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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 11. NO. 47.
LIHUE. KAUAI. TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY. .DECEMBER 14, 1915
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GETS A YEAR FOR
Rofino. a Filipino in the einplov
of McBrvde Sugar Company, lost
liis nionej- gambling last Tuesday
night. The next morning he call
ed ot the home of the man win
had won, but found that he had
gone to the fields to work. Using
threatening language, he sent the
wife and child to look for the man
& and have him return to the house
The section boss was notified, and
that dignitary telephoned to Dep
uty Sheriff Henry Blake.
The deputy sheriff hurried from
Koloa to the scene, and upon ar
a rival there found Rofino rtill rov
ing about the house, waittng for
the other man to return. He was
taken into custody, and ii was
found that he had on his person a
big knife, which he evidently in
tended to use.
Rofino was arraigned in the Ko
loa court on Thursday and was
sentenced by Judge Kapahee to
imnrisonment for one year, the
charge having been carrying
Crowell Goes To Coast
'W. 0. Crowell, deputy sheriff of
-Waimea. left in the Kinau Satur
day afternoon for Honolulu and
from there he will sail for Everitt,
Washington, where he will take
into custody the young man of
Hanapepe. accused of a statutory
offense, who fled the island in a
ii sailing vessel from Port Allen.
j Cablegrams have already been
) 'exchanged with the police officials
on the coast, so mat me runaway
will be arrested promptly upon
his arrival there.
New Year Fun
The following cards have been
Near Year's Day, Saturday, Jan
uary 1, 1916. Attention!
Mr. and Mrs. Erio A. Knudsen
invite you to come to Hoea for a
day's outing. Sports begin at 10
a. m. Tennis, shooting, swim
mine, dancing, bridge.
Refreshments: Luncheon. Cafe
teria, table d'hote, a la carte;
12:30 to 130,
Afternoon: More tennis, beauti
A Complimentary Dinner
Judge and Mrs. C" B. Hofgaard,
'Jmea, entertained a small party
at an elegantly appointed Norwe
gian dinner Sunday afternoon in
honor of Miss Inga Omer, who is
visiting the island. Those present,
with the host and hostess and guest
of honor, were: Mr. and Mrs. T.
Brandt, Miss Esther Hofgaard,
Mrs. Alexander Brodie. Mrs. E.
A. Knudsen and E. E. Mahlum.
Thrum's Annual for 1916 made
its appearance on Kauai this morn
ing It contains a vast amount of
statistical data, together with manv
interesting articles by Islands
fajorE. H. W. Broadbent, head
of the Kauai battalion of the Na
tional Guard, will leave forHono
lnliJthis afternoon to attend the
meeting of the Hawaiian Sugar
Planters' Association, While there
, he will take up a number of mat-
ters of importance to the local mili
tary companies with the authori
ties at headquarters.
Major JJ. H. W. Broadbent, First
Battalion. Third Regiment, N. G.
H.. received a wireless from the
Adjutant-General yesterday stat
ing that Sergeant Brown, of the
United States regulars, would ar
rive at Lihue in the Kinau tomor
row morning for the purpose of
assisting in the instruction of the
Kauai companies of the National
Brown is an expert drill sergeant
and has been temporarily i elieved
from duty with the regular armv
and detailed for this service on Ka
uai. Major Broadbent will be leaving
for Honolulu this afternoon to at
tend a meeting of sugar planters,
but the sergeant will be taken in
hand upon his arrival tomorrow
morning and quartered at Hotel
Ii is not known at this writing
just where he will start in, but it
is assumed that he will take all of
the six companies in hand at once,
having them drill at separate times
and proceeding by auto from one
to the other.
It is quite possible that the of
ficers may receive some instruc
tion at first in the finer poitits of
The understanding is that the
drill sergeant will remain on Kauai
three or four months In that
length of time he should be able
to get the raw material of the com
panies in very good preliminary
The work of signing up'the men
in the various companies and dis
tributing uniforms is proceeding
rapidly and should be completed
by tomorrow, when it is assumed
that the drill sergeant will make
Miss Inga Omer, the noted Nor
wegian soprano, arrived at Wai
mea in the Kinau last Wednesday
morning and is the guest of Judge
and Mrs, Hofgaard. She has seen
much of the island, has been in
troduced to many people, and ex
presses herself as delighted with
Miss Omer will appear for the
first time on Kauai at Waimea
next Saturday evening, where a
full audience of music-lovers is al
ready promised. T Ii e Monday
evening following she will appear
i n Lihue. Announcements con
cerning each of these programs ap
pear on anqther pae of this issue.
(Continued on page 6 )
Went To Honolulu
The following sailed in the Ki
nau Saturday afternoon for Hono
lulu: From Waimea Miss I, Wai-
aleale, Mrs. O. Lihati. Miss Lihau,
Master Lihu. Nawiliwili Mrs.
L. Johunet, Tern Yee. Ah Tan,
D. Leith. F, M. Ventura, W. A.
Lujan, H, Plankington, L. S.
White, Mrs. C. B. White, B. D.
Baldwin, Mrs. Creevey, B. D.
Murdock, E. Cropp. W. A. Ram
sey, K. M. Thurston. Mrs, F.
Dipon, H. B. Weller, E. W.Grecn.
Mr, Hargie, Geo Kluzell, G.
Schaftrut, O. W. Upson, Mis. Up
son, F. L. Halton, W. O. Crowell,
H. P" Faye, J. R.Myers, II. Rein-
ickc and forty-four deck.
E. A. Knudsen, who is attend
ing the meeting of the Commis
sioners of Education in Honolulu,
will-return to Kekaha tomorrow.
London Vienna prepares to
a diplomatic break are indicated. It is likely that the reply of Aus
tria to the note respecting the torpedoing of the Ancona will consist
of handing American Ambassador Penfield his passports. The senti
ment in Vienna is that Austria will not be able to make reply to Wash
ington satisfactory to the United States, so dignity will be maintained.
Baron Burian said to be considering whether the rupture, he is
likely to bring abfut will force Berlin to take like measures recalling
Bernstorff and bunding Ambassador Gcratd his passports.
Austrian Representative Calls
Washington"1 The Austiinn charge d' affairs, ns head of the Em
bassy, pending the appointment of a successor to Dutnba, called on
Secretary Lansing today to discuss the sinking of the Ancona and the
demands made bv the United States. It is believed that Austria wants
further information regarding the probable attitude -of the United
States in case the demands are not met.
Pacific Mail Again
San Francisco The Rockefeller ink-tests are back of a new com
pany to restore the Pacific Mail ships to the San Franeisco-Honolultt-Manila
run, The service will be on a broader plan than before. W.
R. Grace & Co. will be managers of the ncv corporation.'
Allies Retire Completely
London The Allied troons have retired comnletelv
and are hastening to Salonika. The Bulgarians are pre par' J follow
them into Greece.
San Francisco Indictments
San Francisco Baron von Bricken, formerly connected with the
German consulate here; C. C. Crowley, foimer special detective in the
district attorney's office, and Margaret Cranell have been indicted as
principals in a recent attempt to destroy tnunitio is sent to the Allies.
, Doings At The Capital
Washington At meetings held here yesterday by National As
ciation opposed to woman's suffrage, resolutions were adopted de
nouncing the suffragists for tormenting Congress
A bill compelling males from twelve to twenty -three to take mili
tary training was introduced in Congress by Senator Chamberlain, of
That Bagdad Expedition
London Reports from Mesopotamia say tnat the Turks under
vonder Goltz attacked the British lust week and were badly defeated,
Russians Destroy Zeppelin
Petrograd Thr. fifth German Zeppelin was destroyed by the
Aboard S. S. Oscar Split by a resolution condemning the stand
of President Wilson on the ouestion of preparedness, the Ford dele
gates aboard the peace ship have become almost hostile on the sub-
Henry Ford today sent a personal wireless to the monarchs of
Europe asking them to cease bloodshed.
Bulgarians Close To Greece
London With the evacuation of Dorian and Greveli in .Serbia by
the troops of the Allies, the Bulgarians are now within five miles of
the Greek frontier.
A German Report
Beriin German headquarters announce that the French and Bri
tish have been entirely expelled from Macedonia territory.
It is declared that two British armies were almost annihilated
during the evacuation process, Armv and under general occupy Dori
an and Greveli.
What The French Hear
Paris The Allies in Serbia are destroying tunnels and bridges
during their retreat, retarding the Bulgarians in everv wav possible.
The retreat is progressing safely.
The Allies are still landing troops at Salonika.
Bulgarians May Invade Greece
Salonika The Journal L'Opinion asserts that the Bulgarians are
planning to enter Greece. The Greeks are proceeding now to the
threatened point with the object of disputing the invasion.
Weather Is Interfering
London Severe weather is adding to the suffering of the troops
at the Dardanelles. It is evident that the Turks holding Gallipoli pen
insula have not prepared for a winter campaign. (
Number Ot Ships Sunk
London A despatch from Berlin says that submarines of the
central powers havt sunk 508 ships, with a tonnage of 917,819.
British Steamer Sunk
The British steamer Pinegrove has been sunk. Crew saved.
Yuan Shi Kai Timid
Honolulu An official cable savs that Yuan Shih Kai has refused
to accept the throne of China. The position as head of the monarchy
has been twice offered to him. It is thought, however, that his re
fusal may not be final. He urges that another be requested to become
emperor, and says that he will sacrifice himself for his country.
(Continued on page 8)
Lights At Kealia
Splendid electric lights have been
installed by Makce Sugar Company
at Kealia over the drill grounds of
Company D.of the National Guard,
The company is well organized
and the men are very enthusiastic
in their work.
Supervisor W. D. McBryde will
leave for Honolulu Saturday for a
vacation of a couple of weeks. He
will take along his auto and chaf-feur.
defy the United States, Chances for
f f Serbia
No Special Number
Owing to disappointment in the
cover design, which followed too
closely that of last year, it has been
decided not to issue a Christmas
number of Tan Gakdkn Island
with colored cover. The paper next
Tuesdav will, however, carry
Christmas features and it is hoped
that it may meet all ordinary ex
pectations, Mrs Derby, mother of Dr. Der-j
by, Lihue, has been quite indis
posed for several days.
LIRUE'S OU CLUB
One of the biggest, swellest and
most successtui uance programs
ever attempted by the Ou Club
was carried out in Lihue Social
I Tall Saturday evening, it being
intended particul?rlv as a compli
nient to the young people of the
other towns of the island. There
were guests from everv part ot
Kauai between Ilanalei and the
Barking Sandr,. and the general
report is that all had a good time.
A Christmas eitcct was given to
the decorations, a special commit
tet taking this work in hand at a
late hour but making a complete
success of it. An excellent or
chestra supplied music Light re
freshments were served through
out the evening, while during the
intermission, after 11 o'clock,
quite an elaborate an:', acceptable
lunch was passed around by pic
turesquply attired Japanese wait
An electric transparency above
the stage announced the dance
numbers, while Hon. J. H. Coney
oioved a very efficient announcer
for the lancers. The program was
long and varied, and it was a tired
but altogether happy party that
dispersed at an crrly hour in the
During the intermission for re
freshments there were some special
musical features. Among the very
best was a violin solo bv Mr. E.
W. Garden, who rendered the Aus
trian Imperial Hymn, by Kroisler,
without accompaniment. Other
excellent specialities were two
quartette songs by members of the
In points of attendance and ex
cellence of features, this affair was
probably the record for the On
CARRY IRE MAIL
Possibility Of Trial Between
Honolulu And Hilo in
Ililo, Hawaii, Dec. 7. A daily
aeroplane mail service between Ho
nolulu and Hilo may possibly
some say probably be established
during the nexUyear.
The news that the post office de
partment had the Hawaiian islands
in mind for the first trial of a pro
posed aeroplane mail seivice was
brought to Hilo by Postmaster H.
D. Coroett, who was called into
conference w i t h postal officials
while in Washington recently.
ft . M If. 1 f
I'ronipieu oy a ciesire to una a
practical use for aeroplanes so many
Americans will become proficient
in aeronautics, high government
officials have decided that the use
of aeroplanes as mail carrieis pro
vides the best method.
While the motiv is a desire to
increase the quickness of mail de
livery, the military officials are
supporting the movement in the
hope that in time this country will
have as many efficient aeroplane
drivers as any other countrv for
use in case of war.
Supported by the postal officials
and the military preparedness ad
vocates, in appropriation will be
asked of congress for making trial
tests and for the establishment oi
the aeroplane mail service. That
such an appropriation will be ask
ed for is generally known to gov
ernment emplovees and officials
After Postmaster H. D. Corbett
had had a talk with Postmaster
General Burleson, he was sent to
THE COUNTY GETS
BIG LOT OF COIN
County Treasurer A. G. Kaulu
kou has received from the Teiri
tory the sum of S67.875.I7, that
being the pro rata of Kauai from
the Novemher collections of taxes.
This allotment, together with the
balance on hand of 32.52. gave
the county a temporary balance of
$67,907.69 in cash.
But wait a minute; the county
did not remain so rich for long.
There were in the haiuls of the
banks rcgis'ered warrants amount
ing to S28. 574. 23. and outstand
ing indebtedness of 55.512.68. a
total of $34,056.91. These amounts
were paid,, and it was then found
that the county had a balance of
$33,820 78 to the good.
This latter amount will not last
long. In fact Treasurer Kaulukou
is already speculating on how he
will make ends meet in the not
far distant future. Speaking of
the matter last night he stated that
it would almost certainly be neces
sary to begin registering warrants
again about the last of March,
these to stand until the May tax
money comes in June. There is
probably just enough money in the
nalance to carry the county com
fortably through February,
It may be remarked in this con
nection that registering warrants
entails a great deal of extra work
on the office of the county treasur
er, so that that official regrets it
Tor more reasons than one.
To My Constituents
I thank you all yery much
your forbearance with me in
sort of French-leave absence for a
couple of weeks while participat
ing in the Brown-Curry meetings
It has been the experience of a
life time for me, and I am coming
back with a new lease of life, spir
itually, which I trust will greatly
increase mv usefulness. There will
be service at the usual hour at
Lihue. Koloa and Eleele, when I
hope to give von some Brown-
Curry echoes. I earnestly invite
every one to be present,
J. M. Lydgatu.
Honolulu Dec. 13.
Firt Assistant Postmaster Roper
to discuss the practicability of
making aeroplane mail service tests
in these islands.
The first assistant frankly stated
that an appropriation was to be re
xuested of congress and he talked
at some length upon the need for
improvement. He requested Mr.
Corbett to call noon General Su
perintendent Johnson, head of the
railway mail seivice. when it was
suggested that the route between
Hito and Honolulu would be a
good one for the initial test.
Superintendent lohnson was in
the islands in 1906 and is some
what familiar with lo:al condi
tions, lie was impressed bv the
argument that it would be a good
idea to establish the test routes
where the service would be of the
most value to those n the routes.
The fact that Hilo and' Honolulu
have onlv a hi weekly mail service
was emphasized to the Superin
tendent, He told the Hilo post
master that he was informed the
aii cuirents in the islands were
favorable for the use of aeroplanes
He also referred to the Jact that
there are never any long a n d
severe storms in this section.
Postmaster Corbett states that in
case tht service is established it is
likely all first class mail, thesmall
er packages of parcel mail and a
limited number of Honolulu news
papers will be carried rlailv 'be
tween the two station?. Other
mail will be sent as previously by
the inter-island steamers.