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of the, future.
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 9. NO. 28.
L1HUE, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. JULY 15, 1913
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GOX DROWNS AT
Gets Into Under-current and Is
Carried Beyond All Possible
Aid And Taken From Water
With Life Extinct.
ALL KAUAI IS IN MOURNING
Funeral Services Will Be Held
At Four O'clock Wednesday
Afternoon at Lihuc Cemetery.
A strong under current and a
heart insufficiently strong to 'offer
resistance is said to be responsible
for the passing away of Ralph L.
Wilcox while in bathing at the
Haena beach about 5:30 p. m. list
Saturday. The news of the un
fortunate affair was seiv to Li hue
relatives in a telephone message
when all hopes for resuscitation
Hon.S. W. Vilco:c accompanied
by his daughter Ma.jel, picked up
Dr. Pulman and hurried to the
scene, arriving about .nine o'clock.
Mr. Wilcox had not been feel
ing well for some tmie and had
gone with a party to Haena for the
week-end, and together witi him
at the time of the accident, were
Mrs. Wilcox and Miss Water
house. Mrs. Scott who sat on the
lanai heard the cries for help and
hurried to the scene. Heroic efforts
were made to reach Mr. Wilcox
by Miss Waterho-use and a Japa
nese boy, but the current was too
much for them, and had it not
been for Mrs. Scott and Louisa
Kelaula, who both threw them
selves into the water, in all proba
bility there would have been three
lives lost instead o f one. Mrs,
Scott with Mrs. Wilcox's assis
tance succeeded i n getting .Mr.
Wilcox ashore where willing and
loving hands with skilled assis
tance did all in their power to re
vive him, lint to no avail lie who
does all things for the best had
taken him home. '
The body was conveyed to Li
hue Sunday forenoon where pri
vate funeral' rigcyices were conduct
ed at the .fhrfi'ly residence under
the directioiV.of Rev. Hans Isen
berg, after wch the remains were
takeii aboard the1 ' Kina'u which
sailed at five o'clock for Honolulu.
Accompanying the remains were
Mrs. R.'L. Wilcox. Miss Mabel
Wilcox,- C. II. Wilcox, Gaylord
Wilcox, Hon. Geo. N. Wilcox, W.
H.'Rice, Ji Hon. J. IT. Coney
and Malcolm Coney.
Cremation took place in Hono
lulu yesterday and the remains
arrived on the W. G. Hall early
this' morning. Funeral services
will be hold at the cemetery in Li
hue' to-morrow Wednesday after
noon at four o'clock, at which all
friends are invited.
. The deceased was a son of Hon.
and Mrs. S. W. Wilcox, was thirty-seven
yesrs of age, and leaves,
besides a mother and father, a wife,
three sisters and two brothers to
mourn his untimely end. He lived
an exemplary life and was connect
ed with all the leading business en
terpiises of the island, being among
other things, General manager for
G. N. Wilcox, treasurer of the Li
hue Ice & Electric Co. , and Audi
tor of The Gakdun Island
Publishing Co. In tlie latter
capacity the editor and manager of
this paper feel that they have lost
a most valuable friend and adviser
The akdkn Island shares the
grief of the relatives and comniu
nitv at large, over the removal
from our midst of such an excal
Ralph Lyman Wilcox was one
of 'the earth's noblemen, and his
influence will be felt here f o
mutiv years. Always quiet, grave,
and thoughtful, he war, a friend
wlr could hi depended upon in
tiniS of need, and his talents, as a
m liter of whatever business he be-
- came interested in will fnuke his
losi a very severe one to the various
companies and organizations with
which he was connected, to say
nothing of his family and friends
His absence will leave a void in the
lifi. n f T.ihiie and t h i s Island
wbii'-h it will be absolutely initios
sible to refill.
BIG ROLLER mm
A nifty little ten-ton ti 1
ler, consigned to tlte,'..o;'
Kauai, was landed at "iSnw
Inst week. Prof. FitbH") y
the mechanical departufeilt'&)W't'2
count5j.'s road force, "ent ovei :i
brotiglit it across to Lihuc. 11 S
said that Pit,, exceeded the spevd
limit with the new toy wagon, and
were it not that he is leav
i u g for an indefinite vacation
which will be spent with his uncle
"Carnegie" on 5th Avenue N.
Y., the sheriff would probably
vestigate the charge Fitz. ic
k. So are his roads.
STOCKHOLDERS IN MEETING
a stock-holders' meeting of j
fi,unTfV Tct A-wn T'nlilieli t no '
Co., held at the Hotel Fairview
last Thursday r.iornin.", it was de
cided to increase the effic.ency of
the job department materially and
to again assume the editorship of
the paper at the expiration pi the
present '.case which will be fan-'
tiarv 1st. 1914. L. -D.-Timmons
now with J.' I. Silva of Kleele, was
spoken of as a candidate for the
editorial department. Mr. Tim
mons is a:: experienced. newspaper
man having been 'connected with
various newspapers in.. Honolulu
for the last twenty years;
GOING ON VACATION
Mr. Mrs. A. -le '
accompanied b v their
Miss Maiid, will ai! from- Hono
lulu to-morrow for San Francisco
where they go to speiidfcn summer
vacation of three months. Mr. de
Bret'tevillc has not been awav from
the Islands for 24 years and is
looking forward with much
pleasure to his coming visit among
the old land marks.
KILLED BY TRAIN
A Japanese child was run over
by a plantation train on, the Koloa
Plantation last Wednesday and wn.u
OUR BIG CANAL
Up until the present time ft has
been thought that t h e Panama
Canal would end the canal business
for this countr , 1ml it seems to
be only a beginning. The question
is asked, if one canal .: good, why
would not two u- 'v: .r? It was
once a matter ot niucn discussion
whether the canal should be across
the Isthmus of Panama, or across
Nicaragua farther north. Now that
the Panama is Hearing completion,
it is wondered whether it would
not be a wise a n d forehanded
policy for Uncle Sam to pre-empt
a site for another canal through
Nicaragua, before someone else
Near the close of the Taft ad
ministration a treaty was negotiat
ed by wdiich Nicaragua was to sell
t o the United .States the canal
rights for $3,000,000. The presi
dent is now urging the senate to
ratify this treaty. This is the onlv
available sight for another canal
north of Panama, and it would
save 2,000 miles in distance for
vessels going from one coast to the
other. We paid S40.000.000 for the
I?reneh rights to the Panama route,
besides a bonus and rental to the
Panama republic. Nicaragua also
offers a naval station on the Gulf
of Fouesca, on the Pacific.
The Nicarnguan minister Dr.
Castrillo, believes that the Nica
raguan, canal will become a neces
sity before many years, and points
to the history of the Pacific rail
roads. Scarcely had one trans
continental route been opened be
fore the need of another was seen.
Hie funeral over the remains of
the late R. L. Wilcox will be held
at the Lihue Cemetery Wednesday
afternoon at four o'clock, under
the direction of Rev. I. M. Lyd
gate and Rev. Hans Iseitberg.
Friends afe invited.
Miss Slender, one of Maui's po
pular young tencher.-i is spending
vacation the guest of Miss
The regular monthly meeting of
the Hoard' of Supervisors of the
County of Kauai was held at the
office of the Board at Lihue on
Wednesday, Iuly 2nd. 1913, at
10:00 A. m.
Present: Mr. H. D. Wishard,
chairman; Fiancis Gav, W. D .
McBryde, J. Von Ekekela, A.
The minutes of the last meetings;
namely of June 4th, and June 17th,
respectively were read and ap
proved, The several bills except o n e
which was presented to the Board
were after careful examination, ap
proved to be paid out of the fol
lowing appropriations, viz:
Salary County Road Supervisors:
Pay of Police:
Discount & Interest
District Court & Jails:
Expenses of Witnesses
Superv'sors " ,
Repair Schools etc:
125 00 '
Special D-'posits Schools:
SurP""t & Maintenance of Prison
County Road Machinery 259.98
Oiling Roads (Rd Tax Spec.
Road Tax Special Deposits
Road Tax Special
Road Tax Spec. Depo. 1,278.47
Roads & Bridges 2,063.96
Road Tax Special Deposits9 25.43
Macadamizing Haena Waikoko
Roads & Bridges 1,421,36
Road Tax Special Deposits
Action on Demand No. 1444 for
$168.60 from K. Ouye and charged
against the account for ' Maca
damizing Lihue, Road Tax Special
Deposits'' was deferred to a future
Financial Reports for the month
of June, 1913, viz. The Treasurer's
(R ). Auditor's (R ), Auditors
Trial Balance Etc, (R ), an'd thb
Joint Report (R ), were duly re
ceived and took the 'usual course.
A request (R 892) from one Mr.
J. Carvalho of Makaweli to be paid
the sum of Fifty Dollars for
damages done to his land at Kblba1
was received and upon the nl'otibn
of Mr. McBryde, duly seconded by
Mr. Gay, it was voted to pdv the
claimant the sum of ten dollars for
the use of his land by the County,
and that the County Road Super
visor remedy the evil complain
ed of thereby placing the gentle
man's land in its former condition.
The Board of 'its own motion re
solved not to build ahy ni o r e
School Houses this year.
Requisitions from the' various
schools and numbered 883, 884,
885, 886, 887, 888, 889, 890, 891,
some for supplies, others for re
pairs etc, were received and re
ferred to the County Road Super
visor for investigation and report
at next meeting.
At 12:00 m. the Board took a
recess for an hour and a half.
Mr. Gay moved that the sum of
$4,175.86 be set apart as Additional
Appropriations for payment of the
June demands and charged against
the following Appropriations, viz:
Discount & Interest .60
Incidentals Supervisors 8.70
Mileage Supervisors 250.00
Office Rent 30.00
Repairs Schools Koloa 110.50
Support of Prisoners 190.70
Waterworks Kalaheo"2, 174.80
Oiling Roads Koloa 60.56
Roads & Bridges Kawaihau
and being seconded by Mr. Mc
Bryde was carried. '
Mr. Oav moved tor the appro
priation as Additional Appropria
tions of the sum of $26,430.00 for
the payment of salaries, labor
wages etc. as follows:
Salary County Road Supervisor
Pay of Police:
Discount & Interest
District Courts & Jails:
Expenses of Witnesses.
Auditor . 400 00
Clerk . 300.00
Road Supervisor 700.00
Mileage, Supervisors 400j66
Office Rent 240. 00
Repairs Schools Etc:
Support of Prisoners 1,500.00
County Road Machinery, 1 Steam
and being seconded by Mr. Eke
kela the same was carried.
The report P 893 of t h
County Road Supervisor for the
month of June, 1913. was dulv re
ceived and ordered placed on file
Allowance for road work in the
different districts for the ensuing
moiun, v general consent, were
limited as follows:
Watmea?Roads & Bridges 600.00
Koloa: do 600.00
ALL BREAKS NECK
A Japanese laborer was killed at
Koloa last Friday afternoon about
half-past four, being thrown from
fertilizer machine the wheels of
which passed over him, breaking
his neck. No one saw the accident,
but it is said that he probably
ropped the lines which became
wound round the wheel, causing
the team to suddenly back, throw
ing the lad from the Seat to the
ground. He died before reaching
Washington, July 6. More
thali half of the population of Ha-
au l s composed r f Japanese,
Chinese and Koreai-s, according
to statistics of the tj rteenth cen
sus. Ui the total population 191,
600, the Japanese number 79,67,
or 41 .5 per cent.
From 1900 to 1910 the Japanese
increased 5.28 per cent. Caucasi
ans number 44,048, being 23 per
cent of the total population. Pure
Hawanans numbered 26,041, a de
crease of 12 6 per cent during ttr
Of the Japanese, males 21 years
old or more, numbering 41,718.
only eleven had become naturaliz-
d. More than half of the entire
population cannot speak English.
Admittedly desirable young lady
with a private fortune would like
popular young bachel r in the
near future as a life companion.
Face and figure essentially satis
factory. Residence. Kauai. Please
ddress Gakdun Island."
OFF TO INDIANA
Frank Crawford, manager of the
Lihue Bank left Saturday for Ho
nolulu from where he expects to
eave shortly for the mainland on
a tour which will include a visit
to most all the eastern and central
states. The most of his time how
ever will be spent in his home
state Indiana. Mr. Crawford wil1
be awayfrom the Islands for about
DROWNED IN MILL POND
A Spanish boy aged about 1 5
ears was drowned Saturday aftei-
noon about 5 o'clock while bath
ing in the pond back of the Lihuc
mill. A younger brother was the
only eye witness to the drowning
ind from what was learned from
him, the unfortunate lad must have
gotten beyond his depth, and be
ing unable to swim, drowned.
THIS IS SOME REVOLVER
A French inventor has made
frightful addition -to the efficacy of
the revolver. A small but power
ful electric light is attached to the
mechanism of a pistol of ordinary
size Bv use of lenses and mirrors
the glare of the circle of light
which thelamp throws is bright
enough to be clearly seen 111 day
light against so dark an object as
a light-colored suit of clothes.
W Now the center of the circle of
light, marked by a black spot by
arrangement of the lenses, isexact
ly the spot where the bullet will
strike. Thus all one has to do is to
place the black center ot the blaz
ing circle of light over the heart
of an adversary and pull the trig
At night the light is shockingly
strong? Experiments with the new
weapon show that perfect green
horns, who have never used a re
yolver in their lives, can shoot far
more accurately than experts using
an ordinary pistol.
MAY BECOME BENEDICT
According to well founded ru
mor, liead car enter tpakling ot
the Koloa Plantation will soon be
come a benedict, the ladv being
liaiuisomc nonoituu lady, 11 o v
visiting relative:', in Ifiln.
Hanaki: do 800.00
Kawaib.au District was allowed
spend money sufficient enough
build the bridge now being bui
across the Kealia river.
At 12: p. m. the meeting was ad
SoiiB & Fernandes Are Gran--ted
Wholesale Liquor Li
cense At Kapaia
Minutes of the special meeting
of tlie Board of License Commis
sioners, County of Kauai, T. H.
held in Lihue on Thursday July '
10th. 1913, due notice of same
having been 1 ublished in the
papers as required by law.
Meeting calkd ,10 order at 10 A.
M. bv Chairman W. H. Rice. Pre
sent G. N. Wilcox, B D. Baldwin,
J. Myers, and W. D. McBryde. W.
H. Rice. Jr., Inspector.
Minutes of the previous meeting
read and upon motion duly approved.
The chairman stated that the
Special meeting had been called to
consider the application of Fer-
naijdes & Souza for a wholesale
liquor license at Kapaia Kauaiy '
H. I he Secretary presented the
application aild bonds as furnish
ed, as also the consent of the' 111a-
ority of the properly holders witli-
a thousand feet of the premises
where the applicants desire to Ido
business and recommended, all re
gulations required by law having
been complied with, that issuance
f the license be granted. He also ,
stated that the applicants had filed
ith their application an instru
ment 111 writing containing the
consent of a majority in number of
the holders of real estate within a
distance of one thousand feet. of. ,
the' premises wherein they desired
to do business and that he had
found that the eonsent of the ma
jority had been obtained, reference
being made to the ruling of the
former Board of Liquor License
Commissioners as to what consti
tuted a holder of real estate.
The Applicants were notified
that in the event of their applica
tion being granted they would have
first to agree to certain conditions
imposed bv the Board, which con
ditions the Secretary was request
ed to read and were as follow:
"In accepting the Wholesale
liquor License it is hereby agreed
by us that if jit any time we are
found soficitirg orders or salesuot
iquorh other than at our establish-
ee place of business and the evi-
ence of such breach of this pro
mise is accepted by the majority
of the Board of Liquor Commis
sioners, we will immediately for
feit the license ana at once close
our business" also: ,
"That from and after the first
day of August 1910 no compound '
ed o r imitation liquors or any
liquors marked misbranded or
type shall be sold within the juns-
divtion of this Board and all licen
sees" are hereby warned against
selling or being in possession of
same after the date mentioned, '
The applicants agreed to the ,
above conditions and stated that
thev wodld subscribe to the same
in the event of tlieir application
-Upon motion duly seconded the
application of Fernandes & Souza
for a Wholesale Liquor License at
Kapaia, Kauai, T. H. was' duly
granted and the license ordered
issued, subject to the signing' of
the above conditions as imposed
bv the Board on all the holders of
Wholesale Liquor Licenses with
in their jurisdiction.
Upon motion the Bond as fur
nished with the National Security
Company as Surety was accepted
and approved and duly file with
A general discussion ensued re
garding conditions of the liquor
traffic 011 the Isjand and sugges
tions were made as t,o . changes
that should be inaugurated -Mid'
new conditions imposed wrie'fi
applications for renewals of licenses'
came up befort the Board.
Upon motion duly seconded the .
meeting adjourned subject to the
call of the chair.
Secretary Board of License Commissioners.
journed subject to the call of the