bring plans to their proper
fruition; to those who think and to those who rely upon others to think
for them. To realize with due force our t;ood fort une during the year
we have hut to rctlect momentarily ujhii conditions elsewhere theclueis
in Europe, the perturhed condition aloiiR the Mexican horder and the
uncertainty of ail'airs in the Orient. We have been singularly for
tunate and may he reasonably pardoned for looking back upon the
receding shadows of the passjng year with feelings of genuine regret.
The average American npj loaches 1!17 with unpleasant apprehen
sions. Very grave international responsibilities are ahead of us, ami it
: will call for a master mind and a master hand to steer us clear of the
self-evident breakers. However, there is reason to hope that our great
country will rind away around the impending dillicultics.
But let us forget all that for the moment. It is a bridge we have
not yet reached, and may never have to cross. We are immediately
concerned in Kauai affairs; in our own future and the prosperity and
happiness of those about us. Let us plan for better tilings for ourselves
iu 1917, for better things for everybody else with whom we come in con
tact, and for a better Kauai. In that way we may continue to enjoy in
the new year the blessings which have been ours for the past twelve
Garden Island's Christmas
Stockholders of Thk Garden Island received checks at the weekend
representing a dividend of ten per cent on their investments, respective
ly, in this company. In a letter accompanying the checks Manager
Hopper announced a lower rate of profit for the year, on account of ti e
advance in the price of paper, but in view of the increased volume of busi
ness the net balance to the good is larger than at the close of December,
1915. The success of the year has been due to aggressive management, plus
reasonable economy; and the staunch support of stockholders and friends.
The former will be continued in 1!17, and if the support of the past is
maintained, the next twelve months should also show satisfactory results.
The Need Of A Breakwater
At the end of last week Kauai had another most forceful reminder
of the need of a breakwater and safe harbor at Nawiliwili. On Kridav
the Kinau came in from the Waimea side. Something like a hundred
passengers, the Christinas mail for Honolulu and numerous packages
were waiting on the wharf. Sea conditions were such that the steamer's
ltoats could not reach the shore. An effort was made to put into Ahu
kini and there pick up the passengers and mail, but even that wits found
impracticable, so the steamer pulled out for Honolulu, leaving every
Saturday afternoon the steamer Mikahala appeared off port ami at
tempted to take on mail and passengers. The first trial was with a boat
load of baggage for nassengers. The boat, was swamped when about half
way out ami a great deal of valuable personal property is still at the bot
tom of the hay. The steamer then pirlled off ami went to Koloa, which
happened to be somewhat sheltered from the prevailing high seas, and
there took on passengers and mail.
Incidents of this sort bring to our attention the absolutely nitollera
ble conditions under which we are trying to work, and the necessity of a
breakwater and safe harlior at Nawiliwili. Wo simply must have better
facilities. Every resident of Kauai having a friend in Congress should
write a letter to that friend this week urging hini to support the bill in
troduced by Kuhio on December 1 1 for the Nawiliwili breakwater and
harbor; and if the appropriation fails this time we should, perhaps,
bond th ecounty and put through some sort of a harbor plan of our own
Rivenburgh And Waimea Canyon
When Land Commissioner Rivenburgh characterizes the proposed
summer camp idea in Waimea canyon as a valueless luxury be simply
discloses the fact that he has not absorbed the merits of the proportion.
The commissioner visited the Kokee neigh Imrhood in winterand encoun
tered the very worst conditions we have in the twelve 'month-. Had he the
advantage of a stay in the same neighborhood in August, for instance,
the force of the argument in favor of a camp site there would undoubted
ly have impressed itself. In reaching any conclusions it seems to us that
the commissioner should have considered the opinions of the Governor
and Mr. Larrison, both of whom have gone into the subject with more
or less thoroughness; tosay nothing of the opinion of the responsible men
of this island who are familiar with all the facts.
There is nothing selfish about this desire for a summer camp site at
and near Kokee. Every summer dozens of Honolulu people gooverlhere,
lieing taken care of by friends. What we are driving at is not only to
establish a summer park for Kauai people, but suitable and comfortable
accommodations for our friends from llonohihi, the other islands and
even the coast. There is no money to be made out of it, and we do not
believe there is a person on this island who cares a tinker's rip about
making anytning out of it. It is purely and simply a ease of utilizing a
few acres of waste, mountain land (good for absolutely nothing else) for
fresh, cool air purposes iu summer.
For summer camp purposes the government will be able to realize
something on these mountainous plateaus. Any man would be the veri
est fool to acquire the property for anything else.
Is ins kki'out to Congress on tiie Hawaiian Islands the Secretary of
the Interior has certainly gone into minute details. Among a whole
lot of other tilings he says: 'The Territory employs "Jti physicians, win
have collectively visited 1 1 ,2S: homes, received ll.O'Jd oflice calls, tillr
1 ,22.1 prescriptions, examined (exclusive of Honolulu) K;,(i2S school
children, vaccinated ;5,oS7, performed Mi post mortcms and travelled
2!,4(i() miles at an expense of 821,"2.1". All of thatuiiay be perfect
ly true, except the l(i cents iu the expense item. The Secretary of the
Interior probably is not aware that we do not 'calculate in figures less
than a nickel in Hawaii.
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