NEWS FROM THE LAND OF TRICKSTERS OF KAULULAAU, LANAI.
Mr. Solomon Hanohano:—On the night of the 4th of December, there landed a skiff of castaways at Kanaele; five haole and four Chinese.
Their ship left San Francisco filled with goods for Manila, and this steamship encountered a storm and the water came in the cargo doors; there was nothing they could do, and the captain and his sailors and the engineers waited until the ship sank and they got on the skiffs.
One of the skiffs landed on Lanai, at Kanaele, that is the name of that place; as for the second skiff, it has not been seen; all of the castaways are being cared for by the wealthy one of Lanai, that is Gay; it is he who is caring for them, feeding them and clothing them, and boarding them; that is the news which I show before your honor, and it is you who will flash it about so that the many readers of the Kuokoa newspaper will know; that is something new of that land of Kaululaau. With appreciation. Sincerely yours,
WILLIAM BEN POKIPALA.
(Kuokoa, 12/13/1918, p. 2)