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TIIK GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY JULY 30, 1912
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY JULY 30th. 1912.
Issued-Ever j' Tuesday.
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
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e. 13. 13ridgewater, editor
K. C. Hopper, Manager
For the last decade, the cry
has gone up from one end of the
Territory to the other. "The small
Educate The b e educated
Business Man to do better
fact we are now provided with an
expert whose duty it is to assist in
such work. Farmers niustlearn to
grow larger crops, that he may be
enabled to sell cheaper. There is
also a widespread m o v e in e n t
among busidess men t o further
this education of our farmers.
They help to get larger appro
priations from the legislature; they
contribute from their own means
and manage lo talk about it on
We sometimes wonder whether
this same idea might not be applied
with equal profit to these same
businessmen. It is said by Secre
tary Wilson that of every dollar's
worth of farm produce, the farmer
gets but forty cents. The other
sixty cents goes to the railroad,
the wholesale and retailer. Now
this seems a bit too much to pay
for distribution. Why is it re
quired? Perhaps because the busi
ness men are inefficient. If the
steamships and railroad managers
knew as much about running their
business as they would have the
small fanner know, they would
very likely be able to considerably
reduce freight rates and thus allow
the fanner to get a little profit
out of his produce. And it is not
altogether unlikely that the
wholesale jobber and retailer, are
as efficient as they might be in the
conduct of their business. Cer
tainly, there are enormous wastes
that ought to be stopped. Then
why not have a few short courses
in the cities and leacli a few up-to
the-minute business methods,
As the farmer takes his noon
day rest in the sheltering shade
of a big mango tree, he might
think this matter over a bit. If
the business man cannot, or will
not, learn to handle the farmer's
products for less than sixty cents
on the dollar, the farmer may take
a hand in it himself.
When a homesteader can get
160 acres of as fine land as ever a
crow flew over, in the states, for
sixteen dollars, how the dickens
does Uncle Josh figure he can in
duce the right kind of homesteaders
to squat on a 5 to 20 acre tract
which costs them $26.00 per acre
to get in planting order, and this in
addition to the cost price of $15.00
per acre. The homesteading pro
position under the present condi
tions is a ridiculous farce. Home
steaders who have put their all in
to a measely little strip of land,
men who have hoped against hope,
that all would, at the end, turn
out successfully, have hoped in
vain. They are becoming diso-
lutionized and their struggle for
bare existence on these baren,
"homesteads" is positively pitiful.
If there are any who doubt these
statements, we would have them
investigate the Kapaa homesteads
Do you own a car? Then join
our movement for decent crossings.
Do you pav taxes? Then see that
you get what's your due. Do you
drive a car? 1 hen join our cru
sade against stock being permitted
to run at large. Do you value
your auto tires? Then appoint
yourself a committee of one to
assist iu breaking every foolkul
er's neck, who throws a bottle on
a public highway. The almost
impassable crossings, stock run
ning at will on the public roads
and broken glass, are three things
to which all auto owners and
drivers should give their immediate
attention. Let us unite, then, for
bettering these conditions, and at
once. If laws bearing on these
cases cannot be enforced, let us
learn wh , that we niav apply the
Vk arc reliably informed that
the Libia- Plantation is respon
sible both lor the condition of the
crossing below the Hotel Pairview
and that near the Kauai Garage.
When we consider that the best
crossing on Kauai is the one at
Ilananmulu and that this was put
in during the busy season, there
seems little cause f o r further
delay in repairing these crossings. 1
lhe county does its part in grant-1
ing crossing privileges to the
Company and the up-'keep of these'
seems such a trifling expense
that to neglect tlieni as is done at ,
present, is indicative of a lack of,
appreciation, or a public-be-dainn'
policy, neither of which would Im
possible to compromise with the
right kind of business principles.
How Are These?
J. K. Lota.
J. H. Coney.
C. W. Spitz.
K. W. Kinney.
W. J. Sheldon.
W. F. Sanborn.
II. D. Wishard.
J. I. Silva.
II. II. Brodie.
Broken glass is becoming as
numerous and annoying lo auto
owners as the loose fUock. Any
person so thoughtless as to deli
berately strew the public highway
with broken glass should be
punished to the fullest extent of
the law. As a warning to such
people, we will say, that an ex
ample will surely be made of the
one who is caught in the act of
committing such a dastardly
Seventy-1'iviS head of cattle
and sixteen horses were counted
on tne public nignway during a
single trip from Waimea to Lihue
one day last week. Who is respon
sible for this lack of respect for
the law? Something funny sonic
where, but where is it? Do those
responsible wish this paper to ex
plain matters? If so, let the stock
continue to brouse.
Judge Lyi.e Dickey, Kauai's
new judge, is not losing much time
in getting down lo business. A
call for jurors, and the announce
ment of a special term of court,
all in the first week following h'.s
arrival shows that our new judge
is of the type of man who does
It is to be hoped that for the
sake of those who travel through
llanapepe, that the county or
some one else, may lie allowed to
remove the old school buildings as
they have remained a monument
to disgraceful architecture about
The young trees which the
Koloa Plantation has planted alone
the roadside through its property
are growing beautifully and iu a
short time will become an at
traction which is sure to repay the
management for i t s very com
The county is doing a piece of
work for which every autoist is
most grateful, in sanding the Wai
mea bridge. Now, then, more
gratefulness will be felt when a
little of the same treatment is ap
plied to the bridge in Koloa.
The Koloaites who are kicking
because the macadam road in front
of the Koloa plantation store has
not been completed, have a kick
coming, as it is certainly some
rocky. Plenty of dressing rock
near by, why is it not applied?
The woman suffrage movement,
the socialists, prohibitionsls and
the bandana wearers may unite in
the formation of a thiid parly,
which will very likely prove,
"distressive" instead of pro
gressive. What Kauai needs: A belt i ail
road, passable crossings; three
steamers per week all of which
could be accomplished w i t h
sufficient public spirit, of which
we hain't got none
Willie Kinnkv for representa-
tive seems lo have struck the,
key note, and at next Saturday's
meeting he will in all probability ,
accept the endorsement of his '
Makawkm Plantation is setting 1
an example in repairing its cross
ings which the McBryde. a n d
Lihue Plantations, would do well
Tiik smoky weather experienced ,
here last week is said to have been
caused by a new Kilauea scientist'
poking Miss Pele in the ribs.
KlKST thing you know, the cane
will be so high on those town lots
that a feller cau't find one when'
he gits It.
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