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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1911.
Continued from page' one
ganized Mission school at Punahou.
as. teachers, and where they found
their former shipmate from Boston,
Rev. Daniel Dole, occupying the
position a s principal. His wile
had died shortly before, soon after
the birth of her second sou.
and Mrs. Rice took her place
as matron of the school and mother
to the twelve or fifteen sons of
missionary families who were ob
taining their schooling there. Miss
Marcia Smith, another o f their
shipmates from Boston, was also a
teacher at Punaliou. Among the
boys who were Mother Rice's earl
iest proteges here was Samuel
Armstrong, who afterwards became
a general in the Union army in
the Civil War and was later the
founder of the famous Hampton
Institute, organized for the uplift
ing of the negro race, recently
emancipated from the bondage of
slaveiy; also there was William D.
Alexander, now famous as the fore
most authority on the history of
these Islands, theGulick boyr, who
afterwards became missionaries,
themselves, to Spain, Japan, and
other foreign lands; and several
otl.eis who afterwards bicame pro
minent in the affairs of this nation.
Several of these former pupils of
Mrs. Rice have already passed i
away, long years before their
Came to Kauai
While at l'unahou their third,
fourth, and fifth children were1
born to Mr. and Mrs. Rice and'
were with them when they went
to Kauai, later on. these being!
William Hyde, their only son, j
Marv. who died in her twenty-1
third year, and Anna, the young
est child, who later married Charles
M. Cooke of Honolulu. The death j
of their daughter Mary occurred ;
on her return from Germany,
whither she had gone in the early
seventies with her mother and ,
sister Anna and the two children
of her recently deceased sister !
Maria, Mrs. Iseuberg, who had died
After remaining at Punahou, in 1
the routine of school life varied
by their constant efforts to elevate
the natives to a Christian life and
a higher sense of their moral re
sponsibilities, the time came when
owing to the growth of the mis
sions and their self support, in a
measure, the American Board re-'
moved a large part of the financial
aid it had been giving them, which
left Punahou with the necessity
for retrenchment, and also owing,
to Mr. Rice's poor health, due to,
throat trouble, they moved to Kauai
in 1854, where Mr. Rice was to1
undertake his entry into the sugar!
plantation business of the Islands.
They brought to Kauai with them, j
at this time, a Hawaiian couple!
who had come with them to Puna-
hou from Maui, a man named
Opunui and his wife Kaniho, who!
had been their faithful retainers!
ever since they lived first at Hana '
and who, with their decendants, 1
have always lived on this Island, '
since leaving Punahou.
At Inline, Mr. Rice became Man-
ager of Lihue Plantation, being,
appointed to that place through
the efforts of his life-long friend
Judge Lee of the Supreme Court
of these Islands, who was at that
time one of the holders of the
fourteen shares of stock into which
the capital of Lihue Plan
tation was at first divided. The
others besides Judge Lee being E.
O. Hall, General James B. Marshall,
W. C. Parke, H. H. Pierce, and
C. R. Bishop. About this time
General Marshall sold his holdings,
being fully convinced that there
was no future for the Plantation.
Mr. Rice received, as Manager,
the salary of $-400 per year, and
there were times when the stock
holders were unable to pay him
even this meagre sum and at one
time his salary was so much in
arrears that they were obliged to
ask him to take stock in payment,
which he did, much against his
desire at the time, though the
future proved that it was to his
best interests after all. This only
goes, to show how scarce money was
in those days, and how economically
they were obliged to live. But to
this compulsion in regard to the
form in which he should receive
liis salary is due the fact that in
later years his widow was able to
give such great assistance to charit
able objects as she did, and to do
so much for the Hawaiians. Iivery
year since her husband died, Mrs.
Rice has given nearly all her in
come, which became very much
larger as the years went by, to
Christian work in various parts of
Mr. Rice, in his plantation career,
has the distinction of being the first
plantation manger in these Islands
to introduce irrigation in the grow
ing of cane, and he put in the first
irrigation ditch for Lihue Planta
tion, --n ditch ten miles long and ex
tending from a place called Poo, in
the headwaters of the Haiminaulu
Stream, to the fields of cane in
While conducting the Plantation.
Mr. Rice never lost hi.s interest in
religious affairs, and both he and
Mrs. Rice always took an active
part in the church work and never
lost their love for the 1 lawaiian race
and their keen desire to work for its
moral advancement. Mr. Rice
fathered the erection of the first i
Lihue church, and aided with his
own hands to build it, its substantial
construction being shown by the
fact that when this church was
built over and enlarged a few,
months ago, the same frame-work
was made use of, the solid koa
and kauwila beams being as firm
and tough as when they were first
built, nearly sixty years ago. There
was only a thatch roof in those early
days, however, and rush mats on
the floor were the only seats. Mr.
Rice preached every Sunday in
this building in addition to his
plantation work until his death in i
1863, while at the same time his
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Dunuay scnooi uiuii sue resigneu
in favor of her son at the time of i
her trip to Germany in the early'
It may be said in passing, that j
the Moiliili Church building, in '
Honolulu, was also constructed!
under the supervision of Mr. Rice I
and Mother Rice has assisted in its j
up-keep, with the aid of her grand-1
son Paul R. Isenberg, ever since, j
While her husband was manager
of the Plantation, Mrs. Rice always
took great interest in the indus
trial advancement of the young
Hawaiians of the place, and be
sides attending to their religious
needs she gave the girls valuable
instruction in sewing and other
domestic arts and industries, and
has done more than lias been pos
sible from any other influence to
inculcate industry and frugality in
Mr. Rice died here in the year
1862, of throat trouble, and from
that year his widow has carried
on her work alone, - surrounded,
however by her children, grand
children, and great grandchildren,
up to the time of her death. Her
family is a large one, those living
at the present date including three
children, eighteen grandchil
dren ami twenty-eight greatgrand
children, besides seventeen hus
bands and wives of the children
and grandchildren, a total of sixty
She has made occasional trips
to the States during her long life
here, at one time living for two
or three years with her daughter
Emily, Mrs. Col. De la Vergne,
at Colorado Springs, and during a
later year, 1899, residing for over
six months with her daughter
Anna, Mrs. CM. Cooke, in Oak
land, California. It w a s while
here that her health first began to
fail, probably from the comparative
harshness of the climate there, due
to the extremes of heat and cold,
which caused her to hasten back, 1
in 1900, toiler beloved Island home, i
since which time she has never,
crossed the ocean j
Mother Rice was favored, her
whole life long, with a sunny dis-,
position, and was always patient
and full of love for others and of '
! charity for their failings. Her ef-.
! fort was always to uplift her fellow
beings, never to allow them to
fall, and she only saw the good
side in all her acquaintances. She
was gifted with a high intellectu
ality and a keen sense of humour, '
took a deep interest in each and all
of her friends and relatives, and
above all, always evinced a sincere
desire to accomplish the most that
was possible for the native Hawa
iians. And not only was her in
! terest for the Hawaiians alone,
but mission fields all over the world
were the recipients of her generous
aid, notable among them being the'
mission work in Turkey, the late
Dr. Gulick's work in Spain, the
Dr. Barnardo homes for children in
England, Dr. Grenfell's Labrador
mission, settlement work in seve
ral of the cities of the United States,
various missions in China, Dr.
Mott's Y. M. C. A. work, a home
missionary in Japan, and certain
evangelical interests in Germany.
The passing away of her active
participation in the religious and
social affairs and life of the Islands,
leaves a void impossible to fill, but
the influence of her beautiful
Christian life and work will live on
forever in the hearts of those who
knew and loved her, and her mem
ory will remain a lasting influence
for good in these Islands of Ha
waii. The ball game scheduled on Sun
day between the Lihues and Kilau
ea was postponed indefiuately, due
to the demise of "Mother" Rice.
Luis Mederios has resigned his
position with the Kula Garage and
accepted a position as luua on the
McBryde Plantation, beginning his
new duties on June first.
The Candy Hit of the Year
Foster & Drear' s
Most everybody's eating them
and talking about them to every
Pure, snappy covers, with cream
centers of a flavor you just can't de
scribe. If you are not eating F. &
O. chocolates, you've a new sensa
tion awaiting you a delight you've
Selected piece by piece, always
fresh, unbroken, delicious, put up
in the most aristocratic packages of
sweets ever placed on the market
and are sold only where best candies
are offered. Look for the golden
These packages come in three
21b Boxes - - $1.00 Each
lib " - - .50c "
1.21b " - - .25c '
and contain a variety including
French Mixed, Chocolate Mixed,
Chocolate Peppermints, etc.,
all being deliciouslv different.
Sierra week always means a big
supply of these fresh and delicious
sweets on ice.
1:1 IA II IE1 I I B.
Her Hawaiian Friends Pay
Tribute Jo "Mother"
On the 26th. inst., the "Hui Alo-!
ha" of Lihue met and selected five"
of its members, whose names appear
below, to serve as a committee to 1
uratt appropriate resolutions l u
memory of the late "Mother" Rice.
When on the afternoon of the
25th. inst., the sad news that
Th e "Mother" who stood for
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righteousues had departed, to
the realm bevond from which
no living soul returneth,--a
realm of which David, thei
righteous King of Israel, says, i
"I shall go to him but he shall
not return to me" I
spread rapidly throughout Lihue 1
and other places announcing to ,
the public that Mrs. Mary Sophia ,
Hyde Rice had answered the last !
call, then like as the lightning
electrifying the skies accompanied 1
by the roaring thunders which in 1
its season creates a tremendous ,
shock, so did the sad news of the
death of "Mother" Rice, to whose1
generous and open heart, we owe
much, fall upon us. I
We are full of grief and sorrow'
for thee, oh good mother!
"Luuluu Hanalei i ka ua nui,
Lutiluu Lihue ia oe e ka makua-
Ua niakai kau nialama ana inai,
Ia makou kau mau keiki aloha o
ka aina kulaiwi.
Ua hanau mai nau na keiki me
' na hua moopuna,
Me he pae opua la e kuku ana i
Eia hoi makou kau mau keike
E ku ana me ua kauikau aloha
E Haupu e! E Ilaupu ho i,
Aohe au upu ana i koe nona,
E Kalanipuu e au nei ike kai e
Aohe oia e au hou ana i ke kai
TRENT TRUST CO., Ltd.
Member Honolulu Stock and Bond Exchange
Real Estate, Insurance, Trusts
WANTED'-Two or three first-class
agents on Kauai.
omi U It VI II h VU
E ke aheahe lau niakani e pa
Aohe au pa aheahe hou ana uona;
E ka ua paupili o Lihue e,
He ua i pili aloha ia e ka makua
hine Ua pau kana pili aloha ana me
Ua pau ka pili aloha ana me na
Ua pau hoi ka pili aloha ana me
ka Hui Aloha o Lihue."
Aloha wale kakou i ka 'noho
1. Whereas, it has pleased the
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.nullum, viwia iu Hint: uwuy llic
,. .Sl ir !t. frmn Hic ,, BBr.
vant who stood for righteousness
at all times until she was laid to
rest in gentle repose.
To Whom we sing:
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth, peace good will to
2. And, whereas, the sad calam
ity has fallen upon the children of
the deceased, namely, Hon. Wil
liam Hyde Rice and sisters, the
grand children and the other mem
bers of the family.
Therefore, be it resolved, that
we join with the family of the
deceased in their great sorrow for
whom we all have learned to love.
We pray unto the Almighty God
to alleviate the sorrow of the pain
ed hearts of the children, grand
children and the rest of the family
of the deceased.
3. Be it further resolved that a
copy of this resolution be furished
to the members of the family and
Mrs. Lucy N. Kamau,
Mrs. Kalili Lovell,
Mrs. Milia W. Kaiawe,
Mrs. Mary Kolohaiole,
Mrs. Anna Kaulukou.
Committee "Hui Aloha o ua
Wahine o Lihue."
Editors Notk: Part of the
above was translated from the
original in Hawaiian.
Decoration Day is being celebra
ted bv the public schools today.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FIFTH CIRCUIT, TERRI
TORY OE HAWAII.
IN PROBATE AT CHAMBERS
In the matter of the Estate of
Ernest Mladinich, of Kealia,
Kauai, deceased intestate.
Order of Notice of Petition Kor
Allmvnnr,. of Accounts. Determi-tJ.
Trust and Distributing The
On reading and filing the peti
tion and accounts of Maria Mladi
nich, of Kealia, Kauai, Territory
of Hawaii, Administratrix of the
Estate of Ernest Mladinich, of said
Kealia, deceased intestate, wherein
petitioner asks to be allowed $669.85
and charged with $1085.00, and
asks that the same be examined
and approved, and that a final
order be made of Distribution
the remaining property to the per
sons thereto entitled and discharg
ing petitioner and sureties from all
further responsibility herein:
It is ordered, that Wednesday,
the 28th day of June A. D. 1911,
at 10 o'clock a. in. before the
Judge presiding at Chambers of
said Court at his Court Room in
the Court House, at Lihue, County
of Kauai, be and the same hereby
is appointed the time and place
for hearing said Petition and Ac
counts, and that all persons inter
ested may then and there appear
and show cause, if any they have,
why the same should not be grant
ed, anel may present evidence as
to who are entitled to the said
property. And that notice of this
Order, be published in the Gar
den Island, a weekly news
paper printed and published in
said Lihue for three successive
weeks, the last publication to be.
not less than two weeks previous
to the time therein appointed. for
Dated the 22nd day of May 1911.
(sgd.) Jacob Hardy
Judge of the Circuit Court of the
(sgd.) Philip L. Rice
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the
May 23, 30; June 6, 13.
j C. AH CHEONG
Gents' Suits Made
K A P A I A S T O R E
t i 11-
Iu a large and cho.ee assortment
Hawaii & South Seas Curio Co
Young Bldg., Honolulu.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIFTH CIRCUIT TER
RITORY OF HAWAII
At Chamheks In Prohatk.
In the matter of the Estate of
Mary Sophia Rice, of Lihue, 1
Order for Notice of Hearing Peti-1
tion for Probate of Will.
A document purporting to be the
will and testament of said
Mary Sophia Rice, deceased, hav
ing on the 29th day of May A. D.
1911 been presented to said probate
court, and a petition for the pro
bate thereof, and for the issuance
of letters testamentary to William
Hyde Rice and Mary Dorothea
Rice Isenberg having been filled
by said Mary Dorothea Rice Isen
berg. It is hereby ordered, that Fri
day, the 30th day of June A. D.
1911 at 10 o'clock, a. m., of said
day, at "the court room of said
court, at Lihue, County of Kauai,
be and the same hereby is appoint
ed the time and place for proving
said will and hearing said appli
cation.' Dated at Lihue, Countv of Kau
ai, May 29th A. D. 1911.'
By the Court.
Pim,n L. Rick,
May 30. June 6, 13, 20.
try a box
For that sweet tooth,
. of E. & 0, chocolates,
Mortgagees Notice of Inten
tion to Foreclose and of
Notice is hereby given that
under the power of sale contained
in that certain mortgage made by
Charles Blake to J. I. Silva, dated
the first day of May, 1905, and re-
corded in the Registry Office in
Liber 271 on pages 29-31; the said
I- Silva, mortgagee, intends to
foreclose the same for conditions
broken, to wit, the non-payment of
principal and interest due on the
promissory note and debt secured
Notice is likewise given that
after the expiration of twenty-flhe
days from the date of the first pub
lication of this notice, to Wit, on
Wednesday the 7th, day of June,
A. D. 1911, at 12 o'clock, noon of
said day, the property covered by
saicl mortgage will be sold at Public
Auction on tlie land covered Uy
said mortgage, at Koloa, Kauai.
Terms of sale, cash. Deeds
the expense of purchaser.
For further particulars apply
J.I. Silva, Mortgagee.
Dated, Eleele, Kauai,. May
Description of Properly Covered
by Said Mortgage to be Sold. '
All the right, title, and interest
of the said Charles Blake, Mortga
gor in and to the Blake Estate,
situated at Koloa, Island of Kauai,
being a one-fourth undivided in
terest inherited from his father, A.
Blake, deceased, and one-fourth
undivided interest bought of Ed
win K. Blake, prother of said
Mortgagor, and conveyed to said
I Mortgagor by deed dated the 10th
day of January, 1905, and recorded
iu the Registry Office, Oahu, in
Liber 271 pages 29 to 31.-
Hoolaha Manao Paniku A
Kuai A Ka Mea Paa Moraki
Ke hoolahaia aku nei ma keia
malalo o ka mana kuai o kekahi
moraki i hanaia e Charles Blake
anie J. I. Silva, ma ka la 1 o Mei,
1905, a i hoopaaia ma ke Keena
Kakau Kope ma ka Buke 271 ma
na aoao 29, 31, ke manao nei o J.
I. Silva, i oleloia, ka mea paa
moraki, ke paniku i ua moraki 'la
o ka uhakiia o ka aelike oia ka
uu oleia o ke kuinu paa ame ka
uu panee o kekahi aie nme l.ekahi
bl a hoaie dala i hoopaa ia e ua
1 moraki 'la i oleloia.
I Ke hoolaha pu ia aku nei mahope
, iho o ka pau ana o na la he iwaka-lua-kiunainakahi
mai a la aku i
hoopuka mua ia ai o keia hoolaha,
oia hoi, ka Poakolu. la 17 o June,
makahiki 1911, e hoolilo ia aku
' ana ma ke kuaik udala ka waiwai i
hoopaa ia ma ka moraki i oleloa
ma ka hora 12 o ke awakea o ka
1 la i oleloia, ma kahi o ka aina i
hoopaaia e ua moraKi 'la i oleloia,
ma Koloa, Kauai.
O na Kumu o Ke Kuai, ma ke
1 dala kuike. O na palapala Kuai
, malalo no ia o Ka lilo o Ka mea
1 No na mea i koc e ninau iaj. I.
, siIva 1Hea paa nioraK; J
i 1Ianaia' Klede Kauai' -May 12 mi-
O ka waiwai i hoakakaia ma Ka
moraki i oleloia a e hoolilo ia aku
ana e liKe me ia i hoi ice ia maluna ae
Onapono, Kiileana ame na wai
wai apau o Charles BlaKe, i oleloia
Ka mea moraki, iloko o ka waiwai o
Blake e waiho 'la ma Koloa, moku
puui o Kauai, oia hoi Kona kuleanr.
liooicahi hapaha o ua waiwai 'la i
oleloia i niahelehele oleia i ili mai ia
Charles BlaKe i oleloia, mai kona
ke kuleana hookahi hanaha o Edwin
Blake Ke kaikaina p ka mea moraki,
iloko o ua waiwai la o A. Blake, i
oleloia, a i hoolilo ia mai i Ka uioa
moraki i oleloia ma kekahi pala
palakuai i hahaia i Ka la 10 o
Ianuari, 1905, a i hoopaaia ma ke
Keena KaKau Kope ma Oahu, ma
ka Buke 271 ma na aoao 29, 31.
Mrs. Annie Berg
Ladies' and Gents' Clothes
Dry Cleaned and
Ladies Fancy Clothes a
' II. W. Waiau, has accepted a
position as freight clerk on the
Kinau, leaving Saturday last on
i His first trip.