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MEN 18 TO 46 MUST REGISTER SA TURD A Yy OCT. 26
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When you buy War
Savings Stamps you
do two things, you
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yourself. Put your
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All of the Red Crti.L Vr
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Tho regular semi-annual convention
of tho Kauai churches mot at tho Ha
waiian Church, Lthuc, last week and
was In session for three days. Thcro
was a good attendance of Church,
Sunday School, and Christian Endeav
or delegates from all parts of tho
A largo part of tho tlmo and at
tention was given to war work In
terests along tho various familiar
Tho Y. W. C. A. organization was
represented by Miss Elsie wllcox, who
explained, In a general way, the alms
and purposes of tho organization.
Mrs. Crawford emphasized tho won
derful work which is being dono by
women in munition factories, tho hard
ships of the same, and tho service
that Is being rendered them by the
Y. W. C. A.. Mrs. Lydgato told about
tho Hostess Houses and the boon" they
wero to the visiting wives and mothers
in the cantonments.
Civilian Relief was represented by
Mrs. C. H. Wllcoxi who gave interest
ing facts and figures in regard to that
very important work here in our midst.
Mrs. Crawford made a statement of
the work done by the Eastern Kauai
unit of tho American Hcd Cross.
Mr. J. O. Warner, of tho Y. M. C. A.,
gave an Interesting and graphic ac
count of the war work being done by
that great organization, both abroad
and at home.
Miss Castro, of the Mahclona hos
pital at Kapaa, told In a very interest
ing way of the fine work that is being
done by this institution in giving to
the unfortunate victims of tuberculo
sis a now lease of life and a now in
terest in the same.
Along more distinctively spiritual
lines, Itov. Norman Schenck addressed
tho convention on "Keep tho Home
Fires Burning," and Rev. H. P. Judd,
on "Tho Deepening of the Spiritual
Life in the Home."
One of tho interesting episodes of
the convention was tho tendering to
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hydo Rice of reso
lutions of congratulation on the forty
bfcth anniversary of their wedding,
which fell on tho ISth of October.
Tho next meeting of tho association
will take place at Lihue, beginning
April 18th, 1919.
As to Kokee, Etc.
Tho Chamber of Commerce Kokee
committee, under tho guidance of
water expert Hardy, made a trip to
tho Puuka Pele-Kokeo region covering
Saturday and Sunday. They wero
fortunate in having lino weather, and
had every facility for seeing tho coun
try. Tho weather was so very fine
that they slept out under the open
sky though a house was available,
and did it without any discomfort.
They aro unanimously impressed
with tho conviction that tho Kokeo
region is no place for summer camps,
and just as unanimously enthusiastic
about tho Puu ka Pelo region, especi
ally that part of it known as Puulua.
Nor do they consldor that the lack of
running water there Is any serious
drawback, sinco there is sufficient
Kinfall to meet any ordinary needs
with a reasonable tank capacity. They
will report fully to tho Chamber of
Tho registration for tho Federal
Draft will tako place this coming
Saturday, Oct. 20. Tho following aro
tho places of registration for tho
County of Kauai:
Kokaha Plantation OHlco, Kokaha
Waimca Court House, Waimca
Social Hall, Makawoll
McBrydo Sugar Co. Office, Wahlawa
Social Hall,- Kalaheo
Koloa Court House, Koloa
County Building, Llhuo
Kapaa Court House, Kapaa
Kllauea Plantation Office, Kilauea
Hanalei Court House, Hanalel.
The Haona school at Walnlha Is
still without a teacher, and tho child
ren aro happily rusticating and not
A Call for Economy
The Food Administration is issunig
a call for tho strictest economy all
along the lino in tho use of foodstuffs.
Although wheatless Jays and meals
aro a thing of tho past, tho necessity
for saving wheat is still urgent, as
also that of other staple products,
meat, sugar and fats. Mr. Hoover has
promised the Allies 5,730,000 tons
more of food this year than last. In
order to accomplish this, wo must
recognize that tho necessity for food
saving is great and will not pass for
at least another year. Tho achieve
ment of tho housewives last year was
magnificent. Wo know now that
through thoir concerted savings dis
astrous defeat for tho allies was
averted. They cannot fall now, nor
relax In their alertness on account of
tho relieved situation. Tho Admini
stration appeals to them to continue
their simple living, with concentration
upon the conserving of all food, the
elimination of all waste, and the In
creased use of home-grown products.
"This year America has sent 11,820,
000 tons of foodstuffs across tho At
lantic. Next year she Is pledged to
furnish 17,550,000 tons. In normal
pro-war times the figure was 5,533,000
tons. To bo ready to meet this in
creased need, food conservation must
be intensified. Every individual must
eat only Victory Bread, in tho States
must keep within his sugar ration,
must follow each succeeding regula
tion of tho Food Administration faith
fully and patriotically, and must eat
not a morsel of food ho does not need,
in order that America may continue to
show to the Allies tho spirit that
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Gathered from here and ihere -j
Mrs. Wm. Henry nice returned
from town this morning.
Mr. Francis Gay arrived by tho
KInau this morn-ng on a brief visit to
hi3 Island home.,
Mrs. Aubrey Robinson, and Miss
Robinson returned to Kauai by tho
KInau this morning.
Mr. G. P. Wilcox of tho American
Factors, Ltd., is on tho Island, having
arrived this morning.
Miss Lucilo Wight of Makaweli,
spent the week end with friends ?t
tho teachers' cottage at Kapaa.
Miss Esther Gustafsou, a teacher
of Kapaa has been confined to her bed
for tho last few days on account of Ill
ness. Mr. Wm. Searby, mill superintend
ent of tho Hawaiian Commercial Co.,
Maul, arrived by tho KInau this morn
ing. E. P. Gibson travelling salesman
for Catton, Neill & Company., arrived
this morning to make a tour of tho
Mr. II. W. Kinney, superintendent
of public Instruction, returned to Hono
lulu last Saturday evening, having
completed his tour of Inspection on
Mrs. :S a. Deverill or Hanalei, left
for Honolulu last Saturday evening..
Sh :! b" away for tw weeks, dur
ing which period tho " inalci Hotel
will ho closed.
Mr. H. "V. Laws of Hjiiolulu, gave a
"crab hunt" and picnic to tho teachers
of Llhuo High School at Nlumalu last
Saturday afternoon and evening.
Attention is called to tho neat llttlo
window posters issued by tho U. S.
Food Administration. They are in
our national colors, red, white, and
blue, and admonish one to save Food.
At tho top stands tho insignia of the
Food Administration, tho American
coat of arms surrounded by sheaves
of wheat. These aro appearing on
Kauai this week.
Mr. Wishard has received tho fol
lowing cable from Washington ro
Four Minute speakers:
"Food campaign postponed on ac
count of influenza. Four Minutd men
will rest Oct, 20 to 20 except to present
British Navy Resolution on 21. Correct
anil hold Bulletin 40 for week Dec. 1
TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY'. OCTOBER 22, 1918
REGULAR MEETING OF !
The regular meeting of the Chamber
of Commerce- at Llhuo on Thursday
afternoon was an unusually well at
tended as well as an unusually Inter
esting session. -
Mr. E. M. Cheatham reported for
tho committee on sugar contracts
that a deputation of tho committee
had interviewed tho Governor in re
gard to them and had received a very
favorable reception from him, though
somewhat less so from tho attorney
general. In some Important particu
lars thoy camo to our point of view
and tho final contracts will bo modified
accordingly. They assured us that
this particular form was designed for
Waiakea and would in any case he
modified to suit the conditions on
Kauai. Our protest at any rate has
had a very salutory effect In that it
has waked Waiakea up so that they
themselves aro taking action in tho
matter. On tho suggestion of Mr.
Crawford the committee was continu
ed with the addition of tho members
of the homestead committee to its
Mr. E. A. Knudsen reported on the
apportionment of tho Y. M. C. A.
drive which, at least in tho carfy
stages when he represented tho Is
land gave to Kauai $15,000 as her
Mr. Crawford said that because of
tho pooling of tho budgets of the
seven societies this quota would bo
raised to $20,000 or $22,000, just tho
actual amount had not been settled on.
KOKEE SUMMER CAMPS
Mr. Brandt introduced tho matter
of tho Kokee summer camps by saying
that in viuw of tho well known liberal
policy of tho Government elsewhere
throughout tho country In regard to
summer camps, no one dreamed that
any such mercenary policy as that
proposed by tho Forestry Department
with regard to Kokeo lots would ho
Imposed on tho public. In order to
get tho matter before tho Chamber in
something like a concrete form ho had
formulated a letter which tho secre
tary would road.
This letter, which was couched in
forcible, though courteous terms,
protested among other things, at tho
exorbitant rental of tho building lots
and the annoying and humiliating con
ditions of tho permits.
Mr. Moragne said that when In Ho
nolulu recently ho hail seen Mr. Arth
ur Rico in regard to these Kokeo
prices, and that gentlemen had indi
cated that the Forestry Board would
bo willing to reduce tho rontal to $10
on acre, but that It would bo well for
tho Chamber to tako the matter up,
and make somo kind of a recommend
ation in the premises.
. TERMS OF THE PERMITS
Mr. E. H. W. Broadbent called for
a reading of tho contract, lease or per
mit, or whatever it was,
Tho secretary then read tho form
of camping permit.
Mr. E. A. Knudsen said that they hail
been occupying a summer camp In
that country for tho past sixty years
or so, and that in all that time they
had never realized how exceedingly
"valuablo"? that country was. For
many years thoy had got the whole
of It for the nominal rontal of $100 per
year, and it was considered to bo
more than it was worth. It was not
only the high valuation placed on tho
lots, but tho conditions imposed there
with. "That single Item of the sanitary,
fly-proof privy vault; why that would
use up the whole of the hundred dol
lars that you were required to put on
tho lot, so you would have your vault
and nothing more."
It looked to him liko a deliberate
effort on tho part of tho Forestry
Board to make it difficult for peoplo
to go thcro, and thus defeat tho
Mr. E. H. W. Broadbent thought
that ono very objectionable feature of
tho po-mit was that it gave tho per
mittee no fixed status, no assured
rights and continuity of tenure. "Just
when you had got things fixed up to
your satisfaction you wero liahlo to
bo bounced, or have tho rent ralsod
THE DESIRABLE REGION
And as to the location, he wasn't
familiar with tho country, but ho un
derstood from those who had been
there that this Kokee region was far
too wet for comfort. "Now, If there
is anything that is absolutely hulls
pcnsablo to comfort and enjoyment
In camping it Is good weather. Com
mend mo to some drier region."
Mr. E, A. Knudsen said that these
more desirable conditions were to bo
found in tho Puuka Pelo region, whero
the olovatlon was about tho same but
the climato much more desirable. Tho
difficulty about this region was tho
lack of water. Water could, however,
be secured for this r.egion by piping
It about three and one-half miles
from tho Halrmaru stream.
After some further discussion, which
however, elicited no further Informa-.j
tlon, It was decided to refer tho whole
matter to the Public Parks Committee
with the addition of Mr. Broadbent
and Mr. Moragno to that committee.
Mr. Crawford thought that while It
was very well to refer the wholo mat
ter to a special committee which
would report later, It would bo just as
well also to send that letter of protest
"In order that thoy might know that
wo wero alivo to the situation." Ho
also thought that such a letter voicing
the sentiment of tho. Chamber as a
wholo would be more effectlvo than
tne recommendations of a committee.
Accordingly the secretary was In
structed to forwnrd to tho Department
of Forestry a letter of protest of the
nature of that read.
At tho request of the president, the
secretary read a brief correspondence
between tho Chamber and the Harbor
Commission In regard to some suitable
harbor for tho Kapaa region and ad
jacent country in which an expression
of opinion was requested from the
Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. E. H. W. Broadbent asked for
information. "Was tho harbor under
discussion, to bo for local use for tho
benefit of Kapaa and that vicinity, or
was it intencfed for tho wholo Island?
Was It to bo a 'long-sldo-the-wharf
landing or a slmplo boat landing?
Mr. E. M. Cheatham explained that
$1S,000 had been appropriated for the
construction of a boat landing at Ka
paa for local needs. On examination
it was found that this appropriation
was too small to do anything with,
and so it had never been spent.
COST OF LANDING
Moro careful examination made it
clear that $200,000 to $250,000 would
bo required to construct any kind df
a landing there worth while, and that
seems to put it out of slglif&t present.
On tho other hand he had what seem
ed to bo rolfablo assurances that the
Llhuo Plantation were ready to open
tho Ahukini landing to the general
public, und to grant a right of way to
tho same. It seemed to him that this
was a solution of our present prob
lems at least not to bo overlooked.
Mr. J. H. Moratjnc said that an $18,
000 landing would bo nowhero for
Kapaa. Hobby had gone Into tho mat
ter, made soundings, hut not borings,
and had made up an estimate for a
COO foot square basin of suitable depth,
with a suitable channel entrance, with
wharf, along sido which an Inter-Is-land
steamer could Ho, and that esti
mate ran to $200,000, with contingen
cies that would, likely carry It over
that figure. Personally, ho believed
that a perfectly safe landing could bo
put in thoro on these linos.
Mr. E. H. W. Broadbent enquired as
to up-keep; tho danger of silting up,
Mr. Moragne replied that of course
th's was ouo of tho directions In which
moro information was needed tho
currents would have to bo studied.
But, so far as he had observed, there
seemed to bo very llttlo danger of
any serious silting up; tho currents
seemed to keep that wholo coast
LACK OF INFORMATION
Mr. Brandt said that it seemed very
, evident to him that we wore not yet
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50
District Court News
Seven Filipinos caught gambling In
Lihue on Sunday forfeited ball of
sixty-five dollars ratnor than face
On Sunday last two Filipino officers
assisted by some friends rounded up
ten alleged Japanese gamblers mauka
of Lihue, In the new tunnel camp, and
In lieu of ball, marched the bunch to
Jail, where tho needed money was
soon forthcoming and the men were
released to appear in court on Mon
day. Arraigned, tho case was post
poned to Tuesday, when J. H. Coney
appeared as counsel for the defend
ants. The accused men strenuously
denied having gambled, had merely
co mo together to discuss tanamoshi
matters, when arrested by the pdllce.
On tho stand tho officers asserted
having caught the men gambling and
upon searching them had found four
dice rolled up In a piece of paper, in
the pocket of ono of tho men. Two
lone Bilvor dollars wero presented as
money grabbed from tho alleged gam
blers. Tho Court, after having listened to
all this fishy evidence for somo time
and after having heard tho eloquent
and convincing argument offered by
learned counsel for tho defence, found
the accused men not guilty of gamb
ling and ordered their discharge.
Tho two silver dollars, evidently
put up by tho officers as fake evidence,
remained unclaimed by either party
and wero turned into tho county cof
fers as a realization.
On Thursday last, Junlclo Debara
of Kealla, charged with "bolng on tho
premises of another at night without
lawful excuse," was brought up before
Judge Hjorth for a hearing.
This Is the case taken up by the
Civilian Relief Committee of Kealla
and was watched with evident interest
by those concerned.
Lenora Dugaduga, a Filipino mar
ried woman whose husband Is serving
in tho National Guard in Honolulu,
was tho complaining witness. Under
oath she testified Junlclo has come
into her bedroom after eleven o'clock
at night sometimo In June and having
forced his attentions on her. Defend
ant admitted having done so but plead
ed having had an agreement with
Lenora to do so, which was denied.
Tho Court promptly found Junicio
guilty as charged and ordered his in
carceration In tho County Bastille for
a period of ninety days.
NO LET UP ON FOOD
A cablegram from Hoover, trans
mitted by Child of Honolulu, reads as
"It should be made clear to the
people cf your Territory that military
situation forms no adequate reason for
relaxation of coi sc rvatlon. O- ti?
contrary, the European developments
make emphasis upon conservation ef
fort, particularly important because
evacuation of occupied territory Im
poses upon us responsibility for ad
ditional civilian population."
A WORTHY EFFORT
A committee of tho public spirited
peoplo of Waimca aro planning for a
benefit entertainment for the purpose
of supplying means of recreation to
tho boys of the Kauai National Guard
stationed on Oahu.
The affair is to come off Nov. 30th
at the Valmoa Hall, and will probably
bo a combination show with tableaux,
moving pictures and concert, followed
by n dance. A good show Is assured.
Tho Misses Pillar Graco and Cath
erine of Eleclc, spent tho weok end
with Mrs. Moler, in Lihue.
in any position to make any dofinltc
decision In favor of any ono particular
harbor on tho basis of feasibility and
cost. These were questions which
could be settled only whon further
Information was forthcoming. Ap
parantely tho only thing for the Cham
ber to do at this time is to consider the
question on broad lines of policy.
Anahola apparently has no following,
and may be oLmlintcd. Kapaa will
best meet the requirements of an Im
portant growing community, but It
will cost too much money and is ap
parcntly out of tho question at the
presont tlmo. Ahukini, if available,
offers many advantages in tho way of
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PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
Mr. Frank Dudley, religious work
secretary of tho Army and Navy Y. M.
C. A., Honolulu, arrived on the KInau
this morning as a representative of
the Territorial Committee for tho
United War Work Campaign which
has been slated by tho government to .
take place November 11-18 inclusive.
Mr. Dudley, who has recently como
from the mainland, Is n forceful public
speaker and his pleasing personality
has already made him popular among
tho soldiers in Hawaii. IIo will do
liver a number of addresses on the
subject of the War Work of tho Y. M.
C. A. at tho various centers on Kauai,
beginning tonight in ,i 1 minute speech
at the Tip Top theatre.
Mr. Frank Atherton and Mr. Harold
Rice, chairman and manager i aspect
Ively of tho United War Work Cam
paign for Hawaii, are booked to arrlvo
next Tuesday to complete arrange
ments for tho November drive, with
the local committee of which Mr.
Crawford is chairman.
Following Mr. Dudley's speech at'
the Tip Top tonight the beautiful
Boston fern, contributed by Mrs.
Harry D. Wishard. together with a
few other choice plants, will be sold
it auction. Mr. and Mrs. Wishard
have a son, Leslie, in the Aviation
Corps of tho American Army; tho
giving up of the unusually largo old
fern, which has become a well known
household treasure, has therefore a
sentimental, as well as Intrinsic value.
As all proceeds of tho sale of these
plants will bo contributed to tho War
Work of the Y. M. C. A., it is expected
that bidding will be lively and tlin
prices r.on tour
Destroyed by Fire
There was considerable exe'toment
at Camp 1, Makaweli, last Wednesday
morning when the Japanese to.ichers
cottage was destroyed by fire The
conflagration was discovered about
1 a. m., and tho sounding of tho lire
signal drew a big crowd of excited
spectators to tho scene.
Although tho Makaweli fire apparat
us did good work in preventing tho
spreading of tho lire to other build
ings, it was impossible to save tho
cottage from complete distraction.
The origin of tho blaze Is not certain,
but It is believed to have started
from an oil stove.
MR. AND MRS. W. E. DAVIS
LEAVING FOR CALIFORNIA
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Davis of Grove
Farm, Lihue, aro departing tho early
part of Novemljer for California. Mr.
Davis has been connected with Giovo
Farm plantation in tho capacity of
civil engineer for tho past throe years.
During thoir reside'neo on tho Island
Mr. und Mrs. Davis liavo mado many
friends to whom their departure will
be a distinct loss.
Mr. Frank In.dlry, representing Cio
Y. M. O. A for hip United War Work
Committee, will deliver an address at
tho Walmea HnwnM.m Church, Thurs
day evening of this weok at 7:30
o'clock. Mr. Dudley is religious work
secretary for the Army und Navy
Y. M. C. A. at Honolulu. As ho is in
coust'.nt touch with the soldiers he
understands tho soldier's point of
view and nono will bo disappointed
in hearing his presentation of this
A cable has been recolvod from Mr.
A. L. Castlo in Valadivastok. appoil
Ing for warm clothing for tho refugees,
who aro in diro need. Warm clothing
in good condition for men, women,
children and infants is requested
and Kauai peoplo will please send
any they may wish to give to their
nearest Red Cross unit by Thursday.
Oct. 24th, if possible. Warm under
clothing as well as outer garments nre
needed. Garments recolvod later than
this date will bo acceptable also, but
an effort Is bolng mado to ship ni
much as posslblo on Saturday's Loai.