In response to an earlier post “More Hawaiians playing music afar, 1908,” from March 1, 2012.
Keith James says:
I wrote a Wikipedia article on Lu Thompson Keouli (aka as Louis Keouli Thompson), who was my great-grandfather. He graduated from Kamehameha, class of 1900. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Keouli_Thompson)
On the afternoon of Sunday, February 20, a hail storm fell at Kokomo, Makawao. This kind of storm went on for about maybe 15 or 20 minutes. The size of the hail [hua hekili] was like marbles. The locals of that area said, 30 years ago, a hail storm like this fell at Paia, and the size of the hail was like that of chicken eggs.
(Kuokoa, 3/4/1898, p. 2)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVII, Helu 9, Aoao 2. Maraki 4, 1898.