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ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL. 15. NO. 47.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25. 1919
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Kealia Mill Reach
At a meoting o ftho Kapaa Home
steaders' Association at the Kapaa
Court House last Sunday morning, the
Kapaa Homesteaders approved the
now form of contract adopted by the
committee of throe which last week
returned from Honolulu where the
members of the committee had Journ
led for the purpoao of negotiating
with the government and the Amer
ican Factors Ltd., for better terms
than they were allowed In the con
tract first drawn up by sugar expert
The main purpose of the meeting
was to afford tho committee consist
ing of L. Johonnot, Joe Correio and
Carl Jensen an opportunity to report
on their trip and the results attained.
When the report of the committee
was hoard and the new contract read
to the members of the association
considerable satisfaction was express
ed by those present. What particu
lary tempted the homesteaders pres
ent to adopt and approve the new
form of concract with Makee Sugar
Company, Is a 28 per cent bonus to
be paid the homesteader for his cane,
instead of the 25 per cent, bonus paid
according to the recently drawn up
contract and in the contract now In
effect. The additional 3 per cent, af
forded by the new contract will go a
long way toward paying for the cost
of laying portable track and hauling
the cars to and from the main track,
which expense according to the new
contract as well as the one turned
down by the homesteaders, relieves
the plantation of this expense. With
the increase of 3 per cent in the
bonus rate, the hauling of cane cars
to and from the field does not appear
to worry the Homesteaders very
much, as the homesteader figures that
provided the plantation puts in the
promised extensions of perminent
track, the additional bonus paid will
pay for a large part of the expense of
hauling cars to and from the field and
for laying portable track.
Among other things the strike
clause of the old contract is omitted
from the new ono and also the new
contract provides for a quarterly
statement from the plantation to the
homesteader of his account in the
After the association agreed to fav
orably adopt the report of the commit
tee a good deal of additional business
was conducted. L. Johonnot, secre
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A Farewell Reception
An enjoyable farewell reception was
given to Mr. D. E. Baldwin at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Dunn Friday
evening last, which was very general
ly attended by all the people of Maka
well. In token of the regard which was
felt for him and Mrs. Baldwin, a beau
tiful sterling silver loving cup was
presented to him as an enduring re
minder of their many Makawell
A large crowd enjoyed the dancing
and the stunts.
Frank Hart, of the O. R. & L son-in-law
of S. Simpson of tho Lihuo pub
lic school, returns to Honolulu today
after a few days spent on Kauai. His
wife remains some time longer.
D. Bulck, of the Advertiser, arrived
by the Kinau this morning and will
spend a week on the Island In tho
Interest of that paper.
Mrs. A. H. Case, who has been visit
ing her folks on the Mainland for
some few weeks, returned by the
Kinau this morning.
Mr, De Lacy is back from his an
nual Christmas buying trip to Town.
WILLIAM C. ACHI, JR
Delegate J. K. Kalanianole re
ceived a cable from Washington
lale Friday, says the Star-Bulletin,
informing him that in the
last hours of the special senate
session William Charles Achi, Jr.,
of Honolulu was confirmed as
judge of the fifth judicial circuit
to succeed Judge Lyle A. Dickey.
Judge Achi will await instruct
ions to qualify, after which he will
proceed to Kauai to assume the
duties of his office. It is under
stood that he will live in the resi
dence of the late Governor Knnoa
The new judge was born In Hono
lulu 30 years ago. He attended St.
Louis college four years, graduating
therefrom in 1904. He then attended
Oahu college four years, graduating
from that institution in 1908. During
that period he read law in the office
of his father, W. C. Achi, Sr.
In 1909 he entered Leland Stanford
university, remaining there two years,
when he entered Yale (1911). On ac
count of illness he was obliged to
leave Yale in 1912 and return to Hono
lulu. In the fall of 1912 he entered the
University of Chicago for a short
course and in the fall of 191t entered
the University of Michigan at Ann
Arbor, completing the bachelor of
arts course in 1914. '
Entered the law school of tho Uni
versity of Michigan in 1914 and grad
uated therefrom with tho decree of
bachelor of laws in 1917.
Returned to Honolulu and was ad
mitted to practice in all courts of the
territory November G, 1917.
Japanese Hangs Himself
It. Tanabe, an employee of tho Lihue
Plantation Company, committed sul
cido by hanging himself to the limb of
a tree on tho edge of the Grove Farm
forest near Lihue mill last Saturday
According to facts gained at the in
quest, Tanabe, who was a married man
with several children, had drawn his
savings from tho Yokohama Specie
Bank, at Honolulu, and lost it all
gambling. When his wife remonstrated
with him, he threatened to kill tho
whole family, but tho wife escaped
and, with the small children, went to a
friend's house. Tanabe was found
hanging In the edge of tho forest tho
next morning by ono Wada, a fellow
B. Salzer, solicitor for tho Bishop
Insurance agency, is on tho Island In
the interest of his company.
Uov. A. Hoermann, of tho Honolulu
Lutheran Church, came to Lihuo last
week Friday on ono of his regular
visits to tho Lutheran people hero. He
returns to Honolulu today.
Dr. Kuhns, of Kealia, is back from
a hurried trip to Honolulu.
Mrs. D. L. Larson, of Kilauea, re
turned from Honolulu this morning.
"NMIL1LI HARBOR PROJECT
MUST NOT BE HIED"
Mr. G. N. Wilcox States That Condemnation
Proceedings Should be Continued
"Regardless of whether Aliukiui landing is developed or not, the
Xawiliwili Ilarhor project must not he allowed to lapse." said Mr.
(i. X. Wilcox, in an interview granted a representative of this
paper yesterday. "The Government should go on with the con
demnation proceedings for (lie hud required for rights-of-way.
etc. That much will he gained, aid we will then he prepared for
further steps. If we don't get the harbor now, we will get it later."
Xawiliwili 15ay," continued Mr. Wilcox, "is the site selected by
the United States Engineers, after a most searching investigation,
and is the site that can he easiest made absolutely safe from all
The regular annual convention
of the Kauai teachers will meet
Friday morning at the Tip Top
at !)::(), on which occasion up
wards of lot) teachers will gather
in from all parts of the Island.
The program is not quite defi
nitely arranged as we go to press, j
but the following interesting fea-l
t tires will make up the substance;
of it. !
The address of the occasion will i
be given by Dr. W. A. Kemp, of the
school survey commission, lie lias I
the reputation of being an excell
ent speaker and his address will
doubtless be a treat.
Miss Mary Lawrence, of the
Library of Hawaii, will speak in
the morning on "Books and Read
ing for Children," and in the
afternoon will tell stories as for
Miss Grace Haskell, of the Li
hue school will read a paper on
"Phonetics," Mr. Damkroger of
Makaweli will talk on "Physical
Education in the Schools," and
there will probably be other
There will be chorus singing by
the Lihue school teachers, also by
the teachers from Kapaa ; a solo
by Miss Vox, of the high school,
also by Miss ('hung, of the liana
lei school. Miss Kelley of the Li
liue High and Grammar School
The convention will open with
a business meeting for the election
of otlicers, etc. The public are
The Census Man
IJ. C. Lappin, supervisor of
census for the Territory, makes a
flying visit to Kauai today to
make the first preliminary ar
rangements for the coming census.
The enumeration will be taken as
of January 1st, and every effort
will be made to insure its correct
ness and accuracy.
Being much broader in scope
and covering many more lines of
information than the old time
census, the results are very valu
able as well as very interesting.
He bespeaks the interest and co
operation of the public to make it
us complete and accurate as pos
sible. Mr. Lappin has been making a
complete tour of the Islands,
Kauai being the last lap.
J. O. Warner will conduct Thanks
giving services at Llhuu Union on
Thursday at 10 o'clock.
Mrs. V. Knudson, of Waimca, was
among tho passengers returning this
There will bo services as usual at
11 o'clock at the Lihuo Union Church
this coming Sunday. Hov. J. M, Lyd
gate will conduct the ame.
The Mokihana Dance
The Mokihana dance, at the
Lihue Social Hall last Saturday
evening, given in honor of Miss
jMabel AVilcox, who has just re
turned from service iii France,
was undoubtedly one of the most
successful and enjoyable affairs of
the kind held in Lihue in several
To begin with, it was a joyous
occasion, in which a community
gathered together to do honor to
a member who had so unselfishly
given herself to the service of
humanity during the (treat War.
Everyone was in a happy mood,
and the conditions and surround
ings were such that it would have
been strange indeed if it had not
been a success.
If is doubtful if the hall ever
appeared to better advantage, be
decked as it was with beautiful
flowers and potted plants. The
committee on decoration deserve
much credit for their work.
Besides the quintet club, which
furnished excellent music, a
number of members of the late
Lihue band, and an excellent or
chest ra, under the direction of
Joseph A. Sousa, appeared in com
pliiiient to Miss Wilcox, and ren
dered several dance selections in
a manner that surprised and
pleased the dancers.
At eleven o'clock delicious re
freshments, consisting of coffee,
cake and sherbet, were served,
after which dancing was resumed
it was an occasion that will
long be remembered with pleasure.
The ollicers of the club, Mrs.
Crawford, president; Mrs. Jami
son, vice-president; Mrs. Moler,
treasurer, ami Miss Edith Rice
secretary, acted as reception com
mittee, while Mrs. Lydgate, Mrs.
Hogg and Mrs. V. II. Rice, did
good service. as introduction conf
mittee to make the many Strang
ers acquainted, and generally 1o
make things go smoothly.
An Unfortunate Accident
While working in tho Eleelo School
shop Wednesday morning getting out
material for tho other Kauai shops
in some unexplained way, Mr. E. A
Croovey either slipped or the worli
caught, and ho lost his left Index
finger and the end of his thumb in tho
jointer. His hand is getting along
as well as can bo expected. IIo re
turned homo from tho hospital Sun
day and hopes to bo able to resume
his work somo tinio this week. or.
ho says, "as soon as I learn to navl
gate a Ford one-banded!"
Xexl Saturday the training ship
Brookdale will arrive at Port Al
len from Seattle with ir() Me -h-.-I
n I Marine cadets aboard. This
steamer belongs to the Sea Service
Bureau, of the V. S. Shipping
Board, ami is used for the pur
pose of training young men for the
As Congress failed to appropri
ate any funds for the maintenance
of this work, she is now being used
as a combined .cargo carrier and
training ship,- and with the per
mission of (lie Matson Navigation
Company, Alexander & Baldwin.
Ltd., are supplying the cargo for
Port Allen and Kaannpali in ord-
ir that the good work may go on.
Die young men who have enlisted
in this service will be the future
ollicers of our merchant marine.
During their stay on Kauai thev
will be the guests of the planta
tions, and their visit will be made
is pleasant and profitable for
them as possible. Cnder, the guid-
ince oi . a. lieer, sift mir manag
er of the Kauai Railway Company,
li ley will lie transported to Keka-
ha where they will see the mill in
operation, then conducted over
Makawell Plantation and intro
duced to the methods of growing
In the evening a dance will be
given in their honor in the ware
house at Port Allen. The Kauai
people are requested to he present
and help give the boys a good
lime. 11 is specially requested
that all schoolinn'nins' turn out in
force, as there will be l"it) voinm
men who will want verv much!' to
A baseball game is being ar
ranged for, to be played at Elcch
To Make ftjtcally Dry
The failure of prohibition, inso
far as there is a failure, is due
bainly to evasion of the law on
the part of those who are opposed
to it. I Ins of, course, reads
against a perfectly good cause
people say, "There's more booze
iibout now under prohibition than
under license!" Having secured
prohibition we must now see to it
that it is effective.
To this end the responsible and
well-meaning public must assist in
the enforcement of the law.
Along this line a Prohibition
Law Enforcement League has been
organized in Honolulu and a emu
nussioner. T. II. Cadle. has been
appointed to carry the war into
the camp of the enemy, those who
manufacture, and those who sell
This will be done bv a t-nmtinimi
of public education ' which will
seen lo stimulate public interest in
mis practica asnecL o the cm-
peranre question, and to assist the
proper authorities in the convict
ion of those who still continue to
defy the law.
This commissioner, Mr. Cadle
arrived on the Kinau this mom
ing to look over the terrilorv and
see what can be done here, and to
enlist the cooperation of the local
menus ot proiiiintiou.
Tennis at Makaweli
Makaweli plantation have just
finished a tennis tournament for
singles championship and to decide
who was to have tho custody of tho
E. O. Hall fc Son trophy.
Mr. Dwight Baldwin, a recent ar
rival at tho plantation, proved to bo
tho best man with tho racket and
now will have a silver cup to add to
His collection of numerous trophies.
GUY F. RANKIN PROMOTED
Guy P. Hanklu, civil engineer and
head luna for the last IS years at Ma
kawell plantation, has been promoted
to succeed Douglas Baldwin who has
resigned a3 assistant manager and will
leave for the Coast shortly.
To Raise Our
Foi Our Streams
About 1C00 striped bass were plant
ed In Niumalu and Wallua rivers last
week. They were part of a shipment
received by tho Fish and Game Com
mission from the Mainland and ar
rived by the "Muul" last Thursday.
As there was no Inter-Island boat
coming over before Monday, Mr. H. L.
Kelley, of tho Kish and Game Commis
sion, decided to bring them over in
one of the Commission's sampans.
Tbuy left Honolulu at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday and arrived at Nawlllwlll
about 3 p.m. Saturday. Tho fish stood
the long voyage from California re
markably well very few of them dic
ing on tho way.
Immediately after arrival, Mr. Kelley
with the assistance of C. A. Hico and
J. H. Coney, transported the bass by
truck to Niumalu and Wallua rivers,
where they were liberated.
Striped "bass are salt water fish, but,
like the salmon, they return to fresh
water streams every year to spawn.
It will take from two to three years
for the fish just released to reach ma
turity, and in the meantime, Mr. Kelley
requests that people when fishing will
be very careful to return to the water
any of those malahino fish.
Mr. Kelley, accompanied by Elmer
Cheatham, is visiting the streams
niauka today, with the view of de
termining the suitableness of the water
for stocking with mountain trout. Ho
believes it would be a success.
Upon his return to Honolulu, Mr.
Kelley will be actively engaged in the
matter of a big mullet hatchery and
artificial propagation. "A material in
crease in tho supply of fish is the only
way to bring down the price," ho says.
Peggy Center Weds.
Miss Peggy Center, Hawaii's prima
donna, and protege of Madam Melba,
was married to Lieutenant It. A. And
erson, in Chicago on November 14th.
Mrs. Anderson is to start immediately
for England where she will rejoin
Madam Melba and sing before King
Georgo and Queen Mary.
Lieutenant Anderson isft a well
known Island man, son of Dr. and Mrs.
H. W. Anderson, of Honolulu. Ho is
a graduate of Punahou and Cornell
university. At the outbreak of the
war ho entered the avlntlon service
and went to France, whore ho was
captured by tho Huns and spent sev
eral months in a German prison.
Escaping from prison, after many ox
citing experiences, ho made his way
The Lieutenant visited Kauai at tho
time Miss Center gave her concerts
hero, and gave a lecture on his war
Baseball at Makaweli
Baseball continues to attract large
crowds each Sunday at Makaweli Plan
tation, where four games aro played
In tho afternoon. Makawell and Camp
4 are leading their leagues and it looks
as though they would tangle for the
championship of the plantation.
The closing games of the three leag
ues will bo played on December 7th.
These will bo followed up with a five
game series to decide tho plantation
The standing of the leagues are:
Makaweli Baseball League
P W L Pc
Makaweli 7 7 0 1000
Camp 1 C 3 3 300
Camp 5,4,2 7 0 7 000
Makawell Filipino Baseball League
Camp I 7 C 1 S57
Camp 2 7 5 2 715
Camp 5 SOS 000
Plantaiton Baseball League
Camp 4 3 3 0 1000
Now Camp 3 2 1 CGG
Camp 2 4 2 2 500
Camp G 4 0 4 000
GROVE FARM GAME CALLED OFF
The Grove Farm Leaguo game for
last Sunday was called off on account
ot rain. The games scheduled wore
between tho P. A. C. and tho II. A. C.
Tho postponed game will bo played
next Sunday. Tho P. A. C. aro In good
shape and say they aro going to trim
tho P. A. C. when they meet.