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ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL. 12. NO. 23.
L1HUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1916
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TAKE THE "E
AU of the staff and line officers
of the Fourth Iufaiitrv took their
examinations on Sunday for com
missions, and judging from the
smiles around it is taken for grant
ed that all were satisfied with the
results. As a rule the examina
tions began at or about 9:30 in the
morning and concluded around 3
or 4 in the afternoon, the men
taking lunch at the examination
places or going without.
Colonel Broadber.t conducted
the examination of staff officers in
Lihue, and Major Rice looked af
ter the officers of the first battali
on at the county building Lt. Colo
nel Tinimons took the officers of
the two companies at Kealia and
Major McBrvde the officers a t
Homestead and Eleele. Major Bal
dwin "put through" the officers
of Makaweli and Waimea.
The examination paoers came
in big. sealed envelopes from head
quarters at Honolulu and were not
opened until work was underway.
These papers were hard or easy
according to the number of even
ings the officer had put in in study
ing tactics. Inasmuch as the local
regiment is new. however, and
the work is not very well advanc
ed some of the officers seemed to
feel that the examination was rath
er stiff for one day, or onesitling.
vfhe examination papers will
"not be passed upon here, but will
be forwarded to the board at Ho
nolulu. Presumably any officer failing
to make the required 75 per cent
will take' another examination lat
er on. The department was very
anxious that all of the officers
"take a stab" at it now, even if
they iailed; on account of the de
sirability of having all the com
panies officered by duly commis
sioned men at the first of July,
when the new army bill goes into
effect if that were possible.
New Drill Sergeant
Sergeant Gibson, 2nd. Infantry,
U. S. A., arrived at Lihue Wed
nesday morning and reported to
Colonel Broadbent. He will be
come di ill instructor of the men
of the Fourth Infantry. Sergeant
Gibson has been in the military
service fourteen years. He came
fronis El Paso, Texas, to Fort
Shafter, at Honolulu, only last
November, so is comparatively
new in the Islands. He has al
ready entered actively upon his
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Werner, of
flanalei, have announced the en
gagement of their daughter, Eliza
beth Waioli Waakikeoniookalani,
to Edward Kapoko Macomber, of
Honolulu. The wedding will take
place in Honolulu on July 11.
Changes Of Teachers
Niss Helyn Schimmelfennig, of
the Koloa school, has been trans
ferred to the Nomal school in Ho
nolulu. Miss Marion Hastie, whose home
is at Eleele, has been transferred
for the new year from Hilo to Ho
Dance At Eleele
The young men of McBryde
plantation will give a dance in
Eleele hall on the evening of June
17. Cards for it have already
The annual meeting of the Ka
uai Historical Society was held on
Wednesday evening at the Lihue
Library rooms, and was quite up
to the high level of that organiza
tion in interest and ability. The
secretory, Miss Elsie Wilcox, read
an interesting interview of Cel.
de la Vergne, reported by Mr.
Lydgate, descrptive of his first
visit to Kauai in 1872, and detail
ing in a pleasant way the condi
tions of life and society in those
old davs. The tribute to the climate
in his opinion, without excep
tion the finest in the world, de
serves to be set in gold by the
Hawaii Promotion Committee.
Mr. Lydgate read a paper on
the Mahaulepu Hut, which told
the story of that Hawaiian syndi
cate, and set forth in a clear light
the strange point of view, and
some other peculiar practices of
the Hawaiian Hui. It was an in
teresting contribution to the his
tory of that strange and anomal
ous creation, the Hawaiian Hui.
Mr. W. Hyde Rice submitted
an interesting legend of a sacred
spear point, in the hands of a
famous ancient chief, who accom
plished great things with it, in a
sort of Don Quixote tour of the
Islauds.lt was a legendary tale of
rather novel relations.
Mr. S. W. Wilcox gave several
very interesting, and graphic in
cidents from his experiences as
sheriff of the island, relative main
ly to buried treasure, and the theft
of the same. From his account it
would seem that a great deal more
has been buried than has ever been
satisfactorily accounted for, and
that there ought to be large, if
somewhat vague, possibilities of
treasure trove for the men with
the right kind of insight and the
proper touch. Mr. Wilcox capped
the climax of his spell as a raccon-
teur by his tale 'Who stole Lima-
loa's Awa?" a stirring story of ad
venture and detective interest.
The treasurer's report showed
a balance in the treasury of gl9.
The same officers were re-elected,
viz: Win. Hyde Rice, Pres.; J. M.
Lvdgate, Vice Pres., Elsie H.
Death Of Old Lady
The wife of John Mudez, Sr
of Kealia, mother of Fred and
John Mendes, Jr., died Thursday
morning after an illness of three
years, aged 70 and over. The fun
eral was very largely attended,
persons of different nationalities
being present, the Kealia band
leading the procession. Services
in the church and at the grave
were conducted by Father James.
Deceased had been a resident of
Kealia thirty-five years and was
quite well known in the Portu
The excursion to Honolulu for
the big events of July 10-12 will
leave Nawiliwili nt 5 o'clock next
Friday afternoon, June 9. The
return to Kauai on excursion tick
ets may be made either Monday.
Tuesday or Thursday nights. In
dications are that quite a large
number of people will go down.
In a game of baseball played
Sunday between teams of Com
panies I and K the former won by
a score of 8 to 6.
LORD KITCHENER DROWNED
London Field Marshal Lord Kitchener and staff have been drowned in the
Supreme Admiral Jollicoe, commanding the British fleet in the North Sea, has
reported to the Admiralty that the cruiser Hamsphirc, uilh Field Marshal Lord
Kitchener and his staff aboard, has been lost off the west coast of the Orkney Is
lands, which lie north of Portland Firth. Scotland. All on board perished.
YUAN SH1H KAI DEAD
Peking President Yuan Shih Kai, who had been ill for several weeks, died
suddenly at his official residence early today.
Honolulu Wireless tests made between Honolulu and ll.e Japa
nese capital arc successful, according to cable advises from Ti kio.
The third tryout has been made with another to follow. May be
able to establish regular day service soon. Radio span would then
be the longest in the world in commercial use.
Smart's Ashes Coming Back
The ashes of young (hiillard Smart are coining here for burial, thus
fulfilling the dying request, of the husband of Tliohnn Parker Smart. The
urn will be taken to Mann, Hawaii, and laid beside that of his wife.
Movins Picture Of Military
A moving picture of Oabu military life is proposed, tins idea being
to aid the campaign for recruiting forces to new strength. The film will
teach patriotism to the people, according to the promoters. (Irowth of
National (Uiard instanced to show what work will do.
Guy Tuttle Resigns
Guv Tuttlt has resigned from the office of citv statistician and
will be succeeded bv James Guild.
Stock Market Quiet
Complete lethargy rules in the stock market. Dividends totalling
$611,250 paid on four plantations.
Hughes Boom A Boomerang
Chicago The Grand Old Party is floundering about in presidential
seas. Promoters of the boom for Hughes are hoisted by their own pe
tard. Popularity worked up. in Chicago for the Supreme Court jurist to
eliminate Roosevelt proves a boomerang for the leaders who boosted
Hughes, but want neither him nor Roosevelt. The boom for Hughes
threatens to still further divide the Republican ranks.
Russians Making Great Drive
London The Russians have launched their long-expected drive
for the Entente Allies, smashing at their foes along a front of more
than 250 miles. Vast masses of men and guns are us d by the Slav
commanders on the line from Pripet Marshes to the border of Ron
mania. Thousands of Austrians are made captive. Efforts of the
Germans to block the offensive have proved fruitless and the steam
roller moves westward in Bessarabia and Volhynia.
berman Naval Losses
The Germm naval losses in the North Sea battle increase with
later returns. It is now reported that the Teutons lost thirty-one
ships in the fight. Berlin still claims victory.
Swept By Tornado
Little Rock Many perished in Tornado which swept Arkansas
Raid Leader Strung Up
Chihuahua Pablo Lopez, the chief under Villa of bandits who
raided Americans at Columbus, New Mexico, and leader of the San
ta Yestel massacre of Americans was executed yesterday for. his
Dutchman Kills Himself
Los Angeles Lt, Commander Vansteyn, nf the Holland navy,
committed suicide in his room at bis hotel yesterday. He left a note
saying hi? mission to buy aeroplanes for the Dutch navy was a failure.
Russia And Greece t
Pctrngrad Tho press requests that the Entent powers bring pres
sure to I tear upon King George, of Greece.
Loudon The powerful fighting ship General von Hindenberg,
Germany's latest dreadnaught. was sunk as the result of the naval
battle off Jutland. The news was brought to England by naval of
ficers returning from the engagement. These officers identify two
German warships said to have been destroyed whose names were not
Despatches from Denmark today report that Mie battle cruiser
Seydlitz, badly damaged, was pursued by British vessels south jf
Jutland the morning after the battle.
The British admiraltv issued a statement this morning to the ef
fect that the British lost 333 officers.
Estimate Of Vessels Lost -
The British estimate of eighteen Geitnan vessels to fourteen lost
by the British is accepted by a majority of the public.
Rumor About The Seydlitz
Copenhagen A despatch received here says tlu.t it is believed
tke German battle cruiser Sevdlitz was crippled in the North Sea, and
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Snow Storm On Kauai
Snow has not been seen on this
Island for a great many years, but
on Saturday evening, June 10,
there will be a snow storm. The
Fairies eniov the snow, so come
and see them plav. "Birds of a
Feather" has other unusual fea
tures. Don't Miss It! Lihue Social
Tickets are out foi the playlet
"Birds Of A Feather" to be pre
sented bv pupils o f the Kauai
High School on tke evening of
Colonel and Mrs. Broadbent en
tertained the young folks of Lihue
and Grove harm Saturday even
ing. Judge Dickey and Supervising
Principal Brodie went over to Nii-
ban by the last Kinau, the former
to gather rare shells and the latter
to inspect the little school there.
Both report successful ventures.
Dr. Derby, the dentist, will be
leaving in a few weeks for a busi
ness and recitation tour on the
NEW BONUS PLAN
The new bonus scheme of the
plantations has been i rintcd in all
languages and in a few dayscopie?
will be placed convenient to the
laborers so that thev mav all ltarn
the details. The plan is set forth
in the following:
AMK.VD.MKXTS TO SLIDING SCAIK
The sliding scale bonus plan
adopted by the plantations Janu
ary 1, 1912, shall be amended to
read and be as hereinafter set
The current bonus period from
November 1. 1915 to October 31,
1916, will be divided into two
parts. The first will include the
five months to April 1, 1916, for
(Continued on page 2.)
A petition is beine circulated
over Kauai requesting the Depart
ment of Education to reconsider
its failure to re appoint Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Brown to a school on
this island. Mr, and Mrs. Brown
are principal and assistant in the
Waimea school. When it was
found that they had not been re
appointed the assumption was that
thty had been transferred to Ho
nolulu or some other island, but
such has been found not to be the
High School Faculty
The faculty of the Kauai High
School thus far decided upon is as
follows: W. C. Avery, principal,
re-appointed; Miss Dorothy E.
Stendel, graduate of Stanford and
formerly an instructor in Oakland;
Mr. McCall, re-appointed; Miss
Gertrude Johnson, graduate o f
Rockford College. Rockford, Illi
nois. Miss Marjorie Wood, present
principal of Huleia school. The
name of the sixth teacher is not
Chamber Of Commerce
mm, am t
A regular meeting of tne Kauai
Chamber of Commerce will be held
in the court house at Waimea at
3:30 p in. a week from Thursday.
Cards will go out bv the mail
Moudav morning. This will be
the last meeting before the annual
banquet session at Hotel Lihue in
Barking Sands Party
A party of young people, with a
sprinkling of older folk, of the
Waimea section, had a picnic at
the Barking Sands and neighbor
ing beach Saturday evening. It
was a uiTrv crowd and a jolly,
good time is the report.
C. B. Ripley, the Honolulu ar
chitect, visited Lihue last week to
consult with the committee regard
ing the proposed new tuberculosis
hospital to he established near
Kapaa. Work on the hospital will
Japanese of Lihue mill had a
grand picnic on Sunday. They
took a train near the mill and
went out beyond Hanamaulu
where the day was spent in feast
ing and sports dear to the Japa
nese heart. All had a glorious
Hirano, an automobile driver,
committee suicide at Kealia last
week by taking poison. He was
afflicted with consumption and in
consequence had been denied the
privilege of taking his car out.
Last Sunday was observed at
Child reus Day at the Lihue Union
Church, very much to the iutercit
and enjoyment of all concrrntd.
not forgetting the children them
selves. The program was varitd
and original, such as muit appeal
to all lovers of children, and the
selections were more than usually
bright and interesting. The very
small children, with their concert
recitation of Two Little Hands,
and their representation of local
wild flowers, quite captivated the
audience b v their unconscious
grace end naivete.
A novel and very successful fea
ture of the service was the Recita
tion Tableaux, representing the
Parable of the Pharisee and the
Publican, and of the talents, in
character and costume, and of the
Ten Commandments, representing
the two tablets, with a child, at
tired suitibly in white, for each
In a very brief address Mr. Lyd
gate emphasized the importance of
bringing up children in tne nur
ture and admonition of the Lord.
The church was beautifully dec
orated for the occasion, a novel
feature of the decorations being a
number of cinarv bird;, hidden in
the foliage, which sang most joy
ously from time to time during
The following was received on
Saturday from one of the teacher
of the Waimea school;
June 2, 161$.
Editor Garden Island:
Understanding that one of the
reasons, given to the Department
of Public Instruction, for thenon
reappointment of Mr. H. C Brown
as principal and Mrs. Brown as
assistant at Waimea. was the state
ment that "all the teachers with
the possible exception of two,
would be glad to see them leave,"
seven of the other ten teachers
signed the following petitiou
gotten up without the kuowlcdgc
of the Browns.
Quite possibly 'ther statements
made to the Board contained an
equal amount of truth.
One of the teachers.
The report having been circulat
ed that all the teachers of the
Waimea school were opposed to
the continuation of the services of
Mr. and Mrs. Brown in our school,
we wish to denv such a report and
express our sincere desire that
they be retained as our principal
and vice principal.
Birds Of A Feather
The plans for the High School
play, "Birds of a Feather," Sat
urday evening are now complete
and the stage settings and proper
ties are ready.
There will be an excellent or
chestra, and a violin solo by Mr.
Daniels. After the play music
will be furnished for dancing,
The cast is developing rapidly.
There will be a number of genulnt
features during the evening. Every
effort has been made by students
and teachers to present a crtdU
table performance, and the people
of Kauai are invited to come and
see what the boys and girls cam
Captain Richard N. Oliver, f
Hotel Waimea, Twill return to
morrow from a business visit t