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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 16. NO. 10.
L1HUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1920
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PhK COIY
While In certain sections of the Is
land wo have not reached the crest of
the wave, there Is every indication that
pn the whole, wo have seen the worst
and that there will probably bo a
speedy Improvement ln.tho next few
At Walmca tho situation is already
very much better. There are only two
or three now cases a day now, and not
more than 75 or 80 all told, where
there were-250 or 300 a week ago.
At Kekaha the cases are decidedly
on the Increase, with a good many
cases at Mana. A trained nurse a?riV'
cd from Honolulu last week and is
now rendering invaluable service.
Makaweli still continues to escape
lightly, the cases being confined almost
entirely to Camp 8, on the West side.
At Eleele there are some 48 or SO
cases in the hospital. The cases are
developing slowly, so that the epidem
ic is well in hand.
At Koloa there are about 40 cases in
the hospital. The hospital nurse was
down for a few days, but is recover
ing sufficiently to be on duty part of
jLlhue is in tho depths, but with the
comforting assurance that the worst
is over. Tho hospital dismissals now
for the first time exceed the receptions.
There are, however, a great many
cases scattered here and there through
out the surrounding country.
KEALIA AND KAPAA
In the Kealla and Kapaa section the
worst is also over apparently and
J hosts of the victims are convalescing.
There are a few cases at Kilauea and
a few also at Hanalei.
T. Longstreth is the new postmast
er at Lihue, following M. G. Santos,
who retires to his homestead at Wai
lua. The new official was installed on
Friday last, postal inspector Vaille,
coming over with him for the purpose.
Mr. Longstreth is a young man of
courteous manners and pleasing per
sonality and with considerable postal
experience, so that we have every as
surance that he will fill a somewhat
exacting position to the entire satis
faction of tho department and of the
general public as well.
Ho was in service In France. He
has been on the Islands only a few
mouths in tho employ of B. O. Hall &
Teachers Bring Up the Rear
A statistician of recognized author
ity has been collecting tho wages of
working men, as compared with those
of teachers in tho United States with
tho following results.
Plumbers, $G.50 a day; masons and
carpenters, $5.85; miners $4.GG; high
school teachers, $4,G2; chauffeurs,
$4.10; dress makers $3.41, domestic
servants, $3.36; ash and garbage col
lectors $3.00; dog catchers, $2.4C; or
dinary school teacher, $2.45.
To be valued lower than the town
dog catcher, this is tho unkindest cut
cut of all.
Kapaa Notes f
Mrs. Rose Kong, daugther of tho
late W. Alolau, arrived on Friday to
be present at the hearing of her
father's will which had been set for
that day at tho Lihue Court house
She returned to town on Saturday.
An accident, which reuulted In two
cars fully loaded with cane being do
raueu nnu overturneu, occurred on
Friday morning near the Kealia
bridge. The cane was being hauled
to the mill of the Makee Sugar Com
Mr. Geo. H. Raymond, enterprising
principal of tho Kapaa school, 13 tak
lng advantage Of the extra time gain
ed by the temporary closing of tho
school during tho present flu epedo
plc, to have a small playground
Jiouse erected for the children.
A Filipino alleged to bo insane was
taken into custody last week by Dep
uty Sheriff Hano. Antono Hols, menv
ber of the local police force, took the
prisoner to Honolulu on Tuesday to
bo turned over to the proper authori
Only three of the Kapaa teachers
have so far been attacked by tho flu.
They are Mrs. Sheldon, Mis3 Webb
and Mr. D. Prigge, but all are report
ed to bo on tho road to recovery.
Tho flu situation showed a lot of
Improvement this week compared
with last. So far, only seven deaths
have occurred as a result of the pres
ent cpedemic, and very few new cases
are being reported. Dr. Kuhns has
fully recovered and is now attending
to patients with the aid of Dr. Patter
Judge J. B. Llghtfoot was among the
arriving passengers this morning.
R. S. Thurston, of the experiment
statlon.is back on Kauai again for a
George H. Barnhart, assistant engi
neer for Makaweli, returned by the
Kinau this morning.
Mrs. H. Rohrlg and daughter, Lei-
lani, go to Honolulu today to take up
residence there for good.
Miss Alice Arnold, board of health
nurse, arrived by the Kinau Friday
morning to go to Kekaha for the flu
J. S. Weight, in charge of American
Factors' grocery department, spent
several days on the Island last week
in the interest of his firm.
Dr. Harvey L. Ross, arrived byl the
Mauna Loa Saturday morning to as
sist in the campaign against influenza
here, and is now actively on duty, co
operating with Dr. Young.
W. Searby, mechanical engineer ex
pert for tho Factors' places, is back on
Kauai again to "stay with it" until the
mills that are his wards, are behaving
perfectly as good children' should.
W. A. Mullln, welding engineer, "for
merly with the Island Welding Comp
any, of Honolulu, Is on Kauai doing
electric welding and other work of that
nature for tho different plantations on
Miss Enid Kingsbury, chief nurse of
the territorial board of health, and
Miss Ray, a practical nurse, arrived by
tho Mauna Loa Saturday morning for
duty in tho flu campaign at Lihue. Joo
Kanakamakal, an assistant, also came.
E. Mahlum leaves by the Kinau to
day for an extended rest and vacation
to recupurato. He will remain in Jlon-
olulu for a few weoks and then go to
On account of tho flu depleting its
working force, tho Dank of Hawaii
has found it necessary to close at
threo o'clock each afternoon until
NEXT SUNDAY'S SOCCER GAMES
The soccer gagmes next Sunday will
be: Lihue vs Kawaihau at Lihue, at
2 o'clock, and McBrydo vs Makaweli, at
Eleelo, at 3:30.
The regular business meeting of
the Hoard of Supervisors of the Coun
ty of Kauai for the month of March
1920, was held on Wednesday tho 3rd
day of tho month at the office of the
Board as uiual.
Present: H D. Wishavd, Chairman;
T. Brandt, W. D. McBrydo, A. Mene
Mr. Betlencourt, Jr. was abent. .
Tho minutes of the last meeting
were road and approved.
Bids for furnishing building mator
lals as per full list furnished by tho
County Road Supervisor, for tho cou
struction bf a foUr-bed room cottago
at Yaima. Three were recovled as
C. B. Hofgnard & Co., Walmca. FOB
yaimoa landing for $3,541.50.
Allen & Roninson, Ltd., Honolulu,
FOB Waimoa landing, $3,398.00.
Lewers & Cooke, Ltd., Honolulu,
FOB Waimoa londing, $3,382.00.
The bid3 were referred to Mr. Mor,-
agne for report and later upon that
official's advise the bid of Lewers &
Cooke, Ltd, which was the lowest,
was accepted and the contract award
ed to that Arm.
The Board after having carefully
o'xamined .the several demands sub
mitted as usual approved them against
the following appropriations:
Salary Cty ltd Supervisor $300.00
Pay of Police:
Hanalei 235.00 1,840.00
Board of Child welfare
County Bldg Jan. Servico
County Lot '& Bldg.
District Court & Jails:
Koloa 15.05 S0.9
Expenses of Witnesses "50.00
Furniture and Office Supplies 725.00
Kealla ' 50.00
Memorial 2,500.00 2,950.00
Cty Bd Sup'sor
Official Bond Premium:
Judo Huddy's bond 3.00
" Kapahoe 3.00
" Henriques 5.00
Souza bond 12.50 23.50
Registration Autos1 . 85.00
Schools: Furniture &
Janitor Servivce &
New Buildings 913.05
Repair House & Cot. 247.54 1,361.49
Support & Maint. of Prisoners 757.00
County Road Machinery
Mana new road P.I.F.
Roads & Bridges
Macad. Silva-VierraRoad P.I.
Koloa: Lawai Road Contract
Resuf. Koloa, Macad.
Roads & Bridges
dtoads & Bridges
Wallua Homesteads Road
Roads & Bridges
Roads & Bridges
A written request from Albert S.
Bush and five others, homesteaders
of the Fourth Series, Kapaa Home
otoaders, fcr the putting up of a con
crqto tank near Miss C. Bcttencourt
house for storing water for tho use of
the homesteadois, the petitioners of
fcrlng tlni the parties benefitting
thereby will pay fifty par cent, of the
.'spouses for buyins and laying the
rpo, was receifed and referred to
Mr. Moragne with full power to act
in tho "promises.
The Auditor's annual report to De
oembcr, 1919, and tho Treasurer's re
port for February, 1920, were referred
to Mr. Brandt for advise.
Tho following financial reports
were approved upon the rccoinmonda-
tion of Mr. Brandt, namely: Treasur
er-Auditor's report and tho Auditor's
trial balance etc. for September, also
tho Audltor'3 Statement of. Receipts
and Disbursements for tho quarter
ending September 30, 1919; Treasur
er s report. Treasurer-Aiirlltni-'a .'
port, Auditor's trial balanco etc., and
the joint report for October, 1919:
Treasurer's report. Treasurer-Audi-
tor's report, and the joint report for
November 1919, nlso the Audllnr'n
statement of receipts and disburse
ment etc from Januarv 1. lf)1l tn
November 30, 1919: Treasurer's re
port, Treasurer-Auditor's report and
the Auditor's trial balanco etc. for
December,' 1919 and the report of M.
H. Drummond, Deputy Bank Examin
er, ontha financial condition of the
County of Kauai as of June 30, 1919;
also the financial roport of the Sam
uel Mahelona Memorial Hospital for
the three months endlnir nunpmimr
A request from.R. Puuki, Esa.. Dis
trict Magistrate of Knwaihau for sup
plies for tho use of his court was re
ferred to the County Sheriff with full
'authority to furnish tho sunnlics
A request from the County Clerk
for nn authority to purchase an Add
ing Machine for the use of his office
was referred and upon tl.o motion of
Mr. Brandt, seconded by Mr. McBrydo
the same was granted.
A request from tho Prlncovillo
Plantation per W. F. Sanborn for a
permission tQ use tho crusher in break
ing rocks at Hanalei was received
and tho came was granted upon tho
motion of Mr. Mcnefogllo sec
onded by Mr. McBrydo, at the same
time tho County Road Supervisor, Mr.
Moragne was Instructed to look into
the working power of the machine
The following school requisitions
were referred to Mr. Moragne with
full power to act in each case, name
ly: Hanalei for flag, and Kilauea and
Koloa, respectively for supplies. Also
a letter from F. B. Cook, local agent
of the Territorial Board of Health,
for needed improvement to be given
the Kekaha school buildings.
A verbal request from Mr. McClus-
key, principal of the Kauai High and
Grammar School through tho chair
man, for oiling the floors of tho school
rooms was granted upon the motion
of Mr. McBrydo seconded bv Mr.
;Rports on school buildings etc. for
February 1920, were received from
Anahola, Haena, Hanalei, Hanamau
lu, Hulala. Kalaheo. Kanaa. Knnnhl.
Kauai High & .Grammar, Kekaha, Ki
lauea, Koloa, Koolau, Lihue. Maka
weli, Mana, Omao, Wallua and Wai
mea, and were placed on filo.
Tho report of tho County Road Sup
ervisor forFebruary 1920 was receiv
ed and placed on file. It Is in sub
stance as follows:
On Mana now road stono breaking
for macadam went on. About 1000
cu yards was broken by Japanese.
Some grading was done. Tho now
No. 3 Wheeling crusher was installed
and is doing good work.
Of tho 4 miles to Mana school 1
mile has been macadamized and
In Koloa District. At Kalaheo stone
breaking is going on and tho maca
damizing outfit has been made ready
for starting up.
In Lihue District. Ah Chuck road
at Kapaia was repaired and asphalt
ed. Tho Catholic church road at Ka
paia was alBa repaired and asphalted.
Tho Lihue Nawillwill grade was ro-
One hoarc such contrary reports In
rcsgnrd to the flu situation in Honolu
lu that it is v. satisfaction to feet act
For the month of January there wsro
S8 cases or less than threo n day. In
February there were 2,135, or an aver
se of 7G a day; and for the first six
days of March, tho only ones which
were available, the average was 119
tieea a day. The deaths for January
from flu unfortunately aro not givven,
but from all causes, there were only
5G, while In February, they ran to 280,
tho highest mortality known in Hono
,'ulu. For tho first six days of March
ivailab'.e, there woro 88 flu and flu-
pneumonia deaths, with some not
heard from. At that rate It looks as
though the mortality for March might
run to upwards of 500.
It is significant that last year the
whole epidemic for the year ran to
only 243 deaths, less than we now al
ready have for a start. It looks as
though we hadn't reached the ciest of
the disastrous'' wave yet.
Rainfall for the Week
Rainfall for the week ending March
Wainiha Intake 3.30
Power House 0.40
According to report Deputy Sheriff
W .C .Crowell has died three times
during the past week. W. O. decid
edly objects to this summarily dis
posing of him by the fickle public.
He says there is absolutely no truth
n these reports.
It is certainly wonderful how
rumor grows with ropltltion. It was
known that Dr. Kuhns was ill with
the flu. Then it was reported that he
was very ill. From that it grew and
row until the report reached Hono
lulu that the doctor was dead; and
even that his successor had been ap
Dr Kuhns has the unique experience
of having received flowers for his own
funeral. Wonder it he will send out
a card of thanks?
IMPROVEMENTS AT LIHUE PARK
Tho Lihue bowling alleys are to be
moved to a site between the tennis
courts and the grand stand. This is
in lino with tho plan of the planta
tion to Improve the recreational faci
litles of the park. It is reported that
a swimming pool will bo built, with
dressings rooms, club rooms, etc.
, This has been a long felt need and
will bo greatly appreciated by tho
On tho present site of the bowling
Ulloys will bo built neat ccottages for
tho single men of tho plantation.
A CANE FIRE
There was quite n serious cane
fire last Friday afternoon on the Li
huo Plantation about half way be
tween town and the lighthouse. It
was entirely accidental due to tho
burning of some trash and stubble In
an adjoining field which was being
plowed. This fire got across into tho
big cane and unfortunately no one
was near to check it so that with the
Btrong wind It got n big start before
a gang could bo brought to the place.
Some 30 acres were burned, which
however will 'bo harvested without
juaterial loss. Fortunately both mills
Just as we are going to press the de
plorable news comes In of the death
of Thomas F. Hustace, of Grove Farm.
It has been known for some dayB. that
he was in a critical condition, but it
was hoped that he might still pull
through. The body Is being sent to
lonolulu to night.
He. was an uncommonly fine young
man of the highest character, and most
engaging personality, which won him
friends In all directions. Capable, in
dustrious and reliable In all business
relations, he made good everywhere.
As a husband and father he was a
model, singlularly devoted to his home
and home interests. In public matters
he was ever ready, willing and e.Ticieut.
His departure will leave a great gap in
"Green be the grass above you
Friend of our bye gone days,
None knew you but to love you,
None named you but to praise."
Our prayers and sympathies go out
to his wife and family.
. G. J. HOLT
The sad news roaches us of the
death of Mrs. C- J. Holt, of Nawillwill.
She had beenmick only a fow days.
Tho dread disease had under-mined a
fine constitution very speedily. Inter
ment takes place today from the Li
huo Hawaiian church.
Mrs. Holt, nee Eliza Kahelo, was of
a good old Hawaiian family, widely
known and greatly resuectod. ih
physique, as well as In bearing, dispo
sition, and character, she recalled the
old-time alii strain of Hawaiian, now
every good cause, which she was
those qualities of courtesy, grace, and
dignity, which are peculiarly Hawaii
an; and to these were added tho leas
f ommon qualities of strength of char
acter, initiative, executive and endui-
Sho was blessed with a sunny, re
sponsive temperment. and a kindly,
generous disposition. She mado
friends wherever she went, and she
was in demand for every good cause.
Furthermore, she was ready to help in
every gogod cause, which sho was
Jibundantly able to do because of her
executive ability, and -her personal ac
complishments. ( She was a valued worker in Church
and Sunday School, and a trusted of
ficer of the Kaahumanu Society. She
leaves a husband and two small child
ren to mourn hor loss, as well as other
relativos and many friends.
Tho pasaongors arriving per S. S.
Kinau Friday were: G. N. Wilcox, H.
S. Decker, S. W. Vaile, E. H. Furman,
H. L. Kolloy, H. L. Penn, A. D. Boss
well, O. Stephens, C. S. Ranger. T. E.
Langstuch, Mrs. Mullen, Miss Stillwell,
H. W. Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Seto. H.
W. Huntcr.Geo. Jottman, Miss Jottman,
Mrs. Kolsoy, Miss D. Cato, Miss Mc
C. L. Hall, H, II. Jones, Mrs. W. Clark.
Cullock. J. H. Burns. Mrs. J. Hopkins.
C. J. Bauman, Miss Arnold.
Tuesday: Judge J. B. Lightfoot, H.
W. Laws, Mrs. M. R. Monoarratt, Mrs.
Dunwanchelle, Mrs. Mathews, Mrs.
Bawen, Mrs. H. McBryds, A. C. Reis,
J. R. Souza, G. H. Barnhart, W. Spar
ley, R. Thuraton, A. B. Wood, E. Lang
er, C. A. Francis, MIbb R. Lambert, Mr.
L. B. Hanson, Miss Helen Muller, R.
W. Podmoro, D. Leith, Miss D. Shel
don, Mrs. Rooney, D. A. Turner, Mrs.
Akita and infant