BISHOP WILLIS TO TONGA.
Bishop Alfred E. Willis is leaving Hawaii, and not returning, aboard the steamship Ventura on the 28th of this month for Tutuila, Samoa, and from there for the island of Tonga, where he intends to take up the work of his church. Last Saturday he closed the doors of Iolani School, one of the very well known schools of this town in days gone by, and it was established by this bishop for the advancement of the native children of this land. For his good works, there were many people gave their expressions of aloha and precious gifts to him when they heard that he will forever leave this land that he became a local to.
The population of the people of this island on which the bishop is intending to go teach the word of Christ to is 20,000; and with this number, 100 are haole. And should this trek to this island does not go well, he will continue on to New Zealand where he will put down roots.
(Aloha Aina, 5/24/1902, p. 4)