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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 13. NO. 30.
LIHUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, JULY 24, 1917
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
IN A BOAT
Of all picnic outings the historic
one up Wailun in a boat or a barge
is the ideal.
The latest of the kind was that
given by- Mrs. Iscnbcrg in honor of
the Scott family, visiting in Lihue,
on Thursday the 19th. Among the
guests were all the Hice children of
the various families, and Lindsay
Fayc visiting them. Also Mrs..
Scott, Mrs R. L. Wilcox, Miss K.
Mclntyre, and Mr. and Mrs.Ilohrig.
Proceeding leisurely, after the
manner of rice-boat rowing, they
ascended the left branch of the
river to the head of navigation at
that point, and then dropping down
on the current to the junction, went
up the right branch to the usual
picnic grounds, where ( hey disem
barked and devoted themselves with
ready appetitics to the delicious and
bountiful lunch provided. After
lunch the different elements of tho
party enioyed themselves according
their different tastes, until it was
time to " go aboard" and start for
home, which was all too soon.
New County Nurse '
Miss Edith Christophcrson of
Hanalei has been appointed District
Nurse for Tuberculosis for the Is
land of Kauai as substitute for Miss
Mabel Wilcox during the hitter's
absence from the Territory. A
FordTouring Car has been pur
chased for Miss Christophcrson 's
use from funds secured by the sale
of Red Cross Stamps on Kauai in
the year 1914, 1915, 1916. Ninety
per cent of the proceeds from the
sale of these stamps is allowed for
uso locally in tho Tuberculosis Cau
se, and the amount has been allow
ed to accumulate during three years
with the intention of making use of
it in the new Samuel MahelonaMe
morial Hospital, but this moro ur
gent need arising, it is now applied
to the purchase of a cartas none is
supplied by the Board of Health for
its nurse and with outgone her work
is impossible. Miss Christoperson
is an Island girl, understands con
ditions here, and is entering on her
work with enthusiasm.
The Civic Convention
Advance preliminary information
has reached us in regard to tho pro
' gram of tho Civic Convention which
will be held in Honolulu tho 16, 17
and 18 of September.
The first and foremost interest of
tho Convention will bo Good Roads,
and Monday Sept. 17th will be de
voted mainly to this matter.
Kauai will bo represented on the
program in tnis interest by V. D.
McBrydo on "The.Mnintenanco of
Good Roads," and by C. A. Rice
on "Funds for Good Roads and
How to Get them."
Ililo has challenged the Ad Club
to a contest of wits with deadly in
tent to floor them; a challenge
''which the Ad Club have accepted,
and have given them a prominent
place in their exclusive evening,' so
that they may have a fair chance
to show what they can do; but
warns them that they will have to
nut on a mighty good stitnt to be
in it ' with the historic pirates of
The Useful Tractor
Mr. Geo. Angus of T. II. Davies
& Co. spent a few days on Kauai
last week in the interest of the Best
Tractor of which his firm carries
the agency for these Islands.
He reports that this tractor is
steadily growing in favor, his firm
having sold no less than 52 of them
during tho term of their agency, a
year and a half or so.
They are used for all kinds of
farm and plantation work, and have
a very wide range for all purposes
where power is required, as well as
for the moro ordinary traction use
for which they arc originally built.
They are proving to bo very useful
for Bmall farmers and are entirely
practical sinco a single machine will
supply tho needs of a neighborhood.
A Word of Appreciation
By the steamer today Miss Mabel
Wilcox leaves to join the Red Cross
detachment, contingent to the Johns
Hopkins Training School for nurses.
Miss Wilcox has held the position
of district tuberculosis nurse for
Kauai for somewhat over three
years, and has rendered the most
faithful and intelligent service dur
ing this time. She has done more
than this; by means of an alert
initiative and a kindly sympathy
she has done much to extend the
scope and usefulness of the service,
and has given it fresh credit and
dignity in the eyes of the general
public, and even more so in the
eyes of tho Unfortunate victims
She has been unsparing in her
efforts for these unfortunates, and
gradually, through many discourge
mcnts.she has won their, confidence
At first it was very hard to do
much for them because of suspicion
and resentment, but this has been
largely overcome, and now patients
come of their own accord for treat
ment. Miss Wilcox will probably go
direct to Johns Hopkins at Balti
more, and there receive instructions.
Where she will go from there and
what her duties will be she does
not know at present. Probably she
will be assigned to a Base Hospital
at the Front, somewhere in Franco,
but it is possible that she may go
instead to Russia or Rumania
Naturally she leaves home with a
tug at tho heart strings; but also
with the eagerness and enthusiasm
of an earnest oul bearing even a
humble part in a Great Cause.
Our heartiest well-wishes go with
her; and vp will follow her fortunes
with much interest, and much
Mr. J. H, Moragne, the road en
gineer, reports that work is going
forward rapidly on tho macadamiz
ing in Koolau, and that the gap in
that section will be closed up by tho
middle of August or a little later.
The macadam plants will then bo
moved to Waipouli, where a supply
of stone is now being quarried, and
tho work of macadamizing the re
maining Kapaa gap will then be
pushed to an immediate finish. By
the end of the year the Belt Road
will be completed, and we will then
have the finest road system on the
Islands. While in Kapaa neighbor
hood, however, the road to the Ma
helona Hospital and the Kapaa
School will be completed.
Roads to be Oiled.
A definite sottled policy of oiling
all macadamized roads has been a
dopted and will be assiduously carr
ied out. This is in the interest of
the comfort of travel as well as of
the lifp of the roads. The objec
tion heretofore raised of the danger
of skidding on an oiled road will be
obviated by applying tho oil only
after-tho road has become somewhat
roughened by wtfnr.
All places where skidding might
be dangerous will be specially pro
tected by parapet walls.
Hui Aloha Fair In Hanalei
There will be a Hui Aloha Fair
at the Deverill's, in Hanalei, on
Saturday afternoon, at which there
will be some, choice fancy work of
the kind that Hanalei has won a
worthy reputation on, together with
some Hawaiian quilts, so elaborate
ly and daintily made, and a few
Lauhala mats, such as are mighty
hard to get theso days.
In tho Rcfreslunent Department,
there will bo chgico laulaus of pork
and beef, poi, icojcream and cake,
the nicest made, for sale.
The proceeds of the Fair will go
towards tho charitable work of the
Mrs William Hastie announces
the engagement of her daughter
Marion, to Mr. Elmer Jay Galusha
For -Our Women
The next organization' for tho
women of Hawaii will be the Na
tional Food Administration League.
Tho National Food Administra
tor, Hoover, is instituting n wo
men's Food Registration for the
United States, and requests iho co
operation of the women of Hawaii.
All women will bo asked to sign
pledge cards binding themselves to
follow as closely as possible under
their individual conditions, tho in
structions that will be sent them
from Washington, telling them how
to save food in many ways, and ad
vising them as to what foods it is
particularly necessary to save.
Insignia will be furnished to all
who register, free of charge, and of
ficial buttons will be forwarded at
a nominal cost to all who care for
The womans sub-committeo o f
tho Territorial Food Commission
will handle the matter locally, and
will no doubt be heard from in the
matter, in due time.
To make tho matter as general as
it should bo in this cosmopolitan
community, thcro will be practical
difficulties of language interpreta
tion to overcome wllich will involve
time and attention.
A Series of Social Events
In view of tho contemplated ' de
parture of Friends and Guests a
veritable rush of social events has
filled the last week.
Mrs. R. L. Wilcox leads the way
On Tuesday afternoon tho 17th
Mrs. R. L. Wilcox entertained with a
card party for her sister, Mrs. Scott,
at which there were some 4o ladies
present. ,Miss Lottie Jdrdan capt
ured tho first prize, Mrs. A. S.Wilcox
the second, and Mrs, Avery the third,
while a special prize went to Mrs.
Scott as the guests of honor.
Mrs. A. S. Wilcox presides
at a poi Lumch
Mrs A. s. Wilcox gave an ini
mitable poi lunch on Friday the
2oth, in honor of Mrs. Scott and
Miss Mable Wilcox at "which there
were some two dozen ladies present.
Following the lunch the. after
noon was devoted mainly to cards,
as the result of which Miss Lottie
Jordan again won tho first prize,
she has taking ways when it comes
to cards Mrs. Robertson the sec
ond and C. A. Rice the consolation'.
Mrs. Weber Follows Suit
Monday 23d closed the brief rush
with a card party given by Mrs.
Weber, again for Mrs. Scott in
which some three dozen ladies par
ticipated. The prizes fell, to tho
following ladies Mrs. Robertson
first, Mrs. Coney second, and Mrs.
The Supervisors on their recent
annual trip of inspection round the
island made a point of interview
ing the different plantation manag
ers in regard to railway crossings on
the public roads, and were in every
instance received with tho utmost
courtesy, and wero given every as
surance that good, smooth, perma
nent, concrete crossings would be
put in. We recommend this cordial
spirit of cooperation on the part of
The Red Cross Cactus
A beautiful new variety of Cactus,
nkin to tho Nightblooming Cereus,
has beon developed and is bejng
grown in Honolulu; it has been
christened tho Red Cross Cactus
In color this new cactus is a deep
crimson darkening almost to a
purplo in the center, with a stamen
spray tinted with yellow. T h o
flowers are as large as a good sized
Mr. McNeill of Puriahou has them
in the interest of the Rcc' Cros,
and, wo understand, it may bo pos
sible to get cuttings from hinu
Our local Red Cross Auxiliary
ought to have ono as its mascot.
Little Miss Ida Klussinan is tho
latest victim of appendicitis.' A
successful operation was made on
Friday. She is doing uncommonly
The Kealia Ladies
Up And Coming
Tho feeling has been steadily
growing for some time in the minds
of tho ladies of Kealia, Kapaa and
the contingent Homestead region,
that there were enough of them to
combine and take a hand in the
community and civic affairs of the
As an outcome of this conviction
tne ladies got together on Friday
afternoon, on the invitation of Mrs.
Kopke, for the purpose of consider
ing the formation of some com
munity organization and tho affilia
tion with such interests already ac
tive on the Island.
It was practically determined to
take up Red Cross work immediate
ly, probably in conjunction with the
Farther consideration will be
given to plans of club formation, or
affiliation, at another meeting to be
held in the near future.
The ladies arc enthusiastic in
favor of the new departure and will
not let difficulties of distance or
transportation stand in the way.
The ladibs of Lihue should send
a missionary over there to dessemi
nate the .Mokihana gospel among
thorn; but perhaps they have done
Little Girls Lawn Party
Mrs. Lydgate gave a little lawn
party to the children of, her Sunday
school class for little Anna Scott on
There were three lines of enter
tainment, stories, games and re
freshments, and it was hard to say
which was the most popular.
Though a' girls affair, a small
boy or two, drifting by on the road,
were drawn in by a social attraction
which they could not resist.
Each of the girls has written a
steamer letter for Anna, to be open
ed and read on a designated day on
the journey to the Coast .
Mr. C. A. Rice, cooperating with
the County Agent is planting an
experimental patch of upland rice
on his farm at Huloia.
It is claimed that this rice will
grow under substantially the same
conditions as field.beans. It is to
be hoped that it will prove a suc
cess, as there is so much land that
will be available for that kind of
rice which would not be suitable
for the swamp variety. Also the
cultivation will be much less ex
pensive, oven if it is found neces
sary to irrigato it.
Sweet Sixteens Go Swimming
Thursday afternoon the girls of
Lihue, of the young lady age, or
verging on it, with their visitors of
the same charming age, to the num
ber of some 25, made up a swim
ming party as tho guests of the
Broadbents at their Waipouli beach
home. Following the swim there
was a delicious picnic lunch, and a
leisurely return home in the even
ing. A New Cotton
Kapok is tho material the French
ro using as a substitute for cotton
in the manufacture of explosives.
Kapok is tho silky fiber covering
the seeds of the Ceiba tree, a native
of the tropics. Tho process by which
kapok is prepared is jealously guard
ed. Garments wadded with the
fiber are not sent to prisoners of
war within the enemy's lines.
1 he kapok tree grows readily on
theso Islands and may become valu
able for us.
Would Be Criminals Held Up
A small band of would-bo cri
minals, burgars, house-breakers,
thieves and such like have been
operating for some time in Waimea,
but were finally caught up and
brought to trial with the result that
they have been committed to the
Grand tfury at the next regular
term of Court.
For admission to citizenship
certain very moderate knowledge of
Civics, if HHch it may be called, is
necessary. Accordingly a few very
simple, questions arc propounded to
11.- 1 ! i- . 1. . . i 1 f 1 1
uiu applicant,, uui simpR-ua iney
are they sometimes stagger him
In the case of such an examina
tion conducted recently by Judge
Dickey, the only question which
tho applicant could answer success
fully was, Where were you born?
Who was tho first president elicited
the. answer, Wilson. Where does
he live? Dont know. Who makes
the laws? Dont know. What kind
of a goverhment do wo live under?
The Judge came to the conclusion
that his attainments in civics were
hardly sufficient to make him an
intelligent citizen and he was re
manded for three weeks to clear up
his conceptions on some of these
Ono cardinal fact howover he had
mastered and was sound on, and
that was that Wilson is very nearly
the whole thing in the American
system at present.
A New Book Coming
'Mr. A. C. Smith the "Star Bulle
tin" representative arrived last
Friday morning and is gathering
data for ''Men of Hawaii" which
will bo reference library of the men
of' affairs of these Islands somewhat
after the manner of ''Who's Who"
in the States.
There will bo approximately GOO
names representative of Honolulu,
100 or so of Hawaii and Maui each.
and 75 of Kauai. Tiie book will be
sumptuously printed and bound'and
will sell for 810.75 a copy.
Local and Personal Notes
Mr. Aubrey Robinson and his
son Mr. Elmer Robinson went to
town, by the Kinau on Saturday.
Mrs. A. Monefoglio and two chil
dren left for Hawaii on Saturday.
She will visit with friends and re
latives at Olaa.
-Mrs. F. Zblle'r returned from
town a few days ago where she had
been spending a couple of weeks or
so with her daughter.
Mr, Sinclair Robinson left by tho
Kinau on Saturday, on his way to
the Coast and his bride. Ho will
sail by thcMatsonia on Wednesday.
Mrs. J. T. Waterhouse is visiting
her daughter Mrs. C. II. Wilcox.
Mrs. Waterhouse is very much be
loved and is welcomed by ' many
friends outside her large circle of
By dint of much patient hard
work and much artistic intelligence,
Mrs. Herman Wolters has trans
formed tho Kealia 'manager's "house
into a very attractive and comfort
Everett and Winifred Brown of
Honolulu are visiting the C. A.
Rices. They are school friends of
tho Rice girls. Needless to say they
arc having a good time and think
Kauai is fine.
Lindsay Fayc, on Kauai for the
Summer, has been spending a few
days with hid cousins the Hoggs in
Lihue. He leaves shortly for the
East where he will enter Yale in
the Freshman Class.
Mrs. Wiedemeyer returned from
Hawaii last week: snent a few
days with her sister Mrs. Blackstad
at Waimea, anu is now nacK at
homo in Lihue. The girls are with
her but tho boys are still at Wai
mea. Mr. Hopper, manager o f the
Garden Island, who has been in
Honolulu undergoing a slight opera
tion, will return tomorrow morning
ready for business as usual. Miss
Thelma Hopper will remain, for
Mr. John Waterhouse, of Alex
ander and Baldwin, was on Kauai
for a few days last week. He re
turned to town on Saturday with
his two children, who had been
spending some time on the Island
Mr. Knudsens catcrpiller has
been hauling lumber lately, from
Kekaha to Ilalemanu in the moun
tains. Though not able quite to
reach tho Ilalemanu house, because
of a rough and rocky bit at the very
end, it has practically done so.
The Knudsens are making exten
sive additions and improvements to
the Halenianu house, which will,
more than ever, make it a most
comfortable and delightful summer
Tho road is all right for motor
cars, having been recently put into
extra good shape; the more so as
little Miss Knudsen had to travel
over it and she doesn't like jolting
and bad roads. On the occasion
When she went up the Dodge made
tho trip in two and a half hours and
did it on two gallons of gasoline.
Any one wishing to sec the beau
tiful views of this unique country
should take advantage of the good
roads and the good weather while
they last. Lookout for two bad
bumps in the Kekaha cane fields
at the upper end.
Mrs. Scott rfnd her daughters
leave for their home at the Coast
by 'the Kinau today. Their visit
to Kauai has beon a real nlensure
to a host of friends who have known
Mary Rice from childhood up, and
to a host of others who have come
to know her since. Her girls are
following dutifully in the footsteps
of their mother in tho kindly graces
that win friends.
Mrs. Clarence Lyman who has
been spending tho Winter and
mora at Grove Farm is leaving to
day with Miss Mabel Wilcox. She
will accompany her to the East and
will if possible go to the Front, with
By her charming manners and
her gracious responsiveness Mrs.
Lyman has made many friends
here who will miss her, and who
will bo very glad to sec her back
WAIMEA NEWS NOTES
Mr. C. N. Forbes, botanist of the
Bishop Museum, is in the moun
tains back of Waimea collecting
plants for tho Museum Herbarium.
Mr. Hardy and party of the
Federal Water Survey are in tho
Mohihi country camping. Mr. Har
dy is a veteran camper and any ono
who goes with mm is assured of a
fine time; and will bring back not
only trophies of the chase but sonic 1
fine hunting stories.
Mrs. Danford is at her camp
Mirror Lake, which sho has made
very home-like and attractive,. Mrs.
Danford is a capable and artistic
woman and she could not bn in any
place long without making a show
ing in those lines.
A party of Honolulu young ladies
are at Kumuwela Camp, enjoying
rural life to tho full, doing their
own cooking and othcrwiso taking '
care of themselves, as independent
and self sufficient as the most ad
vanced modern suffragette.
Four of the Sweet Sixteen Rwim-
ming girls t.ro still at Waipouli,
"batchiim it." takint; turns at tho
cooking, two at a timo, and doubt
less turning out very dainty dishes,
such as would tempt an epicuro, at
least if ho was hungry.
Mr. A. II. Case, Count- Agent
for Kauai, has been appointed by
the Governor a member of tho Board
of Commissioners for tho Territorial
Fair, representing tho County of
Kauai. Wo commend it as n wise
Editor Garden Island:
I want this put in tho Garden Is
land; wo having no paper on our
side have to come to Lihue with our
dopo," which I have to write,
but I want to reach tho people on
our side. We, sco all the other peo
ple boopung up what they do so wo
had also better wake up.
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