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ESTABUSHED 1904. Y9L. 17. NO. 3.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. JANUARY, 18, 1921
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WORST STORM IK
YEARS HITS KAUA
, What is claimed to be the worst
storm in tho memory of the oldest
Inhabitant has boon swooping Kauai
for the past week.
LI hue Mill Flooded
On Llhuo plantation all tho lower
levels of tho mill wero submerged to
a depth, of about four feet of water
and mud. Fortunately tho contents
of tho sugar room had been bagged
and loaded into the standing cars,
which placed it above danger. Motors
on the grojind floor wero put out of
commission and injured. The flood
came over tho road, it is reported,
about four feet deep and cleared
away all obstructions on tho makai
side including a good sized house.
Value of an Anchorage
A stranded automobile on tho road
near thero was submerged so that
only the root showed, and was in dan
ger of being swept away. To pre
vent this it was anchored to a tree
Railway Fills Eaten Away
Two orthree of tho largo fills on
the recently completed lino of railway
connecting the Lihue and Hanamaulu
sectionsvof the plantation wore badly
eaten Into and it will take a lot of
money and labor to repair them.
Locally Less Storm, But Much Damage
So far as tho storm proper went
it was much less severe in Waimea
than on the Lihue side, but in the
deluge of water that camo down the
- rivers, it held its own with any place
on the Island.
Trouble Began at Junction of Rivers
The rivers began to riso in the
early morning of Sunday, and reached
the climax about two o'clock. At
that time the roaring torrent coming
down tho MakaweH valley met a
similar torrent from tho Waimea val
ley, and the two together banked up
and overflowed the whole flat at tho
Junction, and swept down tho valley
carrying destruction on all sides.
A Plucky Little Mermaid
Among others a littlo Hawaiian
girl of 8 years ran out of the house
and was immediately swept away. Tho
littio thing fortunately could swim,
and was quite at home in tho water,
and finally made up to a chicken
house and climbed up on it, and thus
wont sailing down the river. Finally
when her Impromptu boat neared the
shore she abandoned it and swam
ashore, landing in a cano field.
Store Swept Away
Just at the junction of the rivers
there was a little Japanese store
this was swept away leaving no vest
ige. Wide Spread Disaster
Several houses in the same neighbor
hood were wrecked; and all the way
down the valley the flood took every
thing in its course. Pigs, chickens,
dogs, cattlo, shacks, houses and trees
with every other kind of debris went
down together, and the bay looked
like the dismantled forest of a Euro
' pcan battle field.
The Town Deluged
When this great flood of water
got down maikai it spread out all
over the low part of Town, so that
there was three or four feet on Main
Street, and four boats were employed
navigating tho Town, salvaging goods,
rescuing passengers, etc, conveying
them to tho high ground on either
Stores and Rouses Flooded
The water rose to tho level of the
Bank floor and completely flooded out
most of the stores and residences in
Hofgaard's Store Suffers Seriously
Farther along it filled into Hof
gaard's store, and did a largo amount
of damage, which will probably run
to many thousands of dollars. They
ipl a damaged goods sale thero yes
terday. Some of the losser stores
and shops being on a lower level were
worse dealt with, and havo very littlo
It was the worst flood within the
memory of Waimoa.
Flooded Beyond Recognition
.- Tho Anahola stream contained so
much water that the eye could not
seo where the banks of the stream
ended and the rice fields on tho sides I
Victim of the Storm
Dietrich Klussmann, Father Kluss
man, as ho was known by all tho
children, and a familiar and plctur
esque figure in the landscape with
his Santa Claus beard and his cane,
was a victim of Sunday's storm.
Ho lived at Maulua, far up tho
valley that comes down to the mill
About the middle of tho afternoon he
went out to watch the flood going
down tho valley, and when ho did not
return they went out to look for him
and found only his stick. Their
fears that ho had fallen In and been
swept away wero confirmed when his
body was found tho next morning
lodged in the trees somo distance bo
Ho was 84 years of ago; was one
of tho first band of Germans to arrive
at Llhuo some 40 years ago, and has
never been away from hero.
He leaves an aged widow, a son
August Klussman of Grovo Farm, and
one daughter in Portland, Oregon, and
ono in Honolulu.
A NOTABLE AT-HOME
In spite of exceedingly stormy
weather Mrs. Wm. Hydo Rice carried
through a very successful afternoon
at home, last Friday in honor of her
niece, Mrs. Arthur Wood, af Califor
nia. Unexpected snatches of pro
gram wero happily combined with a
vory pleasant and Trlvacious social
time. Mrs. Wm. Henrytice and
Mrs. Sheldon sang most'acceptably
and Mrs. Sinclair Robinson rendered
some charming piano solos.
The cosiness and warmth of the
comfortable indoors was a pleasing
contrast to the storm without, and
ministered much, to the enjoyment of
The refreshments wero varied -and
There wero some CO or 70 ladies
present, including a good many from
the far ends of the Island.
began. Fortunately for tho planters,
however, tho rice crop had just been
harvested and the fields wero baro.
However, tho wooden structure, which
somebody has misnamed a bridge,
was still holding out aided by a gang
of county laborers stationed there to
clear away all accumulation of dead
trees and other obstructions. Tho
small ditch passing in front of the
Anahola school was completely filled
with mud instead of water.
Bridge in Dariger
At Kealia, the cane fields on the
lowlands back of tho mill resembled
rice fields, some of the young cano
being completely submerged. The
huge waves continued to damage the
landing which had already been put
out of commission last week. A
gang of labrers under L. Conradt and
Chas. Fern was stationed at tho
bridge to clear away tho debris; which
if allowed to accumulate, would en
danger the safety of the structure. A
hook with a long ropo attached to an
engine did the work very nicely.
The Kapaa Flats a Lake
Tho lowlands of Kapaa back of the
village was a great pond. Somo of
Hee Fat's rico fields, tho rice on which
had just been cut and was still in tho
fields, wore inundated and tho rice
is now only fit for seed. Wong
Feart's cano fields wero in soveral
feet of water and nearly all of the
Japanese houses just beyond tho
factory of tho Hawaiian Canneries
Company had water abovo their
floors. Tho Walpoull camp was in
running water and John Fernandez'
stables and yard wero in a like con
dition. Tho race track was like a
canal. Hee Fat's house was cut off
from the main road by a pond more
than four feet deep, tho rails of the
new railroad bolng Just abovo water.
Now Railroad Bridges Undermined
Tho now bridge recently constructed
by the Makee Sugar Co. for tho rail
road to the cannery had ono end of
its concrete foundation so undermined
by tho force of tho water from tho
stream that it parted from tho dirt
which hold it. Trains eannot pas3
this bridge until the damage Is re
Another new bridge finished last
month for tho Ahuklnl Railway & Ter
minal Co. over the Kapaa stream
just back of the cannery, sank several
feet on Sunday night, leaving tho rails
In tho air on ono end with only tics
for support, tho sand around Its con-
WAKE BIG HAULS
In spito" of tho stormy weather last
wcok the Internal Revenue officers,
two of thom who camo over from Hon
olulu roccntV, wero very busy and
made a goodly number of hauls as
. Chan Sim, Camp 4, Makawcll, two
20 gallon stills, 250 gallons of mash
and a" quantity of raw material for
the manufacture of okolehao.
Lan Yen, Camp 4, MakaweH, ono
20 gallon still, 10 gallons 'of mash and
4 gallons of okolehao.
Chang Sun, charged with violating
Harrison Act in relation to narcotics,
two tins of opium, a set of scales, and
accessories used by dlspcnsors of
opium. This caso will go to the
D. Nakamura, Pakala, 10 gallons of
okolehao and 25 gallons of mash.
Y. Oshlro, Pakala', one 30 gallon
still and 12 gallons okolehao. $250
Tagazo Yoshlmlara, Wailua, 50
gallons mash, $250 bond.
Jin Kichl Klau, Walpoull, 20 gallons
of rice beer and one condenser, $250
S. FuJIta, 7 gallons of okolehao, $250
D. Hanamoto, Dltchman, 15 gallon
still, ono gallon okolehao, $253 bond
Ah Wun, taro planter, Huleia, on
property of Enoka LovelL 10 gallon
still. 25 gallons okolehao and 160
gallons of mash, $250 bond.
Chan Yeo, Nlumalu, coffee shop,
Nawiliwill, 20 gallon still. 125 gallons
mash, $250 bond.
Lan See, Nlumalu, 100 gallon still,
one box of, chan pan, 17 gallons oko
lehao. 850 gallons of mash and a
quantity of raw material.
Mau Pavao, Kalaheo, 350 gallons of
mash and two condensers, $250.
Chang Yan, Hanapepe, 25 gallons
okolehao, 250 gallons of mash, 25
In all nine stills with a working
capacity of 2080 gallons of mash, 77
gallons of okolehao per day.
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A rumor was circulated around
Kapaa Sunday and Monday to the
effect that the Klnau had not reached
Honolulu after leaving Koloa last
Saturday aftornoon. An Inquiry
from tho local wireless station brought
forth the fact that no messago had
been received from Honolulu regard'
lng the Klnau.
Tho old fashioned whipping post
would just- about meet tho requlm
ments for discouraging the starting of
The Klnau arrived off Nawiliwill at
2 o'clock this morning, but did not
como inside until daylight.
JAPANESE SHOW HELD IN
NEW COMMUNITY HOUSE
Although tho MakaweH Community
House is not yet completed it ro
ceivod its first initiation last week
when tho Japanese show, which has
been touring the Island, gave two
performances in this Hall.
Tho men and women of tho surround
lng camps who desired to seo those
shows were brought in by trucks and
train by tho Plantation.
THE WORLD'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
Tho first Assembly of the League of
Nations has como to a closo after a
session of five weeks.
During this session much good
work was done and somo of tho pre
dicted ovlls successfully avoided.
Six new nations wero admitted to
the League; provision was made to
fight typhus and other epidemics In
Europe; President Wilson was chosen
as mediator between Armenia and tho
Turks; bureaus wero established to
deal with economic questions; and a
resolution was adopted recommending
a two years truco to tho increase of
The most competent Judges declare
that tho accomplishment has been
remarkable and most commendable.
The Likcllko returned to Honolulu
yesterday aftornoon from Waimea
side after vainly trying for over a
week to dischargo her freigUt.
As was quite to bo expocted In vlow
of the present assured development
of tho Nawlllwlli Harbor scheme, tho
American Factors is hositant about
undertaking the Ahuklni development
This was expected to cost upwards
of $400,000 and would mako of Ahu
kinl a first class direct shipment port
for ocean steamers.
But if the Nawiliwlllyjjlblans aro
carried outtho Harbor1'' thero would
bo superlorto Ahuklnl. and would
meet all tho renulrnmenta 'nf tlin
American Factor interests on Kauar?
It would bo manifest folly to have
two such ports within halt a dozen
miles ot ono another.
The other Atinkini Terminal ami
Railway work will go on.
One thing In this community that
Is moving forward In spite of tho
weather is the Lfhuo basket ball
league. Four teams so far havo en
tered the areia namely, the Bachelors,
thd Benelicts, the Merchants and tho
High School. Last Friday night
3aw a fast game between tho Bachel
ors and the Students. Tho Bachelors
were strengthened by the addition ot
Bailey ot tho Outrigger Club team
who plays a snappy game at guard.
The high school lads havo developed
speed and accuracy in shooting that
Is good to sec and nearly won them
the game last week; as it was, they
l03t to the Bachelors by ono goal, tho
score being 31-29. Both teams
appeared in now" uniforms, tho high
school wearing their school colors of
cardinal and white.
Wednesday night of this week the
Benedicts will test the metal of the
Merchants, tho latter consisting main
ly of Lihue Store employees. All
lovers of basket ball will do well to
patronize these games and encourage
the popular indoor sport now in sea
son in Honolulu and tho mainland.
Tho Kauai Public School Athletic
League is just starting basket ball
and these youngsters could learn
much by watching tho old timers on
the armory floor.
AS TO THE LIBRARY
Miss Robinson, of the Library of
Hawaii, spent sevoral days on Kauai
last week in tho interest of Library
development. She recommends that
our local libraries cater moro gener
ously to tho evident demand for fic
tion. She reports that steps aro being
taken to secure appropriations from
Logislature for tho establishment of
County Public Libraries throughout
tho Islands, and it Is hoped that tho
various counties will co-oporate to
NCOME TAX FORMS
WILL ARRIVE SOON
Collector of Internal Revenue How
ard Hathaway announces that Incomo
Tax forms aro being prepared, and
will bo sent out sometime during this
month. Anyone not receiving blanks
through tho mall can procure same at
any of tho banks on Kauai which will
Mr. Hathaway states that agents
will bo on the Island to assist those
who are not familiar with making
out tho forms.
Lihue Union Church
The regular annual mooting of
this, church will bo hold Thursday
night 7:30. Tho first hour will bo
tho business session, when reports
will be heard and plans discussed
for tho ensuing year. Beginning
at 8:45 a social occasion will bo
enjoyed, this being in tha nature
of a reception to the now members.
All members and workors ot tho
congregation are urged to bo pres
ent Regular church services will bo
held next Sunday morning. Tho
hurch welcomes all in tho commu
nity to sharo In its fellowship.
A silver offering will bo taken
for tho European Relief.
R. W. BAYLESS, Pastor.
Pertinent and Impertinent
Notes from Kealia Town
Not to be behind any ot her sister
cities, efther here or on the mainland,
Kealia Is now having a "wave of
crimo." Tho principal crime scorns to
bo attempted burglary. Several at
tempts have keen mado especially in
tho Japanese section. So far nono
have beon successful, as the marauder
has always been frightened away bo'
foro ho could accomplish anything.
Chiof of Police Agard Is investigat
ing. Ills force Is keeping all vagrants
and loafers on tho move.
Tho Sons ot Rest offer a prlzo of
ono rubber ico pick to tho first person
to enjoy a "Tin Roof" at tho new soda
The Fire Department was called out
to extinguish a small blazo In a rub
bish heap, Wednesday ovoning. Flro
Chief Max Bolto was unable .to at
tend as he could not find his Are
helmet. Tho police are investigating
There is qulto a strong movement in
the pencil and paper market at pres
ent. Everyone is figuring their in
como tax. Louio Conrad wants to
know it pokor losses como under
Mrs. McConnville, ot Erio, Pa., is
a house guest of Dr. and Mrs. Hngood.
She says that Kauai is easily tho most
beautiful island of tho group.
Wm. Grote says tho world Is a
small place after all. While in Lihue
last Saturday, ho mot a friend from
Eleelo that ho has not seen in two
Frank Burns was confined to his
bed with a slight attack ot flu, tho
early part -of.1 tho week.
Jim Corstorphlno says ho is not
going to make any moro speeches,
unless at golf, and then ho will only
address the ball. At least bo definite,
Mr. Burns now drives tho Chevrolet
formerly driven by Mr. Wolters. Ho
says there is ono advantage in driving
it. The Japanese drivers aro in the
habit ot giving it plenty of room on
tho road. They will soon become
oducated to tho Overland as well.
Dr. Hagood returned via tho Klnau
from Honolulu Friday morning.
Ernest Weight was qulto put out
becauso his name was not in tho
list ot officers of the American Legion
published In Tho Garden Island last
week. He was elected Sargcant at
Arms. He says he has run for office
moro times than William Jennings
Bryan and when ho does get in, he
is not given any publicity. ,
Tho Sons ot Rest stepped out soc
ially last Wednesday ovoning, Thero
wero no casualties.
Tho City Council meets Tuesday
evening. Plenty ot flroworks are
expected. Mayor Joaquin Souza in
tends to rake Several heads l depart
ments over tho coals.
HIdokl Mlyasaki, a Japancso who
was injured in the Mill last Monday,
died at tho Kealia Hospital early Sat
urday morning. He was injured by.
trying to empty a centrifugal machine
with tho paddle used for the same
whllo tho machine was whirling at
full speed. He was struck across tho
abdomen by tho handle ot tho paddlo
resulting In Internal Injuries. Ho Is
survived by a wlfo and three minor
Miss Haruyo Mato hocamo tho brldo
of Masalyo Tsuda last wcok at tho
Japancso temple In Kealia. The
bride is tho daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mato of Halaula and tho groom a son
of Mr. and Mrs. Tsuda ot tho same
village. After a motor honeymoon
to Anahola tho young couple will
mako their home in Halaula.
Tho rainfall for the recent storm,
Lihue, is as follows:
Jan 14 2.24
For the month of January thus
far 19.84. Thero has beon moro or
less rain every day ot tho month so
far. . .
HELP THE STARVING
From newspaper reports and mag
azine articles wo havo known more
or loss of tho crying needs of tho
starving children of Central and East
orn Europe, but no direct appeal has
como to us.
Consequently wo haven't been stir
rod perhaps to do anything about It.
Now, however, these needs are being
presented to us moro directly ,and
a campaign is being conducted on
hese Islands for tho benefit of these
Three million and a half unhappy
children of Poland and other coun
tries of Eastern Europo must dlo of
starvation and cold this winter unless
immediate relief is forthcoming from
America. And wo aro being solicited
to contribute our quota to -prevent
that deplorable tragedy. Tho follow
ing aro some of the pertinent consid
erations that should influence us to
help in the matter.
No nation except America" can por-
form this service under present con
For every dollar furnished by Am
erica over two dollars are provided
by the countries assisted In transpor
tation, administration, distribution,
and supplementary supplies.
Every dollar subscribed by tho
.merlcsn people provides tho noccs-
nary food for a child for ono month
Tho countries assisted furnish such
.'ood ns is available locally. They
bear all costs of operation within
(holr borders and distribute tho food'
under governmental suDorvision to
kitchens,, whero it is -prepared Into
Tho system-employed lb oho, per
fected by tho organization under Mr.
Hoover's direction after six years'
experience in the samo kind of work.
A staff of only fifty Americans super
vise tho work, while the actual admin
istration of tho relief is in tho hands
of 100,000 of tho principal business
men and ablest women in tho coun
Tho methods employed promote tho'
economic rehabilitation ot those
nations. They establish local re
sponsibility and develop a self-reliant
organization which can continue the
work after American aid and super
vision can bo withdrawn.
Tho food Bent from this country Is
only such as Is not avallablo In tho
Competent mca'ical dlroction lnsur6s
that only children actually suffering
from undernourishment aro fed.
To closo tho door now ngainst
these children would invito a major
tragody. The American. people would
feel charged with moral responsibility
for tho cataBtropho which might fol
low. This relief operation is moro than
a charity. It restores moralo in tho
European countries. It saves a con
siderable portion of tho coming gen
eration from succumbing to tragedies
from which the whole world, including
America, Would suffor.
Public duty demands that this work
bo continued until tho harvest of 1921.
$23,000,000 is roquired for this pur
pose. Tho Mokihana Club will conduct
tho campaign for Kauai and a com
mittoo ot three has been appointed
to this" end. This committee will
act in conjunction with the prominent
ladles In each district and a very
general and hearty response is sol
icited from tho public. (
KAUAI BRANCH OF
TO BE ORGANIZED
At 2:30 o'clock tomorrow(Wednes-
day) afternoon thero will .be a meot
lng at tho Lihue Social Hall for the
purposo of forming a Kauai branch of
the Humane Society. All ladles ot
Kauai who aro Interested in this
movement aro cordially Invited to bo
NEW EQUIPMENT FOR
CAMP CLUB HOUSE
MakaweH Plantation has found Its
first camp club house at Camp 2 so
successful that additional equipment
was found necessary.
The new equipment being Installed
includes, among other things, a pool
table which brings tho number of
tables to three for this club houso,
and a fully equipped, modern barber