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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 13. NO. 39.
LIHUE. KAUAI, "TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 25, 1917
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On Tucsdny night lust, four Fili
pinos belonging t o tho Kapahi
homesteads, walked into the house
of one Mariano, a Filipino, in Kea
lia, and while two of them covered
Mariano with revolvers the other
two grabbed Mariano's wife and
carried her into' a waiting automo
bile just outside the hottsc. When
tho two men who hold thp guns
turned to follow their companions,
Mariano made a rush at them. One
of the gun men. Guan Gamboa by
name, turned and opened fire on
Mariano, hitting him in the thigh.
A crowd quickly gathered at the
sound of the shooting, and taking
in tho situation, rushed the des
peradoes, who, realizing their game
was up, released the woman, and
fled in the machine.
Juan Gamboa, who did the shoot
ing, and two of the other men came
to Lihue where they were later iden
tified by officer Cobacha and placed
under arrest. The other man sur
rondeied himself to tho police at
Kealia. " '
Tho wounded man was taken to
the hospital at Kealia where it ' was
found that his wound was not of a
very serious nature.
Gamboa has been charged with
assault with a dangerous weapon .
The other men will have to stand
trial on a charge of attempted kid
napping. Headquarters of the
Red Cross Moved
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 27th,
tho headquarters of the Lihue Auxi
liary of tho American Red Cross
will be in the Armory. The ladies
who have been meeting at the lanai
in the church grounds are request
ed to meet at the Armory instead.
The Armory will be open for
work every Thursday from 9 a. m.
to 12 M. and from 2 p. m. to 5
p. m., also every Mondiy from 9
Failed to Make Good
Last Sunday afternoon the passers
by on the iColoa road saw a crowd
gathered by the road side near the
Puhi camp evidently intent on some
unusual interest. A closer exami
nation rcYealed tho fact that a Jap
anese laborer, outfitted with a rope
and a ladder was preparing to hang
himself to a near-by tolephonepole,
and was only waiting till he got a
big enough crowd to go ahead with
Various emotions were betrayed
by the, onlookers; some wore very
such alarmed, while some were
moved onlf to a mud indifference
It is said that the man's wife
was the least concerned of all ; per
haps she know that it was all a
bluff; or perhaps her only fearwas
that ho wouldn't do it.
Howevor that may be, ho didnt.
The crowd melted away; he took
his rope and his ladder and went
home; but everything is still avail
ble for another occasion.
A Pretty Wedding
A very sweet though quiet wed
ding was that of Amy K. Mahikoa
of Kalihiwai to Win. C. Bdrtfeld of
Honolulu, a t the Lihuo Union
Church Saturday afternoon with
Rev. J. M. Lydgate officiating.
The brido was very charming in
white crepe do chine. Only tho im
mediate family friends were prcsont.
Tho bridal couple took theKinau
for town immediately after tho cere
mony, where Mr. Bortfeld is a res
ponsible employe of tho Rapid Tran
A mistake was made in last week's
paper in regard to the classification
of grades Vl-VII in the Lihuo
schools. There arc G8 pupils in the
two grades under two teachers. The
principal does departmental work.
Tho total enrollment Sept. 18th was
395 with moro expected to enter.
The Community Nurse
And What She Finds
Miss Kuhlig the new disti ict nurse
has been here long enough to begin
to liocome familiar with the condi
tions, and to realize, in some meas
ure at least, ihe lines of most
necessary sorvicn to tho community
on tho part of a trained nurse The
following is tho outcome of an in
formal interview a fow days ago.
oho. finds that it will be, by all
means, the most feasible to work
out from the schools as the best
way to get hold of tho children and
through them of the home. Also
through the children tho coming
generation is being helped, in the
formativo stage, rather than the
departing in a fixed and un recep
She has been devoting her at
tention for tho last few days to the
receiving room of the Lihue school,
down near the mill. Here, as a
sample, in a room of 70 children,
25 are seriously affected with ring
worm, a contagious disease, and
one with scabies, or itch, a much
moro serious contagious disease.
The urcvalenco of these diseases in
a crowded school means that the
whole lot of children are subject to
Immediate measures are taken to
treat the disease, and to segregate
the children, generally by keep
ing them at homo for a few days,
until the" danger of infection has
passed away. The nurse .accom
panies the children to thoir homes
and inaugurates the treatment and
explains tho same to the mother.
Another crying evil that calls for
prompt attention in these schools
is the matter of unclean heads.
Some of them are fairly swarming.
few thorough treatments with
kerosene will generally cure the
trouble, but it needs to be followed
up for some time to make sure that
thero will be no recurrence
Defective teeth is an almost uni
versal condition among tho chil
dren here. In the case of this par
ticular lot of children, 70 of them,
practically every one of them has
defective teeth, many of them in
very bad shape. The children need
professional attention. To" be sure
most of them are first teeth, but
decayed and defective' first teeth,
mean defective second teeth and
mis-shapen mouths; a life inheri
tance of defect and suffering.
The causes of theso conditions
are perhaps unsuitable food, in
part condensed milk nutrition in
infancy perhaps; but mainly it is
a matter of simple neglect. Many
of the children have never had a
thing done for them in tho way of
the care of tho teeth.
The treatment, of course, should
involve the two lines of presont
remedy, and preventive caro for
As a 'rule Miss Kuhlig finds a
very ready spirit of cooperation on
the part of the, parents as soon as'
they realize that it is all in the in
terest of their children ; of course it
requires some tact and some pa
tience to convince tligm of this.
Poi Lunch And Shower
. A novel social affair in two sec
tions was given by Mrs. W. N.
Stewart past Friday with Lulu
Webor as the guest of honor.
Section one was a very choice poi
lunch, in tho most approved Hawa
iian style after the manner of tho
Aliis of old, with every dainty that
they ever knew and some that they
Following tho lunch a coat hang
er shower was sprung on Miss Lulu
Weber. In a dainty chariot of green
and white, with a kewpio in com
mand of the reins, little Anna
Gladys Stowart brought in load
after load of beautiful, daintily per
fumed coat hangers, o f various
shapes and siczes and colors, which
were tho subject of much admira
tion. The balance of the afternoon was
devoted mainly to cards.
Thero were eighteen guests, and
it was a very delightful affair.
Mrs. Isonberg has kindly given
"The Wonder Book" to tho Lihue
public school. It is a gift much
appreciated, as it is a most valuable
edition for both teachers and pupils.
Kauai Man Goes
To the Front
II. S. Padgett, former steam plow
engineer of Makawcli, is a member
of the second British contingent
destined for service in Franco who
left on the Niagara last Friday.
In a letter to tho Garden Island
Mr. Padgett stated that ho had join
ed the second British contingent
and would leaye on the Niagara for
British Columbia. ' Ho stated that
he would be sent to Quebec to ovor
hall traction engines for the war,
and that he would probably be sent
from there to France.
Last Sunday's Ball Game
Sunday's game at McBrydc be
tween the homo team and KoloaB
was fast and snappy. The McBryde
played a clever fielding game and
combined with the masterful pitch
ing of Nobuto held tho Koloas down
to one run and three hits. Nobuto
worked in big league style and had
the Koloas at his mercy. His broth
er Nobuichi, behind the bat caught
a good game. A. Perreira at first
was one of the bright spots of the
game. He fielded like a veteran,
and his one handed catch was a
treat. Takeuchi and Spalding also
plaved a stellar game at short and
se"cond. Takeuchi knocked down rt
liner from Almeidas bat which was
good for a hit. Doi, the fleet-footed
left fielder of the McBryde was
Johnny on spot as a Hy chaser. He
raced over to center in tho third
inning and caught Waialealo fly,
and again in the seventh, he robbed
Andrade of his hit which lookeiV
like a sure homer. The rest of tho
boys, also played well and deserve
recognition. A. Reis who was on
the firing line in the first inning
for the Koloa was yanked out in
onc.-th.ird inning after hittingaman
walking one and making two wild
pitches. Mitsu came to the rescue
and pitched a good game but their
inability to hit the ball safely suffer
ed a defeat which meant much to
them. Score, McBryde 10. Koloa 1.
. LIHUE VS. MAKAWELI
Game forfeited by Lihuo.
Old Acquaintance Prospering
Many of tho old kamaainas will
remember the Sweetsers who used to
live in Lihue ten or a dozen years
ago. They are now located in Ber
keley wh'ere he is ono of the lead
ing men connected with the con
struction of Stato Highways. Some
years ago appropriations amounting
to some eighty-two millions were
made by Congress for public high
ways, and it is in connection with
tho administration of this fund that
Mr. Swcetser is employed. He has
a very responsible position that
takes him over the States of Cali
fornia; Nevada, Arizona and New
Don t Neglect to Report
In regard to the mattor of vital
statistics, referred to in our last is
sue; it is imperative that births,
deaths and marriages bo promptly
reported to tho local agont of tho
Board of Health, generally the Doc
tor. Failure to do so exposes the
negligent to the liability of legal
penalty. ' This report should be
made by those most nearly concern
ed and should be made promptly.
Wo fancy that there is a good
deal of neglect in this matter es
pecially in regard to births and a
mong tho last intelligent classes,
mainly because of entire ignorance
of the requirement.
Cable news has been received
of tho marriage of Leslie Wishard
to Miss Mary Ronton at Berkeley
on tho 19th of September.
Miss Ronton is the second daugh
ter'of Mr. and Mr3. Henry Ronton
of Union mill, Kohala; a very
attractive and lovable girl. She is
at present an undergraduate student
of the University of California.
Tho friends of both parties are
very much pleased with tho union.
Tho Garden Island adds its con
gratulations and good ivishes.
local and Personal Notes
0. A. Nelson and family of Nu
wiliwili arc camping at Hanalei.
Mrs. E. W. Jordan of Honolulu
& ma'king a somewhat lengthy visit
with Mrs. 0. II. Wilcox.
Mrs. Weber gave a quiet lunch
party, suitable for the day, at La
wn i Beach last Sunday for Silbuir
Purvis and her daughter Lulu.
A vorv fine set of Stevenson's
Works complete, beautifully illus
trated and excellently bound, 1ms
been added to the Lihue library.
Mrs. E. H. W. Broadbentand
Alice Broadbent went to town on
Saturday 'sboat. They return home
Mrs. E. W. Jordan of Honolulu
was the guest of Miss Elsie Wilcox
for a trip to Hanalei on Monday.
Mr. James Clapper of tho Kauai
Garage spent a fow days in Hono
lulu last week, returning home
Friday by the Mauna Loa.
Mrs. Burke and Mrs. Lake of Ka
paa, acoonlpanicd by Miss Mum
ford, spent tho week end front Fri
day till Sunday afternoon at Ku
kaua the delightful mountain home
of Mr and Mrs. Isonberg.
Otto Johnson, of Lihue, plead
guilty to burglary in the second de
gree last week and was sentenced to
not less than seven months or more
than ten years. He stole a, gallon
of wine valued at SI. 30.
An honor breakfast followed by
cards and a guest towel shower is
thelatest novelty in social ameni
ties'. This is the original new de
parture made by Mrs. Crawford:
Tuesday last for Lulu Weber.
..Miss Fisher, the last ol the Kau
ai High School teachers to arrive,
came by tho Mauna Loa Friday.
Kauai High has now its full quota
of teachers, six in number besides
the principal, Mr McClusky.
Mr. Sinclair Jiobinson returned
to Kauai last week with his bride.
They will live at the Pakala homo
which has been entirely renovated
and improved for them. This new
homo and all that it will mean so
cially and beneficially will be cordi
ally welcomed by the community.
The youngest Lydgate boy, fami
liarly known as Peachcr, fell from
a tree on Saturday afternoon and
fractured his shoulder seriously.
An Xray picture showed.three lines
of cloavage, so that he will be laid
up for some time. He is doing well
but demurs at being kept still.
Rev. Akaiko Akana has come to
Kauai as the advance agent of the
Religious Education Campaign that
will bo conducted here during the
next few weeks. An outline forecast
of tho plans and purposes of this
campaign reached us too late for this
issue but will be a prominent fca
hire of next weeks edition.
Miss Silburn Purvis arrived on
the Mauna Loa Friday last. She is
the guest of Miss Lulu Weber. On
Wednesday last Mrs. Weber gave a
tea for her daughter Lulu to .which
some 30 ladies were invited. Miss
Purvis was to have been the guest
of honor on this occasion together
with Miss Lulu, but failed to ar
rive, much to the disappointment of
Woman's Food Commission
Miss Elsio II. Wilcox has been
appointed chairman of the Kauai
branch of the Women's Committee
of theTprritorial Food Commission.
Local committees of women in each
district will soon be ftrganized, who
will undertake to interest everyone
who can be reached m this impor
tant movement for the Conservation
ot Foods. Mrs. Russell of the Young
Women's Christian Association,
who has so ably conducted classes
in Honolulu recently will come to
Kauai in November to give demon
strations in bread-making and food
economy in general.
At a meeting of tho senior class
at Punahou, held at the opening of
tho term, it w a s decided to
abolish entirely tho old -custom of
hazing the freshmen for which the
freshmen are duly grateful.
Red Cross Activity
At The Coast
.Mrs, Wishard, who is just back
from the Coast, reports that we
aren't in it at all in the matter ol
Red Cross activity and War enthu
siasm, along with the people at the
Coast. There, it isn't a mutter of
one day a week, but all the time,
and everywhere, and under all cir
cumstances; on the street, in tin
cars, on the ferries, in the social
call, at meals, at public affairs, in
church, at concerts, everywhen
and always people are working on
Red Cross supplies. For a while
tho university students kept at it
during recitations and lectures, bill
finally the professors ruled it out
on account of the disturbing click
of the needles.
All the principal department
stores have regular Red Cross De
partments, where a whole section,
or a whole lloor, is given up to Red
Cross interests. All necessary sup
plies are available there and a Red
Cross export is in waiting, a train
ed nurse or other representative,
to give instruction and assistance
to any who need it.
Any one who comes yi may sit
down and do Red Cross work of
any ono of the various kinds as long
as convenient, and tho finished
work is taken care f and forward
ed to the proper headquarters.
They aro no longer making band
ages and tho simpler things, but
now they are mostly working on
sets of outfit, consisting of sixteen
different articles, containing among
other things; two suits of pajamas,
cotton and wool, a sweater, a nigh
tingale, night shirts, batli robe,
etc. These thing are all made un
into standard packages, ready to be
Ono of tho most difficult things to
get made is woolen socks for the
aviation corps. They must be ab
solutely smooth and free from lump
or crease or darn. Comparatively few
women these days are able to knit
these socks and do it right; it is the
lost art of our grandmothers. The
hand-made are much better than
the machine made; they last much
In the District Ccurt
A little over a weeks activity ir
the September t"iin of the Circuit
Court ha done much to dispose or
the work ofhe term and elearify
The eminent domain case of tho
Territory against Annie S. Knud
sen et. al, has been continued. 11a
mano vs. Miyake, aiipeal from Dis
trict Court; judgment rendered for
plaintiu. J. I. Suva vs, Joe G.
Silva; defendant confessed judg
ment ami claim ordered paid
Of tho criminal cases two or three
have been disposed of by failure of
tho Grand Jury to bring in a true
bill and one or two have been nolle
prosscd ; while two convictions have
been made. One of these, that of
Iladio Delcon, assault and battery,
a plea of guilty was entered and
sontenec rendered of imprisonment
of from one to live years.
Notice: Fish Wanted
The ladies of the Mokihana Fair
Fish Pond bespeak .the kindly in
terest and favor of tho public in
the way of fish for the pond.
There will be a great many little
fisher men and maidens about that
pond on the eventful evening all
eager for fish. But how can the
fish come out of tho pond if thoy
haven't been put into it?
Any little gift that will appeal to
tho interest and heart of a child
will be welcome. Please send the
samo to Mrs. C. Maser, in charge
of the pond.
Radio Officer Calls
' Lieut Ashley, District Communi
cation Superintendent for the Ha
waiian Islands, inspected the Kauai
wireless plant last week. Ho came
over o n tho light house tender
"Columbine" Saturday morning
and returned to Honolulu on tho
"Kinau" Saturday evoning. Lieut.
Ashely Mas formerly in charge of
the big radio station at San Diego,
A WANTON TRAGEDY
A most reprehensible tragedy
happened about 5 o'clock Thursdsy
morning in the Japanese Camp,
Lihue, when one Azuina Kagehiro,
a Hawaiian born Japanese killed
his wife and then sought to end his
own life by taking a d.se of ant poi
son. They occupied one half of a
double house, and his parents the
other half. Hearing sounds of dis
tress in the uppcrstorv the father
tried to ppt into the up stairs rooms
but found them locked. He finally
got help, procured a ladder, and ef
fected an entrance through the up
stairs window, when they found
Azuma's wife lying weltering in a
pool of blood, her head having been
battered and mangled by repeated
blows of a hammer. She was alone
with the baby, but Azuma was af
terwards found in the kitchen
writhing from the effects of the
poison which he had taken. They
were both taken to the hospital
.where the woman died shortly after.
The man, though still alive at lat
est accounts, is not exncctul to ic
cover. No satisfactory reason is
given for the tragedy.
Mr. Timmons to the
Mr. L. I). Timmons, we under
stand, has assunfed the editorial
management of the Maui News.
Wm. Cooper the former editor hav
ing gone into military training for
the front. ...
We commend Mr. Timmons to
the Maui community as a gentle
man of exceptional intelligence and
culture, with many line qualities.
We bespeak for him many friends
and all success in his new relations.
It will be a pleasuic to hail him as
wo pas? from time to time.
The transportation of the begin
ning of thenew army has begun,
t'ho first hection, consisting of
300,000 men, are being gathered
up here and there throughout tlie
.ength and breadth of the land,
Hid conveyed to the diffeicnt can
ionnnnts, sixteen in number,
where they will be given that rigor
iiis, intensive training which will
make soldiers of them, This first
section is-J0 of tho whole army,
aii't will be followed, in the course
of a few weeks by the rest of tho
The task of moving this great
body of men, and the supplies and
equipment required for them is
an enormous one, but it is being
carried forward with facility and
More TLan His Share
W. Q. Roland surely gets more
than his share of auto mishaps.
A few week ago he was the victim
of a disaster withMiis motorcycle
which deprived him of most of the
fingers of his left hand, and now
he has been run into by a Filipino
car and pretty badly banged up.
The accident happened near
Kilauea. The Filipino rounding a
curve with too much speed on, and
monopolizing the most of the road,
there was no alternative left for
Roland and his motorcycle but a
This again emphasized the neces
sity for care in rounding curves,
and tho importance of being on the
right side of tho road.
Selective Draft Board Meets
The Selective Draft Board met
Monday last at the court house and
clouted the following officers:
Wm. Henry Rice, Chairman and
Executive officer; Dr. J. M. Kuhns.
Examing Physician; J. M. Kanea
kua. Clerk and Recorder.
About forty-five children from
tho Lihue Japanese school spent
tho day last Saturday at the' Bark