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Beets, no Kiilu
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 12. NO. IS.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, APRIL 11. 1916
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CHAMBER OE COMMERCE
Governor Pinkham appeared be
fore the Chamber of Commerce, at
1 o'clock tl lis afternoon and deliver
ed the following address:
Meiuebers of the Kauai Cham
ber of Commerce
It is a gratification to me to meet
you and briefly express my views
and review my actions in matters
that concern your island. I am
not a stranger to your needs, one
of the greatest of which I have
considered to be a safe protected
harbor and the direct landing and
embarking of passengers and of
handling of freight.
Nawiliwili seems to be the most
central aim available port and so
considered by United States en
gineers. Unless you can show an ade
quate amount of business to justi
fy the necessary expenditure, I
doubt if the Congress of the Unit
ed States will ever vote the sum
requited, no matter how much you
press it with petitions.
During the past two years I
have tried to secure harmony and
cooperation of every interest on
this side of the island to combine
all existing patronage and increase
to the greatest possible extent, fu
ture business for a port at Nawili
wili. Mu nrlmitiistrniinn li a s taken
great interest in this project. It
can do little more until vou make
it possible tv complete coopera
tion among yourselves for the gov
ernment, to present indisputable
economic facts to congress.
The ptoblem of homesteading
government lauds on Kauai has
been a perplexing one to every ad
ministration that has had to do
All the large interests in the
Territory have been built up on
an unparalelled paternalism, and
have insisted upon it as a right.
The smaller interests are now
insisting o n certain inalienable
rights and paternalism. There is
a conflict between unexpired pri
vileges granted heretofore on long
terms by the government to large
interests and the needs of the
homesteader who is, and is becom
ing, but the mandates of the Or
gantic Act, which cannot be set
aside, the owner of the public
lauds. He is coming into posses
sion of valuable lauds and im
provements not altogether on a
altogether carving out an agricul
tural home and business; lie is ap
propriating what has reverted to
the government. This does not
satisfy him because his needs go
beyond what the government pos
sesses, or has the means to supply.
He is impatient. Larger interests,
some of them, are reluctant to sur
render all or part of their well
development successful enterprises
and part with the factors essen-
tial to their business and profit.
The government has a perplexing
duty to perforin.
Nearly two years ago Land Com
missioner J. D. Tucker, who has
been quite and at times danger
ously Jll. during the past vear,
Mr. Albert Horner and myself,
visited the lands of Kapaa, Kealia,
Olehina, Waipouli, Anahola, etc,
and were most courteously enter
tained for two days by Col. Z. S.
Spalding, and every facility neces
sary for us to comprehend the
situation in these localities was
kindly and gratuitously supplied.
The needs of the adjacent home
steaders and the possible extension
of homestead areas were consider-
ed and most particularly enlarged
upon by Mr. Horner, whose des
cription of the topography of the
upper lands I depended upon, and
his assertions as to the possible
transortation on the mauka lands,
later to be returned to the govern
ment control, were given credence.
Reasonableaud practicable trans
portation for all lands hotnestead
ed. existed or had been planned
by Jthe previous governor. Mr.
Horner failed to tell me of the ob
stacles to tnauka railway construc
tion. Possibly he had not realized
them, but was enthusiastic over
the possibilities o f contributing
from mauka lands a ftipport for
the Nawiliwili port.
He himself lacked definite ideas
as to where he desired to locate
his proposed pineapple cannery.
During this visit I never once
heard Col. Spalding speak ill of
anyone, or exhibit any reluctance
in surrendering any land or im
provements that by law or agree
ment reverted from his plantation
to the government.
He realized, as does any person
of ordinary percept;on, that the
homesteader in this Territory in
no respect is situated as is the
mainland temperate climate home
steader. The homesteader in Ha
waii must have the most exacting
paternal care, both in providing
him with money, labor, imple
ments, water, and transportation
until in effect the homesteader be
comes the junior partnei taking
by far the minority risk.
me mainland nomesteauer 1 s
obliged to work his way alone
from the start, entirely on his own
responsibility, and with little as
sistance even on the public high-
The government has neither the
authority or Jmeans to assist the
homesteader to the extent his in
terests require, kence is obliged to
abandon the;homesteader or seek
to secure for him the private sup
port necessary to supply those de
ficiencies beyond its control.
It was about the middle or last
of October before the homesteaders
had aligned themselues so the gov
ernment had anj idea of what they
definitelv desired, and even then
were divided into four groups,
which constantly shifted and ap
parcntiy precluded any economic,
comprehensive solution of the vari
ous factors necessary to their suc
Circumstances w;ell known fore
ed a delay which was not unfavor
able to the homesteader.
At the earliest possible day the
new land commissioner and heads
o f correlated departments have
come to Kauai.
One or two homesteaders who
set their private notions above gen
eral policies have been imnationt.
otherwise all have been kind.
K j mmcsteadcr lias in,1.,.
dently and in privacy indicated to
the land commissioner, his needs
and to what extent they had been
supplied and how satisfactorily, and
has covered a term of live years.
Tnere is ono want and one im
perative necessity every homestead
er desires solved and supplied that
is water for irrigation.
At present the groat water supply
(Continued on page 5 J
Hon. J. H. Coney, wife and
daughter returned Friday morning
from a visit to Honolulu.
Mrs. A. Brodie, of Waimea, was
a home-coming passenger by the
steamer Maui Friday morning.
Honolulu Mail campaign will be the plan of McCandless.
Faithful Bourbons complain because Pinkham did not turn ras
cals out of office when he went in, and put Democrats in service. The
Governor is accused of taking bread and butter out of mouths of Ha
waiians and destroying votos
(Continued on page 8)
LIHUE PLANTATION C
Under date of April 9, but real
ly delivered on April 8, Lihue
Plantation Company, through their
attorneys, submitted the following
new proposal to the Governor in
regard to a railroad into the Wai
pouli homestead tract, etc.
"in summarizing our request to
you, we beg to say that we desire:
"(l) A license from the Sup
erintendent of Public Works, un
der the provisions of the Revised
Laws, giving us a right of way for
21 years for railroad purposes, to
run a line from the present termi
nus of our Hanamaulu railroad,
or some convenient point on it,
over the Liudemnr.u laud to the
south botder of the lauds of South
Olohcna; thence b y convenient
grades over said Lindeinaun lands
to a point on the low range of
mountains forming tne southern
border of the Waipouli homesteads,
thence by tunnel approximately
1600 feet through said low range
to a point on the Waipouli home
steads plain near the Cheatham
lut; the license to contain a coven
ant on our part to build, as the
necessity therefor becomes appar
ent, of which the Superintendent
of Public Works shall b e the
judge, up to and to connect with
the "Kapaa Spur"; the license to
also contain a provision that we
shall forthwith apply to the Legis
Passion Week Observance
Next week" will be observed by
the Lihue Union church as Pas
sion or Holy W,eek with special
afternoon Vesper services. These
services will be brief, helpful, in
spirational and stimulating; thev
will not be controversial or dog
matic, and no efiort will be made
to impose any teaching that does
not find a response in the heart of
All who believe in the higher
life, and fine ideals, and feel the
need of help and inspiration to at
tain to them, are most cordially
invited to participate i n these
services and share in the blessing
that will surely be there for all
who .come in the spirit of coopera
tion. Palm Sunday. April 16.-Chris-tian
Retreat, 11a, m
Monday April 17. - Confession.
The Pharisee and the Publican,
Tuesday, April IS. -Lord Teach
Us now to Pray, 4 p. m.
Wednesday, April 19. Little
Chiidren Love One another. 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 20, The Vine
and the Branches, 5 p. m.
Fiiday, April 21, Except the
Grain Die. Communion Service.
11 a. m.
Easter Sunday, April 23. The
Risen Lord. 11 a. m.
Special C- llection forthe Hawaii
J. M. Lvdg.vtk.
Mrs. R. L. Wilcox and little
daughter and Miss K. Mclntyre
returned Friday morning from a
short visit to Honolulu.
NEWS If WIRELESS
lature of the Territory of Hawaii
and the Congress of the United
States for a franchise for a rail
road to cover the line above referr
ed to and, in the event a break
water is built at Nawiliwili Har
bor, which will enable ships to
dock, to extend said line through
"The railroad constructed eiihei
under the license or the franchise
to be under the iuiisdiclion of the
Public Utilities Cominisaion.
"(.2) You to give us a right of
way for the term of twenty one
years for our present railroads,
ditches, flumes, etc , situate on
"The foregoing contains a brief
sunimarv of our requirements in
the premises. The detail of both
the license and the franchise can
be promptly worked out upon re
ceiving some assurance that the
general scheme meets with vour
"While we believe that our con
tract with the homesteaders should
be approved ir substantially their
present form, we are willing to,
in so far as the homesteader is
willing 30 to do, to amend them
either as to the length of their
continuance or in any other man
ner suggested by you. acquiesced
in by the homesteader and fair to
TO HAVE BENEFIT
The moving picture show and
concert planned for the benefit of
the strong boxes of the companies
of the first battalion, Fourth In
fantry, will take place in Lihue
Social hall next Saturday evening,
beginning at 7:30 o'clock sharp.
Wm. Fernandez will handle the
Among the features will be the
following: Two selections by the
Nawiliwili (string) orchestra:
songs by Miss Waterhouse and
quartette; violin solo by Mr. Car
den; song by Albert Horner, Jr.,
song by Mrs. Ileurv Sheldon, Jr.,
two numbers bv the Kapaia bandf
There will also be exhibitions in
Tickets are on sale by members
and lliav also he had at thr dnnr
I on the evening of the entertain
The Purvises Leaving
R. W. T. Purvis, one of the
oldest and best known of Kauai
kamaaina's, and family will leave
very shortly for a visit to the Coast
after which they will make their
home in Honolulu. It is not yet
known who will succeed Mr. Pur
vis in the offiice of Hon. G. N.
Wilcox, but it will prcbably be
someone from Honolulu, to arrive
GOVERNOR PINKHAM SEES
MUCH OF HOMESTEADING
Governor Pinkham and party
arrived at Nawiliwili it: flic Maui
about 4 o'clock Friday morning.
With the Governor were Chas.R.
Forbes, superintendent of public
works; B. Rivenbnrgh, laud com
missioner; A ttorney-General iitain
back, Forester Judd, Water Survey
or Larrison, Civil Engineer Furer
and clerical attaches. On the boat,
arriving in connection with the
same business, were Judge Arthur
Wilder, Albert Horner and H. P.
O'Sullivan, while the newspaper
men in thepartv were R.O. Mathe-
son, editor of the Advertiser: J.
F. Stone, representing the Star
Bulletin, and M. G. Santos, of O'
The Governor was met at the
wharf by a partv of field officers
of the Fourth Regiment, N. G. H., j
consisting of Colonel E. H. W,
Broadbent, Lt. Colonel Timmous
and Major F. L. Ptitman.
From the landing the Governor's i
party was taken to the Fairview
hotel where coffee was in waiting,
preparatory to the long ride across
the island to Waimea. The party
got away about daylight, reaching
Waimea in time for a seasonable
breakfast, after which the Govern
or enjoyed a short rest.
Superintendent Forbes, in the
meanwhile, acting for the -public
utilities commission, held an in
vestigation into the electric light
plant being run bv W. O. Crowell,
and which supp'ies light to Wai
mea. The commission decided that
this plant came under its jurisdic
tion and directed that it nay the
usual fees. !
Then the party drove out to thej
Bark:ng Sands, took
a look and!
returned to Kekaha.
At the lat
Completed plans and specifica
tions for the proposed Lihue Ar
mory were received here last week
and, as may be seen in another
column of this paper, sealed tend
ers are now being called tor bv the
Buildings Committee. In view of
the fact that there will probably ,
be more contractors from Hono-i
lulu to bid on this work than fromj
Kauai, it was thought advisable!
to open bids in Honolulu.
Chas. R. Forbes, Superinten
of Public Works in whose office
the plans were proposed has offer
ed to act as agent for the local
buildings committee in receiving
and tabulating t h e bids. Final
award of contract will, of course,
be made by the buildirg commit
tee. Bids will be opened in Hono
lulu next Monday morning, April
17, at 11 o'clock and it is to be
noted in this connection that bids
from Kauai contractors in order
to reach their destination before
the above date, will have to leave
here on Saturday, April 15th,
It is not anticipated that the
complete plans can be carried out
for the amount which has been
subscribed and to that end the pro
posals have beeh arranged so as to
contain a number of ' items" and
the first item, for instance, calls
for a figure on the building com
plete; the second item is the same
as the first but for the omission
of certain partitions, lavatories,
etc., in the basemsnt; the third
item is the same as the second but
FOR NEW ARMORY
ter place the Governor took up
with Manager Faye the subject of
mill site and other leases which will
shortly expire. Mr. Faye strted
to the Governor what the planta
tion would probably be willing to
do and the matter was taken tinder
The Governor, Mr. Larrison and
Mr. W. V. Hardy then went up
WTaimea canyon to examine cer
tain water sources theie. On the
way back the car In which the
Governor was riding stuck in the
mud, the wheels began suddenly
to revolve at a terrifn: pace and in
a moment the executive face war,
bespattered with mud. "I have an
example of Kauai mud slinging,"
observed the Governor after the
journey had again been resumed.
The party had luncheon and a
good rest at Waimea after which
the return was made slowly to Li
hue. To a crowd of some 200 people
from the homestead districts, Gov
ernor Pinkham spoke briefly on
Saturday morning, ai Kapaa school
his remarks preceding the invita
tion to the homesteaders to come
up in person and talk with him
and the other territorial represen
tatives. The governor declared that he
had not intended to make any talk
at all. but that wholly unjustified
communications to the press re
garding him had led him to do so
at last. He said his fust wish was
to find out what the people want
ed. He had never been moved to
do things through the influence of
nionied powers when against the
right, a d fear was a thing he had
ne'-er yet experienced.
(Continued on page 5 )
for the omission of still other
work such as store rooms in the
basement and partitions in the gal
lery. In this way a scale of figures
will be received by the lowest of
which the contract could be let
with onlv a first coat of paint on
the exterior; with no painting or
staining whatsoever o n the in
terior; and with the omission of
a number of looms fii basement
The building will be in the shape
of the letter T, liaving a verv short
stem. The stem pait constitutes
the front or office portion of the
structure, the drill hall constitut
ing the larger portion of the build-
jni, tuu. n,s at rif,ht nilR,M ,othe
A TEA PART? FOR
Ladies in Eleele district receiv
ed cunning handpainted teapots
inviting them to a tea-party at the
Hastie cottage on Friday after
noon, April 7.
The hostesses were Mrs. Win.
Hastie, Misses Janet and Eva Has
tie, and Ruth Johnson. Their
guests were Mrs. F.A. Alexander,
Mrs. II. H. Brodie. Mrs. R. D.
Moler. Mrs. W. Pillar, Mrs. Frit
sche, Mrs. A. B. Melancon, Mrs.
C. B. Morse. Mrs. J. I. Silva, Mrs.
Karl Roendahl, Mrs Geo. B.
Leavitt, Mis E. A Creevey. Mrs.
A. R. Glsisyer, the Misses Sam
son (2), Melancon (2). B. Martin.
M. Anderson, G. Mcfee, I. Ing,
A. Lee, H. Schimmelfennitr. M.
jResor, F. Strand and Mitchell.
1 lie afternoon was spent in the
usual wav, doing fancy work and
playing games, The prize win
ners were Mrs. Leavitt and Mrs
Delicious refreshments were
served at the close of the pleasant