[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HILO”]
Konohi Day of the Chinese.
The new year of the Chinese began on this past Monday, and the activities of the boys of China were worthy of great admiration.
On Tuesday, the 27th, Nailima held a konohi party at his residence, to celebrate the birthday of his beloved daughter, and there were many who were invited.
When they were ready to eat, there rose a disturbance between the home owner and some people who were bedecked with the delicacies of the konohi day; the people split up and fled and some of their voices had become slurred because they were drowsy on “the chilly waters of the dew,” and the glory of the day became as of naught.
I will stop here. Yours truly,
Henry L. Kauanoano.
Waiakea, Hilo, Jan. 22, 1890.
(Kuokoa, 2/8/1890, p. 3)