Arrival of the children of Sun Yat Sen, 1912.

Children of Sun Yat Sen Welcomed with Enthusiasm

With the arrival of the Steamship Shinyo Maru last Monday from Japan and China, it carried aboard her the children of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, and they were warmly welcomed by the local Chinese of this town.

For the two weeks that the children spend here in Honolulu nei, they will be honored guests of the Chinese societies, and there will be constant parties given for them until they leave for San Francisco. Continue reading

More on the malihini, Joseph Rock, 1916.


Prof. Joseph F. Rock, head of the botany department at the College of Hawaii and author of the book, “Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands,” will return to Honolulu tomorrow on the Shinyo Maru, according to advices that have been received here.

During the summer months the professor has been in the islands of Java and Sumatra and in the Philippines collecting specimens and doing research work in his line. He left here about the middle of June.

(Honolulu Star Bulletin, 9/4/1916, p. 3)


The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXIV, Number 7612, Page 3. September 4, 1916.

Titanic survivor comes through Hawaii. 1912

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One of the passengers who escaped from the steamship Titanic, Hosono, a Japanese, arrived here in Honolulu aboard the Shinyo Maru [Shun’yō Maru] and left for Japan.

[Monday (4/16/2012) marks the 100th year since the tragedy heard all over the world. Who knew the only Japanese aboard the Titanic, Masabumi Hosono, spent some time in Hawaii nei.]

(Kuokoa, 5/31/1912, p. 8)

O kekahi o na ohua...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 22, Aoao 8. Mei 31, 1912.