Local news column from a hundred years ago, 1915.

Local News

L. M. Whitehouse was reselected as City Engineer [Luna nui o na Hana o ke Kalana], in place of W. A. Wall who will be terminated.

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Prince Kampengpetch of Siam arrived yesterday with his wife. The governor received orders from the Office of the Interior [Keena Kalaiaina] at Washington to entertain them.

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There is much woe over the inappropriateness of the will of the young millionairess of Mana [on Hawaii Island, she being Thelma Parker Smart], however, it is being seen as valid.

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The great steamship company of ours is selecting Hawaiian singers to entertain the passengers travelling between Honolulu nei and San Francisco.

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A decision from the jury in the case before the American Court of M. M. Pavao defiling a deaf girl has not been gotten. This is however the Christian era.

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It has been announced that Ailata [??] will be blamed for setting on fire a pile of garbage at Iwilei. The piles of garbage remain there. [illegible digital image] Continue reading

Ninito Sumner, companion to Hawaiian royalty, passes away, 1898.

THE BREATH OF MRS. NINITO SUMNER KAPILIKEA LEAVES HER.

At 2 o’clock or so in the afternoon of this past Wednesday, July 20th, the “Alii” Ninito of Polapola, the wife of John Kapilikea Sumner, left this life, at their residence on Beritania Street. She went to the other side at 60 years of age. Tahiti is her land of birth, and most of her family is there, and she is closely related to the high-ranking chiefs of that place. There was a service over her body [“kinowailua”] this Thursday.

[It is interesting that they put quotes around “Alii”, although they do it as well for “kinowailua”…]

(Kuokoa, 7/22/1898, p. 8)

UA LELE KE AHO O MRS. NINITO SUMNER KAPILIKEA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVII, Helu 29, Aoao 8. Iulai 22, 1898.