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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 12. NO. 1.
LIHUE. KAUAI. TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY. JANUARY 4, 1916
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CLERK IS SHORT
Hans Reichelt, assistant book
keeper for the Lihue Plantation
Company, was taken into custody
by Sheriff Rice last Tuesday, pend
ing a complete investigation of his
A considerable shortage has
since developed, and the case has
been remanded to the grand jury
for such action as may be deemed
Reichelt has made good a part
of his shortage, some being in
cash and some in secuiities.
The known shoitage is about
S19.000, of which $6,806 05 ap
pears to have been wrongly divert
ed in the past twelve month. The
irregularities extended over a peri
od of nearly six years.
Reichelt had been in tne employ
of the Lihue plantation for a great
many years and the utmost confi
dence was placed in him. He was
the time-keeper and had a desk in
the general offices of the company
The money was more or less sys
tematically extracted through the
payrolls, and done in such way
that detection was not easy in
fact had to come largely by acci
dent, if it all.
No blame whatever is attached
to anyone else connected with the
company, unless, indeed, misplac
ed confidence is to be censured
Information of the defalcations
came as a great surprise and dis
appointment to the officers of the
omoanv ana the co-wot ices ot
Tie young man.
Reichelt has a homestead in the
Waipouli region which he has im
proved considerably, this property
being, however, in the name of his
(Special Washington correspondence of 'CHE
Washington, D. C, Dec. 17.
A unique dinner was given last
evening at the Willard hotel by
Lunakanawai Arthur Ashford
Wilder, of Honolulu, to Hawaiian
citizens in Washington and to a
number of friends in Congression
al and Departmental life. The
dinner was given in the Presiden
tial dining room of the hotel; the
table was profuselv decorated with
chrysanthemums a n d flowering
ferns bach guest wore a brilliant
lei brought especially for the oc
casion from the Hawaiian exhibit
at the San Ftancisco Exposition.
The dinner, went awav bevond the
prdinarv Hawaiian feast which is
tnown as a "Luau." Over the
(Kope" informal speeches relat
ing to Hawaiian affairs were made
by .Senators Sheppard, Martine,
Smoot, Shafroth, Saulsbury and
Hardwicke, and by Representatives
Scott Ferries, William Kettuer,
William 15. McKinley, Phil Camp
bell. Albert Johnson, and by As
sistant Secretary of the Interior A.
Aj Jones, Major General Carter,
aki d others. Representative J.
Hampton Moore acted as toast
master. Delegate Kalanianaole
mVde a speech in the Hawaiian
language which was interpreted
bjSSinator Hardwicke, who learned
tje language during his recent
tfhnt to the islands.
Went To City
sThe fallowing sailed in the Ki
nau Friday afternoon for Honolu
lu: Lucy Lee, Dora Lee, C. Kim,
K. Kim, Mas. Basker, Mrs, Fer-rira,-
Mrs. Ferira. Miss Multer,
Mrs. L. Vidinha, Miss M. Hastie,
Miss Marion Hastie, Mrs. McQueen ,
Henry Blake, Mrs. H. Blake, Ah
Chuck, Chas. Hlake, Mrs. Emma
Hush, Rosalia La Bernz, Lucas La
Motto, Mrs. Kahele, C. 0 Smith,
A. S. Wilcox. Mrs. A. S. Wilcox.
A. C. Wilcox, Antone Souza and
twenty three deck.
A GREAT SUCCESS
The Makaweli Boys certainly en
tertained in grand style on New
Year's Eve, the occasion being a
masquerade ball at the social hall
in that town. The crowd was one
ot the largest and jolliest assem
bled on Kauai in a long while, and
merriment reigned supreme
throughout the hours until the
The social hall was elaborately
and beautifully decorated, and in
it the banquet, feature was spread
on long tables. Dancing was in a
specially constructed lanai on the
The costuming was probably the
most varied and extensive ever at
tempted or seen on this island
Many of the schemes were almost
startlingly good, and a committee
of judges would luu'e had a hard
time deciding upon the best ones.
The Coneys, of Lihue, and a band
of Indians, the idea of. Mr. and H.
C. Brown, of Waimea, were at
once striking as were also, how
ever, many others.
At 12 o'clock ihc New Year was
for in a 1 1 y announced, fireworks
were set off and there were rounds
of congratulations and good wish
es. This was a cleverly conceived
and pleasing feature.
On the whole the affair was a
signal success, everybody having a
most delightful time.
Mr. Forbes Busy
(Special Washington correspondence of THE
GARDEN ISLAND. )
Washington, D. C, Dec 13. C.
R. Forbes, Superintennent of Pub
lic Works, is here endeavoring to
secure legislation by which $200,
000 annually for five years shall
be taken from the receipts of cus
toms in Hawaii and expended in
the construction of wharves in the
various harbors of the Territory.
At present wharves built bv the
Territory are liable to seizure at
any time by the Federal govern
ment and, this being the case, it is
contended that the Federal govern
ment should assist in construction
of this class of public works.
There will be an important meet
ing of the Accident Board in the
district court room, Lihue, at 3 o"
clock tomorrow afternoon.
Mr. E. Allen Creevey, Vocation
al Instructor for Kauai schools,
returned from Honolulu last Fri
day morning,, having attended a
special meeting of Vocational In
structors, called by the Depart
ment of Public Instruction. This
was the first time the vocational
instructors of the islands have
convened. Mr. Creevey brings the
information that a contract has
been let to furnish one No. 31
Universal Woodworking Machine
with one 7 H. P. standard gasoletn
engine to run it. This machinery
will be placed in Eleele shop when
it arrives and will be a desirable
addition to the shop equipment
of the school shops as material for
all the shops can be prepared.
The vocational work ot the is
land is to be extended as soon as
possible :o include gardening at
some of the smaller schools.
Dr. F.L. Putman returned Wed
nesday morning fiom a very pleas
ant visit to his old haunts in Cali
Honolulu Judge Kingsbury
of heart failure.
James L. Coke getting near the
co farther way from the postoffice.
cials in Washington.
jaci: lonaon again disavows
it is not his work but is made in Germany" sentiment,
The criminal case against Miss Spring and Peden will be drop
ped. Mr. Spring expresses a desire to be divorced from the girl's
New beach plans, having to do
developing. A million dollars will
Purchase of the Irwin site for
Mrs. Clem Quinn was badly
in her home in Palolo Valley.
Washingtan Congress faces
Persia incident. When national
a problem to solve regarding the
President will take charge of the
Secretary Lansing announces
claim that the Lusitania was armed
The army and navy have worked out a plan for the protection of
the Panama canal zone. The scheme of laud and sea defense is bused
upon the assumption that the canal must be defended against anv two
allied powers. Military fortifications include large gariiotis. The
program calls for a year of preparation during the peiiod the Europe
an powers are recovering from the effects of the present conflict.
Annual tests of army officers have been declared failures. Inspector-General
of the army recommends discontinuance and modification
of obstacle riding.
Tokio Japan has ordered three
The Nippon Yusan Kaisha has
of meeting submarines.
Washington One of the worst
is now sweeping over the United
ment unable to handle situation,
Council Blufis General G. M.
er, is dead.
Washington Arthur Garrels,
sent to the government a report to
Persia carried gun.
Administration Will Wait
The administration has suspended judgment on the niattor of the
sinking of the -Persia, to await further particulars.
President Wilson will return to his post tomorrow from Hot
Austrian Representative Talks
Baron Emich Zweidinek, Austrian charge de affaires and head of
the Embassy since the recall of Dumba has reiterated to Secretary
Lansing and other State officials former statements in regard to the
sinking of the Persia. He has assured Lansing that reparation will
he made if commander of submarine held accountable.
(Continued on page 6)
Honolulu Henrv W. Kinney,
superintendent of public instruc
tion, will leave Honolulu on Janu
ary 11 for Kauai, where he will
spend four dsvs on business in
connection with the department of
education. He intends to visit all
the schools on the Garden Island,
taking up matters which have a-
risen since his last visit there.
The superintendent will give es
pecial attention to the plans for the
new school building at Lihue, for
which S40.000 was appropriated.
The new addition to the Central
Grammar school in Honolulu will
cost about $30,000, and it is esti
mated that a similar building may
be constructed at Lihue with the
money to become available.
Filipinos all over Kauai observed
the nineteenth anniversary of the
execution of Dr. Rizal last Thurs
day. There were parades and ex
ercises in all of the towns having
Filipino settlements. In Lihue the
affair took on quite a preutentious
aspect, there being a parade, head
ed by a squad of uniformed men
from the local Filipino company
of the National Guard; exeicises
in the baseball park, and a pro
gram of a literary character in
Hale Hooni theater.
died at Los Angeles on December 20
district attorneyship, and Pache
Judge Wilder feasting higher ofli
matnoe against soldiers. He says
with the Irwin place, are rapidly
be spent there.
the Federal building has been of
burned last night by exploding lamp.
grave situation, growing out of the
legislators meet today they will have
sinking of unwarned snips. The
policy to be pursued.
that Germany has abandoned the
al the time of destruction.
battleships to Suez.
changed its route to avoid liability
epidemics of influenza ever known
States. Manv fatalities. Govern
Dodge, railroad builder and tight
U. S. consul at Alexandria, has
the effect that the P. & O. liner
Dr. F. L. Putman, of Lihue, has
been commissioned Major-Surgeon
of the Third Regiment, National
Guard of "Hawaii.
The regiment, it will be remem
bered, is divided between the is
lands of Kauai and Maui, most of
the officers being on the latter The
commission of Dr. Putman places
him at the head of the medical
staff of the regiment, a part of
which is on each of the two islands.
When the Kauai battalion was
organized, Dr. Putman was ap
pointed a surgeon with the rank
of first lieutenant and assigned to
it. The new commission is in the
way of a considerable promotion.
Dr. Dunn, of Makaweli, has been
named surgeon of the battalion,
with the rank of lieutenant, to suc
ceed Dr. Putman.
New Teacher Arrives
Miss Edna Penniman, of Bur
lingame, Cal., arrived in the W.
G. Hall Friday morning to take a
place in the Lihue school, succeed
ing Mrs. W. H. Grote. who had
resigned. Miss Penniman recent
ly graduated, so is a new teacher
in two respects.
BODY OF JE COOK
The bodvX'f vthe Chinese cook of
tne wrecked liark- Ivanhoe was
washed up on the beach at Ahu
lua, McBryde plantation, last
Tuesday afternoon where it was
discovered bv one Noah Manoi
who reported it to the Kauai Rail--road
Company. A coronerV jniv
was empanelled on the case by
Deputy Sheriff Tleiirv Blake and
returned a verdict in the same ef
fect as that of tlte Chilean. The
body was buried in the Chinese
cemetery at Han pepc.
As careful investigation as is
possible seems to indicate that no
other lives were l-.st it: the Moini
It is now thought to be certain
that the body seen ot the mouth of
the Haiupepe river and the one
seen alongside the bark Biitish
Yeoman were one and the same, it
having shifted positions rapidlv
in the swell which' was running
The total known dead are there
fore, two persons.
It is worthy of note that at the
time the Ivanhoe drifted upon the
rock breakwattr, the entire ctew
of the British Yeoman volunteered
to go to the assistance of the dis
tressed crew and prepared to low
er gboats for that purpose. The
captain of the British Yeoman,
however, was of the opinion that
his boats could not survive in such
seas and refused to let the men go.
In last issue mention was made
of the lack of power boats at Ka
uai for service in case of wrecks.
It may be explained that there are
three motor boats at Port Allen,
but all are too small for such ser
vice as was in hand on tne night
of the wreck
CITY WEDDING OF
The Honolulu Advertiser print
the fol'owiug story of a romance
of Waimea origin:
Rev. Cauun William Ault of St.
Andrew's Cathedral officiating.
Henrv lllgeroth. sugar-boiler
with the Waimea Sugar Mill Com
pany, of Waimea, Kauai, and Miss
Marv Ann Schletntner, daughter of
Capt. Max Schlemmer, "King of
Laysan Island." were married at
one o'clock yesterday afternoon at
the home of the patents of the
bride, 1160 Gulick Avenue, Kali
hi. The witnesses were Mr. Bom
ke and Miss Therest Schlemmer,
sister of the bride.
After a short honeymoon spent
in the country, M r. and Mrs.
Willgeroth will leave for Waimea,
Kauai, where they will make their
The wedding of the Garden Is
lander and the Honolulu maid is
the culmination of a pretty romance
which had its inception shortly at
ter Captain Schlemnier left Hono
lulu some mouths ago in his little
sloop Helene for Laysan Island.
Among the persons aboard the
Helene were Miss Mary Ann
Schleinmer and her little brother,
Otto. iThe trip, shortly after leav
ing Honolulu, was so rough and
Miss Sclemtuer suffered so much
from sea sickness that her father
hove into Waimea Bay, in KauaiJ
and there left his daughter and the
little boy. While awaiting an op
portunity to return to Honolulu
Miss Schlemnier and Mr. Willger
oth met. Shortly afterwards their
engagement was announced. The
wedding took place yesterday.
ROW RICE TRIED TD
(Special Washington correspondence of THE
GARDEN ISLAND. )
Washington, D. C. Dec. 15,
National Committeman Charles A.
Rice, of Kauai, made an earnest
effort to have Hawaii give'i larger
representation in the coming Na
tional convention of the Republican
party. He offered a resolution to
providethat Hawaii should have six
delegjtes.and should be accorded at
least three votes in the convention.
It was held, however, that the Na
tional Committee did not have the
authority to fix the representation
for the next convention and that
this authority existed only in the
convention itself. Informally, the
Committee advised Mr. Rice to
have six delegates attend the con
vention fiom Hawaii and assured
him that the members of the Com
mittee would as individuals use
their influence in having the dele
gates seated in tin convention and
given a vote in its proceedings.
The Washinton Times of yester
day gave Mr. Rice the following
Chock full of promises and proph
ecy. Charles A. Rice, the Repu
blican national committeeman from
Hawaii, is in Washington to bag
the next Republican national con
vention for Honolulu. Mr. Rice
not only has tempting financial
propositions to make to the com
mittee, but paints the attractions
of a convention in his island in
hues as auroral as the Hawaiian
The convention, however, is not
the only thing that Mr. Rice wants
for Hawaii. He would like to get
back the two votes which Hawaii
formerly had in the convention so
that his constituents may have a
voice in the affairs of his partv.
"Hawa.i wants the next Repub
lican national convention, and Ho
nolulu is in the racs, "declared Mr
"The financial cud is an easy
matter," he said. "Not only will
Honolulu meet the requirements
by putting up the 8100,000 neces
sary to defray the expenses of the
convention, but the Hawaiian peo
ple will provide steamers to carry
the delegates, so that there will be
no expenses to these gentlemen
for the greatest ten days' sea trip
in the world."
"As a convention city," he de
clared "there is nothing like Ho
nolulu. It is the gulden spot of
"The one danger however, to
the country," he added, "is that
the thousand or so dele), ates who
will make up the convention should
Honolulu be selected, may decide
to stay on forever in Hawaii and
desert their native state."
Mr. Rice is urging that the com
mittee reverse itself and give two
voting delegates to Hawaii. The
Hawaiian votes were taken away
when the committee eliminated
Porto Rico and the Philippines
from a voice in the naming ot
candidates. The District of Colum
bia and Alaska are allowed two
Mr. Rice says the consensus of
opinion is that a mistake was made
when Hawaii was deprived of its
two votes. There is a general feel
ing he said, that the wrong will
be lighted, but it is believed, he
added, that this cannot be done
until the next convention meets.
Arthur H. Rice, of Lihue. now
residing in Honolulu, has been ap
pointed chairman of the board f
agriculture and forestry to succeed
Albert Waterhouse, resigned.