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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 13. NO. 9.
L1HUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 27, 1917
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ODAY'S STOCK QUOTATIONS
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Ewa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.
McBryde Sugar Company x
Oahu Sugar Company
Olaa Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
Waialua Agricultural Company
Honolulu Brewing and Malting Company
Mineral Products Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company
Engels Cppper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Coinpany
Hawaiian Pineapple Coinpany
Oahu Railway & Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
Hilo Railway (7 Pfd)
Hilo Railway (Common)
ADVICES OF THE
BOARD OF HEALTH
(Communicated By The Anti-Tuber
Systematizing health work in the
schools has been a prominent fea
ture of board of health activities
during this fiscal period and has
brought to light a number of fea
tures requiring attention which were
previously more or less ignored be
cause of circumstances. Additional
funds and additional staff has made
possible a great deal of new work
that has borne fine results even in
the short period in which, it has
been in effect.
Thus for instance the board of
health has secured figures concern
ing what has been called an insigni
ficant ailment, known as Porto Ri
can itch, which is common in the
schools. A good many of the con
tors of the trouble have been locat
ed and special efforts made to con
trol it with excellent success.
Porto Hican itch is a disease caus
ed'byasmall insect which lodges
under the skin, and which is ex
tremely contagious. In spite of the
insignificance of the ailment when
it staits it has serious consequences
if not treated and sometimes leaves
scars such as does a modified small
pox. It is not necessarily a disease
of filth, but its spread is helped by
' conditions where bathing facilities
are poor. The insect causing the
trouble is not partial to baths and
personal cleanliness and the proper
medication wipes it out in a short
time. It is usually confined to places
where people sleep i n crowded
quarters such as jails,' boarding
schools and barracks but will go any
place where similar conditions per
mit. It usually commences between the
fingers and spreads up the arms
being noted most on all exposed
surfaces with the Exception of the
face. Thd itching caused by it in
creases at a change of temperature,
when the insects commence to move
about under the skin and set up an
irritation. Scratching follows and
results in ugly scars, eczema or even
in some cases blood poisoning.
The proper washing of all clothes
coining in contact with the body
and an avoidance of persons who
have the itch or who are exposed to
it will soon relievo any victim.
There is a nurse or doctor available
in almost every school in the terri
tory to whom any school child
should bo taken upon contracting
the itch, more particularly as un
der the law no child can attend
school who has it and who is not
The board of health recently
found Porto Rican itch so serious in
tlie stock sole
The personnel of the standing
committees of the Hawaiian Sugar
Planter's Association for 1917 was
announced last week by Georg
Rodick, president. The commit
Committee on cultivation, fertili
zation and irrigation of irrigated
plantations: H. A: Baldwin, chair
man, H. B. Penhallow, L. Wcin
zheimer, K. A. Alexander,. D.
Baldwin, A. Valentine, Jolui Hind,
G. P. Wilcox, E. K. Bull and
Committee on cultivation and fer
tilization of un irrigated plantations:
David Forbes, chairman; W. Pull-
ar, C. F. Eckhardt, J: Campsio, R.
A. Hutchinson, J. R. Mverg. W.
P. Naquin, A. Lidgate, John Fas
soth and George Chalmers.
Committee on cutting, loading
and general plantation transporta
tion: L. Weinzheinier, chairman;
George F. Ronton, James Johnston,
A. Lidgate, John Hind, F. Weber,
H. P. Kayo, George C. Watt, F
M. Anderson and J. T. Moir.
Committee on manufacture of
sugar and utilization of by-pro
ducts: R S. Norris, chairman; A
Gartley, H. A. Baldwin, J. N. S
Williams, John A. Scott, C "F
Eckhardt, R. Ronton Hind, W. W
Goodale, J. M. Ross andG. P. Wil
Committee o n manufacturing
machinery: J. N. S. Williams,
chairman, A. Gartley, R. Ronton
Hind, W. A. Ramsey, W. G. Hall
and E. Kopke.
Committee on agriculture machin
ery and implements: J. T. Moir,
chairman; George Gibb, Ernest
Cropp, J. R. Myers, F. F. Baldwin,
H. H. Ronton, H. P. Faye, James
Webster, Andrew Adams mid E.
II . W. Broadbent.
Committee on Forestrv; L. A.
Thurston, chairman; David Forbes;
H. B. Penhallow, Ernest Cropp, E.
K. Hull, Joljn Chalmers, James
Gibb. II. H. Porrv, Robert Hall
and W. Pullar.
Committee on warehouses and
borage of sugar: F. F. Baldwin,
chairman; John. A. Scott, George
Chalmers, F. A Alexander. George
F. Ronton, J. M. Ross and George
Committee on labor-saving de
vices: V. W. Goodale, chairman;
James Webster, Fred Meyer, R.
Ronton Hind, James Henderson,
John A. McLennan, George ,H.
Ewart, and Andrew Adams.
the schools of a certain district that
a nurse had to bo detailed to attend
them with immediate and success
NAMED B! HODEIK
(Special correspondence of Tin; GAnnrx
Washington, D. C, Feb. 10.
The Senate Commerce Committee
today reported to the Senate thd
Rivers and Harbors bill adding to
tho bill as it passed the House items
aggregating about t w o hundred
thousand dollars but not including
the desired appropriation for con
structing the Nawiliwili breakwater.
An amendment providing for the
Nawiliwili harbor improvement will
bo proposed to the bill while it is be
fore the Senate but the chances of
having it adopted are slim. In fact,
it is possible the entire bill will fail
of passage for notice has been
served on the Senate by Senator
Kenyon, of Iowa, that he intends
fighting it, and will offer in its stead
a rcsolut on authorizing the expen
diture by the War Department of
the blanket sum of 822,000,000 to
carry on projects upon which work
has been commenced. The bill, as
reported to the Senare, carries ap
propriations aggregating $39,000,
000, of which at least one-third is
designated by Senator Kenyon and
other's who will oppose the bill, as
"pork". In ,viov o f tho short
period remaining of the session and
the congested condition of legisla
tive business it will not bo a very
difficult task to defeat the bill or,
at least, to scale it to a blanket sum
of about $22,000,000 as proposed
by Kenyon. Should Kenyon be
successful the item in the bill for
the improvement of Honolulu har
bor would also fail.
Y. M. C. A.
Saturday night of this week there
will be a public debate at the Wai-
mea school between the Kekaha and
Wannca clubs on tho question, Re
solved, That Lincoln was a creator
man than Washington." Kekaha
has taken tho side of tho rail-split-
tor and W ainioa is going to stand
iqi for the boy who never told a lie
Mr. Steel. has just finished going
the rounds of the Filipino club
with his illustrated talk on Lincoln
and Washington. His new Ford
arrived Friday and he is now on
his regular schedule.
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The Association will establish
county headquarters in tne Tip Top
tho first of March. It is hoped that
this office will rapidly become the
clearing house and bureau of in
iormauon i o r tne agencies m
the county working for the upbuild
ing of character.
Mr. Loomis helped tho Wahnea
ami Eleele schools organize soccer
football teams for the league that
Mr. Avery is promoting. Tho first
game was played on tlio now new
of tho Waimoa school.
There is no reason why the Fili-
pinos snouw now a monopoly on
volley ball. It is the best game
known for grown ups and is always
popular with school children. Mr.
and Mrs. Win. Schultze have taken
it up in Kekaha and every Satur-
iv afternoon about thirty men
and women enjoy their hospitality
and a lively game of volley ball.
Rev. J. M. Lydgato gave a fine
illustrated lecturo on Norway at the
George Washington celebration held
in the Lihuo Japanese student dor
initory Fob. 22nd.
Rev. M. E. Carver, the new past
or of tho Waimoa Foreign church,
spoke to the Waimoa young men
recently. Ho has promised to tell
them of his experiences on the
Amazon river next time.
DEATH OF FORMER
J. R. Alexander, formerly prin
cipal of tho Lihue school, was'found
dead in his bod at his homo in
Honolulu last Tuesday morning.
Of the death of Mr. Alexander a
city paper said :
"John Brown Alexander, well
known Ilonolulan and resident of
the islands for many years, was
found dead in bed at his holno on
Wilder avenue this morning, death
having been due to apoplexy. Ho
is survived by a widow, residing
here, and other relations in Soot
land. The funeral services wore to
be bold at -1 o'clock this afternoon
from Williams' undertaking estab
lishment. The body was to bo
"Mr. Alexander was born in
Greenock, Scotland, on Juno 10,
1S53, and was 04 years old. lie
was trained in the University of
Edinburg for the ministry and was
ordained a minister of the Presby
terian church. Ho came to Hawaii
about 10, years prior to 1889 as a
school teacher, being assigned first
to Kilauea and later to Lihuo, Kau
ai. He married at Lihue, his wife
having come to the islands as a
"Through thrift and wise invest
ments he amassed a modest fortune
in his early days here and died a
comparatively wealthy man. He
was a profound scholar, particularly
learned in Latin and Greek. In
.recent years he spent much time in
the study of Egyptian hioroplyphies.
He had recently, returned to Hono
lulu from a tour of Europe."
u ur im
President Charles F. Chilline-
Vice-President Raymond II. Ma-
Clerk Oliver P. Soan s; assistant
clerk, M. T. Lyons; chaplain, Rev
Finance R. W. Shingle, Oahu,
chairman; II. A. Baldwin, Maui;
Ucbort Hind, Hawaii; J. II. Coney,
Kauai; M. C. Paeheeo, Oahu.
Judiciary A. L. Castle, Oahu,
chairman; R.II. Makokau, Hawaii;
M. C. Paeheeo, Oahu. Committee
incomplete, two others to bo named
Education Sylvestor Corjoa, Oa
hu, chairman. Incoinplcto.four oth
ers to bo named.
Health George P. Cooke, Molo
kai, chairman; J. II. Coney, Ka
uai; Stephen L. Desha, Hawaii. In
complete, two others to bo named.
Military J. II. Coney, Kauai,
chairman; II. A. Baldwin, Maui.
Incomplete, three others to be nam
Accounts E. W. Quinn, Oahu,
chairman; W. T. Robinson, Maui.
Printing, revision and enrollment
W. T. Robinson, Maui, chair
man; E. W. Quinn, Oahu.
Rules Stephen L. Desha, Ha
Public expenditures R. 1 1 .Hind,
. THE HOUSE
Speaker II. L.IIolstoin, Hawaii.
Clerjc Edward Woodward.
Finance Clarence II. Cooke,
Public lands, internal improve
ments Norman K. Lyman, East
Printing revision, enrolment
Edward Waiaholo, Maui.
Health, police, military Henry
TODAY S 10 LATEST
NEWS BY WIRELESS
Honolulu F. M. Swanzy died yesterday afternoon.
The greatest single victory yet won on the west front in Franco
developed north of Ancre, according to an official statement from the
war office issued last night. Tho Gorman line was shattered over a
width of eleven miles, driven back for a depth of two miles and is still
in rapid retreat.
American Women Drowned
New York Two American women, Mrs. Mary E. Hoy and daugh
ter, of Chicago, are known to have been drowned on the Laeonia Then;
wore 20 Americans aboard the strainer, ton being cabin passengeis and
10 being in tho crow. There were 100 passengers in allT No effort w.;s
made by the slibniarine commander to save lives.
The Question In Congress
Washington Representative Flood, of the foreign affairs committee,
following a conference wfth President Wilson, returned to the House to
introduce a bill giving tho President the power which he has asked for.
An appropriation of $100,000,000 is included in the bill. La Folletto
may start a filibuster on the proposition of giving' more power to the
Took BernslorlFs Rubber
Halifax Customs officials while search! HIT the Uprnstnrff nnrlv
yesterday took the rubber heels from
the reason that rubber is now strict
the vessel will clear this morning
Stanford Students In France
Bordeaux Thirty Stanford 1'niversity students have arrived
to form an ambulance unit and f0 more Americans volunteered
them for ambulance service. They were rendered a great, ovation,
ink enocrou on mo si roots anil in Hie oales.
Train Wreck In Illinois
Altoona-Eighteen were killed and many injured when a fast freight
train crashed into the rear of a mercantile express standing at t lie Mount
An Expensive Probe
Washington The leak probe cost $50,000.
Shipping To Be Secret
San Francisco- Tho treasury department yesterday ordered port of
ficials to refuse all information regarding the movements of vessels in or
out of American ports.
(Special Mondav Afternoon )
Armed U. S. Neutrality
Washington In a speech, before Congress todav President Wilson
advocated placing the United States in a condition of mned neutrality,
including the arming of ships and the convoying of merchant ships
The United tates, lie said, wants peace but not at the price of Anieri
can liberty or rights.
The Ounarder Laeonia was sunk off the Irish const. She was un
warned. Thete were ten Americans aboard.
Queenstown-- There are 270 sunivors of the steamship Laeoni!..
which sailed from New York on the 18th. They will belauded tonight.
Washington A flotilla of German destroyers raided the Knglish
coast, bombarded Broadstars and killed a woman and child and injur
ed two, according to a statement of Bonar Law in the House of Com
mons. In The Far East
London The British have recaptured Kutelam. ra, the T rks re
treating. The British are pursuing them 1
(Continued on page 6)
Salvation Army Meetings
Editor Garden Island:
Lieut. Colonel Robert Dubbin,
the new provincial officer of tho
Salvation army, who is in charge
of all Salvation Army work in tho
Hawaiian Islands, will shortly visit
Kauai for the purpose of inspecting
the work and will hold speeial meet
ings at Waimoa, Koloa and Lihue
Tho meeting in Waimoa will bo held
on February 'Jh, tho one at Koloa
on March 1. On Friday March
the Colonel will
speak in Lihue
Union Church at
7:!i0 p. in., all
Lieut. Colonel Dubbin takes the
place of Lieut. Colonel Blanche Cox,
who was formerly hero and who has
gone to the mainland. 1 lus is his
first visit to Kauai.
Port Allen Shipping s
The steamship Minnesota!! will
arrive at Tort Allen today to take
ugar. Tho time of her departure
Tho Matson steamer Hyades will
arrive at the same place tomorrow.
L. Kawowohi, West Hawaii.
Agriculuro, fonstry, promotion,
immigration 1. II. Petrio, Oahu.
Education C. N. Marques, Oahu.
Journal Tho speaker.
Judiciary Lorrin Andrews, Oahu
Accounts, public expenditures
F. Tavaros, Maui.
Miseollanyr-J. K. Lota, Kauai.
.Municipal, county, civil service
E. K. Fernandez, Oahu.
Rules James King Jarrett.Oahu.
the late ambassador's shoes fur
It is believed that
Bad Waimea Cases
Two cases of criminal assault up
on Hawaiian girls are reported from
Waimoa district. Kan San Bo, a
Korean, charged with assault upon
a child of nine years was cyinnnit
tcd for trial before the Circuit Court.
A rice planter named Ah Sam is the
defendent in tho other case, his al
leged victim being a Hawaiian girl
of 10. Philip Rico, of Lihuo, repre
sents tho latter accused party and
the case will come up tomorrow for
Mr. Dole To Lecture
Rev. Charles F. Dole of Boston,
author and lecturer, of world wide
reputation, will visit Kauai, landing
Friday morning, to bo tho guest of
Mr. and, Mrs. Lydgato.
He will preach in tho Lihue
Union Church Sunday morning,
and will deliver a popular lecturo
probably on Monday evening.
He comes highly recommended as
an interesting and effective speaker
Mr. Gorman Dead
GORMAN In the Queen's Hos
pital, Honolulu, Feb. 21, 1J)17,
Henry Gorman, manager of the
Kauai Trading Company, Koloa,
Kauai, formerly of this city, a na
tive of Boston, Massachusetts, 54
years old. r-uneral announcement
A large number of Kauai neonlo
who wont to tho Carnival at Hono
lulu will return in the Kinau to
morrow morning. Renorts are that
they all had a jolly, good time.