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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 12. NO. 33.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, AUGUST 15. 1916
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A JAPANESE CUTS
Sometime Sunday night Saka,
Japanese, 'employed o n Kekalia
ditch, cut his throat with a razor in
his cottage near Camp 4, Kekahn
ditch, and died.
Deputy Sheriff Crowell was noti
fied early Monday morning and he
and Dr. Lyman went to the scene.
They found the man dead in the
yard just outside the door of the
house. Blood on the lloor and steps
indicated that the cutting had been
No reason is known for the deed
except that the man was a hard
drinker. It is related that he cut
his throat once before, about live,
years ago, in an attempt to commit
suicide, but was saved by Dr. West.
The man lived alone.
SPEAK AT ELEELE
Kauai residents who are interest
ed in Hawaii's American-Japanese
problem are invited to hear Dr. U.
Kawaguchi, a graduate of Rochester
and Chicago Universities, talk next
Monday night at the Eleele Social
Hall on the topic "The Hawaiian
Born Japanese As I See Them."
Dr. Kawaguchi was lrn in Ja
spent sixteen years studying
in the United States, and this past
year has been doing a big work for
English speaking Japanese through
the Honolulu Japanese Y. M. C. A.
He returns to Japan next month to
become a professor in one of the
colleges there. Mr. K. Roendahl
will be chairman of the meeting
and both men and women arc in
vited. The Rices Entertain
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Hyde Rice,
with characteristic hospitality, had
a regular field day of entertaining
at their beautiful place at Ilaena
last Thursday. Among their guests
were Mrs. F. W. Damon, Mrs. F.
L. Putman, Miss Vera Damon and
Miss Nora Swanzy; also Manager
Goodale and son, of Waialua. Later
in the day they arranged a hum for
the Y. M. C. A. boys, camping at
Haena, and sent it over to them at
their camp, where the lads enjoyed
it immensely after returning in the
late afternoon from a long hike.
s Schmidt "Farewells"
F. T. Schmidt, of the Levenson
Well Company, who has been travel
ling Kauai for a long time, gave a
farewell reception to h i s Lihue
friends at bowling alleys of t h e
Kegel Club Saturday evening. Mr.
Schmidt will hereafter remain at
the headquarters of his concern in
Honolulu and will be succeeded on
this route iy a Mr. Strauss.
Mr. Rutsch, Lihue'snew benedict.
was also one of the entertainers of
The candidates definitely in the
field on Kauai for the Seuateat this
date are .1. II. Coney, Republican,
and John Chandler, Democrat. For
the House are D. Kanealii, Demo
crat; J. F. Kuapuhi, non-partisan;
J. K. Lota and J. K. Kula, Repub
lican. Miss Penniman ami her guest,
Miss Wolfe, have been spending the
week end at llanalei, with Mrs;
MAT AND DIES
DR. KAWAGUGHI TO
BIG TAX APPEAL
The Tax Appeal Court for the
County of Kauai, consisting of Ciias.
S. Dole, chairman; E. H.W. Broad
bent, and J. H. Moragne, filed on
Saturday its decisions in .the three
eases it has had under consideration
for the past month, viz: In the ap
peals of Hawaiian Sugar Company,
Ltd., Gay & Robinson (as to the
property leased to the Hawaiian
Sugar Company), and McBryde
Sugar Company, Ltd.
In the case of the Hawaiian Sugar
Company, commonly known asMa
kaweli Plantation, the Court decid
ed that the contentions of the plan
tation are correct, that the assess
ment of $4,500,000 is too high, and
hat the valuation returned on the
property of 84,250,000 is a fail
valuation, for the reason, mainly,
that the property of the plantation
is all on leased land, the whole
property, including the mill, to re
vert to the lessors, Gay & Robinson,
at the end of the present lease, in
Besides this, the Government
land which the plantation leases,
(about twelve hundred acres of
cane land bordering on Uanapepe
Yaliey) will go back to the Govern
ment by the end of next year, and
the prospect is that it will not lie
released to the Company, but will
undoubtedly be opened up for home
steads. This piece contains nearly
one-six of the available cane land
of the plantation.
The Gay it Robinson holdings
leased to the plantation (the lessors'
interest in the same) are assessed at
$800,000, the figure put upon it by
Assessor Farley, which is a raise of
$1500,000 on the return, and is sus
tained. In this case the Court was
evidently influenced by the fact
that the property in question will
be constantly gaining in value, to
the same extent that the property
of the Hawaiian Sugar Company is
lapsing, and for the same reason.
The taxes on these lands, by the
terms of the lease from Gay &
Robinson, are paid by the planta
tion. McBryde Sugar Co. was returned
at $2,000,000, and assessed at $:$,
000,000, and the Court has "split
the difference" and put the valua
tion at $2,500,000.
Renovating Grass House
Mr. William Hyde Rice is re
thatching his grass house. This is
probably about the only real Ha
waiian grass house on the island
certainly by all odds the most com
plete and palatial one and as a
sort of valuable museum exhibit
ought to be preserved, and it is a
matter of public interest and public
pride, that it is being "restored."
New Dentist Arrives
Dr. A. C. Braley (pronounced
Brawley), who will substitute for
Dr. A. J. Derby on Kauai during
the hitter's absence in the east, ar
rived at Lihue in the Kinau Wed
nesday morning. He brought a num
ber of introductions to local people
and settled down at once to work.
Waialua Manager Here
W..W. Goodale, manager of the
big Waialua plantation, on Oahu,
accompanied by his son, made a
I tour of Kauai at the week-end. They
jeame over on the Kinau Wednesday
land returned by the same steamer'
The Chamber of Commerce ban
quet at the Hotel Fairview Saturday
evening will be the regulation 81.50
The Browns Lose Out
Honolulu Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Brown, of Waimea, Kauai, lose out
before tlio commissioners of education. The hoard listened to their
statements and Attorney Fred Patterson put up a game light for them,
but the commissioners stood firm and refused to change, their former
decision that the Browns be not reappointed It is said that the Browns
may appeal to the next Legislature.
Capital City Notes
Honolulu Mayor Lane, Speaker Holstein and Chairman Berndt
have a conference after which it is announced that harmony reigns once
more in the Republican fold.
Miss Featherstone. a former Honolulu schoolteacher and editor of
Childhood Magazine, is suing the Angeles Traction Company for $20,000
damages for injuries.
The price of refined sugar in New York in sagging, due to diminish
ing domestic consumption and other causes. Price drops a quarter.
Paris The Kaiser's men drive back the British in a hot light. Ber
lin reports the capture of more than seven thousand yards of trenches
between Thiepool and Pozieres, north of Sonnne.
On the east front the shattered Teuton line flees before the Russians.
The great Slaz wave inundates more ground belonging to the Austrians,
while the Italians move steadily forward beyond Isonzo.
Continued o l Page 6
Bank Examiner Again
M. H. Druinmond, Territorial
bank examiner", arrived in the Ki
nau Wednesday to cheek up the
books of the banks and county offi
cers. He has spent most of the
time in Lihue and will return home
by tonight's steamer.
Filipino Night School
The Y. M. C. A. night school for
Filipinos at' Makaweli, in charge of
Mr. Jesse, stenographer at the plan
tation office, started last night. The
daily wireless sheet of Tin-: Gahdkn
Island will be used as the text
The Barclays Leaving
Friends regret t h e prospective
departure, tit the end of the month
of Mr. and Mrs. II. T. Barclay,
from Kapaa where they have been
for some time, Mr. Barclay being
with the Hawaiian Canneries Co.
Mr. Farley Married
J. K. Farley and Miss Pepper,
for sometime a trained nurse at the
Koloa hospital, were married at the
Hotel Stewart in San Francisco on
August 2, Rev. C. I). Millikin,
formerly of Waimea, officiating..
The witnesses to the marriage cere
mony were Dr. Derby, of Lihue,
and Mrs. GilTard, of Honolulu.
Mr. ami Mrs. Farley will return
to Koloa sometime in October.
Paul O, Schmidt, representing
Haekfeld & Co., and D. L. Austin,
of Then. II. Davies & Co., arrived
itt Lihue in the steamer Maui this
Mrs. Richard L. Hughes, Eleele,
is entertaining tomorrow afternoon
in honor of her mother, Mrs. John
A. Scott, of Ililo.
W C. Avery, principal of the
Kauai High School, returned to Li
hue Friday morning. He had been
for nearly a week working with ihe
committee at Honolulu on amend
ments to the course of study for the
schools of the Territory.
Companies A, B and C showed up
well for their drill in Lihue park
Friday evening. Company A had
probably its record turnout.
Mrs. A. G. Horn, of Honolulu,
who hail spent several weeks in Li
hue, returned home by the Kinau
An advance copy of the October
Mid-Pacific Magazine has been re
ceived, freighted with articles about
Hawaii and other countries around
this ocean. The number is pro
An "open air" concert will be
given at Kalihiwai by the Kameha
meha and Normal students com
bined on Saturday evening at 7:80
o'clock for the benefit of the Koo
lau Christian Endeavor.
Those who are to take part are:
Misses Alice Mahikoa, Amy Mahi
koa, D. Mahikoa, E. Mahikoa, R.
Wood, Julialhuldy, Lily Naea, E.
Needhani, Eva Akana, M. Akana,
and Mrs. D. II. Iluddy; Messrs.
Wm. Mahikoa, Alf. Ah Fat, Geo.
Akana, Geo. Keawe, S. Kupuhea,
Ah See Ah Fat, Dan. Makaahoa,
J. Mathews, J. Keahee and Geo.
Light refreshment will be served.
Dancing will follow the concert.
Cyril O. Smith, formerly of Kealia
and now principal of the Royal
school in Honolulu, came over last
week to visit his old friend, Colonel
Z. S. Spalding. He will return to
the city toward the end o f the
Returned From City
E. Allen Crecvey and wife, of.
Eleele, and Mrs. Guy Rankin, of
Makaweli, were returning passengers
by the Kinau on Wednesday. Mr.
Creevey was an instructor in the
summer school at Honolulu and
Mrs. Rankin took a course in that
The baseball game in Lihue Sun
day afternoon between Companies
B and C resulted in a score of !2 to
2 in favor of the former.
Mr. Ebeling Convalescent
Wm. Ebeling, sage of Makaweli,
has undergone an operation at the
Lihue hospital and is now on the
road to recovery.
.I.E. Kuapahi. farmer of llanalei,
will run as an independent for the
House of Representatives. He has
already filed his papers at Hono
lulu. Mrs. Hastie, Captain and Mrs.
Leavitt, Misses Janet, Marion and
Maile Hastie and Chas. F. Dilling
ham made up a party from Eleele
spending the weekend at llanalei.
Harlan M. Roberts, instructor in
the Normal School, Honolulu, and
wife will arrive in tomorrow's Ki
nau to visit the E. A. Creeveys at
HERE FOR OUTING
Fourteen at Knudsen's And
Eight in the Hacna
Twenty-one Honolulu boys arriv
ed on the Kinau Wednesday morn
ing to spend two weeks camping on
the beaches of the Garden Isle,
swimming in the surf, hiking in the
trails and mountains, and visiting
the points of interest. Most of the
boys had never seen Kauai except
on the maps at school.
Eight of them got olY at Nawili
wili under the leadership of Boys'
Secretary R. K. Lambert, of the Ho
nolulu Y. M. C. A., anil Ross Page,
Camp Director, while the remain
ing number continued o n their
voyage to Waimea where they join
ed the Boys' Scouts cam) at Poli
Hale as the guests of Mr. Kuudsen.
The Y. M. C. A. boys were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Rice,
Sr.. and W. II. Rice, Jr., at the
Lihue Hotel until Wednesday noon
when they embarked on a large
auto truck for Ilaena, forty miles
(Continued on Page 3.)
IN FLORAL PARADE
D. Howard Hitchcock, the artist,
who was recently on Kauai, will in
terest himself in the proposed diora
ma of Waimea canyon which it is
proposed shall be used in the com
ingfloral parade. Lionel Walden is
also cooperating in the matter, un
der the guidance of Alexander Hume
Ford of the Pan-Pacific Club. Mr.
Ford is planning to have the schools
of Honolulu make the float as a
part of their manual training work,
which should lessen the expense
This float section in the coming
carnival will be the bigge.-t thing
ever attempted. One principal ob
ject of it will be to bring before tin;
public, by means j f dioramas,
scenes of striking grandeur or beau
ty all over the Islands: and Waimea
canyon has been selected for this
purpose on Kauai. The diorama
will be exhibited at the Pan-Pacific
Club rooms and after the floral par
ado the structure of the float will
be perserved for future use.
The gentlemen working on the
proposition at Honolulu will require
$500. which will cover all expenses
of their artists coming up, making
and exploiting the diorama and
finally undressing and storing it for
The following extract from let
ter just received will furtherexplain
"We are just beginning the build
ing of the bodiis of some of our
floats, so that the advanced school
boys may see just what is expected
of them before they get to work.
Of course we are engaging a scenic
painter for putting in any back
ground, etc. to the diorama section,
under the supervision of Messrs.
Walden and Hitchcock The object
of the Pan-Pacific Club is to secure
about one hundred floats, thelwdies
of which, at least, will he perma
nent structures that may be re-decorated
every year, with nothing to
re-build but the superstructure."
Mrs. Scott At E!ee!e
Mrs. John A. Scott, of Ililo, ar
rived on the Kinau Wedne.-day
morning to visit her daughter, Mrs.
R. L. Hughes, at Eleele.
THE BROWN GASE
BEFORE THE BOARD
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin of
yesterday afternoon contained tl e
following concerning the hearing in
Ihe Brown case:
Declaring that he has not yet
been officially notified of the action
of the school commission in not re
appointing him or his wife as prin
cipal and teacher, respectively, at
the Waimea, Kauai, school, II. C.
Brown appeared before the board
today and told his side of the story.
The Browns were represented by
Attorney Patterson of Lihue. He
said that, taking all things into
consideration, t h e only charge
against the Browns appeared to be
"wilful in subordination" in that
they had failed to advance pupils
from one grade to another.
"Is that true, Mr. Kinney?" he
asked the superintendent of public
"You are not examining me, Mr.
Patterson, you are examining Mr.
Brown," Kinney replied.
Quoting from a letter written by
Kinney, Attorney Patterson added
that another charge was that Mrs.
Brown had been too prominent in
the administration of the Waimea
school; that the Browns quarreled
before the pupils, and that Mrs.
Brown "completely controls Mr.
Brown in all his actions."
Brown told how he and his wif
had taken charge of the Waimea
school five years ago
"At that time it was run down
and the discipline was poor," he
said- "We promoted 75 pupils to
get things going. I believe, that in
every way the school has made cred
"We were never notified that our
work was unsatisfactory. In failing
to advance certain pupils we thought
that we were acting in accordance
with the rules of the department."
Letters were placed on file writ
ten by teachers at the Waimea
school and commending the work
of Mr. and Mrs. Brown. One said:
"Mrs. Brown has a kind heart and
is willing to help the children and
teachers." Brown told of the cir
culation of a petition in the school
which was signed by 1(!0 pupils who
asked that the Browns bo retained.
Brown also declared that Deputy
Sheriff W. O. Crowell had tried to
stop other petitions gotten up by
the people in the neighborhood.
The Browns and Crowell had had
some trouble over two carpenters
working on the school premises, one
alfeged to have been related to Crow
Hj Brown testified.
'Any statement that Mrs. Brown
and myself quarreled before the pu
pils and teachers is untrue," Brown
continued." "Mrs. Brown does not
dominate me I deny that charge.
If there are disputes over school
work, they are settled by me. I
don't claim, however, that I do
everything. As I told you, there
was team work at that school. Mrs.
Brown has never directed me how
to carry on the work."
Brown added that the work at
the Waimea school has been com
mended by the Inspector George S.
Raymond a n d by Commissioner
During a conference which Brown
hail with Commissioner Knudsen
regarding the 1 ward's actfon in not
reappointing the Browns, Brown
said he was told by Knudsen that
"the lioard is a solid wall of opposi
tion againsr you; youareoiA of har
mony with the board."
(Later in the afternoon the com
missioners decided adversely to Mr.
and Mrs. Brown.)
Miss Nora S.vanzy, of HonoUilu
is sp nding a c tuple of wv-iks with
the PutmanB, in Lihue,