THE MANY OF KAILUA WERE SAVED BY THE GREAT FISH, THE “PALAOA PAE.”
One clear day some weeks ago, a large, heavy-bodied whale landed here in Kailua at the cape of Alaala on the windward side, and it was if we were visited by the scent of the sweet lipoa seaweed of Oneawa, and it was found by fishermen beached in the shallows. The men, women, and children all went and divided up the fatty pieces of flesh, and they all went into the water with their clothes on to get cleaned up; some of the chunks of oily flesh was taken to feed the Japanese and Chinese; 20 dollars was gotten through the sale. The remainder of the meat was thrown into soup and fried, and it was tasty with dabs of poi. If a large fish comes again, Kailua’s multitudes will eat with relish, and their hips will be nicely plump. Satisfaction.
With much aloha for the Captain and the officers [??? alii kipakipa] of Ke Au Hou; the duck feather pen of the son of Kapaa in the mist presses gently down.—Mahalo nui loa.
THE ONE WHO SNIFFS OUT NEWS
Oahu, Apr. 14, 1911.
(Au Hou, 4/19/1911, p. 21)