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LHiUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. MARCH 27, 1917
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BY CHAMBER OE COMMERCE
A special meeting of the KiUiui
Chamber of Commerce was held in
the District Courtroom at Lihue,
Kauai, on Thursday, March '22,
1917. Those present were: Fred
Patterson, chairman, II. 1). Wish
ard, K. II. W. Broadbent, U. A.
Creevey, C. W. Cpitz, II. Rohrig,
W. II. Iticc, Jr., P. L. Rice, K. C.
Hopper, Lyle A. Dickey, Lieut.
CJonsor, J. II. Moragno, llanslsen
bcrg, W. N. Stewart, W. C. Avery,
S. W. Wilcox, E S. Swan, 1). Wm.
Dean and K. C. Aliana.
Tin; regular secretary being ab
sent, K.C. Ahana was appointed to
act as such.
The purposes of this meeting were
so discuss the proposition of im
proving and extending the Waimea
-river embankment and the Nawili
wili breakwater also to hear the re
port of the committee on education
in regard to the investigation of the
matter of Henry C. Brown.
After due consideration and dis
cussion of the matter of the im
proving and extending f the Wai
mea river embankment Mr. Wish
ard offered the following resolution
and moved to have t h c same
Whereas, we the Kauai Chamber
of Commer are not in a position to
know how much money could ,bc
realized from the sale ol tne rem
nants of the government land in the
village of Waimea for the. purpose
of improving and extending the
Waimea River embankment and. as
we. are unable to ascertain the def
inite amount which would be neces
sarilv expended by the County of
Kauai in the erection and expan
sion or said embankment, we are
unable, as an organization, to in
dorse the proposition to improve
and extend said embankment by
funds to be appropriated by the
Legislature and paid by the County
The above motion was seconded
by Mr. Spitz and carried.
In regard to the Nawiliwili har
bor breakwater Mr. Hans Isenberg
moved to have the following reso
Whereas the Congress of the Unit
ed States has under its considera
tion the appropriation of the sum
of One Million and Two hundred
thousand dollars (81,200,000.00)
for the construction of the break
water at Nawiliwili harbor on the
Island of Kauai, Territory of Ha
waii. . Whereas tins Chanibei of Com
merce is desirous that such harbor
and such breakwater should be con
structed. Now, Therefore, this Chamber of
TODAY'S STOCK QUOTATIONS
Note The quotations below are Uie prices at which
on exchange or the approximate price at which it may
Ewa Plantation Company &
Hawaiian Commercial it Sugar Co. 49
McBryde Sugar Company 10 1-4
Oahu Sugar Company 2S 1.2
Olaa Sugar Company 14 7-S
Pioneer Mill Company ' S7
Waialua Agricultural Company 80 7-8
Honolulu Brewing and Malting Company 17
Mineral Products Company ' 91
Honolulu Consolidated Oil Company 820
Engels Copper Company 7
Mountain King Mine 0 cents
Hawaiian Sugar Company 89
Onomea Sugar Company Q
Hawaiian Pineapple Company 41 8-4
Oahu Railway it Land Company 102 1-2
Mutual Telephone Company 0
llilo Railway !' Pfd) ' 7 1-2
Ililo Railway (Common) 2 1-2
San Carlos Ifi
Montana Bingham 48
Commerce goes on record as being
in favor of an act by the Legislature
of the Territory of Hawaii whereby
Two Hundred Thousand Dollars
(S200.000.00) is to be appropriated
towards the construction of said
harbor and breakwater, said money
to be repaid to the Territory of
Hawaii by the County of Kauai
and to be forthcoming only in the
event that the appropriation is to
bo made by the Congress of the
United States as above referred to.
It was duly seconded and carried.
The committee on education of
the Chamber of Commerce in
porting about the matter Henry
Brown reported as follows:
The committee on education
the Chamber of Commerce reports
as follows: That they have made
i thorough investigation of the facts
and circumstances concerning the
dismissal and removal of Henry C.
Brown from the Waimea school and
after such investigation they have
come to the conclusion thajt Mr.
Brown was illegally, wrongfully and
arbitrarily dismissed and it is the
sense of this committee that the
Legislature of the Territory of Ha
waii should make a thorough inves
tigation of the dismissal of Mr.
Brown and take such action as may
seem, to the Legislature, just and
This committee is further in favor
of the act of the Legislature which
provides for a federal survey of the
school system of the Territory of
It was moved and seconded that
the report of the committee be
adopted and the motion was unani
Tne secretary was instructed to
send copies of the two above named
resolutions and the report of the
educational committee to the mem
bers of the Legislature.
Meeting adjourned (1 p. m.
Hike Up Canyon
A party of boys are going to hike
up Waimea Canyon next week un
der the auspieies of the Kauai V.
M. C. A. Mr. Eric Knudson has
'generously ottered the campers
! enough pack animals to transport
blankets, cooking utensils, a'n d
The Kev. Mr. Carver, pastor of
the Waimea Foreign Church, i s
going with the buys and is to be
pressed into service aiound the even
ing camp lire for story-telling. His
experiences on the Amazon river
make as exciting stories as any boy
can ask fpr.
the stock sold
THE ADDRESS OF
The following was the substance
of the address of Mr. Theodore
Richards, of the Hawaiian Board
o f Missions, before the Lihue
Union church congregation last
The work begun so many yean
ago by the Missionary Fathers,
and conducted bv them with such
signal success remains :n unfinish
ed and perhaps a growing task on
our hands. This task as it faces
us is the evangelization of these
Islands; the establishing of Chris
tian standards; the teaching of
Christian morals; the enlisting of
cooperation on the part of those
who can help in the-great work.
This problem, of vital interest
to all well meaning people, is es
pecially laid upon the churches of
the Islands, of which there are 110
of our order; and the working arm
of these churcaes is the Hawaiian
Board. This Hawaiian Board, you
understand, is no separate self
contained entity with an indepen
dent life and authority but the
agent and servant of the churches,
subject to their control in Us
policy and activity.
The means for this great task
may be classed under two heads
men and institutions.
Men. There are five field sec
retaries in charge of the various
departments of the work, dealing
with the different races, who in
addition to the direction of the
work from headquarters, make fre
quent tours ot inspection so that
they may become thoroughly fam
iliar with all phases of the work in
a practical way.
There are six American agents
and missionaries, holding strategic
points ort the various Islands;
font teen Chinese evangelists and
pastors; twenty-nine Japanese
evangelists; two Portuguese and
six Filipino workers: besides a
large number of Hawaiian pastors,
settlement workers, etc.
These men, of all races and va
ried endowment, are specially
trained for the work to which they
have set their hands, and com
mand the respect and admiration
of their peoples; farthenmore they
stand in the various communities
for righteousnes?, decency and
sobriety, so much so that in
many places the plantation author
ities have fairly taken them over
as most valuable factors of efficient
plantation life. I n most cases
these men are natural leaders
among their people, whose in
fluence is not only very salutary
but very potent as well.
The institutipns by which this
task of evangelization is being
worked out are mainly:
1. A host of Sunday Schools
through the length and breadth of
the laud, in which week bv week,
the ethics and ideals of the Bible
are being impressed on the grow
ing generation. Admitting that
much of this teaching is superficial
and defective, and that much ot
it falls to the ground more or less
fruitlessly, nevertheless it is a
great sowing from which a great
reaping must result.
T he quality of the teaching is
being steadily improved through
the agency of the Honolulu train
ing school, where teachers are
being trained for more efficient
work. There are already some 100
graduates of this school in the
2. Following the Sunday School
there is the Christian Endeavor
Society in whieh the young.people
are being trained for efficient ser
vice in the churches. There is a
special field secretary of much
TO CONNECT UP
The Kauai Chamber of Commerce
is in receipt of the following wile
less from the commercial bodies of
Seattle, Washington :
Seattle, Wn., March 24th. 1917.
Wit. Kauai Chamber of Commerce,
Freighting conditions having im
proved to such an extent we solicit
vour assistance towards influencing
Matson Navigation Company in. re
suming at an early date their Puget
Sound-Hawaiian Islands steamship
service, thereby establishing market
competition which will reduce con
siderably the cost of local food pro
duets and material consumed in the
Seattle Chamber of Commerce &
A. J. Riinnr.s Pkk
The Best Picture Exhibit
There was a very interesting ex
hibit of some two or three dozen
pictures, the work of the California
artist Henry C. Best, at the hnv
of Mr. and Mrs. .J. M. Lydgate from
the 10th to the 20th. of March, and
was largely enjoyed is spite of most
unfavorable weather. There were
some particular fine canvasses of the
flrand Canyon and of Vosemite, as
well as one or two excellent Mexi
can and Italian pictures.
Mr. Best has hardly been on the
islands long enough to be reconciled
to its vivid coloring, apd do 'justice
to it; but he expects to return later
and make a more extended study of
island subjects, and some charming
things from his brush are predicted
The coming Sunday will be Palm
Minilay, and will oe observed as
such by the Lihue Union Church,
with special music, sirecial decora
tion, and special sermon.
The week following will be ob
served as Holy Week, with special
Vesper services every afternoon, de
tails of which will he given later
All followers of our Lord and Mas
ter, as well as all who are interested
in spiritual uplift, are cordially and
nrgently invited to participate and
hare the ble.sing.
J. M. Lyixsati:!'
Col. Wilcox To Tour
Colonel Oaylord P. Wilcox has
tendered his resignation from the
office of manager of Makee Sugar
Company and will leave in a few
weeks for a tour of the States, ot
from six months to a year. Her
man Wolters, manager of Hana
niaulu, will succeed Mr, Wilcox.
Waimea -Wharf Case
The condemnation suit for the
Waimea wharf site has been on in
the Circuit Court for several day
and will last several days more.
Attorneys John W Cathcart, Alex
ander Lindsay, Jr., and Clarence
II. Olsen of Honolulu, are hero on
ability and consecration in charge
of this department, and he shapes
and guides a deal of interesting
and promising activity.
3. The Settlements. These in
stitutions, which have crown to
such large proportions and have so
justified themselves in popular
esteem that they have in many
cases been taken ovei by the local
communities were, however, all
founded and long fostered by the
4. The'P apers. These we some
times call the Friend Family, They
are the medium through which the
Board disseminates information
(Continued on page, 5.)
Washington The State department ha granted safe conduct to 800
(icrinans who have been connected
Berlin has informed the State department that four American consuls
still in (iermn.ny will be permitted to
vided the 'lurk.- will consent to receive them
Gompers Issues Statement
New York Si.n (ioinpers, I'etul of the hit or union, lias" issurd a
tateiiient pledging he loyalt-of the w u l. 'i pinen to the gi vernmi nt
should there be war.
The opening of the Lihue armory I
that was to have occured last week
was postponed to this coming Satur
Inv, March !51.
When the ooin-Uiscr
that the weather.
practically prohibited the people
from Kiluuea and places where the I
lunu.-' Mill it 1 1 ii i i it ii 1 1 1 j s. t iiwm
ittending the hall they thought
that a week's postponement would
remedy the trouble.
The ball will he carried out as
originally planned and none of the
features that have been advertised
will be omitted. .
those who are selling tickets arc's0ts 0n Kauai that are not featur-
urged by the executive committee
to sell all tickets possible Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, and all the
rest of the days this week.
. The general public is urged bv
the executive committee to buy
these tickets Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, and all the rest of the
days this week, including Saturday
and up to 0 o'clock Saturday night.
The Waimea Side
The following are sonic notes
from the Waimea end of the island j Ediuondson, Brown, Cunningham,
which were regretably crowded J Rankin, II. Brodie, Bole, Leavilt,
out of the last issue: I Creevey, Moler, (ilaisyer, and Ro-
The Truscott home, Makaweli, ; endahl were present at Mrs. F. A.
was abloom with green silk flags, I Alexander's beautiful bridge tea last
shamrocks, snakes an.d similar St. J W(i(,ki The rooms were decorated
Patrick emblems, when a score of;,..:,!, urut i,insnni wWwh ntrmnil
ladies gathered at a Bridge party,
ii with iuso uiruumj iu.
i i. : i i . .i .. . . .. i
tor the hostess mother. .Mrs.
The prize winners were Mrs.
Ulais er. .miss omitn, iMrs. uaiu-j
win. the refreshments carried
out the color scheme and the en
trance of the lovelv birthday cake,
surmounted with tiny green can
dles was greeted with applause.
The long postponed Hleele dance
occured Saturday evening the 17th
The hall was nicely decorated with.ond and lowest scores. J he 50U"
green streamers and ferns. As is first prize was similar and went to
not often the ease, there were morel Mrs. Leavitt.The second and "boo
gentleman than ladies present, and'))V' wm. sweet Mnss baskets, won
everyone enjoyed the dancing.
Mrs. K. CI. Deverill was a bridge
hotcsx last Saturday the affair be
ing in honor of Mrs (i. F. Rankin.
Tlic judges in the School tlarden
Contest last week visited the schools
from Waimea to llananiaulu.Tliese
gentlemen were Messrs. E. II. W.
Broadbent, F. A. Alexander, C. F.
'Loomis, (leo. Ewart, Alexander Mc
Bryde, E. Allen Creevey, and II.
Birkmyre. As soon as the weather
is favorable tliev will inspect the
gardens on the Hanalei side of the
Special Kauai Items
In a bill intiodnced in the Legis
lature bv Senator R. W. Shingle on
March 17 occur the following items
Hanalei wharf shed, or ware
Koloa wharf and wharf shed,
It is provided in connection with
.tlie latter item that no part of tlio
money shall be expended until the
titlo to tlio property is quieted.
WS BY WIRELESS
ith tin consular service in China.
le.ive and proceed to Turkey, pro
on page 6)
With the object of compiling ac-
curate data on the scenic driveways
011 (jle (;..,!,. Wand, the Adver-
pilot ear arrived in Lihue from
i.,i n.:. :..
1 1 mi ii i u lilt.- i lit ii in .
Accompanying the machine are
John F. Ness, automobile editor of
, . . . . , i i
uw .ve. user, aim v . . jMic.mc
m l,R' -"' maps
showing the distance to and t lie
various scenic attractions for the
, information ot the motoring tour-
ists will lie gathered. According
! to Mr. Ness there are many scenic
edin Hawaii's national advertising,
but are just as beautiful to visit as
many attractions known to the tour
ist community. The car, which is
a Dodge Brothers, is piloted b y
Thomas O. Duggan.
ELEELE NEWS NOTES
Mesdames Knudsen, Schultze,
Banhain, Ewart, Hofgaard, A. Bro
die, Oliver, Kaulbamn, Lyman,
i Baldwin, Deverill.Truscott, Hodge.
. for the dullness of the day. The.
; mUm of ft fjm,.
well for Mrs. Rankin, Mrs., Brodie,
Mrs. Bole and Mrs. Banhain, who
are leaving Kauai soon and they
were given satin bags as a remem
brance. The bridge prizes were beautiful
china cups and saucers in a dainty
Dresden design. They were award
ed Mrs. A. Brodie, Mrs. H. Brodie
and Mrs. Knudsen for highest, sec-
by Mrs. Baldwin and Mrs. Brown.
In the memory contest, Mrs. Ly
man excelled and "received a set of
coasters and Mis. Hodge a jewel
Delicious refreshments were serv
ed at the close of the afternoon.
Mrs. (!. B. Leavitt was hostess
at a merry thimble-tea-party on
Friday afternoon. Mrs. II. II Bro
die and Miss Resor were the honor
guests. The others were Mrs. F.A.
Alexander. Mrs. R. D. Moler, Mrs.
J. II. Bole, Mrs.K. Roendahl, Mrs.
Wm. Pillar, Mrs. II. J. Eby, Mrs.
At IV. Melancon, Mrs. Wm. Hastie,
Mrs.K. A. Creevey, Mrs. A. R. (ilais
yer, Mrs. .1.1. Silva, and the Miss
es Melancon, Pillar, Ing, Akana,
Sehrcpfeii, Douglas, Litchens, Ste
venson, Anderson, Hastie.
There will be a wrestling exhibi
tion at Waime.i next Saturday, be
tween Kdozakura, champion of Jap
anese wrestling, and young Santeel,
champion of San Francisco. On
Saturday, April 7th. they will ap
pear at Lihuo.