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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL 13. NO. 41.
LIIIUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 9, 1917
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The Opening of the
The president, elect of the MokU
liana Club, Mrs. J. L. Robertson,
called the meeting to order Friday
afternoon with an uncommonly fino
attendance which finally ran up to
seventy or over. Tho secretary read
the minutes of tho last meeting and
then tho various committees were
requested to present their plans for
the work of the year.
Tho work committee reported
that tlio' year would bo devoted
mainly to tle study of food conser
vation and economy and outlined a
program of month to month activi
ty, which, beginning with a lecture
by Dr. Dean would bo followed by
lectures and demonstrations by Mrs.
Itusscl and others.
The music committee reported
that they had arranged for repre
sentative studies of modern Nation
al Music in which Russian, French,
Italian, and American music would
hold tho chief places.
Owing to the largely increased
membership of tho Club it was sug
gested by the President that it
might be wise to have more than
two hostesses to share the duties of
hospitality. It was finally decided
to increase the number from two to
.It was explained that the County
Agent was working up a Garden
Contest for the school children, that
several prizes had been offered by
different persons in the community,
and that a suggestion had been
mado that the Mokihana offer one.
After some discussion it was voted
to offer such a prizo to consist of
$25, such prize to bo under the dis
pensation of the garden committee.
Notice of tho coming Religious
Education Campaign was given by
tho President and the suggestion
advanced that the club attend on
what was to be known as "Mokiha
na night", as had been requested.
Being pit as a motion this was car
ried and the Mokihana will bo there
at the appointed time.
Very favorable comment w a s
made of the work so happily .inaug
urated by Miss Kuhlig the commu
A very interesting and' compre
hensive lecture followed by Dr. A.
L, Dean of tho College of Hawaii on
Food Control of which we hope to
give a synopsis later.
The meeting closed with refresh
ments and general social recreation.
Red Cross Activity
Among the Japanese
During tho last week two new
units have been organized among
tho Japanese of the Lihuc district,
one at Kapaia under tho leadership
of Mrs. Miyasaki, the wife of the
Buddhist priest and the other at
Lihuc under the direction of Mrs.
Okamoto tho wife of tho ministor of
the Japanese church.
Both units have taken hold with
enthusiasm and give every assurance
of rendering valuable assistance m
this great work. Strange to say
they are adepts m tho art of knit
At Kapaa and Kcalia a strong
unit has been organized consisting
of somo 45 members who are indivi
dually and collectively hard at work
with regular meetings and a goodly
output of results to their credit al
rcad v. They o ro working under the
leadership of Mrs. Oyo tho wife of
tho Buddhist priest.
They wish to express their grate
ful appreciation of tho assistance
that Mrs. Senni lias given them m
inaugurating tho work.
Booze Goes Up
The now wartax on liquors has
vnrv nromntlv worked itself out in
' a big raiso in prices all along tho
line, which took effect in tho Hono
lulu Kiloons last Thursday. I n
many cases the wholesale prices
' have advanced over 100 and tho
wholesalers stand to make trcmcn
. dous profits as long as the supply
' T, 1 r, . .'. , .
It IS Bail! UUlt Iliuiu uiuu ntvuiu
off in Honolulu last Thursday.whnn
the now prices went into effect, than
on any othor day in the history of
the place. Men who for years had
Tho general committee have ar
ranged the following program of
meetings of tho campaign:
Sunday, Oct. 21, Rally night.
Monday, 22, Hawaiian night.
Tuesday, 23,Mokihana Club night.
Wednesday, 24, Japaneso night.
Thursday, 25, Chamber of Com
Friday, 20, Filipino night.
Saturday, 27, Y. M. C. A. night.
Sunday, 28, All-community night.
This docs not mean by any means
that these assignments arc exclusive.
livery one will bo cordially welcome
any and every night; don't stay
away becauso it purports to bo some
one else's night.
Rev. George Laughton of Hilo
has been secured for tho main ad
dresses during tho campaign. He
will probably deliver a series of
high class lectures in tho afternoon
as well as tho more popular address
es in tho evening. Dr. Laughton is
recognized as an exceptionally inter
esting and effective speaker.
A large part of the evening meet
ings will be devoted to singing, un
der the leadership of the Timotco
Quartet, which gives every assurance
of being both cnyoyable and inspir
McBryde Wins Championship
After losing the first game to the
Lihues at tho opchiing of tho first
scries of the Kauai League tho Mc
Brydcs spurted up winning her
eight straight and final game which
decided tho championship, from the
Makawcli last Sunday by a score, of
11 to 5. By dome so they have set
a record in tho Kauai League for
straight games won.
Tho McBryde team has played
consistent ball tllruout tho season
under tho able management of .L C.
Mourn and the efficient . captaincy
of Denichi Sakcuchi wlu is consid
ered the peerless short fielder in tho
Kauai League. The McBryde team
as a whole deserves a heap of cre
dit for the showing they have made
considering the fact that some of
the players have not participated in
tho Kauai League in previous years.
Nobuto OJiama the kid llinger of
the McBrydes who has not had any
previous experience on the mound
and who is, by tho ivay, only 17
years of age created a sensation and
places him in tho first place in the
Eight games won in a row for a.
youngster who is not out of his
teens is something uniqtio in base
ball in Kauai and is a record for
this island that will .undoubtedly
stand for many a moon.
Tho McBrydes were strong both
on tho offensive ancLin tho defen
sive,, particularly in the latter where
they have done somo clever fielding
in the infield, and their teamwork
was the main factor in capturing
the pennant. Their timoly wallops
and clover base-running also were
very much in evidence.
K. Watase, D. Doi and M Per
rcira are threo other youngsters who
Following arc the players of the
McBryde team who participated in
tho Kauai League.
Nobuto Ohama pitcher, Nobuichi
Ohama catcher, J o h n Perreira
(Spalding) 2b, Aj Perreira lb, M.
Ferreira, Joe Costa, D. Doi, Y. Doi
and E. Watase, outfielders; K. Wa
taso 3b, D. Takcuchi ss and capt.
J. C. Moura, manager.
Mrs. A. S. Wilcox gave one of
her delicious poi lunches on Thurs
day for Mrs. Forstcr, visiting Mrs.
Clias. A.Rico Somo sixteen ladies
were tho favored guests. They ad
journed early to resuino the after
noon session of the Red Cross work.
All schools and homes should
have a set of "Wonder World," the
famous children's books. K. C.
Hopper, agent. Adv.
been spending their money for
'booze announced that they Avcre
through, they wouldn't pay any
such outrageous prices for tho stuff.
Long may such- wisdom stand them
in stead !
The People Heard at Meeting
of the Chamber of Commerce
A Crowd on Hand
Tho Special meeting of the Kau
ai Chamber of Commerce called for
Friday ovening at Waimea was
somewhat delayed by tire trouble
of tho car convoying the President
and Sec. When they arrived on
the scene there was a crowd assem
bled that far out-ran the accomoda
tion famished by the Waimea Court
House. The Hall not being avail
able and tho church not being suit
able it was finally found that the
public school assembly room was a
vailablo and the crowd accordingly
adjourned to that place. Some hun
dred and twenty citizens wcro finally
assembled among whom wore many
persons not members of tho Cham
ber but very vitally interested. A
mong them were so many llawaii
ans that Keliinoo was requested to
serve as interpreter which he did
with much graco and eflicency.
Tho President Mr. Frank Craw
ford opened the meeting by explain
ing the purpose of tho gathering and
suggested that the discussion be
confined to the matters in hand as
the regular meeting would follow in
a few weeks.
Only Right a Pcsinge of Departure
Mr. E. W. Brondbcnt Chair
man of the Homestead Committee,
read a carefully prepared address in
which ho outlined the status o f
homesteading interests and the re
lation of public lands to those in
terest. He recalled Gov. Carter's
graphic picturo of the condition of
things on tho island of Kauai in
l'JOG when it was admittedly a sugar
barons paradise where the thrifty
and industrious ordinary citizen
might spend his days toiling for the
Lords of the land, yet never bo able
to acquire a home. thatJu; .could,
call his own and whoso only privi
lege at the end was a steamer pass
age to Honolulu.
Change in Eleven Year
Now. after eleven years the condi
tion were still very much the samo.
But somo advance has-been made.
At that time tho public domain on
Kauai consisted of 13S.000 acres of
Government land together with the
On Food Conservation
Tho Kauai Women's Committee
on Food Conservation, with Miss
Elsie Wilcox as chairman, has been
organized and the following mem
bers will servo as heads of5ub-com-mittees
in their home districts:
Mrs. Brandt, Waimea and Keka
ha; Mrs. Hodge, Makawcli; Miss
Janet Hastie. Electa; Mrs. Water
house, Koloa; Mrs. Broadbent, Li
hue; Mrs. Senni, Kcalia and Ka
paa; Mrs. Myers, Kilauca; Miss
Edith ChristOpherson. Hanalei.
Loose Again At Koloa
The efficiency of the new broom
in police circles at Koloa seems to
have pretty well worn off again.
For some time thero was a great
improvement in the matter of loose
stock on the roads at night but
things seem to have slid back into
the old groove, again.
Mr. Deputy Sheriff of Koloa can't
you wake up -Once more?
A Guest Honored
A very delightful dance was given
at the Elcelo Hall on Saturday eve
ning by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kahl
baum in honor of Mrs. Plough, an
intimate friend of Mrs. Kahlbaum,
now visiting her, from Chicago.
Thoro were somo sixty-live or
seventy couples presentj tho music
was fine; the lloor excellent; tho
guests were in responsive mood ; and
the whole affair went with a swing
and enthusiasm that made it ono of
the finest dances of recent times.
Among tho guests of tho members
of tho Mokihana club last Wednes
day wcro: Mrs. H P. Fnyo and
Mrs. Geo. Ewart, Kckaha; Mrs. J.
K. Myers and Mrs. Robinson of
Kilauca; Mrs. Forsterof Honolulu;
Mrs. Livesey and Mrs. Cheatham
of Kapaa homcsteade.
water and other rights appurtenant'
thereto. Out of his groat area Ia
inalanialoo had fall into the hands
of the Makce Sugar Co. At Olobe
iia a "S.wap" had been made give
ing the Makce Sugar Co. practical'
ly all of vhatwas considered as cane
land, and all the water. At Kala
hco a similar exchange had been
made by which the eano land went
to McBryde Sugar Co. and the" com
paratively worthless land was ac
quired by tho Government.
Nevertheless in these latter rases,
on these two unpromising tracts,
the wisdom of tho Homestead policy
had been abundantly justified. On
the Ololiena-Waipouli tract there
are ninety Homesteaders with 3140
acres who harvested tllis season 31,
500 tons of cane, worth 6107,000,
besides a considerable value in pines
At Kalaheo 9.534 tons of cane
Lad been harvested worth 50,000
besides pines to the value of $ 1 7,
000. This from lands that under
the large-land-lord regime would
scarcely support ono head of stock
to tho acre.
What better evidence can there
be of tho success of homesteaders
here on Kauai, than this showing
of the prosporitj'of the homesteader?
What About the Rest?
But there is a whole lot of this
public domain left, and the question
what is going to be done with it is
a very momentous one for the citi
zen of Kauai.
The following tracts are revert
ing to the public by expiration of
' Wailua mauka expiring 1917
Hanapepo '' 1917
. Kcknlia land " 1920
S Wailua- Kai " . 1921
Also a small tract at Kilauca.
And more important even than
tho lands themselves tho water ap
purtenant to the lauds and avail
able for other lands is involved.
The Treasonable Policy of the
It seems to be the senile policy
of the government to slip over this
(Continued on poge 5)
Remodelling of the
The McBryde mill is in process of
almost complete internal transforma
tion. A new standard triple effect,
a largo 12 foot vacuum pan, four
new crystalizers and a new juice
heater, besides the necessary chang
es that go with these additions, tak
en with tho improvements made lost
year will bring McBryde to the very
front among tho foctories of the Is
lands. The work is already well
along joward a finish so' that they
will be ready to start on tho new
crop in time.
The transformation is being mado
by Catton and Jseill who are rapidjy
becoming the leading sugar-mill en
gincers of the Islands.
J. Nakayama, tho Japanese rent
car driver who collided with and
killed a cow at Canlp 1, Makawcli,
on the night of August 15, was
found guilty by the jury Saturday,
of driving his car upon the public
highway furiously and heedlessly of
the safety of others. lie rccoives a
fine of 875.00 and has his license
taken awav for three months. The
attorney fhr tho defense, Mr. Pat
terson, gives notice of an application
for a new trial.
Tho jury pay roll for the special
term of court just "closed is as fol
lows: Grand Jury 8M2.00, Trial
Jury (15 2U.
An interesting private ceremony
was that of Harry Jamas the infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Eby of
Electa Sunday evening at the home
of Captain and Mrs. G. H. Leavitt.
A most delicious buffet supper,
such as only tho Hastie girls can
sot out followed the ceremony. With
such a fine heredity little Harry
James has the making of a fine
New Members For The
American Red Cross
8120.00 in membership fees in
the American Red Cross has been
forwarded by the Lihue Auxiliary
from tho people of Kauai during
the month of September. Thirteen
new members were secured, ten of
whom are Annual or Sl.oo mem
bers, two subscribing or $2.00 mem
beis, and one Contributing or 85.00
member. In addition to tins num
ber, one. gentleman who had been
enrolled previously as an Annual
member sent in all additional dollar
and became a Subscribing member,
which entitles him to the splendid
Red Cross Monthly Magazine, and
another Contributing member be
came a Patron or 8100 member.
The new members not previously
enrolled are Mrs. Hermann Brandt,
Kolo.i;Mrs Th. Brandt, Waimea;
Mr. Frederick Carter, Mrs. Emily
II. Carter, Charlotte Eileen Carter.
Lillian Hardwick Carter, Lihue; E.
M. Cheatham. Edward E. Cheat
ham, Hale C. Cheatham, Orme E.
Cheatham, Mrs. K. Jensen, Mrs.
M. A. Knock. Kcalia: Miss Caro
line WilliamsJ Kilauca.
1 ho total enrollment for tho is
land is now 053.
The total amount forwarded by
the Auxiliary to date for member
ship fees and contributions is
Local and Personal Notes
tors. C. M. Cooke oMIonolulu isi
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hans Ison
Mrs. W. II. Rico Jr. entertained
her friends at u luncheon on Friday
last given m honor of Mrs. l'orstcr.
Miss Ken way o f Hanamaulu,
week-ended" with Mrs. Eddie
Fountain of Nawiliwili.
Mrs. Forstcr, who has been visit
ing her sister, Mrs. C. A. Rice for
the last month, left for her home in
Honolulu on Saturday's Kinau.
Mr. Allen Wilcox and wife are
visiting with his mother, Mrs. Al
bert Wilcox. They arrived Friday
on tho Mauna Loa
Miss Spring and Miss Fowlds of
the Lihue Public Schools spent the
week end with some of their friends
of tho Hanapenc School.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen C. Wilcox
return to town Uday by the Mauna
Loa. Mr. Wilcox will, go into the
Mrs. M. F. Prosser of Honolulu
and well known on Kauai, is here
visiting old friends. At present she
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. k
Myers of Kilauca.
Dr. A. L. Dean was tho guest of
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Wilcox at
Grove Farm during his brief stay on
Kauai fumi I'rulay and Saturday
There were 'soventy-four ladies
present at tho meeting of the Moki
hana Club on Wednesday last. It
is a very live and earnest set of wo
men that gather once a month at
these Mokihana affairs. ,
The Waialealo made a trip to
Port Allen last Saturday morning,
bringing both mail and passengers
Among other were Mr. Fred Lyman
of Ewa, Oahu, called to tho bedside
of his brother, Dr. lrancis Lyman
of Waimea who is seriously ill.
.Mr. Frank Alexander, manager
of McBrydo, returned from his va
cation trip on Saturday lost. In
addition to a few weeks on the Coast
lie visited both Maui and Hawaii.
Coming from these Islands- it was a
pleasure to get back to the green
fields and fresh landscapes on Kauai.
The Ptillnmn triple effect that
has done good work for a good many
years in the McBrydo mill has Ikjcii
sold to go to into a made up mill in
tho Philippines. Transportation
however is- a serious difficulty. 'V lie
Inter-Island is-too busy to handle it
The many friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Win. Hyde Rice are glad to
welcometheni home again from their
extended tour of Maui and Hawaii.
Needless to say they enjoyed their
experiences to the full with an
appreciative eye for all that they
saw; but they come back more than
ever satisfied with Kauai,
Wedding a Grand Affair
The most graceful, impressive
and distinguished affair of recent
times in Lihuc was the marriage of
Mr. Ernest Cropp to Miss Lulu
Weber at the 'German church on
Thursday evening. Owing to the
unfortunate illness of Rev. Hans
Iscnhcrg the ceremony was perform
ed by Rev. J. M. Lydgato. Miss
Silburn Purvis was bridesmaid and
Mr. Frank Crawford groomsman
with Leilani Rohrig and Clarissa
Coney as (lower girls.
THE CHURCH DECORATIONS
The German Lutheran church
lends itself very effectively to dec
oration and the unique and artistic
scheme .of lloral effects was very
happily carried out. The masses of
feathery pink' begonia that veiled'
the octagonal pulpit, and tho gen
erous bunches of American Beauty
roses on the. altar were particularly
fine, while the niases of feathery
bamboo and. potted palms formed a
cool and restful background for the
flowers. 1 heso decorations were the
handiwork of Mrs Haim Isenberg
and Mrs. .1. L. Robertson.
THE WEDDING CEREMONY .
Promptly at the appointed hour,
S.o'lock, the bride entered, and
came up the aisle Upon the arm of
her father accompanied b y the
flower girls to -.the familiar strain's
of the Lohengrin march, while the
minister and tl e groom s party
came from the vestry at the rear;
with slow and stately dignity, m
time with the music, they gathered
at the altar; a very effective and
impressive setting. The service was
somewhat aftr the German form,
simplified, with double rings and a
kneeling finish; and it all went as
smoothly and as gracefully as though
weddings were too daily diet of all
of them. During much of tho ser
vice thero was a soft obhgato of
organ accompaniment that added
much to the effect, yet without con
fusing the service.
At the close of the ceremony the
bridal parly retired to the vestry
to sign the register, while the audi
ence remained in statu quo to the
strains of the organ interlude, until
the return of the party and their
stately exit, the guests all standing.
Imnle'diatcly following the ser
vice at tho church there was a rc-
( Continued on Page 6.)
Around the Schools
By Thclma Hopper.
PUNA II OU .
Dora Broadbent has jieon fleeted
secretary of tho Student Council,
also literary editor of the "Oahuan"
the interesting littlcschool magazine.
Mortimer Lydirate has received
more- than his share of honors this
year at Punahou. He was unani
mously elected president of. the
sophomoie Hass. is a prominent
member of tho Student Council, rep
resenting his class on tho Executive
Committee of the same, and holds
an important position on tho foot
Blanche Wishard is also a mem
ber of the Student Council in the
senior class while Cedric. Baldwin
represents the freshman class in tho
Well Done Hanamaulu School
We aro glad to hear of the com
mendable action that has been tak
en by the Hanamaulu school by
which they are going to make a very
practical demonstration of their
sympathy for tho suffering children
They have been accustomed to
receive at Christmas time a gener
ous distribution of candy and othor
sweetmeats. They propose this year
to forego this treat and send tho
money value of the samo to these
Any ono who knows -Jiow much
this Christmas treat means to chil
dren such as these who do not have
much of this sort of things in their
lives, will understand tho sacrifice
that they aro making.