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Mica KNic Wilcox
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 16. NO. 20.
L1HUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY, MAY 18. 1920
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As the result of long anil care
ful investigation and study, Mr.
A. Horner, Sr., and his son, of the
Hawaiian Canneries, have dis
covered what they are convinced
.will prove a satisfactory and com
plete remedy for the disease known
as "the wilts,' which so seriously
affects the growing pines through
out these Islands.
This is a root disease, the work
of certain minute infusoria, which
locate on the fine roots of the
plants, and lead to their destruct
ion, and finally, to the destruction
of the whole organism.
After long experiment with
many different remedies, the right
germicide was finally hit upon, so
that now it is only a question of
the simple application of the rem
edy to check the disease and re
store the growth. This is done by
a sort of hypodermic injection at
the root of the diseased plant un
der pressure. This charges the
soil with the remedy and kills the
disease. The cost is nominal, $1.50
an acre. Large areas, very badly
infected, have been treated in this
way with the most gratifying re
.Suits. Different pineapple men, who
have suffered from the disease, are
enthusiastic about the treatment,
and are confident that this pilikia,
anyway, is a thing of the past.
It "will mean matiy thousands of
dollarstrr-the business of the Is
lands, and will spell the difference
between prosperity and failure.
But this is not all. The Lahaina
cane disease, which has undermin
ed and destroyed our fineht crop.
Cane is said to be the same, and
the presumption is that what will
cure the pineapple disease will
cure the cane disease.
If this proves to be the case, the
benefit to the sugar business can
hardly be over-estimated.
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MOVIES POPULAR AT
. The movie "buss" at Makaweli la the
most popular thing on the plantation.
Every camp turns out In a body and
heartily enjoys a program of educa
tional and recreational pictures ex
hibited weekly In each camp.
The movie "buss" is a Ford, equip
ped to' generate Its own "Julco," and
carries a specially constructed motion
picture machine that is a little wonder.
Last month the plantation gave ex
hibitions to 5000 people.
MAKAWELI BALL TEAM
GETTING UNDER WAY
The Makaweli "big league" ball
team has determined to make a bet
ter showing this season than last, and
is practicing hard with this end in
At a meeting of the candidates a few
weeks ago it was decided to limit tho
team to employees of Makaweli plan
tation only as this will help toward a
better and more united plantation
spirit. It will, however, weaken the
team in respect to material.
Pour now men have come up from
the Plantation Junior League and it is
hoped that they will make a good
showing this year. They are Ventura
Turavllla, Kehochi Hamado, Akldo
Komeyama and Agaplto Langbld.
Mr. Damkroger will coach tho team.
TWO MORE PLAYGROUNDS CON
STRUCTED AT MAKAWELI
Makaweli Plantation now has three
completely equipped playgrounds with
work going on at two others. Tho
completed playgrounds are at Camps
2. 5 and 8; thoso under construction
are at Camps 4 and G. As soon as
these are completed, two more will be
started, one at Camp 1, and tho other
at Camp 7.
These playgrounds are the center of
all leisure time activities for the
camps. It is here where Mr. Dam
kroger, the plantation welfare work
Mrs. J. A. Hogg returned to Llhue
by the Klnau last week, after an ab
sence at tho coast of somo three
months. She spent most of the time
with her sistor, Mrs. H. P. Payo. She
looks wonderfully rejuvenated and re
cuperated by the trip; wo ought all
to do likewise.
Dr. J. F. Cowes, dentist who has
been In tho employ of tho Board of
Health looking after the teeth of the
school children on the 'island for come
time, has resigned and is leaving to
day. He has been on the Island since
January 1, having dvotcd himself to
the school needs of Mann, Kalahco,
Walmea, Makaweli, and, Anally Kapaa.
Mr. Searble, sugar manufacture ex
pert, for tho American Factors camo
over from Town last week and return
ed tho following day. In addition to
his own particular duties he is now
acting assistant manager of tho Ameri
can Factors in the place of G. P. Wil
cox, who is away on a vacation.
F. G. Kraus, the Haiku homesteader,
and advisory agrlcultuial expert for
homesteaders and their problems came
to Kauai last Friday and will spend a
few days on tho Island amongst the
homesteaders and small farmers. His
intelligent interest and assistance are
very much appreciated by the home
steaders. Miss E. Avison,.n college friend of
Miss Soule, at Berkeley, camo over
last Friday and will spend a few days
with tho latter. She is an enthusias
tic lover of the Islands, with a discri
minating eye for nil the beauties of
Mr. A. Horner, accompanied by
Frank Haserouck of the Coast agents
for the Hawaiian Canneries Co. came
to Kauai last Friday and returned to
Honolulu on Saturday.
George S. Waterhouse, of Bishop &
Co. Camo over by tho Klnau on Fri
day and proceeded immediately to
Walmea" where he will remain a few
days in connection with tho Walmea
J. M. Lydgate returned last Friday
from- a brief trip to Hilo in connection
with Hawaiian Board water interests
D. M. Semple, shop superintendent
for Catton Nclll & Co. was on Kauai
for a few days last week.
Wm. Lennox, manager of the Koloa
plantation store, Koloa, returned to
Kauai last Friday after a few days in
Sam Keelllnol came back last Fri
day after a short trip to Town.
Mrs. Fred Bush came over by the
Kinau to visit her son and his wife,
homesteaders of Kapaa.
Mrs. Geo. A. Cahlll and four chil
dren were among tho passengers com
ing to Kauai last Friday.
A. M. Aldrlch, of American Factors
co. has been spending a week on Kau
ai in pursuit of business.
Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Glaisyer left last
Saturday for a three month's vacation
and visit to the Mainland. They will
spend some time at Mrs. Glaisyer's
maiden homo in New York state, as
well as other parts of the East. The
doctor hopes to take some post grad
uate work in his profession.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Case, of Grove
Farm, have moved into the new homo
that has been built for them Just makal
of the C. H. Wilcox residence.
Miss Elinor Langwith, welfare work
er at KUauea, was operated on for ap
pendicitis at tho Kcalia hospital last
Friday. Sho Is recovering nicely and
expocts to be about her duties again
within a few days.
T. J. Soper is able to bo at his desk
r.gain after boing laid up for seveial
weeks as tho result of an injury to ono
of his legs received while playing- soc
cer. He Is still on crutches.
F. W. Jennings, manager of Lihuo
Store, departed for Honolulu last Sat
urday, where Ho was summoned to
serve on tho Fedoral Grand Jury.
C. L. Lane, the, new assistant In the
Bank of Hawaii. Llhue, has recently
come to the Islands from Seattle. He
comes very highly recommended and
he and his wifo will be a welcomo ad
dition to tho community.
director, teaches mass games and com
petitive sports. Tho children keep the
equipment busy whenovor tho men are
not on tho ground. This ground Is
also a moving picture "hall" where an
educational and recreational program
Is given once a week.
C. A ijaggott returned from a busi
ness. irlD to Honolulu and Hilo this
Lurline Will Arrive Next
Week on Regular Run
The Lurline is now oil her way
back from the coast and will art
rive in Honolulu next Sunday
May L':t. About Tuesday morning
probably she will be due at Port
Allen, where she will remain a
couple of days.
The Lurline will no longer nt1
tempt to run on a seven day sched
ule, which she isn't equal to. Slit'
will take it 'easy and make Sail
Francisco in eight days.
Many Happy Returns
Miss Lottie Jordan had a birth
day yesterday which was celebrat
ed joyously by her friends at the
home of Mrs. Wm. Hyde Rice, and
on her competent initiative.
Some two dozen or more of these
friends gathered in during the
afternoon, each bringing a suitJ
able little gift, which, arranged on
a large tray, formed a really re
markable collection of very daii'ty
and useful remembrances.
By some means Mrs. Rice had
got hold of one of Miss Jordan's
school compositions, when she n -js
ih the Prioiy, in Honolulu. It was
on "The Cow." This was read by
Mrs. Bayless to "the great amuse
ment of the company. Also anoth
pr'cll'usion by one of Miss Jordan's
pupils, "The Duck," which was de-
llpVeciativc of the drake, mainly.
In the midst of the entertain-'
ment the familiar sound of the
aeroplane was heard overhead, so
everybody ran out on the lawn and
watched the daring stunts which
were performed in mid-air above
Returning, they were treated to
most delicious refreshments the
choice masterpieces in cuisine of
the various homes represented.
The Wishards Will Go to
II. D. Wishard returned to Li
hue by the Kinau this morning, on
Tirely recovered from his recent
operation, and feeling quite' him
Mif '.gain. However, by way of
vacation, he and Mrs. Wishard
will make a trip to the coast, to
he gone three or four months. The
f.vni't ilnir. nf tlmii ilni.nH will
depend on the sailing facilities'
available. They hope, however, to
secure accommodations by the
Lurline from Port Allen, next
week. Their daughter, Blanche,
will join them, from the East, for
ATTEST tOX OF
Brigadier P. Waite, divisional
superintendent and commanding
riilieer for the Territory, will ar
rive by the Kinau on Friday morn
ing on a tour of inspection and in
spiration, and will remain until
the following Tuesday.
He will be at Makaweli Friday
evening; at Waimea, Saturday
evening; Lihue, Sunday morning,
im Sunday afternoon and evening
AVIATOR FERN TO GIVE TALKS
Tho Y. M. C. A. has arranged with
Mr. Fern to give a series of talks on
"Tho Theory and History of Flying in
Heavier-than-alr Machines." Pilot
Fern spoko to tho high school stu
dents Jast Monday morning on this
subject and proved himself well In
formed and an Interesting speaker.
Ho will speak on this subject next
Thursday night to thoso interested
probably at Lihue social hall. Further
notlco of thla will be given later.
Local People to Appear
In "Green Stockings"
Have you ever heard of tho old Eng-
Hsh custom which requires au older(tttd KUauea teams had bee arranged
sister to wear green stockings st the'for Sunday at KUauea, but duo to a
wedding of her younger sister. If that considerable- area of cane being nccl
younger sister has captured a hus- dentally burned at KUauea on Satur
band first? If you haven't, then don't I day, the contest was called off to per
fall to attend the perfonnai.co Of nilt the players to aid in cutting down
"Green Stockings," that Is boln;j pre -
sented by the local Welfare Bure iu on
June S, 1920, at the Tip Top Theatre,
Llhue, for the benefit of the childrens'
Miss Florence Paine, as tho elder
slstcr, Celia, heads the exceptionally
strong cast of local people, and the sit
uations which develop as the pi: y un
folds, are extremely funny. The three
younger sisters arc played by Eileen
Carter, Dorothy Gooch ami Madeline
Soule. Graco Haskell, as Aunt Ida,
from Chicago, Is well fitted fo.' IhL
part and "mothers" tho girls hi the
good American way.
Thn irintlmo4i nf ftin rnat Inpliuln
C. M. V. Forster, H. M. Aldrlch, J. B. 1
Corstorphlne. W. F. Horner. Karle B. 1
Morgan, A. G. Huttou and J. O. W. mer.
The scenes of tho phy are bid in tho
country home of William Faraday, the
father of the four girls, at about the
time of the Boer War. The combina
tion of the clever comedy' and tho well
balanced cast will make a production '
worthy of a much larger community
and the object of tho benefit should In
sure the hearty stlpport of all.
Tickets will bo placed on sale this entirely in the Spanish language, from
week all over the island, and these a firm of exporters in New York City,
may be exchanged for reserved seats requesting quotations, etc., on canned
at the Llhue Store prior to Juno 5th, 1 1'ineapples. The people of of these Is
when they will be on sale at tho box ( lands havo been pictured as cannibals
office. Reservations may be made by! by some, and half civilized by others,
mail or phone.
BOY SCOUT MOVEMENT
BOOMING ON KAUAI
Kauai Boy Scouts-are becoming-evident
with three troops already orga
nized and-others in readiness as sooni
as scoutmasters can be secured. Han-
alei (Troop I) has an enrollment of
18 and all have passed the tenderfoot
test, wltj" several ready for the second
test The Hanalel scouts are also the
first to appear in uniform hats off to
TrooQ I and Scoutmaster Sanborn.
Koloa (Troop II) has an enrollment of
23. All of them are in the vocational
training department of Koloa school
and are fortunate in having their
teacher, Charles Lovell, for scoutmast
er. Llhue (Troop III) has the largest en
rollment with 41. Llhue scouts are
lucky to havo Mr. Clifford Dow, the
wireless operator, as their particular
scoutmaster, although Mr. Dow has
nrnmlao.l t Ivn nil Wnl u-hnl
apply tho benefit of his knowledge of
Commissioner Warner has arranecd
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for a special demonstration in the
science of aviation by Pilot Fern at
Kapaa next Friday afternoon. This
will be especially for the boy scouts. I
although all who attend the volley ball '
game at Kapaa school that day will,
be privllged to hear the explanation
of a flying machine,
FREE MOVING PICTURES
Mnrt Prlilnv nlffht 7'3ft nn tliA lawn
of LUiue Union church, there will be Last Saturday evening, May 15, L.
bo given a free entertainment for the A. Walworth associate secretary of
children and people of the community. Kauai Y. M. C. A. gavo a travelogue
Mr. L. A. Walworth, who shortly goes In Klcole hall, showing KUauea vol
to the States for a lecturing tour, has cano In action In colored nlght scenes
made a spclal selection of films and and other educational and entertain
slides showing tho various industries ing material of Hawaii. Many slides
of Hawaii, tho Volcano and a part of of beauty spots on Kauai were Bhown
the recent Centennial. Mr. Walworth In addition to tho moving pictures.
Is giving his travelogue In many points Tho centennial pageant of last month
on Kauai, to largo audiences, the pro- at Honolulu was also shown In movies,
ceeds going to tho Y. M. C. A. fund. A large crowd was present and a neat
For dates communicate with him. sum placd to tho credit of tho Y. M.
There will bo plenty of room for your C. A. This lecture will bo given at
car at tho Friday night show. como other Kauai points within two
:: weeks ns a Y. M. C. A. benefit. Watch
C. H. Kluegol the voteral consult-
inE eneincer. camo over from Town
last Friday in tho service of tho U. S.I
Engineers to secure data and Batlstlcs
concerning the railways of Kauai.
Such statistics comprehensive and de
tailed aro being made up for the Terri
tory and havo already been secured
for the other islands.
Mr. Kluegel ha3 been many years
outhe islands and has done much very
excellent and important engineering
work most notable of which was tho
Oahu Railway and tho Hilo Railway.
On Kauai he was for some time en
gineer in charge of the Walhlha Power
i Kapaa Notes
A baseball game between tho Makee
1 the burned cane for the mill. The
. KUauea team, however, will tackle the
locals at Kapaa next Sunday.
Mr. "A, Horner, accompanied by Mr.
F .H. Haserot, of Cleveland, Ohio, ar-
rived from Honolulu last Friday and
will return today. Mr. Haserot is tho
selling agent of the Hawaiian Canner
ies Company on the mainland, and
camo for the purpose of making ar-
rangements for the disposal of the
1 coming summer pack.
From all appearances, tho Stoddard
plane at Walpoule Is certainly meet
ing with success from a financial
standpoint, at least. Tho exhaust of
the plane Is heard overhead every day,
and on Sunday it seems as if tho pilot
is in continual flight. Many local peo
ple havo enjoyed the sensation of
"going up," and several homesteaders
aro talking of Investing in ono at the
end of the year If the high price of
sugar keeps up.
Tho Hawaiian Canneries Company
reports the receipt of a letter written
but It Is very seldom that someoneeot
but this Is something entirely new. The.
Hawaii Tourist Bureau pleaso take
I Mr. Sholchl Takcmoto, factory fore
. man of the Hawaiian Canneries Com
pany, and Miss Kimt Masunaga of
jLawal, woro married at the Izuml
Hotel on Saturday evening. The hotel
was prettily decorated for the occasion
l.and dinner was served to several hun
drcd guests on Saturday evening and
Sunday. In addition to tho meal of
, choice Japanese delicacies, a dinner
in American fashion, with chop sul,
was specially prepared for a number of
tho guests. Those who had the honor
of partaking of this special meal were
Mr. and Mrs. A. Horner, Jr., Mr. A.
Horner, Mr. F. H. Hasoroth and Mr.
G. M. Shak.
Newly Weds Arrive
Mr- LOWMtrCth, the 11CW LlhllO post
,naster' ctuno back from town .thla
morning, bringing a brido with him
tho '0U"K wh' untiI yesterday.
I afternoon was Miss. Lane, sister of
Qf thQ Bank Qf Hawn(
The wedding was a quiet ono at tho
home ol tho bride, tho ceremony be-
inB Performed by Cannon Ault. of the
Episcopal church, Honolulu,
Th(J ,0 w, ve , tho
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of the Lutheran church.
ELEELE HAS A HOME' TALENT
Wilbur E. Wild, of tho law firm of
Vrcav. Prosser. Anderson & Marx, Is ,
down this morning on matters pertain
ing to the A. S. Wilcox estate Ho will
return to Honolulu this evening.
Police rei:iliment :
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Beer and family
leave by tho Klnau this afternoon for
Honolulu, tho Antipodes, and, finally
Europe. Mr. Beer's folks llvo In
Switzerland, where he and his family
will visit with them. Thoy will be
gone from tho Islands tor about eight
The Kapaa-Llhuo games Monday
afternoon were tho most exciting and
Interesting evnnts that Llhuo has ever
known In hor school history. All Ll
hue was there, and Kapaa brought hor
whole faculty and a largo numberof
pupils, besides many people from other
districts were present. Tho rooters
were lively and the contest between
the two sides resulted In a regular
New Year's clamor.
Contrary to expectations, the girls'
match was the hardest fought, and bet
ter playing has never been seen on tho
Island. In the flrpt game every point
was fought for with fine passing and
clover net work on both sides. The
game went to Llhue, 15-13. In tho
second gamo Kapaa out-served Llhue
and took 15-0. But the Llhue girls woro
game and began slamming the ball
over with such strength that tho gamo
was soon theirs at 15-8, thus giving
Lihue the match.
Tho boys' match ran to only two
games, Lihuo taking both with 15-5;
15-4. Tho first game was Interrupted
for a while to allow contestants and
spectators to witness somo thrilling
Btunts being performed by aviator
Llhuo school has now three games
to hor credit and will meet Hanamaulu
at Hanamaulu next Monday, to try for
tho fourth and last game of theiscrles
of this district.
The games at Koloa, between Hana
maulu and Koloa schools all went. to
tho Koloa teams. The gamo between
the girls was close and well played.
Tho Hanamaulu boys did well in' the
first game and held their-opponents
down to 13-15, but In tho second gamo
they lost their nerve and the Koloa
boys ran away from them. with a score-
of 15 to 3.
' Train Robbery Case Drags
Tho Kekaha train robbery case
moves slowly toward a finish, with
sundry haults and hesitations which
make It seem as though It might go on
until Christmas. However, progress Is"
being made. The witnesses for the
prosecution havo now all been disposed
of. and a number for the defense as
well, so that a few days more ought to
finish up the case.
The Court takes a recess today be
cause of the indisposition of the at
torney for the defense.
Children's Day To Fly
In order that the children of
the Island may have an opportun
ity to ride in a flying machine,
aviator Curtis announces that
next Saturday will be Children's
Day at the aviation field nUWai
pouli. All children under the age
of 1(1 years cap get a ride for
.?;.)(). just half the regular rate.
"STUNTS" FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
Aviator Fern gave an exhibition of
stunt flying yesterday afternoon for the
benefit of tho school children who
were gathered at tho Llhuo school
grounds. Flying high, Mr. Fern went
through his whole bag of trlck3, much
to the wonder and delight of his audi
ence. Principal Simpson and 'assistants, .
take this means of expressing their ap
preciation and thanks to Mr. Fern for
his wonderful exhibition.
Lihue Union Church
General Walto, head of the
Salvation Army of Hawaii, will
speak during a part of tho Sun
day morning service. Special
music by tho choir.
Night Church Service
There will bo a Union church
service at 7:30. Thorohavo been
many requests for a night ser
vice. Young and old people of
all nationalities and beliefs are
Invited to come and enjoy a
rousing "Sing Song" and tho