Teach your children well, 1876.

Girl destroyed by fire.

O Lahui Hawaii: Aloha oe:—

In the morning of Friday, the 7th of July, a girl of 3 or 4 years old was burned up by fire. The reason she was burned up was because she took a match far from the house, like about 7 fathoms [7 anana], and then she immediately struck the match and her clothes was lit by the fire, and she soon felt the heat and ran to the house with the fire burning all over her body, it was then that her grandfather saw this, so he ran  and tore off the burning clothes, and when he saw what the fire did to her body, it was very dreadful, and from that time to 4 p. m., she died.

Therefore we advise those with children, do not make your children ignorant once again, lest they end up in trouble like this girl, whose name was Keliihookae.

And at the same time, a storehouse of Kaina Keoki was destroyed at Kamoku; this building was near the sleeping house, which was a wooden building which suffered damages of about $900.00; if you add it with the storehouse, it is like $1,300.00 that was destroyed by fire, but his life was saved, which was almost lost; it was the eldest child of W. H. Cole that had the match which destroyed the store house. With salutations.

Frank Koliilii,

Waimea, Kauai, July 7, 1876.

[Teach your children well.]

(Lahui Hawaii, 8/3/1876, p. 4)


Lahui Hawaii, Buke II, Helu 32, Aoao 4. Augate 3, 1876.

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