Snow… up in the Waianae mountains? 1862.

The Weather.

This unfailing topic of general conversation has suffered no diminution of late. Thunder, lighting, rain and hail, and even snow, according to some, have prevailed in quantities and duration beyond the memory of the “oldest inhabitant.” On Friday night, the 14th inst., hail fell in Koolauloa on this island, and we are told, in quantities to be scooped up by the hands, and people crossing the Waianae mountains that night report that snow fell thick on the mountain peaks. On Saturday morning the thermometer in Honolulu stood at 53°, and credible people aver that the saw snow flakes in the air, though they melted by or before touching the ground. Wednesday morning, this week, a thunderstorm passed over this town from the Southwest which, for sharpness of lightning and loudness of thunder, was the severest of many years. The lightning apparently played over the town in every direction, yet, we are happy to say, without any damage, excepting that a Chinaman was knocked down in the street and remained for some time perfectly paralysed before coming to, and a man, hoisting the colors on a flagstaff, felt a blow over the wrist which benumbed the hand for upwards of an hour before it passed off. In the afternoon of the same day the weather cleared up a little, but during the night, between 11½ and 3 o’clock, the thunderstorm raged again in all imaginable fury, accompanied with showers of rain so severe that it seemed almost impossible for any roofing to withstand the force of the fall or the weight of the falling water. The Waikiki plains were at one time almost literally a sheet of water, and partial freshets occurred in several directions, though the main river of the Nuuanu Valley was not filled so as to endanger the bridge leading over it. How many inches, or rather feet, of rain fell that night we have not learned, but the amount must have been enormous.

[This was a very strange year. Hualalai was cloaked in snow as well!]

(Polynesian, 2/22/1862, p. 2)

The Weather.

The Polynesian, Volume XVIII, Number 43, Page 2. February 22, 1862.

Mafia? 1893.


“The Queen never will be restored to the throne, for she will be shot within 24 hours, and every man who takes office under her will be shot also—we have men secretly sworn to do it.”

Such was the remark made to the writer by a brainless young sprig of the “citizens reserve,” such is the tenor of numerous open threats of the canaille composing the annexation club, the citizens reserve and the American league organizations that pretending to be patriotically American are in fact veritable nests of socialism, fenianism and mafia.

To their shame be it said that these mafias are organized under men calling themselves Americans, men who heretofore have been regarded as respectable and intelligent citizens: Hatch, Castle, Wilder, Jones, Smith, McGrew, Emerson, and so on, whose names will pass into history as knavish pirates in a plot to steal a nation and compel America to receive the stolen goods.

A recent article in the Holomua warned that a wave of insanity had struck Honolulu in accordance with a well known theory of cycles. The malady appears to be growing worse, for certain it is, that all the men and women concerned in the overthrow of the Queen, the terrorism and misgovernment of a P. G. military despotism, and the present display of hostilities against the United States, all act like people demented. Continue reading

Original “Guava Season” ad, 1922.

Preserving time

and a cool kitchen

Make canning time a real pleasure this year by using a good oil cook-stove. It concentrates a steady, controlled heat directly under the utensil. Your task is shortened and your kitchen is kept cool, clean and comfortable.

To insure best results, use only Pearl Oil—the clean-burning, uniform kerosene—refined and re-refined by a special process.

Sold by dealers everywhere. Order by name—Pearl Oil.








[It is interesting how pear? peach? lemon? preserving turned into guava jelly making here! And also, notice how in America it seems the product advertised here was "Pearl Oil," but here in Hawaii nei, it was "Star Oil."]

(Lynden Tribune, 6/1/1922, p. 8)

Preserving time

The Lynden Tribune, Volume XIV, Number 50, Page 8. June 1, 1922.

Vote for William J. Sheldon, 1914.


To the Voters of the City and County of Honolulu.

Gentlemen: I hereby announce that I will be a candidate at the coming primary election for the Republican nomination for Sheriff. Having had the police experience of serving as deputy sheriff of several districts of these islands, and the legislative experience of five successive terms, besides being a practicing attorney, I am confident that, if elected, I shall be able to conduct the office of Sheriff with both intelligence and efficiency.

Your obedient servant,


(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/16/1914, p. 4)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXII, Number 6973, Page 4. August 16, 1914.

Vote James S. Ahchong, 1914.



To the Voters of the County of Maui.

Gentlemen: Upon the urgent request of my many friends throughout this county, to be a candidate for the House of Representatives on the Republican ticket at the coming primary, I hereby announce myself a candidate from the Hana District.

My principles and policies are to support each and every plank of the Republican Platform as adopted by the convention held for that purpose at Honolulu of which convention I was a member.

I boast not of experience, but with what little education, ability and zeal I possess, I assure you, and am confident, with your support at the polls, of upholding our motto of “Maui No Ka Oi.”


(Maui News, 8/1/1914, p. 6)


The Maui News, Volume XXI, Number 24, Page 6. August 1, 1914.

Kalauokalani ad in English, 1914.

To the Voters


I hereby announce myself a candidate for the nomination as

City and County Clerk

according to the rules and platform of the Republican party.


[If the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers were rescanned clearly, there would not only be clearer text, but there would also be clearer pictures!]

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/11/1914, p. 11)

To the Voters...

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXII, Number 6996, Page 11. September 11, 1914.