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Mia EUie 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 (he Red Croii War
Fund itoen for Wer Relief
L1HUE, .KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAV. MAY 6, 1919
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER CCTY
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 15. NO. 18.
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OVER THE TOP
Kauai Raised Her Quota of $288,000 Lasl Wednes
dayWill Probably Reach $350,000
Kauai went over the top on"
u the Victory Loan last Thursday,
May 1st, when all the other Is-1
glands were still scratching thelr-(
heads and straining their, efforts
T"to set even a good start. "7
W As we go to press $337,500 has w
"been secured, and there Is rea-
).sonable assurance of carrying-
this up to $350,000, or $62,000
5 over the quota. 7
.u. The campaign manager begt w
us to "continue the campaign"
y. until nctifled to stop, Inasmuch
needs Kauai's assistance." Alas
J-for the husky, sturdy rest of the"7C
Territory that has to. unload
)-part of Its burden onto llttle"TC
Kauall But we are patient, and .
y- longsuffsrlng, and kindly andT
-generous, and we 'will keep on
until the time Is up and the rest"
y. have got their quota.
Juries for the
Following is the list of Grand and
Trial Jurors drawn for the coming
term of the Fifth Circuit Court:
J. M. Lytlgate, A. D. Hills, Hans F.
Knudscn, Joe Gouvela, Jr., Kaaiohelo
Makua, John J. McGuire, Manuel P.
Pavao, Wni. Ebellng, Henry Wramp,
Jr., John Brandt, Frank Nobrlga,
David W. ICoyes, Norman E. Bowen,
Harold T. Barclay, Honry Puni (Puul),
P. A. Itonnne, Alfred Gome?, Kusan
Ah Nee. The Grand Jurors will ap
pear at 9:30 A. M., Tuesday, May 20th.
Henry Lovell, J. I. Silva, F. A. Alex
ander, Win. Chandler, K. C. Hopper,
Daniel M. Puulol, Peter Adolpho, Chas,
Huddy. John A. Koaloha, Fred W,
Wolf, Sadcichi Dodo, Tusataro Fuji
moto, Geo. Kaeo, Jas. von Ekekela,
Mm. A. Fernandez, John A. Honan
Kanichi Ta'.citani, Geo. K. Kauhl, John
Mendcs, Jr., Charley Olsen, Frank M.
Amorim, Hanry C. Sheldon, John Ha
laole, John G. Abreu, Wm. K. Good
win, Asel B. Blackstad. The trial
jurors will appear at 9:30 A. M. on
Thursday, Juno 12th,
Swipes Maker Caught
Ah Chu, an elderly Chinese living
at Hulc'a, was caught on Friday night
last by Deputy Sheriff Lovell, with a
demijohn ot swipes in his possession,
In court on Saturday Ah Chu was held
for investigation and on Monday he
ploulcd guilty to manufacturing in
toxici'.ting liquors without a license,
.-.ml wns lined one hundred dollars and
coat of court.
E. II. Broadbent, of Lihue, made his
first cominorci.il shipment of coconuts
from his grove at Waipouli last week,
The shipment consisted of 30 bags
copra and 20 bags fresh coconuts. Mr,
Broadbent shipped through A. D. Hills
the "Coconut King," of Kauai, who
ships tons of coconuts and copra from
Kauai every year.
It has tal:en eight years for Broad
bent's grove to come into commercial
boarlng. The palms were set out In
1911. The palms are now well loaded
with nuts, and future shipments should
bo mimcrouj from now on.
The Superintendent in Churcli
A I Iiilnii' I'nioii church on Sun
(lav there was a large audience,
including most or the High School
lo hear Superintendent Mac-,
Caughey who gave a very pleasing
and inspiring talk on .Tesus the!
great teacher. Mrs. Ahana sang,
a sweet and effective solo.
The chui'ch was verv beautiful-
lv decorated in stenhanotis. nink
and blue imperial lilies and
sprays of a dainty new and rare
THE NEW LAWS
IN A NUT SHELL
By the courtesy of Senator C. A.I
IUce. we are able to give an Intelligent ,
outline of some of the Important legls-!
iation accomplished at the recent,
session of the legislature, especially j
such as affects Kauai.
In the lino of homestead legislation,
after a great deal of discussion and
contention to and fro, the bill finally
passed petitioning Congress in Wash
ington to amend the Organic Act by
giving the local administration dis
cretion to hold out 20 per cent ot any
given tract so that It may be leased to
This discretion Is to bo placed In
the hands of a commission to consist
of the Governor, the Land Commis
sioner and the Land Board.
This same commission Is to exer
cise discretion as to the fitness of tho
candidate for homesteading, to the end
that inefficient and Incapable candi
dates, and adventurous speculators
may be eliminated.
The Bill fixing a nominal price on
homesteads, brought in by Senator
Coney, after various changes, finally
developed Into fifty per cent of the full
appraised value of the land, to which
In some cases, the cost of the home
stead roads might be added.
After many ups and downs the Farm
Loan Act was passed. The substance
of which is that tho Government may
loan to the homesteader up to CO per
cent of the paid up value of his land
and improvements, to a maximum
ot $3,000 at C per cent, on the basis of
a 10 years loan.
A fund shall be created for this
purpose by setting aside 20 per cent
of the Government leases and 33 1-3
per cent of the sale of homesteads.
Fifteen thousand dollars was ap
propriated for homestead roads and
bridges for the Kuamoo tract that
about Puu Pilo, beyond the second
Wailua on which It is expected tho
drawings will be made In October.
Also an appropriation for a school for
Fifteen thousand dollars was ap
propriated for macadamizing the road
up through tho homesteads back of the
Kapaa school, and $15,000 for the
same purpose for the road running up
back of the Kapaa village. Throe
thousand dollars was granted for
macadamizing at Anahola, and $5,000
Thirty thousand dollars was cccurftd
out of the loan fund for the Puu kn
Pele road to the intent that we may
have a good macadamized road to that
Tho amount for tho Lihue school
was increased to $75,000.
Tho Kapaa landing Is assured, with
$182,000, and there Is an appropriation
of 200,000 for terminal facilities for
Nawiliwili Harbor, and $10,900 for the
condemnation and purchase of 45
ncres of the Ka:ioa estate property ad
joining the harbor.
A bill was passed providing for a
special, tax levy on Kauai property
valuations to amount to $30,000 a year .
for four years for necessary Improve-
ments at tho Mahelona Hospital. Tills i
will mean an addition to our tax rate 1
of about 0.13 per cent. This. It Is sup-1
posed will put tho institution in good j
In addition to tills extra taxation
there will have to bo a very material
increase of the rato to meet tho in
crease of teachers' ealaries, which will
have to be retroactive in a moasuro
to cover the last quarter of tho cur-,
ront year. This will bring our rato
up to over 2 per cent. -
I i no nine any i..aw was panseu, uui
in sch a badly mangled and amended
form that It will bo shorn of much of
Thero will bo a meeting of tho
Llhuo Tennis Club at tho Social Hall,
Friday evening. May 9th. at 7:30. to
plan for tournaments and to set dates
for play. All members are requested
to bo present.
TIN TO TIN
Question: When two Ford cars meet
In a collision, what time is It?
Answer: Tin to tin.
It was just about that time of the
day when a Ford truck belonging to
the ICppaa Purchasing Guild and a
Ford rent car belonging to Fujita, the
P "Ulul ol l" '
lunrKci, came lugeuiur wun u iiiigiuy
bang Qn th(j cornor Qardon l).
Tho rent car was coming out of tho
lane at an unwarranted speed and
without blowing his horn, which places
him in the wrong without taking Into
consideration that the other car was
on the main road nnd had tho right of
There have been several smashups
at this corner on account of heedless
driving. It Is very noticeable, how
ever, that since the latest smash, all
jitneys stop, look, and listen before
emerging from this lane.
Tableaux at the
There was a simple Sunday School
evening at tho Llhuo Japanese Church
Sunday evening, under the manage
ment of Mr. M. G. Santos, superln
tendent of the school. There were
half .a dozen simple but Impressive
tableau scenes. Illustrative of tho life
of Christ, rendered mostly by the boys
and girls or the dormitory, under tho
direction and training of Mr. and Mrs.
Lydgate. Mrs. Togo performed very
skilfully on the koto (the Japanese
harp). Miss Shin Tokika sang with
much feeling and sweetness, one of
the Brown and Curry hymns, and Miss
Marguerite Leong rendered a stirring
march on the organ in good style.
A series of lantern slide pictures
from the Dore Bible, given by Mr.
Lydgate completed tho evening. The
church was filled to overflowing, and
the children especially were very ap
Meeting of Homesteaders
Prospective homesteaders of Wat
mea District hold a meeting at the
Waimea Court House last Thursday
evening to discuss legislative mattors
recently enacted regarding tho open
ing up of tho Kekaha homesteads.
Among the chief features of tho meet
ing was a report by Wm. V. Hardy,
ltydrographer for Kauai, regarding
his recent trip to the legislature with
W. O. Crowoll In behalf of the pros
pective homesteaders of Waimea Dis
tinct. As Mr. Hardy had left Hono
lulu before tho legislature had com
pleted the session he could not state
definitely all things that had been
done by tho legislature as a result of
his visit to Honolulu, but said tho
general result of his trip was a better
understanding of tho Kekaha situa
tion by members of the legislature
and much favorable legislation for tho
Reception at Makaweii
There was a conference nnd recopt
ion for Supt. MacCaughey at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ii. D. Baldwin at Mak
aweii Saturday evening at which there
was n largo Ingathering of tho intel
ligent neonle of that side of tho Is
land. Bv snecial renuest Mr. Mac -
Caughey gavo them an Informal talk
on educational matters.
rniimvinir thin thnrn wns n r.nnlnl
rojcption of tho honored visitor, aml
a duni'o. which was eagerly welcomed
after the long period of comparative
"Hearts of the World," the very last
word of moving picture production,
and tho finest thing, yet created In
that lino, is deflnlely arranged for and
will bo hero week after next,
The Mokihana meeting on Friday
afternoon was an unusually large and
successful one; a renewed demonstra
tion of the progressive and harmoni
ous character of the Lihue women.
There must have been over a hundred
of them as pretty and varegated as
a beautiful flower garden.
The president, Mrs. Swan, was in
the chair and. conducted the meeting
very gracefully. Mrs. K. C. Ahana
sang several selections, and as always,
was received with enthusiasm.
After the reading of the minutes and
other routine business, Mr. Vaughan
MacCaughey, Superintendent of Public
Instruction, was introduced as the
speaker of the day and was received
with much favor.
He began by assuring the Mokihana
Club and Its friends that he was no
stranger to Kauai; that he had long
known and appreciated its charm-and
beauty; ever since the time, some
years ago when ho made a somewhat
extended tour of the Island and made
the intimate acquaintance, not only of
the more accessible sections, but also
the more remote attractions of the
Napall region, places like Wainlha
mauka and Kalalau, which are seldom
Visited by white men.
By way of introduction to the speci
fic matters on which he wished to
speak, he emphasized tho great acces
sion of new interest, which was evi
dent everywhere, in the purposes and
problems of education. In a new and
more vivid way it was dawning on
Iho world that -education Is absolutely
Indlspenslblc to success, and that the
problems of education are ot vital Im
portance to every one, not only In
their own personal interest, but in tho
interest of all those about them. He
.congratulated Kauai on having such
a club as the Mokihana, with a broad
vision and high ideals; it would mean
great things for the cause of educa
tion, as well as for the other higher
interests of life.
He wished to speak very simply and
directly of some of the specific in
terests of education on Kauai under
1. Rural Schools.
The rural school after all, Is the key
of the whole national situation, and
the foundadtlon of our whole civiliza
tion. Heretofore, in these Islands, as
elsewhere, wo have given the weight
of our attention to tho city schools,
mostly in Honolulu. The best teach
ers, the best appliances, and the best
equipment were reserved for the city
almost anything was good enough
for the country. This is all wrong.
The very best should be given to tho
2. An Adequate School Plant and
I am very glad to hear from Mr.
Wlshard that you look forward to hav
ing here at Lihue a fine two story
building, consisting of two 12-room
wings with a connecting link tor of
fices, assembly room, etc. That is the
way to build, permanently, durably
and adequately for tho future." The
day of the cheap and Inadequate bung
low has gone by. It was allright per
haps as an emergency makeshift nicas'
ure; the best that could bo dono under
the circumstances; but you see how It
works out, in two or threo years you
are left with a lot of useless junk on
your hands. It Is high time that we
should settle down to a permanent,
long range policy of school equipment.
Tho schools are with us not for today
or tomorrow merely, but for the long
future. A short-sighted, hand-to
mouth policy is extravagant, wasteful
and woefully inefficient.
3. Socialize the School Grounds
Tho school grounds are generally
central, public, and more or less im
proved and equipped, yet how much
of the time, out of school hours or
, term time, they Ho absolutely idle and
! unused- A sort of exclusivo school
I ownorship has perhaps prevailed too
. niuch. Wo should encourage tho Idea
t,ot (lin uflmnl prrnmiilB liplnmr in Hm
public, and give the qubllc facilities
for using them. There Is no reason In
tho world why these school grounds
should not be used for tho various
popular games, base ball, volley hall,'
basket ball, lawn tennK etc.
Do that and you awaken a much
more direct and vital public Interest
In tho schools and In their needs.
The tax-payer who uses tho school
grounds himself will bo much more
ready to spend money on them.
(Continued on page 5)
I Local News I
A Gathered from here and there
,I'4"5-S"t"t"! .;! M"!-1 !! !;:
W. A. )Vall, civil engineer and
surveyor is on Kauai having ar
rived on Friday.
II. Woltcrs of Kealia was
among the passengers by the Ki
nan this morning.
Ii. F. Cioldwater of the Ameri
can Factors is on the island in the
interest of his (inn.
W. E. Shaw t lie prominent and
well known hide merchant is
around on one of his regular busi
Hep. M. 15. Aguiar returned to
Kauai by the Kinau last Friday,
lie brings back a good record with
I). B. Murdock the well known
auditor for the Alexander and
Ihildwin interests arrived this
morning and will make his usual
Miss Elsie Wilcox returned to
Lihue by t he Kinau this morning.
She is accompanied by Mis.s O. H.
Agee organizing secretary for the
Y. W. C.'A. who will look into the
matter of girls clubs on Kauai.
Mr. ,. O. Warner of the Y. M.
O. A. returned frofn town this
morning, lie lias been attending
the semi-centenial of the Honolulu
Y. M. C. A.
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Uice and
Miss Edith Rice returned to Kau
ai last Friday glad to get back
to the quiet and comfort of home
after the strain and excitement
of the session of legislature.
Supt. MacCaughey arrived by
the Kinau last r rulay and lias
been. kept very busy ever since
with school inspection, conferen
ccs on educational matters, social
gatherings, receptions etc. lie
is devoting the early part of the
week to the west side of the is
land and latter part to the east,
H. N. Oliver has withdrawn from tho
race for sheriff and will give his sup
port to W. H. Hice, Jr.
The ladies of the Mokihana Club
were the very grateful recipients of
five dozen beautiful solid silver spoons
at the meeting on Friday, the gift of
Mrs. S. W. Wilcox and her daughters,
Miss Elsie and Miss Mabel.
A. H. Caso, former Kauai ' County
Agent, has returned to Kauai to ac
cept a position us chemist for Grove
Furm Plantation. Mrs. Case, who. is
teaching at Wailua, Oahu, will Join her
husband at the end of this school
K. C. Ahana, who was for the past
seven years with tho County Auditor
and Clerk 'sofllce, Iiub severed his con
nectlons with those offices. He re
signed about two weeks ago and is
now busily occupied in his campaign'
for nomination for tho office of treas
urer of this county.
There was an Interesting and ap
preclativu memorial service at the
Koloa church Sunday afternoon in
memory of tho life and influence o
Mrs. J. K. Kula, who was for many
years an active member of that
church. Both Itev. J. M. Lydgate and
Hev. S. K. Kaullll participated in the
service, and there was some excellent
Ka'waihau Politicians Busy
With so many seeking election for
tho office of Supervisor for the Kawal
huu District It Is not surprising to find
early activity amongst the candidates
Both J. Hodrlques and F. Mendcs have
been exerting their energies during
tho past week in campaigning. Tho
formor has already represented tho
District, whilst Mondes Is not a novice
In soliciting votes for this office. Both
apparently, have strong .support and
will doubtless put up an ovenly con
tested light. Georgo K. Eweliko was
tho last to announce his Intention to
run and, It is stated, has strong sup
port In his homo town Anahola
J. F. Bettcncourt, Jr., the present
incumbent, Joe Bodrlgues, and S. K,
Lucas, tho lono Democrat, are actively
engaged In their campaign, and fight
at the polls promises to bo a close one.
One noteworthy Incident Is that
notwithstanding tho keen rivalry the
parties have abstained from "mud
slinging" nnd are conducting their
campaign with merit.
FILIPINO DINNER TO
Last Friday evening the Filipino
National Association gave a dinner,
at tho Lihue Hotel, complimentary to
the managers of tho several planta
tions on Knual. The occasion was the
celebration of the establishment of a
branch of the society on Kauai and the
Introduction of the society to the plan
tation managers, so that they might
become acquainted with Its Ideals,
alms and purposes.
Itev. Nicholas Olson, founder and
president of tho society, acted as host
for the evening and Mr. Valentine Co-
bacha was toastmaBter.
Unfortunately, not all of the plan
tatlon managers wore able to be pres
ent; those attending were Messrs.
Moler of Lihue, Larsen ot K'.lauoa.
Alexander ot McBryde, and Ewart of
Waimea. Other guests present were.
Sheriff Hice, Philip IUce, Hev. S. H.
Aim, and others whoso names are not
at hand. Many members of the so
ciety were also present.
After a complimentary introduction
by the toastmaster, Sheriff Hice was,
called upon as the first speaker cf the
evening and In replying he briefly out
lined the position of the Filipinos as
members ot he community and com
mented favorably upon the loyalty
they showed during the war, and also
upon the present general tendency to
wards decrease in the number of
crimes committed by Filipinos.
During tho course of the dinner the
toastmaster complimented Mr. Larson
on tho excellent treatment accorded
the Filipinos nt Kllauca and said that
this treatment had resulted In Kllauea
having gathered together one ot the
best groups of Filipinos in the Terri
tory. Mr. Larson was then called
upon for a few remarks and responded
with a brief statement of what had
been done for the laborers at Kllauea
In the way of providing places of
amusement, etc., and said that he had
found that the Filipinos responded
readily to anything that was done for
them and showed It In loyal support of
the management and Increased effi
ciency in their vork.
Tho other managers were then call
ed upon In turn and each responded
with a few brief remarks appropriate
to the occasion and commented upon
the increased efficiency of the Fili
pinos as laborers, their loyalty during
tho war, and their tendency to adapt
themselves to local conditions and
requirements and harmonize with the
other races employed on the planta
tions. The address of the evening was then
given by Rev. Nicholas Dison, who,
speaking ns tho founder and the presi
dent of the Filipino National Associa
tion, said that ho took tho opportunity
to present the association, its ideals.
alms and purposes, to those present'
that they might have a better under
standing of the Filipino and the as
sociation. He said that to deal w'th
the Filipino understandlngly ono must
first have a knowledge ot his character
and the history that has moulded that
character; for instance, 'tho years of
Spanish oppression have left their
mark upon the Filipino race, which
appears in the hesitancy with which
the average Filipino approaches one
of another race and also In the ex
treme sensitiveness of the Filipinos.
Ho said that the Filipino could not be
forced to do nnythlng against his will,
if ho did not understand why his own
view of tho matter was not correct,
but that ho would respond readily If
the matter was fairly, considerately
and clearly explained. That a great
deal ot the trouble with Filipinos In
the past was due to inis-uuderstnudiiig.
Continuing, Mr. Dlsou said that the
Filipino National Association was
founded as was the Y. M. C. A.
through prayer by a man, for men,
and was tho result of the realization
of tho high percentage of crimes com
mitted In these islands by Filipinos,
and and earnest desire to bring this
realization home to all Filipinos In
the Islands, so that unitedly, through
an association, the better element
might instil in all a pride, of race and
that understanding their own faults
and weaknesses they might strive to
overcome them and through an Im
provement of themselves win for tho
Filipinos n better reputation and high
er standing inrougnnut an tneso is
lands, and this would redound to the
credit of their race and their beloved
Mr. Dlson said that ho wnntod to
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