Old Kuokoa “Paper Boy”, 1923.

This is a picture of Maui Kaiko, one of the paper boys of the Kuokoa, along with his new hat. Maui Kaiko is 70 years old now, yet he is just as lively selling newspapers as the youngsters of town, and by selling newspapers, he has everything he needs in life.

[Notice how the word “keiki” is not only used for young boys (or children in general), but is also used how we use it today, as in: “Maui boy” or “local boy”…]

(Kuokoa, 6/14/1923, p. 4)

O keia ke kii o Maui Kaiko...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXII, Helu 24, Aoao 4. Iune 14, 1923.

George Healii Kahea Beckley awarded military medal, 1919.


For the past year,  there has been no word to his family, and they did not know whether he was dead or not. However, during the past couple of weeks, a letter arrived written by him from Britain.

Four years ago, George Healii Kahea Beckley left Hawaii for America. in 1914, he departed America aboard the steamship Missourian, full of mules to take to France for the armed forces of Britain.

He got off the ship in France, and entered the battlefield with the British Army; he was shot and returned to Britian.

After he recovered, he joined the war once again on the east side at the Balkans and Salonika; there he again faced injury: he, a friend, and his cousin Hoapili from Hawaii. The three of them were returned to Britain to the Hospital.

Thereafter, he was not heard from again, but last week, his cousin, Leander Beckley,  of the group of car drivers of Fort Street, received a letter from him.

The letter was written on the 22nd of December, saying that he was in Britain, and in good health. He is awaiting his discharge, and then he’ll return home.

[I am not sure about the first reference to “four years ago” and then “1914”… Also, does anyone know who this Hoapili refers to?]

(Aloha Aina, 2/8/1919, p. 2)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XXXIV, Helu 5, Aoao 2. Feberuari 8, 1919.

Alligator loose?? 1928.

The body of an Alligator [moo Aligeto] that wandered from the port of Hilo and caught in Honuapo in Kau was taken to show before the school children of the Government School, Union, of Hilo nei. The sea navigating serpent is being cared for by a Japanese Committee of Hilo nei, and it will be sent all the way to Japan aboard a Japanese ship one of these upcoming days.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 1/10/1928, p. 2)

Ua lawe hoikeike ia ae ke kino o kahi moo Aligeto...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXI, Helu 32, Aoao 2. Ianuari 10, 1928.