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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 9. NO. 42,
LIIIUE, TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1913
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t , The following is i n part the
..' speech of J. M. Lydgate at the re
cent meeting of the Kauai Cham
ber of Commerce'.' If there is any
thing that is characteristic of these
Islands it is fertility of resource
and enterprise w h e n disaster
threatens us we don't stand round
gaping and helpless, we get in and
do something to avert it. We have
y 'r- been threatened with rein before;
, labor troubles strikes leaf Hopper.
the Borer, fruit fly, and how its
' free sugar. If I know Hawaii she
isn't going to spend all her strength
in berating Wilson and the Demo
crats; she is going to cast about
for means of recovery. And among
the beneficial enterprises to which
we turn with more or less of hope,
' one of the most promising is the
promotion of tourist travel.
We are told by those who are
familiar with this interest, here in
Hawaii, that during the last year
this enterprise has brought to the
loiunua 11U lllllll lilllG lilllllUlI
dollars. Now I want to inquire
"how much- of this three million
dollars did Kauai get?" Naturally
V the lions share of it must go to
Honolulu and the volcano, but we
ought to come in somewhere along-
side of Hawaii and Maui and rural
. ;Oahu. Suppose w e got, not a
quarter on a fifth, but even a tenth
. of this sum that would be a good-
, lv amount $3000,000. Are we like
lv in the ordinary course of things
to get this share? Not unless we
make some effort! We have on the
,whole the finest island of the group
' I Say this advisedly, I know them
all. I was brought up on Hawaii,
I have lived on Oahu and Maui. I
IiW.eJjeeiyH oyer, Molokai, Lanai.
Kahoolawe.'Moiokiiii and even Nii-
halt, and I know whereof I speak,
when I say that we've got the fin
est island of the lot. It is the
"Garden Island," and I am migh
ty glad we have undisputed title
t o that significeut phrase. We
have beautiful scenery, we have
,good roads, we have easy distances.
We have scores of places of inter
est, but what good is it all if 110
one knows about them.
I have no complaint to make
against Honolulu. Some people
seem to think that Honolulu tries
to "hog" the whole thing, to keep
the tourists there to disparage the
other islands and discourage any
attempt to see t' em, I 'don't be
lieve this. So far, certainly as the
Promotion Society is concerned,
they are more loyal to us than we
are to ourselves. Haven, t they
made up an excellent folder about
Kauai selling forth its interests
and attractions when we ourselves
have done nothing. Our interest
is their interest, the larger a guru
gate of interests and attractions
there are on the islands, the more
people are likelv to come an I the
more we will all hj benefited.
But you can't blame Hoiolnlu
and the vole 1110 f jr settli.ig forth
their attractions and making a s
Strang a bid as they can for atten
tion. Naturally every man is going
to advertise his own wares, that is
legitimate business. And they are
doing it! Hawaii has just gotten
out a beautiful illustrated booklet
'of 100 pages, covering in detail
the various interests and attrac
tions of that island and these are
are being destributed with gene
rous wisdom. And with these they
are distributing magnificent fram
ed pictnres, depiching her finest
scenery pictures that make a
strong appeal and a deep impres
sion. The Volcano House, the Vol
cano Stables, the Hilo Railroad,
the' Oahu Railway, and even Maui
have pai l agents in Honolulu di
verting tourist travel their way.
Oahu is right there with the first
whack at the tourist beguiling him
to spend his money on round the
island trips, Haleiwa, Manoa, Wai
kiki, etc. Where does Kauai come
in? Kauai doesn't come in at all.
Not because the rest do her out of
her rights, but because she
heard from. So this three million
dollars goes some other way audi Maui and Oahu. We've g t the
we don't. get it. And perhaps wc'ood w,HU we ,,ee(J t0 do is a(l'
don't deserve it. We have got to
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ieu up our voices and makei
selves heard, alongside of Ilhwaii,
After sevcial weeks spent partly
in Hanalei and Ilaena and partly
among the picturesque scenes of the
Olokele Canyon, Artist Hitchcock
returned to Lihue with a number
of splended paintings, which were
exhibited during the latter part of
last week at the home of Mr. and
Twenty three pictures formed
the aggregate of the exhibit about
half being painted from scenes on
the Hanalei side and the other half
from the Olokele can von.
The Hanalei pictures were i f
anything the more impressive
several being of very pretentions
Kour new scenes found inimedi
ate and ready buvers among Mr.
Hitchcock's local admirers, while
the remainder accompanied .him
Altogether a very fine exhibi
was enjoyed; by a large number of
visitors who took advantage o f
this rare opportunity of a delight
ful glimpse into the realms of art
An event ot general interest to
the Garden Island took place last
Thursday in Honolulu.
This was the marriage of Miss
Mary Mc Clean to Mr, Clarence
Girvin of Koloa.
The .ceremony took place at the
Central Union Church only the fa
mily and a few intimate friends be
.After the ceiemony the young
people motored to Haleiwa where
they are speuding their honeymoon.
- Mr. and Airs Girvin !pre 'expec
ted back 'shortly and will take up
their residence in Koloa.
Record Freight For Ahukin
The largest freight ever handled
at Ahukini is being discharged from
the schooner Ben Dickson now' ly
ing at that harbor. This trim ves
sel brought 500,000 feet of lumberi
from the sound consigned to thq
Lihtie Store Manager Rohrig is!
thinking ot having a few additional
acres set aside as a lumber vard to
dispose ot this material. The Ben
Dickson arrived last Monday hav
ing been 28 days out, this unusu
al long trip being due to some
what contrary weather encountered
during the early part of the voyage.
The New Court House
The work on the new court house
in spite of having been held up
somewhat by delay in the pluinm
ers arrival from town, is making
rapid strides, the concrete now ha
ving been poured to a rough first
floor level. This operation will now
be discontinued while wood forms
and steel reinforcements are being
erected to the second floor level, to
which height concrete will probab
ly be poured by the end of the mon
th. Stipt. Davenport confidently ex
pects to have a roof nn the new
building bv Christmas,
De Bretteville's Return
Mr. and Mrs, De Brettsville re
turned on the Kinau last Wednes
day, after having been absent for
three months in California, where
they report having spent a most
Paul Schmidt, the genial repre
sentative of Hackfeld's and Co., is
with us again making his usual
Miss Vclma Strayne sister to
Mrs. Dr. Glaisyer arrived here last
week having come direct from New
York, Miss Stravne has been won
over by our pleasant isle; and has
decided to stav here permanently re
1 sesidiug at her sister's home.
ciua'. mem. im u we iiou a'i-
1 vertise them we
we are now.
HOLDS THIRD REGULAR MEETING
Meeting called to order at 10
o'clock A. M. by the president,
Mr II . Rohrig.
The minutes of the last previous
meeting were read by the Secretary
Mr. Kmest Behr, and upon mo
tion, duly seconded were adopted
Mr. Ernest Behr stated that he
would soon depart for the 'coast
and for that reason tendered his
resignation as Secretary of the
The president thereupon called
for nominations for the office of
Secretary of the Chamber.
Mr. P. h. Rice nominated Mu
Chas. H. Wilcox, which nomina
tion was dulv seconded.
Mr. Chas. H. Wilcox nominated
Mr. P. L. Rice and this nomina
tion was also seconded.
Mr. C. W. Spitz moved that
nominations close, the motion be
ing duly seconded
This motion was' then voted up
on and carried.
A ballot was then taken and Mr.
P. Iy. Rice was declared elected. '
Mr. Rohrig then made a brief
report on the Inter-Island Conven
tion of Commercial bodies held at
Honolulu on September 17th, 1913.
Mr. H. D. Wishard, Chairman
of the Kauai County Board of Su
pervisors, stated that the Honolu
1 u Promotion Committee had
written the Board of Supervisors
requesting that the latter make a
monthly contribution to said Pro
motion Committee and h e there
fore asked that the Chamber of
Commerce pass a resolution
expressing the sentiments of its
members in regard to such an ap
propriation. .ReVwJ. .M;, .Lvdgate. gave a re-i
sume of what the Inter-Island
Convention in Honolulu had ac
complished in the way of promot
ing the "get together" spirit.
Mr. C. W. Spitz moved that the
committee o n promotion should
meet and talk over with the Board
of Supervisors, at the latter's next
meeting, the question of the con
tribution requested by the Hono
lulu Promotion Committee.
After some discussion Mr. Spitz
The First Ascent Of Waialeale
Continued from lust week.
Tlii.w wens a number of lit 1 1 u
brown birds, resembling very much the
Wren, hopping about among the hushed;
their Hawaiian ,nuine i s Akekee; the
natives formerly worshipped them us the
gods of the Kutihiwi, and to this day the
undent Miperstition clings to them that if
one of this birds be killed a terrible tem
pi's t will burst upon the head of the
luckle.-s oll'ender and compel him to beat
a huty retreat.
Our next hrcuthujg pluee wus 011 the
brink of a huge amphitheater at a place
called Iltdeokuuuu; the scenery us lieheld
lrom this point wus exceedingly tine; we
looked down into the circular valley Home
thousand feet in depth and two or three
miles in diameter, lrom the green sides
of which nuinlers of silver cuscudes were
To attempt to describe every object of
interest an,, to nortruv ewrv rcnmrkuble
scene with which wo were brought into)
ciintact would !e tedious. We continued
"marclung on," now on the ton of a
narrow ridge, and then in deep gloom at
the bottom of some durk ravine, at one
moment clambering over the prostrate
trunk of a deceased old 'Monarch of the
1'orests; and utthenext, sinking up to the
knees in a deceptive quagmire.
In onu of the little vullevs which we
hud occasion to cross, culled by the abo
rigines AVailenalenu, (Yellow Water,) we
found growing in great profusion in the
strewn and on its banks, u rumarkublu
plant which appeared to lx new to all
the party excepting the Kumuainas. It is
culled the Aix'-ape, und in the length of
the stulks, which is often twenty feet or
over, und the size of the leaves, it lx'urs
some resemblance to the Ajx', of which
the natives suppose it to be a variety;
still then- is a ereut diU'erenrc lictweeii
I be two plants. By un accurate meu-'uri'-
mcnt of one of the first leaves which
came to lianil we lound it to lie j n-t six
feet in diameter; the leaf is round, and
is attuc'ied to the stem in the centre, or
as a botanist would say, is jK'ltate; in
extiire it bus no rcseinblunce whatever
to the Aw, hut in this resix'et N very
similar to a squash leaf. The tlower is
very unique, consisting of a stalk about
four feet in length from which radiate
the n'dicils, each surmounted by a bright
crimson llowcr alxiut the size und liriu
of a pea.
iiy noon our ;arty reached the cave 0!
withdrew his motion and suggest
ed Hint till' Hint tor li tnt-on im
' . ..w .Mivt.11 j 1 uini 1
Dr. Putinan stated that he heart i-fl
iy upprovcu 01 me county contrw
bitting n s requested and uioveij
that a resolution be passtd accord
Mr. Lvdgale' amended this 1110-
f.oii to read, Resolved that
iv n u a iv uuamuer o t uomnierce
urgently frqitests the Board of Sit
pervisorslffch'e county of Kauai to
assist (t he Hawaii Promotion Com
mittee with a regular and generous
The" amendment was accepted
4intl the motion duly seconded and
carried as amended.
"jjl r. Lydgate reported that the
Clunuber's committee on promo
,thj"j)j had carefully inspected and
corrected the Kauai folder sub
mitted by the Hawaii Promotion
Committee and had returned same.
A Schedule of rates and plan for
excursions to Kauai was submitted
And filed and upon request was
'read by, the Secretary.
ur wisnaru muveu uiai a re
solution be- passed asking the In
,terjIsland -Steam Navigation Co. to
issue ,afiv9ecial round trip ticket
Mr. Spitz stated that the steam
ship company was already doing
something of the kind.
Mr. Wishard thereupon with
drew his motion.
The Chair suggested discussion
relative to securing better steam
Mr. Coney stated that some
time ago he had a conversation
with Mr. G. N. Wilcox relative to
the matter and the latter had
suggested a plan for having three
phssenger boats weekly. ieach way,
between Honolulu andNaviliwili'.
Mr. Spitz moved that the com
mittee o n transportation confer
with the Inter-Island Steam Navi
gation Co. on the question of
better transportation and report at
the next meeting.
Motion seconded by Mr. J. M.
Lydgate, voted upon and carried.
Mr. Rohrig suggested that signs
or guide posts be placed at corners
Continued on insert.
Keaku; it is situated on the eastern side
of a narrow valley called Kuiliili, about
half-way up the pali. As wo seated our
selves in its cool shude to cut dinner we
were interested by unccdotes related by
our guides in regurd to ancient Hawaiian
kings and queens who had made this
same cave their resting place while on a
pilgrimage like ours.
At two o'clock, invigorated by food und
repose wo set oil' again, leaving all our
men but four to s)end the night at the
cave and follow in the morning. The
forest liecame wilder, and the country
more broken than ever; not far from the
cave we descended into a deep ravine and
traveled in the bed of the stream for
about a mile, sometimes jumping from
one moss-covered stone to another at an
imminent risk of slipping heels over head
into the chilly water, and sometimes
wading with complete abandon through
the sparkling lltiid, where it was not
over our knees in depth, to the inevit
able deterioration of shoe leather. On
leuving this stream we ascended once
more t o the highlands and traveled
directly east. The guide showed ua the
spot where a man, in attempting to cross
over to Hanalei alone, was overcome by
exhaustion and the aold and hud lain
down and died.
The smooth sloping sides of Waialeale
soon greeted our delighted eyes, and in a
short time, in crossing the Wainiha
stream, wo said "an revoir" to the old
woods, and found ourselves en an open
plain, which had a gentle inclination to
the west, and was covered with coarse
grass; here and there were clumps of
bushes, principally lehua and ohelo,
a 11 d scattering everywhere were wild
flowers, home of them vying in Ix'iiuty
and delicacy with the rarest geina of the
garden. In low and swampysjiots asinull
variety of silver sword was growing in
such profusion that the ground seemed
uhno-t covered with a mantle of snow.
This whole vicinity would be, as was re
marked by one of the company, un in
teresting liield for the explorutions of a
After crossing the windings of the Wai
niha twice more our guide told us we hud
better pitch our tent, us we could find no
better camping place further on; we hud
lieen exiiecting to guin the summit lie
fore durk, but he assured us that it was
still a long ways oil', and could not lie
reached by daylight. He either lied to
us (ir else hud forgotten the distunce,
for we were made quite indignant the
Continued on page 4.
y An enormous project for some
time under contemplation, which
has as its object, the carrying of
Lihue plantation's surplus water
from the vicinitj of the Waiahe's
source to Koloa; then to be utilized
by Koloa plantation for irrigation
purposes, has now come to a lies.
-Lhc, .facilities afforded by this
additional and almost one might
say unlimited source of water, will
be of tremendous value to Koloa
plantation, which crop was consi
derably set back this vear by lack
The undertaking which is of no
small dimensions has been'planned
bv engineer Jorgensen, and is esti
mated to cost in the vicinity of
Many miles of tuneUing v.'ill be
necessary to conduct this stream
to Koloa, some of the tunnels
having to be ot considerable
It is understand that the Lihue
plantation Co. is putting up the
capital for this undertaking the
same to be gradually paid off with
interest and rental.
Mr. Weber is now in town com
pleting arrangements, and procur
i n g the necessary equipment;
to immediate launch the enterprise.
Weinzheimer Joins Benedicts
A surprise to all except' their
mos,t intimate friends was the sud
den news of the marriage of Miss
Minke Glade.and Mi Weinzheimer.
We learnthat they 'simply made
uy their minds and called: in the
Mf Wenzheimef;. who -is. well
"Known "in. Kauaf is' now manager
of Pionee Mill Co., at Lahainn
where the pair will make their
The Ilima Club gave its first
dance since the summer holidays
last Saturday evening. A delight
ful time was enjoyed by a large
number of club members and
Owing to a regretable delay in
trnnsmiting the invitation, the
"Ou Club" members were unable
to enjoy the Ilima's hospitality
much to the former's disappoint
ment. Amateur Play Is Rumored
There is a rumor to the effect
that an amateur performance may
be given by a number of Lihue's
enthusiatic society members, on the
occasion of the Bazaar on Dec. 6th.
The " Meistershaft'' is mentioned
as a possible play to be staged.
The quality of local talent is well
known, and we hope to have the
pleasure of witnessing a perfor
mance whoe success is pre- ass
ured. Next Sunday's Service
Rev. Savior of Kaimuki, Hono
lulu, will arrive at Lihue Friday
24th. He will hold services at the
Iyihue church on Sunday 26. Mr.
Saylor will extend his visit to other
parts of the island.
H. S. Decker of the White Sew
ing Machine Co., is making a call
on our island.
F. W. Wichman is making the
tour of Kauai with a very fine as
sortment of Christmas Jewelry.
Lee Austin with his nifty Hud
son is again paying his regular vi
sit to our merchants.
Win. R. Bisho and Joseph Cor-
reira, pressman in the employ of
the Star-Bulletin Publishing Co..
are spending the week on Kauai.
Remember please remember,
And note it down with care,
The sixth day of December
Is fixed on for the fair.
You bet it will be "some"
Take our advice and come
Don't fail, with cash, to be there.
1 The regular
ing of the association of the
cntirenes ot Kauai met during the
last week at Kapaa where elabor
ate nrenaritioim hnd
. "v. 1. . liitlUC
or recentiunathl fnt..rt; ...
t the delegates whocnmcfrmti nil
:arts ot the island. AMm
matteis of interest the following
m.iy be mentioned. '
The secretaty of the Hawaiian
Board catlcd'attention trf th. f,.
that, the current year would show
considerable tallmtr off 11 th re
sources of the hoard, and therefore
it would devolve on the oliiirrJ,c
to render a larger measure of as
sistance. He was accordingly ask
ing from the' various churches
throughout the islands, a contri
bution of out dollar per nipnihfr
per year, a burden which nrlv
ought not to be considered exces
An analysis of the mntriiuiHo,,Q
of the lust vear shrm-rH tlmt i.
churches did not averacr 50c ' ner
member and many of them much
less than this. A resolution was
passed requesting the churches to
make this contribution.
A novel feature of the' association
was the presence ot a Filipino con
tingent under Jose Alba who has
been commissioned by the buard
to conduct this work on Kauai. He
is an orator in visayan and a master
pantomimist as well, vou couldn't
understand his speech but you
could tell what he was saving from
the graphic quality of his action.
The great need of a new church
at the Leper Settlement of Kalau
papa was set forth the present
church is falling down with trreat
holes in the roof and rickety un
certain floors. About $3000 has
been raisedlhroughou't the islands
and about the same amount addi
tional is required. Kauai churchei
have thus far contributed about
S465 and should give about $1000
In connection with t h e con
vention there was an ni-dllxnt
concert on Saturdav evening with
some interesting and affective
tableaux and much excellent sing
ing. On Sunday there was a hitr
Sunday school exhibition repre
sentative of the whole isl.i 11 rl in
which the various schools did them
selves ample credit. No less than
130 participated from Hanalei alone
and goodly numbers from other
parts. Much credit is due the Ka
paa people for the efficient way in
which they handled things a s
hosts. Theis hospitality was both
generous and gracious.
Tennis At Kilauea
A delightful Tennis afternoon
party wps enjoyed last week by a
party consisted of Mrs. C. A. Ric
and daughters. Miss Mc Intyre and
Miss Day, and Messrs C A. Rice
and Grote, who motored over to
Kilauea as guests of Mr. and Mts.
Myers. The visiting players Mr.
Rice and Mr. Grote won from Mr.
Mvers and Mr, Hatfield the score
being 6-0 7-5
Celebrates 60th. Birthday
Last Saturday Mr, Schieber cele
brated his 60th anniversary among
the families more intimate friends.
A most enjoyable evening was
spent by all; and a pleasant surprise
was felt when the Lihue Band put
in an appearance after its regular
concert at the Park. Souza's well
rendered selections for the occasion
were greatly appreciated by guest9
and liost alike, who feted the
''boys" in appropriate style.
Mr. aud Mrs. Behr to Depart
Kauai will shortly lose a valuable
business member in Mr. Ernest
liehr, who will join Mrs. Behr to
reside in California, the latter's
health necessitating this change of
The best wishes of & 1 1 their
friends and the community at
, large well go with the couple.