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Plantation men will find
the teview of the Sugar
Market, on page 5, of
more than ordinary in
terest. It outlinet tKe
various measure! taken
by the Food Adminii
tration with a view of
insuring fair prices and
an equitable distribution.
Food production is as an
porlant as food conser
vation. We livt on the
Garden Isle. Everyone
should plant a garden.
Thus ue may help to
win the war, increase
the output of the Island
and help ourselves at the
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 14. NO. 4.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. JANUARY 22, 1918
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
Local Business Men Formu
- late Plan Which Obvi
Tho widespread dissatisfaction with
the present steamer schedule culmi
nated yesterday In a, meeting ot busi
ness men from various parts of the
Island, held for the purposo of dis
cussing tho subject In its various as
pects, with a view of arriving at a
reasonable solution of tho problem.
After a discussion of tho difficulties
and Inconveniences attending the
present arrangement, a free discussion
was entered Into, each one offering
suggestions as to methods which
might obviate the difficulties.
Under tho present plan, the Klnau
arrives at Nawlllwlll from Honolulu
on Tuesday, but cannot always dis
charge her freight In one day. As a
rosult she Is often delayed until lato
that night, or perhaps until tho next
morning. Yet she is expected to ar
rive here again Thursday morning
and leave Friday night for Port Allen.
Tho fact seems to be that she can't
make two trips a week and have time
to unload, and reload, and leave prom
ptly on schedule.
There was present at the meeting
held yestorday, H. D. Wlshard, book
keeper for Llhuo plantation; H. Wol
ters, manager of tho Makee Sugar Co.;
H. Uohrlg, manager of the Llhue
store; H. Barclay of tho Makee Sugar
Company, and manager of Kealla
store; E. H. W. Droadbent, managor
of Grove Farm plantation; G. N. Wil
cox, and Chas. H. Wilcox, of Grove
Farm; C. B. Hofgaard, district magis
trate and postmaster at Walmea; S.
Robinson, of Makawell; J. H. Moragne,
county road supervisor.
After a free discussion of the pres
ent situation, the following plan was
suggested and adopted unanimously
Tis tho sense of the meeting for a
method by which tho patrons of the
company on Kauai could best be serv
ed, and whereby the company could
handle tho most business, with ad
vantage to Itself and the satisfaction
and convenience to Its patrons.
Tho Klnau and Mauna Loa to alter
nate, each making a trip In four days,
Instead of attempting to make two
trips in six days.
Undor this plan, tho Klnau will
leave Honolulu, say Sunday evening,
and arrive at Nawlllwlll on Monday
morning. Sho could then discharge
such freight as was intended for this
port, and go on to Port Allen, and
return in timo to leave this port by
5 o'clock Tuesday evening for Hono
lulu, arriving there early Wednesday
Tho Mauna Loa would leave Hono
lulu on Tuesday evening, arriving at
Nawlllwlll on Wednesday. Returning,
sho will leave for Honolulu on Thurs
day, arriving in Honolulu on Friday.
The Kinau on the trip following hor
first one, having arrived, at Honolulu
on Sunday, would leave that port for
Kauai on Tuesday, arriving at Nawi
llwill on Wednesday, leave for Hono
lulu on Thursday, and arrive there on
Friday. That would mako three trips
In exactly twelve working days, for
It Is proposed that every steamer
leaving Honolulu touch first at Na
wlllwlll and land passengers and mail.
And that the steamer leaving Kauai
on Tuesday and Saturday, leave from
It Is further proposed that the Kinau
serve the ports of Koloa, Port Allen
and Walmea for freight, going to Wal
mea every trip, and leaving Port Al
len when leaving windward Kauai.
It Is further proposed that the
Mauna Loa servo Nawlllwlll, Ahukini
and, when opportunity offers, Kealla
This schedule is offered In answer
to tho complaint that tho Kinau has
not enough to do when making a trip
every six days, and gives her a chance
to take a full cargo both ways, which
sho cannot do when making two
trips In a weok.
a It Is also offered In the belief that
Kauai will be served more efficiently
than she has ever been before.
This plan, It will bo seen, would
give us mail and passengers every two
Tho meeting formulated tho follow
ing letter, which has been ordered
printed and cent by mall to every
storekeeper and plantation and ovory
business man or Arm who Is now a
patron of tho company, asking them
to indorse It and mail it to tho Inter
island Steam Navigation Company:
"To tho Inter-Island Steam Navigation
Gentlemen: Tho undersigned
approves ot tho following steamer
HClieilUlU, Hamuli, iiuuuiuiu
Kauai, and respectfully requests that
tho sanio bo put in forco at tho earli
est opportunity. Tho schedulo sug
gested Is as follows:
(Tho now schedule inserted hero)
This schedulo provides that steam
ers leaving Honolulu are to depart
direct for Nawlllwlll, and that both
steamers leaving Kauai on Tuesdays
and Saturdays depart from Nawlllwlll
at 5 o'clock, P. M. That the Klnau
lands pasengers and mall only at
Nawillwlli, and proceeds to Walmea
and way ports with freight on every
trip; that tho Mauna Loa handle tho
freight for Nawlllwlll, Ahuklnl, Koloa,
Red Cross Notes
The work of tho Koloa school child
ren for tho Hcd Cross has come to our
notice as distinctively deserving of
approbation, being unusually credit
able for workers so young.
Mrs. Jacobs has charge of the knit
ting, and Mrs. Waterhouso of tho hos
pital supplies section of the Koloa
unit, contributary to the Kauai Auxi
liary, ai'd It is duu tohelr untirtttg
efforts that tho results are so suc
cessful. The children's efforts are confined
mostly, In this section, to knitting,
and they aro turning out monthly a
goodly number ot articles such as
sweaters, service socks, wristlets, bed
socks, wash cloths. The more able
knitters havo now progressed onto
service socks, those being considered
the most difficult to knit perfectly, and
the work they are doing is quite equal
to that of adults.
Those In charge are most gratified
at results, as it shows what children
can do when their energies are di
rected along useful lines and the ex
ample set by the Koloa children Is
well worthy of emulation by tho other
Wo are glad to sec this useful art
of our grandmothers revived once
more for it means not nlone much
needed assistance to the Red Cross,
but will prove of great value after the
war In providing warm articles In tho
The Woman's Bureau, Territorial
Insular and Foreign Division of the
Red Cross, in its Jnnuary Bulletin,
innounces that the demand for knit
ted articles 1b in tho order given: 1st
Sweaters; 2nd Socks; 3rd Helmets;
1th Wristlets; 5th Mufflers.
The Kauai Auxiliary hopes to send
v number of ases this week. Hanalel
unit, under the supervision of Mrs.
Henry BIrkmyer, Kilauea with Mrs.
Josephine Chamberlain now at its
head, in the departure of Mrs. Myres,
Kealla!unlt under Mrs. Barclay and
Mrs. Sennl, have all made contribu
tions of surgical dressings, flannel bed
garments and knitted articles. These
together with the work from Koloa
and Lihuo units totals well and tho
workers are anxious to mako ship
ments that the warm garments may
reach the East, where they are needed
greatly just now.
AN UP-TO-DATE GARAGE
The Wnlmca Garage is -one of the
busiest places on the island. It Is al
ways crowded with autos In course of
repair. It Is one of tho most up-to-date
garages that one is likely to find,
as It Is equipped with turning lathes,
power drills, vulcanizing apparatus,
power air pumps, jacks, pits, and
about every appliance that can be
used in tho repairing of autos, in
cluding an oxy-acetali'no welding ap
paratus. This latter is one of the
most useful of all appliances, as -by
its use, garages are enabled to per
form feats of welding which formerly
could not be done except In the
largest machine shops. In tho early
days of autoa on the island, such
work had to bo sent nawy, and this
resulted in loss of time and consider
able extra expense.
The Walmea Garage has recently
taken tho agency for tho Wlllard
storage battery, which Is claimed to
possess many advantages. This
garage has, by tho way, a transformer,
so that auto storage batteries may be
loft for recharging. W. O. Crowell,
the manager, adopts every now in
vention tending to promote tho repair
LIHUE UNION NOTES
The regular quarterly Communion
Service was held on Sunday and was
largely attended by tho church mem
bers and others. Four new members
were added to tho church, and two of
them In addition wore baptized.
A special social was given for the
older children of the Sunday School
and their parents, on Friday evening
last at tho Llhuo Union Sunday School
rooms. A largo variety of gamos,
many of them new, original, and im
mensely interesting, were launched on
tho children, who took to them with
enthusiasm. Following tho more bois
terous games there wero some very
successful and original charades,
fomo of them bolng very clover,
The steamer Hyadcs, Captain K.
V. Lindberg, arrived Wednesday,
with about 1800 tons for various
poits on Kauai. She will tako a
full load of sugar, 45,00 tons, or
72,000 sacks, to tho refinerv nt
Crockett, California. W. J. Erich
and if opportunity offors, for Kealla.
I heartily endorse this schedulo
helloving it to bo the best solution of
steamer service to Kauai; that It will
allow each of these steamers to carry
a full load on both inwnrd and out
ward trips, and will be mutually ad
vantageous. This schedule will also
give Kauai better mall service than
she has over enjoyed before.
Tho adoption of this schedule Is
hereby respectfully urged by
TODAY'S AND LATEST
Honolulu, Jan. 22: Banana day
was a huge success. More than a
thousand bunches were sold locally.
General order number one of the
National Guard has been republish
ed, reiterating that the Governor is
Commander in Chief, and that all
oflicers act and hold commissions
only under him. This is taken to
mean that tho Governor had his
own way regarding tho Johnson
and Way no trouble, and that here
after Johnson will not undertake to
exercise his own authority in the
matter of hiring or firing office as
sistants. Shinyo Maru the Second which
would soon have been ready to sail
The Schooner Mahukona is wreck
ed in the South Seas. Total loss.
Two of crew saved .
Judge Ashford refuses to submit
any plan for the betterment of the
liquor situation, to board licensers
for approval by Stainbach and says
if board waits for Stainbach to ap
prove any food scheme they will
have wait until trump of doom.
Copenhagen: Christiania die
patches say the American terms re
garding food stuffs are acceptable
to Norway but shipping terms are
unacceptable and a new basis is
Washington: The President
says Senator Chamberlain's state
ment that the government has been
inactive and ineffecient in war pre
parations, is astonishing and un
justifiable distortion of truth.
Amsterdam : Heavy snowstorms
causing serious floods in Germany.
The river Fukla is overflowing.
Cassel half submerged. Villages in
Hesse flooded. Rhine threatening
Cologne, Hanover dangered, Berlin
tram service suspended by snow,
no laborers to remove.
Washington: The Prussian diet
in a resolution replying to Wilson's
quastion as to whether deb gates to
Brestli'ovsk represented the people
or the Kaiser said that they rcpie
sented the Kaiser who, under the
constitution, is alone empowered to
act in peace and war.
Stockholm: The Finnish diet
decided to authorize formation of a
force to preserve order. The socia
lists call upon the Proletariat to
join forces against the government.
Organization of rival forces already
begun, but not believed many will
join the extreme socialists.
London: Hundred seventy-two
crew of the cruiser Midullu, former
ly the Breslau, rescued. Hundred
thirty crew of the British monitor
Haglan, sunk in fight, rescued.
Turkish cruiser was driven in mine
field and blown up. Sir Edward
Carson resigned. I,oyd George ad
vises the King to accept Carson's
resignation, due to Irish question,
Locals and Personals
Nawlllwlll Garago received nine
teen Fords last weok, which wero
sold as fast as they could bo uncrated.
Tho McBryde Sugar Co. has mado
a list of all malos between the ages
ot 21 and 31 who have moved Into
that district since the registration,
and havo thus greatly aided tho draft
D. L. McBrien, of Crystal City,
Manitoba, Is visiting his uncle, Prof.
McCluskoy, of the Llhuo High School.
Mr. McBrien has three month's leave
after which time ho will report for
duty with tho colors.
Orders mado public from armv
headquarters stute that Sgt. Samuel
II . Byrne, Company I). 1st Infan
try, will take up duty as sergeant
instructor of the Kauai battalion of
the National Guard of Hawaii.
The Hawaiian-American Steamor
"HyadcB," undor the stress of tho
westerly last Saturday found It acces
sary to strike for open water for
safety. She roturned to her berth
at Port Alton tho noxt morning after
the weather had quieted down.
Judgo Dickey expects to leave for
Honolulu this coming Friday to meet
his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Dickey, who are now residents
ot Piedmont, a section ot Oakland,
California. They will sell their resi
dence In Honolulu, and expect to re
side permlnently In Oakland. They
wero formerly residents ot Maul, and
Judgo Dickey was horn there.
NEWS Br WIRELESS
I not to war.
Copenhagen: The Berlin Lokal
Anzeiger says that unless Trotzky
agrees to the demands of the Cen
tral Powers, when ho returns from
Bresthtovsk the Centralers will
break off peace negotiations.
Washington: Jan. 21: The
EaBt is observing the first Monday
holiday. All places of amusement
are closed, and only necessary trains
are running. All business houses
closed. Reports from widely vary
ing places state considerable change
of feeling among business men, who
appreciate now the necessities of
the period, and are making no ob
jections to the fullest compliance.
No violations reported
A bitter political fight is now on,
the President having announced his
intention of fighting the proposed
war council bill to the bitter end.
Stone, in the senate, opened an at
tack on tho republicans, saying they
are trying to make a political issue
out of the war. He denounced Pen
rose of Pennsylvania and Chairman
.Wilcox of the Republican National
Committee and declared that Roose
velt "is the most potent agent the
Kaiser has in America " Republi
can feeling is running high over
London: British casualties for
the week: killed and died of
wounds, seventy-six officers, 2277
men; wounded and missing 2213
officers, 14,477 men.
Washington: Dutch sign a pro
visional agreement with America
for chartering by the shipping
board of'eighty Dutch ships now in
American harbors, for one round
trip, carrying Belgian relief supplies
via Holland. The supplies may be
taken later to Switzerland, and
possibly the same vessels will be
used later in Java sugar trndct
Honolulu: Professor Bryan is
back front Washington and says his
prospects are bright. He declares
that Hutchins hasn't a chance.
Mrs. Blanea Vergara is a layover
passenger. She denies she is Mrs.
Desaulles, recently acquitted of the
murder of her husband and says
she is a distant cousin of that woman
London: The great strike in
Austria is spreading into Hungary.
According to Amsterdam advices,
the people are demanding peace.
Honolulu: Washington food ad
ministration wirelesses its willing
ness to grant permits to all foreign
ships desiring to carry fruit to the
coast. Applications for permits
must be made in Washington.
London: Charges and counter
charges regarding the aftermath of
the Camhrai battle are being made.
It, is alleged that tho attack was
made without sufficient disposition
of troops, and the higher command
and war council were not expecting
an attack to Ik? made.
Attorney M. S. Henriques, of Kapaa,
was host to a largo number of friends
on Saturday evening, Jan. 13. The
occasion being In celebration of his
admission to practice beforo tho Ter
ritorial bar. About two hundred guests
sat down to a well prepared feast, and
everybody enjoyed themselves Into
tho wee small hours ot the morning.
Mrs. Brodle, the eldest daughter ot
C. B. Hofgaard, of Walmea, was sud
donly taken 111 last Thursday at 7 o'
clock In tho evening. A physician was
promptly called, who pronounced It a
case of appendicitis. Mrs Brodle was
operated on at 11 o'clock tho samo
evening at the Makawell Hospital, and
survived tho shock ot the operation
successfully. She Is Improving, and
thought to be out of danger.
C. M. Lyons and A. W. Martin,
traveling agents of tho La Sallo Uni
versity, ot Chicago, are on Kauai In
tho interests of that Institution. They
aro soiling scholarships In the Chicago
Institution, which makes a specialty
of teaching accountants by mall. The
university gives other higher courses
also, included in regular freshman,
Junior and senior grades. They se
cured twenty-eight students on Kauai,
and havo a total on all tho Islands of
Mr. and Mrs. Elmor Schwartzberg,
ot Honolulu, havo been visiting tho
E. M. Cheatham's at their Kapaa
home for tho past two weeks. Mr.
Schwartzberg was called back to town
last Friday, but Mrs. Schwartzberg
will continue to enjoy the delightful
hospitality and Invigorating climate ot
the Kapaa homesteads for another
week. Mr. Schwartzberg is connected
with the real estato department ot
J. F. Morgan Co., Ltd., and Is an en
thusiastic booster for Kauai and for
Lihue District Court Notes
On Thursday Francisco Bscalaio,
Spanish, came up on the charge ot
assault and battery on Januario P.
Castro, both of Lihue.
It seems Francisco had n dispute
with Janunrio, complaining witness,
over some business transaction and
Francisco got angry nnd hit Januario
over the head with a big stick, In
flicting a scalp wound in the back of
the head, nearly knocking January
into February, at leaBt that Is what he
claims, ho having, some years before,
been in an accident on the plantation
train In conscquenco of which a large
slice of his frontal bone was removed
loavlng an ugly cavity on the side of
tho head, protected only by a thin
skin. Had the blow landed on that
part ot the head, Januario would have
been n dead man by now and Fran
cisco would have been in a bad fix.
As It was, Francisco was fined $15.00
And costs of court and discharged.
On Saturday night n Filipino pris
oner adorned with a ball and chain as
x recognition of his runaway proclivi
ties, again succeeded in making his
escape from Hotel Peter Malina, and
is still at large.
A suspicious early Sunday morning
burglary on Mr. C. W. Spitz's Nawlll
wlll premises, where several bottles
of gin and beer wero abstracted, Is
laid at the escaped prisoner's door.
He had succeeded In removing the
wire screen covering one ot the ware
house windows and removing two
panes of glass and part of the frame,
gained an entrance
In the forenoon the man was seen
n a caneficld behind the German
ohurch by a Japanese Irrigating there,
and fivo full bottles of beer besides
in empty one were found in his lair.
It appears that this man raided sev
eral Japanese houses also, while the
people were away to a wedding, nnd
oolly exchanged his prison garb for
clothes ho found hanging on the wall.
A diligent search Is being made for
the man, who, on his apprehension is
suro to get several years in the peni
tentiary. Mlguol Frlas, Filipino Jehu, drove
his auto in Lihue without a tall light
and was given a fine of $10 and costs.
Thursday evening, after tho show,
Deputy Sheriff Lovell raided a gamb
ling game in the Nawillwlli valley,
lust below the Lihue High School.
ren Japanese were caught rolling the
seductive bones and had to put up
JIL'U.UU ball for their appearance in
Court next morning. In this tho gang
failed and their hail was declared
forfeited and paid Into Court.
Mr. Lovell is doing good work. In
Docember the fines amounted to S10S2
and to date $918 has been realized
from his activities among the gamb
The continuous strenuous activities
of the Lihue police officials in eradi
cating gambling wero again crowned
with success on Sunday night, when
t raid was made in Lihue and twelve
Japanese gathered In. On Monday
morning their bail of $10 each was
forfeited in the District Court and
paid In. v
SCHOONER MARY FOSTER
MAY HAVE BEEN LOST
That the lumber schooner Mary E.
Foster, owned by Allen & -Robinson o:
this city, is foundering, or has gone
flown in a heavy storm off Duxbury
reef, on the California coast, is tho in
formation received here from San
Francisco. Last week a wireless mes
sage was flashed from the steamer
Idaho, en route from San Francisco to
Seattle.urging that a tug be sent to
the assistance of the Mary E. Foster.
The Idaho apparently went on her
way after sending tho radio for help.
Tho Mary Foster sailed from Port
I'ownsend Docember 19 with a cargo
of lumber for Honolulu. Sho must
have been considerably off her course
o be In distress off Duxbury reef
which Is 30 miles from tho Golden
Oato. A tug wns despatched to the
scene of the supposed accident, but
is the location was Indefinite, small
hopes are held for locating her. The
Mary E. Foster Is a 4-mastor of 950
E. B. Brldgowater, formerly of Li
hue, is now a resident of Hllo, where
'to has for a year or two boon connect
ed with tho Post. Ho has recently
severed his connection with that
paper, and has taken a leaso ot tho
Kohala Midget for live years.
Tho auxiliary schooner S. I. Allard.
v four-master, with power, has been
placed on tho Coast-Hawall run, by
the United States Shipping Board, and
has left San Francisco on her fivwt
run to tho Islands.
Emmallne, tho little threo-months-old
daughter of W. O. Crowell, of
Walmea, died last night (Monday tho
21st) ot pneumonia. Tho funeral will
tako place at 4 o'clock to-day from tho
Mrs. Melvlllo Dollar, daughter-in-law
of Captain Robert Dollar, died on
December 22, ot smallpox, which she
contracted In Shanghai, while visit
ing the native quarter ot that city.
Sho died within 48 hours after Infection.
Hackfeld Company Probably
Will be Removed From
The reorganization of the Hack
feld Company will result in benefit
ing a number of plantations on
Kauai, as well as a number of sugar
plantations on tlte other islands of.
the grout). .Many of the plantations
transacted business through the
agency of Ilaekfelds, which firm
supplied many of them with the
bags in which they tnnrketed thoir
sugar. Great Brtiain declared an
embargo on all goods going to
Ilaekfelds, and thus the supply of
bags was cut oil. Tlte Lihue Plan
tation, the Hanamaulu and tho
Waiinea plantations were affected,
and all of llietn found it necessary
to use other and less suitable ma
terial, and make their own bags.
This was both unhandy and ex
pensive. Firms the East complained,
also, as they could iind use for the
bags formerly supplied, while the
less valuable material in the home
manufactured bags was not avail
able for their purpose.
Beyond a doubl, now that the
firm lias been Americanized, Hack
feld Company will be removed from
the black list, and the standard
sugar sacks can once more be ob
DRAFT BOARD NOTES
So many exemptions have boon
claimed that, Judging by the return;)
now coming in, it may bo necessary
In the final analysis for tho draft
board to go into the second, third and
possibly tho fourth classification to
secure tho quota which Kauai will be
called upon to supply. 'I Ins Is the
,ucij of a hi) man, but wo. think it
will bo found somewhere near correct,
it seems rather surprising to noto that
thero aro so liiany men among tho
Japanese and Filipinos who express
a willingness to go. Tho majority of
tho Japanese, of course, would prefer
.o light under the Japanese Hag.
Occasionally one is heard to say that
he has been in tho islands so long
ihat ho much prefers not to return to
lup.tii. It seems difficult, in somo
.stances, to make tho foreign ele
..icut understand to questions.
Stmnge as it may seem, tho great
dt dilticulty is often met when the
aterprotcr is employed. The introp
o.ei's no d on lit translate the ques
tions properly, but many of them
aumblc over the word "exemption."
oomu members of the board who aro
.ciiuainted with the "pidgin English"
.o generally indulged In here, succeed
.dmlrably in imparting information
nd securing satisfactory answers.
The Japanese with one accord
esent thi implication given when
inked if they have ever been in Jail.
Naw," they say Indignantly, "Novor
ucicn In jail."
tiouio of them seem to bo the sole
ttpport of a surprising number of
olutlves. Futhers, mothers, sisters,
rothors, wife, aunts, uncles, all soem
o bo dependent upon one little man.
Wid in most cases these dependents
re In Japan, the Philippines, or soma
tther far distant land.
Thero are sections of tho county
.oad between Koloa nnd Homestoad
.vhlch aro very greatly In nedd of ro
,ialr. Heavy rains seem to havo
washed away tho surfaco soil, loavlng
.hreo-cornered plecos of rock protrud
'ng. Theso are very destructive to
tires. Tho road for tho greator part
of tho distance between Llhuo and
Walmea is in very good condition.
Thero aro plnces, howovor, whero a
coating of asphalt would bo a great
Charles A. Horswill, of Hono
lulu, representing The Dearborn
Drug Company, of Chicago, visited
Lihue, this week, and called at the
seveial stores between here and
Waiinea, wliere he took steamer for