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Miw Elsie Wilcox
. f$SKr?: XA-T1 . While Some One gives his LIFE what are YOU giving? When you buy War Savings Stamps you do two things, you help your country and yourself. Put your money in the govern ment's hands. think a minute Allot the Red Crom War Fund goes for War Relief ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL. 15. NO. 19. L1HUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. MAY 13, 1919 SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY TENNIS CLUB UP- AND OM At a meeting of the Lihuo Tennis Club held last Friday .evening at the Llhuo Social Hall, It was decided that the club hold a series of tournaments, beginning with a round robin for gentlemen and one for ladles. After the round robins arc played, ladles and gents singles will occupy the courts, followed by doubles and mixed doubles tournaments. Mrs. Hans Isenberg has kindly offer ed two rackets as prizes for one of the tournaments. Other prizes will prob ably be forthcoming by the time they are needed. Dr. E. N. Young and J. O. Warner wore appointed a committee to take charge of the tournaments with In structions to get play under way with as little delay as possible. ' It has been felt for some time that the Club should branch out and cover a larger range of activities, such as bowling, swimming, the promotion of baseball and kindred sports, as well as social events, all of which will tend to make the community lifo more in teresting and enjoyable. Mr. R. D. Moler, manager of Lihue Plantation, has expressed himself as heartily in favor of such a move and says he will lend all possible aid to the project. It Is believed that Grove Farm and Lihue Ranch will also heartily support the movement. To get the project under way with as little loss of time as possible, Pres ident K. C. Hopper appointed tho fol lowing committee to lake up tho mat ter and to report at a meeting called for next Friday evening at the Bowl ing Alley, at 7:30 o'clock: Dr. E. N. Young, chairman; R. D. Moler, of Li hue Plantation; Chas. A. Rice, of Li hue Ranch; Chas. H. Wilcox, of Grove Farm Plantation, and E. H. Wood, representing the independent interests of the district. The possibilities connected with an organization of this character are many, and if given the proper support and encouragement will bo far-reaching and of vast benefit to tho com munity. A Non Partisan League for Hilo HUo is organizing a Citizen Non Par tisan Leaguo which on the face of it looks moro or less revolutionary, but which outlines some promising re formB. Eight definite major purposes . of endeavor are tentatively set forth for tho Jeague, among them the fol lowing: To elect the best men to office with out respect to political affiliation; to cooperate with and assist such men when elected; to initiate and support measures of reform in county govern mcnt; to endeavor to secure an cqult able apportionment of county funds to the different sections of the island; to assist in every possible, way toward comprehensive system of good roads, and the effective up-keep of them, etc. These are worthy aims for any county and if a citizen non partisan leaguo will minister materially to their attainment Kauai had better try league of that kind too. Farewell Send Off Mrs. Guy Rankin of Makawell, as sisted by Mrs. Marcalllna, entertained last Saturday evening in the form of a farewell danco to Mr. Johanne Ilrandt. ,Ir Brandt, who is tno neph lew of Mr. Thorvald Brandt of Wal mea, Is soon to leave for the Orient having China as his destination. Dur lng the evening Mr. Brandt was tho recipient of many useful articles, suit ably designed for uso in the country of heathens. Among tho invited guests-were, tho Misses Melancon, Garlinger, Brodio HaBtie, Butt and King; Mesdamos Rao Oliver, Marcalllno and Rankin; Mas srs. Brandt, Sutherland, Turner, Honv er, Marcalllno, Baggot, E. Knudsen, F, Kmu'scn, R. Macfle and D. Macflo. :o: Mr. A. G, Horn, of Theo. H. Davles & Company, Is on the Island doing business for his Arm. Miss Center to Give Concert Here Kauai will have tho opportunity of hearing Miss Peggy Center sing, in two concerts to be 'given on this Island toward tho end of this month. Her first concert is to bo on the Waimea side of tho island, on Saturday even ing May 24th, and her Llhuo concert will bo given at the Tip Top theatre, on Friday evening, May 30th. Tickets may bo obtained for tho Waimea con cert from Mrs. Guy F. Rankin and for tho Lihuo concert from Miss Edith Rice. General admission is $1.00, and reserved scats $2.00. Miss Center is an island girl, and as such we should all be proud of her, and assist her in every way. Somewhat over two years ago, while passing through Honolulu, Mmo Nelllo Mclba heard Miss Center sing, and was so charnied by her voice and its possibilities, that she took her to Aus tralia with her, where "our Peggy" studied for two years under this great prima donna. Mmo Melba has been called to England to sing before tho King and Queen, and Miss Center ex pects to join her in Loudon shortly to continue her studies. :0: Up Against It At a meeting of tho parents interest ed in the Kauai High and Grammar School hold at the church last evening it became evident that the needs of the school would call for three or four additional rooms for the coming year, and two or threo additional teachers with living accommodation for them. To meet these needB there was only $900 available, which would suffice to build only ono bungalow school room. It was felt that this was a very serious condition of things which call ed for immediate action, and a com mittee of threo, consisting of Mrs. Mm. Henry Rice, J. M. Lydgate, and J. H. Moragne, was appointed to take measures to provide by whatever means feasible, for the necessary ad ditional school room capacity and equipment, and for accommodation for the additional teachers. It was under stood that tho necessary teachers would be furnished by the department of education. Another committee, consisting of Mr. McCluskey, Mrs. C. H. Wilcox, and Mrs. J.. A. Hogg, was appointed to report on probable enrollment for the next year. These committees are to report back to the parents meeting at an early dato so that early and satisfactory provision may bo made for next year, r:0: Getting in Too Deep Competent authorities who are fa miliar with the conditions there, say that they have bitten off more than they can chew in the Philippines In he way of mill construction and sugar enterprise. It is going to strain their resources and thoir. banking resources to finance the large now factories which they have ordered and which are being furnished mainly by Hawaii an firms. Heretofore, in tho Philippines, they have been content to stick by their own native canes, of which they have many varieties, and haven't had any use for Imported varieties from other countries, but now, at length, they are beginning to adopt tho bettor kinds from Hawaii, with an increase In yield in some cases, of GQ per cent. Local Girl Decorated Word has been received from Miss Mabel Wilcox In France that sho and Miss Ethel Damon have been decorat ed by tho Queen of Belgium with tho Order of Elizabeth in grateful ap preciation of their services in wel faro work for tho benefit of Belgian refugees and wounded. Little Tommy Hustaco had a birtli day and a birthday party commensu rate to tho ovent on Friday at his homo on Grove Farm with a dozen or so of his young friends participating Tommy had recently seen somo of tho dark side of thimrs when hn wns vnrv seriously ill. and was falrlv entitled to somo of tho bright side. Hero's to you Tommy and many happy returns, I T T T t Local News Gathered from here and there M. Roclm, traveling man, Is paying his regular visit to 'Kauai. Rep. Chandler and family returned from Honolulu by the Klnau on Fri day. J. M. Kancakua is back from town, whither ho was called as witness In tho election booth conspiracy case. Mrs. II. M. Von Holt arrived by tho Kinau from Honolulu this morning and will visit her childhood homo, Waiawa, Kckaha. Mrs. H. H. Garsten, from tho Coast, is on tho Island and will visit relatives and friends at Waiawa, Kckaha, where she lived as a girl. Roy P. Colo, representative of the Great Western Smelting fc Refining Company of San Francisco, was on Kauai last week In tho Interest of his firm. Senator Coney returned from Hono lulu by the Klnau on Friday. Mrs. Coney remains behind for a few days to install thoir daughter, Catherine, in the Phillips Business School. Senator John Coney Is organizing a gun club on Kauai to competo with the trap shooters of Oahu and other is lands at a trap shooting contest that has been proposed for the coming Ter ritorial Fair. Rep. Kaahu was among the passeng ers by the Klnau last Friday morning. He returns to private lifo and his homestead at Kapaa, from which somo peoplo think ho should never havo been separated. There is a flourishing and enthusi astic Junior Girls' Rcservo Club at Kalaheo, 'organized May G, with Mrs. Maud Thompson as Adviser. The offi cers of tho club are Frances Jardine, president; Sophie Vlerra, secretary, and Rose Ahl, treasurer. This coming Sunday'; is to Bo Kauai high school Sunday at tho Lihuo Union Church. Special reservations will be made for the school which will be there in a body, and will sing one or more of their school songs suitable for the occasion. Come and see what a promising "bunch" they are! A report comes from Sanioa to tho effect that hid treasure to tho extent of $G00.00 has been found In an ex-Ger man backyard, and that treasure hunt' ers are busy digging up that back yard for more. Whon it comes to German money in back yards) Lihue ought to be a good place for treasuro hunters! Mrs. Jackson, Miss Jackson and Master Jackson arrived by tho Kinau this morning and will live at Ahuklnl where Mr. Jackson Is landing manager for Lihue Plantation. A comfortable new homo has recently been built for them. Tho family will bo a welcome addition to the social ond school in erests of tho communuity. E. M. Cheatham returned to Kauai on Friday after a few days in town. He is very much Impressed with tho extravagance of the pace in Honolulu, especially in the matter of ladies wear ing apparel. When ho was thero in the drygoods business, a $50 dress was above the average, something worthy of note, because of its cost, but now moro dresses over $G0 than under, are sold. In his time the highest priced ribbon was $3 a yard now they are selling somo at $20. Sugar Shortage More and more, as wo havo indicat ed, It Is evident that there will be a great falling off in tho product of sugar this season. In the Philippines tho shortage will bo 40 per cent; in Australia 30 per cent; In India 3G per cent. Even In Fiji thero will be a short crop. Unfavorable weather is given as the cause generally. This all goes to inpiiro good prices. :0i Pears all the Year Round Haloy, tho Honolulu tree man, promises avocado pears any month in tho year and all tho rear round. It is only a matter of having the right kind of a treo. It seems thoy can turn them out now, budded stock, set llko an alarm clock for any particular season of tho year, and when yon havo got four or flvo of those timed trees, I to go off In succession, you aro fixed for pear cocktails and pear salad just: to suit yourself. Pela'yaha! SCHOOL BASEBALL UP The iuterseholustie baseball ser ies lias been resumed Willi a ven geance since the recess enforced by the flu for several weeks. The past week lias seen four more games knocked oil' the.schetlule as follows: On Wednesday, Maka- Weli met the Eleele nine on the hitter's diamond. This game was distinguished for ils clean, good sportsmanship and exciting lying of the score in the sixth and nin th innings. In the tenth inning Witli the score 00, Makaweli made a sudden spurt and shoved over 7 more runs before the home team could stop them. The latter fail ing to score in the linal swing left the score iy-0 in favor of .Maka weli. On Thursday Lihue grammar made a salient on Kapaa and enme home with a victory song to the tune of 12 (!. Kapaa played well however and showed them selves to be thoroughly good sports. The Lihue teachers and other visitors were pleasantly served at tea following the game in Mrs. Burke's cottage. Friday was the day on which Makaweli went down to defeat in their turn before the onslaughts of the Koloa sluggers at Koloa. In the llfth inning Makaweli led in i score of 7-(i. After that there was much excitement in a hit and run all'air on both sides until the score keepers were tired of count ing. The game ended after an ex citing ninth during which Koloa outdistanced the visitors and the linal score was 2S-125 in Koloa's favor. Thus we have a triangle tie-up with Eleele having beaten Koloa, Makaweli having beaten Eleele, and Koloa having beaten Makaweli. Saturday afternoon Eleele visit ed Lihue and played a game on the public diamond. The game started out closely enough but gradually Lihue walked away from the visitors to the extent of i:t-:5, which was the linal score. Eleele is sure they can turn the tables on another chance. Both teams exchanged chivalrous greet ings at the end oi t lie game and an all round helping of ice cream at Ota's place following the game left a kindly feeling generally in cluding that toward the umpires. Hilo Leads the Way Hilo is speculating over a coopcra tlvo storo after the manner of the famous Rochdale Pioneers, of England. Designed, in the first Instance, for tho benefit of tho Waiakea homesteaders, its advantages will bo available for anyone who will subscribe to tho stock or become a regular customer thereof. It is not proposed to give Its stockholders or customers any ad vantages in tho way of prices; It will sell goods at current rates, and strict ly for cash but tho stockholders, and to a less degree the patrons, will bo entitled to participate in tho profits, Theoretically the idea is a good one; all depends on the way it is worked out nractically. Efficiency and in tegrity in tho management are oven moro Indcspcnsable In such a coopcra tlve scheme where what is every' body's business is nobody's, than in an enterprise conducted on tho usual privato lines. :0: Two Little Boys Drowned Two little Japanese boys, six and eight years old, wore drowned Sunday morning in tho open ocean off Wal awa. Only ono of tho bodies has been j recovered thus far, WARM NG Land Commissioner Means Business Land Commissioner T. C. Bailey will make a trip to Kauai in the near future to settle land matters on the Island. Ho will make a prolonged stay, and while here intends to make a thorough canvas of the homestead ers, visiting them all personally and thereby satisfy himself that home steaders are and havo in tho past been living up to thoir homesteader's agree ment with tho government. :o: An Uninvited Guest By a happy coincidence Lellanl Rob rig and Catherine Moragne celebrated their birthdays on the same day, tho lpth of May. So they united forces in a joint birthday party at Nlumalu on Saturday. There were some two doz en invited guests who camo In tho tra ditional way and behaved very nicely as little girls do, and they all had a lovely time. But thero was one uninvited guest that was very differ ent 'from all th6 others that was a shark. Mr. Coney electrified tho par ty with the news that they were mak ing a big haul offish and that thero was a good sized shark In tho net. They all rushed down to tho beach; and sure enough there was a shark, five or six feet long, and a little baby shark. And they had left their com pany manners at homo, and were as vicious as could be. They would snap at you like anything. It is not often that a little girls' birthday party is honored by guests UKfc that! Waimea Literary Musicale Tho following account of the last meeting of tho Waimea Literary Club was received through tho mall too late for our last issue: A well attended meeting of tho Wat mea Literary Club was held on Frt day, May 2nd, at tho homo of Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair Robinson. Tho meeting was in the form of a musicale and a splendid program was presented by local talent. PROGRAM First Movement of Beethoven's Sonata . . . .Mrs. Sinclair Robinson Two Songs by Lasser..Mlss Smith 3. (a) Consolation by Liszt (b) Butterfly by Grolg, Mrs. Brodio (a) Lotus Hand by Grll Scott. (b) "Song" by MacDowell (c) Lovo Dream by Liszt Mrs. Sinclair Robinson Readings Miss D. Johnson G. G. Fantasia by Chopin ..- Mrs, Sinclair -Robinson Concert at Kealia Last Saturday evening at Kealia Armory, for the beneft of the Kawai hau District Nurse Fund, a concert and dance was held under the direct ion of James von Ekekela. Mrs Ma' derlos beautifully rendered "Queen of tho Gardens" and in other songs was accompanied by Messrs Kcaloha and Meheula. This was the first time that Alull Lyons has appeared before tho public at Kealia, and ho proved him self a master of both tho guitar and tho ukulele; his wonderful playing on these instruments brought forth great applause Ho has just recently re turned from a tour of tho mainland where ho helped to spread tho famo of fair Hawaii. Tho arrangements for tho concert were mado hurrldly, but It is hoped that tho program can bo repeated in order to accommodate those who were unable to be present. : o: Mr. and Mrs. Enoka Lovell, Jr., of Nawillwlll, havo tho hearty sympathy of their friends in tho loss of their infant son, Charles, who died Friday morning. Ho was sick only a fow hours, so that his death came as a great shock to his parents and firlends. Tho funeral took place from the Lovell homo Friday afternoon, Rev. J. M. Lydgato officiating. Thero was a large number of friends, and a wealth of beautiful (lowers. MUCH ALIVE TO SCHOOL INTERESTS By special arrangement those par ticularly interested in the Kauai High and Grammar school consisting entire ly of those having children in the school, held a conference with Sup erintendent MacCaughey at tho Lihuo Social Hall Tuesday afternoon a week ago. uy way ot introduction Air. mac Caughey spoke at some length on the relation between the grammar grades and the high school, and explained the status and relation of the junior hibh school. Coming to tho questions and prob lems more Immediately at hand, he emphasized the need, based on the information he had received, for somo moro adequate dormitory and boarding facilities, so that children from the outer districts might be ablo to avail themselves of the high school privileges. When the meeting was thrown opon for general discussion, Mr. Lydgato assured tho Superintendent that tho Immediate and pressing Interest of all present was the status and character of the grade school In conjunction with tho high school and leading up to. He explained how this school had grown out of a privato school inaugurated by the parents, and merged Into this pub lic school, only on assurance that it would bo continued along the lines and up to the standards of an English speaking school. There seemed to be indications that this school might be withdrawn or be allowed to lapse. Tho people with children attending this this school were very anxious for some guarantee that it should bo continued, and kept up to tho highest standard of efficiency. Mr. Broadbent confirm ed this statement and emphasized tho fact that intelligent people must have satisfactory means of education for their children or they would move away to somo country whoro they could secure it. It was a very vital matter and must be dealt with as such. Other parents present confirmed these convictions in no uncertain tones. Mr. MacCaughty assured them that ho had not understood the situation before, and that slnco the school had been established on that basis, and seemed to havo met tho needs of the commuunity, it would, of course, bo continued, even though It did seem to bo paralleling tho work of the ordinary public school. Evidently tho thing to do was to institute a survey of tho conditions and needs ot tho school and of its cllentello, and then report to tho Department. Ho thought that thero was no reason to doubt that those needs would bo supplied. . After somo discussion it was decided to appoint a committee to make this survey, with Mr. Broadbent as tho head of it, to make his own selection of ohor members, and a farther meet ing of tho parents was set for Monday evening, May 12. :0: To Fleece the County Treasury The conspiracy case recently in the Circuit Court in Honolulu is of special interest to Kauai as well as to the other Counties. The substance of the case is this: Fol lowing the general elections bills of large proportions came to the different counties for the building' of voting booths for the enlisted men located at the military camps near Honolulu. That of Kauai was for $1,001.30. Some of the other counties paid their bills, but Kauai demurred on the ground that the amount was so grossly excessive as to carry the presumption of fraud. Inquiry developed the fact that no special booths were built for the men from other counties at all; that they used those already in exist ence, with perhaps some slight ad ditions in the way of partitions, etc., and that in any case $100 would cover the cost for any one county.