More on the California Midwinter International Exposition from Bila Kanealii, 1894.

The Midwinter Exposition.

J. S. Keawe, one of our officers in the uplands of Kalihi writes that he received the news below about the Winter Exposition being held, from a letter of March 17th by Bill Kanealii from San Francisco: From amongst the new things at the Fair to be seen by the visitors, there is a huge wheel that is 180 feet tall with 18 boxes all around, with each box holding 10 people. Another is the tower with a very tall steeple 300 feet high. The lake is another thing of high esteem; it is stocked with all sorts of fish, with 100 pipes feeding water into the lake with all kinds of water, so many that the visitor would not be able to count them all. The merry-go-round [melekolauna] (a thing that spins), is a quarter mile long travelling around until reaching the place where it starts from. The Hawaii display is the best of all. There are two days that the proceeds are the highest, that being Saturdays and Sundays, where $1,000 or more is the most and $500 or more is the least.

(Makaainana, 4/2/1894, p. 3)

Ka Hoikeike Hooilo-Kuwaena.

Ka Makaainana, Buke I—-Ano Hou, Helu 14, Aoao 3. Aperila 2, 1894.

More on Emily Kaihumua and the Australia, 1894.

The things you can find on the internet these days! Look at this excerpt taken from the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild’s page! The six Hawaiians (plus one more) that left Honolulu for SF aboard the Australia mentioned in the previous post!!

SS Australia

Honolulu to San Francisco

February 10, 1894

1  Bill Kanealii, 61y, Male, Married, Farmer, Able to Read/Write, Nationality: 
    Hawaiian, Last Res.: Honolulu, Destination: San Francisco, Has ticket to 
    destination, Passage paid by Haw'n Exhibito, money is blank, has been to SF
    1864, Join relative or friend: No, is under contract to labor

 2  Sam Kolikoli, 18y, Male, Single, Cowboy, Able to Read/Write, Nationality: 
    Hawaiian, Last Res.: Honolulu, Destination: San Francisco, Has ticket to 
    destination, Passage paid by Haw'n Exhibito, money is blank, has been to 
    SF 1886, Join relative or friend: No, is under contract to labor

 3  Luther Kaihumua, 19y, Male, Single, Cowboy, Able to Read/Write, Nationality:
    Hawaiian, Last Res.: Honolulu, Destination: San Francisco, Has ticket to 
    destination, Passage paid by Haw'n Exhibito, money is blank, In US before: 
    No, Join relative or friend: No, is under contract to labor

 4  Arthur Kaihumua, 17y, Male, Single, Cowboy, Able to Read/Write, Nationality: 
    Hawaiian, Last Res.: Honolulu, Destination: San Francisco, Has ticket to 
    destination, Passage paid by: Haw'n Exhibito, money is blank, In US before: 
    No, Join Relative or friend: No, is under contract to labor	

 5  Emily Kaihumua, 22y, Female, Widow, Able to Read/Write, Nationality: Hawaiian,
    Last Res.: Honolulu, Destination: San Francisco, Has ticket to destination, 
    Passage paid by: Haw'n Exhibito, money is blank, In US before: No, Join 
    relative or friend: No, is under contract 
    to labor	

 6  James Shaw, 28y, Male, Married, Painter, Able to Read/Write, Nationality: 
    Hawaiian, Last Res.: Honolulu, Destination: San Francisco, Has ticket to 
    destination, Passage paid by: Haw'n Exhibito, money is blank, In US before:
    No, Join relative or friend: No, is under contract to labor

 8  James B Pakele, 26y6m, Male, Single, Carpenter, Able to Read/Write, Nationality:
    Hawaiian, Last Res.: Honolulu, Destination: San Francisco, Has ticket to 
    destination, Passage paid by self, possesses $100, In US before: No, Join 
    relative or friend: No, is not under contract to labor