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Garden Island
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 9. NO. 47,
A law suit involving an eighth
of an interest in a piece of real
estate in Hanalei, and appearing
on the calendar as William Uuku
vs. Elizabeth Kaio and Miss Elsie
Kapu, and one which to go into
details, would require the aid of a
Philadelphia lawyer, resulted in a
mistiial last week after the jury
had ppt all Saturday afternoon
in its 6fcliberations.
The great difficulty in settling
the matter, seems to rest in the
fact that much of the evidence is to
be obtained through such indef
inite sources. The case is one
wherein many years ago, a certain
wealthy woman married a young
man to whom she deeded all of her
property. Soon after, the wife
died, and when the husband pass
ed away and it was discovered
that he had made his will in favor
of his children, the relatives of
his late wife, brought charges to
the effect that the deed to the
husband bv his wife should be
set aside and considered valueless,
a s the same was made under
pressure from the husband, and
that she had executed the deed
through fear for her life, the
charge being made by a friend of
the husband and wife, and the
one through whom the deed was
transferred from wife to husband.
As both were then dead , the rel
atives evidently thought they had
a cinch on the property and got
bgsy. After many attempts to un
tangle the legal nets surrounding
thejxase, Judge Hardy, rendered
an opinion in favor of the relatives
of the wife
Not feeling satisfied with this
decision, the plaintive went to the
Supreme Court, where Judge Hart
well over-ruled the opinion of the
Circuit Judge, holding that the
deeds, documents, nor even the
one man's evidence, were sufficient
grounds for au opinion in favor of
defendants. The case was there
fore reopened and according to the
present outlook, will remain so in
definitely, as the mistrial at this
term has resulted in a postpone
ment of the case until the March
term of the Circuit Court. The
sum. of $187.00 was spent for jury
fees alone in the trial which ended
in a mistrial Saturday. Further
conplication have been added in
this famous case by the appearance
of one Kauper.a, who also claims
an eighth interest in the land, and
whose chief points are so depen
dent upon the same testimony as
given in the first case, that Judge
DiSi'fy tried the two cases com
bined. Attorney Lymer appeared for the
plaintiff, while Attorney Alexander
Lindsay appeared for defendant.
. .
New Library Books
The following new books have
been added to the Lihue library:
The loss of the Titanic. Beasley.
Creative E"olution. Bergson.
Goethe's Works. 7 vols.
An Introduction to Science
Caviare. Grant Richards.
London Lavender. E. V. Lucas.
The White Shield. Myrtle Reed.
Prudent Priscilla. Wemyss.
Less than the Dust. Hamilton.
A Picked Company. Mary H.
The Blue Wall. Child.
The Inner Flame, Burnham.
Concerning Sally. W.J. Hopkins.
Best Stories to Tell Children.
I, Sara Cone 3ryaut.
- ' J. M Lydoatk.
Our School Schedule
Superintendent o f Public In
struction Willis M. Pope has mail
ed cards to the school principals
hearing the following information:
School Ykar 1912-1913.
Fall Term, Sept. 16 to Dec. 20,
Winter Term, Jan. 6, 1913 to
April 4, 1913.
Spring Term, April 14, 1913 to
June 27, 1913. '
Willis T. Poi-r,
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The following request reached
this office sometime ago, but owing
to our inability to secure the dc
sired information from authentic
sources sooner, we were unable to
grant the request:
Kekaha, Kauai,
Nov. 2, 1912.
Mr. E. B. Bridgewater,
Editor Garden Island,
Lihue, Kauai.
Dear Sin
Will you please
publish a list of all persons hold
ing "Hunting Licenses?" If you
will do this I am sure all good
sportsmen will appreciate it.
Yours respectfully,
The list of those holding hunt
ing licenses, as compiled by the
County Treasurer, is as follows:
C. Ayau, Kodama, Mitsui, F.
Crawford, Frank B. Cook, D. S.
Johnson, F. W. Akana, D. K, Po-
kipala, Kanizawa, Nishida, Sam
Paku, Ah Pen, Maeda, A. Inman,
Honda, Wm. Elliot, W. J. Shel
don, Naito, Vincent Akana, K.
Tatekawa, Julian D i a s, Frank
Riedel. E. J. Morgan, Gavlord
Wilcox, D. K. Hayselden, A.
Menefoglio, A. J. Derby, K. C.
Ahana, S. Nita, M. Lujau, H. C.
Berg, A. Johnson, Henry Birk
myre, D. L. Austin, J. R. Myers,
D. Prigge, W. V. Hardy, Jas. Mc
Clellan, ChW Sack, A, D. Hills,
P. L. Rice, E. H. W. Broadbent,
C. Akina, L. C. King. Rufus P.
The above list comprises only
those licenses that in full force
day November 19, 1912. Ad
ditional names will be published on
renewal of license.
. T .,
Menefoglio Appointed
A. Menfoglio, the newly elected
Supervisor has been appointed to a
position on tha Loan Commission
to fill the unexpired term of J. k.
Lota, whose resignatian became
necessary through the latter's be
ing elected to the House. Mr.
Menfoglio strengthens the Board,
being recognized as a man of exe
cutive ability and a live wire as
concerns the needs of his districts.
The Garden Island congratulates
the Board in the addition of such
a man to its ranks;
What Does It Mean?
According to Associated Press re
ports, the toll rate for traffic
through the Panama Canal will be
SI. 40 per ton. Now, then, the
question has arisen as to just what
this means whether the tonnage of
the vessel or the freight canying
capacity of the ship, In as much
as all ships do not carry freight the
contention of some that the tonnage
of the vessel only is meant, would
seem proper. Ytt, the contention
bv others that freight tonnage was
meant, and that some special pro
visions for war vessels and passen
ger traffic will be made, also seems
possible. Perhaps some of our
readers would like to express an
opinion on the subject.
Lihue on Booming List
Rumors are rife to the effect
that Lihue is to have a third ice
factory, another soda works, a
rival electric lighting system, one
more big wholesale and retail
general merchandise store and a
fertilizer factory. Lihue is certain
ly in the lime-light of progressive
ness and now that her boom is on
there seems no end to her possibi
lities. A high school building will
probably be the next move with
the centralization o f the public
school of Wailua, Hanamaulu and
Huleia, making the Lihue school
the central institution.
Remember your friends abroad
by sending them J n e of those
beautiful hand painted Hawaiian
Calendar?, of which there are 65
new subjects all on display at the
Lihue Store. The last Christinas
mail for Europe,' leaves Kauai on
the 30th of this month. tf.
The Garden Island has de
cided to make some teapher a prcs
entof ahaiidsoniemission style writ
ing desk for a Christmas present,
and means to allow the friends of
the teacher to have a say as to
whom this handsome desk will be
civeii. In order to carry out this
scheme, we have decided to let
such a decision be reached through
a popularity vote. Thar is, the
teacher receiving the largest num
ber of votes as the most popular
teacher will be awarded the desk.
I nominate
of School
as a candidate in Popular Con
test Name
The contest will close Saturday
L. D. Timmons Here j
L. D. Timmons. formerly mana
ger of the late Hawaiian Star, and
one of the best known newspaper
men in the Territory, has accepted
a position with the Eleele Store in
the capacity of book-keeper.
Kauai's Temple of Fashion is to
be congratulated on securing the
services of such a competent man,
and Tun Garden Island bids a
hearty welcome to an old
Kealia s New Manager
Kealia Nov. 18. Gaylord P.
Wilcox, formerly headluna for the
Koloa Sugar Co., has been install
ed in the managership of the Kea
lia Plantation. Mr. Wilcox is a
plantation man of ability and the
social community is pleased to have
such charming people as Mr. and
Mrs. Wilcox in its midst.
Brief Breveties
Frank Crawford. E. Cropp and
Mr. Schultze motored over to Wai
mea last Sunday.
Charlie Gray, the Kapaa Wine
Merchant, is the possessor of a
new Ford Runabout.
Manager C. Bayer of the Maka
weli store is in Honolulu arrang
ing for the big shipment of holi
day goods necessary for his Christ
mas trade.
Manager Roendahl of McBryde
store has returned from Honolulu
where he has been busy for the
past week, getting a line on his
goods for the holiday trade.
Mrs. Helen Bruns, (nee. Akana)
of Kalihiwai, returned to her home
in Honolulu Saturday after an ex
tended visit to her mother in Ka
lihiwai. Otto Wix the celebrated land
scape artist will exhibit about 28
of his latest reproductions of Ha
nalei and Wainiha views at the Li
hue Hall o n the afternoon and
evening of December 3rd.
Mr. Robt. Catton Pres. of Cat
ton Neill & Co. accompanied by
Mr. Haywood Manager of the new
Electric Department of that firm
have been spending a few days on
our Island looking up matters in
their line.
Eddie Fernandes, the expert
in o v i n g picture showman, ac
companied by a troupe of expert
acrobatic performers including
bycicle trick riders are playing a
three night's engagement at the
local theater, the last appearance
being scheduled for this evening
at 7:30. The performances have
been greeted by large and ap
preciative audiences.
Switzerland is reported to have
150 millions of dollars invested in
hotels and to do a business of over
50 million a year witli them. This
is practically all a tourist business.
Someday the same kind of a tale
will he told about Hawaii, when
we have eliminated the bad
channels the bad roads and the
Below will be found a coupon
winch will cotin' for ten votes in
favor of our favorite candidate.
' It will cost vou absolutely noth
ing to vole for any teacher, nor
to enter the name of any one.
However while the coupons are
good for but ten votes, a year's
subscription will count five hun
dred votes in favor of any candi
date. All subscrintions must be limit
ed to a single year, and sent to
Onntpct T?r1itnr. flAtinifw Tctawtv
Good until
Nov. 26
December 21, 1912, at 4 p,
Lihue Tennis Court
A tennis court is to be construct
ed, (according to rumor) in the
near future on the grounds occu
pied by the Lihue school teachers'
cottages. For some time mtfch
comment has been heard on the
establishment o f a tennis court
conveniently situated for the ac
comodation of our local tennis
experts, and now it seems that.
Miss Mumford has come to the
rescue with an offer of part of her
yard for just such a purpose. We
understand that the Lihue teach
ers number among them not a few
experts, any or all of whom may
cause some of our local champs to
guard well their laurels.
Cold And Dry
All records for rough weather
were smashed to smithereens last
week when the Niihau which sailed
from Hanalei on Friday, in the
teeth of a gale, reached Honolulu in
a little more than twenty-seven
hours of continual struggle. At
about the same time the S. S.
Kauai left Hilo for Honolulu which
it succeeded in reaching after an
effort of twenty-eight hours. Of
ficers declare that while the gale
was of brief duration, it was the
stiffest thev have encountered in
many a day.
The following passengers arriv
ed on the Kinau Nov. 12:
Mrs. I. Danford, Mrs. B. F.
Sandow, Rev. C. P. Hong, Rev.
I. W. Wadnian, Robert Catton.
A. S. Haywood, Mrs. Jaeger, K.
Roendahl, S. T. Car, D. A. De
vine, Chas. Clarke, jas. Hanaike,
Rev. J. Kekipi. I. J. Hurd, A. B.
Feigie, A. Bro.lie, Mr. and Mrs.
T. Bush. T. I. Somade, E. Cropp.
The following passengers arri
ed on the W. G. Hall Friday morn
ing: Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Wood, Pro
fessor Jaggar, R. K. Bonine, H.
P. Faye, C. Bayer, Mrs. Carrie
Akana. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rath,
Leon A. Quonsan, Mrs. Hannah
Dr. and Mrs. A. Behr and Miss
N. Strain, who have been visiting
the Rufus Spalding family o n
Kauai, are in the city en route to
their home in Berkeley. Ex.
The contributions for the de
fraying of the expenses of the Li
hue band for the past seann are
not coining in, it is to be hoped,
in accordance with the public's ap
preciation of the music furnished
by this excellent aggregation of
musicians. The following are the
contributors to date: C. W. Spitz,
S. K. Kaeo, C. S. Dole, E. H. W.
Broadbent, C. S. Christian, F.
Rutsch, E. B. Bridgewater, A. Sk
Wilcox, J. A. Hogg, Mr. Palmer,
and "a friend."
That the construction of the
county's bridges is progressing in
a most satisfactory manner is in
dicated by the report made by
County Engineer Moragne at last
Monday's meeting o f the Loan
I'tind Board. In reporting, Mr
Moragne said in part. "The Waipu
bridge has been finished and ac
cepted at this meeting, the bridges
in the Hanalei District viz: the Ki
lauea, Waiole and Waikoko bridges
will he completed by the end of the
year and open for traffic. Mr
Haggerty will commence work on
the foundations and approaches to
the Kealia Steel bridge at once,
and the Anahola Hill will be com
pleted sometime during the month
of December."
What with this very satisfactory
progress in bridge and grade work,
the macadamizing going on to an
equally satisfactory degree, which,
if the rocks ' hold out, will com
plete pieces of road for which
every traveler will utter up a
prayer o f thankfulness to our
worthy county fathers and engi
New Chairman Named
The member of the Kauai Loan
Fund Commission by a unaminous
vote, elected the new Territorial
Superintendent of Public Works.
H. K. Bishop, chairman of the
local board, vice Marston Camp
bell, at their meeting in Lihue
last Monday. With a Bishop at the
heliiin there should be little chance
for irregularities in so far as Kau
ai is concerned.
Promotion Workers Here
Mr. H. P. Wood accompanied
by Mr. Bonine together with a
first class photographic outfit for
landscape and moving picture
work have been making a tour of
our Island during the last few
days in the interest of the Promo
t i o n Committee. They express
themselves as more than ever con
vinced of the superior attractions
of the Garden Island
Koloa's Fat Dividends
In addition to the satisfaction of
the stockholders of the Koloa
Plantation at receiving such fat
dividends, there is another fact
which must not be overlooked by
these fortunate individuals and
that is, the part which Manager
Charlie Wilcox has played in the
production of these dividends.
Though comparatively a young
man, Mr. Wilcox has proven his
worth as a manager, and deserves
the congratulations of every happy
stockholder in the plantation en
trusted to his care.
Future Prospects
The last week has witnessed the
inauguration o f winter's blasts,
the thcrmoneter on Wcduesdav
morning, registering 58 degrees,
the cooliest which will probably be
experienced this winter. 1 he
drought continues, however, but
the plantation interests are hope
ful that December will bring the
much needed rainfall.
Eddie Fernandes is on Kauai
Eddie Fernandez, the popular
moving picture man, is touring
the island with the best lot of
pictures ever presented to the Kauai
public, including the following of
his own make:
The 1912 Floral Parade Queen
Liliuokalani's Reception, Horse
Racing a n d Automobile Races,
held at Kapiolani Park etc., etc.
Also the latest cowboy and In
dian pictures from the coast.
He also has the celebrated Fran
cis Dainty Co., novelty Slack Wire
and Bicycle Artists who have pleas
ed everybody at Lihue where they
have performed for three nights.
To the Editor of The Garden
In your issue of Nov. 12, h. I
noticed an article about the Lihue
School written by Mr. Lydgate. 1
want to thank Mr. Lydgate for
taking his lime and showing this
interest i n our bchools and for
stating to the people what he has
seen. Just commendation and pub
lic approval of the work a person
is doing a stronger incentive than
dollars. I wish that more of our
educated, thoughtful people would
visit our schools. Our teacheis aie
doing good work and take a pride
in it and are glad to have visitors.
Every complimentary word said
in the article is true and the same
can be said of many other schools
on Kauai and in the same degree
if there was only the pen to make
it public.
Our schools have made p r o-
gress in the past few years which
has been due to various causes.
Chief among them has been a
better system of organization of
work and of help to the teacher
both in the matter of the work of
the teacher and the method of
doing it; again, we have a body of
professionally qualified teachers
which we did not have, a few years
ago, especially in the primary
grades; again, our teachers are
better paid and are willing to stay
with the work and others are en-
courged to fit for the profession;
and further, our local semi-control
of schools, as represented by our
Board of Supervisors, has given
us the needed room which w e
have never had previous to this
year. And lastly, there is a spirit,
a pride, a devotion that makes the
teacher artful in her work; I doubt
if you will find a body of teachers
more artful, in primary work
especially, than you find bright
here on our little Island of Kauai.
H. H. Brodie.
Doubtful Macadam
From Kekaha comes a complaint
that the macadam recently com
pleted on the Kekaha road will not
stand the results of a rain storm;
that the work was not properly
done, owing to the haste in its ac
complishment , and that their Super
visor Gay would prove much more
profitable to the electors of his
district if he could be induced to
pay closer attention to his duties as
such. It is said that he sailed for
the coast on election day, and
further, that his nonattendance at
the regular monthly meetings of the
Board of Supervisors, has been
cause for considerable comment. '
If these rumors are without
foundation, evidence of such
should be very easily obtainable,
but if they are based upon facts,
then Mr. Gay not only owes it to
himself to look after the best in
terests of those who faithfully sup
ported him in securing his position
but he owes every consideration to
those sell-some constituents. The
voters of Waimea indicated their
confidence in Mr. Gay in re-electing
him as their Supervisor, and
now, at least he can show his
appreciation by attending meetings
and otherwise fulfilling his duty as
a Supervisor. If his business in
terests prevent such, then let him
step down and out that some one
who may be able to do so may take
the position,
Mrs. W. H. Rice, Sr., Home
The multitude of friends of Mrs.
W. H. Rice, Sr., will be delighted
to learn that she returns from San
Francisco tomorrow morning, to
which place she was taken some
time ago for special treatment in
connection with her eyes, and
from whence she returns practi
cally cured. Mr. Rice, and
daughter, Mrs. Ralph Wilcox ac
companied her on the journey.
H. Carls, one of our local bowl
ing experts and all-round good
fellow, returned last Wednesday
from a four month's trip through-'
out Europe.
H. H. B

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