NEWS OF ALOHA OF THE VOICE-HUSHING MARINE ANIMAL OF EWA
O Editor of the Kuokoa, Aloha to you and the hands of your ship carrying news:—Please have room for me to put my baggage, and if you agree to it, do paddle our canoe:
Hoe Puna i ka waa aloha a ka ino,
Haukeuke i na hala o Kookoolau,
Eha e, Eha la,
Eha i ka makili kui a Kaulumano.
Hala ae ka maka walu ihe a ke ae,
Ku i ka pahu ku a ka awaawa,
Hananee ke kikala o ko Hilo kini,
Hoi luuluu i ke one o Hanakahi,
I ka pololo wahine o ka lua,
Wahine kui lei lehua o Olaa,
Laahia hewa hoi au i ko lei,
E ke aloha e!
The news to place aboard is news pertaining to loved ones who have passed on to the valley of the shadow of death, and their families grieve after them, and the writer recalls the song of honor for the Chief Lunalilo:
O Kona Kai Opua i ka la’i,
Opua Hinano ua malie,
Hiolo na wai nao-a a ke kehau,
O kuu la koili i ke kai;
Ke na-u la kamalii,
Ke kaohi la i ke kukuna o ka la;
Pumehana wale ia aina,
Aloha wale ke kini o Hoolulu;
Aohe no lua ia oe e ke aloha,
Ua pono no oe o kaua,
Oia hoi e!
And here is that news: March 6th, Miss C. K. Kaili parted with this life; her illness was a fever, at Pearl City.
April 7, Hana Koohina Kaanaana, her illness was fever, at Pearl City.
May 1, John Keliihalaole, his sickness was a stomach ache and swelling, at Kuhia, Waiawa.
May 2, Aki’s baby, its illness was a fever, at Pearl City.
May 4, Lahaba Kahakumakalani, her illness was a fever, at Kahoaiai, Waiawa.
May 10, John Kaanaana, his illness was a fever, at Pearl City.
April 6, J. K. Kalii, whose illness was paralysis.
The second one was the wife of number 6, so they both passed on.
This writer expresses his great aloha. This writer will face this same fate, however it is not the time that the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
May 15, Mrs. Mary Kahookano, on Thursday night, she died being much loved, and this writer gives his great aloha to the husband who lost his companion, his wife, and to the children who are left without a parent; but blessed be the words of God: “The day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”
GEORGE M. KEONE.
Pearl City, May 16, 1913.
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(Kuokoa, 5/23/1913, p. 3)