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ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL. 13. NO. 50.
LIHUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. DECEMBER, 11, 1917
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COTY
THE RED GROSS
Never, we believe, in the history
of our Island has there been n cause
that has called forth as much gene
ral inteiest and as faithful a devo
tion as the Red Cross. So broad
an allegiance and so general an ac
tivity merit attention as news, to
say nothing of their quality as phi
lanthropy. The following i s an
outline of the work that is being
The workers for this section meet
every Thursday afternoon at the
Home of Mrs Brandt, at Waiinea,
who surrenders her spacious house
to the requirements of the work.
There is a Hawaiian contingent
in one room. Portuguese in anoth
er; Japanese in a third and Whites
in n fourth. In all they number
70 or over.
The work is well organized, tak
ing advantage of individual skill to
specialize along particular lines. In
addition to this a good deal of work
prepared here, "is taken home and
worked up there.
Long experience has equipped
them to do many kinds of work
with facility, so that they are mak
ing eight or nine different articles.
Thev find that it is economy to
have a paid professional seamtress,
emploved all the time, to do the
particular ana exacting uu, mm iu
inspect oycryart icle and see that it
is allright. ,
The unit here is under the charge
of Mrs. B. D. Baldwin and meets
at her home, every Tuesday after-
noon. Some 15 to IS workers are
present o f various nationalities.
Seven or eight sewing machines are
constantly in use and a lot of work
is done, the more so as much of it
is taken home. Mrs- Baldwin em
ploys a special seamstress a good
deal of the. time which further faci
litates the work.
' This unit has not been going very
lone, besides which several of the
ladies of the community have been
absent, so that the unit has been
working somewhat under a disad
vantage. However they sent away
their first box a little while ago
containing 200 articles. They meet
at the home of Mrs. Alexander who
is in charge of the work. Arrange
ments are being made to organize a
Japanese branch in connection with
tlie Hanapepe church, which will
add materially to the effectiveness
of the unit.
Mrs. A. R. Glasyer conducts the
work of this unit which meets at
her house on Tuesday. Though it is
only a little handful of them they
are eilicient ami taithtul workers
and have done a lot of good wot
This unit is under the leadership
of Mrs. A. II. Watoihouse and
meets on Wednesday at her home
About lo to 1:0 attenil, ot the var
ious races. In addition to that done
at the meeting they take work
The Lihue unit meets at the Ar
mory Monday morning Wednesday
morning and Thursday morning
and afternoon. It is under the
charge of Mrs. C. A. Bice and in
cludes '25 to 155 workers. Much
work is also done outside.
Two Japanese branches asist
materially in the good work, one
under Mrs Okamoto meeting at the
Japanese Dormitory, of 15, and one
under Mrs. Mineo Miyusaki at the
Hongwanji church Kapaia with a
bottt 15 to 20.
.Mrs Wishard devotes a great
deal of time to the instruction of
classes and individuals in knitting.
A unit has recently been organiz
ed among the Portuguese under the
charge of Mrs. L. S. Mesick with
about 30 workers meeting at her
house on Monday. They Till do
much of the work at homo.
KEALIA and KAPAA
At Kealia Mrs. 11. T. Barclay is
in charge of a band of about 15 of
tlie ladies from Kealia and the
Homestead region. They meet on
Baseball at Lihue
Park New Years Day
It is proposed to have two games
of rattling good baseball at tlie Li
hue Park on New Year's day, the
first at 10 a. m. and the second
All Kauai vs. McBryde will be
the attraction in the morning anil
should prove a, snappy game th
will draw out tho fans.
At 2 p. in. an all Portuguese team
will play against an all Japanese
Both games will bo played in aid
of tho Bed Cross and a charge o
81.00 will be collected from eacl
auto m line: general admission for
the public will not be charged but
it is intended to have a bevy of
young ladies tag ns many of the
spectator, as possible the nominal
sum of 25J- being set as the price
ol a tag.
It is hoped a generous crowd wil
respond and contribute willingly to
tlie good cause. ,
Two fine games are a3sured, the
boys being very enthusiastic about
it. Please come and make a sue
cess out the boys efforts.
J. B. Fkknandks
Bacl On A Short Stay
C S. Dole returned to Kauai by
the Kinau on Thursday but onlv
for a brief stay of two or three
weeks to close up his affairs Jierc
He has secured a transfer from
the National Guard to the regular
army and has been assigned to
Company M, Second infantry at
Fort Shatter. ! .
In common with everyone else.
he can make only the vaguest guess
es as to where they will eo and
when, but the presumption is that
most ot the regulars will bo trans
i ii ii i i . i i .
ierrea irom me local held to more
stirring scenes elsewhere. Just
Avhere this will be no one knows.
The National Guard will then, more
or less, till in tho vacancies lelt by
this transfer; at least that is the
We shall bo sorry to loose Charley
from the comnnmiiy everybody
likes linn, and he is always useful
and helpful in every good cause.
e appreciate his de Hion to his
country and commend him to the
care of, a kind Providence, with the
hope that he may return in due
Plain and Cut Glass in beautiful
patterns at J. I. Silva's Eleele Store
Some 4o Japanese meet at the
Jauanese Temple on Sunday and
render most faithful and valuable
A band of Ilawaiians to the num
ber of 15 or IS meet at the Kapaa
Hall on Tuesday and a similar band
of Portuguese at the same place on
Wednesdays. Eight sewing ma
chines arc ke.pt going steadily at
theso sessions. Mrs. faenin has been
of great afsistanco to these units
and much of their efficiency is due
to her mtere.-t and help.
This unit is in charge of Mrs. J.
It. Myers. It consists of the few
White ladies of the plantation, and
meets on Thursday.
A Japanese branch consisting of
lo to lh meets on bunday at the
Mrs, II. Birkmyre is the leader
of the Hanalei unit which meets at
the old Hawaiian church.
They number about 20 some of
whom come all tho way fiom Wai-
niha; mostly Hawaiian they aro
nevertheless excellent workers.
The Japanese are now becoming
interested and arrangements are bo
ing made to organize them for work
the same as so many of their "com
IN THE SCHOOLS
In addition to theso adult work
ers much effective work is done in
the schools under tho guidance of
The adult workers will aggregate
upwards of 400 persons including
tho most capable women on the Is
land, a fact that speaks volumes
for tho loyalty and devotion of Ka
The Juvenile Court has been busy
this last week in the examination
and trial of a baud of infantile of
fenders from Wahiawa. Strange
say the most enterprising and dar
ing of them was a child only Av
years oiu, a Hawaiian, and an or
plmn, living here, there and every
He crawled through a ventilato
hole at night, climbed over nn in
tervening partition .into a watch
matters shop and abstracted seven
watches. In conjunction with
colleague he hastened to Kukuiula
where ho thought it would bo safe
to venture on a sale. A kid like
that selling watches is not an everv
day experience in that town, and i
awakened suspicion which led to
calling tho police.
Tho colleague, on another occasion
stole a lot of eggs and sold them for
50 cents and then divided up the
proceeds as follows. Twentyfive
cents to one boy, 25 cents to an
other, 10 cents to another, and 10
cents to still another.
Like a great many other people
more honest and less enterprising
he was weak on arithmetic!
Judge Dickey sent the ckk boy to
l. T . 1 i t t t t
uie inuusinai school where we
trust both his morals as well as his
arithmetic vyill be improved.
1 he little fellow, of the watch
enterprise, has boon temporarily
adopted by Wm. Hookano, of Li
Tho others were reprimanded.
and their parents were enjoined to
take better caro of them.
A Night School Party
lhe air was filled with joy nnd
tht'ro was much doing nt the Lihue
Night Schools last Saturday even
ing. By previous arrangement a
'party" was on-a sort of mutual
farewell from students to teachers,
and from teachers to students. The
teachers were the Misses Findlcy
and tho students three or four dozen
of the nijht school boys, with their
The evening was devoted largely
to games, some of them the tradi
tional, 3imple American games such
as drop the handkerchief, or the
potato race, with tailing the donkey
for a climax, which fairly brought
the house down for popularity and
A more original departure was a
contest in fillinjr a bottle with rice,
with prizes for results.
uy way oi cnange oi program a
small Filipino orchestra treated the
party to some characteristic Filipino
Refreshments ice cream and
cake followed the music, when they
were ready to sing the Star Spangled
Banner which they did with a fer
vor and virility that more than a-
toncd for on occasional lapse of
Then came the climax and real
purpose of tho affair, the presenta
tion: a tray was handed to each of
tho teachers with a bouquet and a
small box thereon with an appro
priate address, the one by G. Yama
moto; tho other by Masayuki Na-
goi, expressive of appreciation and
With some hesitation, as of look
ing a gift horse in the mouth, tho
adies opened each her respective
box and found to her delight and
surprise a bracelet watch; gifts the
beauty and value of which fairly
filled them with confusion.
They always knew they were fine
boys but never knew they were as
fine as that.
Tho steerage passengers at Port
Allen last Friday, were perched
ike black birds on the shelf of rucks
mlf way down the side of the break
water to tho left of tho wharf.
They made a picturesque bit of color
m the landscape, lhe matrons of
tho crowd staid near tho warehouse,
where they hadlcvidontly opened up
the contents of their telescope bas
kets for an airing while nwaiting
the late arrival of the steamer. Al
together they made nn interesting
and colorful picturo for the enjoy
ment of the onlookerd.
attention of the District
Court of Lihue last week was taken
up with 4 suits in assumpsit brought
by Attorney E. K. Aiu of Honolulu
in behalf of M S. Henriques
Kealia. In three cases the defen
dants failed to appear so judgement
was rendered by default m eac
case in favor of plaintiff. The fourt
case was against one Otto Johnson
of Lihue, colored. Otto is languish
ing m the Honolulu Bastille, hav
ing been convicted earlier in the
year of Burglary in the 2nd degree
and given a year in jail, so the case
against nun had to be dropped un
K. Ueda, a Japanese would-be
chauffeur and hailing from Hana
pepe made his appearance at Nawih
will landing on Tuesday last with a
load of passengers in his "tinlizzie
wearing another mans license
The eagle eye of the law detected
the impersonation lmmediatedlv
and bail m the sum of 810.00 had
to be furnished by the camouflage
chauffeur to insure his appearance
111 uie morning when the case
was called, defendant failed to ap
pear and his bail was declared for
feited and turned into the coffers of
Three gambling raids were made
by the Lihue police force between
Friday evening and Saturday morn
ing and about 31' Filipinos were
caught rolling tluTsedflctive bones
or playing Monte
Lined up in Court it made a for
midable array and promised a gold
en harvest for the County coffers.
A Lihue gang of nine men yield
ed 848.00 as follows: 3 men for
feited bail of 815.00 each rather
than face the judge, 4 took a chance
nnd pleaded guilty, each man being
assessed 810.00 and 81.00 cost of
court, one escaped with 85.00 and
81.00 cost and one man had the
charge against him dropped.
A like gang of nine men fron
Hanamaulu, had less courage, seyen
men forfeited bail of 8I0.OO each,
while the two that came into court
contributed the usual 810.00 and
81 00 cost.
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111c loiai coiuriouuon to mo
County coffers was 8381 .00 a erv
iieat little sum considering the ear-
y season, bonus money only having
icon turned loose that day or the
That more is to come is evident
roni the large amount of extra
money in circulation.
As predicted the Lihue police'
force made a golden harvest among
the gamblers over bunday.
l'ourteen Japanese from Huleia
were caught on Saturday night wo
ing Dame Fortune, forfeiting bail
m the sum of 8300.00 rather than
appear m court. 1 wo Koloa men
among the bunch forfeited 835.00
each, the rest 825 and 815 each
nasegawa, on whoso premises
the gambling took place forfeited
bail of 810, the charges against him
being keeping a disorderly house.
Tao, a Japanese chauffeur, who
had brought the men there, was
caught without any lights at all on
us machine and contributed $10.00
to the County.
A bunch of Chinese (Suight on
the Wailua flats on Sunday forfeit
ed bail amounting to $95.00.
I wo Filipinos from Hanamaulu
rolled the bones while the officers
were looking on, had to put up $10.
00 bail each, which was also forfeit-
K. Katsuki, charged with furious
and heedless driving at Hanamaulu
on Sunday was fined $25.00 anil
1.00 cost of Court.
Bon Ohai, a Hawaiian hailing
from Kapaa was haled into Court
on the same chargo but has his cpse
go over until tho 15th, attorney J.
. K. Kaiwi appearing for htm.
Tho last two working days have
ielded a rich harvest for the Coun
ty as follows:
Saturday: Gambling, $381.00
Monday: Gambling, 415.00
Violating Auto Regulations,
Keeping a' disorderly house,
Well done, Enoka, keep at it.
Special Meeting of
Chamber of Commerce
The president called the Kauai
Chamber of Commerce to order
about 3 p. m. on Wednesday stating
that the special meeting was called
to consider two items of immediat
importance; the first being the Na
wiliwili Harbor. He then called on
Mr. Wishard, chairman of ths liar
bors Committee, to explain the pro
position on which the Chain tier wa:
asked to take action.
Mr. Wishard 111 reply, said that
the time had come for the Chambe
of Commerce to take a forward step
111 the matter of the Nawiliwih bar
bor. It had become increasingly
evmcnt mat we needed some one
on the ground to represent our in
terests in Washington. It was pro
posed to combine with Honolulu
and Hilo in the employment of
McLellan to represent those interest
at the coming session of Congres:
now opening. It was thought that
perhaps fifteen h u 11 d r e d dol
lars or so would be necessary for
una purpose and it was proposed
that a tentative subscription list be
made up, to which the members
might contribute if they felt like it.
Presumably the corporations, with
large interests involved, would help
generously. Ho finally proposed
the following motion:
Resolved that the directors of the
Kauai Chamber of Commerce be
hereby authorized to receive sub
scriptions from the members for the
purpose of engaging the services of
a competent person to present the
matter of the Nawiliwili harbor to
the favorable consideration of Con
gress at the present session.
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11n nuie or no discussion tin
motion was put and carried unani
mously. LIHUE POST-MASTER
Mr Crawford explained that lu
was no longer in the running, as In
had just handed m his resignation.
No one need have any hesitation
about speukmg his mind in the
matter. Thereupon he surrendered
the chair to Mr. Brandt and retited
from the meeting.
Mr. CI us. A. Rice explained that
we were in a fair way to have im
posed on us an utterly incompetent
ami mini postmaster tnr J,ihuo in
i.i . ny -
i no person 01 uyrus i.iireen. lie
hedged to move that a cable mes
sage be forwarded forthwith to tin
postmaster general in Washington
protesting against his appointment.
Mr. Lydgate inquired as to the act
ual status of the maltcr; had the
new man been appointed or w.ts lu
only going to be sometime?
Mr. Wishard replied that he un
derstood that the appointment had
not actually been issued but that it
iad been prepared and was ready
Mr. Wishard farthermore said
that tho Bank of Hawaii had taken
11 good deal of interest in tho mat
tor, and at his request Mr Lewis of
the Honolulu office, had formulated 11
esolutton which he read, and which
set forth at some length the grounds
for tho protest in the incompetence
and generul unfitness, mental and
moral, for so responsible a position.
Such an appointment would result
in confusion and detriment to loth
privato and public interests, and
would be a menace to tiie commer
cial well-being of the community.
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inu minimi iu tuiiii u i-uiiie pro
est was now amended to include a
notification that particulars would
follow by letter which letter should
consist of this detailed formal pro
test. This motion was carried with
out 1 dissenting vote
The secretary was instructed to
attend to the matter.
It was the general hope of the
meeting that the appointment of
h 1 s unworthy candidate being
locked Mr. Crawfofd might hold
Mr. and M.rs. Bartlett finally left
tho Kinau from Port Allen Fri-
ay last. 1 hey had intended leav
ing from isawuiwin tne iuesday
efore, but when they motored to
10 wharf at 5 p. m. and saw the
ind and rain and rough seas and
not the Kinau, they were persuaded
by their friends to stay a few days
onger. fhoy divided up their time
isiting Mr. and Mrs. Lydgate, and
ater Mr. and Mrs. Swan
Miss Elsie Wilcox is home again
after having spent some ten days or
so in Honolulu.
PORT ALLEN FOR
Offsetting in some measure .its
various advantages for passenger
traffic, Port Allen has one drawback
in its limited accommodation for
parking automobiles. It is a rail
way shipping port, where tho auto
mobile stands a very poor chance;
the best that a car can do is to
thread its way carefully through
the tracks, approach us near as pos
sible, discharge its load and then
beat a hasty retreat, backing out
perhaps, to make room for the next
car. Any such levee, with social
amenities, sitting drawn up in your
ear, as at a grand review as at Na
wiliwili is out of the question.
It is a good landing though and
has other advantages
At The Mahelona Hospital
Miss Castro reports that there are
29 patients in this institution,
which is about its present limit.
In the course of a few weeks, on
the completion of (he residence for
the Farm Superintendent, some
considerable farther accommodation
will bo available; and the patients
are ready and waiting for it
lho present inmates include with
in their number seven different
races: and they live together in
peace and harmony I
Arrangements are being made for
a Christmas tree and some sininle
little entertainment for the Holiday
A number of teachers aro leaving
it the close of this term whose
places will have to be filled for the
new term in Januarv. Anions
hem are Miss Nell Findlay and
Miss Catherine Findliiv who will
etuin to the Coast, and Mrs. Mor
ell who will probably transfer to
Honolulu. Mrs. Crcevevalso is re
signing from the Eleele school.
e are sorry to lose them, the
more so as wo w re just nottimr to
know Iheni and lo appreciate them.
A meeting of tho Waiinea Ha
waiian Church was held on Sunday
'veiling last to confer with Rev.
Lydgate and Kaulili in rcgnrd to
the conduct of tho church which is
now without a pastor.
Arrangements were made to con
inue and extend the activities t.f
the church, which shows an excel
lent spirit of loyalty and coopera
tion. For the immediate future,
ponding fhe call of a nastor. the
church services will bo under the
charge of Mr. Lydgate assisted by
lev. S. Kaulili and tho local loard
These are the days when the land
is Hooded with money as the bonus
is being paid by the plantations.
It amounts this year to 79 of tho
gular wages payable to those re
ceiving less than fifty dollars a
The Lihue plantation has naid
out during this last week, on this
account, for Lihue and Hanamaulu,
8 117,000, -$80,000 of which was
in currency, tho balanco in coin.
1 his large sum was naid out with
the utmost facility without hitch.
elay or dispute.
It is reported that the monev is
not being squandered as freely as
lho Grove Faim bonus ha not
Jeen paid yet.
The engagement is announced.
from Olaa. Hawaii, of Herbert Pwil
flierg to Miss Lillian Gurnell. of
Los Angeles. Mr. Berg was form
erly stationed at Maknweli and was
well nnd favorably known on the
Island. We add our congratulations.