This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
An expert in all types of books; he can care for all the finances of the county being that this is the office which watches over all the money of the county. He is conscientious in all ways and is fearful of dishonesty.
I worked with the American Factors Company for a number of years, in the tax department for a number of years, and a number of years doing the books for banks from the side of the government, and that is what I am currently doing; therefore I am fully capable in all aspects. Lift up this Hawaiian youth for the pride of the Hawaiian people.
[I think the inscription on the picture reads: “Announcing my candidacy for the Republican nomination for Auditor. Alapaki Smith.” And there is “Post” written in another hand on the right side.]
(Alakai o Hawaii, 10/4/1928, p. 4)
Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 1, Helu 23, Aoao 4. Okatoba 4, 1928.
[The issue of this Aloha Aina is misprinted as 1/11/1912, but it should be 1/11/1913! This sort of thing happens once in a while, and if you are not careful, it can lead to wild goose chases. Case in point: i don’t know how long i spent looking for the English article that this was taken from because i was looking in 1912… This article originates from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (1/4/1913).