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tin KWu Wilcox.
Why not send some of
Kauai (lie Great, the
grand, the fertile, the
beautiful, with her
varied resources, is
destined to become
the richest island on
Kauai s pretty girls
to the Territorial
Fair? Sweets for the
sweet, fairs for the
fair. Kauai for the
prize. Everyone is
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 14. NO. 9.
LIIIUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 26, 1918
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That Birthday Entertainment
The Examining Board
Local and General
Mr. and Mrs. D. P. II. Iscnberg mid
child nro on Knuni for an extended
Banana broad seems to bo as palatn
bio as it Is nutritious, and bids fair to
come into general use,
Mr. Harold T. Barclay is now Post
master at Kcalla, his appointment
, having been received last week.
' Owing to tho absence of Mr. Lydgato
next Sunday, tho regular morning scr
will bo replaced by an evening praise
service, to which every one is cordially
The wholesale price of refined sugar
throughout tho United States wont on
a basis of 7.45 cents, less 2 per cent
at all seaboard refining points plus
prevailing freight rates to interior
points, on January 7th.
Tommy Todd, on duty for Undo
Sam in New York, was recently mar
ried, and wrote homo in great joy
about it, but forgot to mention the
lady's name. Ho is a brother of Mrs.
T. Cunningham, of Llhuc.
Tho Bank of Hawaii is displaying a
service flag, with a star to represent
Lieutenant Carden, now at the front.
Ho was formerly a clerk In that bank,
hut wont to tho officer's training camp,
and earned a commission.
.The Kcauhou, which was sold to a
Manila firm, to be used in the island
copra trade, has reached Manila in
safety. She was in command of Cap
tain Warren Purdy, an island boy who
has risen rapidly in the sea-faring pro
fession. The standing of the various schools
lu tho Garden Contest on Feb. 21st
was as follows: First, Lihue; second,
Walmea; third, Anahola; fourth,
Kapaa; fifth, Makawell; sixth, Hana
lei; seventh, Knlahco; eighth, Koloa;
ninth, Wailua; tenth, Haena.
Mr. Christmas has very kindly given
a very beautiful painting of Kancohi
bay on the windward sido of Oahu, to
the Kauai Auxiliary of the Honolulu
Hawaii chapter of tho American Red
Cross. This picture is on exhibition
at tho Lihue Store and tho proceeds
from it will go to this very necessary
By special Invitation ttcV. J. M.
Lydgate will participate in the jubilee
exercises celebrating the GOth anniver
sary of tho founding of the Hilo First
Foreign Church, which will take place
in Hilo this coming Sunday. Mr. Lyd
gate is one of the very few remaining
earliest members of this historic
church, and will doubtless add much
to tho interest of tho occasion by his
reminiscences of those early days of
Territorial Fair News.
Honolulu, Feb. 25 Hawaii's exhibits
of livestock, field crops, fruits and
vegetables at tho territorial fair, Juno
10 to lfi, may bo inspected and Judged
by experts of national repute, detailed
to Honolulu for the specific purpose
by the U. S. Bureau of Animal Indus
try and U. S. Bureau of Agriculture
Acting on a suggestion from Harold
W. Itlco, the fair commissioner repre
senting the island of Maul, Chairmen
Ceorgo H. Angus has written the De
partment at Washington requesting
their cooperation and the appointment
of men for this work.
It is believed the Departments will
bo glad to assign experts, and that the
showing which island growers make
at tho fair will open tho eyes of tho
mainland visitors and help to give
Hawaii a splendid advertisement in
It Is not with a viow of getting ad
vertisement on tho mainland that the
experts are desired, howover. Tho
fair commission wants tho very best
advice for its exhibitors and the Island
growers in general, that is to bo had,
and tho one sure way to get It Is to
obtain os judges men known in Ameri
ca as leaders In these industries. Sug
gestions from such as these will bo
heard and heeded by local growers.
They will bring a spirit of optimism
and enthusiasm that should prove in
fectious, resulting In better livestock
breeding and more careful, Intelligent
and intenslvo agriculture by the island
Though tho Government's agents
are perhaps more busily occupied now
than ever before, becauso of tho vital
need for greater food production
throughout tho mainland, tho fair is
inclined to believe two or three can bo
spared to attend the territorial fair,
especially since the Honolulu exhi
bition is ,to bo held in June, a com
paratively quiet Bummer month, when
tho planting of crops in tho states is
ilnished and early harvest has not yet
A meeting was held at tho Japanese
dormitory, in Lihue on Friday ovening,
to celebrate tho anniversary of Wash
ington's birthday. Charles F. Loomis
was chairman and ho seems to bo an
adept at that sort of thing. Ho gavo
a short address concerning his recent
trip East, and drew a very forclblo
lesson from the fact that Woolworth
had been able to erect a twenty mill
ion dollar building from small profits
and quick turn-over secured in the
management of ton and fifteen cent
stores. Tho speaker then applied tho
lesson to small savings effected
through the purchase of thrift stamps,
and spoke of the saving of tho wheat
which had been accomplished through
tho obscrvancso of wheatless days.
Although tho mooting was announc
ed as an observance of Washington's
birthday, it seemed more like a beauty
contest. For thoro wore wahines u'l
nut. And most of them were Indus
triously knitting. If all of those girls
prove as industrious when married,
somebody is going to secure real
Professor McCluskuy, principal of
the High School, is a handy man. He
seems to be able to talk on most any
subject, with tho utmost freedom and
erudition. Ho said that instructors
were not as a rule, given much to
speaking, as it became a part of their
calling to seek to draw out the latent
knowledge in others. Then he went
ahead and spoke as naturally as you
please. In referring to George Wash
ington, ho said that there were three
prerequisites to success, equipment,
opportunity, and courage. He pro
ceeded to show that Washington pos
sessed all of theso.
Judge Dickey spoko of Washington"
in a very complimentary manner, and
made an Interesting address.
L. A. Walworth, the new assistant
secretary of tho Y. M. C. A. for Kauai,
was called on to givo a resume of his
work and experience in the Y. M. C. A.
"1 first becamo identified with Y. M.
C. A. work through tho activities of
an auxiliary society called tho Acoma,
which had been formed by students
of the Kansas University. I had yearB
before decided to make the Y. M. C. A,
my life work, and hero was my first
chance to enter into active participa
tion. Every June tho students of that
university went to Estes Park, in Col
orado, every summer. After confer
ence, during tho trouble with Mexico, I
was appointed one of three secretaries,
and was detailed to duty at Riflo
Range, a military camp situated bo
tween Denver and Golden City.
After that, I becamo connected with
tho work in Pueblo, In a railroad Y. M.
C. A., which had just been organized.
Pueblo is not a very largo city, and
I felt that I could accomplish more
by removing to some larger commer
cial center. So I went to San Francis
co. Not being able to secure Y. M.
C. A. work immediately, I went to
work at my trade In the Union Iron
Works as a ship caulker.
Last September there" arose a de
mand for an increased number of sec
retaries, and I left, my position, where
I was getting seven dollars a day, to
accept a little more than half as much
as an assistant at Oakland. There Mr.
Loomis heard of me, and made me an
offer to come to Kauai. I am glad I
came, and have acquired a lively in
terest in the wgrk here, and feel that
I will succeed. Mrs. Walworth and her
mother came with mo as far as Hono
lulu, where they remained to visit ac
quaintances for a week or so. When
tho house I expect to occupy is ready,
they will come to Llhuc. As soon as
the new residence for Mr. McCluskey
is completed, I expect to occupy tho
dwelling which will thus bo made va
cant. My oflico will bo in the building
in front of tho Court House, which
was formerly ocupled by Mr. McDan
iels." Miss Cates spoke very enter
tainingly, and her address was voted
to bo the best one of the ovening.
A vote was taken to seo who was
considered tho most popular man,
Washington, Lincoln or President Wil
son. Washington received eight votes,
Wilson fourteen, and Lincoln twenty
four. Ice cream and cakes were served,
and games wore indulged In.
Lihue Tennis Game
The first match of the Lihue Tennis
Club mixed doubles was played Friday
afternoon on the club's courts. Miss
Cates and A. II. Case playing against
Mrs. C. H. Wilcox and E. F. Wood.
Tho former team won G-4, C-3.
Thoro are a number of store-keepers
who seem to have difficulty in under
standing the requirements of tho food
commission concerning the sale of gro
ceries. All store keepers on tho lsl
and, therefore, have been Invited to
meet at the Court House in Lihue
next Saturday, tho 2d, by Food Com
missioner Caso, who will at that time
explain the matter thoroughly. Ho de
sires to have it understood that the
invitation is extended to all store keep
ers, of whatever nationality.
A Two Star Service Flag
At the Lihuo Union Church on Sun
day a now Service Flag with two stars
was displayed for the first time. This
flag is memorial of Miss Mabel Wilcox
and Mr. C. S. Dole, members of the
church now under orders at tho front
or on the way to it.
A committee was appointed to ex
press to these, our representatives,
our pride in their service, and our
sympathy and regard for them. It has
also been suggested that some articlo
of useful equipment might bo made
by the church members and forward
ed to them.
Lihue Hotel Crowded
The Hotel Lihue has been pretty
well filled, lately. Last night so many
came over from Honolulu that every
room in the house was occupied, and a
few regular customers urose at 3 to
allow the travellers who had been up
all night on the boat to have a little
rest. The recent arrivals includo J.
Twombly, of San Francisco; Allan
Dooue, Sydney, Australia; J. W. Leh-
wes, New York; Misses Getta F. Smith
and Marjorie F. Smith, Boston; W. S.
Reinecke, San Francisco, and tho fol
lowing from Honolulu: T. J. Dresky, I.
Scharlin, H. B. Brown, J. C. Tofman,
Mrs. F. J. Lee, George A. Showers, P.
Liddcrs and A. S. Knott. Mrs. L. A.
Walworth, Oakland, and Mrs. C. E.
Hazelrigg, of Kansas City.
Moving Picture Stunts
The world is not so very large,
after all. It is always interesting to
note tho side remarks indulged In by
attendants concerning tho films being
shown. There aro a few residents
hero who havo travoled largely. Such
exclamations as ".Why, that is Grif
fiths Park, sure as you live Just off
the Hollywood road, don't you know,
as you start up tho grade leading up
over tho summit and down toward
Glendale. And don't you remember
that cow-boy scene tho other night
when the little depot at Troplco was
shown?" "Yes, and don't you know
wo saw one of tho trails in tho park
only a few nights ago? And tho can
yon just above Santa Monica?" "Yes,
and remembor that sycamoro tree
where tho girl and her fellow were
sitting oh tho peculiarly crooked
branches? I know right where it is
Just on the edge of tho little dry creek
just before you get to Santa Monica."
"Why, .that's Marblehead, sure as
you live. I havo walked out on that
point many times, whoro Mary Pick
ford stands. And you know that old
boat they showed awhile ago? Well,
that was going right over North to
ward the rocky Island where tho big
hotel used to bo."
"Yes, and don't you remember that
big scene a few weHjks ago when there
were so many soldiers riding at break
neck speed? That was out at Universal
City. I remember that hill as well as
"Yes, and don't you romomber that
Coney Island scene? Ami the Hearst
news pictorials show places whero I
Some of tho night scenes of traveling
trains, shown recently, exhibited some
very ingenious photographic work, and
boiuo very attractive views, as well.
And many of tho horseback riding
stunts, where the riders fall off, seem
to involve some very daring stunts.
For, notwithstanding that films are
often pieced, and other sections in
troduced where dummies aro made
to play an Important part, there aro
many scenes which are genuine, and
procured only by the exhibition of the
greatest daring upon the part of rldors.
They do say that Spitz sold sixteen
Fords, this week. Ono customer ar
gued that he was in a hole, and could
n't afford to buy, Just yet. "Well,"
said Spitz, you never got into a hole
yet that the Ford wouldn't pull you
out of." Spitz sold the car.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Dean,
Fobruary 21, 1918, a son, William Mel
During tho storm last Tuesday morn
ing as tho Ktnau was proceeding to
Koloa from Nawlllwlll, when off Ki
pukal, Captain Gregory spied a Japan
ese sampan, which seemed to be In
distress. Upon closor examination
it was seen that the boat was just
about swamped. Captain Gregory took
the Japanese aboard and proceeded
on his way. The sampan later washed
up on tho beach, and was wrecked.
Tho fishermen of Kipiku arc salvag
ing the engine.
The senior mombcrs of the Lihuo
Union Sunday School lu I a very
happy time at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Lydgate on Saturday even
ing last. Following a devotional study
of the character of Lincoln, they
played games of various kinds, now
and old, with much enthusiasm and
enjoyment. But the most successful
feature of the evening was the acting
out of original charades, some of them
very ingenious, and many of them
excellent local hits. Among tho best
were Catskill, Ingratiate, Red Cross,
and the Garden Island. A little at sea
at first, tho chldren caught on with
surprising facility, and soon became
very ready both In originating and
working out the charades.
Schools Honor Washington
Washington's Birthday was prettily
observed at the Lihuo Public Schools
on Thursday afternoon. In default of
a suitable assembly room, the exer
cises wero given on the lawn of the
open court between tho buildings in
spite of tho very uncertain weather
which threatened rain at any moment.
Recitations, some very graceful folk
dances, motion songs by the little
ones, part recitations illustrative of
the lives of some of our groat national
heroes, the adventures of a little red
stamp, etc. The singing by tho upper
grades In chorus was very well done,
and vory effective.
Perhaps on the whole, tho most
pleasing number on the program was
tho folk dance, "Reaping tho Flax",
with a very taking interlude motif.
Tho program was finally hurried to
a close by the down-pour of rain
which fell in sheets, and which ma
rooned tho audience for an hour or
so, and placed a vory temporary prem
ium on umbrellas.
All Class I men have been Instructed
to go to tho postofllce to socure the
notices which havo been forwarded to
them summoning them to appear be
fore the various local boards for
physical examination on March 2nd.
Tho National Guard were examined
last Saturday and Sunday. Tho ex
aminations will be made at the various
localities aB follows;
Walmea and Kekaha, by Dr. Tuttle,
at the Walmea Hospital.
For Eleelo and Hanapepe districts,
by Dr. Dunn, at tho Makawell Hos
For Koloa, by Dr. Waterhouse, at
the Koloa Hospital.
For Llhuc, by Dr. Young, at the
For Kealia, Kllauca and Hanalel, by
Dr. Kuhns, at tho Kealia Hospital.
It Is understood that these local
physicians have power only to pasB
those who come within the stipula
tions demanded by tho government by
men of tho first class. In case of dis
abilities which may seom to disqualify
thorn, they aro to be examined later
by government physicians.
Somowhcro between six and seven
hundred men of Class I will probably
be called from Kauai, In addition to
those of the National Guard. Tho
indications aro now that tho National
Guard will bo called out first. The
officials are so secretive that news
paper men uro compelled to guess,
upon many points.
T. Cunningham, S. E. Lucas, and C.
Yapp, homesteaders at Kapaa, have
purchased a twenty-horso power cat
erpillar tractor of tho Yuba type. It
arrived Saturday, and the owners will
commence to plow with it at once in
preparation for tho planting of a crop
Captain Robert Lawson, the oldest
ship master In the Pacific, in active
service, died two weeks ago in New
York, of-pneumonla. He was for fifty
years in command of tho schooner
Fair Oaks, and was a frequent visitor
to island porta.
For duty in connection with physical
examination of draft registrants on
tho sovoral islands of tho group, Gen.
Wisser has appointed Captains Albert
V. Heunessy, Arthur J. Makley, and
Josoph P. Cleary, of the Medical Re
sorvo Corps. They will constitute a
medical travelling board, and will ac
company Major Charles B. Cooper, as
signed to tho selective draft work, on
a tour of Kauai, Maul and Hawaii.
West Side Red Cross Unit
The Western Kauai Red Cross unit
prints this resume to give their work
ers an idea of what they havo accom
plished In tho three months ending
January 31st. Tho work has doublod
during the month of Fobruary, and
more woolen garmonts could have
been knitted, had Honolulu boon able
to supply tho wool. Surgical work
has just been taken up. This class of
work could not be taken up sooner
because headquarters could not supply
tho units already engaged along that
lino. Tho surgical dressing afternoon
will be held after thi3 at the home of
Mrs. Eric Knudsen; at Kekaha, on
each Friday, beginning at 9 a. m., and
continuing all day. People can then
spend the time they can best spare to
the good work.
The Tuesday meetings are well at
tended, and much home sewing is
also accomplished. Boys as well as
girls aro knitting in the schools of
Kalaheo, Eleole, Makawell, Kekaha
Tho Walmea Sunday School class
hold a meeting at Mrs. Carvor's every
Friday where Miss L'Orango instructs
them in sewing and knitting. About
thirty usually attend.
From November to February, a total
of 5,781 articles were supplied by the
West side Red Cross unit. Included in
the articles sent forward were: Pa
jamas, 526 pair; Drawers, 369 pair;
Operating Legglns 315 pair; Bed
Socks, 502 pair; Fracture Pillows, 128;
Hot Water Bags, 132; Wash Cloths,
422; Handkerchiefs, 2054; Mufilers,
25; Sweaters, 11; Wristlets, 19 pair;
Socks, 12 pair; Helmets, 3; French
Caps, 4; Knitted Bandages, 450.
Grand Jury Report
The Grand Jury session lust week
found eight truo bills. Their report
reads as follows:
To tho Hon. Lylo A. Dickey,
Circuit Judge of tho Fifeli Circuit.
Sir: in accordance with the call,
your Grand Jurors met at the Court
Houso at Lihue on the 18th instant
andattor the roll call, your Grand
Jurors were Instructed as to their dut
Ics, and E. E. Mahlum was appointed
as our foreman by your honor, and
then retired to their room. Lawrence
Mundon was eloctcd as our clerk.
We then began to hear and investi
gate the cases that were submitted
with tho following result:
1. Territory vs. Joe Tau, charged
with assault with a weapon obviously
and imminently dangerous to lite.
True bill found.
2. Territory vs. August R. Agular,
charged with perjury. True bill found.
3. Torrltory vs. Fujil, charged with
murder in the first degree. No bill
4. Territory vs. John Gamboa, So
gunde Brunsuello and Fortunato
charged with kidnapping. True bill
6. Territory vs. Reveira, asuult
with a deadly weapon. True bill
7. Torrltory vs. Reveira, assault
with a deadly weapon. Truo bill found.
8. Territory vs. Benhani, charged
with burglary. True bill found.
9. Territory vs. Benham. charged
with burgllary. Truo bill found.
In conclusion, we wish to cull to
your Honor's attention the lack of
vigilance, and tho inattention on the
part of tho Deputy Sheriff of Kawut
hau, In not having witnesses in attend
ance, bo that their services could be
had when wanted. With this fact in
view, your Grand Jurors expect and
hope that tho police department may
in future pay more attention to duty,
so that the Investigation of cases by
the Grand Jury may proceed smoothly,
without haste, and without unneces
E. E. Mahlum, Foreman, L. J. Mun
don, Clerk, Herman Huddy, John Stan
shono, E. de Lacey, Henry Naurau,
Kamanl Atahu, Manuel Teves, Jr., H.
A. Moler, Iosua Keahl, Isaac Kalu,
Harry Metcalf, John Vlctoriano, Char
les A. Aid, James K, Burgess, F. A.
Alexander, Keuma, Jr., Joseph Souza
The Light Fantastic Toe
A subscription dance will bo held at
Walmea Hall on the evening of Satur
day, March 2nd. During tho evening
thoro will bo a ono atop contest and a
fox-trot contest, prizes for which havo
been offered by Mr. K. Roendahl of
This is ono of a series of dances
that have been held from time to
time either at Walmea Hall or at tho
homo of Mrs. E. A. Knudsen. The
uffalrs are greatly enjoyed and aro
becoming very popular.
L. A. Walworth, of Oakland, arrived
last wook to take up Y. M. C. A. work
on Kauai, as an assistant to Charles
Loomis, of Eleele. He has socured a
dwelling, and will bring his family
shortly. Thoy are at prosent being
entertained by friends In Honolulu.
Mr. Walworth has already visited the
Walmea side, and is much ploased
with tho Island and tho outlook for tho
work. It li understood that his work
will bo largely among the Filipinos.
His oflico will be in the office building
near the court house.
Few Minute Speakers
The United States Food Admin
istration is appointing authorized
speakers on Food Conservation
throughout the country. These ap
pointees are called "Few Minute
Speakers", and are to present their
subject in short talks at churches,
schools, club meetings, Red Cross
gatherings, and at any other meetings
to which they can obtain entry. Ma
terial for the talks is to be supplied
from Washington. The following have
been apolnted speakers for Kauai:
Mrs. S. B. Doverlll, Mrs. C. L. Hodge,
Judge C. B. Hofgaard, Mr. A. G. Kuu-
lukou, Mr. C. F. Loomis, Mrs. C. F.
Loomis, Mrs. J. M. Lydgate, Miss E.
District Court Notes
In tho District Court In tho case of
William Knalu, of Makawell, charged
with larceny in the second degree,
for the alleged stealing of a 45-70
Springfield rifle, was found guilty, and
was fined fifty dollars and five dollars
cost of court. His attorney, A. G.
Knulukou, gave notice of an appeal
to the Fifth Circuit Court.
On Sunday evening, two gangs of
gamblers were caught in Lihuo, none
of them apearlng in court on Monday,
their bail, aggregating $120, was de
Kutsuki, a Japanese Chauffeur from
Kupaia figured in some speedy driv
ing on Sunday, and was arrested by
C. J. Holt. Tho caso will come up
for trial today.
Some of tho Hawaiian ladies of the
Wulmea district met at tho Waimeu
Hawaiian Church, last Thursday, and
organized a club to bo known us "Aha
liui Ke'a Ulaula ona Makuawahiuo Ha
waii o Walmea." Its object is to help f
those in distress. Thoro aro twenty
five charter members.
Officers for one year woro elected ob
follows: President, Mrs. Samuel Koll
inol; vice.presldnet, Mrs. Lucy Wright;
socrotary, Mrs. Chang Yau; assistant
secretary, Mrs. Klpe Naumu; treasu
rer, Mrs. Kallpo Paahana.
The club will meet at the Walmea
Hawaiian church evory Thursday aft
ernoon at 2 o'clock.
Tho afternoon was spent In sewing
for the soldiers, to help tho western
unit of the Red Cross.
Liquor, Love and Pilikia -
In the case of the Torrltory vs. Yata
Koso. charged with assault, tho de
fendant was found guilty, and wus sen
tenced to six months in the county
Jail. He furnished bail in the sum of
two hundred and fifty dollars but camo
in later and changed his plea of not
Court that he had been drinking, and
guilty to guilty. He explained to the
felt that he was not entirely responsi
ble for what he did. He declared that
his behavior at that time was not rep
resentative of his ordinary gentleman
ly actions, and asked for the mercy
of the court. He Intimated that he
would bo ploased if a fine were im
posed. A fine of fifty dollars was
Imposed, which he paid with some
alacrity. This is the case which hap
pened at Hamakua, in which tho de
fendant was charged with an assault
upon tho husband of a woman with
whom he was enamored.