THE NEWS FROM NORTH HILO.
Mr. Editor of the Greatest Prize of the Hawaiian People:
Aloha oe:—Please include this bit of news from here in North Hilo.
On the first of this month, Pakele, Iaukea, Laika, Kalei, and Lahapa went to go pick opihi on the shore of Waipunalei, and upon their return, they climbed up the pali. Lahapa was the first to climb up and the rest followed. When they reached the midpoint up the pali, a rocked dislodged and hit Lapaha square on the chest and he rolled down the pali, and because of the love of God, he was caught on a pandanus tree that was burned earlier in a fire. It was 40 feet high from where he tumbled from to where he was caught. Therefore, O my sisters and brothers and younger siblings, don’t go pick opihi again and return upland of the pali, lest you end up dying.
In the evening of that very day, there was a Kona wind that blew the roof of the house of Hoopii (f) at Waipunalei 100 feet from the house. That night, it destroyed as well the sugar flumes [hawai ko] of L. S. Co., leaving them strewn about below.
SWAYING CABLE OF LEALEA
On the last week of this past month, the wire to transport the cargo of the L. S. Co. was secured in the area of the old port; and now the wait is but for the sugar.
BUILDING BURNED IN FIRE.
In the evening of the 6th, fire consumed the coffee factory of E. W. Barnard until bare.
H. H. BAKER.
(Kuokoa, 3/11/1898, p. 3)