Interesting translation, 1908.


One often hears the expression, “My child caught a severe cold which developed into diphtheria,” when the truth that cold had simply left the lit- truth was that cold had simply left the wandering diphtheria germ. When Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy is given it not only cures the cold, but greatly lessens the danger of diphtheria or any other germ disease being contracted. There is no danger in giving this remedy, as it contains no opium or other harmful drug. For sale by all dealers. Benson, Smith & Co., agents for Hawaii.

(Hawaiian Star, 3/13/1908, p. 6)


The Hawaiian Star, Volume XV, Number 4978, Page 6. March 13, 1908.


Ua lohe pinepineia keia olelo i ke kamailioia, “Ua loaa ka’u keiki i ke anu, a ku a puu maoli ae ma ka a-i,” a o ka mea oiaio no ea, mai ke anu mai i loaa mai ai ka anoano liilii a hiki i ke ku a puu maoli ana o ka a-i. I ka manawa i haawiia aku ai o ka Laau Kumu a Chamberlain, aole wale no o ke anu kana i hoola ai, aka ua hoopauia a hoemiia mai ka ma’i puu o ka a-i, a mau anoano e ae paha o kekahi ano ma’i. Aole loa he pilikia iki o ka haawi ana aku i keia laau oiai aole he opiuma iloko olaila, a laau hoopilikia e ae paha. Eia ke kuaiia nei e Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd., na akena no ka Paeaina Hawaii.

(Kuokoa, 3/13/1908, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIII, Helu 11, Aoao 4. Maraki 13, 1908.


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See for instance from the other day: Political prisoners released by the Provisional Government, 1895.

Ray Kinney Band, 1940.

The picture above is of Ray Kinney, and he will be seen with his three friends, who are the band that plays at the Hotel Lexington [in New York], and some Hawaiian Girls; they are here to perform for three days at the Mamo Theater [Halekeaka Mamo], beginning on this day, February 21. With Kinney (on the far right), are Keoki Kainapau, Tommy Castro, Sammy Makea and Nick Paul.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/21/1940, p. 3)

O ke kii e kau ae la maluna...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIV, Number 43, Aoao 3. Feberuari 21, 1940.

Political prisoners released by the Provisional Government, 1895.

Political Prisoners.

This past Thursday, Independence Day [La Kuokoa] and also Day of Thanksgiving to God for the deceitful ones, some political prisoners were released, they being W. H. Rickard [W. H. Rikada], T. B. Walker [T. B. Waka], Toma Pule, Kauai, D. Damien [D. Damiena], R. Palau, and Apelahama. As for the haole, after the two of them were read their pardons,  they were given the thanks of President Dole and some Hawaiians as well.¹ Some other political prisoners were no released, but perhaps will be released some time in the future.

¹See correction in comment below.

(Makaainana, 12/2/1895, p. 1)

Na Pio Kalaiaina.

Ka Makaainana, Buke IV—Ano Hou, Helu 23, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 2, 1895.

Nora Rickard of Honokaa turns 90, 1938.

Mother Rickard Celebrates her birthday


On Sunday, March 6, “Mother” Nora Rickard of Honokaa celebrated her 90th birthday, after living until local on the Island of Keawe for 71 years. She was born in Devonshire, England, and left there when she was 19 years old and went to America on a sailboat travelling under Cape Horn [Kaipo Hone], a trip that took five months.

“Mother” Rickard is the first white woman who lived in Honokaa. She is still strong and spry, even if she is very old. Pertaining to her trip from England, she says: Continue reading

Earthquake on Maui, 1938.

Damage Done By The Earthquake

The picture above is a picture of Joseph Matson, the Engineer of Maui, inspecting an area where the road was split at the pali of Waialua, a little above Keanae. This was done by the earthquake a few weeks ago.

Boulders fell and hit this storehouse of the Standard Oil Company. Oil leaked out of the oil drums as a result of the earthquake a few weeks ago on Maui.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/9/1938, p. 3)

Ka Hana A Ka Ola'i

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXI, Number 40, Aoao 3. Feberuari 9, 1938.

Western medical school for Hawaiians, 1870.


We understand that one of our physicians, who is thoroughly conversant with the native language, has been authorized to form a class of eight or ten Hawaiian young men, (graduates of the highest schools,) for instructions in the principles and practice of medicine.

There has never been made, that we are aware of, any systematic or earnest effort to instruct Hawaiian youth in the medical art. The knowledge that is necessary to be acquired to make a skillful and thoroughly competent practitioner is not to be obtained in this country, which as yet, does not possess medical schools and colleges, and the difficulties in the way of sending Hawaiian pupils abroad to obtain a medical education, are so various and insurmountable, as almost to preclude any hope of being overcome. Continue reading

Dr. G. P. Judd starts a medical school for Hawaiians, 1870.

Medical School.—In the English government newspaper [Hawaiian Gazette], we saw an editorial [manao pepa] pertaining to the establishing of a medical school for Hawaiian youths, perhaps eight or ten in number. After asking about, we were told that it is Dr. G. P. Judd who suggested the idea of starting that type of fine school of which we have faith that this proposed school will go well. Because these youths will be taught the haole medicine in the Hawaiian language by that elder doctor of ours, the one that is fluent in Hawaiian, and it is he in his knowledge of medicine who translated the Anatomy Book which is being taught in the high schools. Ten room are set up above the Residence of Dr. Stangenwald [Minuteole] for those ten students. We dearly hope that it goes well.

(Manawa, 11/21/1870, p. 2)

He Kula Kauka.

Ka Manawa, Buke I, Helu 3, Aoao 2. Novemaba 21, 1870.

Pahala School, 1936.


This picture above is of the new school of Pahala in Kau. On Tuesday of this past week, the children of Pahala, Kau returned to the new school house built this year for the children of Pahala and Kau.

The total number of children entering this school when it opened is 460 students.

This is one of the signs of progress in this district. This school and the yard equipment are of the newest models of this new age, and this is a great blessing for the children of this district.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 9/23/1936, p. 2)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXI, Number 21, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 23, 1936.

James A. E. Kinney and his ohana, 1943.

At Sea

The picture above is of James A. E. Kinney, the son of K. W. Kinney of Hana, Maui, and one of the writers to Ka Hoku o Hawaii. It is believed that A. E. Kinney is at Sea with the Air Force, doing air surveillance [kilo ea]. He graduated from the air surveillance school in Grand Rapids, Michigan this past April and returned to his post at West Palm Beach, Florida, and thereafter it was decided to send him to sea.

A Hawaiian Youth

James Apollo Everett Kinney was born of the loins of Mr. K. W. [Kihapiilani William] and Mrs. Sarah Kaleo Kinney, at the McBryde Sugar Plantation in Kauai, when his father was working burning cane, and he was 32 years old. Continue reading