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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1916
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Princess Kawananakoa Ad
dresses Navy Department
On the Subject
(Special Wathington Correspondence of THE
Washington, D. C, July 31
The Princess David Kawananakoa
believes that one of the new battle
ships to be constructed by the Unit
ed States Government might well
be named "Hawaii," and she has
written the Secretary of the Navy
the following letter on the subject :
Washington, D. C,
Hon. Josephus Daniels,
Secretary of the Navy,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Mr. Secretary:
May I be permitted to suggest
that one of the new battleships or
cruisers to be constructed be named
To my way of thinking many
sound reasons exist why this should
be done, and I regret much that I
cannot enumerate all of them, and
likewise that I can so feebly express
those which do occur to me, but
prompted, and I hope aided, by the
great love I have for the land of mv
birth I shall endeavor to place be
fore you facts, and perhaps some
sentiment, which I trust shall be of
sufficient importance to at least
justify careful consideration of the
proposal I have made.
Should there be a war with eith
er an Asiatic or European power,
naval authorities all agree that Ha
waii would lie of greatest import
ance. Pearl Harbor has for many
years received considerable atten
tion by the Navy Department, and
I understand that before a great
while will have one of the greatest
navy yards in the country, and
probably will be the location of the
largest drydoek. The island o f
Oahu, where Honolulu is located,
is strongly fortified, and will soon
le known, if not already so, as the
Gibralter of the Pacific.
Indeed, I need not enlarge on
our importance from a military and
naval standpoint, for it haa been
the theme of many discussions in
Congress, and the subject of count
less reports of naval officers. Suf
fice it to say that should war occur
the name "Hawaii" would be
quite as widely known as is that of
Perhaps, too, the naming of one
of these vessels after the Territory
might in some degree, at least, tend
to impress the large foreign popula
tion now resident there with the
idea that the Federal Govcrment is
paying more and more attention to
the Islands, and in this manner as
sist in that preparedness which
works for peace. While I do not
wish to be understood as even inti
mating that in case of difficulty this
foreign element might join with the
enemy, yet things like the one I am
suggesting sometimes have a very
considerable moral effect.
These are the views of the facts
by a woman born in Hawaii. As
to the facts, I may perhaps in some
resiiects be inaccurate, but on the
whole I believe them to be as I have
set them forth. If I am correct I
think they are convincing that it
would be quite appropriate to have
nno nf niir luree vessels lear our
name. And then, too, Mr. Secre
tary, we are a full-fledged Territory,
and no precedents, as I understand
it, would lie broken. Ami in this
nnriieular the naming of one of
these vessels after our Territory
would be a recognition of what our
people have long strenuously con
tended for namely, that we are a
Territory and not a possession.
May 1 be allowed for the moment
to touch slightly on the sentimental
side of the question. In 1818 Ha
wnii was- annexed to the United
States, largely by reason of its va
lue from a naval standpoint
Amongst the natives to whom the
word "Hawaii" meant everything
annexation was not altogether pop
ular, but as the years have rollei
hv the American form of govern
ment has come to be more fully un
derstood, the Hawaiian iieople have
onic to recognize that annexation
wrs a blessing anil not a curse.
That recognition has lxnu fruit,
for I venture to assert that nowhere
on continental United States ca:i be
found a people move loyal to the
Government than are the Hawaii
ans. In the event of difficulty there
would be no laggards. The naming
of one of our vessels after the Is
lands they love would be treated
y them as a grateful recognition of
their loyalty, would be boasted of
by them, and always mentioned
with pride. Perhaps, too, in this
matter of sentiment the people of
the mainland might leconie better
educated as to Hawaii, and show a
greater appreciation of our attitude
than their present limited know
ledge affords us.
This letter is written by me with
out consultation with any of the of
ficials of Hawaii, or with the dele
gate to Congress, and as is set forth
above, dictated by my love for Ha
waii and what appears to me to be
sound considerations. I have no
doubt, however, that the Delegate in
Congress, and every odicial of the
Territory, will join heartily in the
Trusting that you will not con
sider my letter presumptuous, that
what I have said will receive due
consideration, and that the name
Hawaii" will probably be borne
by one of the ships under construc
tion, I am,
. Very truly yours,
"To this letter the secretary of the
navy replied as follows :
Washington, I). C.
July 31, 191 (i.
My Dear Madam ;
I have your let
ter of July 31, which you were good
enough to present to me in person,
recommending that one of the new
battleships or cruisers be named
I thank you for the reasons you
give and for your suggestion, which
will be taken up and considered
next fall, when the selecting of
names for ships is taken up.
(Signed) Joskphls Danikls.
Princess David Kawananakoa,
1744 N Street, N. W.,
Washington, D. C.
Notice of Sale of Government Leases
Notice of Sale of
A 12 o'clock noon, Monday,
September 18, 1916. the following
government land will be sold at
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the Capitol Building, Honolulu:
Block "L," Kapaa Town Lots,
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ANAHOLA LOTS, ANAHOLA. KAUAI.
Lot No. Area. Term. Annual
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(2) .. 20 .31 " 5 yrs. from Sept. 24, 1916 10 00
(3) .. 22 1.7 " 5 vrs. from Sept. 18, 1916 17.00
(4) . . 53 .88 " 5 vrs. from Sept. 24, 1916 15. CO
(5) .. 54 1.2 " 5 vrs. from Sept. 24, 1916 12.00
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(7) . . 56 2.48 " 5 vrs. from Sept. 24. 1916 15.00
(8) .. 57 2.06 " 5 vrs. from Sept 18.1916 26.00
In The Circuit Court of The
Fifth Circuit, Territory
Juan Vilche, Libellant vs. An-
tonia Frank Vilche, Libellee. Libel
The Territory of Hawaii to Am
tonia Frank Vilche:
You are hereby notified of the
pendency of the above entitled
action, and that by order of the
above entitled Court, said Libel is
set for hearing on October 31st,
1916. in the Court Room of the
Judge of the Circuit Court of the
Fifth Judicial Circuit, at Lihue,
County of Kauai, Territory of Ha
waii, at 9:00 o'clock A. M. of said
day, or as soon thereafter as the
same can be heard.
Dated Lihue, Kauai, August 16,
Assistant Clerk, Circuit Court
of the Fifth Circuit, T. II.
Aug. 22-29. Sept. 5-12-19-26.
(9) Lots Nos. 24, 25 and 26. Block "J", Kapaa Town Lots,
containing an area of 22,445 square feet, more or less; upset rental
$25.00 per annum, payable semi annually in advance; term of lease,
5 yearsfroni September 18, 1916.
(10) 3.0 acres, more or less, of land situate at Kapaa, Puna,
Kauai, for Mule Stables and Camp Site; upset rental, $50.00 per an
num. payable semi-nnnuallv in advance; term of lease, 5 years from
September 18, 1916.
Purchaser shall pav cost of advertising.
For maps and further Information, applv at the office of the As
sistant Sub-Agent, Miss Bernice Hundley, Kapaa. Kauai, or at the
office of the Commissioner of Public Lauds. Capitol Building. Hono
Bertram G. Rivknburgh,
Commissioner of Public Lands.
Dated at Honolulu. August 3, 1916.
Aug. 8-15 22-29, Sept. 5-12.
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