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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 10.
.Tlie Chamber of Commerce held
.meeting in the county building nt
f 2:30 last Thursday afternoon and
rushed through a number of minor
Mr. Lydgatc, for the committee
appointed to assemble data that
might be useful in shaping out a
program for the Civic Convention,
which will meet in Lihue next
autumn, reported having received
certain statistics from Chairman
Baldwin, of the Maui convention,
which proved to be in line with the
duties intended for this committee.
rTlie committee was continued in
office, the assumption being
that it will continue its work along
the lines indicated in this prelimi
Mr. Wishard reported on work
being done on the wharf at Nawi
liwili and tentative plans of the
government in regard to koloa
and Waimea wharves.
Mr. Lydgatc read the paper pre-
nted below on the subject of
Village Improvement", which
was much enjoyed, the. suggestions
contained therein meeting with
hearty approval. On motion of Mr.
H. Rohrig, the sum of $100 was
appropriated for carrying out the
O H. Miiref fnr tlif rnmniittee
. . ,
' on advisory censorship of picture
shows, submitted a very interest
ing report which will be published
President Putnian reported on
the tour of Dr. Stubbs
Mr. Lydgatc introduced the sub
ject of a float for the Carnival in
Honolulu, and remarked that he
would forestall any arrangements
for such a float by saying that he
would oppose undertaking the fea
ture again, His position in the
matter seemed to meet with gener
Mr. Lydgate's report, mentioned
above, was as follows:
The conditions with regard to
Village Improvement are some
what peculiar in this community.
In most village, or even semi-rural,
communities the householders are
very largely property owners,
with that large and abiding inter
est which ownership gives. Here
as a rule, the property owners .are
a few wealthy corporations or in
dividuals, whose residence and
interest are abiding and other peo
ple are more or less birds of pas
sage not disposed to lay up trea
sure in other people's baskets, or
invest it, more or less unprofitably
where it cannot be got out in an
emergency. The tenant is preverb
ially indifferent to the improve
ment of the property he occupies.
Continued on page 6
iThe Kauai Historical Societv
he 1 d a delightfully interesting
meeting in the Lihue Library last
Thursday evening, there being a
large attendance. The main fea
ture of the evening was a paper
by Mis. W. II. Rice, Jr., (which,
it is hoped, may be published in
these columns later) on the his
W. H. Rice, Sr., Rev. Hms
Isenberg, Mrs. Isenberg, Mrs W.
H. Rice, George N. Wilcox, Hon.
P. D. R. Isenberg, of HouoluUi,
S. W. Wilcox and others partici
pated in the discussion and related
iucideuts of historical interest,
The Hawaii Baseball Club had a
grand lua and dance in Hnle Ho
oni Friday night, complimentary
to its friends. Quite a large number
of people of all nationalities were
present, baseball enthusiasts parti
cularly being out in fotce.
The first chapter consisted of a
real, old-fashioned luatt, arranged
on tables at one'side of the spacious
hall It is needless to say that this
feature was much enjoyed.
Dancing followed and was kept
up until quite a late hour. Music
during the entire evening was sup
plied by Souza's band.
Wants Larger Navy
President Wilson is evidently
strongly in favor of a greater navy
for the United States. In his mes
sage to Congress last Tuesday he
"We will have to enlarge the
fleet greatly if we are to be expect
ed to protect American interests
against possible combinations that
might be brought against us, or if
we are to control the ocean. To
fulfill our part in the defense of
the United States the fleet would
have to take the offensive, and we
could only do that if our fleet were
The Band Fund
Following is a complete list of
those subscribing to the fund for
the "Merry Christmas" of the Ka
R. W. T Purvis, Geo. N. Wil
cox, A. S. Wilcox, Mrs. R. L.
Wilcox, A. D. Hills, Frank Craw
ford, Anton Theilen, EI. D. Wish
ard, Miss Mumford, A. de Brette
ville, C.H.Wilcox, Harold Morgan,
H. Rohrig, Mrs. Wm. Hyde Rice,
F. Weber, S. W. Wilcox, W. N.
Stewart, J. A. Hogg. F. Carter,
F. C. Morrow, Dr. Puttuau, C, S.
Christian, Louis Wiebke, H.
Schultz, F. Rutsch, E. de Lacey,
F. Winter, Wm. Kassebeer, Rev.
Hans Isenberg, Lihue Plantation
Co., Ltd., Wm.Schieber, H. Wol
ters and C. A. Rice.
Charged With Forgery
Henry Waiau, formerly a cleik
in the Sheriff's office, has been
committed by the Lihue district
magistrate to the grand jury, the
charge being forgery. It is alleg
ed that Waiau signed the Sheriff's
name to a receipt. Bail has been
fixed at $500.
Lihue Store Art
C. W. Windas, the artist and
cartoonist, who is now conucctad
with Grove Farm, has decorated
the outer windows and inner mir
rors of Lihue Store with splendid
Christmas pictures, done in water
colors. The pictures are novel and
striking, and are attracting much
A Christmas Tree
The Lihue Hawaiian church had
delightful Christmas-tree exercises
in Lihue Social hall Saturday
evening. Miss Elsie Wilcox ar
ranged the affair.
Manager J. W. Rath of the La
wai cannery, will go to Honolulu
tonight to spend the holidays
Mrs. and Miss Rath are already
UIIUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF
TODAY'S AND LATEST
London Offensive movements of the Allies have resulted in small
gains at several points, and reverses in Flanders earlv Monday morning
have been overcome. The Allies made an aerial raid on the Zeppelin
sheds at Brussels, diopping bombs upon and setting fire to them "At
the same time air men raided Belgian coast positions of the Germans,
inflicting damage with well placed missiles.
British warships are again bombarding Zeebrugge and Heyst, as
well as other coast points occtipid by Germans northeast of Ostend.
Attempt is being made to drive Germans from Belgium and France;
situation is so cerious the Kaiser has gone to the front with the Chan
cellor. Offensive movements of the Allies have brought on fierce fight
ing. Berlin also reports several successes.
Sweden has declined overtures to join the Teutons in the conflict.
Despatches received are most satisfactory fiom Allies point of view.
Fleet participated in shelling Germans from positions at Middle
In Poland, Russians met the German advance farther against the
center, while in iawa region invaders were driven back across the
border into Prussia. Germans have retired in direction of Neidenberg.
Berlin says situation in eastern arena is unchanged.
Petrograd Blocked for the last three days, Germans have made
unsuccessful attempt to cross the Czura river on march tc Warsaw with
200,000 men. Russians solidly entrenched on right bank, heavily
supported by artillery. Every attempt blocked.
Honolulu Honolulu has a big
when the facts are fully developed and disclosed they will be all of
startling, Correspondence connecting prominent people with the
opium ring has fallen into the hands of the District Attorney.
Honolulu Concerted effort of Ailies to drive Germans out of
France and Belgium now operating. Allies' operations changed
character from spasmodic lighting detached points to concerted effort
against Germans' western line. This move brings out fiercest fight
ing since the German attempt to capture channel ports.
Germans continue to drive
reinforcements arriving may force
that the other side is losing heavily.
Paris Except for progress near
southeast Bixeschoote, nothing happening in Belgium. French cap
tured forts between rivers Aisnc and
man trenches. Near Beausejoir French occupy twelve hundred yards
trenches. Argonne and river Meuse French advanced 5f0 yards.
Berlin French attacks made on Nieuport yesterday were repulsed.
Germans stormed trenches La Basse canal occupied by Anglo
French and captured one field piece, twelve machine guns, two mine
throwers and 280 prisoners Fierce attack made by French north
west of Verdun failed. An order signed by General Joffre, and cap
tured on a French officer, explains recent French activity at the front.
The order javs: "Three months enemy's attacks unable to penetrate
our lines. Everywhere the Germans have been victoriously repulsed.
The moment has arrived. Make use of the enemy's weakness."
Reinforced with men and material, the hour of attack had arrived.
Situation in eastern arena unchanged. We continue attacks
against enemy's positions.
Tokio It is reported today that Japan is facing a political crisis
ihrotigh repeated attacks of antrgovernnient party agai ist present
ministry under Count Okuma.
Montevideo Admiral Sturdee, commander of the British fleet
which engaged the Germans at Falkland Islands, arrived here today.
He says that the entire loss of the British in the naval battle was eight
killed and fourteen wounded. Admiral Von Spec, commander of the
German squadron, his two sons and the entire crew of the flagship
Gneisenan were drowned.
Callao The Japanese cruiser Idztinia arrived here today.
Washington The U. S. Supreme Court decided today upon the
immediate extradition ol Harry K. Thaw from New Hampshire.
Continued on page 4.
A Christmas Service
The Christmas service at the
Lihue Union Church on Sunday
Evening in addition to the usual
musical and resDonsive features,
introduced a series of tableaux,
set in a musical background, which
were very effective The Annun
ciation Scene was particularly im
pressive and the angel in the scene,
in a beautiful silver halo was so
charming that the Garden Island
would recommend the millinery
shops to carry halos in their regu
lar stock. The little angels of the
Angels' visit were very sweet, the
more so, perhaps, because they
were evidently new to the busi
ness, and were naivelv uncon
scious of what it all meant. The
Modern Angels scene proved to be
a realistic representation of Red
Cross nurses bandaging a wounded
Shot His Foot
The Japanese blacksmith at Ma
kaweli while out hunting acciden
tally shot himself through the foot.
He is being treated at the Maka
HAWAII. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 22, 1014
opium scandal on its hands, and
wedge closer to Warsaw. Russian
German retreat. Both sides declare
Bombaertzyde, St. Geoige and
Lys. Stormed entire line Ger
School Helps School
The Lihue School realized above
expectations from its recent fair as
a result of which Miss Mumford
and her corps of teachers have pre
sented to the Kauai High Sch ol
the sum ot $50 to bt. used by that
school in the purchase of small ne
cessities not provided by the De
partment. Mr. Avery and the
teachers of the High School appre
ciate very much this consideration.
Vincent Takes Rest
H. Vincent, the local wireless
man, leaves in the W. G. Hall
this afternoon for Honolulu on a
vacation tour to last about two
weeks. He is being relieved here
by Mr. R. I. Hatch, of the Oahu
station, located at Wahiawa.
LAST CHANCE FOR
Send in your orders for Christ
mas books and will deliver direct
to your friends with your compli
ments. Arleigh's Crossroads Book
shop, Honolulu. Advt.
SELF AT WAIMEA
A Filipino named Mariano Sain
mat hanged himself in his house
in the laborer's ramp at Waimea
Sunday night, and when discover
ed life was extinct.
The man was about 50 vcars of
age. He had not been very well,
and fear o f impaired health is
thought t o have influenced his
Deputy Sheriff Cre well is investi
gating the case.
The Hawaii Promotion Commit
tee, Honolulu, is engaged in the
important work of promoting tou
rist travel to the Islands and among
the Islands. It issues a number
of pretty brochures on the various
islands, one being devoted entire
ly to Kauai. II. P. Wood is the
director, his first lieutenant being
The W. G. Hall will not arrive
Friday morning (Christmas) o f
this week nor Friday morning
(.New Year's Day) of next.
On each occasion she will leave
Honolulu Friday afternoon and
arrive at Nawiliwili on Saturday
Manuel Rapoza Vierra, aged 49,
a well known Portuguese of Maka
weli, died last Thursday after a
Dr. Derby, the dentist, has re
turned to Honolulu from the coast
and will shortly arrive on Kauai.
C. T. Kurisu, o f the Public
Works Dept. is visiting friends
Judge L. A. Dickey will spend
the holidays at his old home in
T h e engagement o f Manuel
Fernandez of Koloa, and Miss
Emily Souza. of Eleele, has beer,
Judge Hofgaard sent a Filipino
gentleman (?) to jail yesterday for
two months for vagrancy.
Passengers In And Out
Geo. A. McDermott, Mr. Ilel
bert.Capt. G.B.Leavitt, A. Dredge,
A J. Green, W. Giffnrd, Mrs
II. B. Giffard, Mrs. Antone, Miss
Antone, Maunakea. Robert Fricke,
Mrs. Lum See, J. A. Akina and
wife, G. N. Wilcox, C. W. Spitz,
Miss Lulu Hackbarth, Miss E.
Damon, C. K. Ching, Master W.
Zoller, Master F. Zollcr, Sid Spit
zer, W. T. Frost. M. Ozaki, J. F.
C. Haggens, Mrs. Napoleon, Master
Silva and 43 deck.
The following arrived b the W.
G. Hall Friday from Honolulu:
F. Howes, Miss L. Martin, F.
C. Palmer. Miss M. Hastie. K.
Makino, Edward S. Price, Mrs. Y.
Yamanioto. Mrs. Kein Pong Ha,
Chu Young Kee, Miss A. Devcrill,
Miss L. Vindinha, Wm. K. Wer
ner, R. Hatch, Miss Makino,
Franklin Squires, J. C. Plaukiug
tou, Kong Bo Hee, Mrs. Chu
Young Kee, Y Kawasaki, MissE.
Hofgaard, C. Hecrruanu, Miss
F. Pillar, A. Horner, Mrs. Hay,
Y. Yamanioto, Kein Pong Ha,
Mrs. Kong Bo Hee, S. Sayegusa
at'd 31 deck.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR
In accordance with the law the
Board of Supervisors' of the County
of Kauai met at its office on Tues
day. D.-cember 15. 1014, at t0:00
o'clock a. jr. for the purpose of
preparing a budget of expenditures
for salaries and pay-rolls, and for
public improvements for the next
ensuing year, (1915) besides the
transaction o f other business.
Present: Mr. II. D. Wishard,
chairman; Mr. W. D. McBryde,
Mr. James Von Ekekela, Mr. A.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read and the same as read
The few bills submitted, after
examination, were approved to be
paid out of the following Appro
Discount & Interest S 51.89
Roads & Bridges: Kawaihau
Total $ 259.39
The following requisitions were
received and referred to J. II. "
Moragne, County Road Supervisor,
with power to act in each case, viz:
From H. C. Brown, for repairs to
Waimea school buildings; from
Miss Whittington, for supplies for
the Kekaha school and from Mrs.
Tracy, for sliding windows to put
in around the Kupuhi school house
to secure ihe pupils from the wind. '
Of the Bourd's own motion J.
II. Moragin was instructed to put
in, if necessarv. sliding windows
for the Kilauea school house.
The Board pr.ssed the following
budget of expenditures for the
vcar 1915, viz:
Pay of Police, including Special
Coroners Inquests 600 00
County Jail 5.500 00
County Building: Janitor Service
County Lot and Building 500 00
Discount and Interest 200 00
District Courts and Jails 1.000 00
Expenses of Election 1 .500, 00
Expenses of Witnesses 650 00
Furniture and Office Supplies
Hospitals. Four 3,900 00
Attorney $ 200 00
Auditor 1,000 00
County Clerk 800 00
Sheriff 1.500 00
Supervisors 200 00
Supervisors Mileage 600 00
Treasurer 100 00
License 175 00
Stationery 25 00
Support of Prisoners 3,600 00
Water Works, Six .4,000 00
Weights and Measures 100 00
Salary County Road Supervisor
Incidentals: County Rd Supervi
sor 1.500 00
Road Machinery 3,000 00
Roads and Bridges' 85,340 00
Expenses Liquor License 550 00
Expenses, Circuit Court, 5th
Circuit 5,000 00
Law Books, Circuit Court, 5th
Circuit 300 00
Salaries 24,060 00
Total $ 161,000.00
At 12 o'clock, noon, the meet
ing was adjourned but to be sub
ject to the call of the chair.
Tin-: Gahukx island is indebt
ed to Alexander Iluinc Ford, edi-tor-of
the Mid-Pacific Magazine,
and the Hawaiian Gazette Con
pany for a few of the cuts appear
ing in today's issue,