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Misj Elaie Wilcox.
Why not send some of
Kauai's pretty girls
to the Territorial
Fair? Sweets for the
sweet, fairs for the
fair. Kauai for the
prize. Everyone is
Kauai the Great, (he
grand, the fertile, the
beautiful, with her
varied resources, is
destined to become
the richest island on
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 14. NO. 10.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1918
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Lihue's New Postmaster
Honolulu, March 4. An Associated
Prcsso cablo totho Star-Bulletin says
that M. G. Santos has been nominated
for postmaster at Lihuc.
The nomination o Col. Howard
Hathwaay ns Collector of. internal rev
enue for Hawaii was confirmed on
The following persons registered at
the Hotel Lihuc today: Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. Lcc, O. Henrique, John A. Palmer
T. J. Lee, O. Henrique, John A. Palmer,
Mr. and Mrs. F. 0. Awana.Mr. and Mrs.
J. It. Souza, Miss C. Docock, Charles
C. Lewis, and D. E. Mooney, of Hono
lulu; Fred Rlcso, Fatima, and Theo
dore Martin of San Francisco.
School Garden Contest
The position occupied by pupils of
the various schools participating in the
Garden Contest is now as follows:
First, Lihuo; second, Kapaa; third,
Waimca; fourth, Anahola; fifth, Mak
aweli; sixth, Hanalol; seventh, Kala
heo; eighth, Koloa; ninth, Wailua;
tenth, Haona; eleventh, Kauai Gram
mar; twelfth, Hanamaulu.
J. H. Moragnc, the Road Supervisor,
and 11. H. Lowrlo of tho Public Works
Department, went out to Kapaa Land
ing, last week, to make some sound
ings to determine the depth of the har
bor and learn as far as possible the
nature and contour of tho bottom.
There is a movement on foot to im
prove tho harbor at that point, so that
tho Intor-Island steamers can land
y and discharge freight with greater
safety. This work is apparently be
ing dono under tho direction of tho
Harboiv Commissioner. It is said that
the channel is a good one, and will
perhaps not need extensive dredging.
The Filipino Fan
It's a cold day when that Filipino
fan who sits down front at tho Tip Top
Theater stays away. Ho was absent
one night last week, and of course it
rained. He always brings "tho wifo a'
tho kids," and smiles pleasantly, no
matter how much tho boys josh him.
,IIo smokes somo mysterious substance
which Induces smoko shock, and which
may be tho 'brand which used to bo
known on the plains as "buffalo chips."
Ho never wears a coat. Ho says tho
boys in tho trenches need clothing,
and ho is going without now so that
ho will be used to it when tho govern
ment puts a ban on clothes, by and
bye. Ho says he does not hesitate to
indulge in his favorito brand of tobac
co, because tho few soldiers who have
tried the brand he smokes are all dead.
Watch Paper for Food News
A. Hobard Case, tho Food Com
missioner, advises every store keeper
on tho Island to subscrlbo for tho
Garden Island. Ho says ho will en
deavor to supply us with information
in regard to new and old regulations,
and considerable timo will bo saved by
watching the columns of this paper.
This week we present tho rules shown
at the meeting in Lihuo last Saturday,
hoping thus to accommodate our read
ers and help in making the provisions
of tho fiid requirements plain.
Revenue Officer Conies
It. L. Crawford, Division Deputy
from tho Internal Ilovonuo office at
Honolulu arrived on Kauai, this morn
ing, prepared to render assistance to all
income tax payers in making out their
income tax returns. Ho will re
ceive post oillco money orders, cash
ier's or certified checks, but undor tho
ruling of tho department is not
permitted to accept cash money or
uncertified individual checks.
Ho will visit different places on
tho island and render whatever assis
tance Is required. Tho oxact dates
of tho visits to tho different points
will be announced later.
Tho timo for filing all incomo tax
returns has been extended to April
In this oxigency and crisis tho Gov
ernment is anxious to have tho tax
payers, or as many of them as possi
bly can, pay at once.
Baldwin Must Serve
Douglas E. Baldwin, of tho Hawaiian
Sugar Company, at Makawcll, whose
name came before tho district exem
ption board on an agricultural claim,
has been turned down by that body.
Baldwin's claim of 3 L (necessary as
sistant of necessary industrial enter-
.prise) was disallowed by tho district
board, this action sustaining tho rec
ommendation of the local Kauai board.
Tho majority of tho district board
claimed that tho registrant "could
Veadlly be replaced."
Pineapple Industry Essential
The pineapple industry of tho Is
lands has been declared by tho gov
ernment to bo "an essential." This
is pleasing news, and surprising, in a
way, as tho 'pineapple interests did
not a3k for total exemption, but did
'ask that their industry be not declared
an unessential one. The army officials,
irecognizlng the very beneficial ele
ments of food contained in the pineap
ple, commandeered the entire A-l out
put of tho Hawaiian pineapple canner
ies. Now the government has declared
that the industry is an essential. This
will mean that expert employees will
probably be classed as skilled farm la
bor, and be exempted from draft. This
will depend, necessarily, upon tho view
taken by tho draft board.
Hawaiian Sugar Co's Report
At tho annual meeting of tho Hawai
ian Sugar Company, held last week,
Manager D. B. Baldwin gave a report
which showed that tho crop yield for
1017 was 2S.0G0 tons, which includes
tho production of the Gay & Robinson
fields, as well as tho Hawaiian Sugar
fields. Tho crop has been free from
pests, and very littlo damage has been
done by tho leaf hopper and cane bor
ers. The planting of tho crop for 1019
was started on May 1, 1917, and the
total acreago thereof is 4,128. The
company paid out in bonuses during
tho past year tho sum of $30G,9G7.91.
According to the treasurer's report,
tho net receipts from sugar for 1917
amounted to $2,G71,4S2.77. Total re
ceipts from all sources, $2,74S,G12.31.
The expenditures amounted to $2,936,
587.75. Tho balance carried forward
Y. M. C. A. Reception
On Thursday night at Makaweli a
forewcll social was given to Rev. Cruz
and to Mr. and Mrs. Jovior. Mrs. Jo
vior is a sister of Rev. Cruz. Tho lat
ter has been in charge of the Metho
dist Church at Makaweli for four years.
He has given up his pastorate there,
and with his sister and brother-in-law,
will go to California, where he expects
to locato in Los Angeles.
There were sixty-five persons pres
ent. Mrs. Jovior played selections on
on tho harp, which is said to have
been very attractively performed. Mrs.
Souza, of Koloa, sang a solo. Sho has
an alto voice which is charming. Mrs.
Jovior, Mrs. 'Souza and Mr. Yampo
sang. Mr. Jovier had been president
of the Y. M. C. A. at Makaweli. He
gave an address in Tagalog, as did also
Mr. and Mrs. Brown, who had been
connected with Y. M. C. A. work on
tho mainland, were present, and gave
a talk on Y. M. C. A. activities.
Thomas Cunnningliam and John A..
Kealoha, two of the Kapaa homestead
ers who went to Honolulu recently to
ondeavor to securo planting agree
ments with tho directors of tho Makeo
Sugar Company, were unable, it is
stated, to make definite arrangements
and secure signed agreements, but
they have already commenced to plow
their land, in preparation for planting.
It is understood that tho matter of
securing water for irrigation will bo
taken up at the annual meeting of tho
company, which was announced to
take place on March 4th. Tho situa
tion seems to bo that tho Makeo Com
pany has somo ten months old cane
which they desire to irrigate, but they
aro willing to alternate with the home
steaders. This arrangement seems to
bo satisfactory to all parties. This
will make it necessary to allow some
of tho land to lio fallow, whilo tho re
mainder Is kept in cane. Tho direc
tors of tho company say they aro will
ing to buy all tho cano tho homestead
ers can or will raise, but that thoy
aro not prepared to make advances
without knowing tho crop will bo car
BIG FOOD CONSERVATION MEETING TO
' EXPLAIN HOW TO HELP WIN THE WAR
RULES GOVERNING SALE
FLOUR AND SUBSTITUTES EXPLAINED CLEARLY
SO THAT NONE NEED GO ASTRAY
Quito a number of tho island mer
chants attended a meeting at tho Court
House on Saturday, in response to a
call sent out by A. Hobard Case, Food
Commissioner, who desired to make
plain so for as possible, details as to
tho requirements of the laws govern
ing tho sale of food products during
Not all of tho store keepers attend
ed, as many at the more distant points
did not receive the notice in timo.
There were forty-four present, how
ever, and thoy were all attentive no,
not listeners, but talkers. Tho haoles
seemed to be fairly well advised as to
what tho Food Commissioner hoped
to accomplish. How to accomplish
It was not of easy solution, however.
Many of tho storekeepers have been
and are till unable to securo a suffi
cient supply of substitutes to sell with
Mr. Case stated that because of this
fact, rice could bo used as a half sub
stitute, that is, with a fifty-pound bag
of flour, twenty-five pounds of rice and
twenty-five pounds of some other
cereal could he used, until the 9th of
March only. At that date the one-
half rice rule goes into effect.
Among other things, dealers wore
impressed with tho necessity of using
Hawaiian grown coffee, as conditions j
aro now such that this has become
M. Tagashi interpreted for the Jap
anese, and evidently endeavored to
make matters clear to them, but some
of them say thoy did not understand
clearly, as Tagashi was born in Ha
waii, and doesn't juggle tho words in
true Japanese style.
Yuen Kee, of Walmea, talked Chi
nese to beat tho band, the boat, and
tho train, and the aeroplane. He told
them everything mentioned in the
rules, and then some. He explained
to them that every timo there was a
war or a revolution in China, thous
ands of people died from slow star
vation. He told them tho United
States was now at war, and being
much wiser than those of the Pake
land, were endeavoring to so manage
matters that not only tho solllers, but
everybody else, might have plenty to
eat. The Chinese saw tho point
readily enough. Yuen Kee is somo
If the orientals understand exactly
what was required, they did well.
Among those present were M. Jar
din, M. Fernandez, M. Costa, of Ke
kaha, La Sloy, of Kekaha, A. Buch
oltz, of Koloa, Awa of Koloa, C. Bayer,
of Makaweli, R. Roendahl of Eleele,
Erling E. Mahlum of Walmea, Herman
Rohrig of-Lihue, Robert Fountain of
Lihuo, T. T. Kuramoto of Kekaha, J.
Souza of Kealia, J. I. Silva of Eleele,
and Joe Gomez of Hanapepo. There
wore others whoso names were not
readily obtainable Ryo flour, it was
stated, can bo sold without a substi
tute. The sum of $11.35 was collected
for the Red Cross.
Tho rules posted and explained are
The following regulations wero an
nounced: 1 No back orders to be allowed.
Only sales of white Hour when cereals
or substitutes can be sold at the Bamo
2. "Franklin" flour is not a substi
tute, but may be sold alone until notice
is received from Washington.
3. Rice to be considered only as a
half-substitute. That is to say, with a
fifty pound bag of flour, twenty-five
pounds of rice, and twenty-five pounds
of some other cereal must ho sold.
But temporarily, until tho morning
of tho 9th day of March, rice will bo al
lowed as a straight substitute, and tho
half-rice rulo will after that automati
cally go into offoct.
U. S. Food Administration Rules
Tho following U. S, rules have been
prepared and arranged by tho local
agent, A. Hebard Case, with a view of
presenting tho various requirements in
a concise form, and in such a way that
thoy may bo easily understood:
Explanation. The term "fifty-fifty"
rulo, refers to tho equal weight of flour
as compared with tho weight of other
cereals which must bo sold at tho
OF MEAT, WHEAT, WHITE
Retailers must always sell flour on a
fifty-fifty basis, even when substitutes
have been purchased from somo other
Wholesalers may sell flour only to
retailers provided that he has absolute
proof that substitutes have already
been purchased from some other
source. Ho must have sufficient proof
of act to show administration.
Flour should never bo sold to cust
omers whom the retailer knows to be
non-consumers of flour. Nor when the
retailer has suspicion that the buyer in
tends to sell or trado tho same with a
view of evading tho law.
Stores should never sell flour except
on a fifty-fifty basis to Hawaiians for
the purpose of mixing it with pol or
Only seventy per cent, delivery of
flour to bakers and retailers. That is,
soventy per cent, of normal require
ments. To hotels, bakeries, hospitals and
restaurants, stores may sell one pound
of substitute to four pounds of flour.
Stores are requested and expected to
sell only Hawaiian or Kona coffee.
Rye flour is classed as a wheat prod
uct, but it may be sold without substi
tutes. It should not bo sold on wheat
less days, however.
Graham flour is classed as a wheat
product, and must be sold with substi
tutes. In selling graham flour, thirty
per cent, substitutes are necessary.
That is, seven pounds of graham flour
to three pounds f substitutes.
Whole wheat flour is a wheat prod
uct, and must be sold with substitutes.
In selling whole wheat flour, sell as
with graham. That is, with seven
pounds of flour, sell three pounds of
The following are classed as substi
tutes: Corn meal, corn flour, corn
starch flour, rice flour, corn grits, hom
iny, barley flour, barley meal, oat meal,
buckwheat, potato flour, sweet potato
flour, banana flour, soy bean flour, roll
ed oats, Feterita flour, Feterita meals,
Not over half tho amount of substi
tutes at any one time.
Endeavor to discourage tho uso of
rico as a substitute.
Potatoes cannot bo sold as substi
Middlings is a wheat product, not a
Wheat breakfast foods are not sub
Crackers, macaroni and similar prod
ucts aro not substitutes.
When In doubt as to whether any
certain product is a substitute, ask
yourself whether it contains wheat. If
It does, it is not to be used as a substi
Wheatless and Meatless Days
Note. Pork is meat. Meat refers to
cattle, hogs, sheep, and their products.
Monday Is Wheatless Day
Stores should not sell or deliver any
wheat products, such as: Wheat flour,
ryo flour or ryo meal, crackers, maca
roni, pastry, wheat breakfast foods, or
cereals, white wheat bread, whole
wheat flours, graham flour, middlings,
or anything containing wheat or wheat
Note. Orders can be taken for sale
and delivery next day.
Cutomers should arranggo to make
their purchases on tho proper days.
Tuesday, Meatless and Porkless Day
Stores should not sell nor deliver
moat nor meat products, such as: But
ter, mutton, pork, or their products,
whether fresh or canned. Sausage,
bacon, ham, lard, lard compound (such
as tho Wescrn Meat Company's), veal,
lamb, deviled ham.
Note. On meatless days, stores can
sell: Chicken, rabbit, fish, eggs, ducks,
turkey, oysters, lobsters, crabs, clams,
shrimps and other sea foods, sardine?,
cheese, and vegetablo compounds (not
lard nor beet).
Encourago and urgo tho uso of
Wednesday Wheatless same as Mon
Thursday and Friday
No rules for these days at present.
DIscourago tho uso of wheat flour,
(Continued on page 5)
Local and General
Tho trial jury camo into court this
morning, ready for business.
The north-caster which prevailed last
Friday seemed very much like winter.
Nawlliwlli Garage made delivery of
a 1918 Chovrolot Eight to Dr. Branch
Kalel Montgomery has been sick
abed, but is up and around again. You
can't keep a good man down.
Nawlliwlli Garage received a 1918
Hupmobilo from tho coast last week.
This is tho first 191S Hup to come to
Mrs. William Bade, who has for
many years ben a resident of Koloa,
died there last Saturday of pneumo
nia. Artist Christmas is now in Waimea,
sketching In tho Waimca canyon, and
painting some of the grander scenes
for which that locality is famous.
Most every island of tho group has
"gone wet," since the storm. Jupi
ter Pluvius will go on a spree, once In
Publicity concerning the National
Guard must henceforth come from tho
nilltary censor of the Hawaiian depart
ment, Major H. C. Merrlam, U. S. A.
Dr. A. K. Hanchett, a brother of
Deputy Crowell, was also called. Dr.
Hanchett, by the way, is a graduate of
the Harvard Medical School, in Bos
ton. There is in tho Court House a
sandal wood chest in which docu
ments wero formerly stored. It Is
nearly seventy years old, but is still
In good condition.
Representative Harrison and Humph
ries of Mississippi and Houston of Tex
as, are urging the President to appoint
Edward M. Watson, tho Honolulu at
torney, as Governor of Hawaii. '
Notwithstanding that plowing by the
use of two stationary engines and a
cable was ono of tho earliest meth
ods, it is still in use on tho West Side
to some extent. The tendency now
is all toward the use of caterpillar
Deputy Sheriff W. O. Crowell, of
Waimea, has been confined to his
bed a week or so with an attack of
pneumonia. . He has been under the
care of Drs. Waterhousc and Tuttlo,
and Is now on the road to recovery.
Raymond C. Brown, P. O. Box 242,
Honolulu, wants tho address of every
poultry raiser on Kauai. He is offer
ing prizes for the best exhibit of poul
try at tho coming Territorial Fair, to
be held In Honolulu from June 10 to
Fred Dyson of Kauai appealed from
the decision of the Kauai board of
registration, to tho district board. Tho
local board voted that his claim of
2 C be disallowed. The district board
fgund that ho was a skilled farm labor
er, and that sustained his claim.
Somo of tho merchants are expe
riencing great difficulty in securing
cereals in amounts which will ena
ble them to sell in tho proportions
demanded by the Food Commissioner.
It is often impossible to procure the
necessary supplies. "No have got, how
C. F. Smith and Eric Rassmussen,
tho two young Norwoigans mentioned
recently as having arrived on Kauai,
have "caught on." Mr. Smith is em
ployed as a typewriter at the store
of Hofgaard & Co., at Waimea, and
Mr. Rassmussen has accepted employ
ment as a luna for the Hawaiian Sugar
Mr. Davison recently visited the Hai
ku plantation, on Maui. Ho declared
upon his return to Honolulu that he
had not yet made an offer for that
plantation, but that ho had looked over
tho field there. Ho added that ho
might bo able to say more within a
few days or a week. He expects to re
main on tho islands about two wcoks.
Spitz has the agency for various
makes of autos, and has recently taken
tho ngency for the new Chevrolet
oight, a car that enjoys a great reputa
tion in the East. It Is a high-class ma
chine, both in appearance and action,
and looks Hko a twenty-five hundred
dollar car. It is soiling for $1800, how
over, and looks like it was richly worth
Soveral parties went to Koloa Sun
day to see the Spouting Horn, but it
wasn't working. On Saturday the
waves dashed high, on this side, but
tho weather was comparatively calm
on the Koloa side. On Sunday a whale
of some proportions was plowing thro
the water about a thousand feet off
shore in tho vicinity of tho Spouting
Horn. Tho beach was alive with Ha
waiian and Japancso fishermen.
Alien Enemies Register
The papers and tho order for tho
registration of alien oneniics arrived
on Knual by the last steamer, and
registration commenced Monday. Two
were registered yesterday. Prints are
taken of both thumb and fingers on
Because He Hit the Pipe
Putting up a now stove is not a very
pleasant job, for most men. Thoao
who endeavor to do it usually acquire
a coating of stove blacking, considera
ble anger, and somo heat not made
with wood. A Lihuc man who tried it
last week surprised his wifo with his
actions and facility of expression. Sho
now threatens to havo him arrested,
"because ho hit the pipo."
Industrious Schoolma am
Miss Catherine Graham from San
ta Clara, California, arrived on tho
Mauna Loa Thursday, en route to
Koloa, where she will teach in ono
of the public schools. So many good
teachers havo come to the islands
as graduates of the Normal School at
San Jose that parents always feel
that for any one to come from that
section is considered a very good intro
duction. Miss Grahame went wiklwikl
to tho scene of hor labors, and was
roady to hanahana by the time tho
clock struck 9. An industrious kumu
kula, ail right. She's maikai.
Honolulu Auto Pilikia
C. W. Spitz of Nawlliwlli was former
ly solo agent for the Chevrolet car.
Several months ago there was a plan
on foot in Honolulu to organizo a new
automobile company under the name
of tho Hawaiian Auto Sales Company,
and Sumner S. Paxson, who was vice
Chevrolet car. Spitz and Schuman
wero to be at the head of tho company,
and Sumner S. Paxxon, who was vico-
preident of tho Schuman company, was
to have been interested. Tho Honolu
lu papers now state that tho company
was never formed, b6cause interested
parties wero not satisfied with the
terms of the incorporation. Tho Schu
man company has now discharged Mr.
Paxon, claiming that his services wero
not satisfactory. Paxon has in turn
brought suit against the Schuman com
pany, claiming they violated the law
by accepting tho autos for sale, when
tho company which it had been plan
ned to form, was never completed.
Paxson has gone to tho Royal Hawai
ian Garage Company as manager.
Spitz is now solo agent of the new
Boys Need Discipline
A number of school boys of tho
Walmea district are apparontly on tho
downward path, and unless they re
form, are destined to spend a term in
the penitentiary. They aro all quite
young, and to that fact thoy owo
their liberty today. They range in
age from fourteen to sixteen, but
are already showing a tendency to
crime which is sad to observe.
Wo omit tho names of the hoys,
hoping they will avoid any further
difficulty. It is a sad thing when a
bad reputation becomes attached to a
boy. It is hoped tho boys will seo
the error of their ways, and not again
Threo or four of them decided they
wanted an auto ride. At least one of
one of them knew how to drivo. They
first wont to Deputy Sheriff Crowcll's
garage, and pushed his Chrovrolet out
of the shed. The battery had been
removed from tho machine, how
ever, and It wouldn't run, so they
abandoned It. They then tried to get
Into the Von Hamm-Young garage,
but failed. Thoy then went to tho
garago of J. P. Kahlbaum, where they
pried out the staplo to which tho lock
was fastened, took the car out, and
drove it about thirty miles.
When Mr. Kahlbaum had occasion
to uso the car next morning, he no
ticed that the staple fell to the ground.
He also noticed mud on the scats.
A littlo further examination showed
that the auto number had boen plas
tered over with mud.
The boys were later arrested by an
officer, and wero fined tho nominal
sum of $10. Thoy will probably not
ecapo so easily, It caught in further