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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1912.
The Kalaheo Homesteads
Tint Gakdkn Island has for sometime been working on a
campaign for advertising the advantages of Kauai's agricultural
resources, and is very much pleased to inform its readers that
arrangements have been completed for putting into effect a system
of publicity which cannot be estimated in value in dollars and
cents. In this promotion work, we will gladly accept communica
tions from those who are interested, and who might desire to ex
press their opinion on the subject.
To the McBryde Sugar Co., at Elecle, must be given the credit
of carrying into completion, one of the most gigantic and success
ful homcsteading propositions in the Territory. The plan consists
of establishing small homestead holdings near 'the plantation pro
perty, the lots containing five acres each. Water was piped to each
tract in sufficient quantities for irrigation and housetold purposes,
absolutely free of charge.
Tltes lioiiK's-toacl.s nn iiIIoikIimI luri'ly by the futility wltili1 (lie fattier itml
tlic InrtfiT J toys an- at work tin llioSttgiir Plantation. Waller Mcl'riile, Manager
of the Fruit Co., is deeply interested in tlii" colony mid gives (lie allair." of the
settlers liis constant attention.
LAWAI PUHUC SCHOOL SITUATED AMONG
THE KALAHEO HOMESTEADS
The above picture shows that the education of
the children of these thrifty homesteaders is receiv
ing due attention, and a recent decision by the
county fathers to provide for the needs of the in
crease demand for school accomodations indicates
the watchfulness which the county officials maintain
for the welfare of the homesteader.
The present school is to be enlarged during the
coining vacation period in order to accommodate
the present attendance, while a new site containing
seven and one-half acres is to be put in readiuessfor
new building in the future.
Swerving somewhat from the educational point
yet not entirely foreign it is well to here mention
the beautiful and popular Kukuiolono park, a tract
of land containing an area of 178 acres, being a do
nation to the public by Mr. Walter McBryde. This
park includes a well-laid race course and a baseball
diamond, at the same time being' suitable for the
many athletic sports of which the youthful home
steader has grown so extremely fond and accurate.
Kukuiolono Park is situated on the crest of a
hill and provides a view of the surrounding country
that beggars description. The broad cane fields' of
Koloa, McBryde and Makaweli plantations, the
scores of beautiful homesteads with their avenues
of stately trees and broad acres of excellent govern
ment land yet unclaimed, are sights that greet the
eye while taking a turn round the half mile race
course which encircles the athletic and baseball
grounds. In future we will endeavor to describe
this park in a special article. The work being ac
complished by Mr. McBryde is simply marvellous.
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On these beautiful hills are situated the Kalaheo Homesteads, promoted by the McBryde
Sugar Co. , situated about four miles from the Company's mill. Here, the largest practical test
is being made of homcsteading European labor.
ONE OK THE PRIZE KALAHEO HOMESTEADS
The above is an illustration of what has been accotn
plished so far in the attempt to make beautiful and
profitable homes and a thriving community on land
that was previously not even desirable pasture land.
One of the schemes' which Mr. McBryde inaugurat
ed to aid the homesteaders, and which has brought
most favorable results, was the setting apart five
acres in the midst of the homestead area for an ex
perimental plot. Here he has show u the homesteaders
how to grow pineapples. In doing this he faltered
not in the use of the same tools as the poorest settle: ';,
so tlutt the preparation of the land was carried on with
the same material the homesteader has at his dis
posal. The experimental plot is a demonstration of
the importance and value of intelligent cultivate n.
Some of the land holders accept suggestions quickly
and profit by them, while others do not. On the
whole, however, the families living here, seem to be
making good, and it is highly probable that with
the increase in European immigration thai must fol
low during the next few years, the general Hi cs
laid down in the Kalaheo homestead area will become
the basis of substituting workmen with independent
homes, for gang Oriental labor.
These homesteaders have their lands planted to
cane and pines, which bring them an income suffi
cient to defray their living expenses, making it
possible to put aside nearly all their salary for a
rainy day. They also have their' cows, pigs, chickens
and well tended garden spots, all of which contri
bute most substantially to the family larder.
THE NATIONAL SAL
will be with you soon with a
STOCK OF CLOTH 1
for Men and Boys, which will be sold so low that in the twinkling of an eye, you will be tempt
ed to buy. Below, we quote a few prices to give you an idea how this stock is going to be sold
Blue Serge Suits
Fancy Serge "
Mens Pants Department
Wool pants -Dress
Mens' Clothing Department
All wool Cassimere suits $6.75
" " worsted " 10.25
" " blue serge " 12.50
Arrow Brand Collars, sizes 14 to 17 1-2. Sold all over the world at 2 for 25 cents
Our price, 4 for 25 cents
E, & W. Brand sold everywhere at 2 for a quarter, our price 4 for a quarter
Silver Brand, Sold the world over at two for a quarter, our price 4 for a quarter
Do not miss me if you value money. Never before never again, will such matchless values be offered
on this island. 50 suits made to order by the great Adler & Sons, Rochester, N. Y. These suits sold
formerly for $30 and $35. Yours for $17.50 & $20.
i nii-iiri arwa e oxua wltutm o aaan i
The NA TIONAL SAL VA GE COMPANY
H. Kubey, Manager,