Sweet Emalia and Moanalua.
Their Problems Before the Court
Moanalua is a youth that we often see with a woman’s necklace all the time, and a women’s pocketbook. He is somewhat feeble-minded, and is always smiling. Moanalua is the name that people know him by, but his real name is something else.
He was arrested for stealing a suit and a pair of slacks from Keoki Woolsey’s place in Waikiki. He did not want a lawyer, and did not want to contest his guilt, and his case is left for the circuit court.
As for Sweet Emalia, she was enjoying the tasty water, swipe [suaipa], and after being filled with this intoxicating liquid, she went along with the two aikane, Kapahu and John Richard [?] on a car ride, in the evening of this past Sunday. The horse was exerted as they sped along King Street, and from the car came that song often heard from children on the streets, “There’ll be a hot time, in the old town, tonight.” This car was seen by a policeman as it sped on crazily, and he called out to stop, but the driver misheard and thought he was being told to speed up; and when the were caught, all the steam was exhausted from the horse resulting from it being run hard. Sweet Emalia and her riding companions were taken to jail [Halewai], and there she entertained the peace officers with her funny antics.
That Emalia was detained with another woman in a single room, and it wasn’t long when they began to display their skill in boxing. The rumbling of the earth was heard, and it was three large officers that separated the two women fighters.
Sweet Emalia was fined $12, and her fellow joy riders were each fined $2.00. Another suit was filed for injuring her companion, but it was dismissed.
(Kuokoa, 10/4/1901, p. 5)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIX, Helu 14, Aoao 5. Okatoba 4, 1901.