Anyone know who Laulani Koki is? 1890.

HE INOA NO LAULANI KOKI

Hanohano Hanalei i ka ua nui
He pakika i ka limu o Manuakepa
Anu hewa i ka wai o Lumahai
Kalehuamakanoe o Luluupali
Alai e ka noe paa o Naue
E ena Haena i ka ehukai
I maliu i ke ala o ka lauae
A heaha ka hana a Lohiau ipo
O ka li’a i ka wai Kuauhoe
O ka nihi a ke ahi i Makuaiki
Haaheo i ka haka o Nualolo
Ka anohi uakoko i ka moana
Wehiwehi Polihale i ka Pahapaha
I ka lei makahehi a ka malihini
Ua nani Mana i ka liula
Ka anapa ka alohi aiai na ike
Ike i ke one kani o Nohili
Kohu Vaiolina ke hone mai
Haina ia mai ana ka puana
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Tragedy off Kalaupapa, 1888.

DEATH AT SEA.

Because of the kindness of our good friend, Mr. Kaoliko from up in Kauluwela, he showed us a written statement he got from Kalaupapa talking about sad news, and that is what we have below:

At night last Friday, Nov. 9, Kale Kahuakaiula Palohau, the child of Mr. G. B. Palohau of Kauai, tried to escape from Kalaupapa aboard a canoe along with Wailele. There are no witnesses to this escape of the two men. As they tried to leave the harbor of Kalaupapa and got a little ways out, the waa flipped. But they righted it and bailed out the bilge. They got back on and started to make their way but not much later, it flipped again. That is the way it went until they got right outside of Kalaeokailio, which they reached in the morning of Saturday. Palohau said to his partner that they should go ashore because the canoe was getting filled with water and was close to sinking. Then Kahuakaiula jumped into the ocean along with his friend and swam for shore. After getting perhaps a quarter mile from the waa, his friend started getting fatigued. Kahuakaiula told him to climb on him; the friend climbed on, and they started to swim towards the place where the waves break. There, the waves began to pound upon them and they were separated from each other. Kahuakaiula made his way to shore but as for his partner, he was not seen of again.

(Alakai o Hawaii Puka Pule, 11/24/1888, p. 3)

MAKE ILOKO O KE KAI

Ke Alakai o Hawaii Puka Pule, Buke 1, Helu 47, Aoao 3. Novemaba 24, 1888.