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When Captain Cook came upon the island of Kauai and his two ships docked in Waimea, the kamaaina showed him a number of large birds. Captain Cook’s journals say that he saw a Pueo, an Aukuu, and an Io.
These days, we see indeed the Owl [Pueo] and Heron [Aukuu], but who sees the Hawk [Io]? The Io is skilled at snatching chickens and small birds.
If some kamaaina is able to find and catch an Io, V. Knudsen of Waiawa, Mana, is always prepared to pay $10 for it; and for a pair, $15; and for three, $20.
If the bird is live, be careful with the feathers and do not harm them and have them fall off; and so too if it is dead. Also be careful lest it rots, and put a few drops of kerosene in its beak to ward off rotting.
DR. K. HAIDA [Katsugorō Haida] is the President of the Japanese Charity Hospital of Honolulu. He was elected by the Japanese Medical Association to this important position in October, 1908, but did not take charge of the hospital affairs until December 19, 1908, when he succeeded Dr. Oyama.
Dr. Haida is a graduate of the Cooper Medical College and is a man of great perseverance. While he is not connected with any agricultural work, he has had plantation life, having been employed at the Paia Sugar Company on Maui. He is one of the promoters of a new Japanese bank to be started by the local Japanese. Dr. Haida believes in the integrity of the United States and on that account he has had his sons take out American citizen papers.