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Eln'e Wileor
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 15. NO. 45.
Hotel Wednesday evening last, with Ihe Governor and his party
as special guests, was Hie largest and most successful affair of
its kind in the history of the organization, and was an impressive
testimony to the unity and solidarity ol Kauai on the large issues of
public welfare.
There were over one hundred members -and guests in attendance,
and the room and resources of the hotel were taxed pretty well up to
the limit, but the service was excellent.
Long before the hour set, the guests began to assemble, and it soon
became evident that it was to be a stand-in-line alt'air for anyone
who didn't want to get left.
The Governor On the Napall Region
As. soon as there was a lull in
the dinner proceedings, President
Broadbent introduced Governor
McCarthy, who thanked the Chain-
her on behalf of himself and party I
for the invitation to be their
guests on this occasion. They had
just returned from he Xapali. reg
ion where hey had been very much
impressed by the beauty and
charm of the climate and scenery,
which were a great ;issct to Kauai,
and to the other Islands as well,
and would become jnuch more so
when there was a better road to
get up there.
Money for Road Immediately
In his connection he was very
glad to be able to assure them that
the ;!0,000 appropriation for a
tf road to this region would be im
mediately available. Owing to the
very advantageous placing of the
bonds in New York there would
be a premium of some -12.000, and
out of this unexpected windfall he
would assume the responsibility
of paying out the .?.'i0,0()0 which
was appropriated for this purpose.
In the usual order of things this
matter would have been delayed
to follow certain other large ex
penditures, but he would move it
up to the front, and notify the
Auditor to that ellecl so that
whenever they were ready to use
the money it would be available.
This statement was received by
the Chamber with hearty ap
plause. Present Landing Outrage to Humanity
Another matter which he had
very much at heart was the Xa
wiliwili deep-sea harbor project.
More than ever was this the case
since his landing from the Kinau
the morning before, with his
daughter and her little children,
and at one time he was afraid that
... he wasn't going to get those kids
ashore whole. It was an outrage
to humanity, and especially to
women and children, to have to go
through that kind of experience
every time they landed on Kauai.
"I don' need to go into the history
of the Nawiliwili harbor project.
You all know about it. Put 1 will
just say that it was a matter of
some surprise when I applied to
Alexander & Paldwin, the respon
sible owners of large interests on
this Island for continuation of
what was supposed to be a unani
mous desire for the Xawiliwili
harbor and support of the same,
to learn that they were not inter
ested in ir; that they had their
own perfectly satisfactory appli
ances at Port Allen, and could
hardly be expected to scrap the
same in favor of some other and
more expensive way of handling
their business."
Came to See for Himself
Because of these questions, and
some other matters, he had come
to Kauai to size up the situation
for himself, and he was very glad
of this opportunity to meet with
.the responsible business men of
the Island and talk things over.
Mr. II. IK Wixlutrd, of the Har
bors Commit tee was then called
j upon for a statement as to what
was being done to meet the re
quirements of the Act of Congress
in regard to assurances of railway
connection for the Nawiliwili
Harbor. .
Links of Railway Connection Assured
He reported that definite and
satisfactory assurances had been
given by the Lihue, Grove Farm,' equate volume of business would fol
Koloa, the Knudsen Pros, and 1 low. an'l 'his adequate volume of bust
Kealia plantations, for the con-j "ess failed to materialize, and tho au
struction of the necessary connect- thorities felt that tho money had been
jug links as soon as they would be wasted, at least in tho meantime. They
needed. The Koloa link, extend
ing up into the "Gap" was already
in process of construction, and the
Knudsen Pro's stretch in the Gap
was contracted lor to be eoinplot
til by the end of 1!)20. In regard
to the Kekaha connection, that
is a new phase of the proposition
which wasn't contemplated at all
in the beginning. Under present
conditions and uncertainties it is
out of the question to expect the
Kekaha .Sugar Company to make
any expenditure for that purpose.
"In view of the fact that Kealia is
not included as part of the youth
side of the Island, would it per
haps be feasible to make an ex
change by which .this might be
accepted as an equivalent tor Ke
kaha, the amount of business
would be about the same?"
Swing the Island Round
President Broudbcni suggested
that what we needed o do was to
swing the Island round a bit
though with recent weather de
velopments this was hardly neces
sary, Nature was doing that for
us. He then called upon Mr. C. A.
rice, as a director of the Lihue
Plantation, for a statement of the
purposes and intentions of that
Anahola to Russian Fort by Rail
Mr. liice said that the intent
ions and plans of t lie Lihue Plan
tation were pretty well known to
the public, and the only addition
he would make at this time was
that the L'ihue Plantation was
now making formal application to
the Government for rights of way
across public lands on such terms
as would enable them to connect
up with the Kealia system. That,
taken in conjunction with the
other links already mentioned,
would make a through railway
connection between Anahola on
the Kasl and the Russian Fort,
just outside of the Waimea vil
lage, on the West.
Nominal Cost of Vital Link
(Inn 1 liunkin, civil engineer
for Makaweli Plantation, was
called upon lor information as to
the extent of the gap to be filled at
Waimea and the probablo cost of the
same. Ho replied that ho could only
speak In an off-hand, Informal way,
from memory, but ho thought that
about three-quarters of a mile of track
would be required and a 300 foot
trestle bridge. The latter, as ho re-
membered It, was to cost, some years
ago when his examination was made,
about $5,000. The crossing would bo
mado near the shore, and tho brldgo
would not bo high. Costs had advanc
ed very much since then so that It
would cost a good deal moro now.
Landing Experience Converted Him
Col. Newcomer, 'of tho Army Engi
neers, was Introduced by the Presi
dent. Col. Newcomer said that tho
need for much butter landing facilities
than thoso now in use at Nuwiliwil
was very emphatically borne In upon
him as ho landed from tho Kinau tho
morning before, and ho could readily
understand how they were all very
urgent for t-arly action in the matter.
In regard to this landing and tho
Federal appropriation for tho same, It
was rather a now departuro for tlio
Washington authorities to insist on
definite assuranco for some adequato
uso of tho appliances provided at such
great cost. It was tho outcome of
some unfortunate experiences on tho
Mainland where largo expenditures
had been mado on tho basis of a gen
oral optimistic assuranco that an ad-
Thero was an important conference
of interested parties on Saturday in
Lihuu and at Ahukini, looking toward
the development of that landing into
a deep-sea port for direct shipment to
tho Coast, tho outcome qf which was
the satisfactory assuranco of tho easy
feasibility and advlslbllity of tho
'Tho Lihue Plantation Company fig
ure roughly that they will bo able to
save $100,000 a year in fi eight and
landing charges, especially in tho item
of sugar, coal and lumber. Such a land
ing would also enable them to carry
a largo supply of fuel oil which would
be a great asset for plantation uso.
It is proposed, roughly, to extend a
breakwater across tho mouth of the
harbor, guaranteeing smooth, still
water within, and then build a COO ft.
wharf running parallel to the shore,
which, with the necessary dredging,
would accommodate any deep-sea ves
sel likely to load there. It is estimat
ed that these Improvements would cost
roughly, $-100,000 or $500;000.
The immediate action which will
probably be takon to execute this en
terprise will so effectively forestall
the Nawiliwili project that it will prob
ably be pigeonholed at least for our
:o :
Under a Shadow
J. F. Bettencourt, atiiiei. 'is.jr for
Kawaihau, and assistant bookkeeper
for tho Makec Sugar Co. canio up for
examination this morning before the
Lihue District Court on a charge of
larceny in the first degree in attempt
ing to purloin tho sum of $149 from
one of the safes of the Makee Sugnr
Co. on the sixth ol November..
The defense contended strenuously
that there Wd3 no actual larceny, and
no proven intent of larceny theie
fore the case should be dismissed.
Tho court finally committed him to
tho grand jury for hearing at tho
next term.
i lie H.A.C. wm from tho P A C. of
.'no Ciove Farm league at Pulu last
a'uiiuay, the score being 7-3. It Is said
:o have been a very exciting game. The
score btood 3 all at the seventh innin?.
twien the P. A.C. infield blew up ana
. v.-.i.n to throw tho ball away. This is
me f.rst meeting of these teams. J. J.
c-'lva, manager of the P.A.C. says no
oilier team will be able to humble
Mr. and Mrs. A. de Brettevillo left
for good by the Kinau last Saturday
to join their daughter Mrs. Maud
Thompson at Berkeley, California.
The do Brettevillos have been here
in Lihue some nineteen years, and
on tho Islands some 40 years. He was
undoubtedly tho dean of tho sugar
boilers on tho Islands, having seen the
sugar business grow up from its in
fancy from the days of tho singlo mill
and the open train.
When he first camo he wai employed
at the Kalae Plantation, Oahu, which
is now only a dim memory.
Broadway avenue at Koloa, as tho
resilience section is known, rejoices
In electric light throughout, from the
power plant up near ho gap. As yet
thero Is not sufficient "Juice" to ex
tend this convenience all over tho plan
tation. The Governor and his party left
Kauai by tho Kinau on Saturday.
Dr. Branch went to Town on Saturday
to bo gone a week.
W. E. Shaw, he dealer In hides, was
on Kauai last week. He loft Saturday.
Tho Governor and his party made
tho trip to Hanalei and Walniha on
Saturday, going as far as tho Power
Plant, where thoy report an abun
dance of rain. Tho drought is evi
dently a thing of the past in that reg
ion. Work is being pushed on tho Ko
loa plantation hall to have it ready
for a big picuro show on Armistice
day. It will bo a great acquisition
for Koloa.
Electric light has recently been in
stalled at tho Koloa hospital and in
tho home of Dr. Waterhouse.
j. .j. .j. .j. .j. j .j .j. .j. j. .j. .j. j .j. j
wanted to prevent such an outcome in
this case. '
Reliable Assurance Required
Tho Colonel said it would not be
necessary to mako the actual connect
ions, but only to glvo some satisfac
tory assurance that thoy would bo
mado as required. But this meant
such tangible and reliable assurances
ns could bo depended upon, not mere
Continued on Pago 3)
Last Friday evening a very satisfact
ory meeting was held In the public hall
ut Kapaa, in which Governor McCarthy
and Land Commissioner T. C. Bailey,
with other lcpresentatives of tho Ter
ritorial Administration, discussed the
homestead problems and other quest
ions of interest there, wttli a large
gathering of tho Kapaa and Waipoull
homesteaders and their families.
About two hundred and fifty pcoplo,
mostly homesteaders wero in the hall,
and much enthusiasm and Interest was
displayed in tho Governor's views upon
tho questions of tho best contract to
bo entered into between tho home
steaders and the mill, tho Kapaa wharf
and landing, etc.
Tho Kapaa and Waipoull home
steaders, under the leadership of M.
It.Aguiar, Jr., president of the associ
ation, displayed considerable enthusi
asm over the discussion of these quest
ions, and wo-e not backward ut all in
speaking out their minds when tho oc
casion offered.
The Governor and party arrived at
7:30 p.m. and found a good audience
waiting for them.
The president of tho liomeBteader's
association opened the meeting with
a fow words relative to Its purpose,
and then Introduced the Governor.
"I am very glad to be with you to
night, i.nd hope that by an open dis
cussion of tho homesteading and other
problems hero we can arrive at a cor
rect solution of any questions that
interest you, as to your contracts with
the mills, as well as the proposed
wharf, and other matters.
"As to the question between the
plantem and tho mill, 1 believe there
is a haj py medium between tho home
steader.) and the mill men, and I am
here to see them both get fair play.
"Our experiences at Waiakea, on Ha
waii, have been valuable. The Govern
ment has built roads, etc. for the Im
provement of the land, and all factions
are pul.ing together. I believe that
though thero a few exceptions to tho
general well doing the homesteading
movement up there is proving a great
"In regard to the Kapaa wharf, the
last Legislature appropriated $1S0,000
for thai, improvement, but, owing to
tho war conditions in which the coun
try has been plunged for the past two
years, this fund will not bo available
"LJsuclly, while waiting for the
money, In such instances, we arc able
to draw upon the current funds, but
unfortunately thero is a great lack of
any such income this year, thero being
a deficit of about $240,000 from our
pruvioua income, as a result of the
war tho principal reason for this bo-
ing that this year the excess war
profits tax charged against the past
four years was deducted from tho Ter
ritory's income. As a result of this
diminution in tho Territory's income,
wo are in no position to build tho Ka
paa wharf this year.
"There is also a doubt as to the ul
timate practicability of the Govern
ment's spending that amount of monoy
in this location. Tho long haul of
freight for Kapaa which i3 now re
quired, by tho fact that Nawiliwili is
the nearest availablo public landing
for tho freight for tho homesteaders
over here, and others, can bo obviated,
wo hope, but thoroughnes s of tho sea
wo hope, but the roughness of tho sea
great exponso involved In building a
proper and secure breakwater there,
causes us to feel that wo should not
spend any mohoy thero if it is possible
for us to find a location for tho land
ing that is just as good, for all practi
cal purposes.
"Wo saw the landing and proposed
wharf site today, and I must confess
that it does not look as though a ves
sel can bo suro of coming in safely
especially in times of storm.
"I don't wish you to regard mo as
opposing tho wharf project herebut
I am "kanalua." Wo will proceed with
it, however, as soon as tho monoy Is
"As to the now contract between tho
homesteaders and tho plantation, that
is something that interests you all, un
doubtedly, as woll as the Government,
and every effort will bo mado to settle
upon a contract that is fair to both
sides. We are working on It still, and
I am suro it will finally be developed
into a satisfactory agreement."
After the Governor's talk, consider
able argument ensued as to tho merits
of the old and new contracts.
L. C. Johonnot asked: Why isn't tho
I The regular monthly business meet
I ing of tho Board of Supervisors of tho
I County of Kauai was held at the usual
1 place on Wednesday, Nov. Cth, 191U,
at 10:30 a. m. Present wero H. D.
Wlshard, chairman; T. Brandt, W. D.
McBrydo, J. F. Bettencourt, Jr., A.
After tho reading and approval of
the two minutes of the last meetings,
to-wit: Oct. 1st and Cth, the Board
proceeded to examine tho several de-'
mauds tmbmltted, and at 12 m. a recess
was taken to meet again at 1 o'clock,
Afternoon Session
At 1 o'clock p. m. the Board again
resumed its meeting. Another hour was
spent in the examination of tho de
mands before tho work was finished.
Mr. McBrydo moven for the appro
priation of the sum of Seven Thousand
and Eight Hundred and Sixty Two
Dollars ($7,SG2.00) out of the available
moneys in tho Territory credited to the
General Fund for the purposes named
Mileage, Supervisors $ 102.00
District Courts and Jails:
Waimea 200.00
Lihue 50.00
Schools: Jan. Serv. & Sup .'.2,000.00
Rep. Houses & Tchrs Cot'gs 200.00
Pay of Police: Pension 150.00
Stationery 100.00
Macadamizing: Koloa, J. I.
Sllva-J. Vlerra Kalaheo Itd....5,000.00
and tho sum of Six Thousand Two
Hundred Sixty Five and 45-100 Dollars
($G,2G5.15) out of moneys availablo in
tho Treasury credited to tho Perma
nent Improvement Fund for tho follow
ing uses:1
Schools: Koloa School 320.45
Kauai High & Grammar 230.00
Koolr.u, Water Supply 250.00
Water Works: Kapaa 110.00
Anahola 100.00
Road Work: County IU1 Mach.... 535.00
Huleia Bridgo 500.00
Itesurf Macad, Kawaihau 4,200.00
and being seconded by Mr. Betten
court Jr. the motion was carried.
The Board approved all the demands
submitted against tho following ap
propriations: Salary Co ltd Sup (pro tern) . $200.00
Salary Co ltd Sup (pro tern) . 300.00
Big Program at
Makaweli Today
"Never a dull moment from 9 a.m.
to 10 p.m." Is he motto of tho com
mittee arranging today's program at
Makaweli Plantation. Several changes
have been mado on tho program, with
many increased features, which aro
suro to bo successful.
Tho dapaneso lantern parado in tho
evening, before tho program of moving
pictures and music is proving of such
interest that many havo requested to
enter floats, and tho committee has
decided to accept tho offers and .will
award prizes for tho best ones. Thero
will also bo prizes for the best cos
tumed person.
Tho motion picturo show will have
a Clara Kimball Young featuro and a
Kinogram Comedy. It will bo tho
first show given with tho uso of tho
Powers motion picturo machiuo that
tho plantation has recently installed.
Music will bo furnished by tho plan
tation Hawaiian orchestra.
:o :
A. II. Rico, who has been spending a
week or so amid familiar scenes of
his childhood, returned to Honolulu on
C. M. Kophart and wife loturncd to
Honolulu on Saturday. Mr. Kephart
has been on Kauai some tlmo repre
senting tho Pond Automobile Co.
5 -J- -I- -1-
Makeo sugar Company willing to glvo
us our choice if it considers the now
contract better for tho homesteader?
It will certainly lose nothing by giving
us the old contract, if that is tho case.
Wo aro willing to tako tho old contract
and consider it better for tho plan
tation aa well."
Mr. Horner said: "This contract is
tho only one, until it is cancelled."
"Tho contract remains in effect as
long as tho agreement with the rail
way," stated G. P. Wilcox.
Governor McCarthy stated that .if
neither party acts to cancel tho con
tract, it goes on.
Pay of Police:
Specials 330.00
Waimea 385.00
Koloa 235.00
Llhuo 310.00
Kawaihau 310.00
Hanalei 235.00
Coroner's Inquest
County Bldg Jan Serv
County Lot & Bldg
County Jail
Dist Court .fc Jail: Waimea
District Pounds
Expenses of Election
Expenses of Witnesses
Furniture & Office Supplies
Waimea 100.00
Eleele 200.00
Koloa 50.00
Kealia 50.00
Sam Mahelona 1,000.00
Attorney 5.00
Auditor 199.74
Clerk 92.75
Sheriff 137.G5
Treasurer 5.25
Rd Supervisor 197.75
Supervisors G050
Registration Autos 88.50
Stationery 88.65
Support of Prisoners 300.5G
Fum & Fixtures 7GG.07
Jan Serv & Sch SupplleB 782.39
New Sch Bldga 1,433.51
Now Building3 P.I.F. 809.3G
New Grounds, Kapaa 380.12
Now Grounds, Lihue 388.09
Repair Sch & Cottages 992.27
Water Supl Koolau, P.I.F. 215.60
Kekaha . 2.50
Waimea 51.00
Kalaheo 101.00
Koloa 25.50
Omao . 55.85
Kalaheo, P.I.F. 77.25
Kapaa, P.I.F. 106.20
Anahola 92.S9
County Road Machinery
County Rd Machinery, P.I.F.
Waimea: Asphalt Macadam
New Mana Rd.P.I.F. 3,324.18
Rd Tax Special Deposit 1.1G8.15
Koloa: Rd Contract Lawai 223.25
(Continued on page 4)
The Governor
At Kokee
The Governor's party accompanied
by representatives of the Public Parks
and sanitation committee of tho Cham
ber of Commerco spent a couplo of
days at Kokee making r. careful de
tailed investigation of tho sanitary
conditions of the summer camp lo
cations. it would bo premature to forestall
tho official report In regard to tho
matter, but it would bo a perfectly
safe but to say that thoy didn't find
anything very shocking, and that Dr.
Trotter's conclusions will confirm
thoso of his boy that it was "all
bunk" about tho contamination of tho
water supply etc.
Having faithfully attended to busi
ness first the party under tho guld
anco of Augustus Knudsen mado tho
trip to tho head of Kalalau, whero
they, wero much interested in hearing
of tho adventures and exploits of Koo
lau tho leper insurgent of somo twen
ty odd years ago.
Tho Governor and his immcdlato
party wero tho guests of W. V. Hardy
at tho Ranger's cottago while tho
chamber of commerco party wero
put up at tho Augustus Knudsen
camp, and all were under obligation to
him for the horses which enabled
them to get about and seo things.
P. W. Alston and A. H. Case, chem
ists for Lihuo and Grovo Farm, re
turned from Honolulu last Friday,
whore thoy attended tho annual chem
ists' meeting. Mr. Case has been in
Honolulu soveral weeks attending tho
course in chemistry at Oahu college.
Miss Mabel I. Wilcox, Miss Ethel
Damon and Mrs. Clarenco Lyman ar
rived by tho Kinau this morning. Miss
Wilcox nnd Mi33 Damon are direct
from France, having arrived in Hono
lulu on tho Sachem yesterday.
Walter F. Dillingham ami Goorgo
Dennlson, of tho Oahu Railway &
Land Co., wero visitors ,on Kauai
last week.
W. F. Dillingham, Georgo Dennison
G. P. Wilcox and R. W. Shingle were
down last week looking over the Ahu
kini Landing with a view to its fitness
for a deep-sea harbor. Thoy availed
thomselvcs of tho engineering wisdom
and skill of Col. Newcomer.

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