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Mas El8i0 ivilcox. SUGAR Raws, I.5S. Doi'ts, no sule Mkt. Unsteady The Garden bUnd Keprweuts Kauni. ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 12. NO. 1. LIHUE. KAUAI. TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY. JANUARY 4, 1916 SUBSCRIPTION RATES. $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY 9- 0 V 9 I - v 1 i n CLERK IS SHORT AROUND $20,00,0 Hans Reichelt, assistant book keeper for the Lihue Plantation Company, was taken into custody by Sheriff Rice last Tuesday, pend ing a complete investigation of his accounts. A considerable shortage has since developed, and the case has been remanded to the grand jury for such action as may be deemed proper. Reichelt has made good a part of his shortage, some being in cash and some in secuiities. The known shoitage is about S19.000, of which $6,806 05 ap pears to have been wrongly divert ed in the past twelve month. The irregularities extended over a peri od of nearly six years. Reichelt had been in tne employ of the Lihue plantation for a great many years and the utmost confi dence was placed in him. He was the time-keeper and had a desk in the general offices of the company The money was more or less sys tematically extracted through the payrolls, and done in such way that detection was not easy in fact had to come largely by acci dent, if it all. No blame whatever is attached to anyone else connected with the company, unless, indeed, misplac ed confidence is to be censured Information of the defalcations came as a great surprise and dis appointment to the officers of the omoanv ana the co-wot ices ot Tie young man. Reichelt has a homestead in the Waipouli region which he has im proved considerably, this property being, however, in the name of his wife. (Special Washington correspondence of 'CHE GARDEN ISLAND.) Washington, D. C, Dec. 17. A unique dinner was given last evening at the Willard hotel by Lunakanawai Arthur Ashford Wilder, of Honolulu, to Hawaiian citizens in Washington and to a number of friends in Congression al and Departmental life. The dinner was given in the Presiden tial dining room of the hotel; the table was profuselv decorated with chrysanthemums a n d flowering ferns bach guest wore a brilliant lei brought especially for the oc casion from the Hawaiian exhibit at the San Ftancisco Exposition. The dinner, went awav bevond the prdinarv Hawaiian feast which is tnown as a "Luau." Over the (Kope" informal speeches relat ing to Hawaiian affairs were made by .Senators Sheppard, Martine, Smoot, Shafroth, Saulsbury and Hardwicke, and by Representatives Scott Ferries, William Kettuer, William 15. McKinley, Phil Camp bell. Albert Johnson, and by As sistant Secretary of the Interior A. Aj Jones, Major General Carter, aki d others. Representative J. Hampton Moore acted as toast master. Delegate Kalanianaole mVde a speech in the Hawaiian language which was interpreted bjSSinator Hardwicke, who learned tje language during his recent tfhnt to the islands. Went To City sThe fallowing sailed in the Ki nau Friday afternoon for Honolu lu: Lucy Lee, Dora Lee, C. Kim, K. Kim, Mas. Basker, Mrs, Fer-rira,- Mrs. Ferira. Miss Multer, Mrs. L. Vidinha, Miss M. Hastie, Miss Marion Hastie, Mrs. McQueen , Henry Blake, Mrs. H. Blake, Ah Chuck, Chas. Hlake, Mrs. Emma Hush, Rosalia La Bernz, Lucas La Motto, Mrs. Kahele, C. 0 Smith, A. S. Wilcox. Mrs. A. S. Wilcox. A. C. Wilcox, Antone Souza and twenty three deck. Hill LUU WASHINGTON MAKAWELI DANCE A GREAT SUCCESS The Makaweli Boys certainly en tertained in grand style on New Year's Eve, the occasion being a masquerade ball at the social hall in that town. The crowd was one ot the largest and jolliest assem bled on Kauai in a long while, and merriment reigned supreme throughout the hours until the early morning. The social hall was elaborately and beautifully decorated, and in it the banquet, feature was spread on long tables. Dancing was in a specially constructed lanai on the lawn. The costuming was probably the most varied and extensive ever at tempted or seen on this island Many of the schemes were almost startlingly good, and a committee of judges would luu'e had a hard time deciding upon the best ones. The Coneys, of Lihue, and a band of Indians, the idea of. Mr. and H. C. Brown, of Waimea, were at once striking as were also, how ever, many others. At 12 o'clock ihc New Year was for in a 1 1 y announced, fireworks were set off and there were rounds of congratulations and good wish es. This was a cleverly conceived and pleasing feature. On the whole the affair was a signal success, everybody having a most delightful time. Mr. Forbes Busy (Special Washington correspondence of THE GARDEN ISLAND. ) Washington, D. C, Dec 13. C. R. Forbes, Superintennent of Pub lic Works, is here endeavoring to secure legislation by which $200, 000 annually for five years shall be taken from the receipts of cus toms in Hawaii and expended in the construction of wharves in the various harbors of the Territory. At present wharves built bv the Territory are liable to seizure at any time by the Federal govern ment and, this being the case, it is contended that the Federal govern ment should assist in construction of this class of public works. Accident Board There will be an important meet ing of the Accident Board in the district court room, Lihue, at 3 o" clock tomorrow afternoon. Vocational Training Mr. E. Allen Creevey, Vocation al Instructor for Kauai schools, returned from Honolulu last Fri day morning,, having attended a special meeting of Vocational In structors, called by the Depart ment of Public Instruction. This was the first time the vocational instructors of the islands have convened. Mr. Creevey brings the information that a contract has been let to furnish one No. 31 Universal Woodworking Machine with one 7 H. P. standard gasoletn engine to run it. This machinery will be placed in Eleele shop when it arrives and will be a desirable addition to the shop equipment of the school shops as material for all the shops can be prepared. The vocational work ot the is land is to be extended as soon as possible :o include gardening at some of the smaller schools. Dr. F.L. Putman returned Wed nesday morning fiom a very pleas ant visit to his old haunts in Cali fornia. AND Sugar, 4.58. Honolulu Judge Kingsbury of heart failure. James L. Coke getting near the co farther way from the postoffice. cials in Washington. jaci: lonaon again disavows 'S NEWS it is not his work but is made in Germany" sentiment, The criminal case against Miss Spring and Peden will be drop ped. Mr. Spring expresses a desire to be divorced from the girl's mother. New beach plans, having to do developing. A million dollars will Purchase of the Irwin site for ficially confirmed. Mrs. Clem Quinn was badly in her home in Palolo Valley. Congress Facing Washingtan Congress faces Persia incident. When national a problem to solve regarding the President will take charge of the Secretary Lansing announces claim that the Lusitania was armed The army and navy have worked out a plan for the protection of the Panama canal zone. The scheme of laud and sea defense is bused upon the assumption that the canal must be defended against anv two allied powers. Military fortifications include large gariiotis. The program calls for a year of preparation during the peiiod the Europe an powers are recovering from the effects of the present conflict. Annual tests of army officers have been declared failures. Inspector-General of the army recommends discontinuance and modification of obstacle riding. Japanese Tokio Japan has ordered three The Nippon Yusan Kaisha has of meeting submarines. Epidemic. Washington One of the worst is now sweeping over the United ment unable to handle situation, Railroad Council Blufis General G. M. er, is dead. Monday Washington Arthur Garrels, sent to the government a report to Persia carried gun. Administration Will Wait The administration has suspended judgment on the niattor of the sinking of the -Persia, to await further particulars. President Wilson will return to his post tomorrow from Hot Springs. Austrian Representative Talks Baron Emich Zweidinek, Austrian charge de affaires and head of the Embassy since the recall of Dumba has reiterated to Secretary Lansing and other State officials former statements in regard to the sinking of the Persia. He has assured Lansing that reparation will he made if commander of submarine held accountable. (Continued on page 6) Kinney Coining Honolulu Henrv W. Kinney, superintendent of public instruc tion, will leave Honolulu on Janu ary 11 for Kauai, where he will spend four dsvs on business in connection with the department of education. He intends to visit all the schools on the Garden Island, taking up matters which have a- risen since his last visit there. The superintendent will give es pecial attention to the plans for the new school building at Lihue, for which S40.000 was appropriated. The new addition to the Central Grammar school in Honolulu will cost about $30,000, and it is esti mated that a similar building may be constructed at Lihue with the money to become available. ilipinos Celebrate Filipinos all over Kauai observed the nineteenth anniversary of the execution of Dr. Rizal last Thurs day. There were parades and ex ercises in all of the towns having Filipino settlements. In Lihue the affair took on quite a preutentious aspect, there being a parade, head ed by a squad of uniformed men from the local Filipino company of the National Guard; exeicises in the baseball park, and a pro gram of a literary character in Hale Hooni theater. LATEST WIRELESS died at Los Angeles on December 20 district attorneyship, and Pache Judge Wilder feasting higher ofli matnoe against soldiers. He says with the Irwin place, are rapidly be spent there. the Federal building has been of burned last night by exploding lamp. Grave Situation grave situation, growing out of the legislators meet today they will have sinking of unwarned snips. The policy to be pursued. that Germany has abandoned the al the time of destruction. To Suez battleships to Suez. changed its route to avoid liability Of Influenza epidemics of influenza ever known States. Manv fatalities. Govern Man Dead Dodge, railroad builder and tight Afternoon U. S. consul at Alexandria, has the effect that the P. & O. liner IS Dr. F. L. Putman, of Lihue, has been commissioned Major-Surgeon of the Third Regiment, National Guard of "Hawaii. The regiment, it will be remem bered, is divided between the is lands of Kauai and Maui, most of the officers being on the latter The commission of Dr. Putman places him at the head of the medical staff of the regiment, a part of which is on each of the two islands. When the Kauai battalion was organized, Dr. Putman was ap pointed a surgeon with the rank of first lieutenant and assigned to it. The new commission is in the way of a considerable promotion. Dr. Dunn, of Makaweli, has been named surgeon of the battalion, with the rank of lieutenant, to suc ceed Dr. Putman. New Teacher Arrives Miss Edna Penniman, of Bur lingame, Cal., arrived in the W. G. Hall Friday morning to take a place in the Lihue school, succeed ing Mrs. W. H. Grote. who had resigned. Miss Penniman recent ly graduated, so is a new teacher in two respects. MAJOR GIVEN KAUA BODY OF JE COOK WASHEpSHORE The bodvX'f vthe Chinese cook of tne wrecked liark- Ivanhoe was washed up on the beach at Ahu lua, McBryde plantation, last Tuesday afternoon where it was discovered bv one Noah Manoi who reported it to the Kauai Rail--road Company. A coronerV jniv was empanelled on the case by Deputy Sheriff Tleiirv Blake and returned a verdict in the same ef fect as that of tlte Chilean. The body was buried in the Chinese cemetery at Han pepc. As careful investigation as is possible seems to indicate that no other lives were l-.st it: the Moini It is now thought to be certain that the body seen ot the mouth of the Haiupepe river and the one seen alongside the bark Biitish Yeoman were one and the same, it having shifted positions rapidlv in the swell which' was running The total known dead are there fore, two persons. It is worthy of note that at the time the Ivanhoe drifted upon the rock breakwattr, the entire ctew of the British Yeoman volunteered to go to the assistance of the dis tressed crew and prepared to low er gboats for that purpose. The captain of the British Yeoman, however, was of the opinion that his boats could not survive in such seas and refused to let the men go. In last issue mention was made of the lack of power boats at Ka uai for service in case of wrecks. It may be explained that there are three motor boats at Port Allen, but all are too small for such ser vice as was in hand on tne night of the wreck CITY WEDDING OF LOCAL INTEREST The Honolulu Advertiser print the fol'owiug story of a romance of Waimea origin: Rev. Cauun William Ault of St. Andrew's Cathedral officiating. Henrv lllgeroth. sugar-boiler with the Waimea Sugar Mill Com pany, of Waimea, Kauai, and Miss Marv Ann Schletntner, daughter of Capt. Max Schlemmer, "King of Laysan Island." were married at one o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of the patents of the bride, 1160 Gulick Avenue, Kali hi. The witnesses were Mr. Bom ke and Miss Therest Schlemmer, sister of the bride. After a short honeymoon spent in the country, M r. and Mrs. Willgeroth will leave for Waimea, Kauai, where they will make their home. The wedding of the Garden Is lander and the Honolulu maid is the culmination of a pretty romance which had its inception shortly at ter Captain Schlemnier left Hono lulu some mouths ago in his little sloop Helene for Laysan Island. Among the persons aboard the Helene were Miss Mary Ann Schleinmer and her little brother, Otto. iThe trip, shortly after leav ing Honolulu, was so rough and Miss Sclemtuer suffered so much from sea sickness that her father hove into Waimea Bay, in KauaiJ and there left his daughter and the little boy. While awaiting an op portunity to return to Honolulu Miss Schlemnier and Mr. Willger oth met. Shortly afterwards their engagement was announced. The wedding took place yesterday. ROW RICE TRIED TD GET CONVENTION (Special Washington correspondence of THE GARDEN ISLAND. ) Washington, D. C. Dec. 15, National Committeman Charles A. Rice, of Kauai, made an earnest effort to have Hawaii give'i larger representation in the coming Na tional convention of the Republican party. He offered a resolution to providethat Hawaii should have six delegjtes.and should be accorded at least three votes in the convention. It was held, however, that the Na tional Committee did not have the authority to fix the representation for the next convention and that this authority existed only in the convention itself. Informally, the Committee advised Mr. Rice to have six delegates attend the con vention fiom Hawaii and assured him that the members of the Com mittee would as individuals use their influence in having the dele gates seated in tin convention and given a vote in its proceedings. The Washinton Times of yester day gave Mr. Rice the following publicity: Chock full of promises and proph ecy. Charles A. Rice, the Repu blican national committeeman from Hawaii, is in Washington to bag the next Republican national con vention for Honolulu. Mr. Rice not only has tempting financial propositions to make to the com mittee, but paints the attractions of a convention in his island in hues as auroral as the Hawaiian sky. The convention, however, is not the only thing that Mr. Rice wants for Hawaii. He would like to get back the two votes which Hawaii formerly had in the convention so that his constituents may have a voice in the affairs of his partv. "Hawa.i wants the next Repub lican national convention, and Ho nolulu is in the racs, "declared Mr Rice. "The financial cud is an easy matter," he said. "Not only will Honolulu meet the requirements by putting up the 8100,000 neces sary to defray the expenses of the convention, but the Hawaiian peo ple will provide steamers to carry the delegates, so that there will be no expenses to these gentlemen for the greatest ten days' sea trip in the world." "As a convention city," he de clared "there is nothing like Ho nolulu. It is the gulden spot of the world. "The one danger however, to the country," he added, "is that the thousand or so dele), ates who will make up the convention should Honolulu be selected, may decide to stay on forever in Hawaii and desert their native state." Mr. Rice is urging that the com mittee reverse itself and give two voting delegates to Hawaii. The Hawaiian votes were taken away when the committee eliminated Porto Rico and the Philippines from a voice in the naming ot candidates. The District of Colum bia and Alaska are allowed two delegates. Mr. Rice says the consensus of opinion is that a mistake was made when Hawaii was deprived of its two votes. There is a general feel ing he said, that the wrong will be lighted, but it is believed, he added, that this cannot be done until the next convention meets. Arthur H. Rice, of Lihue. now residing in Honolulu, has been ap pointed chairman of the board f agriculture and forestry to succeed Albert Waterhouse, resigned.