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Xiu Eliie Wilcox . '
ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL. 16. NO. 4.
L1IIUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, JANUARY 27. 1920
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A. H. Hobnrt, making soundings
and borings at Ahukini, has finished
Ills work and returned to Honolulu.
Ie put down literally hundreds of
test holes In the bottom of the harbor,
over ftn area of 10001 square feet, or
roughly, 25 acres, with a view to de
termining the character of tho mater
ial there. These borings went down
to about GO feet below the surface
of the water, and 30 or 40 feet be
low the bottom, and havo pretty well
established tho fact that this bottom
consists of soft coral and sand, which
can easily be dredged.
There are, however, two or three
small areas, projecting islands of aa,
or broken rock, that run up into tho
coral bed. These, however, are of
such small area that they will not
seriously handicap the dredging.
There is every probability, on tho
basis of this thorough examination,
that the harbor enterprise will be
.undertaken and pushed to an early
This preliminary work has been
tlon-j by tho Hawaiian Dredging Co.,
of which W. P. Dillingham is tho re
hurch Elects Officers
A meeting of the members of
Liluie union church and congre
gation Wiis held last Friday even
ing in the church auditorium for
the purpose of eleetins oilicers
and outlining a program for the
ensuing year. The meeting was
well attended and very gratify
ing enthusiasm was manifest
The pastor, Uev. Kalph W. Bay
i.ess, presided and Airs. Win. H
IMce, Jr., acted as secretary pro
The appointment of committees
including the superintendent of
the-Sunday School was the priii
cipal business. Uev. and Mrs
J. M. Lydgate, who have so ably
directed the Sunday school for
considerable time past, upon
their own request were released
from the responsibility in this
department and Mrs. David
.laniieson was elected superintend
ent with a competent committee.
At the pastor's request and on
motion it was decided to organize
a church council comprised of the
church oilicers and chairmen of
the various, committees, which
council should be the executive
bodv of the church
committees were elected:
Deacons: Charles Dole, L. A.
Dickey. Deaconesses: Mrs. B.
Hay, Miss M. Wilcox. Clerk, L. A.
Dickey. Treasurer, W. N. Stewart.
Trustees: W. II. Bice, dr., Mrs. A
S. Wilcox, Mr. C. A. Rice, W. N.
Stewart. Finance Committee; W.
II. Rice, Jr., Miss E. Wilcox, W
.'. Stewart. Publicity Committee:
K. C. Hopper, A. Nobriga, J. O,
Warner. Decoration Committee:
Mrs. Stewart, Mr. Henry Wede
, nieyer. Music Committee: Mrs.
Win. Henry Rice, K. De Lacey,
Miss Fox, Miss Sheldon, Miss
I'aine. Sunday School Committee:
Miss Fox. .Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Chas
Wilcox, Miss Mabel Wilcox. En
tertainmi'iit Committee: Miss Me
Tntyre, Mrs. Moler, Mrs. llustace,
E. Wi'demeyer, L. A. Dickey
Membership Committee: Pastor,
1 leacons, 1 leacouesses.
MOKIHANA CLUB MEETING
Tho Moklhana Club will nave a
business meeting Wednesday after
noon, January 28, at 2:30.
Many of the now Wallua homestead
ers are -already on their lots, prepar
ing their lands for early cultivation,
due to tho now law enacted by the
last legislature, which requires suc
cessful applicants to occupy their
holdings within 90 days.
Mr. C. B. Hudson, expert tractor
man of tho Schuman Carriage Co.,
Is here showing E. Liu, one of the
new homesteaders, all the fine points
connected with the successful' oper
ation of a Cleveland tractor.
A rather stiff wind, which followed
the storm last week, blew 'the roof
off the stable of the local blacksmith
shbp, but did no further damage.
Miss K. P. Chong is the. proud
possessor of a brand new Dodge
touring car, which was delivered on
Saturday. Miss Chong, although a
resident of Kapan, is a member of
tho teachlnc staff of tho Hanamaulu
Mr. John Martins and Miss Kina
Kolao, both of Kapaa, were married.
last week by Rev. .Kaauval. Tho
ceromony was a, private one, no guests
Mr. Isaac Kaiu, Kapaa homesteader,
had a new Essex car delivered to him
last week with which he is burning
up the roads, trying to convince his"
friends that his now car Is all that
it is claimed for It.
Plans for tho formation of a soccer
league, with four teams, are being
prepared. The baseball diamond has
been measured and marked with the
necessary lines and the goal posts
aro already up. It Is expected that
tho first game will be played in about
Information from reliable sources
indicate that tho Nawiliwlli Garage,
Limited, is looking for a suitable
site preparatory to the establishment
of a branch here. A thoroughly
modern repair shop, with a full lino
of accessories ought to be a success
Blaze at Grove Farm
Fire destroyed the pla drier, con
nected with the potash plant, at
Grovo Farm about 2 o'clock yesterday
morning. Fortunately for the shops
warehouses and other buildings in
the vicinity, there was little or no
wind blowing. How the blaze started
is a mystery, as there had been no
flro in tho boilers since Saturday
afternoon. Reconstruction of the
plant is well under way.
PROSPERITY OF HAWAII
The 1920 crop of Hawaiian sugar,
at present prices will probably cx
ceed 100 million dollars In cash value
While tho profits on tho samo will bo
very much reduced by the increased
cost of production, there will bo a
counterbalancing advantago that will
count for something, in the fact that
all of our sugar will go to tho Crockett
refinery in California, andwe will
thus bo saved tho expense and delay
of sending a considerable portion to
tho distant East. This saving will
amount to $10 or $12 a ton. This
change is duo to tho Increase of de
mand on the Coast, and the falling
oft of tho Philippine supply diverted
in other directions.
In this, our day of phenominal pros
perity, we need to make hay while
tho sun shines, and bowaro of ex
travaganco and wild-cat investments
W. E. BOWEN GOES TO MAKAWELI
W. E. Bowen, civil engineer for
Lihue Plantation, Is leaving, and will
take up a similar position at Maka
well, following G. I Rankin, promot
ed some tlmo ago. Mrs. Bowen Is
teaching In Hanamaulu school and
will remain there for the present,
living however, at the teachers' cot
G. M. Phelps, of Lahalna, will prob
ably take tho vacant position at
Most of All
Mr. Lloyd R. Killam, territorial
secretary of the Y.M.C.A., made a
Hying business visit to Kauni on
Friday and Saturday. Mr. Kil
lam, who has just returned from
the mainland whore he attended
the international convention of
the Young Men's Christian Assoc
iation recently held in Detroit, re
ports that the convention reveal
ed unparalleled enthusiasm for
the peace time program of the
Y.M.C.A. Over 4,500 delegates,
representing both laymen and
employed oilicers, attended the
convention. The most serious
obstacle abend is the shortage of
men to occupy the Held. Money
for buildings and equipment is
plentiful and forthcoming, but
there are not enough trained men.
Mr. Killam also attended the
Students' Volunteer convention at
Des Moines where there were more
than 8000 college students assem
bled as volunteers for the mission
field. He had the pleasure also
of meeting Rev. l'aul T. Kancmori,
the Japanese evangelist,, in New
York, Detroit and Des Moines.
It will also interest .the Kauai
friends of M. Watada, of Grove
Farm, to know that Mr. Killam
found him getting on splendidly
in the college of agriculture, Uni
versify of Missouri, where Wat
ada has already made many
friends, thanks to- his ukulele and
his pleasing personality.
Mrs. Simpson and Children 1U
On board the transport Mada
waska arriving in Honolulu on
Saturday," were Mrs. Simpson,
wife of Stephen H. Simpson, prin
ciiml of the Lihue school, and
three children, all down with in
fiuenza. They are through the
worst of if, but one little girl is
still serirusly ill.
Application was made for their
admission to tl)e Queen's Hos
pital, but it was full to overllow
ing. Then to the Children's Hos
pital, with the same result. Final
lv thev found asvluni at Fort
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Shaftcr, where they now are
With them there is Miss E. M
Simmons, who formerly taught on.
Kauai, and who is now again com
in!' here for that nurnose. She
o - '
also is down with the Hu.
Prominent Woman Arrives
Mrs. E. M. Rhodes, former presi
dent of the Women's Commercial
Club of Seattle, and writer for the
Saturday Evening Post, arrived
by the Kinau this morning and
will spend a few days on Kauai.
She is just returned from ev
Zealand, Fiji, and other South
Sea Islands, where she had rare
experiences, full of novelty and
adventure. She was in that reg
ion during the great Hu epidemic
and has a very graphic story to
tell in reSard to it all.
RECEIVES PRESENT O FCAR
Dr. Waterhouse, of Koloa, Is the
grateful recipient of a fine new
Dodge touring car from his friends
and constituents among tho Japanese
of tho two plantations which he bo
efficiently serves, McBryde and Koloa.
No one can bo moro worthy of this
WAIMEA UNION SERVICE
Aunlon service will bo held In the
Walmea Hawaiian church next Sun
day night, Feb. 1st. .at 7:30 o'clock
Uev. It. W. Bayless, agent of tho
Hawaiian Board, will present the
claims of tho Centennial and preach
the sermon. All the Walmea people
are Invited to bo present.
The latest available information
in regard to the labor strike
makes If highly improbable that
the actual strike meaning any
prolonged cessation of. work
will take place "on the outer is
lands. The policy of the strike
leaders seems to be to keep the
Outer island labor forces at work,
to furitish funds for the striking
center on Oahu.
It is also verv doubtful if the
Filipinos will engage in the
strike, and if this condition holds
most Of tlie plantations will be in
a comparatively independent posi
tion, at least for a time.
Meantime the industrious, who
have; not participated in the
strike) are to be taxed 5 or $10 a
month to provide the sinews of
war. This will soon become pret
Plantation men feel sanguint
that the outcome will not be seri
ous, and that the strike conditions
and the upset relations connected
therewith will not last very long.
There is too much actual cream
coming to labor right now for
them to forego it for something
probniematical in the future.
Mrs. Guy Rankin entertained friends
at her -homo in Makawell on Satur
day, Jan. 20th.
Regarding the strike on Jan. 20th
at Makawell, all Japanese men and
women were out all day, including
hospital attendants. House servants
did not work. All men marched
from Camp 1 to Manager Baldwin's
house, where they presented petition
similar to one presented to the
H. S. P. A. Mill did not run that
Jay. Kilip .ir all turno l out to work.
Each camp at Makawell is to have
a small branch library containing
about forty books. These books will
be changed frequently and new ones
put in their places. One of tho camp'
leaders will havo charge of tho II
brary. The books will bo loaned out
for three weeks at a time. Tho main
library on tho plantation Is in the of'
flee of Mr. Damkrogcr, director wel-
faro work. Tho books have been
loaned by the Library of Hawaii.
The Thrift Campaign
J. M. Lydgate, chairman of the
Thrift Campaign, made a tour of
the schools of the Island last
week, begiuninB at Kekaiia and
ending at Haualei. Mr. J. O
Warner kindly rendered the same
service for the Lihue district and
Kalaheo. Armed with taking
picture posters and a story that
fitted them, they met a most en
tliusiastic and cordial reception
everywhere, and the seed so hap
pily sown can hardly fail of fruit
Some of the smaller schools
which do not often have the ad
vantage of outside interest and
inspiration, especially appreciated
and enjoyed the occasion. There
should be more such campaigns
among these schools.
Don't forget to make up your
Territorial tax returns and hand
them in bv Saturday, the Itlst
After that the privilege of appeal
will not be allowed.
The Federal ,tax returnblanks
are now being distributed, and
should receive the attention of all
who are required to make returns.
They must he made up and handed
in by March 15. Delinquency in
volves serious flue.
Judge Lyle A. Dickey returned
from the mainland on the trans
port Madawaska. He will probab
ly come to Kauai next week.
Max Greenbaugh, export sales
manager for the Hewitt Tires, is
on the Island for a few days estab
lishing sales agencies for those ex
n. W. Laws, the roof man, is on
Kauai again. The roofs on the Is
land have had a pretty severe test
lately and if his reconstructed
roofs have stood it they have done
well. So far as we know, they
Rev. A. Ygloria, the popular
Filipino pastor of the Honolulu
and Ewa churches, is on Kauai,
and his visit will be greatly ap
predated by his people.
W. Searby, consulting cngi
neer and mill expert for tho Am
erican Factors, is on the Island
R. W. Hammond, manager of
tho Western Casualty Company,
is on Kauai in the interest of his
II. 1'. Agee, director of the
Planters' Experiment Station,
and J. F. C. Rock, botanist of the
College of Hawaii, are on the Is
land investigating the forest con
ditions within the forest reserves,
with a view to diagnosing disease
and applying remedies for the
same. These very important mat
ters have been placed in theliands
of the experiment station corps
and they are devoting themselves
to them with reassuring interest,
Mrs. Vm. Lennox, wife of tho ro
cently Installed manager of tho Koloa
Plantation 3toro arrlver last week
by tho Kinau. She was accompanied
by her little daughter. They will be
a welcome addition to the social life
Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Lane, from New
York, arrived by tho Kinau last week.
Dr. Lane will succeed Dr. Yana
gihara, of Kilauea plantation, who has
resigned as plantation and government
physician for that 'side of the Island.
D. S. Bowmanu, head of the Well
fore Department of the Hawaiian
Planters Association, is on -tho Island
looking over the situation and confer
ring with tho managors relative to
new developments along this lino.
Former Kauai Resident Dies
Miss Emma C. Smith, eldest
daughter of Dr. J. W. Smith, pioneer
physician and missionary of Koloa
died recently at Pasadena, where she
resided for many years in closo re
latlon with tho family of her sister,
Mrs. Wm. Waterhouse. Delicate in
health and modest in temperment
she led a quiet, but very kindly life
full of good deeds and large human
Interests. And by virtue of these
endearing qualities, she won many
friends and exerted a most salutary
Influence on the young life about her.
LIHUE UNION CHURCH
This church extends a very cordial
Invitation to all strangers In our
community, as well as a renewed
one to regular residents. Let the
church havo a part In your life's
program. Reserve Sunday morning
for the best part of your being, tho
spiritual. There will be special
music by tho choir next Sunday
morning, with the sermon by the
pastor. Como and worship with us.
It. W. BAYLESS,
Dr. Henry S. Curtis, National Play
ground Export, is to spend the week
of February 8th on Kauai. He comes
at tho Invitation of tho Department
of Education, will visit the schools of
tho Island, and, so far as time allows,
tho plantations, In tho study ho Is to
mako of local rural conditions and
needs in the recreational line. In
every district tho people as well as
the teachers will be,glven an oppor
tunity to hear him speak.
Known as one of tho foremost load
ers In playground and recreational
education in the United States, Dr.
Curtis has filled such Important posi
tions as Secretary of the Playground
Association of America, Supervisor
of Playgrounds in Washington, D. C,
and Secretary of tho National Child
Welfare Conference. He Is the author
of several standard books on tho
play movevement. To Hawaii he
comes almost directly from overseas, '
with a wider range of experience
than ever before. Personally a friend
oi Dr. Albert Palmer, tho latter recom
in ;i nils him most highly to tho people
of Kauai, and It Is hoped that many
will avail themselves of the delightful
opportunity to hear and meet Dr.
Curtis while he is among us.
First Hawaiian Hymn
When' the Brig Thaddeua, bearing
the first band of missionaries from
Now England to the Hawaiian Islands,
arrived off Kallua, Hawaii, in April,
1820, Rov Asa Thurston and Rev.
Hiram Bingham climbed a mast and
sang "Tho Head of tho Church Tri
umphant," tho hymn used at thoir
ordination at Goshen, Connecticut, in
September, 1S19, just before their de
parture for tho Islands.
This hyihn ha3 been incorporated
in tho music which will accompany
tho pageant for tho Contenlal, written
by Miss Ethel Damon, of Honolulu, to
bo presented In Honolulu In April,
during tho centuary celebration of
the arrival of the missionaries.
This is said to be the first hymn
over sung to tho native Hawailans,
and' the first of of tho efforts of tho
missionaries to spread the gospel in
the Pacific. During the pageant
which is to bo presented on the
slopes of Rocky Hill, above the Pun
ahou academy grounds, the samo
hymn will be sung as the recessional
by all tho schools and Hawaiian
choruses that can bo grouped on that
A Tree That We Ought to Try
A fine ornamental shade treo that
would probably do well In theso Is
lands and provo a valuable acquisition
Is the Paulownla, which comes origi
nally from China and Japan, but is
now spreading rapidly through Cal
ifornia and tho South. It makes a
very rapid growth, and most beauti
ful largo, violet flowers, In panicle
bunches at ends of twigs and branch
es. Tho leaves aro sometimes 30
inches in diameter and aro very
shapely and attractive
It growi easily, and bears largo
quantities of small, winged seeds,
which lnsuro Its ready self-propagation.
It ought- to bo a valuablo treo
for us. Someone, should try it. '
CORRECTION OF DATE
There is to bo a concert and danco
at tho Kapaa church hall, for tho
benefit of the Christian Endeavor
Society, Saturday evening, Fob 7th.
They "got the tickets out beforo tho
1020 calendars were published and
got tho dato wrong on them. Feb.
4th, Instead of Feb. 7th. Holders of
those tickets, as well as tho general
public, please take noto of the dato,
and bo there for tho occasion.
Tho plantation bonus for tho pact
month will bo 1D1 per cent of th.i
regular wages. Tho bonus for Febru
ary will run a good deal higher still.