[Found under: "NEWS OF HAWAII NEI."]
Large Tsunami [Kaikoo].—We received a letter written by Mr. E. Makaioulu of Haena, Keaau, Puna, Hawaii, on this past 29th of January, telling of the great tsunami at that place on the night of the 29th [28th] of that same month, and this is what he said.
“On the night of the 28th of this past January, an enormous kaikoo was seen in Keaau, Puna, Hawaii; it was a very big kaikoo with accompanying winds from the west, and the ocean was covered over with black rain clouds. The waves pounded and reached the barren plains high up inland, and the government road was smashed, as well as the fishpond of Keaau loa. The pounding of the ocean was like that of Egypt in the Red Sea, killing the Pharaoh and his war chariots; and we made it through those large waves in the night. We thought that is was the second Great Flood [Kai a Kahinalii] from the time of Noah, the prophet of Jehovah.”
[Anyone have more information on this fishpond?]
(Kuokoa, 2/15/1862, p. 2)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 12, Aoao 2. Feberuari 15, 1862.
“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.”
[Just as an aside, here is the masthead of "Ka Nonanona," and you can see here why this was chosen as the title of the paper. The passage is found in Proverbs (Solomona) 6:6. It is also seen in Hawaiian as: "E ka mea hiamoe, e hele oe i ka anonanona¹, E nana i kona aoao a e hoonaauao iho."]
¹”Anonanona” is a variant of “nonanona,” meaning ant.
“Ka Nonanona” masthead
[So i am still looking for that Bible given at the Yokohama Union Church to King Kalakaua, when he visited there in 1881. Check out these other articles found in The Friend]
“HIS MAJESTY IN JAPAN.“
And the other article referred to therein,
“Cast Thy Bread upon the Waters and Thou Shalt find it after Many Days.“
The church pastors did have this picture of the old church which was located on what is now a girl’s school nearby (Ferris). They do not believe that this is the church, because they hear it was built later (but there are no documentation to any of this)…
Old Yokohama Union Church
…so I can’t say I stood where Kalakaua stood 130 years ago, but all I can say for sure is that it was close by…