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'THE GARDEN ISLAND.TUESDAY. AUG. 5,' 1919
The following pimsi-ngers ar
rived by the Kinan Ibis morning:
L. II. Ileiiionway, Miss !. lloinen
way. Miss Mclntyre, W. .1. Me
Neil, Mrs. McNeil, Miss P,. Judd,
Miss K. Wright, Miss P. Lawrence
Miss Woodford, Miss Kowell, Mrs
Doane, Miss Whittington, Mrs. A.
G. M. Robertson, Miss. E. Moore,
M. Rasther, W. II. Wright, MisH
M. Mende, Miss G. Gurry, II. W.
llesinnan, II. Rohrig, O. K. Olsen,
Mrs. Olsen, Miss Olsen, Master
Olsen, 1). Lyons, Mrs. 1). Lyons,
.1. Lyman, II. Christie, C. Kilpat
ruk, A. Holt, I). Highland, Mrs.
Rurns, Miss Preitas, Miss Horge.
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Among the Islands .
to the Northwest
Henry Hantos, honorably dis
charged recently from the naval
wrvice, tell an interesting tory
of a trip in the auxiliary wliooner
"HerineH" to the ilanlH to 'the
north west, an far an Midway and
Ocean Island, a one-way distance
of some l.'lOO miles, which took a
bout a month for the return trip.
Mysterious Glass Hulls
One of the particular interest
ing features of the trip was the
(hiding on the beach at Layson, a
number of hollow glass balls from
the size of an orange up to that of
a coconut. They are just about
the color of sea water in which
they float just awash. They were
at first very much puzzled to ac
count for them. Naturally they
didn't grow on the reefs as a sea
product, nor on the sandy shores
as a market garden vegetable.
They had evidently drifted ashore
from somewhere but where and
The probable explanation was
finally suggested by one of the
party, who knew something about
these matters. They were floats
for tins of opium. By means of a
cord-network, a tin of opium of
suitable size, was hung from the
glass bulb, like the car of a baloon.
The bulb was gauged to just carry
the weight of the tin, and to float
very low in the water.
Presumably they were thrown
over, at a pre-arranged place, by
a passing Rteainer from the Orient,
and then picked up by a Japanese
ed up .Anttoetaoin etaoilu JPao
sampan. Detaching the tin of op
ium, they evidently threw away
the glass bulb. To confirm this
plausible theory they found one
bulb which still retained the cord
Layson Island is fairly riddled
and eaten up by swarms of rab
tx. Being a low island, and
short of vegetation anyway, the
hordes of rabbits do not tend to
improve the condition of things
there. Just how they got there
they did not learn. The Hermes
party did their best to reduce the
number of these rabbits. They
were there three days and had
rabbit for every meal. Needless
to say, however, they did not di
minish the stock appreciably. The
rabbits, however, are not in it
with the birds, big, brawny, in
dependent fellows, that aren't a
fraid of anything or anybody, and
who defy you to put them off their
JHihj of Lay sail
Formerly a good deal of bird-
deposit guano was shipped from
this island to Honolulu, and Max
Schlemnier, formerly of Kauai,
was in charge, and was known as
the "King of Laysan." Evidences
of the business are still to be seen.
Mid tray Population
Midway is the only island of the
whole lot with a permanent popu
lation. There were some forty
employes there connected with
the .cable station, including one
woman, the wife of the superin
tendent. They get their mail four
finies a year. Just imagine them
siting down to three month's sup
ply of our modern dailies. Prob-
hbly, however, they get more time
to read than we do. Of course
they have daily wireless commu
nication with the out side world,
and so get the most vital world
news fresh from the reel. The
social dissipations must be limit
ed and moderate. However, they
have a lawn tennis court, and
a golf course. The most strik
ingly evident thing that you
see long before you get there
is two big tanks into which the
brackish water of shallow wells
is pumped. This water is suitable
only for washing and sanitary
purposes not for drinking. Eor
that purpose all the water must
be brought from Honolulu.
Almost all of these islands are
low coral reefs, only a few feet a
bove sea level. Mostly they are
small a mile or so in diameter
with a fringe of reef about them,
and u sea-water lagoon in the
center. About the only thing that
grows in the way of shrubbery is
what is known here as "Naupaka,"
a low straggling bush with waxy
One of the few exceptions to the
low, sea level character of these
islands, is the central rock of
French Frigate Shoals. This rock
which is some 75 or H) feet high,
I looms up in the distance like a
I ship at sea whence the uame,
"French Frigate." It is surround
ed by miles and miles of shoals
and reefs, and tumbling surf, the
certain grave of the unwary and
incautious seaman. Many an un
fortunate vessel has stumbled into
this maze of reefs and shoals and
hidden dangers unawares, and
paid the price of carelessness in
A Darin; Seaman
' One seaman tells the tale of
how he threaded his way through
a hundred miles of them, seeing
the bottom close under them all
the way, and fearing instant de
struction every minute, yet he fi
nally emerged in deep blue ocean
once again ami was safe. But
such good luck can't be expected
Accordingly the wise mariner
gives all these reefs and shoals,
and low-lying islands a wide
Fish and Turtle
The two things that abound
everywhere in all this 'trip are
birds and fish. As the former are
all sea-birds they aren't palatable
for food. But the fish are fine and
almost always available.
The best thing in this line that
they got was turtle. They had a
Filipino boy for cook, and when
lie saw the turtle he knew just
where he was. "Me too much
savy! Too much good!" And he
certainly did savy! He fixed that
turtle up into half a down deli
cate dishes, each one bet ter .than
Litiii) I'ante Sam in ns
It is surprising how often the
mariner in those distant seas run
iicrostf power sampans, evidently
hound for nowhere, and on no par
ticular business. Generally they
are exceedingly non-coniinital, in
a stupid, no-savey, kind of way, as
though they had dropped from the
moon and were trying to get back
there again, and "would you
please give them the sailing dir
ictions and let them go on."
These sampans are fine sea
boats, with a big sea range and a
lot of power. One that they ran
across, some llMMt miles out from
Honolulu, claimed to have made
the distance in four days. To de
pend on a gasoline engine, and a
limited supply of gasoline, 1200
miles away from home calls for a
lot of "nerve!"
Detroit has been conducting a
safety first campaign. Last year
Detroit had over ."IM0 street acci
dents and 1!I2 deaths. That seem
ed to In1 too many and the cam
paign is the result of it.
Detroit, as evcrv one knows, is
a preniinently automobile city.
The motor car has made It what it
is. and so it can't afford to be too
hard on the automobile. An ac
curate count was kept of the autos
which passed the intersection of
Michigan and Woodward avenues,
between 7 a. m. and 7 i. m.. June
10. The number was 27,!is:. No
wonder they have accidents !
All kinds of publicity stunts
were used in llie campaign. The
newspapers, churches, four minute
speakers, moving piclurcs, posters,
talks to school children, etc.
It was all effective, as results
vhow. The first month of the cam
paign showed 1S7 accidents as
Against :!."2 of the month before,
and eleven deaths, as against 21.
And this great improvement was
made in spite of a street railway
strike which tied up the street car
service for live days and involved
all kinds of makeshift jitney ser
vice, by all kinds of junk cars, and
all kinds of green drivers.
The campaign has been a revela
tion of what can be done by intel
ligent care, and this discovery will
have a permanent effect.
It would perhaps be well for us
to open up a safety first campaign
once in a while. Like Detroit, we
have a good many more accidents
than we ought to have. Perhaps
like Detroit, we could cut them
down bv half.
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Telephone 494 Nawiliwili.
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