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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 9. NO.
Out of the progressive enter
prises on the Island of Kauai has
reached a milestone in its exist
ence the Waimea Library has
now one thousand books.
To stock a library with books
that people will read and ought to
read and to get as many as pos
sible is a difficult task. Waimea
Library has tried t o overcome
these troubles-as much as possibl
if 1. Selecting its members and
the members are all people of edu
cation and some refinement, there
by securing the elimination of ab
solutely unwholesome books.
2. To avoid its becoming "a
cemetery of books," they have the
following rule in their By-Laws:
"Every member is requested to
suggest books and the books wanted
by the greatest amount of mem
bers will be bought." This has
been found a good rule.
Like many other institutions,
its start is somewhat obscure. It
was started by the Rev. II. S.
Banham and some of the ladies in
1893, without any organization.
When Mr. Banham left, the library
nearly went to pieces after having
been in existence about one year,
but the people came together and
organized the present organization
in April 1894, with 62 books on
hand and about twenty members,
since which time it has gone ahead
In Waimea Library, like all
others, a good many books that
ought to be read by everybody will
be least used, but still it is strange
how the reading ot the public goes
by fits and starts. Many years
ago somebody suggested a set of
Dicken's works and they were
bought, and it is a good set.
These books stood on the shelf for
a year or more and nobody read
tbem; then suddenly it became the
craze to read Dickens and we had
not Dickens books enough to
supply the demand. At another
time we had an Ibsen craze.
There is, however, always a de
mand for the "latest book.,'
Another interesting observation
can be had by looking over the
roster of members present and past.
It show that the district has a very
unsettled population. Oyer one
half of them are marked "Gone."
A very few "withdrawn" but not
Every member is furnished with
a list of the new books as soon as
received and it has always been the
aim of the administration to keep
the members in touch with the
institution and we hope it will not
take eight years more to record
Thj; Man op alt. Work.
The Grim Reaper
Chef Apana of the Fairview
Hotel has received the sad intel
ligence of the passing away of
two members of his family, death
in each case occuring but a few
days apart. The numerous ac
quaintances of this well known
chef will learn with deep regret
of his great misfortune.
Off For a Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Moragneare
taking a much needed vacation
trip throughout the states, having
left on Saturday's Kinau. They
will be gone some two or three
months. Mr. J. B. Keightley will
have supervision of road work, etc. ,
during Mr. Moragne's absence.
Lihue Union Church, Foreign
Rev. J. M. Lydgate, pastor.
Church Service II a. m. Except
the last Sunday of the month.
Sunday School 10:30 a. m.
Lihue First Church, Hawaiian
Rev. Wm. Kamau, pastor.
Church Service 11 a. m. Sunday
School 10 a. v
The manv 'friends of Renresenta-
tlve jack Coney will be pleased to
learn that hiis again able to be
K. Sato, a lineman in the em
ploye of the Wainiha Power Co.
was electrocuted about 8 o'clock
Friday morning at a point not far
from where the line crosses the
Wailua stream. Sato was on his
round of inspection and was pass
ing a point where the company
telephone line swags t o with
in a few feet of the ground
.1, presumably he made an at
tempt to send a message when
he received the shock which killed
him. The telephone line is at
tached to the same poles as are the
wires which convey the power
from Wainiha to McBryde, being
placed a distance of so?ne seven or
eight feet below, and it is the gen-'
eral opinion that in some way or
other an induction was caused
along the line at the time Sato
touched the wire.
Had he taken the proper course
m using the wire mere would
have been no danger, as he would
then have been up the pole and en
tirely from ground connection.
His body was found within half an
hour after the accident by his help
er who at once notified Manager
Menefoglio. Sheriff Rice was com
municated with and the body was
brought to Hanamaulu where a
coroner's inquest held at 5 p. m. the
verdict of the jury being accidental
death. The jury was composed
of the following members:
K. C. Hopper, H. Morgan, If.
W. Waiau, A. Nobriga, M. Rapo-
zo and Alexander Kekua.
Sato was but nineteen vears of
age an industiious, clever work
man, being a son of one of the
prominent Japanese families o f
Kapaa. The body was taken to
Kapaa Friday night and interred
in the Japanese cemetery Satur
HERE AND THERE
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Isenberg
were passengers for Honolulu on
Hon. Geo. N. Wilcox is taking
in tlie floral parade in Honolulu.
Hon. A. S. Wilcox left on the
Kinau Saturday for Honolulu where
he will join Mrs. Wilcox.
Miss Kaui Wilcox has taken her
big seven seater Packard to Hono
lulu and will probably enter it in
the floral parade. Miss Kaui went
up Saturday accompanied by Miss
Margaret Raukine who has been
spending some time at the Wilcox
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wilcox were
guests at an informal dinner on
Sunday evening to Mr. and Mrs.
Gaylord Wilcox, and Charlie Wil
cox of Koloa.
Charlie Wilcox will be among the
passenger for Honolulu this after
noon. Hon. A. S. Wilcox, returned
from Honolulu on the W. G. Hall
Samuel Mahelona, son of Mrs. A.
Wilcox, who was recently operated
on at the Queen's Hospital in Hon
olulu, is reported to be rapidly re
covering. Sheriff W. II. Rice will go to
Honolulu today to join Mrs. Rice
and together they will attend the
Miss Virgie Silva, one of the
lucky contestants in the recent Star
Contest returned from a trip to
Hon, J. I. Silva of Eleele was in
the County Seat yesterday.
School Supervising Principal H.
H. Brodie, passed through Lihue
yesterday en route to the schools
on the Hanalci side.
K. C. Hopper leaves for Hono
lulu this afternoon on business
connected with Tin; Garden Is
land Publishing Co.
A Baseball Meeting
Members of the Lihue baseball
team, ana ail otners interested m
baseball, are hereby notified that
there will be a meeting of the team
held in the office of This Garden
Island at 7:30 p. m-. Friday, FqJd.
C, A. Rick.
LIHUE, TERRITORY OF HAWAII.
The vear 1911 goes down on the
records of the Hawaiian Sugar Co.
(MakawelU as the largest year's
earnings in the history ot the
plantation, the amount in round
numbers, aggregating 5981,781.44
according to the treasurer's report
read at the annual meeting of the
stock holders which was held in
Honolulu hist week. Out of this
suin, $870,000 was distributed as
dividends during the year.
From the treasurer's report, it
was also learned that in accordance
with a resolution of the directors
which was pass in the latter part
ot lust year, S.220,000 of the com
pany's earning had been expended
in reliable secureties as a part of
the sinking fund for the purchase
of lands now under cultivation by
the plantation at the conclusion of
the leases, the sum total of this
sinking fund now amounting to
Manager Ben Baldwin s report
which is most satisfactory, gives a
total of 29,759 tons of sugar from
the 1911 crop, harvested from
4383.25 acres, the Hawaiian Sugar
Company's share amounting to
25,072.5606 tons, while Gay and
Robinson receive 4686 9184 tons.
Despite the unfavorable weather
and water conditions during the
growing season the results are ex
1 he acreage for the 1912 crop is
less than last year, yet Mr. Bald
win expects a higher yield per
acre, llie estimate tor tins year
inclusive o f Gay & Robinson's
share is placed at 25,650 tons,
from 3963 acres.
The 1913 crop promises well,
being estimated at 4538.22 acres.
Plowing is going on for the 1914
crop, wmcn will, including rat
toms, amount to 4219 acres.
The operation of the mill and
boiling housejias been thoroughly
satisfactory and efficient. Some
minor improvements were made,
but no large expenditures for new
machinery will be needed for some
time to come.
The cost of permanent improve
ments for the year was 536,137.23,
the chief items of which were the
construction of homes for the new
Europeon immigrants, reservoirs,
railroads, live stock and tools and
Happy Life In Tent
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Keightley
returned from Hanapepe last week
and are erecting a tent on the Ha
namaulu beach into which they
expect to move within a few days.
Mrs. Keightley is an opn air en
thusiast, and after her Hanapepe
tent-life experience, she finds it im
possible to reconcile herself to live
otherwise. Mr. Keightley has
pitched his tent 'neath the friendly
shade of two Keawe trees, near the j
beautiful Hauainaulu beach within I
a hundred feet of the finest bath-!
ing spot on the island, and where
Mrs. Keightley expects to devote
part of her leisure moments, the
balance of her time being taken Up
with that very popular and com
mendable exercise horseback rid
ing. McDennott, the Shirt man, is
giving the Kauainas an opportunity
to provide themselves with their
annual supply of the best shirts
made Haggers? why, yes, of
WEATHER REPORT FOR WEEK
February 10, 11 & 12,.
Maximum 82 ' "fi 80 84 79
Minimum... CO . 68 72 72 69
General Direction U V W K W
No. of miles per dav... 951,2 240.6 139.6 169. 158.8
Speed at 9 o'clock , 6,8 2.4 4,6 5.1 4.4
Amount for 24 hours... .03 T, o O, Q.
Amount since Sept. 18. 12.36 12.36 12.36 12.36 12.36
Percentage at 9 o'clock. .64 .86 .71 .71 .63
Grs. Water per Cub. Ft. Air 7.24 8.50 9.65 9.65 7.43
Estimated Hours 9. 9. 9. 5. 9.
P, S, Under Rain "T. 0." stands for "Trace Only,"
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1912.
Special to The Garden Itland.
Hanamaulu, Feb. 17. - An eight
year-old son of J. Freitas Suvada,
residing in one of the plantation
camps had two fingers torn off and
received numerous lacerations
about the face this morning as the
result of a premature explosion of
a giant fire-cracker which he held
in log tmiul. H -wtt-taki n lirthc
hospital where his wounds were
dressed by Dr. Ptttman.
A press representative visited the
scene of the accident, but wns un
able to learn how the child came to
get hold of the fire-cracker. The
child in a semi-conscious condition
said that he "found something and
touched a match to it and it made a
big noise." The noise w.iS what
attracted the neighbors who found
the little fellow in a mangled con
dition. He is at present resting
easily and no complication is ex
pected. Artist Wix Coming
In a letter to a friend, Otto Wix,
the well-known painter of Kauaian
landscape, tells of h i s having
held a number of highly success
ful art exhibitions and his inten
tion to return to the islands in the
not distant future. M: Wix is in
California and while he is happy
and well, lias become possessed
with an irresistable desire to re
turn to Kauai, and embodies a re
quest in his letter to have Tin;
Garden Island to say to his
many friends that he is looking
forward to another delightful visit
Lihue s Town Site
Rumor to the effect that Lihue
is to become a real town is taking
on definite shape. Surveyors were
put to work yesterday and the
future town site of Lihue is there
fore a settled question. Particu
lars as to the amount of land to be
devoted to the purpose arc not
yet obtainable, but enough has
been learned concerning the
scheme, to prophesv that Lihue
will soon be placed on the map as
the "second town" in the Terri
tory. A move is on foot to or
ganize a chamber of com
merce, the idea being supported by
a majority of our prominent
Excursion To City
At 5 i'. M. this afternoon, the
Inter-Island Steamer W. G. Hall
will head her course for thf scene
ot the floral parade, laden with ex
cursionists. The people of Kauai
never fail to meet the Co., in its
endeavors to please them, as is
demonstrated by the large booking
for to-dav's excursion.
Grove Farm Is Best
"The new buildings which the
Grove Farm plantation i s con
structing for its labor, a few of
which are already completed, are
tlie best that I have seen in fhe
Islands," said Dr. Victor S. Clark
to a reporter last week. All of
which shows that Kauai'takes the
lead in another important inter-island
ENDING FEBRUARY 16, 1912.
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The Garden Island's annual i News bearing the sad intelli
George Washington prize contest gence of the passing away of Hon.
was announced Friday and then, Geo. II. Dole, Father of Judge C.
oniy to scnoois which could be
readied by ttlcphone, the idea be
n ir a desire tocatcli the vouiiirsters
unexpectedly and to thereby throw
them on thur own reH-Giisibility
entirely. The result was most sat
isiactorv. lively paper which
reached this office was accredit to.
the writer and considering tliai
most of tliem knew nothing of the
contest until as late as two o'clock
Fridav. and thatthev were instruct
ed to have all compositions mailed
on the followimr niorniticr. makes
the efforts of these brielit vouiiir
sters the more rem rka le
A prize of five dollars for the
best composition and $2 50 each
for the next best two. was offered
and were captured bv the followimr
Alfred Souza Grade VIII.
Shigeno Kimura Grade VIII.
Chang Lun Grade VII.
We rejrret that lack of soace will
not permit the publication of all
the. winners, but if our boys and
girls will watch the next issue,
they will find them. If nossible
we will publish all the papers re
ceived. The first prize wi'iniincr
slorv bv Mr. Souza follows:
A child was born in Westmore
land County, Virginia on February
22, 1732. His father named him
George Washington. His father's
name was Augustine a u d his
mother's name was Mary.
George was the oldest" of the five
children. Their home was on a
plantation and the father had many
horses, cows, sheep, poultry and
crows. The nearest playmates that
Ceorge Washington had lived
several miles away. H e played
with animals, and loved to go out
fishing and hunting.
He was very fond of horses, and
always rode on a little pony called
H:ro. He was a true little boy,
obedient to his parents, and was
not afraid of anything.
His father died when George was
eleven years old. Mrs. Washing
ton worked hard all day long, and
taught her children how to read
and to be polite.
Whsn George Washington was
fourteen yeais old he decided to
become a sailor, but his mother re
fused to let him go. He was a
very fast runner, and could throw
stones a long distance.
At the age of sixteen he studied
surveying, and soon went to survey
the lauds for Lord Fairfax. He
staid there for three years, and be
came strong and good looking. He
was six feet two inches in height.
When he was twenty-one years
old he was made major o f the
Governor Dinwiddle wanted to
send a message to another General
by a brave man.-n-d he chose
George Washington to carry it.
He walked s - bundled miles
through densv .urests. The people
all loved W ''ington, and thanked,
him for hi ravery and for win
ning UK- ' ot the battles.
In 1. i his oldest brother Law
rence ' ied of consumption at his
home ..i Mount Vernon. So Geo.
Washington went to live there, to
take charge of the place, and a lit
tle girl. Not long after, he mar
ried a w i d o w who had several
children. Her name was Mrs.
George was very fond of child
ren, tho' he did not have any.
He worked on his farm, a n d
took good care of his slaves. In
the year 1775 the Revolutionary
War broke out, and a battle was
fought at Lexington.
Seeing that war had begun,
Congress needed a leader, so it chose
George Washington as commander
in chief. Washington had very
few soldiers, and little ammunition,
and his soldiers were very poorly
One Chrstmas night Washing
ton and his soldiers
Delaware River, and marched to led the father of our country. The
Trenton, and captured the British capitol of the united States was
soldiers. named after him.
Not lonu after, General Com- Alfkkd Souza,
wallis surrcndmlto the Amcricaus,1 Kapaa, SchooU Grid? 6
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50- PER YEAR.
IS CALLED HOME
is. j;ole and brother of Hon. San
lord 11. Dole, was conveyed to the
tormer by wireless yesterday morn
ing, death coming ns the result
of heart failure at his home in
George Dole was born in Hono
lulu in June 1842, where he spent
his early youth. At the age of
thirteen he moved to Koloa wheie
he received his early education,
and where in after years he held a
responsible position with the plan
tation. In the sixties Mr. Dole
traveled rather extensively, visit
ing the sugar districts of the south
with a view of gaining further
knowledge in the growing of cane.
Returning to the Islands, he came
to Kauai and became the manager
of the Makee Sugar Co.'s planta-'
tion at Kealia. Educational facili
ties being limited, Mr. Dole decid
ed to loave the Islands and to set
tle in a community w here his
children could receive the benefits
of proper educational training, so
he moved to California, settling
in Riverside where he heenmp n
I successful orange grower and real
He was a member of the Ha
waiian Legislature of 1888, and
was later elected as County Super
visor in his California home. A
widow, ten sons, three daughters
and eight granddaughters survive
An Auto Accident
Special to The Garden UtanJ.
Waiuawa, Feb. 20. An auto
accident which resulted i n thp
general smashing up of a Buick
roadster o:curred on the Wahiawa
hill the ether day. The machine
was the property of a Japanese,
being a recent addition to the
Waimea auto service. The driver
and a lone nassemrer unt.inclpd
themselves- from the wreck en
NEW BOOKS FOR WAIMEA LIBRARY
990 Jude the obscure,
991 King of Rome,
992 The Forest Lovers,
993 Options, O. Henry.
994 Cy Whittakers Place,
Joseph C. Lincoln.
995 Rosnah, Myra Kelly.
996 The Music Master,
997 Mam' Linda.
Will N. Harbin.
998 Keziah Coffin,
Joseph C. Lincoln.
999 The Iron Woman, -
, Margaret Deland.
1000 The Prince of India,
1001 The Life Everlasting,
1002 The Case of Richard Meynell.
Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
1003 Denry the Audacious,
1004 A Likely Story,
William dc Morgan.
1005 Mother Carey's, Chickens.
Kate Douglas Wiggin.
Washington's soldiers were sent
back to their homes again.
The Colonies needed a govern
ment, so they elected George
Washington as their first president.
He was president for a first and
aecond term. The people wanted
him to be president for a third
term but he refused, and went back
to his home at Mount Vernon.
George Washington died when he
was sixty years old. A speaker in
Congress said that he was first in
war, fir.st in peace, first in the hearts
i of his countrymen.'' HewascalW