Things that make you go, “Hmmmm.” 1883.


Messrs J. U. and B. Kawainui, publishers of the Hawaii Pae Aina, were brought before Judge Bickerton on the 22d inst., on a charge of libel prefered by the Deputy Sheriff of Wailuku. At the hearing, Mr. Dole, counsel for the defendants moved to dismiss, on the ground that no libellous matter was contained in the article in question. Mr. Russell for the prosecution argued that the case was a fit one for jury, and that the words were of a character to warrant His Honor in committing the accused for trial. Judge Bickerton after hearing a translation of the article, and from his own knowledge of Hawaiian, judged the question fit for a jury to pass upon, and overruling Mr. Dole’s motion, committed the accused for trial at the next term of the Supreme Court. Bail $100.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 4/25/1883, p. 3)

Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XVIII, Number 17, Page 3. April 25, 1883.

Sweet mele for a flower blossomed, 1913.


1—Onaona i ka ihu ke honi
Ka pua opuu i mohala
Omau ia iho i ka poli
Hoopumehana hoi ia loko

CHO —Li’a wale aku ka manao
O ka nee mai i ke alo
I mea na’u e hoomau ai
Ka welina ana me ia pua

2—Hoonanea hoi i ka nohona
Me ka ipo i ke ano lahilahi
Ka moani ae o ke ala
Hooheno i ka puuwai.

(Holomua, 10/18/1913, p. 8)

Ka Holomua, Buke I, Helu 3, Aoao 8. Okatoba 18, 1913.

Visiting the Leprosy hospital in Kalihi a hundred and fifty years ago, 1866.

[Found under: “MA KE KAUOHA.”]

The person and people perhaps who wish to go and see the Leprosy Hospital at Kalihi [Halemai Lepera ma Kalihi], and their friends there.

Therefore, I say to everyone, the hours between 2 o’clock and 4 in the afternoon, on Tuesdays and Fridays, are set aside to go and see; and no one will be allowed during other times except for the Clergy going there to see the patients [poe mai].

By order of the Board of Health [Papa Ola].

T. C. Heuck,
Secretary of the Board of Health.

Office of the Board of Health, H., June 11, 1866.

(Au Okoa, 7/9/1866, p. 3)

Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 12, Aoao 3. Iulai 9, 1866.

Makawao Union Church comes to an end, 1916.

Memories Awakened By Passing Of Old Church

June 25th was a memorable day at the Makawao Union Church of Paia because it was the last Sunday during which religious services were to be held previous to the dismantling of the building.

The exercises were especially marked by a beautiful solo by Mrs. Jones, and an interesting sermon of a semi-historical nature, entitled—”The Passing of the Old Church”, by Rev. A. C. Bowdish.

The first building of the church was a small wooden structure at Makawao on the site now occupied by the cemetery. The change of location was made to the present situation for two reasons, first because of the shifting of the center of the district’s population and second because of the present position marks the place where the late Mr. H. P. Baldwin nearly lost his life. Continue reading

Great choral competition a hundred years ago, 1916.


At the Hilo Armory [Halekoa o Hilo], before a truly huge audience reaching nearly a thousand people, an Archipelago-wide song contest between different Choirs [Puali Himeni] from the different Islands was held. They showed their great proficiency taught to them by the Leaders of the different Choirs. The crowd who attended this big gathering was really entertained. Each group sang two songs, that being the song chosen for the competition and another outside of that song. After the singing, the Judges conferred over the decision, and when the decision of the Judging Committee was announced, they gave the championship to the Choir of Molokai, the group that took the banner for the two previous years, and the banner went to them for all times. The percentages announced by the Committee before the crowd was this: Molokai, 91 percent; Haili, 88 percent; Kauai, 81 percent; West Hawaii, 76 percent; and Maui, 61 percent. Some of the Committee told us that the reason Haili lost the competition was not because their singing was not fine, but because of the apparent exhaustion on their faces, being that good appearance while singing is a big part of the scoring.

The crowd that came in the large audience could understand the reason for that exhaustion, being that some of those singers came from the banquet table, and they were attendants for the guests of the Hawaiian Evangelical Conference [Aha Paeaina]. That the banner was not taken by those of Haili is not something to kick them for, and the decision of the Judging Committee was appreciated with good feelings. This was an entertaining concert, and the performances of the Hawaiian Singers was much appreciated. The proceeds from that gathering was $400.50.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 7/13/1916, p. 2)

Ka Hoku o Hawaii,  Buke 11, Helu 6, Aoao 2. Iulai 13, 1916.

Wife of Rev. Adam Pali dies, 1903.

Mrs. Lilia Paaoao Pali has Passed on.

Lahaina, April 4th, 1903.

O Greatest one of the People, the Kuokoa. Please insert in an empty space of your konane board, the words appearing above, and it will be you that announces to the friends and companions of that Mrs. Lilia Paaoao Pali has died and has gone on the companionless path.

On the 28th of March, 1903, at the hour of 5:30 p. m., the great dread of the world arrived like a thief in the night, and swiftly took the living breath of the greatly loved mother.

Lilia Paaoao Pali was born of the loins of S. Poholopu and Nahooikaika (f) at Lahaina, Maui, in 1845. Her days in this world number 58 years and some months. Continue reading