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In ono of the most memorable ev
ents over celebrated on Knual, O.
N. Wilcox of Lihuc, laid tho first
anil tho cap-stone of1 the new Nawlll
will breakwater last Friday after
noon. Governor Wallace n. Farrlng
ton made tho afternoon's address
and II. D. Wishard, president of the
Kauai Chamber ot Commerce, was In
chargo of tho ceremonies.
Long before 3:00 o'clock the ap
pointed hour for the celebration,
cara began wending their way up
the grade up to tho placo where the
celebration was. to take place. After
many cars had parked at tho top ot
tho hill and many more were yot
coming, it became evident that there
would not bo room enough for all
vehicles. Tho traffic officers were
then compelled to have tho visitors
park their cars near Senator Conoy'g
placo and to request them to walk
tho rest of tho way to the selected
spot of tho ceremonies.
Japanese Give Fireworks,
To entertain tho crowd beforo tho
time for tho ceremonies to commence
tho Japaneso community furnished
daylight fireworks. Theso usually
took tho form of aerial bombs with
floating parachutes from them. Tho
crowd greatly enjoyed watching
them and wero grateful to tho Jap
aneso for help they gave to make
the afternoon a success.
Mounting the large rock which had
been quarried for the capstone, Pres
ident Wishard welcomed the Gover
nor, General Summerall and his
staff and tho assembled audience. He
briefly told the history of tho Na
wlliwili breakwater and described
tho benefits to come to Kauai from
it. He then announced the laying of
tho first stone by G. N. Wilcox.
Mr. Wilcox Lays Stone.
Tho stono that had been quarried
for this purpose was a monster. It
woighed over seventeen tons and
was, as one of tho bystanders ex
pressed it "some pebble." It had
previously been fastened in a large
sling and at a sign from Mr. Wilcox
tho great crano raised it into the
air and swung it over tho ocean. As
tho crane lowered It, Mr. Wilcox
pulled the trip rope and dropped it
into the ocean.
Mr, Wishard then led the Gover
nor to tho speaking platform. Tho
men had no sooner Btepped into it
than the crane lifted It high off tho
ground and swung it around toward
the top of tho slope on which the
crowd was gathered. When tho Gov
ernor was sufficiently near his audi
ence the crano stopped and tho sus
pended platform was stationary.
"It always gives me great pleasure"
tho Governor began, "to visit Kauai,
I have talked to Kauai people be
foro this from chairs, from drygoods
boxes and from ordinary platforms.
But never before have I swung out
into space and been compelled to
stay there until I got through talk
ing.)' The Governor's Address.
Governor Farrington congratulated
Kauai upon the auspicious beginning
of tho great work that is to mean
so much to commerce of tho Garden
Island. "The American government
required that citizens of Kauai
buy the bonds of tho first $200,000
to bo used in this work," he said,
"but It is my opinion that the
government will furnish tho rest of
the money in its regular harbor ap
propriations and that it will readily
spend tho million and a half that
will be necessary to bring tho work
to an early completion."
Mr. Kinney, former resident of tho
Garden Island! G. N. Wilcox, our
delegate to Congress, Prlnco Kalanl
anaole, Senator Charles Rtce Sena
tor Jack Coney and the Kauai Cham
ber of Commerco wero all congratu
lated by tho Governor for tho work
that they had done and tho influ
ence that they have exerted in bring
ing about tho project.
" Tho Governor made a splendid ad
dress. Ho told Kauai just what it
wanted to know and ho told It in a
manner that won tho hearts of all
his hearers, that made them glad
that such a man had been selected
as tho chief executive ot the terri
tory. When ho had finished speaking
tho crane onco more lowered his
platform and tho ceremony was over.
Tho project thnt Kauai had work
ed for and prayed for tho past 30
years had been officially started.
Albert Hornor president and man
ager of tho Hawaiian Canneries Co.,
returned last Friday nftcr an ab
sonco of more than five months, dur
ing which timo ho was in Washing
ton, D. C, as a member of tho Ter
ritorial Labor Commission. Mr. Hor
ner expects to return to Honolulu
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Winters, who
have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. A.
Homer Jr., returned to Honolulu on
tho klnau Saturday.
The rough weather which struck
Kealia landing tho week previous,
causing1 two boats to capsize in
very heavy seas, has departed, tem
porarily at least. The Likeliko ar
rived Wednesday and could not land
any boats, but managed to load su
Kir and pineapples on Friday and
J. Dettencpurt and J.. Corrca who
went to Honolulu as .representatives
of tho Kapaa .Homesteaders Associa
tion to interview tho government of
ficials regarding tho new water con
tract .of. thp East Kauai Water Co.,
returned last week and reported that
the trip had been successful. Ac
cording to Mr. Bettoncourt, the wat
er company will now pay damages
to homesteaders for crossing any
part of their property, allow them
to. sign for any number of years
irom one 10 twenty ana anoweu ine
free use of water in tho ditches for
domestic purpos.es. Tho association
held a meeting on Sunday and the
action of their representative was
Karl Jensen, homesteader, reports
thit burglars broke open and enter-
ud his laborers' quarters Sunday af-'
toruoon while the men were downj
at the Wilson homestead. Only a
pair of trousers was reported miss
ing. About 0 o'clock fire -broke out in
a nearby canefleld, but was extin
guished after about half an aero was '
burned. Mr. Jensen believes that tho
tiro was of Incendiary nature and
to have been started by tho same
parson or persons who broke into
Local Japaneso celebrated tho birth
day of their emperor yesterday.
Nearly all of the stores were closed
and the laborers on the pineapple j
and cane fields .all took a day- off.
George S. Raymond, principal of
Kapaa school, has been appointed
chairman of tho annual teachers' i
convention to be hold in Llhue on
the 11th of November next.
A pageant in four episodes, called
"A Pageant of Peaceful Industries"
will be given by the teachers and
pupils of tho Kapaa school on De
cember 3rd. Episode number ono do
plcts tho founding of the United
States; number two, tho alighting
of tho dove, or "Peace Comes to
America,." number three shows pros
perity after peace; and number four
tho "Fellowship of Nations.'' Tho
pageant will also bo interspersed
with songs and folk dances. Much
enthusiasm, is being shown by both
tho teachers and pupils, who are all
working hard to make tho entertain
ment the best over given by the
school. Proceeds of the play will
go to the school's athletic fund.
SOCIAL SERVICE ASSN.
TO MEET SATURDAY P.M.
There will bo a meeting of tho
Social Servlco Association of Ka
uai at Mokihana Hall, Lihuc, Satur
day, November 5th at 2 p. m. Tho
genoral subject for consideration
will bo "Delinquency and Depend
ency." Judge Achl and Miss Bark
er will speak concerning tho work
of the juvenile court; Mrs. W. H.
Rico Jr., of tho work of the Hu
mane So.ciety and Miss Elsie H.
Wilcox on Child Welfare. Everyone
Interested Is Invited to attend and
contrlbuto to ine discussion.
MOKIHANA CLUB MEETING
I Tho Mokihana Club will meet at
t the Mokihana hall, Lihuo tomorrow
afternoon. A. R. Gurroy of Honolulu
will talk on the subject of etchings.
1 Hostesses for tho afternoon will
bo Mrs. Englehard, Mrs. Sloggett,
Mrs. Midkiff, Mrs. Case and Mrs.1
' BrldgQwator, - - . '
LIHUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 1, 1921
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Tho Kauai Chamber of Commerco
hold its most important meeting at
tho Lihuc armory last Friday night.
A banquet session was held. Throe
hundred invited' guests attended to
listen to Maj.-Gen. Chahles P. Sum
merall, to Hon. J. K. Knlanlana
ole and to Governor W. R. Farring
ton and to a number of Kauai cole
Lihue armory was beautifully de
corated for tho occasion. Tho boys
of the American Legion, directed by
tho ladies of tho Mokihana club,
draped eyery corner of tho largo
hall with flowers, ferns and Ameri
can flags, A dozen large tables were
arranged for tho most artistic sot
ting and. for tho purpose of accommo
dating every guest possible. And
before tho banquet, began every chair
in tho hall was filled.
The Ladles' Part.
Tho ladies of tho Mokihana club
assisted by other Lihue women and
by n number of the grade and high
school teachers prepared and served
the banquet. Tho dinner took tho
form of a buffet banquet. The guests
were supplied with plates and re
quested to walk before the tables
loaded down with wonderfully pre
pared foods and to help themselves.
After that the ladles saw to It that
tho plates of the diners were kept
filled and that the salads, doserts
and coffee were taken to them.
After an hour of feasting' and
conversation, President Wishard of
the Chamber of Commerce, Introduc
ed Rev. R. W, Bayless of Lihue who
made the address of welcomo to Gov
ernor Farrington, General Summer
all and Prince Kalanlanaolo the
General Summerall Speaks.
Maj.-Gen. Charles P. Summerall,
then" made a brilliant after-dinner
speech. General Summerall had tho
happy faculty of having something
worthwhile to say and of being able
to say it In a most entertaining and
convincing manner. After entertain
ing his audience with a few well
chosen anecdotes. Gen. Summerall
got down to brass tacks and spoke
of tho things thut were next to his
heart. Being a great military man,
it was natural that those things
should lie of a patriotic nature.
"In tho heat of the great con
flict through which America ha3
just gone," ho said, "our patriotism
was wonderful. Wo gave the best of
our young manhood to win that war.
We gave our money, of our rcsourc-
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ea. vu were wining 10 give every
thing, all that we had."
"But now that tho war is over"
the general continued, "we have for
gotten our patriotism. Wo bought a
successfully waged war then. We
are unwilling to pay for it now. We
kick at our taxes. We try to evade
them. Wo say that we never want
another war. But we do not say it
because we are thinking of our bravo
men who have given their lives in
it; wo do not say it because wo are
thinking of tho mothers who have
lost their only sons. Wo say it be
eauso wo aro too selfish to pay the
dollars that the war cost. No, we
never will want another war. But
now that we have had ono and that
tho bills aro beforo us, let us meet
them like men nnd pay ur honest
debts without a murmur.'1
Sam. Talks Back.
Sam Carter, post commander of
tho American. Legion, was called up
on to respond to Genorall Summer
all's address. Sam confessed that he
was very much at loss to do that. "To
respond means to talk back," he
pleaded, "and I have never talked
back to a general In my life. I don't
want to do it now." But he went on
and mado a good speech. Ho told of
tho hopes and objects of tho Ameri
can Legion In Hawaii. And ho asked
that at noon on November 11 all
men should pause for two minutes,
as President Harding has requested,
in honor of the unknown soldier whoj
has been brought back to his na-
tlvo land from France4 where he
gavo his lifo for humanity In the
The Prince's Warning
Prlnco Kalanlanaolo then told tho
banqueters something of tho NawllI-1,
will breakwater project as It is seen I
by Congress in Washington. Ho Bald!
(Continued on Pago Seven) '
JUdge William Achi, of tho Fifth
District Court handed down a deci
sion in the case of tho Territory of
Hawaii vs. Gay and Robinson, bet
ter known as tho Koula caso. The
property involved is the III ot Kou
la and the most valuable part is tho
water rights of Hanapepo valley.
Judgo Achi handed down a verdict
in favor of the defendants in a de
cision of more than 20 pages.
The judge's decision takes the
case from all angles and Is very com
plete. The history of the caso dates
back to 184S when tho first award
by the crown was made. Tho govern
ment contended that the award only
constituted about 780 acres while
tho defendants claimed some 4,900
acres. Judge Achl's decision substan
tiates the defendants.' claim. There
is ho doubt that the case will bo ap
pealed and finally reach tho supremo
court of tho United States.
The property Involved is conserva
tively estimated to be worth half a
million dollars. It Is said that tho
revenue from the water rights to
Hanapepe valley aro around $35,000
SIX BIG RACES
Entries for tho American Legion's
racing program on Armistice Day
aro beginning to come and Chairman
Jimmy Spalding of the racing com
mltteo says that it looks to bo the
beat program yot held at tho Wal
Interest is centering around tho
special mile race for Japaneso own
ed horses. Two horses only aro enter
ed in this race to date. Sakamoto has
entered Dinner Bell and Rlkomaru
has entered Golden Spray. 'These
two horses are old enemies on the
track and as Golden Spray took the
last race in which they met, Dinner
Bell's followers are out for revenge.
It is claimed that Dinner Bell was
not ridden as well as ho might have
been in their, last meeting and that
he will show his heels to the old
Btallion at this time. Golden Spray's
backers are positive that he is tho
master ot Dinner Bell at any timo
for tho distance of a mile. This raco
has divided the local Japaneso
colony into two camps and many
bags of rice aro going to change
hands over tho result
There has been considerable ela
tion in local racing circles when It
was announced that a special mile
and one-quarter would be put on to
enable Dinner BelL Mary Jay and
Bridgoplayer to get together. Tho
doposters have it all figured out
that Dinner Bell will finish ahead
of tho two mares.
Dinner Bell beat Mary Jay handily
on July 4th when they met in tho
mile and a quarter. Mary Jay boat
Bridgeplayer in the mile raco on
Maui at the fair, therefore Dinner
Bell can beat them both hero in
this race. Q. E. D. Dinner Bell's
backers claim that Bridgeplayer can-
not go the distance. They admit
that up to a milo Johnny Fernandez'
maro is tho best on the island, but
will admit no superiority for any
distance, beyond that. Johnny is not
Ldiscourairntl with nil tho tnllr nml ,
continues to train his maro for thej
race, wnen someone sprung mo a-,
bove dopo on him, Johnny quietly i
stated that no races wero ever won
with paper and pencil. Ho said that
ho would bo in much better posi
tion to tell the winner some timo
after 10 o'clock on Armistice Day.
His personal opinion is that Bridgo-
.player and Mary Jay will run ono,
two, on. that day.
All tho interest of tho day Is noti
bbhind tho longer races by any
means as thero aro plenty of fans'
who aro all tied up in tho throa
xace9 that are for Hawaiian bro.1
horses. Can David Luke's Pegasus
tako tho quarter and three-eighths?
It will bo necessary for him to out-j
strip several good horses If he does.
Johnny Fernandoz will havo StlVorJ
Dust in the quarter against Pegasus,
and Jimmy Spalding will have either
Forty-Nlner or Fancy. Any ono ot
theso horses will give Luko's horse
a raco and it will not bo a runaway
(Continued on Pago Two)
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50
Mr. anr Mrs. Frank Crawford re.
turned from Honolulu this morning.
Major General Summerall of Honn
lulu arrived on the Klnau last Fridny
J. W. Waldron of Honolulu arrlv
ed on Kauai Friday for a short busl
Harry Irwin, attorney general of
Hawaii, arrived on the Kinau last
Friday on business.
W. Searby of the American Fac
tors returned to Honolulu on tho
Kinau last Saturday afternoon.
W. W. G. Molr of the H.S.P.A. ex
periment station, was an incoming
passenger on tho Kinau last Friday
Mr. and Mrs. A. Romalne of Ko
ioa returned on tho Klnau last Fri
day from an extended trip to the
Land Agent C. T. Bailey of Hono
lulu is on Kauai nttondlng to some
land matters for tho territorial gov
ernment. Mrs. H. D. Sloggett entertained
last Wednesday at a luncheon party
for Mrs. Albert Horner Sr. Covers
wero laid for ten.
Col. W. D. Potter, commandant of
tho National Guard of Hawaii, re
turned to Honolulu Saturday night
after a two days visit to Kauai.,
Miss Margaret Sloggett entertain
ed a number of her young friends
with a Hallowe'en dinner party last
Saturday In honor, of her birthday.
Lyman H. Blgelow, superintendent
of tho harbor board, attended tho
breakwater celebration, and tho
chamber of commerco banquet at Li
hue last Friday.
Major W. A. Johnson, In charge
of tho breakwater project at Na
wiliwill for tho United States army
was ono ot the officers to arrive on
last Friday's Kinau.
F. W. Carter, fathei4 of Sam Car
ter of Grove Farm, returned to Ho
nolulu Saturday night after a two
days visit here. Mr. Carter was for
merly a resident of the Gardeft Is
land. Prince J. K. Knlanlannole return
ed to Honolulu Saturday afternoon
on tho Klnau. Tho prlnco arrived on
Kauai Friday morning to tako part
in tho Nawiliwill breakwater celobra
tion and to speak at the Chamber
of Commerce banquet.
Governor and Mrs. W. R. Farrlng
ton leave tonight foe Honolulu. While
on Kauai, Governor Farrington dedi
cated tho Nawiliwill breakwater,
spoko at tho Chamber of Commerco
banquot and looked Into numerous
land matters for the Territory.
Reginald W. Orcutt, of Brooklyn,
N. Y camo over to attend the break
water celebration and the chamber
of commerce banquet last Friday.
Mr. Orcutt Is the only representative
of the Press Congress of tho World
to visit Kauai.
STEAMER LANDS STOWAWAYS
ON KAUAI; FOUR MEN ARE
TAKEN OFF AT PORT ALLEN
Four stowaways from tho stoamor
West Holbrook wero landed at Port
Allen last Friday. Tho stowaways
wero found after tho steamer had
left Honolulu for tho Orient and
while she was oft Kauai.
A wireless was sent to Honolulu
and Honolulu notified the sheriff's
offlco who in turn notified Captain
Leavltt of Port Allen. When tho
steamer appeared off Port Allen
Captain Leavltt wont out in tho Ka
uai R.R. Co.'s launch and brought
thorn ashoro. They wore turned over
to the polico.
Thoy told tho police that they wero
sailors and were out of a job. They
said they could not got a stoamor
out of Honolulu and as they knew
that thero was plenty of work for
sailors at Shanghai they tried to got
thero by stowing away on tho West
Tho police released them and thoy
camo to Lihuo where thoy obtalnod
work on the Nawiliwill breakwater.
Thoy say that thoy are mighty glad
that they were landed on Kauai as
thoy found that the West Holbrook
was bound for Kobe, Japan, and It
meant that they would bo put nshoro
thero and probably go to jail while
awaiting transportation back to Ho
nolulu. They think that Kauai beats
any Japaneso jail that thoy over
PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
A fragment from Choyene's Fron
tier Day and a Pendloton Round Up
will bo given at Waipouli by tho
American Legion when they stage
their steer roping contest nnd cow
boy sports on Armlstico Day. It Is
dmibtful if any announcement of a
program over caused moro exclto
ment than tho ono in which tho
Legion stated that a steer roping
contest for tho Championship ot
Kauai would bo at Waipouli.
No record can bo found where
such a contest had ever been hold
on Kauai and It Is believed to bo
the first opportunity for local peo
ple to witness a contest of this
sort. Contests have been held In
Honolulu nnd local men havo acquit
ted themselves creditably but a
local championship has never been
For any person that is under tho
impression that this will bo a sort
of amateur atralr, It Is only fair to
Btato that the Territory of Hawaii
sent two entries to the steer roping
contest at Cheyenne at one of their
famous frontier days and tho two
Hawaiian entries walked off with
the first and third prizes and
broke tho world's record in tho bar
gain. Ikua Purdy, who was a cow
(Continued on Pago Two)
DADS AND LADS TO CELEBRATE
"Make me a boy again Just for
tonight" may bo realized by tho
"boys grown tall'' who join the mix
er and celebrate with tho "men of
tomorrow" at the Father and Son
gathering scheduled for next Friday
night, November 4th In the cafeteria
of tho Kauai union high school at
Toasts and roasts from represen
tatives of both participating parties
are slated as features of the pro
gram. Miss LIndsay.vhead ot tho domestic
science department of the high
school has charge of the menu which
assures everything that may be de
sired from the gastronomic stand
point. Musical selections will bo furnish
ed by members of tho justly famed
Royal Hawaiian orchestra. Songs
that Dad snng when ho was wearing
his first long pants and moro modern
ones which possess a moral equiva
lent to them will bo sung, whistled
or hummed according to individual
ability and Inclination.
Tho committee on arrangements
are congratulating thcmsolves in be
ing able to secure Rev. Norman C.
Schenck of Honolulu for the address
of tho evening. Mr. Schenck is him
self the Dad of three boys, so can
talk as one who knows on the sub
ject assigned to him.
That no Dad may be sonless or
any Son dadloss a committoe chalr
raaned by John Midkiff is acting in
the capacity of fairy godmother and
supplying the need whichever ele
ment of deficit is found.
Tho score card of events will con
tain tho following:
Toastmaster, Cap. Phillip Rice.
Singing led by Rev. R. W. BayleBS.
Reading, "Father and Son," Rich
"Boy Values," Noll Locke.
"Our Boys Its Great to bo Their
Fathers," H. D. Sloggett.
"When a Feller Needs a Friend,"
"Team Work for Father and Son'"
Rev. Norman C. Schenck, Honolulu.
The Lihue banquet will be a unit
in the worldwide observation of tho
Father and Son idea. Proclamations
havo been Issued by both Prosldont
Harding and Govornor Farrington ur
ging the importance and valuo ot
such gatherings. "Thoy havo an Im
portant bearing on individual, com
munity and national welfaro."
An evening together for Father and
Would easily prove tho greatest of
And those who have tried it will
say I'm right.
That no other pastlmo Is up to It,