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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 17. NO. 9.
LIHUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. MARCH 1. 1921
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WANTS TO KNOW
With commendable alertness and In
, telllgence Senator C. A. Rice is
scrutinizing the; big expenditures
proposed' for harbor improvements ,in
Honolulu and lesewhore,
1 Speaking, of Senato Bill No. 10 he
i asks: "This Bill is making for $2
, 266,000. What are we going to get
back from It? What did we get back
last year on all the other millions tho
; Territory has spent on wharves and
harbors? What Is our total invest
ment in wharves and piers anyway?'
Hit -transpired that $70,000 was re
Ceived last year for wharfage. Sena
tor Rice then went on to say "The
Territory received on wharfage only
$70,000. On the investment which
this bill asks for we shall have to find
?130,000 every year for interest and
sinking funds alone, to say nothing of
running expense, repairs and deprecia
"Gentlemen, this Territory can go
bust spending money on piers and
wharves that earn no revenue."
-i He and Senator Harold Rice of
Maui advocate an amendment to tho
(Organic Act. which will permit the
.imposition of tolls on all freight pass
-I m .. .
ms across xerritoriai wnarves.
We beg to assure our Senior Sena
tor of our hearty' approval and support
In the attitude he has taken.
Further consideration may develop
fresh facts or a different point of
;vlew, butlt is surely high, time that
we siow up, take soundings and find
,uuv Juki wuuro wo are,
NEAR EAST RELIEF
.ij Kauai is responding most magnifl
cently to the appeal made in behalf
of the starving multitude in tho Near,
East. The Lihue district is the only
one that has made returns, as yet,
but Its, report is most heartening, with
a1, total, to date , of $4,324.56. The
plantation store at Koloa has been
designated as a center .to receive con
tributions In that locality with Mrs. W-
H. Francis as chairman.' Waimea
and other places on the island , are
well organized and it Is hoped that
early returns may be had. A letter
from the Near East Relief Committee,
of' Honolulu, states that the campaign
will officially close March the 2nd, but
that tho books will be kept open until
the $25,000 quota has been reached. If
any individual on the Island cannot
find a committee in his community,
then send your check direct to the
Island treasurer, Mr. Frank Crawford,
k AN OLD KAMAAINA GONE
, W. J. Sheldon is dead. He was
well known on Kauai where, at Wai
mea, ,he was for many years deputy
sheriff. Following that he was
member of the House of Representa
tives for the four sessions from 1907
to 1913. In 'the latter he was chair
man of the Judiciary' Committee. Since
that time he has been living in Hono
lulu, engaged in the practice of law.
He was a fluent and efficient speak
er in'both English and Hawaiian. He
was a leader among the Hawaiians in
all public matters, religious, philan
thropic and social, and was very much
liked. He was a commanding figure
physically and his genial benevolent
presence will be missed by all who
Mr. and Mi's. Alexander G. Hutton
returned frm their stay at "Honey
moon Cottage", Waipouli, last Friday
and have settled down to the Joys of
double blessedness in their little cot
tage at Nlumalu.
.Rep. Hoopalo has introduced a bill
In the House prohibiting women from
loitering on the streets of Kauai
after 6 p. m.
Why discriminate so pointedly a
gainst the Kauai women? Are they
notorious evening loiterers?
The committee in charge of the
sale and concert for tho Ida Pope
Memorial Fund wish to thank all the
ladies who so kindly donated articles
of fancy .work for the salo, and all
those who generously patronized tho
ala and the concert.
MA W LI
Makaweli and MeBryde Plant-
Tho, Rev. Honry P. Judd, field sec
retary Vf the' Hawaiian Board of Mis
sions, in charge of the Hawaiian work,
has been spending twelve days on the
island, conducting a .series 'of meet- ations' are planning for what
wgs in tne interest or mission worn promises lo be one o tho biRKeat
Lourth of July programs ever
held on Kauai. Mr. Damkroiier
Makaweli has just received
TO HAVE ARMY
BAND AND BALL TEAM FOR 4TH OF JULY
and has also been harrying on-a pro
gram of addresses in the public
schools, alone the lines of character
building, trheso talks to tho students f
are full offllplratlon and helpfulness word from Captain Morris H.
and cannot fall to inspire the children Forbes that the Hawaiian Depart-
. 1 Li.t.. 1.1 1- a.
luwtuu uiBuei luuuia. i,,nf n.....,.,,wl,. !..
Rev. Judd addressed the Eleeel-Mana ., ..., . ..
Teachers' Association in Makaweli on u,u lB8t 01 lucse Plantations
February 23d, on ''How tho .Toachor mil seu a hand not to exceed
can Teach ideals of Character," illus- forty men and a baseball team
trating how this can bo done by teach- 0f twenty men to assist in the
lug the biographies of great men, such ltK0gmmH to. be hel(1, on the 2nd
as Washington, Lincoln, etc, empha- , , ,. , , , '
sizing some particularly strong point ',rd and 4th of Jul' at these two
in the characterof each man, with the plantations.
idea of inspiring the child to attalnirig It is planned to have a big mil-
thlssamo quality of character. The
talk was full of interesting and prac
itary ball in the new Makaveli
Community House on the evening
:al suggestions. i, T , . . ... ,
m n,i,,,QaQ,i ! ,wl(!f Jly 2nd given by the employ
ees oi Makaweli and to bo invita
tional. The following two' days,
of the 'churches' at tho Waimea Hawat
lan Church' on Thursday evening on
"Life's Greatest Question." The
audlenco was a large and rcpresenta
tive one, made up of various nation.
alltics and the greatest interest was
evinced. It is not often that Waimea
has the privilege of hearing a man of
-such force and inspirational qualities
and the appreciation ot this fact was
proven by tho large number gathered
to hear him., fc .
Mrs,, William Danford of Kekaha en
tertalned very informally, with two
tables of bridge on Thursday afternoon
in honr ot Mrs. Erdman Baldwin who
is visiting her 'sister, 'Mrs. B. D. Bald
win. Mrs. Hofgaard received the
first prizo and Mrs. Erdman Baldwin
thn eninnt: nrlzn
Waimea has quite an addltio'n to
her social life ln-the vway of Mr, and
Mrs. Wilson P. Cannon and little son,
Wilson Jr. Mr.. .Cannon, has charge
of the dry-goods department for C. B.
Hofgaard and Co.
Mrs. Cannon will be remembered by
some of the older residents of the is
land as Margit Borchgrevink, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. G. Borchgrevink,
formerly of Waimea but more recently
of Riverside, California, and niece of
Mrs. C. B. Hofgaard. ,
Mrs. B. D. Baldwin entertained at
bridge on Friday afternoon In honor
of her sister, Mrs. Erdman Baldwin.
The guests were seated at six tables
on the spacious lanai which was con
verted into a .bower of greenery by
the use of young banana trees and bou
gainvillear. In the interior, begonias
and heliotropes were used to' good
AT the conclusion of the afternoon
the 3rd and 4th, a full day pro
gram will be held at each plantn
tion assisted by the baud and will
include a ball game at each place.
On the evening of July 3rd,
Makaweli Plantation is planning
on giving a concert and program,
open to everyone, in the.Commu
nity House. Vaudeville numbers
will be one of the features of this
program if talent can be obtained
Mr., Tilley of McBryde is head
ing the program for that planta
tion and Mr .Damkroger is plan
ning the one at Makaweli. These
programs will be open to the peo
ple of Kauai and there is no doubt
that all the programs will be well
attended as this is the first time
that an army band and ball team
has ever visited the Island.
ALL IN READINESS FOR
THE BIG. MINSTREL SHOW
The minstrel show to be staged by, local talent at tho Tip Top theatre
next Saturday evening is fast shaping itself into a smooth running perfor
mance of high class, and, the hour and a half of songs, jokes, and stunts
will bo sure to please everybody and.glvo them something to smile about for
weeks to come. 'vi , '
The program and personnel Is as follows:
Opening Chorus "Old Folks at Horn "Old Man Jazz".
"Who Dat said Chicken in Dis. Crowd" ..Mr. Sloggett
"I'd love to fall asleep and wake up in my mammy's arms" Mr. Llneau
Buck and Wing Dance....; Mr. Warner
Bone Solo ; Mr. Hopper
"Somebody" . Mr. Fern
Let the Rest of'the World go by" .1 Mr. Weight
"Old Man Noah" :. Mr. Horner
Closing Chorus "Floating down to Cotton Town" '
End Men: Sloggett, Fern, Hopper, Weight, Engelhart, Lineau.
Chorus: Dow, Mldkiff, Foster Horner, A. Horner, Hobby, Case, Carter,
Simpson, Boltej Warner, Achi, Keahl, Waiau, Werner, Rice, King, Bayless,
Interlocutor, K. B. Morgan; at the. Piano, 'A. Horner Jr; Director Mr.
Pertinent and Impertinent
Notes from Kealia Town
"When the .Moon. Shines pn tho Moonshine". Mr,
SEAPLANE AND EAGLE BOAT
EXPEDITION ARRIVE; DEPART
The seaplane, and Eagle boat expedi
tion circumnavigating the islands of
the Hawaiian group, arrived at Hana-
maulu bay last Thursday afternoon j
seaplanes .43 and 44 arriving at 4:45
p. m. and Eagle boat 6 arriving at 6
p. m. Eagle boats 8 and 40 arrived.
at daylight Friday morning.
At 11 o'clock Friday morning the
delicious refreshments were served on seaplanes accompanied by tho Eagles,
the card tables. .Mrs. Wilson P. left for a cruise around Kauai and Ni
The planes completed tho cir-.
Cannon won the first prize, a lovely nmu.
cut-glass bowl, Mrs. Damkroger won
second prize and Mrs. Frederick Aaser
of ' Kekaha the consolation.
R. F. HARRIS LEAVING
R. F. Harris, manager of the Lihue
Plantation dairy, has resigned his
position and he and Mrs. Harris aro
leaving by the Kinau this afternoon
Mr. Harris planned and suporvlsoi
tho building of the now dairy, which,
when entirely completed, will be one
of the finest and most modern plants
in the territory.
The milking barn, which is finished,
cuit and returned to Hanamaulu at 2
p. m. - The Eagles returned at 3 p.m.
At 11:30 Friday night Eagle boat
5 left for Pearl Harbor. Eagle boat
6 left Saturday morning at 8 o'clock
and tho planes took tho air on tho last
leg of the long flight at 9 o'clock.
Eagle boat 40 left at 10 o'clock-to
trayel In the wake ot the planes;
STIR AND ACTIVITY AT NIUMALU
Work moves along steadily on the
Nawlliwili harbor in spite of delays
In securing the necessary equipment
and supplies from Town. The air
drills aro working industriously on
It is built entirely of foundations for tho blK landing crano:
A 1 1 A. 1 1 I
uuuuiom uau uua an iuo conveniences tnG roail ls weii alon and makc8
for cleanllnoss and sanitation, lnclud- nult0 a Bhowlnlr on tha 8idQ h,n: tho
ing electric milKing macninos. hea.lnuartnrn hmmit nn tha sholf
The concreto building, which is to abovo tho ian(llnc la roady for occuna-
nouso tne Doming, com storage, nottie- tlon Hoon nH thn wntGP,ia i,.,,! on:
atmum uuu siermzuiB pmnis, is near- to bi tank whlch wl comnlana and
Ing completion and will be in operation supply tho whole region is1 in process
in a snort time. Lf iiri.
Mr. and Mrs. Harris will remain In
MAKAWELI .PLANTATION TO
HAVE COMMUNITY GARDEN
Sometime in tho near future Maka.
wen Plantation will bo In a position
to supply many of its e'mployees with
vegetables at a reasonable price,
Plans are under way for, tho ostab
lishment of a largo garden, centrally
located, where -vegetables will bo
raised and sold at a price only
THE CRIMINAL CALENDAR
Honolulu for a short time and, will
then return to their home in Lake
The Moklhana "Club, will have its
regular monthly ' meeting tomorrow
afternoon. The program will be a
musical one with Mrs. Sinclair Robin
son as leader and everyone is looking
forward to a very dolightful afternoon.
The hostesses will bo Mrs. R. L.
Wilcox, Mrs. J. M. Lydgatq, Mrs. W.
R. Hobby, Mrs. J. M. Kuhns'aud Miss
Thoro aro some 65 mon on tho job,
many of them skilled, and there is a
bustle of activity and noise quite un
wonted for Nlumalu.
NEW SCREEN AJ TIP TOP
The, new patent silver screen for tho
Tip Top Theatre arrived last week
and has been installed. It is a
great Improvement over the old plain
whito shoot. If the management
management could eliminate tho flick
er from the pictures' the now screen
would appear to greater advantage
Somo seven true bills wore returned
by the Grand Jury which sat a week
or so ago, Including several ot a ser
ious nature, among them two murder
casos. One of these murder cases
has been already disposed of by the
defendant pleading guilty to a losser
charge of murder in tho second degree.
This was the caso whero a Filipino
shot a man and a child; and maimed a
woman who intervened. A life sen
tenco was given by the Court.
There still remain for disposition
by the trial Jury noxt week ono mur
der in the first degree, two burglaries,
and. two assaults with doadly weapon.
Miss Madeline Young spent a few
days on Kauai recently as tho guest
ot Miss Soulo, and during this time
she saw more than Is commonly seen
of the Island. She wonders why
more people do not come to Kauai
they would if they only knew. Miss
Young is a valued assistant In tho
Engineering Department ot the Amer
ican Factors in Honolulu.
LIHUE UNION CHURCH
Rev. Johnstone W .Walker, of
Berwickshire Scotland, will preach
in this church next Sunday morn
ing. His theme, "Lovo's Offering".
His life has been richly bleat in
tho Christian Ministry and he
brings a real message to us.
Thoro will bo a vocal duet by
Mrs. Grote and Rico. Tho church
invites you to give it and Its mes
sago a hearing at this time of tho
R. W. BAYLESS, Pastor.
The usual meeting of the. City Coun
cil was punctuated by considerable ex
citement Tuesday evening. The real
reason for Mayor Souza's trip to Hono
lulu was glvon out. He was in con
ference with the Governor in regard
to dredging the Kealia stream so that
ocean going steamers may dock thero.
With both the Ahukinl and the Nawlli
wili projects going ahead it is not tho
intention of Kealia to bo left out. .
The Mayor was in tho midst of ex
plaining tho result 'of his Honolulu
visit to a large and Interested aud
ienco when a dog fight started outside
tho city hall. Tho audience' rose and
i ..... .
lueu out quieiiy Knowing tney can
hear tho Mayor talk most any time
but they cannot always take In a dpg
fight.. Tho Mayor is too clover a
politician and orator to try "to compote
with a dog fight so he followed his
audience to tho street and immedately
stepped in as referee;
The fight was between 'a dog owned
by a Filipino1 and .one owned by a
Hawaiian. Tho Mayor gave tho de
cision to' the Hawaiian's dog' after
twenty minutes bathing. One local
politician was uncouth enough to say
that the .only reason that the Ha
waiian's dog won was because tho!
Hawaiians can vote. i
Tho Filipino resented the decision
and took it out on' tho winning dog's
owner. A race riot was on at once
and a riot call was sent in to police
headquarters. The Chief and tho
force .responded. Tho rioters as one
man turned on their natural enemy
the police and were beating them up
with great, gusto until Flro Chief Bolto
and his firemen appeared and turned
tho firehoses on them. Tho streams
from the hoses were very effective
and scattered the- rioters almost at
once. 1 A centrifugal pump was used
to pump put Chief Agard and several
other .victims of the deluge. Chief
Bolto assisted with first aid for the
It was quite an exciting evening and
a good, time was had by all. All the
injured will recover.
We note' that a hunter on tho main
land h&s a pig that he uses to hunt
quail, etc with, instead of a dog.'Koa
Ha can go him' one better. Frank
Burns has' a minah bird that ho uses
for spotting mullet when he goes fish
ing with his throw net Tho method
of operation is simple. -The bird
perches on Frank's shoulder until they
reach a likely spot. Then the bird
circles over the water looking for fish.
When ho spots a school he hovers
oyer tho spot and gives tho harsh cry
peculiar to the minah bird. All Frank
has to da is to sneak up on tho mullet
and throw his net. Frank says that
Isaac Walton, as he calls his pet, haB
increased his catches 200.
miss Lions jacoos oi Linue was a
Kealia visitor last Saturday. Mr,
Groto says she must have expensive
tastes as she askod to eeo somo five
Chief ot Police -Agard has ono on
the Sons of Rest. They reported tho
loss of their bath tub to the police
vestcrday. The Chief claims he
Lured tho culprit with tho tub
sneaking away from thoir homo three
months ago. 'He kopt tho tub at tho
city hall to seo how long it would take
them to miss iL
One member stated that they would
not havo missed It yestorday except
that none of them could take their
cold bath yosterday morning as tho
sink was broke.
A certain bride in our midst nearly
poisoned her husband tho other morn
ing when she mistook tho pencil
sharpener for tho coffee mill.
It s understood that friends of Philip
Rice are claiming he has won tho
rubber ice pick. If ho will forward
h(s evidence and witnesses tho com
mittee will gladly forward samo when
his claim has been validated. Wo be
Heve that it is one of those .uncon
firmed, rumors. He could not bo
reached at his offlco or homo up to
lato last night.
This morning ho would noither
affirm or dony tho rumor but referred
mombers of tho press to his attorney,
Kealia harbor was taxed to capacity
last week as tho Nllhau and (the Like
liko wero hero discharging'frelght.
The Sons of Rost are thinking of
giving a stag, minstrel show, so Adrian
Englehart can tell his Theda Bara
u a R. BRIDGE
The new railway bridge at Wailua
Is rapidly approaching completion. Tho
last pier is well along, and the first
span of the superstructure is finished.
Tho construction ot tho piers, with
tho underground and undor-watcr
work, is the most difficult and tho
most protracted. Tho superstructure
work will go rapidly.
It has been a difficult Job Involving
unforseen drawbacks and delays which
have been very discouraging. While
the bottom, as a whole Is sandy and
clayey, largo boulders aro scattered
through it, which makes It noxt to
impossible to drive ordinary piles, or
sheet piling for the cniH.qnnri? vot
nose are absolutely necessary to tho
safety of the bridge.
The cement piers go down 18 or 20
feet and rest on piles carefully distri
buted to carry tho weight. There
aro 21 of thso pUcs fo reach pier, and
they run down 50 GO, 70 feet, one is
73 feot. They are driven by a steam
hammer until they won't go, any fur
ther, either 'because they have struck
rock, or the friction resistance holds
them like a vise.
When the piles are driven home,
heavy bottom of cement is placed
under water by means of running it
down a big pipe carefully This
makos a water-tight bottom for the
under-water well. Tho water is then
pumped out, and tho cement put in
In tho ordinary way.
Judging from tho single arch which
ls finished it is going to be a 'very
artistic "and pleasing bridge, with
most dignified and restful lines.
Mr. A. A. Hartmann, Engineer in
charge representing the Hawaiian
Dredging Co., deserves a great .deal
6f credit for carrying the work through
to so successful an issue, in spite of
the Very formidable difficulties.
. :r- j
AN INTERESTING VISITOR
Hon. Henry L. Kawewehl, 'of .Keau
hou, N. Kona, Hawaii, tho only .Home
Ruler In the House of Representatives
In the session of 1909, ls returning to
his homo on the Big Island today! after
spending three pleasant weeks with
his nephew, A. G. Kaulukou, bur1 loonl
During hlB visit he' lost no tlaio in
taking in all the wondorful slghts'tliat
Kauai has to offer. On leaving he
exclaimed, "Kauai is not only the Gar
den Island, but the pearl of tho isles ,
of Hawaii Nei."
Mr. Kawewehl has served In tho
House of Representatives for twelve
consecutive yoars, the' last ten yearn
as a Republican. He was the last :
person to bear the title of Home Ruler
In any official capacity. When asked '
why ho did not number among tho
representatives from West Hawaii ',
this year, ho modestly replied; "I
think It is because ot number 13."
HAWAIIAN-BIRTH CERTIFICATES .
TO BE ISSUED AGAIN
Tho issuanco 'of certificates of Ha
waiian birth by tho secretary of Ha
waii which was dlscontinod for somo
time, pending formulation of new re-
gulatlon8, will be resumed on March 1,
1921, according to an announcement
which appears in this issue of tho
Mrs. Johannah Brash, who has been
staying with Mr. and Mrs. Prlggo, of
Kealia, pending the settlement of tho ,
estate of her lato husband, H. Brash,
fs returning to her homo In Honolulu
L. Hebert, recently of Haiku, Maul,
whero ho was superintendent of the ,
Haiku Fruit and Packing Co, arrived
this morning to assume a similar po
sition with tho Kauai Fruit & Land t
Co. Ylco Fred Wolff resigned.
Mrs. F. W: Burns gave a ' bridge
party for Mrs. Corstorphlne at Kealia
recently. There were a dozen ladles ,
present and it was an exceptionally
pleasant affair. '
Miss Healanl Antone, of Honolulu.
is on Kauai visiting Mrs. Johanna '
Tho Heleloas made a find of mlstle- ;
toe on the Olekelo trail the' other day,
and they. Btockod up in advance for