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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL 13. NO. 18.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. MAY 1, 1917
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MEETING OF THE
The Kauai Historical Society
meeting on Thursday evening 'was
one of the most interesting and
successful in the history of that
organization. The subject ot the
evening was Ilanalei. a most fruit
ful and interesting topic.
Mrs. T. J. King, of Honolulu,
read a very racy and amusing
paper dealing with reminiscences
of her girlhood days at Hanalei
and shedding a deal of interesting
light on those old days when Ha
nalei was mucli more of a plnce
comparatively than it is now.
Miss Klsie Wilcox presented a
most scholarly paper on the his
tory of Hanal'ci, detailing the due
and fall of the various industrial
enterprises, and recalling the va
rious characters who had come
and gone on the local stage. It
was a paper which involved a
great deal of patient and pains
taking research: and it is a matter
of great satisfaction to the Society
to have this work so well done.
An interesting and amusing
paper, rcminscent of a vist to Kau
ai in 1865 by Dr. W. T. Hrigham,
was read by Mrs. Lydgale. There
was a strong botanicalflav or
to this paper, with many long
scientific names which got more or
less tangled on the lips of the fair
The papers will be reproduced
in the columns of the Garden Is
land. Five new members were voted
to u special cable
Lane to Governor
Pinkham, urging the Islands to
make themselves self-supporting in
the matter of food stuffs just as
soon as possible, the matter came
up before the local Legislature on
Friday last, and immediate preli
minary meaurcs are being taken by
that body to meet the situation.
A Food Products
The plan is to create a special
commission to handle the whole
situation, with power to initiate
and stimulate production, supervise
distribution, control storage and
transportation, and regulate prices
In the meantime private and of
ficial agencies have already taken
action by the formation of a ccn-
tural or executive committee to
wtinniliite and L'liide the efforts of
local food production.
This central committee is to con
sist of one representative each from
the Honolulu Chamber of Com
merce, the Planters Association, the
U. S. Experiment Station, the Ter
ritorial Hoard of Agriculture and
the U. S. Army
Public Meeting Discuss
At a miblie meeting conducted
by tho organizations most directly
interested, it was deemed to sup
port the Territorial Marketing Divi
sion in their proposition to conduct
a campaign of education, to in
elude a special course of instrue
tion throutrhout the Islands, on
what, when, and 'where a plant,
and to work for a special Legtsla
tive appropriation of 810,000 to
provide for the same.
Hawaii Must Feed Herself
and to Spare
Hawaii is expected to raise not
only all that she needs for herself
out to furnish a Mirplus to export
to mainland and to the Allies. The
per capita lood production oi lln
ia in excess of any place 'in the
Tlio Conscription Hill passed both Houses on Saturday with an over
whelming majority. Then is still some slight discrepancy as to the
age limits which will be adjusted in the conference of the Houses. The
jury-wheel method of selection will probably be used. There are to he
no bounties and no substitutes will be allowed. .Each state is to furnish
Its quota of men, according to its population, to make up an army of a
NEW MILITARY BASIS OF
1. The national guard will probably be mobilized this week.
2. The strength of the guard, even with the deductions now going
equals Hawaii's quota in the new national army.
o There is accordingly little likelihood of selective draft being en
forced in Hawaii at present.
The immediate registration
will be commenced.
An army of one million men is to
be raised, each section furnishing
its quota according to population.
They will work out as follows:
Assuming that in round figures
the population of the United States
is a hundred million souls, a draft
of ten men per thousand of popula
tion will raise an army of one mil
With an approximate population
of 22"),00() Hawaii "would therefore
be called upon for a quota of 2250
men. The present enlisted strength
ot the national guard is m the
neighborhood of 4800 men If the
territorial forces were raised to their
prescribed Avar strength they would
number between eight and nine
thousand men. or four times the
Whatever methods are adopted,
the results, it is locally believed, will
be much the same.
With this much fairly certain,
future action regarding the Hawaii
an guard can only be speculated
upon. Whether one regiment of
the guard is mobilized, or drafts
made from each of the four regi
ments to make up the required
utrength, o r whether the entire
force less its deductions of exempt
ed classes, will be" summoned to the
field, is something which one man's
guess is as good as another's.
One thing seems fairly certain:
The mobilization of the Hawaiian
guard or whatever part of it is call
ed out. will take place this week.
Section two of the bill just passed
provides for the drafting into the
field servic(of the "full strength of
the national guard and the national
From the broader national stand
point this bill is one of tho most
momentous pieces of legislation ever
passed by this country when facing
war, inasinuch .as for the first time
grim facts are faced with as grim a
determination to meet them as
such, with a casting out of the hys
terical note which trips up efficien
cy, and the sober mobilization of all
lesourccs of this country.
The county nominations closed
on Saturday with the following re
Th. Hrandt, H.
W. D.McBryde, R.
II. D. Wishard, 15.
A. Menefoglio, R.
,loe Rodriguez, R.
Joe Hetteneourt, R.
Dan llano, R.
Fred Mendes, R.
Win. Henry Rice,
C. Maser, R.
Sam Kaahu, R.
Sam Kaeo, R.
A. (!. Kaulukou, R
C. S. Chandler, 1).
K. C. Allium, R.
James K. Kula, R.
C. W. Spitz
a visitor to the
world. Hut we must do even bet
tor than that.
The Army Vill Feed
The army people locally are inak-
ing provision to take can- of them
selves and thus relieve the rest of
the community from any anxiety
011 their account.
COUNTRY AFFECTS HAWAII
of persons subject to military duly
That the present organizations of
the National Guard and the regular
army must first be recruited to full
war strength before other organiza
tions are formed ; that the selective
draft system will not be used to fill
the ranks of these organizations un
til it is found that no more men
can be obtained by the volunteer
system and that the drafting of men
in proportion to the population of
the states or territoiies To make up
the big army which it is planned to
form, applies only after the Nation
al Guard and regular army is fully
recruited. is the interpretation which
General Frederick Strong, com
manded of the Hawaiian Depart
ment, places on the army bill.
Guard Officers Agree
At guard headquarters General S.
I. Johnson and other officers hold
the same view. As a result, work
of weeding out th'e men who have
people dependent upon them under
the terms ol the bill, is steadily go
ing ahead, and as soon as it is finish
ed it is planned to inaugurate a big
publicity campaign to obtain re
cruits. As yet only a few of the
company commanders have sent in
the lists oJ men who will be dis
charged, and until this Is done but
very little in the way of recruiting
can be accomplished.
Guard Much Depleted
It is estimated that only a few
more than 2000 men will remain in
the guard following the elimination
both because of dependent families
and physical disability. It is be
lieved, however, that it will not be
a difficult matter to find 0000 more
men suitable for service to fill the
four local guard regiments.
In regard to who shall be dis
charged and who shall not, the fol
lowing information has been receiv
ed from the militia bureau at Wash
ington: Interprets Law Clearly
"With reference to authorizing
the discharge of all enlisted men of
the National Guard who lulve
families dependent upon them for
support, the members o f which
would become a charge upon the
government in case they were called
into federal service, you are advised
that the discharge of jnen solely be
cause of the fact that they are mar
ried or have families is not authoriz
ed. , "When a man's means are ample
for the support of bis-family in his
absence, or where his business can
be so conducted in his absence as to
afford a means of support for his
family, discharge should not be
"The olfjeet of discharging men
as provided in the circular letter of
April '.) above referred to, is to avoid
working a hardship upon dependent
members of their families and to
obviate t henecessity of the payment
of benefits to such members while
the soldier is in federal service."
When the guard was sent to the
border the government was forced
to pay 850 a month to families
whose main support was with the
guard. It is to avoid this that mar
ried men are being eliminated.
The niauo recital of Mr. Scave
nius at Hoea, the home of Mr. and
Mrs. 15. A. Knudseu. has been
GUARD 1ST BE
Wireless orders have been re
ceived bv Col. G. P. Wilcox to
direct all company and detachment
commanders to immediately sub
mit list for dischatge of men who
have families dependent on them.
Following is the order received:
Govt. Co m ma n ding Officer
Due to the fact that mobilization
will probably be ordered in the
near future, the Sec. of War
directs the discharge of all enlisted
men of the National Guard who
have families dependent upon them
for support whether the man de
sires to be discharged or not. The
word family as used above includes
only wife, children and dependent
mother. By dependent is meant
that the support of the family de
pends upon the regular salary of
the 'man in question If he has an
independent income sufficient to
support his familv or if he is given
absolute assurance that his civil
GENERAL STRIKE EXPECTED IN AUSTRIA
t ... ,. .
Copenhagen, Denmark, April 30 Tomorrow will be May Day and
there are many indications that it may bring with it a crisis in the af
fairs of the Central powers, for the niutteiings of a general strike in Aus
tria, Hungary and Prussia have been too loud to be ignored.
In spite of the appeals and threats of the officials, the Geinian peo
ple and their Austrian allies appear to be getting out of hand. Despatch
es from Vienna last night admitted that the general strfke which has
been foretold for sometime, has been ordered for tomorrow morning. It
is also reported in a statement that is creditted to the Arbeiten Zeilung,
the Austrians have decided to call an enormous pence meeting in the
capital of the Dual Monarchy, and that the strike inav be called oil" on
May 2, it being intended merely as a demonstration against a continu
ance of the war.
Other despatches report that the Bavarian officialdom, alarmed by
tho growing dissatisfaction among the people of that kingdom have issued
a formal appeal to them to continue steadfast. One appeal has been sent
direct to the farmers of the country by Herr Bettreich, Bavarian minis
ter of the Interior, who urges the fanners to "bold out yet a while long
er." The submarines will soon compel Britain to mic for peace, and if
you are but faithful and hrnve Germany will not be forced to conehnle
a peace that shall be butra hunger peace."
The Anthrax Situation
'Late advices indicate that the
situation a Hanalei is well in hand.
The dailv losses are diminishing;
serum is being administered as fast
as possible and there is every as
surance that the worst is ever. Dr.
Norgaard and the one assistant who
developed the disease are progress
ing favorably. The eniploves of
the place, who are engaged in
dealing with the disease, are being
rendered immune by serum treat
ment. The recalcitrant temporary
manager has been removed and
Charles Mnkee appointed in his
place. It is hoped that his long
experience and his local knowledge
will fit him to cooperate effective
ly with the experts in handling
Week End at Waimea Canyon
Mr. and Mrs James P. Clapper,
of Lihue, and Mr. anil Mrs. K. Al
len Creevey, of Lleele, spent a de
lightful and most interesting week
end camping at Waimea Canyon.
They went up Friday and came
down Sunday evening. They are
enthusiastic over the trip and advise
everyone who can possibly do so,
to take it.
This is one of the many interest
ing tiips the Clappers have made in
the fast few months. Being enthu
siastic hikers, they have been to the
top of most of the highest peaks
around Kauai and visited many
beautiful places that even the oldest
residents have not seen.
The Mexican has been at Port
Allen loading sugar; she left for
Kahului on Monday,
TO BE DISCHARGED
pay will be continued during his
service with the colors, familv is
not considered dependent. Yon
will direct al! company and detach
ment commanders to immediately
submit to vour office a list of names
of men to be discharged under the
above ruling alter e-ich individual
case lias been carefully investigat
ed by the company commander
concerned. Lists will then be con
solidated and after approval bv
you forwarded to this office. Im
mediate action is required as it is
desired to complete these discharges
before mobilization thereby saving
added expense and trouble. At the
same tune steps should be taken to
recruit men to take places of those
discharged so that in no case will
companies be called into Federal
service below minimum peace
strength. This action does not in
volve anv reduction in number of
organizations of Hawaii National
Higher Cost of Living
Investigations conducted by the
Department of Labor show that
the food bill of the average familv
has grown from S339.30 in 1913 to
S425 54 in 1917, an increase of
25. This is attributable partly
to war conditions, but mainly to
crop shortage and the munipula
tion of food supplies. The rain
shorta e throughout America,
North and South, is greater than
it has be n in forty years.
Public Schools Attention!
The tiiiiii:N 1km.ni to
make the follow tt,K oiler U) tK.
Public School of tho Maud :
It will oiler prizes for the best
compositions on the subiYct '-Kauai
the (iarden Inland ; Why?" ac
Any ordinary school, not includ
ing the II mil School, niny compete;
the principal of any competing
school .-hall decide which routes
taut shall 1h entitled to the piize
in that school, and shall forward
the suecc-sful composition to the
The piie for the K'st compoM
turn in any school -hall I, a vears
stihscription to the Harden Ibland.
The best coinpo-ition among
thee contestant shall Ihi entitled
to a gold nil) fountain jx-n by way
of prize, and the next best a glass
nib fountain pen.
The compositions should 1h not
less than L'od words in length nor
more thiiu .MK), and must be the
work exclusively of the contestant.
Any of the compositions shall lie
eligible for publication in the liar
The composition. t K. handed
in to the principal of each comiH't
ing school on or More the l.Mh. of
There was a very pretty family
wedding on Friday at high noon at
the residence of Mr. ami Mrs. A. S.
Wilcox, when their sen Allen C.
Wilcox Wits married to Miss Flor
ence C. Mugridgc, a very attrac
tive California girl visiting on the
Mrs. G. P. Wilcox, was matron
of honor, Mr. Stewart best man
and Mr. A. S. Wilcox gave the
bride away; the ceremony was per
formed by Rev. J. M. L.vdgaie.
The bride was verv simply, lint be
cinningly tlrcssed in white, the one
article of onmiient being a hand
some pearl necklace with a platinum
pendant studded with diamonds
and pearls, the gift of the groom '
mother, in keeping with the plati
num wedding ring.
A most delicious wedding break
fast followed, which was eordir.lly
and genially hilarious; one con
tinuous round of witty story and
racy repartee. The 'table' dec
orations were particularly graceful
and artistic, blush roses in pro
fusion, and dainty streanieis of
illusion looped down from I lie
hanging baskets above to the to s
of slender silver vases guarding the
place cards. The whole house w:s
filled with a profusion of beautiful
flowers in which great masses of
Easter lilies held the prominent
Those present were Mr. and Mr.
A. S. Wilcox, Mr. and Mrs. G. P.
Wilcox and two children, Mr. and
Mrs. W. X. Stewart, and Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Lydgate. I
After the breakfast the hnnfiv
couple hurried away to Hanalei
where they will spend a few days
Local and Personal Notes
The Lihue Librarv is in receipt
of a year's subscription of The
Yale Literary Review fiom the
publishers, complimentary. We
e-oinnienri the di-eriuiination of the
Review, but most of al! do we
wonder how they got on to the Li
hue Librarv; apparently our fame
has gone abroad.
We are informed by competent
authority that some 800 acres of
cane has been taken off this season
in the Kapaa Homestead region;
some of it has gone as high as 50
tons of cane to the acre. This is'
prettv va id answer to the talk
xbout the futility of homestead-
It in with much relief and great
satisfaction that we note the pro
gress of the road work, especially
.t Anahola. With that one bad
phice fixed, and the rest coming
on all light, we can rest easy and
hold up our heads in any com
pany, Miss Anette Hooge, of Kapaa,
mauka has been substituting in
the Kapaa school for Miss Holt
during the latters illness.
We commend the good example
of patriotism set by one of our
leading citizens, Mr. A. S. Wil
cox, in flying the national ensign
day 1m dav on his tall flag staff.
It gives a verv patnotic touch of
color to the landscape would that
there were more like it.
Col. G. P. Wilcox has brought
fine new Stearns-Knight car
from town. It is an eight cylin
der with several novel features,
which made it the latest thing out.
Mr. lames Myers is visiting with
his brother, Mr, J. R. Myers,
manager of Kilauea for a few
weeks. He has been in the Phili-
pines for some time engaged with
good success in mining, in which
he is an expert.
A tiling of beauty ami a joy for
ever is the little hibiscus garden
adjoining Mr. P. h. Rice's office
on Main Street. It is a tribute to
the fostering care and the artistic
sense of Mrs. 11, Tv. Wilcox, we
A beautiful, and increasingly
popular drive i s Kipu avenue
through the Rice's Huleia planta
tion. It is parked bv Norfolk Is
land pines and choice flowering
hibiscus, and is overshadowed by
mountains of striking beauty.