KUHIO OPPOSES THE SALE OF WAHIAWA’S WATER
WASHINGTON, February 1.—Delegate Kuhio submitted a protest to the secretary of the department of war opposing the plan announced by the war department t0 lease out the rights to the water rights of Wahiawa to the highest bidder. He clarified in his complaint that the land and water rights of lands set aside for the military by the Federal Government for the use of the military, and by right it is improper that the water be taken as an income-making commodity for the Federal Government. The delegate feels that the Federal Government is allowed to take and use the water on the lands set aside for the military, but the the entirety of the remaining water should fall under the authority of the Territory of Hawaii; or perhaps a different route, that the income made from sale or lease of this water should all come back to the Territory and should not go to the Federal Government. This idea of Delegate Kuhio’s is greatly supported by the representatives of this Territory in Washington.
(Kuokoa, 2/16/1912, p. 5)