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READ THE GARDEN ISLAND
By Mr. J. M. Lydgate
The following paper was read at the
Tecent meeting of the Kauai Histor
In the first place. I must tell you
how I happened to come tothe Islands.
Dr. E. S. Goodhue and family who had
been old friends of our family in
Riverside. Calif, had gone to the Is
lands in 1SP5 and settled in Koloa.
We frequently received letters from
them, telling of their experiences, and
one day Mrs. Goodhue -wrote, saying
that Dr. J. K. Smith and his sister
Miss Juliette Smith, were looking for
a young lady to come in the fall and
teach in the Malumalu boarding
school for Hawaiian boys, and
wouldn't I accept the position. She
wrote that they didn't want an expe
rienced teacher for the little children,
and that they, the Goodhues, had rec
ommended me and that Dr. Smith
was even then on the coast and they
had written him to look up me up etc.
Most Favorably Impressed
In a few days Dr. Smith called on me.
I found him the courteous, lovable
gentleman whom to know was to ad
mire and respect, and decided that if
he was a sample of the people inter
ested in the welfare of the school,
that I would be perfectly safe in ac
cepting the position, which I did
having assured him. however, that I
had never taught and had not intcded
Visit to Pasadena
A few days later, I received a letter
from his other sister, Miss Emma
Smith who was visiting in Pasadena
at the time, inviting me to make her
a ten days visit. She was staying at
the home of her brother Mr. Wm.
Waterhouse. The family were away
for the summer and she and Miss
Thomas were all alone in that big
house and would enjoy having me
there and would thus get acquainted
with me before I left for Hawaii.
I Was Pleased and so were they
Of course I accepted the invitation
and spent a most delightful time under
the wing of dear Miss Emma, who
couldn't have been kinder nor more
considerate, if I had been her own
niece. Indeed. I found out later, that
she, as well as the rest of the Koloa
Smith family, declared I was so like
their favorite niece one of the Hart
well girls that I seemed like one of
them. Certainly my memory runs
back to many happy week ends spent
in Koloa, in the family circle of Dr.
Jared K. Smith, Miss Juliette Smith.
Miss Emma Smith, Mr. J. K. Farley
and Emma Blake, all of whom were
there the first year of my stay at
Met at the Wharf
But I am getting ahead of my story.
I sailed on the old Australia late in
July 1S96 and was met at the wharf
in Honolulu by Miss Ida M. Pope,
principal of Kamehameha school for
girls who was a friend of Miss Juliette
Smith's and whom Miss Smith had
asked to entertain me during the few
days interim in Honolulu. It was a
pleasant surprise, being met by some
one, as I had expected to go to the
Ladies in Holokus
Miss Pope said she would have to
do a little shoping in town before
going home and would I mind waiting
in the carriage which she ran into the
different stores and doing her errands.
Mind! Why, nothing could have
pleased me better! I had the joy of
sitting in the carriage for 2 or 3 hours
and watching the varying sights
and sounds of a Strang, ctty and
strange people a never ending pro
cession of bare footed stately Hawaii
dames walking proudly down Fort
St. wearing holokus with long sweep
ing trains and lauhala hats trimmed
with the now all but forgotten "pu
garee" and of course decked out with
Graceful and Dignified
Good natured, easy going native
men and dear little brown faced
children how interesting and friend
ly they all looked and how their lei
surely slow walk differed from the
nervous, abrupt manner of the average
American I had always been used to.
The few white people that were to
be seen on the streets struck me as
looking pasty or sallow and not par
ticularly strong and vigorous.
Do Shopping in Holokus
I also noticed that the white women
wore holokus on the street and on
speaking to Miss Pope about it. she
said it was quite "the tning" for
women to do that that the first
ladies of the land always did their
morning shopping in holokus.
Make Friends at Kamehameha
Needless to say I enjoyed my stay
! nt Knmelinmphn nnd u-n Intnrouforl in
see the machinery of a Hawaiian
boarding school. While there I met
Miss Flora Allbrlght, who later came
to Kauai to teach in the Lihue private
school. She and her sister Cora
were very good company. I also met
Mr. Theo. Kiehards and his family.
Mr. Richards was then principal of
Kamehameha school for boys.
I spent a day or so with Dr. and Mrs.
A. J. Derby who were then living In
Honolulu. They were also Riverside
friends and had left there for their
honeymoon trip to Hawaii a year be-
The Mikahala for Experiences
j The old Mikahala was the passenger
. boat for Kauai in those days, making
. one trip a week. Coming down, the
boat was so full that nyiny passengers
slept on deck. A man slept on a mat
j tress near my door and I lay awake
I most of the night, listening to his
, outrageous snoring, which ceased only
; as the boy shook him in the morning
j to rouse him as the boat neared har
j bor. I shall never forget the volley
of oaths that he bestowed on the in
offensive head of the poor celestial
steward. It struck tenor to my soul.
When I got on deck I had a good look
at that man and when I saw his evil
face 1 wasn't surprised at his lan
guage. It was a new experience for
me and I could never like that man.
The adventure of Landing
Landing in the small boat was an
adventurous undertaking which I en
joyed because it was a new experience,
but which I have got heartily sick of
after all these years of travel back
and forth on our Island boats.
I took Him for the Night Clerk
Arriving at the Fairview Hotel at
1:30 a. m. I learned that a carriage
would be sent for me at six o'clock.
I couldn't sleep, of course, and soon
wandered out into the office where I
found several passengers sitting. See
ing a gentleman in smoking cap who
seemed to be very much at home, and
whom I thought was the night office
boy, I asked him all sorts of questions
about the place and the school, and
finally asked him to ring up to the j
livery stabes and try to get a rig to
take me out to the school, as I didn't
want to wait around so long. He was
most kind and tried his best to get I
the stables by phone, but of course no
oi:e was there at that unearthly hour.
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Imagine my surprise and dismay a
few days later, on learning that my
would-be night clerk, was none other
than the lawyer Davis of Honolulu! I
was terribly uptet to think I had made
such a "faux pas" and was sure he
must have thought me very cheeky
and imperious, ordering him around,
lie no doubt had a good laugh at my
expense and I don't blame him if he
Peeked at Me Through the Shutters
As dawn began to appear, I walked
up and down the veranda. My future
husband was sleeping, or rather try
ing to sleep, in the corner room, and
knowning that a new school "inarm"
was expetced that morning, and they
not being as numerous in the land
scape then as now, got up and peeked
at me thru the shutters to see what
I was like. He said aterwards that
I looked very tall and walked very
fast and let it go at that.
O.i the Way to the School
Sure enough, at six o'clock, I heard
a rattle and a "whoa," and looking up, j
beheld a grinning boy, who doffing ',
his cap, asked if I were the new
teacher, Miss Elwell. I told him I was'
and ran into the office for my suit '
case. The obliging "night clerk" ;
carried it out to the waiting carriage, j
As we rattled along at a good clip,
I found that the name of my driver
Carl Ontai and the fiery white nag
was old Clara of historic fame,
whom my own little sons later drove:
all over the country side and whom
their baby lips dubbed "Old Taro."
When Malumalu school was closed,'
Mr. G. N. Wilcox gave Old Clara to,
Mr. Lydgate to use and she was ai
faithful member of our household till
she died in IMS at the ripe old age
of 3S years. j
Up Hill and Down Dale j
To get back to my story once more, i
the road to. Malumalu consisted of
many turns and steep hills. Old
Clara walked up every one, but went'
on a dead run down each steep curved
grade. I was very nervous, not being
used to such grades, having been
raised on the flat prairie laud of
north eastern Kansas where moun-,
tains are unknown and altho for sev
eral years before coming here, I had
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