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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1915
The History of Lihue
StoOCra. W. II. 'like. Jr.
(Continued from last veek.
First of all, let us imagine our
selves arriving at Lihuc in ahont
the year 1850. We are landed at
Nawiliwili harbor as now, but at a
place of some of the early Hucls
am! kin.e,s, the: hest kimwn of ulinri
was K i n Knumualii, born in 1779,
died in 1824.
To llllnlf nanin frm t , ,1 1, i
somewhat different spot, just off ...... . T ...A. ,, '. ,'
aiiiv. & irMluu IIIC tilLM'll UITI.1
place of KauiuiKilii , a rot-kv nook,
a, the foot of a hill on winch the
the point below the site of the
present jail. The beach at that
time extended out quite a distance
and passengers were landed at I'a-
sacrifics of heathenism had been
nffl-li-ll " Tliic fl it ,"o dill
paimauoa,iue roan passing inrouyii j
the grounds of Papalinahoa, th
beach residence of Mr. G. X. Wil
cox, then the home of Solomon
seen at Waihia while above on
the bluff is .-mother interestin;;
Kamuhnlo. A fine large grass house j J 110 I,,ccc ot wound opposite
with a wooden floor, an exception ; f,le Uce to Mr. Web.-r's drive
inth.xse days, was seen on this ! ! wa" was the ""rket plac e of eai lv
place, which was some years later d l-vs ;l:ul PsHl a lively scene
sold to Mr. Wilcox. The beach at !tvc!V Saturday wl;c" lhc H nvaii
Nawiliwili extended out almost in!lilis frwm Kc"ali;' WouU :uvhx will
fact to the end of the present whart ; l'ro,hlce- consislir',T of
and almost to the big rock in the j '"'"'."a, wnter melons, rush hats,
harbor, affording ample room for hau r"l,c' tiro,jt' "aiikes r.nd
a road in front of what is now Mr. ' llorscs- Living in those days was
Kaeo's beach home. The Nawili-1 VC! A H'1e. food was cheap and
will stream pursued also a different l'"ouh couK1 ,,e tilit for twen
course running in front of what is i ty-Iive cents to la-t an ovdinare
now Hamano's store, but W1;U ! family a week. Mullet were worth
then was taro patch land. Upon
ascending to the top of the hill we
came upon beautiful open country
with no fences or stone walls to
obstruct travel in any diiection.
Though the roads ran somewhat
differently from now they are verv
much the s ane with the exception
that our present grades are vastly
The mauka lands consisting of
the ridges running to the crater of
Kilohana. were nearly all densely
wooded with the indigenous koa,
sanda' wood, hao and ahakea.
Some of these groves were of such
dense growth that they were al
most impossible to ride' through.
Upon the lower lauds were groves j e'ht dollars a month. Saturdays
twenty-five cents a doen a n d
sticking p i g s twentv-fiye cents
each, licef sold at two cents a
pound and even at that low pike
it w::i difficult to sell all the meat
of one slaughtered bullock and
there were no facilities for keep
ing it. Horses could be purchased
for from ten to fifteen dolhus a
piece. Iloises brought to t h e
Government pound sold for twenty-five
cents each. The labor
available at this time was largely
llawaiians, and they worked well
but in their own way, with short
hours and frequent holidays. Until
1 S7i) laborers could be cmploved
at tweniv-fivc cents a dav or about
of the beautiful Kukui and Hau.
Even the first field upon which
cane was planted was left partially
standing in trees with the cane
grc wing between and around the
tress. This was the field of Halo
P. The land extending from the
cemetery and up as far as Mr,
Stewart's residence and across to
Halehaka was formerly one large
grove of Kukui trees, flanked on
one side by a grove of Koa. Sandal-wood
grew in such quantities
on the ridges and in the valleys in
some sections that there grew up
qu'te a lucrative business in cut
ting and exporting the same to
The Hawaiian village of Pualo-
the work upon the plantation eea
ed at one o'clock and all hands de
parted for Kipu, which was the
scene of lively sports and hor-e
race. The empty lot in front of
the manager's home was the site
of the first store, the humble pre
decessor of our fine new concrete
store, lolinny Stubblcbean was the
proprietor and he dispensed tobac
co, drv-goods, and the limited
wares procurable in early days.
A good deal of Spanish money
was in circulation about this tin e,
johnny Stubblebean was succeed,
by Mr. Scholz. and the store r.onie
years later moved to the prevent
site to be near the plantation (fiiee.
It was customary in the early years
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'i'hi'- is a picture- of the Pield Marshal of Emperor Wilhelm,
who has been detailed to direct the movements of the Turkish army.
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ki consisting o; thatched houses ff the post-ofliee to be i nn in cn;
extended from near the present ; nection w ith the store and w hen
cemetarv across to the property ' the mail came in if on didn't hap
occupied now as the Hawaiian pen to be the happy possessor of a
parsonage and Government school, i post box you must wait your turn
There were also large settlements with other customers at the store,
in Halehaka valley, Niumalti, Na- In the olden days here a quarter
wi'iwili and Hanamaulu valleys, was the smallest coin that could
Very worthy of mention were I purchase anything and ciga: s bv
the several large Heeaus in the dis-I the box were unknown. Candy
trict, one particularly of note as ! came only in bottles and much of
being unusually large and perfect , ; thai all the way from Europe.
was situated at the lower side of! The earliest Hawaiian, chinch I
the present High School property. ; "f which we have record stood to:
Ar other one, its mate, as they 'one side of what is the lumber I
were usually found in pairs, was'vard of the present store. It was of
just beyond the present beach line j thatch and at first but a brand. o'j
of Nawiliwili, near the big rock 1 the Koloa church us there was no j
iu the harbor. Another large Ileeau, Mission station in Lihue, :md was i
one of the most interestihg was ; ministered to by Rev. Dr. Smith. I
located just above the Hanamaulu In the year 1S5. this church was!
mill, its stones being many of them moved to the present site, being!
used in the foundation of the mill, constructed again of thatch, with!
This was said to have been the a n earthen floor covered with
Heeau for human sacrifices. There in. its, rendered soft for silting pur-!
were two large rocks formerly in poses by the addition of much straw
the field opposite Mr. Welter's res-. ami grass beneath. .Mr. Rice recalls j
idence, of which it is said they ' how intrrcsted he was as a boy at'
were chiefs on their way to this seeing the women and children
he. :au but stricken dead by the scramble when a 1; ."to'd would '
cross the mats. It was anile the
expected thing for the dogs to en- '
ter church with their masters and
a dog tight was not an unheard of!
thin.-. (.):iee when a church sub
scription !i,t was be!n c'a dilate.'.
stench from the human sacrifices.
Here I quote from Bingham's his
tory of the Sandwich I.-,la;ids in
regan' to this custom, "He found
a nan, who had formerly been em
ployee, by the chiefs to sieve hu
man victims for sacrifice, a ser
vice for which he had qualified
one man w.is known to have de
manded a promise that the dogs be
himself so that like a tiger, he kept out of church cbe
would leap upon his unguarded
prey and break his bones."
At Wailua makai near the mouth
of the river, where so many rocks
are to be seen at this day was a
lare Heeau, the Citv of Refuge of
early times. Wailua was the birth
with-hi.'.d his Mil
p'.'.on! A bell
tor the chinch was pi e--'-i;'.ed by
Henry l'ieiee ec Company and
hang 111 the Mecp'c of the I'M edi
fice r.ntii the coa.-. i'iu tioii i i the
new chinch in ';ni when it w.is
(Con: in tied in new isv.ie.)
Mesmerism of War.
Doesn't it seem as if the war spirit has us all hyp
notized? Even though we as a nation stand, tor peace ..per
haps more stanchly than any other nation, still we
think we must be prepared for war.
We bow to the demands of the god of war, even
though we fondly believe we are in the train of the
goddess of peace.
We spent in 1911 nearly three million dollars in
preparation lor war.
And yet we say we believe in peace. So does it not seem as if we
Since 1S99 we have spen t about three billions for war. Think
what that would mean it put into schools, into building good reads,
into stamping out preventable.- diseases, into reclaiming ariel lands, in
to working out a system for giving idle men employment If this
money had gone for these things since 1899, think how much farther
ahead we would be as a nation, how much happiei and more pros
perous we would be as a people. Vet all we have to show tor it are
some baiileships, many of which are possibly now out of date, some
military post.i, only eight out of .orty-nine of which one of our Secre
taries o. War litis said are of pra A-:; I value, and some naval nianett
v; -. and tuigel drills ami mil.t..' . p: actice.
Every lime a shot is fned i. - hi a Airleeii inch gun, enough money
is ni nl for it. t.'.kiii;, into e'onside..,tion also the damage to the gun,
to give some one a college education.
A loud roar, a puff of smoke, a shot Piying toward a target, all
done with the idea of destroying something or wounding or killing
men, and the ei:ii alenl of an education that would start a man or
woman on a career of usefulness isgone.
Doesn't it seem as if we are under some spell that we continue to
do these things:
I'or the (iiestion that we settle by the cannon ball is usually one
right or wrong, of justice or injustice to ourselves or others. Anel
since we believe in right and justice ought we not be willing to abide by
what is ligh.t and jtist, whether the decision be for or against us, rath
er than resort lo blows and the taking of what we can get bv strength
whether it is ours or nol?
We do believe this we say and are willing to abide by the deci
sions of tribunals. Yd u e spend nearly three millions some years in
contradiction of au words.
It does seem as if w- are hypnotized to elo these things in spite of
all we say or think we believe to tin contrary.
The old belief handed down through all the ages seem to cling.
We are emerging .into the light, into the dav of justice and brotherly
lim.-, but the war cloud still tluu'.vs its black shadows over us. It seems
difficult to gel away from under its sinister influence.
Some will say that in such complications as have lately arisen
for Mexico, for instance-, it is necessary to be prepared for war.
Put is bloodshed necessary to help a weak nation to get on its
Aren't brotherly iovc and a helping hand more necessary? And if
this weaker nation kne w, w ithout the shallow of a doubt, that we
came to :' only in good, will, to help it to peace anel prosperity, to give
it schools .aid prosperous towns and happv homes once more, do you
think it would linn their guns upon us? Must it not be tired of blood
sheii? Would it not welcome friends who brought peace and good
govern men I
It is '.his univeisal belief in what armies and navies stand for, the
susi icioi. that uc .".ie eoiii'iig for selfish purposes, that- makes the
weaker m. A i. i et the coining of the stronger one with guns. Remove
su-.pk ion and. tl.;- e ..i mm would 1 e silent. A harried country unable
to achieve pe. u- would wehome us as gladly as do the destitute coun
tries i.f Ei:io; e- our f-.od ship-., if tliey knew we were coining only
with lA- i ..- :e to help.
T1A b. lie! iii ;he necessity of war is the spell that the spirit of
on ic .1.1 ami irom winch we are yet suilering. It has grown
i the ccnluri-s until it is diihVult to shake it olT. We as a nation
- , tl.-.:; c.ihm--. w ho 1 1 : i -, e lived in its shadow from time inune
i at i; ha-, us m der its domination desi.ite our beliefs to Hip
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