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ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL 17. NO. 12. LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. MARCH 29. 1921 SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
LITTLE JAP GIRL
Tho wanton murder of llttlo 13
yoar old Tamlko Tanaka by Sankichi
Ishloka at Makaweli last Tliursday
morning is ono ot tho most horriblo
crimes yot to bo written in tho hist
ory ot this Island. Merely to satisfy
a grudge against tho child's father, so
it is stated the murderer admitted
this boast In tho guiso of a human
being, goes out along sldo tho road
ho knows tho child will travel to
school, and sits down and awaits tho
approach of his victim, whom he at
tacks with such vlciousness that he
breaks the knife off in her tender
young body. Then ho coolly remarks
to Captain of Polico Oneha: "Me
'liana make this girl, me mako no pill
Sheriff Rice was notified very soon
after tho crime was committed, which
was between 7:30 and 8:00 o'clock in
tho morning, and loft Immediately for
tho scone, with a coroner's jury.
Tho sheriff proceed to Waimea,
where, in his capacity of coroner, he
' held .an inquest, at which the follow'
lng facts were brought forth:
Isutayo Tanaka Sworn:
"I live at Camp 4, Makaweli, Kauai,
I know Tamiko Tanaka. She is my
sister. I was on my way to school to
gother with my sister and some other
school children and on nearlng the
Makaweli Hospital we met a man
His name is Senkichl Ichioka. He
had a big knife in his hand about
seven inches long and as wo came
past him he said to my sister, "Look
out" and at tho same time he knocked
my sister down and stabbed her.
ran home to tell my mother that my
sister was stabbed. I know this man
Senklchi' Iicioka. He used to board at
my house. My ago is 10 years, and
my sister is 13.
J. Guanzon (interpreter) Sworn:
"I live at Camp 4, Makaweli, Kauai.
I was on my way from Camp 4 going
to the Makaweli Hospital, and befoie
I reached tho hospital I saw Senkichl
Ichioka standing over tho body of
Tamiko Tanaka and it was about 7:30
or 8:00 A. M. this morning, the 24th
day of March, 1921. When I saw this
happen I ran back to Camp 4 and
called Harry Oneha, police officer
When I came back to tho scene of the
trouble with Harry Oneha, I saw Seiv
kichi Ichioka walking fast toward the
'hospital away from the body of Tarn
iko Tanaka. I did not see tho knife."
Ignaclo Incoy Sworn:
"I llvo at Camp 4, Makaweli, Kauai
I was on my way from Camp 4 going
to the Makaweli Hospital, and the
first thing I saw was a Japanoso cover
ed with blood. I did not pay any at
tention to him but when I came closer
I saw tho body of the girl lying on the
ground, so I ran to the hospital for
help. Tho Japanese man that was cov
ered with blood, was standing over
the body of tho girl, while I was run
ning for help. The Japanese man now
in Jail is the same man I saw covered
with blood. The llttlo girl I saw in
the hospital, now dead, is tho same
girl I saw lying on tho road, I know
this man very well."
Sanachi Okada Sworn:
"I live at Pakala, Kauai. I was on
my way going towards Hanapepo with
S. Arao, this morning, tho 24th day
of March, 1921. As wo passed tho
Hospital on tho curve, I saw a man
standing over a girl with a knife in
his hand and ho was stabbing tho
girl. Tho knife in his hands was a
pocket knlfo and further I saw a
larger knife laying on tho ground by
thho side bf the girl. I at once went
to call for Harry Oneha, and S. Arao.
went to call for help at tho Makaweli
Hospital, When I mot Harry Oneha
I told him that there was a man kill
ing a girl. I know this man and ho
lives at Makaweli."
Harry Oneha (Captain of Police)
"I am Captain of Police for Waimea
District, County of Kauai, Territory
of Hawaii, and I live at Camp 4, Ma
kaweli, Kauai. I was on my way go
ing towards Makaweli Hospital from
Camp 4, at about 7:30 or 8:00 A.M.
this morning, the 24th day of March,
1921, when I saw a Filipino waving
his hand and calling mo to hurry, so
I galloped my horso and when I reach
ed him, ho said, "Another man hana
mako ono girl." When I camo around
tho turn of tho road looking towards
the hospital I saw an automobile and1
jL Kapaa Notes
Through a misunderstanding, wo
reported last week that Alfred Rod
rlgues had sold his local residence to
Dr. Yanaglhara. Tho houso and lot
has not been sold and Is only being
rented to tho doctor upon a tenant-at-will
.- In celebration of tho birth ot his
first grandson after six granddaugh
ters had already arrived, John llano,
deputy sheriff of Kawaihau, gavo a
luau nt his homo last Wednesday to
which quite a number of guests wcro
In addition to the regular movies
last Saturday evening at tho local
theatre, a sldo show In tho form of
'an exhibition boxing match was
staged with Johnny Rols and Aquino
as the scrappers. Three fast rounds
were pulled off with Johnny Itels
seeming to have a little tho bettor of
the argument, but Referco Johnson
called the fight a draw.
Our crop of would-be supervisors
Is growing larger as election time
draws nearer. Among those whoso
hats aro already In the ring, or about
to be tossed In according to tho lat
est reports, aro the following: Joseph
Rodrigues, Fred Mendes, Joseph
Scharsch, S. Kellinol, M. S. Henriques
Joseph Bettencourt, S. E. Lucas, von
Ekekela, Iwaliko, and M. R. Agular
Jr. No lady candidates have been
announced but one never can tell
what may happen between now and
Election day in May.
A garage and repair shop is being
completed at Walpoull by Iwamoto,
Wallua rice planter.
Mr. and Mrs. Lane C. Gilliam, who
for tho past ten months hare been
visiting Miss and Mrs. Booge, left on
Saturday for Honolulu on their way
to their home at Goodsprlngs, Novada.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilliam looked after the
Interests of Miss Booge's homestead,
when she and her mother took a trip
to the mainland, from whence they
returned a couple ot weeks ago.
President Jas. S. Spalding, of tho
Kauai' Athletic Association, has called
a meeting for 7:30 next Saturday
evening at the County Building, to
prepare for the 1921 basoball season.
A number of important Items for
tho welfare of the game on Kauai
will come up for discussion and settle
ment. All those who have tho wel
fare and interest of tho game at heart
are requested to be present especial
ly tho managers of plantations.
Mr. C. S. Weight and Mr. R. Shawl
wcro returning passengers to Hono
lulu on tho Kinau Saturday.
J 5 J J J $ J t f I
a little girl lying by tho road with her
face turned up, and further ahead I
saw a man walking fast, and the Fili
pino that was with me said, "That's
tho man," and beforo I got hold of
this man I saw him throw away a
knife. I got hold of him, also the
knife. Ho said to mo "Mo hana make
this girl, me mako no plllkla," I
know this man very well."
William T. Dunn, M. D., Sworn:
"I am a duly licensed physician and
surgeon, and am also the government
physician of tho District of Waimea,
County of Kauai. I hereby certify
that I examined the body of Tamiko
Tanaka and found sho camo to her
death from a stab wound of tho chest
at level of Cth rib, mid-line. Tho knife
penetrating the thorax and severing
tho aorta. Death resulted from hem
orrhage. There were several stab
wounds on her face and neck."
After hearing the evidenco of tho
witnesses tho coroner's jury brought
in the following verdict:
"That wo find the deceased was
named Tamiko Tanaka; was a nativo
of Japan born in Hawaii, and aged
about 13 years; that sho came to her
death on the 24th day of March, 1921,
from a knife wound in her chest hav
ing been inflicted by the hand of San
kichl Ishioka, County of Kauai, T. II."
Tho members of tho coroner's jury
wero: Frank Fernandez, Axel mack
stad, Moku Kahoonoi, M. K. Lino, J.
mamura and Knzuo Tamarabuchi.
Ishioka Is being held in tho Waimea
jail peuding his committment to tho
grand jury. His hearing comes up
today beforo Judge C. B. Hofgaard.
TO BE ELECTED AT LARGE
in ordor to feel tho public pulse,
nnd ascertain the wishes of the Kauai
voters in regard to tho proposed sup
orvlsors at largo plan a public meet
ing was held at tho County Building
Saturday afternoon. There was a
largo and representative audience
from nil parts of tho Island, the Cir
cuit Court Room being filled to over
flowing with many pcoplo standing in
tho lobby. Tho discussions wore
substantially as follows.
The Substance of the Dill
Sen. C. A. Mice acted as chairman
nnd stated briefly the object of the
meeting. A Supervisor nt Large bill
for Knunl had boon Introduced In tho
Houso, nnd had been pnssed. This
BUI provldos that there bo flvo super
visors for Kauai to bo elected at largo,
the chairman and executlvo officer
to receive 7300 a month nnd the
other members of tho Board $75. This
Bill was now before tho Senate Com
mittee and before taking nctlon on It
they wore anxious to learn tho wishes
of the Kauai people.
A Mistake to Change
F. A. Alexander, manager of Mc
Bryde Plantation declared that our
present system of electing Supervis
ors was an excellent one, It had been
In operation for many years, and had
tho best of results. Ho!
thought It would bo a great mlstako
to change horses in tho middle of tho
stream. They had this Supervisor
at Large plan on Maul, ho know Maul
well and tho plan did not work as
well as ours. He was not at all In
favor of the Bill,
Joe ' Bcnto, Kataheo Homesteader,
assured the meeting that the Kalaheo
homesteaders were well satisfied with
the present Supervisors and present
systems, and do not want to sco any
change. Ho had lived at Kalaheo
ten years, and had no complaint to
Too Lengthy to Read
Wm. Hardy, of Waimea, asked for
a reading of tho proposed Bill, so that
tho meeting might act more intelli
gently in regard to it.
Senator Rice replied that this
would take too much time, ho had
already given the main points, am
nothing would bo gained by tho
lengthy reading of the Bill. Mr.
Hardy then suggested that they hear
the arguments for tho Bill, and then
later the objections to tho same.
The Reasons Why
Representative Hoopale, the spon
sor for the Bill in the House, was then
called for. He quoted Bento as ask
ing Legislature for ?7,S00 for Lawai
Roads and $30,000 for Piwal Roads.
If he was so happy and contented why
did he do' that? If tho present Super
visors aro so satisfactory and on tho
job, why does he do that?
"Now you want to know why I
stand for this measure, well I will
tell you, and then you will know. I
am a Homesteader myself at Kalaheo
i:nd I can tell you I havo had a hard
i'it.o of it. I'hivc lived on that
homestead lince 1914. For five lwt
during tiic flu epidemic the ron'.s
were impassible, and whllo we wera j
sick unto (if nth th-j Doctor could nit
get up there to see us, tho roads vro
so 'iad. Why, in those times Uioio
were 20 autos stuck In front of my
place, and Dr. Waterhouse, he was
one of them. Most of tho timo my
wife can't get any water out of tho
pipes. My mother was sick thoro,
and wo could get not one drop of
water out of thoso pipes. And many
a time, I myself have to drink dirty
water. Why camouflage this busi
ness, ladies and gentlemon? You
know yourselves that tho Kauai Sup
ervisors aro GO years behind tho
times. I suppose you aro afraid that
LIhue and Kawaihau would got all
tho Supervisors if wo elect at Largo.
Woll, suppose they do? If tho people
elect them, then it is allright, no mat
ter where they como from, it is gov
ernment by tho people, that Is what
wo want, and If Llhuo or Kawaihau
gets it, never mind, that is O. K. It
is a silly argument that they should
not do that. You must trust tho
pcoplo. You placed confidence in
mo when you elected me." (Volets
from tho audience, "That was a mls
tako!") "I challange any ono to
show any wrong in my record as rep
resentative." (Voice 'Tola paha")
Why are the People Afraid
"Why are you all so afraid that the
present Board won't bo re-elected un
der the new plan? If they have
dono goodwork, of course they will be
elected. Why is Menefoglio afraid?
Why aro you all afraid that Mene
foglio will bo put out?" (Werner "We
aro not afraid!" Laughter)
Things In a Bad Way
"All over tho County things are in
a bad way, roads and bridges and
waterworks, everything is behind, nnd
nothing is right, like it ought to be
And whose fault is it? Tho Super
visors, the present Supervisors."
How About Hawaii and Maul7
Ssott Pratt, of Kllauea: "Aren't
Hawaii and Maui also In a bad way,
and asking for money for roads and
bridges and waterworks, and yet they
have Supervisors at Largo?" (Laugh
ter) Rep. Hoopale: "Yes, sure they do.
Why? They aro fa In advance of
us here on Kauai." (Cries of No!
Nothing Against the Supervisors
Joe Bcnto to Hoopale: "You say
that I am complaining about roads and
waterworks, and you want to know
why I come to the Legislature with
demands. Well this is why. T ask-
0(1 11,0 Supervisors for money for our
region, and they didn't have any, so I
went to Honolulu to got money from
tho Territory. , That is nothing
against tho Supervisors."
How the Legislators arc Elected
H. D. Wlshard to Hoopalo: "How
are tho Territorial Legislators elect
Rep. Hoopale: "At Largo."
Mr. Wlshard: "That Is news to me!
I thought they wero elected by dist
As Clear as Dirty Water
Rep. Hoopale: "Now I think I have
made my points cleur," (Laughter)
"I think that It is very evident I
think wo ought to change tho present
form of election or elso give these
present supervisors life certificates!"
Wants It Killed Dead
Wm. Werner: "I havo listened very
carefully to Iloopalo's speech and ns
I make it out these nro his complaints.
No roads, no water for himself, no
water for his wlfo, and no water for
his sick mother-in-law. That Is his
exportorico and ho Is dissatisfied. I
nin sorry. But I have had a very
different experience. I havo seen
and known these Supervisors for
many years, and I know very woll
the present form of County Govern
ment, and it is number one. I am
very proud of it. Just look back over It
and you wlH agroo with mo that wo
havo evory reason to bo .proud of
tho history; of our County Government
and of tho Board of Supervisors and
of Kauai. I recommend that tho
Bill be killed till it is mako loa.
Kill It so Dead That It i
Can't Come Back
Mr. Broadbcnt: "I haven't heard
any good reason yot for any change
in our Couutp Government, especially
In tho election ot tho Supervisors.
Tho present system has. boon entirely
satisfactory. Tho present Board is
efficient, and intelligent, and honest
and impartial. Ilanalol for instance
gets just ns much attention nnd just
as fair a deal as Liliuo or Kawaihau.
Farthormoro, wlthsuch a Board tho
County gets a dollars worth of value
for every dollar spent. I stand with
Werner for the death of tho Bill. Kill
it so dead that It can't como back!"
Things apt to be Worse; not Better
Dr. Glalsyer: "I havo lived for sev
en years in the same neighborhood
with Joo Bento on the samo water,
and with tho samo road conditions, , I
agroo with him that things are not
always Ideal thero, but that Is no;
reason for changing tho present form
of government. A ,dIfforont form
og government, and a different Board
of Supervisors would probably give us
a worso condition ot things. All
things human aro more or less Im
perfect, oven tho best Supervisors and
tho best form of govornment.
Not Really Representative
Philip Rice, deprecated tho personal'
tono which the discussion had assum-
ed. It was not a matter ot men, j
(Continued on page 7.)
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Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair Robinson gavo
a most delightful moonlight picnic at
Barking Sands tho evening of March
23d. Tho guests wero Mr. and Mrs.
Brandt, fr .and Mrs. Danford, Mr.
and Mrs. Sessions, Mr. and Mrs.
Braue, Mr. and Mrs. Uallister, Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander, Dr. and Mrs. Aaser,
Mr. and Mrs. F. Aasor, Dr. and Mrs.
Tuttle, Mr. Ewart, Miss Smith and
Miss Alice Danford.
Robert Ewart and Lawrence Tuttle
arrived from Honolulu Friday mom
ing to spend tho Easter holidays at
Good Friday Episcopal services
wore held Friday morning, conducted
by tho Rev. Carver.
Mr. C. E. Smith (Honey-bee Smith)
of Honolulu is quite ill with the "flu"
at tho Waimea Hotel.
Rev. and Mrs. Carver havo returned
from their regular monthly trip
around tho Island. Services were
held at Kapaa and Kllauea. While
they were away thoy wero tho guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Barclay of Kealla and
Mr. and Mrs. Larsen of Kilauea.
NEW CASHIER FOR
BANK OF KAUAI
H, A. Truslow of the People's Bank
of Hilo and ono of the orcanlzers ot
tho Bank of Kauai brought word last
Tuesday of several changes in tho
officers of tho local institution. He
announced the promotion of Karle B.
Morgan from Cashier to Vico Pres
ident. Walter V. Leo, until recently
Cashier of the Kona Branch ot tho
People's Bank has been appointed
Cashier at Kapaa to take Mr. Mor
gan's place, who on his return from
tho coast will be associated with the
new Commercial Trust Company that
expects to open for business In Hono
lulu about July first.
Mr. Morgan will be a director of tho
now concern, but his work will be
principally on this island in connect
ion with tho stock and bond and in
surance department of the new trust
company. Ho still retains his inter
est in tho local hank and will havo
his office at Kapaa when tho new con
cern starts operation.
CASTER SERVICES AT
LIHUE UNION CHURCH
services held at tho
Church Sunday were
and evening. It is
given before a
estimated that fully two hundred poo
pie attended tho morning services,
with an equal number at the evening
At tho morning service Rev. R.
W. Bayless gave a real Easter mes
sago his subject being, "The Easter
Message, Immortality." This was a
communion service with over one hun
dred people participating. The mem
bership roll of tho church includes
about sixty people. The large mini-
or taking communion shows the
Croat Interest outside people are tak
ing In tho church.
At tho morning services fourteen
new members wero admitted to mem
bership in tho church. An especially
significant fact In our missionary
program was that 14 Filipinos wero
baptized at this service.
Sunday evening Dr. Keisoy gave a
brief but very effective sermon on
"Tho Argument of Easlur Day." Dr.
Kelsoy's sermon was followed by a
slmplo and. beautiful Easter cantata,
"Tho King Triumphant." Tho can
tata was not a heavy ono but it was
fully as beautiful as the Christmas
cantata given at tho Tip Top.
Tho noxt meeting of tho Mokihana
Club will bo hold at the Llhuo Social
Hall on Friday, April 1st, at 2:30 p.m.
Tho hostesses will bo Mrs. W. H.
Rico, Mrs. Caso, Mrs. Henry, Mrs.
Olson and Mrs. Hay. Tho ovont of
tho day will bo a concert by tho
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Monsaratt of picture of himself and sons was takon.
Koloa loft for Honolulu Saturday to This is tho first time in ten years
bo with Mr. Monsaratt's mother, who that thoy havo all been hero at ono
Is to undergo an operation at tho timo. Tho sons aro as follows: Wm
cjuoon'a Hospital shortly. In. Rico ot Llhuo, Sen. C. A. Rico ot
Rev. H. Klinefelter, of tho Method- LIhue, Son. Harold Rico of Maui, Ar
ist Mission, was a passenger by tho thur Rico ot Honolulu and Philip
Kinau this morning. I nice ot Llhuo.
Or Saturday evening, March 2Cth,
tho wedding of Miss Mary Edith
BimIIo to Mr. Robert Raymond Spen
cer took place at tho homo of tho
lul.ie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. II. H.
Urodic, In Hanapepo.
Tho doublo ring ceremony was per
formed by tho Rev. M. E. Carver, us
ing the Episcopal service. Mrs. Ger
trudo Brodio nin
march, and llttlo Anno Knudsen wa.)
At the first strains of Lohengrin
Bridal chorue Rev. Carver took his
place. Tho brldo came in on the arm
of her father, who gavo her away.
Sho was a charming picture of girlish
beauty dressed in a dainty white geor
gette forck with satin trimmings. She
woro orango blossoms, and an om
broidered veil, and carried a shower
bouquet of orchids.
Tho room was beautifully decorated
In green and white, tho work of Mrs.
Leavitt and Miss Janet Hastio. In
one corner of tho room they had
arranged a cozy pergola of ferns and
white daisies and chrysanthemums.
It was hero that the brldo and croom
stood to bo married, and then to re
ceive the congratulations of their
Tho bride is the only daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Brodle, and was born in
the samo room in which she was mar
ried. The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. II. A. Snoncer nf Afthl.-inrt
After tho reception, Mr. and Mrs.
Spencer slipped away for a short
honeymoon at the Baldwin mountain
homo beforo departing for their future
homo in Honolulu, where they arc
both students at tho University of
Mrs. Dora Isenbern returned to her
Lihuo home this morning after boinc
absent for soveral months travelling
on the mainland. Sho is accompanied
by her companion Miss C. Brewer.
Mrs. H. T. Barclay, of Kealla. was
among tho Kauaitcs returning by the
Kinau this morning.
Mrs. W. N. Stewart returned this
morning from a week's visit to Hono
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Goss of Llhuo
returned from a short visit to Hono
lulu this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Wilcox and
children arrived by tho Kinau this
morning for a short visit to their
old homo In Llhue.
Jas. S. Spalding, president ot the
Makce Sugar Co,, returned from tow::
this morning where lie has been for
A Horner, Territorial Sugar export
arrived by tho Kinau this morning.
Walter F. Sanborn, with his two
young sons, arrived by the Kinau this
H. T. Barclay and Wm. Grote, of
Kealla, wero returning passengers
from Honolulu lasUFriday.
Land Agent G. W. Sahr mado a
flying trip to Town last wook, return
Mr. and Mrs. A. Enalehart ot Llhuo.
returned Friday morning from a short
visit to Honolulu.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Gray have moved
into one-of tho MeClollan cottages ai
Waimea and will be nt homo to their
friends after tho first of tho month.
Mrs. C. H. Wilcox, Master Sam and
Lois Wilcox arrived Friday morning
to spend Easter week with Mrs. R.
Wilcox of Liliuo.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rice and two
children camo down by tho Kinau
Friday to visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Hydo Rice.
A NOTABLE GATHERING
While tho flvo Rico sons wero all In
Lihuo last week, Mr. Rice Sr. took
them un In Kpniln'a wVinrn r. ,.,,