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THE GARDEN T ALAND, TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 1921
HONC ON 6HA SOCIETY
GIVES ANNUAL BANQUET
The Annual banquet given by the
Hong On Sha Society through Mr.
Chu K ing, lta president, was indeed' a
great - success. From good authori
ties tha spread was reported to be the
best e- er given, especially the dish of
Throughout the afternoon there
was n it one silent or dull moment,
Jokes wen sprung every now and
then by the witty ones, political
speech !S were made by politicians
presets an J songs wore sung, all ot
which were aimed at one end that
was to have a good time.
At the Instance ot Mr. H. D. Wish
ard al! made donations to help the
poor ones now suffering from hunger
in Chiua. Some sixty odd dollars
were collected. Mr. Chu Kong, on
behalf of the sufferers, thanked the
guests for the donations and assured
them that every cent of that money
would be forwarded at the flrsi oppor
At about six o'clock the crowd dis
persed, all wearing a look of satisfac
tion on their faces and a longing in
their hearts for another occasion of
this kind real soon. '
KAUAI LEADS IN EDUCATION
Of the 2.90 per cent tax rate for the
current year -on Kauai, we will put
near half, or 1.3565 per cent Into
schools, amounting to $332,393.
This is a larger proportion than any
other Island. The other Islands will
spend in that way: Hawaii, 1.29 per
cent; Maul, 1.125; Honolulu, 1.02.
For County uses: Kauai, 1.224, Haw
ail, 1.0; Maul, 1.42; Honolulu, 1.95.
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J. C. E. TABER
Judge Achi Wants Home
For Delinquent Children
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The following letters will be ol
general Interest, and explain them
selves. ' They Indicate a serious situ
ation and a problem which we will
have to face increasingly as our popu
lation grows, viz, what to do with
delinquent children, and thoBe started
on the downward path to crime and
HonrC. J. McCarthy,'
As the legislature is to meet soon,
deem this to be the opportune mom
ent to inform you of my intentions in
reference to our, Juvenile delinquents.
During the past year I have been
greatly interested in the Juvenile work
of this Court. According to the rec
ords, fifteen delinquent cases vWere
disposed of during the last year, four
of which, I regret to say, were com
mitted to the Industrial School. The
remaining eleven were placed on
Feeling that the Industrial School
Is an unfit place to send any child, 1
placed these eleven boys on proba
tion which practically reft them on
their own responsibilities with the
hope that such a plan would be better
than the present reform system. The
delinquent Is put under the care of
some respectable person who Informs
this Court once every two weeks of
the behavior of qaid delinquent. From
all appearances the plan is working
As to the four boys who were com
mitted to the Industraial School, I
had to adopt that course because I
could" not find any one at the time
the boys were adjudged delinquents
to take care of them.
At this time I feel that the Interests
of said children would have been bet
ter subserved !f the above honor sys
tem had been applied. Since this
system is meeting with success, I have
decided not to commit any more
cases particularly to the Industrial
School for boys.. What Kauai really
needs now is a detention home of
Its own, with suitable grounds, suit
able bulldmgs, clean, wholesome, san
itary arrangements, good food, educa
tion, occupation, physical attention.
and ethical training. The child
should come out of the home better
disciplined mbrally ami mentally than
when entering it. The present re
form system is entirely lacking In this
One of the Knudsen homes contain
ing an area of thirteen acres more or
less, would be an ideal place for a
Detention Home. ' There are manv
buildings on said premises which
could be put into repair or recon
structed at ,a amall cost?' In a short
time the Institution will become self-
supporting. The boys could be made
to cultivate and thus produce their
own foodstuffs, and in that way reduce
rrom time to time moneys which have
been appropriated towards the main
tenance and upkeep of the institution.
The boys will not only be receiving
agricultural or shop training, but will
be given a good primary education,
which education consists ot a prescri
bed course of study to be completed
upon the delinquent having attained
If you think my plan feasible, will
It be possible to acquire the above
said home from the Government by a
decree from you? If so, kindly in
form me as to the proper proceeding.
Trusting that you will give this mat
ter your careful consideration, V re
main, Respectfully yours,
Wm. C. Achl, Jr.
Hon. William C. Achl, Jr.
I beg to acknowledge the receipt
of your letter of the 1st Inst., regard
ing the Juvenile work of your Court.
I fully agree with what you say as to
the placing ot boys in the Industrial
School. Conditions In this school are
such that Instead of being improved,
the boy generally acquires worse hab
its through being sent there.
I do not know what to do with the
institution; complaints come to me
but nothing constructive seems to be
advanced. I have read carefully your
suggestion regarding the boys of your
circuit, and I am strongly In favor of
setting aside the Knudsen land for
such a detention home as outlined by
you. I believe, however, that such
a home should be supported by the
County of Kauai. If you will take
up the matter with the board of Super
visors and get their approval, I will
issue an executive order turning over
to the County whichever one of the
Knudsen homes is desired.
I am not sure whether any addition
al legislation will be necessary to
regulate such a home. If so, I will
ask the attorney general to prepare
such an act. No additional legisla
tion is necessary In order to turn the
property over to the County. The
only legislation, If any, which might
be necessary would be that authoriz
ing the county to support the lnstltu-
tion and possibly that defining the
rules as to the committment of boys
it. . v
Very truly yours,
C. J. McCarthy.
THE MOKIHANA MEETING
The meeting of the Mokihana Club
Wednesday afternoon was attended
by over one hundred ladies, and was
one of more than ordinary Interest
Among the various matters which
came up for consideration and appro
val the following are the most w.rthy
of note. .
The Executive Committee reported
musical programs for March and
April, Mrs. Sinclair Robinson for the
former, and the Passmore " Trio for
The Library Committee reported
progress, especially In regard to a
Library Bill for Legislature which is
being framed by the Maui people, but
In the Interest of all the Islands. It
will be to our interest to cooperate
with them in supporting the same.
The Women's Current Events
meetings have proved so successful
and Interesting that they will be con
tinued Monday afternoons at the hall.
There will be a meeting Wednesday.
February 9th, Mokihana Hall, for the
organization of a local Humane Soc
The committee handling the Hoover
Fund campaign reported $7,222.00 col
lected and forwarded to date, with
more coming In. They were very
much pleased with the splendid re
sponse, especially ' from the schools
A letter of appeal was read from
Mrs. Westervelt of Honolulu, on br
half of Near East Relief Work.
A million- refugees and one hundred
thousand children are running wild In
the mountains, victims of persecution,
winter storms and starvation. There
will be a financial campaign for their
benefit March 21-29. Dr. Wirt, com
missioner for this relief work, and a
lecturer of note, may possibly visit
Kauai at that time and tell us about
these Hnfortuaate people.
An Interesting letter was read from
the president of the General Federa
tion of Women's Clubs, emphasizing
the importance and influence of such
clubs, especially in this new era of
woman's enfranchisement and recog
The musical and literary program
was a very Interesting one and was
received with muoh .favor. It had
been arranged by Mrs. Wm. McClus
kcy, the leader' for the day. It "was
1. Cycle of Song. . , . . .Mrs. Wm. Rice
"Love's Old Sweet Sofg."
"Then you'll remember me."
"Drink to me only with thine eyes."
2. Book Review "..Miss Purdy
"Our America," by Waldo Frank.
3. Instrumental .... Mrs. TrowbrldEe
."Quartette from Rigoletto"
i. Book Review Miss Ethel Damon
"Biography of Mrs. it. L. Stevenson''
"White Shadows in the South Stas"
(Both these books are to bo ordered
for the Library.)
5. Song.. Mrs. H. T. Sheldon
The Club then adjourned to accept
the hospitality of Mrs Broadbcnt, Mrs.
Moragne, Mrs. Crawford Mrs. Hills,
and Miss Bissinger, hostesses for the
ADVENTURES AT SEA
Anether interesting tale has been
added to the stories of adventure at
sea, In the safe return, a few days r.go,
of the power sampan Nagashima Maru.
Sometime before Christmas the
Hakko Maru left on a fishing cruise
of a few days. Not returning when
expected, three other sampans of
which the Nagashima was one, set out
to find her. This was January 2nd.
January 11th they reached French
Frigate Shoals far to the Northwest.
Finding no trace of the missing sam
pan there, they visited Necker Island
with the same result. From that
time on the Nagashima had hard
luck. Part of the time her engine
was out of commission, so that she
drifted about aimlessly. Then she
was overtaken by the heavy storms
of the third week of January and
nearly foundered. Then she was lost
for a week or two, and was running on
a false course, so that she entirely
missed her home port. When she
finally made Honolulu her suppliei
were reduced to a minimum, and
starvation was at hand.
HOW IT RAINS IN JANUARY
The ' phenomenal- rainfall for the
month of January, 28.64 inches, has
led to an examination of the Grove
Farm records which run back over a
period of 25 years. -
The January Just past far outruns
any other in the record the nearest
approach to It being that of Jaauary
1987 when the rainfall was 22.30. : 181s
had 16.C1 and 1920, 15.93. ' '
The average rainfall for this 25
years is 6.16 Inches so that 1921 lg
four and a half times ' the average
amount.' - i ; .
As an indication of how irregular
even averages can be, the average
for the first ten years ot this 2i was
1.92. For the second ten, 7.36. And
for the final five, 12.15. ,
The smallest January rainfall during
this period was 0.36 in 1900, but there
are six years with less than an Inch.
This pretty well disposes. of the gen
eral supposition that January Is neces
sarily a wet month. Equally unten
able is the idea that January is a dry
month. Often it Is very dry, often It
is very wet you can't tell anything
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