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.
One day last week, some chauffeurs of the car company of Hilo went around to see and perhaps to understand the storied places of the great land of Keawe. When they go with foreign customers, they will know these places so they can talk about them to the visitors when they go visiting the Kona districts and other places.
KNOW ALL PEOPLE in the countryside, I am the one whose name appears below, a friend of yours in times past, who purchased Tree Ear. That season is over and it is a NEW AGE, and I putting out the call that I am purchasing KUKUI NUTS that are baked until done and then all shelled; just bring in the MEAT cleaned under the sun and dried well. I will pay THREE DOLLARS AND A HALF ($3.50) for a single barrel. For those who seek this, bring it; I will be found in the stone building of M. Kekuanaoa, at AIENUI. BE QUICK, DO NOT DELAY!
King Kalakaua Gave His Support to Educate His Lahui
While King Kalakaua was upon the throne, as a result of him speaking with his Cabinet, and also approved by the Legislature of 1882 or 1883, there were many Hawaiians who were sent to far away lands in seek of education. It feels like it happened between the years 1883 and 1884. Some of these boys went at the government’s expense, and some under the expense of the Father Missionaries.
1. Robert W. Wilcox and Robert N. Boyd, were sent to military school in Italy.
2. Matthew Makalua and Piianaia, were sent to Oxford in England, to medical school. Piianaia did not graduate, but Makaula did graduate and became a very great doctor in England. He married a woman and he had a number of children. He is dead now. He did not return to Hawaii.
For those of you with Kanikau.—Let it be known to all of you who are sending in Kanikau and Announcements to be printed in the Kuokoa Newspaper, you must count the lines of your Kanikau, and send in two cents for each line of the Kanikau, and two cents for each line of Advertisement. If you do not follow these rules, and the money you send in is not adequate, then your Kanikau or Announcement will not be printed.
I am once again putting my name before the voters of the First Voting District of the Island of Hawaii, and asking for your support on this Election Season coming up on the 2nd of October, 1920. My work at the Legislature these past sessions was putting effort into and watching over our rights, O makaainana from the reclining coconut trees of Kalapana all the way to the sheer trails of Hamakua.
On the very first day for the registration of women, Mrs. Louise Aoe McGregor proudly took the glory due to her being the first woman who entered her name in the voter registration book in the clerk’s office, from District Five.
In the expanse of Kapaa, at 7:30 p. m. on Saturday, July 31, 1920, joined together in the pure covenant of marriage by Rev. I. K. Kaauwai [Isaiah Kalunakanawai Kaauwai] were William K. Cummings and Miss Nieber Hanohano. Marriage is a fine thing for all.
This is something joyous for me, the makuahine to announce, so that my many dear ones will know; my kaikamahine, Adline Kuumanai and her husband Richard Swan have had their first child, a plump babe, and she is named Sophia Lucy Kaomealani, an ancestral name. Adline Kuumanai is a grandchild of John Kahikina Sheldon and Amy Kahakukaalani Cummings. This is something that I, her aunty, Mrs. Minnie K. Francis, is proud of.
We awaited the alii but they did not arrive, and on the 30th of July, canon fire was heard from Punchbowl [Puuawaina] announcing their arrival. A little thereafter we saw the approach of the three double-masted ships: Hooikaika, Paalua, and Victoria. And at midday, they all entered the harbor. When the alii were close by the American warship, the Warren, they boarded and canon were shot off in salute to the king; the salute was a fine thing. The King went ashore and the soldiers were waiting; cannons and drums were sounded, and he and his wife along with the alii and the officers went into his house at Maunakilika, and it is there that he resides these days.