Our Rocking Chair.
We are printing here in our paper under the title shown above, truly appropriate things for parents to read before their children regularly.
“MAI NANA I KO HAI KEE.”
No ke kamailio ana i ko hai kee,
Mai poina no hoi oe i kou;
Pela ka poe mea hale aniani e hoonee,
O pa ka pohaku iluna o lakou.
Ina aohe a kakou mea e hana ai,
O ka nema wale no i ko hai hala;
E pono mai kauhale aku e hoomaka’i,
A mai laila mai imihala. Continue reading
A GIRL OF FIVE YEARS OLD DIED FROM BEING HIT BY AN AUTOMOBILE.
On the morning of this past Wednesday, a girl of five years old, by the name of Leimomi Kekaha, who lived on Auld Lane in Kapalama, was hit on King Street near Desha Lane.
The one to whom belonged the car which hit [the girl] is Charles Hubert, the person who owns an automobile stand in Iwilei.
Right after the girl was hit, she was taken to the emergency hospital [haukapila o na poe ulia], but she died soon after because of a skull fracture. Continue reading
Commotion-Inciting Fire.—The fire bells of Honolulu rang out in the evening of this past Friday, and off went the firemen; come to find out, the fire was the work of Miss Bingham folk. The large fire that they set was purportedly to honor the birthday of the King. If this was done with good intentions, why were the members of the fire department not informed prior to this? We saw in the P. C. A. paper a clarification of their apology to the fire department; Continue reading
Alarm of Fire on Friday Evening.—Some young men, with more love of fun than discretion, made a bon-fire of some combustible materials in an open space makai of Kawaiahao. The bright light very naturally caused people in town to think there was a serious fire, and on the alarm being given, the Fire Department turned out with its usual promptitude, and ran towards the supposed conflagration, until it was ascertained to be a false alarm. As No. 2 was rushing along through Palace Walk with all speed on, the foreman, Mr. James McGuire, accidentally fell, and came near being run over. As it was, his trumpet was smashed under the wheels. Had he been killed, what regrets of these young men would have availed to compensate for the results of their thoughtlessness. Our fireman, or at least the heads of the department, should always be notified beforehand of any such bonfire demonstration, otherwise we may be some night in the position of the boy that cried “wolf! wolf!” when there was no wolf, and when the danger really came, nobody would pay any attention to his cries for help.
(Hawaiian Gazette, 12/16/1868, p. 3)
Hawaiian Gazette, Volume IV, Number 48, Page 3. December 16, 1868.
SINGING BIRDS IMPORTED.
Upon the Mariposa returned Mr. Marsden after his trip of convalescence at Portland, Oregon.
At Portland, he was gifted by C. F. Pfluger, a man who lives here, with six singing birds called Mocking Birds, to take back and release here in Hawaii. Continue reading
[Found under: “Various Items.”]
Commendable—There are few or no song-birds native to the Sandwich Islands, and the Hawaiian Government is importing rare and beautiful birds from China, setting them at liberty in the suburbs of Honolulu. Continue reading
The Kawaiahao Choir:—We heard that tonight, this choir will go to the grounds of Iolani Palace [not the one standing today], where they will mourn for Kaimihaku who silently passed on: Continue reading