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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 11. NO. 36.
UHUE. KAUAI. TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1915
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CIVIC CONVENTION PROVES
AN ENJOYABLE FUNCTION
Delegates From All Islands Explain Or Learn
Of "Civic Righteousness" And Pass Im
portant Resolutions Next Convention
Goes Back To The Starting Point
v Plans Looking Toward Perma
Resoluitons Adopted By Convention.
J Whereas, The necessity for a safe harbor at the island of Kauai equipped
with a wharf appropriate for steamers to lie alongside, where passengers and freight
may be transferred with facility and quick despatch, calls for a harbor that is at all
times safe and adequate; and,
Whereas, The landings and so-called harbors of Kauai are more or less open
roadsteads or are obstructed by reefe which prevent them from being develop
ed without great expense on the part ol the government-of the Territory of Hawaii;
Whereas, Engineers of the war department of the United States have thor
oughly investigated all the landings and harbors of Kauai to determine which land
ing offered the most feasible inducements for creating a central harbor to be devel
oped under appropriations made by the Congress of the United States; and,
Whereas, The War Department engineers decided upon Nawiliwili as a port
which offers the least obstacles and presents the best inducements as a port, and
have recommanded a breakwater for Nawiliwili which will make of it a safe port
and a clearing port for the island of Kauai.
Therefore, be it Resolved: That this Civic Convention, representing the lead
ing commercial and civic organizations ot the Territory of Hawaii do heartily en
dorse theavishes and the need of the Kauai psople for the construction of a break
water at Nawiliwili and that it bend every effort to secure an appropriation by Con
gress and an early commencement of the work, through Hawaii's delegate in Con
gress. That copies of this resolution be sent to our delegate in Congress, the Presi
dent of the United States, president of the U. S. Senate, speaker of the Hmm of
Representatives and Secretary of the Interior.
For Larger Steamers
' Whereas, It is our belief that efficient and economical conduct of business on
Kauai and between Honolulu and Kauai calls for greater and more frequent means
of communication between Honolulu and the island of Kauai than exists at present.
Therefore, be it Resolved; by this convention, representing the civic and com
mercial organizations of this Territory that we heartily endorse the desire of the
Kauai people for such increased service by the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company.
The' Convention Party
The convention partv had a fatr
I lv smooth voyage from Honolulu,
'although the landing at Nawiliwili
was rather rough. At the landing
the guests of the island were met
bv the members of the committees
and taken to breakfast, those as
signed to distant parts being taken
first to the Lihue hotel. By the
time breakfast was over the hour
had arrived for the opening of the
Convention in Lihue Hall, and vis
iting i.nd local delegates repaired
'to that place.
Ttie president and secretary of
te Kauai Chamber of Commerce
officiated as temporary officers.
' First there was the roll call of
delegations, and the following res
ponded: Hilo Hoard o f Trade,
Man i Chamber of Commerce, Ho
nolu'u Chsnnh-rof Commerce. Tt-
Raymond C. Brown, the "livc-
wire" seeretery of the Honolulu
Chamber of Commerce, who had
much to do in arranging the excur
sion for. li? Civ'c C'","ii!r,n-
ritorial Government, Promotion
Committee, Honolulu Ad. Club,
Hands Around The Pacific, Trail
And Mountain Club, Rotary Club,
boards of supervisors of Hawaii,
Maui, Oahu and Kauai and the Ka
uai Chamber of Commerce.
J. M. Riggs, of Honolulu, nomi
nated W. C, Avery, president ot
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I'M. Towse, delegate of the Ha
waii Promotion Committee, who
also took an important part in the
the Kauai Chamber of Coninierc .
to be permanent cnairniaii; sei
onded by Raymond C. Brown, al-o
of Honolulu, and earned.
Mr. Avery delivered his address
ot welcome, which appears below.
C. B, Gage nominated the sec
retary of the Kauai Chamber of
Commerce to be permanent secre
tary of the Convention. Seconded
by E. R. Beaven and carried.
Mr. Chas, R. Frazicr followed
immediately with a response to
Mr. Avery's address of welcome,
wb' !t "vo poor l c'ow.
' There were three cheers for Kau
ai, a song by the Honolulu Ad.
Club's quartette, postponement of
appointment, of committees and
reading of hold-over reports.
The literary part of the program
then began. Mr. McKay, of Hawaii,
stated that the diagnosis of "Civic
Righteousness" had been sent over
by Dr. Elliott, who could not be
present. He asked that it bo pass
ed to the records, and that an
address by Dr, Laughton take its
place on the regular program.
Dr. Laughton presented a strong
and highly ' interesting speech,
which will be printed later in this
paper. Then came the following
addresses on the different sub-sec-
Charles R. Frazier, secretary of
the Honolulu Ad. Club, who was a
delegate from that organization in
the Civic Convention.
tions of tlie subject, one of which
appears in this article, the others
to be printed Inter. 1
Dr. Fry, representing the Hono
lulu Chamber of Commerce; Dan
Case, representing the Maui Cham
ber of Commerce; W. O. Smith,
representing the Honolulu Cham
ber of Commerce, and J. M. Lvd
gate, representing the Kauai Cham
ber of Commerce.
VV. 0. Aiken, of the Maui Cham
ber of Commerce, presented the
report of the Maui Chamber on the
Haleakala rest house project; and
concluded by presenting to the
Kauai Chamber of Commercealarge
picture of the rest house, together
with several Haleakala views.
A Waimea Canyon Boom
At this juncture Alexandet
Hume Ford moved that the Con
vention proceed to receive sub
scriptions for a similar rest house
in Waimea Canyon, Kauai, and
pledged the Trail And Mountain
Territorial Secretary Wade War
ren Thayer, a delegate of the Ter
ritory of Hawaii in the Civic Con
vention, who represented the Governor,
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Club and the Hands Around The
Pacific Club for $100 each for the
project. Mr, Towse stated that the
Hawaii Promotion Committee
would stand for $50, but thought
matters were being rushed a little
and suggested that postponement
be Inken to 2 o'clock the following
Mr. J. A Kennedy moved that
the matter be referred to the Ka
uai Chamber of Commerce for an
expression as to the desirability
and p'racticability of the scheme.
Mr.W.O. Smith agreed that Kauai
should be consulted before proceed
inR further. The motion to post
Mr. Paxton moved that a com
mittre of eight, two from each of
the principal islands, be appointed
to devise and report a scheme at
the next Convention for permanent
organization. This led to consider
able debate and several amend
ments, the decision finally being
that there should be a committee
of five, two from Oahu and one
each from the other islands.
Luncheon At Niumalu
At 12:30 the Convention ad
journed to luncheon at Niumalu,
which was arranged under several
booths on the lawn. The luncheon
was planned by Hon. I. H. Co
ney, assisted bv ladies of the Mo
kihana Club. After luncheon the
excursions started, the visitors be
ing taken to various parts of the
The Evening Session
The evening session was also
hild in Lihue Social Hall.
Chairman Avery announced the
following committeeon resolutions:
W. O. Aiken, of Maui, chairman;
G. Laughton, Hawaii; II. Rohrig,
Kauai; A. P. Taylor, C, B. Gage
and M. M. Johnson, representing
various Honolulu bodies.
Then came the responses in re
ference to the progress of the vari
ous islands, in the past year, one
of which is presented below, the
others to come later: Harry Irwin,
for Hawaii; Hugh Howell and J,
N. K. Keola, for Maui; Chas. Ar
nold and Mr, Killiam, for Oahu.
and Mr. Brandt, for Kauai. This
part of the program was interspers
ed with musical specialties and
concluded with a recitation b y
Rev. Geo. Laughton entitled,
"How Rubenstein Played."
I r J S. II Pratt. President of
the Board ot Health; delegate rep'
resenting the Territorial Govern
The Second Day.
Mondav mornii g was ivn over
to .xcursioni. A 2 o'clock in the
afternoon a session was held in the
grove at Lihue Union church.
Mr. Knudsen. of the hold-over
committee o u roads, not benig
present it was decided to pass the
report of that committee on to the
next Civic Convention.
The matter of permanent orga
nization again came up, and on
motion of Mr. Smith the chairman
was renwtsK'd to appoint the com-
Judge Dickey Has Accident
While negotiating a turn in the
road on, the Lihue side of Kealia
Wednesday afternoon the machine
of Judge L. A. Dickey left the
highway and ran into the shallow
ditch at the side, breaking a wheel
and sustaining other injuries. The
auto was brought to the repair
shop the following day.
It is learned on excellent author
ity that the court tried to control
itself, and that no words unfit for
publication were actually used; al
though judicial feelings were run
ning prettv strong immediately
following the accident.
mittee of five at the evening ses
sion. Pan-Pacificers Have Inning.
Dr. Fry introduced the subject
of the Pan-Pacific organization,
and other speeches were made by
Mr. Mikami and Dr. Rhee.
Mr. Thayer read a letter from
the Governor, which will be print
ed later, and delivered a long ad
dress himself on the subject of the
work of the Territorial govern
The secretary read a lettei from
Superintendent Forbes, of the
Public Works Department, which
will also be published next week.
The Next Covention.
At this juncture the Hilo Bord
ot Trade extended an invitation to
the Convention t o meet in that
city next year. This was second
ed by Mr. Thompson, and carried
by unanimous vote.
The High Jinks Session
The spread in Lihue Social Hall
and "high links" of the llonololn
Ad, Club were the features of the
evening session. Just before the
fun began-Mr. Avery stepped up
on the stage and announced the
following committee on permanent
organization, the members being
secretaries of various civic bodies.
E N. Devo, secretary of rhe Ililo
Board of Trade; D. H, Case, sec
retary of the Maui Chamber of
Commerce; Raymond C. Brown,
secretary of the Honolulu Cham
ber of Commerce; ChasR. Frazier,
secretary of the Honolulu Ad.
Club, and the secretary of the
Kauai Chamber of Commerce.
An Evening Of Fun
Then the fun began. It was an
Ad. Club affair, which is perhaps
"enough said." One feature fol
lowed another in rapid succession,
and all were immense.
Departure From Koloa
During the evening President
Kennedy received a note from Cap
tain Gregory of the Kinau. stating
that a heavy swell was starting in
around the Nawiliwili point, and
lie considered it best to embark the
passengers from Koloa. This ne
oessitHtcd rushinT the program and
cutting short several features, but
it was a grand sncress nnvway.
Albert P. Taylor, secretary of
the Hawaii Promotion Committee,
one of the representatives of the
Committee in the Civic Conven
tion. At 9 o'clock the entire party left
in autos for the Koloa landing,
and as soon as all were aboard the
excursion steamer sailed for Ho
nolulu. (Continued on page 2."
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(This poem, read by the author
at the Ad Club's jinks last even
ing, was a feature of the entertain
ment) You ask me, "WIiiU'h a Booster,
The real untl proK'r thing,
To liel u town get started,
And keep it on the winjr?"
Well, take the gay who hollars;
AVho throws hN hut up high
And yells for all the Khitid
With n voiiv that hits the sky.
He boosts u lot, my hrotlier,
So take fill" your liat to him
Who shouts hi" I tally head off,
And helps others with his vim.
Then there's the quiet fellow
With a dollar hill, or more,
To spend on grub anil clothing
In his little home town store.
He's the pop and ginger,
The booster who has come
To know the cash he's spending
Will sure make hiMiiess hum,
lie knows he'll see that dollar
Come hack to him again
From the hoss who makes him hustle
With other island men.
They're holh V. U. gonil bnoste.rp,
Who love to play the game;
Who try to help the homeland
And YOh' to do the -ame.
Don't send your coin to the mainland,
.lust spend it here and pray
That you'll get it buck next Saturday
With the ret of your wccklj paj.
So wave your hat if you wi.nt to,
And r.iKo your voice and hollar.
But diin't forget that the butgeit hm.-t
Is the welcome hoinc-six-iil dollar.
MKUltll.l. & IJl.AVKX.
The treasurer of the Kauai
Chamber of Commerce. Mr. J. 1.
Silva. wishes to acknowledge cash
subscriptions from the following
for the expenses of the Civic Con
vention: I. M. Lydgate, F. Weber
(Lihue), W. N. Stewart, K. C.
Hopper, F. C. Morrow. H. Vin
cent. Albert S. Wilcox, Hanslsen
bcrg. Judge L. A. Dickey. Dr.
Putnian, Lihue Plantation Co., F.
Crawford. Judge C. S. Dole. C.
Maser, C. W. Spitz, A. J. Derby,
Albert Hcmer. Grove Farm Plant
ation, Chas. H. Wilcox. Col. Z.
S. Spalding, L. D. Timmons, Dr.
A. H. Waterhouse, J. K. Farley.
A. Buchholtz, K. Cropp, James
Donald, John Bush, J. K. Cockett,
Kilauea Sugar Co.. J. R. Mvers.
H. H. BrodL, C. B. Morse, J. I.
Silva, Joseph Fritsch, J. C.Jerves.
W. G, Pillar, W. M. Cooper. Wm.
Murray, H. A. Moler, C. Dilling
ham, Wm. Miller, Mr. Piukling
ton. M. R. Jardin, W. R. M.
Sims, Hamauku, Geo. Bertram,
Hofgaard & Co., Kekaha Suar
Co., Waimea Stables, H. P. Fnye,
Bishop & Co. (Waimea), B. I).
Baldwin, Waimea Sugar Mill Co.,
P. F. Hurley, Gay it Robinson,
F. A. Alexander, Woimea Hotel,
Waimea Wine Co., E. A. Knud
sen, E. A. W. Broadbent, M. B.
Fernandez, H. D. Wishard, R. W.
T. Purvis, W. C. Avery, H. Roll
rig, C. A. Rice, C. B. Gray and a
few others whose names are not in
at this moment but will be given
J. I. Silva, Ele'eic, treasurer of
the Kauai of Commerce, has issued
cards calling in the dues of mem
bers. These fees should have been
collected over n month ago, but
there was a delay on account of a
change in the office of treasurer.
Mr. L. Macfarlane came all tlm
way from Kealakekua, Hawaii, to
represent Kona Iniprovemnet Club
in the Civic Convention and then
missed the Kauai steamer at Hon
The commissary committee on
Civic Convention wishes to pub
licly thank the ladies of the Moki
hana Club for their invalunble as
sistance durinc the functions of
Sunday rnd Monday.