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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MA? 30, i&2
At The Lihue Union Church
P. O. BOX G
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(Continued from last week)
About this time the doctrine of
union services via much In evi
dence, and was urgently advocated
) as the solution ot the problems at
tendant on the language barrier be
tween the races.
We tried the plan, and had regu
lar union services once a month,
partly in English and partly in Ha
waiian. It was never a conspicuous
I success; neither congregation felt
quite at home with a different lan
guage in their ears, and different
people alongside them, and it was
noon given up.
THE FIRST WEDDINQ
My first wedding in tie community
was that of Mr. W. I. Wells and
Miss Farr. Mr. Wells was principal
of the Hanamaulu school, and Miss
Farr a sister of Mrs. Boswell, from
Canada, visiting her.
The wedding took place in the
Hawaiian church whlcb was most
beautifully decorated with masses ot
roses that would now cost a for
tune. Miss Helen Elwell, now Mrs.
Lydgate, was bridesmaid, and Mr.
' DeLacey was best man.
'After the ceremony there was a
reception at the Boswells on the
hill he was mill engineer and it
poured in torrents, as it always does
for a big wedding. That is one ot
the traditions of Lihue, a downpour
' necessarily accompanies a big wed
The First Wedding In the
The first wedding in the new
church was that of Mr. H. D. Slog
gett and Misa Etta Wilcox, a very
beautiful and impressive wedding,
and again it poured, a Kewai rain
As the first bride of the new
church, according to old English
custom, a Bible, suitably inscribed,
was presented .to Mrs. Sloggett whihc
' she still treasures with tender mem
A Big Rain for
Every Big Wedding
This custom ot wedding rainfall
A began far back before my time and
' has continued to the present. You
will, most of you, recall the Ahana
wedding at Huleia, not long ago,
and the over-generous' reception of
the skies gave the bridal couple
How the wedding supper had to be
concluded under dripping umbrellas
and improvised raincoats, and what
a time we had getting out of the
valley thru the mud, and how some
ot us left our cars there, and took
off our shoes and waded home thru
the mire. i
i A.iy own wedding tooke place in
Honolulu, and so by a sort of
change of venue we escaped the
rain there, but we got here when
we were leaving for the event in
towfl. Such boistrous and stormy
weather that we had to take the
steamer at Koloa and the roads
thither were almost impassable.
j First Funeral
. My first funeral was that of Mary
Hardy, the daughter of 'judge Hardy.
She was buried in the little mis
sion cemetery up. back ot the mill.
Her friends remember very tender
ly and Memorial Day finds her grave
The first christening In the new
church was that of my own boy,
Mortimer. My wife saw, to that,
though there were several others
baptized at the same time.
A Bride from Maumalu School
The Malumalu school was quite a
factor in the local life in those days.
It was an industrial school for boys,
conducted in a humble way along
the lines ot the Hampton Institute
It was founded, conducted and fi
nanced mainly by the Smiths, the
old mission family of Koloa. It
seemed to me to offer an opportun
ity for influence on the growing
unth, so I accepted the invitation
To go out there once a week or so
to talk to the boys. I did this the
more willingly as the teachers were
most estimable and Interesting la
dies, and one ot them especially,
Miss Helen Elwell, appealed to me
as quite the most charming girl I
had ever known. Ultimately she
came to look with favor upon my
111161681, and we were engaged, Aug'
uust 14, 1897. When this became
known, people commonly said, "Oh
that's the reason he went out there
ts talk to the boys! We always
nought it was strange that he was
so interested In them!" How ready
some people are to impute ulterior
motives and to do injustice to the
moBt unselfish service.
We were married In Honolulu on
January 3, 1898, at my sisters, Mrs
A. F. Cooke, and immediately there
after set out on a honeymoon tour
to Southern California and my
wife's home at Riverside.
Marraiage Under Difficultly
As I have said, we left Kauai in
the midst ot a storm that prevented
will, and we had to go to Koloa.
The change to Koloa wai an un
expected one, made in a hurry and
expected one, made In a hurry and
our trunks, containing about all the
wearing apparel we had, remained
behind to followln a day or two,
as soon as the weather abated. But
the weather didn't r.bate, and our
trunk didn't come, the wedding was
set for two or three days later, and
weding garments' must be produced
against that momentous occasion.
With the fertile expedients of fem
inine wit, my sister, and my bride,
and an emergency dress maker, che
ated a dainty organdie wedding
gown that was "too sweet for any
thing," and I brazenly went out a
mong my friends and borrowed a
dress suit for . the occasion insec
tions. I remember the coat was
Mr. J. B. Atherton's and it fitted
me perfectly. Mrs. Rice was in town
at the time, and hearing ot our
plight, she went out among her
friends and gathered up necessary
articles to help us out. Those were
the days when you couldn't go out
and buy such things ready-made.
Well, we got married alright, and
have never regretted It since!
A Honeymoon Without Baggage
We were booked to leave for the
coast two or three days later, and
we watched the horizon, and the in
coming Bteamers, for those belated
trunks, but they didn't come, and
finally it dawned on us that we
would have to go out borrowing
again for our honeymoon trip, which
we did again with, the help of our
friends, and got away at length
quite well fitted out, and independ
ent of our trunks, which were
quietly reposing at Ahukinl, where
they waited to welcome our return,
On our return we took up our
abode at the Falrview Hotel where
we were very comfortably fixed and
where our friends of the community
gave us a very cordial and enthus
iastic evening reception. It was
all arranged by W. H. Rice Jr.
Negotiations for a Parsonage
Realizing that in the ordinary run
of events we would need a perma
nent home, I went to Mr. Q. N
Wilcox and asked htm if he wouldn'
build a parsonage, suitable to our
modest needs, as an investment, we,
or the church, to pay the interest
on the same by way of rent.
The Parsonage Is Built
This plan met with his approval
and I was commissioned to go ahead
on the basis of an expenditure ot
about $3000. This sum in those days
would build a very comfortable,
commodious and well-finished cot
tage, and the original parsonage
was the final outcome. It was com
pleted and we moved into it in the
spring of 1899.
At the time there was no
thought ot any adittons or exten
sions, but when, after, ten or twelve
years. It was found necessary to
have more room, the original build
ing was very happily enlarged with
no detriment to the original house.
It could liajdly have been done more
wiBely even it it had all been com
prehensively planned from the be
Donated to the Community
Later, at the time of the dedica
tion ot the church, Mr. Q. N. Wil
cox donated this property to the
community, and the combined prop
erties were put in the hands of a
body of trustees consisting of R. L.
Wilcox, C. A. Rice and H. K. Ka-
Hoshll, a tractor driver employed
by the Hawaiian Canneries company
on their Moloaa plantation, received
a broken leg as the result ot an ac
cident last Friday. The Injured man
was Immediately taken to the Ke
alia hospital and ts now under the
care of Dr. Hagood.
C. C. Mayne, local representative
of the von Hamm-Young company re
turned from Honolulu on Tuesday
after a brief business trip.
Antone Fernandez, proprietor of
the local theater, was in Honolulu
for one day last week in connection
with the distribution ot coming tea'
The 1922 canning season ot the
Hawaiian Canneries company is ex
pected to commence early in June
and will probably last until August.
A larger number of laborers will be
needed this year than last, due to
the increased pack to be put up.
Homesteaders, as well as others,
welcomed the breaking ot the dry
spell last week. Rain tell for' three
days, and all crops are already
Bhowing beneficial results.
Alfred Morgan, a student in the
seventh grade of the Kapaa school
was awarded first prize by the gar
den judges for the best home gar
den on Kauai. Alfred is the second
son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Mor
gan. T. Naito, also ot the seventh
grade, carried off third prize.
Kapaa school was awarded first
prize for the best school garden on
Kauai. This . Is Kapaa's fourth prize
in four years, and the school can
well be proud of their excellent re'
Everything Js in readiness for the
transfer of the Kapaa post office to
its new location. John Rapoza, the
new postmaster, will take over the
duties of the old postmaster on
Thursday, June 1, and expects to
be ready for business on Friday
morning, June 2nd.
Officers of the Christian Endeav
or Society gave a party at the beach
house on Tuesday morning to the
workers who so generously contrl
buted their services for the ' last
concert. Sandwiches and cakes were
supplied by A, G. Koulokou, fishes
and chickens by Isaac Kaiu, and a
pig by Sheriff Hano.
Others Might as Well
"Personally, you know, I am very
fond of hunting. But then, ou see,
I belong to the society for tho pro
tection of animals. Howovor, I have
found a way out of the difficulty.
When hunting I use blank cartridg
es." Paris La Baionnette.
Dr. T. L. Morgan
Office on Wm. Hyde Rice Premises
Honolulu Paper Co.
Wholesale Paper Dealers
821 823 Alakea 8treet
FOR ALL AUTOMOTIVE EN
GINES, Including TRUCK8 and
WHAT SPARKO-GAP WILL
DO FOR YOUR ENGINE:
Increase power Up to 37
Make operation more flexible.
Increase hill climbing ability.
Save up to 35 In gas.
Prevent carbon trouble.
Almost obviate valve grinding.
Reduce wear on coll and other
parte of ignition system.
FITS ALL 8PARK PLUGS
Price $ Each
ONE REQUIRED FOR
For Sale by
J. H. CATTON
JOSEPH S. VALENTE
HAS BEEN APPOINTED IjOCE
AGENT ON KAUAI
A 8IZE FOR EVERY CAR i
. SOLD AT HONOLULU
C. B. Hofgaard & Co., Ltd.
JUST AT HAND
DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY
LANDERS, FRARY & CLARKE
New Britain, Connecticut
Vacuum Bottles - quarts and pints
HEAVY STEEL CASE, BROWN ENAMEL FINISH
Vacuum Bottles - quarts and pints
EXTRA HEAVY SEAMLESS BRASS CASE
HIGHLY POLISHED FULL NICKEL FINISH
Vacuum Food Jars - quarts and pints
HEAVY STEEL CASE, DARK (1REEN ENAMEL FINISH
NICKEL PLATED SHOULDER AND CAP
Fillers - Standard - for bottles and jars
Beverage Shakers - 1 1-2 pints and 1 pints
MADE OF BRASS, NICKEL PLATED
HAS STRAINER WITH LEAK PROOF CAP
FOOD CHOPPERS .
KNIVES AND FORKS
The above on display In our Hardware Dtpartment
our boarding the steamer at Na
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