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"St When you buy War Savings Stamps you do iwj things, you help) our country and yourself. Put your monsy in the govern ment's hands. While Some One gives his LIFE what are YOU giving? think a minute All of Iho Red Croi Wr Find goes (or Wtr Relief ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 14. NO. 52. LIIIUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 31, 1918 SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE ITER SUPPLY When Governor McCarthy vis iled Kiunii hist .Inly his attention Vvns called to the possibility of securing .water from the upper AVnimca drainage basin to irr gate the dry lands nuiuka of the present irrigated area at Kekaha The governor was favorably ini pressed with the proposition and in September Mr. C. T. JJailey, of 1he LT. S. Geographical Survey was sent to make a reeonnaisance mar Jir. isaiieys report was favorable is shown by the fact that recently Mr. YV. V. Hardy assistant engineer in charge of llydrographic work on this island received instructions to proceed at once to construct gauging statins and install automatic water reg isters on the following streams tributaries of the Waimea Kiver :WniaIae, Koale, Mohihi, AVai akeali, Kawaikoi, and Kauai Ui nana. These stations are to be setab lished at an elevation of ;j,()0 feet above sea-level. The idea is to determine the amount of water available iroin each stream at this elevation. The mauka Ke kalia lands are at present arid pasture lands, but if the water is available they can be made into first-class agricultural lands. A party of five men is now employed in constructing trails in the re gions where the gauging stations are to be installed. Mr. Hardy also received in Simmons 10 mum a lour room cottage on the Hunger lot at Ko kee to be used as headquarters by the forestry service and geological survey. :0: -- Till I FT STAMP OFFICII!? School :AuahoIa. Number of pupils: i:i. Sale of stamps for term to Dec. 20, SKSl-.CJ.. Captains: Kesuke Shiraki and Vutaka Ilaniainura. 1st Lieut: Isayo Nakainura. 2nd Lieut.: Ikito Xakamurn. Corporals: Akira Xakamura Kando Sumiiulo, Yun Cook Lai, Kcnloha Pauole, Matsukichi Ka uai and Philip Yalpoon. DEA Til OF A. 11. DAY Xews has just been received of the death in Honolulu of Alfred Hale Day. Deceased was fairly well known here, where he visited his daughter, Mrs. Win. II. Grote, lr. from time to time. He was years old, and was for years re ceiving cashier -of the JJapid Tran sit Co. Mrs. Grote went to tflwn on Saturday but was too late to tind her father conscious. : o : Mech. Henry H. Kranz left on Saturday for Honolulu after spending a ten day's fourlugh on Kauai. While here he was the guest of Miss Carrie llottencourt and William .1. Ferreira, of Ka paa. On Christmas day he attend ed the Christmas entertainment given by Mrs. Senni at the Valley House. He visited several points of interest on Kauai, such as the Harking Sands, Knkuioloiio Hark and the Spouting Horn. :u: . Mr. and Mrs. Guy I' Hankin of Makaweli, gave a reception for ir.s. wiiKenson Saturday even ing at (heir home, which was largely attended by the friends of the latter. ... ... ... ... ... Local News Gathered from here and there .. A Mr. Aubrey Robinson returned by the Kinau this morning. H. C. -Walker, cashier of Hishoj & Company arrived this ni'ornin Mi and 'Mrs. Gavlord 1. Wil cox have been spending a few day on Kauai. E. .W.. Green, of Cation, Xeill & Co., is on Kauai in the interest of his. firm. Mr. and Mrs. (VII. Wilcox and family returned from Honolulu last Friday. ; Mr. .1. (). Warner of the Y. M C. A. is in Honolulu for a few days, lie will return on Friday Dr. Ai K. Handled arrived thi morning ami proceeded to Wai men. where he will visit friends F. 15. Coolc,' sanitary inspector turned this morning, also .1. I) Cook, sanitary inspector for Ke kiiha. M iv and Mrs. D. Elmhorst wish to'thank tilts frjends and relatives who were so kind to them in their recent, bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. E. Allen Creevey returned from town this morning where they have been spending the Holidays. Mrs. Ml'Vle H. Thompson, prin cipal of the Kalaheo school, re turned by the Kinau this morning after spending part of the Iloli days in town. William J. Ferreira is on Kauai spending his Christmas vacation with his mother and grand par nts. A. G. Itorswill, formerly of Ilakalau, Hawaii, is the new engi neer at Kealia following 10. W Kopke, resigned. He is a first- class man and will doubtless give good satisfaction. Mrs. Horswill irrived this morning. rue new ii. I . .iikki will ar ive from Honolulu next Friday morning. lie will Hold services Sunday morning, and will hold in J'jiiiriisii service in tlie same hurch Sunday evening. ord has been received from ludge Dickev, in Hnolul, to the ell'ect that the postponed Hed Cross drive for niembershij) for Kauai will be held during the week January 1!MS. This delay will give time to undertake it iii proper shape and with full equip inij"t Miss Kdith Plant, who has been first assistant trained nurse at I lie Jjinue Hospital lor some months', is leaving bv the Kinau lo-tiay. Mie lias made many friends here whose good wishes will follow her wherever she goes Kizal Day, Dec. :!(), was cele brated for Kauai at Kealia with ippropriale exercises, and a large gathering of Filipinos. Hi.al is the popular hero, the Washington of their country, and Iii.nl Day is their great holiday. Charles A. Horswill, assistant manager of the Dearborn ("herni al (.'o., arrived this morning and proceeded .to Hanalei, where he ill reside- having built a home for himself near that of (V A. UrowH. He will be a welcome ad dition to the social life of Hana- i. Miss Mario Holt, of Honolulu, ar rived Friday to spend tho remainder ot tho vacation porlod with her father. Deputy Tax Assessor C. J, Holt, of Llhuo. A. H. Hobart and Mr. Wilson, con nected with tho territorial board of harbor commissioners, arrived at Xnwillwili on Friday and mado a hur ried inspection of tho government wharves, accompanied by Mr. F. W. Carter. They returned to Honolulu on Saturday. . .j. .j. .;. .j..;. .;. ,j. . IAcut. Leslie W. Wishard, R.M.A. Lieut L, W. Wishard, familiar ly known to all Kauai as Leslie, arrived this morning on a very brief visit to his old home, before aking up his new line of work in connection with the Union Mill in Kohala, Hawaii. lie comes from Park Field near Memphis, Tenu., where he was engaged for several months as expert instructor in the avia tion training school. He tells an exceedingly interesting story of his experiences, aud of tlie arts and appliances of Hying, which we hope to share with our readers next week. :o: Till) HAXAMAULU HALL The new Hanainaulu Hall was inaugurated Christmas Hve with Christmas entertainment for uid by the Hanainaulu public school. A tine large natural tree beautifully decorated and effect ively lighted, occupied the place if interest and honor. There were iiiilal.le exercises by the children, 'ollowcd by a distribution of presents that aimed to be partly, it least, on a basis of merit, and (hen Xmas dainties for all. Last year tliey were cheated out of their 'Christmas because of diph theria quarantine, so this year they had to make up for it. Very iiucli credit is due the teachers who worked very hard to give the hildren a good time. e A MOV IF WOXDFR That profane classic, To Hell with the Kaiser," which has been tarring the world, is now here, ind will be shown at the various daces thistoming week. It claims to be the greatest arraignment of 'russiniiisin ever produced in motion pictures, and to set forth the Kaiser in his real character is a partner and accomplice of Satan. It is reported to be won- derfullv realistic. WEDDING BELLS Miss May Christian, of Papalkou nd ,1. E. Brooks, of Hilo, were mar ried in Hilo on Saturday, December 21st. the ceremony being performed by Nov. Dr. A. D. Shaw of tho First Foreign Church of Hilo. Mrs. IlrooUs Is tho youngest daugh ter of tho lato Charles Christian, of Ilauamaulu, whero tho young lady was born, is well and favorably known on Kauai, whero sho has spent most of her life. Sho taught for several years in tho Lihuo public school and but lately was transferred to Hawaii. Mr. Brooks was until recently con nected with tho Lihuo Ico Works plant at Waimea. ROMANCE OF JUSTICE What may be a horrible mis carriage of justice has come to light through the pardoning, by Governor McCarthy, of Yi Hang Kui, who was convicted in Lihue in 11107, for murder in the second degree and sentenced to serve 20 years in prison. The following account appeared in the Star-Hul let in of the 27th inst. : To have a slice of more than 11 years taken out of his life for crime of which he knew nothing whatsoever has been the unusual experience of Yi Hang Kui, Kor ean, according to a statement made by him Christinas Eve, the day he was pardoned by Governor C .1. McCarthy. This man was convicted of sec ond degree murder in the court at Lihue, Kauai, on March 10, 11)07, and sentenced by the late Judge Jacob Hardy to imprisonment for -0 years. Excellent behavior in jail reduced the term which he would have had to serve to the extent that he would have been released in a year and a half any way. Nearly 12 years ago a China man was found murdered in the camp house at Koloa, Kauab in which Yi Hang Kui, his wife, and j "10I'S l''1'' The wife ' had a paramour, another Korean, living in the same building, and there had been trouble between Yi Hang Kui and this man. Yi was arrested immediately after the murder and hustled oil' to jail. Whenthe ease was called his wife and her paramour appeared as the star witnesses, both testify ing that Yi killed the Chinaman. Upon their evidence the convict ion and sentence were based. "I had absolutely nothing to do with the killing of the China man," declared Yi Hang Kui, as he was about to regain his free dom, "i narety knew tlie man ami uao notning whatever again it him. My wife died some years ago and her lover has, I under stand, disappeared. I have been the innocent victim of a wicked conspiracy which cost me nearly 1 1 years in prison." Yi proved quiet, orderly and rename lor a nunincr ol years and has been a trusty; in fact, for quite a while he was permit ted to work around government buildings without a guard or other restraint except that lie should report back at the prison at the regular time in the after noon. :o: A Welcome Christmas Present The long delayed pay of Co. H, Itli L'eginient, Hawaiian Infantry, National Guard- for the' scmi-an- mini period of .lune :!(), 1017, has , just been received by Iv. C. Hop per, who was commander of the company at that time. The vouchers arrived on the 111, inst. and proved a iaost wel come, as well as unexpected, Christmas nresent. to those of,e(l funeral, conducted by tho Uov. J. the old company who are still on 1 I the island. The majority of he men who composed the company are now at Scholield Harracks with Co. K, 2nd Dawn. Inf. Some are in the Navy, while several others have returend to the Philippines. The W. S. S. drive nears a finish with the deficit reduced to $7(1,2 15 on Saturday- which will probablv' . . . .. - .. , ' be made up before the time closes to-night. THE COLONEL ENTERTAINS Christmas was a great dny a mong the children of the Kapaa school. In a mighty bunch, near ly 700 of them, thev were invited to spend the day with Col. Spald ing at his Valley House. Hy re .ays in trucks and autos they were conveyed thither, and then they were given the freedom of the whole place with all its wonders, .uid facilities for entertainment The Colonel laid himself out. with the assistance of his daugh ter, Mrs. Senni, and the teachers of the school, to give the children a good time, and you may be sure they succeeded. Never before have the children had such a time. :0: i .... .J. 4 .j. j. .j. .j. .5. . MAKAWELI NOTES 4 -I -J J J ? t I Christmas Eve tho homo of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Baldwin waj a sc'ono of much merrymaking. At 7:15 the children of Makaweli began to gather about a wonderful Christmas tree which was tastefully arranged for the occasion. Santa Claus appeared and showered gifts on the littlo ones first and later to the grown ups. $ 4 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Baldwin en tertained a large number for Christ mas dinner including tho teachers and others who are far away from their own liomes for this Lovo Feast. Hoover's picturo was turned to the wall and all partook freely ot a most delicious dinner. Singing and dancing and old fash ioned games helped fill tho afternoon. A tosto was proposed, "Here's to the Baldwins. May they HvohI thousand years, and if a thousand years less one day for lifo were not worth living, with the Baldwins away." 4 Tho singing of Christmas carols was a pleasant feature of tho evening also. MI33 Helen Center, who is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bald- w.'u. camo out In a charming Blue Bird costume and favored tho mtjrry makers with one of her graceful danc es. Delicious refreshments wcro 3crved after which tho evening of delights was finished off with tho old fashion ed "Virginia Keol." I iirs. i. .u. iuunuy and son are visiting her sister, Miss Carrie A Thompson, principal of Makaweli school. Mrs. Mundy teaches in tho Honolulu Military Academy, Miss Itoma Beach, of Olaa, Hawaii, Is visiting her many friends in Maki well. Miss Beach taught in Mal:a we'i lait ye.v. j. .j. .j. Miss Helen Center and Miss Sybil Johnstone are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Baldwin. Miss Johnstono is Mrs. Baldwin's sister. :0: HANS ELMHORST DEAD Hans Elmhorat. aged twenty-flvo I years, and oldest aon of Mr. and Mrs. D. Elmhorst. of Lihue, died in Hono- lulu on tho 24th. ' I Taken 111 on Monday, pneumonia' speedily ended his young and promio j ing life. Elmhorst was connected With thn Honolulu Irnn Wnrlra no nmchlnlsti and WM universally liked on Kauai whore he had spent most of his life. Tho sad news was recoived Wednesday by wreloss and camo as a great shock to tho famlly.Cromatod In Honolulu, tho remains arrived on Kauai on Friday and a largely attend- M- .to. took place at , Llhuo at S10 00 KEWMM) ,,.,. ii'. foiimit in Vhicl. will lenil lo tll0 1IITest ,, (.ouvk.lion ,lf i. ,..i. , pound turkey toiu of A. D. Hills. Win. IIKXKY KICK. Sheriff. We don't know who stole that turkev from A. I). Hills, but we i i , , , . . , do know who would have s'toleu it if the chance had offered. WHAT TE COMMUNITY NURSE FINDS Miss Castro, the community nurse- when interviewed recently, said substantially: Great nens of the Xcctl. "I have been here in this capa city about two months now, and the thing that impresses me most is the greatness of the need, and the large amount of work to be done. Yes, as you say, a good deal has been done to improve conditions, but so much still re mains to be done, that really, it doesn't seem as though much of an impression had been made. "Perhaps the largest showing has been made in the matter of the, ehildrens' teeth. The Lihue md Hanainaulu schools have been handled in this respect, and the defective ones pulled, that were so far gone that they could not be saved. Hut all tlie dental work proper, in the way of tilling, is still to be done. And the outly ing smaller schools of Huleia and Wailua, have not been touched. Skin Discuses and Dirt. "Tlie most prevalent evils a mong the children are skin di seases and eye affections. The former are very common, but yield quite readily to care and attention. In many cases these ailments are complicated with, and are more or less the outcome of, tilth and physical neglect. "One of the first things, and sometimes one of the most difli cult things, is to get them to clean up. When nice- pleasant, kindly instruction and advice fail of their purpose, I have to get right down to forcible language and "read the riot act" to them. I have had to give some of them clearly to understand that if 1 caught them in such a dirty state again, I would take them out pub licly, before the whole school, and scrub them clean with a big horse brush. That had its ell'ect. Eijc A j feet inns. "The eye affections are much more serious and more dillicult to handle. Many of them really ought to be segregated, in order to prevent, them from infecting others, but that would fairly (Continued on page 5) :0: FFl'Oh'T OF ,;) CROSS SITOP FOR DEC FM HER Dec. tth, 1!)!) sales netting ?52.- 1 )cc. Dec. 7f. Dec. 7th, 202 sales netted ?SS.S0. 11th, Kit! sales netted (!9.- 1-11 li, :'.7l sales netted 1 ().".(!"). Dec. -Sth, 1"7 sales netted ?SC :if). Dec. 21st, 2o(J sales netted ?7.1.- ". Making a total of ?170.05. Respectfully submitted, DOHA H. LSENBEKG. :0: VISITING HER OLD HOME TOWN Mrs. Alice Carter, principal of tho Walpahu school, and wifo of P. W. Cartor at present on Kauai, arrived on Tuesday morning last to spend her vacation with her husband. This Is Mrs. Carter's first visit to Kauai in twenty years, or since sho lived In Llhuo when Mr. Carter was sheriff of Kauai. Mrs. Cartor is enjoying her visit Immonsoly and is being extensively u' ,uriaineu namaama mends. Sho WH1 return to Honolulu In time for tho openIng of tho 8Cnoola on Ja cth.