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Miei KUic Wilcox-
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 16. NO. 52.
L1HUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 28. 1920
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Nino honcst-to-goodncss boy scouts
all from Honolulu arrived by the Kin
au this morning. They have come
at tho invitation of tho Garden Island
and to give exhibitions of advanced
scoutcraft. They represent different
troops of tho Honolulu council and avo
each experts in different lines of
scouting. The party is headed by
Eagle Scout Ezra Crane. Tho other
members of tho party arc, Xolmji
Nagata, Alfred McQueen, Unhurt H-jpe
William Holt, Russell Frazlcr, Allen
McGuire, Kalanl Coclcett and .Tunics
Chang. Tho scouts will spend tho
first part of the week visiting in, cr
esting places on Kauai and for the
rest of tho time will give exhibitions
at various centers. A tu'itntlv
schedule has been arranged by Comm
issloner Warner as follows; Tuesday
Llhuo; Wednesday, Hannloi; Thurs
day, Kllauca; Friday, Kapaa, Satur
day P. M. Makaweli; Saturday night.
Waimea; Sunday P. M., Koloa; Mon
day A. M. Koloa school; Monday
night scout demonstrations and bas
ket .ball game vs Xauui High school
(benefit admission charge); Tuesday,
As tho Boy Scout movement is one
of the best devices for training hi
good American citizenship it become?
tho duty of Kauai people not only to
welcome these Honolulu tscotit-j nut to
lend every' encouragement to tho lo
cal organization. Especially do the
parents of some of our Kauai youth
need enlightenment as to tho alue
of scouting. The officers, council,
and scouts of our five Kauai troops
proffer the hand of fellowship to our
visitors this week.
Kion Soong, Wailua homestead
er and mainstay of the Makee
team behind the bat, left on Tues
day to spend the holidays with
his parents, who live at Waikapu,
Mam. lie will return in about a
It was indeed a very unfortu
nate day on Friday, Dec. 21th.
The rain and windstorm wrought
havoc with the young cane in the
homesteads and several houses
had their roofs detached and sent
to Jhe ground. The Masuda black
smith shop's stable had its roof
blown clear off, and a Hag pole
in the center of the town crashed
to the ground during the night.
The Aloiaus lost a whole group of
tall banana trees and numerous
other trees in other parts of the
village received like treatment.
For the first time since the Ka
pan postotlice was established in
1!)1S, the regular mail did not ar
rive on scheduled time, or any
where near it. The Honolulu
mail arrived here at 5:1") p.m. on
Friday evening, when it should
not have been later than eight
o'clock that morning, thus neces
sitating a long wait lale in the
evening by those who were expect
ing Christinas mail from Hono
lulu. Incidentally, weather con
ditions also prevented the regular
mails for Honolulu to be dispatch
ed on Friday as scheduled, this be
ing the first time that mails for
Honolulu could not be connected
with lie Kinau.
Two alleged insane ' Filipinos
were taken into custody last week
by the police. Plans had been
made to send them to Honolulu
on the Kinau Friday afternoon,
but the weather prevented, ana
they are still locked up in the
local "Kalakaua Hotel." '
The community Christmas tree
given in the Hawaiian Hall was
quite an enjoyable affair for the
kiddies and everybody who came.
Fortunately the wind had about
died down and the rain had al
ready stopped early in the even
ing. The Liberty Hakery, in order to
take care of the demands made
upon it by this growing commu
nity, has installed a new fuel oil
burner for its large stove. They
also installed a "Dclco'Mighting
plant some time ago.
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The lovers of music who attended
the cantata "Tho Story of Bethlehem"
rendered at the Tip Top theatre last
Sunday night, will long remember
with pleasure tho raro treat they en
joyed. The rendition of tills masterpiece
showed long and painstaking prepar
ation, and brought forward the fact
that vo have in this community many
fino voices and much musical ability.
To Mrs. Ralph W. Bayless, direct
ress, is duo tho credit of having
brought the cantata to sucli a high
state of perfection. She Is a thor
ough musician and during tho weeks
of rehearsing sho gained complete
control over the assembled voices to
such an extent that it seemed as
though her baton drew fortli tho won
derful harmony by some magical
,Mrs, Win, Grote, at the piano, con
tributed in no small measure to tho
success of the affair.
The soloists were Mrs. Wm. Rico tlr,
Mrs. Henry Sheldon, Mrs. K. C. Ahana
Mr. Ralph Bayless, Mr. Sam Carter,
Mr. Albert Horner Jr., and Mr. Henry
Waiau. These difficult but beautiful
parts were wonderfully well rendered
and held tho large audlcnco as in a
trance in which thoy could vividly see
tho characters portrayed by song.
The preparation of this cantata was
a task of no small proportions, but It
was well worth while, and it is to bo
hoped that something similar will be
undertaken again in the near future.
ALL READY FOR THE BRAVES
Everything Is In shlp-shapo for the
arrival of the Braves on Friday morn
ing on their tour of Kauai. Upon
arrival, the boys will be taken to tho
Ikuta Hotel in Kapaa, where they
will bo housed during their stay.
Tho team is made up as follows:
C. Bonny, manager; "Doggie" Ana
hu, W. Cabral, Harry S. Ku, Wm.
Cordeiro, B. Salvador, A. Orncllas,
M. Phillips, Charles Quintal, II. Lindo,
O. Meyer, Wm. Lopes, B. Balbueno,
T. Carreiro, J. August and M. Mara.
Though weather conditions Tor the
past two months have been rather
uncertain, it is beliovod that tho
weather man will not try to mar tho
stay of tho visitors by preventing any
games, as tho Punahous, Asahis, and
Chinese teams all were favored by
the elements during their entiro stay
on Kauai in previous years.
A NEW PLANTATION VILLAGE
Llhuo Plantation is breaking ground
for tho construction of a central lab
orers village on tho main road just
eastward of the Filipino camp.
It will consist of 90 cottages vary
ing in size from threo to five rooms
and arranged on threo streets. The
village will be provided with a com
plete water and sower system, elect
ric lights, garden plots, etc.
It Is proposed to gather up the peo
ple now living In out of the way, un
sanitary and inconvenient places and
transfer them to this well-equipped
and sociable central village whore
thoy can live like civilized people .
JAP TEAM HAS STRONG LINEUP
Following is tho lineup of tho All
Japanese team which is to play tho
Braves at Waipouli on New Year's
T. Ohama, c; Okuda, p; S. HIrota.lb
Tal, 2b; Tsunehiro, ss; Shirai, 3b;
Doi, If; Wataso, cf; King, if; Morita
p; N. Ohama, p.
Like Union Church
NEW YEAR'S SUNDAY
iThls church wishes tho people
of this community and the island
God-speed as wo all enter into the
mystic gate of a New Year. Tho
doors of tho church will bo opon
Sunday that those who wish may
bo received into Its fellowship.
Start tho New Year right witli
your church relationship. T-.his
Sunday also celebrates tho first
anniversary of tho present minist
ry. May we all como together
for a real servlco of worship.
It. W. Bayless, Pastor.
Sovero Kona storms have been in
frequent of late years and wo had be
gun to think of them as a thing of tho
past. The one we have just had how
ever, makes abundant amends for all
past deficiencies. Beginning Wed
nesday afternoon It gradually Gathered
headway andvlolence until about mid
night of Thursday when for several
hours there was a perfect hurricane of
wind and rain that swept down ban
anas and papaias and demolished
branches and uprooted trees and lev
elled tho cano far and wide, and even
threatened substantial buildings. Al
though the wind abated somewhat
thereafter tho rain continued to fall
Intermittently In torrents accompanied
at times by thunder and lightening,
and again reached a climax Friday
afternoon when for two or threo hours
there was a downpour that would
have surprised even Noah himself .
Many fine old trees, some of them
raro and valuable were uprooted,
while othejs were torn and mangled
out of all symmetry.
Tho Union Church yard is a wreck
the Moler's place a sight to behold,
while many others are more or less
dismantled. A tall Eucalyptus near
by toppled over on the Warner house,
but fortunately didn't do much dam
age. The roof of one of tho Hana
maulu school bungalows was badly
demolished, a great section of it being
torn off bodily and crashed to the
Friday morning the lights went off
and there was tho prospect of a
Christmas ovo in darkness, conse
quently there was a great scurrying
round for lamps, candles, etc, but
fortunately they came on again toward
night to the delight of everyone.
Strango to say the storm was very
much less severe on tho Waimea side,
only about half as much rain, and very
muah less wind with no damage done.
On tho Kilauea side there was also
much less rain but much wind. The
Koolau Japanese school just beyond
Moloaa was wrecked.
A FATAL AFFRAY
A fatal stabbing affray took place
at Waikai, Makawoll mauka, Saturday
afternoon. Filipinos were tho parti
cipants and lovo and jealousy the
cause. Armed with a Unite- the perpe
trator broke into tho frail house of
his victim to secure him and finish
him. A mutual friend tried to res
train him, for which ho received a
nasty gash, which convinced him that
he wasn't wanted thero, and ho left
for the hospital. The frantic aggres
sor then got his man ami killed him,
but was himself wounded in tho dos
perato fight. He is now In tho hos
pital under arrest. Is this niovio
immorality, or is It straight Filipino
Tho U. S. District Engincor has
been looking into tho Nawillwill
plans and estimates that it will cost
$1,000,000 or thereabouts. The first
stage of tho work will bo building the
breakwater which will bo 1500 or
2000 feet long. After that the harbor
will bo dredged to the required depth
for deep sea vessels.
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SOCCER CUP AWARDED MCBRYDE
At a meeting of tho Soccer League
at Koloa last Friday evening tho
championship and cup were awarded
tho McBrydo team.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Atwood Rice
announce the engagement of their
Midshipman Holbrook March Goodalo
United States Navy
OVER THE ISLAND
The Lihue Community Christmas
most successful held here in recent
years. The children's cantata "Old
Kriss Kringlo" which was the main
featuro of tho program, was wonder
fully well rendered, and was greatly
enjoyed by the largo and cosmopolitan
The largo Christmas tree was very
beautiful with Its. decorations and
numbers of colored electric lights.
A local benefactress, always most
generous at Christmas time, distribu
ted this year, among other things, no
less than 32 Christmas trees. She
has a Christmas tree orchard where
she raises them for this express pur
pose. When tho current failed last Friday
and the skies were darkened by the
devastating storms, tho Llhuo store
met the emergency with a candle Ill
umination that was very effective,
and quite in keeping with the occas
ion. Tho whole- store was aglow
with tho mellow light of twinkling
A graceful Christmas innovation
was that of a leading citizen who with
his wife stood at his gateway on the
public thoroughfare and distributed
oranges, apples and candy to all
A band of errant lady minstrels,
fair, damsels from tho Near East of
Hananiaulu made a tour of the main
street of Llhuo Christmas morning
singing Christmas carols. Starting
at half-past five the gray dawn over
look them before they had finished
their circuit and Ufoy were constrain
ed to cut It short, for like tho Mono
huno thoy work only under cover of
Tho Lihuo Hawaiian Sunday school
had their Christmas celebration at
tho Church Thursday evening, and
had a big turn out in spito of tho hor
rible weather. The exercises were
of the usual character for such an
The distribution of good things as
well as more substantial gifLs was
generous and most welcome.
Tho Llhuo Japanese Church and
Sunday Schools had very Interesting
and successful Christmas Day servi
ces Sunday morning. Various suit
able recitations, songs, dialogues,
tableaux and short addresses wore
given. Tho most taking wero tho
contributions by tho little folks who
were unusually sweet and artless. Tho
services ended with a generous dis
tribution of Christinas good things.
The church was crowded to overflow
ing and the children behaved remark
ably well. Tho wholo affair reflected
groat credit on those who carried it
Kealia had a wonderful community
Christmas tree Friday ovening in tho
mill. Thero was a fino largo treo
beautifully decorated and lighted;
thero was a genial Santa Glaus who
needed no padding to glvo him tho
figure; thero was fino music by tho
Filipino orchestra, and last but not
leftst, thero wero Christmas good
things In profusion, including lco
cream, which you don't always get at
such affairs. And It was for every
body, a real democratic occasion.
Tho Christmas occasion was a very
happy one for tho Maholoua Inmates.
Thoy had their Christmas treo Friday
evening in spito of tho storm and wero
delighted with tho slmplo good things
it brought. Tho promised lady carol
singers wero provented from coming
because of tho stormy weather.
Christmas day kind frlend3 dropped In
bringing kindly remembrances, and
then they had a very fino Christmas
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There was a very unfortunate acci
dent Sunday afternoon which resulted
in the death by drowning of Sin You
a late graduate of the Kauai High
School and well known in Lihue. It
was a pleasant afternoon, and the
water was smooth when he went for
a swim at the mouth of the Waimea
river. He swam across and on the
way back was probably overtaken by
a cramp, which disabled him so that
he went down. Thero seems to have
been no one at hand who was able to
help him and he was carried out to
sea. Tho body has not been recover
Sin You was a very promising
young man. Genial, quiet, capable
and industrious, he commended him
self to all who know him. It is a
pity to lose a young nun llko that.
Mr. and Mrs. K. B. Morgan are
visiting in Hilo.
J. R. Oxberry, of McBryde, returned
from Honolulu this morning.
Mrs. Trowbridge returned this morn
ing from a visit to Honolulu.
James L. Friel of the Inter-Island
is on Kauai for a few days.
James Spalding returned this morn
ing after a short visit to the mainland.
Miss Counts of tho High School fac
ulty camo back from Town this morn
ing. H. W. Laws, the well known root
man, was among those arriving this
Mrs. Herman Wolters and Miss
Wolters were arrivals by the Kinau
Rep. W. A. Fernandez of local mov
ing picture prominence returned from
Town this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Lyons, of Eleelo,
were among those arriving by the
Kinau this morning.
Miss Mary Maser, who is attending
Miss Phillips' Commercial School, is
visiting her parents in Lihuo.
Frank Broadbent, student at tho
University of Hawaii, Is spending tho
holidays with his parents In Lihuo
Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Wilcox and
children arrived this morning for a
short visit to their old home in Lihue
Attorney D. H. Case and wife of
Wailuku, Maui, aro spending tho holt
day season with their son, A. II. Case
of Grovo Farm.
John C. Anderson, came over from
Honolulu this morning to take back
the remains of tho late Henry Brash,
who was his brother-in-law.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Bush and infant,
returned this morning from a Christ
mas visit to Mr. Bush's parents in
Mrs. J. M. Lydgatc returned from
Town this morning. She spent tho
holidays in , Town with her sons.
Ilomor returned with her.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Burns, of Kealia,
returned this morning after spending
Christmas with Mrs. Burn's parents,
Governor and Mrs. Chs. J. McCarthy.
John T. Livesey and wife of Kame-
hamcha Schools, Honolulu, arrived
Friday to spend the holidays with
their son, Mr. E. Livesey, of the Kapaa
Miss "Midget" McConnell, formerly
of Llhuo school, but now teaching at
Wailua, Oahu, Is spending Christmas
vacation with her sister, Mrs. E. II.
Caso of Grovo Farm.
J. H. K. Kalwl has been reappoint
ed Becond judge of tho District Court
of Lihuo. Ho will reliovo Judge
Hjorth whenever that is necessary,
which seems not to bo very often.
T. E. Longstreth and Chas. Lane,
of Lihue, braved tho dangers nnd un
pleasantness of tho trip across tho
channol last Friday to spond Christ
with their families in Honolulu. They
returned this morning accompanied by
their wives. . j.
IN MOTOR ACCIDENT
In the nfternoon of Christmas day
Henry Brash, returning homo from
Kekaha riding on tho sido seat of a
motorcycle, was killed instantly by
being hurled against a tree on the
side of the road.
Making tho curve at tho Waimea
dairy the cycle skidded and landed
against tho tree. Young Priggc of
Kapaa was driving and he was hurt
but not very seriously. Henry Brash
was the assistant engineer at Kealia
He was a son of the well known Wm.
G. Brash of Honolulu.
From the 1st of January the
Tit) Top theatre and the llana-
maulu theatre will he under the
direct management of thu Lihue
This will he in accordance with
the policy recently adopted by the
II. S. 1'. A., who will furnish and
censor all pictures shown.
The management lias recently
purchased over 2,5500 worth of
new equipment for the two thea
tres, which consists of two new
"Simplex" motion picture ma
chines for the Tip Top and one lor
llauamuulu. These machines are
the best that money can buy and
will eliminate practically all the
The new cm tain for the Tip
Top is one of the famous 'Minusa'
gold liber curtains, which increas
es the light, giving a better, clear
er picture and is very restful lo
At present the prices at the Tip
Top will be as follows:
Two front rows down stairs .li
Next live rows down stairs 17
The balance will be tl!)
All seats in balcony .17
These prices include war tax.
Seats in Hananiaulu theatre will
be: Adults .128, and children .11.
It is the aim of the management
lo give their patrons the best that
can be had at the most reasonable
THE CROCKETT REFINERY
(Bishop Trust Co. Weekly Letter)
Messrs. Bottomley, Waturhouso and
D.tvius returned from Sun Francisco
Tuesday morning and a number of
conterences were immediately hold.
A tolling system will bo introduced,
mis means unit our plantations will
sen their sugar to tho refinery out
right as in the past, receiving there
for 75yc of thu price, and adjustment
lor the balance will bo made at the
end of thu ear, after deducting tho
running cost and si percentage profit.
1'ho now system protects tho refinery
and relieves It of the element of risk.
It ib possible that the sugar agen
cies may buy ttieir plantation's stock
in the Sugar Factors at ?40 per share
a figure based on tho present prlco of
sugar. In addition tho sugar factors
will probably surrender thoir present
stock in tho Refinery and tako a much
smaller amount of preferred stock.
Common stock to the amount of about
$10,000,000 will bo taken by tho plant
ations. The present debt of tho Refinery
Is $28,000,000 and it has on hand
about S0.000 tons of sugar. A rising
price of sugar means therefore less
Tho coming sugar crop for the
Islands is estimated at 5711,000 tons
which is a very considerable lncrea3Q
over tho 1020 crop. Tho estimate
for Kauai is 115,500, which Is a gain
of about 12,000 tons.