OCR Interpretation

The Garden Island. (Lihue, Kauai, H.T.) 1902-current, October 28, 1919, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015411/1919-10-28/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Misa Elaie Wilcox
W&JwlK&l!&& In nit
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 15. NO. 43.
"The Biggest, tliu Besl mid the
Largest Celebration ever lield on
the Island of Kauai" is the slogan
of the committee in charge of the
events to be held on November 11,
Armistice Day, at the Wuipouli
race track.
The plans so far made have
never been eoualed here. .The
sports will commence at ten sh'arp
with the running of the first race
and will continue through the
dav until three in the afternoon.
with something doing every min
lite of the time.
There will he six races winch
will bring some of the best horses
on the island together in matched
races. Besides the races, one of
1he main events of the day will be
the tug of war for the champion
shin of the island of Kauai. The
tug of war will be pulled oil' be
tween races and so prevent delays.
Cowboy relay races, potato
races on horseback, trick horses,
and many other stunts will take
up the tune between the races and
will keep the attention of the spec
tators at the highest" pitch and
make them forget there is such a
thing as an hour hand on their
Mr. Harris has kindly consented
to exhibit his trick horse, "Wood
row Wilson," which, judging from
the praises of those who have seen
it perform, is a horse that will
astound the people with his intel
ligence. Many have said that he
is better than trick horses on the
stage in the States.
The children are not being for
gotten, as is usually the case, for
the committee is trying to make
this a children's day as w.ell as a
service men's holiday. Many sports
are being arranged for them ; one
of which will be catching the
greased pig. The prize will lie the
pig for the lucky boy or girl who
is successful in catching and hold
ing him.
TI e tug of war is creating a
grea. deal of interest in the dif
ferent parts of the island and al
ready chulii'ngcs have been hurled
between districts. IOnthusiasm will
be at to)) point for each one of the
pulls as the spectators see their
favo.'ite team winning or gamely
lighting a much heavier team.
Transportation difficulties are
bein;; solved, so. that by the day of
the sports as mafiy people who
wish to come will find ample ac
comodations for them. Special
trail's will be run to the park, gar
age and ie"l sen ice drivers will
charge the lowest rates possible,
trucks will leave the different
parts of the island in plenty of
time to be on hand for the first
races.. Further particulars and
sche lu'cs of trains and trucks will
be ublislied in a later issue of
this paper.
Pi iking spa' " this year will be
divided into (wo classes, general
parking, for which a charge of 75
cents will be made for each auto,
and loerved parking space with
a charge of 1. ."50. As there will be
no grandstand erected, those pur
chasing the reserved space will get
spacs around the judges stand.
In order to give everyone a fair
chan for the reserved parking
spac 1 ::n innovation has been
mad . The spaces will be number
ed, and corresponding numbers
will be placed in a box. When a
man purchases his space he will
draw a number, and this number
will designate (he space he is to
get. Th's will allow people who
have a long distance to travel to
have an even' chance to get the
best space with those who have
but .i little way,
A nominal charge of 25 cents
for e -T.v general admission will
be n. ide to cover the cost of prizes
and purchases as well as the gen
eral raiiuiug expenses of the day.
Any cess cash will be turned'
ovei i the treasury of (hp Kauai j
Post T the American Legion. J
cry.iiie is urged to attend the!
spoils and help in making this,
the erst anniversary of the sign-j
ing of the armistice, a day that
will lie long remembered. I
Mr. and Mrs. E. Cropp, of Koloa, re-
jolce In the addition of a son to their
lamuy, uorn inursuay, uci. a.
The Homesteaders Contract
The meeting of the Kapaa Home
steaders on Sunday t conaldsr and
condemn the proposed now planting
contract with the Makec Sugar Co.
did not get very far.
The commttteo appointed at an
earlier meeting to seek advlco and
assistance Messrs. Agulcr, Kaahu
and Cunningham, reported that they
had seen an experienced sugar man
and that ho had advised them to stand
together; make It clear to themselves
just what they wanted; then secure
tho services of a competent attorney
who could frame a counter proposi
tion In tho way of contract and ad
vise them as to how host to cce It
through. It was simply a matter of
a business deal and the Makeo Sugar
Co. would lie amenable to roason
hacked by pressure which they could
There was some considerable dis
cussion as to tho advisability of send
ing this committee to Honolulu to con
fer with tho Governor in tho matter,
but it was finally 'decided to let the
matter stand until ho came to Kauai,
which, it was understood, ' would be
within ten days or so.
The situation, in a nut shell is this:
Tho present contracts are, in a way,
experimental short term ones, tenta
tively entered into to see how things
would work out. Theso new contracts
are for new planters, and they alono
are directly involved, but this new
contract form will probably become
the permanent standard ono which
will supplant that now in force.
Under tho present contracts tho mill
takes the cane, loaded on the cars in
the field, whereas tho proposed new
contract stipulates that the cane be
delivered by tho planter on tho main
track this, tho planters claim is an
additional burden imposed on them, of
from 30 cents to $2 a ton of cane, or
from $2.70 to $1S a ton of sugar, which
very materially skims off any cream
that tho homesteader micht have
coming to him.
There is also an "act of God" clause
in the now contract, which protects the
company from damage suits in case
of serious injury to the mill by fire,
earthquake, flood, etc., which may pre
vent tho mill from manufacturing the
..no of tho planters. The homestead
ers object to this clause. This, how
ever Is not a very serious objection
Koala Case
ludge Dickey, of (he Circuit
Court, has received a plea in bar
from the attorneys of (Jay & Rob
inson, defendants in the Koula
water suit, which is now before
that Court. This plea sets forth
thai (hey have perfectly valid and
perfect title to the Koula land and
water in a Royal Patent issued in
1S77 and based on Mahele Award
No. ;",
The attorneys arrived this
morning with the documents per
taining to the case, and the lirst
hearing before the Court is now on
as we go to pi-ess. All indications
point toward a lengthy and hard
fought case.
:o :
.;. .;. .. ... ... ...
.;. .;. .;. .;. .;. ... .;. ... ... ... ... ...
The Hawaii chapter of the House
velt Memorial Association is well rep
resented in membership at tho Maka
well school. As the result of a cam
paign for members to aid in building
tho monument n memory of Theodore
Roosevelt, tho Makaweli school enroll
ed 139 members. Miss Thompson and
her staff of teachers desorvo praise
for the results of their efforts. '
Last Sunday's games were witnessed
by "over (ivo hundred spectators, who
saw, for tho first timo of tho season,
Camp 4 go down to defeat. The re
sults of tho games were as follows:
Camp 1 7
Camp 2 . 12
Camp 1 ii
Camp fi, i, 2 10
Makaweli Filipino Baseball League
P W L Pc
Camp 2 4 3 1 7.10 1
Camp 4 5 3 1 800
Camp 5 .1 0 5 000 !
Makaweli Baseball League !
P W L Pc,
Makaweli 4 4 0 1000
Camp 1 4 2 2 GOO
C3inp 5, 4, 2 4 .0 4 000
Jidgo Robertson and J. Lightfoot,
Honolulu attorneys, uro down on the'
day i: Robinson water case,
Mr. Horner's Talk
May be Illustrated
Mr. Foster Horner who is to talk
on his personal experiences In France
and at tho Front Is trying to make ar
rangements by which he will be able,
to show somo very Interesting official
war pictures he has after tho talk. It
is doubtful whether ho will bo suc
cessful, but every effort will be made
to have this ended feature added to
tho program.
Tho pictures illustrate every phaso
of the war, from tho landing in Liver
pool to the French and Belgtnan
Refugees. Besides tho official pictures
he has somo thirty or forty aero
plane pictures which wore actually
used in the fighting to pick out tho
enemy machine gun emplacements in
As ho is not certain that arrange
ments can be made, he Is not promis
ing that they will be shown. How
ever the talk even if the pictures fail
will be amply illustrated by maps
some of which are worn from front
line use.
Tickets for reserved seats will bo
on sale at Lihuo Store, commencing
Friday morning at a dollar a seat.
Members of tho Chamber of Com
merce, who have already reserved
seats will find them set aBide under
their name. Members of the Cham!
ber of Commerce and American Ld-
glon who have not already reserved
scats aro requested, if they wish to
sit in their respectlvo sections, to
state where they wish to sit.
The Waimea Water Supply
There Is a movement on foot In
Waimea to make a dead set for a
water supply that will come from the
Olokelo stream instead of, as at pres
ent, tho Waimea. This will call for
about 3 1-2 miles of expensive pipe as
well as the acquisition of tho water
required from the Gay and Robinson
interests, which may mean a good
deal of money. The Board of Super
visors aro somewhat reluctant to
spend any considerable amount of
public money unless It is necessary.
If this plan is carried out it will
solve the problem of the Kokee sum
mer camp sanitation, as Waimea will
men not care what the summer
campers do with their dead goats and
their waste water.
How much of this agitation is a
bona fide anxiety on the part of Wal
mea, and how much is tho result of
Board of Health propaganda is not
Director of Industrial
Training Visits Kauai
Mr. Kenneth C. Bryan, Territorial
director of industrial training in the
public schools, spent last week on
Kauai visiting our schools with Mr.
Creevoy, industrial supervisor for
This was Mr. Bryan's first trip to
the outside islands in his new capacity.
Ho reports a very enjoyable and profit
able stay in spite of tho rain.
Industrial work in tho schools Is to
be extended beyond the shops. Kitch
ens, gardening and sowing classes as
primary handwork is to be started in
all the lower grades, but it will not bo
possible to go into this work as ex
tensively as desired on account of tho
limited torritorilal appropriations for
Industrial work.
Mr. Bryan expressed pleasure at tho
progress of tho work on Kauai, and
especially commended tho Board of
Superviso'rs for tho assistance they
have given the work.
:o :
Revs. H. P. Judd and Charles Kcahl
made the trip from Haena in to Kala
lau and back ono day last week. They
did it the whole way afoot, a notable
undertaking considering tho condi
tion of tho trail, which Is badly grown
j up with lantana. They found Kalalau
absolutely deserted and given over to
goats and solitude, save for an unex
pected glimpse of n hermit Jap, whom
they took to bo tho outlaw who is
known to be there. Ho made himself
scarco, and so did they. It was mutual
modesty and shyness.
:o :
(.'. II. Hofgaard & Company have
bought a quarter of page four of this
paper for a year. They aro going to
have something Interesting to tell you
each week. Watch their space.
Executive Committee
of Kauai Post Acts
On Friday evening October 24th,
1919, a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Kauai Post of the Amer
ican Legion was held at tho offices of
Philip Rice. The meeting had full at
tendance. Many matters were taken up for ac
tion. The committee on members de
cided to start an elaborate drive for
members. Tho following men wore
placed in charge of tho different dis
trlcts for the drive. W. W. Wright
Lhue; Arthur Betts, Koloa: N. E.
Weight, Kcalla, Gerhard Hofgaard
Waimea; Charles Rea, Eleole; A. S.
Bush, Kapaa.
Tho plans for Armisice day were
discussed and the plans In the bauds
of tho committee In charge were
heartily approved.
it was resolved that the Adjutant
bo instructed to write a letter to tho
Chamber of Commerce extending to
them the thanks of the whole Kauai
Post for their hearty cooperation in
making Armistice Day a success and
also for the generous financial sup
port rendered tho Post.
A committee was appointed to take
charge of the Victory Ball to bo given
by the Kauai Post on tho evening of
November eleventh at the Lihuo
Armory. This dance is to be one of
big functions of the year, and is to
aid tho finances of the Kauai Post.
It will commence at 8:00 p. m. with
the best musicians on the Island fur
nishing the music.
Tho following is a list of commit
tees of the Post:
Executive Committee: Arthur Betts,
commander;; D. K. Hayselden, vice
commander; A. S. Bush, adjutant; W.
F. Horner, finance officer; Geo. Ray
mond, historian; W. W. Wright, mas
ter of Arms; Gerhard Hofgaard, mem
ber; Ross, member; Henry Sheldon,
Jr., member.
. .Armistice Day Committee: W. F.
Horner, Philip Rice, A. H. Case, G. S.
Membership Committee: Albert S.
Bush, W. W. Wright, N. E. Weight, A.
H. Case, Philip Rice.
The Governors Visit to Kauai
Governor McCarthy and his
parly, consisting of Dr. Trotter,
president of the Hoard of Health;
C. T. Bailey, of (lie Land Depart
ment; C. S. .ludd, of the Forestry
Department, and Kirk Porter,
Secretary of the Board of Health,
will arrive on Kauai on the morn
ing of the -J th of November, and
will remain here during the week.
They will spend the lirst two
days in the Xapali park region;
Avill be the guests of the Chamber
of Commerce at a dinner session
on Wednesday evening; will re
main for a short time in Waimea,
then will make Lilnie headquart
ers for the balance of the stay.
As indicated by the personnel
of the party, sanitation, and land
matters will receive special atten
tion, to which may be added the
rsawiliwili harbor and Kapaa
homestead contracts.
Richards Case Again
The Richards gross client case
came before the Circuit Court on
Friday and was promptly nolle
prossed by the County attorney on
the ground that gross cheat' in
volves a direct lie, and in this case
there was no such lie. A
As the County attorney formu
lated the charge in the first in
stance, he ought to know. There
are times when the County attor
ney knows more about law than at
Finding himself relieved, and a
free man, Richards received the
congratulations of his attorney,
and walked out of the court room
all smiles and sunshine, on 1 v to be
arrested at the door on a charge of
embezzlement. j
They will finally get him bv a!
process of elimination if not by a
lucky guess.
Poter Jensen, manager of thoMa-
neiona Hospital Farm at Kapaa, died!
last night at his homo thero. Ho has i
been seriously ill for some time. Tho j
funeral will take place this afternoon ;
at tho Lihuo Union Church. He leaves!
a wife and a number of children. I
Y. M. C. A. Notes
Electric lights have been installed
in the club house at Lawai for which
tho Y club, for ono party, Is very grate
ful to the management. Tho new
lights were "dedicated" last Saturday
night by a very successful social. All
members of the club were present and
spent a jelly evening n games and
music, with three Intervals of ice
cream, cake and soda water.
Up to the present 1G1 students ar
enrolled in tho night schools not count
ing Makawoll. Mr. Damkrogcr is get
ting this work lined up in addition to
his busy athletic schedule in tho pub
11c school and plantation camps,
Eleele 'public school has Just been
equipped with basket ball and volley
ball outfits and Mr. Walworth is rog
ularly conducting athletics there on
Friday afternoons.
Progress is being made in organlz
ing a Boy Scout Council for Kaua
which will serve local troops where
over it is desired to organize them
Plans are being worked out in con
junction witli the Child Welfare Com
mitteo for interscholastic sportB.
The Sunday Evening club at Lihuo
listened to Mr. Lydgate's story of
Theodore Roosevelt last Sunday night
with deep interest and profit. Tho
Roosevelt Memorial week has been an
invaluable patriotic impulse to the
boys and girls of Kauai. Next Sunday
evening there will be a free moving
picture exhibition in the armory to
which young men and women both are
Tho Waimea young men arc plan
ning a banquet to bo held at Waimea
hotel next Saturday night. A large
attendance is expected. Ono of the
business features will be a discussion
of proposals for a nermanont club
with headquarters in a ccntrallv lo
cated bulding.
. :0:
Makaweli Plantation to
Have Monthly Paper
Makaweli Plantation is endeavoring
to keep its employees posted on what
is happening on the plantation, espec
ially along welfare work lines, and
therefore is to publish a monthly
The paper will be called the "Maka
well! Plantation News" and will bo
printed jn three languages: English
Filipino and Japanese. It will, of
course, mako n start on a small scale,
but if it proves "to fill the bill," will
bo increased in size.
Time Extended
W. D. McBryde, local chairman of
tho Rosevelt Memorial drive, rcceiv
eu tho following wireless from M. F.
"Oahu quota assured, Maul also.
Hawaii lagging." Also, received
through Mr. Prosser the following:
"Roosevcdt Memorial Campaign al
most universally a success. Most of
States assured of quota. To encour
ago thoso behind closing of Campaign
postponed until Nov. 1st. All suro of
making quota then. Pacific Coast
States will exceed minimum set.
Most of California counties now over
the top. San Francisco going big."
(Sgd.) ESBERG,
California chairman.
;o :
Rainfall tor the Week
Rainfall for week ending Oct.
Wainiha Intake
Wainiha Power Houso
j; :
Tho Makeo Sugar Company is build
ing a flno new and commodious office
facing tho road just beyond tho present
office and storo building. Tho present
quarters will bo given over to the
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Groto will oc
cupy the Gaylord Wilcox beach homo
at Walpouli ponding tho building of a
home for them at Kealia. Thoy will
movo to this temporary homo In tho
course of a few days.
M. B. Bairos of the Territorial
Board of Health, returned to Hono
lulu last Saturday after spending a
week inspecting tho food stores, res
taurants, coffee shops, hotels, baker
ies, soda works, meat shops, candy and
cake factories, pol shops, ice cream
parlors, etc.
Local Inspector Frank Cook, ac
companied Mr. Bairos, and together
they Inspected 135 places of business.
Tho purpose of the Inspection was
to look Into tho quality of food and
drugs kept or offered for sale, as to
adulterations, misbranding and food
insanitation. Mr. Bairos reports that
the conditions were found to be about
tho same as found on the other isl
lands; somo excellent, somo satis
factory, and some very bad.
Tho most frequent ofTenso found
was that of carelessness and untidy
ness. This was especially marked in
storerooms, and was found In tho
largo as well as small stores.
It was found necessary to ask a
few of the filthy places to close up and
clean up or to be subject to legal pro
secution. The worst places found were those
of Hop Sing opposite tho school in
Hanalci, whoso storo and bakery were
found to bo in a very untidy and
filthy condition; Wing Wo, of Hana
pope, absolutely filthy place for food
and Chinese drugs; Hop Wo, of Ka
paa, kept food In very dirty condi
tion; Yeo Sing, restaurant keeper of
Hanapcpc, had a very dirty kitchon;
K. Unco, of Waimea, had his storo in
such a untidy condition that it was
ulmost impossible to inspect the
Following aro some of tho moat
Important faults noted: Soda water
not labeled; no statement of net
weight on candy and soda water;
salt salmon fly and maggot Infested;
food on filthy shelves; swelled tin
goods on shelves; bakery with tables
and shelves dirty; insect Infested
dried fish; use of newspaper for
wrapping food and merchandise;
decomposed salt salmon; poison on
salo without proper license; cough
medicine on sale mlsbranded; pol
shop unsanitary; food in dirty and
untidy store rooms; bread loaves bo-'
low standard weight; ico cream bo
low standard, dried fish contami
nated by leather beetle; smoking
while preparing food In re restaurant;
soda water bottles not properly wash
ed; decomposed meat in ico box:
common drinking in use; dirty fish
pedlar wagon; food exposed to flies;
soda water containing much sedi
ment, etc.
Tho inspectors destroyed quite a
quantity of food during their tour,
most of which was tin and bottlo
goods. Thero was, however several
pounds of salt salmon, cod fish, her
ring and other salt and dried fish,
dried apricots, prunes, peaches, etc.
Mr. Bairos says ho did not find a
slnglo place on the island whore tho
ico cream camo up to tho standard.
The law requires that all Ice cream
shall contain at least 14 per cent but
ter fat. According to the formulas
given him, some of the so-called Ico
cream contained no more than two or
three per cent, butter fat, tho best
grado found having about seven per
cent. Ho informed the proprietors of
tho refreshment stands that If they
desired to sell to the public this in
ferior grado of goods thoy muBt dis
play a sign plainly stating that thoy
tho selling "frozen sweets" and not
Ice cream.
Night Schools for
Makaweli Plantation
Each camp on Makawoll plantation
s soon to havo night school classes
in beginners' English. Tho classes
will bo held in tho camps, which will
moan that all who deslro can attend
and not havo to leave camp to do so.
The classes will bo taught by expert-
need English teachers.
Tho first class will start in Camp 8
on Monday, October 27th and will bo
followed by other camps as soon as
tho organization can bo perfected.
Tho work Is under tho supervision
of E. L. Damkroger.
:o ;-
Lihuo Storo announces somo spec
ialties in their ad on page six this
week that will help you materially tn
yoiu grocery shopping.

xml | txt