Be good to your parents while you can! 1911.


Because there arrived no letter from a mother to her child living in Larned, Kansas, over the past 12 months, this man has become very dejected. And his boss personally just sent a letter to Post Master Pratt of Honolulu nei, asking if perhaps his mother is living, because the man really wants to hear from her.

The name of this youth is George Higgins, and the name of his mother, from whom he desperately wants to hear from is Luka Kohololio [Kahololio]; and if the mother is still living, or any other relatives of Geo. Higgins, he would like terribly to hear from them, for living without word from his family has put him in depression.

In the letter sent by his boss to the the post master of this town, he speaks of the upright nature of the youth, and his good work ethic; however, because he has heard nothing from his birth mother for the past 12 months, it is something that he is constantly concerned about.

He keeps writing letter to his family here, without any response; therefore, his boss hopes that if there is any of them here still living, that they would brighten his disposition by responding.

The letter by his boss goes on to describe that the boy wants to go back home because of the lack of news from his mother. And the only means to take this load off of him is for one of his family here to write.

This boy was working for the Larned and Northwestern Railroad Co. in Kansas for some 10 or 11 years. And it seems that his boss is quite taken with him, as was shown in the letter expounding on all of his good traits.

Therefore, should Mrs. Luka Kahololio be alive, it would lessen the grief and sadness of her child should she write to him, and it is hoped that a speedy reply be sent to this boy living with thoughts of aloha for his mother.

(Kuokoa, 6/30/1911, pp. 1 & 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVII, Helu 26, Aoao 1 & 4. Iune 30, 1911.

Pond atop Punchbowl? 1902.

Mysterious Pond.

An amazing pond was found atop Puowaina by  some people who visited there; they found this amazing waters among lantana plants. Close to this pond was planted a patch of sweet potatoes by an old Hawaiian man; he did not know of this new thing until he was weeding near the pond. While he was working [hono ana ?], to his surprise, he saw this pond their. When he looked at it, its mouth was five feet long, and so too of the depth. The water is five feet or more then you reach black sand. According to what some people say, this is magical waters. It is said to be kupua water, like what is common among amazing things, but there is no trace of the story of this water. It is truly a mysterious spring. The water in the pond these days has somewhat receded.

(Kuokoa, 6/27/1902, p. 5)

Luawai Hoopahaohao.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 26, Aoao 5, Iune 27, 1902.

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Luawai Hoopahaohao.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 26, Aoao 5. Iune 27, 1902.