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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1916.
The commission at Honolulu decided, in effect, that tlie wreck
of tha bark Ivanhoe at Tort Allen wan an act ol God. That may be
but we doubt that God sent a lot of men and n cargo to sea in a bundle
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
DELINQUENT TAX LIST FOR 1915 -
FOURTH TAXATION DIVISION, COUNTY OF KAUAI,
ISLANDS OF KAUAI AND NIIHAU, TERRITORY
Another Argument For Harbor
One fine American vessel beached, a British bark escaping as by
n miracle and one man seriously injured is the toll of Sunday's kona
which may be charged up directly to the lack of ,a suitable and safe
harbor at this island. Had there been a safe haven within reach the
two vessels would have been harbored there when the barometer first
showed signs of storm. But there was no better place than Port Allen,
so they stopped there and made the best of it.
Three weeks before, to the day, the bark Ivanhoe ran on the rocks
at the same place, and fragments of that unfortunate craft still littered
the turbulent waters of the vicinity when the fate of the American
schooner Prosper and the bark British Yeoman paused in the balances
The case of the Ivanhoe emphasized the immediate and vitally
urgent need of a safe port at the island of Kauai. In that catastrophe
the story ot which is so recent as to still be news a vessel was
completely destroyed, her cargo lost and two lives snuffed out. Now
we have two finer and more valuable sea-craft very nearly meeting
the same fate one possibly proving a total wreck.
The bill for a suitable breakwater at Nawiliwili is now before Con
gress, and should be passed without delay in order that this island
may have as speedily as possible a port in which shipping may find
safetv in time of storm. This matter is of the most vital importance
to Kauai, and is essential to commerce between the mainland of the
United States and this island. Great, grievous, unnecessary harm has
already been done this commerce by the absence of a safe harbor, and
it is simply unthinkable that that condition of affaiis continue. The
amount asked of Congress is a mere bagatelle wheu the vast impor
tance of the proposition is taken into consideration.
Will these two striking object lessons, following one on the heels
of the other, arouse Congress to action ? Or will it be necessary for
other ships to pile their bones upon our coasts and other lives be sacri
ficed before the one and onlv proper move is made ? VVe have confi
dence that the importance of the matter will appeal to our learned
law-makers in such way that the absolutely necessary breakwater and
safe harbor will be speedily granted to us.
In accordance with Section 1294, Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1915-
he following list of delinquent taxpayers is hereby published, com
prising taxes for the year 1915, remaining unpaid, on December 31,
1915. including Advertising Costs, and Interest at the rate of 10
Delinquents as of December 31, 1915.
Alapai, Pale (make) $ 3.40
Unknown Owner Gr. 2172 at Kalalau. Granted to Samuel Kaia)
L. C. A. 6529 at Pilaa, " to Holokukine) 5.55
L. C. A. 10564 at Waioli, Gr. to D. Olcloa. Apann 1 pnly.)
Keakaku, Honolulu 1.95
Kaniopuna, care Alice Mathews, 1046E Auld Lane, Honolulu 4.15
Heirs of Mrs. Kaaloa, Mrs. Aln No. 49 School St. " 11.70
& Mr. Sam Kaaloa, "
Lydia K. Aholo, care Hwn. Board Rooms, " 5.55
Wm. Kaui, Kealia 3.40
Kealoha, Kaonolu Honolulu 1.55
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct list of the Delin
queut Taxpayers of the Fourth Taxation Division. Territory of Ha
waii, for the year 1915, to the best of my knowledge and belief.
J. K. Farley.
Assessor Fourth Division.
Dated Kolca December 31, 1915.
Jan. 18-25. Feb-1-8
Support Of The Planters
The spiiit manifested by the suu'ar planters of Kauai at thei
meeting held Thursday afternoon in regard to National Guard armories
may be taken to mean that Lihue, Eleele and Makaweli will have
suitable structures in the very near future. Yea, more: They will
be buildings of a character that will be a credit to those places, and
also, will be ot a size to accommodate much larger gatherings ot ueo
pie for social or other functions than is possible in any structures now
An important responsibility rested upon the planters of Kauai in
respect to the local battalion of the Guard. They could have made oi
unmade it, according to the extent and character of support given to
it or lack of interest in it. We have felt all along that the Guard, as
a community proposition, was well worth while; and the attitude of
the planters, which indicates that they are of the same mind, should
be gratifying generally. With armories and the moral support of the
planters, the National Guard will be a success.
The genuineness of the spirit of interest was further exemplied by
the planters in tlieir appropriation for the general expenses of the
Guard. This money should carry the battalion easily over until the
new appropriation by the United States government is aviilable, by
which time the local unit of the Guard should have reached smooth
The Y. M. C. A. movement is not a thing that cau be speedily
started in a rural community without the presence indefinitely and ac
tive support of men experienced in the work. No man, or set of men, can
hope to set up an institution, or institutions, of this character on Kau
ai, for instance, and expect it, or them, to go it alone. We threw
this out merely as an off-hand opinion, but believe it to be well worth
considering. We desire most earnestly that the Y. M. C. A. be sue
cessfnlly and firmly established on Kauai, but are inclined to the view
that the task will prove more complex than some now anticipate.
Tin; inspection of the companies of the National Guard on Kau
ai, which will begin Friday evening with Company A, Lihue,
will put the military of this island "on the map." These in
spections are required once a vear by U. S. army regulations, but
swing to the extreme youth-of the local companies will not be carried
out in a strict, regulation way. The main thing will be that the com
panies show up as strong as possible in the matter of numbers. It is
understood thoroughly that the complete equipment for all companies
and the proficiency will come later.
A Little Mors intelligent care is needed at the railway crossing
at the Nawiliwili side of the Lihue Hotel. The public has the first
right to the road, and cannot be expected to risk life and limb in us
ing it. Two accidents that came near being very serious have occur
red there in about a year's time. These were two too many. A signal
man must be postediin the public highway when trains are to be takn
across. This may be a little trouble, but it will undoubtedly prove
an economical measure in the long run.
JrsT Why a laborer whose wife happens to present him with trip
lets should be paid larger wages than one whose, better half happens
not to be so fortunate (or unfortunate, as one cares to look at it), is
an economic problem which we are unable to work out. The Koloa
case, about which a great deal has been said and written, probably
calls for symathy, or something of that sort; but no aspect of the case
demands adjustment along unusual business lines.
Tni- retirement of Hon. Paul R. Isenberg
Promotion Committee, as the official representative
Kauai, must be generally regarded as unfortunate.
live wire, and aithougn a member ot the committee only a short
while he had become an important factor in its deliberations and ac
tivities: and has earned the "well done" of this island.
from the Hawaii
of the island of
Mr. Isenberg is a
The Waimra wharf proposition has progressed as tar as a con-l.-iii!iation
suit, which, owine to a slip of Honolulu ofTirin1 in
papers and advertising afterwards, cannot come on for hearing before
Ml t 1 . . a . . . .
next July, t nis oegins 10 iook as tnougn tne waimea people will get
their wharf sometime in the distant future if they ever do.
Jai'AN Is quite busy these days signing up treaties with the
jvnieme puweis uunn iwih.ii anc is iu uuve bpeeiai snipping advan
tages after the war is over. Thus it would appear that the United
States is not the only country that is "making hay" while the clouds
still linger on tne luiropean side ot t lie world.
A City Paver flashes a headline reading "Garden Island Suf
fers bv Gale" and then proceeds to tell a story about a storm at Hilo,
Hawaii. We have had a little bad weather lately, along with all the
other islands, and feel that that has been quite enough without hav
ing other people's rain-squalls charged up to us.
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