The royals in Kona, 1879.

News from Kona.

O Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha oe:—

At 11 o’clock at night on the 19th of March, landed at the shore of Kailua nei were the King; Queen Kapiolani; Her Highness, R. Keelikolani; Minister of Finance S. K. Kaai; and some others. There were many of us gathered during those days. On the 22nd, the Queen went to the uplands of Kuahewa to see the troubles of Nawai, a blind man, to give him some help for his home that burned down. Continue reading

Monument to Father Damien, 1894.


Monument on Molokai.

We are publishing above the monument; the statue built for father Damiana who died at Kalawao, Molokai, from leprosy which he contracted. A large sum of money was donated at London and $500 was put aside to build this monument was constructed. This memorial was brought here in 1893 and erected on the 12th of September of this year on Molokai by the Provisional Government.

(Kuokoa, 5/19/1894, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIII, Helu 20, Aoao 1. Mei 19, 1894.

Slide show, ice cream, and some violence, 1908.


Because Charles Santos, Portuguese, caused harm upon Wong Ping, a Chinese who is employed at the office of immigration [keena hoopae limahana], he was fined ten dollars on this past Monday before the Police Court [Aha Hoomalu].

This Portuguese man was arrested previously for punching and breaking the jaw of another, and he spent ten months in Kawa for that crime of his, and ten more dollars for this further injury.

Wong Ping and a friend of his and the daughters of this friend were watching a slide show [kii hooleleaka], and from there they went to eat ice cream [aikalima] at the Japanese shop. Continue reading

Death of Simeon Kaiu, 1835.


Waimea, September 26, 1835.

Aloha to you, O Tinker. This is my thought for you. One of our fellow travellers has recently died, Simeon Kaiu, he has died. He was not terribly sick, and he died. Perhaps one of his blood vessels severed in his chest, and he could not breathe, and he died. September 11 was the day he died. We know how he lived, when we travelled to Nuuhiwa and came back. His was as kindly as ever, as he did the work of the Lord. Simeon and Deborah [Debora] were in Wailua a few months ago spreading the word of God. They showed those ignorant ones of enlightenment. He lived there, where he died. He was a greatly beloved brethren on Kauai. He is much mourned for in this land. He is one of the first fruit picked here in Hawaii. He was baptized in the month of December, 1825. The baptism took place in Honolulu with Kaahumanu. From that time until he died, we know not of any wrong he committed, from what we saw he only did good. Simeona did not make clear what his thoughts were upon his leaving, for he died quickly. When he lived amongst us, we witnessed the fruit of the Spirit. Therefore we believe that he is doing well in that life. “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.”—Luke xii—43.

By Whitney.

[According to S. M. Kamakau, on December 4, 1825, baptized were: E. Kaahumanu, Kalanimoku, A. Keliiahonui, Lidia Namahana, Kekuaipiia, Gikeona Laanui, Simeona Kaiu, Debora Kapule Haakulou, and R. Kalaaiaulu.]

(Kumu Hawaii, 10/14/1835, p. 165)


Ke Kumu Hawaii, Buke 1, Pepa 21, Aoao 165. Okatoba 14, 1835.

On the death of Simeona Kaiu, 1897.


To Mrs. Wahine Kaiu and the child of the two of you, Isaac W. Kaiu.

Sympathy to you both:

We, the Luna of the brethren of the Kapaa church, island of Kauai, by way of our Committee:

Whereas, the Almighty Father has kindly taken the last breath of your chief Simeona Kaiu at 12 o’clock in the night of the 23rd of January, 1897, at your own residence “Ka Puuwai Aloha,” Waipouli, Kauai, and this has caused your heart to grieve, therefore, Continue reading

Bubonic plague reached our shores? 1901.


The mice given fluids from that Japanese woman said to have died from the bubonic plague [ma’i bubonika] have not died. There are just two more days left, and after they are over, and the mice do not die, it will be clear to the doctors that the bubonic plague has not come to Hawaii nei. Pray that the mice live and we are saved of that tragedy.

(Kuokoa, 4/5/1901, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIX, Helu 14, Aoao 6. Aperila 5, 1901.