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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 10. NO. 41.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 20, 1914
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Large Amount Of Business Transacted Re
solutions Passed Which Seem To Offer .
Solution of Waipouli Homesleading
Difficulties Governor Said To
Fortv members attended t h e
business session of the Clmmber of
Commerce held in the Count v
building a t 2:30 last Thursd.iv
afternoon. Besides a lot of routine
business, the delegates to the Maui
Convention reported, five new
members were elected and the im
portant resolutions below were a
dopted. After the minutes of the pre
vious, special meeting and annual
meeting were approved, Frank
Crawford, of the Finance Commit
tee, submitted a report approving
the annual statement, etc., of the
-.treasurer. Report of the Finance
At the suggestion of the Presi
dent, and acquiesenee of the Cham
ber, it was established as a per
manent rule that in future all bills,
financial matters. etc., be passed up
on by the Finance Committee
before being' paid by the treasurer.
, " Mr. G. P. Wilcox, for the-Committee
on Commerce, Manufacture
and Agriculture; Mr. H. D. Wish
ard, for the Committee on Har
bors, Shipping and Transport
ation; Mi. J. H. Coney, for the
Committee on Legislation; Mr. W.
H. Rice, Jr., for the Committee on
Entertainment all reported satis
factory progress. Mr. Chas. II.
Wilcox, chairman of the Commit
tee on Local Promotion, reported
the receipt of two sets of the Baker
views of Kauai, framed and ready
Mr. Lydgate, being called on
i for a more extended statement res
pecting the Baker views, spoke at
oui length in regard to the work
of Mr. Baker in connection with
the matter, and stated that the
pictures would cost the Chamber
$5 per set. It was purposed to use
the sets in the hotels of Honolulu
and perhaps elsewhere. He alsoj
reported a framed set of three Ad.
Club pictures, taken on Kauai, j
which Mr. Baker presented free of
The view s were formally accept
ed, and, on motion of Mr. Lyd-
gate, the treasurer was authorized
to pay the bill for same. At the I
same time a vote of thanks was
extended to Mr. Baker for the free
The President reported the by
laws as having been printed and
distribii ed, and remarked that one
of the committees provided for
(Misc.!!. '.neons Committee) had
not be ii appointed. He thereupon
named Jlus. A. Rice to be chair
man; K Roendahl, of Eleele, and
(Dr. A. II. Waterhouse, of Koloa.
This committee is quite an im
portant one. in that it will be call
ed upon to handle a large number
of matters that do not properly be
long to either of the other commit
tees. Mr. Broad bent, for the Bostou
ians Committee, reported that the
Bostonians had been guaranteed
$800 for the trip over here, and
that $880 was turned over to the
manager. On the'same subject,
Mr. James Donald reported that
Koloa had responded excellently
in support of the entertainment
given by the Bostouians there, and
that everybody was satisfied.
The following applications for
membership were reported upon
favorably by the Membership
Committee (K. II. Brodie, chair
man), and the persons named were
elected by unanimous vote: Cyril
O. Smith, K alia; F. Rutsch, H.
Wolters and H. Andermaun, Jr.,
Hanamaulu; George Bertram, Wai
mea. CIVIC CONVENTION.
Messers. J. M. Lydgate. L. A.
Dickey, Win. Ebeliug and J. I.
Silva made individual reports on
the Civic Convention, held at Wai
luku, Maui, which they had at
tended as delegates from I h e
Chamber. Mr. Lydgate went quite
extensively into the general busi
ness of the Convention and its ac
complishments, and made the for
mal report that the next Conven
tion would come to Kauai. Judge
Dickey narrated incidents and des
cribed features which impressed
him most; and Mr. Ebeliug re
ported o n the hat bands and
badges, which he had so thought
The President suggested that a
committee be appointed to at once
begin the work of assembling data
concerning all previous conven
tions held; copies of all programs,
papers read, reports of discussions,
resolutions, etc., in order that the
same might be "on tap" when re
quired; the committee to make a
preliminary report at the regular
meeting in December. This sug
gestion was approved and the fol
lowing committee was appointed:
H. D. Wishard, chairman; and H.
Rohrig, Lihuc; E. A. Knudsen,
Kekaha; J. K. Farley, Koloa: and
J. M. Lydgate, Lihue.
President Putman reminded the
Chamber that a former resolution
requiring each member to report
the name of one applicant for
membership was still in force, and
that the names would be ..ailed for
at the next meeting.
Mr. Lydgate moved the appoint
ment of a committee of advisory
censors of motion picture shows,
and the following were uani"d:
Rev. C. D. Milliken, Wainita; C.
B. Morse, Eleele; John Bush, Ko
loa; W. C. Avery, Lihue, and Dr.
K. Hofmann, Kealia.
Mr. Broadbent thereupon r.ad
"WHEREAS, in an effort to
carry out a definite homestead
policy; the Territory of Hawaii
has thrown open much first-class
agricultural lauds on the Isl.uitt of
Kauai, and certain tracts suitable
tor the growing of sugar-cane and
pineapples, particularly Waipouli,
Olehena and Kapaa which have
already been taken up and are mnv
held by bona fide homesteader:,;
"WHEREAS, in the working
of the lands last mentioned it de
velops now that because ot a lack
of transportation'and shipping facil
ities sufficient to enable the grow
ers on the lands to mill or market
their crops, the homesteaders will,
unless relief is afforded them, be
forced to abandon their crops and
desert their holdings: and
Continued on page 3
ON THE GREAT WAR
At t h e Lihue Union church
Sunday morning Rev. J. M. Lyd
gate dealt directly with the great
war now in progress in Europe.
Taking Ps. 76.16 for his text, he
The evils of war are very evi
dent, the wanton destruction o f
life and property-the bitteruess-the
suffering-thc sorrow, the wrecked
cities-the blighted lands--the ruin
ed homes--t he aftermath of dis
ease and crime and insanity.. All
these things we will hear of with
increasing emphasis and an increas
ing vividness of detail.
No human being I can well be
lieve, would invoke war for any
fruitage of good that it may bear
incidentally a n y more than he,
would invoke plague or any other
terrible disaster. And yet since
war is upon us, and we cannot es
cape it, since its evils arc inevita
ble, may we not wisely look a lit
tle at the other side of the shield?
Perhaps you will say there .is no
other side, and it is but a fatuous
optimism that would seek for it.
At first sight, perhaps, this would
seem so. but when we look more
carefully I think wc can find some
silver lining even to the dark
clouds of war. .
One o f the deplorable, things
about war is the wanton destruc
tion of material wealth, accumu
lated with paintul industry through
decades-it mav be centuries-of en
terprise. This is crystalized hu
man endeavor, human sweat and
blood and brains. To fling it away
is to turn back the hands on the
dial of civilization.
Yet after all is it so important?
Some of our old ancestral homes
are fairly stocked up, cluttered up,
with the inheritance of generations
old furniture, old pictures, old
brie a brae, old worm eaten books
which no one has the courage to
burn up or throw away, and which
yet cumber the lives of the owners,
and deflect their energies from
better things because they must
take care of these things. Really,
a fire, a destructive fire, that
would sweep away a lot of this
accumulated junk, in the final is-
Vue, isn't a bad thing.
Of course no one would advo
cate it in advance, but when it
conies, and does its work, then
you realize that i t isn't a bad
thing after all.
The accumulated wealth of ma
terial things stored up by other
generations, means of good per
haps to them but only an heiiloom
-perhaps only bric-a-bric to us -is
this after all a thing of value to
us? Is is not possible that these
Continued on page 4.
Next Sundays Baseball
The games next Sunday after
noon in the Lihue baseball league
will be as follows: Hawaiis vs.
Germans, at 1:30; Huleias vs.
Japanese, at 3:30.
The dining room of the Waimea
Hotel has been considerably en
larged by the absorption of a sec
tion of t h e veranda. Manager
Oliver explains that he is prepar
ing for the flood of tourist travel,
said to be headed this way.
Brodie At Kekaha, October 15,
1914, to the wife of Alexander
Brodie, a son. Weight, 1 1 pounds.
SEE LIE SCHOOL
All of the teachers of the Wai
mea school came over to Lihue
last Thursday and spent the fore
noon visiting the Lihuc school,
and in the afternoon look in the
Hanamaulu school. In the party
were Mr. and Mrs. II . C Brown,
Miss Cummi'.tgs, ' Miss Jackson,
Mrs Wright, Missess Estives,
Johnson, Meta and Wilhelmina
Meugler and Akina.
They had an enjoyable 1jv of it
and all expressed themselves as
having gathered manv new ideas as
a resulc of the tour. The idea of
teachers visiting other schools is
not entirch new, but interest in
the matter is now taking on fresh
vigor. Up to now, Waimea school
is the only one to adopt it. it is
anticipated that others will fall in
to line as soon as thev come to ap
preciateits merits and value.
The teachers plan and carry out
these visits on their own initiative.
In order to make the tours possible,
it is necesarv for tlk-m to teach
one Saturday for each school day
BAD SCHEIE TO
SWEAR II KOLOA
Two Spanish women were arrest
ed in Koloa for nrofanitv. Ordinari-
Jy Jadies are not supposed to swear;
but it is claimed that these two cut
loose and made the air fairly blue
with bad words. And the onlv.w.iy
the police could stop the eruption
was to pack the irate dames off to
the "cooler." .
The account of the language us
ed bv the women so shocked the
court that they were given $30
each and costs.
But the trouble did not end
there. Each woman had two chil
dren, and it developed that the
fathers of the children were not
properly looking out for them.
The police thereupon rounded up
the dads and brought them into
court. One of the men disclaim
ed the childre.i, but there was no
trouble proving his identity and he
was given two months in Lihue
jail. The other entered a plea of
guiliy and wa'i given one tumuli in
A Coming Lecture
Mr. G. K. Larrison, of the
Geodetic Survey, will give an il
lustrated lecture in Lihue Social
Hall Thursday evening, beginning
at 8 o'clock.on the subject of
' ' Water Resources' ' . The lecture,
which will be free to the public,
will be under the auspices of the
Mokihana Club. Mr. Larrison is
an authority on the f-nh.jt.rt select
ed, and his lecture will undoubted
ly be both interesting and instruc
tive. Waimea Police Court
Last Wednesday the Waimea
police raided a gambling game at
Pakala Camp and sifted out from
the bunch five Japanese from Mc
Bryde plantation who had gone
over thereto make a little easy
money (it being pay day at Makn-
weli). When the cases were call
ed in the court, the men failed to
answer and their bail nionev was
Two Japanese loafers around
Waimea were taken into custody
by Deputy Sheriff Ciowell on a
charge of vagrancy. One was
given four months in the jail at
Lihuc. The other was fined $25.
A convention of Kauai churches
will be held in the Hawaiian
church at Wninien this week, be
ginning tomorrow morning. Dele
gates from al! over Kauai, as
well as church leaders from Hono
lulu, will be in attendance.
ffjjlis 0 mm liillul
Sugar: Raws, 4.45.
London The Magistrates declare that the onslaught on German
shopkeepers in London is a disgrace to England. They have refused
f.o relink the rioters to bail and have ordered them confined in jail un
Many German residents have bait leaded their doois, fearing at
tacks from mobs. The press and responsible people stronglv deprecate
alti.cks and demand apprehension of the gttiltv parties.
According to icports from coi respondents at Dunkirk, the Allies
have recaptured Ostend, driving the Geimans back to Breedene.
Battery of Germans used before St. , Mihiel. with fifteen rapid
tirers, has been destroyed.
Heavy fighting between Ypres and Funics, through Dixmund,
many German wounded brought to Bruges and Ostetid. Practically ev
en German in Belgium is on the fighting line, the number west of
Antwerp being inconsiderable.
Washington- Sharply contradictory reports are received from
south west Belgium. According to German despatches, troops of tl e
Kaiser have reached Dunkirk, while French despatches state that Iki
giaus, with the aid of landing parties from British warships, have driv
en back the German advance.
Beilin says enemy's attacks west and northwest have been repuls
ed, with heavv losses. No change in eastern arena.
Paris reports are similar to those iroui British sources to the Em
bassy. Between river Lys and La Basse, canal troops are drawing
closer to Lille, fighting in manv places being hand to hand.
Tokio A temporary landing stage erected at Lassha U Bay.
coHiipsed vestcrdav during a typhoon and twenty Japanese sailors
Landoir Despatches from Petrograd say that German-Austrian
invasion of Poland resulted in complete failure, and defeat of the German-Austrian
army on a huge scale is imminent. The Germans have
been driven back for miles in line from Warsaw to Galician boundary.
Hundred" of thousands of Belgians have left Belgium in the last
few days and thev are still leaving. Toicare for them is the problem.
Many plan exodus to America.
Germany concurs in the agreement to permit Americans to land
supplies in Belgium.
WHY, OF COURSE
Mexico Ci t Cnrranza indicated vestcrdav that he has no inten
tion of being' bound by any of the agreements between the mediators
at the.Agua Calieutes convention, and wants to know bv what authority
the delegates at the convention aic assuming supreme control of the
Los Angeles Frederick Sheppei d. prominent lawyer, has been
irrested for smuggling opium. lie is a candidate for the Assembly.
Honolulu The F.Iks nave received news that Fred J. Church
died in an Alabama town August 27.
The mill engineers, who have been having a big time, are down to
hard work today.
The question of changing hands of the clock will be definitely de
cided by business men next week.
Continued on page 5.
DID MD il
Mrs. E. A. Knudsen, Kekaha.
was given a "s rprisc party"
Saturday evening, the occasion be
ing her birth anniversary. Al
though the number of callers was
not large, all had a most enjoy
Earlier in the evening,. Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. A. Ri;e and Dr. and
Mrs. Putman, were entertained at
dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Knudsen.
Later, the others arrived. Dancing
on the veranda was the main fea
ture of the succeeding hours.
Those present besides the host
and hostess were: Dr. and Mrs.
Ptitinaii, Chas. A. and Mis. Rice,
Miss L'Oningc. GuvRauken; Mi's"s
Marie Anderson, of Hanapepe; E.
Mahluin, of Waimea; Messrs.
Aaser and A. G. Hiine, of Keka
ha; Misses Day and Jordan, and
Messrs. W. II. Grote. F. C. Mor
row and H. Vincent, of Lihue.
Telephone Pay Stations
Not le-ss than Iwentv-six tele
phones of the island, located princi
pally at hotels and stores, have
been made '"pay stations" bv the
telephone company; ami non-subscribers
are forbidden the use of
Mr. and Mis. W. H. Rice. Sr..
observed their wedding anniver
sary on Saturday in the way of a
'dinner to the members of the Rice
S 60,000 CASE
The lota! pack of the pineapple
cannery of the Kauai Fruit & Land
Company this season was 66,000
cases. Of the lot. 30,500 cases have
been shipped; 5.500 cases will go
out by the Hvades the last of this
week, and there are 30,000 cases
in the warehouse, to be shipp;d
The fruit this season has been
very good, and yields satisfactory.
On account of the very low prices,
however, little or no money has
W. D. McBryde, manager of the
Kauai Fruit it Land Company,
went to town Saturday for a cou
ple of wc k's rest, after the stre
nous packing nainpaigu.
Superintendent J. W. Rath, of
the cannery, also went to town at
the same time, to spend a week.
Charles Notlev, Home Rule
leader, failed to file his papers as
a candidate for Congress and is
consequently out of the running.
Kahatilelio, candidate for the La
hui party in the primary, also did
for the coining teachers' conven
tion, which will be held in Febru
ary at Kap.ia. The present indi
cations are that it will be the most
elaborate and iisteresting session