Hilo’s Palace Theatre, 1925.

THE PALACE THEATRE

The astonishingly beautiful Theatre was just completed, and it was dedicated [hoau ia] in the evening of this past Monday, and a great crowd filled this very first opening.

A Hawaiian established this beautiful building here in Hilo, and it can accommodate 813 guests. It is divided up into various sections, and there are proper seats located everywhere, and the moviegoers at all times will sit in true comfort. Continue reading

A father at Kalaupapa loses a son far away, 1903.

My Beloved Lei, My Child, Has Passed.

Mr. Editor of the newspaper Ke Aloha Aina.

Aloha oe:—May it please your honor to allow me some space of our precious “nupepa” for my bundle of sadness for which the title appears above, so that the friends of my child who live in the wafting Eka wind of that calm land may know.

In the evening of Friday, July 31, 1903, in Kailua, North Kona, Hawaii, the angel of death came to take the soul of my dear son, Jacob Kaleoalii, and he left silently alone on the path of no return, leaving behind his body for his mother and younger siblings to grieve over. Continue reading