Giant Powder is not only bad for the environment, 1882.

DIED WHILE GATHERING FISH USING GIANT POWDER.

Please accept my bundle that I put before you, and it shall be you that will give it your all out amongst the public so that our friends who enjoy news will know about it, from the rising sun at Haehae to Lehua where the sun is held back and done. And this is it: Continue reading

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Casualties from exploding lava, 1924.

MET WITH DEATH FROM ROCKS FROM THE THE LAVA

Two Haole Soldiers Disappear Without Being Found—It is Believed They Too Were Victims of the Lava

These are the two haole soldiers who disappeared without their bodies being found from the morning of this past Sunday. The two were last seen in an area near the crater, before the powerful lava explosion.

From the left is Edward J. Hinman, and to his right is Howard J. Simmons, they are both soldiers of the engineers of Leilehua, and they were camping at Kilauea, Hawaii.

As per the very latest news received from Hilo town, Madame Pele is surely at it these days, displaying her wondrous power which causes fear in a great many of Hawaii’s people who went to see the volcanic activity.

Amongst the visitors on this past Sunday was one who met with tragedy, after breaking both his legs and being burned by the hot ash from the lava, that being Truman T. Taylor, the bookkeeper of Pahala Sugar Plantation. Continue reading

Rosalia Tripp saved, 1866.

Nearly burned up by fire.—On Christmas night, last Tuesday, after the candles were lit to light the chapel, a flame of one of the candles began to burn the clothes of a girl of the Choir, her name being Rosalia Tripp. The fire did not put much effort into its work, when it was put out by someone who was standing there.

(Au Okoa, 12/31/1866, p. 2)

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Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 37, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 31, 1866.

Drive with caution! 1917–Today.

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

William Huddy, one lucky man, 1916.

SAVED

We received news from Kauai telling how the life of Judge William Huddy [Wiliama Huddy] of Hanalei, Kauai was barely saved, as told by Judge Lyle Dickey. Perhaps that Judge was heading home, and in the valley going down into Moloaa, he came up against an overflowing stream, and he and his horse got caught up in it; and only by sheer luck was the life of the Judge saved, but the horse he was on died. This Judge of Hanalei is the older brother of Dr. Huddy of Hilo nei, and a old-timer of the Island in the west that snatches the sun.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/17/1916, p. 2)

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Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 10, Helu 37, Aoao 2. Feberuari 17, 1916.

Cars collide a hundred and fifty years ago? 1866.

[Found under: “HUNAHUNA MEA O HAWAII NEI.”]

Cars Collide.—On Wednesday Saturday last week, that being the 20th of January, some horse carts collided on Maunakea Street. One was a horse cart belonging to a haole, the other horse cart belonged to a Hawaiian. When the cars collided, the harness [ili kaa lio] of one of the cars came off, and the other remained as always. The Hawaiian to whom belonged one of the cars was taken to Jail [Halewai] and he was tried in front of the Police Justice [Lunakanawai Hoomalu], and he was penalized as per the laws dealing with vehicles. Proceed with caution in this town lest there be confusion. The lives of the two of them however were not harmed.

(Kuokoa, 1/27/1866, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 4, Aoao 2. Ianuari 27, 1866.