Here you’d be looking at a long strings of @@@@@@@@@ instead of information on Queen Kapiolani and Puna. 1876.

NEWS ITEMS FROM PUNA.

Please let us shake hands, your Captain and I, and insert my small contribution in an empty space of your delicate body.

On the evening of the 12th of Nov., Queen Kapiolani and her younger sister Kapooloku, Hon. L. Kaina, and the other companions of the Queen left Hilo Hanakahi and the Kanilehua rain. And the land travelling canoes that evening were pointed towards the seas of the rustling pandanus groves, and they reposed at the home of R. Lyman, Esq., along with the woman who lives in the sea of Haena in Keaau.

And the next morning, the entourage of the Queen travelled on to see the sounding pebbles of Aalamanu, and from there, to Keauhou and the shelter of coconut fronds. And aloha was shown between the Queen and her humble subjects.

And here the Queen asked for someone to take them to see the Waikoolihilihi and and the tall Hopoe Lehua, and the writer of this article patiently took them. We saw the hollow pahoehoe [uha pahoehoe?] of Hopoe, and inhaled the lima [?] and the seaweed growing upon it. And we soon looked upon the famous pool Ka Wai Koolihilihi; but there was no water in the pool as it was sucked up by the heat of the sun, for it has been months of nice weather here in Puna; there was no water to drink. There too were the lehua @@@@
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When you look at the works reported by the church officials accomplished in their districts, the work of the Lord has progressed in some places but regressed in others. As for the pastor himself, the father’s work has been deft, there is nothing to fault, there is no obscene names to apply, his actions before his flock has been lively; and during the late evening hours of the day mentioned above, the meeting was adjourned. This group will meet again at Olaa on the 2nd of January, 1877. The church officials were hosted well at the home of Kalahiki with food for the body, and the aloha given by the locals was splendid. S. K. Po-opio

Keaau, Puna, H., Nov. 27, 1876.

[This paper was not typed from the unclear images available online, but from the originals. So luckily, all of those @@@@@@@@@@ portions have been transcribed and are available online. Still, it would still be worth getting the best images even of these pages, so that the typescript can be compared to the original for questionable phrases.

Now consider all of thousands of pages of newspaper with bad images that are being typescripted today. Now is the time to take clear images of them. Before typescripts are done. Why do double or triple the work? And perhaps more important, why risk having the pages touched again and again by people wanting to know what this @@@@ and that @@@@ are… Once the papers fall apart, it will be too late.]

(Lahui Hawaii, 12/21/1876, p. 2)

HUNAHUNA MEA HOU O PUNA.

Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke II, Helu 52, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 21, 1876

3 thoughts on “Here you’d be looking at a long strings of @@@@@@@@@ instead of information on Queen Kapiolani and Puna. 1876.

  1. DPoche says:

    I would like to follow up on this with my contacts at Carnegie Mellon University. Could you please tell me what the make and model of the scanners used; and, it is my understanding that microfiches were involved. In short, any information you could supply regarding the technology and methodology used to bring the original newpaper page to its present digital format would serve us well. merci

  2. nupepa says:

    Aloha. The original newspapers were shot to microfilm decades ago. Many of the newspapers were (and still are) bound tightly in books, so the bound side of the pages were not easily photographed, and ended up in a big shadow and hardly legible. The digitized images were taken from those old microfilms.

  3. nupepa says:

    I am not sure why these particular images show a strange shadow pattern. It is not typical. The whole page images can be found in the link below. I spliced this particular articles from page 2, the bottom of the 4th column and the top of the 5th.

    http://papakilodatabase.com/papakilonupepa/cgi-bin/pnupepa?a=d&d=KLHA18761221-01&cl=CL2.1876.12&e=——-en-20–1—IN—–

    I really believe that the original newspapers are important enough to be rescanned with a modern overhead scanner instead of relying on the old microfilmed images.

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