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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 13. NO. 11.
L1HUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY. MARCH 13, 1917
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MEETING OF THE KNUI .
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The regular monthly meeting of
the Board 'f Supervisors of tliej
County of Knuni, was held at its
oflico on Wednesday, March 7tli.,
at 10 a. in.
Prcsont: H. D. Wishard, chair
man; T. Brandt, W. D. McBryde,
Joe Rod'rigues and A. Menefoglio.
Tlie minutes of the last meeting
were read and approved.
A communication dated the 2nd.
inst. from the county treasurer
which, besides notifying, the Hoard
that Mr. C G. Kuhlmann had sever
ed his connection witli his ollice as!
clerk, requested to be allowed toj
engage a clerk by the day, the ex
TODAY'S STOCK QUOTATIONS
Note The quotations below are the prices at winch the
on exchange or the approximate price at which it may be
Ewa Plantation Company
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.
McBryde Sugar Company
Oabu Sugar Company
Olan Sugar Company
Pioneer Mill Company
Waiftlua Agricultural 'Company
Honolulu Brewing and Malting Company
Mineral Products Company
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company
Engels Copper Company
Mountain King Mine
Hawaiian Sugar Company
Onomea Sugar Company
Hawaiian Pineapple Company,
Oabu Kailway & Land Company
Mutual Telephone Company
Hilo Railway (7e Pfd)
Hilo Railway (Common)
Headquarters of Y. M. C. A
Tim Yonmr Men's Christian As-
sociation'of Kauai is opening aiij
ollice in the Tip Top building. he
equipment is being put in this week.
The ollice will be supplied with the
literature and material for carrying
on the Y M. C. A. work of Kau
ai. It will be in ehu.e of Mr.
Paul Steel and will be used by Mr.
Charles Loomis when he is in Lihue.
Those interested in the Y. M. C. A.
are invited to call and talk over
with the secretary's any suggestions
for the imyrovement and enlarge
ment of the work of the Association
Anxious relatives are seeking in
formation concerning the present
whereabouts of one OLE MABKUS
AIIDBEASEN, a native of Nor
way, who emigrated to Hawaii some
thirty years ago and was last heard
from' more than twenty years ago.
Any person having any knowledge
of him or his present whereabouts
will confer a favor- by eonniunieat
ing with the Norwegian Consulate
Lihue's New X-Ray
The New X-Bay instrument and
cottage housing the same at the
Lihue hospital cost a total sum -of
S5,40S.04, the money being con
tributed by Messrs. (ieorge and Al
bert Wilcox and Mr. and Mrs.
Hans lsenberg. The X-Hay outfit
is one of the finest and most effi
cient in the Territory and important
results are expected from it.
Otto H. Sw'eezey entomologist of
the Hawaii Experiment Station,
who had been on Kauai for about a
week pursuing his investigations,
returned to the city by the Kiuau
pense therefor not to exceed twenty-live
dollars (825.00) a month or
three hundred dollars ($1500.00) a
year, was received and after careful
consideration of the matter and up
on motion of Mr. Brandt, seconded
by Mr. McBryde, the treasurer was
authorized, by unanimous vote, to
employ a temporary clerk at a. com
pensation not to exceed three hun
dred dollars (81500.00) per annum
but that as soon as possible to ap
point a permanent clerk.
The Board, after having examin
ed the several bills subinitted, ap
proved them all to be paid, out of
the following appropriations:
(Continued on page 4.)
Mokihana Club Meeting
The Mokihana Club met at the
Lihue Hall on Wednesday, the
seventh. Tlx- program was a musi
cal one. Mrs. Liudcmann continued
her series of lectures on the Develop
ment of Music, Beethoven's Eighth
Symphony was played by Mrs.. Lin
demann and Mrs Bohrig; and Mrs.
W.H. Grote sang two songs, "Who
Knows?", and "Under the Juniper
Tree." The hostesses of the after
noon were Mrs. .1. L. Robertson and
Mrs. W. II. Grote.
Lihue Union Church
At the Lihue Union service on
Sunday there was an uncommonly
sweet solo finely rendered by Mrs.
Ahana, "There is no Darkness',
and a duet and chorus number by
Miss Daisy Sheldon and Miss Lot
lie Jordon and the choir.
The sermon dealt with the theme
"The Value of a Fine Inheritance."
The church decorations were origi
nal and effective, some of the inn
terial having been brought from
Olokele, to wit a shrub bearing
masses of odd, vari-colored, baloon
capsules that were quite effective.
Santos Coming To Kauai
M. G. Santos, manager of the Por
tuguese newspaper O'Luso, will
probably take .up ii homestead and
settle on Kauai. He is said to have
bis eye on a certain government po
sition around Lihue. Mr. Santos
is a man of good habits and has al
ways been considered a good citizen.
Gamblers Are Fined
Seven gambler were arrested by
Deputy .Sheriff Blake in Koloa Sun
day. They faded to appear in court
yesterday, forfuitting bail of 85 each.
SOON TO BE MADE
Entries for the ladies' singles, in
the tennis matches, for the lsen
berg cup, must be in April 2, and
entries for the ladies' doubles on
the same date.
Entries from Eleele, Makaweli
and Waimea may be made with
Miss Esther Hofgaard, at Waimea.
Entries from Kilauea, Hanalei
and Kcalia may be made with Mrs.
Myers, at Kilauea. t
Entries in Lihue may be made
with Miss Lulu Weber.
The entry fee will be 50 cents.
To become the property of the
successful contestant, the lsenberg
cup must be won twice. It was
won last year by Miss Millicent
Playing will begin on April !).
OPENING OF THE
Kauai is to have its first military
ball. On March 24th. it is expect
ed that every automobile on Kauai
will be headed Lihueward, bearing
its, freight 'of leauty and manhood
to take part in the opening of the
Lihue armory, the largest dancing
floor on Kauai.
All efforts are being made to have
the ball the very hugest social event
that has ever taken place on this
island. Nothing that should be in
a military ball will be left out. There
will be ii brass band, a string band,
a Filipino band, an exhibition drill
ami many, many dances. Other
interesting features are being devel
oped. The ball is to have ii very worthy
purpose. The majority of t h e
guardsmen are Filipinos. These
men are deserving of the utmost
credit for the way they have attend
ed drills under dillicult circum
stances, without equipment and
without pay. To become full-Hedged
guardsmen they must at least
have taken out their first papers to
become citizens of the United States.
This necessitates for them a finan
cial outlay that is very dillicult for
them to meet. Maui has taken care
of this for her guardsmen. It is
now up to Kauai to do the same by
being present eu masse at the ball
on the 2 lib. All proceeds from the
ball will go to obtaining first papers
for the Filipino guardsmen.
Tickets will soon be on sale by
every National Guard ollieer. One
thousand are being punted. Watch
the Daily Wireless for develop
Died In Honolulu
A Honolulu paper contains the
-The funeral of David Trask, aged
27 years, who died Tuesday, after a
long illness, was held yesterday
afternoon. He was a native of Koo
lau, Kiiuai, and unmarried. Broth
ers and sisters surviving are John
K. Trask, Nancy Trask, Jennie
Trask, Mrs. Samuel Apo and Mrs.
George II. Miranda, all of Ilono
lulu, and James K. Trask and Mrs.
James Muddy, of Koolau.
Mr. Charles F. Loomis took his
son, Herbert, to Honolulu last Sat
urday for an operation on his throat
lie has been suffering for several
months from tonsilitis. They an
expected to be home tomorrow.
Mr. M.M. von Holt was the guest
of Mr. G. N. Wilcox on Friday and
Saturday of last week.
KAUAI GIRL WAS
Miss Mela Fairchild, daughter of
George Fairchild, formerly of Kca
lia, was queen of the great carnival
which was held in Manila last
month, and it is reported that she
enacted her role with exceptional
grace, and satisfactorily.
It appears that when the plans
for the carnival were being ar
ranged it wrs decided to hold an
election-for queen. In the contest
Miss Fairchild received mure than
a million votes to less than half that
number for her closest competitor.
Miss Fairchild w a s . officially
crowned Queen Mela the First,"
the ceremony taking place on Feb
(Issued by the United States Public
At Tremeloo, Belgium, 75 years
ago, Joseph De vYeuster, better
known as Fathci Damien, was born.
He was educated for a business
career, but when he was eighteen
years old he entered holy orders,
and fifteen years later, in October
18(54, went to Honolulu as a mis
sionary in the stead of his brother.
In 1SC4 he was ordained a priest,
and during the nine years that fol
lowed he was frequently struck in
his parochial work with the pitiful
condition of the Hawaiian leper;
In 1873, ,hc volunteered to take up
his residence on the Island of Molo
kai, to which at that time all lepers
were deported, and there he remain
ed until his death on April 15,
1S80. He gave evidence in 1885 of
having contracted leprosy from the
unfortunates committed to his care,
but he continued his labors.
Leprosy is a contagious, infectious
disease, which is believed to be di
rectly communicable from per
son to another person It is be
lieved to be caused by a microscopic,
vegetable parasite shaped somewhat
lilje n small curved stick. This
bacillus wiis discovered by Hansen
in 1874. In man the disease ap
pears in several different forms, at
tacking almost any organ in the
body, destroying any or all of the
(Continued on Page 6.)
A DISEASE COSTS
MILLION A YEAR
(Hy the Anti-tiilemilo.in linrviui of tlie
Hoard ol Health.)
Over one million dollars a year is
the economic loss to Hawaii of
tuberculosis according to the figures
prepared several years ago by Dr
A. N. Sinclair, then director of the
tuberculosis bureau. The figure was
based upon an estimate of loss for
Honolulu only, the latter being cal
culated according to the most ap
proved methods of modern economy.
Dr. Sinclair at that time arrived at
the figure of 85215, MS, as the lo
to Honolulu, and as the status of
tuberculosis in the Territory has re
mained the same the figure is prob
ably correct today. Honolulu sup
plies less than half the tuberculosis
in the Territory so that the total
loss through this disease for the Is
lands is considerably over a million
The Legislature is now being ask
ed for 8175,000 for a two years eon -
, tiuuance of the campaign against
' (Continued on page 6)
FATHER D UE 'S
Honolulu A tale of proposed mutiny and murder is told by the
captain of the schooner Luka in connection with the arrest of a Filipino
who is charged with conspiracy t murder the captain, open the
"strong box," take the schooner from the island ami sail awiiy.
Bagdad Fall Startles Teutons
Geneva The fall of Bagdad has created consternation in lxlli Ber
lin and Vienna as the defenses there were thought to be impregnable
against .the British forces. The Turk
New York--Berlin claims that
downed, while the British claim they
mines and admit the loss of live.
Washington News Notes
Washington The American Federation of Labor has formally pass
ed resolutions offering its services and the services of its entire member
ship in case of war between the United States anil any enemy whomso
Germany And America
Germany, acting through Dr. Bitter, the Swiss minister, has renew
ed efforts to have the United States sign a protocol amending the treaty
of 171)8. The United States h.is already refused to carry on any discus
sion with Germany while diplomatic relations are severed.
Plot To Destroy Ships
Philadelphia According to reports a plot has been discovered to
destroy the German steamers Kronprinz Wilhehn and Prince Eithel
Frederick, converted cruisers interned in this port. The authorities have
made ffv'e arrests in connection with the matter and it is allegod that
two are blood relations of the.Kaiser. Reports eay tluit enough explosives
have been smuggled aboard the' vessels to destroy them, the League Is
land navy yard and part of the town nearest the ships.
China Approves Break
Peking Both bouses of Parliament have approved the stand taken
by the Premier and the cabinet to sever relations with Germany. It is
expected that the break will come today.
Proclamations By Carranza
in n.i-n T'..r.., i,,u .;,,, T-nUt:.i...,t r ,r t..:.. :..
iJl 1 HrJ K. JIVII lll.T 11 'lltLUUIl I 1 U.-llH;i 1 1 Villi. I II Ail, Ul aUAJIU, 1-
sued a menifesto proclaiming amnesty to all revolutionists except. Villa
and officers implicated in the murder of the late President Madeira'. He
also proclaimed that American mine owners will escape confiscation or
their properties if they apply at once for cessation of the previous con
The returns show that Carranza's election was practically unanimous.
South African War Over
London- Smuts reports the end of fighting in South Africa. German
influence has been smashed and the German colonies absorbed.
(Continued on page 6)
Lihue Library Books
A careful overhauling of the Li
hue church library reveals the, fact
that a good many books are miss
ing; there are probably many of
them in the homes, inadvertently
overlooked. Will the patrons kind
ly round them up and return them
There are a lot of very line books
in this library which might be read
much more than they are. Annual
dues one dollar a year.
J. M. Lyimiatk,
Editor Garden Island :
In olden times we used to have
the arrangement about building
roads, that Hon. Lon in Thurston is
now championing. Mr Thurston
became our minister of interior in
1887 after the revolution, that made.'
King Kalakaua sign the new con
stitution, and as minister of in
terior he was lord supreme in re
gard to road matters. We did not
like the arrangement of having all
our road-money go to Honolulu as
uve did not get back our share. We
Then , got the road-board sy.-tein
which was an improvement, but
the draw-hacks were that the .mem
bers of the road lmard did not know
"anything about building roads. On
Kauai we had honest road boards,
but money was wasted because the
road boards knew nothing about
building roads ami they could not
afford to hire anybody but a man
who knew nothing about t h e
science of building roads. We got
county government and the ques
tion was solved for good. We elect
ed for supervisors men of standing.
We gave them free hands. They
engaged a man who know how to
build roads, the supervisors only
directing what part be did fust,
second, etc. We paid our road en-
igineer such salary that he is with
us still. The board of supervisors
lets him direct the work as they
' realize that road-building is a science
NEWS BY WIRELESS
forces in Mesopotamia seem to be
sixteen enemy aeroplanes have been
have destroyed nine Teuton illu
Prominent Hawaiian Dies
S. W.' Kauanoe, second district
magistrate in Hanalei, died sudden
ly in Hanainaulu Sunday night
after ii stroke of apoplexy. He was
visiting at the home of a nephew.
The Judge was about 70 years of
for which a man must be trained.
We elected honest county officers
We have had no graft-accusation or
investigations on Kauai. Our coun
ty money is spent as it ought to be
spent. , Our county official. are re
elected and reelected over and over
again. A county election on Kiiuai
is the quietest kind of an affair as
there is as a rule only one candidate
for each ollice the old incumbent.
The result of this is, we have the
best roads in the Territory. Our
school-houses are in first class order.
Everything is as good as our re
sources can make it and Kauai for
It is true that Kauai is compara
tively more compact than any one
of the other islands, but we have
not so many fool notions to squan
.1 ...ii ii ,
ucr money on eiuicr. .nam wants
a fancy road to the top of Haleaka
la, etc. We have some sights on
Kauai. The Waimea Canyon, Olo
kele Canyon, but we have not spent
any money on getting roads to these
sights but we will as soon as we
have a belt-road from one end of
Xapali district to the other end of
Napali ' district in perfect order.
When we have that we will do the
less used roads. Wo build no road
on Kiiuai because the Honorable
John Aihucnui or the Peter Kolohe
wale, Esquire, lives in a certain
Kauai is a tight place. We have
..a l i r i.. .
uu iiuui lur our less loruilliue
brethren in other parts of the Terri
tory. Kauai is a tight-wad in the
same sense as a man who refuses, an
old drunk the loan of a dollar to
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