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Im EWe Wilcox
While Some One gives
his LIFE what are
When you buy War
Savings Stamps you
do two things, you
help your country and
yourself. Put your
money in the govern
think a minute
All of the Red Croi War
Fund goe for Wtr Relief
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 15. NO. 9.
L1HUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. MARCH 4, 1919
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
Apparently wo have not yet
readied the peak of the pilikiu as
far as the influenza situation is
concerned. The disease is still
on the increase in that it is
spreading to new centers, and
that the numbers are still piling
up in the old ones.
Camp 1, one of the largest on
the place, which has been free
heretofore is now seriously affect
ed, and large numbers are coming
in daily from there. Yesterday
there were 1!) or 20. The aggre
gate number of cases thus far is,
(iOO; deaths JJO; cases dismissed as
cured o()0. One additional ward
has been added to the equipment
during the week and a lot of ad
ditional beds and mattresses have
been secured from Honolulu. Miss
Paul, the new child welfare nurse,
is an invaluable asset in dealing
with the situation.
At Lihue there are three hos
pital institutions: the original
hospital with the Parke children's
ward, the Armory, and the con
valescent hospital at the Arthur
Rico residence, makai of the hotel
In the former there are SO, at the
Armory J!), and at the Convales
cent ;:$, making a total of 102, but
of course, these numbers change
from hour to hour. No deaths
have been reported thus far, and
58 have been sent home recovered.
Saturday morning six men
-nurses and assistants arrived
from Honolulu to help handle the
situation, and were placed mostly
at the Armory. This has relieved
the situation very much, as the
local nurses and helpers were
breaking down under the strain.
Two or three days of strenuous
service has been about all they
could stand. Miss Castleinan,
Mrs. Hay, Mrs. McGreggor, Miss
Me In tyre, Miss Sidlowski, Mrs
Bergstrom and Miss Corlett, have
given out, mostly being victims of
Miss Cottrell, a nurse from no
nolulu, came this morning to re
lieve the strain at the hospital,
where Miss Brewer and Mrs. Lyd
gate have been "holding the fort"
for some days.
Miss Tangley, trained nurse
from town, is in charge of the
At Koloa there are 2 cases, in
eluding one of the teachers in the
public schools. A special new in
Huenza ward has been built, about
the same size and style as those
at Makaweli. It is located in the
hospital grounds so as to be con
venient for medical and nursing
assistance. Thus far the cases
have come in gradually, and none
of them have been very serious,
Miss Armstrong, of the public
schools is rendering valuable as
sistance and Mrs. Farley is in re
serve. The situation is well in
hand, ami unless an avalanche
develops Koloa will be all right
At Eleele some 10 cases have
been reported, mostly of the mild
type. Provision is being made
in advance to handle the situation
in case conditions become worse.
as they probably will, and mean
lime they are resting easy.
Waimea and Kekaha
Waimea reports a few lingering
cases up the valley, where there
have been a few for some consider
able time. None are reported
from llie town.
A few cases have developed. at
, To Get $60 Bonus
Extra pay to the amount of 00
will be given every soldier of the
United States army upon dis
charge as well as every soldier
who has received his discharge
since April 0th, 1!)17.
This information has been re
ceived at department headquar
ters from the war department in
Washington, 1). C, and made pub
lic by Maj. E. P. Witsell, chief of
All oflieers and enlisted men
will receive the gratuity with
their final pay and all the dis
charged ollicers and enlisted men
will receive it upon application
to the zone supply ofticer in Wash
ington, D. C.
Following are instructions is
sued by the department:
Vll persons separated from act
ive military service from April 0,
1!)17, to date of receipt of these
instructions, who are entitled to
the sixty dollars bonus in refer
ence and who have received their
final pay will forward claim for
such bonus direct to the zone
finance ollicer, Lemor Building,
Washington, I). C, who is hereby
designated to settle such claims.
Such applications must contain:
(a) The discharge certificate or
order for discharge or relief if no
certificate was issued but both
certificate and order if both were
issued, the paper bearing indorse
ment of final payment being re
(b) A statement of all military
service since April 0, 1917, show
ing place and date of reporting
at first military station :
(c) Address to which check is
to be sent.
"When settlement is made all
personal papers will be returned
to applicant with check. No fur
ther correspondence is necessary
except to advise of change in ad
dress of applicant. No other dis
bursing ollicers are authorized to
pay claims covered by this para
Local "Y" Campaign
Kauai Young Men's Christian
Association is planning to con
duct a campaign during the last
week of March for funds to com
plete the- amount of the budget
estimated as necessary for the
year l'Jl!). The campaign will in
elude a membership drive along
with the effort to increase the
Kekalia, but no serious outbreak
is looked for.
In this district they have only
three cases of the real tiling, the
infection having been brought di
rect from Makaweli. Otherwise
this region is free. They congrat
ulate themselves that they got
theirs a few months ago, and are
now in a measure immune.
Kilauea reports that they have
only two cases, and they are very
mild. The current reports of
large numbers being affected
there, they say, are without foun
No cases are reported from
The Koloa, Eleele and Kalaheo
schools were closed yesterday and
will remain closed until further
orders. The Hanamaulu school
was closed last week.
WILL KEEP LIHUE
( From the Xlur-llullelin )
Agency of Lihue plantation will
remain with the American Fac
tors, Ltd., for another 10 years,
This is the upshot of the con
troversy regarding Lihue and
which was carried to Washington
It was settled by decision of A.
Mitchell Talnier, custodian of al
ien enemy property, who, in a
cable made public today, instructs
R. H. Trent to enter into a con
tract with the American Factors
on behalf of Lihue for the period
Mr. Trent is enabled to do this
by voting the shares formerly held
by alien enemies, the proxies for
which were sent here by Mr. Pal
mer and arrived in last night's
mail. These proxies together
with other stock friendly to Amer
ican Factors gives Mr. Trent the
The same mail also brought in
structions to Mr. Trent to vote
the following new officers for
Frank C. Atherton, president.
George Sherman, vice president.
C. K. llemenway, ,2nd vice pres.
R. H. Trent, treasurer.
Gaylord Wilcox, secretary.
F. J. Lowrey, director.
A. W. T. Bottomley, director.
Senate Takes Hand
In Lihue Directorate
( From ilu', Advertiser )
Securing the cooperation of the
senate in opposition to the plan of
A. Mitchell Palmer, alien property
custodian, to completely change the
personnel of the board of directors
of Lihue Plantation, because of the
ousting of Charles A. Rice, of
Kauai, who is serving his second
term in the senate, his friends yes
terday introduced a resolution re
questing Mr. Palmer to delay ac
tion on the ground there is no
foundation of cause for the removal
of Mr. Rice.
First Effort Fails
The first resoltion was introduced
by Senator II. W. Rice, of Maui,
who said the stand taken by Mr.
Palmer was undemocratic; that
Senator Rice and Clarence Cooke
had "worked their heads off" for
the government during the war and
should have been given a hearing.
1 President Chillingworth asked
for a recess to consider the resolu
tion informally, saying it was a
serious matter in which the senate
should look into before taking ac
tion. The recess was taken.
Upon reconvening, after half an
hour of consultation between those
especially interested, consideration
of the resolution went over until
the afternoon session. At that time
a new resolution was introduced,
somewhat modified in form and
language, which passed unanimous
ly, except for the vote of Senator
C. A. Rice, who did not vote.
Text of Resolution
"Whereas that portion of the
capital stock of Lihue Plantation
Company, Limited, owned by alien
enemies residing in Germany, and
amounting to approximately S'971
shares, out of a totol of 150,000
shares was, during the war, taken
over by the alien enemy custodian
in accordance with federal law,
and during the month of January,
was offered by said custodian for
sale at public auction, which sale
(Continued on Pago 2)
NIIL1LI TO GET
That Kauai is about to realize
her greatest ambition, a hai-fror
at Xawiliwili. is evidenced by the
following item published recently
by the Star-Bulletin:
A survey of Honolulu harbor,
carrying with it an appropria
tion of 100,000 has been author
ized in the passage of the river
and harbors bill, according to a
cable received by Governor Mc
Carthy last week from Delegate
Kuhio. The bill also authorizes
a harbor for Kauai but fails to
take care of the breakwater for
llilo, the delegate cabled.
Information that the state de
partment has advised Kuhio that
the president will soon issue a
proclamation nullifying the pres
ent travel permit regulations for
passenger traveling between the
mainland to outlying possessions
is also given in the cable.
Governor McCarthy was opti
mistic that a solution of the har
bor problem would be forthcoming
as a result of the long fight made
for improvements. The recom
mendations, already generally un
derstood, provide for the disburse
ment ultimately of 0,000,000 by
the territory for Honolulu harbor
improvements, and ;i,000,000 for
the dredging of of Kalihi channel.
Xawiliwili will cost approxi
mately 100,01)0, Congress by the
appropriation giving 250,000 and
the territory 200,000.
"All baseball games scheduled
in the Inter-school series have been
postponed until further notice on
account of the flu. The interest
continues to increase however just
the same. Basketball courts arc
being installed at the High School,
Lihue Grammar, Hanamaulu and,
Kalaheo. The latter school bene
fits by the action of Lawai Y. M.
C. A. club, the boys agreeing to
allow the teachers and children to
use the courts for the use of the
school ground. Tne Lawai young
men have raised over 850 for this
The playground at Mr. Mohler's
field is Hearing completion with fine
basket ball and volley ball courts.
Facilities for other games are also
provided on the space used foi these
courts. Beautiful shade trees over-
hangtho playground and will make
the place most delightful.
A Lihue Boy Back Again
Ashton Hogg returned to Kauai
this morning after an absence of
eight years, bringing a wife and
family, acquired in the meantime.
Ash ton lias grown some in the in
terim and has acquired that dig
uity and poise that conies with
Of the eight years that he has
been away, he spent three at the
State Agricultural Col
lege, .completing his education,
and the balance in the automobile
business in Baker City,-Oregon,
where he had charge of a large
garage. lie knows the automobile
business practically as well as
theoretically and will aim to give
satisfaction here, in fvery respect.
He will have charge of the Kauai
Garage, and will see to it that the
best of work is turned out.
G. F. Winter, chief engineer of
Lihue Plantation, returned from
Honolulu by the Kinau Friday,
Gathered from here and there .j.
11. P. Fnye, manager of Kekaha,
returned to Kauai last Friday.
W. F. Frear came to Kauai by
the Iviuau Friday morning.
W. F. Sanborn of llanalei, was
among returning passengers Fri
Miss C. Pearson of the McKin
ley High' School, came to Kauai
by the Kinau last Friday.
Mr. G. X. Wilcox was among
the passengers arriving by the
Kinau this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett are back
from their little vacation in town
where they had a very enjoyable
11. W. Laws, the popular roof
ing man so well known on ICauai,
arrived by the Kinau thi's morn
Mrs. Isenberg went to town on
Saturday, wither she was called
by the serious illness of her broth
er, D. P. R. Isenberg.
Mrs. Philip Rice spent a few
days recuperating at Ilaena
after some days of strenuous
service helping out in the ilu epi
demic. Miss Elsie Wilcox is in charge
of the children's convalescent hos
pital in the Arthur Rice home.
She is assisted by Miss Cowdry,
Mrs. C. n. Wilcox and C. S. Dole.
G. W. McNcar, Jr., of San Fran
cisco, is departing this afternoon
for Honolulu after a week spent
in hunting goats, lie likes Kauai
and savs he is surely coining back
again some day.
Miss A. Cottrell, trained nurse
of much experience and ability,
arrived from town this morning
and takes charge of the Lihue
Hospital, relieving, at least in
part, Miss L. Brewer, who has
been substituting there for some
Mrs. J. R. Bergstrom, who has
volunteered so generously to help
out as a trained nurse in the
Airmory, has succumbed to the
disease and is now in the hospital.
She is doing well.
Miss Paul, who arrived last
Aveek to take the position of child
welfare nurse at Makaweli, comes
at a very opportune time and is
doing very excellent work in deal
ing with the flu situation there.
Alterations and extensions are
being made to the Xawiliwili
Garage, under the new manage
ment of .1. K. Cockett. The plan
to build a large warehouse that
would pretty well swallow up the
open parking space at the land
ing has been postponed for the
present awaiting lower prices of
THE HOOGNK RETURN
Miss A. .1. Booge, homesteader
of Kapaa, returned, accompanied
by her mother, from Honolulu
last Friday. The Booges have
been absent several months visit
ing friends and relatives in Cali
fornia. Mrs. Booge unlortunately
caught a severe cold on the way
down from the Coast, and was
seriously ill in the hospital in
Honolulu with lmeumonia. She
is now quite herself again.
A beautiful new plantation
tennis court was opened on Wash
ington's Birthday by the hospital
ity of Mrs. E. Cropp, of Koloa.
About fifteen guests were present.
The setting of the court is except
ionally attractive among the fine
old trees, and amid the historic
surroundings. This means of
recreation and social intercourse
will be very much appreciated by
the Koloa community.
THE RED CROSS
The avalanche of patients that
have been thrown onto the hos
pitals in the present Ilu epidemic
have taxed their resources beyond
their limit, especially in the mat
ter of sheets, bed shirts and
With characteristic prompt
ness and olliciency the Red Cross
units have come forward and fur
nished the supplies as needed,
very much to the relief of the
The Lihue unit immediately re
qtonded by contributing from
their stock, already made up, X
bed shirts with a handkerchief in
every pocket. These were for
adults. They have since made up
and turned over 200 children's
bed shirts, also 120 sheets and 21
dozen children's diapers. They
have also made up several hund
red gauze masks.
Much of this was from Red
Cross material. The rest was from
goods supplied by the hospital.
The needs seem to be unending
and calls are still coming in for
The item in (lie last issue of the
Garden Island re rare coins re
cently come to light elicits infor
mal 'on that some years ago in
breaking up a tract of new land
over adjoining the Wailua river
niaiika a cache was- broken into
by the plow, which contained a
number of French coins of the
date 1811. Mr. Weber, the man
ager, distributed them among his
friends and persons interested,
and this one which has just come
to light may be one of them.
Death of W. E. Davis
Mail received this morning con
firms the previous report of the
death of W. H. Davis, formerly
of Lihue, and who, with his wife
and baby daughter, departed
last December for their home in
San Francisco. The following ac
count appeared in a San Fran
William Eilert Davis, beloved'
husband of Evelyn DoWolf Davis,
father of Barbara Davis, son of Mr.
and Mrs.'W. F. Davis, and broth
er of Catherine Davis of fiot) Second
avenue, passed away after a few
days' illness of pneumonia.
Mr Davis was a native of Califor
nia, 27 years old. He was a grad
uate of the University of California.
Two years ago he was married in
Honolulu to Miss Evelyn DoWolf,
daughter of Mrs. Mary DeWolf of
Sixtli avenue and the late Win. M.
DeWolf, the well known real estate
and insurance dealer.
The happy couple had a pretty
home in Hawaii, where the young
husband had a responsible position
as civil engineer. Little Barbara
was hoi n a year ago and added to
the home happiness.
Just before the holidays Mr. and
Mrs. Davis and little daughter re
turned to this city, as the climate
of the islands did not agree with
Mr. Davis. They had not definite
ly decided where they would locate
and had been visiting at Hie home
of Mr. Davis parents and Mrs.
Davis' mother. In the meantime
William Davis was in the employ
of his father at W. Davis & Sons,
wholesale saddlery and leather
goods, at !:: .Market street.
The sudden death shocked the re
latives and many friends of the
young couple, who had just wel
comed them homo ami rejoiced at
their return to this city,