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Miss Elsie Wilcox
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 15. NO. 34.
LIHUE, KAUAI. TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. AUG. 26, 1919
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In accordance with the pub
lished notices the first hearing in
connection with the probation of
the A. S. Wilcox will was held
before Judge Dickey last Satur
day morning, an winch occasion
the attorneys of the Estate were
represented by B. L. Marx and
Bobbins B. Anderson.
The witnesses to the original
will were A. Lewis, Jr., K. W.
Sutton and L. J. Warren.
Of these the two former were
present and testified as to the
signing of the instrument and the
sanity of the testator.
The witnesses to the codicil
were P. Crawford, II. 1. Wish
ard and E. X. Young. The two
former were present and testified
in regard to the same.
W. N. Stewart testified as
to the death of the testator and
the wiliugness of the trustees to
P. W. Jamieson, of the Hawaii
an Trust Co. testified that lie had
made an inventory and tentative
valuation of the personal proper
ty of the estate, including stocks
and bonds, and estimated the
same at ?5,4G(i,000. Interrogated
as to the amount of cash that
would be likely to pass through
the hands of the Executors, he
said that it might run to a million
dollars and that with this in view
the Hawaiian Trust Company had
made arrangements in New York
and San Francisco to secure satis
factory bonds to that amount.
The Court confirmed the ap
pointment of the Executors and
Trustees nominated in the will
and fixed the amount of the bond
at one million dollars, and direct
ed that a detailed inventory be
lied within CO days.
The Attorneys for the Estate
suggested as appraisers for the
property A. H. Bice, Ernest A.
B. Boss, and Frank Crawford,
and the court appointed the same.
In regard to the real estate,
under the terms of the will, only
the rents will be handled by the
Trustees. It was estimated that
these rents would not exceed
?20,000 a year, and on that
basis the Bond was fixed at
Mr. G. P. Wilcox was an inter
ested auditor and there were a
few others representing the gen
This is by far the largest es
tate that has been probated on
The original will and testament
of the late A. R. Wilcox was ex
ecuted June 1, 11(15 with 1. C.
Jones and the Guardian Trust
Co. as Trustees.
The codic(l was executed Sept.
fl, 11)18, and besides making sev
eral material changes introduced
several new beneficiaries, though
for small amounts, and transferr
ed the erusteeship to Mrs. A; S.
Wilcox, W. X. Stewart, H. II.
Walker, and the Hawaiian Trust
The final provisions of the will
as modified by (he codicil are sub
stantially as follows:
The residence properties at Li
hue and Hanalei, including all
household furnishings, jewelry,
personal effects, horses, carriages,
automobile, cattle, poultry, etc.
together with the tracts of land
automobiles, cattle, poultry, etc.
appurtenant thereto go to Mrs. A.
S. Wilcox during lire life, and at
her death are to lie divided equal
ly between Ethel Wilcox and
Mary Kauai Andrews.
All the rest of the estate is to
be administered by the Trustees
as a capital fund during the lives
of Mrs. A. S. Wilcox, Ethel Wil
cox, Allen C. Wilcox and Mary
Kauai Andrews, and until the
death of the last survivors of said
During the period the Trustees
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Louis Souza, bookkeeper for the
Kauai Trading Company of Koloa,
was a visitor to Lihue last week.
B. D. Moler of the Lihue Plan
tation went to Town on Satur
day and returned this morning.
P. W. Alston, Lihue mill super
intendent, made a hurried trip to
Town last week. He returned
F. W. Jamieson', representing
the Hawaiian Trust Co. came
from Town in the matter of the
probation of the Wilcox will and
returned on Saturday.
Bobbins B. Anderson and B. L.
Marx of the law firm of Frear,
IMosser, Anderson and Marx
came over from Town to attend
tlio first probate hearing of the
A. S. W'lcox estate.
Misses Esther and Ethel Pad
gett, of Central Grammar School,
Honolulu, are spending part of
their vacation with their sister,
Mrs. John Honan, at Kealia. Sev
eral entertainments are being
given in their honor.
A. Lewis, Jr. of the Bank of
Hawaii, and E. W. Sutton, of the
Bishop Trust Co. arrived by the
Kinau Friday morning for the
probation of the A. S. Wilcox
will, and returned Saturday af
ternoon. They were witnesses to
the origiual will.
J. II. MidkilT, county agent for
the Kona side of Hawaii, has been
spending a few-days on Kauai
looking into the hoinesteading
from the agricultural side. He has
made the rounds of the various
small farmers and expresses him
self as very much interested in
what he has seen. Their success
is an object lesson to the rest of
Akima Pauui, for many years
jail keeper at Kapaa, committed
suicide by taking a dose of ant
poison in a fit of temporary des
pondency , last Friday from the
ecects of which he died shortly
after, ne was subject at times to
great physical suffering which
probably led to the act. He leaves
a widow, but no children, ne was
5(i years old.
A Bad Accident
A very serious accident which
may prove fatal happened to J. D.
Bremer, Sunday morning at La
wai. He was coming from Maka
weli, where he is a hum, to Koloa,
riding a motorcycle. In what is
known as Kula's Cut, the motor
cycle turned turtle skidded per
haps and he was very badly
smashed up in the melee, ilis skull
was badly broken about the base
of the brain and there were vari
ous contusions and abrasions
about the shoulders and back.
He was brought to the Koloa
Hospital by some Hawaiians of
the neighborhood, and is now
under the care of Dr. Waterliouse.
If is very doubtful if he will pull
Annual Meeting of
The annual meeting of the
Kauai Chamber of Commerce will
be held on Thursday at .'5 p. m. at
the County Building, Lihue.
Ollicers for the coming year will
be elected, lo wit: President, Vice
President, Secretary, Treasurer
and Auditor. Some other matters
of importance will come up. It
will be an important meeting and
a full attendance is requested.
Mrs. Burke Will Go to Ewa
Mrs. Burke, recently principal
of the Kapaa school, has been ap
pointed to the Ewa school, to suc
ceed II. Stephen Simpson, who
con?es to Lihue to succeed Miss
Mumford. Ewa is one of the
largest and most important
schools outside of Honolulu. Be
ing within easy reach of town,
mid in the midst of a cultured and
high class community it is a
very desirable appointment.
MAKES BIG HAUL
I. S. Gawne, internal revenue i lie following letter was re
olllcer, arrived on Kauai a couple Ccived this morning from Laud
of weeks ago representing the Commissioner C. T. Bailey in un
tax department, and for the pur-'wer to a letter asking for infor
pose of assisting special taxpayers tnation as to why the Pun Ka Pele
in the making up of their returns,; 1'ark had not been turned over to
dealing with delinquents, etc, and ' County of Kauai:
has been devoting himself mainly Honolulu, Aug. 125, 1!)11).
to this work. Ml. - c Hopj,,.,.,
in Eye Open Jor Moonshine '
Incidentally, however, he has
been keeping an eye open for illicit
distillation and the sale of the
In a quiet and very modest way
he has kept his ear to the ground.
passing as a thoroughly good fel-.
low who could be trusted, and
who didn't mind taking a nip I
once in a while if it was good
stuff, and so winning the conli-
deuce of those who knew where
to get it
Where to Order a Still
Casually dropping into a local
tinshop one afternoon, he found!
two stills in process of inanufuc-'
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IMli;, illlll Ull I111JI1ILJ 1UI11IU LIWll cl '
number of such had been turned j
out and distributed to custom dis
tillers in the surrounding country.'
The innocent tinsmith was not
nhle to lrive the names of his ens-'
tmiift-u hut vinhliixr tn iirnuuiim
linallv gave 'detailed directions
bv which the distilleries might be
Plays Pool to Good Advantage
A little later the officer dropped
ing) a pool room in Nawiliwili,
complaining that, it mas awfully
dull in Lihue, with nothing to do,
and engaged some ot tlie Doys in
a friendly game. Now, he doesn't
know pool from ping pong, but he
made a bluff of chalking his cue,
meantime keeping an eye on the
open window, through which he-
could overlook the front of the
ouuumg in me rear. Aim jusi ai down where t lie grade increases,
that moment the door opened and' This will give an abundant supply
an oriental came forth hugging a lor all reasonable reouirement's
five gallon demijohn, which he
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was hurrying out to the woodshed
to hide there.
Makes Twenty Gallon Haul
Gawne popped out, comman
deered the demijohn, and bolted
into the house, where he found
ten gallons more and, later, care-
n i i i
mi searcii revealed live gaiionsi
more in the woodshed.
Cryptic Distillery Under Floor
It was very evident that he
wasn r ar away iroin lie source
oi supply, tlie visi hie evidence ic-
nig mrtner continued by tlie
strong vinous aroma that pervad
ed the neighborhood but there
didn't seem to be any place where
it could be made the premises
seemed to be entirely innocent of
stills or other distillery applianc
es. Finally, however, treading the
nicely carpeted lloor with careful
foot-falls, loose boards were de
tected under the matting, and
when these were pulled up a sort
of cellar chamber was revealed, in
which were two big barrels of
mash in process of preparation
150 gallons or so. This was away
long in the night. He immediately
arrested the owner of the premises:
and turned him over to the deputy
slierill, wlnle he, himself, tool; pos-j
session of the incriminating evi-i
deuce as the proper.tv of Uncle
Sam. and nlaced them under seal.
Another Fellow Heats It
He had noticed a rather suspic
ions looking Dodge car hanging!
about the premises, evidently with luu Homestead tract. The ap
some ulterior purpose, and when i proprial ion for this work is
he got back from the deputy $15,000.
sheriff's, this car was . "mine
niauka," they told him. He follow-)
ed in hot pursuit, and overhauled,
if at Lihue Store.
Moonshine in the German Forest ,
Interviewing the Dodge man,
the latter declared that he was.
j taking his passenger home, "up Engineer Morngne for the fur
I niauka" pointing toward the Ger- nishing of all labor, tools and
I iimn lureMi. vi.iwiie ssaiu uiai lie
j was going that way himself, and
i would take his passenger for him
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and save linn that trouble. The
I ('hauU'eur consented, the exchange j bridge is to take tlie place of the
was made, and Gawne pushed on I temporary wooden structure that
(knowing in advance where he was was made necessarv bv the wash
(Continued on Pago C) 0t a few years ago.
PARK NEXT WEEK
Editor, Garden Island.
Dear Sir: Permit me to state
that the document in connection
with the setting aside of Pun Ka
Pele Park, which was awaiting
the signatures of the Knudsen
Brothers, has just been received at
this office duly executed,
The matter of setting this tract
aside by Executive Order, will be
It il before the Governor upon his
return form Hilo tomorrow, and
the Board of Supervisors for the
County of Kauai may expect a
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C ommissioner of Public Lands.
Water Supply for Park
J. II. Morngne spent a few days
at Kokce lilSt Week With' W. V.
wl.v, 1 incidentally looked
111,0 tlie matter of a suitable
water supply for the proposed
1 summer camp region ofJthe new
ku j0ie Vark.
He found that it will be perfect
iv feasible to pipe water from the
stream in the neighborhood of
jalua Poha, the Faye's place,
where there is an adequate supply
f excellent water. Eveu at this
dry time he found 1200 gallons an
It will take about four miles of
pipe, ane and a half inch at the
head, reducing to one inch lower
and for anv probable population
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Frank Broadbent Back
Frank W. Broadbent is back
from Cornell where he has been
taking a course in scientific agri
ii t pi it i ii. .
canine. Aiier me ciose
years work, at College, he made
a trip to Cuba, with a view to
seeing something of the Island
and particularly of the sugar
imsiness thm,. He thinks the
lmsjness is iul vilX but ihii (.lilu.
ate is "fierce." At this time of
the year anyway it is brilliantly
clear and -oppressively hot in the
forenoon, clouds up and rains, a
regular tropical downpour in the
afternoon, and then clears o'tf
again at night. He was parti
cularly impressed by the large
scale on which the sugar enter
prises are conducted there.
He returned by way of Hilo on
the "Annie Johnson," an auxiliary
schooner, making the trip in nine
Bids for the New Wailua
Homesteads Roads Out
County Engineer J. II. Mo-
'". ixlvertising for bids for
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i in iitrMiiiij itu JtM'iM luwm twin
materials to be used in the con
struct ion of roads, bridges and
drains throughout the new Wai
ili to Have
New Concrete Bridge
Bids are asked for bv Countv
materials to he used in the con
st ruction of a sixty foot concrete
pillar trestle bridge over the
stream at Nawiliwili. This
C. A. Bice went to town Satur
day and is back Ibis morning.
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Grote re
turned from Honolulu this morn
Mr. and Mrs. Swan are back
from town this morning, having
gone thither on Saturday.
C. B. Makee of Hanalei, was
among the returning passengers
A. F. Knudsen went to town on
Saturday and returned this morn
ing. G. Bariihurdt, formerly of Mak
a weli, is on Kauai again among
Miss Esther llofgaard of Wai
mea, returned by the Kinau this
O. A. Francis, traveling sales
man for E. O. Hall & Son, is on
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford went to
town on Saturday. He returned
this morning, Mrs. Crawford re
maining over for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brown,
of Makaweli, welcomed a little
daughter to their home on Wed
nesday, tlie 20th.
II. W. Laws, the rooting man,
is back again on Kauai. Ilis roofs
bear a good record, and he is not
afraid to face them.
The Larsens are camping in the
Pun Luu region, and are packing
water from Halemanu and they
think it quite worth while.
Mrs. E. F. Wood of Lihue, went
to the Hospital yesterday after
noon and was operated for appen
dicitis today. She is doing well.
C. D. Bea, the McBryde civil
engineer, with his wife and child,
were returning passengers from
town this morning.
S. W. Tay, sanitary engineer of
the Board of Healtli, is on Kauai
lor a few days, looking into mut
ters in his line.
George Hogg, Lindsay Faye and
Biuiolf and Alexander Isenberg
leave for town by the Kinau today.
The former two are on their way
to the coast, college bound.
A. C. Alexander, civil engineer
and surveyor for the American
Factors, came over from town this
morning and will familiarize him
self on the ground with the land
matters of the Factors' places, lie
is especially interested in railway
rights of way.
Out on the Land
There is no small degree of con
sternation and dissatisfaction a
lining some of the Kapaa home
steaders at the recent invincible
stand taken by the land depart
ment in regard to the personal
residence clause in the homestead
agreements. Some people who did
not take this clause seriously were
living in Kapaa, and going Out to
their homestead holdings just
often enough to keep in mind
where they were.
During the last few weeks there
has been quite an exodus of these
town folk to the tall timber of the
outlying country. They are city
folk no longer, but burnt and
brawny rustics, seldom seen in
town, and in a hurry to get back
onto the laud and make good.
A Double Tragedy
A double tragedy involving the
death of his victim by murder, and
himself by suicide, took place at
Wahiawa Mill Camp yesterday
forenoon. The perpetrator, ap
parently with murder in his heart,
came from Camp Seven, where he
lived, and shot out of hand the
wife of a friend, without any ap
parent provocation. It is supposed
to be a case of extreme infatua
tion and raging jealousy. Another
case of fatal facility "with fire
MB. AND MBS. HILLS
Mr. and Mrs. A. I). Dills de
parted last Saturday for Hono
lulu where they will spend a
month or six weeks in rest and
recreation. Mr. Hills has been
ill for several weeks.
Lihue Loses Game
The wonderful luck that has at
tended the Lihue team since the
beginning of the league games this
year, deserted them last Sunday
at Kapau with the result that Ma
kee handed them their first defeat.
It was a mighty interesting game
and (he fans, as well as the play
ers, were on their toes from start
to finish of the game.
The Makees are an exceptionally
well balanced team and played
the game like professionals. The
absence of errors on their side was
fhe factor that won them the
Lihue was not 'so fortunate.
Tuxeira at short, was off his feed
and was responsible for four cost
ly errors, while Costa in left field
dropped a fly.
Wood An Old Timer
"Dad" Wood the 45 years young
pitcher for Makee, was the hero of
the occasion. Wood has been play
ing ball for about .'?0 years. He
pitched for the Maile Ilium team
in the Honolulu league of 11)02
and lilt).'?, and the way he put 'em
over Sunday, and mighty wallops
he gave the ball when at bat,
seems to signify that he is just
about as good as lie was 17 year
While Lihue missed her star
mound man, Bob Okuda, who is in
Honolulu, Manuel Perreira pitch
ed a mighty good game, but the
team did not give him the support
he should have had.
At the receiving end, Wolters,
for Makee, was on (he job every
minute, and, though he is not a
Cobb with the stick, his all round
work on the diamond demonstrat
ed the value of his Puuahou train
ing. "Smiling" Bill Ellis, the receiv
er for Lihue, was not up to his
usual form behind the bar, though
he did good work with the stick.
Hoopii at third and Bun Hee at
short for Makee, played a sterling
game and were ably assisted by
Bodrigues and Beis at first and
second. Kono, Lizaina and Morita
in the out-field also were all that
could be desired.
Three South J'airs
Kono, Morita and Bun Hee, the
first three men on Makee's baiting
order are left handed stickers
and good ones. These three, with
the veteran Wood, who walloped
out a single and a double, are a
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A Case oi Need
Miss Cassarian voices an urgent
request for old clothing, to meet
the needs of a destitute family of
three boys, eleven, nine and seven
years old, and two girls of five and
Anything at all suitable will bo
most welcome. Leave at Lihue
Itytel for Miss Cassarian.
HANALEI TO HAVE A
NEW TEACnEItS' COTTAGE
J. II. Moragne, county engineer,
is asking for bids for 'furiiishiiiif
all building material to be used
in (lie construction of a four
room teachers' cottage at Hana-
II. Stephen Simpson, appointed
principal for the Lihue public
school, has been on the Islands
many years; was vocational
teacher under Cyril Smith at Ka
paa, and is an experienced and
successful teacher and principal,
as well as a man of character and