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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 17. NO. 15.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. APRIL 19. 1921
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Beginning on Tuesday evening May
3, the University o Hawaii will pre
sent a series of lectures and talks on
agricultural and other subjects at
various towns on Kauai. Several of
the University professors will be
present to deliver these lectures, in
cluding Professors L. A. Henke, J. K.
Flanders and David Crawford. Also,
Mr. P. .0. Krauss, of tho U .3. Exper
iment Station will accompany the
University men to give some lectures.
Tho H. S. P. A. Experiment Station,
also, Is actively cooperating and will
have Mr. John Mldklff and perhaps
other members of its staff along with
tho University men.
Lectures will be given at Lihue, Ka
paa, Kalaheo, Makawell and Waimea
and perhaps at some other points,
Details will be announced fully
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The regular April meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce will be held
In Lihue Thursday evening. In con
sideration of the fact that most busy
men find it difficult to get away for
an afternoon session this change is
being made, experimentally. It Is to
be hoped that there will be a good at
tendance as there are several import
ant matters to come up.
Miss Purdy of the Lihue Library
furnishes us with an extended list of
new books recently received, more
especially a fine lot of new Juveniles.
A glance through it gives assurance
of a great treat for the children.
There is also, a list of late fiction
loaned by the Library of Hawaii,
which will Interest tho adults.
The story hour for Thursday after
noon will be continued at the usual
It is reported that County Attorney
S. K. Kaeo is making a personal in
vestigation into the cause of the auto
mobile accident that caused the death
of Joseph Freitas. The matter will
probably go before the grand jury.
MODEL MILK DELIVERY
The Lihue Ranch Dairy holds its
own with all the newer comers, and
practically leads in the race. The
latest up-to-date improvement is an
artistic little chalet delivery station
for the milk. It is fitted up some
what as a post-office is, with delivery
boxes accessible from the outside.
The regular patron comes at any
hour, opens his box, and there is his
bottle of milk. This precludes Get
ting the wrong bottle, or getting none
HIGH SCHOOL PLAY
POSTPONED TO MAY 7
On account of other arrangements
that have been made for Saturday
evening April 30th, the High School
play, "Mr. Bob" has been postponed
until the following Saturday May 7,
at Lihue, and May 14 at Waimea.
Tickets for the same are now on sale
at Lihue Store. Hofgaard's Store,
Waimea, or may be gotten from High
There will be a celebration of tbe
Anglican communion at the residence
of J. li. Han, Linue, at v:3u i-. m.
Thursday April 21st. Celebrant, the
Episcopal priest from Waimea, Bev.
M. E. Carver.
Joseph Freitas Callistro, victim of
tho automobile wreck in Lihue a
week ago Sunday night, died at Li
hue Hospital last Wednesday after
noon from the effects of his injuries.
In the untimely end of Joe Callistro
the Portugese colony of Kauai loses
one of its finest and most promising
young men. Ho was universally
loved by all who knew him, for his
mild and unassuming manner and
the many sterling qualities ho poss
essed. He was born and raised at Han a
maulu, and was employed at the
plantation office for a number of
years until he was called into the
army, and went to Schofleld Barracks
where he served as a musician In the
regimental band until discharged af
ter the armistice. After returning
from service he was employed at Li
hue Store, first in the hardware de
partment, and later In the accounting
department, and was held in high es
teem by his employer and fellow
The funeral services were held at
the Catholic cemetary, where the bur
ial took place last Thursday after
noon. The procession which follow
ed the remains from the home at Ha
namaulu was one of the longest ever
seen on Kauai, fully 175 automobiles
were in line. Marching beside the
coffin were the pall bearers, compos
ed of his personal friends and a mil
itary escort. Following came the
Lihue band and a guard of honor
from Kauai Post, American Legion,
in both of which organizations he had
been a valued member.
The services were conducted by
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STEAMER SERVICE TO
KAUAI MUCH IMPROVED
L'eavlng Honolulu at 8 o'clock to
night the Inter-Island steamer Claud
ine will begin her regular run to
Kauai ports. This will givo Kauai
a service of thrco steamers a week.
The Claudlne will leave Honolulu
at 8 o'clock In the evening, arriving
at Nawlllwlll about daylight, which
will be much to tho liking of the res:
ldents of Kauai. From there she
will go to Port Allen and Waimea.
Returning, she will sail from Waimea
at 2 p. m. every Friday, and from
Nawlllwlll at 5 p. m., reaching Hono
lulu early Saturday morning.
Passengers will be carried only to
N'awtliwlll and Port Allen, and on the
return trip only from Waimea and
Nawlllwlll. Freight will be received
In Honolulu for Port Allen and Wai
mea, on two days, Monday an Tues
day, and every second and fourth
Tuesday freight will also bo received
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
MCBRYDE BASEBALL CLUB
At a meeting held on the 13th inst.
of the McBryde Baseball Club, Mr.
Frank Alexander and Mr. Harry Eby
were elected President and vice
president respectively. Mr. A. B.
Brauo, one of the most enthusiastic
sports rooters, was elected Secretary.
Mr. TUIy.one cf the best twirlers In
the Hawaiian Islands and known as
the "Talking Tilly", was elected Man
ager and Treasurer. Mr. Ed K.
Watase, the crackerjack little center
fielder and known In baseball circles
as "Sally", will pilot the McBryde
team as its Captain.
ECLIPSE OF MOON
There will be an eclipse of the
moon between tbe hours of 8 and 9
o'clock Thursday evening April 21
POLICE GATHER IN
MAKERS OF OKE
Sheriff Rico and some of his offi
cers made a raid at Hulela last weok
and caught one Otanl. with seven gal
lons of okc, and one Ah Tarn with
two gallons. Thero were also five
five barrels of mash. The stills
wore not discovered. V
When the officers mado tho raid on
Otanl. Ah Kam grabbed his two gal
lons and rushed out to bury it. Ha
was to intent on putting it away that
ho did not observe tho sheriff who
was calmly watching him from a dis
tance of a few feet.
They ero allowed to plead guilty
before Judgs Hjorth in tho Llhuo
district court. Otanl drew a flno of
9150 and Ah Tarn got off for $50.
Deputy sheriff Hano and his men
rounded up a Japanese and hla still
at Kapahl a few days ago In which
they got five gallons of liquor and
250 gallons of mash. The Jap got a
fine of $150 in the Kawalhau district
Sheriff Rice made a report of these
raids to United States District Attor
ney Huber and received a reply
warmly commending him for his
good work, and assuring the sheriff
that he would have the cooperation
of the District Attorney's department.
HARBOR PROJECT TO HAVE
ALL MACHINERY NEEDED
What seemed likely to be a cause
for lengthy delay In tbe work on tho
Nawlllwlll project has been disposed
of by authorization received last
Wednesday from the chief of engin
eers, Washington, D. C, for the pur
chase ' of all machinery and equip
ment necessary for the construction
of the breakwater.
The machinery will include two
locomotive cranes, which will have
to bo ordeded from the states, one
16 ton standard gauge- locomotive,
several flat and dump cars and
various other minor articles of
CANE LOADING DEVICE
IDEA OF JAPANESE
A machine has been invented
which may solve to some extent the
labor question on the sugar planta
tions by Takeo Miyashiro, a Japanese
who is employed as draughtsman at
Waipahu for the Oahu Sugar Com
pany at their Waiaholo water works.
The machine is designed to load
sugar cane on cars, this being one of
the most difficult jobs on the planta
tion at present. Patent letters have
been asked from the department of
the interior and are pending.
The saving of labor employed in
the loading will release many men
for other plantation work, and plant
ation owners are looking forward
with considerable. Interest to a dem
onstration of the machine.
The inventor has also perfected a
nut and bolt which will not loosen un
der strenuous pressure and this is
being used successfully. It Is re
ported that he has had an offer from
an agent on the mainland for the
rights to the new machine.
LIHUE BASEBALL CLUB
HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING
At a meeting of the Lihue baseball
club held at the park Sunday after
noon, the following officers were el
ected to represent the team for the
ensuing year: W. H. Rice Jr., pres.,
C. A. Baggott, secretary, R. D. Moler,
manager, F. Jennings, treasurer,
The matter of the selection of a
corth and team manager was left to
It was unanimously voted by the
club that a vote of appreciation be ex
tended to John Fernandez for his
good work and whole-hearted support
of the team in times past.
The team is to start intensive train
Mr. James A. Cavanagh who has
been on the Island these past few
weeks left for Honolulu today. He
Is so fascinated with tbe Island of
Kauai that he contemplates returning
here In a few weeks time.
The new railway bridge across the
mouth of tho Wailua River has been
stripped of its false work top-dressing
and forms, so that It now stands out
very attractively. It is a very artis
tic bridge with a restful-quiet dignity
to it. Though of such different
architecture tho two bridges sldo by
side harmonize very well, and sug
gest a handsome bridal couple, mod
els of grace and dignity respectively.
Tho new railway bridge across tho
Hanamaulu stream near the sea Is
now completed, save tho removal of
the false work beneath. It Is of a
very attractive design, large arches
underneath supporting the viaduct
above by moans of small narrow arch
es. The graceful beauty of tbe
structure puts to shame the great big
ungainly trestle bridge that domin
ates and straddles it.
Thero will be quite a job of demo
lition in dismantling this old bridge
bit by bit, and disentangling its tres
tle logs from the arches of the new
WILL ORGANIZE GOLF CLUB
A meeting will be held at Mr. Bag
gott's house, Lihue, Wednesday even
ing, April 20th at 7:30 P. M. to orga
nize a golf , club on Kauai.
Quite a few of the local men have
been playing the royal and ancient
game at the proposed tourse at Wai
lua. Interest has been growing to
such an extent that it has been
thought best to form some sort of an
organization, bo that a real course
can 'be built and maintained. All
those who have played the game, or
would like to play, or are In any way
interested are invited to attend.
THE CHURCH SOCIAL
Papalinahoa is an ideal place tor
a church social and the affair there
on .Monday evening was quite in
keeping. A buffet supper on the
Ianai led tho way and put everyone at
Immediately following this Mrs. W.
Henry Rice made a neat little speech
of grateful appreciation to Mr. De
Lacey for his long years of faithful
service as organist of the church, and
presented him, on behalf of tho
church and community, with a beauti
ful Hamilton wrist watch. Mr. 'De
Lacey responded very fittingly and
very feelingly also.
Later In tho evening there were
games on tho lawn and a wonderful
bonfire on the beach.
Almost everyone was there, those
who weren't missed it, and everyone
enjoyed it thoroughly.
BILL PA8SE8 LEGISLATURE
The Homestead Suspension Bill
was passed last week by Legislature.
The purpose of this Bill is to mem-
orialize Congress to authorize the
Governor and Land Commissioner of
Hawaii to suspend tbe Homestead
law in the case of certain high-class
sugar lands under cultivation, and to
lease the same for such cultivation,
this suspension to run until tbe 1923
plant has been harvested.
Moonshiners, bootleggers and ooze
( dealers, alien or otherwise, are of no
value to a country, and might well
I bo deported. This is the recom-1
I mendation of Inspector Halsey of the
Immigration Department. 1
It appears that 75 per cent of the'
bootlegging business In the Territory
is in the hands of aliens, mainly Jap-'
nnese. Under tho present system 1
the moonshiner and bootlegger, when J
tuimciea, pays ms line ana nurnes .
I back like a pig to his wallow, and no '
' good is accomplished. But if he ;
l was deported he would leave behind
blm a clean, bare spot tcr a while !
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Rice loft for
Honolulu Saturday to be gono a week.
Jas. L. Frlel, of tho Inter-Island Co.
arrived by tho Kinau this morning on
ono of his periodical visits.
C. M. L. Watson, statistician of
American Factors, Ltd. camo over on
tho Klnau Friday morning.
MIbs White, who has just come to
the Islands from the Coast, Is visit
ing her sister, Mrs, C. J. Dow.
H. H. Jones, Kauai representative
of the Standard Oil Company, return
edFriday from a brief visit to Hono
lulu. r. Glesecke, piano tuner, left for
Town Saturday .after having made a
tour of tho Island attending to busi
ness. W. F. Horner, of the Bank of Ha
waii, Kapaa branch, returned"from a
short visit to Honolulu by the Kinau
Frank Broadbent, student at the
University of Hawaii, arrived by the
Kinau this morning on a short visit
to his home in Lihue.
Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair Robinson,
Miss Robinson and Miss E. Robinson
of Makawell, returned from Honolulu
by tho Kinau Friday morning.
Rev. J. P. Erdman, Rev. N. S.
Schenck and Miss Hill of the Hawaii
an Board are here for the Island
Association of the' churches.
Miss McConnell of Chicago, sister
of Mrs. H. Case of Lihue, has been
secured to continue the 4th grado
classHhat Miss Ketchum had.
Prof. D. L. Crawford, of tho Univer
sity of Hawaii, made a flying trip to
Kauai last week, arriving Friday
morning and departing for Honolulu
the following day.
Attorney Noa W. Atulu is over from
Town for the Makawell murder trial in
connection with which he has been
appointed by the Court counsel for
Dr. Hobby, father of Mr. Wm.
Hobby of Lihue, departed on tho Ki
nau Saturday en route to his home on
the mainland. The Dr. has been on
Kauai several months.
Deputy Sheriff W. O. Crowell, of
Waimea, returned from Honolulu this
morning where he has been attending
a course of Instruction in tho Bert
illon system of identification.
Judge Lyle A. Dickey, candidate for
County Attorney, returned from
Town this morning where ho has
been attending the annual gathering
of the Hawaiian Mission Childrens'
C. M. V. Forster is at his post again
in the accounting department of Li
hue Store. His two weeks rest in
Honolulu has entirely dissipated the
effects of the severe cold from which
he was suffering.
Mr. Chas. Llenau, recently connect
ed with tho Kapaa Drug Store, left
Saturday for a, several months vaca
tion trip to the States. He will bo
another Kauai passenger on the next
Maui sailing from Honolulu.
Mrs. Hastle, accompanied by her
daughter, Janet Hastle, left on tho Ki
nau Saturday on their way to tho
Coast. They go direct to Vancouver
where they will spend several months.
From there they go down the Coast
to San Francisco for a short visit be
fore returning to their home in El
eele. Their many friends wish them
a fine time.
Miss Ruth Ketchum, one of the
most popular teachers of tbe Lihue
Grammar School, left on tho Klnau
Saturday en route to her home In New
York. She hopes to sail from Hono
lulu -on the Maul. Miss Ketchum
has made many friends during her
year here, as the large bevy of
young folks and others, Including tho
school children that collected on the
wharf at Nawlllwlll to sec. her off,
Harold F. Morgan, of the Bank of
Hawaii, Honolulu, arrived this morn
ing to renew old acquaintances on
Kauai. Mr. Morgan wa3 for several
years connected with the Lihue Bank
and was also County Treasurer,
but left Kauai about six years ago.
He sees a great many changes In Li
hue. He will be here a week, visit
ing the Canyon and other places of
Mr. Norman Hinds, assistant pro
fessor of Geology at Harvard, arrived
by the Kinau last Friday and will
spend several months making a geo
logical survey of the Island.
As the oldest and most thoroughly
finished island of the group it fur
nishes tho best Held for tho study of
tho volcanic history of theso nnd
other similar islands of tho Pacific.
No such study of Kauai, or indeed
any of the Islands, has been mado.
Using tho topographic map of the
island as basis It will bo Mr. Hind's
purpose to construct a geological map
showing the centers and lines of vol
canic activity; tho nature and locat
ion; the rocks, soils, etc.; substances
and elevat'ions of land areas; erosion
and erosion results; coral formations,
etc. Several very interesting prob
lems will como up in connection with
the study, and Mr. Hind's work will
doubtless contribute largely to their
Mr. Hinds 1b connected with tho
research department of Harvard, and
comes highly recommended by his
senior professor, A. R. Daly, who
'Visited the Islands some years ago
and spent a summer at tho volcano.
THE HIGH SCHOOL PLAY
The High School pjay, "Mr. Bob",
gives promise of being a very credit
able and successful performance.
The play itself Is an excellent one,
full of interest and vivacity from
start to finish. The presentation of
it is going to surprise a great many
peoplo who may bo looking forward
to a very indifferent staging of it.
Tho young peoplo, under tho Intelli
gent leadership of Miss Underhill,
have put a lot of faithful hard work
Into it and they will do themselves
A NEW HOME
The new Englohart houso, on the
crest of the Kapaia Hill whore the
Korean School used to be, is showing
up large, and promises to be a real
addition to tho landscape there.
The slto must be almost unequaled
in Lihue with tho fine mountain Pan
orama mauka and sea and valley
RED ROCK RUBBER
The Rubber Companies aro putting
in some hard sledding these days.
Tho price of rubber is 18 cents a
pound, and It costs from 35 to 45
cents to ralso It.
A great deal of the Malay rubber
stock is held on these Islands which
contributes to our depression. Thero
aro worse things than sugar and
A FEAT IN ARCHITECTURE
An ingenious feat In architecture
has recently been accomplished at
Lawai. The foreman's residence
Fruit and Land Co. that formerly
rested humbly on the ground under
the trees in single story modesty now
soars aloft as a second story.
The building was jacked up bodily,
Intact and without disturbance, tem
porary supports in the way of under
pinning blocking were put in, and
tben the walls built around them. It
will make a commodious and artistic
bouse when it is finished.
WAITING FOR THE TAXES
Thi3 Is the tlmo of tho year when
the County Treasury Balances run
low, and even shade off Into over
drafts. And this is the time when
tho Supervisors mandate goes out to
cut everything down to tho lowest
ebb and spend money only for tho
most urgent and necessary work.
Accordingly this policy of retrench
ment Is now In force; and things will
go slow for a while. Fortunately
with the fifteenth of May the.flrH
and largest Installment of th taxes
comes In, and shortly thereafter
things will recover.