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Julian Monsarrat, of Old Honolulu Family, Dies at Hilo
(Special to The Advertiser)
HILO, March 15.—Julian Monsarrat, veteran cattleman and well-known kamaaina of Hawaii nei, died here this evening at 9 o’clock at the age of 67. The body will be removed to Honolulu for burial in the family plot. Arrangements have not yet been complete. Continue reading →
This is a picture of a Hawaiian boy skilled at playing the steel guitar; Mr. Sam Ku, Jr. is his older brother’s name. He was born in Honolulu; Mrs. Elena Mahu is his mother and Sam Ku, Sr., his father, who is a guard at the insane asylum. Continue reading →
Much love between us. I have time to write letters to you and to Papa Kekona. I am in fine health, and so are my British mates in the battalion. And I am confirming that each of you all are in good health. On December 25, 1918, was the birthday of the Child of almighty God, and it was a day of rejoicing for the whole world. We celebrated that day with joy and peace; there was all sorts of food brought in by the nation of [line illegible because of what appears to be a fold in the paper] from all over Europe; we ate to our fill. There was but one thing not seen on our dining table; there was no poi and fresh fish, and other Hawaiian foods like limu kohu. I was craving poi and the other things I wrote to you, sister. Here is some news: the soldiers are being released to go home, and I think that our regiment will return within the next months. And if I go back and am released from service, then I hope to return to Hawaii, should the Heavenly Father assent. Amen. Give my aloha to brother-in-law, George W. Lonohiwa, kuku Makalohi, Joseph and August Kekona, and papa Kekona, and the rest of my aloha goes to our Hawaiian people.
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Honolulu, June 21. The sad news arrived here in Honolulu about Charles H. Wilcox [Chas. H. Wilikoki] and Miss Elizabeth Waterhouse [Elikapeka Waterhouse] of Honolulu, the 17 year old daughter of John Waterhouse of the Alexander and Baldwin Co. [Hui o Alekanedero Balauwina] meeting with a fatal accident, Continue reading →
A wireless [lono uwea olelo] was received by Frank Spencer of Waimea from the state of Kansas informing him that his child who is attending school there died in an accident, and this tragedy happened because of an elevator [eleveita]. Some time ago, that youth graduated from Kamehameha School with honors, and he was employed at the Paahau sugar plantation for a time, Continue reading →
Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Greetings:—Please allow me an open column of your spokesman for the title placed above, and it is for you to push it before the intimates and friends and all of the family of my dear man who live from where the sun arrives at Kumukahi all the way to Lehua at the end of the islands. Continue reading →