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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 14. NO. 13.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1918
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Lihue Tennis Games
THOSE VERY WICKED FILMS
NEW STEAMER SCHEDULE JAPANESE GIRL SUICIDE
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LUTHERAN SCHOOL PILIKIA
School Superintendent Makes
Investigation, But Does
Not Close School
Complaints have been madov to
Ilonry W. Kinney, the superintendent
-tfof public Instruction, that Fraulien
Maria Heuor, who resigned recently
from the faculty of tho College of
Hawaii, and who Is now teaching In
tho Lutheran school in Llhue, has as
sumed a decided anti-American atti
tude, andv has emphasized it on pat
riotic occasions especially. Tho Ho
nolulu Star-Bulletin stated that Henry
W. Kinney had taken steps to have
tho scool closed as a result. The Bul
letin reports Superintendent Kinney as
"Before 1 becamo superintendent,
the school hoard granted permission
to conduct a school in German on
Kauai. Last fall, after receiving an
oipinon from tho attorney general, I
notified that school that it could not
continue under the law, the law stat
ing that English must bo the medium
of Instruction. The German school
then changed Its cours-o of 3tudy, and
made English tho medium of instruc
tion. It is a private school.
"Since then complaints have been
made that Fra'uleln Heuer, formerly
of the College of Hawaii, had been
appointed a teacher by the private
school, and that she had caused con
siderable ill-feling In Lihuo by remain
ing seated on patriotic occasions when
every ono else stood up.
"I took this matter up with the attor
ney general, who advised me that the
department had no authority over pri
vato schools, except with regard to the
moral character of the teachers.
"I am thoroughly convinced that it
is not proper that any child, irrespect
0 live of nationality, in this territory,
should bo taught by a teacher who
manifests an attitude such as Frauleln
Heuer has shown.
"If she makes, herself so conspicu
ous by these professed anti-Airierican
acts, then she should not be allowed
to teach " any ono In this territory,
either In a private or a public school.
"Tho department has no legal au
thority to enforce her suspension or to
close up tho school. I have written
to a certain person who I believe has
influence regarding the school in Li
hue he is an American of German
antecedents and asked him to do
what ho could toward rectifying the
Superintendent Kinoy adds that he
has also consulted District Attorney
S. C. Huher, and has been advised that
the course he has pursued is the cor
Concerning Miss Heuer's alleged un
patriotic acts in Honolulu tho writer
has no personal knowledge. We have
investigated the school matter here
however, and have not been able to
find anyone who could bring any
charge against Miss Heuor in regard
to her.conduct as a teacher. Tho Ho
nolulu Bulletin announced in its head
ing of tho article that Superintend
ent Kinney had taken steps to close
tho school. The text of the article,
however, did not warant the heading
as tho. article Itself will show. And
it is considered a part of good copy
writing, to write a head that will be
borno out by tho subject matter.
0. Maser, who is ono of the teach
ers, has been a resident of tho Island
twonty-thrco years, Is a citizen of the
United States, and the auditor of Kau
ai county. He states that no informa
tlon has been received from Superin
f tondent Kinnoy in regard to tho clos
ing of tho school, and that in fact no
causo has been given for any such
Mr. Maser calls attention to the
fact that tho school has been as pat
riotic as any, and that no lack of pat
rlotism has been shown by any one
connected with the school He states
further that during tho past Ave weeks
the sum of 1278.25 was invested by tho
pupils of tho school in thrift stamps.
This makes an uverago of $7.72 per
pupil, which he thinks Is a commenda
0 Mr. Maser states also that tho teach
ers are now planning a Junior Red
Cross unit, and that tho woik will be
taken up 'after tho caster vacation.
Aside from all this, considering that
tho Lutheran school is now an English
school, and there are plenty of public
schools In Lihue, It seems that the
Lutheran school might with perfect
propriety be closed.
During war time, especially, a
school for Germans is almost sure to
be the causo of disstvtlsfuetloiv and
The last round of the preliminaries
of the Llhue Tennis Club's mixed
doubles tournament was played last
Tho results of tho preliminaries are
Miss Sheldon and C. A. Rica beat
Miss Searight and Dr. Young, G-2, 0-2.
Miss Christian and A. Horner, Jr.,
boat Mrs. H. Wilcox and Mr. Case,
Mrs. Wood-and Dr. Young beat Miss
Elsie Wilcox and K. C. Hopper, G-4,
Miss H. Cates and A. H. Case beat
Mrs. Chas. Wilcox and 13. F. Wood
Miss K. Mclntyro and K. C. Hopper
beat Mrs. Maud Thompson and Chas.
H. Wilcox, 9-7, G-2.
The seml-flnals will be played as
Miss Sheldon and C. A. Hlce play
Miss Christian and A. Horner, Jr.
Tho winners of the. above match
play Mrs. Wood and Dr. Young.
Miss K. Mclntyro and K. C. Hopper
play Miss H. Cates and A. H. Case.
The Shehlon-Hice vs. Christian
Horner match Is being looked for
ward to with a great deal of Interest
as Itice and Horner are, without
doubt two of the most expert racket
wielders on Kauai. These two sterl
ing players opposing each other' will
Insure a large crowd of fans along the
side lines the day of their match.
Lihue District Court News
Leonardl Auguilar and Leonarda
Manila," charged with a statutory of
fense, had their cases nolle prossed.
as there was not suillcient evidence
Y. Yokogawa drove an auto loaded
with passengers up to the county
building without having a license to
drive. Inspector Henry Aki's eagle
eye detected It, and Yokogawa had to
put up $10' ball, which was forfeited.
Segunda Alberta pleaded guilty to
stealing giant powder, fuse and cape
from the county tool house on the
sentenced to serve six months in jail,
short-cut road near Lawall. He was
Roman Eslet, charged with fishing
with giant powder, had his case nolle
prossed for lack of evidence.
Pomalo, a Filipino, ventured through
Llhue Saturday night without having
his tail light burning. It cost him
$10, which ho forfeited.
Chank Kim, alias John Kim, who
was charged with chicken stealing and
with receiving stolen goods, had his
case go over for two weeks to April
8th, Mali Lum, a witness, being absent
Miss Abbio Newton, who has been
visiting the alumni of the Kamehame
lia School for Girls, on Kauai for a
week past, left for Honolulu on Fri
day. Slio found twenty-five alumni,
and twenty-five persons also who are
now registered as attendants The
Kamehameha School is supported by a
fund provided by tho Bishop estate,
and its privileges are extended to girls
of Hawaiian blood only. "This Insti
tution has contributed very mater
ially to the educational Interests of
the Hawaiians, and the benoflts ac
cruing to its pupils cannot be meas
ured by mere dollars and cents. The
school maintains a reputation for thor
ough and effective work' .Hawaiian
girls desiring to secure an education
are invited to communicate with Miss
Mr. Walworth, of tho Y. M. C. A., is
planning to have sports and athletic
exercises and playground activities on
tho basoball Hold near tho court house
every Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4.
Ho will attempt to provide sports suit
able for tho smallest tot who can
come, and for tho oldest who care to
All tho school boys, and children of
all ages, aro invited to take part, as
well as those of older growth.
He is planning to have baseball
games, volley ball, calesthemcs tumb
ling, wrestling, and any other sports
for which ho may bo ablo to secure
tho necessary paraphernalia.
Don't forget. Come to tho baseball
grounds next Saturday afternoon.
ii it :t i! st it it ii it :t it n n it it it it it it it ti it it it it
constant Irritation. It seems, therelore
that tho host and most satisfactory so
lution would bo, not tho persecution
or pnnnyanr-o of the teachers, but tho
closing of the school.
Lad Who Tried to Wreck the
Kalaheo Teacher's Cot
tage Gives Details
Willie Nunes, the fourteen-year-old
hoy suspected of having exploded two
slicks of dynamite under the teachers'
cottage at Kalaheo, on Monday night
of last week, was arrested within
twenty-four hours. He had taken a
pair of blankets, and gone to a cane
Held, where he slept that night. He.
was tracked by an officer, and discov
ered in his hiding place. ,
Tho boy did not seem to rcallzo tho
enormity of his crime, nor the results
which It would under ordinary cir
cumstances have been attended with.
He freely admitted that he had ex
ploded the dynamite, and stated that
he had secured the explosive, caps and
fuse from one Segundo, a Filipino,
who, it ' is stated, had taken them
from a magazine where they had been
stored for road work. Segundo, tho
boy stated, had taught him how to
attach the fuse and caps In order to
explode the dynamite.
The boy Nunes was , sent to tho reform-school
at Honolulu some months
ago, for a minor offense, but was later
released at the request of his father.
Considerable adverse comment has
been been heard -here because the
Honolulu authorities dldnot consult
with tho committing magistrate here
before releasing the lad. The failure
to do so might easily have resulted in
murder, and would undoubtedly have
so resulted, had the hoy been better
acquainted with the peculiarities of
the explosives which ho used.
Manuel Nunes, the father, and Mrs.
Nunes, the mother, are very estima
ble people, and have the sympathy of
the public In the sorrow brought up
on them through tho misbehavior of
their son. it is Bald that the lad fell
out of a tree when quite young, and
has never been altogether responsible
mentally since that time. He knows
what he Is doing, beyond a doubt, but
fails to rcallzo the consequences.
When questioned by tho officers and
Judge Dickey as to why he had placed
the dynamite under the school cottage,
ho said that ho wanted to frighten
Miss Martin. Ho said that when ho
attended school, his teacher was Miss
Martin, and that she had the pupils
sing every morning. He explained
that he didn't like to sing, and that
Miss Martin punished him every morn
ing when he so refused. He harbored
tho grudge for months, and planned to
frighten Miss Martin by exploding
dynamite under her bed room. The
cottage floor is several feet above the
ground, and the force of tho dynamite
was largely downward. The teachers
in tho building were naturally fright
ened by the noise and shock of the
explosion, and when the second ex
plosion took place, they were still
Tho boy had placed two sticks of
dynamite, ono with a short fuse, and
one with a long one. The result was
that the first explosion was followed
by a second. The boy did not know
which room Miss Martin occupied,
and placed the charge under the wrong
part of the building.
The boy was taken before Judge
Dickey Tuesday morning, who sentcn
ced him to the reform school for tho
Uilance of his minority.
Segundo, the Portuguese who took
tho dynamite from the magazine, was
later arreBted, and was sentenced to
servo six mouths in tho county jail.
Passion Week Services
Tho Passion Week services now In
progress at the Llhue Union Church
have for their general subject the
themo of Social Service. Monday af
ternoon it was National Social Service
with special reference to Food Con
servation and Red Cross Work with
.Miss Elsie Wilcox and Miss K. Mcln
tyro, respectively, as speakers from
Tuesday afternoon it is Social Ser
vice for children their needs and
what can bo dono for them physically
and morally, with brief tulks from
Miss Kuhlig and Judgo Dlckoy.
Wednesday it will be Social Service
for adults, which will be presented by
Mr. Loomls, representing the Y. M. C.
A. work, and Mrs. Lydgato, Domestic
Aid. These services will be at 4 p. m.
and will be brief and to the point.
Friday, being Good Friday, tho ser
vices will bo hold at the regular
church hour, 11a. m. and will Include
tho celebration of tho Lord's Huppor.
Fernandez Explains Case and
Offers Co-operation, but
Says Films High Class
Some complaint has been heard re
cently as to the character of some of
tho films shown at the local theater.
Not as to tho artistic beauty of the
groupings, or the photographic work,
both of which are beyond censure. Ob
jections were made to the showing of
dance hall scenes, views of saloons,
gambling and drinking, and still more
objectionable places. Some have been
In favor of forming a board of censors,
similar to that recently formed in
The Garden Island reporter has in
terviewed William Fernandez, tho
manager, who states that he has en
deavored to secure the best films that
money would buy. He shows the
Hearst-Patho Weekly News, the Bur
ton Holmes Travevl Pictures, the Par
amount Pictures, and the three serials
per week. These are known as tho
most artistic films that can be prp
cured, so far as art Is concerned.
Mr. Fernandez states that he has of
his own volition, written to the Con
solidated Amusement company, of
Honolulu, with whom ho deals, stating
that ho has heard some complalnes
as to the moral tone of some of the
films, or ratliei'j the alleged Immoral
tone, but that the company replied
that it was endeavoring to secure the
highest class films made, and that the
films sold by'them had been shown on
the minland, and had been pronounced
by managers as universally successful
Mr. Fernandez says that he has
been spending two and three times as
much for tho Paramount pictures as
he would havo had to pay for Inferior
pictures, and has endeavored to give
the public what It wanted. He has
gone to this extra expense in securing
the most artistic films that could be
had, notwithstanding that it has not
not been profitable for him to do so,
from the purely financial standpoint.
Hp explains that there Is not a suffi
cient number of theater-going peoplo
here to make the theater profitable,
and that he had sometimes thought it
would bo better to close tho theater.
Mr. Fernandez says he is willing to
co-operato with any board of censors
that may bo appointed to superviso
the films to be presented if such should
seem to be the deslro of his patrons.
He says, however, that what may not
please one class, most assuredly does
please another, and that It Is a prob
lem that Is far from being one of easy
Mr. Fernandez also explains that ev
ery theater manager in the islands
pays twenty-five per cent more for
films than do the theater managers
on the mainland. This is so bc.cause
the big film companies charge for tho
use of films from the minute they are
released in San Francisco or Los An
geles. By far the greatest majority of
motion picture producing companies
aro located In Los Angeles. Tho re
sult Is, that the Honolulu agouts are
compelled to jiay tho producers for the
use of the film while it is en route to
the Islands. They must necessarily
pass this charge on to tho local thea
A Filipino Social
The good people from the Llhue
Union Church who aro especially In
terested In the Filipinos, conducted a
social for them at their camp last
Friday ovening, which was a great
success in spite of untoward, condi
tions In addition to tho old familiar
games some now ones wero introduc
ed, to which they "caught on" with
ready enthusiasm, and altogether,
they had a most hilarious and enjoy
able time. Much of tho success of the
evening was duo to tho excellent mu
sic furnished by tho volunteer string
band fuinlshed by the Filipinos them
selves. The affair closed with light
A special Easter service will bo held
at the Lihue Union Cl'iirch not Sun
day w:th i'l proprinto music, etc, lo
which oil rre most cordially invito-!.
At this time our regular annual con
tribution to tho work of the Hawaiian
Board will bo taken. Everyone Is re
quested to specially remember this
collection with a generous gift.
1 J. M. LYDGA'TE.
Seems to Give Equal Service
to Both Sides of Island
Probaly Please All
The meeting recently held by tho
Kauai Chamber of Commerce, for the
purpose of formulating a time table
to submit to the Inter-Island cpmpany,
has at iust borne fruit.
Tho company last week notified its
patrons that it would change its pres
ent schedule,- and that It has, with a
view .of bettering its service, and ac
commodating so far as possible all Its
patrons, adopted the following plan,
which will be effective on April 1, live
Tuesday Mauna Loa (extra) Koloa,
Nawiliwili and Ahuklnl, 8 a. m.
Tuesday Mauna Loa (extra) Koloa,
Nawiliwili and Ahuklnl 8 a. in.
Wednesday (regular) Kiuau, Na
wiliwili. Friday Mauna Loa, Waimoa, or to
Saturday Kinau, Nawlllwlll, Ahukl
Wednesday Mauna Loa, from Na
wiliwili, 5 o'clock p. in.
Thursday Kinau, from Port Allen.
Friday Mauna Loa, from Waimea or
Saturday Kinau, from Nawiliwili,
Thus it will be seen that so fur as
Nawiliwili and Lihue aro concerned,
the Kinau will arrive regularly from
Honolulu on Wednesday and Saturday.
The Mauna Loa Is scheduled to ar
rive at Koloa, Nawiliwili and Ahuklnl,
on Tuesdays, but is marken on the
schedule as "extra." If tho Mauna
Loa arrives here each Tuesday, that
gives Llhue three steamere a week.
But the Mauna Loa apparently leaves
Nawiliwili on Wednesday at G p. m.
This would seem to Indicate that she
will come to Nawiliwili on Tuesday,
go on to Ahuklnl, and thence to Koloa,
returning to Nawiliwili on Wednesday.
The departures from Nawiliwili will
be as follows: Mauna Loa on Wednes
day, Kinau on Saturday.
Tho now schedule at least assures
Nawiliwili of two steamers per week,
lo and from Honolulu direct, Wai
mea gets one' steamer per week direct,
and Koloa one direct, mall for each
place arriving on that side by steamer
twice n week. Thus the south side
of the island gets two steamers per
week, same as the north side, and
there remains no cause for jealousy.
This is not. exactly the ichedulo ask
ed for by tho people, but It seems to
bo equally satisfactory, and apparent
ly is as just to all parties and districts
as it could well he made.
The board of equalization has pass
ed upon the assessments for tho var
ious sugar companies of the territory
for tho year 1018. Tho assessed val
uation of the several Kauai planta
tions for tho present year is as fol
lows: McBryde Sugar company, $2,
GOO.O00. Makcc Sugar company, $1,
7G0.000. Grove Farm, $700,000. Lihue
Ranqh, $1G0,000. ' A. Robinson, Nil
hau, $175,000. Lihuo Plantation, $3,
750,000. Kekaha, $2,500,000. Kilauea
The McBryde company, the Makee
Sugar company, Grove Farm, and the
Lihuo Ranch are assessed at the same
valuation which was placed upon them
last year. The assessment of tho Ko
loa company was Increased $100,000.
Gay & Robinson's assessment was In
creased $100,000, and Kohala $50,000.
The assessment on Lihuo Plantation
was reduced $250,000.
Remembering the Shut-ins
Sunday afternoon was a red letter
occasion for tho Inmates of tho Ma
helona Hospital at Kapaa. A little
party from tho Lihuo Union Church,
currying with them a small folding
organ, visited the institution, and gava
them a littlo entertainment, singing
hymns with them and telling them
bible stories. We understand that It
Is tho plan to give them such a treat
Returning from there a similar treat
was given to tho few that wero avail
able at the Lihuo Hospital.
Such kindly ministrations aro great
ly appreciated by the recipients and
are their own great reward.
A. Hebard Case, the food commis
sioner for Kauai, has Issued a notice
stating that after April 15th rice can
not be used as a substitute when
selling white flour.
Frantic With Grief Because
of Trouble, Seeks Sur
cease in Death
Yachlya Yotando, a Japancso girl 21
years of age, committed suicide at
Waimea early on Saturday morning.
She has boon serving as a domestic
in the family of Karl Roeudahl, man
ger of the McBryde Sugar company's
store at Eleele.
She was called a very beautiful girl.
She was born on the island, and spoke
English fluently. Her father and
mother live at Mana. Yachlyo .was
at the Rocndahl residence early in tho
evening, and put the children to bed.
Without the knowedge of the family,
however as It later developed, she
phoned to Waimea for a car to meet
her at the road at 11 o'clock. The
car was there on tlnio, and the girl
arrived In Waimea about midnlpiit.
Slio alighted in front of Bishop & com
Where slio passed the early morning
hours is not known, but at about u
o'clock in ...e morning the girl's sis
ter heard violent coughing outside
of the house, and recognized her Bis
ter's voice. She investigated, and
found the girl in great pain. Yachldo
told her sister that she had taken
int poison. The sister took her Into
the house and sent for a Japanese phy
sician, who pronounccu me case hope
less. The girl lived but a very short
time after she was discovered.
The stomach was removed with the
Intention of sending it to Honolulu
an analysis of its contents. The evi
dence that the girl had procured and
taken ant poison was later, however,
Further examination of the body de
veloped the undoubted cause of the
girl's suicide. The blame for her con
dition is said to attach to a Japanese
who has a wife, the wife now being
Yachida has been receiving letters
quite frequently of late, and Is said to
have received one the night before she
McBryde's Annual Report
Tho net earnings of tho McBryde
Supar company for the year ending
Decomber 31, 1917, amounted to $667,
71S.2G, according to the annual report
recently submitted to stockholders.
The net receipts for sugar for tho year
were $1,987,217.32, which, with sun
dry other earnings, brought the total
receipts up to $2.009,4G1.3G. One of
the big items in the account was the
income tax, which amounted to $1G,
717.24. The company has outstanding stock
valued at $3,294,GG4, of which $2,649,
GG4 is common stock, and $600,000 is
Tho company now has 500 acres
planted for the 1919 crop, and this is
stated to be free from insects. Tho
company is planning to plant G50
acres during the present year, for thu
The Mcllrydo company holds $261,
500 worth of stock in the Kauai Elec
Kauai's School Record
Tito average school attendance on
all the Hawaiian islands Is 95.38 pur
cent. This Is far in advance of any
other state In tho union. The uvovr
age for the island of Kauai Is 94.99 per
cent. Tho average expenditure per
capita, of school population for the en
tire United States Is $21.34. Hawaii
Territory, on the other hund, has ox
ponded during tho past year $32.43 per
pupil. Tho figures on the mainland
refer to tho school population between
the ages of G und 18, whllo the fig
ures for Hawaii refer only to tho pop
ulation attending school.
. Koloa Songbirds
Among tho attendants of tho Koloa
church there aro some with surpris
ingly clear and resonant voices. Their
singing on Sunday was without fault.
It seems invidious to mention one
whero there wero so many of merit,
but ono so seldom hears a deep bass
which is so clear and sustained, that
we cannot help calling attention to
the wonderful bass voice which bo
longs to some one at tho Koloa church.
A group of eight could bo selected
from tho Koloa church which coul
sing its way around the world, either
on the Orphoum circuit, or with any
of the Lyceum bureaus.