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Honolulu, July 8.—At a party given by the Saint Louis Alumni Association [Hui Haumana Mua o Sana Lui], that was in the evening of this past Sunday, Representative Kuhio was invited to speak before that banquet, and he spoke without mincing his words. He strongly criticized W. R. Farrington and Frank Atherton, the owners of the Star-Bulletin newspaper, and called that newspaper, “A newspaper for the rich,” Continue reading →
Dr. Buck Terms Early Polynesians Greatest Mariners World Has Ever Known
HONOLULU, Nov. 29—Dr. Peter Buck, director of the Bishop Museum, last night termed the early Polynesians the greatest mariners the world has ever known.
Dr. Buck, who will leaves soon for Yale University to lecture on primitive religions, spoke at a dinner in his honor attended by almost 200 persons. He was introduced by Frank Atherton.
He said it was probable that some of the early Polynesians reached the shores of America. He traced the possibility in similarity of certain words, such as that for sweet potato itself was brought into the South Seas from the American continent. Continue reading →