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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 17. NO. 29.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY. JULY 26. 1921
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Sheriff W. 0. Crowell of AVai
mcn had ns his house guests last
Wednesday, Thursday and Fri
day all his classmates of the class
of 1S01 of Kainehnmehn School.
The class of M)l was the pioneer
class of the school. It was the
thirtieth anniversary of their
graduation and tiie gathering
was in the form of a reunion.
All eleven surviving members
of the original class of fourteen
attended the reunion and spent
three days with their old school
mate. Sightseeing, an executive
session and n reception and luau
kept the "boys" busy during their
At the twentyfifth anniversary,
five years ago, Sheriff Crowell
invited the eleven other members
present to hold their thirtieth
anniversary reunion at Waimea
ns his guests. Ten of his class
mates were present when the roll
was called, one member, Charles
Blake of Koloa, having answered
the greater call four years ago.
An executive session was held
"Wednesday evening and matters
of importance to. the class, the
school and the Territory at large
were taken up. Their chief in
terest centered on the Hawaiian
nonies bill, The class as a body
recommended a few men to the
Governor as members of the com
mission, men that they believe
have the ability and the interest
of the Hawaiian people nt heart.
The class believes that the bill
will be a success and cite as an
example the fact that every mem-,
ber of the class but one owns his
own Lome, showing that the Ha
waiian is thrifty and ambitious
if given an opportunity and the
The Pioneer class has started
the Sons and Daughters of Kame
hamcha Scholarship fund with a
contribution of five hundred
dollars. Sons and daughters of
graduates will be given a prefer
ence but it is not the intention to
limit the scholarship to them.
A bit of sentiment was added
to this reunion due to the fact
that Mr. Richards, one of the
original instructors at Knnieha
meha, was able to attend. The
class have a big aloha for Mr.
Richards as he had particular
charge of their class while in
A reception and luau was held
Thursday evening with about
fifty graduates present from all
parts of the island. Nearly
every class of the school was rep
resented. Letters of congratu
lation from people all over the is
lands were, read. It was deci
ded at the luau to make the re
union an annual affair. After
the luau each member made a
short talk and gave a brief His
tory of his life since graduation.
The roster of the class shows
that all have been successful and
have become men of importance
and distinction in the Hawaiian
The Class is as follows:
W. O. Crowell, President of
the class. Deputy Sheriff and
Tax Collector Waimea, Kauai.
S. Keliinoi, Homesteader, Kn
W. K. Rathburn, Manager Ka
huku Ranch, Oahu.
Charles E, King, Insurance
Broker, Senator from Oahu.
Thomas N. naae, Principal of
nookeua School, Komi, Hawaii.
Solomon Hanohano, Editor of
(Continued on Pago Eight)
Gompers Refuses to
Come and Look Into
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, who Is
actively engaged In blocking tlio pas
sage of the Hawaii alien labor reso
lution, favorably reported out of the
liouso einmlgratlon committee, has
refused to accept the Invitation of
L. A. Thurstoii to visit Hawaii and
personally look Into the labor condi
tions. His reply to Mr. Thurston's
Invitation reads as follows:
"Your telegram received.
"If the Associated Press has report
ed me as saying that labor conditions
in Hawaii are bad and labor Is ex
ploited and oppressed, I havo been
"From reports reaching me, I do
not believe that labor conditions in
Hawaii are exceptionally bad whoro
Mongolians arc the laboreres.
"I regret that It is Impossible) for
mo to accept your courteous invlta
Uon to vl3it the Hawaiian islands and
make a personal investigation. My
duties on the mainland demand all
my time here.
"I entertain the hope that somo day
I may find the time when I can visit
your wonderful islands.
"The position of labor and the peo
ple generally of tho United States re
garding the importation of a largo
number, or any number, of Chinese
coolies ami under bond into Hawaii,
is, that It 13 unnecessary and unwar
rantable as well as prejudicial to the
safety of our republic and our civil
ization." TRUCK RUNS INTO CAR
STANDING NEAR WHARF
Last Tuesday afternoon nt NawiU
wlll a light Ford truck belonging to
the Waimea Stubles was run into the
Hudson automobile belonging to E.
II. W. Broadbent. The damages
were all done to tho heavier car on
'ho right front fender and side duo
to tho fact that It was hit while
Mr. Broadbent had parked his car
in front of tho Waimea Stables while
ho went down to the wharf. The
truck was driven up to tho side of
the Hudson and stopped. The dri
ver evidently did not havo his emer
gency brako very tight for when he
started the engine the car shot for
ward into tho Hudson. No one was
In tho touring car at tho time and the
only damages were a bent fender and
smashed running board.
CANE FIRE THREATENS
UPPER KAPAA HOMESTEAD
A cano fire that for a 'time threat
ened the entiro upper section of tho
Kapaa homesteads burned off about
sixty-five acres before being, extin
guished last Tuesday afternoon, July
Tho fire started on tho homestead
of K. Walwaiwolo whero a harvesting
gang was working. It was thought
to have been started by one of the
gang carelessly throwing a match
into somo trash. A high wind was
blowing at the time and in a short
timo tho fire was beyond control. It
burned off tho cano on the home
steads of C. L. ICelekoma and Mrs.
Akeo Ohal in tho second series and
jumped the east branch of the Wallua
river and burned tho cano on tho
homestead of Ben Palmerla in tho
first Wallua series. Tho loss on tho
first two will not bo so great as tho
cano was part of tho 1921 crop, but
Palmerla will havo a much greater
loss as his cano would not bo harvest
ed until 1922.
MEXICAN IN WITH
GENERAL CARGO OUT
WITH 800,000 TONS SUGAR
The steamer Mexican after dis
charging a cargo of genoral freight
at Port Allen, took S00O tons of au
gur aboard for delivery on tho east
ern var.t. Tho Mexican sailed for
llil( Saturday afternoon whero
about ilOOO ton ol nunc sugar will bo
loaded. Tho Mexican will then sail
Mr. Chas. J. Brenbam, of Honolulu,
h is accepted u position with tho
I Kauai Hallway Company as assistant
Rego Brought to Court
Louis Itego was arraigned beforo
Judge Achl, on the charge of man
slaughter, last Thursday, July twenty
first. His plea was reserved until
the trial which will tako place dur
ing tho jury session next October. He
was released on twenty-flvo thousand
Uego was Indicted by tlui Grand
Jury after a thorough investigation
by that body Into tho nutomobllo ac
cident occurred at the turn at the
Jamcison place when the car driv
en and owned by Uego crashed Into
the stone wall. Joseph Calostro was
a passenger In tho car and was
so badly Injured that he died a week
later. It was for the death of this
boy that Uego was indicted. The
Grand Jury bringing a truo bill a
gainst him for maslaughter.
Tho degreo of manslaughter will be
left to the trial jury in caso Uego
is found guilty. First degree car-.
rlos a sentenco of ten to twenty
years at hard labor. Second degree
carries five to ten years while third
degreo carries not more than five
years or a ftno of one thousand dol
lars. W. T. ltawlins, tho attorney for the
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rv s n ixjfBat-??
Tho Misses Flora and Emily Citing
of Honolulu are spending their sum
mer vacation here as the guosts of
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Apana, proprietors
of the Liberty Bakery.
John Hano, deputy sheriff of Ka
walhau, returned from Hi'o last week
after an abenco of about tbreo weeks.
John took in tho Forrester' Conven
tion and tho Church convention in
Hilo .after which he decided to see
more of tho Island of Hawaii, so he
stayed longer than ho first- intended.
The Hawaiian Canneries Company
Is starting to ship its 1921 pack of can
ned pineapples unusually early this
year, six thousand cases being tak
en by the "Kalulanl" from Keala last
Saturday. Lat year, tho flrt ship
ment was not made from tho summer
pack until late in August.
Sadaichi Dodo .for many years em
ployed a surveyor by tho Makco Su
gar Company, left via Honolulu last
week for South America where he
expects to win fame and fortune. Mr.
Dodo is a graduate of the 1915 class of
McKinley High School and learned
surveying through actual experience.
He left the employ of tho Makco Su
gar Company about a year ago and
ha been doing odd survoying jobs
around Kauai since.
Mrs. Wong Alolau was the host at
a Chineso dinner given in her home
on Sunday in honor of Mrs. Tsou of
Nawillwili, who leaves this week with
her youngest daughter Sarah for an
indefinite tay in China. Among those
present at the feast were Mrs. Rose
Kong, Mr. and Mrs. A. Wong. Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Fountain Jr., tho
Mlse3 Alung Wong, Vivian Aloiau and
Ayau, Mrs. K. Y. Chun, Mr. E. F.
l'ung and Mr. Y. Y. Tseu.
Mrs. Horner, Jr., wlfo of Mrs. A.
Horner, Jr., superintendent of the Ha
waiian Canneries Company, departed
on Saturday for Pasadena, California,
via Honolulu, to visit her parents and
relatives. She intends to bo away a
bout three mouths.
D. Miyahiro a Japanese until recent
ly employed by M. H. Toves, homo
steader, was sentenced by Judge Ek
okela last week to ono year In jail
for malicious injury, tho offense being
tho alleged killing of a horso belong
ing to a fellow countryman.
A largo truck owned by .the Lihu,o
Ice Company, while coming down the
i Anahola hill from tho Hanalei' sido
I last Friday afternoon, overturned and
I landed In tho ditch on tho nmukti side
of tho road. On tho truck at tho
: time of tho accident were two cm
j ployees of tho Lihuo Ice Company.
, Kim, a Korean, and Chlng, a Chinese,,
uesiues r. iiiiiieuu ,vum uiu uuwiiium
boy. Tho two men oscapod without
a scratch but tho youngster sustain
ed sevoral painful bruises on his leg.
'A locked steering gear while round-
ing the turn caused tho accident.
Six Submarines and
Convoy Visit Island
Port Allen presented the
appearance of a busy harbor last
Thursday afternoon when Eagle
Xo. fourteen, Sub Tender II!" and
six submarines tied up there for
the night. The fleet left Pearl
Harbor early Thursday morning
and circled tho Island of Kauai,
arriving at Port Allen at 2 p. in.
The men were given shore leave
inid the novelty of the sailors in
Heir white uniforms caused con-si-lerablu
excitement on the west
si le of the island. The gobs
spent most of "their time in sight
M.'iug and not a few managed to
gel over as far as Lihue Thursday
The fleet left early Friday
morning for it cruise around Nii
lnui and returned to Pearl Har
bor, arriving there early Satur
' The ships were under the com
mand of Commander O. W. Xitn
Mb and comprised the following
Kagle Xo. Seven, Lt. McClary
j iinnnanding; Submarine Tender
M'7.. Lt. CI ausy commanding;
submarines 1,111, Lt. Herndon
commanding, 15 12, Lt. Short com
manding. R 1."., Lt. Lusk com
manding, R 14, Lt. Roper com
manding, R 10 Lf. Douglas com
manding, R 1!), Lt. Fife com
manding. JAPriEGE FINED FOR
Yoahhvo Nagao was arrested near
the.Tip Top In Lihuo on Thursday last
for heedless driving, disoboying an
officer and- interferring with traffic.
Bail in the sum of $100 was exacted
on the spot.
It seems that a herd of cattlo wero
passing while Nagao came at a rapid
rate from the Kapaia side. In splto of
warning by officers, Nagao did not
slacken speed perceptibly and bump
ed into several of tho animals be
sides interferring with tho right of
way of another car.
In tho court on Friday before Judge
Hjorth, Nagao Bhowed but little spir
it although ho only reluctantly plead
ed guilty to the charge of heedless
driving. A fine of $25 and $1 cost
were Imposed by his Honor. There
is a possibility of Nagao losing his li
cense also as as yet ho has not re
nowed It and from tho looks of tho
Sheriff's face it is doubtful whether
Nagao will get It as ho Is an old of
SHOP CREW BUSY
Tho machine shop crew of tho Lf
hue Plantation had a busy timo last
week cleaning up tho various wrecks
that hapened on the plantation rail
road. There wero no less than three
and all of them caused plenty of dam
age even if though no ono was hurt.
Wednesday one of tho smaller loco
motives jumped tho track and kept
the wrecking crew busy for halt a day
retting it back on tho track Thurs
day. A headon collision between two
cano trains, ono bound for tho mill
and tho othor from tho mill, caused
considerabel damago, whilo Saturday
tho new twenty ton locomotive Lokahi
jumped tho track and was ditched
and turned over on Its sido. Tho Lo
kahi was so far in tho ditch that it
necessitated tho dlsombling of tho lo
comotive to get it back on tho track.
It will tako about three days to get
tho Lokahi back In running order
Tho main causo of tho accident is
tho fact that tho present class of en-J
glno drivers seem to havo no sonso of
responsibility and drive their trains
at reckless speed around curves, nov-!
or bothering to find out whether they
havo tho right of way or not.
HYADES ARRIVES WITH
Tho steamer II j ados arrived with
about itoo tons l general cargo on
Tuusd.iy mid when unloaded will load
sugai and plnos for San Francisco.
Burned to Death
at Wailua Saturday!
Sokichi Xishidn, a seventeen
year old .Japanese boy was burn
ed to dentil last Saturday morn
ing at two o'clock when a fire de
stroyed his father's house at Wai
lua. Tlie boy was burned to a
crisp and the house had fallen in
before his body could be recover
ed. The fire was of unknown ori
gin. The family consisting of K.
Xishida, a well known Wailua
rice planter, his wife, Sokichi
Nishida and two smaller child
ren, were all asleep in the house
at the time of its origin. One of
the small children was first
awakened by the smoke and
flames. His cries soon awaken
ed the family who ran out doors
in their night clothes. As the
father went out lie carried a new
sewing machine which he hud re
cently purchased with him.
By tiie time the family had got
out of doors the fire had gained
considerable headway, envelop
ing the entire structure in flames.
The father decided to go back
into the building to try to recover
some of the personal belongings.
Sokichi shouted to him to stay
out and then ran in" himself. The
flames wero then sweeping the
doorway, and the boy was evi
dently suffocated soon after lie
got inside the house. He was not
heard nor seen again until after
the roof fell and the fire had
tirely destroyed the building.
His body, when finally found,
was burned to a crisp.
The boy was born in Lihue a
little less than seventeen years
ago. He moved with his father
to Wailua when he was a small
child. lie just graduated from
(lie Kit pan school last year and
lias been helping his father in the
rice work since that time.
KAUAI POST ELECTS
DELEGATES TO HILO
Kauai Post No. 2 of tho American
Legion held Its regular meeting Wed
nesday, July twentieth, to elect del
egates to attend tho annual Territor
ial Convention in Hllo next Septem
ber." Tho following delegates wero
olected: Philip Bice, Sam Carter, Al
bert Horner Jr., Adrian Engelhart, C.
J. Fern, Albert Bush, Henry Akl, A.
H. Caso, C. A. Baggott, David Luke,
N. E. Weight, J. B. Corstorphlne,
Frank Cox, and D. K. Hayseldon.
It was decided that, owing to tho
distance, only five delegates would be
sent and they would carry tho proxies
of tho othor nine Tho first five
named delegates were chosen to
represent tho post at tho convention.
It was also decided that any members
who had resolutions that they
thought should bo brought beforo the
convention should present them to
tho chairman, beforo presenting them
to tho post, to be acted upon, so as
to prevent duplication.
The resignation of K. B. Morgan,
former commander of "tho post, was
accepted and tho executive commlt
teo will meet this week to chooso a
now commander. In tho meantime
Vice Commander Sam Carter is act
ing in tho capacity of Commander.
A roport by Adrian Engolhart, Gen
eral Chairman of tho Independence
Day celebration, was submitted and
approved. Tho final report showed
a profit of eight hundred and four
teen dollars on tho day.
DRIFTS INTO S. S.
MEXICAN AT PORT ALLEN
Whllo attempting to sail out of
Port Allen Harbor last Wednesday
nornlng tho four masted schooner
drifted into tho freightor Mexican
which was lying at anchor In tho
roadstead. Tho Dauntless broko off
her jib-boom and smashed a lifeboat
on the Mexican. Tho Kauai Railway
launches rushed to tho rescuo and
pulled tho Dauntles away before fur
ther damage was done. Tho Dauntless
was leaving for Seattle In ballast after i
discharging a cargo of G00.00O feet of
lumber at Port Allen.
"tho mishap delayed tho Dauntless
until Thurduy afternoon and sho sail
ed ;ust in time !o mako room for
the submarlno fleet that arrived at
Port Allen Thursday afternoon.
IV AKE HONOLULU RUN
The Kauai members of the
Fourth Naval Reserve are now
full-fledged sailors. They proved
that this hist week end when they
made their first real trip to
Honolulu in an Kagle boat.
Twenty-eight men made the trip
and they weathered all storms
like old salts. And they had to
buck the waves all the' way to
The Eagle boat came up from
Honolulu Saturday morning ami
picked up the reserves sit Port
Alien Saturday afternoon. All
men were waiting nt the port
long before time for (lie boat to
sail, ready and eager to lie off.
Many of the friends ami relatives
of the Kauai crew wero'lovn at
tlits dock to see them off. It was
:i regular gala occasion its well as
a sea training trip.
The trip to Honolulu was un
eventful. Only one or two of
tiie less hardened sailors felt any
the worse for wear at t any time
(hiring the voyage. They got in
to Honolulu harbor at seven
o'clock Sunday morning.
Some of the boys wen; a little
afraid that they would be put to
work scrubbing decks or kitchen
policing or some such pleasant
job ns that. Rut they were not.
The Kagle boat commander is a
real human being. He told them
all that they might go any place
they wanted to just so they were
back itt the boat by seven-thirty
that evening. That gave the boys
a fine chance to take a brief look
around town and to visit friends
Soon after boarding the boat
the return trip was. started. Rut;
the boat had barely got ouf into
the channel when the propeller
hit a submerged log or some other
object under water, entirely put
ting the boat out of commission
iis far as going forward was con
cerned. There. were no serious
damages to the boat proper, how
ever, and there was no danger of
the boys being given an unwanted
A wireless message was inline
dia'ely sent into Pearl Harbor
for another Kagle boat. There
was no other boat available at
that time, however, and (lie boys
were told to "turn in" until some
other ship could take them off.
About ientliirty the naval tug
Xavajo came alongside the Kagle
boat. All the men were awaken
ed and transferred to the tug
with little trouble or loss of time.
And the voyage was once more
As all the reserve members are
employed on the various planta
tions, the cruises are planned so
that the men will always be back
in plenty of time to go to work
Monday morning. Rut the delay
in the channel Sunday night pre
vented their getting in on time
this trip. It was a little after
noon when they pulled into Port
The reservists are still busy re
cruiting to increase their organi
zation to full strenght of one
hundred men. When it reaches
full strenght an Kagle boat will
be stationed here permanently.
The Eagle boat with recruiting
officers is coming back again in
about two weeks. It is hoped
that a number more recruits may
be added to the list at that time.
Anyone that is interested may
get full information by calling
Mr. Eby tit Eleele or Captain
Rrauc at Port Allen in the mean
JUDGE ACHI TO SIT
IN HONOLULU COURT
Judgo W. C. Achl leaves for Hono
lulu Saturday evening to sit on tho
bench In Judgo Banks court, whllo
Judgo Hanks is on his vacation. Judgo
Franklin is on his vacation In tho
Orient and with Judgo Banks leaving,
it would loavo Judgo DoBolt as tho
only member of tho circuit court In
Tho local Circuit Court will bo
closed whllo Judgo Achl is away. Ho
cxpocts to bo gono about ono motth.