Hilo news from 1897.

THE NEWS OF HILO.

Mr. Editor, —

Aloha nui:—There is a lot of rain these day in that wondrous land, and if you look up at Mauna Kea, snow has covered the mamane and it has been very cold these days. Continue reading

Kamehameha Alumni to build building in honor of Ida M. Pope, 1919.

A MEMORIAL FOR MISS IDA M. POPE.

Work to build a building as a home for the girls is being planned, and this building will be a memorial to Miss Ida M. Pope who served as the first principal of the Kamehameha School for girls for twenty years.

At the last work meeting of the Kamehameha Alumni Association which met last Saturday, the association decided to build a memorial to the woman who put effort in and worked for the good of Hawaiian girls, and gave the past 20 years of her life working at the school. Continue reading

Pahala School, 1936.

THE NEW SCHOOL OF PAHALA BEING BUILT

This picture above is of the new school of Pahala in Kau. On Tuesday of this past week, the children of Pahala, Kau returned to the new school house built this year for the children of Pahala and Kau.

The total number of children entering this school when it opened is 460 students.

This is one of the signs of progress in this district. This school and the yard equipment are of the newest models of this new age, and this is a great blessing for the children of this district.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 9/23/1936, p. 2)

KE HOOHANA IA NEI KA HALE KULA HOU O PAHALA

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXI, Number 21, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 23, 1936.

“Beautifying” Waikiki: Have we changed that much in a hundred years? 1912.

CORAL BLOWN UP AT A SWIMMING SPOT IN WAIKIKI.

Because of a great desire to make the swimming area in Waikiki outside of the Moana Hotel great in the future, they have begun to clear coral from the ocean by blowing it up using giant powder [kiana pauda] under the direction of the general manager of the hotel, on Thursday of last week.

The blasting has begun on the Ewa side of the wharf, by some Japanese and Hawaiians, near the head of that wharf. In the first blasting, holes were dug into the coral, and after, cracks were seen in the coral bed. It was quick work putting in some explosives in the cracks while lighting it using a long fuse held on shore  and then it exploded.

There were many small fishes killed because of the blast. There was a big scow taken there and the coral that was blown off was carried away upon it. It is imagined that it will be several months before the work there will be done and the area will then be a fine bathing spot.

(Kuokoa, 7/26/1912, p. 4)

HOOPA-HUIA NA AKOAKOA MA KAHI AUAU O WAIKIKI

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 30, Aoao 4. Iulai 26, 1912.

Rebuilding of Aliiolani Hale, 1912.

[Found under, “Local News”]

The government building, “Aliiolani” is being demolished; its roof, rafters, and beams are all gone, and only its stone walls remain, and it will be rebuilt and will be a new, splendid structure. It was from the time that Kamehameha V. was ruling as king.

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 2/16/1912, p. 2)

Eia ka hale aupuni "Aliiolani"...

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke X, Helu 7, aoao 2. Feberuari 16, 1912.

Kipapa Street in central Oahu and its beginnings, 1912.

Kipapa Street Goes to Lord Young.

Last Saturday, the selection was opened, for Kipapa Street, which is ten miles and a half long.

Lord Young, $98,500; A. A. Wilson, $105,297; J. H. Wilson and Linc McCandless, $119,358; Honolulu Draying Co., $131,216. So Lord Young was the one with the low bid and to him went the job to build the road. Lord Young stated that Kipapa Street will be done like King Street with bitumen and that it will be finished along with Leilehua Road, on April 15, 1915.

Here is the question. Who will be the laborers who construct the road; will it perhaps also be Asian laborers like he is using in Hilo? Let us wait, and we shall see how it all unfolds.

[Overall, this is just a regular news article, but the question raised in the last paragraph is interesting.]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 2/9/1912, p. 4)

Lilo ia Lord Young ke alanui o kipapa

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke X, Helu 6, Aoao 4. Feberuari 9, 1912.