The number of whaling ships docked in the harbor by our count yesterday reached a total of 30.
Some haole people went touring aboard the warship Vanderbilt on this past Tuesday and Wednesday.
We saw a number of new Pianos in the Shop of Melchers & Co. being for sale to those who want them.
Queen Emalani returned to the premises of her mother, that being the estate of Dr. Rooke [Kauka Ruka]. She is there where she is finding comfort and it is there that she is finding relaxation.
Habor Dredger.—The Kaulu is performing its duties in digging up the mud from our harbor. But it is now seaside of Ainahou where it is cleaning.
Returning to the hot sun of Kaukaweli.—This past Monday, the students and a teacher, J. Kakina, to the hot sun of Lahainaluna aboard the Kilauea. Lahainaluna school will perhaps start on Wednesday.
Death of the writer of stories.—The writer of stories of the olden days, S. N. Haleole, left on the hidden path of Kane, on the 22nd of October, and he is meeting up with those story writers of that side. He left behind his family and dragged away by the messenger of death.
The jail.—The Jail here in Honolulu will be expanded once again. Here is something that has us very puzzled: people call it a “hale wai”. The reason why the building where criminals are detained is called a hale wai is unknown. Perhaps it is because earlier it was connected to the old water house [?? hale wai] at the harbor; from where indeed did it come?
Personal.—Amongst the passengers of the steamer Kilauea that left on this past Monday, we saw the Editor of the Daily Newspaper [James J. Ayres of the Daily Hawaiian Herald], sitting upon the deck. But when we asked people, the reply was that he left for Maui and perhaps went all the way to Hawaii.
Wondrous deeds performed once more.—The word has echoed in our ears, shouting out that the woman of the pit and her great radiance has appeared, and she is now causing agitation in the crater; the glow has shown above. Perhaps it is her aloha for the King who went to see her, or perhaps it is her aloha for Kaleleonalani, at her return.
(Kuokoa, 11/3/1866, p. 2)