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Bents, tio Ciili;
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 13. NO. 51.
L1IIUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. DECEMBER, 18, 1917
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GOAL: 3000 new members for Kauai.
Every one must join himself and see that
Don't let Kauai fall behind!
The rehearsal on Snturdny at the
Armory was a very pleasant and re
There were between 300 and 400
singers there made up mostly of the
Lihuo Public Schools and the High:
School, and the mass choral singing
was astonishingly good, giving as
surance of an inspiring and entirely
successful affair on Sunday evening-
Even if there were nothing else
the singing of these mass choruses
would he well worth coining to hear.
" The Special Singing.
The llawaiians will render three
special numbers no farther guaran
tee of excellence is needed.
The Lihue Union choir have been
doing a lot of faithful work under
the leadership of Mr. Maser and we
have reason to believe that they will
do themselves much credit.
The Japanese Sunday School will
render some very effective motion
songs, with little tots in kimonos.
There will, be a Korean Sunday
School contingent, also something
original and unique from the Fili
pinos. Illustrated Hymns.
A series of Hymns to he rendered
by the Lihue Union Choir will be
illustrated by Tableau scenes pre
sented by the Sunday School child
ren. These will be effective and
A Crowd Wanted.
The Armory will hold 1500 peo
ple or over: it is expected that it
will he filled to overflowing.
The performers will probably ag
gregate over 500: an absolutely full
house is the program.
If you can't get a seat, the stand
ing will l)u good; and anyway it will
be so interesting that you won't
know you aro standing.
Free For All.
This is to he emphatically a de
mocratic oceassion ; every one will
be as good as everybody else, per
haps a little better.
A collection will be taken for the
benefit of the national lied Cross.
First of the Season
The Lihue Hawaiian Sunday
School had a Christmas "Party"
Saturday evening at the Armory
which was a huge success. It wa
a sort of three-ringed circus affair
with uproarious games and festivi
ties going in everyone of them all
the time. So much fun from such
simple expedients has seldom been
seen in this neighborhood. A gen
erous Christinas bag of sweetmeats,
nutSyfruit, etc, was given after tho
games, to each and every member
present as well as to the many
Change of Treasurer
Mrs. Chas. II. Wilcox has been
appointed treaeurer of tho Lihuo
Red Cross Auxiliary vice Mrs.
Philip l!ice resigned. All dues
donations and money gifts, should
bo-sent to her.
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It was hoped that tho pipo organ
now in process of installation would
be finished in time for this coming
Sunday; it is now known, however
that tliis cannot be. The myriads
of lead pipe connections have to he
very carefully tested winch takes
time; and there may he delay about
locating som- trilling leak. By tho
following Sunday however it will be
the Red Cross Drive
The general committee to handle
the lied Cross Drive now on, con
sists of Fred Patterson, chairman;
Th. Brandt, E. A. Knudsen, A.
IT. Caso, James Spalding and E.W.
They held a meeting on Satur
day at the county building in con
junction with Mrs. C. A Rice, is
land president, the county supervi
sors and others.
They formulated a plan by which
they would organize the campaign
in their respective districts, to can
vas the various races and precincts
so as to secure the most comprehen
sive and absolute results. Upwards
of three thousand new members
arc required that Kauai may come
up tho leyel of her requirements.
This is no easy task and will call
for the most faithful and strenuous
endeavor on the part of all who can
help. People must wake up to the
emirna nmv rii1ti?rr nf n raf v?rt in
duty, which must be faced, and
should be faced cheerfully and gen- J
At this meeting there was a good
deal of'discussion as to the mem
bership buttons. It was generally
agreed that this was a very impor
tant factor of the drive and that
unless some such tangible evidence
of membership were fortli coining,
it would be difficult to secure mem
bers among the laboring classes
unfortunately there was no assur
ance that these buttons would be
If they failed to arrive in Hono
lulu, wo would have to go without
them. Various substitutes were
suggested but there was more or
less uncertainty about them on such
short notice. Finally a wireless was
sent to town emphasizing the abso
lute need of these buttons, or of
some suitable substitute.
In Aid of Belgium
The following paper was read by
Mrs. L. S. Mcsick at the entertain
ment on tho church lawn last
Famine and Distress
Since the beginning of lime "the
poor we have had with, us always"
but never before have wo had with
us a people whose distress has mea
sured up to the distress of Belgium.
Belgium's soil is noted for its ferti
lityand its people havo been noted
for their industry and their thrift
But for three years it has been
gripped by famine. It cannot find
food for its hungry mouths and yet
it is compelled to pay its despoiler
a tribute heavy enough to bankrupt
it even in normal times. Its best
manhood is either dead, crippled or
in prison and its women and chil
are striving in every possible way
to keep soul and body together from
day to day amid conditions so de
plorable that they count them
selves fortunate in enduring a con
stant state of semi starvation if they
can escape the horrors of the wast
ing diseases that ever follow in the
wake of such conditions.
These are the poor that we have
with us now in addition to thoso
others who aro always with us and
I havo been asked to tell you, today
of some of tho ways in which we
are trying to help them.
In that portion of Belgium that
has not been conquered, and in the
other portions that Belgium is re
taking from the enemy, day nur
sories are being established as fast as
conditions will admit of?" Each of
theso nurseries has about fifty beds
The people of the United States of America will be invited,
beginning Monday, December seventeenth to and including De
cember twenty-third, to join The American Red Cross. Trie
Honolulu Hawaii Chapter desires of the people of this Territory
to be more deeply interested in becoming members of the Red
Cross and its work.
No elaboration of the serious necessity of its work need be
given, for the ovents of war impress themselves on us daily.
I beg to urge Hawaii to make its membership in character
and number as notable in The Red Cross as it has in other in
tensely patriotic endeavor.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the
(seal)' Territory of Hawaii to be affixed.
DONE at the Capital in Honolulu, this 13th
day of December, A. D. 1917.
LUCIUS E. PINKHAM,
Governor of Hawaii.
By the Governor
(Sgd) Curtis P. Iaukea
Secretary of Hawaii.
For The Belgians
The afternoon entertainment on
the Lihue Union Church lawn on
Friday afternoon for the benefit of
the Belgians for a Day Nursery was
a very pleasant as well as successful
affair,' financially as well as social
ly. Young ladies sold the Belgian
colors, artistically arranged as favors
as well as leis, lemonade, etc. while
an interesting and enjoyable musi
cal program was given by the Sun
day School girls and their friends.
Mrs. Mesick gave an interesting
account of the work which is being
done in behalf of the Belgian suffer
ers and made a strong plea for thorn.
Thero was a goodly attendance
and the sum of ninety dollars was
realized which is being made up by
a fiiend to a hundred dollars.
and is presided over by competent
nurses. Anyone who wishes to be
come sponsor for an infant can do
so by sending a gift of twenty dol
lars to headquarters. This pays the
day nursery expenses for the baby
during its infancy and makes it
possible for its mother to engage in
some work that will bring her the
money to lighten the burden she is
Thai Older Children
Then there are the small Belgian
girls and boys who have outgrown
the infant class and no longer need
the day nursery service and there
are many of them. How many or
phans there will be in the end we
cannot know because we do not
know, however, hopeful we may be,
how long the slaughter is to con
tinue. Tho majority of the war or
phans aro the children of mothers
without means The Belgian gov
ernment, impoverished as it is, al
lows every dependent child about
ten cents a day for its support. Or
dinarily, and witli care, this small
sum would bo sufficient but Bel
gium, witli the rest of us, has learn
ed something about the high cost
of living and tho sum allowed by
tho government is only about half
enough t o keep the child well
enough nourished and sufficiently
clothed to ward off the attacks of
tuberculosis and tho other wasting
diseases 60 prevelent just now in
suffering Belgium. To help them
sympathetic people all over our
country have taken some of these
little ones under their care. They
do this by furnishing the other half
(Continued on Page 5.)
Development of the American
Red Cross in Hawaii
Several years ago, the first Ame
rican Red Cross Organization in
Hawaii was started in Honolulu,
with our honored citizen and first
governor, Judge Sanford B. Dole,
as chairman. Interest in a large
way lapsed to such an extent, that
it was finally given up, much to the
regret of a few of those most active.
So it was, that at the time of the
present war, there was no American
Red Cross Organization in these Is
lands. Soon after America's en
trance into the war this spring, the
re was of course renewed interest
and a desire on tho part of many to
immediately organize the American
Red Cross in Hawaii A little hand
ful of Lihue women have the dis
tinction of being the first to start
the movement of organization, the
Lihue Auxiliary at largo being the
oldest existing Red Cross Organiza
tion in this territory. Correspon
dence with Washington foi the for
mation of this auxiliary was started
in May of this year, and tho auxi
liary was officially authorized July
1st 1917. The chanter in Hiln nrnv.
ed itself a very close second to Li
hue and next m lmecame the Maui
Auxiliary followed by the Honolulu
Kauai and Maui Auxiliaries at
Large have been ordered from
Washington to come under th
Honolulu chapter. This change,
which goes into effect as of Decem
ber first of the year, greatly facili
tates the shinnincr nroblem nnrl Ins.
sens the detailed work of the chap
ter in Honolulu. The Honolulu Ha
waii Chapter in its turn is under
the Insular and Foreicn Division.
which has headquarters in Wash
Tho new Kauai Auxiliary will be
composed of two divisions tho Li
hue section, which will tako in Un
its from Kolon to Ilatmlni. and tlii
West Kauai section whose jurisdic
tion will reach from Homestead .to
The Red Cross Flag
Don't fail to see and admire tho
Red Cross flag which floats over the
County Building. It will remain
there as a reminder of public inter
est and public duty during the
whole of this Red Cross Drive week.
The flag is the handiwork of
Mrs. C, A. Rice.
How to Reach It:
everybody else does.
The Red Cross Drive
During tho present weok, in com
mon with every community in the
unitcu btatts of America, a Red
Cross Membership Drive is going to
be carried on all over tho Island of
The Red Cross of America now
has 5,000,000 members and wants
10,000,000 more so that it will be
able to carry on the campaign which
it is now waging on the battlefields
of Europe Our quota is 3000.
What The Red Cross Means.
The Red Cross of America is th
mother of over a million orphans.
It is doing more for the sick and
wounded on the battle fields of
Europe then any other organization
in the world.
It is rendering assistance to hund
reds of thousands of destitute and
starving families on the European
It ha3 and operates an ambulance
service, together with hospitals and
sanitoriums, direct to every battle
field of the war today, and is saving
thousands upon thousands of human
The men and women engaged by
tho American Red Cross all over the
world are working and rendering
their assistance without pay. Practi
carly every person working for the
Red Cioss in Europe today is tak
ing as great a chance of loosing his
or her life as a soldier at tho front,
and they are rending their services
in the cause of liberty and humanity
without one dollar's pay.
Are you going to help oris this great
and splendid work going to perish for
lack f funds.
1. To become n incmbt1,' of the
American Red Cross for tho year
1918; and your membership should
be of such a character that it will
mean something. The laborers of
the Island are subscribing for tho
one and two dollar memberships
with some as high as live dollars
contributing members. It is the duty
of every person on this Island who
can possibly afford to do so, to take
out a life membership of the Amer
ican Red Cross as a Christmas to the
cause, of humanity.and as a help to
the soldiers on the battlefields who
are giving their lives for the cause
of humanity and liberty.
Get Others To Join.
2. It is your duty to secthat these
membership cards are sold. Do
not wait until some one comes
around and asks you to sell some
cards; apply yourself to the differ
ent district committee men for as
many cards as you can sell. Don't
think that some one else will do it
but do it yourself. (By yourself is
meant tho person reading this arti
cle, man, woman, or child.)
Make Membership Christmas
Buy a membership for your
friends and present it to them on
Buy a membership for your chil
dren, and when they grow up they
will know that they took a part on
the side of humanity m the great
This campaign can only bo made
a success by tho united effort of
every body on the Island, and it is
earnestly requested that every body
will come forth and do what they
can to make this campaign a suc
cess, and something of which tho
Island can be proud,
The activities of the police force
of late seems to have had a deter
rent influence on tho gambling fra
ternity, only one bunch of ten
gamblers being nabbed last week.
Eight forfeited bail in the sum of
$80.00 and two were sent to the
County Hotel for 21 days each,
having no money to pay their fine
The case of Ben Ohai charged
with furious and heedless driving
came up for hearing on Satuulay.
Ben evidently thought discretion
the better part of valour and stayed
away, forfeiting his bail of 810.00;
a brothsr in misfortune having been
fined 25.00 and cost, Ben evident
ly figured out, that by staying away
he would be $10.00 in, which prov
ed correct this time.
Steamer day at Port Allen on
Fridays proves a fine field for catch
ing overloaded autos. Deputy She
riff Lovoll happened to Ix; over the
re and one Kim Nag Yuri, a soh'bf
the Hermit Kingdom that used to
be, showed up with an immense
load; $10.00 bail was demanded
anil prointly paid over and as pro
mtly forfeited on Monday morning
when his case was called.
One K Kiinata was caught at
Koloa and his SI 0.00 went aglim-
mering in the same manner.
One Yata Koso of Hanamaulu
was brought into court charged with
attempt to assault with a deadly
weapon, to wit: a eaneknife. A
mild flirtation between hiswifoand
a would be friend brought on the
rumpus, but Yata was prevented
from carrying out his hearts desire
to carve up his opponent and was
lodged in jail. In the absence of
County Attorney S. K. Kaeo, the
caso went over until Tuesday.
Four prominent Hanamaulu
Portugucso were involved in an As
sault and Battery case on Sunday
also. A warrant for the arrest of
2 of the gentry is expected and the
case will be heard tomorrow also.
Membership Cards Obtainable
Cards can bo obtained from the
Mr. Brandt, Waimea; Mr. Knud
aen, Kekaha; Mr. Roendahl, Ele
ele; Mr Walter McBryde, Homo
stead; Mr. Jacobs, Koloa; Mr.
Case, Lihue; Mr. Kopke and Mr.
James Spalding, Kealia; Mr. Myers,
Kilauca; Mr. Menefoglio. Hanalei.
Some Mighty Good
Mr. Ishii of tho Lihue Store and
Mr. Yamasaki sold twenty mem
berships out of twenty-five Japanese
to whom they made application. Let
this be an example for the rest of
us to follow; both as to the sales
man and as to those who purchased
The Good It Will Do.
Stop and think that ninety-fiye
per cent of the money which you
nut into this fund will be used in
stop the flow of blood from tho
wound oi some poor unfortunate on
the battlefields at Frnnen. nnil nna.
sibly some of those who are even
now leaving this Island ; and then
think of the bettor fooling vnn will
have at Christmas time when you
know that you yourself are actually
helping to do this great, generous,
and humanitarian work.
Chairman, Membership Campaign.
Mrs. Morrell and her Hull
daughter Katherine left by the Kt
nau on Friday last. Mrs. Morrel
is transferring to Honolulu.