This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
D. O. Mookini to Mary Hiram, Mar. 15. Mahi Kekahaloa to Flora Waipa, Mar. 16. Joseph Amana to Elizabeth Naeole, Mar. 17. M. J. Rodrigues to Hattie Pupuhi, Mar. 17. Fred K. Lee to Maria K. Kamai, Mar. 17. J. R. Crawford to Abigail E. Voeler, Mar. 20. Zerubabela Kapule to Kane Hanawahine, Mar. 21. J. S. Chong to Annie Rose Kua, Mar. 24. Homer J. Keller to Elizabeth Kaulia, Mar. 26. Continue reading →
After working as a musician in the Hawaiian Band [Bana Hawaii] for 51 years, James Pohina, one of the oldest persons working with the band, decided he was at a place where he would retire with a pension from the county government. Continue reading →
Ahuimanu College is under the administration of the Roman Catholics; the students had their examinations last week Wednesday. We very much wanted to see firsthand the progress made by this school, but we did not know ahead of time, and its examination date was not advertised. And therefore, we perhaps can take word of their progress from people who were there and who weighed for themselves. This school, many years ago, was under the leadership of Rev. Walsh, and these days, it is being taught and lead by Rev. Father Lievin, the one who is known for his abilities, kindness, and some other good traits for the proper administering in the advancement of the school.
We were informed that the visitors enjoyed the spelling and clear reading of the students of the lower classes. The young students who could not speak English they ear before, could now pronounce clearly what they were reading. This was a testament to the strength and competence of their teaching and their guidance; giving hope that if they continue to progress in that fashion, they will not fail to make advancements in the future. The teaching and making clear to the students about reading clearly is very important in the knowledge of reading that is to be ingrained in our youngsters; whereas studying hurriedly will be worthless in the end; that kind of learning is nothing more than a horse race. Continue reading →