Old Fire Engines [Kaawai].—In the midday of this past Monday, directly in front of the auction office of E. P. Adams, some old Fire Engines were put up for auction. Engine Number 1, “Hoomanawanui,” and Engine Number 4, “Holokahana” of the Hawaiians. When they were auctioned, Engine Number 1 went to James L. Lemon for $90, and Number 4 went to D. Foster for $126. What the two will do with the Fire Engines, we were not told; perhaps they will send it somewhere else.
(Au Okoa, 2/6/1868, p. 2)
Ke Au Okoa, Buke III, Helu 42, Aoao 2. Feberuari 6, 1868.
[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]
New Member for Number 4.—Recently, His Highness, Ka Haku o Hawaii, became a new member of Engine Company Number 4 [Hui Kinaiahi Helu 4]. We see the young Alii joining in on these fine work. This is an example for others, as if reminding us that we ourselves should join in good endeavors of all sorts, while putting effort into fostering these works, and living properly, and treating well all those with whom we meet. Look to this Example.
(Kuokoa, 1/25/1862, p. 2)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 9, Aoao 2. Ianuari 25, 1862.
[Found under: “Kela mea keia mea o Hawaii nei.”]
DEATH.—Death continues its work amongst us, and has taken one of our workers. John F. Colburn (Kolopana), died on this past morning of Sunday. For many years he was the Auctioneer in this Town, and he held a high stature amongst the fine folks. He was for some years a Fireman, and when he died, he was one of the Heads of the Fire Department [Oihana Kinai Ahi]. At his funeral, all of the people of the firefighters attended his funeral. The engine of the Hook and Ladder Company [Hui Lou me ke Alapii] was where his body was laid and pulled by the Hook and Ladder Company and the other four Fire Companies dressed in their Fire fighting uniforms, while the procession went from his residence to where he was buried; the bell of Engine Company #1 [Hui Helu 1] rang out long, and it was a very fine service. Kolopana was from New York, where his parents and sister now live. He left behind his widowed wife, and three children.
(Kuokoa, 12/16/1861, p. 2)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu V, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 16, 1861.