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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 13. NO. 17.
LIIIUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. APRIL 24, 1917
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IMPORTANT MEETING OF THE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The regular meeting of the Ka
um Chamber of Commerce met in
respctt.se to the call of the Presi
dent on Thursday afternoon at 2
p, m. the President in the chair.
The President explained that in
the regrettable illness of the secre
taro Mr. Timnions, the minute
book of Chamber had been mislaid,
so requested the Chamber to dis
pense with the usual reading of
the minutes of the last meeting.
Under the head of New Busi
ness, Col G. P. Wilcox suggested
that it was a matter of dutv of
every loyal citizen to stand behind
the Federal Government in every
way possible in the present crisis,
and show his lovalty bv flying the
national colors on his place of busi
ness or his residence.
Col Wilcox also reported for the
committee on Mail Service that Ef
forts had been made to secure a
more frequent local servico. The
matter had been taken up with the
local post master, but without any
practical result so far.
Mr, Brandt reported if the post
al authorities would pay $3.00 a
week more the service required bv
the public could be secured, but so
far there was no assurance that this
small amount would be paid.
Mr. Silva thought that there
was a very easy solution of the
matter; i f the Postal authorities
would take off the Monday service
, and make it a Tuesday service the
problem would be solved, A Mon
day service wasn't much good for
any-bodv: what we wanted was a
mail from Lihue to Kekaha on
Tuesdav mornine.aud returning in
the afternoon, and the later the
Mr. Ilpfgaard; "They wont
suspend the Monday service!"
Mr. Wishard said that the diffi
"culty was that the Tueadav steam
er came to Ahukini, and it made it
late getting the mail up; if she
lauded at Nawiliwili there wouldnt
be any trouble.
OU CLUB- HAS
Tin) members of the On Club and
a few invited guests gather at the
beach house of Major Horner last
Sunday afternoon. The affair start
ed out to be a bathing party but
soon took on the aspect of a gather
ing of newlyweds as there were no
less than three couples of these de
lightful people present.
After the guests had enjoyed a
swim at this superb bathing spot
they gathered around the festive
board and diil full justice to the
bountiful lunch prepared for them.
Among those present were Mr.
and Mrs, Frank Crawford, Mr. and
Mrs. Win. Davis, Lt. and Mrs O.
Beuttler (all newlyweds), I.t. and
Mrs. Avery, Mr. and Mrs.J.L. Robert
son, Lt. and Mrs. Bueh, Mrs. Burke,
Misses Munford, Jordan, Johnson,
Wilcox, Tilleman, Denike, Weber
Findley, Speekens and Searight,
Messrs. Horner, Knudsen, Patter
sou, Stendcl, Hadlield, Carden and
A Birthday Party
Master Valdeniar Knudsen, son
of Mr. and Mrs. IS. A. Knudsen,
of Hoea, gave a delightful party to
about twenty of his young friends
Saturday, 14th., in honor of his
seventh birthday. A May-pole dance
was the feature of the occasion and
was very much enjoved by all.
Games and swimming were also in
dulged in, after which the young
folks sat down to a feast of goodies
that was enjoyed to tho fullest.
that u o change was possible
uutila new contract was entered
into for the cairying of the mails,
whiph would not be until Julv first
Col Wilcox being intertogated
in regaid to the military situation.
Slid that there was nothing now
that he could say in the matter; in
case of mobilization, there was
every assurance that the Kauai
regiment would be ordered to Ho
nolulu for training. This would
involve a good deal of inconven
ience, to say the least, since there
were now about 1000 men involv
ed, and if the companies were re
cruited U) full strength it would
mean double that number.
Inquiry was made in regard to
the military census, as to how it
was to be made, where the blanks
were to be secured, etc,
Mr. Patterson said in reply that
he had about a thousand of the
blanks, and doubtless more could
Mr. Farley said that thev ex
pected him to furnish the list of
those to whom the blanks should
be given out. This was no easy
matter as his lists were not made
up on the bnbis of citizenship but
for taxation purposes. It seemed
to him that the blanks were far too
voluminous and too intricate; it
would take a law'ver to fill them
out: how was an ordinary Filipino
going to do that; he would be
utterly at sea. In answer it was
j explained that the blanks came
j f r o m military headquarters' in
Washington and we had to take
them as they came.
Mr. Rice was appealed to on be
half of thv. police depaitment, as
to what would be done by them,
Mr. Rice replied that his depart
ment stood ready to do whatever
they could, but naturally the plan
tations, and other large employers
of labor were in a much better po-
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The Sacred Concert
The Garden Island is not ordi
narily in sympathy with Sunday
entertainments, but the Sacred con
cert on Sunday evening we regard as
an exception because; of its high
character. From the beginning of
the world the emotions have been
stirred and men have been moved to
noble deeds through music, and in
all ages music lias been the hand
maid of Religion. The music Sun
flay evening was of the kind that
stirs a man to better things.
Our own local singers Mrs. Aliana,
Mrs. Sheldon and Miss Daisy Shel
don added very materially to the
pleasure of the envning.
We heartily commend the wisdom
of Mr. 'Fernandez in bringing to
Kauai this kind of talent, and we
trust thftt the reception that it meets
will justify that wisdom and lead to
our getting more of it.
Historical Society Will Meet
A regular meeting of the His
torical Society will be held at the
Library Rooms of the church on
Thursday evening at 7:30.
The evening will be devoted to
Hanalei with interesting personal
reminiscences l y Mrs. Thomas
jKing of her girlhood days spent
largely there. Similar remini
scences of the Wilcox Brothers,
and of Prof. W. T. Brighain will
be given. A most enjoyable even
ing is anticipated.
Deputy Unites States Marshal
Silva of Honolulu, was on Kauai
last week on official business.'
The regular semi annual eouven
Hon of the Kauai churches met this
last week at Hanalei. It was well
attended, being favored with most
beautiful weather, and being repre
sentative of the Sunday school and
Christian Endeavor interests as well
as the churches.
Among tho more interesting sub
jects which came up for considera
tion were the following:
There was a good'deal of adverse
criticism over the non-attendance
of the Japanese churches, either by
pastor or lay delegate. The sup
erintendent of the Board was known
to be on the island, and was under
stood to have advised against the
participation to the Japauesechurcli
es. it was explained tliat proper
invitations had not been issued to
these churches, and they inferred
that they Were not wanted. Also
the long trip to Hanalei involved an
expense that was more or less pro
hibitive for a struggling church.
On the assurance that hereafter
careful provision would be made for
inviting them, it was promised for
them that they would not again be
remiss in this particular.
The annual singing contest, at the
general Association in Juno in Ho
nolulu, will be confined to the Sun
day schools. And in order to get
the best results, an island competi
tion was held in connection with
the convention to call out the best'
talent, and Hie chorus winning out
is to represent the island in the
general contest in June. Messrs.
Judd, Krdnian and Kamaiopili, as
disinterested parties, were appoint
ed to act as judges in the local con
test. The Anahola Chorus was the
In regard to the general conven
tion, it was indicated that there
would be serious dilliculty about
financing it, unless the numbers can
be materially reduced. The cost of
the last general convention in Hilo,
last year, was some souu, tins
one will probably cost no less than
$1000, owing to the advance of
prices. Where is this large sum to
come from? And even if available
is it necessary or wise to spend it?
These summer conventions have
been steadily growing in numbers
of late years, until they have assum
ed proportions that are unwieldy,
and even prohibitive; there are only
one or two places on the islands that
can handle them, and they are get
ting tired of them. It is only a
question of time when they will
have to be reduced, and this may
be tho time.
Considerable attention was given
to the 'matter of systematic giving.
The Hawaiian churches are liberal
givers, but not always wise givers.
The system recommended was the
well known envelope system o f
weekly gifts of small amounts, that
would amount up surprisingly in
the aggregate. This system is in
use in some churches on Oahu with
encouraging success. The practical
lilliculty of the scheme, that some
times limits its success, is the time
ami attention it requires from the
treasurer or his assistant.
The following interesting figures
concerning the Kauai churches,
compiled by Icv. H. P. Judd, sta
tistical secretary of the Hawaiian
Board were presented at the Island
Association which met the other
day at Hanalei.
The Hawaiian churches. 7 i,'
The Union churches 2
The Chinese churches 2
The Japansee churches -I
The Filipino church
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Large Crowds, Great Enthu
siasm. Intense Excitement!
A Busy Week-end With
When the four teams came to
gether at Koloa Friday afternoon
they found a record 'crowd of soc
cer "faun" waiting for the games
to start And they must have de
termined then and there not to
disappoint the spectators for they
sailed right in with full steam up
and kept at it right to the end.
The High & Grammar School
players came with a crowd of root
ers in a truck and three autos. A
large truck load and an auto came
from Kalaheo. and the Koloa team
was supported by the whole school
and all the members of the com
nuinity for a ladious of five miles
or so. Each team had a host of
The High & Grammar boys and
girls added much to the eujox merit
of the :lav by their fine singing
and cnthusiatic cheering. They
sang several new school songs.
Koloa cheering was beyond des
Kalaheo and Grammar School
met in the first contest. The game
was cean and fast, with the Gram
mar team having the better team
work. Kalaheo h a d improved
greatlv during the week anil- plav
ed much better than they did
against Lihue the week before.
One goal was scored in eacli half
bv the Gram mar team, making the
Koloa Holds High School to a Tie
The second game was even fast
er than the first and doubtless was
the finest game of the season from
every standpoint. The play was
wildlv exciting with long kicks
and brilliant passing and vet there
was not the sign of an intentional
foul on either side.
Koloa has developed a fine team
with the right attitude toward the
game and they deserve great credit
for their sportsmanship and skill.
High school shows plainlv how a
heavy and skillftiT'teain can plav
the game with absolutely no dan
ger to other players.
It is impossible to give indivi
dual credit in this game as all
the players share in the praise.
Captain Gonsalves, however, de
serves special credit for the way
he has developed , his team, ami
Captaiu'Akama.of the High School,
piaved an exceptionally brilliant
Kapaa Makes Great Showing
Saturday afternoon the fust
games ever played on the Kapaa
field were fought out to a finish.
The afternoon brought many
surprises but none to compare with
the wonderful improvement of the
Kapaa boys. In place of the slow
game played at Waimea the week
before there was dash and spirit
in everv play.
Vincent Lizama, Manual Fer
reira, Coudo and Captain Titcomb
stand out as the particular stars
and vet every boy on the team
piaved his position and showed
nerve and grit. Each one deserves
The first g.une was between
Waimea and Lihue and was close
ly contested all the way. Lihue
was thought to have the advantage
but Waimea soon made it evident
that they too were out to win.
After two periods of first play
neither side had scored and tie?
contest ended in a draw
Then the Kapaa and Elede
teams clashed. Eleelc expected a
rather easy victorv and the sur
prise was creat when, after a short
defense, Kapaa went down the
field and threatened the opponent's
The ball wa's back and forth
throughout the game and both
teams playing desperately for a
score. Jvleeie itepi me nnii danger
ously near the Kapaa goal for a
few minutes in the first half but
this advantage was offset later
when Eleele was kept on the de
fensive for a considerable time.
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t "ESJURKEY SEVERS
Washington, D. ('. Apr'r! 2!l, Ollieial notification was received at
the state department today that Turkey has severed diplomatic relations
with the United Slates, following the lead of Germany.
New York, April 2:5 Success attended the lunching today at A
merca's latest big warship, the dreadnought New Mexico, which was
sent into the water in the presence of a considerable crowd.
Washington, D. C. April 2!5 - Despite the activity of German sub
marines and German's threat against the United States shipping, A
tneriean export- for March amounted to $."."1 ,27S, 000, which figure has
been exceeded only once in the history of the country. The imports al
so set a new record 8270, 184,000.
Plan io Make Islands Independent of Mainland.
To use all the plantation lands possible which will not interfere with
the sugar crops for the rising of footstuifs in order that the islands may
become independent of the mainland is the gist of a report adopted this
afternoon by the experiment station committee of the Hawaiian Sugar
Planters' Association. This report will be H piv.-entcd to a meeting
of the trustees of the association for final approval. Such meeting will be
held within a few days. Besides the committee there were present at the
meeting Maj. Charles Lincoln, representing the army; J. M. Wcstgate,
director of the United States experiment station, and II. P! Agee, direc
tor of the Planters' experiment station.
Local and Personal Notes
The first of a serious of Saturday
night popular 'lectures and enter
tainments was held in the Waimea
public school last Saturday, under
the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. The
the travel talk was on 'Brazil and
was given by Rev M. E. Carver.
Three line reels of moving pictures
were shown and the audience join
ed in singing patriotic airs.
Next week's travel talk will be
on China. Tickets are free and can
be secured from Rev. M. F. Carver
and Chas. F. I.oomis.
Mrs. Thomas King is here vist ,
iug her. daughter Mrs. C. A. Rice.
She is a femiliar, and .always a
welcome guest on Kauai, where
she has a host of cordial friends.
Those who have heard her talk,
most entertainingU . o f the old
days of her girlhood on Kauai,
will look forward with pleasure to
her paper of Hanalei reminiscences
to be presented at the Historical
Society meeting Thursday even
ing." Among those departing on the
Kinau last .Saturday were Mrs R.
I.. Wilcox, and maid, Miss K.
Mclntvre Eunice Scott, and Miss
Male! Wdcox. Also Mrs. A. J.
Campbell who has been visiting on
Kauai for the last fortnight.
Wednesday afternoon there was
a sale of articles in the inteiest of
che British Red Cross fund, which
netted over $100 It w.is at the home
of Mrs. A. I Hogg, Mrs. G. R.
Kwarr was the movinu spirit of the
enterprise, and it was due to her
initiative- and executive that the
many beautiful -uncles were mar
shalied together. Delicious and
dainty refreshments were served in
conjunction with the sale, and help
ed to make the afternooa a pleasant
Mr. C.S. Dole is spending n lew
davs in town wrh his uncle Judge
S. B Dole, who with ins wite is
ahotit to denart for the mainland
to attend the 50 ear reunion of
Bowdoin Codige clas.-. This is k
rare event such as falls to the lot
of verv few. especially with such
honor as comes to Judge Dole. Our
hearty good wishes attend him as
he goes: may a kindlv Providence
watnh over him and bring him
back to us in safety.
Somewher-' over in Koolau. Mr.
C. A.Rice has a,secluded vallev by
the sea, and in it there is a melon
patch with a fierce big dog guard
ing it, out of which come such
melons as Caleb and Joshua might
have brouirht home from the Prom
ised Land, "They are the limit'! foi
size and flavor. Fortunate is the
favored one who gets a slice.
Mav 4th, Mr. Scavenius will giv(
a piano recital at Hoea, the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Knudsen
Tickets $1.00 All are invited to
NS WITH U.
The ad-ent of the Corelli-Trio
to Kauai has been indeed a red
letter event in our social history.
The musical features in the Mov
ing Picture shows. Ure' violin and
harp interludes in church, and es
pecially the Sacred Concert on
Sunday evening were a revelation
of the joy and charm of fine music
when well rendered.
Through the melting passages
of some of the worlds finest music,
sofeelinglv; and delicately rendereJ,
the audience fairlyhtld its breath,
and thrilled with emotion.
It has been a renewed revelation
of the power and pathos of music,
and a rentwed axMirance of its in
estimable value as a civili.iug and
refining influence- We are verv
glad they came; we will remember
their visit and will recall their mu
sic with much satisfaction. Come
One of the delightful qualities
of the Corclli Brothers is the ap
parent ease and confidence with
whhh thev do it; simple or diffi
cult, it comes all thesanieto them.
You can settle yourself down and
enjoy it to the full without any
furtive sense of strain lest thev
may fiat or strike a false note or
make any other musical break;
half the charm of the expert is the
confident touch of the master that
rests your mind while it charms
The moving picture program on
Saturday evening at the Tip Top
is commended bv devoteesof that
recreation as ' ' the best yet" . The
main reel, The Heir to'the Hoorah
was genially and amazingly fun
ny, an-'.-uore wtnderful s ill, not a
single participant was killed or
Would that the fates would send
us more of this kind!
Mrs. Eric Knudsen gave a lunch
party for Mrs. Campbell on Wed
nesday last at her beautiful home
at Kekaha. Mrs. C. A. Rice,
Mrs. Philip Rice, Mrs. A. S. Wil
cox, Mrs. G. P. Wilcox, Miss
Irene Smith, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs.
1). D. Baldwin. Mrs. W tti Tin.
ford, Mrs Frank Alexander and
.miss Aland L'Urange were guests.
The many friends of Mrs. S. B.
Deverill will be glad to learn of
her couvalcsence at the Queen
Hospital in Honolulu. Sli I line
been writing for this and that fa
vorite article of wearillL' nnnnrcl
which indicates a returnim. imr.
est in the affairs of life, and a'
readiness to participate in them.
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