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MiM Elsie Wilcox
L1HUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. AUG. 5, 1919
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 15. NO. 31.
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Lund Commissioner 0. T. l?ui
ley arrived on Kauai last Friday
morning on general business con
nected vith his department, but
more particularly in connection
with the irrigation project of the
Lihue Plantation Company on the
upper Wailuu river and its tribu
taries. Commissioner Bailey is
looking over the project and gath
ering data for further considera
tion of the proposal.
Territory Gets Profits
Under the proposals made to tlifc
Territory, says the Advertiser, Li
hue is to undertake the project
and make the required investment
for the storage and transportation
of the water to the lower lands.
The company would then charge
itself for the water it uses just as
it would charge other land holders
for similar use. From the income
thus derived the company would
pay into its own treasurer, the
costs of maintenance, six percent
on an investment and the balance
would be paid into the territorial
JlomcNtairfvrx Will llciwfit
The plan means that all plan
tations and homesteaders for sev
eral miles about Lihue Plantation
kvhich can be served by gravity
will benetit under it as water
users. A considerable amount of
homestead land would be included
in sUch area.
Terms of water rights and of
rights of way for flumes, ditches
and pipe lines would also have to
be iid justed for a period which
would warrant the plantation
company in making such an in
Jjtirye Land lhthlings
Lihue Plantation Company has
holdings of 1 7,7-1 (i acres in fee and
20,400 under lease. Its subsidiary
companies are Makee Sugar Com
puny with 7144 acres in fee and
.")21 under lease: Kanaa Land
Company, 7(i(i acres in fee, Olo
hena Land Company, 7S!) acres in
fee and Moloaa Land Company,
:iS4 in fee.
Barking Sands As a Park
The government lease to the Ke
kaha Sugar Company, which has
been extended a year beyond the
limit of the original lease, will
never-the-less soon expire. In 11)20
the laud will again fall into the
hands of the Territory. So nuw is
the time to plan securing the fam
ous Marking Sands area as a pub
lie park reservation.
Kauai is the only island of the
roup whose sands bark for it
and it is hoped that they will barl
loud enough and long enough to
be heard bv the otlicials who have
it in their power to see to it that
this interesting region is set aside
,for the enjoyment of future gener
it t ions.
W. H. Rice Improving
W. II. Rice is reported very
much unmoved, lie is get ting
about on crutches and looks quite
his cheery self once more. The
family are with hitn at the San
ford ' Dole beach home out at
Diamond Head, and they will be
there some months yet, until Mr.
Rice is quite alright again.
Miss Maile Ilastie went to town
on the Kinau last week.
Mr. John Waterhouse arrived
on the Kinau Friday morning.
Judge Kaiwe of Niuniulu, went
to town Saturday.
That Puu Ka Pele Road
So much tratllce has gone over
the Puu ka Tele road this summer
that it now consists of a long and
painful series of chuck holes, that
lie in wait in the dust over the
road for the luckless auto or truck
that ventures forth for higher alti
tudes. Recently an enthusiastic party
set forth on a camping expedition
up Kokee way. The truck con
taining their supplies broke down
on the rough road and was three
davs in transit over the chuck
holes. On the way down the
chauffeur had almost as much
trouble as he' did going up.
Several would-be camping part
ies are afraid -to venture up till
the road is mended. Unfortunately
the 20,000 appropriation passed
bv the last legislature for the pur
pose of macadamizing this road is
not available till next year. Doubt
less by another summer something
can be done, so. that as many as
want to can go at any time to the
higher levels and enjoy the de
lights of the Puu ka. Pele region.
School -Commissioners Meet
The school commissioners are
holding a special meeting in Ho
nolulu this week. Beginning. Mon
day morning with special business
they will continue that until dis
posed of, and then go on to the
settlement of next year's appoint
nients and see to it that the differ
ent schools have their fair nuin
Iter of teachers. ""v
We don't know how it is' on the
other islands, but we do know,
here on Kauai many teachers do
not know where "they are-' going to
teach next vear, or if they are
going to teach at all.
In former years all knew their
"fate" some time in April or May,
but this time their appointments
have been held up in the air, many
of them for so long that they have
became unite discouraged. Also
the salaries have been slow in com
in!' in. One teacher wanted to go
to the summer camp at Kilauea,
but her June salary was so late
in coining that she had to give up
Let us hope that all these vex
ing and unnecessary delays may
be straightened out during the
present session of the commission
A crowd of twenty-two boys,
mostly of the grammar and early
high 'school age, are enjoying a
two week's camp at Kokee under
the friendly and sympathetic guid
ance of Mr. Agustus Knudsen.
William Moragne and Herbert
Dcveril are the only Kauai boys
in the crowd. The other twenty
come mostly from Honolulu. They
are most enthusiastic over the
place and the camp life, but claim
they nearly freeze, it is so cold!
Kauai High Loses Teacher
The Kauai high school has lost
a mighty line prospective teacher.
Miss Katherine Mclntyre, who
had accepted a position in that
school for next year, has resigned
as she will not be here when school
starts in the fall, but will be with
Mrs. It. Wilcox and the Itice fam
ily, whose stay in Honolulu will
An Unfurtunate Accident
Mrs. C. A. Itice received a wire
less message Saturday afternoon
that her mother, Mrs. T. J. King,
had met with a bad accident. She
was struck by an auto and suffer
ed a broken hip. Mrs Itice left
for town on the Kinau Saturday
Masquerade at Valley House
Parties for the young folks are
coming thick and fast, but none
have been more successful than the
masquerade dance given by Lydin
Llrodrero at the Valley House
Invitations extended all the
way from Kekuhu to Ilunalei, and
the sixty or more guests came ar
rayed in every conceivable cos
tume. Dressed as "Colonel Spald
ing," the hostess did the honors
very acceptably and saw to it that
the reputation for open handed
and pleasing hospitality that the"
Valley House enjoys, was lived ii
Besides the "Colonel," therd
were the rich man, the poor mail)
begger and chief, the sailor, sold'
ier, the bride and groom, the
colonial dame, the lady of tint
harem, the baby, etc. One promis
ing young lawyer went as a soci
ety dame and conducted himself
in a most refined and dignified
manner all evening.
About 11 o'clock those that
cared to went for a swim in the
tank. After supper the dancing
was continued and lasted till way
A Real Poi Supper
A good old fashioned poi sup
per was given by Catherine Coney
on Friday evening, the occasion
being in celebration of her birth
day. About forty guests sat around
the beautifullv decorated tables,
on a platform decked with golden
shower and cocoanut leaves.
Everything was cooked just
right and certainly tasted good.
Every Hawaiian delicacy was to
b" had from pork to cocoanut
milk and kulolo. During the re
past the guests were .entertained
by line music furnished by the
spicy Maliua band.
Later the puvillion was cleared
for dancing and the young couples
danced until late in the evening.
The guests voted Catherine a
charming hostess and wished her
many happy returns of the day
and the feast.
Catch the Culprit
An annoying sneak thief has
been prowling around the camps
near Lihue Store lately.- A couple
of nights ago, Ishi, who lives in
the new house just below the nion
umeiit corner, found a man in the
bath room about ten o'clock at
night, and along toward three o'
clock in the morning their dog
barked furiously at some prowler
Mr. Thomas, the head carpenter
of Lihue Plantation, has seen a
strange man, Filipino, hanging a
bout his house when he goes to
work early in the morning. One
Mrs. Mato, who lives just back of
the Tip Top, saw a man dressed
in a khaki uniform disappear
round the corner of the house
witth her choice bit of ham. She
was afraid and ran up stairs.
A boy near the Huddist church
lost a hat and other clothing, be
sides ?ir in cash ; while a Filipino
was robbed of household goods
and 100 in cash at one fell swoop.
He is nearly crazy about the cash,
as he had been painfully saving
the money to send to his aged
mother in the Philippines. (
Other rumors, to the effect that
the burglar wears a handkerchief
over his face are frightening the
people in the camps. It is to be
hoped that a sharp look-out will
be kept till the culprit is caught
and brought to justice."
An Interesting Visitor
Major Larsen, brother of Mr.
David Larsen of Kilauea is here
on a visit. Major Larsen is a
physician and saw nine months
'active service during the war over
He has many interesting ex
periences to tell of all he saw and
did while on the medical staff
near the front.
One of the wonderful cures that
interested him particularly, is
.the new so called paraline treat
ment for deep burns. The physi
cians in Xew York are now using
this treatment with phenomenal
The British soldiers whether
English or Australian were a con
stant source of delight to him as
he found the different accents
and dialects most amusing and
The Buirnsfather jokes and
pictures are true to life.
While in New York recently he
kiw a play based on the Bairns
father book, and it was so true to
trench life as he saw it, that he
imagined himself back there once
The whole experience was a
most prolitnhlc one from a medi
cal point of view, as physicians
had an opportunity to study at
clo.-e range cases that would sel
dom be seen in civilian life in
numbers sutlieient to be of prac
tical use in forming a diagnosis.
While the modern method of
treating gun shot wounds etc are
way and ahead of anything the
world' ever saw in times- past.
Hoodlums at the Tip Top
Hoodlums are infesting the Tip
Top again. This time their role
is malicious mischief. Sometime
during the past two weeks some
person has taken a pocket knife
and delibertlyy slashed three of
the cushion seats in the center of
the house. Mr. Jennings has of
fered a reward of 2." for informa
tion that will lead to the appre
hending of the culprit. It is to"
be hoped that he will be caught
and a good, stiff line handed to
Bob Mott-Smith and Dermot
Stanley who have been spending
ten days in the Kokee region
(shooting goats and having a gen
eral irood time, motored over to
the Lydgates yesterday U spend
the night. Thev got so used to
the goats and felt, so home sick to
think of leaving them, that they
brought a little one three weeks
KJd, over with them as a souvenir
and to remind them of past plea
sures. Thev leave on 1 lie Kinau
HANAMAULF OFFICE PAU
Beginning August 1st the liana
niaulu Plantation otlice has been
discontinued. The clerical force
and all records have been moved
over to the Lihue otlice and Mr.
Wisliurd now presides over the
An addition to the present of
tice building in Lihue is content
plated. The addition will be i
private ollice for the manager
Work on this will begin iniiuedi
j Mrs. V. Knudsen is spending a
few days at her Waiohai beach
Home. Her granddaughters, the
.Misses Holt of Honolulu, Mr. .'.
Peck and Miss Smith, are staying
Mrs E. Jordan returned to Ho
nolulu with Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Mr. II. Itohrig is back again
this morning after a week spent
in the metropolis.
Win. Moragne spent some days
in the Kokee region having the
"time of his life."
Mr. Philip L. Itice Ml Satur
day on a business trip to Hono
lulu. He will be gone a week or so.
A. (J. Horn of Davies & Com
pany, returned to Honolulu last
A. M. Ahirich of the American
Factors, is visiting the merchants
Mr. C. B. Gray of Kapaa, was a
returning passenger on the Kinau
Mr. M. M. Joseph, of the II. It.
T. & L. Co., Honolulu, is spending
a few days on Kauai.
Ella Winter and Erna Maser
were passengers on the Kinau
Saturday for town.
Judge L. A. Dickey went . to
town Saturday to visit friends,
lie will be gone about ten days.
Mr. C. It. lleinnienway. attorney
of Honolulu, is on Kauai in the
interests of his linn.
Mr. F. Crawford made a living
trip to town Tuesday last, return
ing on the Kinau Friday morning.
Mrs. Fred Carter and child of
Lihue, are home again after hav
ing spent several weeks visiting
Miss Lottie Jordan goes to Ho
nolulu to-day to spend the balance
of the summer vacation visiting
friends and relatives there.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Itodrigues and
Familv, of Kealia, returned Fri-
lay after a pleasant time in Hono
Mr. Aubrey Robinson spent a
few davs in Honolulu, returning
Friday last, accompanied by Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Wishard
ind infant daughter, arrived Fri-
dav morning to visit Mr. and Mrs.
II. D. Wishard of Lihue.
Mrs. J. B. Lang and Child re
turned to her home in Honolulu
last week Tuesday after having
spent a fortnight or so visiting
relatives in Lihue.
The Misses Elsie and Gerd
Hjorth, who have been spending
several weeks at Makaweli and
Kokee camp, returned to Honolu
lu last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Todd returned to
their home in Honolulu on the
Kinau Tuesday last. While here
they visited Mrs. Todd's parents,
the Eggerking's, of Wailua.
Master Percy Lydgate is spend
ing a fortnight visiting friends in
Honolulu. From there he goes on
to Hawaii where he will visit rein
tives on the Hnmnkuu Coast.
Mrs. Alex. Isenberg and her two
sous, ltudolph and Alexander
who have spent several delightful
weeks in Ilunalei at Mrs. Dora
Isenberg's home, return to Lihue
tomorrow to visit their hostess
Mrs. E. Battersby, of Honolulu
returned to her home last weel
after haying spent a week enjoy
ing the beauties of Kauai as the
guest of her cousin, Mrs. C. W.
Mrs. A. G. M. Robertson, wife
of attorney Robertson of the linn
of Robertson & Olson, arrived on
the Kinau this mprniug on her
way to Haleinanu to spend a few
weeks in that delightful region.
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Two cracking good games of
ball were staged on Kauai last
Sunday. One was between the
Kalaheo's and Koloa's at Koloa,
in which Koloa won :? to 2. Al
though there was quite a bit of
squabbling and a number of kicks
over the umpire's decisions, the
game was fast and well worth
going to see.
The game between Lihue and
McBryde's at Eleele resulted in
.inoi her victory for Lihue, thus
giving her the tirst series with
out the loss of a game. It looked
like McBride was in for a shut-out
right to the end of the ninth
inning, when Lihue's short-stop
made a bad throw to tirst and let
a man cross home for McBryde.
The score was A to 1.
Lihue made all her runs in the
first inning, after which McBryde
closed up and both teams played
lir-tight ball the rest of the game.
Large crowds of enthusiastic fans
.it tended both games.
The Mnkaweli-Kealia game fail
ed to materialize. It is stated
that the shortage in gasoline is
.(sponsible for this.
STANDING OF TEAMS :
G W L L
Lihue I I, 0 1.000
.McBryde A 2 .000
Kalaheo -1 2 , 2 .."()0
Makee 5 '2 A .100
Koloa r '2 A .-100
Makaweli r 1 4 .200
Cup for Best Batter
Kapaia Store has put up a nice
silver cup to go to the best batter
on the Lihue team. Following is
ge of this team :
'2 1 .noo
1 1 r .4i4
s :t .:7n
:i 1 .AAA
7 -2 :2$r
1 1 A .272
14 A :214
in A , .200
12 2 .Kit!
11 2 .142
YA 1 .07")
I 0 .000
2 0 .000
-1 0 .000
0 0 .000
Bill Kerr 1
Bob Okuda 4
E. Lovell Jr. .'!
I. Fernandes 1
A. Fernandes 1
W Ellis. Jr. 2
Tai Cobb 4
F. Fernandes 4
Joe Costa -I
Hi rat a Sr. 1
II. Rice I
An Enthusiastic Visitor
Mrs. Frank E. Atwater, of Hai
ku, Maui, has been visiting with
her brother, Mr. B. D. Baldwin
and family at Makaweli for some
time. Although Mrs. Atwater is
an Island born girl and has spent
most of her life in Hawaii nei,
this is her tirst visit to Kauai.
She was charmed with the Is
'land, its natural beauties and
easy accessibility, and spoke of
the large number of white people
found here a greater population
than she imagined. Mrs. Atwater
left for her Maui home on the last
Josephine Moragne's Dance
The very latest social event for
the young people, was the supper
dance given by Miss Josephine
Moragne to her ICauai friends
and visiting Piiuahou friends. A
most delicious ami dainty supper
was served after which the happy
young folks danced till late in the
night. Some three dozen people
enjoyed a very pleasant evening.