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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 13. NO. 32.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1917
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Thoro never was a race liorsc on
the Grand Circuit, or a train on the
Oahu Railroad which upset the dope
nnv more than tho present day as
pirants t o tho Libia Plantation
League Pennant. Liliuc hailed as
the winners of the League without
much of a struggle, woke up about
four P. M. Sunday afternoon and
found herself humping along on the
' rails with tho "Koloa Limited"
tearing by on her way to Champion
shipvillo on u thru schedule. The
time she passed Li hue was 5: 3 and
the night operator said she sure was
Words to the same effect could be
stated in alphebeticnl, or geologi
cal terms "describing the fall of Ma
' kee. Tin drive began cloe onto two
o'clock and the batteries of the Mc
Bryde force began to batter tho first
of the Ivealia trenches in prepara
tion for the charge which was slated
to follow soon. Old General Samuel
Werner from up on the north shore
began dropping a little shrapnell at
the beginning in place of his usual
"snvnntv fives" with the result that
" " J by tho fourth onslaught, Eleele had
Nabute a dark horse on tho firing
lino proved a little too much for
Kawaihau defenders; having gained
firo superiority in tho beginning it
was practically all over but tho
shouting. A rally in the last attack
just before the setting of old sol be
hind the Waimca Range gave the
cohorts of Gunner Sam eight of tho
guns of tho enemy When tho fray
ended tho scoro of the day stood
McBryde 16, Makco 11. Denchi,
played a good game at short, also
hitting the ball every time at bat!
Fast fielding and all around good
team work won for the Eleele crew.
At Koloa, Charlie Ilice almost
had to bo carried off the field when
his team lost 5-3. In fact most of
the Lihuc rooters were in a bad way
at tho finish of tho match. The
little Japanese twirlcr of tho win
ning game has moro smoko on that
pill than tho amount which issues
forth from tho stack of tho Lawai
Cannery. In fact Sgt. Gibson cm
'4 1 phatically states that in the fifth ho
distinctly smelt sulphur in the air.
Carden used his spitball to good ad
vantage Until tho sixth when he
was relieved by Bob, the- dealer of
household cutlery at tho Lihuc
store. Koloa played a good game
while tho Lihuo bovs were decidely
bad in spots In fact some say that
was the odor the Scrgcnt mentioned
along about tho middle of tho game.
Anyway it has a good game and
every one is happy in Koloa. All
the teams now have a chance and
the interest will bo TWICE as keen.
The .standing of the teams is as
TEAM WON LOST AVE.
The following are tho official
figures of tho Military Registration
for the County of Kauai, held July
Caucasians 2Q4; Ilawaiians 111;
Japanese 100; Mongolians 2S; Ma
layans 7; Mixed 31; total 501.
Caucasians 57; Japanese- 1023;
Mongolians 31); Malayans 1121;
Enemies 5; total 2215.
Citizens 591; Aliens 2210; Alien
enemies 5; total 283G.
It is worthy of note that there
arc so few Ilawaiians; and so few
alien enemies. With commondablo
efiiciencv and celerity theso results,
with the exception of Niihau, were
wirelessed to headquarters within a
fow hours f tho closo of tho Regis
tration. Miss Verne Small of Honolulu is
visiting her friend Mr. and Mrs. J.
K. Farley of Koloa. With so kind
ly and intelligent a kamaaina as
Mr. Farley, for guido and fiicnd,
she will "see Kauai first" under
most favorable circumstances.
Do You Want Choice
Mr. A. II. Case, the County Agent,
learns that there is a fine crop of
delicious grapes maturing on Maui
that will bo very largely a drug on
the market there, owing to the re
tirement of the Kula Winery. Tho
Food Commission on Maui are ar
ranging to put them on the Hono
lulu market at an exceedingly low
figure that will barely cover tho
cost of growing and transportation.
Mr. Case suggests that this is the
time for us to get in on the ground
lloor of this bargain sale by ordei -ing
direct from Maui and thus save
middleman's profits and delays in
Honolulu. By doing so lie thinks
that wo can get the grapes for about
7 cents a pound. This will mean
grauo jelly for homo consumption
and for the, Mokihana Fair at bed
To make a success of tho venture
however.thero must be cooperation,
and people must combine to make
a good sized order, which will then
be forwarded so that the fruit will
come through making good con
nections and reach us in good shape.
Send in your orders to A. II. Case,
Lihuc, on or beforo tho 18th. of
Under the leadership of Mr. Win.
Hyde Rice, and with the assistance
of Revs. J. M. Lydgate, Sol. K.
Kaulili and I. K. Kaauwai, a spe
cial service was held for tho late
William Ellis at the Hawaiian
Church, Lihuo, in lieu of tho tegu
lar church service Sunday morning.
Eloquent resolutions of apprecia
tion and sympathy were read by J.
II. K. Kaiwi representing tho Li-H
hue Hawaiian Church, the Sunday
School, and the Chrisiian Endeavor
Societies. Mr. Rice mado the me
morial address, in classic Hawaiian,
in which ho rendered a very sym
pathic and graceful tribute to the
memory of the deceased, with
whom he had been intimately as
sociated from boyhood.
Th"o music, as always in that
church, was well rendered and
effoclivo; especially was the an
them; "I heard the voice of Jesus
soy, Come unto Me and Rest,"
very sympathetic and effective. The
church was tastefully decorated for
An "ahaaina for the benefit es
pecially of those who came from a
Makaweli in the Lead
The new concrete oflieo at Maka
weli is a urpriso in the way of up
to dato construction that puts it
over anything in tho plantation
office lipo that wo have seen.
It is a concreto structure in the
Old Mission stylo, with generous
windows, high ceiling, and com
modious offices. wpII arranged for
coolness and ventilation. The fit
tings arc in keeping and overything
is so convenient and comfortable
that tho oflieo men scarcely want
to go' homo when quitting time
Tho second story will be devoted
to the needs of tho Civil Engineer;
such commodious and luxurious
quarters aftor what he has been
used to, will be in danger of going
to his head.
Wo understand that Mr. Rankin,
the Civil Engineer was tho arch
itect. Tho building certainly docs
Hui Aloha Fair
Tho Ilui Aloha fair wilt take
place at Ilanalci, on Friday next,
August 10th at 11 A. M., at the
historic Hawaiian Church.
There will bo a choice selection
of embroidered linen articles, as
well as yards of laces, tatting, etc.
in tho making of which tho ladies
of Hanalei are justly famous.
Following the sale, thero will bo
a luau, the proceeds of which go to
the Ilui Aloha Society, to help
carry on their good work of holp
fulness among needy families in
This is a raro chance to got full
value for your money both in fancy
w'ork and food.
A Desperate Fight
With Flames at Sea
Crew of the R. P. Rithet Landed at
Port Allen After Ten Days at .
Sea in Open Boat.
The R, P. Rithet, well known in
the maritime circles of these Islands,
on her 'way to San Francisco with a
load of sugar from Hanaand Mahu
kona, was suddenly discovered to be
hopelessly afire one night about
3:30 in the morning, when about
900 miles from Kauai.
Discovery of the Fire
The lire originated in tho enginc-room,--fher
engines were of thosemi
diesel type, involving great heat,
which in no time involved tho oil
tanks, which meant certain and rapid
destruction of the vessel, as there
were over 1,000 barrels of oil, crude
and kerosene, in her tanks,
Houston, the first assistant engi
neer, who was on duty at tho time
realized at once tho gravity of tho
situation, and immediately, after
shutting down the engines, called
the chief. engineer and tho Captain.
Captain Lindcnberg, who is well
and favorahly known on this run,
was in his room immediately over
the engines, and prompt as was his
call, he had to get out with all pos
sible speed, just as ho stood, and
run the gauntlet of dense volumes
of smoke, shot with flame and blind-,
ing neat, tnat lay uctween mm anu
safety, midships. A moment later
his escape would have been shut oil,
so rapidly did the. flames spread.
Ills charts, sextant, chronometers,
nautical tables, etc., indispepsiblo
aids to navigation, had to be loft
Officers Driven from Quarter Deck
Driven beforo tho advancing
sheet of fire and smoke, the quar
ter deck officers retreated toward
the bow, where they stood for a
moment in the night watching the
IT is alarmingly dry on some of
the bther Islands, but we have had
some very refreshing showers o f
late, as witness tho following;
Shower at Kukuiolono
Mrs. A. R. Glaisycr gave a mis
cellanious showor and card party
for Miss Marion Hastie at their
beautiful placo at Homestead in
which upwards of two dozen ladies
Tho Shower assumed tho form of
a generous bundle of household and
feminine goods which was handed
to Miss Hastie by the hostess, and
which was tho aggregate make up
thoso invited. This bundle she pro
ceeded to open with much curiosity
and interest and with many expres
sions of delight.
Cards followed for which flower
prizes were given from Mrs. Glais
ycr's beautiful garden. Mrs. G.B.
Leavitt secured tho first prize, for
"500" and Mrs. Karl Roendahlthe
Consolation, and Mrs. Whittington
tho first prize for Bridge and Miss
Anderson the Consolation.
Shower at Eleele
Mrs. J. I. Silva gave a linen show
er and card party for Miss Marion
Hastie inyiow of her approaching
marriage, on the afternoon of tho
first of August, at which thero were
some eighteen ladies present.
Mrs. R. D. Moler took tho first
prize, Miss Reesor tho second, and
Miss Marion Hastie'the consolation.
' Delicious refreshments concluded
an exceedingly pleasant afternoon.
Shower at Koloa
All good things are three; and
Mrs. A. II. Waterhouso is an ideal
hostess. This was practically de
monstrated at tho towel shower
given for Miss Lulu Weber, Friday
afternoon, August 3d, when about
twenty guests were present to wel
come tho brido to-be. The decora
tions and color scheme were unique
and very effective; a pretty white
sunshade pverhcad formed a center
piece, from which trailed glorious
golden shower wreaths and silk
streamers, whilo clusters of maiden
dense volumes of smoko and flame
that rolled up like a monster fiare
that wiped olf tho sails like paper
and devoured the rigging and spars
whilo you watched.
Thero being no chance of reduc
ing tliefirc,vnll hands were ordered
to launch tho main boat, stowed
away snug and safe on the forwanl
deck. Tho vessel was running be
fore the Trades sd that tho flames
and smoko' .were blown well for
ward, which, taken with the swell,
made it a slow artd precarious job
launching tho boat; but this was
finally accomplished, in the course
of half or three quarters of an hour.
Take to Boat to Escape Heat
All hands'piled in and they shov
ed off to stand by at a safe distance
of 300 yards or so, to windward,
until the oil firo burned down and
the expected explosions had takan
placo. When this fire was at its
height it was an awe inspiring sight,
a great gleaming flare, mirrored in
the sea, with tho dense volumes of
black smoko lit up by tho glowing
furnace of flame below. So fierce
was the heat that the steel plates of
tho hull glowed with a white heat,
and tno ejre beams on which the
deck was laid bulged and buckled
all out of shape.
Board the Wreck to Secure Supplies
By tho middle of the forenoon
the oil was pretty well burned .out,
but the sugar was now burning,
moro slowly, and the fire was
steadily creeping forward This was
considered to be tho time to venture
aboard, and make an effect to save
whatever was available.
All tho stores were in the stern
and were inaccessible from the
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Band Girls Coining
Twenty band girls of tho Salva
tion Army, Manoa Homo, Honolu
lu, will tour Kauai soon.
They will bo under the chapcron
age of Commandant Sabine, and
Adjutant Paine of the girls home.
Colonel and Mrs. Dubbin will ac
They will give concerts as follows:
Waimca, Aug. 27 7:30 P.M.
Lihuo, Tip Top "30 "
Eleele, Friday "31 " "
Koloa, Sept. 1 "
Lihuo, Sept. 2 Sacred Concert at
Tip Top Theatre at 7:30.
Kapaa, Sept. 3, at 7:30 P. M.
An Old Kamaaina Gone
Wahino Kaiu of Waipouli, pass
ed away at her home after an only
a few hours of illness Thursday
August 2. We believe that it is
commonly current that she was
drowned, but that is a mistake.
Sho was taken with a sudden indis
position whilo fishing, of which she
died a few hours later.
Sho was a woman of much force
of character and with her husband,
S. Kaiu, was, some 20 years or so
ago, an important element in tho
interests of tho ' Kapaa district,
whero they wero leaders, and in a
helpful way, "aliis" of tho old
school. Sho will bo missed, even
by a great many Avho did not know
hair and yellow petals wero scatter
ed profusely about the tables.
A sweet miniaturo Bride, in cus
tomary wedding attire, faced the
guest of honor. Tho place cards,
in harmony with tho color scheme,
were most unique and appropriate ;
a Kewpie bride, innocent of vest
monts, carrying a bouquet and yel
low sunshade, Biniling up at the
Tho towels provided and designed
by Mrs. Waterhouso, wero embroi
dered by tho ladies present and af
terwards given by tho hostess to
Miss Weber as a memento of tho
Local and Personal Notes
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Wilcox have
gone to the Coast accompanying
their daughter Mabel.
Mrs. Winters and family of Li
hue, are spending a couple of weeks
at tho Isenbcrg beach house, Pill
Mrs A. R. Glaisycr went up xTo
iiaiemanu on Wednesday Jast to
spend ten days or so with the
Mr. and Mrs. Weber aijd Miss
Lulu Weber of Lihuc, and Mr. An
ton Cropp of Koloa went to Town
Mr. Henry Smith, clerk of the
Circuit Court of Honolulu is spend
ing a month's vacation with his
friends at Hanalei.
Mrs. Josephine Chamberlain of
Kilauca left by tle Manna' Loa
Tuesday for the Volcano where she
will spend a few days on vacation.
Mr. Harold Marsh, one of the
Punahou Academy teachers, and a
great favorite of the boys at the Pu
nahou dormitory, is spending a
part of his vacation witl.i the, Lyd
gate family at Lihue. t
Mrs. Barclay and Mrs Kopke
representing Kealia, attended tho
Red Cross work-meeting in Lihue
last Thursday, with a vie.w to learn
ing the ways, and getting practical
Announcement has been made of
the engagement of Manuel Fernan
dez, of Kapaia, and Miss Mary Ag
nes Silva, niece of Mr. J. I. Silva,
of Eleele. The wedding will take
place during tho month of Septem
ber. Mr. Sam Hundley of Kealia', left
by tho Mauna Loa Tuesday last for
"Honolulu where ho joined his
(iaughter Miss Bernice Hundley
and together they proceeded to tho
Volcano, whero they will remain a
few days, and will then return by
way of the Kona Coast.
Miss Chalmers of Hana, Maui, is
the house guest of Capt. and Mrs.
Leavitt of Port Allen. It isn't every
one who has tho pleasure of visit
ing the Ljavitts during tho special
excitement of the landing of a ship
wreck crew, with all the thrillers of
the burning vessel and a ten days
voyage in an open boat under try
Thursday afternoon, Aug. 2nd,
witnessed a pretty ceremony at the
parsonage when the Rev. J. M. Lyd
gate christened little Frederick
Kamalca-huki-lani, the infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred: Ellis of Ho
nolulu. Miss Maria Ellis acted as
god-mother and Mr. Iokepa I as
The Hawaiian Sugar Co. is doing
some heavy work in the way of
railway improvement in thostraight
cning and regrading of the line be
low the road makai of Calnp 4,
where a long contour loop in and
out of the gulch will be removed by
deep cutting and heavy fill that
will result in an ideal road.
Mr. and Mrs. Clapper and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Hopper and
family enjoyed a very pleasant out
ing a few days ago ns tho guests of
the Lydgates. at their Mountain
House, 'Kuia, for a picnic supper
the specio'l feature of which was a
barbecued steak, broiled in situ and
eaten piping hot off the coals. A
leisurely return by moonlight com
pleted tho evening
Mrs. A. S. Wilcox gavo a poi
luncheon and card party for Mrs.
Zcno Myers on Friday, August 3,
at which thero wero some 11 or 15
ladies present. Following tho de
licious luncheon, in tho most per
fect Hawaiian stylo, ho ladies play
ed cards until it was time to depart.
Mrs. Robertson won tho first
nrizc. Mrs. C. H. Wilcox tho sec
ond, and Miss Lottio Jordan the
consolation; while a special guest
of honor prize wont to Mrs. Myers.
Saturday evening atG:30 at tho
German church Martin Dreier to
Maria Ellis, both of Lihuo, by Rev.
Hans Isenbcrg. A fow of the most
intimate relatives of the interested
parties wero present.
PROCEEDS OF TAG
1 10 0. 0.
81907.50 has been forwarded to
the American Red Cross at Wash
ington D. C. as the proceeds -of the
Tag-day conducted on the Fourth of
July bv the Lihue Auxiliary of the
of the American Red Cross assisted
by Commitfeeof the Kauai Cham
ber of Commerce and ladies of other
Districts. 8244.00 had been for
warded previously by tho Auxiliary,
making the sum total 82151.50,
598members of tho RcJ Cross wero
secured as a result of the campaign,
bringing the total membership, in
cluding those already enrolled, to
Names which has come inthe last
Mrs. Winifred Bridgewater, Lihue
Mrs. Jose Alba,
L. C. Ah Chec,
Mrs. L. C. Ah Chec.
Kam Yook Fon,
Kwai Foon Lung,
Mrs. Kwai Foon Lung,
Miss Koot Lung,
Miss l uen Lung.
lrancisco C. Tubilhba,
Boys Arrived This Morning
We're feeling fine, arc glad to bo
on your beautiful island and are
going to give you tho very best ath
letic entertainment we know how
to," said Sam Robley in charge of
the twenty boy acrobats from the
Honolulu Y. M. C. A. who landed
at Ahukini bright and early this
"The four entertainments wc are
giving arc to help pay tho .expenses
of the trip. Tho boys have been
looking forward to this week for
months and say, wasn't thero some
lively competition when tho fnral
choice was made as to who could
Tonight's performance is at tho
Tip Top. Wednesday the boys show
at Makaweli, Thusrday at Waimca,
and Friday at Eleele. Tickets are
on sale at the plantation stores.
Prices are twenty-five and fifty
cents with a few dollar ones for
those who care to buy them.
Hon. and Mrs J. II. Coney were
passengers for Honolulu on tho Ki
nau last Saturday.
Capt. and Mrs. Leavitt entertain
ed at u wedding anniversary dinner
at tho Waimca Hotel Sunday eve
ning. Aug. 5th. Places were set
for ton. In addition to the imme
diate relatives, Mr. and Mts. F. C.
Alexander, Mr. Clymer, and Miss
Chalmers of Maui were included It
was a very pleasant and congonial
To All Who Participated
Great Registration Work
on July 31, 1917
As Governor of the Territory, and
tho one responsible ,to President'
Wilson, and Provost Marshal Gen
eral for tho success or failure of the
Registration of men between the
ages of twenty-one and thirty-one,
I desire to express my thanks to
every person who contributed to
wards the success of yesterday's
event, no matter in how small a
It was only through the combiiied
efforts of one and all that it was
possible for tho Central Board to
wireless to Washington before mid
night last night practically the total
results of tho day's work. This, I
believe is a record that evory ono
in Hawaii may bo justly proud of.
A record, I am informed, that puts
this Territory in advance of any
unit in the Union.
Were it possible for mo to do so,
would willingly write a personal
letter of thanks to every man,
woman and child in tho Territory,
who had any part m tho Registra
tion task. This however is an im
possibility owing to tho fact that
tho number is so very large.
I therefore take this means to
again express my thanks and appre
ciation. Rospectfully yours,
Lucius E. Pinkham,
Governor of Hawaii.,