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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY. MAY, 20, 1010
SUPPORT:
ANY AND
ALL
GOVERNMENT
MEASURES
AT ALL
TIMES.
KENNETH
TUESDAY
Child Welfare Notes
Mrs. Lydgate was over on the Hana
ei side thla last week in the interest
if child welfare, and visited several
of the schools and found much to In
terest and encourage her.
The Hanalei School
Here she found the children more
than usually bright, intelligent and res
ponsive, and more than usually neat
and clean. A very large propotion
of the children are Chinese . They
have a very excellent simple equip
ment of playground apparatus includ
ing bwings, sew-saws, slide, and tennis
court.
They have done some very beauti
ful and excellent needle work, under
wear, towels, aprons, tea cloths, etc.
as well as childrens dresses, with
much fine lace and embroidery. This
is mostly on order, and will be on ex
hibition at the fair in Honolulu.
The children here are "crazy for"
magazines and will be very grateful
for anything in this line.
The Kilauea School
Shows a very high grade of intelli
gent and responsive children that It
is a pleasure to meet and talk to.
There is a good sized and very prom
ising eighth grade many of whom are
ambitious to go on to the high school.
Here Mrs. Lydgate alked to them at
some length of the need for cleanli
ness, the care of the teeth , proper
food, etc., and distributed among the
larger children little booklets on "The
Care of Children" wih some practical
comments on the same.
The Anahola School
Was reached after school hours,
but Mrs. Lai, the principal was seen
and she told of the difficulty she found
in getting material to work with in the
way of sewing and domestic arts. The
Department no longer furnished such
material and it was very hard to con
vince the parents of the importance
and value of these things. The only
way seemed to be to furnish these
things ones-self. She found that the
girls had l.o idea of mending and darn
ing. "What do you do with your
stockings and clothes when they get
holes in?" she asked, "Throw 'em
away!" they promptly responded.
"Oh. but you must'nt do that!" she
said "bring them to school and I will
show you how to mend them," which
they are now doing.
Miss Pepper the Kealla community
nurse visits the school once a week,
and looks the children over, and gives
them such minor treatment as they
may need and where necessary pre
scribes a special diet, or additional
nutrition which the teachers try and
make provision or.
Welfare Work for Kilauea Plantation
A very interesting and valuable
work is being done by Miss Langwith
for the children of the Kilauea plan
tation. There are some 5')0 children
all fold in and about the central camp
partly Filipino, partly Japanese and
partly Portuguese. About half of
them are of school age the others
younger.
Each racial camp has a children's
play-ground, outfitted with sand boxes,
swings, slide, and sew saw, which are
constantly in use, and vastly appreci
ated. The laborers are encouraged to have
little gardens about their houses, and
neat and well kept' plots bright with
flowers and greenery are the rule
everywhere. Prizes are given for the
best showing in this respect and that
stimulates them.
The houses and camp equipment are
somewhat after the manner of those j
at the Grove Farm Puhi camp model j
in their way, having detached kitch-1
ens, with cement floors, cooking rang
es, etc. And with all there is the rare
distinction that everything is scrupu
lously clean and sweet.
At a central point in the Filipino
camp there is a club house with an
athletic section fitted out with the
necessary apparatus, where the men
can do athletic stunts in the evening,
and another section fitted out with
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Kauai First, Last and all the time.
C. HOPPER,
Managing Editor
simple reading matter, magazines,
phonograph, billiard tables and other
games, open in the evening to all who
will make proper use of the same.
That order and proper conduct may
prevail there is a dean in charge,
Father Hubert alternating with the
Filipino minister in that capacity.
Miss Langwith is regarded in the
camps as an angel of mercy; every
one hails her with a smile greeting
and the little children 'especially run
to meet her and follow her about as
little chickens do the mother hen and
evidently regard her as their very
own.
She has a night school already in
operation for adults, and plans are in
hand for a domestic science class for
the older girls, to teach them cooking
and housekeeping. The plantation
will furnish the meat and sugar re
quired for this purpose, and the girls
will be expected to provide the flour
and other simple needs.
It certainly looks as though Kilauea
had stolen a morch on the rest of the
plantations in the matter of child and
labor welfare, and was setting them
an example that they all ought to
follow.
A Young Ladies' Tea
Josephine Israel entertained a numb
er of her friends last Wednesday after
noon at the Cheatham beach house at
Niumalu. The following very young
ladies were present: Alice, Santos,
Dora Rice, Katherine Moragne, Isa
bella Hogg, Xina Kaulukou, Thelma
Hustace, Metha Jensen, Leilani
Rohrig, Edwarda Cheatham and the
hostess. Dancing and games were
features of the afternoon's gayety and
five o'clock, the time for departure,
came much earlier than it usually
does.
ALBERT K. B. LYMAN, HAWAIIAN,
NOW FULL COLONEL
Lieut. Col. Albert K. B. Lyman,
stationed at Fort Lee, Va is now a
full Colonel, according to advices re
cently received by his brother, Repre
sentative Henry J. Lyman. Colonel
Lyman is also a brother of Maj. Chas.
Lyman, Lieut. L. Thornton Lyman and
former Representative Norman Ly
man, all members of the well known
Hawaii family. He returned to New
York recently from service overseas,
and is with the Engineers. Service.
The Lyman brothers referred to
above are nephiews of Mrs. S. W.
Wilcox, of Lihue. Ed.
:0:
Lieut. Fay E. McCall to Receive
Discharge
1st Lieut. Fay E. McCall, Signal
Corps, will stand relieved from fur
ther duty in the Department and
will leave for San Francisco on the
first available transport, ' to receive
honorable discharge. Service.
LOCAL ITEMS
Dr. end Mrs. Giaisyer returned from
town on Friday morning.
B. D. Murdock. cuditor in chief for
the A. & B. Interests, is on Kauai in
the interest of tile corporations which
he represents.
Mr. A. Horner is down in connection
with hia Hawaiian Canneries interests.
Principal McCluskey of the high
school, will go to Honolulu by the
Kinau this evening, on the request of
the Superintendent of Public Instruct
ion, to confer with he department in
common with other high school prin
cipals. Miss Henco, of the high school is
temporarily laid up in the Lihue Hos
pital with an infected eye. She hopes
to bo out in a few days.
Mrs. H. T. Barclay of Kealia, return
ed from Honolulu this morning. She
has been absent several weeks on
vacation much of which she spent
very unpifitably rnd unpleasantly in
having the flu. She was with her
brother Mr. John Lennox, most of the
time.
Dr. Straub, one of the leading phy
sicians and surgeons of Honolulu, was
a passenger by he Kinau this morning, j
E, C. Smith of the Garden Island I
Honey Company is on the Island. '
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KAUAI
MAY 20, 1910
The Browns Heard From
The following private letter from
Mrs. H. C. Brown tells of the where
abouts and doings of the Browns in a
way that will be of Interest to their
friends and to all who knew them.:
"We are enjoying wonderfully inter
esting times in Washington. Mr.
Brown heard Admiral Sims today at
the opening of the Victory Loan cam
paign, and he also heard President
Wilson's cabled message read by an
aviator over 2000 feet above the State
War and Navy Building, his voice be
ing caught by wireless telephone and
reproduced by an amplifier.
Anita and I participated in the
Easter Monday egg-rolling around
Washington Monument. Thousands
children with gorgeously decorated
baskets with parents and friends in
attendance, enjoyed the games, the
picnic lunches, the music of five fine
bands, the rythmic dancing, the air
planes circling overhead and the glor
ious air and brilliant sunshine.
We meet delightful people. Mr.
Brown enjoys his work as one of the
desk secretaries in the Central Y. M.
C. A. and we live and I teach in a
charming private school which Anita
attends. My hours are shorter, my 14
pupils are very lovable and the salary
almost double the highest I ever re
ceived in Hawaii.
Washington throbs with life and
color, and the thousands who have
been drawn here by the war comprise
many of the finest people in the coun
try. The streets are gay and colorful
with our own and foreign uniforms,
chastened by the wounded soldiers one
sees everywhere, many of whom are
at the great Walter Reed Hospital
here.
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"5 4J.44- s; 4 fr
LETERS FROM OVER THERE
We are glad to announce another
letter from the young nephiew of
Messrs Walter and Alexander Mc
Bryde. We published a letter from
this brilliant young writer last Jan
uary. We are posative our readers will
enjoy this one:
Dagonville, France, Feb. 13, 1919.
Dear Sister: This letter may not be
a success for I am bound to be inter
rupted, but I am in the mood and
when possible I always try to cbey the
impulse to write.
This little village we are in is the
crudest place imaginable and our com
forts are non-existant. We are billeted
in huge odoriferous barns and the
cold is intense. It has been snowing
like the devil all day while the wind
is high and icy. Housed as we are
sickness is becomming common and
in my billet clone there are five fel
lows in bed. I pity them for it is rot
ten enough to be well in such a place
but to be sick must be unbearable.
Since we have been here' I have be
come quite interested in a family of
French refugees. The old adage that
"misery loves company" was funda
mental in our meeting. The family
consists of a mother, a boy aged nine,
a girl aged fourteen, and a woman of
about sixty who Is just a friend of the
family's. Their home was at St Mihiel
and they were held prisoners and
worked by the Huns for months. They
saved the girl but that is all and when
they were finally liberated they joined
her here where she had been working
since she fled from St. Mihiel. They
were shop people in St. Mihiel and
were fairly well off but when they
left, their home was destroyed, their
money gone and the future a blank.
They landed here and here they re
main doing odd jobs for soldiers pass
ing through. The young boy of the
family is one of the smartest kids I
have ever seen and awfully good look
ing. He is well behaved and wonder
ful to his mother. He has seen the
most horrible things imaginable but
it hasn't touched him as it has the
girl. I have tought him to count, to
say his A B C's and to sing some of
our American songs. The young girl,
who is a beauty, chooses to work as a
scullery maid to give this boy his lit
tle education and what he may need.
She gets twenty-five francs or five
dollars a month and every cent goes
to the family. Marie is the mother, a'
woman of thirty-six with quite a few
signs remaining of her former bea-ityl
wonderful complexion, good eyesi
.... ... I
and nnir nut Tew teetli mm iiguro
doomed to disappear entirely noon.
Her home was burned over her head,
her husband was killed in the, army.
She has been beaten with huge lints,
prodded with bayonets and outraged.
With forty men, women mid children
she was herded each night into n
cave for five hours sleep, and the re
maining nineteen hours being spent
working for her Hun masters. They
lived on the flesh of the horses that
had been killed in battle nnd black
bread. When she was about to be
come a mother she was beaten and
starved because she could not work.
In this cavo with forty men. women
and children, no fire and seirtely n
blanket her child was born with only
the crude assistance of her sinned
friends. It (lied in her arms which
was a blessing. She has told me all
this with much thumbing of a diction
ary and I know it is all true. I am
only one of millions of soldiers but
the little Interest I took in her son
won her confidence and the whole
pitiful story is in my heart to stay.
The French are a queer people nnd
I try very hard to understand them.
They seem frivolous but at heart 1
think they are a serious race. Cour
tesy Is natural to them and it is hard
for them to be rude. The humblest
peasant could give many of the people
in our country cards and spades in
courtesy yet their table manners are
a bit shocking. I like to eat in restau
rants where the patronage is mostly
French and watch them eat. To besin
with they go in strong for community
stuff and half the people in the cite
may be seated at one large table. As
a rule the meals are served in courses
and the diner never passes up a scrap.
Wine takes the place of coffee and
they actually enjoy the acid stuff. As
a rule the bread comes in in a huge
loaf and each diner grasps the loaf
under his arm and cuts off the de
sired amount.
Speaking of bread, their treatment
of bread is one of the strangest things
over here. Many of the loaves are of
an amazing size. It is nothing to see
a kid in sabots carrying a loaf almost
as large as he is and never is a loaf
wrapped up. Every Frenchman car
res a couple of liunks of bread in his
pocket which he uses in a way similar
to our tobacco chewers. One sees a
Frenchman reach into his pocket, pull
out a chunk of bread, open his knife
and go leisurely down the street whit
tling off small slivers and eating them
in a most unconscious way.
Some of the greatest needs of the
country are dentists, tooth brushes,
corsets, steam heat and Fords. At the
age of thirty over here, about one in
twenty have any teeth. It seems crim
inal to see a good looking girl open
her mouth and show perhaps one or
two teeth. I might , add sayitary
plumbing to my list of requirements,
and there is a fortune over here for
some group of far seeing plumbers.
The villages are a disappointment.
From a distance they are beautiful,
being quaint with gabled roofs of
many colors. As a rule there is a
main street through the village with
innumerable winding, filthy, narrow
lanes ami side streets running into the
main street. The streets en masse
are an ankle deep loblolly where cows.'
horses, chickens, ducks and dirty
children mingle and enjoy themselves
in a most democratic manner. The
houses sit jam on the street having
;et having
:ami!y and
ivls. As a
two entrances, one for the f
one for the animals and fow
rule the animals get the best of the
deal when it comes to a home for the
family, no matter how large, eat.
sleep and live in two rboms. Directly
in front of the houses is always a
manure pile. They seem to go in for
manure heaps as we do for rose vines.
The results are similar for in both
cases a heavy aroma permeates the
interior whether it is manure heap or
rose vine so it is simply a matter of
one's taste in smells. Always the rich
est man has the larges manure heap
before his door and they are graduated
down to the dinkey one of the village
ne'er-do-well.
Before I landed in this country I h ul
pictured these French women as a
combination of Helen of Troy, Cleo
patra, Pompadour and Mary I'ickfurd
but I suffered a great disillusionment.
Given teeth and corsets they might
get by but as things stand I can't give
them much. The young ones are
simply wild about our tan shoes and
many a young Othello h.u- gone a
courting and been talked out of the-e
priceless articles. As a rule the aver
age doughboy's russets will pinch his
lady love's feet but her vanity makes
her wear them whether or no. I have
seen many an embryo Romeo prome
nade with his Juliet tripping gayly by
his side both wearing on their jed:il
extremities good old I". S. government
issue.
When it comes to drinking I hand
the.-e French the can of corn. Any
one of them can drink a dozen bottles
of their sour wine without batting an
eye anil they do it day in and day out.
We are hoping to be on the Big
Boat heading for Everyman's Land
soon. We have had so many false
rumors th.it we give none of them
credence.
Lovingly.
BR CD.
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