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We received letters from the youths who traveled in search of knowledge. They are in the city of Cincinnati, State of Ohio, on the past 9th to the 16th of September. They tell of how their travels are going well, the beauty of everything, and their joy and that they are full of hope. We want to tell everything in full pertaining to these Hawaiian youths, but our paper is full, therefore wait for another when we receive letters from them again.
[These youths are Robert Wilcox, James Booth, and William Boyd.]
On the 13th of September, a man named Waikohu died, at Maemae, Honolulu, Oahu; he died suddenly and intestate. This is why he died: he went to plant banana shoots on the sides of the taro loʻi, he fell in the taro patch, and someone saw him in the loʻi and saw that he was dead; his face and mouth were covered with mud from the loʻi, and men came and fetched him and carried him to the house.
O All you reading this in the Elele Hawaii newspaper, let us consider the consequences of this death. Our life is but vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away, so says the Holy Scripture.
Aloha to you all. S. Kanakaole, Kawaiahao, Sep. 14, 1854.
The school these days is not of that stature of days past, in its functions, and the condition of the dorms, and where they are to be taught.
The school this day, [something here seems to be missing], like something the former principal [Alatau Tamchiboulac Atkinson] stated in his speech on the day the opening of the buildings, “Lahainaluna school is the college for the poor.”
Those words are true, and it is still so today.
These are beautiful buildings, and the rooms are supplied with beds and pillows; the children are to supply a pillowcase, and sheets, and a blanket to sleep with; they have no need to worry about a mosquito net, for each room is furnished with metal mosquito screening, and the lights are electric.
The school begins on Monday, the 4th of September, 1905, and it is desired that the students arrive earlier than that, and if some come late, they will be left without a room.
So too with the new students, arrive before the beginning of school to receive a room. Students from 14 years old and up are wanted.
The Principal, C. A. McDonald. Lahainaluna School, July 28, 1905.
A foreigner learning to become a pastor.—In a letter secretly received by one of us, the writer said that an Indian enrolled in the Wailuku Theological School, and that he is a stranger. His name is Ioane Makani. We have admiration for the great desire of this stranger to gain knowledge of the occupation of a pastor, and it would appear that he will most definitely return to teach his Indian People who live wild in the forests of America.
[John Wind is reported to have attended Royal School. And from there it seems he was admitted to the preparatory department of Oahu College, as per a PCA 8/26/1858, p. 2 article.]
Story of Kapiolani.—Anesona [Rufus Anderson] wrote this story, and it was published in English, and a copy of this story was acquired by us. Through this we can see Anesona’s aloha for us, taking up his time with this endeavor.