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The Garden Island. [volume] (Lihue, Kauai, H.T.) 1902-current, January 07, 1919, Image 1

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Miu Efiie WiJcox
While Some One gires
his LIFE what are
YOU giving?
When you buy War
Saviigs Stamps you
do Iwj things, you
help your country and
yourself. Put your
money in the govern
menl's hands.
think a minute
Allof th Red Croi War
Fund ioe for War RelUf
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 15. NO. 1.
By T.
Mukaweli had its annual New
Year's masquerade ball on Tues
day evening. Ah usual, it was a
huge success. All present (and it
was a oig affair) enjoyed them
selves immensely.
The affair look place at the
Morrison Hall, the rooms of
which were very convenient for
the purpose. The hall was ar
tistically decorated with many
lings of various nations, Old
Glory, of course, being in pre
dominance. The porch and walk
were festooned with bright Jap
anese lanterns. Beautiful ferns
and flowers, gracefully arranged,
completed the decorations.
Splendid music was furnished
by the Lihue string band, and
they were enthusiastically ap
plauded after cacli, dance.
There were many clever and'
beautiful costumes worn by the
guests. Yama Yuma, suits of
striking colors and designs seem
ed to be the most popular among
the men folks, probably because
they are so easily worn. The
ladies seemed partial to pierette
The costumes of the ladies all
showed signs of much work and
discretion. They all deserve
great credit, but lack of space
permits me to mention but a few
of the most notable ones. One
that attracted a great deal of at
tention was a fantastic affair;
the full, white skirt being trim
med with red cocks- chasing each
other around it. The hair orna
ment was a Hat pancake-shaped
thing trimmed with long, red
streamers, and set in a very chic
manner on the lady's pretty head.
The wearer of this garb was very
charming, and there was an end
less string- of- would-be dance
partners about Iter all evening.
There was a very captivating
little ballet dancer in blue, who
never was seen to decorate the
wall once throughout the evening.
Two little things in Huffy pink
and blue dresses and large hats
to match, commanded a great
deal of attention.
Three graceful Greek Goddes
Mr. 1). P. 11. Isenberg is spend
ing a few days on Kauai, visiting
with his sister, Mrs. Isenberg.
Miss Marie Holt, of Aiea, re
turned to town after a short visit
at Nawiliwili.
Mrs. Alice Carter, principal of
AVaipahu school, departed Satur
day by the Kinau after having
spent; a delightful ten days in
JCnoka Lovell, Sr., deputy
sheriff of Lihue. celebrated New
Year, with a great luau to his
many friends.
At Kipu, William Kaiawe (Bil
ly Button), and the do Spains
celeliratfd the New Year; luau
aii'J dancing b"ii.g the attraction.
Many responded to the call and a
jolly time was had.
Anton Theilen. head luna of
Lihue, relinquished his command
on December 15 1st and is moving
to Ilanalei with his family to en
joy a well earned vacation. David
Jamieson, formerly of I'aauilo
and I'ahala, is in charge now and
experts to move into his quarters
on the road to Kapaia soon.
n. ii.
ses glided in and out among the
crowd with many admiring eyes
following them.
That jolly and lovable old
negro mummy and her delightful
little Southern mistress must not
be forgotten. These are but a
fow of the many ladies' costumes
that deserve mentioning.
Among the gentlemen, there
many comical costumes. One man
appeared as Buster Brown, and
being of no small measure hori
zontally.'diul vertically, he made
quite a ludicious character.
There was a very charming,
though unusually large .Japanese
'woman in a gay kimono with obi
and everything else that goes to
make a complete Japanese cos
tume, pigeon toes included. She
(for aparently it was a "she")
had a most beautiful lily-white
complexion at first but strange
to say, it began to crack and peal
off after several dances. But this J
fascinating "maiden" revealed her
sex wlien she accidently pulled;
up her kimono sleeve and display
ed a man's strong, brawny arm.
The Scotchman, in his kilts
looked as though he were
one of the famous "Ladies from
Hell," and had come fresh from
the front.
Two other costumes that are
W(0ll worth mentioning are the
two pirates. They looked quite
realistic and fierce with their
beards and mustaches and sinis
ter scowls.
At eleven o'clock cake and ice
cream were served, after which
as many as could, crowded onto
eth lloor to dance the old year
out and the new year in. Con
fetti had been passed around, and
soon paper was streaming in tor
rents. At twelve the dancing ceas
ed while the guests cheered the
new year in and exchanged warm
and hearty greetings.
At one o'clock coffee and sand-
witches were served. It was not
until the wee, small hours of- the
morning that the happy crowd
set out for their separate homes,
to chalk up another good mark
for the royal entertainers at Mak
i aweli.
F. W. Carter, of the harbor com
mission, has llnished extending
the wharf shed at Nawiliwili and
will shortly proceed to Ilanalei,
where some repairs are to be made
and the shed extended.
Judge Dickey had a mild col
lision yesterday, with the bnnl
and a fence on the side of the
road, and saved himself from
what might have been a serious
smash up in the gulch below by
presence of mind and good brakes.
The mishap was the result of an
over full tonneau which impeded
the manipulation of the car.
Miss Thelina Hopper entertain
ed a few friends at her home in
honor of the boys and girls who
were returning to school the fol
lowing Saturday. The evening
was pleasantly spent at dancing,
games and music.
Among those present were
Misses Edith Bice, Dora Broad
bent and Josephine Moragne and
Messrs Neil Moler, Stanford Dev
erill, Hans Hansen, I'aul I! ice,
and Mortimer and Homer Lyd-gate.
I The Nation Mourns Her
Most Prominent Citizen
Colonel Roosevelt, the Man
With the passing of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt the world loses one of
the most original, impressive and forcible figure in all history. While
there were many who could not always agree with him In his epphatlc
and decisive convictions, no one could deny that he was a mighty strong
man, and a man pretty sure to get there. Such men men with convict
Ions, and the couraae of them, are always at a premium, and are parti
cularly needed just now when there Is so much chaos abroad, and so
much danger of drifting onto the reefs of anarchy.
News About the Harbor
A letter has just been received
by the Kauai Chamber of Com
merce from McClellan in Wash
ington, stating that General Tay
lor, of the Corps of Engineers
had reported the Nawiliwili Har
bor project favorably, as the re
sult of which the I livers and Har
bors Committee has adopted the
project and made provision in the
bill for an initial expenditure of
.n0,()()(). This is with the under
standing "that rail connections
shall be established within a
reasonable time."
One of the most successful of
the various holiday affairs wes the
delightful dinner dance given by
Mr. and Mis. C. A. Hue, last Fri
day evening at Kalapaki, for the
benefit of the young people home
for vacation. After a most deli
cious dinner, the evening was de
voted to dancing in the pavilion
to the accompaniment of an in
spiring string band. It was a
cool, crisp evening, especially out
of doors- just the kind for danc
ing. Altogether it was an ideal
a Hair.
o o
The northerly winds of last
week were welcome to many and
much enjoyed. Friday night the
thermometer registered ;":! in Li
hue. It ia reported that thero aro eight
candidates for tho oillc.-o of Supervisor
for the district of Kawalluiu. nil from
Kapaa. Scrape up another one, boys,
and organize a baseball nino.
Hawaii linally went "over the
lop" in the recent W. S. S. drive
to the extent of i?:j(h(J0().
: : : .. .j. 4.
Miss Edith Knights, who has
been visiting Miss Lucille Wight
iluring the holidays, returned to
Honolulu Saturday.
Miss Anis Fennell and Miss
Beatrix Bertleman, two of Maka
weli's teachers who spent their
holidays in Honolulu, returned
I'aul and Sederick Baldwin,
who have been spending their
holidays at home, returned by
Saturday's Kinau.
.Miss Helen Center and Miss
Sybil Johnstone, who have been
visiting Mr. and Mrs, Douglas
Baldwin, returned to their homes
by (he Kinau Saturday.
Mrs. X. M. Mundy and son who
were visiting her sister, Miss
Carry A. Thompson, returned to
her work as le-icher in the Hono
lulu Military Academy.
.Miss Searight, well known on
Kauai, is now in Vladivostok, Si
beria, doing clerical work, either
at the Bed Cross Headquarters
or at the ltussian Island Hospital
in (lie Harbor. .Miss Kuhlig, also
well known here is engaged in
Hospital work there, under the
same organization.
C. A. Ilico returned this morning
from a short visit to town.
It. N. Oliver has announced himself
n candidate for the olllco of County
Francis Gay, who has been seriously
ill of pneumonia at tho Queens Hos
pital In Honolulu, is reported to be
somewhat Improved.
Henry Illalto announces that ho Is
in tho running for tho olllco of County
Auditor at tho coming eluctlon.
"The experience of n lifetime,
thnt's what it was, and we don't
want any more like it!" That
is the consensus of opinion of the
band of teachers who returned
from their vacation outing by the
Young Brothers' launch on Sun
day, after twenty-one hours of
misery and dismay on the high
Afraid of Being
They had counted on getting
back to work in time by the Mika
hala, which they were assured
would leave for Kauai on Friday
or Saturday; but when the time
came the Mikahala wouldn't
budge, and the Inter-Island
powers that-be were obdurate.
Now they know from the ex
perience of other unfortunate
teachers in the past, that if they
weren't on hand on Monday morn
ing at the tap of the opening bell,
they would he docked and dis
credited beyond recovery, and
done for as teachers. According
ly they realized that they just
had to get home, whatever .hap
pened, and at whatever cost.
The Hunt for a
Private Yacht.
It was no use to think of char
tering an Inter-Island steamer.
only sugar barons and munition
.workers can do that. So their
first impulse was to hire a Jap
anese sampan; some of them are
of good size and used to knocking
about in the channels. But when
the sampan captains saw the car
go, they all sliook their heads,
and declined to take the risk; the
weather was too bad, the sea too
rough- and the ladies too many.
Then, in desperation, they ap
plied to the Young Brothers, and
they were game for any adventure
that the teachers were, and if the
latter could stand the trip, they
could; though they warned them
that it wouldn't be any summer
afternoon picnic, with the band
playing on the front lawn.
The Spacious
They got started about two
o'clock Saturday afternoon on the
10 foot gasoline launch, the "Sea
Scout," with two Hawaiiaus to
run her, the one captain and
crew, and everything else, on
deck, and the other, engineer and
everything else, below. There
were four little cubby-hole cabins,
but they were unbearable on ac
count of the smell of gasoline
and engine grease and as
T. Kalahewai and a son of
Kalei Montgomery had n narrow
escape last Tuesday morning
while driving the mail truck down
the Kapaia Hill. Kalahewai and
the boy were driving the one ton
mail truck owned by Hoopii and
Meheula of Kapaa. At the turn
in the road a i-licrt distance down
the hil) on the Lihue side of Ka
paia, the btea-irg gear gave way,
and the truck bounded off the
road and through the frail fence.
In spite of trees and other ob
stacles the truck managed to roll
half way down the side of the
gulch, making several somersaults
in its progress.
Kahalewai and young Mont
gomery were fortunate in escap
ing without serious injury, altho
Kahalewai was unconscious for
a few minutes from the shock, and
soon 11s they got out side, these
cabins were swamped by heavy
The Interest of the
Adventure Culininat cs.
While they were under cover
of the laud it was fairly com
fortable, anil they congratulated
themselves on the romance of the
adventure- but when they got out
from under the lee, and had to
buck .up into the teeth of the
northerly swell, and face the
northerly gale, things began to
assume a different aspect. This
was along about night fall. It
was simply "fierce." Tho seas
swept over them continually, and
when it wasn't seas it was a di
luge of spray that kept them
drenched the whole time; and it
was bitterly cold. There were
two thin blankets aboard, but
what were they among so many.
For most of the time the lights
would not go; there was some
thing wrong with the dynamo.
There was nothing but the tiny
binnacle light, glued to its place,
which was, of course, no use for
anything else. It was so rough
that they could not stir from
where they were put, and there
they had to sit the whole twenty
one hours, cramped, uncconfort-'
able, and most unhappy.
Didn't Care What
Were tliey alarmed? No, they
were too sick to be alarmed. Most
ly, they didn't care what happen
ed and some wanted it to hap
pen quick and be done with it.
There was one exception, how
ever. Miss Gillen; she was equal
to the situation; wasn't in the
least sick ; saw and knew all that
was going on and rather enjoyed
some of it; anyway it was an
Along toward morning they ap
proached Kauai but somehow
managed to miss the Nawiliwili
light, and ly daylight were far
down to leeward, so that it took
them till one o'clock to get back
to Nawiliwili.
They were an exceptionally
limp and used up crowd of girls
when they landed on the wharf;
and they don't want even to think
of the sea again for months. And
as for yachts and yachting, no
more for them for ever.
The heroic participants in this
daring adventure were Miss Gil
len, Miss Sidlowski, and Miss
Ashe of Lihue, and Miss Johnston
and Miss Dorsey of Koloa.
Montgomery received a slight
scalp wound. The truck was
very badly damaged.
On the day previous to this
accident, an old model Stevens
Durea, owned by W. A.' Fernnn
dez, and driven by one of his em
ployees, had u front wheel give
way at a point only about a linn
dred yards above the place where
the mail truck left the road. Fer
nandez' machine left the road, but
fortunately a stone wall prevent
ed the car from going into the
F. P. Gibson, of Catton. Neill
& Company, II. H. Jones, of the
Standard Oil Company, and Mas.
Donald, formerly of the Kauai
Trading Company, of Koloa, are
on Kauai calling on their custom-

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