RELISH FROM THE LILILEHUA RAIN OF PALOLO.
O Young captain, please insert into an open space of our budding pearl necklace this little relish [inamona], if there is open space, and that is this:
In the afternoon, at 2 p. m. on Thursday, the 4 of March, a special meeting of the Farmers Association of Taro and Kula Lands of Palolo [Ahahui Mahiai Kalo ame Kula o Palolo] was held at the home of the writer, to consider things that will benefit the group, and at that meeting, these things were approved to benefit the hui:
Pertaining to digging for posts and fencing, the cost is set for digging a hole for posts at twenty-five cents; to set the post and affixing wire and stretching is 15 cents, for a total of 40 cents for the work.
For the digging of small holes is a dollar and a half per foot. For digging cesspools [lua mea ino], it is $2.00 per foot of dirt, and for rocks, three dollars per foot; that was what was decided on unanimously by the members of the hui.
Between the hours of 5 and 6 in the evening of Friday, the 5th of March, a strong sudden gust of wind blew which toppled everything in its path and overturned the carport of Mr. Apo, a Chinese shop owner from here in Palolo, and it was left toppled; and while it was a new building being built by the carpenter, Mr. C. M. Lawelawe on top of the building, the building fell over and trapped him beneath it; but luckily he was not hurt or harmed.
The Water of the River Dried Up
This is a terribly dry summer here in Palolo, and from when I first started living here 16 years ago, this is the first time I’ve seen a great drought; the water of the river looks like the urination of a man, “the water of Helani trickles out” because there is no water; so too is the taro and what is baked in the fire in the homesteads here in Palolo.
This is just a bit of relish from here in the uplands. With much aloha to you Mr. Editor, and the same to your employees of your office.
With much aloha,
SAM P. KEPANO.
Palolo, March 8, 1920.
(Kuokoa, 3/19/1920, p. 3)