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RT ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 13. NO. 23. LII1UE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. JUNE 5, 1917 SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY' M
STOCK ON THE
There is n very sharp corner on
the road at Koloa, near the old
mill, where there is much traffic;
and where, of all places, there
ought to bo n clear coast ; yet very
commonly at night, there is loose
stock that hangs about more per
sistently and more wantonly than a
lot of bums about an open saloon.
One of these, days there will bo a
serious accident at this corner, and
then perhaps, after lives hud been
lost, measures will be taken to re
move the nuisance. Wo understand
that an stray ordinance was passed
months ago, covering just such con
ditions, but it hasn't occurred to
.anybody to enforce it in that neigh
borhood as yet.
.Convention Called off
Word comes to us from the Ha
waiian Board Council in Honolulu
that the Annual Convention of the
Sunday Schools and Christian En
deavor Societies of the Islands, set
for June 26, will bo withdrawn for
This determination is the out
come of a demand for economy and
tho husbanding of our resources for
future possible needs;- it will relievo
the various communities of a large
burden, in fact a double burden,
that of sending their delegates to
Honolulu and of entertaining them
while they are there. This with
drawal, of course, includes tha song
The regular annual Church Con
vention. known to the Hawaiians
as the 'Aha Makua," "will how
ever be held as usual, according to
tho original program.
Shortly before midnight last Tues
day tho garago and stables belong
ing to the Kapaa Wine Company,
of Kapaa, together with three auto
trucks, were destroyed by fire.
Tho origin "of the fire is not known
other than it started in the garago
end of tho building and that it was
a gasoline blaze.
Manager C. B. Gray is inclined
to the belief that someone was help
ing himself to gasoline from tho
trucks and used a match to find his
Electric Lights In Hospital
,An Electric Light system has been
successfully installed in tho Waimea
Hospital through tho efforts of tho
ladies of the Waimea district.
The idea was originally planned
by the late Mrs. S. D. Heapy and
at her death, Mrs. T. Brandt, Mrs.
E. A. Kmulsen, Mrs. W. K.Shultz
and Mrs. Wm, Danford took the
matter in hand and raised tho re
quired amount for the plant itself
and tho Kekaha Plantation en
Those personally interested wish
to thank all who so generously sub
scribed to tho worthy cause.
Change and Exodus
From advanco indications there
are going to bo wholesale changes
in the personnel of tho public schools
of tho island, for the coming year,
mostly among the Coast teachers.
. At Koloa four or five teachers are
leaving, at Eleelo five or six, and
at Kapaa a like number, while at
other schools there will be material
changes, if not so sweeping.
As a rule these retiring teachers
have commended themselves, both
to the schools and tho communities
in which thoy have served and we
will be sorry to see them go. Most
of them, we understand, return to
tho Mainland, and some will ven
ture into tho untried and uncertain
realm of matrimony. Our congra
tulations go with them, also our
sympathies, in case thoy shall
Speedy Work With
Cupid In Command
The following frorn tho San
Frncisco Chronicle will bo of inter
est to manj1 friends here:
A separation of a few weeks
proved more than tho impetuous
love of Francis Ernest Gay, son of
Francis Gay, the millionaire Ilono
lnlu banker and planter, and Miss
Laura Low, also of a prominent
and wealthy island family, could
endure, and when tho two met hero
Tuesday, on tho arrival of young
Gav from a business trip to New
York, thoy decided to delay no
longer. Both are' just turned 20.
Miss Low, who had been visiting
relatives here, called a limouisino to
the Palace, and in a record-breaking
shopping tour consuming just
one hour purchased a complete
Then followed a telephone mes
sage to their friend, Dr. Bruno F.
Sandow of 297 Lee Street, Pied
mont, asking if the wedding could
be staged there. Dr. Sandow agreed
to provide minister, attendants and
guests by tho time they crossed the
bay and secured a license.
Just three hours from the time
the couple made their decision to bo
married, thoy stood before a minister
in Dr. Sandow's home and were
Miss Eva Stoin was maid of honor
and Allison Jordan was best man.
Tho wedding was as formal as
though planned for months. Dr.
Sandow provided a delightful sur
prise when ho ushered the twenty
five guests to a perfectly appointed
supper, done by the leading caterer
of Oakland, all on an hour's notice.
Snow White at Koloa
The Snow White cantata at Ko
loa, Saturday night, was even more
of a success than people had expect
ed. Natural intelligence, good voices,
careful training, and beautiful cos
tumes must tell, and they certainly
did on this occasion.
As usual the little ones were naive
ly interesting and delightful, and
showed remarkable training. In the
midst of tho play the lights went
out, and stayed out for what seemed
an age, yet it didn't rattle the chil
dren at a, thoy went right on as
though that was part of tho show.
The costumes called forth a great
deal of surprise and admiration
they were creations of wonder out
of the simplest materials, and have
awakened much curiosity as to how
it was done.
The entertainment Avill net some
$300 or over. :
We understand that they con
template repeating tho performance
in Lihuo; by all means, we hope
The Journalistic Baby
The .very youngest member of the
Newspaper fraternity on Kauai is
the "Kauai Young Men," a Y. M.
C. A. paper under the editorial care
of Messrs. Loomis and Steel, secre
taries of tho Rural Y. M. C. A. work
It is to be a four page bi-monthly,
illustrated and well printed, and full
of interesting things for boys and
young men .
From the suporioT vantage ground
of adolescence we extend a cordial
welcome to tho little stranger and
wish it a long and prosperous life.
We trust tho editors- may not bo
called upon to walk, the floor nights
with their babv.
Mr. Steel Resigns
Mr. Paul Steel, associate secre
tary of the Kauai County Y. M. C.
A. made tho statement in church
last Sunday that ho had become
convinced that ho could not do this
work as ho felt it should bo done
and had decided to give up tho work
Mr. Steel is planning to close his
work hero in a few days and after a
visit to Honolulu will visit somo of
the teachers' summer schools on the
coast and will secure a place as
teacher for next year.
IIUTFUIQI ANfl Q C UAMAKIIA High School Hike EXCURSION TO I
I81IL.II IUL.II1V&J Ul Ui 1 II II 1UI 1 In Hnnmnnn '.
(From the Muni New?)
George Nyslrom, first ollicer
The Inter-island Steam Naviga
tion Company's freight steamer,
Hiiinakua with a miscellaneous car
go for tho Ilamakua coast section
of tho island of Hawaii, was des
troyed by fire early Wednesday
morning in the Alalakeiki channel
between Maui and Kahoolawe. So
great Avas tho headway of fhe flames
when discovered that there was no
LATEST WIRELESS NEWS
Censorship Is Knocked Out
Washington, D. C, June 4. Tho house and senate conferees on the
espionage bill reached an agreement this afternoon. Under the draft
now agreed upon, the newspaper censorship section is eliminated. The
bill is now expected to pass without debate in either senate or house.
Spain Protests Cruelties of the Turks
Madrid, Spain, In an urgent note to Berlin, Vienna and Constan
tinople, the government of Spain today protests against the persecutions,
deportations of people and lootings carried out by the Turks on the Jews
U. S. War Bureau to Insure Lives of Ship Officers, Crew
Washington, D. C, Thcjioiise has passed a bill providing that the
government war-risk bureau shall isurc tho lives of officers and members
of the crew as the cargoes and ships.
Prince Udine's Illness Delays Western Trip
"Washington, The illness of Prince Udine, head of the Italian mis
sion to tho United States, has delayed
Rural Y. M. C. A.
The annual meeting of the Gen
eral Committed of this organization
was lipid at tho homo of the secre
tary, Mr. Loomis, at Elccle on
The treasurers report showed a
very satisfactory condition of affairs
financially, with a very hopeful out
look for the future.
Reports from tho two field secre
taries, gave in some detail an ac
count of tho work inaugurated and
being carried on under the various
heads, and having in view the all
round developement of boys and
young men. The committee ex
pressed surprise -and gratification at
what had been undertaken and ac
complished, and considered that the
work was no longer in" experimental
stage, but was a most pronounced
The secretaries made an urgent
plea for greater cooper action on the
part of the general public.
The present officers were reelect
ed, and one new member added to
French Orphans Adopted
Recent Honolulu pauers reports
that 268 of the French babies are
provided for, and that only 82 re
main out of those assigned to the
Running hastily through the list
of patrong wo find many familiar
names but very few from Kauai.
Among them however wo find the
names of Mrs. A. S. Wilcox, Mrs.
C. A. Rice, Mrs. R. L. Wilcox, Mrs.
A. R. Ewart, Mrs. Senni and Mr.
J. M. Spalding.
The cost of this adoption, for a
single child, is" ton cents a day or
830.50 a year, for tho terms of two
Too Much Speed
A locomotive belonging to Lihue
plantation is lying on its side in the
ditch just back of the Fairview
Hotel as a result of the engineer
trying to get up too much speed on
an empty engine. That both the
engineer and fireman were not kill
ed is a niira'blo, as the engine after
jumping the track and running
along the ties for quito a way,
plunged over the bank, thru the
fence and landed on its side.
rm va m m wn i t tw i - - -
chance of fighting them and the
crew was forced to take to the boats
at once. As it was, two of the 39
men on board lost their lives.
First officer. George Nystrom,
who was on watch at the time, had
just finished the work of setting
slay-sails to steady tho boat for her
run across to tho Hawaii coast,
when some of the crew reported the
smell of smoke. Ho quickly satis
fied himself that tho vessel was on
fire and reported to Capt. Carl
Wichcrt, who had left tho bridge a
short time before and gone to sleep
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the western trip of tho mission.
Music for Her Friends
Miss Janetto Searight gave her
friends a most delightful evening m
her piano recital at the Lihuo hall
Sunday evening, and one that will
be long lcmembercd with pleasure.
Tho selections were entirely from
Chopin, the popular composer for
the piano, and were rendered with a
facility and feeling that were a reve
lation to her guests, who had not
dreamed of the musical ability that
was hidden away under tho demure
modesty of. this popular young lady.
The stage decorations were more
than usually pleasing and harmoni
ous in the simple beauty of pink
begonia and pink shower, in gener
ous masses, in the midst of graceful
potted palms and ferns. Mrs. J.
M. Lydgate acted as patroness and
was mainly responsible for the ar
rangements of the affair.
We congratulate Miss Searight on
her initiative; as every one is say
ing "it was such a nice thing to
do!" Wo hope that sho will doit
again, and always invito tho "Gar
Annual Meeting: Hui Aloha
The annual meeting of this socie
ty, of which Mrs. Win. Hyde Rico
is patroness and presidont, was held
on Friday at the Hawaiian church,
- Tho treasurers report showed:
Bal. forward $473.20, collections
for the year, $250.50, oxpendituies
S2G9.00, balance on hand 81G0.70.
A very generous collection
amounting to 8120 was taken up at
the meeting which will make the
Thero woro also, other reports
which showed gratifying results for
tho years work.
The society combines the valua-
I ble features of a religious organiza
tion and a benefit fraternity, and
has done much to-promote a kindly
feeling of fellowship in tho Hawaiian
community, as well as to minister
to cases of need, or of emergency.
There aro local branches in the
various districts of tho Island, do
ing helpful work in their own com
munities. The parent society has a member
ship of fii, G now members having
been taken in with appropriate ser
vice in connection with tho meet
A party of students from the Kau
ai High School and Grammar School
made a trip to Hanapcpc Falls on
There were some twenty-six boys
in the party; all boys who had play
ed on the school athletic teams.
Rov. J. M. Lydgate, Charles
Dole and the Principal of the school
went with the party.
The start was made at about se
ven o'clock from Lihue, a truck and
an automobile carrying the part'.
At half past nine tho hike began,
and soon, according to Marey's Law
the lino extendentfar up the valley.
There were many beautiful and
interesting sights, and with Mr.
Lydgate to identify the various trees
and plants, the value and interest
The streams were very high from
the recent rains in the valley, and
a heavy rain set in about half past
eleven, so that the trampors travel
led in wet garments, and ate lunch
under a shed.
The return trip w a s made
through mud and rain but the en
thusiasm could not be dampened bv
the rain or the steep hills, and
everyone seemed to enjoy the trip
Annual Church Meeting
The annual meeting of tho Lihue
Union church followed the box sup
per on Tuesday evening, in tho
library rooms of the church. Fol
lowing an opening prayer, tho pas
tor Rev. J. M. Lydgate, made a
brief statement of tho work of the
year, commenting favorably on the
encouraging advanco that had been
made. Tho church membership had
been practically doubled, the con
gregations had increased 50, the
collections had more than doubled,
and an unprecedented amount had
been raised for the Hawaiian Board,
as well as other charities kept up.
Reports were then received from
the various committees, all of which
uiado a very good showing of faith
ful work during the year, with very
Tho nomination committee, final
ly, made its report of prospective
officers and committees for tho com
ing year. As a rule those who had
served so faithfully last year wore
retained, though many of tho com
mittees were reinforced by new
members. Taken up item by item,
these recommendations were careful
ly considered, and some few changes
were made. A new and important
committee was added on entertain
ment, it bejng tho purpose to de
velop the social side of community
life m connection with the church.
Tho meeting closed with the singing
of "Blest vbo the Tie that Binds,"
Must Wear Badges
Country Treasurer Kaulukou will,
from and after the first day of July,
1917, issue badges to all persons ap
plying for a rent car drivers license
On account of the increased num
ber of rent car drivers in the
County it has been deemed neces
sary to enforce the law requiring
badges as that is the only way
proper tijb can be kept on them.
There are now 170 licensed rent
car drivers in the County.
Some 297 children of tho Lihue
and Hanamaulu schools wero treat
ed to a, moving picture matinee on
Tuesday afternoon. They wero tho
guests of a number of generous ladies
under tho leadership of Mrs. P. L.
Rico tinder the auspices of the Mo
kihana club. There was a very for
tunate selection of films and the
children wero delighted beyond
measuro; and thoy will long re
member it as a red letter occasion.
This is one oT a series of treats
that aro meant to include all tho
children of the schools in turn.
The Rons share of the hard work
in connection with the Koloa Can
tata was done by Mrs. Henry Blako,
Mrs. Watcrhouse and Mrs. Kaulilr,
and consequently the lions share of
the credit is due them. "Well done
good and faithful servants.
The following letter to Mr. Rice,
the Kauai Member of the Promo
tion Committco will explain itself.
Honolulu, May 29, 1917.
My dear Mr. Rico:
We have figured out thatUie trip
can be made by parties from Kauai
to Ililo, tho Volcano, Halcakala,
Kahului and return to Honolulu,
stoppingat the Crater Hotel, 851.50.
Stopping at the Volcano House will
be a little more. $53.50.
The Honolulu Y. W. C. A. will
bo pleased to assjst in placing ladies
in Honolulu, and of course, the
Promotion Committee will do every
thing it can to assist. We will have
special motor trips around this is
land and excursions oyer the O. R.
Hoping that you will bo able to
double or treble your party from
Kauai, and asking you to make it
known to them that the services of
tho Promotion Committee, and tho
Y. W. C. A. are placed at their dis
posal, free gratia.
Leave Nawiliwili Juno 23rd.
(Leave Honolulu June 25th. Lahai-
Return Honolulu Juno 30th.
(Leave Ililo 29th., arrive Honolulu
The Y. W. C. A. Cafeteria is only
open foi lunch. This meal costs
20? on an average. The Y. W. C.
A. will bo ready to arrange for a
member of its staff-to attend at Pro
motion Committeo's office on days
parties of teachers arrive and will
arrange for rooms for them. A bed
room in any respectable place will
cost $1.00. There is one room avail
able at Y W. C. A. Homestead to
accoinmodatcthrce girls if necessary,
but it is not very often vacant.
A fair average cost for a teacher
in Honolulu for one night and five
meals would be "82 75 certainly
Very truly yours,
Fiske Singers Coming?
At tho church meeting the other
evening a communication was read
from Maui requesting the coopera
tion of Kauai in financing tho ad
vent to the Islands, in July, of a
Fisko University quartet. This
quartet has an international fame
and, wo are assured, more than
upholds tho traditions of the famous
Fiske and Hampton Jubilee sing
ers of a generation ago.
the proportionable expense, that
Kauai is asked to assume, is estU
mated to bo about S200; they would
spend a week with us, and make a
tour of the Island, giving sjich con
certs as we might arrange, entirely
free of expense beyond that indicat
ed above, together with local trans
portation and entertainment. It
was the general feeling that we ought
to take advantage of this rare op
portunity and get them to 'Kauai,
and that, for such a cause, there
ought not to be much difficulty in
raising the money.
The matter was referred to a spe
cial committee consisting of Wm.
Henry Rice, Miss Elsie Wilcox, and
Mrs. J. M. Lydgate
Box Supper On The Lawn
An annual church dinner is now
the established custom of tho Lihuo
Union church. This year it took
the form of a box supper on the
church lawn, on Tuesday ovening,
each lady member furnishing a pic
nic supper for herself and partner.
Men being somewhat in the minori
ty, ladies wero impressed to tako
their places, which thoy did verv
The suppers were very various,'
but very excellent, and verv ircnor-
ous; tho temptation was to stray
away from your own to your neigh
bors viands. The one exception in
the way of hot food was coffee.
Teachers may have Farmers Bul
letin No. 818, in qualities by noti
fying this office of the number re
quired and making arrangements
for the delivery of same