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T ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL. 13. NO. 5.
LIHUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. JANUARY 30, 1917
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AT THE WA1MEA SCHOOL
annual convention of the
Teachers' Association was
held in the Wnhnea school Inst Fri
day and was a complete and delight
ful success in every particular. A
marked feature was the absence of
lengthy papers, and in place there
of a varied program made up of
numerous interesting items.
There were 112 teachers present.
Five were absent and of that num
ber one was on Niihau and two
were ill. A total of 1G7 sat down
to the splendid luncheon which was
provided by the Waimea folk.
13. A. Knudsen, Commissioner of
Education, called the meeting to
order at 10 a. m., with appropriate
remarks. "Star Spangled Banner"
was sung, after which cainc reports
of the secretary and the treasurer.
Then the following officers were
elected for the new year.
President, Commissioner 13. A.
Treasurer, Miss Etta E. Lee,
principal of Waimea school;
Secretary, Miss Marian B. Mar
tin, principal of Kalaheo school,
The next feature of the conven
tion was stoiy work in the primary
grades, 1) y Miss Leone Jopson,
which was very much enjoyed, and
then came a song by the Waimea
Teachers' Quartet, consibting of
Mrs. Wright-, Mrs. Chang, Mrs.
Gouveia a n d Miss Wilhelmina
Then came the address of Mr.
Mason C. Stone, commissioner of
education of Vermont, which was
very interesting and instructive and
was much enjoyed,
Mrs. Louisa P. Sheldon present
ed in her. usual fine way a song,
and John Bush of Koloa school,
closed the morning program with a
talk on "Microbes."
Luncheon was served between 12
and 1 by the ladies from Mann to
TODAY'S STOCK QUOTATIONS
Note The quotations bekw are the prices at which the stock sold
on exchange or the approximate price at which it may be purchased
Ewa Plantation Company 32 1-2
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. 45) 1-2
McBryde Sugar Company 11 1-4
Oahu Sugar Company 31 7.3
Olaa Sugar Company 15 "..3
Pioneer Mill Company 3fl 1-2
Waialua Agricultural Company 2'.) 7-8
Honolulu Brewing and Mnlting Company 18 1-4
Mineral Products Company 1.02 1-2
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company 4 10
Engels Copper Company ' 7 3.4
Mountain King Mine 31 cents
Hawaiian Sugar Company 40
Onomen Sugar Company 0
Hawaiian Pineapple Company 42 1-2
Oahu Railway & Land Company 1G2 1-2
Mutual Telephone Company 0-
Ililo Railway (7 Pfd) ) '
Hilo Railway (Common) 2 1-2
San Carlos 17 1.4
Montana Bingham 55
Port Allen Shippimg
The' steamship Ilyades arrived
at Port Allen on Wednesday from
San Francisco via Honolulu, bring
ing 800 tons of general cargo. She
sailed on Saturday for San Francis
co direct, takieg 2,500 tons of sugar.
The steamer Wilmington, which
brought a cargo of lumber to Port
Allen, will got away in ballast next
Friday for the Sound.
The steamer Hilonian arrived on
Saturday, bringing 500 tons of
freight from the coast. She sailed
again on Sunday for Hilo, not tak
ing any cargo from this island.
Eleele under the trees on table:
prettily decorated with hibiscus.
The Wnimcn school cooking class,
in charge of Miss lluth Hong, con
tributed about 600 biscuits of their
Tno first feature of the afternoon
was a talk on geography by Miss
Clara C. MacGregor,principal of the
Kckaha school. Judge Ilofgaard
then gave nn interesting, short
talk on school matters in Waimea
district, after which the Teachers'
Quartet presented another song.
Next ciune nn nddrcss by W. C
Avery, principal of the Kauai High
School, on the subject "The Pro
iessionai ieacner", iouoweu uy n
pnper by F. C. Loomis on the sub
ject of Y. M. C. A. work on Knuni
In the Inter afternoon the teach
ers and guests were entertained by
the gentlemen of Waimea at a pic
And, finally, in the evening, there
was n great, big dance which every
body enjoyed immensely.
The sewing display of dresses by
Miss Esther Ilofgaard was especial
ly good and came in for most favor
able comment at every hand.
Mrs. Sheldon was called upon un
expectedly to assist in the program
but responded willingly.
Miss Kong was in tsharge of the
All of the visitors were struck by
the well-kept appearance of Waimea
school throughout and the uood
spirit shown by the teachers. There
was evidence nt every hand of care
ful attention to details
-me-convention as a whole was
one of the most successful ever held
by the Kauai Teachers' Association.
As above indicated, it followed new
lines, and from comments generally
heard the style of program was pleas
ing to everybody.
Wedding In Like
An interesting wedding was solem
nized by Rev. J. M. Lydgate on
Saturday afternoon, when Mr. Ma
tsuo Nakata was ninrried to Miss
Louisa K. Kealaula. The event took
place under the kindly auspices of
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Hyde Rice at
their beautiful Hale-Nani home,
and in the midst of their large
family circle, whoso generous con
gratulations and gooel wishes the
bridal couple carried awny with
them as well as some other rice.
Mrs. Naknta has been with Mrs.
TJirm. in tlwi n. 11.1, .Ii.. ..1 1
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Air. Charles Wilcox.
GIRL IS KILLED
A little Chinese girl named Ah
Gnew, aged 12, daughter of out
Dang dice, living mauka of liana
pope, was shot and killed betweer
4 and 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon
by a Portuguese boy, aged about IS,
named Manuel Costa, a resident of
the Kalaheo district.
Costa was sitting down on a hil
lock between two rice patches when
three girls came along. While talk
ing witli the girls he was handling
the gun, which went off, and little
Ah Gnew dropped. The other two
girls corroborated the theory that
the shooting was accidental.
' The accident was an unusual one
and Deputy Sheriff Cro well, of Wai
men, is making n most thorough
investigation. As far as has thus
been brought out, however, the facts
are substantially as above stated.
E TELLS OF
H. H. Brodie, principal of Eleele
school, has written the following
letter concerning school garden work
at his place:
We took a piece of the school
yard that has been into trees for
eight or nine years and the pupils
dug up some 120 trees. It was hard
work, but I had to do no driving.
We have nearly an acre. Later 1
will have a pupil make a drawing
of the plan of the grounds.
Every boy in the fifth, sixth,
seventh and eigth grades (nearly
100) , has a piece of garden for him
self and it is a good-sized piece The
eighth grade has a piece about 30x25
I have been in the work of teach
ing for 150 years, but I had no idea
of the interest children take in this
matter. I came out one day at
little recess and counted S3 pupils
on the garden grounds; at noon of
the same day I counted 'JO. They
formed a regular mob when I issued
seeds. No child must step on an
other's bed or in any way interfere
Policy for Shape of Beds What to Plant and
I was not just pleased with the
way they formed their beds. 1
wanted them formed for sub-irrigation
and took them down to observe
Mr. Creqvey's beds, which were
formed in inverted "V" shaped
ridges. They said, "No good; you
just wait till we have a real hard
rain, it will wash the .'ridges down
and wash the plants out." I saw
their reasoning. So I am giving
them nlmost an absolutely free
hand. When results mature I will
call their attention to the failure or
success or why. A number want
to plant muskmelons. They will
do nothing. But let them go to it.
Iheir failure will teach them more
than my words.
Every pupil in the grade must
write results or observations. This
forms the basis of our composition
II. II. Buodii:.
Wireless Car Man Takes Wife
Miss Shizu Yamnmoto, a promi
nent young lady of the Lihue Jap
anese colony, was married yesterdny
morning to Mr. Yamada, the popular
young Wireless ear driver. After
the wedding .ceremony the happv
j couple e
couple entertained a few friends at
a dinner party at the Tip Top Cafe.
WORK OF 1 ! C. fl,
The County Commilte of the
Kauai Young Men's Christian As
sociation reei ived a notable gift frnn
Mr. and Mrs. Sain W. Wilcox Inst
week which enables it to emplin
Mr. Paul Steel for special work will
Mr. Th. Brandt presented
matter of getting nn associate
Charles F. Loomis, the county
retary, at the last meeting of
the committee and it was decided to dc
so as soon as. funds were available.
When the Association inaugurat
ed its work last May, the intention
was to confine its work to the young
men of the different towns between
Lihue and Kekaha. There has been
a growing demand from the differ
cut camps for Y. M. C. A. clubs.
especially from the Filipinos. The
committee reauzcu mat tliere wns
great need among this group for
character building activities and that
it should do nil it could to meet
Mr. Steel is an experienced Asso
ciation secretary and for the past
two years has been in charge of the
Territoiial Citizenship work headed
by lion. W. F. Frear, John Water
house, J.P.Cooke, Judge C. F
demons, F. C. Atherton, and Pros
A. L. Dean.
He arrives tomoriow, will make
his headquarters in Lihue, and will
live nt Chas. Dole s.
Mr. Avery's Paper
Jinn-mi Gaudkx Island:
We would most heartily commend
the high ethical quality of the paper
read by Mr. Avery at the Teachers
Convention at Waimea. In the
struggle for intellectual efficiency
in our schools, we are apt to forget
that, after all, character is the end
(111 . 1 .
01 an education, anil wiiere it is
wanting in the teacher it is apt to
be wanting in the pupil.
We would also commend Mr.
Avery's contention that the duty of
the teacher does not cense with the
thrcshhold of the school room, but
thnt she should be nn important
factor of the community life. The
intelligent teacher has had the bene
fit of advantages and endowment
above the average, and she should
not hide her talents uucKra bushel.
In this connection we are glad to
bear witness to the fact thnt in
many instances she does not. We
have in our midst many teachers
who are graciously responsive to
every call, and who add very much
to the interest and enjoyment of
life, and we are very grateful to
them for their generous contribu
tion to the social welfare. If there
are some of whom these pleasant
words cannot be spoken, we would
commend to them the good example
of their neighbors and bid them go
and do likewise.
J. M. L.
The special Sunday evening ser
vice at the Lihue I'nion church was
a very enjoyable one, with a pleas
ing preponderance of musical ele
ments. An anthem lv the choir
Invocation", and "The Crossing
of the Bar" by Mrs. Aliana were
particularly line. Several of the
choice evening hymns were also
A Cold Nighl
Last night was a mid one, for the
Tropics, idl over Kauai. At 15 o'
clock the thermometer registered
45, and there was a scurrying for
blankets in many a home. Daylight
found the mercury nt 47 to 51 ac
cording to the locality.
Sugnr, 4. ''2.
ast night. He displayed pictures
iirival from Hawaii until on the
Horse Meat In New York
New York The Board of Henlth bus snnetioned the sale by butchers
in Ilnilein of horsellesh, the prices to be 1'2 cents a pound. Inferior cuts
to be (i cents. Frankfurters made of horse llesh are to be ten cents a
Polo Ponies For Dillingham
.San Francisco The steamer Lurline, leaving here today, will have
on board sixteen polo ponies consigned to Walter Dillingham, of Hono
lulu. The mounts are among the best known on the coast. They will
hi used in the coming Carnival tournament..
Battleship Cost Raised
WnshillL'tnn Tim unvnl imiiiiiftii nt 1... Cn.iof. km. :...! l,
limit of cost of four new battle cruisers to 819,000,000 each.
Food Ticket Report Denied
I ondon Baron Davenport denies the state ment of Laboritc Ander
son thnt Great Britain will soon be placed on a "food ticket" bnsis. He
declnrcs thnt the statement is unauthorized and incorrect.
Civil Service Postmasters
Washington The president has approved the bill which plnces post
masters under the Civil Service.
Earl Cromer Dead
London Earl Cromer fell dead at the ceremony of saluting the En
tente Hags in Athens yesterday. (First Earl Evelyn Baring Cromer was
born February 20, 1S41, the ninth son of Henry Baring, M. P. He first
entered the military service in Jamaica, then in India and next in
Egypt, In the lntter country his services were very important. He wns
then Sir Evelyn Baring. In 1S!)2 he became Baron Cromer, G. C. B.
in ISO"), Viscount in 1K!)7 and Earl in 15)01. He was among the great
est statesmen and administrators that the British empire has produced.
In April, 15)07, he resigned ollicc on account of his health, mid the
same year Parliament voted him o(),000 pounds in recognition of his dis
tinguished services. Ed. Card. Isl.)
Election In Japan
Tokio A general election in Japan has been ordered for April 20.
The Diet will convene Juno 23.
(Continued on page 6)
The Accident Board of Maui has
figured out thnt one board can do
the work of the entire Territory and
will recommend to the Go vi rnor t hs t
the Legislature abolish all the other
boards and have the one board take
care of all businesss. Of the matter
the Maui News say:
If the recommendation of the
Maui Industrial Accident Board is
followed, the coining legislature will
so amend the workmen's compensa
tion law of the Territory so that
one hoard will nanille the work
which is now handled independent
ly by the several county boards.
The Maui board held a meeting
last Monthly morning at which this
and various other changes in the
law were suggested. The board be
lieves that t lie work could be better
administered by a single body de
voting most of their time to the
work, and with paid clerks on each
of the islands. The board nlso urges
that a uniform form of policy ha
prescribed for insurance companies
desiring to do business under the
act. It would nlso have the com
panies required to furnish insurance
to small employers at a much lower
minimum than the present S 10 rate.
Want A Territorial luturance
The Maui board is also strong for
a territorial insurance bureau, to be
administered on business lines, but
designed to furnish compensation
insurance at as low a rate as possi
ble to those required to carry it.
The board does not believe that
such territorial board should exer
cise a monopoly of this class of in
surance, but that it should serve
rather as a check upon the inde
Various other recommendations
are nlso to be made in the report
soon to go forward to the Governor.
mong these clearer definition of a
laborer entitled to compensation,
should he given in order to avoid
disputes. The fact that the 850
tvWowed by law for surgical and 1 03
lecture nt flip llmmiinn Onnm Tlnnen
showing the treatment of sugar on
ears; also sociological conditions at
TO THE CARNIVAL
Officials of the Inter-Island Stcnm
Navigation Company have? announ
ced that a reduction of twenty-five
per cent, on nil round trip fares from
any island port to Honolulu and
return will be made for the Mid
Pacific Carnival which opens on
Monday February 19, and lasts for
The excursion tickets will prob
ably be good for from ten days to
two weeks, but the nctual dates of
the validity of the Carnival tickets
have not been given out as yet. The
reduction in the fares is the same
as lists been given in recent years
by the steamship company for the
inter-islanil psssenger trallic at Car
An extra charge of one dollar
will be made for each berth in cer
tain deck rooms on the steamer
pital expense is often entirely in
adequate, as shown by experience,
will call for recommendation ac
cordingly. Oppote Lump Settlements
The application of an insurance
company to be allowed to settle a
claim for the death of a husbanel
and father on a basis of seventy-five
per cent o f the amount if paid
through the six-year period prescrib
ed by the law, wns turned down by
the board. The case was one of
those resulting from tho railrontl
wreck on the Kneleku Sugnr Com
pany plantation at Hana, last June.
The Iward held that where children
were sharers in the compensation
that unless good reasons wero shown
for other action, lump sum settle
ments should not be permitted.
All of the members ef the board
were' pre-sent at the meeting except
George Weight. The others were
W. A. McKay, chairman, Will.
J. Cooper, George Freeland, and
W. II. Fielel, Mr. Freeland, who
was appointed te) succeed W. L.
Decoto, resigned, at tended for the