Donations, 2017 and beyond.


Aloha all,

I have been asked where donations for this blog should be sent. I am not asking for money. I am just doing this blog on the side when time permits. What would be worthwhile is if you think the posts are worth anything to anyone you know, to pass it on, whether by reposting them electronically on Facebook, Twitter, your own blog, or by email; or printing them and handing them off; or the old-fashioned way, by talking about them.

However, if you indeed want to make donations, please consider making them to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Library and Archives! They hold much of the newspapers that I get my information from. They also are the caretakers of journals and letters and books containing historical information that cannot be found anywhere else. Do not forget to designate that your gift is to go to the Library and Archives.


Mocking birds to be set free in Hawaii, 1897.


Upon the Mariposa returned Mr. Marsden after his trip of convalescence at Portland, Oregon.

At Portland, he was gifted by C. F. Pfluger, a man who lives here, with six singing birds called Mocking Birds, to take back and release here in Hawaii. Continue reading


Abraham Kaulukou to study law at Yale, 1902.

Abraham Gilbert Kaulukou, son of John Lot Kaulukou, goes to study law at Yale 15 years earlier.




In the coming September, Aberehama Kaulukou, the son of the Hon. John L. Kaulukou will go to enter into the school of law at Yale. This is help from the Yale alumni of this town. These former students thought a great deal to do something for their school, and after prior investigation, they unanimously chose to send this intelligent Hawaiian youth of the land.

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John Lot Kaulukou, what an exciting life, 1917.


After a sickness of a few weeks ago, Judge John L. Kaulukou grew weary of this life, in the hospital at Kealakekua, on this past Saturday, and Judge Kaulukou was laid to rest for all times at his land of birth.

He was in the hospital for an entire month [??? ka noho ana o aku o kona kino lepo maka ilina,] because of a pain in his leg, under the medical care of Dr. H. L. Ross, the government doctor there; and the knowledge of the doctor could not save his life, until he left this world on that day indicated above.

The Judge left behind his widow, Mrs. Susie Kaulukou, and three sons, Abraham G. Kaulukou, the secretary of Kauai County; Lot Kalani Kaulukou, known also as Lot Sebastian, famed for dancing and living in lands afar; and John L. Kaulukou Jr; along with a large family and many friends, grieving with regret for him.

His Birth

Judge John L. Kaulukou was born at Keauhou, North Kona, Hawaii, on the 1st of June, in the year 1841, therefore, he lived for sixty-seven years and a day, before he left this life of hardships. His father was a Spaniard [Paniolo] and his wife was a Hawaiian, therefore he is also called a hapa Paniolo.

In the younger days of Judge Kaulukou’s life, he was orphaned by his parents leaving this life early, so the responsibility transferred upon his grandfather to educate him; the first step taken to raise him until he became an important giant of the land in the days of the monarchy of Hawaii nei. Continue reading

John Kalino passes away, 1917.



Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha:—Please add to the columns of your paper this coming week, this loving package of tears, pertaining to our beloved father, Rev. John Kalino, who passed on to that path of us all, in the evening of Friday, the 12th of January, 1917, from heart failure [ma’i puuwai nawaliwali].

Our beloved papa was born from the loins of his parents, Kalino (m) and Kapalapala (f), in “The Skin-Stinging Rain of the Four Waters of Waiehu,” Maui, in the month of April, 8, 1862; he was 54 years, ten months, and eleven days old.

There were many of them who were born by their parents, however, they have all gone to that other world beyond, and our beloved father, is the very last.

He was married to our mother, Hana Kahinawe, in the month of July, on the 15th day, in the year of our Lord 1879; they were married in the holy covenant of marriage for 35 years and some months. From their loins came seven children; six girls and one boy; five are living and two have gone beyond. Continue reading

Irony, 1893.

It is always a good thing to read an article in its entirety before coming to any conclusions about it. It might be difficult to see, but what the Daily Bulletin is saying here is sarcastic.
The annexationist paper, Nupepa Puka La Kuokoa, printed 1,200 copies thinking because of their cheap subscription rates they would get Hawaiians to buy the copies up, and yet they only got rid of 80 copies. And at the time even the haole annexationists could understand Hawaiian. How many of those 80 do you think were bought by them?

It is good to read, and to think.


[Found under: “LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.”]

The new Hawaiian daily paper, “La Kuokoa,” started the other day printed about 1200 copies. Out of this number only 80 copies were circulated. Such is the native Hawaiian’s love for annexation.

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