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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22,. 1914,
Lihue Plantation Co.
Nawiliwili Landing and Baa
Lihue plantation, from a very small beginning nwav back in the
carlv fifties, has developed into a very large property, now composed
of what ate known as the Hanamaulu and Lihue Divisions. Mr. F
Weber is manager over all, Mr. II. Woltcrs being manager of the
Hauaiuaulu Division and Mr. A Thielen head luna of the Lihue Di
vision The total area of the cane lands of Lihue Plantation Company is
8,678.8, and the approximate arct of other lands, either owned in fee
simple or held under lease, is 34,736.2, or a grand total of 43,415.0
This year the sugar production was 19.543 tons from 3,5C!9 acres,
or 5.43 tons to the acre. The estimated yield for 1915 is 18,000 tons
from 3,669 acres.
The company milled 4,415 tons of Grove Emu sugar and pur
chased from Mr. W. H. Rice sufficient cane to make 2,521 tons. Thus
the total output of the company's fields was 19,543 tons, as stated
above, and of the mills 26,43r tons of sugar.
In addition to the above estimate for the 1915 cop, there should
be added for mill output an estimated total for the Rice lands of 2,000
tons, and the yield of Grove Kami.
The officers of Lihue Plantation Company are: H. Isenberg,
president; D. P. R. Isenberg. first vice president; C. II. Cooke, sec
ond vice president: W. C. Parke, secretary; Geo. Rodeik, treasurer;
A. Hauneberg. auditor. Board of directors: Hans Isenberg, A. S.
Wilcox, W. H. Rice, C. H. Cooke, W. C. Parke. D. P. R. Isenberg
and Geo. Rodeik.
Hans Isenberg. I
Lihue P! i t.i';
liiil'K st ;;!:
All Kauai is proud of the Lihtu j
Store. It is probably the largest
and finest mercantile establishment (
in the Islands outside of Honolulu,
and has few equals in many respects
oven in the capital city. It is the
Passengers for Kauai and freight for the distrm t 1.. .tu jh. ;.inU.! .t i!
also that the ('. S. government n-a k i, tit... ,i .... w ,t. . . . i i 1 i a j . .
It is iKre
View of Lihue Mill and a section of Lihue Plantation from the neighborhood of the mountain residence of President Ismbcrg.
There are two big stores at Ko
! i the Kauai Trading Company
uul the Koloa Plantation Store.
The name of the latter indicates
what it is. H docs a very large
business, chiefly with plantation la
borers. The business carried on is
of a general mercantile character.
Mr. Arthur lhiehhollz, a gentleman
'if pleasing, personality and many
years' experience in the country
store business, is manager.
The Kauai Trading Company, a
large wholesale and retail establish
ment, is practically owned by Then.
II. Davie & Co. The store was
started in 1890 by one Manuel de
Rego, and was incorporated in
1S4. Managers since the lime of
the de Regos have been C. 11. Jen
nings, Wm. Elliott and the present
manager. Mr. James Donald. The
company carries an immense stock
ind does a large business, having
auto delivery trucks running over
no' t of t1 iMh si le of Kauai.
"Manager Donald is exceedingly
energetic (a veritable "live wire"),
and is inveterately on the hustle for
new business, which he generally
The Ilanapepe Store is owned b
Jos. (Ionics, a man v.'.io Iks pulled
up . rapidly as a result of hard
work, strict attention to business
and a pleasing personality. Mr.
Comes was a plantation laborer for
eight years, after which he secured
a ck-kship in a general store and
studied the business. In 107 he
started a store in a very small way
on his own account, uul has stead
ily added to his premises until his
present large establishment has been
developed. Mr. Gomes has a very
complete truck delivery service, and
has an auto liverv business.
Work on Nawiliwili wharf was
finished this morning and Foreman
Mark Ilouhtniliue and his assistants-
will leave in the si earner this
afternoon f o r Honolulu It is
claimed that a good job has been
made of it. Later on the wharf
will be closed in with a fence and
The leading assistants to Manager Weber are:
Sugar Boiler & Chemist
Physician and Surgeon, F. L. Putman.
H. J. Carls
A. Siebel, C. W. Grote
G. F. Winter
A. de Bretteville
H. D. Wishard
H. A. Reichelt
Hanamaulu Division: i
lone absolutely complete department
store in 1 lawan a store m which
anything the average customer
needs may be found. Each of the
departments has its own manager,
its own telephone service, its own
cash registers, books, etc. : in fact,
is equipped along the lines of such
establishments in great cities.
The present Lihue Store was
completed last year. It is of rein
forced concrete, -two stories above
ground and one story partly under
ground. 'Cpon entering cither door
lone is immediately impressed with
1 .1 l e . t. ..t.i: i
Kilauca plantation has the distinction of being the most northerly I - . 'n
C. S. Christian.
H . Schultz.
Kilauea Plantation Co.
of any Hawaiian, and, in fact, occupies practically the most northerly
joint in the Hawaiian Islands proper. 1 lie estate embraces DUUU acres,
and although the rainfall is considerable, irrigation has to be relied on
to a greater or less extent.
This year the total output of sugar was 6426 tons from 1900
acres, or an average of 3 13 tons per acre.
The estimate for 1915 is 5800 tons on 1800 acres'.
The officers of the Kilauea Sugar Plantation Co., Ltd., arc: A. P..
Spreckcls, president ; John D. Spreckels, vice-president ; W. D. K. Gib
son, treasurer; H. W. Thomas, secretary. The Hawaiian agents arc
C. Brewer & Company, Honolulu.
The manager of the plantation is J. R. Myers, and associated with
him are the following:
Head Luna Robert Fricke.
Civil Engineer T. B. Buch.
Timekeeper George Buchholtz.
Chief Engineer Claude White.
Assistant Engineer Manuel Rcmaldo.
Steam Plow Engineer Antone Freitas.
Locomotive Engineer Joseph Pacheco.
Carpenter Robert Scott.
Blacksmith James Huddy.
Chemist H. F. Hadfield.
Sugar Boiler Antone Baptiste.
Bookkeeper L. B. Borciko.
Assistant Bookkeepers Max Boltc and Joseph Iida.
Physician Dr. Yanagihara.
Waimea Sugar Mill Company
The plantation of this company, located at Waimea, is among the
Smallest in the Islands, its capital being $125,000, divided into 1250
Shares of the par value of $100. Its output in 1914 was 2258 tons of
The officers of the company are as follows: II. P. Faye, presi
dent ; Geo. Rodick, vice-president; II. Schultze, treasurer; J. F. C.
Hagens, secretary, and A. Haneberg, auditor.
George Ewart, Jr., is manager; II. Willgeroth, chemist and sugar
boiler, and Sata, engineer.
DISTANCES ON KAUAI
One immense warehouse back of
the store is used or the storing of
surplus stock. Goods from the
steamer landing are delivered at the
.warehouse and store by a special
The main departments are dry
goods, groceries, hardware, lumber.
Japanese goods, gents' furnishings,
household and office furniture,
drugs, tobacco and cigars and a
meat market, with an extensive re
frigerating plant attached.
The main department heads arc:
E. De Lacey, dry goods ; lv -bert
fountain, groceries; Toiin Kaposa. :
hardware; i. Yosinmoto. Japanese
goods. V. II. Grote is head book
keeper, and E. Malm first assistant.
The system of keeping accounts in
Lihue Store has been adopted by
many other stores on Kauai.
The manager over all, ami the
man to be credited with building up
the vast business enjoyed bv Lihue
Store today, is Mr. I lerman Ruling
one ol the most industrious, en
terprising, progressive ami valuable
business citizens of isauai.
Lihue Store was formerly a
wooden, one-story building (now
Hale Hooni Theater), owned by the
late C. H. Bishop. It was pur
chased by Lihue Plantation Com
pany about fourteen years ago, uul
placed under a separate directorate.
The reason for the latter arrange
ment was that the store became suoh
a large enterprise within itself tint
separate heads were found to he '
Lawai 13.8 2.8
Ilanapepe 20.0 6.2
Waimea 27.1 7.1
Waiawa 31.5 4.4
Nqololo 44.8 13.3
Wailua River 7.7 4.4
Kealia 11.9 4.2
Anahola 15.7 3.8
Kilauea 23.6 7.9
Kalihiwai 26.6 3.0
Ilanalei 31.8 5.2
Wainiha 34.8 3.0
Nuololo ( no road ) ... 47.0 1 2.2
The jury commissioners iir the j
islands of Kauai and Niihau from I
December 1, 1914, are II . II. Bro-1
die, of Ilanapepe, and L- D Tim- j
mons, of Lihue. '
ake It An Electrical Christmas
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the best of materials being used, the article will wear tor vears, givir.g
excellent sorvieo during a'l its long life: BEAUTY everv article in
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and a very favorable impression will be created because of its presence.
Besides those illustrated at the top of this space, there are many more
and any one of them will be appreciated everv dav in the year by the
fortunate recipient. The prices of those shown are: Radiator, 15.00;
Toast-Stove. $6. 00; Percolator. ?15. 00; Iron, 53.50; Milk Warmer, $6.00.
Let us know- early your Christmas desires, and we will sug
gest the most appropriate gift according to the needs of the
prospective recipient, or according to the money which you care
Hawaiian Electric Co., Ltd.