I Give 18 Pounds Per Dollar, and the Chinese, 14.
I sell eighteen pounds of poi for a dollar, while the poi that the Chinese are selling is just fourteen pounds for a dollar; and still there is no Chinese poi remaining. It was hard to get poi at my poi factory these past weeks because of the loss of workers, but now I have sufficient workers, therefore, you will not go without poi if you come visit my poi factory, except from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday.
(Alakai o Hawaii, 10/6/1920, p. 1)
Where did you dig these up? I am very interested because Jonah Kumalae is my great grandpa. I’ve never seen any articles like these before.
Cool. The English newspaper articles can be found at Chronicling America: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Or at https://www.newspapers.com/
The Hawaiian language newspapers can be found at Papakilo Database: https://www.papakilodatabase.com/pdnupepa/cgi-bin/pdnupepa?a=p&p=home
He owned, managed, and edited the Hawaiian language newspaper, Ke Alakai o Hawaii.