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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL 17. NO. 22. LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY. JUNE 7. 1921 SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
Tho regular meeting of tho Board
of Supervisors of the County of Kauai
was held at its office on Wednesday,
Juno 1, 1921 at 9:30 o'clock a. m.
Prqsent: H. D. Wlshard, Chairman,
T. Brandt, W. D. McBryde, J. F. Bet
tcncoUrt Jr., A, Menefogllo. '
With the unanimous consent of the
Board, the regular order of business
was suspended so that other matters
might bo taken up first In which cit
izens present were interested.
The Chairman called upon Mr. Bay
less, who' brought to tho attention of
the Board the matter of establishing
a County Free Library in compliance
with tho recent law passed by the
Legislature regarding free libraries.
After some discussion, the matter
was deferred until public opinion on
this subject should crystallize.
Mr. Baylcss also made a request to
purchase about 150 feet of discarded
piping at Kalahco.
Mr. McBryde moved, seconded by
Mr. Brandt, that the County Road
Supervisor be authorized to make ar
rangements with Mr. Bayless to dis
pose of some of those pipes for a
suitable figure. Carried.
.Mr. Sloggett appeared on behalf of
the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hos
pital Farm and requested that an 18"
concrete pipo bo constructed across
the government road near the Kapaa
His communication in connection
.with this subject was read.
Mr. McBryde moved that tho re
quest of Mr. Sloggett be granted and
that the County Road Supervjsor be
instructed to go ahead with the nec
essary work. Seconded by Mr. Mene
fogllo and carried.
The matter of Irregularities in the
Kapaa payroll of road workers and
bills for materials supplied was dis
cussed. Mr. McBryde moved that Mr. Chas.
A. TItcomb, road luna for the Kawal
hau district be suspended. Seconded
by Mr. Brandt and carried.
Mr. McBryde moved that the road
luna be Instructed to turn over all
government property under his con
trol in the Kawaihau district to the
County Road Supervisor, and that the
County Road Overseer receive and
check up the same to seo if the list
is, complete. Seconded by Mr. Brandt
Mr. McBryde moved that tho Coun
ty road Overseer be authorized to
place some one in charge of the work
In that district temporarily. Second
ed by Mr. Brandt and carried.
Tho Sheriff, being present, stated
that he had appointed Henry Aki, ex
aminer of Chauffeurs, in compliance
with the recent law passed by the
Legislature, and that he found that a
small appropriation for printing of
certain forms in connection with this
work would be necessary, and made
a request for said appropriation.
Mr. Menefogllo moved that $100.00
bo appropriated for printing expenses
In connection with this work. Sec
onded by Mr. Bottencourt and carried.
Mr. Menefogllo moved that the
Board approve the appointment of
Henry Aki as examiner of chauffeurs
for this month. Seconded by Mr.
Bottencourt and carried.
Mr. McBryde called the attention of
the Board to the fact that tho war
rents of the laborers were being dis
tributed by road lunas Instead of the
same being sent through mall.
Mr. Brandt moved that tho Auditor
bo instructed that hereafter warrants
for the pay of laborers of the County
where they cannot be handed to them
in person in his office must be mailed
to each such laborer. Seconded by
Mr. Menefogllo and carried.
The communication of Matthias P.
Hamauku, road overseer District of
Koloa, resigning his position, was
Mr. McBryde moved that the resig
nation of Matthias P. Hamauku, road
overseer, Koloa District, bo accepted
to take effect today, and that he be
Instructed to hand over to the County
Road Supervisor all property of the
County in tho district of Koloa under
his care and control, and that tho
County Road Supervisor receive and
check the same, and attend to all
matters pertaining to road work in
this district until the next meeting of
the Board. Seconded by Mr. Bet
tencourt and carried.
Mr. Sahr suggested looking Into tho
possibilities of developing enough
water at Wailua to supply any now
enterprises which may develop thore
within tho near future.
Tho County Road Supervisor was
Instructed to look into tills matter and
report at the next meeting. Further
action was deferred by unanimous
consent until report thereon is re
ceived. Dr. Watorhouso mado a request that
that portion of' tho road In Kukulolono
Park leading from the gate In, for a
dlstanco of about 700 feet bo macad
amized before tho macadamizing
gang leaves that vicinity, as a means
of helping tho public who Visit this
Mr. Brandt moved that the request
be' granted. Seconded by Mr. Bet
tencourt and carried.
The minutes of tho last, meeting
woro read, and there being no cor
rections, Mr. Menefogllo moved that
they be approved as read. Seconded
by Mr. Bottencourt and carried.
Tho Chairman brought up for con
sideration the matter of tho payrolls
and bills for Kawaihau district.
Mr. Menefogllo moved that tho var
ious payrolls of the Kawaihau dist
rict bo allowed, subject to corrections
and check by the County Road Super
visor, after the return of the same to
tho Auditor by the County Road
Supervisor. Seconded by Mr. Brandt
The following payrolls were given
to tho County Road Supervisor In
compliance with the above motion:
Homestead, Roads and
Bridges Kawaihau G28.20
Homestead, Roads and
Bridges Kawaihau 543.21
Payroll Roads and Bridges 83.55
do do 361.15
Payroll Wailua Rock Fill 334.80
Payroll Oiling 486.10
Payroll Water Works 144.55
do do 28.80
do do Akulikult G5.10
do ' do School 21.90
do do 90.00
After duo consideration, and on
motion of Mr. McBryde, seconded by
Mr. Menefogllo, and duly carried, the
Board approved the several' demands
submitted against the appropriations
The Chairman instructed tho Clerk
to notify the Kauai Telephonic Co.
to take out the telephones at Hamau
ku's and Tltcomb's houses.
The following reports were submit
ted: Treasurer's report for March 1921;
Treasurer's report for April, 1921;
Auditor's quarterly report for quar
ter ending March 31, 1921;
Auditor's report for March, 1921;
Auditor's report for April, 1921;
Treasurer-Audifor's statement of
condition of Treasury County of Kau
ai for the month of April, 1921.
Statement of the condition of the
County Treasury for the "month of
Statement of tho condition of the
County Treasury for the month of
Mr. Brandt moved that tho reports
be received, approved and placed on
file; seconded by Mr. Menefogllo and
Communication of the Governor, C.
J. McCarthy in re expiration of the
term of Mr. W. H. Rice as member of
the Hawaii Tourist Bureau was read
and ordered placed on file.
Mr. Menefogllo moved that Mr. W.
H. Rice be recommended for reap
pointment as a member from Kauai
of tho Hawaii Tourist Bureau. Sec
onded by Mr. McBryde and carried.
Communication of John B. Fernan
dez to the Chairman, and the answer
of tho Chairman thereto in re con
struction of a drainage ditch at Wal
poult were read and ordered filed.
Communication of John F. Stone,
Secretary of the Governor enclosing
certified copy of executive order No.
98 was read and ordered filod.
The Clerk was Instructed to ac
knowledge receipt of the certifier
copy of the executive order, and to
thank tho Governor for his prompt
ness in attending to this matter.
Communication of Ripley and Davis
In re revised set of drawings for the
Makawell School Building was read.
The answer of the Chairman to the
same was also read. They were or
Communication of Uly K. Naea In
re new addition to tho Koolau school
cottage was read and ordered filed.
Mr. Menefogllo moved that an ad
dition of one room to bo used for a
bed room be made to the Koolau
school cottage, and that tho County
(Continued on page 2.)
G. J. Soper, just discharged from
Submarine service, in which branch of
the U. S. Navy he has served since
America entered the World War,
arrived last Friday to visit his brother
Tom Soper of LIhue Store. Mr. So
per is a machinist and electrician end
advanced to the rank of chief petty
Gov. Wallace Rider Farrington
Wallace Ft. Farrington, general busi
ness manager of the Star-Bulletin
Publishing Company, has been ap
pointed by President Warren G. Hard
ing as the new Governor of Hawaii.
News of the appointment reached
Kauai last Friday morning and ex
pressions of satisfaction were heard
on all sides. It seems to be the
general opinion that President Hard
ing made the best possible choice
from among the candidates for the
Missions Give Their Support
The Rehabilitation and Labor Del
egates sent the following message
last Saturday, unanimously endorsing
tho new governor: i
"Washington, June 4. At a confer
ence here of tho members of both
commissions from Hawaii it was
unanimously decided to give tho Pres
ident's nominee their loyal support.
Governor Farrlngton's attitude for
harmony and progress merits tho
support of all Hawaii. The new
governor's assistance for our miss
ions here is of the greatest importance
and we urge that all at homo cooper
Wallace Rider Farrington was one
of the organizers of teh Republican
party when the islands were annexed
to the United States In 1S9S, and be
came tho Territory of Hawaii. In
1906-7 he served on the Republican
territorial central committee.
Born at Orono, Me., he entered upon
his life work as a newspaper man,
Joining the staff of tho Bangor (Me.)
Dally News in 1891, tho same year
that he was graduated from the Uni
versity of Maine. Within two years
ho was night editor of tho paper, but
left It to gain wider experience with
the publications of tho Phelps Pub
lishing Co. of Springfield, Massa
chusetts, where he was employed as
In 1893 he returned to his natlvo
state to become ono of the founders
and managing editor of the Rockland
A year later, ho was in Honolulu as
managing editor of tho Pacific Com
mercial Advertlsor and president of
tho Hawaiian Gazette Co., positions
which ho held two years.
In 1898, he became managing editor
of the Evening Bulletin and president
of the Bulletin Publishing Co., and
has been identified with the direction
and upbuilding of the paper ever
since. When tho Bulletin was merged
with the Hawaiian Star in 1912, he
became vice president and general
manager of The Star-Bulletin Publish
ing Co., and remains such today.
Mr. Farrington has been active In
all movements for tho growth and de
velopment of the territory of Hawaii
aud tho city of Honolulu. As a mem
ber, i, director and vice president of
tho chamber of commerce, ho has
consistently and vigorously supported
the tourist bureau in Its efforts to
mako the islands a travel resort. As
president of the Honolulu Ad Club,
ho tirelessly preached publicity, civ'c
development and community harmony.
His i-. sent mission to the mainland
was to pavo tho way for tho Press
Congress of the World, which will
open hero next October.
In 1913-14, as president of tho Hon
olulu Merchants' association, ho was
one of those instrumental in tho re
organization of the chamber of com
merce and the consolidation of the
chamber with tho retail merchants'
Always interested in educational
matters, he was active in the estab
ishment of tho College, now tho Uni
versity of Hawaii, anl in winning its
acceptance by the United States gov
ernment as a beneficiary under tho
endowment for colleges of agriculture
and mechanical arts. For two terms
he served as a member of tho terri
torial board of education, and from
1909 to 1911 as chairman of tho terri
torial school fund commission. In
1914 ho was named chairman of the
board of regents of tho College of
Hawaii, and served on tho board un
til his resignation last year.
During the world war he was a
member of tho war relief committee,
and of tho advisory committee of the
Honolulu Red Cross chapter. He is
a member of tho Commercial, Country
Automobile, Rotary and Ad clubs, and
a past master of Lodge lo Progres do
l'Oceanie, F. & A. M.
He is married and has three child
ren, a son, Joseph, attached to the
Washington Btaff of the Philadelphia
Public Ledger; a daughter now atten
ding the University of Wisconsin and
another who Is married to an army
MOKIHANA CLUB TO
HOLD ANNUAL PICNIC
The ladles of tho Moklhana Club
aro giving their annual picnic next
Saturday afternoon and evening on
the beach on tho LI hue side of the
Wailua river. There will he games
for tho children In tho afternoon, fol
lowed by a big "feed". Tho princi
pal Item on the bill of faro is to be
watermelon lots of watormelon. In
tho evening everybody will gather
around a big bonfire and sing songs
and toll stories.
I IT : ni iiTiii
Kauai Post Will
Celebrate July 4th
Independence day will bo fittingly
celebrated by Kauai Post No. 2 of tho
American Legion, with a day of
sports at Walopull race track. Tho
program will start at nine o'clock In
tho morning with a series of horso
races. During tho period between
races' the commltteo have planned
several different forms of mounted
The main attraction of the afternoon
will be a base, ball game botween the
All-Chinese team from Honolulu and
tho Makeo team, 1920 champions of
A new and added feature of the
celebration will be tho free transpor
tation furnished by tho Legion to
spectators from Lihue, Puhi, and
Hanamaulu over tho recently comple
ted Ahukinl Railroad. Trains will
leave the Main camps of the three
plantations and will deliver tho pas
sengers at the race track gates. When
the day of sports 13 over, special
trains will bring them homo.
The Committee Intends to mako this
the biggest day that tho Legion has
yet put over and the Legion has a
reputation for putting over big cele
brations on Kauai.
MISS KATHERINE MACINTYRE
ELECTED MOKIHANA PRESIDENT
Tho Moklhana Club hold its annual
business meeting at the social hall
last Wednesday afternoon. This
was the last meeting of the season.
There will bo no more until next
The election of officers for the com
ing season was the most Important
business that came before the meet
ing. Tho following officers were
President, Miss Katherine Maclntyro
Vice Pres., Mrs. J. M. Lydgate,
Secretary, Mrs. Wm. Hobby,
Treasurer, Mrs. R. N. Moler.
HOW THEY HAPPENED
TO COME TO KAUAI
It has been quite evident that tho
people of Kauai havo been wondering
why the Navy ball team made tho
trip to the Garden Island and perhaps
a word of explanation la necessary.
Through a salesman who had Just
roturned from Kauai Lieut. Albert
Fern learned that his brother Charlie
was the manager of tho Lihue team.
As he was manager of the U. S. Mine
Force he thought It would bo a good
Idea to bring tho two teams together
to seo which team waB the hotter. A
game was arranged by wireless and
the necessary permission was granted
by the Navy officials but with the in
junction to be sure and win. The
rest is history.
Tho only regret Is that the local
people did not have more notice so as
to give tho officers and men a real
sample of Kauai's hospitality. It Is
the intention of tho Navy men to re
turn some time in July te meet.Llhue
again and tho LIhue players are
more than anxious to redeem them
ANTHONY LIDGATE DIES
Anthony Lidgate, manager of tho
Hamakua Mill Co., Hawaii, father of
Mrs. Jas. Corstorphine of Kcalia and
brother of J. M. Lydgate of Lihue,
died at tho HIlo Hospital yesterday
morning after a long illness.
Both Mrs. Corstorphine and Mr. J.
M. Lydgate havo been on Hawaii for
somo weeks, the former to bo with
her father and tho latter to assume
the duties of his brother during his
Illness. Tho funeral was held this
HOMER LYDGATE ILL
Mrs. J. M. Lydgate received a mes
sage Sunday stating that her son.
Homer, attending Punabou, was 111
with pneumonia. Mrs. Lydgate has
gone to Honolulu to bo with him,
Word received this morning states
that his condition was improving.
NEIL MOLER GIVES
DANCE FOR GUEST
Noil Moler, who has recently re
turned from tho University of Cali
fornia, gavo a dance at the Moklhana
Club Saturday night In honor of Burl
Howell, a University friend and fra
ternity brother. Charle3 Fern, an
other "brother" who had the honor
of doing the local "rushing" of Nell
helped to represent the old "frat".
Judging from the threo representa
tives we havo seen here, Phi Sigma
Kappa, or whatever " It is, must be
pretty strong at California.
Cards p.re out announcing the en
gagement of Mr. Robert F. Middle ton
and Miss Francis E. Simpson, of
Mrs. John'Midkiff, Babe
Death In Auto Accident
What seems to bo nothing moro or
less than a mlraclo happened about
8 o'clock this morning when tho
Cleveland car driven by Mrs. John
Mldklff, with her babe In a basket In
tho tonneau, Bkldded near tho bottom
of the Lihue Store hill, and plunged
over the high culvert into the water
in the creek below, without In tho
least hurting either of them.
In the plunge to the creek, the car
landed on its nose -and turned com
pletely over, finally resting on Its sldo
with the front end toward the road
and half submerged In water.
It all happened so quickly the first
thing the mother realized was that
she was under water and pinned there
by the steering wheel. Her first
thought was for her babe, and lighting
frantically she released herself and
went to the infant's rescue. She
found tho baskot containing the child
turned upside down and under tho
A Filipino who witnessed the acci
dent rushed to her relief and re
ceived the baby from the mother's
unns. J. H. Hall electrician for Li
hue Plantation, paw the accident f'om
his office and calling his men rushed
to the scene; He got there In tlmo
to help Mrs. Mldklff from the water.
Mother and child safely on land,
stock was taken for injuries and It
was found that nolthor mother nor
babe had a scratch on them In fact,
baby Martha seemed to consider tho
whole affair a huge joke.
The car was taken out of tho creek
this afternoon and beyond a demolish
ed top and smashed front fenders,
seems to be not much the worso from
Mr. Mldklff just returned from
Honolulu this morning.
ICHIOKA HANGED IN
THE OAHU PRISON
Last Friday morning at eight
o'clock, Senklchl Ichioka paid the
penalty for his murder of little Tom
lko Tanaka on March 23 of this year.
Ichioka was hanged In the Oahu
Tho hanging was not done by tho
old stylo process, by which the jailer
simply pulled a rope and saw tho vic
tim fall. Three electric buttons wero
arranged on a wall in tho room re
moved from tho hanging. Three
prison "trusties" pushed the three
buttons simultaneously. Ono of
them was connected with the trap
under the doomed man. Tho other
two were not connected. So nd ono
knows who hanged Ichioka.
This Is the only murder of thlB
kind that has been committed on
Kauai In many years. The murderer
was hanged in a little over two
months after ho committed tho deed.
He would have been hanged in loss
time than that It an unlocked for
petition had not been sent to tho
governor recommending mercy. This
sure and sudden Justice will surely
mako other offenders hosltate a long
time before they kill.
MORE RECRUITS ADDED
TO NAVAL RESERVE
Tho Kauai Naval Reserve Corps is
considerably bigger than It was last
week. Last Friday and Saturday a
recruiting officer was kept busy at
Eleelo explaining tho purpose and re
quirements ot tho. Reservo. Men
came from all over tho Island and en
listed. Evon the far-famed 8ons of
Rest aro now well represented.
The Eagle goat to be kept on our
shores now seems ahflost a certainty.
Only ono hundred men are required
to bring It and keep It hero. Over
half of that number aro enlisted or
have expressed their intention ot do
Some of the enlisted men got their
first experience with an Eaglo boat.
A number of the first registrants were
taken for a crtitse that gavo them
somo idea ot what a few months on
ono ot these boats would be like. All
seemed much impresed and delighted
with a trip. "It's only the first hour
or so, anyway, that bothers you on
one of those speedsters," said ono of
the joy riders. And a number ot our
sea faring men didn't .oven mind tho
LOCAL NURSE TO BECOME
BR'IDE OF FORMER PATIENT
Miss Florenco B. Geyer, welfaro
nurse for Kealla Plantation, la leaving
on tho S. S. "Maul" June 15 for tho
mainland whoro she will be married
to Mr. Frank Wilson. This la tho
culmination of a -pretty romance bo
gun in the Queen's Hospital In Hono
lulu over a, year ago, where Miss Goy
er waa nurso and , Mr. Wilson a pa
tient with typhoid fever. Tho wed
ding will tako place a( tho homo ot
Miss Geyer's parents In San Diego.
HULEIA SCHOOL WINS
Tho singing contest hold lu con
lunctlon with the K. P. S. A. 1. field
meet last Saturday , 'was from tho
audience's viewpoint, tho most pleas
ing part ot the entlro program.
After careful consideration, the
judges awarded the contest and cup
to Hulela school.