Political prisoners released by the Provisional Government, 1895.

Political Prisoners.

This past Thursday, Independence Day [La Kuokoa] and also Day of Thanksgiving to God for the deceitful ones, some political prisoners were released, they being W. H. Rickard [W. H. Rikada], T. B. Walker [T. B. Waka], Toma Pule, Kauai, D. Damien [D. Damiena], R. Palau, and Apelahama. As for the haole, after the two of them were read their pardons,  they were given the thanks of President Dole and some Hawaiians as well.¹ Some other political prisoners were no released, but perhaps will be released some time in the future.

¹See correction in comment below.

(Makaainana, 12/2/1895, p. 1)

Na Pio Kalaiaina.

Ka Makaainana, Buke IV—Ano Hou, Helu 23, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 2, 1895.

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Nora Rickard of Honokaa turns 90, 1938.

Mother Rickard Celebrates her birthday

MRS. RICKARD

On Sunday, March 6, “Mother” Nora Rickard of Honokaa celebrated her 90th birthday, after living until local on the Island of Keawe for 71 years. She was born in Devonshire, England, and left there when she was 19 years old and went to America on a sailboat travelling under Cape Horn [Kaipo Hone], a trip that took five months.

“Mother” Rickard is the first white woman who lived in Honokaa. She is still strong and spry, even if she is very old. Pertaining to her trip from England, she says: Continue reading