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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 13. NO. 20.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1917
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I G. OFFICERS
COMFORT BAGS FOR Ominous Situation COS! OF WAR
Tn answer to a call by Colonel
Gaylord V. Wilcox, the officers of
the .1th. Ret'. N. G. II. assembled
at tin1 armory at Lihue, at 2: 150 o'
clock Sunday afternoon for tho pur
pose of receiving instructions on
mobilization. Practically every ofli
cer of the regiment was present.
After calling the assemblage to ol
der Col. Wilcox explained the pur
pose of the meeting, stating that as
tho Guard would in all probability
be called into service in the very near
future, it was necessary, in order to
cause as little delay and confusion
as possible, for every ollieer to know
just what was to he done when the
Captain Gustav Gonser, Inspector
Instructor taking extracts from Spe
cial Regulations No. 55, Mobiliza
tion of the National Guard, gave a
.comprehensive lecture on mobiliza
tion, explaining in detail the defer
ent steps to bo taken by each unit
of the regiment.
After the lecture Paptain Gonser
organized a regimental school for
ollicers to be held each Sunday, at
Eleelc Hall, Lihue Armory and
Kealia Armory alternately.
Kapaa Wins Victory
The last game in the Intorseholas
tic Soccer League was played off at
the new Kapaa playground on Sat
urday. The game was postponed
at the first of the season and this
was the first opportunity that the
teams have had for getting together.
'flie Kalaheo team, accompanied
by a band of rooters and several
teachers, reached Kapaa Saturday
morning, and the game started at
once. Caesar Gonsalves, the Koloa
captain, referced the game.
The Kapaa boys went into the
game with a will and at once put
the Kalaheo team on the defensive.
Therw were many times when it
seemed' that a score was certain,
but Kalaheo always managed to get
the ball away from the goal before
the damage was done.
The first half kept the large crowd
of Kapaa rooters on their toes every
minute and they gave unspaiingly
of vocal encouragement. The win
ning score, however, was not made.
In the second period Kalaheo was
penalized for holding and the re
feree awarded a free kick. On this
play a Kapaa player received the
kick ami drove it through the goal
posts for a score.
The Kapaa followers cheered wild
ly and when time was called 'with
the Kapaa boys in the lead they
gave the team an ovation.
This game adds two points to' the
Kapaa score and take.-, them out of
last place in the league. Great credit
is due these boys for their line show
ing and sportsmanship.
Score: Kapaa 1. Kalaheo 0.
THE SCAVENIUS RECITAL
The Scavenius piano recital Fri
day evening at lloea, the home of
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Knudsen, was
decidedly a success, even beyond
the expectation.- of those who know
that it was going to be so. There
were some fortv select guests, the
kind of people who know a good
thing and appreciate it when they
get it. They weie enthusiastic list
eners on this occasion, and were
eager for more, up to the very end
of the musician's generosity, when
the lateness of the hour counselled
a break up.
Mr. Scavenius is of Danish par
entage, but of English birth and
speech, combining, we judge, tho
best qualities of both races. Ho has
been on the Islands some eighteen
months, and has made a good record
wherever he has gone. He is an
enthusiastic champion of the Islands
and rates Kauai as the best of the
bunch, ,as any discerning man must.
He will give a recital at the Lihue
Social Hall Friday evening, at which
ho hopes to see most of the good
people of Kauai. He will vary the
program, as well as add to the in
terest of it, by giving a brief char
acterization of each composer as he
renders his. music.
The "luau shed," at the back of
the church, was the scene of great
activity all day Saturday. There
were ladies, and lunch, anil sowing
machines, and dry goods, and chat
ter and good cheer, and through it
all that effective industry that titrn-
cd out, m the late afternoon, 200
comfort bags for the soldiers.
Ihese bags are about 12x11, and
contain the following useful articles:
Bull Durham tobacco, cigarette pa
per, writing paper, envelopes, memo
book, playing cards, soap and wash
rag, safety-pins, pencil, handker
chief, tooth brush and paste, comb,
buttons, knife, shoe laces and ban
dama. During the day, while the rest
worked, one of tho ladies read most
interesting extracts from letters from
Paris, describing the needs of the
wounded, and the efforts that are
being made to alleviate the same.
These, bags, we understand, are
to be sent to France to be distribut
ed among the boys there. It is such
a very attractive bunch of things
that we arc almost minded to start
for France sttaightway, that we may
get one of them ourselves.
And Once Again
A uncommonly pleasant dance
was that given by Mr. and Mrs.
W. N. Stewart for Mr. and Mrs.
Allen C. Wilcox and Col. and Mrs.
G. P. Wilcox at the Lihue Hall on
Saturday evening. The Hall makes
an excellent place for such an affair,
their being plenty of sea-room for
the dancers as well as comfortable
provision for the onlookers, and
generous ventilation for all concern
ed. The decorations were at once
connnendably simple and striking
ly effective, revealing the artistic
hand of Mrs. W. N. Stewart whose
endowment aloiig this line is well
The devotes of the graceful art
fqund it very hard to tear them
selves away, and when the musicians
went sleepily away, about mid
night, a few choice spirits stayed on
for a few more "one last" dances,
which they managed with the help
of the mechanical music of the
nickleodeon. Altogether it was a
most successful affair.
Those invited were:
Mr. and Mrs. Allen C. Wilcox,
Col. and Mrs. G. P. Wilcox, Mr. and
Mrs P. L. llice. Mr. and Mrs Win.
Henry Itice, Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Rice, Dr. and Mrs. F. II. Putman,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cawford, Mr.
and Mrs. A. S. Wilcox, Mr. and
Mrs. F. Weber, Mr. and Mrs.
C. II. Wilcox, Mr. and Mrs. J. II.
Coney, Mr. and Mrs. .1. M. Lyd
gate, Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Broad
bent, Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Hopper,
Mr. and Mrs. Clapper, Mr. ami
Mrs. ,1. H. Morgue, Mr. and Mrs.
Thurtell, Mr. and Mrs. Gonser,
Mr. and Mrs S. N. Hundley, Mr.
and Mrs. Hustace, Mr. and Mrs.
Trowbridge, Miss Munifoid, Miss
Castleman. Miss .Ionian, Miss Elsie
Wilcox. Miss Mabel Wilcox, Mrs.
Clarence Lyman, .Mrs. R. L. Wil
cox, Miss Mclntyre, Miss Hund
ley, Miss Weber, Mr. .1. M. Spald
ing, .Mr. Horner, Mr. Morrow, Mr.
Garden, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Knud
sen, Mr. De Lacey, Mr. Dole.
Miss Meta Mengler was victorious
over Mrs. Philip Rice in the finals
of the ladies singles, at lloea last
Thursday. The sets, with the ex
ception of the last one, were very
close, and each game was fought to
a linish. The score was l-(5, G-!5,
0-1, (5-1. .
The match was witnessed by some
sixty tenuis enthusiasts.
The ladies doubles finals will be
played off at lloea this coming
Thursday at iJ: 80 o'clock, between
the Misses Meta and Wilhelmina
Mengler and Mrs. Philip Rice and
Miss Katherine Mclntyre.
Mrs. H. G. Brown is acting as
special governess for the Waterhouse
children in Koloa. Her beloved
profession holdsher devotion through
all other interests.
The Associated Press today sent the following summary of events in
Europe to the Star-Bulletin:
"While military interest continues to ccnler on the great battle on
the French front, where the British
mans and both sides are lighting desperately lor every foothold, the po
litical situation in Russia is so ominous that it demands the attention of
"Not only their attention Is demanded but also their concern, ow
ing to the possibilities wiapped up in the welter of forces in the new
"Under the continued course of the radical elements in Petrograd
who are harassing the ministers, the provisional government shows signs
of breaking up.
"An encouraging note today is the emphatic denial of the report
that the council of soldiers and workmen and Duma delegates favored an
armistice with the Central Powers."
PFTROGRAD, Russia, May M. Minister of War Guchkoff has
resigned, declaring that in view of the condition in which the powers of
government have been placed, he can no longer exercise his functions
A Linen Shower
Miss Buth Stanley Douglas was
the recipient of a linen shower last
week at the home of Mrs. William
George Pillar, of McBryde Planta
tion. Mis Douglas will be a mid
summer bride at home in California.
Needlework and a guessing con
test were the means of entertain
ment, Prizes for the latter were
given to Mrs. F. A. Alexander and
Mrs. .1. I. Silva. The guests at
this pleasant party were:
Mrs. F. A. Alexander, Mrs. Has
tie, Mrs. K. Roendahl, Mrs. R. D.
Moler, Mrs. G. B. Leavitt, Mrs. C.
F. Loomis, Mrs. A. B. Melancon
Mrs. .1. Frilschi, Mrs. II. J. Kby,
Mrs. A. R. Glaisyer, Mrs. Wm,
Kruse, Mrs, F. Wolf, Mrs. .1.1.
Silva, Mrs A. Creevey, and the
Misses Douglas, Resor, Schrepper
Litchens, llastie, Stevenson, Pillai ,
Martin, Melancon, Strand, Mit
chell, Wilkins, Ing, Akana, Ander
son and the hostess. The refresh
ments were delicious, the catering
being from Honolulu.
An Old Resident Passes Away
Mr. Gerhard Brandt died at the
home of his son Hermann Brandt,
head luna of the Koloa Plantation
Co. on Sunday. The deceased had
been a continuous resident of Kolon
for over thirty years where lie was
universally respected, and where he
raised a large family of exemplary
children who remain to cherish his
memory. In the absence of Mr.
Isenberg, Mr. Lydgate conducted
the funeral service.
In view of the fact that the recent
order to discharge all married en
listed men has seriously reduced
most of the companies, Col. Wilcox
has instructed all company com
manders to commence an active re
cruiting campaign in order to gel
the companies as near full strength
as possible before mobilization.
Don't forget to pay your taxes;
this is the last day that you can do
so without liability to penalty.
Public Schools Attention!
The Ciutims Ihmxh lxrs to
make the following oiler to the
1'iihlie Schools of tin- Ii-land:
It u HI oiler nries for the hvst
compositions 'u the subject ''Kau
ai the Harden Ij-laiul; Why?" ac
Any ordinary school, not inehiil
iiiu the Iliyh School, may compete;
the principal of any i-ompetinn
t-chool ylinl 1 decide which contcw
tant shall he entitled to the piize
in that school, mid shall forward
the succi'M-fiil eompo.-ition to the
The prize for the hot composi
tion in any school shall lie a year
snbfcriptiou to the tiarden Island.
The hei-t composition amonir
thi'-e contestants shall he entitled
to a gold nil) fountain pen hv way
of prize, and the in xt hest a glass
nih fountain pen.
The compositions should lie not
less, than L'.r0 words in length nor
more than .100. and mart he the
work exclu-ively of the contestant.
A'ny of the compositions shall 1k
eligible for publication in the Har
The compositions to Ik- handed
in to the nriucipa! of each conix't
ing school on or before the 1ith. of
are steadily pressing in on the Ger-.
Miss Mumford and Mrs. Burke
weekended with Mr and Mrs. Hen
ry Brown at Makaweli this last week.
Mr. L D. Timinons leaves for
Honolulu by the steamer today for
a much needed rest and vacation.
He will be absent several weeks.
The Garden Island is the appre
ciative and grateful recipient of a
box of beautiful roses from the gar
den of Mrs. Glaisyer, the rose grow
ing conn'oiseur of Homestead.
Mr. Francis Gay is back on Ka
uaifor a few days. He will short
ly return to the Coast, where he
will spend the Summer witli his
family at their Lake Taboo home.
I le is looking well.
Mr. Albert Horner came to Kau
ai for a couple of days last week. He
reports a very brisk demand for all
pineapple products, at very gener
ous prices; in fact the coming crop
is already entirely sold out, and
many orders cannot be filled.
We h a ve another apology to
make; the Hanapepc post office
Hies a Hag, and has from the start;
it is one more good example to those
dilalery offices that do not. All ye
patriots of Hanapepc and therea
bouts, steer your trade towards Jose
(jomcs of the Hanapepc Store.
Lieut. Gustav Gonser, Inspector
Instruction of the Regiment N. G.
II., was called to Honolulu last
week for the purpose of taking an
examination for the grade of cap
tain. He returned last Wednes
day with the good news that he had
successfully passed the same.
Some days ago an unusual acci
dent happened at Port Allen. A car
containing the out going mail and
express got away on the grade and
ran down onto the dock and over
the end of the wharf into the sea.
In due time evory thing was fished
out, but in a much damaged condi
tion. A beautiful tree, and one that is
as rare as it is beautiful, is the Tulip
tree m the grounds ol Mrs. R. L.
Wilcox. It has grown so tall that
it dominates the landscape, and its
brilliant crown of glory may be seen
far and wide. It is also called the
Fountain tree because the buds con
tain considerable water.
Mr. Albert Horner Sr. is conlif
dent that the National Guard, if
mobilized, will not be taken off the
Island. lie thinks that we need
all our men here at home to raise
food products and conduct t h o
necessary affairs of life, and that it
would be folly to render the situa
tion more acute, by the removal of
that much needed labor.
MeBrydge rejoices in the phono
minal yield of !)1 anil a half tons of
cane to the acre on a field of large
extent. This will be equivalent to
about nine tons of manufactured
sugar to the acre, which is a rattling
good yield for any place. It was
"ll:5o," one of the comparatively
new varieties, steadily growing in
favor, and gteadily extending in
C. B. Gage, whom many will re
member as formerly connected with
the Gregg Company of Honolulu,
has returned to the Islands as the
Territorial manager of the Magor
Car Corporation, whose specialty
is plantation railway car". Mr.
Gage will soon be shaking hands
with friends on Kauai.
Local and Personal Notes
-HOW TO MEET IT
It is proposed that the cost of
the war, for the first year, will be
met, in part by a bond issue of two
billion dollars, and in part by in
creased taxation, that is estimated
to yield a like miount.
This latter burden is the one
which most nearly affects us. it
will fall substantially in the follow
The Income Tax exemption may
be lowered to SI 500. for unmarried,
and $2,000 for married. Large in
comes will be subjected to a verv
drastic increase for the super tax.
The standard for the normal in
come proposed is 8. All incomes
above this will be taxed heavily,
with a rapidly increasing burden.
New duties will be imposed on
various classes of imports. Excise
taxes will be imposed on liquor,
tobacco, mineral waters, and other
commodities, including perhaps
sugar, though this now seems un
likely. Assessments may be made on
motor vehicles, and musical instruments-
taxes levied on passen
ger and freight fares; stanio taxes
collected on tickets to places of
amusement; and undoubtedly there
will be a. substantial increase in the
rales of postage.
A Child Investment
A novel appeal has reached this
community in the interest of the
fatherless children of Franco' There
are reported to be 150,000 such chil
dren, orphaned by the war, who
are being kept alive by the Govern
ment at a cost of ten cents a day.
It is proposed that kindly people
may feel moved to partially adopt
some of these children, by contri
buting to their support in their own
homes. The plan is to have them
remain under the care of their'
mothers, amid the surroundings and
conditions which they love, but that
these mothers be helped in caring
for them. To this end it is suggest
ed that generous people adopt these
children for a term of two years, at
a cost of $30.50 per ye'ar. A choice
of childien will be given as far as
possible, and every effort given to
conic into close contact with the
children by corresponding and oth
erwise. Now we will have to get
out our phrase books and grammars
and brush up our French.
The Excess Profits Tax Law
Among the new measures being
instituted to provide for the cost of
the war on which we are embarked,
the Excess Prolits Tax will cut a
large figure for Hawaii.
In a nut-shell it is as follows: A
tax of eight per cent will be levied
upon the amount of actual net in
come in excess of eight per cent of
the actual capital invested. In ad
dition to this eight per cent exemp
tion, there is also a special exemp
tion of 85,000.
To illustrate the working of this
law, which went into effect in March
ot tliis year Trentruslics applies it
to the profits of Ewa for 1 - 1 1 as fol
Net income ' 8 5,000.000
Surplus r 1 ,22,271
Reserves ' G7'l,057
H exemption on above 551, Silt
Specific exemption 5,000
Total exemption 550, SIM
Bal.subject to S'r tax 1,197,9:55.50
Amount of tax '.).), S3 1. S-l
Girls Are No Good
A Lihue lady of kindly instincts,
having in mind the adoption of a
little dark eyed daughter from
among the 150,000 French orphans,
betrayed her fancy to her family of
boys. Aw, Mania, make it a kidl
Girls are no good, they can't play
The "dependent family" order re
cently issued by the War Department
has hit sonic of the Companies of the
Ith Regiment rather hard. Com
pany "F" of Kealia is the greatest
sufferer and Company "G" of Kila
uea is next with twenty-six.
Following is list of men lost by
Headquarters Co. Pvts. .los. A.
Souza, John F. Rapo.o, Jose Ra
pozo, Jr., Manuel F. Rapo.o, Man
uel Caetono, Manuel I). Costa, Jr.,
Caesar R. Andrade, August Fer-
reira, Jr., Manuel Garcia, 'Antone
Nobnga and Manuel Rodrigues.
Co. A Pvts. J. P. Alohikca, Jim
llau, Wm. Hookauo. Jr.. Huli.
David Koolulu, Wm. K. Keau, Lei-
lehua, A. F. Madeiras Antone Na
polean, Win. K. Kane.
Co. B. Pvts. Andriano, Boria,
Pedro Jeminez, Carlos Garees, Do
mingo Leandro, Vicente Garcia,
Benito Torio, Mateo Reyes, Al
berto de Luna.
Co.'C Pvts. Fsleban Casas, Do
mingo Valcsco, Dionisio Ve.-acaino,
Estcban Luineya, Mariano di los
Santo-;, S. Casayoran, Bartolome,
Fernandez, Juan A. Agao, Fermin,
Pangan, Tomas, Serabasin and Vic
Co. D Pvts. Pedro Talliada, Lau
ron Passay, Juaquin Guillermo,
Esqven, Perez, Alexandra Camnios,
Marcelo Enrigue, Vicente Robin,
Moses Augustine, Florencio Egaya
and Augustine Galang.
Co. E Pvt. Ed. Gremer.
Co. F Pvts. S. W. Meheula, I.
S. Kain, J. F. Betteneourt, Jr., E.
Mladinichi, Fred Mendes, Joe R.
Rcevs, John Mendes, John Ilalaole,
John R. Teves, S. Fujita, F. W.
Ilackbarth, John A. Ilonan, Louis
Rapoza, Joe L. Silva, John Soarcs,
M. Arruda, Louis Carrera, C. Ebin
ger, Geo. Ewaliko, S. N. Kauai,
Chas. Kealamoku, Frank Silva, Joe
J. Souza, John V. Souza, John R.
Souza, Joe Rapozo, Antone Tcxeira,
Joe Victorino, John Victorino, John
Co (i Pvts. John Veveiros, Dang
A. Yet, Pastor Lodovico, Augustine
Benito, Panduganan Dionisioj John
Gonsalves, Pedro Florita, Martin
Aspera, Escduro Albis. Victor 'Bel
las, Felix Bilyuneba, Dionisio Don
geoy, Angel Miroiler, M. F. Quin
tal, Sr., Ardaco Bilyamea, Garsin
Calistro, Sabas Largosa, Zacarias
Pallcn, Antonio Peralio, Jacinto
Reyes, Candido Sauro, Juan Sijba
dija, Paulino Tullao, Militon Tni.
no, Olibar Yustakeo, Geo. II. Kei
kilawa. Co. II Pvts JoeBento, Joe Aka,
II. II. Bush, M. Hamauku, Louis
MeKeague, Macarino de la Santos,
Razon Monico, John Kanoho, Bene
dicto Tolentino, Pertrenilo Rcjo,
Girangaya, Francisco, Kaaehelo
Makua, Sam Moses, John Dias,
Santiago, Vega and August Souza.
Co I Pvts. J. 1). Rittmeister,
Jas. L. Nakapaahu, Geo. Kauhi,
Robert Kaluiai, Harry Oneha, Jr ,
Antone Pavao, Joe Arruda, Benj.
Kaniaka, Joe Furtado, Joe P. Komi,
Kaaihala Kaahea, Joe Pcrreira, B.
Suit, Ramon Esclete, Nicholas Su
traiiQ, Moses Kapahinoku, Ramon
Guillermo, Sistu Sistu Endiya.
Co. K Pvts. Simon J. Aiu, Har
ry Oneha, Sr., F. P. Sominguit, E.
Rjion, E. Quino, F. Barcelona, M.
Castilho and S. Dotan.
Co. L Pvts. A. K. Leoiki, K
Kahoonei, A. Hunt, W. Koani,
Cpl. II. Kahui, S. Dela Cruz, M.
Kahoonei, P. Kamaile, M. Pmiilei,
M. Papiohui, K. Aipolani, O. Greg
orio, E. Kaiwa, K. Miyake, J. Na
kaahiki, P.Taniguchi and L. Akana.
Co. M Pvts. Eucebeo General,
Enrique Pinollar, Simon Enia, Ma
riano Nieol ond Salvador Suguillon.
Sanitary Detachment -1th. Regt.
Ilaw'ii Inf., N. G . Pvts. Chris. C.
Kuhlmann, Chas. Kokan, Fnocenia
Montayre, Antone Freitas, Manuel
Lawrence, Antone Reyes, John Gon
salves and I'ichi lshii.
Our apologies are due the Koloa
post-office for not awarding to them
the first place in the matter of rais
ing the Hag. It seems that it was
due to their good example that the.
Homestead office did tho same. We
trust that the rest will follow.