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A new building being constructed.–We just saw that Kapena Loke’s new building has been started on where his work office now stands, in the famous grounds in the olden days of Mikapalani [William French]. It is being built with two stories, and will be constructed entirely of bricks. When the building is completed, it will add continuously to the beauty of Kaahumanu Street.
That oldtime kamaaina is no more.–The wholesale liquor store of Kapena Loke [Godfrey Rose] that was known to the old folks by the name of “Hale o Mikapalani,” [House of Mr. William French] was raised and in its place will be built a fine stone structure. The year that the house was built is not clearly known; but an oldtime haole kamaaina said that when he arrived in 1838, it was standing; but that oldtime kamaaina has gone.