Escape attempt from quarantine, 1881.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

This past Monday, a woman and her daughter who is suffering from smallpox attempted to escape from the Government quarantine. They rented a car, shrouded the daughter, and went off to Ewa. When the police department heard, an officer on horse chased after this woman, and found them on the road for Ewa; the escapees were returned to Honolulu nei and the sick one was returned to Kahakaaulana, and the mother was quarantined, and the car driver was given before Judge Pekekona [Richard F. Bikerton].

[Click here for more on Kahakaaulana Island, in Nathan Napoka’s 1976 report on Mokauea Island.]

(Kuokoa, 2/12/1881, p. 3)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XX, Helu 7, Aoao 3. Feberuari 12, 1881.

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