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Hilo, May 13.—My Dear Whitney, Aloha—It has not been perhaps twelve hours since we met on May 9, and there has arrived fearful news. That being the Tsunami [Kai Hoee] here in Hilo! Here are drawings [paintings?] done right soon after the flooding by the sea which I enclose. [These three pictures of the tsunami exacting its terrible act can be seen in the window of Whitney’s Book Store, Editor.] Continue reading →
THE PRINCIPAL OF KALIHI WAENA SCHOOL FOUND GUILTY AND FINED $50.
Some time ago, the principal of Kalihi Waena School was sued for whipping William Furtado, one of the students of that school. When the case was heard in the district court of Honolulu nei, before Judge B. Lightfoot, the judge postponed his ruling, and the other day he gave his ruling and found the one sued guilty and fined him $50.00. Continue reading →
Honolulu, July 8.—At a party given by the Saint Louis Alumni Association [Hui Haumana Mua o Sana Lui], that was in the evening of this past Sunday, Representative Kuhio was invited to speak before that banquet, and he spoke without mincing his words. He strongly criticized W. R. Farrington and Frank Atherton, the owners of the Star-Bulletin newspaper, and called that newspaper, “A newspaper for the rich,” Continue reading →
Genuine Hulas to Be Preserved In Series of Motion Pictures
Aid of modern motion pictures and phonographs will be enlisted to preserve the Hawaiian hula as it was danced in Kalakaua’s days, so that burlesque innovations will not cause the dance to degenerate in years to come, it was announced Monday when Akoni Mika, 68-year-old hula master, arrived here from his home at Keaukaha, Hilo. Continue reading →
The vegetable garden club at the Kamehameha School for Girls will soon start on advanced gardening work instead of caring for vegetables. Although they may take care of their vegetables outside of gardening time, they must give their attention to budding, slipping, and grafting during garden period. Continue reading →