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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL 16. NO. 17.
L1HUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, APRIL 21 1920
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The Betteneourt case came up
for trial in the Circuit Court last
week ami resulted in what would
seem to be a very unsatisfactory
ending, for all concerned.
The indictment was brought in
the name of the Makee Sugar Co.,
Ltd., but when the articled of in
corporation were produced it
transpired that the Makee Sugar
Co. is not a limited corporation,
having been incorporated in the
old days before that was an indis
pensable feature of business.
The defendant's attorney took
the ground that the Makee Sugar
Co. had no case in the action
brought by' the Makee Suar Co.,
Ltd., a different person. Ultimate
ly the judge recognized this point
of view, and instructed the jury to
acquit the defendant, which was
Banquet a Success
Tho Kauai Post of the American
Legion held a banquet session at the
Walmea Hotel on Saturday evening,
April 24th. This was the annual moet
lng which had been postponed on ac
count of tho "flu." ,
- The chief business of the evening
was the election of new members; the
adoption of a new constitution; the
report of the chairman of tho local
Post's delegation to the Territorial
' Convonfloh; the election of 'officers ;
and the organization of a women's
Upon the report of the member-
ship committee, twenty-two ellgibles
wore elected to membership.
After the members and guests had
found their places at the several long
tables In tho dining-room, all stood
while the Commander, Mr. Arthur
Botts read tho preamble to the Consti
tution of the American Legion.
A new constitution, which had been
1 drafted by the executive committee,
to conform to the constitution of the
Department of Hawaii, was read and
Albert Horner, Jr., chairman of the
delegation to tho Territorial Conven
tion then made a brief report on the
proceedings of that convention. Later,
ho also addressed the ladles present
on tho subject of the formation of
local women's auxilllary.
The finance officer, V. P. Horner,
then reported on the state of the
The election of olllcers followed,
those leected ae:
Commander Philip L. Rice
Vice-Commander George S. Raymond
Adjutant Albert S. Bush
Finance Officer W. F. Horner
Historian Miss Cheek
Mastcr-at-Arms W .W .Wright
Chaplain Chas. S. Dole
Members Executive Committee: Ger
hard Hofgaard, Arthur Betts.
Mr. Karlo B. Morgan, recently Com
mander of Hilo Post, was called upon
and responded with a few witty re
marks. He also read a radio message
from Mr. Wilfong, present Command
er of Hilo Post, extending greetings
to Kauai Post.
A few incidental matters wore dis
cussed and tho meeting then adjourn
ed to give the ladles' and Mr. Albert
Horner, Jr. a chance to discuss tho
organization of a women's auxilllary.
They later reported that a committee
of five had besn chosen to proceed
with the organization; tho committee
to meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Betts, Koloa, on Wednesday
ovenlng, May 5th, 1920.
Tho membors of this committee are:
Mosdames C. B. Hofgaard, Albert
Horner, Jr., Arthur Betts, and Philip
Itlco; and Miss Kathorino Mclntyro.
Great credit is duo to Jr. Gerhard
Hofgaard and the members of his com
mittee for tho excellent meal, and
service, and entertainment provided,
including the music.
REV. K. OKOMOTO, of the Llhuo
Japanese church, returned Friday
morning from a brief visit to Honolulu.
i V TVTj. 1
M. Amboy, recently of Kilauea,
js erecting a large two-story
building opposite the store of
John V. Rnpnzn to bo used as a
tailor shop and residence.
Mrs. llee Tai Ileong, mother of
Miss Daisy llee, left on Saturday
for Honolulu from where she will
take the first available steamer to
the Orient for an indefinite stay
in China. To celebrate the event,
a dinner was given in her honor
by her three daughters, to which
a number of local residents were
Miss Sadie Kupahu and Julius
Titcomb, son of Chas. Titcomb,
road overseer of this district, were
united in the holy bonds of matri
mony on Saturday evening at the
local Mormon chuch.
A. G. Kaulukou, after being
confined to his home at Lihue for
over a month due to an attack of
the llu, is again on duty as man
ager of the Kawaihau Garage.
Holds Circus for Employes
Everything but the beast and
the birds were there. Strong man
stuff tight rope walking, juggling
and lots of music was the order of
.things on the ball ground at Ma
kaweli Plantation on Sunday aft
ernoon, jes, and a real circus
crowd, you could count them in
the thousands. Soda water was
substituted for lemonadei,
And everybody had a great time.
The trains brought the people
from the outlying camp in to see
the doings for the plantation was
Surely then in a body.
Sandow the great, brought
from the Mainland by the Shrin
crs for their Happyland Circus,
was the main attraction and al
most the whole show. He did all
his stunts from letting an auto
loaded 'with people run over him,
with no damage, to breaking
chains that two horses couldn't
Makaweli Hawaiian orchestra
furnished the music and the
crowd the "pep"
TO SELECT DELEGATES TO
N. Dison, president of the Filipino
National Association, arrived this
morning to confer with the heads of
tho local organization in tho matter
of selecting local delegates to attend
the next session of the Philippine
legislature, through the Invitation of
Governor General Harrison.
VERDICT OF IMPORTANT CASE
The long drawn case of A. M. Stew
art, contractor of Portland, Oregon
versus Z. S. Spalding of Kealla, the
trial of which ran for fourteen weeks
ended at midnight of Tuesday with a
verdict of ?30,824 for tho plantiff,
which Is some $27,000 less than tho
claim but $8000 more than the earlier
award appealed from. Respondent
will appeal. .
TAKES A VACATION
Dr. A. H. Waterhouso leaves by tho
Kinau today for a richly deserved va
cation trip to the coast. He will sail
by the Matsonia by way or Hilo,
where he will vlolt the Volcano and
then go on to his former home at Pa
sadena. He will bo away flvo or six
weeks during which time Dr. Ruth
McKcllar will take his place and at
tend to his work. Sho will como over
from Honolulu Friday morning and
will stay with Mrs. Waterhouso dur
ing tho doctors absence.
Last year Hawaii bought from the
Mainland 60 million dollars worth of
goods raw and manufactured. In the
same time sho sold to tho Mainland
nearly a hundred millions worth.
COME TO KA UAI
Word comes to the Chamber of
Commerce this morning that tho Mat
son Navigation Co. will start a service
to Kauai on May 15th. On the com
pletion of the run from San Francisco
tho "Lurllne" will come to Port Allen
Castaways Rescued .
By Nervy Japanese,
A party of twelve under tho Con
duct of Dr. Dunn of Makaweli, set Out
for the Napali coast on a week end
fishing expedition on the afternoon of
the 17th, intending to return the next
evening. They made Nuololo without
difficulty, landing there early In the
afternoon, and anchored their boat
inside the reef. That night a kdna
came up from the south with a deluge
of rain, a strong wind and a heavy
sea. The boat was flailed about un
mercifully and was Anally damaged
so badly that It became unseaworthy.
Nuololo, situated as It Is at the base
of towering cliffs, is absolutely cut off
from the world except by sea.
Accordingly they were marooned
until help came to thorn from without.
By Sunday night their supplies were
exhausted, and from that timo on had
to depend on the turtles and llsh which
they caught on the reef. Fortunately
the heavy rain filled the waterholes
so that they did not suffer for water.
As soon as their condition was re
ported strenuous efforts were made
for their rescue. Manager Baldwin
sent out a power sampan daily, but so
heavy a sea was running that any
landing thoro was out of question.
Finally Wednesday morningg tho wea-
thcrhad mo'derated so that they were
rescued by a Japanese party, the out
come of a mass meeting held in Wal
mea the day before. .
The principal members of the party
wore: Dr. AV. T. Dunn, C. W. Smith,
foreman blacksmith; D. L. Austin, of
Davies & Co.; H. W. Schriner, en
gineer Makaweli plantation; J. H.
Caldway, San Francisco; Charles
Blacksted, Walmea; T. B. Buch, terri
torial survey, and five or six Hawaii
ans. It is a dangerous coast in a kona,
or a norther.
BANK OF KAUAI TO OPEN
ABOUT MAY FIRST
Although work has not yet com
menced on the home of the new Bank
of Kauai, at Kapaa, Karle B. Morgan,
manaer of the institution, states that
Ihey will move into temporary quar
ters across the street from the bank
site, and will Boon be open for busi
ness about the first of May. "Work
on the bank building will be started
just as soon as material can be pro
cured," stated Mr. Morgan.
MR. AND MRS. FRANK HUSTACE,
returned to their home in Honolulu
last Saturday. Mrs. Hustace has quite
fully recovered from her recent opj
peration. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hustace
express themselves charmed with
Kauai and its people, ana declare that
if they were not so thoroughly tied to
Honolulu they surely would como to
Kauai to make their home. They are
a charming couple- and have made
many lasting friends during their brief
stay in Llhuo.
STEAMERS FOR HAWAII
Tho various chambers of Commerce
and other similar civic bodies of the
Territory are requested to pass resolu
tions addressed to the Federal Ship
ping Board asking that two of tho
535 vessels building be assigned to
tho Matson Co. for the Hawaiian Ser
vice. They are combination steamers
for freight and passenger service. Wo
aro assured that this request will get
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Tho Kauai Chamber of Commerce
will hold Its' regular April meeting,
Thursday, 3 p. m. at the County Build
It promises to be an interesting and
live meeting, as several Important a
sues will como up for action. Every
one that can should come.
and spend two days there. This will
give tourists and others a chance to
see the principal attractions of Kauai
to advantage- without being subjected
to the midnight terrors of the Nawill
will landing. This will be a monthly
Like Will Make
Fuel for Local Use
Llhuo Plantation Is conducting In
vestigations looking to tho erection of
a modern distilling plant, for the
manufacture of fuel alcohol from
waste molasses. ' A plantation like
Llhue turns out, as a by-product some
500,000 or 600,000 gallons of "waste
molasses a year, which, as'wasto mo
lasses, has comparatively little value.
As a basis for tho manufactuie of
alcohol this molasses would be worth
u small fortune. With the steadily
increasing price of gasoline, which
threatens very soon to be 50 cents a
gallon, It is very Important that wo
should avail ourselves of any possible
alternative. It is reported that fuel
a gallon which will put it on a footing
of groat advantage compared with
The plant In mind for Llhue, will
manufacture not less than a thousand
gallons a day. and will probably
sorve as a central factory for tho Is
land, or at least for the American
Factors interests hero.
The manuufacturo will be under tho
very closest government supervision,
the different processes up to the de
naturing, being under Internal Reve
nue Seal, and being inspected fro
.quently by a revenue agent.
v"TO' tit the" alcohol for .fuel, purposes
benzine must ba added, and perhaps
other ingredients, and finally methyl for
tho denaturing, which Is really a pro
cess of poisoning to unfit It for bover
age consumption. This fuel alcohol
can bo used by trucks and cars with
no other change than a reconstructed
We are specially favored on these
Islands In having a by-product llko
molasses from which tho alcohol can
bo made. Elsewhere, we are told, tho
na'ural base out of which It can be
made Is too expensive.
J. T. Guyot, luna at Hanamaulu
plantation, has organized an athletic
club at that place and will proceed
to form a baseball team with tho Idea
of entering Kauai leaguo this season.
Tho club will also take up track and
field sports and will bo prepared to
enter teams In any future meets.
WIRELESS TELEPHONE SERVICE
The Marconi Wireless system Is es
tablishing a wireless telephone ser
vice between New York and London.
The charge will be 24 cents a word,
and it will bo as easy to hear the other
speaker as it he were In the same
Later a similar service will be in
augurated with Australia, India and
Twenty four cents a word will en
courage brief conversations, and to
BACK ON A VISIT
Mr. and Mrs. William Stodart aro
tho guests of Mr. and Mrs. Moler at
Mr. Stodart, as will bo remembered
was for some years tho manager of
McBrydo plantation In the early and
difficult days of its inauguration, and
practically brought tho placo to its
present condition of efficiency.
lie Is very much Impressed with the
great advance which the Island has
made since his day, especially in the
matter of the conveniences of life,
roads, brldgos, factories, homes, etc.
lie finds It a much finer Island to live
on than it used to bo.
MR. H. D. WISHARD wont to
town last week to secure medical ad
vice with the result that the "physi
cians emphatically advised an early
mastoid operation as soon as possible.
This operation was to take placo this
morning. Mr. Wishard hopes to bo
back In Llhue In two or three wcekc.
He la accompanied by Mrs. Wishard.
MR. and MRS. J. S. ORNELLAS, of
Koloa, returned this morning from a
brief visit to tho metropolis.
MRS.C. M. FORSTER, of Llhuo, who
has been visiting her mother in Hono
lulu for the past month, was a return-
' lug passenger by the Klnau this morn
i mrs. c. j. McCarthy, wife of
Governor McCarthy, arrived this morn
I lug to visit her daughter, Mrs. Frank
Burns, of Kealia.
MRS. O. R. OLESON and children,
of Lihue, returned from Honolulu
F. E. LONGSTRETH, postmaster at
Llhue, returned from a short visit to
Honolulu this morning.
MRS. W. H. RICE, JR., was among
those returning from the Centennial
last Friday morning.
MRS. GUY RANKIN returned Friday
morning from Honolulu, where 'she
spent Centennial week.
' MRS. WM. McCLUSKY returned
from a brief visit to Honolulu last
G. M. SHAK, bookkeeper for tho Ha
waiian Canneries, returned Fviday
morning from Honolulu, where he vi
sited during Centennial week.
FRANCIS GAY will bo an arrival
tomorrow morning by tho Matsonia
from San Francisco.
V. H. RICE and daughter-Inlay,
Mrs. Philip Rice, are at present on
Maul, visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harold
DR. ARTHUR HOERMANN, of the
Lutheran church came over last Fri
day and returns today. He conduct
ed a service on Sunday in tho Lihuo
Luthcrp.n church which was well at
tended worshlppora coming all the
way from Kokaha and Makaweli, as
well as nearer places.
Baseball League Meeting
Called for Friday Night
Thoro will bo a meeting of tho Kau
ai Athletic Association at the County
Building, Lihue, Friday evening, April
30, at 7:00 p. m. The main business
of tho mooting will bo tho matter of
tho 1920 basball bcHcs. It is very de
sirable to get the games started with
as llttlo delay as possible, hence, a
full attendance is asked at this meet
ing so all necessary business can bo
concluded at this time..
Another matter of Importance .to
come before tho meeting will bo that
of the proposed visit qf tho Chinese
ball team of Honolulu on tho 4th of
All districts intending to enter
teams in the coming sories aro re
quested to have representatives pres
ent. JAMES M. SPALDING,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
The Circuit Court in session at Li
huo, will take a recass for tho re
mainder of th3 week pending tho
preparations for tho important Hall
robbery caso which will come on next
Monday. Two indictments have been
brought In this case, the major ono
being robbery and the secondary as
sault with a deadly weapon. In case
a conviction is not secured m the
former the latter chargo will bo
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC
Llhuo Union Sunday School will
have a play festival and picnic at Pa
palinahoa next Friday afternoon to
which all members of tho school and
their friends aro invited. All who wish
to join in tho picnic aro requested to
meet at thp Union church at 3 P. M.
sharp with supper under ono arm and
dresbad for a good time. After sup
per a short business meeting Is to bo
Judge Achi has just completed a
very attractive cottage on the Kanoa
uetato property at Nlumalu Into'
which he and his family will move In J
a few days. It is a little to tho north
of thohlstorlcold Kanoa houso which
has been dismantled to make way for
tho new residence. With tho fine old .
trees, especially tho luxurious cocoa
nuts, the picturesque pall behind, andj
the magnificent mountains beyond, it
makes a most charming and romantic
GAME 10 M'BRYDE
Last Sunday's soccer game at
Klecle, the second of the series of
three games between Lihue and
McBryde, for the championship,
resulted in a tie, neither side scor
ing. According to the rules, so the
knowing ones say, this tie should
have been played off then and
there, witli a lo-minute period of
play. Others claim that Lihue hav
ing won tlie first game," wins tho
championship by tieing McBrydo
in the second game, and that a tio
shall not be played off unless it is
the last and deciding game of the
series. It is a nice little point for
the league officials to decide.
However that may be, Captain
Ilutton having refused to play, the
fifteen minute period, referee Car
michael gave the game to McBryde
Lihue has no intentions of pro
testing the game, and has agreed
to play the third and deciding
game next Sunday. So, if the mat
ter of the decision of last Sunday's
game goes any farther, it will be
due entirely to the league officials.
The matter of the choice of
grounds for the final game was to
have been decided by a toss up, but
McBryde claimed the Lihue
grounds were not regulation nnd
refused to play on them should
the toss decide that way, so Lihue
waived thiH right and agreed to
play the game on the McBryde'B
According to many of the spec
tators, McBryde put up their best
game of the season last Sunday.
They certainly played every min
ute of the time, and a lot of great
kicking was done on both sides.
"Lihue was very unfortunate' iu
losing Sopor, who got put out with
a sprained tendon very early in the
game, thus leaving Lihue with but
ten men to piny with.
DR. ADAMS OF NEW YORK VI8IT8
Tho Centennial la over and the most
of tho speakers have returned to the
mainland. Dr. John Qulncy Adams of
Auburn Theological Beralnary Is re
maining In the Islands for a short
time and will visit Kauai. Tho30
people who did not get to attend tho
Centennial still have -a treat is store
us Dr. Adams Is bringing the Central
message to Kauai, speaking upon the
Centennial and its futuro significance.
He can bo heard next Sunday morn
ing at the Lihue Union Church, In the
after noon 3:30 at Koloa and at Wal
mea, Sunday night.
Monday night he speaks In tho
Tip Top, Lihue, upon "America's duty
OFF ON VACATION
Dr. E. N. Young, of Llhue, leaves
this afternoon on a well deserved va
cation of soveral weeks to the Vol
cano. Tho doctor will be accompanlod
by Mrs. Young and little son,
"Snooks," Dr. Patterson, who was at
Kealia during tho flu epidemic, will
substitute for Dr. Young during his
KAUAI TO THE FRONT
In the matter of the subscriptions
to tho Dr. Henry S. Curtis fund Kauai
atands well to tho front, being ahead
of all the outer Islands.
Tho contributions by Islands were:
JAMES SPALDING, of Kealia. la
departing for a short Ylslt to Honolulu
this ovenlng. He will return Friday