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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, FEBRURAY 16, 1915,
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DICK OLIVER, Manager
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THE BANK OF HAWAII,
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NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
OF 1915 TAX RATI:.
The Real and Personal property
of the Fourth Taxation Division
will he taxed at the rate of f 1 .3s!
per hundred. $13. K5 per thousand,
dollars valuation, for the purposes
M:t forth in Section 5 of Act 115,
Session Laws 191 J ; to wit:
For Current Fxpenscs of County;
For Permaiie.it Iinprovcniets;
For Interest and Sinking Fund on
Bonds allowed to County;
F o r Assessing a n d Collecting
J. K. parley.
Assessor Fou: tli T.ixatiu.i Division.
Kolo.i, Kauai, January 2S, 1915.
The History of Lihue
y Mtrs. IV.
(Continued from last issue.)
This steamer in turn was wreck-J cox served nearly 25 years and an
ed at the point off Koloa harbor.
When one of the rollers in Lihne
mill required repairs it had to he!
shipped to the Iron Works in Ho
nolulu bv way of Koloa, rtipiiritiR
twenty pairs of oxen to haul it. As
there was a shortage of iron in Ho
nolulu the old shaft of the "West
Point" was cut one find sent alott";
with the roller to Honolulu to pro
vide the necessary iron.
This seems nn opportune place
to mention some of the early resi
dents of Lihue, manv of whose
names are familiar to many of you.
Of those employed by the PI cit
ation in early days, there were Mr.
Griffiths, an Ivi'elishnnn, able to
turn a hand at anything, Mr.
Rinehart, a German carpenter, Mr.
Osgood, a blacksmith, who also
ran a slaughter house, Mr. Mun-
d 11 an English carpenter, wheel
wright and cabinet maker. Mr.
Wicke, German, a blacksmith, who
later became identified with early
days in Koloa His daughter be
came the wife of Mr. Louis
Kahlbaum. There was also . Mr.
Ilruns. the cooper, wdio lived on
the Koloa road opposite Mr Stew
art's residence!. He married a Ger
man resident and had a large
family, some of whom live in Ho
nolulu still. Mr. August Dreier was
engineer in Lihue mill for several
years, from whence he moved to
Klctle. Mr. Dreier came to the Is
lands in the early sixties, being
brought out from Germany by
Hoffschlaeger & Co. to install a
cotton mill on land in mauka Ila
namaulu. He brought w i t h him the
machinery for the mill but it was
found that there was either too
much rain for the purpose. of cot
ton raising or else too much red
dust so the venture was abandon
ed. Cotton is still found growing
in Kapaia valley and various other
spots about the District, in all pro
bability relics of the early attempt
to grow it here. On a hill called
Waimomona, back of the present
residence of Mr. A. S. Wilcox
lived Mr. George Chartnan. He
was the owner of a magnificent
pair of Clydesdale horses that were
marvelously trained to obey and
with which he did teaming. He
lived afterwards in Koloa where
some of his descendants sfill re
General Marshall had a brother
Tom, who was a resident o f
Lihue several years, serving in the
capacity of Sheiiff of the Island a
part of tha time, lie it was who
had the exciting experience of as
certaining the depth of water in
the caves at Haena.of which I read
in the account of a 4th of July,
1859. The stone marking his last
resting place is still to be seen at
Malumalu. Then there was W.
H. Pease, an early government
surveyor, of whom it is said guess
woik figured largely in his esti
mates of land as a result of which
many Kuleanas were found over-
lanping others. Mr. -Pease owned
the Halehaka lands, so named be
cause of the knkui grove, that Mr,
Widemanu purchased in 1856 and. Otto Isenberg, who was sugar boil
which is now the property of Mr. Kt for some years; Mr. August
G. N. Wilcox. It was Mr. Pease. Dreier, was engineer contemporane
who when his fiiend Mr. Richard- ouslv with Mr. Otto lsenherg.
son purchased Koloa, caused to be
altered the boundary line between
Koloa and Lihue, as designated
by the old Hawaiian custom of
allowing the water shed to decide
the boundries. There was also Mr.
C. who owned a number of steers,
remarkable in that they presented
him annually with one or two
calves each. Incidentally it might
be said Mr. C. had charge of the
Government cattle of those days.
It would hardly do to overlook
the office of Sheriff of the island,
an office requiring hardihood and
courage, and one affording many
I interesting experiences.
1 Mr. Widemanu was Sheriff dur-
ing a few of the early years, also
. ... ... - . . - -
Mr. J oin .Marshall, Mr. lite and
Mr, W, O. Smith. Mr. S. W. Wil-
H. ke, Jr.
account of h i s experiences is
worthy of a sepatate paper. I re
call a conversation he held with
one man who made a record break
ing horseback ride from Waimea to
Hanalei in one day. Inquiry reveal
ed the interesting information that
it required the assistance of twe
bottles of painkiller, one of which
he drank in Koloa, it carrying him
as far ,s Koolau, the second bottle
carrying him on to Hanalei. Mi
Wilcox pays fine tribute to manv
of the Hawaiian members of his
police force through those years
Mr. L. M. Baldwin, Mr. Fred Car
ter, Mr. J. II Coney and Mr. W.
II. Rice, Jr., ha've successively kept
the peace on Kauai since Mr. Wil
To return to plantation affairs':
Upon Mr. Rice.s death in May
1862 Mr. Paul Isenberg, whose
marriage to Miss Maria Rice oc
curred in 1861, became manager of
Lihue plantation and under his
energetic, conservative manage
ment, the plantation weathered
the many storms that assail the
growth of young plantations. The
Reciprocity Treaty with the United
States in 1876, granting that
country the use of Pearl Harbor in
return for the free entrance of Ha
waiian Sugar into the American
market, was a great help to plant
ations and resulted in further ad
vancement of Lihue.
Japanese labor was introduced
in 1870 and this together with
Chinese labor previously introduc
ed eased the situation in regard
to labor. Johnnie and Uungo.whotn
many of you doubtless know, were
of the first lot of Japanese brought
here. Though the interests of the
laborers were carefully safeguard
ed this contract system was abolish
ed by the annexation of Hawaii to
the United States in 1898.
Through Mr. Isenberg's instru
mentality many German families
were induced to come to Lihue,
the first ones coming in 1881. As
an extra inducement to them to
remain, a Gtrinan Lutheran
Church was established and with
it a parochial school. Mr. Richter
officiated as the first pastor and
Mr. Joergens had charge of the
school until Mr. Maser's coming.
In 1887 Rev. Hans Isenberg suc
ceeded Mr. Richter as pastor of the
church in which capacity he still
officiates. Besides the Germans,
there have been also brought here
as successful employees o f the
plantation many Portuguese, Jap
anese, Koreans, Spanish, Porto
Ricans and Philippinos. Churches
and schools have also been provid
ed lor these. Lihue plantation be
ing very fortunately situated as re
gards valleys has been able to give
to many of its families little plots
of ground around their homes, so
that with churches, schools, a pub
lic park, grandstand, bandstand,
public hall, market and fine hospi
tal for its people il strives in every
way to produce that content that
, niakes for good citizenship. Of
those in charge of mill matters
during these years there were Mr.
Later Mr. Joseph Marsden,
whom many of you will recall, was
engineer of the mill and Mr. C. II.
Bishop sugar boiler.
Mr. Isenberg moved to Germany
in 1878 and was succeeded in the
management by his brother, Mr.
Carl Isenberg, who held this posi
tion for fifteen years, being suc
ceeded by his son-in-law, Mr. Carl
Wolters, in 1893, Until his death
in January. 1903 Mr. Paul Isenberg
remained president of the Lihue
Plantation, making annual trips
out to the Islands from Germany,
for the purposes of supervision.
Mr. Weber was appointed manager
in 1900 and since Mr. Isenberg's
1 death Mr. Hans Isenlerg has been
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, rresiueni 01 i,nuie Plantation.
(Continued in next issue.)
We have found it a
fact that most of the
people who once wear
($5 & $6)
invariably re-order the same
kind. That's proof of quality.
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