Babe Ruth at the Honolulu Stadium, 1933.

BABE RUTH WILL EXHIBIT HIS TALENTS HERE

Babe Ruth, the foremost champion at baseball, and the greatest batter, constantly making homeruns in a majority of the games he is in, will play in an exhibition on this coming Sunday, October 22 at the ball field of Kamoiliili, being that the negotiations for his actually playing here in Honolulu on the day shown above went well.

The people who are into baseball are talking about this game to be played by this baseball champ in Honolulu nei. The price [kaki] for entrance to see the game has not been announced, but it is certain that the fee will be a blow [kanono], because the expense to bring this man here to Honolulu is great, and we hear that his family will be coming to Honolulu as well.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 10/19/1933, p. 4)

E HOIKEIKE ANA O BABE RUTH I KANA KALENA MAANEI NEI

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 6, Helu 25, Aoao 4. Okatoba 19, 1933.

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Bebe Ruth in Hawaii, 1933.

BABE RUTH ASKED TO PLAY TO BALL GAMES HERE IN HONOLULU

There recently were discussions pertaining to the asking of the king of baseball, Babe Ruth [Bebe Ruth], the champion batter of America for many years in the past until this year, to get him to agree to play two games here in Honolulu at the Kamoiliili ball field this upcoming October 21 and 22.

Mr. Herb Hunter, a ball player promoter, spoke with J. Ashman Biven [J. Ashman Beaven], the one who leases out the ball field, about bringing the champion batter here and playing two games [kemu].

These two gentlemen recently spoke to work out the football game schedule since all the days good for football games are booked from now until the beginning of next year.

This is the highest paid player on his team. He gets paid seventy thousand a season for playing. It is a little more sometimes or little less sometimes.

(Kuokoa, 9/28/1933, p. 3)

NOIIA O BEBE RUTH E PAANI I ELUA KEMU KINIPOPO MA HONOLULU NEI

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 6, Helu 22, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 28, 1933.

Baseball: Kamehameha vs Hawaii, 1890.

BASEBALL MATCH.

There will be a baseball match this afternoon at the ball field in Makiki at 3:30 p. m. between the teams of Kamehameha and Hawaii. Here below is the chart of those playing and each of their positions:

KAMEHAMEHA POSITION [KULANA] HAWAII
R. Pahau catcher [hopu popo] Dan
P. Davis pitcher [hoolei popo] J. A. Thompson
S. Mahuka first base [pahu 1] R. Sniffen
A. Lawelawe second base [pahu 2] Keohokalole
Wahinemaikai third base [pahu 3] Luahiwa
J. Makaimoku short stop [pahu pokole] T. Price
O. Crowell right field [aoao akau] G. Rosa
John Wise center field [aoao waena] H. Kaia
T. Richards left field [aoao hema] L. Self

(Kuokoa, 4/19/1920, p. 3)

KA HOOKUKU KINIPOPO.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXIX, Helu 16, Aoao 3. Aperila 19, 1890.

It seems that Jack was not all work and no play, 1912.

Desha Elopes, Weds; Keeps Secret 2 Years

Jack Desha of Hawaii, Harvard’s star baseball player, marries girl of his choice despite opposition of stern parent. Two ceremonies held, and he becomes proud father before his classmates learn the story that he has long left the ranks of single men.

—Photo by Perkins.

Harvard Hears News When He Presents a Candidate for Class Baby

Jack Desha of Hilo and Harvard, famed as a football and baseball player, is a benedict. Further than this, he entered the ranks of married men two years ago by way of an elopement with the daughter of his landlord and was married on New Year’s Day, 1910. It may also be stated that Jack Desha has been a proud father since December 11, 1910, when Evelyn C. M. Desha came into the world.

Friends of Jack Desha in the Hawaiian Islands need not feel disappointed or grieved at the fact that the young athlete failed to confide in them, for it appears that the members of his own class at Harvard, that of 1912, knew nothing about it until Desha as a candidate for the class baby, to which position she was at once elected by the class. Continue reading

English version of David Kanewanui’s Death Announcement, 1902.

DEATH OF DAVID KANEWANUI, EDITOR OF WEEKLY KUOKOA

THE LATE DAVID KANEWANUI.

THE many friends of David Kanewanui will learn with sorrow of his death, as the result of the gunshot wound received the evening of May 6. It occured early yesterday afternoon at the Queen’s Hospital.

David Kanewanui was born on the Island of Kauai twenty-six years ago. He graduated from Kamehameha School in 1894 and shortly afterwards accepted a position as teacher in the school at Olowalu, where he taught for two years. From Olowalu he went to the Hilo Boarding School, where he taught for another two years, coming from there to Honolulu to take a clerkship in the Auditor’s office.

Something over a year ago the Gazette Company was fortunate enough to secure his services as editor of the Nupepa Kuokoa, which position he filled with ability up to the time of the accident.

The popularity and circulation of the Kuokoa grew under his editorship, for his heart was in his work and he felt that he was doing something for his people. All subjects were handled for what he believed to be the best interests of the Hawaiians, and this being recognized, gave him great influence.

He was always courteous and pleasant and was a great favorite with his co-workers and with the young Hawaiians, many of whom looked to him for counsel and advice.

A fine baseball player, he was a member of the Kamehameha team and was captain of the Hawaiian Gazette Co.’s team.

The funeral, to be announced after the post-mortem, will take place from Kamehameha chapel.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 5/23/1902, p. 5)

DEATH OF DAVID KANEWANUI, EDITOR OF WEEKLY KUOKOA

The Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XXXVII, Number 39, Page 5. May 23, 1902.