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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 18. NO. 47.
LIHUE. KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1922
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Caleb E. S. Burns .
to Manage Pioneer
JOHN T. MOIR JR., TO SUCCEED
BURNS AS MANAGER OF
Caleb E. S. Burns, manager of
Koloa plantation has been appoint
ed manager of Pioneer Mill Co., to
succeed the late Arthur Collins.
Caleb Durns came to Kauai lead
than a year ago, resigning his posi
tion as assistant manager of Wallu
ku Sugar Co., to accept the position
of manager of Koloa plantation. Ho
will bo succcded hero by John T.
Molr Jr., who has been assistant
manager of the Pioneer.
John T. Molr Jr., was only lately
appointed assistant manager ot the
Pioneer, having formerly been di
vision superintendent of a division
with the Hawaiian Commercial and
Sugar Co., before going to the Pio
neer. He has virtually been In charge
of the Pioneer plantation during tho
Illness and absence ot the late man
ager, and has been accredited by
his superiors as having made good.
Tho many friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Burns here sincerely regret
their leaving tho island, for they
both have become exceedingly pop
ular during their short stay here.
However, their friends will rejolco
with them In Mr. Burns promotion.
Hla successor at Koloa Is an Is
land man, being tho son of John T.
Molr of Onomea and has made an
enviable reputation for himself as
a cane man.
ARTHUR HAUCK OF
PUNAHOU TO ADDRESS
President Arthur A. Hauck, of
Punahou school, will bo tho princi
pal speaker at the next meeting of
the Kauai Chamber of Commerce,
which will be held at Lihue next
month. An invitation was extended
to him by tho local chamber and
his acceptance was received the lat
ter part of last week.
Just what President Hauck will
take for the subject of his addrwsa
Is not known but it is believed
that will be some subject relating
The other speaker has not been
announced but It Is expected that
tho committee wll shortly do so.
NOW IN NEW BUILDING
Last Sunday was a busy day for
tho working force of the Kuual Tele
phonic Co., as It was tho day pick
ed out by the manager, Mr. Woods,
to move the exchanga from tho o'.i
bu'idlng near tha Kauai Garngd
to tho new building in I.ihuo.
The work began about 2:00 a.m.
Sunday morning and most of the
lines were operating by daylight
and all the lines wore ready at 10
ADELAID McCONNELL AND
C. A. BAGGOTT MARRIED
Returning travelers from Honolu
lu this morning brought the rumor
that Miss Adelaide McConnell Is to
become the bride of C. A. (King)
Baggott todoy In Honolulu.
Tho Garden Island refuses to af
firm or deny this rumor, but cir
cumstances point that there Is con
siderable foundation for It.
Miss McConnell is well known on
Kauai, having lived hero for a year
with her sister Mrs. A, H. Case of
COUNTY WORKING ON
WAILUA FALLS ROAD
Tho county road department Is
busy cutting tho lantana along the
county road to Wailua falls. Due
to the height of tho lantuna the
road has very Httlo opportunity to
dry during tho rainy weather and
has become almost impassable.
DRAMATIC CLUB MEETING
Tho November meeting of the
Dramatic Club will bo held at tho
Moklhana hall, Monday, November
27 at 7:30. Mrs. Rogers will read
"Tho Circle," by Somerset Manghan.
John Drew and Mrs. Leslie Carter
appeared in this play during the
season ot 1921-22.
I KAPAA NOTES
Seventy-live men and boys par
ticipated in the Father and Son
banquet, Monday night in tho Ha
waiian hall. Mrs. S. Kelllnol, assist
ed by the Hi-Y boys and Girl Re
serves had charge of tho arrange
ments. Tho following was tho pro
gram: Call to order and remarks by
George Raymond, toastmaster.
Talks: "The Why of the Hl-Y,"
Edward Morgan, president Kapaa
Hl-Y; "Our Greatest Asset; Our
Boys," John Kaneakua.
Singing led by Mr. Bayless.
"A Boy's Best Friend; His Dad"
Music by Lyons Orchestra.
Address: "Double Harness," Jim
my Taylor, religious work director,,
Army and Navy 1. M. C. A. Hono
lulu. Aloha Oo.
The Hawaiian hall was well fill
ed Sunday night to hear Jimmy
Taylor of Honolulu. Music by tho
young people with Mr. Taylor's mes
sage made the evening long to be
The Fernandez band of entertain
ers departed for Koloa last Thurs
day after a six day stand In Kapaa.
Judging from tho crowds that throng
e,i the show grounds nightly tho
show muBt have been
Tho Hawaiian Canneries Co. start
ed their winter packing season last
Tuesday with a preliminary run of
several hundred cases. The win
ter season Is expected to run until
The "Mouse Trap," a play given
by tho Kawalhau Girls' Club at the
Hawaiian hall last Saturday turned
out to be one of the best plays of
tho kind yet turned out by talent
that was strictly local. A large
crowd was in attendance at both
the concert and play and the danco
which followed at tho Kapaa hall,
also drew well.
To William Purdy, cow puncher
with tho Makee Sugar Co., went
the honor of being the first local
man to successfully conquer one of
Jack Burrough's bucking bronchos,
Several had tried previously and
failed, but Purdy, in his second at
tempt last Tuesday evening, rode
Thoda Bara without being thrown,
although the mare bucked hard
enough to throw an ordinary rider.
"Bill," as Purdy is known, was for
merly a cowboy with the Parker
ranch ot the island of Hawaii.
Artie Artego, ono of the Wild West
riders and victim of the unfortu
nate accident at Walpoull on Arm
istice Day is' mourning tho loss of
a silver mounted spur, lost some
where on the local show grounas.
A roward was offered but the spi'r
has not yet appeared.
Kapaa enthusiasts of tho fas-ln-atlng
gamo of pocket billiards, or
"pool" as It is generally known, will
no doubt bo surprised to learn that
Kauai Lee, whose name appeared
In the Honolulu papers recently as
a represontatlvo of Kauai in tlv
games now being played for tho
championship of the Hawaiian is
lands, Is no more than "Gassy"
Lee Shin, member of the Makee
baseball team. Lee has already suc
ceeded in disposing of his first op
ponent by the score of 100 to 52 and
may yet have a chance to bring
homo tho oocket billiard champion
ship to Kauai.
Tommy Evans, territorial survey,
or, and his assistants, returned to
Honolulu last week nftcr about two
months spent In surveying tho gov
ernment lands at Anahola.
MORGAN TO OPEN
OFFICE AT ELEELE
Dr. T. L. Morgan will open an
office at Eleelo at tho Y. M. C. A.
house and will bo at that office on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1
a.m. till noon,
J. 0. Warner Says
Liquor Laws are
Enforced in States
FORMER LIHUE MAN WRITES
ABOUT PROHIBITION ON
The following extract from a let
ter from Rev. J. O. Warner, former
Kauai county Y. M. C. A. Bccro
tary and later agent ot tho Anti
Saloon Leaguo In Honolulu, will bo
Interesting to our readers:
Mr. Warner Is now taking a course
of study in Drew Theological Sem
inary and doing field work for the
Ant I Saloon League of New Jer
sey and New York on Sundays.
"Say, but how the folk lied to us
down there In Hawaii about lax en
forcement in the states! Don't you
believe it. Tho government is on
the Job. Ono hundred and twenty-
seven agents clean-up thrco big
eastern Pennsylvania cities in ono
forenoon, confiscating $10,000 worth
of booze; CO agents swoop down on
Atlantic City and close up evory
boozo Joint nnd drain tho resort dry;
CO recently raided a big distribut
ing center In tho shapo of a big
New York hotel, operated by a for
mer brewer and got quantities of
tho forbidden stuff. Last week they
dug thru two feet of solid concrete
in New York and found $700,000
worth of liquor stored completely
sealed up on all sides.
You can stand on top ot tho Bank
of Hawaii and shout to the people
of Hawaii for me if you want to
that I havo visited San Francisco,
Ogdon, Denver, Chicago, Dayton,
Columbus, Clevelend, Canton, Pitts
burgh, Philadelphia, Trenton, New
ark and New York tho past summer
and In all put together I have not
seen as many drunks as I saw on
a single Saturday night or Sunday
morning In Honolulu!
On different nights I havo walked
the strets of lower New York, on
the west side, indeed all the way
from G9th street down to tho piers
and I did not see a single drunken
person or any evidence of boozo at
all. I could scarcely believe my eyes
for I knew that section in pre
prohibition days I lived in it two
straight years; there was a Ealoon
on nearly every corner and the bar
tenders sprinkled boozo on tho saw
dust in front of their establishments
to attract the weak ones!
Of course, I am not saying they
are not drinking cocktails and high
balls and hootch in the cafes and
cabarets In New York for they are
but they are mighty quiet about It
compared with tho old days, and the
folk who arc doing It do not count
for much In our national affulrs any
MRS. PHILIP RICE
RETURNS FROM COAST
Among tho Kauai people arriving
in Honolulu today on the Matson
steamer Maul are listed Mrs. Philip
Rice and Mrs. Charles Wilcox, yho
have Just returned from tho main
Mrs. Rico has been on tho main
laud for tho past threo months.
Extensive repairs and changes are
being made in the mill of the Ke
kaha Sugar Co., beforo tho 1923
season opens. Among tho now equip
ment that is being put in are two
pans and 1C crystallzers. The new
leaso that has been obtained by tho
Kekaha Sugar Co. is tho reason for
the Improvements as tho company
could not see its way clear to make
expensive Improvements until It was
assured of tho lease.
PARK BEING MOWED
FOR FOOTBALL GAME
Tho Lihue park Is being mowed
by tho prisoners in preparation for
tho annual football game between
Llhuo high school and Kauai Vets.
Sheriff Rico says ho wants to gtvo
tho grass n chanco to grow beforo
tho gamo so tho Vets will havo
some soft spots to fall on during
Norman Grieg, mill superintend
ent at Makaweli, was a passenger
on tho Kiuau this morning.
Bids are Opened
for New Library
Building at Lihue
JACK HANSEN IS LOW BIDDER;
CONTRACT TO BE AWARDED
Bids wero opened last week for
the new A. S. Wilcox memorial li
brary by the board of trustees and
while the only other bid submitted
was by S. B. Goss, who bid $G7,500.
Jack Hansen was found to be the
low bidder, with a bid of $G2,500.
Tho contract was to havo been
awarded today, but owing to pres
sure of business, Hart Wood, the
architect was unable to come to
Kauai last night and tho meeting
of tho trustees was postponed un
til next Friday afternoon.
Tho new library building will be
built of Hawaiian stono something
on the lines of the Llhuo Memorial
Parish house. The entranco lanal
howover, will be butlt of concrete
and will bo finished off to resemble
cut stone. Tho roof of the building
will bo red tile.
The main room of tho library will
contain a reading room, a chil
dren's reading rqom, a delivery desk,
book stacks nnd a packing and ship
ping room. These rooms will bo
partitioned off by book stack-.), but
really will be one big room.
One of tho pleasant features of
the building will be the reading
lanal on tho rear of tho building. It
is planned also that this will bo
tho periodical room. Tho lanal will
be enclosed in glass with tilting
windows so that they can be open
ed or shut as necessity requires.
That tho Institution of tho li
brary on Kauai has been a success
can be seen from the fact that the
local library has the highest book
circulation in the islands.
BETTENCOURT IS VERY
BUSY THESE DAYS
J. Bettencourt Jr., Kauai prohlbl
Hon officer, reports tho following
cases disposed ot last week:
Ah Fook of Walmea valley, was
fined $150 and cost for tho posses
sion of a still, 110 gallons of mash
and 7 gallons of oke.
S. Nakamura, of Walmea, was
fined $100 and cost, tho evidence
being a sake press and three gallons
J. Harada, of Kahili, Kllauea, for
manufacturing 50 gallons ot mosh
and ono gallon of oke was soaked
to the tune of $100 and cost.
The first cases were tried nt
Walmea and tho last two at LI
hue. S. Nakamura, one of the de
fendants, refused to plead guilty
whon first arraigned, but later chang
ed his plea to guilty. In connection
with bucIi cases, Bettencourt states
that under a ruling of the chief
prohibition officer of Hawaii, John
F. Colburn III, all persons on Kauai
arrested for any violation of tho
prohlbtlon act, and who would not
plead guilty In tho local courts, will
be transferred to Honolulu for trial
In tho federal courts.
DR. DUNN RESIGNS AND
WILL MOVE TO HILO
Dr. W. T. Dunn, who ha9 been
tho company physician for the Ha
wallan Sugar Co. at Makaweli for
tho past seven years, has resigned
his position and will movo to Hllo
where ho Intends to open an office
Dr. and Mrs. Dunn havo made a
host of friends during their rest
dence on Kauai and It is with ro
grot that they see him leave.
Dr. Dunn will bo succeeded by
Dr. Pennlston, who took over the
practice of Dr. Kuhna during tho
latter's trip to tho mainland. Dr,
Pennlston has become exceedingly
popular during hla stay In Lihue
and his friends are pleased that ho
Intends to mako Kauai his homo.
Tho Walmea' Mill Cq., is tho first
plantation on Kauai to start grind
Ing Its 1923 crop. Grlndlrg opera
tlons started last Thursday morning,
Juat at present tho fields mauka
of tho government road are being
N. E. Weight of Kealla returned
from Honolulu this morning.
S. B. Hundley of Kealla, returned
this morning from Honolulu.
Claude White of Kllauea return
ed from Honolulu this morning.
G. W. Grelg of New Mill returned
on the Klnau this morning.
Judgo W. C. Achl Jr., returned
last Thursday from n flying trip to
K. C. Hopper was a passenger to
Honolulu on the Claudlne last Fri
C. E. Mayne of von Hamm-Young
Co., returned from n short trip to
Honolulu last Friday morning.
H. D. Sloggctt left for Honolulu
last Friday evening for n short bus
iness trip to town.
A. B. Braue of Port Allen took
a trip across the Hot Sands last
Saturday in Honolulu.
W. F. Sinclair of New Mill was a
returning passenger on tho Klnau
Ben Goldwater of the tobacco de
partment of tho American Factors,
arrived on Kuual this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Kay of Eleele
wero returning passengers from Ho
nolulu this morning.
Norman Lyman arrived last Thurs
day morning to represent u client
In the local circuit court in a land
J. T. Molr Jr., who Is to succeed
Caleb Burns aB manager ot Koloa
plantation arrived to take up his
new duties this morning.
C. Maser, former county auditor
and later with tho Lihue plantation,
arrived this morning for a short
visit to Kauai.
Dr. Glalsyer returned from Hono
lulu this morning after assisting In
the trip across the Hot Sands In
town last week.'
L" V. Alexander of the U. S. En-
gneers breakwater force was a re
turning passenger on tho Claudlue
last Friday morning. .
C. H. Durshen of T. H. Davles &
Co., arrived on Kauai last Friday
morning on one of his regular busi
Harvey Raymond of Maul arrived
on the Klnau this morning. He is
to be the house guest ot Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Brcnham of Port Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Horner Jr.,
returned from Honolulu this morn
ing. Jack has been on tho mainland
on a hunting trip with Dr. Kuhns
ard reports n great time.
CROSSING AT 'MILL
The Llhuo plantation has practic
ally completed the concrete work
on tho new crossing at tho mill and
the county is now busy macadamiz
ing tho crossing. This work Is ex
pected to he finished so that tho
new crossing can bo opened next
The county Is planning to continue
some macadamizing near tho mill
in widening the road on tho Koloa
sldo of tho crossing and continuity;
tho widening towards tho school.
NEW TEACHER AT HIGH SCHOOL
A. M. Van Helning, who is to tnke
charge of the seventh nnd oighth
grades nt the grammar school arriv
ed last Friday morning. Mr. Van
Honing Is a graduate of Akron Col
lege, Ohio. Ho will also teach one
or two subjects lu tho high school.
COUNTY STEAM ROLLER
NOW BEING OVERHAULED
The county steam roller Is having
Its annual overhaul In tho Lihue
plantation shop and will soon bo
ready for work again. In the moan
tlmo the roud department Is busy
lining out work for tho roller when
It is ready to operate again.
Sovoral road widening jobs where
tho roads aro beginning to wcrr
down Is the principal work ahead
Elected Legion Head
KEALIA MAN TO COMMAND THE
LOCAL POST NEXT
J. B. Corstorphine of Kealla was
elected commander of Kauai Post
No. 2, American Legion, nt the reg
ular meeting o fthe post last Thurs
day evening at the county building.
Ben Henderson and C. L. Lano
were elected vice commanders with
Hib Case as adjutant, and Henry
Santos as finance officer. Jock Cat
ton was elected sergeant at arms,
Charley Dole chaplain, and Wandee
Check as historian. Adrian Engle
hard, the retiring commander was
elected a member of the post exec
A report ot tho Armistice Day com
mltteo was given nnd the committee
was given a vote of thanks by the
post for tho excellent manner that
tho celebration was handled. A sub
stantial sum was netted by the
post from their celebration.
The post voted to donate $250 to
tho armory fund and It was under
stood that the money will bo used
In completing tho equipment of the
The post also decided to open tho
now armory with a danco which
will be given Just as soon as the
building is completed. Tho amuse
ment committee also announced that
it is tho plan of the committee to
stage a smoker during tho month of
SAILOR ON LIKELIKE
KILLED AT KILAUEA
Ollvn Pua, ago 25 years, a sailor
on tho Inter-Island Btcamor Llke
llko, was Instantly killed last Sat
urday afternoon at Kllauea.
Pua was a member of tho boat
crew that was bringing a lino from
tho steamer to a buoy. The boat was
probably surfing in with the lino
and in doing so struck a rock. Pua
was standing up In tho boat and
was thrown forward when tho bont
struck and his head hit one of tho
Iron supports ot tho boat's seats,
fracturing his skull.
He was taken to the Kllauea hos
pital where It wns found that death
He is survived by a mother liv
ing Koloa and the body was brought
to Koloa Sunday for burial.
After the accident the rest of tho
crow refus' d to bring the lino ashore
from tho steamer, claiming that
thore was a kahuna on tho Kllauea
land'r.c Three of tho lien were
seriously in ured in a somewhat
similar manner about a v;ar ago.
GO TO TOWN
Last week end saw the exodus of
practically overy plantation manag
er on tho island. The reason for the
trip is tho annual meeting of tho
planters In Honolulu. Some ot tho
managers waited until Saturday be
foro going to town but a greater
number sailed on the Claudlne on
ON WAILUA FENCE
The now fenco at Wailua park Is
nearly compelted, tho county begin
ning tho work last week. A thred-
strand wire fence Is being put In.
Tho Ahuklnl railroad Is construct
ing tho cattle guard whore tho fenco
crosses the railroad.
Whore tho fenco runs Into tho
sea on tho makui sldo, a rock wall
will be built. A portablo track will
be laid to haul tho rock makal.
HERE ON CITIZEN CASES
Raymond Brown, secretary of the
territory, is on Kauai at present
straightening out some tanglos in
regard to citizenship.
Tho tnngles concern mostly trou
ble In rogard to birth certificates
for Hawaiian born Japanese
The Misses Abbie Lucas and Mar
gery Smith of Honolulu aro tho
house guests of Mr. nnd Mrs. Wil
liam Akerman of Lihue. Doth ot
the young women nro In tho office
of tho Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association.,
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