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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY MARCH 28, 1916
ON THE PACIFIC
(Special Washington correspondence of THE
GARDEN ISLAND. )
Washington, D. C, March 8
Consul General George K. Ander
son has made the following report
from Hongkong to the Department
"After making temporary in
creases three times within the past
month in the rates on freight be
tween Hongkong and Far Eastern
points on the Pacific Ocean on the
one hand and the west coast of the
United States on the ether, the
trans-Pacific conference lines have
finally agreed to a somewhat radi
cal increase which they anticipate
will bring some stability to the
trade for some time to come. The
increase has been made upon prac
tically all lines of products.
The general freight situation in
Honekonsr and eastern ports has
come to a serious condition. Prac"'
tically every warehouse in Hong'
kong is full of freight awaiting
shipment. There is especially
strong demand in the United States
for rubber from the East Indies,
tin, guuny bags and jute. The
demand for these products is so
strong that rates on them have
gone up to a point and the demand
for space for them has become so
stronsr that practically no other
cargo is going forward in the larg
er and faster ships. There is now
5,000 tons of such valuable cargo
in the warehoiise of one company
alone awaiting space. Pratically
nothing at the present time is go
ing forward in the way of ordi
narv Chinese merchandise. The
result is that trade in some of the
principal commodities in South
China at present is practically at a
standstill and at present there is
little or no prospect of any im
provement in the situation as re
gards such cargo.
The minimum rate of freight
from Hongkong, Amoy.Foochow
Keelung, and Manila to San Fran
cisco, Portland, Oreg., Tacoma,
Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver
bv the new tariff is $12 gold a ton
of 2,003 pounds, or 40 cubic feet
at ship's option, and the rate runs
to $30 gold per ton on more valua
ble cargo plus an additional ad
valorem charge for the most valua
ble goods. The rates are effective
for the Toyo Kisen Kaisha, The
Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.
the Ocean Steamship Co., (Ltd)
the Java Pacific Lijn, the Glen
Line. The Royal Mail Steamship
Line, the China Mutual Steam
Navigation Co., the China Mail
Steamship Co., the Canadian Pa
cific Railway Co.'s Line, and th
Bank Line (Ltd J
An exceedingly interesting an
enjoyable meeting of the Kauai
Historical Society was held last
Wednesday evening in Lihue
with Hon. W. H. Rice Sr., in th
chair and Miss Elsie Wilcox secre
The leading features of the even
ing were: A charming and littl
"Tiiiown legendary story by Mr
Rice, and a verv valuable interview
with the late W.E.Rowell. by Mr
Lvdgate dealing largely w i t
early life in Waimea. The old
Whitney House came in for muc
discussion especially as to th
material used in its construction
it having been Mr. Rowell's honi
for a number of years.
I wo lionorarv members were
elected Professor Hart and Colo
nel De la Yeryne. The four active
members elected were Mr. and
Mrs. . H. W. Kroadbent, Mrs.
Burke ami Mr F. Patterson.
Several most interesting an
ecdotes and reminiscences were re
counted duiing the evening by
Messrs. Rice, Hofgaard, Lydgate
and S. W. Wilcox.
nterview With W. E. Rowell
(Continued from page 3)
Dole. We read Latin and Greek,
and did some higher mathematics.
Sunday we had to go to church
which was an infliction, which I,
at any rate, didn't enjoy.
For one thing we had to wear
shoes, and the service was leng-the
minute we got out, off came the
shoes. Yes, I've pretty well even
ed it up by not going since. On
the whole I suppose I haven't done
more than my share of church
Occasional!' we went up to Ha-
lemanu where Knudstn had
place, even in those earlv days
Archer and Gruben were the
first farmers at Kekaha, raising to
bacco. depending on lhe winter
rains, associated with them, pro
bably, Clifford made cigars. But
it was a failure and they threw it
up-1 suppose they had some kind
oi a lease from the goat. Knudsen
followed them, in 54 you say-yes
Yes. tapa making was still a
thriving industry in my boyhood
days. I can remember hearing 6
tapa-beaters going at once in tie
valley; they got tne wauke up in
the mountains, perhaps they raised
We came to general meeting,
not every year at least the family
didn't come yever year. That was a
red letter occasion. We were dis
tributed round amound the Hono
lulu members of the mission, we
generally staid at the Castles, or
the Clarks. Sometimes families
had to be divided up. No, the
meetings were not held at Kawaia
hao church, but in the Depository
Building on Printers, Lane. The
Depository was run by Castle who
was the financial agent, He got
out printed lists of the goods in
stock, from which the missionaries
made up their orders, which were
filled for them from the stock. The
firm of Castle & Cooke grew out
of this, and for, a considerable time
this firm was located at that place.
Whalers came to Waimea from
time to time and sometimes the
captains, wives stayed withu3. Two
in particular I remember Mrs. Jef
fries and Mrs. Hall. One ot these J
took quite a fancy to me and en
gaged me as cabin boy and paid
me $12 by way of advance accord
ing to the custom which was pre
valent in those days. Tome it was
Eddie Fernandez and
His Bear Act.
Something Never Seen on Kauai Before.
i fa $lt$?0
"John Brown," the World's Greatest Wrestling Bear will open
Waimea Hall, Wednesday and Thursday, April 5, 6.
BESIDES THE ABOVE THERE WILL BE SEVERAL FEA
Prices - 15c 25c 35c
a serious business transaction. I
learned afterwards to my disap
pointment that it was a joke and
presume my mother gave the mo
Opportunities for earning; money
were scarce in those days. There
were no plantations or other in
dustrial enterprises, the roads were
worked mainly by prisoners and
there was no other public work
going on, except the building of
churches. And this work assumed
large proportions, and was for
some yeats, in most of the island
communities, the great general in
dustry. This was the building of
permanent durable structure. The
earliest churches were flimsy, tem
porary affairs, built to meet emer
gency requirements, and in a very
short time thev fell into ruin and
had to be replaced with something
more permanent. The Waimea
church was built of sand-stone,
which was quarried out in blocks
about 3 ft. long by 18 in, wide
and 6 to 8 in. thick. This sand
stone lay in great layers down near
the beach, a mile or so away frm
the church site.
The stone was cut out with an
axe, it was quite soft when cut, and
hardened with exposure. These
blocks were transported t o the
church by bullock carts, and were
laid up with lime mortar. The lime
for this mortar was home-made
from coral secured from the reefs
by diving, pieces broken off, all
shapes and sizes, A lime kiln, a
big open pit 20 ft. or so in dia
meter, was mad near the church,
just makai in what is now a cane
field, no doubt you will find the
place readily when the cane is off.
The fuel for burning this lime had
to be brought from the mountains
15 or 16 miles away, logs hauled
down by ox teams, By virtue of
necessity, as well perhaps, as fit'
wess, my paymaster and finance
committee all in one. The wood
work involved selecting and squar
ing lehua timbers in the moun
tains and hauling them down.
You know from our experience on
the Wainiha pole line what an un
dertaking this was.
The woods are full of trees but
when vou want to find any parti
cular kind or size, then they are
few and far between, and all the
tall straight trees were down in
the bottom of narrow steep gulches
and had to be snaked out by hand
The tie beams had to be 42 feet
long, straight, and free from de
feet, and they were mighty hard
to find. You might think that
hauling them down, dragging over
the rocky road, would have worn
them out. Well it ground the
corners off sure! The floor, the
doors and windows were of impoi t
ed material, also the seats. No I
don't think they were the same
ones that they had now, they have
been changed they are in the Wai
mea hall, Instead of an old-fashioned
pulpit my father made a nice
little deal table and later I went
to the church people and begged
them to let me have this table and
I gave them another a koa table
in exchange and I have that table
yet. Yon know the church has a
tower, with a pole, in the middle,
and on this pole, in those days
anyway, there was a large gilded
ball 18 ins. in diameter. The ori
ginal ball was solid, of heavy wood.
My father found that this was too
heavy, so he made another built
up hollow. I remember he had to
be verv careful applying the gold
leaf, he had to do it in a still room
where there was no wind.
(Continued fn next issue.)
The Board of Supervisors of the
County of Kauai, at Lihue, Kauai,
will receive bids up to 10 o'clock
A, M. of April 5th for furnishing
all labor, tools, materials and ma
chinery and macadamizing three
and three-fourth miles of road horn
the village of Kalihiwai to Prince-
ville stables in the District of Ha-
All proposals must be occom
panied bv a certified check cover
ing 5 of the amount bid. -The
usual bond will be required of the
On receipt of $5.00 the under
signed will furnish specifications
with full particulars.
J. H. MORAGNE,
County Road Supervisor.
Mar. 14-21-28 April 4.
TENDERS WATER PIPE
The Board of Supervisors of the
County of Kauai at Lihue, Kauai,
will received bids up to 10 o'clock
a. m. of April 5th for furnishing
6200 feet of two inch Galvanized
Water Pipe delivered at Port Allen.
Proposals must be accompanied
by a certified check covering 5
ot the amount bid. The weight
of the pipe offered must be stated
in the proposal.
J. H. Moragnk
County Road Supervisor.
Mar. 14-21-28 Apr. 4.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Estate of John Ashton Hogg,
Notice is hereby given to all
creditors of, and all persons hav
ing claims against the above named
deceased, to present their claims
duly authenticated and with pro
per vouchers, if any exist, even
if the claim is secured upon real
estate, to the undersigned at
Lihue, Kauai, within six months
Dated, Lihue, March 7, 1916.
Isabella J. Hogg,
Executrix of the will of John
March 7 to 28.
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