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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 12. NO. 18.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1916
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Manuel R. lardin, storekeeper
and postmaster at Homesteads,
shot himself with a 32calibre re
volver at about 3 o'clock last Fri
day afternoon, the ball entering
just above the heart and lodging
near the back.
A few hemorrhages followed,
but this soon stopped, and at 11
o'clock this morning by Dr, Wa
terhotise reported the patient to
be doing finely and reasonably
cettain of recovery.
It is stated that Jardin had been
in the habit, for some vears, of
drinking rather heavy at any
rate, he was charged with it. Of
late his means of procuring liquor,
whatever they were, had been shut
off, so Friday he drank the whole
of a bottle of bay rum. About 3
o'clock in the afternoon he got
out his revolver, fired it once to
sen that it was in condition and
went into his house. Shortly af
ter there was the second report of
the pistol, Tardine having shot
himself in the breast close to but
missing the heart.
Neighbors gathered around but
no one would dare into the house.
Filially Dr.Waterhouse came along
and was hailed. He looked in the
window and saw Jardin sitting in
a chair. The wounded man called
out to the doctor to enter, which
-'-Jardin was taken to the hospital
in Koloa where his wound receiv
ed prompt attention
In a statement to Deputy Sheriff
Blake the would-be suicide stated
that his sole cause fot attempting
his own life was the attitude of
his friends toward him constant
ly abusing him-for drinking. He
said that his business affairs weie
in good shape. He is postmaster
at Homesteads and told the Deputy
Sheriff that the proper remittance
to the department had gone for
ward by the preceding mail
Jardin is one of the best known
Portuguese of the Kalaheo section.
He Jformerely woiked for Mr.
Silva at Kalaheo. Eleele and Ha
napepe and later managed a store
at Aiea. on Oahu. returning to
Kauai a year or so ago.
Big Day At Lawai
The second battalion of the
Fourth Infantry will have its big
time at Lawai beach house next
Sunday. There will be features
,of many kinds, including a luau.
' All attending are assured in ad
vance of the most enjoyable sort
of a time.
Hyades Brings Mail
The Matson steamer Hyades ar
rived at Port Allen Sunday morn
ing from the coast via Honolulu,
bringing about 250 tons of San
Francisco and New York freight
for merchants in that vicinity.
She sailed again at noon yester
day, taking 19,800 bags of sugar.
42 bags of copra and 2,500 cases
The Hyades brought a mail for
various Kauai offices.
Battalion Drill Sunday
The second battalion, Fourth In
fantry, had drill and inspection in
Lihue park Sunday afternoon,
Major Wm. Henry Rice command
ing Colonel Broadbent was in
specting officer. The companies
made a very fine showing.
Mr. McCall, of the High school,
who has been so ill at the Lihue
hospital is improving very fast
and will shortly be out and among
his friends again.
FAREWELL TO THE
About thirty members of the Ou
Club enjoyed n very delightful bench
party, last Sunday given in honor
of Mr. and Mrs. Purvis and their
daughter, Miss Silburn, who arc
leaving shortly for the coast. The
affair took place at the MoBryde
beach house, a number of the party
enjoying the splendid swimming
A perfectly appointed picnic sup
per was partaken during which sev
eral speeches were called for, and a
gift was presented to the guests of
honor as a token of appreciation for
the interest shown by the Purvis
family in the club and its various
activities since its foundation.
In spite of prevailing showers,
the pyrotechnical display was car
ried out with some measure of suc
cess, bringing a very pleasant out
ing to an end.
FOR THIS ISLAND?
The following interesting story
appeared in a Honolulu paper which
arrived at Lihue this morning:
In song and story the well-known
expression "On the Road to Man
dalay" will be changed to "On the
Road to llanalei" if the plans of
the Kauai boosters go through.
The people of Kauai are now work
ing on a road over the mountains
from Waimea to Hanalei which
when completed will be called the
Road of Ten Thousand Wonders.
Running along close to the cliffs
which stand like sentinels guarding
the shoreline, 'and then through val
leys and over the mountains the
road will bring out wonderful scenic
possibilities a s yet undeveloped.
This section is rich with wonders of
every description, and those who
have made the trip state that when
the road is completed it will be sec
ond to none in the value of scenery.
Na Pali, which is acknowledged
to bo one of the beauty spots of all
Hawaii, will be reached by the new
road, and the roadway will wind
around close to precipices, of which
there an hundreds. The news of
the project was given out yesterday
at a meeting of the Hawaii Promo
tion Committee, and all of the mem
bers were enthusiastic in regard to
"A mine rich in jewels will be
developed," said Albert P. Tay
lor, when asked regarding the
building of the scenic road. "This
scenic section will be startling to
the average tourist, and will with
out doubt prove to be a mine to
Hawaii. Kauai has taken note of
Gray's Elegy and the flower that
wasborn to blush unseen will in
the future not be wasted on the
desert air," he concluded. It is
expected that the road will be com
pleted some time next year.
Some Swords Arrive
Twenty-five swords arrived by
the steamer Friday morning for
officers of the Fourth Infantry, N.
G. II., above lieutenants, and were
distributed by the Quartermaster.
Swords for the other officers will
be along veiv shoitly.
Attention is called to the special
advertisement of Abadies French
Laundry or. page three.
Companies A, B and C, Nation
al Guard, had battalion drill un
der the new arc lights in Lihue
park Friday evening.
Honolulu Japanese wait final action of planters eagerly. Prompt
action in granting request for increase of wages pleases.
Wm. S. Sharon, of San Francisco, long-life Bourbon says that the
country needs Roosevelt at the present time. Like others, he is weary
of insults offered America by large and small countries and feels that it
is time for more strenuous policies.
The Raymond Ranch, of Maui, will enter the Honolulu meat trade
A thoroughly modern refrigerating plant will be installed and a butcher
shop put in.
Philippines Bill Defeated
Washington The bill to give the Philippines independence in
four years has met with a clean defeat in the House, Republicrns
help the Democratic dissenters to defeat the measure.
Wilson Will Stand Pat
President Wilson intends to stand his ground in Mexico. This
announcement was made after a conference with the Secretary of
War. The de facto government of Mexico wants American troops
withdrawn. The conferees at the border will be instructed not to
discuss the subject of withdrawal at all.
An Alleged Despatch
Washington Despatches from the Associated Press last night say
that German censors let the following message pass: "Future German
American relations probably can be anticipated with less apprehension."
Report From Battlefields
London Infantry on Verdun line quiet after hot attacks. Germans
repulsed again by French defenders of Homme Mort. Heavy guns still
growing menace to Gallics.
Russians Recapture Position
The Russians have recaptured the position taken by the Hungarians
a few days ago, says a despatch from Pctrognid.
British Ship Sunk
A British ship has been sunk by a mine in the Mediterranean.
Irish Revolt Goes To Pieces
When the leaders emit the Irish
everywhere are surrendering and
to England. Dublin has suffered
Wilson Not Afraid Of Hyphen
Washington President Wilson scouts idea of hyphen bugaboo.
He tells women in training camps that at country's call all Americans
New York Roosevelt said last night that he is not working for
private interests or as a politician,
this is a great national crisis.
Frenchman Narrowly Escapes
The French passenger steamer La Patrie nartowly escaped des
truction from a raiding torpedo.
London Official announcements made today are to the effect
that all rebel leaders in Dublin have surrendered after a week of re
volt, and British forces seem to be steadily crushing out the disturb
ance. The worst trouble now remaining outside of Dublin is in county
Meath, while at some other places the rebels are continuing their ac
tivities. Violent Fight In West
Berlin A violent fight took place today near Dead Man's Hill.
Otherwise the western situation remained generally unchanged.
The French Report
Paris The Germans today delivered a massed attack north of
Dead Man's Hill, which position the French recently captured, The
French delivered counter attack almost immediately and after losing
a trench north of Cumiers repulsed the Germans with enormous losses.
British Lost 20,000
Berlin During the fighting which the British expeditionary force
did in March and April this year in Mesopotamia their casualties
amounted to 20,000 men, according
Cherbourg, France Fire of an
destroyed the branch plant of the Creusot Gun Works here, where
important munitions orders were being filled. Investigation is being
German Torpedoes Transport
Berlin A German submarine
Salonika, according to an unofficial report.
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THE STEAMER SCHEDULE
Ediior Garden Island:
Anent steamer muddle, here, I
beg to offer the following simplt
solution: By all means put the
Kinau back on her beloved Wai
mea run, but let her make two
trips per week if possible, and
touching at Nawiliwili on leaving
Recall the Maui from her cattle
run to Hawaii, fit her out with
passenger accommodations e x
tended right to the stern on the
lines of the W. G. Hall, and then
either take her usual run Nawi
liwili. Koloa and Ahukini. Simple
and effective solution, is it not?
NEWS BY WIRELESS
revolt ouicklv collapses. Rtbels
transports are taking the prisoners
severely from the mob.
but as a patriotic citizen. He says
to an Overseas despatch from
unknown origin today partially
torpedoed a large transport near
A KICK FROM KEKAHA
Editor Garden Island:
I think it should appear in your
honorable paper that the police
force of this island are not seeing
to the cars using dimmers on their
lights. Each time we are out in
our car we meet three or four
have to stop and let them pass,
their lights are so bright.
Also, on the Kekaha side we
have dozens of estray horses on
the road also at Kalaheo. It's a
shame why the heads can't attend
to their simple duties. Some one
ought to see to it; and when they
make a law see that it is carried
Company baseball teams have
three weeks more in which to pre
pare Jlor the coming season. A
short elimination series will begin
on May 21st and is scheduled to
be played off before. July 4th., af
ter which a longer drawn out series
will be played, extending through
Keen competition is predicted
between the various companies
composing the regiment. The ma
terial available is said to be shap
ing up much better than had been
expected on account of the old
baseball players beiii, so widely
scattered under present condi
tions new discoveries being quite
The challenge issued by Co. D
football squad was answered last
Sunday by the second battalion
team, the members of which went
over to Kilatiea for the match.
Whereas most of the soccer teams
are recruited from an entire batta
lion, Co. D has only its own mem
bership from which to select a
eleven. The gsme resulted in an
win for the second battalion men,
11-0. Much ctedit is due the Kila
uea company for the enthusiasm
shown in organizing its team.
A vaudeville is to be given by
the Mokihana Club at the Lihue
Hall ou Saturday evening, May
6th., at eight o'clock, for the bene
fit of the Kauai Interscholastic
Athletic League. W. D. Howell's
farce, "Room Forty-five" will be
presented, and there will also be
fancy-dancing, a minsticl show,
and shadow pictures.
Kauai has the distinction of
being the first county to develop
regular inter-school games. Under
Mr. Avery's direction the League
was organized last vear, Kauai
Hih, Lihue, Koloa, and Eleele
schools coining in. This vear
Kalaheo school has joined the
league. Two very successful sea
sons have been played off. The
proceeds of the entertainment will
go toward the expense of trans
porting the teams from one dis
trict to another for tht Satuiday
afternoon games. Tickets at SI. 00
and 50 cents are now on sale,
Big Church Conference
The Evangelical Association,
which ha;1, been in session at the
Lihue Hawaiian church for two
days, closed its sessions Saturday
afternoon, Sunday being given
over merely to exercises of a minor
character. Revs. Erdman, Scwl
der, Judd and Schenk were ove
from Honolulu, while a number of
leaders in local church work at
tended all of the sessions. The ses
sions were given over entirely to
Officer May Come
Information has been received
from Honolulu that a commission
ed officer of the regular army
may be detailed to Kauai as in
structor of the Fourth Infantry.
Kauai stockholders in Malay
rubber propositions returned Fri
day from a meeting held in Hono
lulu. Thev were much pleased
with the reports made by officers
of the company.
Nawiliwili Garage accepted ship
ment of a fine big Franklin car
EVENT AT KAPAIA
The wedding of Mr. Caeser F.
Andrade of the Hanainaulu store
and Miss Mary Fernandez took
place at the Kapaia Catholic church
last Saturday afternoon, the cere
mony being performed by the Rev.
Father Celestine. A n elaborate
banquet was given later in the
grape arbor adjoining the groom's
residence, the arbor being illumi
nated for the occasion by a string
of electric lights. A complimen
tary dance was given the young
couple later in the evening by Mr.
Antone Nobriga, Jr , who had
borrowed Ithe Hanainaulu school
cottage living room for the occa
sion, and which was ptettily dec
orated with tissue paper bells and
other decorations. Music w a s
furnished bv a stringed quartette
and all went as merrv as the pro
vertial wedding bell until mid
night when the party broke up
and escorted the young bride and
groom to their new home near tl"
FIFTY YEARS AGO
The following is from the pen
of Rev. J. M. Lydgate:
From the Kuokoa, Hawaiian
newspaper, of Dec. 17, 1S66, we
translate ibis wise bit of advice,
which is no less wise now than it
PLANT COCOANUTS !
Listen my Friends of the Garden
and Field ! Let us plant cocoa
nuts ! In the good old days of
the Chiefs, the ea shores were
beautitul with cocoanut groves;
but in these degenerate days of
their descendants, the groves are
dying, and soon that most beau
tiful of Hawaiian trees will be a
thing of the past.
To my fancy, the beauty of
this our own home grown tree, far
outruns any of the foreign trees
the haoles have brought here.
These malihini trees are all very
well, but the glory of Hawaii is
It is the anxious desire of this
one Hawaiian, at any rate to see
in mv old age the waving groves,
as in the days of my vouth. and
more. In those days the land all
belonged to the chiefs, and the
groves belonged" to the chiefs.
Now we own our kuleanas. and
every man can plant a few trees
near his little home, and enjoy
Where are you my friends ! The
cocoanut is a valuable thing ! You
can sell them for ten cents apiece,
and a good tree will vicld one
hundred nuts a year, that gives
you $10 a year. Sugar cane isn't
in it with that ! Besides that the
leaves are valuable for thatch, and
the fibre for rope. The captains
coming up from the south tell us
about this fine rope that they get
there, o n those small islands,
made out of cocoanut fibre, and
they want to know what's the
matter with us, that we don't
plant cocoanuts, and make rope.
Sure enough ! We ought to be
ashamed! Well, I planted ten
trees when I got mv little kulcana,
and thev are bearing generously
now; but as I realize that these
ten trees can't live forever, I am
going to plant a lot more. Now
let us all do the same thing, and
then, three; four, or five years
from now, we will see, nil alonj
the shore of Hawaii, the feathery
plumes of myriads cocoanuts way.
ing in the wind.