ASTONISHING WOMAN DRESSED IN WHITE.
We saw in the Advertiser newspaper of this Friday morning, of a mysterious woman in white attire that was seen on last Tuesday night; and this is what the newspaper says,
Being that some ladies do not believe in ghosts [akua lapu], nonetheless there are some well-known ladies here in Honolulu who said, that they saw something astonishing on Tuesday night.
The ladies were headed home on a hackney [kaapio] at 12, Tuesday night, and when they were very near to the house, with the horse travelling slowly, they saw before them on the street, a woman dressed in white. The body came near the car. At which point the women told her to get away; there was not the slightest sound heard from the mouth of the woman clad in white, but she jumped into the sky up above the back of the horse and came down on the other side. The driver then whipped the horse and sped off. It was a ghost or an actual person; it is a very mysterious thing to explain.
(Aloha Aina, puka pule, 1/21/1899, p. 3)