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While Jordan A. Silva and Medeiro were fishing at the surf break behind the Elks Club building in Waikiki, Silva caught a 42 inch long eel, that is three feet and six inches long. This eel was huge, and it was worth going fishing. It was this Monday when he caught the eel, that being Labor Day [la o na limahana].
(Alakai o Hawaii, 9/17/1931, p. 3)
Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 3, Helu 20, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 17, 1931.
More than a thousand laborers of all trades all came together in the parade to celebrate Labor Day [La o na Limahana] in this town. The picture on the top left, are the men of the carpenter’s union in the parade; to the right are the men of the streetcar union. Below, in the center, is some of the crowd gathered on the Palace Grounds to listen to the speeches; on the left is Mrs. Estelle Baker, one of the speakers; and on the right is Mayor John H. Wilson.
On this past Labor Day, the birthday of Queen Liliuokalani, the members of the Liliuokalani Society and the women of the Kauikeaouli Society gave a luau at Mooheau Hall. Invited to that luau were the heads of the other Societies. They partook of the kindness of the Sisters until their stomachs were filled [ua lawa loa ka lua o ka inaina]. The following night, a European dance was held and many people assembled there, and the event that night was let out peacefully. We pray that the ways of this Society will be followed for the good of the public.
(Hoku o Hawaii, 9/5/1912, p. 3)
Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 7, Helu 14, Aoao 3. Sept. 5, 1912.