News from Kona.
O Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha oe:—
At 11 o’clock at night on the 19th of March, landed at the shore of Kailua nei were the King; Queen Kapiolani; Her Highness, R. Keelikolani; Minister of Finance S. K. Kaai; and some others. There were many of us gathered during those days. On the 22nd, the Queen went to the uplands of Kuahewa to see the troubles of Nawai, a blind man, to give him some help for his home that burned down.
On Monday the 23rd, Her Highness, R. Keelikolani, gave another house warming party [ahaaina komo hale]. “Ola ia kini ke a mai la ke ahi.” [The multitudes find life at last; the fire is lighted.]*
In the evening on that day, the chiefess rode upon a canoe to go and visit the Hooulu Lahui Society of Hookena, and she returned to Kailua on Thursday evening. The health of Her Highness, R. Keelikolani, is fine.
*See #2478 in Pukui’s ʻŌlelo Noʻeau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings.
(Kuokoa, 4/12/1879, p. 2)