Chicken fight, 1939.

Apprehended

When cargo ships from the Matson Shipping Company make a stop here in Hilo, there is always a shipment of some boxes of chickens that are brought ashore. When they are brought to the place where they are cared for in the American Railway Express Office, there is not just one box of chickens or just one chicken, but there are  many boxes of chickens with about four chickens per box. These chickens that are being sent are only fighting chickens. They are chickens with fine feathers; most are dark red [ulahiwa]. Continue reading

First Kamehameha Song Contest, 1921.

This year it will be 100 years!

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KAMEHAMEHA BOYS TO SING TONIGHT FOR CUP TROPHY

A large silver loving cup, the George Alanson Andrus trophy, will be presented tonight as the prize at the first annual interclass singing competition of the Kamehameha Boys’ School. the contest will be on the steps of Bishop museum and will be open to the public. Chester G. Livingston will be chairman of the judges, but other judges will not be known until after the contest.

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“What always carries the crowd away,” 1893 / today / forevermore.

Kaulana no!

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WHAT THEY SING.

What Always Carries the Crowd Away.

The patriotic song, “Kaulana na Pua o Hawaii,” composed and sung by the Hawaiian National Band at their concerts, has been put into English by “Makee Aupuni”:

Standing by our native land
Are we sons of Hawaii nei,
Daring a false and treacherous band,
Whose minions come from o’er the sea.

Responds our hearts from isle to isle,
Resolved to die before we yield,
Our ancient birthright ne’er defile,
We’ll spill our blood on freedom’s shield.

Responds Hawaii of Keawe
To farthest sands of green Mano,
Piilani’s land, and Kakuhihewa’s sand,
Shall witness that we face the foe.

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Strangling Hands upon a Nation’s Throat. 1897.

STRANGLING HANDS UPON A NATION’S THROAT.

[This is the famous article by Miriam Michelson who went to Hilo and wrote of an anti-annexation petition drive held there.]

(San Francisco Call, 9/30/1897, pp. 1–3.)

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1897-09-30/ed-1/seq-1/

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1897-09-30/ed-1/seq-2/

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Danger, 1920.

GORED BY A BULL AND BARELY SURVIVED

At Wailuku, Maui, the Life of the Dairy Manager of the Wailuku Sugar Plantation was Spared
HIS PARTNER TRIED TO SAVE HIS LIFE
Help Came Just in Time So that He Would Not Become a Victim of the Bull

At Wailuku, Maui, on Tuesday of last week, according to news sent to the Advertiser newspaper, Mr. P. W. Eichenger met with an accident, being gored by a bull; and yet he was lucky that he was alive, because help came just in time. Continue reading