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THE GARDEN 'ISLAND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2. 1913
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Notes of Interview With judge S. B. Dole,
April 30, 1915.
By , M. Lydgate.
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The following notes of an inter
view bv J. M. Lvdgate with San
ford B. Dole were read by the
former before the Kauai Historical
Society last Thursday evening:
My father came to Koloa from
Punahou of which he had been the
principal in 1855.
At that time ambitious plans
were put forth to organize Puna
hou on the basis of a full-fledged
college, to compete with the east
ern colleges." My father realized that
any such plan was entirely prtma
j ture, and was accordingly out ot
j sympathy with the scheme, but
not wishing to stand in the wav of
the experiment, he resigned. The
outcome has abundantly justified
his judgments as is evidenced by
the recent return of Punahou to
the rank of an academy.
There was need for a good fit
ting school on Kauai, indeed a
small family school had been con
ducted by Miss Marcia Smith and
the demand was now much great
er. For a couple of years or so we
lived in a frame cottage in the
Smith vard while mv father taught
in the government school which
was then just makai of the church,
occupying it for his school in the
During this time m y father
canvassed the Island communities
for me'ans to build a suitable school
house which should also be used
for church purposes which when
finally built in 1857 was located
just makai of the junction where
the road to Kukuiula strikes off
from the main road. This building
was afterward moved niauka to the
present school site.
To this school pupils came not
alone from the various parls of
Kauai, but from other islands as
well. Among the pupils whom I
recall there were the Smiths, the
Rowells, the Rices, Bonds, Bur
banks, one of the Wilcoxes. James
Robertson, the Gays, the Robin
It Was largely a boarding school
since many of the children came
from afar. Some, few. went home
for week ends but this was the ex
ception. The enrollment varied I
should say between 20 to 30.
The course of study culminated
in that of a high school with such
branches as Latin, French, geo
metry, algebra, etc.; naturally in
such a rural community all the
grades had to be taught, and the
classes were small and straggling,
but they got that personal atten
tion which thev miss somewhat in
a larger school. Mv father had
iJie reputation of being an excel
lent teacher and his efforts were
generally appreciated. He organ
ized a church and on Sunday he
conducted service, in the alter
noon, which was surprisingly well
attended for a rural community. As
I remember he used to have con
gregations ranging from 20 to 40
Koloa of course was much more
of a place comparatively in those
days than now. and those old
beachcombers, residents long in
ured to the lack of religious privi
leges if such they may be called,
while they muy not have been very
examplary church adherents, were
pretty good church attendants.
We children, we boys especially,
led a very active and a very joy
ous life, mostly in the open. Base
ball had not then been organized,
but we were devoted to aupuni,
or rounders out of which baseball
later developed. My father fixed
up the necessary equipment, at the
back of the house, for the various
gymnastic stunts by which a boy
may work off his super-abundant
We all hid horses, hardy little
beasts that could live on anything
from pili grass to sweet potatoes,
and with lots of 'go' in them, all
of which we knew how to get out
of them, We scoured the country
far and wide and knew every nook
and corner where interest or re
creation might be found.
A never ending source of re
creation and amusement was swim
ming. At Maulili just between
the two mission place there was
a famous historic swimming pond
Of cdurse in those days the water
had not been diverted from the
Koloa stream es it has been later.
This Maulili swimming pond was
the center of attraction for all Ko
loa. Wonderful feats of swimming,
lumping and diving might be seen
there any day, in which we boys
held bur own with the Hawaiians
We were expert at the att of "pa
hia" jumping, the graceful art of
which was tc fold up like a jack-
knife on the way down, then
straighten suddenly and strike the
water with a boomerang curve that
would skim the water to. a feet
Just above the bridge at Maulili
at what used tobe the old mill
pond, there was another swimming
place which furnished us much
amusement of another kind. The
earth banks of this, pond were
quite steep; 10 or 12 feet high rer
Inps. With a little water judicous
ly applied this bank became a
veritable tobbogan slide, as slip
pery as glass down which we slid
into the water, minus the tobog
gan of course,. The state of our
skins when we got through may
be imagined. Of course we had
work as well as recreation, more
or less farming was done in con
nection with the school; there were
cows to milk, stock to take care
of, house-work to be done and the
hundred and one things that must
be attended to about such an establishment.
We were fortunate part of the
time, in having the benefit of the
musical'endowment of a Mr, New
matin, who had been for a time
professor o f music at Punahou.
He was a cooper at Koloa but his
heart was in music, and he was
happiest when he was in any way
engaged with thisvgrateful-art. He
did much to stimulate the love of
music in our midst.-1 'Worked with
him as a cooper for a time earning
money to complete my education.'
The conditions of travelhad im
proved in my day, somewhat over
what they had been earlier, When
our folks finally moved permanent
ly to Kauai my father bought a
horse and carriage, landing at Na .
wiliwili and driving over to Koloa
yes the streams were bridged, of
course the grades were steep in
some plsces but in good weather
the roads were fairly good, or at
least we thought so. liven schooner
transportation had improved. For
some years at first we had a little
Hchooner, o f perhaps 50 tons.
Capt. Spunyarn, a Hawaiian in
charge. This was followed b y
the"Rialto" with a white captain,
a fine schooner of about 100 tons.
The crack schooner, however, of
Hawaiian fame was the "Nettie
Merril" of 120 tons or so, which
belonged I think to Alvah Clark
and Orramel Gulick. She ran to
Lahaiua first, but afterwards to
Koloa. We felt that she was al
most as good as a steamer.
For a short time we had a worn
out California river steamer the
"West Point" running to Koloa.
She was comfortable and roomy,
but was entirely inadequate to the
demands of rough, inter island,
deep sea work. She came to grief
in 1856 in an attempt to get out
of Koloa in the face of a rising
Kona Her engines went back on
her and she was speedily carried
onto the rocks where she broke
up. She was loaded with sugar and
oranges and for days -the whole
coast was yellow with the oranges.
One of the schooners 'that ran to
Koloa the "Excel" has passed in
to fame through its connection
with old Governor Kanoa and his
sage advice when thev werejosi
that they had better go back and
start over again.
Another schooner of those days
that I remember with interest was
the "Maria". My father chartered
her for $100 and brought down the
lumber for our house To us she
seemed a phenominal vessel that
could carry a whole two story
I cannot close without recalling
that remarkable little colony of
kindred spirits that dwelt together '
at or about " Malu tmilu". Cupt.
and Mrs. Reynolds, (jeiitr .1 Mar
shall, Judge Bond, Judge Hardy
and their wive3, men and women
of high ideals and large attain
ments, they lived together in that
genial intimacy, and freedom from
oare, which found expression in ;
the famous "Brook Farm" colony, I
which may doubtless have suggest- j
ed this somewhat similar one at i
Appurtenant to this circle rn the
outer edge as it were was Capt. Gil-1
mour who with his wife lived at;
what has been since known as thej
Dieir place niauka of Koloa, The
tefined literary atmosthere of Ma-1
lumalu was a little too deliciale for i
him. though more grateful to his,
On one occasion in response to i
a solicitous inquiry for the health i
of his wife he replied, yes I'm
sorry to say that my wife is .some- i
what decomposed todav!", I
Koloa was quite a thriving place
commercially in those days. A good j
manv whalers found it it satisfac-1
torv place to lecruit because it wasi
always feasible to get .wood, water, !
sweet potatoes and other suoplies.
Those were of course the days when
very little had been done agricul
turally in California so that large
shipments of supplies were made
from these islands. Koloa was one
of the leading places for such sup
plies and thousands of barrels of
sweet potatoes were shipped every
year at the steady market price of
1.00 a bbl. Hobbs and Charman
were active agents in handling this
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