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. THE GARDEN ISLAND.
Waialeale, "Rippling Waters
(Below is printed a copy of a let- j nM diivl all feeling of a re-
till. Ill k- ULULV. 4
ter written 'uy
Dole, then a resident of Kauai, in
1862, to Judge Jacob" Hardy, who
had at that tunc only recentlv re
moved from Lihue, Kauai, to Cal
ifornia, after resigning his posi
tion as Circuit Judge of this Is
land; which describes the first
ascent of the lushest mountain on
Kauai by white men. It was made
by a party of twelve men.- in
cluding Mr. DoleReverend G. B.
Rowcll of Waimea, and several
others whose name we have been
unable to ascertain, besides a num
ber of Hawaiians who carried suy
plies and opened up the pathway,,
overthrown with vines and other
October 43th, llU?.
In accordance with yortr request 1 will
endeavor herewith to give you an ac
count of the long talked of, lmt only re
cently executed, expedition to Waialeale,
Xutiire'H.craiid chef d'oenvrv on Kauai
Permit me merely to premise that the
mountain o f Waialeale, although i n
former times frequently visited by the
On the Summit of Waialeale
natives, h!td never until our vWt been
trod by the foot of u liable. A number of
years ago the late Hew S. Whitney en
deavored make the ascent, 1 but his'
guides, purposely perhaps, lost their way
hi the denths of the foret. and he' vas
glad to reach home without having ae-1' rashly plunged into the
Mxr lack of h htk Soinetitiie. we could
sv (twt k white a the snowy tropic
IjlhUnNSch vtiv railing graivfully arouutl .
mm. standing on a pntjeefing rock and
d.-xi! cIk-miiic his cud, apparently all
unmmdrni if In exalted j-tntloll. i
Vfter a uiarvli of nn hour or two tin
trv. which hitherto had appeared only ,
in i'lated rv. formed a dense forest.
witii a nitl tangled undeYgrowth of;
Nwhf nt uh'i and heavy ijras; the
hitfekto bevaiw Vs s-tcvp than before, ,
and flivn hiU vvsjetatjoii. A walk of
iNnit tfw uiik" brought us to the pietty
watee-tatt t Waikakan, which is per- i
haps one hundred and titty feet ' i n j
heitht,wv could only give" its arrow -like
tiake of white foam a' patnir glanc 1
a they d.eented frith a quiet roar U
the ilatk, dsvp waters of the round basin
nenvath, anu then hastened up tin steep
hill, richly mlvd in a nmnv-tinti d dn-s I
" 'Twa i4t c tq that foot wn fain
A4staitee from theuuul to vain;"
hut the' round titthl top was reaclletl with
out niihap, and a we sat down for a
moment to tv?t, tin1 mui wa shikiog K
hind the. blue v.-tern mounUiin raiws.
A few rods furtVKT on by theide of the
rocky ?treau we pitched our tent in an
openinc among the trees, which place i
called "Kaipuliaa" ("Tlie Paneing Ca
labash.") While our energetic cook was making
the tea and roating a fowl on an ex
teinporaneou "iit for supper, we lay on
the soft gras watching Ins nroeccd'higs
or ieculatng on the probability of pleas
ant weather on the morrow: protccts
were flattering, for it wa a delightful
evening; "the sky was without a cloud
and the winds were whist."
After supper, which was eaten by the
liickering light of the camp-fire, we sat
wrapped in our blanket leneat!i the
brilliant stars, and listened with admira
tion and .wonder to the oxqui-ite mu.-ic
which pealed out like a chime of distant
sleigh-bell. from every leaf above and
around ill.. The still'atmo-phere .was fill
ed with an ocean of melody, swellhigand
falling like the wave. of the sea, but
ceasing not for a moment. The natives
say we are indebted for this - nocturnal
entertainment to the land-shells, but,
unfortunately for this interesting hypo
thesis, shells are very scarce in the re
gion, a few specimens of the Helix, witliij
one or two diminutive varieties, lieing
all we could obtain.; it is more probable
that the music proceeded from fcome
kind of insect.
When we arose in the morning the
thermometer stood fit 55o, Some of the
lVi....ii.. i .i; .
lauy, vviuemiy uenevers in colli Wilier,
tream fura bath,
Well, "and why shouldn't he, for he has been
citttniK meat for tlie last twenty years.
He will give you any . cut yo'u desire..
or better still,
riiiK' him up- or rend your cook-
visit Ihe market nucl see for yoirself whether or not
complishcd the objecMif his journey, hav
ing been in honn.' danger of starvation.
No foreigner, to my know ledge, lias, since
ventured tounike the attempt".
We left Waimea at eight o'clock on
Tuesday morning, Oct. 7th, and rodo
up through the coeoanut groves of the
valley until we reached Kalaeokaua,
where we turned oil' into the Makaweli
valley. Our general course through this
valley was about northeast; as We pro
ceeded, the road,' to iwe an xprcsitm
from St. Paul, waxed woh-e'ami worse;
the sides of the valley became higher
and'more precipitous, till tjiey a'ached a
degree of rugged sublimity7 which made
them wprthy objects of contemplation.
After 'riding on. seven or eight miles, fre
quently 'crossing the rushing waters of
the river by rocky, nefck-brAiking fords,,
we entered -the. Kah'ana. 'valley, whose
waters making at Ops spot a. junction
with the Olokele stream, cpmbinelofonji
the Makaweli river.
Separating the two valleys' is 'a lofty
promontory, which, according, to native
tradition, Was am'iently used as ' a Puu
,kaua; one would think, lookiijgup at its
black mural sides, that it would be an
exceedingly ditlicult task to scale them,
even without' any opposition in the way
of showers of stones, and firebrand.
A few minutes afUjr entering the Ka
. liana vally, on emerging from t h e
hado. of a huge precipice, jio came in
sight of a natural bridge;, tlie arch wa
well-proportioned and the span quite
extensive, but U-ing lurched up near the
top of-the -idge it is doubtful whether it
ever will I come of any practical benefit
to the travelling public.
We left our horses at a house about
ten miles from our starting point i u
Waimea, and after having dipo-ed of a
Very passable aboriginal tinnier, f.jr.it
was now noon, wo set gut on foot $i
company with our men and guides, who,
joining us here, increas'd our number
The narrow path led us on upits bind
ing course, now across the pure, cool
waters of the brook, and now into tho
'but thoy immediately concluded that the
temperature ni the waterwa ratb r too
near zero to be agreeable.
After breakfast 'our party .-houldered
their packs and set oil" once qiore on the
journey; our path now took u up a long
steep hill, in whose accent more than two
hours were employed. It proved to Ik the
only 'long climb', we had to encounter
on the whole route, the remainder of the
way being over a great plateau, cat up
at intervals by deep ravines. From its
top uc had a fincviewuf the surround
ing country, while in the distance the
verdant valley of Waimea,. with' its bit
of a river, looked Jike an oasis in the
. ytv waited a few minutes for straggler.
to come up, and then plunged into the
labyrinths of the nrimeval forest 'with
which these high thble-lands are 'cover
ed, and from which w3 only emerged
wheq within a slntit distance of Wiiiale
alo's siiminit. The trees consist chiefly of
U'luta, although'the Kauila.vOhia, Koa,
and many other varieties are frequontly
met with. The tree's throughout tlusiforest
are often covered to the depth of tvd or
thjw inclie.? with gray 'moss, and the
ground .is at frequent intervals heavily
carpeted with.the same materii.l.
Our party could proceed but slowly
owing to the thick under growth with
which the path was overgrown; and it
would have biyn much worse than it
wa had it not been kept partially open
by the wild hogs which wander over
these solitudes, in great lfnmlers, devour
ing an immense amoimt'of Ki-root.
Two or three miles frou Jnr encamp
Incut of the previous night we came into
a .small open spot calle'd Pukanaenae; it
was here, our guidelTIormed us that Mr.
Whitney stopped .arid ate his ilinner
while on his way to Waialeale. There
were a number of little brown birds, re
sembling very muclvtlie Wren, hopping
about among the bushes; their Hawaiian
name is Akekee;- tla natives formerly
worshijiped them as the god of the Kua
hiw i, ami to tin' day the ancient super
stition cliligs.to them that. if one of the
bird lx killed a terrible .tempest will
Continued Next Week
Notice To, Parents
You are hereby notified that all
not v e t successfully vaccinated
children will be vaccinated bv the
Government Physician in Kapa.i
school Thursday Oct. 16th 1913
11 A. at. Anahola school Friday.
Oct. 17tli 1913 11 a. m. This
notice is given in order to",afford
you an opportunity to be present
at such vaccination if yous,o desire
according to act 63 sefjsion'laws of
" Dk. K. IIoi'man.
Government of rhysician.
" His Business
Paily Sale Hours
.8 to 10 A. M.
Fish.... ...3 to 5 P. M.
DETAILED STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND
DISBURSEMENTS, COUNTY KAUAI, FROM
JUNE 30, 1913. TO SEPTEMBER 30. 1913:
i no 1 c fc 1 f Jt .
Treasurer, Ter. of Hawaii $ 1,901.60
Perman. Impro. Fund 140.74
Licenses: Liquor Licenses' 3,500.00
Sundries 11.310H65 '
Water Works: ..- :
Water Works Wainiea
Water Works Omao
Water Works Kalaheb
,- Water Works Kawaihati
Fines & Costs of Courts & Jails:
. v Waimea Distrr Court & Jail
T. , ii. ' c i , ii it
T. (I, II 'CI II
Kawaibau' " 108.15
Hanalei . 142.43 r : -
Fifth Circuit Court ' 46.15
Collections Regist.' of Autos ,
Veights & Measures .
Roads & Bdc'cs Ilanalei refunding of double pay'b
Macadamizing Princeville-Waikoko " " " " '
Rep. & Maint. of Sclu)ols Hanalei " ".V " '
Realizations of Schools Lihue, Sale of Rear Seat ; . ,
t- Total Receipts
Net Cash Hal. of Treasurer, June 3oth. 1913 "
Warrants Outsdg. Sept. 30th. 1913 .
Revenue Stamps -1 t '"
Attorney, Salary ' ,
Expenses of Liquor Licenses
; Stationery ( '
i Discount & Interest
License Collect. Incidentals 2t
Weights & Measures j s
; v?v "l"639.15
1 , .7:00
. ' 77.50
'.;'. :2 60.
C. S. Dok taking a swim i n
lake on top of Waiaelele.
deep shade of a kukui gr. w, fruiu whose
airy branches the brilliantly djed little
'songster whistled a merry "Uod-s(ci'd,"
or the awkward Auku gazed with wo'n
lerment in his yellow eyes. '
The sides of the valley gradually ap
proached each other 'and increased in
height. Ever and anon we paused to take
breath, and as we look upon tho immense
jierpendicnlar walls aluiopt surrounding
us where "time had notched bis cen
turies in the eternal rock," our souls
would 1k filled with astonishment and
awn, when suddenly tho apjM-araiii e per
haps of a flock of wild goats midway up
the precipice a thoiiand feet abo w .
A Card Of Thanks '
Mf. and Mrs. E. Broadbent de
s l r e to express their heartfull
thanks to all who assisted them 'in
their recent sad breavement for
the many beautiful floral offerings
and other tokens of sympathy!
,.Wi!l. Display Paintings
D Ifyclicock the paint
er. will.Zhibit soniQ.qf-his latest
work, at tjie Lihue Hall next Fri
NOW RAD THE ADS
Special Quarant. Officers
POLICE DEPA RTM RNT-
Sheriff', Salary , '
Incidentals , , '
Deputy Sheriff Wajtnea Salary'
' Payiof Police
Deputy Sheriff Koloa Salary i
Pay of Police ' ' ' .
Deputy Sheriff Lihife Salary '
Pay of.' Police
peputy Sheriff Kawaibau Salary
Pay of police "
Deputy Sheriff Hanalei Salary"'.
Pay of Police
'Pay of Police Specials 4
Wainiea: Rds & Bdges
Koloa: Rds & Bdges
Silva's Toggery, Ltd
"The Store for Good Clothes
Lihue: Rds& Bdges
Kawaibau: Rds & Tldges
Hanalei: Rds & lklgek, ' 2,667.76
Macadamizing Walkbko. Haena ' 497. t,9
County Road Supefv . Salary . ' 675JQ0'
County Road Machinery
COURTS & JAlLsV -
Waimea, Distr. Mag
Court & Jail
Koloa, Distr. Mag'. Salary
Court & Jail ' "
Lihue, Dist. Mag. Salary
Kawaibau,, Dist. Mag. Salary
Court & Jail i. - '
Hanalei. Dist. Magi Salary? r
, Co'urt. &'JaIb r - - r
Fifth Circuit Court '
Clerk Salarv ' - - .-
Expenses, ' ,
1 VmLA 1
ww tiooks , . .
Support & Afaiht'. of Pri'spiiers
County J air.
. 4 v.
Expenses of 'Witnesses j
.WATER WORK'S: ', w ."' .'. Tv - '.j ,'
Kalaheo-r '4.' 2.778,50 I i
Lawai , ,.. J , . 2 135 t4 ,v A' ?f M
;: .:; omao . , . lsdi . . : h fob J
., olo.a.,' v" : v 41.35 . ! 4- -ift, 1
Kawaibau., ... .'. .v n.Q 5,ls'7!.17A V 1
HOSPITALS: 1 .' , f ' A ' 4
Waimea ' ' ' ' i, 2no on -'i' i J
SCHQOLHOUSES & TEACilER'S'COTTAGES;''
Waimeat ' ' V ' - if '
Koloa ' . ' ' ' ;v " p ,
Lihue .. I ' '. . ' , ' '
Kawaibau, , . ' -'.. ''
Hanalei' .... .-."'
Cash" Balance ,qf
Treas. Sept. 30th. 1913
' 825.00. w
ts and Disbursements PJ
' f Tax Special Deposits From June 30
1913 To September 30, 1913: ...
rial. June 30.
-Mat. & Lab.
3, 891'. 72' Taxes '
Mat. & Lab.
947.94 . Taxes
' Refunded 36.00
3,015 75 ,
Bal. Sept.30 1913
t SPECIAL DEPOSIT SCHOOLS
June 30 1913 Receipts Dishnr.,-
25.71 none '21' 05
Warrants Overdrawn: ' '' C ' ' '
SPECIAL GAME FUND
TT . T. . Keceipts Disbiirseinents
Hunting Licenses June '
iyu to SepfL 30 19L3475'.0C-
Bal. S.ept'. 30Jh. 1913
Lihue, October 1, 161-3.
A 'C. Maskr,
Auditor.County of Kauai.
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