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KiM Elii Wilcox
ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL. 15. NO. 52.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1919
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THE WRECK OF
Tho Okunagan, a four-masted
schooner of 1300 tons, laden with
nitrate from Chllo for Port Allen, lies
on tho rocky shore of the Beach Drive,
a complete wreck.
She made the Island Wednesday
morning early, feeling her way cau
tiously for Port Allen, which they say,
was not on their map. She ran up
the coast as far as Kapaa, then tack
ed back close in shore, until she got
along toward the lighthouse off tho
Marino Drive, when tho wind died
away, and caught in the current, sho
drifted inshore helplessly until sho
wa3 dangerously near, when she an
chored. This was along about night
fall. Taking advantage of a llttlo
puff of wind ahe got under way again,
but no sooner had she done so than
the wind died away and again she
was left at the mercy of the current,
which swept her in onto tho rocky
shore, which she struck amidships,
broadside on a little later, and pound
ing against a protruding ledge, she
broke Equare in two and then went
rapidly to pieces.
The captain and crow, numbering
ton men in all, escaped with difficulty,
by means of tho ship's boat, having to
board the same on tho weather side
against tho heavy sea that was run
ning, while overhead tho masts and
rigging threatened to topple down on
them at any minute. They left her
just as they stood, saving nothing of
their effects, and made their way in
jtho darkness, to Ahukini, where they
were made as comfortable as possible
in the plan'ation warehouse.
The Okanagan was a wooden vessel
some twenty odd years old, owned In
San Francisco, and was laden with a
thousand tons of nitrate for Hawaiian
Sugar and McBryde, which is valued
roughly at $60,000. Nitrate deliquesces
immediately on contact with water,
like salt, so that no trace of it is left,
but hundreds of bags aro swashing
about in the sea, and piled up amid
0) the wreckage on the shore.
The wreck was disposed of under
sealed bids and went to A. H. Hobart
as the highest bidder, for tho trifling
sum of $150.00. Hobart, after realiz
ing on the smaller and moro portable
stuff, disposed of tho wreck and tho
rest of tho stock to Lihuo Plantation,
which is salvaging some of the sails,
the bags, tho copper fastenings, etc.,
and will come out with a handsome
KAUAI YOUNG PEOPLE'S
The convention being planned for
as previously announced has been
postponed one week from Jan. 10-11
to Jan. 17-18. This is to allow speak
ers from Honolulu to bo present who
could not make 4he earlier date. Let
ters outlining the details of the con
vention aro being sent to all members
of local committees.
NEW MANAGER AND BOOK
KEEPER FOR KOLOA STORE
Mr. Lennox, late manager of the
Hana Store, takes charge of the
Koloa Plantation Store from the flrst
of January, vice Arthur Buchholtz, re
signed. Carl Lindemann, bookkeeper for the
store has resigned and will surrender
his position to-morrow. J. P. Ramsey,
lately returned from military service,
will succeed him.
I desire, through tho courtesy of
tho Garden Island, to oxpress my ap
preciation of tho cooperation and In
valuable services of all those who
helped in the promotion of the com
munity Cnristmas exorcises at Llhuc,
particularly tho ladies of tho Moki
liana club, tho teachers, Miss Soule,
tho. Thurtolls, Mr. Maser, Mr. Wal-
worth and tho Santa Claus family.
U J. O. WANNER, Chairman.
LIHUE UNION CHURCH
There will bo services as usual this
coming Sunday. There Is a possibil
ity that Uev. II. W. Bayliss, tho new
pastor elect may arrive on Friday. In
case he does not Mr. Lydgato will con
duct tho service. Start tho now year
right by coming to church.
"IKng" Baggot is back at business
again after a few days of vacation in
Twenty One Holders
Get Thirty One Lots In
Tho 31 lots of the now Wailua
homestead troct all went speedily at
the final selection a week ago. They
are apportioned out among 21 holders.
Tho flrst nine applicants selected
in order but after that hosts of the
900 odd dropped out, evidently think
ing it not worth while bothering
about, so, that in. tho final outcome,
C. S. Dolo, who held No. 908, got in
on the selection and drew lot 9. His
quotation of tho Bible text, "Tho last
shall bo first," was a very successful
venture in prophecy.
Following Is tho list of those who
Joaquin S. Porolra, Makaweli, Kauai,
lots 20 and 21.
Keong Soong, Honolulu, lots 25 and
Juan A. Gomez, Kealla, Kauai, lots
3, and 22.
M. G. Santos, Lihue, lot 14.
Shigeru Osaki, Koloa, Kauai, lots 1
Chlng Bun, Honolulu, lots 5 and 6.'
Ella G. Alexander, Honolulu, lots
12 and 19.
Ben Palmeira, Walpahu, lots 7
and 8. '
Young Dum, Honolulu, lot 4.
Maximo Castillo, Makaweli, lots 16
Kcnji Odachi, Kilauca, Kauai, lots
10 and 11.
Wong Cbeong Hoon, Honolulu, lots
27 and 28.
Howard Chew Young, Honolulu, lot
Hong Lum, Honolulu, lot 24.
Tal Bun Hee, Honolulu, lot 30.
Sarah C. Liu, Honolulu, lot 15.
.Tutaka Hamamoto, Kalahco, Kauai,
Itolland E. Israel, Kapaa, lot 31.
Louis Mendes, Kilauea, Kauai, lot 23.
Antone Veaela, Kealla, Kauai, lot
Chas. S. Dole, Lihue, lot 9.
A Notable Social Event
The fancy dress "At Home" given by
Dr. and Mrs. Edgar N. Young on Satur
day evening will long bo remembered
with pleasure by those who wero pres
ent. It was a joyous affair, where
dainty (Japanese and Chinese maids,
mediajval princesses, petite maids and
dignified dames oi tho Colonial per
ion, Japanese priests, Spanish senior
itas, numerous clowns and clownettes
and other characters, all mingled to
gether with happy and noisy abandon.
The living room, dining room, par
lor and billiard room wero thrown
open for dancing and proved most
excellent for the purpose.
The music for t,ho tho occasion
was furnished by the Imperial orch
estra, stationed on tho back lanal, and
tho Lihue band, which occupied the
After the guests had all arrived,
horns, whistles and other noise pro
ducing Instruments wera passed
around, and with confetti and colored
paper streamers plentifully distribut
ed, everybody forgot their dignity and
fell in with the demands of tho oc
casion. Thereafter Joy and nol30
Tho dances camo fast, but as tho
evening was exceptionally cool, and
tho music exceptionally good, tho
floor was crowded with Jolly dancers
on each occasion.
A delicious punch was served
throughout tho evening and at elaven
o'clock tho guests enjoyed lco cream
The jollification continued up to
midnight, when the merrymakers bid
their gracious host and hostess good
night, and wended tholr several ways
homeward, to add this event to their
storo of pleasant memories.
DR. YOUNG RECEIVES
Dr. E. N. Young, of Lihue, met with
a very painful accident last Friday, I
which will keep him on crutches tori
several weeks at least. Whilo playing j
baseball with his boys, tho doctor acci-1
dently stepped on tho ball, turning his
ankle in such a way as to tear tho llga-'
nients loose. Whilo the Injury Is sovero
tho doctor manages to get around with
tho aid of a wheel chair and crutches. 1
Christmas Eve, 1919, will long bo
remembered as tho day on which tho
employees and tholr families had
tholr flrst Xmas entertainment, one
which was so arranged that not only
tho children, but the grownups also
were able to tako part in tho real
Xmas spirit which prevailed.
A wonderful Christmas tree laden
with toys and lit up with many col
oured lights which sprang up right in
the middle of tho ball ground, was tho
center of activities, for from It Santa
Claus and his three brothers, one of
whom came all the way from Iho
Philippine Islands and the other two
from Japan, distributed a gift to every
child present, as well as beautiful
Xmas packagas of candy accompanied
by a card bearing the Plantation's
Xmas Greetings printed in five differ
ent languages, to everyone, irrespect
ive of age. Then thero were lantern
slides illustrating "The iLfe of Christ,"
so that all might understand what
Christmas is meant to celebrate, and
Mr. Sllva, who is so well known to
the patrons of the movies at the Soc
ial Hall, kindly donated a special
feature film for the occasion.
The school children who had been
specially trained by their teachers,
sang a selection of Xmas Carols which
were greatly appreciated, and alto
gether there was so much going on
that tho largo crowd present, which
was even greater than that of the
Armistice Day celebration, was only
too sorry when tho lights on the tree
Went out, and Santa Claus and his
brothers went off to pay their Xmas
Christmas was moro generally and
more enthusiastically observed in
Koloa this year than usual. Thero
were combined special exercises at
the Koloa church for tho children in
which the Hawaiian and Japanese
Sunday Schools united. There was
fine singing, Christmas recitations by
tho children, tableaux, and following
these, a very generous distribution of
good things for tho children, candies,
apples, oranges, nuts and lco cream.
The big church was full to the doors.
The Salvation Army kept "open
house" on Christmas day with good
things galore for the children and
others of like minds and tastes. The
Army also distributed good things
throughout the different camps.
Mrs. Waterhouso had tho small
children of her neighborhood, of veri
oua races, at her homo on ChristmaB
flay, with most delicious refreshments,
games, etc. It was a very big red let
ter day for the children.
Thero wero happy Christmas doings
for tho children at the Kapaa church
on Christmas eve, with a tree, suit
able exorcises, singing, recitations.otc.
followed by a generous distribution
of candy, nuts, etc. The singing was
particularly line it takes a Hawaiian
Sunday School to excell in that lino.
Although p-imarily Intendec for th.i
childron, tho prown ups enjoyed it
just as much
The Lihue Hawaiian Sunday School
had tholr Christmas celebration at the
armory on Christmas eve. There was
a fine tree as a basis, beautifully dec
orated and illuminated; thero wero
appropriate recitations, some remark
ably fine singing, tableaux illustrating
the Christmas siory, very pleasing and
effective, and finally there was a gen
erous distribution of Christmas good
ies. Everyono went homo happy and
Grateful thanks aro due friends of
Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital,
both In public and private life, who
gave tho princely sum of $275.00 for
tho Christmas tree for tho inmates of
tho hospital, ?100.00 ot which was glv-
en by Mrs. A. S. Wilcox.
On Christmas eve a large tree, beau
tifully decorated, gladdened the hearts
of tho younger ones as well as the
grown ups, and as tho phonograph
played new records. Santa Claus dis
tributed such welcome gifts as sweat
ers, kimonos, dresses, shirts, pants,
underwear, large bags of candy, nuts,
apples and oranges, and many things
not considered as necessities.
Christmas day a bountiful dinner
of turkey, goose, Chinese and Japan
ese kaukau, was much enjoyed.
"Too much good Christmas, too
much kaukau," was the common ex
pression. Thanks ire also duo Kealla Store
and Miura's Store for generous gifts
of candy and apples.
Christmas was a genuine gala day
for Kilauca. There was a public com
munity tree in the great hall in tho
afternoon at which thero wero 500
children alone, as well as several
There were appropriate children's
exercises, with singing, followed by a
distribution of Christmas good things,
and absolutely every child was re
mcenibcred. Smiles and sunshine
were on all face3 and every one had
a good time.
Hanalel was In line with all tho
other communities this year with a
Christmas affair for tho children of
the public school. It was held in the
afternoon before Christmas in the old
church, with a tree beautifully decor
ated, fine singing, for which the school
is justly noted, children's recitations,
and finally, a generous distribution of
candy, oranges and apples. The few
children from far away who were un
able to he there, were not overlooked,
their share was sent to them.
Eleele also joined the forward
movement in the matter of a public
observation of Christmas and a com
munity tree, with festive decorations,
appropriate exercises and a distribut
ion of Christmas good tilings. The
program included several reels of
moving pictures which were very
much enjoyed, especially by tho child
ren. In addition to this there was
a series of colored slides illustrating
the life of Christ. Tho affair was
given at the Eleele hall and was en
joyed by 500 or COO people. :
On Thursday, Dec. IS, Kekaha school
had the best Christmas in it's history,
thanks to the courtesy of the Kekaha
Sugar Co. A most generous sum of
money was given by tho plantation to
the school through tho assistant man
ager, Mr. Danford. With this money
candy, nuts, and apples were given to
every child In the school, while every
little child received a present. Tho
older classes, because of the fact that
they will not bo able to enjoy so many ,
Chrlstmases at the school, received
two presents each. Besides these
things, the school was enabled to buy
a new baseball outfit for the hoys of
the school, a now indoor baseball out
fit for the girls, and to replace missing
parts in our present basket ball and
volley ball outfits. The generosity of
tho Kekaha Sugar Co. may be judged
by the fact that tho school still has
a small balance left for future things.
A beautiful Christmas tree was ob-'
tained through tho courtesy of Mr.
Eric Knudscn, who, himself, helped
get tho tree and bring it down to tho
school. Everybody helped cordially
(Continued on page 1)
The Lydgates aro moving into their
new house on Main street, Lihue. They
are doing it leisurely, and It will take
somo days yet. They nover droamod
they had so much stuff!
Race Meet and Base
Ball at Waipouli
Preparations are about complete for
the big celebration at Waipouli on
New Year's day. Besides the usual '
racing events, there will bo the added I
attraction of tho big baseball game In
the afternoon between the Asahls, of
Honolulu and the All-Kauals. Taking
it all in all, it prdmlses to bo a very
big day, and will probably draw a
Mr. James. Spalding, owner of the
track, Is preparing a grandstand and
bleachers for tho comfort and conven
ience of tho large crowd expected.
For tho purpose of helping defray the
expenses of the meet, an admission
fee of 25 cents to the bleachers, and
fl.00 to the grandstand will be charg
ed. The Lihue band will be in attend
ance and will play throughout the day.
Following is the program:
10:00 "A mile Match Bace (Sakomoto
10:20 Mile Race, free for all.
10:40 mile Match Uaco (Koloa Boy
and Homestead Lady)
11:00 mile Race, free for all.
11:20 Barrel Bace
11:40 Cowboy Raco
12:20 Mile Race, free for all.
12:40 mile Race, free for all.
1:00 Pony Express Race (4 men to
1.20 High Jump.
2:00 mile Match Raco (Hide and
2:20 mile Race, free for all.
2:40 mile, free for all.
3:00 Vz mile Match (Kalahco and
3:30 Baseball, All-Kauals vn Asahls.
Entries for tho races will close to
morrow. The umpires for the baseball game
will be Joe Oinellcs and Henry Shel
don. COMPLIMENTARY TO
There was a very delightful social
given by the Lihue Union Church at
the home of Mr. and rMs. S. W. Wil
cox, rGove Farm, last evening, at
which there was a large and most
congenial gathoring of the members
and tho friends and supporters of the
At an opportune time in the even
ing's program, Mr. and Mrs. Lydgate
were led up to the front and were
presented with a beautiful sterling
silver tea and coffee set of six pieces,
together with a very artistic tray for
the same, all duly engraved with the
initial L. Miss Mclntyre made the
presentation speech and did it very
gracefully and appropriately.
Mr. Lydgato replied feelingly nnd
yet with much humor, touching on the
Impossibility of tearing up and mov
ing away after being here nearly 24
years and commenting on the fact,
that in any case, Lihue was the only
place to live. Kauai was tho only
Island, and Lihue the only place on
It (o be really happy: "Not even Ho
nolulu not even IIIIo was "in it" with
Lihue. And this was the time to stay
in lLhue, with the Mokihana Club
keeping the men, as well as the wo
men, straight, and with fresh invoic
es of pink-cheeked and rosy-llppcd
teachers arriving from the Coast
every few months What better or
safer placo was thero to spend one's
In conclusion he assured them of
his desiro to retain his place in their
affections, and ot his readiness to
servo them in any way that he could.
Following the presentation tho ev
ening was spent most enjoyably in
trying out some very interesting and
novel games, proposed and engineer
ed by Miss Blssenger, who sized up
the crowd as an intellectual one and
dealt out the games accordingly. One
of them Involved an original and im
promptu bit ot verse, on a five min
ute limit. A number of excellent and
unique quotations wero turned out
the best, by popular vote, being that
of Homer Lydgate, on the tragedk of
the mosquito that slid off papa's bald
head and landed on tho floor with a
crash. A really clever thing. Ho got
Some very excellent and puzzling
charades added much to the enjoy
ment of the evening. Most dolicato
and delicious refreshments brought to
a close one of the most delightful af
fairs that lLhue has seen In a long
Reliable information has been re
ceived to the -jt that Micro Is every
probability that tho Matson steamer
Lurlino will bo detailed to the Port
Allen run, and will make monthly
calls at this port.
It is expected that sho will bring,
passengers and thus glvo tourists and
others a chance to visit our Island in
comfort and with a minimum expendi
ture of time.
J. H. Drew, manager of the steam
ship department of Castle & Cooke,
agents for the Matson Company, Is
taking the matter up with the head
oillco In San Francisco, and satisfact
ory arrangements are practically as
sured. We have to thank tho public spirit,
interest and influence of W. A. Beer,
of Port Allen, for this public benefit.
New School Commissioner
On tho ovo of his doparture for the
Mn inland, the Governor turned 'over
to the Kauai Chamber of Commerce
one of his unsolved problems that of
school commissioner for Kauai ask
ing them for a recommendation. Tho
Chamber, recognizing the delicacy
and importance of the matter, refer
red it to a responsible and representa
tive committee of five. They met
promptly, mado a unanimous select
ion, conferred with their nominee
Miss Elsie Wilcox, overcame her hesi
tation, and secured her consent,
caught the outgoing mail with their
letter of recommendation, and the
Governor as promptly acted on the
same, appointing the lady to the posi
tion all done within a week. Who
shall say that largo bodies move slow
ly. The appointment Is believed to give
The Asahis Arrive
The Asahl baseball team of Honolu
lu arrlvod this morning for their series
of games on Kauai. The flrst game
will bo played at Waipouli race track
on New Years day, beginning at 2:00
On Saturday, Jan. 3rd, the Asahls
will meet an AU-Kaual Japanese team
at Lihue Park.
On Sunday, Jan. 4th, thero will bo
two games at Waipouli. Tho first game
will bo at 10 o'clock a. m., between
the P. A. C. and the Asahis. At 2:00
o'clock in tho afternoon the Asahls
will meet the Llhues.
A small admission will be charged
to these games.
Don't stay at home New Years Eve
Just because you forgot to send your
acceptance to those in charge of tho
Lihue dance. The committee in charge
roport all plans complete for a record
breaking good time. It's up to tho
community now to be there and enjoy
. Dacing begins at 8; at midnight,
the New Year will be properly usher
ed in, after which dancing will be re
sumed and continued to the wee,
Rainfall for the Week
Following is tho rainfall for tho
week ending Sunday, Dec. 28: '
Walnlha Intake 3.40
Power House " 2.20
As we go to press there Is a big
Rlzal Day celebration in progress at
Lihuo Park, in which largo delegat
ions from nil over tho Island aro pres
ent. There aro streaming banners,
bunting decorated machines, holiday
raiment, and much iierfervld oratory
In honor ot tho occasion and of the
great patriot, which every Filipino
as little short of divine.
Mr. and Mrs. WIshard are back
from Honolulu, where thoy have been
spending the Holidays.