Shark attack, 1914.


This Sunday, Mar. 1—A Japanese and his son went to pick opihi [kui opihi] on the sea cliffs of Honomu, and while they were enjoying the opihi picking, the boy slipped and fell into the ocean, and before the father could do something for the child, the boy was taken by a huge black shark.

The body of that Japanese boy was held upwards in view of the father, and when it went back down into the ocean, the waist was severed, and with the second bite of that man-eating shark, the body of that unfortunate boy was completely gone. The actions done by that niuhi to that pitiful child is truly frightening.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 3/5/1914, p. 2)

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 8, Helu 39, Aoao 2. Maraki 5, 1914.

Dog gives birth to two puppies… and a kitten, 1880.

A dog in Honomu, Hilo, had an astonishing birth: two dogs and one cat, and the puppies and kitten are all live and well. This is as per a letter from J. S. M. Keliiwaiwaiole, who is also appreciative of the new luna [bosses] and the nicely growing cane at the Honomu Sugar Co.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 11/27/1880, p. 1)

Ua hanau kupanaha mai...

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke III, Helu 48, Aoao 1. Novemaba 27, 1880.