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ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL. 13. NO. 22.
L1HUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. MAY 29, 1917
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Over 70 of the Kauai older boys
who are attending Honolulu schools
had their second annual gct-to-geth-er
.dinner at the Honolulu Y. M. C.
A. last Friday night. Mr. Frank
C. Athertbn, president of the Terri
torial Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation committee; Dr. R. D. Wil
liams, president of Mid Pacific In
stitute; L. R. Killam, and Charles
F. Loomis wore the speakers. The
dinner was enlivened by the yells
and school songs from the Mills,
Kamchameha, McKinley High and
Mr. Atherton emphasized the fact
that opportunity brings with it obli
gation and that -service should bo
the key note of the student class.
Dr. Williams followed his talk with
his popular entertainment of slight-of-hand
and magic. Mr. Loomis
told the boys of the back-to-tho
farm movement and urged tho boys
to put in their summer vacation
hoeing on Kauai. He also showed
pictures of the different clubs that
the Y. M. C. A. is working with on
Kauai. Mr. Killam is. secretary
of tho Territorial Y. M. C. A. com
mittee and acted as toast master.
A Childrens Service
There were special childrens day
and patriotic services at the Lihue
Union church on Sunday, that were
well attended and heartily enjoyed.
The first section was a flag-raising
service on the lawn, tho raising
of the national ensign, witli appro
priate salutation by the children,
and then a similar raising of the
flags of the Allies, seven in number,
each flag being borne out by two
small children, and bent onto the
halyards in due order, while the
rest saluted the same.
Within tho church there was an
interesting aud impressive service
consisting of recitations, scriptural
and otherwise, largely in part, and
largely patriotic. Thoso by the lit
tle children, as always, were de
lightfully naive and graceful. The
choir did itself ample credit in tho
rendering of two or three patriotic
anthems, and Mrs. Sheldon sang a
fine patriotic solo.
By special request, Mr. Lydgato
told the story of "The Man without
a Country," obviously with good ef
fect, a s many tear-stained faces
The service closed with The Star
Spangled Banner," 'the congrega
tion joining heartily in tho chorus.
The decorations, large American
and Hawaiian flags gracefully drap
ed, were both effective and appro
priate, and were artistically rein
forced by large bunches of dark red
The Koloa Cantata
The good people of Koloa are
working hard on tho Snow White
cantata for production the second
of June at the Koloa Hall. There
arc daily rehearsals and the affair
is rapidly assuming the proportions
of a fine finish. There are bated
breath whisperings among the chil
dren concerning costumes of won
drous beauty and strange accessories
of tho stage and all Koloa is on the
tip too of expectation.
Birth Certificates Important
Hon, Wade Warren Thayer, ex
secretary of the Territory, was in
Lihue for a few days last week
closing up the registration of Orien
tal birth certificates of his term of
office. There were, wo understand,
some 30 or 40 cases to which he de
voted his attention. These birth
certificates are important, since
they aro the necessary basis of fu
The communication, in another
column, from P. B. P. is along the
right line and is especially
timely and appropriate. It com
mends that practical kind of
patriotism that must stand behind
and give significance to any other
kind if we aro to be really patriotic.
Waimea Relaxes High
Waimea Literary society cut loose
from literature and philosophy on
Saturday evening atHoea, tho homo
of the E. A. Knudsens, and enjoyed
to the full one of tUo most original
and unique evenings that commum
ty has known
The first number was a beautiful
tableau in black entitled Spring
Races," dog team and bicycle,
with tho Knudsen and Danford chil
dren in tho running, a very striking
and charming picture.
Following this there were chil
dren's Greek dances, inappropriate
costume, in which sixteen of the
children of the dancing class gave
an exhibition of their skill, and did
it awfully well. The beautiful sur
roundinKR. it was on the Iloea
lawn with the fine trees overhead
and the swimming pool reflecting
the dancing figures and the colored
lights made a most charming picture
that called forth much enthusiastic
applause .Mrs. Knudsen and her sis
ter Miss L'Orange deserve much
credit fortius exhibition, which was
Later a ladies minstrel show was
given, in which most of the teach
ers from Kckaha toMakaweli, some
15 or 16 in number, took part. Mr.
Horner of Kapaa served as pianist
and director, with his usual felicity
Many of tho local hits were capital
and elicited storms of applause.
The success of the whole affair
was a great surprise to most people,
who didn't dream that so much
talent was hiden away in the com
munity. Delicious refreshments followed.
Sinclair Robinson to Wed
Oakland, May 18 Although no
formal announcement has been
made, friends of Miss Ethel Glade
learned this week that the beautiful
society girl is engaged to Sinclair
Robinson of Hawaii.
Miss Glade, with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Glade,
formerly lived in Honolulu, and
the Glade and Robinson families are
intimate friends. For the past few
years the Glades have been living
in Piedmont, where Miss Glade is a
favorite among the younger set.
Miss Glado is a stunning girl of
tho blondo type and lias a charm
ing personality. She is an accom
plished pianist and has studied mu
sic abroad. Robinson is a son of
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Robinson, who
have extensive interests in the Ha
waiian Islands, and a graduate of
Harvard. He is at present in tho
East- and is coming here to claim
his bride early in August. The fu
ture home of the couple will be in
the Islands. S. F. Chronicle.
Flags to Order
The beautiful display of the flags
of tho Allies at tho church on Sun
day in connection with the flag
raising cerelnony deserves a word of
comment in so loyal a community
as this. Tho flags were made to
order on tho spur of the moment
for the special occasion! It was
found to be impossible to get such
flags short of San Francisco or New
York; whereupon Mrs. Broadbent
came to tho rescue with ready wit
and deft fingors, and lo! in a few
days tho flags were made, French,
Russian, Belgian, Italian. Japanese
and Rumanian. Although we are
a cosmopolitan community, this
was doubtless tho first time that
most of us havo seen several of
theso flags; doubtless also it will
not bo the last.
The march of progress still con
tinues at Koloa. A now general
store, though of modest proportions,
has sprung up on Church street, if
that is its name; and the concrete
foundations of a commodious new
garago for Dr. Waterhouse aro in
evidence. Tho store counts on catch
ing the passing trade of tho school
children, going to and from school.
Expensive dress goods will not bo
Mr. G. T. Gregg, head bookkeep
er for tho Hawaiian Sugar Co. leaves
for the Coast today. He will go to
Palo Alto where his family are.
DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
FOLLOW STORM IN ILLINOIS
Whole Tawns Levelled to the Ground
and Thousands of People Made
Chicago, May 27 More than a thousand people havo been killed
during the past forty-eight hours throughout Illinois as tho result of a
series of tornadoes that have struck here and there with no warning.
The number of injured is so great that the doctors and nurses in
many of the towns devastated aro utterly unable to copo with the de
mands made upon them on every hand, and all tho available medical
assistance possible is beiug rushed into the worst stricken districts from
Many thousands of people aro homeless.
The property damage has been
enormous, but no estimates can be
made until it is definitely establish
ed whether the crops throughout
the sections hardest hit are irretriev
ably damaged or not.
Everywhere through the tornado
belt tho wires aro down and com
munication is interrupted This has
led to fears that tho death roll may
be considerably higher than the
totals announced last night.
Fires in some places have added
to tho accumulated horrors of the
Pay and wounded men and women
have had to bo hurried from their
first temporary shelters to escape
death from the flames.
The worst damago is in Coles
County, about a hundred and eighty
miles south of this city. Here the
town of Mattoon was struck with'
tho full violence of the blast and
within a few seconds half the pros
perous little city was in wreckage,
the entire business district being'
wiped out. Houses were tossed about
and smashed to pieces, their flying
timbers striking down fleeing occu
pants. Brick blocks were sent crash
ing.killing many of the occupants
and injurying others. Vehicles were
caught up by the tornado and roll
ed for blocks.
A complete toll of the dead can
not be had until the wreckage is
cleared away, which work is now in
progress, but it is estimated that at
least one hundred were instantly
killed when the tornado burst upon
the city. There aro at least twenty
five hundred persons injured, many
of them fatally.
Tho tornado rendered two thou
sand persons homeless. Houses des
troyed are estimated at five hundred.
Then came fire, which broke out
in the wreckage, and thore were
desperate efforts to extinguish it
before it might spread and cremate
tho bodies pinned under the ruins
of their homes or bring a frightful
death to the trapped wounded. Tho
efforts of the fire fighters were crown
ed with early success and the fire
was soon brought under control.
Anxious First Aiders
A meeting of tho First Aid Class
on Friday afternoon was devoted to
a general rericw of the course, pre
paratory to the examination, which
will bo given by Dr. Kuhns, of Kea
lia, next Friday, and which in the
meantime hangs like a Damocles
sword over the most or tho class ;
quite unnecessarily wo believe, as
every ono of them will pass with
At tho close of the meeting the
President, Mrs. W. H. Grote, pre
sented Dr. Putman with a valuable
alligator-skin travelling bag, in re
cognition of his services to the class.
To the Public
When sending copi'munications,
orders for subscriptions, advertise
ments, job work, etc. to this office,
nloaso address envelono to Tho Gar
den Island Publishing Co., Ltd., or,
Tho Editor, Garden Island rub.
Co. Ltd Do not address orders to
individuals, as the person to whom
tho envelono is addressed may be
absent, therebv causing a delay in
getting communication or orders in
The workers up to midnight had
lecovered forty-two bodies from the
Information has reached here
that the important town of Charles
town, also in Coles County, was
likewise hit by tho tornado that
destroyed Matton. These reports
come to the head offices of the rail
roads, but they have not been con
firmed, so badly disarranged is the
telegraphic service. The railroad
reports vary widely, somo stating
that thirty-five persons in Charles
town have been killed. Other re
ports range from this up to a death
of two hundred and fifty persons,
with thousands of injured.
Throughout tho day reports of
vagrant tornadoes have come in,
from places two and three hundred
miles' apart, all indicating that tho
usual spring tornadoes have come
earlier than usual. Many towns
and hamlets have reported death
Tho first report came from the
town of Westervelt, in Shelby Coun
ty, some twenty miles south of
Mattoon. Here five were killed and
twenty-one injured by the storm.
lhree of the injured aro dying.
Then the village of Manhattan
was heard from, more than a hun
dred miles to the north and within
thirty miles of tho outskirts of
Chicago. Manhattan is in Will
County. Hero there is ono dead and
At El wood, close to Manhattan,
much property damage was done
but no one was killed. The casualty
list includes only four injured.
AtModestos in Macoupin County,
inEast Illinois.moro than a hundred
miles east of Mattoon, there is one
dead and nine others are probably
fatally injured, together with many
less seriously hurt
At Pearl, in Pike County, near
Modesto, there are five injured, ono
of whom will die. ,
Throughout the Stato there have
been numerous fatalities from tor
nadoes at isolated farm houses.
I A Beautiful Year Book
Wo aro in receipt of the year
book of the Honolulu Military Aca
damy for 1917; a beautifully illus
trated book of somo 40 pages that
does credit to all concerned. We
iudce that'everv student of t,lir Tn
stitution. as well ns tlin fnnnHv.
figure in its pages in artistic illus
tration; and a bonny set of "kids"
they are; we mean the boys not tho
iacuity. if the Honolulu Military
Academy ranks with its year book
it is all right 1
Guardsmen Receive Pay
Tho members of Co. "B" 4th
Regt. who wore detailed to guard
tho wireless station for fivo days
last month, received their pay at
Lihuo armory Thursday evening.
Each enlisted man on the guard
drew $2.00 per day of twenty-four
hours. This is tho first pay to be
received by any part of the 4th
Regiment since its organization.
S. M. Walter, representing the
Upjohn Co., medicinal purveyors,
of San Francisco, made a business
tour of the island last week.
Kauai's invidious distinction as
the homo of the anthrax plague, is
now a libel of the past, since Hono
lulu is" in the lists with an infliction
of tho same.
The dread disease appeared at
Moiliili, in the outskirts of Hono
lulu, a few days ago, and up to
date there have been 22 deaths,
mostly milch cows, all belonging to
one herd the only ono thus far
Prompt measures were imme
diately taken, both' as to quaran
tining and inoculation, left over
serum being available from Hana
lei, so that is the situation is now
well in hand.
The infection is supposed to have
come, in feed, from Sacramento.
whore it seems the disease is preva
Local and Personal Notes
Tomorrow will be decoration Day.
Gather up your flowers and dec-,
orate the graves of your beloved
Mrs. Kings Historical Society
Reminiscences, now running in this
paper arp mighty good reading,
don't fail to read them.
Mrs. C. A. Rice went to town by
the Kinau on Saturday to meet her
daughters who aie returning from
School at tho Coast by the Wilhel
mina on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fernandez of mov
ing picture fame, who have both of
them been in the hospital for some
days arc progressing nicely and
will soon be out.
The Lihue Hawaiian Sunday
school were guests of the Union
Sunday school at the flag raising on
Sunday. They added much to the
interest of the occasion.
Honolulu advices quote Mortimer
Lydgato as President elect of his
class at Punahou for the coining
year; also ho will be chairman from
his class of tho school council for
Mr. John Waterhouse, of the firm
of Alexander and Baldwin was on
the island last week making his
regular round of the A. and B. in
terests. Ho reports them as being
in a very satisfactory condition.
Col. and Mrs. G. P. Wilcox and
family went to town by the Mauna
Loa on Tuesday. They were to
have gone by the Kinau on Saturday
but their little girl Alice wouldn't
miss the childrens services on Sun
day in which she participated.
Tho frankness of children is re
freshing, in tho midst of a world of
conventions. One of the smallest,
as well as one of the best, of the per
formers in the Sunday service, on
being assured that he had done
splendidly replied; "I know it!"
Rev. Akaiko Akana of Honolulu,
C. E. President for Hawaii, has
been spending a few days in Lihue
in the interest of the local societies,
and the Hawaiian church here. He
preached a strong sermon Sunday
morning on the Resurrection. In
the evening ho visited tho Kapaa
church whore he conducted a very
acceptable evening service.
Miss Roselle Faast, whom many
of us remember very pleasantly as a
popular teacher in tho Lihue public
school a few years ago, and who has
since been connected, in thp same
capacity, with Kawaiahao, has been
for tho last year or more recuperat
ing in Pasadena. She is now quito
herself again, and, is returning this
Fall to her position at Kawaiahao,
where she has been greatly missed.
The modest Sunday school hall
for which tho good people of Koloa
aro working so hard, is really very
much needed, that the small chil
dren may have their exercises by
themselves, instead of inthopande
monnin of the general school. The
hall will also bo a god-send for so
cial affairs that are somewhat out
of place in tho church. It is a worthy
causo and tho Koloa people seldom
trouble their neighbors for help.
Hear their cry when they say come
over and help us Saturday evening!
THE BOYS FOR
Papaias and bananas aro going
to come into their own this summer.
Tho Y. M. C. A. is enlisting 100
school boys to plant 1000 papaia
trees, 1000 banana trees, 2000 hills
of climbing beans, and 2,500 pigeon
pea plants during their summer va
cation. The papaias and bananas are to
be planted in the boys' own back
yards, tho beans arc to cover up
vacant fences, and the pigeon peas
aro to be planted in waste dry places.
Many of our laborers arc from tro
pical countries and miss not being
able to get fresh fruits. The little
bit that tho boys do along this line
during the summer will be a help
in the right direction. Doing this
work will not interfere with the
boys working in the cane fields or
in the pineapplo canneries.
Mr. J. M. Wcstgate of the U. S.
Experiment Station is furnishing
tho Association with, the papaia and
pigeon pea seeds. The banana plants
are being obtained through tho Ter
ritorial Market and the beans will
be obtained through the local stores.
Tho plants and sedds will be distri
buted from tho Y. M. C. A. office
in the Lihuo Tip Top building. Mr.
Loomis explained this plan last
week to tho Kauai boys who aro at
tending Honolulu schools and they
promised to help put it through.
The Flags of the Allies
It was an interesting display of
flags at the church on Sunday;
American, English, French, Rus
sian, Japanese, Belgian, Italian, and
Rumanian. Probably never before
have these flags been seen together
on these Islands, and some of them
aro as unfamiliar to the ordinary
public as the proverbial angels visits.
It may be well for us to know what
they look like; French from the
pole out, blue, white, red, vertical
stripes. Russian, white ground,
with blue diagonal cross, Belgian,
black, yellow, red, vertical stripes.
Italian green, yellow, red, verti
cal stripes, with whito cross on red
escutcheon in whito field of the
stripe. Rumanian black, yellow,
red, vertical stripes.
Red Cross Meeting
At a business meeting of the Red
Cross organization held May 23, the
work which has been done was dis
cussed. The treasurer reported that
8450.75 has been collected by sub
scription This money has been
spent in buying materials to mako
and fill comfort bags for the soldiers.
Two hundred bags of khaki have
been made by tho ladies of Lihue.
Ono hundred more bags are well
started and will probably be finish
ed by Thursday of this week.
The president asked tho secretary
to read several letters from tho Ha
waiian Allied War Relief Committee
urging Kauai to form a unit of this
larger organization so that all tho
relief work in tho Islands in the
lino of hospital supplies, etc. may
bo under the direction of on6 head,
thus concentrating and strengthen
ing the work. Hawaii and Maui
havo already formed units of tho
committee. After discussion it was
decided not to act upon this matter
until more definite information has
been received in regard to the work
of this committee and the relation
of each unit to it
Will all of the ladies interested in
Red Cross work, como to tho lanai
shed at tho Union church on Thurs
day from nino until twelve, and
from three until five and bring tneir
scissors, thimbles and any scraps of
material, whether woolen or cotton,
that they havo. This material will
be cut up and used to fill small pil
lows for tho wounded.
Dr. Judd, who has just returned
from the front, recommends tho
making and sending of these pillows,
which arc greatly needed.
The making of bandages, kits and
pillows will b o continued every
Thursday until farther notice.