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O Alaula—Aloha to you:—I want to tell you of some things pertaining to my travels on Hawaii. On the 6th of August, we boarded the Kilauea to sail to Hawaii. It was a fine day; we sailed that day and night.
We stopped in Kealakekua.
At nine o’clock that next day we landed at the cape of Kaawaloa. We had many thoughts when we saw that place famous in the old days. We entered the house of a chiefess, Mrs. L. K. Pratt, my schoolmate in days past. We shared aloha; we at oranges [alani] and melon [ipu], and smelled the wind of Kaawaloa, and we all boarded the steamship. Continue reading →
Geological and Topographical Report Upon Nihoa, or Bird Island.
Surveyed July 22, 1885, by Sereno E. Bishop.
Hon. W. D. Alexander, Surveyor-General of the Hawaiian Kingdom:
Sir: I was employed by you to proceed with the excursion party of H. R. H. Princess Liliuokalani, Mr. Jaeger and others, to Nihoa, or Bird Island, per steamer Iwalani, and make such topographical survey thereof as circumstances should allow, also to observe the geology of the island. Continue reading →
While we were living in the calm of the forests moistened by the cold beads of dew of the mountains while we reveled in the sweet calls of the birds and enjoyed the swaying of the trees that were lush with dark green foliage of the forests, as the cool scent of maile wafted strongly from all around where we sat. The thought to write some sentences was induced, and these are they:—
You may be wondering about the name Waoala. That place is in the mountains of Waialua. There perhaps is no other fine place like it, if we are not mistaken. Continue reading →
On Monday, Feb. 28, W. K. Hussey accompanied by Rev. S. K. Kamaiopili will leave for the Breadfruit shade of Lele [Lahaina], and on the 2nd of March an exhibit will be held at the theater of Lahaina. Continue reading →
A CHINESE MISSIONARY.—It is not generally known that we have amongst us a Chinaman, a professed convert to the Protestant religion, who goes about among his countrymen on the plantations and elsewhere, Continue reading →