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title: 'The Garden Island. (Lihue, Kauai, H.T.) 1902-current, April 21, 1914, Page 5, Image 5',
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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, APLIL 21 1914
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Just the thing for delivering packages. Neat, Handsome, durable
and speedy. Every merchant on Kaiiai should have one.
A Trip To Kauai
By a Tourist
I wanted to see Kauai, "The fielils stretch; to the left at n dis
Garden Island" of the "Paradise ' tance of eighteen miles, looms the
of the Pacific." It was a night ride is,a,ul of Nl"-
ineciirruiKC roau conu:s to an
- " ' '-oid at tlu: Barking Sands hill. TJic
mile wide channel that separates sklt,, of ,e S;iluil!l, .ich c..u-
Ilonphilu from Kauai, j sists of fragments of ctichs, ac
It was dawn when we hind, d on j o eigrown with a hind of hi on,
the eastern shore, and during tlie w:.th ruioeulcnt oval leaves, pro
day landed four limes until finally j dl,e a viokl-colored flower; :n
,. , . . , . . '.sheet oi sha'iow water I saw wild
the boat rested at the vilia''f ot ,. , . .,
i iowi snuiiai" in appeal , nee to our
I nijiiit -herons.
At Ta:inea a .stream fio.x into To the ri;rht, rotimt tlie fo t ot
the occui: and a!i iiioi1: itstoitihe, : ii;oi:ntaiu rai;;e ocTiipli!,;- the
between iirinvjval lava walls. a!diy sunny weather a rnivir.;;' of
Prices delivered: As in the picture $745; with full ;top, $825.
Write for specifications or see the Nawiliwili
Garage, Or C. W. Spitz, P. 0. Lihue.
TO THE TRADE
WE ARE DISTRIBUTORS
A FINE SELECTION OF GROCERIES AND
LIQUORS ALWAYS ON HAND
GONSALVES & CO., LI&
If you have Eledric Current, yet
do not use Wetinghouse Eledric
Cooking Utensils and Westing
house Mazda Lamps, you don't
find much joy in Work and Life,
ncome 1 ax
Has doubtless become a reality to a
large number of men and women in the
past month than in, any time since its en
actment. The last day tor filing the tax
returns without loss or penalty has
There are many people who put off
until the last minute or later the doing
of things which are to their own profit.
If you are not yet one of our patrons your
loss though not imposed by law, is no
While our merchandise and service are
up-to-date as we can make them, we con
fess that our business principles are of the
old fashioned variety, which places your
satisfaction above the day's profit.
TV. S. Sachs Dry Goods Co.
The board of harbor com
missouers had the Waimea wharf
proposition up for consideration
last Tuesday, and had a warm
time over it, from all accounts.
The Advertiser had the following
report of the dicussion:
Most ot yerterday mornings
session of the board of Harbar
Commissioners was devoted to dis
cussing the repairs to the Waimea
wharf. Engineer R. B. Park and
Superintendent of Public Works
I. W. Caldwell were in favor of
using the eighteen concrete piles
that the board has in stock for the
"repairs at the mauka end with tin
coppered fir piles makai. Commis
sioners James Wakefield and C. J.
McCarttiy thought it was needlessly
jeopardizing public properly to use
the concrete piles on a temporary
job, Co'imnissioner T. M. Church
also was of the same opinion. The
board finally called in Foreman
James Morse, who has attended to
most of the repair work on Class B
wharves for the last twenty years
ot so, for practical pointers and ad
Wakefield thought the final loca
tion ot the new wharf to be built
from loan funds might be farther
north up the coast on account of
the progressive shoaling of the
Waimea harbor by sand washing
into it. The wharf has been
lenghtened a number oi times.
McCarthy said if that work kept
on "bve and bye those Kauai fel
lows can walk to Honolulu on the
wharf." Morse gave it as hisjudg
ment that the concrete piles could
be pulled out at very small cost
and accordingly the board adopted
a motion by Church to repair the
Waimea wharf using the concrete
piles further out provided no con
crete piles were cut.
The discussion, which lasted for
an hour and a half, revolved
around the question of where the
money is to come from. A com
mittee of the board called on Gov
ernor Pinkliam last week in regard
to loan fund matters. McCarthy
reported that the Governor said
that he would obtain the money
within a year, but the board would
have to wait as this was a poor
time to sell bonds.
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Wailaa l:iillH, Kauai.
verdant valley stretches back
among the hills. This valley oc
cupied by farms leased by China
men and Japanese, who for the
most" part are rice-growers. At
1 arvest time, the Chinese farmers
walk round the rice fields fiom
morning till night, frightening
away the little birds that ravage
the sandhill produces a sound like
the barking of a dog, though I
found it moist and dumb.
From the sandhill to the north,
the mountain range occupying the
center of the island gradually ap
proaches the shore and descends
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not so thickly covered with lava
stones, rs the decomposition is in
a more advanced state.
In the cuttings, under the upper
layer of red fertile clav, over tlie
stones that have begun to decom
pose, the part that has already de
composed into clay surrounds the
stoiv: that forms the kernel in strn
Vii. The decomposed put laid layer-wise
in round or ova', rings (ac
cording to th e shape o f the
sto-Ks), i vt n in tin- ca-e of coni
pl.:c derp!;i;)"si turn , has preserved
I the' original sh;ipe of tlie hlone.
According to geologists, Kauai
is the oldest island of tlie Hawaiian
gro-i; the voL-anic activity origi
nated here, and spread S. W. to
the islam' of 'Hawaii. The leading
: volcano ehVmm ls of the two islands
still point to a common oriin. So
during the eruption 'of - i from
Manna Loa (Hawaii) in WS, the
j fish suddenly died in the fishpond
jo! Nui'.iilo near the sulphur fumes
I that broke out there too.
! Th'. I!and of Kauai i called the
' garden of the Hawaii; u- group.
' S -..iiij th.' .uardeiis of its Capital,
Lihue. with its few hun.lred inha
jbitanls, we accept the siatcinent
! in part but only in part, for t'ne
excellent soil of the island is else
j where 'used for the production of
agricultural vegetation, and very
I little room has been left for flow
ers, in tlie distance, on the Janet
side, hills surround Lihue, which
lies close to the sea among sugar
cane plantations in the form of a
From Lihue I drove to the Val
ley of Haualei, some thirty-two
miles along the northern shore.
The eastern anel northern shores
of this island, right up t o the
above-mentioned valley, are similar
to the southern shore. Up to the
foot of the mountain range occupy
ing the center of the island, sugar
the grain, with guns or by shoot
ing, and string nets which keep I of the 'American canyons,
tin boxes and rags in perpetual ! After passing the night at
precipitously; on its steep dark
a nil gray sides; the parts which cane plantations form a green ring
have crumbled into red clay ofl'-r j around the island. The hills near
an effect of color that reminds us at hand are covereel with pasture
lands; while on those most distant
Wai-1 the forest have not yet been des-
motion are also used as a protec- inca, next day I drove 27 miles ' troyed.
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The l'ii lils of Kauai.
tion against the small enemy.
These nets are shaken by the wary
planters from one point, sometimes
from a tower-like elevation.
From Wainiea I made my way
12 miles to the Barking Sands.
The carriage road to the seashore
passes through a sand desert over
grown with bushes for a width of
a mile or, farther on, with turf.
In the bushy territory there are
plenty of turtle-doves, while on a
along the splendidly kept high
way skirting the southern shore,
to the town of Lihue. '
Here all traces of the sand-hills
disappear; on the extremely fertile
red clayey soil everywhere sugar
canes are planted, while in the
smaller valleys rice is grown. The
red clay is a volcanic product just
as crumbling anel wf the same com
position as that found on the is
land of Maui, but it requires less
center of the island, sugar cane 'cultivation, for the fertile soil is
On the banks of the Wailua
river I saw thousands of cocoanut
trees, planted for their yield of
copra and thriving wondrously. If
the island of Kauai is going to be
reforested with such groves as this,
there is seemingly a fortune in
every acre of land demanded by
The steamer gave me two de
lightful days on Kauai: I wish that
it had been weeks or months.
New Zealand butter continues to
be popular. Try it. Sold by J. I.
Silva, Kleele. Advf
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Tlie 11 ret copra plantation on Hawaii, u grove on the Wuiulua Kiver, Kauui.