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THE GARDKN ISLAND TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 19
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Stories of Wailua, Kauai
tBy L. A. Dkkcy.
The Civic Convention
The next biff excursion to Kauai will he tliat of the Civic Conven
vention, September 25 and 26: and indications already ore that this is
land will entertain between 150 and 200 prominent business men of all
the islands at that time. It is of the greatest importance that this en
tertainment be of the whole-souled, Kauai brand, and that the con
vention itself piove a record-breaker in the matter of interesting and
profitable discussion and results, Of course much of the program will
come from tlie outside, but the general success of the Convention will
depend upon local activities.
It is understood that a meeting of the general arrangement com
mittee will be held Thursday afternoon of this week, and at that time
all of the other committees will be named. The work of this general
committee would be greatly facilitated if membeis willing to serve
would ring up Dr. F. L. Putman, or the secretary, this afternoon, to
morrow or Thursday, and so signify. There need I f no timiditv or
bashfulnesssin tlr's matter, it ltir.g a woik for the public good.
Letters arriving already from Honolulu, Maui and Hawaii indi
cate tint interest is verv much alive on the subject of the big "rally at
Lihue, and we hope that general enthusiasm among cur own people
may be awakened without delav.
At the annual meeting of the
Kauai Historical Society held last
Thursday evening Judge L. A.
Dickey read a paper on the histoiy
of the ancient rendesvous known
as Wailua, which, owing to its in
teresting character, will be repro
duced in these columns in instal
ments. The first instalment is as
While peeking to learn different
forms of Hawaiian cats-cradle I
was shown bv a Koloa woman a
senes ot string ligures t tint sue
WllATKVER CHAN'CKS II. I Wood may have had of making n
success of promotion locally, those posibililics are knocked in the head
completely by the signed report, or statement, of a majority of the
Promotion Committee, published last Tuesday; and the sooner the
whole matter is closed up the better for all immediately concerned-ami
the nerves of the public. The Committee is undoubtedly sound in the
contention that a most important part of the work of its bureau is right
here in the Islands, and that that part of the business has been badly
neglected. Our sympathies are cordially with Mr. Wood aiki his main
land promotion ideas, but our judgment wanders off, somehow, in
the direction of a more definite and aggressive policy of taking caic of
' tourists after they arrive in the Isl.r.ids than the retiring secretary has
proved able to put forward.
We RitFURRiSD sometime ago to the probability that the problem
of obtaining beet seed from Germany would soon be overcome; that un
precedented sowing would likely follow the opening of the seed mar
ket; and that this was one of the tilings our local planters should
reckon with in calculations for the future. The following, sent out
from Washington on June 2, bears us out in the matter: "As a result
of reports of a sugar beet seed scarcity the British foreign office Wed
nesday notified the state department that it would not interfere with
seed shipments from Germany if it were shown that they were un
obtainable elsewhere, provided they went through neutral ports and
n) commodities were given in exchange." .
Wnii.15 OUR good people are p! inning improvements for Lihue
and neighborhood, attention should be given to the important matter
of water. The water en the Grove Farm side of the town is excellent,
but the same cannot be said of the supply in the business and most
thickly populated sections of the community. The water in Lihue
proper is not what it should be; in fact it is very bad at times. This
should not be, especially in view of the fact that verv excellent water
is to be had. We hope that serious consideration may be given to this
matter, and that Lthue, while having the best ot many other good
things, may also have the best of water.
an ancient city of refuge. Here a
murderer of one 'liable to death
because of violating a kapu night
flee from the pursurer and be safe.
The gates were always open for
the fti-itives who rush in, hasten
to the principal idol to thank it
for safety and after remaining
within the walls a few days would
be immune and might leave. In
side the walls were houses for the
priests and for refugees. There is
also a pohaku piko here. In the
southeastern pait is the hciau,
Tnii retiring lioard of Supervisors has earned the "well done"
of Kauai people, and we believe that its excellent work is generally
appreciated. We believe that the Kauai hoard is the only one in the
Territory which has not come in for criticism of one kind or another
in the past two years; and in giving such general satisfaction in every
respect its members are to ie heartily congratulated. It is a satisfac
tion, in view of these facts, that a majority of the old board will con
tinue on as members of the new board.
cillcd Wailua-nui and accompanied Hikina-akala, along, narrow hei
. -. . e - t : , . .
...;u. an, containing craves ti a iamu
"Wailua nni lanai
K ku i ka mr.ka o Uluena.
Huluena la o ka Manuena.
() Makakii ka wena."
Great Wailua lanai
That stands in the eye of Uluena
Unluena and Manuena.
Ami Makakii between.
"O Xounou , O Aahoaka.
O kuamoo loa o Kane."
O Notinou, O Aahoaka,
O great path of Kane.
Turning the hands with the
siring down we get:
"Hale o Kulanihaka."
House of Kulanihaka.
and then, bv pushing two loops
"Pnnawai o Makena."
Spring of Makena,
These words tell no story but
are mnemonic references to places
in Wailua which doubtless were
full of suggestion in ancient times.
It was in trying to learn of the
places referred to in this catscrad
d!e, that, though failing to locate
all the places, I came interested in
the large number ot stories con
nected with Wpilua.
If a line be drawn across the
valley from Mopua, the south part
of Xounou Hill to Mt. Kapu on
the south sitleof the river approxi
mately all makai of this line is the
Wailua nui lanai referred to in
the catscradle, also, called Wailua
nui hoano or sacred Wailua, a land
tabu to common people. It is said
to be named after an ancient chief
This is the ancient capital of
Kauai. While no one was recog-
ITcat concentrated on the
cooking, not spread through
Wood and Coal
Heating up the kitchen when
it's already yo in the shade.
Ready, like gas full heat in
the fire to burn.
Tim K.MWI II k;ti and Grammar School has closed its first vear.
A vear ago there were those doubtful as to its future doubt ful that a
high school could be inade a success in a community so small and so
peculiarly constituted as this one. The complete success of the venture
must be a matt-r of. especial satisfaction to the optimists of that pe
riod. Undoubtly the school has proved all that had been hoped for it,
and its future is assured.
Hilo 15 showing considerable spunk in establishing a promotion
committee of her own at Honolulu: but attcr all that seems to he about
the only way the outside islands can hope for 'their just share of the
tourist business. The experiment will be watched with interest.
Koi.oa Plantation is the last of the sugar companies on this is
land to declare dividends, so that Kauai now Ins not a single large
estate but will "make good" this year, The war which has brought so
much suffering and loss to Europe has resulted in tiding many a sugar
plantation through the year.
What was this work "the delegate" did at Washington for
which he received a fee of $750 from the Honolulu breweiy? Tin peo
ple of Hawaii have a right to know.
Jkss Wii.i.aui) got Sf),0i'0 for his four-hours fight with Jack
Johnson. That's more than some newspaper editors make in four
Wk wonder if the new lioard of Supervisors will have the nerve
to tackle an estray ordinance for Kauai ?
that desecrated it by cultivating
within its walls. It is reported that
on the nights of Kane the sound
of drum and ukekc, pla ed by
spirits, may still be heard at Han
Stretching north across the
month of Wailua River from Hau
ola is a li'.'.i of tocks with strange
markings on them that may be
seen when the rocks are exposed
and wet. They are said to have
formed part of the wall of the city
of refuge when the course of the
river was different. These are call
ed "Pae mahu o Wailua, also pai
kii or pictured rocks. It is said
that a sculptor of ancient times,
carving idols, could only make
one to suit him and threw the
others awav. These rocks are some
of them, the marks being the hiero
plyphics of the ancient sculptor.
Again, it is said that these stones
are the eight brothers of Maui.
Maui wished to bring the Hawaii
an Islands together and for that
purpose to catch the powerful fish,
Luehu, which i f hooked would
cause all the islands to draw'to
gether. This fish could only be
caught on the night of Lono and
Maui would go out each month on
that night with his eight brothers
toiisn ior u. 1 ne oiae uircis or
niudhens of whom also there were
nine, hindered the fishing. They
would count the men in . Maui's
canoe ana wnen mere were nine
would sav "There go Maui and
his eight brothers," and would
then start a fire and cook sweet
potatoes. This fire would give no
nce to tne .uueiHt tnat Maui was
lire or a hot one.
ITcat only as long as you
A clean, cheap fuel easy
Difficulty in getting the right
Waste of fuel before and
after actual cooking.
nicdas a chief unless born in theit his canoe and the big fish
District of Puna, all chief.- should i would escape. The alae birds were
the only creatures who knew how
to make fire so their signal could
not be mistaken. Hiua, Maui
mother, advised him of a plan- to
learn how to make fire and also
ptevent the warning being given
to Luehu, so Maui made an image
if possible be born in Wailua ho
ai:o and at a very definite spot
j 11st mauka of the cocoanut grove.
This and Kukaniloko 111 Waialua,
Oahu ai e the two mo:-t famous birth
paces of chiefs in all the Hawaiian
Wood and coal to lug
Tor Bent RenuUt Uf Honolulu Star Oil
The convenience of pa for liomes without gas. No odor.
lWs not taint the fooil. Convenient sires. Ask your
h-.-ilcr. See Kxhihi;, Palace of Manufactures, Panama
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
When you are in Honolulu,
live at the Blaisclell Hotel
Coolest rooms in town. Best sanitary features, because newly
built. Expert service. New commodious lobby on first floor, with
courteous clerk in charge day and night. Daily rates from $1
per person, up. J. F. CHILD, Mgr.
FnlJT STUKKT, half-way liehveon Hotel nnrt IVrrtuniii St., Ewa Side.
Let Us Do All Your
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
territorial Messenger Service
Islands. These birthplaces were ; of wood and put it 111 1 lie end of
thought to add some special divine
gift to the sacred place occupied
by a tabu high chief. Here all the
kings of Kauai were born, from
earl iest. times to King Kauinualii
Uluena is far up the mountain
at the sources of the Wailua River.
Manuena is a cave on the makai
side of Mopua Hill. Huluena I
have not located but according to
the catscradle it shouid be on Kr
pu Hill. Makakii is perhaps an
other name fur the locality where
the kings were born. Aahoaka is
the well known hill between the
forks of the Wailua River. Nou- Hero he demanded the secret of
nou the hill back of Waipouli and!fne- Tllc 1,iul toIcl tna.1 tl,e .fire
his canoe where he usually sat and
sent his brothers out into the Wai
lua Hay to fish as usual. He, him
self, however, got into a hole he
had dug at the usual leasting place
of the alaes, covered his head with
sweet potato vines and waited. His
mother had told him that the small
est alae bird was the captain, and
the one to catch. The birds count
ed those in the canoe and found
nine, liecausc of the wooden image,
and gathered sweet pototoes and
started their feast. Then Maui
darted from his hiding place and
with some difficulty caught a young
alaeiuwh.it i now a taro patch
near the II ,'oholoku pohaku-piko.
Kapaa. The Kltamoo loa of Kane
Why, certainly, not all Filipinos are bad; but some of the bad
ones on Kauai are fearlully bad.
With all trams strengthened it begins to look as though Kauai
is to witness some classy baseball in the second series.
The Hyades Coming
The freighter Hyades probably
reached Honolulu today and will
come to Port Allen about Thurs
day or Friday, She has 175 tons
of merchandise for Kauni.
Waimei Hotel At Fair
Normal School "Grads"
could be made by nibbing sticks
together, but at first lied about the
kind, naming api, taro stalks and
banana stumps. Maui tried all
"" ' .A
I MBY MILES THE BEST TIrM
ft Fll They average 25 per cent jp
W 11 more than other Tires, m : ,
m W A full stock carried at the fflij
Resident Commissioner II. 1'.
Wood writes to C. W. Spit from
the Exposition at San Francisco Sam
that in the series of views of Rati- tan
ai made up by R. K. P.onine lor
exhibition at the fair, the one of
the Waimea hotel occupies a con
Theic will be 2S
the Normal School
this term, as follows:
Clifton Vamamoto, William
Werner, Michael Dusou, .Ceorge
Kekauoha, Alice Lee, Helen Poc
1 ne. Kll;l Knn. Intif tt K'-in fo-..
! !. li.,1,,L-:,1:,i II ., r ; ' I landed in 1793
' , i. i w
I - Ji:ise Cropp, Kva Omcll.n. P.ini
ly Paposa, Tsunivo Morita, May
Midowan, Kino Uno. Aim!.- At,
Ji.i Deinert. May Chris-
cniii, Kiia L amino, .Matsuvo Saku
m.i Hsther Hol'gaard. Nlasae Ta
iKika, Rose (loo, Thrlma Mtnphy
and Rose Tobjert.
is the upper part of the ridge be
tween the Wailua River and Opai
kaa Stream. The spring of Make-' these without success but without
ua is at the bottom of the river I b-'g the little bird escape. Then j
not far above the poi factory. The . !a,st fthe ,,ir.d told him to try a
, , , ., , , , .kind of wood called pua and fire
house of kulanihaka I have notcame M;uji rubl)t.d the hea(1 of
located. I the bird with a burnt stick until
It is not easy to arrange the the blood came and the alae has
stories connected with Wailua j j ever after borne the red mark.
any logical order. In a rough! This exploit also put an end to
. . , I the warnings of the alaes to the
way we may begin with the beach fisll am, t1ie ext timc Maui
and work mauka, though a story, iwcnt fishiirg he caught it on his
once begun, may cover many lo-jhook. His mother Hina had told
calities. This beach of Wailua is 'him n,,t to disturb anv bailing dish
famous in story. Here Vancouver j lle nJ'Kht find floatiiiR hnhe water
,T ,, ai ine iiioiun oi inc Yvuiuiu iiver
Here the sorcerer i . 1., . t,, i..,:f,
Naula-a Maihea was thrown up j Hi,i,vke-kaa. However, when Maui
alive Uv a whale which bad swal-1 saw a dish for hairing out canoes
lowed him near Oahu. Here many floating near, he told his brothers
. f the ancient voyagers from Ka- !"ot ! lok ,,.ehim.1 tlicm on pain of
. , . - , , .. ; death and rucked up the bailing
biki from whom the Hawa.ians are , (lis,, nm, pt it l)dlin(l him in the
descended, landed. j canoe where it turned into a beau-
A little east of the mouth of thejtiful woman,
river on its south side is Hauola, (Continued in next issue.)
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