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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 14. NO. 5.
LIHUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF, HAWAII, TUESDAY. JANUARY 29, 1918
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LIKE NEWS OF
S. T. Cnrr of Honolulu is In town.
J. Htischor anil Georgo Tom of Hono
lulu, nro In town.
W. A. Loulsson, of Honolulu was a
visitor this week.
i L. B. Borclko, of Ktlnuca, wus In Li
huo for a short visit, this week.
Tlio next meeting of the local Cham
ber of Commerce will be held on the
21st of February.
William Silvn, an old kamaainn, and
ono of the oldest residents of Maui,
died at Wnikapu on the 13th.
Word has been received of the death
of John Noll, at Detroit, Mich. He
was formerly store keeper at Kealla.
Another puzzle. Try to think of
something which the big Llhuo depart
ment store does not carry in stock.
County Engineer J. H. Moragne,
returned from a business visit to
Honolulu last Friday.
Guy Haddock, the chemist at Grove
Kami, has bought a Dodge roadster.
Strangely enough, the scat is just wide
enough for two.
Thoso interested in taking Short
hand and Typewriting lessons, "please
call on Mabel Thompson, Kauai High
School for particulars. Advt.
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Wilcox returned
to their homo in Honolulu Friday
afternoon after a short visit with rela
tives and frieflds In Llhue.
The arrivals at the Lihuo Hotel this
week included S. T. Carr, V. 15. Doty,
Samuel C. r.yrne, F. W. Vallle, and H.
C. l'ohlmann, all of Honolulu.
Mr. C. H. Wilcox made a hurried
business trip to town last week; going
over ono day and coining back the
Major Frank L. l'utman has been
elected a member of the Honorary
Staff of tho Queen's Hospital.
"Big Hen" Vickors, representing
Tlieo. II. Davies & Co., has been tour
. ing the island in the Interest of that
Mr. and Mrs. C. Mascr returned this
morning from a month's vncation
at the volcano. Mr. Maser is greatly
improved in health.
Tho fact that G. N. Wilcox, a stock
holder of tho Inter-Island company, is
heartily in favor of the proposed now
steamer schedule, ought to have con
siderable weight with the company.
T. C. McDonald, formerly of Lihuo,
who is now a resident of Honolulu, has
been arond tho islands this week in
the interests of tho Canadian Coal Co.,
for the sale of whoso bonds ho is the
Honesty Is still a very good and prof
itable policy. A valuable fountain pen
was left on tho writing desk of tin
post oliico ono day this week, it was
found by an employe of the ofllce, and
returned to the owner.
Tho cocoanut is of slow growth.
Our early residents wore all too caru
less in tho planting of cocoanut
groves, and tho caro of those which
already existed. Hut hogs? Why we
can raise more hogs than any of the
other islands of tho sea.
Dr, Seymour, Optician, has not been
on Kauai for nearly three years. His
coming visit will bo limited as to
time, but if you will drop him a lliu
in advance, he will arrange to meet
you before he returns to Honolulu.
Tho lot surrounding the wireless
plant has for lo, thoso many years
been overgrown with weeds and grass.
For the past wcok or so men have
been at work grubbing out tho weeds
and cleaning up tho lot. It has im
proved the nppeuranco of tho property
Charles F. Loomis, tho Y. M. C. A.
secretary for Kauai, returned this
week from an extended trip to tho
mainland. Besides visiting tho head
quarters of tho association in Now
York, Mr. Loomis visited moat of the
army training 'camps throughout tho
It is reported that tho National Guard
on Kauai will soon bo drilling again.
Tills s mighty good news. Now that
Sergeant C. Byrne has arrived to take
active hold of the drilling, it is to be
hoped that the Guard will again re
gain somo of its old-timo enthusiasm.
Geraldine Farrar. tho heroine of tho
play Joan tho Woman, recently shown
at tho local theater, was born and
reared in Molroho, a suburb of Hoston,
tho city of baked beans, art. science
and literature. Sho has a grand opera
voice, anil up to lust winter was a
mombor of a grand opera company
playing tho circuits of the larger cities
of tho Fast.
Littlo Mary Pickford, the sweet
heart of tho films, (Oh. sho's married;
but everybody loves her, just the
same) will bo seon In Lihuo on the
screen in "The Prido of tho Clan." at
tho Tip Top theater on Friday, tho
iirst of February. Kr.paa will seo her
ilrst. on tho 31st of January. Sho will
appear at Waimea on Saturday, tho
2nd, at Makawell on tho 4th, at Eleole
on tho Gth, and at Koloa on tho Cth,
She's a sweet body and u good actress.
District Court Notes
Tho cases of a Portuguese, a Fill
plno and a Jnpanese charged with in
fractions of tho County Automobile
Ordinances, wero tho only ones to
come up last week. In each case a
fine of $10 and $1.00 costs were im
posed by his Honor and defendants
C. 1). Hofguard of Waimea has serv
ed tho government either as assistant
postmaster or postmaster, on Kauai,
for tho past thirty-five years. During
a greater portion of the time ho has
been postmaster, he has paid out from
five hundred to a thousand dollars n
year for clerk hire, more than the al
lowance ho received for that purpose
from tho government. Talk about pat
riotism. What is the matter with that
kind of patriotism?
Food Products Display
Have you dropped in, in passing
through Eleelo, to see J. I. Silva's
Food Products Window? It will re
pay you to do so. The display is of
Interest alike to Food Conservation
inst and Homesteader.
Oflocal province, there is to be seen
fresh taro, Irish and sweet potatoes,
cassava, starch or pla, bananas, pino-
applos, (both fresh and canned) Ha
waiian rice and beans.
A few imported foods, such as the
non-wheat cereals, which should now
be used in place of thoso containing
wheat, are shown; and also, as sub
stitutes for meat, a variety of salt
Ilshes, and Lima, Dalzu or Soyu, and
Gnrbanzu or Spanish beans.
The Useful Eucalyptus
The Australian eucalyptus, or blue
mini, grows very thriftily on Kauai,
is tho conditions here prevailing as
to soil and climate seem lo bo exactly
suited to Its growth. On the main
land tho culturo of the eucalyptus has
become quite a fad. Ileal estate
igents have been doing some very
ilambuoyant advertising about the blue
sum One would think, if he did not
know better, that the tree was the
most useful among all the trees tint
grow. We would not minimize Its
value, but no good can result from
the printing of false statements. The
growing of blue gum for cord wood Is
not extremely profitable, no matter
any real estate agent may say. The
production of eucalyptus oil, however,
Is an important Industry, and would
be far more so, If the public could be
brought to a realizing sense of its
value as a medicine. It is the main
Ingredient of the medicine known as
Llsterino. This so rapidly attained
recognition among the medical fra
ternity as a prophylactic, and at the
same time a healing oil, that it was
named in honor of its principle ex
ponent, Dr. Lister.
Kapaa "Hollers" About It
The Kapaa hometseader.s have sent
up a "holler" which is loud enough to
ie heard in Honolulu. And that is
going some. Hecauso tho ears of Hon
olulu olllce-holdors seem to bo select
ive. They only hear what they want
to. Hut tho Kapaa homesteaders have
as a matter of safety sent a man over
there to whisper in tho ears of tha
powers that be. that THE KAPAA
HOMESTEADEKS WANT WATEIt.
That seems to bo a reasonable request.
If they get it, tlioy will nfiso cane, and
if they don't get it. jthey will raise
Cano. With water ginning by their
doors, they havo nover a drop to irri
And for further cause of complaint
they allege that when tho leases ex
pired, and the land was thrown open
for settlement, they went In good faith
and applied for land, oxpocting that
they would havo water to irrigate with
front the dlch by which the same land
had hitherto been irigated.
Thoy state that tho irrigutlug ditch
was leased to tho plantation, but that
thoy havo not been ablo to learn
whether tho lease expired when tho
laud lease expired. No one seems to
know. In any case, the plantation uses
the water, and tho homesteaders aro
not allowed to do so.
i lie homesteaders say that if thoy
cannot bo assured of water for Irriga
tion, it will bo useless to pluut cane.
An 1 if cane Is not planted pretty
soon, It will lie lato to plant this sea
son. J. Mundou wont over to Honolu
lu last Tuesday to seo if arrangements
could bo made whereby tho homestead
ers could bo assured of water for irri
The Mcllryde Plantation Company's
store Is selling gasoline at 27Vf cents
While Lihuo was having heavy
rain 1 .ill during the past few days,
Koloa Homestead and Waimea wore
gettln,; their share of it.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Knkiuchl, of Wai
mea, lost their week-old baby boy,
Toslo, which died at that place yostor
day. The steumer Hyados brought 1500
tons of freight to Port Allen last week,
and t.)ok away a full cargo of 1500
tons of sugar.
M. U. Jardln has been reappointed
postm '.ster at Knlaheo, formerly
Home. tead. Tho government evident
ly kne ,vs n good thing when it sees it.
Abe Buchholtz, the Koloa Plantation
store keeper, says that tho price of
cotton and wool has risen to surpris
ing fl tires, as a result of war con
dition . For cotton goods which
forme ly cost 17 cents at wholesale,
he nov has to pay 30 cents. Woolen
goods ,iro nearly three times as high
as tin y wero three years ago.
The Kauai Hallway Company has
recen;'.y built an addition to its sugar
warel. mac. Capt. Leavitt, the man
ager, ;eports that tho warehouse is
now (J.'i feet wide by 525 feet in length.
Tho uncertainty ns to the probability
of se .irlng tonnage for transporta
tion 1 1 the crop was probably a con
trollii : factor of the addition to their
alreacy largo warehouse facifities.
Mrs. n. Manthei died at Makawell
Hosp,i.il on Friday night, tho ISth,
and v -s buried at Waimea on Satur
day, he leaves a husband, K. Man
thei. 'ae section lima at Kekaha, and
her n jthor, Mrs. Andrecht, also of
Kokal.a. Mrs. Manthei was about
fifty j cars of ago. She has for some
time ;.een suffering from a cancer,
and d ed following a major operation.
Fra.ik Cox, mine host of the Waimea
Hotel has recently been appointed
postm ister at that place, vice C. H.
Hofgijrd. He has not yet received
his cemmission, which will arrive by
mail U'.ter. Cox was formerly chief
Yeom u in tho United States navy.
The ;.rmy oflieiuls have sought him
out, i u.l offend to him a similar
position, but he feels that he cannot
afford to give t.y lite 'msliioiis at this
time. And he probably feels that his
exper once in tho navy entitles him
to a position of greater worth. Ho
says ho has not yet decided to go,
at an ' . events.
The name of the postofilco at Homo
stead 1ms now been changed to Kala-
heo, r i the result of an order recently
Issuei by tho Postolllce department
at W ishington. There uro more
Homi deads than ono can shake a
stick t, on tho mainland, and sovcral
on the islands. The .similarity or
name resulted in tho misdirecting of
mail, ind tho old Hawaiian name of
tho v llage was therefore substitufed
for It. Keniembor to direct your mail
to Ki 'aheo, the next time you write i
to yo. r sweetheart, over there. And
if yi i don't receive an answer
promi Uy as you should, don't blame
tho p ;stollice department. The mull
is more reliable than the female,
William E. Smith, the postmaster
or Ko'.oa, reports that tho postofilco
at thLt place has transacted a very
heavy business recently. Whereas tho
businiss formerly ran about $10,000
per m.mth, it lias for some timo been
averat ing from ?15,U00 to $17,OU0 per
Meatless, Wheatless Days
Late reports from the Food Ad
ministration placo Monday in addition
to Wednesday on the list of "wheat
Meatless, Porkless Tuesday
D. Ota, of tho Tip Top Cafe, Lihuo,
is prepared to supply his customors
with WHEATLESS Steamed Hoston
Hrowu Ilread and WHEATLESS Corn !
Uread to order, for Mondays and
Wednesdays. Placo ordors early.
Thoro will be u demonstration of
War-breads at tho Hanamaulu school,
Wudnosday. Jan. 30th, at 2:30 P. M. I
All residents of Hanumaulu invited.
month. During tho month of Decem
ber the business totalled tho unex
ampled sum of $18,000. There are
very few cities on tho mainland of
ten times tho size of Koloa trans
acting such a tremendous postofilco
business. The remarkable Increase
is very largely duo to the increased
wages which the laborers have been
making on the plantations an a result
of tho share, or bonus system, re
cently put in operation. The Jap
anese, it is said, are very liberal con
tributors to the support of their loss
fortumUo relatives In tho homo land.
A. Jacobs, manager of the Kauai
Trading Company, at Koloa, has re
cently doubled the capacity of tho
store, and added a sky light. Trade
has increased to such an extent as to
demand tho improvements noted. The
company also canles on a lumber
yard, a garage, and other side lines.
Mr. Jacobs has been In tho general
merchandise business since ho was a
mero youth. He had charge, of a
store in tho Fiji Islands for twenty
years, and was in charge of tho ship
ping and customs service. He came
to Kauai several months ago, and has
made many improvements.
Mr. Jacobs is a British subject, and
is strongly pro-allie. Ho hits thirty
two relatives in the war, or did have
until h'toly. Four of the number have
lost their lives at tho front, ono of
them having been a brothel of Mrs.
The Hrltish have a regular lino of
steamers running between Fiji and
India, and Mr. Jacobs was enabled to
secure some very rare specimens of
Benares ware, and India brass ware,
somo of which is very artistic indeed.
It is all hand work, engraved with the
peculiar stylo of Indian art craft.
Ho ha.-, a large assortment of this
work, which is now very scarce, and
in fact, unprocurable at any price.
Mrs. Jacobs lias some cloisonne ware,
which is the real, old, genuine art
ware, which is now so rare, and of
which ono finds many imitations.
Mrs. Jacobs is greatly interested In
Hod Cross work, and is teaching a
largo class of girls to knit. "A crowd
of the littlo folks can be seen at al
most any hour of tho da, knitting
away industriously for those who are
lighting at tho front that America may
continue to be tho land of tho freo.
Elinor True, u winsome maid who
has studied Delsarte movements and
the poetry of motion, has been pleas
ing tho patrons of the Alexander
Young Hotel roof garden in Honolulu
for several months past. Sho has a
friend ("Slili-h, we don't daro tell his
namo) who induced her to visit Kauai,
and sho will be the guei of Mrs. E.
A. Kniidsen. Miss Tiuo will trip the
light fantastic to appropriate music
somewhere along about February nth
or 0th. She will appear at Waimea
Hall, and once at Mrs. Knudt,en's.
Miss True was a pupil of ltuth St.
Denis, who has an international repu
tation as a translator of beautiful
motions and attractive puses. Hei
dances are all of tho classic variety.
Sho will not lack for an audienc e. .
Hut Elinor. How could you pass
Lihuo? There aro plenty of chemists,
and agricultural experts, and attor
neys, and newspaper men, mid well,
quite a number of people hero whol
would give u protty penny to seo you
brushing the early "dews from sonic
of tho pretty flower-embowered lawns
beneath the cocoa groves and royal
palms of Lihuo by tl.o sea, to tin
pretty pleadings of a steel guitar.
Storms and Static
Static conditions, duo to tho heavy
rainstorms and extra amount of elec
tricity In tho air during tho past fow
days, have made it difficult to got
wireless messages through. Tho
wireless operator at Lihuo tells us that
every word of tho wireless which has
como to tho Garden Island during that
period had to bo ropoated threo tltnos,
in order to assure correctness.
: o : .
Exemption Appeal Hoard rofusos to
exempt majority of applicants. Among
thoso refusod exemption aro Solwyn
Kobinsou of Kuual, Alfred Magoon.
M. Magoon and John H. Guard, of
Tho Hoad master of Koloa district
has boon doing somo good work on
tho road in that district, placing as
phaltum and sand.
Visitors From Los Angeles
Mr. and Mrs. E. Grlpper. rcconi
panled by Mrs. R Shelhamer, mother
of Mrs. Grlpper. arrived on Kauai
tlilo morning from Los ngelos. to
visit Mrs. Shelhuinor's three other
(laughters, Mrs. E. Cheatham, Mrs. E.
Llvosey and Mrs. H. 1). Israel, all of
Kapna homesteads. Mr. Grlpper is
i civil engineer and lias recently been
identified with the California State
Fine Photographic Outfit
One would hardly expect to find in
a town the- size of LUiue o photogiaph
ic outfit such as .1. Senda has. He has
a portrait lens that is as good tin
money can buy. It N a Zeiss Ions,
known as one of the best that is man
ufactured. It is large enough to ad
mit sulliciont light to Insure practical
ly snap shots, thus enabling the op
erator to secure good pictures of chil
dren, which are usually very di moult,
because you cannot keep a child still
very long at a time, and there ale very
few lenses which are speedy enough to
catch thorn while they aro looking
Senda also has all by M view cam
era, which also carries a Zeiss lens of
more usual value and merit. The
light in ills gallery is all that could be
desired. In fact. It is not too much to
say that there are very fow studios on
the mr inland that aro bettor prepared
to do good work than Senda is.
Raise Hogs on Kauai
The Honolulu Advertiser says that
a local hul Is planning to purchase
the Japanese steamer Nlchigo Maru
to establish tradng connections be
tween the Hawaiian Islands and the
Marshall group, tho chief business of
which will be tho impel ting of copra
and hogs. Anything that will promote
trado is a good thing, generally speak
ing. Hut why go to the South Sea
Islands to get hogs? Why go there for
copra? Are we not negligent hero in
tills land of unexampled opportunity?
Hogs aro high, toml is plentiful, as
far as pasturage is concerned, and
corn can be grown in most sections of
Kauai very successfully and profit
ably. The initial cost of the scheme calls
for an expenditure of $50,(100, besides
the cost of the ship. For that money,
we could raise thousands of hogs
And why should we not do it?
Unreasonable Weather Clerk
The weather clerk has been behav
ing shamefully, of late. Over on Ha
waii they had hail on tho seashore
near Hllo. a thing which lias never
occurred before since the island has
been inhabited. Snow covered Mauna
Loa and Mauna Koa, but as thoy are
over ten thousand feet birth, that is
But on Kauai we had last week n
strong Koiia wind, and havo since had
some very heavy rain storms, with
thunder and lightning. On Saturday
morning snow was visible on the
summit of Waleleele. This mountain
is over 5.200 feet high, but as far as
any one has ever observed, lias never
befoio had a snowstorm. The climate
Is assuredly changing on the main
land. In Hoston, whore tl.o wintei
snows were formerly heavy, the snow
fall Is often now very light, and the
winters tame, compared with what
they wero fifty yt-.irs ago. There are
thousands of slegha in Hoston, but
one seldom sees ono in ii'-o. as the
snowfall is nowadays usually so light
that sleighing doesn't last long.
Tennis Mixed Doubles Contest
The preliminaries of tho mixed
doubles tournament to bo held by the
Lihuo Tennis Club Is scheduled to
start on Friday. February 15th. Th"
semi-finals must be pla;od by Maiv,
ilth, and the finals on SuturUa.. i;r
Sunday, March Gth or 7th.
As thoro aie more ladies than me,
entered in tho tournament it vv.i.
found neceo..r,y for somo of tho mo.,
to have two pa: .ners. Tills arrange
meiit opens up possibilities for somo
extremely fart and oxtitin:; pluy on
the part of a 1..10 g:.i Ionian, should It
become nee ;sar;- for him to play
Tho first round will bo played as
Miss Soiwv;ht and Dr. Young, vs.
Miss II. Sheldon an I C. A. Uico.
Miss K. M- i:itro mid K. C, Il.ipper
vs. Mrs. M. Ihoinp-oH and C. II.
Miss May Christian and A. II. Caso,
vs. Mrs. H. Wil..)X and E. W. Faso.
Mi. E. F. Wood and Dr. Young, vs.
Miss EIslo W.I.-ox and K. C. Hopper.
Miss II. 'iios and A. H. Caso, vs.
Mrs. C. II. Wilcox and IS. F. Wood.
Note the advertisement of the Llhue
Mont Markot In this issue, stating that
no meat will be sold in tholr markot
on Tuesday, the "Meatlosa Day," and
no pork on Tuesdays and Saturdays,
the "I'orklena Days,"
Health of Children
Dr. L. L. Patterson, of the tubercu
losis bureau, has been on Kauai as
sisting the five physicians hare in
starting a card system for keeping
record of the health or tho school
children. He returned ' to Honolulu
Pineapple Canning Process
Tito Kauai Fruit & Land Company's
pineapple fnctory is nt work again,
canning the luscious Kauai pineapples.
The process used Is very lntorostlng.
The first thing that attracts attention
is the earo used to insure absolute
hygiene In tho process. Most of tho
work is done by mnchlnory. After
tho core has been removed, every ves
tige of spines is removed. Then the
fruit is cut into slices which exactly
fit tho can, tho pure cano syrup is
added, the top is lightly fastened, tho
fruit Is properly cooked, and then tho
air is exhausted from the can. This
aids in preserving tho contents, and
holds tho cover on very securely when
the can emerges from the vacuum
tank. This is all accomplished with
out tho use of solder. Thus no drops
of lead aro left in tho can, no extran
eous matter of any kind has oppor
tunity to enter the can. Tho fruit Is
sterilized and freo from Infection of
any nature whatsoever."
And tho pineapple acquires a flavor
in Kauai that is very attractive in
deed. Pineapples will grow In many
places, but does not acquiro the best
flavor anywhere oxcept in a climate
to which it is peculiarly suited. Pine
apples will grow In the vicinity of Los
Angeles; but thoy don't want to.
Thoro is no nioro delicious fruit in
the world than pineapples, grown and
canned in the Hawaiian islands.
Red Cross Shipments
The Knual Auxiliary of tho Hono
lulu Hawaii Chapter of tho American
lied Cross shipped four cases today.
The most interesting case of the four
was one composed entirely of knitted
Tho Honolulu Hawaii Chapter of the
American Hed Cross has sent the
Kauai Auxiliary of said Chapter, the
following report of Hed Cross ship
ments sent from Honolulu during tho
Articles Cases Value
357.S07 23G $70,420.51
17,001 20 3,052.15
11,307 10 3,023.11
(This represents work done by the
Llhue Auxiliary, in the six months
after it becamo alllllated with tho
Natloual Hed Cross.)
The contents of tho cases wero as
Caso 15K: 4320 Surgical Dressings.
Caso lfiK: 108 Hed Shirts, 108 Hand
kerchiefs. Case 17K: 11 Knitted Helmets, 27
prs. Knitted Service Socks, 28 Knit
ted Sweaters, 21 Knitted MuIIllors, 55
pr. Knitted Wristlets, 30 pr. Bed Socks
and 52S Knitted Wash Cloths.
Cafeo 1SK: 30 pr. Flannelette Pa
Jamas, 40 Flanneletto Bed Shirts, 70
Handkerchiefs, 28 Ambulance Pillows.
Tho shipping department in Hono
lulu will placo tho value on this ship
ment and it will bo published in the
Garden Island later.
By the stenmer "President", which
left Honolulu Jan. 10th, tho Kauai
Auxiliary shipped four cases (N08.ll,
12. 13. 11), of lted Cross work. The
value put upon' these cases by tho
shipping officials is $1,255.10. This
sh'piiunt ri.iulsts of work dojio by
units liom Koloa to Hanalel. The
shipment goes direct to New York.
Tho Fourteenth Division Bulletin,
pul.Iishe.f by the Territorial. Insular
and Foreign Division American Red
Cros.f, Wr.sl.l:: ;ton, I). C, Jnn.l, 1918,
Vol. 1, No.l, contains the following
niport nt lii.'ructions to Knitters:
"Tho Department of .Military Holiof
and the Hureau of Development state
that tho demand for knitted articles is
in tlu order given: 1st. sweaters; 2nd,
socks; 3rd, helmets; 1th, wristlets;
Tho need for sweaters Is far greater
than tho need for nny othor knitted
Yarn for socks should bo washed
thoroughly in boiling water to avoid
Wood poisning from the dyes.
Knitted articles aro not being dis
patched abroad now, as warm cloth
iiii; 111,8 become so great a need for
our own boys in camps."
Philadelphia. Big blizzard tics up