Contemptuous Act Against Women.
Being that the parading was being held in the uplands of the Kamehameha School for Boys, on the plains of Kaiwiula, Mrs. Emma Metcalf Nakuina went attended by Mrs. R. W. Maea [Mrs. Rudolph William Meyer] of Kalae, Molokai and two of her daughters, Mrs. Mutch and Mrs. Hitchcock. They went and sat in a calm and shady place at the Bishop Museum, atop a area covered with manienie grass, and the son of the one named first, F. W. Kahapula Beckley, brought them chairs.
However, while they sat enjoying themselves, Professor Brigham, the haole who maligns Hawaiians, passed by and he looked at them with disapproval. Not long thereafter, the Portuguese grounds keeper came and kicked these women out, but they did not go out together. Soon after, the Portuguese man appeared once again and hit the chairs and tilted them forward; the elderly woman was shocked. To Mrs. Nakuina, the Portuguese man assaulted her by grabbing and pulled her by the hand. The Portuguese man was struck by Kahapula for this, but he said that he was ordered by the Professor to forcefully take her.
There were a great many visitors there who witnessed this, and when his overseer heard of this, he came at once and apologized, however, it was not accepted; not until that haole apologizes in public, being that it was in public that he showed his contempt. But it appears he believes that the place belongs to him. If perhaps we had known before, then we wouldn’t have gone.
(Makaainana, 5/24/1897, p. 1)