Social Circles Bright and Buzzing in Spite of Bad Weather.
The weather still continues inclement, the roads uninviting; ergo, news notes are scarce.
Mrs. J. C. Lorenzen and niece, Miss Etta Daniels of Honolulu, are visiting their friends, Mr. and Mrs. H. Z. Austin, at “Ocean View,” Kapaa, where we had the pleasure of meeting the Bishop of Panopolis and accompanying priests—Father Marratian and Father Levi. The Bishop is an old-time acquaintance of the Austins, dating back from their first residence on Maui, where he had charge of the mission at Wailuku.
The good father seemed very much pleased with his trip to Kauai, but owing to the stormy weather was unable to make the circuit and missed the most beautiful portion of Hanalei. He said Kauai had been recommended to him as the “Garden Isle,” but it reminded him of a taro patch. He returns to Honolulu Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Noonan, accompanied by Miss Helen Wilder, are visiting Mr. C. B. Makee at his pretty home, “Lily Heights.”
Mr. and Mrs. McVeigh, formerly of Kahului, Maui, who have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Toms, at Kapaa, the past few weeks, leave Saturday the 18th by the steamer James Makee on their way to Chicago, U. S. A., where they will make their future home. Mrs. Toms accompanies them on a visit to her many friends in America, the World’s Fair, etc., and will be absent six months or more. Miss Kittie Ritchie, sojourning at “Ocean View,” has almost entirely recovered from her recent severe illness, and is the recipient of many social attentions from her friends and acquaintances hereabouts.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Spalding of Kealia leave by steamer this evening for a brief visit to Honolulu.
Las Monday evening a most delightful surprise was given Mr.and Mrs. H. Z. Austin at their home by the many friends and admirers of Miss K. Ritchie, the occasion being the anniversary of her birthday—”sweet sixteenth” I believe—more of less. As the affair was most adroitly managed—not the slightest intimation of it having escaped—it was an unqualified surprise and success. Music, social games and dancing were indulged in to a late hour. Most delicious and abundant refreshments, which were supplied by the “surprising party,” were served during the evening. Among those present—we noticed—Miss Lindsay, Manager William Blaisdell, Secretary George H. Fairchild, and F. B. Smith, of the Makee Sugar Co., Kealia; Mrs. J. Thoms, Mr. and Mrs. McVeigh, Miss Gertrud Toms, C. B. Makee and Mr. Charles Makenzie from Kapaa.
Thursday evening a most delightful soiree was given at Pythian Hall, by the young gentlemen of Kealia, in honor of Mrs. J. C. Lorenzen and Miss Daniels.
On dit, that there are a number of outings, high teas, etc., on the tapis for the coming week, weather permitting.
The sun is shining at present, but the air is very heavy and damp, with “just a little” (?) more rain probable. People are beginning to murmur. The monotony of the thing is becoming unbearable. Sickness is rife.
The mill is running smoothly as usual and everything continues in the like even tenor of its way except the weather. * * *
Kealia Kauai, March 18, 1893.
(Daily Bulletin, 3/21/1893, p. 1)