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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 18.
J. M. Lydgate
Kamaalna and One of Kaual'c
Best Beloved Citizens
WAS ILL FOR THREE MONTHS
Came to Kauai as First Pastoi
of Llhue Union Church
John Mortimer Lydgate died lest
ovonlng at Llliuo hospital after an
Illness of about three months. On
Saturday evening he passed Into a
coma nnd i:ovcr recovered consci
ousness, the end coming very quiet
ly at 9:00 o'clock on Monday even
ing. As organizer and first pastor of
Llhuo Union church, which position
he hold for 24 yeurs, Mr. Lydgatc's
influence has done much to promote
a better slplrtual and religious un
derstanding In the community.
As a citizen ho has been active
In all works of civic betterment,
liis energies being spent along activ
ities to preserve for the public the
various natural scenic wondors on
John Mortimer Lydgate, son of
William and Anne (Blezard) Lyd
gate, was born at Itice Lake, On
tario, Canada, December 12, 1855.
He came with his family to Hawaii
in 1SG5 by the way of Panama. The
civil war was raging at the time
that the family made the trip and on
I the next trip the vessel that they
traveled on was captured by the
Confederate navy. On the arrival
of the family at Hllo the first news
that they heard was the assassina
tion of President Lincoln.
His boyhood days were spent In
Hilo. He attended Punahou school
and after graduating attended the
University of Toronto, where he
took a course In modern languages.
He graduated from tho university
with many high honors.
, Later he took a theological course
at tho Yale Divinity school, receiv
ing his D. D. from that Institution.
He continued his theological work
at Edinburgh and after a year at
that university ho attended tho Uni
versity of Berlin in Germany.
His first pastorate was In Seat
tle, and later was In charge of
church work in the .state of Wash
ington. In April, 189C, he organized and
became pastor of the Llhuo Union
church, which position he held for
24 years, retiring In 1920.
During his youth he was for
many years a government surveyor
which profession ho followed from
time to time. He was recently ap
pointed government land agent, for
the island of Kauai, which position
he held up to tho timo of his de
cease. He held a high reputation as an
authority in botany, his specialty
being Hawaiian flora. He assisted
Mr. Hildebrand In collecting data
on his work on Hawaiian flora.
He is survived by his wife, who
was formerly Helen Elwell, the mar
riage taking place In Honolulu on
January 11, 189S, and four sons,
John Mortimer ffr., Homer, Percy,
and William Anthony.
The funeral services were held this
( afternoon at tho Llhuo Union church,
Organ Voluntary Mr. DeLacey.
Hymn, "Tllero Is a Green Hill
Prayer Rev. S. K. Koullll.
Hymn "Lord of All Being Thron
Prayer Rev. R. W. Bayless.
Hymn, "Hock' of Ages."
Benediction Rev. M. B. Carver.
Commital services were conduct
rt ed by Rev. M. E. Carver, an old
f.me friend of Mr. Lydgate.
The pall bearers were E. H. W.
Broadbont, J. H. Hall, H. D. Slog
gett, K. C. Hopper, Walter San
born and Win, H. Hlco.
AT THE LIHUE MILL
Tho county road department and
the Llhuo plantation have complet
ed the crossing at the mill and a
first class crossing is the result of
Yumamoto, local vegetable peddler
while driving towards Kapaa with
his Ford delivery truck No. 40S-I5,
suddenly lost control of the steer
ing wheel opposlto tho Wallua golf
llrks last Wednesday afternoon. The
car wont into tho ditch on tho ma
kai side of tho road, came out
again, and then overturned on the
mauka side. Yamamoto suffered sev
eral minor bruises on his hands d
body, but no serious injuries. His
wife and child, who were both on
the car with him nt the timo of the
accident, escaped unhurt. Tho car
sustaired a broken hood and top
and now headlights will bo need
ed. A. Horner Jr., superintendent of
the Hawaiian Canneries Co , return
ed last Tuesday after a two months
trip to the mainland. He has been
In Colorado and Wyoming hunting
wild game with Dr. Kuhns, and
brought photographs and many oth
er mementos of tho hunting trip.
Big Horn sheep, bears and deer
were included in tho prizes secured.
Y. Shido, local dry goods mer
chant, went to Honolulu last week
to buy his holiday goods. Ho re
T. P. Collins, representing tho
Henry Waterhouso Trust Co., Ltd.,
receivers for the Hawaiian Bank
of Commerce, was here last week.
Ho returned to Honolulu Friday
after arranging to close the local
office. Any unfinished business of
tho defunct bank will hereafter be
conducted with Henry Waterhouse
Trust Co.'s Honolulu office direct.
Robert E. Dolan, representing
Sussman Worniser & Co., distribut
ors of tho well known brand S.&W.
canned goods, visited tho factory of
the Hawaiian Canneries Co. here
last week. Mr. Dolan is visiting all
the canneries of the territory In tho
interests of his firm.
Tho Waimea Stables announced
last week that their bonds under
the new mail carrying contract for
East Kauai have been approved and
that the now schedulo will probably
bo inaugurated about December 1st.
The new contract will call for five
round trips a week instead of three
as heretofore, and tho service will
equal that which has been given the
west sido office for tho past two
The Chief Executivo of tho United
States has called upon tho pooplo
of America to observo Thursday,
November 30, as a day of thanks
giving, supplication and dovotion.
Ho cites tho fact that the devout
fathers o our country established
and maintained a day cf worship
ful thanksgiving for the bounties
and protection which Divine Provi
dence had granted during the pre
The President's proclamation calls
upon tho people of this nation, to
observe this Thanksgiving Day, not
as a more holiday, a day of great
feasts and athletics,, but primarily
as a day of THANKSGIVING and
DEVOTION to tho bountiful giver
A general invitation is oxtended
to all who desire to attend such a
service In Llhuo Union church next
Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Rev. R. G. Hall will preach tho
ST. LOUIS GLEE CLUB
MAY TOUR KAUAI
Tho St. Louis Glee Club Is plan
ning to make a tour of Kauai if
they can receivo enough encourage
ment from the local alumni of the
school and tho public in general.
Tho tour plans call for a concert
and dance at Llhue, Makaweli, Ko
loa, Waimea and Kilauea. Another
suggestion was made that as there
are a number of tho first string
men of the school football team in
the glee club that a football gamo
might be arranged during their stay
with one of tho local toams.
KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1922
Visited By Flood
THE FLOOD WATERS QUICKLY
RECEED AS RIVER MOUTH
Tho heavy rains or Sunday even
ing nnd Monday morning caused tho
Waimea river to rise so that tho
water of tho stream ngafn flooded
tho main street of towi'.
That part of Waimea from the
garage to the courthouse was under
water, the water reaching a depth
of about two feet.
Just ns soon as tho liver was able
to open up tho mouth of tho stream
by washing out tho sand bar the
waters receded. At no timo did the
flood reach nnywhero the marks set
by tho flood of 1921.
No damage was dono by tho
flood except that a deposit of silt
was left by tho receding water that
Tho storm that caused tho flood
seemed to hit tho west side of tho
island harder than the east and
onsiderablo more rain fell on tho
west side, although it can bo said
that tho east side received Its share.
All the streams on tho east side
have shown slight rises, but none
have been high enough to cause any
JOHN NEIL INJURED
BY FALL ON MAUI DECK
John Nell, father of Mrs. R. D.
Moler of Llhue, met with a very
painful accident while returning
from the mainland aboard tho Maui
last week. He was conilrg from the
bathroom when ho slipped and fell
in such manner as to strike the
back of his head on tho tiled floor
cutting a deep gash In which tin
ship's surgeon took three stitches.
It was at first feared that the
fall had fractured the skull, but a
careful examination after arriving
in Honolulu showed that the gash
was the only injury sustained. Mr.
Nell, who arrived on Kauai with
Mr. and Mrs. Moler last Friday morn
ing, is now almost entirely recover
ed from his fall.
DATE OF CIVIC CONVENTION
SET FOR DECEMBER 7-8
Tho ninth civic convention will
be held on tho 7th and 8th of De
cember In the makai pavilion of
tho Young Hotel, Honolulu. Sucii
Is tho information received by the
secretary of tho Kauai Chamber of
Commerco, from Ernest B. Clark,
secretary of tho Territorial Civic
Convention committeo last Friday.
In order that a largo delegation
may bo encouraged from each of
tho civic organizations of tho vari
ous Islands, the committeo has pre
vailed upon the Inter Island to glvo
a special reduced rate of ono and
one-half faro for the round trip.
Duo to to tho rain nnd heavy
sea that lias been running tho past
two days, work has boon shut down
on tho Nawillwlli breakwater.
Hapaikosan and the Estray
The Hoi'orablo Editor Mr. Garden
Mr. Honored Gentlemen:
Last week one man sell mo Forda
car neo hauku go. jew yen tseu
hundurl hifty dollar. I buy car li
cense flv dollar marry kind more
cheep ono dollar but car kind moro
Now I got Forda car, maybe bo
you can speak Five Honorable Mr.
Supervisor make Kauai road more
safe for nutomobllo man. Now road
Kauai no good to much liko Mr.
Sanborn cow ranch hannlei only
ho different. Hon. Mr. Sanborn
ranch pronty cow stay In lonco
for oat and make tat. Kauai road
cow stay road, cheep eat for make
milk. Cow boss no pay rout cow
Cow stay road ditch no to much
trouble but cow pan kaukau go
road sroep. Police men cow all
lime stay road to.
TAX JOB IN KAWAIHAU HAS
The question of appointing a suc
cessor to II. T, Barclay, deputy
tax assessor of Kuwalhau, which
was supposed by many to have been
settled months ago, is again tho
topic of conversation in Kawaihau
According to information given
out in July 1922. Barclay resigned
the office to take affect August
1st, and K. Masunaga, N. K. Hoo
pii nnd Arthur Wong, all Republi
cans, put In applications for tho
position. Duo to tho fact that tho
November elections were only throe
months away however, those In pow
er decided to postpone tho appoint
ment until December, Barclay con
senting to hold office until Decem
ber 31. In August, while the subject
was still the favorite topic, those
who claimed to know, announced
that Carlos A. Long, who hold the
appointive power, subject of course
to the approval of the treasurer of
the territory, had settled the ques
tion by making it known that N. K.
Hoopii would bo his ultimato choice.
This information was accepted by
many as authentic but It develop
ed last week that under the rules
of tho Republican party, a candidate
to secure appointment to an office
situated in his own precinct, must
first obtain the endorsement of his
own precinct club and also of tho
county committee of tho Republican
territorial central committee. Hoo
pii personally appeared before the
executive committee of tho Kawai
hau precinct club at a meeting last
week, but failed to obtain endorse
ment, as tho club had already en
dorsed Masunaga and did not desiro
to endorse another candidate until
the attitude of tho county commit
teo towards their first endorsement
The question of Braclay's succes
sor is therefore still in the air, and
unless tho wishes of the Knwaihau
precinct are ignored altogether, in
dications are that some other can
didate than Hoopl will land this
MA LUM TO OPEN
CHOP SUEY HOUSE
Ma Lum, for eight years chef at
tho Lihuo Hotel Is planning to open
a chop suey house in Hanapepe
somo timo during next week. Ma
Lum has attained an enviable repu
tation as a chop suey cook and his
now venture will provo to be a
AT AHUKINI WHARF
Tho Hawaiian Dredging Co.'s
dredger at Ahukinl has been busy
during tho off trips of tho Claudlne
working alongside tho wharf, finish
ing tho dredging there.
During tho timo that steamers
are at Ahukinl tho dredger is mov
ed up toward tho breakwater. Tho
dredging is expected to bo com
pleted by tho end of tho year.
Last nlte I llko Llhue go I drlva
my car. I go srow. I not much
smart now drive car. nung car
stop, I scare. Glrass place como
back lilt my head May be my head
no stop when car stop and head
hit glrass. I don no. Quick I jumpa
out tiro no trouble. In from enr one
black cow slreep; I kick cow, cow
slow got up go Llhuo side. Black
cow go Lihuo side, I no go Llhue
side. I scare black cow, black cow
no can see. I go Llhue maybeso I
hit black cow ono time fore and
car broko too much expense. I go
White cow I no scare white cow
nlte timo can do see. Mr. Garden
Island Paper plrcasc you rn speak
Hon. Mr. Supervisor suppose ho no
can keep cow fence Insldo better
ho make law all nion put cow road
on top paint he cow white cow.
White cow nlto time better.
To much trouble plreaso excuse.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50
E. W. Fnsc, of Honolulu, was n,n
arrival on tho Kinau this morning.
Dr. R, H. Hagood of Kealla re
turned this morning from a brief
trip to Honolulu.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Fountain of
Llhue. returned from Honolulu this
Eric A. Knudsen returned this
morning from a weeks visit in Ho
nolulu. H. M. McKenzie, of Theo. II.
Davies Co., came over this morn
ing from. Honolulu.
J. I. Sllva, Eleele postmaster, re
turned Friday morning from a brief
business visit to Honolulu.
W. Kuhlman, of Koloa, returned
Friday from a vacation spent In
Hart Wood, architect, camo over
from Honolulu Inst Friday morning
on business In connection with tho
now library building.
Alfred Gomes, manager of Wai
mea branch of Waimea Stables Ltd.,
was nmong those returning from
J. A. Hogg, Ideal representative
of Schuman Carriage Co., made a
brief visit to Honolulu last week,
returning Friday morning.
Chang Yau of tho Bank of Hi
shop & Co., Waimea, was a return
ing passenger from Honolulu last
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Baggott, newly-weds,
were among those arriving
from Honolulu on tho Kinau hist
Mr. and Mrs. L. D, Larsen and
Infant, of Koaliu, were among tho
passengers returning from Honolu
lu this morning.
H. B. Graham, of tho insuranco do-
suranco department of Trent Trust
Co., was an arrival on tl.o Kinau
Dr. and Mrs. J. K. Smith, of Li
huo, were among tho passengers
returning this morning from Hono
lulu. John Hansen, contractor and suc
cessful bidder for the now library
building, returned this morning from
a brief business visit to Honolulu.
C. C. Campbell, H. Glass and J.
Mulrhcad Jr., of tho Audit Co. of
Hawaii, were among the arrivals
on the Kinau this morning.
A. B. Braue, who went to Hono
lulu to walk the hot sands, return
ed last Friday morning, He looks
us though he had recently passed
thru a very trying ordeal.
F. A. Hawkins, local agent for
the Standard Oil Co., returned an
Friday morning from attending the
recent Shrlner nctlvitles In Hono
lulu. Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Moler, of Ll
hue, accompanied by their son Noll,
and Mrs. Moler's father, John Neil,
all of them from the mainland on
the last Maul, returned to their
home last Friday morning, arriving
on the Kinau.
Jack Hjorth, son of Judge HJorth,
of Llhue, and well known swimmer
and all-round athlcto of Honolulu,
arrived on the Kinau last Friday
to accopt a position with the Ll
C. Maser, formerly county auditor
of Kauai, but for tho past two
years head bookkeeper for Jas. F.
Morgan .Co., has been visiting his
old homo In Llhue for tho past ten
A. R. GURREY TO GIVE
EXHIBITION OF HIS
WORK AT MOKIHANA HALL
An exhibition of the paintings of
A. R. Gurrey will bo given at Mo
klhana Hall, Llhue, on the 6th, 7th,
8th and 9th of December. This will
bo welcoino news to tho lovers of art
who nro familiar with tho work of
JACK HANSEN TO BUILD
NEW KAUAI LIBRARY
Jnck Hansen was, awarded tho
contruct for tho A. S. Wilcox mem
orial library at tho meeting of tho
trustees last Friday afternoon. The
work will begin at once.
PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
Foresters Plan Big
New Year Celebration
Sixteen Races Will be Feature
of the Morning Racing
FOOTBALL AFTERNOON SPORT
Chldrens Sports are Planned to
Keep the Youngsters
Court Walalcalo of tho Forestres
Is planning a big celebration at
Waipouli race track on New Years
Day. Sixteen big races are on tho
program with Jack Burroughs giv
ing somo extra stunts which in
clude n Roman race nnd bull-dogging
from an automobile by Bon Cor
bett. Another feature of tho afternoon
sport will be a football gamo be
tween tho Kapaa team which held
Kauftl high school to a scoreless tie
on Armistice Day and the winner of
tho Kauai Veterans and Kauai high
school. Football has tnken a firm
hold on Kauai people as can be
seen by tho crowd that forsook tho
races and watched tho game be
tween tho school team and Kapaa.
The football gamo will not be
run off as a minor part of tho pro
gram on Now Yenrs day but will bo
tiie main feature of the nfterroon.
Johnny Fernandez has framed up
ono of tho best racing programs
that has been offered to tho pub
lic for the past couple of years
and among the amateur races will
bo a ladies raco and a girls' race.
A hurdlo race and mule race will
lso be among tho novelty numbers
of the program.
A special program of children's
sports tiro bolng arranged by tho
committeo to keep the youngstors
busy. Merchandise prizes will be
given to tho fortunate winners of
there events. fc
The following is tho program for
1. 1-4 mile race babies; 1st $15,
2. 3-8 milo race, freo for all; lBt
$40; 2nd $10.
2 1 mllo race, freo for all; 1st $100,
4. 3-S mile raco, ladies raco; 1st,
5. 1-2 mile mile,. Portuguese; 1st
$40. 2nd $10.
G. 1-2 mile raco, Japanese; 1st $40.
7. 1-4 milo raco 3 year old colts;
1st $20, 2nd $5.
8. 1-2 milo raco, Filipinos; 1st $15,
9. 3-8 mile raco, Girls; 1st, cup.
10. 3-S mllo race, post entries; 1st,
$15, 2nd $5.
11. 1 milo race, mules; 1st $12.50,
12. 5-S mile rnco, freo for all; 1st
$50, 2nd $10.
13. 3-4 mile race, free for all; 1st
$00, 2nd $10.
14. 1 mile race, cowboy rolay; 1st
$40, 2nd $5. (Four horses and
one rider, rider changes horses
at every quarter of a mllo.).
15. 1-4 mllo raco, Roman raco
1C. 1-S mllo hurdlo rnco; 1st $10,
2nd $5. ( four hurdles).
17. 100 yard wheelbarrow raco; 1st
IS. Net throwing (for distance and
spread); 1st $10, 2nd $5.
19. Musical chairs (cowboys nnd
horses) ; winner $5.
20. Bull-dogging from automobile.
21. Children sports; $50 prizes.
22. Football at 3 o'clock; cup. Ka
paa vs. winner of Llhuo Vots vs.
MOKIHANA CLUB WILL
MEET DECEMBER 6TH
Mokihnna Club will hold a regu
lar meeting at tho Memorial Parish
house, Lihuo, at 2:30 o'clock, Wed
nesday afternoon, December fith.
Tho principal featuro of tho nftor
noon will bo a piano concert by
Mrs. Ray Allen. As this promises
to bo ono of tho most Interesting
meetings held by tho club this
year it Is hoped tho attendance will
The hostesses for tho occasion
will be Mesdnmcs Smith, Kuhns, Will
Crawford, Broadbont, L'ocke and
Club dues will bo payable at this
meeting, to Mrs. T. L. Morgan.