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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL 15. NO. 14.
HUE. KAUAI. TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. APRIL 8, 1919
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
for the Fair
Stand By The
MEETING OF THE SUPERVISORS
Walter F. Sanborn, fair commission
er for Knuai, who has developed a
good deal of interest In fair matters on
this Island, and expects to make a
tour of the island this week or next
to interest plantation managers in a
cane loading contest to be hold at the
fair grounds In Honolulu.
Mr. Sanborn wants each plantation
on Kauai to get together the best load
ers and stage individual elimination
contests at loading cane, with the re
sult that the best plantation team of
cane loaders be sent to Honolulu to
Mr. Sanborn announces that numer
ous and generous cash prizes will be
offered for all kinds of oxhlbits, and
with the many prizetaklng possibilities
there should be considerable interest
stimulated for all classes of small ex
hibitors. Kauai was poorly represented at the
fair last year, but not due to any
fault of Lihue Ranch, which contribut
ed generously with exhibits for the
tlive-stock section. This yjear it is
hoped that those who held back their
oxhlbits last year and let Lihue Ranch
make the only worthy showing for
Kauai will come out with a generous .
exhibit that will place the Island In
a better light.
Waimea and the
At a meeting of prospective home
steaders at Waimea last Monday mat
ters pertaining to tho Homesteading
of tho government lands now under
lease to Kekaha Sugar Compony were
discussed. The meeting was well at
tended considering that very few peo
ple had been informed about tho meet
ing. The prospective Homesteaders
appointed W. O. Crowell and Wm. V.
Hardy as a committee to Inform the
legislature regarding the wishes of
the prospective homesteaders of Wai
mea. According to Mr. Hardy who
was present at the meeting the peo
ple of Waimea are very much in fav
or of opening up the entire tract to
homesteading and turning the mill
over to the government for operation.
The people of Waimea arc not gene
rally in favor of the land policy now
under consideration in tho legislature,
which provides that one third of tho
land which is to revert to tho gov
ernment in 1921 be cultivated by the
plantation under a license.
to Be Surveyed
Civil enjlneers T. B. Bush and P.
Evans arrived at Waimea on the
Mauna Loa Wednesday morning, April
2nd and proceeded at once to organize
and outfit a party to survey tho reser
voir sites In tho upper Waimea drain
As previously mentioned in these
columns this Investigation is to de
termine the feasibility of bringing
water from tho Alakal swamp to irri
gate tho dry land inauka of tho Keka
This work is bolng done in connect
ion with the work carried on by local
hydrographer Hardy, who will ac
company tho party.
Death of Thomas King
Honolulu papers chronicle tho death
on Sunday of Thomas I. King of the
California Feed Company. Mr. King
has for many years been one of tho
prominent business men of Honolulu,
where he commanded the highest re
spect and regard for Intelligence,
character and usefulness. He will bo
mourned by a large circle of friends
and acquaintances. He was tho father
of Mrs. Chas. A. Nice, to whom and the
other members of the family, tho
Garden Island extends sympathy.
Up to the latest advices tho Kitsap
derelict has not been satisfactorily
desposcd of. She had drifted pretty
well round to Kapaa by the time that
the Kukul arrived from Honolulu to
tow her to the quiet waters of Na
willwilt. She was an exceedingly
heavy tow and it took 12 or 15 hours
to get her round to Carter's Point.
Here she was held by tho Kukul
awaiting tho arrival of the Monterey
Saturday morning tho Monterey at
tempted to blow off tho anchor chains
and forward wreckage by means of a
150 pound charge of dynamite, which
however, failed of its object.
By this time it was getting pretty
rough, so the Monterey gave instruct
ions to tow her round to quiet water
at Koloa, and when that port was
reached It was still too rough to work
to advantage, and it was found neces
sary to go on to Waimea, the Monterey
convoying the flotilla. Arrived there
she was exposed to a vigorous bom
bardment of 600 pounder, 3 inch, gun
fire, with no other result than a few
holes in the exposed part of the hulk.
She was then towed inshore, to com
paratively shallow water, and another
heavy charge of dynamite, 700 pounds,
war carefully placed and fifed., A
great geyser of water went up into the
air, and they thought surely they had'
disposed of her this time; but when
the smoko and spray cleared away,
there she was looking just as formid
able as ever. Howover, a careful ex
amination showed that the forward
section of her was rent in twain.
The plan was to get her so close in
shore that tho shattered remains
would drift ashore. But floating bot
tom up with a mass of wreckage,
masts, rigging, anchors, etc., hanging
beneath she lodged in 20 fathoms, and
could be got no further.
The tow had been so much longer
and heavier than expected that the
Kukui was running out of coal and
supplies, so she has gone back to
town to restock and get more dyna
mite, while the Monterey continues
the work of breaking up the hulk.
Thus far some eight or ten additional
charges have been fired without any
Tho theory is more or less current
that the Wailele has been fast to the
Kitsap, hanging to her in the depths
by means of her anchor chains, all
this time, or at least up to a recent
stage in tho proceedings. Something
more than the resistance of the Kitsap
herself is necessary to account for the
tremendously heavy drag of the dere
lict, and it must be the dangling
Wailele like a mighty sea anchor drag
ging back. This pendant burden, they
think, was finally bhaken loose off
Waimea, when the load suddenly and
very sensibly slackened.
In the light of the facility with
which great steamers like the Lulsl
tartfa wero sunk by the enemy in a
few minutes it seems strange that
they have to bang round at a little
vessel like the Kitsap for days. She's
a hoodoo, Is the Kitsap.
THE PUU KA PELE ROAD
The county supervisors deserve the
thanks of the residents of Kauai for
tho'.r promptness In starting work on
tho road up Puehu Ridge. This route
is now open and is a decided Improve
ment on the road up Pokii Ridge.
With a good road Kokee and Puu
Lua camps will be centers of activity
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Robertson left
by the Kinau last Tuesday a weok
ago, with the expectation of remain
ing in Honolulu at least for some
time. Mr. Robertson's health Is
somewhat Impaired and he needs me
dical advice and a rest.
They have lived, one way and an
other, on Kauai for a good many years
and have made many friends who will
miss them and will always wish them
well. They were both public spirit
ed, capable and useful citizens ready
to do their chare in any good work.
Mr. Brandt Resigns Position
The regular business meotlng of the
Honorable Board of Supervisors of the
County of Kauai which was hold at its
office In Lihue, was called to order by
its chairman at 9:30 o'clock A. M. on
Wednesday, April 2nd, 1919.
Present: H. D. Wlshard, chair
man; T. Brandt, W. D. McBrydo, Jos
P Bettencourt, Jr., A Menofogllo.
Before tho Board proceeded with Its
business Mr. . Brandt notified tho
Board that he had decided to resign
his office as Supervisor of the Waimea
District and that his resignation will
bo forwarded to the governor by the
first outgoing mail. In giving this
notice he said:
"For sometime I have been trying
to get an opinion, from the Attornoy
General In regard to possible conflict
between my position as Supervisor
and owner of considerable stock in
certain corporations In the habit of
doing business with the County.
While it was clear to me that the Stat
ute in regard to this matter covers
public contracts awarded after bids
had been advertised for it was an
open question and a doubt in my mind
whether It also would cover occas
ional purchases made by the County
Engineer In behalf . of the County.
According to the interpretation of tho
Statute by the Attornoy General in a
letter received yesterday it seems as
If the Statute also covers this kind of
business and that such purchases
would bo contrary to law. Under
these circumstances I feel that, in
justice to myself, the Interest of my
associates as well as the best interest
of the County, I should resign from
the position that I now occupy and
my resignation accordingly has been
written out .and will be forwarded, to
tho Governor In the first outgoing
mail. It is with sincere regret that I
take this step; my associates with my
fellow County Supervisors and other
ofilclals of the County during my in
cumbency as Supervisor from Wai
mea District had been exceedingly
pleasant, it had been a real pleasure
to go to the metlngs. I have been Im
pressed by the public spirit and fine
lofty Ideas on the part of the Supervi
sors In the dealings with the questions
coming up for decision, there has
been- exceedingly friendly relations
and I feel that the County's business
has been faithfully and ably conduct-,
ed. Personally I have taken great
pleasure In attending meetings and.
tho work in connection with it and I
shall often miss the meetings and the
associations that I have had during j
these four years and now wish to bo
relieved from attending this meeting." ,
Tho minutes of the last meotlng
were read and approved.- j
The Board, after the usual examina
tion given to bills, approved the de
mands submitted against the follow-'
ing appropriations: I
Salary County Road Supervisor 250.00
Pay of Police:
Coroner's Inquest 1 32.00
County Bldg: Janitor Service 31.50
County Jail 248.15
County Lot & nuildlng 54.65
District Courts, etc:
Kawaihau 226.30 281.30
Expenses of Election
Sam Mahelona 1,000.00
Attornoy ' 0.00
Clerk . 51.15
Co. Rd. Supervisor 155.00 015.30
Registration of Automobiles
Fum. & Fixtures 10.50
Janit. Service & Supplies 26.10
j Rep. & Main. Sell. Bldgs. &
Support of Prisoners 411. 1G
Anahola 1,919.58 2,469.92
County Road Machinery
Waimea: Ollg. Rds.(R.T.S.D,
Rd. Tax Spec. Dep.
Koloa: Lawal Rd. Cont.
Oilg. Rds. (R.T.S.D.)
Rd. Tax Spec. Dep.
Lihue: Ollg. Rds. (R.T.S.D.)
Rd. Tax Spec. Dep.
Kawaihau: TCanaele R. Con.
Rds. & Bridges
Macadam Koalla (P.I.F.)
Hanalei: Ollg. Rds.
Rds. & Bridges
Owing to the resignation of Mr.
Brandt the Chairman who was given
full authority for the purpose by a vote
of the Board, 'appointed Mr. McBryde
as a committee on Finance. The Fi
nancial Reports Nos. 229, 229a, 229aa
and 229b, for March 1919 were refer
red to this committee for advise.
Reports from each of the Pound
masters for Waimea (P1644), Lihue
(P1645) and Kawaihau (P1C46) re
spectively for the three months to
March 31st, 1919, were referred to Mr.
Menefoglio for report.
Mr. McBryde moved that the clerk
notify the Kauai Telephone Co. to
remove the telephone from the ofilco
of Jtfr. A. B. Blackatad formerly Road-
luna of Waimea as he is no longer In
the service of the County; also to re
move for tho present the telephone
at the residence of Mr. Geo. W. Ma
hlkoa at Kalihiwai, until further
notice and being seconded by Mr.
Menefoglio the same was carried.
A communication was received from
Mr. Angus Erly, Secretary of Delegate
Kalanlanaole dated March 17th, 1919,
Informing that 5000 copies of a poster
showing the "evils of the house fly.,
and was placed on file.
A communication from The Ameri
can City magazine dated February 20,
1919, notifying of the renewal by Mr.
W. R. Castle In the name of Kauai
County of a subscription to this maga
zine for 1919 was received and placed
A bill for $24.50 from Jos. K.' Clark
for services rendered at the Mobili
zation Camps during tho last Novem
ber Election was recoived and action
on the same was deferred to a future
A petition ( P 1647 ) received
from Hanalei for repairing the road
from Kalihiwai to Wanlnl was refer
red to Mr. Menefoglio and the County
Road Supervisor, for report.
Tho following requisitions (P1648)
for school needs were referred to Mr.
Moragno for necessary actions; Hu
lela for supplies and repairs; Kekaha
for repairs; Eleele for repairs and re
painting tho old Hanapepo Cottage.
Reports (P1649) on .school buildings
for March wero received from Ana
hola, Haena, Hanalei, Hanamaulu,
Kalaheo, Kapaa, Kapahi, Kauai High
(2), Kekaha, Kllauoa, Koolau, Maka
well, Mana, Omao, Waflua, and Wai
mea wero placed on file.
The petition (P1639) which prayed
tor an Increaso of the road laborers'
wages waB again brought up for con
sideration. After careful considera
tion given tho matter, upon the
motion of Mr. Bettencourt Jr., second
ed by Mr. McBryde, tho Board unani
mously voted to increaso tho road
laborers' wages to thirty cents (30
cents) an hour or $2.40 per day of
eight (8) hours work, and that this
Increaso begins from and after April
A Communication (attached to P
1619) from C. S. Judd. Executlvo Offi
cer. Board of Commissioners of Agri
culture and Forestry, which requested
for an Information in re claim for re
imbursement of expenditures mado by
this County in connection with the
Anthrax outbreak of 1917 on Kauai,
was received and as this information
was already given to Senator Rico
of Kauat the same was placed on file.
A request (P1650) from tho Koloa
(Continued on Pago 4)
Tho great success of tho Kapaa
Homesteaders' Cane Harvesting As
sociation has led the bulk of tho home
steaders nt Kapaa to arrive at the
conclusion that cooperation Is the
salvation of the homesteader. With
the idea of further cooperation in view
leaders of tho Kapaa homesteaders'
colony of farmers called a gathering
at the Kapaa court house last Sunday
to further discuss cooperative schemes
for the betterment of conditions.
Tho meeting was fairly well attend
ed, and a general discussion took place
tho community. As the irrigation
concerning the obstacles that confront
water situation at Kapaa is a serious
one, this topic became the main issue
of the meeting, and measures for tho
correction of the present Irrigation
difficulties at Kapaa wero sot In mo
tion. The present irrigation supply of tho
Kapaa homesteads Is derived from
the Kapahi stream, the water being
tho property of tho government. As
the situation stands at present, water
is not charged for by tho government
and no one is denied the use of the
same. In the past Joe Bettencourt,
Sr. has been looking after the water
distribution for the homesteaders, tak
ing the duty' upon his shoulders with
out charge to tho homesteader. Bet
tencourt has been performing the duty
to the best of his ability, but because
of the presence of a few who doubt
the authority of Bettencourt to dis
tribute water and others who want
more than their share of tho water,
constant friction has existed among
some of the homesteaders.
With the object In view to correct
the present friction tlie homesteader.!
appointed Joe Bettencourt, Sr. to look
after the water for tho present, pro
vlding protection was furnished Bet
tencourt by tho Sheriff's department.
Steps were taken to start a coopera
tive hSHonlatlon of all the homestead
ers in order to be able to cope w!th
the iltuatlon to better advantage, and
a board of directors was appointed to
draw up by-laws for the association
mid appoint officers.
The present plan of tho homestead
ers is to have the government appoint
o, water tender for the homesteads,'
who shall be given full power to tend
to all matters pertaining to the dis
tribution of the Irrigation water. Tho
water tender Is to be paid by the
association, each member contributing
In proportion to the area under Irri
gation. Land Commissioner Bailey
expressed himself In favor of such a
plan when last on Kauai, and once
the homesteaders get together on tho
matter there is no danger of the gov
ernment not sanctioning a water tend
er with the necessary power to assure
the success of the distribution system.
The present directors of tho associa
tion are Joe Correa, Jos. F. Betten
court Jr., Tom Cunningham, John
Vlctorlno, and M. S. Ilenriquos. This
group was first appointed as a com
mitteo to draw up by-laws, but upon
the suggestion of A. M. Souza, they
were Installed as directors of the now
cooperative association to bo organ
ized. They aro expected to hold a
meeting this week to draw up by-laws
for tho association. Another mass
meeting of tho homesteaders is to bo
held at tho Kapaa court house next
Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m.
Mr. T. Brandt
With a fine souse or honor and a
dread of that kind of notoriety which
was gained by one of tho 11 Ho super
visors, Mr. Brandt of Waimea has
resigned from the board of super
visors because he is vitally Interest
ed in Hofgaard & Company and tho
j Waimea Stables.
This has awakened local public
opinion to the hardships of the law
that will eliminate from public servlco
a great many of tho best men that are
I available; and this realization, coming
I concurrently with a similar awaken
I Ing elsewhere, has precipitated tho
passage of a bill modifying the law
' In such a way that men of Mr.
Brandt's qualifications and integrity
may be retained.
This bill is now up for its third
reading and will undoubtedly pass. In
which case Mr. Brandt may withdraw
his resignation and remain, as horo
tofore, an Invaluable member of the
The Government, our Government
has asked all Its people for assistance
through the medium of the Fifth
Victory Liberty Loan. It Is up lo us
to do the best we can for our Govern
ment. Our Government Is offering us
a loan now that Is attractive from n
financial standpoint. Be prepared to
go the limit In subscribing. Yes, wo
know you subscribed to the other
loans, and sometimes it was hard to
get It, wasn't it? But it's yours, isn't
it? You can realize on It at any time,
can't you? You can borrow money on
It nt any bank can't you? It's one of
the finest securities you could have.
The money to be raised from this
loan has already been spent In the
greatest cause ever undertaken for
the benefit of humanity. The money
was borrowed from somewhere, wasn't
It? And when you borrow money
you've got to pay it back? It's the
Bamc way with nations. We've got to
pay it back, and the Government ex
pects you to help as enthusiastically
now to clean up after tho war as you
wero to clean up before the war. Then
you wanted to clean up the Hun. Now
you want to clean up the Dun.
Pay that debt now. Don't hesitate
and wonder where the money is com
ing from. Trust in God and know
that it will come from somewhere.
t Local News I
Gathered from here and there
Mrs. E. Na3h and infant, of Kilauea,
returned from town this morning.
Mrs. Eben Low is down for a few
days visiting her sister. Mrs. A. S.
II. W. Laws, tho guaranteed roof
man, Is back from town after a few
days spent there.
Judge S. 13. Dole Is on Kauai for
a few days. He Is staying with Mr.
ami Mrs. A. S. Wilcox.
Mrs. Maud Thompson, principal of
tho Kalaheo school, Is spending n few
days In Honolulu.
Mrs. Burke, principal of tho Kapaa
school, went to town last Saturday
for the school vacation.
Miss Henco of Knuai high school,
and Miss Moody of Kalaheo, returned
from town this morning.
The Hit Is dying down all along the
line. At Lihue there are some 30 left;
at Eleele, 65; at Koloa, about 25.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Fountain arrived
from Honolulu this morning. Mr.
Fountain has just received his dis
charge from the army.
Cyril O. Smith of tho Royal School,
Honolulu, arrived by the Kinau this
morning and will spend a few days at
the Valley House, Kealia.
Revenuo Agent L. N. MacComlsky
will be in Lihue again on April 18th.
Any one desiring his assistance In
making out their income returns will
find him at the County Building on
Mrs. J. Campsie, wife of tho manag
er of tho Hawaiian Agricultural Com
pany in Kau, camo by the Kinau this
morning, and will spend some time
visiting with her sister, Mrs. Romano
of Koloa. Mrs. Campsie was Miss
Henrietta Neal of Koloa, with a largo
circle of friends who will bo glad to
see her again.
There was quite an exodus of young
people by the Kinau last Saturday,
returning to school. Among them
wore, Dora Broadbent, Josophlne
Moragne. Margaret Pratt, Laura Pratt,
Agnes Chalmers, Willie Woiturs, Nelll
Moler, Paul and Cedrlc Baldwin, Helen
Walter and Jack Sanborn, Hans Han
sen and Ernest Gray.
ONCE MORE A POI LUNCHEON
j Mrs. A. S. Wilcox gave a very fine
poi luncheon last Friday In honor of
Mrs. A. Horner, and her visiting
guest Miss Martin, from the coast.
I There were a dozen guests; tho table
and other floral decorations wero
I unusually beautiful and offectlvo, and
tho lunch was delicious, mainly
Hawaiian viands at their best.'
For tho sake of convenience tho
lunch was given at tho homo of Mrs.
Stewart, who assisted Mrs. Wilcox In