Hilo’s Palace Theatre, 1925.


The astonishingly beautiful Theatre was just completed, and it was dedicated [hoau ia] in the evening of this past Monday, and a great crowd filled this very first opening.

A Hawaiian established this beautiful building here in Hilo, and it can accommodate 813 guests. It is divided up into various sections, and there are proper seats located everywhere, and the moviegoers at all times will sit in true comfort. Continue reading

Who is Mary? 1915.

A Letter From California.

San Diego, Jan. 4, 1915.

My Dear Papa:

How are you? I have a few minutes to write some short lines to you that I believe will make you happy.

 We arrived here in the evening of the 27th of December, 1914, and we are now at the Fair proper, in the area that features Hawaii. Our trip here was fine except for the first day after leaving home. Oh my how sick I was, with continuous nausea! But after that, it was a beautiful voyage by the seafaring steed, the “Sierra.”

We landed in San Francisco in the afternoon of Christmas day, and went touring about for two hours, then we boarded the steamship “Congress” for San Pedro, and spent the night there. We went into the movie houses and went to Long Beach to see the swimming beaches. We are all doing well, and the nights are pretty cold.

The Fair¹ opened on the night before the new year, and it is progressing nicely. I haven’t had time to go and see my cousins because I am always busy with work, and cannot just leave without permission.

O Papa, I can’t write a long letter, because I have only a little time; with hope that you are doing well, and I am happy to hear from you.

Goodbye, dear Papa, with much aloha.

Your daughter,


¹This is a reference to the Panama-California Exposition.

(Aloha Aina, 1/23/1915, p. 1)

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XIX, Helu 69, Aoao 1. Ianuari 23, 1915.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XIX, Helu 69, Aoao 1. Ianuari 23, 1915.