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ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL 15. NO. 35.
LIHUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, SIFT. 2. 1919
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COIY
The minimi report of the Kauai
Industrial Accident Board shows
208 accidents reported ten of
which were fatal.
The largest employers of labor,
the plantations, naturally, report
tlu most accidents, the largest
number of accidents from any
one plantation being 07 the
greater proportion of which, how
ever were of a comparatively trif
Of the total number of acci
dents about one half received
compensation under the law, on
the basis mostly of (it) per cent of
the wages, including bonus, for
the period of incapacity after the
first seven days.
All accidents which involve
loss of time should be reported
immediately. Some employers
however fail to do this, and re
port only the more serious cases,
or report only after the total re
covery and return to work. This
is a mistafte; all accidents should
be reported at once.
After some years in operation
the system has settled down to a
smooth and steady running basis,
and commends itself most satis
factorily to both employer and
employe. It is a satisfaction to
the employer to know just what
is required of him, and as a rule
lie complies with the requirement
promptly and gracefully. It is
a still greater satisfaction to the
simple and often helpless laborer
to be able to appeal to an impar
tial and sympathetic Board, and
know that he can get substantial
Occasionally a 'complicated case
conies up calling for the joint ac
tion of the board, but ordinarily
the issues are simple and can be
disposed of by the executive mem
ber who attends to all the rou
Gone to Columbia
Mrs. Maud De Bretteville
Thompson, late principal of the
Kalaheo school, is taking a year's
leave of absence, which she will
spend in post graduate work at
Columbia, whither she has recent
ly gone. She is a progressive teach
er of much more than average in
telligence and initiative.
Comes to Lihue Bank
W. P. Horner, recently arrived
from France, where he served as
an ollicer fir several months, and
saw action in the "big drive," has
accepte.l a position with the Lihue
branch of the Bank of Hawaii. Mr.
Horner is the second son of A.
The Latest Thing in Scales
Lihue Store has recently install
ed a Toledo Person Weigher.
These scales aVe recognized as be
ing the last word in weighing ma
chines. In a container attached to
the scale are booklets showing
how much 'every person should
weigh ; directions as to how to put
on or take oil" flesh, ami a weekly
Mildred Hogg has returned to
Mills College, Oakland for her
second year's work there. Left
Mr. Siebel, recently in the em
ploy of Lihue Plantation, is now
tilling a similar posifion at Maka
weli. Countess Bonzi and her child
ren, as well as the children of Mrs.
'llrbdrero, went to town by the
Kinau on Saturday ami will sail
for the coast by the Lurline. Coun
tess Bonzi is a daughter of Col.
Spalding of Kealia, with whom
she has been spending the summer.
She returns to her home in Italy.
Five hundred and thirty-five
fisher folk in one evening at Aim
kini, is the season's recordetaoin
kini, with rod and line for ala-lau-wa
is the season's record. The lit
tle fish are now falling oil, and
will soon be gone.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Wishard
left for Honolulu on Saturday on
the way to Harvard, where young
Mr. Wishard will resume his law
studies. Their dainty little baby
went aboard snugly ensconced in
a niorket basket where she reposed
as contentedly as Moses in his
famous basket in the bulrushes.
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Rice and
Miss Hlinor Scott were among
the departing passengers by the
Kinau Saturday. Miss IClinor
will not return to the Coast, but
will go to Punahou to school in
t lie meantime visiting with the
W. II. Rices in Honolulu.
Mrs. Sloggett and family who
hi.ve been spending some weeks
visiting at drove Farm, returned
to Maui last Saturday afternoon.
Mr. A. C. Alexander, consulting
engineer and land expert for
American Factors, returned to
Honolulu by Saturday's Kinau
after a few days on the Island.
Montague Cooke, of the Bishop
Museum, has returned to Town
alter several weeks at Kokee,
partly summer outing and partly
scientific collecting for the mu
seum. His boy was with him.
Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Baldwin
are oil' for a two months vacation
to the Coast, left by the Mauna
Loa on Saturday. With labor
difficulties, shortage of water, etc,
plantation life has been pretty
trying of late, and a little vaca
tion is very welcome. The Bald
win boys have gone on ahead of
Mrs. Faye with her two daugh
ters Eda and Margaret left for
tl.eir California home by the Ki
nau on Saturday. They were the
Inst of the family" to go the boys
having proceeded them.
Catherine Weight and Berniee
Judd have been summer campers
at Kokee. They returned to
Town by the Mauna Loa Satur
Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair Robinson
have been visiting the volcano and
are now on the way home.
Mrs. Win. Henry Rice and fam
ily have been spending two or
three weeks mostly pleasantly at
Haena, and returned from there
a few days ago to get Harrison oil'
for the Coast. The Sheriff went
to and fro as his duties permitted.
Sidney B. Uibson, recently for
a short time in the Lihue Planta
tion office, and Miss B. E. de
Coteau, at various times a nurse
in the Lihue Hospital, were mar
ried in Honolulu August 27th.
Mr. and Mrs. 10. A. Knudsen
and family returned to Honolulu
by the Kinau on Saturday. They
have been spending the summer
mainly at Ualemanu.
.Joseph Lightfoot the Honolulu
attorney returned to Town after
spending a week or so on the Is
land. He was investigating the
(lay and Robinson water case in
the interest of the government,
and is very confident of the out
come of the case from that point
E. O. Thurtell, Lihue electri
cian, is back home again his va
cation is pa ti, and he settles down
to work for another steady pull.
Mrs. Thurtell will remain In Ho
nolulu indefinitely, attending to
the education of her daughter.
Mrs. C. Maser and her daughter
Hilda, are back from a visit to
Mrs. Livesey and Mrs. E. A.
Cheatham are back from Hilo,
where they have been visiting
their sister, .Mrs. K. S. i ripper.
Mrs. .1. M. Lydgate and son
"Peacher" will go to Kona to
spend the month of September at
the Paris, Kaawaloa. They are!
now in Honolulu. I
Miss Madeline Smile, from the;
mainland has been engaged by the'
V. W. C. A. interests for work on;
Mr. and Mrs. P. II. Cooley and
child arrived by the Kinau this
morning and have gone to Kekaha'
where Mr. Cooley will be principal
of the government school. :
S. M. Kanakanui, the veteran
surveyor and Hawaiian title ex-;
pert returned to Town on Satur
day after a weik or ten days on I
CHAMBER OF COBCE
A Good Crowd
mill Fine Session
The annual meeting of the Kau
ai Chamber of Commerce, held
Thursday afternoon in Lihue,
was one of the most interesting
and entertaining, as well as large
ly attended meetings in a long
The President called for the re
port of the Treasurer which was
presented, showing balance from
last year IIOl.lo, receipts for the
year 405.00, paid out during the
year 4S:i.l2, leaving a balance of
2Sli.;: together with War Savings
Stamps to the amount of 172.40.
Election: H. If. W. Ilroadbe.nt,
After (he reading of the minutes
of the last meeting the President
called for reports of commit
tees and there being no others
forthcoming Mr. Wishard read
that of the committee on nomi
nations, recommending the fol
lowing officers for next year. E.
AV. Broadbent, president; R. 1).
Molcr, vice-president; J. M. Lyd
gate, secretary; .1. I. Silva, treas
urer; and W. X. Stewart, auditor.
There being no other nomina
tions it was moved that the Sec
retary cast the vote for their elec
tion, which was done.
h'et irbuj f'residen t 's
Rcviciv of the Year
The President then presented
a review of the activities of the
year, which demonstrated in a
very convincing way the useful
ness of the Chamber of Commerce
as a vital organization working
for the benefit of the best inter
ests of the Island. He also ex
pressed his hearty appreciation
of the cordial cooperation of the
members, and commended the in
terest that they had shown in the
affairs of the Chamber. He em
phasized the very worthy spirit
of philanthropy and humanity
which seemed to characterize all
classes. It was a matter of much
satisfaction that thei'e was a
growing, interest and activity in
all hunianitariii matters, such as
education, child-welfare, public
narks and means ot recreation,
Xvw President Takes Chair
President Brandt then retired
amidst the applause of the meet
ing, and the president elect Mr.
Broadbent took the chair, with u
Mr. Lydgate moved an expres
sion of appreciation for the very
excellent service which the retir
ing president had rendered dur
ing his term of office, and a simi
lar expression of recognition was
tendered to the secretary and
(Irticefitl 0 recti ny; Covets
Mr. J. Lightfoot, the well
known attorney, being present as
an interested visitor, begged the
favor of a moment to express his
high appreciation for the Island
and its people. He had been pro
foundly impresed by the beauty
of the scenery, the line quality of
the roads and the progressive,
public spirit of the people.
In spite of the emphatic in-1
junction of the tenth command-!
nient he did most ardently covet'
for Honolulu our county engineer. I
As that command however did,
not specify County Engineers he'
hoped Hint this bit of coveting!
might be overloked.
minis Child Welfare
Com mi I tee i
.Mr. Lydgate spoke at some,
length in the interest of child,
welfare, the substance of which,
we will publish later. In con
clusion he preferred a request '
that the Chamber add to its per
manent committees one on child'
welfare which should work in con-j
junction with the other similar ,
organizations on the Island, and
and report accomplishments from
time to time.
Albert Horner, Jr. suggest that
such a committee should especial-
lv work in I'fiimmrtimi with tin.
blnies (." (he various comniuni -
tjc.-i who were
in this work
and knew more"' 'i. "cm its nrst husiness
ah nil if (linn we did.
There being some question as
to whether a formal motion would
be necessary to constitute, such a
commit ti ;, to be on the safe side
H1. BiMiulf proposed such a
re iolutio.i to the effect that a
manciit committee for this
pti 'pose be appointed by the pies
i'hnt in making up the new com
mit lees, which was unanimously
Tvm Out Dead
There was considerable more or
leu serious pleasantry in regard
to li e number of the regular com
mittees, which were as plentiful
as' fallen leaves in Autumn, and
jilsl about as useless, and Mr.
Clcalham moved that the whole
Mt.oiiiing lot of them be cancaled
and Hint we start all over again
with committees that would do
soMething. This however was
felt lo be too drastic a departure,
and the president suggested, un
der his breath, that he thought
pchaps he could put some new
"pep" into most of them.
lit solution of Condolence
Mr. Brandt suggested the lit
nc;:s and propriety of this body
passing resolutions of apprecia
te n of the Stirling personal qual
ity's and public usefulness of the
late A. S. Wilcox, and of sympa
thy with his family in their
bereavement. He made a motion
to that effect which was carried.
Demand for linn quel Session
Mr. Wishard thought it was
time to get back to our old cus
tom of an occasional banquet
session. The war was over now
and a reasonable amount of
social and festive activity was in
.Mr. Brodie wanted lo make it
a picnic or luau in the open, with
in. fine in the background, and
with a fine flow of spirits and a
good time for everybody.
-Air. Mahluin suggested that it
be at Waiiuea at the time of the
next regular meeting in October.
This suggestion met with gen
eral favor aiid Messrs Hofgaard,
Malilum and Silva were appoint
ed a committee to arrange and
handle the whole affair, which
was 'finally set for Saturday even
ing October 18, al the Waiiuea
liokco Popular, but the I'oad
Mr Cheatham spoke of the in
creasing popularity of the Kokee
Summer Camp region. While he
was up there recently, there had
been a gathering one' evening, at
(he Augustus Knudsen camp, of
no less than IT) people. The great
problem about (he place was the
road. Owing to (he long contin
ued dry weather it had become
impassible for any but light ma
chines. The dust holes were net
ting to have no bottom. It would1
have to be gone over and niate-l The (iarden Island has install
rially repaired before another! ed a rubber stamp making ma
season., and there was no usel chine. We turned out a trial or
trying to do that until rain cameMer of stamns for County Clerk
lo pack the dry dust down.
HI 000 for llepairs
He would beg to make a motion to
the ell'ect that the County Super
visors be requested to expend up
to say .S1000 this coming winter,
or whenever the rains came, un
der the supervision and accord
ing fo the judgment of the Coun
E. A. Knudsen said fhat he
had been talking with a nroini-
n-iit man ol intelligence and
judgment, who declared that tlie '
!.'!0.M0 appropriated wouldn't1
make a beginning on a road um
there, that it would cost $200,000,) Cooke left for his home in llonn
ami his suggestion was to invest lulu on Saturday. About three;
that $.'10,000, say at audi weeks ago at a "polo pruritc-.it:
spend the .?1S00 income every j Wuipouli he was accidentally
year in keeping the road in decent kicked bv one of the polo ponies!
shape. land his leg was broken. .Mrs. W.j
.Mr. Brandt expressed h i s II. Rice, . I r. very kindly took him !
hearty approval of a passable'in and mothered him until he wasj
road up there, and as one member j able to travel. He is still unable'
(Continued on page 5) to walk, but will very soon. , '
Pension Trustees Meet
The Board of Trustees of the
Pension Fund of the County of
Kauai, Territory of Hawaii, com
posing of H. I). Wishard, Chair
man of the Board of Supervis.irs,
K. C. Allium, Treasurer, and
Henry Blake, Auditor, of the said
of Kauai, a Board creat-
' cd by Act 220 of the Session Laws
meeting at the office of the said
Board of Supervisors on Friday,
August 22nd, 1!1!, at !)::(() a. m.
IPmorable S. K. Kaeo, County
Attorney, Kauai County, and legal
adviser of the Board of Trustees
was present. .1. Mahiai Kanea
kua was secretary.
An application (PF 1.) dated
Inly 2!). l!ll!, from Isaac Ionn of
Hanapepe an ollicer of the Police
Force of Waiiuea to be retired
ami pensioned in accordance with
the provisions of the above named
Act on account of being aillicted
with the asthma and deafness
was submitted by the Chairman
of the Board and after a fair con
sideration given the application,
upon the motion of Mr. Ahana
seconded by Mr. Blake, and by
unanimous vote, the Board grant
ed the application and pension
to begin from and after Septem
ber 1st next and ordered the Au
ditor to issue monthly and each
month pay warrant for ?:7.50 in
favor of Isaac Ionn, as pension,
it being "() of said applicant's
present salary towit : S?7i.00 per
At 10 o'clock a. m. the meeting
adjourned upon the motion of Mr.
Ahana but subject to the call of
Mainland Teachers for Kauai
Miss Adelaide McConnell, sis
ter of .Mrs. A. II. Case, of Lihue,
arrived by the Kinau Friday
morning. She has been engaged
to teach the primary department
of the Kauai High and (iranunar
School. Miss .McConnell is a
graduate of the Miss Fulnier
school of Los Angeles, and arriv
ed in Honolulu by the last Lur
line. William V. Hubert, who arriv
ed from the coast on the trans
port Logan, has been appointed
principal of Waiiuea school. He
arrived by the Kinau last Friday
Miss Xell Baldwin, of Iluuibolt
Normal School, California, has
been appointed to Kapaa school.
She arrived in Honolulu recently
f'foni the mainland.
Sale of Leases at Kapaa
At the sale of government leases
at Kapaa last Saturday some 21
lots were disposed of for ten year
periods, at rentals varying from
isi:t to 8(111 a lot ami
S:ii00. This will constitute a
very nice little annual govern
ment realization for the next ten
years and will furthermore tend
to build up Kapaa.
! Kaneakua Says They are Good
Kaneakua the other day and he
pronounced them first-class. He
has kept us busy ever since mak
(!. W. Sahr has been appointed
by the Oovernor a member of the
Industrial Accident Board for
Kauai. Mr. Sahr's good judgment,
familiarity with the Island, and
general acquaintance witli agri
cultural and labor conditions,
make this a very wise appoint-
1 Tn foi l hhm vmm.r ri.i w.,,,.,.
The game between Lihue and
Koloa on the Koloa grounds last
Sunday was a rather ragged ex
hibition of the national pastime.
Lihue. thinking they already
had (he game cinched before it
started, played in a haphazard
way, disregarding signals, (cam
work and everything else (hat
goes to make good baseball, with
the result that Koloa gave them a
big run for their money.
The bad grounds were, of
course, responsible for a number
of the errors that were made, but
fhe lack of life and pep displayed
cannot be laid to the grounds.
Tiixura, at short, again brought
himself into the limelight by pull
ing several hone head plays. This
young lad did some good work in
the .first series, but it evidently
went to his head, as his play now
is of the grandstand variety with
a consequent batch of errors ev
ery game. He should be replaced
by a player that is not quite so
fancy. Aniaral, in left, made sev
eral costly mull's. These posi
tions must be strengthened if Li
hue wants a chance at the cup.
Koloa, though a weaker team
than Lihue, really put up the bet
ter game, owing to their familiar
ity with the grounds,and if they
had had a good pitcher, the final
results would have been different.
As if was, Lihue found Morion
in the third inning and hammer
ed him for seven runs.
Koloa came back in their half
of the third with two runs, and.
after handing Lihue n goose egg
in the first of the fourth, annexed
another run in their half.
Lihue put another man across
in the filth. In Koloa's half of
the fifth, Lihue made balloon as
sension and by (he time (hey came
to earth, Koloa had gathered a
choice collection or foiir perfect
ly good runs. However, Lihue
came back with two in the sixth
and shut Koloa out.
Lihue drew goose
seventh and eighth,
collected one more
run in the
eighth. The score
was now ten
lo eight in favor of Lihue.
In the ninth Lihue got three
men on bases, but only got one of
them home. Koloa came up de
termined to at least tie the score.
Somen, the first man up, lined out
a pretty single, anil went to sec
ond on the next nitch. Ahmiixln
grounded out second to first.
Apeon grounded out third to
first. Knhlman went to first on
a wild nitch .mil Siuiv'i ,..ii,,,.
home. Kondo got to first on er
ror at third. Two out witu mi. ti
on second and third Costa tried
his best fo bring home the bacon,
but Okuda mesmerized him and
he could not connect. Score 11-!).
Malice I.I, Mcllrydr !)
The big game was the one .be
tween Makee and MeBrvde at
Eleele. People from all parts of
the island were there. If McRrvde
won, they would have a cinch' on
the second series; if Makee won it
would leave McBryde, Lihue and
.Makee tied for first place.
It was not an air-tight game by
any means. The eighth inning
found the teams tied eight all.
Then is when the fireworks com
menced. AHer fhe smoke of battle
had cleared away it was found
that. Makee had added live more
runs to their eight, while McMryde
onl. captured one.
Kalaheo 7, Mulntu cli .)
An interestiiiL' "nine ivn ili
one played by Kalaheo and Maka-
wen at uie .Makaweli grounds.
These two teams are lii-il f.n.
fourth place, both having won one
and lost two, so there naturally
was more than the usual amount
or interest displayed. Makaweli
tried hard but were unable to
overcome the doughty Portuguese.
IliU Came Seat Sunday
Next Sunday's games will end
the second series. The big scrap
will be between Lihue and Me
Bryde at Lihue Park. These two
teams,' with .Makee, are tied for
first place. If Makee wins from
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