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ESTABLISHED 1904! VOL. 9. NO. 31,
' Japan9 s Ruler
Passes- Away
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Late Ruler of Japan and Who died at Tokio yesteardy afternoon.
Special to The
Tokio, July 29. Emperor Mutsuhito died here at 12:45 l. m. today
as the result of a complication of kidney trouble and diabetes. His el
dest son Yo'shihito, will probably succeed to the throne.
Although it had been pretty generally known for several days that
tiin Emperor's death was momentarily expected, the news which reach
dfrKauai yesterday afternoon caused a profound gloom to envelop the
entire island. All realized that the life of another great man had gone
out. That a man whose every faculty was devoted to the upbuilding
of humanity, had taken flight. '
Emperor Mutsuhito's reign over the Japanese Empire covered a
period of forty-five years, having ascended to the throne at the age of
16 It is doubtful if there ever was a ruler more universally loved by
his subjects than the Emperor. He was a man of rare ability and had
no superior in diplomacy and as a result is responsible for the modem
Japan of today. His son Yoshihito who will probably succeed his
ifather is 34 years of age, and has had sufficient training to assure the
subjects of his late father that the plans which had been perfected for
the great future Japan, will be successfuly carried out. A widow and
five children survive the Emperor. The Garukn Island extends Us
condolence to the thousands of this great man's subjects who are scattered
throughout the Territory, in their profound grief. .
Prominent People Return Home
o,,rl mv. Ram Wilcox, re
' ' -
fumed last week from an extensive
trip throughout the southern and
eastern states. From San Fran
cisco, thev took the Southern
Pacific which traverses the great
Navada desert, made a short stop
at El Paso, after which they con
tinued on to New Orleans. A trip
was made through Florida, thence
tn Baltimore and on to New York
thev met their ilaugliter
who, after completing a
three years'
course in a German
Pollece of
language was return
ing to her island home. Together
they made a very, pleasant return
trip home.
Ye editor leaves this afternoon
for a two day's vacation in Hono
lulu. F. B. Cooke, the veteran Board
of Health man was in town last
Garden island.
I Band Helps Win the Ball Game
Director J. A. Souza and his
boys in white probably did a great
decl in lending a helping hand in
Hie defeat of the Kilauea team by
our home team last Sunday. Seat
ed i n a convenient p 1 a c e in
the grand stand, the band dis
coursed music which was so en
chanting as t o put life into a
wooden indian cigar sign, much
less a bunch of enthusiastic ball
players. Having the band on
hand is a new innovation which
everybody sincerely Slopes m a y
prove so popular as to make it
possible to have the boys on hand
at each game.
P. G. Riley, of the Standard
Biscuit Co., arrived last Wednes
day on the Kinau. P. G. declares
that the paradise soda cracker, is
responsible for his good looks and
sunny disposition.
Messrs. Seiki of the Hanamaulu
Store and Editor Fukunga of the
Kauai Shinipo, spend Sunday in
Is it legal for school children to
cut trees which they have grown
in the school grounds and sell the
wood, using the proceeds to buy
needful articles for their school?
If the children planted said trees,
patiently cared for them for fifteen
long years, should they not be en
titled to the trees? ;
In the old Hanapepe university
grounds several large trees have
grown up within the last fifteen
years', having been planted and at
tended by t he school children.
Supervising Principal H . H .
Brodie, thinking''that some benefit,
could be had from the sale of these
trees," successfully disposed of a
number of them, and with the pro
ceeds, purchased a phonograph and
Now he is in pilikia however,
and must obey a mandate to
"touch not a single bough." It
seems that the laud occupied by
the old school is under lease to
Gay & 'Robinson, who on learn
ing of Mr. Brodie's plans, served
notice on the veteran educator to
desist from h i s money making
plan, as the lessees considered
themselves entitled to them. Some
question has also been raised as to
the legal right of the County of
Kauai to remove the old buildings,
but since the Hoard of Supervisors
have authorized this, it is not like
ly it would do so without making
satisfactory arrangements with all
parties concerned.
Brief Breveties
Frank Crawford returned from
a trip to Honolulu last Friday.
1. J. Hurd of Jas. Schwartz,
Ltd., Honolulu, arrived Wednes
day. Ensign Lyman of Koloa was in
the county seat Thursday.
Mr. Fisk, a retired railroad man
living in Oakland, is touring
The road between Lihuc and
Kapaa is said to be more holy than
County Auditor Maser transact
ed business in Waimea last
Proi. lsanos l s lecturing t o
crowded "outdoors" in Waimea
and Kekaha.
William Elliot has the contract
for constructing the extra school
rooms for Koloa.
Representative Hughes of the
Honolulu Iron Works, arrived on
the Hall Friday.
The Waimea Slablcs-Co.," has
purchased a number of extremely
fine horses from the Niihau Ranch.
The many friends of Mrs. E. II.
Carter aic pleased to learn of her
recovery from a painful attack of
ear trouble.
A notice of a call for jurors ap
pears in this issued Judge Dickey
having decided to hold a special
term of court.
Quite an interested crowd o f
spectators' witnessed the lifting in
to position the new wireless mast
Friday and Saturday.
A number of pretty Kamehame
ha school marms who have been
summering in the mountains, re
turned to Honolulu by the Kinau.
St. C. Sayers, manager Rainier
Bottling Works, o f Honolulu,
came down on the Hall Friday
and returned on the Kinau Satur
day. Workmen are Engaged in con
structing the new school buildings
at Hanamaulu. Two additional
class rooms and a cottage are to
be built.
Judge Hofgaard, under whose
supervision the n e w Waimea
schools have been constructed, de
serves a leather medal as a record
school builder.
Some of our local pedestrian en
thusiasts are just awakening to an
appreciation of the splendid moun
tain climbing which lies within
easy access to Lihue.
Leap year was happily observed
last Saturday, when pretty Miss
Stella Padgett, the belle of Maka-
weli, daughter of Steam plow En
gineer Padgett, quietly hied her
self to Koloa and was mariied to
the young man of her choice-
Johnnie Honan, being the for
tunate young man. There are
well founded sitMiiscions that
Johnny was expecting her, as a
pretty cottage had been prepared
for her reception, and in which the
ceremony took place at 6 i'. M.
Rev. bather Hermann officiating,
The wedding over, the parents
were acquainted with the facts,
and after the usual trend of events,
the parental blessing was heartily
bestowed upon the happy couple.
Johnny Honan is an employee
of the Koloa Plantation, and one
of the most popular ball players
on Kauai, being considered the
peer of all our local southpaws.
Mrs. Honan is the eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. II. S. - Padgett,
of Makaweli, is one of our po
pular young teachers and will be
greatly missed among the younger
society set at Makaweli. T h K
Gaudhn Island extends congra
tulations to the happy young
Flcinining sure played a star game.
No onslaught excited him in the
least, and he never failed to connect
with the ball at the right time. Ik
sawed wood and made every lick
C. W. SPITZ. The automobile
business will be an expensive pro
position so long as cattle and horses
are allowed the right-of-way on
our public thoroughofares.
W. W. HARRIS. One of. the
pleasantest experiences of my life,
will be the memory of a week's
visit to your beautiful "Garden
Island " It might well be termed
"The Beautiful Isle o f Some
where." ST. C. SAYERS. The third
party dosen't seem to amount to
much as yet, but of, course there
is a chance that Jack and George
may be able t o pull T e d d y
have not been on Kauai for a good
many years and I certainly find it
very greatly changed.
look forward with unfeigned
pleasure to my Kauai trip. The
business men here are among the
most courteous of my acquain
tances, and I've never found a
knocker on Kauai.
P. G. RILEY. I like to come
to Kauai, not because I sell more
Paradise crackers each lime but the
people treat a fellow so blame nice
that he just has a hankering to get
into the "come again club."
DICK ULlYliK.tM anager
Waimea Hotel) Yes, beef is both
scarce and dear, hut thank good
ness mutton will always remain
W. II. RICE, JR. The Lihue
ball team shows the spirit of true
sports in its agreement to play the
contested game over again.
I have informed the
plantations that I am ready to aid
them in repairing their crossings
whenever they wish. The cross
ings are extremely bad and certain
ly ought to be fixed.
II . D . WISIIARD (Supervi
sor). We are getting on nicely
with school buildings. Day labor
is used almost entirely and a
supply of carpenters h a" s been
found in each district to do the
entire work in the same length of
time that one building could be
erected by a contractor.
W . W . Harris, representing
Catton-Niel Co., Honolulu, re
turned to Honolulu on the Kinau
An automobile accident which
resulted in the almost instant
death of little seven-year-old
Matstiyo Shimada, occurred near
Koloa Saturday afternoon about
six o'clock.
Dr. Waterhouse appeared on the
scene almost immediately after the
accident, and as the child" had al
ready died allowed the parents to
take charge of the body.
To a reporter, Mr. Weber said:
' 'I was Hearing the entrance to the
old Drier place, when mv atten
tion was directed to a Japanese
woman who was approaching from
the opposite direction,, driving a
vegetable wagon. As her horse
appeared to be inclined to enter
the road which would necessitate
her crossing in front of me, I ap
plied the breaks and was moving
cautiously, prepared to stop in
stantly in case she attempted to
cross the road. I could see her
waving her hands toward t h e
opposite side of Ihe road, and as 1
came opposite Id the.Drier entrance
a small Japanese girl suddenly
passed in front of the auto. I
threw my ear to the right and had
she not become confused at the
fratnic shouts of her terrorized
mother, and n o t jumped back
directly in fiont of the car, she
would have been safe. As it was
her mother's excitement confused
her. I had turned my car so near
to the ditch that, after striking the
child, we slid in. My wife and
daughter and Miss Gardner were
with me at the time of the acci
dent. I remained on the scene as
long as there was anything I
might do before I proceeded. The
accident is indeed a sad one, and
i am sure eiiere is no one more
regretful than I am that it oc
curred." Would Fix Kilauea Road, Too
Editor Gakdkn Island:
While you are criticising the'
road crossing proposition why not
give a line or two to the road
through the Kilauea Plantation,
where at painfully short intervals,
one is sent skyward as the car
passes over raised ridges.
For the simple reason that in
the above vicinity no attempt has
as yet been made at road-buildiug,
while o n this ' side, w e
miles of which is conceded
to be
the best road in the Territory, and
to p e r m i t destructive crossings,
would and should bring a censor
ship on those responsible for the
protection of such roads. Within
another, year, we will likely have a
macadam road through' Kilauea,
and if Jack Myers doesn't main
tain good 'crossings through his
plantation, it will be the first oc
casion wherein he has ever failed
to do all or more
expected of him'.
than, has been
Bowling Contest On in Earnest
The fifth round of the Isenberg
cup contest played' on Thursday
night, saw C. Maser take the- lead
from A. Seibel, who had formerly
held a score of 212. The remaining
contestants, being twelve in num
ber, are as follows:
N'iuik! (iamci Tut ill PinsAvi'MKi!
Kuhlinann 5 726 147
Maser 5 919 185
Seibel 5 886 172
Winter 4 664 166
Wolters 5 813 163
Crawford 3 480 160
Hills 4 625 156
Morgan- 5 769 154
W. Rice 4 . 585 146
Grote 5 675 135
Dole 4 508 127
Sheldon 5 .597 119
The following seven, one of
whom having gone away on vaca
tion, cannot play tue remaining
ten games or more, and are there
lore out of the contest:
Xaino GiiniuH Total Pins'
A. Rice
P. Rice
Waimka, July 24. Great ex
citement prevails here as the result"
of a report broucht to town this
afternoon to the effect that a party
of Kamehaineha school teachers
w li o have been encamped near
Mimuwela had found gold Willed Vi
wuue ui some sixty do lars or more
during I heir five weeks' stav on
the mountain. In speaking of the
find Miss Post, w h o displayed
fifteen dollars of almost pure gold
as lier share of flu- fmrl niri-
"Part of us would cook while the
rest dug for cold. It
fun though many a sich was
heard when, after a "hundred
pounds or so of dirt had been care
fully sifted with no trace of the
yellow metal. However, all sichs
were replaced with interest and
renewed inclination to "dig"
when one of the girls made a find.
On one occasion we had labored
for fully three hours with hat pins,
hair pins, bread knife, scissors,
etc., when a shriek (which always
signalized a find) rent the still
mountain air, and an investigation
proved that one of the party had
struck a deposit worth just exactly
fifteen dollars. We staked our
claims and have decided to keep'
our discovery a profound secret,"
concluded the petit speaker.
Miss Roe of the department of
music, was very enthusiastic over
her mountain vacation. "We had
such a ot of neighbors." said Miss
Roe. "A wild hen made friends
with us on the second day we
were there, bringing her little ones
around for food every day. We
learned where she roosted and
sounds of distress which floated in
to onr wigwam late one night in
dicated that others also had located
biddy's retreat. Further evidence
of her difficulty was found in a
bunch of feathers the next morn
ing where we were accustomed to
seeing her. Wild cats and dogs
were numerous, but we had a big
gun with which we were all fami
liarhaving had it swung with a
blue ribbon across the corner of
the tent. In addition to the gun,
each girl' was'provided with well
known and extremely dangerous
weapons such as the proverbial
hat pin, salt shakes, or pepper
boxes, etc., all of which were kept
where they could- lay their hands
qn them at a moment's notice.
Talk about bravery! Why the
bravery of our girls was simply
marvelous." ' "Let me tell you
'bout onr garden, ' ' chirpped in an
other sweet voice. ' We grew
lettuce, raddishes, tomatoes sweet
corn, sweet peas why, yes of
course it was all done i n five
weeks. The wild begonias and
roses were simply gorgeous, and
every one of us had the greatest
time imaginable." "One of the
chief attractions to my mind," said
another, was the delightful swim
ming pool. About 3 i. li. we
would hie ourselves down to this
pool and from the large smooth
boulders which protruded from
out the sparkling water, we would
take a plunge into its depths.
Several of these stones are to be
found in the pool, on top of which
we would sit as so many turtles,
sunning ourselves to our hearts
content. We came down today,
eacn riding a nroncuo wnicii per
sisted in chasing imaginary cattle.
I he entire distance (25 miles)
was covered in five or six hours
and sorry as we were to depart
from our mountain home (and
gold mine) the city of Waimea
looked mighty good to us."
Thursday evening, last, the
Kegel Club established a record
high score. Wilbe Rice Jr., Maser,
Wolters and Hills, pulled off a
game with an average of 19 0
points. W. W. Harris, and Charlie
Hall of Honolulu, were guests of
the club.
The Nawiliwili Garage is to en
large its plant in order to increase
ts facilities to handle the increas
ing business. A machine shop
directly in the rear of the present
garage, and an enlargement of the
! office is among the plans. Lumber
is arriving and the work will be
gin at once.

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