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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 17. NO. 32.
LIHUE,. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. AUGUST 16, 1921
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The equipment for (lie Nawili
will breakwater project wan con
Hi'rably increased by the arriv
al of the rock cars last week.
The light house tender Kukui
towed over the barge with the
cars aboard from Honolulu. This
equipment puts the breakwater
force in position to begin acta
nl work on the breakwater some
time within three weeks and the
laying of the first stone will take
place very sliortly.
It is planned to make the lay
ing of the first stone the cause
of a big celebration, and as pres
ident of the Kauai Chamber of
Commerce, Judge Dickey jour
neyed to Honolulu to invite Gov
ernor Farrington and other tor
ritorial officials to attend the
celebration. It is hoped that lie
will be successful in his mission
ar.d that the governor will not
be too busy with official busi
ness to attend.
The breakwater is the result
of years of effort on the part of
the Chamber of Commerce and
individuals on Kauai to obtain
a real harbor for this island.
With the completion of the pro
ject Kauai will have a harbor
scf.uid to none in the territory.
It is the intention of the Cham
ber of Commerce to have the day
that the first stone is laid de
clared a general holiday over the
entire island and make the cele
brat ion fitting to the importance
of the occasion. It is hoped that
all organizations will co-operate
with the Chamber of Commerce
to put the celebration over in
the proper manner.
The men in charge of the
work at the breakwater have
been during their wait for equip
ment, digging a quarry so as
to have everything ready t be
gin work when the equipment, did
nrrhe. Several hundred tons of
large rock has been quarried and
is now waiting for the cars to
move. it. While innumerable tons
of smaller rocks that are used to
fill in between the larger ones
is also ready.
The arrival of the locomotive
crane a few weeks ago has sum
plified matters in regard to un
loadinc the barges from Honolu
lu. With the crane it is a sim
plified matter to hoist any piece
of machinery up to thirty tons
ashore but it required no little
engineering skill to unload the
crane itself as it was about the
first piece of hoisting machin
ery to arrive.
During their stay in Nawili
wili harbor waiting for the
barge to be unloaded the Kukui
crew was busy marking the new
channel with permanent buoys
and it now takes on something
.l the appearance of a real har
bor with the red and -black mark
ing buoys in place.
REV OKUMURA COMING
Itev. T. OUumura, pastor o tho ,
Makikl Japanese church and prlncl-
pal of tho Japanese Christian Board-!
ing School, Honolulu, will arrive on j
Friday morning. On Sunday, Aug- (
ust 2lst, n picnic In his honor will ,
bo given at kukuiolono park. All
former members of his congregation
ar-' Echool aro cordially Invited. I
CONCERT AND DANCE
The youi'g people of Kapaa are itself without needed funds. If grant-j
giving a concert and danco on Sat-'odi lho i,lcreaso would affect about!
ffilfBShUU,oAThrl.tu5h KmLavor telephone., and brings in an ad
Society. ,JeJ rovenuo of 3,000 a year. , I
10. .1. Mooklnr of the experi
inuit station of the Hawaiian
Pineapple 1 'ackers' Association
aeiompanied by Walter McBryde
of Lawni, was here on Monday
looking over the Molooa pineap
pie fields of the Hawaiian Can
Herman Wolters, manager of
tin Makee Sugar Company, left
for Honolulu on Saturday, on
business. So anxious was he to
know the result of the Lihue
.Makee game that he left instruc
lions to wireless him the result
immediately after the game, and
(his was done early Sunday mor
Kaluna. Kauuwai, son of Rev
Kaauwai of the Kapaa Hawaiian
church, lias been appointed to
the local police force.
lohn M. Horner, youngest son
of A. Horner Sr.. nresident of
the' Hawaiian "Canneries Conip
ar.y. is here spending his summer
vacation "with his brother, A
Horner Jr. John is attending
Stanford University at I'alo Al
to California, but could not re
sist the temptation to enjoy the
climate and scenery of Jlie Para
dise of the Pacific at least once
The Inter-fsland S. S. Kinau
was at Kealia lauding on Tues
day loading sugar from the Ma
kce Sugar Company and a few
eases of canned pineapples from
the Hawaiian Canneries Com
pany. According to John Rapo
za. wharfinger at Kealia for the
past twenty years, this is the
first time the Kinau has been to
Kealia landing since she was
Mifcs Klizabeth Akana, steno
graphcr in the office of Jas F.
Morgan & Company of Honolulu
s here vacationing as the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel 1'. llano
She expects to return to Ilonolu
in in about two weeks.
Miss Carlotle Awai and Frank
ki of Honolulu are spending
1lu summer vacation here as the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Scharsch Sr. They expect to be
here for about a month.
The Makees nearly lost their
eioud baseman last week and
therefore hangs a tale. "Flat"
Ahana, with his flivver which he
chooses to call a roadster, was
r')'wi towards Koloa on Sainr
lav from Iluleia at a fair rate
)f speed when one of his tires
bh v. out. The car skidded and
overturned with the top smash
ed, but "Flat" got off without a
scratch, and just to show that
the spill had no effect on his
tatting eye, he managed to se-
:uro fifty per cent of the Makee's
otal strikeouts on Sunday, al
though lie is but 11 per cent of
tl c feain.
KAUAI TELEPHONE CO.
ASKS HIGHER RATES
The- Kauai Telephone Company has
filed an application with the Pub
lic Utilities Commission for portnis-
Ion to increase its rates. The c6m-
pany explains that it has not been
able to pay dividends and cannot
obtain additional capital unless Its
mini nnwflP la Innrpncoil
,,, blI,inpa, telanhone's nro to
)my business teiepnones aro to
bo affected by the advance, if it is
granted. The present rates aro ?r
f0i in(,lvlllai phones, and $3 for
... . ... ,
cclnin -classes of quantity service,
The company seeks to incroaso tho
fir.it to ?G and the second to $4.
Tin Win- 1090 tltn nnnintinv ovnlnlna
ujiiiiicauuii, fj.i,uuu wiia spurn
i-i iiiiiMuvuiiiuiiia. urn it now mum
COMING IN SEPT.
Miss Edith Hansen, of Upland,
California, is to arrive on Kauai the
first of September to carry on and
develop tho Y. W. C. A. work that
Is started here. Miss Hanson comes
well qualified for the work as she
is a graduate of tho University of
California whero she took special
courses in this type of welfare work.
She has spent much of tho time
studying conditions similar to those
found on Kauai and has charge of
extensive y. w. C. A. programs
Miss Hansen will do a great deal
of her work'wlth the young women
of the various plantation camps. She
has had charge of country girls'
work in California, and will doubt
leVy bo able to put many of the ideas
into successful operation hero.
Miss Hansen will be accompanied
to Honolulu and Kauai by her father
.i prominent San Francisco business
man. Mr. Hansen will spend some
time taking In the sights of tho
MISS BISSINGER TAKES
UP NEW MISSION WORK
Alisn Carolino Dissinger Is to leave
Kauai the first week in September.
After two years successful work on
till- island, Miss Bisslnger is to re
turn to the International Institute
of the Y. W. C. A. where sho will
hve complete charge of all work
involving the Pillplnoes.
Miss Bisslnger spent ten years
n various kinds of missionary
work in the Philippine islands. While
there she learned to speak, road and
write (ho language. Sho understands
tho Filipinoes and their customs.
Th.Ui makes her almost invaluable
for the new work that sho is take
The Y. W. C. A. Americanization
wirk on thh island has been under
Miss Bissinger's guidance for tho
past two yor.r.1. In this timo sho
has done a groat deal of quiet, ef
fect ive work. Sho has also done
much towards teaching various Ori
ental women better methods of
household management. The class
es she has conducted have invari
ably held a large bunch ,of interest
ed women and girls.
Kauai is sorry to loso Miss Bis-
sieger but it greatly appreciates tho
two jears of conscientious work she
has given it.
HARDING BLAMES TAXES
FOR WORLD CHAOS
President Herding has said ;i little
r-tece that is going to make him Oio
most popular man in Americi. Ho
said that the world will never have
peace until taxes aro conquered.
What applies to tho world will ap
ply on a smaller scale to every in
dividual , in the territory, too.
According to an Associated Press
bulletin sont from Washington, Au
gust 12: ,
The official invitations to the
zreat powers to attend tho confer
ence on international disarmament
and far eastern questions to be held
i). Washington on November 11th
(Armistice Day) were dispatched by
tho State Department late yesterday
The invitation defined tho con
ceptions of tho United States a3 to
the principles involved to tho fol-
That thero is no hope of peaco
and stability among nations until
Armaments and taxes aro reduced;
that such reduction is possible snly
if troubler.oino Internationa! ques-
lonf. are solved by commo:-. con
sent and that fr.r 'eastern ai d Pa
cific problems occupy a place of
That there is no intention on tho
part of tho United States to dictato
tfi scone it is suggested th.-.t the
conference should touch matters
which hr.ve been and nro" of inter
That naval nrmanients might well
bo considered first, although thero
should bo no barrier to tho consider-'
tion of all armaments.
Tho State Department refused to
intorprot tho language of tho invi
tation, but it !s assumed that "havo
been" includes tho question of Yap.
Whether Japan's accoptanco will re
Iterate her unwillingness to discuss
what sho considers "acuomplished
facts" la a subject for conjecture.
Tho body of A. J. Janson, first as
: Istnut engineer of tho S. S. Griffco
who was drowned at Ahukini Sunday
light when ho fell from tho pier
and struck his head on a rock, was
not recovered until Wednesday morn
ing. Search had been made for It
ail along the Ahukini beach, some
of the bay was dragged with nets
ami divers attempted to locate It
near the place where it was last
seen. But no traco of it could be
seen and It was given up.
Tho body was first discovered by
a small boy. It was floating near
tho thore directly in front Mr. Mit
chell's house. It was recovered and
buried in tho Lihue cemetery.
This, is tho second accident of
this kind at Ahukini. Nearly 20
years ago a sailor tripped and fell
from tho same pier. As ho fell
hb struck his head on tho side of
tho Kinau that was tho fastened
to the wharf. His body was washed
out to Bea and never recovered.
TEN OKE MAKERS SAID
"GOOD MORNING, JUDGE"
Federal prohibition ngents, Herb
ert, Wells and Ah Fat, have been
playing hayoc with Kauai's oko mak
ers lately. They havo arrested ten
distillers and have all the rest of
them laying mighty low. It is rumor
ed that the price has risen from
two dollars to four dollars and n
inlf during tho week and that it is
hard to get at that.
Kanalel has the distinction of sup-
pcrtlng seventy percent of the boot
legs caught. Seven of the ten hall
from Kauai's most renowned beauty
spot, one conies from Anaholr., one
f.'om Koloa and ono from Kalaheo.
All ten of tho miscreants were
brought before Aiie Lihue court and
faced before Judge Hjorth who was
silling on Judge Achl's customary
sofi chair. The Judge looked them
ove:, grunted a little at the "Good
morning, Judge," and broko the news
to them that ho would accept $250
e,ich in place of their presence at
the Hotel Malina. All camo forth
vith the necessary ball with tho ex
ception of two Japanese who aro
now in jail. It is probable that all
will be sent to Honolulu for trial.
if these men aro sent to Honolulu
and it tlfey got the stiff scntenco
that, it is reported that tho Korean
who was caught at KKauea last
week got, wo can soon bo washing
our foot in spirits on this island.
Ti.p Korean in question had 1C gal-
Ions of oko in his car. Ho was sell
ing it at $2 a bottle. That figures
up to a most neat sum of $12S.
rite law Is that a vehiclo that is
used for tho transportation of booze
shall bo confiscated and sold. The
owner may buy 'It back if ho hap
pens to havo more money to pay for
it than anyone olso will give. Other
wise ho loses it.
Our friend Kim is a psychologist.
He told tho judge a hard-luck story.
He dwelt long and lovingly on the
fact that his family needed him,
that tho friend whoso car ho bor
rowed for tho transportation of tho
oko needed the Ltzzio and on tho fact
that he Intended to bo good in tho
future. Tho judge bit, wo hear. $50
with tho car returned to tho owner
is tho amount that it is reported
was assessed from Kim.
MASONIC CLUB FOR
THE GARDEN ISLE
Tho Kauai Masonic Club was for
mally organized last night. There
are AD charter members and quite a
manner of other Masons' on tho Is
land who will doubtless come in lat-
The meeting was held in tho Dis
trict Court room. In tho short busi
ness meeting officers were elected
and committees to draw up the con
stitution and by-laws. It was decided
to hold quarterly meetings.
Tho following officers were oiect-
(. B. Hofgaard President.
J II. Cohen Vice President.
C L. Lane Secretary.
A. Monefogllo Treasurer.
CANE FIRE CAUSES DAMAGE
A cane flro that burned off about
five acres caused qulto a b't of ox
cltement in Lihue last Saturday af
ternoon. Tho tiro occurred in the
field directly across from Mr. Mol
er's homo and for n timo threatened
to jump into tho Grove Farm fields
luarby. Fortunately tho laborers
vcre just about through work and
they rushed to tho flro and In a
short timo had it' under control. If
the firo had stnrted an hour later
it might have caused considerable
damage, as it would havo taken
3jmo timo to gather as largo a force
hr thr ono that was obtained from
the mill workers.
Mrs. Lucy Wright, of -Walmea, re
turned from Honolulu today.
Mrs. John Mldklff and babv Mnr
'l.a, of Lihue, are back from a thret
weeks vacation in Honolulu.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Moler of Li-
huo. returned f'om Honolulu last Frt
Manuel Rocha, salesman for.Dav
I'm o., arrived tins morning on
C. A. Bancott, mnnairor of Nawlll
will Garage, returned from a shorl
mifcfnpss trip to Honolulu this morn
Mrs. A. S. Baker and daughter
Htith, of Honolulu, nro visiting the
H. D. Sloggetts, of Grovo Farm for
:i couple of weeks.
Miss Bernlce E. L. Hundley, sup
ervlsing principal of tho Kauai gov
ernment schools went to Honolulu
last Tuesday and expects to remain
in tho city ten days, attending the
clo.,e of tho summer school and ses
sions of the Pan-Pacific educational
Mrs. W. H. Barrlnger, wife of tho
county engineer of Hllo, with her
son. and Mrs. Olney, of Honolulu,
aip spending several weeks on
Kauai with Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Har
dy of Walmea.
MIes Jennie Johnson, matron of
tho Lihuo Japanese dromltory, went
to Honolulu Saturday, called by the
serious illness of her sister.
Mrs. Johanna Brash, who has been
spending the past week on Kauai,
returned to Honolulu on Saturday
Superintendent A. E. Arledge of
tho Honolulu light houso service
hnr been on Kauai for a week in
specting tho llgthouses of this is
land. He returned to Honolulu on
So I unlay.
, George J. Sopcr, brother of Tho
mas Soper of tho Lihua Store, was
married in Hllo last week, to Miss
Minnla Duart. Mr. Soper has spent
the past four years in the United
St:tos navy and 'was only recently
Mrs. Isabelle Hogg and two child
ren. Robert and Isabelle, left last
Saturday for trip to tho Coast.
Francis Wlddifleld, section luna of
Kilauen plantation was an incoming
passenger on the Kinau this morn
ing. Sid Spltrer, ono of the oldest trav
eling men, who have been making
Kauai for many years past, arrived
.on tho early morning Kinau.
Miss Dorothy Jottman, daughter of
H. Jottman, section luna of Lihue
plantation, .returned from a visit to
H. R. Marshall, and C. D. Pratt
members of the Yale championship
swimming team aro on Kauai for
? brief visit with Mr. Pratt's brother
Mi-, and Mrs. K. C. Hopper and
daughter Thelma Ieavo on tho Wll
holmina tomorrow for a two months
vacation on tho Coast. Thelma is
going to enter Mills Collego at Ber
keley. Miss Dora Broadbent returned from
a two weeks' vacation In Honolulu.
She was accompanied by Missos Ca
therine, Laura and Hester Pratt who
will be hor houso guests for some
S. S. KINAU MADE FIRST
TRIP TO KEALIA TUESDAY
The Inter-Island Steamship Kinau
made its first appearance at Kealia
on Tuesday of last week. All the
years that the old faithful has been
coming up here, sho has never tak
en a bag of sugar from tho Makee
Sugar Company before.
It was an accident that she was
thr-re this time. When sho got thru
unloading her freight at Nawillwill
she was in an" all dressed up and
nr. place to go" predicament. She
didn't, havo any business on the Wal
moa sido of the island at that timo.
Sho couldn't get in at Akuhinl be
cause the S. S. Griffco was already
there. She was needed at Kealia tho'
and so sho went.
When tho old boat showed up thero
she was greeted by a mighty blast
from tho mill's whistles. The Greet
ing was so long and so loud that
ovnrybody went running around ask
ing, "Where's tho cano firo?"
Five thousand bags of sugar wore
loaded at Kealia. Manager Wolters
took Cnptain Gregory around, show
ing him the plantation. By tho time
the boat was loaded and tho planta
tion Inspected it was after five o'
clock, That accounted for tho lato
appearance tho Kinau made into
Nawillwill that night.
1!. L. Cooke, superintendent
of (he Mutual Wireless system,
relumed to Honolulu on Friday
on the Clandine, after personally
supervising the work of replac
ing -he guying cables, and paint
ing the mast at the Lihuo station.
The station buildings have been
painted and-the general appear-
nue of the station is greatly
improved over that of a year a
go, -vhen the station was return
ed from the hands of the navy.
It may seem strange to most
of us to have the "Boss" at the
top of an ISO foot mast
but Mr. Cooke is quite as
much at home there as on the
giound. in fact he is quite fam
ous for his hair-trigger stunts
on the (iOO foot towers of the
nivval station at I 'earl Harbor,
ii.d he says. "When you've done
t yourself you know its done to
Since taking charge of the Mu
mil circuit Mr. Cooke has inau-
-rated a remote control system
n Honolulu whereby the traffic
s handled direct from the Hono
lulu office, thus saving half the
hlic of handling, and cutting the
bailees of errors to a minimum.
When the wireless telephones
ire installed the islands can
toast a communication system
second to none in the world. In
iiu-L regards accuracy ami
spied, the system sit present, can
not be bettered, and the carry
ing of the human voice over
miles of ocean will be the finish
ing touch (of a wonderful accom
s-O.V.s.' OF REST '
The Sons of Uest are to hold
their second annual luau at the
K Hale Hooiuaa Kealia Satur
day. August L'Olh. It is expect
ed that there will be an usual
number of sick friends that will
need the attention or many lov
ing husbauds and it is not at
all surprising if there will lie an
unusual amount of work to be
done at the office it night.
Perhaps some husband will
siuiug a new alibi'. Anyway all
llu.sc that can manage it will be
among those present when the
roll is called.
The committee has arranged
;. complete new program with
some of the best numbers of last
year's show retained. It is pos
itiuly announced that James
Corstophine will render his fam
ous "Going to Hamburg Show."
This number almost caused n
riot at the last luau and is ex
pected to stop the show once
The big committee has obtain
ed the biggest pig in the Kawni-
ban district and he will be
cooked under the expert super
vision of Judge J. von lOkekela
assisted by Fire Chief Iiolte. The
Judge was the official in charge
of the pig at the last luau and
epicures present voted it ope of
the- best cooked pigs in the his
tory of Kauai.
REV. ARAI ON KAUAI
Itev. Seklzen Aral, Sodo priest of
Japan, who has boon touring tho is
lands of Hawaii and Maul, arrived
last Friday morning to tnko in tho
sights of tho Garden Island. Whllo
here ho will spend a great deal of
time lecturing to his countrymon.
Ho expects to leavo for Honolulu in
a lew days, going from thore to tho