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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, JANURAY 26, 1915,
. 1 L.
The History of Lihue
2Jv atrs. W. H. t(ce, Jr.
(Continued from last issue.)
So strf -is was the fear inspired j5"! the day were kept in the low
in m uiv i boy's heart that even 'lands near the river. This br. had
when ;:ii.,vn to iiianh od they in- t. li most remarkable ability in dis
stinctivciv hastened by the spot. I lingtrshinR- one calf from another
There was told me a tale of a very ""d their respective mothers. This
yonti. b,-v sent post haste a d irk was the more remarkable when I
tiii'it for the doctor. In fear, imd ' repeat that there nearlv nlwnvs
treuiblinjr tlu i.eadcd hall trees
were safelv passed .uid on the re
t.int tr;p in company with good
Dr. Smith fear again caused Mr.
Youthful ' wish to hasten past
the feaisome place, so a well direct
ed kick at the Dr's. horse and a
sudi.b :i leap of the startled beast.
muni to its ruler
o 'ci. more the aku.i was safelv
1- ;ding at W.iihia niauka was
the family of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Jirown, who were induced to come
to Ki'.uai by Mrs. Brown's brother,
Mr. Godfrey Rhodes, in IS46. Mr.
Rhodes was living in llanalei at
the time, being the pioneer coffee
planter of the Island, coming to
Kauai, I believe in 1S50. Mr. Brown
was an Kuglinh farmer of means,
who hoped to make a success of
farmiuu in the Hawaiian Islands.
Situated in the fork of the two
rivers Mr. and Mrs. Brown built a
commodious and substantial house
of Hawaiian hardwoods, lathed and
i.askred, of many rooms, with
polished floors, high ceilined and
spa. ions, the whole sin rounded by
spacious verandahs. This place Was
known as the "Wailuj Kalis Ins
tate" am", Mr. Brown took great
pride in beautifying i t. They
brought with them to the place the
lirt magnolia ttee on the Islands,
sending its mate to llanalei. The.se
trees have become the parent trees
of many similar ones throughout
the Islands. In addition to the
magnolia, Mr. and Mrs. Brown
brought with them the heliotrope,
easier lines ana tne tiurranta, a
llou-eriiig shrub with a profusion
veilow berries Mr. Brown made
three successive attempts at coffee
raising but the plantings were each
time deslroyed bv the caterpillars
Mr. am! Mrs. Brown lcought with.
them to tiie new home four clnl i
:'en, fir. :e sons and a daughter,
Alice, ho some years later mar
ried Mi. Yon Holt, and as a
widow, married Rev Mr. Mackin-
:a-b. Three Jons were added to the
family here, the first one Louis,
bom in 1S4S (asnearh as I can
ascertain) the first whitechild born
in the district. The child, however,
died in infancy, supposedly from
sunstroke Mr. Cecil Brown was
born in lS5o. so perhaps ca i claim
the honor of being IhefiiV foreign
child bom here to grow to niatiiri
When the attempt at farming
pp ived unsuccessfully, Mr. and Mrs
Brown relinquished their lease
hold to Mr. Kroil who in turn in
stead of turning it bick to the
Crown deeded it to Kani. Y as a
result of which a portion of the
lands of Wailua known as Konolea
are uow claimed by the Bishop
Estate, which collects the rents (or
Some years later. King Kalaka-
ua had the houses taken to pieces
with the intention of removing it
to his lands at Kapuhe, but his
plans were never consummated and
the fine timbers were scattered.
Atter the Brown family left Wai
hn there seems to have been a suc
cession of owners until Hoffschlae
ger ci Co. attempted ranching,
hoping to establish a lucrative
business with the whalers. The
main business was cattle raising,
butter making and salting down of
beef ami raising uf fresh produce,
such as sweet potatoes, taro, etc.
was the large number of Too cows'
to be cared for. If by any chancel
this boy was away from his duties!
contusion reigned as only he could
handle the situation.
Those days tiie cows pastured on
the niauka lands gave more and
better milK than cows pastured on
the same lands do now. On enquir
ing the reason for this 1 learned
that the poor grasses growing now
on the niauka lands, such as laiki
the Ililo and spurious fox tail did
not exist then but in their places
were the rich native grasses. The
poorer grasses did not creep in un
til later, being first noticed about
Judge McBryde is entitled to
mention at this point of Lihue's
early historv also, as he first lived
at W'ailua which he managed for
some years, coming in 1S54. It was
here also he first brought his bride.
It was to this ranch that Mr.
Paul I.senberg first came in 1858
assisting and later succeeding
Judge McBryde for IIofTschlaeger
and Co. From W'ailua Judge Mc
Brvde moved to Walnawa, pur
chased the large holdings there,
and Air. Isenberg superintended
the construction of the McBryde
home. Later in I860, Mr. Isenberg
came to Lihue plantation and in
1861 was married to Miss Maria
An account of an early 4 ill. of
July celebration might come in
here nicelv as it concerns so many
of whom I've already made men
tion. Fourth of July 1859. (As
written by Miss Maria Rice.)
"Yesterday was the 4th of July
and we agreed to celebrate it by a
sail to the W'ailua river. W'e a1l
rose early and by 10:00 A. M. our
partv started YYe were, my father,
Mrs. Burbank of Koloa, Maty and
Sammie Burbank, I'attie Cooke,
I ulia A. Gulick, Mahina Rowell,
George Dole, Willie Smith, Char-
i lie Alexander, Willie, Ivmily, Mary
Rice and mvself. G. I), drove Mrs.
Burbank in the carriage. The rest
were on h:rseback, I rode a new
horse "Yictor " We rode very
For County Treasurer
To the Voters Of Kauai County:
I respectfully announce mvself
as a candidate on the Republican
ticket for nomination and re-election
to the office ot COUNTY
TREASURER, and solicit t h e
support of all the voters of the!
County of Kauai at the Primary to
be held March 13. 1915.
I am willing to stand upon my
past record for the careful and
satisfactory handling of the funds
ot the county , and promise equally
efficient service in the future.
Very truly yours,
Lihue, Kauai, January 18, 1915.
For Coimty Ckrk
To the Voters of Kauai -nci:
I respectUilly announce myself
a candidate, as a Republican, for
the nomination to succeed myself
as COUNTY CLERK, to be voted
upon in tiie Primary Election for
nominations to be held March 13.
I have endeavored in th past
to fulfill t h e duties of County
Clerk faithfully and well, and will
feel grateful to all my friends for
their support again on this occa
sion. Very respectfully,
J. M. KANKAKUa,
9-t. County Clerk.
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slowly though our horses were
very gay. On reaching the beach
we found Mr. Hardy and Alice,
Willie Andrews and Messrs. Mc
Bryde and Pomeroy there. We
went into the verandah of a house
to wait for the rest. Soon Dr.
Smith came. lie and Mr. McBryde
came and talked to us awhile. A
long time afterwards (so it seemed
for that wasn't a pleasant time to
wait), the carriage and the ladies
with Mr. Pfluger, came, soon after
Mr. Isenberg. Miss Knapp was i:i
one of her "abstract" moods and!
could not tell whether the Wide-'
maims were coming or not. Wei
waited till twelve o'clock and then i
went aboard. Such funny work as!
we had getting under way, first j
over one side ami almost wrecked,
then ditto the other, the sails flap- j
ping, etc. and father and Mr. Pome-
roy shouting. Mr. McBryde run-;
ning all around and genera! con-i
fusion. After a while we arrived at
a house where there were a lot of i
melons for us and took them on!
board. We cut some and Emily
sent melon boats down the river.
Somebody said "Mr. Pfluger is
coming." "Is he swimming" ab
sently asked Miss Knapp.
Mr. Hardy sailed along in a
nice canoe sometimes alongside,
sometimes before or behind. The1
NATURAL MINERAL TABLE
WATER AND GINGER
Bottled at the Famous
Effervescent Springs at
the foot of-Pike's Peak,
The Only Water On the American
Continent Recharged with
Own Natural Gas.
J. I. SILVA, Elecle
Kapaia Liquor Stora, Lihue,
Distributed on Kauai.
CALIFORNIA FEED CO.
Hay, Okaix and Ciiickkn
Sole Agents for
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P. O. Box 452, Honolulu
all of which was required for the 1 next thing was to run ashore the
wh.ilers. i "t'ltT s'('e anions some bushes and
'ci . .... i ..-, li : drop an old man overboard who
1 here were about , u0 cows milk- . ,, . ., ,.
was attempting to steer the craft.
ed on the average and the i audi Ve didn't wait but as ;-.oon .-.s we
maintained a couple of men whose were free went on. How many
sole duties consisted in se. aching t;me- we plunged in shore I cannot
tell. Oiio." I was silting in an arm
the en' ire open country between
l-; l . ,i . . .., .....l i-.. -,i,, f,.- ...:.i.
lurch and Mr. Pomeroy came
voiin . .dves. 1 here was also one ; (i,..vn . i, tvi,i
1 ja w .li !oy vl;o-,e duty it vas brace me. I was out in a twinkling,
to care for the calves, which dur- (Continued in next issue.)
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P. O. Box ,42 Honolulu
Honolulu, January 1.8 Present
indications are that the 1915 Mid
1'acific Carnival will be the biggest
and most spectacular affair of its
kind ever held in the islands. It
is going to be "different" this
year, with new attractions, new
features and something doing
Here are just a few of the
Swimming races, militajy pa
rade, massed band concerts, watei
carnival, Japanese lantern parade,
athletic meets, bicycle races, balls
and dances, military tournament,
lirc,works displays, eruption o f
Punchbowl, Hawaiian pageants,
automobile parade, hibiscus show,
baseb; 1! seiies, and an array of
side shows from the leading main
Under the direction of james D.
Douthetty, plans for the Carnival
arc rapidly materializing. Com
mittees of Honolulu business men
have been formed to arrange the
various events. Athletics will
form a prominent part of the pro
gram. Miss Ruth Stackea, champ
ion woman swimmer of Hawaii;
Miss Dorothy Becker, a well
known San Francisco swimmer,
and various other Honolulu mer
maids will be seen in the aquatic
events. Cliff Bowles, an expert
diver of California, will give exhi
bitions in Honolulu harbor and at
the Oum igger Club.
Perhaps the most spttacular fea
tures of the celebration will be the
water carnival in the harbor at
night, and the fireworks displays
at the harbor and at Moiliili Field.
The eruption of PuuchOowl will be
a feature entirely in itself.
A late suggestion is that a polo
match be held between a team
'composed of civilians and one of
Army offices, the plavers riding
Practically every musical organ-
liyntinll in T 1 r. 11 1 11 will tot- t-firt
in the musical program which has
been arranged by the Carnival
directors. The bands will give
daily concerts en masse and in
dividually and also will play at the
various Carnival events.
Honolulu is talking hardly any
thing but Carnival these days and
everyone is looking forward to the
opening of the seven days of cele
bration. Under the direction of
ICmil A. Berndt, Honolulu will be
elaborately "dressed up" for the
occasion; bv day the city will be
u mass of bunting, banners and
flags, and by night a myriad of
colored lights and Japanese lan
terns. Prices o f admission to the
various Carnival events will be
moderate this year. Comfortable
bleachers will be furnished for
spectators at each event.
Breeders of hibiscus are invited
to hring or send specimens of the
flower to Honolulu for exhibition
at the hibiscus show in the Na
tional Guard armory. The com
mittee in charge of the show is
needed by Oeirit P. Wilder and a
letter addressed to him will bring
information regarding the event.
Prizes of silver cups wil be given
those persons who make the best
Already a large number of tour
ists have arrived in Honolulu for
the Carnival and more are to come.
It is the hope of the Director-General
and others in charge of the
celebration that as many island
people as possible will be in Hono
lulu during Carnival week.
The Honolulu Iron Works Com
pany Solicit Correspondence and
will gladly furnish estimates re
lative to the modern equipment
of mills and fadories.
Wherever and whenever it is
You will find Eledricity a willing, an in
expensive, and a reliable servant.
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i W. WEBER Manager.
Telephone 4 W Waimea P. O. Box 48 9
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"Forest Notes," issued by the
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"it is reported that there is a
Inyr market in Hawaii for box
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apple ind pineapple juice,"
Chris. Holt, wife and two boys,
of Honolulu, ate visiting friends
. at Xawiliwili.
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