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O. N. Wilcox 12-3M3
ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 18. NO. 22.
"The Mikado" to be
Given June 10 at
New Parish House
Juno 10th, 1&22, haa boon decided
upon as the big day In tho musical
history of Kauai. For On that day
tho fates and the directors of "The
Mikado" have decided that that clas
sic of musical comedy shall bo stag
ed at tho new Memorial Parish
House In Llhuo.
Tho cast has been selected and
has been practicing for some tlmo.
H. D. Sloggett, he of minstrel show
famo, will be tho Mikado of Japan.
Tho Mikado has acquired tho gentle
art of tho hula and Kauai residents
will be missing tho opportunity of
a Ufo tlmo It they don't seo him.
Tho Mikado's son, fllrtacious and
musical. Is none other than ye
shepherd of the' flock, Rev. R. W.
ftayloss. His presentation of this
balmy part of other days, no one
who can should miss seeing him.
Ko-Ko, tho, lord high executioner,
of Titlpu, is Judge Achi. Consider
ing his present occupation, this is
perhaps the beBt fitted of all parts.
At any rato tbo Judge gets an ex
cellent chunco to show off his good
voice and Kauai people get the
same chance to hear it. Nut si:ii.
Uerlb Scribnor is put down for
Pc.oh-lith, tho lord high everrthhi
.elso. le actB tho part. To look at
him at times you would think ho was
tho whole show.
Sam Carter's 'famo as a barb.!.
shop loi'or has spread to th5 '.ir
parts of the Island. Well, Sim is
going to' bo Pish-tush, a nobis lord.
Nobility is bis long suit and anyone
desiring to break into high can get
points galore.
We won't go info detail an ti tl.
tauli(l:atlons of the lady actors.
Put at any rato tiny are even better
and nicie interesting than U12 men.
Every ono of them takes hor part
'as If sho were born to the place
.and their beautiful voices, pretty
costumes and winning wiles aro
huro to captivate the audience.
The complete list of tho cast fol'
lows :
Dramatis Personae
' The Mikado of Japan H. D. Slog
'Nanki-Poo, his son disguised as a
wandering minstrel-and in iovo with
Yum-Yum R. W. BaylGss, '
Ko-Ko, lord high executioner of
Titlpu Wm. C. Achi, Jr.
Pooh-Bah, lord high everything
else W. S. Scrlbner.
Plsh-Tush, a noble lord Sam Car
Yum-Yum (Mrs. K. C. Ahana), Pit
ti-SIng (Mrs. R. P. Middleton, Peop
Bo (Mrs. Fred Trowbridge) three
Bisters, wards of Ko-Ko.
Katisha Mrs. Almn Rogers.
Knee-Pan, Mikado's attendant
Charles Fern,
Chorus of Nobles
DeLacey, Maka, Kellinoi, Stewart,
Morgan, Smith, Hutton, Keahi, Craw
ford, Sutton, Zanes, Makanani, Jam
leson, Hopper.
Chorus of School Girls
Reed, King, Huddleston, Anthony,
Young, Sheldon, Grandhome, Jor
dan, Mldklff, Knight, Sheldon, Doyle,
Morgan, Carter, Hobby, Jacobs, and
The directors of the opera are Miss
Roe and Mrs. H. D. Sloggett. Mrs
R. W. Bayless is the pianist.
It has been decided to have no
reserved seats. It will bo a matter
of first come first served and it
will be a good idea' to get your
tickets and go early. Tho Indica
tlons are that everybody on Kauai
will want to go .and a fow more of
the more tardy may have to stand
Mrs. H. T. Sheldon "of Kapaa
fair, and the high class of exhibits
has led local poultry fanciers
plan a poultry show to bo hold
Llhuo armory clthor tho last part
of November or tho early part o;
Raymond C. Brown, territorial - so
cretary, who was on Kauai last week,
is, secretary of tho Hawaiian Poul
try association, has promised to ko
kua and has also promised soveral
pens of birds from Honolulu,
'Local poultrymen aro already be
ginning to groom their birds for tho
show and many high class exhibits
are expected.
Land Commissioner
Bailey in Favor of
the Park Addition
At tho last regular meeting of
tho Kauai Chamber of Commerce
J. M. Lydgate . proposed that an ad
dition be made to tho present Polla
hu park. The addition would Include
a small tract of land along tho Wal
lua river- nnd would take in laud
on which somo of tho famous his
toric spots, such as tho birth stone,
are located.
The chambor endorsed Mr. 4 Lyd-
gate's idea, as did tho Kauai Histor
ical Society and tho Kauai county
board of supervisors. Letters to this
effect wore forwarded to Governor
Farrlngton and to C. T. Bailey, com
missioner of public lands.
That this proposed addition will
In nil probability be allowed is In
dicated In tho following letter from
Mr. Bailey, addressed to the Cham
ber of Commerce:
"In regard to tho proposed addi
tion to Poliahu Park, Walalua, Ka
uai, please bo informed that I have
recommended to Governor Farrlng
ton thdt the desired area bo set
aside for park purposes and havo re
quested the territorial survey office
to furnish a description of the same
for use in preparing tho executive
Tho regular monthly meeting of
Kauai Post No. 2, American Legion,
was held in tho county courthouse
last Saturday evening. In spite of
tho. rival attraction In the Kauai
county fair, this was the best at
tended meeting of tho post this
At this meeting final action was
taken on the plans to remodel tljo
armory. The original plans called
for supporting the root with a bIii-
glo truss thereby eliminating tho
center row of posts. This would have
meant about 25 feet from the floor
to tho celling and the width would
havo been tho same as tho pres
ent outer walls. These plans wore
attractive In that they required an
outlay of about only $2000, but on
tho advice of tho county engineer,
had to he discarded because ho be
lieved that the roof would not .stand
tho heavy winds sometimes folt at
The second sot of plans calls for
a roof supported by a single truss
and there will bo a row of posts In
the building nine feet from each
wall. These posts aro not objection
able because there is still ample
floor sp.ico to lay out an Indoor
baseball diamond and baskotball
court. Along tho sides of tho wall
will bo built four or five tiers of
permanent scats, making It possible
for a largo audience to get an un
restricted view of any sport in prog
ress. These plans wero submitted to lo
cal contractors and tho bids open
od on Saturday morning. Coney &
Morris were awarded tho contract,
the sum being $3000.
C. A. Baggott was appointed the
chairman of the committee of tho
American Legion armory fund.
During tho meeting a resolution
was passed to express tho thanks
of Kauai Post to R. F. Middleton,
.county engineer, and John Waiamuu,
asisstant county engineer, who drew
up the plans and specifications for
remodeling the armory without
charge to the Legion.
Tho Mokihana Club will moot on
Wednesday, Juno 7th, at the Parish
House. Tho" June meeting is tho an
nual business meeting and new of
ficers aro elected for tho coming
Tho M;oklhana Dramatic Cluo will
present a play called "Tho Six 7 hot
Pass While tho Lentils Boil." and
tho Llhuo Choral Club will sing.
Hostesses for tho afternoon nro
Miss Mabel Wilcox, Mrs. S. W. Wil
cox, Mrs. Conoy, Miss Hannah Shel
don, Miss Jordan and Miss Llnd
It's all pau. Tho Kauai fair, 1922,
was, a great success, and great cred
it Is duo Sheriff Rico and his willing
w.orkors for the preparation of tho
armory, and to tho various conces
sionaires for- tho beautiful oxbiblts
presented to the public. Saturday
was a gala day with us. The weath
er, wllch had been threatening all
thru tho week, went on Its good be
havior early Saturday morning.
Tho Mokihana Club's booth was
a busy hive all day long. Tho ladles
who presided over this booth were
kept busy passing . out frozen sweots
over tho counter. Their fortune toll
ing booth was a happy thought, and
tho fortune teller was kopt busy
handing out words of cheer to those
who visited her.
Tho Women's Auxiliary of the lo
cal Legion post wore busy all day
popping corn which other willing
helpers sold on the floor and on tho
The luau booth supplied the needs
ot those who wanted who wanted
laulau and pol, while tho chop-suey
satisfied those who hungered for
Chinese kaukau. Tho boys across
the. way sold Ice cream to all com
ers and tho watermelon booth did
a land office business. Even the
Kauai Fruit & Land company was
passing out free pineapples to vis
itors to their booth.
Tho booths which contained tho
Hawaiian handiwork wore centers
ot attraction all day long, and the
attendants wore kept, busy disposing
of their wares. Mrs. Stewart sold
Ujers for tho benefit of the Mnhelona
hospital, tho Halau o Kaplolanl sold
their for tho benefit of tholr bon
ovolent fund, whllo Airs. Brandt aim
ed to advertise her Walmea Wo
men's Exchange. All theso exhibits
were worth seeing.
Tl.o school exhibits wore a great
surprise to a great many people who
did not know what tho public schools
were doing In lino ot handwork. The
laHaula and bamboo work exhibited
by Anahola, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Ko
loa, Makawell and Hannlel, and tho
products of the domestic science
classes shown by tho Llhuo, Kllau
oa and Hanalei schools wero mar
vels of neatness and good tasle. The
wood work exhibited by Llhuo, Ko
loa and Maknw.oli showed dexterity
in tho uso of tho. tools. Those booths
were crowded all day long, and many
friends carried away souvenirs from
tho various schools.
Tho sugar cane exhibit was an
other surprise. Largo stalks ot cane,
long ones, freak ones, and a collec
tion of by-products mndo an Inter
esting exhibit. Tho Hawaiian Sugur
company's exhibit of plantation by
products was an Interesting as well
as an Instructive one. It showed
how Hawaii came to bo In the lead
In the manufacture, of sugar; sh3
wastes nothing. Tho Mahce Sugar
company took the prlzo in tho best
stalks of Yellow Caledonia; she al
so produced the heaviest stick of
cano of 20 pounds. Tho Llhuo Plan
tation company produced the best
stalks of 11-109 as well as tho long
est stalk of cane, 23 feet, 9 inches.
Hanamaulu took the prize for the
longest single Joint, H-14G of 10 3-4
Kllnuca took first prize in tho host
stalks of Badllla and D-1135, as well
as showing tho best collcctino of
cane varieties. Koloa Plantation
company showed the best collection
ot Hawaiian seedlings, and for the
best spoclal exhibit, had a ram that
paraded all over tho grounds which
weighed 1C2 pounds at 14 months
of age. John Mldklff of Lihue, J. S.
B. Pratt of Kilauca and R. M. Allen
of Koloa wore tho Judges. They did
not forget to give D. K. Hayseldon
a prlzo for his collection of frek
Tho plneapplo exhibit was also
an eyeoponer. This young Industry
Is forging to tho front vory rapidly
so tho Interest, which was taken In
tho exhibits of tho Hawaiian Can
neries company and tho Kauai Fruit
& Land company put up was more
than tho usually kind. Tliero woro n
number of peoplo who wero direct
ly benefitted as a result of having
soon theso oxhlblts. Tho booth of
canned products of pineapples was
tastefully arranged and tho varlgat
ed coloring of tho labels produced
a ploaslng and harmonious effect.
Sliced pines wero given those who
visited this booth. Tho fruits on tho
plunts wero on exhibition were largo
In size, larger than the desirable
canning size, but they showed how
careful cultivation and proper fer
tilization nno' increaso tonnage.
Mr. Hills had an interesting ex
hibit of coconnuts and its uses.
There woro door mats mado from
tho husk of tho cocoanut, copra oils
nnd It was even stated that first
class butter could be made from
tho Juice of the cocoanut. Young
cocoanuts woro being sold for tho
water and tho proceeds given to
tho Mnhelona hospital.
The vegetable exhibit was also a
fine one. Tho Walmea school stag
ed a small exhibit near tho -main en
trance which was noticeable for tho
uniformity of the products and was
very creditable. K. Tomota ot tho
Half Way bridge had a most com
ploto vegetablo exhibit, and Borne
of these wero marvels for size. In
tho watermelon booth, thero were
Bomo melons which weighed In tho
neighborhood of 40 pounds and they
wero sweet. Llhuo Store had an ex
hibit of a coffee tree and .its pro
duct in various containers. It was
most elaborately and artistically
conceived and carried out. Ernest
Fountain had charge of this booth
The flower booth In chnrge of
Mrs. Ralph Wilcox was a bbwer
of beauty. There were potted plants
and palms; cut flowers and small
buttonaires for sale. A marvel ot
beauty was a table' in tho center ot
tho hall which held some ot the
largest dahlias produced on tho is
lands, a bunch of beautiful African
daisies and a Gloxina plant. They
wore a beautiful ornament to this
part of the building.
Tho Kauai Telephonic company had
a small Delco lighting plant on ex
hibition which was a marvel, and re
vealed to a great many that such
a plant could bo secured for so lit
tle money and yet containing the
possibilities of so much usefulness.
There was dancing in tho even
ing, music furnished by the Llhuo
brass band with F. Fernandez as
leader. Tho Tcnncssco minstrels also
wero there and they produced a lot
of hearty laughter. There was jol
lity all thru tho day and. evening.
The crowd was a happy one all had
smiles and ns they passed from
place to place, they anticipated tho
best of times and therefore had
them. With this as a starter, tho
next ono to bo held on Kauai will
no doubt ho larger and moro varied 1
in exhibits. I
Sheriff Rico wishes to thank all !
those who contributed to tbo success
ot tho fair, especially to tho plan
tations, tho canneries, and tho own
ers of the agricultural oxhlblts, tho
schools and the various organiza
tion for their share In making tho
Kauai fair tho success that it was.
The sheriff also wants to thank
all those whoso services In decorat
ing and constructing tho booths in
tho armory for their work and par
ticularly to thank tho two young
men from Kealla whose assistance
In dismantling tho armory Saturday
night contributed such an Important
sharo to the success ot tho fair. .
Raymond C. Brown, tho territor
ial secretary, after a lengthy Investi
gation has decided not to dlvido
tho Wahlawa district as requested,
but Instead will ntovo tho polling
place from tho New Mill to Elcelo
Hall. The main trouble, according
to complaints, was that In bad weath
er the road to new mill from tho
homesteads was almost Impassable.
It Is expected that this change will
rellovd tho cotMltlon.
The Kawnlhau district was divid
ed Into two precincts, Kapua and
Anahola. Tho polling place in Ka
paa will remain at tho courthouse,
w.hllo tho polling placo in Anuhola
will be at tho Anahola school.
While on Kauai, Mr. Brown certi
fied 125 birth certificates of Ha
waiian born Japanese which guar
antees tholr American cltlzonslilp.
Ho did not havo an opportunity to
completo this work on tho island
but will do so when ho ngain visits
Kauai. As It is, ho comploted tho
work on tho west side of tho island.
Eddy Ho, representative of tho
Polk-Hustcd Directory Company, ar
rived on Knual last Wednesday In
connection with tl.n 1922 directory.
Mrs. J. H. Coney and Miss Clarissa
Conoy returned Wednesday from a
visit to Honolulu. J
Senator Jack Lucas paid Knual a
short business visit last week. Ho
camo over Wednesday morning nnd
returned to Honolulu the afternoon
ot the same day.
Judge L. A. Dickey returned on
tho Klnnu last Wednesday morning
from n visit of a few days in Ho
nolulu, P. A. Swift and C. S. Weight, of
tho merchandise department of the
American Factors Ltd., paid n bus
iness visit to Kauai last week, ar
riving Friday morning and return
ing to Honolulu Saturdny evening.
A. P. .Robinson returned from Ho
nolulu on the Claudlne last Fridny
Miss G. Nelson, who has been act
ing postmaster at Makawell, sailed
for Honolulu on the Lurlluo last
Friday! '
Mr. and Mrs. Hattrlck of Kokaha
will very shortly leave for Ketchikan,
Alaska, their old home. Mrs. Hat
trick has tho distinction of being
the first white child born at Ketchi
kan,. Mrs. S. Buckland, mother of Mrs.
Ray Allen, sailed via tho Lurlino for
her homo in California after n lengthy
stay with her daughter.
Mrs. C, H. Wilcox nnd hor two
children, Lois and Sam, returned to
Honolulu via tho Lurllne on Friday
Mrs. Wilcox camo to Kauai to at
tend the dedication ot the Lihue
Memorial Parish house, w,blch was
erected as a memorial to her hus
band and his brother.
Mrs. R. T. Jesse of Makawell,
sailed for the mainland for a lengthy
visit on tho Matson liiur Lurllne
frbm Port Allen last Friday. Mrs.
Jesse is a well known tennis expert
nnd with Mrs. Bedell, holds tho ten
nis doubles championship of tho west
side. She was accompanied by her
Dr. A. Y. Yee, optician, came over
from Honolulu 011 the Klnau last
Sho may he a flapper today, but
tomorrow she may havo a seat In
the senate. Tho roundly maligned
younger generation is going to run
affairs In a happier day, however,
and tho present generation should
do everything in its power to pre
pare tho way.
It's time somo ono took up cudg
els in behalf of tho younger sot
and listened to Its suggestions, no-
cording to the American Legion, na
tional headquarters, of which announc
es It Is ready to tako advlco and
willing to pay for it. To this end,
It will conduct, In June, a national
essay contest, open only to tho
young ones. Thero will bo a $1000
first prlzo, $I00 second prlzo and a
?250 second prize, given personally
by Hanford McNIder, Legion com
mandor. Smallor prizes will bo glv
en in each state.
Young mon nnd women between
tho ages' ot 12 and 18 years alone
will bo eligible. Essays aro limited
to 1,500 words and In each statu will
bo Judged by a committee of educa
tors, nowspapor mon nnd public of
ficials. The thrpo best essays from
each state then will bo judged by a
Jury of three nationally known crlt
tics: an educator, n journalist, and
an author. "Medals will bo given win
ners in each stato and It is hoped
that theso awards may bo supple
mented with scholarships In schools
and universities.
The subject of theso essays, ten
tatively decided' upon, Is "How, tho
American Legion Can Help Ameri
ca." It Is a direct nppeal to tho
younger generation for Its ndvlco
as to how tho service men enn im
prove tholr country. According to
G. W. Powell, assistant director of
tho Legion's Amerlcni'lsm commis
sion in charge of tho contbst:
"This younger generation will bo
ruling America when wo of tho Le
gion aro getting too old. to tako
muchi of an actlvo part. Tho young
miss in high school, flapper if you
will, may bo a senator when wo aro
too old ovon to vote, and hor broth
er may bo president. Wo want to
know what wo can do to pavo tho
wav for them."
Library Founders
Day Celebrated
at Lihue, May 24
The Founder's Day of tho Kauai
Public Library was celobrated at
Lihue, last Wednesday afternoon,
May 24, on tho brtthdny of A. S. Wil
cox, in whoso memory tho money
for the building was given by his
wife. The meeting was held at tho
Mokihana hall. Nearly 150 peoplo
from all parts of tho Island attend
ed. Frank Crawford of Lihue, presi
dent ot tho Knual Public Library As
sociation, presided at tho meeting.
Rev. .1. M. Lydgate gave a number
ot very Interesting remlnescences of
the life of Mr. Wilcox and his bene
factions. Rev. R. G. Hall of Koloa
made the address of tho afternoon
"Tho Library and tho Community."
sang a beautiful solo. Chalrmuu
Crawford told of tho origin and tho
growth of tho present library and
of tho plans for tho future. Mrs.
Alma Rogers of Llhuo- then sang
another solo. Mrs. Bayless was tho.
The assemblage then adjourned to
the building site across from the
Mokihana hall. Little Alice Wilcox,
a granddaughter of A, S. Wilcox,
turned tho first sod for the founda
tion of the, building. Rev. R. Wr Bay
less then made a short prayer in
voking tho blessings ot God upon the
new library and tho generous bene
ful peoplo of the Island which Is to
a possibility. i
The spectators then returned to
the Mokihana hall where tho plans
for tho new building woro viewed
and discussed. A social hour and
refreshments followed. Mvs. Wilcox
recolved the thanks of many grate
ful peoplo of the Island who are to
profit by her benoflconco.
Memorial Day exercises wero con
ducted by tho Americanization committee-
and the Woman's Auxiliary,
Kauai Post, American Legion, at tho
Tip Top theater last Sunday nftor
noon at 3 o'clock. These exercises
wero given on tho 28th of May and
rot on tho 30th, in viow of tho fact
that thero would not be a holiday
on Kauai on tho latter dntc.
Commencing with an organ pro
ludo by Cliopin, played by A. Hor
ner, and ending with taps, sounded
by Samuel C. Jerves, theso exercis
es pleased a largo audience. Tho
opening nnd closing prayers wero
delivered by Row R. W. Bayless and
Father Hubert respectively.
Rev. Royal G. Hall was tho prin
cipal speaker. He dollvored an -address
that was a fitting memorial to
our soldier dead and nn Incoutfvo
to tho living who enjoy a greater
freedom because of tho supremo sa
crifice paid by others.
A chorus from tho Women's Aux
iliary sung Kipling's "Recessional."
Two numbers' wero rendered by tho
Kapaa school teachers and Mrs.
Henry Sheldon led tho nudienco In
"The Stnr Spangled Bannor."
Following Is tho program:
Organ Prelude A. Horner Jr.
Opening Prayer Rev. R. W. liny
less. Recessional (Kipling) Tho Wo
men's Auxiliary.
Address Commander Adrian En
glehnrd. Song, Sleep Noblo Heart (Mendels
sohn); Memorial Day (Marshall)
Kapaa School Toachors.
Address Rev. Royal G. Hall.
The Vale (Russell) Mrs. Henry
Closing Prayer Father Hubert.
Earl G. Bartlett, princlpnl of tho
Kanu'hainoha School for Boys, who
killed himself Monday morning
I Honolulu during a, fit of temporary
j Insanity; was well known on Knual
naving neeu in cnargo of tho Kam
boys on, both of tholr last two trips
to tho Garden Island, during tho
Eastor vacation.
Tho news of his death was receiv
ed with great regret hero as ho
had mado many friends during the
Vicampincnt of tho Kamohameha
cadets. Ho was a firm friend of tho
boys and always mado it a point
(n Innl. .... 1 1 f. 1 ...
, jun uji uu iviuii gruus wnua on
j Kauai, and kept In touch with them
and their atfulrs.

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