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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 14. NO. 52.
LIIIUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 31, 1918
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
When Governor McCarthy vis
iled Kiunii hist .Inly his attention
Vvns called to the possibility of
securing .water from the upper
AVnimca drainage basin to irr
gate the dry lands nuiuka of the
present irrigated area at Kekaha
The governor was favorably ini
pressed with the proposition and
in September Mr. C. T. JJailey, of
1he LT. S. Geographical Survey
was sent to make a reeonnaisance
mar Jir. isaiieys report was
favorable is shown by the fact
that recently Mr. YV. V. Hardy
assistant engineer in charge of
llydrographic work on this island
received instructions to proceed at
once to construct gauging statins
and install automatic water reg
isters on the following streams
tributaries of the Waimea Kiver
:WniaIae, Koale, Mohihi, AVai
akeali, Kawaikoi, and Kauai Ui
These stations are to be setab
lished at an elevation of ;j,()0
feet above sea-level. The idea is
to determine the amount of water
available iroin each stream at
this elevation. The mauka Ke
kalia lands are at present arid
pasture lands, but if the water is
available they can be made into
first-class agricultural lands. A
party of five men is now employed
in constructing trails in the re
gions where the gauging stations
are to be installed.
Mr. Hardy also received in
Simmons 10 mum a lour room
cottage on the Hunger lot at Ko
kee to be used as headquarters by
the forestry service and geological
Till I FT STAMP OFFICII!?
Number of pupils: i:i.
Sale of stamps for term to Dec.
Captains: Kesuke Shiraki and
1st Lieut: Isayo Nakainura.
2nd Lieut.: Ikito Xakamurn.
Corporals: Akira Xakamura
Kando Sumiiulo, Yun Cook Lai,
Kcnloha Pauole, Matsukichi Ka
uai and Philip Yalpoon.
DEA Til OF A. 11. DAY
Xews has just been received of
the death in Honolulu of Alfred
Hale Day. Deceased was fairly
well known here, where he visited
his daughter, Mrs. Win. II. Grote,
lr. from time to time. He was
years old, and was for years re
ceiving cashier -of the JJapid Tran
sit Co. Mrs. Grote went to tflwn
on Saturday but was too late to
tind her father conscious.
: o :
Mech. Henry H. Kranz left on
Saturday for Honolulu after
spending a ten day's fourlugh on
Kauai. While here he was the
guest of Miss Carrie llottencourt
and William .1. Ferreira, of Ka
paa. On Christmas day he attend
ed the Christmas entertainment
given by Mrs. Senni at the Valley
House. He visited several points
of interest on Kauai, such as the
Harking Sands, Knkuioloiio Hark
and the Spouting Horn.
. Mr. and Mrs. Guy I' Hankin of
Makaweli, gave a reception for
ir.s. wiiKenson Saturday even
ing at (heir home, which was
largely attended by the friends of
... ... ... ... ...
Gathered from here and there
Mr. Aubrey Robinson returned
by the Kinau this morning.
H. C. -Walker, cashier of Hishoj
& Company arrived this ni'ornin
Mi and 'Mrs. Gavlord 1. Wil
cox have been spending a few day
E. .W.. Green, of Cation, Xeill
& Co., is on Kauai in the interest
of his. firm.
Mr. and Mrs. (VII. Wilcox and
family returned from Honolulu
last Friday. ;
Mr. .1. (). Warner of the Y. M
C. A. is in Honolulu for a few
days, lie will return on Friday
Dr. Ai K. Handled arrived thi
morning ami proceeded to Wai
men. where he will visit friends
F. 15. Coolc,' sanitary inspector
turned this morning, also .1. I)
Cook, sanitary inspector for Ke
M iv and Mrs. D. Elmhorst wish
to'thank tilts frjends and relatives
who were so kind to them in their
Mr. and Mrs. E. Allen Creevey
returned from town this morning
where they have been spending
Mrs. Ml'Vle H. Thompson, prin
cipal of the Kalaheo school, re
turned by the Kinau this morning
after spending part of the Iloli
days in town.
William J. Ferreira is on Kauai
spending his Christmas vacation
with his mother and grand par
A. G. Itorswill, formerly of
Ilakalau, Hawaii, is the new engi
neer at Kealia following 10. W
Kopke, resigned. He is a first-
class man and will doubtless give
good satisfaction. Mrs. Horswill
irrived this morning.
rue new ii. I . .iikki will ar
ive from Honolulu next Friday
morning. lie will Hold services
Sunday morning, and will hold
in J'jiiiriisii service in tlie same
hurch Sunday evening.
ord has been received from
ludge Dickev, in Hnolul, to the
ell'ect that the postponed Hed
Cross drive for niembershij) for
Kauai will be held during the
week January 1!MS. This delay
will give time to undertake it iii
proper shape and with full equip
Miss Kdith Plant, who has been
first assistant trained nurse at
I lie Jjinue Hospital lor some
months', is leaving bv the Kinau
lo-tiay. Mie lias made many
friends here whose good wishes
will follow her wherever she goes
Kizal Day, Dec. :!(), was cele
brated for Kauai at Kealia with
ippropriale exercises, and a large
gathering of Filipinos. Hi.al is
the popular hero, the Washington
of their country, and Iii.nl Day
is their great holiday.
Charles A. Horswill, assistant
manager of the Dearborn ("herni
al (.'o., arrived this morning and
proceeded .to Hanalei, where he
ill reside- having built a home
for himself near that of (V A.
UrowH. He will be a welcome ad
dition to the social life of Hana-
Miss Mario Holt, of Honolulu, ar
rived Friday to spend tho remainder
ot tho vacation porlod with her father.
Deputy Tax Assessor C. J, Holt, of
A. H. Hobart and Mr. Wilson, con
nected with tho territorial board of
harbor commissioners, arrived at
Xnwillwili on Friday and mado a hur
ried inspection of tho government
wharves, accompanied by Mr. F. W.
Carter. They returned to Honolulu on
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IAcut. Leslie W. Wishard, R.M.A.
Lieut L, W. Wishard, familiar
ly known to all Kauai as Leslie,
arrived this morning on a very
brief visit to his old home, before
aking up his new line of work
in connection with the Union Mill
in Kohala, Hawaii.
lie comes from Park Field
near Memphis, Tenu., where he
was engaged for several months
as expert instructor in the avia
tion training school. He tells an
exceedingly interesting story of
his experiences, aud of tlie arts
and appliances of Hying, which
we hope to share with our readers
Till) HAXAMAULU HALL
The new Hanainaulu Hall was
inaugurated Christmas Hve with
Christmas entertainment for
uid by the Hanainaulu public
school. A tine large natural tree
beautifully decorated and effect
ively lighted, occupied the place
if interest and honor. There were
iiiilal.le exercises by the children,
'ollowcd by a distribution of
presents that aimed to be partly,
it least, on a basis of merit, and
(hen Xmas dainties for all. Last
year tliey were cheated out of
their 'Christmas because of diph
theria quarantine, so this year
they had to make up for it. Very
iiucli credit is due the teachers
who worked very hard to give the
hildren a good time.
A MOV IF WOXDFR
That profane classic, To Hell
with the Kaiser," which has been
tarring the world, is now here,
ind will be shown at the various
daces thistoming week. It claims
to be the greatest arraignment of
'russiniiisin ever produced in
motion pictures, and to set forth
the Kaiser in his real character
is a partner and accomplice of
Satan. It is reported to be won-
Miss May Christian, of Papalkou
nd ,1. E. Brooks, of Hilo, were mar
ried in Hilo on Saturday, December
21st. the ceremony being performed
by Nov. Dr. A. D. Shaw of tho First
Foreign Church of Hilo.
Mrs. IlrooUs Is tho youngest daugh
ter of tho lato Charles Christian, of
Ilauamaulu, whero tho young lady was
born, is well and favorably known on
Kauai, whero sho has spent most of
her life. Sho taught for several years
in tho Lihuo public school and but
lately was transferred to Hawaii.
Mr. Brooks was until recently con
nected with tho Lihuo Ico Works
plant at Waimea.
What may be a horrible mis
carriage of justice has come to
light through the pardoning, by
Governor McCarthy, of Yi Hang
Kui, who was convicted in Lihue
in 11107, for murder in the second
degree and sentenced to serve 20
years in prison. The following
account appeared in the Star-Hul
let in of the 27th inst. :
To have a slice of more than 11
years taken out of his life for
crime of which he knew nothing
whatsoever has been the unusual
experience of Yi Hang Kui, Kor
ean, according to a statement
made by him Christinas Eve, the
day he was pardoned by Governor
C .1. McCarthy.
This man was convicted of sec
ond degree murder in the court at
Lihue, Kauai, on March 10, 11)07,
and sentenced by the late Judge
Jacob Hardy to imprisonment for
-0 years. Excellent behavior in
jail reduced the term which he
would have had to serve to the
extent that he would have been
released in a year and a half any
Nearly 12 years ago a China
man was found murdered in the
camp house at Koloa, Kauab in
which Yi Hang Kui, his wife, and
j "10I'S l''1''
The wife ' had a
paramour, another Korean, living
in the same building, and there
had been trouble between Yi
Hang Kui and this man. Yi was
arrested immediately after the
murder and hustled oil' to jail.
Whenthe ease was called his wife
and her paramour appeared as
the star witnesses, both testify
ing that Yi killed the Chinaman.
Upon their evidence the convict
ion and sentence were based.
"I had absolutely nothing to do
with the killing of the China
man," declared Yi Hang Kui, as
he was about to regain his free
dom, "i narety knew tlie man
ami uao notning whatever again
it him. My wife died some years
ago and her lover has, I under
stand, disappeared. I have been
the innocent victim of a wicked
conspiracy which cost me nearly
1 1 years in prison."
Yi proved quiet, orderly and
rename lor a nunincr ol years
and has been a trusty; in fact,
for quite a while he was permit
ted to work around government
buildings without a guard or
other restraint except that lie
should report back at the prison
at the regular time in the after
A Welcome Christmas Present
The long delayed pay of Co. H,
Itli L'eginient, Hawaiian Infantry,
National Guard- for the' scmi-an-
mini period of .lune :!(), 1017, has ,
just been received by Iv. C. Hop
per, who was commander of the
company at that time.
The vouchers arrived on the
111, inst. and proved a iaost wel
come, as well as unexpected,
Christmas nresent. to those of,e(l funeral, conducted by tho Uov. J.
the old company who are still on 1
I the island.
The majority of he men who
composed the company are now
at Scholield Harracks with Co.
K, 2nd Dawn. Inf. Some are in
the Navy, while several others
have returend to the Philippines.
The W. S. S. drive nears a finish
with the deficit reduced to $7(1,2 15
on Saturday- which will probablv'
. . . .. - .. , '
be made up before the time closes
Christmas was a great dny a
mong the children of the Kapaa
school. In a mighty bunch, near
ly 700 of them, thev were invited
to spend the day with Col. Spald
ing at his Valley House. Hy re
.ays in trucks and autos they were
conveyed thither, and then they
were given the freedom of the
whole place with all its wonders,
.uid facilities for entertainment
The Colonel laid himself out.
with the assistance of his daugh
ter, Mrs. Senni, and the teachers
of the school, to give the children
a good time, and you may be sure
they succeeded. Never before have
the children had such a time.
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Christmas Eve tho homo of Mr. and
Mrs. Douglas Baldwin waj a sc'ono of
At 7:15 the children of Makaweli
began to gather about a wonderful
Christmas tree which was tastefully
arranged for the occasion. Santa Claus
appeared and showered gifts on the
littlo ones first and later to the
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Baldwin en
tertained a large number for Christ
mas dinner including tho teachers and
others who are far away from their
own liomes for this Lovo Feast.
Hoover's picturo was turned to the
wall and all partook freely ot a most
Singing and dancing and old fash
ioned games helped fill tho afternoon.
A tosto was proposed, "Here's to the
Baldwins. May they HvohI thousand
years, and if a thousand years less
one day for lifo were not worth living,
with the Baldwins away."
Tho singing of Christmas carols was
a pleasant feature of tho evening
also. MI33 Helen Center, who is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bald-
w.'u. camo out In a charming Blue
Bird costume and favored tho mtjrry
makers with one of her graceful danc
Delicious refreshments wcro 3crved
after which tho evening of delights
was finished off with tho old fashion
ed "Virginia Keol." I
iirs. i. .u. iuunuy and son are
visiting her sister, Miss Carrie A
Thompson, principal of Makaweli
school. Mrs. Mundy teaches in tho
Honolulu Military Academy,
Miss Itoma Beach, of Olaa, Hawaii,
Is visiting her many friends in Maki
well. Miss Beach taught in Mal:a
we'i lait ye.v.
j. .j. .j.
Miss Helen Center and Miss Sybil
Johnstone are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas Baldwin. Miss Johnstono is
Mrs. Baldwin's sister.
HANS ELMHORST DEAD
Hans Elmhorat. aged twenty-flvo
I years, and oldest aon of Mr. and Mrs.
D. Elmhorst. of Lihue, died in Hono-
lulu on tho 24th. ' I
Taken 111 on Monday, pneumonia'
speedily ended his young and promio
j ing life. Elmhorst was connected
With thn Honolulu Irnn Wnrlra no
nmchlnlsti and WM universally liked
on Kauai whore he had spent most of
Tho sad news was recoived
Wednesday by wreloss and camo as
a great shock to tho famlly.Cromatod
In Honolulu, tho remains arrived on
Kauai on Friday and a largely attend-
M- .to. took place at , Llhuo at
S10 00 KEWMM)
,,.,. ii'. foiimit in Vhicl. will
lenil lo tll0 1IITest ,, (.ouvk.lion
,lf i. ,..i. ,
pound turkey toiu of A. D. Hills.
Win. IIKXKY KICK.
We don't know who stole that
turkev from A. I). Hills, but we
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do know who would have s'toleu it
if the chance had offered.
Miss Castro, the community
nurse- when interviewed recently,
Great nens of the
"I have been here in this capa
city about two months now, and
the thing that impresses me most
is the greatness of the need, and
the large amount of work to be
done. Yes, as you say, a good
deal has been done to improve
conditions, but so much still re
mains to be done, that really, it
doesn't seem as though much of
an impression had been made.
"Perhaps the largest showing
has been made in the matter of
the, ehildrens' teeth. The Lihue
md Hanainaulu schools have been
handled in this respect, and the
defective ones pulled, that were
so far gone that they could not be
saved. Hut all tlie dental work
proper, in the way of tilling, is
still to be done. And the outly
ing smaller schools of Huleia and
Wailua, have not been touched.
Skin Discuses and
"Tlie most prevalent evils a
mong the children are skin di
seases and eye affections. The
former are very common, but
yield quite readily to care and
attention. In many cases these
ailments are complicated with,
and are more or less the outcome
of, tilth and physical neglect.
"One of the first things, and
sometimes one of the most difli
cult things, is to get them to
clean up. When nice- pleasant,
kindly instruction and advice fail
of their purpose, I have to get
right down to forcible language
and "read the riot act" to them.
I have had to give some of them
clearly to understand that if 1
caught them in such a dirty state
again, I would take them out pub
licly, before the whole school, and
scrub them clean with a big horse
brush. That had its ell'ect.
Eijc A j feet inns.
"The eye affections are much
more serious and more dillicult
to handle. Many of them really
ought to be segregated, in order
to prevent, them from infecting
others, but that would fairly
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FFl'Oh'T OF ,;) CROSS SITOP
FOR DEC FM HER
Dec. tth, 1!)!) sales netting ?52.-
7th, 202 sales netted ?SS.S0.
11th, Kit! sales netted (!9.-
1-11 li, :'.7l sales netted
Dec. -Sth, 1"7 sales netted ?SC
:if). Dec. 21st, 2o(J sales netted ?7.1.-
Making a total of ?170.05.
DOHA H. LSENBEKG.
VISITING HER OLD HOME TOWN
Mrs. Alice Carter, principal of tho
Walpahu school, and wifo of P. W.
Cartor at present on Kauai, arrived on
Tuesday morning last to spend her
vacation with her husband. This Is
Mrs. Carter's first visit to Kauai in
twenty years, or since sho lived In
Llhuo when Mr. Carter was sheriff of
Mrs. Cartor is enjoying her visit
Immonsoly and is being extensively
u' ,uriaineu namaama mends. Sho
WH1 return to Honolulu In time for
tho openIng of tho 8Cnoola on Ja