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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1912
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY JULY 23rd. 1912.
Entered at the post office at
Lihuc, Kauai, as second-class
Subscription Ratks $2.50 Vm
YlAR, $1.50 l'OR SIX MONTHS
Advertising Rates, 50 Cents
An Inch Per Month.
B. Bridgkwatkr, Editor
K. C. Hopper, Manager
This paper has repeatedly re
ferred to the condition of railroad
crossings in the past, specifying
in each instance,
Dangerous the crossings in
Crossings question. No at
tention has been
paid to what has been said further
than a criticism of our comments.
The crossing below the Hotel Eair-
view is to uc repaired as soon as
Jie present cane crop is finished.
io this disposes of this one parti
cular crossing. Another extreme
ly bad crossing is the one near the
Kauai Garage. Every driver of
an auto is familiar with this cross
ing, so we'll pass this up with no
nirtner comment, and take our
readers on a jaunt to Waimea. Ko
. i . .
ma nas us crossings in a tair con
dition, and the same may be said
or iUcurycie, except tlie crossing
near the McBryde store. T h
next crossing wiucli causes every
auto driver to overwork his slow
ing down gear, is to be found at the
crest of a grade a little ways on
the Waimea side of the Makaweli
stables. There doesn't seem to
be much pretense to get the rails
sunken here, and as the crossing
is on a grade, and a curve at that,
it is not onlv a matter of danger to
one's tires, but is a source of much
.inn oyance to drivers as it compels
uiem to an out stop tneir car or
run the risk of humping over an
obstruction a n d breaking the
Some claim that the County
should be held responsible for such
i state of affairs, while others say
'.hat such responsibilities rest with
the plantations who own the rail
roads. Be that as it may, it is not
the intention of this paper to do
other than to remind the tax pay
ers of Kauai, that, regardless of
those responsible, they are en
titled to more consideration than
they are at present having doled
out to them.
If our memory faileth not, there
's a certain limit to the time when
ill taxes should be paid, at the ex
piration of which, interest is ad
ded. There is no putting it off
with an excuse that we cannot
settle our taxes until we gather a
certain crop. Why, then, should
the plantations (if they are respon
sible) or the count be per
mitted to postpone giving the
public the service for which it
There's not a supervisor nor a
plantation manager but owns a car.
my or all of whom are just as fa
miliar with conditions as we are,
Mid yet no apparent effort is made
to remedy them. If the plantations
ire responsible, they certainly, as
an act of couitesy for the privilege
of the use of the road, should keep
heir crossings in order. If the
:ounty is responsible, it certainly
owes the man who pavs his road
:ax the best it can give him, which
inder the present circumstances
he is not getting. Est modus in
though receiving its
pro rata of
utpport from Kauai, doesn't seem
to be over-
doing itself in
how long Kauai expects to con
tinue its support to a committee
which gives nothing in return, is a
problem. If there were means of
getting an exact estimate of how
much each tourist cost us per vear,
the apparent neglect of this traffic
to Kauai, would astonish even the
members of the promotion com
mittee. All Kauai wants is a
square deal, no more, no less
and under the present arrange
ment, she is getting considerably
A prominent Waimea citizen
who recently returned from a trip
to the coast was told while en
route to Frisco (by returning tour
ists) that they had been especially
advised while in Honolulu, against
coming to Kauai. However, our
Vainiea citizen (like all Kauaians)
is n booster, and easily convinced
liis informers that they had been
mislead, and he received volunteer ;
insurances that the party would, on
i contemplated return, see Kauai
egnrdless of what the Knockers
The rumor which has been rife
for sonic time, to the effect that
Geo. Eairchild intended leaving
the Territory, has been confirmed
and Hawaii is soon to lose one of
her ablest sugar men. Mr. Fair-
child is, in addition to an authority
on sugar, one o f the foremost
citizens of the Territory, having
served Kauai for a term of four
years as its senator, aenuittint:
himself with credit and efficiencv.
having been personally responsible
for a tax law which has proven of
inestimable value to the Territory.
He applied himself most diligent
ly t o everything which might
benefit Kauai, and by hi? straight
forward methods o f proceedttrc
and determination of character,
succeeded i n getting measures
through the senate which have
been of such importance to the
progress of Kauai, as to merit the
gratitude of even those who might
have felt, af times, inclined to op
pose his methods.
His loss as one of the chief lead
ers of the sugar industry of Kauai
will be keenly felt by all and he
leaves for his new home in the
Philippines with t h c aloha of
his multitude of ftiends.
Tin-: suggestion for more whole
s a 1 e liquor houses for Kauai,
which appeared in our last issue,
h a s caused considerable discus
sion both pro and con. There are
some w h o claim that Kilauea,
which would be the largest district
from which a firm in the Ilanaki
District would draw its support, is
already amply supplied and that
the remaining business would not
support a business alone. Others,
however, disagree with those of
this opinion and declare in favor
of a wholesale house for this dis
trict. A MisMiuri rxi,liaiij.i,Niylliiit at u clns
of fifty-six law ftmlcntx at tin- .Vi-'-uiiri
rniu'i-.-ity, only tliirtv-i-i'vcn nui 1 the
examination, lint that of tliii-vulnnnadi'
i lammi'', Johnson AiiltI ii'inli'il tlip
Imagine the consternation which
would result among the members
of the Territorial bar, with an an
gel as their guide.
Kmi'oit G.uwr.N Isi.wd:
A yon took occaiun to quote s-cript tiri
in your last iue. tier iai von can mi-
swvr the quotation ivfiTi-iiij: to there ln-
iiij: no inamai- in heaven.
Perhaps there is no marriage in
heaven because the angels know
That Missouri "hown' dawg"
of Champ Clark's surely did get
into a bad bunch of kickers down
at Baltimore, but mavbe he will
vet get revenge by mussing up the
"cote-house square" with some of
Were we not too modest we
might boast of Lihuc having the
two most important business firms
on Kauai The Garden Island
a n d the new wireless station.
Surely the corner of Main street
and Newspaper row is a favored
'Solid Kattai" will he Minieuhal iiom!
in the next Iri'Nlatuiv with Senator 1'air-
lild lione, hut "Tin- Harden I-laml" uiav
he relied unon to come down i-truiii.' ami
nowinj; what it wants and to j,vt it.
Uy thy fruit, ye shall be known.
An exchange says that a sheriff
in Connecticut, died of the ex
citement caused b y slopping a
baseball game. Sheriffs should be
of that sterner stuff of which base
ball umpires are :so made.
The game of baseball "between
the uuusterial delegates was dif
ferent from any we have yet seen
in so much as there was no cussiu'
The Gakdun Island acknow
ledges its indebtedness to Rev. J.
M. Lydgate for valuable assistance
in furnishing notes of the conven
Now that the Circuit Judge is
coming, blierilt Rice will soon be
releived of the responsibilitv of
caring for so many guests.
IiviJKY departing delegate ex
pressed his aloha for Kauai and
appreciation of the hospitality of
How about the following as1
senatorial material: Charlie Rice, i
P. Spalding, Walter McBryde.
and Ralph Wilcox.
is true that the death rate 1
tuberculosis is falling, but
the windows open just the
A IiiuTisjiKU informs us that we
waste too much time on elections. '
But think of the fun we have
Tiik more we give the better we 1
feel. This is why all editors arc
always happy. ;
ITI in I iiiiii iiiki mi . i
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