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Mia Elsie Wilcox
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 16. NO. 8.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. 1920
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CI S G
Tho Waimea section of the Island,
which escaped very easily a year ago,
is coming in for its turn now. There
are, all told, about 220 cases, over a
hundred of which have developed
within tho last few days. There havo
been four deaths.
It is impossible to handle all the
. cases in tho hospital, so only the more
serious cases which develop pneu
monia are being treated there.
At Makaweli there arc a number of
cases in Camps 8 and 9, on the Wai
mea side. These are tho camps which
were not affected seriously in the last
epidemic, a year ago.
At Lihuo there are 45 cases in tho
hospital, some of them serious,, which
have developed pneumonia. Thero
have been two deaths.
At- Kealia it is assuming alarming
proportions, with about 350 cases,
80 new cases reported yesterday, and
43 the day before, and very largely of
a serious type. Hospital barracks are
being rushed up which will be ready
for occupation tomorrow, and it will
be the aim to accommodate there all
who cannot proporjy bo cared for in
their homes. The moving picturo
places and other similar public places,
have been closed.
A few cases are reported from Kll
auea, but thus far the rest of the Is
land is free as far as reports go.
Help tor Income Tax Returns
Beginning Tuesday, March 2nd,
the Department of Internal Kev
enue will begin its income tax
drive on Kauai. For the benefit of
those who may desire the assist
ance of the deputies, their itine
rary is published herewith :
Lihue : Court llouse, Tuesday,2,
and Wednesday, !!.
llanalei : rrinceville o Hi c e,
Thursday, -1th, A.M.
Kilauea, Thursday, 4th, 1'. M.,
Makee: Thursday, 1th, 1'. M., at
Kapaa : Friday, 5th, A.M., Court
Koloii: Friday, 5th, P.M., plan
Waiinea : Saturday, (i, and Sun
day, 7, Court House.
Kekaha: Sunday, 7th, P.M.,
Makaweli: Monday, S, planta
llanapepe: Tuesday, Dili, A.M.
Port Allen: Tuesday, P. M.,
Rainfall for the Week
Hainfall for tho week ending Sunday,
Wainiha Powerhouse 0.00
DAILY MAIL SERVICE
Beginning March 1st, there will bo
a regular daily mail service, on tho
Waimea side every day but Sunday
and Monday. This will, of course,
facilitate and increase the mail servico
SEVEN TRUE BILLS
Tho Grand Jury flinished its duties
on Friday, after a somewhat lengthy
session. True bills were found in all
cases brought before them. They are
Sado Fuji, for malicious burning of
cane fields at McBryde.
Kamiola Halt, for hold up and rob
bery of train at Kekaha.
Lau Kong, larceny of a certain black
Park Soon Quon, seduction.
Manuel Torres, for seduction.,
J. F. Bettencourt, Jr., for larceny.
Guillemo Martinso, burglary in tho
first degree at Kapahl.
Yesterday being a legal holiday, the
trial jury is in session today. As sev
eral of these cases are important ones
and will bo strenuously contested, the
term bids fair to be a long one.
O. WARNER BACK
Mr. J. O. Warner, of the Y. M. C. A..
returned this morning grom Honolulu
where ho has spent the past week on
buisness for tho Y and the Boy Scouts.
Ho reports that tho national boy scout
officials, Mr. Wilder and Mr. Barclay,
ar unable to accept the invitation of
tho local council to visit Kauai this
year as they aro forced to return to the
mainland today. They aro, however,
greatly pleased with the way in which
the scout movement Is lining up on tho
Garden Island' and promised every as-
sistance personally and from scout
Mr. Warner also attended the ses
sions of tho Methodist mission con
ference and had a number of inter
views with men from the mainland, as
well as with Island leaders, on the
subject of Christian work and social
welfare. The leadership of American
boy lifo is commanding the attention
of many of the ablest men of tho land
as it is vital to the stability of tho
nation. Kauai will not be found want
ing in the care of her boy lifo if tho
present plans of the Y.M.C.A. and of
the boy scout council are carried out.
A united campaign for funds for these
organizations together with tho public
school athletic league is being planned
for tho second week of March.
NORMAL PRINCIPAL VISITS KAUAI
Edgar Wood, principal of the Hono
lulu Normal School, has been spending
a week on the Island reviewing tho
work of some of the undergraduate
teachers. lie has been from ono end
of the Island to iho other and has been
most favorably impressed with tho
good work that is being dono by all the
teachers often under the most ad
verso circumstances. Especially does
he complain of tho overcrowding of tho
schools, and abnormal number of
children which a teacher, especially a
novice, is required to handle.
SMALL CANE FIRE AT LIHUE
A cano fire was discovered up near
tho Lihue plantation forest Sunday
night, but was put out after burning
over about an aero. Sheriff Rico and
Manager Moler visited tho sceuo and
found that tho iiro was caused by
someone trying to burn bees out of a
tree near the field.
.Harold Rico departed by tho Kinau
Saturday after spending a few days
visiting in Lihuo.
Gerhard Hofgaard, of Waimea, is in
Honolulu attending tho annual convent
ion of tho American Legion.
BER OF C
The Chamber of Commerce meeting i
at Waimea, Thursday afternoon, was
held under rather adverso circumstan
ces which made it difficult to get oven
a quorum, 'rnerc was a nincrai on m
Waiinea which took most of tho mem
bers from that side, and very few
were able to bo present from the Lihuo
side. After a, long wait, and by send
ing outscouts to drum up tho last man
or two, a quorum was secured.
In the absence of President Broad-
bent, Mr. Brandt was elected president
The secretary presented two import
ant matters calling for immediate at
The Kukulolono Park Insurance
In the absence of Mr. Sanborn,
chairman of tho parks committee, Mr.
Lydgate outlined the statug of the
park, and the endowment insurance to
provide for its future upkeep and ax-
tension. Ho explained, what perhaps
is not generally known, that the prop
erty conveyed to the public by Mr. W
D. McBryde, by deed of trust, includes
not only the park proper, as we now
know it, but a large surrounding area
aggregating some 350 acres.
This largo and very valuable area
has been deeded Irrevocably by Mr.
McBryde to the Hawaiian Trust Co.
in trust for tho people of Kauai. Tho
revenues from the tract now about
cover tho expense of the upkeep of tho
nark, under Mr. McBrydc's careful
management. For the present, any'
way, and an long as ho is, able, he will
continue to conduct and care for the
park; but looking to the time when ho
may be no longer able to do so, a local
board of park trustees has been ap
pointed to cooperate with the Hawaii
an Trust Company, in the management
of the same.
This board as at present constituted,
consists of Mrs. Dora'lsenborg, Mrs. It.
L. Wilcox, C. A. Rice, C. H. Wilcox,
and Dr. A. H. Waterhousc.
With tho long vision of thoso who
look to tho future, interested friends
havo taken out a 15 year endowment
insurance on tho lifo of tho donor, for
tho sum of $G0,O00, tho same to con
stitute an endowment fund for the up
keep and development of tho park on
his demise, or on tho maturity of tho
insurance. The premium on this In-
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which of course, must be mot from
year to year, and must bo met presum
ably by public spirited individuals, who
appreciate tho valuo of tho park and
tho property attached, which aro worth
oven at present, far moro than $00,000.
This insurance plan is now in the
second year of its life. The premiums
for tho llrst year wero paid by gener
ous and public spirited friends, but
those of tho second year, long over
due, aro now delinquent. T h o y
amount to some $4, 1C0, and unless this
sum is forthcoming in tho near future,
tho insuranco will utterly lapse. Mr.
McBryde, himself, is not in any way,
or in any case, a beneficiary. He is not
involved in any way, except as an in
surance subject; but of course he is
tremendously interested, naturally, in
S AT WAIMEA
any .provision which will guarantee the
proper upkeep of tho park.
This statement led to a spirited ills-
cussion as to the merits and feasibility
of the insurance 3chenic. While much
enthusiasm and appreciation were
shown for this splendid gift to the pub
lic, and there was the most earnest de
sire that should bo made the most
of, thero was also the conviction that
it would bo a very heavy burden to
meet the premiums every year for 15
years, and tho danger would bo all
along, just that which has already de
veloped, viz: after having put in a lot
of good nionoy the policy would finally
lapse and the money invested would be
mbro or loss lost. In any case it would
bo an uphill drag to meet the prem
iums every year, and who was going
to assume the lesponsibillty of doing
that? Apparently this does not do
volvo on the trustees, who aro not in
any way involved in tho insurance
plan, and tho Chamber of Commerce
will scarcely assume it, and carry it
through, year after year, to a success
Thero wa3 also tho feeling that it
was a pretty long range investment to
pay out, in the aggregate $00,000, for
some benefit that is going to accrue
tor the next generation,, which presum
ably will bo as well able to take caro
of the park as tho present one is.
There are so many pressing de
mands for money to meet present
needs that it secniB doubtful wisdom
to put that money into investments
so far away. "According to our infor
mation tho park will practically carry
itself now, It will probably do tho same
15 years from now, even better than
now, with increasing values."
Tho final outcome of this discussion
was that the whole matter bo left with
the parks committee for farther report
and consideration nt tho next meeting
when thero would probably bo a larger
Tho other matter of importance a
substantial contribution toward tho
expenso of the visit of Dr. Curtis to
Kauai, was presented by Mr. Brodio,
who explained that the Chamber of
Commerce was requested to contribute
$100. for that purpose. Unquestionably
Dr. Curtis' visit had been of great bon
efit to the Island, and while it was
somowhat irregular to land a man on
us without authorization, and then ox
pect us to pay tho bill, still, as we had
gotten good value, he thought wo ought
to bo ready to pay.
An appeal to the treasurer elicited
tho fact that there was some $G00 in
tho treasury, whereupon a motion was
Imado and carried to appropriate tho
sum of $100 for this purpose.
CONCERT AT LIHUE HALL
There was a grand cocnert at tho
Lihuo Social Hall Saturday evening for
the benefit of tho Hawaiian church,
which was largely attended and much
Somo of our best Island musicians,
vocal and insturmental, participated,
and tho result was entirely satisfact
ory. Following tho concert proper, tho
balunco of tho evening was dovoted to
Tho total receipts aro not all in yet,
they will run considerably over $350,
A special committee, appointed for
that purpose, consisting of A. G. Kau
lukou, Mrs. Ellis Lovell and J. II. K.
Kaiwi, beg to tender their most cord
ial thanks to all concerned in making
tho affair such a phenimeual success.
Old fashioned Chinese New Yeari
was celebrated by the local Chinese
last week by closing up their places of
business for three days and spending J
their time entertaining friends and (
otherwise enjoying themselves accord-
ing to ancient tradition. Due probably
to the high cost of celebrating as well
as oth6r things, a decrease was notable
in the amoupt of noise made by fire
crackers In past years.
Mrs. W. Alolau was tho hostess at
an elaborate Chinese dinner given in
her Kapaa home on Sunday in cele
bration of Chinese New Year. The
guests included Mr. and Mrs. George
Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. A. II. Wong,
Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon, the Misses
Hundley, Rcilly and Chong, Mr. Y. Y.
Tseu and Mr. G. M. Shak. tAfter din
ner, tho guests betook themselves to
the spacious parlor of the'Aloiau home
and Mr. Raymond gave a very inter
esting talk on the subject of "con" men
and the various schemes hatched by
these Imitators of "Get-Rich-Quick
Tho Nawiliwili Garage, Ltd., ban
filed suit in the circuit court to recover
certain sums of money alleged to be
duo them by K. Sahara, formerly pro
prietor of Sahara Garage, now known
as Kawaihau Garage, and tho Contrad-
es brothers and L. Seghorn, present
proprietors. The hearing of the case
has been set for Wednoday, March
Mr. A. Horner, Jr., accompanied by
Mrs. Horner, went to town Saturday
as ono of tho delegates representing
the Kauai Post of tho American Legion
at tho convention now being . held
A. F. Robinson was among returning
passengers by tho Klnau this morning.
and postmaster, returned this morning
from a business trip to town.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Cropp and family, of
Koloa returned from Honolulu this
Frank Scudder is on tho Island in
connection with the Japanese work of
the Hawaiian Board.
Albert Horner, Sr. is on the Island
on one of his periodical visits to tho
Hawaiian Canneries interests here.
S. N. Arm, of tho Korean mission,
returned from Honolulu this morning.
M. R. Jardin,Jr., Kalaheo merchant
Mr. and Mrs. H. Rohrig departed for
Honolulu today. Their daughter, Lel
lani, will remain until they get sottled.
Claudius H. McBryde, attorney, is
in Lihuo to represent tho interest of
Sadao Fuji, charged with setting fire
to McBryde Plantation cano.
R. S. Johnston, of the firm of Cam
eron & Johnston, tax experts, is on tho
Island ready to help people to tho easy
solution of tho problems of making up
their tax returns.
Mrs. Dora Isenberg returned from
her extended trip to the Antipodes last
Friday morning, and barring a bron
chial cold contracted in Honolulu, is in
oxcollont health. Miss Brewer return
ed with her.
W. V. Hardy and wife were called to
Honolulu last week by the serious ill
ness of Mrs. Hardy's father, A. J.
Akina. Mr. Hardy returned this morn
ing, while Mrs. Hardy remained with
W. R. Hobby, engineer, recently in
tho employ' of the public works depart
ment, came to Lihuo last week to tako
tho position of civil engineer for tho
Lihuo Plantation Company. He is an
engineer of high standing and excell
ent record, who willdo ubtlcss give tho
best of satisfaction.
Miss Elsie Wilcox, commissioner of
education for Kauai, departed for Ho
nolulu Saturday to attend tho meotinc i
of tho Board of Education, being held
At the suggestion of Dr. Curtis, of
the national playground association, a
com,)nnv ot welfare workers gathered
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for luncheon and conference at the Tip
Top last Tuesday noon and organized
themselves into the Kauai Welfare
Workers' Association. Tho original
idea seemed 'to bo that this should bo
composed of full time or professional
workers, but on second thought, it was
found that Kauai had far more volun
teer, part time workers than profes
sionals. Notice was sent out there
fore by word of mouth to a number
known to be interested and the result
was that seventeen representative
persons were present.
After a brief statement by Dr. Curtis
and a short general discussion it was,
on motion, decided to organize a Kauai
Welfare Workers' Association. A tent
ative constitution was proposed and
after needful alterations, it was adopt
ed. The following were elected offic
ers: President, Eleanor Langwith;
Vice-President, E. L. Damkroger; Sec
retary, Madelin Soule; Treasurer, Mrs.
A. R. Glaisyer.
This association is not an institution
with a new program to be superim
posed upon existing movements and
organizations, but rather as a clearing
house for welfare work generally to
prevent overlaplng and for mutual en
couragement. It was decided that
membership should be open to all per
sons interested. Unfortunately this
first meeting wa3 called so hastily as
to make it impossible to get notice to
all who are known to be doing welfare
work, but these persons aro expected
to join as a matter of course.
James McLellan Passes Away
James McLellan, ono of the old resi
dents of Waimea, died there last Wed
nesday. He had been on tho Islands
more than twenty years, mostly in
Waimea. He was originally a builder
and contractor, but some years ago ho
retired and led a quiet lifo for the bal
ance of his days. Ho married ono ot
the Hurt girls, of Waimea, and his wife
uurvives him as his only heir. Ho was
uorn in Illinois; served in the Civil
War, and was 71 years old at the time
In spite of tho lack of early advant
ages ho was a man of a good deal ot
natural ability, and. one who commend
ed himself to a large clrclo of friends
as a rough and ready man of rugged
character and a large heart.
LEASE OF GOVERNMENT LAND
Tho 2S5 acre tract at Wailua-kai, put
up for public auction on Friday went
to tho Makee Sugar Company for $5.00
an acre rental. Tho lease will bo for
tho term of ten years following tho ex
piration of tho present L hide maim
Tho lease involves tho clearing of
the laud of stone, lautaua, etc, which
will bo an expensive matter, as well as
tlie cpnstructiou of main ditches for
water supply, etc. This expenditure
will enhance the valuo of the land for
public use. Provision is made tor
right of way to tho rice und other
lands in tho valley above. v
FORMER LIHUE GIRL DIES
Mrs. George Shaw, formerly Hattlo
Kahele, of Lihue, died Saturday, 14th,
at her home in Honolulu, aged 20,
leaving a husband and two small child
A number of members ot the Kauai
post American Legion, attended the
, convention in Honolulu, going up Sat